Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, January 27, 1843, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated January 27, 1843 Page 1
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41 H tub a LORY OP OiBSAn BUT TUB WELFARE Or ROME. VOL. XVI. EACH HAS HIS GIIIEj?. On rrrth .to many tirdits of wo, A11J many shi-kI 1 1 iM-n;iv, Anil mjinin s itiowwiibcteit check, And many a pained-dulled cyo. The wretched weep, the poor complain, And luckless love pines on unknown And faint from the midnicht cuuch Sounds out the sick child's moan. Each has his grief-old ago fears death The youm; man's ills are pridu, desire, And heart-sickness and in his breast The heat of passion's fire. And he who runs the race of fame, Oft feels within a feverish dread, Last others snatch the laurel crown lie bears upon his head. All, all know care; and, at the close, All Ho earth's pprcadincarms within The poor, I lie Mack-soul'd, proud, and low, Virtue, despair, and sin. O, foolish, then, with pain to shrink From the sure doom we each must meet. la earth so fair or heaven so dark Or life so passing sweet? No; dread yo not the fearful hour The coffin, and the pail's lark cloom, For there's a calm to throbbing hearts, And rest, down in tho tomb. Then our Ions; journey will be o'er, And throwing off earth's load of woes, The pallid brow, the fainting heart, Will sink in toft repose. Nor only this: for wise men say That when we leave our land of care, We float to a mysterious shore, Peaceful, and pure, and fair. So, welcome death ! Whene'er the time That the dread summons must be met, I II yield without one pang of fear, Or biglt, or iiin regret. Dut like unto a wearied child, Thatom field and wood all day Has ranged and struggled, and at last, Worn ut with toil and play, Goes up at evening to his home, And throws him, sltepv, tired, and sore, Upon bis bed, and rests him there, His pain and trouble o'er. POWCHS THE SCULPTOR. The following interesting notice of Pow er, llm gifted American Sculptor, now in Italy, is quoted by tins London Athenaeum from Mrs. Trollopc's recent Tour in Italy : Rather more than ten years ago I be came acquainted in Cincinnati, in Ohio, with a young man of the name of Powers: ho was at that time an assistant to a Mons. Dorfeuille, tho ingenious proprietor of a whimsical museum in which curious objects of Natural history, North American antiqui ties, and historical groups of wax figures, were blended, and daily exhibited, for the amusemont and edification of the beau mondc of tho western metropolis. The wax figures weiu mouuea, or at any rati! finished, by this young Mr. Powers: and there was a degree of talent displayed in this, that struck us all very forcibly, as being something greatly out of the common way. Encour aged, perhaps, by the opinions expressed by tho European party, of his skill in modeling, ho undertook a bust in such clay as ho could find, and produced what struck us all as the most wonderfully perfect likeness we had ever seen. Hut wo moved on, and heard no more of him. A few days after we arrived in Florence, wo were invited to visit the studio of some of the most distin guished artisans at present working there. A young American, called Powers, was among the names first mentioned, and the instant I heard tho name, I felt not the lightest doubt that by going to his stu dio I should meet my old acquaintance. Nor was I disappointed. There indeed 1 found the bi;;!il -gifted llirtitn Puweis, fullv emerged fiom the bnLsh chr)s:i!is state in which I had last seetJUiini into a full-fledged and acknowledged man of genius, in high fashion, overwhelmed with orders from weal thy patrons of all quartets of the globe, and with his rooms filled with admirable busts, all of them with more of the magical air of lifo about them, which we sec and feel in the works of the ancient sculptors, than any collection of modem marbles that I have ever visited. His busts arc life-liko to a de gree that made mo look at him with wonder. When we left him at Cincinnati he was a iad that had seen nothing of any ait but the art Divine which had formed the living crea tures around him ; and nothing but that intu itive faculty without which, I presume, ge nius cannot exist, could havo hutried him for ward'lo the place ho now holds among liv ing artists. Having examined all ho had to how mo, with equal surprise and plcasutc, I ventured to ask him if he had never tried his hand upon ideal work. "in marblu ?" ho replied. "Yes," said I, lorue group, not merely consisting of a por trait, but something imaginative." Ho shook his head. "I am married, and have two children," he said. "For busts I havo as many orders as I can execute; I must not risk the loss of this lucrative business, in or der to indulge myself in works of imagina tion. If my success continues, I may perhaps in time, venture to attempt sonic thing of the kind. But I cannot afield it yet." "But do you not sometimes imagine compositions 1" said I. "Do you not fancy things that you would like to executo?" " Why yes,' ho replied smiling, " I ccr tainly have fancied things that 1 should like to oxecuto, and I will show you one of them." He then led the way to another room, and there, behind a screen, was a figure mounted on a pedestal, and 1 saw at onco that it was a full-length as largo as lifo, though it was veiled from head to foot with a cloth. "Hero," said he, pausing beforo ho uncovcr it,"is a figuro in clay, on which 1 havo ho llowed some labor, and moro thought ; but I dare not do it on marblo ; I date not try my chisel upon it, unleis I could got on order for the statuo, and I cannot hopo for that as yet, 1 meant it as a representation of Lvc." lie then withdrew tho drancrv that cnnrnal- cd it, and displayed an undraped female that l gazed upon with unfeigned astonishment. I have no words of art at mv cnmm.