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Whom first we lore, you know we seldom wed. Time rules us all. And Life, indeed, is not The thing we planned it out ere hope was ded An w-then, we women can not choose our lot Much mast be borne which St is Sard to bear; Much girer away which it were eet to keep. God help us all! who need indeed H s care. Aad jet, 1 know, the ahepard loves Lis iLeep. My little bry begin* to bobble bow Upon my knees hia earliest infant prayer, lie ha* hi* father's eeger eye*, I know. And, they say too, his mothei’s >nny hair. B.t when he sleep* aid smiles upon my knee. And I can feel iiiw l ; ght breath come and go, I tbifik of one (heaven help ami pity me!) Who loved me, and whom I loved long ago. Who might have bem—ah, what I dare not think! We are all chanced. God judges for us best! God help us do our duly, and not shrink. And trust in heaven humbly for the rest. But blame * women not, if *ome appear Two cold at time* ; and some too gay and ligh f . Some griefs gnaw deep. S.me woes are hard to bear. Who knows tbe Past! and who can judge us right. Ah, were we judged by what we might have been. And not by what we are, to apt to fall! My little child—he sleeps and smiles l>e’ween There thought-- and me. In heaven we shall know all. TH EWE DDIXG RING. “ Locma,” ,'iid a gentleman t 0 },; s daughter, returning to the room which he had quitted a minute before, “there is a woman wailing to see you down stairs — go to her at once, “ La, papal I dare say “lie is in no bur ry, replied the young ladv, without rais ing from the easy chair into which she was sunk. “ My dear, do not kt-.'p her waiting ; the time of a w ork woman is her J' , nital, and you have no right to defraud her of u. “ Defraud, papa; w hat hard words you use! lam sure I always pay them their bills—what more can (bev ask Her father bad not waited her conclu sion of the sentence, and Louisa seeing he had gone, proceeded with her breakfast, intending when she had done, to send for the woman, whom she knew was briim ine her some artificial flowers to inspect. Whilst sipping ber coffee, her eve fell upon anew publication which her father had been that morniiigexamiiiing. She seized upon it, ands >on, e igrossed in its pages, forgot tlie artificial flowers, the artist, and her father’s admonition. An hour passed when she was interrupted by the enterance of some voung friends, vvho-e visit of course detained her in the* drawing room. After a great deal of lively but rather empty chat, one of the visitors observed that there w.i- a woman in tbe hall as tbev passed, with a basket of the most exquisite fancy flowers she had ever seen She lon*r ed to examine them all. With a slbdit blush Louisa remembered her father’s words, rang for the forgotten tradeswoman; and the next hour was spout J, v youim la-lies in turning over tin- 1„- utifril speci ineos contain** i in the basket, trying th.-m on tln-ir heads before the gl.i-s, and wish ed earnestly they could afford to purchase them. They were good humored, prettv. girls, w-d! and expensively dressed, and they seemed just tilted to be the inhabi tants of the apaitnient in which tin* scene was passing, ll was a handsomely fur nished room ; the walls hung with paint ings, the tables spread with cost I v books, the consoles and marble brackets with tasteful ornaments; [crimps the value of only a few f those China va-es would have formed a fortune to many a poor family ’Hie plea-ant morning air vvhi. li breathed through the light muslin curliaiis and waved t e rich dama-k drapery, was scented vv ith tin- j-ei fume of heliotrope and j i-saiirne and the gh-anfofstm-hine which fell on the gl 1-s globe, where the gold fish swam, was nflecte 1 ba k upon the rich nut chandalier- and made them look like fragments of rain how. All was in keep ing with the giv girls who gazed at (hern selves in the ta’l pier glasses—all except the pa e < are worn tare ot tin* owner of the flowers. 1 tressed in widow’s weeds, which time had rendered shabby, though evidently preserved with care, her look."as she handed out one graceful wreath after another, was s.e lly in contrast with her customer*’ gaiety that had they bestowed one thought on ln-r, they must, have felt some pity. But they neither looked at her noticed her, except toeinpiire thepriee of some beautiful specimen, exclaim at its dearness, wish they could buy them all. and declare they would learn to make them, as it must !-e charming work. Fi naby, after having disarranged he whole of her s’oek, one of them discovered that it was lime logo to the portrait painter to whom she wa- silting, as that gentleman never wailed a moment; and she should Jose the only hour be could give ber. Louisa ma le s-cne trifling purchase, for she had changed her mind <n the subject, and now !