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4lti:i: & SHIRLEY. OJiae Eistiorhemf the Public Square, oppositflhe i , . ,,h tayuit iioiel, ' ' TERliS OF PUBLICATION. For one yoar, if paid in advance, ' gi2 00 If not paul bolure lliec'.ose or the year, 3 U0 .TERMS OF ADVERTISING. One Square nf 12 lines, or less, one dollar for the first. 00 cents for each siihscquenlinserlion. Business and Professional CardsinsertedsigdO per annum. . (l'o Merchants and businessmen, whoadver- tise by the year, liberal Uuduclions will be made. JOB PRINTING, Of every description, executed with neatness and despatch, and on the mostroasonahlctcrms. JUSTICES' BLANKS Ilmdsomely printed, kept constantly on liand, and tor sale low. 07.Messrs. Wm D. Malone and N B.Coates, fero our authorised Ajrents, at Huntsvillo. J NO. W. HENRY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, FAYETTE, MO., WILL attend to any business entrusted to bim in the Courts of Howard, and the coun ties adjoining. He may bo found at the Receiv er's office, when not absent on professional busi ness. Fayette, Nov. 6th, 1847. 35 0m. Joseph I). Smith, SURGEON, PHYSICIAN, &e. HAVING located 5 miles East of Fayette, on the road leading to Petersburg, respectfully offers his services to the citizens of Howard. He may always be found at the residence of Dr, Samuel Crews, except when professionally ab Mnt. March H, '43. 2-0in. Ioct. A. S. Iinui!lie, GRATEFUL for past patronage. still continues to offer his MEDICAL SERVICES to the citizens of Howard County. Q-Oflko on the South East side of the public square, where he can usually be found in the day; at night at his residence, 3d door bolow the Bank. Fajctte, April lOtli, 1647. Sj. it. Blt-cwer, ATTORNEY AT LAW, " 7"ILL attend to any business entrusted to T f him in thebecond Judicial District. REFERENCES. Bhowning & BusHNEL.Quincy .Illinois. A. W. Morrison, Esq., J p.pllp Cot. J. Davis, layette. W. I'ickf.t, Benton, Miss. Col. P. H. Fountain, Pontatock , Miss. MuCammelt. &. CoATEs.Htintsville, Mo. fr-Otfice McC 'MI'BF.l's Buildings, Hun tsville, Mo. Randolph co., Dae-12th, '40. 40 ly Rich Dross ood. The attention of the Ladies is particularly in vited to a remarkably fine and extensive variety uf Rich dress goods and trimmings All descriptions ot Bonnets Parasols of all styles and quality Laces and Ince goods Shawls and scarfs, yc. &e. my 10 BOON. TALBOT & SMITH. J:uiie W. Harris, Commission and Forwarding Merchant,, and Produce Dealer, WATER STREET, GLASO0W, MO. T1BERAL Cash advances mode on all ship J inents of Produce, &c. for the Southern and Eastern markets. Glasgow, January 22, 1848. 40 Cm. Medical Card. Docts. J. C. Tahbish and A. Patison, Botanic Physicians, GRATEFUL for past patronage, still continue to offer their Medical Services to the citi zens ol Howard county. Dr. A. Patison will continue his office at his resilience, one quarter of a mile cast of Mr. Wil loughby Williams. Dr. J. C. Parrish mnv lie found at his residence, 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 Surgery. March 4t!i. 1"4S. . ,r2-tf EMANUEL DEROIN, WHOLESALE AND BETA1L Irug'?it ami Apothecary, Ab. 43 X. Main Street, AND Corner of Eighth Street and Franklin Avenue, KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND Fresh Drug, Medicines. Paints, Oils. Dye-Slvffs, Window Uloss, Glassware, Snap. TERFUMERY, AND PATENT MEDICINES. Cheap for Cash. St. Louis, October 16th, 1347. 12 ly THEOrOKE JONFS. J- H. CURD .Tones fe Curd. PRODUCE, COMMISSION AND FOR WARDING MERCHANTS, .No. 5k rOMMKIICIAI. ST.. SAINT LOUIS, MO. Mav 20, Pm. k. V HANENKAMP. O. A. HUMB1CKI10USE HANENKAMP & CO., GROCERS, CoiiuiiisNiou and Forwarding MERCHANTS, NO. 59, WATER STREET, (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, Virginia Hotel. 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. THE LOAFER. 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! FEMALE FAITH. 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. LETTER "ROM SENATOR BENTON TO THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA, 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 here. 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. Fiemont. 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 magazine. 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 zine. " 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 ter. 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 you?- 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 oranges. " 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 zines. "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 ford it." Th-n Mary turned over magazine after and udmireing the When she wbs going magazine, examining beautilul engravings. 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 some things." 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 now " "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 ford il." " 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 will." 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 mngozines now." " 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 the meeting." "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 000.