Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, April 5, 1839, Page 1

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NOT THE GLORY O F C AS S A H HUT THE WELFARE OF ROM E FRIdTy7aP RI1757T839 BY H. B. STACY- VOL. XII IVo. 615 THE MAIDEN'S BUIIIAI M'was summer, and the liiril built in llic Irco That by llto open window grew, find shed The iliadow of its green leave silently And dimly on tlio features of llie dead. Out, ever and nuoii, tlio bird would sing. And llie leaves, shaken by tlio light winds, make A sound as of low voices murmuring ; And then (ho seemed as at some whispered call to wake, As if tho lip on which we gaied, nnd lid, But fur n time, n liltlo lime, forburo Their smile of wonted playfulness, nnd did But fein icpoje, or gently plead Tor mure. The living blush hml not had time to (lco From ihe young clicek,utioc beauty tnock'd decay As, like n rose clioppeil ficli-lilown from tho tree Wheicon it faiicsl grew, blooming in death she lay. 0 death ! as dwell the slnrs in tlio dark sky, The young the loely in thy shadow dwell; Unfell, invisible, but ever nigh ! Winching, as winches by the desert well, Tho tiger, for thy victims, the bliihe crew That quaff itie fount of pleasure and of life, Smitten like blossom, o'er tlio morning dew Has left ihcm warm willi hope, with health nnd gladness rife. We bnre her to the grave, the while the stroke Of ihe deep bell, and, as willi measured pace Wc slowly trod ihcm, tuif and stone awoko Thp low sepulchral crimes of the place. The lime was twi-lixhi; nnd the night bird's wail Was heard in licacu J and the eastern skies Hung out llicir shadows, like a mourner's veil, Dimming llie eurs, as they weie weeping spirit's ejes. Her song is mule ; the worm has fed upon Tin- ruses of her cheek, nnd sliartd her fhrottd J Her sweet bie.nli is a peifuino shed find gonej And hrr angelic bc.iuiv, like a cloud That fides fiom gloiy into il.nkue-'s, dwells But in rcuieuilii unco; n niilu siune, o'ergrown Willi moss and weeds of cheerless venture, tells, But all unheeded, whcic sIib moulders low nnd lone. 'Bring flowers!' hul nipped untimely by the wind, And gathered where no cje has seen ihem i-pring; And dew diops bring in lli'fiir pale cups enshrined, And strew lliem on her gnue; and horn llie siring, Tourhcd by some gentle hand, a requiem wake ; Then leave her lo her lonely place of rest, Till lold bv nngel voices to forsake The dust, the daiksouie couch, no lovelier form luii prcst. THE DEED OF SEPARATION. Emma Wilmot, a blooming sprightly young lady of eighteen, was reading the newspaper to her mother nnd uncle, in llie boudoir of llie former, nnd linil just finished the account of on alarming fire in London. 'Uncle,' "I think there are very few sights that you have not 6cen ; pray were you ever present at d tremendous fire ?' 4Yes, Emma,' replied Mnjor Ilurvey, 4 I was once present nt a fire tremendous enough to gratify n young lady's taste fur horrors ; it was the most awful description of fire because it was the work of an incen diary, and combustibles had been laid lo give its progress additional rapidity. It was not a London fire either, where the spring of a wntchmnn's rn tlio acts as tho wave of an enchanter's wand in procuring ngines and assiotanco from every quarter. It took place in a retired country situation, ten miles from any town, and to sum up the horrors, it wus at the house of my most dear and valued friends.' 'Will you tell me the particulars, uncle?' raid Emnn: 'thaiisif it will not make you gad to do so.' 'It will not make me sad, Emma, for that fire is connected with the most pleas urable event in my life, and mo?! happy nm I, for iho sake of my friends, thai it look place !' 'Perhnp' your friends were poor,' said Emma, had insured their house much be yond its value, and were glad of the addi tional money.' 'No, Emma, you are wrong : the house of my friend was certainly insured, but tho (insurance was beneatn its and they ,;iaViiru"iryV.'.,.lnl;'s" u)'"use and ornament, endeared lo Ihetn by circumstances, and which no money could replace ; however, they found an article more precious than any they had lost.' O, now I guess tho mystery they dis covered a concealed treasure in the ruins.' 'You are at once right and wrong : they -certainly gained a treasure, or rather they regained it, fur they bad pocucusod it once, and wantonly cast it away.' Now uncle, you speak iu riddles pray tell me tho story.' Major llervoy looked nt lady Wilmot, -who gave a smile and a nod of assent, and '4ic began his narrative. About twenty years ago, I went to pay n visit to a young married couple, for whom 5 had a sincere regard : they lived in a (beautiful country house, eurrounded by -epacious grounds. It was spring ; the whole neighborhood seemed one 6heot of blossom, and the clustering branches of the lilac and laburnum, gave beauty and fra graucc to my walk through Ihe avenue leading to the residence of sir Edgar and lady Falkland. They were young, hand some, wealthy intelligent, and yet my visit to them was of a melancholy nature. Thoy did not livo happily together. They hod decided on a separation, and the purpose of my journey was lo inspect and witness e deed of separate maintenance.' 