Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, October 13, 1843, Page 1

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ft NOT THE GLORY OF CiBSAR BUT TUB WBLTARB O V ROMS. BY II. B. STACY. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1843. VOL. XVIL... No. 10. A SONG. as si'.xo cv mii. ni'ssniL. "If I hod but a thousand a year, Gaflcr Green, I f I had liut a thousand n year 1 What a man I would be, and what sights would I see, Ifl hid but a thousand a year." "The best wish ynu could have, lake my word. Uoliin Would scarce find you in bread, or in licert lloujjh. Out hj lionet and true, and say, what would you do, If you had but a thousand a year!" "I'd 'o faith, I scarcely know what, Gaflcr Green u t;u JC, 1 siatcciy Know WllCfC ! I'd scatter the chinck, and leave others to think, If I had but a thousand a year." "Hut when you are aged and grey, Robin Rough, And the day of vour death it draw9 near. Say, what with your pains, would you do with your If you then had a thousand a yoir 7" sains, I scarcely can trll what you mean, GnfTer Green, For your questions arc always so queers But, ns other folks die, I suppose so must I " " What, and give up your thousand a year 1" "There is a place that is better than this, Robin Rough, And I hope in my heart you'll t;o there, Where the poor man's as great, though he hath no cs As if he'd a thousmd a year." tatr, From the Hoston Evening Journal. SALT WATER BUBBLES. BV HAWSER MARTINGALE, THE CATAMARAN: OR, THE FAIR PORTUGUESE. Sea-faring men sontclinies meet with sin gular adventures, and ilicso adventures al most always meet with an unlucky termina tion. Hence wo shall find that tlio perils, the hardships, and the misfortunes of sailors, form a far more prolific tlmmu for conversa tion, anecdote and story, than their good for tune. If success should always attend cou rage, enterprise and worth, sailors would ev er he fortunate, and tank amongst the hest fellows in the world. But it is well known that such is not the case. Jack is indeed sin 'unlucky dot:,' and takes lank accordingly. It is nevertheless sometimes the case, that even among sailors, wo meet with a man. who, by sheer good luck, has steered clear of the quicksands and sunken rocks in the channel of life, which have shattered many a gallant vessel, and wiio has been favored in an eminent degree with the smiles oflor tuno. Such n man was my old shipmate, Harry Granger. Ho never met with difficulties in the course of his life, hut was always the re cipient of fortune's favours. There seem ed to bn no occasion for him to plan and con cert measures fur his future conduct. Whe ther ho was reckless or prudent, cautious or daring, the result was ever the same, and most happy so far as lie was concerned. He was a fine fellow a tioblo-hearled fel low and a good-looking fellow, to and no doubt deserved nil the good fortune that fell to his lot. Such men do not always meet with their deserts. Harry Granger was the snn of poor pa '.rciits, who died when he was eight years old, and left him a poor destitute orphan, thrown upon the charities of, what is often called, a cold-hearted, unfeeling world. He was a bright-eyed, ruddv-cheeked, intelligent look ing lad, and Mr. Tompkins, a wot thy black smith, who lived in the village, and was n friend of Air. Granger, took pity on his des titute offspring, conveyed him" to his own house, and treated him like one of his own children, intending to give him as good an education as could be furnished by the dis trict schools in the country, to instruct him in his own trade, and put him in a way of procuring his livelihood, and becoming a useful and respectable member of society. Hut Harry early evinced a repugnance to learning thn trade of a blacksmith, or indeed any other handicraft employment. He ear ly exhibited a taste for adventure, was anx ious to visit foreign countries, and avowed a determination to go to sea. At the ago of. fourteen, hu left the house of his friend and guardian with a bundle in bis hand, contain-' ing all his chattels, and while his bosom beat ! high with hope, and his eyes sparkled with ' expectation, he commenced his journey to I the nearest sea-port. His intelligent lace, ' 'and graceful, but robust form,'"served as a. letter of recommendation, and without diffi-1 culty he procured a situation as cabin-boy on board a ship bound to Europe. He thus commenced his career as a sailor, and met with many hard Imffcls and hard ships' at the outset. But ho always made friends this was owing to his good conduct iund exemplary character and he never mot with any serious misfortunes. Ho had delib erately selected hU occupation, and he de termined to press forward until ho had gain ed tho topmost round of the ladder and stimulated by a proper spirit of emulation, with industrious habits, courage, and an amiable-disposition, it is not remarkable that he rapidly passed through the different grades of cabin-boy, sailor, second mate, chief mate, to bo master of a fine vessel, the ship Cune gunda, engaged in the Brazilian trade. Captain Granger was a fine specimen of tho Yankeo sailor ho was as brave, gene rotis, noble spirited a fellow us ever strap ped a block, or worked out a caso in traverse sailing. Ho loved his profession ho loved his ship and was faithful to his employers, who congratulated themselves on securing the service of an nblo shipmaster and an intelli gent merchant. Although an ardent ad mirer oftho fair sex (was there over a trucsallor, who was not ?) and fond of female society, which exercises u purify ing and polishing influence on tho char acter and conduct of men, ho was re solved to retain his heart in his own keeping, ' until fortune should so fur smile upon his un dertakings, as to enahlo him to bid farewell to thn ocean, and with a competence seek happiness in the bosom of domestic