Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, March 22, 1844, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated March 22, 1844 Page 1
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NOT THE GLORY OF OX1SAR DOT THE WELFARE OF ROME. BYH. B. STACY. BI7RUNGT0N. VERMONT, FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1844. VOL. XVII....X0. 42. n v 1 b w . ' Kendall's Santa Fe Extcditiom. Tliis loitg-.cxpeclcd work, whoso progress through the press lias been attended with a vp ry gratifying decree nf curiosity, which we arc very sure will bo satisfied at llio same time Ilia' it is increased, by the book itself, was published yesterday morning. Wc do not know when or where wc have met with a more interesting book of travels, or one that combines in a great er degree all the characteristics which recom mend works of this clacs to permanent popu larity. Were it only for the piquant and racy style cf the mere personal narrative, this book would bo certain to become a favorite with the public: and perhaps to the great majority nl readers its chief .-.tlraction will bo the unfailing richness, the mingled humor and grief, which this portion of it cvorv where exhibits. The author, amidst all the scenes through which he passed -on the wide, unknown prairies, in the midst of savage enemies with deatli before him, in the depth. of suffocating dungeons, and amongst the leprotu ini.i.tcs of a Mexican Hospital never loses his courage or his keen relish for whatever is atnusinj mid humorous Through all the vicissitudes ol In Klrcnge ex perience his heart is light and hi temper cheerful. This is a kind of superiority more rare than that which 13 often much belter vaun ted; and vre it once contract a feeling of re spect and esteem for our author which never leaves us, and which imnarts to all lie dop- or eaye to every circumstance by which he is surrounded an ir.terest seldom felt except fur those in whom e Inve a deep and personal concern. This is eminently Ihe qiulity of t lie Author as well eh of liiH 15 ink. No man over wa in the company of George Willtins ICon. dill half nu hour without jnvnluuMrily enter taining for him a sentiment of respect and friendship, end no one lias ever known him long without feeling that sentiment e.xjnnd as the intimacy ripened. 5ut to the more thorough class of readers the took wo are noticing posses-os invaluable attmctions. Written in that frank, manly and independent 'style so peculiarly characteristic of its author.it embJ:es uultcrs of informa tion regr.rd'iig the ckorngrsphy and the physi cal history of the Republic of the Lotto Star, the character and halite of il population, and its prohjhlo destiny in the future, ul.tclt rcwlcr it one of the most vahidbl-j aeiwsinus to our Litenturc that has for a long time been made. There re parts of the hook ll.al no American can read without a feting of thame, thrw-e where the tardine-is with which the American protection i- extended to American citizen, abrmd is contrasted with tho prompt ami deci Eite HMoner in which a Iirituh sul-ject is re--curd by In nation from insult and injury ; and we trust that the statements and r flections in this port inn of the v.-oik will produce their prop, er erTsct in the quarter whence reform in this particular is to bo looked tor. In regard to tlu objects of ihe Santa Po Pv pedilion r.e learn now for the f;r-t time, from Mr. ICeudill's bi-ok, that Ihe ml purpose of JVes'dtnt Lamar wa, under cover of diverting the Santa Fc trade, by a nearer route, from tin great Missouri trail, to bring "so much of iho "Province of New .Mevico as lies upon the "Eastern or Tc.v.m side of Ihe Rio Cr.imlc: "under the protection of the Tevan Govern, "ment." Of this design, however, Ur. Ken dall was ignorant until he was on the much to Santa Fe. Ilia' olij-jc.ts were merely the legiti. mate ones of sport, travel and adventure; and lie slates tint his intention.-, were, on joining the expedition, "lo leave it ho fore it should " reach Santa Fe, so as in r.o way to cominit "myself; and ihon to mtko the eniiro tour of " Mexico visi'ing the cities of Chihuahua, "Durangn, Zica'e-as, Sin L'lis Pot -s , Guana, "juatn, and others on the route In llio ('.ipilal." 11 These intcnlians f(-.-ntlnitn Mr ir v r . 1 kmuwii man my imnusin .MJA-Uiiuans not onont whom tlium-lul slinulil in any w.iy eoiniimnii my. sell as an American citizen, or l.irlni my ii"lit to protection, by the route I projws.'il i irsuiii;;. "lly n ,a u, JiMiiu-Ji m ui WHICH J llltJ- Ciilltt S lay self at the time ii-ooranl a Aireigiicr is prohibited from enlerini" that country thronli Ihe territory ,il Texas; hut the only punisli miic f,)r the ollenc,! is bemi ordered out of .Mexico hy llio euirest mid. a penally which would have been vrf "TV itlinu'ty sub-mim-d lo by me at any inoincnt whi'.Jl was in llini country. H.ivin" msde every oilier prep-ration lor mv lour through Texas and .Mexico, I went, on the iiiornni! of iho 13th of .May, 1311, in ronipiny Willi James H. Urewer, l-.sq , to tlie ollu-o of the then Mexican Vice-consul at New-Orb ana, and ohiiiinc I ftoin him a passport, which iaic nio permission to enter, as nn American cilizrn, any place in the s i-called Iti publio of Mexico. Thus forliflcil, and wiili intentions the most pncific towards bulh the eoiinlr.es ihroiedi winch I was 10 piss, on the I7ib of .thy I nl7. from my nitio linil, in the steam-ship .cw-Vmk, Captain Wru-ht, for CSalviston. On hi ldm- adieu m my friends, I anticipated an cxaiui!; ml.j juicrtstin" tourof sunefour month's dinaiion, and expected lo UlCV't with the lli.ll.il il in. r rtint i.