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ties adjoining. He may bo found at the Receiv
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ness. Fayette, Nov. 6th, 1847. 35 0m.
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SURGEON, PHYSICIAN, &e.
HAVING located 5 miles East of Fayette, on
the road leading to Petersburg, respectfully
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Mnt. March H, '43. 2-0in.
Ioct. A. S. Iinui!lie,
GRATEFUL for past patronage. still continues
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citizens of Howard County.
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square, where he can usually be found in the day;
at night at his residence, 3d door bolow the Bank.
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formerly occupied by James Owens, one quarter
uf a mile east of Suit Creek Meeting house.
(fcJ-N.B. J. C. Parrish will practice Dental
March 4t!i. 1"4S. . ,r2-tf
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(11) SAINT LOUIS, MO.
I()cl. Winthrop II. Ilopson,
TTAVING located ocrmanentiv in Fayette, ten
IT-I ders his professional services to the citizens
the place and vicinity, anu resuecntuiy soncns a
cUrnnf their Datronnee. During the day, ex
cept when professionally absent, ho con ot ol!
h found at his ollico, (the same occupied by
Gen Clark as a law office) and at night at Crig-
lar's Tavern. March a. d-ttm,
Corner oj Main and Green Streets, St. Lotiis, Mo
M friends and the public are respect
fnllv informed, that I hove luken a new
1 1. on the above named buildings,
.ml ilnrini? the last four month bave
m.Unw improvements on the premise.
Viz : 1 have built a number ef pleasant rooms
have made the dining roooi one third larger, and
k u.:uk.j ; in i, Imnnvome manner, it is now
nave uin."w ., , ,
the largest in the city end is well ventilated and
Can scat auu guesis.
The Furniture or the House has been replenish'
A .v,...,i,m,t .ml the nremises generally im
proved by additions, alterations and repairs. The
house being situated on the principal business
treet, and its principal puunc rounm, .
. r,r, Ron.linir.rnom and Dining-room.)
n th' ornn'nil floor, will commend itself to the
public, as a desirable home whilst sojourning in
our city, and I pledge myself that every exertion
shall be used to render irangcn otii
whilst at the Virginia Hotel.
JOHN H. SrARR, Froptistor
Cept. 16, HH-WinO.
lO P S t i C K TIMES.
' " ERROU CEASES TO BE DANGEROUS, WHEN REASON IS LEFT FREE TO COMBAT 7. Jefferson.
Vol. . FAYETTE, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, MLl'TE.THSUR 30, 1818. 10.30.
I haint no home on earth
Nor nowhere else, I 'spose;
' Misfortune follows ma
Where'er about I foes!
I s'pose thai when I dies.
From Satin I'll be driven,
And made to loaf about
' Outside the walls of (leaven,
With none to take me in
No friendly hand to greet me
No voice to cheer me ,
Nor a darn'd soul to treat me!
She loved you when the sunny light
Of bliss was on your brow;
That bl if 8 has sunk in sorrow's night,
And yet she loves you.
She loved you when your joyous tone
Taught every heart to thrill;
The sweetness of that tongue is gone,
And yet she loves you still.
She loved you when you proudly slept,
The gayest of the gay;
The pride the blight of time has swept,
Unlike her love, away.
She loved you when your home and heart
OT fortune's smile could boast;
She saw that smilo decay depart
And then she loved most.
Oh, silch a generous faith that grows
In woman's gentle breast:
'Tis like that star that stays and glows
Alone in night's dark vest;
That stays because each other ray
Has left the lonely shore,
And that the wanderer on his way
Then wants her light tbe more.
