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'i That Uotrriuiiriit h the hist which govern least.' l'!UVTEI) ,VI PURMS1IED iivTiivi liTTATK. ," V. B. Piu.MCR, Hsu, , is authorized to act Auentlorthe Columbia Democrat, m rcce. p. . i, pioniei for subscription and advertising, at his. Agency in Philalpl)hia. j M-K. W. CARR.K.i..it hisOetieral New-: mnvr Airencv Ollice, F.vnns' Huildihg, imin X 1 I L Vh. Phil.HMnhiii rxchange, in ; Street, npposUe the I h.ladel I a l.xcnang , Ant for (he Columbia Dkmm ai . . -' f liCtter from the Uoltl Ilcsion. NO 3 The Letter we publish to-day, djtc' t San Francisco, August 30, 1818, n we" as other letters nnd Hecoiiuis that wc have already published respecting the grid re gion, goes to show that the apparently ex. nggerated descriptions that have been b lished are probably no exaggerations a nil. Bays the Washington Clobe. That Here is a great extent of territory from Ib'tv to fifty thousand square mile? which is i" its general character auriferous, arl in a degree almost without parallel, is certainly true, too, that much gold has becn'-xtract-cd ; that much is known to exist: and it may be assumed that the supply, f not in 'exhaustible, is very abundantjand will give permanent occupation toniners, if not through all time, yet for maiy years to come. Hut the question may be askel, Cui bono is all, this metallic wealth ? Tho is to be enriched ? Who is tJ be bcrtitcd ? Not all, we imagine, who dig forold will find wealth. Many will seek,lt not all will find.- Even ro far, diggiipr the preci ous 6re, when all things cine to be con sidered, has not been invarihly the wealth insuring occupation that pny suppose it has '.been. Everything ulful and purcha sable at California rise a: once, upon the discovery of the gold regf n, to most enor mous prices prices luat lid no reterence fJivs'. 4e,or utility.'vr to any known or customary standard, bit solely to the knojvn or assumed abuiiinee of the pre vious metal ; nnd thest prices seem to have been readily obtaied. Whence it appears that the gold fillers have not been the most fortunate adveiurers of all, but ratlter those who happend to have a sup ply of snch articles of traic as the others needed ; while articles live been sold at from one thousand to fiv thousand per cent, advance upon the cot, or rather up on what would have been fair price be fore the discovery of the ld. Itut this state of tilings cannot last log, in our opin ion. Prices will come dowi and gold will cease to be found in such ic-redible quan tities as leretofore. Thousands and tens of lousands arc now wending, or soon will be wending, their way to California. Tiose who go thither with rational and motst expecta tions will not be disappoints, probably. They are certain, wc suppo, of finding some gold it may be much. But il they fine none, we are not sure tht they ought , f M,1V ,,iK all(im a, K0(, busilu.s, to enrol themselves in the calory of the now as they were then. unfortunate ; for they will linl what is j The common lahnrin? men in the country are infinitely better a salubrious iiul delight- i becoming the capitalists ot California. Median ful climate, with all the softtie and ame-' il""lf11 trade, barbers, conks, stewards, day-lu- e f... i :.i,... i , borers, servants of all grades, (and I had almost nitv of Italy, without her svamtis and ., . . , . .. . . . 1 sai l sexes, too,) are aliove lieing nireil, unless at mnlana ; a fertile country, am plenty of ,,nn,.m(MI aSes. The why i, that they can go rich land of all varieties woodid, prairie, t theedd washings and wish out their ten, and level, undulating, hilly and liiniutainous ' perhaps tiny or one hundred dollars a day, The too. for those who love the itifiiiii..;., ...wl black fellow who is steward at the hotel here- adapted to all sorts of run. I and ajjricultu- .l C. -t ! . . r r.., .R-eup,,!,,..