society, Sucli was tho character of Harry Granger, when in tho good ship Cunegunda, with a fine breeze from tho northwest, ho rapidly left a well known seaport in New England, bound on a voyago to Rio do Janeiro, in tho Brazils. Nothing material occurred in tho early part of the passage but as tho ship drew to wards tho equator, calms and light southerly winds prevailed tn it degree seldom witnessed even in those latitudes. A current, mean wliilo, was setting strongly to the westward and Captain Granger had tho unpleasant , anticipation of being back-strapped, as the phrase is -lliat i, forced so far to leeward as to be unable to weather Capo St. Ruqiie, in which case ho would have to proceed back again into iho latitude of variable winds and then by stretching to the eastward, and afterwards hugging tho ' trades,' try once more to reach his destined port. The dm egund.i, too, was heavily laden, and lather a dull sailur ; and our youthful skipper passed many anxious hours, until he took tho trade wind strong from the E. S. E., and saw that the chances wero in favor of his wealhoiing Cape St. Roquc. He tlitl weather the Cape, but had nothing to spare, and had to make several tacks along the coast before ho could clear St. Augustine. One morning, when nearly in the latitude of Pernambuco, while tho Cunegunda was gliding along with a fine easterly breeze, Captain Granger camo on deck about sun rise, and while the watch wero busy scrub bing and washing tho decks, ho went into tho forc-top-mnst cross-trees, to take a look around the horizon. Ho had been there but a few minutes, ere ho espied, in shore, appa rently .standing off from the land, a sail. He called for his glass, and discovered tho sail to bo a boat of small size, or a raft, with only one piece of canvass hoisted, a shoul-der-of-mutten sail. Tho craft appeared to bo steered wildly and he was much puzzled in endeavoring to conjecture why that frail vessel was navigating that rough sea, sit such a distance from the land nearly thirlv-fivo miles and running rom the land, instead of approaching it on tho other track. Ho was convinced that some extraordinary occur rence must have caused this singular pro ceeding. As tho craft drew nearer. Cant. Granger saw that it was a catamaran a class of ves sels peculiar to South America and con structed of buoyant logs of a species of the palm tree, cut in lengths of twelve or fifteen feet, and arranged in tho form of a raft. These kinds of skiffs are very buoyant, and sail rapidly with u free wind and are much used by the fishermen on tile coast of Rrazil, being often met with several miles from the land, even when the trade wind is blowing fresh, and the seas are sweeping over the platform of the raft. The catamaran, of course, from its peculiar construction, cannot capsize, and although a wet, is a safe and inUmMy enifortablu rrnft iii moderate wea ther but it presents a curious appliance, when seen on the coast for the first time, with its rude-looking navigators, generally half naked Indians or negroes. As the distance between the ship and tho catamaran lessened, Capt, Granger fancied that he saw one, and only one person, on tho raft and that person was arrayed in the fe male garb 1 His curiosity now became in tense all hands wero mustered on deck, and arningumunts wero niudc to board the catamaran, if necessary, and llius solve the mystery. It was not long before tho figure of the female was plainly distinguished. Shn was seated on u cliesl or box in an attitude of helpl essuess, and seemed, by her gestuies, to ho imploring assistance. She was evi dently unacquainted with tho management of the craft, which was drifting, or sailing about at the mercy of (he waves. The ship was hovo to, with the main-topsail to the mast then a boat was lowered and manned and in a few minutes, the catamaran, with its fair navigator, wus alongside the Cune gunda. Tho sight which was thern exhibited, cal led forth all tho sympathy of the young and humane American captain, and his gallant crew. The navigator of this little vessel was a girl, not moro than eighteen years of ago but of extraordinary delicacy of frame, and lineaments seldom surpassed in symmetry and beauty. Her eyes wero dark, and spark led liku Golcond.t gems but her features wcie thin and deadly pale and allhuugh they weie now illumined, by a smile of joy, yet it was plainly seen thal'the fair adventu rer liaU been a prey to iiitenso physical suf foiinjs. She was assistctl on deck, and received with much kiukness and warmth by the gal lant captain, who was able to conveise with her in the Portuguese language. Ho was much struck with her beauty, her votith, and tho singularity of her costume. Hit diess was thin and elegant, bettor calculated for a ball room than to withstand the rude assaults of the winds and waves. Around her neck she wore a necklace of great splendor, and her taper fingers wore encircled with jewel led rings. Her garments wero dripping with tho salt sea spray and her hair, glossy, and of raven blackness, fell imconfined on her shoulders giving her the appearance of a Sybil of the seas! Her strength failed her when she reached the deck of tho Cunegunda and she cxhib itcd great emotion at the idea of having been snatched, as it were, fiom tho devouring jawsof death. Captain Granger, with much tenderness, assisted her into the cabin and suspecting tho cause of her weakness, and the pallor of her complexion, lost no time in administering such restoratives, as he knew would prove beneficial in her case, and reno vato her exhausted faculties. He then learn ed that this lovely Portuguese girl, evidently educated in tho lap of luxury, and unacciis" touicd to even the trivial ills 'uf life, had been for ir.ore than three days exposed on tho open sea, and had tasted neither food nor water. It is needless to say