y hot T u c n L a E i or on s A R out tiid w 2 L r a n e or RoltfK BY II. B. STACY. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, FI3BIIUARY 27, 1340. VOL. XIX No. :,o. ..T FARM. TIIIJ IWIMI." 1 am happy to sec such a heading at tlio top ofonc oftho columns of llio Free I'ress il looks substantial auJ goad a thousand times hotter, too, aro the articles under it, than the light tales which adorn, or, rallier, I tiiisht fay, mar tho fair faces of inntofnur weeklicf. I read She Free l'res nn.v with a deeper intoreft, and 1 have heard others fay the Fame. Th" rcprct- ed and worthy II htor always ins a heart in the t ig J place when tho true inieresls of his Coun ty readers are in question, and none readier than ho to do what ho can to pron-ole the true intei ots of the Firmer, bulli by precept and exam, pie. Success lo hi " F.irn'," we say, t'liitle inlcn bounty Atrrictilttii'.iJ rjotsiut y. T .e 1). rectors of tins Society hava ofi'ercd about '!- premiums, and appropriated for I lie payment ( them abuut 8750. Tliey have adopted a now feature in the ofl'r of premiums that no one iiiaiisiiall jel two premiums on the same class of animals or ariirlr-s presented but if entitled to llio tecom', lliinl, rr fourth ho shall have a certificate to lli it effect, but the premium shall go lo the man tint iliaU present the next bet. This will render the rompeti tion much m ire active anil a far greater vari. oly will be presented. The premium?, albo, will.be widely scalleied oer llio Cuuutv, Another new featuie consist in the ( fl'er winch the diiertur make, of a copy of either the "Americui Agriculturist" or the " Alba, j ny Culln atur" to every member who subscribes 81,25 to their fundi thus pulling intrt, the hands of every member a papr richly worth SI, I fur Ins paying the extra 'J5 rents. 'I his plan meets withunivcrp.il fivnr. The mimbrr of membeis lias more than dnubV.I and as tho fociely get iheir rnpot at a veduced price, the funds are nr.! ilium. Vh'd, hut rather increased, that will be appreciated to the payment of pre miums. Tic Wriiiout Chronicle says lli.it this County b,d Uir to haiu tl,e heft show ever pre. eented in tln Slate. Will tho Chronicle please nil, re Ihip hi-t iihined very important fealure in our o terai ini ! a premium lo etc)- membflr w ho will accept it. S':iiiimi. f CIlilK-ltricti Cnutily. Aie leii nl) member o! the Cliitlenden County Ajnciihural Kic. ety ! Ii not, then you ought to bi-. f .'"ino, friend.--, 'end a hand every ono nf you. We shall hve llie greatest show ii, 1 lie fall eerteen in Vcrmmt. All elafses of the rnmmunity are rons'iij merchaiils me chanicsdoctors law jerb ministers public ('Dicers and last and bct of .ill 'he wiv.'s and (ldiigh'cis all ove; the ci.unty. A goodly nun.btrof Finners are already on tho liMf. Cume up fnei.ds, one and nil, and we ' II show our sister Counties hat old Chit tei Jen ran do. Wu expect a gn-at ininy tlrin f.r from abroad lo attend our neAt I'.u '. Let ui uin'o all our energies ai d resource!-, and vilK're is 1 lie gracelesi v ijjl t tiiut u.ires to say tint a .y other County in the State c in go ahead oi ii . nsi; woo?.. Ti,e qaohlion winch a Vertno.it Farmer tlioulil a:k himsell if." What kind of wool is it the most profitable for me lo pioduce ! " For wool must bo our great ctapl. We answer the Jincsl yu can produce, irom sheep which have a hardy coitiiution and vielilsuclia quan tity as will remunerate the Farmer for his labor am! bring back a fair return mi hi-i investment. When eiery thing is sacrificed to mere fineness, the i.inii' r will find that the mure liusincss he diet, ho puorer he will be. But w o can rear a kind of sheep in Chiitendfii County that will bhear fleeces mumIi SiJ, on overage. Wliou our wool buyers and iiianufictutcrs will make tne discrimination which th-y ouyht, thu may be done ae well with s'.eep tl,.,t will yitld three rtr itirnt nnd i n.nt , ( . .. :.t. i and a half noui.d (Wo , ,,!. rin " ; , ' . M,eB? " ',, ;-- ... -.-. .unu fleecec. This ditcrimination has i.vvi.- IK'S been made, so that there ban been but little mo tive to Improvement. We have now Koine fine tlocki in the county, and I hup", for one, tha', if we i amiot haie fair prices p.tij us in Ihe coun ty, tint Ihe owners of these fl irk will combine together as is sometimes done in oilier plares, and go to a market that will pay them wli.it is r.ght. If we cannot find emoiirageiuent at home, let us lind it abroad, f.ir it can be found. Condition as we'l as quality uiut hi looked to in preparing uoul for market, Tlimk of that! TIIOKUUGII-Ultlll) STOCK- There aro certain bigns of tho tunas which warrant the coucludou lint thorough bred stock of all kmdb will command good prices for a few years to come, and will bo bought after wilh avidity. There is a spirit of Improvement abroad in Ihe land suincllun belter and no bler than tho spirit of hoaidm.. money. We long to see a spirit of liberality in nutters of this kind, that will compare with Bujjl ird in tho production of fine block. The fault wilh Americans is that in all their hivctlinputa thev louk for itibtant rcturns.whilo lima and patience and the employment