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I i. -H In. A t A. 4 i 4 & J Jf 2V -'fr I 9 A V ill y a jl a L I , Vrrr, r It. 1111 n i f 11 il g II y J 1 9 9 1 H M m I 1 il 9 a H I II II , JS Ie ity two imbalj I hgiia live.- nation1 5Wd. LL. 19. El l ft IN y hi M M Wi ' 1 1 ill rt 71 i ui w t" jctm.' oo Ji.mr xr- Jk.'y .in ... ji . -."ie . wr- llfc.ir P ilwl? fc fW FW IV lOiS f y- - ..".. V .'v". -rr- -t IP ofi )o,Mfis .i r;.t,'. if .vor iM.v un .vc;. enter ith of ns in itions its itt arejy )race LiW eous from the save re to rea- IOR ! be 1 in- east lore best end tore IBE! can the' the 'AY- 50 50 0U 00 00 ea ub, re-re- 4 vn ot ip ill 10 k-ie FDE THE WODVILLE REPUBLICAN TO ELLENA. Oa! tell mo why thou wait so sad, Wh.'U all around were gay; That mournful smile to grief did add, When it had passed away. Could I divine the cause of woe, In one so wise and fair, I'd ssarch the world around to know, How I that grief might share. Joyless seemed thy gentle face, Though goodness there was written, Eieh lonV was full of modest grace, 5Iy heart was almost smitten. Oh ! drive those s:ul, sad looks away, ' But yet, it seems, I love them ; They'va led my throbbing heart astray, Oh, far tjo rnuah I lova tham. " MY TEXIXSULAR .MEDAL. BY AN OLD PENINSULAR. We find in the last Blackwood, which we have received from Leonard Scott &; Co., of New York, the repubiishers of that nud r Uie other British periodicals, the continim ' tion of "My Peninsular Medal," a chapter ''Jfrom which we here give, for the purpose of showing the character of Mr. Jones. lhi3 is a most admirably conceived and nat urally drawn picture of a servile and cun ning man ; a character often found, more of ten in the army, perhaps, than any other placo among whites. We have no doubt but that it will be appreciated : On reaching the General's quarters, I thought it best not to report myself to his Usceilency, till I had seen Captain Gabion again. While waiting in the street, I notic ed a small shop, the open window of which exhibited not only a choice assortment of 6traw cigars, but bread, bacon, sausages, ' eggs, articles nil equally attractive to travel lers who had not dined. Reminded; by the sight, that, this was precisely my own con- duion, I stepped in, hoping to find something i that might support exhausted nature, during t the nwful interval that seemed likely to in- tervene, ere we could halt fur the night, nud 1 think about cooking. The eggs, white, 1 Air W SlSy ; large, and pollucid, claimed a trial; and the i yolk of the first I cracked went down whole I like an oyster, with such a delicious gulp, i that I was about to attack a second, when I I Was interrupted by a voice from the back of J the shop, "No, no, senor." Looking in that direction, I preeeixel six or eight persons I crouching round u small fire oh the hearth; ' Ou walking towards them, I found my two Capatazes, and a party of their muleteers, all J : j on a broad grin at my receiit exploit in egg jj sucking. The Spanish Capataz arose; po litely observed that roast eggs are better than raw; and, with equnl politeness taking ,jthat which I held in my hand, cracked it at one end, and stuck it upright in the hot em bers Fully acquiescing in this arrange tnent, and determined to carry it out, I was teturniug to the counter for another egg; but was anticipated by the Capataz, who elected, a couple, Ob.serviug that he had treat knowledge in choosing eggs. These . q set in the embers, by the side of the for- tner, first ooeniui a safetv-valve in each. fevCr having known, before how to roast n egg, l uu not regret this lesson tn tile rt of extempore coukery. And I be to' tate that a roast egg so roasted, i. e.. done lowly in the embers, "ovum ad nruna?. fcocked 'em" (you see, the Romans also pet them upright) not on'y is altogether a fhfferent sort of thing from a boiled egg, but peats it to sticks ; especially if washed down, is mine were On the gresent occasion, with i. cup or two of good sound Spanish wine out of a leathern bag. For the Capataz, insisting