Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, December 15, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated December 15, 1848 Page 1
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r i 1 a. !' Vol. XXII. -Whole No. 1110. BVRjLIIVttTOiV, FRIDAY IfEORftHVG, DECEMBER Iff, 1848. IVcw Scries, Vol. 3 No. SI4.. 30u3tuc30 (fiarbfj. HAGAR & ARTHUR, Dealers in Unrdwnro, Drugs, Pnlnts, Oils, DycHs CORNER OF CHURCH AND COLt.EOE STREET. S mm CALVIN B. EDWARDS, TW BOOKSELLER t STATIONER, Constantly for sale a general nssortment of SCHOOL, CLASSICAL, AND .-iMSCUlLaNUUUM HOOKS. Tb Cheap Pcblications, Blank Books, Sta tionery, Medical Domes. No. 1 Pecks' Hiilliling, CoHc-trr-st. LIVtRY STABLE, nv -ELLIS AND CHURCH, College ."Street. AUGUSTUS HAVEN, WITH y IMPORTERS, AND' WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Foreign and Domestic Dry Hoods, IVos. li i 1 1 Pcnrl Street, w0m2 BOSTON, M. OSTUEIM, IMPOIlTEtt AND WllULHSATiU PEAI.ER IV avi m;s AND mm oits, C I k n r s , FOREIGN PRESERVES, No. 110 Utterly Street, (On the North lliier iVe nf Broadway,) New York. July 11, '48. o d&wlyfo R. E WHITCOM3, TEACHER OF DANCING, illlllDM? V'KV, VT. GOOD MUSIC FURXISUED FOR cotillon l'nrlics, Arc. Sept. 14, 1818. iil41t(&wl2lf I. SHERWOOD & CO.'S AUCTION AND COMMISSION STORE, West Siiik Squaiie. Constantly on hand Cabinet Furniture, Chairs, Look' ing Glares, ifcc. J. IU. PERKINS, u. d. iJUltl.ISOTON, VT. Consumption, Asthma, anil Liver Complaint, c s it K c i; it i: i). It. UATCIIEMIUK'.S bou t a N J) s u o i: h tor e , Cliurrii-siiccl. New York. Boston, mid Fiirwell's J.rulies mill Gentlemen's Hoots nnd Shoes, ofevery description und style, constantly on hand. Store 1st door north of Ijicelu's, and diicctly oppo site 1). Kern's, near lltiirtml's Slorr, Church St. SM ALLEY &. l'HKLI'S, ATTOIlMiV.S &, i nsi:li.oiis at law An solicitous in "HASrcnv. LIVERY S f A 8 L E ,iS!2i NO UT.ACKSJIITII S II 0 1 By S. S. SSINNEB, ALSO idtllc, llnrnrss. nu 1 tunl; Jlmiiifncttircr. Host side C'turt-houtt Sqmne Giiouoi; i'i:i, DEALER IJ astgijIP nv goods, Crockery, Flour, Salt, Plaster, IVindoie Sash, Class, Ready Made Clothim:. Together with a large variety of oilier articles. FIRST DOOR NORTH OF HIE COURT UOUkE. " Apothecaries' Hull," " UEOKUlT E. H ATt lii N G T O N , Pi oprifltir, WnOLESAI-E AND RETAIL DEALER IS DRUGS AND MEDICINES, Harrington's Jjuiidiiig, Cur. Chinch SiColtcge-st. PACIFIC HOTEL, vo. in let .v mi GREENWICH STREET, NEW YORK. nonrrl $1,25 per day, $s,nrt per week. w4m0 A. KLOWUIt. BOOK BLXDER, PAl'VIt RULER, .BLANK ROOK MAKER, In the Free Press Baihling, College Street. M. G. RATHBUN Si. CO. M E R C 11 A A V T A 1 LO R S , No. 2 Peck's Illock. M. G. Rathcun t Co. keep constantly on hand an extensive and full assortment of Cloths tor every description of Clothing j and are prepared nt nil times lo supply every article in the line of Gentlemen's Fur nishing Goods. M. O, RATUBL'X. C. f. WARD. Slron?, Doolittlc fc Co. DLALES IN HE AW AND SIIEI.F ffa"tTZF-'-Zr Cutlery, Saddlery, Me IIJiflOWARjsJ ihauic'sTools.lloiise Fin-isliing-i, .Nuils, (ilass, Win dow Sh, Iron, Steel, Tin Plate, Sheet Iron, Wire, VAJNTS. OIL, FLOUR. SALT, PLASTER, (Jrnul Stones, Dry Groceries, Ac. General Agents nnd Commission Merchants, t T,".t 8t Side Court House Square, D. II. doolitti.e.) Church and College-sirs, JOHN BRADLEY Si. CO., Wnnr.KSAT.E DFAl.CRS IM EuglifJinud American liar, Bolt, Hod, Slit, Hoop and HAND IKON. Pig Iron.Coal.Sheet Iron, Tin. Ball and Sheet Cower NAIt.S,OI.ASS, 1I.ASTER, Wet and Ury Groceries, Flour, Salt, B'irr Mill Stones, Bolting Cloths, Wheelings. STOllACi: AND I?Olt WAllUING Custom-house Agents and Comtnisiion Merchants, !1"AD,.F.V I Smith Whnrf. 1 Natu'l A. Tccker. Tao's. II. Cashelu, ) III'llLINGTON . F. STAMFORD & Co. DEALERS IN FAHCV AND STAPLE itfO!OooT??7 CAitpuTiNG. nusii .wmjkti-- -HiL!L Jliiiiintr. Kuw. Floor Oil Cloth, IvtniiW Shades, I'ajier Hang- inff. Looking (ibutttnf all sites. Flowlnc IH'ie, Light lllue nntl White Granite WAHI2 nlbo, China nnd Glass Ware. Gr'ocehies, Funs, IIufi-ai.o Robes, etc. Church Street. c.,w. m:w, fn CiutR and Cabinet Manufacturer, 1 Two lloors Mouth County House, Church Sr.. Burlington. Vt. XII kinds of work in the above lino made to order on S llir Pliu.l.-. j7MITCHELL, MERCHANT TAILOR AND General lleady.Slade ClolliinK Store. Church Street. - Burlington. Vt. 2 In vn 4 mill Mitten -r wr, i v .1. n.i-kslcin Rloves and Mittens. Jl first rate article, slid to to the best in the inirket, ;uit received and lor sale chsip at . Nov.aT,'48 dwt L,Y.iAwa. TOCT. FITCH'S Trusses, Inhollnft Tubes, Shoul- I I .i n . .a rt-iiir-.nn the Prevention and - or, iHBrm auu . sw-. . , Cure of Consumption." A lare supply just received tad for sale at reduced prices.' "V . 'f.A rEcjt. , , iu Mnitii..f.."- r-i . rv,V. VnrM Anentsand Physictsns supplied at Uoct. ritcn wholeealc terms, . fiuiltngton Svct pvess. Published nt Burlington, Vt., II y 1). W. U. CLAllKli, Editor and Proprietor. T o r m To Village subscribers who receive the paper by the carrier $2.50 If nnid ill ndvnnrp '2.00 . Mall subscribers and those who take It at the Office. 2,00 II mid in advance. 