Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, September 15, 1843, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated September 15, 1843 Page 1
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. NOT THE O L O n Y OP OJBSAR DOT THE WELFARE OP ROIWE. ! -j , . i-jrm. r- i nil.' '.Iiama " ' jiih r. i i , , M.u BY II. B. STACY. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER, 15, 1843. VL. XVII No. 15. CHRIST, TDK PHYSICIAN. nr MtSS. II. F. GOULD. "Now when the sun was selling nil they that had any sick with divers diseases, brought them unto Him." Luke iv. 40. The hills of Judca with sunset are bright, Their fountain streams flashinsr like guld in its light, The flower of the valley is closinaits eye, Their shadows are lengthened arid dwindled to die : While over the lake comes the bland summer air, Its freight of the mountain troma to bear : The bird, flying home, furls her wings by her nest, To sing her sweet hymn where her Tittle ones rest. rhe scene is all peaceful in beauty and love, Serene and adoring, while earth looks nbovo, To Him, who, withdrawing the glory of day, With stars in bright armies her faith will repay. But why at this hour comes you impotent throng, With nature refusing to bear them along j Their voices enfeebled, while onward they urge, And thus from afar to ono centre converge! The palsied, the cripple, the deaf and the blind, The wasted in body, ths tortured in mind j Tho wid (Ire of phrenzy, t.'.'cfrost of despair, With many formed ills in dsssmbW are there. Anul?1 the PhybicirtU benign doih ii,; s!.nd, With mvri'.. 1,1 '!' vesture with lite in his I'lui:!; And those who ih,?w "mr ""ill "I'd hcihiii for them, Although of his garment !lley touch 1)111 'lie hem. Now o'er the wan check see the lifitlth roses come! The Mind receive sight j tliereis speech froil! the dumb, Tho palsied walk fonh s every form i9 inndj w'i'ole j The demon possessor is chased from the soul. Hut who is (he mighty Phjsici.in so sure At ono every evil to reach ami to rure; From what secret source are his miracles brought; In whose holy name arc his miracles wrought t O, Ciinis-r is the healer I the balm ho bestows From his heart of pity for man ever flows j " I will," is the name, the prescription he gives j When healed are the sick, and the dead again lives! Vet not for this only doth Jesus appear j To wo's latest heir in all lime lo be near, Himself must he wounded a life riven tree, With balsam for all, overflowing and free. And down through nil ages those balm drops shall fall Tdl eartVs farthest birders respond to his call; " Ye wounded, yo weary, ye sorrow oppressed, Come all unto mo and find healing ,nd rest !" He would little children should hasten to Uim, Kre life's morning beams with canh's vapor bedim But nono may despair there is lime even yet, Though low be our sun, if we come ere it set. At length from Mount Zion will Jesus look down, And death lncltnw.iv in the light or his crown, While they who in faith now their wants to him briii" In glory surrounded him, adoring ihtir kin". From Graham's Magaiine. THE SACRIFICE. IV JOSEPH n. CHANDLER. These lips are mute, these eyes am dry, But in my breast and in my btain ""me me panzs mat pass not Dy, The thought that ne'er shall sleep My soul nor deiensnor dare comnli ep again. piTn inougn grrei nnu passion there rebel, I only Uiiow we live in vain I only feel Farewell! Farewell! Dyson. la tho Spring I lure to walk along the al ley of Laurel Hill, to mark llio first e.xinnd ing of the tree buds ; and to see the flowers spring timidly up in tliu uncertain sun, and Trembling at llio broezo that sweep across the Schuylkill. Summer, loo, lias its de lights in this place; flowers mature, ;ind fruits and vegetation strengthen thn liees stand out proud in their thickened foilage, and the scythe of the mower cuts down the accumulation of grass that pours its rich odors upon the senses in delightful luxuriance, like the blessed memory of those whom death hath laid hcncatli the teeming soil. Tim autumn li.it double charm : the scar ad leaf sweeps wildly round in the eddying between the tombs; and the grass lias so bcied down its hue. Standing amid 'these things, one thinks of the decaying forms of men, ready to be shaken into tho recepta cles below ; and this life loses a portion of the undue attraction that keeps us from u profit' able contemplation of that which is to come Nor is winter destitute of delights in such a place. 1 luck masses ol snow lie here and thprrt in nr:ivn li:irwc no ifilin citi.ii nf ilm storm Tiad fanned and winnowed tho purest .production of tho clouds to make a monu ment for some Hir-spirit that had ceased to .do the errand of love. Here and there tho roso bush extends its ithorny branches without a leaf, and the shri veiled stems of flowers stretch up from be- ' neath their snowy covering, monuments of kindly affections, and evidences that all is .not. 