Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, December 29, 1837, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated December 29, 1837 Page 1
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NOT THE GLORY OF CSARJ II l) T T II E WELFARE OF HOME. BY fff. B. STACY. CARFETINGS A GOOD assortment received nnd Tor sale - low by L.Cl'llTIS. Dec. 14, 11)37. Rigging, Oakum, Tar, Pitch. 100 Coilof Urrcd rigging. Whito, and JJ Mannilla ropcB, of various "Wzcs, up to 7 inch, Spun yarn, hnnibcrlinc, house line, mar- lino, and deep-sea lino, 2000 lbs. Oakum, 24 bbla, North Carolina tar, 15 " pitch, for sale by Follktt & Bradlkys. Den. C 1037. Fashionable Shell Combs. rjHE Ladies nm invitod to call and look at JL ourcurved shell Combs ; latest style just opened at the Variety Simp. FaNGDORN Si UlUNSMAID. Deo. 7, IG37. LYMAN &, COLE. HAVE received one bale of Carpeting, Rob Roy or Blanket Shawls, Tor tan Plaid, Shepherds Plaid for over coal facings. Canada over Blockings, red and pray; Wristlet?, Woollen Gloves &c, Figd. Rob Roy Showls. new style. Burlioglnn D'c. 1. Ml (Tfi'TlY Sides, of host ina'itifacturo. on ka5uoii"i!fiiini'iil for sale bv FOLLET V k 11IIADLEYS. Doc. nth 18.17. RIPLEY'S 14 chambered llilles, more improved than ever vol used. A spcci men may bo seen bv calling at tho Ptorc of Deo. i3. LATIIItOP Si POTWIN. Windsor jufles. A few cases, ono and two barrels, just fjL received by the subscribers. Dee. 13 LATIIItOP Jb POTWIN. STATU OF V UK. MONT, Distiiict or Chittenden, ss. j AT a Probate Court li.ilihn ui Burling ton within anil for the District tifore said on the twentieth of day of December, A- D. 1037. An Instrument pu'porlmg lo bo the Inst Will nuil Tesiameti! nl H. ory C Boardman, late of Milt no in said Dis Irict deceased, was presented to the Court here for Probate, by Bntnuel Bonrduiiiu nnd Hector Adam? iho Executors therein named. TiiEnnronE il is ordered by fan! Court, that public notice he given to all persons concerned therein to appear before said Court, at n session thereof to be holden at faid Burlington on the second Wednesday of January A. I). 1030, anil contest the src.hiitc oi" etiid Will, and it is furl bur "ordered ihal this order bo published three weeks successively in tho.F'CC Press n newspaper printed a' Burlington, in 1 1 State, Iho last of which publications shall be previous to the day assigned, as alorc toid for hearing. Given under my hand at the Resistor's Office, this 20lh day of Dec. A. D. 1037. Wm, WESTON. Re;. STATE OF VERMONT, T.J ss. ( DISTHICT OF CHITTEM1EN 8S AT a probate Court holden at Hurling ton, within and for tho district afore said on the nineteenth dny of December, A. D. 1037. nn instrument purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Jonn than Breckenridge late of Charlotto in paid district deceased, was presented to the Court hero for Probate, by George Por. kins, the exectnr, therein named. Therefore it is ordered by raid Court, that public not ico bo given to all persons concerned therein to appear before snid Court, at a session thereof to be holden at paid Burlington, on the 2d Wednesday of January A. D. luau, anil contest Hie pro bate of said Will: and it is further order cd that this order be published three weeks succesively in the Free Press, a newspaper printed at Burlington, in this State, the last of which publications shall bo previ ous lo the day assigned, as afurusuid for Hearing. Given under my hand ot the Register's. Ulhce. this 19lh day or December A. D 1037. Wm. Weston, IleaitUr. FLOUR. "OOCHESTER "Cily Mills" and Troy nuur, lor saio uy FOLLCTT& BnAIJLCYS, Doc. C, 1037. Scotch Pip- Iron. 24 nS' 0,''on consignment, for sale by Deo.C. 1037. Grind Stones. tons Nova Seotia Grind Stones, assoit cd sizes, woighing from SO to 000 lb, for sale by Foli.ett Si Ukaolkyh. JNova Scotia and Western PLASTER. 4 tons ground Nova Scotia in bulk X v and in barrels, 100 tons Nova Scotia, in tho Stone. 