Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, March 23, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated March 23, 1855 Page 1
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tfftt www V VOL. XXY1I WHOLE NO. 1,438. BURLINGTON, VT., FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1855. NEW SERIES, YOL. 0, NO. 38. lUcckln JFvec press. I'OETKT. JVislsa" "I A'o. G Colte &'(rtr, BurliMgln, n. W. A C.TTi. HIINKDICT, Bnnons asp Puoi'mivtcns. Term nrSubscrlptloii. For Vlltsge Subscriber, siirr1' y ,!ie, Carrier, ....-! If paid itn-thtn advance, ... Ynr Mnil Sntiirllrrii. Ind those who tnko U 1 1 tho on .!, J oo Tfjtaijjifri iv in advance, " 'n Wlio piv ti"t in advance but before tlx menthr, 1 75 Af'cr fix inoti tl., '00 Interest elifnginl.lo nftcr tlic j car's cnJ. Term, nl subcripllon for Dnllr Tree l'ics. To Village subscribers, per nnnmn, 65 00 Tottiuscwliovccmclt by Mull, for fix months 2 00 Or per annum, ... - 4 00 AtttAY IV AhVAXCC. I SO 1 00 GTVosabscrlhtion stopped until all arrearages ravaii. except nt the ontlon of tbo Publisher, or aucoiiunuco unless oy po-iuvo nruuis. l'rirr" fur dvcrllsInK In Wrclily. 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Contracts for yearly advertising will not bt dis continued, unless an order to that elect Is left at the offce, and when discontinued in lets than a year, thr pritt of a u-hlle fir wdt it chatcnl., iyThornrF.rnrsmaybeobtalncd In California of CiiihlesI'. Kimball, ' Noisy Curlers," San Frincisco. r it r. k v n r. s BOOK L JOB PRINTING OFFICE Wo. 0 College St., Uurllngton Vt. BaOKS, PAVtMLKTS, IIi.mimlls, Prooiumuks, Cini'Pt.R, llLVSKS, HtLLHEins, Cards, Ac, Ejecutcd in both Plain und OrnJincnt.il style, with neitnoss, accuracy and promptitude. td .rflk. H. HSNs3 G- G. BENEDICT, 0 )M"IlSSI!).KH TOR Til.-'. STATK OF NEW YORK. O r-ec, f'rw i" csi Hams, Uttrlinslnn, I'crmonl i C. L, BENE DICT, Cv)mmismonm:h rou thkstati: or i VERMONT, IN NEW YORK. I OFFICE 70 Wall Street. j Fire and Marino insurance. ; jliaWV l'SUUAes CO., I or u 4RTIORD, conn. c.iriTAL $3 0 0,000; ; SlMU'Ll'3 ,$150,000. I Connecticut Insurance Co., I OK HARTFORD, CONN. CAPITAL $200,0 00 scurixs $35,000, SOUTH WESTERN INSURANCE CO. or Oswego, s. v. capital $200,000 ; Roger William's Insurance Co., or rnoriDUVcc, u. i. capital $100,000. IXSUKAN OK n amount not exceed. n;; 50.000 dollars lu one risk.takuti by th subscriber, m Afccnt of tbo .ibovo Cuinpanies, at fair and ndo quato rates. LIFE IXSURAXCfi will bo olTucted in Joint Stock ftiid .Mutual Insurance Coinpanis of tbc first stand liurl'mston, Vt., Sei.tenilcr. tvn the tncE i ttcss.j .My Aim. CT HKLKV M. LA DP. I walk tho buty mart of Llfp, I mingle with the gny, I join its folly, nnd its strife, I yield to fa til ton's (way ; And with tho noavtngs of my brain, I woo tho goddeitf, Fame, Jlcr flowers fade, my guardian pto&ds "cok, suck, a hotter aim." When ecoffori Joortns raock the few, Who battle with the wrong And struggle manful for the Uur, I too scotf with tho throng ; And If within my (tcret heart, Soma kindlier thought remain, Xli stifled, though tho angel pleads ".Seek, a moro glorious aim, 1 wear the mask of smiles, when hop Ides at tho heart's door, dead, I listen with unchanging face Whn bitter wordt am said ; A thorough actress on Life's stago, riaying a weary game, Ending in death beyond whoso gato I sco no hope no aim. I sco a noble spirit draped In truthful, puro attire, I marvel, how lias it escaped This heart-consuming fire j Meekly It bends its godllko head, Seeks neither wealth or fame, But whipors, pointing up to Heaven Therc lies my hope ray aim." A potont spell creeps ocr my heart, I yield to earthly love And joyflowors, with chameleon hues Are Vound my spirit wove j I care no m re for other tmilei, I ask no more for fain?, But dream, dc?piU tho angel's words "Seek an Immortal aim." Impatiently I ctoso rat no ear, An 1 shut tho voico aw.iy But soon, too soon, alas ! I find Mlno Mol Is but clay ; Perished is love burled is hope, And hated, loathed, is fame, -d with clasped hands I murmur too "No hop, r,o truth, no aim." My spirit walls ; It weeps for aid, When shall this turmoil end 1 The guardian, smiling, points ahovo. And whispers, "seek that Friend, Truer than aught else sought beforo, Love World or fickle Tamo -," I, kneeling at the altar, fiod A truth a hope an aim." XonTit Hero, Vt. 31 IS CELL A NY. Trcm the Dublin Nation. Dcnn Swift und tho Cobbler. , WIKES. dtf JOHN E. WHEELER, K K A L I! S T A T K A G E jV T , 13 mac's iicildino, nuiti.i:'f:rox vi:iio.vt. Particular attention given to llio purchase and ilo of Ileal Eatito, the investigation of LauJ Title., L'asins, Collectinr; ileuts, Insuring, l'aj ing lute, .lc, c., Jiv. aJiwtf lalfc, Fire and Ttlarino : U. '. UAVEY, t,; : Insurance. zent . Office, N'orth-wost oorncr of tho new Town Hall. BUllUN'UTU.V, Vr; May Hi. Jiwly f.aiv, OFVICUQYCU COMilHRCUL UAA'A', liUKMMiTON April 9, 1S55. Attorney and Counsellor t dtf C. F. DAVEY. ATTORNEY AND COUSSUM.Oli AT 1-AM' AND soLicrrou .v cii.i.vci:n: 'TT Offieo North-west corner uf new Town Hall " IJiitliiiKlon Vermunt. Mar 23J. Jiwly New England Type AND ST lilt liOT Y P ii FOUNDRY, r..-tnbliflica In 1821. HV!iT &z KOIIESI.XS, no. 66 coxoiir.y STnni;r., iio.iTo.v, mass, Klrclrolyyin;,' .) 7'y CopicrjWcd. iirxny H. iiuninr. joseru w. nontims March 25, Ml- iUwIjt (ENlMtAI-OOAIMlSSIUN MKUC1IANTS l'ir. T IJ L fAl.t 'IT wool axp coi'sritv rinnrci.. uo inr..sTATi:KTiii;i.T. M 1 rROiT'iR, I ..... I()ST). y . w o o o . S rpIIEV solicit consignment, if all kinds nf IJoun L try Pro luco, for which cash .ilrancii will 1.0 made, and to tho sale and returns of which prompt attention will be gltcn. KUrHUK.VCGS. M5sri.lIltclcocU,Cobli .1 Winslow. 'i It. P. l'letchf r .1 Co., Bosro' " UUnohard, Converse i Co., r. A 1'. ltice, J O. N.Soyruour A Sons.Odensburfi, N. Y Cox A llubbcll, l'otsUni.N'. V.J ' Molss A Wead, Malonc, X. V. Ilecrus A Stovcns, Cincinnati, Ohio, Ilods.t . Owon. Rutland. Vt. II. It. Sowles, Hit,, Ht. Albani.Vt. gamuol Mori;aii,Kiq.,Vergennes,Vt. I'. V. LanVton, Agent, ,l,lwtf OjiiisBrrHoii.N. V March 31. 1951. dtf DAXOIXQ! r. s. fa mi, r r. a : n r. u or n asci n ;. Itiillnnd ViTiimnt. IS prepared to furnish Dacce Mtur, any num. borof musicians to suit thooccaiiou. UALIi.nOOM dancing, tin latoststyle, taught;in ail its branches. Oct. 0, 1831. wtf C'iffNHMsri'.irtiiir. OltDEHS nUCClVCD I'OIt MAItlUAnU AD drest, Party, anl lluslncsa Copper-plate En. graved Cards. Those who already have engraved plates of their Cards, oan U tvo thorn neatly printed at short notice. rqTWpply at the Htili VHK-.S OITICU, where S.ifctintnt nfvariiui tyltd can be seen, My3'J. dwtf It happonod that tho Dean waa ono day passing througli Patrick's fTIoso, ylicn hoes picd u cobblor hard nt work in his stall. I'oor Crispin, though half naked, wassincinR away like a lark, and hammering at tho heel of an old shoo with an apparent lightness of heart that astonished the l)ean when he con templated tho merry wretch's obvious mis cry. 'lYieml.' said tho Dean, pausing in his walk ut the stall, anil addressing him, 'you seem to ho very poor ; hut then you Beeru to ho very merry. 'It s not mirtn, sir, replica tno conoier I'm singin' for tho children In tho cellar be low.' How is that ?' asked tho Dean ; 'I don t understand -ou.' 'Why, sir,' sud tho man, 'whenever tho noor things are hungry and have nothing to eat, I sing droll 6ongi for them, in order to make them lorgct tho hunger. 