-ind which might enable you to conceive oil tho ulcnueu dignity and simplicity ofthis beauti ful figure. In size, it is not beyond nature, but it is naturo in very full perfection, and admirably well accords with the idea that it seems natural to conceive of the universal mother, and tho model of women, as she camo from tho hand of tho creator. Iinfnrr. any accident of earth hud tarnished her per fection. In her right hand she holds the fa tal apple, and athwart tho still heavenly composetiro of her fair face, one may traco a slight shade of incipient anxiety, just suffici ent to mako one eel that sho is not divine. but human. But what strikes mo in thn composition, still moro than tho eraco and loveliness, was the almost severe simnlic- ity with which it was conceived and execut ed. There is in it somcthinrr that favn ran a o the idea of the pride of genius, that could not stoop to borrow a charm from look, or attitudo,but trusted all to beauty and to truth alone. Powers watched, almost wholly in silence, tho impression that his work made upon us ; and when at leneili we turned a- way from it, he threw the veil acain over it. saying, with something like a sigh, "I should liKu to uo it." iUosl heartily do I wish that some one may ere long look upon that Eve ot clay with as sincere admiration as I did, and with money enough to boot, to command that she should immediately icceive the im- mortallity ot marble, for well docs she de serve it. DEBJJYoWILJ)Ei, THE FAKMKirs WAITUIETEK. SY S E B A SMITH. There lived a few vn.-irc nrm m tUn - - ---- J--." "r", ... my IlllUilUl of one of the middle .States, a sturdy firmer, Hup iu uo in mo worm, uy mo name of William Wilder. Ho had wandorcd away from Yankee land in bis younger days to seek his fortune ; and having been employed by a respectable Quaker, to work on his farm, he bad contrived, with true Yankee adroitness, to win the afTee- lions of the old man's daughter, and had mar- ried her. ilis wife having espoused one of the mR-rl4v.,reo1'c' C0lltrary to the rules of her or- h. Win,,'.'.? couno ' rca(1 ollt of tho societv :' out iliiaiu juit.-u uei nuiio me lees for iii.ii ; if any thing, lie felt a little rcjuiccd at it, for ho thought it teemed to bring her a little nearer to him. lie bad no particular objections to 4 them theeing and tliouing port of folks ; he had al ways found them a pretty good sort of people, but lie had no idea that lie should ever join thorn himself, and therefore felt a sort of relief, a something that ho could hardly describe, when told that his wife was ' read out.' Mrs. Wilder, however, not or overcame, and perhaps never tried to overcome, the habits which had grown up with her childhood and youth; she always called her husband William and continued through life to speal; the Quaker; dialect. IJut this from her hps was nocr tin. grateful or unwelcome to Wildcr's ears ; fur one uf the sweetest sounds that dwelt in his memory was when ho asked her a ccitain ques tion, and her reply wa, "William, thee has my heart already, and my hand shall bo thine whenever then may please to take it." William Wilder was a thrifty and stirrm- man; in a few years he found himself the owner of a good larm, and was goin" ahead in the world as last as the best of Ins neighbors. Nor has the whole nun of bis good lorunio been yet Muted, lie was blet with a ilauh'er a Vt;.' Mv-y-cheeked, healthy, loinpiiig'girl full i! i te and spirits, and in his evi beautiful. This daughter, at the pcrirtl which is now to bo more narliculaiv Iiml m ii,.. age of eighteen years. Her complexion was naturally lair, mil a little browned from expos, lire to the sun, fur t-lio had been accustomed from childhood to he much in tho open air. If Ill's, however, had ilntr.irim r !, , ........... UI.I!1.4W IU, beauty, it was more than compensated by the viur mm ui.i-suuiiy ii iiiiu imparted to tier Irainc, and the bright and deep lustre it had brought to her dark hazel nvr Shn u-ne nn ..l.lno. Tr " ...... ut UUjl.1.1 Ul U. grossing love to her parents, and of general at- iiaiiiMi in mi; iiiijiuiinjuoUi " There's that Joe Nelson alongside of Deb. by again, said Mr. Wilder to his wife, rather pettishly, as they came out of church one warm summer afternoon, and commenced their walk hoinoward. " I wish ho wouldn't make himself quite so thick.' " Well, now, my dear, I think thee has a lit. tlo too much feeling about it,' relumed Mrs. Wilder. ' Vouns folks like to be together, thee knows, and Joseph is a clover and rofpoc. table young man; nobody ever says a word against Iiiiu.' " Yes. bo's tOO P.lfiVnrtn hn tvnrlli mivll.iiir. II said Wilder; "and,, ho'JI tako it into ins neau, it no iiastrt already, to coax Debby to marry him. 1'vo no idea of her marrying a pauper ; I've worked too hard lur what little property I've got, to bo willing to sco it goto leed a vagabond, who never carnt anything, and never will. I don't believe Joo'll over be worth a hundred dollars as long as ho lives.' " Well, now, my doar, I think thee a little too hard upon Joseph," sud Mrs. Wilder ;" theo should remember lie is but just out of his time, Ilis father has been sick several years, and Jo. soph has almost entirely supported the whole family.' " Ob, I don't deny but he's clever enough, and kind enough to his father and mother,' said Mr. Wilder; "all is, I don't hko to seo him so thick along with Debhy. How should you feel to too him married to Dobby, and not worth a decent tun of cluthes!' " Well, I bhould feel,' said Mrs. Wilder, " as though they were starting in life very much as wo did, when wc were first married. Wo had decent clothes, and each of us a good pair of hands, and that was about all we bad to start with. I don't think, William, wo