of not a small outlay oi capital is necessary lor any really valuable im. proveinent. We have a little fine thorough, bred stock in Chittenden Counlj-.and every year is increasing tho amount and varioly. What a chango has been effected in sheep within the epaco of two years ! Several uf our citizens hive Introduced fino sheep of thu Merino and Sixon races, and the best Hack now existing in tho United Stales, probably is owned in this County tho Ratnbouillet Merinos. Kvory at tempi at introducing fino slock ought to meet with encouragement from the public. I.ut us be true to ourseltes, and let Ihe spirit of im. prorement go on, and Cliitlenden may bo un surpassed by ny of the (Tounlics of Ihe Stale. Not one has within itself more of the natural tetourccs of wealth. THE At A AC A- We lnvo observed with pleasure tliu in tention of tho American Agricultural Asso ciation, nt the suggest! m of 11. L. Pell, of Ulster county, to introduce tlio Peruvian sheep, or Alpnccn, into tho United Stales. This animnl inhibits thu slopes, table lands, and mountains of Peru, Bolivia and Chili, enduring all the vicissitudes of climate. They aro found 12,000 feet above tlio level oftho sea, v.hoio they derive subsNtcnco from the moss, &c. growing upon llio rocks, exposing to all litrors of the elements, and receiving neiiher food nor earn from thu h ind of man. l lio shepherd only visits them occasionally: yet such ntu thoir gregarious habits, that the members of one dock seldom stray away and mix wilh another, Ileitis kepi in discipline by tho older ones, who know their grounds, and become attached lo the place of their nativity, to which they leliirn at night, evin cing an astonishing vigilance and sagacity in keeninsr the voiinc ones loeether, and froo from harm. Hence then; is no need of brandinrr them. So great is the intelligence of some leaders of a flock, tint much value is, on this account, attached to them by tlieir owner, pirt of whose duties they perform. These animals, says William Walton, ure found on tin' snow-capped mountain Chin: bornr.n, 1 l,(i"0 feet above the sen. In this tropical region, excessive beat is experienced in the month of Angus! dining tho day, and towards evening I uly Tails in an v ino inorniomcier irgu-, decrees below freezing i i t)o i u I, and the next in n i in n lt uses horn b to t uegiccs aoovo it. mi oi which Kiiiingus : they eiiduiu poife.ctly well. In oilier paits i i . I . . i. . . it . . i t. ..I of tho Ande Mountains, dining half the year, snow anil h ill I. ill incessantly whilst m llio , hinder iCL-iuns, us before noticed, every ( uhht tho Ihermomeler bills many degiees below thu freezing point, and the peak eon- I seqtiently is covered with an accumulation of i ice. I ho wet season succeeils, when lignt nintr H olies tr ivers'O llio clouds in rapid suc cession, followed not by shov.eis, but by tor rents of rain, which after collecting, fall h'Millong ft inn the rocks, leaving the slopes most b.ire of soil, and spreading desolation wherever they puss. Still tbo Alpacas abound nnd thrive. Their teeth aro so strong tint ibey can easily crush and masti cate vegetable siibstunces loo bald and tough fi.i ordinary faille. In the formation of their sliinrirh ibey resemble the enmel, and cm undergo extreme hunner and lhirt. Their meat is tender, wholesome and in that eounlry recommended by phvsici.ins to inva lid, in preference to fok for nil declare that their meat is extremely wholesome, and as p ilalalilo as that of fa sheep in Castile. .Mr W. further remarks, that in his tinto there were shambles in tbo I'uuvia.) towns where it was constantly sold. The rpialily of Al paca meat could not fail to be good, when the cleanliness of the animal, thu uaturu of ils fond, and the neat and delicate manner in which it foods, are considered. They eat the purest vegetable substances, which thoy cull with the greatest care, and in habitual cleanliness suipass every oilier qundinped. The h inly nature an I contented disposition of the Alpira, c nie it to adapt itself lo al most any soil or situation. Tho best proof of its hairiness is ils power to endure cold, damp, buugt-r, thirst and vicissi ndes lo which ii is cousMntU' exposed on its native niouii- tains; whilo ils geltllu and docile qualities aro evinced in us general habits of allecuon i luwnrus us Keeper. , No animal in the tiniveiso is less affected by tho rhaeges of climate und food, nor is tlieio any one to he found more easily domi ciliated than this. Another remarkable fea ture in tho Alpaca is, that il does not per spire; for which reason, and lis peculiarly clem habits, thu ileeco does nit require wash ing before it is taken rom the back. Al though often confined to regions where " now, piled on snow, eich mnBs npppars The arniherirte winier i f a tb-nieiind ytnri-," the Alpaca is fieo from nil disease inciden tal lo common sheep. The chest is guarded by a cillossily, which conies in contact with llio ground while the ai.iuijl reposes, and protects it from catarrhs, or oilier disorders disibliug the limbs. In whilever point of ,cw u.e.i.p.uiu , i , pro , ernes auu niu- U animal, it will be found a -snilabh