Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, June 24, 1842, Page 4

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated June 24, 1842 Page 4
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touched his linrp,and nations heard, entranced.' Till! BLIND BOY. uv ii ::sah r. could. Oh ! tell me the farm of the soft Summer air, That tosses so gently thecurl of my hair It breathes on my lip, nnil it fans my warm cliccck, Yet uivcs me no answer, though oflen I speak. I feci it pity o'er nil refreshing and kind, Yet 1 cannot touch it I'm blind, uhl I'm blind 1 And niinit, what is ill and where does it dwell? I sink nnd I mount with its cadence and swell While touch'd to my heart w th its deep thrilling strain Till pleasure, till pleasure is turning to pain j Whit brightness of hue is with music cotnl ined ? Will any one tell tncl I'm blind, oh I I'm blind) The perfumes of timers that are hovering nigh, What are they 1 on what kind of wings do they fly ? Are not they sweet an? els that come til delight A pour little buy that knows nothing of sight J The sun, moon and stars arc to me undefined, Oh ! ttll what light is ? I'm blind, oh I I'm blind ! SPEED OP LIFE, rtiOM TIIE GERMAN OF tl OUSEB. Love, our boasted sum of lif at brightest, In a moment conns and Mies; O enjoy it 1 for the Inon t lion slightest, God can never give ibce twice I Incsisti ly rolls Tune, norleavcih Traces behind hint, nor lirl'orc, And on allhis nihility round he rivcih M in onej H, and nothing more. Of three brief-caught glances on out living First a wish and then a dream, And tho third, o full enj iuuent giving, l!o.v like nothing do they seem I Whv then aim at nothing more than knowing Either past or future lot 7 I. it us half enjoy tho glance now flowing. Both at once shall be forgot. THE STHWAUIVS COW. UY N. 1. WILLIS. Tlic leading pnssiuns of youth, I nm in clined ti) think, nre liot pins, .inti retributive justice. At to me, and my experiun cetl you'll, 1 flutter myself, is as Ion;: as uthor tncii's tin: prominent rorullection of tin; (lav, when in cullcgo, was tlie tliiirmil c.ili.l tat't, unlen nt old Sherman's, sit twelve; while by far tho most salient mctnoiy of my sic;ideni ical evenings, was onr littmlilc attempt to regulate the inequalities of college govern ment. With what zeal, when the butter was rancid, did wo work upon the liatd heart uf the steward, Itibiiratitii; his door steis with the remainder of the firkin, stop ping his key-holes and window ci ticks, and tenderly creasing the ronqli coat of old Dobbin his black mare. Willi what consid erate promptness and taste when the paint ing of the college, buildings was iitihe.ilthful ly extended into term lime, did we by the nrtwical light of the moon, expi dite the diffusion of tho offensive pigments trans fniniini; the President's respectable cow fi oin an brindlu to a s ibdued cream color, with red legs and red tail ! How delicate, yet effective, was our rebuke to the Professor, neglecting invite us to tuu and toast with his three daughters, provi ding him at our own cost of nolo paper and messenger, with a large patty, (otuselves included,) to share his family festivities on New Year's Eve! Alas! that with iucicus- ing vears tho heart grows unsusceptible of this self sacrificing enthtiiasni ! that even in cullcgo this apprehensive and indignant sense of justice is pctceptibly blunted the Sophomore more ardent than the Senior, the Freshman than the Soph, while among other theological Students, the instances of any zealous pniiicipatiun in theso nightly crusades naniust oppression, aiu compara tively rare ! "Sriangc n th. human hentt grows .1.1, How untie' 3 pulsu beats slow and cold !" The introduction of tho steward's cow into the college enclosure, (this occurred in June 18:25,) was fell to be ono of those high-headed encroachments which called for signal resistance. The students of the day, it should be premised, where pasturally in dined, and the end of knowledge was chewed, liko Nebuchadnezzar's lying be neath tho shadenf trees. It is not mention ed that the grazing monarch of Italiy luti shared his pastuie with other be.ists,"and there seemed neither precedent nor propiie ty in the intrusion ol this unmaiincilv quad mped. In the council held under tho only re maining clean tree to devNo means to abate this grievance, several measures were pro posed, which had in them more of energy, than prudence or humanity. Mr. Tim's. Pipkins, tho Napoleon of scraps, and our perpetual chairman in council, whs a person of tender sensibilities, and he would hear of no damage to the cow, for which our pock ets could be made responsible. A project, matured with a piecocious know ledge of mechanics, (by which tho crew was to ho hung as high as Hainan in the Irce before the President's window) by bis resolute hu manity, fell to the ground. So did the scheme for breaking her into harness, pie pnratoiy to our subutden excuisions in ihe watermelon time ; and, after sundry iirono- sitions, of which the above were "tho mild est in their character, tho chaii man begged to suspend tho discussion, uhile ho ascer tained by vote the popularity of milk among ine iiiumucia. i nuiijua Having ii uy accia ination, the chairman (something out of ol der but in a style peculiar to himself,) mov ed and seconded that he should tie a com niilteo of one to prucuio satisfaction to tho class for the indignity offered by the stew atd to their grass and character. Carried also, and the meeting adjourned. The south entrv of tho collego, as tho passer by very well knew, shuts upon the public street. Either from the superior gaiety of the prospect from two windows, or from one of ihoso mysterious crystalization which provu that hearts arc subject to the laws of the Mtiguoin 'iieneo nam marts) that entry was occupied almost exclusively by students of rather an effervescent quality of character. Pipkins occupied ihu fuurth story, front corner, and by experiment upon the endur.inrn of the pious indigents, who were successfully appointed his room mates by the Faculty, his character seived him at last as an exclusive barter to tho apartment. It will ho seen that tho sqare dormitory was very important to (be committee. The regular hebdomadal meeting of tho tutors, on Friday evening, was actually ta ken advantage of to regulate such little mat tirs as i (jinred ili"ir absence fiom the en tries: but it was not till tho following Fri day that he could hopo to hear tho report of the committee. As tho clock strucK eight, and each entry disgorged punctually its guar dian white cravat, progressing with a north erly direction to tho room of the senior tutor the representative body of which Pipkins, as I have said before, was perpetual chair man, began to radiato correspondingly to tho south ; and with that simultaneous promptitude so necessary to tho balance uf government, tho chair was probably taken in both legislative bodies (tho tutors and our own) at the same instant. The materials for discussion in the assemblies were, doubt less, susceptible ol contrast but they were still linked as cause and effect the misde meanors and delinqiiences that funned the subject of tho tutor's consultation, result ing, by natural consequence from tho hospi table habits of Mr. Pipkins. 