'What family liavo you !' 'Not many, sir only twelve or thirteen, or so hut pl.ise (iod, there's a good time eoiuin' Nelly, sir, has hor gifts and, ho- tween you and mo, is a v.uuatiiu subject in her Majesty as for myself, (Jod help inc. 1 urn obliged to keep hammering away at the leather aa well as I can jut-t as you see mo, iir, at tho heel of this old shoe ' 'And have you no prospect,' naked the Dean, 'of improving your condition in lile1' 'If then) be sueha prospect, tir,' replied the cobbler, '1 havo not twin able to eitoh n uliiniiso of it vet; hut I suppose you have heard the procrb of our trade, sir onco a cobbler, always a cobbler.' 'The proverb is a bad ono,' observed tho Dean, 'ana smites hi too very root oi inuus' trv.' "It doesn't touch me at all events for as far as indiiftry goes I'm u pattern to the neighborhood ; nut, unlortunateiy, tno nam cr I work, the noorer I cet. Ilowcter, we havo one comfort, which is, that thero's r better world before us, and that wo uro pre paring ourselves for it.' lluw is that!' asked tho Dean. Why. sir. fasting and prayer aro tho best means nf working out our saltation. It's true, indeed, wo haven't time to pray much but wo make it up in tho fastin' as for mv own part, sinco 1 cannot fast and pray, I fast and sing. Oli. ho "thought tho Dean, 'this is a char aetcr ; 1 must try him a little further. What did you mean by saying, tho hardoryou work 'Nothing plainer frir, lay family is growin 1 up, and the employmentgoesdown ; you may I understand mo without a dictionary.' i "Well, then, said the Doan, 'suppose a friend were to euablo you to lay iu a rjtiunti i ty of leather, and all tho necessary materials ' for making shoes, let mensk, could you make tliein I' 'Could Dane Swift write a liallad ' ' Ye pooplo of Ireland, both country and city, Come ll-ten with patience, and hear out ray ditty ; At this time I'll choose to be wiser than witty, j M'hlch nobody can deny.' I G 1 bles tho Dane, at any r.ito by put. tin' down Wood and his halfpence ho saved 1 mo from bankruptcy ; 1 should havo closed I my stall only for him. Hut afther all, he depritcd mo of a good berth of it ' j ' What berth !' ueked tho other. 'Why, sir, tho post of Solicitor General that 1 had in my eye at thotimo ; hut faith, I ho stopped my promotion. However, tlivil 1 may care for that . I can hammer tho leather still, if tho work would only eomo in. Th. halfpence aro coining, tho nation's undoing ; There's au end of your ploughing, your baking and . browing ; In short, you must all gu to wreck and to ruin, 1 hich nobody can deny.' 1 The Dean began to leel moro than iimuso i mont in his chat with tho merry cobbler, and after somo further conversation, ho said , 'Well, now, jou comical roguo, do you I know Dean Svviltl' 'Not by person, sir ; that's a pleasure that , is before mo yet; but I know him well by I character.' 'What do you know abouthim!' asked tho 1 Dean. ' Why, that ho's a truo friend to Ireland and uer people, anu au enemy to an opprcs sors,' 'lioth high men and low men, sod thick men and tall men. And rich men, and poir men, and free men, and tbrsll men, Will aulTor : and this man, and that man, and all men, Which nob.,dy can deny.' 'i'aith.' ho added, 'if ho wuntod a curraO' thcr, and eanio to me fur one, ho would have no reason to complain of it,' Well, now,' said the Dean, 'you scorn to bou merry, honest fellow, and 1 think iT you were assisted to iinprote your condition, that tho assistance would not U thrown away up on vou.' 'Will, I think not,' replied tho cobbler, I'm a good deal of tint notiun myself, Hon- Und you tho sum uf ten poun s, lo buy leather and coinmenco shocmaking, will you prumiso to pay mo ut tlioratoof liulf-a-crown n wcok ! ' I can only givo you my word for it nt the present time, replied tho Cjbbler ; ' hut you'll find I'll keep It.' ' Well, then," said tho Dean, opening his pocket-book, ' hero are tho ten pounds for you, which 1 givo, trusting you will mako good uso of them.' ' Vou aro Dean Swift,' said tho cobbler, ' for no other man would do such an act as til i s . ' ' I nm,' replied tho Dean, "and will further befriend you if you deserve it. Now, good bye, and be industrious.' ' Asy, your reverence,' replied tho cobbler. ' I can't part from you that wav. Down to my cellar you must come, till Nelly and tho chillier sees you, or I giio up tho money. It's tho honor of the thing 1 look to and, In sides, I have a duty to discharge. Come, your ie vcrcncc, don't bo nshamed ? it'll be mi longer a cellar while you're in it, but a charming ro iin ; and fur tho simo raisun, you must get drawing-room treatment besides, 1 have an ould custom of this country to Itillil.' Tho Do in, whose curiosiiy was excited to know moro uboutja man whom he looked upon as an oligimil, suffered himself to be pre vailed uj on, mid descended into tho cellar. Aftir the cobbler had introdu' ed Nelly and thu Dean to each other, he whispered to the former, into whoso hands ho thrust tho ten pound note; and in a few minutes slio re turned iciA a Imltle of claret ! ' What's this!' exclaimed the Dean. 'Do you expect mo to drink with jou!' ' We have an ould und holy custom in this country,' replied tho cobbler, ' that thu man who gits the money always gnei tho tra'e ; because, you see, sir, nothing prospers when it's not done' The Dean received a glas3, nnd drank to his prosperity ; after which ho turned his steps homewards, considerably amused, and not a littlo mystilied by the rather eccentric comiuct ul the (.risjuii. lieloru ho went, howcer, ho enjoined him to come to the Deanery v ery Saturday at an appointed hour, to pay lii tn his weekly 'instalment of half-a-crown. Accordingly, when tho day and hour came, ho presented himself ut tho hall-door, stating that ho wished to see the Dean upon busi ness. ' You, you rascal,' returned the servant ; ' havo you the assurance to suppose that Dr. Swift could hate any business with you un less through the servants.' ' I come by hisown appointment," replied the cobbler, 'audit's not unlikelv, it vou lUIUbU lo tiling lllti inrr..;;.', iuu, juu A. ,j find a slippery stono at his door. You ought to know him, I think. His reverence took a glass of claret with mo iu my own place. If ' you know who the Dean is, remember you don't know who I nm,' j With somo difficulty the man went up and ' delivered his message ; when, much to his ! surprise, tho Dean immediately desired tho man to bo sliuun up to tho drawing-room, where ho happened to bo sitting. ' Well,' said the Dean, ' 1 am glad to find that you arc likely to ho punctual iu your payments.' ' Sir,' returned tho cobbler, 'you will find j mo here ns regularly us Saturday comes. inern s tno urst nan-crown. Thut is very right,' said tho Dean ; 'noth ing like punctuality and honesty.' ! The Dean, who was reading, then resumed his book, feeling naturally certain thut tho man, now that tho affiir" between them had been transacted, would, of course, have gone ubout his business hut in this ho was mista ken, for tho cobbler held his ground. Tray, why iio you wait r usKou tno uean, at length ; hav.o you not paid tho money!' rsououutol that, sir, replieu too cou nter. but UU catlliut Turcot llio old ouulnin of the country the man tliat gets the money always giics the trate.' 