Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, May 3, 1844, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated May 3, 1844 Page 1
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c "" mmmmmmtmammammm!mmmmmm' J OT THE GLORY OP C21SAR BUT THB W B L ? A B S OP R O IttT". STACY. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, MAY 3, 1844. VOL. XVII...:o. 48. TIIU EMI'TV itlAIITIN IJOX. Air Locttaber. When the snow tun dissolved in theelnncooflhc sun, Ami the season ol biotsnm nnd bloom is liegun, Then a clear welcome voire is heard lilnhlv to rinir. 'Tu the voice of the Mtrtin proclaiming the Spring. They come whence, we know not each bird to its nest, , Like the joys that unbidden start lip in the breast, And hnver "arniind us, and flutter the wing. , Like spirits that wait in the footsteps of spring. To the Sivilhern Savmnahs, nil hlonminnand hriaht, 'T., t he rwl,1. nf tin- tvHvstnne that Inuoli in the tiffht, To the homesteads of white, with their smoke wreaths bo gray, On the hills'of New-England, thcy'r speeding away. Rich bis, atthecives, welcome back the glad train. To twiner and build in its shelter again ; And still, as they nrcle around it, prolonc, From morning till twilight, their lovc-Uindlcd song. ftut one-a lone box standsall vacant nnd icdiVe. Thoiiali the Martin once found it a home of delight, And the echoes that rung to his -iccenls ol yore, Shall wake to the voice of the Martin iio more. Ah ! vain the Locos fhnll look for the Spring. If 'hey wail for their Mahtin ils coining lo sing ; And Inns chall they slumber in visions forlorn, E'er he tells that their night has been chang'd into morn. In the mud, where he sank, thro' the winter to sleep, K.irin Kin lerhook's fins, he lav lorpid nnd deep; An I vainly he strives through the air to make way, For his wings are crusicd and fettered with Clay. The vermin that sought in his plumage to live, Soon shall creep from the shelter such plumage can give; And those that now crawl in his desolate nest, Shall be scattered away by a breeze from the West. PRINCIPLES, Necessary to be observed by those Young Men who are not yet in business fur themsches. Every young man should remember that the character which he is to sustain, and which is to sustain him, when lie shall bo in business for himself, is to be formed while he is yet in a sub ordinate station. This observation holds true, not only with respect to the reputation which lie is to possess anion;; men, but also with re gard to 'his real characteristics. The habits, prinriplcs, and manners of the youth, will he essentially those of the man; and as it is our object to place th"se on a solid basis, and form thorn in a manner suited to the real exigencies of life, we shall express ourselves plainly, gain;? directly to the point, and calling the vices anil virtues by their right names. We begin by pointing nut some practices which are to ho avoided ; and as the fountain of all that is beau, tiful in character is ingenuousness, we shall first bear uur testimony against Lying. To lie to the prejudice of others, argues malice and villany : to lie in excuse of yourselves, gtiUt and cowardice : both way, a design to elude with false representation of thiiiifH, and advantage ourselves by the deceit. Now, however artificially we may carry on this infamous practice for a while, in the end it is always discovered ; and it is hardly to be im agined what infinite contempt is the conse que nee. Nay, tho more plausibly we hue conducted our fallacies before, the more severe- ly shall we be censured afterwards. From that moment wo lose all trust, all credit, all society: for all men avoid a liar as a common enemy: truth itself in his mouth loses dignity, being always suspected, and often desbclioved. If, therefore, you should ever unwarily fall into an offence, never seek 1 1 cover it with a lif, fur the last doubles the former, and each maker the other more inexcusable ; whereas, what is modestly acknowledged is easily forgiv en, and the very confession of a small Ir spas establishes an opinion that wo are innocent of a greater. Dishonesty- But truth in speech must like wise be accompanied by integrity in all your dealings; for it is as impossible for a dishonor person to be a good agent as it is for a madman or an idiot, to govern himself or otherwise by the laws of common sense. Dire not, therefore, allow yourself even tn wish to convert the properly of another to your own use, more especially where it is committed to your charge ; for breach of trust is as hein ous an aggravation of theft, as pretended friend. ?Mp is of murder. If, therefore, you should be lucky in yuur frauds, and escape wtthout being punished and detected, you will nevertheless stand self.condeinned, be ashamed to trust your, se f with your thoughts, and wear in your very countenance both the consciousness of guilt and dread of discovery; whereas innocence looks always upwards, meets the most inquisitive eye, and stands undaunted before God and man On the other hand, if ever your knaveries come to lig.'it, (to say nothing of the penalties of the law,) with what shame and confusion of face must you appear before those you have wrong, ed ! and with what grief of heirt must your friends and relations be made eye or car witness of your disgrace? Nor is this all; for, even supposing you should ho convinced of yourfollv, t THE VIOTIMOF GIMIXG. Amongst llio various places of Ellislon's