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A STOKT OK RKAL LIFE.
BY SUSAN ANGUS Vi'IIKLrLCV.
Ukxi-.a.-h t!ie s74.tJe of l!ie Iof:y an I ven
erable elms that surrounded her father's
dwelling sat A inlaid? Stanhope, rejirdless
ot the darkness Uiat thickened around her.
Slic folded her shawl more clo?uly around her
form, as she felt the chilling damp of r.n 0i
tober evening. The clieek that tested unon
her hand wjscold and wet with tea;v. She
felt that she was
aboui to commit a cruel act.
snder love and forji solici .
to repay the tender
tuJe ot years by reb' ioa. Sae i; 1 1
Joo.i ti,-.t nlri-t t.t f ,rii' ti; nf .r'
childhood, the mo!3.:tincir i.f a beloved
t!ie pioto.:t:n cir
father for wiiat comparatively a stranger
one that ur vi!d fancy had converted into
so:ii2thia worthy of !nv a;leciion.
it is hard'v to be wondered at, that a mil
of seventeen, amid the retired and betutdul
Fcr-nery by whica saa was surroundc.', an.i
without a lem tie co up anion ot tier own ag, .
should hive some romance aoout Iier. it
had been the misfortune of Adelaide Sta.ihops
to lose hor mother when very young. So
kinJ a counsellor so precious a guide she
hid at the ag-; of eight been deprived of.
Sao was the youngest of nine daughters, and
the only one tii.it survit cd hsr :n-th2r. S'n
p nsesscd an afTectionatT hs trt, and, had her
uadL'rstanlinbenstrcng'Jienc.l .nJ cultiva
ted, she would not hive been mw contem
plating an rtit that she kne w might break her
lather's heart and consummate her own mis
ery. Young as she .ms when sho Io-t her
mother, she had not forgotten her dying
words 'Al ways love' and obey your father;'
and her present b'.inl infatuation was n i
proof against the upbraiding of a guilty con
science. I lis gray hairs, his aged far-o, his
benignant look, s mny wandeiing -i:i-easy
spirits, seemed, one aft'-r nnotLvi to
rise before her i u-tgin t:i.n. :ui 1, is shi arose
to return to her A welling, she resolved not t ?
encounter his loo!; or receive his blessing
that night lest her purpose should be shaken.
More like the mid.ught robber th m the heir
ess ;f her fatlier's wide domnin, did she steal
into her dwelling, nnd through the dark find
her way to her own clumber, where she
rang the bell for her maid. As she entered
with a light her first enquiry was for her
father. It seemed to give her great relief
when told he h':d gone to the library, where
she knew he was always in the fnbit of
spending an hour previous to his retiring for
Adelaide S'.anhope dismissed her maid and j
prepared to take a step that was to pietve ;
her heart with ten thousand sorrows. She i
felt a tlirill of horror as she heard the door
clo?e after her. Guilt in tde her a coward
and she had to take a seat cre she could re
cover herself rulficier.tly to decide what
must be done firxt. She took Iter watch
from her side aad i:u'J it on the table, then
loosened her dress to give roo;.t fir the dis
turbed pulsetions of her heart. Agaii, anrl
again, she resolved to break her engagement,
but her pride would not permit so great a
sacrifice. The clock struck ten: she had but
one short half hour left to drop a line lo her
father, and to pack up the few things she in
tended to take with her. How could she
break the intelligence -of her rebellion to
him? How could she tell her venerable pa
rent that she was about to forsake him in. his
old age and fly to the arms of one he thought
unworthy of associating with her or visiting
at hi house! How could shs entreat for
giveness for so gross an act of rebellion! And
vet she did do it. fho wound was inflicted
In that lonely hour that give so much .anguish
to her aged father. , . , . .
Accidentally, Mr. Stanhopo hnd discover
ed his daughters private interviews with Ed
ward Delaccey. - This young man had one
evening ' intruded himself on tho retirement
of Adolaido S. and introduced himself to her.
The adventure scorned rathor romantic to
her youthful imagination which had convert
ed him into a perfect hero.. Mr. Stanhope
.... . ..u n I !.: a . . . r.l. . :
was vury iuuui niiuiAD uk " uiuuiei iijj-
prudence, and forbade her ever having ano:h-kf
er interview with'Jpersoft "Whoso cnaractercarrias8 ;n waiting to receive her, as she had
she Irjicw nothing' about.- She had beer, inticipated. She was forced to walk through
guilty of disobedienee and was about to sufW long narrow lane that led to the low roof-
. fer its efTecl... J ' 011 i m-Lj ghe- w to ent . aj s,ie M.
