Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, 25 Temmuz 1845, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated 25 Temmuz 1845 Page 1
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NOT TUB Q L O II 7 OF 0 33 3 A n D VT TUB TO B X. F A IZ B OP BOMB M-H. B. STACY. BURLINGTON, VfJItMOaT, FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1845. VOL. XIX N o. 8. Communication. Ai-bubn, N. V., July Blh, 1313. Mr. Stact, I left Utica nnd arrived at Syracuse on tho allernoon of the 3d of July t found Syracuse a Bne, busy place ) put up at Rust's Hotel. The first Hotels west are more extensive than any 1 have vis ited away from New York. The view from the Ob servatories of Rust's Hotel, and from the Empire House, a new and splendid hotel jajsfinishing, near by, "over the canal," is very fine :-you have the Salt Works of Syracuso, Salina, &c., Onondaga lake, the Canal, city of Syracuse, village of Salma, and an extensive country around in full view for many milts in extent ; and il is a pleasant land to look upon. On the 4 111, the Mililaty, the Odd Fellows' Lodges in full regalia, and far better dress and appearance than at :hc late proce-ston in New Vork city, the Cold Wa ter Army, consisting of a great number of hovs and a fine lot of girls, with wreaths around their heads, and all gay and smiling in their btauty and loveliness, wilh appropriate mottoea and banners floating in the breeze, together wilh many citizens, marched in pro cession to a beautiful gruve, where a pic-nie was held, an eloquent and appropriate address delivered, songs sung, and "sentiments drank," and the happy, joy ous throng mingled together in temperance harmony and love. The proceeds, amounting to between four and five hundred dolhus, goes for the benefit of the Orphan Asylum, as I was informed by an interesting and intelligent orphan, who is a teacher at the Fe male Seminary at Salina, whero on the evening of the 4lh I attended a Ladies' Fair. Salina enjoys the reputation, I am told, of having very many well edu cated, fine looking Ladies. The assembly at the Fair, o far as one evening and the opportunities then af forded, enabled me to judge, makes me think it wor thy of the reputation. Auburn appears to be a line place, wilh wide streets, many fine public and private building, and an exten sive work-shup where people work fur the Slate and ore provided fur at the public expense. The view from the observatory overlooks an extensive, will cultiva ted and bcautil'jl country, wheat fields, forests, and the varied scenery of hill and da'e. How I do desire, when viewing these landscapes of nature, clothed in their lovely, smiling garb of green, the art, taste and akill to transfer them to paper and carry them to my home. 1 envy, if any one, the artist, who, by the stroke of his pencil, can transfer the beautiful scenery around him to his paper or canvass, and ihus bear off with him the green spots of earth, the s lvcry lake, and tnc uaming waterfall. Tho wheat fields look very well. I hear that grain is ripening pretty well; a few kernels in cac'i head, near the lower part of tho head, do not fill j consc qucnily there ui'l be some "falling oil" in quantity I visited the Salt works, both solar and fine, at Sy racuse and rialina. The process, as it was shawn and explamoJ tome, in nuking sular or course salt, is to pour the sail water from tho spring into largo shal low vats. These vau cover, I should judge, scleral hundred acres j they li.no roofs which cin bo readily shoved on or ulFqui'jkly, ns i tie fetaleofihe weather may require. The water evaporates, end the Salt forms or is chrystalized, and adheres to the vats. To make fine salt, the water is evaporated more rapidly in kettles, by boiling. A new process is being experimented upon which upon a small scale has succeeded to make cleaner fine salt than by iho old method. They take the course salt and dissolve it in clean water nnd largo j vats, the water heated in the first vat to 70 deg. Kair enheat, and when it has run urTintoanolher tat, leav ing many of us impurities behind t then healed to J00( then drawn into the kettles and ovnporattd by boil ing, as before. My informant, who was trying the experiment, expected to make a nicer article, and moke it much fa3ler than by the old melliad of boil ing the salt water. Hi. reasoning and theory appear ed plans. ble. I hope his experiments will bn success ful, and think that they will. Il seems q lire proba ble that salt will be cleaner, nt any rale, whero the impurities ore taken out before boiling, than where it is boiled dirt and all together. I have found thus far, on this journey, as I always do find when travelling, plenty of kind nnd attentive persons ready to show and explain every thing I de sire to know about. I visited the Auburn Prison this noon, and found quitea crowd very desirous to get into the SlaiePris. on, to see the 700 prsioners marched out to lake tlnir dinners. They oro marched in regular order and 8!'pi from the work-shops, about fifty in a compnny j they march ns well without music as the best drilled in li tary cornpaniee do without music. When sealed at table, a blessing was asked, all the prisoners appear ing to join in the devotion, and their wholesome foo l was partaken of wilh a zest which the town or city gourmand might envy. The Piison Wareroom, up in town, is very exlen" sive where can bo found eiery variety of bcauiifu. furniture, chairs, sofas, bedsteads, looking glasses window shades, and many other articles made in the prison. There are more good buildings in Auburn, in pro portion to its size and population, than in any place I have visiicd, very