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WILLIAM L1EW IS, - Io1'RETimon. "~-tig~ Ot sCitbe flrntb."
v"la. vijt. SUTERVILLE; Si C., OCTOBER 11
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Origiaal Poetry
For the B,anter.
-A fleting cloud, a tinetnr's glcini,
Anl Eagle's flight, it trot led dream,
A tale that's told, a acenco oif strile,
A constant warfare, suci is Ihleu
We meet, we love, affction glowing,.
A hallowed rliance round us slowing,
in firmest bonds ch ins heart to heart
But scarce 'its done -re we must part!
The ties are broken, friends are gone
Rome calieIuy t!y'n::mda!f oil,
Souse led by Interest's pov.-rful han:.
Some snatched by deith's chjl, dread
And thus we live, still shifting changirg,
Earth's wide d-mian unceaig ranigmog.
'Mlid joy and sorrow, b phi an.d glooini-t-r
All uounded by the nuarow to:nb.
Why thus do Lears '"mid happiest hourn,
Like uue drops Ji.1 earth's iyCeLet floW
ers 7
Why slould.life's brightest, mystic spell
Be broken by the sad 'arewell '
There ;et us relt ;-Eartn's not our home
trangers anti piigrimis Iere we roam;
Uh ! te L:ha thouglt eniiotrdge on,
Tilt the last bauttle is loughlt and on.
As borne upon a rivers breast
We lain would stop at tinies to rest
in the cool -ma.de altong its side
Thius are we borne i-y lite's swit tide.
Yet sw% iftly oti th:t rn er speeds,
But % atereth al.l the flowmig meads,
Whose brighttness seems to bless lithe
So through eartl's waste let our life
And tho' we rneel e'ark care,, deep woe.,
ItI lieaven tiicr is long. sweet reposc.
Tho' here we part and inorn isd roami,
There, there is tiund an eternal Inme
AB1otlher a i ralwe.
The followieng is from it I C.Xts pa
Five ge:.tlemen atrrivel iin Sni An.
t.nio, Sept. 4th, who are just return.
ing fropim Calio.rn'a, liaviig coie by
the overland rute fro Maztlaii, on
the Paitie-their names ad places of
residence are as fOllows :
Richaid M. Head, BI bb 0outy,
Georgia: John W. Uole, I itlly Surings,
Mississippi; Jas. Schoollield, fIlatnil.
tonl count-y, Tenniessee; David Spring,
Fort Smtith, Arkatnsis.
Fromn these pJeISsu4 sye leartn the
following painiglt disclos':re: In the
'city of Durango, Alexico, they Iearnied
'I a private manner that there were
some Amnericans in the city prison,
and they afterwards got permaission to
visit thema. They founid them in a
iarge stone dungeon of so filtlhy a d~e.
acription that it, was abnost impifussihble
for visitors to emauin itn the entranice
way but, a few mtin~utos. T[he Aimer
icons in conifiniemient were three iin
number, and their names and former
places of residelce were as. IbIlows:
W illiarit Shirley, Broomt Counuty, New
York; William ilodgers, Starkt Coun.
.ty, Ohio John Gaineis, Dayton, Mont.
gonmery counity, Ohgio. Theusp mvi
nave been in this filthiy dtlngeon four
years aind three mounths, anid dur~img
two yeiars oft this timei diey were chain
od down to the floor, in total darkness,
where they could noit see aniy persoja
but the tine who fed thecre starvinig ad.
Jowance. At thme eid of two years the
huge chains arond their tankles titd
wrists hud worn t4ke fes4 of~ to the
bonse, aind such wats their horrid eun.
ditioui, that the chains were retmoved
toe save their lives And~ keep them ini
misery the longer. The flesh partly
healed over these wounads, leaving the
mo)4st heartrenading scars, which were
all seen by the five persons whose
are mentioned above.
'They state that t bey were imprison
ed om the charge of muirdering and rob.
binga nnna for his nmoney, and they
state~also, that from somne fitct, whuich
they aresin posso of, the person
Sflu) navv Ucel ,ry mg to geL a trial,
ut, a hearing is retuaed themi. .they
dave W I ittent letters to the American
.1iiii,ter inl Mexico several Limos. alid
they have reason to believe that he
has never received them.