'fiO ADEVRT!SE.Mr..Ts i nsctted on the customary terms The Angel or Patience. BY J. 0. WHITHER. To weary hearts, to mourning homes, (toil's meekest angel gently comes; No power bath be to banish pain, Or mve us back our lost agnn : And vet, in lemlerest love, our dear, And heavenly Father sends him here. There's quiet in that nngel glance, There's refit in hts still rnuiHeuiinc? j IK uiuiks ii.i ii . i'.i iutfc ciieer, Nor wounds with words the muurner's ear ; Bui ills mid woes he may not cure, He kindly tenches to endure. Angel of patience ! sent to calm Our brow with cooling balm ; To lay vv ith hope the storms ol tear, And reconcile life's smile and tear, The throbs of ouuded pride to still. And make our own our Futher's will. Oh! thou who mourned on thy way, With longings for ihe close ol day, lie walks with thee, that nngel kind, And gently whispers. " Be resigned ! Bi-ar up, beur on, the end shall tell The dear lurd urderclh ull things well I" The News Hoys of Ncv York, No city in the world can hoist of such a num ber of News Hoys us the city of New York, or of a more indefatigable kind. There arc now in the city upwards of an hundred, the in ijoiity of whom iniike for themselves, and frequently for widowed mothers nnd sisters, a comlorlable support. It is now about fifteen years since this branch of business was commenced, and it lias continued to increase until many wholesale es tablishments have bet n opened, and thoo who were more energetic than the rest, have become in many cases, men of pecuniary independence, and now occupy the most respectable siluationd in life. When the experiment was first tries but few embarked in the business, which, of course, afforded a greater opportunity fur gain. At that time a little ragged urchin appeared at the desk ol the newspaier oilice with a quarter ol a dollar, Ins whole funds which lie expended in newspaper?. 11 'ing succc-sful, he appeared the fol, owing morning, with the principal and profit, and took more. This conrso he continu ed out a short Inno before be was comfortably clad, and presented it respectable appearance. His bu-iiiess increased so rapidly be was obliged lo employ other boys to assist him in serving his regular ciiftoiners, to whom he al wavs aeted mot honorably, wheieby he gained tiieircoutidence, and the little fellow lab ired as ..i i.. .. H... ii.n.. ...,.. r... 1 ",p hy "t,ieir idusry. As lime nVw"on, this litt'O ragged urriiin arrived at manhood, wnn h Ciiinfiirlaole iimount tif money in tort'. Kup. i iug then, that by a proper care he might find an opportunity to invest his money to moread- i vantage, he loi.l; a general surioy of tho bui I ties-, of ill j city, and it was nut long before he discovered something that by prudence he could add to his store, he etnUtrktsi iii'husinef.. That bn-ine proved siicces-ful, nnd he is now at the i held nf one ol the most extensive and flourish iu establishments in tho cily. Among tho-e who wore his employees are several now occupy enviable position in society, and are possessed ol houses and lands. 'I'nc number Increased until the presi ntday ihey in lybe lound in eviry section of tho city, untiringly crying their papers. Among of the present day, are doubtle-s in my who will become uniting the most useful ol citizens. As the business is now carried on, there are several who are a kind of whole-ale dealers, Each dealer has Ins venders, who meet every morning al their head quarter lo receive their stock lor Hie salesof the day. Tney go itdif fjreut uirections, and when they have finished tueir work return and make their returns ol the siles. They nro paid by the week, according to their activity, unci many of them support a family of mother, and helpless brothers and sis ters. Among the class is one, who, having been long in the busmen and having in ide consider able money, has rented a hou-e, lor the accom modation of his boys, some ten or tvelve in number. They ure all orphans who have no homes, but honest and Industrious, have found in llieir ' boss," as they term him, a friend Tnev are well provided for, und happy as the children of those in ullluence. Early in the morning, the man, for he is now a man, purcha ses his papers and tlivides them among his boys, when they start on their legular daily tour. A night they render an account of their work, and unlike many boys, return at an early hour, that they may be the better prepared to perlorm llieir duties on the morrow. There are others who deal exclusively for them-elvcs among whom are some ot strict integrity ol character, uue i of these, a boy about fifteen years of age, sells the most of his papers to the pis-engers in the ni'roud cars, and to those persons who reside, in iho upper part of tho city. Uu is regularly at his pi-t, regardless of the storm, or the heat, or cold, lie is looked for with as much eager ness hy tho inhabitants of the Fourth avenue, as though his appearance brought "glad tidings of great joy, und should ono precede him who not known, his business is ju-t as good, lor no oilier can succeed with his customer, uy ins work he is enabled to suptiort a widowed moth er ina very comfortable manner, and be is res. reeled and esteuned by all who know him. 1'hcre arc oth ts tiho alleud the steamboat laud ngs, who seem to be possessed of a great deal of shrewdness and cunning. Tney supply them selves wilh an assortment of pipers, but will not sell a paper singly. Just beluro the Duals ire about to leavelhedocK-, tney cry l no names of tho papers, with " three for a Blxpnse, mi that, to' get the one wanted tho traveller is ob igeJ lo purchase three. Uy litis means they uro enabled to make tho business a very proiita ble ono, Others have their regular stands at the different corners. Their papers are all nicely waived, and they are most polite and ucroin- iiKHlalini'. There is also n class ot this busi- ness who are reckless and of dissolute hahUs, and only pursue the occupation to obtain money lu toed their vice, iliey are very wickiu, aim render themselves a nuisance wherever they may chance to bo. They very frequently gel iulu disputes among themselves, and are the terror of all who hive any dealings with them. If they do not succeed in belling all tho papers they have or hand, on the same day of publica tion, they resort lo the steamboats and sell them to the great injury ol those who are honest. With persons however who are in the habit of travelling, they are not so successful, lor having been once deceived Ihey are careful to examine the date. At me present day me regular news I b n's are considered an indispensiule class and ,, ,t ,J, JHflll in the world is the bu.iness prosecuted to Iho aama pirtent as in this. In tho Eurnnoan citieii - , - BUcn t,g s unktiovvii, There the papers I arc,0 