Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, March 17, 1843, Page 1

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NOT TUB GLORY OF OJBSAB BUT THE WBLPABB OF BOMB VOL. XVI. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1843. No. 42 HABB.VTH WORSHIP IN THE FOREST. Here will I worship here where sky and nod Unllo their offcring-wliere sijht nnd sniirid Brine their glnd tribute, and the i smile of Uod Bathes oil in lisht around. No hollow form ishcro-tho breathing flower Exhales its p-rfinno, and the Summer galo Comts, with sweet incense, from still forest-bower, And solitary vale. Uncen the wild bird chants her miictlayi The green leaves answer, and tho hidden stream Makes dream like music, while above its way Bright wings in sunlight clcain. No hollow form is herci but teachings deep, And lessons, such as man may not impart, And truths, unlaupht in human temples sweep Like rivers o'er the heart. For here God speakelh. In the Summer wind His voice is heard j and in the calm blue -. And starry flower, 'mid whispering leaves enshrined, 4 Man meets him eye to eye. Not. then, to lemplo reared by human art, And decked by human pride, will I .repair; Mint be the shrine, where Nature's mighfy heart Sends up eternal prayer. GOLD AND SILVER. ' Prideaux says that gold nud silver were much more pletitv in the time of David mid Solomon, and for fifteen hundred years after-1 wards thnn theviire at present and lint the mines of Aiabia brine exhausted, nid tin gold and silvr w'tli wlie'li the world (bounded lin ing wasted by the IS irhai lans, the mines of Mexico, Peru and Brazil, have not been able to repair the loss He mentions two or three instances of thu vast riches of private men in ancient times. Pythias, tho Lydian, pos sessed cold and silver to the amount of 24,- 000,000 of our money. Marcus Crassns, the Roman, after feasting all tlic people at Rome nt 10,000 tables, nnd giving every citizen com enough to last him three months, found the remainder of his effects to be equal to7, 000,000 of dollars. Lucullus, u Roman Senatur, used to expend 50,000 demarii (7, 000 dls.) every time ho supped in his hall, Apollo, and tins was ns often as any of tho better sort supped with him. It has been computed that Nebuchadnezzar's golden im age, nnd the various other images, utensils, c. of gold, in the temple of IMus, at Baby lon, amounted in value to ISO,000,000 dls. Vast loads of gold and silver were often car tied tn triumph before Roman Genenils when they returned from conquering provinces. The gold with which Solomon overlaid tho most holy place only, a room 30 feet square, amounted to more than 180,000,000 of our "money. Crito, a writer in tho Christian Spectator, luppos"s also that the amount of wealth wns formerly much greater than at present. IU notices the following instances ' Tle Unu-l lies, sjoii after their escapo from Egyptian bondage, offered for the tabernacle gold and "iilver to thu amount of S30.000. Exodus xxxvii. 24 25. This was probably borrowed nf tho Egyptian, but it shows that gold and iiver were I-n1 v in Egypt. The contribu tions of the people fur tU Sanctuary, in thu timu of David, exceeded 134,000,000 dols. 1. Chron. xxix.7. Thu sum which Human offered Aliasnerus.on condition of being per mitted to order the destruction of the Jews, was 10,000 talents of silver, or 15,200,000 dls. Esther iii. 9. Tho immense treasures which David is said to have collected for tho sancltiary, (I Chron. xmi. U.) nmniinioti ioVHty U11 k,.,.T imj t..lr, ci,t.rM 889,000,000 of pounds sterling, trito says 798,000,000, but erroneously,) or 3,'JoO, .000,000 of dollars, a sum greater than the British national debt, and exceeding nil tint nioney coined since tho discovery of Amer ica. It is supposed by somo learned men, that David never amassed such an immensu turn, and that an error has been made by the transcribers of this Book. Prideaux conjec tures that tho talents of gold and silver, given by David and others for the temple, might be of another sort, of far less value than the Mosaic talents. Ho remarks that if these talents aro valued by tho Musaic talents, they would have built the whole temple of solid silver. . Crito estimates the talent of silver 342 pounds sterling, nnd tho talent of gold at 5475 pounds sterling, according to Dr. Ar bunhnot's Tables of Ancient Coins, &c. In ferred in tho translation of John's Archaeol ogy GOOD ADVICE. Thu following U an extract fiom an ad dress delivered I'v V. V. Bowie, at nn rri- "cultural ineeiing, not long m:ico in I'niicu 'George's County, Md: " Fellow Farmers, let us then, in theso times of 'pressure and pecuniary embarrass- "nient,' gel rid of every species of properly which is not profitable ; get rid of our lux urous habits ; abandon tho fashionable fol lies of the day ; lop ofTull onnocuisnry ex penses, and return lo tho plain, unsophistica ted customs, of our forefathers. Let Indut' tiy and Economy bo your watchword, und let it be practically seen and felt in your house hold. Work less land and take better care nfuflmt vmi make. Mako an annual invest- "rnent in tho improvement of our farms. Let us give up thu fashion of selling nothing thai "we can consume, but raiher let u? waste, or 1. ,1 1 l...nMAa an M, rnnrcn it' lil. nml n our system of farming, that peace und tli'il pnntnntniaiil and "nmfnrt UtSl Calv niiu iii(.s9 wiiivii is uui un tn- : t. ... tilltirft nfllka tail will nan in rnvieif 6 " o .. nrl 1 110 .l.ma nUOL rilrl M'ikiiI . .1 !n nil m ranted effulgence, and light np with happy glue mo couiiiciiitiibB hi iiiurpeuueni . . iiin- 1 .1 . iqru) and her