Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, January 6, 1837, Page 1

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D NOT THE GLORY OF CiESAR; HUT THE WELFARE OF ROME. FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 1837. VOL. X No. 498 BY Iff. B. STACT. 'From die American Monthly Magazine. ALIOS VERB. "Young bride. 'No keener dreg sliallquivcr on (liy lip 'Till the laft ice cup comcili." 1t Mutionary Bride, The lending circuinstnnccs of I ho follow, ing narrative tnny possibly bo known In inoro thnn ono of our renders. But if nntv recognized notwithstanding tlic nllered .guise in which they nro hero given, we 'trust thnl they nro still so presented to the public ns to intringc upon no feeling of domestic privacv. In the Bprmg'of in , the Rev. Mr. T5 of , in Connecticut, received n letter from his old friend nn d college chiini, the Rev. L T, who had been for some time established ns o Missionary in one of iho islands in the Pacific, soliciting the fulfilment on the part of his friend of a tnnsi delicate and peculiar office for him.. Tin rcqiut of T . who having boon long isolated from 1 1 -orM. had arrived at tin; age of forty w. n innrrying, was mil lung more nor less thnn ' hat B would choose a wife for him. and prevail upon the lady to conie out, to her expectant husband hy (he fir-t opportunity Strange ns it may fccni. Mr. B found but little difficulty in complying with llic request nfhis Irteud. The subject of Mi-sinns at ilint tune, tilled the uiiuiis of tho whole rcligintH rnmiuu. nil y. und in Mime Rect ions of the Union n wild zeal wrought so powerfully in I lie minds of individuals, that they wore eager- to abandon their homes and their country, and sunder every dunuMic tie, in order "to do their master's bidding" in t-trango and inhospitable linds. Norwns this n men' burst of enthusiasm, that was to pass oil' with other fashions of the day, for its fruits arc still constantly maturing; and now, as thnn, thore.sre not n few instances of young females uf respectability mid ncoui pli-hmont, educating themselves fur tho avowed purpose of becoming tho wives of Missionaries With these preliminary ro mark: I will nt once introduce the reader to the subj.'ci of tips following (ketch, with whom I became acquainted in tho manner here related. I had b'-'en enjoying a week shooting at Quognc on l,nng Naml, when wMiing to rcHirn to New York by steamboat through the sound, I ranged a scat oiki morning "n ' the stage coach for Sag Harbor, which sometime" stopped to dinner at my host's Mr Howell's. In the present itiiiiiico it delayed merely long enough in rec.eive mv luggage and myself. The only other pas', senger was a female, whom, notwithstand ing the effectual hereon of her long poke bonnet, I knew to he pretty from the quizzical look mv landlord put on as he phonic hands with me at parting after I had taken my seat by her side. The day wai warm and wn had not driven r, before without anneariiif officious. 1 had an opportunity of obtauiui" a glimpse of my companion's'' face, while niiianry ot rmupiexmn. though in the ,1ter it was not deficient; hut th.U resist' v 'Mini iii.-ii i;iinuu lviiicii i i? . ris. n sii I'll'. ir nrinnm lhat feminine softness of disposition which it often the farthest removed- from weal; nefs of character, though by the careless observer it is genernlly confounded with it; and wich, though sometimes it unread one in judging of the temper of tho po-i-o.-mr. yet ahnti.-t invariably, like I ho ore blossrni upon the soil that is "rich in mines beneath, bespeaks the priceless treasure of an nffectionatn and nnbh- hniri. Tho reader who would realize tho attractions of the countenance before me, need only call up their tnoM winning expressions iii the fea '.lures he most admires. 1 gradually fell into conversation with Vny companion, and stopping at South Hampton to change horses, her first re mark, upon our again taking our scats, was lhat sin) feared wo would not get into Sag Siarbnr until after dark, when she would be unable lo find the ship which was cx pectea to sail in the morning. As I knew that no ships but whalers lay nt that time in Sag Harbor, ( could not at first possibly conceive what a young and delicate female could have to do aboard of such a vessel, md then the idea suggesting itself thai 6ho might be tho daughter or sister of the cajitain, who camo to bid him fare-well for Ins two years' cruise, I asked her if she expected lo remain on board tho ship till Uin cniliul. ' ii O yes, sir." was tlio reply. "I cro out in f "Whalito the South Sea?" rejoined I, "i ou nave relations on uoartl though, 1 suppose!" 