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" To Hold and Trim tlio Torch of Truth and Wavo it o'or tho darkonod Earth
VOL. Xl9 JNU. 14.
BLOOMSBUEG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 1857-
Written for the Columbia Dtmocral,
THE WANDERER'S RETURN,
X flood up on n pleasant hilt
With summer verdure crowned,
And tall old trees, Die giant kings
Of nature, stood arou nd
Heforo inc lay n lovely vale.
And on (ho hnlmy air
Rolled tlio blue and qulcttraiiis,
I'romUio ehlmnc)8 icatiering there.
1 nw wliprc. In my carlydnys
Ipamdthu pleasant hours
Desido the winding hrrok, ttiat till J
Wont murm'rlug through tlio flowers
Ami, still bcsideu my ancient hotuo,
The gray old dm yet grew.
Whose verdant leaves wero swayed and turned
11; every wlndthatblew.
The wild-wind in its woody glen ,
Bwuugo'cr the to'inding br oak
Tho robin redirect and thenre n,
Chirpid'gatly in thclrnook
Iorw tlio clouds on crimson wings,
l'loatcd swcrlly throegh the sky.
When ihc'cvcnlng lituih enmo o'er 1 lie hills,
Wturet'tc apple woodlands ho.
All i'ihi nrc what they wore , when last
The i ii pleniittit.hillt I ringed,
Tlut tlii facet tint I knew before,
Dy if in and grid's 'exchanged
Where youth mid bloom were on'.lhi) check,
And glii'lnesion'ihe brow,
I on'y tea the ntail.g of caro,
Of pjin and sorrow now !
Losing and "Winning.
DOVE AFTER MARRIAGE.
HY the author or. tub " cottage in
THE OLEN," " SEN3I11IMTY," &C.
Tliink not, the IttiMnt pained, thai nil fbilunc;
Tim prlzn nf linppj lie 14 imiKt still liu won;
Anil eft, the canlcm nml it tn llicir rml,
Thn l'iver til the liiistiaml may lie lost ;
The araro might, alone, h 1 k hi nrt allure
Tlpy anl luc vlrtucf, nici-Urg, must scruro .
Cart 1 not win li's Invf-
l not his hcnrl nf ' 1 1 titlrnble Mini?"
Will nil mitmiiMinn. nii'i-kneM, patience, truth,
Win hii I'Klceni f u ntlo I'islrc in nit-ape.
. 1 'nn m tit Inilifli fence t llii-v must they H ill I
Anil me , Itlnd ht.aeii I'll try I Anic.
It was it bright ami beautiful autumnal
fvotiiij. The oarth was clad in n garb of
tho ricliobt and brightest hues j and tho
clear ecru'ean of tbo heavens, gavo placo,
near tbo setting sun, to a glowing " saffron
oolor," over which was hung a mo.-t mag
nificent drapery of crimon cloyd3. Far
ther towards both tho noith and south was
suspoided hero arid thcro a sablo curtain,
fringed with gold, folded as but one hand
oould fold them, Thoy (coined fitting
drapery to shroud tho feet of Him, " who
ridcth upun tho wings of tie wind,"
Such was tbo' evening oil which Edward
Cunningham conducted bis fair Initio into
tbo mansion prepared for her reception.
