Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, November 30, 1838, Page 1

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'xtt Jjlt NOT THE GLOIIY OF CMSAR B IT T THE WELFARE OF ROME. BY H. B. ST ACT. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1838. VOL. XII No. 597 AUTUMN. 0, Willi what gliiry rotnes and gnc llie year ! Thfi Inula of spring those lieatililul liai dingers Ofminiiy rklts mill cloudless limes enjoy Life's neiwiess, mill cm ill's liiuuiiuie epicail on I J And where the silier habit (if the clouds Comes dawn upon llie aimunn run, nnd, wild A sober gladness, llie old (ear lakes ii) His bright inheritance! nf golden units, A pomp mid pagennt fill the splendid scene. There is n beautiful epiiii biraihinc now Im mellowed richncs on the clustried trees, And, fiomii bleaker full of I idlest dyes, l'oiiring new gloi) on the Autumn wooili, And dipping in win in light llm pillared cloud. Morn, on I In; motiniiiin, like 11 rummer bin), Lifis up her purple wing ; and, in lite, vales, The genlle wind u sweet mid pii'siuinte wooer Kisses the liliirhiug leaf, unit slits up life Within llie solemn woods of nsh, decp-rritnsonci!, And silver beech mid maple, vellnwJcaieil, Wlieie Auliunn, like n faiui old man, s'ns down Hv the way side u.wearyi Tluough the liccs The sprightly robin mines; nnd uiuiley finch That on wild berry feeds whilst, oft in clusters On cottage loofs, t tic traveller swallows throng. Oh, what a glory dnih this world put on Fm him that, with n fervent heart, goes fur ill Under the bright and glnt inn sky, mid looks On duties well performed iiniVdajs well ipcnt ! For him the wind aye mid the jellow leaves Shall have n voice, nnd giie.him eloquent leach 'He shall ro hear the solemn hymn lliatdcalh ings, Has lifted up fur all, that tin shall go To his long resting-place without a tear ! From the Christian Kcepjiike 1S39. THE DARK VALLEY MADE LIGHT. BY HEV. J. K. CONVERGE. It wns just at llie clme of that most beautiful port ion of (iur Aincricnn ntittiiiin. culled llie 'Indian Summer,' tlmt I was led by business to Irnvel Irotti the Cnpiml (if Vitamin into ilii) range of middle counties lying under the Blue Ridge. My route, through n part of its course, lay along the valley of the James, more rightfully called the I'nwhnllan, in memory of ill'1 pnwertnl chief wlmsn dominions once skirled this iioblu stream. It was in ilio latter pari ol the month of November. The evenings were clear nnd cool. The white frost on the hedges of locnels and persimmon sparkled brilliantly in the morning sun beams. During the middle hours of the day, the eon imparted a genial warmth. The extended Intents nf oak and hickory, interspersed, with evergreens, had either cast their foliage, or were clnd in the lust Tobcs of autumn, exhibiting all the varum tintri and lines of the season. A thin light haze hung upon the verge of the distant mountains, ns they were occasionally seen through the openings, or from the swells of land over which my road passed. There was something both in tliescenery nnd in the season in its attendant circum ctniices which enve mn sensible delioht. Reflecting, as 1 pursued my jnnrnry, on the flweel 'Vicissitudes of the seasons, nnd their return oghin in perpetual circle, I could not help Riiyitig to mvself. O that I could return ngaiu to early boyhood to my fust spring of youth ! then would 1 re deem the lime and opportunities thai have been lost, and prepare myself fur a man hood that should lie as happy and graceful as this abounding and mcturc season of the year. Such were passing n'fiitctlon, when on a Snturday night, 1 arrived at nn uunsnlly ncaieouniry invent, which I had determined to make my home till the Si.bbnth hud pn snd. After the requisite nnenti m to my faithful ben-t nnd in my own u freshmen t, 1 availed mysell of the well known liospi talitv of the people, nnd walked out, some half a uule, to call upon a family hitherto unknown to mc except by nam". With this interesting cucle, the evening soon massed away. As I was about to lake leave of them, 1 inquired if there wns to be any preaching in the neighborhood the next day? 