beauteoui daughters." HELEN MORETON: OR, THE BEST OP SISTERS. Upon my word, Frank, yon tiro in n striingu mom! to-night,' suit) the IL'ht-heart-cd Ned Cdrloton, to hi friend Fmnk Soiu crby, nt thu closo of an hour's conversation one cold evening in December, as I hoy wero sitting by a blazing firo in n hnnJsomo and well lighted apartment ' So you think thero is very little worth living for in this cold hearted and hypocritical world! You, too, have every thing apparently to mako u man happy being young, handsome, rich, stand ing high in your profession, n favorite, and flattered by nil. You uro a spoiled child of Fortune,, Frank. Have you been frowned upon by the fascinating Florence, or the beautiful Clura ? Or what is tho mutter with you V Yon know very well, Ned, a thing so light as a woman's smile or frown would have no effect upon me. I nm weary of those but terflies fluttering away their brief round of existence, in thu idlu mid frivolous dissipa tion of tilt; fashionable world. Is there one I iininn" the number that a sensible man would cIl(1()s C(iniMMjun anj f, juuj for ifu j I know not one.' ' 1 cry your mercy, Frank,' said Ned, smi lingly, ' I beg you to except one, at least, .nid not cjii:leui!i my gentle and amiable Maria to 11 place she so little deserve.' ' Yuu are right, Ned, and I except her without hesitation, fur under the care of a wise, pious, und pure-hearted mnlher, she has become 11 model to her sex, of which I am sure lliev all have need enough.' ' I think you aro loo severe, Frank, nnd having a mother and sister like yours, should teach you more respect to woman-kind.' I heir brilliancy hut makes the rest seem darker for tho contrast. Why is it, as you say, that I am flattered and caressed by thu society I move in ! Not on my own ac count, nor Iroin pure morals and cultivated mind, or any good quality, but because, lor sooth, I am rich. It is always so ; let a man he rich, if he bo tho veriest profligate in tho world, society fawns upon him, excuses his weaknesses nud is blind Id bis crimes. I will never marry until I find one who will love me for misolf alone.' And that may ho the case sooner than you dream of. But come, Frank, I know 110 belterremedv for low spirits, than to do good, lo some body or oilier that stands in need of kindness. So if you like wo will go and see that poor man 1 was telling you of yester day, whoso leg was broken by the accident that happened on the rail-road. Frank was ever ready at the call of mer cy mid charity, and pu'ting on their over roils, the ming men sallied forth in thu keen frosty air, Frank Sonierln's father died when his sun was tint 11 boy, leaving an ample lortiine to his wiiluw unit two rtiitdr.-n, Frank, unit bis beautiful sister Maria. Fiauk had devoted his talents to the law, in which ho had risen to an emiiieiH'o rarely obtained by onn so young. Ho bad seen loo much of tie! i',i,. loliablu world not lo ho dlsg-Med with the hypocrisy, artfulness, and liollow-hreatlied (littery which are apparent to even a super ficial observer. Hit longed to turn aside IfiHH-ilir gtinT thoroughfare of life into the more shaded nnd quiet paths of domestic hap piness. It was some distance to the poor man's dwelling, and rather lute when ihu young men reached it. They found liim cheerful ami resigned under his mifnrluue, and only anx ious for his family, who depended enliielv upon his labor. L hey told him nut to be 1111- tnisl in Divine Providence, for his family should not suffer while he was u.iable tn heh them. Thu gratitude of the whole family mure than repaid the young men for their walk, and Frank's heart felt lighter from the joy that a good action always brings with it. 1 hey wuro proceeding with rapid steps to wards their homes, when, on passing 11 small and retired house, the window was suddenly opened, und the soft sweet voice of 11 young girl in tremulous accents liegsed them to come to her assistance. On their nearer ap proach, asking pardon for thu liberty she had taken, sho begged one of them to haste for Dr. II., as her brother was taken alarmingly ill. Ned immediately departed to perform her request, while Erank remained to see if be might nut he nf further service. The la dy who had spoken to him was young, ap parently about eighteen, of fine form and pleasant manners. Her countenance was re markahle, not for the beauty of mere regular features, but for lis amiable and intelligent expression, although now clouded with uuxi ety fur her brother. Tho latter, a hoy of about tinirteen, was lying 011 the sofa near the fire. HissMer sat by his side, and be gan to batliii his forehead, gazing tenderly oa linn Willi tearlul eves. ' Don't be distressed for me, dearest Hid- en, 1 Miall In; Iietler when our "noil iliicinr conies. Hark! do I not hear him ' saidhe, us the sound of rapid footsteps rang from the frozen ground. ' I hope so, dear ArihuV ;' s lid his sister. 