Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, April 21, 1843, Page 1

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WW NOT TUB GLORY OF OJDSAR BUT TUB WELFARE OF BOMB. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1843. VOL. XVI. No. 47 From the Tribune. IMIIL.ANTIIIIOFY. D AUGUSTUS 6N0DOEOHASS. He who hath read the human Soul, And laid its depth mysterious bare, Has seen how weak is Truth's control, When Solf has reared an idol there I O, souls there are which melt in tears, When bleeding Wo for succor cries t And where grim Want its hands uproars, With joy the famished frame supplies! But where the lambs have made their fold, The wolves are ever Bute to stray ( And e'en by Virtue's side behold The form of evil hunt its prey 1 Search deep the human soul, and find , How few escape high Truth's strong bant How weak within the sordid mind Is found the love of Man for Alan 1 Self-Lovo ! beneath whose baneful shade Envy and Pride and Hatred grow 1 Here hea ih . ;r"i,rt't 'gainst others' woe! Which steels the K uctieatn a veil t Unseen the darkness frowning there ; While shapes of evil wan and pale. Are made angelic farms to wear. How pliant bends the varying face I How fitful beams the twinkling cyel Now smiles may wrinkled frowns displace, And seeming Truth may Truth outvie! Such is the love of Men for Men, But webs for flies by spiders wrought; And who adventures in the den. Is like the witless insect caught I Norwich, X. Y. THE MOMENT AFTER DEATH. " It is a serious thing to die." To leave this world never to return, to part forever with all the earth, to exchange time for eternity, and the probationary opportunities of the present for the settled and unchanging destiny of the unending future, " to pass from the warm pre cincts of life, to the cold chambers of the grave, is apalling even in thought, to human nature." When the thought is permitted to stand clearly before the mind, it strikes the living with solemnity and awe. But the dying man what an amazing change does he experi ence in that moment, when the soul is unclothed from its mortal tabernacle, and looks abroad to that mighty journey upon which it has been compelled to enter ! Just now he was here. Time and opportunity were his. Friends were around him. The light of the sun was in his eyes. .But the moment after death finds him gone. Time and opportunity are his no more. No more can ho look upon his friends below, and exchange with them the sweet charities of life, engage in its business, or they administer to his wants, or soothe his spirits. The light of the sun has faded away from his eyes for ever; and other scenes have burst upon his view. His first step is taken upon that new and untried way, whoso mysteries arc hidden from every living eye, and whose length is the duration of unending periods ; and the days he travels onward in his course, aro measured bv the revolutions of ages, lie looks for tho. first time upon the realities of the world, which, to living men, is to come. The moment after death! What wondcrous secrets will it dis close 1 To what amazing realities will it intro. duce the soul ? What unspeakable interests will it decide 3 To what glories or fearful des tiny will it carry the undying spirit! How then will the great God appear ! What fresh disclosures of his Being, and majesty, and pow er, and truth, and justice, will he maket What displays of his glory, unseen by mortal men, will then be exhibited? How will Christ ap pear ! What views of the way of salvation by the Saviour's blood, will then be had ! What views of the work of the Holy Spirit in here striving with sinners to bring them to repen tance and to Christ ; and in renewing the 6ouls of God's people J How then will the sin of neglecting the Gospel and religion, and grieving the Holy Spirit appear! These ques tions we cannot answer now, but we shall ful ly know them all the moment after death. They arc questions to be pondered note to bo experienced then. Reader, are you prepared to experience with safety tho wonders and events of the moment after death ! If to witness the death of others; if to stand by in that sad hour when they give up the ghost and are gone, strike awe into tho hearts of the living, what must be the reality to the soul which has just passed the amazing and mysterious chanrre The soul of him who has truly repented of sin and believed with the heart unto righteousness whatever may bo the peculiar nature of its sensations the moment after death, is unques tionably safe and happy. But who shall tell the sensation of him who dies unprepared to meet his God, when in a moment he finds himself in the world of spirits ; not hearing of eternity, out in it J Wot asking, Is there a God? but trembling in his awful presence. Perhaps while living he despised the Saviour, and Btood firm against tho thought of eternity. Perhaps he triumphed over the warnings of the Bible ; ana remained unmoved at death. But where ie he! and what his confidence tho moment after death ! God, and eternity, and his soul, can ten. RISING IN THE WORLD. It is well there should be the strongest de sire of rising in the world. But what to risin ! Here is all the difficulty. Is it for the prosper ous man to move into a bimrer house, smt rpnise the tailors, milliners, and tho upholster. ., ana give spiended entertainments ? This may bo perfectly allowabln and reward and natural consequences of industry, uugaiu-, Dut it is not rising in tho world. It amounts to nothing but simply patronising tailors, milliners, upholsterers, and cooks. The only way to riso in tho world, oven for tho prosperous man, is to cultivate his mind, man , ners, and educate his family. It is not to set up bit carriage, though this may be perfectly allowable if he can afford it. It is not to resort to this or that watering nim ii.ni, ,i.. .