resort for tlio purposo of buzzard, was u homo in lint neighborhood of Bluckftiars, when liu hud. occ.isiiiinilly met Mr. L , n young gentleman of sickly appearance, lint who still followed up tliu phantom with tliat excitement so peculiar to the nassion offline. mill which for the lime, is ulile to sustain Iho weakest fruniu in all tin; liciitt-d coiiiliinations ol ils pursuit. At places of this kind, perso nal intercourse is generally no other than ari sing from the traffic of tlio table, nor dons :i thought or word transpire which is not em ployed on the undivided nurnnsu of room. So long ;is tlio gold glitters on the table, no inquiries are made recognition extends not beyond thu walls of tlio moral lazaret, nnd consciousness of tho longest acquaintance ingiiiiy expires, us tin: niiject litmselt passes ruin uiu presence oi me ohscrvcr. ir..s : .it urn respecting inis young rutin, a morn particular history lias reached us. If not (In most striking, ho was perhaps onn of tin- most melancholy examples of a gambler's stale over witnessed. Mr. L was, lit this time, about twenty-six years of ago. Disease already possessed him under that form, which so frequently mingles the cruel mockery of hopu with the most peremptory fiat of mortal certainly. His manners wore gentle his temper unassailable ; and at .1 I. C- . . t l . iho oriei intervals wnen tin- demon passion of play permitted his mind a moment'.-, fiee doni, he exhibited an understanding of no or dinary quality, and a task- (particularly in the fine aits) highly cultivated, lint the" whole orcnpalion of his llikering existi-nci! was lit erally passing lo and fro, fiom his own home to this apartment of despair, lien- in the evening, he anived at annul eijhl o'clock, m a ha :km-y. roach, and hy ihe same means, at any unknown hour, quitted I lie house un his return. Here, willi the entire- sum of his es tate and strength, he w.,s a nightly visiter, for his other hours were literallv a 'course of exhaustion his dailyjuurney between a mor tal grave. Willi this gentle nan, Elliston had some times convi-rsed.antl more lieniicnllv nlovi-il ll happened on a certain evening the come dian had been singularly fortunate had a considerable sum, the greatest portion of ii, me proceeds ol Mr. U s ptuso. The majoiity of tin- company had hv litis lime de puted ; indeed, all ilio habitues of tin- boose except bllistou and his companion who con mined their play. Good fortune still follow ed our hero, and hy two o'clock, he was winner to the lull amount of his udvers.irv's ready ellects poihups of his resources. Hill Mr. I, was i-.ilm and unruffled. II p no ins money, nnd handed over some for mer acknowledgement. ' mi will still p.,y J' s.,j, FJinrii ion must recover some ol ibis to night.' ' No, not lo-night,' lespouded Mr. L . ' ',' 'H'lst lako some vengeance of me, continued the oilier; ' ihtijade must hi wooed ; take my word lor it, she'll ho found after pointing. Conn: we have plaved he- lore together!' saying which, he presentei Miniiiy nuiiit-iintes to his companion, and ijj.iin sei ine (aoie. The game was renewed the stakes high er; and at the conclusion of number ho"ur Elliston was still a considerable winner. A slight Hush, rather of exhaustion thai anxiety, passed over the featmes of Mr I mi'j in- arose in denail. I do not like this, said Elliston; 'we nisi not part nl suet nib s auU. -hall I Mill have your revenge, and to-night, loo.' c L rebuked liini nnlv with n f.,:,,i "mile, adding, ' We're later than usual. I),, vim hear what a night it is ! I will set you down.' ' As you please ; hut I have protested von hall have your revenue. Tin. ,.,.r,lc . iro against yon another place will bo more fortunate. ,ro you content to try a-aiii ? ou shall have luck to-night; hut not hern not here.' ' What do you propose?' asked L with iiuiinaiioii. ' Come. I'll show' The companions now entered the hackney coach, anil after a drive or fifieeu minutes, were set down in StrafTord.placo. ieti iir. u mm an apartment, and some refreshment being at hand, ihcy partook accordingly. ' 1 have disappointed you so far,' said El inn ! iIm ' ..... .1. i3 mi., ijiiuu uio gay sreno yon a.nd sincerely abhor it for the future, you musl ncvcmieieu co always liable to suspicion, and others will have the boldness to pifsr, 0I1 ,1C presumption that you will be understood lo be (he thief. Fidklitv. There is still another sort of fi. oeniy, wnen may ho called affbeiinn as tho other is of action, being almost of as much ennso. quencc, too, and what never fails, to endear you to those in whoso favor it is employed ; we mean that of defending their reputation, not on. ly negatively, by avoiding all reproachful, hide, cent or even familiar terms in speaking of them, but positively, by endeavoring at all limes to vindicate them from the open aspersions and base insinuations of others. Agricullunt was the first, and should ever be the most esteemed of all pursuit!. How happy would it ho for hundreds and thou sands of mir young n, if ihoy could he per- suaded a few acres of ground aru a het ter capital than as many thousand dollars procured hy writing iheir names :.t il, ln. lorn of a negotiable nolo; and what years of misery nngm un aiveo n,R wod .,,!V(, thai, u dollar uclually earned as hy farmers and mechanics, is tvorlh a hundred in pros pert to ho gained in trade and speculation Sat. Cour. Frank Johnson This favorably known rol. ore" nig listnn ; i ... J ""iicipaieo. Miit courage ! vour more iniuiediaiu object is here,' (continued lie.shufllmg the cuds.) I m-vYr won a eutnea in my own house vet, and I am sure I-orlune will noi hi. inclined to follow me, on such a night as this, after abandon!,,,, I,,., so srurvily in Ulucklriars .' ' Come, then, to a linle f rlllnr till ctnnr. replied L . Down limy sat. Luck now blew from a fresh quarter under the new sky in which liiey played. L was rurovciing a tran- stent, treacherous success, adding mockery "illy lo tho reilain rourse of the infatuated gamester. Again again he lost ; new I, inns were advanced, and Inither aoknou ledo-'"'i-'iiis handed over lo his opponent. It was now past tl,lr 0'cck. 