dear that Ihe poorer class of persons are arc so oear mai iiib poorer ciass oi persons are ,, ri,l , j ir,i, ,., v.,..., lilrc the-, which business is practised to some extent, Ihcy nro obliged to do without the news. In London, tho principal pipers cost ten cents each, which precludes the possibility of engag ing, to profit, in the buslnesp. In this rcsnect. as in tniny others, Now York Is the first city of mo woriu, und it is nut at all impmpable that some of the nevvsbovs above alluded to mavone chtv nerimv tlin ulnti...,. n.nBn1tnr. T.rtlm nations. Their hne ovor,.il,!,,,r i ntn nn,l lose i for until they were taken into tins uiiKinc, tney promised lo uo nothing more than dissolute anil abandoned characters, bereft of all the salutary Influences which could tend to elevate them to a level with the respectable portion of mankind. And it is certain, too; that there are many of the character, a homo among the inmates of the State prisons and penitcntia aries. Hut the opportunity of becoming respect able and useful members of society rest alone with themselves, and however reckless they may be, it cannot, with the reasonable portion of the community, tend to dr;ng.: j tf.e charac ter of thnewho nurstio an upright course. A'. Y. Herald. The Girl who would bo iUnrrlcd. Messrs. ndiiors: I was much pleased with the dramalic sketch of ' Turning Over a New Leaf,' in a January number. If you think the following story worthy of being a sequel lo it, please publish it. It is a true tale, and happen ed in the neighborhood in which was born. I have heard my mother relate the circumstances many a time and oft' and 1 personally knew the family well : M W had by industry and economy accumulated a large property. Hd was a man ol rather superior mind and acquirements, but unfortunately became addicted to habits of in temperance. Naturally fond ol company, and po-scssing superior conversational powers, his society was much sought, and he eventually became a sot. His wile was a feeble woman, without much decision of character, but an only child, a daughter, was the reverpp, illustrating one of'thoe singular laws of nature, that (lie females oftenest take after tho father in charac ter and personal peculiarities, and the males af ter the mother. Mary, for so we will call her, was well aware of the consequences that would inevitably fol low her father's course, and had used every ex ertion of reason and persuasion in her power, lo induce him to alter his habits, without avail ; his resolutions and promises could not withstand temptation, and he pursued his downward course, till the poor girl despaired of reform, and grievously realized what the end must re- , suit in. I Juhn D was a young man from the East, possessed of a good education, as all our, New England boys are, and the most indomita- j ble industry and perseverance was vvorkii gon , the farm of a neighbor by tho month. i Alary, on going on somo errand to the next hou-e, met him on the road with the usual sal utaiion Mirj "Good morning. Mr D ." John 'Good moriiiiig.Miss W . How's your health ?' Mary' Well I thank you but, to tell the truth, rick at heart.' John ' Pray what is the trouble what can efiect a cheerful, lively girl like you, possessing over) thing to make you hippy 1 Marv On tho contrary everything conspires to make me miserable. 1 am weary of I life built is a subject I cannot exolain to vou and yet I have sometimes thought I might.' 3ohn 'Anything that 1 can do lor you, .Miss W , you nuy freely command.' Alary I hat is promising more than you may be willing lo perlorm", but to break the ico at once, do you want a wile ?' John ' A wife ! Well 1 dotft know do you want a nu-uaiiu ; .Miry Indeed I do. the worst way. I-don't know but you will think bo bold, mid dehcient in that maidenly modesty that becomes a young worn in , dui ii you Knew my siiuauuo, auu me affliction under which I suiter, I think it would be some excuse for my course.' John ' Have you thought of all the conse quences my situation. 1 am pour you are rich I am a stranger, and ' Mary Indeed I have, till I am almost crazy, Let me explain you and every ono el-e know Iho unfortunate situation of my poor father. His habits are fixed beyond amendment, and his properly is wasting like the dew before the sun. A set of harpies are drinking his very heart's blood nnd rum and miery stare us in the face. We are aluio-t strangers, it is true ; wo have met in company a few times, but I have observ ed you closely. Your habits, your industry, and the care' and prudence witli which you manage your employer's business, have always interested me.' , John 'And yet my dear young Udy, what can you know of me; to warrant you in taking euch'an important stop ?' Marv 'It is enough for me that I am satisfi ed with jour character and habits your person and manners. I am a woman and have eyes We are about of an ago ; so if you know inn and like mo well enough to lake me, there's my Hand. John' And. mv dear Mary, there's mine, with all my heart in it. Now, when do you de sire it to be settled ?' Mury ' Now this minute ; give me your arm and we'll to to Squire II ' and finish Iho birgain at onco, I don't want to enter our house of duress again until I have one on whom I can rely, to control and direct the alfairs of my disconsolato home, and support me in my deter- min.itlon to turn our a new Itnf 'm our domestic i allatr-s John 'Bat not in this" old hat and shirt' sleeves.' ... ,., ,, , , Mary ' ies, nnd I in mv old sun bonnctand dirty apron If you are content, let it be done albl,it u u MiJ umerstands no arithmetic, at once. I hope you vvili-nut think I umso hard ' ,, knm reilSulli n0 ia,HiXed principles pushed for u husband as that comes to, but I , HCion anjsetlled rules to govern his choice want a master. I am willing to be mistress ofa wire ,,ld ,10t mean that love should but to bo master is more than I am equal to J 1 1 )), hiin ut o( lhein, nr blind him to their val will thrn take you