that eating-without drifting was ibad for the digestion, transferred the wine from the leather to the horu, with an air of ; beniguity that was porfectly irresistible. In shm, he would take no denial. I was also glad of this little reoontre in the shop, for another .reason because it tended to estab lish amicable relations between me and the muleteers, which was just what I wauted. Havinr chatted a few minute with my po lite entertainers. I thanked them for their fjctesia, and walked towards the counter, to 6eWo for the egg?, llow now ? There' nothing to settle! The eggs are paid for! This was a touch of high Spanish breeding, that quite took me by surprise I demurred. The big jolly old Spauiard, though, stepped forward with his hand on his breast, self congratulation twinkling in his eyes, and a profusion of very profound, but silent bows. I really could not find it in my heart to break hts, by saying anything more about the eggs. In short, I and all the, muleteers gradually became very good friends; and as for my entertainer on the present occasion, had he naa ne mule, I known I was thinking of buying a have no manner of doubt he would forth with have made me a bona fide offer of the best in his batch, and thanked me for ac cepting it. J ust as I emerged from the shop, Jones came pelting by on the pony pulled up the moment he saw me and owned him self eoascience-stricken by rushing into self. vindication. "Please, sir, I just only brought the poor hannibal here from the river, Mr; 'cause why, sir ? 'cause I thought ou had done with him. sir. Been all about look ing for a stable, sir. Can't find no corner nowhere, not to shove the poof hannibal in, sir. Couldn't you be so kind and penk to that 'ere holficer, sir? Haven't had no time to think of cooking dinner, sir. Very long inarch we've had to-doy, sir. Very bad things sitch lotig marches for poor soldiers, sir. Got a bullet in my leg, sir." "Well," said I, "you've no occasion to trouble yourself about dinner, nor yet about a stable. I expect we have at least two leagues more 16 cover, before we halt for the night." Jones turned as black as thunder. His look was perfectly savage. "Well, Jones, it can't he iie'ped, man. You yourself must see there's not room for us here." "Please, sir," replied Jones, "I know there isn't sir. Only I thought p'riiaps you'd speak to the liorliccr, sir. And in course, as he's a friend, I thought he'd see to it, sir, and make loom, sir." "No, no I tell you it won't do. As soon as the men have got their rations, we must move on." The word "rations wrought an immediate change in Jones's ngouiziug visage. "Oh, very well, sir," said he "then we gits our rations here, does we, sir? Please'sir, if I might make bold to aast the question which is it, sir ?" "Which is it ? I suppose beef as usual ; bread if they've got nny. I don't know what else it's likely to be." "Beg your pardon, sir," replied Jones; "but 1 didn't mean about the whittles, sir. Vhat 1 means is the liquor, sir. "Cause p'riiaps it's that 'ere poor, nasty; green hun gry, skinny wine as we got in Spain, sir; that what giz the men the hayger, sir. Oi p'rhap?, may be, it's sperms, sir; if so be we've come into the brandy, what the men gits here in France, sir. That's the liquor to march upon, sir. Fine rations thim is for poor soldiers, sir. Oh, be-youtiful, sirl Takes the skin orl' the roof of your mouth, sir.'' " Well ; we shall soon see which it is." " Yes, sir, ' said Jones in a lower voice, coming nearer, and touching his pcali. "But please, sir, that isn't what I meant to hitui mate, sir. Please, sir, wouldn't you have the kindness, sir; and jest speak a word to tne tiotticer tor the iut-soldiers, sir. "Cause p'rhaps the rations is only some ou itsperrits sir; not enough for all ou us, fut nnd horse, sir. Please, sir, only because we poor fut soldiers wants it more, sir; 'cause, ye see, we goes on fut, sir; which them fellers doesn't want it as doesn't go on fut, sir ; cause they rides, sir." "No, no; I'm not going to interfere in a thing of that sort; nor is it likely the Cap taiu would. Besides, what could he do '. ' "What could he do, sir?" said Jones. 