Vise have Ven barren and tin fertile. The ad
miration of the goo inessand the power of tlie
Deity would also lie greatly hightened and they
would lie much better enabled to feel the poe
try and truth of that uncommonly happy sen
timent of Watts—
“ Strange that a harp of a thousand strings
Should keep in tune so long-”
T Varrcnton } Georgia.
o'jT't' t(M a m jpos®.
ornrr under TttE central hotel, third door arove
THE POST-OFFICE, AND IN THE REAR OF (ADJOINING)
THE MAfCON LYCEUM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY’S READING
Saturday XVEoming’, December 2, 5.337.
&y~ A happy good day to ye ! Our long absence,
we hope, has not caused us to ho forgotten by our
friends ; no, we are sure of it. Wc fancy our paper
w;!l be greeted with a welcome and approving smile by
most, if not all. So, then, here is, Devotion to our
friends, forbearance with our enemies, and respect <or
OCT We tefer our city and country friends to our
Card, on the fourth page of this day’s paper, where it
will be seen we are prepared to execute JOB PRINT
ING in a very superior style, at the shortest notice, and
at reasonable prices. Will you give us a Job ?
We return our thanks to our "Exchange”
friends for the generous continuation of their respective
papers, during our temporary suspension; and promise
them that if ever they are compelled to suspend for sim
i.ar causes, (want ol lype or Taper,) we shall recipro
cate their kindness.
During the lapse of time that has intervened smcc
the last appearance of our paper, our thoughts and at
teu'ion have been dntwn toward the political and mo
netary affairs of the country; more than we have been
accustomed to, from the fact, that wo believe an cvent
fid crisis is at hand, fraught with mighty interest, which
wall yet he a distinguishing era in the history of a
The connection between the Banks and the Govern
ment is a very important question, and demands the
clnee and minute attention of every citizen. It is a
subject 'hat should be brought before every reader, for
his candid and impartial examination. The conscious
ness of which fact, has led us to adopt the course that
we have, and that is to open our columns to investiga
tion of this important subject, which calls for the atten
tion of all who feel an interest in their country’s well
fare. A c for ourself, we must hog leave, for yet a-while,
to suspend our opinion—as we are not yet thoroughly
satisfied what is best in regard to the aforesaid connex
ion. Wc are not want to come to conclusions too soon,
especially on matters which invole so much interest.—
Patient deliberation, and a determined purpose, we
hope will ever characterise our Editorial career ; and
hen matters of grave and weighty importance arise
before the people for their judgement, *we expect not to
he oo hasty or premature in our determinations, lest in
c ong, we involve not only ourselves, but others, in a
Rut, our columns arc open to any articles on this
subject which we think will tend to throw a light upon
it, or benefit the public mind. It is important that the
peon l *' he well instructed in these measures ; yet we
woijM have it done in a manner, plain and easy. If
any should differ from us in opinion we do not wish to
assail them with onprobius epithets, simply because of
the difference. We hold mankind in higher respect
than thus to rail against ♦hem, of whatsoever party, or
opm on, they may be. We shall, at all time®, endeavor
to prrsue the course that honor and justice dictate with
regard to part’es and opinions ; holding, that, the opin
ions of anv man, to say the least, arc entitled to consid*
ation, and esnec'allv those In whom are reposed the
h ,rr h trust of making and di=nens ; ng the laws, and who
have made such subjects the business of their lives.
The Texas question, another subject of importance,
wll prohablv, soon he brought before the people for
thetr decision. It is one, however, upon which there
can he hut one sentiment at the South, as it is in a great
degree connected with another of die most vi f al imnor
tanee, viz : the Abolition of Slavery ; which a fanati
ea; zeal, worthy of a much better cause, is endeavoring
to bring about at the North. We look with much anx
iety to the approaching *e«ion ofCongress, when these
suhiects are to he brought forward.
r An undnf> advantage has alreadv been taken hv the
Northern Abolitionist to prevent this annexation to the
T iuon, hv orienting numberless petitions to Conm-ess
prematurely, even before the time come fir action,
or that ‘here was a certainty that it ever would. While
the South is calmly waiting for ff, P proper time for ac
tion noon th : « matter, these Northern fanatics are in-
S! houslv antic’pating a movement in that countin' to
war Is a connexion this, thereby hoping to offend
t e nroucl chivalrv of Texas’ noh'e sons, wounding them
m their most tender part, hv reiectingtheir offers to be
come one in a mighty and glorious Republic. Shame,
upon the narrow, ungenerous spirit that thus can offend
ai! prick to the heart’s-core, citizens of a country
fl at e up almost entirely of our own. A country to
u h our brothers, our friends have gone to shed their
00 ' 1 Liberty’s cause, and rescue it from religious
intolerance and Priestcraft; under which circumstan*
ces, whose affinity to us would hare been dangerous to
our own free and tolerant institutions. A country,
which can, and would make one of the brightest gems i
that slitter through the folds of the ** Star Spangled
Banner/’ Mr. Calhoun, we understand, is to bring this
question before the House, at the ensuing session, in a
manner of most absorbing interest to the South, and
the country at large. We shall see.