'Uh!' exclaimed tho Dean, 'you snail have it,' and as ho spoke ho rang tho bell. ' John, saiu he, when tno servant cntcreu, give this mau a glass of whiskey.' Sir.' said the cobbler, in replv, ' 1. though but n poor man, got you a bottle of claret, and you, who aro a rich one, oiler mo a glass of whiskey. 1 expect, sir, to get as good as I gave,' ' Ana you snail, too, replied tno iean ; John, gnc that mm a bottle of el tret. Now, sir, 1 understand you,' ho added, ' a bottle of claret is worth four shilling, and your weekly instalment is only h itl'-a. crown begone, you rascal, und never let me tec your face ug lin. I could all'jrd to Und )uu ten pounds, hut 1 could not alford to be re paid upon your own principle.' 1 tie tr.ulltlon, however, goes on 10 say mat the cobbler, whose name, we think, was Par ker, proved himself to to be an honest in in. and punctually paid the money in question, which pleased the Dean so much, mat no ix camo a warm friend and suppurter to him, and scrupled not to aid him till he had the saiisiaciiou ui seeing ins winy jiruiegz uu independent and respectable man. AVhose liarslir.t idea Will to mil. dy run I Oh, U It thy will, On th brecics to loss i Or capriciously still, 1.11.0 tho lono Albatross, Incumbent on Night, (As tho on tho air,) To keep watch with delight On tho harmony thcro 1" Observe that note i " The Albatross is said to sleep on the uing." Who said so! I should like to know. Duffon didn't mention it j neither does Audubon. Coleridgo, who iu.ido tho habits of that rare bird n study, never found it out l and tho undersigned, who lias gazed on many Albatrosses, and had much discourso with ancient mariners con cerning them, never suspected the circum stance, or heird it elsewhere remarked upon. 1 am inclined to believe that it never occurred to .Mr. Poo, until having Decouio i'inbarrased by that unfortunate word "toss " ho was nhliguil to bring in cithern AeJJ.oran albatross; and prewiring the bird us the more pojtieal, invented the extraordinary fact to uxplaim his appearance. Thoabovu lines, I am told havo been much admired ; but if they arj truo Poetry, so uro the following: Illghlller ! Highflier 1 My long-legged ono 1 VI hose mildest idea Is to kick up nnd run: Oh, is it th will Thy switch-tail to toss ; Or enper ilciously still, t Like nu old soml horse Prcn. " Ami," Incumbent on thec, As on him, to rear, pron, " rarf,") And though sprung Iu the knee, With thy heel - In the nlr 1 A noto for mo, and the man wailing for nn answer, said ye' Now by the shade of Shad raeh, and the chimney of Nebuchanezzir's fiery furnace ! lis the liill for the new chim ney! Hills, bills, bills! How can a man name his child Willi mi! The horrid idea of the partner of his joys, and sorrows, pre senting him with nil.' and to have that Hill continually in the house constantly running up and down stairs always unset tled, Distraction's in the thought ! Tell that man, llridget, I'm sick; und, lucky thought, say it's the small-pox ; and ask him to call ugain when I've got better and gone to San Diego for my health lie's gone. 1 seo him from a hole in the window curtain, filing off in a zig-zag direction, and looking hack timorously, like a jacksnipc, with his long bill. I shall write no more ; like that bill, ! feel unsettled. Adieu ! 1 am, Ewer, Ewer obedient icrvant. JOHN PHCHNIX. ; iTfeu.6,A,m5jifil1Ji."'sr.p.v,n.l!;s.rinf.-.'.u. of quadrupeds, and to kUrp ttanding 1 Whciu ii ie k Drilling;! nv iiE.vr.v winn r.ti.ciiEr. It is often nsked, If tho North aro so im measurably supctior to the South in Intelli genco, moral power and wealth, why has tho Siuth gained political power so rapidly for tho past fifty years, until now she controls tho policy of this nation ' 1. Tho North is a communityof industlics. Every man is busy in building up his home, nnd enriching it for his children. Our Northern pcoplo nro educated to intensely lnind their own business. Hut tho South lias a different Btato of society. Slave labor sets free from industry u largo class of men, who, being aristocrats, not by nature alone, hut by the organization of Southern societ v, havo any degree of leisure to attend to poli tics. Thcro Is, then, a very different nptitudo for power between tho North and tho South. Northern society is democratic ; Southern, aristocratic. A democracy tends to produce fifUINOFIELD IMIIXTINMI ,K (OTl.W, jiim 1'irri'itr.n.s or IJOOK AND NKW S I NIC, oy tin: m:sr qiHUTV, anp at l.ovvr.sr rmcrs i esty, industry, and good-humor runs in our Order, miiy l.o A.l.ln skmIIo . lumiiy , nut, soinciiow oroiuer, j icriy in li. W. Ui;.Ni:iM T, Burlington, Vt. lf Mats on being a relative in well us the others, and slicks to us liko wax.' Suppose, now,' said tho Dean, that I I I from tho I'ionccr Magazine. Letter fmni John l'lireiiix. Mission or Dolouls, 15th Jan, IKjj. Dear Hwer -It was my intention to fur nish vou. tills mouth, with an elaborate article on a deply interesting subject, but a serious domestic calamity has preventtu. i allude to the loss of my stove-pipe, in the terrific calo ol tno Jlst Dceemher. Thcro aro few residents of tho city, whoso business or inclination has called them to the Mission of Dolores, that havo not seen und admired that stove-pipe. Hising above tho kitchen chimny to tho noblo altitudo of neatly tweho feet, it pointed to a better world. ..-I u.c pleasantly suggestive of hot cakes for brcakl.i6t. From tho window of my back porch, 1 havo gazed for hours upon that noble structure ; and watching its rotary cap shifting with every broezo, and pouting forth clouds of gas and inpor, I havo mused on polities, and fancied uiyedf n Politician It was an accomplished stove-pipo. Tho melody accompanying its movements, inaptly termed creaking by tho soulless, gave evi dence, ol'iu taste for Music, and its proficiency in Drawing was tho wonder and delight of our family circle. It bad no had habits, it lid not even smoKC. I fondly hoped to onjiy its society for years, hut ouu by ono our dearest treasures are snatched from us : the soot fell, and tho stove pipe followed toot. On thu night of tbo diet of Dee,, a gale arose, perfectly unexampled in its terrific violence, Houses shook a with tertian aguo, trees wcro uprooted, roofs Mown off, andships foundered ut tho docks, . .:.!-..;.. ..1 11' I... . - :. . ,V SlOVC-pipU IB HOI il pyitlllllU, ,1 ,141 (CPlBl- anco could mine opposo to such a storm i Ono by ono its protecting wires wero severed; nnd as it bowed its devoted head to tho fury of tho blast, shrieks of moro than mortal agony attested tho do.