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"IN THE DARK AND TROUDLED 'NIGIIT TIIAT IS UPON US'TIIERE IS NO STAR ABOVE THE HORIZON TO GIVE US A GLEAM OF LIGI1T, EXCEPTING TI1E 1NTELL IGENT, PATRWTIC WHIG FAKTY OF TIJE UN1TED STA 2TE5." WEnsTEn. VOLUM XIII. MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 19, 1848. NMBER H. m JOSEPH II. BARRETT, Editob. TERMS OF VOLU.ME XIII. Villagc sul.scrilcr.s 52,00 Jlail subscribers, within the State, - - - Sl50 lf not paid witliin the vear, Sl,"5 Mnil cl..rr;ipr: ont of the State, - - - S2.00 Individuals and Companies who takc at the office, 51,50, or SI.75 ii not paia wiium nieycar. Those who takc of rostridcrs, - - - - S2.00 If not paid at the cnd or tlie ycar, - - - 52,25 Xo papcr- iliscoDtincd until arrcaragcs are paid, cxcct at the option of the proprietor. Ko ontiact with. or paymentmade to Carricrs, cash, .ccping, or otherwLse, allowcd.cxcept assentcd to lv ihc proprietor. "A1I comtnumcations must be addrcssed to the Editor, Post Paip. tJ3" V. B. r.r.MER, 8 Congress strcct, Brs ton, is authorizod to transact business forJ,fliis papr. JCSTUS COBB, runLisrtF.it, av vnoM ai.i. kinus or hook asd job ritiXT- IXU WILI. r.i: EXECCTED os EHOltT KOTICE. poctvn. THE MARRIAGE VOW. " For better, for wore, for. rieher, for poojer' in sickncss and in hcalth, to love nnd to cheriah, till death us do part, according to 7of Holy Ot-,";fnire.- and thcrcunto I plightthce my trolh.'' Marrlaje ixrvicc of the Epitapal Cliurch. Spc ak it not lighlly 'tU a holy tlilnjr, A lond cndiiring throujdi long dUtant ycars AVhcn joy oer thine alob5 is hovcring, Or when thine cyc is wct witli bittcrest tcars,- Kccordcd by an Angcl's pcn on hjsh, And must lic qucstioned in Ktcruity. Siip.it it not li"litlv thousli the voun and jr&y Arc thronging found tlicc now, witli loncs of mirtli : I.ct not the holr promise of to-day I'adc like the clouds that witli "ihe morn have liirth ; I5ut evcr bright and aarred may it lc " Storcd in the treasnrc-cell of mcmory. I.ifo mav nct provc ullsnnfliine therc will comc D.irk'hours for all '. O ! will ye.whcn the night Of orrow gathcrs thkkly round your homc, fxre as yc did, in timc whcn calm and bright Sccmcil the Mtre path yc trod, untoiuhed by carc, And dccncd the futurc, likc the prescnt fair! Vves that now bcam witli hcalth may yet grow dim. And chceks of rosc forgct thcir carly glow ; I.aii'nor aml pain usuil caih iiclive limh, Anil lav, perchancc, fome worsliippeil bcanty Io ! Tlicn will yc gnze tipoti the altcrcd hrow, And loc a- fondly, faithfullv, as now ? Slnmld f.irtiinc fronn on your defcm-clc-s hcad, Mi mld t-ir:i:s oVrtitkc jour liarqnc on life's lark wa, 1'itrrc lcnmc-t" rtiid thc ai) fo gaily sprcad, Whcn hojic hcr sjrcn Miin sang joyfnlly "Will yc look np, thongh c-lomls your .-ky nVrcast, Jwl ay, - lirjtiitcr hc wni uiue uic uiaii : Ajc. witli it silvcry loi-ks, miiics tcaling on, Anil lirinxa the" tottcriiig stoj. thc fiirrowcd clavk, The cyc liom whcncc catli lnstrons glcan. hath K"c, Audiliu pale lip. wiih acccnt low and wcak : Will vc tln-n ihink upuii yonr !ifc"s gay piinic, And Cmiliug, liid 1. ac triampli ovcr Timc! Sjic.ik it not lightly O lcw.w, hcnare ! Ti no vain pro'mise. no unnicaning word r. iiK-n and anscl li-t the faith yc swear. And !v the Iligh and Iloly One "tis hcard: thv-ii fcn:el humhly at His altar tioy, . nd prJv for gracc tii kccp your Marriage Vow. Chnrcli Timcs. A Tavlor VfWv-'' asks u to pnuIMi thc fol- . wliich wcni the roandj bcibre Elcction. : ijs,fcTlie writcr cyi lcntly lud some pro plictic vision, and ii, withal. a good poct." THE l'EOI'LE'S CHOICK. Tuxk, " AulJ Ijitiif Synr." Thc nolilc deed of Z;icliary In I"fiy vcr.-c are siin', x'Uc gr.u-c of hi- mind ai u heart The themc of ercry torne. j hat hc's au hoiict vcto.an, ls undiuted now, hrt lnaideii handi tlic laurcl hring, Wc'll jdacc it on his brow. Ile corne 'mid darkncs. and thcstorm, Iligh functions to assomc; To rhccr opprosscd Amcrica, To disMpate hcr gloom ; To givchcr ixurage and new joy, And all hcrfcars allay: gire f.iir.Iu-tice, Triuh and Jiight, An unobstructcd sway. Hc comcs to scattcr"Dcmocrat-s'' ': turn their lcaders out ! An 1 give to all thc rank and filc, A 'ISacna VUta" Tout. Ji- .-omcs ' Frcc Soilcrs" to dispcrsc, i charge them witli Whig " grapc," .liid ii:t thc visiuns in thcir licads, Complctcly out of shanc. Of lifc, .'icsc facticns will, by him, 15c suddcnly bercft, And of them whcn the battlc'a fought, Tlicre'il, bc no vcstigc lcft. V licn ralse a shout for Zachary ! T.ct I-'rccmcn all rejoicc, And wclcomc him as I'rcsidcnt, Who U the"lcople's Choirc." GltEATCROP OF "WOOL. The Rochester Advcrtiser says : "Our friend and fellow-citizen, Aristarchus Cliatnnion. Emi.. owds a farm of G00 a- crc MnTabout five miles nortliwest of the city, and has stocked it whh the best cattle and sheep that he Iips bflen able to procure. jelectniff rrom the most appro ed siock ovliih'itprl m the State Fairs. At a reccnt khcartn?, he clipped frora 390 6hccp (74 of wliich were lambs, 100 wethers, and 222 cwes ) 1022 1-2 Ibs. of M'ooi a yieta wliich we are assurea is crreatcr ihan can be boasted of. even com paratively, by auj other farmer in the State. Mr. C s crop avcraaes oer four pon:ids in each fleece. The flocks from v. !nch it is taken are composed of three fourtht blood merinoes. An addition of a fine b'uck and ere, purchased at BufTalo mring the fair, has been made to the fine collection on Mr. C's farm." JU? Qrocers may be said to bc worse 15,1 h'mfjivay