11s sho roso lo look out and see. In a moment the door opened, and, with Ned, entered the kind and benevolent doc tor, whoso countenancii expressed a kindly sympathy with thu suffering around him. Alter speaking cheerlully to Helen, and sha king hands with Fiank, with whom lie was well acquainted, ho turned 10 his patient, and feeling his noise, ho finnan inmakn some en quiries relative to his illness, which ho soon pronounceu to nnsu I mm a violent cold, and having given the necessary directions ho roso to lake leave, sayin ho would call very carlv in the morning. Tho youno eontlumnn also rose, and after receiving Helen's thanks for their kindness, nnd begging permission to call again, they all retired. On their way home, tho doctor gave them some particulars of Helen's history. Shu iind her brothor wcro orphan. They had, till within 11 year or two, lived in affluence ; but by tho sudden death of their father, in thu midst of one of those periodical tempests in the business world, lliev were reduced lo nov- erty. Their mother had died about a year before. Their splendid mansion and its fur niture were all sold, with the exception of a small library of valuable books, and the pi ano, which was their mother's, nnd which Helen was permitted to retain. With the small sum of money remaining after tho sale, sho had furnished tho Itttto cottage in which they found her, and supported herself und her brother, by giving lessons in music. She had been thoroughly educated herself, mid undertook tho charge nf continuing tho edu cation of her brother, hilping to be able, with thu assistance of a teacher in one or two branches, to prepare him for college. Tho doctor was eloquent in praise of her kindness, her amiability, and force of char acter, and his words wore not lost upon F rank Somcrby, across whose mental eye, flitted, ever mid anon, the vision of thu beautiful girl. On reaching home, Frank found his sister just returned from 11 visit to a friend, und ho immediately related to her Ins whole night s adventure. Shu listened with gratifying in terest, and on enquiring the name of the he roine, started, suddenly exclaiming,1 My uld friend and school-mate, Helen Moreton ! 1 must go and suu her. Shu was one of the must a niahlu und gentle, yet resolute girls 1 ever knew.' Frank readily offered lo accompany her; and ihey decided to go the next afternoon. Accordingly, thu day Ileitis flue, they set out on their walk, and soon arrived at Helen's lowly abode. They rapped gently at thu dour, and ufler waiting a moment, it was opened by Helen, who started 111 pleased sur prise at tin: sight ol her old Iriend. I heir recognition was mutual, and though Helen blushed slightlv on conducting them into her simple home, yet all embarrassment was soon dissipated by tho affectionate kindness of Maria s manner. They found Arthur in a high fever, nnd requiring much of Helen's attention, which was given with a watchlul tenderness, and received with such loving glances from his expressive eyes, ns showing bow great was tho allectiou existing between them. As Helen sat by his bedside and bathed his fe verish bauds and burning brow, with what gentle loveliness did these kind offices invest her, in Frank's regard, and ho often applied to bur tho beautiful lines tho poet has milieu of woman : " When pain ami anguish wring the brow, A miinstiring angel thou." And tho thought involuntarily came over him, if ,1 brother wero so fondly loved, what would bo the measure of her love for that fiiend which is nearer than a brother'? Alter olferingto come and assist Helen, in thu care of her brother, with an affectionate kindness that tuuld not bo refused, Maria and Frank departed. As they walked towards home they weru earnestly engaged in devis ing means to be of use to Helen, without in fringing 011 her refined and delicate feelings. Well,' said Maria, ' mother will bu at homo to-night, mid we shall bo guided by her wisu ueiievoiunce, nnu 1 am suru wo cannot eir, it we follow her advice. ' Them never was a mother like ours,' sanl I'liin.'i, Minling. 'she knows where ivhen, and how every lliing should bu done. ' And she is always ready to do it herself, loo,' added Maiia. After the depirluro of her visitors, Helen sat for some lime absorbed in reverie, while her brother was asleep. Sho revolved in her mind the singular circumstances which had bronchi her olJ school-mate to her humble duelling, ami she loon I that poverty bad h it her ouu friend. Shu had experienced tho friendship which is common in fashionable life, and knew its falsity, and she felt there fore ihu more acutely, Maria's kindness, which was perfectly free from that insulting condescension that wounds the heart it pre tends to heal. Did no thought of Maria's brother come across her mental vision 1 Sho could not have failed to perceive how earnestly his looks weru fixed upon her, nor thu approving expression of those sparkling eyes. Helen sighed as she rose from her reve rie, at the sound of her brother's voice, but she was all unconscious why. furs. .Httmerbv entered readily into tho plans of Wr iliililren.and promised to go her self and see' Helen, in whom, from their de scription, she. beg 111 to feel much interested. aliu thought the best thing to bu done at pre sent, was tor Maria to stay with hrr nnd as sist her if she would consent to the arrange ment until her lirutlier recovered, and then by their influence, they might procuro her many Iriends and pupils. After n little persuasion, Helen consented tn Maria's plans, particularly when urged bv Mrs. Sombery, who completely won her heart by her kind motherly manner, and she was happier than she had been since thu death of her father, Every day broubl'Frank to tho cottage to inrpnre tor Arthur, or on Ins sisters ac count ; and every day discovered In bun some new trait to admire and hive ; so that in Hide i's society he snoii began to feel hap tii.tr lhan in any other situation. A week or Iwii hail now hasten away, anil Arthur had sufficiently recovered to bo able to diseHsn wiih much of die kind alleniion sn cheerlully hoMowcd and so gratefully re ceived, and M.iri i left Helen with many as surances ol her unalterable affection and ma ny interchanged promises of frequoiil inter course. fter tho departure of her kind friend, Helen