'Gentlemen, 'said our enterprising nnd ef fective chairman, 'your cotnmittco report : First: That us far as can ho discovered by the naked eye, tho evidence of misde meanors on the patt of the preccant cow, commended to our notice, have rather in creased than diminished ; Secondly: I hat from such a non reas onings, as warrant us in deducing the future Irom the past, there is no prospect that the habits of tho said animal will bo revised, modified, or subletted m any way to tho con trol of voui committee ; Thirdly : That as there appears no rca- snt s why our vit luotis indignation should not, like r a stall s 'disease, be 'turned to com modity,' your committee, having control of the Executive purse and quarters, has caus ed to be purchased sundry bushels of tun ips i halter and a milk pail, lor the prolongui! and turning to account, vidimus indignation ; I' mn thiii : l our committee therefore res pectfully urge this house to resolve itself with out delay, into a Committee of the whole to wait on said cow, and by such persuasion sis the exigency shall require, induce her to present herself on this elevated floor.' 'Hurrah for Pipkins !' 'How will you do it V were audible among tho confused cries that greeted Tom's parliamentary document. 'Order ! Order ! listen to tho Chair !' cried Pipkins. 'Is there any member of the House who is not the proprietor of a pair of tongs?' No answer. 'Item, a vessel containing oil?' No amwer. 'Item, a newspaper, college catolegite, die lit mrv or other combustible ?' No ar.swor 'Then, cetitlenien, I sre my way ! Meet me in the lower entry, equipped every man with the articles mentioned.' The House adjourned. The entry was in perfect darkiief?. The cow stood at the farther exliemity, (hawing her breath heavily, and Pipkins, confident of success, issued his oiders with the calm collerledness so indicative of the master spirit. Armed after the manner of (iideon and his three hundred at the taking of Jer icho, we stood in a back room ready for the citsis. I- irmly lunched in the extremity of lis tongs each 'bravo' held dictionary or newspaper, saturated wilh.oil, and at each man .stool was a limited lamp. Illume!' hoarsely whispered Pipkins. thrusting his head in at the door. In an in stant tbi' flambeaux were and theroom shone liko a temple of ihe sun. At the thitd thwack, charge into the entry ! Front rank, light and wave, and let the war-cry be 'Cio hbni"!' Thwack! thwack! thwack! The cow had already struck into a canter w hen the door was llting open. Thirty bla zing torches ihhty hoarse voices vocifera ting ' Co alotiL',' acceleiiiled her speed into a gallop. I he stans wete belore her. One wild moment she stood mating with affright, upright as the giraffe at a palm tree, but thwack went the broomstick, and closer piessed the flaming torches, and with spring, stumble, scramble anil stiurl, the astonished quadiiiped achieved the stairs. ' r rout rank ! Once more to the liiench ! shouted Pipkins. Ho led thu assault with his white ash broom the breathless animal wasdiiven on Hang ! Ciisp! the blow s de scended and the burning oil hissed in the flame, and up like Taurus, liightened out of the zed lie b a comet, rushed the thunder stricken cow. No breathing time no stav! Another mar a1 other smut of teiror a whisk of the fifty tail a noise as of batter ing giants or clubs at Donv. brook Fair and panting, gasping, and glaring terrifically around, jhu beleagured cow stood at Tom's loor in the loin til story. Mightlv (himaoed in the kners, but not otherwise hud. Pipkin's new chum was ea sily haltered and installed in the vacant dor mitory, and with more philosophy than ac companies more sudden elevations, she had come to her feed, and exhibited most of her habitual functions, in the lapse uf half an hour. The turnips, Tom's patience, and our ca pability uf excitement lasted a week. Night ly milk punches and nightly frolics will wear, we discovered, even upon the head ami stomach id" a sophomore, and hospitality to quadrupeds, Pipkins was obliged to confess, has a limn in the fourth story, however it may be on the ground floor. Ve bad laugh ed ourselves faint over the steward's trouble bout his lost cow, and Tom, who had cut advei tisoinents from the ucwspnpcis and tasted ihem on her horns, fairly wished she was again cropping and fertilizing the col li enclosure. How sho was id bo got down was a point we left securely to his brilliant generalship. In the ' fourth story front' of tho next en try, we fortunately had an ally, and, as means ol escape Irom tutors, we had lung maintain ed a hole in tho wall, secretly connecting his di r.nitory witli the corresponding one in our own entry. Another ally lived in lite back loom on the same floor, very much crannied in the lovo of liberty, however, by his chum. Mr Sneeps, tin ex-journeyman baker, whoso talents had been discovered bv a benevolent society late in life, and who made a consci entious duty of informing the Faculty of all misdemeanors that camo under his observa tion. In collego phraseology, persons of this peculiar complexion ol science are com monly called blue skins. Saturday evening came around again, and true to our trust, wo assembled in South Col lege. Tho cow had now been stabled eight days and nights in Tom's vacant bed-mom, and the atmosphere was rather bucolic. Tho occupant on the floor below had been oblig ed to remove his bed from tinder, but that was no