should havo got along any better or been any happier, if theo had been worth a hundred thousand dol. lars when wo woro married.' This argument came homo with such force to Mr. Wildcr's own bosom, that ho mado no attompt to answer it, but walked on in silonco till they reached their dwelling. Dcbby and Joseph had arrived thero beforo them, and woro already soatcd in tho parlor. .Seeing Joseph as thoy passed tho window, Mr. Wilder chose not to go in, but continued his walk up tbo road to tho hisrh rrround that nverlnnlinil fields, where he stood ruminating for half an B H T 0 hour upon tho prospect of his crops, and moro particulary upon tho unpleasant subject of Dobby and Joe Nelson. The y.,ung man had become so familiar and so much at the house, that ho had hardly a doubt there was a strong attachment growing up between him and Deb. by, and he began to foil very uneasy about it, Ho had always been so fond of his daughter, and her presence was so necessary to his"haii. niness. that thn lilm nf hn. .11 1.1 1 . . . ' ""ll,ji" hi iiiiwas a sad thought to him ; but if she must marry, he determined it should be. if nnil.ln m son nf .mr. nr ... " ' W 1. " ' .- ... vfni), ,.,lu huuiu ai onco fee 111 ii.-iiuilAIUM,CU UUIIllllOIl m ho world, lest his own little estate should be ishonorcd by family connections not equal to ' 1 i, 'L'L!'e"i''1ii,G(1 "ifi in this musing ti e road iT 1 7 , coml"K u'j n homo with him to supper. Miller was a dash- j, iig iciiow, who Kept a store abou t a mile and a half from Wildcr's, and was reputed to bn worih sum.. tVn nr iv il,n......i ,ll,r, Un i,,,t ":-.",:",..'. visitor at Wildcr's house, and there was a time " ijuu 1 uiuiu u i! 11 i ti n irrn innr wllflll Inn .if fntltinnci In 11.1.1 I. , , , i'uuujr uiu fucii as io cause Mr. W dnr in .,i .L.:r... to ...... v..,,..,, ,Ui. inu ninny . uu.I .1 UUL I ,1 UU U UL.'1'.IIIIin II R Rni .in.nit .., u cuiuiiicmiy picaseu with him to encourage his attentions, and for some tune past his visits b.d Imnn ,lirnnt; . liMiliv inirnvnr tfia nni t.. ..1 i ucd. "Hnnil ,f.n, HI. Htlll.. I ..,,, ,,,, ,,. !,,, Ealu niUor, presenting his hand ; " glad to see you, how do yOU llO i fine daV. this.' -..-, - , ' , ., i "ies. fine dav.' am M n. i 1I,( , " , wi 1.AU.1111111 weather for crops; bow aro von nil nt I,..,,. i " ' - hOlllO! 'Quito well, thank v ' -..!,l nm.i.. Lome, you must go down to the house with IllC. 1UIV liaVO VOll linrn eiicli n in.i.. latch-r ' Oh, I've generally been pretty busy, said nam irnt milfli i'liuui, uuiuring a jituc, i don t time to visit.' ll'.,!! ...... . . ... . . '""J muMfro uown io me ioupo wi i mo now, and you can j have nothing to prevent you to-day, I'm sure.' Miller colored etlll ilnnnn. :.t i. , . , , , , iraiu ill; uiu HUl think ho could slop ; ho only came out to take a nil ot a walk, and did not think of coin" any further than the top of the hill where they now stood. Mr. ll'ilder however would HUl l.lliO "UO JOr .111 ailSWnr. nnil nflnr rn,. B I nn . n innnrl.,,, I.. I. M.l. ..... . .. . "iifiiui. .uiu aiier inn. ...j.. i.mi, iiu jiruvaiicu upon ..liner , ... 1 ; "iiwii, .uiu muy uesccnueu tne ulu huu-u nun iuoks 01 love, and a tone of kind hill together and wont into the house. ness breathed in every word he uttered The llnlilil. linrn't- ir I -! nr.. tim : !. ll . ' .-j, ..v,.v.0 ..ii.iiuncr, sum iur. iui- i"--.i murinii-j ms oiu grey non-o was standinn dor, as they entered the parlor. at the door and eating provender, full two hours Dobby rose, handed a chair, and said rrnnd before Dobby was rcadv tn stnrt r- wii. evening; but her face was covered with blush- cs, and she returned .-wain to hnr kp.h. As Miller seated liimsntf in lt.n l.t. I. 1 , 7 - ui uiiuii, in. I :iancc(l across tho room and rnr.nrrni7.n1l In. tcph Nelson. The two young moirnodded at .. 'HI.. ... 0 . T tdl.11 U1IIL.!. 11U Illllll Kf.l.inn.l - -WW...V.V. BUIUblWldl Ulll- barrasscd. micro's your mother, Dcbby 3' said Mr. ihler; 'Mr. Miller's coins to ston to sun. per. At tine mnmnn. it tj. i . .....J Hie room. 'How does then dn. Ilnnrv T nlil .L v,-n scnting her hand, 'I am clad to see theo; I t. ...... .1... .1 11 . 1 nupu my iiiuiuer is wen. ' Verv well indnnd" ciiil MlUnr nn.l .ri.. a few moro remarks Mrs. H'llder retired to superintend the prepaiations for supper. l..cuso me, Mr. .Miller, a little while, said .Mr. U'llder, 'I want to co and show Jo- sepn mat ticlil ol corn of mmo we wore lookiiiT at. bark of thn lull An.,i; , my notion it is the stoutest piece there is in town, l.'omc, Josenh. co un anil Innfc nt ir.' 'I think it is the stoutest ninrn 1'vn innii this vear,' taid Josenh : ' I saw it nlmnt n week ago.' Oh. it's "rained nmnzninrrk' wiiliin n n nnl- said Mr. U'llder; 'Come, go up and look at it.' .In?nn1l U'ns nllnnrnllini .n ( ... .'-n ...L. , ,l.',t.V ll.-lllllll.ll IU such attentions from Mr. UfiMor, nml lie look ed lint n lillln rntifnnd l. t,,l. I.;,. l.nt u.i i - tuuiv IIIO IIUL and fnlliiwed him to tho door. They went up the read, and Mr. IVildor took him all round the held of com, and examined hill after hill, and looked into the three Hold, and found a hundred lluitirs to ston nml look .11. .mil mil.-. ed to Joseph more than hu had before for six mouths Joseph siispi'dcd that this walk was undertaken by Mr. H'lder for the pur. pose of leaving .Miller and Debhy in the room together, hut he lime it all patiently, and an swered all Mr. Il l dor s rnmnrl.-d nlmiit Inc. clops and his fields with apparent inlorest, Tor ho knew too well tho stale of Dobby's feelings, both towaids himself and towards Miller, to feel anv unn;isinn. At lm.nil. M- ., . j V.U. ... .1.1111, .,1, U'llder concluded supper must be ready, and they returned to tho house. On entering tho panur, tney louiui .Miner alone, leading a news, paper. Mr. Wilder looked vexed. 