fobhprs. when they "lie in iight;- tR rpb people QUAKER LOVE.. BV LEITCI1 BITCH1E. Many ycars ago, 1 apent a day in the town of Elm's Cross, and aithough no adventure betell me tliere to fix the place in tny rcemo ry I Eeeit before me atlliis motnent as dis tinctly ap that picture on the wall. I had an impression all that day, however erroneous, that it was Suoday. There was a Sunday silencc in the streel?, a Sunday gravity in the passers-hy, a Sunday ordcr and cleanliness in thcir habiliTcnts. The lincs of Houses were ranged with the most pobcr decorum, and the little lawna wniclimanyofthem pos icssed were Iaid out with thc squnre and com pass. Thc treca were notbeautiful butnent, for nalure was not indulged tu in any of her freaks at Elm's Cross ; and it seemed to me that the vcry leuves had a peculiarly quict green, and tlie flowcrs a rcserved smell. The majority of the bctterclass of the inhab itanuol'this town were Friends; and it ap pearcd if my imaginationdid not run away with, me that, llirough the inlluence of wealth and numberc, they bad been Jible to iinpress the exteroal characteristics of their society upon the whole place. Bul no ; my itnaginatioa could not have run away with me; for the moment imagi nalion cntera-Elin's Cross, it is tuken into cuslody as a vagrant, and kept in durance during its Eojurfl. There one Ioses the lac ulty of day-dreaming; and aithough 1 was a young fellow at the time, lialf cruzy with sentimeul and love ol adventure, even the lair Q.uakere, Home of wliom were beautilul, in spiie oftheir bonnets, had no niore elfect upon me than so many marhle stutues. But perhaps it will give belter idei of the spir tt of the place, if 1 say that the only one ol them on whom 1 besto.ved a sccond look had drriv-pd ut that time of lile when the contro versy begins as to vvhclhcra uomnn should be considered as ayoung or au old maid. Tliii middlc-aged person (not to u:u the ufierisive expression otfcnsively) was like all fluakers ivlicn they are bcautiful. beautilul to excesi. Itetaintngau exquisiie coniplex ion, even when herhair rr.w begiuiiing lo changc, shc seemed a perdouificution ol that autumual lovtliuesa uhicli makes one lorgel thal of the spring and sumnier. Her voicc, mellotved by time, was better calculnted to lingcr in the car than the lighter tonca of you'.h ; and it harmonised well n ith hcr soit, duve-!i!e cyes, 'Tlial r cincit to tovn haler thry luokM iiiH,n." Ycl therc was no fceling iu t'tis love, such ae we of thc world demaiid in the love of her sex ; Ihe richness of lier clicck was as cold as the bloum of a tlower ; und as, with noiseless step, and dcmure nun-like air, elie glidcd past, l fell ns il I had scen a porirail walk outol'ild frame, a mastcrly inittation of wo man.but only nn imitalion. This was why 1 lurned round and lookcd tit her tigiiiu ; and as I looked, a kind of pity rosc iu uiy incxperienctd heart that one so fair should j'.iss tlirough lile unsltrred by ile excitL'iiients, tiutouched by iis raptures, even untrouhled with il.s sorroivs. As thc novel ty wure ulf, I hatcd thc cold, I'ormal air ol overy thing around ; thc silencc tlislurbed nie; tnd Ihc itcxt morning 1 was glad to launch .lgain upon the stormy world, and leave this lonely unsts tt its cnchuuted rcpose. Some limcatter, when givnig the history if this day to friend, who proved to be pcr oiiiilly acquatnted with thc place and ihe people, he lold me that the ladyontvhom I had lookcd twice hsd been lor many years not only the reigning beau:y ol'Elm'a Cross. but the bcticvoleul genius of the town and neighborhood ; and he reluted u passage iu her carly lile which made me qualify a little my opiuiutias to the pasfiouless trauquilily of her feelings, and the uneveniful hlank ol her history. Not ihnt the thing can be called an adventure, that the incidenthasany intcr mixture ol roraance thal wotild be absurd. Il passed ovcr Ihc heart hkeasummcrcloud, vvhichleaves the hcavcns as bright and se rene as before ; but sotnchow or olher il in fused asuspicioniulo my ir.inJ, thal howcvcr siaid thc dcmeanor and decorous Ihe con ducl, human nalure is cvcrywhero alike that ihc ditlerencc is uol in thc leeliugs, but in their conlrol. Her lathcr was one of thc wcaltbicst irt habilanls ol the town, and larllia Hargrave was an only child, the expe'clunl hciress ol his fortunu and likewtse possesscd, iu hcr own right, of5000 salely invested. Insuch ctrcumstunccs, ilmaybcsuppotcd that when she giew up from ihe rhild in'.o ihe giil, she nllractcd nola little Ihc aliention of blushing stnplings and fpecul.iliug inammas. Theee were, with thccxcepiion ol'one lainiiy.ol hcr own Society foi Mr. and .Urs. Hargrave were CluakerR ol the old school, and conhneU ihemsclvca almost cxclusively witliin iliccir- cle ol Friends. The cxrcption was lormcu by a widow lady and her son; thc formcr an early intimateol Jlrsr Hargrave, now livitig on a small at.nuity, from which, by mcancul close cconomy, shc contrived lo save a little evcry ycar to pay for her boy's ouifit in the worfd. Richard Tcmple was wcll calculat- ed to uc flie object ol a motncrs uoting ai fcclion ; he was a Sne, spirited, gencrous, handsomc lad, two or three ycars oluer llian Martha, ol whom he was the playmaic in childhood.thc friend iDVoulh,and somethirsg tnore aftcr that. How it came ihal a penni- ieea boy thoujjhi as he did of the Quaker i ... ... t netrefs, may secm a my6iery ; oui it must uc recollccted that the conventional dislinctioos of society makc little tmpiession