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vascorxv 33VEBY WEDNESDAY, BY & PHIIiJOIPS, •Eti HfiW,3UX8^ TB1UB STOET.) TERMS. bere, Iiuriug their impels left nt ;r armum. Bl'subscribers, $1,50 per annum, nrisma.—Ono square, three weeks, iipntha, two dollars lift)-cents; six ijjaar, $7,00; half column, 1 year, 4fl year, ljsa5,uo. Legal odverti- Id DieiiwAntnmn.\ AVID PAW. IlUOWN. in Spring time, Is begiu to biotv, tent air sheds fragranco is in its glow. -J C,with nature's instinct eir melody, ,tipn beams with lore, 'to Thee. '•' ;fj46in Sammcr, powers are in their bloom, iVnd joy and happiness 'tho dreary tomb. :«? •'<... \ ilush is\ on the peach, :elds aro rich and gay— sum throbs with gratitude, >'* far away. iu Winter, ^^5Si the world is chill, B«?8rfonn-king's icy lingers ItSgftho purltup fill, nro stripp'd of foliage, their glories gone, and sorrow the sceuo alone. uld din in Autumn, the falling withering leaf, earth is clothed iu sadness, kfl^^thc heart attuned to grief. me 'neath the umber tree, Che emblem of decay— of faith, dear Lord, and Thee, W}£L e l>reiithe my soul away. year reuewfcd—again its fruits and flowers shall bring, o'er stern wintry.reiun huil eternal Spring. fleeting seasons shall no more Sly earth-bound thoughts employ, buoyant with redeeming lovo mount to <?udlcss joy. 1815 X-pua'ftom my memory. I was a -•^jjl-then—in my twenty-second [ad tho honor of being an uid- !& emperor. _s were drawn up in order of §!Vasf plains of Waterloo.— ^|naving been tho first to reach dift he manifest advantage of the is position, especially around jitjwos impregnable. With tho jtduiiiiible tactician,' he had ta- »go of the natural defenses of \id so' posted his troops that, could sweep away 3 everything _$ihcm, they were but trillingly ttho balls of tho enemy. . ii'g upon tho ground, tho eniper- JKHPIS discovered at a gianco tho •attitude of the opposing general; laid not hope to dtive him from ^fearful sacrifice of his own iwept all points of the enemy- is,, to discover his weakest point. Jsurvoy and deliberation wam- ^length of tho' necessity oi dis- ralington from the fortress of jim. as that would enable him to iwith a certain prospect of vic- nolo British forco. But to do jEas no course left him but to * lion after battalion to utter des- ;Unless this was done, there capture of Hougoumont; and ont were not taken, the battle ^QQCcssity, terminate iu favor of _ eymmenso sacrifice of troops thus together with tho losses accrue from attack- of tho enemy, leave the small a body to encouu- tiMpaindcr of the allies as they came Lt ^escue of tho English general, icessfully with tho latter, as well ^the deticieuey which would be air tho losses certain to ensue ick on Hougoumont, thirty Ijlitional troops would bo indis- *y i'obtain this vast force, which \an army ? th, two days before, the einper- \t Ligny, with Blucher, who, thousand Prussians, was on the main body of tho allies, {using an instant, fell on him 'tuosity that Blucher, after a | ed on his heel and retreat- jillago situated about twelve w? plains of Waterloo. . i Grouchy,\ said Napoleon, ^marshal of that name, \ and 'ffom reaching the allies, while \^destroy Wellington. Should jfirill send for you.\ drawing off; thirty thousand \once for-Wavre, and took up bis position so as to command all the roads to Waterloo. To call in Grouchy would, tho emperor well knew, give .the Prussians an opportunity to unite with Wellington; but that was of bat little con­ sequence if he could but obtain Hougou­ mont, which point would enable him to grapple successfully with three times tho combined force that would bo arrayed against him, and his resolution was instant­ ly takon. Taking out his field-book, ho hurriedly scratched an order,, and tearing, out the leaf, summoned mo to his side. \ Adjutant de Sabreuil,\ ho said, fixing his keen, clear, dark eye full upon me, \your horse—isho-swift J\ \\ As au arrow, aire,\ \ And his wind 3\ \Sound sire.