75 tons ground Western, in barrols. for sale by Follett & Bradley?, Dec 6, 1337. Stocks, Collars, and Bosoms. WE have just received an oddltinnnl assortment nl beautiful, Satin, Silk nnd Bombasine Stocks, among them are mime of tho vory best quality of superfine plain and figured Satins, white blue, blue black and jet black Stocks with bows, plain StrfcSlncks of the sonin quality, superfine bombasine Stocks, trimmed and plain, of the very tinefl textnro ; opera or long. lie eat in Stocks, sot in blocks with long bows embossed talin block, also we have com mon plain and pleled silk sotin nnd boinun sine Blocks, plaid and figured and plain Bilk stocks ; in short tho very best lot of stocks ever offered at the Variety Shop This is (to those whom wo supply with stocks) sufficient information. Also round and pojnted Collars, good linnen bosoms Dec. 13. r ancborn 04 BniMMAlO. BO,' TOM ACADEMY. A largo quantity ol this excellent eol lection of Clmrcli Music also n iiiim bur of KiNGsiiY social- ctioin. vor.. 11 arc just received f rom Boston nnd offered for mlu nt the Book store by Dec. 13. 1037. JAS. W. IHCKOK. Alow case." just recoived by LATH HOI' 4: POTWIN. Dec. 13, 1837. Bunch and 13 loom Raisins. boxes i.y Deo 13. LATitnnr A; Potwin. VVinl or Strained Lamp Oil. 500 GALL'S, pure winter Oil by LATinior Si Potwin. TO RENT. flM HE room over Lnlhrnp &. Pol wins A Btore, lately occupied by C, Baxter E?q. Apply to SAM'Fi. IHCKOK. Burlington, Dec. 22, 1037. 3w LEMUEL CURTIS, CI AS oi) band and will sell nt n low price JLX a fine assortmont of Fur Caps, Capon, and iioas, ALSO 10 doz. Hair Seal Caps, vory cheap, Dee. 13, 1037. JUST recoived 1 Caso Plain French 1 :: FFriS: 1 " English J C pirccs Kosoi)n Check, with prices lo suit the purchaser. Cull I IS. Chui'eh st., Burlington, Christmas and Now Year's, PRESENTS can be found in abun dance lit the Book Store. Among i lie annuals for 1030. the "Cheistmns Keeprnke" may be designated as ono ol pi collar worth. Jab. W. Hickok. Burlington. Tier. 20, 1037. Necessity asks many favors. rz l E subscriber earnestly requests all JL those indebted to bun for blacksmith iiig to ma t imiiiedialo payment without tail J3) All orders in his line punctually attended to. I'. P. Makkha.m Dee. 22. 1037. Champlain Trans. rilHi: Stockholders of Company the Champlain L I rnnporiati'in company are herotiy notified to meet at the Motel of John Howard in Burlington, no Thursday tho 4th day of anuaiy A. D. 1830. at one o clock 1'. ftl. It Iho put pose of choosing Dueclors for tho ear ensuing. Uv order kc i DOOLITTLE, Clerk, Burlington. Dec. 19, 1037. Church St., liurlington Vt. fc'lj AS recoived nnd offers for falo a good JL JL assortment of dry noons, CROCKERY. GLASS WAKE Si GROCERIES, which to those who have cash or credit will ho sold for a prico to suit good One, 13, 1037. BANK OF BURLINGTON TVTOTICE is hereby given, Ihal a meeting L1 ol tho btockholders ol the Dank of llurlington will ho holden nl tho Baukin House on thu third Tuesday of January next at eleven o'clock A. M, for tho purpose of choosing seven Directors lor Iho vear next ensuing. By order of the President and Di lectors. II. u. OUL.I.. CshV, Dec. 15, 1037. 600 MUSKETS. riVlH Mib-cdbor would inform the pub JL lie I lint ho has const .nil ly on hand largo quantities of Muskets. Rifles, Sword Pistols and Al Hilary articles ol all dcscrip lions, his muskets arc in perfect order und ill lor actual service. William IIinton. Military and Spnrtemain Warehouse 19 Broadway New York. 7TK aro now manufacturing fine Gold T T Bocds, at tho Variety Shop. Pangdokn Si HitiNsjiAiu. Nov. 20. 1037. 1'i'oin I lie I. ally's Do'.k . FAILURE NOT RUIN. on THE THREE CLASSMATES. ( Concluded.) The gentleman whom he addressed had listened to I lie disputo in perfect silence nnd apparently, from the expression of hi lace, with snme amusement. At least, ho had shown no signs of disapprobation at tho speeches of Mr Duplessis. which had perhaps encouraged him to mnku the ap peal to him. He replied with n pallia in inclination 'Most assuredly I agree with you, Mr a a bhylock. that the laws should be respected.' 