upon chil- dren lirought up togcthcr upon lermsol equal ilv. Richard loukcd upon Martha as his sislcr, till he bejian lo fecl as a personal in- jury the admiring looks that were throwti upon hcrlrom unoer tnc nroau onmsol ir.e young tiuakers : and even wlien thc lact at lenglh forced iiself upon him that shc was rich, and he poor, that she rolled in a car riage, nnd he walked on foof,lhal her parcnts were among thc iirs. people in thc placc.nnd his only one a soliLiry and almosi indigcnl widow, the cncouratrement of his fond and unrcflecting molhcr, and his"own gnllant heart, irtumphed over the misgivincs ol pru- dence: nnd the ntfection of the boy wassuf- fered to ripeu, unchecked, intc thc love of Ihe young man. YVhtle this proccss was gotne on with Rirhard.in Martha the wildness of childhood sobered graduallydowninto the dcmure cir cnmspeciion of Jhe auaker girl. Her step becnme less huoyaul, her glance Iess free,her speoch lesb frank, her air more reserved ; and astlmc wore on, Richard occaetonally paus ed in ihe mldst ofooe of his salltes, and look- ed ai her in surprise, in a kind of awc, as il he already fclt a foreshadowing ol the ap- proach of majestic womanhood. But itever thelces, when he camo one day to bid her farewell before his cxodus tnlothe world,hcr heart was ton full of the memorits of her childishyears to remember its new conven lionalisms, and she stood before him with. her hands crossed upon her bosom, gazing iuto hisface vvilh a look of girlish fonduess, that was made still solter by the tears thal stood trembling in her beautilul cyes. He was to proceed to London, to be completed in his initialion inlo mercuntile business, and might be absenl for years perhaps forever for his tnother was lo acconipany him ; and Martha felt the separation as her first serious distress. Richard was old enough to be a ware of the nature ol his own feelings ; and perhaps il Martha had been in one of her grand momenu, he might have dared to ap peal to the growing wooian in her heart. But shc anneared to him on this occision so young, so gentle, so delicate, thal he would I have thougnt it a proiaiiation to lum 10 ner oi love. Aa'the moment of parting ariived, he drcw her towards him wiih both hands; his atms enctrcled her waist ; and how it hap pened I know not, for the ihing was wholly out of rule his lips were prcssed to hers. The next moracnt he starled from his bewiK dermeni; his eycs dazzled ; Mariha had disappearcd. Hc did not know, when in the mornmg the stage coach was carrying him from Elm's Cross, that u young girl was sit- tinn-behinda bltnd in ihe highest room ol' that hou6e waichins the vehicie aa it rolled awaVjtill it wasprematurely lost inher blind- tng lears. 1 am unable to tracc the adventures ol Richard Temple in London; bul they ap- ncar to have been comparativeiy lonunatc, since, al thc eud of only ibtee years, he was junior parlner in a young bul respec:ablc tlrm. He had seeu Mtss Hargrave several times dtiriag the inlerval ; but l need not say that their intercouroe had entirely changcd its characier. Richard was not only t'uier eted, bul likewisisin some dcgree amused, by the transmuiaiion sf Ihe young girl inlo the demure aud circutnspecl duaker. In essentials, howcvcr, shc wasjiol ullered, but unproved andexalted , nnd even her physi cal bcauty had acquired a ner characier of loveliness as thc development of her nioral feehniis went on. liui overaii, ihere was, whai seemed lo the younj man, now tlmthe was accustomed to the common world, an ir.incss ol manner, which repelled his auvan ces; and he cominucd lo love on withuut darin" lo dtsclnse ihe secrel of his bosom. Wliat matlcr ? It wiis no secrel to her whom ilconccrued; for friend Mariha, with all her dcmurcticss, had a woman's heart and a wo- man'seye-J. Al thc cnd ol ihe ihrce ycars 1 have 'mentioned, Mrs. Tcmple died, and llichnrd, now alone in ihc world, and wil'i lulerable prospcclsin business, bcgan in due time lo ask himself, with a quaking heart and afluMiinn brow, whethcr il were possible for him to obtnin Ihe Ctuaker girl for hi-j bride. Aflcr much cogilation oo thtssubject, nnd a ihousand tnist'ivinEs, his characteristic dar- ing prr.vailed; aud addrcssing to Mariha an eioqueni history cfhis love, accompanicd by a frank statemenl of his aflairs and prospccts and a solicitation lor permittion to woo her lor his wife, hc cnclosed the leiter, open, in a briefer one to her lathcr, and dispalched iltf. ITifnfiil fiiitsive. Thp rpnlv came from Mr. Hararave. It was cold, calm, decisive. Hewas obliged hv thetrood oninioncnlertained by his young fn'ond ol his daughler, bul Mariha had alto rpther difierenl views. Scltiiiji aside thc ntnnsiir.ness ol'lhcir circumslancea and poai- linr, in ibis world. which would in ilsclf be an insurmouniable objeilion, Ihcir reli- gious views wcrc not so much alike ns was nccesary in the cnse of two persons press J . .. i ? i- ..t t.i ...i ing Torwaru, snie ny stuc, toiuo wonu which is lo come. He hoped friend Kichard would speedily forget what, to a raiional mindcd person, ought to behaidly a disappointment, und. when hij fortunc tiermiited it, select from his own dcnomination a wife ol'hisown degrec. This inolciit lclter, as the young man lermed it, had no eflect but that olrous- ing the licrce and hcadiong energy oi ui uature.