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Pamphlets, &c. printed with neatness and despatch, on reasonable tenns, AT THE OFFICE OF T55E JEFFEKSOtflAft. W1FB MANAGEMENT Oil IT2r. Oldflint iis Search of a ,Vifc. BY C. J. CARWI.V. CHAPTER I. In a pretty little village located in one of the Eastern States, which we shall des ignate as Bucktown, lived our hero, Mr. Geo. II. Oldflint. The village was in no striking particular, different from others of the same class. It had its churches, its public buildings, its schools of learn ing its great and little men its pretty and ugly women and its male aud fe male gossips in the same proportion that others have them; but it also had that which is uot often found elsewhere, an Oldflint, a unique character. When quite young, Mr. Oldflint cx perinced all the ardor and romance of a first love. The object of his affection was a tall, symmetrically formed, blaek eyed belle of Bucktown. He made suite energetically, and soon found himself the affianced of the proud beauty. Affairs moved on smoothly for a time; but by-aud-bye Mr. Oldflint discovered that his angel was really a human being, and, in attempting to control her in a trivial mat ter, he received his dismissal. It was rel ative to an affair of dress. lie could not see the inappropriateness of her wearing a certain dress which pleased him on all occasions; and, on remonstrating with her one evening when she had refused to wear it at a certain party, the indignant lady gave him a Snal rejection. Jutour hero was a'promisiug youth, and a gen eral favorite with the Bucktown maidens; and- he resolved to console himself for the loss of the dark-eyed belle by paying court to her rival for the palm of beauty in that town. Still Mr. Oldflint was des tined to disappointment in his matrimoni al pursuits. He had engaged himself; the day was appointed, and had .nearly arrived for the consummation of his mar riage, when he happened to discover his intended in the act of harihty treating a member of tne fcliue species. From this he argued an irascible temper, and there fore broke off the match. Most men would have become disheart ened at so much ill-luck. But not so with Mr. Oldflint. He believed he could eventually find perfection among the fair ones of Bucktown; and he resolved to persevere. But the same ill success fol lowed him; and finally he gave up all thought of marriage, and, with many a cili at what he deemed the degeneration of womankind, settled down into old bachelordom. Years flew round, and still found the had On unfortunate man, a bachelor. He arrived at the solid age of thirty the evening of that anniversary of his birth, he sat, in company with his par ticular friend, Mr Pierepont Blutter, in the back room of his office. It was cold and dreary without, but the glowing stove, sparkling wine, and tempting havanas, which they were enjoying, made them cheerful. Tliis particular friend of Old flint's Bluster was a married man. Often had he labored with Oldflint to induce him to enter the matrimonial field, but hitherto his efforts had not even been attended to with complacency. Now the object of his regard displayed more tractableness 'Well, Bluster,' said Oldflint , in reply atlemanii to some observation of that rcn after the eonversation on this topic had progressed a considerable time; 'Well, Bluftcr, I own that I wouldn't object if I could find the proper person Bt out fsrorrs hang myself for a wife. And her I doubt.' 'And I say again that if you .. . live like a human being,' said Bluster, "wu 'have a comfortable home, a dutiful wife, and all those little nameless comforts, the absence of which cause vou so much per- Oldflint? If a woman suits you pelore marriage, have po apprehension ot wnat ke may become after marriage; for then, if she does not turn out to jour liking, it will be your own fault.' -I don't know what you mean,' said Oldflinti f unless you wish me to take a woman with the temper of a tiger, in ex- pectation that marriage, instead of giving Lr an opportunity toplay it off pgn me, will serve only to make her as tractable as a lamb.' ,'I mean simply,' replied Bluster, 'that a 'woman has got to be broke in, just, for instance Dlexity now, you must not hesitate on the declaration to the lady in question tuus . "v. ... J im .i i. i : l. l,1 , pje oi getting n jprojjer person. wuac muuu uaviug uuu wmmu mc u -uiu y fi, au ? nrmwr nm-snn in vour view, word one which came up to his wishes. a llving man ucwiuw-i- -y - r ', .... ... ,- - tn snv nnnt h istan.ee, as ypu would break in a colt me. Yet I know my love for you to pe he was about to mrnisn mm wuu an t fow'ean vou.expect.them to become good , as great as men can entertain for woman ample of managing a wife. Expecting TrTiT nn vmi ovnAftt. t.hcm m hpenmp rrnnrl T;zrr ' . . . J-SSi. iiM uMyiv.w;.M, j Tr.rt5, a - 'Inn't it just as necessary tbe'husband should be broke in, as you call it, Bluster?' 'That's just what I want to do to you. I have had exnerince sufficient to enable me to teach you. Now, who is that lady V 'Miss Matilda Jane Collins.' 'Ah!' exclaimed Bluster, She'll make a good wife. Why fear her!' 'Because,' said Oldflint, hesitating,and looking very red in the face. 'Because I'm afraid she'd try to wear the pants. You know her sister, Brown's wife, has the upper hand of him; and that's what I hate m a woman, Bluster, bhe mignt ' turn out shiftless, lazy, unrefined! mo if Twniilrl jtinrl fhnf , me lJ 0U1U ,am?. tnat- D- -n 'Nonsense, Uldthnt. Urown is only half a man any woman could manage him; and she only displays good sense in taking the reins into her own hands.' 'Well, perhaps I might as well run the risk now as ever. I'll consider the mat ter anyhow. I think I'll go it blind. But if she should attempt to boss me! ter; 'with the aid of my experience, you mi a lit. vontura on marriao-e with the most -' ' ' "v ' turbulent female in the village of Buck-! town.' 'I don't care about my wife being so handsome or accomplished; I don't want a wife for display. I want a woman who . will give me all the enjoyments of domes-' I tic felicity, without its costing me any trouble, or interfering in the least with i my ordinary pursuits. This she may not j expect to afford me. If she don't, I wish to know how to make her. Let me as certain that, and I'll marry.' 'Well, Oldflint, your wishes shall be gratified. Now, tell me what you think of me as a husband of my wife of our domestic felicity?' 'Why, you arc happy, and satisfied with your condition, which is evidence e nough of your good qualities as a hus band; your wife is one of the neatest,best naturcd, most devoted little bodies I know of just the thing for a wife; and, under theso circustances you enjoy domestic felicity.5 'Gad, I do, Oldflint, that's a fact. But such a woman as she was when I got her! A dozen Matilda Jane Collinses are no comparison she was so difficult to man- age. I thought to do it, just perhaps as j you do, but 'twas no use; the more liberty j I gave her, the more she'd take. It final ly came to that pass that I seemed only a fixture in my owu house. Now you sec how it is. There's not a man m Buck town that has a more obliging or obedient ' wife than I; but it's all owing to my train ing her; and you you poor ignoraraous you imagine its all done through kind ness. ilai na: ino, no, uiuniut. ui those kind looks, and gentle attentions,as they're called, which husbands exhibit in public, are only for display a kind of conventional formality. Its behind the scenes, in the private family circle, where you've got to go to understand the thing as it is. Now my wife, for a year or so after we married, had it all her own way; but by that time, I became heartily tired of playing the lover, and' You put the pants on yourself, eh?' 'Didn't I, though? and havn't I got them on yet? This was the true kind of kindness. Women know that we're the strongest, and know the most; so when we act that way when we command and don't entreat they think we are only acting manly.' Bluster seemed to be in his element, and gave his friend a long discourse on the proper management of a wife. lie t - ail T 1 n t fiually wound up with 'Come to-morrow eveniner to tea, and then we'll talk more on this matter.' Oldflint agreed to it, and then Bluste took his leave. nUAPTRR. TT Tn tl.n nffAmnnn of t.lin fnlWinrr dav ,r . . i 1 a- tt Mr. Oldflint sat alone in his office. He 1.n4 snnnf.tlin nrnnnHin niirlifc nndeavor- Jnrr In Homrlfi whof.l.r nr not he should marry; so through the day, up to this, time, had his mind, been burdened