'No, riir, I don't know any ono in the Miip, but I have a letter lo tho captain. I. I I l.inl II . ' d xmi.ii i mum win piuuuru in v asaio voyage J to the Islands." h. I "Tlin ! Ulniwlj i 1- it,. you have friends i i so remote a place as 'ha T p M- I . niuli t 'I'l.t... I.., .! rw.itnxlnil far " My hu-us-band is there," she answered wiiii r-fiinu uiiiuitrruniiiL' ii. inmirriii inn wnelhnr in mvIpiw i.i Mmm I . r' tin ine young latiy s manner, as she tiro. nonncetl the word "husband," piqued my Icuriositv, but as it would have been 'miner 'Uncut to push my inquiries further 1 did Out urge tho subject, but merely remarked (bat her ynuili had prevented mo from faking her for o married woman. 'Nor am I married yl," was tho reply; cmor in her voice, '! have never seen the ii who is lo be my hu-buiid." An cx ssinn or unieigiieu surprise, oi a moe IV interest, pernnps lor i uuvc said the ng lady waa bnautiful, and wo had now n aoma hours tctea-tote escaped me: I scarcely remember what followed, but before wo reached the inn door, the ingen uous girl had given mo n full account of herself and her fortunes. Sho was on or phan child, and bred up in great seclusion in a clergyman's family in western New York. She was, in a word, tho young enihu-iaot whom the Rev. Mr. B had chosen ns a wife for his Missionary friend, and prevailed upon her to encounter a six mouth's voyago through stormy latitudes, for the purpose of connecting herself for life with n man she had never scon. I did not express a sympathy that would be useless in her situation, much less did I give vent to the indignation which her story filled me; her fanatical friends, who permitted a young, n beautiful, and deli, cato female, to lake so wild n step, had, perhaps, after nil, acted from the best of motives. Indeed, tho poor tiling herself, lltniigh not. exactly proud of having been chosen lo the station. she was about to till. seemed about to enter upon it with nil tho exulted feeling of ono who is on the certain road to n preferment which most of her sex might envy. It would have uecn a vcrv equivocal kindness to havo inlcrpoed another view of tho subject, and disturbed the honest convictions of propriety which could nluuo have sustained her in a situation for a woman, so nppalliug. I accompanied Alice Ver'o for such I learned her name lo be to the vessel, and alter bidding her a kind farewell, I look an opportunity while passing over tho side, to whisper n fi'W words lo I lie cnplain, which might Induce In in 'o believe that she wa not so friendless ns ho appeared lo be. and secure her whatever oilention it wns in lit power tu uRer. In the morning, having a lew momenta to spire before breakfast, I again strolled down to the pier, but the whaler had hoisted sail with the dawn, and a bruit wind nnd alrendy carried her no into the Sound; nor was it till years after that I heard again the name of Alice Vero. and learned tho Usui; of her voyage; llto' tho name and features and voice of hur who bore it, did, I confess, long haunt me. It was too pretty a name I thought lo be changed lightly, and somehow-, when I heard it, could nut for tiio life of me, ask I lint into which it was to be merged forev er. Tho rest of her story I learned from u friend, whoso vessel being driven from her cnurce in coming from the Iast Indies. slopped at li e m Islands to water whoro ho casually beared tho fato of the Missionary girl. The lender and imaginative temperament of Alice Vere, though perhaps it impel led her lo make the sacrifice for which idie was schooled by those who edited ilium selves tier IricmN. but illy lilted her for the cold dcsiiny to whirh who wn condemned. The imagination of any woman, isolated upon the great deep for six long monlh-i. with nothing lo think of bur. tho stranger husband, to whoso arms she was consigned, could not bo active, whatever her mental discipline might be. But with a girl of fancy, who hnd taken a step so iretriev. able, when surrounded by approving and encouraging friends, what must have been her emotions in the bohtodo of her own cabin, when such an influence such a sustaining atinofphero of opinion- was wholly withdrawn. Doubt and fear would at limt creep into her mind, and when these disheartening gue?ls could no longer bo coot rolled by factitious notions' of duty, fancy would throw her fairy veil nroond their forms, and paint some happy termi nal ion of a prospect so forbidding. And thus was it with Alice Veru. Anxiety soon yielded to hope; her future hu.