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   Fort Wayne Times, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1849, Fort Wayne, Indiana                               THE.TIMES IS PUBLISHED B VERY THURSDA Y T. N. HOOD. AT inidvnce: paid uritiinea Months, if pud after the expires- So paper will be uoless at 'be option of lie unlil all arrearages are paid- OF ADrERTlSlXd. tvillbeiuserted in the following rales: 1 square at (250 erne) 3 weeks 31; 3 squares 3 squares will be charged for each additional insertion. A reasonable discount will be made to those advert sing by Ihe year. POETRY. THE FORT WAYNE TIMES, "XOTHIXG IS BEABTIPKI, BUT TKCTH, TKETH IS Volume Ninth.] City of Fort Wayne, Indiana, August 30, 1849. [No. MISCELLANEOUS. [Selected for the Times.] Hefleetiuns of a Moiher over tbe grave of her only Sou. HOK utJmy hopes, my lambent visions fled! racks iny grief-torn heart! MxsoJe delight, my Jariiag infant's dead! rhoa ends all tlius dearcomieclioai part. Fondly I hoped, how vain that hope appears! My smiliug boy- would live for days to come; With filial would tootbe my lecgih'niog years, And twine living wreath to grace ray humble tomb'. How vain is every sublunary joy! "On swiftest pinions each fond pleasure flies. Hopei opening buds despairs cold blasts deatroy. Aad pleasure only blooms to iroand -when U dies. The early ruse unfolds its beauteous form, Aud spreads Us leaves to catch its beauteous rorm. It lalls, alas! beneath the evening storm; Its leaves are scattered wide; aud all its charms '.decay. Beauty and youth and'iuutcence are vain! Infant smiles delay the parting breath? ipan. youth eukiudle health's sweet hluah ngiinl Qr beauty's UeaSinegi" relentless Jej'.Ii. 6b.no, 'my son; Paledeath had ne'er snatch'd thy breath Or fair cheek-hid ne'er grown pale With withering hectic, and the chilling damps of death. Alas! alas philosophy is vain And vain is reason's all persuasive power, soul, or the sad tears.restrain, That fall upon thy grave in an o'erfiowing BUOIV- cr. Yet through .the gloom that hovers round my Soniecprdial rays'of heavenly'light 1 see 'And consolations kindly dew is shed, To soothe thegriel'-toru' lieart that mourns, sweet boyi for'thee- The God who lent (thou wast not my In wisdom claims the boon He raised thee irom thy cradle to a throne, .To reign with him triumphant o'er the gloomy grave.. "Suffer the liltleoneato eoroe The Saviour said'whilejourneying here below; Saviour, my babel dedicate Lo thee, 'In thy dear arms' to rest secure from pining tv o. There.when.'toy. pilgrimage of life ia o'er, And'death command's my exiled spirit home, I'll meet my precious babe, to part no more, --Wheredeath shall ne'er divide, nor withering sickness come. Then cease; my soul, !o heave- the rising.sfgh, -No longercbant the melancholy lay: Stretch thy glad wings, to that blest region fly, While pensive Resignation gently leads the way From'ihe New York Commercial Advertiser. The Scourge of God- ye a fast, calta solemn assembly." Joel 1, 14; 2d, 1C, 17. sanctified rest From Earth's busy cares which so trouble the k breast. A'sierable the roulh leave theil sport, 'And join with their sires while to prayer they resort; ..-T-he.inliinl withdraw from its f-ountaisi oflife And cry for.the cause ol'.the terrible Let bridegroom forego the sweet moments of bliss, "And yield to his Maker the meed that Let bride leave her and costly array, -And join Jierbeloved, low.kneeliiig to Let with their people convene, Anil weep in 'their hearts, and altar between. And say, in IhfTdeptli' and fulness "Ot God! Spare thy people! oh send us 'The arm of the Lord niakelh bare in his migbt, The Angel of Justice demandelh his righti .Thou. are the Maker and Judge of us all, 1 -Thou art speaking to us in the pestilence call: '-'A trembling and tearfulness spread o'er the laud, For-who mid the-living can boast he shall stand? The brave become boldest have fears, The 'eye .of the coldest is moistoned with tears. Deatlrcomes in a form that exchanges no fame, V The infant antl .warrior to him are the same; The chief who through battle has breasted ils fire, Hath passed through the conflict unseated, to retire TO'lcast on' the glory his valor had won, But-there is a victor no science can shun. The the wise and nnlern'd Cannot step aside, nor this arrow be turned; 'Nor.' manhood, nor beauty, nor aged, nor young. Can flee from this spoiler, so mighty so strong. .God. callelh to us, by the .sword thus uasheatcd, Which, though 'tis uplifted, its power is but 'A scourge.is upon ask we the oause? answer in