Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, March 6, 1846, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated March 6, 1846 Page 1
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NOT THE GLORY OF C21SAR DOT TUB WELFARE OF ROMS BY II. I). STACY. ft II It L I N (1 T ON, VER 31 0 N T, F RID A Y, M A It 0 II G, 1840. VOL. XIX No. .10. FARM rrcimring for the SHOW. This is a matter that is beginning to agitate the minds of our farmers. What shall I prepare to offer for premium is the inqui ry. The inquiry is a good one. But I go against the conclusions to which soir.o men eomo in view of Iho inquiry, in the most de cided manner. One man thinks of pamper ing up a yoke of oxen, another a cow, nnolh cr still a calf, and so on. One man will pamper his horses, and another his sheep. We all look about us to see how wo can lay hold of a little extra pasture for our favor ite animals. We think of nothing higher than bringing forward a littlo pampered, well fed slock while wo will say nothing of tho lean slock that we shall leave at home. Now this is all wrong. The premiums of agricultural Societies should be oiTercd with j a view of bringing out improved systems of management and agriculture, instead of pam pered and sleek-sided individuals. There is no merit in such preparation for the show. I am glad our directors have done some thing to promote a different order of thing, by offering premiums for a larger number of individuals in eacli class, and also for (locks, where the nature of the caso admitted. They did well. I hope too they will do something to re aw uin iliu )n. in I'l I nil; s , an 111,1 u lui-ii wul.l.s , . , , , . . . i regulating the award of premiums, so thal.for , if i n i i i , VAaillglll , IIU V.IIII SIKIII WU UIIIUIIU LU JIIUIIII urn, which has been nursed through the sum mcr on more than two cows. Tho truo way is to let all animals, intend ed for exhibition, have their natural keep this may be abundant. All draught animals should be made to perform thuirusual amount of labor. The lest animals arc those ichich mill yield the greatest profit at the least cost. This is the true principle. You may siick a pin there ! vixr. WDoi.KU xiiin:i. 1 have heard of the establishment of some fine flocks within the list two ears. They are found in Chailolto, Hinesbiirgh, Willis- j ton and Culchester it may hn iu other places iu the County. Since this lime last year a good many have been bro't in from abroad more are coining. Farmeis an- beginning to gel their eyes open and lo find out that their sheep husbandry can bo conducted lo tar greater profit. We aro not only liming, but we are now beginning to sell, and w sh.ill find ihat hover i ,.-,i i. . . lind that hover, will be attracted here to pur- i chase, from diUiiieut and distant portions of ' the country. Those who have well csfib- lisheil rtorU. ivitl I,.. III-. i . i- r r Itslied flocks will he likely to realise fair prof- its. Tho community are divided in their opinions about sheep "and wool, some prefer-' . . , . pn.iLr , ring the puro iilerino, others the pure Saxon, I and others still tho various grades of Meri- noj and Saxons. On this subject let every one bo thoroughly persuaded iu his own mind. Many believe theio are no puro Merinos, many that there are no puro Saxons, but that all that aro reputed puro aro grades, a mix- ! lure ol every thing. While thern aro others who belicvo that there arc puro Merinos, and that they can bo well attested as unadul terated, by good and sufficient evidence. There aro some on this subject who believe every thing, and somo who believe nothing. I belicvo there are still in tho country llior ough bred sheep, as well as thorough bred cattle. But'it is not all gold that glitters. The prcsenco of counterfeits shows Ihat there must bo some genuino coin, somewhere. win: AT. Wei hotdd like to ask tho Farmers' Clubs of Turlington and Hiuesburgl. to tako up the subject of Wheat, in light good earnest, and tell us why tho crop in our county falls so much below (hat of Addison, on tho average I Tell us also w hy there should bo so wide a difference between tho premium crops ofthe counties? theirs being almost double ours. 1 Was the difference owing to soil or cultiva tion, or both T If truo answers could bo ob tained and published, we think it would bo a great public benefit, moro than enough to pay for all tho time spent. For ono 1 will hazard llio opinion that wo have as good wheat soil in Chittenden as any whero else, I hope tho trial of ibis year will provo it so. If any club or any individual will tell mo how to raise 50 bushels and over to an acre, as did the Minister of Bridport,' I will engage to do my part lo try to raiso ii. A littlo light on this subject to one who confesses that ho does not know how to do it, would bo very acceptable. FItUIT TUBUS, I see tho Chittendoii County Agricultural Society has offered a premium for tho intro duction of new varieties of Fruit. I hope some of our citizens will have the enterprise to obtain tho award of this premium. Iu my opinion, a moro desirable object than this, among the " small fry," cannot bo present ed. Wo oxpect Boston and New York to be noxt door neighbors in a few years, and II tha world will ba but a little way off. its uu mi uiuue ueen louxeu upon as -V,nU.n.-,.. ; , i . r .hoved.way m a corner, almoit out of crc.