'lost. An open grave at such a time has inot.fl!! the repulsive looks that it possesses iin'otlier seasons ; the fresh earth comes up with. comparative warmth, and tho deep pit 8ms a lading-place to which wa may re treat from tto chills of tlio world until thn storms of life shall have passed away, 'and one unbounded spring encircles all.' Leaning toino weeks sinco over the post that forms the landmark of some lot-holder in that populous abode of the dead, and look ing down Into a gravo re-opened to receive a new tenant, I discovered through the thin layer of gravel below, the coflju-plato of llio first occupant of the place ; and, on inquiry, learned that llio husband's grave had been opened 10 receivn the body of tho wife. The chilly air of e February day, and the coldness increased by a layer of snow upon .the ground, induced me to retreat into the house, where I found a person awaiting the funeral. It is natural to discourse of the dead When wo lay them in tho earth, and as neither my associate nor 1 had direct inter est in tho'fute of llic deceased, tho freedom Kif gossip was not destroyed by any delicacy f feeling .in tho part of my companion, who seemed o have on intimate acquain tance with all tho circumstances of tho de ceased. Few young woman of our city w'ero deemed more attractive tl'an Amelia Wil berson. Her beauty, her' cultivated mind, and tho respectable position of I'er i.iiiiily, gavo her consequence in the eye." of tho young men ; more than one of whom mi.'do uu offer of name and hand, including,of course, fur the present, at least, a hoart also. And it was evident that ono of tho many found his hopes strengthened by the good wishes of the pa rent, and not represented by any particular coldness of tho object of devotion. Mr. Tudor, of respectable. connexions in tho east, and fair standing in this city; de manded of the mother of Amelia permission to address the daughter; and having receiv ed the sanction which he claimed, it was expected by tho parents that Amelia would communicate to them the proposition which she should receive. She was silent, and when subsequently addressed, era-H-i tho subject, nnd yet continued to treat Mr. Tu dor with ns much courtesy, nt least, ns thn most favored visitor of the honsn could boast. 'My daughter,' said Mrs. Wilbefson lo , Amelia one day, ns they sat in tho chamber I of tho former, 'not only do you appear to treat Mr. Tudor with reserve unbucmnin" the position in which lie has placed himself in our lamily, but 1 am fearful that you are acquiring with him, and with others, a name not desirable to ono so frank and candid ns you havo general ly been.' 'But, mother, I respectfully but promptly declined the offer of Mr. Tudor.' 'Promptly, my child, but'not decidedly too promptly to give the appearance of having well considered the offer, and yet with thu circumstunces and decision that for bid a hopo from perseverance.' 'Shall I, to day, mother, give him the an swer verbally, or by letter ?' 'Not by any means, my child, unless he has to-day renewed his oiler to you.' 'He has not. 1 hopo ho will not.' It is impossible to dislike Mr. Tudor, for i si;1 V qualities which he possesses, said Am."'''-',' somewhat hesitatingly. 'It is Hi"", .'"t'lia, as 1 have reason to suspect lo Aeifceef.'.'llior lot me s iy, for sus picion is not the won,' !" t!' toward you is it that you .cannot like Mr. Tudor on ac count of qualities in another person V Amelia mads no reply. ' I hen, my child, you lovo Henry Wilder.' 'Mother, could I lovo him without his avowal of affection for me !' 'Your own heart will tell you that, Amelia. Has Wilder ever offered himsell to yoti V 'Never, Never, mother.' 'It is strange,' said Mrs Wilbersnn, 'that neither your father nor I have seen this.' But it was not strange neither father nor mother looked on to see what was going fur waul in the active scene where thu young and innocent heait of their child was open lo every impression. They heard her narra tive of tho day's conversation and evening's amusement; but where thoio is neither cotpitery nor artifice the young female bus no coiiferenco with even a mother, upon that slrango confusion with which her heart is agitated, ns ft begins to love. 'Does Mr. Wilder lovu you, Amelia.' 'I think he does.' 'Why then has ho not avowed it ?' 'Perhaps llio difference between his nosi- tion and that of father's is the cause.' 'But, Amelia, his position is as good now as was your father at his asn.' ' 1 hat may bo true, mother; but ho is very proud, you know and very, very bashful,' added Amelia, Mushing deeply. 'Amelia,' said Mis Wilberson, 'I have received from Mr. T.idor a diiect offer for your hand. He thinks he is acceptable, and he knows, (so he says,) thai he can make you happy. He has been constantly in company with Wilder, and seems nnver lo have sii.pttcted mi attaclimi'iit hctwrvn yntl two ; iuv, ho has even matin a confident iujyour affections if he has them, then God part of Mr. Wilder. Ho presses Ins suit bless him may bu ho' is blessed nnd he is with great earnestness, nut! will look fur a worthy tb" blessing I will call at your door reply from me this afternoon.' tn-inorrow morning, if you will not see me, Amelia turned p ile at the proposition, and a ingh' uord by letter, through your servant, yet was not wholly regretful. No woman ! will inform me of my fate and my duty. ever received such an offer from a respecta ble man 'without .1 sense of pleasure of gratitude indeed self love is gratified, even though thu lovu for another is for a moment disturbed. Mrs. Wilberson pressed '.he suit of her client with the earnestness of a patron, and yet without the authority of a parent. She set forth the advantages of the match, and thu probable comforts which it would ensure; while she gently hinted, to alarm thu pride of her daughter, that it would be a source of mortification In her to find that she had re fused so desirable an oiler for tho saks of constancy to a man who had never announ ced his intentions or even his wishes to her, and might, for aught sho knew, fulfil a mar riage engagement with some other lady, be fore the month was' out. Amelia was distressed ; and having made some reply to her mother, asked lime to con sider the proposition, ' Let me,' said she, ' havo one week in which to make up my mind.' ' And nt tho end of that time,' said Mrs. Wilberson, ' Mr. Tudor may depend upon our answer V ' Ho may.' Almost every evening during this impor tant week Tudor and Wilder were, with others, nt thu house of Mr. Wilbeison; and poor Amelia, with uu aching heart, weighed thu merits of thu two young men, hoping that Wilder would relieve her fiom thu po sition in which she was placed. On the evenim! before the answer was to bo given, thn two 'ynung'ifiefi left thu house together, and Tudor in the fullness of his heart told Wilder what ho awaited on tint co uing morning. I .' , ii , . T t i nnvt nifirntnrr hi, liflor..c.ffl ti unle til Anipll.t. in which only tho following lines were pen neil. Miss Wilberson : I ask only two days J postpone your answer until Monday evening, and it 1 do not prove that 1 deserve you, I relinquish all to Tudor. HcNnv Wilokk. Mrs. Wilberson was astonished in hear at tho end of the week; her daughter desirous again to postpone her answer; but tho letter of Mr. Wilder scorned to warrant tho ro- 3iicsl, und sho excused her daughter to Tu or. Mr. Wilder did not present himself nt .tho houso of Mr. Wilberson until .Monday eve ning. There was company in the room du ring the whole evening, and it was observed that Wilder was so agitated that he scarcely uttered u coherent sentence. He evidently sought an opportunityto speak to Amelia. Hn asked for Mrs. Wilberson slio had reli red. The next morning, as Wilder was on his way to Mr. Wilberson's, ho met Tudor; who in n vain attempt to talk ot some com moni.'lace subject, revealed his secret that I. 1.1.1 tiifit ntnrmnir . I,n nrr.-nierl at Mr. ho had ti.'ut morning .been accepted ut Mr, Wilberson's ; ' at (cast,' sajd lie, ' l am pia ced on probation.' But you uro not well, Wilder.' No, n sudden ttfKicfion of the hrl. will leave you.' Tho marriage of Tudor and Amelia was, at the request of tho latter, once of twico post poned; but at length.took place. The man ly virtues of the husband inspired retfpect ; his kindness insured gratitude.and the shrink- r- !..... i.. ! iny n .iy ii mo sutiuiy oy nmi.'iia, was con-, struod by Tudor into special affection for himself ; who could tell that it was not so ! The constant attentions which a virtuous wife bestows on a worthy, a loving husband, must, to him at least, seem to bo tho evi dence of love. But the health of Amelia gave way, nnd her husband found it necessary to convoy her to one of the West India Islands lo avoid tho rigors and changes of tho winter mouths in the middle states. ' Put into my trunk,' said she to her ser vant, ' that work box a Christmas present,' s.iid she to her husband, ' fiom Mr. Wilder, and 1 liavd not used it sinco tho night before the day ynn troubled my mother so eatly for an answer.' ' Poor Wilder,' said Tudor, ,' I hope he finds linn-elf well nnd easy where he is ; if n. .tl. mils ever in need 1 trust that bo will re iiiooilier that he has friends who arc able and wil ing to serve him.' A tear glisiiMii'tl in the pyo of Amelia ; her husband kied the check which it wet, and advised h.iste in further packing. When Tudor and his wife reached Ha vana, they made preparations for a winter's ;usMunco in the interior of the island, nnd fullna' iiC'iisclves comfortably among those who derive!.' bC.'U'fit from their expenditures, and were anxiouJ lo orolong the advantages of tho visit bv multipiYjng i's comforts. One day' when alone iii hor chamber, Amelia opened her lunik, and' distfi'vcied thn i,i:ill hnv. thn nrrsrMt nf Wihli'i. tv.',IC.1.1 she had brought from home, and sho deter mined to dispose therein her housewife ac companiments. On opening the box she discovered a neatly folded loiter, sealed nnd addiessed to Miss Amelia Wilberson. She hastily bioko the seal and read. Philadelphia, Jan'y 16, 1841. Miss Wilberson: 1 have for months sought to express to you in words tho feelings nnd tho wishes with which your charms have in spired uu. I 'i in insensible of my unworth'i ness; hut I cannot answer to my own henit for tho lasting misery I should inflict upon myself weru I at this moment, and under ex 11012 circumstances lo allow my fears and my consciousness of undeseivedness to prevent mn from addressing you by letter. I am un able at the present moment to find an op portunity lo nddress you orally. How much and how long I have ventured lo love you I will not attempt to describe ; hut I know that my proposition may come too late to morrow. May 1 hope may I venturo to approach your parents with tho assurance Ih it you have not forbiddon mn give mo at least a few weeks to hope in I know where tho danger lies; and who is my rival I do him no wrong 1 only ask that 1 may win Most respectfullv, HENRY WILDER. When Tudor returned to the room, his wife was sitting apparently abstracted, with the letter of Wilder crushed in her hands. She seemed the very picture of despair 1 Are you well!' asked he. ' 1 am faint, very faint.' While Tudor hastened to proruro some aid, Amelia thrust the letter into her trunk, and awaited her husband's return. From that day, Tudor marked a change in the conduct of his wife : ii severer dis charge of duties, and more fixed attention to religious concerns. The spring arrived, and Tudor and his wife returned to Havana, and took passage for the United States. Whether Tudor had imbidud disease in Havana, or whether other causes operated, it was not known ; but