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THE NEW ERA.
IV h it is it tint u .Map of busy Life? Cowper. NORFOLK AND PORTSMOUTH^ WEDNESDAY. AI CI ST -’O. ISI5. OUR FLAG! FREE TR ADE—LOW DUTIES Ml DE«T—SE PARATION FROM RANKS—ECONOMY—RE- I TRENCHMENT AND STRICT ADHERENCE 10 THE CONSTITUTION. TOMPKINS’S BRLAD. Have you tried the new bread wliicli Tump- ] kins is serving to his customers this week? Fine large loaves, compact, yet light and sweet. It is : by far tho best bread we have ever seen in these j two towns. Tompkins is determined that lie j will not be surpassed in the bread line, and his j cotemporaries will have to make a long step now to come tip along side of him. lie deserves a liberal support fir the improvements he lias intro duced hero, in this necessary article of life. THE ELECTIONS. We are not yet in receipt of complete returns from any of the States which have recently held elections; hut enough is known, and the Demo cratic cause is on the increase. Brown the De mocratic candidate for Governor of Tennessee is most certainly elected, while the Legislature of that State after, a long series of years is also on the right side. Indiana, too, is in possession of a democratic Legislature. We have held our own in Kentucky, and increased the popular vote in our favor. Democratic Alabama, has maintained her position, although our majorities have been somewhat reduced, in consequence of two candi dates of our party running for Governor. This happy result of the present elections, shows the j popularity of the President and a determination ' on the part of the people to sustain him, and tl e ! measures proclaimed by him, in his inaugural on j the fourth of March. WATER FOR THE NAVY. We have often wondered that the Government has never adopted the very simple and economi cal plan of laying down a lines of pipes from the Lake of the Dismal Swamp to the Navy Yard, in Gosport, for the purpose of supplying otir vessels of war with pure fresh water, instead of being at the enormous expense they are now at to ob tain that indispensable npoessnry. The original cost of laying down the pipes would he nothing, in comparison of building and keeping in repair water lngs, and not one quarter of what it cost to build the Water Witch steamer, which is now undergoing extensive alterations in Philadelphia, to make her capable of performing the duties first expected of her, and then her continued heavy daily expensp, in fuel and bands, will far over balance any service that she can render. The water, too, which she could supply is from the James River, up which she would have to go at least sixty miles before she could get out of brack ish water, and then not get as good an article, as might, without expense or a moment’s delay, he obtained at the Navy Yard, fur experience has folly demonstrated that the Juniper water of the Swamp is the purest, most healthy and pleasant that can be taken to sea. The elevation of the Lake is some twpnty or thirty feet above the Navy Yard, which would give, in the fifteen miles, a sufficient hpad for all purposes. Or if need be, there is sufficient water power at the lower end of the Dismal Swamp Canal, only a few miles from Gosport, whereby water could readily be raised to a reservoir, fifty, sixty, seventy feet in height, (sufficient to cover any house in Norfolk or Portsmouth.) and at the point where now much of the water is obtained with which our vessels of war and commerce arc supplied. We trust that these few crude remarks will attract the attention of gentlemen who are more ctnversant with the topography of the country, and that the Secretary of the Navy will command an examination of the Lake and the route to he made to decide on its practicability and feasibili ty. This much we know, that the mere expense of placing the pipes will bo very trifling, as there is no obstructions in the whole route, the soil be ing alluvial and light sand. SCIENCE AND ART Left free to the research of nil, arc working wonders in onr Young Arnerira, that astonish not less the learned plodders of the Old World, than the results of free government do the crowned heads without hearts, whose thrones are tremb ling before the onward march of the people’s pnWer, and predilection fur Republican rnlp. with their hostility to any other than protective, an thoritij. Man left free to act, has not only hade the huge forest oaks that had defied a thousand furious storms, to leap into the raging floods and impelled by the gales of Heaven to glide around the world, bearing their burdens safely on wherever they are bidden, but also driven by a more tremendous power, in defiance nf winds and waves, they plough their foaming course unheeding aught, save the pent up giant, the breathing of whose nostrils, at human nod, shakes and forces them along as if they were but rushes tossed about in air by sportive winds. Nor has the work paused even here, for »ri butizing the. recesses of the earth for materials, routes have, been constructed across lands, S'ates and continents, and obedient to the commands of men, this monument of the might of mind has fled along with headlong haste, dragging in its unwilling train, a mountain weight, over hills, and dales, and vales, and plains, through woodland wilds and fertile fields, still rushing