-'eus, it nave an atong ueen looked upon as lion. In a little while our fruit will go to our oun mid foreign markets "without let or hindrance. Tho number of thoso who wear tho clothes and cat the fiuils of civilization . . , increasing every year. Plant trees, then, I say, many trees, and tho best kind of trees, for it cost, no more to raise a good than a bad one. Wo want new variolies all of the best, and than wo want them scattered all over tho County. We shall bo singular in deed if wo nro not sending fruit to Europo in a few years. I'AUJI fill's CI.UIIS. Every town in tho County ought to have its Farmer's Club, to meet once a week dur ing our longest evenings, and once n month during our longest days. In iheso might bo conversations and discussions upon practical topics, in which all farmers aro interested. Hero they might compare views, and leveal the results uflln; experiments which they have tried, successful and unsuccessful. Great good might ihus be dune, a spirit of improve ment might bo awakened, knowledge of tho best modes of farm management might be increased, good neighborhood feeling might bo promoted, and confidence in a lilllo morn scienrc, " book farming" might be more fell,asjting at tho very foundation of all per manent and real improvenienl. Farmer's Clubs would concert measures to introduce new varieties of seeds and fruits, an interest of great importance to our County. Farmer's Clubs would do much to sustain , ... . . and render clueient our County ngricullttial . . , , , . . organisation. A club in every town in tho every County, well managed for a year or two to come, and what a change wo might expect through their instiiinientality. We have hoaid of only two as yet, 0110 in Iluilingtnn, and ono in Hinesbiirgh. The 1 evil to be guarded against is too much of the , I " gift of the gab," or lather the loo fieo e.v ercise of the " gift." Some people seem to ' ... -, , M, . thngsaul unless lhe,j ItiinK th it there is in say it; often a gieat mistake, for it some times lnppens tint (heiu is ncccr less said, than when they say it. i'i...n.; Tin: citANUEintY. In its w ildnr natural slate, tho cranberry is found in wet ulu itions ; in boggy grounds iu ilirnp t-atiily lands, and on the low margins of ponds ami stream. It will lue. and grow in niuipir.it uely dry -nil, hut it will not bear Iruit without its ronth are immersed in water at ill seifnns of I lir yeir. Suit ant tiititatim The first object of the cultu.itor shoj d hi to mlcd the ground forlns tranb-rrv y.u i. livery wet situation is not Mid able. Tl.o soil iie.ii ho either sand, mud, peat, or a mixture of tho. Tliern must ho no abundiiu hi, .ply of water at' all seasons of tlie voar " 'be ground is so bituatod that it call be !l0,lJcj j,lnn,, Ul9 al, f,rl,f ,t u ,.,. ter ; hut it i not indispensable to succcsi. '1'lie L'r"""1' 1ju sa,urillcd with water, either frm" EP' "'k'8. running streams, or Iliu drainings from higher land. On the. low sandy margins of Pu"d 'ho water is not much alU.-r.tcd by the ''T,' Mlffip;Pnt fPP'y of "'"'Jturo will as. cend, because the httlo epicei l etwcen the grains of sana act as so mmy capillary tubes for 'a "sce"1 of 1,10 water : but when the nnrgin is compact earth, or unmixed peat, the damp. uess win noi on inai principle rise lo I tic sur l.ice. In a selection of a situation for m cran berry yard, tho cultivator must obscne, first, whether the soil is of a loose, porous character, ea-ily pernio ib'o to w ater ; aad.second, w bother there will he an abundant supply of water the dryesl euasons. If either el tbeso two re quisites is wanting, it ui bo useless for him lo attempt the cultivation of the cranberry. I'lanling anj Citllwe. In boggy grounds it is advisable to retain the top sink and'eover the surface with beach smd if it can he easily pro cured ;jf not, with any smd that does not con tain lo'ani or surfaca soil. 'Pill recently the common method of setting out tho vinos' was, alter tho bog was covered with Band, it was marked off in parallel rows, like a field of corn, and sods of vines set from three to four feet apart each way. The usual method now to set in drills about two feet apart. The. vines aro separated, and ou'y two or three upright stalks are set together ai d are placed from six to twelve inches apart lengthwise of the drill. On wot and barren sandy land tho expense of ...in..,; win iim vines is iniicil less lliail mi Urn's, t I roots. hero vines cannot ha Procured crae. I ' ruorriea may no sown. It is not certain bu. that SOWOl.r Ul II lllllltfllu lir.it. I In l.n I in inlr.nl and oust cxpcdili iu's method. Wo know ol but ono insUnco whoro cranberries wero sown. Thai experiment w, is sue essfui, and Iho ground 18 ?.uw """l? set with vo.es. it .,v. veiling mo vines, ivn are III, m,i Ihron nl av- .,i ! ,. .1,,. I,, I M.IXU'l. i-tlllt, t JIIUt,lFlllflllll.lll-UllltJ'-;CII would admit, from Noiemlier to .March. The sprmg wo should think preferable for sowing. ' lluring llio irst season a ter thev aro set. vines frequently put forth nuiii'irous runners fouror fivo feet long. The next scar tha run nos put foitli upright bearing steins, which pro duco cranberries on the third year. Tio vines do not usually become so thick set H3 to cuter the ground before tho fifth year. Manure is worse than useless, and any veg etable