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The nndersignee?, member of the National Demoeraiic Party, supporter ef ita prin ciples, aad deeply anxious byjroinotuig its ' bannouy, to preserve unimpaired the effi ; eieoey of its organization, desire to join in eoan&el with their Democratic brethren ' throughout the United States. ' The proceedings of the conrcntion recently assembled at Charleston have developed a di vergence of opinion between the delegations of the different States in relation to the prin ciples which form the basis of our Union. The national democratic pint form adopted at Cincinnati In 1 856 met the cordial approval , of all who believe these United States to be. wbut their very name imports, a onion of State equal, sovereign, and endowed in all re spects with equal righto. ' This approval was Lined on what seemed to n to be the plain meaning of the- resolutions embraced in that platform. Puring the four years, however, which have since intervened, it has become painfully ap parent tliat the construction deemed by us so manifestly right is controverted by many member of our party ; that other principles are supposed to find countenance in that plat ' form principles, in our judgment, subversive ' of the true theory of the Government and of the -Constitution to w hich our Union owes its birth, amfon whose preservation its perma nent existence depend. ( : What is the history of the recent conven tion at Charleston f ' Seventeen SUteit, forming a majority of the whole, adopted with remarkable unanimity platform of principles to worded as to avoid the possibility of misconstruction principles deemed political axioms by all who uphold the equal rights of the States as the very basis of U confederacy. ' Many delegates from the remaining sixteen States concurred in opinion with this majority, conspicuous amongst whom were delegates from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. . ' The Suites which adopted thin platform give electoral votes which can be relied on with ab solute certainty in favor of Democratic nom inees, and well-grounded confidence is enter tained of a like result in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. These seventeen States united with Pennsylvania alouc comprise a majority of the entire electoral vote of the United States, able to elect the Democratic nominees against the combined opposition of all tho re- j Draining State. i its harmony. So believing, wa Insist that our position rt jri;t-ulim of democratic States and eor.stitneirdw'tOTius no just bar to our right, but 'rather impose on us the duty, of joining our counsels with those of our demo cratic brethren, and uniting in their efforts' to secure the triumph of our principles. " - It is plain that, if the convention 'shall at Baltimore adopt a satisfactory platform of principles before proceeding to select U can didates, the reason which dictated the with drawal of the delegations of the eight States will have ceased, and no motive will remain for refusing to nnite with their .sister States nor for holding an adjourned meeting at Rich mond. On the other hand, if the convention, on reassembling at Baltimore, shall disappoint the just expectations of the remaining demo cratic Stales, their delegations cannot fail to withdraw and unite with the eight States which have adjourned to Richmond. In either event there would be unanimous action in, support of our principles by all the States which can be relied on for casting democratic electoral votes. From this statement of facts, is it not evi dent that the wise and prudent course now to be pursued by tho delegations of the eight States is to defer assembling in Richmond un til the necessity for such meeting shall become imperative ! Ought they not, in view of the altered condition of affairs, o return to the convention at Baltimore and aid their sister Suites in the struggle for tho recognition of sound democratic principles f May it not be that their votes would now suffice to turn the scale, to purgo the party creed of all heresies, and to emblazon on the party banner its hon ored device of fidelity to the CoustitutioB and the Union in characters so clear as to defy misconstruction f Snpposo for a moment that in this last struggle for the right they should again be overborne : Is it not, then, equally plain that the delegations of the other democratic States cannot for an instant be suspoctcd of an in tcntion to refuse to redeem their pledge of withdrawal from an assemblage which sliall persistently 'determine on the sacrifice of prin ciplcjwbich they themselves have declared in dispensable for their united action to a sup posed expediency ! And will not all the dem ocratic Statc,thu withdrawing and adjourn iug to Richmond be joined by the true aid faithful delegate from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, from Indiana aud New York aye, from every one of our sister States where delegates are found imbued with the living i ,.,. From tUs Xew ? ork bedgor. PAIBE, XOT "U ITCHED. .1 -..i - j.- sr wiuxtM weaais. "' ' J : i ' '' V "..