"ROM SENATOR BENTON TO THE PEOPLE OF
The treaty with Mexico makes you citi
z-ns ol the United etuies: Uoncress has not
el passed the laws to give you the blessings
ol out government ; ami it nirty be some
time betore it does so. In the mean time,
while your condition is anomalous and crit
ical, and calls for the exerciie of the sound
est discretion, and the most exalted patriot
ism on your part, the temporary civil and
military government establithed over you,
as a rk'ht ol war, is at an end. The edicts
promulgated by your temporary Governors
(Kearny and Mason, each fin ignoramus,)
so (or as these edicts went to chance the
ws of the lund, are null and void, and
were so from 1 lie beginning : for the laws
il n conquered country remain in force, un
til altered by the proper legislative authori-
and no legislative authority has yet al
tered the laws which existed at the time ol
ur conquest. The laws of California are
still what lltcv weru, and are sufficient for
our present piolection, with some slight
dditions derived from your voluntary con
sent, and administered by officers ol your
vn election. Having no lawful govern
uent, nor lawful idhoers, you can get none
xi:ept by your own act ; you can have
none that can hove authority over you ex-
ept by vour own consent. Its sanction
must le in the will of the majority. I re-
oimiif ml vou to meet in convention pro
vide (or a clnnp und simple government
and take care of yourselves, until Congress
an provide tor you. Vou need a gover
nor, judges, nnd onio pence and militia ofli
eers: thut is it bout all. The lloman civil
lnw, which is the bnsls of our law, is just
und wise, and only needs to be adminisler-
d bv uptight judges (alculdis) whom vou
should elect. Avoid new codes of law un
il introduced by permanent authority.
Vou need but little, at present, in adJition
to what you have, and that your conven
tion can giva you ; to wit: elections, trial
hv i'lry, and courts of " Reconciliation"
Tl.ii la t i is for the termination of disputes
without law by the mrdinlion of the judge
is ensily engrailed on the lloman civil
law, which you have, and which favors nr
miration and amicuble settlements. It is
founded upon the commind in scripture.
'agree with thine adversary quickly whilst
thou art in the way with him, " etc. It ex
isls in 'some of the northern European na
tions, Norway especially, where two-thirds
of all the dispute are settled by the couit
of Reconciliation. "
You have been disappointed in not re
ceiving the pav due vou for military servt
ces und sacrifices during the war. A bill
passed the Senate appiopriating $'700,000
lor that purpose : that bill was balked in
the committee of the House of Rspresenta
lives by lies against Lot. tremont, sent
here by Col. Mason and the notorious Cul.
Jonathan 1). Stevenson. Seeing that bill
was lost, a less sum of S200.000 was again
passed by the Senate to meet the most ur
gent, and best ascertained claims : it also
was lost in tbe House ol Representatives
through tho ellect ol the same lies, iiut
do not despair ; you will yet be paid ; and
believe there are lunds now at the disposal
of the President for war purposes, out of
whirl) he may order you to be paid.
The emigrants want land ; they went to
the country for land. It is a great mulor
tune that Congress has passed no law to
grant il to them ; but the law will come
and grants will be made, probably accord
ins to the Oregon bill that passed the Sen
ate some years ago 640 acres to each head
of a family (widows und young men over
18 being so counted,) 160 acres to the
father (or each child under 18, and the same
on this bill of the Senalo all the present
emigrants, and all that shnll arrive before
Congress cstabli-hrs a government lor the
country, and all the old settlers who are
without land ; each to make his own loca
tion, taking cure lo ovoid interferences with
one another or with old claims considered
good, or even probably good ; and making
all trie s in squares, and to the cardinal
points. Avoi I, il possible, law suits about
land, nlove every thing else. They are a
moth which eats up the crop, and often the
land itself. Besides, on judgment in a land
rase would be valid, being a proceeding in
rem, unless agrred to by both parties de
cided by arbitration, or in a court of,," Re
conciliation." Imparls which have paid no duties to the
United Sti'es, should pay them lo vou
moderately : so as not to repress trade, or
burthen the consumers say 20 per c-nt-urn
on the. value whence imported. Lets,
or even none, would be better.
You are apprised that (he question of
extending A'rican slnvery to California oc
cupies, at present, (he attention of our Con
grvs. I know of nothing that you can do
el this t me thai can influence tho decision
of that question here. When you become a
State, the entire and absolute decision of it
will be in your own hands. In your pres
ent condition, and wuh your paucity of
n. e libera, 1 would recommend total absti
nence from the egitation of the question.