\ / ' ' -'• \Mount him, then, and bear this to Mar­ shal .Grouchy, at Wavre.\ , ... ... JI« gave me the order, which, I immedi­ ately placed in my belt, which was covered and hidden from view by my sash. 1 sa­ luted tho emperor, and was about to plaeo my.foot in tho stirrup, when he added— \ Stay. Read the despatch!\ Taking the paper from my belt, I opened it, and read these words: ' Marshal, ndvance immediately, if you arc not already on your way. The-iiuttlu .will bo ti decisive one, and I shall want your thirty thousand men— perhaps to save my empire. Advance. , , Is it in your memory J\ demanded the emperor, as I finished reading the despatch \ Yes, sire.\ \ Take this ring,\ ho continued, drawing one from his finger, \ and show it to Mar­ shal Grouchy as an evidence of your nu tliorityj'in case you lose tho order, and 'are compelled to deliver its contents with your, lips. .Now, sir, mount, and remember that upon your faithfulness and speed hang the fate of France!\ I bowed, sprang into my saddle, turned my horse's head to the east, pluugcd my spurs into h'is Hunks, and dashed across the field. A tew minutes, and 1 was two milcis from Waterloo. I had ten miles yet to travel; and fully comprehending the importance of my mis­ sion, 1 plied rein and spur with fury and impatience. At' this moment, a loud, heavy rapid roar of cannon broke on tho still air with such suddenness that my horse, af­ frighted, reared on his hind legs, in which PUS1UUU i Ml * 1 j - • ,. and then tailing forward, fit again upon his feet, and darted alwnd liko a Hash of light. •\ The battlo is opened—the work of car­ nage has begun '.\ 1 muttered, turning my head in the direction of the field. As I did so, 1 beheld a sight which chill­ ed my blood. Twenty Austrians were after me, in full gallop! In an instant I comprehended that their object was to head me oft\ from reaching Wavre, and thus prevent mo from •delivering to Grouchy the order I had re­ ceived from the emperor. Napoleon's move­ ments, as well as my own, had been watch­ ed, then, by some one of the leading ollicers of tho enemy, and these men detailed, on my departure, to follow and arrest, if not kill me, on my route. There were twenty of them, each with his sabre drawn, and all mounted on lleet-linibed coursers, tho echo of whose pattering hoofs upon th« dun earth, rang on my sensitive ear like a death warning. \lam lost!\ I cried, drawing a pistol, and cocking it. \ But 1 shall not fall with­ out a struggle. Wo to him who comes within reach of this!\ I spurred on, turning my head every now and then, to look after my pursuers; one of whom, mounted on a t>tll, gallant roan, was some twenty yards in advance of his colli­ de- It would place me' companions. 1 must give him a ball 1\. A minute moro;andrho,was i within two lengths of mo. With uplifted\ weapon, and eyes blazing with fury, ho wis bearing in upon me, and approaching ^\uror and closer with each moment. \ Now, Frenchman,\ ho exclaimed, stand­ ing in his sturrups, and glaring at me with a smile of malignant triumph, \now- I have you tr^-Surrender !\• Not yotl\--1 replied, calmly,\ and plung­ ing my spurs into Francois's flanks. \Your hand is not yet upon mo 1\ \ But it will bo soon t\ thundered the Austrian, urging forward his gallant roan. I* No,\ I returned tauntingly,' \ there is yot'a length between us!\' ' v ' : \ \ Your are a fool 1\ he oxclaimed,ioam- mg likq a madman. \Surrender you are safe 1\ \What!\ said I, satirically, \safe! 'A prisoner safe, when, in-the hands', of an Aus­ trian/\ . . , .. . _ , ...,, „ \Yield!\ ho cried, furiously, \orl'lfcut you down, liko a dog !\ \\Try it!