Our in flrmaniautts learined from maiv
respectable Spaiiarids inl Durango, that
it was impossible to get evidenIct to
convict them; and the great. maass ol
the peoplo believe theim innocent. The
) oulgest, of these prisotlers, Juli
Gaines, of Daytoi, Ohio, is on1 y
17 years old. hlie interview which
our ilformants had with the i a heart,
thriding scete--aid on tatki. g their
leave, they begged them in the ios.t
feeling smutnor 1o relate the3ir circut.
staicus to'the Amricran il people, iad if
possible t'send news to their iriends
oftheir coiditiun. and soid them reliel.
Tne above statement, is of the most
rehale character-these persons wit
tiessed it with their own vyes, and
they atre persut of undoubted verno
ity, alld sline of theni have long been
known to soime of our citizens.
For the sa'k. of huaility, lot there
be somethiig done in this nvttez'. h
. UVLiZlti ot the United States has any
protection abroad, let it be kiown, Fuor
what object (10 we h.tve a ihnister in
Alexico Un go vernmienit should re
gaid tle rights of eacti citizen of our
cutititr , arid liuld them 4s sacred as
thrigits if oie of tile States of our
Uniion. Let the alarm be suntided in
the ears of every A. ian that thiee
tof their brothers are contined with
out cause, and are fanisinitig with hun
ger aind d) itig inl chains, in a dark Iiath
suiale duingeon in the City of Durqii
go, Meicu.-[ Texan.
A Woiderful Lake.
Tho following extracts aro fr',m the
correspondence to the Courier & itn.
uiyer, of ..r. E. Meriam, whop is now
L -.ellinig about, the sunrues of the St.
w--ence :
.4i aut.hter point, of great interest,
I examinied oil the tith side ot* the
water -hw 1, on the high lands of Cai
1ii0l11s; 4in a flat. piece of ground, in
dCepenine a sprig, a black ,ook %%a
reac-hed, w hh:lh had the lustre a d
colipactiess and-1 color of atithracite
coal, but, it licks the essen tinii (iality
of being cliti bst i ble. I obtallied sev
eral specieuetis for my geological col
lectiini. Oi tiie high 1an- the apples
were of exuisite flavor nid 1most
beauiful tilit,-the iiost sple::did iiit
I have seen aiy where. East of thi,
point. (iln the toll ofIat hill ill . ailliuis I
examitined a wtinderfuli lake--this lake
is in the apex if a high lutl--- and is ill
the bottilmn of a circ hir iniden-tAti..,
like the crater i an ev.Ningiuhed %,,I
catio. The fori of the crater is like
t hat Qf th!e inijd e ol 4 teac.IIp, it is
abnt *)00 fet (rumw tilhe nl-r rim to
the waler. The water ha, a depth of
mcore than thito lutiired f.eet, aind
when looked at from he t op -,f' the
haink las a bI ight g-eeti u- clir, bit (111
heaiing lifted ill a glass ii fIciu:n.1 to he
peritutly trantspareit. Tice., that ftll
itito the water .f the lake bece in- enl
cru.,ted with a grc'en coiatilng, that. o.
hemy e-xposed to tle air bectame :>ctone.
Tle hoys in the vicitnitv get ti nall
?ticks 4aut. s the water thus eneuss ted
amid etitting out the woody p rt imaks
whistles i*of the st.ine enernstatis'i.
Another lake called thE lnwur Greei
Lake connects witL this cereal r lake
bv a little run that app ars to have
flind its way thriough. an Op n chaism.
I exanamied the round~ Iake i'. the even
in. fir.t by) ttuognii lght, I was aloe
an~d tocod tuponm its my> at erious rim til.
der the shade of a noble tree, with
sink-holes around mue, endeavoriing tu
gather fitrn tihe ilmipressive scentery
new thoughts. It. is a wo'ndlei ful place
to coinnuntie in si lencee with one's se-l .