*• ir<-1 some other ornaments; .and the join g party hastily quitted the house, leaving the poor woman to replace her injured goods, and return home at her leisure. Little ns these careless girls were dis posed to liestow* a thought upon the poor woman, it is nr intention to follow her to her own home, where, fatigued and dis appointed, she arrived in short two hours after she left the mansion of Lou's*’* fa ther. It was a low and narrow garret, lighted only by a window in the ro >f, which threw down a gleam of sunshine upon the comer of l! c nearly empty room; and up an old and comfortless bed, which fcc:“-‘d so dace-1 that its occupant might derive - -me heat from a so n e which at K'a-t <->*t nothing LVeliningon this bed, and supported bv a broken chair back, slightly covered bv an old shawl lor the luxurj of pi.lows was lievotid their reach—w. a much younger woman; but lik-* I la* first mentioned, she, t.v, wore a widow's cap, and such clothing as she had bore the tra cs of mourning. lb*r fa-e was wan and thin, and she w.-e* evidently suffering from ohm* Seriotjs malady which had Ira. tie law ay the springs of life Her slender ban-Is were buy in fabricating some of tbo-<- lieautiful flowers which her mother ha-1 carried abroad for tale, an-1 the delicate . .hrs and gav groupmad** her pale cheeks still iimre gha-tlx from the . oiitra-t. A half finish** I wreath of orange flowers lav near her, and the u!j tbev tTljc llcinitimmi' Mai by JERE CROWLEY. seemed to tell of love and jov and hope— of bridal splendor, and of all the luxuries of wealth—was affected when compared with her own appearance and evident pov erty. “Ah, mother, dear,” said she as the eld er widow entered, “I thought you long in coming; but I hope you have sold the flower* and brought me all I want.” Her mother silently shook her head as she sal down her ba-ket. and with tearful eyes gazed upon her daughter’s disappoint ed face. “ Nothing! Have you sold nothing?” inquired the latter in amazement and dis pair. ** How could that be? I thought that both Miss Frizell and Mrs. Dashwoou had ordered some from you?” Miss Frizell detained me nearly two hours,” replied the mother, “ tossed over all my things, and then bought a two shil ling sprig; and as I was an hour after the appointed lime at Mrs. Dash wood’s, -she w ,;s angry and would not be pleased with anything. Indeed, it is quite true, the flowers were so much tumbled by Miss Frizell and her friends, that until they are dune up they are hardly worth looking at.” I ‘•And Miss Singleton’s wedding wreath,” , -.aid the daughter. “ How can I finish that . ui ess ] have the materials required! On 1 txV() for four hours’ walking and w aiting" Ati, "‘.“her, how little they knew the value of time us. " ,11 you buy the white and green silk w“h t.:*t money ? “ I spent it, my child, in huj. ‘CT u °d- I ktiew we had nothing in the a.' 1 your boy will be wanting his dinner p. es * entlv. Is he asleep?” “ V.-s, see how soundly lie sleeps,” an- j swered the young woman ; and removing | a slight covering, she exhibited on the bed ! beside her a fair boy. apparently about a | twelvemonth old, who was peacefully slum bering in the happv indifference of infancy, i Both gazed at the child till the tjars | dimmed their eves; but after a few minutes the young mother turned away and said j “what can we do? This wreath must be ; finished, or in another week we shall be houseless.” She paused a moment and i crimson, which told of some internal I struggle, appeared upon her cheeks, whilst her lips grew paler than before; then draw ing from her finger her wedding ring : she held it out to her mother. “It is but for a short time!” s' e murmured, ‘ and | what, matters i ! \Vhj T should I feel sol Iri'toiK /it witli tin* symbol when the reality has been lorn from me ? For • cir child —his child’s s;ike—it must be done! And what does it signify what is thought of me ?”—ln silence the mother took the ring, for what, could she say ? It ! as a sacrifice she could not have asked, but which she saw was/nevilable; for they j -lid not possess another superfluity. Si- j lently, therefore, she took it, and left the j room ; while her unhappy daughter, when | left alone, catching upon the orange flow ers, exclaimed, “ happy, happy, girl I ; When jou wear this wreath, how little will you suspect the bitter tears, the weary fingers and aching hearts which have ac companied its growth ! And I was once ' as happv! Who would have then imag- j ined the miserable reverse I now present! But lam not giving away to envy. Be , cause nij’ prospects are blighted, would i I w ish hers to be dimmed ? Heaven for- i give me!” and sinking on the bed beside her still sleeping boj’, she continued silent and motionless until her mother’s return. The elder widow,meanwhile, w ith weary step and heavy heart, pursued her way to j fulfil! this painful errand ; but so deeply was she engros>e 1 in her own mournful leflections, that she scarcely notice*! where she was wandering, until she found her self at the door of a large jewelry shop in j a fashionable street She entered timidly; i and wailing until she saw one of the shop j men disengaged, she ventured to explain her errand, and exhibit the ring. “It is not onr practice madam to bnj’ second hand goods,” was the reply ; and if we do we can oniy give you the value of j the gold. “ And what may that be?” faltered she. j “ I suppose about half a crown,” he j carelesslj replied. “ And is that the utmost you can give ! me?” replied she in a pleading tone. “1 mi in great distress, and have not got an other sixpence in this world.” “ Are you not the person who sell arti- ! ti-ia. flowers?’ inquired a gentleman who j had been f->r some minutes watching her, and was interested b\- the sweetness and propriety of her manners. She replied in the affirmative. “ And did you -**lt nothing this morn ing ? be again a-ked. “•hie lady purchased a two shilling flower,” replied the poor widow; “but -he detained me so long, that I displeased m e.x-client customer b\ failing in punetu- I ality.’ The gentleman bit bis lip; and; hastily crossing the 'lmp, he returned in ! another minute leading Louisa; f-*r he j w s h-.-r fat her. an-1 sht- ha i been occupied selecting anew pair of bracelets for her self at the opj- counter. “ Repeat what von have ju>i said to ! my daughter.” said Mr Frizell. “ I a>k it as n t iv or for her sake entirely.” “ Ksciw* me sir, and forgive the young ladv,” replied the widow firmly. “She was probablv not aw ire of how much v able I an hour is to ns trades persons ; but 1 do not wish to complain *f b*-r f->r that.” *• Permit me at least to rectify her cr r.-r-." < oi .limied the father; “ but as owr business can l*e U-lter transacted in a nmre private pb e, suffer me in the first instance, to convey you home; \ou have probably wait)*! far thi. day.” It was in vain that site offered any *qq**Mtion ; an-1 in another minute she was seated beside Louua, in Mr Filzeli's elegant equipage. “UNION, CONCESSION HARMONY—EVERYTHING FOR THE CAUSE-NOTHING FOR MEN. ” to the mortification of that young 1 lady, who filing herself into a corner and did her utmost to conceal herself from view, lest any one should recognize her with such a companion. They could not approach the lodging very closely in the carriage ; but Mr. Prize!!, nothing daunted by the nar row street, or dirty staircase, resolutely drew on his reluctant daughter; and the child of wealth and luxury—the gav, the elegant, the fashionable Louisa Prized — for the first time stood face to face with the wan and wasted sufferers of want and disease Never could she forget the thrill with which she glanced around the miserable home, and eyed the feeble sufferer stretch ed upon that bed. Poverty ! —till then she had not knoT't what it was, and yet this was poverty in its least repulsive shape ; for though bare and desolate, the room was clean; and thom-’h feeble and emanciated, the invalid was tidy in her person ; whilst the beautiful boy who £3t beside her, bending his dark pensive eve on the visitors, as if to question their ob ject, gave a degree of grace and elegance to the group. When Louisa saw the j gratitude with which her father’s purchases j were acknowledged, and the satisfaction with which the sum of only twenty shill i ings was received, she began to understand a little tiie value of money. But the ! glow of still deeper feeling which the res toration of the wedding ring occasioned, was so touching, that she felt for the nro merit that she would willingly sacrifice h.'l'f her trinkets to be the author or re- of s uch a glance as that. JLtpj.;’ was f *‘- s encounter for the two poor widows, it "as evidently a far happier one for Lou’ sa 1 ."’ z ell herselt. They were materially assio'ed in their dit ficulties, and in fact, raised fro.’" a rUua tion of most depressing and heart breaking poverty to a degree of comfort, which id their moderate wishes, seeme 1 like afflu ence. —But she was aroused from a far more lamen able state —from a poverty of feeling, a dearth of compassion, a want of kindly charity to her neighbors, which, but for some such lesson as this, might have starved and destroyed some amiable senti ment in her nature. But the lesson was effectual ; and the once thoughtless Louisa Kiizell now sets an example to her vouiiff companions, both of consideration for those trades people she employs, and of modera tion and self deni and in the use of the orna merits and expenses which her station in life appears to justify and require. Never Rains I>< it Fours. Misfortunes never come singly, it is said. 11l lin k is always suppose 1 to be a married article, and wherever it goes, to take its vile brood along with it. Good fortune, bv the way, is very much an article of the same character. Ifyou will observe atten tively, you will discover that one stroke of success is usually followed up by variety of others, perhaps lesser ones, apparently dis connected from the first one ; jet really possessing toward it the relationship of a natural