Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, May 13, 1842, Page 4

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated May 13, 1842 Page 4
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'He touched his harp, and nations hoard! entranced." A SKETCH. She was not made for Inppinese her eyes Were nil lo ' soft anrt dco,), Shade 'midst tlmr radimcc as in lovely aides Of Apii , when they weep i Vet w lion she spake, with earnest eloquence The soul beneath them liurnid, As if her thoughts, ciiiccniied and intcn-c, Them into blnis had turned. She wn not tnailo for happiness licrlrow Had ItiKsof early thought, Traced e'en in child!i id'B sunny time, and now Slill daily deeper wrought: And her sweet hps! they were not chisel'd forms, Such a the sculptor k'now s Th a quivering smile, that saddens while it charms, II lit; or their rose. She was not undo for happiness too much She fel for others' wo, What, to number's heart was but a touch, Hers filt a cruel blows Ko ta'e of sufliring, eonow or disease, Hut found an echo there; A wounded bird a bioken flower e'en these Her sympathy might shaie. She wasnoi made forhappinc-ts and jet How much of ours she made I With what ununified ang'iish and regret We saw her droop and lade I Sufftrin,' had ever socmed her birthright dower, Ymis of sad pain went o'er, And ytt we lovelorn frail and feeble flower, Even for tins the muie. But, standing by her dying bed, wc felt Abetter nrospecl dawn; A mist mound her spirit neiiied to melt, A curtain was wiihdiown: Blight happy glances from her eves were sent Unto the summer sky Ah ! now she. Knew htr own true clement, The better world on highl And hopefully she spike, and happily, Of communings with Ood, Of light and glim, tint wo eould not sea U n tl c path she tiod : A setting MiiiheMin tiom her cloudy lot At len-Mh broke brightly forth Oh ! Mm icus maiio for happiness hut not The h ippiness of cirlli. h. a. liiowke. From Hunt's Merchants' Magaiine. THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK. And, in a word, but even now worth this, And now worth nothing. Shall l have the thou.-ht To think on this ) Merchant of Venice. ' Hitvo you heard anything about these oralis on Pierre ami Liinhiim, Hawkins was the inquiry of Mr. Ockliam, as lie on tcrud his counting room, 'after change' one duv (Mini)'' tlie spring ol la-J7, ' Nothing, sir,' was the prompt hut quie reply ol Ins confidential clerk, as Willi countenance somewhat pule, ami a slightly tremulous hand, lie laid upon the desk of his employer several hank notices of an early dale, and to a largo amount. ' Indeed, Hawkins, hut that is strange,' replied tint merchant, in a tone that faltered a little 'what have you there' The clerk laid another paper upon the desk, ami returned to his labors. That pe culiar hut expressive stillness which some .timcs pervades the counting-room of large mercantile houses, was here broken only by the guarded movements of the clerks, as with clock-work rctinlanty mid despatch they answered tho variutts calls front the sales-room. After a moment of anxious suspense, Mr. Ockhani again summoned his confidential clerk to his desk. Hawkins, what can this moan?' lie pointed to a protested note for a very largo amount, drawn in his favor, and bearing his own endorsement. 'These are dreadful times, sir,' said tho cleik, in a deep anxious tone. ' Well !' added the much int, quickly, and fixing his brilliant but troubled eye upon the countenaiiru of the other. 'I trust indeed, sir, there is some mistake here,' replied Hawkins, almost consciously. 1 Mistake, Hawkins ! these men aro not apt to make mistakes impossible.' What is to be done, then, sir' ' For us, you know, hut one thing is to be done, in tnis case. The paper must bo with drawn from the bank fuilhwith can we. raise the money V The cleik shook his head dotihtingly. ' Our fiiends in Wall str-ot,' replied Mr Ockliam ' it is our last resort, for I looked over the bank account yesterday ; and you know we have calculated closely even for two moulds to come. Let me see those drafts but these am already applied to take care of our own paper. 4 True indeed, sir, and my success ycs terdaywasso indifferent that I almost des pair of the ordinary sources. The money may be had, perhaps, in Wall street, at u rate bnyoliu ' .Never, Hawkins, never. I will not dis honor myself 1 will not risk the future re proaches ol a conscience which is now clear, by resorting to such desperate and Vtiful means ; for sinful they are, and in these! times doubly so when we know not how long wo may escape the general over throw.' ' Then', Mr. Ockh.iHi,' replied lltoclcik 'we must trv our fiiends once moie. I will du my utmost.' 'Thank you ho prompt then, for it is now - n clock. J will on at hornet at eight Hawkins put up hit books and depaitei on -his mi-sion, with what results an hour was to determine. 4 The evening came. In his quiet family parlor, in lliu midst of a small but happy domestic circle, which was indeed a world lo him. sat William Hawkins, relieved for a brief but blissful period from the toils and anxieties of business. Hut what a different man from him we saw in the muriiingii) that still dingy counting room! Tho counte nancu then so pale and anxious was now rn dient with smiles, and his eye shone with the innocent and unrestrained gaiety of an hon est and generous heart. One lovely child, n beautiful liltlo girl of six years, his only child, sat upon his knee. Her innocent prattle had long ago driven awav all the grim shadows which haunted his spirit during the elay. 4 When shall wo live in tho country, fath crT was nno question among a thousand which fell from her lips new ones being conceived before tho old wero answered ' When?' replied tho father, turning to his wife with a smile 4 why, when tho birds come and the lluwers. exceeding1 youthful and interesting in her appearance, but on whose countonanco the traces ut recent sickness wero too plainly isililc. 