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TJ3RMS The Caledonian will bo publisiiod ivookly nt $2,00 pcr nnnum, or nt $1,50 if pnid in advnnco. If pnyrnont ia mndo wilhin bix montha from tho titno ol subsoribing it will bo considcrcd as ndvnnco pay. No pnnor will bo discontinucd until nll nrroarugoa aro pnid, oxcopt at tho option of tho pubbahor. j'Advbrtiscmonts willbo insortod for tho cus tomu'ry priccs. Porsons aro rcqucsted to stato tho i ' n . I - .-.1. .Iw.i. nflirnrftanmnnU nUinUurul yvuukij uiujr tvion tuui ....... uulishcd, othnrwiso tuoy wiu ue insuriou im id nnd cliarRod nccorditigly. crnn .iWvt Vnrher, T II E BROKEN M E lt C rf A N T. OR A FEW 1I1NTS TO TIIE LADIES. 'Will you tako nnothor oup of cofieo?' said Mrs M. to hor husbnnd, ns lio leaned in nn nb strncted manner over tho breakfnst mble. No, I thunk you,' iie nnswered in a lndf pecv ish tone,nnd rising abruptly took his tiat and left thoroorn. To tho cye of tho caroless observer, that homo was tho abode of plenty, contentmcnt and hap pincss. Mr. M. Imd been mnrricd nbout two yonrs. His wife one of it thousand one little smiling che'rub who was beginning to oxhibit thosn winning playful wayf, that pnrents of all others, find ho very attrnetive. And if their es tahlishmeut was not splendid, according to the ideas of modorn nabobs, ihcro was somothing throughout which bespoke the rcfinement and elegance of the owner. Thoy knew how to ap ply and onjoy rationally thc wcaltli wherewith Providenee had blcssod them. Tho timo thoy had spent together had rr.thcr etrengthoned than diniinisheil their ottachnient, formcd as it was, on mntnal worth, nnd highly cullivnted endow- ments. " ,, , , Bnt to retnrn ; Mrs. M. followcd tho retrentmg fonn of her luisband with nn unxioiis and tenr fuloyo, and tlien leaning hor head npon hor linnd, gnvo vont to hor agonizcd feolintrs in a flood oflears. Sho did not hopo for licr-husband's return before tho honr for dinner aud having for Bcveral dnys marked his oltercd domennor, eho had in vain strivon to faihoin tho cuuso, and had hoped ore this to hnvo somo oxplanation ; bnt it was plnin that ho shunnod her society, and for tho first timo shnt her ont from his confidonoo. Yet ho was certainly not at ease, and evidently anxious to cvade any conversation on tho sub ject. Sho had prescrved her equanimity, nay, even appoared gay in his presRiico.; bnt now that sho was alonc her long suppressed unxioty broko forth in an airony it took her lnng to suhduo. Yet sho had somo measnro regained her trnn qnility, when Mr. M. snddenly entered. IIis heart sinote him for his conduct to his wife yet he dreaded to tcdl her that ho was a bankrnpt! Ho knew her worth and confiding tendernes3, bnt he wished her dream of hnppincss to last as longas possible, and ho in vain cssayed to tell her unshrinkingly thatan nnfortunate specnlation had rednced them from aflluence to poverty. Yet the traces of anxicty and sufloring whioh linger ed on tho coiintenanco of Mrs. M. detcrminod him, and seat'mg himsell'boside her made a can did nnd full disclosuro ofhis altcred fortnncs. ' And is this nll,' said Mrs. M. in a gay tonc, is it the loss of a few thonsands the prohable sac rifioo ofa few siipcrfluities, that you huvofeared to tell me?' But consider, Helcn,' said Mr. M. you as yct knowing nothingof poverty from nctnaj comforts of life wo feel that there is moro of hitte'rness than poetry in hiaactunl presenco.' ' Wo will see,' sho said gaily, and seating hor self by the piano ponred forth such a glad strain of harmony thnt Mr. M. himself yielded to its in fluence, and confessed that they might oven yet he very hoppy. Bnt.'snid he, 'shouldyou ho compellcd to ro- linqnish even this' 'Thon my voico will bo left see how I can sing.' And she did sing so svvectly that sho con vinoed even her socptic hnsbnnd that somelhing thero was that poverty couni mn run ujbih ui. He felt relieved of hnlf his rnisforiunes, now that his wife knew his circum9tances,and bore his al tered fortunes so calmly. Ho ent his iinner with composure, and returedto hiastore set himself at a thorough investigation of aflnirs. Ho fonnd thom not so had ns ho first feared ; and though his businessmust bo suspended, nnd his stylo of living contracted, yet he hoped to pay all dobts, nnd trusted to the futuro to retrieve tho pres ent. Such vvere his comtnunications to Mrs. M. 