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O. TS. OOOI) LAXIlEH f CO.
THINGS TO cuniusii.
The eyes that look with lovo ru thee,
That brighten with thysiuilo.
Or merely bid the Lope again,
If thoit art sad a whilo ;
The eyes that, when no words are breathed,
Onie fondly into thine
Oh, cherish them, ere they grow dim ;
They may not always jhino.
The faithful hearts around thee,
That glow with love ard youth,
That time and care ne'er yet havo scarred,
Nor ravished with their truth ;
The heart whose beatings we hnve heard
Whon throbbing near our own
Oh, chorish them; those boatings hushed,
Earth's dearest tone? are gone.
The days when there nre hearts and eyes
That throb and beam for thee ;
The few fleet hours when lifo doth, seem
Bright as a summer soa ;
Tho thrilling moments whon to speak
Tie full heart's joy Is pain '
Oh, cherish I hem ! once gone, nlus .'
They ne'er return again !
I Wish he'd .M:ike up bis mind.
I nifh bo would make up his mind, ma,
For I don't care inn.-h longer to wait ;
I'm sure I have hinted quite strongly
That I thought of changing my stuto ;
For a sweetheart he's rcnlly su backward,
I can't bring him out though I try;
1 owned that He's very good tempered,
!ut then he's so dreadfully shy !
When 1 speak about lovo and a eottage,
lie gives me a look of surprise ;
And if 1 but hint at a marriago,
He blushes quite np to h is eyes ;
I can't make him jealous I've tried it
And 'tis no use my being unkind,
For that's not tho way, I'm certain.
To get him tc make up his mind.
I've sung him love sonnets by dozens,
I've worked him both slippors and hoe.
And we'vo walked it by nioolight together,
Yet he never attempts to propose !
You must really atk bis intention,
Or Since other beau I must tind ;
For indeed I won't tarry much longer
For one who can't make up his mind.
Matrisio.vt. This subject is not treat
ed generally with as much dofororieo and
reflection as it deserves. Nothing is of
more consequence than matrimony to the
happines- and best interest of those who
think of entering into its 3olemn relations.
But very fow givo the subject the conoid- j
eration its importance demands. Ire
quontlj a young man bestows more time
in buying a horso than he does in choos
ing a wife. Frequently a young lady
spends more hours at her toilet than she
toes in studying the character of her lov
er. Frequently they show more judgment
in tho purchase of a book than in the se
lection of a husband. There is a time in
the history of every young person which
is tho turning point of their lives. It oc
curs sometimes sooner, sometimes later
in lifo. But every young lady arrives at
tho most critical and entertaining period
of her lifo at eighteen years of ago. And
then if she is not very cautious and pru
dent she will injuro tho dignity of her
standing and hor hopes of a fortune mar
riage, for life. Self-will and vanity nre
her two worst enemies at this age. If she
has tho mastery of those, and has a good
acquaintance with tho secret springs of
human naturo, ber chances are very fa
vorable. Many a young lady has ruined
her prospects by boiivx too obstinate, and
in not yielding to the voire of hor supe
riors.. Nothing is more common than for
young lady to be very highly flattered
whn she becomes the object of attention
from tho young men. Never has bIio
tnoro reason to fear. Fcr unless she is
V;:; discreet, theso attentions may be
the very means of throwing her out of
- r . I I. I .1.
tnecompnny oi moe wnoso sumes snej
once so nigmy enjoyed. I
When two or three young gents pay
their addresses to a lady about one and
ilia amo tinio, generally speaking it is
very likely la prove a great disadvantage
to the young lady. It makes ber haugh
ty, proud, arrogant, and vain, Conso
r. icntly. tho better sense of her admirers
being disgusted with her airs and fooler
ies, shun her company as being ol no ad
vantage In them. For the most part ev
ery one can be just what they tvUli can
occupy juBt such n, position as they do
aire, if ihey will but mo good judgment
nnd perseverance. When we look upon
the many unhappy marriages upon the
very many disappointed yotiDg ladies and
gentlemen, we can but say it is mostly
their own faults and errors and false no
tion" of men and things that has caused
LETTER FROM THE HON. J. C.