- He knew Martha too well to be- lieve ihatshehad any sharc in cuch a pro- duction ; and he wrote at once lo Air. nar gravc to say thal his dnughter was uow old enough to decide for hcrself, and Ihal he could not Ihink of rcceivingat serondhand a reply involving thc liappiness or misery of his whole iilc. On thc followiug day he would prcsent himfcll al his housc in Elm's Cross, iu the hope of hearing his fute from Mariha's on lips, even if in the prescncc ol hcr fatbcrand mother. Whenllichttrd Tcmple passcd acrops ihe Dulch-like laun of ihe house, with its drill ed shrub and flowcrs dcscribing matheraat ical figures on ile level green, and nsccndcd ihc s'epe, as white as driven snow, his hand irembled as he raiscd ihe knockcr, aad he feli his heart die wilhin him. Thc sound hc made startled him by iis incongruous want of mcasurc, and hc lookcd round ttmidiy, as u . . . ii', .i. - he had commilicuan tnuccoruiu. i.cn uic rcspcclable miildlc .jcd servant marshalled him up slnirs lo the drawingrooni,hefollow ed ihe man with delefence.as ifhu had some thinr to sav in ihe dccision. The room was empiy, and he stood for some timc alone, looking round upon ihe wails, Ihc furniiurc, the books, the flowerc, and reading in lliem ull ihe ruin ol his hopes. There was an ttn osteulaliouH nchness in that room, a mclhod in its arniDgcmcnt. a calm assumption of su periority. which made him quail. Thenn twor he had come to demand was before him. Il spoke lo Iiim even io the whispered caaence ol the trees beyond ihe open win dow, and the unhurricd enlrance of "ihc air into the apartment, loaded with faint sweeis from ihe garden. Thc loneliness in which he slood seemed strangc to his exciled jm aginaiion, and thc silencc oppresscd him ; and when ailengih thc door slowlyopened, unaccoropanied by ihe sound of a loot-fall, he slartcd in ncrvous tremor, as ifhe expecl- ed to behold the enlrance of a sptrit Alariha entered the room alone. nnd shut-! than fnrmerlv. and in the second. thal a slight color rose into her face under his searching gaze, he wa sufficiently reassurea to au drers her. 'Mariha,' he said, 'did my letter turpnse you 7 Tell me only tnat n was ioo auruu. ihat it tartled and hurried you. Was it not foY 'Nay, Richard. , , Then vnn knptr. even before I dared to speak, that I loved you wiih all ihe guile all the fire of my youih, and all ihe deepearnest concer.trated passionof my manhood. Do you knowof the reply my letter received?' Yea, Kichard.' And you sanclioned it?' 'In meanirrg,' but here her voice shgntly linc the door, glidcd composedly up to Kich- eu obck ai me unPwuCU .h,u , ... ur ard, and oflercd him her hand as usual. Thc pnse and ag.tatton. Thc color thal rosc tn clasp,lhough gentle, was palpable: and as to hcr face. and made her more beau .ful ai,uiuu? . .,.-n. nir thanever. nrcvented him from seeinnlhat faltercd : lf the words were unliind, be thou assured that thev came neilher from my pen uior my heart.1 ' 1 hen I was decetved in supposinj; ror I did indulge ihe dream thal my devotion had awakeued an interest in your bosom? That interest belongs to another!' 'I ncver had a dearerfriendship ihan thine,' said Mariha ; and raieing her eyes lo his. she addcd after a pause, in'lheclcar.dtstinsl, silvery lone which was Ihe characier cf her voice, 'and never shall. 'Yet you reject ond spurn me! This is lok'turel It cannot be that the difTerence in our worldly circumstances weighs with you. I know you bctter, Mariha. Neither can you suppose thal on my part there is the slightest linge of mercenary feeling: lor you know me better. Will you not give me al leasihopef There are fortunes to make in thc world that would salisfy, even yourfath er; we are both young ; and to win you,my precious love, I would grudge neilher time, nor swcat, nor blood !' 'Richard,' 8aid thc CU.ikcr girl, growing still more pale, 'no more of this, in rnercy lo thyself and me. Thou mayst agitate and unnerve, but never change my purpose.' 'Wha: ii your purpose V 'To houor my faiher and my roolher.' 'That you may eojoy long lifein the land?' said Richard with a bitter smile. 'That I may honor through them tny Heavcnly Faiher, nho is above all. Fare well, my early friend ;rcturu into ihe world, wherc thou vvilt forgel Martha, and may the All-wisedirecl ihy coursel' She exlendcd her hand to him as shc spokc, and he grasp ed il like a man in a dream. The reply he haddcmanded was distinct enough in her tvords, but a ihousand times more so iu lier look, manner, and lonc. He felt that cxpns tulation was vain, and would be uutnanly ; and as shc walked away, with her noiselese aud measurcd step, and her hands foldcd.be fore her. he felttndfgnaiion struggling with admiring und despairing love. The figute paused tornn inslant at the door; but the nexi moment Martha disappearcd withoul turning hcrhead. Richard never kncw, neither can I tell, whether any one waichcd the stage-coach that day Irora the uppcr story window. Nol even a nrvinr servant could whispcr any- ihing of Martha, or gucss at tlic nalure of the mtervtew that nad taken place. one was pale, it is true, but sohad she been for some timc. Her health, it appearcd, was not good; hcrappeiitc was gnne ; herlimbs fceble. But this would go olf, for her man ncr wus ns usual. Shc was assiduous in the dischargc of lier dulies, kind to every one. loving und tcverential to her parcnts. Still she was not well, and hcr fatltcr at lenglh grcw nlnrmed. They took her Irom waler-ing-place lo waiering- lacc; they amused hcr wiih biraugc sisihts: they tried evcry dny to cire come new direclion to her thoughts. Mariha was !rateful. Shc rc paid their cares with smiles, lalkcd to them cheerfully, and did