Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, August 25, 1843, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated August 25, 1843 Page 1
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IV 4 ftk M I L I If I 1 1 1 n f ' NOT TUB GLORY OP C A S A It D U T TUB W E X. F A H B O V ROME BY H. 1). STACY. J II U L I N G T 0 N, V E II M 0 N T, FRIDAY, AUGUS T 2 5, 1843. VOL. XYJf No. 12. DEATH. cr the EDiTon or Tim Woodstock iir.RALn. How idle and how flippantly The name of death 19 said l!y hint who never watch'd and prayed Dcsiio a dyiny bed 1 TI10 eladsomoand llio glorious tilings Of hope, that cluster round Tho path of life, a little while, May more and more abound. But ah! to-morrow kecpeth not Tho promise of to-day, And man must yield his spirit back, However fain to say. Tho strong, the weak, tho wise, llio fool, The despot and his slave, Tho crested count, tho peasant churl All journey to tho grave. Not star-eye I Dcauty's self can win A rati'om or escape From wedlock with tho hideous worm Heiself a hideous shape. One asking look, one strucglc more, For one more cas of breath Tho last life-chiteh foregoes its hold O God ! and this is death 1 If this were all, and if there wcro No spirit-life on high, Oh I then, to live wcro less than life, 'Twcrc more than death to die. THE POOH RELATION. nv AHiiOTT Everybody was frcslily dressed and sat as stlfily as possible for the preservation of their good looks. It was llio freezing, cutting, chilling ball bour beforo dinner, in which tho only amusement consists in personal crit icisms. Tho ladies looked at each other's sleeves, and investigated their shape, specu lating upon llio genuineness of their gems whether tho diamonds were real or only pasto ; wondered how each oilier could con trive to spend so much money, and how slio could manage to cot it, and vet make such a figure of herself. The gentlemen pulled up their shirt collars, and put their ringed fin gers through their perfumed hair; stolo looks at themselves in the mirrors ; and yet time seemed to stand still. Tho hands of tho time-niece must certainly have boon station ory ; it had stopped ; it was backward ; it was much later than it indicated. Pity that time, so much more valuable, should ever be heavier than gold. For our own part wo arc oven in this late date of our own life, still astonished at the philanthropy of tho world. People may talk of its unkindncss, and want of benevolence, and hardness of heart, and so forth, but ire say that its urbanity and tenderness nro quite wonderful. There was not otic of tho guests that day assembled in the drawing room at Swan Vale, who had not privately declared, that it was the greatest bore and "trouble to them in tho world to accept the invitation of 11.. . ,1 ... ( ,twi, Min Mi,:iiri tho lady hostess, had positively affirmed in strictest confidence to every member of her - family, that it was llio greatest expense, and tho greatest annoyance, and the greatest la bor, and the greatest nuisance to have them ; and vet when they met, every one of the in vited guests individually and collectively de clared that it was tho greatest pleasure on earth to visit Mrs. Mackillop ; and Mrs. Mackillop positively asseverated that she had not a satisfaction in tho world so largo as that ofseeing her dear friends assemble round hei tabic. Now this is what wo call nu emulation in magnanimity and generosi ty, considering how particularly disagreea ble it must have been on both sidos. Now we know that if the preluding min utes of the half-hour before dinner aro not honoy drops to tho guests, they aro certain ly poison drops to tho hostess. Shu is so afraid that the cook will make a mess of things, that what ought to bo hid will ho shown, and what ought to bo shown will bo hid; tliat her visitors will spy out some cor ner of nakedness, and that she mav not well have spread out her field of plenty ; that they will by mistake call her poor, and mean, and shabby, instead of rich, and liberablu and liospilablo ; that, poor thing, she suffers a ve ry miserable sort of martyrdom, indeed. Thus sat Mrs. Mackillop, of Swan Vale, in her drawing-room, in tho midst of about twenty guests, trying to smilu and smile, and getting all the whilo ti most particularly un comforlablo red face ; for, in addition to tho nuisance of having so many guests who had copic, she had tho additional nuisance of ex pecting two more who had not come, and she know that her dinner was frizzing and burning, and soddening, and drying iu,j spoiling ; and slio know that her cook was in a most terriblo passion, being, liko all her profession, of a most peppcrish tempera ment ; and she felt tho mercury of her own naturo rising very high, and indexing itself 111 ner race, una yci suo persevered in smil ing and smiling on. Tho two guosts Mrs. Mackillop was cx neCd wcre n I)air of oppositions. Tho ono richtho ottteV tnoor 11,0 ono nasculino and the other fominino ; i.'