'And yet,' he said, ' when I think of the advnn tngos yon must relinqnish the privations yon niay yet havo to encounter, I confess my spirit sometimes mi"gives me nt the prospect."' ' Wh will soo,' said Mrs. M. 'Firdt here is a lnrge honso for threoof ns; 1 havo ofte.ii thotight in passing a neat, snug bonse, how comfotiable it looknd.' Well.' ' Then hero is n qnantity of itseless fnrnittire which I can seldom trust n servant to keep in or der. Somo nre careless nnd some do not know how. Thoti, tho houso and fniniture disposed of, wo shnll not want tho servants, another per plexity gone, wo shall not be cxpeoted to give patties nnd dinners another mntorial itemin tho vexntions of life. Agnin, iii' a snug little house, noyo biit ourreal friends will ever lake the trou blo to find us ont moro timo Havcd. So you pereeive, on cvery linnd wo must be gainers.' Bnt though Mrs. M.'s afFeetions for her luis band, nnd her own exeollont tmderstanding prompted hor to treat her present )osturo of af fairs so lightly, and though she held herself rea dy to mako any sncrifices with cheerfidncss which circumatnnceB might require, yet sho knew and felt keenly thnt draught which adversity compels us to swallow is mdeed bitter. Sho knew cnough of society to he aware thnt in tho circlo which prospcrity draws around us there aro always somo who look witli envious eyes on our condition and would cxult atour fallen for tunes; bnt, whatevor she felt sho saw that her luisband felt more, and resolved that no repining pn her part should, ndd ono atom to his perplex ities. , CHAPTEK II. Ring, ding ! went tho, bell, at an early hour nt tho houso of Miss Deborah Grechwood ; and the servant ushered in Miss Marshall. ' Havo you heard tho news?' said she after a few preliminaries. 'Whnt news?' 'Oh, onlythat Mr M. has fniled positively il,!ni t n urrmf Hno.f.llllltOl' tllGV 811 V. Bnt do you know that it is hmtcd that his habits aro in secrct, quito dissipnted, and that ho has lost heavy sums at tho garningtable?' t But,' chimcd in Miss Greenwood, vvhat is to hccomo of poor Mrs. M.? aho will havo to lower her protensions, I'm thinking.' 'After nll, it is no great pity,' obsorved Mrs. Marshall, I could never seo what thero wns in her, moro than inany othcr folks, thnt overy ono should go mnd obout Mrs. M.'s good taste, and Mrs. M.'s good tcmper, and Mrs. M.'s surpassing nbilitics. Trust mu, that when it is known that Mrs. M. ia poor, sho will bo no moro courtcd than any of us.' . This very charitablo teto-a-leto was intcrrnpt cd by tho arrival of anothor visitor Mrs. Bell. Sho had moro genuino kinc'uuss in her nnture, and heardof Mr. M.'s misfortuncs with unfeigu ed rogret, not oxcepting his habtta of dissipation nnd tho fiiiKgestioua of wnnton oxtravaganco on tho part of Mrs. M. I havobncn a fi equent vls itor at their house,' said Mi-s. Bell, 'at vll houra and havo thought thoir domestio nrrangoments tunong tho bcst I havo over seon; and I havo lookcd upon them as patternsof conjugal happt ness.' After n few minutos in miscellancotis convor Btition, Mrs. Bell aiiologizod for her ehort stuy, snying that' ns sho had just heard of Mrs. M.'s misfortunes, sho felt inexcusablo in appuaring to neglect hcr at atime, too, whon her mind must bo exeeedingly eensitivo on tho suhjoct.' 