-diand am! her future house filled her mind with a thousand dreaming fancies. Sho wa-' no romance reader, and therefore could no mal;o a hero ol the luturo partner ot her boMim ; but a siint ho indeed might he. a saint, too, not less in form than in godli ness, for the association of physical and moral beauty is ahrost insepcrahle in the minds of the young and the inexperienced. She imagined him too, as one who, though not "looking from Nature up to Nature's God" for "God must bo first and all m all with him." would si ill be one whose mind would limk from t lie Creator to his works. with a noil to appreciate all their excelled cies. The fancied portrait of her future husband was laid in simple though impres sive colors, but the back ground of tl e pic lure wns filled with all Mm splendors of a tropical chine, of groves such a the early Christians wandered through in Grecian isles, and fkies, such as bent over linn who taught beneath then) in the golden orient. True, she was to be exiled for ever from tho sheltered scenes and qoiut fireside of her youth ; but would she not be content lo rove for ever with one only companion whoso soul could fully sympathize with hers in scenes so fresh and so Klysiau. With a mind softened, if not enervated, by Ih'iso day dreams not Io-b than by thu bland and voluptuous climo in which they hud been fur soma titno sailing, A lico Vmo could scarcely suppress a scream of delight when upon coming on deck ono morning, iho found tlul tho ship hud curt anchor in the beautiful bay of'1", whero her wildest vic una nfiropioal scenery seemed inoru than rcalilzcd. Tim water around tho ship was as char as the mountain streams of her native coin ry, mid tho palm trees and cocoas ihat lion, uver it hfied their slender columns, and waved their lufiod heads auinst a sky nmro pmnly bright than any sho hud ever" behold ; v'i.Io cloud of tropical birds of iho most ihz.ling plumage, sailod along thu shores, or sported around thu vesiul as if wholly regard, less of loan. A number of tho natives had launched Ihmr lij.dil barks frimi tho shore, filled with lueud, fruit, and other acceplublo luxuries to tho-o who have been long at sea. Alico wan watching Ihctr approach with girlish interest in tho novelty of thu sceno, whou a boat from tho opposite sido of tho cri!si;oiitsli;ipud harbor made thu ship, and almost hofoio sho was owaio of its approach, a btrking figure, dressed ufiortho clerical fashions of her own country, in a full suit of black, presented himself lo tho companion-way and leaping on deck, instantly hurried towards hor. Sho turned round looked at him intensely for a moment mado one faltering step towards him, and fainted in his arms. Tho gentleman laid her carefully upon a ting (hat chanced to bo folcd near, and, still supporting her head on ono knce.gazoii upon her features with looks of surprise und anx iety, which soon lcldcd lo complete bewil derment aa sho addressed him upon coming to herself. "Thank God!" she exclaimed, gradually rctiving, "thank Gnd! lhank God! how can I ever havo donrved this?" and bending her faco forward, sho impicsscd aiv almost reve rential kiss upon his hand, and then covered her faco in confusion. My readers have all read of love at first sigh! arid s.oino perhaps havo heard of instances o1' it among their acquaintance, Tho sceptics to the doctrine, however, I imagine, Tar out number those who really believe in it. It is Iho lattei therefore whom I will beg to reeol lect nil the circum-tunco! which preceded this singular scene ; when they cannot deem it un nitural that the wrought up feelings of an ardent und sensitive girl should thus burst for ill upon first meeting in her alfiauced bus br.nd her appointed friend ami protector in in a strango land him that religion and du ly taught her that sho must love upon inro. ling in him all that her dreams of hupinn:i, fur long, long months ofanxious soliludo, had pictured. "And is this beautiful Mand to bo our home? are these my husband's people around us? Oh! how I shall lovo every thing that be. lons lo this fair land! But why do you not speak lo your poor