.'P onoconferrcd hon our, the other receiving it. 1 :.a "Js'i ,0 be explicit, was a certain largo landed proprie tor, a Squaro Harrowby, who, having onCO casually said that Rachel Mackillop, tho el dest df tho Mackillop brood was rather pret- tty, it had been repeated that she was pretty, very pretty, interesting, beautiful, divine, and w snow-ball fashion, when tho rumour had roll- f -cd up to tho doors of tho matronly mamma, it had swelled into tho magnitude of a moun tain of love, and requiring, as tho lady tho't, tier most especial attention ; thereupon had originated this invitation to tho dinner. The second in this duet of invitations be ing of tho foir.inino gender, was neither more nor less, than a I'oor Relation whom Mrs. Mackillop thought might bo mado gener ously, that is gratuitously, useful. Consid ering that it was ono of tho misfortunes of a family to havo poor relations, sinco oven of tho boys it was impossible to mako docturs, nnd lawyers, and clergymen, or oven clerks of them all; and that tho long continuance ofpeaco, until tlio lucky Uluneso nnd Allghan wars, prevented them being killed off half fast enough; and that finding wifu-places for all the girls was utterly beyond bopo, so feiV vacancies occurring for upper servants of that class, tho clubhouses also helping to rnrry out the Milthnsian malversations, Mrs. Maclud.'pf '; r-cK.v. P wuk ' r cl j . , ' I" 1 I r ' -1 1 , I i' ' i , t the least of tho supurntimarics so much in tho way of tho world, and thus so very kind ly taking her out of its elbowing. The plan which slio had thus generously, disinterested ly, and ingeniously struck off was neither moro nor less than promoting her to tho of fice of nn honorary governess, by which, of course, vc moan that highly gotitecl state of tinpaiu laiioriousncss wlncli is its own reward if rewarded at all. Mrs. Mackillop was highly delighted with her own generosity and magnanimity in lhu3 providing a placo for this atom in tho crea tion, this speck of permitted dust in the splendor of her mansion. It was so very kind In Int 1 1 in nnnr tlnnif rnnu. rlntvn tn llinni. sho would enjoy herself so much, and she wouiu ni.tuo a uoticr governess man the cre atures out of chaiidlir' slinnc. Ami 1lif.11 sho had met with so much ingratitude ; gov- oruesscss wero sucn n vuo set, sucn a uts contcd race she had had seven in fiftccm months ; nothing could please them : noth ing was good enough. And so happy as tllOV llliollt hi! I Onk' lliirlpnn rlntflrnn ill ..--j . v ....... ......... tho nursery, and though seven of them were boys, and ablo to amuse themselves, only 10 (itiircd tn bo taken ram nf. .nul ilm mrle lin ing merely six, and only needing to bo set to work after study hours ; yet the ungrateful L'OVernr-SSCS Wflrn sn nnti'll nn with nnnmnin and affectation, that they presumed to think inoy nau too mucii to do, as it llio tiiero wnsli- Itlir nild lll'nutimir. ntlfl InfirMi-iir -mil ni'il.-inrr ... H, ,. .....b, ...... .,.,...s and mending, necessary for only thirteen de lightful children was even worth mentioning! Well, sho could invito this I'oor Relation down; and if .she found her grateful and pas- same, she would install her 111 tho hannv nn- sition of honorary governess. It would he quite an amusement for her to instruct tho .i i-i i ... .i .1. . dear children ; but then sho had not opened out tins uniiinnt aspect to tlio lia,)py elect ; she had only invited her to spend a week or two down in tho country with them, that she might inspect her. Shu might turn out to course and common ; she might ho raw and rude, with red hands and largo feet; she might open her mouth wide, and speak loud, and cat a great deal and he a hon or nllnglh er ; she might even bo a vulgar hlowsy, and turn out quite low, in which case sho must go back again a bad bargain. Hut if she were modest and tractable, anil well behaved, why then she tvmilil mnl.i. Iw.i- . ,,,,..-,,,,1 ii, end of any year, and give hrr any articlu of dress that she did not quitu like, and pay for her washint'. for she had a tilonsnrn in Iminrr generous, as nobody could know so veil as 1 -ii- II0ISCII. lint how nmvnkinrr llmt ilm Pnnr T?..1n. tion should anive at so horrible mal apropos iiiuu i3 juat hiiuii win uuru waning din ner for Squire Harrowby ! A dozen times I. -.4 .1 1. r. i.wii i.iiil'. ,1 illl.L'li iniiLS Marl Mrs. Mackillop been disappointed. lint at length again the bell rang, and again tho dogs barked ; and tho servant who kept the lodge opened ono half of tho folding gates. There was a cloud of dust, nnd stood a vulgar stage coach, with the greatest MiMH,iu numueroi outside passengers. I'oor Mrs. Mackillot). Ilnvilinr n n.rt.nn t-nlno f... her owngontiltly, was considerable shocked at tho sight, being, as sho was, taken, una wares, and surionnded by so many dear friends, who would all be so delighted lo see nor mniiiiied; but licr chargin increased when sho beheld, squeezing out from anion" the ontsides, first one half, and then the oth er, of a very ordinarily dressed person, whom onus.iw a 1 a gmnce, with inlinitc honor, could bo none other than her own Poor Re lation. ' Low, vulgar creature V exclaimed Mrs. Mackillop to herself, of course so as nobody could hear her, 'to cotno in that manner to disgrace us ! Why could sho not tako a placo in tho insitlo at least, or she might havo had a post chase for tho last few miles, so as 10 uu piesenicu nersell decently ( Ami there, I declare, as ill-luck will have it, thoie is Square Harrowby just driving up in his curricle V Just so it was: tho Pnnr T?i.l'iiin,i caught in tho fact of getting down from tho coachtop as tho gentleman (lashed up, ami . , ""-vuluWIt, anil that was rather a tedious nrnen fir uu vis oungeii 10 wan winist she descended what with tho difficulty of putting one foot here, and another there, standing on a ledgo here, and a spoko there it wassouin timo bo- loro she rested unnn irrrn 1T1 inn Inil -.1 lfi i -i p i i.i i.i? 1 she arrived safely down on tho ground, and ....... ....M.u u, u ou.iii.ii mrncr goous and cliat- tels. I llt'SO could nnl hn 1'iii-ilwn.v.;..,, tels. I heso could not bo forthcoming or comc-at-ahlo without nnrnnl inrr flirt linn-n heap of luggage that was piled up on the top of tho coach, to find tho individual box that was uio i-oor delation's individual properly; and after this followed a search in the boot for a particular bundle and a crushed-in band box ; and then an umbrella was required to u.ihu up mo muster roil, and a small basket and a brown-paper parcel, and a boa, and a bag, and a warm shawl for travelling in, though everybody was being roasted alivo; and finally tlm over the inventory of hor proporty, nnd find ing it all correct, with tho improvement ofa few breakings and batterings, took out her purse to bostow her liberality upon the coach man and guard, and having presented each nCtt.,n ...if! n c'tillimr'c ll'nrlli rC flm Crn nC Ul llllll . ..... w. l. UbV Ul our most gracious m.'iicsty Quccu Victoria, .1 ....