Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, September 13, 1839, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated September 13, 1839 Page 1
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N O T T II H I, O It Y O F C Ai S A It It V T T II K W H I. F A III! o F It O M H . BY M. B. STACY FKUBAY, STCPTRMlfJEK. 13, 1839. VOBv. XIII No. G3h thu patkiot's dkath. John CAMi-Br.Lr., soldier of iho revolution, died ut I'iqun, Ohio, July -lib, S3s. During his ?iclru rs lie expressed a wish to live (ill llic sin n i vcrsury of American Imtcpcnilciicc. His prayer vvn licinil ; ami while the procession was passing his house, he asked t Ji : t llic (lag of I In: nation might be lnoiiglil in. It was cat rieil to him and, white he embraced it, he expired. The soldier (in hi much, Willi ii quick mill filleting In (Mill, Vu (utvci ing 'ne.itli ihe icy touch Of the hem's cuinjucrur, Dculh. Iltnk ! 'I'n till listening car, I'lii! whijpeicd pinjer is. borne, "God grunt my spirit lingei licrr. Till my couniiv's ir.n, 1 1 morn." 'l'hn w:iri ioi- live?. A scene as bright Il.it mei his Iiisiioiis eje. ugain, As shone uIh'ii liiru (iceman's right llu b.iltlcd to the liuiiipct'ij striiin, Amid the dying and the plain. And tlmtiili i ing steeds, mid mhrcs stroke, And furious column's cli.il '"o hock, On Monmouth's crimsoned pl.iiu. Hi- he.iift the mm li.il no te.-i Tli.it nui-ed Ins fiery y.eal The cannon's lo.ir fiom distance floats, Ami the bugje's cchuiug peal. A ilioii'anil voices sun; Tin: song nf ihe In sivc: anil fi.er ; 'Columbia hail!" through ihCwelkin rang, "Sulci land of hbeily !" Ncmor the joyous people move, Anil neuter .-minds the loud huzza ; He sees Columbia's ll.ig above, Now piuiidly float, us when a far Hp winched ils folds sweep like the star Of victory, lie heard the lull In cry, "tioil bine (jiii coiiuii) !" onward fly, In many a licld of war. The soldier raised his landing head, llekindlcd fire gievv in hi; In cast ; lie spake, like spit ii fiom the dead, His blessing and his last rt quest. "Ilcie tiling jour b.inuer ! let my eye Unco look upon those Mars again : My lips ouei! pie??, vet tic I die, A nation's emblem, ftec fiom Main." 'Tw.is done : upon his dying lied, The soldier ela-ptd that land ml sheet : Wie. idled with ils stripes, bis spirit lied The only lbu it could not meet. His death, an enviable hour ; Ills lili; an age of just lenovvn ; Hi' lioy liooil fell a tvinnl's power ; His tineivy tn.uMiood sliiick it down. llu lived a fitcman pati iot died ; Anil lieednui's sliiino t 1 1 .1 II be bis giuve : litnlisiiieii shall hmnble theie their piide, lleauiy give tears, a sigh the Inuve. TIIK PSALM OF I) H AT II. 11 v l'Kor. LOKcri:Lt.ovv. There is a reaper vvhuse name is Death, And vviih bis sickle keen, lie leaps lilt; be.ndeil grain at a hrcalh, And the flowers that gttiw between. Shall I have nought that is fair ? sauli he, Nnughl leu iltu beanled grain ? 'J'lie IniMilinf ihesu (lowers is sweet to me, lint 1 will give llicni all back ngaiii. lie gazed at the floweis with tcaiful eyes lie kissed llieir (hooping leaves, It was for ihe I. mil of I'.uadi-e, lie bumid them in his sheaves. 'Mv lonl hath need nf these llovv'iels,' Tin: ii'.iper raid, and mi i ltd : Dear tokens of the fill ill am lliey, Wheie he was once a child. They all f-h.i II bloom in fields of light,' Tiauspl. lined by my cue : And saints, upon their garments while, These sacied blossoms wear. The mother gave, in tear? and pain, The (lowers she most did love; I'm die knew she should find lliein all again In 1 he fields of light above. Oh not in cruelly, not in wrath, The le.iper came that day 'Twa a angel visited the gicen earth, And look the flowers away. A N M I' R E S S I V K S '1' O ft Y isli. No v t 11 t tint,' liu cotiliiaiuil, 'but liite huurs and rrowtlud room-- have Kent lirr hither for I prnpliecy t-ho cuiihh In tnako fotiii) slny. Hiiluiuiitli would b.' cltniiu nl' fccnc. not cluing! ncctipatitin !' llu vvns rifjlit, Si. Anltyti rt'ttirtifd from his rmiililc earlier than vviitu Ills uiiKtoiii. His llimij-ltl. t hat tiny, wurc in tbo lininlct, it ml not upon I ho tduifu." II o npnronclict his Intlsi" with homol It itir like lliu I'udtiunsof'i'xpci:- tnlintiti 11 till ftispeni-o. lie looked fit. bi landlady on entering;, ns if lie expected her to communicate totnothiii"; ; tuid wps (J nppoitiiutl vvlifti she merely returned Ihe onlmnry response to lim nihualion, lie entered 1 1 1 h npnrtinenl dispirited, and threw himself in n chair near the window, the .