\ said I, contemptuously. • He-was now within half a length of me; a few moments more, and my body would be a mark for his uplifted sabre. I had meanwhile quietly changed weapons, and turning in my saddle, 1 rutifrned his glance- and, suddenly raising my pistol, took a has­ ty but deliberate aim at Ins'high, flut fore­ head, and fired. With a,low. cry,he sprang up in his stirrups—dropped,.his sabre, and fell back on tho crupper of his steed, from which ho slipped, an instant, later, upon tho earth. His horse, sUirtle,4,,by i tho flash, reared on his hind, legs, and as his rider glided' from his -back,' \dropped 'again' ujVon his feet, wheeled, and daruid batik; like 1 a mad thing, toward the advancing Austri­ ans, who opened a passage,.as, it, approach­ ed, and through which it speedily .disapp pcared. \Poor fellow'.\ I muttered, glancing'at tho fallen officer, \ ho would huvo it, and ho has got it.\ The troopers paused; a. fow moments on coming up with the body Qf their leader, but on perceiving that he was dead, tliey shook their sabres, menacingly, .and(Con­ tinued tho pursuit. Their momentary halt enabled mo to increase the distanco between us, and when they had recovered thom- ; * was frp m ,wyeuty , to eiizhtv. vnrrl*. Feeling myself now comparatively secure, I sheathed my sabre, dropped my .rein up­ on the saddle, and hastily'reloaded the'dis- chnrged pistol. This done, I glanced around and lor a-moment.my confidence deserted me.. The Austrians-were gaining .upon mo with fearful rapidity I Their tall, long-limbed steeds, goaded to fury by the rowels of their riders, camo sweeping on liko a pack of hungry wolves. They had divided, also, into threo parties, for the purpose of surrounding me. A lino of five occupied each side of the road, the balance bringing up tho rear. Their horses, cf'an utiusual size, appeared to be imbued with tho same ferocious spirit which anima­ ted their riders, and toro over the earth liko a whirlwind Every moment decreased .the distance between us; and as I reflected that I had not yet got over more than half of my t journey, a sensation of terror crept over mo and wrapt my faculties in gloom. I cared not so much for my own safety, as I did for that of the emperor, whom, iu com­ mon with all of the army, 1 both idolized and reverenced. Tho inferiority of his po­ sition—the immense odds against him—the announced\ determination of tho allies to crush him—tho .vast forces marching in from all points toTmJrwhohn him—tho im- within reach of his J whenl experienced a sudden- shook; Fran- cois's.head went.down, and:I waS; within an ace of being pitched headlong from tliQsad;- ( die! The animal had fallen into a,r'jit, soma eight or ton inches deep.' spirit 1 my \ pamons. \ Halt 1\ he cried, in French, \ or expect no mercy!\ I made no reply, but urged on my bay steed, trusting that his fleet hoofs would en­ able me to reach Grouchy's line ere my pur­ suers could como up with me. \Fool!\ shouted the Austrian, witli a fierce oath, \you are but provoking your fate. Halt, 1 say !\ lie was but forty yards behind me; and his long limbed roan-was rapidly decreasing the distance between us. f \ Ho is but one!\ I muttered', taking the rein and pistol in my left hand and drawing my sabre with my right. \ Let him come on i\ Meanwhile, my gallant steed, as if lie comprehended tho critical position of his rider, threw himself out liko an Arabian. \ Bravo, Francois!\—it was by that name I called him, in honor of my cousin Fran­ cois, who had kindly presented him to me as a gift of friendship and aU'ootiou—\we'll outstrip them yot!\ \Is it to your horse you aro talking, monsieur I\ demanded the advancing Aus­ trian, whoso voice .was so near that it startled mo. \ To him!