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General Washington, the very evening after she had been finished by the minister.
Not to be tedious in recounting all the influences which were brought to bear in effecting the proposed match, let it suffice that in the end, the parents succeeded in their determination of making their daughter happy. The parties were married in due form; Lucy cried at the wedding, and was laughed at, as she deserved, by her old companions. The minister performed the ceremony with great unction, and yielded to the merriment which followed it, quite like an ordinary old gentleman.
Everybody was happy, because they had all done right. The fathers and mothers had settled their children comfortably in life; the minister had promoted an honorable union between two estimable members of his flock; even Lucy felt that she had done all her duty.
But there was a mildew upon her heart, and the flower that promised fruit so fair was blighted and withered. Week after week, month after month, she grew pale and old. Brown went on arguing and setting to rest all the vexed questions that disturb the world's repose. He perceived no wear in his wife; he saw none of her secret tears. She was very subject to headache and various nervous illnesses, for all which he recommended exercise.
It was near the latter end of summer. They lived in a-cottage house, half a mile further over the slope of the hill than Lucy's former home, at the end of what is now a fine, street of well built residences. Every afternoon, to conform to Brown's wishes, who liked system, she was accustomed to walk for her health. She generally took the way that led over to her old garden, and would there sit at times, and watch the sunset, as of old.
She was thus seated one evening in the early part of September, when she felt a light touch upon her shoulder. She started to perceive a tall man standing by her side.
The next instant her lifeless form was borne into her father's house by Martin Kennedy. The shock of his sudden ap
pearance had been too great for her enfeebled nerves. She recovered from on* fainting fit only to fall into another, and soon grew so ill that her alarmed mother sent at once for their physician. Brow» came in while Kennedy stayed m the parlor, and the latter soon perceived that hii long-loved Lucy was the wife of another.
He rose and went forth without savins a word. From that time the elastic temper that had carried him through so many trials, was crushed within him.
For a long time he did not know »h» pains had been taken to conquer Lnev"? love for him. But after her decease, whifb took place within a week of the succeedm; morning, when she lay there in her father'? house, a dying, childless mother, he begsc to revolve in his mind what might ha« been her possible history.
As years went by, more and more can» to the light. Lucy's mother, in some <••»versation, when the minister sought too* sole her in her affliction, confided to hir the truth respecting the intercepted letter He communicated it to his wife, and th» it gradually came abroad. The wreteree father and mother went down to th-^ graves and were forgotten ; Brown becami heir to the old man's propertv and vatried again. He is now the father of a uniily.
Kennedy passed from youth to age, » wearied. stricken man. The impulse whrt in him supplied the place of ambition w» gone. He was equal to no new enterprise The life of an editor disgusted him: ?» loved to live by the shore of the se* .»=£ breathe his native air. Gradually be dw died into the situation in which I i«*at him at my uncle's, at the time when he related the story of Alison. He was lrr*i and respected for his character and Sec ing, but it was thought a pity he had * little energy.
His history will account for his pints susceptibility in matters of the aoecam. and may render it plausible, noiwitbea»i ing his firm belief, that what he t<»i *» 5» poor Ellen's ghost was only an via- « ■' his own distempered susses. G W. P
The close of a long and laborious session f the British Parliament, has been succeeded y * complete stagnation in political affairs. he Court is rusticating in Scotland, and the linisters and legislators, taking advantage of le season, have retired into various parts ol le country to recruit. Some Chartist trials ive ended in the conviction of the accused, nd other cases are still under investigation; it that body, partaking of the general languor, ipear to have ceased from all active exertion. The death of Lord George Bentinck, at the re of 46, lifts created a great public sensajn. He was a man of remarkable energy id determination of character, which, until c last three years, had been principally dieted to field sports. lie entered Parliament the year 1828 on conservative principles, A was one of Sir Robert Peel's silent support?, taking little active part in polities, but voting himself with ardor to the turf and the aso. The events of 1846 gave the energies his mind a different turn, and from that ped his attention was almost exclusively devol to politics. The free trade doctrines then >ught forward by Sir Robert Peel, converted former supporter into his most bitter oppolt, and viewing the conduct of the Premier an apostacy from his former principles, his >osition was personal as well as bitter. He once assumed, in the House of Commons, leadership of that portion of the conserva•s who adhere to the high Tory principles, astonished his friends, as well as the pubby his aptitude for debate, and great politknowledge. From his previous life he > unacquainted with many of the details essary to be mastered by one who should bis skill in debate with his able opponent; nothing daunted, he set about their accinent with a vigor and determination, truharacteristic. He was known to be closwith reports and official documents for ten twelve hours previous to a debate; and to great change in his habits is attributed his len death. In entering what may be callis political career, he still retained his love tbe field, and is reputed to have been a ler of a very large sum at the Doncaster 28 which took place a few days before his ase. He was found dead on the 21st Sept. spasm of the heart, in a field near WeiAbbey, Nottinghamshire, the seat of his rr. the Duke of Portland.