4 Is it indeed so, William t' 'Yes, my dear; I am now in hopeful treaty for that pleasant little place at Ravens- wood, wiucli we visited last summer, nnd hotild have concluded the nurchnso some days ago, ns I told yon, had I not been tor- rihcd at what 1 still consider an extravagant price. Hut I think wc shall get it on such terms as wo can afford. 4 Nay, Mary, 1 ought to pay any prico within my means, when tho restoration of your health is in question. 1 hank you, my dear, you arc loo kind!' I .1... I .1... I I. l. ...... I !.. illlii situ 111:111 uvur mu uuutv sou wua iuiiuiii", that her husband might nut sco tho grateful tears that were starting to her eves. Tho mantel clock struck the hour tor family worship. William Hawkins sat down to the scriptures, and after a chapter feelingly read, he offered up, as the priest of the little household which Uod had commit ted to his keeping, the simple but elotpjont prayers winch Ins church had provided. Mother, said liltlo Lmilv, us her mother took her hand, in preparation for retiring, 'will it bo any harm if I dream about our country liouso to-night r iNo my dear, replied the mother, but you must not forget your prayers, for God will bless only those that love and serve mm. I he liltlo girl clambered upon her father, kneo to recoive his parting kiss, and in i few moments she left tho loom with her mother.. A note had been left upon the table by the servant on retiring from prayers, which ho now opened. A sickly chance came over his countenance as he read the contents. Tho negotiation for funds which ho had con sidercd as almost settled at three o'clock could not he elfected. What is the matter, my dear?' said his wife, as she look her seat by Ins side. He raised his head from his hands and siithcd deeply. The cause of his trouble was soon explain ed. 4 What cm we do, M iry?' ho added,4 I have tried every source and ten thousand dol lars are yet wanted. Those are awful times and I fear for the result. We were prepar ed for some disappointment, but this is crush ing. Had I tho money ' The pale face of his wife became sudden ly illuminated with a beautiful enthusiasm. 4 William, you have you have till that is needed.' Hawkins looked at her for a moment, nnd the glow Kindled upon his own cheek. He sighed again, as he took her hand, and re plied : ' Noble woman, I understand you, and such a thing may be due to my generous employer. Hut Mary, think, in these times, we risk our all and then what is to become of our country prnjert V ' William, 1 can cheerfully give this up for the present year, if necessary. Let us prove to Mr. Ockliam that we aro grateful, itemeinhc r what wo were when he employed you. iny, vt imam, sue added, as her beautiful o)es filled with tears, 4 let him have it if wo lose it all. At the worst we shall have tho income from my aunt's legacy, which will be enough for our simple wants. ' r our hundred dollars, my dear, is , , Well, William, have wu not lived for cats on a less sum.' 4 IS ti t our daughter' Mrs. Hawkins raised her eves, involunta rily, to Heaven. Her husband understood the mute but eloquent appeal. He hesitated no longer. 4 My dear, it shall be done, il ncccssarv. noble benefactor has Mr. Ockliam been to us, and he should be served with our best. My hour for calling upon him has arrived. farewell, 1 will be at home by nine. St. John s had lust struck eiuht when the clerk caincd entrance to the linuso ol llr, Ockliam. The merchant was in hisjirivalc chamber, nnd desired lo see him there. As he ascended tho stairs, he caught a glimpse of a largo and happy family circlo through the open parlor door, Hu scarcely knew whv, but his heart sank within linn as lie p i.s- sed. Jilr. Ockliam was pacing the floor as he entered. Ho stopped and extended an open letter to his clerk as he entered, saying, as hu did su ' Hawkins, the express has brought me. rather an unwelcome tint. Hawkins saw tho contents at a single glance, and grew suddenly pale i ' Dishonored, sir l ' Dishonored. Hawkins, there is no trtis in man.' Hawkins said this with emphasis ' That and the protest together hut have you succeeded !' 'Iho Whitiples aro short themselves. but' 1 Hut what come to tho point.' ' I hope the money can be had.' ' Hope I am sick of hope. Two hopes among the fairest have been blighted in one uuy. i iiuisi nave tui monies uuw ui ui you know the consequence, Hawkins.' ' l on misunderstand me, sir. 1 know that the money can be had. Ten or twelve thousand will cover the demand, it is yours, ' When and on what terms V ' It will be subject to your check tonior row, sir, and us lor tho term lie liesita ted. ' I ho terms you hesitate have vou been dabbling with the two tier centeis Have you dared, after what 1 have said this mornm" ' Mr. Ockhnni,' responded tho clerk proudly, nnd his cheek and brow suddenly became sulliised with crimson. 1 here was sorrow, anger, and wounded pride, in the tin llinchiiig glance with which ho met Mr. Ock ha u s gleaming eyo. 4 Nay, pardon nit),' replied the merchant while his own cheek colored with shame ut the ungenerous supposition, "thesu times try all tempers, and 1 was lusty ; but tho terms man, the terms.' 4 The teims may be as you please, Mr, UcMium. ' Nay, Hawkins, I can't understand this Where is Hie money to come limn ! 