many beautiful residences, with fine yards, gardens, and much shrubbery and many tree around them. Many of the stores are very beau tifully fitted up and well filled. Mr. Chedcll, of this place, his the best Jewelry Store that I have seen since I left New York, and a better slock than some " Broadway S'ores" in his lino. Mr. Wright, of this place, has a fine store in the same line. Tho Prison, Court House, many of the churches, stores, and oth er buildings, are hewn stone, and some of ihem splcn did buildings. The court house is a very fine build ing, surmounted by a beautiful large dome, upon the summit of which is a pretty observatory. Obrerva lories are very common on public and private build ings in this section of the country. I Ike them very much, and visit some of them the first thing afier my arrival, to enjoy the beautiful views they usually af ford of the surrounding country. Kx-Oov. Seward, whom I saw yesterday at Syra cuse, has a fine residence in this beautiful place. I do not know the population of the place, but should judge it to be about six thousand. I nm informed that lldoea not appear so busy here to strangers as for merly, when the travelling was by stages s then Vu saw stages arriving and departing almost constantly. r- 0 The smoking, puffing "Fire Horse" has silenced Iho noisy, ratlling, busylooking " co-ich and six " No longer does Jehu, with proud satisfaction, erode his whip, handle his "ribbons," and rein jn his fiery, foaming steeds. "AlasJ Othello's occupation's gone." Seneca Falls is finely situated on a riicr, or on the outlet of Seneca Lake. This outlet, which empties into Cayuga Lake, afTWds water power 10 an almost unlimited extent, the descent bring 80 to 100 leet in 12 miles. It is but partially occupied- There ate 1 cotton and 1 woollen factory, and 8 (lour ing mills in operation, and a large snd beaulilul wool len factory is just finishinif, built of stone, 7 stories high, which is lo into immediate opetalion. The stream allbrds abundant water, and is not subject lo freshets. Al the falls there is a descent of more than 40 ftet within the distance of 0110 mile. The Cayuga and Seneca Canal and the Auburn and Rochester Railroad, pass through this village. The C. and,S. Cam! unites with the Erie Canal (I am informed) at Montezuma. This place must, I think, Increase in size and im portance. There is now a good opening for on indus trious, enterprizing Jeweller, of moderate capital, and for almost all kinds of mechanics. Rev. Mr. Ilngue. formerly of Si. Albans and Oeorgia, Vl., is settled over the Pretbyleriau Church at this place. There are two papers published here. The Seneca County Courier, u Whig paper, published by Messrs. Millikcn & Fuller, presents a fino typographical appearance. Its advertising patronage is good, and its circulation is rapidly increasing. Mr. M., who i o fine, enter prising young man, formerly resided in Iturlinglon, nnd I hope and believe that ho will do well at Seneca Falls. He has a good Bookstore in connection with his other business. May success attend him. The population of Seneca Falls is about 3,000, and Is in creasing. There arc 5 churches, 4 or 500 dwelling houses, some very pretty residences, and good stores. Their public houses, nnd their side-walks, squares, and tome of their yards, need n lilllo more ntientton to render them as pleasing nnd attractive to visiters and strangers as other places in the vicinity. Seneca Falls is n romanlic and pretty plaoc, nnd by a Imlc continued, spiriieJ utlention oti the part of her cit. zens, tho placo may bo rendered much more attractive and beautiful. The railroad between Auburn and Seneca Falls crosses Cayuga lake by a bridge about one ond a half miles long and the bridge, liko the Railroad much of tho way from Schencctadj to BulTilo, is rather a rickety affair. I will take this opportu-.ity to speak of the Troy ond Schenectady Railroad nnd Carsi every passenger cannot fail to be pleased wilh them. The travel demands that Troy should provide boats which will not stop at Albany taking ofT freiiht from the N. V. boals, in tho morning. Were I coining West ever so often, nnd as much as I like Troy and tho Troy House, I should never go again by Truy until this delay of the "Troy Tenders" is remedied, Wo ni rived inamplc lime a.t Albany, but Capt. Tup per waited to roll on barrels, boxes, I ales, cf-c, nearly twenty minutes after most eT tho passengers had left tho Knickerbocker, nnd wo arrived at Tioy at 25 minutes of eight s of course the cars were trT the mo ment the passe ncers for tho west nnd the baggage could get on board, ond the nice (anticipated) break fast at that will kept Tioy House wns left behind with anything but fcelinas of satisfaction. The place for refrohincnt at several of the stopping p'accs after leaiing Troy were not provided wilh such things a. I I like to make a breakfast upon. Kxcusc this distcs- sion, I am aware that fault finding and eating are out of place and not in good taste in communications of this kind; 1 refer to it, hoping that llicse "convenient nuisances," the Troy Tenders, may be brought under new arrangements. I hear constant complaints of the detentions between Albany and Troy. If they run for passengers they should not stop so long for freight and for towing vessels Troy cannot secure western trade, to and from New York, without they abate the present annoying detention. If I did not wish v eil to Troy I should be silent upon this subject The northern travel feel and complain of tho same thing. Waterloo i a prctly ploce, al out equal distance be tween Cayuga and Seneca f.akes, and handsomely situated on both sides