-.... pi.un.ng, laming, and ,,, ft ,,. FlVt. a, tun .loll.rs a d.,y is grazing. And we are not by an;,- means the common wage here for mechanics and labo certain, that if the whole gold :enon of ring men. 01 course the expenses of living are fifty thousand square miles, more or l(,f;rii was merely a healthy, fertile counttv, with out a grain of gold, it would not bi. in th, long run, a much more valuable die, and be more likely to insure health, viahli, and happiness to the emigrant, than it now does. Hut, as things now are, he U lullv certain of finding one reality if m misses the other. Should he find that his i,l, ,, visions are not realized and are not real izable, then he finds himself in a healthy pleasant country, where it is easy to in comfort without any great exertion, a id -;tsv to acquire wealth, or what is better, a i-iinipciem't', wi-h it. The writer of the letter says, that he believes that "within a twelvemonth, tn thousand souls will hv.e been added to the present population o California." Thin is a low 'stinute, we think, innl at least BLOOMSRUllG, COLUMBIA CO., SATURDAY, ten thousand umliT the mark. We have little doubt, that by tin? first of September : ne.vii mure win nave ueeu iwemy uious . .1 .. in i i . ... .i ;uul or more added to the number ill the , , , f . , . . , , , One passive in the letter we have read wjU, niu,., p.,,,.,, w,iei is: . . ,, , " l''v"y ial engaged m hunting gold, and ev. ( . J i;,,. .... .i ... Bfl 'II 1 1 II ! I in- III 'l I 1 T i; This is deplorable. Wc hope this state of things is not quite so bad, though, and we have seen published letters that give a much more flattering account of the morals and deportment of those who are digging for gold. Hut it must be confessed that this is a pursuit not well calculated 10 im prove and elevate the moral sentiments of those who are actually engaged in it we mean those who perforin the manual labor required by the several processes of ex tracting and manipulating. Hut the intro duction of law and regulations will no doubt remove much of the evil, if it eonnot remove all. San Francisco, Aug 30, 19 IS. My diah Sir: Since my last imthing very im portant has occurred here amongst the gold din ger!. The excitement continues, ami every day, almost, vessel are arriving, lolled with goods and passengers ; the latter destined fur the gold washing. Much sickliest prevails amongst the diwr, and very many have left, sick, and oth ers ure leaving-, for their linineJ and Ihs more healthy portions of the country, intending to re turn to their labiits aller the sickly season shall have passed, which will be alter the first of Oc tuber. Ky the first of November t presume over f..ur thousand persons will be engaged in the xnltl placers, w ashing out the precious metal. The -airia remarkable sucress continues, a hevetofnie, to attend the labors of the i!er.v. Ten dollars a day, on an avmje, i the lo.vest possible esti mate any one nuts npnii llie n-ceipts of each on; of the two or three thmisand people now at wurk. Almost every day we bear of iin new discovery in some betore unexplored part of the country, v ', S; birge amounts of gold ,,re readiiyjobtaincd, in usual mode, by washing in tin pati,'slul. low , idkelsi.and rude machines called crmltn. Wherever explorations have been made to the east and south of the Sacrament", on the streams and rivulets issuing froiii the western si(b of the California lange of iiieiinlains, as far down as Los Angeles, (or City of the Angels,) gold has been found. Just reflect a moment. Here is an extent of country varying from fifty to seventy live or one hundred miles in width, and between four and five hundred miles long, where a man can go in, almost at random, with bis tin nan. jack-knife, or pickaxe, and, intbe ci urse i f three or four weeks, wash nut his' one, two, five.jand in some instances ten ami twenty Ihou-and dob lars of gold-nust or ore. I know of an instance where a company of seven men, who had been five weeks at work, returned with nine thousand dollars each. Three Ihou-and dollars a month, for an industrious man, in ordinary iligginifi, is a fair average. Many, who hit upon some pro lific tlimitg, or some raie