home and introduce you to . ne" N ,,e dc,ermmed t0 abide by them, my pirents as my own dear husband, signed, , , s-ealed and delivered ' I S"m0 t"ne PasscJ awi'' BnJ nevcr was a man John-' So bo !t-nermit mo to aav that IlPoro d?y" 10 h ''"f"-. ,'WV 'C Iiave always admired you from tho first minute I saw you, for your, beauty, energy, and indus. trious habit and amiible deportment.' Mary Now, John, if th it is sincere, this is the happiest moment of my lire, audi trust our union iVHl ui lung and nappy, I am the only one my poor father will hear to; but alas, his reso lutions are like ropes cf sand, I ran manage him on ull other subjects ; you must take charge of his business and have tho solo control ; there will be no difficulty, I am confident In the result.' They wcro married, and a more happy mutch was never consumated, Fverything prospered, houses and barnes were repaired, fences and gates were regulated and the extensive fields smiled auu noiirisiieu line an r.uen. j lie un fortunate father In a few years sunk into a drunkard's grave. Mary and John raised a large family; he was lor miny years a Jusiicv of the Peace in his town, and they .till live, res pried and wealthy and all from an' energetic, girl's resolution, forethought and courage, and Iho prudential use of Ihe young ladies' privilege nf putting the inlatory question during Ihe m il- oen I 1 a...J aen s juoiiee oi uzxr xtkH.uemocraitc jc- j,n. Fanny Day's Decision. 'I like her!' exclaimed a young man, with no Inconsiderable degree of ardor. ' Hut can ymt support her in the stylo to which she lias been accustomed J II costs something to get married now a davs. Wo have to begin where our father's ended,' said his companion. ' True, Ned, if she would only begin with me why, she's poor herself.' ' ' Yes, and proud ton. The fact is, women require so much waiting upon, or fashion re quires it so many servant, just such a style of living that, for my part. I have given tip'atl thoughts of marrying.' Ned said tnis with some billcrncss, as If ho tad good reason for fcelin it. My business is good,' prsned the nlher, in tent upon bis own affairs, 'tud uncle thinks my pro-pects pretty fair, if I liie prudently. It costs a round sum at tlie .'-k."! I might sup port a snug little ttihli'Jnl tit llm .lame ex-peti'-e.' ' Yes, if Fnng little establishments were in fashion, Charley.' 'She is amiable and intelligent; she mut be economical, bieausp'li' has always been oblig ed to be,' declared Cnarley, abruptly slopping, us if a new thought had struck him. ' Perhaps so but shall you both be indepen dent enough to begin in a small way in short to live within your means for if you expect to get along in the world, you must live within your means.' ' Weil, it's a pity,' said Charley, somewhat , dampened by the, inquiries ol hit friend, ' mink what charming quarters J might have. I am heartily sick of the off hand bichelor life wo . now lead. What! must I wait till I make a fortune before I marry ?' ' Or bo over head and ears in debt,' suggested Ned. 'That will never do,' exclaimed Scott, right situation and their true interests; explain lo earnestly; and It is to be regretted that ciory tliem the ne and dignity of labor, and encour young man does not make a similar determlna- "go and stimulate exertion, there would be tion, with independence and judgment enough fewer ill-regulated households and limitless to keep it, IK-re the two came to a turn in the street, where they took different directions. Charley bent his steps towards the store, in no merry mood, Ned I know not where. Charles Scott entered Ins counting room and shut the door. The business of the dav was j over, and the clerks were beginning to leave as the early shades of an autumn twilight were , fast gathering round, lie slirred up some dy-1 ing embers, then throwing himself li-tles-ly into , a chair, and placing his feet upon the iron fen- der, he soon became wonderfully uborbed in his own reflections. He was a jnung man of

excellent tastes and excellent habits remem- bered with joy his father's fireside, and all the sweet sympathies of that dear home circle, of which he was once a loved and loving member, They had pasted away, and lie lad lived upon the cold bounties of a boarding house. His heart yearned with un-peakaule uesiro tor a nlacc to call Ins own-with Mr- l e il htfo necti lUriticB, my wjfe, my fireside, my table. It does not appear to what conclusion Charles came, or whether he came to any at all. Eve ning found him at his toilet, preparing for a party. 1ing before tho hour he was ready, and wait ing the tardy movement of his watch. Though un one knew better how to fill up nitches in time with something us fill anil pleasant, there was now a restlessness of spirit, which refused In be quiet. II sallied I. irth intol'ie.strcct, ai, d alt'r various turns, at length bent his steps to wards the Clarks' mu-ic and mirth met bis ear, and bright lights streamed from tho win dow, Making his greetings to tho ladies nf the 1 and uttering a few agreeable truisms to I house, and uttering a few agreeable trui-rns to those about h.m, he sought among the bevies of 1 f. ,,, .,;.! ... ,,.,..i !.'.,.,.. i j)lv tail ni'ui. ii win- iiv,,v iii.iui:ii iimiiiu uiiii, ' - .. hhe bide hnn ii welcome, which seemed to say 'come hilher' He stood aloof, fn no seeming hurry to seek a place by her side, al-' r.u .A, I1P.B,ii,.d hv another, while his "is eye disr,-1rdi wj,, keenest scrutiny, the tout ense'm ble of Fanny's dress. Conscious of his earnest, u"c- a- W'.V . consumer. tut ueiigiu.u admiring (?j gaze, Fanny seemed to hear the 'j!'P " they pass togrther sewing nnd quick beating!; of her own heart, and hope, and ffS,"! at k'f ''re: enjoying the society fear, nnd love, came and went, and went and f M "en.i'- Lharley, cheerful and h.ippv came, like smiles and shadows across her .pirit. " """ cum3net th it Ins receipts exceeded Anew and splendid silk,' thus ran Charley's '"s fj-P""'. wa P'd wtlh nothing so much thougl.ts,'thallooksveryextr.ivr.gant;andtl..,titts. '' 'fei ad. Fanny rejoiced .,, tho con br.ic.det, too, I never saw that belore; I wonder "f baring her burden, of conlnbu if she is fond of such gewgaws ? What is that , ""S, I'" 'l7rc.1'.' comforts, cojoying an dangling from her hair 1 A gold pin, or gold eUs.icity o sp.r t and v.gor or health, of which tassel ? 