ACCEPTANCE OK THE NOMINATION 10R THE
Washington, July 9, lsGO.
The latter of ucreptanco from lion.
John C. Breckinridge of the nomination
for 1'iesident, has just been mado public.
It is in answer to the following letter from
lion Caleb Cushing :
Democratic National Convention, 1
Baltimore, Md., Juliet, IM'iO. j
Sir; I am directed by a vote- of tho
Democratic National Convention to inform
you that you have been this day unani
mously nominated by it as tho candidate
of the Democratic party for tho oftico of
l'resident of tho United Statei, and in
their behalf to request you to accent the
I beg leave, ot tho same time, to en
close to you a copy of tho resolutions
adopted by tho Convention as the politi
cal platfarm on which the party stands.
I havo t he honor to be,
Very respect rully,
C. CUSIIINO, President.
Ho;;. J. C. BitECKiNiiiDGE.
Washington City, June 26, 16(10.
Deak Sir: 1 have your letter of the
23d inst., by which I am oflicially inform
ed of my nomination for the ollice of Pres
ident of the United States by the Demo
cratic National Convention, lately osseins
bled at Baltimore.
Tho circumstances of this nomination
will justify mo in referring to its personal ;
I havo not sought nor desired 1 1 bo
placed before the i ountry for tho oflice of,
l'resident- When my nsmo wns presen-!
ted to tho Convention at Charleston, it
was withdrawn by a friend in obedience'
to my expressed wishes. My views had j
not changed when tho Convention reas
sembled nt Baltimore; and when 1 heard
of tho differences which occurred there, '
lny indisposition to bo connected prorui-'
ncntly with the canvass was confirmed,
and expressed to many friends. j
Without discussing the occurrences
which preceded the nominations, and
which are or soon widbo well understood
by the country. I hsve only to say that
I approve, as just, nnd necessary to the
preservation of tho national organization,
and the sacred right of representation,
tho action of tho Convention over which
you continued to preside ; and thus ap
proving it, ami having resolved to sustain
it, I feel that it does not become mo to
select tho position I shall occupy, nor to
shrink from tho icsponsibdities of tho
post to which 1 have been assigned. Ac
cordingly, I accept the nomination from
a sense of pullic duty ; and, ns 1 think,
uninfluenced in any tlegrco tiy tno allure
mcnts ol a:ibition. j
I avail myself of this occasion to say
that the confiaer.ee in my personal and
public character, implied by the action of
the Convention, will always bo gratefully
remembered; and it is but just, also, to
my own feelings, to express my gratifica
tion at tho association of my name with
that of my friend General Lane, a patriot
nnd a soldier, w hoso great services in tho
field nod in council entitle him to the
gratitude nnd confidence of his country
men. . j
Tho resolutions adopted by the Conven
tion have my cordial approval. They are
just to all parts oftlio Union to nil our
citizens, native ami naturalized -ana they
form a noblo policy for any Administra-
tion. The questions touching tho rights
of person and property, Adiich have of
late been much discussed, find in these
resolutions a constitutional solution. Our
Union is a confederacy of equal sovereign
States, for the purposes enumerated in
tho Federal Constitution. Whatever tho
common Government holds in trust for
all the States, must be enjoyed equally by
each. It controls tho Territories in trust
for all tho States. Nothing less than sov- 1
ereignty can destroy or impair the rights
of persons or property. The Territorial
Governments are subordinate and tempo
rary, and not sovereign ; hence they can
not destroy or impair the rights of persons
or properly. Whilo they continue to be
Territories they are under the control of
Congress, but tho Constitution nowhere
confers on any branch of tho Federal Gov-i
eminent the power to discriminate a-1
gainst the rights of the State?, or tho
properly of their citizens in the Territo- 1
l ies. It lollows that the citizens of all
the States maynter tho Territories of
the Union with their properly of whatev
er kind, and enjoy it during tho territo-1
rial condition, without let or hinderance,
either by Congress or by the subordinate
Territorial Governments. t
Theso principles How diiectly from the
absence of sovereignty in tho Territorial
Governments, and from the eoualitv r,r ,
ilie.Sialcs. Indeed, the; aro assential to ?