.... .i-i-is j.:- -r w . .P, i.r mJl
Adelaide Stanhope .placed the : seal opori
the leyer she had written and shuddered as
site found that in fire minuter she should go
forth as a wanderer trom her" enidy hoaie.'-
She cast her eyes' round her apartment and
seemed to be bidding farewell to' the famil
iar objects thai (net her view. 1 1A' one'eor-
softAe the troubled mind. She thraw her
cloajt'uround her and as she passed the mir
ror was shocked at her pule and death-like
countenance. ' . ... .
The step of Adehwo Stan.h.op, as tfce
rt-it.0A,t 4tirmtrrh th.A I rtn l lllllf. WT.1S lYttt l!l
U'iiiatliile hour. The fjithful domestics, who
had grown grev ia their master's service, had
retired to rest. She looked more like a ghost
than A human bein?, as sho culoreJ her
father's library aod laid the letter on the ta
bic. As she "turned to leave the room her
eye rested on the portrait of her mother.
She stopped once more to gaze upon the
mild benignant countenance. The lips sorn
cJ ready to speak and hcrdyi ig words, 'Al
ways love aad obey your father,' icsonndid
in her ear?. Wii.l'y she rusiioa Iro:u the
room. Il.td s'ie lingered another moment
her resolutions would have been shaken.
1 1 i.l she IwtcneJ to the admonitions of con
science, her purposes would not h ive been
Li!;a one pursued by an evil spirit, AJo-
Stanhope hastened to leave her father's
dwelling to hi.hl her appointment wu.i yr
As she opened the uoor -iiio wnu
moanej teariuHV around her, and blew ner
i h:lir ir uwnrder about hor face, aad
ncarlv extiiiuislied her light. Sho
ped back into the hall and closed the door f.
a inorn.'nt. is it thus, s;ie cx::ia;iii?d, l go
forth from the home ol'iny childhood! Shaii
j J cvor walk througii these halUl .S-iall
t ever hear the voice of my father pronounce
my forgiveness?, bs-duin.j tears wcre on
the cheek ut -VaVfaidf, as she cbscl the
Jo"r after her, and iu s'. j.v gr.ttiag on its
hinges seemed like the scu'chr.d voices of
depined friends, ranmving her for tlia step
she was taking. S.iii s .e went un. Ilr
ligiit an J fragile fur;:! seemed almost to fly as
;h. dj:ic?nded tiie sloping fre'en baai iu
front of her fit!ier" hoiie, where she had
engage I ti m?et lvl .vard Delancey nn l fly
vmiIi l i.ii to his mother's, where thsir faith
wasobe plighted to e::cli other, or. the fol
lowing morning. Slis had seen him but a
fc.vti nes,anl then it was under circumstan
ces calculated to deceive her. Alone nnd
in the twilcht she h id listened to tiie artful
tale of love, which bad so infatuated an I
bli.nl I.er. lie had told her of a pleasant
h i.ne lo iii.:'i he s'louhl reanve her, where
s-. would expericace a sister's love and a
She now beheld him spring from a small
! bat on llie shore, where it appeared he was
waiting lor her. r enisle dolica'-v caused
Adelai ! to slirink back, as he boldly ap
proaclu J and greeted her. 'I thoug'.it, Ivl
irard, s.id s! e. -you promised to bri'ig j'our
sister vi;li you.' lie made some slight ex
cuse as he look her hand lo place her in the
She hesitated for a moment. She was dis
satisfi .J with her self, and with him, and h id
sho dared, would have returned home. He
saw tie struggle i.l her mind, an !, cat:;l:ir.g
her i i his arr.i f, Instil v placed her in the bo-it.
