Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, February 9, 1844, Page 1

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JP farm; fxtt fte NOT TBS O X. O H T OF 0 2) S A K BUT TBS WELFARE OF ROME. BY II. B. STACY. BURLINGTON VERMONT, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1844. VOL. XVII....N". 30. From the Ladies' Companion for January. TUB MEItRY SLEIGH. BT LIEUT. O. W. FATTtN, V. S. A Jingle ! jingle 1 eleir the way 'Tis the merry merry sleigh 1 As it swiftly scuds along, Hear the burst of happy song, See the gleam of glances bright. Flashing o'er the pathway white: Jingle) jincle! how it whirls, Crowded full of laughing girls I Jingle! jingle) fast it flics, Sending shafts from hooded eyes; Roguish archers, I'll bo bound, Little hecdinc who they wound. See them with capricious pranks, Ploughing now the drifted banks i Jingle! jingle) 'mid their sice, Who among them cares for me 1 Jingle) jingle! on they go, Caps nnd bonnets white with snow) As the faces swimming past Nodding thro' the fleecy blast ; ISot a single robe they fold, To protect them from the cold: Jincle! iinclc! 'mid the storm, and frolic keep them warm. incle) iinclc ! down the hills Ol'er the meadows nast the mills . Nliw 'tis slow, and now 'tis fast Wlinter will not always last. btfery pleasure has its time! Sparine will come and Bton the chime ! Jirele I jingle ! clear the way. is the merry merry sleigh I FortOAtario, N. Y., December, 1843. From the New Mirror. A SCJENE AT THE AMERICAN. Iti the month of May, and in the year IS, two young subalterns ot the army, bo'lh of whose names were printed in the Blegister for that year with T. D. affixed thereunto, had just completed their first Washington campaign. They had danced, waltzed, talked, sighed nnd eaten oysters, all in the usual mode and quantity had behol den with their eyes all the big fish, in and out of office, there congregated, from Gen eral Jackson down had heard with their cars the varied eloquence of the American Senate and forum. And when, at length, undeniable evidences of the rapid, insidious approaches of the seedy slate became man ifest in their " Wilton outfits, the scarlet and gold of which were fast changing to hues of raw mutton and copper when they had witnessed the flitting of the last gay belle to more genial climes and most especially, when they had looked their last at the last half-dollar of their summer savings and " pay now due" it was very natural that they, too, should wish to go a-field again. In jus tice to these young officers, however, one must not pretermit to state, that, in addition to their regular performance of all other luncttons oi me lilu capitolMi), tuny n.m rendered unto their country some small, and, peradventure, not valueless services, in the very faithful execution of curtain topograph ical drawings (very beautiful to be beholden) of plans, sections, and other details of a canal with feeders, locks, &c, hereafter, perhaps, to be dugout, embanked and built across the Green mountains, being a link of a chain intended to bind Lake Champlain to the Atlantic. They were again under written orders to the field, " Without delay," receiving, at the same tunc, a second section, accompanied by a poke in the ribs, from their gooci Matu red chief, which allowed them to while away a week or two, en route ; and a still moro gratifying permission to leave one set of signed duplicates a piece, behind, in place of sixty-two-fifty paid. " Shall we go to the City or the Ameri can Willard or Milford 1" " Toss up ; heads for Willard" "Tails it is; the American has it." We were smoking an evening cigar, chat ting of old times and gazing out upon the broad pave and its ever-moving throng. A fairy form flitted past our window, close to the palings, and, turning the corner, my companion caught a glimpse of her face. " Oh, Jupiter," shouted Lieutenant D., as he sprang up, through the door, down the steps, and down liarclay street. " Baby of Venus !" exclaimed I, as I joined in the chase. It was a long run, but we traced her at number four hundred and something Green wich street. " As I thought," reconnoitering the prem ises. Well, what did you think ?" said I. Why, that was Julia M., and 1 think I shall have to stay a couple of weeks here in New York. Wc were again seated in our old quarters, deliberating between stepping over to the old Drury and going to the Bowery, when a note was put into D.'s hands, the mercury who bore the same disappearing very quickly. " Do not attempt to see ran again, as you value your own safety and mine. I entreat, I command you." Julia. " But I will see you again, and that this blessed night ; or " ' Shall I go with you, Frank ?" ' No, no, my friend ; I'll go through with Cllii, God willing, alone, and then I'll tell you all about it. Good night." I went to the theatre. D.'s adventure, as he related U to me late that night, is as fol lows; " When you left mo to go to see Forest, I sat pondering upon the short, and no wavs sweet contents, of Julia's note, and I reflec ted much on past events of my life, not wholly unknown to you. I revolved in my mind the wisdom or the folly of troubling myself any further about one whom I hud some reason to believe to be as heartless a coquette as ever turned the heads of Con- eress, Army, Navy, and the marine corns1 To tell tho truth, at tho last interview 1 had with her at Mason's