or animal matter that will came fermen tation is- injurious. As a general rule, tho more barren the surface soil, iho boiler il is adapted io u.u Kruiu o. me cranuerry. i no growiu o. tho grasses in such situations will be feeble, ma'i' dv ,;l;t,al",'lt",s.6"b,0,l"ll:o mainly from water and tho atmosphere, grows luxuriantly, and will, ultimately kill out tho I grasses and obtain complete possession of the soil. JJuring tl.o first tlirco years, it is better to , puii out mo (.rassej ulln lu wail fur ,10 cran.!j , ; h-----s man iu wan .or u.u trao. uerrv vmon t , ... . hn t it ".vii-uiuu iiiem. uusucs uiusi her,,,? y r"loved as fast as tl.oy spring up, iniurv 'f ""leredlo grow they would do gcat eepl.ni, thu Ul,'.r rWunan U tj. "ounJiln ,euJ fonct" n,ust bo mainlalned herbeou, dcl,rcdlti0'' f snuarf ro7mv0.bus,,l ?f ""lrriea to tl.o J'.,!??,'"? bo ouidoreda good crop from vines ll.nt 1. i .. Cuttings from any part of the stem willHrTke Captain Pell, w ho was vexed almost beyond blasting nf a rock after the Main is lighted, mot, and may be used whero it is difficult or i tho amenities. 'What good w ill they do you? ' and made his way up Courtlatid street wilh expeusito to procure a sullicient Tnnnty with Shu will not givo you anv oftheni.' I out loss nftiuie. could cite particular 'nltant"' a 'Til "' ! korl1 of '"""i"'0"" ''or 11,0 V0-V!lSe ! ucl' fil1 and four bushels have liiin.. ...ii '...'',! ',,ccitiL's of camphor nnd cologne hollies: sucl cranberne is kke overy oilier buaineu in hfo 1 if a man hiiliron riirloU l- , . . . . n,wi ir i,i,, .i... ,. ' ' i" wu , ill a inaujuugcs rightly, is prudent and industri- h. will commonly su'ccc.d ; but if ho do- ponds more on good luck than on good inmate ment, in nine racs out of ten ho will fail. The cranberry fever is now running high among up, ar nnu a most every man you iicoi ex "'' 1 uvmntnm nl Hie Hisprtsp. I lint fortunes arc In . . - . . I I ; 15 i. i,Mni .,.,!- i.u ill win rmiinrb in this uu ruuu.iii, .uuuu .... it' ( business wo do not believe ; but that largo prof, its can bo obtained from vines tot in good situ. uu r.., . ........... , , W ' " 7. "ii Hal Hiram Hall and Peter Mall, of Capt. Edward It Ilallct and Hdtvard Thachcr, of this town, and many others tint could bo named, protc that the raising of cranberries in good situations as a profitable business. We know that some of the npiriiona which wo have ;f. von in tlm article will militate against the tliories of a few of our friends ; but wo can not help it. Wo have carefully examined al most every cranberry bog and yard in the coun ty, fJinl have nrefully compared the iufnrmalion thus obtained, ami ue know lint our ommin are rorroburalcd and Mipporled by all who Into hid t f ic largest experience in the business. Wo do not wish to discourage any from pinn ing vines. Far from it, we s.iy, go ahead, All wo with is to discourage men from runue f hliniltoid into a biitee-s, lespecttug whicli, a. ho necos.-iry iiiforiiMtion ran l.o so easily and readily obtained. Yarmouth lligister. Vnm Goilcy's Lailt's llnnk lor I'cbrtnry. anss. i'!:?.ss i,ii.j:i.i,ias: II V MI1S. C. M. KII'.KI.AM). Sh I . . , . . rash an enterprise; even to frighten her, by ....1 hi. 1 1 will aw a recapitulation ol the clangeis ot land-tra veling, which ho sincerely believed much more formidable than those belonging to Iho sea, inclusive of doubling tho Horn, and trad ing among the cannibals. Mrs. Pell owned she should be afraid to go up the Hudson in a jmiMio.iI, but u steam- "oat was quite a different thing. ' Steamboat !' said the captain, 'How ah- f"ru ,0 l1nC-,' - '" U,,n?er, 'T' ,'.S lessened by heating it to the boiling point 1' M take little I oiniiiy, too! IS ow little Tommy was the applu of thu eye to both his parents, and on this occasion ho came very near be coming an apple of dinrord. For the moth er voluntarily to subject herself to all .soils of inconveniences and dangers was bad enough, but to insist on taking that poor innocent child ! Lilllo Tommy was the only child of a somewhat bite marriage, Captain Pell hav ing followed the sea lound and i on ml thu win Id until it g i vo 1 1 till a eonipeleiuc, befote 1 t... it,n...,i,i ,,i ciii; i.;,,....!r i..:., i,,. ,i. ., i lining by th .1 limn a Tittle rheumatic and weather-beaten. mate was neccessary lo keep things right ; and he soon fixed upon a pcisun fur lint res ponsible situation. This was Mrs. Heiilah Heers, the comely widow of a nautical fiiend, who had somo years before died in his berth, like ono ol Hood's heroes. This lady had no family, and she stepped from a very sim ilar home quite naturally into Captain Pell's, bringing with her so many additions to his Mrs. Pell would go. meek and mild-mannered person, generally B """'"l Ko' 'rcd to amhori & "'roH in 'd. n 0 "n" i lea! Her Im bid . e. ed sea ! ' "i " yU "'C ,C'''k,f a"J J -'V d n,0,",",, ""d x 3 sli5'" '" "'0 i , 10 'i8 SUr n,J ",!-'" ''" lu , although it is parUally cnrlosc d. She cl.of captain, who had never slept' on o( his ow BM' nd " l'"nd ot sweetoco ale, which , Presto,, sa ls and then a camphor lozen2e. n dozen times w,il,o,lt seeing so mud. ofthe ' ,, ,ll;r, of cur.e; and while tl,e,u fell con fo .a lo o lkc ,k i !'"'ISl remember . you should pel a poor and then ho large fan- world. However, ono ,u,t never lose one's i,0 a very natural reverie-ono in which voynBoroimdZ Graham biscuits But "what way madness hes .' Where presence or mind ; so our heroic friend dres- ,av other ladies have indulged, wwill voj. ge rounu me world, jcars and years ago, amJ ,l0 box of guava marmalade nro in this teas the fan i sod herself, wakened Tommy, endued him venture to sav as to why caoin maids are tried Ins very best to dissuade her from so ...i . i i .1 1... . 