I1, lstenred attentively to see i uv tnoise
canite i'r m ticlow; nothIiing of tie kiind
was peret bip. Tlhe next mroninig,
befucrQ the~ sutn laud rise-n, I atgain irie
paired4 tc the banks of this deep basin5,
and ciould, in that, state oft atmtiospheci
which on a clear moorniing precedes
sunrise, disenver gases risinig f ruit the
buttomnu of every po rt ionf of the lake-;
its sillifae wats itn a state of ebuilitiun
frtrtm the escape oft thle gases froms be
low. At the lower lake I spent stomie
timie-there with thue trikong of a stick
on the surface of thet water, I cautsed
bubbles to form on the surface and ns
these were wafted toward a rock I
stoo d upon, whic-h gently sloped-c isiti
thle lake, hatvitng a white su rface, I
no't.ieed that the sun's rays were brou ght
to a focus by thtese~ bubbiles, in a line
pointed star. It was an intes esting
observuation, aind I cotiiiued it. ihr as'
hour with a deep interest.
OIn the borders of this lake in a
cooil Novemrber mtornuing I camei tiuon
a garden of fkJwers-be-antifl antd
spleiidid beyond descriptiona.-they
were frost flowers and the groawthl oh
the previous night. In shape they me
semible the wltite pond lily-btit the
stem wits unlike that aquatic flower
being only of a few inches in lengthi
these frost flowers were as large as
the white lilv. and man u ha htt.t,
anove tne glaiund. The outer leavos
were opaqe on tile edges, aiid the
sttiI portion perfiectly transparent; the'
inner leaves were but little ditTerent,
but the shades between the opacity
and traisparelncy were so hamoiis
aid b.autiful that I was perfecLy en
chanted when I examined them, and
withouit taking a seceond thonght I
pluelked one from its stern and carritd
it near a ile. It at lengthi meled in
my hand. I felt sorry that I had re
mli')Vod it, hut consoled myself with
the reflection that it was not llst, that
it still existed although in a more ex
pianded *formn and would again have
tform of beauty and brilliancy. The
uarth whIere the bed of frost, flowers
were found wa- wholly unlike ai
earth I had ever before seen--it was a
mealy substance nearly the color of
tan inade of' pilverized bark and quite
In th0 sare level picco of ground
the stiln of the fairmer woo wowns it was
ploughing several years ago, and while
followin., his teami with. his back to.
ward the lake he heard a roaring of
water behind him--he looked back
and saw the lake overflmving land in
great wavos=-hu hastened his teait and
lied Lo his home ailfrighted and alarm
ell; but when lie returned with his fat
ther to see what, hid been done, the
lake, had resumed its place and its
qiuiet.. When I first approached tile
border of this lake, I hIund. on the
IurfV.c what appeared at. first view to
be purumice stone, but I found on ex
aininatii tha' it w% as heavier, andl was
a sort of coiorete hiirmied by the water.
(jO urri ing on the shore of the lake I
found its waters very deep iand its
banks perpeiidicular, and had to mne a
frighted aspect. I returned at once
to the nearcLt honse and enqoired it'
there was any daiger in exploring the
beorders of the lake, and being assured
theic was inoe I returnid and com.
meneed my researches. \V/ud taken
t'rom this lake on being burnt gives lut.
a suililtrions siell. The surtee of
these lakes aire about,' icnrt e. er
than the botoin of the Erie Canal ol
thu great level. lieLwgoen S1 roem and
Utcit, and tile lakes aire about ti11111
ittiles fro the great Salil.es of Oil, i
daga, and probeably belt n o he great
slubteIrane'an I latiatory. lice Lake
ls neai by me-t hat lake is a gre-at,
aqatic gr., ii field, plaited and ciuli.I
vated by nztuire; hi'ie is a bouintit'ul
provii Itn lt tlI wiJld fowls in their
journeyig from North to Sooth. It
is the wild rice--the stalk is sollo.
times a dozen leet long, and takes root
in the niiu tIt the buttoii of' the lake,
woi reaeles above thu s faCe of I he
water several feet. The lidiais enter
these ilaquati lieils with their bark
CIalnoes, and wit1th a lole tiri the heatds
"of te rie over t, the in-,ide of the
cami' . an1d hen beat it tae gritn; the
kernel is blaca aiid about tue Salie
size as the w.ito rice of the South. I
have eatCeli it made ilia putddrig with
LitV s r-ia ol the nu'tqple 1euce 6r sAuceO
and 16111j it Imiost exeltlnt.