Island, that beautiful spot wlioro you and I had just passed so many pleasant days, I had inwardly resolved to cut her acquaintance from that moment ; and not having seen her since till now, I had had no opportunity of carrying into effect my lofty resolve. Quite the contrary ; the little witcu had gotten the start of mo com pletely in that cursod note of hers. 1 was sorely perplexed as I still sat chewimr :, m,l of sweet and bitter fancy, and also one of Mtiiord'i very superlative Turkish, shred, perfumed and opiated cigars. I found myself standing right opposite numuer jour nunarea ana wnaiever-it-wai, All was still and dark. No light, sound or motion indicated tho existence of any living thing in tho immediate neighbourhood. Afar off was tho subdued hum of the great city, gradually subsiding Into tho short inter val of comparative stillness which marks the short period of repose of its summer nights. Presently I heard the footsteps of ono ad vancing along thn sidewalk, and a dim form stopped at the palings in front of number four A slight knock, cough, and,ns I thought whistle. Impelled by, I don't know what motion, I crossed over just in time to bo ad mitted, along with tho other, into tho area. It was all dark, and we moved onward and then down into the lower regions of tho pro mises. Wo entered what I took to do a long corridor or passage, for our movements mado slight echoes abovo and around us, Our conductor's step appeared to me bo tween the unknown and myself. I struck my foot against a brick, nnd the blow pro duceed so lively an impression on tho very core (of a com) that I utlered an inverted blessing. A soft hand was upon my breast and thence, soon findintr mv mouth, it press ed that dangerous organ for an instant. I returned the pressure with my lips as well as I could, for the touch was slightly electric or galvanic in its effect. A centlo voice, in tho very least audible whisper in the world, said : Hislitl' I began to consider this an adventure a kitchen adventure, peradventure1, but ais- ser ante, as the saving is. ' itisht 1 don't open your mouth again, but follow mo and obey my directions ; for the present, stay where you arc. '1 groped with nivliand till 1 felt a deli cato little arm, which I very gcnllv squeezed, in token of assent. I was alone; whether on, or a littlo under, the crust of this earth, I could not tell. The atmosphere of this subterranean passage was none of the pur est, to the very sensible dampness around, I must ascribe the creeping chill which run over me, somewhat as the shower bath, but without its refreshing effects. The first ex citement of adventure beginning to subside, and (he dead silence in such a confoundedly dungeon-like place, were working a great reaction in my ideas as to the propriety of the step I had taken, and vaguo notions of what might bo were getting uppermost in my mind. It occurred to mo that I might have made a mistake in the house, or the number of tho street. Yet I could not bo deceived on that score, for my previous re connaissance had been quite thoroughly and understanding made, and, above all, who hut Julia r..J L- unci guide, perhaps protector, in that strange place ( I thought of burkers, counterfeiters, robbers, and other associations who might have established their den here, on whose threshold I was now standing. But Julia drove all that out of my head ; she could not be the confederate, associate not even the daughter of such outlaws. I knew or rather felt, I could not be mistaken in that voice, whoso clear silver, bell-like tones woio as familiar lo my ear as no other sound can ev er be. bo, on llio whole, mv conhdoncc and mv circulation returned with the warm glow of hope, love, and so forth, and I re solved to see this affair through to its end, be that end what it might, as become a man aiida member of the 'gallant fourth,' and, should luck favour me, to pass tho 'shank of the evening,' as they say down in Georgia, with my fair one. ' flisht !' again, right at my elbow. ' In ' the rest was smothered in that same, soft little hand. I knew it must be very, very white, so I kissed it. 1 You are very rash and foolish boy lo thrust yourself in hero; but there's no help for it now. You don't know what you've done, nor what may come of it, not what trouble I shall have to get you back to day light again.' 'My dear Miss Julia, I am in no particu lar hurry for daylight with you.' ' Hold your tongue, sir, and listen to me. They'll be coming now, every minute for tho next hour, and I dare not attempt to pass you out the way wo come in. There's half-a-dozen already in, and there's only one place the coal-hole.' ' 1 .io coal-hole V ' Yes, and you ought to bo thankful for a safe shelter from the consequences, to both oi us, ol your imprudence.' ' And where am 1, then V Tliern you go again. Come, sir, will you follow mo?' follow your said I, laying my hand on my left breast, Oh ! Julia', any where ' 1 My speech was cut oil in the midst as be fore, 1 saluting the cover, as usual. ' There,' said she at length, closing nnd fastening the door ; sit down, be quiet, and wait further orders. 