-afh uf wlneli wan rniso l up. us if he w'n ti led air. For t lit; lir.-l tunc, ho It'll the npiiri'.-sinti of luiieliiie-x. 'They have mil enme to rdop,' baul he lo himself, nod nh?n lotely vviih a t-i'li and no wonder! In uu u-sciub'y, a lovely, sracclul, and cale wtniiau, beheld lo; the lir.-t lime, would have exuded from him only Ihe or dinary tribute winch beauty fhatori with b au y : but in a temule lilt lu tishui' liomlet, lohahited by hoinos as ttide as tlteir neili bnrs, the soa oi.il the rocks', Mich 11 vinion could hardlv ooiiie and vatitfh, vv'llnuii leaving a hiroti": impro.-sion upon the be bnlder. St. Aubyn etil ubslructed. cIia'Tiii' d mortified. The openiner nl a window, in a cabin nppo.-iU', rotit'tl him. The fcash wa. thrown up by a while arm hhinin through a b'eevcof niiislin. 1 Inn as cauzn. l'resrnt. ly a dimpled elbow reposed upon ihe bill; ami a cheek of pciifivc fweelnefS 'ank upon a hand, to binall, so white, that 11 tpcined to have been modelled for 110 oilier ndice than to pillow tAicli n hutdeii. A thrill ran throiioh St. Aubvn, nuickeuin'r him ititit wikefiil life. How the littnd tall;-! What pasion, Ihoti'hl and tcn'iinuni are in il ! What toiiiTiics arc llio finger-.? Oh! Ihii things thai the 'hand which St. Aubyn sat wotcli ing discoursed to bun. as it chnngod ils pobturn now with the palm, now with the buck, kiibing its owner's cheek now ox tendinL' one finger upon the murhly. ample temple now cowre.athiiig itself with one jolty curl and another now pnssed over the arched bright forehead now lowered, and languidly dronpins from the window frame, upon which the arm 10 which it be longed lay motionless -1 hen raised again, wuii slow and wavmc motion, till it closed with ihe cheek ihat half met it then grad ually crossed over the bosom that teemed In heave with a sigh as it parsed, and ptes setl lo the heart then clasped wild Us beauleuui fellow, mid carried to Lie back of the bead, 1I10 full elastic arms swelling and whitening, in they contracted! St. Aubyti giivst'd 011 entranced. Hither lo ihe check ulouc of 1 lie lair invalid had been presented lo him, bni now her head mrued; her eyes met his and dropped. She ro.e and withdrew. Only glimpses of her did St. Aubyn catch again thai evening but they were frequent. A' hand, an elbow ; ihn point of her shoul der, once or Ivvico her linger, Hitting back wards and forwards, as lie passed 110 and dowi.i the apartment. Dn-I; foil ; biill h remained at his post. Was it a guitar thai he heard? Il win bin awakened as the fust tones of an A) ilian harp, which you held vour breath to hear. Her hand vvu oil the strings; one chord ut length tin sltuck full ; another succeeded nod aiioili er then all was hilence, for a I mm. Si Aubvn eld! remained al ihe window nor 111 vain. The music woke again, as lairy coft as before ; and tt voice soil us the mo tic, but oh ! la r sweuler, awoke olonr with it. She was Hinging, but ho cou'd hear nut lung except the strain, and yet ho heard enoiiL'h to tell him that il vva- a theme nl tenderness, though fi.ig by lit-, thai rather seemed in In Mian mar (he passionate mood. The star-s.'.ntie out ; 1 he union in her first quarter ball cmuplclcd, 1-1 lowed r blight crescent cl 11V JAMES fcllF.IU DAN KNOW.E? I win. not marry yet,' was her reply her luce half averted from the kneeling figure beside hor, whom she still fiiid'ored to rsiaiu her hand, whose arm still encir cled her waist unforbidden. 