T!ie lest instant, it had -glided around
little promontory, tint hid her fatliers il .veil
i.ig Ir.tn her view. Tiie feelings tint now
ajtatsd her breast we:e indescribable. r.it !.
not. if the most ro n i .ti: nature. Reason
began to re.iscend its throne, nnd no longc
n a ber voice disregarded. 1 ler imprudenct
whea s!ie fou id hcrse.l alone irvm t: c wa
ter, with Edward I at that lioie .f
tfij Tiighr.'iTemed truly astonishing, and
begaa ;;!,!) -t to feel that, she had no love for
him. Saeknew that if she hail any, it had
not been f mnded on an acnu aintancs will
the virtues of his cliar ic'cr h it that it hr.d
beea lighted up in her bosom, like sane Iran
sicnf meteor in the firmament that might "low
foran hour and then expire.
Ixmg before the boat reached the shore,
Adelaide Stanhope had drawn her slight per
son. into tho smallest compass imaginable, at
the greatest distance from bdward U
She.no w fait it impossible V) sustain a con
version with the man to whom she had
pligatcd her faith and sacrificed the peace of
her, aged father. ...Ihe dark blue waters
weie around her and the canopy that over
shaipwed her head surpassed in brilliancy all
that , she had ever beheld. Liko so many
unvcrried watchers appeared the stars to
hoi imagination, as she looked forth in all
lluir splondor from the glorious fiimamcnt
tlvy adorned. Tiiere,' thought she, 'is the
dvclling place of my mother,' and sho press
el both hands upon her eyes as if unworthy
b behold so pure and bright an abode.
Ia two short hours Adelaide S had
kiAr f rfinnnrft frnm ripr Airfl hnrnn trt fVinf
hr JninnilA.t hmlmnH. ' Then, wne nn
"AUDI ALTERAM .PARIXJI.
JIO. SATtitHYi IFEEKtfAItV 8, 1840.
cended the i steps she felt tlutt she had been
transported" to a Strang and must unlookcd
for abode. . . . . .
-Edward. Dejancey Jcarcd he migUt lose the
biid he had.suared, as he cpeoed the door for
her admittance, so utterly chajjged did Ade
laide Stanhope apocar.
lie utiiiereu ner in-
to "what he called tho parlor, vtere a small
lamp was burning on the hearth. ' The room
had a cold and cheerless appearance. Its
sanded floor imd white-washed chimney
place, filled with witlicring heather, instead
ot a cheerful lire, on a cold midnight in Oc
tober, seemed ominous ut a ratitr ei:cs3
residence. ' v-t i '
Adelaid?drew hercJoakU'wX'Aoted her
i afl.'i 4lrl infil lAiirtf. hpr vil.!i f:inrv !.
, She had read of love-in a collate, but
thought from such a dwelling as this, it must
be an cti.c forever. Instantly, in imagina
tion, was the comparison drawn letwecn her
father's richly furnished apartments and what
she now btlicid. A few chairs, a tabic anJ a
small rug before it were ell the npariuscnt
contained. No sooner was the' comparison
made than AdtlaiJe Stan!iop?,v:ia hcriovcr
full in view, (who now seemed to htr correct-
c.i i.tncy extremely piain, awkward and re
ir . i
pulsive.) resolved, ere toll the shades of
another night, to seek her father's forgiveness
and a shelter beneath his roof.
.ot a word had the lovers spoken since
they entered the dwelling. A haughty Irotvn
seemed to rest upon tho brow ol the young
man, as lie fixed his bold penetratim; eye on
tho pale face ol the con.'itlin female he con
sidered perfectly within bis power, anil
whose wealth belonged to possess.
'Adelaide,' said be, at last. you seem t
be disappointed. Uat you know you fave
step-1 money enough to procure a better home for
jrfariui if von wi!i, nnd hn the old gentleman
forgives you, r.s Ir: must, nil will be sure to
A b.-laifle Stanhope fixed her brk eye up
tn the speaker, and was aliout to ani .vcr his
remark wr.h tho contempt i' merited, when
the do.-.r opened, and an awkward-looking
I -:n :Io entered rubbin ' hor eves. Her no-
Jpearancs was in perfect keeping with all that
. Aih-Iai !; had v.cn since she In I entered the
!iiu v. Tm!l, thin, an J forbid ling, she seemed
a li'.ting inmate of that ilwilling.
Whv, Nat! I mean Hhva
mean hvar.i s aid she,
von h iven't even akf I the vountr woai.-.n to
take o!f her l.onr.c!. Will You hand ii t
me, miss '
I wi'l not trouMe you,' sai I AdvS.tide, r.s
slie laid it on the nearest chair.