that equality which is, and ever has been, I
the vital principle of our constitutional
Union. They have been soltled lcgishi-j
lively settled judicially, and are sustained 1
by right reason, luey rest on the rock
of tho Constitution. They will preserve
the Constitution they will preserve the
It is idle to attempt to smother these
great issues, or to misrepresent tluni by
tho use of partiztn phrases, which are mi
lending and delusive. Trio peoplo will
look beneath such expressions as "inter
vntion," Congresional slave code," nnd
the like, and will penetrate to tho rel
questions involved. The frien Is of equal
ity do not, nnd never did, lmand a "Con
gressionol sluvo code," nor any other code
in regard to property in the Territories.
They hold" the doctriuoof non-intervention
by Congress or by a Territorial Lcglo
CLKAKFIF.LI), FA. WKDNESL.W, JULY 25, 180,0.
u o either loestn il.sh or Prohibit slavery,
but they asscr (forced by the Inglicst
j iJ.c.al tr.la.md .nthe bn.on) tho plan,
illltvnl lint h niliii'fil I Ai'nfhtnnnr tit nil
uutv ol the 1' im 1 1 ' l:i I (invernmniiL in nil
.. j , . ----- :
ts e men s o secure when necessary
to the c.l.ns of all the states, he en-
joyment of their property n. the com-
nion territories, ns every where
within its jurisdiction The only logical an
swer to this would peem to be to claim 1
sovereign power for the , j crr.tones, or to
deny that he Constitution recognizes
property in the se vices of negro slaves, or
to deny that such property can exist
Inexorab o logic which works it. steady
way through clouds and passion compels ,
the coutry to meet the issue. I here is no 1
cvnsive middle ground. Already the
; i i, , ...
signs multiply of a fanatical and growing
party, which denies that under the Consti
tJtion, or by any other law, slave property
enn exist; and ultimately this struggle
must come between this party and the
National Democracy, sustained by all the
other conservative element in tho Union.
I think it w ill bo impossible for a can
did man to discover hostility to the Union
or a taint of sectionalism, in the resolu
tions adopted by the Convention. The
Constitution and the Union repose on the
equality of the States, which, lies
like a broad foundation tindnnieath our
political structure. As I construe them,
the resolutions simply assert this equality.
They demand nothing for any State or
section that is not cheerfully conceded to
all the rest. It is well to remember that
tHe chief disorders which have ufllieted
our country have grown out of liie viola
tion of the State equality, and that, as
long as this great principle has been ies
peeled, we have been blessed with harmo
ny nnd peace. Nor will it be easy to per
suade the country that resolutions nre sec
tional which command the sopport of a
majority of the JStates, and are approved
by the bone and body of the old Democra
cy, nnd by a vast'mass of conservative oji
ion everywhere, without regard to their
It has been necessary more than oneoin
our history to pause and solemnly assert
the true character of this Government.
A meniorablo instance occurred in the
slnurirlo which ended in tho civil revolu-
ot :nhi. i no nepuoiicans oi inai uayiteWd v aw n ill ul,nw iik.
like tke Democrats of this, were stigmati- i
zod as disunionists.hut they nobly conduct-1
cd tho contest under the Constitution and j solution, must bo suslainod ami its de
saved our political system. By a like;cisior.s implicitly obeyed aud faithfully
struggle it is intenaea to
assert anu "a
tablish the equality of tho States ns the
only basis of union and pence. When
this object, so national, so constitutional,
so just, shall be accomplished, tho last
cloud shall disappear from tho Americ: n
sky. nnd villi common hearts nnd hands
thu States and tho people will unite to de
velopethe rescources of the whole coun
try, to bind it together with the bands of
intercourse nnd brotherhood, nnd to im1
pel it onward in its career. The Constit
ution nrd the equality of the States.
