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Xn ihi's Hapzv are putlishrtr tftc Jlubltc rlrrs, .ttcsoluttons, SLafos, JJafiltc Crcattcs, JJanftntpt Sottccs Etc. cf tftr SJmtclr Statre, Bn Stuthorfto.
H. -BEL.L Editor and Proprietor.
VOL. VII .-NO. 44
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Pirnphlots, Bills, Cards, fcc, of every des
cription will bs neatly and fashionably ex
cuted, at short noticc.
ItrtMSUr intaevsHinULUiwe.
i.iividaaUaadConipMiei ho take at ihc ofice 1
S 173 or 150 cents if paid in lix. monlhs. 1
Coapanies on itaje routes. ... Sl,"
Tnose who take of Postriden . . . 2,00
If not paid at Iheend of the jear 2, 26
So paper discominued nntil arrearages are paid
eicept at the option ofthe proprietor. S'o paymei t
i. Carrieri allowed except ordered bj the proprietor
Aireommanicatioasmustbe addreased totlie editor
Post Paid.
Xew Method or Growig Aspabagus
The Editor ofthe IlorticuUural'pIagazine,
re:ommends a trial of the following meth.
of growing asparagus, which is practic-
at -Nicc, and of which ahigh account ,
. s.ven in the London Gardeners' Chron-1
.:.e. Take a q-jart wine bo'.tle; invert it j
oer the hcad of astalk of asparagus just !
i-isirg from the groucd, and aecure it by j
:..:ee siicks so that it cannot be knocked o.
u'. I; .et: in this state, the asparagus will j
gri.v. into the interior ofthe bottle, and,
i-ting stimulated by the unusual heat and '.
v is ltc i: :s men exposea to, wni speeoiy
f. r. As soon as this has taken place, the
:.::t3iJSI be broken, and the asparagus
rcoied, when it wia be found to have form.
t : a :hick head of tender delicate shootB, all
;3t2D!e, a;:d as compact as a caulifiower.
Cossstale Scgab. Wc havo on our
e a specimen of sugar made from corn
by U'ra. Thistiew-jite near Rich
ro.:i, Wayne Co. Indiana. The sugar is
tmir(H nnr pniinl!v ffiod as ?Jfv.Or.
.. ans sugar. It was made wi:h the simplest i
J of machinery, constructcd by a carpen. j
:f r: and there is no ditricuity in :hc jirocess i
Tuc msker says that a a thousand pounds
ftr acTt mty be maae, and it ts Deueved
be a profhab'e prodnci. If so, hat a
rew field of production does it open to the
rst ! Wiih whea!, lard oil, beef, pork,
-r.d sugar, the lands of Ohio will be as val.
ua'jie es those of the Nile.
That there is nothing visionary in this i
iea.may be seen by a aingle glance at priccs.
An acre of corn sold oa the farm will not.on
::a richest lands, average Sl2 per acre
;.carofer year. Ifaa ccre of that corn
prod'-ce 1,000 Ibs. of sugar, and is
soU a: cn!y 4 ccn:s per pound on the farm,
-.en the product is 840 per acre. Now is
v o-obab!e that anv manufacUiring process
-1 i absorb tne difference be'.ween these j
.'':es? 'I his suSject wai notictd two j
; c.rs since in the report of Mr. Ellsworlh,
C r.mi'sior.t-r of the Patent Office, and if
miitahe not. he then statcd that an ;
- e cf corr. would produce 1.000 pounds j
-' ' j;ar. The practical results of this msi.
'.:ne and cxpericnce only con detnrmine.
If many r.ew propositions are useles, it is
'- j true that many practical truths are ery
- vx in being receivtd. Cinciunati Chron
zrnMc and wittv wife to her truant lord. '
. .
- nrr.infT 9 lir rpllirnifi nnmp nl n
.'.e hour somcnhat the worse for
an ce- i
3 UlssllJilliUu, uu ,uu icau. tii. in. ii.uv
. and wife are both one, as is sometimes
'"Certainly. my dear ; how can it be oth
e:Ue ! But why ask the question ''
-Becaase," she replied. "if that be the
f-c:, 1 am boucd to express my regret, and
3iv ycur forgiveness for being imnrudent
-st sight. P-rdon me this offence, and I
?.omise you ihal I will never get drunka
;ain." The rebuke was effectual.
Effects of Miixebism. The N. Y.
P.tbian of Saturday says the wife of Mr.
Joaathan Leveridge, a resppctable mechan.
ic resi ling in Newark, N. J., hartng be
come a maniac owins to the Miller excite.
ment. admmic-nrri - nr :.. ,mi
her two vom j i .i :
years and the other oae year. and then took
a quantity herseif, which caused the death
cf the children about 12, and the unfortu
cate female about 6 o'clock.
Martl-sd. The tax bill, or rather the
bill for preserving the faith and honor ofthe
S ate, passed the House of Representnives '
c- luesaay last by a majority of 4.