Such agitation might distract yourselves
wl en you ought to be united as one man,
doing harm where you are, and no good
Two years ago when the people of Ore-
goo were left without a government, 1 ad
dressed them a letter, recommending to
them peace and order among themselves,
le iance upon Congress, and submission to
their own voluntary government until re
placed by another: and 1 promised them
eventual protection Irom our laws if they so
conducted themselves. They did: and ihe
promise has been fulfilled. 1 now make
the same promise to you, in the name of
many others as well as myself ; and hope
to see it fulfilled on the same conditions.
Written at Washington City, this 27th
day of August, 1848: und sent by Col.
THOMAS H. BENTOX.
CAN'T AFFURD liV
BY T. S. ARTHUR.
"Can't afford it! Too many mouths to
feed loo munv bncks to cover. It's a lux
ury 1 should very much like to indulge in
no man fonder ot reading than I am but
can't a fiord it, sir."
"It only three dollurs a voar. Less
thun sixpence a week."
" 1 know. But three dollars a year will
buy hall a barrel of flour nnd give my Inmi
ly bread for a mon.h. It's no use to talk,
ny friend. 1 know exaely my own ability,
nnd know that I can't atibrd to take the
And thus Mr. Kivers closed the matter
with a persevering "canvasser, who was
industriously trying to add to the subscrip
tion list of a certain highly popular maga
" I think vou might have taken it, papa,"
said Mary Rivers, greatly disapointed. "I
never see a magazine or newspaper unless
1 borrow from Jane lompkins, and 1 know
her father grumbles at her whenever he
catches her lending them."
"1 miuhl do a great many things, child,
il 1 was made ol money, wnic.ii i am very sor
ry to say is not the case," returned Mr.
.. " . . , - i
Rivers. "If 1 could allord it, l would take all
the nugazines und newspapers in the coun
try ; but 1 can t, and so that ends the mat
And thus ending it, Mr. Rivers turned
away from his disappointed daughter und
le 1 1 the house.
Mary Rivers was extremely fond of read-
. . , , . : I J 1
ng, and nad, dozens oi umes, oeggea ner
father to lake "Godey," or some of the oth
er magazines or papers, tmt it is unitorm an
swer was, "1 can l nltord it ; ' so she was
foiced to borrow from Jane Tompkins,
whose father subscribed for half u dozen
magazines and newspapers, and thought
the money well laid out. lo nave to Dor
row she thought bad enough, but the worst
of the matter was, no sooner did she bring
magazine or newspaper into the house,
than it was caught up by one hungry mem
ber alter another, always including her
father, and its contents devoured by each,
and this olten before she could get a chance
to read hall a doznn pages or columns. 1 he
newspaper or mugazine, whichever it might
be, never passed through the entire family
of Mr. Rivers without being considerably
the worse for w ear. The papers were soil
ed, rumpled, the folds worn through or torn,
while the magazines were sent home olten
sadly disfigured. All this to Mary was ve
ry mortilying, and olten prevented her Irom
asking to borrow the new numbers of the
magazines, although, to use her own words,
sometimes, she was "dying to sea mem.-
It was a warm day in July, nnd Mr. Riv
ers, who had, about six montns oeiore, join
ed ihe tempcrence society, felt very dry as
he walked along the street, uetore sign
ing the pledge, he would have quenched a
similar state of thirst with an iced punch or
a mint-julep. Now he merely stepped into
a drureist't and called for a glass of mineral
water, for which he paid his ftp, thinking, if
he thought at all about the expense that it
was the merest trifle in the world. An hour
afterwards he indulged in the luxury of a
couple of oranges, at four cents each, which
tempted him as he passed a fruit stall.
''Rivers," said neighbor steping into his
store after dinner, "it's terrible hot, and as
there is nothing dome, I've made up my
mind to take a little excursion down the
river in the steamboat that leaves at four
I don't care if I do." replied Rivers.