'No,' replied the lady of the house, 'we have preaching but seldom We have no shepherd to lake care of in, but eotnc of us begin to feel that it is linn for us t.o lake care of ourselves.' The la-t sentence she uttered with deep omnium, and then added, 'we shall have a Sabbath school to morrow uboul a mile from this : we commonly go there when we havt no nreaclung. We will hope to sen you there, and perhaps you will have a word to eaytous.' Let the reader imagine a tract of coun try beautiful and fertile indued, but inhab. iled by a senile red population, whose dwel lings ate widely separoted from each other by the intervention of largo plantations. Let him conceive of the property as being very unequally distributed; tho wealthy educated, and hospitable, but imbued with i-cepiicism, and devoted to pleasure; the poor very poor and very ignorani; and the whole population without schools, and having no elated religious worship on the Sabbath ; nnd he will have before him the true idea of the moral condition of this, nnd of some other portions of the Ancient Dominion, at the lime of which we writo. This stale of things, had resulted naturally enough, from causes which had been hro't into operation about the close of our Rev olutionary struggle. The few churches, which hod been previously gathered, were either broken un. or very much deranged. The writings of Godwin and Paine woro read by many in llie higher classes, and their poison hod diffused itself into other narts ol Eocietv. The obligations of gratitude felt towards France had opened the way lor the. intro duclion of tho irrehgion of the French Court : and the admiration in which we held ihc French, at that time, operated as a recommendation of their principles. Moreover, some or llie most nnnuiar point cat leaders in the stole wore iho undisguised t advocates ol infidel principles; and the young men, enthusiastic in their luvo ol liberty, and aspiring to high station in their country's service, om noi use tho nc cesary discrimination, bui in adopting the Dolilical creed of popular leaders, had unfortunately, and perhaps unconsciously adopted also tbeir religious faith. Here, then, was a flood of infideliiy rolling its lorbul HlrentiK over one of tho finest por linns of our land, while there was hut little influence of Christianity nnd of Christian institutions to resist it. There remained but. little. sense of religious obligation among the people. The public worship of God was nol sustained, and when oecusion ally the Gospel wn prenched, it was but thinly attended. Tho Sabbath was dose, crated. It had become n dtiy nn which men did thcirowii pleasure. Luxury was the idol of those who could afl'oril to wnr. ship her. The unfortunate constitution of society in our southern country opened the way for the free and unresisted operation of all "these injurious influences s nnd these influences had now been prolonged through half a century. With religion, had depart, cd, of course, the best concern of the peo ple for the education of their children ; nnd many in the lower walks of life had grown to manhood without the ability to rend. Such was the moral condition of the sweet valley of , when a young lady, who will be known to the reader un der the name of Martha Atkinson, returned thither to the mansion ot her father. She had just finished her course of study at a public school, nnd for this purpose, had been living, for two years or more, in the pious and happy family of a maternal uncle, who resided in" a neighborhood thai had been recently blessed with a large effusion of the Spirit of God. in these scenes the attention of Martha had been deeply interested inn ncweubjeci. Her heart had been drawn to centre its al feciions nn the Saviour. She had become happy, by becoming a Christian. Nature had done much for Miss Atkinson, and seemed to have distinguished her as n favorite child, having be.