A new society h-.is been formed in Dublin, with Lord William Fitzgerild, brother of the Duke of Leinster, at its head, having for its object to procure an arrangement by which the Imperial Parliament shall hold its sittings in Dublin during such convenient portions of each year, as may be sufficient for the transaction of business more particularly relating to Irish affairs. This project is creating some little excitement in political circles.
On the 6th Sept. intelligence of a disposition to renew the recent disturbances, was received in Dublin. The peasantry of Tipperary, in a body of about 4,000, had encamped on Aubrey Hill, many being armed with pikes and rifles. while the hills around Carrick swarmed with armed men, levying contributions on the neighboring farmers, and forcing others to join the movement. The police stationed in small divisions in the neighborhood were compelled to leave their posts and seek refuge in the towns, and a military force was found necessary to quell the rising. No great alarm appears to have been felt in the towns, as the success of repressive measures on previous occasions had imparted to the inhabitants :i feeling of confidence, warranted by the result. Troops were immediately dispatched to the scene of the disturbance, and soon succeeded in breaking up the organized bands, and forcing the insurgents to return to their homes. Some arrests were made, and tho country became again tranquil. The disturbance appears to have been of an agrarian and not of a political character.
The Special Commission for the trial of O'Brien, Meagher, and several others, accused of high treason, was opened at Clonmel on the 21st Sept., by Ixird chief justice Blackburne of the Queen's Bench, chief justice Doherty of the Common Pleas, and justice Moore. After a charge from the foreman, the Grand Jury returned true bills against O'Brien, and four others, and on the following day true bills were found against six other persons, but Meagher's name does not appear in either list, bach of tho prisoners having had a copy of tho indictment delivered to him. they were informed by the Court that five days were allowed them for pleading.
France still continues the great object of European interest. The Assembly has repealed the decree of the provisional government, abolishing arrest for debt: and it has been dacided by a Committee, that in trials by jury the verdict shall be given by a majority, and that unanimity shall not be required.
On the 2nd of September there was an animated discussion on a proposition demanding that the state of siege should be raised, pending the discussions on the Constitution ; the object being, apparently, to get rid of the shackles in which the Parisian press is bound. Ijedru-Rollin declared the debate on the Constitution could not proceed during the state of siege. General Cavaignac, on the other hand, declared his beliefof its necessity, but thatheand his colleagues left the matter entirely in the hands of the Assembly, and were content to conduct the government without it, but relieved from the responsibility of any consequences which might ensile, if the assembly, with the state of Paris before its eyes, should differ from him in opinion; ami he insisted that the power over the press was indispensable to the maintenance of order. His views were sustained by the Assembly on division, by 529 votes against 140.
General Cavaignac thereupon took an opportunity of declaring the principles on which lie had acted, and would continue to act, in suspending the journals. He would instantly suspend any journal which should call in question the Republican principle. All discussion in the press relative to the advantages of a Republic and a constitutional monarchy was forbidden under pain of suppression, but otherwise, discussion was free! The sense of security felt under martial law, appears to have influenced many of the Representatives in giving their votes.
From official returns, it appears that the decree issued by the Provisional Government on the 16th March last, imposing an addition of 45 per cent, in the assessed taxes, was expected to have produced 191,728,445 fr., but the amount yet realized has only reached 96,231,777 fr., leaving the balance to be collected. The French army, actually on foot, amounts, aceording to the declaration of General Lamoriciere, the minister of war, to 548,000 men. The estimated expense of the war department for the year, is 425,233.224 fr. Portions of the army have been engaged in quelling insurrectionary disturbances caused by attempts to collect the 45 per cent, tax, which is resisted in many departments, particularly in the South. In the department of l'Herault, troops have been called out to expel a number of laborers who entered on the lands of some wealthy proprietors, with the intention of appropriating them to their own use. Several journalists have been fined and imprisoned, for publishing their papers without having given the requirea security, and for disobeying other laws relative to the press. The number of unemployed operatives in different parts of France, is a subject of great uneasiness. In Lyons, a club of Mon
tagnards has been established, which Brepr larly attended three times a week by aboe two thousand operatives, and at Lille, nanies have paraded the town demanding work.