- no objection to his doing that, if he pleases. x It is to raiso himself and family in the scale of moral and jjntellectual beings. It is not to bring up his sons in idleness under the preposterous notion of making them gentleman, and in so doing make them fops and dandies instead of i men, and thus prepare them for squandering his estate much faster than he amassed it. It is not to educate his daughter with merely showy accomplishments, and with tho expectation that this world is to be a show and life a holiday. The best symptoms of rising in tho world that hn can give, is to despise the follies of American society, to set at naught the despotism of for eign fashions, to perceive and resist the absur dity of a business community following in the footsteps of the idle and worthless aristocracy of Europe. It would show hopeful signs of rising above the vulgar, both great and small, if he should refuse to countenance the non sense of turning night into day, and day into night ; and as the end of society is enjoyment, he should perceive the ridiculousness of going to a party of pleasure at his usual hour of retir ing to re6t Lf,T'L"'' .. '" " ...an riainrv if tin should bring up his sons to some useful, hon orable, and profitable employment, and save them from tho degradation of living to show off their persons in fine clothes in the streets. If he should infuse into the minds of his daugh ters a strong tincture of common sense, and teach them to look on life as a scene of eleva ted duty and responsibility, instead of an oppor tunity for the indulgence of ambition, and vani ty, and selfishness. From Miss Leslie's Magazine. THE TWO JIAIDENS. Br t. s. Annum. ' Good mornintr. Mn. H.ntnn oi --- --.. v..., 0mu M.ai ma Green, liftintr her hnnd. n a vUUnr nmn..i the room in which she sat, busily engaged in sewing, You see that I am full of work.' bo you seem to be,' was the quiet reply, but I SUP DOSC VOU can snare tn.ninlii fr'o work of mercy ? ' How a work of mercy, Mrs. Hinton ? 1 ' Poor old Mrs. Bender is vnrv ill-.cn ill that she cannot bo left nlone any length of time. I have been up with hor two nights in succession, and am now looking for one or two young ladies who will take charge of her to-night. Can I depend on you ? ' ' Not to-nicht. Mrs. Hi impossible ! It will take mo till 12 to night, and the most part of to-morrow, to finish this uress, wnicn i must wear at JMrs. Gome's party to-morrow evening. Any other time wouia go with pleasure. ' I am rcnllv snrrv fhr tlmt . T I. to two or three this morning, and all have de clined on account of this party.' iiaiinan Uall can go as readily as not, Mrs. Hinton. Slio had her new dress made at the mantua-mnkcrV I have seen Hannah.' ' Does she decline V ' Yes.' ' Thai's very strange. What reason docs she give ? ' atio any that II" she were to sit up to night, it would ruin her appearance to-morrow evening tlmt it would make her look dreadful.' There is something in that, you know yourself, Mrs. Hinton. L ns nf ri'Ct line llir. same effect unon me. I dnn'i InnL- fit i,n seen for two or three days after losing a night's sleep.' Yes, I know that sitting updoes not im prove the looks much,' Mrs. Hinton gravely remarked ; and then, after pausing a few moments, not un. and said. n elm m,u,l in wards the door Well. I must bid vnn .Martha: time is nasstmr. nnH T nmet f..wt Q? - Ud M1U some one who will relieve me, or I shall get sick myscu. 1 do hope VOU will.' Martha said, in n tono of concern. Were I not situated just as I am, I should go with pleasure.' And then tho visitor went away. After her de parture, Martha Green sat thoughtful for some time. She did not feel altogether sat isfied with herself, and yet, on reflection, she vuuiu nui see any cause lor sell-condemnation. Sincerely did she nitv ilin rnnrl it inn of poor old Mrs. Bender, who was nearly seventy years of nge, sick, and without any one in the world un to ivlmm dm ,,i,l ii. and claim, from consanguinity, a single kind n i n... . ... .. . "ui was impossible tor her to go, she reasoned, in the effort in nntnt linr un easy feelings, under the circumstances ut- ! 'I I rv.M . . iciijt impossiuie. aim sno sat thoughtful ly, without she aroused herself with the half audible re mark somebody will go, of course,' and that settled the matter. It was, pcrhaps.an hour after, that a young friend, and confidant, dropped in to sit an hour with Martha. Tho conversation run. of course on the party to be held at Mrs! Corrie's. ' You will look beautiful. the friend remarked, lifting a portion of the jjiirmuiu upon wmcn wanna was at work, in her hand. 'It suits vnnr mmnlnvinn admi rably ; besides being of a rich material, and nltrartivd .ml ...... ' . i . . ; ; aj,j,fU,r,alu ununot too gauay in color.' I am glad you think so,' Martha replied with a smile of satisfaction. 