'I will not marry yet ;' and love was in thu tone of the very accents that withheld thu boon of Jove, or (Inferred the bestowal of il. S( Aubyn was a young man of moderate fortune, acoui fills lied j unsophisticated, and of quick sensibilities. A student, and fond of retirement, he had heleetcd fur his bum mcr residence u final! fishing hamlet, 011 the romantic coast of Devonshire j where, between his hooks and the sea-shore, along which he loved to ramble, his time passed nny lliuig but heavily. Hero lie had rest (led ubout 11 month, when the little com inunity received uu uddition, in a young lady and her mother, who joined it for the purpose ul a temporary residence, bt Aubyn stepped book, in surprise, when is fui ii'' one morning from the cabin in which lie lodged, ho beheld two females, in the nllire and with the air ol fauhion tlie one leaning upon the arm of the oilier ap proaching the humble portal whence lie liad juRl emerged. He bowed, however, 'and passed on. Ho had scarcely more than glanced at the strangers, but transient as was his stir vcy of them, lie saw that one of Ihcui was an invalid the younger. 'How touching is tho language wjiich indisposition casts over beauty!1 exclaimed St. Aubvn tu himself. 'Health would im- nrovo 1 Iio loveliness of llial fnco, but tho intercut which now invests it wouiu van ciilnrtug her pale chuck to crini.-on, at Ihe rccolhclion of the plight 111 which she had been found. Her ankle was slightly s,pruiiiod, she said, having turned under her, when she slipped. What was this, if not a warrant for the proffer of an tirin ? Ai nil events, St. Aubyn construed it as such, and escorted thu fair stranger, lean ing upon him. had; to her lodgings. From" I1.1t moment, a closo intimacy commenced Thoy were constantly together sometimes accompanied bv I lie mot hor more fre quent ly, and nl lust wholly alone. Com muning in solitude, between the sexes and in the uiidsi. nf romantic scenery, whore limn: is no impediment, no ilislasle no either side, is almost sure lo uwakon and 10 foster hive. St Aubyn loved. The looks. the actions, all but thu tongue of Amelia, as-mred h'm that his pus-ion was returned. Her health had improved rnpidly ; tho auloiiin was far advanced, and Ihe evening and nights weic growing chill. 'I'lic mother mid daughter now talked of returning to town ; a day was fixed lor their departure ; and on the eve ol that day, St. Aubyn threw himself al the fed of the lovely girl, and implored her to bless him with her hand. Vet though she did not deny that he had inter ested her tuoogh her eyes and hor cheek attested Hlhourh llic Jiatid which was locked io Ins, locked his as well though she suffered him I" draw her towards him. by the tenure of her graceful waist atlll her reply was 'I will not tniirry yet,' St. Aubyn did not require to n-k if lii visits would bo permuted in town : he was invited to renew them there. An ex cursion to Paris, however, on 0 matter of pressing necessity, respecting the afi'airs of 1 friend, prevented bis return for a month. At t bo expiration of that tunc, ho found himselt in London, and with a throbbing heart, repaired lo the habitation of his uiir- tress, on 1 he very evening ol his arrival. I'ho house was lighted up ; there was a ball; yet he could not overcome Ins impa tience to behold again tho heroine of the little fishing hamlet. Ho rang, nl the same moment when a knot of other visitors came to Ihe door, mid entering along with lliein, was ushered into 11 ball-room, thu footnvjn hurriedly announcing the names of the several parties. The dance was proceed ing. It was the whirling wahx The dance of contact, else I'Vnhid ! abandoning lo thu free hand The s.nacd vv.iisl ; while f.icu lo face that breath Doih kiss with biealh, and eye embraced! eye. Vour tranced coil lel.ixiug. slr.iiglueiiing lound And lound, in wavy inc.t-tiie, jon entwine Ciiclo with circle nil svviintnitig hi a in 1 ml ptnling heart, m nvvuoiiv lapse, yivu ti er ! It wns the wall;;, and tho couple consis ted of a man of the town and Amelia ! Dm pariv who had entered with St Aubyn immediately took seats; but hi stood traostixeo lo Hie spot where Ins oyes nrst caught tho form ol bis unstress in tli coil of another. She saw him not. Wr laughing eyes, and cheeks (lushed will exertion, she continued the measure license, her spirits mounting, at tbo music quickened, until sin' seemed lo round her pailner, who Ireely availed hiniselt ot the lavorable movement of the step, to draw her inwards him, in inonieniary pre lire They al length -nl down, amiiKt the r.p plaices 'it the coiiiianv. Si. Aubvn furlv wrilbcd! He retired ton quarter if K; room whore ho thought he ssi .til l o.