The a lowmg is an extract. from the
letter of a iBriti t sai lur descibiig his
lirst figL. It is its own moral :
- We dikpersed at a few ltndred
yards di.,ticu Ifroi tht hee, tt keep
the coast 'car' whilst tle botat's crew
made prizes o tle gunis. The enCmliy *
iad the advan t age ofl the wo d, andi aI.
no knewitig the contry wvell, rand a
tr..*'p of' tacemc showetd in advance.
W e were ortdered to fire. I Look steady
aimii, and tired on my min at about
sixty yai'ds. lie felt like a stone, At
the stine time a broadside from tile
wenL in amonaugst thle trees, anid
the etnmy disapp~ea red, we couldi
searce tell how. I teit, as thloughI I
mitL go' up tee him, to see whiether' he
was dead or alive, lIe lay quite still.
and I was inaire afrmaid of' himli lying so
thtan when lhe stooed facing me a1 few
mi. utes befoere. It's a strange feeling
to Comte oiver you all at on1ce that 3011
have kihled a mtan. I-I had uribuit.
temied his jacket, and was pressing hlis
hiande over the trout, ot'mis chiest, where
lie wonlnd was. lI I breatheod hard,
and thle blooad po ur'ed froni the woiund.
and alsto in his mon1 th, every becalth
ise toeck. hlis lii0e was white ats (death,
and i eyes looked an big and biright
as lie teai'ied them and stared at, me, I
shall never f'orget it. lie was a fine
yountg l'ellow, not mo101e thant live and
twenty. I went downe ona liy lltnge'
besie h im i, and may breast felt so t'ullI,
as though myl) own he~.art, would burst.
lie had a r'eal liglish facee, aned did
not. leuk like an enemy. What i felt
I nOeer cani tellI, but if myl lif'e wotild
h3ave save. his, I bel ieve I shotuld have
given it. I hadl hisi head on tmy knee,
anid hie gratsped hold of' myl hand an~d
tr'ied to speak, but, his voice was gonle.
I could not tell ni word he said, and
Ievery time lie tried to speak the blood
poured ouit, so I knuew it would soon
Ihe over. I amn not ashamed to say
that, I was woirse thatn he, for' hie never
shed a tear, i'ind I oould't help it.
His cee wore loitur when a gun Wns
tired from the-to order us abo!ard.
and that aroused him. He pointed tc
the beach, where the boat was just
pushing ofT with the guns which we
had taken, and where our marines were
waiting to man the second boat, and
theinl he pointed to the wood, where the
enemy was concealed-poor fellow, he
little thought how I had just shot him
down. I was wondering how I could
leave him to die and no one -near him,
when he had a something like a con.
vulsion for a moment, and then his
face rolled over, and without * sigh he
was gone. I trust the Almighty has
received his soul. I laid his head gent.
ly down on the grass and left him It
seemed so strange when I looked at
riim for the last timne--l somehow
hought of everything I had heared
tbout the Turks and the Russians, and
.1e rest, of them-but all tat seened
sofar off, and the dead man so near "
Hanqo Roads, .May 22.
American Painters
A correspondent of the New York
Lincs gives a sketch of the American
>inters residing in Rome, from which
ve have culled the following , xtracts;
'Page ot New York, removed to
lone in the autumn or 1852, where
mie of his first works was a portrait
of Charlotte Cushmnan, the actress.
Che likeness was capital, and all the
uiul and character of the accomplish
d actress -vere brought out in perfect
idelitV. He next painted a portrait
if Mrs. Crawford, the wife at the
*'ulptor. The next portrait from his
'isel, was that of Browning, the Eng.
ish poet. There is a beautiful consis
ency in Page's whole character, s bis
Freatnc;ss of talei.t and largeness of
Ou0l a'e equal.
