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Si monton, the General Newspaper Collect ing Agent for this State, is authorized to collect our bills. Office in Augusta, over the store of Messrs. Caldwell A Co., with A. R. Nichols, Esq.—residence at liroivn’s Corner, Me. SELECT TALE. From dragon's Pictoral Drawing Room Companion. The Wife’s Deception. A Story of Married Life. BY MBS. E. C. LOVERING. When Hiram Stowell led to the altar hyme nial a fair and happy bride, ‘ What an excel lent match!’ was the exclamation of every body. The compliment seemed well deserved. Hi ram was a fine looking gentleman, of pleasing manners, refined taste, and a goodly endow ment of common sense ; and Louisa was not only pretty, but intelligent, agreeable, and sprightly. Yet, although they had married for love, this exceedingly well-matched couple, as they were called, were not happy. After all, their tastes aud feelings were not precisely alike ;— they did not understand each other; and they withheld from each other that mutual confi dence which is perhaps more necessary to hap piness in the married state, than even love it self. Now, Louisa was exceedingly fond of socie ty. Balls, parties and the theatre, delighted her more than anything else. Hiram's incli nations were different. He preferred a politi cal meeting, the conversation of a few choice friends, or the newspapers of his club-room, to all the gaieties and pleasures of the bum-monde. Thus the well-matched pair grew to be dissat isfied with earh other! Hitam becoming jeal ous of her love of society, and Louisa giving him credit for considerable selfishness and ob stinacy. The loss of a darling child brought their hearts no nearer together; and during the third year of their wedded life, their misunder standings were more numerous, and more seri ous than ever. Hiram spent nearly all his evenings away from home, and the old club-room, which dur ing the first few months after his marriage had never know n his presence, was now as attractive as in the days of his bachelor free dom. Louisa felt herself neglected, and she spent many very miserable hours by her lonely fire side, seldom receiving company, rarely visit ing old triends, and never attending places of amusement. One evening in the month of February, Lou isa was aroused to cheerfulness by the presence of her cousin Timothy, a wild, good-humored, thoughtless fellow, between whom and herself there had existed an intimacy since their child hood. Mr. Tim. rattled away in a most amusing ! manner, telling Louisa all about the fashiona ble dissolutions of the season, and bringing to her mind forcibly the gaieties of her younger days. ‘ But she never went any were now,’ she said, with a sigh. ‘ It's a shame 1’ cried Mr. Tim., with enthu siasm. ‘ If your tyrant is too stupid to enjoy such things himself, he ought at least to per mit you to go where you like. 1 shall have to quarrel with him for being so selfish.’ * He is selfish, really,’rejoined Ixiuisa. 1 He himself goes off every night ’ ‘ And why haven't you as good a right,’ in terrupted Mr. Tim. ‘ I'd like to ask him that! If he chooses to go to the club-room to-morrow night, why shouldn't you go to the ball, if you choose 1’ ‘ I should like to, of all things,’ murmured Louisa. ‘ Go then !’ exclaimed her cousin Tim.— • Why shouldn't you 1 1 would be delighted to have you ; will you V ‘ But Hiram—’ * If you think he would object—’ * I am sure he would.’ * Then he need not know it. He will go out as usual, I suppose!’ ‘ Of course,’ said Louisa. ‘ And what time will he return!’ ‘ At eleven.’ * Now I have it!’ cried the enthusiastic Mr. Tim.; ‘you shall go to the ball with me. You can stop two or three hours and return at half past ten.’ ‘ But if he should ascertain that I had been out?’ ‘ Very good—he needn’t be told you went to the ball. You can say you went to call on a friend.’ ‘I really do not think it right to deceive him,’ said Louisa. * Fudge!’ laughed Mr. Tim., snapping his fingers. ‘ It's the way to get along with such a tyrant! Tit for tat is the rule; you will go, I know. I will call for you at half-past seven.’ ‘ W ell, I will go,’ replied Louisa, blushing and smiling. Mr. 1 im. took his leave; and at eleven o clock Hiram returned. Louisa was silting by U.e table reading, and on the entrance of her husband she scarcely took tbe trouble to ! look up. ‘ Yon appear to be deeply interested in some thing,' remarked Hiram, after divesting hia self of his overshoes and surtout. ‘ I atn,’ said Louisa, continuing to read. Hiram sat down by the fire, gazed thought fully at the glow ing coals for some minutes, then turning towards his wife, asked in a quick tone ; ‘ Are you going to read much longer?’ ‘ But a few minutes,’ was the brief reply ; and Louisa turned a leaf, with an expression of absorbing interest. Hiram yawned, advanced towards the bed room, brought forth his slippers and dressing gown, put them on, and satduwn once more by the fire, Louisa still reading. At last Hiram lost all patience. He felt compelled to say something; but instead of coming directly to the point, and requesting Louisa to lay by her book, he observed: ‘ I am afraid you read too much by lamplight, Lg^isa ; it hurts your eyes.’ 11 don’t know that it does,’ murmured Mrs. A Journal of Political and General News—An Advocate of Equal Rights, VOL. V. BATH, MAINE, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 22, 1851 NO. 48. Stowell; besides I must have some source of entertainment.’ ‘ I wish my society was a little more agreea ble,’ returned Hiram, in a tune of irony. * Why sol’ inquired Louisa, with a very in nocent look. 1 \ou might not be compelled to resort to books to dispel the ennui of my presence.’ ‘ You are pleased to be facetious,’ said Lou isa, smiling. ‘ You speak as though you real ly supposed your presence was very tiresome to me. I beg to relieve your mind on that point. If you were as dull as the most stupid fop in town, I do not think the occasional glimpses I have of you could weary rr.e very much.’ Hiram looked perplexed. Louisa continued in the same quiet tone— ‘ Half an hour in the morning, a moment at dinner, another glimpse at tea time ; so much of your society I can manage to bear w ith forti tude. Really, 1 don't know that 1 should com plain if you forced yourself upon my solitude a few minutes in the evening.’ ‘ It is well to talk,’ replied Hiram, not a lit tle annoyed. * liut w hen 1 see you so deeply interested in a book—’ ‘ You must reflect that I became interested in this volume before you returned. It is not very pleasant to lay down a book at the moment when you have reached the most interesting part of the most interesting chapter. 1 humbly beg your pardon.’ And Louisa softly closed the book and draw ing her seal to the fire, looked at her husband, as if expecting him to say something marvel ously entertaining. Hiram wilted beneath the infliction of her cutting satire ; hut he forebore making any show of resentment. ‘ 1 meant no offence,’ said he calmly, ‘I sim ply observed, that I thought you injured your eyes by reading too much at night. I would rather see you associate with some of the ladies in the house, whose conversation, 1 have no doubt, would be quite entertaining. They are intelligent and refined.’ To this piece of advice, Louisa replied that Mrs. Smith had that night gone to the theatre, Miss Junes was enjoying herself at a parly, and that Mrs. 1'rink was playing chess wilh her husband—who, she added, always passed his evenings wilh his w ife, whether at home or abroad. lliraui bit his lips and said no more, proba bly convinced that Louisa had the best side of the argument, and that words would not better the matter at all. It is also very probable that Hiram, on re flection, saw that he had of late neglected Lou isa altogether too much ; for on the following day, on coming home to lea, he said, pleasant ly— ‘I have been thinking that we would go around to Mr. Baldwin's this evening, if you have no objection.’ ‘Indeed!’ replied Iamisa, coloring verv red ; ‘ you are very kind ; but Mrs. Baldwin has nev er returned my last call.’ ‘ (), never mind that,’ replied Hiram. But somehow Iaiuisa had grown very formal, and nothing could induce her to call on Mrs. Baldwin before that lady had returned her last visit. Irritated hv what he considered his w ife’s unreasonable scruples, and believing that, after all, she was never so anxious to please him as he to gratify her, Hiram put on his coat and hat early in the evening, and made other prepara tions for going out. 1 What time will you be back?’ asked Lou isa, with an air of innocence. ‘ Some time before midnight,’ replied Hi ram. 4 Are you very anxious about iny re turn !’ Louisa started ; but she answered in a calm tone— 41 should like to know when to expect you.’ 4 No particular desire to see me come home early, prompted the questiou, I suppose, 4 said Hiram in a half jesting tone. 4 You know that I am thankful for any at tention from you,’ rejoined Louisa. 4 But when I ask you to go out you refuse,’ retorted Mr. Stowell. 4 You are careful never to invite me to any place where you think I would be pleased to go,’ was his wife's significant reply. Hiram frowned, closed the door in a manner indicating considerable irritation, and hurried down stairs. Louisa heaved a deep sigh, for she felt that she was acting far from right; yet her mind was made up for the ball, and it was a relief to hear her husband close the hall door. Mr. Stowell was at the same time troubled with a consciousness that he might have acted differently, and avoided causing Louisa unpleas ant feelings. ‘It is true,’ said he to himself,4 I never in vite her to go to those places where she is most fond of going. She thinks me unjust and per h.tps cruel, and I don t know but I am too ob stinate in my opinions. I will take her to the theatre next week.’ Mr. .Stowell walked along rapidly until he came to the first cross street; he then be gan to relax his steps, as he muttered to him self— 4 I am to blame. I will take her to the thea tre to-morrow night.’ On reaching the second street, Hiram walk ed still slower, saying lo himself— I wish 1 had asked her to go to-niglit!’ At the third street, Hiram paused. ‘ It is not too fate now,’ thought he. 4 It lakes Louisa only a few minutes to dress, and we might get our seats before the first act is over.’ He remained standing in a thoughtful atti tude for some minutes, then retraced his steps, gradually quickening his pace, until he reached his bowling house. Mr. Stowell ran gaily „p 5tair3, anticipating the pleasure of affording his wife an agreeable surprise. To his astonishment he found the door of his apartment locked. 