4 It is lodged in the Hunk of America, in my name, and 1 shall transfer it to your ac count in thu morning.' Tho truth Hashed at nncn upon the mind ol the merchant, lie Knew the other s cir cuiiistances , he knew his plans his cher ished desire in regard to tho cotintry house, Fur the first lime, ho was overcome in tho pretence of his clerk. Ho sat down silent ly ; motioning Hawkins to he seated, and more than ono largo tear appeared on In cheek. Tho impulse of a generous natnro thoroughly awakened by ono artless, but muster-touch ol sympathy, struggled a mo ment wait his professional pride, una lor moment only. 1 Hawkins, you distress nio,' ho oxcluim i d : ' and will you mako this sacrifice, will ou I will not mincu matters incur this hazard for me I No, no, my generous fellow times the sum oven, if it should plciso Him, 'nm tittle Hilly. So pultinjdown the Hiblo, in whom wo both trust, to scatter ruin upon she ran to meet them, liapp, confiding, and your noble house, could not repay the debt 'oven glad iliey had conn; nnd without I own vou I' Hut your wile and child. iNo, William, I cannot think of it.' 4 My wife, sir, taught mo the lesson wlucn I have attempted thus feebly to repeat. Our sleep will bo all tho sweeter, if wo know that yours is pcacoiul. Allow mo to speak plain ly, Mr. Ockliam. 1 believe, before Heaven, that it is as much your duty lo uccept this poor service at my hands, as-it is mine to givo it. I can never think that it is the will of God that vou. nobly useful as you arc, should bo sacrificed though recklessness of desperate and unprincipled men, so long as 1 have mi arm to delend you liom ruin. Mr. Ockliam made no immediate reply. He arose nnd paced the lloor for a few minutes with hurried sleps. At length he returned, and took the hand of his ctorl- William, you must havo security. Let my attorney execute a mortgage upon this house ; and let it he prepared by ten to-tnyr-row. So, good night. Nay, no scruples, he added, as ho saw the pocnliar expression upon the countenance of the other: dors this givo you pain ; have il then upon your own terms, but let tho' mortgage be prepared at any rate.' The slumber of the merchant and his clerk that night were alike peaceful and refreshing. From the Monthly Miscellany. THE SILVER TANKARD. 1 Oh the pretty birds, and tho sweet flow ers!' exclaimed the happy liltlo girl.throw- idc lier arms uround his neck and kissing, any thing hut that.' him 'mother, how glad I nni !' ' Mr. Ockliam,' replied the olhor, you will On a slopo of land opening itself to the south, in a thickly settled town in the State of Maine, sonm hundred nrd more years ago, stood a farm house, to which the epithet " comlortahle " might bo applied. 1 he old forest came down to tho back of it; in Ironl went cultivated fields, beyond which the ground was partially cleared, iull of pine slumps, ami hero and there, standing erect, the giant trunks ol trees which the lire bad rorched and blacked, though it hilled to erihrow them. 1 he house stood at the rco of the settlement, so that from it no ottane could bu seen ; the nearest neighbor as distant about six miles. Daniel Gordon, the owner and occupant of the premises wo nve described, had chosen this valley in the ilderness, a wide, rich tract ol land, not only as his home, but prospectively, as the homo of his children and Ins rliihlrcns child- n. He was willing to he far off from men that his children might have room to settle irouiid him. He was looked upon us the rich man of that district, well known over ill parts of that country. His house was completely finished, and was largo for the times, huvi g two stories in front, and one behind, with a long sloping roof; it seemed as if it leaned lo the south to offer its hack to tho cold winds from the northern moun- It was full of the comforts of life, the furniture even a little "showv" for a uritaii ; when the table was set, there was, to use the Yankee phrase, " considerable " ilver plate, among which a large tankard stood pre-eminent. This silver had been the property of his father, and was brought over liom the mother country. Now, wo go bad; to this pleasant valley is it was on a bright and beautiful mornin" in the month of June. It was Sunday, and though parly, the two sons of Mr. G ad gone to meeting on foot, down to the Landing," a little villago on the banks of tho river, ten miles distant. Daniel himself was standluc at tho door, with tliu horsu mid chaise, ready and waiting for his good wife, who had been soniowlmt detained ; lor even then, in those primitive times, the women would be a liltlo backward for tho last word or thu last house keepintr duty. Ho was standinj on tho door step enjoying tho fieshness of the morning, with a utile pride in his heart, perhaps, ns ho cast his eye oyer tho extent of his possessions spread before him. At that instant a neighbor, of six miles distant, rode up on hori-eback, and beckoned to him fiom the gate of the enclo sure around tho house. " Good morning, neighbor Gordon," said he ; 44 1 have come out of my way, in going to meeting, to tell you that Tom Smith that laring thiol with two others, has been seen irowliiig about in these parts, and that you had belter look out, lest y on have a visit. I have got nothing in my house to bring them there, but they may be after the silver lunk- ird, neighbor, and the silver spoons. 1 have often told you that such things were not fit fur these paits. 