These nre symbols of everlasting union.
Let these bo tho rallying cry of tho peo
ple. I trust Hint this canvass will bo conduc
tor! without rancor, and that temperate
aifrument wiil take the place of hot words
nnd passioiiate arguments. Above all, I
venture humbly to hope that Divine
Trovidence, to whom we owe our origin,
our growth and rdl our prosperity, will
continue to protect our beloved country
ncainit nl! danger, foreign and domes
tic. I am, with crent repcf, vour friend,
JOHN C. BKKCKENHIDGE.
Hon. C. dishing. President of tho Demo
cratic National Convention.
LETTEPFPOM HON. STEPHEN A.
Washington, June 27, TS00.
Gentlemen; In accordance with the
vr-rbnl assurance which I gnve you when
you placed in my hands the authentic ev
idence of my nomination for tho Presi
dency by the National Convention of the
Democratic prty, I now semi you my for
Upon a careful examination of (he pint
form of principles adopted at Charleston,
nnd reaffirmed nt Baltimore, with nn ad
ditional resolution which is in perfect
harmony with the others. I find it to be a i
laitlilul emhodiment ot Hie tine-honored snso so remarkaniy as my Irjena Alexan
principles of the Democratic party, a the ' der Willemot. When 1 first saw him
snme were proclaimed mid understood bv ' since our school days, it was at the close
nil parlies in the Presidential contests of j of tho war ; ho had been a large contract
184.S. '52 nnd '56. or with the Government for army clothing
Upon looking into tho proceedings of , tnd accoutrements, and was said to have
the Convenlion also. I find that the nomi-! realized an immense fortune, although
nation was made with great unanimity, in his accounts were not yet settled. In
the presence and with the concurrence of deed, it was said that they were so vast
more than two thirds of tho whole niim-
ber of delegates, nnd in exact accorrlanco
with the iong-etnb1ished nsnges of the
pnrtv. Mv inflexible purpose n"t (o V i
candidate nor accept the nomiivitinu in
nny contingency, except ns the rc'i! ir
nominee of the National Democratic
ty. and in that case only upon Condi'! n
ll'.nl the usages ns well as the principles
of the party should bo strictly adhered io.
1 been proclaimed for a lonj tune,
and became well known to the country.
These conditions hnving nil been con
plied with by tho free, nnd voluntary no
tion of the Democratic masses and their
faithful representatives ; without any
agency, interference, or procurement on
mv part. I feel bound in honor nnd duty
to accept the nomination.
In taking this step I am not unmind-
ful of the responsibilities it imposes ; but
with a firm reliance on Divine rrovi-
dence, I have faith that the people will
comprehend tho true nature of the issues
involved, nnd eventually maintain the
ight. The peaco of the country and the
afetv of the Union hnve been put in jeop-
ardv bv altmpts to
Interfere with and
control the domest'c album of the peoplo
in Territories through the agency of tho
If the power and duty of Federal inter-
1)0 com,h two )fstilo
,.,,. ,ullst be t, iwvilM rcsuU
one inflaming the pas.ions and ambit
. . i t . . .. . . ' .
oi mis .xortn, and tno oilier r tin .South
, 8tru.,,,,in,, , us0 10 Kt.t,raI olv.
j utho.ity fop (ho ,, ,,,, ,liz(,, lent
of its mvn se(..im u, ntLlwn - S I
equal rights of thu other, nnd in deroca-
, tion of thoso fundamental principles of
lislu,a in t,lU coull h ( e Am01.icul,
Uovoiulion 11S ,ll0 llllHi, 0j. our untjro
puLli,un system. During tho memorable
period of our politicl hislory, when the
,ivocut(), of (Kk.ra, iulerv'ention u ,
th ul j(.ct of B,avo h tM Tt!rrjt01riP1(
i,,i .. .n .,;i. i : ' n. . .