I feel very much fatigued,' sV? a I le.l.
turning to ilio wmrm wlmai k!io hid dis- .iv.
ered was the !:t ly oi t!ie r.i.;ii-n till modi
er of llie young gentleman she Itml called
Nat,' 'arid I s'!io'ild be Jad to letire.'
You must wait a few moments, said she,
rising to le ive the room--V.nd 1 will show
yon where to go.
As the door closed upon her, Nat Waters
(th? real nrnr; of our hero) drew near to
Adelaide, and as he attempted to take her
hand, s iid:
At what lr:ir in the morning, sweet Ad
elaide, shill our happiness be consum
Sho shrunk from his touch as she would
hive done from that of a viper. She feared
to give the words utteranco that struggled
in her breast, for she now knew she was
completely in the power of a villain. After
hesitating a moment, she said Wait until
the morning comes, and then I will de-cid-?.'
She unconsciously arose from I. cr chair, as
ii" 1 1 widen t ie distance between llieni,
v.li.n. he fallowed, and placing himself before
'A hdi.iile, vuii promised, bener.th
the rO"l of your father's house to be mine
;ind rl S o'clock 1 shall aw'sit
.J'orlasatdy f...- AdtLiJe, Mrs. Waters
no .v opened the door, and said she wa? ready
to go Willi l:er. She immediately lodowed
not knowing whither. Aft:T ascpiidiu
narrow creakni ; pair ol stairs, (-he entered
a room similar in ize to t'neor.e ho had just
left, and equally desolate in appearance. Jiut
her eves rested u;ion a bed where she might
lay her aching head, and there was somcthin
of consolation to licr now in th::t.
Having closed and locked tho door, sho
threw herself on tho bed not to rest for
too lusy was reflection in her bosom at that
lonely hour. The fruit of disobedience and
rebellion against filial duty, she found most
terribly bitter. Not one. spark "f alfection
could she discover in lur heart for the mr.n
for whom she h id sacrificed so mm h. She
was shocked at the romantic infatuation she
had been under, and the manner in which
her credulity had been deceived. Now, the
whole truth was before her. W hat would
be the result she knew not, one thing, how
ever, she resolved to do, and that was, to die
before she would become the wife of Nat
We shall leave her now in tho retirement
of her chamber to her own rellectiojuaird
return to the dwelling of her fathcri' .-
Long cre Adelaide Ntanhone had laid her
head upon lier pouher fatlier's house had
becomo the-scene ofwird'tonfusion. ' The
domestics 'were awakened at midnight
the' ringing of Mr. Stanhopo's chamber b
isiic unci Muoinui, niui auigiuenca BspeaT j
entered to know what was the mutter
They found him extremely and cu'Ihg ior
daughter and a physician. The physician
; soon arrived, but where was the daughter to
. obey the summons of her sick faUiti ? One
i. r "
- ; messenger afternother hud been sent for
icr, until me uoctorwas Iclt alone with Mr.
' fc." 1 A . - . .
o., uui none returned to leu tne tale that sho
Aot one of those 0"cd . domestics could
bear the sad tidings to their master, and they
uau gatnereu together, a melancholy fright
ened group, around the kitchen Cre, to await
the next summons.
Soon the steps of the physician were heard
a?sceni;mg the stairs, so impatient had Mr,
Stanhope become to see his daughter.
U hen the truth was revealed t' him I:e
hastened to the room of Adelaide, hoping to
find some communication from her. Hi3
seasch was vain. lie then entered the li
brary, wheu the letter addressed to her fath
er met his eye. Suspecting what it muht
contain, he opened it and read the tale of
her rebellion and sad departure from duty.
Dr. i!bur felt creatlv shocked at the
(conduct of Adelaide, and dreaded ihe effect
j it might have on his patient. Dut there was
little time for reflection. Ho communicated
the facts to those faithful domestics, and dis
patched them in diderent directions in search
of their young mistress, and then returned
to the chamber of Mr. Stanhope, to break
the intelligence to him as carefully as possi
b!e. When he entered, ho found that he
had droppi-d into a oiiict sleep, which be
hoped might be prolonged until some intelli
gence should arrive about his daughter.
As the cl;ck struck five, Mr. S
;i'.vjo. After anx:ou.?'y looking around the
room, ho asked for Adelaide.