'Why, ,,,w is this?' said Elliston, with marked gravity, ,,,1,,, deliberately lurneil up a pile of noli-s, ami sp,,. ,lu specialises before him . ,, ;s a ilr(,n ammn Mr L , a very considurablu sum of monev. Von must luvo lost ' M-ire, perhaps, than my friend has won,' interrupted (he other, with a bitterness mm soal to linn ihe dehl iho debt ! What is Ihodithtl' demanded he, impatienllv. 'Truu; it must ho lessened,' replied the cnmedi in, in a sententious tune. 'I think I am sure it may. At any rate, vou have a belter sururilv In uivn r..r ..... a.... I.. 1. " .w li., UUIIIUIIUIl am not quite satisfied.' ' Mr. Elliston,' cri.-d tho other, as a sod den flush sputled hi, pit0 chrok, what am I llnnk of this night's Iransaction-lhis strange irritation ? And though I knew vou for a fairy dealer, yet let mu remind you that In. who provokes the game does littu heller than take advantage of his friend.' i urn, . Ill VOU lor IIVO llllllllles romnin long speeches, hut I'll bo brief, for our time is so. 1 have told you I must have further heller security for thu work dono lo-night I am not satisfied. But in tho first place, hero' (continued he, to tho lone of one calmly determined) ' hero, Mr. L , is the cash, .ind (he wholo amount of what I have this night won from you; and that we may proceed without fear of retracing a step, I seriously pronounce no nower on earth shall induce me to retain one guinea.' L gazed in speechless attention ; ho knew not the nature of his own emotions. ' This has been n long sitting,' resumed Elliston ' has broken deeply into our rest, hot it shall close to our rnmfort to our hap piness, if you hut permit it. Mr. L , yon are far from a slate of health perhaps not a long lived man ; think how little time, therefore, could ho given to reflection, even were the whole amount so devoted. Do nut despiso tho admonition of even an fi ring man ; and let no pride, thai pitiful illusion, he the last cheat lo leave you hear er than povetly. Never,' (concluded he, with great energy,) ' never will I touch ngain one farthing of this sum it is youts, or it consumes this night before your eyes. Now fortho security I ask give mo ihe hon or of a man vou will never play again.' Tho accents of the young man failed upon lis lips, hut tin- tears rolled down his cheeks, and Ins frame drooped hy exhaustion. Alas! alas ! sighed lie, after a laboring pause, 'liow n nt 1 humbled: In the sense of my own worthlesness, and before the gen egrosity of this man, how am I humbled !' Humbled !' cried Llliston, with energy 'humility ! why, bow is this, when I had hoped on both sides for exultation 1 Exul tation, I confess it, on inv part, that 1 had been able in achieve a substantial good, and exultation, still greater on yours, that you hid secured 1 1 to moment w hilst it vet remain ed, lo make peace with your own conscience, Will vou give me the word ol man I ' Ye.s ; and liel'ii o God mv, witness ' No no not !' interposed Elliston. 'I have no right uith such a bond ; and helievi: me, my fiiond, if the deliberate word of n deeply impressed mind should ever submit lo dishonor, a more solemn contract would et live lo ho dispised, whilst the penally would ho muliiplicd a hundredfold. Give me your word our word of honor.' Such was the generous appeal, awakening, as may he imagined, ihe long abused and par alyzed energies ol the poor youth to whom it had been addressed. 1 1 was not made in vain; and the security which our hero had so warmly sought, was given will) all the im p issioned evidence of sincerity. Elliston was of a temperament folly to en joy sublimation ol delight, which such an adveutuio was so calculated lo produce. Ills end had been m-romplished : for when again visiting (slinnge and inconsistent us is the nature of mail) the old scene of lint and dissipation, he discovered his friend had n turned no more, hot had been recalled hy his means to Hie timely task, ol binding up a wounded conscience, lie felt a sense of hap piness for surpassing any amoiiul of his va i ied life. Hut sti.ingo and inconsistent, we repeal, as man's union, is, Elliston himself still comioned to visit ISIucU'i i.irs as usual, so thai all traces of the past scene wero soon Inst in the mazes of ihe hazuid table. Such, also! was Elliston one of those who appealed to regatd tighteoiisness as a liberal host does his best wine, using hut little of it himself and reserving his stuck for the benefit of his ftiends. About three mouths from lite above event, Elliston, lifter an absence of two days front home, foil 'd the following letter, amongst many olherr, on his return to StralTitrd plare: ' 1 am dvtng linm this bed ol pain and anguish I can never rise. I am dying and God knows how willingly, but for that which can