Hut hid both earth and Leaven been deck
ed with tenfold splendor, their beauty and
magnificence would have been lost on hi m;
Cor his thoughts, bis affections, his whole
being wcro centered in tho graceful crea
ture that leaned on his arm, and whom he
again and again welcomed to her new
abode her future home, llo forgot that
he Btill moved in tho world that was groan
ing- under tlio pressure of unnumbered
evils ; forgot that earthly joy is oft-times
but a dream, a fantasy, that vanishes like
tho shadow of a summer cloud that flits
across tho landscape ; or as tho morning
vapor beforo tbo rising sun; forgot that all
on this side of heaven, is fleeting and
changeable, audfalse. In his bride, tho
object of bis fondest lovo, ho felt that ho
possessed a treasure whoso smile would bo
unclouded sunshine to his soul; whoso so
cicty would mako another Eden bloom for
him, It was but sis short months sinco ho
first Saw her who was now his wife; and
for nearly that cntiro period ho had been
in " delirium of love," intent only on se
curing her as his own. Ho had attained
$ Ids object, and bis life seemed spread be-
fore him, a paradiso of delight, blooming
with roses, unaccompanied by thorns
Joy and sorrow, in this world, dwell
Eidc by side. In n stately mansion, two
doors only from tho one that had just re-
ceived tho joyful bridegroom and hippy
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uriac, uwcit ono wiio bad been four weeks
a wife. On that somo bright evening sho
was sitting in tho solitudo of her richly
furnished chamber, her elbows resting on
n table, hor hands eupporting her head,
whilo a letter lay spread beforo her, on
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Ho had been from homo nearly thrco weeks,
in which timo sho had heard from him but
onco, and then only by a verbal message
Tho lottcr that lay beforo hor had just ar
rived j it waa tho first that eho had ever
received from hor husband, and ran thus :
Mns. Westbury Thinkina you might
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possibly expect to eco mo nt homo this
wook, ) writo to infoiffl you that business
will detain mo in Philadelphia some time
longer. Y6ur3, Ao.,
For n long timo tho gontlo, tho feeling
Julia, indulged her tears, and her grief
without restraint. Again and again, she
read iho laconic cpistlo beforo her, to as
certain what more might bo mado of it
than at first act tho cjc. But nothing
could bo clothed in plainer languago, or bo
moro coolly understood. It wjs ns brief,
and as much to tho point as those interest
ing. letters which debtors sometimes rcccivo
from their creditors, through tho agency of
an attorney. " Did over youthful brido,"
thought she, " rcccivo from her husband
such a letter as this!' llo strives to show
mo the complete indiffcrenco and coldness
of his heart toward mo. 0, why did I
accept his hand, which was rather his
father's offering than bis own ? Why did
I bcliovo him when ho told mo I should
win his son's affections? Did I not know
that his heart was given to another? Dear
old man, ho fondly believed bis Frederic's
affections could not long bo withhold from
ono whom ho himself loved so'tendcrly
and how eagerly I dranli in his assurances 1
Amid all tho sorrow that I felt, while
kneeling by his dying bed, how did my
heart swell with undefined pleasure, as liu
laid his hand, already chilled by death,
upon my head, gavo mo his parting bless
ing, and said that his son would lovo mo !
Mistaken assuranco ! ah, why did I fondly
trust it? Wcro I now free I frco !
would I then have tbo knot untied that
makes mo his for lifo ? Not for a world
like this! Nay, ho is mine and I am bis:
by tho laws of God and man, ice arc one.
llo must sometimes bo at homo, and an
orcasional hour in his society will to a
dearer bliss than aught this world can
bestow beside. His father's blessing is
still warm at my heart 1 I still feel his
hand nn my head I Lot wo act as ho
trusted I should act, and all may yet bo
welll Duties are miuo and thine heaven
ly Father are result?, Overlook my infir
n.ities, forgive ell that needs forgiveness,
sustain my weakness, and guide mo by
unerring wisdom." Slid fell on her knees
to continuo her supplication, and pour out
her full soul before her Father in heaven '.
and when she arose, her heart, if not happy,
was calm ; her brow, if not cheerful, was
Frederic Wctbnry was an only child.
llo never enjoyed tho advantages of ma
ternal instruction, impressed on tho heart
by maternal tenderness for his mother
died beforo bo was three years old, and all
recollection of her had faded from his
memory. Judgo Wcstbury was ono of tbo
most aniiablo, one of the best of men ; but
with regard to tho management of hid son,
ho wa3 too much liko t!ie venerable Isracl-
itish priest. His son, liko other sons, often
did that which was wrong, " and ho re
strained him not," llo was neither ncoii-
gcut in tcaohing, nor in warning; but in
struction and discipline did not as they
over should do, go baud-iu-hand ; and for
want of this discipline, Frcdcrio grew up
with passions uncontrolled with a will
unsubdued, no received a finished cdu
cation, and his mind, whioh was of a high
order, waa richly storcdwith knowledge
His pride of character was greatond ho
looked down with conlcmpt on all that was
dishonorable or vicious. He had a chival
rous generosity, and a frankness of dispo
sition that led him to detest concealment or
deceit. Ho loved or hated with his wholo
soul. In person ho was elegant; his coun
tcnanco was marked with intellect and
strong feeling ; and ho'Jiad tho bearing of
a prince. Such was Frcdcrio Wcstbury at
tho ago of four and twenty.