-,r, ... .1... usual sports to be met with oil iho borders and prai ries nothinr- more" 1 nes nothing more. We have made this extract for the purpose of doing a simple act of justice lo Mr. Kendill, whoso prudence, if not whose motives, have been assailed with sneers and reproaches hv those whokuov nothing of the expedition or lit iti objects or history, hut who, from an unworthy instinct, lovo heller to censuro than applaud their fellow men especially in cases where their superiors have been made the victims ol misfortune or oppression, Wo deem it right that the public mind should be set right as fist as possible in all such cases ; and in the presold instance It is especially desirable that tho hiS0 and barbarous conduct of the .Mexican Govern, ment, together with tho criminal pusillanimity of our own, towards American citizens held -.without cause or ofTenco in chains and incarce rated in loathsome dungeons bound with iron fetters in pairs and gangs and set to swoop the streets of miserable and semi-savage Mexican villages, or thrust into dcalh-engetidoriug Hos. pitala among tho victims of foul and infectious diseases should bo broadly seen and deeply abhorred. Much suggests itself in connection with this humiliating subject which lo-day wc hive no leisure for pursuing. We had hoped to havo enriched our notice of Narrntlrtortht Texan SanU Vt -.,:.in T. r ,i,m,.i, t...,. &o.. ih f:,or,. of the Texnns, and their .March as Prisoners to the town, Hit was learned, pious, rich, and re City of Mexico! with Illustrations and a -Map lly sl,m(!li, ami such ail offer was not to bu ret uroiners, vi uiit-sircet. Mr. Kendall's Nirralivo with a choice extra,' r two, w Inch would give our readers some Idea of the quality of llio work and sharpen the appe tite for l lie remainder: but we find tli" first al most impossible, and the last quite unnecessary. Wu shall therefore content ourselves for the present with the following passage, taken at ran. dom, which depicts the inlenso sufferings oftlie Expedition, nn a certain occasion, for want of food, and describes graphically, and from Ihe author's own experience, the sensation of 'Starv. ing to Death ' : "Here a scene of feasting ensued which beggar description. Wc had been thirteen days upon the rond with really not provisions enouuh for three, and now that there was nn alum l.ince our stnrvinu men at once ebandoncil themselves lo entin perhaps I -houl I rather call it t-orninndi7.ini- or stutlitiir. "Vo lis ihan twenty l uce, lit -.beep lind been purchased and dressed, ami every ramrod, as well naevery slick lint could le found, was soon traced with smokiiiL' litis and shoulders, liters and hearts. Many made theuiEchcs sic'i by overeatuie; but nn attempt to re strain the appetites of hilf-sinrvcd men, except hv onin foiee, would ho the very ertreuie of folly. Had the food been any lli'iic but inuiiun. nnd had wc nut procured an ample supply of salt Irom the Mexicans lo season I', our men imuht hive died of the surfeit. " 1 hive neter yet seen n Irea'i s or fliserinnon up on clamm.' to death I can speak.ctiiii,'- of pearly etcry siage except the last. For the first two days throimh v. Inch a sironijniid healihy man is liootncil tocxii upon notion?, bis sulli rums are, perhaps, tnore.icute linn in 'he reiiiiinitu stniies he fee's nu inordimtc, uuippci- ible crnvini! ailhestooiach. ni 'lit md d ty. 'Pile initid runs upon beef, bread, nnd oiher sutislantiil-'J but still, in a creit measure the body re tnin IN stn niili. On the tin d nnd forth days, bill cpecii'lyon Hie fnurlh, this incessmt cravui" sive pl ice lo n &:nkin- anil tveiki c-s of the stomnct', ne c.) npiiiinl bv mil. en. The iinf.irlnnilo sufierer still dc-ire fo d, but Willi 1 1 of strength he. looses that eiuer cratin-- lo h i fell in the eir ier stai!e Sli toll he elnnce tooblaina inorselnr 'wo of food, ns v.iocciiou illv the ci with lis, he swallows it with i w.ilfi-li iti htvi hut rneiiiiiiiilesnft.-rw.ini his snf feiins are more intense than ever, llefeelsns t In hid futnllowcdi liv.o lobster, which isclnwini and f.'ediu upon the tery fouudatiioi ol Ins c.xUtence. On the filth div his uhveks suddenly nppcnr hollow nnd ninkiii, his I nlvntlen nled, his color an ashy pile, and hi" eye il 1 cl 'sy, ( a mil) ilixh. Tlie i'il I rent pirts of the svsleni now wnr Willi each other The Moiiiich calls upon the lens to -to with it in que t of fio I : th' lens ftoni very weiknes, ref sc. The sixth div hunt's with it increased siifi' riiu', nlthoiiuli tli" piii2 of hunirer are lot in one otertioweiiiiL' l:oiii'r and "e'kness The head beeomeqei Idy the ubo.t of well-rcoicinbered dinners pis in hideous proc, s-ion throuirh Ihe mind. The seventh div enine, b'iniruiL' increased ni tide nnd further pros tration of streux'lli. The arms Inn.' Iisileslt', the legs dra; heavily. The desire for food i still lull, in a degree, but it must be hrouL'bt, not soiicht. The inirnble temmtit of life winch still hmas to the nfT-rp i i buiden atmosl loo rievou to be borne; yet h.s inherent Inve of existence induces a desire siill to preserve it if it can be ived wiihont a tax up on bodily ex, rlion. The mind wanders. Al one mo'tteut he thinks his wciry limbs cannot suMnm him a mile Ihe next, he is endowed with nnnaliirnl -.trenclK and if there be n rerminly of relief before bin, ilisb-s bravely nnd sironaly nnwnid, vvou-denii- wtu-nce proceeds this new and sudden im pu'se. l-'nrth-r thip this my expetiencc runneth not. The render ony think I hive dr.iwi i laney sketch that I Inve cilo-cd the pi -lure mo hisrhlv : now, wlnl" I sincerely trust lie may never be in a situition to le I its t r il ft from leluil excellence, I would in nil sober tinu.iic.