'She was off. I was in tho cole hole. ' Through a barred opening I looked in upon a dimly-lighted room, long, narrow, and with a very low ceilling. At ono end was an elevated platform, with a chair and table, the seat being occupied by a burly, beer-drinking personage with a hideous phy siognomy, and tho many benches were filled with tho most motley-looking crow that im agination could paint, or that eyo ever saw, Soma were dressed in autiquo Dutch cos- iiime, witii pcaKcu nats, doublets, enormous breeches and huge boots; others were in com mon sailor clothes, with blue tackots and shining taipaulin hats; somo nondescripts with but scant covering to their dirty per sons, and a few quite respectable and well dressed individuals. The chairman, secre tary, and somo of those immediately around tho platform, had scarfs and insignia, resem bling, somewhat, those worn by odd-fellows or masons. I observed, too, as I ran my eyo over this mixed and novel collection, that a great proportion of them appear to be foreigners, for I could distinguish Spaniards, Dutchmen, Germans, and Irish. Near my placo of concealment was an old Frenchman who, with characteristic politeness, offered his box lo his neighbours, and took enormous pinches himself. lie had just passed it (! a spruce-looking, hall dandified young gentle man, who was leaning against tho partition of my prison, within two feel of me, Whethr er the youth did not take tobacco, pr that ie had more than sufficed for his weak nerves, I know not, but he discharged behind him, with a flirt, tho contents of his thumb and finger, and the pungent dust flow directly at my nasal organ, as if snuff, by fate, were compelled to lodge in noses only. ' Ah ! ch I o'er rush ho ! Ah r-r-rush ho-o-o 1' I never could snoczo without alarming tho neighborhood. Vatish dat?' Who's there V Drag him out I' He's a hossifer I knows the button !' Put him down the holler.' ' Sell him to the doctor.1 Hang the caves-dropper and spy 1' ' These, and other interesting greetings, were passing as I emerged flom tho coal- holo, dragged along by three or four power tui leiiows, by whom 1 was soon placed in front of tho chairman, and thus became the focus of the concentrated glances of this band of desperate and powerful looking men. ' A slight figure, wrapped in cloak and hood, glided noiselessly into the apartment, mid coming up behind the chair, whispered to mv burly Incnd who occupied it. 1 He shook his head. Another whisper another shake. mr I'resident, that nr teller s a spy, cotch in tho tact. 1 demand hexecution.' 1 A dozen voices seconded the motion. 1 Put him down the holler !' roared the judge. Mercy, mercy,' screamed my beloved Julia, falling on her knees. Every hand, or rather, every pair of hands in the room seemed extended towards me, and already I felt the rudo grasp of some dozen or two, who were about proceeding to execute the sentence upon me. 'Ho! stand back there; you ruffianly scoundrels,' I exclaimed, suddenly throwing off the gripe of those nearest to me, and, at the same time, drawing my famous couteau lrom my bosom ' There I stood, right in the middle of the floor, several gentlemanly persons smiling wg at i ar,d j me, several waiters giggling behind me Alilford's honest lace right in front.' ' You've been walking in your sleep, Mr. D.' said he- I rather think I have," said I, rubbing my eyes, and recovering tho uso of my sen ses. Before ten tho next morning we landed at at the Point, and took one of Cozzens' most luxurious rooms. As wo expected, the next day brought the daily papers, in one of which was the anccdoto of a queer event at the American. n. ny 'lin'l trivo my nam, in ttip puKl t huii; HEROISM OF ELIZABETH ZANE. AT THE SKIGT, OP TOUT lir.NltV. At the break of dav on th 27lh Septem ber, 1777, tho commandant wishing to de- patch expresses to the nearest settlements, sent a man accompanied by a negro, out of (ho foil to bring in somo horses, which had been loose the day before to graze on thn bank of the creek. While these men were passing through the corn field south of the fori, they encountered a party of six Indians, one of whom raised his firelock and brought the white man to the ground, Tho negro. seized with alarm, turned about and fled to the fort, which he succeeded in entering with out being pursued or molested by the enemy. As soon as tho negro related his story, the colonel despatched Capt. Samuel Mason, with fourteen men, to dislodge the six Indians lrom tho corn Held. Uapt. Mason with his party marched through the field, and arrived almost on the bunk of the creek without find ing the Indians, and had already commenced a retrogrado movement, when he was sud denly and furiously assailed in front, flank, and rear, by the whole of Giriy's army. The captain rallied his men from tho confu sion produced by this unexpected demonstra tion ot tho enemy, and instantly compre hending the situation in which he was placed, gallantly took the lead and hewed a passago through the savage phalanx that opposed him. In this desperate conflict more than half the little band were slain, nnd their leader se verely wounded. Intent on retreating back to the fort, Mason pressed rapidly on with the remnant of his command, the Indians fol lowed closely in pursuit. Ono bv one of these devoted soldiers fell at tho crack of the enemy's rifle. An Indian, who eagerly pur sued captain Mason, at length overtook him ; and to make suro of his prey, fired at him from tho distance of five paces ; but the shot, although it took clfeci, did not disable the captain, who immediately turned about, and hurling his gun at the head of ins pursuer, fel led him to the earth. The