alone make death terrible. If lo onu al most lost lo hope, there could he an inter val of quiet, such is the moment I pronounce, rtreil musician, died of Inuchitix. on Friday seatl' said Elliston solemnlu ' aight. at I... residence at I'hdadelphia. nol par, Thev tdl n,0 Va, vour wo must am fond of Bless xoti? God bless vou, sir !' You know why I should say God bless you ! Ail hour like mine must he past all hypocrisy, else I should but iiiofuiin that iuslicu awoke lo bless vi:u. Hear me, sir, it is my last world ly ofiicii, and I have done. You would hav rescued mo from ruin would have restored me lo that, which all men, ere they die, will discover to he ihe only lino joy on earth. For a lime, shame ; for it was not virtue, nor common honesty shamo guarded tny steps, and lii.tlled that lirery passion with which my neglectpd ho hood had grown up familiar. I did not plav avoided, fled all means of play all peace, all time, in which even dan ger might lie disguised, liul my mind, so long estranged from honorable hunt, became a void would nut he roused I was poisoned, sir T Ihe venom had stung my very soul to death, and I became tho helpless, hopeless, despicable thing, a con fessed liar! I ic turned lo vice, 1 hurried to destruction dishonored that last, last bond, not to bu sued on earth, and in pain, in pnveity, in contempt, and utter discretioo I am fast dying ! But all will perish with lime, except my disgrace ! Bless you, bless you, sir! it still comforts niu to say so. I shall die with it on my lips.' Deeply ttffecled, it may well ho imagined, was Elliston, on reading this distressing his tory. The letter had been dated three days hack, some street in Westminster, hut with out iho number of llio house. Elliston, went immediately, with the full determination of discovering ihe penitent, and though he could anticipate nothing in tho meeting hut of a most painful nature, yet could not resist lite desire which impelled him to the interview, In this ohtcci be had soma diflicullv, fur lie applied at several lodging houses without success, and had nearly giveji up his pursuit, wnen lie accosted a lemale in tlio act ol de scending tho steps of a house ho had previ ously passed. It was hero Elliston gained all bis intelligence, Tor it was house in which poor L hud that morning breathed his last. A TEXAN HEKO. Many of our readers no doubt recollect the facetious comedian Jim Wills, who play ed in this city soiim years ago. Ho was queer compound of human nature a man who could with casn make others laugh hut seldom ever laughed himself a melanchnlv man through life, caused him to ' shuffle ofll tins mortal coil ' ere half his race was run Atiout tint lime lite Texas excitement ran so high in the United Slates, Jim Wills was in Pittsburgh, in ihat situation so common to play actors, viz: fl it broke.' Standing one day on the wharf, with his serious visage ex panded, planning how he should get down the river without money, when ho heard a drum and fife. On looking around he saw a com pauy of reckless looking, half uniformed sol diers, about embarking for New Orleans, nearmg a uxan banner. A thought struck liim. Next day he sent his trunks on hoard tlie first steamboat to start, and just its the captain was tapping Ihe hell for the last lime, Wills stepped on hoard, and drugged his iroiiiss into an unoccupied state room and i. .... r. i.;. .i . . . .... Minn ins ineairicai wnrdroiiu a soldier s coat with a huO'hreast and three rows of hut Ions, a chapemi with an immense plume, a red sash, a pair of military trowsers, a griz zly black wig and a pairol false whiskers. By the time ihe boat was f.ilrlv tinder wav. Jim was fully equipped with his stage sword Hanging uy Ins side. Urawmg Ins white gloves, he hesitated a moment, hut re ly ing un his peculiar powers, he opened the door, gave the usual military sloop, and walked into the cabin which w'as filled with passengers. In a moment all eyes were di rected lowaid him, hut he walked up to the oai ami drank it glass ol brandy and water. In Ihe meantime all was bustle and confu sion to find out w ho the officer was. A gen eral rush was made for the register, but he had not yet put down his name the Captain was consulted hut he knew nothing. At length, however feeling a little curiosity him. self, he walked up lo Jim, nnd bowed polite ly to iii in said Sir. ' Sir to you ' said Wills, touching his cha ponu la militltiire. ' Will you do ine ihe favor to recister vnurl name, so mat i can provide a state room for you.' ' Oh, with pleasure,' said Jim, and walk ing up to tin; register he flourished in round text, 'U. I'. EDWARDS, Major, Texas Army." The crowd passed round ihe table tbnv toad the name univeisal enthusiasm pre vailed, and three tremendous cheeis wen- given for Texas and liberty. Jim took off his chapean, acknowledged Iho compliment with .(.graceful how, and a few patriotic remarks. It i almost needless lo s ty that from this moment the sui ilisunl Major was a lion. Every one sought to make nis acquaintance the ladies opened tho cabin door lo get a peep at linn he was nlaced al lite bead of tattle and lit night be was made, as drunk uc Bacchus on chamnai'Hii- Next day he was nromnnadinp the hiirri. cane deck, linked arm in arm with lite can- THE EMIGRANT'S FAMILY. fhom nnouoiuii's hush entertainment. Ono of tho strongest peculiarities--indeed, I may say passions of iho Irish, is their devoted fondness for their offspring. A curious illustration of this occurred to