Freemen; alsd dT o'ur city. has been
ir -sident of Rome for 16 years. The
;tst picture that he sent borne, was
nie of 'I he three Mary's at the sepul.
lire.' It is a piotiure that tells the
tury well, it was low tomed, deep
mId rich in col r and is prevaded
iy fine feeling. l!,ttminds. you . of
44 vorI ur Cormgil ha color an
entiment. ie is - n- it WorI' (o V.
iieture ofCo'uinbus, as'a 1,y, ap'p
ng for charity, to the Monks at the
;ate of t.e conivent.
Cha-man has lately finished a
arge picture of Hager and Ishmnael in
he desert. His cabinet pictures of
talian lile are beautiful geuls, lie
na simttked a grwmt rma~ny landscapes
it the t.i.pagia of Romte, that are
ruthful o nature, and the effects of
unlight yery skillfully managed.
Cephas Q. Thompson, of our city, is
esiding here, where he has been for
wo yearS, The past winter lie has
een engaged upon portraits, in which
ine he is very good. He has painited
iuniber of ideal pictures, among
hem., one that lie calls Lhe 'Circassian
.;irl,' nat. i mnuch admire. It is a half
ength figure in n sittiig postture, the
Lriis crossed in front, with the hands
n1 view, and the face-tine of peerless
ieauty.-lIooking upward. A manacle,
jiid her sad expression tell the tale of
er servitude. The features are clas
ical, and her dark waving tresses are
a-itefully arranged. It is rich iii dra
>ery and color, correct in drawing, and
Litost lovely picture. l1% has ma.
iy other works in his studio, whiich
learly show his tinle feeling for the
1haste and beautiul. lie is a man
ery munch liked here for his kind,
;eial anid truthful nature, and holds
high rank as an artist.
Birown, the landscape painter, has
-ainted a nunmber of large landscapes
it views near Tivoili. ijk drawing-s
*r'm nature surpass anything I ev.
mr saw.
Tilton, from Massachusettsu, is a
oung 'an of great promise as a land.
;cape painter. It is evident from
i,~ works that lie takes Claude for his
uide, whose works he studies more
han nature.
lWotheLrspoon, who is about to re.
nurn to your city after a six years' Eu.
upean residene'e, mtuch of which was
las-ed at, R-omte, as beyond all ques.
.ion the best lan~dscalpe paingr we
ave here. lHe has in Isa atuio, a
.umber of works, aimang thinse a pie.
uure of' Nemi,' viewed frotnz the shore
)f the lake. TUhe stibject has been
painted repeatedly bAy ennnt at tists,
but never better treated than by him.
It represents. the to~wn onm a high cliff
that. everh~a ,gs the lake, beyond which
is a pertfetly pure and magnificent
Italian sky, ie seems to have caught
thne very spirit of the place, which is
the most pitsturesque and composing
to the mind of the beholder of any ini
Italy. TIhe lake reposes in a deep'am.
phlithe(atre ; high abv the sea, it is
surrounided by frowning cliff's which
are surmounted wvith castellated bat
tiements as if mnn had vied with na.
tur - in heightening the stern and rug.
ged expression of the savage scene.
The bed of' the lake is evidently the
crater of an extinct voakano, whose
fires have, in long past qes,-- fantaa
ticalle slerred the high aaaa
ing crags, all of which ae mirrored ji
the limpid and qJiet wa'ers beneath,
in whioh seems to be reflected not on
ly -the tints but the calm of heaveti.
The picture I am vsinly endeavor.
ing to desorib'o represents the scene at
abo.t sunset. The shiads and
mists ofening are already collecting
.abu g Jgkeand its shores render.
edjusraignatenough to give chamice
toj he lLgmatop. 'to uonure up strang
and romantic fancie, And tio people the
gathering shades with'th'e fableti spir
its with which the classic poets
were wont to populate such entrancing
scenes. The Whole picture is radiant
with poetry and nature-romance and
reality-bended like the light and
shadow, and withal so cunningly that
it captivates the mind like some de
licious dream of a brighter world.
The correspondent of the London
Art Journal, describing his visl:s to
the various Roman, studios, gives the
f-llowing touching sketch of A gifted
but unfortunate artist :
" As yet fame and prosperity had
attended tho effo:ts of' those artists
whose studios we had visited. But a
sad change was now to meet us we
picked our steps along an unutterably
broken up, dirty ane, a d then groped
our way up a dirk wirkding staircase
to the neXt studio *on Cur Ilit. We
were admitted with all the eagerness
of that 'hope delayed which maketh
the heart sick.' There was an anxious,
wan look about the pretty woman
(evidently the painter's wife) who re
ceived tws and then instantly withdrew.