'fair !' exclaimed the old man, his small dark eyes sparkling with rago, 'do I un ucrstnnil ynu to apply that name to ine purposely ?' Not if it displeases you, certainly,' was the quiet reply, 'there are others perhaps which you mny like better. What do yon soy to Ephraim IlaijnaW Had nil the blood in thu veins of Hie aged miser been suddenly chilled to ice, he could not hovo presented a more ghastly spectacle than nl tho announcement of Ibis name. His faco became pale and livid his eyes were fixed with an eager, foarful gazo on tho coiinlenanco of the speaker. and his whole froinn seemed contracted as if by a ipaem. Al length recovering him self with an effort, hn (altered out 'Mr Sanford, you aro laboring under somo mis takej my name, Sir, il Dupleeiie, Jamwlyeara of work-day reality, but the early par FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1837. ployed his leisure hours in the composition ol various works, which, if not of high lilernrv diameter, had vet I ho advantage of being profitable n 'Class Book for Acndcniies,' selrcled with considerable judgement, which soon grew into extensive use on accurate map ol that pnrt oi mo country, which was much needed, nnd well repaid his labor ami a rmnll work on pnluicnl economy, which was highly prnis- and ol wi tch nlinost one IKth a many were sold as of the American First Primer nnd that is saying n grent deal. Thus he continued gradually advancing in properly nnd miotic estimation for about six years, and began lo look forward with impatience to the period when he might he able In return nnd lay his acquisitions al the feel of his parents when nn event occurred which, though it detained him for lime, enabled him to come doubly provi ded lo insure their happiness. An elderly gentleman of fortune ond ret pcctnbility in Ins vtcinUv chanced to loll undar the tan if public opinion, by some political tcl touching on tho exciting point of slavery acts in themselves perfectly justifiablennd harmless, but distorted by his enemies in n manner to give them a moat nefnriousdyc. The mean obloquy nnd persecution which loilnwed can bo conceived only by Inoao who have been witnesses of simitar scenes. At tho moinont that the hue nnd cry wn at tho loudest, Robert, wholly unncqiiaintcd wild the subject oft ho general indignation, nnd moved only by tho natural feeling which lends n noble mind to succor the distressed, camo forward, ond in a scrieR of remarkably dextrous nnd powerful nrticies in the journal of which ho hnd been editor. ucceeiled first in nllaymg tho nxcticinenl, and finally in mnking evident the entire innocence of iho unfortunate object of it. Phis course procured him somo bitter one trues, t r whom he cared very little, nnd one true nnd grateful friend in the gonile mnn htm-elf. in whom ho soon became much interested. He attended him thro' a long and finally mortal illness, the con sequence of many sufferings, and had the soli-faction of reconciling him on his death bed to his fir ly son. who, for some youthful indiscrct l itis, hnd been banished from his fal tier's roof. The last word? of the dying man, wh'spored in his young friend's ear. were 'I fear I hnvn been ton hnty with my poor boy : give him half, Robert, but no more. I hose words, winch enuseil h'm no little perplexity, wee unriddled by "F i; "i ins win in which lie was mndo soli) heir lo hi friends fortune nmnnnling to about eighty thousand ilullnrs. 1 1 oi mis. in obedience to the lnt com initi) l !ir lQ'!ir. mill In I li i!irii his own heart, he immediately t runsferrcd to the son vory much to the surprise of the lawyer, who m-isted Ihal the dying words of the late ownrr, not having been properly registered, were informal, and should have no weight. Tho young man. grateful at being ro- stored In society nnd competence, made n full conl'ee-ion to Robert of his bv.gnno follies among others of a successful cheiiie ('' which ho had been privy tho' not ncce-s' iy) protected, by a former post master Ephrnim Itnynnl for abstracting cerlaiu valuable letters from