We shall not fail to give a free and frank expression
of our opinions, with regard to men and measures, when
jit shall be necessary or proper to do so. iVe make no
! pledges further than fhis.
OCT It will be noticed that there is ap. alteration in our
head, which was done for convenience sake. We shall
I aspire at all times, however, to make ours a useful paper.
The “ Daily (New-Orleans) Picayune” has come
out in anew and improved dress. It is somewhat en
' larged, and has anew head. It is one of the foremost
papers in the South for wit, variety and novelty. Three
things which are all the rage now-a-days.
The Southern Telescope, of Greensborough, (N. C.)
lias changed its name to that of the “ Carolina Demo
crat,” and is now conducted by Clancy & Evans.
i£r A disturbance occurred in Montreal, on the Gth
ultimo, between the Democratic and British parties,
which resulted in the destruction of the office of the
“ Vindicator,” a Democratic paper. The British were
assisted by an armed force. The country seems on the
point oi revolution. There is too much of a Yankee
spirit among the Canadians, to much longer acknowl
edge allegiance to the mother country.
A letter to ihe New-A ork Express, dated at Montre
al, November 13, which came to hand yesterday, has
the following postcript:
I*. S. We are really in a frightful state—as
near anarchy as you can well conceive. I have
often told you lam in no hurry tor a revolt,
but in the present state of the country I am
sometimes afraid it. cannot lie prevented. At
any rate the Province is lost to Great Britain.
She can never again control it except by the
hand of force, and therefore her rulers had bet
,(M *oiio\v i« a Ik> ton late, the advice at the
end of L. M. N.’s 10th letter.
frCT" The Rev. E. P. Lovejov, in Alton, (Illinois,) has
been killed in a vain attempt to establish an Abolition
Press in that place ; if. was his third attempt, and con
trary to the wishes of the citizens. This is a strange
fanaticim that thus leads men on to tlieir own certain
destruction. While we regret that this, or any individ
ual should lose his lire, in such an unlawful manner,
and by violent men—contrary to our constitution, laws,
and the principles of justice—we cannot but be pleased
at the determined opposition manifested in that State,
against the doctrine of the Abolitionists, which if car
ried out, must end in civil war and bloodshed.
Illumination for the Poor, the Widow ami the
“ There is more in knowing how to dispose of a victo
ry, than to gain it.”—This is an old but true maxim ;
and nothing can give us greater pleasure than the dis
position that the Whigs in New-York are making of
theirs, upon the suggestion of the matchless .Tack Down
ing. The spoils of the victor arc given to the poor and
needy, to illuminate the dwellings of distress and pover
*y. Let but the Whigs in New-York carry out the no
ble and praiseworthy suggestion, and they will call down
blessings not only upon themselves, but upon the projec
tor of the scheme. The Major’s pen has done more to
warm, not only the hearts of thousands at a distance, but
the bodies of thousands at home ; than his axe could do,
to be wielded through a long life’s service, in chopping
wood to make fire for the poor.
There is too much gun firing, however, it is not in ac
cordance with the noble spirited Jack. More powder
will be wasted than at the taking of Cornwallis, or the
battle of Bunker Hill.
General Clinch and Governor Call.
Tt is with pain and regret that we notice, in the col
umns of the Savannah Georgian, the defence, that the
former of these officers has found it necessary to make,
of his character as a brave man, and of his conduct in
relation to the Florida war; and especially the "battle of
the Withlacoochy. We had thought, and still do think
that no mark of stain could ever attach itself to his fair
name. We have ourself been a witness of his coolness
ami bra\erv, when Indian bullets were living unenvia
bl v thick around the advance guard of the column he
commanded. His very look inspired courage, and his
\\ ords and action soon sent his command pell-mell into
the hammock, from whence a dangerous and well direc
ted lire poceeded from the Indians. But there are thou
sands that can bear testimony to the same, and more,
were it necessary. We have not seen the charges pre
fered by Governor Call, nor can we devine the object
contemplated in the defamation of one of the most dis
tinguished, and deservedly the most popular officer, who
had die mi fortune of a command in Florida.