of the outlet of Seneca Like I did not slop there. I was told that the population was about 2300, that there were i Churches, 3 Ho tels, 20 or more Stores, 1 largo Woolen Factory 5 Flouring Mills, and large liniestono quarries, and that it was a smart enterprising place. Geneva, July 7th. Geneva, from whero I nm writim, is very bcauti lully situated near llie foot cr nuilh end of rscneca lake on the western side. The place is built rather upon ridges rising one upon another from the lake west, which gives fine views Iron) almost oil of the beauti ful residences which line her sides and crown her hills; those ridges run fur the most part parallel with the like. The scenery is delightful ond in some res pects can wilh propriety be classed with our own beautiful town its population I should judge, by its appearance is obout the same ns Burlington. The Dpiscopal Church is a beaut, ful lieun-olone building, somewhat in gothic style of nrchiicclure, co-t 30 or $33,000. The Presbyterian House is larger and much like our own, (il is finished lomrcr.) Several Steam Boais ply regularly on the lake 6ummir nnd winter, the lake being very deep never freezes the meridian of iho capital at Washington passes ihroiiuh the lake obout a half mile cost of Geneva. Although this is n busy, pretty place, slill I am disappointed in it, il has not the neat prctly appearance I had anticipated 1 there are many c!d buildings, which ore not kept in good repair i they would be uninjured in appearance by a few coals of good paint. Seneca lakeis said to be one of the largest and most beautiful of the many lakes whieh adorn,wrsirrnew York. It is -10 cr 50 miles long, from south to north, nnd from 1 lo 4 miles wide) the depth is not known 1 - - it has leen.neasuud and found 10 lo, near its outlet, nearly COO feet deep. I givo in tl.ce letters no infor- nation statiaticallyf bul from sources that I think con le relied upon. In somo cases in relation to the num ber of dwellings, population, &c. 1 estimated them according lo my judgement, comparing them with places whoso population 1 am acquainted wilh. That errors may occur is very probable, but hope in the main to ho correct, and shall be happy 10 be corrccte 1 if erring in any particular. As I write top'easo myself I eharfe noihing for the information, or pleasure, or pain imparled 10 any who may see theso hastily w rit ten lines. All I would ask is, that others, whenftom home, would try and communicato lo their own pres ses, of places and lliinjs, as they pass around tho country. I, lor one, hko to read such letters, 1 n spenking i f Auburn, I did not, I believe, mention Auburn Theological Feminory, a largo stone 1 lidding 4 stories high above the basement. There aro sever al professors and nearly 103 students The Auburn Prison is wonby of a moie.exlcnded notice. There ore ten ocres of land, enclosed by a high, solid stone wall, thresa or moro feel thick, and from 15 or 20 lo 40 01 BO feet pgh. The main building faces the cash is three stories high besides the basement, and has a cupola, in which is on alarm bell, and on ihu top of the cupola the representation of a guard or soldier, with his gun shouldered and overlooking the counlry in and around the Prion yard. There are 70 cells each cell being about 7 or 8 feet long, 3 wide, nnd 7 or 8 high. There are, ol course, all the various kinds of rooms necessary for the accommodation undem ployment of this nnmerous and industrious popula tion, whoaie mosily engaged in mechanics! occupa tions. Although, before joining litis " social associa - .uiiii. ncm iiiiaucierB, mercuanis, arm gcnite- men, injustice to those who havo left their homes in tion," some wero financiers, merchants, ond genlle- oth 1 countries to make this, our beloved land, their couniry, 1 will mention that only a little more Ihon one sixth of the number of convicts in this prison ore foreigners. To return again to Geneva, I will mention that Geneva College is said lo le flourishing. It is, I he lieve, on Episcopal Institution. There ore three Col lege buildings, beautifully situated on Main St., over looking r-nica Ijike, as the University buildings at Hutlinglon do our beautiful Lake Champloin. There is a fine Medical Collcpe or School here. I visited their Museum, Lccturo and Directing Rooms, and their Obscrtalory, from which I had a fine view of the Lake and the delightful scenery around Geneva. O that the painter's skill wero mine 1 then should theso beautiful scenes of Nature breathe and move and livoin my room. At Geneva reside a friend ond his beloved wife. Ilolh wero my school males 1 bolt ore my esteemed and cherished friends. How many happy hours have wo spent together! bow many miles have we ram bled over in days gone by I how sweet and cherish ed the remembrance of them. They aro happy in each other, and I rejoice that it is so ! May they lire long and happily, and die together 1 VERMONT THE OIJLD RING. DV D. C. COLESWORTIIV. How greatly wise who never movo When stern misfortune lowers Who sees tho same kind hand of love In sunshine and in showers. When shadows veil the burning sky, Behind the clouds they know Bright fields of golden grandeur lie, And seas of splendor flow, Thev only bend but never break When nngry storms nrio Prepared Ilia hand of grief to take, And wait for brighter skies. Emily Acto.v was an excellent young tally of souk; eighteen years. Ilor parenls, although in liniiililu circumstances, verc In dustrious, ntitl the d-itigliler wits early Intiglit tu employ herself t.lotil llint which wns most useful. Sho took priilo in rising curly and gclting hrcitkf.ist ready hy the limo her mother nroso ; nfler which