1 don't be lieve tnero will be any thing half so decant at the party.' ' There will at least bo one arcss mere that will fully equal it,' tho visi tcr said. ' Aro you sure ? ' in a tone of disappoint- 'Yes. As I my way here, I dropped in a moment to'see P.! Inn 1 t f l ... inuru, ana iouna iter at work as you are, upon her dress. She has certainly sn- lected it with exquisite taste. Much as I ad - miro yours, rc,ally think that I should pre rer tho one she has chosen. Sho will attract much attention, of courso, for you know that she is a girl of a great deal of taste, and knows how to dress to tho very best advan tage.' This intelligent had tho effect to chaneo naturally tho tono of Martha's feelings. As far as was in her power, she concealed this change from her friond, but after she had left, her countenance expressed much concern. T ie reason was this. A young man named Alton, had paid hern good many attentions lor the last few month. nr ....i. a i j .1 . i r j ' X. ' auMI " marK cd kind, that sho had suffered her affections to become a good deal interested. The ex lent of this interest had not become apparent tn llf.rv.tir .mill .utll.t.. l . ' ' ..v.,,, .u..,!, nun hi-ik or two, du ring which time, sho thought that she per ceived a slight change tn his manner towards her, united with, on two or three occasions, a perceptible preference for the company of Lllen Willard. One reason of her being unusually desirous of making, if possible, tho very best appearance at tho party of Mrs. Corrio, was to fix again the wavering regard of Mr. Alton. To learn, then, that Ellen was likely to equal, if not to eclipso her, was no very pleasant information, and it troubled her in spite of every effort to rally her feel ings. Time passed, and tho evening came for the anticipated company. Martha was there early, dressed with most scrupulous regard to effect, yet tastefully in every respect. Alton camo in perhaps half an hour alter. I he maiden's hpurt bnimdnd n slip saw him en. loi, wlnlo tho soft tint of her cheek, delicalo as tho roso blossom deepened its hue. Tho eye of tho younp man elanccd around tho oiiiiiant lighted room, evidently in search of some one, and then ho seated himself alone. as if disappointed, and again slowly survey- eu mo company, ui course lie did not Tail to notice Martha Green. In a little while others mado their appearance, and soon ho found himself by the side of one of his most intimate friends. Did you ever see Martha Green look sr. beautiful t he said to this young man. Where is she? Oh. ves I sec. Real ly, she is a superb looking woman.' isn t sno i uut there is one whom I ex pect here to-night, thai, if I am not mista ken, will eclipse her.' Who is she' Ellen Willard.' ' Thero she is now. Look at hrr. nnd then yield tho palm at once to Miss Green. Really, I never saw Ellen look so indifferent in all my life.' Alton turned his eyes towards the door and sure enouch there was Ellen, nlainlv dressed, though neat, and face wearinc an expression of weariness. It was a moment or two beforo ho spoke, and then he said, in a tone of disappointment. ' As you say, I never saw her look so in different in my life. Still, she is a sweet girl,evan though eclipsed to-night in her way, oy iiarina urecn." T hey certainly will not bear a compari son,' responded the friend. Martha Green, who was sitting beside the friend and confidant mentioned as having cal led on her tho evening before, had been glancing uneasily toward the door, every time it opened to admit somo new comer and was the first to perceive Ellen. ' O dear ! If that is all, no one hero need fear being thrown into the shade to-night,' was her exulting remark. Why I thoucht you told me that she was at work on a dress even moro beautiful than nunc t ' bo sho was,' replied her friend. And I cannot for my life; tell why sho has not worn it.' Sho could not gel it done, I suppose.' Perhaps not. There was a rood dnal tn do on it when I saw her. Indeed she had just commenced working on it.' uo you know that I am right down glad of it? ' Martha said. ' No why ? ' ' Because if she had como out in her vcrv best style this evening. I am verv much afraid Mr. Alton would have been too much pleased with her.' Indeed ? I thought ho was navinc al most exclusive attention to you.' So I have flattered myself until within tho last week or two, wlien'he has seemed to grow a little moro attentive to Ellen, than is agreeable to me.' 4 ou have nothing to fear to-night, Mar tha, just see ! She has that old dress worn by her at the last half dozen parties. And instead of her usual brilliunt complexion, her skin looks sallow, and her checks pale; and her whole luce lias a dull, lilelcss expression. What on earth can bo tho mutter? Some thing has happened, no doubt, to prevent her getting that dress done, which has worried her so much as to spoil her very face. And see, with what a look Mr. Alton is now re garding her! 