A hill has been introduced in our Senate, providing
, for a convention to reduce the number of members of
die General Assembly of this State.
Governor Gilmer has vetoed the Resolution directing
him to draw on the contingent fund, for thirty thousand!
dollars, to defray the expenses of General Nelson’s j
TTic Rill to establish a Supreme Court for the correc
tion oi Errors has passed the Senate by a vote of 44
to 32. Also, a Bill to authorize Limited Partnership,
which passed the Senate by a vote of seven.
There are 4,121 inhabitants in Columbus, according
to the census taken in October last.
Governor Mason, (V. B.) is re-elected Governor of
Edward Everett, (Whig,) is elected Governor of Mas
The usual Meteoric shower, expected on the 13di ul
timo, was discoverable in some parts of the country. —
Iho bright moon-light prevented its being easily and
“ Fmest Maltravers,” by F. L. Htriwer.
We have found this work to be deserving the high rep
utation that the papers have generally given it. Below
will be found a Chapter, which speaks eloquently ofiove
and music—two things which excise more of interest, in
the way of sentiment, than any other—especially with
our fair friends. This fine eloquence, love, music, and
sentiment is broken up by the appearance of a newspa
per,—a Newspaper ? say you in usthonishment: yes, a
newspaper—(see how important newspapers are)—hey
j burst in upon these transitory dreams and present real
[life, in all its changes, variations, alterations and tluctua
! tions. To understand which well, will he worth more
than all the lairy dreams, that the bright, poetic imagina
j tion of the greatest sentimentalist could ever conjure up.
But read and judge for yourself:
u Some clouds sweep on as vultures for their prey,
No azure more shall robe the firmament,
Nor spangled stars be glorious.”
Byron — Heaven, and Earth.
It was a lovely evening in April; the wea
ther was unusually mild and serene for that
time of year in the northern district of our isle,
and the bright drops of a recent shower spar
kled upon tiie buds of the lilacti and laburnum
that clustered round tne cottage of Maltravers.
The little fountain that played in the centre of
a circular basin, on whose clear surface the
broad-leaved water lilly cast its fairy shadow,
added to the fresh green of the lawn—
“ And softe as velvet, the yonge grass,”
on which the rare and early flowers were clo
sing their heavy lids. Tnat twilight shower
had given a racy and vigorous sweetness to tae
air, which stole over many a bank of violets,
and slightly stirred tiie golden ringlets of Alice,
as she sat by the side ot’ ner entranced and si
lent lover. Tncy were seated on/i rustic bench
just without the cottage, and the open windows
behind them admitted that view of the happy
room, with its litter of books and musical instru
ments —eloquent of the Poetry of Home.
Maltravers was silent, for his flexile and ex
citable f nicy was conjuring up a thousand
shapes along that transparent air or upon tiiose
shadowy violet banks. He was not thinking,
ne was imagining. His genius reposed dream
ily upon the calm but exquisite sense of his hap
piness, Alice was not absolutely in his thoughts
but unconsciously she colon, ed them all—if
she had left his side, the whole charm would
have teen broken. But Alice, who was not a
poet or a genius, was thinking, and thinking
; only of Maltravers. His image was “ the bro
ken mirror,” multiplied in a thousand faithful
fragments over everything fair and soft in that
.lovely microcosm before him. But they were
both alike in one thing—they were not with the
future, they were sensible of the present; the
sense of the actual life, the enjoyment of the
breathing time, was strong within them. Such
is the privilege of the extremes of our existence
—youth and age. Middle life is never with
to-day, its home is in to-morrow ; anxious, and
and scheming, and desiring, and wishing this
plot ripened, and that hope fulfilled, while eve
ry wave of the forgotten Time brings it near
and nearer the end of all things. Half our life
is consumed in longing to be nearer death.
“Alice,” said Maltravers, waking at last
from his revery, and drawing that light, child
like form nearer to him, “ you enjoy this hour
as much as I do.”
“ Oh, much more !”
“ More! and why so ?”
“ Becauso I am thinking of you, and perhaps
you are not thinking of yourself.”
Malt ravers smiled and stroked those beauti
ful ringlets, and kissed that smooth innocent
fore; lead, and Alice nestled herself in his breast.
“ Mow young you look bv this light, Alice !”
said he, tenderly looking down.
“ Would you love me less if I were old ?”
“ I suppose I should never have loved you
in ihe same way if you had been old when I
first saw you.”
“ \ct I am sure I should have felt the same
for you if you had been—oh ! ever so old !” !
“ What, with wrinkled cheeks, and palsied
head, and a brown wig, and no teeth, like Mr.