me on my recent journey through the North ern lakes. It happened to he what sailors can very airly weather, finished up hv a tre mendous gale, which obliged us lo sei-k shel ter at a lump of aboriginal barrenness, cal led Maintou Island, ivhere wo wero obliged to remain five days. There wero a "few deck passengers be tween five and six hundred ; and inasmuch as lltey had only provided themselves with barely sufficient for tho average limp, pro visions became alarming scarce, and no pto hahihly of a supply. To be sure there was one venerable ox of a sort of semi-pntrifica-limt, an organic remnant of a poor, attenua ted, hornless, sightless, bovine patriarch, who originally yielded up his small residue of existence for our benefit. Indeed, it was quite a mercy that we arrived to release hint from a painful slate of suspense; for sd old and powerless was he, that if his last breath had not been extracted, ho certainly could not have drawn it by himself. Well, as you may suppose there was con siderable consternation on board. Short re ry short, allowance was adopted to meet the contingency, and tho poor deck passengers had a terrible time of it. Among the latter was an Irish emigrant, with his wife and three beautiful children, the eldest about sev en yars, and all without subsistence, ex cept what the charily of their fellow-passengers could afford litem ; and as they were but scantily supplied, it can readily be imag ined how inierahly oil was the poor family. However, it so happened that the beauty and inlnlligencc of the childien attracted ihe attention ofonn of our lady passengers, who had them occasionally brought into the cabin and their hunger appeased. Gleesnme, brtghl-eyud tilth- creatures, they wero scru pulously clean, despite the poverty of their I parents, all life and happiness, and in blissfn ignorance ol die destitution by which they -.nil auirumifierj. One day, delighted with herlitlle protrgrs Ihe lady happened to say, lwlf.ieslinov . .y..n.ier woiiio, tins poor man p trt with one ii muse little darlings! I should like to adopt If 1 1 I don I know,' said I : suppose we make un: inquiry. Thu man was sent for and the delicate bus mess thus opened : ' My good friend" said tho lady, 'you are '",' 'uor, ate you not I His answer was peculiarly Irish : 'Poor I mo lady,' said he. 'Be (lie powers of peiv- i ter : ii tnere s a poorer man nor myself "' j1 mo wunu, uod pity both of uz, ,ul "r.i u oo iiootii aiqual. I hen you must find it difficult lo sup port your children,' said I making a lomr lllllll) Inwards is it support tint rt ho replied. 'Lord bless ye, I never supported them lltev nv. er git supported somehow or another, they've never inn hungry vit -whin Ihev arn it'll I,.. run and a warm hearted sootheriu-r ulin ri. sided iii Vicksburir. :lajnr,' said Iho southerner I know ve- """8" 10 Rntmblr ry well ihat you have been on a mission to I 1 "". 0V'T ''onKlit colled arms, ammunition and recruits but on ihat subject you must of course be mum, til consequence of iho treaty between Mexi co and the United. Slates. For my pari, I could see every d .d copper colored cai iiung liko dogs on trees !' ' haluver my business mav have been I find that I have exhausted all my means in the cause, in fact I fear that I shall not In- able to pay my passago until I get lo New Orleans.' ' Don't mention it.' said tho Cantnm. ' I could no, think of taking anything of vou.' i liavo it, said the southerner. ' como with me.' The trio ndiournnd to tho cleik's office where a Mining appeal for aid to Texas was written. J'ho southern eentlem an rurrh-d if iinong Hie passengers and collected 150 del irs, wnicn wero Handed over to Vt . At mgiit a grand sooner was oivnn ., . . ... ....,..( speeches were, made and toasts were drank. I lie cabin was decorated with ihe star spang- ion uauner emwineu with lite Hag of Ihe loin star manufactured by tho ladies for tho occa. sion. About 12 o'clock Iho company commenced singing songs, and at length the Major was 111 . caneu upon io lavor Hit. company with i song. He complied hy favoring ihe cninna ny with his famous song of ' Billy Barlow.' ' Brave !' said one. ' Excellent !' said another. ' Capital !' said n third. : in.ri.iv iiie ennugu m do, let lo-inorrow look out for it self. ' U ell then.' I resumed wilh a determin- eu piunge, would it he a relief to you to pari from ono of I lit-in 1 - I had mistaken mv mode of attack. He started turned pale, "and wilh a wild glare iii his eye, literally screamed out- VAt.iMni.K Sslvr. Take threo carrois and grate iheni ; place in a vessel and cover with lard,- without sail. Boil thoroughly, strain, and add .sufltciont beeswax lo mako a paste. This is a most invaluable or salve, for cuts, bums, scalds, or wounds of any kind. Sal. Cour. I could do II a d d sight better,' said Jim who was fast verging into the fourth stagn of action, ' if I had llni proper fogs on.' After giving ihrco faint huzzas for Texas tho pnrty hroko up. Next morning tho clerk went into Wills' stale room to call him o breakfast. Imag. ino his surprise when Im discoverd that tile Major had actually turned in all standing wiiu no us, ciiapeau and sword on. I ho feel c I.. I..!. I .. .. .1... .11 , iiiij eiiu no inn ptuon. no was a Texas Major, and ot course no fnilt was found. I bus things ran on. and Wills reached N. Orleans in triumph. Them ho doffed his uniform, and returned lo Vicksburg