'Yes, I sco : and what is more, I seo that I am sife.' In a few minutes after. Alton took a seat beside Martha, cured, as ho thought, of tho evident preference, which recently existed in his mind for Ellen Willard, over her anxious rival. This preference had not been found ed upon any serious comparison made in his mind between the intrinsic claims to estima tion, which thn two young ladies presented. It was rather loaning towards Ellen, without reflecting upon the reason why sho seemed moro interesting to him than Martha. Of course, it required but little to change that state of mind. He now renewed his atten tion to Martha Green, with even moro than his former assiduity, to the entire neglect of n.iien wiuard, who retired at a very early hour. Towards tho closo of the evening, he sat near Mrs. Hinton, who was present, and iwo or tnree ladies who were conversing. Tho namo of Ellen, mentioned by one of them, attracted his attention. ' Ellen did not lookliko herself, to-night,' was remarked by one. ' No,' said another, I never saw her mako a moro indifferent appearance. And sho was besides, very dull, while sho remain ed, and has left the room at an unusually early hour. What can bo tho matter with her?' 1 Sho is not very well,' Mrs. Hinton said. 1 But even that docs not account for tho want of taste and effect in her dress, two things that aro always regarded by her.' ' I think that I can expluin it all,' replied Mrs. Hinton, smiling. Alton listened altcntively to what follow ed , although it was not intended for his ears. Ho sat near enough to hear all that was said, with out making any effort so to do and he was t'oo much interested to get up, and move to another part of tho room. 1 W'ell, what is the reason V asked Iwo or thrco of tho ladies. It i. 1 n plain case,' resumed Mrs. Hinton. 1 Most o f you know old Mrs. Bonder. On calling iiy to see her a few days ago, I found her very ill, and in need of nourishment and attention. Sho is very old, nnd livss entire ty by herself. In tho condition that I found her, it would have been cruel to havo left her alono for any length of timo. For two nights I remained with her myself, not wish ing to trouble any ono else, and being in tho hope every day that sho would get much bet ter. Yesterday I found myself so much fa tigued from loss of rest, that 1 was compel led to seek for somo one who would relievo mo. Accordingly I ctllcd upon several young ladies and asked tlioir assistance. But some, like Martha Green, had their hands so full in making up dresses for this evening, that they could not possibly sit up while others were afrad that the loss of a night's rest wculd entirely unfit them to en jothis pleasant companj. Any other time, ono and nil would have come forward cheer fully for the sake of old Mrs. Bonder. With a feeling of discouragement, I called in to sec Ellen, and found her busily engaged on one of the sweetest dresses I have ever seen. It win to bo worn this evening. 1 Busy, too,' I remarked as I sat down bv her side, with a fueling that my search for a sitter up would prove fruitless. 1 am busy, Mrs. Hinton, was her reply, 1 but not so busy, I hope, but what I can oblige you.' ' Instinctively, it seems, had she perceiv ed, from my tone of voice, that I had a re quest to make, winch her heart prompted her at once to grant, if in her power.' ' I am rather afraid, Ellen, that you are too much engaged for what I wish you to do. This beautiful dress is for to-morrow eve ning, I suppose ? ' Yes.' ' And is just commenced, I sec.' 'Yes.' 'And, of course, will keep you busy to night and to-morrow.' ' I shall not, certainly have much timo to spare,' was the reply. ' But what is it that you wish me to do ? ' 1 1 did wish vou to sit up with old Mrs. Bender, who is very ill.' ' 1 0-1) ig hi ' ' Yes. I have been to six or seven young ladies, but not one can go. I havo been tip for two successive nights myself, and feel quite worn out,' Is Mrs. Bender very ill 1 ' she enquired, in a voice of sympathy and concern. 1 Fur a few moments Ellen sat thoughtful, nnd then said, with a cheerful smile, 1 1 will go over to-night and sit up with her. 1 But you cannot finish this dress, and do so, J said. ' I know that, Mrs. Hintnn. But Mrs. Bender needs my kind attentions a great deal more than I need this dress, much as I have desired to appear in it to-morrow evening, and much as I need a genteel dress for such an occasion. But I I1 rather to with a calm consciousness of having done my duty, than, without it, to appear in the attire of a queen." ' 1 ho dear cm spoke with an earnestness that made her check glow and her eye bright en. 1 thought 1 I mil never seen her luce wear so lovely an expression. True to her resolution, she went over to Mrs. Bender's and remained with her nil night. Her dress could not, ot courso, be finished, and that was not all. An attack of sick head-acho was the consequence, tho effects of which, upon her appearance, you all observed to night.' Adnurablo girl ! ' murmured Alton to himself as Mrs. Hinton ceased speaking. 