The Tribune's correspondent at Philadtl.
r "'a writes that the convention at Harris-
J-?gn adopted rcsolutions warmly urging
ae ckims of Henry Clay, of Kentucky, to
ae Presidency, but recomrr.ending a Na-
-- ... .tuu iu ueiu ai uauiniure,
oa the 3d of May.
Jicob Baekce. now a practising lawyer
.iew orleans, appeared in hts own de
ce in a suit cn the 10th. and obtained a '
vrdict after a lonc personal address to the 1
. . .- . '
-ry. which appearsta have made also a '
ifia impres3ion upon a numerous auditory.
recmng ;he chequered history of his life
unrivaUed commemnl pniamn..
"'bt tha canvas3 of his ahipa had whitenci
every sea, and that the star-spangled ban. '
ner of bis country bad floateW from the mast.
beads ofhisships in everr clime " his aid
procuni.g a juau ui e;uu,vuu lor me
governmect dunng the last war, &c. he
said he came to New Orleans poor, and in
debt, that he had jince made a great deal
of money, and spent it in the support of his
family and the payment of debts oulstandins
in New York : that all these dcbls teere nov
nothing in the' world at present but one a. ;
mount fona note, he believed, of about
,Sij000. The Tropic says "his vindication
rtfhw rAmmfinn fnr hfnpvnlpnr. nnrl vprnp.
au f' sustamed by the evidence."
Let mi mote lowlr throojh the ttreet,
Filled with aaeier-shifting txain,
Amid the touad of tepi that beat
The onrmnrin; wallu like aotama rain.
How fait the fliitinj &urts ceme!
The mild, the fierce, the stonj face;
Some brijbt with thoojhtltM miles, and foiie
Wh-re lecrel teara haie left their traxe.
Thejr pau to toil, to ftrife, to rat;
To halb ia which the featt ii ipread;
To chaaben where the fuseral jut;t
In lilence tit beside thedead.
And some to happj homes repair,
Where children prefaing cheek to cheek,
With mute caresset ihall declare
The tendernef i tbey cannot speak.
And some rho iralk in calmness herc,
hall ihudder as ther reich the door
Where one who made their dwelling dear
Its flower, iu light is seen no moie.
Yooth.with pale cheek and shnder frame,
And dreamj of greatneji in thine eje!
GoPet thea to batld an earlr name,
Or early'in the ta:k to diel
K-ensonof trade, uith eager brow !
Who is nonr flalterin in thy snarel
Thy golden fortanes tower thej now !
Or melt the glittering spires in airl
Who of ihis crowd, to-niiht, shill tread
The dance till dajlijht gleams aaiot
Wh o sorrow o'er th antimelr deadl
Who nrithe in throes of mortal pain?
S'ome fdmine itrnck, shall think how lonj
The cold, dark hors how slow the lijhtt
And ome who fiaont amid the throng,
Shall hide in dens of frhame tonight.
Each, where histaske orpleasnres call,
They pass and hred each other not.
There is who heeds who holds them all
In His large loTe and boundtess thooght.
These stmjgling tides of life that seem
In wayward, aimless course to tend,
Are eddies of the mightr stream
That rolls to its predestined end.
From the Ladj's Book.
iTorrtx SrrbttuTir.
ConcIaJU ntitweek.
One morning when .Mr. Parks was at Mrs.
Berry's,tbat lady inquired whether he knew
of any strangers of distinction being in
town, and made known, as the reason for
asking the question, her intention togive a !
soiree in the course ofa week. After re
,hc contcmphted party unt.I .n terrupted by
a mornin" call lrom a Vounir ladr. Jliss m.
. . - r
.. , . , t
I young lady took leave.
4 Do you not mean to send a card to
j Miss M. for our soiree, mother V asked Di
' ana as soon as she was gone.
4CertainIy not '' said Lucrctia, and 4No,
my dear,' said her mother. Both answered
at the same moment.
4 And why not V inquired Diana.
I should think your own sense of pro
priety would tell you, Diana.' said Miss Ber
ry, while Mrs, Berry remarkcd that she
disliked mixed companies.
' I amsure, raamma,' said Diana, 4 Lucy
is very pretty, very genreel, and well edu-
cated, and belongs to a first.rate family.
But m very reduced cn-cumstanc said
Jirs. uerry. -au me onu xuows mai
m m T- till l 1 J I iL.i
T nnnr onrn hpr livalihood bv her nee-
dle .
She was at Mrs. Vose's brilliant assem-
bly the other evening,' said Diana.
4 At- this moment Miss Berry turned to
the piano, and striking the keys said to Mr.
I came across apieceofmnsic yesterday
,nt pleased me: will you favour me with
yur opinion of it ?'
aionoiui .
Miss Berrvhad heard her maihaKiaaaufmuuuuuyv"
sister argue on a similar point before ; and ,
when they grew warm she coma not ai-
ways trust their discretion before risitors.
ibe did not engage the attention ot air.
Parks any loo sobh for her purpose.