onward till bade by man to stop. Obedient, in an instant, it yields, quietly submissive to the master’s will. Nor is this all. for the lightning which Franklin conquered and rendered harmless in his hands, have now been called upon by more modern science to do the drudgery of man ; to fly with wingless •pe*d and bear without one instant of delay, from neighborhood to neighborhood, from city to city, fr >m State to State, and wo may soon expect to sc e it bearing from nation to nation, from continent to continent, and we had almost said front world to world the dictations of that power, the immor tal mind, which has thus gained complete control over this once dreaded agent of the universe. Such results if foretold, would have been pro ' nonneed the wildest vagaries of the imagination, and perchance, like the Cupernican theory of As tronomy, proclaimed and denounced heretical and dangerous delusions, leading to infidelity and crime. Hnt now all agree that every new development of the wondrous elements God lias employed in the formation of the system of worlds of which ours constitutes a part, displays more and more clearly, his wisdom and goodness. Every step taken in the investigation of the planetary spheres, their uniformity and celerity of motion, their in conceivable distances and magnitudes, the perfect order and matchless beauty of the whole, bespeaks ; yet more clearly, the character of the great Crea ator and Preserver. Every advance in the investigations leading to new practical adaptations of the principles of science to the snpyly of the wants and comforts : of man, goes still further to show that the condi I tion of the human race is left to a very great do | greo in their own hands, that they are capable of I promoting their ow n enjoyments to an almost lim itless extent. Religion, Science and Art. walk hand in hand onward toward the goal of human happiness. Let man push forward to the attain merit of his highest good, combining individual elevation with the exaltation and excellence of the race. Thus shall the will of ITeaven. ho host obeyed while the wants of cartli are best sup plied. DEATH OF J. AUGUSTUS SIIEA. Tlie (loath of this gentleman is announced in Saturday morning’s Tribune. Mr. Shea was a native of Ireland, of highly respectable connex ions. He has written several pieces of poetry which will give him a name in the republic of letters. It was but on Monday of last week that he left home for Connecticut, where he was en gaged to deliver a poem. Ho returned sick, and died on Friday morning. U. S. NAVAL FORCE IN THE GULF. The Washington Constitution says that “ the United States squadron in the Gulf of Mexico is ample for any emergency likely to arise in that quarter. Including the steam frigate Mississippi, now on her way, it will consist of ten vessels of war, mounting over two hundred guns.” This, we believe, is a larger force than has ever hern heretofore concentrated under the command ofnny naval officer in our service. On the western roast of Mexico there is, or shortly will he eight, of our vessels of war and this force will be increased by the vessels of the East India squadron, now on their way home. What Does it Mean?—The Chicago Dem ocrat learns from good authority that the British have a steam war ship of flm largest size laid up at Penetengoishine, about 200 miles from Macki nac, with a full crew in attendance, ready to sail at any moment. They had hut one company there until recently. They have now two full regiments of Highland Dragoons, and have en larged and fortified more strongly the barracks at that place. Until lately, the British have been in the habit of paying our Indians annuities. But our government protested against it and broke it up. 'I’he Indians have heretofore lived on Drum mond’s Island, American territory. But now they have nearly all moved to the Manitouline Isl ands, the property of Great Britain, where they are fed.ch died, and provided with arms and am munition by British officers. On the Manitouline Islands there are now from three to four thousand Indian warriors. If this he trne, it shows that the British policy is every where the same, and that iri the event of a war, they would no more hesitate to make use of the savage aid of Indian allies, than they did in the last war. It means nothing more than to excite the weak nerves of old “ grannies,” whether in petticoats or breeches. We believe the whole story to be an unmitigated “ Roorback.” If Great Britain should go to war with us, she would no doubt take advantage of every means in her power to cripple and conquer us—but she would be decent , ly whipped again, and the result would be, to to drive her flag from this continent.—Editor i JVcrn Era. i__ THE CHEAT UNKILLED. Henry M. Paine, whose repeated attacks hy invisible and intangible murderers and robbers in Washington, Auburn and Oxford has so aroused the sympathy of our whole people, that it has run out until there is none left, is now writing him self into fame. The Boston Traveller gives him a quiet touch, which we copy below : “ Wc see by the Worcester Transcript, of yes terday. that this gentleman is out again, and with over two columns, giving an account of his beintr robbed at Washington and Auburn. It is full <~f ' conceit and bravado, arid, without proving that any pres‘ wishes to levy Mark mail on liimTsays : * If they think that, by so doing, they can levy 1 black mail on your writer, they are mistaken, i lor I am, in this case prepared to carry on war to the knife.’ We are of opinion with Mr. Paine in one particular when he says : ‘ 1 have now done with this matter. 'There is such n thing ns defending one’s self ton much.’ and ns he dates : from his ‘ Optical Works,’ we hope his optics will enable him to see the proposition plainer and I plainer.” A CANDIDATE DEAD. Dr. L. G. Thompson, the Whig candidate for : Congress in the Tenth District of Indiana at the recent election, died on the 8'h instant, after an illness of ten days. His competitor in the District was the Hon. Andrew Kennedy, who was re elected. ANOTHER KIKE IN NEW YORK. The Evening edition of the Tribune of Satur ' day gives us the account of a fire in that city (,n i *Gat morning, which in a short time destroyed np ! ward of 50,000 worth of property, ono-fifib I of which was insured STEAMER ON LAKE ERIE SUNK. 1 ho Detroit Advertiser has a letter from a cor respondent. furnishing the following facts: “ At halt past 3 A. M. Tuesday, below Point au Police on Lake Erie, the • London ’ steamer from Buffa lo, and the ‘Kent’ steamer on her downward passage, eame in contact with a dreadful crash, and the result of the concussion was the loss of the hitter boat, and, we grieve to add, several lives.” Both these boatt belong to Canada. Tm: AmtR at Frankfort.—We stated the other day that the Mon. Ben. I lardin, Secretary of the State of Kentucky, had been compelled to leave Frankfort to escape popular violence. The C incinnati Lazette says he had sent to his rare, from near Bardstown, a country girl to learn the milliners’ business, ile put her in a brothel, in tending, as is supposed,to pollute her there. The citizens of Frankfort found out Mr. Hardin’s base intentions, and drove him out of the city as they would some scullion. It was hard to keep his hack free, we learn, Irom a coat of tarand feathers. I hey served him right. Any man guilty of so brutal an attempt, and mure especially upon an ignorant unsuspected stranger sent to his care, ought to he driven beyond the haunts of civilized man.— Keystone. [ 1 his same Hardin, while in Washington as a Representative in Congress from Kentucky, dis graced his State and humanity, by his open de hauchery ami dissolute habits; we had no idea that the \\ bigs ot Kentucky, even to please Mr.Clay, would have been so regardless of decency as to place him in the responsible office of Secretary of | State.—Editor JYeu> JGrn.] For tl>c Now Era. JWr. Editor:—! observed in ibis morning’s Norfolk Herald, a small paragraph, announcing the celebration of the “ Military Encampment at Ephrota,” near the city of Lancaster, Pa. The occasion is in honor of those 200 brave men, who were wounded and died during our Revolutionary struggle for Liberty and Independence. The reason I make this announcement, is that I ntn exceedingly gratified to learn that that old vet eran officer, General llarnbright, is to assume the command. General llarnbright, is a well known i and tried soldier, lie march to Baltimore, took op j arms in defence of his country, during the late j war, and in the very city where the Hon. James | Buchanan, (now Secretary of State) prepared for the same defence. Yours, Very Respectfully. Portsmouth. Aug. 1G, 1845. Mimtary Encampment at Epiirata.—The Military Encampment at Ephrata, Lancaster county, Pa., will commence on the 9th September next, and continue until the 13th. On the II tb the corner stone of the monument, to be erected over the remains of the two hundred soldiers of the Revolution, who died there, will be laid. A general Review of the troops will also take place on that day. and an Oration and a Historical Ad dress he delivered. Major llarnbright,of Lancas ter. is to take command of the Encampment._ Herald. From the New Orleans Tropic, August 9. DEPARTURE OP T1IE MEXICAN CON SUL. The Mexican consul will leave this city to-day. on the Relarnpago, for Vera Cruz. Through the courtesy of our friends of lhe“ Bee,” which paper will contain this morning his address to the Mexi cans in this country, we are enabled to state that, although Senor Arrangoiz has closed his business here, and leaves in obedience to instructions from bis government, the period of bis departure was left wholly to his own discretion. The instruc tions to him were predicated, not upon n declara tion of war, hut upi>n the present unsettled rela tions between the two conn tries. We understand tint he leaves at this time, in order to avoid the gales that usually occur in September. He lakes bis official papers with him. From the New Orleans Bee. We translate, fur the benefit of our readers, the following notice, (published in Spanish,) by the Mexican consul, and addressed to his countrymen : Mexican Consui New Orleans, August By order of his excellency the President of the republic. I inform the Mexican citizens residing in the United States, that bis excellency has deter mined tint this consulate he closed, and that I re turn to Mexico, taking with ine its archives, in consequence of the state of our relations with the United States. In compliance with this order, I will this day close my