-.-.I .. -.1. . ... - . l 4 1 auu wiis uuuiuu Willi U lUOSt, Viuillll "UU uiu- quent baranguo from both, on tho meanness and shabbiness of insulting them with shillings, nnd tho desirableness of hav ing them exchanged for half-crowns ; to which having presumed to make somo slight objections, sho was treated to somo further personalities, which very ably helped tho heat to send tho blood up into her faco ; hut did not by any means persuado her to dive her hand moto duoply into bur purse, there by manifesting an obstinacy of disposition which tho gentlemen of tho road wero very fur from approving, nnd who, in spito of their benevolent wishes lo teach her better, wero . . . 1 "I I ..wMnn, and the other before: and the irunrd blew a .u iiui oniigcu 10 jump up, tho ono behind lll'II fill I 111. ilin .. ...... ..... .,,,., ,,,, ,,,, uu ,,,0 couch- mini flourished his whip, making at tho samo thllO that Sllrl (if fnm.ttl:lnii.r ...... Cit I upon liu horn, and tlio couch- J his whin. iiKilonti- ut tlm en. ml Uiino that sort of fiee-masouic sign of tho el bow witu winch tho regulars on the road di t iiruiii t'n-ir brother whips wl,n h cindn. another cloud of dust, tho stage-coach dash ed oil', leaving the I'oor Relation standing in tho middle, of tho road. As soon as tho cloud of dust had so far sub sided as to givo thu Poor Relation a chance ofseeing out of her eyes, sho cast them round by way of rcconnoitcring what was next best to be done; hut us Squiro Harrowby seemed to havo some slight difficulty in kecp- lllfT lltH llVn lilln 1.1VC llnrlftt- .-nl.lfl they finding it very amusing to champ, and prance, and provo their own importance by raising a commotion, mid showing indubita ble signs of impatience emotions of mind cciumon to man as well as beast, and in which Squire Harrowby and Squiro Har rowby's servant, both sympathized and al together uniting to mako the I'oor Relation aware of tho difficulty of bur position, and sho not very well known which way to turn, while tho potter belonging to the lodge throwing open tho other half of the gate, thero seemed no other obstruction to thu gentleman driving his auricle, and himself, and his bavs. and his ti-;,,.,.,.!..,,.!!,. in, saving and excepting tho slight impedi ment of being obliged in doing so, merely lo drive over tho Poor Relation. ' lie so good as to stand nn one side, young woman,1 said Squiro Harrowby. uct out ol tlio way, cant you, yotmn- woman?' called out Sciuiru Hurrowhv'ssr-r. vant. ' Don't vnn son ilnn'i vnn ,...'11 ...... . jviU ...II. Ull 11 bo run over?' shouted tho man at the gate, nnu incrcupon no very unceremoniously gave t hunt) and cliitclu.d lmlilnfl inr firm nml huddled her on ono side, and scrambled up her various packages, inadu a clear way for thu curricle and the bays, and Squire Har- row by and Squire Ilarrowby's servant mt ... - . . s . rimsn variniK nfTinrc Ii.-hI linm. i....cir.l in front of all the witnesses collected at the windows of the drawing-room of Swan Vale, where Mrs. Mackillop as lamenting with all her heart that she had ever been so amazing ly silly, that, in fact, sho bad ever so entire ly taken leave of her senses, as to think of inviting a Poor Relation down to her house, and wandering what sho could possibly have donu to provoke such a piece of ill-luck as lo havo two such contradictory arrivals to gether. Smoothing, lion ever, her milled brow, and Mln.'mnir nvnr tint ftw.. t . m n.. c....i " -.J O..V.I smile, she nodded her cap-llowcred head witli an nir ot ociigntcu welcome to hquite Har rowby as ho drew up his bavs at tho ball en trance, of which tho folding-doors were thrown wide open to receive him, and ho was being ushered across tho vestibule with all honors just at thu moment that tho Poor Relation found herself and her bundles mid boxes, ami bag and cloak, and boa and um muiiii, (icpuMieti on tlio naci; door-stops ol the house. The Poor Relation ventured to obtrude herself into ilm li.'iccn.Tn I. itl li...... sho was most particulaily in thovay, the la- uie, .inil "ciiticmcu oi ttic establishment hav ing felt their natlnnen mncldr.r'ril,.