- s iv to him, tint many of iho s. nsiti ms 1 Inve just (!, sedlie.I Inve mv self ee rieneed. nnd S I did l'i" niiiety-5 nl-ris'it persons who were with nie from the nine whei we firt entered the crand prnine uniii we re-cned ihe tl tcl; of sheep, lo which more p'cisi.tj: subj -et I will now return. l'oa sxlu at IvDW.tr.cs'. LUCK IS Erar TiUXG. nV JOStil'II II. CIIA.NDMIR. The courso of trim Iovp, it i-; s.iiiJ, did iipv- i-ryot run siiioulli; nnd those vtltn li.it'it had expiMii'iici: on tli.i iuriiiik(! of thtt nfTeCliDtis, or r.ilher roilio,itl,;is it is soon i nn over, In-.ir testimony to the jolls, " riinniiios ol)'," nnd hi iNhiiitis ti,i;iivc, nl" which I In; poi'ls. spp.ik. U'p h.ivu nu urc.ii niMi., in ihi, linm of poli tics anil )ITlIexilifS, lo ll.lllllli; in " f.tnev stocks," iinil iisk our rpiiililion fur gruviiy"; yet lite illiislr itiou of nn iiphorisui iil'mlinil li'tl truth, in iy Im coiisideroil m-hsiiimIiIc, nut tli" nior.il (IimIiilviI It dim the illuslr.iliiui nuiy conipi'tisito sump lor I hi: tiiuit of rcidiug ii. I.i llio i',ir 1814 wo rpiiipuilier lint time well, lioc.iuso ii p ut of tin; incidents of llio story were omnecleil with a great evpnt, nn vent not likely to be fort-olleii woll, in the yp-ir loI4, n voiing miiii, who lo u visionary niintl, inula conspqueiit wnnt of i!iiiiluyiiiunt, nil led a most (li-!,ier,ii! afleciion for ii'youug Imly, (juiio too good fur liini, if his Ini.sineis iiifsuils Here iiluno consideicil, lint jul his uriteli, if c.infiiling affection, pui iiy of niintl, niitl inuiirciicb ot purpose, aro llui'rrw.ird of l.irgn piuloiviiimiis, strict integrity, and a de- siro for honest cuinpetoiico, without the means of iilituinino it. TIidih was no morn pleasing vonng man in Iho thriving vill.ign than llunry Br.iilfoii! J and every body uriied vviih his iieighbois, lint In: was tho must iigruealilti person, and Iho best educated about. Hot lio li, ,UII sltitly law, he despised medieiup, and did mil Like to ihe church ; ho had frequently thought of" ineriliiiitlisp," hut that required a capi tal, which ho could not raise, anil so ho did not got ahead, though ho was forever on thu liriulv of sumo woudei fill success, which hu ceiiuiiily would have seuirod, if ho had only entered upon llio enlerpiiso, Marv C u ver evidently loved Henry Brad ford ; for knowing th.it.'excepiing his hand sonio person, pleasing manners, and goutl i haracler, Im had nolliini; in nfler, .shu would n.il olherwiso h.ivu buen deaf to ihu ofii-rs of so many uiiing nien, whose character and positions rendered tlioiii desirahlo lo the fam ily. Those offers wero repealed so often, ami hints so strong wero given to Mrs. anil .Mr C irvor, that it was deemed proper, after a serious ileliber.iiion in cabinet council, lo admonish their daughter that Henry wan in no biisiness.and was nut likely to bu in u way to maintain a family. Mrs. Carver opened tho diplomacy with In-r daughter, and, after two or ihreo confer ences, retreated under tho Inugh of Marv, who declared that shu did not doubt that lien ry would ono day Im rich enough to lako care of both, for he had had :i dream that ho should Im. Mis. Carver had no disposition lo laugh in such it serious mission, and no du siro lo hu angry with her daughter. Mary, liowuvrr, know that when her father came to negotiant, slm would havo to uso other arguments than laughter, und therefore sho admonished Henry of tho approaching storm. Henry ihoughi of it itvu or ihreo days, an unusual time for him to dovolu to any thing liku his personal alfiirs. At Intlnlli tin. r.im'ilt. ,vi. 'i. ....... ..I 1... C- ...V 7";' " ". '". '7. " ' ,r' oner iroiu a ciergymaii m a nei" liliiiriiii- I slighted. It was not slighted. Old Mr. Cirvor took the subject to heart', ami Mrs. Carver cmvii her sheer muslin cap h double clear starching upon the very idea of becom ing molher-iii-law to a minister. Mary pon dered these thincs in her heart. Slio saw tho improbability of Henry's uver attaining a situation that would warranl matrimony. Slio was lisloning to her mother's account of his want nl application to business, his appa rent disregard of all llio ordinary means of altaiuing competence, nnd of his utter lack of what is called common sense ; and ttin old lady concluded her homily wilh a remark, Hint she believed Ilenrv Ut milord would think mnro of n dream of wealth twico re peated, than of the best prospects that over presented business preferment ' Mother,' said Mary, ' Henry is nnt a fool.' ' No,' said Mrs. Carver, hesitatingly, ' ho is not a fool, certainly.' ' Why, then, do von talk so of him ?' ask ed Mary. ' But ihuro hu is coming now, continued thn giil. ' Speak to him plainly, my child,' said Mrs. Carver, Mary matin no answer, for sho was a littln mortified at the ludicrous turn which her mil liter hail given to Henrv's rather dreamv pro positions, though she never had heard him build any castles in the uir out of such mate rials. Henry came with his usual pleasant bit mnr, and, after a few words, he perceived that somelliing was wrong, ' Mary,' .iiil he, ' havo you been reading Hip ."sorrows ot Wermcr ' Nn, Henry, hut I havo been listening to mother s son owsher lamentations over you. S!ie says ' ' Never niintl what sho savs, Marv. as I perceive it is not very good ; just li.Men to what I Havo to lell.' ' Well, what is il, Henry ? I hope it is goon. ' Excellent, capital ; it will bo deliglitful 1 Do, then, tell me what il is.' ' Why, last Sunday iiis-ht,! dreamed that 1 Dreamed !' exclaimed Mary, with a most ilolorous miiii. 