About a year beforo his'marriagc, Fred-
eric becamo acquainted with Maria Kldon,
a young lndyjof greal boautyfof jpcrson,
nnd fascinatinn of manner, who at once
cnslavcd!bis affections. Hut against Miss
Eldon, Judgo Wcstbury had conceived a
prejudice, and for onco in his lifo was oh
stinato in refusing to indulge bis son in
tho wish of his heart. Ho foresaw, or
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tuougui no uiu no, iuo uncr rum 01 mai
son 8 happinoss, should ho so allay himself,
Ho bad selected a wifo for his son, a
daughter-in-law for himself, moro to his
own taste. Julia' II orton was possessed of
U that ho thought valuable or fascinating
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heart was in possession of another ; but
kciug pointed out to,him as ono3to whom
ho must transfer hisjaffections, ho looked
on hor with aversion as thojebief obstaclo
to tho realization of his wishes, Julia
was born, and had been educated in a
placo romoto trom .iuugo westuury s rosi
deuce; but) from hor infancy bo had seen
I her from timo to timo, as busiucsa led him
into that part of tho country in which her
parents resided. In her childhood sho
entwined herself around tho heart of tho
Judgo ; and from that period ho had look
ed on her as tho futuro wife of bis son.
His views and wishes, however, wero strict
ly confined to his own breast, until to his
dismay lis found that his son's affections
wcro entangled. This discovery was no
sooner mado than ho wroto a prcssinK let-
tor to Julia, who was now an orphan, to On leaving homo, ho felt as released from for sho had not yet bcoomo sufficien tly ao
oomc and mako him a visit of a few weeks, bondage. A senso of propriety bad con-. customed to Mr. Westbury 's brusque man
Tho reason bo gavo for inviting her was, strained him to receive tbo congratulations 'nor towards herself, to boar it with perfect
that his health was rapidly declining, which - of his friends with an air of satisfaction, firmness. "I should think it very suitablo
was indeed too true, and ho felt tiiat her j at least while tboso very congratulations
society would bo ajsolaco to his heart, Julia , congealed his heart, by bringing to mind
came; sho saw Frederic; beard his cnlight-, tho tic- which ho had formed with ono, ho
ened conversation; observed his polished ' could not lovo, to tho impossibility of his
manners ; remarked tho lofty tono of his j forming them with ono whom bo idolized,
feeling', and giving tho rcius to her fancy, When ho had been absent about top days,
without consulting reason or'prudcneo, sho ho availed himself of an opportunity to
loved him, Too lato for her security, but ' send a verbal mcs3ago to his wife, inform,
too soon for her peace, sho learned that ho . ing her that ho wa3 well, and should pro
loved another. Dreading lest tho should bably to at homo in tho courso of one or
betray her folly to tho object of her un- j two weeks ; but when that pesiod was draw
sought affection, sho wished immediately ing towards a close, bis business was not
to return to her native place, Dut to thij completed ; and as homo was tho last place
Judgo Westbury would not listen, llo - ho wished to visit, ho resolved to protract
soon discovered tho state of her feelings, his absence, so long as ho had a rcasona
and it gavo him unmingled satisfaction. bio cseusc. "I must write, and inform her
It augured well for tho success of his dear-j of the chango in my plan," thought ho,
est earthly hope, and as his strength was "decency demands it, yet how can I writo ?