felt a sensation of loneliness stealing over her, which thu increased attention sho was obliged to give to her pupils, who had now began lo return to her, was well calcu lated to dissipate. Arthur in his eagerness lo perfectly recover, in order to continue his studies, was rather imprudent in exposing binisell lo danger of taking cold ; so that she was so much occupied in thinking for him sho could nut have leisure to indulge her feel ings of regret. Besides, Frank or Ned came with Marin several times during tho week which followed her departure. All Helen's earthly bones were centred in her beluvud brother, whose health continued frail ; and she luuked forward wilh hope, mid yet wilh trembling, to the lime when his name would ho honored amid the lugn in 111 lellutt and thu pure in heart. But, alas ! ihe angel of death, with his broad wings out- spread, already overshadowed him, nnd stood with inverted torch,' ready to usher him in - to the Und of the departed.' What glori ntis hopes, what pure affections, what lofty aspirations after the good, the beautiful und the. true, wero to perish with that noblo ynting heart I Wo may see the old man standing on the vcrgo of the grave, wilh his Venerable white hair, nnd tho calm nnd quiet cheerfulness resulting from n well-spent life, and feel that it is well ho should thus wait for death ; but when the destroying nngcl calls away youth in its fairest morning, wo cannot but heave the sigh of regret, und shed llio tear of disappointment. Tho Doctor had just returned from a visit to a distant patient, when a hurried messen ger summoned him to the collage. He lost not a moment in hastening Ihithcr, Tor he felt a deep and strung inlercst in the inmates of that lowly abode. Helen met him tit the door with tearful cyce, which grew somewhat brighter at the sight of him, fur in his skill she had great confidence, and his kindly sympathy had won him a place in her heart. On leaving tho room after attentively exam ining his patient, with a countenunco from which he strove to banish all discouraging ex pression, for ho felt that Helen's eyes were rivitud there, he told her she must take the utmost riiro of him, for ho required all her attention. But tin;, quick eye of affection is not to bu deceived, and in spite of the doc tor's caution, Helen road in his exprcssieu the deeper meaning lie would fain have con cealed. She hiicame deadly' pale, ns the thought flashed upon her that the beloved be ing so entwined about her heart might be ta ken away, and she would have fainted, had hn not supported her. But with a strung ef fort she recovered herself, and then gently but firmly insisted upon knowing thu worst. With the gentleness ol a lather, the doctor told her it was doubtful if her brother ever recovered ; his constitution was frail, and would not probably be mdu lo resist this sec ond attack, brought on by ngain taking cold. All that was in the power nf man should be lone, nnd it might please Heaven lo avert tho stroke which threatened her. Helen suc ceeded in gaining an apparent cheerfulness, as in silent prayer she returned to adminis ter the necessary remedies to her brother, Tho Doctor called on his way home, to tell Maria of her friend's situation. He found her iust tin-paring to attend a splendid party nt a' fashionable acquaintance's. But all her sympathies were aroused with regard to Hel en, and, turning her fine eyes, filled with tears, on her scarcely less nutated brother, she begged him to tell her if she should not eo to her instanlly. ' Follow tho dictates of your own warm heart, my dear sister, and you cannot fail to do right, was Ins answer. And in a very few moments she had exchanged her cosily apparel for a plainer dress, and the brother and sister proceeded rapidly on their way lo the cottage. I his ready kindness was more lhan Helen, in tho excited state of her feel iiiSS, could hear, mid li-nninu lii-r hurtil on Maiia's shoulder, she wept freely. Frank gazed intently anil mournfully upon her, and !!.'?lli'J)t J if l.he. h'ii.hopes.snsoui! to bujle- stroyed 111 this world forever. The good doctor came very often, nnd brought with him the most skilful of his brethren, but no earthly aid was al lo tn savo the young and noble form from sinking rap idly inlo the grave. Without suffering very great pain, he gradually wasted away, while the unearthly lustre ol bis ccs, and thu bril liant flush nn his cheeks, heli a ed too I nil v the insidious progress of his disease. Ho had requested to know precisely what was his situation, and Helen nerved hersell to tell him tho fearful truth. Arthur buwed his faco in his hands, and after a moment's si lence, said, in a low voice, ' God's will he done. Leave me, my sister, a few moments.' Striving to repress her anguish, Helen left him, to pour out her soul in prayer to that Being who orders all things wisely and well. When she returned, Arthur looked up, nn her entrance, mid said, while a beautiful smilo illumined his features, ' ft is my Father, let htm do what scemclh good to Him.' Helen sat down by him, nnd taking his thin hand in her's, they held long and pre cious communion concerning righteousness and ihe life to come. Many an hour did Frank nnd Maria pass in that chamber of sickness, and there learn