- ,. drawn, and having very nearly stopped pay ment altogether, waiting lor the arrival of Squiro llai rowby, whosu whole and solo fault it was that tlio roast and the boiled, and the baked and tho stewed, and tho fried and the urillcd. and ilm Inched nml il.n ,, ,;,., 1 .,,! r ' - .. ...w, unit tho fiicassced, had been in imminent hazard' i i. . . . . . ..i oi uemg reuuecu to a splendid ruin, and tho COOk Was feelill" VCrV llllirll III... ! ..nnnrnl on tho brink of losing a battle, when the cul- lini urrivcu ; nnu as till tlio scouts bad been upon tho watch, no sooner was the event an nounced, than tlio cook and her auh-dc-camj) began hurrying and driving, and flur rying and scurrying, hither anil thither, and tho I'oorRelation was knocked from pillar lo post, nnu irom post lo pillar, in a manner! twcoeuiiig uangerous to porcelain clay, which none of tho establishment in the leas't surmi scd udiat she was made of; and it was not until tho Poor Relation had entered into va rious expostulations and explanations tint sho was finally conducted into a sort of little closet with a slice of a window and a mite ofa bed, ami found herself installed within its magnificont dimensions, with her boxes, and parcels, and bag, and boa, and umbrel la, just as tho dinner was announced in the ij - ' V. ,. I.O UIIIIUIIIIIUU III drawing room. Tho P oor Relation looked at herself in a swing glass that was almost largo enough to reflect half her own physiognomy, and she Isniv tvilli linr .tti.n .t....n .1.... it I 1 1 ...... ..v.. ...... La mm iiu'v very red. and that her faco was in a"sort of iulla- mauon, aim nor Hair was rather blowsified, :ml lirn- rimiiil.vir.i. i:. ...:c... i i .i . and hor complexion rather dignified, and that there was not a slight embrocation of dust over her wholo dress. Sho knew very well that sho had jostled against tho last dis'h that was going on tho table, and that therefore sho had very little time lo spend on an elabo rate toilette. Sho looked at her truuk, and saw tho impossibility of uncording and un packing ; she looked into tho ewer.'nnd found that it was hko a dry well not a single drop of water in it. Well, what should she do Should sho sit down and howail herself, or should sho go down to dinner just as sho was 1 To tell the truth, though wo acknowl edge the Poor Relation as our heroino, and aro afraid it will discredit her, sho was just at that moment very hungry, nnd sho resolv ed upon going down lo dinner, without any regard to appearances or consequunccs and so down sho wont, and in sho went. Tho P oor Relation's entranco into tho dining-room was exceedingly mul ajiroiws. lnssouj) was just being ladled out, and ev erybody was iii.cnt on ilio appropriation act ; and, moreover, their was neither chair va cant, nor cranny, nor crnvice, into wiiicli sho might squeeze hersolf. Mrs. Mackillop, not very well knowing what lo do, subtcrfuged as cowardly people generally do, and preten ded not to hear her announced, or to sco her ontranco ; sho turned her bcilowcrcd head to Squiro Harrowby, for whom llio post of hon or at her right hand had been retained, and llioiiL'li her faco WHS lit lllin nnrl ftm enmn timo all over of two colors that is to say, of ' . Mv iuuan.1 in hi IlllllirUlllg &IIU Ol nature's movidni". .mil mo nnu oi uio lousier in its mourning suit ol nature's lirovidui'j. and of its after chanirn in. i" minima inure ami tiespoua tlio gentle man. right lovingly on nil tho pretty trivial! I line tlmt Imp ......I.I 1 to militnry attire ;uul besnoko tho Konllc- man rmht InvimtKt i! .1 lies that hor mind could :. c n , ; nn siiiiii ui Miperiiiiitics. Uur I'oor Kola- tion was thus left in u very unpleasant pro degroo of embarrassment; first ono lady looked at her, then another ; first ono gen tleman eyed her, and then another ; nnd one of tho oldest and one of tlio youngest, the for mer becausu ho wished to retain thu reputa tion ol a man ol gallantry, nnd the latter he cause ho desired to assumo it, thought of ri sing from table and making somo sort of i stir for her accommodation, hut wcro deter red by a prudent doubt as to the condition ableness and prcscntuhlcness of the article before them ; so they doubted nnd waited till they should suo bow matters would turn out, and the Poor Itclation was left still standing until every eye but that of tho wil- lully blind Mrs. Mackillop was turned upon her. Now, reader mititl, if you happen to bo poor,and by consequence shabby, you will navo lelt now disagreeable it is to bo mark ed, and hacked, and cut by a parcel of peo ple's parcel of eyes, which arc, indeed, just liko a parcel of carving-knives; but if you chanco to bo rich, you will, on tho contrary, discover it to bo mighty agreeable for every body to bo looking at you, sinco, in that case everybody is admiring. Tlio Poor Relation must, wo suppose, have felt herself in the first of theso positions, for sho looked very much as if sho wero like snow beforo a fire, momentarily melting away. Howbcit, somo chemical change seemed to coinu over her mental process. Sho recovered tho motion of her limbs and tlio use of her voice, and walking up to the head of tho table, addres sed herself, in a slightly husky but still in a somowbat determined voice, to Mrs. Mac killop. ' I have done myself the honor, madam, of accepting your invitation, and sinco I per ceive that you aro ignorant both of my per son and my presence, I beg to introduco to you your own relation, Esther Granger.' iIrs. Mackillop looked tinutterablo things ; coloured fifty crimsons, mumbled and mut tered something as unintelligible to herself as to every body ulso, pointed to a servant to make room for a chair at tho lower end of the table, waived the Poor Relation away, perceived that sho had nude bad worse, tried to look indifferent but could not manage it, auonipieu to talk sense but orly reached sil liness, and felt that tlio while fault of the matter rested with the Poor Kelalion. It way rather a fortunate crcumstanco thai the nppetito of our heroin' had been rather cooled by tho heat she ha( been in, for by a most remarkable concataialion of coninci doncos, she found her diincr plato doomed to bo filled with disappohtmcnt, rather than p ilatableness, somo Yrignicntary relics of fish, the drumstick of a fowl, accompanied by some ham parings, ar.d a burnt tart, com pleted her repast: tho servants forgot her bread, neglected to brhg her water, no salt was within her rmirh. nobody asked her to wine with them, and ic gentleman who was her next neighbor mot politely gave her tho benefit of the full bi oaitb of his shoulder and thrco quarters of his.lacly Not a creature exchanged a word wi(Tlier?and if she could only have forgotten htrself, she might havo been supposed to havs passed into "utter ob livion. At length, howovcrtho dinner, liko Pal