1 Ave, dreamed.'' ' Well, po on.' ' 1 dreamed that I had drawn ten thousand dollars in lite Plymouth Beach Lottery.' ' Well, what then?' ' Why, I dieauied the same on Monday night, and on Tnosd iy nisht, and tho num ber was 5, 4, 3, 2. Well, I snnt rij-ht to Bos ton on Wednesday, and purchased the tick el, und here it is; you shall keep it, Mary, and when I go up lo Uoston for tho prize you sunn go witn mi', Poor Mirv smiled mournfully and ro proachinply. Henry left ilie house, and Weni home satisfied that ho had Hindu a right dis position oi I tie licKet. Day after d iy jlid Hnnry watrh at the post office, to read the fust repoit of the drawine. ; but day after day passed without the desired information. At length one of tho yniing men was hpard to reinaik, that Henry Bradford had shot out of tho post office, as if he had received somo straiten inltdlineiice. ' Mary,' said Henry, liero is your father's p iper, and look at the returns, No. 5,4, 3, 2 ti:.v Tiinust.VD dollars !' Mary turned palo thu news was uncx pocied. " ' Let tts co to Boston,' said Henry, and 'ol I be money.' The prizes am payable thirty days after Iran ing,' said Mary, louking at the bottom of tho ti'ket. Thai night Mary told her mother of Hen ry's lock. Mrs. Carver seemed rather slaitled, 1 Aie you not pleased, mother V asked Mary; 'do you wish lo oppose other obsta cles lo our union V ' Mary,' said Mrs. Carver, do you recol lect ihe most uncompromising hostility which your father has lo latteries his tiller uhoni iiiaiion of money thus distributed ? This prize will ho worse to him than poverty. Ever since they refused lo make him a man ager in Plymouth Beach Lullorv.ho has set down tho whole as gambling, and every prize as tho devil's gift for mischief; and, to suy the until, most people begin to hold opinions ' Why, mother, evory body did not ask to I o made a manager in lite lottery. ' No, no ; hut people may, like your fath er, arrive at correct conclusions front selfish considerations, and good opinions may be come general without any special motive for chance.' Tim next day Mary gavn hack lo Henry his lickel, '.villi an account of tho conversa tion wilh her mother. Henry was mortified at llio rpsull : ho un derstood and appreciated the feelings of the , , .,, c , . , V- xar z:z of1-,: ,,erso" s casi, i.o n , ,, . avi, approved ol , . beginning, to proceed cautiously but s.e.idilj 'But writ does your father wan. ' said 1 ,u fc w J , 10 ,I11VU u,. yuars sintj 2 ,'.ifi W,T0M T "'Th'-'hen.Mr. Holmes, as ihe bill h.ts yet so,... a.h p ed lo b. il.1 churches, endow schools, di4VS ,' ru U1!((iru , CilIl lle diargeablo will in, I fi.it -I. ....I.I:,. I . 'lUsVSlurilll IIUIIIIU ivu uc vniiccsura "III, iilv' ih 1 1 ' l r' 'S ,T,"-,l.,r1l! losul'-, vmlatioi, of contract, I will restore .. to my y Iho needy purse of ono who w.shcs to bo I k .bouk H,1U- f , canl,u, lrcam . Z r i ""' .' iV"r,1.n,tt' I '-vo done, 1 shall not, at leut, bu awakened Mv fa her,' said Mary, may not think tou iudllel ,v . imiiseii caueu upon lo Im us particular about what concerns tho public charities, cornora- lions, or indifferent individuals, as ho is, and is bound to be, in what concerns thu respec tability of his own family.' ' Bui if I acquire wealih by lawful means-' 1 Hunry .father never asked that you should ho wealthy ; he thought it proper, and hu makes il a condition of our marriage, that you should havu somo respectable business, since you liavo not ve.illh.' 'And your father is righl.'-said Henrv, ' but how I lira to get clear of the odium of my lottery prize,l can neither sen nor guess. ' ' Perhaps you will dream it, though,' said mary arcmy. ' I can dream of nothing but schooners. brics and shins.' said Henrv. Uli, il you only owned a good vessel,' said Mary, ' I do not know but falhei would almost forgive its coming as a prize,' ' A prize to n priuutcr,' said Henry, but not in a loiter;.' Ilenrv wandered down toward llio ivlmr.no and unoccupied ship yards. The war a- lowed oflinlo or no work among the ship builders. Tho hull of a fine brie lav at ib. wharf. She had been launched a yr, and there whs none to purchase her. Sho was too clumsy for a privateer. Mr. Holmes,' said Henry, what is that vessel wuitn' Sho is worth twenty thousand dollars,' said tin; owner and builder; slm cost thai us she is, and sho will bring twenty-five thou sand thu very hour peace is declared," "Would you like iho money for her at n cash pricet" "Nothing would be morn acceptable. Bui lliere aru not fifteen thousand dollars in tin county." The remarks of Mary about her father's respect for a ship owner had been running in Henry's head ever since they were uttered, and he beckoned aside the owner. "Mr. Holmes," siid Henry, "I havo n commission to fulfil, nnd, as you know I nm not much of a business. man, 1 must ask you to consider n proposition which I am about to make to you, and to answer mo explicitly.' ' Let mo hear the proposition.' ' I will give you (en thousand dollars for tho brig as she now lies. , ' And l lit time of payment (' Within forty days. You cannot want the money sooner ; tho river is frozen over, and you could mako no uso of the cash be fore