with."""" , ; . , -""V. . . . .', n .stance which hannened m their townt conuiacration 01 tne ail-important suDiecc tt u ...1 c 1. p I other for that station, than Miss Matilda Jane Collins. And iith regard to hor,; J.1U CUUIU liUl, 1UI il iUUlllUUk, tUlIUi. Ul U1JJ tho only question was, whether he could 'manage' her or not, as Mr. Isluster termed3 it. His revolving doubts were finally so.vcd to that e,ten that he wrote rf foU.wi.gm.rm.g. . w- 3 O L a note which pleased him i)enn Imih iuiuic uiuj, on the writing desk at which he sat, were numerous sheets of papor writen over bearing evidence of this. Each was a inac wuica ne uiumateiy nxeu upon, uu tuus . 'I flatter myself hat you wi not be surprised at the declaration I to make. fye"b , development of your beauty, admired ' your many superior accomplisbments.and above all, with most pleasing emotions observed the daily evidences of the noble heart you possess. And the more I have seen of you, the greater has my love 1 grown for you. But I never dared till now to dream that such a lovely and ac- ! complished being could bo destined for ,i . . r nq artuit. ns mftli fiftn entertain lor WOUiau Tn C, ,;in. hn;?n'fi;s annnd8 on r..r. vyti y .1.r, r- , I. -. ! I Jl. I. I.L.. . H, . ,, 1. AltAH 1 and contribute to your own, I have do .terrained to assume, and dare everything to gain that summit of my earthly hopes. ' I have wealth, position, and Gne prospects, a11 of wuich 1 laJ afc yur feet they be- linS as nothing to me, unless you will condescend to share them. Accept me, ,maaam, as your lire s slave. An early decision of my fate may re lieve me from the harrassing doubts in which I am now involved.' After having read and re-read this several times, he wrapped it carefully up and laid it away in a private drawer,and then wended his way to the store of Mr. Bluster. CIIAPTEll III. Arm-in-arm the two friends sauntered down the aristocratic street in which the mansion of Mr. Bluster was situated. A little pale-faced woman, with a care worn visage, met them at the door. She proved to be Mrs. Bluster. Certainly one would not have thought she lacked 'for management. At one time she must have been beautiful a woman pleasinpc to look upon. But now, it was too evi dent she had much to be relieved of; it was that idea which struck the behold- er that herlifo was married by a denial ot the reliet winch but one human being could afford; and he was a brute. 'Is tea ready?' was the frowning saluta tion of her lord. 'You ordered it at four, and it is only three now,' she answered demurely. 'Oh! ha! right,' he exclaimed. 'Well, at four to a second, my love.' A sovcritm welcoming to his dominions a neighboring potentate, could not have done it more majestically than Mr. Blus ter waived his friend to a seat in the drawing-room. Mrs. Bluster having withdrawen, her lord thus addressed Mr. Oldflint. 'Did you notice her anxiety to please me, even in that little matter?7 'I did,' replied Oldflint. 'That's the way to have a wife,'Bluster then continued. 'And it's only exercising my rights in my own house. You've got to command to have implicit obedience, Oldflint.' 'But what if your wife should refuse to obey you?' he asked. 'llefuse! Refuse! I'd like to see her get up so much spunk. Why, I've seen her tremble all over, like a leaf, just be cause I raised my voice above the ordin ary pitch. Demeanor and the way "ou talk is everything. I can make my wife laugh or cry, merely by modulating my voice to the right key. And demeanor, that comes in play best when you're out amonjr folks. One evemmr, two j-cars after we were married, I recollect we , were over to Warren's at a party. My wife used to be a good performer on tho piano, and an excellent singer. But there wa3 one tune which was a favorite with every- body. Morning, noon, and night, she , lady consents, lead her to the altar." was thumping it out of the piano here,till "Yes, you'll have to get her consent I become so sick of it, I just told her that J now; but by-and-by, the angelic creature if I heard it again, I'd throw the piano ' will have to walk chalk. Eh, Oldflint." out of doors. And I would, too, for an "I certainly mean to have something example if nothing more. Well, at this to say then," replied he with a grin, party, they asked her to play it. She'd This closed their conference and Old look at me, and then I'd put on a stern ' flint left the residence, of his friend, pon- demeanor, anu snc a rciusc. vurvuuuv asked her almost, and she wanted to do it; but my demeanor told her plainer ll T 1 1 - ,1 l.y .IakA.1 Vlt ? luau worus, uot lu, uuu auu uaiuu uuv. XTrtw T ci.nirl tiiJnl.