sequence. Their original cup is the ‘ tide in the affairs of men” which has been taken at “the flood,” and what fol lows is the incidental movement of that, flood which ‘deads to fortune.” It never rains but it pours, in both cases; lienee it is the part of wisdom, when the shower comes whether for our injury or advantage, to remember that the greater the flood the sooner it must exhaust itself; and prepare for a reverse accordingly. Good luck can not last forever ; neither can bad luck — which is a comfort to the afflicted. A correspondent of the Charleston Con rier gives an account of the late duel be tween Messrs Vick and Stith near Mobile. They were enemies as boys, and, as men, met in a billiard saloon, the lie was passed, a challenge sent and accepted, and the re sult was fatal to Vick. An eye witness saj’s,” placed by their seconds in position, each rifie in hand, both young men were cool and self possessed, whilst the intensest silence reigned around. Both answered in a clear tone to the inquiry, “Are you ready ?” At the first word “ Fire,"Vick in stantly lowered his weapon, and as it came to a K-vel, the flash from the muzzle told how quickly he had pulled the trigger.— Vick had fmd before he intended. In a second he looked at Stith to see if lie was wounded; but Stith stood motionless, his rifle presented at his opponent, and as the next word" One!” was uttered bj’ the sec ond, the slight stream of fire and smoke issued from the dark tube, the sharp crack followed instantaneously, as the eves of the bystanders were fastened on Vick, the lat ter’s head fell on his breast, bis form, so erect and manly, shrank up. and he fell, stretching out as he touched the ground— dead, before his alarmed seconds could reach him. The old school feud was closed—alas, how bloodily ! Vick was the challenger- XfT The African slave trade agitators have “strutted their br.ef hour upon the stage.”—ln none of the sleveholding States can they muster into their service a re-pec fable corporal’s guard. The Charelston Convention will not probably contain a single advocate of a measure fraught with so much danger to every salutary national interest. Were it ever successful, public opinion in the south would Ie so outraged as to render it practically unavailing.— The notion of it is as wild as the wildest political transcendentalism ever engender ed bv northern fanatics. “Charlie, my dear,” said a lowing moth er to Iter hopeful son ju-f budding into breeches, “Charlie, my dear.come ’ ere and get some candy. “1 gee-s I don’t mind it now, mother/’ replied Charley, “I’ve got some tobacco.” MANITOWOC, WIS., JUNE 14, 1859. Authentic front Pike's Peak. Statement of Messrs. Greely, Uiciiakd BON AND VILLAHD. Grfgory’s Diggikj*, 1 ■ (Kear Gear Greek, in the Rocky Mountain?,) - June 'Jlh, 1859. ) The undersigned, none of them miners, nor directly interested in mining, hut now ; here fur the express purpose of ascertain j ing and setting forth the truth with regard ‘ to a subject of deep and general interest, as to which the widest and wildest diversi ! ty of assertion and opinion is known to ex- I ist, unite it. the following statement: We have this day personally visited nearly all the mines or claims already open led in this valley, (that of a little stream running into Clear Creek at this point;) have witnessed the operations of digging, transporting and washing the vien-stone, (a partially decomposed, or rotten quartz, running in regular veins from southwest to northwest, between shattered walls of an impure granite,) have seen the gold pla/nly visible in the rifles of nearly every sluice, ai.d in nearly every pen of the rot ten quartz washed in our presence; have seen gold (hut barely visible to the naked eye.) in the pieces of the quartz i;ot yet fully decomposed, and have obtained front the few who have abeady sluices in oper ation, accounts of their several products, as follows: Zeigler, Spain it Cos , (from South Bend, have run a sluice, with some inter ruptions, for the last three weeks; they are four in company, with one hired man.— They have taken out a little over throe thousand penny weights of gold, estimated l>y them as worth at least 83,000; the tirst day’s work produced 82; their highest was *405. Sopris, Henderson it Cos., (from Farm ington, Ind ,) have run their sluice six days in all, with four men —one to dig, one to carry, and two to wash ; and in four days ,'ast week produced 8007; Monday of this wt/‘k, 8280; no further reported They have juJt put in a second sluice, which otilv began fo r!in this morning. Foot iSc Simmons, tro.’a Chicago, one sluice, run four days; two former days produced 84<>0; two latter promised us, but not received. Defree it Cos., from South Bend, Ind, have run a small sluice eight days, with the following results: first day, € GG; sec ond day 80; third day, 95; fourth day, 305; [the four ful.owing days were promised us. but by accident failed to he received.] — Have