where on got an engagement. He Uecamn a greal favorite and when he was al the zenith of his glory, tho ohl gentleman whom ho mot on the boat, went lo the ihealre. Between Ihe pieces Wills sang Billy B trlow the old fellow was bewildered tho afterpiece came on and Wills appeared in tho identical suit in which ho had enacted tho Toxas Major. After the ihealro let nut, the old fullow sought an interview with Jim. You d n rascal I ought to shoot vou, hut tho trick was so clever that 1 forgive you, so let us say no more about it,' Jim looked at him ii moment with serious expression, llu.o replied, ' M m in his lime piays many parts.' IV, U. J'te. ' A relief! God bo good lo os, what d'ye mane? A relief ! would it ho a relief, d've Ihmk, lo have the hand chopped from niy bod.v, the heart lore out of me bieusl V ' You don'l understand us,' interposed my philanthropic companion. 'Should one he enabled to place your child in ease and com fort, would you interfero with its well do- lug I The tact of woman! She had touched the chord ofparenial solicitude : the poor fellow was silent, twisted his head about, and I. ...I. ...I ..It I Ml I ... . . 1 i.iui u mi iii-wuiiercd. rite struggle be tween a father's love and his cliild's"iiiieresl was evioeni anil allecling. At last he said: God bless yo mo lady, and all the (hanks or the poor ! Heaven knows I'd he glad lo bellher lh rhibl I. .'. : i . ....... , , ,,, r.'i'.irfi lis .,,. self, but but hadn'l I helher nn .,.".,1 ' Why thin,' with an expression of iho most comic anxiety, 'axiu' yer honor's pardon fot I ein, so wake-hearted, hut when I begin to think uf Biddy's eyes look at them, they're thn imago of her mother's I could not let her go ; but here's lilllu Paudeen lie won t lie much trouble lo any one, fur if ho takes after his mother, he'll have the brightest eye nnd the softest heart on the top of creation ; and if he takes nftlier his father, he'll have a puny hard fist on a broad pair of shoulders to push his way through the wurld. Taku him, sir, and gi' mu Biddy.' 'Just as you like,' said I having a pretty good guess how matters would eventuate. So he took away Ins pet Biddy, an handed me the little toddling urchin. This chiripiug Ihlle chap wont he long with us, thought I. Nor was he. Ten minutes had scarcely elapsed ere Pat rushed into Iho cabin, anil seizing little Paudeen up it, hjs ,, ,n turned to me, and wilh large tears bubbling in his eyes, cried out : ' Look al him, sir j 1st look at him ! il's thn youngest. Y wouldn't have the heart to keep him from us. " The long and the sliorl of it is, I've bin spaking lo Mary. Ye see sne couldn't part with Norah, and, and I didn't like lo let Bidy go ; hul, he me sowl, nnither of uz could live half a day without little Paudeen. No, sir no ; we can bear the bitterness of poverty, but we cant part from our chillier, unless it is the will nf Ilea veil to take thim from uz 'A'. O. Pic. a niij.l)FFAiii"Nj r a1ur bill. At the dinner table of ono of our principal ho. tela yesterday it matters not which, names being unnecessary for our nnrninBil,nm two men, plain in their appirol and unpretend. ..mir appearance, i ney seemed to enjoy with a keen relish and heahhv guod things set out before them, and paid their court to the wine with a freedom that would hnve dono credit to more evnorioncr.,! viinnts. "Great house this. David.-" wmi.u.l r them. "Reckon it b,' ssid David; "but I find it a plagues sight easier to eat their fixins than it is to read cm in print." neau em!' retorted IJav i friend !'.! a.nrn Ir. .nn.l ' T .1.1.. . . ' . .' ,"' ,c"u ' uu iii come hero to read, I came h':re to ear.' 'But how are wo to come at the best feed ?' said Divid, " if we can't pick it out !' " By doing," rejoined hts friend, "just as wo do at a breakdown, when old Neil Mnn'an, the fiddler, play the Boston Beauties' by be.-inn. ing here at the top, (pointing to the head of the bill of fare) leading down the middle, and tasin.r a turn at everything we meet a.s we m alon' "(Jo'" as wheat !" said David-" let us di,. in; and without further ceremony they com menced operations. It need not be told thai iher .K.t ,m,.i to the several dishes of which they partook, be sides drinking deeply of the nine. When they had fully got through, smoked their ci.-ar?, talk ed of their lucky trip down, and cote-ratulated themselves on the advantageous prices at which they had ibf.pocd of their corn, they in a swa". germg "d n thc.cvr.nnu" bin.i ..r - ..." called for tho bill. The waiter thinking thev a hided to the bill of fare, handed them one. On the back or side, of every hill of faro there is the list of wines whic't the house is prcpired to furnish, with the nrice affixed in met. Vi. i: .. of wines instead of the list of dishes, happ-md to present itself to our western friends and tile waiter not.ccd that in looking over it he bccani- tioiiiuw uiu nervou i. thai is, water, mould and salts. The great difference between thu decay of animal and vegetable matter, is (his; that as the animal bodies are lar richer in the substance which I'ortns ammonia, so lltey ttlford a richer sourco of manure. The animal body contains that element, in quantity enough, not only to fill tint pores of ils own mould, but also'enough lo impregnate!! large quantity of mould from other sources. The vegetable body, on tho contrary, contains scarcely enough ammonia to fill its own mould. Vegetables differ in the quantities of thu elements of