that lime. Mr. Holmes turned to Bradford, nnd said : , Yo i know' Ho r., that I am aw ire ill it you liavo not tho means of payment, and also that von are not a person likely to be em ployed us an agent in such business, and yet I have every colilnlenco in your word.' Henry explained fully lo the ship owner tho slate of his affairs, unci exhibited lo him lite lottery ticket, No. 5, 4, 3,2. But,' said Mr. Holmes, ' there may hp some mistake about tho mailer, nrsnmu fail ure of litis lottery, by which I shall lose.' Henry explained his motives and wishes, and in two hours hp held in his hand a bill of s ilo of the brig Helvetitis, which, as lite pa pers were not obtained, ho immediately re named M.rv. TIip condition was, that Henry was lo hold thn vessel fur forty days, and if, within that time, he should pay ten thousand dollars, slut was lo be his; if not, sho was to revert to Mr. Holmes, who, in the nipiin time, held tho ticket as a sort of collat eral. The bill of sale, as I saw it, bore date the 5lli of February, 1815. Henry felt like a new man. He was a ship owner in a place where that character was a sort of aristocra cy. Ho went day after day to look at his brig, wishing for the time to pass away for the prizH to he paid : hut he said nothing yet to Mr. Carver. One evening, while Henry was talking with Mary, shu asked him what Im intended to do with his vessel when the forty days wero up.

' Rig her, bend her sails, and then sell her, or send her lo sea.' 1 Why, Henry, il took the whole, of the ticket to Imv tho bull and tho standing spars, ami II will toko half as much more to rig lior and find canvass; and, beside that, how can yon sell her fur more than Mr. Holmes could V Henry hesitated; ho had not thought of tint ; but ho did nut doubt but il would all conn! right yel. Henry was silling tho next day on the quarter rail of his brie, looking at the masts, well covered wilh snow and ice, and thinking of the hotter appearand) sho would make when the rigger bail dono his duty. At length he felt tho hand of Mr. Holmes upon his shoulder. Henry,' said iho latter, I nm sorry to have bad news to tell vnu. Read that para graph in llio Boston Centinel.' ' CottitF.CTlo.v. The ticket which drew the hichesl prize in the Plymouth Bench Lottery was 4, 5, 3, 2, and mil, as our com positors slated last week, o, 4, 3, 2. 'Wc iiiideisland that a gentleman of wealth in the southern pari of this town is tho fortunate holder. ' What do vou say to thai, Ilenrv V 1 Only that the old gentleman will not now say that I have llio wages nl gambling. ' iNo, nor will he civo vou tho credit ol hp-iuc a shit) owner,' saitl Mr. Holmes. 'You have been unfortunate, Ilenrv, and 1 mil really sorry for you,' continued Mr. Holmes, changing his tone consideralily ; and regret my own loss, as 1 have need of tho money ; but, as you cannot pay for tho brig, you would better hand me tho bill of sale, and let us destroy it.' Hunry drew from his pocket tlie precious document, and, whila hu examined it from top to bottom, ho said to Mr. Holmes : ' This affair has been lo me like a pleasant dream, not only on account of my aspirations for Mary, which you aro acquainted with, but day lifter day 1 havu f bit a growing enur gy or business, a sort ot outreaciung ot mo mr. .i...i.c!: t lllliuu.ij uui ati.i,uiijr since. somo ..I. ...... .i.i :.i. Mr. Holmes, of course, consented, as he really had no light to claim the vessel until thu forty days should have expired ; and Henry wont up lo tell -Vary of thu now turn his luck had taken. Though Mary respected her father too miich.lo feel pleasure in Henry's now pos session, yel sho loved Hunry too much not to feel deeply grieved at his bitter disappoint ment. 'That dream,' said Hunry, doubtingly . ' that dream has not yet come lo pass.' Somo days after that there was, as usual, a gathering al tho postolTico, at somo distance from the ship-yard, awaiting ihe arrival of the mail. Tho stage, at the usual hour, drove i up, and tho driver said, as he handed me mail-nag into the house, mat ne guesseu .1'""'0 wa belter news lo day than ho had bronchi smcu tho victory on llio Lakes. ' Anolher vicloiy, Mr. Woodward' I ' No, not another victory, but Pkace !' I Can vou tell me.' -rtiJ a dapper looking young gentleman, as ho slipped, from ihe ( lg. ' wlii-ru 1 can find Mr. Holmus, the , owner ofihe brig Helvetiusf ' Mr Holme-lives on the hill yonder, was the reply, hut it is thought ho does not own the Helvelius now.' Has hu sold her V ' Yes.' I tun sorry for that who is iho owner V ' Mr. Bradford the young man whom you see reading the newspaper.' The stranger stepped into the house, and inquired of Henry whether hu would sell the brig. Henry said that ho would cheerfully part with her. ' At what price V At the peace price.' Stage is ready,' said Mr. Woodward, tlie driver. Wo will ride over to the village,' said Hnnry, 'and converse on the mailer as we go along.' Henry soon cmerepd from the stage coach, and hastened to Mr. Carver's. You look cheerful, ' said Mary. ' I' have drawn another prize !' ' Not another, I hope!' ' Yes. and a large one ; I Inve snld the brig for twenty thousand dollars lo a Boston house, and I am to be in Plymouth at four o clock, to get my pay al the batfk.' But tho brig was not yours, Henry. Surely you urn not deranced you rould not hold the brig hftcr the mistake of the prize was cnrrecled.' ' There is just wlmre you are mistaken. Mary. There is a hill of sale which allows of foily days from date for the payment. bay nothing lo any one, cried Henry, and 1 will he with you before I sleep.' 