4 Mr Vose,' replied Mrs. Berry, in an
swer to what Diana had said, 4 Mr. Vose- is
worth two hundred thousand dollars at least,
and of course his wife can notice whoever I
she nlpases. nnd it all soes off well ennmrJ,.' ,
d it all goes off well enotieh.' ,
i 'I'l i. rMm n.ii.i.. ' : j n:
r- 0 t" i
lUCV UUIC 11X11 liwm uuiUIUg. 5aiU UI-
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ana. 'and Mrs. Vose, with all their wealth
. i i ... t i
and show, is a rwlgar woman : neit
: neuner neri
manners nor her blood are a fiftieth part as
S000 anss 3U s
4 But neither manner nor blood will do in
these dajs, Diana ; without iiealth, or the
appearance of wealtb, people cannot main-
tain their footing in a certain circle.'
WelJ, I do protest,' said Diana, 1 would
declare my independence, and invite to my
uuuac uiuw; persuiu wuuui i iiKea, wnumer
nch or poor ; and I do wuh you would send
for Lucy.'
'I snatt and do declare my independence,
Diana,' said her mother, and will not send
for Miss M. If she chooses to droo in oc-
casionally and take a social cup of tea with
this I sball not go.' So saymg, she left
the room.
attss cerry conttnued to play for some
time after her mother withdrew, lest her
motire might be suspected ; and soon after
she turned from the piano Mr. Parks took
leave. As he pursued his way the remarks
which he had heard relative to Miss M.
recurred to his memory. I hope,' thougbt
he, ' that this dislike ofmtxed corapanies
will not induce Miss. Berry to withhold an
invitation to their party from their poor, Ia-
borious kinsman and his interesting niece.
It would be cruel to wound their feelings
so deeply, only on the score of comparative
poverty on his part, and useful occupation
on hers.' He sighed as hereflected on the
false notions that so extensivcly pervaded
society; yel mentally acknowledged the
difSculty there was in drawing the true line.
' When,' pursued he, ' that happy period ar-
I nres and amre it will when virtue and
j rectitude will be universally honoured, and
I the unprincipled alone slighted.these things
will be managed as theyshould be. sie-
tptcl, wealtb alone never did command, es-
cept from vulgar mtnds ; but allention, and
a kind of deference it will sccure, until the
world is governed by just principles.'
Notwithstanding the opinion ofMr. Parks.
to the contrary Mrs. Berry was not a wid-
ow : there teas a Mr. Berry appended to tho '
family, who sustatned the honourable rank
ofher husband, and the fatber of her daugn-
One morninj:, at the breakfast table.
Mrs. Berr" informed him that she thought
of receiving company in the course of a
few evenings.
Very well, my dear,' said Mr. Berry.
"But I want somcthing more than very
wcllS said Mrs. Berry : you must supply
me with money to meet the espenses ; and
learn what strangers of note there are in
town, that no such one raay be overlooked.'
' Strangers V said Mr. Berry ' I bope
you are not tbinking ofa Iarge party !'
4 And why do you hope so, Mr Berry!'
inquired his helpmeet : 1 the girls have at
tendcd a large number of brilliant parties
this scason and it is necessary to our credit
and respectability that we should give one
in return.'
4 It is far more necessary to my credit,'
said Mr. Berry with apparent anxiety, 4 that
I should be able to meet the demands of my
mcrchants with punctuality. The first
time I had ever had tbc mortifications of
asking for a longer day was after the last
large party you gave ; and it was by much
hard labour, for many months, tbat I got
over the derangement of my bnsiness, occa
sioned by that needless cxpensc. I fear my
dear, you do not realize tho importance of
an unimpeached credit in the mcrcantile
' 1 ani sure, father,' said Diana, 4 that
such an upnght, honourable, and painsta
king man as you are, can never want cred
it : you could get trusted for thousands
wherever you are known.'
4 Who could conceive such an idea as
that our father should want credit !' said
Lucrctia with an expression of scorn on her
fair lip.
' I should be sorry to abusc that credit,
my daughter, or push it to its utmost limit,'
said Mr. Berry : 4 and on one account,crcd
it of this kind is dangerous, as it may lead
a man to involve himself in debt, fofgetting
that pay day must come at last.'
4 This is all very dull, and very useless,
t and verv annovintr,' said Mrs. Berry : 4 the
. i party we must makc : I have already made .
f , known my intention to a large number of
our oest acquaintances, aou io give ii uu
now is impossible. I am sure I should be '
as gUd as any one to get nd ofthe fuss and
trouble of it altogether, ifl could; the
worst of it comes upon my own shoulders,!
after all.' i
Mr. Beny sighed as he said 4 It were ;
better that, first of all, you should consult
me when you have any such scheme in '
aitation.' " '
4 1 never once thought of your making '
any objection,' said Mrs, Berry : 4 you have
lived long enough to know, that would we
live in the world, we must do as the world
4 How much money do you calculafe it '
will take to meet the necessary expenses !'
inquired Mr. Berry. '
. r J .1 .M Ik.t c, n
ht added. as she
epression of her husband's
marKCU IUC uiljiuu
- . ... .... , ,
c . ... .
other tbicgs, to save it in a short time.'