t lie mail The affair had made considoroblo noie nt iho lime, but as no trace could he found of the fugitive, it sunn died away. lie, how ever, knew that Iho criminal 'wni nl that tunc ono of thu most eminent merchants ol Boston, nnd known by the name of Duples sis. This communication, as might be supposed, nmnzed Robert not n bltle; but its truth was soon set beyond n doubt bv documents which his situation bp Rnynal's successor gave him access to ; and he hnd eomo lo tho north fully prepared, if necessary, to bring him to justico. Re mining still much of the spirit of morri ment for which he had been once so dis tinguished, he resolved at the same time lo give Ins friends a surprise, and lo ascertain how much the lapse of years had removed ill it ) Imm Iho young, smool hcd-fnceil colle gian. by appearing among them under another name. How far this plan succeeded wo have scon. The very morning of his arrival ho entered tho restaurateur in which Fredor ick fir-t met him. Ho was there not r little surprised to recognise two of his for mor nssociales in familiar converse; a few words which he overheard taught him the situation of both, as well as his father's danger ; and he could not but be struck Willi the different vol appropriate fortunes ui three cln-stnnti'H thus strangely nssem bled Willmer, young Duple-sis. 'and him seIf--who. with equal advantages of edu cniion, had been urged by circumstances into roads so opposite, leading to ends m unlike. 1 ho declaration of James, lliniig not altogether correct, that Robert had been his guido in dissipation, had given him considerable uneasiness, nnd abated much of his indignation against tho father of thai wretched young man. This had been tho reol cause of his declining to uiiiko ne of the proofs ol his gnili which ho possessed a leniency which would otherwise deserve to bo condemned Such, though not in the saino words, was the account which Robert gave of his last ten years from the time of his wan dertng forth, an inexperienced, friendless boy, till now that ho returned, in vigor and pride of early manhood. Many were the cnmmmcntH and congratulations which wuro offered at the conclusion of his histn rv, by all but Francis Hemming and vol Robert would hardly havo been willing lo own how much mom Ihn silent tribute nl hrr heightened color and moist eyes pleas cu mm man would tun loudest expression of approval and delight. When ho looked upon her swout faco and IWlcnoil In the grntlo to lies of her vmco, ho could not bill rccal tho days when In Iho prido of schoolboy valor ha had been wont to dub hiiusulf her truo knight, and with his sword of tin. and leathern hnlmct, daro all olhor proloiulors to tho combat a I'oulrancc. Theso days of novel reading romanco had boon succeeded by long tialiiyh.nl, ns often happens, survived tho , change ; nnd it Deuaino now his most interest, inp milium, (o determine whether tho rccip roculscnliincnt had continued to exist. Tho pioblcm, It is unnecessary lo say, did not

require many days 'or its solution. Tim CONCLUSION. Wn cannot conclude this hltlu history better than by transcribing the following loiter from Frsr.ccs to her friend and sister in law, dated a ft;W moths since. Queenstown, N. C. Feb. 1037. Mv dear A n on : I received your le'.lcr lnt Thursday, mil wis very glad to leorn thrit ynu hnd rrcovcrnd, nnd that your litllo Robert wos so promising. My hubnnd bids mc say itn! he Is very much indebted to you nnd Frederick fur miming yuitr child nfior him; and that he hopes boon lo return the com pliment. You ask mc, if 'I am moro reconciled to my situation' to which I nm happy to answer in the affirmative. You know how unfortunate I thought it at first, when Robert's friends here persuaded him to re turn among them, and bo their candidate for congress. I pictured to myself n thousand horrors, particularly in connrc tion with slavery and (he climate, which I find now do not exist. A southern rcsi donee seems to ogree with my constitu tion exceedingly well; tho hent h not nppressivii