-1 l.i ' !-Wr ' -i ir: It stb reading a novel hut brauglt me to thli I ' A romantic description of rover and bliss, ' ' ' And of two hearts Cut mi-jrl. J in'oae the ahould, So I vowtd f d get married ae fast to I could. I remember the eharma of tlie heroine! Inir : .... " The ffctooate ciuW of great wuitioin, ' : Wit a nature poetic a eUi(l face, AndaBfure uDequUed fur beauty and grace). Aad I sought through tlx country and efty to find A roung saaidca that all these attraction combiued, WithaapirUoohgeoud"--ioipiiDto sea .s Toe ocbanUuH that somewhere Mm destined for me. At a " hop" by the sea-si Ja, I met with a belle, And we waltzed to the " music's voluptuous (well ; Then together we strolled " for the air" oa the aand While be gazed at the moonbeams, I offered my hind. She accepted "Ah I happy indeed was my lot !" I exclaimed as 1 pictured true love in rot We were married iu grandeur I could not afford. So we took, in Fifth Avenue, " rooms without board." .'"' H v " - I must take for the " far west" the four o'clock train 1 It k three, and I search for my clothing in vain t My umbrella bu nmijied and oh 1 how H pour I There' no wardrobe in wardrobe no drawers in drawer I . TTia vdtitfirm trm fl.ilifuimtMtr niiwtfvl lie , , , hi .. pnucmles of our party, but whose voice ha a combination composed of a small fraction ot ,' i i . . the rhdegHtcs from the seventeen Democratic States and a very Urge majority of the dele k'utes of the remaining sixteen States; and a resolution was adoptod in its stead, simply re affirming the principles of the Cincinnati plat form, without explanation or interpretation of its disputed meaning. Thin was done with the openly-avowed purpose of enabling the Democratic r'.rty to wugu buttle with some eli.mco of ftMCess in rerti:i Northern and estem r.Iiitc..riv ire.eulin.' to l:ie nHiiilj as i if ilni'triiiea nrhtpintea nnnitle ur1 ivnniAK' . ' li,'l'? I . 1 ; ........... 1.1 :,. ,. .iWi,. li,.f ntiviffiii hitherto been stifled in the Convention, be cause of their being in tho minority of their respective delegations I For it is a etiiking faet not to be overlook ed in this connection, that whether tho vote had been tnkeu entirely by States or by dele gates, in either event there was a clear major ity in the Convention in favor of the recog nition of sound constitutional principles, and it was only by takin-r p.-rt of the votes by Stn'e ! unit-, unl mother pwt by divided thiit lit! apparent and factitious ma- repudiated by a majority of the Democratic State delegations, and by a majority approach ing unanimity of the Democratic electoral votes of the Union. The delegations of eight States, together ith a portion of that of Delaware, faithful erents of our party and firm supporters of principles, were thus by sheer force of votes, cast by delegates from States that will certainly vote for the Republican candidates, compelled to withdraw from the convention, because, in the language of a distinguished j delegate, they felt " that it was a burning im-1 putation upon tho honor and patriotism of j I a he party, that, claiming to be national, and ciniining to have principles for its guide, it i should acknowledge for its declaration of faith ; Ja creed upon which are placed two distinctly opposite interpretations by its owra advo cates." - We cannot refrain from expressing our admi- ration and approval of this lofty manifestation of adherence to principle, rising superior to ' all considerations of expediency, to all tram mels of party, and looking with a single eye xto the defence of the constitutional rights of the States. The delegations of other democratic States however, (including a few delegates from the seceding States,) not less faithful in devotion jto principle, were more hopeful of obtaining I from their brethren some satisfactory recogni- tion of sound principles, and decided on re-'-TOAining in the Convention after distinctly de ' claring, however, their determination also to withdraw if their just expectation should be disappointed. tiou. The answer to all these foregoing qnestions seems to us to be clear and plain. The line of conduct we suggest leals, in our judgineut, to a reconciliation of difference on a basis of principle. It leads to the united aud baruio nious action of our party. It does more, in finitely more : It secures vastly added strength to that Assertion of principles which none of us would for an instant think of compromi. ing; it compels their recognition and proudly vindicates the action of the seceding delegates who will thus have secured the object of their struggle, and have merited the applause and gratit'idc of their democratic brethren. The contrary course would, we believe, be productive of mischievous consequences. Time does not permit the action of the regu lar organizations of our party in tho respec tive States, and who alone have the power to speak their will, to meet in council and give instruction to their delegates. How is the voice of California or of Oregon to be heard in time! How are the constituencies of Tex as and Virginia