ed lessons morn precious than any earthly knowledge. Oh! it was indeed buaiitilul, lo see the perfect and child like faith, (he calm ros'gnation, and tho joyful looking lorward lo the belter land, of that young and noble heart, nnd though many tears were shed round his couch, they could not bu tears of bitterness. It was midnight, and tho last hour of Ar thur's life drew nigh. His friends wero all with him, and that dear sister, who had not left him for many days, with a countenance palu with watching mid grief, was still sit- 1111,' by him, Ins almost transparent hand clasped in tier's. Deep stillness wasarniiud, unbroken bat by ihu faint ticking of the Death-watch, or the suppressed sob of the grief-stricken group. Arthur had been lying lor somo tnnn.yerv nuiet, and breathing gent ly as in bleep. Suddenly ho sprang up, and exclaimed ' Beautiful, beautiful i' while his kimlliirj eves seemed to bo gazing on some object invisible lo the rest, but to him of soul entrancing beauty. Mlusli! Iiusn !' no con tinued. that heavenly harmony ! It fades fades awiiy !' and as he spoko ho sank . . . ,. , ,,. slowly tuck, and Uio iigui 01 ins oriiuani oyes wont out in the. darkness of death. His sister felt his hand relax its grasp, and rising she bent over him, closed his oyes, kissed his na 0 forehead, and with tho single oxclama lion It is finished !' tho highly wrought energies of her spirit cave way, and a long deatb-liko swoon called lorlli nil tun resour ces of her friends lo restore her to life. Helen was now alone in tho world. The doath of her brother had taken away tho strongest motives to exertion, and shn con eluded, after consulting her friends, Indispose of her little property and obtain a situation ns governess in somo pleasant family. Till Ibis mid was attained, Maria insisted upon hav ing her to stay with her, and Helen accord . 1 1 ... .r u.. a I...V innlv became an Inmate of Mrs. Somerby' mansion. Days, weeks nnd even mouths na,,Bfj Bwav. and stilt they all found pretence - 1 for keeping HUn. To every situation that offered, some positive objection was made, and witli gentle violence they kept her n not unwilling prisoner. Time had softened her grief, and she was beginning to regain her natural cheerfulness of disposition. How happily wero the days past by all but Frank, who had been compelled to bo absent at a distance from home, during nil the latter part of tho time which Helen had been 11 resident at his mother's. In tho month of roses.' two events were to take place calculated to render all parties happy. Frank's relurn home and Maria's marriage. Every ihinrwns now hustle nnd prepara tion for tho joyous occasion, and Ned's hap py lace grow still more sunny in the expres sion, while Maria s countenance sometimes assumed a shade of thonghtfiilncss,:is she con templated the new sphere of duties opening before her. It was tho night previous to tho bridal when Frank returned, and the warm recep tion he met with more than repaid him for his long absence. Helen's suppressed exclama tion of involuntary delight was not lost upon tho ear of one who loved tho tones of her voice more than tho sweetest music. It was the bridal night. Tho splendid rooms wero filled with the gay and fashion able friends nf the beautiful bride, who was perfectly radient in loveliness. Every one seemed happy and many fell so. In thu midst of thu crowd, however, there was one whose thoughts were far away from the gay pageant before her. Helen was thinking of thiit dear brother, who, it ho had been living, wuuld tl'.at day have completed his filteenth year. His birth day had been wont to he celebrated by a joyful festival, while his father lived, nnd thought was busy among the olden memories. Her emotion became too much for her, and quietly stepping out on thu pi azza, whose flower wreathed pillars cast shad ows in the brilliant moonlight, she descended the steps which led into the garden and pas. sing down a secluded path, entered her fa vorite bower of roses, to give a few moments to the memory ol her brother, undisturbed bv the uaiety around her. But her retreat was noticed by Maria, and calling Frank, with a merry glanco of her bright black eye, she bade him seek her and request her to return. Frank's step was so light that it disturbed nut tho fair girl's reverie, and he paused a moment ere speaking to her. ' Arthur, dear Arthur !' she exclaimed, un conscious that any par heard her, ' yourplacu can never be supplied tn me.' As Frank stepped into the arbor, Helen stiirted up in surprise ; bill Frank berged her not to fly at his approach, saying al the same time, his sifter had sent him fur her. I was notiiware,' said Helen, blushing deeply, 'thai my absence was remarked ; but it is dear Ar thur's birth-day, and sad recollections came over me, compelling mujo retire for a few moments to subduu them in solitude." Shall wo return V ' Pardon mo if I detain yon on0 mn,nenl,' said Frank, gently takinc !,;. :.. 1... T' Vou spofei-Juil now of fj,.,, j,..ir iJro,;r w, is gone ; may not venture to hope that I may fill his place in your heart V Helen was silent a moment, from surprise and embarrassment, when Frank again ear nestly entreated her, in tones of most elo quent persuasion, to bu bis, and as the sound of distant loolsteps were heard approaching, ho entreated her to give him ' unu word 0110 sign.' Helen hastily snatched a half open roso bud of crimson hue, and placed it in bis hand. Thu language of flowers ihey had studied to gether; he knew its meaning. What more need 1 say, but that the best of sisters became the best of wives. Krom tho Nitionil Intelligencer. TJin HtiAD-CiUAIll ERS. rROM TIlECUSTtS KECOLLECTIONS AND miVATF. MEMOIRS OF THE LITE AND CHARACTER OF WASHINGTON. Many i.f the establishments that constitute the Head-quarters in the War nf thu Uevnlu lion yet remain for the veneration of the Amer ican?. At Cambridge, Morrisluwn, Newburg, West Point, Now