Mr. Berry sighed again, but remained
silent : he had before been led into compli-
ance with his wife's extravaganl plans by
: r.,ir nnnmrr hnt haH npver
been able to perceire the fruits of her thrift.
ness. Nofwithstanding all this, he permit-
..j t.:. i.j ..uv.rM.nint-. The
aft defect in hb character was a mor-
p. rn..i:nn.
aW t pennu d.m io , , n
-uu T6- - -
I mli 'not;' 4 You must not you shaltnot.'
, . j
The evening of the soireo at length arri- j
red and the house of Mrs. Berry was bril-
i: 'f .;tK lifrMs. decorations. and fashion-
"f. : . .u-.
able people ; tor in mauers ot inis
lady could not endure to oe-an men oeutuu
. 1
Mr. Parks was there, '
r.Mmner mn.
U1C luirww. i , , . . I
- . . . ZtU .n...lt nha.lr Alqn.. hnt- q pnotntnPr mtna ,n tirt n 1
or course ; ana 11 was wu r
lacuon taai uc ubwi"- b -
r .7 i j M..rnn nmnnr inR cruwu
of gnests the cheerful, blooming taco oi
Miss Sumner. and not long after, tho mild
but care-worn countenance ofher uncle. he was to leave town tne next morning, io
Mr. Parks thought tho latter looked lessjbe absent two or three weeks. When he
chefirful than uitol ; and in the eaily, part was ushered into the parlour by a servant,
i ofthe evening be missed him from the
I rooms. At thTs he was not sunjrized : for
there wassomething inMr. Berry's appear-
ance Which teslthed tnat the mtdst 01 a
crowd of gay and fashionable people waj
not the place where he could enjoy the
highestdegreeofbappiness. Nevertheless,
his young friend rejoiced to see him there ;
reioiced that ho nnd hU interestinn nprp.
had not been mortiSed by the ncglect of J
with kindness toward Mrs. Berry and her
dauirhters at this nroofof their delicate con.
sideratton for the feelings of those who were
apparentlv so far beneath thera in Doint of
fortune, if on no other account.
.Mustc made a part of the evening's en-'
tertainment. Miss Berry played and sang
and she did both with skill, and was fol-1
lowed by other young ladies, who were
willing to contributc tbeir part toward the
pleasure ofthe evening. Last of all, at the
request of a friend, Miss Sumner took the ;
scatat the piano tosingrfAre there Tidtngs.'
She perforn.ed it with peculiar sweetness
and effect ; the music and her voice seeraed
made for each other. Mr. Parks was both
surprized and pleascd ; and turning to Mr.
Eaton, who stood near him, he said. '
' Miss Sumner plays and sings adniirably; '
and it takes me by surpize, for though her
manners are polished and gentle, I had in
some way lormcd the opinion, that her cc-
ucation was very imperfect.'
' It is far otherwise,' said Mr. Eaton.
unttl the death ofher mother, which took
place not much more than two ycars ngo,
she always attcnded the beat schools, and
in music, the French language, and studies
of that kind, she took lessons of the first
masters. But this that you have heard is
by no means her bcst performance. You
must hear her play and sing The Captivc
Knight.' She feeis that song, both the mu-,
sic and words, more than any other person
1 have heard perform it.
As he hmshed speaking, he made hts way
to the piano, and made the request for his
favourite song, which was readily granted. ,
Mr. Parks did not leave his station, but
he listened with fixed attention. The com
bined effect' of the music and the words was .
thrilling; at times almost patnful. He
was standing in dcep abstraction, when his
friend rejoined him, after the song was con
cludcd, and abruptly oskcd,
Does she not plav and sing it admira. j
bly r ' j
Mr. Parks started, for the last sad nofes j
seemed still lingering on his ear, and he .
laconically answered, Inimitably !' j
' Just as every one should perform it,who .
makes the attcmpt,' said Mr. Eaton. ' No
one ought ever to meddle with that song, '
who has not & head to comprehend and a ;
heart to feel it.' .
Mrs. Berry 's party pasjcd offmuch like
other parties. There was about the same
amount of conversation, compliment, flat
tery, nonsense, sarcasm, envy, display, ca
ting and drinking, as is usuul on such occa-
sions ; and at the iashtonable hour the
company dispcrsed. On his way home,
Mr. Parks vcry naturally reviewed the eve
ning; and he thought be had rarely seen
so interesting a young lady as Miss Sum
ner ; seldom one who, in vivacity and hu
rnour, e.tcellcd Diana Berry ; and never one
who, at all times, and in all situations, ap
peared with such elcgant propriety as Lu
cretia. Not long after the evening of Mrs. Ber
ry's soiree, it so chanccd that Mr. Parks
was in the shop of Mr. Berry two or three
times in the course of a week ; and at each
of those times Mary Sumner was abscnt.
The unclo looked more wcary and care
worn even than he ordinarily did ; so much
so that, at his third call. Mr. Parks made
some rcmark on the subject.
' I have a sick daughter, sir,' said Mr.
