Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, May 29, 1840, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated May 29, 1840 Page 1
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NOT THE G L O It Y OF CJJSA It O M u Blf X. B. STACY. jaVIA4i AND TAKING. K110M Tlir. Sl'ANISlI. Finer for kilng yon, my mother (Dailies ami m'oMs mc'nll tliuiliy, Let me have ii qniclJy (jiiiulily (live mu Lack my ki.M, 1 pray. Do she ki'Ojn soffrcat u tiiiniilt, Cliules K) !liiii'ly Io0k so grave Do my love to lilf:ie my molher Uiv'e mo bad: tliu Ui--, I gave. Out upon you out upon you One vofi trnvc, but two you take, Givo mb l ac!; the two my tlarlfnir, Give ilium for my mother'. siUo TRINITV COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, EUGLAND. l'OUTV YUARS AGO. It was a lovely morning; a remittance had arrived in the very nick of time; my two horses, were in excellent condition ; jitid 1 resolved u ith a college chum, to put in execution a long cherished scheme ot driving to London tandem. We sent our horses forward, got others at Cambridge, ond tossing Algebra and Anacharsis "to the dogs," started in high spirits. Wo ran up to London in style, went ball pitch to the play, and after a quiet breakfast at the St. .lames' set out with my two horses upon a dashing drive through the west cud of the town. We were turning down the Haymarkct, when whom, to my ut ter horror and consternation, should I see crossing to meet us, but my old warm hearted, but severe and peppery uncle, Sir, Thomas To escape was impossible. A cart be fore, and two carriages behind, made us stationary ; and 1 mentally resigned all idea of ever succeeding to his five thou sand per annum. Up he came. " II'"hat, can 1 believe my eyes? George, what the do you here? Tan dem, too, by ." I leave blanks for the significant ac companiments which dropped from his mouth, like pearls and rubies in thctairy lale, when he was in passion. I have it, thought I, as an idea crossed my mind, which I resolved to follow. I looked right and left, as if it was not possible it could he me he was addressing. "What, not know me, you young dog? Dont you know your uncle ! Why, sir, in the name ol common sense pshaw i you've done with that. Why, in name, ain't you at Cambridge?" "At Cambridge, sir?" said I. "At Cambridge, sir," he repeated: mimicking my affected astonishment. "Vhv,L suppose you never were at Cam bridge. O, you young spendthrift ; this, is the manner you dispose of my allow ance Is this the way you read hard, you ug proJligate, you young you- " S si he was getting energetic, I be gan be apprehensive of a scene ; anil resolved to drop the curtain at once, "Really, sir," said I, with as brazen a look as 1 could summon upon emergency "I havo not the honor of your acquaint ance." His largo eves assumed a fixed stare of astonishment. "1 must ennfes vou havo the advantage of me. Excuse ine, but to inv knowledge 1 never saw you before." A torrent I perceived was coming. "iUii.Ko no apologies, tliey are unnecessary. Your next rencontre will, 'I hope, be more unfortunate, though you finding your country cousin in London, is like looking for a needle in a bundle of hay. Bye, bye, old buck." The cart was removed, and I drove ofl", yet not without seeing him, in a paroxysm of rage, half frightful, half ludicrous, toss his hat on the ground, hearing him ex claim, "He disowns me! the jackana pes; disowns his own uncle, by ." Poor Philip Chichester's look of amaze ment at this finished stroke of impudence is present, utthis instant, to my memory. I think 1 see his face, which at no time, had more expression than a turnip, as sume the air of a pensive simpleton, tVun viautmi anl rc.vr.. whir.li lin sn nCtou iiiwl so successfully exhibited over an incom- prohensililo problem in " Principe. 'Woll you've done it. Dished comple tely. What could induce you be such a blockhead," said he. "Tho family of tho blockheads, my dear Phil," 1 replied, "is far too credi tably established in society to render their alliance disgraceful. I'm proud to belong to so prevailing n party." "Pshaw, this is no time for joking. What's to bo done?" "Why, when does a man want a joke, Phil, but when bo is in trouble ? Howev er, adieu to badinage, and hey for Cam bridge instantly." "Cambridge ?" "In tho twinkling of an eye not a mo ment to be lost. My uncle will post there with four horses instantly, and my only chance of avoiding that romantic misfor tune of being cut off with a shilling is to ho thcr foro him." Wit online tho bill at tho in, or makr lo