office, and will sail to-mor row f>r Vera Cruz, on board the Mexican schoon er Relampago. F. I)E ARRANGOIZ, Consul. Extract of a Idler to the Editor of the “ Union,” dated Galveston, July 31, 1845. The steamer “ Alabama ” (which arrived horp on yesterday evening from Arkansas bay) will leave this morning fur New Orleans. She took down General Tnvlor. and eight companies of the 4th regiment of United States troops, and landed them on St. Joseph’s island, in Matagorda bay. where they will remain until (he rest of the troops arrive. In the mean time. General Taylor arid j his stafT have taken the steamer “ Undine ” down j t° Corpus C-hristi. for the purpose of looking at the j place, and seeing if it. would be the best location ; for the troops until they are stationed where they ! are to remain. The troops were in fine health | and spirits. I here probably is a scarcity of good water on St Joseph’s island ; hut, in every other I respect. i' will please them. There is great abun 1 dance "I fish, and plenty of deer and other gamp. ( Major Dunelson will probably visit General Tay lor in a few days. I be major has entirely recov ered from his late indisposition, and appears to he in better health than I ever saw him. The con vention is making progress with their business, i and will close their labors, it is supposed, about ' the middle Of August, or by the20lh at the latest J J he officers will all be elected by the peoplp, and for short periods, except the judges, who will probably he nominated by the governor, and elect- i ed by the S natc. There seems to be a disposi- ' lion to avoid everything that could, by possibility,: come in conflict with the constitution of the Uni- ; ted States. I he Revenue in the principal Northern ports of the United States—viz: Boston, New York Philadelphia and Baltimore—for this year, from the l*t August up to last Monday wns as follows; 1 August 1st to 11th. 1845, $1,372.000; August 1st to 11th. 1844, 91,591,000—difference in the i two years $219,600.— Ledger. From the Washington Uuion. MEXICO. There are no decisive indications of the course which Mexico intends to pursue. The proclama tion of Senor Comic, minister of war. of the lGilt thunders war in our ears. He talks loudly of the supreme government intending to communicate to Congress, on the next day. the declaration oj war ; and declares that the government is cover ing the different points on the frontiers, and col lecting tire necessary means, Sec., &c.. to carry it on. The Mexican consol has also left New Orleans. We have rumors, also, of several corps of Mexican troops advancing to the frontiers.— One would think that these are pretty conclusive signs of the design of tin* government of Mexico to change her relations from peace to war. It would be clearly so, with almost any other people than with her. But she has been so much in the habit of dealing in pronttticiamentoit,in proclama- ! tions. in bulletins, and decrees—she has threaten- j ed and blustered, and thundered war so often in j our ears—that we can never calculate with any confidence upon her intentions. As the New Or leans Bulletin says : 1 he publication [of the letter from the Minister of War,] however, is not a declaration of war.— It can only he considered a note of preparation—a part of that bluster and bravado for which the Mexicans are famous. Bellicose circulars, mani festoes, and proclamations, are cheap and blood less modes of venting national ire ; and it may be expected that, in tin* impending war, the hoik o their fighting will he dune with that kind ot weapon. As to the declaration of hostilities which the Minister of War speaks of as an inevitable and impending event, we are slow to believe the Mexican cabinet capable of such rashness and blind infatuation. Nor shall we he convinced to the contrary, until the (act is attested by authen tic and official information. The expectation all along hits been, that there would he a great deal of threatening and gasconading. This is the Mexican character; and the position of parties ^in that nation at present compels the administration to assume a belligerent attitude, in order to main tain its popularity. Nothing has been done, therefore, nor any demonstrations been made, other than precisely such, as under the circumstances, were to have been anticipated. Her President, too, may employ this warlike language as a popular mode of electioneering with a clamorous people, to secure their votes upon | himself, as the President of the republic, at the election which takes place early in the month of j August. Besides, she is so vulnerable herself, j ar|d so destitute of the power to injure the United | States, that every one asks himself, “ Can she be infatuated enough to risk a war with the United States?” Upon the whole, nothing is more un certain than the course she will pursue. As far as we are advised, the despatches to oor govern ment are not more decisive than our private ac counts. W ar may come. The next arrival mav bring the declaration ; and yet no man counts upon it with any certainty. Still, it is best to prepare for the worst; and, acting upon this safe and pru dent maxim, we have no doubt that the Execu tive is taking early precautions to meet the blow, and making every preparation to repel it. Oor troops are