'Bless your heart, sir, if he chose to speak a word for me, sir, he could git me a border to ride a mule all the way to Headquarters, sir; one of the spare uns; sir. Got a bullet ill my leg, sir." " Well, Joiies, how did you get it ? You haven't told tne that yet;" "Oh, nothing periikiler more than others, sir, Got it near Pampelona, sir. That 'ere Ginneral So'ult thought he was too many for us, sir; but we soon let him see as we was too many for him, sir. PieRse, sir, I laid eighteen hours on the grouhd, sir, afore I was picked up, sir. The wolves came do wu in the night, and smelt to me; sir." Our disquisition was intcrfnpted by the approach of Captain Gabion. " I've settled it for yon," said the Captain. "Have you seen the General?" " I wished to ask you about it first. Any particular etiquette !" "Oh, yes," said the Captain; "I forgot to tell you. Piease mind. When you've reported yottrself, if his Excellency remains siieut, and takes no notice, bolt. If he re mains' silent, but looks up at you, back slowly towards the door, looking at him. If he looks up at his aide de-camp, keep where you are, don't stir. Perhaps the aide will take you to the window, or into another room, nud ask you a question or two.' i On returning to the street, I found our whole party far more reconciled '.hah I had expected to the idea of proceeding. Mr. Chesterfield had already remounted. The mutes had uovv been kept standing, with their loads ou their backs, more than half-an-hour; nnd the two Capatazes received the announcement with great equanimity, each' after the manner of his own nation. The Spaniard, as gravely as though utter ing some tiine-hououred adage of his race, observed that a Ion? march to-dav makes a short march to-morrow, and that travelling tires a loaded mule, but resting kills' him ; while the Portuguese contented himself with a shrug of the shoulders and a puciencia the two great remedies of his countrymen for all the troubles that flesh is heir to. Jones stood close at my elbow, with a face as festive now as it was ruthful not long be fore. " Piease, sir," said he "it's sperrits for all the party, sir. Don t care now if we marches all night, sir." Just as we were moving, I was joined once more by Captain Gabion, who came on with us a little woy, walkinjr by the side of my , pony, Bml in hi hand , gmall ; cel. You can't imagine, tit. Y ," said He, "how very mu&l feel annoyed that we can't accommodate you." "Pray, don't mentiou it," said I. "Iu two or three hours we shall be under cover." " Yes,1 replied the captain, in a consola tory tone. " But then it's such a shocking bad evening. Why you'll be drenched to theskiu." vooi)ViM,i:, misssiiti, tuiay ioicmx;, n 'j, " Well, nevrr mind t!;t. I mil! ehang'" when 1 ;o; in. " Ah ! but then you'll lind it such a dread ful road," :ud he. "The lane is n.uhing but sliinh and quagmire f.om olio end to the other." " No matter. We inu-t j-.ji-k our way through it as well a- we can, an I get out of it as so u as possible." " Yes," s.iid he, "so you mut. Biit then it s so dismally lonj not m ar upon two.'' i h agiie and a l.;ilf, if "No niatler, in matter ; tve shall find the end of it, sooner or hiter, I hope." "llow luitorttiuntf, tlKuli, yoiinJja pony!'' said he. ' Why, you'd get through a thousand limes better cu horsi-Lack. You'll be caked with dirt up to votir mid die." "Oh, never mind that. Dirt will brush olT." " Ah ! I only wish you could have started earlier," said the captain. "It's now just upon sunset ; and, with such a night ns this, lii another half-hour ur so vou'll have it pit'ih dink." ' Well we must do the. be.