4How very shocking !' said Emma, 'no thing can justify the separation of a mar ried couple.' I uu uui ugicv Willi m mum, my UCar, eaid her uncle; 'there may be circumstan ces which justify this painful measure -. but such were not tho circumstances of my friends; tho moral conduct of each was unimpcachaole, anu nicy were ireo Irom extravagance and dissipation ; but thoy were unfortunately too much alike in some respects whoro it would have been most desirable that they bhould differ; thoy were both haughty, exacting, irrilnblc. impatient of slights, and nervously percep tible of slights whoro no one else would have seen (Item. I think tho faults were as nearly as possible equal to each 6idc. The lady complained ol a want of the at tent ions of a lover in her husband, and the gentleman complained that his wife would would not condescend lo dress, sing, or smile, for his gratification alone, as she was wont to do in the days of courtship. They became contradictory, peviBh, nnd sullen, and a total want of confidence en sued on every affair of life, whether trifling or important.' 'How different from tuy dear father nnd mother,' said Emma, 'who can never keep any thing a moment from each olhor.' ' Tho confidence which they withheld from each other,' pursued Major Hervey, they reposed in various quartets, and sev eral of the friends thus injudiciously distin guished made, use of tho idle and common place place phrase, 'When married people cannot live happily together, it is best for them lo separate.' This advice had an ef fect which sounder advice often fails in producing. It wos accepted by each of the parlio3, and carried into execution. An eminent lawyer was directed to pre pare a deed of separation, nnd, when once signed and witnessed, lady Falkland was to quit tho residence of her husband, and to return to that of her parents. My friends, as you may imagine, were not sit ting together. I was shown into the study of sir Edgar, nnd I spared no pains or ar guments to persuade him to reconsider his determination, nnd to endeavor to bear with the little imperfections of I is wife, and to persuade her to bear with his own. Ho would not, however, admit that ho had given her any provocation ; ho seemed thoroughly convinced of her coldness nnd want of attachment to him. After some cross questioning, I succeeded in getting him to allow thnt he was occasionally n little irritable; but such irritability, he said would soon disappear, were it not kept alive by the provoking and taunting re marks of his wife.' 'He should have been married to such a woman as my dear mamn ; she is so mild and patient that she would soften the most irritable temper in tho world.' 'Do not praise your mother quite so en thusiastically, my dear.' said lady Wilmot, smiling ; it is almost as bad as praising yourself.' 'When I found,' continued the major, that nil my persuasions wcro in vain, I was obliged tacitly to consent to the introduc tion of Mr. Chambers, the lawyer, with the deed of separation : ho prot'iifvl i '! document out of a tin box, which ap peared lo mo more fatal than the box of Pandora, since hope could not be supposed to repose at the bottom of it. When Ihe deed was read to me, I could not but do justice to the liberality of Edgar ; the for tune brought to him by his wito was Email, and had been settled on herself for pin money, but the allowance he proposed to make lo her was large, even in proportion to his extensive income. Ho expressed every wish for her comfort and happiness. Her father nnd mother wcro to come lo I ho hall on the ensuing day to witness the deed of separnlion, and to take their daugh. ler home. lie asked me whether I thought they would be satisfied with the liberality of his provision for her, and I hesitatingly answered in tho affirmative ; although knowing their kind, tender, nnd feeling natures, my very heart was wtung at the anticipation of their visit. I proceeded from sir Edgar's apartment to that of Lady Faklatu! and vainly hoped that I might be more successful with her than I had been with her husband. I had known and loved her from her earliest youth ; I had stood by ihe altnr when her hand was joined with that of Sir Edgar, and deep was my sor row to think tlml aught but death should dissolve that holy union. But I could not benjJ.or wtv:." .anV'WrV' spfrttr ,cf?ne was undervalued,' sho said 'sho was de spised by her husband; she hnd always met with fondness and affection under the roof of her parents, and thither she would re turn.1 I wished hor to request a private interview with Sir Edgar: this sho declin ed. She had not seen him for many weeks except iu tho presence of a third person ; but she promised me that in honor of my arrival, sho would dine at the table that day. It was a formal and melancholy din ner, and Mr. Chambers, who made the fourth part of our little parly was the only unembarrassed person among us.' 