except in the middle of summer and then we haven delightful litllo cut tngo in tho upland country to retreat to. I wish you would Inko n journey bore next fall and pass the wmlerwith ik I think I could promise jruva'llplighlfiil season. You say ht," n great scarcity of money is felt in Boston, nnd that people nro begin ing to spenk in foreboding tones of the tmv s to como. v on cannot 1 believe, near more of it, than T do ; just now. all who call unon us, (and from my htislnnd's siliin lionlhey aro nut a few) can talk of nothing else. J hero are, ot course, various opin ions as to I be causes and probable extent of he pressure; hut those I respect most nrr Mr RnlUlon's; (lm you know, was the Representative to Congress beforn my ho-bond, nnd visits us very frequently he 1 1 an excellent old gentleman n Robert says, 'warm hearled nnd clear minded. ') He telU me, I lint when he was Inst at Washington, he examined with great enro the accounts of tho soles of public lands, nnd compared at tho same lime, tho amount of our imports, as st forth by the government wil li I hat of our exports nnd the Cfinclusion which ho camo to, was, that if there was not within n year an almost universal bankruptcy a commercial earl lirj""1'" -- ' -" "'--! n oulil tin Iho .....i Diineciiontiililc nli"" !. iiulu al economy, he had ever heard of. And I hough. In: f n nl, he know it wo an event winch would produce grent and general suffering, lo himself as well ns others, vol ho couhl nut say ho deprecated it; li iiolicd upon it at a necossn'V calamity, to rid our country of Iho plague fever of spec ulnlion just ns thunder storm was reouir d to clear up nn unhealthy ntiiiosmiere and I bin, is final influences, liko that of all events.produccd by iho operations of not urnl Ibivs, mut tend to the common good I liw may bo oil very correct ; ond yet Anna, when I lliiul; of toy poor lathor. lulled by n former blow of this nnturo, ond your own driven by his sufferings nlmosl lo distraction. I cannot but hope that there is some error in Ins calculation. As for the ficnl good effects winch may result from such tin event, I think that you nnd I hovesiuno I ill In to spenk on the subject. Apropos of ibis we have iuet received a dreadful account of the death of James Duples-,H in St. Loin. He was stabbed in a cellar byndiiinken associate, with whom h had quarrelled at the gambling table. His fal hor who hod become enor mously rich by speculating in eastern lands was so much-agitated by tho sight of the dead boiiy that he fell into n kind of in sanity. IHicving himself lo bo suffering by the judgement of Gud; nnd soon after be Cfiirimg n convert of the mormon doctrines, which havo deluded osmany of the ignorant western population, ho intido over to the sect his entire wealth, which, of course was soon dissipated. Ho is now, they say. ruling elder among the Mormons, James Duplessis. you remember, wns n elnssmalc of Robert and Frederick in Cullego. What a striking moral lesson, the course of tho thron in after life pro sents! Il almost verifies the curious ndago ol the old writer, which has been so often controverted, Ihal 'Fortune's first gift to hor favorites is Poverty.' Robert bids mo remember him to you; he would write himself, hut just nnw his time is so completely engrossed with busi ness, that I hardly sco him myself, except at menls. Tell Frederick,' ho says, 'unless ho makes hnsto to get into Congress, thai I shall bo in thu Somite before linn.' For my own pnrt, 1 bohovo ho will, not becau-e I nm partial in my judgement of his power but because tho nrnnns on which they con tend nro 60 different. You northern pnoplo look much loss lo the mcro talent of a candidate thou woof ihp south, and moro to experience and public servic s, tho cnnseqiicnco is that your represents tives are less vehement and forward and in tho whole, perhaps, less eloquent than ours, bin when thoy do speak, their opinions aro ninro delibernto and hnvo greater weight in deciding a question. This, ynu must ob-ervo is not so much my