The election of three members of the \umi Assembly, for the department of the Sea which took place on the 20th Septerrier. Jj. the cause of considerable previous rifiteca. The friends of Louis Bonaparte, wbodecka his determination to serve if elected, weresjouous in their exertions for hi* success It:. was said the government was determined. sSe by an exclusion law or an alteration of IW part of the Constitution which relates to * election of President of the Republic, to ;i» vent the possibility of the prince armings that station. The clubs of the " Red R*j* lie " were also on the alert, and pot form the notorious Communists, Cabet. Ra*psi; I'~ Thore\ as their candidates. On the renra being made known, the three folloiving wo declared elected:—Louis Bonaparte, 111.1H votes; Fould, (moderate,) 78.518 -.and Rix. 66,815; Cabet and Thore stoxl next OB* list. Louis Bonaparte likewise beaded tl»? at the elections in Moselle. Yonne and Cm-^ Inlferieure, and his name appears in tbeb*« several other electoral districts. In sow pfc ces only one half or one third of the efccai deposited their votes.
Louis Bonaparte arrived privately a a French capital on the 23d September, ue: impediment was offered to his taking ha Ml in the Assembly; but all necessary mibtin measures had been taken by General Caraif nac to suppress, on the inst-ant. anydfr* stration which might be made; and it w event of any disturbance, the Prince ind as relatives were to have been immediate'; "'• under arrest. All, however, pissed offqui^h and his first effort in the Assembly wvi speech expressing his deep and sincere afittion for the Republic. Rasnail issued aa ti dress, stating that he awaited the moment*"' recognition of his election as a member u "> Assembly, to leave his dungeon; but in tteV was disappointed, for immediately on i'-s b-f? officially made known, leave was demit* from that body to prosecute him for his pn: the outbreak of May 15th, which was pranft-! granted.
On the 24th September, Ledra-Rolliii **'• ered an inflammatory speech at a public e> ner, in which he declared the Republic m ■ in a weakly condition; recommended social*^ and declared that nothing had been done fc ■*•' people since February, and that the t»»* was want of money. He then asked bow us old Republicans obtained money? By n&i the emigrant aristocracy, and issuin? ««?■ nats, he replied; and these, he hinted. ««£ be proper remedies at the present time ^ was also clamorous about what he termed "trabandonment of Italy."
The military commission under General ?rtrand, charged with the examination and issification of the insurgents of June, have nr liuled their labors, after sitting eight hours i each day, for two months, without exceptg Sundays or holidays. They had to decide e cases of 10,838 individuals ; of these, 6,276 ve> been set at liberty; 4,346 condemned to msportation, and 255 sent before courts maril. Two thousand seven hundred of the conmned have already been sent away, and the st are in the forts waiting to be forwarded to eir destination.
The National Assembly is daily engaged in scussing the details of the Constitution, which ill not be completed for a considerable time. be special committee appointed on the subct of the indemnity to be paid to the French doDi'sts in consequence of the abolition of slairy, have fixed the amount at 120,000,000 fr., Io thirds to be paid in cash, and the remainder government stocks. Their decision is warmopposed by the Minister of Finance on beiH of the government, who had previously ated the ajnount of indemnity at 90,000,000 fr. credit of a million of francs has been granted ir the relief of necessitous citizens of Paris, !id a like sum for the use of the charitable initutions throughout France, together with a "edit of fifty millions for establishing agricultuil colonies in Algeria.
An armistice has been established between le Austrian^ and Piedmontese, for the purpose f putting an end to the war in Lombardy, irough the mediation of the French and Engsh governments, but both parties are increasing eir military resources in case of failure of the egotiations.
Affairs at Rome are in a very unsettled state, 'he Pope is in great political embarrassment, 'ith an empty treasury, and without means to apply its wants. In Bologna energetic movelents were necessary for the suppression of sdition; Cardinal Amato had issued an edict >rb;Jding the carrying arms, and fears were ntertained lest he should be overawed by the lilitary malcontents lately disbanded by the ovemment.
The war in Schleswig-Holstein is suspended y an armistice of seven months. The Belgi
an workmen who left Paris after the French Revolution in February, for the purpose of revolutionizing their native country, have been tried, and seventeen men are condemned to death.
Disturbances have taken place at Frankfort in consequence of the national Constituent Assembly having rescinded a vote previously passed respecting the armistice with Denmark, and which would have led to a continuance of the war. The Radical representatives addressed inflammatory speeches to the mob, who then attacked the hotel in which the rest of the members were in the habit of meeting. The military were called out, and some lives lost. The Archduke John has issued a proclamation denouncing the outbreak, which he says was made by a party whose object is to involve the country in civil war. An insurrectionary outbreak has occurred at Baden, to quell which a military force has been dispatched. The movement is headed by Heinzen and Struve, the latter having gone into Baden in consequenceof apolitical prosecution pending against him. They were said to have a force of 3000, composed of German, French, Italian and other refugees. The public monies were plundered, and the authorities put in prison. Struve has published an address calling on the Germans to arm and resist the reaction at Frankfort.