1 How far more beautiful is a truly good, self- sacrificing action, than all the exterior graces that art can put on.' As ho said this, ho looked up, nnd his eye fell upon tho hello of the evening, Martha urecn. Hut, like magic, laded all her exte rior loveliness as he compared it with the moral beauty of the other. He sought not her side again, and lelt tho company as soon as ho could do so with propriety. The next evening found him at the dwel ling of Ellen, in whose very look and tono, lie now perceived a new attraction, nnd in every movement a new grace. He soon yielded his heart to the power of virtues un- perccived and unlelt before; virtues, whoso bloom and fragranco time nor change can steal away. PRIVILEGES OF THE AUSTRIAN PEOPLE. Howitt's "Rural and Domestic Life in Germany," gives this charming picture of tne iree intercourse betw,non the gentry and the People at Vienna : All royal gardens are open, and tho peo ple walk in them, and stream around the palace, passing, in many instances through their very courts and gateways, just as if they were their own. Nay, the royal and ducal owners walk about amongst tho people with os litllo ceremony as any of (ho rest. The Emperor of Austria, or the King of Prussia, does the very same. You may meet them any wnero: and little more ceremony is used towards them than is used towards any other individual, simply that of lifting your Hat in passing, which is done to all your ac quaintance, and is returned as a mark of or dinary salutation. You will see princes sit' ting in public places with their friends, with a cup of coffee, as unassumingly and as little stared at as any respectable citizen. You may sometimes sco a uranii Uuke como in to a country inn, call for his glass of ale, drink it, pay for it, nnd go away as unceremoniously as yourself. The conscqucnco of this easy lumiliarity is, that princes aro every where popular, and (ho daily occurrence of their presenco amongst tho peoplo prevents that absurd rush and stare at them which prevails in moro luxurious and exclusive countries. The same open and general enjoyment of scenery extends to on otner estates and gar dons. Tho country houses of tho nobility and gentry aro surrounded on nil sides with public and private walks. 1 hey have scl dom any fences nbout any thing but their pri vato gardens. Tho people go and walk every whero, and never dream of trespass ing, nor aro over told of such n thing. This is ono of iho great charms of this country. All woods, with tho rnro exception of a deer park.nro thus entirely opnn and unlenrcd You wander where you will, with thp rnsl perfect feeling of giving no offence. Hero aro no warning boards, no threats of steel traps and spring guns. A wisp of straw stuck on a pole, tho usual sign in Germany of warning, in vintage lime, gives you no- lice that a private walk, which all tho rest of the year is open, isthcn closed ; or a wisp hung on the bough of a trco in the forest, tells you that tho common people are not to cut bougiis thero, or that young trees aro planted, and you aro not to tread them down. Everywhere else, you go where you pleaso through woods, valleys, meadows, gardens, or fields : and while property is sacred to tne possessor, naturo is, as it should be, un restrictedly yours, nnd every man's. A GOOD SHOT AT A DISTANCE. A boasting character out West recently rejoiced in the reputation of beinir a rood shot, but on being challenged ho ran away, and it was found that ho was only a good shot at a distance. This reminds us of an old story of much more point and humor. A well-known little Irish lawyer, famous for impassioned clonuenco and sarcastic nower got challenged once by an irritable witness, who took ollence at somo sharp cross ques tioning in court. Tho orator knew precise ly as much about fighting, as a fancy boxer knows about Milton's "Paradise Lost." His friends told him, however, that there was no way to avoid the scrape, and it was certainly expected from him either to fight or apologize. This settled the point ; for the proud little Hibernian, tho' ho had rather cat than fight, still infinitely preferred being shot to making an apology. So the two du ellists, with their second, etc., were soon nnnn it.n l.titfln 1 .pi I II ul,u" "i" uuiuw gi uuiiu. i nu maiiuiigur was notorious as a great pistol shot, and had fought some half-dozen duels before, in ono of which ho was so badly wounded, as to be left a cripple for life. When other preliminaries were arranged. he requested through his second ono favor trom his adversary, which was permission to stand against a mile-stone that was on the chosen ground. He sought no advantage, but wished to lean upon the stone, being too lame to stand erect without support. His re quest was at once granted, and iust as the word was about to be given, tho little lawyer issued his mandate to stay proceedings, as tie also nau a request to make. In the gravest manner in the world, he so licited permission to lean against the next mile-stone ! and the joke was so good that the challenger took his revenge out in a hearty laughter, withdrawing his deadly de fiance, and declaring ho could never shoot a man of such excellent humor. The oppo nents shook hands, and were ever after close friends while tho barrister reioined in the quizzical renown of being a good shot at a instance. iv. U. l'icayune. Heroism of an Atfohan Girl. An tin gazetted trail of Ghuzncc. While the Aff- ghans wero disputing the entrance of the British Army into tho citadel, an incident occurred, which for a moment diverted the attention of tho combatants, nnd turned their fury into pity. Amongst tho foremost of tho party who signalized themselves by uiuir uesperate gauanty, was an aged chief tain, tho richness of whose costume excited general attention, his turban and weapons being rcsplcndant with jewels. The hope of liuiiuci iinuiL'uiuii'iy uiurKeu mm out as an object of attack, and numbers at onco as sailed him. He defended