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I havo sworn tipou the Attar of God, eternal hostility to every form. of 'Tyrauny over the Mind of Man." Thomas Jefferson.
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COLUMBIA COUNTY, J?A. SATURDAY, .IAtfUAI2Y 9, 1841. Number .37.;
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From the BaUimorc Ocean.
ji cstjia'cb van chips.
Vol!, Mr. Clipper, 'ere I ham,
Just frora across tho vorler,
To see the land of Hunelo Sam,
Ami brought my wife and dorter,
I've gat mo him a sorry fix,
They tell 'tis the fashion
To talk hof nought but politics,
And put von in a passion.
Now ho cant be a Democrat,
And sing hout ' clear the diggine,'
No I must be a vig, that's flat,
Becauso my name is Vigging.
Now Mrs. Vigging, she's a vig,
A vig hof the first vorter,
And says that I must show hout big,
To marry hoff my dorter. .
My dorter's name is Hadaline,
She's now and then romantic,
But vn sho Itis'nt, then she's fine,
So proud, hariatoorat. j
She struts just like a turkey cock.
The vay they struts is shocking,
Ven they sees another cock,
Red potticoat, or stocking.
And ven she valks site's like a que oil,
Like nightingale she sings,
I b'liovo uho voti'd a hang'd benn,
Ad she been born vith vings.
I wants to marry her bnt mun:
Hit must not pans your lips,
Hunto thst poet but bo dumb,
Your correspondent, ' Chips.'
I tanls to marry- ycs.I does
I vants a litlo wife,
To comb my 'air, and.vash my nsek,
And he my all my life.
Ven Adam lived In Paradise,
He did 'tit live content,
Till from his side a rib was took, ,
-And into woman bent.
Just think how Adam must have stared,
Vrn first ho got ovake,
And found himself n marticd roan, -
Vilhout e'en vedding cake.
I'm worry bashful yes, I am
"i'would cave me lots of trouble,
To go lo bed a single men,
And val e up as a double.
The editor of a Western paper llifus ex
presses his good wishes toward a' couple
who did'nt get married wilhout remBi&ber
ing him in tho cake line :
' May heaven smile in its rioh grace
Strew yoar path with sacred peaco
Fill your cup with earthly joys,
And yotu arms with girls and boy P
. FEMALE EDUCATION.
1)V A young lady whom wc know by sight,
ones concluded u love letter thus :- '
" i shul ritn to you ngain ear long, jo
cummins told me n orful story about
suke lyler bnt i didcist pay no attea- .
thun at all to his sickeu'tieii-Uil ' '
yourn till death part,boMiVn-us"
" THE WHALER'S PERIL.
BY CAPT. MAttBVAT.
' Well, we had waited about half an
hour.when we saw a whiff at the masthead
of the ship; wo knew that it was to direct
our attention to some other point, so we
looked round the horizon, and perceived
that there was a 'school of young bulls, a
bout three miles from us. Wo were four
boats in all; snd tho first mate dtaired my
bout and another to go in chase of theln,
while he remained with the other two, for
this old whule to come up again. WeI, off
wc went, ond soon came up wiMi the school:
they ate the most awkward part of whale
fishing; for they are savage. nd, moreover,
easily ' guileV thai ii frightened. I pick
d out one, and tried to come up with him;
but he was very shy, and at last he raised
his head clean oat of tho water, and set off
at a rata of ten miles iin hour; this showed
that he was aware of danger. 1 had just
thought of giving him tip and trying for a-
nother, when he suddenly turned round,
and came right toward tho boats. That we
knew mcsnt mischief; hut, in coming to
ward us, ho parsed close to the other boat,
and the steersman gave him the harpoon
right well into him. This made him more
savage, and he stood right for my boat,
ploughing up the sen as he rushed oh.
was all ready in the kow-jwith the hsrpeen;
and the men were all ready with their oars
to pvill back, ee as to keep elear of him.