'What, all nlnnn. Mr. IMInr 11 If- Wilder, ' I shouldn't have staid so long, but I inoiigiii weuoy woum amuto you till we cot buck.' "Miss. Dnbhv lmd sntnn immimmnnt it., n j ".".111.11. iiniiii;. quired her attention,' said Miller, "and asked to bo excused ; but I found myself quite interest ed in this newspaper.' Wilder went out and met his wife in the hall, ami ash-en ner now long it had been sinco Deb bv lnfl Mr. Millnr nlnnn in tlm m.l.. iiui, -j ..... '..i., uiiu left in throe minutes after thee went out," said Mrs. Wilder, "and I couldn't persuade her to go back again. Hho said bhe knew thoy went out on purpose to leave her and Henry alone thero together, and she would not stay. It's no use, William, thoso things always will have their OWn WaV. and it's no USO tn-inir In nrm-nnl it " ----0.",'.wi..,.. The supper passed oft' rather silently and rath. or awkwardly. Mr. Wilder endeavored to be sociable and polite to Mr. Miller, and Dobby performed many little silent acts of politeness towards Joseph, and .Mrs. Wilder, as usual, was mild and complaisant to all. Hut an air of em. barrassinent pervaded the whole company, and when thoy rosu from tho table, Henry Miller asked to be excused, and said it was liuio for him to bo returning homeward. Mr Wilder en. deavorcd to porsuado him to stop and spend tho evening, but Henry was decided, and said lie must go. After he had gone, Joseph and Deb. uy returned again to iho parlor, where they were joined a part of the evening by Mrs. Wilder; I. Ill Mr VVll.lnr flnr ...ll .. 1.1 ... i , niiui.i,iiiibi ,iiiini ujj niiu uuwii uie dining room for an hour or two, retired to bed not however to sleep. His mind was too mucli encrosted with tho destiny of Debby. to a low if mnnen eposo. Ho counted the hours as they were I In. I Ii n ntnnL- till it lin.l ilnml. lu.nln. RT. . told by the clock, till it had struck twelve. Mrs. iiiiuui iiuu iiiuu uu-un in ii uuurs usicuji. vuer a whilo the clock struck one, and in a fow min. utes after that ho heard the outer door rathor utes alter inai no ncaru me outer uoor rathor softly opened and closed; and then ho heard Debby tripping lightly to her room. ' Ah.' Iliniitrht Wildnr tn liimsnlf. "it ia nc " Ah,' thought Wilder to himself, "it is os mywifosays; theso things will havo their own way. This staying till ono o'clock looks like rather serious business.' Tho next day, Debby had a long private in- terview with her mother; and, after dinner, Mrs. Wildor wished to havo somo conversation with hor husband in tho parlor. " Well, my dear,' said she, "Dobby and Jo. soph are bent upon being married, It seams N, VE R M ON T, FRIDAY, that they made up their minds to it some mouths nrrn n,i1 nnm I lint, ft...t . .. .1 .. "mi ' iwib iijuu upon ino time. I hey say thoy must ho married week after next. Now I think we had bolter fall in with it with as good feelings as wo can, and mako the best ofit. Theo knows I havo always said those tllinrrn will lial'n tlintr nn.n ....... .. t tt . , ("-'. v.,.., imj, iiiiu WIIUII young folks got their minds mado up I don't think it'c n rrnnil ntun In lnln.f... ...tit. .1 . 1 ' H i""" 'sinus- wiui mom. is long as Joseph is clover and respectable, and rrnnd to work, I think wc ought to feel contented " i.-uy.. . puur. 11 seems 10 mo iiuuui 11, iiiuiuugii no is poor, it seems to mo uicro are as many ioius that Inarrv nnnr tlni in t,' -rid, as thare Z lljlll I jr I ICil After a little reflection upon the matter, Wil. dor camo to tho conclusion that his wife had nearly the right ofit, and told her he would mane 110 lurtner opposition to the match they " Well, my dear,' said Mrs. Wilder, "Debhy needs a little change to get some thincs with this week, in order to get ready to be nanied Itn... ...:u . ' -"... wain tins week said "If theo can let her havo fifteen or fwnntv 1 n r. iv nr dollars," said Mrs. Wilder, "I think it would do uunars, saiu mrs. uiiicr, "1 t i n : t would r. . n ' ...... ".uul iui uiu prusum, saiu .irs. w ilder, "I think it I IVmi ll fin I..! t Hn n.nnn Tl n 11f.l1 ti v en, now I've no money by me." sad Mr Wilder, "except a hundred dollar hill and it is imnnit,in in 'ni,,. i , .1 . . V J. , iu ' 6"0" 01 i"? . , , " l0 triffJ iinuver me neignooriiooil last week to cot it changed, but could not succeed. I bhall bo too lmv In nn mvontr I. ...... I..., m n j .-.i w iiiuuutt, uui ii ucuny lias a in m in mi,, iii,..i.i i...' , J . '" (ii me um nurse mine mornm", and tako t in hill tn tl, it,t, ,i .:. ..i. ,' , , --'"" iiiiu JUL U UIIUIJ'JUU elm tn.iv tmin cn.nn ,,f,l, . ,i 'Pl.u nrn,...u: '. , . .. who said, "she had jest as leaves tako the ride as not. ,.Tll..!n,a,Uer i,0'nffhus amicably arranged with ...vm iiuiiuiig io innuer gOIIlT forWiirn Willi nniTifi.rf ntwl .t.....!. !.. "i.!" nns fur i m u n.t.lir. I' 1 ,. . . . b' "-liuv ilua ill exceiiem spirits, liirnei o tin wnr k nimnt ii, usual solitude in her attentions to her father, an- . ,, , ...j i.jih.1 laiuui, an. sweringall his wants almost before he had time to name them. And on thn mlmr limwi M- w;i dcr was in unusual good humor towards Dobby. wu.iuK ui nisi uruugiu ins mum to assent to tho arrangement which he had so strongly opposed, Ins feelings wore now in a stato of reaction, cuiisi'u , . .. I ... " V.. '.' " " " "-" which caiiscu mm to regard Debby with uticom mntl tnliilnninua It;.. r..M .1 i . ""un luiuiorncss. jus eyes lollowcd her about dor had been out half a dozen times to examine the saddle and hridln tn con n,.n... .1.: l inlit. nml Im. 1 ltrm.i .1. 1 . 0