-im;. iibservaiioii, and threw hun-cf in' n a cirn Who think you, now, i-1 be happy man ? said one ul ihe group nf gentlemen vvb i'tiotl within 11 fc v paces nf linn. Whv who. il inii Sng'et'Mi another 'he waiy."d IiiiihciI into her heart Tin- ir-tho twentieth nine I Jiave neon her daiiec v uh bun.' 'Go ! another will waif, him out of her heart.' interposed a third; 'bho is an incur rigiblo coquette from first to last.' Here the parly separated. St. Aubyn, seatcely knowing what ho did. alter silling abstracted for a few minutes, rose, and thu folds ufa white drapery shone ilnnle i'""-" l,,u ""-''" through the stilt open casement. Did the wearer approach, to look out anil gaze upon Ihe fair night? No. The cash was pulled down ; the string and Ihe voice were hti-h ed ; tho interesting minstrel had retired. S. Aubyti retired too ; but though his head was upon the pillow, not a moment of that night were his vision and his ear with- drawn Irom the open window. It was broad day before forgctfolness cast her spell over thu excited spirits of St. Aubyn, nor was it broken til! high iinon. Ho arose, emerged Irom his cham ber, and took an anxious survey of the hub Hut loo opposite. 1 he room eppeared emp ly. llu puttook ol u slight to past -, and sallying mil, made his way to the shore. He had not proceeded tar, when, turning a point, he beheld the elder female ubout a hundred yards in advance of him, standing still, and looking anxiously upwards lo wards the ehfi Ho billowed what appear cd to he the direction of her eyes, and saw the younger, half way up, reclining on her side. Something appeared to be amiss He quickened his pace; and, joining tho lormer, learned irom tier, Dial nor uaiign ter, attempting to reach tho top of t ho cliff, had incautiously turned, and unaccustomed to luok from a height, was prevented by terror from proceeding or descending ; that, from the samo cause, she had slipped down several feet; and that shu herself durst not attempt to go to Iter assistance. St. Aubyn had heard enough; ho hounded up the steep. As ho approached the fair one, modesty half ovorcamo terror, and she made a slight eilorl lo repair the (Usurper in which her dress had been thrown by the accident. St. Aubyn assisted to coinplelo what sho had olfectcd but imperfectly; ho encouraged Iter, raised her, and propping her fuir form with Ins own, led her. step by step, down to the beach again. Nor, when 6bu was in perfect safety, did ho withdraw Iio descended the stair-case, with the intention of quilt ing the bouse: but 1 1 1 0 upper room had jul been thrown open, od the press carried him in. Nor was he allowed lo stop until ho had 'cached the head of the table. Every scat hot two. close to where ho stood, was occupied. Hy your leave, sir !' said a voice behind him. Ho stepped back; and the wallzer led his mistress to one of them, and placed himself beside her. St. Aubyn would have retreated, but could not without in commoding the coinpuny, who thickly hem mod him in. Amelia drew her gloves Irom ihe white arms they litllo enhanced by covering; the walizur nssisting Iter, and transferring them 10 the custody of his uosoin. His eyes explored tho table in quest of the most delicate of tho viands which, one after another, ho recommended to her, until sho madu a selection. lie filled a wine-glass with sparkling IJurgundy, ami presented it to her; then crowned a golilot, till thu liquid oltaost overhung thu brim; breathed her name over it, in a sigh, and quailed it oil to the bottom, nl draught. Ho Icuucd his check to tier's til! the neighbors almost touched. He wins pored to her, and shu ronlicd in whispers. lie passed Ins arm river tho hack ot nor chair, partly supplant in" it in the ollico ol supporting tic r thuuldura. Iio pressed 60 closo to her, dial it would liavu been the sumo had both been sitting in unu scat Shu was cither unconscious of the familiar vicinity, or she permitted it. The whis puring continued ; tho word 'mnrriuge' was tutored repeated repented again. St Aubyn heard her distinctly reply, 'I will not marry yet, as shu ruse, unu, turning, met him face lo face ! St. Aubyn !' she involuntarily exclaimed. St. Aubyn spoke not buvo with his eyes, which hu kept fixed btcadliibtly upon her. When did you arrive.'' shu inquired Ins asbistnncc nor did sho dccliiiu it; tho', hurriedly, und in oxtroino confusion. ns apprcliciiBiuii subsided, cutifusiou rose, i 'This eveninc,' replied St, Aubyn, with out removing Ins eyes. When did you join our party?'

