FOR THE FREE FRESS.
Description of a Dandy Storekeeper.
He rises in the morn as gay as a lark,
As pretty (he thinks) as the full blown rose;
Yet, so monstrous ill-form'd "and visage so
lie's a perfect terror to the buzzards and
After he adjusts his fine ruffles and curls his
And binds round his gullet four or five rags;
He's bewitchingly fix'd to receive the gay
To sell them some leno or some reticule bags.
And while the poor noodle's thus happily
He's putting on airs and assuming queer
Which renders the fellow of beauty so void,
He really seems kin to the family of apes.
The breakfast bell tolls and to breakfast he
As stiff as a crow-bar he walks all the while;
With crying shoe boots and crumped up toes;
And his walk is so awkward the dogs even
He meets on his way another starch'd clerk,
There's bowing and scraping good morn
ing, Mr. Tattle,
The other in return whines good morning,
And had they but herns like the common
run o' cattle,
They'd favor small bullocks meeting for
a mob of Negroes I beg pardon,
ladies and gentlemen of color.
Are the Negroes I mean the la
dies and gentlemen of color, to be
not only manumitted from slavery,
but to become a privileged order
privileged interfere with the
administration of the laws to in
sult our magistrates, and pelt our
citizens . with brickbats Truly,
this is carrying philanthropy to the
end of its tether. We are for al
lowing this modest, industrious,
intellectual, moral and highly use
ful class of citizens I mean the
ladies and gentlemen of color all
credit due to their superiority in
these respects over us poor white
people, who, if the truth must be
told, arc little bctterthan we should
be but, with due submission, I
think they ought to be content
with the superiority awarded them
by Mr. Wilberforcc and the Com
mercial, and not pelt us so unmer
cifully with brickbats.
An unfortunate White Mail.
Bowery, 21st. Sept.
One tcord in addition. Can
nobody intercede with the negroes
to permit us on some condition to
pass up and down Broadway, now
that the side walks are opened!
Could not some arrangement, for
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He appears at the table so stiff and unwieldy, instance, DC maue Willi lliem uv
As to resemble a fat maggot thrown on the; which the Street should be given
The genUe'iandlady, the good Mrs.Shieldy, I "P to. tIienl onc Part oftlie Sunday
Is really diverted at the creature, by souls, .'evenings, Upon condition they
With his fine crimp'd ruffles and his neck UyouIdVlVC t Up to US another?
all muffled, i . & 1
With a quarter score o' cravats so tightly! UllS, probably, WOllld 1)0 nmtUtl-
T, t bound round; ! aaccommodation; as astout black
i hat the hide on his neck by zounds is all i i i i i
ruffled, man was lately heard to exclaim,
By means of his cravats so tightly bound in a peevish tone, as he elbowed a
He's iacedduP with strings and the d-l :11)' out of her way, "Damn these
knows what, tchitc people, there s no getting
Till his waist is contracted to one single grasp aJ0ii!rfor thcm."Ev. Post.
His entrails appear to be wound in a knot, oj
And seldom he breathes but with a short
u ugasp' - r I The blacks claimed as slaves bv
How he swallows his food I cannot conceive, ,i , J
Or how he exists the Gods only know; ;the agent ot the executors ot an
For were I to do so, I really believe estate in Virginia, have been rc-
I should sicken immediately, and to h 1 I . l i i - i 4i
should go. .turned to their claimants by the
He returns to the store, and all the way civil authorities. We take this
Like bloated toad frog he strides o'er the occasion to remark that wc rejoice
ground; to perceive that there is energy e-
With crving shoe boots and fine crimp'd nough on the part of our authori-
And a quarter score o' cravats all tightly : tlCS to SCC the majesty of the laws
bound rouud. vindicated and their provisions
He arrives at the store, but is so out o'wind, i ;.
Tit ii ,Mtc o o , cained into ellect. w.
He's ask'd by a customer the price of his gin,
And. in answer he whines, twelve and six
). fie for shame! you dandy storekeeper,
With your ruffles and muffles and silly
Before I would be a dandy storekeeper,
I'd be an old dog, and whine for my bread.
Tis funny to see those dandy storekeepers,
With their transform 'd faces and mink-like
If you knew, Sir, indeed what geese they all
You wouldn't give sixpence for six dozen
A Storekeeper but no Dandy.
his head it came through at the
side, shattering his scull in a shoc
king manner. It is not expected
he can survive,: the wound. He
acknowledges that the act was
premeditated, and states that life
had become irksome to him.
He died the following day.
Sickness. Wo regret to learn
from the Philadelphia Gazette,
that the neighborhood "of Bush
Hill, in the vicinity of that city,
has become so sickly that nurses
for the sick cannot be procured in
the neighborhood. The sickness
is attributed to local causes.
Admiral Coffin. It is said that
Admiral Coffin, of the British Na
vy, during his late visit to Nantuc
ket, purchased a fine academy for
the purpose of educating all the
children who arc1 named CoiTin,
and the descendants of Coffins.
The Admiral has appropriated
funds for the support of the insti
tution forever, and a gentleman of
Boston, who is a descendant of
some of the Collins of Nantucket,
will take charge of the school.
From the New-York Enquirer.