-pcrato nature of its situation. At length tno atonu spirit tell upon tho feeblo and roelitig structure in its wrath, and whirling it madly in tho air with resistless force, breaking several tenpeuny nails, and loosening many of tho upper bricks nf the chimney, dashed tt down to earth. Hut why harrow up the feelings of your readers by a continuation of the dis tressing uarraiito. tno suuering mat wo have endured, tho tears that have been shod since this Iocs will bo understood, und com miserated, when 1 add tho next morning tho kitchen chimney smoked, and has Xeen doing it intermittently ever einco ! Since my last, scarcely a gleam of fun lias como to illumine the usual dull monotony of the Mislon uf Dolores, " The days ha, u been dark and dreary ; It raius, and tho wind is uovir weary," It is amusing to observo tho shifts a maker of Poetry ill resort to, when compelled to mako uso of au irrelevant subject to eke out his rhymo, to convineu hiuiscll and his reail ors, that thenuj pas was quite intentional, I the result ul study, ami Biiuuld oo admired ' rather than criticised. Iu a poem called " Al Aaraaf," by IUgar A, Pun, who, when living, thought liuiisell, iu all seriousness, tho only thing original P.iet,uud thatull other iiianulucturers of Poetty wero mere copyists, continually infringing on his pitent, - occurs tho following pissigo, in which miy be found a singular instance of the kind alluded I to i I.lgcla ' l.lgeia I From the rftntm (Vn.) Spectitor.) MurriiiKC under Difliculties. A few days since I was present at a mar riage which had some things about it so new and romantic that I am tempted to giio you a short descriptior. For a day anil night pro eedini: tbo appointment there had been an incessant fall of rain, which, added to the deep snow in tho mountains, caused a rapid rise of the water. Parson B. of Hath county, had been invited to perform the ceremony. Anticipiting difficulty and, perhaps, remembering defeat in days of jore, he set out from homo eirly iu the morning, with the hopo of pissing tho water courses before tlicv were too lull. Vain hope. When he readied tho neighborhood, ho was told that tbo river was swollen beyond any possibility of crossing with any safety. It is often hard to start a wedding, but when started, it is a I'rent deil hunlnr to ston it " " r'i" " . r f-f I : having secureu me company oi a iriuuu in the neighborhood.dctcrmined to make every e(T.irl to accomplish his mission, nnd if there must oe a lauure, lei it oe unci a 1.111 mat. llv n circuitous route, he and his compan ion succeeding in reacliin g tho bank of the river, opposite to and only a few hundred yards distant from the house. A loud halloo soon brought tho wedding party to a parley- on the bank ol the river. I lie whole uimcuity was before them ; the parson could not aJ. vuncu a stcn further without swimming u dan'rous mountain torrent, colored with huge sluets of Ihating ice. Hut "where there is a will there is a way," though there bo neither bridge nor iioat. It was proposed that the parson should m irry them across the rulllliL' 11 iod. This proposition was aeceueu to. letli narson declared that it behoved them to net law fully, and insisted on his warrant being transmitted to bis hands. Happily lor us in this free country, tho law docs not prescribe how this is to bo accomplished ; neither does it state at what distance the officiating ufliecr sli ill stand, lu this ease thu license was hound close round a stone of suitable size and the whole being wrapped with thread so as to make it tight ana compact, was thrown across the river. The feat of throwing it was performed by the biidetrroom while Ins voung bride was standimr by him. And it was a throw with a hearty i?ood will. 'Ihut man knew he was throwing for a wife, and tho only question with him was, wife or no wife, 'lliero stood the anxious group what suspense' it might miscarry, it might ho turned ny somo over hanging limb, and find a watery grave! it h a powerful swing of tho arm it started and mounting high, took its onward and airy llitiht. I hud learned long beroro, that " whatever noes up must'eomodown," but 1 felt somo misgivings as to where tho come down might bo in this case. Tho moment of suspense was soon over. The little' missile, freighted with a document so import nit, sped its way through the uir in a most neaiitnui arcu hi"h oicr tho wido waters, and a shout of I triumph announced its fall upon terra firnia To unwrap aim reaa was tno worst oi moment. Tho parties were already nrranced, with joined hands, and Parson It. with uncovered head, stood as eraeelullv and us lightly too as ho could upon a quick sand at the edge of tho liver, and with voice distinctly heaid abovo the roir of waters, the marriage was consummated. Will pleased at so faiorablo a tcriuinatiouorwhat a little before had been a forlorn hope, the ttroui s on cither bank took off their Horvr.il w ivs. hateier clso 1 mav forget, I never run forget that Mrom. power, but distributes it An aristocracy produces hut little, hut It ubmrhs and eon- nlrates power, never ilistriouting. ino North strengthens sociity; tho South, gov-trnmcnt. There is a second reason vet more subtle nnd moro dangerous. Tho North is industrious nnd productive. Each man thrives, and seeks to thrive. The interior idea and essential spirit of our com munity, is for each man to build up his little kingdom ol a limily. Litizens want a na tional policy that will leave them room to work, and a certainty of acquiring.

.Now. it is through this known leeling ol the -North, that the South lias contrived to bribo and seduce her from fidelity to her own more sacred principles, It has oeen suhtiley said, lou snail nave leisure ami peace, if you will only acquiesce such anil such measures, i nesu measures were subtle changes in favor of absolutism and against republicanism. At each nggrcs- sue step tho South has nccn ncrceiy met al tirst by the indignant North ; but, as a thief piiets a dog with a bit ol poisoned meat thrown to nm. so tho South have ca-t to the North a temptation peculiarly seductive to men who are given to industry. Thus, for the sake of peace, for tbo sake of avoiding agitations unfavorable to commerce and pro ductive industry, tho North has gradually jielded step by step, until now, if new slave states are carved out of Iv.inzas, there will be no more to give. Ihebilaneoot power ill ehanire. T ic South will he nine tu con trol nnd dictite policy without circumspec tion or subtle bribes. That day is not far off. U'linn it comes, what will tbo irtli do ' So soon as her connection with ib- ' '" ,K 2i I" T pr.ioiio.il nod home aiinoiance, and touch tho interest of the North, she will rise up, liko l.az inn bound hand and foot 1th gravo clothes, anu ucnianu inai sue no loosed and set free. In that day, our Union ill bo like lux beforo flame. hen the Cnion promotes thrift, its valuo is beyond all computing. When it is asamst thrift, it will . , I..- .."ill i... , i -.t. IIO lolino lliai US vamo villi lie ie-s man a.ui without its savor. It will bo cast out, and trodden under foot of men. We aro marching ns straight upon disumno as ever pooplo did, and blindfoldnl. For peaco and Union sake, we uro giving tho South nn advantage which, when onco se cured, they will use to goad tho North to in evitable rupture. Those men who council peace and acquiescence now, council disunion and belligerency hereafter. Their wordearo smoother than oil, but the poison of nsps is under their tongues. It is ultra so. -Men will not foresee. Our fathers did forests ; their children havo not the gift. e shall probably go on, and when tiie work is done. and every omen and sugicious prediction j luiiiea lo pass, men itu dl...il ...... !. nnd re- i pent, and build tho sepulchres oi the men that now we execrate. The facility with which tho aroused indig nation of the who!" North lias been extin guished by tho miserable perfidy of tho so called American pirty, is mortifying, and sorrowfully prophetic. Hy years of pfr-is- tent labor, tho conscience ana honor ol mul titudes of the North had been aroused. They began to seo and value the real principles fundamental to American institutions, tuner the shallow pretense that Know Nothing lodges would, by-and-by, become the cham pions of liberty, us now they ureol thu Pro testant Mitn, thousands