" I want a little recreation bodly."
A thought of tho expense or whether he
could afford it nover crossed his mind.
At lour he was on board the steamboat,
after having spent a shilling for cig trs, which
were shared with his neighbor.
"Come, let's have a glass of lemonade,"
he said, shortly after they were on board
the steamboat and the two men wt-nt to
the bar and each drank a cool glass of lem
onade, fur which Rivers settled. Shortly
afterwards tho fare wos called for. It was
only twenty-five cents.
" Cheap enough," remarked Rivers.
" Yes, chenp as dirt. No wonder the
boat it crotvdi d."
Twelve and a half cents more W6re spent
by Rivers for au ice creom before he re
turned from the excursion. He could af
ford this very well.
On arriving in the city, between seven
and eight o'clock in the evening, it occur
red to him that, as long as he had been
enjoying Inmsell so well, that he ought to
luke something home for his family that was
it little nice. While wondering what this
should bp, he passed a fruit shop, in the
window of which was a large display ol
" I'll take a di zen oranges home thai
will do," be said.
And so he went in and got a dozen oran
ges, for which he paid thirty seven and n
hull rents ; and bought, besides a fip's
worth of tobacco.
The extra spendingsof Mr. Rivers, who
cou'd not allord to take a msgazine, were,
lor that day, just one dollar and twenty
cents, or nt the rate of three hundred and
sixty dollars a year! AnJ yet Mr. Rivors
thought himself a very eccnom'cal man, and
took merit to himself for sav.ng on news
papers and magazines.
On the next day, Mr. Rivers felt as if he
needed a little exercise he was so closely
confined in his store and as it was dull, he
could as ensily be. spared os not. So he
hired a horse and su ky for a dollar und a
half, nnd took a pleasant ride to himjelf.
Previously to bis riding out, he spent a
shilling in mineral water. During the ride,
he paid lo gate keepers, stable boys nt tav
erns where lie stopped for lemonade, and
lor what he diank and smoked, just tliiity
eight cents. Ten cents in cakes for the
children, laid out lo satis'y the rather un
pleasant sensation he felt at the ide.t of
having indulged himself in a ride while his
lamily remained at home, competed this
day's extra expense of the man who &uld
not atlord to lake a periodical: the whole
amount was just two dollars.
On the day succeeding 'o this, hlty cenli
were spent in little sell indulgences ; on the
next, twenty five cents, and on the day after,
nearly a dollar. And so it went on, day af
ter, day nnd week after week, while Mary
continued to borrow from Jane Tompkins
her magazines, newspapers and books.
Ono dav, shortly niter the mngazines lor
the month had been announced, Mary cal
led as usuul upon her friend Jane. On her
table lay "Uudey" and several other maga
"How much I do envy you!" she said.
"What would I not give if my lather would
take Ihe magazines lor me as yours does lor
you : but he always says that he can't af
Th-n Mary turned
over magazine after
and udmireing the
When she wbs going
away, she said "Are
vou done with the
Lady's Book yet?"
Jane looked slightly confused as she re
plied " I've read it, Mary, but papa has'nt
done with it yet."
" N matter ' Urahanr or the '.Nation
' will do."
" I'm sorty, Mary," nnd the color roe to
Jane's lace, " but I can't let you have eith
r of them. The fact is, Mary, to tell you
ihe plain truth, papa has objected lor a good
while to my lending my periodicals ana lit
erary newspapers, and now positveiy lor
bids my doing so. uul you can come and
see me, Maiy and read litem here. I shall
be glad lo have you. Iiut 1 need nm say
that you know 1 wish pnpa wasn't so
particular ; but he is a lillle curious about
Mary felt hurt, not with Jane, but at the
fact. She went home feeling badly.
" Your friend Miss Rivers didn't gel hot
usual supply of reading," said Mr. Tomp
kins to his danghter, shoilly after Mary had
lelt the house.
"No, and I was sorry for her," replied
Jane. "She seemed hurt mid mortified
when 1 told her that 1 conld not lend litem.