...iirfi. 1 uiu nuiotr s loot oneaner another, all round. In inn If mi,. ..f 1 . I . . ." BIIUUS . .. -..j ... ouutp were loose, ylnd when at last Dnbl ll- U'nc rnfiili ho led old rrrav In llm lmrn iu i.t.i 1.:... ill she was fairly seated in the saddle, and then ui.- ii.iiiueuiiurinooriuie, anil shortened the stir rup leather, andjiucklcd the girth'tto, tjcr and when he had seen that all was right, lie' stenned into thn hniten nml l.,nnni,i ... i.: ,l . . , . u.wuui uui ins small riding whip and placed it in her hand, and giving her a hundred charges to tako caro of herself and bo careful that she did not cet a rii i. - .. i .i i i . o mil, nueiuppou upoiiuie norso block, and stood and watched her as sho turned into tho road and ascended the hill, till she was entirely out of f-ight. Debhy trotted on leisurely over the lon road she had to travel, but she was too full of pleasant thoughts and bright anticipations, to feel weary at the distance, or lonely in the sol itude. Tho road was but little travelled, and she mot but two persons in the whole distance, OIIC as sho was ilnsrnmlimr iliMlil.n.,t ...:l.. - -..-... .. ...ii titiuui .1 IIIIIU from home, and tho other iu the long valley ui un. wiiuos aDoui midway m her journey. Had she been of a timid disposition, bhe wouid havo felt a good deal of uneasiness when she saw this last person approaching her. His ap pearance was dark andiuili.inly, they were two miles from any house; and in the in'dt of a deep, silent wilderness. Hut Dobby's nerves wore unmoved; she returned Ins bow and kept on her way with period composure. !She reached the em! of her journey in duo time, hitched iier horse in the i-hcd at the vil lage hotel and inquired of the waiter at the door, the way to the bank. As ho was pointing out to her its location she discovered a tall,dark looking man, with black whiskers and heavy eve. brows, lookmnr Ktp.nliti. nt l..,r s;i.r. i...r i n "---'v " ..i-i. uu, min ever, turned away without noticing him any fur- luui, iiiiu ii uiu uirucny io me oaiiu. when she reached the dour she found it closed, and learnt from tho bystanders that tho bnik, from some causo or other, was shut for the day. In her ex ceeding disappointment, she stood silent for some tunc, uncertain what sho should do. " Is it anything, Miss, that I can help you about V said a gentleman at tho adjoining shop door. Debhy replied that she wanted to get a bill changed at the bank. "Oh, I'll change it for you,' said tho gentle, man, " if it isn't too large ; come, btep in here.' She accordingly stepped into the store, and giving him many thanks handed him the bill. " Ob. a hundred ilnllnrc i' tni.! Im . ulmn'i do it, 1 haven't half that amount in the store. mil ii you go across thero to tho apothecary's, 1 tllillk It llkoK Ptinttirli tin miv lifinrrn ll i tlllllit It Jllielv enoUL'li he mav cbnnrrn ii . j o- Debhy thanked him again, and went across to the apothecary's. Hero the made known her wishes, but with no better success. The apoth- ecary looked at tho bill, and opened his pocket- book, and thou discovered that he had paid away all his small bills that day, and could n't chatn'c it. As Klin tttrnnrl tn n-n mil l.n nn,... - --- . .... ........ v uui, .ui. i.-ii.iiuiiiu-11-u i 1,1:111 hehind her, who seemed to have been look, in8 ovcr ll0r "boulder. She looked up at him, and recognized the tall man with black whisk, crsi whom sho noticed at the hotel. Leaving t'10 druggist thop, she observed a dry goods r,ilori and thought she would try her luck there, s'10 was unsuccessful. As sho was loay. '"g the store she met the tall man with black 'whiskers again. He looked smilingly upon her, aliu" as'ieil her to Jot him fee tho bill, for he 'bought It probable ho could chango it. After j00'1'";: at it, ho returned it to her again, observ- if il ,ia(1 tl0en a city hill, ho would have uu"i! uul wlat mo uoi line to chango a country bill. 1 1 , ! ., ,. I .. l .1 I . .1 .1 , ...... .ini uiumnuui iiirco outer places Willi, out effecting her object, Debby found 6ho must fjivo it up, forshe was now toldit probably would not bo possiblo for her to cot it chancrnd. till tlm bank should be opened on tho next day. Noth. I i .1 1 fi I rl linr r.i m. Inn.l . I. n f. . 1. . . 1. I l i . big further remained therefore that sho could do, mi suuviuui.-u m rumni niiineiiiaioiy Homo, As sho rode out or tho hotel yard, she obseried again the tall man with black whiskers.standino- again mo tan man wuti black wliiskers.standing at tho corner of the house, and apparently watch- ing her movements. She could not but think ho had considernbln itnnnrtinnnt niirin.lii. he had considerable impertinent curiosity, sherodo on, and was no sooner out of his sight, than ho was out of her mind, for her own per- ploxing disappointment ongrosscd all her tho'ts. She passed over tho first two miles of her home, ward journey almost unconscious of tho distance, s busily was sho turning over iu her mind va. rious expedients to remedy tho failure of her present undertaking. Sometimes she thought she must return sgsm to tho bank the next morn JANUARY 27, 1843. ing, but tho journey was rather more of an un. dortakuig than she bad anticipated, and she shrunk a little from the idea or a repot" ton of it. She thought of several ot her neighbors, of whom she presumed it might bo possible to bor row a few dollars for a short time. Hut then she know her father wn so strenuously nppo. od to borrowing, that he would on no account al. t 'ilil? bo cIunc ' an1 Woul11 "over forgive her should ho find out that sho had done it without his knowledge or consent. She might get trust cd for some of the articles she wanted, but sev oral of them of the most importance were at Harry Miller's store, and sho would not ask to bo trusted there, if she never obtained the arti cles. Her reveries woro at last broken by the sound of a horse coming up at rather a quick trot be hind her. She looked ovcr her shoulder, and there was the tall man with the black whisker-, mounted on a large and beautiful black horse, within a fow