While you were waltzing,' returned St. Aubvn, with n miiiIc. And how lonir have you been standing here." 'Since supper commenced : 1 made wnv for your pnriner lo hand you that sc.U, and plum linn-elf beside jou.' Voo have not supped ! sit down nnd I will help yon.' No!' said St. Aubyn, shaking Ins head, ml smiling again. My mother bos not scon you yet come and speak to her.' No; I have not n moment to spare I cave town immediately.' 'When V 'To night ! Farewell ! said he, turning to go. 'You sorely are not going yet ?' earnestly interposed Amelia. 'I jiiii. not slay,' emphatically rejoined St. Aubyn. 'For one object nlunc I came to town. Thill is finally disposed of. The necessity for my departure is imperative. Itctnemher me lo vour mother, (jood nighi !' he milled, moving towards the d'lor. 'Have you been well." the inquired, Imost tremulously. He ci niinued Ins progress as fast as the throng permitted bun aileciing not to hear her. She lol owed, laid her hand upon his arm, and lonned him. You surely aro not well note,' she said in a 1 one. of solicitude. Noj' ho replied, rm-sing 011 till he roachell I he door. 'St.-Aubyn !' she exclaimed, heedless of those who surrounded her, 'slay n little longer! an hour half an hour the qoar icr of au hour.' St. Aubvn Mopped; and turning, looked upon her, with tin expression so tender, yet so stem, Ihat she half shrunk as the mat Ins gaze. Nolo moment!' he replied; 'I should be only u clog upon your pastime. I do not waltz! then snatched her hand raised il to his hps kissed it and drop ping it, hurried down (ho stair. case, und deported. Amelia at once perceived the awkward ness of her situation, recovered her self- possession,, and with well dissembled mini affected to laugh. A poor lunatic' sho exclaimed, 'whom 1 pity, notwithstanding bis extravagant uber rations of mind. He is innocent, in his madness, lint come, let us forget Inm 1 he dance was resumed. She was the queen ot ihe mirtltlul hour ihat shone irpas-' g all. bin; laughed, she tnlhed .-he challenged, bhc ooldid herself her spirits towering the more, the morn tbo revel waned. Party after party dropped oil', Mill she kept it up till sho was l"fl utterly alone ; ami then she rushed to bet chamber and cast herself upon a couch dissolved in tears. She loved St. Aubyn. Vanity had been touched before but never sentiment, till she visited the littlo fishing hamlet on lb coast of Devonshire. At first, she could not but persuade herself that St. Auby would not return; but a month (fcel that pomi perfectly at rest. She drooped Smiotv, amusement, nothing could arouse i m r in' 1 Icr former self. Her partner toi- v ''z hi vain solicited her to stand up wnli '1 in ngnio. She declined llic honor hU visit-, were discouraged. Her mother anxiously watched the depression of spirit that had taken possession of her, and seemed daily to increase. I he winter riMilitl I poo-iiil without improvement spring and umiiicrfci 111 uioomuuu iron returned but cheer was 11 stranger to her heart Cluiegi! of scene was recommended. She was asked lo tnnko a choice ot the place whither she would go; she replied, with sigh, to tho liltle fishing hamlet.' Sbn and her mother arrived there carlv on 11 Sunday morning; and re. occupied the identical lodgings which they had taken before. Thu landlady, n kind. hearted creature. expressed her surprise and sorrow at the altered appearance of her yotin lodger. Ah, Iho voung gentleman would be sorry to sue this ; though hn has hud his turn of sickness too, but lie is now quite recovered. Mr. St. Aubyn." breathlessly inquired Amelia. Yes!' replied Ihe landlady, 'that some handsome, kind young gentleman.' Merciful Heaven! is he here." she vehemently demanded. 'Hu h, my lady,' returned the landlady. 'Mother!' she exejaimed, as she turned upon the latter a look, in which pleasure was painted, for the first time since the moinuntous night of tho ball. 