God's broken laws. -He made us o people and gave 2s a name, We grew to a nation illustrious in fame, Trom slaves were made frcehienj "'made'strong. "Wow blazoned in in IncMasing.in.weaUh both on land.and on sea, Giviiur home lo the oppressed-in this land-of the _ God's blessings abundant have strewed all our way, Hii- smiles have been on hand been our -stay; we have forgotten 'our Fatherand God, Provoked Him to on us His'rod. ''We.haye sinned and merit his frown, And will flock to His temples with hearts bowed down, ..There deeply we'll mourn and let penitence flow While we'seek that forgiveness our God can be- "alow. A nation in-tears now implores Thee for grace; Oh God, send Thy light of thy bless our back from onrlan wo dollars in silver, and the agent released him! -John took his wrote a receipt, aud then invited, his new made friend to take a drink. The other nothing loth joined him at once for fear of giving 'further offence. Then getting up his specimen papers and other fixins, our canvasser turned towards his new subscriber, and with a bland smile ol good '1 think you'll like my paper, friend.' responded the other. 'It's a capital the subscriber. 'An'you'll recommend it to your the victim. paper.' -'Good day, sir.' continued the patron, abstractly, as the canvasser cf you ain't one 'o the agents we read about, then I ain't no judge o' beeswax.1' and rubbing the'side of his had been but .slightly damag ed, as il happened, in ihe disap peured, resolved never again to interfere will ihe 'power of the press.' Beautiful Sentimcnt- The influence of Christ unity on society not exerted through the cannon of the war rior, and the despatches of the statesman, bu in the sweet breathings of truth that come tho opening ptUils of the -.breast of infancy like spicy-laden zephyrs from the land of thi Travelling in Prussia. 1 arrived at the coach office just as they ere putting the horses to. procured my tic- kefand was puuiag it iulo my pecket when bystander raiher significantly Yoii had licttcr read il; sir." "l took his advice. These tickets, for the convenience of travellers, were pnnled in German and French. 1 found 1 was to occupy the fourih seat in the vehicle, and was strictly forbidden to change places with my fellow traveller, even if such an agreement should be agree- able to all parties. This despotic military discipline was a sufficient indication of our nearing the territories of his Prussian majes- William. However, when once snugly ensconsed in my corner, (he tyranny of his majesty gave me but little concern; 1 fell fast asleep, and enjoyed as sound a nap as could fall lo the lot of any man in a land of perfect liberty. It was about 3 o'clock in tho is to say 1 awoke; Ihe rocking of the carriage, so soothing to the drowsy, had ceased, and my slumbers broken. At first, 1 anticipated some loss ofa wheel, a horse-fallen down or some unfortunate accident. 1 advanced my head to the carriage was right; llisre we were; alone, brought to a stand on one of the most beautif-il roads 1 ever saw. 1 took my ticket from my pocket, to see if I could gain information as to this rather unusal method of travelling. Not a word; but as there was no prohibition to my holding con versation during the journey, why, I lurued to my neighbor and asked him if we had been thus stationary for any length of time? 'About twenty was the reply. 'Twenty 1 exclaimed. 'Pray, sir, may 1, without indiscretion, ask what we are doing 'We are-waiting- 'Oh! we are waiting: And pray what are we waiting for? 'The hour.' hour, when by right, we enter the low'n.' ihsrcj then, a fixed 'Every Ihing is fixed in Prussia.1 'But, suppose we should happen to arrive before the 'The conductor would be punished.' if 'Punished the same.' well looked to in Prussia, 'respond- ed my neighbor. 1 bowed my head in token of assent. Not for worlds would 1 have diffeied from a gen- lleman who was so Ihoroughly impressed with Ihe superiority cf ihe laws and ordinan- ces of his counlry; independent of which, he had been too complaisant in answering my many questions to admit of my wounding his feelings amourprojire. I saw that my silent acquiesence lo his opinion had gratified him; o 1 ventured to resume the conversation, by nquiring the precise hour at which alone wo ad the privilege of entering 'Thirty-five minutes past four in the mcrn- Bg.' It appears lhat the lale Madison made four several wills, which arc now before Judge Purcell of tho Orphan's Court at Wash- ington. Disputes having arisen as" to the true meaning and intent of the last will, the parties