\ I replied, looking around. Tho Austrian was within six lengths of portatico ot hurrying Grouchy to his rescue —all \passed through my cScited brain liko continuous lines of lightning. \ ' To add to my torture, the loud clamor of battlo rang like deafening thunder peals on the air, which roared as' if the very heavens werpitumbling to pieces, and coming down with a wild and universal din. . I fancied I me! \ Good 1\ I exclaimed mentally, as I measured him with my eye. \ I shall hare but little work with this man! Ho will mako an excellent target,\ Ho was a small sized man; lean, shad­ owy and Jight, and sat upon his horse with all the ease, grace and self-possession of a practised and accomplished riderl But if his body, was small, his head was large, and it appeared' to mo at first sight as if his broad, high, flat forehead were widor than his shoulders. A decoration on his breast told mcLo was an officer. \It is lifo or death,\ I muttered, \ and one of us must fall. .1 cannot expect to sa- could distinguish the gtiiis of tho emperor from those of tho.enemy, and that each was accompanied with tho adjuration: \ Has­ ten ! oh, hasten, Grouchy, to the rescue— the crisis is at hand!\ The sweat came leaping from every pore iu large, cold beads, as, rising in my stir­ rups, 1 urged on my horse: \ Fly, Francois—fly—tho emperor is in danger—France hangs upon your speed I\ The trees, fences and houses lining either side of the road, appeared liko a moving panorama. My gallant bay did not run— he flew onward liko a .fleet winged courser; and yet I was far from satisfied. To my trembling impatience ho seemed to lag and crawl, tis if ho wantonly enjoyed his rider's distempered misery. Notwithstanding my best clforts, tLe Austrians were gaining on me rapidly. There was scarcely forty yards between us, and every moment biCught them closer on my heels. \1 am lost!\ 1 muttered. \I shall bo a corse ere 1 can reach the lines!\ I buried my rowels into Francoises flanks, and smote him with hand and rein to in­ crease his swiftness; but all in vain; he was already at the top of his • speed. I looked around. To my great joy,,I found that tho main body of tho troopers were no nearer than before. They wero no longer gaining on me! There was still a distance of about forty yards between us. Hope rose again within my breast. \Ohl\ I cried, \if Francois will but keep up this paco, I am safe!\ 1 woH .so cheered by this aspect of mat­ ters, that' I could not refrain from turning towards my pursuers and giving vent to a bre him, without halting; and that will not^ defiant shout. But I had scarcely done so I which made him quiver for & fow moments liko a leaf. Nothing, it appeared to-me, but a miracle, interposed between him and destruction. , Any other horse, under like circumstances, would, have had his legs bro­ ken, from his knees down to hisfetloc^s. The Austrians'uttered an exultant cry^ at tho incident, which now promised to rentier their.triumph secure. Conscious that every insfant was of incalculable value, I collect­ ed iny wits and jerked with despairing en­ ergy on tho rein, Francois drew up, bound­ ed forward, and then dashed ahead—slowly at first, anon fester, and finally) with\ the swiftness of an arrow. But the time lost by tho occurrence was not permitted to pass unimproved by tho Austrians. Spurring up their steeds, they bore down upon me like lightning.' There was at this moment be­ tween mb'and the two nearest horsemen, scarcely twenty yards! My heart was .in my throat. What hope was there now, bo- foro mo of escape ? ( \I am lost!