wanderer? Alas! ulasicao 1 ever deserve all these blessings?" The embarrassment of the gentleman seem ed only lo increase as tho agitated girl thus poured out her feelings. He begged her to be calm, and seemed most nervously solicitous to restrain her expressions; and the captain np preaching at thai moment, ho mado a hurried and indistinct apology for his abruptness, nnd, withdrawing his arm fiom her waist as she-regained her lent, moved oil' to seek tho niato in another part of the vessel. Ah! Mr. Supercargo, I mistrusted wo should find you at this island," exclaimed tho mate, turning round and shaking hands with him, as thegentleiiiuu touched hisshouldui upon join ing this officer near Iho capstan, "All well at home. Mr. F , hero's a letter from your wifu." Tho othor lore open the letter, and devoured il with evident delight; and then shaking hands again with the officer, exclaimed, -'Thank you, llinnk you, all are well al homo, us you tell me. lint how in Iho world came that beauii. ful insane creature in your vessel? "A mad woman! The devil a bit of n mad woman or uny other woman havo wo ou board, cvcepl Mrs. T , the wife ol parson T , that is to bo." "The wif of Mr. T ?"' 'Why ves, as good as hi.-i wife. She's a (?nl from York hlHle W'e ltd C.nrry'-g -ui lO be spliced to old lieud-eyes. The gentlemanlike supercargo neeined struck with con crui m fact the true stale of tho esse flashed upon Ins mind in a momi nt. The deep muiiriiiug winch he wore, out of respect for one of his employers whoso khip he was lhat day to viit. had evidently cau.-ed him to be mistaken for a clergyman; und the excited imagination of tho lonely LMrl had riroinnied her to see in him the fu ture guardian' of her friendless condition. Nuihing, however, count tie done; an nt tempi at explausiinn would but betray her secret lo i no coarse natures ov wntcii sue w as surrounded. Her lot in life, too, was (Mft--his sympathy could avail her nothing; am) a few days' voyage would consign her to the care of him who might legitimately receive the proofs of tenderness which he had so innocently elicited in his own behalf. He called for his boat, and passing slowly and dejectedly over the 6ido of iho vessel, pulled for the shore. Alice Vere hod in the meantime retired to the cabin, where sho expected her lover iwtis the first lime the had even thought the word 'o join hor. Her own feelings had so crowded upon her mind during the brief inlcrview.tliat they had prevented her from observing his, and (he luxury of eino lion in which she now indulged and in which she thought there was now not ono consideration, human or divine, to make il wrong for her to indulge, prevented her from observing the lapse of lime. Simple and single.hfiurU'd.wiih a nature whose af fluent tenderness piety could regulate ami delicacy cnuldleinper. (hough neither could repress, fin; poured the (loud of her pent up feelings in what seemed their heaven. ap pointed channel ; in a won), she was gone nn age in love while numbering the iintiiiiex of her acquaintance with her lover. His noble and manly figure, his alert and clas tic step in approaching her. nnd tho kindly look of feeling und intelligence which Ins fentures wore, a look of intense interest, which she, poor girl, little dreamed was prompted by concern for another of whom lie was about to ask her; nay, even the hur. ricd tones ol his ogttatcu but still most mil sical voice, nil, all were stamped upon her heart ns indelibly as if their impress had been the work of years. Tue waicr rippling along (ho vessel's sides first roused her from (his delicious reverie, and the male who was a rough but kind heatted seaman, at that moment came below to make an entry in his log. "Well, Miss," ho cried, "with this breeze we'll soon bring up al the parson's door, ur.d right glad lo bo rid ol us, J guess you'll be, when wo gel there. Only ihtriy-six hours more, and you'll bo home." "This island thou is not Mr. T V residence ?" "This? Oh no. There used lo be a Brit ishcr here, but they have got nu missionary man upon it now," "And docs Mr. T havo to go thus from inland to island in tho performance of his duly? or did he only couin so far from h U peoplo lo meet me?" Sho concluded with some embarrassment. Cornel" exclaimed the seaman, not n Itltlu puzzled; "why, law bless your soul, parson T has not been hero, nt least lhat I know on." "Surely lie's now on board." cried