yards of her. She shuddered a lit t o at first at the idea of having his company through the woods, but as he came up ho acccs. ted her with such a bland smile and such gen tic and easy manners, that she soon recovered from her trepidation, and rode on with her wont ed composure. "liathcr along road here, Miss,' raid the stranger, looking at the dark woods that lay in tho great valley before them. " How far do vou go, Miss !' ' "Seven or eight miles,' said Debby, hesitat mg a little. " I am happy to find companv on the road,' said the stranger, " for it is rather lonesome rid ing alone. I trust you'll allow mo to be your protector through the woods.' Debby thanked him, but said, "sho was never lonesome and never afraid. .Vt ill, in a lonely place it was always more agreeable to havo com pany.' "Did you make out to get your bill chanced!' said tho stranger. "No,' said Debby, "I tried till I was tired, but I could not find nnv nnn in ,.!,,,. :. 1 don't know but I shall have to come back aain lo.morrow, lor it is impossible to get it changed in our neighborhood.' Tho stranger made himself very nrrreoablo iu conversation, and Debby began to think that her feelings at first had done him iujusticc, and she tried what she could to make amends by beiii" social and agreeable in her turn. A couple of miles more had been passed over in this way, not unpleasantly, and they had now reached tho deepest and darkest part of tho valley throur-h which the road lay. The heavy woods was aboo them and around them, and not a sound was to be heard except the murmuring nf a little brook, ovcr which llmv lioil in.i -.1 hm. stranger suddenly rode close to her side, and K-iny uiu luni in neruriuie, tow her at onco she must give him the hundred dollar bill. "Now this is carrying the joke too far,' said Debby, trying to laugh ; "in such a place as this too, it's enough to frighten one.' 'It's no joke at all,' said the stranccr ; "wo will co no turthor till Vnil rrti-n tim .1... 1 1 I I ll i.t. . rf-Mb"' lll 11U11U1VU dollar bill.' ..iiJilgWi! she saw" something in the blranger, that luui.uii as wioiigii no was m earnest. "Dut surely you don't moan any such thing?' said Dobby, trying to pull the rein from his hand. " It s too bad to try to frighten me so here.' " Wc mustn't dally about it,' said the stran ger, holding the rein tightly ; you tec I am iu earnest by this,' drawing a piatul fiom his pock, et and pointing it towards her. Oh ! mercy,' said Dabby, ' vou may havo tho money, if you will let mo go.' ' The money is all I want,' laid the stranger, 'but there mutt bo no more dallying ; the soon you hand it ovcr the better.' Debby at once diew forth the bill, and at tempted to bandit to the stranger, but her hand trembled so, it dropped from her lingers just be fore it leached his, and at that moment a little gust of wind wafted it back gontlv towaid the brook, l'hu sti anger leaped twin ins horse and ran back two or three roils to recover it. Deb bv was not so far gone in her fright hut that she had her thoughts about her ; and seiznrn- the rem ol tho stranger's horse, she applied the whin to but,ihor.-csatonce, and was instantly off up', on a quick canter. Tho man called to her to stop in a loud, threatening tone, and at onco fir ed his pistol at her ; but as sho did not feel tho cold lead, she did not stop or turn even enourrli to give him a farewell look. The retnamm" fnc miles of her journey was soon pissed over"; and as she came out into tho sculement and pas! soil tho dwelling.; or her noighhurs, many were the heads that looked from the windows and doors, and great was tho wondering at soeiii" Debby riding home so fast, and leading such a fine strange horse. Her father, who had seen her come over the hill, met her some rods from the house, exclaim ing with looks of astonishment, 'what upon earth have you here Debby ! Whose horse is that !' ' Why, Debby, what has theo been doing!' said .Mrs. Wilder, who was but a few steps be hind her husband; 'thee doesn't look well ; what is the matter !' As soon as thoy were seated in the house, Debby told them the whole story, and .Mrs. Wilders eyes were full of tears duriii" tho wholo recital. When she had rested a little, and tho gush of fueling began to subside, Mr. U'llder felt so rejoiced at his daughter's escape, thai ho began tu bo in excellent spirits. Ik ied the strange horse to the door, and bean to cxainmo him. ' Well, Debby,' said ho, sinco you havo got home safo at last, wo may begin to talk about business now. Tho hundred dollar bill is gono; but I'm thinking after all, you havn'l made a very bad bargain. That's the likeliest horse I've seen this many a dav. 1 don't think it would be a verydillicultnr.i"t ter to sell him for two hundred dollars. At any rate I'll tako tho horse for the hundred dollars, and you may Imvo tho saddle for tho twenty dollars you was to havo out of it.' And the saddle-bags, loo, 1 suppose,' said Debby, feeling a. littlo disposed to join in the joke. 'Yes, and tho saddle-bags, loo,' said Mr. Wilder, ' no, stop, wu'll sou what's in them first,' ho continued untying them from tho saddle. Oh, (hero's lots of shirts, stockings, and handkerchiefs, and capitalgood ones too. Yes, Dcbby, tho saddle-bags are yours ; theso things como in a very good'tinio for Joseph you know.' Dobby colored, but said nothing. 