to meet in State conventions and give authoritative expressions of their will before the middle of June t How can the machinery be put iu motion by which the democratic voters will direct attendance at Baltimore or Richmond in accordance with their judgment ! Evidently, this cannot be done. Evidently, tho delegations already elected arc the only ones tliat tarn act, and they mitsf act on their own judgment in a conjuncture which does not allow opportunity I moat wear the old coat, which is tattered and torn. And thaw ahabbypUid-pants, and this felt hat forlorn, And these leaky patched boots which my aukle dis tress! ' .4 For my ills and myself I can find no re-drcs 1 I Imagined, while single and wooing my fair, I should happiness find in die peace of a pair For this error of judgment my grief is siueere When I courted s dear one, I caught one too dear I Not s soul in th house t all are out of the way, Fortuy wife U attending the graud matinc She embroiders, sinn, promenades, dunce and flirts, Bui tke trill not te bultont oh anil matin Jtirtt I Better Lute limn Xcver. Life is a race where some, succeed, While others arc beginning; Tia luck at times, at others speed, ' That gives an early winning, But if you chance to full behind, , Ne'er slacken your endeavor, Just keep tho wholesome truth in luuid: "f is better late than never. a If you can keep ahcid 'tis well ; But never trip your neighbor; ' Tin noble when you can excel By honest, patient labor. ' But if you are out-tripped at last, Press on as bold as ever; ReniumW, though you are surpassed, 'Tis ix-ttcr late taan never! Ne'er labor for an Idle boast ' Of victory o'er another; But whilo you hti-;Vo your uttermost, Deal fairly with a brother. Whate'er your station, do your best, And hold your purpose ever; And if you tail to beat the rest 'Tis belter lute than never t Choose well the path In which you run Succeed by noble dtii-ir.;;; Then, thon'i tr !.;', 'ehr-ii once 'ti.i won, Your crown is worth 'iB wearing. Then neverfeei ii' lu't oejiin 1, Nor shaken your ctidcnvor; But ever keep t!iL trutli in mind; 'Tis better late tha n never I for instruction by their constituencies. A re- It is thn. apparent that there was almost , Sute to return to Baltimore, a refusal to de- M'hnt Ttii-y -j About It. The New York Day lUwle gives its readers the following article, which we publish as a good gun frorr the North, whose report should be heard by Southerners with admi ration : "Tiiosf Eleven Obstikats Fellows." The Washington Canst! tut ion refers in the following quite explicit manner to the proceed ing at Charleston, and very forcibly shows how wrong is the course of the Northern Delegates in determining really to break up the party rather than give such a platform of principles as is just to both sections : A Wbak Invkntio or tub "Tkimpxt- aas." The wretched attempt of some of the "trumpeters" from Charleston w stigmatize the Southern Delegations by the chargo of of aiming at a dissolution of the Union ill scarcely impose on the most credulous reader. The retort, it is obvious, is both cogent and at hand for those who, obstinately bent upon denying to the South the great principle of the equality of the States and the guarantees requisite for the maintenance of that princi ple, have exasperated the jealousy and foster ed the distrust which alienated men that, in 1856, could stand on one and the same plat form. If the l emocrutic party is, indeed, ever to be broken np if the Union is now endangered the blame must rest not upon those who insist upon the recoraitijn of tliat vitd principle, but rather on tbo.-c who would v., I :i From TalilnglM, . , , j r .r. , Wa&msoTOii, May 15, 180a Da Si; I have received the polite invi tation of your Committee to attend a public j meeting La Charleston on the 18 th iusU, and to address it. It would be very pleasant to tue to be with yon. But while so fatiguing a trir) would be a severe tax on mv not vigor- 1 bus health, I should neglect my duties here, r . , . . . at a iiruo wnen, iney are Decoming very im portant ; and I can, in a few lines, say to you all that I could say at your meeting, to attend which I would have to travel twelve hundred mile and lose ten day from the Senate. Practical statesmanship consist in taking the best next ttrp, . Honor, honesty and phi losophic statesmanship require that that step should be taken on a broad lone of policy, based upon souud and comprehensive princi ples. In my opinion the next step which all the States whose delegate seceded from tin kite Convention in your city should take, and in fact bound in honor to take, is to appoint delegates to meet in convention at Richmond, on the day appointed by the seceding dele gates. . . At this critical time, with events deeply af fecting any opinions any one may entertain as to what that convention shpuld do crowding rapidly upon us, I think that those delegates should be chosen from among the ablest and most reliable men of each State, and that they should be clothed with ample and almost un limited discretionary powers. The only in struction I