slio would employ herself in tho kitchen lo sew or knit. Un like n grout many of her sex, sho wns sel dom seen tit tho window to watch tho 011112 men who passed dressed in tho heighlli of t.isiuon. it was not because Emily was poor, hut sho had n different laslo nnd thought nioro of her character and the assis tance shu might render her mother. Her drois. always was neat and never gaudy; and it ilid nnt trouble her, if she could not follow Iho foolish fashions of the day. Emily was also interesting in her conversation. You would nut hear her lalk about tlie fellows and thu beaux, from one monlh lo nnolher ; nor remans n Hut tins person and that one woro to church. She attended meoling to hear, and not lo see and he seen, and what she heard was treasured i d in her mind. Miss Ac- w,1s Ci,l,t'l. 11 dd, by some of her mi iy ining 11 lenus, no were an Kir lasinon ami show ; but I hey loved her, nevertheless. Emily had an excellent disposition ; she was kind and accominodalinL'. and never indul-, ged in angry words or manifested unplesant fouling1!. Mr. Acton was a worthy shoemaker ; but as his business was not very good and ho not an expert workman, it was wiili difficulty that ho piid his debts and lived comfortably. To purchase the necessaries of life, requites no lilllo sum, especially when rents are high and wood nnd flour aro dear. To help along in the family, Emily was in the habit of tak ing in wotk, and often earned from twelve to fifteen shillings a week. This sho gave lo her tnolher lo expend in any way she riilsht think proper. One morning as Emily wns returning somo woik that, she had made, she picked up a small gold ring. On examining it, as she returned homo sho discovered tho initials 'J. S.' engraved on the inside. Mother,' Ert it! she, 'liiis niy Luluiii; i soiiio"OTio wliei prizes it highly ; otherwise, I think tho own er would not havo had his initials engraved upon it.' ' If so you may find tho owner ; for it will certainly bo advertised.' 'Do you think one would go to that ex pense for so trilling n thing.' ' IN tit unless 11 is valued more as a gift, than fur the gold il contains.' Emily carefully nut nw.iv.tlio rimr in her box and thought but liulo of it for a few dajs. On Tuesday morning it lien thu Gazelle came, for Mr. Acion was a subscri'or to this paper on looking over tho advertising column,-Emily exclaimed ' Why, mother, tho ring I found last week, is really advertised.' ' Aro yon sure of it ?' 1 Yes, il describes tho very ring.' Run and get it, and then read lo mo the udveilisement.' Emily brought the ring and handed il to her tnolher and read as follows : . I A II II ... . . . tiusr. smau goto ring, wttli tlio till kj. " '" " iiu nil!- is IIMAfU 11s I ,,e gift of (1 fiit1(J and wloevcr f()11j ,hu sumu s1; l)(J KbvnU row.lldt!li by Ci(V. r...ic 1 w ..,. ., ti... u: t J by ing it at the Sloroof Mr. in Middle Slreet.' ' It must bo ilia sime, Emily and you had heller carry thu ring to tho storo this niorn- ' I will, mother ; but I shall charge noth ing for finding it.' Pulling on her things, Emily started for tho rimp in Middle street. On enlering sho madu known her errand, and tho store-keeper romatked that tho cenlluman who had lost the ring had left two dollars fur him to pay should any unu present il. Out Emily re fused tu taku thu money, nnd lull thu ring. Tho shop-keeper insisted 011 her taking the two dollars. The gentleman is rich and ablo to pay it,' said he. Finding that she refused and was leaving tho shop, ho called her back and requested her name and residence, when sho-did nnt hesituto to give and then left thu shop and returned to her home, Tho following Monday, hen Emily and her mother weio at their washing tubs, somo one knocked al thu door. The old ladv went lo seo who was there ami presently re turned, lellhg her daughter 11 Joung genlle man was in thu front room, who wished to seo her. - Wiping her faco nnd hands on tier apron, sho hastened into Iho room, wilh nut unrolling her sle-eves or unpiniug her gown. Yet sho did nut apoldgisn fur Iter appearance, taking it fur granted, that if a real gentleman wished lo seo her, ho would know that work was no disgrace, and that on Monday morning she must of courso bo found at the wash tub. As shu entered tho room the gentleman remarked 'If 1 mistake not, you aro tho young lady who recently fnund 11 gold ring and left it nt tho storo of Mr. .' ' Yes, sir.' ' Out as you refused to take tho two dol lars 1 lefl, 1 didn't know bul you might think it loo small a sum, nnd I havo culled to pre sent you wilh five dollars.' 1 O, sir, I did not think I ought to bo paid lor doing my duty and therefore I refused lo tako it ; und I shall now certainly refuse your libeiral otTer.' 1 Hut I insist upon your taking il. Here, accept this bill.' I cannot consent to take it,- It would not bo right for mo to bo paid for discharg ing my duty do you think it would, sir' 1 Tho ring I value at ten times that sum. It was a ring worn by n very dear friend, who died about two years since, and on that uccount I prize il. Uttt I merely nsk you to tako this bill ns a present, not as pay re ceived for a very honest act and tako it you must.' Do not urgo mo to take it, sir., Tako it tako it and say not another word.' Reluctantly Emily held out Iter hand and took tho five dollars remarking that she would endeavor to make good 1110 of it. ' I havo no doubt of that,' said tho stran ger, seeming hat little inclined to leave ; 'you havu probably learned how to make good use, of money.. Yes, sir, my parents tiro poor, I nm obliged to earn my own living, hy sewing and knitting, and I expend but very little for what I think is not rci'lly useful.' ' Vou tuke in work then V Yes, sir, all I can get to do.' ' I havo somo slirting 1 should like to have made up. Can 1 get you lo do it 1 I should bo happy to do it for you.' Bidding Emily good morning, the stranger left tho house, while the industrious girl re turned to her wash-till). ' Mother,' said she,' 'who do you suppose this stranger is 1 Ho appears to bo an ex cellent man, and insisted upon my taking five dollars for finding the ring.' ' I cannot tell ; ho must bo somo rich man's son, or he could not alTord lo give you so much.' 1 Besides, mother, lie says ho will givo me somo work.' ' If he should and vou do it well, it mnv open tho way fur tunro employment. 