lie had scarcely reached his house in Philadelphia, before ho found himself so unwell that he was compel led to call in medical advice. The dissase gained strength, and Amelia, laying aside all oilier duties, or managing them in those of the wife, devoted herself,. night and day, to the cam of her husband. No application was made to him no medicine administer ed, without her direction. Sho hovered over ilis bed like a guardian angel, and seemed to loso all thoughts of self in hor devotion to the sick. It was noticed by some us remarka ble, that the care and attention, nay the lan guage of Amelia to her husband had less of the lender, wile-like solicitude, than ot tin: thorough devotion, tho all-sacrificing atten tion of the careful nurse. It is difficult to desriibn in words tho difference between ihesu two kinds of attention,' and vet tho dif ference is obvious lo some. HehginilH devo- ti'iti, ii so cMini sense of duty to our' kind, a ., j . leep nnd abiding sympathy for the suffering, mil ii f.lniili.iritv with the 'office, will make (he sil k-bed labors of one most efficient, most useful. If to these hn added a deep un disturbed particular affection, then there is a longer rrsltng ol llio oyes upon lliu patient after the attention bestowed ; thn hand lin gers yo t more upon the tempi,) it bathes, anil a closer breathing is observed, as some new symptom is developed. It is not the duty performed, but that which is to bo dis charged, something of a slight jealousy of all that it would sharo in, lest they Should tuonopohzo tho labors. Amelia did her dutv faithfully and when tho gleam nf reason returned to her husband, ho thankod her for all Iter wifu-llko cures, her patinuco with him under all trials, und especially for tho unceasing attention with which she had solaced him in sickness, nnd smoothed his bed of death. 'All those,' he added, as he turned bis bright rye upon his wife, full of grateful affection, 'all these, Amelia, all tliesn afe fruits of your undivided lovu ; may Heaven bless you tor sucli kind ' ol heart to ono who could only try to deserve it. Hour happy have 1 been even on this bed, from which I felt I could not rise: how proud indeed to bo thus nttonded to bo the single object of tho lovo of one so' pure!' Amelia was unable toa.ttond the funeral of I her husband, mid it was not until some months after his death that she rodo to Laurel Hill. Leaving the carrage, she was conducted to tho grave of Tudor, and hanging over tho I hillock sho thought of all the virtues which i . . . - . uau uuornea ins character, and most ol those that commended his memory to her constant gratitude. Strange, it may seem to some and per haps unfaithful to thn duties of one lately widowed but as sho thus mused over the grave of Tudor; sho .thought of Wilder, of his lovo for her, of her feelings for him, of uii mat nad passed, all that both, had suffer ed ; and then thu new' freedom of her own position passed in her mind. She might in limn be his. Let us not smile at such thoughts, under such circumstances ; if the thoughts of every man or woman were blazoned lorth, those ol Amelia would seem natural and pure. They were visitants, not tenants of tho mind ; they came, but she entertained them not; and when sho thought of her freedom, she chastened the mind, and kneeling upon the new laid sod, she vowed, solemnly j dutifully, sternly, to live and dio tho widow of him be low. She would make a sacrifice of more than the Indian widow makes. The great suttee which. should distinguish her mourning should bo her heart. To cherish constant lovo lor the dead, and to preserve hersejl from other lovo is a sacrifice jvhich any ono might make; but to sacrifice a lovo ol the living to tho memory of the deceased to live day by day through a cheerless life, chained to tho memory of the departed, and consum ed by lovo of llio living; that should bo the offering expiaiory of llio wrong which she had committed ; a wrong unfelt by tho ob ject, hut still inflicted. Amelia rosu from the grave of her litis hanJ Micug in her new-formed resolution. Sho turned to t'eoart, and Jicr eye rested up on the caro-wor;: 'futures' of Wilder. Ho was leaning against a l.'rCH tree, and seemed absorded in the scene before lii.'M. No soon er did he discover that ho was seen L'v Ame lia than ho turned suddenly and left the piarc. Amelia was conveyed to the carriage, una thence to her chamber. Several months af ter that scene, a servant entered the cham ber of Amelia nnd said that a gentleman wrapped closely in a cloak bad requested that I note siiooiu uu given to ucr, nnu ne wotliu wait an answer The note bore only the words " Shall I mnet you once more, and when ? February 2, 1843. II. W." Amelia raised herself slowly form her pil low, and with much1 em'phasis said ' Tell the gentlemen he may meet me next week, where he saw me last.' The heavy stamp of horses upon the frozen gravel walks denoted the approach of tho ninerai train, vc went lortu to inn grave. Thu coflin was borne forward and lowejed into its resting place. A short service was read and the company turned to depart. I lingered to see tho closing of the grave, and' to think over the vicissitudes of her who had now come to rest in the earth with her hus band, and to think what might h ive been her f.iti! had her affections been allowed lo min ter to her comfort; As the grave-digger took his shovci to con