would give them would bo, that they should take cure that these States should receive no detriment. It might not be im proper to commission them as delegates to any other Convention which these times may bring forth, and which, in their judgment, they might see fit to unite with. Whilst the broadest and perhaps truest pol icy of the whole country is to maintain the union of all the States, under the Federal Constitution, it is undoubtedly a wise policy to maintain such a union of the slaveliolding States, aud other immediate neighbors, but it is titential that the eight seceding ro7i States should be kept together in the closest bonds of union aud good feeling. With their largo territorial area, their present and grow ing population, and their surplus productions, eagerly sought after in nearly every market in the world, and commanding annually two hundred millions of dollars in specie, they would, if organized by themselves und"r our present Federal Constitution, constitute a Re public that would at oneo command the re spect of every civilized power. They have a substantial basis on which they may stand, whoever may fall I It is, therefore, their policy, and any oflior would bo tuicidal, to maintain with each oth cr at all times and in every crisis, tho most in timate and fraternal association. They should then, fj I have said, meet, according to ap point aent, at Richmond, represented by their best men, invested with almost all iiower. Such a meeting, I do not think, would havo any tendency towards bringing about the dis union of the United States. I believe its ef fect would be precisely tho reverse. A largo majority of the people of tha noii-slaveuold-ing State, misguided by ambitious aud fa natical leaders, seem bent on our destruction, ignorant that it involves thoir own. That it Joes, it is in vain to argue to them. They aro told and believe that we are weak ; a id in the face of the fact that we have been strung enough to control this Government ever since it was established, and to make the country all that it is, they have been made to believe that the South dare not face the North on any decisive field iu short, on the issue of dib- j union. And that issue is what, it seems to me, they are now pressing keenly on us, . in Congress and everywhere. We must meet it, a:id meet it now. And, in my opinion, the way to meet it is, not by wild resolves oi Legislatures or Conventions, by absurd bra vados of newspaper editors, or by the reek less declamation of travelling orators; but by the calm, noiseless, yet stern assemblage at Richmond of the best men of the seceding States better, perhaps, of all the States who shall, saying little, threatening nothing, exacting less even than our rights, and only what we must demand for the present, with out, of course, sacrificing the future, leaning always, without paltering with principle, to wards the conservation of this Union so act at to show that we ask nothing and fear noth ing. What that precise action should be I do not now pretend to say. It depends on the developments of the next few weeks. No one, and least of all, our delegates to Richmond, should be tram "lai, of kws life IU flactaatloas aad its .i il ... vast eceni."-Ci)ru. . - entire unanimity of principle in the delega tion of the only States on which absolute re liance can be placed for democratic electoral votes, whilst there existed diversity of opin ion a to the fine of policy best calculated to f-Wt-iire the. triumph of those principles. Nor it matter of surprise that in a conjuncture unexpected and anomalous, when, in the umiatin of democratic principles, the voice uginst waa overborne by that of Ohio, nd Louisiana and Arkansas were forced to u xumb to Vermont and Michigan, there should be excited feelings, divided councils. ssd discoraaat action, la tho subsequent proeeedinirs of the Con- wention, howersr, wa tktak that distant inti- I M. J. Crawford, marum may ne discerned of a disposition on ) retrr E. Love, the part of the pvwUob to recede from iU j John J. Jones deWiaww'on, end to afford, either by an I James Jackson, amendment of the platform or in some other manner equally satisfactory, such recognition w principle as would effectually obviate mis fnstrnction aat4 sera re the Wmnninn a. Jon of the petty, and that it wa only be cnoseof these rMrutatkms the the delegations of tlwrwaarnwdcriKK-ratic States consented to j m m tax tJLi; which took place with no .t!.fT effect tha Jo irHu- a Tjonr-wnertt to IUlunv La t'uo'lsth Jte iL Iu kpatwns syljonrnei to mf.H at R;ch- Ibd on the fnd Monday of the for the Richmond meeting until, there shall be an uncontrollable necessity for holding it, wonld inevitably result in incurable division of onr party, the sole conservative organiza tion remaining in our country; in ita final disruption; worse than all, in the endanger ing of the successful assertion of its princi ples, compared with which the success of a single electoral straggle is unworthy of one moment's consideration. R. W. Johnson, A. Ivcrson, John Slide!!, Jeff. Davis, LQ.C Lamar I