arrangement, wo dashed hack t abridge. Never shall 1 for got tin- ..lental anxiety I endured on nn way there. Every thing was against us. A heavy rain had fallen in tho night, and the roads were wretched the traces broke, turnpike gates were shut, droves ol shcop and carts impeded our progress, in spite of all theso obstacles we reached the college in less man six Hours. "Has Sir Thomas been hero?" said 1 to tho porter, with an agitation I could not conceal. "No, Sir." Phil thanked God an took courago. "If he does, tell him so and so," said I giving veracious Thoniashis instructions, and putting a guinea into his hand to sharpen his memory. " Phil, my dear fellow, don't show your face out of college for this fortnight. " You twig; God bless you. 1 had hardly time to get to my room to have my toga and trenchers beside mo Mowton and Aristotle boloro me, optics, mechanics, and hydrostatics strewed a rouud in learned profusion, when my un cle drove up to the gate. "Porter, 1 want to see Mr. ," said, lio ; "is ho in his rooms ?" "Yes, sir; 1 saw him take a heap of books there ten minutes ago." This was not the first bouncer, the Es sence of Truth, as Thomas was known through college, had told lor me ; nor the last ho got well paid for. "Ay, very likely ; reads very hard, 1 dare sav." "No doubt of that, I believe, sir,"said Thomas, as bold as brass. You audacious fellow ! How dare you look me in the face and tell me such a deliberate falsehood? You know he is not in college." "Not in college, sir! as 1 hope" "None of your hopes or fears to me. Snow me his rooms. If two hours ago I did not see . See him ; yes, I've seen him ; and he's seen the last of me." Ho had now reached my rooms, and never shall I forget his look of astonish ment, of amazement, bordoiingon incre dulity, when L calmly came forward, took his hand, and welcomed him to Cain bridge. My dear sir, how are you what luc ky wind has blown you here?" "What, George ! what why 1 can't believe my eyes." "How happy I am to see you ! I con tinued ; "how kind of you to come ; how well you're looking." "J low people maybe deceived! My dear George, (speaking rapidly,) 1 met 1 fellow in a tandem, in the Ilaymarket, so like you in every paiticular, that I hailed him at once. The puppy disowned me affected to cut a joke and drove ofl. Never was I more taken oil my stilts. 1 came down directly, with four postliorses, to tell your tutor to tell the muster to tell all the college, that 1 would have nothing more to do with you; that I would be responsible for your debts no longer ; to enclose you fifty pounds and disown you lorover. "My dear sir, how singular !" " lingular ! 1 wonder at perjury no longer, for my part, 1 would have gone into any court of justice and havo taken mv oath it was you. 1 never saw such a likeness. Your father and the fellow's mother were acquainted, or I'm mistaken The air, the height, tho voice, all but the manner, and that was not yours No, no, you never would have treated your old uncle so." "How rejoiced I am that"' "Rejoiced so am 1. 1 would not but have been undeceived for a thousand guin cas. Nothing but seeing vou here so quiet, so studious, surrounded by prob li'tns, would have convinced me. Eeod! 1 can't tell vou how 1 was startled. 1 had been told some queer stories, to be sure about vour Cambridge etiquette. 1 heard that two Cambridge nien.one ol St. John's the other ol I rinitv, had met on the tot of Vesuvius, and that, though they knew each other by sight and reputation, yet never having been lormally introduced like two simpletons they looked at each other in silence, and lelt the mountain separately and without speaking ; and that cracked fellow commonor Meadows, had shown me a caricature, taken from the life, representing a Cambridge man drown ing, anil another gownsman standing on tllu blink exclaiming, 'Oh ! that J had tno nonor id no imrouuceii to that man that 1 might have taken the liberty of sav inghmi !' but, it, thought I, he neve would carry it so far with his own uncle 1 never heard your lather was a gay man (continued ho, musing,) yet as you sit in that light, the likeness is . 