'Where does he lodge ?' asked Amelia, turning to the landlady. 'In the soma place. He camo back, about a mouth after ho left.' added the landlady. 'I'oor young gentleman !' she continued, 'we nil thought he had come to die amongst us; bo pale, so melancholy. He would keep company with no one, would speak to no one, und at last hu took fairly lo his bed,' Amelia laid her head upon her band, co. vering her eyes ; her tears begun to How. 'Hut tho daughter of our neighbar, who had a rich brother that sent his ueice tu school, and had determined to adopt her, having completed her time, camo on a visit to hur father shortly nfter the return nl tho young geiillcniuu, and her mother made her reaif to him constantly, to divert him ; and ho grew fund of liotcning to her, and wull hu might, for n sweet young creature sho is; and at lust his health luok a turn and lie was ubloto quit his bed, and tu walk, us ho used with you, my lady, rambling whulu hours, along the shore with Iior.' Thocycaof Amelia were now lifiod to the landlady's fuco. Hor tours vvero gone, all but tin! traces of litem ; lliey bccmcd as it they weru glazed. The landlady bad puiist'd al the sound of scvurul voices and a kind of biistlu without ; and now ran lo thu window. ' Conic hither, ladies,' she said, ' they nre jut coming out.' Amelia, by a convulsivo effort, roe and hastily approached the window with her mother. 'Hero lliey como.' resumed the landlady. The young gentleman at last fell in love with hib hwcel young nurse, and olfercd to marry her. She had already fallen in love with him she accepted him and this ry morning they are going 10 church. here they nro ! look! did you ever see so sweel n sight ? What 11 couple ! They were made lor each other ! Tho landlady Mnrtodand looked nrouiid.- rnelia had fallen in a swoon upon Iho oor. With difficulty they recovered her. 11 an hour her mother was on her way Uh her from the litllo fishing hamlet. In a month sho dressed her 111 a shroud. Onim.v ok Newsi'ai-kus in England. 10 Lord Lyndhursi's speech, delivered lately at the second anniversary of (he Newspaper Press Uenuvolent Association" in London, among other interesting passa ges was the following : "It is asingiil.il' circumstance, and vvonliyic .ok, ihat the first Hugli.-h newspaper, called the nglish Mcicury, was published under ihe diicc- I1011 of that gieat statesman, Lotd lliiilciuh, who is the tli st to obciu ihe ereal moral "effect it would piotlucc. 'I'lic 1 0 vveie in ciicu'.ilimi lo a veiy great extent, ihumosi exiraoidin.117 descrip lions ol lliu ftpanisli aimament a panic was be inning lo spicatl nuioug the nihahiiaiiH I.uid Iiirleigh, with' views showing his poweiful nut! alcsm.inliKc iiilellt ence, ailuoletl a moiloolcouu leiaciing ibis by ihe strong moral influence of the pi ess, an. I he published a newspaper in order lo correct 1 tie misstatements which had I een made, ml lo teach Hie counliy 10 confide in us own exer lions and ils own lesources. This was llic first ippearancc ol a newspaper, and it was atlcntletl with consequences llic most important, and vviih results I he most favorable to die inhabitants o( ibis island. All weic uvvaic ol'ihu talc of the Spanish expedition. IChccrs.l For some 111110 the public pie.-s ciept slowly 011 it continued, indeed, lo u advances, but it was not nil hfiv or sixty vcais ago, ihat it look llie.-e lupitl siritles, which nave (nought II lo il picscnt commanding potiluin n iiiciu weic Iweiity-loiii' iinlliun newspapers old in Cleat ISrilaiu, und since that time the number has been vastly extended." The first appearance of the 1 Hugh Mercury." at the epoch mentioned above was in 15815. Newspapers had appeared in Italy, where 1 liny had their origin some ars belore. During thu war which III Republic of Veulco v. uged against lb l urks 111 1503, the custom arose in Venice of communicating the military and com mercial intelligence received by wtiiteti sheets, to be read at a particular place bv I host; desirous to leurn the news, who paid for this privilege in a com, not any longer in use. cjlled Gazillu a name, which, by degrees, was t ruiisfei red lo the newspaper iisell. 