'Justlike yourself,' snid Mrs. Marshall, 'and by yotir lenvo I will bear you compnny for rcolly I am (piito curious to know how sho carries her bclf at present.' , , , Andl too,' said Miss Greenwood, -as tho morning is fine, will be of yotir party.' Wo will not scan moro minutul tho motivcs which sovorally prompted the trioas tlicy started together to call on Mrs. M. They found her at i nniiilv lnit nlniiilv. nnd WOl'O I'O- iiuiiii;, un-i3. ......j ...... ceived with so much politenepsand cheerltilness, nnd she c.onversecl witli so mucn aiinnnuy nin oven vivncity, that Mrs. Marshall and Miss Green lrvnit nfinn I'vnliniiired elances. ns much as ti inm ihinr ! slio oitlier does not know huslmnd's cpndition, or hopes tdconeeal it.' No so, Mrs. Bell; as tho others ros-o to depart, sho exqused herself for remaining by tho remark that ns Mrs. M. wns tortnnnteiy aiono onn not unviri any particnlnr ongagement eho would spend th dav with her.' This wns a most wclcomo oommtinication to Holen: for sho felt thnt tho judgmont nnd oxpe nTiM. would matoriallv nid her ii III her nnvato nlans for tho futuro. To her thercfore she made n plain and caniiid statc inent of thoir circumstauces; ndding thattliougl Mr. M. hoped, by giving p nll his effects, to snt ;ar nii ii.ct liMiniulp. vnt thero would bo bnt t tender pittnnco left, nnd that considerablo timo mustelapse iietorc ne couiu uo ngam eugngou ui H . I 1 I . any proiuauioiiusiiie&a. c An.i nnw mv (Iniii' friGnd. continucd Mrs. M I atn going to communicato a littlo plan of my own, which, in Mr. M.'s present goadcd stato of feeling, I havo'deemcd best not to commuuicato to him; for he is not yet Buffieieutly rcconcilcd to his condition to tliinic caimiy 01 my suumu- tinrr trt !inv P.YPI'finll forn livelihood. But whv Ihwa of nnuitv which fixes u stigma on any efTort a wilo can make, however severely tlio nustianu s nigeuuuy umy uo iuauu. Briefly, thon, I have thought of turning to somo .KliHinnts which somo have thought proper to compliment.mo on possessing. I think 1 could be content in a small houso in a less expensivo part of the town, and that besides attending to our littlo domc3tic duties, I could find leasuro to instruct n fow young ladies in mu sic nnd drawing. And I must throw myself up on tho generosity ot my inonus ior )atronage.- Mrs. Bell seconded the views of her friend, and prorniscd to uso tho utmost of hor infinenco 111 hor bolialt. CHATTER III. 1 1 wn"s n rdeasnnt mornimr in tho month of Tiirtn twlion Mrs. "RpIPa cniTinirG (Irovo nt) to n w uiiw) ? nwi . . rp 1 small but pcnteel looking houso in tho uppcr part ot tuo city, ann navmg uiigiuuu yuvu uiuuo w tho coachman not to call for her until ovening. sim wnc slinwn into a neat narlor whero n gonteel and bnppy looking vvomnn wns engnged nmiin nt vnillirr IndinS. wllOm sllO WI1S ill- triLii j structing in somo elegant faney. work : but as tho lesson eeemed neaiiy conciuuing, sneueggeusue might not be interrupted, and gently soated her self on the sofii, took a lensurosurvoy of tho seeno ....n1.l TIk. nriMrtmnilt tOROtnO VVOllltl liaVO seemed idninly furnished, but yet thero wns such an air otciegancennu rewiioineui iiiiuuiiuui uuu it puzzled her to think of nny thing lacking. Then thero was such a display of naatness and order in tho orrangement that at once siiggestcd to tho mind thc idea of comfort and.contentmont. Mrs. M. for siio wns thc lady of tho mansion soon dismissed her littlo compnny, anil prepnr ed to entertain her guest with tho ' samo chcer-. tulness and urbnnity vhich hnd distingnished her most prosperous days. 1 will not' sny she himtiv. !mt it wjm ovltlnnt tlm nltmsinir llivio ' " J I J I O t r.nHfnlltkHlllf lllH lllltlf 1W1 1 I I n O O M COllsC10ii,Sllt;aa u jiuiiununi iiui iuiu ito.iijii- IiiikIimihI. (In.snrvitillv .litiir to 111 lllt w. i j - her, more than counterhalanced thu troul)le of performingit. sho wns ono wno uiu not pinco herdignity in tho mere equipnge of wonlth ; nud it would not. havo beon less conspicuous even in the most abject poverty. ' As the dinner hour appronched, Mrs: M. npol o'dzqd inn plnyful manner that her domestio cs tablishmcnt was not extuns.ive. But little did her friend imaginc, when the well dressed dinner oppeared, together with tho neatly attired and ul eant hostess, that n singlo servant cmistituted hor wholo establishment. At dinner Mr. M. ap ...... ,..i .. tlm 'nincMnd. biokon siurited mnn, but thc