4 And with a new anxiety, you have an
increase of Iabour. Latteily vou seera to
be alone,' said Mr. Parks.
4My niece,' said Mr. Berry, 4 always
sccks tne poai waere sne is iuusi uceucu
can do the most good administcr the most '
comfort. She is now constantly with my !
The conversation between the two gen.
tlemen proceeded, and at length Mr. Parks
made some observation concerning the sa- '
sacrifice it must be, for a young lady of
Miss Sumner'saccomplishments, to engage
in active business, thcreby relinquishing all
opportunity for intellectual cultivation.
4 Those" persons who have a thrift for
knowlcdge, will find time to acquire it, sir,' i
said Mr. Berry ; and as he spoke he open-1
ed a drawer near which he was standing, I
which was filled with books. 4 This,' said '
he, is ray niece's library. We are not at (
all hours of the day crowded with custom-,
. 3 ;K I nf tt.fi .nl- M -T-
find, tim to read than manr vounir
ladies of my acquaintance can redeem from
t.k.. -. .!,), ,ua .mu.
lishment of their persons is their only bvsi. :
ness.J He sighed deeply as he finisbed
speaking, and m such a manner as led bis
auditor to suspect that some personal tnal (
eave nse to his rematK. ;
... ..... - ., - . , -
' Your niece is a treasure to you. sir, said
Mr. Parks.
4 One ofthe sreatest ever bestowed on
we by the Giver of all good,' said Mr. Ber- J
rv. while bis countenance betrayed deep.
hnt T mnst not talkofhpr, for
g , couid
tice.vet should I freelv express my thouchts.
t wonld sound to the ear of a listener Jikc
extravagant commendation.
Mr. Parks waslnterested. This was the
only time, except for a few minutes at the
rieh Slrs. Berry's party, in which he
u: . ;.i r- a :
uau - J 4""
cnaractcr uu m ...., Bu.-
He designed to draw him on to talk more
t j "-'T'T, I "-ruTll 5
r i - ,
nununKiiG hu uciuicu. ug iruuuicn
in me course oi ino same aay ne caueu
at Mrs. Berry's. It was a parting visit. as
he found Miss Berry at the piano, practising
a song which he himself had recommended
to her noticc. He felt pleascd, flattered,
particularly at the deep and conscious blush
which suffused her cheek, when she turned
her head at thcsouud of footsteps, and met
his eye. He begged her not to be interrup
ted by his entrance. Music was just what
he needed. Ho was to leave town the next
day, and he could never part from friendsj
in a world so full of vicissttudes, without
painful sensations ; music would at once
soothe and cheer him.
He made a long call.longer than he would
have done, had he not found Miss Berry
quite alone. Her conversation entertained,
her music charmed him ; and had he not
have becn by nature a reserved man, he
probably would have uttered some things
bordcring on the tender. Miss Berry plea
sed him. Her person was vcry agreeable
to his tastc; her manners were elegant;
she was accomplished, at least m the ordi
nary acceptation of the term ; and the
rectitude of her principles he inferred not
only from her conversation, but from her
selection of book. During the whole of
his visit, there was a constant struggle be
tv.ixt his natural reserve and his inclination
to cxpress the admiration with which she
inspired him. Particularly warm was the
conlhct, when at the moment of parting
thsy stood near a beautiful myrt'.e. Helaid
his tinger on a branch, was on the point of
breaking it ot7, and prescnting it with a sui.
table remark conccrning the similitudc be
twcen its unfading verdure, and unchang.
ing regard ; he was on the point of doing
this, and ofbegging a branch in return;
but, Wfrregained the victory, and he went
away an unpledgcd man.
M r. Park3 had gone but a few rods from
the bousc, and his thoughts were still full
of Miss Berry, when he met Mary Sumner.
She was walking as if in great haste. Her
cheek was flushcd by exercise, but cn her
brow was an esprcssiun of sadness and anx
iety. Notwithstanding the occupation of
his thoughts, an appearance so unwonted
on that bright and chcerful facc, brought
back to his memory the intclligencc he had
that morning reccived from her uncle ; he
stopped toinquirc after the health ofher
cousin, but she passed him so quickly, that
he had time only to say, 4 Gocd evening.'
This casual meetingwith Miss Sumner
seemed to brcak the currcnt of his thoughts.
and lcd him ancw to contrast the situation
ofherselfand her uncle with that of their
moie fai"hlv favored relatives. The one
family seemed to know nothing but ease,
health, peace and prosperity ; while the
other was singled out fora variety of d'tsci
plino. Much as his admiration was awa-
kened, nearly as it approached to love, for
the fa.voured daughter of fortune, all sym
pathics were alive for the uncomplaining
sufferers. He went on his way, repeating
mentally, ' The ways of Providence are
dark and intricate ; but that which wc
know not now, we shall know hercafter.'
