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Vo4f tUjftetfJly nd'JIfftetionaTel Dedicoitdto
'lihe Donor 6f&ripturtt" Views of 'Iffonen.'0
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' 1 nave vwtmi 111 noc ior rame, i i i
-"Nor worldly gift of powery t-. i ;u.
Nor Beauty fragile Bower;. " " , '
' WHlibut !ovely inind','I'i '
' Like to' a rose' of Witts' bereft
I y4 as the ei&pty wind. ..'
" Anh what is Wealth? a fleeting toy," ! ' '
That dazzles with its' glare; ' '" 1"
, . It brings no peace, it gives no joy, ,,
Nor e'en dispels 'dull care.". " L
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"And fame? what is it but a sound :
That echoes for it day;
Soon 'neath ccntemptl dark surface drown'd,
Or idly borne ,away., . .
Oh! niay I never breathe a sigh
For aught that nam can give,'
Since H His not all of death to die,
Nor all of life to live."
But oh! when Death Life's link shall sever
And Time's cold winds are o'er,
If we may "meet and love forever,"
I ask on earth, no more.
ALaxi,aAt Va., Nov. 1st, 1848.
Cant be the gold and silver which persuade
Weak men to follow far fatiguing trade ;
The lily peace outshines the silver store ; '.
And life is dearer than the golden ore ;
Yet money tempts us o'er the desert brown.
To every distant mart and wealthy town.
Full oft we tempt the land and oft the ie ;
Afad are we only yet repaid by thee?
AhT'wtywas ruin so attractive made?
Or why fond man so easily betrayed t '
Why heed we not, whilst mad we haste along,
The gentle voice of peace or pleasure's song?
Or wherefore think the flowery mountain's side,
The fountain's murmurs, and the valley's pride,
Why think we these less pleading to behold
Than dreary deserts if they lead to gold 9 '
BECKY WILSON'S COURTSHIP.
Oh, now, BeelyVCo tell as all about it?
Becky hadn't been married mor'n a
tDooth,ad Uandn't got over her bashful
nril yet. ! -
Boot what ? les lie.
."'Wiir, bout jour cortthip, sei the gall.
' Shawj set the,' turning away her head
aod bloshin dredful ; jou better tell your
own courtihiin yourselvea, I recon.
Yet, but none of us ever had any bows,
Becky, and you's married woman.- Come,
now. fci tell as all about it. I do love to
.. Iiear about courtio so much, ses Betsy
Oh, yes, Becky, do tell us,
Well, ses Becky, after a great deal of
llushin and twistin about, Til tell you al
Iww it was, if that will iatisfy you.
WelL how. ses the frail, all tret tin jround
- w w 0 v w
her so they could bear good. 1
Well, es Becky, patting an emplia is on
about every other, word, Join lie came
owr to our bouse to see me, she ses, turnin
away her head, and kind o'iooking down
tideways under her arm. Fool! be better
go to tee-bis self, I redkon. Gracious
knows, I dida't care nothin bout hint;
Wet!, ses the etXls- ' ' J"'" '
VeJji, John lie fed he loved ' me ' Fool !
better lore his sTf, I reckon.
Oh, that's so funny, Js the girls, go on.
8baw, ses Becky, I won't ten no more
01..W, do-do. Becky, sea all of em.
' WellW, John he x'd.me if t
have him. Hem, fool ! better have his self,
'I reckon. - ' i' !
- Then what did you nay ?
b! .I never sed nothing. Gracious
fWwafnU guine to gU nothing out
a.Oh.oh! aea tt the galls-do go
Reek.- ii c . i i -' t ' "-' ''.i;'!'.i''
Then, John, he ax'd mother" ;if he
ttowhtn'ttisva FoblTbetUr havehU'dent pro. Urn. of the Senate, on the retirement
elUticktm: i-, ; J :' . 1 of MnD-dW. The motion wm made by Col.
WetL ses the e'alls. ' ' - 'Benton.
VOL:4.:.l "-' i I.OUISIANAJ' PIKE COU-NTY,' AIISSOURI, MONDAY,
iUH .tli.lv .;! Jo Yf,;i-!1!. i)t It- 1.' !,-:.; !:. .T t. i ?.' ... , ) ..; ,,
and sed yes. Fool ! sfbe better saind .. Vtt
own business;! reckon. ) -.' I
And then what? -,"" -.''"" '"''
Tlien Joliniie'a,i'd daddjrj if h mbnglitn't
have me; and daddjr;he,got, kind o'uustri'
cated too, and said yes ton. 1
Thai's the sort of daddys, ses the galls,
rubbiir their hands.' . .