fearlessness with which this act was performed, caused an in voluntary dispersion of tho gang of Indians who led the pursuit ; and Mason, whose ex treme exhaustion of physical powers prevent ed him from reaching tho fort, was fortunate enough to hide himself in a pile of fallen tim ber, where ho was compelled to remain to tho end of the seige. Only two of his men sur vived the skirmish, and they, like their lead er, owed their safety to tho heaps of logs and brush that abounded in the corn field. As soon as the critical situation of captain Mason became known at tho fort, Capt. "Ogle with twelve volunteers from tho garrison, sallied forth to cover his retreat. This noble. self-devoted band, in their eagerness to press lorward to tho relief ol their lellow-soldiers, fell into an ambuscade, and two thirds of their number were slain upon the spot. Sergeant Jacob Ogle, though mortally wounded, man aged to escape with two soldiers into the woods, while captain Oglo escaped in anoth er direction and found a placo of conceal ment, which, like his brother officer, captain Mason, ho wus obliged to keep as long as tho scigo continued. Immediately after tho de parture of captain Ogle's command, thrro new volunteers left tho fort to overtako and reinforce him. These men, however, did not reach tho corn field until tho bloody scene had been enacted, and barely found timo to return to tho fort, before the Indian host ap peared before it. The enemy advanced in two ranks, in open order their left flank reaching to tho river batik, and their right oxtonding into the woods, as far us the eve ' could reach. As the three volunteers were about to enter tho gate, a few random shots were fired at them, and instantly a loud whoop arose on the enemy's left flank, which pas scd, as if by concert, along the line, to the extreme right, until the welkin was filled with a chorus of tho most wild nnd startling char acter. This saluto was responded to by a few well-directed rifle shots from the lower block-houses, which produced a manifest con fusion in the ranks of the beseigers. They discontinued their shooting and retired a few paces, probably to await tho coming up of their right flank, which, it would seem, had been directed to make a general sweep of the bottom, and then approached to a stockade on the eastern side. At this moment tho garrison of Fort Hon ry numbered no more than twelve men nnd boys. The fortunes of tho day, so far. had been fearfully against them : two of their .best officers, and more than two-thirds of their original force were missing. The ex act fate of their comrades was unknown to them, but they had every reason to appro hend that they bad been cut to pieces. Still they were not dismayed their mothers and sisters, wives and children, were assembled around them they had a sacred charge to protect, and they resolved to fight to tho last extremity, and confidently trusted in Heaven lor the successful issue of tho combat. When the enemy's right flank came up. Girty changed his ordor of attack. Parties of Indians were placed in such of tho village houses as commanded a view of tho block houses ; a strong body occupied tho yard of Hibenezcr Aanc, about fitly yards lrom the fort, using a nailing fence as a cover, while the greater part wore posted under cover in the edge of the corn field, to act offensively or serve as occasion might renuirc. These dispositions having been made, Girty, with a white flag in his hand, appeared at the win dow of a cabin, nnd demanded the surrender of the garrison in the namo of his Britannic majesty. He read tho proclamation of Gov ernor Hamilton, nnd promised them protec tion if ihcy would lay down their arms and swear allegiance to the British crown, warned them to submit peaceably, and He ad- mitted his inability to restrain the passions of ins warrior. when they once becapic excited with the strife of battle. Colonel Shepherd promptly told him, in reply, that the garri son would never surrender to him, and that lie could only obtain possession of the fort when there remained no longer an American soldier to clufund it. Girty renewed his proposition, but before he finished his har ranguu a thoughtless youlh in ono of tho block houses fired a gun at the speaker, and brought the conference to an abrupt termination. Uirty disappeaied, a s uln, r,r,., ,: utes the Indians opened the siege by a gene ral discharge of rifles. It was yet quite early in the morning, the sun not having appeared above the summit of Wheeling lull, and the day is represented to have been ono of surpassing beauty. The Indians, not entirely concealed from the view of tho garrison, kept up a brisk fire for tho spaco of six hours without much intermission. The little garrison, in snite of its hclcrope- nous character, was, with scarcely an excep tion, composed of sharp-shooters. Several of them, whose experience in Indian warfare gave them a remarkable degrco of coolness anu seit-possession in tho lace ot danger, in fused confidence into the young; and, as they never fired at random, their bullets, in most cases, took effect. The Indians, on