nave ncui lnieigna into these catacombs of Ircedom. Ono might well study optics in tho pvrauuds of I'gvpt, or the subterranean tomhs of Home, as liberty in secret conclaves controlled hy hoary Knaves vciseu in political intrigue, who can hardly enough express their sur- irise and delight tu find honest men gning into u widespread system of secret caucuses. Honest men in such places have the peculiar advantage that Hies have iu n spider's web the privilege ol losing their legs, ol nuziug without Hying, and uf being citcn up at leisure by big-bellied spiders ! M c aro heartily agreed Willi ihcorigiutl movers of the ICuow Nothing enteipri.se. that tho foreign population require special atten tion. Their li itmalizatioii should he alter a longer probation : the oliices. State and Mu- F.llis and Phillips werod d Abolitionists ; that he would bo freed when ho got hack to Virginia, and ndiiscd him to havo nothing to do witli thoso who pretended to befriend him while they mado his caso worso. Ho replied that they worked for him manfully, and if they did not succeeds it was not their fault. He" said ho saw in a newspaper that ho wished to go back to Virginia, Had the devil himself said it, ho could havo told no greater lie. He then described tho sceno of his rendi tion; how ho. u poor fugitive, was made a great Hon, and escorted out nf tho free city nf Biston nnd on board of tho revenue cut ter, amid troops of men armed to tho teeth. How they (the law and order men) promised to purchase him when he got to Virginia, and when ho got to Norfolk they put him into jail, nnd put irons on his wrists and kept htm in a rn-im without bed or scat, and with but scanty food, for two days. lie was taken to Richmond, where ho was kept in a pen in tho Trader's Jail for four month" with irons on his wrists nnd ancles, so tight that they woro tho flesh through to tho bono, nnd during tbo month of August they gaiohim half-a-pail full of water every two' dais. From this cell ho was not allowed to como out onco during four months ; at tho end of that liiuo hu was sold for $D05 to ono I)avid McDanicl, wiio took him to North Ca rolina. The remainder of his story is short ; hear ing of his situation, tho money was raised nnd his purchase effected hy Mr. Grimes." A White Slum from Vlrglnln. Wo received a visit yestcrdav from an in teresting little girl, who. less than a month sinco, was a slave belonging to Judge Neal, of Alexandria, Virginia. Our readers will remember that we lately published n letter addressed by lion. Charles .Summer to some Iriends in lloston, accompanying a daguer rcotype which that gentleman had forwarded to bis friends in that city, and which ho des- crihedas the portrait of a real " Ida May,"n young female slave, so white as to defy tho ucutest judge to detect in her features, com plexion, hair or general appearance, the 1 . i .i i slightest iraco ui negru uioou. It was this chilil that visited our office, accompanied by Mr. Charles II. lirainard, in whose care sho was placed by' Mr. Sumner for transmission to lloston. Iler history is briefly as follows: Her namo is Mary Mil dred Holts; her father escaped from the es tate of Judge Neal, Alexandria, six years ago, and took refuge in lloston. Two years sinco he purchased his freedom for $0(11), his .r and three, children being still in bondage. Tho good feeling of his Hjston Iriends in duced them to subscribe for the purchaso of his family, nnd three weeks since, through the agency of Hon. Charles Sumner, tho pur chase was effected, $SU0 being paid fur the family. The child was exhibited yesterday to many prominent individuals in this city. The gen eral sentiment, in which wo fully concur, was ono of astonishment that she Bho'uld ever have been held a slave. She wits une of the fairest and most indisputably whito children that wo havo ever seen. A'. 1'. Times9th. IMapi.e Suovn. Maple sugar is one nf ho staple products of Now F.nghnd. Tlitlc were producod during the year ending June 1, 1850, according to tho United States cen sus, 8, 538, 111 pounds of sugar, ns follows Maino 93,542 pounds; Now Il.iinp'hiro 1 . 233,803 ; Vermont 0,349,357 ; Massachusetts "95,525; Rhodo Isltnd 2? ; Connecticut 50 790. At nino cents per pound tho valuo of tho annual product nf mapl sugar in New England would ho $772,029. The proper depth of tbo incision to bo made in tho maplo tree, to obtain the great, est quantity of sap, lias been a mooted ques tion. Upon this point the Agricultural Club of Hrattl"boro' Instituted the following ex periment, which seems to be conclusive : In tho spring of 150, n committee consist ing of thre persons, was appointed to nseer tain hy actual ctperiin"nl the proper sh and depth nf the bore in tipping tin sugar nn. pic. They accordingly proceeded to test the question in the most thorough initinr, using all sizes of bits, from h ilf nn ineli to an inch nnd a half in diameter etch making his ev periment independent of the other and the result of all was. that no iliff-'renee could he perceived the half inch giving ns much sap us any other. Hacli one also tapped several trees, setting two buckets to a tree, with a single spilo to each, nnd bored different dnptbs from one to three nnd a half inches, and the results in this ease wcro in every instance, w lien the weather was sufficiently warm to thaw the tree through, that the How or sap was in prnp"rtinntn the depth of bore; and to mako the matter more certain, on deepen ing the shallow bores subsequently, th"V im mediately overtook the others in qnmtitv. These experiments were repeated in 1R51 byn different committee with the samo general results. A Vfrvont Farmer and his Farm. Many years ago, I'.zri Mevcii came into Vermont, and began life hero as a trapper nnd n raftsman Honest, Industrious, snrcwu. una oi gre.ii physical strength, (without being fat, his weight cannot he much short ofdhll pounds.) he has become the largest 1 md proprietor in the State, and lias lived to a good oh l age. nnd is surrounded by his family nnd friends, and is honored nnd respected by all who know him. He has of late suffered much from ill-health. His farma lie in Charlotte and Shel'iurnc on the bank of Iike ('hnuipluln. and the whole extensive area shows wtll-diucted in dustry and good taste. The capaiious firm house looks out upon the lake, and is sur rounded by trpes. hedges, anil ono of the finest fruit" nnd flower gardens in New Fng land. Although the owner of about 41)110 acres of land, he has brought tiie wliolo un der supTior cultivation, and has proved, on a large scale, that Vermont firms, iccll ttilti voted, will yield a fair profit. On Ins broad acres there feed about uhfj cattle, and about 2000 sheep, all of tho choicest breeds, and yield their owner a gen erous recompense tor his care and lanor AO in OU LTUlt A L. Slate Representation. The Buffalo Ex press, in answer to a correspondent, explains tho modus operandi of 6lavo representation til us : Tho question supposoa that the owners of slaves in country cast, in person, an increas ed number of votes, on that account, nt tho ballot-box ; which is not tho case. Tho mat ter may ho thus explained ; In establishing a representative district, there is addded to tho tiuluoer OI iree persons mu iiuiiiuer oi uie slaics in it, every live of whom are counted the same as three persons, thus, fire el res in South Carolina go as far towards establish ing a basis of