place of depo-ite, will uct that much in a few days. It is really most wonderful ; and the wonder increases, when you consider that there seems to lie no end to it. In l other words, those who occupy the s round where ! ilia irnlit iv:t found in :inv oounlilv isrtvlhu miit. ''es hisjonc hundred ami filly dollars a month; the black cook, ditto; assistants, fitly and sixty verv grea', and sn they in t continue for some time lo conn-. Those who are sent out here as ollieers of llie ne v territorial government to be e-tablisbed, (and Very si nu it is to be hoped,) omdil to be naid hainlsoiiie salaries; n Ihev arc not, thev will find it an;.lning but lucrative busi ne-s, and Ihe fl.ivc rnmciil will be unable to retain nnv man in ollice six nueiths alter he real ties here. A large emigr ition is expected into the conn trv across the continent this fall . As the news ofthe g'ld discoveries readies Oregon, many Wl """'k Mm" Already tbey have commen red coming in !nm toe I'aeilic rn.i-f nl Ninth Amciiia and the i-b-s of the sea. A large por Moii o the foreign poiu!a!'"i of (lie Sandwick lianil, w'oi are not in some wav peril ioned upon, or who Imve no a i banee to hVere I he fi vem merit, have already an ived or are te.w on their wav hire U'iihm a twelveuioiilh. I he'ieieten thousand souls will have heen added to the pres- nt poiiulniion ol Cjlilor:na. lii addition in 1'ii- gold, the ro-hest )uickilver mines ev.'r knoAii iiave been Uncovered in dif- I freiit parts of the country. 1 visited one two 1 U..L. l.,,t ,,vuntv.rive miles troin here. uv-ro nniiwV uuinn c " which Ins been worked for some months. It be longs, I believe, to an Kntrli sb gentlemnn, by the name of Km lies, residing Teric or MazatUi, Mexico. Some of the ore yields nevenly per cent, of quicksilver. 1 saw sixty-seven pounds of quicksilver extracted from one hundred and fifty pounds of ore. Thirty per cent, is about the average yield. Silver, lead, and coal have also been discovered. Iron is common. Altogether, it is probably the richest mineral country in the world. lint ore does tint constitute all the wealthtif California. This northern section of the country, many parts of it, is capable of being made a good agricultural country. The whole ol it is admi rably adapted for grazing. In my travels, I have seen as fine wheat and corn-fields, potato patches, vegetables, Irints, (such as apples, pears, peach es, and quinces,) and vineyards, as I ever saw in any country. In the race alter gold, the fauns, gardens, &c, are now almost entirely neglected. Still, they show what the country can produce, il properly cultivated. Within a range ot lilty or seventy-live miles from here, there are (our very good grist mills, and three or four saw mills, do in a fine business. To the south, at Los Angeles and that vicinity, fruits and vineyards are cultivated quite exten sively. Very good brandy and excellent wine is made there. All the towns in California have been, for two or three months, and still are, pret ty much deserted by the male population, who are digging for gold. The whole country with the exception of tlm valleys ol the Sacramento and ils principal tributaries, and that vicinity, during (he months of July, August, and Septem ber is remarkably healthy. Disease except fe vers, and fever and ague, during the months and in the vicinity above slated is almost a stranger to the climate of California. This town, and in fact all the towns along the coast, is as healthful, perhaps, as any patt of the world. liuf now let me reverse this picture. The dis covery of this gold has brought, and is daily bringing, into the country a most motley and, to s iv the leust, a most suspicions population. The protliiiato, the idle, the gambler, the runaway sailor and soldier, the bankrupt in lorliine and character, and the desperate adventurer, from al most every nation under heaver,, (saying nothing ofthe now disband.