himself like a man who knew thero was no chance of life, but who was resolved to sell it as dearly as ho could. He had killed several of the Queens Koyals, nnd several wounded Captain Rob inson, when a grenadier of tho company to which tho latter belonged, seeing his officer in danger, rushed to his assistance, and with a thrust of his bayonent, brought the gallant urn cuieiiain to tne grounu. The grenadier was about to despatch him, when a beautiful girl, about seventeen, threw herself into the melee, and plunged a dag ger in his breast. Sho then cast herself on the body of the cheiftain, for the purpose of protecting it ana tne Allghans orming a sort of rampart beforo them, maintained their ground until tho heroic girl succeeded in getting it conveyed into the intorior of the citadel, Shortly after the place was taken. she was found weeping over tho remains of the bravo old man ; who, on inquiry, wo learnod was her father. Sho was treated with tho utmost respect and tenderness bv our men ; who neither obtruded themselves on her grief nor offered any interruption to tne preparation which sho mado lor lus in terment. EFFECTS AND CAUSES. In the complicated and marvellous ma chinery of circumstances, it is absolutely im possible to decide what would havo happen ed, as to some events, if the slightest distur bance had taken placo in tho march of those that proceeded thou. Wo may observe a little dirty wheel of brass, spinning round upon its greasy axle, and tho result is, that in another apartment, many yards' distance fro iff it, a beautiful piece of silk issues from a loom, rivalling in its hues tints of the rain bow. There are myriads of ovnnts in our lives, the distance between which was much greater than that betwoen this wheel and the riband, but whero tho connoxion has been much more close. If a private country-gentleman in Cheshire, (Eng.) about the year 1730, had not been overturned in his car riage, it is extremely probable that America instead of being a free republic at this mo ment, would havo continued a dependant col ony of England. This country-gentleman happoned to bo Augustine Washington, Esq., who was thus accidentally thrown into the company of a lady who afterwards became his wifo, who emigrated withhmi to Ameri ca, and in tho year 1732, at Virginia, became tho envied mother of Geoiioe Washington tho great. Lac on. Spare Minutes. Spare minutes aro the gold dust of lime, and Young was writing n true, ns well us a striking line, when he af firmed that 'Sands mako tho mountain, mo ments make thn year.' Of the portions of our Die, the spare minutes aro the most fruit ful in good or evil. They aro the gaps through which teiiiptutiuns find the easiest access 10 the gaidcu. TAKING IN WORK. It is nodiscredit to a female to ho obliged to maintain herself by work. On the contrary, it is an honor to have it said that she can sup port herself. It is her glory, and the best recommendation to the society of all whose good will and friendship aro nlone worth pos sessing. But thero are females who have been so educated by their parents, that they look upon labor as something derogatory to their sex, and esteem those who are willing to work, as far beneath themselves. They do not care to associate with those of their own sex whom misfortune or poverty com pel to take in work, or who labor in shops or factories. But which is tho most honora ble, to doze away existence in following the foolish fashions of the day, in dressing in tho latest taslnon and be waited upon by ser vants, caring nothing for the poor and dis tressed around, if self can only bo decorated and tho first circle of society be entered, or to rise with the dawn, support yourself, and enjoy the blessings of life by living as the vjou ot nature designed Which, wo ask, is tho most honorable. the most useful life ? And who arc the best calculated to become real companions and happy and contented wives? Who but a fop, a drone, or a fool, would choose the for mer for a frientLand companion through life, if it wero not wealth? and who lives tho happiest, ancreniovs the most of this life? Tho answer is plain, and yet there aro mul titudes around, lollowing after the foolish fashions of the day, spending the property of nun U11IIUI3 in gewgaws unu suks, jo maKC a splendid appearance to tickle the fancy of inc simpicion, nr unloose tne purse-strings of the miserly wretch. Girls, if you know what belongs to your happiness, you will never be ashamed to work ; you will never let the crimson mantle you cheeks when it is said, "She takes in work," or "shn enters a shop or factory." No, it will be your joy and your passport to success to a cheerful and contented homo, and all tho blessings of a virtuous me. Wo havo been led to these remarks bv hearing from the lips of a young woman as u pusseu ner in tne streets a lew uays since, in a tono of haughty pride and a toss of the head, as she remarked to a companion in ref erence to an acquaintance, " 1 want to know if she takes in work ! " We knew not the female, but we thought what a fool the young man must be to choose such a one for a com panion. If we were in want of a wife, and possessed a princely fortune, we should search out that poor, industrious girl, and she should be mado independent. We know she must mako an excellent companion, an