myra, had passed intoa splendid ruin ; ba rons of beef had lost tloir honors, and pyra mids of pies had moullercd away, lakes of soup had been swallowd up, and mountains ol ice melted into iuvisbility ; u goodly troop ol empty bottles had ;lied tho last drops of their vitality, and if tlL.y contained no more ol tho liquid ruby, th, red light had only transposed its shining , cortain cheeks, and chins, and noses, and firehcads, silling some what lamp-liko round the table. Dut at length Mrs. Mackillop, with a sort ofsigh or regret, so intense as t) seem liko the con centrated emptiness of (ill those glass vacui ties, together with tho anticipalivo void of all lutiiro to-be-unburthencil ones when tho wine should bu leltio tho under mercies of the gentlemen, gave tho sicnal for retirement. I lie male agrocables trhd with all their might to look dolorous, and stood up to offer all hon ors; the ladies passed nit in filn, and as soon as they wero fairly overtho threshold tho de canters began to receivi their lessons in dan cing, being put at tfnedin a galope. The Poor Relation being last in tho train or feuimiiios that filed out of the diniii" looin, found herself like a looso tassel or an odd glove, or any somelling for which no body could find a use, and after an involun tary pause of irresolution, as to how sho had best appropriate herself, s,0 found that her deliberation hail left her wlollv alone, so sho adjourned herself up to tlio'littlo nook of apology for a bcd-chambei, into which she had been first installed, and having sat down on the ono wicker chair, began to deliberate upon her prospocls. 'Shall I cry?' asked tlio Poor Relation to herself. (S I bo sentimental ? Shall 1 ho poetical? Shall I nicko my eyes red and my faco long, and go us a lack-a-daisi-cal as somo Uosa-Matilda, or somo Clcmon-tiiia-Clarisa ? Well, I could bo sorry and I could (etch up a fow sigln from tho deep drawwell ol my henrt, nrd liquefy a fow ptarls out of tho corners of my eyes: but what good would it do ? Did I expect any thing better, or any thing different ? Could l0l)0 ll,at ay body would atlach them selves to ono whoso wholo aspect shows her attached to poverty? Why that would bo Vtr ii i ""-IM!,u,ves "i tho saino connection. W ell then, what did I want ? Why only to sco it it wero possible for my own relations to leel any natural affection for mo for mv own sake. Well, but simp!U0n, did you ex pect lovo at first sight? That Mrs. Mackil icp is indeed a dainty whosu heart I do not desiro ic perforate: but be patient, thero may bo others hero ;vho aro worth loving. Ho content to bo a bystander, and by-an.l-by you may bo invited in tho game." Tho Poor Relation went to look at her self in the litilo cracked looking-glass, which sooth lo say, helped to givo her tho appear- aiiirri0f Uuh'5 rolled wi'b brick-dust. ' W ell, in good truth, Ksthor firangor vou aru so much of a fright, that I should only havo wondered myself, partial as I general ly tun to you, if uny body had shown them selves prepossessed in vour favor. Figure ! Furbelow! Fright! And then sulky and sih-nt as I Invo brim- to ho silro nobody in nm- i ut t " s not roinmnn pistiro 1 ' r i i ti.i you have no occasion to bo forlorn, and if you tire disagreeable lo others, why how can you wonder if others aro disagreeable to you ? Come, come you have no business to throw your own faults upon the world's shoulders, and then fancy yourself ill-used. Mako yourself presentable, Miss, if you do look poor and shabby, nnd mako yourself agreeablq Miss, that is if you know how, beforo you throw the blame on vour nnii'h- bors." Tho poor relation occordingly proceeded io ueauiiiy nersell and repair such dilapida lions of appearance as circumslancns allnw cd, by means of personal ablutions and car- menlnry brushing, and, truth to tell, it was wotidcriul bow these simplo processes served to rub olf the rust from her good looks. The dishevelled romplcd hair turned out to bo rich toned and glossy, and the complexion having subsided to its natural tone, shone out clear and lair: the features were not fine, but they wero animated, nnd a muck eye nnu reauy smile operated very effectivo. ly in making llioso who looked once dispos , ; . . - " . cd to look again. It must bo owned that lier garment was very exceptionable, being a coarso black stuff, but thnn it iillmt hnr pretty pliant figure to admiration: and though it was as plain as tho Friend's first fashion, yet its entire simplicity and freedom from every thing in llio sbanu of triiiiniinir of furbelowing, together with her rather classical cranium, and a sort a lucky affec tion in tho braiding of her hair, gave alto gether a sort of something that might have been taken for style. Thu Poor Relation. having thus done her best towards ncrsonul embellishment, took up a pair of well men ded mils, and after much deliberating on tho expediency of sullying forth, and mustering up temerity enough to self-introduce herself into tlio drawing room, when a funtln tan at her domicile's door announced that .there was somebody or another in the world who had taken it into their head to remember her existence. That somebody proved to be nrcltv Ra chel Mackillop, who came in blushing, and holding out her hand, which tho Poor Rela tion took nnd grasped right lovingly. Aow, this is so kind nf you,' said Ra chel, ' 1 thought you would "havo been of fended with mo for for ' ' Not noticing mo before.' ' Hut indeed and indeed, I could not help it, for for ' ' Mamma ordered you not.' 