all shc could toseem and tobe hnppy. But Mill she was not well; nnd when many monihs had passed away, the now ternhed parenls, alter trymg cvery lliing that ccience and aflection could sug ucst for ihe lesloration or their only child. consulled once more. The nalure oftheslcp they ultimately delermincd upon may be gathercd from the following cummutiicatiou received in reply to a letter from Mr. Har "rnve: REspEf.TRD FntEXD thc inqutry thou directedest hns been cafy. I am connetced in business wiih one (not of our Society) to whom the young woman is wcll known, and by whom he is much estcemed. Richard Tcmple is wisc beyond his years. He'is of quiet and retircd habiis in his private lifc, and isan energcitcnnd persevernig-man ol his business, and will, I have no doubi, get on in the world. That ihis is the opiuion of my tnend, is clcar, lor 1 knmv thal lic would willingly give him his daughler to wilc, who will bring hcr husband agood dowry as well as a comely person. iiut Ktchurd, wucn 1 saw him last, was nolot ward in the maltcr. His thoughts. even In compauy wiih the maid, Ecemed preoccupted doubtless by husinei'S, Sinct- writiag thesc lincs, I have bccn inlormed that he visits Elm's Cross in a few days, lo arrangc some matlers connect ed with his late iuoilier's affairs, the lasl re mninin'T link of his conncction with the place. I am, respecled friend, &c, Ezekiel Bnow.v. This letler dciermined Mr. Hargrave to recite-thc rejeclton ol Richard 1 emple ; and ihc eflect of thc convcrsation he had upon thc subjecl with his daughter proved, lo the un- bounded joy oi ihc pwenis, that as yeisnc had no organic disease. For some days Manhn, lliou"!i happy, wasrestless. Il seemed as if joy had more ef- fect Ihan gnel in unsctlhng the demnre uua ker, for at thc slightest sound from thc Inwn or ihc sirect.tlie colur mounled mlo heriar.e. Atlcntith.an acquamtancc, whcncalling in thc evening, informed hcr that shc had just scen Richard. 'Thou remembercst Richard, Mariha? Martha noddcd. 'He has grown so comely and so manly, thou wouldsl hnrdly know him.' He will ccll here; pcradvenlure V said the mother. 'Nay. Hc has already taken his place iu the coach for tomorrow.' Martha grcw pale; and the mother hurried out of the room lo seek her husband. That nnrht Richard rc ceivcd a friendly note frem Mr. Hargrave, hegging him tocall in the morning on busi ness ol imporiance. When Richard fonnd himself one more in the silent drawinir-room. his manner was very diffcrenlfrom what it had been on the last occasiou. He was novr cntm, dui gioo my, and almost stcrn ; and he waitedfor the appearance of his inviter with neilher hope nor fear, but with a haughiy-impaticnce. Instead of Mr. Harcrave, however, it was Martha. who i cntered the room, and hesiart- she had been ill ; and whcn she held out her hand, the slight grasp lie gave il was so mo mentar5,that he didnotdiscoverits atienua tion. A patnlul embarrassment prevailed for some time. hardly interrupted by com mon questions and tnonosyllable rcplies; till at lenglh Richard reroarked that, his place being taken, he could wail no longer, but should hope to be favored with Mr. Har grave's commands in wriiing. Hc was about lo withdraw with a ceremonious bow, when Martha sjeppcd forward. ' Richard,' said she, ' I have nofcar thatmy early friend will thinkmeimmodcst,andthere forc I will speak without conccalmcnt. Tar ry yet a while, for I harc that to say which, Dcradranturc. raay make thec considcr tby place in the coach a sacrificc.' How!' Richard,' she continued, ' thou Jidst once woo me for thy wife, and wert rejected by my father's comnu.nds. C;i cumstances have brouaht innnf a phnnnA in nts fno1tn.ro AI..C T ... ...1- i it ?'ar.d a slight amile, passing away in an in- i . a -T,hc h';ml, s,,?k,rf, ,,,s hc. a1( stant. illumined the bright fluh that rose into Z"- ,,ut'.ns !" H""01-' sanl berface. Wert thoS to ask osain, dear 1 ncrmitdrew himself closcr to tho ta friend, the answer might be difrerent!' ,.- prca.nDghis arms upon it, leVed So long a silencc ensued after this speech that Martha at lenglh rabcd her eyes sudden-' ly.and fixed them in alarm upon Richard- face. In that face there. was no iov. no thank- fulncss, no love; nothing but.a blank and "hastly stare. Hc was as white as a cornsc. and large beads of swcat stood upon his brow. Man 1 what meancih this ?' cried. Martha, rushing towards him ; but he threw out his hands to prcvent he? approach, while ihc an swer came hoarsc aud brokcn lrom his hag gard lips. Ruin miscry horror 1 But not for you,' &dded Richard, ' cold and bcautiful statuc ! Not for you, liencath whosc lovely bosom there beats not a woman's heart 1 l'ass on- your way, cam, s.tately, and alone; softened by no gricf, touckcd by no love, and Icave to me my dcspair. Martha, I am marricd 1' And so saytng, lie niahed out of the room. Mrs. Hargrave had just cntered it unobservctl, and now stood bcsidc her daughter. Martha rc raained in the sama attitude, lcaning forward, gazing intcntly at the door, till tlic noisc of the strcct door shutting smote upon hcr ear and hcr heart, and before hcr mother could in terposc, she fell scnscless on hcr face. It is said, and said truly, that mcn rccovcr more speedily than womcn lrom love disap poinlmcnt.s Thc rcason is, not that they feul them less deeply, for the convcrsc is the case the strengtb of thc niale character running through all its cmotions but that the cares and strujjjglcs of lifc, and cvon the ordinary contact with 'society into which thev arc forc ed, serve radually to dctach thcfr Ihoughts from thc sorrow over wliich they would other wise continuc to brood. 