1 should like to know how much it tho indolent and unoccupied can scarcely cm cost.'' Not very love-like comments, it mti't , cel11'- . . I,p confessed ; but ho was looking beyond tho ,More tll0re wera WcsstnSs this fa- betrothed and the w.iat signilie-d a great mcm "Pa"- deal more, ho was looking for a Inmate-one I ,. rf,My f1""" an'rJ 11 t?. "I."""' ro for dark davs as we as hr o il. ' am afraid , she won't do formotand this is her unclo's I hoH'e, slio will want to live just so,' Some- tiling like a sigh escaped him as he w ilked away to the other part of the room. Fanny watched his departure, wondering when ho would return. Sho was sure he would rejoin l,, l, u,l l. . In .ii,...,,. I. ., I f l ltn nr. returii. Had lie only known that Fanny's silk 1 Wr J" "P"- f'!r W'T T' R"d sl,ir-'r,"i" '" dress was not a new one, newly turned and consequence of heir long delays, newly fitted as it had indeed been, by her needle Will you not do som-thing concluded the and her skill, so as lo make it quit'o as good as f lector, timidly, after explaining the ob i... !,.., ,..,.i .I..H-... ii -7 ii.. i ject to Mrs. Scott. he only known that the brace el was a ijilt twe ! fwi,., .....I n. .....a. i ..!- ...i. i, ,. ,i., oration borrowed lo please his eye; so Fanny was not so culpable after all, I say had C larles known all this, ho had not stayed away so strangely and coolly all that live long eve ning, while Fanny's heart was sinking. Mourn fully did a tear gather lu her eye, n she beheld liiin depart, without a parting glance or a fare well word, Charles Scott was not quite satisfied, lie .really loved Fanny, but he was afraid to marry i , .. -ti i.. .r .l I. . lier. II wattlliH.t siuiviy seiiiiiii.'iiiai nil v. 11 .i ,i ......o .i ii... i.., . dreamed of Fanny, but he did not visit her. Heboid a Catherine of friends, a pleasant little company ; Charles is there, and Fanny Ion, He thought sho never looked so charmingly, with her simple braid nf hair, and her modest, fawn colored dress, lhero was something sad and reproachful in her eye, it smote him to the ..... . . heart. Uear fanny, huw can she interpret my coo.ness- was the question oi returning fondness. 1 mean to see her, and explain to her all mv views if she is a girl of seose.shecan not but approve, if she is not such a contin gency remained unprovided for. Au excellent resolution; Charles abide by it. Itso happen ed, or was coal rived Chit the two found liietn- solvos threading thoir vviy along through the streets at an early hour. Now for Charley's resolution yes, He kepi it. mil, r. anny, tie continued, wnn remarKaDie self-possession, wilh a few preliminaries not to 1 gencips, und (oretly trying ones will occur in port prepared by a Commissioner of the Gene be repeated, ' I want you to understand exactly I ihe business world) without spending it upon Lind O.lico from the mo-t authentic infor- my situation, how 1 intend for the present In 1 1 wo, and what plans we must pursue. I must live within my means and just starling in life my means are necessarily small. 1 am liable to the fluctuations of the business world, and we muit begin with what we can lndepondenlly af- ford no dashing out with borrowed capital for me. t ' Yon must take all theso considerations Into account before you answer. Perhaps you may Ian it.rt, imn numinl etlllform tO Blicll htltnh'n 1 circumstances. I will not disappoint or decelvo you,' At the moment, Fanny thought she could de cide instantly, for she saw only a rose-tinted future. . ... , S XnotTcid Fanny, think .hi, all ! President Polk, we find In tho Altan, Argus: over,' was his parting injunction at the end of , pelhio Citizens : this long walk, during w hich, though he had Under tho benignant Providence of Almighty said a great ileal, he had a great deal more to God, the representatives of the Sn.ea nnd of the ay ' and then decide carelully and conscicn tlously.' Fanny did think it all over ; much that lie had said was quite new to her. To be married 1 to be married, it must bo confessed, had 'mplicd to her mind what it does lo tho minds ol too miiy young Hdieg ay visions of wualtn and independence Joing every tiling ono wished a lover in the hu-diand amusement in the pir lor. Funny belonged to that class of fciniles who, without fortune or expectations, had been brought up amid the appliances of wealth. She was an orphan, and lived in the latnily of an uncle. With a few parlor duties nnd none in the kitchen, she had lived an easy, independent life, floating on society, with untried energies and undeveloped powers. Hicli men did not seek her, because rich men generally seek to increase their wealth witli matrimonial cares; a poor man might fear, and justly fear, as C larles Scott did, becat 2 fern lies thus educa- ted often shrink from the exeriions and cares "f household employments; they are slow in finding out that hands arc made lo work with, t auu inuy are api lo regaru lauur us iiieniai ser vice. If all young men would do as Charles Scott did, frankly unfold to women their real wives. ranny digested the whole matter, weighed it all, and decided. Heboid not many months afterwards, Fanny in her new home. It was indeed a snug homo, full of comforts and blessings. There was a pleasant little sitting room, wild sunbeams and smiles, with Jviddermm-ter ami II ig bottoms, un idorned by otomios or divans, astral lamps or in irble tables. H.