I'm sure, papa, it wouldn't have hurt us nt
all, and would have been such a gratifica
tion lo her."
" Lei her father subscribe for them, as 1
do. He is just as able."
" But he thinks he can't a fiord it, and
"Thinks he can't afford it, indeed!" said
Mr. Tompkins. "A man who spends two
or three hundred dollars a year in self-indul
gences of one kind and another, talking
about not being able to afford magazines and
newsDaoers lor his family. Why, it cost.
him more for tobacco and cigars than it
does me for periodicals'."
" Still, papa, it is hard for Mary to be de
prived of them. It isn't her fault. She says
she ofion begs her father to take them loi
her, but that his only reply is he can't af
" II she were the only one concerned
Jane, she might have them with pleasure,''
replied Mr. Tompkins. "But, you see, she
isn't. It is nlain. from the condition in
which the magazines come home, that the
have gone through the hands of ihe whoic
o clock. Come go ulung, won'l
We can be home by tea-timo."
family. That Mr. Rivers indulges himneb
I in reading at my expense 1 am very well
sansiieu, lor i nave seen my 'UOJey at ins
storemore than once."
" Yes, that is the worst of it."
" Besides, Jane, I am not perfectly clear
in my own mind that it is honest towards
the publishers lo encourage anything of this
kind. They go to great expense and laboi
in getting up their works, nnd crtainU
give the money's worth to all w ho subscribe.
But if every subscriber lends to his neigh
bors who are perfectly able to subscribe
themselves, and who would do so it they
could not borrow, the publishers cannot be
sustained, or will receive, nt best, but an!
inadequate return. For my part, ihere is
scarcaly anything I would" not do riitber
than borrow a newspaper or periodical.
I never have been guilty of that meanness
yet, and, if I keep my present mind, never
Mary Rivers, as has been seen, went
home, feeling very badly- The more she
thought about what had occurred, tbe more
she felt mortified and reallv ashnmpd of her
self lor her having trespassed upon Jane
Tompkins for her periodicals and newspa
pers, to such an extent as to cause her lath
er to intetfere and forbid her lending them
anymore. 1' or tins lact in the case she
was not slow to infer.
" Mary," said Mr. Rivers, ns he sat that i
evening, listless for want of something lo i
read or do, "ain't none of the magazines out
for tlvs month? Haven't vou col a Post'
or a 'Courier' from your friend Miss Tomp
kins?" " No, papa," replied Mary.
"1 thought you went there to-day."
"So 1 did, but Jane says her taiber has
forbidden her to lend the papers and mnga
zines any more."
"He has!" ejaculated Mr. Rivers, with
surprise and something of indignation.
" Why was ibat?'
"1 don't know; but Jane said she c tildn'i
let nie have them nnv more."
It's verv selfUh?'' said Mr. Rivers, "ve
ry selfi.h'. What harm could your reading I cjrco of ()Ve? We ,-,rgctlfe wor!d with
tho mngMZinrs do linn, I wonder? llutl.n .;.:,:. ...i.:i ui i ...-.i. . ,
that's just like some people '. They cannot
bear lo see others enjoy themselves, and
will prevent it if in their power."
Mr. Rivers fell rather uncomfortable about
this refusal on tbe part of Mr. Tompkins.
It seemed to him to be aimed at his lamily.
lie also felt uncomfortable at the thought
of loosing hi regular weekly nnd monihlv
enjoyment ol reading the newspapers nnd
magazines " free, gratis, for nothing." In
fac, this standing of Mr. Tompkins upon
nis reserveu rignis, nan an uninppy t""t''-1 1 nn.i f-hri1I'en dinel everv shadow and hn
upon the whole Rivers' (am.ly, from ihe I .... " ei. e f?Lm .i.T, i
r i j . t- J i.i fje's a thrill ot joy in Ins bosom that words
father down to ut e Tommy who rend the I , , ...,, u .
, , i i -.i are not adequate to express. He who is a
anecdotes, and a story now and then, with . ' ,
as h.gh a relish as any of the rest. 1 not begun to live.