The state of Prussia is unsettled. A change of ministry has taken place. Radical assemblies were meeting in various parts of the kingdom, and it appeared as if that body were preparing for some great attempt. Ten thousand met at Breslau, where they were addressed in the most exciting language. Riots also occurred at Cologne in consequence of the arrest of some persons accused of conspiracy, who were liberated from the hands of the police by the mob. The ferment was increased at Berlin by a report of the King's intended flight to K6nigsburg. The difficulties in Hungary still continue. On the 18th a deputation from there arrived at Vienna, charged with a mission, not for the Emperor, but for the people—that is, the National Assembly. It was decided by the Assembly that the deputation could not be received, but that the demands should be taken into consideration.
The Architect, a series of Original Designs, for domestic an! ornamental Cottages and Villas, connected with Landscape Gardening, adapted to the United States. Illustrated by drawings of ground plots, planes, perspectives, views, elevations, sections anddetails. Vol. I., quarto. By William. H. Ranlett, Architect. New York: Dewitt & Davenport, Tribune Build
This clegint and valuable work, of great use to such as are building country seats, or laying out grounds in the country, and also to landscape artists and builders, continues to be published in numbers, each containing beautiful lithographic drawings of villas, cottages, and gardens, with ground plans of each for the use of builders, and for those persons of taste who wish to plan an elegant and convenient country house or cottage. The work must also be of value to carpenters in the country, many of them being their own designers and architects. Mr. Ranlett's work will much assist them. We have examined it, and read portions of the text appended to the drawings, with great interest. It is full of important matter to be known bv all builders and planners.
The Past, the Present, and the Future. By II. C. Carey, author of* Principles of Political Economy," &c. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart. 1848.
From the title only of this work no reasonable conjecture could be given of its scope and contents, a defect by which the small attention it has attracted may perhaps be in part accounted for. It is an investigation and exposition of the true sources of national and private wealth—of that economy and polity which should bo used to make both individuals and nations rich and powerful. The facts which I4* author uses to establish his views, are the great facts of history, knosvn to every sensible reider. The inferences are those of common sense, and require only a cool head, free of theory and mysticism, to understand them to their entire consequences.
The author is not what is usually styled a "protectionist;" he does not advocate a protective policy as good in itself or in the abstract; he says very little about the effects of „ high
wages," or the protection of American kta against foreign operations; buthe§bw*» the farmer cannot become wealthy nnal k s» the manufacturer within reach, and that so* from being rivals or enemies, trie fannert» handicraftsman are natural allies and brtte" and cannot prosper apart. How. and b? ** induction, this is demonstrated, with what e» vincing proofs, not of mathematics, bat:' logic of common sense and of phikwjjfcr.* which every farmer and miner raw &*•"■-** where his true interest lies, not in tit * production of a surplus of bread rtnfe, to L-* the price of his labor ruinously lo». * ^ nothing can help him but a famine1 in Es* but rather by the creation of a mute t^ own door—by the encouragement of do** industry—to "develops these argument*. v» require a full review of Mr Carey's boci
The author is a thorough republican, a though an economist, is jealous for |k: rest and honor of his country. Hif w* taken as a whole, combines more »«*■'< value than any we have read. Them*-' it is new and singular; it pmceeds &'*'*' the face of Ricardo and Malthas, and *?■ by putting their premises in the limbo of facts." We venture to predict that tbi- «« which has now been before the pobk» tt or more, with very little appreciation « value, will eventually occupy the ^"^ its class as a " primary treatise" on the*: and economy of nations. Its line of aw»* is quite distinct from that of the ralnabl: «■> of Mr. Colton on " Public Economy, •*_ the statistical work of Seaman oa tte gress of Nations." ,
To enable the reader to form »*•;" the style and sentiments of this *»' work of Mr. Carey's, we subjoin tnslW'1 extracts :—
"Why is it that men are everTwhn* •*» ing from their fellow men: from H** *** by the Deity to be their hclpmtt^ .*»>■rents and relations: from old boo**- •* churches, and old school-house*: oid e and old feelings: and from all ti* e»«"« and advantages that tend so Ursrelv t* Py their happiness and their re*p*rt»bui:.> increase their powers of eieruai.» ^ Texas and Iowa, Oregon and Cjm« homes and new relations, amidst wivd- »»• * cannot fell, and swamps that they en»«