'Ah, now you will bo offended with mam ma !' O no, I think sho has good taste.' 'How so?' 1 F'or not liking to bu encumbered with a soiled, shabby, ill-timed Poor Relation. I could almost havo pitied her sufferings, if I had not boon engaged in pitying my own.' 'Ah, can you just about it?' It would bo much worso if I wcro seri ous.' ' Well, I could have cried.' 'And I could hove laughed.' ' How different you are to what I expect ed.' ' You expected me to he very die-away, and you find mo very lly-away.' ' How odd !' said Rachel. Yes, I hehevo I am very odd,' said tho Poor Relation : 1 poor relations are general ly odd, awkward and disagreeable. I have yet to find out why yoursensiblo mamma in vited mo down. I shall soon discover it, for I am gifted with so good a sight, that I can tell tho movements of tho clock by tho index on its countenance, mid I can positive ly find out the shape of the substance from looking at the shadow; so I give you notico that I shall soon look thoroughly through all your mamma's motives.' ' Don't frighten me,' said Rachel. ' I shall see. Perhaps it might do roil good. Hut no, I think I had better frighten you, mamma so como along.' ' Rut,' said Rachel, deeply coloring, 'mam ma sent mo with a message.' ' Then stand and deliver !' said tho Poor Relation. ' Mamma thought mamma said mam ma fancied ' 1 Something that seems to choko her daughter.' 'That that if if ' ' That that if if but but ' mim icked the Poor Relation ; now if n thou sand pounds called me mistress, wouldn't I venturo it all that I know what you aro sent to say.' Poor Rachel felt her f.icn scalded with tho hot blood that rushed into her cheeks. 'Mamma thought that that as you might bo tired with travelling you would hko to rest for tho remainder of tho day in your own room.' ' I will go and thank her for hor consider ation.' ' Don't bu angry, cousin' said Rachel. Cousin !' exclaimed tho Poor Relation, ' O, havo I one of my own kindred who acknowledges tho tie ?' I will lovo you if you will let me,' sob bed Rachel. ' If I will lot you ! Why silly girl, tho rich bestow anil the poor receive. You might as well ask permission of the beggar to give.' Rachel looked half frightoned at the Poor Kolation s vehemence. ' Come,' said tho Poor Relation, ' taka mo under your protection. Let us sally foith to tlm encounter of the drawing-room's dreads and dangers.' ' uut will you wouldn't you like to rest ?' Oh, I'm not tired.' Poor Rachel looked pretty considerably embarrassed. ' Come, coz,' said llio Poor Relation, will you patronize mo, or shall I patronize you.V . 1 You mo,' said llio Hurried and Iriglituued Rachel. 1 So bo it then to the bctl of my ability ; and now allons? So arm in arm thu Poor Relation nnd her trembling cousin descended. Their entree into tho drawing-room was cither very well- timed, or very ill-iimcd, we really don't know which ; hut just as they entered at the door, the whole swarm of thu dining-ioom hive crowded in to tako rolTooaiid ladies. " t'cl' li'l'tion, in her coarso bhick stufl" dress, with her braided hair, herdemnie face, and perfect plainness, with her contrast cousin, pretty, overdressed Rachel Mackil lop leaning on her arm, walked in like a tri umphant queen, apparently altend"d right regally by nil tho best catches of matches in the country. Mrs. Mackillot) lokcd as unultnrablv in jured as Queen Constance when she cried Here I and sorrow sill' Mrs. Mackillop might Havo exclaimed, 'Here t and anger su r one burled first a good-sized thunder bolt at Rachel, and then a larger one at the Poor Relation, who, disengaging her arm from her frightened cousin, walked straight up to ilrs. iMaclullop. It so happonud that ill this promiscuous entrance fcquiro Harrowby had been jostled up against our heroine, and having caught acquaintance with .Mrs. Mackillop's last edi tion of countenace, ho lounged on in the Poor Relation's wake, apparently uncon scious of every thing in the world but his gold watch-guard, which ho was jingling and tinkling as prettily and amusingly as any baby in yard-and-a-half long clothes. ' Madam,' said the I'oor Relation, with a countonanci) of stolid gravity, yet speaking in accents of singular clearness nnd precis ion, so that the wholo circle could not choose but hear, I am come to thank you for your kind consideration in rccomineudiiu? me to keep my room for tho romaindor of tho day.' I thought you might bo tired.' said Mrs. Mackillop, in a paroxysm of anger and em barrassment, yet not daring to say moro. 'Iff had been, madam, I should have felt it my duly to havo helped you to entertain your company.' i ou aro loo obliging, said Mrs. Mackil lop, with a bitter sneer. I cannot feel that mv kindness lias equalled your example, which I ought to emulate by every means in my power. i ou wcio graciously n eased to invito ino down to yoiir residence, nnd 1 camo full of gratitude for your remembrance and conde scension. 