-t we can, you know. If we can't see our wav, we must feel it." "Yes, that's just what I was thinking," said he. " You'll have to g'opo for it, no doubt. But then, unfortunately, from the present state of the road, you'll tin J that far from agreeable One time you'll lay hold of a dead bullock; another, of a dead man." " Never mind, never mind. Ol course, in the dark, we shan't, be able to tell the dif-i fcrence, so it won't matter which." "Hang it all!" siid Captain Gabion. "I can't ex press to you how vexed I f?c! on your account. Why, I came through this lane myself a day or tw. ago, and could hardly get along, though it was daylight. What will you ever do, with all this con voy at your heels, passing it by night? Whj.it's darker already than when you started." " Well, at any rate we shall have a hedge on each side of us. That, will tell us where we are, if we have no other clue." " Yes, yes," said he, "very true ; so it will. It's dreadful slow work, though, feeling your way, after dark, through a long pudd y lane kutedeep in mire, by the help of the hedge especially if there happens to be a ditch between, which you'll find to be I ho case. Ill short I'm so perfectly convinced you'll be stuck for the night, I shall make u point, to morrow of sending a working party, before noon, if possible, to dig you all out; that is, if yon nre to be found above the surface. II not, you know, we inustliore for you, or sink a shat." "Thank you, thank you; much jphliged. Hope you'll remember and send some break fast nt the same lime." . "Why, Mr. Y .".roared Captain Ga bion, bursting into an incontro'luble fit of laughter, "I really do think you'll make a good campaigner in time that is ii'yoii have practice enough. It soon became too evident,as we proceed ed on our inarch, thai Caplaiu Gabion had given no exaggerated description of the route now before us. The surface of the soil, near the river, was a loo-e sand or nib ble. But this gradually disappeared in the InUe, rind was succeeded by a subsoil of thick clay, equally soft, sobby, and tenacious poached, too, by the passage of cavalry and commissariat bullocks, and trenched by wag gons and artillery. There were, indeed, but few parts of the road, except where it was actually kneaded into slush, traversed by water-courses, or occupied nil across by piashy inundations, where a careful walker might not have picked his way, wi'hout ab solute danger of detention or absorption. But, with a party like ours, picking was not always so easy. Riding on at the head of the party, I at tempted to pick my way rs far ps I could see it, by making Sancho go as I thought best. This led to frequent contests between Sancho and me. Sometimes he had his way, and we got on well. Sometimes 1 was positive and had mine, which generally led to a plunge and a sp'ah. Tired of this, I dismounted nnd led him. Stiil it was troublesome work. Saiuho thought he knew better than I did; and often when I pulled one wav, he pulled the other. At Ir.ri.rtU T rrnvp .... iIip cnnm., Pf !, a slack rein, and pulled no longer. ' This 7 t0 ,1,c right of the embouchure, was just what he wauted ; nud.Teft to him-' wh.,,e m!" n"d w.Ty boa,sU,s?u ly self, ne picked his wnv admirably. I no- ,,,ld ""'s.-fully emerged from the dark re ticed, as we passed, several such oust rue CCW' aml fi e1 0,1 10 ",e luft "S tlie r0!ld tiotis ns Captain Gabion, had described ; i arid once or twice, came very disagreeably ! Establishing himself at a email Aiiberge, in contact with them. At length 1 stum- he proceeded to make himself comfortable, bled over what I knew not what, und almost m, f , , ,. . . , r ,, . . , , ., , . . , , J he first consideration is to get ofl his mud- ffill : took inl.l nf snnipthin r mi f n irroiiiii i it was a. cold baud that did not return mv gra,ip! Are you a. poor man ? Do you shake hands with rich men? You will nn stand the kind of thing. Not relishiir; such salutations, I was induced to try a diilercut dodge; and, finding that Sancho went verjr well with n slack rein, while I walked, thought perhaps he might htiil do the same itl mounted, turning for l!io purpu-e, I e....r -.1 I 1 1 .. ..... .