-1 regiment of New York vol. unleers,) constitute, at present, perhaps , a mil joritv of tlm population of California, or, morn ciiireetly, of the gold region. Intbe race after gold, religion andninralily are scouted at : edu cation is not dreamed o ; firms are neglected, ami crops are descited and left to rot in and upon the ground: dissipation ami profanity arc almost universal; there are no l.iws for the u'overnance of tiie country ; and if there were, there is no power in the country that could enloree them, robberies and murders are eeinniitlei1, and their perpetrators 'go unpunished, Kvery man enga ged in bunting gold, and even one who visits the gold region, goes armed In the teeth. Scenes ot violence occur; there i no secunlv h-r hie or pmiieilv: and t tins Ilium mu-l remain until a iilaiiv-oigiiu. 'd territorial government is or ganized at Washington over California, ami a sliung military (raouliy) force sent out to sus tain it. For some time to com c, a residence in Califor nia will be anything but agreeable or desirable. As said before, this state of u inys is principally confined to the' ki Id and mineral districts. At this place, the society is comparatively respec'a ble and ordeily. fir the honor and credit of our country, w hose territory this now is; lor the sale. ty and well-being ofthe respectable and well dis posed inhabitants of the country ; for the sake of law and order, of religion and sound morality, the Congress ol the United Slates should immuti- atih organize a territorial government over Cal ifornia ; and a man nj i.rnllnl mur-il rhurartir , if hith reputation M it ttuti smtin ami jurist, of the ttrirlrst inteiivily. ot tttculril Jirinnnr, and of 'ng'i moral eouraitr, should be selected by the President for (ovetnor. Ti e judicial 'irr.s, wW rxpcriulli, fhnrlit lir mni uf Ihe. funic slump. In tact, all thenbord inale olliceis ofthe new government ol Ibis country should be selected from amniiL'-d the best men at home, who w ill be w illing to come out here. I n addition to this civil and umral lorce, a strong ,,l,i,.,v (. j ,r ,, (. ....i",,, 'h,l,,.lepl,',.,. ' Mr. ,.,', j,,,, airy) lorce should also lie cent out to Hul the civ- voted for -V Uobli. Al'ier the r;, ballot (oi voe,l il aim of government, in ease o any rgency. Ihe members udjoiirtied Asa matter ol course, ibis will be he.iliplarters ! , Wednesdav, .l.ill 'Id. i o ir . I Metal II o'clock. Proceeded in elect a oh ik. herea ierlor our Pa.-ilic naval force, and one or ! . , . . , ' " ' "e,K- ' er, live mil ns r votes but no candidate h iving a more vessels will be heie Constantly : so lhat t j n,:,j.,i iry ol the whole number of votes. Ad have nnlhii'g to uige on that head. I will sim- i join ned to meet at 11 o'clock on Thursd.iv. ply say, this i- most de-nable, us they cm in t a- , Tliur'dav, Jan. 4lh. a iruird for the protection f our men Inn I and! Tl is moraine, ihe Whigs an I .Vinves united whabi ship", which now are disc it, d hy their 1 '""'i- M'- V'.viuw. .m.t alter lb" 'l, vole, Ihe Willi:" crews almost as soon as I heir auciinis ,,re lei go ; orooo-e'l to conijir .iniie Messrs, (loorier, 'Ivans, the crew, running aw.iv for the gold washing. hleu Sr , mad- speeches ,,( the I ).-.,, - er .is , . ... ., ' . . . I ken- i'l!e.dis-..iir,ged excitement .mil pr. r.'.'..i I .ao.iio- -in- oon.-o j., iniy aou sia, liou.trs a month tor roinmoii sailors, and they have the greaie-i dllll uity in finding rrew at tn.,1 price for wa.'.es. Therare now in the I'nited States 1 1 f collrces Ft under the denomination "f 'he I5nptits; Oof the I'piscopalians ; IH of (he Methodists ; I I rf the Kotnnn flalho lics ; Koflhn ('ontrrrirationalists ; atultlir remaining fll mosily I'reshyierians. Poetry- For the Columbia Democrat. The liit.it liuialc Immigrant. BY A SCHOOL BOV. He is none : beneath the cold lod they have laid him, And none there remain, his departure lu mourn; He is gone: the sAilt-winged death -angel bade hi in Speed away from the soiruwa so long he had bourne. Horn 'neatli the sway of a government tyranical, Kean d in me land nl ojieMun a slave ; No iiivings uf fancy , or visions chimerical Caused lillii