With t!i3 greatest c.ire Dr. Wilbur com
municated to Mr. Stanhope the step his
daughter had taken, and then read tho letter
old gentleman pressed his
his hands upon his throbbing temples, and
burst into tcr-.rs. Dr. Wilbur did all in his
power to soothe his patient, but in vain.
TiiC agitation of his mind greatly increased
the t fa tvr that was raging in his system, and
before eight o'clock he was so delirious that it
wa3 with crer.t dillicu'.tv he could be kept in
Upon in nury it was ascertained that a
young man by the name of Nat Waters, who
m i lor u.e pasc year been a pedler, nnd was
l.:u'.va by on!: of Mr. S "s neighbors,
had been seen by him the past evening at an
early h.-uir. in the costume of :i r entlem.
li.-.grring near the grounds of Mr. Stanhope.
Tins, widi the intelligence that Adelaide's
maid communicated, of her young mistress
being out until a late hour the past evening.
lea her i. icnds t i-cueve she had become the
dupe of a person she supposed to be a gen-
henian. ihev resolved immediately to
crois the river and visit his dwelling, not
doubting the had been dieadlully deceived.
It was impossible for Adelaide Stanhope
to forget in sleep, the danger her imprudence
had been the means of bringing her into. So
faithful was conscience in its reprojfs and
so few charms had her present dwelling to of
fer, that she felt she was completely cured of
romance and no longer desired to be a he
roine. Deeply did sho lament the hours she
had wasted in reading ihe novels l! at had so
contaminated her mind. The sober realities
of life now appeared in their tnie light and
she would have given worlds if this page in
l;cr history could have been lorever blotted
out. She In ! just risen and tied on her hat,
resolved, il possible, to leave the house with
out seeing the man she now perfectly hated,
w hen she heard a loud knocking at the street
door. The next instantslie was ia the room
below, and inthe presence of friends that
'A'ould have Vied in her d?fcnce.
Tulce "nit -tm "Sif miVrcf V-ShLejclaimed, as
she rushed from tlie house with the speed of
lightning. Aat Waters wridstoocm the
iiuuiiie ji iiiu loom, ii ii i not attempt to tm
pede her course. He nppcarcd perfectly
stunned, so suddenly hail ho lost the for
tune, and the bride, be consid?red within his
In a few moments Adelaide Stanhope was
ag.a.i scaieu in aiignt mii mat was rapidly
hearing her over the waves. As she passed
me nine promontory that concealed her own
dear home from view, and saw its white fiont
peepinz through the lolty elms that snr.
rounded it, she exclaimed 'My father' mv
father!! Oh, live for tiio sake of vonV
. i l -l -l m .
i'.. iiiuui iu nai S.UIMu'd I. lore vn
li. win.... .......... ii r i .
nocoruul bo cotiid administer, that would be
so composing to iMr. btanhope, as the rrcs
i uco of his daughter. When told that Ade
laide had salely arrived, ho became coinpar
i uvciy cum, ana reiiuasica to see her.
Ihree times Adelaide S -ad to sit
bwu uiwn the stairs, and give wav to her
g.iei, oeiore rcaciung neriuiiicr s room. The
c i . i- I - r . i .
door was opened by an aged female who had
been her nurse in uilancy. Adelaide closed
Iwcycs as she jvsed, tofmt out her calm
reproving .oyi. , nw.ncxt instant she was
in: tho presence of her father, and on hr
knees before him. , Not a word had been ut
tered by either loud sobs proclaimed her
penitence, and the hand of her." father, as
ho laid it upon her brow, told his forgiveness.
Rise, my child,' he at last said, and receiv
. . i . .1-. . - ' J '
S. A. YAGER, Publisher.
WHOLE IW!SISER 339;
mv blessin" . a- AA,u.tm ja, ,t, l
ig JUetZ.' hZSSrt 1
like U.e message nf mrw 7 TkI -.rt
' spoke of pardon and of bIpp
Aaeiaide now became the gentle, watcfn!
nurse of her aged parent. Her hand x!p3
smoothed his couch, and administered-:',
refreshing drawrht. Bv n'wht. nrl hv
she lingered near his couch, and was blessed .
by seeing returning health visit his wan
check. - -v . -
His thin gray hairs never appeared so sa
cred in her sight, as ihev did now, as she
parted them from IT h'is lofty venerable
brow and she flt it would be far better to
die, than ever inflict another pang upon hi
neart. . ,
No harsh reproaches from her father had
falien on Adelaide's ear. Not a word of.
what had passed: he saw her distress and re- -
morse, and forbore to add one drop to he ,
cup of sorrow.