S1()C. fur our Western nil Northern ,, . ,.:,, n.,,1 .,.,,.r.,r.li, .U nKliim would suffice them; they would bicivio on wild (trasses, and berbaeu ilut caiilu Mind sheep reject. They will yield fiom 12 lo 15 pounds of wool, which is suited for tho finest class of goods, and calculated lo conipelo wilh silk. It is almost as fashionable noiv as that fab ric, being worn by her Majesty, Victoria. In lS.'M, llm quaniny ol Alpici wool im ported into England was 5,700 lbs., valued at SIC per quintal in 181, to July lib, 1,201,000 lbs., valued al S-.5 per duinlal in ISM, S,(M7,1G I lbs. went iuipniled into Liverpool alone, valued HI S;iO per quintal. In I' rancu the wool is used instead of Angora for cashiiieio and meiiuos. lt has been proved to bo admirably bulled for mixed goods; and so firm is ils reputation now es tablished, thai there is every certainty of a growing demand, to meet which an addition al quantity will annually he required, llii suppused lint owing to ihu neglect of ihu inbabilanls of Peru there Iris been an enor mous dec-lino in llio number of alpacas, which will ovonluallv render them difficult to he obtained. Wo would therefuro urge slrunu ouslv gentlemen of weallh manufacturers! inerch.inls and agriculturists and in fact all who feel an inlerost in tho nelfaro of tho country, to como forward nl once, und assist the Society in an undertaking so worthy of all praise. Wo understand ibu cost of bring ing out threo hundred will bo $10,000, do liveied in New York ; of which sum thieu thousand has alroady been piomUed. Wo sincerely hope those engaged in an enlerprie so'iioblo will not allow (ho matter lo dig. Journal of Commerce. iMt j:ii:i:i:ssoits of the human ijacr. An article in llio first number uf the North British Ruviuw has recently aprioaied, as appo.ueiJ, cribed to Dr. Pyo Smith, Ii brings beforel irato warriois; or tho hallowed cemetery lissome striking fads and solooin reasoning crowded with tho lelics of youlh and ago on the various cmaliuni which philosopheisland ciusbcd buneaib tlieir lableli of maible suppose to Imve picceded llm formation of and tlieir monunienls ol'bionze!" man. Tho ductor refurs to tho memoir read by.Cuvier in 179C, nt tho first silling of the National Institute; "On tlio species offossil Elephants, compared with Living Species," in which bo demonstrates that (hu fossil ele phant differs from all living species, and that it is an extinct species, now lost. He under took to piovo the like with respect to other animals. " May wo usl;," s-iid be, "why we I find so many remains of unknown animals, J whilst wa can find none which wo can tank among tho species which wo know? Wo may sco how probable it is that thoy have nil belonged to tho beings of a world anterior to ours to boings destroyed by revolutions of tlio earth, and lo beings which hnc been re priced by existing species." Surrounded by tho euvicc of former crea tions, tho task assigned to'Ctivicr, the article goes on to state, was to restore tho fiagments to their former positions. By great labor ho succeeded in tracing their connection, and re-established ulGS vertubrnl animals, which from fifty dislinct genera, ofwbich fifteen aio entirely new ; and reckoning tho addition which has since been made, there is reason to believe that thu species of extinct animals me man! numerous than the living ones. But Ctivier found that the difference of strucluio between fossil and iccenl animals increaso with thu age oftho deposit in which tho former nio found, and that these differ ences mark thiingeoftho 'deposits themselves. As the primitive rocks exhibit no traces of plants or uiiimals, ho concluded that there i:,,,,, .,1,.,,, ,, livlnn- Iminns rvMpd im. on the earth; and that, before tho creation 0r mm), tho world was Inhabited uv at least .,.,., djr..,Piit rnni,,a!ns of animals, which - . . . bad lieon successively created and destroyed. - I, :s sunnosed wilh reason, if the subieel (,e not tuu grand for our feoblii reason, that ,i0 creation of vegetable bodies preceded tho creation of the animals that were to devour ,ienli ''ho stl,ev .,jn(, ,L. gigantic enui- selacere, and the lofty palm, waved in the primeval forests, and llio sea nnd the land were inhabited only by a small number of the nnrino mammalia, and scarcely any of the teirestrial mammalia Wo then arrive at this startling conclusion, that among the eailiest inbabilanls of the globo were reptiles of enormous magnitude,' tho IWegalosaurus, being upwards or seventy feet long; the Ichthycisotiius, above tbirly feet in length; the I'iesiosaiitus, and animnl combining tho trunk of an ordinary qundin ped, with a neck like the body of a serpent, ihe head of a lizard, the teeth of a crocodile, and tbo paddles nf a whale ; and the Plero d.ictylo, the most extraordinary of exlir.ct animals uniting the character of a bird, u bat, a reptile, nnd u quadruped ! In the second peiiod tho terrestrial mam malia increase in number, and wo Invealung with tlism numerous Pacbydermala of ani mals wilh thick skins, such as the Paleolho rium and Anopelotherium, and other genera of sqnalic animals w hicli dwell on llio margin of likes and