1 should us lie) you would work lor gentlemen as take it from lop shops.' Chceiful and happy, Emily continued at liar work day by day. She never had a mo- ment lo spend to walk tho streets, or gossip fuim liouso to house. Her thoughts were, how she could make herself most useful, and , better promote the welfare and happiness ol her worthy parents. CHAPTER 11. 1 seek a female in whose heart, Domestic virtues share a part ; Not fond ofgauJy dress or show, To please some foppish, senseless beau Who'd rather at her woik be seen, Than pace the town with haughty mien, Addressing every male she mi-els, In bustling marls or crowded streets.

Charles Simonton wns the son of a rich man; bul unlike tho children of many weal thy parents, from his earliest years lie was uuneu 10 woik. ins iuuicious lutlier nam been brought up al a mechanical trado and had madu his furlunn by diligence and indus try, ami ho wnisleterninfil iiU',on should not bo ruined by idleness and improper as sociates. When he was old enough to learn a trade, ho put Charles to Messis Gould & Webster, to learn the mysteries of making hats. Willi llieso gentlemen ho worked hard ; but at this he did not murmur. Sometimes his fellow associates would joke him on account of steady habits, and even laugh at him for not touching tho ardent spirits which they daily used. But he had seen tho evil of inteinpeiancc nnd warned them lo bewate. They heeded linn not. One day iwo of iho apprentices, young Woodman and Harris, determined they would make Charles Inko a glass of bitters wilh them, but ho stoutly refused. They held him und 1 n leavorrd lo pour tho poison down his throat, but cuuld not succeed. ' You will be sorry for this,' said Charles; for 1 am certain, unless you fursako jour practice, you will becoino intemperate "and dio drunkards.' ' Wo'll risk that young Morality,' they re plied. ' Those who- tftJn't 'enji.y themselves wiir-n iney can, must uu tools.' Charles made the best of the treatment he received, and was so kind-hearted, it was seldom that ho was treated roughly. His most excellent mother had taught him les sons of wisdom, which ho could nut forget. When templed lo stray from duty, her image and her counsel were before him and ho turned from tho wrong path and pursued a virtuous life. When Charles had finished his trade, his masters oflered lo givo him employment, hut his father had business for him, which he thought would ho more congenial to his feel ings touk him into partnership with him self. Their business was good and prosper ity crowned their efforts. About this limn Charles met with a severe loss in the death of his molhei. Sho had been sick for somo months, and her death had been daily ex pected. Sho givo her son sumo excellent advice and begged him never to deviate from a virtuous courso. 4 'My son, I am dying,' said she, 'and when I am gono remember mv words tv vou' and ulways practico according to tho dictates of wisUom. 1- olloiv Uiq liillo and treasure in your heart its holy truths, which if obeyed will mako you happy in life, cheerful in diMih and. blessed forever. 'Here, Charles, I give you a ring 1 have worn keop it tu remember my precepts.' Charles luved his molher affectionately. She had been a devoted permit to him, and when sho wasdsad his grief was poignant. llu placed her gift upon his finger, resolving to part wilh in only in death. Mrs. Simonton had stent beneath tho clods of Iho valley for nearly two years, and Charles had safely kept ibis relic of his moth er; but 0110 day on going lo his supper, ho discovered thai liu had lost his ring. Hn looked for it in vain. Charles went directly to Isaac Adams, proprietor ol Iho Portland Gazette, and paid him for an advertisement staling his lost, requesting tho finder lo leave it at a shup in Middla vitreel. In ti few i,ij s, Charles called nt the store, nnd ascertained thai his ring had been found. But,' said iho shop-keeper, 'the young woman who found 11, would not laku llie two dollars reward you ordered me lo pay her. 1 Wouldn't take it 1 and why not !' It is moro than I can (ell. Sho seemed lo think it was not ono'sduty to receive pay fur what was found. And, faith, Charles, she was a very pretty girl.' ' But sho shall be paid, Just inform me where she lives and I will sco sho is reward ed for her honcsiy. Tho shop-keeper informed Charles of her residence, and on Monday ho called at tho house. Tho result of that visit tho reader learned in our first chapter. When Simonton led the house of Mr. Ac ton, ho resolved on 0110 thing, to marry tho intcresling and domestic daughter, us lie found her to bo, providing I111 could obtain her consent. Her beauty and her modesty, her industry and her huinilily, struck him at once, and ho could not forget her. At night he thought of tho beautiful girl, nnd in the day time sho was befuro him. ' Slio is just ai.ill tl .ui'nii 114 X in' i,B oiitU Itu Iiiiiij. tr, 'and she suits mcbetlcr than any of tho doz ens t