just sold half their claim (a full claim is 50 feet lv 100) for 82.500. Shears <k Cos , fr >m Fort Calhoun, Neb raska, have run one sluice, tli first (part of a) day, proluced *3O; second, (first full) day, 313; third, (to day) 5l0; all taken from within three feet of the surface; vein afoot wide on the surface; widened to 18 inches at a depth of three feet. Brown ik Cos., from De Kalb Cos, Ind., have been one week on their claim; carry their dirt half a mile; have worked their sluice a day and a half; produced 8260; have taken out .piarlz specimens contain ing from 50 cent to 813 each in gold: vein from 8 to 10 feet wide. Casto, Kendall tk Cos , from Butler Cos , lowa, reached Denver, March ‘2sth; drove the first wagon to these diggings; have been here five weeks; worked first claim on which they ran a sluice but one day; are now working a claim on the Hunter lead; have only sluiced one (tid>) day; 3 men employed; produced Bates & Cos., one sluice, run half a day; produced 8135. Colman, King ik Cos., one sluice, run Half a day. produced 875. Shorts tk Collie, bought our claims sev eral days since of Casto, Kendall <k Cos , for 82,500; 500 down, and the balance as fast as taken out; have not yet got our sluices into operation; Mr. Dean, from lowa, on the 6th inst., washed from a sin gle pan of dirt taken from the claim, 817; have been offered 810,000 for the claim. S. C. Jones ik Cos., fiom eastern Kansas, have run onr sluices two days, with three men; yield 8225 per day; think the quartz generally in this vicinity is gold bearing; have never seen a piece crushed that did not yield gold. A. I*. Wright tk Cos., from Elkhart Cos , Ind , sluice hut just in operation, have not vet asceitained its products. Our claim prospects cents to 81 to the pan. John II • Gregory, from Gordon Cos.. Georgia; left home last season cn route for Frazer Kiver; was detained by a succes sion of accidents at Fort Laramie, and wintered there; meanwhile heard of the discovery of gold on the South Blatte, and started on a prospecting tour on the eas tern slope of the Rocky Mountains, early in January; prospected in almost every valley from the Cache la Poudre to I'ikes Beak, tracing streams to their sources; early in May arrived on Clear Creek, at the foot of the mountains, 30 miles south east of this |la e; there fell in with the Defrees ik Zeigler, Ind. companies, and Win routes of Missouri. We all started up Clear t r**ek, prospecting, and arrived in this vicinity, Slay Gth. The ice and snow prevented us from prospecting far below tlie surface, but the ti pan ot sur face dirt, on the original Gregory claim, yielded Bf. Encouraged by this success, we all staked out claims, found the “lead consisting of burnt quartz, resembling the Georgia mines in which I had previously worked. Snow and ice prevented the regular working of the lead till May Iffth, and from then until the 23d, I worked it five days with two bands, result $927 Si after I sold my two claims for *21,000, the parties buying to pay me aft *r de ducting their expenses, all i.hev take from the claims to the amount of ¥SOO per week until the whole is paid. Since (hat time I have been prospecting for other parties at about #‘2oo per day. Have struck another lead on the opposite side of the valley from which I washed #lO out of a single pan. Some forty or fifty sluices commenced are not yet in operation, but the owners inform us that their “prospecting” shows from 10 cents to #2 to the pan. As the “leads” are all found on the hills, many of the miners are constructing trenches to carry water to them, instead of building their sluices in the ravines and carrying the dirt thither in wagons or sacks. Many persons who have come here without pro visions or money are compelled to work as common laborers, at from #1 to #3 per day and board, until they can procure means of sustenance for the time necessary of prospecting, building sluices, etc. Oth ers, not finding gold the third day, or dis liking the work necessary to obtaining it, leave the mines in disgust after a very short trial, deviating there is no gold here in paying quantities. It should he re membered that the discoveries made thus far, are the result of but five weeks labor. In nearly every instance the gold is es timate! by the miners as worth #2O per ounce, which for gold collected by quick silver, is certainly a high valuation, though this is undoubtedly of very great purity.