1 om is a hold I el low, hut I suppose the fewer lie meets when bo trues to steal, the better. I don't think it safe for you all to bo ofi'to meeting to-day but 1 am in a great hurry, neighbor, so good bye." This communication placed our liieml Daniel in an unpleasant dilemma. It had been settled that no ono was to be left at home hut Mahitable, a beautiful little girl about nine years old. 44 shall I stay or go I was the question. Daniel was a I'uritaii; ho had strict notions of tho duty of worship ping God in his holy temple, and he hod faith that God blest him only ns ho did his duty ; but then ho was a father, and liltlo Hitty was the light and joy ol his eyes. Uut these I'uritans were stern and un- ilinchimr. Ho settled tho point. "I wont even take llittv with me, for it will mako her cowardly. Tho thieves may not conio neighbor I'erkins may he mistaken ; and if ihi-y do comi! to my house they will not hurt The child. At any rate, she is in God's hands, and we will go to worship Him who never forsakes those who put their trust in Him." As ho settled this, the' girl and tho mother camo out ; the mnthcr stepped into thochaiso: tho father utter her, saving to the child, 44 If any straugeis come, Hilly, treat them well. Wo can spare of our abundance to tho poor. hat is silver of gold when wu think of God's holy word ?" With llieso words on his lips ho drovo off, a troubled man in spile of his religious trust, because he had lelt Ins daughter mono. Little llittv, as tho daughter of tho I'uritaii was called, was strictly brought up to ob serve the Lord's day. Sho knew that she ought to return to thu house ; but nature this onco got tho belter ol her training. iMi harm, thought sho, for mo lo seo the brood of chickens. Nor did she, when she had given them water, go into tho house, bin luitered and lingered, hearing the robin sing, and following with her eye the hobo lincolu as sho Hilled from shrub to shrub. Shu nassed almost an hour out of thu house, bo cauo sho did not want to bo alone, and sho did not feel alone when sho was out among tho hiids, and gathering hero ami there a wild flower; but at last sho wont in, took her Hiblo, mid seated herself at the window, sometimes reading, and sometimes looking out. As she was thero seated, she saw three men coming up towards tho house, ami sho was right glad to seo them, for sho felt lonely and thero was a dreary long day before her. Father, thought sho, meant something, when hn told mo to bo kind lo strangers. I sup- poso ho expected them ; I wonder what kept thorn all from meeting. Nevermind; they wailing for them lo speak, so called to them to come in with her. and sal, " 1 nni iilono ; if mother was here, she wtild do more lor you, hut 1 will do nil I'cn and all this with a frank, loving heart, iad to do good to others, and glad lo pleaso l:r father, whose last words were, not to spro ot Ins abund ance to the weary traveller" Smith mid his companion entered, now it was neither breakfast noidinncr time, hut about half way between sloth ; yet liltlo ititly's bead was hill of tlic; ircctions spare not of our abundance : nil almost beforo they wero fairly in tho base, she asked it 1.1 II .. . C!. ..!.!. sue siiouiu get tneni sonicirug in em. oimhu replied, "Yes, I will thaK you, my child, for wo aro till hungry." This was a civil speech lor the thief. whoJialf-slarvcd, had been lurking iii the ols to watch his chance to steal the silver t.nkard ns soon as the men folks had gone lo nceting. 44 Shall I givo you sonic cold victtals, or will you wait until I can cook sotio meat 1" asked Hitty. 44 Wo can't wat," ho replied ; 44 give what vou have read', as soon ns you can." 44 1 am glad you lon't want me to cook for vou. hut I woiilt if you did, be cause father would rathe' not have much cooking on Sundays." Then away she tripped about, mnkfiig preparation for their repast. Smith himself hoped her out with the tabic. She spread uptn it n clean white table cloth, nnd placed tpon it the silver tankard, full of the old orciard, with a large quantity of w beaten brcal, and a dish of cold meat. I do not kmw why tho silver spoons wero put on ; perhaps little Hitty thuught they would mall) the table loot; prettier. Afler all was dine, she turned to Smilli, and with a courtesy told him dinner was readv. riio child had been so msy arranging her lahle, and so thoughtful f her housewifery that she took little or in notice of the np pearanre of her guests. Sho did tho work as cheerfully and fieelv,iuid was as uticm hairassed as if she had been surrounded by her father nnd mother, aid brothers. One of tho thieve; sat doggedly with his knees nnd face down almost to his hands, looking all the time on the lloor. Vnother, a younger and better looking man, ilood confused nnd irresolute, as if lie had lilt been well broken to his trade, and would (ften go to the win dow and look out, keephg his back on the child. Smith, on the dher hand, looked unconcerned, as if he hat quite forgotten his purpose. He never onto took his attention off of tho child, followirg her with his eyes as she bustled about in arranging the table; there was "even Iulf a snile on his face. They nil moved to the table, Smith's chair at the head, one of his companions on each side, the child at iht foot, standing thero to help her guests, and t be ready to go for further supplies ns there was need. The men ate as hungry men, almost in silence; drinking occasionally from the sil ver tankard. When they had done, Smith started up suddenly and sid, 41 Come, let's go." 44 What," exclaiii'fd the old robber, 41 wilh empty hands, when this silver is here!" He seized the tankard. 