that Cipt. Granger's attention to his beauteous passenger, whom ho had so unexpectedly (alien in with, were unremitting, but of tho most delicate charac ter. He soon ascertained that her mind was cultivated and pure and that slio excelled in those accomplishments, which are always regarded us an ornament to the sex. In a few days, her strength and her spirits wero much improved and although still delicate in her appearance, and fragile in her form, she no longer seemed a prey to suffering or disease her beauty was moro resplendent than when slio was first seen, for to it were added the attractive charms of health. When wo consider the forlorn condition of this girl, when first seen by Captain Gran ger, nnu mo extraordinary power of her per sonal charms, united with her unprotected j ion in iniquity, who wus desirous of atoning situation und tho necessity thero was that ho! by one good act for many deeds of guilt. should regard her as an object requiring the The wounded man uttered a loud and piorc orcatcsl kindness und attention on bin scream, and with u ronvnlsivn nxm-iinn in order to reconcile hor to Iwr strange and awkward situation on hoard a foreign vessel, among total strangers, with no coniiianion of her own sex it i, perhaps, not very extra ordinary that Hurry Granger began to cher ish for this accomplished beauty, feelings of the most tender descitption. Hut lest llieru should hu circumstances which might render a union with his charming passenger impos sible, he urged her to tell liim tho cause of her embarking m such a strange garb, on Hoard such n strange vessel, and on a voyage apparently without object or aim. She informed him that her name was Ma rio do Sandoval, the daughter of a Porlu gueso merchant, who during ten veais, had resided m Pernambuco, and acquired great weaitn. .one was an only child, nnu two years before, her mother, a lady of Lisbon, had lallcn a victim to one of tho diseases pe culiar to that climate. Revolutionary trou bles had broken out in the province of Per nambuco a jealousy was entertained by the native inhabitants of the Portuguese, in con sequence of thu superior intelligence, enter prise, and, consequently, riches, of those who wero born and educated in Europe, and be. camo residents of Brazil for the purpose of ;,.....:.,.. .1...:.. ... i.n.. i llllll VI lll .HUH IIU.IJJ illlrlirS, illlU, III lllil- ny cases, acquiring a fori tine. Don Pedro do Sandoval alarmed at the disorderly slate of affairs and the turbulent condition' of the populace, who seemed disposed to set at naught the civil regulations of the province and the laws of God. hastily converted his property, although at a great loss, into jew els anil specie, intending to proceed to Lis bon with his daughter Marie, in the ship Uo lem Castle, which was then at anchor in the outer roads of Pernambuco. A few nighls befoio the ship was ready to sail, a desperate ruffian, well known ut Olm da, of which place ho was a native, by the name of Pedro theSavago who had signal ized himself by sanguinary deeds during the revolution, and who had reason to fear for his safely dining tho temporary re-establishment of law and order, made arrangements to escape to M.iraham in a small coasting vessel; and he resolved to take with him tho properly of Signor Sandoval and also his beautiful daughter Marie, as a companion of his voyage and exile. lie lound no difficulty in procuring aid to carry this diabolical project into effect. In tnu still hour of midnight ho headed a gang of rufli ins, and broke into the dwellinghouse of De Sandoval, who, alarmed at the attack, sprung from his couch, and prepared himself, pistol in hand, to defend his properly and his life. His daughter wasin her apartment. Slio had returned an hour before from a visit to some fiicnds, and was engaged in the plea sing, but solemn occupation of looking over some trinkets and papers which had belong ed to her dear mother, and which she had pieserved with religious care. On hearing tho assault and the violent language and threats of the villains, she rushed terrified in to the saloon, attracted by the sound of her father's voice. The next moment he fell backwaid into her arms, shot through the head by one of the murderous ruffians." For a lime slio lost all sensation. When she recovered her senses, she found herself borne along towards tho water-side by two of the villains ; but the boat belonin to the coaster, which Pedro expected to find wait ing his pleasure at a certain wharf, was not tube found. He stamped and foamed ilh rage, being anxious to got off before the alarm should bo given and a pursuit take place. At this moment ho spied at hand a catama ran, belonging to a poor fisherman who was making ready for an excursion into the of fing at daylight, agreeably to his usual cus tom, and resolved to lake possession of the craft, and then convey his prize and himself on board the schooner. The trunk contain ing the specie and jewels was thrown upon the calamaran, and hastily but secuielv lush. ed to the platform. The terrified and tremb ling Mai n; was next dragged on boatd : tlm sail was hoi-ted, the raft" was shoved off, and thu t'eclio the . ivnge, accompanied by ;ii athletic seaman, who had aided him in the robbery and abduction, embarked with his plunder and Ins prey. Tim night was cloudy and very dark ; the wind blew in squalls fiom the eastward, and the waves dashed angrily on the rugged and extensive limestone lec'f, which protects the harbor of Periiambiico fiom the in Jo assaults of tho ocean. The fate of Marie seemed a terrible one, but inevitable. Shu could hard ly hope to effect by her pleadings the better feelings of tho ruffians, and induce them to change their fiuudlikn designs, and reslore her to liberty in safety and in honor. Nev ertheless, she instinctively strovo with all the elotpienco of