Alice, alnrniod.yct hardly knowing why "Surely saw him speaking in you on deck." "To mo, Miesus I never cared lo ex change two words with old dead-cyoa ax. ing your pardon sinco I knowed him speaking tome! why that t hat was whv, bloody my eyes? you have not taken young Washington F '8 handsome figoro for old Kbetuzer T ' timitidy carcase?" The rude but not unfriendly mnto had hardly uttered the sentence, before ho cum-I ed himself to tho bottom of uvery sea be tween thu poles for iho umjIio hall mado of his tongue. Alico fell lifeless upon the cabin floor. The seaman shouted for assis tance, and then, as he and tho belter bred captain, who, ns the father of n large and estimable family, was a moro fitting nurse for the forlorn maid-'u. applied ono restora tive after another, she recovered animation at intervals. Pit succeeded fu, however; and then, ns the ivind rose and a browing tempest called all hands nn deck, tho cap lain could only placo her kindly in her berth, in the lspc that (lie new excitement at band might possibly be of service to his patient. The ship was driven widely nut of hor course, A ice was long indifferent to eve rv ibinonroiind; but as I he storm lasted for seveial days, and finally threatened (o destroy the stout craft in which she sailed, the near pro?pect of the denlh for which -h 3 had but now been long'ng, called all her religious feelings into action. Shu felt that she wns the child of destiny. Her (tenlle nieiy would not allow her to wish fur n sudden and violent death, though tho lence of ihegruyo was what she most do-li-etl. She prayed then, not for life, but lor nn escape from its horrors; nlikc from tliosi) which raged in the nngry elements nrnund her, nnd those which warred fearfully in her bosom. Weeks elapsed lie for a tho vessel reached the hoven of which she had onco been with in a few hour's sail. Tho missionary girl had apparently recovered from all bodily imli-positinn, und her features were ngaiti as calm 09 ever; but it was iho calmness of riTidity, and not of peace, they wore. It was a sacrifice of herself to heoveushe had meditated originnllv; "and why." exclaim cd she mentally, "why should I shrink from ihoofiering now, when Providence has ena bled mo to make it richer nnd more abend nut. to make my soul's triumph more com plete ns its trial is more bitter and severe?" Still, when the isle of her destination hove in view, it was with a shudder that bhe first looked upon i he shore, nod thought of the fate thnt there awaited her. Womnn's heart is a strange, a wayward thing. In many bosom itsstrongest chords are never touched by the hand to which it is yeilded u : .r- cj .vim I,,-,,,. no.Monton him who seeks it bestow. cd in utter ignorancce of the power of lov ing the wealth of icnderncii it hoards wiihm iii-elf; 'Ciiniimiaiii", blind contact, and the neccsiiiy of lot iii j," will aliurwuMis mould to its late, and pre vent repining at his choice; but when once its hidden strings have vibrated, nnd given nut their full music; when once its inmost treasnres have been disclosed to its owner counted over and yielded up with a fell knowledge of ihoir worth, to anolhor ; and when ''(he pearl of the soul" has boon once lavished in the mantling cup of affection; it revolts from all feebler preferences, nnd it tstrue, even in death, to its one only love Our story is now rapidly drawing to rj conclusion. The Missionary soon came on board to claim his bride. He was plain and worthy man, with nothing to dis. tingmsh hi in Irom the numbers ol his pro fession in our country, who, mislnking the prompting of zeal tor the inspiration ot special calling, nnd who, without minds matured by experience or enlightened by education, leave the plough or iho shop- board to become the instructors of those who, with feelings as sincere as their own, and understandings far more exercised u knnwledgo of good and of evil, are ex pec led to bow to thoir narrow teachings ; to receive them, not as humble soldiers of the cross needing guidance like thcniselve but as the cuptains and leaders of the church militant, armed in lull panoply a living bulwark ngainsl iu foes. Alice Vere had but little experience in society, but the nuickning power of lovo had late ly called all her dormant perceptions of ia-te and feeling into play, and n very brief interview sufficed fur her lo rend the character of her destined husband. She fell lhat she emild never