'O that terrible lawyer !' said Emma, 'how I should have detested the sight of him.' Then you would have felt vory unjustly, my deur girl,' said Major Ilcrvey; 'he was a worthy and upright man ; ho could not refuse to draw up the deed in question, when required to do bo; and as ho was only professionally acquainted with sir Ed gar and lady Falkland, and not a private Mend of either party, it would have been unreasonable to expect that ho should look very unhappy about the matter. Wo aro apt to exact too much from lawyers and medical men ; wo should reflect that long familiarity with scenes of distress, if it fail to harden the feelings, will at all events subdue the outward expression of Ihcm. i ncy gnovo liko oilier men for tho misfor tunes of their friends and relatives: but if they hive a tribute of ardent sympathy to mo euuurings ol every client or patient, they would be living in a sloto of porpotual excitement, highly unfavorable to thu cool deliberate t-olt possesion 60 requisite in each of their professions. Lady Falkland quitted us soon after dinner. Mr. Cham bers and I joined her in tho drawing room, but sir Edgar retired to his study. Lady Falkland was sad and silent; in fact, the wholo room presented a gloomy nnnear- onco: her harp and piano woro in packing cases ready for removal ; a table near the window , which used to be covered with engravings, books in gay bindings, nnd a splendid album, was now despoiled of all its ornaments : her writing desk and work box were not in their accustomed places, nnd a beautiful portrait of herself, taken before her marriage wns romovtd. Mr. Chambers retired early. I mado one more nllotnpl to work on the feelings of Lady Falkland. I even appealed to the weakness of hor character, by endeavoring to represent lo her the consequence nnd responsibility of the situation bIio was de serting, and the insignificant station in so ciety held by a separated wife; but lady Falkland was not worldly nor ambitious she was only vain and exacting bIio per sovcred in her resolution, and I sorrowfully bado her good night. All that now re maincd in my power, was fervently to en treat the heavenly disposer of events to to change tho proud hearts of theso young people, nnd lend them dgnin to find happi ness in each other. I remained wrapt in thought for nbout an hour, looking with dread to the events tho morrow, and nt length fell nslecp. I agnin awoko ; it was still dark, and 1 wns immediately sensible of a smell of fire. I was greatly alarmed : several fires had lately taken place in that neigh borhood which wcro supposed to be the work of a man of low character and habits, who had rendered himself offensive to ma ny of tho surrounding families, and this man, the garrulous old steward had inform cd me on the preceding day, had been threatened by sir Edgar with a prosecution for pouching, and ho had been heard to say ho would be revenged on him. I instantly aroused sir Edgar ; wc gave tho alarm lo the servants, and finding the fire hnd only reached a part of the building, and that wc had plenty of tunc for our operations, I dismissed 6omc of them to the neighbor ing farm houses for assistance, and employ od others lo rescue wahtever wus most valu able and important from the flames. First of all, however, I spoke to lady f alkland's own maid, telling her to nwa I'cn her gently and quietly, lo explain to her that the flames were yet far from the part ol tho houso whore she elepl ; and having assisted her (o dress, to conduct her to a large covered summer house at the bottom of the garden, where I desired nil the females of the family to assemble for the present. Sir Edgar and I were active for some time in directing the labors of the servants, who removed many articles from the house. At length the flames spread with such rapidity that we were compelled to desist, and I walked lmvn in iim sum mer. houso to console and reassure Lady Falkland, Imagine my surpriso at discov enng she was not there. Her maid in formed me thnt on entering her room she found it vacant, her bed hod not been slept on, nor were any of her clothes lo be did covered; it was evident that she had been awake and was sitting up at tho time of the alarm, nnd had provided Jcr her own safely by flight. 