-if. onsh vmi n rmnil deal of trouble,' said Oldflint. 'You've 1 who stood well in his profession, was re "ot the matter reduced to such a science.' puted a man of wealth, and was supposed 'No trouble at all,' replied Bluster, ; never to have been jilted. He was, too. 'At first it was a little perplexing, but .an admirer of the fair sex, and his atten- i now it comes natural. I always say, my dear my love or something of that , by the Bucktown maidens. In addition sort; but she knows by my looks exactly j to this, Miss Matilda Jane had long en what I mean, even if I address her as an tertained a liking for him, and in the hope anel. Not Ion" aro, my brother and that ho would eventually offer himself, Ins familr were here, making us a visit, . . . J , - ... . . 1 1 .1 ' tie's a kind of a mili:-ana-waicr UUSDanu ' let's his wife do about as she pleases. ; r . . iw "el, bilw uuau tt"a . wie Put 0D and hang me if she didn't P. , . . . . n ,.. , A man with a lovely and 1 ly and interesting wife, u"n"S '"'. Tft iZ VJ&- " f, """ I" " 7, VivVn . 1 ,i " j in til'p thit I m f hf ,b""" 's tvnint hus- i Danus. iuy love, sum i, m . . ..,, f in 1 1 1 J I hi Hn Cfnnnfacr. tones 1 COIUU UUL Willi bUUU aiuva uu hw, 'my love, do you really mean to advocate such a monstrous doctrine a doctrine which, if carried out, would render soci ety a perfect chaos?' And as sure as I'm she hadn't courage enou (Til , m announccd. nr wnrfl . M BI f . importance of , 6 1 cQuld b(J aTld be resolVed the present oc- rj?h d th toW and tea j j - 'My dear, said Bluster tasting I iis tea, 'you've actually got my tea too hot. I Oldflint thought his, if any thing, too cold; and wondered at Mr. Bs peculiar taste; but a wink from that redoubtable gentleman gave him to understand that i '.oonto bave to exercise his own powers amnie ui ujuw.miu" n ai,.U6 . ., . . 1 . m.: : .ti, - iuterost. ak ll Ik r 111'nfll inn . M 11 i :i I I'llMIl' . IIT III Willi In trembling haste, Mrs. Bluster applied O ' I' cold water to her lord's tea. A.T-i 1 I 1 .1 vioi so mucn, ray uear ne cxciaimcu impatiently. gtern demea Then tasting it, and with eanor, as I 1. lZ 1 tf r I VWIU IJ I S V k J nave uiuieu itj uu ccmunuuu, x ucuuuu you ve made it pcrtectly cow. Another moment and the lady had a t iresu cup oeiorc mm. jjul wis a a after h5s domestic comforts, as when he unsatisfactory as the former. Repeated ' iade her happiness bis chicfest study. , trials to please him with like success fol-j hat wonder, then, that she, thus treat lowed. At length the petty tyrant tho t apparently indifferent toward he read satisfaction in the admiring eyes , wl,n f . wni-f!1:f u was ' of Oldflint, and desisted his petty perse-' cution. . , , . with sharpened appetite to dinner, it was In high glee with himself, the model oi iher not rea(ly or only partially cooked; wife-managers finished his meal, and the!ao with all bis mcala aud all thosc coin. two betook themselves again to the draw-; forts he consjdcred it should be tho single ins room, niucu to the relict or tue meek Mrs. Bluster. "Xow I think I have given you a spec iraen," said Bluster, as soon as they were j ; seated, "of the manner in which a turbu- lent woman can De manageu. xuu u you aa aI)gry word with her. and lately sue want more, you shall have it." Iba1 trcated him with indifference with "No more!" exclaimed Oldflint eager- 'calm dignity as unmoved by his mis ly. But really,'' he continued, "I never b and discomforts, as if he were the had the slightest idea that your wiie nccd-jlast cu so inuuu ujuuiigiug. Oldflint couldn't help pitying the un happy Mrs. Bluster. He rose in consid- .! 