a woman, whoso life and honor is in imminent peril, to touch their hearts, and elicit some expression of kindness and humanity. Slio implored them in thu most earnest and impassinnaln manner to return to bo contented with the booty which they had secured, and lain) her, fatherless and moneyless, on the wharf. Pedro indulged in a discordant laugh at the idea of voluntarily resigning tho beauti ful Portuguese, after ho had actually got her safe in his possession. He assured" her that if she did not-soon become resigned to her fate, and even enjoy happiness, the fault would ho hers and hn even insisted on kis sing her into good humor ! Bui his compan ion, a reckless and unprincipled French sail or, was not destitute of Immunity. The elo quent appeals of Mario and thu screams of thu terrified maiden when the savage Pedro proceeded to give her tho proposed marks of affection enlisted his sympathies in her be half and ho dared to remonstralo with his superior on the folly of carrying off tho girl, who would only bo an incumbrance, and might lead to their detection und punishment. Pedro, indignant nt this symptom of insub ordination, to which he was unused, replied in a haughty and insolent tone, which roused tho choler of the Frenchman. Both parties became dreadfully exasperated, heaped curs es on each other's head, and finally grappled with each other in a mortal struggle. Pedro drew his glistening blade from its sheath, and passed it through tho bosom of Ins rompaii sprung into the water, dragging with him tho ruthless and blood-thirsty Pedro? The ca tamaran was moving rapidly through thu wil ier at tho time and Marie saw them no more. They doubtless both sank beneath the surface of the sea and Marie was thus lefi alone on the catamaran I Her first sensation, after she recovered from the scene which had just been enacted in her presence, was that of gratification in being thus rescued from a dreadful fate. But she soon beeauie aware that the tafl was rapidly proceeding from thu laud, and us she diew towards the outer roads, the waves be gan to dash over her little vessel. She knew not the art of steering or navigating a boat, and soon became aware that her situation was perilous in the extreme. In tho morn ing, when the sun rose abnvo thu horizon, she could hardly distinguish tho coast of Bra zil. Tho waves were all around her not a vessel was hi sight and she seemed to have been preserved for a lingering and dreadful death. In a short time she lost sight of the land tho wind soon afterwards died away but a calm, while it lessened the prospect of ob taining aid from some friendly vessel, brought no comfort to her soul. Towards night thu wind again breezed up, mid the catamaran was driven still further out to sea and along the coast. All the next day she kept on the watch, hoping to seen ship steering towards her, but not a vessel appeared in sight. The third day also passed away without bunging! any succor. Her sufferings from hunger and I lliirst, ana exposure to the weather, were in describable and while in that statu of weak ness, agony and despair, il is strange that she was able, to retain her station on the catama ran, which was gradually gaining off shore, being on a wind, with the starboard tack on board but on thu fourth day of her cruise, her heart was rheeied by fho'sight of a ves sel ! She watched its appearance with in tense eagerness, until she sa v that it was ra pidly increasing in size, a sure sign that it was steering in the direction of her little skiff. Still she could not help entertaining agoniz ing apprehensions that tho shin would alter its course, or that the persons on board might not sec her, and tint it would pass on its cooisc without rendering her any assistance. iNoone, excepting those who have been pla ced in similar unfortunate situations, can con joint, of iho inmitiil agitation of thn hopes and fears, of the most soul-ibt;i',ir, tc:r-p-tion, which are experienced even by persons of vigorous frame, and superior courage and such a time. But she gave her self up to joy, when she saw that she had at tracted tho attention of those on hoard the ship, and that she would certainly be rescu ed from her distressing situation." Tho ship proved to be the Cunegunda and she was received by Capt. Granger with the greatest kindness and hospitality, us I have already stated. The sequel of my story is soon told. Gratiludo is often akin to love and Marie's warm heart overflowed with gratitude to wards tho man who had been tho instrument of P rovidence in resctiring her from a terri ble death and she soon learned to entertain for him feelings of a more tender kind and to respond to tho ardent attachment which he fell and avowed for the black-eyed daughter of Lusitania. When iho ship reached tlm rapitaloftho Brazils, preparations wcremado for the performance of the nuptial rites and soon before tho altar, the vows were taken, which gave Harry Granger tho right, and made it his duty, to pi tiled and cherish through life, tho blight being whom he met with on the wido seas, in a manner so stranne and unexpected. He returned to New England, with his lovely wifo, and her treasures, and bade adieu to tlii! seas forever. Fortune had smiled up on him, and happiness sheds an influence over Ills domestic circle. Often when Har ry gazes upon tho cheerful countenance of Ins nllcetionale Mario, his thoughts revert to tho past, and he thinks upon what slender threads hang the destinies of man and feels a conviction of tho troth that a great appa rent evil will frequently evolve eirrmnstun slanco productive of "tlm greatest possible good. IT Harry had not fallen to leeward, during protracted calms, on tho line, when bound to Rip, ho would not hive fallen in wiih the catamaran, with tho fair Mario on board, wiio like a benignant gonitis strews his pathway" through