11...1. .1....1. :. .1.. 1 .1. :.. ..:.... 1 :.. ..11 .1 1 .... . ,, '., , wnuin, iu sjj, as u w n l.ioio uiaius are he n.ovided in ll.e first place the smi-onst nf Hons as to tl.o various uillicullios ami pel lis , o.rs. i eu, iu mu .niiniio inversion ni mo , a c. puai ureauiast at troy, with n walk to ; summits, while the lali-v isi liko a sheet all possible dwellings, with holes in the closet , f y-, , . , , H"'0" Ml0,cv,!.ninf,l,1r.c''7;f' bnri lll'r !'"lcon' a ".'nva.ds.when rommy, whoso puro amelhvst, and tho bending trees along shelves to slick spoons and "lasses in and all ' on had better sit where you can keep n 1 1 unless entrcalies to the Palisades, where spirits wero high, ( considering everything, its brink drop living pearls into its bosom, tho sellees im-eniouslv coiiluvrd to serve for logout on the baggage, and if anybody offers j they doubtless moved the oaks and pines as poorooar!) amused himself by opening mid Then is an island walled with rock; and lockers so as" In have 'evervthh." conveni- ,n 1""cl' ,('ml for 1,10 c;ll"''i' al once. much as they had done (hn grinning waiters. , shutting his mamma's parasol in the hope of there is ono that looks as if a shepherd's hat out ' When all wis fitted on't iiidibuiid nt- This ea. pet-hag and the two band-uoxes, and I.ut great emergencies rail up great rose-, fi ightening somo omnibus horses that stood I had been thrown down upon thu water and i ', i .i... I..., i i i.:... .i.T. the large basket and the c.so with the urn- Million ; and Mrs. Pell soon making up iier below. left lo nullify its round crown and broad outfit for tho voyage of life, that tl.o most I r I"51"'" i,llu !,ourHt(J auoui oy u.e u.roi g fas.tdious worshiper f worldly conveniences "ng p issengers in such a way that his elo would have owned that nothing could bo ad-1 1,'"-'"cu hecamo sadly fragmentary. His fur- ded lo render tho worthy couplo ntoro com pletely unfit to livo any whero else. After these hints, one need not siy that both Captain and Mrs. Pell were rather par ticular people, but tho timely advent of lilllo Tommy upon tho stage prevented theni from turning into absolute lee-lotiims, since ho now occupied a largo share of tho attention which hid formerly been concentrated upon a double-self. IS ii t hero trouble had arisen and so itne.x pcclcdly ; tind all through Mrs. Pell's head long uelernun ilion to go (ivon so lar to visit a nephew who had just married a very rich w,' ' What good will her liches do youl' said 1 I don't want any, thank fortune.' said Mrs, Pell ; 1 hut Piiti. ini is thu first of our i f '"'dy that ever married money, and I am 'determined to sen with iny own eves what suit of wife has couio with II ; mid I trill lake lummy, too, lor it will bu such a good op- ,orluiiily lor iiiui lo see something of llio'niyi' siid Mrs. Pell, after waiting paiulully l.'jirljl' " ' ' " . ' But you may l.n sum Putnam will bring "'" "7"' ""-" 1 " r i . i- . - i.i . . . i, . 'snuoin khiii hu"." au ihhvu. iuu us in taking Tommy But in town sho would ho just like any other woman buying finery nnd seeing sights. I want to see her and Putnam to- collier in their own house. And ns lo ta king Tommy, I shall not stir a step without htm.' So Mrs. Poll would go. Captain Poll said sho was past Itstenlnc to reason meaning. probablv, that sho would not listen to him. ijo, lliorcfore, with a very husbandisli air, made up of a so.tso of superior wisdom, a , ,. ' , ., c .i . ,ir. i e n.. r .i reeling of pity for ll.e w lful folly of I e weaker vessel, and a very legtblo look of I wash my hands nf thu consequonre,1 set about aiding Mrs. Pell in her preparations hunt- ,0 0f ,l0 !, brown hair trunk i whicli was to contain her choicest coslumo in honor of the ricli niece; ungaging a pas sago for hor on board thu steamboat, and or dering a cab at six to bo ready fot the boat at seven. And now such clear-starching ; such iron ing out of everything that was rumpled ; such racings to the throad-nnd-necdle store for all baggings of cloaks and india-rubbers; such , , .... .i. 1 .i..i. i..i. -- ---- - . -- basketing! of cako and oranges, winch both1 M. Peli and tho captain wore convinced could not bo obtained uftcronco leaving New Yoik! Take my spy-glass, my dear,' said the " ' J ' I'J f ...... ..... ,,00( captain ; 'it will bo an excellent thing ' ' ... . . e 10 sce " scenery with, l on can slip it in - , ,i, , , , i iu , uu aninu i.M9i iiii .in. wiiiui , nil tun, ;. - asol and sun-shade, and ihon it will givo you no trouble at all. And I have a capital, neat littlo pocket compass, too, that von wiiisf take: it will be such a sitisfaclion to know which way you'ro going.' The neat little pocket-compsss was like a monstrous watch, but Mrs. Poll put it in her pocket, resolved to omit nothing that could enhance thu pleasure of tho trip. Sho look her large feather fan in case it should be warm, and three shawls of various thirkness as provision