Then mammyalie went to town and col
wWte frock- for me,' and white ' gloves to
put oo-Jny ltands, for nv6 to be, married to.;
joiin. jnem, looj; slie better be married
to him, herself, I reckon. '
wa w a T '' '" ' 4 1
en. scf uie gaus, gooa cecicy. ( ,;
Shaw, f.w I jn't a g wine to tell you oa
more about it, so I ain't.: -"
Ob y-s, Becky; do go -on? Oh do tell us
all about the weddin, Becky ; that's a good
soul! "' '
Oh, iiush, galls, bout sich nonsense.
Oli, do now; that's a good souL
Well, biineby the preacher-man, he cum
to ower bouse, and a whole heap of peoj le
to marry me. Fools ! they great deal bet
ter staid home, I reckon. Gracious knows,
I didn't want to see them.
Never mind, Becky, go on.
Well, then, John, he cum to take me up
to the preacher-man, for to be mariied
Fool! I never did feel so mad; and then
Oh, shaw, galls, I can't tell any
Never mind, Becky, go on. "
Well, then, the preaclier-man he ax'd me
if I would have John to be my lawful hus
band. Hem, fool! better have kirn, his
self, I reckon. And then Shaw, galls, I
won't tell Bny more !
Oh, do, Becky. Now, your jest coinin to
the interestin part. Oh, 00 tell us the rest,
Well, I never sed nothin. and the preach
er-man, lie sed, I must have John to be my
husband when he was sick and when he
was well, and when he was better or worser,
and rich and poor, and love him, and stick
to him,, and mind him, and, Lord only
knows' what a heap of thing; and then lie
sed, people what he put together, it wis
agin the law for any body to take apart;
and so I was mar rid bard nd fast, the fust
thing I knowd, to John.
Well, what then, Becky? tes the galls,
getting more and more interested all the
Why, then, the preacher-man, he went
home,' and then all the fellats cum a pullin
and Jiallin me, and kissin me, and squeeztu
me, and sich other carryins on, as they did
cut up. Fools! they great deal better
kissed their own selves, I reckon
Go on, Becky; tell us all about it? ses the
Well, then, after they all went away.
John, he Oh, shaw ! ses she, I amt a
gwine to tell you not another word more.
When you git married yourselves you II
know all about it, I reckon Western
FORGET YOUB INJURIES.
He is unwise and unhappy, who never for
rets' the injuries be may have received. They
come ecross tbe heart like dark shadowsj when
the sunshine of happiness would bless him, and
throw him into a tumult that does not easily sub
side. The demon of hate reigns in bis bosom,
and makes him, of all accountable creatures, the
Have you been injured in purse or characierr
Let the smiling angel of forgiveness find repose
in your bosom.- Study not how you may re
venge, but return good for evil. It was the con
stant habit of Bishop Boulter to forgive all who
injured him, and he always enjoyed peace of
mind. ' "'
After bis deatn, tne, oiiowmg. ,
After his death, the following lines were writ
are not. less
beautiful than true:
Some write their wrong in marble-he more
A .-. ...
C.-f-j aJJ. ..r.n.nd wrote them in the dust;
Trod under foot, the sport of every windr
Swept from the earth .and blotted from h,. , mind;
There, buried in tne .VZTiZXaau
And grieved they couia not sci r
J5-Mr. Atchison of Mo was elected Presi-
!'USITP Wx StaHD DlVIPBD W FAJtfc.
it THRILLING INCIDENT. . , ,
a. temperance meeting in .Philadelphia,
some years ago, a learned clergyman jpoke in (a-
KioVn sitiifactioh; td be scriptural, genUenian-r9se "d id:. , ', ..f..'. , f
- pla,n,'eWerly maH, and asked the liberty !8hou,d in -. -,7. With he.dC
&Ti.TtA y.0Dnf S iiongauhndiscrimiha hasleiwVVaV?.
mine,'.' be said, "who had loner- been iiftempcr- . . r. - -;...
ate; wa. at length prevailed on, to the great joyiinffd,r7re b,H r ivorce wtlwat
of hi friends, to take tlte pledge .of entire ab-jven the ptetence of Understanding 4he
. - r". . . ..-.. I.IaK -. . p mmIsam .Aniifla Ll m
vur ui wiiic u a annx. aemouiraiin!; ii quite 10
sjunenee irom an tliat oould intosioate. He MeUi"''-9 .ul'" "-" "'"
the pledge faithfully for some time, thourh Ahe!