44 Put that down," shouted Smith; 44 I'll thool the man who takes a single thing from this house." Poor Hitty, at onco awakened to n senso of the character of her guests, with terror in her face, and yet with a child-like frankness, she ran to Smith, took hold of his baud, nnd luukei iniu Ids r..c ns if sho felt sure he would take care of her. Tho old thief, looking to his young com panion, and finding that he was ready to give up the job, and seeing that Smith was reso lute, put down the tankard, growling like n dog which had a bono taken from him, 41 tool! catch mo in your company again.' and with such expressions left the house, fol lowed by the other. Smith, putting his hand on the head of the rluld, stud, 44 Don t hi. afraid sta quiet in the house, nobody shall hurt you." Thus ended the visit of the thieves; thus God preserved the property ol those who had their trust in him. What had the child to tell when the family came home How hearty was the thanksgiving that went up that evening Irani the lamily altar! A year or two alter this, poor 1 om smith was arrested for the commission of some crime, was tried and condemned to be ex ecute'd. Daniel Gordon heard of this, mid that he was confined in jail in tlic.seaport town to wait for the dreadful day when he was to bu hung up as a dog between heaven and earth. tiorduu could not keep away from him ; he felt drawn towards tho pro tector of his daiighlcr, and went down to see him. When he entered the dungeon, Smith was seated ; his face was pale, and his hair tangled together for why should ho caic for his looks There was no other expres sion in his countenance than that of irritation from being intruded upon, when he wanted to hear nothing, and see nothing more of his

brother man. He did not oven look up, nor return tho salutation of Gordon, who con- t!nued to stand beforo him. At last, as if wearied beyond endurance, he asked, 44 What do you want of awl Can't jou let mo alone even hero " I come,''said Gordon,' to sccynit,hecause my daughter told mo all you did for her when you Inconsistent to christain love is it to put to death our brother, whoso crimes nriso mainly from tho vices tituj wrong structure of socie ty. How inconsistent should ho our exer tions to disseminate" the truth, that the world may bo reformed nnd thu law of lovo bo stibsittiled for the law of death. Tho rea- dor will not, however, need our help to mako tho right use of the guarding ol tho silver tankard" by tho kindness nnd inno- concc of a chiltl, S. E. C. From thu Cultivator. WORK FOR THE MONTH. May is a very busy month with the teams of the farmer, and thoy should therefore rc- ceivo extra attention mid care. In feeding inimals, one fact should not bo lost sight of, which is, that animals fed on vegetables, such ns hay nnd grass, receive the most carbon, and therefore InKo on hit, and increase in bulk, ns carbon is tho base of all oils, fat lVc, while minimis fed on gram receive the most nitrogen, which forms the haso of tho muscular pait of animals, and gives them their power and endurance. Tho farmer who expects his hotscs or oxen lo wear well in work, must give them grain; ollieiwise their flesh will bo of a quality jhut will not endure ; and however well they may look at the commencement of labor, their flesh, with out muscular consistence and firmness, will co like a spring frost If you wish to raise your calves, you may do il without keeping thcni on now milk Diminish gradually the quantity of new milk sucked by them, or fed to tlinm, and sub stitute skimmed milk with a little meal stirred Treated in this way, very good calves may bo grown, and the now milk saved for butter. Farmers aro too negligent as to the kind of cows they keep. There are many cows which do not pay to the owner the expense of keeping them, nnd occasion an annual loss. 11 costs no more to Keep a cow mat will average nine or ten quarts a day, than ono that will average only six or seven ; nnd tho difference in amount would in the course of tho year be a handsome profit. If wu es timate' tho cost of keeping n cow at twenty- five dollars, wo shall find that if a cow gives six quarts per day, the loss in keeping it will he S4 75. If the yield is eight quarts per d.i v. then the profit will ho about So. If thu milk is ten quarts per day, tho profit will he Sll 75. Now is the time to ascertain whether your cows are worth keeping or not, nnd "the farmer should look well to this part of his husbandry. May is tho month in which Indian corn hould ho planted; and the importance of '.I l l.l " !...! .1... " ""- I tins crop to inn iarmer suuuiu iiiuuco me i., . , . lit' iti.ii iiiu tiau ui if 1 1 imi i iuii ui iiiiiiii.ivj. greatest care to secure a good growth. It is ( ,Joll s,lou,j , l,,r 0n fajlllrc?) ,,1;1S. generally planted in hills ; and as this allow s tw be used. On meadows kept in ol culture both ways, it is generally p.eietreo, c top dressings of manure should ac- but a greater number ol p ants can bo put ' its application. on an acre if planted in drills; and most of w , f ,. . ... the great crops which have "cm grown in j sou.j somR com brondm fur s()in or fJr tho country have been produced in this way. fo(dori T , . , " . f ...:il 1....... lifi.n.t. i. in itiirnwr nllrl 1 1 tine . . . Vvlllll Will ut'll livu.j, I' " (3 "'"" As if touched to tho heart, Smith's wholo appearance changed, nn expression of dee interost camo over his features, lie was allu gether another man. The sullen indiflei onco passed away in an instant. Are you tho lather ol that little gul t U what dear child she is! Is she well and happy? How I love to think ot hei ! 