A second time, and at no long
interval, has the city been disturb
ed, the courts of justice insulted,
.and the administration of the laws
impeded, bya mob of blacks I beg
pardon, ladies and gentlemen of
color. It is but a little while since
Judge Edwards was bearded and
brow-beaten, When presiding in
court, representing the majesty of
the people, and ot the laws, by a
mob of Blacks I beg pardon, la-
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ticca unu gcniiemcn or cuior. ?5o
far as I know, that outrage was ne
ver punished; and impunity to a
tirst oilence, is little else than an
invitation to a second.
What is to be the result of all
ois! Are we to be governed by
At the Court of Common Pleas,
held in Albany last week, John
Bennett was tried for an attempt
to suborn a witness to perjure
himself and found guilty. The
Court fined him $100 and senten
ced him to six months imprison
ment m solitude. ib.
Death for Perjury. Durino
the present term of the Circuit
Court, in the city of St. Louis.
says the Missouri Republican,
came on the trial ol John Brewer,
indicted tor Perjury, committed in
the case of the State vs. Patrick
Soye, tried at the last term.
Brewer was found guilty by the
jury, who wore absent but a few
minutes. The sentence of the
Court was, "that he be hanged by
the neck until dead." The sen
tence is to be executed on the 28th
oi this month.
New-York, Sept. 22. Early
yesterday morning Mr.IIcnry Gat-
tey, optician, at 207 Water street,
aged upwards of 34 years, attemp
ted to put a period to his exist
ence. lie placed a nistol to his
J forehead, and fired a ball through
Tennessee Banks. On the first
of last month all the banks in
Nashville commenced redeeming
their notes with specie. Every
demand was readily met, but the
press was not very great. The
Nashville paper says; "while wc
congratulate the public on the re
turn of the "golden age" and the
restoration of a sound currency,
we feel ourselves? warranted in
saying, that no banks in the United
States arc in a better condition or
more worthy ofpublic confidence."
There is now living in Vernon,
(Conn.) a woman whose grand
daughter's grandson, is a member
of Washington College at Hartford.
North- Western Indians. At
the treaty lately made by Gover
nor Cass with the Indians at Fond
du Lac, there were present about
one thousand Indians, who con
ducted themselves during the
whole negociation, in the most ex
exemplary manner. A cession
has been made to the U. States,
of the right to search for and take
away any minerals or metals, which
may be found in their country.
This grant is highly important to
the government. Pure Copper
has been found in so many places
in that region, as to leave ittle
doubt of its being abundantly
scattered; and it will not be long
before the procuring of it will be
come a national object.
While thousands of English op
eratives remain without employ
ment, the cotton trade has so far
revived in Philadelphia, that pow
er loom weavers cannot be procu
red in sufficient numbers. One
gentleman informs us he could
give constant employment to forty
more than he has at present en
gaged, but he knows not where to
Of hand loom weavers, there is
we believe no scarcity.---Gaz.
Begging. Vo overtook (says
a traveller) many settlers migrat
ing to the Westfor when a man
gets a little under the ueather iii
affairs, off jogs he to the bad
woods to sun himself. One
started with his whole family c!?
little children in a hand barrow
and finding it excited the synW
thy of the people, and was profit
ble, he kept on thus the whole
way, and collected $2,200 onthp
pilgrimage, with which he bouj
a plantation and is now beconip
an esquire. -r
A lottery vender in Hudson, jT
Y. has discovered a new arithme
tical process. Ha divided a tick
et into nineteen eighths. Unfor
tunately for him, the ticket so d.
vided, drew a prize of 84000. jt
is needless to say he fled from ih
rewards of his discovery
A trial for breach of promise of
marriage was lately decided at the
Circuit Court held at Newbury ft
Y. Plaintiff Miss Mary Miller vs!
Cornelius R. Bentham. The ju
ry gave a verdict of $400 in favor
of the plaintiff.
Flax. Two mechanics of Low
ville, N. Y. have invented a ma
chine for spinning flax, which is
expected to be of great value.
For such an invention Napoleon
offered a great prize. Hitherto,
all attempts to spin flax with a fa
cility at all compared with that
with which cotton is spun, have
been effectual. If this machine
succeeds, the price of linen will
be greatly reduced, and become
an article of export from the U.
Carpenters. A machine has
recently been invented in Loudon,
and patents obtained for it, which
at once performs all the various
operations for converting rough
sawn boards into completely fin
ished flooring. , It reduces the
board to a uniform breadth, planes
it, cuts the grove in the one edge,
and works the feather or tongue
on the other; it also removes the
superfluous thickness from a suffi
cient portion of that part of the
board which is to become the un
der side of the floor and even takes
offa minute portion of the arris.
that the joints may enter with more
tacility in laying it down; the whole
being executed in a superior man
ner, and, as may readily be ima
gined, with more accuracy than if
performed by the most skilful
late French paper states, that the
wife of a baker at Lyons had been
delived of seven children. Her
delivery was premature (being m
the fifth mnnf h rf ln.
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but six of the children were born
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anvc. iN one of them, howcy,
survived their births manyminufc
A Reverend gentleman, obvi
ously wishing to excite among his
simple and unlettered parishoners
a high admiration of his original
Iky and profundity proposed to
a countryman the following ques
tion: "Can you tell me, myVriciul
how long Adam was in Paradise
before he sinned!" "Just until he
gat a wife," promptly replied the
Avoid every action tending i
the least to immoralitv.