rapidly declining, consumption having fas- j My dear Julia ! my dear wifo 1 No such
toned her deadly fangs upon him, to hasten ' thing 3I10 is not dear to mol
him to tho grave, ho gavo his wholo mind Sho is my wife sho is Mrs. Westbury,
to the accomplishment of I113 design. At ' the is mistress of my bouse, and must
fir't his son listened to the subject with ' eharo my fortune let that suffice her 1 It
disgusted impatience but bis feelings must havo been for these that sho married
softened as he saw his father sinkinc to me. A name I a fortuno I an decant cs-
tho tomb aud, in au unguarded hour, ho
promised him that ho would mako Julia
his wifo. Judgo Wcstbury next exerted ,
himself to obtain a promise from Julia that '
sho would accept tho hand of his son and
ha rested not until they had mutually Jifco those, ho wroto tho laconic cpistlo
plighted their faitli at his bedside. To ; which cost his brido.so many bitter tears.
Frederic this was a moment of unmingled , It was at tho close of oLout two weeks
misery, lie saw that his father wa3 dying, fr0m this, that Julia was sitting one even
and folt himself constrained to promise ids ing in her parlor, dividing the time bctwizt
hand to nno woman, while his ii-'art was in 1 ber work and a book, when tin doer bell
possession of another. j rang, and a minute-after tho parlor door
.Telia's emotions wero of tho most con- 1 opened aud Mr. Wcstbury entered. With
dieting character. To be tlio plighted sparkling oyes aud glowing chocks, she
luidc of a man sho loved, rondo her heart ! ppraug forward, her hand half extended to
throb with joy, aud her faith in his fathers
assurance that sho would win his affections, ' cord "good evening Mrs; Westbury" rc
sustaincd her hope, that his prediction 1 called her recollection ; and scarely able
would bo verified. Yet when she marked to reply to his civility, she Bank on her
the countenance of her futuro husband, her j cbair. Sho thought tho was prepared to
heart sank within her. Sho oould not flat- Eeo him cold and dinttnt thouih sha
ter herself in!o tlio belief, that its unmingled
gloom arose solely from grief at tho approach
ing death of his father. Pho fth that he
was making a sacrifice of his fondest wi.-:L".
at the shrine of filial duty.
Judge Wcstbury died, and with almost
his parting breatli ho pronounced a blessing
upon Julia as his daughter tho wifo of
ins son most solemnly repeating Ins con
viction that tho would soon securo tho
heart of her husband 1
Immediately on tho decease of her friend
and fajher, Julia returned home, and in
three months Frcdcrio followed her to ful
fill his promise, Ho was wretched, and
would have given a world, had ho'posscs
scd it, to bo frco from bis engagement.
Dut that could never be. His word had
been given to his father, and must bo re
ligiously redeemed. "I will mako her my
wifo ;" thought he ; "I promised my father
that I would. Thank heaven I never
promised that I would love her 1" llepug
uaut as euch an union was to his feelings,
l. ; 1 ..
iiu waa many iiiipaucni 10 nave it com-
pletcd ; for as his idea of bis duty and ob-
ligation went not boyond tbo bare act of
ing ucr ma who, no ieuuiat, mat onco
', bo Bhould bo comparatively a frco
"I am come," said ho to Julia, "to filfil
my engagement. Will you name a day for
His countcnanco was so gloomy, bis
manners so cold so utterly destitute of
tenderness or kindly feclinjr, that somo-
thing liko terror seized Julia's heart; and!
j without making any reply, sho burst into
"Why these tcarJ, Miss Horton !" faid
he, "Onr mutual promiso was given to my
father ; it is fit wo redeem it."
" No particular timo wa3 specified,"
said Julia, timidly, and with n faltering
vmw Hid Cft tinlnli Imctn n(iiflaniiN"
M .pT1i,i .,a
delay bhould bo mado," said Frcdcrio,- ''and
I can sco no reason why wo should not as
woll bo married now, as at any futuro per
iod. If you consult my wishes, you will
namo an early day;"
Tbo day was fixed, and at length ar-
rived, presenting tho singular anomaly of
a man eagerly hastening to tho alter to
utter vows from whitdt his heart roeoiled,
and a woman going to it with trembling
and rcluctanco, though about to be united
to him who possessed her uudivided affec
tions. Tho wedding ccromony over, Mr, West-
bury immediately took his brido to his clo
gantly furnished bouso ; ibrow it open for
a week to rcccivo bridal visits ; and then
gladly oboyetl a summons to rhilauclpuia,
to attond to somo affairs of importance.