-r kitchen, ton, was near by, where Fanny was not aslnmod to spend her morning hours morning hours, ' Do not come in tho morning,' said Fanny to a gay acquiintanco, 'you miy perhaps, find mo making bread or ironing collars.' Uointr your girl's work 1 Ugh !' cxcljimed the lady, distastefully 'Oil, I am my own girl,' replied Fanny, 'with the exception of Nancy Drew, who comes in t when 1 want her. I can mine a soup, nnd roast a turkey, and I dare say I can teach you a thousand interesting things that you don't ! know anything about.' Flora did not wish to bo taught. ' I really pity Fanny,' said this same Flora, passing by her door one day, weary and dispi. riled witli the frivolities of a series of fashion able calls. Pity Fanny ! She had no need nf such pity. Was she not spreading the snowy clotli upon iho dinner tab'o ? cutting sweet white leaves of tier own making ? fetching sauce of her own stewing? bringing pies of her own baking? all prodii"ls of her skill ; and did not tlw hearty am glad to see you Cnarley,' and her nicely broiled steak quite couipiisate for the perplex- ilL's of his morning business? True, F.inuv "a ",r lr' "s l"e c:lKua U,J ,smne" ncs H,"J P;'.ta,0 "'ore not always don.btit i I t. .1.. .. t. . . . ! " s"p ul 1 "nl " ' e "'""-""-'v "" tiny sped away before ear,y rising and employment. ... , , - r . i Slin lii, I un n,.n dp fitiM, iiimiinii .i.H haca. . , , rii p .4 t .. V r . " . , , , ","""."-'"' ......-.. Herchainber mu, be cared for, her p.ntry look- .'.,.. ...... -u,' "i llfl.-ltMJLi UUW IvJ UM' IICI II I1IIU W " II ITU I II . . tit, t I f i . . - -eoui ..i.osi.-o, iu f""c"l"" 111 "eliilliil the sullenug poor, I have so many n-es for money md 1 have paU. away the la-t firlhing this morning.' It was very true; her rose and icecreams and cut glass must bj promptly piid for, while the poor seamstress to whom she did not pav her last farthing tint miming, hid been solid- .' '. s!ul1 bo 'ery liippy in tl.? privilege of do nig it, answered ranny, placing u b in the hand of the thankful worn in. Yes and Fanny felt that tho pleasure of h iving linp chillies and co t'y furniture and in my servants could be no fair equivalent lo tho satisfaction of b'nig ubtp to lend tun dy aid to the poor, and carrying the balm of relief to sulDrin iioirts. Ned, how is it wilh vou?' uske.l nn old fii ind, whom he unexpectedly met somo years aller.vards in tho city 'and whore is Ch tries Scott? i fine fellow. Why, you uro looking well I am for the West. ' West ! Why si, f 'Oil can't g.-t along here bird li nes fa mily expenses ure enormous !' ' You won't do any better at the West bo independent enough to endure ouo-h.ilf the pri vations bete which you must endure there, and you will (jet along cloverly,' said Ned, in his 'Yes, yes 1 dare say but !l's the fashion there, and it's not here. I have had a bard time nf it since we were boys together,' continued the gentleman, bitlorly ;' sleepless nights, de vising pluns to make both ends meet ; nnd when I couldn't, why, what could I do ? Get involv ed and hear it like a geutlemin hard work.' . inn itrii.fw i is'.iv i P.Hir fellow ! How many there are in tu same ; dpor.iue situation. 'Uut-lell us of Curies ' s ,, , ... cxcUimej. J, ,in a iv .iv tint mnmii. t , 'ft, . .u ..' f.,iortri 10.)0 le u juin2 well.' ' Doing well, capitally ! II hai such a wife I' cried Ned, with a relish i wif? worth hiving. She's not a tux upon her hii-bind, she's an intelligent, refined woiihii with independence enough to begin housekeeping with him in a ; ,nH economical way did her own work- j managed her own concern let hi in always have ready money enough lo meet all ins emer fashion and show and now said Ned. cnthilsl- astieallv. 'bo's the most floorisliini' ill in In town really flourishing, well grounded, and thev have Lot the best family of children I ever w. After all, everything depends upon a good wife. Why, I would get married myself, if could get another like Fanny Scott' a great remark for Edward Green to mil e, confirmed bachelor as he was. The old friend sighed, as he repealed, 'yes, everything depends upon a w! to The President's Message. The following abstract of tho Message of People are again brought together to deliberate for the public. The gratitude of :he Nation to theSovereign Arbilerof nil human events should bo commen-urate with the boundless blessings which we enjoy. Peace, plenty and contends-.. f4riT;n!ifg"tliro' ontour beloved' country presents a sublime mor al spectacle to the world. The troubled and unsettled condition of some European countries ha had a necessary tenden cy to cheek anil embarrass trade, and lo depress prlcess throughout nil commercial nations; but notwithstanding thec causes, the United States, with their abundant products, have felt their ef fects less severely than any other country, and all our great interests are still prosperous and successful. In rei lowing the great events of the past year, and contrasting the agitated and disturbed state of other countries with our own tranquil and happy condition, we may congratulate ourselves that wo are the most favored people on the face tries are struggling to establish free institutions, 01 me carm. while the people ol other coun under which mm may govern himself, wearo;""'50 territories i in pumianco of the provision in the actual eiiioyment of them a rich inheri-1 of lllc ,3tl' t-eelion of the treaty of peace with tance from our faiheis. While the enlightened na- lions of Eurone are convulsed and l:v I civil war, or intense strife, we settle all our po-1 , A branch mint is recommended in Cilitbr litical controversies by tho peaceful exercise of i audits immense advantages are fully ar. the rights nf freemen at tho ballot box. Tho C'Pd. No revenue has been or could be collect. great republican maxim sr deeply engraven on ,cU '" California, there being no custom-house the hearts of our people, tint the'vii.l of the ma-1 there. jority, constitutionally expressed, shall prevail, Recent discoveries render it probable that the is our sure safpguard'again-t force and violence, mines in California are more extensive nd y. It is a subject of just pride, that our fune ami luabte than was anticipated in the report of the character as a nition continue rapidly to ad- . fomnunding officers of the forces in th-t coun vance in tho estimitinn nf the civihze'd world, j ,r'. who reported to the Wat Department that To our wise and free institutions it is to be attrib- about 4000 were engiged in colb cting gold and uted, lint while other nations have achieved ll'ere was every rea-ou to belt .ve tint the tium L'lorv at the orien of tho siilf.rin. distress and ber has since hen augmented. Impoverishment of their 'p'ei (,nr honorable po-ition in'tho terrupted prosperity, ami of vidual comfort and'happines . . . 