1 can assuro vou. madam, that your reception has made the strongest im-l pression on my feelings. Not one of this company but must have felt how deep ought to bo my senso of the distinguished manner in which you welcomed my arrival. And then the kindness with which you relinquish ed my society, even sending mo a messenger to sigmty that your solicitude for my health and comfoit induced you to recommend my remaining in my own room, certainly deserves that 1 should make Ibis public mention of it in return. I wish I could have laid claim to similar disinterestedness, for in donvim; mv- self tho roposo you recommended," I could not uiilortunately pretend to doing anything but plcaso myself you would scarcely cred it my assertions even were I to mako nnv. that I could feel much regret in exchanging six foot square of white-washed walls, 'and six inches of skylight, for ibis honourable conipany.and your society madam.' Everybody tried to look another way and to hear something else, and thero was a gen eral cough that was very troublesome to tho company universally. 'Perhaps my housekeeper might think that the room she has given you might the better remind you of tlio one you havo left,' said Mrs. Mackillop, unable lo control her vinous fermentation. ' My homo is a back two-nair in Snhn.' said the Poor Relation. ' It is rather dear but then tho light is good for my embroide ry frame, and besides I am near tho shops for orders. If you could recommend me, ma'am,' curtesying to Mrs. Mackillop. or you, ma'am,' curtesyining to tlio lady next nor, or any ol this good company would bu pleased to givo me an order,' curtesying round, ' I would be sure and executo it w'ell.' Though I ought not to praiso myself, lean woru poodle nogs m wool so that you would say they were dono to the life, and if the gentlemen,' curtesying to tho troop behind her, 1 wanted any hunting waiscoats they are very fashionable and I would do them cheap.' Thero was a dead silence and then u lit tle stilling and choking of something that i i.. .i ... . . . urone on uio car iiko suppressed laughter, from out of tho midst of which sounded out the voice of a friend of tho family. 1 Has any body got a vinaigrette for poor, dear Mrs. Mackillop?' ' Here is mine,' said the poor relation, pro ducing mi old-f.ishioned pieco of obsolete ginicrackery. ' It will do you good, ma'am. I find it very serviceable when I'm tired out with work. You don't know, ladies, how worn out one may fuel with sitting at an em- Droulery iramc Irom live o clock in tho morn ing till twelve at night. Ah, you who live in happy houses know little of thu lonely suf ferings of tho friendless poor, and therefore il was the Kinder in IWrs. Mackillop to invito me down from my two pair of stairs back lodg ing to this country palaco ol a place. I'm sure I thought it very kind, and I tamo with my near i urn oi iresu iiihk oi unman Kind ness I hopo it won't turn sour,' added the Poor Relation in sotto voce. 1 Hadn't--hadn't you bettor retire and and mako somo change in vour dress ?' gasped Mrs. Mackillop. ' I suppose vour trunks bav'nt been unpacked, since you are still in your travelling dress and and you sco I am entertaining my friends.' ' Well, now, I really thought I looked unite eligible ; but lo be sure, the glass in my room has got so starred and cracked, and unsilver ed, that I could not very well see myself. lint am 1 not all right 1 said the I'oor Rela tion, twisting herself round, and endeavoring lo look at hurscll behind ; w hilst in doing so, sho displayed a beautifully modelled figure, and fell into a few dancing steps, that would not havo disgraced l-anny Kllsler. ' I was careful to put on my best diess, becausu I wished to mako a good appearance and be sides, I gave three-penro a yard more for this robe than my last. Don't you think the stvlo good I I -shall bo happy to give the pattern to any lady or gentleman ;' again curtseying round. Will nobody tako her away? won't you sit down and ho quiet!' gasped out Mrs. Mackillop. ' Don t you suo I havo compa ny to entertain I 1 can talk to you another i me r ' I'm sure, ma'am, its quite ny duly to try to help you to oiiterlnin your company, see ing that I'm your near relation, I'm sure I might to help you lo entertain your compa ny, seeing that I'm your near relation, I'm sure I might to help you and indeed I do IrV l'lll ti villf and t hmw. I inrrnml I hopo I do help my relation tocnlettain you, in.ui.-a .uiu gi-imuiiien i uoti t I Help nor to u-llll-l l.llll J nil ; Tho long, loud, heretofore painfully sup pressed laugh, burst out thero was no ah temativo but suffocation ; and tho paroxvsm was increased and lengthened by the I'oor Relation's standing with the niost'self-s ilisfi ed air in thu midst, and curtseying decorous ly round, with a puzzling and'provoking ex pression of chuckling vanity in her face! ' Rachel Rachel ! go to tho instrument and play me a march a bravura loud loud anything only loud !" passionately exclainod Mrs. Mackillop. Rachel, as if the atoms of which she was composed would bavnall dropped into a mis shapen heap, tottered to tho instrument; but her fingers were unable to add moro than a few miles to thu discord and these were Hur ried and fluctuating. ' My poor cousin is nervous,' said the Poor Relation. ' Rich people always aro ner vous, hut poor people can never afford to bo so. I promised to hnln Mr. M,.rL;n.,.. . ) . 1 .'.wr..,.V. ... entertain tho conmanv. tn if mi. , , . . ...j U.IOIII ..III just givo me her seat why I'll take it.' ti... n ii i .. ' . . ... i nu i oor iieiauon squeezed tlio trembling Rachel Mackillot) nut nf her nm ,.., ed nersell in, and then with a wild, brilliant, starlingpowcrof execution, passed her hand Over the kcVS of ilm inslriunn,,, -....I .!.