'I must say that I felt more angry with Lady Falkland than terrified about her, for I supposed that, unwilling to identify herself with the interests of her household, or to run the risk of any communication with the husband she was about to leave, dio had sought refuge in one of the farm houses in tho vicinity. I thought it right, however, to inform Sir Edgar of her ab sonco, and was returning to the front of the houso with that purpose, when I was Mar lied by a piercing shriek from Lady Falk land's maid, who followed me. I looked up in the direction to which she pointed, and at tho window of a little apartment above tho drawin g-room, what tvas my horror to behold Lady Falkland makino despairing signs for assistance ! This little room had been n great favorilo with Sir Edgar nnd herself duiing the early months of their marriage, on account of the exlcn. sive prospect it commanded; sho hnd fitted it up wTTiJ' JniJf shelve, a guitar, and paint ing materials, and they' pBizvyl much of their time there. It afterwards appeared' that, unable lo sleep, tho idea had struck Lady Falkland, that she would take n lasi farewell of this room, endeared by so many early nnd tender remembrances; she sat down on a low ottoman there, her own peculiar seat, rosted her head on the chair usually occupied by Sir Edgar, and gave vent to her grief in repeated and passionalo sobs, till at length she fell into that dull and heavy sleep so often tho result of con. linucd weeping. 'She awoke to a sccno of awful danger ; shn attempted to open (he door, but tho flames and smoke that assailed her, imme diately drove her to the window; it was two stories from the ground death would bo the result of an endeavor to lenp from it. Oiiq of the servants immediately ran to a neighboring farm, where he said was a ladder of sufficient length to reach tho window ; but how poor appeared this prospect of relief, when the danger was so immediate and imminent ! The staircaso was in flames; who could venture to ascend it? I offered largo pecuniary rewards to tho person who should savo her lifo. One of tho under-gardoners, tempted by my munificence, advanced a few steps into the house, and then returned. 'I shall be suffocated in tho attempt, he said, 'and what will become of my widow and fatherless children." 'At that moment Sir Edgar, who had been giving directions in a different part of tho premises, made his appearance, and, mora by gestures than by words, wc point ed out to him the situation of his wife. I shall never forget his agonized cry of dis tress; but ho did not waste a moment in deliberation; ho snatched from mo my mil itary cloak, and rushed into tho houso. The old stownrd, who had been in tho fam ily at tho time of his birth, endeavored to hold him back. You nro rushing tti certnin dcnlh, dear Sir Edgar,' ho cried; 'prny return.' But Sir Edgar shook him off. '1 will save her life,' ho exclaimed, 'or lose my own in tho attempt;' nnd in nnothor moment he disnppenred up the blazing stair case. I hod scarcely timo to hope", before Lady Falkland gave tnc fresh cnusc for alarm. Tho flames wcro approaching rapidly to the placo where she blood; she evidently contemplated the despcralo mens ure ol a leap from the window ; and I was shuddoring at the idea of speedily beholding her tnonglcd form, when I saw "her drawn back by n strong hand. Sir Edgar wrap, ped the clonk around her, nnd carried her from the window. Onco more 1 ventured to bronthe;.as Sir Edgnr had ascended tho staircase without material injury, I trusted that ho might descend it in the same man manner; but at that moment the event 60 long anticipated took placo the staircase fell in with a tremendous crash, and all hopes or retreat were cut off. A dreadful and inevitable death seemed now tho por lion of these young people; but there was a melancholy consolation in the idea that thoy would die clasped in each othor'snrms, and exchanging mutual nssurnnco of for giveness. My head began to swim, and my eyes to feel dim nnd I wbb on the point of sinking to tho ground, when loud shout ing voices nenr mo nroused mo to percep tion: n parly of men wcro approaching, benring the expected ladder, and headed by Dennis O'Flaherty, on Irish laborer at the farm. Even at this moment tho tho'l passcu tnrougl) my mind of the stranro manner iu which we estimate the value of a person according to the existence of locnl circumstnnccs. I hnd frequently during my visits at the hall, conversed with Dennis O I'lahorty. and amused myself much with his brogue, his blunders, and his uncouth manners. I knew him to be an honest and good-natured fellow, but it hnd never en- LcreiLinlo my hend that ho could nossiblv bo of usi! to inc in any other point of view than ns n person to be laughed at; but, now, when I contemplated his nthlolic frame, his muscular limbs, nnd his bold bearing, I felt that the most gifted genius, or tho most