-iowed on her n most amiable and cheerful temper, uncom mon menial endowments, nnd a symmetri cal form, with a countenance and features which were n true index of the soul. Kdu cation hnd unproved these gilts of find, nnd for this end t ho affluence of her father hnd been freely bestowed : and grace had now given the finishing touches to a char acter that made happy both its possessor and all around her. So linrmonioosly were the pure virtues of Christianity mingled in her consistent life and cheerful conversation, that her most thougliless companions were ntiracted. There was something in the expression of her countenance, in Ihn tone of her voice, nnd in the very glance of her eye. which told thtit she held communion with a purer world. The fell influence ol her piety was a realization of the poet's conception : ' When one that holds rommunion with the ikies, Has fil'i-il his urn where there purewnleiu lire, And once moie mingles with us meaner things, M'is e'en as if mi angel shook his wings; Immortal IVagiance fills the ciicuit wide, That tells us whence his treasures mc supplied.' On returning home, the subject of onr ketch found very few persons in the neigh borhond who could sympathise in her new feehrins. liar parents were foil of natural kindliest; and parental affection. They were indulgent even to a fault. Intelligent, but sceptical they were cherishing hopes of well being hereafter, which had no con. iiexiun with Christ. Devoted to plea'uro, and to the idea of ' shining' in the world, they could not niidersinnd the feelings of ih' ir daugh'er, nor appreciate her new ob- j' ets of pursuit. She had been a I eacher in the Sihhath bclmol. winii! re-iiiing in Hid Ininily ot her uncle; and she lunged in he again 'employed in this delightful, hope, fill work But she was now in a new moral ntuiosntierc. Here wa no stnled worship of God no Sabbnih School, and (I had al most said) no Sabbath. Her situation was. trying to a young Christian. The state of things to her wns painful, and equally so, was"tho fid that the people were content to hnve lliinss remain as Ihey were. But a few weeks passed awny, before Miss Aikinsnn resolved attempting to col led the children of the neighborhood, nnd establish n Sabbath School. She di-closed her plan to her parents. They discouraged her, intimating I hat assuming such a re sponsibility and condesccnion would be tmsnitable to her age nnd sex nnd Mntion. A new difficulty now arose: for Morilm confided nflectionalely in her parents and feared depurting from t ho proprieties of her sex. tier natural iiimuence wns suiickcu by the thought of stepping beyond her sphere. In these embarrassments, slm wrote to her uncle staled tne circuinstun ces nnd asked his nilvice. In him she lound a genmi Iriend. His counsel, which was promptly given, made her course of duty plain, and removed llie chief objections of her parents. A door was now open, bho had resolved to enter it. Obstacles still lay in her pain. Whore should her charge be gathered?' (for there wns no school house or church nt hand.) ' Who should nssist her in her work? Ami what will me picnsurc-loving world think .''were inquiries, which some times appalled a young and diffident heart. But thai perseverance ol which i lie lovo ot Christ is the -mil, will commonly find the means of accompli-lnng its end. bo it proved in the present instance. Alter looking in vain lor a suitable room, in which she might gather her little flock, she was one May morning riding with her father over the plantation to take iho air, and view the crops. As they rode by the Quarter,"1' she said, with a smile and manner which had often subdued tho father to her wishes: 'Pa. what a mighty fine place our granary would be for my Sabbath School? If yoii have no objections, I will have Dick clear it out, and mend tho windows, and mnke some seals, &c, and then, you know, I could leach Uurdick and his wife, and their clnldron to read, And you know, Pa, you This is the name- applied to the cluster of build inn usually seen eomewlieie about tliu centre of n siniiliern plantation, embracing the loe cabins of the slaves, tne overseer's noune, granary, burns, c were saying the other day, you wished 1 1 would set up n Echoot and teach the overseer's fnmily to rend.' The argument prevailed. Tho irreli gious father, who hnd boon nfrniil lest his daughter should lower her own dignity, or I lint of his family, by assuming the office of n Sabbath School Teacher, was now conquered by the least exceptionable weapons in the world, and obliged In sur render nil his objections. The services ot Dick were the next day brought into rcqni. siliuti, nnd the granary was soon fitted up for its new purpose. Dick was to ho a scholar n-i a reward for his toil. Notice went forth t lint a Sabbath School would be opened on the next Snbbalh morning at Mr. Atkinson's Granary! Sabbath