Things remained in this pasture for two ; .
or three weeks, when Mr. Rtveis brrnmei J "tin Adams, in the Cunningham corres
so hungry for the mental aliment withheld pondence, speaking of ihe tendency of the
by Mr. Tompkins, that he strained a p"int. ' people, in republican governments, to select
even though he fell that he couldn't affird ' their officers from ancient and respectable
it, nnd went and subscribed for ihe LndyV families, utters the following remarkable
Uook. He brought home a couple ol nuin- j pasngp; "If a family, which has hern high
bers wiih bim, and tossing them into Mary's . in offn-e. and splendid in wealth, falls into
lap "There's the Lady's Bo k Ur vou,' decay, from profligacy, folly, vice or misfor
Marv, and no thanks to Mr. Tompkins!" tunr, thry generally turn Democrats, and
Mary's eyes nnd face brightened as she com I the lowest of the people with an ardor,
caught up the " Book" an art, a skill, and consequently with a sue-
" Have you subscribed for it, papa!" she Irrss. which no vulgar democrat can attain."
usked. eacerly. I Chark-s F. Adams, finding that his familv
" Yes, denr.
lou can read your own
" Oh, I nm so glad!" exclaimed Mary, the
tears starting into her eyes.
Even though he couldn't nffrd it, Mr.
Rivers felt happy to think that he had made
Mary so happy'. On the next day, he
thought frequently ol the delisted lace ol
his daughter when he told her tint he had
subscribed for the magazine. Before night
he determined to give her another agree i-
hie surprise ere the week was out. It was
Thursday. On the next evening, when he
name in, Mary sprung towards him and hold
ing up a newspaper, said, while her whole
countenance beamed witn pleasure ".a
man left the 'Gazette' here to-day. Did
you subscribe for it, papa? les, I know
you did your face tells me so!"
"You seem highly delighted about i',
Mr. Rivers said, with an irrepressible smile.
"And so I am. I've wan'cd to see the
Gazette' dreadful bad."
Nor was Mary nlone in her expression
of pleasure. The younger sisteis and broth
ers were in raptures at the idea ol having
" Gazet'e' that was all their own to read;'
and even Mis. Rivers, who was not ot a
very literary turn, remarked, on the occa
ion, that a newspaper was " un exceueni
hing among children," and that, for hei
part, she always liked lo read a nine in
ihem now and then, especially in that pari
containing receipts and oiher domestic mat
ters. Not for a long time hnd Mr. Uivers
done anything that gave such universal sat
faction at home. Even though he couldn't
afford it, he was very far from repenting ol
this act of extra liberality.
Many weeks did not pass before anothei
magazine end another newspaper came to
ihe house, and before six months, Mr. Riv
ers was as liberal a patron of periodical lit
erature as Mr. Tompkins, and this although
he couldn't afford it.
A year or two hive passed, but notwith
standing the heavy additional expense o1
twenty dollars per annum for magazines
and newspapers, the mercantile community
have not yet been startled by an announce
ment of ihe failure of Mr. Rivers, and we
hope never will at least not so long as he
takes the magazines and newspapers and
pays for them punctually.
Doctor C. Morrill has made an aerial voy
age in his balloon from Boston.
Politics aid Mcsic The appearance
of Taylor songs which are enlivening the
canvass and stirring up the Clubs, gives se
rious alarm to the official paper. "We did
not suppose it possible," says the Washing,
ton Union, "that the Whigs would dare to
repeat the hutnbuggery which they had
practised upon a free people at the two last
elections. It is bad enough," continues tho
indignant journal, "for them to attempt to
palm upon us a candidate who is 'no poli
tician,' under the hope of deluding the votes
by the splendor of his military fame." But
the enormity of songs that is clearly past
endurance. The artillery nnd the bayonet
one might stand, but who can make head
against the drum and fife?