interested will he heard by Hon. Eeverdy Johwon and J. M. Carlisle representing one side, and J. H. B. Smith and Jos. II. Bradley the other. New Orleans now is, undoubtedly, one of the healliest cities in tho Union. The aggreg- ate number of interments of the weekending 28th ult., were bui 66. From Cholera only blest, in the gentle worys sflove that falf in dewy frodhnesi on ihe wandering ear o childhood, from gray-haired sires and sweet .voiced matrons; in the nameleis o high and holy things, wrapped in deep, unut terable voices of the eternities, that come t ihe silent ear of youth, belore the din am strife of the babbling world have slunnci these inner senses of the soul; in the longlnj and whislfu! thoughts of things of deep, abvs mat mystery lhat steal into the soul in it lonely musings in the solitary chamber; in the deep hush of the moaning forest; in tin seasons of gloomy doubt and frantic effort scale the prison walls of mystery and dark ness that rise and close in encircling silenc around all; in limes of heart sickness an disappointment, when reaching th hand of warm, confiding trust, itgrasps the cold and slippery skin of the adder; it is then that Chrislinnity, with its wonderful tellings of infinite things, comes with apocalyptic splendor and power, and revealing itself to the soul, creates those martyr spirits that stamp their lineaments on the enduring rock. Mirth should be the embroidery of con versation, not ihe web; and orna- ment of the mind, not tho furniture. But if tho walches and clobis don't 'Watches and inPrus- i. There must be something more lhan meets ie eye, thought 1, in this said kingdom of 'russui, wlien even lime seems regululed by dictatorial edicl. Really puzzled, 1 begged n explanation. 'The continued my companion, ave a timepiece placed before them in the tibriolet, which is secured by- a padlock, lo revenl all louching oflhe works lo suit their onvenience. These are regulated by the locks of the Messageries, and by them the momenl of arrival at each town and village is scerlaine'd, to our final ,-U.vla-Uha- all iheso. precautions, how happens we nte obligad lo be waiting here on this bowling-green of a 1 suppose the conductor, like yourself, sir, ell asleep, and during the time the postillions lushed on at too great a speed, and now they lave to pay for ihe lime overspent.' if that's Ihe case, I will profit by the ialt, get out of the carnage and -look abcut me a little. You cannot get out ofa diligence in Prus- sia till the end of your journey. 1 vas nearly templed to utter a deep anc jitter imprecatition "against Prussia and al who belonged to it. 1, however, suppressec my anger-and begged to know what were those ruins I saw at a little" distance. is the castle of Emtnaburgh.' 'And what is the castle of h was there that the adventure of Egin- lard and Emma took place.' Indeed! DC, pray, have the goodness to change places with me for a minute, so that, at least, 1 may view it from the 'With great pleasure would 1 comply will your request, but we are forbidden to change places in a public carriage in Confountl 1 exclaimed, my pati ence completely worn out. Instantly I collected myselfj and apologized for my in discretion. 'Oh Frenchman always tongue neber growled forth a fat Ger man, without unclosing his eyes; and thcs were ihe firsl words he had uttered since Wi started. What is that you say, asked I, nc half pleased at his observation. '1 did noting, noting.' 'You bad much bettei go to sleep ngni said 1 to and if it is your hab to dream aloud, I recommend its being i you i mother tongue.' The German began to snore. 'Postillion! th conductor. Crack went the whips, at full gallop th horses: I tried to catch a peep of ihe politic; ruins, but a sudden turn of the road cut off a At thirty-five minutes past four, loa secon wo drove into the- court of Messageries a Aix-la-Chapelle. MATRIMONIAL INTELLIGENCE useful and enterprising citizen of Philodelph in, advertises an oflica indicated by tho bove heading, where all candidates' for ma riage may be suited, and that tho busines will -bo promptly attended to, and strictl; confidential. He also goes still farther and gives the public to understand in the same advertisement lhat he has 1000 tons of Stone Coal, good old Havana Cigars, and very cheap tobaco, Cigars and most excellent SnufFfor sale. From Ihe 1'hilaUeljilue Inquirer. Tlie Changes of Life. Y. The realiiies oflife are full of admonition, 'he events :hut pass before our eyes iu the ourse ofa few years, Hie changes that take iacc, the characters lhat are developed, will, r