— The reader can reduce the estimate if he sees fit. Wo have no data on which to act in the premises. The wall rock is generally shattered, so that it, like the vein-stone, is readily ta ken out with the pick and shovel. In a single instance only did we hear of wall rock too hard fur this. Of the vein stone, probably not more than one haif is so decomposed that the gold can be washed from it. The residue of the quartz is shoveled out of (he sluices and reserved to he crushed and washed hereafter. The miners estimate this as equally rich with that which has “rotted,” so that the gold may he washed from it; hence, that they realize, as yet, hut half the gold dug by them This seems prob ably, hut its tiuth remains to he tested. It should be borne in mind that, while the miners here now labor under many disadvantages, which must disappear with the growth of their experience and with the improvements of their now rude ma chinery, they at the same time enjoy ad vantages i> lii' h cannot be retained indefi nitely, nor rendered universal. They are all working near a small mountain stream which affords them an excellent supply of water for washing at a very cheap rate; and, though such streams are very com mon here, the leads stretch over rugged hills and considerable mountains, down which the vein-stone must be carried to water at a serious cost. It does not seem probable that the thousands of claims al ready made, or being made on these leads can he worked so profitably in the average :is those already in operation. We hear already of many who have worked their claims for days [by panning] without hav ing “raised the color,” as the phrase is— that is without having found any gold whatever. We presume thousands are destined to encounter lasting ami utter disappointment, quartz veins which bear no gold being a prominent feature of the geology of all this region. We cannot conclude this statement without protesting most earnestly against a renewal of the infatuation which impell ed thousands to rush to this togion a month or two since, only to turn hack be fore reaching it, or to hurry away imme diately after, mote hastily than they came Gold mining is a business w hich eminently requires of its votaries capital, experience, energy, endurance, and in which the high est qualities do not always command sue cess. There may he hundreds of ravines in these mountains as rich in gold as that in which we write, and there probably are many; hut,up to this hour, we do not know that any such have been discovered. — There are said to he five thousand people already in this ravine, and hundreds more pouring into it daily. 'Tens of thousands mote have been passed by ns on our rapid journey to this place, or heard of as on their way thither by other routes. For all these nearly every pound of provisions and sup plies of every kin I must be hauled by teams from the Missouri river, some 700 miles distant, over roads which are mere trails, crossing countless unbridged water courses, always steep banked, and often miery. and at times so swollen by rains as to be utterly impassable by wagons. Bart of this distance is a desert, yielding grass, wood and water only at intervals of sever al miles, and then very scantily. To at tempt to cross this desert on foot is mad ness —suicide —murder: To cross it with teams in midsummer, w hen the water cour ses are mainly drv and the grass eaten up, is possibly only to those who know just where to look for grass and water, and w here water must he carried along to pre serve life. A few month* hence —probably by the 1 middle of October —this whole Alpine re- I gion will be snowed under or frozen up,so a* to put a stop to the w orking of sluices if not to mining altogether. There then, for a period of at least seven months, will .be neither employment, food nor shelter w ithin five hundred miles for the thousands pressing hither under the delusion that 1 gold may be picked up here like pebbles i on the sea shore, and that when they arrive here, even though without provisions or money, their fortunes are made <rreat ! disappointment, great suffering, are inevi table; few can escape the latter, who arrive at Denver City after September without ample means to support them in a very drear country, at le ist through a long win ter. We charge tlm-e who manage the telegraph not to diffuse a pait of our state merit without giving substantially the whole VOLUME I, XO I. i —and we beg the press generally to unite j with us in warning the whole people against another rush to these gold mines, as ill-advised as that of last spring—a rush sure to be followed like that by a stampede, but one far more destructive of property and life. Respectfully, HORACE GREELEY, • A. I>. RICHARDSON, HENRY VILLARD. Mr ltnrlianan's Administration. Tiie Detroit Free Press of the 10th inst. contains a well written and comprehensive review of the policy and measures of Pre sident Buchanan's Administration, showing that they are entitled to the applause and approval of the Democratic Party of the Union, and summing them up as follows: 1 The Administration has produced a settlement of the Kansas question, and es tablished perfect order in that long distrac ted Territory. 2. It has put an end to the rebellion in Utah, and established order and peace in that Territory. 3. It has prosecuted the war against the hostile Indians, w ith redoubled force in Washington territory, and compelled them to sue for peace on its own terms. 