morning came. Il was n bright nnd glorious morning. Both the surround ing fields nnd the heavens seemed to smile upon the enterprise. At the appointed hour, Martha went to the scene of her new labors, and found il thronged wi'h waiting pupils. A blush suffused her cheek, ns she entered nnd beheld some twenty adults, who, she rightly supposed, had come to plncc themselves under her tuition. Re covering confidence and composure, she proceeded lo arrange her new clinrge in the best way she could, nnd spent with ihetn one of the happiest Sabbaths of her life. Encouraged by this unexpected success, and feeling that she must have assistance, she applied herself, during the ensuing week, to this object. She readily secured tho co-operation of some female friends, and accepted, with peculiar pleasure, llie unexpected nnd volunteer services of her eldest hrolhe. who lived on nn adjoining plan'ntion. This brother had received a liberal education, and though young, had already filled several important offices in the Slate. But ho was a confirmed sceptic. lie openly avowed his disbelief in the divinity nnd authority of the Scriptures Vet he believed, (he said) thai the Bible was the best book of morals in the world, and therefore ought to be taught diligently. menn for the improvement of the people. The ndults in attendance for lli'i oitrposc of learning In read, were commit ted lo his chnrge. It wns certainly a novel peptncle, In behold an avowed infidel, zealously toilins nuaiusi isnorance nnd sin in n Sabbath School, from eight o'cloek in the niornieg until two or three in the after noon. The persevering labors of such a man. in such n place, reminds us of a houe divided against itself. The scene furnuhes a nnod les-on lo every Christian who engages feebly and failhlasly in this good work. The chief responsibility, however, rested upon our young dit-ciplc. She was the bright sun in thi lit'le system. All looked to her for counsel. If she hnd before been the pride of the neighborhood, she wns now its light. Sho never seemed, even lo her cautious father, lo go out of her nppropri. ate -phere. and yet she caused the b!c-sed 'iiflnenco ol her cheerful piety to he felt in every dwelling around her. She would often ride on horseback, or in her father's carriage, (driven by trus'v Dick, who had become, absorbed in the same good work.l to visit ihunbnde-i of the ignorant and poor. lor five or six mile around. liv Ihesi labors, new acquisitions were made to her charge. The class under her particular motruciinu, consisting of dighi or ten little girls, was collected by these visits. It was indeed an intere-ling little group, to whom, but for her labors, the language of Gray had been siricily applicable : Full many n gem nf purest rav fcrcne, The cl. nk, tin l.i I homed (ifnce.iii bear ; Full many a flower r liotn to blu-h iin-ecn, And wu'le its sweetness on tlie desert air. Miss Atkinson continued her unwearied efforts, fur nearly three years. A- conse qiiPtices, inmy from middle age to child hood, were taught lo read copies of the Scriptures were multiplied, and placed in every family the Spirit of God attended the word which wns occasionally preached. and scvernl pupils of different ages, sunn teachers ami sonif pnrents beenme hopefully the children of (Jod; from these a church wa alierwnriU formed, to which a young clergyman was sent osa missionary. Thu by the means nnd appliances brought inli n-o by one young lady, the whole aspect ol society in Ihut sw.el valley hs been changed- The dark valley was made light- But tho subject of our sketch was not long to cniov, on ear'h, iho contemplation of these fruilsof Iter labors. Her humility. probably, did not contemplate them nsuch. though they were regarded by others ns connected with her instrumentality. She was marked for an early grave. A hectic flush had been for several months upon her cheek. And now, nn increasing cough was gaining 0Ver her such strength n obltged her In suspend tho work she loved so well. This failure of hen lib occurred in the winter. Willi the return of Spring she was in a mentiiro restored, whr-n she ngnm prudently applied herself to her Sab. balh School. Many hearts were gladdened by her return In the month of Jinn-, while lifting a child five or six years old, from u