'What's the matter with Henry V said Mrs. Carver, as sho entered the room ; ' has he drawn another prize V ' I ciipss not, mother,' said Mary ; ' only dreaming again, perhaps.' Al nine o'clock Henry arrived from Ply mouth, with an accepted draught for ten thou sand dollars, l favor of Mr. Holmes, and a hank hook in which he had a credit fur an equal sum ; and the brig Mary made some of llio most profitable voyages that was ever protected in Boston. She was in the East India trade, nnd, as her return was noticed in tho papers, (and it was usually announced about the same time that ihe very respectable family of Bradford had nn increase) Henry was wont to exclaim, ' luck is ovpry thing.' Some years after I lint, twenty-fivp at least as I was riding into Plymouth, with Bradford and his graiid-daughtpr, I refened to the an ecdote, and thu conclusion, that ' lock was every tiling.' There niay ho something in luck,' said he; ' hut the hope which 1 gathered while I held tho ticket, with ihe belief that I had a prize, tho resolutions which I funned while silting nnd g'izing at the lofty spars of my brig, and the cunfiding virtue, the filial piety, ami the perfect love of Mary did all for nip, anil I should have been rich without the brig: so, you see, it was Hope, contemplation, woman's virtue, woman's piety, and woman's love, that made me what I nm. And let me add, friend C, that you and I owo more to woman ihan the world credits to her. Let us, at least, do her justice. VI KG INIA, TIIC LITTLE MATCH GIRL OF KEN. TUCKV. EV FRANCES S. CSCO0D. 1 Six for a lip! Mulches ! Matches ! Tho voice was clear and glad as a bird's, and Russell Hartley turned to sec from whence it proceeded; a lillle, hare-fooled girl ahum ten years, old, wilh the sunniest,' sweetest face hu had ever seen, was Irionim; iust be hind him, and, as he turned, sho held nn hei inalche s with such a winning, pleading, heav enly smile in her bluo eyes that ho bought nearly all she had at once. Her fair hair fell in soft light waves, rather than '.'tirls, nearly to her waist, and a hole in her litlle straw bat let in a sunbeam upun it that turned il half In cold. In spito of tho child's coarse and tattered apparel, in spile of her lowly occupation hei manner, ner siep, ner expression, the very tones ot Her voico iiiicmiciously betrayed a native ueucacy ami reniieinenl, which deeply interested the high-bred youth whom she addressed. Impelled by an irresistahlo im pulse, ho lingered hy her side as .she pro ceeded. 'What is your name, my child I ho asked. ' Virginia, sir. What is yours?' ' Hartley Russell Hartley,' ho replied, smiling at Her unless am native simplicity ; ' and where is your homo V Oh? I hav no home, at least not much of one. I sleep in thn barns about here.' and again she looked up in his face, wilh her happy and touching smile. And your mother V In an instant tho soft brow was shallow ed, and tho uplifted eyes glistened with tears. I will lell vou all about it, if you will emtio close to me. I don't like to talk about il,' she replied, in low and faltering tones. Russell Hartley took her lilllo sunburnt hand in his, and bunt his head in earnest attention. Wo had been in tho preat ship ever so manv days, mother, and father, and I, and all tho other people, and one night tin wore in the room I hey called the Ladies1 Cabin, and mother had just undressed me, and I was silling nn hnr knees singing tho litlle hymn sho taught me, and she had her arm round my nock mother loved me oh ! so dearly and sho was so good! nobody will ever be so good again!' and here tho little creature tried lo repress a sob, and wiped her eyes' with her tnrn apron. ' Well, and sol was just singing my pretty hymn, I'll know no fear when dan-tr's near, I'm safe on sea or Und, For I've, in hesvtn, Father der, And he will hold my handi All at once, lliere was a dreadful, confu sed sound, a rumpling ciaihing, shrieking nuiio a terrihlo pain, and then I woko up, and iheru I was on a bed in a strange room, and soma people standing by ihe fire talking abotii a steamboat thai had hurst her boiler the- day before, and I found thai Iliad b-"-n washed oo shore, and that Mr. Smith bjtJ found Wt end taken ma home to his wife, and shu had put me into a warm bed and tried to rouse mo , but she could'nt until I wokn iiii myself Ihe next day. And whert I rried for my own mother, they looked sad, and s lid shu was itrowned, and I should nev er sen her again ? And then I wanted to bo Irowned loo, but they said thai was wicked, and I was sorry I had said so, for I would not be wicked for ihe world.' Mother always loved to havo me good ; and so I tried to be happy as they told nm I must : hut I could'nt not for a great while I used to pine so at night for her dent arms nrottnd me 1 At last, I found a little comfort in doing just as I knew sho would like tu liavo me, and in knowing she could see mo still, and in talk ing In her ; and I used to sing my lillle hymn to her up in heaven, just as I did when I sat on her knep, and I sing it now evprv night. Mr. Smith und his wife both died nnd left me all alone again ; but 1 am hard ly ever sad now, for 1 am almost always good, and you know good people must not he unhappy,' and tho beantilul loving smut shonn again through her lingciing tears, as shu finished her simple story. Kiissen was touched to tlie heart. Mis own eyes were nieist, and, bending down, he kissed the innocent cheek of