industri ous, useful wife, and a kind and devoted friend. " She takes in work ! " In a few years, though now despised lor her industry and economy, sho will far, far outshine her proud and haughty acquaintance, and be in troduced to better society, while she, poor thing! may be glad to work in her family, or wash in her kitchen. Such cases have oc curred. Females, love labor despise sloth. Caro not for the sneering remark, and treat with contempt the scornful look, and your reward, though slow, will bo ccrlain. Years of trial and anxiety, with prudence and industry, will work out for you, blessings and favors incomparably great and lasting. Take in work" do any thing but live a lazy, fash ionable life. We abhor and detest it ; and so do all whoso favor and friendship you would over caro lo gain. Though others may wonder at your course and smile at your disposition, they shall he led in the end to regard it as the height of wisdom and sound philosophy. If your parents aro wealthy, re member riches often take to themselves wings and fly away ; nothing earthly is more unstable. Of your industrious and'econom ical habits you will never bo deprived. These aro far moro valuable to bring to a young man than a princely fortune. Secure these whatever may bo your situation in life, and never, never bo ashamed to havo it remarked of you, " Shu takes in work." Portland Tribune. Combat between the Minr-cooze and t'obra Ca pclla. Being desirous of seeing a combat between a snake audits inveterate enemy, (the Mungooze,) I requested the charmer to exhibit a fight of the kind. Ho instantly consented (as one of these men carries not only snakes, but Mungoozes with them) and led us out in tho compound me ueiu aiiaicncu to almost every House in can. tonments. Having expressed our fears lest any in tho party might be injured by the reptile, he proposed that the exhibition should take placo under an enormous pheasant coop of worked wire, which was lying unused in tho court yard. Tliia arrangement was acceded to, and at our suggestion, the snake first taken in tho morning was selected for the encounter. The mouth of the vessel in which ho was enclosed was placed under tho edge of tho coop, and the cover sud denly withdrawn. In a moment after tho Cobra Capella darted out. The kedgeree pot was then taken away, and tho edges of the pheasantry let down. During two or three minutes the monster poked his nose all around tho enclosure evidently wishing to escape: but finding this impossible, tie quietly coiled !iimel! up, treeing however, his magnificent head from the folds, and remained in a sort of listening attitude, Presently tho man produced tho .Mungooze, and let him in to his adversary. Never was I more surprised. This wns the first time I had seen one. I had expected to behold a some what powerful opponent. Never could I have fancied that so small an aninnl would have dar ed to cove with serpents of the largest and deadliest kind ; such hwoover, was the case. The little crcaturo which now sniffed round the edgo of the coop was about half as hrgo again as an English rat, of a mottled color, with small red eyes, and would have been a very ugly animal had it not been for its tail, which was long and bushy, in circumference near the centre, almost as large as tho little body to which it was attach, cd. For a time the Mungoozu ran about with out going direct to the snake, which however, having seen its tormentor in its first entrance had prepared to give him battle. Suddenly, the tinny creature, which seemed to be not mum than a single mouthful to its adversary, saw the snake, and without hesitation ran to him. So apparently unequal a contest I never behold. The Cobra Capella had reared itself anil huread out its hood, a sort of fleshy cipe it infUte when irritated, and which has given riso to its doig nation. The marks round Ins cyo resembled a pair of spoctacles. Its inarhln Maiued scales t-eeini'il all alive, ns it raided ili'lf some three feet high to unci the attdctof the little sjngo w hose fiery eyes seemed suddenly tng!owhk red hot cinders, as it rushed towards his might v enemy, and bit it. Flic snake darted at it, squeezed it, iuflirti A its dreadful wound, and then threw iifelf back. The Mungoo-co was evidently disabled. Many of us fancied the Intlle over, and regretted the untimely end of tho courageous httie bcaM. After limping about fur mjihc time and even ly ing oown wim cxnausiioti, llio M 11115007"? bPg.m lo poke his nose on the grass. What it eival lowed, none has over been able to trace, though large rewards have been offered for the discove ry. What tho herb is which this little animal partakes of, none can tell, but certainly its ef. I'ects aro iniraculnus ; for no sootier did the creature imbibe the sought for antidote, than it suddenly recovered its pristino strength and afjam auacKcu 1110 serpent. Tins scere was enacted no less than seven times; each time the Cobra appearing weaker and weaker until actually tired out. Tho Mungoozo at length succeeded in catching the monster by the throat, and destroying it, to the surprise and adinira. lion of all present. Iienthy for August. SOAP FOR SI ONE V. Kendall, of the Picayune, in his account of his Santa Fe expedition, narrates tho following amusing anecdote : "An amusing circumstance occurred while