-I ... ' I . wi T7 I i i f ' cables and out.hoii?es to a small gate open what looked very like a irhost! the ((host . . , ... fa... . of myself! Here was 1. brid e iu hand, '"3 gicn or siiniDDery.at winch gate standing at Saucho's head. .And there was &at h' friend, the landlord, dispensing tick I, alter ego, mounted on Saucho's back! cts at six sous each." It ! was. a ort of rural While I looked, my mounted double sud- ..don da dame, in which the villagers were denly disappeared : I he epectral evapora- . , , ,, .. .,, tion was attended with a wallop in the mud ; e"Sed at lhe ngueltc. Cot.llons were then, close behind Sancho's heels, arose the lhe ?ri,cr ot lhe evening, the same dark figure from the earth and The dancing was good, really good time a it rose it spoke ! "Piease, sir, I oitly got admirah'e no mistake no confusion all across him jest to keep him steady, sir, go- could dance. The deportment of the dan ing through the mud, sir. Hope no offence, cers, too, was in perfect good keeping. Not sir. Got a bullet in my leg, sir.". True to a gaucherie did I witness, throughout the his principle, of never walking when he evening. With one thing I was struck: and could ride, and, dark as it was, detecting an that was, the attention, the seriousness, the e upty a Idle, Jones h id promptly o-eiipied it ; nnd, roprewing h n-ual Uuiuaeii ,. had Utu ridui'j c!o-e behind ine, n silent s-eta-torofnllinr vde-trisn misndveiitiirrs On my turning to mount, coiimmou gluH, n it always did wh-ti he was taken ri flitsrant Mit, threw hun oil his guard; nnd too much Hurried to alight in the UMinl way. he had riUT'.id a i-"trogiade descent, by n pnro bolie (light over the pouv's tail. The iinpe- tus thus acquired, earned him fur.her tluiii he i (tended. He fell soft ; but he tell not on 4i is feet. Perceiving liy my laughter that jl bore no ma'ice, he promptly stcpMd for ward, rubbed his hand on his trousers, helped me to mount, and walked on by my side. "Please, sir," said he, "I'm a feared I've split Vin, sir. It did come so very cold when i squattered down in the puddle, sir." (No reply.) "Please, fir, I'm thinking we shan't want good quarters when we gits furdcr ou, sir." (Paiue.) "Nor yil nothing what soldiers wants, hen we gets well ou into F.anee, sir." (Another pause.) "lcase, sir, I'm thinking its cruel ou service, sir, when there's whittles and drink, plenty on it, close to hand, sir, ns they won't let poor soldiers help thi'insclvpV, sir." "Oh, then, I suppose the soldiers never do." "Please, sir, I s'pose they don't ; not nev er, sir. In course not, si'-. But then it's this. sir. If the Provost comes tmd you're coteheil, sir, why. it's n couple of loen for only taking an aid shutter to bile a kittle, sir." "Tight hand, the Provost-inarshal." "Once, I was iuainost cotched myself, "sir. Plea-e, sir, it was three ou us, as got into n farm-house, sir; nn empty bouse, what wasn't inhabited, sir. Looked up the dum bly, sir, 'cause that's where there hangs up the yams to smoke 'cm, sir. There they was, sir ; oh sieh a lot on 'eni, as you couldn't count 'em, sir. So I fixes bagonets and forks down a pair on 'cm, sir: and jest ns I was agoing to fork down another for myself, sir, nioiitr come the Provo-f, sir. So he sec the window open, sir; 'cause the door was fastened, sir; so we got in at the window, sir. So he got in loo, t-ir. The other fel lows was cotched, nud got it, sir; but 1 wasn't, sir; so I didn't, sir." "Turn king's evidence ?" "Please, sir, it wasn't likely ns I should do that, sir; 'cause I seoms nny sich low lived ways, sir. Only when I heard the Provost a-comiug, sir, I got up into the chimbly, sir; nud when hu was gone, sir, why then I got down agin. sir. Got safe back to quririers, sic .with a yam under tny great-coat, sir." Of course the inhabitants must be pro tected, nud so must their property." . "Well, p'rhaps, they must if they're friiuK sir ; though 1 nivver see'd whatfiiuds tin: Spaniards was to ine, sir. But here in France, where us now be, sir. I doesn't see why poor soldiers shouldn't help themselves, sir; nnd men's bin scragged for it, sir, let alone the Provost, sir." "I tni'-t we shill find the people here, if we treat them well, better friends than you did the Spaniards," " Please, sir, if two hofficers dilies to'gith er four or five times n-week, sir, that's what I calls being friends, sir. Hope I shall filid p'cuty sich, nud you, too, sir. Hope no of fence, sir." (Pause.) " Might I make bold to nnst the question, sir ? The men says, as soon as we jines, we shall inoveonagiiist the hinnimy, sir." "Shouldn't wonder." "Please, sir, I should like to pick oil that ere feller n. put a bullet into me, sir jest knock him over, sir, as ho did me, sir." 