read rightly, be fnund full of practical nowledge, and calculated not only to waru ut to direct, ll'e are apl lo overlook the rdinary circumstances of existence, to be artled by results, without tracing out the auses. .Most hunian beings hurry on from ay to dny, without glancing at the past, or egardingihefuiure. We are all to a cer- ain extent creatures of ihe hour. We live, love, and have our being in the scenes and .xcitemems immediately around us. If we ear of the fall, the wreck, the ruin of a or acquaintance, wo comment hastily, nd in inosi eases look back ilh the object of ascertaining the real socurce f the calamity, and rarely perceive lhat at easi seine of the errors which precipitated 13 downfall of the victim are among our eakness and infirmities! How numerous, we repeat, the changes of fe! In whal wide comrasl! Let an indi- idual who has attained ihe one offifiy, pause or a moment and gaze around him. lie will iscover I hut ihe children who long after lie iad attained the years of manhood, played bout his knees, are now among ihe fathers .nd mothers of mankind; while those to whom ie looked up iu boyhood, are eilher decripid nd loitering with age, or have passed lo ,'ttlley of the shadow of Deuih." The spin f human narrow! A few years, appear, struggle, and are gone! Even :ie nearest and dearest oflhe beings with our existence is interiwined, pass a- vay, and are speedily forgqlten, are reniem- ered so carelessly, as scarcely to excite a nmentary feeling. The philosophy of life is understood by If is practised bysiill fewer. We do ot live so as best to provide for our general nd life-long happiness, as well as in the life in most cases, for the gratifica- on of momentary wishes, desires, appetites nd objects. Ths young when they start up- ard and onward on the hillside of existence, re naturally buoyant, gay and maginutkm colors and have tile to regret in ihe past, and on their vay rejoicing. When, however, they reach nidJIe life. 61- a point beyond, and pause for moment, with the object of ascertaining their eal position and prospects, they begin to re- lize lhat there is much ofshadow as well as if sunshine in .human men are false, corrupt and the vil principle still prevails to a fearful extent thus a feeling ofsadness and dissalis- uction.steals into their hearts. When, too, it often happens, they find themselves de- eived and betrayed by those they Iried and rusted; or when, lifter having toiled for years o secure some darling object, they aivake in isstppoimment and mortification, we. cannot vender; that for the moment they should grow isamhropic, and view with distrust all iheir allow men. It is at such seasons-.tbai a kind, an Cncour- gi'ng all important. They should iien be taught that life is full of liat the brightest morning is preceded by lie darkest time, faith and ener- y should never be inculcated and prnctiseJ vith a spirit of moie determination than when lie heari appears disposed to shrink and cow- r before Ihe tempests of this world. Louk through society. Mark the changes hat have taken place wiibin a few fifteen or twenty. Yonder pusses a citi- zen who five years ago was a jverwhelmed with dubl, and as is too often he case under like circumstances, without redit, and a character sullied by suspicion, lis creditors had lost by and hence suspected lim, Nay, some of them went further, and accused him of fraud ?or a time he was stung to the quick. To jo unfortunate, he thought was bad enough; jul lo be assailed and reviled because of his fell it was cruel. But what should he do? Should he yield to the stonn abandon ihe commercial walks, become an dler; or by.Iiving down his calumniators, en- deavor to regain his character, and thus a new bothold in society! The latier course was adopted and pursued with untiring energy ?4o opportunity was It-st 10 convince tho sus- lecling and defaming lliai ihey were Vviong although for a time the effort was un- successful( il triumphed in the end. Nay. in one instance, a leading capitalist who hat been sadly embittered, was convinced that he done the unfortunate gross injustice. He was a high-minded and generous hearled and as soon as ihe conviclion was forced upon him, thai he had been'assisting to crush slil further a really honcsl but unfortunate fellow a reaction look place in his feeling He sent fur the for hi era! assistance. us accepted. A new start was thus obtain clouds sunshine o prosperity grew brighter and a the bankrupt of only five years hack, is fully on his feet resuscialed a smiling path bf-fore him. Again. The ihreC