the officer of our guard was absent for the pur. pose of obtaining permission for us to roam about the city on parole. We had no sooner reached our quarters than the usual crowd of venders of oranges and other fruits gathered about us, all anxiou to dispose of their little stock of trade. .Mr. Falconer picked out somo half dozen oranges, and sweet lemons from the basket of a fruit girU.nd in payment handed her a dollar. There was not small coin enough among them to change the dollar, and F. sent it out by acoporal, telling him to get it changed. Tho fellow shortly returned with sixtti ur cakes of soap, tied up in a handkerchief. "Fal coner told the coporal he wanted change not soap. The coporal retorted by saving it was tho currency of the place legal currency, and that there was no other. Such proved to be the case, and however singular it may appear, soap is really a lawful tender in payment of all debt". "The cakes aro worth one- cent and a half each, about tho size of tho common Windsor shaving s-oap, and are stamped with the namo of the maker, who is authorized by law to manufac ture theru, and also with the name of tlm town. But Celaya soap, although its intrinsic valtio may be tho sunc, does not pass current at Que retaro fur what reason I cannot divine. Ma ny of the cakes wore partially worn, and looked as though they had performed some little service in the tub; hut all wero current as Ion" as the stamp was visible. Frequently 1 remarked that our men would uc one of these singular bits of currency in washing their hands and faces, and then pass it off for a plate of frejolesor an or ange. Much amusement too.did wo have among ourselves while in the district whero it passes as a legal tender; and 'are you out of toap!' and ' how are you oil' for soap 1 ' were cxpres. sions continually passing fr0m mouth to mouth. 'I lie same cant phrase is common enough in this country, and has been for years ; but how it orig inated is a matter of which I am most profound, ly ignorant. At all events it is applicable enough in some parts of .Mexico." Pnr.rAnrn for it The most amusing car ncaturo of the prevailing folly, engendered by .Miller, that wc have yet seen, is furnished in a print placed in llrainard's window. A cunninf rogue has safely ensconced himself inasala" maudursafe, fire proof, which he has judicious, ly stored with a hogshead of ice, a bos or two of cigars, some demijohns of bramlv, several hani, and other creature comforts ; and thus prepared, ho sits within, looking out upon the world, with his thumb placed upon the sido uf his noe, and tho exclamation, on his tongue, "I'm ready." His arrangement is evidently a safe one. Ifaston flee. No young lady of sense, cares a fig for a dandy beau, who prides himself more on tho cut of his coat and whiskers, than for the more enduring qualities of tho head and heart; and what young man of sense, would not pre fer a wife who can cook am) wash, and sew and scrub, as a good housewife does, to one who can sing fashionable music, drum on a piano, talk sentimental nonsense, and repeat whole pages of album poetry. Lowill Cour ier. M viicu of EnucATiox. .Mr. Gardner tlie lliisiol (Eng.) jailer h.is devised an improve ment in the tread mill. The prisoners, at every step they take, call up to view a letter nr word, nnd aro thus taught tho alphabet, 1 1 ...ii .1 . , 1 r mm 111 reuu wnusi uiuy arc at worn I This is fairly deducing good out of evil, and making the wholesome correctives of vico and crime, not only a terror to its wrong iloi-rs, but an agent, at tho same time, of in 1 lellectual improvement. I x Emm.em. The late Dr. Thornton in :i Inter to Mr. Jefferson, says, the ratllesnako bring peculiar to this country, is the fines! emblem of the United Slates that ran bo found. It never acts but defensively; it never strikes without giving a fair warning, and when it docs strike it is fatal. Nov. Committal, A candidate for office in New Orleans, on being asked as to his political principles, replied that he was in favor of all the great questions of the day. GltlTEFUI, ACK.VOWI.KIIOEMENT. " Ytlll saved my life on unu occasion," said a bec- ; gar to u captain under whom ho had served. "Saved your lilti !" replied the officer; "do you think I am a doctor ?" "No," answer ed the man, "hut 1 served undi-ryou in the biittlo of ; and when yoa ran away I followed, and thus my lifu was preserved." What folly it is to persccnto men. Perse cution is indeed patronage, and builds up a reputation. Men, it strikes us, aro like -tntocs thoy never exhibit their usefulness, until after they Imve gotten into if icatcr. Phil. Times. Old Dr. Hunt used to s ty, when lie could not discover tho cause of r, nun's sickness Wu'll try this and we'll try that. We'll shoot into tho tree, and if any thing falls well and good." "Ayo (replied a wag,) I feaf that is too commonly the case ; and in .shoot ing into thu treo, the first thing that general ly falls, is the patient." Under Oath. A rer'aui lawyer 111 ovaini.i ing a witness concerning a horse, enquired hn height. Tho witness answered, "sixteen feet." On cross examination he was aj;ain asked ho-.v high the Imrse was. 11 ani-ucrt.d "ii.en hand ' Hut thu jiirt said ho was sateen feet " "ll.dl' Thau by I'RH'iu ' .ink to i. " v

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