am acquainted wilh, who fill the circle of prido and fashion.' In a short time Charles called at Mr. Ac ton's with tho shirting ho wished to have mado up. It was in tho evening. Ho was politely invited in, and gladly embraced the opportunity. While silling with tho good lady, Emily busied herself with ironing the clothes, now and then slopping lo converse wilh Clunk's. Every thing was neat about thu house, nnd spoke of industry, nnd not poverty. In taking leave, lie was invited to call ugain, by Emily and her mother, the former staling that his work would be finish ed in thu course fo a week. ' What 11 fine young gentleman Mr Simon ton is,' said Mr Aclon, after Charles had gone ; for on that evening, for the ihst time, they had learned his name. Ho is very pleisant end very kind, 10 marked Emily. How different he is from many ol our rich men. 1 1 cully begin to love thai young man. ' I cerlainly do,' said tho mother. ' You seldom see u man of his wealth so pleasnnt and ngieeable lo poor folks.' ' If ever I should bu so lucks as lo get a husband, inuther, I know of no one who conies up to my ideas of what a husband should be, as this Mr Siinonlon ' I fear, my child, you will not get such a husband as he.' ' i do not expect it. I never dreamed of such a thin''. It was only somo of my fool ish talk.' Ono week passed away, and Mr Simonton called for his work. It was done, and well dono ; for which ho paid Emily liberally, shu however, refusing to take mere than it was worth, until being over persuaded. When Charles look his leave ill it night, ho remai keil to buiilv, 'On Sunday eve fllr mng next, Dr. Ueaue delivers a lecture lie- the benevuient society. I should bo happy to have your company there.' ' 1 should bo pleased 10 co," said Emilv. and they bid each other good night. Cliiulcs and Emily went lo the lecture. A door was now open for his frequent visits at Mr Acton's, and every week. he spent two or tlireo evenings llierc, A year passed away just 0110 year fiom tin .1... it. .1 r ...tl.. ..:i . ,1 .1... ..i.i . j j f,.iti-u ui iiiu t;uiu ling 111 iiiu street. 1 nero was a weuiltni' at tin: house of.Mr Aclon, and Emilv was tho hap py bride. Shu never looked handsomer, and bimonton s joy was complete. Mr Kellogg united tho happy pair, nnd men invoked the blessing of iho Almighty upon mem. As Mr Simonton was a wealthy man, he purchased a fine house in Back street ; lliilli er ho took his excellent companion, where lliey lived in peace, prosperity and happi riuss nir moro man nan a Century. It was but a few years since thai they wero depos ited in 1110 narrow house, billowed to Iho tomb by numerous friends and relations. They died in the Christian faith, tho pre cepts of the Biblo cheering ihem in their sicklies", and giving them an anlepasl of those jnys wiiicii tiro in reservation lor the righ teous. Portland Tribune. CONSULTING A LAWYER. Ithapponcd that a farmer, named Ber nard, having como 10 market in Rennes took it into his head, when his business was accomplished, and Ihero wero a few hours of leisure, that It would bo a capital uso of 1I1.11 spare lime to consult a lawyer. He had of ten heard people speak of M. Poller do la Geriuandaie, whoso reputation wns so great that the people thought 11 suit already gained if ho undertook it. Bernard asked for his address, und went immediately to his office in St. George's street. Tho clients were numerous, and Bernard had tu wait for a long lime. At length his turn came, and he was introduced. M. Po ller de l,i Germandaie pointed him a chair, laid ills spectacles on tho table, and asked what brought him there. ' 'Pon my word, Square,' said tho farmer, whirling his hat round, 'I heard so much lalk about you that, finding myself at lei sure in Rennes, I thought I would tako ad vantage nf thu circumstance, and come and gel an opinion of you.' ' 1 thank you fur your confidence, my friend,' said M. de la Germandaie, 'but you, of course, have a lawsuit V 1 A lawsuit ! a lawsuit, indeed ! I hold ihem in utter abomination : and moro than that, Peter Bernard never had a dispute with any man living.' ' Then you wish to settle some estate, or divido tho property among the family V Beg pardon, Squaro ) my family and I never had any properly to divido ; wo all eat from tho same dish, as the saying is.' ' It's about somo contract for the purchase or salo of something V 1 Not at all ; I'm not rich enough to pur chase any thing, nor so poor as to sell what I have.' ' What, then, do you want of me ' asked tho astonished lawyer. ' What do I want t Why, I told you at first, Square. 1 came for an opinion, for which I will pay, of course, as I am in Rennes now, at leisure, and it is necessary to profit by the circumstance.' M. do la Germandaie look pen and paper, and asked thu countrymen his name. Peter Bernard,' answered he, happy in deed that ho bad succcedod in making him self understood. ' Your age i" ' Thirty years, or thereabouts.' ' Your profession V ' My profession I Oh, nh, yes that is, what I do t Oh, lama farmer.' Tho lawyer wrote two lines, folded up iho paper, and gavo it to his cliont. ' Is it dono already V cried Bernard. 'Very well, that's right. There is no lime lo get rusty hero, ns they say. How much do you charge fur this opinion, Square V ' Tlireo fi anes.' Bernard paid without disputing, mado a grand scrapo with his foot, nnd went out, delighted with having 'profiled by tho occa sion.' When arrived at homo it was already four u-iiuxn. 