4 Louisa,’ said he, knocking, 4 are you here V There was i rustling of silks, a hurried whispering, and the sound of footsteps with in ; after some little delay, Louisa opened the door. She was arrayed in a new and beautiful dress, and Miss Jones was standing immediately be hind her, in the room. 1 AV hat does this mean?’ inquired Hiram, in perplexity. ‘There is no great mystery about it,’ replied i Louisa, carelessly. ‘ I fancied that I would like to try on my new dress, which Mrs. Deri quet sent home just before tea. Miss Jones has been assisting me. How does it look.’ ‘Aery well indeed,’ Hiram answered, his brow clearing, and his eye beaming with pleas ure. ‘ I never saw you look so well before, Louisa, and I'm glad you are dressed, for I have been thinking you might like to go and hear Miss Davenport to-night.’ ‘ To-night.’ ‘ A'es, it is only a little past seven o'clock I now.’ Louisa turned pale, then blushed deeply, and finally asked— ‘ \\ hat is the play ?’ ‘ Love,’ replied Hiram. ‘ Love ! O, I’ve seen Miss Davenport as the 1 Countess, and 1 don't like the part much,’ mur mured Louisa. Miss Jones appeared to be making powerful efforts to look serious, but laughed in spite of herself. * Iouisa's confusion increased. Hi ram glanced quickly from one lo the other, and knit his brows with vexation. ‘Then you do not wish lo go,’ said he. ‘ No, 1 believe not, answered Louisa. | ‘ Very well,’ said Hiram, once more leaving i 'he room, and hurrying into the street. ‘ I wish I had gone to the Theatre with him?’ j exclaimed Louisa, fervently, ‘lint it is loo ! late now. Arrange this cuff, Sarah.’ ‘I could scarcely keep from laughing,’ said Miss Jones who understood the w hole affair. ‘It is too good a joke.’ ‘ It would be something too serious for a joke if Hiram should learn that I went to the hall to-night,’ rejoined Louisa; ‘and I am really afraid he may find it out. Do you think he suspected any thing ?’ ‘ No indeed !’ exclaimed Miss Jones. Miss Jones, however, was mistaken. Hi ram was pacing nervously up and down the street opposite the house, like an excited watchman. He was vexed, unhappy, jealous. Louisa’s strange manner, together with the occurrence of the evening, led him to believe that she had an engagement. With whom ? i Hiram clenched his teeth when he thought of it, and his eye turned continually towards the door of his boarding house. At length a carriage drove up, and Hiram saw a dark figure mount the steps. His feel ings during the next five minutes, only the most violently jealous of husbands can appre ciate. It was a dark night, but the light of the street lamps distinctly revealed his figure, as he paced up and down ; accordingly, he re tired lo an alley, standing in the entrance of w hich he could command a view of the myste rious carriage. At the eud of five minutes the figure he had seen enter the house, re-appeared, accompanied bv another, which he knew to be that of Lou isa. Hiram's heart beat with heavy, dull, suf focating throbs, as he saw his wile and her unknown companion enter the carriage and drive away. Wild with jealousy and rage, his first impulse was to follow them, and he ran rapidly down the street, in the direction the carriage had taken. Almost unconscious 1 whither he was going, lie kept on, until the carriage rolled up to the curbstone and stopped, i Hiram stopped also, a few rods distant, and saw the two figures glide through an open doorway, entering a large building, in which the sound of music could he heard. Hiram ! wiped the perspiration from his brow, heaved a sigh, and muttering some inaudible words through his clenched teeth, walked swiftly away. Much as Louisa desired to pass the night with the gay throng of the ball-room that ** Chawed the gloomy hours with thing feet,” i prudence governed her actions, and at an early hour she tore herself away, Mr. Tim. accorn I panying her home. It was near eleven o'clock, and Mr. Tim. I hurried hack to the hall, while Lousia with a beating heart mounted the stairs conducting to her apartments. To her dismay, she found Hiram sitting in an easy chair reading, with an elbow resting on the table, and a hand shad ing his eyes. He did not look up as she en tered nor appeared to remark her presence ; hut Louisa perceived from the almost frightful paleness of his features that he was not alto gether indifferent to what had taken place. Louisa trembled ; she had net the power to speak. Feeling that her deception was sus pected, she could not summon sufficient cour age to invent a fable convenient for the occa sion. Louisa laid aside her hood and cluak, snuggled away her white kids, and finally sat dow n by the lire. Still Hiram neither spoke nor moved. Her suspense was gelling to be past endurance, and her own torture prompted her to break the ominous silence. ‘ What a cold night it is,’ said she. ‘ It is very cold,’ answered Hiram, in a calm, deep voice. * If I had known it was so unpleasant I should not have gone out,’ pursued Louisa, glancing timidly at her husband. Hiram made no reply. Louisa felt com pelled tu tell him something. Wretched i3 the woman who does not confess the truth to her husband. ‘ I "ns not very well pleased with the way this dress sets, said Louisa, ‘and I thought I would go round to Miss Doniquets this even ing.’ Louisa paused; she saw Hiram’s brows gather: she would have given any thnig to hear him speak, even to charge her with her fault ; but he held his peace. Louisa felt the blush of shame burning her cheek, and she turned away her face, fearing lest Hiram should lift those deep, searching eyes, and read the deception she had practised on her guilty brow. rvo more words passed between them that night. On the following morning, Hiram ap peared not less reserved and serious, but as usual, he talked with Louisa about some com mon-place matters, on which she was always consulted. But not a word touching the events of the previous evening escaped his lips. He left her tortured with surprise. She flew to Miss Jones for advice and sympathy. ‘ A guilty conscience needs no accuser,’ I laughed Sarah. ‘Mr. Stowell has no more 1 notion that you went to the ball than that I went to the club with him. He is angry be cause you refused to go to the theatre, that's all.’ ‘ I wish I could think so,’exclaimed Louisa; ‘my doubts make me very miserable.’ Three days passed. All this time Hiram appeared the same as on that morning, calm and reserved, as if oppressed by some great sorrow. He spent his evenings at homo now with his wife ; but he conversed with her but little, never addressing her but on the most common-place subjects. Louisa was wretched; her peace of mind was gone, day and night she experienced the punishment of remorse. Her own fault grew more and more hateful to her every hour and every minute of the day ; and all the time her husband’s noble qualities appeared in bolder relief, casting all his faults in the background, and silently reproving her for the deception she had practised towards him. ‘ O, if he would only speak to me, and tell me why lie is offended,' Louisa would say to herself. ‘An angry accusation of the worst faults I could endure better than this reserve, this appearance of sorrowful displeasure, this withering coldness ’ A week passed and there was no shadow' of change in lliram s manner towards his wife ; not the least remarkable circumstance was his newly formed habit of spending his evenings with her at home, but his presence only made her the more miserable now, as he seemed to take no longer any pleasure in her society. Many times Louisa resolved to go to him, confess all, and ask his forgiveness, hut her courage always failed her, and she had not the power even to ask him why he was olfended. One evening, however, she broke the spell by inquiring if he would not like to call on some old friends. ‘If you desire it I will go,’ replied Mr. Stowell. ‘ Lot I would not have you go unless you would enjoy it yourself,’ said Louisa. ‘Really, then,’ returned lliram, ‘I am sure I should not enjoy it; I have no desire to see any body.’ ‘ You are offended with me,‘ Louisa found courage to murmur ; ‘something 1 have done.’ Hiram smiled bitterly, but made no answer. ‘ What have I done?’ pursued Louisa. ‘Do, do break this horrid silence. Tell me what is my offence ; why are you angry?’ ‘ I am not angry,’ said Hiram, calmly. ‘ \Y hy then are you so serious?’ ‘I am sad, Louisa—sad to think I have a wife in w hom I can put no confidence.’ Louisa became deadly pale, and it was near ly a minute before she could speak; her voice even then was tremulous and hollow, as if there was a sickness and sinking at her heart. ‘ You judge me seriuusly,’ said she, ‘I am sorry—if—you can place no confidence in me.’ ‘ You sorry !’ echoed lliram; ‘well, I have no doubt but you are. Without confidence on one side, there can be no deception on the oth er.’ ‘ Deception !’ gasped Louisa. 1 1 pray Heaven it deserves no worse a name!’ exclaimed Hiram. Louisa trembled from head to font, and her face became ghastly white. Remorse and fear and shame made her sufferings too intense for endurance; and Hiram's cold, searching eye drove her almost distracted. ‘ You love me no longer then !’ she exclaim ed, with wild vehemence. ‘Tell me so—1 had rather you would, than kill me with those looks. I have forfeited your respect, your af fection, your friendship! O, forgive me ! tor give me ! I have deceived you, but I have suf fered already as much as 1 can bear. I will confess alt—1 have tried to do so before, hut your looks froze me—’ ‘I know all, interrupted Hiram, in a low, I hollow voice. ‘Yet if you had frankly con fessed your fault before, I might have for given you. Hut you have concealed it, or tried to conceal it too long. 1 could have for given your going to the bail, even after refus ing to go totlie theatre with me ; but the false hood you invented, the long concealment, the studied deception—’ ‘ 1 acknowledge the wrong!’ interrupted Louisa. ‘It was all wrong. I can condemn myself more than you can condemn me ; and yet yon don’t know how thoughtlessly I took the first step which led to such a fatal termi nation. You were absent every evening, and as you never took the trouble to tell me where you went, I fancied 1 had as good a right to go to a ball without speaking of it to yuu. I—I promised to go, and then was afraid to tell you and so I deceived you, and used falsehood too, which 1 know you scorn. Hut you will for give that fault—say you will—and never will I keep the most secret thought from you again.’ ‘ You forget too,’ pursued Ilirain, sternly, as if wholly unmoved by her prayer; ‘you for get bow much you dishonor me in the eyes of others. Or do you care so little fur my honor that you can coolly plot with another, to de ceive me! He who assisted you in your en terprise, must scorn us both—you as a deceiver —me as one deceived.’ . A sudden light flashed upon the mind of the ^ wretched and humbled Louisa. ‘ And who do you think that man is!’ she cried. ‘ I am sure I do not know,’ replied Hiram, calmly. ‘1 saw him with you, but I dared not confront him in my wrath. I supposed it was Mr. Derby !’ ‘Mr. Derby!’ echoed Louisa, indignantly. ‘Duu think I would go with Aim? Do you think so meanly of me as to suppose I would be seen with any one who might pass for an admirer, or whose presence might cause a sin gle remark ! O, you have judged me wrong fully!’ exclaimed the troubled wife with vehe mence. ‘I thought you must know I went with cousin Tim.’ Hiram drew a long breath ; and as Louisa burst into a passion of tears, he pressed her head gently to his breast. His own eyes filled with tears, and his voice betrayed deep emo tion as he told her he forgave her fault. Then, when the feelings of both were soft ened, and their minds were impressed with the danger of withholding from each other, at any time, that perfect confidence so necessary to happiness in married life, they opened their hearts to each other, in love and truth, and learned how much unhappiness might have been avoided during the past three years had a better understanding been established between them. It was therefore with fervency and resolu tion that they promised in future to keep noth ing back from each other, but to express their motives, desires and opinions with perfect free dom. This reconciliation produced a most happy change in their condition. Understanding each other s feelings better, they have not since had cause to accuse each other of selfishness. Hi ram has no desire to go to the club now ; and although Louisa is still rather too fond of cer tain amusements to suit his feelings, yet such is her willingness to oblige him on all occasions, that he cheerfully allows her to follow her in clinations. If they conceal their real feelings from each other, it :s when Louisa, aware of her husband s distaste for fashionable dissipa tion, declares it her choice to give up certain halls and parties ; or when Hiram, appreciat ing her love of society, sometimes expresses a willingness to go into it with her—when, if the truth was told, he would yiuch rather be at home. MISCELLANY. The Quaker and Thief. There are few persons who have not heard of Isaac T. Hopper, the Quaker, or Friend Isaac, as he is familiarly termed in New York. The anecdote below is from his own pen : \\ bile residing in Philadelphia, I had in mv yard a pear tree v\ hich bore most excellent fruit. Between my yard and that of my neighbors’ was a very high fence, with sharp iron pickets upon it. I don't approve of such tilings. It was the landlord s work. \\ ell one year when the tree bore very abundantly, there happened to be a girl belonging to my neighbor's family, who was as fond of pears as 1 was myself, and I saw her several times climb the high fence, walk carefully along between the pickets, until she came opposite the pear tree. Then she would reach over, fill her basket with fruit, and carry it away. One day I called upon my young friend with a basket of the nicest pears I could find. 4 Rebecca,’ said I, 4 here's some fine pears for thee.’ She did not know what I meant. I explain ed : 4 Rebecca, 1 brought these pears on pur jHise for thee. I wish to make thee a present of them, as I see thou art exceedingly fond of them.’ I don’t want them, sir.’ 4 Ah, but thou dost Rebecca ; else thou would not take so much pains, almost every day to get them.’ Still she would not take the pears, and I used a little more eloquence. 4 Rebecca,’ I said, 4 thou must go and get a basket for these pears, or I shall leave them on the carpet. I am sure thou must like them, or thou would not climb such a high and danger ous fence to gel them. Those pickets are very sharp, Rebecca ; and if thy feet should slip w hile thou art walking on the fence - and I am very much afraid they will—thou would get hurt a great deal more than the pears are worth. Now thou art welcome to the fruit;— but I shall not see thee expose thyself any more so foolishly. But perhaps thou hast taken the pears so long that they seem to belong to thee, as much as they seem to belong to me. So 1 do not w ish to blame thee, pray, any more than thy conscience does. But look out for those pickets. They are dangerous. I would have them removed, only I am afraid the landlord would not like it. Thou art welcome to the pears though, and I will bring thee a basket full every day.’ I he little girl did not steal any more pears, and I venture to say she was sufficiently re buked before the end of the pear season, for I remembered my promise, and carried her a bas ket full every morning.—Prisoner's Friend. Management of Children. As soon as your children get inio the house from school, or get up id the morning, begin to Hud tank with them; bonne them abotn their looks, their gait, their behavior. Speak to llieiii tartly, if you want them to mind you, as il you were displeased with them ; there is noihing like a good sharp voice to make them start quick. To ask ihem tu go, would lie unbecoming weakness in a parent, and a tone of most imperial authority is very efficacious in inspiring feelings of respect.