great matter. He was ono of us. Tho punch went slowly around, and thu con versatton was inmost at a stand still. Two or three were asleep on their chairs with their glasses Idled beloro them, a brace or two bad taken to I nm s I cd, and, as tho colleg cloik struck 12, Pipkins, Johnson, (Sneep'i mum) and mysell, were leaning Willi our el bows on tho table, gazing vacamly at tho ul most brimming milk pail, the only ones that wero awaKe 'Is that tttilvc'' said Tom, tiiusinly, 'What time doer 'Snoops go to bed, John son?' ' Had you not bettor try to get rid of your cow, before you try n now scrape ?' was the indirect answer. ' 1 confess 1 should liko to sco my way out of this ' ' You shall sco tho cow's way out of this m twenty minutes,' said Pipkins lumping up and swallowing u bumper of tho bunch. ' Come, rotiso up ! Tho cow is in tran situ! Who'll bet an oyster supper that I don't show Sneeps tho devil, dispusc uf my tenant, and to-morrow go unsuspected to chapel I' By this lime thu sleepers wero on their legs, and all on the qui vivc for Tom's new project. Producing two large newspapers, he steeped ihem thoroughly in oil, and twist ing them around tho horns of thu cow, bind ing ihem tightly with twine near the head, and opening them fan shaped at the points. In the week that the kind animal had been his guest, she had fed daily from Ids hand, and she now submitted most tractably to his decoration. Having arranged her head dress so that sho looked like thu horn pic tures of Moses, he loosed her halter, and ta king the last bunch of turnips in his hand, led her into the entry. Tho opposite room was open, and with his candle and proven der ho crossed to tho dormitory, the cow fol lowing, and crept through the secret bole in tho wall. Shouts of laughter rang through tho collego as his design began to flash on our comprehensions. Tho cow stopped at tho obstruction, but on tho other side of the hole, which was barely sufficient to let her body through stood Tom, with turnips tempt ingly displayed, and she drew her breath ihrough her nostrils inquiringly, and mado a slight demonstration towatd n jump. Toin retreated slowly, till ho stood in the door way of the little room, and taking a single step half out of sight, ho onco more shook Ihe turnips and gave a coaxing 'sngh! sngh !' and the next moment tho cow was fast, with her head and forelegs in tho north entry, and the lemainder in she south. ' Prick heron !' cried Pipkins just audibly through the wall. ' Crowd her hack !' cried all who were be hind. Hap! rap! at that instant came the tutor's knock at the door behind us, and in the ex tremity of our desperation, wo kicked, shov ed nnd fiiglstened the poor brute till she drew her legs after her, and left tho avenue open fur our own escape. A cloak was instantly hung over tho hole, and the occupant of the room remained behind to answer the tutor's questions. The cow was now in the room of tho north entry, and as the wholu in the wall was en tirely unknown to tho tutors, and other stu dent", we thought a belter sequel could hard ly he conitrived than to leave tho cow in the fourth story, to explain her own advent. Turn, however, had not bounded bis ambi tion at this. Ho carefully restored the or nate spread of ihu cow's coiffure, and having discovered by a tiptoe reconnoitre that Mr Sneeps was asleep, as softly as the cow could he made to follow, he led her along the en try to that gentleman's door. ' Now, Johnson.' said Pinkins. ' en in nnd go to bed, and when tho door opens cry 'fire' M.ld flu flnt'tl c I. ..II ... I you can lay your hands on. Lie across that upper stair, some of" you, with your hack up, .nm ine lest iaKo sucks and lay on like JMuc Duff when I give the word.' 'All ready!' said Johnson, through a rmrk in thu door. Willi bis haiikerrliir'f nvnr eyes of the submissive cow, Pipkins set fire to tier mltaiiiai'lu lieau-dress, and before be could withdraw his bandage, the horns wero encircled in flames. A wild snort of terror came from the animal, but, at thu same in stant, a dozen blows descended on her back and with a leap hko a deer, she sprang thro' the open door. Crash ! went an indefinable mass of crockery, and around the room at n pace peifectly infuriated, ran the cow, trampling at every louud tho overthrown ta bles and chairs, and, with her glaring eyes and her flaming horns, certainly resembling very strikingly my idea of the devil. Pipkins held the door open by a crack, and we look ed iirtivcr his shoulder. In tho farthest cor ner of his heed room, crouched Mr Sneeps, his mouth open and his face livid with flight; and observing the next instant, that he had covered his face with his hands. Pipkins slipped in and enveloped himself in a sheet from Johnson's bed and by a rush upon thu cow, drove her straight into the dormitory. With hands extended and hair upright, and at a single bound, the terrified man made for the door tumbling over the back of our friend, as Pipkins had calculated, he pitched headlong down stairs; hut up in a second. mil still dumb with horror, he continued his flight ; never stopping, as wo afterwards learned, till he reached the room of tho Pre- ident, where he burst in and threw himself upon the floor. Pipkins was never abandoned by his an gel of discretion. Closing thu door after the living liluo skin, ho threw a blanket over the ow's burns, sent Johnson into the entrv t" gape and wonder with the rest of Ins disturb ed neighbors, and hid himself with the cow- in tho vacated dormitory of poor Sneeps. fri... 1....1 i i. ...i i... . i. ..... .! . in. iiiiiii nun uuru uisiuiiiuu uy ine raining of hoofs, hut ho look a few minutes to dress, mil in that timo the wondeiing Sophs had slunk again to their beds, and w ith the unsat isfied functionary, the last footfall was si lenced in the entry. 