"in intii iji rti on - i;u t:ouillIV
gn "precipit-t!''., 'On country
into revolution" ''i'.'ciri horn interven
tio lists domnKcfing tho AViltnot 1'roviso
for the prohibition of Rlavery, and the
Southern interventionists (then few in
number and without a single representa
tivein either House of Congress) insisting
upon Congressional legislation for tho
protection of shivery in opposition to the
wishes ol tho people, in either case it
will be remembered that it required all
the wi-dom, power andiiitluence of a Clay.
I and a Webster, and a Cass, supported l
the conservative and patriotic men oftlio
Whi:i and Democratic parties of that clay,
to d'jvise and c:irry out u lino of policy
which would restore peaco to tho country
and stability to the Union. ... Tho essen
tial living principle of that Policy, ns ap
plied in the legislation of 150, was, and
now is, non -intervention by Congress
with slavery in i he Territories.
The lair application of this just and
eijuital le principle, restored harmony and
fraternity to a distracted country.
If we now depart from that "wise nnd
just policy, wiiich produced these happy
results, and permit the country to be
again distracted, it not. precipitated into a
revolution by a sectional contest between
pro-slavery and anti-slavery intervenion
ist', where shall we look for another C iiy,
and tfier Webster, or another Cass; to pilot
tho Ship of State over tho breakers into a
haven of peace and safety ?
Tho Federal Union must be preservod.
The constitution must be maintained in
violate in all its parts. Every right guar
anteed by the- Constitution must bo pro-
tion is necessary to its enforcement. The
executed. The laws must be ubminister-
cd, nnd the constituted authorities up
held, and all unlawful resistance sup
pressed Theso things must all bo up
held, with firmness, impartiality, and fi
delity, and if we expect to enjoy and
transmit unimpaired to our posterity that
blessed inheritance which we havo re
ceived in trutit from the patriots and sag
es of tho Revolution.
With tho sincere thanks for tho kind
and agreeable manner in wnichyou have
made knewn to mo tho action of the
1 h:.vo tho honor to be,
Your friend and fellow citizen,
S. A. DOUGLAS.
To Hon. Uui. II. Ludlow, of New York :
It. P. Dick, of North Carolina: and others
of tho Committee.
THE WAY TO BE HAPPY.
A STORV OF EVERY DAT LIKE.
Cut your coat according to your cloth,
is an oli maxim, and a w iso one ; and if
people will only square their ideas accor
ding to their circiiinstrmccs, how much
happier might wo all be! If wo only
would come down a peg or two in our no
tions, in accordance with our waning for
tunes, happiness would be always within
read'. It is not what we, have, or what
wo have not, which adds to our substracts
from our felicity. It is 'the longing for
more than we have the envying of thoso
who possess that more, and we w ish to ap
pear in tho world ol more consequence
than we really are, which destroy our
peace of mitut and eventually lend to ruin.
I never witnessed a man submittir.c to
circumstances with good humor and good
thai it woukl employ the time of six clei ks
for two years, to examine them, previous
to t he balance she-1! being st: uck.
As 1 ol iMM-ci. he had been at school
u il ii nie, Mid. n ii, v rcpii n fnm the Mast
Duli.'s. 1 railed upon him to iviww our
'id i"'oU.ii,!.iP.V., furl Vopyr.V.l.ite liilil
Upon his IV, M' t SMi'.',e-.-,.
"Mv Bi'Uiolds, I am ih'ligiited to
see yo.i ; ou m i-4 come down to lleleiii
Ca.-tle : Mrs. Willemot wi'l receive you
wilh pleiisine, I am sure. You shall see
my two gii Is." I consented. The chaise
stopped at a splendid mansion, and I was
ushered iirby a crowd of liveried servants.