the little or phan, and hade her go with him, and he would give her money to leed and cloth her self. But iho child drew gently yet somewhat proudly, back and said, earnestly, ' Oh ! I never take money as a gift ; mother would not like it. i hen kissing tenderly Ihe gen lie hand, that still held hers she tripped light Iy round a corner, and, a moment nfler, Hartley heard her soft, silvery, childish Ire hie, far in the distance, singing, ' Matches, matches! Six lor a fip ! Who II buy my mulches I matches, ho I' Russell Hartley kept that sweet picture in his soul, undimined through years of travel and change and care, lie visited, wnli cn ihtisiasm, the noble galleries of paintings and sculpture in England, France, and Italy, and manv a gem of art was enshrined and hat lowed in the mosaic tablets of memory, but there was none to rival the gem of nature Ihe matchless lillle match girl of Kentucky ! wilh her hair streaming on her scanty red cloak, the glad and innocent smile in her childish eyes, and the lovely sunbeam steal ing lliroucth llio hole in the straw bonnet to light, as with a message from Heaven, the lovely head nf the orphan girl. That beau tiful ray of light ! made more beautiful by its chosen resting place, giving and receiv ing grace ! it seems a symbol of ihe Father's love for iho pour liltle motherless wanderer. It was only thu hole in the hat that let in Ihe sunshine it was her poverty and hei lonely, lowly stale, that made her especially Iho child ot Mis divine puv and tenderness ; and they like the sunhuani, changed to gold hnr daily care, and smiled through every cloud that crossed lier lillle heart. Seven years flew by on butterfly wings to joy and thoughtlessness, nn leaden ones lo sorrow and 'hope defeired' and our lit tle Virginia, now n lovely eirl of 17 had earn ed money enough, by her bewitching way of ollering matches lor sale, to introduce her self as a pupil into one of (lie first boarding sennots ot tuu country, not lo commence, but to finish her education ; for with a passion ale lovo of hooks, shu had found means to cultivate her tastes and talents in many wavs. Tl... I 1.. I I !. .., , ." . i no iuvi-iv onu luueiy nine orphan nau struggled with hunger and cold and fatigue with temptation in us most alluring and be gtliling forms, with evil in a thousand shapes, yet sue Kept the heavenly sunshine of her soul pure and unclouded through it all. She had never taken money as a gilt, nor as a untie, alio had assisted from her lillle store, many a child of misfortune, still humbler nnd poorer ihan heiself; and, wilh failh, truth and purity an angel guard around her by the light of her own innocent smiles, she gli- led, like a star, through thn colliding clouds unharmed, unstained, unshadowed. In the wurds of our beautiful poet 'IVace charmed ihe sheet, beneath her feet, And honor, charmed the air;' and music ihu music of her own sweet heart and silver toncs.went always wilh her through the world. It was on the evening preceding that on which thn annual ball of tli" school took place. The young ladies were discus-ing, round the school room firo, the dresses they were lo wear. Virginia, a lillle apart lis" leued lo them, nnd 'half wished shu had a fairy god-moiher like Cinderella's lo deck her for the festival. 'Pearls, diamonds, ju pnnicas ! Sal ins, lares, velvets! She, nl-is! had nono of these. Sho had only the plain, whim dress in which she had been crowned Queen of May the spring preceding. It was so very plain, not oven a bit of trimming round the throat.' ' And what aro you to wear, Miss Lin don V said ono of the aristocrats of the school, turning, with what shu fancied ar. im perial air, towards tho young stranger. Virginia blushed, anil said, simply; 'My white muslin.' A'-d what nrnamenlsl' Virginia smiled. 'Oh, I can find some bright autumn leaves for a wreath.' Imogen Grev would havo given her dia mond necklace for such a blush, and smllo. for her own sallow cheek was never so illu mined : hut shu sneered nevertheless ut the white muslin and thn garland of leaves, and deigned nn further question. I Virginia s delicate and sensitive spirit felt the sneer intensely, and sho left the room wilh a swelling heart and tearful eyes. Once however, in the asylum of her own little chamber, peace descended again like a dove into her soul, and, after undressing, she knelt in her nigln-robe. by the side of her bed. and said her prayer, and sung lier little child- iu viiiii Of old th' iposlle walked thewne, At teamen walk ihe land, A power wai near him strong lo uvt, For Jtim held his hand t Why should I frar, when ilaa(e-s nr t I'm fife on -a or Und i For I'vo in hraten father dear, And he w hold my hand, Thmmh on a dizsv heiqht, perchance, With f illrrinv fret I -find, No dread shall din my upward glance, For God will hold my hand. But oh I if d ubt should cloud tliedey, And tin beaidt ma cand, Tb fir-pee", eel Jlttu aw wesA. ' Vly tnhrr I h'ii arybam) Doubt, and dancer, nnd sin. vvnrn nearer than she thought, hut her lillle hand was held by One Win would nut let her jail. As she, roso from her devnlions, she saw, fur the first lime, a box nn a table by the bed. It was addressed on the cover simulv lo ' Vir ginia.' She opened il, wondering, nnd lound a set of exqusit pearl ornaments, for the tirms neck und head. Her little heart bent with girlish delight. She hurried to the glass and wound around her hair a chain of snow gems, less fair and nitre than iho inno cent brow beneath. Next she bared her graceful