-.. , I , un iiinu she sat drawing round her such a regiment ui uiu tennis oi Harmony, that even the most dull aild lifeless of lli-r luvirnrc 1. n. last enthralled, forgetful of everything but .ii.inin.-j uiu miner inu poioucy ol enchant ment : Olid SO whlln lhl cnnTTic il.. leave for the present the Poor Relation. (-oncludcd next week. VRAINING ANIMALS WHILE YOUNG- Knlnmnn rii-s. n'lVni., .... n i.:t.t .!. , . J '. iiuiiu in uiu way he should nn. ami ivlmn l.n a nl.l I :ti -r. depart from it." 'Plus is true in regard to chil dren as a general thing, hut i., if possible, moro true in regard to animals of the lower orders, for they, not having ho much scope uf intellect, are not lead about by propensities which so ohen overcome all tho dictates of reason and salutary trainings of youth. Every domestic animal, from the hoo- upward. ih susceptible of education, more otcs, and should receii o it when young. The littlo pig, if subject to being handled, and rubbsd while nith its dam, is always much more inaim"eablo when it becomes a hog. and may even become ttmuMc, in a lingish way, and very susceptible to tho 'Mecineric influence of tho rubbin" stick ' when applied in a proper manner to the "ickhW of his sides to make him 'shoulder over' and eo into a state of 'clairvoyance' If farmers or farmers sons would take a little moru paina to familiarize young animals, such as calves, wo should not havo so many vicious, kick in" cow? nor headstrong, crowding, runaway oxen. Uut this system would be still more "productive of good among horses than any other class. The Arab horses aro supposed to possess more natural docility than any other breed. Perhaps they do but wo doubt if they aro en dowed by nature with any more kindness of spirit than those nf any other country. Tha acconnt given of their management, by travel- lore 11 villi in.-. t... . . ... vo,,,.,,,,, ,,.- miuiu mystery. 7 no Arab and his lainilv heenmn r.imilp ...:.i. .1.-:. 1 1. in, luu,r nurse, even lying down to sleep with him and nlayina with him in Ihnl I... !j ,.,.(-... 1.. J..B .... .... ... jn.-iii-t.ii)' uriiKQ ny ma tune it is a 111011 h old. In tl.lo ,.nn,.. .. . ...'.. ut, many colts aro never so much as touched, much less ...i.uiu.1 .inn ciiresseu, until they are three or four years old. or l.irtrn nn.mnl. 1., 1 .1 ire cowtiered rather than tamod by kindness. Honeo it is nn tt-nriilo 1I.-.1 1 1 .1 . 1 i ".. ...a. ,tu navu iiorscs that arc hard to catch 111 the field, when they sec a man rnmin.f inii-QnTjiU ' ....,,ui, nit,,, urarc snr, or contrary and vicious. It is only the rising up of that spirit of demure wich nature lias implanted 111 them. I heir first knowledge of mankind commenced m nml il, ,..',- 1....1 . .1 . 1 1 ...oin ii.t ii.-. ins mein to look out for a battle whenever they havo anv thin..1 tn iln with A little, vorv liitln nW cnn.. ...:i. ..-i , , . - -I'..... mi Duen ani mals when young, would save a last amount of trouble, labor, and vexation with them through their lives. Train them whilo vounrrit is not ncccsary to u-ork them any to "make them fa- milinr 1, .ill. -ill tl. a ..r .i...r .. .... V tut. itMiin.i.- ui uuues mat will bo renuirod of thnin n-linn ..Mr... . ).... e :i t. . . -- 1 u.ii laminar 11.111(1- hug, and training them to tho word and tho will. 10 mi m tn, 10 iii-uuuu. itiauit: f itvuier lirjSINH.SS IMPROVING. Tho si.'iis of increasing ir,;..;, :., f . , . ...... ...j ... uuauien are inanilost in our city and tho towns around u. f he belief now i?, generally, that the cri sis 111 " hard times" is Om. i,.,..i. I . , ., , I Ull.llfll Ul business, and that a large one, wo mean the shoo ai.d loathnr iiniim.- I.,.. 1 1 1 ri.i 1 . ' "' uul ume iimio brisk. I ho demand tor i-hues is now great, and prices of both s-hoca nnd leather havo recently advanced. ' General activity in business will soon act f. vorably tinon tho ..r c. .,. . "-- ........ ... iai,i,c,9( t f)9 present season, however, will not probably be a lucrative 0110 to them. The crops of the coun- Irr. n fnr nc ..nlni.... - l. r ; - "i""."" 1..111 mm-ot lorined, will be up to an average of loars. Hut the price of agricultural products will bo low. This is necessary r-onscipinuro of depression in buti. lies?, which has ilriinn lim.,!....!.. .1 , g , . " " uiltl Illt.l!lill)u9 of mechanics and others from their shops into tho gardens ami fields. The producers from .-..ii n.1,1; mr uiu iasi year or two borne an unusual proportion to those who consume with out aiding directly in the production. It is when thoso of other callings hue full employment 111 their respective pursuits, th.u farmers suffer east from competition find the readiest mar kets, tho best prices, and the most easy collec tion uf their duos. The tillers of the soil were the last to feel tho pressure ol hard times, and they will be the last to (diaro fully tho enlivening effects of n revival of business, lint tho beiicl'its will como to them in lime. Some good will be folt by them this year, but they may hope moro than they can expect in iho next few months. Somo of their articles nf they aru yet low such as grain, flour, pork and, ....... I A.. rn. .!.:.. . ... . . uui, jib in, ,13 nils niiiirovuuicni 111 prices tin gone, farmers may hope for benefit in their sale of tho crop ef tho present year; but until thoif lniHiuiiiuiin uui , creator price ill proportion tn labor, taxes, mechanics' bills, t'ec. than they nu at IMBM.-IH, umiiiig, in mis vicinity, ran yiBld ii. j.ii'iii ui m-j hi.ib ui iiioso cngagcu in It. Vete V.nhind I'tirmer. A good name and a good heart aro two of llio best items going. Young pjople, ro incmbcr it. s