1 tablishmont I Monl ambitious I heart-
lessl Thou, Maria bright, beautiful and
tender thou wouldst't have married me
for myself I Alas ; I am undone 1 0, my
t father 1" Under the iufluenco of feelings
meet his but his ceremonious bow, and
. peeled it. Ko'.withst-ndina all lrr j.'.ttr
1 ruminations on her hu-'-aid". in"-iiwui,iO
t wards her, there had been a little under
current of hope, playing at tbo i'Ottoru of
her heart, and telling her ho might return
more cordial than ho went. His cold Sal
j utation, and colder cyo, sent ber to ber
seat, disappointed, tick at heart, and near-
ly fainting. In a minute, however, she
recovered ber self-possession, and mado
those enquiries concerning his health and
journey, that propriety dictated. In spito
of himself, she succeeded in somo degree
in drawing him out. Sho was gentle,
modest, and unobtrusive ; and good senso
and propriety wcro conspiciuous in all sho
said. Besides, she looked very pretty
Her figure, though rthcr below tlio tr.cd.
iura tizo, was very fine, her hand and
foot of uurivallcd beauty. Sho was dres
sed with great simplicity, but good tasto
was betrayed in every thing about her
person, &ho woro her urcss, too, with a
peculiar grace, equally romoto from precis
ion and nogiigcncc. Her features wero
i regular, and her complexion dclicato ; but
, tbo greatest attraction of ber face, was tho
, lacility ana trutu with wlucU it expressed
every feeling of tho heart. When Mr, W.
first entered tho parlor, an observer might
havo pronounced her beautiful; but the
b.tt- ... ., , 1 luum uiu.iiii'tt mull uikumiuu. I'll, vuu-
right glow of transient joy that then kin- , ham pr0p0Sed that they should en
died her cheek, had faded away, and left doavor to make their way to tho room.
her pale so pale, that Mr. Wcstbury in- 1 After considerable detention, they succeed
quired, even with soms littlo appoaranco C(l u accomplishing their object, so far at
of interest, "whether her health was as good
as usual!" ner voice, which was always
, soft and melodious, was even setter aud
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sweeter than usual, as she answered "that
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it was." Mr. Wcstbury, at longth went so
far as to mako somo inquiries rchtivo to
her occupations during his nbsonce, whether
sho had called on tho new brido, Mrs-
Cunningham, and other questions of sim
ilar eousoquonco, For tho timo ho forgot wllil a tlccP slado of melancholy was cast
Maria Kldon; was-half unconscious that ! ovcrliis foatmos. Julia's heart beat turn
. ,. , . ' . , . . , , ultuously. "Is it tho ramie," thought sho,
Julia was his wifo-and viewing her only or tho mueician that thus rivets his atten
as a companion, ho passed an hour or two 1 tion ? Would I know who it is tht plays
very comfortably. 1 and sings so sweetly ? Sho did not remain
I long in doubt. Tho soug finished, all voices
One day when Mr Westbury canto to U te
dinner, Julia handed him a card of com- and with what foclinirs sho tinss!" exclaim-
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pliments from Mr. and Mrs. Brooks, who
woro about giving a party.
' I havo returned no answer," sid Julia
" not knowing whether you would wish to
accept tho invitation or not,"
. . l juui-uu, ,uu au u as you mouso,
Mrs. Wcstbury but I shall certainly at-1
hi? r .i i 1 1"
"I am quito indifferent about tho party,"
said Julia, "as such scenes afford mo littlo
ploasuro ; but should bo pleased to do as
you Hunk propar as you tliink best1' '
Her voico trombled a little, as sho spoko ;
that you pay Mr. and Mrs, Brooks this at
tention," Mr. Wcstbury replied.
Nothing moro was said on tho subject
and Julia returned an answer agreeable
to tho wishes of tier husband.