1 he first newspaper published America was 1 lie Boston JVewt Letter. The second was the .Al'to England Coin i:nl, issued also at llosiou, by James Fruiikliu, the brother ot benjamin, and it was 111 tins paper lliat the young plnloso pher made his first essays in writing for the press. In I !i'27 the number ol newspaper circulated annually in the Uniied State was reckoned nt !25, 000, 000. Since Hint time we know uoi that any csliitnte ha been made which can he depended upon It would in fact be almost 1111 impossible matter to ascertain with anything hk certainty the actual number now spread monthly, weekly and daily, throughout the vast extent of iho Republic. It is very certain, however, that thu diffusion ol newspapers hero is much more general than 111 Great IJritain. Two consideration are in favor of this supposition : fust, the cheapness with which they are published in comparison with ihe price of Kugluh newspapers; secondly, the republican uaHire uf our institutions, which gives lo 11 greater number nn interest in public ulfuirs to which may bo added, ihe superior general intelligence of the great body of our people, Newspapers have become with us onn of the neces-aries of life, lliey aro the beings of "this breathing world" of btisi ness, politics, and literature They con stilulu one of tho most marked peculiarities nf modern civilizilion, and like every oilier enduring growth, they have sprung up, the legitimate olispniig o! the wants und con veniences of society. 1 he players ure well uigh elbowed out of their vocation; for newspapers have become "the abstract and brief chronicle of Ihe limes," und suffice more effectually than the drama to give "Ihe very age and body ol the tune his form and pressure." When 0 new town springs up, a newspaper establishment comes next after Iho tavern and blacksmith's shop. Do Tocqucville, in his work on America, speaking of the Western Pioneer, who goes in the advance of emigration, says, "ho penetrates the woods with his axe. his Hible, and file of jutojmicrs." Ualtimare Jlmcr. A GHOST. An apparition has bcon seen in Canada, according to tho Montreal Transcript. No budy can read tho last paragruph, and disbelievo thu account No wonder tho poor man cuuld not lie quietly in his grave after dying linannealcd of such a sin. Last Tuesday fortnight, Mrs. , (a lady of literary tustu and rather studioun habits,) sat reading in her drawing room, I ho clock on the mantle. piece struck twelve; as the Inst stroke revcrbratcd through the apartments, its door was suddenly Hung open. In the ttcl of raising her head lo reprove iho intrusion (mining fur) of her servant, hor eyu rested on the form of her late husband; she tcreamsd nnd foil sense I usb on thu curpi't Tluu brought tip suuli . 1 Tri-ri)iiiiii imi mtt ffi my members of the lomily as had not rotirei to rest, restoratives wero administered, and when Mrs. hud regained pos session of her suspended faculties, am! heing'Ji woman ot birong mind and highly cultivated intellect she full disposed lo con sider the wholo distress she had under gone as llic resell of certain association between the melancholy tale she had been pcrosing and her lute loss, operating on 11 partially deranged nervous system. She. however, deemed it advisable her niaiil servant should reposu in hor chamber, lest any return ot what she had determined lt consider n nervous nfl'tciion should ditrc-a herself and olarin the family. Last Tues day night, feeling stronger and in better pints than fIui bud ijnioved for several months past Mr. dispensed with the pre.-ence of her nttendant, retiring- lone lo her chamber and went to bed la htllc belore leu o'clock. Exactly as tho clock struck twelve she awakened from hor leep, and distinctly beheld the apparition ho had belore seen, udvaticiug from the table (00 which stood her night lamp) lilt il stood opposite to, nnd drew aside thu curtains of her lied. A scene ofsiifFocalinn- ppression. deprived her of all power tt scream ulr.ud. She describes her verv blond retreating with icy dullness to her heart from every vom. The countctianco of her beloved 111 life wore not its benevo- ent aspect; iho eyes, once bcamim? will affection, weru now fixed io stern regard on the iiclnbling half dissolved beinn'.'who' with the courage of desperation, thus ad jured him Cliarle-! dear Charles ! why are you come again? "Jessie" slowly and -olemoly aspirated thu bhadowy form. waving 111 ins Hand a small roll of wjitlcn pnper. "Jussie. pay pity my nnoinaner ac counts, and lei mw rcsl in peace!" THE AI5SURDITIES OF IGNO RANCE. On Tuesday evening a widower applied to an alderman 111 ilus county, to marry In in to a widow. 