happv luisband and farther, whoso homo was or.oll places tno one nappy un;o mu imu. was truo their house was no longor the resort of promiscuous visitcrs ; for 'they lived so fnr, so very fnr up tbwn,' thnt it wns not, possiblo for theirfricnds to visit them ofien ; but then tho lit tle circlo who knew nnd appreciatcd that worth which could survivo tho docay offortuno mado up cnough of society to a copple mutunlly happy in each other and contcntod in their lot. MionthB and oven years pnst avvay, children grew up around ; friends woro multiplied, and wealth incrcased; nnd Mr. M. isnow amongthe wculthiest of our citizcns; but ho hasoften de clared that but for tho praisoworthy mngnnnimi ty of his wife ho should uover prdbnblyJinvo risen; that had ho bcnn mot with iinpationco or ropin- ing, when his pn it was alrcnuy gonucjd to mnd ness, it hm! proUnbly destroyed his olnstjeiiy for ovor ; or if, m fho uotnmenRemcut of his sucond cnrcerj ho had been Hubjccted to what might havo been dcemcd tho justifiablo demands of his wife, instoad of the cnreful husbnnding of tlieir slondcr rcpourcos, thorond of his ascent had been rendcrcd difficnlt perhaps forevor inaccesiblo. Thofollowingarnusingarticlo from tho Now York Express, will givo the roader nn idea of tho lst day oi May in thnt City, when n largo por tiou of its inhabilants chango thoir rosidenuc. A VYeek op Unhapimness, New Yonic m travaitj. May day is coming, evcry hody knows not thosweet May dayof thc Poets, known in Englnud, or known in our Southcru liuul, tho May day of PloweiH,and Balls, and Poesy, bnt tho May day of New York the ltcnt Day tho day bf white wushhig of ckaning and Hcouring and trucking and removmg when wiyes.sistors, und sweothearts oven, aro cross when thero is nota placo for a num's foot oven in his own house, or his hnt or his poat, and when he gocs hun gry and wct, nnd torn, and ragged tho most miscrablo df all tho dnys of his life. Homo is topsy turvy. Tho carpet is up, and is being shnk en. " Tho chair.s nro pilled on henps. Tho old chcsts nre ransacked, and disigorgod of tlieir cnn tents. Uoots loug throwu awiiy coine to light. Tho spiders nre hunted down. Tho cobwubs aru gathcred together. Tho hroom pursiies you in cvery noolc, nnd byo placc, and thero ih uo couch for your wcaried hody, nor resting plnco for yourunhappy foot. Tl:o dinner is picked up, and whnt n dinner! Thc oddsand endsof evory thing nro hasiiod. Tho calf mitiglcs with tho shuep, and the ox and tho hog cmbrace each oth cr. Tho reninaiitsoffortv davs plcnty eko somo ton days of fast. Dishes go tlirough all sorts of inetnmorphosc. Thu boiloil vietnals of to day beuomo thebakod victuals ofto morrow, nnd then bakcd is turuod into frjcd and tho fricd tlioii gofs back to tho boiled, nnd I)eenmcs frica secd, so thnt of what bqast man is enting, or on wiiat vegotablo ho lives, no huiunu power can tell. Ob, savo us from this wcek of moving. It niny he, goittlo. rcailer, that you may bo so happy ns to havo itixed home, and uotahome on tnicks, thnt the cnrtmen cart nbout the ovory first day of May. But of euch home you cannot now sing, "swoct homo, thero is no plnco lilic home." Your wilc. if voti havo one, nnd it yoi have not, not much rnntter now, boyond a (loubt hus nt lenst two ucgroes wlutowasbiiig witli nn their might and ninii). Your breakfust is minglod with whitownsh, and your snppcr too. Every thing in your closet is put in a stato of disordei Bo you invited out, you havo not u vest, it may be, that you can tiiul, or n stocK, or a couar, or n shirt, that can ho found till it is too lalo to go nbroad. Do you wish to read? thero is not n book to bo found, or to wiite? there is not u leaf of pnpor unsoiled, or your innnuscripts nro nnt in irrevocublc disordur. Tho womeii nro clcaninsr, you nre told, oh, horroron thnt word, or reforming, and all mankiud must bo made mis- erntilo till tho rolorm is over. lnu nrst weeK beforo Mnv is tltiiH mado a wcek of misory, nnd the "wcek after, thero is no peace Ior tliis;infery Your wivep, or your