Most salutary was the lesson Adelaide . -.
Stanhope had so dearly learnt. She felt itj '
influence in all her after life.
When settled hapoilv.
events I have related, she would laucfiinMv
repeat to her children her adventure vr.L
the pcdlcr. And it is a remarkable fact lit
not one of her daughters had the l-nsf -nr
of romance about them, and although their
mother retained and lived on the patrimoni
al estate of her ancestors, the shade of the
lofty elms that surrounded the dwelling, had
little charms for them nnd generally in
their walks they avoided the scene of their '
mother's early exploits.
REPORT OFPOST-MASTER GEX- ;
r-OST-OrnCF. D!MR7MEXT, NOV. SO, I C29.
Sir; The Post roads of the United Statej
covered by mail service on the S0:h day-of '
June last, wre, as nearly as can be accr- -tained,
f33,9'J9 miles in extent. The "rate '
of annual transportation on that day' was
about 3-1,106,570 miles and its cost 53,522,-:
liy horse and Sulkey 1 1,447,147 $064,563
ly stage and coach 19,033,076 1,903.45!'
Cy steamboat & railroad 3,306,055 520,602
is exclusive of transnortntion fv
steamboats an.l other vessels, under fne5th
and Cth sections of the art of IS25, which
costs about .$ 1 G,300 more
The number of post offices thisday is 13,
The number of mail contractors in serv
ice during lh last vear. was about i.R9J!
Of this number, 4S3 have beea fined, or had
deductions made from their pay, for sundry
delinquencies. The aggregate of fines iV -$50,733,62,
an.l of deductions 22,066,01,
excluding remissions, the who'e amouatin-
A great majority of the contractors h tve
periermed the service with the most exim
The revenue of the Department for the
year ending the 30th June, 1 830,
n.wua ,. $4,237,075 97
r . . . . ' f - -
incexpeuijures were 4,621,837 It! j
Excess of expenditures 386,759 10 ,!
This excess was made tin l.v oim!ii
The revenue of thjve.tr en.Hrrr inii. f' lv
June last, was ? 1.476.G3S sa
lho engarrcments a..l lii:-;i;f;. i i
. . . v v. .
notwithstanding the utmost e.Torts of the De
partment to prevent it, should practise upon
the preceDt. Nothing is litplw Mmt. i, -
. , o .- .u. ureal
alMuIy scns:ble of tho heinousness of the
oifence but an act of Congress, declaring it ;
to bo a crime, punishable according lo iti
magnitude of the sum thus applied.
'I he postmaster then states that th
i nt-m allowed 1 y law to be paid to R. Road
Go's is $300 per "mile; of tho refusal of the
1. V. U. R. R. C. to accept that sum nnd
of a similar difficulty with the proprietors o
the New York, and Roston transaortauofl -r
Company. - 1 ' "' ' -I .
Oreat diificulty is found in brrh"in tn ;ii
tico mail robbers in some cases, on arMnn'
of the inadequacy of the present laws t.i .
cure the attendance of distant witnesses.'
11. 11 ---
i lie compensation anowea uiem a not sof- :
ficient to pay their exnenses." withnnf
ence to the value of their tune.-' v... a
. llie radical change in therrafei of ridsl.-- ;
igeon letters, receoUy;"ndo'fl m'GmVr -V:
uruain, nas aractiTm'' .-
United -Statesi V-T
t'eparunent lor the same year, were 4,024 ,
117 CC Excess of engngemenu and Iiabi!i-r
ties $147,470 30
The surplus still on hand has prevented
The cash on hand according to the latest
reports of the post masters, is $20C,701 95!
There is also remaining hi banks $33,453
of which only 2,903 03 ts avniTable.' ' 7' -.' ' .
" Compared wTui the proceeding 'yearthjtW
revenue has increajscdjijicait 2pcrcent. and
the aggregate increase was $34 1,560 29. -
Whenit is extensively inculcated 3s :t--piinciplc,
that the pullic money, instead r f
being rctaired for the public service, ougfi;
to Lo made use of in private operations, it is
not surprising that some of ihe postmaster
t: : , :i . . .