1 have laughed at intervals of years, and in very grave places, when soino chance as sociation had brought back to my memory the picture of that luckless cow, as sho ap pealed to mo assembled college on bunday morning, looking down upon the grass from toe window ol the fourth stury ol tho north entty. I om lied her Willi a short tether to the bingo of the outsidu window blind, and when tho bell rung for prayers, mid profes sors, tutors, and students, wero all wending their way suberfy to tho chapel, some chance eyo discovered the protruded head of tho steward's long lost cow. A shout to others to como and look, soon turned the tide of maliti-goersfroin tho path to the chaiiel.and in live minutes the entire population of thu collego was in a body under the window, gazing upward. Tho merriment was so ob streperous that it was not thought expedient to proceed with Ihe morning pravers iho only instance of that omission, I b'eliuvc, in the history of thu institution. How thu cow got there wheru sho was kept during thu week that sho was missing, and who wero the perpetrators, remained a profound secret until after Pipkins had ta ken his degree. Of rourso no suspicion at tached to Tom's entry, and thu burden of surmise fell divided among the innocent resi dents in thu entry whero tho cow was dis covered. Deatb ends tho merriest tale. Tho stew ard fed bis cow in her elevated station until Monday, when hu uttempted to induce her todescend the stairs. liutsho had not enough of tho extraordinary. Nothing could coax, drag or drive her to the staircase ; and get ling out of patience at last w lib the obslinacy of tho animal, nnd tho immoderate laughter of tho students, tho nngry purvoyor sent for n butcher, and brought her adventures to a tragical end. AN OPERATION. From an unpublished work, called the "Ro mance of Anatomy." 11 Y J . JONGS. ' You urge there is no romance in' our pro fession.' ' To bo sure I do; things happen qttccrly sometimes, and wo make strango acquaint ances in the course of our practice, 1 admit; hut that any thiu? positively romantic, ns tho word is iinderstoodoccurs in the praclico of surgery, 1 deny.' ' Charles,' said the elder of tho two, ' light your scgar and listen. Two years buforo I received my degree tho ovonts narrated here, occurred.' He opened a portfolio, and com menced reading ns follows: ' During n peri od of lime occupied by me in a tour through the New England States, in tho year 183-, I was on board a steamboat, crowded with passengers. Tho stafo of Maine had attrac tions for me and to ono of its towns 1 was destined. Among the many groups that were enjoying the sight of Iho sea in their chosen positions on the steamer's deck, a few hours after our departure, tho attention of many observers was attracted more par ticularly to a family parly ol three persons an elderly gentleman of intellectual ap pearance, and two young ladies his daugh ters; one an invalid, iho other an incarna tion of health and beauty. The object of their journey the restoration of tho health of the afllicted ono, by change of scene, and the magic potency, in many cases of the in vigorating sea breeze. Having selected a seat near this party, for no motive of listen ing their discourse; tho earnest manner of the elder of tho ladies prevented any other result. I heard her father's repeated cau tions, and ho earnestly entreated her to bo careful if she remained upon the deck alone. ' There is no danger, father,' said she. ' 1 would not wish to be the slave of fear.' For tho first time I had become interested in her character, and a silent prayer went forth from my heart, that her path through life should he guarded from the fear she seemed with all her soul to despise. I left the deck as her father ending a fresh cau tion with, 'Ellen, my dear, I hope no harm will como of your want of caro' led the younger sister to thu cabin below. A short lime afterwards, while standing near the place appointed for tho engineer, watching she movements of tho complicated machine, with powerful precision propelling us against wind and tide, some dozen miles per hour, on a sudden the cngino stopped in obedience to the signal bell, and I heard con siderable bustle un the deck above. A fish ing boat had attempted to cross the track of the steamer, and to avoid collision, the abrupt stoppage had been deemed necessary by llie captain. Tho fishing boat passed in safety by, and the steamer was again under full steam. As I walked leisurely to tho after part of the boat, I saw a crowd near tho ladies' cabin, and borne in the arms of her father, appaicntly dead, was the young lady whom I had left and who subsequently be came an object of intense interest to many on board. 1 hesitated in forcing my way to her, supposing that it might be u casu of hunting, nnd there were enough to apply the r.....,i,,.c noiiii on sutli occasions. After tho lapse of a few minutes, irom Ihe .i"itaieii ppearanco of those who had accompanied the young lady into the cabin, it was evident to me that a serious accident had occurred. I entered tho cabin with the captain, and be held reclining upon a settee, the form of that lovely girl, to till appearance dead, her father nd sister bending over her in agony, cha fing her temples, pressing her while hands, calling upon her name in vain, their anguish subsiding in floods of tears. Messengers had been despatched to the ddlereut parts of the boat, to ascertain if there was among the pas- .... i 1 1 . .. snngers a surgeon vv uo comu ascertain ine i nature nnd extent of the miury. No one had yet been found. I asked how the, accrdent occurred, and was iufoinied that when the boat stopped, the young lady was leaning over the rail of the promenade deck, the passengers anxiously rushing to one side, as tho fishing boat passed, caused tho steamer to cat een, when the poor girl fell on the deck below, shilling her head upon a corner of the cabin-box. A medical gentleman entered tho cabin, accompanied by a young man. Upon examination, it was found that the skull of the young lady was fractured, and every symptom indicated compression of tho brain. This intelligence was imparted to tho unhappy parent of iho girl, witli the can did acknowledgment that her situation was ono of iminent peril. ' Can nothing be done to save her!' said tho weepinc father; the sister had been removed in an almost un conscious stato from the cabin, and was in the care of some ol Ihe ladies. The physi cian replied that there was but ono hopo to rest upon an operation, and that skillfully and speedily pcrlormed. ' What operation V said the father, holding her head in his hands, and watting a reply m breathless anxiety, 'Trepanning,' quietly responded the phy sician, and hriolly explained his meaning A silence of some duration ensued. ' When this dreadful operation is perform ed, what is tho chance of recovery?' gasp. ed the father, seizing tho physician by the arm. ' That must depend upon circumstances, was his reply. ' Save her life. Ellen my child my child. Poor girl, 'tis an awful thing to think ol. If, as you must ho done, tor Heaven s stik'u Insu no time.' ' 1 have no instruments fit for tho purpose, nor would I undertake it if I had. It needs a more experienced hand than mine. I never even saw it done. From thu books only I know its nature and manner of pro ceeding.' Tho Captain remarked that he had n caso of instruments on hoard the boat; uf their purposes ho was ignorant. The young man that had entered willi thu physician, had been carefully examining tho injury, and request ed the captain to procure the instruments, who left the cabin for that purpose. Ho then addressed tho physician 'Sir, should the trepan be at hand, would it not bo well to at- temjit tlie operation In Iter jircscnl state sbu must (ho, unless some aid bu promptly given. 