\ I cried, with a lowgroan. In an instant, like images of light, every incident of my life passed vividly, before me. Long forgotten memories came rushing in and crowding up my brain, which felt as if it were about to burgt. Duties 1 had neg­ lected, sins 1 had committed, uprose before my mental vision with-a distinctness which made me recoil in terror. Although young, and comparatively blameless, according i to the world's judgment, I yet felt as jf I were a monster,'' What would be regarded, uiY- ; dor ordinary' 'circuriistan'Ceiji lis mere errors' of no moment, appeared to mo now dike frightful crimes I groaned-with ; remo,r$e and terror. ,1 prayed with an. agonizing it for time—tiuio for repentance. For body—for the death which I felt so near at hand—I cared n6t.- I knew that 1 had fortitude enough to sustain* uncom­ plainingly all tho physical sufferings which ooul(l bo heaped upon me. But to rush in­ to tho presence of my Makor \yitli\ an un­ prepared and unrepentant soul, startled-me with horror. Oh! for time—lime- to re- pont! Never before had tho fear or, thought of death appalled, me. J3ut now;—now 'despair, Ji£3' a black cloud, hung over'and terrified me. \Death!\ I cried, iu romorscful anguish \death t» frightful., I canuot^—dare not will not meet it!\ I endure years',' centuries, yen, ages of fiercest torture rather than leap into that appalling gulf, rather than bo forced with-a sin-stained soul into ,tho presence of an an­ gry God! Nt)—I could hot, 1 would not —I dared not die! Desperation seized me. I clutched my pistols fiercely, and deter­ mined to hold on to lifo at all hazards. 1 would not yield it up! I turned, and be­ held two horsemen, four or five yards in ad­ vance of their companions, and so hard up­ on my heels that they were already smiling in anticipation of triumph. \Back 1\ I cried, leveling my pistols, \ or your leader's fate is yours V' „ Tho sight of the dark tubes staggered them, and they rained up. But it ''was for an instantonly. ! The next, they were plung­ ing after mo with tho sumo ferocity as be­ fore. . / \ You are rushing on your fate 1\ I ox- claimed. \ iiewuro how you tempt a des­ perate man!\ They laughed derisively in reply! • Ta-' king a deliberate aim at the nearest,! fired. The trooper raised his hand-suddenly to bis; brow, uttered a low moan, and fell forward on tho neck of hisliorso;\a moment lator, his feet slipped from tho stirrups,' and ho dropped without agn or motion upon the; earth. Ho was dead. His comrades, ity stead of halting, is I expected, gave vent to a cry of vindictins rage, and continued tho pursuit ~ I was now witliin a hundred yards'of a wood at tho head of tho road,- .which branched oft' to tie ,right and,left;; tho for­ mer leading to Wavre, tho latter to some village whose niino I have forgotten. Tho Austrians spurrid up; but, their' horses', us w.ell as mine, began to 'paiit. The rough route, and tits severity of, tho run, wero having their elect upon them. As I pushsd on, a farmer's wife, leaning against a low garden fence, on cho wayside, threw up her hand warningly. But wheth­ er the motion was intended for me or for my pursuers, I could not surmise. The grazing of a sabre, however, an instant later, down ray left ami, caabled me to comprehend die meaning of the woman's friendly gesture. I glanced around. Ar Austrian, who had ridden up unknown to me, was stand­ ing in his stirrups, and in the act of giving me a. second. blow! Quick as • thought, I brought up my remainiug pistol, leveled it, and fired. Ere the echo of the discharge had died away, the trooper's steed wheeled and fled toward tho advancing party, with his rider dangling from tho stirrups. I spurred up, and twenty paces brought mo to tho head of the route. I turned oft* to tho left, closely followed by my pursuers.— But thoy had' scarcely rounded tho corner, when thoy uttered a yell of terror. The way was blocked up by a battalion of French soldiery. It wos Grouchy's advan­ ced line, guarding this most important of tho approaches to Waterloo: My horse dropped witli' exhaustion as I arrived under tho p.