love him. Re spect him she did, as sho would havo done llic humblest brother of hor faith ; and had she never known what love was, her re gurd would perhaps not havo been with hohicn in lime; for every woman loves the father ol her children, if he be not a creature to be abhorred. But if thnro be an agonizing thought to a girl of delicacy and sensibility, it is toe idea oi becoming a bride under such circumstances as sur rounded poot Alice Vere the thought that her hcait shall beat against the bo som of n stranger when its very pulse ihrobs for mother. Still a high, imperi ous duly, as the believed, constrained her; and she prcpircd lo resign herself lo her fain. The nuptial day arrived. It had been arranged that the master of ihe vessel ou hoard of whi:h Alice, wistfully lingering, had begged 1 1 remain, should perform Ihe eernmonv ; fngreenly to the laws of the State of New Yoik. by which marriage is mniely a civil contract, requiring only a formal declaration of the parlies before eouipeicni witnesses.) Mr. T , himself commenced Ihe ceremony by n prayer, which as givug soleiunily lo tho occasion, was perhaps most proper in itself; but it win paiulully long, and seemed lo refer to almost every thing else but the immcdi atu subject of interest. At length the bride, whose languid limbs refused to sus tain hur so long in a standing position, sunk into the seat, and the Missionary, glancing n lonk of reprovnl at her, ubrut ly concluded Ins harangue. The worthy seaman was moro expeditiuns in gelling through with Ins share of (ho olfice. He merely osked Iho parlies severally if they acknowledged each other as mun'and wife. The missionary made his rceponso in the uiiiriiiuHvu, won siow ami grave distinct ness. But Alico faltered in her rontv. A tumult of lecliii!? seemed nnnrossinrr her senses for a moment; she looked to the untainted forest, whoso boughs wnvetl un lettered nn Iho shore, to tho broad main that spread its frco waves around her, and tha wild bird that, sported over its bosom , "I hen the turned In Inm who was lo be "olo slielirrrr now Ami pi iced her hand in bis, and raised her eve One moment nptvnid whence her strength did comcS The certificates, which had been previ misty drawn up, being then pigned and witnessed, the Missionary concluded with another homily; and thd crow, who had noon allowed lo collect upon the quarter deck during the ceremonial, replaced their tarpaulins and dispereed over the vessel. it was now sunset, and as n heavy c bud which threatened rain, brooded over the island, the cnptain politely insisted that Mr. T must not think of returning to the shore, but take possession of his own private cabin. Tho rain soon tiftor ben-in. nmg to fall in torrents, drove those on dc!, j below. Here the mates claimed too priv ilege of having a jorum of punch to drink the health of (he bride, nnd (he captain being willing lo unite with them, Alico wu9 compelled to retire to the new quar ters which had just been provided for her ; while the festive seamen insisted upon keeping their clerical guest for a while among themselves. Their mirth soon be camo so uproarious as (n mock (ho tern post without, when a sudden squall struck tin vessel, carrying her over, even ns she lay at anchor, under bare polos, upon hor beam ends. The seamen, foil nved bv the Missionary, rushed to the deck, where the glare of the lightning, as they looked to windward, revealed lo them a female fig uro standing upon the taffrail with arms outstretched toward a huge wave that lifted its o'er-arching crest, nbovo her, and threatened to rngulph the vessel. A cry of horror escaped the revellers, ond the Missionary breathed a prayer ns he clung to the rigging for safety; and then, as the descending sen righted the vessel, a enfiii cnting moan wns heard above the surge that swept the body of Alico Vere like a drift of foam across her decks. The morning came at last the sun rose serenely the bright waves rippled joyously beneath the stem of tho vessel: and their reflected light, ploying through the sloping windows of the cabin, glanced upon (he iiirtami cout.ii oi iho Missionary Bride. None could even tell how she had mado her way to the deck in (he midst of Ihe tempest, yet none have ever whispered the sin oi sctr-uesiruction against the lovclv, the ill-fated Alice Vere. C. P. II. Evenness of Temper Madame Neck er te'ls the following nnecdote ofM. Abau. ret, a philosopher