— j h they don't stun as quick as you wish, par- | ui'iiiaily if a boy lias Ins bout half on, or ins head half combed, threaten him with dis memberment, or everlasting annihilation, or any other equally trifling penalty, if he don’i jump, and it is astonishing the haste lie will make and the pleasure he will feel in obeying you. If children are leasing you round from hunger or whim, yell at them lustily, and threaten them with a whipping —no matter if yon never execute the threat, persevere in it, and after a while they may he led to believe that you will do it; it may take some time, but suck to it. It wont do 10 gratify any little desire of theirs at once; it will look too much like bending from pa ternal dignity, and induce them to trouble you often for like favor. It is best to refuse them at first, and get them into a fretful and turbulent state, and then comply. This will give them a sense of their dependence, and yourself also an opportunity of throwing oil upon troubled waters ; it is a Hue experi ment when well managed, and it is besides,; a practical application of the text, ‘through much tribulation,' &c. If you hear one of your children cry through the carelessness, I Dr teasing propensity of another, first look | around as if searching lor something to throw | at the culprit, then with a flashing eye dart upon and give him or her a rap; they will ■ remember it, you may depend. Don’t wail' to hear an explanation or inquire into the1 facts; this will tsko time,and besides it isn’t becoming for a parent to condescend any— it would impair the parental authority. If your children are noisy, it it an ingenious experiment 10 feign extreme distress, and lineHien to go uway or jump overboard; by appealing to their affections in this way a few times, they will get 80 as to believe it ; or if this fails, go up stairs or anywhere in i he cold, under the pretence that your head is ‘splitting open' from their noise. If n child is disposed 10 sing, hush it nt once; it is un uncouth practice—ns if heaven had ®iv en it no more use for its lungs than a bird! Ii is a good way to cry out angrily, ‘Stop dial noise;’ it prevents a too exalted opinion of us vocal abilities. The same rule may j apply if it is disposed to dauce ; what cun he more ungainly than a little child capering about a room, as if it were mo more than a Inmli or a kitten. If a child is disposed to | he affectionate, don’t return it—remember I that we should not love the creature more than the Creator—don’t show that you love it too well. If children make mistakes, and are not ready to learn, it is an excellent plan 10 rail at them for their stupidity; and give a microscopic view of alt iheir failings, this latter, particularly if a neighbor or playmate | chance to lie present; this will encourage , liiein to persevere. At any raie, don’t praise I iliem loo highly for any good quality they may possess ; this would tend to make them vain, ami vanity is a sin. As you have prob ably arrived at what you know by intuition or divine inspiration, of course it is of no use to instruct your children how 10 do a thing ; let them find out as you did. It is well to have some grand-parent or maiden aunt to assist in carrying out the above practical rules, the execution of which would have such an effect upon the happiness of any family where they are adopted. A good grumbler is invaluable among n family of children—it will prevent their Buffeting from too much jollity. Parents may profit by this advice, if they will but rightly consider it.— Carpet Bag. Important Discovery in Africa. A Hungarian savant, M. Gaysa, who is now traveling in the interior ot Western Af rica, lias sent a communication to the Impe rial Society of Vienna, containing informa tion of great interest. He has found among the Koiiimeiiis, a small tribe tributary to the kingdom of OuHi, in Seoegair.bia, traces of Jacques Conipagnon, a French traveler, charged by Jl. de Clioiseul towards the mid dle of the last century, with a voyage of ex ploration into the interior of Africa, who dis appeared in 1700, and was not afterwurds heard from. Wishing to complete the discoveries which had been made by Ins brother some years before, Jacques Conipagnon left Senegal to wards the end of the year 1750, and aftir visiting all the tribes to the northward and eastward ol Senegatnhia, lie penetrated as lar as die desert of Simboni, a very curious point lor geographical science. Nothing was heard ot him alter March 1700, and all the researches of the government of the French post of St Louis proved utterly fruitless. The Koinmenis are 3 partially civilized people. They have notions of religion which resemble Christianity, anil are not en tirely ignorant of the arts and sciences.— They have a language, an alphabet, and the art of writing. M. Gaysa has discovered in one of their principal villages a small stone monument of a conic shape, covered with numerous inscriptions in letters resembling hieroglyphic characters. Alter having studied this curious construc tion, and after interrogating the oldest inhab itants of the country and learning the popu lar tradition, he became convinced that Ibis monument is erected over the grave of Jacques Conipagnon, who lieing made cap live by the Koinmenis, instructed them in the principles of all the uselul arts, and died about the year 1775, leaving among them the venerated reputation of a sage and a good genius. Hut the conviction ot M. Gaysa was turned into certainty when the chief of the tribe showed hint various articles of Eu ropeau manufacture, which have been hand ed down from father to son, and which they are unwilling to part with at any price.— Among these lie saw a quadrant, on which was engraved the name of Jacques Compag OOll. M. Gaysa, who is n great traveler, designs to continue his explorations in Africa for many years.