'Womcn, at least in the class afTected most by such disappoint mcnts, have' moro leisure than mcn. The world has feivcr dcmands upon them : and they .can only cxhibit their menlaf power and Iofti ness of rcsolvc by maklng wholesomc occupa tion for thcir fe.vered minds. Ofthcse wo men was Martha Hargrave. Aithough stunn cd at first by thc blow, its vcry suddcnness and sevcrity compelled her to reflect upon hcr positiou, and sunimon up her energics. Shc did not pcrmit hcr sympalhics to lie buri cd in one absorbing subjcct, but east them a broad upon thc face of society ; and whcrcver, within thc reach of her intlucncc, thcro was ignorancc to be instructed, vice rcclaimcd, or miscry relievcd, therc was Martha ready, a mimsterin!r anel at the moment of need. Under this moral di.sciplinc shc rccovcrcd hcr bodily hcaltb. Ihe fresh roscs of youth con tinued lo hloom in her lovely checl's long af ter hcr hair had begun to changc itshuc; nnd so thc gentle Quakcr commcnccd her dcsccnt gradually, graccfully, glidingly, but still dc murcly iuto the valo of ycars. The proccss was dinercnt with Richard Tcmple ; but still of a kindrcd character. To say that hc did not rcpcnt his marriagc would bc untruc ; but still he had honor and intcri tv auou'ih to chcrish thc wife hc hafl marned in return for hcr love. Hc duvotcd himself to business, and to his rapidly incrcasing futni ly ; prospcrcd in both; nnd in ductiuie arrivcd at the cnioymcnt of at lcast ordinary hapni- ness. But at lenjrth a pcriod of coninicrcial calamity came, and Richard sullcrcd with thc rcst. His fixed capital was still modcratclr irood; but hc waj cmbarrasscd, ulmost mincd, for want of money. One day during this cri- sls iic was in his privatu room in the counting house, brooding ovcr his diflicultics, and in the lcast protning mood that could bc iniag incd for scntimcnlal recollections, whon n let ter was placcd before him, thc first two liucs of which informed him, in a bricf" business like manner, thst Martha was dcad. Thc pa per dropped upon the floorjvmd covcring his face with his hands, hc abandoncd himself for a long timc to thc deop and paitil'ul mcmorics of his carly ycars. Un cmcrgmg from this parcnlliCMS in tnc commoncr cares of lifc, hc took up the letter to placc.il on the table; whcn, on "laiicing o- Martha liad bcq 'i'i,:. ..n,n..i..tni.. nn.n.m.nl ih(. iii.iii of huM- ncss: and throwin-' himself back in his ehair, he sobbcd likc a child. Aithough the uioncy was of infinite imnortanoc to him at the lime, freeing him from his prescnt cmbarraspjcnts, , Du ,av.ns uc , .u. u.wu .u ,,.,k. he allcrwards acnutrcd.hcattachcd afarhmh- cr valuc to the personal kccpsakc. Whcnl.e i.a.ii.npnm-nmto ...n nl.1 man. it wasoT.serv.-d that. asofrenashc oncncd the drawerin which the rclie was kept, hc rcmained plungcd in a decp rcvcric, while gazing carncslly upon his first last only tokcn of Quakcr Ixivc. Ihe Buhsino Wr.Li.. A cm-rcjpon- , dentof the Frubyterian, Louisvillc (Ky.), i gives tne toiiowiiig uriei accuuniuinauu. companion atlenqth nrnved ano a spitn terranean firc in Easlern Texas : j j;j 0IIC ;t WM of beautilul niahogany, Therc is a very singular circumsiancc . in Shelby county, lexas, orawell thal has been burning about twenc monuis, ai the former re3idence of Judge 1.usk. When he inored from thc place, he laiu 1 some logs over tne wen, irom mnui .c had'used water for several ycars. Some- II C ...l.:U 1 1 lime after the wooda caugni nre, anu tnc timber burning fell in, and ignited some substance, supposea to bc stone coai. js amlableparlpcr s mtcllect. llcthnugm The rainy seasons have not extinguished , s)e. couj contentcdly pass hcr lcisurc it, but it has burnt incessanlly. It does j10ur3 jn sirurnming ovcr a piauo fortc. not give a very agreeable feeling to thc jje was mj3iaken. Though inusic hath visitor; for it is neither sublime nor beau- charms, likc love, it is not the only desid tifnl. but from the deep crumbling noise PrI!m ;n .ie world : for a while it nlcas- that is heard the sulphurous smell, and the dark cloud of amoke, that is contin- i ually rising, a beholder is convinced that , there is actually fire and briraslone in tbe subtcrranean region. Vanous resuns are nniprtnreil nerhans some aeolofftst can rrire comfort to the anxious minds of the . surrounding inhabitants, by ahowing what will be the final terminauon 01 uic uu...- ing well. ? While sitling in a rcstofator, a few j mnnt..3 StnCC. WU ncc uuiuscu a u ..... made by a waff. It was jn the early ea- son of grein peas, and they were so gen-. erally called for, that the supply gayc out. Peas l' 'Peas 1' was thc call, long after there were none left Ah t airt tlip ivair. throwlntr himself ' into an attitude, aa Palrick Henry.'Gen-1 tlemen niay ciy peas! peas! but there is nopeffj' Lynn Netcs. 1 - 1 CELIBAC1 AJTD BOTTONSv "You bcartl us talking, ay, sI- the old story gnevances, sir, twixt man anu woman aid the herr-il. " And what is' tht, sir : ; "V" ua u scnims air oi a man prepanu 'V '""V :lSrav?: f"'"2." Uuttons,' he rcpl ihen, t'-arm- his throat, hc began : In I ur?e i J"our l0nS' an,1.a.3 1 !,0I'e.' vel.tsr the iltspent Iife, has it never como with tbunderbolt con- viction upon you, that nll washcrwomen, clear starehers, getters up of fine linen, or wbatev ernamc, EycVdiiughters, forasEve brought upon us thc stcrn ncccssity of a shirt, it is but jujt that her girls should wash it under whatcver namc they clcanse aud beautify flax anu cotton. that they are all under some com- pact, imphed or solemnly cntered upon a mongst thcmsclvcs and their non-washin, non-standing, non-gctting-up sistcrhood, that by mcans subtlc, and aluiost morally ccrtain. they shatl worry, or dnve all bachclors aml wjdowcrs socver into the bond of irrcmedial wcdlock? Has this tremcndous trtilh, sir. never struck vou?" "How by what mcans V" we askcd. " Simply, by buttons," answcrcd thc hcnuit, bringmg down his clunchcd fot upon the table. 