Italian rooms ; no carpot covered, the
brick fiqur, little' furniture appeared
any where the only enibellishnm~t were
several large fresh pictures 'in o.d
frames, all unsold productions of a
meritorious but neglected artist. 1le
-a pour, thin, ohrivelled, grey haired
man, sat painting in his little studio,
dressed in a threaq4,are coat, and rose
evidently staMtled and anrprised at the
enltraned of viditd rs; it was eAsy to
see that' fvm came his wdy! - f'ie,
spirited piotnte 6f the. cnipagt:d, with
admirable gradp'. of attie and peas
ants in the 1oregrhiind, drawn IHRo
Paul Potter, and excellently colored,
stood on the easel. Had this poor
man been the fashion, how niuich and
how justly wbuid his p'cture hive been
praised 1 - ! gdkd them if it was a
eommission: 'No, Lnever Ihve any
cominissions now,' he replied; with a
heavy sigh. 'Wa he going to send it
to the e-xhibition of the royal Acade
my ?' 'No, for he iould i&t afford
the expense, and he had no friend
to ensure even a tolerable gljce.'
felt quite touched, but oniy vetered
to say .that I warmly and sige9i4ly
admired the picture of his easel;
'A pale gleam-of pleasure eieil@
across his face, and then faded b'
like the flame of a wanted lamp, On
the walls were beautiful sketches of
t-oo landscape and animItals,-one, g
blood-red saumut, with ;At% cld ru-n
darkening the foreground, I admired
greatly. A ought to add that this poor
neglect. d man is one of the best ani
imal pakinters alive, after Landseer.
He has engraved a series of etchings
that prove his talent ; and there is a
great picture by him of men on horse
back chasing a drove of wild bullocks,
galloping down into the fogeground,
which is repjlly admirable. But what
matters all this ? it is two late now;
the iron has enter ed into his soul, and
he is paintinmg, old, and broken-.hearted.
'In the corner of the studio wats a
lovely female face just sketched irg.
'I shall never finish that portrait, began
twenty years ago now,' and he sighed
again. I understand the allusion:
that, picture was the representanion of
the lace whicht had bee~ t~ia fate...
When it was Itegun, he was'a rising
artist, received in the tiinilleent sa
loons of' a Qertaint wealthy Roman no.
blemn:an, on a ftoctlig of equality with
the rest, of his proiessinal brethren.
TIhe original 4f the head we were now
looking at was a beautiful model who
often sat to him,.and whom he regar'd
ed ,with the lover's as Welt as t~Ie y.
tist's eye. She was very goud, very
virtuous, siting only fur that fatal face
whiebh worked him such woe. At last,
be married the model he was proud of'
his fair and honest wife, and in a mo
ment of imprudent but pardoanable
ernthusiasmn, lhe took her with him to
one of the great Romarn nobleman 's
'parties. I lad she not been so surpas
smngly lovely, aire mighit llave passed
unnoticed ; but sa it ygse all eyes were
bent, rtpo her : a bUzz weml ruun : the
ro of wonder and admiration, but
with it there mingled gradually a whis
per that the beatity had been a mod
'Ioth husband and wife were desire4
to withdra w, and f rom thgst c(ay the
painter's fate ws-sealed; ntu: ona em
ployed hini, nto one received tadur. sul
itary and poor, he worked on,.attd chil
dreni were born, and debts contracted,
Mod misery gathered like a dark cloud
aroted .his householdk unl4l he became
atdorpincbedi f# man, whom I
e 0sek4 as:. btituielW
who had opened the door ;iamd aha,-n
quickly left us. Time had lati.l hi
heavy finger on .her, too.-We hlad
no opportunity (if seeing more or her.
for she never showed at our depar:ure.
What a world of wretchedntess there
isina.all this, even as I write it; aid
et every word is strictly, positive
y true.
[From the Charlston Standurd.]
CoMipensatioi. of Post
. iasaters.