—Translated from the Courricr du liar re. Mr. Buchanan. This distinguished statesman was recen tly invited to deliver an address before the Central Southern Rights Association of Vir ginia, and to counsel with them “in regard to the best means to be adopteJ in the pres ent alarming crisis, fur the maintenance of the Constitution and the Union of the States in their original purity." In declining the invitation, Mr Buchanan says: — The association do me no more than jus tice, when attributing to me a strong desire ‘Inrtlte maintenance of the Constitution, and the Union of the States in their original pu rity.’ Whilst few men in this country would venture to avow a different sentiment, yet the question still remains, hy what means can this all-important purpose be best accomplished ? I feel no hesitation in an swering, by a return to the oltl Virginia plat form of State rights, prescribed by the res olutions of 179$ and '99, ami Madison's re port. The powers conferred by the Consti tution upon the General Government must be construed strictly, and Congress must alistain from the exercise of all doubt tut powers. cm it is stun uiese Are mere unmeaning abstractions—ami su they are, unless honestly carried into practice. Like ilie Christian's faith, however, when it is genuine, good works will inevitably flow Irom a sincere helief in sticli a strict con struction of the Constitution. Were this old republican principle adop ted in practice, we should oo longer witness uowarrantable ami dangerous attempts to in terfere with the institution ol domestic sla very, which belongs exclusively to the Stales where it exists—there would he no efforts to establish high protective tariff's—the pub lic money would not lie squandered upon a grand system of internal improvements, gen eral in name, bill partial in its very nature and corrupting in iis tendency, both to the government, anti to the people; and we would retrench our present extravagant ex penditures, pay our national debt, and return to the practice of a wise economy, so essen tial both to public anil private prosperity. Were I pet milted to address your Associa tion, these are the councils I should give and some of the topics I should discuss, as ilie best means 1 for the maintenance, both of the Constitution and the Union of the States in heir original purity,’ and for the perpeiua iou of our great and glorious confederacy. A law which passed the Legislature of Pennsylvania at its late session, relative to sel ling goods by samples, goes into effect on the id of May. It forbids any person not having his principal place of business in that State to sell merchandise within its boundaries, by sam ple or specimen, under the penalty of three hundred dollars, without first taking out a license therefor from the city treasurer of Philadelphia, for which three hundred dollars per aunum shall be paid. Democracy Right. The Democratic party were abused by the Whigs because they opposed the National Bank. We have a Whig national adminis tration now, but we hear of no advocates for a bank. Democratic party were unrelentingly a used for advocating the independent treasury n • Mr. t illmore's administration does not propose a substitute, nor do tiie Whigs oppose the measure. rr The Democratic party have been abused for opposing a high tariff, and Henry ylay recent ly declared that he would not even propose to alter the essential principles of the tariff bill of 1846. I he Democrats were abused for standing firm ly by their country, in sustaining the Mexican war. The Whigs took up one of the leading men in the prosecution of the war, and elected him president. The Democrats have been abused for se curing important additions to our territory.— There is not a Whig in the land who now dares to propose the surrender of this same territory. Here are a few facts that prove the general policy of the Democrats to be right and just, and they prove too that the Whigs are generally wrong.—Hartford Times. Fact to be Eloquent cfox. An intelli gent gentleman of fortune, says the Bangor Whig, visited a country village in Maine, not lar Irom Bangor, and was hospitably enter tained by a gentleman having three daugh ters—two ot whom, in rich dresses, enter tained the distinguished stranger in the par lor, while one kept herself in the kitchen, as sisting her mother in preparing the fooJ and setting die table lor tea, and after supper, in doing the work until it was finally complet ed, when she also joined her sisters in the parlor for the remainder of the evening.— The next morning the same daughter was again early in the kiichen, while the other two were in the parlor. The gentleman, like Franklin, possessed n discriminating mind —was a close observer of the liahiis of the young ladies—watched an opportunity, and whispered something in the ear of the industrious one, anil then left lor a time, but revisited the same family, and in alimii ona year, the young lady of the kitchen was con veyed to Hosioii, the with of the same gen tleman visitor, where she now presides ai an elegant mansion. The gentleman, whose fortune she shares, she won by a judicious deportment and well-directed industry. So much for an industrious young lady. Branding Screwed Hay—Important Deci sion.