4. It has done the same in Oregon, and forced the Indians to relinquish hostilities I ami sue for peace. 5. It has done the same in the war with the Indians in New Mexico, and in like manner compelled them to sue fur peace. G. It has made anew and highly advan tageous commercial treaty with China. 7. It has made anew and advantageous treaty with Japan. S. It lias obtained a most important di plomatic victory over England by extort ing from her an abandonment of the long assumed tight to search American vessels. 9 It, has established an overland mail to California and the Pacific coast. 10. It has admitted two new Free States into the Union, and thus secured a large extension of the field for ‘Tree labor.” 11. It has sent a naval expedition to Paraguay, and obtained an apology for in sults to the American flag, indemnity for injuries received, and grants of new com mercial privileges and rights of navigation. 12. It has paid off more than nine mil lions of the public debt, at a time of pres sure in the money market and general em barrassment in the business of the country. 13. It has reduced the expenses of the government from eighty-one millions to less than seventy millions, and will soon have them graduated to a scale of about fifty millions. 14. It is engaged in the negotiation of a treaty with England for the settlement of the difficulties and disputes that have aris en under the Clayton Hulwer treaty, with every prospect of success. 15. It is engaged in the negotiation of ;i treaty with Nicaragua for the right of transit of American citizens and property across the Isthmus, and for the pa\ ment of American claims, with every prospect of success. How Men and Spiders make Bridges.— Insects as well as man, have their way of doing things. Kouelin, the architect of the Suspension Bridge, by flying a kite over the immense chasm at Niagara, first got a small string across, then by increas ing the size finally to a rope, and from that to the mammoth structure that now spans the abyss, as a monument to Iris gen ius. Some of the most distinguished nat uralists in the world beileve that spiders have the art of crossing streams of water on bridges of their own making. Mr. Spencer relates the following curious fact; ‘‘Having placed a large full grown spider on a cane planted upright in the midst of a stream of water, he saw it descend the cane several times, and remount when it had arrived at the surface of the water. — Suddenly he lost, sight of it wholly, but a few minutes afterwards, to his great aston ishment, he perceived it quietly pursuing its way on the other side of the stream. — Having spun two threads along the cane, it hail cut one of them, which, carried by the wind, had become attached to some object on the bank, and so served the spider as a bridge across the water. Shot in the flock. —We wonder if the following Paixhan shot fom the “Note from the Plymouth Pulpit,” by Henry W. Beecher, hits any body in all this region round about ? We liope not. Mr. lleecher said : ‘“There are silting before me in this congregation now, two hundred men, who stuif their Sundays full of what they call religion, and then go out Monday to catch their brothers by the throat, saying—“ Pay me what thou owest, it's Monday now, and you need’nt think that because we sat cry ing together yesterday, over our Savior’s suffering and love, that I am going to let you otf from that debt, if it does ruin you to pay it now.” Postage Stamps. —lt is said that, from recent investigations into the affaire of the post-office, the department believes that the government loses one million of dol lars annually by the use of counterfeit and’ re washed postage stamps. Jhe stamps ; are counterfeited by photography, and the mark is washed from use 1 stamps by acids. The remedy proposed is to abolish entirely the use of postage stamps, and resort to prepaMnent by the use of stamped envel ops, which should be guarded in their I manufacture by water maiks in the paper The telegraph informs us that the pre liminaries of a pri/,.- fight have been arrang ed to come off in Canada on the first of October, between Australian Kellliy of N. York, and Kdward Price of Boston, for £IO,OOO a side. WISCONSIN. Why long to visit lands remote, Whose oeauties charm the eye? Y.’here could we find a fairer spot Beneath a fairer sky ? Aye! here's a p’ace to live and die, Without a wish to roam; Our natal spot, a long good bye, We've found another home. Then cheer.iy we’ll raise the cry, We never wish to roam, For there’s no place like Wisconsin, Our wild \\ isconsiu home ! And truly at no distant das*; Our home was wild ami dr6ah ; The grey wolf was hunted for his prey Among the antlered deer. And troops of painted Indians here, With stealthy steps have come To scalp the hardy pioneer, And spoil his torest home J But now we fear no danger near, For better days have come, And there’s no place like Wisconsin, Our wild Wisconsin