the danger ot oceuli tobuvo. Hut the sound, so txlatick, of lieedom bad cougin hi in, For the sweet sound of freedom re echoes alar, Ami his i note ablnuance ol lyiany uioughl In In To Columbia guided ty libi-m's Ui. Kind friends bad he there, in bis own lutiv, land And endeared companions, who bid bun Qui speed, Departing forever, the iasp of his band Caused the fund heal u ol main , at purlin", to bleed. But the pleasures, sn fondly, he hoped, would ailend him, The blessing). g, loudly, he hoped to enjoy, Like the rainbow, receding, would only oelru nd him fly the varied reflections, which led to decoy. To thee is life pleasing ? hath nothing depressed thee ! Oh! inmirn ihe hard la'e of the ene we lni.ent ; Ait thou discontented i though plenty has bless ed thee, Oh ! let his std history teach thee content, Rut now he's released Irorn all his vexations ; He has sunk inlo sleep ipiiet serene The storms ot adversiiv, and deep tribulations Forever were hushed, at the close of the tcene. Xo: cares "and afilictions no more shall assail thee, Which, through the whole course of thy life did abound ; Though none there be lell, save (lie mute lo be wail thee Sweet comfort beyund the dark tomb thou hast fon i S 1 1 J.CiS. i KiiurinrrarfuL irv Vitl. Iti Hi " , - v II I Mil lyiKI The Sn in ,r Flower. V J. T. UL'ISENBERIir. I would not call thee back again, .M y lovely summer (lower ; I would not have thee sutler pain. Or lee I again Us powei. Thou art sleeping in the ipiiet lurnh, Where no sound of grief can tall ; Or a an angel thou dost bloom, Where naught of death can pall, Thv sweel image shall ever dwell Fresh on memory 's page. And be the ever-present spell Of glad decliiiiiig hlo. The Old and wVcw lar. I heard a ickinan's dying sigh, And an inlanl's idle laughter ; The old year went with mi ruing by, The new came dancing alter. Let sorrows shed her'loriel v lear, Let Hevelry hold her ladle: Itring houghs of cypress lor the birr, Fling roses on llierradle; Mules lor to wait on the Mineral stale, Pages to iiour the wine. And a Requiem for Forly-eight, And4a Health to Forty-nine, comiEsptKroturcE. I! Ansi-ni'RG, Jan. 2d, 18-10. Col. Tate: The members present assembled in the House of Representatives to-day, at 'i o'clock, when (alter the returns of the elections bad been j read.) on Motion, Ihe members proceeded lo se. lect a speaker. The Neuiocrvs voted for their old and most excellent speaker. Hen. P.vcu fh . The Whigs voted or II. S, Kvans, of Chester CO., and the Nalivisis voted lor Thus. .1. Herring. On the fir-l ballot W. F Picker ha I I I votes, l( S. I'.vans -t:i, Mr. Ilerim; I vies r. packer ii.ii'il l,,i- s !'... -It ..( 1 1 .... i - f.. l.-. .. . .1 v, !, .-lter t!)i Mill ballot. ,,,.,.,) I I'l l l.n . .1 i'i t'l T:e -'"II nu-nS-r of member, f 10 ,) r, s,.-,t (, I moiioii. i i'i.cecdi'1 In il,.- ( 0' h v,,! ' Y, , ,-lmire Oi mo-om nrore -,l1t vas tin eholi ' " I t.i the '!l!l, vote and 'be I. '''He 2I. hnllnt in-iiltei'. a n ! ,!; ht nn th ?o, baiini. ti.e p-nii.rtit 1 ivnh the a'd oi the .N'.itivisis elected ('. 'A F PACKrn pekor. There w-is no rr.mnrrn i, . m.nle with Ihe Xativi.ts They voted inr t",en Parker, because tliey lhnnKht he lVi), hesi nu.li fie, to discharge the duties of the station. The Home is iherelorooreamd and reidv loiirnceH to nu-irii s.. Your., HF.PORTKr;. JAN. 13, 1849. The World in a I tit-Shell. t A fearful mortal, tv h?. broken out among some poor colored people, inhabiting low L'loiuid in the vicinity of Cincinnati. Qr- If California is admitted into the Union' why can't the inhabitant- voir? localise tb.y are all minert (f The Legislature of Louisiana have appro priated $1,000 to suppoil public, schools for free children of color. Iff- The Park Theatre at Now York will be re built. The contracts have been "signed, sealed nd delivered," and the wmk Commenced. ijrj- A Locomotive, wilh ajear full nf managers and editors, passed over the first eigliMiules of the Chicago and Galena Railroad on the ult. 0r Gen. Taylor writes that he will be in Li'U isville, Kv.. on the 14th or Ifdli o( February, on his way to Washington. J- Hon. Levi Chambe. lain, has been nomina ted as the Whig candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, at the election in March next. Otr- Green the reformed Gambler, is about to publish a paper in the city of New Yotk, called the National Guaro. ftrt- WliV lu Vllt,il-i i tl... u-.il.ip liur lr...ln : : Willi-m ever was? liecause he was onlv a roval lar, and she is a royal tar-tur. flf- The New York papers arc anxious In have the United Stales erect a mint on Ihe spot laiciy occupied by the Paik theatre. 