polished cuurtier of tho age, would be an object of inferior consequence in my eyes to Dennis O'Flaherty, and the sweetest music would have been less de lighlful to my ears than the poworful urogue wind) made Kscll heard abovTj all the uproar, in vehement commands lo his companions to 'waste no timo, but set up the Inddor quick and steady.' It was speedily put up under Dennis's direction ; he wo-i ut i tio top in a moment. Sfr Edgar lii-posited thti r.'miiifj iuoy FuiifiouU ;, his arms; he speedily bore hor down, and Sir Edgar followed in safely. Threo loud cheers broke from the assembled spectators as lie reacted the ground. I could not join in their acclamations, but I silently and fervently offered up a thanksgiving lo Heaven for the preservation ofmy "dear young friemli, and a prayer that tho cir cutnsiances oltending it might have n ben eficial effect n their. future lives. Lady Falkland wac not hurt by Ihe flames, al though wooing and historical through alarm; she wis immediately borne to the farm, and mclical assistance was procured for her. Sir Edgar had not escaped so well; he wat severely scorched, nnd in great pain, bit in the midst of his sufferings ho could not refrain from telling mo of his hnppiness, The few minutes that elapsed between his entrance into Lady Falkland's room, and the arrival of the ladder, had passed in mutual entreaties for pardon, in tho most tenter interchange of protesta tions of affection, and in lamenlntions over their too pnbablc separation from each other by deal), although they had so re ccntly desirei to affect a sepcration in life. At length tin medical man, having left Lady Falkland, took Sir Edgar under his care, and imncdiatcly silenced his trans ports by a composing draught; fire-engines arrived from the country town, and in a few hours llu house had ceased to blaze; presenting, lowevcr, a lamentable fueei.". s.p-nf blp.V'.eu-'anumTrtt'ing rnins. 'Morning camo, the father nnd mother of Lady Falklaid were expeclcd, and I rode to meet itht'iJ, anxious to acquaint them with the happy chango in the prospects of their daughter; they were astonished that I should greet them with a smile, still more so when I described tho tremendous scene of the prcceedng night, which seemed lit. tic calculated o excite such a token ol pleasure but most grateful were they when I had tiiHhed my story, nnd frequent. ly did they retirn thanks lo the gracious Lord, who hndthus wonderfully nnd mys teriously wrouht good ou'. of evil. I led them h the farm whoro they fond ly embraced tieir beloved daughter; she was sitting bythc bedside of her husband, who, when nolongor supported by lompor. nry cxcitomeii; was sintering 6cvoreiy from tho effeck of his hurts, nnd a tender and affecting s:euo ensued. When I left (he room, I eniountored Mr Chamber, tho lawyer. 1 am oxcecongly sorry,' ho said to me, with a look of loleful apology, 'but I have reason to fear tint the deed of separation has been destroyed in the flames.' Ho much Hit better,' 1 replied, cheer fully; 'Sir Edgir and Lady Falkland are now happily riconciled, nnd tho deed of soparntion, ovei if recovered, would be no bettor man warn paper.' Pardon mo .JlBtor, said he, with n pro voking curve ol the lip; 'you can only con jecturo Hint po'niwo lawyers aro not lo bo satislicu exopt with proofs, anu nine aluno can prove that tho deed will bo again required.' 'I was glad tc escape from this doubting gonllomau to llu clamorous rejoicing? and congrntulationsof Dennis O'Flaherty, I gave him a sun of money, which Sir Edgar afterwards tretled, and i resolved in my own mind never to laugh at his blunders again, since Ik had bo happily refrained' from blundering in a enso of life nnd denth. Lady Falkland ntlonded her husband willi tho most unremitting tenderness nnd nssi duity during nn illness of several weeks; on his recovery they passed some months in trnvclling, nnd neither ofthom mado nny complaints or want of attention on the part of the olhor. Tho houso was rebuilt exactly in the samo form, but it was more uttroctivo to my eyes than it hnd over been, lor it had now becomo a 'Mansion of t'caco.' 'And do you really think it possible, uncle,1 said Emma, 'that n couple who were onco on the verge orscpnrntiun, could be thoroughly hnppy afterwards'1 'It is not onlv nossiblo. but it U imn' said Major Ilcrvey; 'they are ore ns happy minim, us your own dear lather and mother.' 'Now, uncle. I cannot bolievn vou: I shall be like vour scentical friend. Mr Ghambcrs, only satisfied with proofs.' 'Then I will give you a proof, Emma, which will be quito satisfactory even to the sceptical Mr. Chambers ; it is of your own dear father and mother I have been speak ing.' Emma cast a wondering, incredulous giancc townrus licr mollicr. 'Surely my uncle is jesting?' said sho. 