J. W. II. Underwood. M. R. U. Garnctt, R. Toombs, W. K. Sebastian, , R. M. T. Hunter, .. J. M. Mason, . . J. P. Benjamin, L.J. Gartrell, John H. Reagan, ' Jno. R. Morrison, resist, ignore, or submerge it. When the fmellcd by being required to prophecy. What the time demands of the w hole country ; of the Democratic party of the South; above all, of the eight seceding Cotton States is representative men, invested with full author ity to meet the crisis. In conclusion, permit me to say that I not only do not despair, but I entertain not a foe- ling of despondency. Come what may, with our surplus productions of Cotton, Rice, Sa- Statcs that are certain to give their electoral votes for a Democratic candidate find it due to their safety as well as their principles to leave a convention v. herein States that are sure to go for the Republican can Jidate dic tate a platform, they can scarcely be accused of anything but a faithful a ib. rcace to their principles and the security of their own re gion. . For those who can scarcely promise an electoral vote to omj4ain of their per- gar, etc, and our snperstructure of black I inn iaA ncisine pata seevns open v. ft i .t . wiwi vnm n me psrry, aai bo m- j'w rat .! nl.. J. 1 ' f Wasti wot, wabi xot. A gentleman who had put aside two capital bottles of ale to re create eoroe friends, discovered, just before dinner, that his servant, a country bumpkin, had emptied them brrth. " Scoundrel sjud bis master, "what do yon men by this f "Why, sir, I saw p'li i c-.fKirh, by theclATi thnt it were to timnoVr, so I slrauk up the ale ,,.-., lt ;t ,u! tnra f ,r hesVh month. ' ",ere aotliing I do abominate like waste. bnacrty, calls to mind the reproach of the honest juryman npon im rcrra obtlinate . "whom he could not cozen, cajole or coerce into agreeing with his opinion ! Faiiwiu Dixslbj On tlie 3rd of March, 1796, Washington gave a farewell dinner, to which inaaj of the leading persons at the seat -of Girvernment were invited. These were the ntiicer of the fW.-rnm"nt ' and member of the diplomatic crri,'"with their wives. r.ihop W:'a, whose sir-ter was the wife of Robert Morris, scnoed some ol tae events, of tbo banquet,- ' During the 'dinner wrote the bishop, ranch hilarity prevailed; but on the removal of the cloth, it was put aa end to by the President certainly ,wii host design. .'Ustwijt filled Lis glassvhealrMscdthernirrninr.wtth a smile on bsscovnty in", Hrir" 'I tvi".iTvl gentle men, tars is tb Lt fun 1 shr.If drink four slaves, are ore tnft against all the machinations of political inrigners from abroad and onr demagogues at home. . have the honor to be, With the utmost respect. YooroVtserv'tv " j. ii. nAMMO.m A" Odd Fellow. Morpheus, for h m un deniably a Nod fellow. . : i 'n Cntramae roa the NcaaKBT. Give a chili a bat and it II ball '! Whek are a sweet apple and a aour apple alike t When they are pared- . Wht is Berlin the most dissipated xity in Europe! Because it is always on the Sjrtt. A geutleman having a musical sister, being asked what branch she excelled in, declared that the piano was her forte. Thxre are many doublings in the human heart; do not thiuk that you can find out the whole of a man's real character at once. A poet says : " Oh, she was fair, but sor row came, and left his traces there." Wlit became of the balance of the harness he doVt state. , It i a bad sign to see a man with his hat off at midnight, explaining the theory and principles of true democracy to a Limp-post. A marqais said to a financier, " I would have you to know that I am a man of quality." "AndJ, replied the financier, "am a man of quantity." ' . , , Scbkb at Simpson's. Waiter, (bawllncr t " the cook :) " One roast lamb and one potat e." Old gentleman: "No, no! Not so much lamb and more potatoes !" ' ' AGkntlkmaklt Bridegroom The young quocn of Portiugal lately asked her husband at dinner what wine be preferred. "Port-you-gall" , The bishop of Rei thanked the bishop of Lisieux for having consecrated him. " It ii i we, aaiu ineiaitcr, "to i nan icy r.i. l was the ugliest bishop in France until you were elected." The. life insurance companies are about in serting a clause in their policies, prohibiting their risks from risking their necks by balloon ing or tbjht rope performances. As gold is found but hero ami there upon earth, so it is with lovo in hmuun life. Wc meet it a little in the hearts of children and in our households; but it is here and there a scalo of gold and a wholo continent of dirt. Gentlemen who smoke allege that it makes thein calm and complacent. They fell us that the wore they fume tho less they fret. A gopd man who has seen much of tlie world, aud is not tired of it says: . "The graud essential to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and some thing to hope for," A boy who was asked one day what made him so dirty, replied : " I am made, so they tell me, of tho dust of the ground, and I reckon its just working out. " Have you dined T said a lounger to bis friend. "I have, upon my honor," replied ho. " Then," rejoined the firs, " if you have dined upon your honor, I