iiver. In the first of these oxlinrl genera theso species vary in size from tho Rhinoceros lo thu ling. Theso and oili er species, neaily fifty in number, were dis covered by Cuvier in the fresh water forma tions of Monluni Ire iioiir P.nK In the third period lived tho Mammoth, tho Mastodon, llio llippnpomat ts, and those htiL'o Sloths, the Menalherium and the Me- galonyx, the uiants of llio natural woild, the erndesl and the last specimens of thai e.xlia ordinary population over which man never slaved tho scepiro. Tho lion and tho tiger are supposed to bo the successors oftho eioalures last mention ed. Up to this stage, no traces of man or of his labors, can bo delected, and this gives the lematkahle result that tho lliiee periods have been succeeded by a font ill, iu which the Almighty placed man upon tho earth, and created, as bis subjects and bis servants, thoso races of living beings which occupy the surface of our globe, und inhabit the depths of the oceans. Referring lo tho Mosaic recoid oftho cre ation, tho arlielo to whirl) wo have referred comes lo ibis conclusion : " The records of failh now sland on llio same level with llio recoids of leason. Tiulb, brought down from on high, liirmoniz,,s wilh truth from below ; and the Christian who refused to sur runder his cherished volume lo thu taunts ol reason, now holds it Willi . lirmer grasp, aim scans thu series of creations which Science has leveah'd, but as tho harbinger of that latest exercise of divino power which gave birth lo man, nnd placed him over a new an imal world. " But thu confirmation of llio Mosaic ac count of thu creation is not the only, or oven tho chief result ofgeological discovorj'. Tho coiimoiicemont of oiiianic life in plants and animals of Ihu first peiiod, and its highermid progressio duvelopemunl iu different ordcis, loads us back to (bat beginning which was so ung veiled Irom human reason ; vrmio tlio successive destruction of successive creations c irries us forwaid to the terminus of our own period In that 'day of the Lord, whun thu heavens shall piss nna3' wilh a great noise, and ihu elemenls shall mell with fervent heat, and the earth also, and tlio woiks which aro therein, shall be burned up. " 1 IiiiUiniiipulent may have designs lo woik out, uf which we, nnd albwo behuld aie but hu preliminary instruments. lo us, it is possible, commanding beings will succeed, as different from us as Ibu lion is from llio ir.e - g.i.osaurus, .1.010 superior .o us .nan wo aie, 1 . . to Ihu monkey Wo need say nothing lo fix the readei' mini on tbo 1 eductions which follow: 'Should this, apparently last petiud of an imal life, bu one iu which man U lo exercise his faculties in tho investigation of his Ma kei's works, thu fnssil geology of tho world we now inhabit will exhibit deposits no loss gl ' " stock ol goods, una again com . .. ... ,i.. wlurli embosom iiioiiced business, At tho end ol the second ilm ,.1, anile framework ol mammoths and maslodons. Mow interesting win 00 niu ex - . . .,, ... cavallons in which tbo buried cities of mod em Kuropo will ro-ppear in their ruined granduur J how strange the discovery of sub merged navies embalmed in tlieir ocean bedi; or the fuundered ship with ils imprisoned - Ukelulons; or Hie ballle field, wilh its pros Q3We know of nothing of the pathetic kind, which Mr. Oallagher has written which pleat os us as much as llio following stanzas, w hich we copy from the Broadway Journal : TUB INVALID. UV W. V. OALLAGtlEn. &ho came ir. Spring, when leaves were green, And the birds sang blithe in bower and (rcc, A stranger, but her gentle mien It was a calm dehjit to see. In every motion grace was hers j On every feature sweetness divcll ; Thoughts soon I ecanfo tier wurihippeis Afl'cclun foon before her l.ncli. She bloum'd through all tho summer day?, As sweetly as llio fairest nonets, And till Ocu.bel'o softening haze, Came with its still and dicatny hours. !.'o calm tho current of her l.fc, So lovely and scrcms its flow, We hardly marlicJ the deadly slrifo Disease forcur kept below. Bat Autumn winds grew wild and chill, AuJ piercod her ali their icy Lrtaili ; And'when the snow on p'lain and hilt Lay white, she passed, and slept in death. Tones only of immortal birth Our memory of her voice can stir ; With things too beautiful for earth Alono do v.o remember her. hecime in Spring, when leaves were giccn, And birds sang blithe in bower and iree, And lUivvers sprang up anJblooined beluicn Low brjiiclus and tlicquickcning lea. The greenness nf the- Kuf is rone, Tlio beauty of lbs llowcr is mm, The birds to other lands lime tlon, And there's on angel more in Heaven. WOOD F A L L ! Oil THE IJAXIIIIUI'T OtmVITTIUi. 11Y T. S. ARTHUR. According lo ihu provisions of an net of Asieuibly in a neighboring Stale, an insol vent debtor, on giving up his propeity, is released from nil his monied obligations so far us the I uv is concctiied. If hu should become possessed of a million of dollars, tho lesull uf application to business afler hi fail ure, hn can hold it fiom all dumands of ciedilors provided he do-s not acknowledge his iudeblediic6s in writing, or veibally in ihu presence of a witness. - it onen iiappensin.it n man wen lias a good deal of i.oj.i in l.is.intwtsomposilion, with intelligence nnd energy of character, 1 gets beyond his depth and fails. This insol-1 vent law ruloasHs l,m. from thu burdon "f As soon as he is fairlv ' in..., . ...... , again in llio woild. under way, a certain class of his former cred itors appio.ich him and endeavor lo get from him some acknowledgment of bis old claim. Too often il happens thai t tie debtor assumes