clude his labors, a hand was laid upon his aim. ' You willj my friend, pauso a little give me only a moment.' Ho looked down and sighed; 'and here ut lengtl) wo meet.' The grave-digger thrust his shovel into tho earth and beckoned me away. When we returned the stranger had drawn his hat over Ilis brow and was wiping some sand from his knees. He departed. ' Do you know that gentleman V said I to the grave digger. 'Ho visits us often.' said lie, 'and I think he will soon lake up his rest among us here.' ' What is his name V I asked. He pointed to a slake, a land-mark be tween Tudor's burying-placo and the adjoin ing lot. It was marked ' H. Wilder's lot.' And before the grass grew green upon thn resting-place of Tudor and his wife before tho birds, had formed their now nlliances of lovo and care before oven affection had planted a rose between these tenements, Wilder was carried forth to occupy the near est place to Amelia which propriety would allow. SOVEREIGNS OF EUROPE. The following is an extract from a letter nf Thomas Jefferson to his friend, formerly Govcrnorof Now Hampshire, giving nn ac count nf the European monarcbs of his tiuiu and acquaintance. Thn opinions of the wri ter lire expressed with much purity and ele gance and wjth all that modesty and diffidence which formed so conspicuous a trait in Mr. Jefferson's character. " Louis XVI was a fool to my own knowl edge, and in despite, of tjio answers ulado for him at his trial. Tho king of Spain was a fool ; of Naples the ,samc. They passed their lives in hunting, und despatched two couriers u week, ono thousand miles, to lei each other. know what gamo they had killed' thu proceeding days. The king of Sardinia was a fool. All thoso wore Bourbons, 'tho queen of Portugal, it Braganza, was an idiot by nature. And so vs tho king of Denmark. Their sons, as regents, exercised the powers of government. The king of Prussia, suc cessor to the Great Frederick, ws u more hog in body lis well as mind. Guslavus of Sweden and Joseph nf Austria were really crazy, and George of England, yoti know, was in a straight waiflcoat. Thoie remained, then, none hut old Cath arine, who had been too lately picked up to havo lost hor common sense In this statu, Bonaparte found Europe, utfd it was this stale of its rulers which lost it with scarce a struggle. These animals havo becomo with out mind and powerless ; und so will overy hereditary monarchy after u few generations. Alexander, the grandson of Cnihnrine, is yet an exception, lie is able to hold his own. But ho is only thu third, generation. His raco is not yet worn out. And so endoth tho Book of Kings'; from nil of which the Lord deliver U5" ... . Er.on" """'tier's Monthly Visitor. WASHINGTON'S FAVORITE SUP PER. It was said of Washington that his favorite meal for supper was a tumbler of milk and a pteco of corn meal bread newly baked. This we think can bo recommended for those who are desirous of sound sleep and good health ; and to those whose appetites have not been vitiated by high seasoned food, no thing can surpass it ns acceptable to the pal ate. For thoso who labor hard, and requite somelhingsubstantialto restorcspent strength, it is strong food ; to tho man of leisure ii is light food ; to the disordered powers, it is simple food, and in milk is found a great cor rective of an unhinged appetite ; to tho fee ble, it is light and nutricious food, and dreams nnd nightmares leave undisturbed the repose oTllioai: hu u down oner SUCH u iuni.siiiy supper. It was among tho anecdotes of Washing ton that after be became President of the United Status he had occasion to make n short journey from Philadelphia, and al though he desired rather privacy than notori ety, people would gather to tho road sides and places of his stopping for the purpose of beholding him. Ho had ridden until night and had frequently been under the necessity of returning und reciprocating attentions. This with tho ride had fatigued him, and be was desirous of a quiet supper and retirement to bed as soon us he should reach the tavern. But ns ho drew towards tho village llio peo plo wero becoming more numerous, nnd an address and supper in company awaited him. To avoid tliis. with his only attendant ho took a ictired road and pushed at a gallop to reach tho stopping place for the night. In the darkness ho alighted from his horse un known, went in, and his friend that accom panied him applied for supper and lodgings. It was tho house where preparations were, and tho answer was that no supper could be prepared at present, for every body was ful ly occupied in the preparations for General Wiishingtoirwlio-was expected everyminule. ' All we waul is n pitcher of now "milk and . piece of corn bread if you have it.' ' You can ii."ve that at once,' was the repjy : nnd Washington iind his friend took their supper quietly and without other company. The innkeeper was then told ti-t the general having supped was fatigued, find wished to retire at once to bed ; that ho wisheJ to be excused to thoso whose kindness had brought them together lo see him, but that without re freshing sleep ho apprehended that he would bo unfit to proceed in tho morning, when he would be happy toseo his friends before his departure. The tavern keeper, who had an idea that a great man must have a great supper, after Washington had retired, made known what is abovu related, and the next morning tho cl,!i.f rti use, iirit..ttM.J and ,ii1utt,J iu his countrymen nnd pursue his journey. Yo farmers of the Granite and other states, who from your own efforts 'a nd information obtained from tho Visitor, shall become rich, keep, I admonish you, to your plain habits and Washington