1 f 1 ll 111 eration witn niniseir, as ne tuougut now , easily a woman with such meek loofcs, )rufllea ber gbc was affeotionate, knew sorrowful a countenance, and eager, m-jwell tllG ikingS and dislikings of her hus stant obedience could be managed. band, and took pleasure in consulting "JLeS, ne saiu lnwaruiy, u niuu uuut ment of that kind, j ust to show her how unhappy I can make her, and then lnd-Jin ness will De appreciaieu, is me uuuiai; u adopt with my wife." "Why, I tell you it comes perfectly natural," said Bluster, in reply to Old flint's observation. "This is only a spec imen of what occurs every day. But then most young people, as you do, who don't know anything about marriage, would luiuu. me ucvn iw ptvj, 11 - you see we married men have to appear what they call kind husbands, in public But they all do the same after marriage. There's to be a head to the family, and a man that's got any spunk in him, takes the position himself." "Well, Bluster I'm perfectly satisfied, and much obliged to you for the enlight ment on this point you have given me. If I had been aware years ago that wives could be brought so completely in subjec tion to their husbands, I should have done this, because I now see plainly that in j whatever a woman differs after, from what j she was before marriage, it is all tho hus band's fault." "Exactly, my dear fellow. That's it. One woman's about as good as another, if you only understand their nature, anu above all, know how to manage them. bo you will marry now. "I shall propose to-morrow morning." I replied Oldflint, "and as soon as the fair 1 & (uunu uu ma uuc piww uwu,ujw felicity. Much to his joy, the following evening found him an engaged man. I w 1 .1 Miss Matilda Jane Uolnns had not nes- itnl.od in accenting biin. He was a man tions were always received with pleasure had declined several lavoraDie matrimo- nial alliances. The fair lady named an early day, and soon the denizens of Bucktown rejoiced in tho presonce among them of a Mrs. Old flint. CHAPTER IV. A brief year of wedded bliss passed o vcr the heads of Mr. and Mrs. Oldflint, and found them pleased with each other. Mr. Oldflint loved his wife tenderly and t.nnk delight in seeing her admired. He o ctrnvn tn orat.ifv her everv wish: and thus his first twelve months of matrimonial ox - nnrfl hv n. ?nrirln 13UCUVb Uv II vU viij v j O cloud. He and Bluster had met but little. TTnmn had been to him the storehouse whence ho drew all his joys. Here he passed all his leisure time; and to hie hither at the close of his days labor, had beeu the sweet solace of his close business tasks. Thus pleasantly occupied, his friends had been forgotten. Before marriage he had been m tho habit of meeting with a club for convivial questions poured in on the delighted Old purposes, of which Bluster was also a flint. His stupidity vanished, and; like member. On marrying ho had broken a l omanticschool-boy making his first con off his connection with it. This his form- fession of love to the misstress of his heart, er friends of course vie wed with dissatis- did he, between blushes and grins, confess faction. ' nd obtain forgivuess of his wife. "His wife won't let him:" was their ob- Breakfast over, the happy couple re servation, which finally reached his ears, tired to the little boudoir of Mrs. Old no had a lurking wish to stand well in flint. their opinion, and finally consented to Mr. Oldflint went not to his office that ' Bluster's invitation to spend an evening at j tho club. Thus opened the second year 1 of his marriage. His first attendance 1 was but the prelude to Qthevs and at length he was as regularly present as ov? . . ft -11 er. "No man onn serve two masters." Oldqipt found the attractions of home do nvnncn oc i, ft mo Ki nnnvJulnV nnm; ! pwiops, iho YTiscs ot his fo were UALjUOU tLJ 1 1 (J UlLlill UIUU 11IIJ Ulllll nothing to him now. If she remonstra 111 - V l 1 ? 1.1. . j UU" agamst his going out ; he cared for it. No show of interest m -no exhibition of the pleasure she in pleasing him no evidence of the his disregard of tier happiness her, had any effect on him. He t,:ra a't,00 - T111T1 p.VG j seemed to consider that she, unloved and unCared for, must just as insiduously look ; tl i t orcou. whcn he hurriad home end and aim of a wife -to provide. In ttfis strait, Mr. Oldflint thought of "mnnnffflmpnt " nf r T.lnstpr's mnrlo of operating. bufcj somehow or other, he stood in awe of hig wifc ne had never passe(1 per3on sbo could takc interest in Mrs. Oldflint was what might be called ; a smart woman. She was affable, and ; courteous, aud dignified as a queen. She ; wn f n pnnnnimalil t.omr.Pr r.nfhW hem. She was also proud, and fully as apable of 'managing" a3 her lord, though a different way. She knew that what Oldflint had been the first year ot their marriage a good husband- -he might a- gain be "managed" to become. In short so well did she know Mr. Uldmnt his proaeh of death made him contess the er weakuess that she had resolved that it r0rs of the past, and seek the forgiveness was necessary for his and her happiness (tbat sbc s10Uid don the "pants" and she bad toQ mucb scnse to wear them other- vrise than ligutiy. xomascemm conscious or the estenfc his happiness depended on her, was she now endeavoring to increase his unhappincS3. She was determined to force him into an explanation or change of conduct, and then take the reins into her own hands. It was on this ground she changed her tactics. CHAPTER V. In tho manner described in the last Chapter, tontinued tho affairs of Mr. and Air. ( imflinf. tn thrive lor some weeKs. G-ratiUally a change came over him; he came aml WCQt from the honse rcgularly three times a day. He remained as short a time as possible. Toward Mrs. Oldflint he acted as jf fearing reproof. Noiselessly he shut the doors, lightly he trod the carpets, and swiftly he stepped from the gate on his departure. In the house he was always timid, reserved and silent. Outside, in his intercourse with intercourse with his fellow townsmen, in his business trans actions in everything he set value upon he strove to retain and recruit his con fidence and courage by obtaining more courage than ordinary success by acquiring un- wonted respcctrby enchanting the esteem of others for him; and when the time ar- rived for him to Return, and he imagined himself as welLloadcd with confidence and assurance as to meet with a brazen front the accusing dignity of his wife, he would make the attempt; but it was no use. The first glance of her sent all oozing out of his fingers ends; and Mr Oldflint tho't a ood deal, tic thought how much bet- ter off he would have been had he never again resorted to the club. He feared that he- was loosing his wife's affee- . . Til tions; he wanted to retreat, out ne couldn't. He had taken the first step had yielded to the influence of his com panions, and neglected his wife. He hadn't the courage to.takc the right course ho dared not try management Finally he became intoxicated one night and was taken home insensible. Uucc or twice before he had been thus indi cated; but then he was taken to a hotel. He arose the next morning with an ach ing head, and but half recovered from his intoxication, and found himself in his own house. Still he had sense enough to appreciate his condition. In this stupid state he noiselessly dressed himself, aud carefully stole toward the back stairs. He wished to get out without being seen by his wife. He reached and was pass ,ing out of the gate, when, like a clap of thundor. tllQ Voice of his Wife fell on his startled ear. Breakfast was ready, she said, and you must come and partake of ; it. Mr. Oldflint doubted his senses as he listened to his wife; but he returned. Seated at the breakfust table, she was most kind in her attentions. "Is the cof fee hot enough, my dear? Have another roil? Bo the eggs suit you, my love? liow do you like the steaic and similar forenoon; he spont it with his who, lie told her a long story about himself gave her the whole history of his connection wish Bluster. He related, too, his many schemes for encouraging her, over which they both had a neaity inugu; ana,io . . . . -, 1,.... .i - brenfc oU ms inumacy wi n M ic a never resume 11 again, resume it again, he -voluntarily promuett. W 4 They were happy; home resumed its empire over Oldflint, and continued its sway ever after. Years rolled on, and happy children gathered around his hearth stone. Beared in such a genial atmosphere, they become honorable and useful members of society. CHHPTBR VI. Poor Mrs. Bluster! Often the unfor tunate lady asked herself for what end fate had linked her to a brute. She wa3 highly esteemed by her acquaintances an honored member of a Christain com munity and ever open to the appeals of charity. Her husband was not a scoun drel in the eyes of tho world. The poli tician sought his influence the Church his aid! He' was