home! The pathless woods have disappeared, The prairies wave with green; And sounds of industry are heard Throughout our wide domain. Now taste and wealth united reign, Ke’igion wears her dome; While busy commerce flows amain And learning finds a homo* Then raise agtia the blythe refrain, Loud ring the welkin dome, Oh, there's no place Ike Wisconsin, Our wild Wisconsin home! The far, far west at length has ceased To have a distant sound ; Her hardy sons, the teeming Fast Sends forth to till our ground. And wander ng pilgrims here abound, Y ho’ve mossed the ocean's foam, And found within our ample bounds A peaceful happy home. 1 heir songs resound a home we’ve found Across the ocean’s foam. Oh, there’s no place line Wisconsin, Our wild Wisconsin Lome! Upon our chosen favorite State Our wannest blessings rest. ; Still rich and prospt runs be her fate, 1 he Belle of all the West. Betide what may, we’.l love her best, Nor ever seek to roam. And in la r broad and fertile breast We’ll find our fi a! home. So heie we’ll rest, here end our quest, No uu re we’ll seek to roam, For there’s no place like Wisconsin, Our wild Wisconsin heme. Collediii" lsM‘K*inoiit* is. |*i'c inliim Votes. The following letter was received hv a worthy friend of ours, who is Receiver for a defunct Insurance Company. Wheth er the Receiver will accept this in pay ment of that “ premium note'’ is quite questionable. That the letter is worth two dollars, besides postage, none of our readers we apprehend, will deny. BIIOWXSETTLEMENT, alias 1 >KOW NSVII.L, ) January 16, A 1). 185 G. \ Dear Mu. Savage;— Your printed let ter of Nov. 1, 1850, I got tin’s morning before I changed my shirt, in which you say the Supreme Court have ordered you to collect a note—a “premium note’’ of §2. Now sir, If you have got smh a note against me, you will, in my humble judg ment, before you collect it, come to the conclusion that it is a discount note , instead of a “premium note,” and I seriously ap prehend that you w ill he brought into con tempt of the Court before \ou obey that “ order.” “ A premium note!’’ ' That Ins. C<> broke down, I am informed, on more than a sap trough full of just such “ premium notes,” and all the Courts this side of Kilkenny can’t raise the rags to the dignity of a premium. I had my farm insured in Ryder’s Insu rance Company |. c. when I had one,] but I never gave the straight haired agent my note for it. I paid him down at the time, in sausages, potatoes and X. E. Rum. lie cum to my house in thecussedest snow storm you ever saw, and stayed a week and made a pretty heavy bill with me for grog and such things, and said he had not got any money, but would ensure my farm tor pay, and the old woman, rather than let the lousy cuss go off without paying up, let him ensure my interest in a lease lot, which the landlord took away from me in less than six months aider that. D and pretty insurance that for a “pre mium note ” This premium note business reminds me of good old Jacksonian cur rency, when everybody would he rich on a crib full of “shin plasters;” but I never thought that any court would ever enter tain an opinion gravely that they would he collected. \\ hat has become of Ryder? I wish I could see the critter again, he will drink more Rum than any man I ever saw, besides he informed me that lie was connected with .Mr. Pierce and John Tyler and was an agent of government. I have got all your private letters hero yet. I do not “ take the newspapers,” and anything further that you may send me will be thankfully received—they come so handy for the children to read. You may say to the Supreme Court that you can’t collect the note, for the reason Ist, I never made any such note, 2d, if I had it is a regular discount note. Tell Ryder if he will get back my farm as good as it was when he insured it, it will he all right, but if he don’t do that, I want him to come back and pay up his rum bill. Yours sincerely, affectionately, Very respectfully, C. D. WINNE, Ilis X mark. P. S—l will add in conclusion that I have got about £GO worth, “prima facie,” of “ premium notes,” one against I’eter Butler for £4O, and another against Hons Oakley for £l7, which I wish you would collect for me, either hy order or other wise. I took the notes for maple sugar and the consideration is good. W e are all well and hope this letter will find you enjoying the same blessing. Amen. C. D. W. Not a Bena. —I have alrea ’y intimated that I was desirous to have someone “or dered” to collect my outstanding demands, if you will accept the office of receiver, please inform mo. C, D. W. A man was w aked in the night and told that ids wife was dead. He turned over, drew the coverlet closer, pulled down his night cap, and muttered as he went to sleep again, “Ah ! how grieved I shall bo i in the morning !” A man is a brute to he jealous of a good 1 woman—afool to be jealous of a worthless lone —but a double tool to cut Lis own throat for either of them.