—As upwards of 100,000 tons of pressed hay is annually exported from Maine, it is highly important to farmers to understand the law affecting their rights, under the revised statutes of the State. The revised statutes provide, ‘that all hay, pressed and put up in bundles for sale, shall be branded on the bands or boards enclosing the same, with the first letter of the Christian name, and the whole of the surname, of the person packing, screwing, or otherwise press ing the hay, and also with the name of the place where the owner or person pressing the hav lived, with the name of the State. It was farther provided, that all hay not thus branded should be forfeited— one half to the informer, T\nd one half to the use of the town where sold or offered for sale, provided the same is libeled as the law directs. The general opinion was that our farmers could suffer nothing, if they did not follow the literal import of this statute, as few persons could be mean enough to resort to so dishon orable an act as to complain of a farmer and seize his hay, in consequence of the neglect of his employee, who was employed to press it, to use a brand. But a ccent decision of the Supreme Court, in l*oi land, shows the neces sity of gn at caution on the part of our farmers to have their hay branded. And every person employed to 9crew hay, should have a brand, with his own name, place of residence, and State of Maine upon it.—Maine Fanner. American Biri.f. Society. The anniversa ry of this Society was held in New’ York on Thursday, at the Tabernacle, which was crowd ed to its utmost limits, and more than usual interest manifested in its proceedings. Hon. Theodore Frelinghuy9cn presided. We gather the following facts from the Treasurer's report: During the past year, one of the Vice Presi 1 dents, Isaac Barow has been removed by death. The number of new auxiliaries for the same is 63. The receipts of the year from all sources, have been $276,882 52. This sum, including legacies, is somewhat less than the income of the previous year, but excluding legacies, a very fluctuating item, it is larger by $8450 18. The number of Bibles and Testaments issued the past year is 592,432, making a total since the formation of the society of 7.572,967 copies. Several resolutions w ere offered and eloquent ly advocated by several able speakers, includ ing distinguished clergymen and others. Right of Occupants to Ground in front of their Houses. At Philadelphia an ac lion was brought l>v n linckman lo recover damages from a police officer for a'-snult and battery. The circumstances of the case were —Kee, the hackman, was standing in front ol the United States Hole!, and was ordered to leave by the proprietor. On his refusal, an officer was called and Kee was arrested. This constituted the assault. J ndge Farsons said in his decision, that every man owns the ground in ftont of his house. He has given to the public a right to pass and repass ov«r it, hut in all other respects it is ns much his property as any oilier part of the premises.—• No one has a right to stand or carry on any business in front ot any man’s house, and if he is thus annoyed and notifies the party to leave, on a refusal, sufficient force may be used lo compel the offender to go. The case was dismissed.—N. Y. Com. Adc. The Wife. If you wish to he happy and have peace in the family, never reprove your husband in company—even if that reproof he never so slight. If he he irritated, speak not an angry wotil. Indifference sometimes will produce unhappy consequences. Always feel an interest in what your husband under takes, and if lie is perplexed or discouraged, assist him hy your smiles and happy words. If the wile is careful how she conducts, speaks and looks, a thousand happy hearts would cheer and brighten our existence, where now there is nothing hut clouds of gloom, sorrow and discontent. The wife, above all others, should strive to please her husband, and to make home attractive. I A young man from the country, going to cjiII on some musical young Indies the other evening, he was told that he must ask them I 10 sing, and should they refuse, lie ought to press them. Accordingly he commenced !>v requesting Miss Mary to favor him with a snag. She gently declined, said slut had a cold. &c. 'Well, then, Miss,’ said oar hero, 'ihuppose I liiqiieeze you, don’t you think yen might sing?’ The girl fainted immedi ately. An attorney in Dublin having died ex ceedingly poor, a shilling subscription was set on foot to pay the expense of his fntter.il. Most ol the attorneys and barristers having subscribed, one of them applied to Toler, af terwards Lord Chief Justice Norhury, ex|ves» sing Ins hope that he would also subscribe a shilling. ‘Only a shilling,’said Tolei, ‘only a shilling to bury an attorney! Here is ty guinea; go ami bury one-aud-lweniy o| them!’ _ Disinfecting Agent. Rooms in which, from any cause, there arises an unpleasant odor, may ire treed of the obnoxious i ffluvin, by placing a few kernels of coffee on a hot shovel, nnd allowing the aroma, or smoke, to , be freely disseminated. It will dispel effect' ually the most powerful odor arising from putrid animal or vegetable matter. It has been much used, and with excellent success, in localises infected by cholera. Indictment or the Michigan Despera does. Detroit, May 12.—The Grand Jury of Berrien county, Michigan, have indicted over 10 of the prisoner* now under arrest for coo. spiracy to burn the Railroad Depot in Nils*, some five or or six weeks ego.