1 will assit you. 'Aro you a physician V 'No 1 am a student of medicine only. 1 have seon tho trepan used twico witli com plete success. 1 am awaro that it is a dan gerous operation, though easily performed,' 'I shall not undertake it. I could nut summon resolution, 1 do not profess sur gery. 'Wo aro many miles from land, sir. I never performed this or uny other operation upon tho human body. Itulying upon my knowledge ofaniiomy the exigency of tho case the favorable position of the wound, I would not shrink in any attempt to save uj valuable life. Why should yuu V Tho Captain returned. Tho caso was opened, and proved upon examination, to bo n largo caso of amputating instruments, and fortunately the trepan nnd its necessary ap paratus accompanying them. Tho father revived from an apparent stu por. Tho sight of tho knives mado him shudder. 'Well,' said ho, in a whisper, 'what is to he dono ?' Tho young man and tho physician wore conversing audibly together fur a moment. 'No sir,' replied tho piscian. 'Nothing in 1 ho world would induce mo to attempt it. Having no confidenco in my own power, you know, sir, it is not likely that I should succeed.' 'If you were not on boat, under the cir cumstances, and at the request of those in terested, I would attempt it. He it under stood that you refuse, and if her father will trust mc, 1 will save her if I can. Captain, you know me. 1 can have nono but good motives.' The father had listened. The calm, and cool manner of tho young student weighed much in his favor. After a look at his child, who slill seemed in the sleep of death, the low, peculiar breathing sound, attendant upon such cases, being the only sign of life, and suro symptom ol the nature uf the hurt, he look thu young man's hand and said, 'do what you think best. Save her if you can ; God help you.' IIo kissed her, and walked away, checking tho emotion, and repeating a prayer for her safety. A request was mado for all those whose aid was now necessary, to retire from the cabin. Tho physician, to his credit bo it spoken, remained to assist in an act which he dared not be a principal in. The instru ments having been carefully arranged, and every thing that prudenco could suggest, at tended to, tho young lady, was placed upon a tablu to undergo this fearful operation. There was, to her, no dread. She could feel no pain. Sensation, to her was a lost facul ty. But the loss ef self possession in the operator a lack of knowledge and judge ment in tho ciitical moment might make uf the instrument used to save a life, a weapon of sure destruction. The physician secured her head in a position most convenient, the student removed from tho injured spot the gulden curls, as ho took the scalpel in his baud to make the necessary incision through the integuments. His hand trembled not, his eye quailed not. In a moment a part of the scalp was dissected up tho bono was visible the saw about to do its work. Such silence a frightful wound appeared ttnd though inflicted upon one who felt not tho edge of the knife, slill it called forth a feeling of suspense, liut a short time had been occupied by tho young operator, when removing a piece of the skull of a circular form, thu brain, witli its thousand vessels dis tended with blood, showed plainly through its covering membranes. Her lather had walked about tho cabin, not daring to look in the diicclion in which his child was lying. After various attempts to speak, ho turned, saw the blood necessarilly lost, tnnkling down her livid check, and covering in its course, the loose locks that bad been spared. 'Is she alive 1 do not answer mc still I must ask Ellen, Ellen.' Expressions liko ihesc escaped from his lips, in tones of heart sinking despair. No attention was paid to him by the operator, who was proceeding to the last stages of his task, witli us firm a hand and determined heart as if iho instiunionts wero aeilnc upon miir hle. A moment's pause for reflection and consultation, had enabled him to decide upon nn important point. Applying u lever to thu depressed portion of the skull it was witli sonic difficulty raised, and signs of returning consciousness were evident. She moved her hands, raised them to her head. The eye of the sufferer resumed its natural office, and from her lips came ihe words of trans port 'Father ! I am safe ! I'm better !' Tho transition from apparent death to life, so sud den, was like the charms of the magician's art. Overcome by the change, her father sank into a chair, and was not disturbed till tho proper diessings were applied, and tho operutton pronounced complete. 1 he party were soon after landed at tho town where I intended spending sume days, and w itli the young surgeon I assisted in her removal to the carriage, r or days hu attended her con stantly, and her complete recovery was the result. Is there not something romantic in his?' 'No, it's what might bo called an interest ing case, and itsenual may be found in any of your published lecturss by distinguished professors of surgery.' 'Well, it s an odd way to bo introduced to a wife. You'll allow thai 1 suppose.' 'Why, yes, ono would hardly suppose that cutting n hole in thu cranium of a young la dy, was the way to win her heart.' 