1 will takc a man. who, on his outstart in lifc scts his hat acock at matri- mony a man who dcfics Hymcn and all his wickcd wilcsl Ke erthcless, sir, thc man must wear a shirt ; the man must have n wash crwoman. Think you that that shirt rcturn ing from thc tub, never wants one .two thrce bultons? Always, sir always. Sir, though I am now an anchoritc, I have livcd in your hustling world, and seen, ay, quite as much as any one, of its manifold wickcduess. Wcll, the man ihc buttonless man at first calmlv rcmonstrates wiih his lattndrcss. Hc pathetically wrings his rst at hcr, coat-facc. anu shc pronnses anu'iiilment. ihc tliing shall never happcn ajpiin. The wcck reolvcs. Think you the next ihirt has iis just aml law- ful nuuibcr ot buttons rot u bii Starting at thc word, we looked, we fear rcproachfully, in thc hcnilit's raec. ' Panton me ; let it be as it had never been said," cried thc anchorite a dcepcr tint drawing iu his face, and his cyc looking smluonly moist. rar don me. but the heart has st.'anse cortls, cvcn buttons-may somctimes shattcr them." W bowcd, aml beggcd the hermit to proccc d. " Well.sir, s.niu our hostaltcran ellort, "week after wcck the noor man wnmzlcs with hi.-. washcrwoman ; from thc ircntleiiess of even maidenly complaint, thc rcmonstraucc ri?cs to a burricano of abusc: and still thc waihcr- woman, as it would scem, is hound by oiith to her unmarned si.Htcrhootl to bnn" Iioine no shirt cotnpletc in buttons. Man the fiorccM of his kind caimot always ragc. Hc become.s tirc'l athaincd ot clamor. lic sign?, an i bcars his buttonless falc. His Ihoughts takc a new turn. In his melancholy, his heart o ncns ; he i-i softcr.cd, subducd ; and in thi: hour of wc.' ncss a dcinoii voice whiprs to liim, " Fond, foolsh man ! why trust thy but tons to an alieu ' Why helplcssly ilepcnd upon thc nccdle nnd thrcad of one who luve not thcc, but thy shilirng? Takc a w'le ; have a woman of thine own, who shall care for tln huttons!' Thc temncr is strons. Ihc man smiles distrustfnlly, but still he smiles. Thal vcry night it so happcns he goes toa hou?c warminir. He is iiartncr at cards with Mis Kittv. Sbc ncver did look so attractivc. And then her voicc 'twould coax a nwl out of heart of oak. Thc man thinks of his huttons: aud before he leaves thc hotisc, Kitty has bec brought to confess that she docsn-'t know what shc may do and sho nuy marry.and she ma nol." " Is it possible V" wc criouV with R langli " Sir, said llio I.uimit, "lu not n thing to idly laugh at. . Ii.;y matches, and beassuml of .1, if ' i' wcl! out of fbrty, at Icait you ivill f' . '.!itl ":S m oinc shapc at thebot lom 'f cni. lt mav be, sanl we. " It is, cncd the heinut, wiih einotion. "Asses are led by thcir noscs ; mcn by thcir huttons." 11- luminiilcil J.j. Imtortast Fat. A young planter latcl y marricd to a bcautiful and intelleo l (ua aav! arter tie i,01lejr t10OI, ,a(I Iiass. i peareil to sufter much from cimui. lhiuk ing that this ininhl be caused by the ab sencc of female c'oinpanions, he iixluceil snrnrnl youiiT ladies. relativcs. to innkc ,j9 nouse tlcir .0mc, iu hoprs thcrchy lo rendcr icr comp etcly happy. This ar . " ; ,r , ,, ! ranScment haa not ihc dc.rcd circci. 11. ' beloved. tlioush apparently j t)us aml i chcerful whllst coiivcrsing uilh him, as ! tbe couversation lagged relapscd inlo thc J melancholy mood. Surpriscd at ihis, hc j reii l0 nonderinir thc catise, and cbtnc to tbe conclusioii to scnd to New Orleans for - :,,, . bc forwarded bv the first hoai i,ound up Red Rivcr. Wcll, thc musical ofnamenied and polished lo the valuc 1 a jjvc iu,njrcd dollar bill. And tlicn il Jigcoursei such raisbing mcrody, as the snowv finirers of thc young bride pressed ,h !,- i'iie vouna nlantcr was in ran- ' - J tr- 1 ture3 ani conratulateU liiniscn on nav ;. procure-J ihe idcntical one thing need f... , his anrrel's comn ete telicity.-l'oor man ; j,e paid but a poor complimeut to e3 tjic ear- antj touches thc heart, but it ni;nisters not to the initid ! The lady sei(jom courted ApoIIo, and her liusbnnd aj the mortification of feeling that he had not yet made his domicil a paradise in "lipr hr? ailnrprl.11 At last. to solre thc rjjje 0f j,er disconlent. he asked if she did not, at times, regret having entered the marriagc state 1 "O, no, indecd," she replied, with grcal eafnestness "never for a moment have 1 been other than your happy wife; but oui.ici.u.cs "Well. sometimes uliai, dearcst V "If I must tell you, then Somctimes J regret that you do not takethe nempapers. Papatakeshalj ado'zen." Let every younff husband, who !ores liis wife. and would keep her happy, nd thus preserve an amiable temper, remember the caic here citeti, and steamiy avoiu tnc error pointed out. , . A String or 'E3f. 