*otecting shelter of their guns. - Tho excitement and-terror 1' had under­ gone, and the suddenness with which I had formo.^Springing-fromm'yprostrat'o horse; :and staggering-towards! tho soldiers,!, threw up my, hands appeulingly,. , ,', , . w \Save me!\ I cried, and fell oblivious,'' of €very''th\ng around me, •-•-!• -** » , -* It'was manyhourscre~rreturned ! to con­ sciousness. When I did 'sofl found myself lying, on the,road,side. t The. pass was de- serted; jipt,a..sp|dicr,.was to.bo.seen. The shades of evening wero slowly gathering round. A mingled, sensation of thirsf,'liuu- ger,-and uneasiness oppressed' me.'\ I got up, and groped my waywitlr difficulty for I was stiff and «ore witli riding- to the A woman was standr Sho surveyed,lao first - -I '.1'-' -II J _''•„• an, ex ,( Wa- nearest. farm .house iug at the. gate.,, with'astoiiishmont, and'then with pression'of 'gentleness arid pity.- \ I'm'-pnrohedt' madam\\!\ lsuid, ter, for tho'loyoofihcavcn I\ ., ( .,: She.departed,,and returned presently with a large cup. I thanked Iter, nud slaked my lips with the reviving liquid. '\ Whdr'6 arc the troops ?\--I asked.- \ Wlmb troops,.monsiour V 3 \ Those that w.ere;horc, .to-day ?\ \They here tvvo hours,jigo,\ replied the woman, jeyeing mo suspiciously. \ ' , \ Two'lioufs ago'!\\ I'repca't'eu',''starting: \Not before'?\' ' 1 '' -y \ \No monsieur. 'Thoy did not .stir' till. word was brought of ,the.i;csiUt.of.tho bat­ tle. Thon thoy fled 'S\ '., - , •\ \ Fled 1\ I repeated, with a low groan.— \Pardon .me,' ih'n'da'ui—but \'did'\I' lioar' aright > You said'tliey'lledM\ \ Yes,- mopfieur-!\ been offic'ers'of the battalion set e\'limrii'6\'inypcrsoi> , 1 \yiren u Mtl 'V a 'Aiid \l dressed in the uniform' of an aid-do-clunp,- too! I pluiigedimy jfingcrsitremblingly in my bolt, Thopaper was still -there!, ... \Ohl fools-'-fools,!\ I groaned, bitterly. \ They might have looked for' it—why',' oh! why did they not?\ 1 \Monsieunis J disturbed!\ observed' the woman, kindly. , F: . M,,„,„ ( . , \Tell;me mntlapV,'' I said^ns-a horrible, suspicion of the truth' flashed ..across iri'e; \You said the}'ileiljoii, tIio'battlo^\-\.\'' ,; ' , ... *es, monsieur. - - - . ' • -..l * ,: \ Pardon me, madaniT-rl um,.aB,yqu i pcrr; ceivo, very nervousr: .how—how has the bat- tie gone?\ , _ n _ t u Tho' cniperbf'ha8\bGc'hroufbd r 1 ruined*; himself 1 a.-fiigitivO—his i army Blaiu;' and nil, they; say'; becausd ono-of his officers) an nid-, do-camp, I believe, treacherously. ,kop.t back an orclc? with which he had been despatch­ ed to Grouchy! I staggerod, as if T had been shot!' ;Ho.v. WxLUAM. li,. SEW-ARD.—.We, regard Mr.!Se.war,d'as, ultogethoc the most nble,{; boldjand. consistent ot'. Americau; statesmen \now living- He seeks to ^accomplish gopj - \ends through .government, and .is at tlio- snme^dirxe (whi. prudent, sagacious and po- ( iflitio aa'to.tlie .means-to be euiployjadr JIo- has,achieved the high honor of securing for, himself the fear and cordial hut red (because thoy fear) of all the venal, time-serving, and dough-faco politicians of ..tho age. . Ho-was the firm -. friend and confidential adviser,.of,that .truo patriot, Gcn..TayJor.-r-i-.. •Had rfthatfi.qld ;hero, who laughed to acorrf, ~ •ths .empty threats,/^ blave-holding violence, . whilo hujexprc-sspd fyis.jstrpngapnrehensious : of .thvjeficcti.of, ••.Texoif.Soiip!'—n«u h*j we- any, lived, we^houla .have escaped the uiTeets ~ of the whirlwind arid, flood which afterwards, s\\'epti,os'ur tho country, and resultod-injho.. election.,of, tQeii. Pierce. ., ; , ; , ,\\'e.ahould.havo Becured just such a \com­ promise\ with t.\\o slavery extensionials as wo have, never yet secured— ono which would; not encourago them to renew \agitation 1\-^' Thoy wpuld ihave,.been, qbligcd.to abandon thoir absurd position, or. aw/mow their high so«nding ibut,.empty..threats, ..Then there would havo,,been.