against cool mornings and evn- mugs. I lie captain would Inve iked lo add I Ii a lamous old nea-jacket of his. for fear of storms, but to this the lady objected, thinking her cloak would prnhihly piotect her until she could find shelter soinenheie. A bottle ofP, I.. I I .'tun nill9 UIII IU ItUt l IIIU LUIIipasS 111 I'ounle 1 luce, am Ihrre was siill rnnm in ilnt T.i M.irii Hid in.iri'nir i. .ilJm I I . .1 . . ..I. " "'"It (.11 l HIMII 1'IH , .1 Jlll-l- el for a travelling manual, n memorandum hook, a pen and pencil-case, and seals, not to mention the thimble, the nutmeg, and the hit of calamus that nlw.ijs reposed there, a purse well-stocked, especially with change, twhich would ol course tin very difficult lo procuie,) and a few small nails, which the nimnr - lw llm nn.i-i n.. ...I !... ....... .ii.. i.. ..iw. ( ...in mi. lunuLia mm tin; Lillll iiiui ill ,,- n,,,,', r,,,,,,,, , a!,n voor Inzen.-es : lliey are in tho red Ijox. lour thick Hums, "e satin, ciamasK anil trench emluoidery, ami mtenco, lornohudy elm lliuught it worth remember, and Tomun's great coal, are iu looking like a cabbagn in n cnnscivatory. 1 while lo gel up. the top of the trunk; "you must make the The "lady" did not stir, mid .Mrs. Pell Morning came at last, and with it a bright chambermaid laku them out for vou if the I eatclung a glimpse of her beloved fan, was ' sun and much relief lo those who bad watch ti ... i - I ...... . . . i i .-. .1.1. . .. . uecus should oe nam p. ' Ily and by, with tho aid ofthe captain, the washerwoman, tho seamstress, llio dress- iwa am i ' urawtcri tlie langtnu u.irolint- ten am ot cli iniiiennaid, captain and sever maker, and various otheis all artists in their an. j al waiters, Mrs. Pell and her movables were way Mrs. Pell and Tommy wero ready for ' My fan, ma'am, is tinder you,1 said our deposited in safely at a comfortable hotel, the cab; and there thev sat wailing full tun J traveler, wiih heroic politeness; and at last the lady feeling particularly grateful fur i he minutes after iho appointed limn, Mrs. Pell, sho succeeded in rescuing tho magnificent attentions of a young gentleman who sat by in the paflor and Tommy on the front steps, turkey-tail, which had fanned tho dim aisles j her in the omnibus and expressed much saf perfectly assured Ihat they would be left. I of many a Oeorgii'.i forest, now not n little isl'aciion upon boating that she was going o Thu delinquent cabman, when he did appear, was well-rated, and ordered to diive for his very life; which he did, of course not for getting, however, to lake very good cato of the lives of his lioises. The steamer was nearly as quiet as sho had been in the morning.J vNo passengers had come down but a few fiigely people; am! stow C .plain Pell had abundant leisuto to be- Mis. Pell's ha aggigo in what ho consul- eied thu very best place, lo seek out. tho cap - ' ' "" cnll,lm!n" 4,lrs- 1 10 "ls especial . . I , II II . - I . i-l ! Ci,r,!- i,nd 10 reiterate his chaiges and can- brell i and parasol and sun-shade mid tele scope, can stand hero in the comer of the cabin, nnd yi.u must keep an cyo on llieln too. And do!:'i set down your hand-haskel; nnd above all things don't loso sight of Tom my, or he'll I'o crushed in the machinery be furo you know it.' Thus good Captain Pell ran on, in a sort of despairing nnder-lnne, until he beg in to i. . ? i i . . . i i i . I. .. .i. - .i ; itiur converse, u property noicu, wuouiu nave boon as lull ol breaks and clashes as a palhet tc novel. At length a bell, loud, piercing, imperative, made liim fairly jump treading, as bo came down, upon three ladies' toes ut oncn. ' Oh, run, father, run ! do go, quick !' said littlo Tommy, pushing and butting at his father with all his might. 'Hun, or you'll bo left !' 1 What a careful, dear lilllo soul it is!' said both parents. Good-byo, my dear! good-bye, Iommy!' ' f0mvi.j ,y ,wo or ,iri.n vrr- audible kisses, preceded Captain Pell's depariuru by only a momunt. Hn darted over tho gangway, with llio air of a man trying to dodge the Mrs. Pell now felt decidedly thai sho had roniiiieiireil her journey. ' h tho boat II go ing, el. i n . In-r in a ii I 1' siid she, 'No, mad mi,' said the stately bronzu d.uue. 'There, now it moves, does'nt il, Tutu- I i. i,.l., ...I I ..... niii.ii ninmlii 1 nate. " ",,u,u ""'" ""'' "'. I'""" Tummy didn't know, but ho rather thought it did. ' .'oit wu'ro going, ar'nt wo, chanibor maid V 1 No, madam,1 was all tho snisfaclion she could obtain, and shu waited in snubbed si lence until the frightful bell sounded again. ' Good gracious! has anything happened, chambermaid V ' No, madam.' Poor Mrs. Pell gazed al tho groat dark eyes of iho Indian queen ofthe cabin, as if . seeking in their calm depths the source of , such wonderful fortitude. Presently tho cry of 'All ashoro !' roused he( to quivering, life. I Sho rushed frantically from Iho cabin, not I forgetliug lo dtajS lilllo Tommy after hor. ' What has happened I Do lull mu do, fur pity's sake, tell me! Must wo all go asliuio ' I'lien, observing that the shore receded rapidly, sho showed a disposition In jump from llm gangway : but the sailors lortunale- ly closed it just then, so she onlyjumpcd into thu captain's arms. Uli, what is tho matter I she said once ll.u principal rums, ious .rum recum-runn more, but faintly, fur sho had spoilt her'or experienco how mch ladies at our adven-' strength iu former alarms. 