'It was in this case, at any rate. The fair-haired lady I introduced you yesterday, the wife of my friend , who, you know is no doctor, was the heroine of my romance I had the story from the M. D. who was pre sent on tho occasion. And her father has given him, witli her, a fortune. That lock of hair you saw braided in tho broach you so much admired in his bosom, was tho one cut from Ellen's head, previous to tlie operation, and which ho prizes abovo tho jewels that encompass it. Jow what say you to thu ro manco of our profession ?' 'Say,' yawned the junior M. 1)., 'why, that such things don't happen every day. Why is not your menu ono uj us r 'He is, in all but the name, possessing Ihe qualities necessary to excel in thu practice of the healing art, an honor to society, de lighting to do good, enjoying ibu felicity ot domestic hlo witli a companion won Irom tho grave by iho knowledge of a splendid science, and the courageous exercise of its principles. Is not this reward tho continua tion of a true romance ?' TO MAKE HOME IIALM'Y. IS' a turn is industrious in adorning her do minions ; and man, to whom this beauty is addressed, should fuel and nboy tho lesson Let him too bo industrious in adorning his domain making his homo, tho dwelling of his wife and children, not only convenient and comfortable, but pleasant. Let him, as far ns circumstances will permit, lie nidus trioiis in surrounding it witli pleasant oh jects in decorating it, within and without, with things that lenu to niaKu it agreeable and attractive. Let industry niako homo the ;ihudo of neatness and order a place which is enticing to every inmate, and which in absence draws hack tho heart by tho fond associations of comfort nnd content. Let this hu done, and this sacred spot will be come douhlv dear. Yo parents who would havo your children happy, bo ambitious to hrimr them ui in tho midst of a tileasanl. a cheerful, a happy home. Waste not your time in accumulating wealth tor them ; stiivo rather to plant in their minds, in the way proposed, the seeds of viiluo and piosperily, MANAGEMENT OF 1'OUIrKV. .Messrs. Oavlord & Tucker, I have been re. luostcd to give you and your re ulers, some ac count of my success in tho management of do mestic fowls. My experiment), having been continued for many year?, have wrought in mo the full conviction, that thoro m as gtcat a dif. fcroncc and as much ground of preference among the breeds or variliop, as there is among cattle. Having tried a great number of different kinds, I have adopted as mv favoritcitho Poland breed. or the black topknots, as they aro familiarly cal led. These when pure or thorough.brcd, aro uf n globsy coal black, with a largo tuft of long wiulo leathers on the top ot the head) and arc the most beautiful domestic fowl probably, that can he found in this country. Their excellence consists mainly in their disinclination to set till tnoy arc three or lour years old, nnd when well fed, continuing to lay egga tho whole year, ex cept durinrr moulting time. This generally commences in tho month uf October or Novem ber, and occupies about eix weeks, during which they never lay eggp. Last year 1 kentofthe black ton-knoU, two cocke and fourteen hens. Eorly in December, 1810, they began to lay and continued laying, with occasional intervals of from tbiee to six lays all winter and summer, till about the middle of October. 1811. The whole number of eggs produced, I did not ascertain ; but of the eggs of three hens, that laid by themselves tiie year round, I kept an account, and found that they averaged UtiU eggs each. Only two of the fourteen bens showed the least disposition to set during tho year. The food they consumed during one year, consisted, first of twelve bush els of damaged wheat which I purchased at twenly.fivo cents per bushel, nnd afterwards twelve bushels of oats, also at twenty-five cents per bushel, amounting to six dollars. I Ins with a supply of fresli water every day, kept them in good condition, and caused thctn to pro duce largo eggs ; for all fowls lay larger and heavier eggs when well fed, than when they aro poor. My fowls have also laid the whole ol this last winter, I have never succeeded so well with any other breed. Uullim says, a common hen, well fed and at tended, will produce upwards of 150 eggs inn year, besides two broods of chicken?, liut the common lions 1 formerly kept, always fell much short ol tins number. Were I to describe-as the result of my ex perience, what I think the best food for fowls, I should say a plenty of grain, not. much matter what kind, cither boiled or soaked in water, and in winter mixed with boiled potatoes, fed warm, twice a day. It is also of great importance that they have a warm sunny place to stay in during winter, for if left without care to find their roost here and there in an open barn or shed, they will produce no eggs. If they could, in winter, hu roosted in a tight room ten loot square, where by their contiguity they could mutually impart warmth, their improvement would be manifest to the most incredulous. Tho only disease of consequence that 1 have observed among my fowls, has been the pip, winch is a kind ol horny scale growing on tlie tin of the tongue, and by which they aro liable to bo attacked late in autumn and early in the winter. When attacked with this, they appear stupid, stand by themselves vv it li no inclination to move about, refuse all food, and if not attend ed to in two or three days they die. On dis covering these symptoms, they should be im mediately caught, and w th a knife or the thumb nail, this scale may be caught on tho lower side of the tongue and peeled oh", when they vvtl mmcuiaieiy recover. Keening Kggs. Having tried many ways of preserving eggs, I have found the fullowing to be the easiest, cheapest, surest and best. Take your crock, keg or barrel, according to the quantity you have, cover the bottom with half an inch of line salt, nnd set your eggs in it close to. gether on the small end ; be very particular to put the small end amen, for if put m any other position they will not keep as well and the yolk win adhere to the shell : sprinkle them over with salt so as to fill the interstices, and then put in another layer of eggs and cover with salt, mid fco on till your vesoTl is tilled. Cover it over tight and put it where it will not freeze, and the eggs, will keep perfectly fresh and goud any dcirablc length of time. My family have kept them in this manner throe years, and found them all as good as when laid down. I believe we have never bad a