1 - " luipi.verishinent of their people, we have won tho midst i,f an unin- an increasing indi-, lianniness. I am hannv to inform you that our relations witli all nations , the ncc-ssanes of life, ure fiieiidly and pacific. Advantageous treaties '"'.idem recommends earnestly that an of commerce hive been concluded within the organised territorial government in New Mexico lat four yars ivith New Grenada, Peru, the , anJ C ilifnrnU b established. He also rccom Two Sicilies, Belgium, Hanover, Oldenburgh, mends the Mi.souri eooiprotnise, and gives al ami .Meckln biirgli.Schvverin. Pursuing our example, a more liberal commercial policy, lias lieen adopted by other enlightened nalions.and our trade has been groatl) cnlirged and extended with all the governments on the continent. Our relations it is believed are now on a more friendly and more satisfactory tooting than at any former period. To continue to occupy this proud position, it is only neco-sary to preserve peace, and faithful ly adhere to the great fundamental principle of our loreign policy, of non-interference with the domestic concerns of other nations. We recng- n:z In ull nations the rights' which 'vv'e rlunv nursclves, to change nnd reform their political insiiiiinons, according to llieir own v. in and pleasure. While this is our settled policy, it does not follow that we can ever be indifferent snectators principles. The gov ernment and people of the United States hailed with enthusiasm nnd delight t! o establishment of the Frm:h republic, u we now hail the ef forts in progress to unite the states in Germany in a confederation, similar in many re.-ects to our own federal Union. If Ihe great and en lightened Germ in stales, occupying as they do, a central und comm inding position in Europe, -hall succeed iu establishing such a confederal d government, securing at the mine time to the ilizens of each State, local governments adapt d to Ihe peculiar condition of each, with unre. tricted trade and inlercourso with each other, it will b an important era in the hi-tory of lio nan events. Whilst it will consolidate mil strengthen the power of Germany, it must es enli.tlly promote the cause ol peace, commerce, uivihzitioit, and constitutional liberty through nit the world. With all the governments on this continent inr relations, it is believed, are now on a more friendly and satisfactory footing thm they have ver been at any former period. S.nce tho ex ilian.'e and ratification of the treaty of peace villi .Mexico, our intercourse with the govern ment of that republic h ii been of the tnot Irieod ly character. The Envoy Evtraordiniry and Minister Plenipotentiary o'f the United Slates to Mexico his been received and accredited an) t diplomatic representative of similar rank has been received and accredited at this govern ment. Amicable, relations which had been re stored nnd are ibstined to continue. The two republics, bith situated on this continent and contiguous to iMO 1 1 other's territory, have every motive ofsympatliy und interest to bind them to gether iu uiutty. Tho most important result of iho vvir with M xico is the detnon tMtion alf. irded to foreign countries of the strength of America. Before tho late war foreign powers enter! lined rrrone. otis views of our physic tl strength and doubted our ability to prosecute war; Ihey saw our t standing army or peace establishment did not e.v.eed ID.OOU ni-n; the war Ins undeceived them ; without preparation, a volunteer army nl citizen soldiers, equal to veteran troops, equal in numbers to any emrgency, can bj brought in f the field, and not only men but munitions and supplies in nbundunco. Great praiso is award cd to the olficers and soldiers for their bravery and skill ; tho head of bureaux of tho war de- pirlinentare highly commended for their ability, energy and efficacy, Tho Navy, that most important arm of de fence, if its services vveie not so brilliant in the war. it was because they h id no enemy lo meet on their own element ; both branches of the ar my and navy did llieir whole duty.und ull are highly praised. The result of the war tends to preserve n from foreign collision, and en ib'c us to preserve uiiiiileriipledly our cherished policy, ( le.ico with all nations,) 'entangling ourselves In alliances with none. Vat additions have been nwlo to our territo rial within less thin four year. The annexation of T xt to Iho Union his been consilium yed, und ull conflicting .lilies to Iho Oregon Territory, smith of tho 4!) h degree north latitude, being all that was insisted on bv any of my predecessors, has been adjusted by treaty. Tho teirilnries adjoining, according to a re inillon ill III possession, and which is herewith Iran-milted, contiim 1,11)3.001 square miles, and New Mexico Cililbrnii have been acquired, or 703,950,010 acres, while Ihe area of the remain- iug twenty-nine States und theteritoties not yet organised into States cast of the Uocky Moun Mins, contains two millions fifty.nlno thousand five hundred and thirteen square miles. These 5 itnates show that the territories recently "ac quired, and over which niirexe.lnsive jurisdiction and dominion have been extended, constitute a country morp than hair as large as all that which was held by the United Slates before their ar. qtilsilinn. If Oregon he excluded from thf