1 hat s one pleas ant thing to think of. For once I was treated liku oilier men. Could I kiss her once, I think I should feel happier. In ibis hurried manner hu poured out an intensity of feel ing nut supposed to lie in tho heart ol condemned felon. Gorden remained with Smith, whispered to him of peace boyond the grave for the penitent, smoothed in some degree his pas sago through the dark valley, and did not re turn to bis family until christain love could do no more for an en ing brother, on whom scarcely beforo hadthoevuol lovo restored whoso hand had been against all men he cause their hands had bcun'against him I have told the story mote at length, nnd interwoven somo unimportant circunistau ces, nut it is uoioro you substantially as it was related to me. The main incidents aro true, thouph douhilessf as liis story had been handed down from generation to generation it has been colored by the imagination. The silver tankard as an heir loom has descended in tho family tho prapeity of tho daughter named JWahitablc, and is now in posession ol tljo lady of a clergyman m Massachu setts, What a crowd of thoughts do these inci dents cause to rush upon thu mind ! How suio is thu overcoming of evil with good.. How truly did Jesus Christ know what in the heart of man. How truo to thu best feeling of human nature aro even thu out casts of society. How much of virtue do gleets tho culture of roots in his modo of inning. Every hodv cultivates tho potntoo ; but there is a vast difierenco in tho product nnd quality of this root, partly depending on tho variuty, partly on the soil, nnd parity on ino culture. Tho best soil for the potatoo is one rather moist, full of vegetable mould, and loose and friable in its texture. Dry, sandy suils do not yield as good potatoes ns moistcr ones, as tho roots aro not as thoroughly se cluded from air and light, a condition indis- ponsablu to their perfection. the lulls tor the potatoo should bo broad nnd flat, the ground kept clean till the vines cover tho surface, and ihc roots should not bo disturbed in tho culture, ns it durang;s tho formation of tho tubers. Tho pinknyo and the mercer are the best table potatoes ; the itonans, bardimas, nnd Long Reds lor field culture or fur animals. It is an excellent plan to remove the grass for n few feet from fruit trees and with a spade lo loosen the earth in the spring of the year. trees will well repay care and attention , by the increase in the quantity und quality of the Iruit. It is sometimes convenient to graft in this month ; and if performed in the early part, before the leaves aro too much expanded, will usually succeed. If the stems of trees are washed with lye, or white wash, a vast many insects or their eggs on the bark will bu destroyed, and the tree pro- portionably benefited. Where the lorer has made his appearance, apple trees should bo examined about the roots, nnd tho grub hunted out and killed. I he peach and nec tarine should be looked to, to delect and des troy the grub so fatal to them, and which can now be found beneath the hark near the surl'aco of the ground, or on tho root. If your hens or geese havo free access to your plum or cherry treesi they will materially aid in destroying tho curculio, which will be now leaving its winter retreat in the earth to prey on tho fruit. Don't suffer a caterpillar's nest to escape your notice or destruction. It is easy to kill thcni while young ; but when they leave their nests and scatter over the tree, they cannot bo hurt, while tho injury they do is immense. Give constant attention to your animals, and do not imagine that caro censes when the stock goes to the fields. Do not be in loo much of a basic to turn them to pasture. Hotter keep them on hay and roots until there is a good bile ofgrass, than have them, to satisfy hunger, gnaw the young grass and clover to the very roots. Pastures so led will scarcely recover from tho effect during tile w hole season. May is a good month to sow plaster. Use it liberally; but for tho sake of it don't nc- TOUACCO. A,C JRPXES 'HonnV Uavcnctiih Tobacco, 1 oAd. 'EnrlcrV do do ?0'lo 'IrvinoV do do 30 Kegs ' KndcrV fluff do 31 Dec. 1841. hy J.& J. U. PECK &Uo. NOTlnr AM. persons, indebted to iho estate of 'alio late Ro bert Moody, tire nouncd that, payment must be mndeuniiicdinicly to tho subscriber, in nrcvent cost. uuiiiiiiuii i-ui', u ioi. wi.u, u, cjiiAw, a'jm. QAWSi-Mill, Cross-cut, anil Circular Saws, for O sale by Jan. 7. HAOAR &. ARTHUR. Sign of tho Padlock, Corner of Church nd College Streets. BLACKSMITH'S IIKIil.OWS, a first rule nrliele, nlso Anvils, Vises, Kile, &r. for sate by Sicn of the Pndlock, HAOAR &. ARTHUR. Cor.Ch.nnd Coll. sis. i STOKE TO RENT. A convenient Store to rent on Church Street. Knquiro of MOODY HASKELL, or S. 15. SCOTT. March 4. Mcrlnn,&c. QH P1F.CES Colored Knslish and French Mrino OU 20 do black do do 23 do figured Ilombnzinc, 20 do black do 2 Alpacca cloth, Nov, 30, 1811. For salehy VILAS, LOOMIS t Go B LOTTING I'Al'nil. For sale by ihe Ream or quiro. Jnn. 7. O. GOODRICH. BINDING Lr.ATIIF.tt.-A few doz. Calf-iKim suitable for book-binding wanted bv Jan. 7. . C. GOODRICH. ITMtlSII I'KiS AND LEMONS Jnt received from HoMon, nnd for i-nle by '. i O. I'LTJiKSO.N. Jan.25,1812. ItoiKs tor Town or District Libraries. GOODltll II ha- a o, .. retion oflfook Miilab e (or tov.-n ' ' l.il.rarie-, which will be (.old on th mo-1 I f l' rin, and ot ery low price Deo. 1 1. New l.nv Hooks. pONNIlCTlCLT Rl.l'OUl S, Vol. 13. Common Law do Vol. 39. Keel. do Vol. 6. Deo. 15. Formic by C GOODRICH. SALT. Jt?)f(f IHJSHKLS Solar Salt, V W 4000 do Turks Island do 1000 do Kino do 1C00 Hariris do do 300 Sacks Diiry do 30 Dec. 1311. Ily J. & J. H. Peck & Co. 00 HOXIIS Hunch Raisins, &JJ 40 Kegs Mal.ija do 13 liags Madeira Nuts, iv no i' iincns, K) do Ilr.i7.il do 10 do Almonds, bv 30 Dec, 1811. J. if J. H. PCCK if- Co. crop and roots tho barnyard manure should be applied, rather than directly to grain crops. Dunging in the hill is a nau practice, tnougii corn may sometimes succeeu wiien so planted. Many pieces of com so planted failed entirely la'sl year, as it will feel drouth much sooner than when the manure is scat tered and incorporated with the wholo sod. If the soil is deep and fnablc, lulling is worse than useless; but on hard soils, and those inclining lo wetjjhilling is advisable. These should never bo nindo iiaiunv, hut broad and Hal, for tho bunelit ol the roots. Soaking in saltpetre, in vitriol, copperas, tarring and plastering, and various oilier con trivances have been resorted to, to keep off wnims, birds, &c, sometimes with success, hut perhaps oftener without. 