life with flowers. THE GHOST CHILD. There are thoso yet living in this very neighborhood who remember, and relate with an awe which half a century has not abated, thu story of Ruth Blaye, and the Ghost Child I Ruth was a young woman of lively temperament and great personal beauty. Wliilo engaged as the teacher of a school in the little town of Southampton, NII. (whoso hills roughen tho horizon with their showy outline within view of my windows at this ve ry moment) sho was invited to spend the eve ning at thu dwelling of onq of her young as sociates. " Several persons were present, of both sexes. Tho sun, just setting, poured Us soft rich light into Iho apartment. Suddenly,- in thu midst of unwonted gaiety, the yiiungschool-mistreiis uttered a frightful sluiuk.niid was gazing with a countenance of inteusest horror at llie open window ; and punning with her rigid, outstretched arm at an object which drew at unco tho attention of her companions. In all strong light of sun set, lay upon the sill of thu open casement, a dead infant visible lo all for a single mo ment, and vanishing before the gazers could command words to express their amazement. Thu wretched Ruth was the first lo break the silence. It is mine, m v child !' she khriek ed ; he has come for mc ." Sho gradually became moro Irunipiil, but no effort availed to draw from her tio terriblu secret which was evidently connected with tho npparilion. Shu was soon after arrested, and brought to liial for tho crimo of child murder, found L'uillv. und executed at Pnriemiiinli M II I do not, of course, vouch for the truth of mis siory in an respects. I tell tlio story ns 'twas told to me.. G. W'hittier, Dan. lie. New Wem .KittsM." Music and drawing taught here," us thu man said whon ho was pulling an ungrcased hand-cart through the streets, CONDITION OF THE LONDON MIL. LINERS. Much oh wo have heard and read of the mis. cry and destitution of the laboring classes in England, wo know tint when our sympathies haobeen to deeply aroused as they have been upon rending the following evidence, recently submitted in PtrlLimciit. From the "report and appendices of the childrcns' employment commission," presented to Parliament by com- pears that there are about lO.OOO milliners and dress makers in London. They commence the business usually at thu early age of from 11 to lft znA flitrinf. ft... t,n. : t A - -i - " uiu uuc; nuasuu I. u. mm. .ipril tu August, from October to January, tho regu. i.n ijwuibui nerK, -aian mo principal liou'-oiy' are on the avenge eighteen hours daily! ' Long as those are, Mr. Granger, the reporter, cttne. llti ll,rt,f ..r.'n.. I...H Sometimes filtyol these girls work together in rooms almost always insufficiently ventilated. Tlio sleeping apartments are generally over, crowded. In unu instance five slept in a single bed, and often ten in ouo room. Tlioy are chiefly led, a witness said, on cold mutton ; but tfiPV MlliSI.t rniwth' irt Inn l,r...w1 !..,,. j . .... . "ifcat, ju llllUUli Stimulants aie oMcn applied to keep ti.ein ' MlSS O' tlf Wilhncl.- ctrnx) .!... been a dre.-s maker and milliner several years, aim employed in several ol Iho London houses, is now in tiusinof-s for hersolf.1 statna ilm liours of work are unlimited. Tlio common Lours arc from fi . M . nil 1 1 1.,., I. ........ I,- niton Worked from fi A. M.. till 11 c. ,., throe months together. It it nut at nil uiicom. moil, especially in dress making, to work all ni'M, 'just in the drive of the seasun,' the wurk is occasionally continued all night three times a week, lias worked herself twice in me weeic ail night. Miss II. Ihkersays that ' On tho occasion of tho general mntirnin ' of his MajeMy William IV., Miss II. 13. worked without (;omgto bed. from 4 o'clock on Tliurs. day morning, till half past l()lin Sunday mom. ing: duiuigthis lime witnei-s did not sleep at all; of this she is certain. In order to keep awake she flood nearly the whole of Friday night Saturday, Saturday night, only titling down for half an hour to lost. Two utliL'r young persons dozed occasionally in a chair. Witness, who was then 'Z'J, was made very ill by this great exertion, and when on Sunday sho went to bed she could not sleep. miss, i i no os'.ati is intuitu ,,r nvt ...t milliner, states On snecinl cicninnc cmM. .. I """.ouiiii;uiilH lllUta general mourning and verv frequently wedtlui" , i,r,!orr It I., ll V f. .i.i..-, ,. I3 uvc to. mi UOIICUUIIIIOII lO WOri; all I ....... ..,,, ulniil, kiii, iiitu r night, bus herself worked twenty hours uutofu' Lis Fiench accent ho said " We fit twcnly.four for three months together, and this no ! the whole line charge bayonets, rush uL a tune when she wat, r,r.fjritf fr,.. ill,,..- I ,,;,. ,,, ,,,. ;.. .... and tho attendant remonstrated against thotrealinonUho recoiled. Me wi-lied witness to remain in bed at least one day longer, which the employer objected to, required her to "el up and dismiss tho surgeon.' The girls who worked at the great iiiuurniii" ..-,.., puuci niucii iroui unpaired vis. !","' .al"l.ol!,e.n b"-c"""-' wholly and incurably blind. Mr. lyirel, Ihu distinguished surgeon of the Ophthalmic IIospital, in his evidence, re lates tho following melancholy examples of the injury produced by this branch of bui. r.ess. 