representation, as three free men of tho Statool New York. If wo sup- s that a giren representative district contains hut ono slave owner, hollaring a thousand slaves, than such district will con tain a less number of frco persons by six hundred, than it would wcro "there no slaves in it. Again, if wo supposo the number constituting a district to be ull,imij, then a dit let which should contain lUU.VUU slaves would bo entitled to a representative, nnd one Iree man residing iu such a district might, liv his single ballot, cast tbo whole rote und elect himself. lu that way it may yet hap pen that some ono slave owner will bo enabled to control as much political power . t i p r .!. v ... I. I wuuie uisirici ui iriciucu ui me .ui iu. Tcrrn. Culture. They havo a Ttrra-Cutturc Society in Washtenaw county, Michigm. Mr. Rodney Aokley, tho President, who has embarked in tho new method of cultivation with great zeal, says, in a letter to Mr. Comntock, pub lished in n Detroit piper : "My poorest Quince trees hare become tho best in three months. The one-third of my quince trees, which are much the largest, had been accidentally no irest terra ciiltured do ling several years previous to this year, and they had also homo tho largest, fairest and most fruit. "This yesr 1 terra-cultured the two-thirds of them which hnd been most stunted until t terra-cultured them; they never having grown half as fat ns the third that was ncei dent illy somewhat terra-cultured. And now, the two.t! irds, the stunted trees, within the last three months havo grown three times ns much as tho one-third which till this sum mer had been the fastest growers and the best fruiters. And now, for the first time, tho two-thirds which had been stunted hy com mon culture and terra-cultured this year, have much the largest, fairest and greatest number of quinces on them. The little old trees lmrn grown three inches to the lartreat trees one inch, this summer. They arc all of the same ngo." Thi" Mr. Comstoek isan illiterate man, but he has mule a discovery. to whos mine we have heard reliiblc farmers in New York State bear abundant testimony. It is a simple affair, but is pronounced Invaluable for crops, fruits and plants ofevery descrip tion. Mr' C. in ikes known his discovery in lectures, rid ing upon tho honor ol his auditors not to publish it. Ho will go any where, where thirty persons will ngreo to hear him and pay three dollars, we believe it is. for tbo privilege. of using his system. Ho would ho glad, we understand, to lecture in Vermont. Randall 6t Jones' Corn-Planter. We hare examined Randall & Jones' Double Hind Corn-planter, and beliero the following description of it nnd its merits to he correct. " Its superiority consists in its dispatch, neeiiracy, and simplicity. One man can plant an aero in an hour" with ease, and by 'crowding," two neres in an hour. Ten acres is an easy day's work for one man I'iiis machine has the only safe principle of depositing corn by machinery, and that is, by means of the '' tongue and tube." No reliance can ho placed upon tho simple tonguo either ns a thruster or dropper. In this machine the tongue is sheathed to its end in a tube, nnd thus enters tho ground prssing the earth for u moist bed in which to place the corn ; the tongue then draws up, while I tho tube remains, keeping tho earth out of On this noblo farm was raised tho past the hol, while it pirmits the corn to drop wheat, 40 acres of rre, 25 mi" t ; tno tongue men returns ana sets tno 1 corn into the oe i. ana the tonguo ana moo rear, 30 acres of acres of Indian corn. 20 acres of potatoes hout both leivo the ground at tho same time, per. mitting the earth to fall in and cover thceorn, which in mellow soil, is perfectly dono. But if tho earth is damp or hard, so tnat it ' packs," you have but to touch tho point, (the tongue and tube) by the side of the hole, and covering is secured in the worst of soils. nicipal, should not bo filled up with hungry foreigners ; the American language should be tho only one lu which puhliu d leiiments should ho printed, and riery means should bo employed to break up distinctly foreign organizations in our midst, and to promotua speedy absorption and digestion of the whole foreign element. Hut while these ends com mand our approval, we dis ipprove of a me- thou oi i.ccoinpiishiiig inem w men is nt va riance uilh tint whole spirit of our institu tions, and which enables crafty politicians to turn thu organizition into u tool tor pur poses of priiato ambition and of Southern domination. When will men understand that simplo. open integrity, an unflinching adhesion to Principle, is tho peculiar adyautago of Truth and label ty. All that tho liight asus is air light, an on;n enemy, and room to stnko, is Wrong, that snoiks in the dirk, and giins I iv the stiletto. verted into two single ones, with perfect case. Let the farmers look at this machine, before purchasing elsewhere. The price of a single machine is four dollars, the double one eight dollars." Cull nt Dim- DnoilT- T1-k'- in llurlinton, or on W. it. I'EasC, Agent, in Charlotte, and see one. The ArRiCAN Squadron and the StirK Trvde. Couimoloro Footo of the United States Nary, has published a pamphlet, showing what the African squadron has dono to break up the slaro trade, and in condem nation of tho policy which would withdraw our national vessels from that coast. Com- modoro Footo thinks that if the Uovernmcnt is in earnest in wishing to stop this trade, it luuld increase the clucicncy of tho lorce by thu addition of several small steamers, as be ing better adapted for the suppression of the slave trafiie, and for tho protection of our valuable commerce, than tho mere sailing vessels now composing the squadron. 1 lie United States havo but ono frigate and two small sloops of war comprising tho African snuadrou. Franco, with a commerce one hundred per cent, less than the United States, . . , i ,,,, .i it..:.j c. lias iwcne cruisrri., imu uiu uiiuru oiuiuc, in nlaco of her threo sailing vessels, the num. her of steamers and sailing cruisers on tho coast, with treaty stipulations for co-operation, that Franco now has, and which, it is believed, sho intends to bo continued thcro, (unless a portion bo temporarily withdrawn on account of tho Russian war,) wo soon should hear no more of tho American flag be iug engaged in thu slavo trade, than we now do of tho colors of England and Franco cover ing that atrocious tralhc. A. U. Delta. acres of beans, and 50 acres of oats. 2oO acres are used as meadow. Ho has proved the valuo of tho saying: " own tho land you cultivate, and cultiiato tbo land you own." Long live Tarnicr Meach ' IH tl.ecn Tuelo wi, linve t nn vl ed TO through tho kindness of Mr. Edgar Meach, son of I The double machine is capiblo of being con Judge Meach Rutland Herald. j i The Boies or the Uxitfd States. A rc- , port in relation to the condition of the banks ol the United States at tho close, of the last I year, was submitted to Congress by the Secre tary of tho Treasury, of which the N. Y. 1'osl gives the following summary " It it. etudes leturns from 13,307 banks and branches, with a reported capital of $o."2,-177,'-s8, showing an increase during thu vcar I of ninety-nine in the number of hanks and of $30,5:02,2(17 in the amount of capital paid in. liut though there has been an increase in thu number ot banks and in thucipit.il paid in, it i appears that their specie has been reduced oetween five and six millions, or from .59, 4U0,253 to 53,944,54', and their circulation nearly eighteen millions, or from .