fear you have made but a scanty meal." Mrs. Jcnkinscuinphunod in the evening that tho turkey she had eaten ut Thanksgiving did not set wclL " Probably," said Jenkins, " it was not a hen turkey." lie got a glass of water in his wee. -"Oh Jacob," said a master to his appren tice boy, " it i wonderful to seo what a quan tity you can eat," " Yes, master," replied the boy ; " I have been practicing since I was a child." The girl who succeeds in winning tho true love of a true man makes a lucky hit, and is herself a lucky mm. A man being commiserated with on account of hi wife's running away, said : M Don't pity me till he come back again." If misfortune comes into your house, be pa tient, and smile pleasantly, and it will stalk out again, for it can't bear cheerful company. The question, " Can a man marry his moth er f" was recently demonstrated In the aflirm- ativo in Bonton. Rev. I). G. EJ 1 married his own mother to Mr. Jacob Bacon. Olo Bachelor Sneer would like to know what kind of a broom the young woman in the L-it new novel used, when she swept back the raven ringlets from her classic brow. How many a man, by throwing himstdf the ground in despair, crushes and destroys forever a thousand flowers of hope that were ready to spring up and gladden all his path way. Baron Straatsburg, . who has Imported a Cashmere goat, intending to raise his own cot ton to make camelYhair shawls with, wishes to know if there is any difference ' between Southdown mutton, and mutton down Sonth.J A military officer, one day, while reviewing his company, happened to be thrown from his horse, and, as he lay sprawling on the ground. said to a friend who ran to his assistance I thought I had improve.! in horscmauship, but I find hart alien off. ''.-:, The following conversation recently occur red in a confectioner's shop in Bristol bet ween two " fast" urchins nnd.-r twelve ysrs of age. "Tom, do yon smol'e much nowf "No, the cigars are so bad now that unless a man import (?) his own tobacco, he cant get bu with comfort." ' i , . i ." S. S. PrsafJsa. . f 1 tmergiug from a romantic dell We came npon a high road, which led us tJ a small brick-enclosed ' cemetery, half hidden by shrubbery We had inquired for Prentiss' grave, and we were told we should Bud it within this quiet enclosure', wherein three or (bur ancient looking, moss-grown tombs were visible, half obscured by vitws. The iron gate was locked. I climbed it, aa J making my way through matted grass and tangled creepers, stood .before the upright slab of white marble which marked the resting-place of the great Orator. I bared my head in the presence of the mighty dead; for, with all his infirmities, Prentiss was the peer of tho great est intellects of his age. Justice has not yet ocen done to ms noble character. 1 1 is errors are all referable to his physical infirmity. He wa lame very lame, and had been so from his birth. . When he grew to boyhood, sensi tive, and talented, ami ambitious, he felt keen ly his lameness, and wept over a deformity which, in his own mind, degraded him iu the presence of his school-mates. Early ho harm ed to taste the bitterness of an ambitious aud lofty spirit, feeling physical inferiority, while he was proudly conscious of intellectual su periority. W hen ho became a man, his pain ful sensitiveness to his lameness led him to withdraw himself from all female society. Under the cloud of his morbid .feeliii'rs, he fancied woman scorned him. He felt humble and degraded iu her presence. Tho barb thus rankled ever in his heart. He did not know till long afterwards, when a lovely woman gave him her heart and hand, tliat a true wo man is interested mora by the splendor of mind in man than symmetry of person ; that beautiful women look rather to tho intellect nnd are dar'.led by it, no matter how pLii.t the casket. For thirteen yenrs of his earlier manhood he refused Introduction to ladies. Such was the sensitiveness of his proud nature! He well knew his own intellectual powers, aud knowing them, ho despised more and more bin infirm body and behoved that all other did. Yet his fa?e wai wondroitslv liundsome. 0 llu head was largo and noblo and grand i.i outline. His smile was beautiful. His pow. or of conversation were iinpvri.il and unap proachable. Yet, constantly feeding upon his own morbid emotions ho despised himself. lie felt (like some mighty angel iu chains) bound to a body that lacked the full and per fect impress of his kind. This one, unendu rable idea was never absent from him. Once an injudicious frieud, indiscreet with wine, said, "Prentiss, what made you Lnuef" Mr. Prentiss turned upon him a witheriijg look of scorn, hatred and contempt, and an swered iu a hoarse aud terrible whisper, be fore which the other trembled : " God's curte, tlrT Then, turning his back upon him, with a lip tramulotls from unfathomable feelings, he covered his face with his hands, and hasten ing to his chamber, cast himself upon hi bed in a paroxysm of bitter weeping. Who would not pity such a man f Who shall wonder, oh uncharitable Pharisee, that he sought relief at