On he came, and when his snout was with
in six feet ef us, we pulled eharp across
him, and at we went from him, I gave hira
the harpoon deep into the fin. ' Starn all!
was the ery usual, that we might be clear
of him. He 'sounded' immediately, that
is, down he went, head foremost, w)iieh
was what w were afraid of, for yen-
we had only two hundred fathoms of line
in each boat; and having both harp-eons in
him, we could not bend ene to the other, in
case he 1 sounded' deep, for sometimes they
will go down right perpendicular, and take
four lines, or eight hundred fathoms with
them, so we expseted that we should this
time loose the whale as well as sur lines,
for when they were run out, wc must eith
er ent, or go down with him. Well, the
lines ran out so swift, that we poured wa
ter on them that they might not fire and
we thought that it was all over, for the lines
were two-thirds out, and he was going down
as fast as ever, when all of a sudden he
slopped. We were hauling in the slack
hues, when we saw him rise again, about
a quarter of a mile off. It was a hurrah,
for we now thought that we had him. Off
he set with his nose up, right in the wind's
eye, towing the two boats at the rate of
twelve miles an hour; our stems clearing
trough the sea, and throwing off the watrr
liftc a plume of feathers on each side of the
bows, while the sun's rays pierced through
the spray and formed bright rainbows.
We hoped soon to tiro him, and to be able
to haul in upon our lfnes, se ns to get near
onmigh to giva him our lances; but that was
only hope, as you'll hear. Of a sudden, ho
stopped, tinned round, a ltd made right for
us, with liii jaws open; then, nil we had to
do was to baulk him, apd give him the lance.
He did not seem to have made up his mind
which boat he would attack we wero pret
ty near together, and ho yawed at ne, aud
then Mlhe, other. At last he made right
foi the other boat, and the boatsotter dodg
ed him very olerorly, while we pulled up
to him, aud I put the lanoe tip to tho stock
into his sMe. He made a plunge as if he
were going to ' sound' spin; and a he did
so, vith his flukes ho threw our boat into
the air, a matter of twenty feet, cutting it
clean in half, and one of tho boat's thwart
came right athwart of my nose, and it nev
cr lias been straight since. So now you
havo it, mossmntc; and I shouldn't mind if
you passed the beer this way, for this long
yarn has made my throat somewhat dry.'
' .When you'.vo had your swig, old chap,
you may as well tell how the matter ended,'
observed ly fathcrf . ' -''
1 Why it ended in our losing tho whalo
in the first place, and the boat with hor gear
in the oecond. Wc were, picked up by the
other boat, and thcro was no time to be lost,
for the sharks were brought together by the
scent of the whale's blood; tho whale soun
ded again, and we were obliged to cut tho
line, and return on board.'
A RICH SCENE.
Tho PiC3ynnu has a way of making its
watch returns afford philosophy as well as
mirtn. near tiie following conversation,
between two loafers The humor is only
surpassed by that of brother Neal, in his
inimitable " eharcosl sketches."
' Yes,' said S)eppy,'you beat me in mak
ing out breakfasts and dinners, but you
can't shine in making a raise of drinks as
well as I can.'
I knock under,' said Drown.
' De ya kuow how I do it ?' eaid Step-
Utterly ignorant of the modus operandi
my dear fellow,' said Brown, 'but always
thought you had a peculiar talent that
' 1 have sir: so I hare, sir,' said Stcppy
' Superior education a knowledge of phy
siognomy and of human does it.'
' Explain,' eaid Brown.
' Be silent,' eaid Steppy.
1 I'm mum,' said Brown, slapping his o-
pen mouth with the palm of his hand, a la
' WtU then, yen see, unless I'm really
shook, I always goes it in tho bit houses
dorjrsrics aint jrenteel. When I sees fel
lows going u to the bar, I saye, how do
you dot haw are you now! I know at
once by my ksowledjs of physiognomy
whether the crowd b whig or lor.ofocos
I don't txlier in the bumb business.
the're whigs, I at one begins to speak of
glorious Ylelafie. tni iriumfnToT'cdifcct
principles th annihilation of locofocoism,
and all that sort of thinr, and they at onco
say, what'll you take, sir? If I find they
are locofoens, I d n coon skiiis,logcabins,
nd hard cider; and thus, in cither case, walk
into a horn and something else if it be snack
' But tnere are Wires things that are a
puzzle to me,' said Steppy, 'which are
these: who wrote Junius' letters? who is
elected Governor of Maine! how do you
pull wool over the eyes of the boarding
System, sir, system. My gentlemanly
address and prepossessing appearance,
find a pair ol spectacles liiUiapensibto in
carrvine out my plans, and a good cane
has, in many instances, a prodigious! ef
fect. ' Let us have light,' eaid Steppy.