Mr. Parks was absent from town three
wecks. The day after his retum.as he was
passing Mr. Berry's the thought of his
daughter's illness recurred to his miud, and
he went in to inquirc after her health. Miss
Sumncr,alone, was bchind the counler; and
her pale and raclancholy countenancc, and
mourning garb, answered the question be
was about to propose. He had met this
young lady but once in company; but be bad
so often seen her in the shop, that he felt
her to be an acquaintance. After making
the coropliments of the morning, he rc
marked. ,
4 Your dress, Miss Sumner, unfoldsu tale
ofsotrow. Your labojroflovc was una
Maiy bowcd assent.
There is a class of Christians and news
papers very good ones, too, in many re
spccts who treat all apprebensions of dan
ger to our country and her institutions from
the spread of Romanism, as entirely vision
ary. They are so firmly persuaded that
Americans can never regard the soleran
follies of saint-worship, thc mas3,absoIution,
ccc, othcrwisc than as ridiculous, that they
are ready to smile at the simplicity of those
who look upon thc growing influence of
Papacy as an object of dread. Others, on
the contrary, are quite panic-struck, in view
of the open'avowal and bold defence cf some
of the worst fcatures of Popery among us.
Our own view of this subject is, perhaps,
equallv remote from both these extremos.
While" we would not indulge alarm, we bo
ieve there is reason forwatchfulncss. What
the efforts of Roman Catholics have ac
complished in modifying the public schools
of New York and Philadelphia, our readers
already know. They know also, that the
entering wedge of Popish influencc will be
inserted in every seara and crevice in the
foundation of that great Protestant Repub
lican cdifice, which our Puritan ancestors
reared at such vast expense of toil and suf.
r.nrn, The success of these efforts will
be limited only by the want of ability in
those who mako them. It may be well,
then, to inquire, what is the relative ability
of Romanism in the United States ?
The Catholic population of this country
is estimated at nearly 1,400,000, and is
therefore, about one tweittn ot tne numt.n
cal strength of our nation.
Unfortunately. the remaining portion is,
and probably will continue to be, divided
into two great parties ; and these parties are
so nearly balanced, that Romanism can de
cide anv question it chooses. How this
may be done, will appear from the follow
ing facts. .
The population of the United States was
icm ,tir 17.000.000. In the Presiden-
tial election of that year the whole number
ofvotes east was 2,40206 i.e. more
than every seventh inhabitant was an actu
al roter. If the same ratio be extended to
the Catholic population, itassigns to them
200,000 votes. What a tremendous powar,
if it be but put forth, to decids the baJan
ced elections of our country 1 The politi
cal enthusiasm which animatcd the succcss
ful partv in the clection referred to, was
great beyond all precedent, and the tnajor
ity was the largest ever known in our poliN
ical bistory ; and yet it was only about i espCcia! request of Mrs. Ilull.
150.000. It will besecn, then, by curapar-1 'fhe body ofthe deceased was laid in the
ing this 150,000 majority with the 200,000 J cofnn. attired ia blue pantaloons, butl" un
votes which Cathoics can east, that Rome i ijress, military vest and undress militarv
mayhold the balanceofpoweron any great vest ari(j undress military coat, with nrap
national question, and still have 50,000 per saj jae cJ0th cloak, stockings and slip
votes to spare ! ! pnrs.
And we may not flatter ourselves tbat a j rjpcr. the arrival ofthe military escort
ny important movement taken place here, which had formed underthe command of
without its bearings being well considercd Gen. Cadwallader, the procession moved
in the Vatican. Let an emergency arise, 1 0fT, and passcd the route laid out, making
in which his Holiness at Rome shall think 1 altoselher a solemn aad imposing display.
it worth his while to intcrferc. and swift as i The military were in strong force, and
a telegraphic despatch an unsecn signal will formed a vcry striking featurc in the pa.
be made across the ocean, and repeated geant. Upon the cofnn were laid the uai
over our land ; and all factions and subdi- form coat. epauletts and sword cfthe dc
visions among Romanists in Amcrica will ceased. whiUt the Stars of hts Country wa.
be merged. and the whole mass, undcr their ved o'er his head.
spiritual leaders, will come up to the polls The storc:s and places of busicess through
in asolid phalanx. The great party chief- , the city were in general clused, the Mags of
tains whose trado is politics who live the shippitig were displayed nt !ialf.mat,
and move and have their being for objects ' and tlie solemn tollinj: uf the Li-lls from iho
of selfish ambition will nut be slow to per- stecplos of the State Hoasc ai d of scvcral
ccive and to conciliata this Papal influencc. of the Churches, addcd to the tolemnity r-f
For the sake of its vote en masse, they will the scens. The population of tlie city seem
give it not at once, but little by little to have era; tied itself into ihc strects thro
the stand,points it demands; and when it . which the procession passed, ihe other por
gains these, Aen it will throw of the mask, tinns ofit Leir.g almost entirrly ilfsrrtcd.
and hold up its proud front, ask no favors. V.'e rare !y rt-inember to bavt- stcn a grect
It is in thi3 way that we fear Roman.3m erdemonstration of popnlar fei-lin;: t'.iuu u.a:
will grow into a dangerous element in our callcd .orth by the solemn occ'as.un uf t..u
rcpublic. And the chvious defcncc ofour day. Phlud. Gazttte.
country is, not in the nature ofthe covern-,
! ment, the present intclligcnce of the pco-
j ple, or the patriotism of political men but
in the life and activity ofour Protcstant
churches; in the zcal ofour light-beanng
Sunday School and Missionary Socielies;
in the "pravcrs of the pious ; and abovc all.
and tlirough all these, in the cnergy of that
Holy Spitit, who is ablis to bring ccmmun:
ties, as well as individuals, to knor thc
truth as it is in Jesus IV'. Y Obsener.