'lurous friend pas! anight on board ol the, Nut iimr at all. mv dear madam, said tho --- ..v captain, very po htely, at feting his arm for n rur the same tune ol- . . .. rturu to tho cabin. ' I hopo you'll mako yourself as comfortable as possible, and fuar nothing whatever.' At tins liniment thero happened to be n slight escape ofsteam. Mrs. fell clung con- -? . . ' . to . . 1 vulsively to the sloul arm she held. 'Ah, i .i.. j i .i. c. I i ti , w H'j, is , i. I sin. ad in ill . i.i I ill 1 reproachful lone as much as to siy, 'You assured mo there was no dancer 1 ' 'Only tho steam, ma'um,' said tho cap tain. ' Ah ! wo shall bo scalded to dealli 1' said tho unfortunate lady. 'Scalded, my dear madam,' said tho cap tain, who organ to sen into thu caso a little. ' This is an engine of tho newest construe-1 lion, and rrquiics tho water to be only blood nim. So saying, hn deposited Mrs. Pell, a rood deal picifiod by this assuianco, in a rocking !. I.. .1.- l.!.. 1 .1. ... I . I iv . . !i chair in tho cabin, and then darted off as il'i lie h id a propeller in his pocket. 'Is this your band. box, madam?' said the dune in a M idras turban. ' and this, and I. ..I. ...11 UIU I'lltU Ul!lUl 1 Yes yes! Do not disturb them : ihev must stand just here, where Capt. Pell put Ihum.' They must all go out of tho cabin, mad- am. It s against the rules to have anything of llm kind here.' Mrs. Pell was tempted to nnpeal to the captain, hut already feeling weak and weary ' and observing that tho other ladies submit- I'm II mc I nil 'e If 1 1 in ... i n e..t I n n 1 - ( . im. int. ii M-ai.itiii wu, said an honest country dame who sal nmnm. ai some pains 10 arouse ner Horn tier sarato- ga reverie, marred ny having lict-n used as cushion. Ily this timo the rocking-chair was appro- priatcd by a nurse and baby, and Mis. Pell, rellucling that the truo use of travel was to I sen tho world, resolved to try the upper deck. AmIih top of the stairs, just as sho1 eaino in sight of tho company, tho wind look the voluminous skirls of her black silk dress entirely over her head, and by tho timo she aim tommy inn succeeded in getting it down ' again, llio l.eluveil tan was Healing on the I C. ....Ton I.nt-n... nC .1. II.. .. im s huumju. ntnp tuo uoat ! slop tho boat : cried IllltWl lll'll time.. I i no m.i.l l.n n ...... n n . 1 when wo venture on tho tteacherous waves, applied herself to thu observation of tho scrncry. Heio Captain Pell's excellent glass came to mind, and lo think of it and lo descend al nnco to tho cabin for it, regaid- less of the difii.-iillies ofthe way, were hut the work of a moment with our heroine, who grow cvciy moment moro ronfident in her i--- ..IIIIU3 inn?, wu itiitti powers, m uio lop 01 inc sinus Mio was again enveloped in a cloud of black silk ; but nothing daunted, she pursued her way, found llio glass, ami Uorc it to llio deck in titunipli, having taken Iho precaution to pin the re-1 project beyond the o lun ofthe window, bellinus skirt to somo moro sedate poiliun of! At S uatog i, the baggage hail to bu shift herdress. ed from thu cars In a stage roich, and Mrs. Unfortunately tho shades of night had madu llm glass utterly useless hcfoio this was accomplished ; and as it was .something near the weight of a Kentucky rille, Mrs. Pell besluwed it in a convenient corner for Iho present. When Iho bell r ing for tea, a gen tleman offered to take caro of il, so that all Irouhlo was at an end on that score. The souchong was good and (ho toast not very cold, and a bland salisficiion was be ginning lo enliven thu countenance of our fiiend, w lien a man touched her elbow, and wanted her " lea-lirkel." Sho had none. ' Haifa dollar, ma'am, if you plcise.' Bui my pissago is paid! Captain Pell paid my passage ! 1 1 Yes, nia1.! m ; but tho lea 1 ' I sh .11 ask the captain. ' Tho man waited quietly, but with his hand pertinaciously open. At length a benevo lent old gentleman said, 1 Hadn't you belter pay now, in .i am, and ask tho captain after- ' wards I and Mis. Pell, finding no consola tion iu the tillering faces about her, nt length put her baud in her pocket for her purse. The exclamation whicli followed might have oiaili) one suppose she had found a snapping turtle there. She drew forth a pieco of glass, firmly in. bedded under tho nail of one of her fingers, Irom which Iho blood was streaming. I lie various hard substances jostling7!!! that deep receptacle bad nearly pulverized the crys tal of Captain Pell's compiss, leaving only a few fragments large enough lo cut fingers. Occasion for heroism again, to wind a hand kerchief about the wound, and (o pay a dollar fort wo teas. Soon after this began llio skirmish whicli always lakes place when tho births aro lo be appropriated J but first Mrs. Pell and Tom- my sought tho upper duck oncn more, to rn- claim Iho telescope. Slrango to say, tho be nevolent individual who had offered to lake chargo of it, was no whero lo bo seen ; and, not tu ba tedious, wo may as well say, here, that he never yet hasboen discovered,though Mrs. Pell expected for some time ihat ho would stilt return the trust with many apolo- gies. Every body who has traveled much upon iteaniboal. l boy grt in and out nt bed .ii !.! I, 1.1,1 .i I cry nan nour, nnu inc iigm uinaars litem from ilecpinc.and the