1 uu jaunt uau taliguetl 11 I ill , a ixl ho went into thu house for somo repose. Meantime, his crass had been nut four days, nnd was completely dried, and onu of Ins lads came to ask whether he should not gel il in. Not this evening,' said Mrs. Bernard, who had buljost Joined her husband; 'il would bo too bad to set tho people at work at so late an hour.' The lad urged that there might be n change in the weather ; that everything was in or der, aud that thu people ivcro doing noth ing. Mrs. Bernard said the wind seemed to be in tho right quarter for fair weather, nnd they would not get the work done before dark that night. Bernard listened graveiy to these advo cates, not knowing how to decide between them, when suddenly recollecting the pa per he had received from tho lawyer ' Slop a minute,' cried he, 'I have cot an opinion. It is from a famous lawyer, and cost me three francs. This will doobtless semo mo matter. Here, 1 liuresa, come nnd leil us what it says: vou can read all kinds of writing even a lavver'sl' Mrs. Bernard touk the paper, and with some difficulty read these lines: ' iVd'cr put nff till to-morrow what vou can do tn-daii? ' 1 hat s it,' saitl Bernard, ns if he had re ceived n sudden lighl on iho subject. 'Make haslo with you, all I he girls and the boys, and let us get tho teams ready,' His wife offered somo more objections, but Bernard declared that he was not going lo pay a lawyer for an opinion, and then not follow it. He therefore got ready and led nil hands to tho field ; nor did he stop till ten o'clock nt night, when tho whole of his hay wr.s snugly stowed away in the bain. This event proved very fortunate; for during tho night, there occurred one of the most terrific storms ever experienced in that part of iho country. The river overflowed its uaiiKS unu swept llie Hals ol every spear ot grass llial remained out : so that uernaru was almost thu only farmer in tho neighbor hood who got any hay from their meadow lands lliatycnr. Tho 'opinion' 11 as ever af ter choicely kept and acleil on, and ho be came in due time one of I ho richest farmers in ihu Department of Rennes. Anecdotes or Hats. Hals will cat off the covering from ml fljsks thrust in their rough tail?, and by this means rifla the buttles of their contents. They know alo how to ekini the cream from the milk with the same convenient appendage. A child in Lowell, Mass., ivlnlo asleep, was many years a''o severely bitten in the necK by a ral, in consequence uf which it lust 11s lite. The Isle cf France was once abandoned on account of the immense swarms uf rats, and they ore unw, it is said, a severe scourge tu it. 1 lie y nave ueen Known to consume a hundred vveifflit of biscuit daily on a man-of-wnr : and when a ship has been smoked to destroy them, six hampers a day have for some time been fill ed wilh the carcases. 1 hey frequently, when there is want of provisions tor their support, lake- measures tn less.cn llioir numbers. The ttrnii ger fall upon tho weaker. They lay open their skulls nrl cat up the hratns, and alterward the rest of tho body. The next day hostilnies again commence; nor uu iney suspend then havoc until the majority are destroyed. For this reason it it, that alter any uhice'lias fur 1. long tune been infected with them, they often ui.-appear 01 a suuucu. uuiion says, mat originally, moro wero nu rats in America, and that those which are nun tu be lound here in such numbers, are the pro. .1 t .t .. 1 ... t. . . .. . . 1 . iiucu Hum inusu nuicu acciueuiaiiy iitiiatueil a fooling with the first European settlors. The increase of rals wag ouco so great that the v- tvere considered a pest uf the colonies. The pest has not ceased. Il is 6aid llut tho largest adders will swallow up rals alive. The bile ol a ral is immediately lollowed by considerable swelling, anu is rainer uangerous. ttats inulti ply prodigiously. A pair will produce thirty or forty every year. In Catholic counlries the peasants eat rats during Lent, as they do the tles.li of the otter. The rats of Kaiiisclutka make spacious nests under ground. They are 1 1 neu vviiu turr, anu uivtueu into u uerent apirt. inenlf, in winch are depociied siores for winter. The rals never touch these provisions except when they cannot procure nourishment else where. Sometimes they entirely abandon that country for several years, and this circumstance greatly alarms the inhabitants, as 1 lie v deem it a presage of a rainy season and a bad year for hunting-. Whenever they return, the news is spread over Iho whole coun'ry ns an auspicious omen. Theso animals take their departure in Iho fpring, when they assemble in prodigious numbers, and travereo rivers and lakes. After a Ions vovago they lie motionless on shore, as if dead. Tho people of Kam-clia kt never do llietn any injury, but give Ihem eveiv assistance when they ho weak and extended on the ground. 'I'hpv are sniiifttiiiina met In anrli iitimlin.. .1. .. travellers are obliged to stop till tho troop pas scs. So much fur rats. Whalinq in Newport Harbir A slip from the Mercury, dated on Monday, sa)s "This morninc, about six o'clock, a lanro num ber of whales, ol tho kind known as blacllish, mide their appearance in this harbor. A great number of boats, of every description, starlcd in pursuit, nr participated in this rare sport, which lasted till noon, when it was ascertained that they had taken thirty. four out of forty or filly. One of the number measured nineteen feet."' ETA couple of enterprising youn? genlle men of St. Louis havo invented a new kind of ladder, to be used by the fire department, The ladder is made of chain, and by a simple motive power, In the space uf a lew minutes elevates a man and four lines of Iioko lo llie top or any part of the hiubest buildim;, at the same time snread. ing out and resting two oilier ladders uf any size nr height upon the building on which the main ladder is thrown. From Bell's London Weekly Messenger. A GOOD STORY. One seldom hears a good story nmv-a-dtis; the following is not bad. A year or two ago there came to llie Lion, at , a pleasant-looking, bustling great-coated, commercial-traveller sort of body. Well, land lord, what havo you got, rump-steak, eht oyster-sauce, eh 1 bottle of sherry, good eh 1 send 'em up.' Dinner was served, wine was dispatched, and a glass of brandy and water comfortably settled tho dinner. 