the contrary gloated with their previous suc cess, their tomahawks reeking with the blood of Mason's and Ogle's men, and all of them burning with impatience to rush into tho fort and complete their work of butchery, dis charged their guns against the pickets, the gates, the logs of the block-houses, and eve ry other object that seemed to shelter a white man. Their fire was thus thrown away. At length some of their most daring warriors rushed up close to the block-houses and at tempted lo make suro work by firing through the logs ; but these reckless savages receiv ed from the well directed rifles of the fron tiersmen tho fearful reward of their temerity. About one o'clock tho Indians discontinued their fire and fell back against tho base of the hill. The stock of gunpowder in tho fort hav ing been nearly exhausted, it was determin ed to seize the favorable opportunity offered by the suspension of hostilities, to send for a keg of powder which was known to bo in tho house of Ebenezcr Zane, about sixty yards from tho gate of the fort, Tho person exe cuting this service would necessarily expose himself to the danger of being shot down by tho Indians, who were yet sufficiently near to ouserve every thing that transpired about the works. Tho colonel explained the mat ter to his men, and, unwilling to order ono of them to undertake such a desperate enter prise, inquired whether any man would vol unteer for the service. Three or four young men promptly stepped forward in obedienco to tho call. Tho colonel informed them that the weak statu of the garrison would not jus tify tho absence of more than ono man, and that it was for themselves to decide who that person should be. The eagerness felt bv each volunteer to undertako tho honorable mission, prevented them from making tho arrangement proposed by tho commandant ; and so much timo was consumed in tho con tention between them that fears began to arise that the Indians would ronew tho attack beforo the powder could bo procured. At this crisis, a young Indy, tho sister of Ebcne znr and Silas Zano,came forward and desir ed that sho might bo permitted to execute tho service. 1 Ins proposition seemed so extravagant that it met with n peremptory refusal ; but sho instantly renewed her peti tion in terms of redoubled earnestness, nnd all the remonstrances of tho colonel and her relatives failed to dissuado her from her hero ic purpose. It was finally represented to ner that either ol the young men, on account of his superior fleetnoss and familiarity with scenes of danger, would bo mora likely than herself to do tho work successfully, (she re plied, that tho danger which would attend the enterprise, was the identical reason that in duccd her to offer her services ; for, as the garrison was very weak, no soldier's life should he placed in needless jeopardy, and that if she were to fall, her loss would not be felt. Her petition wis ultimately granted, and the gato opened for her to pass out. I no opening ol tho gato arrested the atten tion of several Indians who wcro straggling through the the village. It was noticed that their eyes were upon her ns she crossed tho open spaco to reach her brother's house ; but seized, perhaps, with asuddedfreak of clem ency, or believing that n woman s 1 1 to was not worth a load of gunpowder, or influenced by somo other unexplained motive, they permitted her to pass without molestation. When she reappeared with the powder in her arm's, the Indians, suspecting, no doubt, tho character of her burden, elevated their firelocks and discharged a volley at her ns she swiftly glided towards the gate; but the balls all flew wido of the mark, and the fear less girl reached the fort in safety with her prize. Tho pages of history may furnish a parallel to tho noblo exploit of Elizabeth Zane, but an instanco of greater self devo tion and moral intrepidity is not to be found anywhere. DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH. A historical romance, lately published in London, closes with the following striking scene, in winch tho reader is introduced to the death bed of Queen Elizabeth. Her Majesty has summoned Lucy Fenlon to wait upon her. Thn scene is powerful and melo dramatic : Tho Queen lay in her bed ; sho had or dered her attendants not to draw the curtains over her windows, and she watched the leaf less trees waving to and fro before them, and the ruddy flame of her fire dancing upon tho tapestry. Elizabeth had sunk into that par tial torpor in which, though (lie mind has not altogether yielded to the influence of sleep, the memories, the visions that pass over it, have the indistinctness of a dream. A long train ol shadows flittered before the mental eye of Elizabeth ; there was the fair face of Gertrud Harding and another face as fair : the features too of the ill-fated Essex rose to blight her in her sleep ! but ever wcro those female faces present, even when tho others d passed away. Suddenly Elizabeth star ted up she was wide awake, but an unut terable hoiror had seized upon her soul; any thing to escape from that bed ; and when her dismal shriek had summoned her atten dants to her apartment, they found her stand ing in her night dress on the floor, her hands clenched, her eyes fixed as in a convulsion, and specks of foam upon her parted lips. It was a frightful spectacle, the strongly mark cd but withered features and stony blue eyes oi mo miserable uuccn. But what needs it to prolong tho descrin- lion of scenes so horrible ; the struggles of a soul which had used its greatness fo destroy ; and which, summoned lo quit that world' it hath too much loved, shrunk from tho con templation of lis past career. So