sisters. or your swccthearts, aro turued into hags ahnost in their dresses, Thoy get up in their night nnps, and keep them on till noon. They goslip shod, and havoholesin their hosiery. Their curls nro wild drajrgling thinirs thnt straddle down their ehoeks. Thored flies from their lins, nud the con! dust gnth ers on them. There is not n cliancc for n ki&s even, and us for a blush, it cannot appearthro' the tiiick cloud of dust thoy have round them. With them, it is all hroom, broom, broom. They broom you ns you enter tho door, ns you catup the picked up dinner of unmcntionablo things juinblcd together, and thoy swoep you at morn ing, and they sweepou at night ; and with them, it is all ' sweep, oh J swoep,' from tho rising to tho gomg down o! tho sim. But then even this picturo is n Parndisc, com- pared with the into ot him, who is n moving. Threo hundred thousand people nll in ono day a moving! Think of it.readerin the (..ountry, nnd think of the snd fatc of tho deuizen of this city. Tho spectaclo is already bcginning to be. Tho bnds aro emptied into tho strects, and tho straw nro is bluzing.. Tho bedstcads, and trunks, nnd old chests, nlrendy lino tho sido walks. Many n ond now rests itsell on tho carpet or tho Hoor, with but the clonk for n covonng. Tho wholo city is liko aTartar lent. Wo aro all Loco Focos, all squatters now, all wandering Arahs. Wo don't livo anv where, we onlv stov. We havo no home, or what wo have, we only divido anoth er. As our wivcs and children go out one sido of the door, some'othor hody s wifo and chihlrcn are going m. What scowhng thero is, from wo man to wotnan ! Iiow tho young chcrubs hght over the Irngmonts of cradleH, nbout cats, and kittens, and nokers nnd shovels ! How the lcccu oyeof scnudal runs wild over another'B uflnirs :Iomestic, nnd how thoshnrn toh"tie wnxes wnrm in tntting olt this womntrs bcdclotlics. or tnat inan's wardrobo! Thc secrets of sly pilcs are discovered, and the concealments of a venr nro draggcd forth to light. Happy on a movmg day, is thc hnmblo Insh- mnn who, with lus wife, can shriulder his bed and bedding, and wnlk off with nll that is his own. The more thiims n man hns then. tho worso for nim. liut wiiat is a man good for on tho day ot u lliuvillj.', iu nj 1)0 1110 OUIC Or IIIS WHO I1UII IU n i ... . I. .. .1 I --.HV 1 . bcar hur wrath with tho ,patienco of a Chnatian. Ho cannot ("old bed nuilts well : ho cannot tako cnreoflhe jiptsand kettlcs. If the mirroris bro kcu ho is held accountablo. If tho sofa is scratch ed, ho is scratchud too. Iri whntever dnmago is dotie, all the seolding fttlls on him, A blookhead he iruist ho expectcd to bo called, and if his hend is not mado a hlock of. thrico happy he. A woman is iiot tjxpocted to bo a .Voman on a dny of moving. Sho turns Furibahd, and hns its, prerogativo. Aftei' all, though the people in tho country do havo mnd and rnire, no sido wnlks, no then- tres, no concerts, no steam slnps, but tow Bidls", and less f'un and frolio than we, yet they havo a home, nnd nro not all 0 moving on tlio lst dav of Mav. When thev die. thev aro not dug up as we are. When they stenl, their neighbors know it, whcreus w.e don't know those who live noxt door to us, and might bo sont to Sing Sing, nnd we novcr hnd it out. There they cnn Jiave scan- dul, nnd teu pnrties, nnd taste all tho tit bijs of gossip going ubout, but tho city if too big for thom, For our djrt nnd bricks nud mortar they liavo flovvers, nnd mud und miro, thut they wnl low in, on tho roads. But they don't movo, all of them on the lst day of May, nnd nro not thon nll mndo miscrnblo at once. They nre not scour cd, clennscd, and whitcwashcd to death hy their wivcs, or thoir motiiers, for if.thoy nre, wepity them from tho bottout of our hcnrts. An j is thero no wny for us to oscapo it ( Can no physicinn discovor a stato of torpor that can bo returned from ? Is thero no medical tranco in which we can slnop u fortnight, or must wg take,- and if so, oh, do let us tako it with pliifosophiu dovo tion. DUELING. Tho last