actually on the frontiers ; arms are al ready at Galveston. The Texians may probably I be invited, it necessary, to cooperate with our troops; and rations will be furnished, if they re quire it. Oor squadrons in the gulf will lie on the alert. The first blow that shall be struck by Mexico, will become the signal of efficient and vigorous hostilities on the part the United States. Prom the Boston Post. MISS DELIA WEBSTER I Ins published an account of her arrest, trial, conviction, imprisonment, and pardon, in Ken tucky, upon the charge of seducing slaves to leave their masters. Her narrative appears to be writ ten with as much candor as could be expected un der the circumstances, and dues justice to the ju dicial authorities generally, for their liberality and kindness towards her, although she had cause to complain in some of the preliminary stages of her troubles. YV eare convinced, by her own nar rative, that she was cognizant of Fairbanks’s pro ceedings in assisting slaves to make their escape, and thereby rendered herself amenable to the laws of Kentucky, The following are her con cluding remarks :— “ Thoughts on slavery.—The readpr will ex pect, before I conclude this work, that I should give my views of the character of American sla very. My sentiments upon this subject may be pretty clearly gathered from what has been ex pressed incidentally already, but since so much lias bpcn said in relation to a change in my views, it will be expected that I should be more distinct and full in my declarations. I have never yet read any publication issued by the abolitionists.— YY’hat I shall say, therefore, will lie the result of conviction from youth, and personal observation. From my earliest knowledge of the existence and nature of American slavery, I have had an utter abhorrence of i', as a system of uncom pounded wickedness, alike opposed to Christian! ty and the principles of a republican government. Indeed, I think it almost as bad as the devil and wicked men can make it. These sentiments ( have never disguised,either in Kentucky or elsewhere. It is true I denied being an abolitionist, in the sense of Kentucky construction, and I still deny it; for I am, and ever have hern, as bitterly opposed to what is termed * negro stealing/ as Kentuckians them selves. I believe (lie zeal of those who would seduce the slave from his master is altogether misdirect ed. For though the condition of individual slaves may thus be greatly improved, the chains of thral dom are rivetted tighter than before on the re maining thousands, who most still drink the hit ter waters of slavery. Nor do I approve of any thing which has a tendency to sow discord or to create feeling of animosity between the north and sooth. I am decidedly opposed to a dissolution of the Union. For I consider the north as deep ly implicated in the guilt of slavery as the south, and fur more inexcusable. I would not he understood that my abhorrence of this institution arises merely from the fart of injustice to the slave. It is injustice to ourselves. It is a canker Worm, gnawing at the vitals of our best interests, and eating out the fat of the land, and making our country poorer and leaner every day. Though my understanding cannot sanction any interference with the claims of the south, or any violation of the rights which the constiinoon se cures to the slaveholder, my sympathies most ever congratulate the slave who makes his own voluntary and harmless escape. I believe the diffusion of light, with the active exercise of a Christian spirit, would produce such a revolution in public sentimement, that the legis latures of the slave states would soon adopt some plan to remedy this evil,—.and I must applaud any just, safe, and politic measure* to banish this * curse from our land. But ahoyo all things I would have it done legally, and with a sacred re gard to the preservation of our Union and tho constitution of our beloved country. I could enlarge upon this subject, hut have not the space to do so in this work, and shall not he expected to go beyond the simple expression of my sentiments at this time. But will merely add in relation to slavery in Kentucky, that public feeling is opposed to cruelty. The slaves are generally faithful and much attached to their owners, who treat them with as much liberality as servitude will bear. True, I have witnessed some of the most heart rending punishments, but consider them only isolated instances of abuse._ So lar as I was able to learn, they generally ap peared to be well fed, well clothed, and cheerful as could he expected. 