suppers, and thereby pro mote health and increase your days. Many whobocomo affluent leave of exercise and go to eating, high seasoned food, heavy men t or lobster suppers, and arc first in the hands of tho doctors, and then the undertaker. Avoid this, we beseech you : nnd when your pride shall whisper these things to you, turn away with the recollection of Washington, whoso wisdom was shown here as in every thing else. P. THE FMIST PKAYKIt IN CONGRK3S. We published somo days fince, an extract frnm a letter from John "Adams lo a friend, speaking of llio "first, prayer in Congress." A correspondent has tent to the Christian Regis ter a copy of a prayer, found among iho papura ot the Kevi Mr. Little, formerly minister nf Kenncbuck, Maine, which was filed as "Duche's prayers upon the declaration of indep Midouco," ami which is probably the prayer fpoken of by Mr. Adams, Wo copy It from the Itcgi-tor: liuslon Daily A dr. The Rev, Mr. Duche's prayer in the Vimgress after independence wax declared. O Lord ! our heavenly father, high and migh ty' king of kings, who do.t from thy Throne he holdall the ibvollem on earth, anil reignest with power supreme and uncontrolled over all Kingdoms, Empires and Guvcrmncnts, look down in mercy, wo hes'jocb then, upon these our American State, who havo fled to thee from the Hod of tho oppressor, and thrown themselves upon thy gracious Protect! in.desiring henceforth to ho only dependant upon thee. To thee have they appealed (at the righteousness of their cause. To thee they do now look up for that Countenance and Support which tlim alone canst give; take them, therefore heavenly Father; under thy nurturing care, give Ilium wisdom in council, and valor in the field, defeat the malicious Design of our cruel Adversaries, convince them of tin.' unrijrhteousiie-M of their cause,- mid if they still persist iri their sanguin. a ry purposes, O ! lot the oiceof thine own tin. erringljustico founding in their Heartf, constrain them to drop the weapons of war from their tin nervjJ Hands in the day of Bdttle. Be thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the conn, sols of this honorable Arscmbly, enable them to settle things upon the best and surest Foun dations that the .Scene of Illood uiiy be speedi ly closed, that order; harmony mid l'cacc ef fectually ho restored, and truth and justice, Religion and Piety prevail and flourish amongst the People; preserve tho Health of their Bod ies, and the vigor of their minds. Shower donn upon tipun them and the millions they hero represent such Temporal Blessings as thou sRestc.poilient for them in this World, and crown theul with everlasting Glory in the world lo come. All this we ask iu the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Savior. Amen. BcAUTirut. llF.MiNiscn.vcE. In a well written article enlilju "Reminiscences of Washington Allslon," published in the Bos ton Christian World, occurs thu following (ouchirllf paragraph : " I once," says thu writer asked him why among tho many scriplure subjects which he selected for tho canvass, ho hail taken no part of tho life of Clnisl for his theme, " 1 have 'not dono so," he replied, because of my con victions concerning tho nature, thn mission, and tho character of the Savior. These ex alt him so far beyond such an apprehension of him as could alone enable' mo to commu- nicalu any idea of hint I may strive to roach, that i should r j ii attempted it, I could not malt him a study for art." CULTIVATION OF TOMATO. Those who delight in the Tomato will be pleased to loam from this article how to pro long a supply of them in fall and winter. American Farmer. Stathuuro, Mutch 15, 1829. Mn. Eoiron. At the request of" A. C. R." through the medium of "Tub South Ktis AoiticuLTUltlsT." I bog leave to de scribu the mode of propagating tho Toma toes, from " cuttings particularly," which I have practiced with considerable success for many years. 1 take care to have a sufficient quanthy of seed sown in tho nursery bed, early in' tho season, on a border on the north side of my garden, with southern aspect, covered nt night, and exposed to the inllu- e' - ' ; . I'll- ,- reserve, in case a late frost should destroy tho volunteer plants ; the latter I prefer, be ing stronger, and more forwaid; either of which I transplant, as tin; circumstance of tho caso may require, when they aio of a proper size for tho first crop. As soon as I discovered them beginning to decline, I cut oil' about two feet of the tops of the freshest and mnst vigorous stalks for layers, which will still have fruit and blossoms on them. My beds being prepared and laid off in checks, four feet square, with a garden line, I cut trenches on ono side of the checks, in which 1 lay the cuttings horizontally, one fool in ground, and the tops raised up at the in tersection of the lines. At ibis stage of their growth, they will havo many buds, or fibres, teady to tako root, which seldom fail unless in very dry weather. As my garden soil is uncommonly thiistv. and as I havo sometimes failed in extraordi nary droughts, I would recommend lo lliu admirers of this delicious vegetable, u.qgpde, which nnsweis even' purpusu of thu other, I and in which, 1 have never failed, in a single I iustnnco for twenty years, in having uu ubuu ! dance uf Tomatoes, lliiougbotit the whole season. 