To Editors of Papers and Postras
ters generally.
GiqTLIMSinoe the publicatioin of
the Po'stmler detnral's repor t, ci-an.
siderable dacgesitn has ariseta in relo
tion to thli viiiate suicepess Qf the
cheap postalge spetirngnt. It .- not
my object, at l-ast in this comnunica
tiol, tq participate in that diseasiona.
I wish. however, to call the attention
of the press and the people to the fict
that the Poitmasters, especially at .he
imedium size offices, are not hailfpaid
for their lIahAriuus and responsible ser
vices. No one has alluded to this
defect, and the reasoa is perhaps.that
no one is aware of its existence but - he
Postmasters, who being directly in.
terested feel a delicacy in urging
the matter,
But, gentleman, is- it proper that.
Postmasters should, in the snall of
fiees, labor and give their services to
the govornment; ought they to be paid
or iot? They hay. lbirivus duties
to be performed and Ihey bear d 4eatvy
responsibility; they deal with all kVinis
of people, and frequently,. whilst. in the
(4ithful discharge of their duties, have
they to .suf1br the unjust. censure of
those who hold them personally Ie.
sponsible f-r every failure and de..
rangemtent of the imail service.
It is impossible to narrate the ir.
justice which Postmasters siffler, and
to which they are daily ex, osed. The
Postmasters do not ask remuneration
-for the unpleasantness thus occasion.
ed, but they demand of their coun
try a fair conipensation for their la
'6is. In small ofces, we have no pa.
per, twine, nor deqk furnished u,
by government.
Before Ihe' postig on letters wa
rednced, many a, the satall ofliees were
worth double the amount thef are now
Hy the act whioh reluced the postage,
the labors of the Postnaster have
been vastly increased, while their pa3
has been greattZ diniini,hed; uanlesA
some provison. is made for the par
ment of the Postuqasters,- bonest aind
epphla men Will not lo'ng be lound ii.
such capacities.
Upon behalf of bj' Postmasters in
the Un'ited 5tatei, I solicit thei co-op
tratim ot tle. press in tan elfort to
dA jmistice to a useful body of puliic
serv.ants. ;oW, eritlemen, we amore
or les, are interested in four lehalt,
will you net speak a wolrd f'r us; 1ma
ny of us deliver a number of your pa.
pers free out of our offices, which we
would like onr friends to rearl, buit at
the same time, We, as officers ofUnw
Sim, dught to be cared for.
A Triavellers Experience
of Woinistl.
I have uAserved amoang all natious,
that the wanteti ornanient themselves
more than t6i iean; that, wherever
found they are tLh same kind, civil,
obliging, humtane, ~nder lieim th a
they are ever ianclined t~o be gay and
Qheerful, timorous and modest. Thd~
do not hesitate, like men, to pertr
a hospitable or generous actian; no'
haughty, nor arrogant, nor superei lie ns,
but ftul. uf courtesy, and fond of' socie.
ty; irtjustritus, econornical, ingeni ous,
moore liable in getneral to err than mian,
but in general also ttocre virttidus, dd
performing more good act.iouis t Han lie.
I never addressed mayself in the Ian
guage of decenacy aad friendship to a
woman, wvhether civili7.ed or savage,
without receiving a decent ad ldend,
ly answer. With an, it has often
been otherytise.- in waindeaing over
the barren plaians of' inhospitab~e Den.
miark, throgh honest Sweddit, faiozent
Lapland, rude and chitrraish Finland,
uinprincipled Russia, udr4 the wide
spread regions of wandering Tartar,
hungry, dry, cold,. wet, or sick, Wo
man has ever 'been lfriendly tu me,
and utniformrly so; and to add ti iis
virtue, so wort~ of' the aIppellation oaf
benevolence, these actio ns have beetn
parfrmed in so free anid kiwi. &A atman.
ner,.tIs, if' I was dry, I drank tlhe
iweel draught, mrid it hungry, I ate the
comr rrel with adoauble relish.