'Ona of thc best se ries. of puns ever perpctrated were inader by Caleb Whiteford, irlo one day having been indulging iu his favoriteamiisenieul, was told that he ought to be puuisficd. "Puuished," said Caleb, "if I was pun ished for every pun 1 sial, I should uot have a puny shed to place aburc mr rmiii islud head " 'i'hc odilest pun, iu our knowlctlire re- corJed any where, was written on a tea cltest, in Latin, thus 2 doces, wfiicli translated aieans 'Tlwuttachest" 1'hou tia-chest. A genffeman', ihi ofher day, on askinrf a markct man the pricc of cass, was au sweretl: "Eggs are rgs rtow, and we gct a good price for them. ' "I ni glad to frear it, wtihallmv heart," replied the gentlcman ; ''for the laat I boughi were hall" chicdens." Vert Wet. A seamany vrho had es capcd a very dreadfu! shipwrcck on thc coast of Mexico, being asked iiy a mornl lady how lie felt when strugnltug hetwcen Iife and death Irr thc waves, renlied Wet, inadam, very wet." A Wittt DEOiCATftiN'.V-JIrs CowdetT Clarhe dedicatetl her volttme of l'torcrb from ihc works of Shaksueare, iu ihe fol lowing style ' MTo Douglass Jerrold. thc first wit of the present agc, thcsc works of Shaks-' pearc, the first wit of any age, arc inscnb ed by Slary CowJen Clarke, of a ccrtaiii age,. and no wit at all." liR.tzii.iAN Tea. -"VVc arc mdebteil fo4ficr courtesy of thc Braziiian charge d'allairs, for" two spccimens of tca. green and hhick. grown iu 1ns bcautiful cmintry, W'a Ii.ivc Mibmitted lliem to compcteivt jitdpvj, who-join us in pir nonncing vcry f,ior.illT upon thcir ipiality. They bid fair to riud the productioiis of Ihe Cele;l;il Euipire j nnd we fcel no la-itatiou in prcdicting that whcn thc licst mode if pre paratimi of that celcbra'cif tea cottntiy tliall i.avc bccn introdnccd inlo linizil, there will no longer be thenrrivcrsal denMntf wh'rch has hcnoforc ci.ted. We hail this f;n.t attenipt to cultivatcr Anicrican tea witli great pleaurli. We have long been de.irous ot" seeing the lca plnnt introdncciLinto Floriifa, and )ierhap- othcr Sou'.'icrn .'lates. Bnixil Ims preccded us, and we hoic ihe Unitcd Stafcs will not bt long in Imif iting her mMt cxnmple.- yu, tSi A gentlcman was boastlng that in hi. travels he had bccn earevieil ucry wherc?, nnil that be had seeu ail tlie grcat in Europe. " Ifavc you seen the DanTaiiclU?" said one" of llrc coinpanv; "Yes, I diucd witli theui at Gibnvllar. aiuilfouud them to hu cteellcnl compauy." tS " Warm ilay, Mr. Joncs, warm iv." said Smith, as they inet ou jhaitkigivin ilay " Ycs it i" siiil tToiies, " it ls snmc warui it" uot smnHicr. It was crucl in Jonvs. Jostint Post. CaTJs'o man jliouldfic so mucfi tateji fipill thc scarch of trntli, as thcrcby to neglci t thi' mort nccessary duties of aetive lile for after all inlone, it is action-only that gives a trm valuc and comniendalioii to virtue. Cice-o. CS ""iVf.cre did you come from ? Knock :i n Vgcr dowr?,' is now rcmlcrctlf by bfKirding-tchool inissc, From whcncc fM you enmnate 'i IVotratc llitf Elhi"i)in. Onc of thc darliftgs iceently asked ui tc hand her a thiinblc, in thesc words: " Oblige me, sir, by placing cir my dig't Ihat iliminutivc. asre'nitou, truncated cone. eonvex on its onter sur1"ieefaii(J serrrliierforat cd with blight syirnncJMcal indentatioiis." We, of course, complicd ; but could not hu!p re markine that ' tlun took Ihe ras; olf ihc btisK." and were repriiiiniiifeif in lhe-c wonls : " 1 'o speak inovo n'flnudiv : vou shottl.l li.ne ?ai.J, . ... . t'y- . . . . - .1 . remcn-c ihc ilil:miii:ttc(i i.m-n irran tne iinan- tilu trcc." Wc coiihl not slnnil it niiv Ion"er, but scmng the eaptual lirotection of our alli- tudinal extrcmily, iilnrmatulutcrf through :hc scmi-hialKi Uot eglCsS. " WiU vou huy J.lmcs's last?'' saM a ven Jor of small tnifh to a ieutleiniin in u railrnnd ear, Ihc othcr day. ' I'rietr only 2V rvnW " er." .aid the ae'ntlemaii. " if I eo'ililbu sntirfieil tlmt'ft wsh his last, I wouM g'r.t! tflrcc times that pricc.' DlscniM iSATio.N.-- Thc Xcw Tork. Couri- cr.'ind Enr'iircr says, that when ficncral Tay- or ileelarcil Ihat hc .1011111 not mase an 1."' enminate sweeiior.ill tlre l.ocohx-o 6lhec-ho:l-ers, he inealit-ne would iHfrriiiiinnte in klieh ;i way as to attoru mcidemal pfolectton io tne Whig party. GnnAT.JoV I.v 'rriECOrr.E, J. ('-!'' the last acenunlf. the good people of h.lge- onibe Countv. C. were iinnsr pJns atn lighting botifires over the elcction of Cass anti Butlcr. "Wherc ianoraiice is," &c, S:c Martin" Vax Brnfc.f. The Masieian of Kinderhook. who ha long cnjoycd the appcl- ation of a ctinnins fox, must, ur llits t.mc, oc prettv well a:ireil that he can ncver lccomo rorpnpuiuii. j . inirriT. ile i! now iiiincrsiooii 10 oe l-ox ei preier ea nihil." Ohio StiUa.Ioun Pi'.ETr.Nsm.v. A man passes for thal he is worth. Very idle is all curiosity concefning other pcopIeTs cstimalc of us, and idle is all fear of retnainiiltj linknowu. If a man knows that he can do anylliing that he can do ii better Ihan any one- else he has a pledge of the acknowl"l ment of that f'act by all persons. Thc world is full of jiidgment-daysi and into every assembly that man enters, ill every action he attempis, he is guaged and stamped. "What hath hc done I 13 tlic dlx'me question which searches men, a.id transpicrces etery false reputation. a. fop niay sit in any ehair of the world, nor be distinguished for his lnar from Ilomcr and Washington ; buf there can never hc any .doubt couccrning -tiie respective abil ity of human beings whctl we seek the truth. Prelnnsion may sit still, but can not act. Prelenaion hever feigned an act of real greatness. Prctension never wroie Uiad. nor drove back Xcr.es. icr christianized the w.rld, nor n jolt.sliej Slavcry. Jl. IV. Jmtrson. .