arm, and clasped a bracelet there. How exquisitely tho delirate ornaments be came her childish loveliness ! She thought io had never looked so prclty not even hen she used lo deck her hair with wild flowers by the clear nool in the woods. And she could wear them to the ball ! But who could have sent them ! Again she look ed at tho box, and this time she saw a note peepitiL' beneath the cotton wool, nn which the gems had rested. Virginia's fair cheek Hushed as she read. ' Let innocence nnd beauty were the gift ofLuvp. Howard Gnr.r.' Had thn bracelet been a serppnt, wilh its deadly sting in her arm, Virginia could scarcely havo unclasped il wilh more fearful basic. Tho chain loo was snatched from her head, and both, wilh, the note, replaced in the box ; and then thu fair child threw herself again on her knees and buried her face in her hands. After a silence of somo minutes, broken only by faint sobs she sung once more, in low and tremulous tones, the hymn, which seemed to her a tailsman for all evil, and then calmly laying her head on tho pillow, and murmuring the namn which was music lo her soul, sunk into (he soft and deep slumber of innocence and youth. For nearly a year had the young liber tine, Howard Urey, pursued her with his un hallowed passion, aided as he vainly imagin ed by his costly and tasteful gifts ; "but there seemed a magic halo around the young Vir ginia, ihiough which no shadow of evil could penetrate. Besides the native purity and delicacy of her mind, there were two other influences at work in the beautiful web of bur destiny, lo prevent any coarse or dark thread from mingling in its tissue ; ore was her spiritual communion with her mother, and the oilier, her affectionate remembrance of Russell Hartley the only being in whose eyes sho had ever read the sympathy for w hich her lonely and loving heart yearned al ways. It was evening again. The young ladies had assembled, dressed for the ball, in the drawing room all but Virginia. 'Where is the sweet child V asked an invalid teacher lowborn she had endeared herself by her graceful und affectionate attentions' ' She was so long helping me and sister dress,' said a lilllo shy looking girl, 'that sho has been belated.' ' I will go and assist her myself,' said the principal of tlie school, pleased with this proof of kind-heartedness on the part of her new pupil. Sho softly opened tho door of Virginia's room and almost started at the charming pic ture which met her eye. Robed in white, with her singularly beautiful hair falling in fair, soft curls around her face, which was lighted up by a smilo of almost rapturous hope and joy, the young girl stood in an at liludo of enchanting grace raising in both hands to adjust, amidst tho braids behind, a half wreath of glowing and richly tinted au tumn leaves. 'Let me arrange it for you, my child, said Ihe lady approaching, and Virginia bent lier fair head modestly to her hiildinr nnrl then, hand in hand, they descended lo the drawing room. Many of the company had arrived the doors leading to the ball-room had been thrown open, and Virginia was al most uuzzteu uy ino spienut.rol the scene in to whi.'h sho was thus soihlcilvr ,,l,..,.,.l. She blushed beneath the eyes that were riv eted upon her as she passed. 'An angel!' 'A grace!' A muse !' whis pered the gemlemen to each other. There was onu among them a noble, chivalr!-! louking man who did not speak his admir ation ! An indefinable something in Ihe heavenly beaulv of that fan. hurl i,-l.,l his soul, a chord which had not vibrated for many years beiore. ". irgmia knew lum at once. I be rich chestnut curls of the bov of twenty had now assumed a darker tinge,' the eyes a softer fire, and the youthful and flex ile L'rice had oiven nlace in :i maul,, rl, ,.;. ol mem ; but ihcio. was no mislakmg the soul !.. .1... l ..C IV I, fl, , iii mi- giauce ui misseii Hartley, And Virginia was decidedly " the belle of the ball. Gay. but irac.rllv n r... i. . ' t J ,w lie, sporlivomuod was snlmned and reslrainim by a charming timidity that enhanced love liness ten fold, she looked and moved like one inspired. She had met Harlley's ad miring gazo ; she was almost sure he would ask nn introduction, und she felt as if her feel and heart were suddenly gifted wilh wings. She floated down the dance like pe ri Ihroiigh tho air, and then Russell appeared and was introduced. The sunny smilo of the liltle malch-girl shone in her eyes, as she accepted his arm for a promenade. 'Sorelv I l,vn ,i. .. look somewhere before !' he exrlaimed, half nloiid. 'Matches! Six for fin!' ' Virginia, looking archlv tin in hi- the mystery was at once explained. Imogen Urnv's diamond nerLI less dross in comparison wilh thn wreath of .luiuiiiii leaves, which itusscll Hartley laid Iwineatb b!s mlln-v il,ut ,.;l,. 1 ..n i .... ,., nllu nrr brother s costly olTonnps could not have pnri -- -.-..i.-iiiibu ilia -mi. Header if vou rvtr nn tr V.. to me for a letter of introduction lo Airs. Run sell Hartley. Sho is looked up to, respect, ed and beloved hy all the country round, and I am sure your will enjoy her graceful and cordial attention, and the luxuries of her fie pant home, all ilia num, d. - -- ........ .w. , i.uc,iiuc(inj7 hat the distinguished and dignified woman lo wnuiii ynu nr loaning your very best bow was uucu uie nine matcn-girl ol my story. Thb Old Gapek. Wm. H Siui. r Rhode Island, has written l,iirU t burning of the Gaspee hy the R10lje l.b,, ooy, a ww years previous to tlw Uredkhv out of the IlevulufliMi. '