the gamiiig-board, staking thousands icckless ly upon a card ; or in the intoxication of the wine-cnp I He gambl-;d not for money ; he drank not from love of strong drink ; hut to. escape the pressure of damning thought. The sight of his infirm limb at times would drive this proud man to fleroe despair. What cared ho for the sots who flocked about him and drank at hi exponset They were hi tools. He used them to help drown reflec tion. They drank for sensual thirst of drink : he to quench the fires of thought I Ho des pised them. Not one dared to take a famil iarity with him ! He who spoke to him light ly of his lameness was nnforgiven by hiin for ever I , " . Who will flinff the stono f Who will con demn 1 Who can judge him, who was never in his place I What mind can conceive of the intellectual and moral torture of this proud brilliant genius, going through life hating his own form, and shunning, for years, God's greatest and best gift to man, from a sense of clf-dcgradation in woman's presence f No, justice has not yot been done to this great and wonderful man. He was not an Jer- tood but by a few of his nearest friends never by hit boon companion. They fancied ho was as one of themselves, when he tower ed above them like a prince, and despised them like a god. His own brother, who wrote his life in two volumes, did not at all compre hend his true character, and ha nniv&iv I, A i , . . ... .! won'd not f r a false and unjust impression of him upon tic f r i . , . , . , , - ,r I'r iow r.j't hp mind of n is readers. . , Even the grave lifts np its voice ia echo of erMN. (,r ,, . j .i , .. i . . . . . . . t 3 me vulgar opinion uieu classes mm wuh or- sir. dinary inebriates and reckless gimesters.-"- j m It was with pain I read the insarip:! m npon J 1' the headstone ; it is with sorrow I copv it. , 1 1 give it below: ' : "If thou. Lord, sbtmldat mark lukiuitr, who s!.! stand? .'! ' But there I forgiveness with thee thai th-o r.EM be feared." . 8. PBEXTISS, . BOR.V,ATPOKILAXr, i'K., Sept. 3a, 1809. Departed TniS.LIFE A Cf CnAtr.A.Th first physician in a certain case Waa discharged 5y-kis patient because he was honest and , plain enough to tell the patient ho lad a sore throat ; and the second doctor, having sotue hint of the fact answered the sick man, when quertioncd.that his case was highly aenormal, and had degen erated into synauche' tonsilaris. ' Oh, doc tor," cried the patient, do say that word again." " Why. sir, I said" that yod icre at present laboring undue -sy nunchc tonsllaria.'' " Why, think, doctor, that fool told ma that I had nothing but a sore throat, and I told' him I had no use for such a dunce. Doctor, m hut did you call it f" 1 tokl yon, sir, in plain terms, that the morbid condition of" your sytcnt was obvious and that it bad ter minated in synanche tonsilaris." "Oh,1 doc tor, it must be a monstrous bad complaint ; think yon can cure ine, doctor P Now, though your diagnosis is clear, your progno--sis is doubtful, yet I think, by prudent caro and skillful treatment, you may feeorer." " Oh, well, doc-tor, do stay all night, and I will pay you anything you ask.t, . ... Tub orioik or "Pail Par," The origin? of Mr. Poole's comedy of " Paul Pry is not, perlmps, generally "known. Its constmelion- was suggested to the author in the following manner: An old lady, living iu a narrow street had passed so much cfacr time in watch ing the affairs of her neighbors, that she ac quired the power of distinguibhing the sound of every knocker, within hearing. She fell i'l, and was confined to her bed. Unable to observe in person what was going on withoutr she stationed her maid at tho window a a substitute for tho performance of that duty, "Betty, whnt ar y thinking about I Don't you hear a double knock at No. 01 Who Is it r " The first-floor lodger, ma'aiu." " Bet ty, Betty 1 I declare I must give you warn ing. Why don't you tell me what that knock is ut No. m r Why Lord, ma'am, it is only tho baker with pies." ."Pies, Betty; what can they want with pies at 64 f They had pies yesterday." ' ' ' ' Kevolutio in AftiTHMKTKv Thp Now Yerk hrtumg W, of Friday, tho 20th ult, has the following, which v.ill be read by .the school boys at least, wilh pleasure: ; , ;.; .,. ( ,,; f ' Mi. Y. S. Hutching is rather a short, nervous rol"K gentlouian, with a keen black eye, and a look and g:iit expressive of wiry activity. . .He claim to have nisdo discovery which will rev. olutlonixo tlie whole system of practical arith metic, by rendering almost uuiUnUneoua the work of hours. . , , ( , . ,,. Mr. Hutching visited our office yesterday, bringing a wooden slate and a piece of ehaUt On this slate an ''addition aum" of five columns of ten fljruroa was chalked down, the oatiiaiaw being rojilefo with the sights, nines and sevens that mm.iIIIh ..ii.-l-ll. 1. . . . . ..