Kveiything was on tho most sumptuous
and magnificent scale. Having paid my
rospec: to too inuy oi me nouse, i iei-
led to diess, as dinner was nearly ready,
it beini. then half pa-t seven o'cljck. It
was eight before we sat down. To an ob
servatiou that I made, expressing a hope
that 1 had not occasioned the dinner to
bo put ell', Willemot replied ; "On the
contrary, my dear Kevnolds, we never sit
down until about this hour : how people
can dine at four or five o'clock, 1 cannot
conceive. I couri not touch a mouth
ful." The dinner was excellent, and I paid it
the enconiums which were its due.
"Po not be afraid, my dear fellow my
cook is an nrtit extraordinaire a regular
Gordon Men. You may eat anything
without fear of indigestion. How poople
can live upon tho Knglish cookery of the
present day, I cannot conceive I sel
dom dine out for fear of being poisonod.
Depend upon it, a good cook lengthens
your days, and no prico is too great to in
When tho ladies retired, being alone,
we entered into a friundly conversation.
I expressed my admiration of his daught
ers, who certainly wore very handsome
and elegant girls.
"Very true they are moro than passu -lie,"
replied ho. ''Wo havo had many
oilers, but not such as como up to expec
tations. Bironels are cheap no.v adays,
and Irish lords aro nothing. I hope to
settlo them comfortably. We ehall see.
Try this claret ; you will find it excellent,
not a headache in u hogshead of it. low
people cm drink ort, I cannot Imag
ine." The next morning he proposed that we
would rattle round the park ; and we tat
off in a handsome open carriage with four
greys, rid len by postillions at a rapid pace.
As we were whittling ulong, he observed,
"in town we must of cour.se drive but n
pair, but in tho country I never go out
witho it four horses shieh is delightful J
it makes our sjiii its elastic, und you feel
that the poor animals are not at hard la
bor. Buthcr than not drive four, I would
prefer to stay nt home."
Our rido was very pleasant, and in such
amusements' 1 passed one of the most
pleasent weeks i hat I ever lemenibered.
V illemot was not the least altered ho
was as friendly, us sincere, as open-heart-ed,
as w hen a boy at school. I left him j
pleased with his prosperity, and acknowN!
edging that he was well deserving of it,;
although hin ideas hud assumed buch a
scale of ningiiUicence. I went to India:
when mj leave expired, nnd was absent!
about four years. j
(hi mv return I inquired nfter my
friend Willemot, a::d was told that his
circumstances nnd expectations had been ;
greatly altered. From many causes, Mich
as change in the government, a demand
for economy, and the wording of Lis con-,
tracts having been differently rendered j
from what Willemot had supposed their
meaning to l.e, large items had been j
struck out of his balance sheet, and in-'
stead of his being n millionaire, ho was
now a gentleman with a hundsotro prop-.'
erly. Belein Castle had been sold, nnd he '
now lived nt T.ehmond ; ns hospitable as'
ever, and was considered u great addition i
to the neighborhood.
I took tho earliest opportunity of go-'
ing to see him. "O, my dear iteynolds, I
this is so kind of you to come without in-1
vilation. Your room is rendv. nnd hurl'
well aired, for it was slept in three nights
ago. Come, Mrs. Willemot will bo do
lighted to see you.
I found the girls still unmarried, but
they were yet young. The whole family
appeared as content nnd happy, and ns
fri?ndly as before. We sat down to din
ner nt six o clock ; tho footman and '
coachman attended. Tho dinner was'
Vfl ffonrl till lint. Itu rrrlj- ,,vlp in..l! '
naire. 1 praised everything.