enough of these obligilio.is which niu usu ally pressed at once lo swamp him again. But in general even the stiict honest debtor who intenus paying all claims flg mist mm, ii over able is very cautious not lo acknowl-1 eitgo any tiling until no is reauy to pay it. ., , ir,.0 cn,r,.ls, in .luir ,,,.,.,.,.,.. Woo 1 There are unny, however, who positively hill bid acheeifol, conleuled look, while refuse, even after becoming comparilivcly the holo aspect of Jacob's fice, app-tiol iveallhv, to meet a single obligation contract ed previously, even though lint debts be to ono who greatly needs what is owed lo him. A case of this kind occurred with a man whom wo shall dusignalu by llm naiuo of Woodf.ill. Ho was a fellow ofthebesl tem per in the world, nnd hid a high legard foi justice and honor when they brought dollais into his own pocket. Hu did business rather carelessly, and fiilud in consequence. One of Ins rrr-dilois, named Jacobs, was a man who had a large family lo support. Ho could not bear ihu loss of live hundred dollars wilh out'L'ieat incouvonienci). On ihu day after bo 'went through tho mill,' as it was called, Jacobs met him in the load. Thoy bulb lived in ii country village. ' I hid sorry from my heart at your mis fortune,' sud thu hitler. 1 And so am I,' wis returned. 'But what can't bo cured must be enduied. 1 shall try ugain.' ' Willi moro success, i nope. 'Doubtless. And tbon 1 will temember you Jacob. 1 know you have as much us jou can do to gel along, nnd it grioves me to think that through my failure, you should be brought into mora trouble.' ' 1 know if it is ever in 3 our power, all will be madu up In me.' ' Your principal an I interest. I shall sen tho day yet, I hope, when I can look every honest man in thu face when no 0110 can say to me, 'Pay 1110 what ihou owes!.' ' ' If that is your spirit , you will seo il," ' I beliuvo so.' was thu confident reply. 'So don't Ut thu loss vou havu met with ihrouuli me. inconvenience you 111010 than vnu can help. All will turn out right. 0111 ' f,vu hundred dollars may coinn at 11 timu t wlicn they urn much muro needed then lliuy :lru at nresenl.' 1 , r. ,, . .,1:.,., 1 ....i,. r-li ,ni-.. ,uur 101s iiinvwis'iiiuiii ui.'.a .. ........ , n.v Woodf.ill was an nclive. enterprising man, and ho believed that ho would, in thu course of a fan years, bo in a condition lo pay him Ids live bundled dullars, 'principal und interest,' Timo passeJ on. Woodfall who had kept a store previous to his failure, minagod (0 , year, bu bad done so well lb it Im was able 't to build a house. But not a word had hu said 10 any one, about paying off uld semes. At length, Jacobs, poor man, had been glow ing poorer instead of richer, thought ibat a wuuld be no harm lo call his dobtor's atten tion lo llio fact of his h iving promised to re member him. So one day, be called iu undi robs drew him aside, and asked (or llio sum said to hiiu in the proscuco uf his clurk, ,U wanted. ' Mr. Woodfall, if you think you are able 'In about n week you shall havu it. Call lo do a little fo. 1110 no 111 liter how Utile ( in n week." I shall fuel gieatly obliged, I uould'nt ha v Disappointed but slill hoping, tho creditor said ono word only I am dreadfully put lo il lo grt along.' ' Do a lilllo fur you ? How ? I don't ex actly understand you,' was Woodfall's leply, Willi a look ol innocent surpiisc. That old uccount ou know, Mr. Wood fall.' ' Old account I don't know of any old account, Mr Jacobs.' ' Ob, yes I Don't you remember tbo fue hundred dollais that yon owed mo Y ' I do rr.niomber that I once owed you that sum J but it was paid long ago. No man can como forwaid in this tvoild unil claim a dol lar from me.' Jacobs loukcri confounded. At first Im was strongly templed lo gel angry, and speak out a piece of bis mind piclly freely ; but be res trained bis feeling", and meiely remaiknd in a low totio that reached only his debtor's oars 'fioni you I did not expert this.' I iheu turned offabiuptly and left llio store. Four Jacobs wns terribly (lis ippointi d at ibis unexpected issue. lie had w.ilrlied all uf Wooi'lall's operations wilh an anxious eye, counting every dollar hu made, and sceinu in bis evident prosperilv of the nioiiet. Now bis fond hope so long cherished, of recover ing his own, laded away, and left his mind in gloom mid despondency. On the next day he met Wondf.dl in the slreel and was about passing him, vh"ii tluil individual paused, and loachinc out hi hand, said with Hie most perfect self-possession, as if nothing had happened lo interfero wilh their friendly rel ilious ' Ah, good illuming, fiiend Jacobs. How ire j on to-d.iy V Jacobs yielded his Innd reluctantly, and replied coldly 'I am well.' 1 How ate vuti getting on now,' pursued Woodfiill. ' B idly enough,' was briefly turned. 