“ Oh, but you could never be like that 1—
you would always look young—your iieart
would be always in your face. That dear
smile—ah, you would be beautiful to the last!”
“ But Simcox, though not lovely now, has
been, I dare say, handsomer than I am, Alice,
and I shall be contented to look as well when
1 am as old.”
“ I should never know you were old, because
1 can see you just as l please. Sometimes,
when you are thoughtful, your brows meet, and
you look so stern that I tremble ; but then I
I Think of you when you last smiled, and look up
| again, and though you are frowning still, you
seem to smile. lam sure you are different to
| ottier eyes than to mine ; and time must kill
me before, in my sight, it could alter yon.”
“ Sweet Alice, }ou talk eloquently, for you
“My heart talks to you. All! I wish it could
say all it felt. I wish i could make poetry like
you, or that wools were music—l would never ‘
speak to you in anything else. I was so de
lighted to learn music, because when I played
l seemed to be talking to you. lam sure who.
ever invented music did it because lie loved
dearly and wanted to say' so. I said ‘ he, but
I thmk it was a woman. Was it not ?”
j “ Tne Greeks 1 told you about, and whose
life was music, thought it was a god.”
“ Ah, but you say the Greeks made love a
god. Were they wicked for it ?”
“ Our own God above is love,” said Ernest,
seriously, “as our own poets teve said and
, sung. But it is a iove oi another nature—Di.
vine, not human. Come, we will go within,
tiie aii’ grows cold for you,”
T.-ey entered, his arm round her waist.—
The l oom sm.led upon them its quiet welcome ;
and Alice, whose heart had not half vented its
j fullness, sat down to the instrument still to
I “ talk love” in her own way.
But it was Saturday evening. Now every
Saturday Maltravers received from the neigh,
boruig town the provincial newspaper —it was
ins only medium of communication with the
great world. But it was not for that commu.
mention that he always seized it with avidity,
and fed on it with interest. The county in
Widen his father resided bordered the shire in
which Ernest .sojourned, and the paper inclu.
e.ed tne news of that familiar district in itscom
pre ensive columns. It therefore satisfied Er.
nest’s conscience, and soothed his filial anxie
ty's to read, from time to time, that “Mr.Mai.
I travers was entertaining a distinguished party
of friends at his noble mansion of Lisle Court
or that “ Mr. Maltravers’s foxhounds had met
on such a day at something copse or that
j“ Mr. Maltravers, with his usual munificence,
j had subscrited twenty guineas to the new
I county jail.” And as now Maltravers saw
i the expected paper laid beside tiie hissing urn,
jhc seized it eagerly, tore the envelope, and has.
tened Lo the well-known corner apj>roprinted
to the paternal district- The very first w ords
that struck his eyes were these :
“ Alarming illness of Mr. Maltravers.
“We regret to state tiiat this exemplary and
distinguished gentleman was suddenly seized
on Wednesday night with a severe spasmodic
:affection. Dr. was immediately sent
for. who pronounced it to be gout in the sto.
macii—the first medical assistance from Lon.
don has been summoned.
j “ Postcript.—Wc have just learned, in an.
jswerto our inquiries at Lisle Court, that the
; respected owner is considerably worse : but
'.slight hopes are entertained of his recovery.—
j Captain Maltravers, his eldest son and heir, is
tit Lisle Court. An express has been despatch,
ed in search of Mr. Ernest Maltravers (Mr.
M.’s only other surviving child ) who, involved
by his high English spirit in some dispute with
the authorities of a despotic government, had
(Suddenly disappeared from Gottingen, where
where his extraordinary talents had highly dis
tinguished him. He is supposed to be staying
J The paper dropped on the floor. Ernest
threw himself back on the chair, and covered
his face with his hands.
Alice was beside him in a moment. Mo
looked up, and caught her wistful and terrified
gaze. “Oh, Alice!” he cried, bitterly, and
almost pushing her away, “ what remorse have
you not occasioned meT en. springing on
his feet, he hurried from the room.
Presently the whole house was in a commo
tion. Tie gardener, vv. o was always in the
house about simnc-time flew to the town for
post-horses. The old woman wis in despair
about t e laundress, for her first and only tho*t
was for “ master’s shirts.” Erno-t locked
himself in his room. Ace' poor Alee!
In little more than twenty minutes the chaise
was at the door : and Ernest, pr.!e as death,
came ato the room vvhe e he h id left Ah e.
S ie was seated o.i ts-e floor, and the fatal
paper was o;: ner lap. She had bee: er/ea
voring, in vain, to learn what hud so sensibly