'Sure yon would know him again, though?' "No doubt of that, sir. I know him by the way he cocks his eye down oil his fire lock, sir. Could pick him cut of a whole ridgmcnt on 'em fir." We had now been toiling on, through mire and puddles, for about n brace of houra; nnd I know not how much longer our confidence might have continued; but, 'ooking forwards, at a part here the lane was more than usually darkened by over arching trees, I perceived, at the extremity of the vista, n light less dim than hitherto. Hurra'! we had reached the main road. 1 passed the intelligence ; ft fdiout rail down the line, rind came back to us from the rear; nnd, reaching tit length the paved highway u w "l4e '""'? CU Tit Jlt'lutl, I tOOK d? c.otnes and don a more pleasant suit, then to eat, boih of which operations he per- formed to his tatisfactior.. Finding the tli-rlir Invp'u f tin iiiivhi Lawmln 1trl.rl.tl., '" . . ' m , , , . ,. nnJ 1'ean"" eoi,,)d of ,l13 V10'"'- not b:lJ'y handled, he took a stroll, and passing in the direction of the place whence proceed- CJ the sounds, ho found his "way anion" ' " i!.io. alnuwt solemnity, wil'i which the whot party tippurd tiieniM'itt u thtj iiiipv.rtni.t !iiisuir of ihimiiig. Pain ing, it it In', among the liighrr r'.nssc of prance, an amusement, with the ruial populm u!i is n passion: mid, in a nation so volatile, tin earnest gravity of their village avx vthiis is Uu? more oi.servnbie. Of the liner vio.iii one, I soon perceived, bad the chief aiuhoriiy. With a voice of command, he directed the various movements, indicated changes ot figure, regulated the whole piorccdnig. In fact, lie was not only, ns it turned out, leader of the orehe-ira. but da,icini-ina.-lei' to the villa ge " Yir precis ipse caper :" nud, trjd he been Giniid Turk, he could not have is sued his mandates in a more iinpe. ions tour, or to more obedient subjects. Never co to Prance ngaiii, without attending n village dance nt n guingurtte. If you have not seen that,, you have not seen one mo.-t itj lerestiug phase of Gallic clmraeter. Among the belles of tie; eveuiitr, there was one, yon rogue ! taller thau the rest, that both attracted my attention, nud lied it. She not on'y danced w ell l hey all did that she danced with an tur. Nay, shall I tell the whole truth? She bore a ivscin blaiice, or nt least I fancied so, to tlie n.fmir- ed of all eyes, the lovelv duui, with ivhom I had crossed the Bay of liises.y. Near me danced a lusty Adonis of iive-snd-fo.ty, who was decidedly the best male performer of the party. Iliad already inline two or uirec ne- ptaintniiees; and. a lie swept i.y im: in lite : iy uu; in th whirl of his cvoi'iitioli", I .could liifl '"''I' j ' i siiViier "Yuri dance well. Monsieur." witli tlie lioue-t, opcu-iieurteu vainly ot a; frenchman ajid a Gascon, danced 'with l doubled energy, to confirm my good opinion, i .uiuu;i.ii cni'iiiy, ;u column my utmu upiimin. Presently the set concluded ; and the next moment he Was ut my side in a hiuh stale of exhilaration, moppiutr nnd breathless. "L7 Lien.' Munnieur our dancing what do you think of it .'" "Excellent. The ladies dance, ndinirably. Of the male performers, truth com pels me to avow that you arc incomparably the best." "You daucj ?" "Miirht n stranger presume ?" "Ah Monsieur, but what an honor to our ball! I shall find you a vis-a-vis "Might one select "She's yours for the, evening! Name her! I fly!" "Her with the blue sash, large eyes, rather tall" ' Ah! mv cousin! Wait a little moment! 