'Now, William,' said Mis. Wilder, 'thee is a littlo too full of thy fun.' ' No fun about it,' said Mr. Wilder, re tilacinc tho articles in thn Irmlmr Imnc 'Moro Dobby, tako 'cm, and lake caro of UIU. Dubbv look tho faddle.b her, not a littlo gratified with tho valuable nrucies 01 cioinitig tney contained. She eo.p tied tho contents unon tbo hi-d nnd mi -r. nmining to see if every thing was out, sho discovered an insido pocket in one of tho bags. ono opaneu it, aim drew tlierelrom as ele gant pocket-book. On opening the pocket- book sho found it contained a quantity of hills. Sho counted, nnd counted, and her heart heat quicker and quicker, for before sho got through she had fifteen hundred dol lars in good bank money. Dcbby kept her own counsel. In a few days it was rumored that Joseph Nelson had purchased an excellent little farm in the neighborhood, that had been offered for sale somo months since at a thousand dollars, and was considered a great bargain. ' Joseph,' said Mr. Wilder, tho next time they met, ' I am astonished to hear that you have been running fn debt for a farm in such times as these. I think you ought to havo worked thrco or four yea'rs and got some thing beforehand, beforo running in debt so much.' ' But I haven't been running in debt,' said Joseph, 'Haven't you bought Sanderson's farm V said Wilder. Yes, I have,' said Joseph. ' At a thousand dolhus?' said Wilder. Yes,' said Joseph, ' but I paid for it down. I don't run in debt for any thing. Mr. Wilder was too much astonished to ask any fuithcr question. Joseph NeNon made an excellent farmer and respectably man ; ho was industrious, and got rapidly beforehand ; nnd Mr. Wil der was always proud of his son-in-law. It was some ten years after this, when .Air. Wil der was silting ono day and trotting his third grandson on his knrc.'that ho said, ' Debby, I shmtld like to know how Jo seph connived to purhcasc this farm at tho time you were married.' Dcbby stepped to the closet, brought out tho old saddle-bags, and opening them, point ed to the inner pocket, saying, the money came from then;, sir.' A GENUINE YANKEE. The following anecdote is a good illustra tion of somo of the traits of a true Now Eng land Yankee. It is copied from iho Rich mond (Va.) Star. " Your pure blooded yankeo is a singular fish, beyond all cavil a perfect Unitarian in its most practical sense. Throw him up, and like a cat, ho comes down upon his feet, in spite of you. An instance is furnished in Harvey Winchell, who was captured in the Santa Fc expedition. IJeing turned loose after Iho release of those prisoners, ho look ed about for something to busy himself with, not liking to waste timo in idleness, and at last he opened a school, and is now 'goinn ahead ' in style. Iln na's daughters, sixteen years old, (or a pupil first silb COul'J not Wilt" Imr" l'vimn. Mn folks, after getting into such a scrape, would u.i.u nv-uuoreu. ni tne nrst chance. JJut this chap took a cool survey first, and finding the ground pretty clear, hu ' sot up school ' like a sensible man. llu'll marry the Dictator's daughter next." A noble, self-sustaining spirit is that which constitutes tho inner man of Harvey Winch ell. W O IrilSt llO lll.1V inakt! thn Mnvlrnn ma den his wife ; prided she shaU prove to e worthy ofhiin as her character unfolds under his tuition. She could not do better, a ,H fl !' nCXIC0 ! u!' "".rYVJ- ",rol)- able that Harvey Winchell, judging fiom this specimen of him, is better qualified to govern .Mexico than is tho father of his pupil. It has ulwais been said, in honor of the I- rcnrli nobles, when driven into exile bV the ,';n?ll'!,:-,"'i l,,Hca,,1 ,f i,,inR d?"" in. I li'i' i n tin , P "Tn"'-y "na llllll V tO trv their mill linrnn:il i.s.u.rr...- ( ..... ,,u IM3UUIII IIIIU llltlglldll and turn their talents and accomplishments to account by making them tho means of their support. So it is with this genuine yankeo ; and if not as graceful, and polished as some of tho old emigrant nobility of tho ancient French regime, he shows the same magnanimous spiiit, and h probably better qualified lo bo useful in .Mexico. Daily. .WHIMSICAL llOUSK. Thero is a tine horse in the possession of Sir Henry Meux &. Co., the eminent brewers, which is used as a dray horse, but is so tracta. hie that hit IS lnfl 11..1I .owalk .tautUrnTa according to bis fancy. In tho yard there arc according to bis fancv. In tho yard there Zc also a few pigs of a peculiar breed, which are euon gram aim corn, and to those pu-s the horse has evidently an insuperable objection, Whlch IS illustrated hi- ll, Inllm.-i,,,, . . ia n i.eop irougii in mo yard, holdinf water for tho horrcs, to which this horse goet .iiuuu mm ins iiioiiin uiu ot com, winch he saics from hii supply. When he roaches the trough, and when the swine approach to cat it, (for the old ones keep aloof,) ho suddenly sei. zos ono of them by the tail, pops him into the trough, and then capers about the ard. seem. itigly delighted with tho frolic. Tho noise of uie pig soon urnigs the men to his assistance, who know from experience what is tho matter, whilst the horse indulges in all sorts of an. tics, by way of hoise laugh, and then returns quietly to the stable London jiapcr. Effect of SIillkuisji. We aro credibly in. formed, kays the editor of tho Shorbrooko Ga. zette, that a man in Ilarnston hai within a few days become so crazy from the cifecln of Miller, inn. that he has been obliged to be confined ; and that a man in Staiistead, under excitement from tho same cause, attempted to take the lives of his family! A good story has been told us, bv a friend from that quarter, of the happy effects' of Miller, ism, or a new wayof getting a wife. It appears chat a certain old bachelor in that quarter, hail long and ardently wooed a fair and coy young la. dy, the mistress of his affections, but without success. To Ins repeated declarations, in legal phrazc, his mistress as often had sweetly plead, ed "previous! engaged," until between love and Millerism the friends of the unfortunato suit or feared utter distraction of his reason, for the costs of his suit. Amid iho many revelations, gifts of prophecy, and the discerninont of spirit granted to the favored followers of Mr. Miller, it appears that the guardian angel of this hoary loer annearpd In lnm in a vicmn nf i. J lit r ..