'A fair and delicate girl, about 17 years of age, was brought to witnets m consequence uf total loss uf vision. UocoiervwRs hopeless, hhu had been an apprentice as' a dress maker. iiiiiiieuiaie cause ol the dise.ifu in the eve was excessive and continual application to ni'a. king mourning. She status she had been compelled to remain without changing hor dres for nine diys and nights consccutuoly ; that during tins period sho had been allowed only occasionally to test on a mattrass placed on the floor, for an hour or two r,t a time, and that her meals were placed by her side, cut up, co that as little time as possible should be spent in their consumption.' lie states that he has often seen caeiof to tal blindness Iroin tho name cause. Mr. Dal. rymple, of the Moorfiolds O.itliahnio Hospital, gives similar evidence ; and, in one instance, succeeded in lescuing a young victim from total blindness (who was then compelled to work eighteen hours a dav onlv.i by a threat of mi appeal to thu Lord Mayor, to' force her mistress to cancel the girl's iduntures. I i:a portion of the . ' ,.,,VJ 111 lO.llHIMr mourning which is so perfectly hurtful to the eyes, is embroidery on black. A court mourn, ing is calculated to cause tho loss uf cyesi-d.t to at loat tliuiy of these giris. In the conclusion of its comments upon this report and tho accompanying evidence, the London Atheneim! noscries; '.Such is tlm condition of 15,000 of the inhabitants of Lon. don; a b.idy, moreover, so quickly mouldering away, that during a span ot ordinary life, foil two generations have past through the course of tjio craft and perished in its service.' This is a melancholy picture, and jet it is confined to but one sox, in a single citv, and to those w ho are devoted to one class of 'labour. How many thousand of fair and fragile frillies, tender girls and sickly hoys, piss away annually wretchedness, hunger and want, and lookin" eagerly tu the grave ns their deliverer from a fate, tho bare rnntemiilation of which inikuth Iho heart sick. lSustonlisc. in inu single cityol lmUon J living in a state of THE OLD SOLDI UK'S STORY. BV AN ItVC WITNESS. A fuw days since 1 stopped at tho public house in Colrainc, and while my hurse was feeding, I sat down in tho bar-room, and heard a sensible old man relate the substance of thn enrlosed account. wuimy uiu luiuiuuoiiiiry war, mere waj auunuuceu oy tlio correspondent of a point of hind on Jersey side of the IIudsnn,l'"ullSt'ocer', in a letter dated and not far distant from New York, which! New York, Sept, " Doling thu revolutionary war, thero wa wus thu scene of bloody conflict. There wero ntiout three hundred acres next to the river, from which the wood and timber had been cleared off: mid at tlm back of this was a forest. On thn cleared point a largo number of fat cattle, destined to supply the American army, were placed. Four or five miles distant, in New Jersey, thero were threo thousand light infantry, under com mand of Lafayette. I was ono of that do latchment. Our business was to see that the catllu were not liken by thu onemy One morning intelligence was brought into camp, thill several vessels approached and that a largo body of British soldiers wero landing. My regiment was ordered imme diately for tho point. Rufus Putnam, a nephew nf old General, was Colonel, and hu was well stocked with the Putnam mettle. He win a bravo officer indeed. I could nev er discern that he wus not just as cool and self-possessed when going into battle, as whon sitting in his tent. Wo made a hurried march, und upon approaching the edgo of the woods, the Colonel ordurod the adjutant lo gu forward and see whero the troops wero and what their number. The Adjutant soon returned, and reported they were forming on shore in three columns containing about one thousand ouch. " Then," said the Colonel. " ride back to the camp quickly as possible, and tell Lafayette to come on." When the Adjutant had gone, Col. Putnam rode up to my captain, who was Daniel Shay, of insur rection memory, and said, ' well captain Shay, shall wo bo playing with them until tho General comes." " Yes," replied cap- tilitl Sli:iu. J ' " Orders were soon given to advance to the open land upon the point. We now stood face to fare with our foes. Firing very soon commenced. The cannon from the ship ping in tho river poured forth their volleys ; and the small arms did fatal execution. Col. Putnam rodo back and forth in fiunt of the legiment, as calm as u man ut home though the balls were whistling about him in every direction. We worked very fast and fur nnu legiment made considerable noise. The corporal at my right baud leceived two balls through tho body and fell dying. I was young, and a dying man at my feet, bleeding and gasping, might perhaps cause mv color to fade si little. Capt. Shay stepped forwaid "George," said he never", mind it; I will take his place, and he was good as his wind, bit tunt: tltn mrttni-nPc nun inft iit-orl t ttt... was thu best captain I ever served under. IIu was bold and kind, I will give him his due though ho has been unworthy since, for . i " , , , . . , . . . we stooti siiouiuer to shoulder in that day ot Merit. I IV. l ln:irlmn tnu rum f fir. 00,1 when Gen. Lafayette, with the in iin body of tho light infantry, issued from the wood. never snail i lorget tlio tooling ot that pio ment. Wellington was hardly more pleased to see Blucher in the Battle of Waleiloo than wo to see our brother in arms. Thn main bodv Inrmwl :tt nnr, nitnti ntti loft T.!f:n'. . ' - w. .wi. L.iw . - . I., i -. .t tt t .VI mm itiuu lurv.aiu. nu was an elegant oi- ficcr-und never did he fill mv eves so on- is. ... ,i, i.'..t :.. - ... .,ual. .i amp - playing with them a little.' L-Jlaye le, at that moment seemed full of energy and fire turning towards the line, .....I ...til. 1 ! 1 .1 .? . t nm wiui ii kmiu unu uisi net voice. n arKe iiccent ho s;nd " Ve fire ! l.,... and drive them where "the devil drove the !, n Tlio pff.n ..ritt- .,.c . if i Ihucllect orht, presence and words weio astonishing. Lvery heart beat quick and lull. e did rush on. and such srntu. , ot cnrmipo mv fvi-c tw.vnt. cmv A i fire tt,n , , . - - . i . nisi mv., I'liimi lorcu cuargeu lo n could not stand against us, i f-, t .n.,.u ..u iiui.i , u-unercu u.e nanus ot slavery, and the extens.on and had Cornwalhs seen him as we then uf knowledge enlarged the capacity of free, saw him, ho would not have called linn ' the j men, bad no i hinge'ocLitircd in the arms br hoy.' As ho approached, Col. Putnam, said i "hich the different'. el' socety cumin; ho"' how dare you fire before 1 an ived ?' p1"'1' 0",-r While tho ariaiocracy ' ihu ' Oh.' said the Col. I ' tboncbi I would !. ' eo,i!ll.r' uo'''; l'r"?'eut!y t.M r.ed i . ' , a . mid tnu l'ou ipr f.iiv:i!f it shore; we followed them and drove them ! !a,C"'n '. ".1" ,Ilr"-vt''1 ,t!'a feudal array, in into the water ; of the three thousand, about I Zt viihl d'.olM Z, " 11,0 P3' fifteen hundred got aboard of .!. v,..