1 hero is an advantage, however, in some of thesu prepa rations, particularly tho saltpelio and the aster, as a more rapid and vigorous growth is impaited, which places the' plant sooner nut of danger. A bushel of lime, a bushel of ashes, and a bushel of plaster, mixed to gether, and a liandlul dropped in tlie inn at the time of planting is an excellent applica tion, and will frequently save, tho crop from tho worm, ns well as add materially to the amount of the crop. The plants must he kept free from weeds, thecal th between the rows light and loose; nnd fortius purpose, tho cultivator is ono of tho best ot imple ments. The rows of corn, ami indeed of all oilier plains, where practicable, should be planted north and soutn ; as in uus way, uiu plants receive the benefit of the sun in more directions than one. The distance of-tho hills must depend in a great measure on tho kind of corn planted. Our common northern varieties require about three feet oach way, 1 .11 . I 'II . !.. .1111. .1... three or lour status in a mu ; in unns, we rows three feet apart, the stalks in the rows one toot apart, or two if uiut-r ui cigmuuu inches. There is less attention paid to tho manner of planting com than almost any thing elso ; and tho consequence is, some oi the seeds aro six inches deep, anu outers not moru than two, the corn comes up unequally, and a good crop can scarcely be expected. Not more than three, nor less man two incites in denth is the best for corn ; and the eaitli should bo pressed upon tlie seed with the hoe, as it will lacitiinio anu equuiizu uiu gei-minalion. I'ei bans more failures from had seed oc- . . ..i i cur with corn man any inner crop; mm proportionate caro should ho used in the se lection. It is a good plan, where any eloulit or uncertainty exists, to test the seed by sprouting a given number ol kernels, and Ihero should always bu a liberal supply of seeil used, since nil but the number lequired can, nnd should bo pulled out at hoeing. The kinds of corn iwed at the South and West are the white gourd seed varieties. At the North, thu smaller and earlier yellow and whilo kinds. The Dutlon, Bruwn, Red Hlazo, the several varieties of Canada whiles nnd yellows, nru all highly esteemed, and very productive. Thu earliest com with which we aro acquainted with is tho Canada Dwarf. Tim sugar beet has nf latu received much r l .1...! nl.t..t nl' have scarce a doubt; mid where food for animals is scarce, summer or winter, such a resource would be invaluable. May is a very good month for draining hinds, planting trees, and making such improvements as the situation of tlie farm, or the season demands. , CO KEGS Powder, SO Haps Shot, IUU Dozen Corn liroom, bv Dec.30,'ll. J. & J. ILI'rcit&Co. LOOKING GLASSES. ALARGi: an l well selected assortment, consist ing of (fill, MJiogany and Uill, MJiogany, and f 'mci framed Looking Glasses, for s-Ve at greatly reduced prices nt the Hardware Store, Corner of Church and College S s., by IIAGAR & ARTHUR. STh HIIDS. Gardner Hrcwcr'sN. Cngland Rum, 53 W 3D Pipes anJ Half Pipes American Brandy , 10 do do linltimore Gin, 10 do do 'I'ell'.voisio' Urandy, 3 do do ' Jitttn1 Gin, 10 Ilhds. St. Croix R'ini, SOIlbls. Sherry and Madeira Wines, 3i do Malaga do 3 do Port do 31 Dec. IS 11 by J. & J. H. PF.CK it-Co. CSrinil stones. rini.-hed and unfinished Nova S'otia, TONS Grind Stone, assorted mm, Wl2 Water stones, fur sale by FOLLE'I T & I1RADLF.V. FOI.I.Il'rT HIIADLHY O KSI'ICCTI't'l.LV inform tlmr Iricnds and the J. V. public, lhat they have received and now oiler for saloon the most advantageous terms, :m extensive as sortment of Iron, Hteil, i.c. consisting in part of the following ; 1 Ton Sanderson's Cast-steel, du Kaale German do JVlolmgh-hX do 20 llund es llrnzicr1 Rods, 30 Tons F.iilmVIi Tire Iron, assorted, lO.loOld S.iblo PSI do 10 do Swedes do 1 do Toe Cork Steel, 3 du Spring do 1 do Swedes do 10 do Russia horse nail rods, 10 do IMooin, lint and smiarc, of various eizcp. Nov. 29. FLOUR. HHI.S. and COO half do. of the most ap " proved brands, bv 30 Dee., 1811. J. X J. H. PECK if- Co. A I l LBS. White and col'd Thread, 4UU 50 " Black Linen, 7 j Gross Round and Flat Laeets, Nov. 30, IS 11. For sale by VILAS, LOOMIS et Ce. j'LAsrnR. J. & J. II. PCCK if- Co. jt c a TONS Fresh Ground Plaster, by 30 Dec., 'il. fish. am.-TAr,s codfish. 100 Boxes IIcrruir. 30 Half bbls. .Mackerel, 30 Dec , ISU. by J. & J. 11. PHCK i: Co. rpHOSF. suffering from an irritated state of the 1 Lungs, particularly at tins sen-on of the tar will find "an excellent medicine in dial of iho LILY SYRUP, Tor advertisement of which, lonkrfir-t coIumnJT? this paper. For sale by PF.CK if- SPEAR. CF.VFST CIS TERNS. TH r. subscribers bavin:: the ritrlit to use, in and for the county of Chittenden, Paiker's Hydraulic Cement, for Cisterns Reservoirs, Acqucducts, Cellar Kiichen and Stable Floors, for the pup-op f unking them dry and proof ng'iin t rats; also Heurlhs, Sinks iVc. would infoiin the inhabitants of said ci.untv, that thevwill ho ready t tie coming siason ti a tend to all calfsin die above lino of business and will variant their work to be durable. JO-F.PII LANDON, ORLANDO OWEN. Burlington. March 0. I'll. N. II. All orders addressed to the subscribers at Hincsburgh or Burlington w.ll recent' immediate' nt tcnlion. 