jiidgmont as that of Mr Rallslnn, who is my Pythian Apollo in these mailers ; and very pithy his oroelns are excuso my poor pun. Will you have the kindness to send mo tho 'Three Experiments of living' and Lrt Live' books of which I hoar n great deal also, the newest fashion fur sleeves very antiquated and frightful, they say ii is. Wo con got nnthiug now hero, ciiher in literature or the modes till nn age nfior you, Luvo In our dear father ami mother why will you not induce them to pay us a visit next winter. Give a kiss for me to little Robin, and believe nio over your af fectionate eietsr and friend, Frances Stacev. Dnplessis, Senior j I know nothing of the name you mention.' 'Than I presume,' answered Mr. San borne, co'tlly, you left your memory as well ns your character behind you, when you quilted Queenstown. However I will endeavor lo revive vour rccolrciinn.' Willi these words ho drew from his pock et, n part of on old North Carolina news paper, dated in the year 1020, and proccn ded lo read nu advertisement ottering a Inrge reward for tho apprehension of Ephraim Ravnal, lote postmaster of Queenstown, in that state, who, after having robbed the mail of h ttcrs con taining bills for snvernl thousand dollars. hnd decamped so secretly ns to elude nil search from I he officers of Justice. The noi ico wctit on to give n doscrption of the fugitive, every pari of which, including al- owoncc for increase ol nge, applied with appalling precision, to the shrinking figure before them; when he hod finished, he in quired in the samo calm tone in winch ho had spoken throughout 'What uo yon think of mild long syne, Mr Duplessis ." This personage hesitated for a moment, as if doubtful ol the stand which it would be proper to take: nt length, embarrassed by the fixed, moaning glance with which Ins persecutor regarded hun, he replied hastily that ho perceived the plot a gainst him, to he skillfully contrived, and at his oge, ho preferred rather to submit to their demands than to Eiibicct himself lo tho trouble of nn hnrrnfsing suit. He would, I hereforc recognize the validity ol tho mortgage on condition that they would ngroo lo bury tho whole affair in oblivion. No, my good sir,' answered the tvuitli ornor. 'tins win nut no it is noi suincieni. What more enn you require, Sir?' as ked the old man, earnestly. I have three morn requisitions lo make. Sir, before I can suffer ynu to depart the first is, hnl yru shnll bo reconciled to vour son. Mr Duplessis, junior, whom I understand you have drivon from your linll-'O.' My! Indeed. I do not see of what teres! he can be to you. He is idle.worth- less, and dissipated ' 'The more ore you to be blamed for not educating him in holier principles,' retor ted the olhor. 'All men hnvo not vour capacity of succeeding wilhnul lliem.' Well, well, i Torgivo mm, said the la t her. 'In tho next place, you shall give mc cheek on vour bank, for tho amount of twelve thousand four hundred dollars, be ins? the sum abstracted bv von from the ,nn.l wl.iol, t will .-SC CJI.VL-Veil If) lilO nnrlies robbed.' Any amount of moral degradation the miser would have undergone without a murmur, but this Inst demand touched him to nearly. .His indignation partly real, and partly nlfectcd, wiih a view of try ing ns influence on tho olhor broke forth in a fierce defiance; he declared that they were a couple of infamous cut throats plotting, liko nssa-sins, ngnirst the life nnd reputation of nn unprotected old man ; but they would find themselves very much mUtakcn, if they reckoned upon extorting one cent of his hard emed wealth except lor the purpose ol hanging llirm. Mr Sauborno listened patiently lo this tirade, and m reply contented himself with drawing out ol his pocket book n folded pnper, und pushing il towards him, mere ly saying, 'there is something thai may al lay vour feeling?,' The ci-devant postmaster took it up. opened it. rend n few lines, and laid il down with n shudder. It was a warrant for Ins apprehension, under the alias of Duplessis, 'or by whatever other appello. lion tho snid delinquent might then be known.' Well.' said ho meekly. 