-k I a r A' .... , r,10 Pu"' ' artillery; the rest weie slain, and most of them at the point of ihu bayonet. I have described to you thn most painfully interesting and huirid sceno which I had ev er witnessed. 1 neer enjoyed killing men. I fought becausu I thought it mv duty." DtrriNC Wo have heard a great deal about this filthy practice, much in vogue amon" l,tJ!es (.') in many of thu Southern States, but have never seen tho process de-cribed until wo met with the following in the Medical Journal : Tho toilet vocabulary of this country has be. cnuio enriched with the new and ele-'ant word " dipping." A lady or miss chew s the end of a stick until sho converts it into a kind of brush or ribroui mop, which she then pioceeds tu dip into tamii; with winch she rubs her tceih and gum". At first she pi esses tho powdered weed with a gentle hind, but becoming enamored, at last touches so deeply as to consume a boitlo of snuff in a week. Whole families and whole schools of girls are said, with a small number ot cleanly exception--, lo be given to this method of titillating their nervous systems ; and manv, bv the time thev nm full nrn-n h.,.i , , , V ., lli.u u-JUOiOU -o Ihomugnly impregnated with tha powder, that t'jeir apparel might bang in a hot ro.-m ail summer, without being touched by the moths. e know of but two advantages from this hab- il. IS!. It I11JV rmidtO- tll.iln in.n.-r ,1.1 , . . ,1 . t 1 f I ,.,-V. MI-IU1U III llU ureath of the o'.ner mx, whe begin thu use nf to. bacco with tho study of grammar. Ud. It can bo Hilda a s llli.-t it t:t nf .j!-,.,, r it into discredit) by Uipjo who are in af.hrt.-on nun ut.- .iiu iu.u uy a gentleman, tint lie lately saw a mother seated :it tlm i,ml la ,r i pirmg son, with an open dish of snuff im the ma lovuiuiiies, into which elie piuii". ed her "dipper" as often .n sho sH,ed; and when the tears of grief rolled dawn hor checks, they mingled witli streams of snuffcolored sail. Va Iroui lilt CnrnnrA nf t,n .., I. r. . 1 h.iril.Iiearted to condemn a custom fraught with p."01'. c"I"rurls ; Ullt "' a compelled to sav 1 , lt " ls 1101 wt,m"t "'any opposing effect. ",r inquiries into the disea-es of ih,. ff,v j - - ..v. ihuuiii. il seems tiard. hearted to condemn a custom fraught with uiu ooiiui, wo inve already coileited ry evidence that "dipping" i, the cau-e ofsouie and Ihu aggravation of many more. We mi 'hl refer to its effect on their breath, coinp!C7nn and cleanliness, but this wo shall leave in the hands uf the gentlemen uhu are iiiuii.'diatelv interested. i o V V in tnt; spy in Mrt. AiACRrim- llli f!.t : . ...... ,, njij'l-.lnillLU is urns announced by the correspondent of the National .Villi, Ui-JM, U, J3iJ. MncrpAllv Iind n full n,, Ort I Ol ) .j ,, u Uy ,,,,, hnue, to witness his debut last night, and there wero more of his own profession anion" the au dience than I ever hnforn kniu tnrrntlm-,. perhaps from curiosity to hoar the "readings" of Shakespeare, which Iho drop-curtain repre. sents Macret.dy as giving to the Muses !) The play was .Macbeth, and Mr. Ryder, who accom. pmics Mr. Macready, came on first as Macdull, and was verv w-itrnili m,..,!,....! t i-.t :. i .i f " "i-", ajijiiduucu in. deed lliroughout the play, as his playing descry. uroofaman." Xlnirnfiitu'i ir,,.., ...... .7. -.. iiu u u 1 1.1 v LuriL-ci :t(-in r. nnu fl l,,,n li.a .i .t ",'i'.ii.iin.i.- ufuuiriii thn"honsu down" of course. If., unto ,..m. Interview with the witches most artistically and tho witches did their beduvilmonts mnru aiusti cally than wo have seen them tamo before, and so of all thu lrn-1; :in,l or Macready is mister tu ' stage bunnes,'," and ...w nuv,ii oiiu MiinTiHiiueraries nail lieen uf. fectully cleared of their cobwebs. The play went on with a beautiful procestion of efU-cts, particularly uy Macready in his exits and on. trances, his salutations and utrprisos and lo the theatre-going people present it was an ox. ,....,., , . ,, ,,iMuntm.i curiously inain"ei timl nil ,.1a in .-.1 . . , ' . - , ,, , i , .uiiwiijifi and ali as clean and next as machinery, and in 39 1)1011117. Till! ntlnnliini .1....; I ... . i'" the . ... I a. , ,,,,5.,., Illn ,m. . applause grew less and less. I never stw so cold a home. The most Murmv and n msiunate ouiureaksof .MachethV mhnu ambition and 1 rmiiiirin uiitn ii,,,i,iinJ II. .1... . i v ..... .....Hu i nv iii umeir.ini.iiin i puppet show with an unexcited smile of mr- nriso. E-icli " point" the acter ,e wus look- -il at lik'i tho wheel o!" n clock tdnnvn p'eco ni"ai. There w.s ti l passion i,, the a idieiice, no illusion, no general interest in the proicss of :.,e ciury of tl- . ;. in r-ht.r!, no.