1 mov cd instantly, "lint it s impossible, you know us impossible. Come, my dc; fellow come : 1 must get some dinner. Who could ho bo? Never were two peo pie more alike !" Wo dined at the inn, and spent tho eve ning together ; and instead of the fifty tno last rirrv, no generously gave mo a draft for double tho amount, lie left Cambridge tho next morning, and his last words were, as he entered Ins carriage "My brother was a handsome man, and there was a lady Somebody, who, the world said, was partial to mm. Sho may have ii son. Most surprising likeness. u on mess you. lioail Hard, you young dog remember. Likeas two brothers!" I never saw him again. Hisdeatli.which happened afowmonths after ward, in consequence of his being hit in a bet contracted when ho was u "little elevated," left mo heir to his fine estate ; I wish I could add to his many and uoblo virtues. I do not attempt to paliato deception. It is always criminal. But, I am sure, no severity, no reprimand no reproaches would havo had half tho FRIDAY, X. effect which his kindness, his conlidonc and his Generosity wrought on me reformed mo thoroughly at once. I d notseu London again till I had graduated and if mv degree was unaccompanied I brilliant honors, it did not disgrace tn uncle's liberalitvor his name. Man years have elapsed since our last intei view ; but I never relied on it withoi pain and pleasure pain, that our la interview on earth should have been ma ked bv the grossest docontion : and nlo; sure, that die serious reflections is awal ened cured mo forever of till wish to d ceivo, and made the open and straigh forward path ol lilu that ot An Qui Srunnxr. THE SAILOR and tiic ACTRES "When I was a noor girl," said tl duchess of St. Albans, " working ve haul for mylllurty shillings a week. I we down to Liverpool during tho holiday where J was always kindly received. Wiis to perform in a new piecc,soniethi like those pretty little affecting dram they get up now at minor theatres ; ai in mv character I represented a poo friendless orphan girl, reduced to tl most wretched poverty. A heartle tradesman prosecutes tho sad heroine fi heavy debt, and insists on putting h pnson, unless some one will be bail U her. The girl replies, " Liieu L have l hope, i have not a Iriciul m tho work: What ! will no one be bail for you ivo you from prison ?" ;i-.ks the stei ;ditor. "I have told you I have not lriend on earth, was my reply. Hut t is I was uttering the words, I saw a sail in the upper gallery springing over t ding, letting himself down from one ti to another, until he bounded clear ov the orchestra and loot-lights, and plac himself beside me in a moment. "Yesy shall have one lriend at least, mv p young woman," said he, with the grcati xpression in his honest, sunburnt cou tenance, "I will go bail lor you to iniount. And as lor vou (turning to tl ightcned actor,) if vou do not bear hand and shift your moorings, vou lubbe will be worse for vou when 1 come at! art your bows." livery creature in t house rose ; the uproar was perfectly i discribable ; peals of laughter streams terror, cheers from his tawny messmates in the gallery; preparatory scrappmgs o.'' lolms from the orchestra ; and nmuL the universal din there stood the uncon scious cause of it, sheltering me, 'the pi or distressed young,' and breathing defiance nd destruction against my mimic perse cutor, lie was only persuaded to lvhn- luish his care of me by the manager's pretending to arrive and rescue me, with a profusion of theatrical bank notes." A TOUCHING NARRATIVE. An eminent clergyman one evening be came the subject of conversation, aid a wonder was expressed that he had never married. " I hat wonder," said Miss P. "was once expressed to the reverend gentleman m my hearing, and he told me i story, in answer, which I will tell you; mil perhaps, slight as it may seem, it is the history of other hearts as sensitive and delicate as his own. Soon after ordina tion he preached, once every Sabbath, for a clergyman in a small village, not twenty miles from London. Among his auditors, irom Sunday tobunday, he ob observed a young lady.who always occu pied ti certain seat,and whose close atten tion began insensibly to grow to him an object of thought and pleasure. She left the church as soon as service was over. and it so chanced that ho went on for a year without knowing her name ; but his ermon was never written without many a thought how she would approve it, nor preached with satisfaction unless he read approbation in her face. Gradually ho came lo think of her other times than when writing sermons, and to wish to seo her on oilier days than Sundays : but the