nnmberoftho Amerionn Mon. Maga zino contnins a clevor and sensible nrtielo on du cling, nnd illustrntes the ethics fof the eodo by scvcral anecdotes, somo of which are below: Lord Brudcnell, son ofthe Earl of Cnrdigan, rnnawaywiih a marricd Indy, who wns after wards divorced, aud ho married her, nnd she is now lady Brudencll. But his Lordship, after tlio first escnpade, was soincwhat surprised that ho did not recoive a challengc from the injured husbnnd, and ho wns pn nnxious to trwike repara tion, that at last ho wroto to oller it. 1-1 is noto was worded 'ns follnws: "Sir: Having dono you thogrcatcpt iiijury that ono man can do anothpr, I think it hicumbcnt upon me to offeryou the sut- isfaction which ono gentlrmmi owes to another in such circumstances. 1 ho reply was this: "My Lord, in taking ofl my hands a woman who has provod herself a wrctch, you have doue me tho greatost favor that one man can do another; and 1 think it iiiciimbeut upon mo to oiter you tho ncknowk'dgmonts which nuegentlemnn owes to another in such circumstances. , J his mnn tooka cold-blooded view of thu cnse,but ho was nght; rovcnge, in sucli a cnse, is no repnration aud tho unworthincss of tho causo must com pletely neutrnlize its relish. I'ecuuiary damagcs aro positivoly lmso; and Mr Buckinghain himself would hardly have lliought it wortli tho trouble of pursuing tho case thruugh a Court of Honoi to mako the culprit upologizo. Tho rcal cnusc of tho most violent qtinrrcls is very often boyond the rench of evidcnce or ex- plnnntiou, nnd tlus it is which nccounts lor per munent nnu mormi uiuerences nrcaKing out on n trivial pretext, which seeme liko nothing; but is backed by old hatruds, ltinetiiialilo rigbts, n valne.0, aud honrdcd nnnnosities. l iio once no- toriotis'Baron Von HofTman challcngod a mnn (or not inviting him to dinni-r, a causo not likely to heavowed.tiut certamly it wns tho rcal one.- ThoBaron had lost histruuk in thoriver with all his lettors of iutrodtietiou, nud consequeutly, till tnorcrame, his standing wns not well nscei tain ed. Some porsons reccived him, others de nounced him; but this Intter clasg, the Hnron, if hocpuld get atthem, wns nlways ready to hght, Ho knew very well that the rntio ultima regum tho locic of kings, wasalso the bcstldnic for im- liosiors; nnd if nny thought his crcdentinls were short weight, ho was ready to throw his pistol in to tho Gcnlc. In the cnse iu question, Mr J . . II . . . vvhom tho JJ'iron mot in n ccrtain sct where ho had nucesH, wns famnus for his good dinners, from which tho Bnron wns always left out. Wenry of this, he cnllcd ono dny on Mrll. and sprcad his credentials, such ns they wnrc, beforo hini,Iby wny ofrcmovingsuspicions which, he sail, hohnd heard lt . . . had cxpresscd, and against which ho mado a lnhorcd nrgumcnt. He left his pnpers and desired they might bo roturn cd witha noto exprcssive of tho imprcssion thoy produced, but It . . . returned them iu n hlank envclopo. The Baron thereupon sent a challenge, whicli was left at tho door as if it hnd been nn invitation for dinner. Mrs. R . . . opctied it, and immedintely rcplicd to it us follows: "Sir. Your noto is receivcd. My luisband will not have any thing to do with you under any cir cumstances; but whcnover you produco oificial proof that you havo been aid-dc-camp to Prince Blucher, as you sny, 1 will fight n duel with you myself. " Maht R . . . " Ono story suggests another, and to storics about duols there is no cnd. Wo will mnke an end of tolllng them, howovcr, with one from Bostuti, whorc, wo nro told, thero is a coi rcspondcnco go ing on still, which bcgan tcn years ago witha challeng. fllr A. n bnchelor, challenged Mr B. a marricd mnn with one child, who rcplicd that the couditinns wcro not cqual, that ho must ne cessaiily put moro nt risk with his life than the other, nnd he dcclined. A yenr afterwards lio reccived nunthcr challengc from Mr A. who stnt ed thntho too had now a wife aud child, and he supposed thercfore tho ohjection of MrB. wns ho longer vahd. Jlr