1 am really sorry lo hear it. But don't bo discouraged ; there is nothing like poi sever ance. It is one of the in iin springs of suc cess.' Ti.ii undo J ico'is anry, and ho slid nilh a good deal of warmlh There isM sjood deal in perseveianre, if at last, you are tp loose the haul minings of! four or five enrs at u single slioke of an in solvent's pMi.' ' You allude lo me, I suppose ' ' I certainly do.' ' Don't maho youiself unc.isy, my friend ; lb.it miller is safe enough. I will pay you overv cent I owo before long.' ' Didn't you deny being my debtor to (ho aniounl of a single eot.t, ycstciday 1' ' I did ; bin that was in the presence of a witness. Do ou understand ? I am nut quite ready lo pay you el, and I rau't intend ,..-,. ,; ,t, ,! r,l I ,,, it ... m,lko ollr,P,:UtlsV ubout it ; vour mo'nev is ! sar0 ,.nuj,, " " " Tiu, ailc,, Jacobs fell relieved in mind, His business was bad, not really j ielding him a com ortnh e support or i s .im v : hut l ie promise of Wnodfall buoyed him up and in-! spired him wilh now energv. I lo cwiuled I on his five hundred dollars as certain, for his debtor was making money fast, and would, without doubt, feel perfeclly able in H Milk white, to mike ull straight with him. Six months more rolled by,duiin(r which timu not a word was said ubout the old , ci!li,i ;,(ioiirIi the debtor and creditor met rnost 1,V(1.V ,l,ivs.' ,cr0 we,, ,0 he and all, was dejected and no ir I he business required him to keep n horse and wagon, nnd lo make frequent short journeys into the counliy. iu llio winter lime, a roughly constructed sleigh look the place of tho wagon. So much reduced did lie at length ue:onie that it became a se rious question whether he would not be ohligi-d lo sell his horse, although bu might almost as well sell bis lools with which he woiked ns bis horse. One cold d iy in January, bo bilrbeJ ol.! Tom 1. 1 his sleigh, und started off with some of bis wares for a neighboring vill ige, In passing tho sloio of Woodfall, ho was hail ed by its owner. ' Slop Jacobs,' cried tho individual ; 'I am a going a mile'or two out ol lown, and if you have no objections, will keep your company !" ' None in the least,' leplied Jacobs, over whom mind instantly spread llio pluming hope of being ablu to pursu.ido bis debtor lo reiii"inhor him at ibis lain day. Woodfall got into llio sleigh wiiha bright cliet-i fnl face. They had not ridden far be fore he s ud. ' I believe, Jacobs, (b it il is most tim I was bei'inninj lo remember you. How aro you getting along Y 1 Badly enough. If you dou'l do sonie lliiug for me I shall bo broken up.' 'Oh no not so bad as thai." 'Indeed il is, though. 1 nut hardly ahlo to keep soul and body together." 'Really, 1 am sorry to hear 011 siv so, hut taku courage ; limes aro growing belter. Il won't bu long before I shall seo it iu my poiver Iu maku all straight wilh you ' (vuuhl yen do a liltlu lor uiu now ( 1 1 1 it was only a five dollar bill at a liuio, ill would help 1110 very much.' j 'Oh, yes; lean do tint for you easy enough.' 1 think you from my heart, Mr. Wood fall,' replied lliu grateful creditor. 'When shall wu call on 3,111 1' ' Almost any lime.' ' To-morrow i' ' Yes, certainly.' ' Very well 1 will seo you Immorrow.' Woodfall ro lu with Jacobs fur maple of miles. Tho killer pminised to call for him iu lliu evening whun ho relumed humu. On lliu next day Jacobs went Id ihe sloro of bis debtor wilh :t cheerful spiril. Ho intended to nsk him for fifteen or twen ty dollars, lo einble him to pay off a lilllo debt, in order still Id retain his horse, which hu had seriously contemplated selling, with view lo gel innney In liquid.ilu his ubliga - lion. Woodfal sullied as ho enleied. J.i- wailed another week, and then called again. 1 You will do something now, I hope, Mr. Woodf.ill F be s-iid. " I am sorry, but I cannot dn any thing lo-dnv,' was leplied in u low- voice so Ion that ii leached no eai but ihu one for which it was intended. When will you let ino have a litllo mo ney ? Tho suullesl sum will bo of groul use lo me.' ' Very soon.1 ' How soon V 1 Say threo or four days,' Jacobs went nwav wilh u troubled spirit. He bo;'an lo distrust his credllui's intention of pi ing at all At the unri ef the lime specif! -d, he rilled ng.i)i) upon Wooillull, determined if possi bio, to gel him lo make some acknowledge. ment of Ihu deln before llio rlerli, and then sue hi n, nnd loin? up ihe fieri. In piovo thai all tick now lodgment had been made. But Woodfdll was loo wide nwnko for him; h look es )oci,d c.,ro not lo com mil himself in the smallest degree. Foiled in this attempt, ho became angry, and siid rather hard things of his cn-dilur, who look it all very kindly. Whon Jacobs went out, Woodfiill went with him, nnd after they were beyond ear-shot of any one, he said : ' You needn't try to m ike mo acknowledge ibat debt ; I i:m loo prudent a man, to be ought. But I tell you now, as I did before, thai von shall ha paid every cent.' 1 But why don't no show our wiHin2ni"s by doing s unulhing for mu now ! You an; able enough.' 