0r- The printed indictments against Mr. Dufly, ofthe Irish Nation, measures about one hundred feet in leiieth. (J17- Morse 1 line of telegraph now runs from I New Ymk direct to i'hiladelphia. The wires are carried acioss the Hudson at Anthony's N.e. Iff- Mr. Jacob Throp, of North Htven, caught in the river in that town, on the lStb ult., a shad weighi.ry about 5 lbs. rjrj- The Legislatuie of New Hampshire has passed a plurality law lor the election ol Mem bers of Congress and Presidential Electors. (jij- Book-keeping will not receive much atten tion in California at present ; a pocket account will be Ihe unly popular one. Pockets should be lined with sheet iron. QtJ-The culture ofthe grape il pursued in Cali fornia with much snccets. The wine made there from is said to be excellent, resembling llie liht German Wines. Qrj-Dr. Franklin, in speaking uf education, says: "If man empties his purse into his headi 110 one can take il troin him," trrTh? Lower Classes Who are Tliey? - The toiling millions, the laboring man and woman, the farmer, the mechanic, the artisan, tin; inventor, die producer? Far from it ! These are nature's noliilitv (iod'n favorites the salt of 'he eanh. No matter whether they are high or low in station, rich or poor in pelf, conspicuous or humble in positon, they are surely the "up per circles" in the order of nature, what ever the ficticious distinctions of society, fashionable or unfashionable, decree. It is not low it is the duty, privilege, and pleasure for the great man and the whole .s'ouled woman, lo earn what they possess. to work their own fortunes. Some may ..,i, .v... -1 i.,... 1,, ..n.,.i.i ... . .,!.. laiov LUC l.lti.,i;a (itioui u110111.11 li il? I'llll .,. Lt,h lltiiiiviv IV") uiiu ill iiiii bill, iiioiuio i.ltin- ses. Wc insist they are absolutely the very highest. If there is a class of human beings on earth, who may properly be de nominated low, it is those who spend with out earning, who consume without produ cing, who dissipate the earnings of the fathers or relatives without doing anv thin r in aid of themselves. Hubert It I mil to his ftr. The following is a copv of the letter written ' ko h., Ili,l.,,.,, .1., I.' ...... .. ..... ll, . 1 ....... i 1 1 1 v. ii ii i ii int it' ni' ii r, n. i ii i,u .! I 'It? 'i f l .1 1 1 ifr I ). 'iiiurr.tr, th"r by oitlcrnf WiMnrnoKi hi I j i 1-4 witr, an limit In f'Tf bis munlcr : "My dear od Wife, Farewell, fim.. well lor the tune men call eternity, but which will not be so. Bruin- mi our now only your children to be honest men ; so they will never disorace their fathers name. Sell our linle property wiili the aid of our friends, (ioil an ! all jjood men will help you also. All that I feel and would say at this moiiietil escapes tne ill tears ; onlv once more, then, farewell, my dearest. Con. aider our chililr-n a treasure of which yon must make the best use, and honor thus the memory of your faithful husband. Fare well, farewell ; receive the last kisses of Robert. Vicna, Nov. 1818. live o'clock in the inorinnir ; at six all will be over. 1'. S. I had forirotton the rinrs ; on that f n,lr beihrotliiil I press for yon a last ' kiss : my seal rnur is for Hans, the walch for Richard, the diamond stud for Ida, the chain for Alfred, as memorials. All the j rest dtviile as you please. I hey are coin- ing, farewell.' Wrt is a printer like a lawyer ? likes lo hv j (Qte heiore him DcanM he I OLD .s.; t,.;s-vl. 