(niggle, with his. habit was fearful, til! ong even
ing,' in a i-ic.nh party, glasses of wine wire band
ed round. Thev came to a clerervman present.
who took a cla,, tayiinr a lew words in vindica
tion of the practice. . ; ' Well thought the young
man, 'if a clergyman can take whie, and justify
it . so well, why not IP' So he took a glass. It,
instantly rekindled. his fiery and slumbering ip-
peiue, ana alter a rapiq ana downward course,
he died of delirium irtinavi a raviiie madman!'.'
The old man pansed for utterance', and was just
able to add "That young man was tn only $0;
and the clergyman was the Rtverend Doctor vho
has just addressed this astemblyt"
ExtcBATioir mom PtarrB Cocbtt. A friend
informs us, that there will not be less than three
hundred persons leaving this County for Call
tbrnia in the Sprinir. '. This estimate is not tuess
work, but a lact derived from actual inquiry.
Our informant has made up a list of two hun
dred and fil'ly, who liave expressed to him their
determination to go. tie- were sorry to seea
mongt the number, the names of many of our
oldest and bet citizens. It is thought Jhat there
will be at leaxt fifty slaves taken by their own
ers to California. Front. Journal.
21?" Dr. Jackson, of Boston, the inventor of
Cloraform; bas received from President Louis
Napoleon, the cross of the Legion of Honor.
J3 John McFall, of Cincinnati, has invented
a cooking stove for Calilornia emigrants, which
maj be carried in a wsgon, occupying but little
or no room, and be rigged up in five minutes to
cook a dinner for twelve persons.
fOn the last night of the sessim of Con
gress, Mr. Hannegan was nominated and con
firmed as Minister to Prussia.
The ladies of Frankfort, Ky-, presented
Gtn. Taylor with a magnificent Bible, and
the Constitution of the United States, bound
in the same volume.
Stcnted Minds. There are scores of
men who are just as ignorant at fifty years
of age, as when they completed their minor
ity, l liey take no pains to look into what
they do not comprehend, and hold on tena
ciously to all their old-fashioned and long-
.i.lnded ideas. Such men tiossess. in an'himself, hatine vicious indulgences, wtiicb
eminent decree, barren and stunted minds.
I ou cannot rasvn wiiii iiicui, uu u-iuig
r . -il. .1 --J -..!.:..
can turn them.
Population of the United States.
It has been fully ascertained that the popula
tion of our country increases at the rate of 3 per
cent per annum. Jt or the lotlowing imormation
upon the Mil'ject, we are indebted to the New
York Mvertuer. It exhibits a comparison be
tween the actual census, and the estimated num
bers at that rate:
, . . . . 3.929.328
, . . . 12,866,020
. . . 17,063,353
1860, or 10 years hence
TJe co;ncjjence for ,0 many years, between
t,e reaj number and the estimation at3 per cent
per annum, is most worthy of remark. The
number for the present 3 ear, 1849, must be set
down at more than 22,000,000, and in 80 years
from this time, the number of inhabitants in our
happy land will be 240,000,000, quite equal to
the present population of Europe. What an
eventful day is appreaohing! How widely will
future history differ from the past how solemn
the nroanect I And it is remarkable what a num
ber of persens now in existence will live toi
view the great epoch bo years nence.
33" The Army and Navy, for sixty years,
have cost, according to Mr. Greely, the follow
ing sum" ;
Far tli nrmv& armed force. $336,713-299 44
For the navy & naval operation, 209-994,428 04
Vi.v Mminni. revolutiouarv Blid
U ... - - 61,169,834 57
For the Indian department,- 43,053,51 il
Total for warlike purpose ' 883 930,802 27
. Ill 1 . ' -I I . - L . . : 1 - .T . (. - .
MAllCH" 26, 1849 ' ! "! : (HO.
"JO '.ill.? 9f.:l ilii. -fcE .7 3i 1
'DivoacKs fFell Spoken. -In the Ken
tucky Legislature, on occasion of a divorce
bill presenting itself, Mr. J. Speed Smith
conscience, my self respect, wilUiot allow
me to sit in silence while thisltliiug goes on
I bare protested heretofore, and I now en
ter my solemn protest again, against tins
species of legislation; and if I cannot cor
rect it, end perhaps there is little hope of
that 1 will at least clear my skirts ot .any
responsibility for it. Public assemblies here
tofore have brought' wpbn themselves eri
durinjj names of contempt,' by the qnalitj
of their acts.: The "Rump Parliaments"
is familiar to every reader of history 4
there no danger that we shall .be known
hereafter as the ''Divorce . Legislature?'