Strange as it may appear, many person,
yea professing Chritians, too, are ashamcd
ofChrist, ofthat Bring who I.as rcdceracd
I them, as they trust, from the bondage of
( sin, from tho penahies of God's violatcd
law, and has made them joint heirs with him
! to an inherilance incorruptible, undefileJ
( and that fadeth not wav, rrscrved in heaven
for them- Aye, ashamed of Him, who has
taken them from tho horrible pit and the
miry clay, and placed their fcet on thc Rock
of Ages ; who has revokcd their scntcnce of
condemnation, and harf written their nsmes
I in thc Lamb's Book of Life !
j Readcr. do you ask, Whois ashamed of
, Cbrist? That professed ministcr of the
i gospel who shuns to declare the whole coun- j
; scl of uod, and deals not lar.mully, whether
i it. or out ofthe pulpit, with the souls of men.
j That young man too, who is ashamed to be
seen visiting his clcsct for purposes of dc
' votion, or is afraid that his voice will be
heard in pravcr to God. He who darcs not 1
r.onverse with his friends, and those with
whorn he daily comcs in contact. on rclig-
ious subjfccts. He who is ashamcd to be
known as a Chriatain. in wbatcver situation
I he may be placed.
Many a professing christian wouH not
harbor the thought that in any circumstan
cea he would be nsharred of thce : vet will
... t r, ... . . j :
noi i. nut ,e sucn an one enoeavor ,o per-
high and low, whether relatives, friends or j
. - r '
strangers, then would he know, in this
spect, his true chsracter.
! How often must the blesied Savior
j a " ." "'legal postagc. dibregardinS
prievea tnat nis iouuiTRrs are aj.iamcu qj
' tt- . r. . , .
ium : dui ne warnea wicm oi ino consc- i
j qucnces when he said : 4' Whosoever shtll , j
j bo ashamed of me, and of my words, in this .
! adultcrous and sinful generation. of him, al-1
T 7 ." Tl l l . . r -1 ,
so, will the Son of .Man be ashamcd, wl.cn
, he comcth in the glory of hi Father, with
1 Why should Chririian be ashamed of
Christ ? What was their former condition ?
You hath he quickened," savs the apostle
Paul, Who were dead in trcspavtts and
sins;whercinin time past ye walkcd ac fuo mrruerior uovernor.an.l
cord.ng to tho course of this world. accord- I for Represcn lativcs to Co..grrs cne Irw
ing to The prince of the power air. the spirit .DC ""4'4. nd h""- "Kce?
that worketh in tho children of disobediei.ee; i " bfTC thc Ple 23 the P"4'ans say.
among whorn, also, you had vour conversa. I e"Iine " .. ,, . .
tion in times past, in the lest's of your flesh. i . "Keep lr.K". T"EU I,rxE."Tn,s
fulfilt.ng the dcsires of the flh and of the ; ,s "c general caption of short pol.l.cal truth
mind.and by nature th children ofwrath , nd bo,h Ia,r,ots ae itoe orit. U
e, en as others." This was our humiliating we fu,d, canlnn to get before their
condition. and what has God and our Savior , wha,,9"n'raL ""nilton id. in his
dono for us! The same apostle say; "God 1 'a.,e ,e'";r lo Mr Calhoun-The battle of
nho is rich in mercv, for his lovo wherewith , ;?ew 0'ca,ns h,as his country 500 mil
he loved us. cven 'when we were dead in , ,lons of dollars --iou and I, (Mr Calhoun)
sins, hath quickened u, 'ogetl.er, and made i f re ven,-v 5"'" for we did what we could
us si: together in heavcnly places in Christ e'evaie ,he iIero to Prteidency.-iV.
Jesus : that in the ages to come he might ii. enlmel.
show the exceeding riches of his grace in
his kindnes? towards us through Christ Je. Mk. Leverett Sai.toxst.izx. We re
&us. gret to lenrn. as we do frora the Boston Dai-
Man. grovelling worm ofthe dust. asha- ly Adrertiscr, that Mr. Levereit Saltonstall
med of such a precious Savior! What a tho a"' M. C. from Massachusetts da
wonder most man be to God, and to tho ! cl'ne to be a caodidate for re-election. U o
beavenly hosu ! And what a wonder will ' "gree with that journal that "it is greatly to
the Christian letohimeIf, when hereachesie Umented thnl the organization oflocal
Ihe paradise above. and sees the image of . Ptiei, like the Abolitiomsts, at a timo
the invisible God.' the brightnesa nfthe ! whsn ,he country u very nearly divided be
Father's glorr. Oh ! may I never be a-! 4Ween ,wo fre3? pol'f cal parties. khould in
shamed of Jesus, for he is to me all and tn , te"ene to drpnre the country of the servi-
ji i
Fcseral of Comhodose HtTLL. The
remains of this gallant sailsr were this mor-
ntnfT t i rt vnntt in fhriat OhUTch.
to be removed hercafter to Lauiel Hill.