-"lU.tisJ,- , UU. to slMi.452,223. If the banks bad made all their returns on the lir.-t day of Jan uary, 1S54, and tho fiistday of January, 1S55, the Secretary believes that" the reduction of circulation would have been found to lu much greater than is exhibited iu general t ibks. the time lur making the returns irom toe banks in some of the States was that tiuio of the vcar in which tneir issues wero greatest. The v.rv HtRi'rNT. It is rerortcd by tho British brig A henna, recently arrived at Liverpool, that on tiie 4th of September last, about 5 P. M , iu hit. 38 S, long. 13 11. while the ship was under a light wind nnd smooth water, a sea monster of guateizo and singular nppearanco was described. Atten tion was first directed to it by tho brokon action of tho water, which otherwise was smooth all around, Tho animal was dis njverod protruding its head ahovo water to tho length of about thirty- feet nt an angle of sixty degrees to tho horizon. His head was about twelve feet long, nnd was marked by a while stripe or streak down each side. At about six feot from tho termination of tho stronks, which wero presumed to ho its juvs, thero was a protuberance on its back like a I small water cask. Tho creature kept its eves shut, hut its eyes were plainly visible. At tho point of contact with tho water, tho body seemed about ns large ns tho long boat. The genoral color was black, but under the jiw was a quantity of looso skin like n pouch, of a lighter color than the rest of the animal. While under observation ho dinned under water three times, remaining submerged about a minute each time. From the broken action of tho water at different poiuts, it seemed ns if protuberances similar to those ou tho back existed on various parts of tho body. From tbo liest conjectuvo that could Is) made, its w nolo length was computed at 1SU icet Tho Returned Fugitive Anthony Hums, at his 'receptions' in New- York and Boston, givo tho following account of his rendition to slavery from Boston, and his subsequent experience. Ho said that after his tenth year ho roamed for tho bles sings of liberty, and last summer he mado his way to Boston. " When I was going homo ono night I heard some one miming behind me ; present ly a hand was put on my shoulder, and some- uody said ; ' Stop, stop : vouuro the iciiow who nrone to a silversmith's shop the other night." 1 assured tho man that it was a mistako. but almost bel'uu) I could speak I was lifted Irom oil uiy lect ny six or seven oiiuis, una it was no uso to resist, Iu tho Court House I waited somo time and as tbo silversmith did not come, I told them I wanted to go home to supper. A man then came to tho door; ho didn't open it liko an honest man would, laughter but kind a slowly opened it and looked in. Ho said : "How do you do, Mr. Burns 1" and I called him, as wo do in Virginia, " master." He asked mo if thcro would bo any trouble In taking mo back to Virginia an'd I was brought right to a stand and didn't know what to say. lie wantod to know- if I icmember tho money that ho used to givo me and I said, " Yes, 1 do recollect that you used to give mo 121 cents at tho end ot orcry year that I worked for you." Ho went uut und camo back next uiorulug I got no sup per or sloep that night. The next morning they told mo that my master said he had tho right to ino ; and as I had called him " mister," having tbo fear of (Jod beforo my eyes, I could not go from it. Next morning I was taken down with tho bracelets on my wrists notsuch nsyou wear, ladies, of gold and silver, but Iron and steel that woro into tho lono, flic showed the marks which his irons had made, The Rr.oRD nm the Red Man. A letter to tho San Antonio Texan, dated Fredericsburg, February 7, after giving an account of late Indian outrages in that neighborhood says. Gen. Smith lias been repeatedly advised of the state ot aualrs us they exist among us, and failed even to notico our petition for tho aid wo so much noed. vv o are, tnercioro, forced to resort to thoonlyalternatire left us, viz, to undertake upon ourovinresponsibility a war ot extermination against tno aeiireuo- tors, and we will very soou hare completed all tho requisite arrangements to striKO a no- lensivo wow war into " tieard tho crery red devil, without regard to age or set, that crosses our rision, Our gorernment may probably proclaim us ' lilibusticrs and all that, but duty demands this at our hands, and carry it out wo will, in defianco of pro clamations ot every cnaracier, Genoral Houston says the Indians, in these border difficulties, uro almost always " more sinned against, than sinning." Low-Neikhj Diassrs. Tho Washington correspondent of the New York 7'imes is per fectly shocked, it seems, at the low. necked dresses of the city belles when they are sup- Turin Work for Mnrch. hot us seo what some of the particular tilings arc to be dono in March and first, the GiRDfS Arrangements. No better thing can be done in March than to determine what girden work ou will do in April and May. Mako all the arrangements for beds, for tho various seeds to be town, and for the flowers, shrubs, currants, goo-elwi rics, trees, &c fl.is arrangement requires a consideration which vou cannot affird to give it when tho season lias approached fur the icoi'a to be done, anil the sun has warmed the earth for the re, C 'plion of the seed. Finish this during tho evenings or stormy davs ill March Mamius. While the surface is frozen and the teams can go over tho fields without cut ting in, it is well tu haul out the hulk of the manure and place it in compact piles near where it will be wanted in planting time. Tbi- enables us to give more time to plowing, sowing and transplanting. Top Drfssing. Our inquiries on this mat ter have Is'en extended to many of the liest farmers of New Kugland,and from experienco and what wo gather from them, we cannot posed to be in full costume. The correpou- i recommend this mode ot manuring, only in enini , he I' it atie n 11a 1'rnnxuiranian . iroui .cases ot ii-ui.tniii-u ius liiuuim, iuw c iu. tho h une city, sa.s, however, "If I was u husband or father, or both, 1 might so far sympathize with the scribe of the Tunes as to cuter a feeble protest against tho prevailing mode; but being only an unaccompanied stray wait in this wicKed weary worm, i iiii"s to admit sinner as 1 nm 'a penchant lor dresses cut short at both ends. Besides, the fashion is always accompanied with the ten der and holy associations of infancy. As tbo countrymaii said when asked, leaving one of tho Presidential levees, if ho had tver seen such a sight before No,' was tho emphatic reply, ' not since 1 was weaned '' " ' Coasting" iu St. IVtcrslrarsh. At that time, toy, tho skating ground on tho Nova wero opened and tho ice-hills swaituod. On this latter amusement I bad philosophized must unjustly. The love of such a sport had always argued to mo a kind of childishness mthc Muscovite character, for I had loiked upju too whole thiug as but an imitation of tno boyish sliding customs sj well known with us, but, to uiy astonish ment, 1 find it au amusement which requires much skill and some nerve. Tho sliding npparatus is generally a frame of iron or steel, with runner, like skate-irons. Its build and ornamentation depend upon the rank of its owner. Tho