^-«cc Xho Sputh, would have understood very, \' well that tho.North had no desire orintftm,-.\ ition to interfere with shivery in, the States , ,whcro it exists, and. equally well, .that there • was a \rixed : an,d m^altcrablo determination;; that slavery ahouluLnot be, extended by .the 'action of our,National Government, ... ,But liavhig gained, what they claimed in.., ,1850, or u*pnrt of what ,i,hey, claimed, audi* '»crushc^l.qii^\ as/they imagined, the feeling.;, which hits heretofore sfood as i\u obstacle in ; , |th«ir.-pj|th,,!t.hoy,now , tako courage to.,de- ninifd4hy .rcpeiii,of the, Missouri Compro; , Through all litis storm and whirlwind, to , which wo Jiavo alluded, Mr. Soward yielded as gracefully as possible to what could riot, bu withstood, ,and without surrendering a... singlo iota of hi's own opinions and.convic-: tions, quietly, and with consummate ,tact,,, placed liimsoJf'in a, .position to '.' bideihin,, tiincV', until the correctness of those opinions - t sho,uld be .dojno.nstrttted., . .., :: ,-. i Jliha-timii.Uae-fioioo, oven sooner than ho., co'uld-hj'vo imagined, and we. now find pa­ pers quoting; hjm ..with, approbation, that, , six.ii.nonthsjugo, spokQ;.6t;.him, ouly with, sconi.and;hatred, 'W; a \contemptible-agita­ tor !\ One of thejinost.marked .instances of.this is that.of, tho.N. Y,. Mirror—ono of- tho.,tnp3t;.zcal.ous\.Uuion\, papers, through-: ; out.tbo, last fipmpaign, aud .quite, marked in , its opposition \o, Mr. Seward.— Portland Advertiser. SUBSTANTIAL J USTICE.- T —Someyearssincoa system of courts.,was established .in Michigan, to fallen into friendly hand?, were too much! hands of a clerk. in tho words of thoir inventors, to bring justice homo to every man's door. In one county they elected a.certain Judge M.,,who made up in assumption and , decision what ho was destitute' ot ,in regard to knowledgd of law. \* The judge had one 1 expression un­ der which ho 'cloaked all his ignoranco and perplexities,! and that iwns,. Unit, \ ho - must decide accor,dhig tp tho^priijciples of, sub­ stantial justicp.\ On ono 'occasiou a cul-, I prit was uride'rgoihg^his'trial for 'putty lar­ ceny. The oft'onder wns'an'old one, and evory ono believed, him guilty, but, tho evi- dencocome up lamentably deficient Aftcj tho arguments wore closed the judgo arose to chargo thenuryif^'Ho-talkedvory pomp­ ously, around it.and^ibout it,and Jiad.deter- mined tp .have, thejfollo>v convicted,; [hut he'cotild not'fortify liis' chargo' by the fadt and the law! At last after floundering about for along time and vexed at the position.in.i which ho was. placed, lie,,closed iintho. ; fpl- fowing summary manner: \Gentlemen you must .never lose sight of substantial justice. This is tho , end of aft. fowl ThV\cyidc'tice may'be rather deficient'in\thi3'case; but, gentlemen,-you'ought, I think,, to keep in view the eternal principles ofsubstantial jus; tice. Gentlemen, I think, this muu ought to bo convicted. Hp is an infernal rascal anyhow—he. stole my wood all hist winter' anyhow—and I think yon' had- hotter bring him in guilty.\\ •• -ii t'<->--<,i I? it bo policy for a tradesman to run down tho goods and character of his com­ petitors, tho following may be considered an exception to tho gencrnl rule. \ What's tho price of that coat?\ inquired a countrymen tho other day of a merchant in this city. \That? Th6prico of this, sir, is eight dollars, and vory cheap at that price,\ an~ swored the merchant. .,( . .\I can'jt.^xactly^agree with. you,,, then,\ said tho customer;' kl f only pnid'six fpr {]{&' onolhavoon.\ *' !,! \ > ''\' \That maybe,\ replied tho merchant, w and I should consider that you wouldihavc been horribly-bittcu if you. had ,puid.,bnt half that sum ipr.it. I don't sell such goods as that. Why just loos at it!