weeks slipped on ; and though ho fancied that she grew paler and thinner, he never brought himself to the resolution either to ask her name or to speak with her. By these silent steps, however, love had worked into his heart ; and hu made up his mind to seek her acquaintance and marry her, when one day ho was sent for to minister at a funeral. The face of the corpse was the same that had looked up toliim Sunday after Sunday, till he had lea'ned to make it a part oi' his religion a nil 1 1 is life. Ho was unable to perform tlio service, and another clergyman prc .scntofficiatod ; and after she was buried, her hlher took him aside, and begged his pardth for giving him pain, but ho could not mist thu impulse to tell him that his daugber had mentioned his name with her la.-t breath and he was afraid that a concea'ed affection for him had hurried her to tjio grave. " Since thai time," said the:ergyinan in question, "my heart uas uoon ueaii within me, and 1 look for ward on!;, 1 shall speak to her in hea ven.' m Noighbi A. do you know whether Mr. Van 11 iron has to pay any rent for tho" White llouso?" I suppose lie does, as tho poop'c, understand, intend to send in thcir',W next spring. M o f .ve r "where docs Billot get it from ? By the by, taking of that, did on ever hearoflho pickled Salmon of Scotland V We all replied in the affirmative. "Oh, you don't take. 1) nit, 1 don't mean dead pickled salmon ; I mean live pickled salmon, swimming about in tanks, as merry as grigs and as hungry as rats." wo an expressed our astonishment at this, and declared wo never heard of it before. "I thought not," said be, "for it has only lately been introduced into this country by a particular fiiend of mine, Dr. Mac , I cannot just now remember bis d d iaw breaking Scotch name : he was a great chemist and geolist, and all that sort ol tiling a clever lollow, 1 can tell you, though you may laugh. Woll, this fellow, sir, took nature by the heels and capsised her, as we say. 1 have a strong idea that he had sold himself lo the d 1. Well, but what does he do but he catches salmon and puts them into tanks, and everv dav added more and morn salt, lill tho water was as thick as gruel, and the hsh could hardly wag their tails m it, and then he began to dilute with vinegar till bis pickle was complete. Tho fish did not half like it at first, hut habit is every thing, and when he showed me his tank they were swimmim about as merry as a shoal of dace ; he fed them with fennel chopped small, and black pepper corns. 'Come, Doctor,' says I, 'I trust no man upon tick; if 1 don't taste 1 won't believe my own eyes, though I can bA svo my tongue.'1 Wo looked at each oilier. 'That you shall do in a minute,1 says he : so he wipped one of them out with a landing not, and when I struck knife into him, the pickle runout of a leclmvt bottle, and 1 ate at least two pounds of the rascal while he Happed hi.i tail .n my face. I never lasted Mich n salami us that. Worth your while to go to Scotland, if its only for the sake of eatinj live pickled salmon. I'll givo you alett:r, any of you, to my friend. He'll be devilish glad to see you, and then you may convince yourselves. Take 1113 wordforit, if onco you eat salmon in that way, you'll never eat it any other. RrAPi.Mi. (Jo into the house ofsonio of 0111 farmers and you will lind no news paper, no periodical of any kind, and liardlr a book. Ask such men to sub scribe for a paper and they will you that they Lave no time to read one. J Jut who 11 so constantly employed as to find no leisure for the improvement of his mind' Not tho mechanic, for instances are lbquent whom industrious artisans .have attained an eminence in tho sciences merely by giving their leisure lo study. One if tho most eminent Oriential schol ars oftho ago is Professor Lee, of one of the Eiglish Universities, and yet all his education was acquired during tho 1110 meiils of leisure which found while em ploye I as a journeyman carpenter. The fact is, every man has leisure to read a uowsiiper, and those who plead the want of time as an excuse for not taking one, are almost always tho least industrious. From the 'Juiiu'V Sentinel, Mav 'J. KLOIMDA. Mom: Mi'itPKits. On tho 23d ult., the wife of Mr. John McLane and three children, were most inhumanly butchered, about 17 miles from this place. The at tack was made about sunrise. Mrs. Mc- Lnuo was at the cowpen, with two or three of her children, and was apprised of the approach of the enemy by the fright of the cows. She instantly retreated to tho house, caught up a child, and directed her eldest daughter, aged about twelve, to take up another, and then fled in the direction of the hammock. When within about ten yards of thu hammock, they were all overtaken and killed with phiu knots and knives. Mr. Me Issue's throat was cut, and she was also stabbed. The children were