lood which can furnish Hush and blood, and henco thoso vegetables are best for manure which furnish must ammonia. Wo liavu already remarked on the difference, in litis respect, between straws, grasses, and clover. But without going further into this comparison, which can have no other practical bearing than to show you tliu immense difference in value, in ani mal and vegetablo bodies, in forming mauuro o may here resolve thu subject into one great principle. The substance which forms flesh and blood, whether deiived from plants or animals, alone forms ammonia during Iheir decay, and the mould thence arising, is rich or poor manure, just in proportion as it contains ihu substance lit to form flush and blood. Starting from this principle, we find that animal substances, as flesh, fish, (owl, the body generally, including its various forms of covering, hair, wool, feathers, nails, hoofs, horns, claws, &.C., afford, in the pro cess of decay, about ten times more ammonia hat thu straws and grasses usually entering into the compost heap. Tho animal bodies give more volatile al kali than their mould can contain. It is giv en off in such quantity that decay is rapidly hastened. All thu signs of putrefaction, therefore, rapidly take place. The quantity of mould being small, nothing holds the vola tile parts they escape and are lost. Now, common sense and practical foresight have stepped in here, from time immemorial, and taught mankind the necessity and the utility of preventing the waste of the volatile and most valuable parts of tho decavinp animal substances, hy covering them in with earth. soil, dtc. These inibibu the escaping virtue or strength, and become rich and fertilizing. It remains to state, ihat every pound of ani mal carcass can impregnate ten pounds of vegetable mould ; or, taking our arable soils as they usually occur, onu pound of flesh fish, blood, wool, horn, etc., can fertilize three hundred pounds of common loam. Yon will sou, therefore, reader, how litllo you have now to learn of the necessity of saving every thing in the shape of animal matters, and converting them to manure, by wining uiem tntoyour compost heap. It is to be remarked, ihat the dry forms of an imal substances undergo the process of decay very slowly, when left to iheir own action. Wool, hair, flocks, horn-shavings, ifcc, or even leather chips and curriers' shavings, bear long exposure, and seem quite indes tructible. They yet are rich in all the true virtue of manure. They want something to bring this out, to sot them a working, to bring on fermentation. Well, on this head wo may lay down two rules ; ihe first is, that if buried among a heap of fermenting mat ter, that Communicates a similar rhanun tn "Three is throe. nml tum ,t,.iu... ' these drv. animal snlwirmre :. .1 lllly cents, is five do ara anil n l.nlf" -.i,l t. wnrk. Tin. cnein.l -.1., .1... :r.i j aioud "and two dollar. Is , , " V I " ' i" : . .. V." u"" " " "e ur' I three is ton dollar.,;; I " ' .' 'Z I "f". ....!... . '," " " '"L f" a,,IOnS tl,e r00l fifty is twelve dollars.",,,,! " " o . 1 1 "'. 'S I '"'is, men mese. act more now. loll in a Pinnate mmner before hi,, on t o t .y "!r'"n'on, and iho dry sub- 1n - "! icu 10 manure n un a speed 'I Hie boss here and if he savs To to fork ' 1 . , '.'." '" r for all the wine in h U P I n ", -I i T" "ST '"lT UC,lun of",i"",re Un ho, ever, you need'ut trouble yourself I ' " ,I,B !WI l,i,r,s : wUt're u urn down a chair for me anv more n want a more Mow and permanent action. 10 to Mary; she's the mother of ihini, e oiirisonauie lo be given' awav ller rhilfl.ip ..C. I r - , . , "" nor lace, auu alio not lo know nothing of tho manlier.' Away with von ihen .' said i. 'a IIS IlllfL- wnr.l .. ... ?, I - - ! aunt! u pussioie. in annul an Hour 110 returned, hut wilh eves iwl il swollen, nnd features pale from" excitement and agitation. Well,' inquired I, 'what success?' Bedad 'twas 11 hard nil' cnil Im 'hit! it's for Ihe child's good, and Heaven give uz strength lo bear it.' ' Very good, and which is il lo be V 'Why, sir, I've bin spaking, lo Mary, and sho thinks as Norah hero is the ouldesi, she -..i 1 iiusiiiin inoiiier as mum, and if ye II jist let her lake a parlin kiss, she'd give her 10 yez wid a blessen.' So my poor fellow took his children awav, lo look at ono of (hem for iho last lime. I was long ere he returned, but when he did ho was leading I lie second eldest, ' How's this?' said I. 'H live Vntl rluno. ed your mind V ' Nol exactly changed me mind, sir,' he replied ; -but I've changed the cralhur. Ye sen, sir I've been spakin'io Mary, and whin il canto lo the ind.lm goxly ! sho could nol pin wid Norah, at all ; they've gol used 10 aich others ways; hut here's litllo biddy she's punier far, ifshu'll do as well.' ' May Heaven buyer guardian!' cried he snatching her up in his arms, and giving her one long, hearty kiss. 