entreaties could prevail upon the wretched Queen to return to her bed : she raved, screamed, and wept at the proposal. Cushions were brought, and upon them she was extended ; bitterly bemoaning her mis erable fate, and refusing all refreshment and consolation. Who does not know that for ten davs the unhappy Queen thus remained, still refusing to enter her bed. The Bishon. and the Lords of the Council, alike in vain entreated her to alter this resolution. To Lucy Wil- oughton, whom she still detained in atten dance, she expressed strong indignation against Secretary Cecil, the son of her old favorite Burleigh. He tellelh the people, Mistress Wilough- ton,' said Elizabeth, ' (hut I am mud ; but I am not mad ; oh, would to God that I were !' Gracious madam, bo comforted I' said Lucy, who was moved by tho pitablo condi tion of the Queen. Do not then mock me, fair dame, with such empty words,' replied Elizabeth : ' had thy poor cousin seen me thus, she had known me betler than to talk of comfort. Alas. alas, why does her face still pursue me i God knows how bitterly I mourned her fate: but it comcth, it comet'h for ever, and slill accompanied by another, which mv sou sickened 10 behold.' Whilu Elizabeth'snoke. entered Sir Robert Cecil, with the Lord Admiral, a relation of the Queen : they caino to entreat that sho would suffer herself to bo convoyed to bed. Elizabeth looked round shuddering at her costly couch. ' Oh, never, never !' "sho ex claimed. ' Oh, Cecil, if thou hadst seen thero what I have seen, thou wouldst not drive thy mistress to that couch of horrors 1" What lias your Grace there beheld V said Cecil ; ' have you seen tho dwellers of anoth er world ?' ' Nay !' answered Elizabeth. assuredly that is an idle question, and beneath our no tice.' In sooth your Grace must retire to bed.' persisted Cecil, if it bo but to satisfy the affection of your people !' At these words, the embers of an almost extinguished fire again blazed in the heart of Elizabeth, and lighted up her worn features with something of the dignity of old : sho raised herself on her cushions. 'Must !' shu exclaimed ; ' is must a word lo be addressed to princes V Littlo man, littlo man, thy father, if ho had been alive. durst not have used that word. But alas I alas !' continued tho Queen, wringing her hands, and speaking in a lono of deep dejec tion, thou art grown prcsomptious, bocausu thou knowest that I shall die !' Good madam, bo comforted,' said the Lord Admiral, again approaching tho Queen. Sho again raised herself with Lucy's assis tance, and grasping him by tho hand, sho looked him pilcously in the face, then burst ing into tears, sho exclaimed ' My Lord, my Lord, I am lied with an iron collar about my neck ; I am tied fust, and the case is al tered with me!' From this timo tho Queen gradually sunk, falling into a lethargy which released her from those menial torments which it had wrung the compassionate heart of Lucy to behold ; dtuing this lethargy sho was placed in her bed. As her end was now evidently fast approaching, the Lord- Keener, tho Ad miral, and the Secretary Cecil, wero deputed by tho Council lo learn Elizabeth's wil will. j.i m m.rt.i . regard to her successor. Lucy Willoughton, whom the Queen during her intervals of con- sciousncss had commanded to remain near her, stood by the side of the royal couch. The Queen took no notice when tho Kings ot Scotland and b ranee were mentioned by those lords : then they spoke of the heir of tho house ot aullolk, tho Lord Ucatichanip, the son of Lady Catherine Grey, nnd the Earl of Hartford, to whom Elizabeth had had always borne a strong antipathy. At this namo sho started, and the dullness of death seemed to vanish for a moment from her wild blue eyes ; while sho fiercely ex claimed I will have no rascal's son in my seat; none but a king shall sit upon the tlirono of Elizabeth 1 and who should that bo but our cousin, the King of Scots !' Sho never spoko again. From the Skowcgan (Me.) Charion. THE UNYIELDING JUROR. Tho story which I am about to relate, trans pired about a quarter of a century ago, in the vicinity where I then resided, and I shall giic it to the reader exactly as it occurred, without attempting to embellish it to suit the fancy of novel readers. The sulject of the story was one of twelve jurors, who wcro called upon to decide an im portant case, upon which tho feelings ot the community were unusually excited, and almost every one hid their mind previously made up as to how it ought to be derided. In the month of July, a-Iittle girl in the town of S , in this .State, waa bunt by her mother to carry her Minor s dinner, who was falling trees about a ": It"" V"a W:is "0VCr, rZ: I1 and wide, and almost every Dcrson for many miles round went to search for the lost child. And though diligent search was make far and near, in the woods and in thn rivers, no trace o( the child or any of her clothes could bo found.! 