' I will,' said Brown, 'but you ate tho
first peraon to whom I ever revealed the bo
ctct. Well then, like making the egg stand
on end, the process is simple when it it!
made known. Every boarding-houto has
& label with a black ground and golden let
ters on the door, saying that it is a ioard-ing-heuse.
You have nothing therefore to
do but hover near the door at breakfast or
dinner hour, salute one of the borrdcrs as
he passes in and continue the conversation
tih dinner is announced; sit next to him at
dinner if possible to keep up the delusion;
but this is not indispensable; walk out when
ha walks out, and it will be at once conclu
ded that you'io his perticulai friend and no
question will be ever asked. I've tried it
a thousund times and it never failed in a
' Why don't you follow it up!' said Step-
' Because I have nc new customers to
do,' said Brown. But I have an idea a
thought has struck me.'
What is it?' said Sloppy.
' Why, that wo exchange situations, let
you lake the run of tho boarding-houses,
and I'll take your pUco in the hotel busi
ness.' Capital 1 capital I excollent! excellent!'
said Steppy. ;
If you havo got capital, 'eaid the watch
man, just a the-v.liad' made arrangement
for a new stait in business 1 if you have
got capital this is rather a suspicious place
to be in.' Without listening to a word
from them he calaboosed them. The Re
corder would listen to no explanation but
sent them to tho calaboose for thirty days
WEBSTER AND BROUGHAM.
The following paragraph is extracted
from a late London publication, entitled
'Portraits of Public Characters."
" The first occasion" ou which I saw
Mr. Webster was in the Court of Exche
quer, three or four days after his arrival
in town. Ho sat on tho .icht of Mr. Bar
on Gurncy ; while Lord Brougham and
the Grand Duke of Saxe Weimar tho
latter a young man, nt seemingly, out of
his teens sat on his left. To see the tw.e
greatest men of their day. tho one the
master spirit of tho Old, tho other the mas
tei spirit of the New World, thus sitting
so near each other, was a sight of no ordi
nary interest. Nothing could be mere
striking than the contrast which tho per
sonal appearance of tho two illustrious in
dividuals presented. The larce broad
countenance of the American oitizen
seemed more ample when the oye took in
at the same glance the narrow contracted
face of the English peer. Lord Braug
ham t hair looked more gray when eeen
in juxtaposition with the almost jot-black
hair ot Daniel Webster. While there was
no hair on the forelifjd of the Utter, th
small, low forehead ot (he lormer was so
overlapped with it, as almost to ronder
doubtful to those who knew uu better,
whether he had any forhead at all. The
English e:c-Lord Chancellor's small gray
oyes appeared to uwinuie into yet more
diminished proportions, when placed sid
leader to the Ameiican Bar. The tall
slender, boay frame of the Englishman ar
rested tho eye more readily, when witness
ed at the same limo as the full, middle-siz
ed, broad-built figure, of the American.
While the dress of Mr. Webster was
plainness itself, that of Lord Brougham
bad so much of positivo dandyism about it,
that a Parisian swell would have bee.i
proud to put his person into it. I have
already described the apparel the former
wore on the occasion, The noble and
learned Lord patronised a blue, tastefully
mode surtotit, a white waistcoat, white
trousers, white stockings and thin shoes;
on his breast was a handsome gold chain,
while from hia email-clothes watch-pocket
there was suspended by a smart looking
riband, a cluster of massive gold oeals.
His appearance, altogether, with the ex
ceplion of his gray hair, hi complexion
less face, and laree features, wero remark
ably boyish-like. He reminded one of
youthful student at some country academy,
"trimmed un" for the annual ball. Tho
severity of Mr, Webster's countenance,
the reposo of his features, and the motion
less position in which he sat, must have
struck everv ono more forcibly from the
perpetual smile which played on tho face
of his lordship, tho inrcssant and rapid
movement of his muscles, and the infinite
ly diversified attitudes into which ho put
his body. Ho laughed, spoke and acted,
with lunds, feet and face, during the whole
of the time he sat on tho bench hid body
thus exhibiting a singular sympathy with
tho known restlessness of his mind."