carriage, she ruptured some vessel about the lungs, und was taken with pro fuse bleeding. Her declension became more rapid, and in a few weeks n second hemorrhage made it evident that the springs ol lile wore latnllv nttucketl. This con viciion she had had for several months, but ll gnve her no nlarm. She was perfectly composed. While her mind was employed in reviews and prospects, her hope in Chris I was an anciioii to the soul, sure and stead. fast. Willi her, to die, was only 'going home.' Sho had, (she said.) but one unxi ety to disturb her repose. On being asked what that wns, she replied: 'It is thai I have been so unfaithful lo the dear children of my class. They have no pious parents ; and who will tuko cure for their souls when I am taken homo ?' Her mother eaid lo her, 'Don't distress yourself, tny dear Martha, you have done what you could. Gnd will take enre for them. Some ot Ihetn you hope arc already con verted.' Yes,' replied Mnrlha, 'I hope they are, But I wart (o fee them till in tho arms of Jesus, whoo love is so precious.' This solicitude seemed lo ret heavily onoti her l.cart, nnd she would often say.' w Wt hml prayed more fur them. I wish I hnd prayed more fur my own soul.' ller supposed unfaithfulness us a Chris linn, seemed to bo the burden of her thought". Yet nil who knew her, regarded her as nn illustrious example of fidelity, nnd a tnodtl of wise devotion lo her work. Her strength wns evidently waiting, nnd the day of her dismission from earth wn approaching. Of this she wns perfectly sensible. She therefore solicited her pa rents with great earned nrss that her Sab bath clnss might bo sent for ; she must see them once more (she snid.) nnd give ih?m her blessing, nnd commend l hem lo God. But her physician IhoiiL'ht her loo weak to bear the excitement of such an interview as it wns anticipcted this would be, and he dissuaded her Ircm it Some days nl'ter. sho appeared mich better; she renewed her tequc-'i, ami urged it with so much earnestness, that it wns deemed best lo gratify her. Tin message now went forth through the neighborhood, and in a few houri, tin.' membi'rs of her class were as sembled, hnthed n tears, around the bed side of their beloved teacher, to receive her last leson. God gnve her strength for the occasion. Sin; sat. up, supported on hnr bed. nnd addressed I hem individuully and collectively, in a full, clear voice, and then in prnyer committed them lo God. Words were spiken, not soon to be forgot, 'cn. It wni a kcenn of moiling, thrilling intere.At. It seemed nice one coming bnck from eternity t') do the tourlc of time ove wrmn, nnd to co it tetter. About ten days after this, the subject of our sketch was taken 'home' to ihnt glory which is 'to b revealed.' ller premature death wns in r.o way Iho cff;ct of her chris tian efToris, but wns decided to bo the result of disease, the elements of which. he had exhibited in childhood. The in. habitants of llie valley of were incerc mourners ; bin none had so much cnuse for grief as the young clergyman. whom Providence had sent to reap llie spiritual field that had been cultivated by so fair a hand Header, wilt thou let the moral lesson of tins example be impressed upon thy heart ? Then may some durk valley be made light by thee; nnd thou shall find a place among those luw," Who in the prime of earlv jouih, tWiscIv hate slninM the tiroad way and llie green, Ami I. anil' opine lull ol lic.ienly Iriilli. Their care is fixed, and zealously nlleuds 'I'o fill iheir l.iuips wilh deeds of light, A in I hope that leaps not shame.' Burlington, Vt. BURLINGTON, X. J. Mr. F.ditnr, 1 have just returned from n vmi to our little sister city of Burlington. In my early days. It was ns quiet as the cIiisj'ic region of "'Sleepy Hollow," but now it ts all bustle anil excitement and I fell iml unlike the renowned Rip Van Winkle, when he stood unknown nmiil the scenes ot Ins nativity, nnd scarcely understanding the language of those about him. I heard n great lull; about mulberry trees, anil in fuel that wns Hie most that 1 did hear. Al length I ventured lo observe to one near me, that an old mulberry tree used to stand al a certain place which I named, which bore excellent fruit, and thai I hud gathered it many a time when I wiw a boy. All sinred, nnd some smiled, at length after