reckoned a useful mem ber of society; yet to one great end of existence, contributing to others' happi ness, he proved as recreant as the crim inal who fills a felon's cell, or swings from ! the callows. He had destroyed her hap- pincss, her interest in tne woriu, vy "management." He went to all extents crossing her happiness. He scoffed at her religoin, reviled her best friends, out raced her purest sentiments, and thwart- ed her in the training of her children. To hate him was natural; but what could she, a poor weak woman, do acaiastsuch a pillar of society! At length disease came, and prostrated Bluster on the sick-bed. The physician's skill availed him not. Gradually he sank j until hope of his recovery failed. Then ' the minister was called in, and he sought to reconcile his soul with God. Now the poor lady might have indul ged revengful feelings, for her mighty ty- ' raat was laid low. But, no. The ap- 0f the iniured women. Ihen she blotteu her misery from existence her long years of despair and constantly and un weanediy sought to relieve ms suiienn, Finally, heid the only good thing o he ever did for her he died. jSfo wife ever regretted her departed lord more than Mrs. Bluster. The delu- ded woman thought that if he had recov- ercd. he would have proved the kindest and best of husbands. Death proved her best friend; she liv ed and -died a happy widow; and, when the last sad scene of earth closed upon her, and put an end to her usefulness,the mmm nvfinimp.d. A saint has none to Heaven.' Singular and Extensive Claim w jfoj w W; tht last . . , ls 111 qcciuieui - large number of our citizens resident and owning property in the western part of the ctT at the suit of parties claiming . . .nnf ne cnrrni m;n;nn r..r of dollars. The claim, as we understood it, is made to embrace a number St blocks nr snlid snuares. in the city, upon which are erected some of tho finest and most , co.t buildiDgs within it. The square J ir w ,n. from Tenth to Eleventh and from Walnut to Chesnut streets, including the assembly buildings; that from Seventeenth toEigh- zxi&x and from Chesnut to Walnut street, - . -x ; j . , w k bi h u V Ala v W w-w - j solute right to convey, and that there- fore the right of possession or title in this to be found on entire length of Walnut st. and that from nineteenth to Twentieth and from Chesnut to "Walnut streets, which takes in the splendid palace of madame Rush, constitute, as we learn, the blocks claimed in the southern section of the ci tv proper. It is also understood that cor- I responding blocks north of these, within , the city limits, are claimed by the same parties, Wltn various prupuiuea iu uiuci parts of the county. The parties claiming as plaintiffs in the writ are Wm. L. Bostwick, James B. Bostwick, Wm. and Francis Mary Hal stead, David and Margaretta G. Moore, Theodore Glcntworth, and some twenty others, as hbirs of the original proprietor. It is said the parties claim as the heirs of a person named Budden, who is said to have received title under Wm. Penn, and who died something more than a cen tury since, leaving a widow as executrix. The widow, it appears, according to tho allegations, had no power given her to sell any part of the estate of the deceas ed, and therefore made leases for ninety niuc years, the longest time permitted by the law. Theso have now expired, and the heirs claim that no conveyance has ev er been made by any party having an ab vast amount of property is in them, and not in the parties who hold it. What is likely to be the result of the matter it is of course difficult to determine. We have frequently heard of wholesale claims of this character before indeed there arc, perhaps,but few properties in the city which have not at some time or other, been the subject of a litigation of a simi lar character, and whilst the results of a trial are for the most part postponed to an indefinite period, they servo perhaps only to bring doubt upon the titles of property heretofore couriered of an un disputable character, subjecting the hold er to a world of ucedless and vexatious annoyance. The proceedings in question havo given rise to a very considerable excitement in tho neighborhoods effected by thein, aa sterotyped writs have been served in a wholesale manner. Daity Keics.