The evening to visit Mrs. Broods at
length arrived, and Julia repaired to her
bed-chamber to dress for tho occasion . To
render hcr3olf pleasing in tho eyes of her
husband, was tho solo with of her heart,
but how to do this wa3 the question. Sho
would havo given tho world to know bis
taste, his favorito colors, nnd other trifles
of tbo liko nature but of tbeso she was
completely ignorant, and must therefore
bo guided by her own fnncy. "Simplicity,1
thought she "simplicity i3 tho surest way ;
for it never oll'ccds, if it doo3uot captivate'
Accordingly, sho arrayed herself ia a plain
white satin and ovor her shouldera waa
thrown a white Hondo nmitlff, with a girdle
of tho simo hue encircled her waist, Her
toilet completed, Julia descended to the
parlor, ber shawl and calash in her hand.
Mr. Wcstbury waa waiting for her, and
just casting his cyc3 over her person, he
aaid "if you aro ready, Mrs. Vc3tbury,
we will go immediately, as it is now lato."
Most of tho guo3ts wcro alroady assomblod
when they arrivod at the mansion open for
their reception, and it was not quite easy
to get r.ecoss to tho lady of the house, to
make their compliments. This important
duty, however, was at length happily ac
eouiplisbod,and Mr. Wostbury's nozt ef
fort was to obtain a seat for his wife. She
would have preferred retaining his arm, at
least for a while, as fow persons present
wcro known to ber, and she folt somewhat
cmbarra?''1 and confused ; but sho durst
not say so, as, from her husband's manner,
oho saw that ho wished to bo freo from
such attendance. In such mattera the
heart of a dclicato and sensitive woman
seldom deceives her. Is is that her instincts
are superior to thoso of men ?
Julia had been soated but a short time
before Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham approa
ched her, and entered into a lively conver
sation. This was a groat relief to Jub'a,
who could havo wept at her solitary and
neglected situation, alone, in tho midst of
a crowd. Mrs, Cunningham was in fine
spirits, and bcrhu3band appeared tho hap
picst of tho happy. Not that ho appeared
pattieularly, li enjoy soeicty-but his bloom
ing wife was by bis side, and his oyes rest
ed on ber with looks of tho tenderest lovo
while tho sound of her voico seemed con
stantly to awaken a thrill of ploasuro in
his heart. After conversing with Julia a
while, Mrs. Cunningham said
"Do you prefer sitting to walking, Mrs.
Wcstbury ? Pray take my arm, and movo
about with us a little it looks so dull for
a person to sit through a party."
Julia gladly accepted tho offer, and was
to tho lively rattle of her companion, who
although ouly a resident of a few weeks in
tho city, seemed already acquainted with
all tho gentlemen antl tho laaies present,
J An h.our hai1 h.ccu Paod in !lli3 manner,
j;d itti0 10n0r, though this was of littl
! consequence, as Mrs. Cunningham ampl;
niado up all her deficiencies of this kind
' wlic th -E0"n.a m"slc m..antuor
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deserved by tho young lady who sat at tbo
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piano, who played and sang with great skill
1 f.i;.. r.-lt-'j nini;.
and tecliug. Julias attention was soon
attracted to her husband, who was standing
on tho opposite stdo of tho room, leaning
against tho wall, his arms folded across his
breast, his eyes rosting on tho performer
, with an expression cf warm admiration,
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over his fcatui os. Julia s heart beat turn
' cd Mrs. Cunningham. "I never ltstcnod
I to a
sweeter voico 1
TO UK H0SJ1KOCI),
Mns Munnv, an' linglish woman, who
visited tho United States in 1818, pays '
tho following tribute to tho preeminence of
tl dI3litlgui3Lca American ladies. Sho
"I havo soon thrco arointed kings and
three inaugurated Presidents. I admiro
the Presidents tho most, I havo fccn three
queens; and thrco ladies who havo Bha'red
tho honor3 of tho presidency ; and truly
among tho queens not ono could compare
with the regal grace of Mm. Madison, tho
feminine, distinguished pcrsonntl of Mrs.
Polk, and tho intelligent, lady-liko demea
nor of Mrs. Adams. Mrs. Polk, wero it
not for the sa'mo defect in tho teeth whioh
characterises Queen Victoria, would bo a
very handsomo woman. Her hair is very
black, and her dark eyes and complexion
gives her a touch of tbo Spanish dames.