The following passage from a Whig Ciri
cular in Pennsylvania, has aroused the
Union's feelings: ,
"Committee on Singing. The duties of
the singing committee are apparent. Its
members should be selected from those who
have a talent for vocal music; and their dutv
should be to prepare themselves with ap
propriate political song, and lead off in
singing them at each meeting of the club.
They will conttibule much to ihe spirit of
"We vain the South," exclaims the Union
against this musical movement!" Very good;
such vigilance is admirable. Let the south
bo warned. The Wilmot Proviso, put into
verse, and set to the tune of "Lucy Neal,"
may be at this moment crossing the Poto
mac. The South must undoubtedly hi
warned otherwise we may soon hear that
Alabama has yielded to a chorus, and that
even South Carolina has gone for a mere
song. The official paper itself may be can
tivatcd for it is said that "music hath
charms to soothe the savage breast."
', ,le canvass, we may be sure, is now be-
J'nmng in earnest, since the "Union" shows
signs of trepidation and is unwilling to face
ihe music. Cass is not a good name for a
rhyme, no matter how it is spelled. But
Rough and Ready runs well. In this par
ticular, it must be confessed, we have tho
advantage of the Cassites, and the official
paper has some reason to complain of tho
adverse odds. The canvass on our side will
begin with a grand inarch and end with a
glee. halt. Amer.
Social Ki:d.es. How sweet is social
affection! When the world is dark with
! oni. we have light within. When cares
disturb the breast when sorrow broods
Inrniirwf I It n doarl tirtmi if lynikn.. lb J
i, ,ii atli ii'isilii:?. mil t u castu w il Enpio
kindness. I hat man cannot be unhannv
who has hearts that vibrate in sympathy
with his own who is cheered by tha
smiles "f affection and the voice of tender
nr.B. Let the world be dark and cold
let the hate and animosity of bad men gath
er about in place of business but when he
enters the ark of love his own cherished
1 cirCe li f'igets all these, and the cloud
1 JPS fr(Jm his br0w and the sorr0w from
heart TllQ warm gympaliy of his wifa
is iiKeiy to suiter, irom aecay oi intellect
! and ability, has adopted the suggestion of
j his grandfather, turned the very worst sort
I of Iemocrat, obtained a nomination to tha
ice rrcsidencv, and united his political
fortunes with those of Martin Van Euren,
the most determined and inevitable enemy
ot Ins father. lioslon Atlas.
Roroii and Ready. The Bangor Whig
contains a novel and interesting history of
a volunteer' discharge. A young man
named hzia Gull, a native of Mount Des
ert, Me., enlisted in the regular army.
His father was infirm and unable to main
tain his family, and his mother was so anx
ious for tbe fate of her son, that, after ap
plying to Senator Fairfield, and the Repre
sentatives to Congress from the District,
to procure his discharge, and finding them
unable to obtain it of the War Depart
ment, the mother, leaving her infirm hus
band and a sick daughter, got on board a
schooner bound lo the District of Colum
bia, anil encountered a violent gale on the
1st of December, off Nantucket Shoals, in
which the vessel was neaily lost, another)
vessel striking within sight of her, and ev
ery soul on board being lost.
After a stormy winter passage of twen
ty-five days, she was landed, proceeded to
Washington, and made personal applica
tion to the President was by him received
courteously, but referred to the Secretary
of War, as the proper officer to give the
discharge. The Secretary refused, and
she said appeared quite unconcerned about
the mailer. She returned home by sea
again in mid winter, and on landing was in
formed that her daughter had died during
her obscence. Afterward the battles of
ihe 8th and Oth May took place, and re
newed the fears of the mother, who then
wrote direct to Gen. Taylor, in a letter da
ted Mount Desert, 17th June, stating all
ihe circumstances in the case, and received
in reply a letter from tho General's aid,
dated Matamoras, 21st July, in which she)
was informed that her letter had that day
been received, that orders for her son's dis
charge had been issued, to take effect im
mediately, and assured her that private
Gott had " participated credibly in the ret
cent service of the army on the frontier."
The population of the United States is
now estimated at 20,746,000, and tho whola
personal and real property at tiH,09i,56V