bad egg since we com menced preserving1 them in this m-inncr. The double is comparatively nothing, for when wo have a dozen or so more than wo wish to u?e, we put them in the cask and sprinkle ihem ov er with salt ; and when at any future time we with to take them out, they are accessible and tho salt is umnjiiieil. liut mark ! the eggs should bo put down before they become stale, say within a week or len days after they are laid. Every mm by this process nuv have eggs a plenty in winter as in summer ; and farmers who make a business ot selling their eggs, may eas ily calculate the profits ol" preserving them in sunnnur and selling them in winter. Egg. whero I live, sell frequently in summer at ciglit cents, and in winter as high as thirty-seven and a hall cents per dozen. In view of these var- iotts considerations, it must be evident that no investment that a farmer can make, will yield so great a profit as a few dollars in domestic fowls. They will cost, probably in no case, more than filty cents each per year for their food ; the trouble of taking care of them is fullv counterbalanced by the pleasure they give ; and they will, or may be made to, produce cacti on an average from 'J00 to AjO eggs, besides an oc casional brood of chickens. TH3 BLAGK FIOTR3. A Full Blooded French Horsr, -IT""!!.!, be kept fur Mmcs threugh the season. He will stand ot HubMe's, Charlotte 4 comers, on Mondav-si at Lit C. Maitm's. l'errisbureh. Turs days-, nt Keller's, Monkton, Wednesdays ; Hurra's, mucsuurgii, inursiiays; .nintr s, cast nan in .-helluirn, Fridays; at E. Heweti's, Bapust corners Charlotte, Satutdavs. As for htaun, color, life nnrl kind di-po.-ition, no Horse e.M-ecds him. If the rearers . f horses are dispoed to improve their slock, I shall be tliankli.i to receive their patronage. Terms low- lor casli. l vv o, tnrce una lour dollars A. NEWELL. Charlotte, May 1C, ISIS. AI.PHEUS HALL'S ESTATE. STATE OF VERMONT. 7 The Hon. ihe Probate District of Chittenden, ss. court for die District of Chittenden! to nil persons concerned in the estate of Vipiicus I tail laic oi .union in saiu uisinci, ieccus cd. (ircctinc. Whereas, the administrators of iho estate of said deceased, proposes to render mi account of iheir ad ministration, nnd present their account against said e-tatc for examination nnd allowance ai a scsmou of the court of Probate, to be holden nt ihe Register otlice in liurlingion in said ui-tnct on me twenty fifth dav of June next. Therefore, ou nro hereby notified to appear I eforo said court at the time and place uloresaid, nnd .new- cnuie, it nny )ou luivv, why tlie account ntoresau' should nuL he allowed. Oiveu under my hand at Burlington this 25th day (I .viay .. u. isu". Win. WESTON, Register. EVANS CIIANCl.'S ESTATE. STATE OF VERMONT. ? The Hon. theProhalo District of Clititenden, ss. J court for the Dinrict of Chittenden : to all per-ons concer ned m ihe estate of Evans Clianco late ot iiurnngton in said District, ue ceased. Greeting. Whereas, Harmon Bench, administrator dtbonls noil of the estate ol said du-eased, proposes to render nn account ol lus ndimnistialioii, and prinm Ins ac count nuainst said estate for examination and nllow. once nt a session of the court of Probate, to be ho! den at the Register's ollico m ltuilington in said dis irici on me twenty mill i av ot Juim next. Therefore, you are hereby notified to appear before saiu conn ai ine nine and pines nloresaid, and suew cause, it any you have, why Ihe account ofoiesaid tliumu nui uu iiuuvvcii, Oiven under my hand at Burlington this 23th day o .May A. D. 1812, ,,, .. Win. WESTON, Register TMSSOI.UTIO.V. The public nie hernhy noli- U lied tlint Ihe tirni ol llurnell nun I ......... i..;.,v u merchants nl Mttlou Sawyer, lately KallS Vl.vva dimlve.l I'V mutual content on llieSlh dayof Jniiu nrv. A. ! (812 i and the debts dun k.iul tirni are as "icneJ o Jed Sawyer. WM. A. lll'RMriT, B ' JLH SAWYElt. Milton, Junee, IS 12. Ill WINKS. tlr. CVIi ri very he -e Wuusnl dniereiii U n.t. rr le'.y (Mayy.J S. ALKl-R. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, Vci iuoiil District. IN HAKKIIUI'TCY. Notice In Miow ciiur aR.iltist Potion of Syr.yr.STF.Illl. vi., , 0 r.sscx, in said Dis trict, tobedcc nriti , ,, lnl ,10orficoof Sam ucl Prentiss, Oistn . . , ', jiontpclicr in said District, on l-riday, Ju ,8j2) 10l A.M. HOVAI, SHERMAN,., I 1W in said District, to ho declared Ilankrtipt, at ihoonico of Samucll'rcn tiss , District Judcc, m Jfonlpclirr in said District, on Friday, July 8, 1812, 10, A. M. DAVID TVLHlt, farmer, of Essex, in said District, to bo declared Bankrupt, at iho Office ot Samuel l'rcntts, District JuJrc, in Montpelicr in said Dis--trict, on f-'riday, July 8, 1812, 10, A. M. HKNRV l.KKT, of Hcnnington, in said District, to ho declared Bankrupt, ot tho OiTico of Snmutl Prentiss, District. I U''ro, in Montpihrr in said Dis- ttict, on 1'riday, July 8, 1812, 10, A. M. LEONARD M. DIXON, of Underbill, in said Dis trict, to bo declared Bankrupt, at thoOfllcoof Sain' uel l'rcnti's, District Judge, in Montpelicr in said District, on die 8th day or July, 1812, at 10 A. M. BENJAMIN PARKER, of Essex, in said District, for his Discharge and Certificate ns Bankrupt, nt the Office f Samuel Prentiss, District Judge, in Montpelicr in said District, Wednesday, August 31, 1812, 10, A.M. IRA AI.I.EN, of Hinesburgh, in said District, for bis Discharge and Certificate ns liankrupt, at theOffico of Samuel Prentiss, District Judge, in Montptlicr in said District, Wednesday, August 31, 1842, 10, I1ENIIV I..PEASI.F.E,ofEsscx,in said District, for his Discharge ami Certificate ns Bankrupt, at thcr Olficc of S iinurl Prentis-, District Judge, in Mont peher in said Distnct, Wednesday, August 31, 1842J 10, A. M. AUGUSTUS POLLARD, of Burlington, in saidDis trict, for his Disi barge and Certificate as Bankrupt, nt tho Office of .Samuel Prentiss, District Judge irr Monipclur in said District. WcdncsJay, August 31, 1812, 10, A. M. JOHN SMITH, of Colchester, in said District, for his Discharge and Certificate as Bankrupt, nt the Office of Samuel Prentiss, District. fudge, in Mont pelicr in said District, Wednesday, August 31, 1812, 10, A. M. LEMUEL CURTIS, of Burlington, in said District, fur h s Discharge nnd Certificate as liankrupt, at the Office of Samuel Prenlis, Distiict Judge, in -Montpelicr in said District, Wednesday, August 31, 1912,10, A.M. DANIEL S. LATIIROP, of Stow, in said District, for his Discharge nnd Certificate as Bankrupt, at the Office of Samuel Prentiss, District Judge, in Montpelicr in tnid Dis-rict, Wednesday, August 31, 1812, 10, A.M. WILLIAM BARNES, of Colchester, in said District, for his Discharge nnd Certificate ns Bankrupt, nt tho Offi o of Samuel Prentiss, District Judge, in Monipclicr, in said District, Wednesday, August 31, 1812,10, A.M. PIIESSON CItOIUT,of Burlington, in said District, for his Discharge and Certificate ns Bankrupt, at the Office of Samuel Prentiss, l istrict Judge, in Montpelier in said District, Wednesday, August 31. 