'God ho kind lliim lhal's kind lo you, and lliem ihat offers tmu hurl or hatirni, may iheir sowl never see Si. Pelher I' So lite bereaved father rusher! away, and all that night the child remained wilh ui; but early the next morning mv friend Pat re-appeared, and this time ho i tad ln A mm who married a particularly nlumn sne. ciiniu of Wnminkinil hnini. a lilt nf a ur.. I..I.I one day thai she fillod Ihe measure of liis'mat-i,01!nKL'.sl cl,i'di muro Uiuy snugly cuddled ruiioui.ii jo, iuii; lor sne was ueautilul, dull, up m ,n nriiii, ful, youthful, cheerful, plentiful, andan armful.1 'What thu nutter now V said I. lame saying tn Hie waiter ; look here stran u-er. 1 inoogm 1 i:new a little of cvphen'u"," hut its a huckleberry above my per-imtnon to'calcu. late that; besides. I think it :i ra-'fntlt tiL-. to pile it on for all the wine my friend and I Irani; in that way. But I seiut ine over rc-cli ,0 uirii iiown a cnair or me .n,v nm n. course wnen t get up lo Indiana I can say that I dined at this eroat betel. ,iri. 1... added, still addressing the waiter, " was tut Mte I'm ready to sign for that value receive I, hut the way you li 'ure it out for the u iu.. .. caution !" The waiter who wis now. for ihe fir.t permitted to disabuse his guests, informed them lint ho did not present them the bill of faro as uiu one which was to ne tooted; that the whole amount which lltey had to pay was for dinners 8. and for wine JSO.iiO. Everything was now aeknowle.liml .,. 1. rigui nun tne two Western men assured the natter tttey would patronise the establish nietit when Ihcy next visited the cily Pic. I) A X A S PRIZE ESSAV OX MANURES. Section TiiinTF.E.vnr. Manures Composed chiefly of Mould These aru of vegetablo or animal origin Ann nrsi, 01 annual mould. ll,.r. .1. .11 find thai wo come perhaps belter nreii:.r..,l to understand litis pari of our subject than eiiner 01 1110 proceeding c asses. V explained tho principles which enable us lo unuerst inn wliv 11 is that animal and v.,..i., ble substances produce, hy decay, identical manors. I lie only diffurenco consists in the quantity of th-so matters. Let mu here reader, call to your reinembrancu the facts we slated respecting thu iwo classes of food, and thu two classes ofsubstances formed from that food by animals. A certain portion of that food contains none of that principle which forms ammonia. Thif portion of food na esfat Another portion of food contains Ihu substance which forms ammonia. This part of the food forms flesh and blond .....I thn other parts of the body, skin, feathers. . """'. norm, noois, nails and claws, thews and sinews. Now, when a body dies and decays, tho mould which it forms will be rich manure, or poor manure, just in propor mm as it contains more or less of the sub stances formed 0.11 of that porlioti of food which furnishes flesh and blood. Tho fal, therefore, 111 animal mould, plays a very in- ferior part to I acted by tin, flesh and blood. In a word, as I wish to diminish ihu I illy mailer from our present consideration, I may do this, reader, hy staling to vou all thai vou need know, thai in decay, fa't forms chiefly carbonic acid. If, therefore, yon call in mind what wo have said about Ihe action of Ihat, you will seo how fat acts in manure. Bui tlm flesh and blood, and tho substances .mum worn 11, give precisely the same which may be called quick, compared to the loiiiieniing process. The practical lesson to be drawn from these differences of action between (he fleshy and horny parts of animals, is 1b.1t things at vegetables do when "they decay, ings by offering her less, coiiiineiicit lion mug last alter ihu first is over, to use tin. dryer and harder parts. If now we turn to tho other division of mould, that from vegelahh s, we find it lack ing in thu Very thing which was superabun dant in animal mould. That thing is volatilo alkali. The great mass of vegetable mould is always impregnated, but always slightly charged with volatile alkali. There is nol enough of tho flesh and blood forming ele ment in vegetables to hasten the decay of till, III'iMm. .n I j. ' ui iu tun vet 1 uiem alter decay into rich nianuie. Now here, again, nut science, hul practical common sensti steps in, and did step in long ago, and as she taught mankind tlm necessily'of adding soil or mould matter, so here, lo enrich vegetable mould, she leaches that animal matter, or lint which is its rep. reseiitative, alkaline salts, must bo added to vegetable mould, to make it active. It is not ihu mould alone which plants worn U'- have seen all along how nature pruvides a certain amount of salts in her virgin mould : wo by cropping exhaust those tl.a I mould. Wo have tons of thai, yefom fields arn barren. They want, as has been ex plumed, salts. Concluded'in our next. B.trtriAi.Nl.NG. Mis. Ellis, ill lllill nrJ. lent work, iho ' Wives of England,' makes Iho following judicious remarks, which can not bo too forcibly impressed u ill, Milt ivrtrfjl "i iu " Abovo all things lo bo Piiardnd .,:.. in making bargains, is thai uf taking advan. (ago of the poor. It is a cruel system car ried on by the world, and one against which women, with her boasted kindness nf I..,.. ought especially lo set her face thai f first ascertaining tho position or degree of neces sity or the parly wo deal wilh, and ll.e.i of. h-ring a price accordingly. Yd how often do w.t hear ihe expression, ge it done so well and so cheaply, for poor things, they are in such distress, they itro ga, tu A0 j, for any price!' and a pififul sight it is to sea tho plain work and fine wink, that is dono on such terms. A pitiful thing ll is lo think of iho number nf hours which have been spent, perhaps in tho endurance of hunger and cold, before iho scanty pittance was earned ; and In compare ibis with Ihe gulden sums so willingly expended at some fashion ablo milliner's, where because the lady of iho hooso is not in want iho kind hearted purchaser would be sorry lo insult her feel-

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