darkness nukes ihcm afraid; tho open window dingeious for the rheumatism, Iho close air threatening suffo cation; tho beds too hard, tho pillows too small, the jar of tho engine dreadful, and the crying of tho little- babies morn dre idful still. The rattling nf thu rudder chains wakes them out of every littlo nap, and ihry wako with a sort of a iiighlmiru feeding, paying timid to nobody in particular, lli.it they (beamed they weio buried alive. Just such a night was that of our traveler. She walked about, threading her way nti'nng beds of all sorts and size, now struma" noil ijiahy, nmv jostling tho outslietched foot of soma rather snappish dani", now going back lo gaze fixedly at Tommy, whoso features slm could scarcely discern in tho dim and , slnded light. Wo shall not vnniinn m i,n, that sho wished herself at homo; but it is . . .1 . . . certain that eacli nftlir-gn nvnln.:,.-. .....,,i: I lions ended with a deep sigh, and a 'return to tho settee. At length tho'small hours whicli aro so nnt to briair r.nlm in nil innc nf 1 ., r . . T. . v.. .. .. ' etudes, fairly got tho belter of Mrs. Pell, and in spito of her determination not to sleep a wink, she fell into a profound slumber. A clap of thunder disturbed this kindly oblivion. Mrs. Pell started im and rushed on deck, and beheld the horizon in ghastly j distinctness from what seemed almost one continuous 11 isli of lightning, and the air fill. ( ed witii dust from tha Highland through which thoy wero then passing. While sho 111 n I in nil...- I... .1 M.I - I j nil. viumij IL' I UUIH lllIHV I till V.Utlll then cjl.nlv awaiie, r,.l,"ii, .ii eu smoiai Hours ny n dim lamp, exocclin; denth nt every i l ip of thunder, liy iho uni- tar on his way. When Mrs. IM! sought r her purse the next time, it was misshi : and when she looked about her . at breakfast, in- , tending to claim the sympathy of herviry obliging young friend, ho was missing too n coincidence which puzzled hsr exceeding - ly. " Hut even tho loss'of.i pnrso could not mar , the u.ihilaraling sense of dangers past and adventures to come. A fresh supply of money Irom a trunk put our travelers iu con- .1 1 . ! t I .11. I . ( umuu hi; no, nnu me uaggage ueing sately , locked up in a car, tney were nl.le to onioy ..ii ..w...,,., iw, o.iiaio"a: was no crv. and our travelers wero tho first to obey, , leaving behind ihom iu ihoir huny, the bag containing tho umbrella and sun.shade.whicli j they duly remembered after they were seat - ed in tho cars. Hern was foo'd for icflec- ' lion ! The fan, C .plain Pell's pet telescope and tho purse, nnd now the umbrellas. ! We cm hardly deny that reilections-connertod wiui tueso matters occupied iMrs. fell's thoughts to llio exclusion of oveiyihing but tha fear thai Tommy would get his fingers cut oil, since ho would persist in Iclliii" ilium . I ell was despoil lo identify hers. This she did very readily, until the l uge band-box .'mu ipiesuou. in n arucie proved very difficult to lecognize, for it had iinliiriiin ileU been squeezed into thu slr.pe of the shield nf Achilles, tho stray llutes of lace and loops nf ;i.i i ' .i. i i . . ' riuiiun which iliu esc.ipoii ttirotigli nuineious breaks serving for border. ' Oh, my caps ! my caps ! ' sighed 1 tut dis consolate pilgrim, who was not so 'indiffer ent to thu things of this world as pilgrims should be. ' Wh it shall I do I They ato ruined entirely ! ' ' Sure an' such n good-lookin1 lady as yerself doesn't need any caps and the like o' that to set her oil'! ' said a jolly Itish man who stood by; and with such consola tion tho good lookiug-l.idv was obliged to bo content, though she did groin when sho saw litem bold llio banJ-box up ctlgiways Di'cp, sandy roids, and not very easy coaches, to Ulen's Falls celebrated as the driver informed Ins p issengers, for bavin,; been tin. scene of one of Cooper's novels. It is a most romantic rocky dell, certainly ; and it a bid not been for the b ind-liox..Irs Pell would hive been delighted with the rush of waters and tho huge piles of rock on nil sides, though she held fast of I i.mniv with both hinds, fearful that ho might fallout ofthe ilago into somo of those awful caverns. Now a good dinner rather h istily swallowed, a further ilnvnol somo miles, nod then a nice littlo cauahpackt't, with a very obliging captain, and various books anil other things to in ike tl.o Iiidii pass pluas inlly. If it hail not been for the huil-hox and thu purse.tho telescope, nmbrelli and sunshade, the com pass nnd the feather fan ! ! Tea at Wl.iiehill, good beds, and a quiet hoime. Mrs. Pell and Tnnimy roso refiesh ed, hid a capital bteakfast, with a punkah over llm table, umved by invisible putter; but, hI.is! out of doors a pouring rain ! A rainy diyfor L iko Chimplain! where, if anywhere one wains all onu's eves tu see tho beauty 'whicli is spread out so lavishly on overy side. Tho Green Mountains oil one hand and the Adirondack! (in llio other; tho rich, verdant, deeply indented shore;, with ilietr endless vatielv of fuliagiyiinl their Huttings ol neal farm-houses, peeping out from the quiet " nooks of gieenerv ;" rocky islets, whero we roul I easily buiid inaeces- ev-.siblu foilresses if wo bad refractory klnes P sua queens to munaco : and over all. such skies as belong only to mountain icencrv f . I . n ... I T . .. C . I 1 .1 ...... - . I t