men standing together before yonder substantial edifice each wonh an hundred thousand dollars, were ten years ago not worth as many cents. They at thai time hit upon a hnppy upon a new it day and night with indefatigable zeal, and ihe re- sults are before you. And these are not rare cases. The ces are as numerous as ever. Life is full of changes. But iu order to lake advantage oT them, ihe anxious and adventurous must have Iheir tho'ls about them. They musi watch having nl last de- termined, they must be prepared to act with energy. Let us despond ;m I despair because of one or two reverses and all will soon Le over with us. Integrity, and energy, and any reasonable undertaking may be accomplished. aa4 Stoppers. ._ The truth of ibe following sketches which we cut from (he Home Journal will be ed by merchants acd clerks if not by CUI'CR-: ers. Irishman boldly a store and asks foi an article; it is shown, and he de- mands ibe price; common quality, she as the case may be, for the same ra.'es apply m shoppiog indiscriminately to eisaer sex) desires something belter, upon seeing which, and being informed ths price, he inti- mates that he can gel it cheaper, which post- ulate being questioned, and accompaniec by a ividli >o know hii idea of the value of article, he replies; 'Tell me the lowest can take and I'll make you a bid." This is usually about one half or two thirds of price more. Tho leader wiH readily perceive the applicability of Ibe ens price system lo this case. 'Mow the Dutchman, gliding along by step, with hand over hand upon evtrypic-cu uf goods in his way, finds himself face !o face with the shop keeper before he is nware, whereupon unmounting his pipe and invest- ing it in his pocket, ho begins to repeat a catalogue of aU his wants; slowlv, yet unre- mittingly, asking for the article a'fti r another, until he has finished ihe list, if ihe dealer fortunate enough nolo be compelled to innko a negative reply before it is completed. This is a critical operation. Should the chop hap- pon not to coniain evsryihmg Mynheer's rol! calls for, all th" dykes in Flanders could not fence him iu or hinder his escape. In vain the shopkeeper urged him lo look al ivha: he has; in vain by bait or other feii device itrives 10 induce him to reduce hia list._. Ha never buys, where he can find alt the gude view' has chronicled upon his nmlt'ifar- ius memoranda. unlike these are the-proQ'd gait and laughiy carriage of some' of our eounlry- women alone, almost .without ex- :epiion, are ihe.native shoppers. Chattering jaily in pairs and triplicates, they 'luura K- ong from shop lo shop, making known linjir vauts wilh dignity and self possession, cons- cious of their vast superiority of intelligent aud position over the poor creatures they con-- descend to honor with a knowledge of their need. Sealing themselves complacently, they !nt'nnaie their inclination to inspect, the vari- ous patterns and new styles the shop may be so fortunate as to possass, and insinuate with most gracious bland looks, seasoned with uolj istied patii nee, their desire to tee the entire quantity of which the assortment is made up. Should, the rash animal behind the couniar' venture lo renhance a pattern by a word raise, and tremblingly invite them to denote' heir admiration or deniil of bis more, should he (foolhardy though it were) >e bold enough to ask whether the goads ileased them, the modest reply Soultf be f if hey replied at all.) 'Oh, lo! or some'- such definite and satisfactory proposition, clearly confirmed by their leaving the store, Or if, bQaomethiug "anciful enough 10 fix their attention ana a- ruken their desire to possess il, prmtipf With his desire comes their wonted keenness and cupidity. The retailer names a price; the- adies dissent on the gro'n'nd that it is too have seen ihe article -elsewhere Tor much loss. (Heaven only knows whv .hev did not buy it there'y and they do not wish tp pay more lhat ihey think it worth; me retailer makes a smal! reduction; they will not give so much; again he reduces; the la- dies make an offer of a sum Jess than :he jrime cost; the shopkeeper again conies down iu hopes to divide the difference; the adies make a small advance, ttr which the shopkeeper accedes, and commences meas- uring the quantities wished for, the luo.jj consult again and decide to look a little ther again he strifes to enforce the sale; a- gain they relent, tnd he. cuts off the dress; he urns to procure a paper to envelope the sale, and beholds his customers al the doer, -.rife iindly intimate to him that they will call