"Yes," replied he, "She is a very good
cook, sho unites the solidity of tho En
glish with the delicacy of the French fare,
and altogether, I think it a decidol im
provement. Jane is quite a troas
After dinner ho observed, "Of course
you know 1 have sold Belem Castle, and
reduced my establishment. Government
has not treated mo fairly, but I am at the
mercy of commissioners, and a body of
men will do that, which, as individ
uals, they would bo ashamed of. The
fact is, tho odium is bourne by no ono in
particular, and it is only the sense of
shame which keeps us honest, I am a
fraid. "If iwevcr, here you see my friends es
pecially my school-fellows. Will you
take port or claret ? the port i? fine, so is
the claret. By-the-bye, do you know
I'll let you into a family secret ; Louisa is
to be married to Col. Wilier an excel
lent match; it will make us all happy. )
The next day we drove out in nn open ;
enrriago as before, but in a chariot, an 1 !
with a pair of horses. "Theso are hand-1
some horsej," observed I. "Yes," replii !
cd he, "I am fond of horses ; and as I on- '
ly keep a pair, I have tho best. There is
a certain degree of pretension in four hor
ses I do not much like, it appears as if
you wished to overtop your neighbors." I
1 spent a very few pleasant days and
then quitted hisliospital roof. A severe cold
caught that winter, induced me to take
the ndvico of tho physician, nnd proceed j
to tho South of France, where I remained
two years. On my return I was informed
that U'illcmot had speculated and had.
been unl.icky on the stock exchange.;'
that he had left Richmond nnd wis now
living a', Clapliam. Tho next day I met I
Ii nn near the Kxchnngc. "Reynolds 1 am j
happy to see you. riiompseii told mo
that you had come back ; if not engaged
come down to see me ; I will drive you!
down ut lour o clock it that will suit."
It suited me very well, ami at fair o'"
dock I mei him according to appointment
at a I very slublo, over the iron bridge.
His vehicle was ordered out; il was a'
phaeton drawn by two long-tailed ponies
altogether a very neat concern. We
set oil' at a rapid pace, "They -tep out
well dont they? We shall bo down in
plenty time to put on a pair of shoes
by five o'clock, which is our dinner timo.
Late dinners don't agree with me they
produce indigestion- Of tourseyou know
tnat Louisa has a little boy. " I did not,
but congratulated him. Yes and has
gone out to India with hor husband. Ma
ry is also to be married a very good
match a Mr. Rivers in the law. lie has
been calico to the bar this year and prom
ises well.' They will be a little pinched
at first but we must ee wht wc tan do
TEItMS-$l 23 per Annum, if paid in advance.
NFWSF.HIFS-VOI, I.-NO .
Wo stopped at a neat row of houses, I
lorgot the name, and ns we drove up, tho
servant the only man servnnr, camo out
und took the ponies around to tho stable,
whi.o tho maid received my lugmgo, and
one or two papor bug, containing a few
extracts for tho occasion- I was met with
tho same warmth w usual by Mrs. Wille
mot. Tho house wns small but very neat
the remnants of former grandeur appear
ed hero" and there, ono or two lit.
tlo articles, favorites of tho lady. We sat
down at five o'clock to a plain dinner, and
were attended by the footman, who had
rubbed down tho ponies and pulled oil
"A gooil plain cook is the host thing af
ter all," observed Willemot. "Your lino
cooks wont condescend to roaBt and boil.
Will you tako some of this surloin ?; tho
under cut is excellent. My dear, givo
Mr. Reynolds some of tho Yorkshire pud
When we were left alono after dinner,
Mr. Willemot told mo very unconcerned--ly,
of his losses. "It was not my fault,"
said he ; "I wished to make up a little
sum fcr tho girls, and risking what thev
would have had, 1 left thorn ulinost peii
dilcss. However we can always command
u bottle oi port and a beefsteak, nnd
what more in this world can you iiave?
Will you tako port or whito ? 1 have no
claret to ofiir you."
We finished our port but 1 ould per
ceive no difference in Wi!hnif I r. ......