These American ladies aro highly cultivated
and perfectly accomplished, and practised
in the most dclicato and refined usjo of
distinguished society. Mrs. Polk is very
well read, and has much talent for con
versation ; fho is highly popular ; htr
reception cf all parties is that of a kind
hoslcea and accomplished gentlewoman.
She has excellent tasto in dress, and both
in the morning and evening, preserves tho
subdued though elegant oostumo which
characterises the ladv
Sho is ready at
reply, and preserves her position admi-
rably. At a levee, a gentleman remarked, ,
'.Madam, you havo a very genteel assem- j
ulago to-nigut.' 'bir, replica Mrs. Polk, , TuiuijinT Hcynard would lay hinuolf Hi
with very goodhumor.but very significantly, ; bo ,0 captur0 in ma5ilIS off witu tacin, ho
'I never havo seen it cthernise.' One f tosscd ttu . haughals froin his horse. They
morning I found hor reading. 'I havo had cearcciy Btruek tho ground before tho
many books presented me by the author,' f j d - izcd tll0mi Our friend threw
said she, 'and I try to read them all ; at
present this is impossible ; but this evening
tho author of this book ,diuc with the
rrcsiucnt, ana 1 wouia not bo so unkiuu
as to appear wholly igncrant and unmind
ful of his gift.',"
The following letter was received by tbo
President from a fro (cm. postmaster out
''Crawford Count;, J7j730,18."i7.
Mr. Buchanan Dear Sir, Mr is tho
postmaster at this placo , and ho ia gone
out west, and his been gone for three or
four weeks, and ho has no deputy here, but
I havo been opening tho mails and attending
to it .since ho as keen gone, as ho left tho
key with mc, and the postmaster told mo
that I must mako a report at the ctid of I
every month, and did not tell mo who I
was to writo to, but I supposo it is to you
we should mako our reports, as we are all
citizens of tho government of which you
nro now President. If you aro not tho
right one to receive tho report plcaso drop
me a few lines, letting mo know who I am
to report to, and 1 will writo again.
Report at the End of Ajtrii Tho
Weather is cold for tho season provisions
fcarco and very high but, notwithstanding
all that, wo havo regular maih onco a week,
good health, and tho peoplo of this county
aro universally pleased with your adminis
tration ; this i3 all I know that would
interest you; if thcro is anything omitted
in my report plcaso let mo know. My
best respects to you and Mrs. Buchanan,"
The Belles' Stratagem. There arc
more ways, says the Liverpool Albion, of
eluding the vigilance of tho lyns eyed
guardians than by a ladder of ropes from
a chamber winlow, as tho ccquel will
About tho middlo of last week, two young
ladies and two gentlemen, all apparently
in urnmg, paid a morning visit to a
' church in a quiet neighborhood in St.
Anne's Ward. On entering tho church
tho door was closed and locked, and the
laJie3 icavjng tuc g0ntlcuion to disencum
! ber themselves of their overcoats and drav
e I iuhu ineir vriuiu juu gioves rcureu oe-
r 11. .!.! ..V!l- l.!.l ..1 i;..l l.
hind tbo pulpit, whonoo haing relieved
caci ol,er 0f tb0 habiliments of woe. thev
1 shortly emerged in full bridal attire. The
object of their visit was now apparent, and
the clergyman, accompanied by a minor
official, appearing from tho vestry, they
joined tho metamorphosed mourners at tho
, nU h) ccrcm
through. Tho gentlemen then resumed
' their overcoats, tlio ladies again retired to
their impromptu robinc room, and ro-an-
1 . f . 0 . ' 1
peanng in their mourning costume, the
happy party left tho church, looking as
demure as though their visit had been for
tho purpose of inspecting a tablet erected
to tho memory of a defunct relative.
fgy "Sally," said a witty young man
to a girl with red hair, "keep away from
me, or you will set mo a fire," "No danger
of that," was tho answer, "you aro too green
37" A gentleman being asked, ''how
many dog days there wero in a year," re
ecived for auswer, that it was impossible to
number them "s every dog has his day "
Tub Gn.vvE or Henry Olay.T1,
ditor of tho Fort Wavno Times ha3 bco.