knocked in the head and the eldest girl scalped. A son of Mr. McLane, (who was an invalid,) about lu or IS years of age, seized a rille and fol lowed the hapless victims; but being fired upon, returned to tho house, shut tho doors and prepared for defence. The cowardly wretches tried every expedient to fire the house : he, however, kept them off, and thinks he killed one, who, at the crack of his gun, dropped his torch, fell and crawled off on his hands and feet. After besieging the house nearly all day, burning the out-houses, and trying every expedient to lire the dwelling, they ceased their efforts for awhile, and retired to the hammock. iii the meantime, the father returned home. He and his son fortunately made their escape, though pursuud and fired on by the enemy, and gave the alarm. Men have been in pursuit of the enemy for several days ; but thus far without success. His numbers are not accurately known,but supposed to bo from 20 to .'JO. Since writingthe above, we have learn ed that this band came up from below, and their retreat being cut off by tho between Tallahasse and St. Marks, they have doubtless tried to make their way back by some other route. I Vum the .Savannah liepiililiiMii, May 4. "The i'ndian on the coast are numerous; their fires are seen every where. They attacked five men from Port Lauderdale, while they wcie procuring water, and shot three of them, one mortally. The Viidlnno iqipcur to be in pm lies over the CouMiy , dotoniiinccl 011 jiiiscncf. On the 21st ultimo, some men (while on parade) of 2d Dragoons, stationed at Pilatka, mutinied and attempted the life of Lieut. Merrill who was in command. Lieut. M. cut one of the ringleaders se verely in the face, and by the aid of Dr. Hitchcock, kept thorn at bay for a short time; but there is no doubt, had not Capt. Lawson's company arrived at the moment they would have taken tho lives of both ofliecrs. From the P.ivannah ficorian, May 5. We learn from an officer, arrived hero on Sunday From Gaiey's I'erry, that on the 27th or 2Sth ult., as Capt. Rains, 7th nfantry.with eighteen nien,(all mounted,) was returning from a scout, he and his parly were fired upon near Fort King, by a large party of ndians, concealed in palmettos, near a hammock, and four of his men killed and live wounded, Capt. Rains himself, having been .severely wounded. Capt. R. and the survivors were compelled to retreat before superior numbers. Capt. R. rallied his men, and returned the fire, killing three of the indians, (who are supposed to havo been sixty or se venty in number.) This new outbreak is presumed to owing to the destruction by Major Loomis' command, of some of the crops of the savage, in the vicinity of Anntittalliga and Ilamosassa, 130 acres of corn, four feet high, having been de stroyed by tho troops, as also some sweet potatoes, partly ready for use, and a va riety of other vegetables. Capt. Rains, previous to leaving the fori, had concealed in tho hammock a shell, covered with blankets, which the Aidiaus removed, and the shell exploding, some of them, it is presumed, lost their lives, as blood was seen about the spot by tho troops, A volunteer, named Sanders, of Capt. Hinely's company, was killed about the same time, by indians, about four miles from Newnansvillo, and another man wounded. These white men were alone. On tho same night, Stanley's planta tion, within three miles of Nownanswillo was visited by the indians, and houses, with the crop of last year, totally de stroy ed. Tun Asiatic Sine or Wvkat Nhw York, Among the novel event-! of tlw day, is tho late arrival at New York, of a vessel and cargo from Muscat, on the Persia gulf. This vessel called the "Snltauee," or "Royal," is a sloop of of war under the command of Reis Ach med hen 1 lamed, and belong '0 tho navy of the mam of Muscat, the Seal Said ben Sultan. Captain Aclnucd is the bearer of a letter and complimentary ex pressions, according to Asiatic, usage from tho Sultan Said to tho President of the United States. The extention of our commerce with Asiatic nations, and its security by treaty stipulations, has been the subject of anx VOL. XIIINo.675 ious and snrri!ifiil inirrit in tin- Ad ministration. One oftho happy results oflliis euro of our commercial interest, was a treaty of navigation and comnicrco with the mam of Muscat, which relieved our comnicrco from discriminating du nes. Another advantageous treaty has been concluded with tho kingdom of Si am, mid anoroaches havo been made with the ssmo desirable object to the em pire 01 Uoclun Uima, Japan