Windsor, and other jilacec, 1U1 buihlings are Mill preserved, but of tue Valley Forge it is doubtful whether there ex ists at this tiino any remains of the Headquart ers so memorable m the history of the days of inai. ' If the Headquarters at Morristown were bleak and gloomy, from bcins located in a moun. tainotis region, aim occupied in the depth of winter, tho toldier was cheered amid hie priva. lions by ttie prouu aim nappy reineinhrance of his triumph attliecloseol too campaign 01 1770. Not such were tie associations tint atten ded the Headquarters at Valley Forgo at tho closo of the camp tigu of 1777. The American army, defeated m two iiaru.tougiii general an gigeinenti', beheld its enemy comfortably lions eifin Philadelphia, while it was compelled at an inclement reason to retire to a inresi, mere 10 erert huts for shelter, and where it afterwards emlured the preaiet extremities nf human suf ferin1'. But Washington was in tho m:dst of his faithful companions in arm?, ever employed in limiting their privation, iu allovialiug their miseries, and holding up to them the hopes of hotter fortunes. And oil 111 tno ruitu wintry nii'ht. when tho tempest howled among the ho. vels, anil the shivering sentry paced his lonely round, would his eye uo attracted to tho taper that burned in the Headquarters, where tho nun of mighty labors, watching while others alcnt. toiled in tho cause of unborn millions. At thn Ileailnuarters of tho Vallev Funic oz. currcd some ol the most memorable incidents of the War of Independence. It was there the General received the appalling intelligence that nut ano'her ration was in store to issue to bis troops It was there that he was forced, by a stem and painful necessity, to uso the high pow ers vested in him by Congress, to seizo upon provisions for the relief ot lus starving soiuiers. It was there, while stru!'linr withdaimars auJ difficulties, while borne down with the cares and sorrows of Ins country s cause, mat washing, ton was informed of the cabal, then agitating in Congress and the army, for the removal of the Commander-in-chief. But, with all these glooms, there wero glories too, that shed their lustre upon the Headquar ters of the Valley Forge. It was thoro was first proclaimed to the army tho grateful tidings of tho alliance with France ; nud it was from that scene of so many trials and sufferings that, nn the return of the gonial season, the modern Fa bius msrcheu again to grapple with bis formi. dable and well-appointed foe, and to wrest from him, after a most gallant and bard-fought con flict, a glorious victory on tbe Plsins of Mon mouth. . , The Headquarters were under canvass dur ing the ig and after Ihe surrender of York- town. The marnuces of tho Commander in- chief were pitched in ihe rear of the grand bat tery, just out of the range of tho enetny' shells. There were two nurnuces attached ti the Headquarters diirintr nil the catnnaimis. The larger, or banqueting tent, would contaii- iroin loriy 10 mty persons i the smaller, or steep ing tent, had an inner chamber, where, on ii hard cot-bed, the Chief reposed. There is fi most Interesting reminiscence attached lo the sleeping tent. 7'ho Headquarters, even during tho summer season, were located, in a L'roat ma jority nf instances, in priva'e duellings, the sleeping tent being pitched in tho yard, or vcrj near at nauu, within its venerable folds. Washington was in habit of seukinir orivi.cv anil seclusion, where ho could commune with himself, and where ho wrote ths most inemora bio of his despatches in the Revolutionary war. He wou'd remain in the retirement of the sleep ing tent sometimes for hours, giving orders tr, tho officer ol Ins guard tint bu should on in account be disturbed, savo nn tho arrival of an important express. 7 ho objects ol Ins 6cclusion beiiiL' accotnnlished. tho Chief would annn.ir at tho canvass door of the marquee, with dispatch es in his hand, giving which to his Secretary to copy and transmit, ho would cither mount his charger for a tour of inspection, or roturn to the Headquarters aim enjoy social converse with his officers. The marquees were tmdo in Third drnni Philadelphia, under tho direction of Captain MouLoan, of the artillery, and wero first pitch cd on the Heights of Durchesler, in August. 1775. The Life-Guard was attached to the Head quarters from the time nf its formation till the end of the war. This chosen crops of picked men, with Uibbs and Colfax, and their gallant officers, was always in the finest order, proud of its being attached to the person of the Chief, and appearing Miiart and soldierly, even in the worst limes. In our memoirs of tho patcr Patrire, we shall continue tn introduce some mention of tho tiuguished patriots, statesmen, and soldiers who enjoyed his intimacy and weie dear tn hisaflec : 111. .1 .1.... 1 ... iiuur. iiin u.i mm nuiioreu iii appears, in bold relief, the name of Jonathan Trumbull, the patriotic Governor of Connecticut, iluriiv the whole of tho Revolution. Hu wa, indeed, more fitted for the limes in which l,e flourished ; and such a one as revolution alone seems cnn.tbli: ol producing. Wise to conceive, and enereetic to execute, his prudence cqu illed his courage in the conspicuous part lie was destituted to beat 111 those momentous concerns that eventuated in the Independence of his country : yet did he "hoar his high officers so meekly" that ho was as deservedly bclivcd for the mildness of his private virtues as bo was admired for tho bturn unyielding integrity with which he discharged his public duties. It is enough for his fame, or his coitaph, that lieu as am. 111 after Waeliini'- lun's own heart. When the news arrived in Connecticut of tho battle of Lexington, Putnam, who was ploughing in his held, mstaitly rapaired to the Oinernor for orders. "Gi," said Trumbull, "to the scene of action." "Hut my clothes, Governor!" "Oh, never mud your" clotties," continued Trumbull, 'uiihtay experience will be of service to your countrymen." "But mv men, Governor ; whit shall 1 10 about my men!" 