1812, 10, A. M. ORSON II. SAXTON', of Burlington, in said Dis trict, fur his Discharge and Certificate ns Bankrupt, nt the Office of Samuel Prentiss, District Judge, in Montpelicr in said District, Wednesday, August 31, 1912, 10, A. M. SIMON DAVIS, of Jericho, in said District, for his Discharge and Certificate ns Bankrupts! theOffice of Samuel Prentiss, Di'triet Judge, in Montpdirr insnid District,Wednesday, August 31, 1842,10, A.M. EDWARD SMITH, of Burlington, in said District, for Ins Discharge anil Cirtificate as Bankrupt, nt the Office of .-'anuicl i'rcnti, District Judge, in Mon'pe'ier in said D:tnct, Wednesday, August 31, 1912, 10, A.M. IIIll M DAVIS, of Jericho, in said District, for his Discharge nnd Certificate ns Bankrupt, at the Office of Samuel Prentiss, District Judge, in Montptliir in said District, Wednesihy.August 10,1942,31, A.M. AI1NKR B. LOWRV, of Burlington, in said Dis trict, for his Discharge nnd Ceititicate as Bankrupt, nt tho Office of Samuel Prentiss, District Judge, in Montpelicr in said District, Wednesday, August 31, 1912, 10, A. M. EDMUND WELL1NOTON, of Milton, in said Dis trict, for hu Dischnrgcnnd Ccrtificateas Bankrupt, at tho Office of Samuel Premiss, District Judge, in Montpelicr in said District, Wednesday, August 31, 1S12, 10, A.M. DAVIS S. UPSSI'.LL, of llurhncton, in said Dis trict, for his Disclnrgeand Certificate as Bankrupt, at ihe Office of Samuel Prentiss, District Judge, in Montpelicr in said District, Wednesday, August 31, 1912, 10, A. M. JOHN HEllttl.VO, of Oo'chci-er, in said Da niel, fir InsDisrlnrgonnd Cerliicate, as Liankrupt, nt thu Office of Samuel Prentiss, District Judsr, ni .lloiiipil.iT in said District, Wednesday, August 31, 1912,10, I..M. ADAM B. MOUSE, of IticlnnonJ, in stud District, fur h'w l)iclrirgc nnd CcrtiHcntc n liankrupt, nl the OIVl -U of tfoiuut 1 I Li-nti District Jude, in 'ncsday, Augusl3I, Montpelicr in ii ' Pi-" 1812, 10, A. M. CHESTER PH.VI : " 1 . !, in aid District, ns lltnkrupt, at District Judae, in Jucsday, August 31, tor Iih Di ' . ' ' the Office Pre;.. ' .. " "r 1812, 10. - I1ENRV 7.01 I i null If. ru, in said Di e i id ' trrificatens Bankrupt. tiict, (or hK Di- ut the Office of mm I I'rcnti, District Judge, in Montpelier in said D.strict, Wcdncaday, August 31, 11.', IP, A.M. GARRY MUNOil'.R, of Colchester, in said District, tor lus Discharge nnd Cerimcatc ns bankrupt, ni the Office of Samuel Prenlis, District Judge, in Montpelier in said District, Wednesday, August 31 , IS 12, 10, A. M. WILLIAM .""THWART, of South Hero, in said Dis tnct, for hu D.schnrge and C'criificnte as Bankrupt, nt the Otlice of Samuel Pren'isi, District Judge, in Montpelier in said District, Widnctday, August 31, 1812, 10, A. M. niOM kS M. VANCOI.'R, of Jericho, in said Dis trict, for his Discharge and Certificate as Bnnkrupt, nt ihe Otlice of Samuel Plenties District Judge, in Jiontpclicr in said District, Wednesday, August31, IS 12, 10, A. M. JOSIAII L. BROWN, of Underbill, in said District, for his Discharge nnd Certificate ns Bankrupt, nt the Ollice of Samuel Prentiss, District Judce, in Montpelier in said District, Wednesday, August 31, IS 12, 10, A. M. ENOS BLINN, of Burlington, in said District, for lus D'ccliirgp and (.crmicatc ns llanRrnpt, nt tlie Ollico of Samuel Prenlis, District Judge, in Mont pelicrin said District, Wednesday. August 31, 1S12, 10, A. M. SEYMOL'R IHIMPHREY.nfUnderhill, in said Dis trict, lor his Discharge nnd Certihcateas Bankrupt, at Ihe Office of S-imutl P "i s, District Judge, m Montpelier in said Disitu- Wtdncsday, August 31, 1812, 10, A.M. LUCIUS WOODARD, of Essex, in said District, for bis Discharge and Certificate as Bankrupt, nt tho Otfice of Samuel Prentiss, District Judge, in .Mont pelier in said District, Wednesday, August 31, 1S1-, 10, A. M. commTssoner's1votice. VYfE the Sill senl er-t bavins been appointed ly V I he llnnoral lelheProl ate Court for the District of ChilteiiiU-n, loinmi-Moner- to receive, examine; ami adjiM tho elaini" nnd demand- of all pen on iigniu-t the e-liite of Jneoli Hin-dill, late ol St, George in faid di-tricl, .'vea-eil, rrpre-entcil' in-olvent, and ul.-ii all claim,, and deinand. exhil iuil In n:l'tei there to; and m month- from the dav of die date hereo li me, ullimed by raid Court for purpose, vie do therefore hereby give notice, ihat wo will aitend'to Ihe liu-ine. of our appointment, nt lh dwelling of lilies S. lliiwlhiU, in St. Iteoige in aid di-lriet, on tbei -ivim.l Tucul.iy- i f July an I November next, at 13 oVI.K-l, A. M., on each ot said dav'p. Dated tin lllb.lavof M.iy.A.'D. 1812. REUBEN I.OCKWOOD, j Cumini. ii t ISAAC IHliHEE, j .ioner- DRUGS MEDICINES. TH E subscribers nro continually supplied with etery artule in ihe above branch, both of the Officinal and Patent kinds. Medicinal waters from Saratoga i do. from Caledonia, Canada; .Medical Wines and Spirits ; Leeches; Surgical Instruments! .Mineral T.eth, Ac, Ac. Prescriptions put up ol the shortest no-ice. Shop ovtn at all hours, PECK & SPEAR, Apothecaries. Buihnghn, t. j c-a TONS Fresh Ground Plasier, by 150 30 Dec. 'If. J. A J- H. Peck Co. OFk BOXES Bunch Raisins, tZOXJ 10 Kegs Malaga do 15 Bags Madeira Xut, 12 do Pilhcrls, " 15 do Brazil do 10 do Almonds, by 30 Dec, 1611. J. .f. J. II. PECK if. Co. N J0VV GOOD S ! THE subn-ribcr has just relumed from New Yotk vviih a general assortment of Dry Goods, Groceries, Crockery and Hardware. Also, flour, l'ork, Salmon, Mackerel, Codfish, Ac , which be will sell as cheap ns the cheapest. HORACE LANE. Burlington, May 25, 1812. 5i;w FOR SALE OR TQ LET. IIOl'SK Also a ni ui Ri dins I,. t May -n- ' C. llKS.VS. A

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