'ni.f. . . i-. ... , . I I'his led to different coniectures in regard to what could haio become of her, and some thought she must have been stolen and carried oIK It was soon reported, that about the timo this child was missing, or soon after, a man was travelling with a little girl of about the age in another part of the State. It was decided by tho neighbors that the father of the Jost child must go to the luwii ui ii , wnere me cnuu was ten lur a short time, and see if it was his. After travel- ling some 70 or 60 miles, he arrived at tho house where tho child was left, stopped a few minutes was satislieu the child was not his, and return ed home. Uut the neighbors wero not to be convinced so easily. They sent and had the child brought to the town of S , in order to bo satisfied, for it might he that the father would not know his own child, after.a space of two or three months. Tho father of tho child followed weeping like l'hatiel after his wife, when King David sent and took her from him, hut this was no proof, that the child was really his own. On the arrival of the child thero was a general rush to see it, and tho excitement was tremen dous. The question now was whether it was, or was not the lost child. I was told at the time, by credible people who wero present, that, mw wiiuu upijuareu io oo porlocllv at Home, that sho told what play things belonged to her, and what belonged to her brother ; that sho went up chamder to a box, and among other things that belonged to her, tool; out a doll and told who cave it ta her : ihnt slm wont intn tlio garden and picked nut such flowers as had been called hers beforo she was carried of!) and also such as had belonged to her brother, nnd tnanv other things without making a single mistake, although not prompted in the least. All this Him.- ii ui)ear so conclusive to the minds ot the npnnln tli!it i, ..nnl.l l.n .... ...1 .1 .1.. child, that among hundreds who flocked to sec .nut i. buillU UU llll UlllUI 111.111 L 111! Ill.SL her there was hut one or two who doubted it. Thero was a session of tho Supreme Court in tho County at tho time or immediatulv aflnr. and the father of the child was arreted upon the charge of man. stealing, and brought to tria'. The excitement all over the Country was equal to tho .Miller excitement. The trial ol the man-stealer was the topic of conversation with every one. The trial la.ited several dav. and every one returning from Court had some question to answer every moment about the trial Every ono was satisfied that the prisoner was guilty, but the fear was that by some crook of tho law he might got clear. And if he 4101W not be convicted would the child be torn from its dear mother and given to tho prisoner .' All the circum.-tances related above, were sworn to 111 court. Tho mother of the lost child testified that sho had the same affection for that ono the had for tho rest of her children. It was proved also that the oris nier had been in that vicimtv the day before the child was missing, and tha't lie then had 110 child with him. On the other hind it was proved that the prisoner was in Wallliam, Mass., at the time the child was lost, that he had the child with him. The witness was asked by the judge how he knew this to be the same child 1 He replied that the prisoner and tho child then in court, stop, ped at his house a day or two, that ho talked ol taking tho child to live with him in his family, and of course took particular notice of it. I'lie Judge evidently doubted the story, as it conllict- eu witii tno otner testimony, anil he sternly re peated the question, 'how do you Air t lis to be tho same child !' 'Ily the sense of seeing, your honor,' was tho prompt reply. t nun mo jury ruureu nicy couiu not agree upon a verdict. Eleven were for convicting the prisoner, but one was so obstinate that he would not be convinced, conclusive as the evidence appeared to his fellows. This brought down upon his head the censure of all concerned, ex cept tho poor prisoner anil one or Hvo officers ol the court. 'Tho man. stealer must be kept at the expence of tho State until iwchc honest men can bo found lo decide impartially,' was every whero thn cry. However, tho unvieldiii" juror was sulleroil to return peaceably to his homo without being molested, much as the feelings of tho community were excited against him. It was not long bolore a re-acti..ii began 70 be felt. Tho unyielding juror was more lor til 0 than most men who hao tho honesty anJ independence to dissent from th) opinions of the multitude. Tho obloquy and odium which he- had called down upon Ins head by doing what he believed to ho his duly, soon Lolmii tu sub side, and 'the sober cerond thoughts uf the poo. pie, 10 piaco tilings in a ililterent light. It began to bo whispered round that it was not bo certain that this was the sauio child after all, It was said that this child was a very active, intelligent child, win u the lost ono was quite tho rovers'-, as was also the other children ol the family. It was hinted also tint instead of being so well acquainted with tho affairs of the hoiiso when brought lo h , there was somo pains taken to prompt her. Tho gaoler ventured to let the prisoner out of gaol to do chores about the house, and when asked if ho Has tint afraid ho would "c him the slm. renlied. 'vou connot drive him away without his child.' Finally tho suit was dropped, the court bee i 1 110 Biuisfio'l that the socii u luttor Ironi h fiHli'iiun who rocuntly child belonged lolho prisoner, and ordered thojtook (it a lot ofYaiikt'O clocks to England, K.u, , ulrl.,Ko ,,. i0 ,iuyiuiiiii.s jii- ? I. T.. "","?. 