'I will sign the check, but nnt lor twelve llnisnnil, surely I only took four, upon my word. 'O ho ! you took four, then, did von? Minute that down, if ynu please, Mr Will mer, it is well lo have the cnnlession trom lis own lips, as otherwise there might be lifficultv in proving tho identity. You forget tho compound interest, Mr Rnynal; nothing swells a small sum so fast as com pound interest, except larceny, Air Rny nal.' Well,' replied Iho latter, resigned on seeing himself inextricably entangled, 'I nm ready to sign.' 'Very good.' answered Mr banborno, and now Sir. my third nnd Inst condition is one that I should think would ho far from distasteful lo ynu. But at all even's it must bo acrcded to. You are required In settle your affairs here as soon as pos sible. and remove with your son from Now England. Tho land must be no longer polluted by your presence. The fioary vil'oin started at. the vehe mence with which this wn9 spuken, but dnred not give utterance to tho curse which rose lo his lips ; lid onlv bowed to signify his assent, and seating himself, tlrow up, reluctantly as if signing his death warrant, the required check, and atlixed his seal to the mortgage, nnd then asked in n faltering tone, il that were all which was required of him. Yes, Mr Rnynal I would sny. Du plessis and ynu may be thankful that ynu have escaped so easily; but for a cir cumstance connected with your son's con dition you could nut havo avoided tho lull measure of your punishment. Furcwoll I wish you nil Iho happiness your ari capablu of oojoying. The wrolciicil man put his hand to ins bead muttered something about sudden ill liens, and departed with a heavy step. When ho wnsgono, the stranger turned to Frederick, ond said 'I fear that I may havo dune wrong in making this sort ol coinposiiion with felony, but' and hero he slopped shorl on observing, the eyes nl Ins companion fixed upon hun with a pu collar, searching expression, Ho bore i-crunity very well for a moment or iwu but liw' face gradually went awry and finding Ins incognito no Inngor socuro, he threw aside tho lalso whiskers that (itr VOIi. XI No. 549 rounded nnd disfigured his face, and stood confessed. Robert I'slmntod Willmer. v,.0i tfmil ttnb. i ho runaway,' nn- swered, ho nnd their hnnds wore instantly clasped in tho warm grasp ot irienuiy un ion. CHAPTER X. Wo nnss over the unminglcd happiness of the Stnccy family on finding themselves nt the s.aino time restored to compntency, and b!osed by the unexpected return of a son nd brother. Wo will suppose mm, mu veiling nfior, seated in tho midst of tho circle of which Frederick ond Ins parent formed a welcome part a hand of his inoibor nnd Btbtor clasped in each of Ins. und all listening with sparkling eyes to tho history of Ins ten years' wanderings and adventures. To transcribe it in his own words, however delightful they mny have been to his nttecuonaic usienurn, would prrbably prove n little tedious: wo will therefore abridge it as follows : When ho determined upon nuitttng col lege, for tho reasons which ho had explain ed in his Idler to his parents, he had very little idea of the course which he should pursue. For fear that his father might be tempted to follow bun, he resolved to keep his plans altogether secret, but not willing to he entirely without means m communion' ing with them, he had exacted of Willmer a promise to make himself ac quainted with Ins family, nnd ho, secretly, Hie medium ol coinmiinicniion uy toci-my. inrr. under cover his letters, and transmit- tin" to him constant accounts of tho situa tion of his parents and sisters. This ex plained satisfactorily, the manner in which his letters arrived with the Boston or Cam bridge postmark, and also how it happened that his remittances generally came eu opportunely. At this part of the narrative nil eyes were turned nn Frederick in surprise, min. gled in Anna's with a little reproach, that having such knowledge of nil iho move