a- gain: he entreats them to stay one mo'ment ind hear will bestow the trimmings if Ihey will take the diess. With this propo- sition the ladies agree; the articles are pro- cured and nicely packed together, and the di-' rection of the parcel is registered; Ihe bill presented and the money tendered, and tho ;hange about to be lo! one of the bank notes is a ladies de- ny it; they have none but good money; the ill! is shown is not possible it cams from shopkeepers mils! have re- ceived it fion some other person; this he as strenuously contradicts for the'bill has not been out of his hand; this latter being proof positive, they no longer demur, but exchange the bill and depart in great having made a capital bargain." Corals, agates and chrystals are found on many a stormy shore; thus the soul find's God's most precious gift in the rugged path pf sorrow. Let tho faults of others be a mirror to thee of thine own. Silence is a gift without pearl, and a treas- ure without enemies. WOMEN LOVE FLOWF.BS, and flowers are like women in their beauty and sweetness, so they ought to grow up together. No flower garden looks completed without a woman in t; no woman ever seems so lovely as when she is surrounded by flowers. She shoulc lave her Iragranl boquel at the party; win dow plants in her parlor; i! possible, some rich and rare shrubs in her but better that all this, and supplying all very woman in the world should have r flower garden. Every mm., who has the leas gallantry or paternal feeling, should have J flower garden for his wife and Every house -the smallest cottage in the country, as well as the largest mansicn should have around it the perfume of lilacs pinks, and other hardy odoriferous flower, that cost no but bring with Ihem every year a world of beauty and fragranca Juan Ycruandez. The New York Tribune of ths 8th contains a very interesting sketch of a riiit lo this far famed and romantic Island, by a party pf passengers on the ship Pacific, on her outward trip from New York to Califor- nia by way of Cape Horn. On the morning of the 19th of May last, the Island was seen like a speck in the horizon. Immeo'iStely af- ter breakfast, about 6 o'clock, a party co'n- sisting-of the writer of the sketch-and te'tS others left the ship in a sheet-iron bott, for tho Island, it being a dead calm, with tha in- tention of rowing to it in advance of the ves- sel. The distance from the ship to the as exhibited on ihe chart, was sixty which they expected to reach before, night. In this they were disappointed, and being overtaken by a storm, did nol make a landing till 3 o'clock on (lie 10th. They made a headj InnrI firot wliaro TO-C ths ter, as much as 1009 feet. Not being able to land here, but finding shelter from the siorm, they passed around this point and entered a bay, which proved to be about eight uiles in circumference- Here they discover-' d a light on the beach, which they cautiously approached and hailed. They were answer- d in English, and were not a little rejoiced ind surprised to find the ship Brooklin lying at anchor in the bay. They were received on board and kindly treated and refreshed; with a good breakfast. 'Ihe day was spent n examining the Island. They found il la je very mountainous, of vplcannie formation) cut into deep gullies-by (he Waters., Theso Bullies are filled with a iluck growth of Myr- [le and Peach trees while ihe ground clothed in a thick growth ofwild oats; Thsse they found to be volirannic matter f much the appearance of coal cinders. Ths only tiecs on the Island are Peach, Fig4 Quince and Myrtle, nil supposed to hare been left by some o! the former temporary inhab.; it mis' The animal which arc numerous, and in a wild state, are goats, hojs, hoises and asses. The whole country is richly covered with vegetation of different kinds, bulchiefly wild oats. The present number of inhab "tants now is men, 5 women and 4 children, the principal man of whom His name is Pierce, from the Stale of Mains- Our adventurers, however, did not think him much credit 10 his country. After spending about days on in? Island, they went offin iheir boat to_thn ship, then in sight, and whicl) had waiie.i sometime for them on ihe other sids ef tha glad to piirsuo their journey. 1 Bobby, whal is "Boiling water "Thai is right; compare comparative, boi'cr; superlative, Ex-President Polk left properly worth the greater part of which was sti- lled upon his widow.______. One of BEM'S Lieutenants is a young Bosttv nian, who resided in his native city two y   

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