'Oh, never mind your ni'.-n," continued the man for the times, "IV, fOJi'li'uur 'men a'ler you." I'utnam liurneu 10 latnuriugc. One of ihe most urgent appeals for assistance that ever emulated Iroin the American Head quarters wiis contained in adespili h to the Gov ernor of Connect icut. It was dated from the camp, near the North river, iu the latter years of the war. Governor Trumbull was alone in his room of business; on the table wero various letters and despatches, some just opened and others sealed for immediate transmission ; cocked-hat, of the cut and fashion of the days of George 11, the Governor's m!c insiiruia of office, was also 0:1 the table, while the Ch.ef .Mizistratc lumscll was busily engigud iu writing. An Aid-de-camt) of the Cinimatidcr-in. chief, was introduced, much worn and "travel stained," from the haste ot his journey. The Governor rose, and, while cordialiy welcoming Colonel , inquired alter the health of his Excellen cy, and what news irnm the Army. I he Aid-de-camp replied that the General was well, and the news from the army of a very sombre chir acter, and presented a loiter. Ihe letter was very short. It contained an apology from Washington for having applied fur assistance where it had beensnoltcn and eo liberally ren- dered before, but continued that the situation of the Army was critical in thu extreme, the coun try adjacent to the camp being completely ex hausted, as well by the enemy's as by his own foraging parlies ; and concluded hy taiiiciitin-r that, unless supplies could ho speedily olit.nue.i, ho shculd be obliged toauatidou Ins position, am! fall back into the m'erior to obtain tiie necessa ry subsistence for lie troops. The Governor pmilered for a moment upon the contents of the lettir, then rising, and cordiallv grasping the Colon I by the hand, iibserved, in 111 x linn yet dieerul tone. "When you return to camp, bear with )ou, my dear sir, my line and duly tohis Kellcnc.y,'and s-ay tn him thai brave old Conuccnut, is "not quite exhausted, but for every barreof provision she Ins furnish, cd to the cause (.Liberty, she will furnish an other, and vet anther, to tho same L'lnrioUi- cause; say furthefthaton such a day our teams may be luuked for it the bank of tho North river.' I lie Aid-de-campparted rejoicing. And now tbe paiot became "every inch" the executive officer. From hn intimate acquain tance with the resi'rces oflns native State, he knew exactly wha thoso resources were to he obtained, and the facilities for transportation, for with him ever liing was done by met und and regularity, borders flew iu all directions. His orders were iyed. Meantime, theaturn of the Aid-do-cainp to Headquarters wi'intelligetico of the promis ed supplies diffusfa general cladne-B through out the army. Men tho expected diy arriveJ, many an anxioiisyo was turned to tho road leidlng from thetstward to tho landing on the North river: a din seen in llio distance, and presently are Ik1 the cries of the teamsters, urging ihcir luwxen, winie too neavy-iauun wamsl'roan uni their generous burdens. A shout rim's throih the American camp, and the Coinmander-in-tpf. attended by his officers, roJ.j to an cminde lowliness tho arrival ot the welcome supplu , , , Governor Trubull bad two sons attached to tho Headquarter! John, the distinguished art ist and the lastdhe Aids-de-ca.iip.aud Johna than, Military ietary to the Commander-in-chief at the siegjfYorktowii. But one attoirc was unuo to surpnso inc Headquarters ding tho war. Tho army lay 111 Jersey. The e.myrMKing advantage 01 inoir f...;i... f.,r ir communication, and un- .... . , ., nf loht. lauded in considerable forco a short diMice atxwe 1110 American camp, ,,i ma.l. ! ci.tcd attack upon its outposts, Tho alarm soonMcnded to tho Headquarters, where Lidy Wihington (.always so cauou oy il,n Knl.liRraS andie ladies of several of tho Gen. eral officers wc jjurnmg during the winter Ife.Guard rushed tu the house. tlm uriiirlnwa Waft taken out in a moment, the door barricadei and the rooms and sulrcises filled with rroean. Cannon war dragged into the yards, and every preparation mado for a vigorous defence. An Aid-de-camp proposed that the ladies should bo removed under an cs. cort to a place of safely. 'Phis Washington t once refused, gallantly" observing, No, Colonel, let the ladies remain where they arc, that they (iiyEoeliow bravely wo will defend them ;'' and then mounted his charger and proceeded to the scene of action. Moarttirno the firing was distinctly heard, and evidences of battle b cmno painfully apparent in the wounded bornn along in the arms of their comrades in search of medical assistance. After a short, bul harp skirmish, the firing ceaseil altogether; he enemy, finding themselves ban1d in their hopes of a surprise, rclrcated to their boats, and gamed the eastern bank of the Hudson. Day was now breakm?. and the ladies wero gratified in beholding tho Commander-in-chief, with hts atiill and the Genera! officers, return ing at full gallop to the Headquarters. Among the great variety or persons intf haracter that were to bo found from time to time at and about the Headquarters, was thf famed Capt., Molly. After