1 You in, is thin!; so, but I nr. i tho best jiidgu of Ihiil.' ' You m i building- a house.' ' True, but il is all in trade. I don't have to pay a single dollar in ensh.' 'But I'm sure vnu mioht spiro mo n litllo.' ' . . ' And so I will, very soon, if you will only have patience.' ' ' Il is M;ry bird for i man lo lnvo patience when be sees lumsell on Ihe verge of nun. If 1 can'l eel a litilu m.imov I must spII mv hoise, and then dear only knows what ! shall . do.' ' I am sorry for yon, Jacobs, and will do) something soon, depend upon il. Keep up1 a luvvo heait; you will come out right at ' ' No thanks In you,' mullered the creditor, I lis In. fiiri.f.ll rin titj tii.nl Mm! (itin in ! ctpntft ()q. - - i ' S-e here, Jacobs.' cried Wnodfall. after! him. Jacobs slopped and looked round. I ' When are von going in llio direriion of , Milton nguin 1 ' The d iy after lo morrow,' toplied Ja cobs. ' Well, stop for me if you please ; I should likn lo have me talk wilh yon.' J irobs promi-cd Uido so, hut wilh no cor diality in his manners. Qn thu next day Im was called upon by :t mm to whom he owed fifteen dollais. For ibis debl hn b id been thinned over and over a.'ain, until h" haled even the sight of the individual to whom ii was due. Il itlnr sharp wonls passed bu-twi-i-n them, and the interview ended by a threal on the pari of the creditor to proceed .iguiiiM nun 110 lilt; iic.M o.iy miti ii-rover ov l.iw. This threat serio isly al irmcd him. For nearly one half the night succeediitr, he lay awake thinking what in thu world he shuuld do to avoid the threatened eul. On the next morning he seemed much calmer, nnd even in a cheerful toon of mind. Soon after breakfast hu called over lo a neighbor's house, where he bad a long con- me'nis, and vesting the miiuasumenl of thu versilion with 11 man named Paiker, who j railroad-, in Uvo engineer, one fur I be Cen like him bad Inst money by Woodf.ill, and t irul nnd one for tha Southern road. The. who di I not feel very kluillv inwards that in-1 measure it was thought would pass tho dividual in consequence. He then relumed , Senate. home. Half an hour iifl'-rwards, the youiie-1 . man mentioned came over lo his house, tu.d held a long conversation with him. It was, peihaps, ten o'clock, ihal Jacobs! drove out of In-, y.nd in his sleigh nl a brisk trot. Woodfall was ready In improve llio oppoiiunuy fur a ride ; hu stood in tho door i and smiled very graciuuslv as Jacobs came 1 up. There was a l uge sized barrel 00 llio . .. ... ,uU, i.iii,iicw,ii uf his rreililor, In; turned hinisell imrflv around, and placing bis band upon llio barrel said ' What fiavo you hero 1 ' ' Some of my wares.' ' Yyu lake good f ire of lhe.111 J ' ' Yes, 1 hope 10 m ike the In-st trip of t In season. If 1 olun'l do so, ii's all over wilh me, for C.isn l is going to put the cre on uie.' ' Oh n i.' ' Yes, ho is, though. He i as ma.l ns a March haru about tlio Iiiflu I owe him,' ' I will see him and pcrsu niu him not lo do so.' ' I wish vnu would. Tell him thil I Rin doing my best, nnd 1I11I I will honestly piy him every dollar of ii, if ho will only bo pa lienl.' ' I certainly will, Jacobs. I will tell him to wait a few niou'lhs, and p-ihaps by lh.it time I can settle Ihe bill, Could not you relieve 1110 by iissoming it even at a lunger date I Cassef will bo glad to t iku ou and releasu me.' ' No, I do not exactly wMi to do tint. However I can make him wail, and peihaps befoio ho tumbles you again, I shall feel able to p iy ii fur you.' Tint I will do; anything to givq me time. But I do wish uu would consider me. I dislike lo s iy so much to yon about my claim ; but indeed I inn in rod distrf. Vnu do not know how neir I am 10 tho walk' ' As I have often s lid before, I feel deep. Iy for you, and Hill as soon as possible, piy you lint I owe you, principil and interest.' ' Yes ; I owo you five hundred dollars just ly , u ml . ' C!eo, Tom ! ' cried Jacobs, in a quick, . excited voice, leiguing hitherto nround so siiddenlv as 11e.11 v lo upel Ihe slulgli, anu then pulling whip lo old Tom wilh siichfiee -jood will, thai the boisu dashed off toward lha town I hey had left, al full gallop, 1 'Jacobs, what do you moan I ' inquiicd Woodfall, with a look of surprise and alaini. Thu man seemed tu him suddenly bereft of his sensi s. Ml it.'hil I lboii"!il this would be the , best day's woik I h id done for years. Hur ra I A 1 s i iJo.i that of mim;, wns it not," Paiker ? ' A loud laugh sounded from ihu barrel In i ihe sloiuh. Tlio hoi.d flew tip into thu air . a man stood erect in the b.nrel. Wpndlall started tu bis feet in much as tonishment. ' ' 1 1 tinli.t.'r. ..ml n,,'., ,r, I. v tin nil r.rt ilr.t. 1 lars, Mr WoodUII,' said Jacobs wiiha broad I smile, as ho looked round into Ins debtor's face, while hu touched up old Tail with hii whip. ' Our ntntiial friend Mr Parker, beti'," Ins le-ar.l jo ir IV .ie.lt nckinnvli'dgoniont of 1 the rliioi, and i3 tea ly to testify to the fact at any moment. Aiu'i you, Parker I ' ' OU fi'rlaiuly .' Wo idl'dll sunk down upon h'n seal from wliii'b he had risen, and Paiker climbed out of ihu barrel, w bile Jacobs, tlaled beyond , measure, uiged on the old boisu to tbo lop of bi speed. The eoi.fonnd.