and China. Nor has our extensive and valuable trado to the Red Sea been neglected, the coun tries of which, both under tho Govern ment of Mahoinmed Ali, Pacha of Egypt. The value of our trade to the ilnminnit of the Sultan of Muscat is irrcator than may bo supposed. Officii" returns for eighteen months ol vessels that visitou anibar, sliowtlic number to be forty-one, of vdlicll thiltv-two were American. Twenty of these were from Salem, thrco irom noston, and three troni New York. Zanibar is a island on the east coast of Africa, and is the depot for tho trado of that coast, and oftho Red Sea and Per sian gulf. Tho United States uro rep resented there by a consul. Sultan Sajd possesses largo territory on the east coast of Africa, extending from Cape Delgado to Cape Gardafui. i lis navy consist of sovonty-livo vessels of war, of which several aro line of battle-ships, which is a larger naval forcq than that of all the Asiatic princes com bined on the Indian oceau. The presonce of one of the Sultau's ships in our harbor afford us extreme gratification ; and we hope that the"Sul tanuco's voyage to the United States will result in frequent visits of Sultan Said'a vessels to our ports. - Washington Globe Crows. As the season is now at hand when crows will become troublesome to our corn field turkey' nests, and youug turkeys, I recommend the following plan to your readers, which will relieve them irom their depredations. 'Every spring for several years past, have succeeded in catching a crow with a common steel rat trap, open a hole about four inch es deep, and ten, inches wide, in which, put the trap, near a fence where thoy usually alight, i then carefully crumble earth, free from grass or roots, over tho trap until it it j- entirely covered, then put an egg near the head of the trap, and raise the earth around tho hole, so that the crow cannot reach the egg, without going into the hole one side of which is left open to enable him to do so. in en deavoring to the egg, ho gets upon tho trap, which catches him by"the legs, and he is disposed of for the season. A stono should be fastened to the trap and bu ried otherwise he will, in his exertions to get away, carry it so fast that it may hit lost. Upon being caught he will 'caw' most violently, and his companions will conio to his rescue, and when they find he has been trapped, they ily to a great height, take off and do not generally re turn. Should they do so, however, and discover bis carcase, they will again be come alarmed, and will not return again for tho season. Try, it, farmers, and rid yourselves and your neighbors of theso tormentors. (Icrmantown Telegraph. FEMALE LOVELINESS. it is not the smiles of a pretty face, or the tint of complexion, nor the beauty and symmetry of thy person, nor the costly robes and decorations that compose thy artificial beauty, nor that enchanting glance which thou dartest with such lus tre 0:1 tho man thou deemest worthy of thy affections, h is thy pleasing deport ment, thy chaste conversation, tlio sensi bility and purity of thy thoughts, thy af fable and open disposition, sympathising with those in adversity, conforting the afflicted, relieving the distressed, and above all, that humility of soul, that un feigned and perfect regard of the precepts of Christianity. Theso virtues constitute thy loveliness. Adorned but with those of nature and simplicity they shine liko the refulgent sun, and display to man that tho loveliness of thy person is not to bo fouad in tho tinsel ornaments of tho body, but in tlio rell'ction of the rcctiuido and serenity of a well hpent life, aiid soar above tho transient varieties of this world: and when thy happy spirit shall bo wnfted to regions of oternal bliss. Si'iisriTirri: rou Ciiim.nt.y Swnnv iMi. A writer in tho National intelli gencer says: "('when a chimney is built the mortar with which it is to bo plastored bo mixed with salt, there will bu no ne cessity for sweeping it, as in every damp spell of weathor, the salt deliquesces, and the soot will of course fall down. I do not write altogether from theory, on this subject, but know an instance of a chim ney which was treated in tho above man ner, twenty nine years ago, which has been in constant use every winter since. Part of tho tiineafire-placo was used with a grate and bituminous coal, but lately, with a stove and wood. The stove pipe frequently catches fire, which is suflcreil to burn into tho chimney without any ap prehension of danger, i merely mention theso facts as hints to induce i'urthor iu-quiry."