her heroic achicv. incuts at the battle of Monmouth, the heroin was always received with a cordial welcome at Headquarters, where she was employed in th duties of the household. She always wore an artilleryman's coat, with the cocked hat and feather, the distinguishing costume of Proc.. tor's artillery. One day the Chief accosted this remarkable woman, while she was engaged in washing somo clothes, pleasantly observing : " Well, Captain Mollv, are vnu not almost tir. cd of thi3 quiet way of life and longing to bt once more on the field of battle!" "Troth. your Kvcellency," replied the heroine, "and ye may say that ; for I care not how soon I have another slap at them red coats, bad luck to them." "But what is to become of vour petticoats in such an event. Cant. Afollvl" " Oh, long life to your excellency, and never ua ye mind them at all at all," continued this intrepid female, "Sure and it is only in tho ar tillery your Excellency knows that I would sarve, and divil a fear" but the smoke of the cannon will hide my petticoats." 1 no name aim memory ot Headquarters expir ed not with the war of the Revolution, but was preserved in tho Prosidoliads of New-York and Philadelphia, whore hundreds of the war worn veterans of the days of trial repaired, at they said, to Headquarters, lo pay their res pects, and inquire alter the health of his Ex cellency and the good Iidy Washington. All wero made welcome and "kindly bid to stay ;" and while they quaffed a generous glass to the jicalth of their beloved Chief, the triumphs of Trenton and Princeton, of Monmouth and Yorktown, "wero freshly remembered." And poor Pat, too, reverently with hat in Innd, would approach the Headquarters. "To be sure, he would sav, that he well knew his Excellency had no time to snare to the likes of hnn. He just called to inquire after his Hon or's health, long life to him, and to the good Lidy Washington, the poor soldier's friend." Hut, taking the steward asale, with a knowing look, would observe : " Now, my darlint, if hit Excellency should happen to inquire who it wst that called, jist toll him it was one of ould Mad Anthony's boys. Hurrah for Ameriky I" And repeating the shout that so often had rang above the battle's roar, the veteran would go on his way rejoicing. It may be, in tbe course nf human nrnni. that llnnn !hn nl.ipfiu ..' II ... . .. I auey rorge, where tho 6oldier of liberty erected his cheerless hut, the domes and sDires of cities nny arise in tho splendid progress of a mighty empire, but the patriotic American of that future day, proudof the fame of the Father of his Country, and glorying in the recolleptiont of America's heroic time, will pass by the pla ces of pomp and power, to pav homage to ths mouldering ruins of the Headquarters. Reading the Will. The will of a rich gentleman ' was opened at an hotel at tho West-end, 0110 day last week. Each party looked ' unutterable things ' when ihe reader, after Ihe usual opening, began ns follows : 1 1 leave to my dear fiiend, Colonel G , ten thousand pounds, threu per cent. ; and to my esteemed cousin, George W II, tho like sum, and in consideration of the uniform kindness of my nephews and nieces, 1 leava them each, Jfc, Sec, with the usual bequests to executors, servants, funeral expenses, Set., kyc, in tho whole, a long string of lega cies with the eternal good wishes of the de ceased. Signed, sealed, and delivered by me, in the presence of,' Sec,, Sic. All parties would have been satisfied, had it noshed thus! but the reader started, and with it look of surprise, (for he was included in the donatiiins) said hern is n codicil and with a sigh, tho sincerity of which coul !, consequently, not bo doubted, ho read aloud th it which his eve had haslilv scanned 'Co dicil : if I had died posessed of ihe wealth herein slated, I should have left it to these, niy dear and valued friends. Hut I have been imprudent, and since making this, my will, I have Inst twice tho sum therein set down, nnd, perhaps, havo not more to leavo than may bo required to bury mo ; my dear and kind friend must, therefore, take tho will for tho deed I Court Gazelle. 1 General Jackson's fine !' said Mrs. Quor ate, as she studied a newspaper through her spectacles. To be sure ho is as fine at silk. I've know'd that for forty years, and yet these editors and them Congressmen have just found it out. To tell us that 'General Jackson's lino,' at this time of day ! Why, thero never wasn finer man anywhere.' Tom, howovcr, remarked, that, although it is true General Jackson's fine,' yet Judga Hall was the finer on ono occasion, at least, iu inu niiiouni 01 11 thousand dollars. Bul ilrs. did not understand finlne and rcfin. ing in ibis sort of stylo so tho mailer wt finally disposed of, but not before littlo Pe ter, who is undergoing a course of the clas sics, had multered from Cicero. auem ad fiiicm sat fffrcnatajactabit audacia I' HosriTALiTV. ' 1 hope you can make It convenient lo dine wilh us to-day, sir if vow do, we shall havo a goose at dinner.' A housemaid, who was sent to call a gen tleman to dinner, found him engaged in minp Iris tootlr-brush. 1 Well, is he coming?' said thu lady of llio house, as the servant return ed. Yes, ma'am, diroctly,' was the reply, ' bo's just iharpening his teelh.' fXTTho shapo of thn Jenny Deans ha beon somewhat improved upon, and lho name likewise-iti farmer alias was ' Kiss nm if you dare ' it is now called ' Kiss me quick.' Tho only flower worn within them are tuts lips. fjyThe Boston Post record ti e remarks able fact that all tho loco-focos at the t Faneuil Hall pow-wow iint. home , ;