The courtesy of debate will not allow me fo
say what I think on this subject; bo; if it
were not unparliamentary, I would declare
that our legislation on this subject is dis
Ziacetul. We are making a dark stain
upon the history of legislation in this Mate.
We are in contempt with the public ; and
it is already suggested that the coming
Convention will take away from the Legis
lature, forever, the power to interfere in the
sacred relations of husband and wife. If
this shall be dune, I will agree, Mr. Speak
er, that our action on divorces has accom
plished at least one good thing.
Good Advice. John H. Prentiss in his
recent valedictory on retiring from the edi
torial chair, which he had filled for fottu.
one years, has the following : . .
JMo.wan should be without a weu con
ducted newspaper ; he is far behind the
spirit of the age unless he reads one, is not
upon equal footing with his fellow man who
enjoys such advantage, and is disregardtul
of bis duty to bis family, in not affording
them an opportunity of acquiring a knowl
edge of wliat is passing in the world, at the
cheapest possible teaching. Show me a
family without a newspaper, and I venture
to say that there will be manifest in that
family a want of amenity of manners and
indications of ingnoiance, roost strikingly in
contrast with the neighbor who allows him
self such a rational indulgence. Young
men, especially, should read newspapers.
If I were a bov, even of twelve years, I
would read a newspaper weekly, though I
had to work by torch light to earn money
enough to pay for it. The boy who . reads
well will learn to think and analyze, and if
so, be will almost be sure 10 mane a man 01
B calculated to beget a dietate
Glowing and Iufkessivc Ei.oo.uxncs.
The Washington correspondent of the Lou
isville Courier, under date of the 23d,
writes as follows :
I have just left the capitol in such rap
tures with the truly splendid speech of Gov.
McDowell, of the Old Dominion, that I can
neither speak, write, nor think of any thing
else to-day. It would repay you, a thou
sand fold repay you, to have made the jour
ney from Kentucky to have heard it.
"The House was in Committee of the
Whole, and the disposition of the territorial
Question was the theme. On this Gov. Mc
Dowell spoke for his hour, when the cry
rose "co on." "eo on." And on he went
in a sneech of half an hour, replete with
the most perfect diction, the most splendid
imagery, the most glowing patriotism, the
most tender pathos, that chained every
listener to his seat, suffused many a manly
cheek with tears.
"Toward the close, when speaking of the
blessings of the Union, of conciliation, for
bearance one with another, he made an
appeal to every member present, that
could not failed to have moved the hearts of
all. They. clustered round the sneaker.
'I hey greeted him, with the warm approval
of the speaking countenance, and a low
murmur of aut-iauso ran round the hall
when he closed.
An Honest Biocar. A gentleman read
ing a paper in an Albany hotel, on Wednes
day morning, was aceosted by a little half j
naked girl, who asked him for a penny.
He handed her half a dollar by a mistake.
Thegirl went out, was absent a few minuets, '
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ana returned wiw iony-nin wmsn
she handed the astonished man, saying,
"here is the chantre. sir." The gentleman
immediately took measures to nave me tit
tle innocent clothed anq proviaea ior. ;
Poljct. Some one has defined Policy to
consist unserving God in a manner not to
offend the Devil.'.' ' '' '
tories, some 'of the girl teteM49eS-rbllM
mills. Ibeyuwould lJkA RC40Itle
elsewhere, end t(e.oLowiBr rMnt9k
frooi brie bf their pepeishc7wtfi-y
are epblef d omg. 'WOTtdrWS
mettd totheoet of yoWJff-sneW'iJwbefWest,
who are about making brek fijr.tle-jald
region of California, tpUroJind atpejl
and take a few of there spirited eirk alone
as'wbrkingt'plirtneW. Hearowitoej talk:,
' ; We art now !: wdrtaiTg1 "tjut : bnii o1ffce,
and will soabe onfc br tplTOenlS-fe
turn oup: Itand to hhb mvihag 4dosA -iiil
roast, slew, an4-f m-make Duuer ana
ekeesci iflilk jpowfsect(cke4iaiifl1w
fblylfond of bsbies-iirfart, csn do anytlitfe
to. be idie but def f mijied. om. ssJJt wr
no.hing where folks can afford tOJayr Wjo
wahts helu?- We. caii' nflik'e fxohneU, dresses.