-d dublor remained silent until tin y hud nearly readied bis store when " looking up he s i tel. ' ' D tit i for mercy's sake nieniion ibis. , I will witle j our claim nnd bo done with il, very soon.' " . ' iiimph ; you have been talking that way , for I (I. n't know bow lour. No, no, von must room up lo tin' chalk at once.' ' I'll give you a hundiwl dollars to-dny and i hundred dollars eveiy thrpe months, until il i paid off. Won't that dot' '. , ' Oh yes ; but I most Imvu your notes.' Woodfiill thought for a litllo while, and' then suid ' You shall line lliem.' In lidf an hour llio happy creditor had ' one hundred dollars in his pocket, and four nolos, payable nl three, six, nine nnd twulvu mouths, ior one liunili d dollars eacu, duly sijned by Aug itus Woodfill. These linvu ( all linen p lid, and Jacobs is again on his feet and doing well. II" his not since been able lo meet Wnodfall without an involun- t "' smile. Although lie kept the secret, Parker thought il ton good a joke to keep, and Ihe town soon rang with it. Several other crotHlurs have laid traps for Woodfiill but llio old fox is no! lo be caught n second lime. MlCHKUK I.NTr.tiNAi. lurTtovr.siKKTs. ill" iriron riee cress hiiiiouik es mill lliu ?;"'rU.! nf"'ai P " Kalamazoo, Ph" Detroil laily on nnd after the 21 Inst. The Fue Puss contains a synopsis oftho annual if purl of llm Commissioners of Inter nal lm'.'"Vfnift.t of ill it SintB. ft slates that there are 214 miles of railroad finished and iu operation. The Central i nnd 146 miles, and tho Southern 63 miles ; 72 miles uf which It ivo been aided within tliohisl 22 months. The ri ceipis on tho railroads for the I ist r.10 veirs a-i S.jfJ6.005 54. From ,m- w!-ii.Mi,-iiUjiu xl. i mm un; ouiilll- ein, Sl-:1,07f) 13. Tbo pres-nt cost and v.luoofike railroads and furniture of llio 10 ids a-nl shops including 111 tttri :!s on band, 1... r.. ...... 1 cninicii c 1... o...i. is S3 3b;j,o8U ;i7. Onrr-i road. 82 "US.. I ggg fvj Southern, $1,125,500 05. Thu receipts on the railroads dining llio put vent ure S276 810 71. Central, 'SSM.l 75 09. Southern, SC2.735 C2. Tho repoil lecuin monds very strongly, and we think very just ly, the salu of Ihe raibo ids. A hill has passed the House of Represen tatives of Michigan,-abolishing llio office of Acting Commissioner of Internal Imnrove flits .v.vo l.rsi ck L,VK, Tho Uwelling bonsi; of Hon. Murshull M. Strung, a! Racine, Wisconsin, was consumed by fno abou) .1 o'clock, mi the 27lli till., nnd'jm. Strang, lonelber with her ton, aged lour yen is, unoMi daughter nvo years of ajo, peritierl in tha flames. The wind as blow ing a gala. nt,iiu. tune. I here was only a servant eirl in thu. (house besides those who perished. Mr S. ; nln,i,, ,.r ,l. s. f tvi.,.i ins absent hi Madison. Mis. b. and the Unit -,.,. ii...,i.k .. 1,111, aiiruiiitiu "till 11,1111. :.i ...1. 1. ., :.. ,. i,;i.i . u... :.i. .1 re ii) ihe serond story, und on disrnveriijg tho fno escaped to tbo sin el; but Mrs. S., prontpled by a moiher's love, returned lo ih'o iioiiso e.VfUiming, "My children, Oh I my children I" and was not seen again, such beinr the rapidity of tho Unties lh.it she was unable lo escape. Mr. S. ii a native ufAin hersl,and son of Wright Stroiej, Eq., lliu farmer Poslm isler. Mrs. Slronif.wo dalles 0' wasformeily from BruoKly 11, i. Y. North' iimjilon Courier. A Unuae and Family 0 Fuur Childrtn iif,i Ay a J.y Mr. S Ion E. Boties, uf uilfiojd, oeuig n!).nit to a., out for nu evening vli.it on, 'ew VcarV Night, directed bis ulilst hay, a lad nl s Mit; tun yers nf naa, lo nut uuI into the gtove, ami ! ii'e a good ftVa n uu b d : the other children went tu bed, mid to have llitj kindliiigf ready tor ihe inorning fire. The boy did no, but pot the kindling uitdr Ibt hkr, so Unil 'lie fi-o-C'liiiiiiuuirjieii lo llnnit fi , i..e stove. Wh -n ih fi.n eoiiiiuuiiic Uwd h tlio hiedh-i'. tin) ( hildren nod nil l?an to b4d. in the vh. unbar, b it iIikm a a lai'hl'ul i'aUji. 111111 liL'lnw. Mr. Ii. had an inlelii.'etit bpanief, i,i .'li, se;iiiriho H.-6 roiiiniiin.cate lo Uie wo.M and 'r -in tint in ilia flour, mounted up stshs to give tha .il.irm, but fimhiig ihi.i b ciii ,' uiakd the b y, ui..lriml b ut, b Und UuHMjlf don 11 iui one ol Uiir bds lor a lew minuter. Aa .lavwrs nl he increasing danger, he 10 hi reltirned 1.1 ihu tl n again, arid on Ins third vieit to the ehambi-r, lia sum eeded by Ihk brl:n,' and h.i.v.iij 111 a v.ik'iii' the b..y-, all of whwni had f.ibi 11 asleep in Ihe iuan lue. Tho tuiuke i.iu iMiiMocfd llieiu tlml the Iwu.o was on tt e, and u lien Ibey ontured llio room beluw where lue tire w kpreadmir, Ihey found Ihe l.iitbiul eulinel at his duy, s'tiviug ar. ro.t the pnyu-ss ol the 11 one,' 11I1 alt his on. ergius, and rcailuring llm burning brand. wilh his teeth and pa in otery direrimn about ihe llo ir, tliiiilimi;, 11 doubt, ihal if ho omitd not procure waior th's wn hn last ttmtl to fo Ihe house. Ii denied that hu had icon doing the same beforo he siicceeited in nroutng thu biyf. Tho fir burnt i largo hnle llupagi Ihe lloor bnfuro Ihe bovs mirceeded in o.xilu. gunhilig HSprinfJitU 'ok.