Many a farm, when fresh, lias been ren
dered serlle and unproductive in a few yeats
by skimming tho surface. Deep ploughing
brings up latent animal and vegetable parti
cles favorablo to the growth of plants, ren
ders the soil loose aud friable, and, above
all, prevents the ground frora washing.
Hilly land should always bo ploughed in a
circular direction, and if at the same tune
t is broken deep, it is rarely the case that
hills will not retain all the raiu that falls
upon zra. -Agriculturalist.
Lot apt man anticipate uncertion profits.
In a voyage around the world, a work rs
cently writteil by an officer sn board the
Columbia U. S. Frigate, occura the follow
ing anecdote :
' Ono of our Lieutenants told me a stoiy
f a sailor.attiched to a ship, that interested
me much. 'He was an excellent seaman,
and so religious and peaceful, that ho wag
called par excellence, the quaker. He was
religious in all his doings; and with few
companions seemed to stand apart from thd
majority of his shipmates, as one who had
little sympathy with them: but eterr ffi;
ccr and sailor respeeled him, for he' was in
telligent and faithful as brave as he wa9
religious, as generous as he was reserved.
He devoted his leisure to mental improve
ment and the Bible, but if a daring work of
duty was to be done, a deed of danger and
of skill there was nono so prompt and
firm as the Quaker to undertake it. Oncrf
a storm arose suddenly at night.and (though
i havo lorgotten the peculiar nautical ciri
enmstances,) it carried away a mist, thd
ship broached to, and a heavy sea broke!
over the quarter; when as she heeled aud
the decks filled, it was discoveied that all
the lee ports had beon closed, and the scup
pers were not enough to release the accu
mulating flood. The flapping of the loose
sails against the rigging the moaning of
tho wind tnd waters, quite drowned tho
voice of the trumppel, and there, was great
danger of the ship's going suddenly down,
in the trough of the billows. Then at thai
lurid lightnings for a moment illumed tho
deck, confusion and constornation weiB re
vealed in every direction the men were1
rushing for the boats, the binnacle light
were out, and the weather helmsman had
deserted his post: when, at that critical
moment, the voice of one touching hie hat
deck: 'Sir, shall I take the helm! no end
' Who speaks?' salt! the office
' It is the Quaker, sir.'
' Yes, tafto the helm, my good lad, aud
quick but first knock out a leo porf, while
I hold the helm, and let out water. The
ship lays like a log while these cursed fools -aro
Tho Quaker sprang, with prompt alacri
ty, down the half sunken deck, up to his
waist in water a vent was soon made, and
the whirling current hurrying to escape, al
most took the dauntless mariner with it
but in a moment he was at tho helm. Si
lence and obedience were restored among
the crew, and the broken mast was cut a
way. The Quaker fixed his steady- eye
upon the breaking sea, headed the faltering
prow to the wave, and the ship, once mora
being relieved, soon righted the sails o
curcd were closely reefed, snd safety re-assured.
But had not tbe Quaker been there, whers
might have been the ships and its trembling
spirits? And what was it that armed this
man with such fearless self-possession in
the nidst of peril? it was surely more than
naUral courage yes, it was a firm reliance
oc the providence of God, a submission to
tho decrees of duty, whatever and wherever
they might bc;it was tho courage of religious
faith a faith that "casteth out all fear."
Yankee Cuteness. Some time since, tho
Yankee Schooner Sally Ann, under com
mand of one Captain Speoner, was beating
up the Connecticut river. Mr. Comslock,
the mate, was at his slatiou forward. Ac
cording to hie notion of things, the School
er was getting rather near certain flats whicli
lay along the larboard chore, So aft ha
goes te the captain and says he :
Captain Sgooner, you're getting rather
close lhara are flats; hadn't you better go
Says Captain Spooner ' Mr. Comstogki
do you go forward and attend to your patt
of the skuner and I'll attend to mine.'
Well, Mr. Comstock marvelled forwnrd
in high dudgcan. Boys,' said he, see that
ere mud hook all clear for letting go.' Ayr;
aye, sir, all clear.' ' Let go, said he. Dowh
went the anchor, out rattled the chain and
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