1UKLFTII. o:ntiMiL uss-trs. Tho Engagement. J ShfU-hHy- Xvndt$cript. It is a long time since then. Von ih and manhood arrive ami pass away, but the recollection of this event is ye't fresh and green in my iiuMimry. jNothing can ever emu-i: the impression, lis anniversary la kept sacred, and upon that evening espc-''i-illy, when the mind, by contemplation, wrought up to the highest pi ch of ex cile.neiit : t,e whole scene pm., vividjy pamfuliy so, before my eyes. I was quite young, ad Mary was still my junior. Formed as she was both men tally and personally i mVtlre; fi)m mould, no wonder she would strike the Heart ol one so young, susceptible and ro- I matitic. I would describe her if I could j but no pen could do justice to her Ion? Iil-irl- nv l .d.r. i i (larl. eve-laslies, to her deep brown hair C I . ' lulling in ringlets round her head and ., lo her clear, but half Souiliorn complexion, to her fine countenance lighted up by her flashing eye -and to her delicaU?' and fragile form 1 can see her but can not paint her-Our parents Jived in thB same village, and Mary and myself I e.e much together. When the evenings ! were oleasant. irn nco-ii!.. ...n...i .... . ,, . , '"""'.' """" OUl lo. S-....S. lo a ruut seaineartite edge of a beautiful stream, and tiiere indulged in our delicious dreams of love and future happi. uess. The ireno of this sketch is laid on ono of these, 10 me delightful evenings. It was i" June, and .Mary, and I had lingered longer titan usual at our accustomed haunt. We relumed home klowly, and when we arrived there, passed at once into the parlor ; and divesting ourselves of tho accoutrements which convenience and pru. deuce suggested should be worne in our walk, we mecliaiiir..,ly, aa it were, walked to tin; window. The moon was near its full, and the trees in front of ihe house brokeand variegated the silver moonlight, making tho seone if possible still more lovely. Wo leaned upon the window sill - her left hand was ci.ii.pcd in my right and my left arm geiiiiy etteireicd her wait.;. Moonliolit evenings are dan-erotis la lovers. There is a il-'iieinus sensation per vading the senses, anil leadiiiu tiiem captive, Moonlight ni.r,is Werc made for love, says the Poet. How Jonjr ),at sl00( tUS j know not, nor can I recall any of the sub-j'-ct-tnatter of our conversation. I was bewildered, lost in an ecstacy of delight. And I only recovered my self possession when I found myself on ihe eve of a decla ration of love. I do not recollect what I Satll. 1 Olllv kllOW Unit. n I moment nlmmt 1 T I. I 1 , ... Il,atl rfiVlt'w,l! period of ac qiiaintance, endeavoring to prove that I had loved her. by reminding her of what I had done to deserve and win her affection. I never was eloquent brfore, my tongua seemed unloosed, words came unsought to my aid, actions long forgotmn came viv. idly up to my remembrance, and boro mo forward in my declaration. Whocouldnot be eloquent with an aiig inspiring him f ! For a moment she did no, answer, but en- j consciously as it were leaned her head n- ! i , , , . , , g.niist, niv breast .ami pressed mv hand c b- 1 i ser in hers. "Mary, I asked, will you bo i mine ?" She looked up in my face, her j eyes answered lo mine, and she sunk ill 1 embrace. Our lips met. It was the first ! kiss of votilh nnd love. The bliss of that hour I shall never forget. We remained thus for sone time. I thought I heard sotno one breathe in the room; turning round who should I see stmi'iiej I c.r us but Ma ry's Father. Here was a situation. Retaining Mary's h Ted in minr , l.uldif sed bun in our be half, askoio hi indulgi-nce of our passion and his eons-fit to our union, when cir cumstances s'lioiiM rendi-r it expedient.- OurreqiKs- gr tnted anil giving us his lilessiiii; he left the room. Shortly aff.er I left the village for a dis tant cite, intending to tetum after somo time iio l trik Marv with me. Ikfon my return she sM,em d and sudt'enly died! I need lift go on. My fat-o is sealed, snd ' 1 e i,,, thing lft to care for nam, S.'ii liny p"r Miry died;"