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just as happy and cheerful as ever. He
drove mo to town the next day. Uuring
our di iyo ho observed, "I like ponies, thoy
nr? so little trouble ; and I prefer them to
driving o.ie nor.se in tins vehicle, as 1 cm
put my wife and daughter into it. It's
sulh'sh to keep a carriage for your self
alone; and one horse in a four wheeled
double chaise, appears like an impoiitioti'
on tho poor animal."
I went to Scotland nnd remained about
a year. On my return, I found that my
friend Willemot had niram bhifted his
quarters. Ho win at Brighton ; and hav
ing nothing hotter to do, put myself in
tho Times, and arrived ut the Bedford Ho
tel. It was not untill after some inquiry
I could find out his address. At last I
obtained it in a respectable part of this
overgrown town. Willemot received mo
just us before. "I have no spare bed to of
fer you, but you must breakfast and dino
with us every day. Our house is small
but is very comfortable, and Brighton is a
very convenient place. You know Mary
is married. A good place in tho court
was for sale, and my wife an J I agreed to
purchase it for Rivers. It has reduced us
a little but they are very comfortable. I
have retired from business altogether ;
in fact, as my daughters nre both married
and we have enough to live upon what cm
wo wish for more? Brighton is very gay
and always healthy, and, as for carriage
and horse, they are of no use nero there
aieHies at every corner Oftho streets."
IacceptoJ this iuvitation to dinner.
A par or maid waited, l.,t everything ab
though very plain, wa3 cleftn and comfort-'
rble. "I have still a boltlo of wino for a
friend, Reynolds." suid Willemot after
dinner ; "but for my part I prefer whis
key to day : it agrees with me better.
Here s to the health of mv two girls-God
bless them ard success to'them in life."
' My denr H'iHomot, Paid I, "excuse the'
iberty of an old friend, but I am aston
ished at your philosophy, that I cannot
help it. When I call to' mind Belem Cas
tle, your large establishment, your luxu
ries your French cook, nnd your stud of
cattle, I wonder at jour contented state'
of mind under such a change of circum
"1 almost wonder myself mydenr fellow,,
replied he. "I never could havo boleiv
od, nt that lime, that I could havo lived'
happily under such circumstances, but
the fact is, although I have been a on--tractor,
I have a good conscience ; then'
my wife she is an excellent woman, and
provided fihe sees me and her daughters
happy, thinks nothing about herself ; nnd'
farther as we have been going down hill
to find reasoni why wo should bo thik
ful and not discontented. Depend upon
it, Reynolds, it is not a loss of fortune
w Inch will allect your happiness ; os long
as you have peace and lovo at home."
I took my leave of Willemot and his wife
with respect as well as regard ; convinced
that tbero was no pretended indifference
to worldly advantages, that it was not that
the grapes were sour, but ho hail lenrned
tho whole art of happiness, by being con
tented with what ho had, and by "cutting;'
hi.s coat according to his cloth."
llr.i.ATiONsnip. A Iloosier girl stoppca
on board a steamboat lying at a certain.1
town on the Ohio river, and bawled out
' Is the captain on board?"
The captain, who was standing atnnnj,
tho crowd, responded, ''Yes ; what do you1
want with him ?"
"Oh, nothing particular ; lie's a distant
relation of mino, and I'd like to sec
"A relation of yotir3 ?" inquired he,,
"Yes. a si glit relation lie's the father
of mv fir-t child 1"
You had boiler believe tho captain slo
pod in quick time, w hile the crowd enjoy
ed the sport to their heart s content.
waitinir the arrivnl of
with tho view of promt
the Benioia Boy,
itly nccepting tha
challenge for another
nppenrs to be anxious
vevso.'y again in the
will probably bo mado
to meet his old ad
ring, and a match
as soon as llcenan
0-iyThe old log school house in Win
chester, 111, in which Judge Dougl.is
taught school about thirty years ago, is
about to be ndoptod as a political emblom.
It is fully equal to Lincoln rids, a?
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