1 lie alderman, underta king to act a matritnonial blacksmith, ac companied tho applicant 10 (be house where the chains wero to be riveitcd. Introduced to ihe npnrtinenl where he was to officiate. he saw two well-dressed and pretty women holding a blanket extended across a comer. Above il were visible a head and shoulders. the latter very fair and quite guiltless of clothing. As this is the fashion, tbo Al derman was not surprised; but being very polite, and therefore looking down, for fear of etiibarra-fing the lady, ho saw two littlo feet peeping I1001 beneath tin: blanket, as while and as hare us ihrj shoulders above. Thinking that he bad got into the wrong apartment and at. nn unseasonable hour, hu begged pardon for tbo supposed intrusion, and beut a retreat.. 15m before he reached die door, the two brido's-maids told him tu stay, for there was tho bride behind tho blanket, wailing to be married. More astonished than ever indeed struck quito in a heup he requested the bridegroom lo explui 1. Thus appealed to, the swain said that ihe lad v behind tho blanket, in tho costume nf Venus just risen from the sea, (or of the Venus do Medicis without tho gauze wrapper that some modest people among us put over 11 wheo lliey stick it up in the parlor) was the widow, T'ic widow who? iiiq'iirud ihe aldurinan. The widow that is wailing for me to marry her. Uut why does she cfooso that dress for the oc casion? asked ihe forger ofhymcnial man. ados. Her Into husband died about jJISO in debt, and if sho marries again without, uny clothes on, her new husband is not le gally bound to pay iho debt. Therefore, while she slands behind the blanket, und reaches her hand over, I can stand before it ami hold her hand, and yon can say tho word and make us one. The alderman, after a beany laugh at this learned exposi tion of the law, told the bridegroom thst ;f ho married the widow, even without her skin, Ihe precaution would not save him from his predecessor's deb's, but that, ac cording lo law, he must tuke her. cumonert, with all her burdens. Thus advised, thu widow Venus went up stairs, put off the costume of n goddess, and soon descended in the habiliments appropriate to n modern weuuing ninoiig me civilized; ninJ, cover- over hor face to conceal her blushes. was joined1 for better anil worse lo the vv 1 d o w e r . 7i 1 f tc ( ot 1 World. Tin: Dnt-.ss Mahkut, &c As many who are absent from the city feel un inte rest in Iho price of articles of dress, &c. wo give a brief review of the present state of thu market. Hats are ralhcr hisrh, ond continue to make icii-wny. Shoes are oit, and a still lurllicr falling ntf is in some iii-Iuiicy nbsorvuble Iloois aro brightcnins up. Veett, some demand for ihem yesterdav. but a few in muket. Pants arc light. Coals envj, and tho demand for a lighi article good. Stockings aro down, and ara considered a it-mate article for specu lations, with inoso vviio deal in stock) it is ncclc or nothing they are, however. 0 shade lower since the commencement of hot weather. Gloves bring a hundsomo prico, although tho stock on hands is limi ted. People still hang on to suspenders. Umbroilti8 are unsteady, expandinir. and becoming tight according to the caprice of the weathpr nml holders we heard of several ltnt went off yesterday at no price at all, although ihis cannot ho considered n fair quotution. Watchesno obtaining" cash lor them lliey go notwithstanding, on lie. Canes holdura stick out for higli prices Whiskars are occasionally subject to a shuvc. Finger rings, taking them oil round, are without change lircastjopinB are 111 demand, nnd go before shirts, dickies and other more necessary articles of ap parel. Walch guards nro considered a sufe iii.vcjf.menl. .Vfto OrJcans Nca yunc,