all tbes3 was our unlucky friend compelled to forego, and sit quietly thinking over her trials and losses, watching the drops as they rather poured than trickled dow n the glass that endosud Captain 's ample deck. Piesently she hecano! aware that Tommy had quitted" her side. Shu called linn no answer. She s.iughl him in the cabin all over the wide deck in tin; dining-roooi in tho forecastle in the engine 1 She asked the waiters she asked iho sailors -.he ask ed every passenger singly and by this time her questionings became frantic. At last she rinhr-d to the captain's office and demanded her child. " He is gone ! drowned ! killed ! crushed in tho machinery ! " " Impossible, my dear madam 1 Donl ho alarmed ; I'll have him lound in a moment.'1 liul Mrs. Pell hid renounced all hope, when Tommy came coolly along, quite un conscious of his mother's disturbance. Ho had taken a fancy to sit on tho promenade deck in the pouring rain, by way of variety, and could not understand why his mamma should crv so about nothing. S7ic, however. was determined to avoid this trouble at least, and sho had just tied Tommy securely to ono of tho settees in the ladies' cabin, when tho cabin maid informed her that tho joung gentleman could not stay there. " Why not, pray " The prim dame poinled to tho announce ment upon tho door " uuntlomen not au- tolerateu in sti!iuiuo.it I 1 liuv aro never ol any possible us", unless it be to ascertain whit amount of inteiference ami constraint lady-piisseiigeis ca i bu induced tu bear wilhuul complaint. Most of them seem to suppose the lauics are then! upon siiller nnce, admitted gialis, and liable to he dis charged upon auv transgression of what thev choose lo term " the rules." It is very cer t .in that tho s nnu amount of impei t'nmnce attempted where gentlemen are concerned would not bu tolerated for a noinent, even among good-natured Yankees, who will boar inoro than any other people in the woild. Wo should voto for leaving thoso supermini trios on shore, and wo aro suro Mrs. IV II would ioio us. after her ener!. once in somo ofthe best steamboats with somo of the best captains in tho United States. ! Dot Iliiilington draws near. There is Camel's Hiim'p, far iu the misty distance, with his ci"anlic brethren renosiii-' about him. all moru or less veiled in clouds, lliou.rli now the slant beams of the settiti" sun be nm to illuminate somo eastward eminences . .... 'l lio Adirondack, too, seem to smile through , tears, as tho golden rays touch their varied of lirnn l mi. l.nile rnl-i. nni'i . nil srarm a I fringe of green to enliven its proper hem of n-r.iv. j Mrs. Pell was near her journey's end. 1 Sho had encountered many trials, but they i woold soon bo moro than compens ited. Sho ' would soon sec bet rich niece and her happy nephew. She had "had losses," to be sure, but thev wero almost foreoitun ns she gazed upon thu beautiful auiplilibeatru of lulls iu which tins piettiestol towns lies em bosomed, and thought of the stalely dwel ling intu which she was soon to be usheied, and the huuor and glory ot hiving ono of llio family " marry licit I " " Drive to'.Mr. Pitney's Putnam Pit- ' ney's ! " slid Mrs. Pell, with a soiiiowh.,t ' swelling air, as llio hist bandlio (the pan- cake one; was placed on tli.i top ot mu baggago like a suit of lid or shelter fiom the w either. Tho driver nodded, and, afier some as cent and many windings, at last stopped hefure a no it subuibaii collage, where a young ttoniiu was sweeping llio water otr the front step. " This is not the place ! Is this Mr Pit it cv'sj " " Yes, ma'am," siid tho damsel. " Wil li 1 Putnam Pitney's ! " ' Yes, ina'cini." " Prudent young man ! " said Mrs. Pell to herself, as she alighted and walktd into the narrow culrv. " Is Mr. Pitney at homo I Call him, if you please, and say his aunt, .Mrs. Pell, from New-York, is here." "What! is tliii nunt Pell I Oh, dear aunty I am happy loseeyoti!" said tho maid, throwing down thu broom and kissing Mis. Pell very affectionately. " And you'ro coino so far to see us and brought this dear littlo boy, too! Sit down in the rocking chair, and I'll call Putnam in a moment." And so saying llio lich nieco run off into tho garden, whence sho soon brought her husband, who had been hoeing cuirots, and did not wait to put on his coat. Mrs. Pell could hardly speak to him. Was this all II id she coino all this way, and encountered all these dangers and losses, just lo seo a luving couplo beginning thu woild iu u small ttav, am: living in as im- niilivu a sty In as did their progenilois who first settled tho Cnuun Mountains I What could it mean I Tim was over, and tho rocking-chair car ried nut upon a piazza tint looked Inwards Iho neb iiurplo west, and IMrs. Pell and her nephew, and his bright, theeiful young it-lie, sil quicliy umin to talk over all sorts ul Ibings, wlnle lummy moused himself bv living lu stick his uncle's r.iku through a toad lint had coino out to enjoy thu fine evening after the rain. ' I have bought this house, aunty,' said Mr. Putnam Piiuev,in the course of conver sation, 1 and here M iry and I mean to livo till unnru nblo lu afford a heller; nnd when t7i'i will bo, nobody can tell for a pour young lawyer gets along but slowly.' But, Putnam,' began Mn. Poll foi llio Contludtd on Ath nigc.

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