on a journey through Kentucky, and won
10 pay his devotions to tho gravo of Henry
Clay, In tbo cemetery not far from Lex
ington, ho searched for it first among thes
covered with entablaturcd slabs, obelisk,
pyramids and imposing monumonts, bu
the namo was found on none of tbeso lis
sought it among less imposing tabulcts, but
found it not. A l&d at last led him to tho
spot, whero a littlo mound marked only by
tbo path worn by the foot prints of devoted
countrymen, toldthat tho Groat Commoner
Mill lived in tho hearts of tho peoplo,
Near by, was tho monument affectionately
inscribed by Mr. Clay to bis mother.
On an adjoining eminence, which 13 a
beautiful site with an area of half an
acre, circular in form tho peoplo of Ken
tucky aro to erect a monument of Kentucky
marblo, of beautiful design, which is to riso
120 feet in height, under which tho ashes
ol tho noblo son of our sister Stato aro to
bo deposited. Tho corner stono will ba
laid on tho 4th of July next, with imposing
A Daring Fox. A gentleman residing
in Scott county, Missouri, informs us that
wliiln ho was leisurely ridintr alonj tbo
i,.ni,a nf tt, jtississinni. recently, with a
half dozcn favor;tc chickens thrown acrosj
h;3 bMIq ho a larg0 fox cuiur 0, froru
tho wooJa uml impilacntl- folloCd him.
himself from his horse, but before ho had
cleverly alighted, tho fox, with ell sis of
tll0 fjw3( wag SCTCral foot out in tho Mia
sisimi.r,addlina.with an industry wor'
of tho occasion, for tho npposito bank o.
tho river! After offering his kingdom for
a gun, about a dozen times, our friend
bestrode his nag, and pushed onward, feel
ing very much liko acknowledging that bo
had been abominably " sold 1''
JSTA Vermont Editor gives tbo following
obvi:e to ladies : "When jou havo got a
man to tbo sticking point that is when hs
proposes don't turn away your head, or
affect a blush, or refer him to pa, or ask
for mure time all thoso tricks aro under
stood now just look him right in tho face,
give him a "buss," and tell him to go and
order a "cradle."
CSX" Bonaparte, when ho went to take
upon him tho chief command of tho army
of Italy, was only trrenty-fivo years of age.
It is said that on his promotion, a friend
observing to him, " You aro very young to
go thu3, and tako tho chief command of
an army," ho replied, "I shall ba old whoa
riTTitc Maucu of Education. "So
hero am I between two tailors," said a
fellow at a public table, whero a couplo of
tailors were seated, who had just begau
business for themselves.
" Truo," was ho reply, " wo aro begin
ncrs, and can only afford to koep one goose
SiS" At a lato reception at Paris, no
less than sixty oarriago loads of Americans
followed Mr. Mason, our Minister, to tho
palace, and tlio lottcr presented them all
in a lump, saying :
" Your Majesty, all thc3o aro Araorioans,"
whereupon Louis Napoleon laughed hoar
tily. t"Ma," said a lit le girl to her mother
"do the men want to get married as much
as tho womcu do ?" "Pshaw, child, what
aro you talking about ?" "Why, ma, tho
women who conio here aro always talking
about getting married tho men don't do
S 0 1 whistle, daughter, whistle, and
you shall havo a cow I never whistled in
my lifo, and I can't whistlo now. O! whistle,
daughter, whistle, and you thall havo a
man I never whistlod in my lifo, but I'll
whistle if I can.
S&r A clergyman asked of his scripture
pupils whether "tho leopard oould ohango
his spots?" "To bo sure," replied Billy,
"when he's got tired of ono spot ho goes t)
A borso owned by Dr. F. Dorsoy
of Hagerstown, Md., died last week, in
tho forty-fifth yoar of his age. Tho Doo
tor bad rodo him in bis praotico for thirty
ESS" Lir.3 aro biltlcss swords, which cut
tho band that wields thorn.