-ii... in uiu uij;ii, and revealed this fair virgin as his future bride. .Huit-u n mm; uy uivine commana and tho gen tle breatllillrrii nf Fj,, n ulm rliro.l nn 1. ........ ject Ins suit, but gracefully yielded horsolfto thfl fnvnrpil nf !fi9i.i.i 4.1. 1 ..nn.A.i ...:.i. i . ... . ..v,,,,,, aiJU aiA-cjncu wiiii joy ar once a reverend lover and crazy husband. We advise certain of our friends to turn Millcrites at once. Montreal Transcript. Elder Thurston, of Lowel, has been sus pended from preaching tho gospel by an ee clesiiuticnl council, No. 35. From the New Orlein Pir-iimn,. THAT OLD ARM CHAIR. "I love it, I love it j and who shall daro To chid(mo for loving that old arm chair." A droll scone, and ono having in it a dash of pathos, took place yesterday in ono of our public auction rooms. A lot of furniturs was on salo under soizurc, and all went, for ward well enough until a wretched old rickety arm chair was lifted up to the gaze of the by slanders. " How much for tho chair ?" said tho auc tioneer. " Give me a hid. How much V Somebody said " Two bits." "Two bits," the man with tho hammer went on "only two bits for that fins, sub stantial, ornamental, tastful, elegant, and ancient picco of family furniture. Two bits going ! 1 do not state distinctly, gentlemen, that that is the chair that Funny Elssler, oc cupied and used when in this citv, but rumors are flying about sub rosa, as the Celtic havo it. Only two hits" "Three," said an old bachelor-like French man, staring through un eye-glass over oth er men's shoulders nt tho chair, with an ex cited and curious gaze. "Three four," said the auctioneer, get ting an imaginary opposition bid somewhere the moment ho took a glimpso at his cus tomer. "Five,'1 said the Frenchman. Five six a dollar ; thank you, sir. Ah, there s one hero knows tho story, I see. -Going at a dollar !" Tho Frenchman winked. "Two 1" cried the auctioneer" throe t Go on, gentlemen. Four for you, Jfonsieurt four. Gentlemen." said nor wll l,.,,n coso knight of the hammer, stopping sudden ly, and with a most serious and confidential nirg0nten)ell( ,icre are Inen jn Nevr Orleans, who, it they knew ofthis salo, miht give Jtfty dollars for that chair ! Cut, no matter tho sale must go on. Four I am only ofl'erod four dollar- five" Ho got another wink from tho Frenchman. "Six six dollars I am only offered sev en half seven and a half seven dollar and a half can't dwell seven dollors and a hall going" "It's going!" ejaculated an old woman of about sixty-five, in a half hysterical tone, sitting on a sofa outside the crowd. "Gone !"said the auctioneer. "It's yours monsieur you're a lucky man vous etc un homnios heurcux !" Tho chair was carried aside, and tha Frenchmanjostled through the crowd, when, 'man fljppe'ir nrlfi'lei1i,fn'tU"if.,,-o;'no, safr no, no!" said the old dame, in the molt piteous accems j Ji seemed, was al so French "Am, monsieur, non; vou hara got all, Mr. Auctioneer, but do not'tako my chair ! Ah ! porconnez mot, monsieur it was my moder's chair it was tho chair of my grand-mere it has been my chair all my lifo ! O, sair, I would give seventy tiuis ffi O, do not take ,nv S "a Jn ' chaise ! O, my odd ch ir ! Sair, Mr A c i "'""i you tell wrong-I am no Fanny Klssler !" - J j "What's the matter there ?" inquired th. 1 auctioneer. inquired tn j "The woman won't give un the chair" I replied a clerk. 1 ' ir-Bia,-avarc !" screamed the ,0nr oM crL,"tl"-';. ho was now in a flood of tears. "O, I have nursed mv infants in it I Monsuir,"said sho, turning to the purchaser nun u sili ii emu uctcrmineij look, though her eyes were streaming with wutcr "Mon sieur, si vous prennez ma chdise, il faut que vouso meprcniez aussi !" "Do you want tho chair I" said tho auc tioneer to the Frenchman. "O. nn; I no care," 'said he. "Well, I'll let you ofT your bid then. Givo tho old woman her chair ; I make her a present of it on my own account. Come, "ontlcmen, how much for the picture of Na-poll-on ?"vfcc, and the salo went on. - 1 i aa,mce lollcJ'es of nature o havo but to look around us on every 1 " ,0 , a3,mce 'o'l'es of nature a ' L'Ur c1.Hn, , " tl,G l'.en of fic" i and al- , "I,lr ayning ot fancy is a spark , "' '"ance enlivening a passing "circumstan- .nrifmnlitv b sckaps. An Acquittal. Tho Cincinnati Re publican sa)s: "Mrs Walker, who has for somo days been on trial in tho Presbyterian Church, for cruel treatmeut and neglect of her mother Mrs. Stibbs was osterday fully acquitted, and declared innocent, be toro the congregation, in church." Atlas. Monn Motions. It seems by a para graph in the Now-Orleans Picayune of the -'"th tilt, that a reinforcement of ono hun dred and forty-eight Mormons had arrived in that city, in tho ship Emurald, from Liv erpool. Atlas. A Dirtv WiTNnss. A German gentle man, in tho course of a strict cross-examination on a trial during the Oxford Circuit, wirs asked to state the exact age of tho de fendant. " Dirty," (thirty) was tho reply. " And pra.v sir, aro you his senior, and by how many years V " Wy, sir, I am dirtv two," The great Bell on the town-homo, Man- Chester. N. H.. U'f'iirliiiiv nn.rlii . I. .L. . , . , p b iiiuiij inn u IIIUU- sand pounds, tumbled down from its elevated posuion msi wecK, ana tolled the unwelcome story of its discontent. ITT9" Did VOU nrnmnl innr n....i .1 defendant?" innuircd a lawvr nf . ,i: . "I did, your honor." "And what did he say!" "He told me lo go to iho devil," "And what did vou dn ihon V iill'l,, .1 I camo to you." An Irishman thus describes a wheelbar row; "It is a little carriage with one wheel, and tie horse is a man." Honesty. A villjnn rlnnil.t ..A.. that "no pan will bo spared in his opera- lions." 10 rendfir ..nitfnrtinn V'.... H1..1.. ... . - i.nwiy.