'Tis done !" The violins struck up ; again the sets were formed; with the partner of my ehoice, 1 stood up for a cotillon. Hud danced the .same figures in England; to got on tolerably well. I say, though, what's this? The time has changed .' J lalf a second ago, it was one, two, three, four. Now it's one, two, three ! The figure that's deferent too! Why, what's come to them all ? Two nnd two, swimming round and round ! Gyration and rotation at once the planetary system 1 I turned to tny fair partner die uiriied to me clasped u lovely arm-full .-he drop ped her hand upon my shoulder I va.-, fair.y in for it. We whirled away with the rest, first it was to German strain, soft, equable, nnd mellifluous. Then, with a shout from Mm, Caper, the, tuuu su.l Imily chaugud. It now was Spanish soft and equable no longer a mad, galloping coprircio, till ting ling with life, point, mid mettle. She en 'ered into the spirit of it. I soon discovered that, so kept her up to it, till she cried "enough!" in earnest. But oh! the dif ference between such a partner, nud n boun cer! Oh! the difference between such n partner, nfid n bolter! Oil ! the ease, the ductility, the lightness, the perfect airiness of her step! She waltzed like fx zephyr! farewell, charming ( .a.-cotine 1 1'urewell, bewitching partner of nn hour! Farewell, too. energetic nud laborious da t:cer, my part ner' inidd.eaged fussy cousin! Fine well, at lean, till wo meet nzain, under so.uu- what altered circumstances. B d'o.c you, too, M)iiieur Caper, before you, Oichestral umpire ; terp.-ichoreaii autocrat ! before you, on retiring lor the iiiaht, I make, in pis.vtnt, with all the company, o profound obeisance. In short, I then and there liter ally fell in love with the Gascon character: and tlie more 1 saw ol them afterwards, the ;.,r who sai I my hors-is would all die more I liked them. ! before spring; but when xt.ring came r ft!".lhe W?.V ,ny THTnt U:M '""!'!' ; tbev were fitter, an I tn far better con I fell it, with Jones, who informed mc. with . li(j-Wi ,h;), , , fe great apparent coueerii, that the servant nud , ... .. , , ., J his kit had not yc.'come up; at.d that he i uh,Z '"' was afeared the hoilieer had made his dinner i V U' '"'V . ?rP'lt sav,"5 m off of bread aud cheese." lod.Cor A'SnniUure - -- j rjr- A eorre.-.-pondeiit of the Mississippi A Sncff takino Statce An Eig-inn, writing froai Washington City, Apri' lisii oiiiner, in Venice, walking one day I from the Doge's palace, thought he ob served one ol'the Hrues, on the clock lower of .St. Mark's stoop' rtu J take u;i 4(meth!ti'r. tf lncif'e.l m. nTf.in nml he positi vely saw the figure! take j nin I, r ,.,,fr Tl.o ..c....i that he was apprehensive boAvas losing his senses, or that his vision wan de ranged, when an old woman, observing his consternation, soon explained to him the seeming miracle, by telling him that one of the figures that ktruck the hour being out of repair, her nephew Jacopo, was engaged as a substitute till th.3 machinery was put in order. Caoetj. Tin following are amon the cadet appointments for 1850 : Louisiana. Michael Ii. Morgan, of the Ut district ; Laurence B. Haynes. 3d dis trict ; and Peyton R. Splane, 4th district. Mississippi. Bun). F. DaVis, of the 2d district; andJno G. Powell, 3 J district. Coiisrrrional. . Wamiin(.ton, May 3d. 1950. . Aficr rntiniming the moriiinir hours ui ntnt'tiJiiiri!-" to the Census !i!l, MrC ; i'lm-t it-kcd lli.-.t tin Co;initiee of he !de take up (lie consideration of he l':.!ili ruia itic'.Tgc, in ni l In hini o make a f. w mink. By unnnimoui consent, the Ceh't.s bill was then laid isiile ami the me vsagi' taken tip. The mcmbrn !tvv nr. .tin 1 Mr. Vilmo and the n ii,'i;si(.i which prevailed iub- sided into tvs tvi'ul attention; Mr. Wilmo! th en sai I, that ?"bte on Sim M.hj.-ct of C;ilil'..rni. nnd tho great question contrruirt! with if, hnd in Ms ju liitiK nt piWix'Kj wontleffbl results.' 7 in- setl1' 'I nnd fixed purjMse m of Sou! Iiei ii inert Imd been discvi-red, and there wu no doubt ns tolhoter . iiiiniitioii .