serf, who snatches a few moments for this sport upon the public lulls, lias, of courso, a morerudo sort ot con the plow, hut which will yield good crops of liar "y an oeci-ioiiii urcstug. n lop-urcs-sing is applied to high lands at all, it should be late iu autumn, sj that tho rains or melt ing snows shall thoroughly wash it into tho soil. Farm Tools. Are the plows in order? Is that lost hinge on the barrow replaced' Are the yokes, chains, carts, collars, hames and harnesses sound and whole, so that a bright day shall not he lost in repairing them in planting time! CiovtR Sef.o. Sow during the month, fire or six pounds to the acre if on tho snow vou will be likely to get it even. ' Firewooii Split fine nnd housed at once, will bo liest, if u current of air passes through it after being under cover. I.iv-e Stock Working oxen that are well tended now, will be far moro scrriceable for the spring-work, than thoso that are neg lected ; so if good butter cows aro desired in the summer, they mnst be turned to pas ture iu thrilty condition, Pri'.vinq Aitle Treis. Again wo caution tho cultivator against pruning applo trees in .March or April they aro the two months the most unsuitable ol tho wliolo twelve. The sun now runs high the soil will soon hi warm, and invito us again to the labors of spring and especially the Garden , for we bo lleve with Bicon, tliat " God Almighty first planted a garden , that it i. purest of human pleasures ; ll IS lliu grcaiesi icucsmuuoi iu y in our defence, by pushing the I veyance than tho nobleman or merchant of tho spirits of man, without which buildings tho Btrongholds of tho enemy, thu tiist guild, who takes his slide on tho hill j nnj palaces aro but gross handytrorks." Ha o lion in his den," und deslrou I raised by private subscription The 6lcdges I rosolved then, to coinmenco a garden with 3T The llcsr Thino Orr. A friend has furnished us with tho following copy of a jign over tho door of n respectable li.okin Iiouko near Chichester. Huclniiil : "nut 111! .. ' . . . ... i , . . i - ..i i I on Ql Llts A coos." ,ny joker tluit can lawyers insistea inai i siiunui nave cuuusei, translate the ubuu', at ono reading, rua"tako ' but I told them I didn't think it would do our bat'" Wo havo frequently published any good, for what I had first said had Ihu uiireltnfthonehooliiiastcr,' hut recollect I crushed me, nnd I could not deny tho truth, Tebkidie Traoedv IX MISSOURI, Tho St. Louis Democrat of tho 22d ult,, says it has been communicated byagontlemcn liv ing in Lexington, Missouri, that two tnsn pcaiars, namea John Kenelmn and James Carrigan, left that city about two weeks ngo, carrying with them two largoand valuable packs, con taining dry goods andjowolry. Tney travel, led about 45 miles to tho town of Wurren. burgh, Johnson Co., where they concluded to stop for tho night. Feeliug vory much fa. tigued.ouo of them, Kanehan, immediately retired to rest. About an hour afterwards, Carrigan went to tho bedroom of his com. f anion, and was surprised at not finding him. lowcrcr, ho finally concluded to Ho down, As soon as ho touched tho bed he found it was wet, He lit a candlo, and discovered tho bed was covered with blood, and upon looking un der it, discovered tho body of his compauion. While. looking at thenoay nonoara lootsteps of these latter are often decked with great wealth of silvering, gilding and embroidered cushioning. Tho ice-hill itself is a wooded construction of from thirty to fifty feet in height, with a wido track leading from its base to a distanco sometimes of a thousand feet. Slide nnd roadway aro covered with thick blocks of ice sawn Irom the Neva, which are at Cist fitted most carefully and then cemented und enamelled by water thrown upon them. There is no clambering up a long hill, as at the endof ono slide there is always another hill with track leading back to tho starling point. Tho sliding gentleman walks up a stairway, a B2rf pulls up his sledgo by means of a pully, and the operation is repeated con stantly. Ladies generally kneel behind tbo cavalier, who guides tho sledgo with his hands tortified with leathern mittens. A set of hills covered with people 11 ing in all directions at a velocity not much less to all appcarence than that of a Lancaster cannon ball, is a sight not soou forgotten, but it is a game which foreigners Uio rather slow to begin, as tcrriblo accidents sometimes happen. Oilman and Irving of our party camo near dashing their brains out last winter. Both wcro thrown to a groat distanco, but luckily bounced off tho track out of the way uf tho other sliders. E. who boasts of his persever ance, and who thought tho danger only ap some system, if you have not already.- L. tanner. parent, Btartcd to launch himself forth again, Lovoevitv or Women. A married woman A..l.. ... 1 ... Ln..,, thnn linidflnnA. llM-AllNA " . .... ' ,.r.l.....,l ...v .hl Hint il mi. nlwnva ...... - -o men eniereu, onu naviugu vauuio mm uiouuj ..... ,- - . . she is nusoandcu. uxe tn ins nanus. ami t no otners ciuns. no ksiwwh uu muuuu., ...... , rti. ll.rt s, lips llrt ovtinfrilinbeil tlnl candle. a,.,... i.i I-.,. ! i :r., ,. .tnihinn.t liimself , but iust at that moment a benevolent looking behind the door In a lew moments tnreo , uiu fccnm-wau ,., n,ti,wu.,v.. Smiel Potatoes tor Seed. Mr. C. T Al vord of Wilmington, Vt., says : " Some eight years since, at tho time of planting my potatoes, I camo short of seed to plant. Pre vious to this time, I had used Inrge whole potatoes, or the seed ends cut off for seed, and supposed that no others would answer I resolved to try tho tho experiment of plant ing small potatoes, tho largest being about tho size of common plums, but the most of them being smaller. 1 carried sereral bushels of these littlo things to the field, and commenced planting them, putting from two to four in a lull Tho potatoes iu the diffe rent parts of the field came up at tho sams time, but tho liues from the small potatoes wero not so large aud thrifty as thoso from tho largo ones. At the tirst hoeing thore was eomo ditlcrcnce in the tops, out alter that ins tops from tho small potatoes looked as well as any of tho field, and continued to throw the season. When I came to dig thorn, I fouud tho potatoes where the small seed was planted to bo as good in every respect as those whero the largo potatoes were planted. Thcro were as many in u hill, and the pota. toes were as largo and with as few small ones as those from tho large seed. Country Cn-tleman. lit Uautiful ono iiuthing equal to this. Now, ir run desire und my only hope was in tho assistance of sprang upon them suddenly, and, heforo they " on this Very day thcro is tho funeral of a , to havo u!o fun, just "lurn down the le.tr," ! Ilearei'!. could r.-cuvcr from their surprise, succeeded man who broke his neck hero day hefor yes- ty-souio, why a andiiskarriciidto ra.,cit. We subjoin I Ho proceeded to relate how thu officers , in killmg all three of them, llo then went tcrday " After that 1 took his slides under liko a bed bug i '1 it "here lives one who iviiw Auits.4' j were armed in tho Court Room; how thu ton magistrate's oflico, made his statenicut, thu guidance of u pilot St J ettrsburgh foroyou ax it I Spirit of the limes. tuitcd States officials told him that Dana, I was tried aud acquitted. i Cur of the Syracuse Journal am a locomotive bulgine 1 gib dat up, .Mr. Dixon, liekase it runs on sleep.