1 lake cine to havo u supply of I plants in the nursery bed, at the proper time I for setting out a late crop, they will then bo laying on llio ground, long and spindling, bearing, and in blossom, with many eyes ready lo take root. I draw these up, and lay them as before directed, covering the roots und the stalks, excepting such u pro portion ns in n.y judgment should bo left erect, taking earn not lo break them ; thoso hiving roots, will be certain to take, contin ue bearing until frost. Thu stalks above recommended, 1 think must have u consid erable advantage over ether plants of it younger growth, nnd recently taken from a late nursery bud, inasmuch us they have a greater supply of roots, which immediately put out from thu joints, in addition to the first, and will sooner produce a vigorous ormvih rr it,., ttluni o, tlw. t-Ay T appre hend a frost, 1 pick all which iic ii., all which havo any tinge of red on them, and lay them on pieces of pine bark in llio gar den, covered with grass, or pino straw at night, and opened in the day, .which will ri pen them more perfectly in a few days ; after which 1 lay them on U shelf, and unless thu weather is unusually cold, or wet, I have them frequently until December. By ob- serving this plan, 1 had a few tomatoes at my table on last Christmas day, as a rarity. Nearer tho seaboaid there can bo but little doubt of its succeeding better. Should this communication throw any ne".v light upon ihe subject, or be productive of benefit to "A. C. R;" or any reader of your valua ble, woik, 1 shall bo highly compensated for having made it. I am, rcspcctifull, sir, your most obedient servant. I. O. 11. A'ote by the Kditor. We have always preferred using plants taken out of a seed bed, in prefeience to tho cullinst ; fur iu ad dition to the reason given by our correspon dent in lliu above Communication, wo liavo found Ihe plant moru vigorous, and the crop more abundant; they moreover, will contiu uo longer in a bearing stale. Unless the sonsoii be moist, or considerable fare taken, the culling are very apt to fail j when under similar circumstances the plant will tako root and grow freely. Our correspondent .picks ofthonyjc fruit, und those tinged with red, and preserves them fur fulure use. But if ho will on the approach of n frost take up his vines, with all their fruit on them, and hang them up under cover in some out-house, he will have a largo addition to Ins winter stock; for he will find oven tho small gicen fruit, will mature, (as far as to color,) the larger ones will prove very good, and at that season , of tho year, very acceptable. The method we usually pursue, is to throw the vines over it pole, and place it in our barn, or any convenient place, and there let lliem hang, taking from (lie vines only as many of the fruit as are wanted lor use. I hey Keep well in this way, and a largo quantity can bo secured, with very little labor. J. L. D. Lovn, I.MCO.VSTANCV AND Soicioc. A . ,. . -, f r.i young woman, onaruing at io. 10 ijiierrv street, yesterday atternoon commuted suiriuu by taking arsenic. Sho was marri. d to a sea-captain, and lived in lireenwicii street. Her liiisli.ind returned about a mouth ago ami tesidetl with her hut a short time, when he went to hoard at No 14 Cherry stieet. On inquiry she ascertained (hat ho " hail fallen in lovu" with a young woman who hoarded there, which was llio cause of his abandon ment ol hn home and conjugal mend and p.utner. 'She immediately left her own com fortablo establishment in Oieenwiih street, and I rolirilci! Mis. Chapman, llio lady who keeps tho house at No. 15 Cherry, to ndiint her lo board. Tho houso is a genteel and highly respectable one, and directly opposite No. 14. Her object appears to havo been In got in the vicinity of her husband's resi dence, und shu was observed frequently to watch, hut it was not known at that liuio what for. Sho wroto an elegant letter previous to taking the poison, in which sho speaks of her lovu and disappointment, and admonishes her husband if ho marries again to treat his wife belter than ho has her. Sliu requested that her proporly might be sold and given to ; her relations. I ho coroner will hold nn in 'qutsl upon the remain' during iho diy. V, 1', nrjirt). Bmurnuti ExpEnniENT with a Plant. Out asm-ill branch of Oleander from a thrifty p .ant, place it In n phial pirtly filled with rain w.ilcr, so that Ihe lower end ol ihe branch may Im immersed about b-,lf an inch in the water. I lace this in the sun in an open room; and in about fifteen or twenty days small roots will shoot out from the end of the branch, presents jug a beautiful appearance. After these rooul hae extended two or three incite?, the branch m.iy bo set out in moist earth, and if frequently watered, it will grow with great rapidity an'd soon form a largo thrifty stock. Lidios who are fond of fbuora may easily prop.igato Ole. .inders in this manner, andiir a'few months raul. tiply these beautim! plants to an iiidcfiuitc ex tent. Ifouslon Td'graph. "We hail with pleasure the indications that meet us every whore, that the culture of flow, ers is increasing ; tint tho fair hands of Amor- productions of nature ; and that the farmer in his yards, finds llouers instead ot grass ui wends, while the daily replenished flower pot of thu sitting room, gladdens tho senses and causes the fatigue of the field to be half for gotten in its beauty and perfume. All theso arc indications of good ; ol multiplied rational enjoyments ; of increased domestic cumforts and happiness ; of a less ardent hankering after wealth alone ; and of an improved and more refined taste. " It is truo wo may hero be met with a cold calculating cut' bono : What good will the cul ture of flowers do 1 Will they add to our