i.f Geneva: It was said of him that he had never been nut. of tem per; some persons, by means of his female servant, were determined to put him to proof. Tho woman in question 6talcd that she had been his servant for thirty years, nnd she protested that during that time she had never seen him in a passion ; they promised her a sum of money if she would make him angry ! Shu cunsentcd; ond knowing lhat he was particularly fond of having his bed well made, she, on tho day appointed, neglected to make it, M. Abaurot observed it, und the next mor ning mado tho observation to her, Sho answered that she had forgotten it: she said nothing more, but on tho same eve ning neglected lo make the bed. Tho samo observation was made on the mor row by the philosopher and she again made some excuse, its a cooler manner than be fore. On tho third day, lie said to her, "You have not yet made my bed : you have apporcntlj come to somo resolution on the subject, or you probably 'bund it fu tigueu you. uut, alter ail, it is of no great consequence, as I begin to accustom my self to il as it is." Sho threw herself at his feet, and avowed all (o him. I onco heard it related that a man in the habit of going lo his neighbor's corn, one nay toolc Willi htm Ins buy, of eight years of ago. Tho futher told him to stand 6till while ho looked if any body was near lo Bee them. After siandmg on the fence, peeping through all the corn rows, ho returned to take the bag from tho child, and began his guilty work. Father,' soul the boy, 'you forgot to look somewhere else.' Tho man dropped ihe bag in a fnght.and said which way, child?' supposing he had seen some one. 'You forget to look up lo the sky to sec if God was noticing you.' Tho father toll tins rcproot so strong, lhat ho eft the corn and returned home, and never nain ventured to steal, remcmbcrinL' the truth the child had taught him. lIvnnnpiioniA. A case of hvdronhnhin is rcporiPil lo have occurcd in Essex conn ty. N. J.) in which the bifo was received curly in June IbbI, but without snasma r any unpleasant iceitng, except tm (jrr iics-a in iho cicatrix, which in iho menu whtlu had been healed and broken out several lines, until (he 2lei of November, in i iiigui or winnii i no nrst spnsm oc ciiired. The potientdied in iwo days, ro maiinng perfectly scnsihlo between die paroxysms, nnd entreating bis friends to noiu I i t (ii test he might injure some ono. "Keep your tongue from speaking evil." A merchant of I'olerbburgh, Virginia, hu3 been mulcted in tho sum of live thousand dollars, for slanderous words spoken by his wife, of and concerning nnolhor lady, the daughter of Iho plaintiff, Tho trial occupied iho cuurt eight days. Forty witnesses wcro examined, und five eminent lawyers were employed as counsel. Tho costs and counsel fees will no doubt amount to al least two thousand del lurs mare, making $7,000 to ha paid Ly Mr. M. for his lady'a loo much latitude of speech. JV, Y. Com, ,ld. EtitoB of Vermont, An net relating to Public Buildings. IT is hereby onocted, That tho Governor of (his slate shall, at the annual Octo ber session of the General Assembly, ap point somo suitable person residing in or near the village of Montpelier. as surveyor of public buildings, whose term of office shall commence on the first day of Decem ber in each year, whoso duty it shall be to tako good and proper care of tho stato house, yard, grounds, fences, all furniture, and every thing appurtenant or belonging thereto, to keep the same at all times in good ond thorough repair, during the ses sion of the General Assembly, to see that all the rooms, occupied cither by commit tees or otherwise, nro properly lighted and cleaned; to have nil the lamps around said building and ns enclosures properly lighted and tended. And the surveyor shall make out and keep an accurate schedule or in ventory embracing every article of furni ture and nil other public property in and vmtu said building belonging thereto, and nl- il' annually, within two days from tho rismg of the Legislature, deliver to tha secretorv of slate to be preserved on filn in his office, a true and certified copy of said schedule or inventory. Sec. 2. If any pcrs in or persons shall wilfully or carelessly deface, mar or injur the walls, wainscotting or any other part of Iho state house, or of nny oilier building1 or the appurtenances thereof, belonging to this state, by culling, writing, marking, nr