tis mite, there will still remain within the limits of Ti-vas, New Mexico, avid California, an addition equal to more than one third nf all the territories owned by the United States, before their tcqul sillnn. The Mississippi, t0 recently the fron tier of our country, is now only its centre. With the addition nf the late acquisitions, the United Slates are estimated to be nearly as larjra al the whole of Europe, and the whole extent ol coast on both the Pacific nnd the Gulf of Mexcn, It two thousand and twenty miles. The length of coast on the Atlantic from th nnrtherc limit nf tiie Uv'eJ States, n.r..uiicl h- C ipp iff J?l' rlil to the S ibine, on the eastern boundary of TeJtas, is estimated to bn three thousand one hundred inile . so that the addition of I lie sea const, in. eluding Oregon, is very nearly two thirds if great as nil we possessed before. We have now three great maritime fronts ; miking in the whole an extent of sea coast of 000 miles and over. This is tho extent nf the sea coast of the United States, not including Hays, Sounds and small irregularities of the main shore and of the seals, lands. The message recommends geological and mineralogiral examinations, and that the min eral lands be preserved for the ue of the UnN ted States ; also, that a surveyor general's of. tice be established in both countries, and pre vision made to bring the new lands into market. Also, the extension of the revenue laws over ,he republic of Mexico, and the act of July 19, 1813. i . r I. I. . , . a. .wines w quieusnver nave also open Uncover- p grea: anxioiy among sailors, sol. ti'cr ,,l,u settlers to engage in the business of . producing au unprecedented rise in the price of ' '"", 'r approving me uregon bill, the j i"cere tle-irp to pre-erve harmony and union, , allU deference to the acls of his predecessors ; should, however, Congress prefer to submit the legal question to the Supreme C urt, he expres ses his opinion that the whole Union would cheerfully ucquiescc in the decisions of that tribunal. The claims of our citizens, whloh have been already adjusted and decided against Ibe Mexi can Republic amounting with interest thereon to 82,0J3,832,51, have been liquidates! and paid. There remains of fhese claims to be pU!,,81fi. I'.13,?0 Congress at its fast session provi-ion for executing the 15 h article of the Treaty, by which ihe United States assume to make satisfaction fnrth unliquidated claims of our citizens against JJ 'xico, to an amount not exceeding three millions and a quartor. The subject is again recommended to your favorable consideration. He recommends that the salary of the Com missioners to run the boundary between Mexi co and ll.e U. S. should be fixed. No troops have been sent to Oregon in coq sequence of disbanding liie Regiment of Moun ted Riflemen, which had been ordered there. . Indian disturbances still continued iu Oregon. Orders have been dispatched to the comman ders of squadrons in the Pacific to send lo the assistance of the people part of the naval force on that station, nnd to give such aid and pro tection as they can afford. II) recommends a continuance of the hu mane policy of the U. S. towards Ihe Indiana in Oregon and the appointment of Indian agent in that country, Tho Secretary of the Treasury presents hie annual report rxhibiling a highly satisfactory statement of the condition of the finances and imposts fir the year ending June 31111. 1848. Tho exports have hern 8151,077,870 ; the impirts $101,032 131. Receipts into the Trea sury, exclusive of Loans, 835,43i."50 The rnyeniio exceeded the eslimites. The Expen ditures during the same time y 12,81 1 ,970. The operations of Iho tariff have been satisfactory. Predictions that the tariff would reduce the re veniu and prostrate business have not bepti ve rified. The finances aro flonrisning, agricul ture, commerce and manufacture are prospe rous, and tho operations of iho Constitutional Treasury appear to be sufficient. The opinion is pxpresed by the President that our country lias been saved from the nu menus binkruptcies and universal paralysis toeoiutiiereiil industry in Eurnpo, by Ihe salu tary operations of tho constitutional Treasury, and recotn'nands the adoption of measures le secure th; spejy piynint of the national debt. Itcpon of the Postmaster General. To.'ic President nf the United Stales. Sin: The post routes in oporatinn within the Uuit-d Slates on (he 30th day of June last were IG3.'.03 miles in extent, and the annual trans oortaliou of tho mails over them, was 41.01:1.- 510 miles, costing 8-',418,7G6as follows, to wit : Oil llailroids 4,327,100 miles costing $584,192 In Sua nboals4 335, r-OJ mites costing U6i,0l9 For agencies connected therewith 64,063 In Cliches, 14,555,188 miles, costing 7Ul3,9!l In other modes, not specified, 17,744,- 1 LI I miles costing 751.5M And in addition thereto fur foreign naval ser vice, 101,500. The table of unil service for the year ending the 30th of June, 1848, made up from Ihe state of the service as it stood at the close of said year, exliiils, ascoinpired wilh Ilia table of 1847, au iucipuo iu the length of the route in I ho United States, of 9,3(J0 miles And an increase in the amount of an nual transportation of of 3,124,080 do Hut a decrea-0 in tho los! of trans- portalioii of 812,154 There is however an Increase in the rost of agencies to be denuded, of 7,910 L-avit.g a balance of saving in the cost of our inland inula lor 1848, , - as eoinp.ircd wifh 1817, of 4.235 uni un- cosi o loreign mails, which, appears lor the first lime iu the ta bles this year, $100JM and deducting Ironi this the saving above slated nf8l.'235, leaves an excess of cost lor 1813 ovir 1817, of80q,'2C5., , For Ibis wo liaveJ.124.G3Qmllos mors, nf.i.' r nual transportation of our. inland in nls, and Iqe i rnnvpi'isnr-i ef inr,1.. -Ii month! at a distance of 3,800 miles and back. , -...v-v ... ,wi Vila's lU4Ue) vvrtj Ulltsfr - ' The new contracts made at the last iiin'usl 1