-nu.vu.iiij puuii;uiDm;KHicr. air. liaien Ins was not allowed to seo the figures until they were all marked down. Ho then approached the slate, seized tlie chalk, and with a eonviilkive jerk, put down the comet sum total at the bot tom, doing it with a rapidity that scarcely allow, cd him to glance at tho figures, much less go Ihrnmrri llin iicunl mvm... f ..1.1: r. - n - vL"- fuwitvi auuillg. J was as near being instantaneous a anything could be, Mr. Hutching also did with tho same marvel our rapidity, sums in cube and square root, and in other arithmetical rules, in each proving hia claim to the title of tho "lightning Calculator." There havo been before instances of similar ability ia this line; but such talent has always been received and acknowledged aa a personal gift of its possessor. Mr. Ilutchma, however, claims mat ho makes his lightning calculation by a definite system, which he not only undar stands himself, but can impart to ethers.- 1J ssys tliat during a course oCstudie. ia a western college he became impressed w ith the great vnlus and importance of reducing the thno usubllv 4.t voted to arithmetical labors,, and, aiUr various experiments, mado the -discovery by which V now perfonns his arithmetical feat. lie arm that he can teach It to any one, the pupil noi du. but short practice to rival his teacher. LooKjaa the Bkioht Side or Ilea as N.t-- We are all irnwrfect creatures at C L wun more rauit than virtues; st 'J wa V have our friend know and appreciate f r ; qualities, such as they are. Then, : y r we do the sun by them f Why must -eternally liarpingon tbeir fiiiit -s, m!.; t - t craJ thing, though we would Ic bg;h s and indignant at the very hinting of it ly ; ther, we inalichutjy kerp back C :rr " most generally from C-ar thnt t' v ow our own. In f-u-t this is carri'-i to h an e has become proerlii:U t! : t "v.I choice ft tiH tref-s !h"y f." p rc ' 1 than all tho poor oni s i "t t- ' How many t' ' ,i v n8 t observation a!.-:it ri ' ' re t Btowiwo oct a Catdie. There is one small fi-? ;n domestic economy which Is not Tiu ow Jsssamisi Flowers. This is the j etcneral'y knowrC but which is nsefal as saving t : ct . ; j,re., I ricr i lh- V 'l .l i 1 season, says the Angnsta CoiuliiutionuiUt when the beautiful and highly aromatic, was present, nnd dc- . . ' , ... . , , l.Hom. , J'areots, and mothers partinilartv, its. of tho banquet ! ,, ,, ... , ' '""w unimu uick cnu-iren max infis-e now cr are pois-onona. We have on former occa sions called attention to this matter, and have heard of rr.uy cLUl-en wh.3 have Od from the cLcwii j r-f l!iC flowers. If this Cvt is gr-nerally known, it may save many a fond parent premature grief over loved Joffs(ring sa p-iMI- n:a:i. I d i t v i;h sinecrit j aad wishi"g yon a?! p-wsryi- An Irish sailnr once visited a city. he said ther eo!ter-bottonied the A S where liappiness. There was an end to all hil irity; and the checks of Mrs. Linston, wife f the Briti-h i.'inster, i obstacle oroses (be restoration of their houses with sheet lead, tops of j were wet with tc.-.r-" .uui I it Auociatitmt. A man will generally give yon his advice without charge, but yon will often be cheated if yon take it. The jrleofu Um'h of hurDT children is the I ri(M and j bet home music ; and the graceful figures of j childhood are the best statu xry. time, trou!'1", and temper. ( If the candle be blown out holding it above yon, the wick will not smoulder down, and may therefore be ea sily lighted a gain, bat if blown upon down rar.1, the contrary is the case. "Bridget, bring me the castor-oil, the baby is trick " . i "I's all frme, inarm, not a rVrop left." 1 "All forte! why, we have not opened the bot tle." ' ' "Sure you have had it every day, and Tv seen yon use it myself on your salad." "Why, yon don't say we hare lcn eating castor-oil every day daring the salad season V "Sore yon have." "But dH yon not tee the bottle was labelled cajrtor-oilP "Sure and I did, narro; and didn't I put it into the outer every day f - . ' At ... ' ' NATCHEZ.'? Jctr 1, I 8 5 0. Had not the Holy Bible son ? c than the bifier ones We nre a L-.t. 11 '.( ' at. nr niijum mis maa ie neia u sinner more than all f ' Ihtu as a thr i ' tra-- ; l i ,i ,,im, ' I er n ... ; v. . : - In a stamp speech smewhre ont West, i der, nvll tLn-nn the ssnal locaHty, I windy orator recently gr.f t-Tn and m all ',. s sntellin.mt cr. light, thu -h ,, snbs-taneenhen it i mpler.wy fur too op before an assemblage of 1, constrymen and said: ' "Sir, after miit-h re- eiwraueii, ana .examination, -.1 ing ample t-Uv fur too ly -.- ! "a" """"J e"watv, and caremilr, come wuh the hind oilers set oa ra;' ,r f to the determined conclusion that in citi j y. Any one posseting a hore f t , where the popul,Uon is very Urge, there are j pearanco, auJ l!;1ing cTcn w twpK - gr nuinoer oi mea, women, and etui- dn-d ponnd may rest assured i.iiwi in u cmes wnere the population hore of all work, aud is less. And I irmly believe thai ikom U nrj m..rtl .;.. i n r . .. . lUllg BUJII ... a mm,' woman, or chil.1, m all this txi as-1 . - - . I i n-re m a grrat rush C ow V TrV r-.i ifemia. Tb la?t stomr ,1..t i . uionce tiv n chores innk iriir-thAa i tK,, I tli it kn lino k bargain ahkh is ell senibly, that hss r !irsl theae of fifty or npwsnls, but has felt this mighty tnrih rolling ! through his Lrrar! f..r r-entaria." i