in any other manner, or shall do anv in" jury to the furniture, fence, yard, ground, shade trees or shrubbery connected there with, or fasten any horse or other animal to any part of tho fence or trees ebout said buildings, or shall post up bills, notices, or any thing of the kind, upon any part ofsaid house, fence, or trees, whereby the samo may become defaced or, injured, the person or poisons so offending shall severally for feit and pay n fine not Ies3 than two dollarg for each and every offence so commit ted, with full costs of prosecution, to bo recovered in action of debt, in the name ot the treasurer of this state, before any court having jurisdiction of the sume; and it shall be the duty of tho surveyor of the public buildings to prosecute the same, provided such damage or injury do not exceed tha sum of twenty five dollars. But if said in jury or dnmuge shall exceed tho sum of twenty five dollars, it shall be tho duty of the surveyor of public buildings for th time being, and ho is hereby directed, forth with to give notice to the state's attorney for the county of Washington of such injuf ry or damage, and it shall be the duty o said 6lato's attorney in prosecute for tho same; and the person or persons so offend ing on conviction thereof shall severally be fined, not exceeding one thousand dollars, nt tho discretion of the court. Provided nevertheless!, That the provi inns of this act shall not extend to, or effect any repairs, alterations or improve ments being made by, or under the direc lion of iho superintendent of the itato house, or tho surveyor of the public building--. Sec. 3. It shall bo the duty of the tur. vcyor of public buildings, when any injury or damage mny be dono lo any part of tha buildings, yards, fence, grounds or furni ture, by any person or persons contrary lo the provisions of this net, immediately to cause such injury or damage to be ropaired, and to sou for, and recover the full cost of such repairs, in an action on this statute, in the name of the treasurer of this state, against the person or persons cauiqg such injury or damage before any court, having jurisdiction of the same. Sec. 4. It shall bo the duty of tho sur. voyor of public buildings to procure printed copies of the second ami third sections of this net, and cn'r.y them to bo placed in suitable framia nnd suspended in such con. spicuous places in and about said buildings and its enclosures, ns may conduce most enectuatiy lo make known tho provisions of this act. Sec. 5. The surveyor of public build ings shall, on ihe first day of December in each year, execute good and sufficient bonda to tho Irensurerof this stale and his succes. sors in office, the sum of one thousand dol lars, conditioned for the faithful discharge uf the duties of his office. Sec. C. An act entitled "an act diroct. ing the appointment of a surveyor of tho public buildings, at Montpelier," passed Nov. sixth, in the year one thousand eight hundred and nine, and an act directing iho repairs of the stato house, passed Novem ber ninth, in the year ono thousand eight hundred nnd twelve, arc hereby repealed. Provided, This act shall lake effect and be in force immediately after its passage. Passed November 17, 1830. An Act, in nddiiiuu (o an act cnlitlled "an aet niiiliorlziii;; the building of a Slate Ilc,u5 at Monipclier." IT is hereby enacted, That it shall bo the duly of Hie Governor of ihu state to appoint some suitable person duly qualified us un ntcli.t'.'ct, lo superintend the com pletion of iho state hoiue, and to pro cur such auM"ioiial furniture as may be nccdod to furnish the same ;--to lay out and finish the yard nnd grounds around the house, and who shall supersedo the committee heretofore appointed under the third sec tion uf the act lo which this in addition, and whose duty it shall bo to receive all moneys which have been horcloforo or may hereafter be appropriated for the ben efit of said house, and to perform and fulfil nil contracts made and entered into by said committee, and lo perform oil tho duties incumbent on said committee bv tha act aforesaid. Sec. 0. That tho person who may bn appointed under this act shall, before en tering upon the dischargo of tho duties of his appointment, give good and sufficient bonds as required by tho fourth section of tho act to which this is in addition. Approved Nov. 14, 1Q30.

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