food or raiment ! Will they increase our wealth 1 Will they he meat and drink to us 7 If not, what are they geod for, and why recomtnond their culture ! We answer, because that eat ingand drinking, wealth, and fine apparel, are not tho only, or indeed the most common means of happiness, and iu themselves are very far from constituting the great end and aim of hu nnu existence ; becr.iiso the observer of nature is insensibly and almost necessarily led to "look up lo nature's Gr.d ; " because the presence of tho beautiful in nature has a tendency (o ele vate and inline the mind ; and because the con. teuiplation of bciutilul objects has a more con t roll nit- mid enduring influence on the character and destiny of man from his earliest to his la test hour, than almost any other influence that can he brought iu hear upon them. Every thing that has a tendency to make home do. hghtl'iil. that strengthens the social affections, that betokens and inculcates purity and neat lies?, th.it furnishes im cntiven to industry, that gives rational and innocent amusement, while it adds to our stock of useful knowledge, is surely deserving 01' commendation and adop. tion. The culture of flowers does all these things, and more, and are they to be cast asidij as nothing worth !" Entrance to Mt. Auburn Many of our readers arc probably not aware that a nevr gateway and lodges "have been in process of erection at the Mt. Auburn Cemetry. They are now completed,- with tho exception ouiv of raising- the capstone of the gateway,- which will be done this day. The new gateway and lodges are similar in design, and correspond in si?e, to' the former' ones. They are, however, of hammered Quin- i- - - i i r . v iJ r r quarry of Octavius T. Koger d Co., the con tractors for the whole work. The capstone of the gateway is undoubtedly the largest block of granite eicr wrought. It is 24 feet 6 inches in length, ty 10 feet 0 inches in breadth, mcas. uring to' the outside faces of the abacus, and 4 feet tj inches iu height. The block from which this stone lias been wrought, weighed,- when' first separaled from iho quarry, 13U tons. Its present weight i Cm tons. It was transported from (Itiincy to Watcrlown, after being wrought on a carnage similar to tho.-c used iu moving the columns, and other large stones, for the new Custom Ilmisu and .Merchants' Exchange,' and drawn by -lo yoke of oxen. The lintel immediately under the capstone is IS feet long, 4 feet wide, and 4 feet b" iuchoa deep, and weighs '27 tons. (in the outside lace of thisjintcl is the fol. lowing inscription : "Then shall the dust return to (he earth, as it was, and tho spirit shall leturn unto God who' give it." On t lie inside fare of this lintc! is inscribed: " Mt. Auburn consecrated September 24; 1S:J1." The cost of tho whole work,' inrlgiling an iiou fence on each side ol tho lodges, Sofeotin length, will bo 810,000. Uoslun Mas. F.minr. Mathew's Tc.Mrnru.NCE Mission in I'.nglaM). yesterday morning the Kev. rather .ialhew, assisted by the advocates, paid and unpaid, of total abstinence from' all in toxicating liquors, rc-umed his labors on'the ground lately consecrated for a' Human Catho lic Cemetery, iu the Commercial road li.ist. The people again assembled in immense num. bers, and great anxiety was manifested on their part both to hear and see the man who has pro duced such a great moral i evolution in the sis ter kingdom among Ins own countrymen. Tho I Lest speech of the day was made by a privato' , soldier in the (Jrvuadicr Guards, who took the I pledge, and whoso language was really clo. queiil, and made a deep impression nn h'isficar , ers. After the pledge had been administered I to twelve batches of about 100 each, Karl Slanhopo addressed Iho multitude in a Jong speech. The noble lord was very warmly cheered at the conclusion of his sntech. j When the cheering hid subsided Father Mathcw addres-ed the multitude. In tho I c mrso nf his address he said he hid a brother J hs dearly 'rive I who was prop, i -ter of a largo u bt ntcry in Ireland, tho litre walls ot w Inch cost !)0,000 pounds, and ho was compelled to clo-o it, and was almost ruined by the temper ance movement in that country, and the pledgo which tho people had taken to abstain from in toxicating dunks. The husband of his' only sister, whom he dearly Inwd was a disldler.ind liccninc a bankrupt from the same cause. He was sorry to speak of these, things, but wl.e'n he was accused of being hist gated to do what i.o had done to enrich liiinsoll, he felt compe'lj. ed lo deny the charge. Ho said, "Come for. ward, my friends, and follow the example of that good noblennn, llarl Stanhupe, who look the pledgo with his more humble fellow-countrymen, and lojiitrv-woiuuh on this ground come forward and take the pledge, and you will never have cause to logrot it." Upwards of two hundred persons made their way through the croud, with the ni-s-stanrc of the police, and answered Father .lalhui V appeal by taking tho pledge kneeling,- in which they we're joined by a number ol well dressed pc'rsruis, who oWv cended from' llio platform for that purpose.--Father Miithew gave them his blessing, and touched them all. Hu then ascended the plat form again, and parted with Carl Stanhope, who proceeded to his carriage, and was loudly cheer ed as he druvo away. The proportion bf En, lish was greater on Monday. Upwards of 6ft. 000 persons visited the ground yesterday. LontLm paper. Ddligouro is thn m'sires of (-iircves. Con stantly pur. ui. ig his I i.U, iij ino-j, oirti r.fftrj'it cable i