ii. rcplicd that he now hnd two chjldrcn, consequeutly tho inequality still nub sisted. Tlio nextyear Mr A. renowed his chal lengc, having now two children nlso, but his nd versnry had threo. This uinttcr, when lust heard from was still, iroiiigon, the mimbcrs beinc six to sevcn, nnd thechailengoyearly renowed. Tho FAitMr.us have nlrcndv cotnmenc5d the industrious operatiotij) of tho seuson. The Spring has oponed enrloy nnd nusniciouslv. nnd we on ly hopc, thnt hcronftor. when seed-thnn is over aud hnrvest hascomc, they may realise thoir fond est ntitumnal nnticipations, wliata healthy.invig orating and heautitul occupation ia that ofa Hi'is bnndman! How trnly indepnndent, Jiow com parativoly freo ! lt hus associatcd with it hono of tho artificcs of trnde or tho double-dealings of tno nicrccnary world. ino cmployincnt hns n stronger teudency to stronglhen nnd elevato tho inoral charactcr. Itisa purs'.ut ofa contompln- uvo Kiiui, away irom tliescramuies nnd uun hcitv of mon, in the midst of tho beautiful objects and cnnpbling works of nnture. Oil nll sides, nround nnd ahove him, are influencesof u pure and wliol- ly cnaractei-. i no enrth, with its myrinds of liowers anu niossoiusniul hird hke.h am s bments. thu soltbluesky with its invigorating atmos- withoutstitit, in abundant prfJqigality. But theu the process M which voL'otation is brotmht forward, tho wav tho world is mndo to yield up its fruits, liow cxquisitely dolicote and tieauliful! Thc surfaco of thu soilis bnened Und iuvigorated. It ia warmed by thesun's rnys ami the little gcrm offuturq good is pluced in itSj radutilly swulling as it commcnc.es germiiuuioiu Its tender shoots sooua)pear above tho surfnce of tho eartli, atid now tho proco.ss of nnture iiud pcrsonnl cnro is demnndcd. Day after dny tho infant plant extends its tiny liinbs, jguins new Btrength, puts forth frush vigorous hranehcs up wards towurd Henveti. And then,, after this eoed timo of toil nnd period ofas&iduousfeare, follows tho yellow harvest, blessirig thu hand of indus try hy u corrcAponding fulness of busket und storc. In timea of pnnlc nnd distress in tho mercnn tilo, mnnMfacturitig nnd mechanical iworld, who would not ho n Farmcr so aloof from tho fluctu ntions nf trado, tho cxigeni'ies)of tho monoy mar ltet nnd tho exorbitant rntes of cxchauge! Tho Farm'er his his "bank" from which to drnw rich trcasures. He "doposits" tho seod in tho 'cnrth, and in due time roceives nn abundant rate of "in terest," a goncrous "discount." He toils hnrd, but ho Hoes tho fruits of it iucrensing with his diligence nnd multiplying with each sticccssive rising and setting Sun., A blight sometimes 'set- ( tles on his crop, it h true, and a nipjiing frost cuts off his prodigal harvest some seasons, but nev er, nt nny ono fell svvoop, nsin the murcantilc world, isho wholly eutdowu nnd his hopes pros tmtcd at once in tho dust. He is not the ccen ture of n.mere impulse, rendered frontic hy nt looked for mislnrtuncs, with n heart so cngross ed with thc world, ns to nliut out thoso glorious rnys which light up,-whenever they enter, tho humnn hrenst. Thn world comesnot in betwocn . him nnd his sociid ruligous tluties, and thns, hav ing diligcntly cnltivuted his character on Eailh, ho is dcstincd to reap a rich harvest in Heaven Northamion Courier. Sigut aivEN to the Blind. The New Or leans True Americnn gives nn interesting nc count of a succcssful opcratibn upon thc eye of ono of the Sominole prisoners, a femule named Mnry, who wns horn blind. Tho operation was n pninful oni, heiug the removnlof the congeni tal cntnract. Hur life had been passed in the wilds of Flori dn, and nmongits wilder nativos, and ignorance, and u belief iu its immobility, have ever mado her resigned to her nfiliction. When urrived herc it wus stuted that her hliudness could bo re moved, that tho "grcnt mcdicino" of the whito man conld give her sight. The proposition was referred to her relutives nnd the chiefs of her tribe. Supcrstition nnturally entered into their councils, and tho rcsult of