ments'of the fugitive, he had yet shown throughout nn appearance of perfect un consciousness. He defended himself fairly on the plea of his solemn promise, and also of the present hnppincss which, ho nrgued, would have been diminished by anticipa tion. His defence was pronounced valid, and Robert proceeded. Ho first bent his course southward, mora from a desire of removing as far as possible from the scene of his early follies, than from any certain design. Travelling, however, with all possible economy u ex hausting tu the purhO ami. as iioucri i was not particularly well filled, he found tni-irna ,1nv at a village in the western pari of South Carolina, completely penni less. Bv good luck, he learned, after numerous inquiries, that a proofreader wns wanted at a considerable printing es tablishment in n neighboring town of some size. He had before been inclined lo sus poet that the press offj.-od the only avail able opening to his talents, but he had never looked, il must bo confessed, to quite so humble a beginning. Recollect ing, however that 'lowliness is young am bition's ladder,' and that food is necessary for the support of life, ho determined to apply for a situation which would at least bring him the latter. His application was successful and ho immediately entered with assiduity upon the duties of his new office. The principal business of tho establishment was the publication of school books, and tho issuing of the leading newspaper of tho country. To tho latter he immediately become a contributor, though under a fictitious signature and it was not long holorc the vigor and originality of his writings brought them into considerable notice. As it was no part of his scherno to o fleet the anonymous any longer than was necessary to cxcitosomc interest & inquiry he soon allowed himself to be discovered, and the editor of tho paper having grown old in tho trammels, and being desirous of retiring from his laborious situation, waa no lces eager to accept tho services of li's young coadjutor, than the latler was to offorUicm. ' Robert accordingly made li is first appearance on the stage of public life as the junior editor of the Queqnstown Speculator and States Gnzette--having, in fact, tho en! ire control, and most of the the profits of the journal his partner re. maining content with tho far greater pro cceds from the 'American First Primer, and the Eastern Hemisphere Arithmetic." The task of conducting a newspaper is, as every body knows, far from being very pleasing or profitable. Robert, however, had many advantages. Ilts journal was a long established one, with a pretty numer ous allowance of old subscribers, old con tnbutnrs, and old advertisements all very desirable in such a business. He was also a stranger and this, though it deprived him of the benefit (generally very small) to bo derived from personal connections, yot loft him without any but political oppo nents, and ihcsn, if not conciliated by his course, wero at least taught to respect him. Ho conducted his paper, of course, on tho princples lo which it had always been devoted, but took enre that it should never injure its own cause by tho ebulbtiuns of party and porsonnl rancor that had some, limes ntaiiied its pages. Ho was too high minded lo descend to abuse, and too wiss to reply to il ; nnd this conduct, if it foiled in satisfying some who wished to seo the rrfl'clinn of their own passions in its col umns, yet excited for him n general and gratifying esteem This was evinced when! about ihren years afterwards, the postmaster of tho town resigned, and Rob. ert Has induced by the ossuranccs of ua- cess from his friends, to apply lor it on which occasion some of lm strongest rec ommendations wero from political adversa ries. Ho wns forlnnoio enniigh to obtain it, and tho salary formed nn addition lo his income, which cnnblod him to resign his post of cdilor never lo him very agreeable. The duties of His now office, though atten ded to with scrupulous industry, did not by any means exhaust his time: and ben.