?edgard's bet A
-lHow to Qar Rmn' OF ittSQUIrozs iN
?du Nxamft.'-lgos qtite. says an ex
chmange, love tre' loemd bette.r than
they do any- that-ftows hi the veinls of
huantan kind. Just. put a couple ot
genterous pieces on plates neat *youe
hed at night anad you will sl'eep d'.t
tronbled ly thee ppsts. [i1 th'e r.r
'ning 'you will ftnd thetm full a'ndithp14
with-boef blood, and the~rnmatddoekd
~reaia Omir . .. 2 mci r
Ito MorO."
l)~k Y' i t; ~. il:1 ;i.. 1W ' .j
Wilie I.'
F i-s~p 'h V;. eCOI
%VI.4 ii 1 liiguwe
R I CO'd.. If I ia ; 'I re t . 't
'Jut moid 1Ie aiweil.itg -
A Vt -lee ivou Id ;wk, t tt.to
CalliI I hl'iic miturta, oip jl
My hart wasi isk* ut V a , *
AMU-C,-pet. otto weary .iijj Iht,1*ic
L.Xcss. had bui eWred her- OW1 Fu!
I.ilit: dct,, tray W u etyC t
Lite i6 fiu IiijjqueLjcjjh i.. 110 (ireaue
Aitan sic i ficathi,i.a tr
An tcka harI tig .1 plac~e
WVherej thou iouaj'st i7.hsfl U11.1) the l*,rd
Atid teai uz it, thle Pt .ce I., Poee.
Aild lid~ -Iliy truitput.tui,:,,e proc:s jod
IPe Corse, the Cures Lte it (I, I.
T'ears brurisi it I()Vtii ttr1it." uf
Niuiipi~~ i lii _ i or~ rJelif
Il dicd sito clue ofi poute reveiij*
lieui1.9.:y dwietujd t1) rolt. roilozi -
E'li at; "t Wheel w;it t, a4WvIOtjssq4
'J'hen, te, ily pride:~ I boo n o
Aiid Ut tIe LCron;!i Ij 411,$'ty lt
A Ii 1ii~ -I*vi 1ij~ I iiuw
in thy) aitlie. zg;ttes4 ~Il oil il d!
Thiou iy . I we part ior 1ayu ere litn
Mly VujiLO yo u Oiolt. liall ile;tr no moi.re"
No:-Bienaitj witl, 1-1 )pe.N terayli.aig
V'imtsti tie~liiti evest.-..tio I l, " e Is i~g teait i
h. hand till pmnttiiuf Unito,(th
t'r~~Lnt ilttll~c ii0111 rig Years
In ile - Or A id:'-" a~iitt,r Lile s rio.itn
vViteit o'er oi.4r :. tv ior' L ,i, ibeu
~UPVOtioti's, Sireitiiitr tearb KIiiii Ilitve,
Will We lioait th uk of t11i11 Iioetven i t
1l'o WOo Lid ltII4 I I tilT rtiv
.'iervitnt of God! wbhose utictioti comnes
Ve'ot 0r;, the great wilie ihrotne ot dIfty-.
Go, where Soler a wanderer ro ins
%%rtlhttut a tifide o~r ulem.itg giveot;
d.' ti '! atii~ thro' the k Yetaj tu~h
.AaY'it thou, %bill, thosc tftuu it~ddt
* to haluti
.Shine, an uill" iding atar forever!
Arnderson, Aunatuit 25 h N-4.
1: Izek~eh 1, 16.
pr'esin pozlttlj Ltj tle !ue.,d (i
I*lou!Ogic!Ll Oe" :i mat y in .I,*a
i113S beenl Ii~t~n, t t Sttdth
iil4 PILetby t~ry. A Writer !ol P'1
IkLutif tQ 'the' Spar:tmltirg Lx~e.,
"Imrpioi~ (i the I~btir.
ivitsul ani eetiii i.. o t1 ri.
.hing pmsnecd otr* Ii1c, ms .*~ui~
At 11110 V(;jicul ( w qkt! a din
111d t elkl .ol'.'.e ?.1-r. lb is i ti 1414) p ii. .
ti Li t tile 9'"-at q;;i It' ,'
ucd ol Lite tl..t
'l t . A J 'dr .i i i .~f1~ i t
% 'lt li'141 liutlItiil %h m eil I I .V~
JI-xcite ill tli nilit tJ'

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