-I' Ho' cottliL'l ; it was to ex lend .-vrry vcr territories. I f thero was nny room for doubt heretofore;, there, was doubt no longer. I'hero was 1U question more fraught with cori- -MMiiciiecs tluiii llii! nl.itnate decision ol that now 1,) hand, and which is to. (leiei iiiiue the eh. trader and position of tlie Sottl lient port inn ol'the country and it will set tin another question, Viz!, vvliet her iho government U to be ad- mj,j.stei cd in the spirit which Crtv It hirih, or whether nn aristocracy, bn,sj ...1 f.i. v!:i tn', ii.ni't t .ii,t kfivn rnnm. ' I.J ...... ...... seulation, shall control il in this ttsprct. . i i . tl,(1 F:V'1 ,, "il hern men, liordenng ' '"";M"1,IHI , ' f 1. I l.l.. I I I... .1... most, on madness. They nrc bdutd by no sacred ties to tlui Union, but ban ded together as otin mm, lor the ac coiiqili .liitii'iit of of their object, nnd that is the perpetiiitvofs.lavory. There is no disguise in this. 7'lio existence ' ol'tlio Unio'i, an l tlio stability ftli( gi.veninienf, is tlircfitened by the south and in bis judgment, their spirit of threalning and defiance niust be resis ted, or the people ol'lho North must bo J tlie greatest of slaves. What, lie ask rd, shall the lino of' our diity be p're sciibed, under the presure of treasona ble i brents? Shall we be told what we shall oi- shall not do, nt the peril of the.', existence of t!u government itself? If. we Miluiiitto this any longer; our frco- (loin here and the fiiiidameiilal princi'' pies oftlic. constitution nre undermined. . Vaiat. ok (Jons Cobs. A li lend, who1 had read nn article in soinn paper, re commending corn cobs, ground or uri ground, ih uu excel icut and valuable' feed for slock, undertook tn tust the' truth ol'the statement for himself. He1 had a large quantity on hand, and nf'ler providing himself with the proper ves sel (a half hogshead tub.) he filled it, with cobs, and then added a solution of salt in water. l:i ihis sleep llie cob.', were snd'ered to remain, till they Itaoj imbibed a sulBoicncy of the flulJ to'; make them soft, la this 'condition' they were then led out, to the Ntock, at ihei rate of hull" a peck lo it full grown cow" or ox iu I lie morning, nnd the same nt night, lie remarked that nil his nfil ma Is were extremely fond ol't'ie cobs; that they consumed a much less quan tity of bay and grain than belorn ho c iiiiiienced giving them lid, feed; neither did (bey lv fiire salt i i ils na tural slate, I! t h 1 1 nl 4 groij'itil sever al bushels oI coIm, an I limls the trienl an excellent article f.r makiag nitlsh. I have used corn' add cob m al; ground , fine, with and without outs, for horsev the I ;ist 12 or 11 years, nod 1 ihink i an excellent feed. It keeps a hors loose; in hi-t bowels, his hair lies Mnoolh and it irfii.es a great improvement i hi, looks. 1 a 'so u e the. meal wit. wheat' or oat chaff, to feed horses When I lirst came to live l ) the neigh borhood, 1 was ridiculed bv tile neigh- . ' : I (icn. Jackson, in his liri'niieit ibivn i j would loe I. is popularity, surrounded by just such men as Taylor. The former con nection of Craw.'.iiil with tho Galphiu claim, Ewi,.' expenditure or $70,000 contrary to law- "' -'"-lii Pf to California the abolitionism of the Post Master, mid the Iftck of preeminent abili'.i .'J in alt, would sink any adiuiuistruuou. Frton the Kio Granm:'. The Savannah Georgian, of thi l'Jili inst., contains the fol lowing: "The steamer Monmouth, Captain Freeborn, arrived yesterday from Indian Itiver. We are informed by a passenger that just, previous to the tailing of the steam- i er, an express had urr.ved to trea. i wiggs, f from the ilio G.audc, stating that the Ca- V. mnuche Indians, iu grat numbers, had at- tacked the United States forces on the Rio Grande, nud killed 130 men." Ari'ot.N in e.t r.y the i'ltcsiocrrr .JTy and wi'h the Advice and Consent oj the Senate: Edward Hamilton of Ohio, fo bo Secretary of the Territory of OiC'ren. , I. if f 7 K' . -0 J t t- V.! ,;i b i.