110 BOOK STORK. r"T II V. subscriber has just received and nfTers for J- sale a new supply nf Books fiom New York und lloslon; among which arc tiioioiiowing Combou tho Constitution, Great Teacher, Favcron Election, Liebig's Chemistry, Greek Testament and Lexicon, Tacitus and Livu, Bickers belli on Baptism, Jlichael Kemp, Colendgcs Works, Tales of iho Covenanters, Gems of American Female Poets, Whclplej's Coinpcnd, Barne's Notes on the Goipcls, Glimpse of the Old World, Macauley's Miscellanies, Kleeant Ouarto Bib es Turkey Morocco, Twccdies' Library of Practical Medicine, 5 vols. Chas. U'.Mnlev, 1 vol. Danglison's Medical Dictionary, Butler's Alien ut Atlas, Pieion.il Gcogra, hv, 1000 engravings, Poets of Ameiica, Kriiiunvv tier's Parables, Jacipime, by .lames, i; ols. 4- Buhner's French Phrases, Book of PmiIuis, Wealth and Worth, Life of Sir I-aai- Newton, II. Moore's Private Devotions, Cooier's Surgical Dictionary, Anlhon's Classical do. Lcnipricre's do. do. Corse lie Leon, by James. IVb.'.'l, iai . D. A. BitAMAN. Tobacco. S)Ci KF.GS Fidmond's, wtJ 12 Boxes F.rune's, 1'.' do Home's, 10 Kegs Cardw ell's, 10 Boxes Howe's. The above aro all i-hnicp brands, and arc offered nw by J:iM'ETT A nUADI.I.V. DYE STUFFS. 2'0 do Fuslie, 150 do Nicaragua, 100 du Cam Wood, 3"i do Madder, -10 t!u Alum, 50 do Copperas 2.'i do Blue Vittiol, 50 Demijohns Oil do., bv 30 Dec., 1811. J, & J. II. PECK & Co. attention and commendation as an object of 50 W r. . i i. r.....i:.... it nni i'nu. .'Illll I " lielil cuiltiiu lor ii'i-iiing ""- r it promises to take iho place of iho turnip in our system of fanning, the latter not being so well adapted to our hot, dry summers, as the beet. The ecd should be drilled in rows two and a half feet apart, tho plant six inches apart in tho rows though this by sumo is considered close planting kept clean, thin ned if required, and the crop may bo esti mated atsix hundred to one thousand bushels per acre. Tho sugar beet is good for all stoie nnimals.nnd for mill h cows is probably unrivalled, increasing tho quantity ot tho mill:, und making tho butter of tho best quality. Tho carrot should bo sown this month, or as early as tho ground is fit for thu seed. IVn havo found carrots ono of tho very best roots for horses, keeping them in fine health and condition, and every farmer knows their valuu for fattening animals. Their cultiva- Su am I, my love,' replied the mother 'give mo det-p pain if you refus me. Ten shall sco 1 can do something for lliein, if I wo owe to our position among men. How tion is like that of tho beet; and that man 0000 llVl:iuf '1" ready mistakes his truo interest wuo no-, -ww ..- Ofl HIIDS. Trinidad, nnd 30 hhdi. Porto Rico VJ Molasses, heav y boiicd and light colored, just receiuu aim tor tale, at n very low price, ny FOLLF.TP V, BRADLUV Old Dock, Burlington, TOUACCO if- SXL'FF. OK BARRKI.S Loirillard 8 chewing Tobacco, Wi9 .10 do elo smoking do 200 Jars elo Mai ahoy snull', )-,(! Madders do Scotch tin SO Dec. 1S-J1. by J. &. J. II. PF.CK iV Co. Agents. t'nriic'luct. Hutu's and till Cloths. AGItl AT luneiy if Patterns to 16 ud riru low fotetuh, by 23th March. II. W. CATl.l.V. raixr IlungliiKs. Rolls, of S'i'W Piuurn', lor -alnlv II, W.LATLl.V A BOXF.S Simmons' Ca-t Steel Axes, mWV rn , I.nhrop's do do Warranted, and lor sale dv FOLLIHT it BRADLEY. Old Dock, Burlington. fine Cut. OH B11LS. TOBACCO, 30 do Smoking do 10 Kegs MaccaUov Snufi. For sa'o bv FOI.LI TT A. BRADLEY. Jisjcsj 'PIIE Burlington Brewery i- now K!"J fu" operation, and Beer o ine very nesi quality is Kept con i5Jj-HtVfSra5'-lnl,,y'on i,:ld fr "ale in whole Effif.iilrhalt'barri-ls. G. PETERSON. net. in, I-1 11. FAINTS ltd 1 0 OOO.l-RS. Wethcrells Dry Whito Lead, luo ivegs elo elo gi ouua in cm, EOOO do Lewis' do do 30 llbU SpanWi While-, 20 do Venenitmn Red, 21 do Flench Yellow, 20 do Spirits Turpentine 3 Casi s Crome Yellow, Cionie (Jri-en, Brunswick de Saxony do. Red Lead, Verdigris, by 30th Dee. 1811. J. if. J. II. PECK if- Co. Fresh Teas. prrv (IIF.STS Hyson tkin Tea. DU 20 Do Old llvson do. 25 Do Twankay do. 1C0 Caddy bines HvKin do 7.) Do do Young Hyson do 100 Halfihesis Youn" Hvson Ten. of iliflerrni qualities, of tho last intpoiniion, and offered at Auo lion prices by FOLI.F. I T A. I1RADLKY, UK! mock, liuriington. 50fl HOXF.S HALS! f.- SVw ..o casks .va ;. - 100 Botes sen 1 It For sale by IVI I 1. 1 i .r- BRADLEY, i" . Dock, Burlington CCCQ BI'SHKI-S Tii, I s T-iand, CvvW m, S!l III,.. ' 5000 do Solar, 200 Sacks Dairy, 1000 Bbls. fine. For sale very low, bv nun i r FftLLLTT if- BRADLEY. Old Dock. Ilurlinpton. I AMP Oil, lliaihed and unl Itaehiil, of snnrricr -'1'nihtv, for in n cheap by S. M. POPK. Scotch Pig lion. TX TONS Gartsherni', No. j Scotch Pig Iron for -Aa'cat the Wharf, by FOI.LF.TT eV BRADLEY. Nov. 29. r Al.TO.VS Vermont ItegiMer, and Farmer' T Almanac, for IS 1J. AIo.a lew i-nmr. nfCar. lyle's Mlice'llanie',jii!.t received and for sale bv I'tv.iii. I'. A. BKAMAfi Sheeting. "7Q BALES 1-1 Brown Shietinjs, ' w 3 Case Bleached do Nov. 30, 1811 For sale by VILA 5, LOOMIS k Co GROCKRIFS. 1 ( HHD St. Croix andl'ortoRico Sugars, IkJ 13 lloMsI.ump do 39 Hilda. Molasses, CO Barrels elo fO Chests Young Hyson Tea, CO do Hyson Skin do 15 do I!) son Ho 10 Catties do do 300 Malts Cassia, 2 Barrels Cloics, I do Nutmegs, 20 Tierces Sa'eratus, 10 Kegs Pure dinger, . 100 Boxes Bar Soap, 50 do Pipes, 20 Bags Pepper, 23 do Pimento, 10 do Rio Collie, 15 do Java do by J. it J. H, PECK & Co, 3jncc. 1S11. VINEGAR. i ijOCiSHKADS of Ihe best quality of Vinegar 1 U f0r sale br G, PETERSO.V. Also, Fresh Oranges and Lemons, just rccuved from Niw York. Mutch 10, lei?,