MAY 10, 1832
THE VANISHING TRICK.
General McClellan, (The Wizard of the North.)—-'* Now, ladies and gentlemen, Look !
AS I PUT THIS EXTINGUISHER DOWN, THERE THEY ABE, WHEN I TAKE IT UP
THEY shall have disappeared!"
' * Even in her Ashes (Coles) live her wonted fires."
The Monitor having been invented, con"
structed, and triumphantly proved in Hampton Roads, lo ! an ingenuous Hinglish youth,
yclept Coles, arises and claims the invention?
Coles conceived the turret idea and all
that, long ago.
How quiet he kept about it!
Real live Coles, but cunningly smothered,
no doubt, till the time came to fire up
And the British Government backs Coles,
The B. G. believes that her Coles had the
first light on the subject, of course !
Go away, Britannia-Rules-the-Waves !
Carry your Coles to Newcastle if you
But don't go for to try for to heap any
such Coles on Ericsson's head!
The Royal Pilgrim.
At the date of last advices the Prince of
Wales was at Jerusalem. Rumor says that
it was thought judicious to send the royal
juvenile to Judea because he had made a
Judy of himself at home. We trust that
his Jewry trials will help him to a better
appreciation of the dignity residing in Jure
divino, and that while paying his respects to
the fair Hebrews he will drink to them in
mild sherbet, and refrain from intoxicating
Jew-lips. We have no doubt that every
pretty Juive he encounters will tell him
that he is sweeter than the Jews of Hermon,
(as he probably is,) but let him remember
the words of Solomon, " all is vanity" and
come back, unseduced by flattery* from
" tother side of Jordan."
" What do you call your song ?" asked the
Divinity Student of the Musician.
" 1 call it ' The Far South'," replied he.
" What key is it in ?" asked the Poet.
" Ah V1 spoke up X., "why didn't you
set it in a Florider Key V'
Price of Beauty in the Cotton States.
The Liverpool Brokers' Circular quotes
" Fair Mobiles" at thirteen and a half pence
per pound. Black Mobiles, we believe, are
worth at least ten times the money.
Commodore Porter, after a series of balls
at Fort Jackson and St. Philip, is holding a
levie at New Orleans.
If the rural denizens of such districts as Tompkins Square and
Washington Park ever contemplated the establishment of a May
Queen, no better day for the accession of such a monarch could
have been desired than the first of the present month. We allude
to the determination with which that day went in for a long rain.
While the descending element was occupied in filling policemen's
boots, it did not, on that account, neglect to run down the backs
of nomadic boarding-house keepers. Impartial in the distribution
of its moisture, it pattered with equal assiduity upon the bandboxes of the transitional Mrs. Phuzboss and upon the leaky umbrella held over her head by her snubbed and subdued little man,
illustrating charmingly in water-colors the delightful incidents of
Moving Day. What pleasant little family incidents occurred, here
and there, as the independent processions trudged and trundled
along highway and by-way ! The tall, robust lady in blue, who
carried in one hand a cage containing a green parrot, and in the
other—but, holdl we were about trenching upon the Herald's
descriptive department, and must go back to our own. Damp
babies, carried by wet nurses, mingled with the dreary rain-storm
their feeble squalls. The sufferings of black-and-tan terriers of
small stature, crouching upon the tops of hat-boxes that stood
upon chairs placed upon the tops of bureaus, were agonising in the
extreme. Meteorological phenomena added their horrors to the
doleful dumps of the day, travelling stove-pipes being converted
into water-spouts in many instances. And what imparted a melancholy solemnity to the processions, above all things, was the
absence of street music to cheer them on their way. Music,which
melts on the slightest provocation, would have dissolved away to
nothing under circumstances thus pluvial : for nothing short of a
Vulcanized India Rubber Band could have played in our played
out citizens on last Moving Day.