'No, my love,' answered Ladv Wilmot: 'he has given you, under imaginary names, a narrative of fncts. The awful scene look place twenty yenrs ngo on this very ile, and the room where wo nre now sit ting answers to thu one in which I stood, momentarily expecting n pniufi'.l and violent iicatii, anu slir.nking from the idea of ap penring uciore my Urcator with a spirit irrlaled by angry pride, and a conscience buidencd with too neglect of my duties a wife and ns n Christian. I trust that by the assistance of Providence I have been enabled to correct the faults of mv temncr. and most hnppy, my dear Emma, am I lo say, mat I have never observed any indi cations of the same imperious and exacting disposition in you; but in case nny futuie alteration in your situation should bring to light Jclecls in your temper hitherto tin known, I am glad that your uncle has told you these particulars of tho early wedded life -or myself nnd your rather. Your choice, I trust will be cautious and prudent; but that choice once made, consider thnt it is equally your duly nnd interest to bear patiently with the foibles of tho object of it, anu ever remember that the bonds you assume are not merely light and temporary ties, out aro to be worn by yoursclr, and by the husband of your selection, in fidelity nod constancy, 'so los a yo both dlmi) live.' ia.nkee bi'iniT. An American brig, belonging to Portsmouth, N. H., was once in Demerara, discharging her caro. when sho was boardrd by a boat from a gun brig lying at nncnor at no great distance. The crew was mustered nnd 1 heir prolcctions examined, nnd one New Hampshire bov. ofa noblo and fearless spirit, and though young in years, of a vigorous frame, was ordered into tho boat. He peremptorily refused to obey the order. Tho officer, in a great rage, collared iho youthful seaman, but was instantly laid sprawling by a well directed blow of his fist. Tho boat's crew rushed to tho assistance of their officer. and Ihe spirited American was finally over powered, pinioned, thrown into the boat, nnd convoyed on board the Uritish brig. The lieutenant complained to his command ing othcer of the insult ho had received from the ttulwart Yankee, und liis bat tcred face corroborated his statement. The commander at once decided that such insolence demanded exemplarv punishment. nnd that the young Yankee required on his ursi ciiirnucu into mo service, n esson which might be of iis-o lo him hereafter. Accordingly, Ihe offender was lashed to a gun by thu inhuman satellites of lyrnny, and his back was bared to the lash. Before a blow wns struck, ho rPi'Vitu'n'is decla"r vtlofrin'nt he was nn American citizen, and Iho sworn foo of tyrants. Ho demanded his release and assured the Captain in the most solemn nnd impressive manner," that if he persisted in punishing him like the vilest malefactor, for vindicating his rights as nn American citizen, the act would never be forgotten but that his re venge would be certain nnd terrible. The Captain laughed at what he regarded nn impotent menace and gave signal to Ihe boatswain's mate. Tho white skin of tho young American was soon cruelly mangled, and the blows fell thick and heavily on the quivering flesh. He bore ilia infliction of the barbarous punishment without a mur mur or a groan; and when the signal was given for thu executioner lo cease, although thu skin wns hanging in stripes on his back, which was thickly covered with eluded blood, he showed no dispositon to faullcr or lo faint. His face was some what pnlcr that it was wont to be but his hps were compressed, nsifho was summon ing determination to aid, nnd his dark eyes shut forth n brilliunt gleam, showing that his spirit was bent on revenge, even if his lifo should bo (he forfeit. His bonds were loosened, nnd he arose from his humiliating posture. Ho glared fiercely nroiind, Thu Captain was bland, ing within n few paces of him, with n tic. momnc grin upon his fenturcs, as if he en joyed lo thu bottom of his soul the disgrnco nnd toriurcs inflicted on tho poor Yankee. Tho hapless sufferer enw that smilo of ex ul I n t ion and that moment decided tho fate of his oppressor. With the activity, the ferocity nnd nlmost Iho strength of n tiger, Iho mutilated American sprang upon tho tyrant, and grasped him where he stood, surrounded by his officers, who, for thu mo. mcnt seemed paralyzed willi astonishment and beforo they could recover their 6on6Cs and hasten to tho assistance of their commuiider, the flonucd American had boroo him to the gangway, and then clutch. ing him by tho throat with ono hand, and firmly embracing him with tho other, des pilo his struggles, he leaped with him into the turpid waters of the Demarnra I They parted to rcccivo tho tyrant and his victim then closed over them, and neither woro over afterwards seen, Both had passed to their last account -Unnnointcd, tinaneled, With nil their imperfections on their heads," nut a brighter dny has downed upon tho Uritish navy. The odious system of im pressment is abolished never ngnin, I hope, lo be adopted. Boilrm Cultivator. LOWER CANADA. Tho Montreal Gazette of Tuesday tlio 10th contains an ordinanco enacted by tho Special Council, and approved by Sir John Colborne, establishing regulations respect ing aliens coming into, or residing in, tho province. It is very long, containing 32 sections, nndoccupying nearly fourcolumns of the Gazette, The firet section makes it the duly of all masters of vessels arriving nt any port of tho province from sea, to report the number and names of all foreigners on board. The second imposes a penalty of 10 for every roreigncr in case of neglect by tho master to make such report, The third requires all aliens so arriving to report themselves, immediately after arrival lo the collector or other chief ofH cer of the customs. The fourth requires all aliens coming into the proyinco by land, to report them selves immediately lo tho nearest justice of the peace. The fifth requires all resident aliens who have come into the province since the 1st of January 1830, to report themselves with in 60 days from tho issuing of the ordi nance to clerk of the peace for the district in which they reside. The sixth authorises the expulsion of aliens refusing or neglecting to report themselves or making false reports. Aliens refusing to depart nfier being required to do so, shall be transported lor life. Tho seventh provides for the giving of certificates to aliens who shall duly report themselves. The eight excepts mariners of vessels from the operation of the preceding sec tions; bnt a certificate must be given by the master, to the collector &c, of the fact that they nre mariners, serving on board tho vessels &c. Tho ninth directs tho collectors nnd jus tices or mo peace to receive the declara tions of aliens, nnd transmit the 33tne to tho district clerks. The tenth nulhorizes justices of the peaco to arrest nliens who may have been order ed to leave the province and may havo neglected or refuted. The eleventh provides for the trial and transportation of such aliens. The twelfth authorizes justices of tho peace to demmd from aliens Ihe exhibition of their certificates, and in default thereof or for other good cause, to arrest and com mit them. Tho thirteenth regulates the conduct of housekeepers having aliens resident in their dwelling houses. The fourteenth provides for the trial of parlies who forge or alter alien certificates, or falsely pretend to be Ihe persons describ ed therein. The fifteenth authorises iustices of Iho court of queen's bench lo admit aliens la ban. The sixteenth sives tho samo lower to justices of the peace', by war Mil from tho ovcrnor. The seventeenth declnes the modo in which aliens shall be odcred and sent out of the province. 1 ho eighteenth aards punishment by deatli to such aliens as shall be found in the nrnvirtiit uitVr sentence of transnorta- tion. The nineteenth authorises the governor to designate the place of transportation. The twentieth empowers justices of tho peace, on requisition from tho governor, to call upon resident aliens lo take the oniii. of allegiance, nnd n neglect or refusal by such aliens, subjects them to all the provi sions of the ordinance whatever may have been iho length of thoir roeidenco. " The twenty-first excepts aliens under 14 years of age. The next five sections contain various provisions, regulating tho manner of enfor cing the ordinance. The twonty-sovonth authorizes iho gov ernor, by proclamation, to designate places at which only shall nliens bo nllowed tu enter the province by land ; and to appoint officers at such places, who shall receive the declarations of nliens, nnd grant lliem passports which shall specify llie places lo winch the aliens are , going nnd Iho timo nllowed for them to go thereto And within three hours nfter arrival at such places the aliens must exhibit their pass, ports to a justice or the peace or other per son appointed on pain of imprisonment lor one month. The twenty eighth authorizes tho arrest and detention of nny alien, when it shall bo declared by the Special Council that tho removal ol such nlicu out oflhc province would bo dangerous lo its. security. Tho twenty ninth disposes of tho fines levied under thu ordinanco. The thirtieth directs nn abstract of tho ordinance, in French and English, to bo publicly affixed iu such places as strangers tisunlly pass through on entering tho prov inceand that it shall othcrwiso bo brought to tho knowledge of parties interested. The thirty first limits tho operation of tho ordinanco to tho ltl of November 10-12. Tho thirty second repeals a former ordi 1 nance,

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