their deliberations was this oruculnr decree "What the grent spirit ha3 denied, the palo fuce cannot give ; what tho Munitio hns ordaincd, it would be bad in its chil dren to wish to chnnge." Frequcnt iniportunityr however, induccd u bettor state of feeling aud thc patient nt lcngth consenting, the operation was performed at tho barracks, on Saturday, the I4th inst., by Dr. Luzenherg, nssisted by Dr. Labntut, in tho presenco of ecvernl physicinns, nnd some of the chiefs of the Seminoles. Ma. ny singulnr clifTicnltics prcsentcd themselves ; first ly from the impossibility of prompt communicn tion hetwecn tlie patient and tho surgeon; 2dly, hecauso from habit the pupils of both cycs were thrown in tho iutcrual cunt.hus; nnd thirdly, be cnuse mcntnl agitntion cnuscd tho cyeballs to rush r . - !.!.. r r i r from sido to sido ns if under the opcruuon oi gatvnmsm. lsut skiII nnd perseveranco can ovorcomo nll impcdiments, nnd thc poor savoco ofthe woods prcparcd to reccivo from tho white rnan the mcstimable blessingof sight. The cj'es, which in their blind state were additionnlly afflic- ted with oblinuity, will henceforth assume thoir natural position. Uunngtho.hrst operation. Clond , theSeminole ehiofj watched it over Dr. Luzenberc's shoulder almost as intently ns thu surgeon himself; and when in hcr agony nnd drcnd thc poor woman rcfused to submit again, the chiof assured her ho hnd observnd tho pnle fnce clofely, nnd was satis- ficd he could give hor sight, that their own great "medicine," their prophet, Felix-Havn, could do nothing for her, but ifsho would submit n few moments longer, tho medicino of the pale faco would enablo her to gnzc upon hcr children nnd their fnther,imd to look out upon tho beauty of the country whoro they were going to dwell ; thnt she could thon mingle in their dnnccs. nnd see how their bruves could defend horwiffwnm! Bonnd by habit to obey her ehief. and . with somo ray of hopo tosupport her, the patient submitted to the second oporation, which was performed . with mutchlcss skill, nud well requited success, Mary has a child, uine yenre old, nlso horn blind, who will he opernted upon by Dr. JLuzenherc in tho courso of tho week. Mny success again crown his noblo eflbrt. . A new iNVErJTiOiV in Fike Aums. After Cockrnn nud oihcrs had taxcri thoir wondcrful powers of iuvention to their utmost, we had sup posed the rifioand mtiskot would receivo no fur thor improvementsduring the present ecntury nt lenst but in this wo were mi9taken, for Mr. James Eaton, Gunsmith of this place, and ono ofthe most ingeuious ofhis craft ns well as tho nea,tC3t workman who ever touched n gun in Now-Hnmpshire, hns iuyentcd an improveinent highly worthy of a patent, for which we learn he intends to npply for nt n proper timo. Itconsists ofn Rifle, withn Rotary Mngizino capable of nontnining powder, hallp, and cnps euflicient for twcnty-four tounds, nnd it may be londed in ono minnto and give twenty fourdis tinct diachnrgoH in four minutesl One chnmber is assigned for hall, one fnr powder, and one for caps. It loads itself from the magazine, nnd puts on the cap, morely by turning the magazine hnlf way-round ; nnd its coustruction rciiders it perfectly snfe, us no bull cnn be lodged piid way in tho riflo, nor can firc commnnirnto with. the mnguzino. Tvventy-four pieccs, including every spring, screw nnd pin, complcte this won dcrful pieco of mnchinery. Concord (N. H.) Cottricr. t Tho" numbor of children in the U. S.is osti mated nt four millions of this nuinher it is, sta- ted that one iriillion aro growing up vvithout Iie ing instructed , in r.cading or writing! Mnny thoiisnnds of tho, 6ignntures of petitions to Con gressconsistmerely oCihe marks of individnnla who nro unable fo w,rite their unmes! Such do plorublo ignoratl'co oupht not to exist in thia copntry. Ifwo wish to transmit, our republican goverument to posterity, wo miit extpnd.tho opportunitics for int.ellectunl nnd mornl instruc tion. I.ntem.ioence nnd Virtue ni-e the .onlr safcguavd3 of our freo inslitutions.