-'i-. , .My own functions during the wen thi'to uf pnin ami niilioynrirc. Mr. Macreai'y h s.) accomplished an artificer in im profession, uery thing he docs ij go admirably 'slud.ed up" "Soworknnnly iho blood and tesrasre drawn'1 that a cold reception of en much puns seeirtt inot ungracious. Wi.en ha came in and pvd Ins homage to I lie King when he entered Dun.'3 clntnber t.t murder him when lie rere.i el the tirEt suggestions of crimo f om L.ov Macbeth I could hive shouted myself l.tiarso with admiration of the artist ; it was all dm, differently from any oilier man, and so ms.llfu, v in a high conception of tho character. Ciery sop he took on the singe was a separate study. IJ.ery look, gesture, inmctnciit was ronsum maio. Ai paiitoiumie it would have been ah solu'oly faultless. Ve, strange to sav, he wa lk tho stage like a transparent man, skvicing ml his analmny. He wants eloilnn wnh niJ(u natural fleh and blood. I Jim voire wan's na ture. It Boui.ds thy bieaking i,f crockery in a dry weii. lie fi-eli mi i.iitiii. and he moves none. What a pity thai schobrsli.D, stinly, Lbnr, patience, and lastu should fall slmrt m their effect of the most unlabored off-tltiuw. nig ot genius ! ..Ijcready's advent is the only news of the our. unless we htivn h.,,1 ., ..e which I beg lo t.ssuretlie " American" I nm not certain. Three times during dinner on Surday the persons at the ordinary of tlm Amur wero startled wiih a shock, mid all tl.o.-o around inn believed tiiey had felt an earthquake. I have looked in vain in the morning pipers for a con Urination of our belief, and we must wait till tho end of tho rnunlii to know whutiicr it was an "twtra" of the As!or and to bo "charged in ths L.,'?; Vll T,f YEK or T"c M"-: ' ?TAU "wut of Tin: rur.H.irr. It would , nave L, m vain that the influence of religion i :.. i ., citio?. the rude laborers of the v.ete una- ble ta resU their attacks. With the eec ' r l.. ..!. .1 I . r l . . " Miu.iiivn a: i in .v. w hn.M . .n 11 hi s early gave Uiuir mianlry thu firmness and discipline of veteran foidiflrp. th.i !?'"'? f P?"!1"5 w-ere every where crushed by tho s'.eul-rlad band- of the feudal nobility. Tho ,nsurrec,inns of" the Commons in Prance, of tho peasants in the lima r.f Uiehurd K, j Hm. land, of the citizens of Ghent and Le-r, m ' Flanders, anil otiV;, ...t-IVi . no,,.,,.,.. " r saw. At lirst the d" suppresteu Oy the superior aTMs.and steadi. meet us, but theycr discipline nf the rural clmalrv. "TJufV.-i nm! l..,l r,m i.",. I the d.scovery of Gumowdsh. ihis'.'fcUIi-o , , -.-v;v m-.iiiiuiii, iii.Tf i all Kunnr.i..,,,! !,. tlm 1. - - ,i,i cuuiiiii ,i, ,tjo..;iiu tt;iiui- , P''' - cuiiL-i ui iimiiery : defensive armor u-n.-;,!,-,,, a, ..,.! r J . Us insutneiency agam.-t 'hese terrible as-aihntf and the weight ot the iirii-tecracy wadtroy ed, by the ei-perionred ii,n,inv of its forces to coinlHt the discipline which laborious industry could bring mlo the field. The wealth of Finn, ders in vain contended with tho lances of France on the held of Hesebecque; but the armies of Uiaries halllod by the artillery ol" the United I'l-oviures. The barons of liichard easily d,-s. perse, the rabble who followed the standard of Wat l vlor. lilt thn firn i, f ll. l'.... t: 1. . , '."n-o jeoinau. I rj overcame the .-rpmlrons of thu Norman no. I bility at Mars'on Muor. l-'iro arm.- aro tlm l greatest of all leveheis; h!;o tho hard of death, 'they prostrate ntm.i'li- .,..i r .,. . . ' . , i "hu" tu nm poor, and the array of prmCes. Wealth soon became cs.-ential to tho prosecution of war, from tho costly implements th it were brought into the held ; industry indispensable to success, from the rapid consumption of the instruments of M.'.truct.on, which attended the continuance of llie contest. J.y Ibis momentous'e, new c omenta were brought into action, wokl. com pletely altered thu relative situation of the con. emliu ' panics ; industry ceased tobe defence. n?,,,,0'"0- C,'u!i' the means of protection; violence b,t its ascendency, be cause it w ithered the s.nsws by it was maintained. Alison. "a FIRST RATB. One of Joe Smith's holy clan, ns we sco by our southern papers, finding that the late disclosuu., ,, MoriHonism by IJenuelt, had IheefieeUiUhakingthe fiiith of his folluw ms, determined to set his brain io (,,! ,0 invent a scheme how to recover the lost con ti'Jence of Ins coimiior.nini. ,... ...i.... :. ,. - t -i'3i a may. l or his purpose, he procured a dove, ami taught the hud tofl.v to him and .-at from his ea. s. m which he placed the grains that serv ed tor ln daily luod. Having, as he thotHit sufficiently trained tho bird, he gave out that on the next Sabbath, after lecturing, he would prove by a miracle, that ho was tho piophot ol God. Iho timo cume lb.; Meeting. Houso was crowded one of's niiMiph islicalcd sons had been procured under pro mise of eternal secrecy to hide himself in the garret, and to lei the messenger of pearo fly at tlm word uf command. All was well arranged ; with a countenance lit up confidence of success, tlm Latter Day Saint began his exhortation ; pronounced Uenuct a scoundrel, liar and impostor; and, to provo his assertions, he, with u loud voice, called on Heaven to send down its holy spirit, j Ihu form of a dove, ns it appealed hoveriin' over our Savior when baptised in ihu ivur Jordan. A dread silent ,,, ,. , ,ILU Btl, eye was fixed with superstitions awo on tho excited ptophel, who extended arms, loudly called for ihu appearand) nf the Holy Ghost. i;;.iii. mm again no calleu, tiut still no an swer was made. At hist r..-,rC.,i ,i. .. i n , viHIlll lll'lt tut in- bernian agent in the loft had not heard him. 1. 1 ueuoweu lorth, ns Iiu frantically claimed his hands, nod nimniul r..... m " ly Ghost, appear!' ' U iiin lo ! and behold, the Iriihmaii's led pluV. protruded through tho crack of tho ceil iiif, and hit addressed the discomfited nroph et in this w Uu : ' Ai rali your reverence, how can t':o Ho ly Ghost boafier making his appearand 1 . Hasn't the cat ate him I'lltc. A HtNT.-A Leo papor spaka as follows of Ihu oul, thu collector of the Port of Boston : "I have had lbs pleasure of actinj w,th him in the tf tnm,,.... ... i .. , , , -;e, ami ni a nine, loo, when ho dared, for its sake met the frowns of la now.rftil twt-,i ..t.'-i t. .. . ............ ..v. HUE., mi ns bhiio meet lac Iroirns powerful parly with which he umt amw. te(L Complimentary, tbt, to the xrre.U Dumn ,.r,t. mV . w: J . '" otn. ... j.., v, mg iCaltwt Bulletin.

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