1 Waiter,' said tho traveller, coolly and dispassionate!1, wiping, his mouth with a nap kiu, waiter, I am awkwardly silvuvu. ' Sir?' said the waiter, 'expecting a lovo letter.' I cannot pay you.' Sorry for that, Sir; I must call master' enter landlord. ' My good sir, you seo this is rather awk ward good dinner! capital dinner I famous wine I glorious grog ? but no cash.' Tho landlord looked black. Pay nexl limo ; often come this road ; dono nothing to-day ; good liouso yours ; a great deal in the bill way.' Tho landlord looks blue. ' No difference to you, of course ! pleas ant house this plenty of business ; happy to lake your order; good credit: good bills.' ' There is my bill, sir ; prompt paymonl ; 1 pay us I go;' ' Ah, but must t?o without paying. Let, us see 17s. and Cd. ; let us have a pint of sherry together ; make it up fo a pound ; that will square it. ' Sir, I say you are a swindler, sir 11 will have my money.' ' Sir, 1 tell you 1 will call and pay you in tlireo weeks from this time exactly, for I shall have to pass this road ugain.' - ' None of that, sir; it wont do wilh roe ; pay my money, or I'll kick you out." ' The stranger remonstrated ; ihu landlord kicked him nut doors. ' You will repent ibis,' said tho stranger. Tho landlord did mount. Three weeks after that day, punctually, llie stranger re entered the Lion Inn the landlord looked very foolish; tho stranger smiled, and held out lits hand. 1 1 havu como to pay you my score, as I promised.' 1 he landlord made a thousand apolociei for his rudeness. ' So many swindlers about there is no knowing whom to trust. Hoped the gentleman would pardon him.' ' Never mind, landlord ; hot come, let's have some dinner together; let us be friends.. What havo you got, eh? nico lilllo ham of your own curina gued ! greens from your own garden ? famous ! bolilo of sheiry and two bottles of port ; waiter, this is ex cellent.' Dinner passed over; tho landlord hobbed and nobbed with the stranger; they passed 11 pleasant afternoon. Tho landlord retired to attend to his avocations; the stranger fin ished his 'comforter' of brandy and water, and addressed tho waiter. ' Waiter, what is lo pay 1 ' Two pounds ten shillings and three pence sir, including the former account.' 'And tialf-a-crown for yourself 1' ' Makes two pounds twelve shillings and ninepence, sir,' replied thu waiter, rubbing his hands. ' Say two pounds thirteen shillings,' said tho stranger wilh a benevolent smile, ' and call in your master.' Enter landlord, smiling and hospitable' 'sorry you are going so soon, sir.' The stranger merely said with a fierce look, I owed yon seventeen and sixpnee three weeks ago, aud you kicked inn out of your house fur it. The landlord began to apologise. ' No words, sir ; 1 owed you seventeen and .sixpence and jou kicked me out of your house lor it. I told y on you would be sorry lor it. 1 iow owo you iwo pounds thirteen sliillinss, (and quietly turning Ids' coat-tails from his seat of honor) you must pay your self in a check on the same bank for I have no money,' The Ali-acca. From .Mr. Ellswrrth's Reports it appears that tho amount of Al paca wool consumed by British manufac turers from its introduction in 1833 up lo 1S44 amounts to 12,000,000 lbs. The price varies from Is Sd 10 2s per lb., and iho average weight of the fleuco is about 10 pounds. This' animal is a native of the mountains of Peru, and of tho same species with the Lama, which is chiefly valued as u beast of burthen. Tho Alpaca is a wool bearing an imal, nnd lareu flocks uf it nero formerly owned by thu Incas, sovereigns of that coun try, and oilier wealthy inhabitants. Il is said 10 bo remarkable for Its hardy constitution and its gentle, docile disposition,, becoming strongly attached to its keepers. 1 1 is represented as being less affected by ai change of condition than nny oilier animal,, being most readily to adapt itself to almost any clime nnd food. It is easily domesticat ed in any homo where it meets wilh kind ness. Thu wool is fino and silkv, and pecu liarly adapted lo thu manufacture of fine woolen fabiics. Their flesh is also said to be very valuable as an article of food. It would probably thrive well on llie Alleghany ridses, llie Cumberland mountains, and tho bills of New England, lo say nothing of the Rocky mountains, so ardently coveted by many. Clev, Her, Desperate Attack. At Savannah, Gees, on' Wednesday last, Mr. John II. Crawford was at tacked by an alligator whilst hauling a seine The Savannah Courier says: The alligator seized him by the thigh, and bsfure his hold cuuld be broken he succeeded in lacerating it very severely in several places. There wcrn several men in company having fire arras but could not shoot the crocodile without endanger ingllio hfoof.Mr. Crawford, who after a desper ate struggle, succeeded in forcing bun to relax Ins hold, by pulling his tiiifers in llie aggres sor's eyes, and thus making him wish if he could not ask for "fair play and no gouging." The wounds received by Mr. C. although severs, are not considered dangerous." Matthew L. Davis, the "Spy at Washington" has been removed from the N. York Custom House'