1 am not conscious of any change having bpen produced in my mind during my residence in the slave states, except that I acquired more sympa thy for the slave, and more for his master.” IMPORTANT LAWSUIT. Messrs. Webster and Choate are engaged in an important lawsuit about to he tried in Boston which involves the question whether a transfer of property made by a Millerite during his halluci nation, can be deemed legal. The case is as fol lows, and is very interesting, because there are many similarly conditioned. A gentleman in one ol the towns in Massachusetts, a manufacturer, engaged in a large and profitable business, be came impressed with the conviction that the world was about to come to an end, according to the prediction of Miller. For a time lie conduct ed his business as before, but soon began to see the folly and wickedness of bestowing his limo and attention upon worldly affairs when the end of all things was so nparat hand. He wished to divest himself of his property, retaining only enough for his support till the coming of the great •lay. His family and friends prevented him from throwing away his estate, and at last, out of de ference, as he said to their feelings, he dispussd of it, much as he would havo done by will, in case of his death. To his oldest son he conveyed all his property, binding him to pay to his other children their appropriate shares, and taking for himself one thousand dollars, to defray his ex penses for the short time the world had then to endure. I he gentleman commenced preaching until t he doctrine of Miller exploded, and his zeal then abated and he found out his delusion. Ho tried in vain to get into business. Not being able to obtain money in this way, he has commenced a suit against the son for the recovery of the whole property. His plea is at the time he made the sale, he was laboring under a delusion, and therefore was not in a sound state of mind. The case will excite a good deal of interest. Able counsel is employed on both sides.—Phil. Gaz. ATTRIBUTES AND EVILS OF A RACE COURSE. The Grand Jury of Camden County, in New Jersey, have presented the Race Course at that place as a great public nuisance. It is thus des < rhed : “The Course being established in the pre cincts of a populous, city, crowds of idle and dis solute persons are let loose in our very midst; almost every variety of vice is practised ; and it is apparent, that common decorum is but little re garded where some of the most dissolute of both sexes are promiscuously intermingled. Private rights are disregarded, private property is tram pled upon, and the peace of the community dis turbed. Gambling of every description, from the race itself down to the host of thimble players, is notoriously practised. The mere running of the horse is as nothing compared with the evils that flow from the race course; it is the pollutions that are thrown broad cast into the moral atmosphere, and the exhibitions of depravity and temptations to it that are thrust upon the public eye.” From the United States Saturday Post. CAITDLEISM. Various opinions are expressed about the Cau dle Lectures, three more of which V\ill be found in this day’s paper. Sentimental young men and maidens, who are looking forward to marriage as an unalloyed paradise are entirely and tine(]urvocalIy indignant. Married ladies, whose pinched nosps show intelligible hints of young hyson and old scolding, declare emphatically that every one of the letters is a confounded no such thing. An cient maidens protest that it is a sin and a shame to abuse the poor married people so; and feel an inward wish, which they do not always express, that they could only he put in a position to be a bused too. Married men look unutterable things, and decline to depose seriously what their real thoughts and impulses are, in the matter. On the whole we feel tolerably sure that these lectures ha ve done, and are still doing a great deal of good. W e do not mean to say that they have stopped the women from scolding, for the women will continue to scold while the men continue to de serve it—as they certainly deserve it, and be banged to them ! But the Caudle Lectures have introduced a vis comira into matrimonal interludes which disarms them of her bitterness. Ex. Pr. Simpkins's Wife, Now Simpkins, that’s your way. It’s the old story—go out and be sure you don’t come home till midnight! Certainly, Mrs. Candle. Simpkins's IVife. Oh, you provoking man! And then, as he puts his hand on the door latch she puts her hand on his shoulder. As he turns his head half round their faces innocently meet— and Morse's Telegraph is nothing to it! Not a word is said, but if you happen in at half past ! eight exactly, you will heal Simpkins’s house, j.iust ns Simpkins’s maid Betty is bringing in the ices which Simpkins ordered on his way home, and of which lie and his wife are about to pa*rtake with just as much innocent simplicity, as if they bad been married but ten days instead of ten years. Don’t you see that all this honeyed sweetness '•owes of Mrs. Caudle? Don’t you ppreeive that I Douglass Jerrold has laughed married people into i wore proper behavior in his twenty Lectures than l be could have preached them into in forty ser I moos? The plain truth of the matter seems to be that i 'be wedding day being regarded as climax No. 1, and the first baby as climax No. 2. all after that is permitted by married people to become the dull est merest anti climax in the world. The wife is j quite another thing from the affianced girl, and | ihe husband is a monster very diffi-rent from the dear attentive suitor. The only way to cure this evil, and prevent its recurrence, is for the couple to commence a new start of “ attention ” from the end of the honey moon—said reciprocal kindness to be continued during their natural lives. “ Caleb, spell Aaron" “ (treat A little n-r n-n—ron.” Very well, fchabod, see if you can spell United States" “ Yes «ir. Great country, little country, j I e-x—us.” “ Go up head.’’—Picayune School