The windows of the houses and stores in
the strcets through which the procession
J -U:ri.. !n.il a nA n Innr, Knn
passeu, were wjgmi --
nnil piiizens followed hisbodv to
hii resting-place. The tomb now contains
allof his mortal remains ; but his name will
continue to bloom green and fresh on the
tree of glory long aiter tnose wno now muuru
bii dtparture, sball have gone to give an
account of their deeds.
The procession moved from the lato resi
dnce of the deceaaed, in Spruce itreet, a-
bove Ninth, at 12 o'clock, in the order dcs
ignated in the programme. Prt-vioas to its
drparture, religious services wero perfnrm
ed at the house by the Rev Henry J. Mnr-
ton Rector of St. James's Church, at tho
) From the N. Y. An.c rxan.
! Aius3 0f ,he frailitrg jWrr'f o
arc sincer(:iv cjaUt ,hat the lU-piuiinrnt hu
, at Iast ,akc' -tme nolicc of ,jie t., 0rmmw
abuses .vhich cxist in regard to U.c fiuiik
: nrivilpop. One -.iou!d indecd i-u-ik-
that the mcinbcra of congrc hu tco
much honor to Ihus to cheat iind im-mulf
thspost pfncc dcpartmcnt; aml yct t ;
crcdibly ir.formetl tbat not i.i.lmt ut.l,
franking lcttcrs fi r their fnciitls to ai d
from Washington, scrac cf thc membcrsrr
congrcss are in the practtce cf frark'i'2
blank covers, and giving them out io oiht
to U33 in varieus places, while they tin i
selves are at Washington uirg the ii.mo
privi'ige there.
A r.orlhcrn postmastcr addrcswd a lt
ter rccently to thc Posttnastcr Gcniial. ci
this subject, and annexed will be ftunu t.ie
ofiicial rcply of that cfliccr, which ucj-ub-luh
for the icnsfit of all concerntd:
ni- .- .
P. O. Dtiwr.TMrxT.
Dec. 21, 1-43.
Sir Your lctterof the 20th Novnmbtr,
1842, in which you say you desirc to makc
of me the enquiry as to thc franking pnvi
lege of members of congress, is at liaml,
''The Hon. , r.ho you say is nt pres
ent at Waahinoton, is franking lettcis st
vour ofHce, in tho state of N. Y. h.iinii
left his franl: upon wrappers, to be us d uy
his cleik." You ask, "Is not this an abt
of law?" and desirc to be advised as to
vour dutv.
I answer unhcsitatinglv. that it is in a-
buse of the Uw giving to a membcra right
to frank his ctm lettcr?, to have w rnp.it ra
to be used by anothcr at any place, whne
iic isin attendance on congress, c.xcrcisu
his privilcge in person daily at thc .--eitt l
govcrnmont. A member of congrcs tt s
nn right to frank a lctler not urittcu L
himself. or Lv anothcr on thc busine.- ( f
! '
, hjs office JI(J has nQ . fct 0 Ic ve y a
"wrapner.s lmnkpil tn tu nsprf ni lnp i i...
crction of his clerk. in his abscnce. 'i o.i
! are therefore instructcd to charue a!l such
j letlcrs, vhcn sont from vour office, nh tho
such illcgal
;l care toa -
i r - , v " ...m ,i. . i ,
Iranx. iou wil: tako esnecial care toa -
vouralf tl.at the frank ba& been so u.
I am, jepcctfully, your ob't scrv't,
The Dirrxncscn The cxclusivedcin-
! oc.rats P "je 5 " hey havo
' ,aw'er f Goeraor, two lawy crs for Sen-
al": , DU "" ,a"-e" OUI lou
i "ndlda!cs fw Reprcsrntaiiwi . to Congrcsj
ators, anu iurev tawyen oui oi llie lour
ces oi some oi its aoics: men.
Pouncs in New ILixrsnjEE. The N.
H. Patriot and Hill's Patriot. are fillsd ilh
appcals to the 44 Subterraneans " ctd the
Conservatives to come up to the work " at
the approaching election. Bothclaim to
bo the 14 purc democracy," and c!apper-clir
each other after a fashiun most delecub'o
to behold. Thc election takes place on th
14th of Mirch. The Whigt appear to to
rather iodiffercnt as to the result.
John Davis, in his celebrated speeeh re.
ipecting the wages of Iabor siid that specia
currency would reiuco wages. We ar-
now down to iho specie Mandard. Wia
Mr. Davis right or wrong l

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