—it is miscr- . bio stuff, and iiie'rlily \basted together'lit that, and,the man, who sold it to.you knew it at tho time. ,Ho is n great cheat, who­ ever ho is, and deserves to bo'publicly' con­ demned.\ • ' '• >'-.... \That's just tho-opinion I've had of*,him ever since 1 made the purchase,\ said, the customer. \ I bought\ this coat of you sorho six months ago.\ Tho merchant was suddenly reminded of somo othor business > that needed his immor diato attention, and left,his customer in the DKATri OF rut; HoN'.'.'ioa.v DAVIS.—Wo.' cxperienced'a sti'ddeti shock,' oii receiving'! intelligence_6f thedeuth\Jof.'the / 'Ho'ii.'Jplin Davis,-of Worces'ter. No itiitifmatioil of his\ iirueWlii^dpfbvib.usly'roaclie^ us.' Ho, died I of hillious clioliisand his sickness must'have' been brief. Few mon in Massaclmsetts, riclt as that Coniniomvealth is in tak-nt and me­ rit, have been jinoro distinguished, and none more highly respected nud esteemed. Ho wns'bo'ni in Northbqro, JIiuss^ on the 13th of^rninujry, 178^ and graduated lit iYalo Qqllcge.in the year 181 ij.\ After a coureo pf legal reading, hp' removed to Worcester,\ commenced practice, and there \married it' daughter of tho 1,W. Dr. Bancroft. , In 1825 lie\ elected aItupresontativo iii Congress. frofn,'lljo'\yoicest'cf District, rind continued' to\Rc'r\'o''{hti people''in\ tliat capacity'until' 1830, when, ho was elected' Governor bf f Massachusetts; haying John Quincy Adams for one of 1 his oppPnents. Ho remained Governor until 1835, when 'he was elected to succeed tho lion. Nnthtinicl SilsTbcc in\ the Senato'or tlid UnitedS\tates. xiwro ho remained until Januaryj,i8-tV, : when he was' aguiu culled \tbassumo the duties of Chief. Magistrate.\ \ lla Remained., 'in this pfrico' tw'o.yearsj 'and w'astHen^ilporseded by Mar-' ciis Morton! The'\political troubles in this' State iu 1842 influenced tho elcelidn'of that' yearj'and cohfributcd not'n'littlo to'hisde- feut, Upon tho' death of tho npn. Isaac Ci 1 Bates, in' 1845^ lip was elected to succeced liirii n» oiio\ of the'Scnatdrs.'in tho'Congress, o'f 'the United Statesl'a'rid contiriucdin that' officii until tho' third r day of March',' L853.' ''Gu'v'erndf Davis'was more\ highly distin­ guished as.a politician and a statesman tlian' iw a'lawyer, tlipugh his attainment^ in that arduous arid laborious profession wbuldliavo' conferred a high reputation upon any man who Ttud not achiev^-d such great distinction in public life, lie was eminently fitted for a legislator. He at once took a high rank in SVashington and during his long servica in Congress exerted au influence equalcd^by few from this section of the Union. Upon the commerce of the country, whothcr for- eignor domestic his knowledge wes pro­ found, universal and exact; and the servico . winch lio n'tuleretl to Ks own State and tho' whole country in tins moot important de-;.' partine'nt of legislation, 1 .was inyalnublo.— Other mori' might have been more brilliahtj- and their speeches moro read, but nono sur-' passed John Davis in usefulness. * ; In jiriviito life, Gov. Davis was universally^ b'eloVed.; IIo' was tiiicomraonly happy iri his don'iesUc\ relations, and his ! whole life], may bo pronounced fortunate. His oxrirri- pfo 'is'a rich'-legiicy' not otify'to his\ fmiiily, btit.to tlioyoutli'pf theJaii^'^jlUi'n'frra'or'ft early advantages than'aro^vlthiri tho'\Vcach of ne7»riy'alrtli'o>c5j»'of Ke'\y-England,'Ko has \won \for 'Jihaablf a re^ututlony whicK ought to satisfy thV c'raviugs of'tho most ambitious.— Prov.' Tour^ApAl 20^'' '\ ^\THE tovrn agency of' Rutlnnd t 'Vt^ so\&^ $3,000' worth-of Liquor Mil ten inontiiis= all for ''medicine.\ 'What an-unhealthy* place! • : •• • ' *

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