sweep out tbe fcupnen. MU.ine paifo,r
rights,', make beds, split , wood kjndle
wash and Iron,' beside BefhJr remarsa-.
thee most scomriiS-ted.liouse-wij sjpev
ble of, not fofettinj IeaboldinCMMl'
day's and Salrdajjfor jpe ejiff fjJ.
will' refer you to. tmr overseer., speak "
quick ! Black eyes, faif forehead,' cluster
ine locks, beautiful- a Hebe, can sine
like a seraph, nd smile inoftt hewifthigly;
any elderly gentleman. in want pi.; APUSr
keeper, or nice young man iii want,
wife"? willing to sustain either' character
in faot, w are in the market.1 'WW tids?
Going, going, gone! ' Who' rti Otfeky
van?? , -j.:;. .- ? ,v.,i..A -.U ml
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' ifGen. Shield has published, a Card in
which, referring to his fetter, he sajrs: ,; -,
"That letter, written 'under die influence
of ne ordinaty emotiow, was couched in laa
guage, wbicli, under other eureumstances, I
would not have used; and, upon jrrfieeUoa,
and by the ad vice of my friends, I authorized
two honorable senators formally to withdraw
it. ' Mr. Breese declined to yield h up, and
the use he has made of it, shows by whit
motive he was actuated.'1 -i-r-H-'n: szaT,
In relation to his threat against-Judge
Breese who construes it as meaning as
sassination the General says be 'made
thorough expose of hi character and 'en-
A, hi. ';.: : -.:.:ri-.Jf---'l .
An interesting discovery has been made
Fn the Arctic Ocean, on that may poteibty
lead to a new tropic. ,. Capt.. JJoyce,: a
whaleman of Sag Harbor, has recently re
turned from a voyage in which he explored a
new whnline eround and made important
discoveries North of Bbering's Straits-
During his cruise m July . end. AugnaV-.ua
saw no ice, and the weather was ordinarily
so pleasant that bis men could work in light
clothlne. and it was so light through" tne
night, that whalmg might hare been earned
on during the entire 24 boars. Capt.Boyce
found the whales numerous, and of a diJec
ent species from any he had before seen, and
. . -p . . - 1 - VI .
ot mree ainereni sinus an very ibdib.
Both the American and Asiatic shores'- ha
found inhabited by numerous tribes of In
dians, some ot whom ne saw passing mm
one continent to tbe other in large canoe.
Good anchorage was found. in most parts ef
the ocean, from 15 to 35 fathoms. Capt.
Boyce was induced to seek this new ocean
by the representation of CaptaiW1 Beeebyi
. .. .1 - !iom ;i JK..:l
who viiiieo mis regiom 1 usi,uii
U in bis voyages. Jut. paper; :
Tujitlmvedimtnts.A handsome Yanks
pedlar made love to a buxom widow in Penn
sylvania. He accompanied his declaration
with two impediments to their mdi.;:
Name them," said lue wwow. . ; ..-
"The want of means to set up a retail store
is the first, replied the pedlar. ,:
They parted, and she sent the pedlar a
check for ample means. When tbey met
train: the pedlar had hired and stocked hi
store, and the smiling fair on begged -to
knowthe other impediment. . . .. .'2
"I have another wife!" crjed the ,poUQA
dealer. ...',..-. .
Matrimony Outdone. Henry Bramall,
was lately convicted before the Lord May
or of London, of having married nine wives;
all of whom were Jiving. The heaviest
punishment which tbe law awards for thi
crime, is seven years' transportation. Thi
penally the Court thought much too ItghtJ
His Lordship regretted that he 'could noi
sentence him toliv seven year with th
whole nine wives, as that would bt some
There is oothine purer than honesty; 1
thing sweeter , than charity ; nothiK war-,
mer than love ; nothing richer than wisdom;
nothintr briehter than virtue, ' and nothing'
more steadfast than faith. - .These united in
to one mind, form the purest tbe sweetest,
the richest, the brightest and mostsleadQut
nappinness. -. ., ..
Sad but Tat.!. How small nportiroa f
our lives is it that we truly enjoy! In ytk
we are looking forward to thing that ara to
. . a a 1 w.
come ; in old age we loo, oacarwaxu m
things that are past.
.1 . '. . . ..
It is said that Charles f rancis Adam Ja,
at this time lectnring on Paradise IroaU
Why He. Set: What does th sua it
"He seU in the West, sir." , . : "
1 -rVhat does he set in the West Tor?? " 7
1 "To hatch out another da jV.' - 'i
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