'W,,'"UJ ( "ittmi"u ui uutw ittituu mi mum u ui man i ruin : , i .1 . being convicted of a rnme which must have,"1'0 '"ucl 1'ifenscil at this innovation upon been followed with very severe punishment. ' 'heir ancient customs. Jour. C om. DANA'S PRIZE ESSAY ON MANURES. Suction Second. Shovelling over the Compost Heap. The above remarks (Section 1st) may bo called our compost heap. It must bo well shovelled over. You must, reader, before you cart it out nnd spread it, understand well what this .compost contains. Now just let mo turn over a few shovels full, and fork out tho main points to which I wish to call your attention. 1st. That all plants find in stable manure every thing they want. 2d. That stable manuro consists of water, coal and sails. 3d. That these, water, coal, and salts, consists in all plants of certain substances, in number fourteen, which aro called 1. Oxygen, 2. Hydrogen, 3. Nitrogen, 4. Car bon, 5. Sulphur, G. Phosphorus, 7. Potash, 8. Soda, D. Lime, 10. Magnesia, 11. Alu mina or clay, 12. Iron, 13. Manganese, 14. Chlorine, which last, as we have said, forms about one-half the weight of common salt. And if you always associate with the word chlorine, tho fertilizing properties of com mon salt, you will, perhaps, have as good an idea of this substance as a farmer need have, to understand the action of chlorine. 4th. These fourteen substances may bo divided into four classes : 1st, tho airy or gases, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and chlo rine. 2d, tho combustibles, carbon, sul- Pliur, and phosphorus. 3d, tho earths and I mi'lnls. lime. chiv. mnnnesia. iion and man- ? j i 1 gancse. 4th, the alkalies, potash and soda. You may bo surprised that 1 havo not turned up ammonia, but this exists in plants as hydrogen and nitronon, o 5th. The term salt includes a vast variety of substances, formed of alkalies, earths and metals, combined with acids. Fix well the meaning of this term in vour mind, and j remember the distinction pointed out, that , some salts arc volatile, and act quick in j manure, and others are fixed and act slower. 6th. When plants die or decay, they re turn to the earth or air these fuurtern sub stances. Those returned to the earth from l.l ... l.:l. .1 . l r l iiiuuiu, wniuii inus is cuuiposcu Ul IUIUUIJ, . salts and water, is natural manure. 7th. Mould consists of two kinds, one of which may be, and tho other cannot be, dissolved by water. Alkalies put it into a state to bo dissolved, and in proportion as it is dissolved it becomes valuable as a manure. 8th. If then manure contains only water, carbon, and salts, any substance which af fords similar products, may be substituted fot it. Hcnco wo come to a division of ma nures into natural and artificial. Tho con sideration of these is the carting out and spreading of our compost. And wo shall first consider in detail the natural manures. That is, those which aro furnished us by the dung and urine of animals, and the manur or mould formed by the decay of animal bodies or plants. These aro truly tho natu ral manures, consisting of water, mould, and salts. This is all that is found in cattle dung. This being premised, wc may divide manures, reader, for your moro convenient consideration, not by their origin, but by Wo may divide manures their composition . . 1 . into theso three classes: tirst, tliosu consis ting of vegetable or animal matter, called mould : Secondly, consisting chiefly of salts ; and, thirdly, those consisting of a mixture of theso two classes. And, begin ning with the last first, wo will now proceed to their consideration. Section Third. Carting nut and Spreading. Tho general chemical information set forth in the preceding section, will be of 110 servico to you, reader, if it conducts oil not beyond the result arrived at in ihu close of tho last section, that cattle dung is composed of water, mould, and salts. You want to know what salts, and how iheyact. If you understand this, you may be able to say beforehand, whether other things, supposing their nature understood, can take tho placo of the mould nnd salts. ' The mould, then, of cattle dung, as all other mould, contains the following substan ces : The water consists of oxygen and hydro gen. The mould consists of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and ammonia. Thus it is seen that the mould contains all the substances found in the first class into which tho elements of plants wero divided. Tho salts contain tho sulphur, phosphorous, and the carbon, as sulphuric, phosphoric, and carbonic acids, and thu chlorine us muriatic acid or spirits of salt. The acids formed of tho elements of the fourth class of the substances entering into plants, are combined with those of the sec ond and third classes, namely : tho potash, soda, lime, clay, magnesia, iron, and manga nese. Hero then we have all tho elements of plant, found in catllo dung. Lot us de tail their several proportions. We have all that plants need, distubuti-d in cattle dung, as follows : In 100 lbs. of cattlo dung, are Water, Mould, composed of hay, Hilt- and slime, Albumen, a substance like tho 83.G3 14.10 1.275 .175 .14 whilu ol an egg, Salts, silica, or sand, Polash.niiiled to oil of vitriol, forming a salt, Pot,isli,iinited to acid of mould, Common salt, .05 .07 OS .23 .12 .12 Hone dust, 01 phosphate of lime, Plaster of Paris, Chalk, or carbonate uf lime, Magnesia, iron, manganese, clay, united to the several ucids above, .14 100 (To bo continued.) Yankcb Clocks in F.noi.anp. Wo have Vom w . - . . ,,,, that thuv ato vet so d at a fair profit. Tho native manufacturers

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