a slight pause, iho gentleman to whom I had addressed my-elfsaid to me, "Sir. that i- not I In kind ol mulberry tree we grow here; we were speaking of the morus multirnulis or Chinese oiullirry." "In deed," iMtd I, "does that bear n fine frtni ?" This (litest ion produced a broad grin from the whole audience, and the spenker in formed me that the tree did not bear nny fruit; and added, that he supposed I hnd come from n gient distance, ns I appeared to be entirely ignorant of Iho 'vwrux mul- tir.aulh." "It may be so," said I, "but if you don't eat the fruit of a treo, I should like lo know what part of it you do eat?" Oh," said ho, "wo raise the treo in feed worms, and make silk." A new light now broke in upon tne, nnd 1 found ihat the inhabitants of tny native town had become silk growers, I determined to inform my self more particularly on tho subject, and accordingly I paid a visit to Mr. Cheney's, place, winch is uboul a milu from Burling ton. nnd there I saw groves of the iniicli t a II; cil of morns multicuulis, expanding their brnnd mid beautiful leaves to the sun, nnd yielding their luxuriant foliage lo that curious little operator, the silk worm. I iw also a reel invented by one of the Mr. Cheney's, simple, but very ingenious, by which tho cocoons are speedily convened into fine and beautiful silk and from quines which I made then and since. I have no doubt that silk will bo successfully and profitably manufactured in our country. I was also at the cocoonery ol Mr. Los till, near Burlington, which, though not so large as that of Mr. Cheney, is conducted with greni neatness and enli'ro success; and derived additional interest in my view, by being placed in the midst of a splendid peach orchard of somo two Ihnusnnil irees, whoso luscious fruit was blushing and bowing all around me. In short, 1 loll Burlmglon ns tuny unuer tho influence of mo mulberry fever" and "silkmviia." ns anv thai I found there; and with a firm belief that thai 'ancient and bcauiiful city, will at 110 distant day, bo ihe scene of u nrent nnd successful enter - prise and that tho "t7& hutincss," will prosper in our land. U,S, Gazette. No Paiity Mi:n The celebrated Dean Swti'T, in a passage in nno of his essuys. thus felicitously hits off tho true character ofa "no-party man :" "A ft an or no I AriTi. Whoever gives himself this character, you may depend upon it, in ofa parly; but il is such a parly ns he is ashamed lo own For. even while lie says ho is of no parly, yon may ob-erve from llie whole drill of his (lis course that he is plainly prejudiced in favor of one parly, mid that, loo, always the worst. Ami tlin true reason of his not de claring is, that he thinks the party not yet strong cnoiv'H lo protect him. The nunce of thu cause or thu goodness of the intent secmi lo b" wholly out of this gentleman's scheme. Thu only distinction he gi es by is to be politically of no jiartii that he wiry be occasionally of either. Others there are who are really nf a party, nnd don't know it ; thev carry nn designs, which tire kept secret from them ; and these indeed nre such insignificant tools of a parly Hint Ihey may properly enough bo snid to" be of no parly; they nre machines nurelv passive. nnd, without any will of their own, obey the impulse ot the wheel that moves lliem. But you shall never hear a man of true principles say he is a man of no party; no ueciares no is ot a parly, it resolutely lo stand by and defend Iho Con-tituiion must be called being of a party. But thi ol her party, it seems, must be divided into two sorts : those who are of a party, and those who nre of no pnriy nt nil. With tho gentlemen who apply this latter ex pression to themselves. I would beg leave to reason thus either they are of a party, or they are not; if: hey are, tlu-y prevari cate grossly (not to use a more unmannerly expression) while they give out the con trary; if they arc not, they ought lo be a-hnmcd of such neutrality, and of deserting that cause which they nre bound in honor and conscience to defend " PC I I HON OF A WIFE. Says a late London paper, ne have been favored by scleral friends ivilh copies nf the subjoined pe l it ion. One of our correspondents asserts that lite beamy of the fair petitioner, was fatal to her I1113 band ; but wo oujhi not to gie credit lo such tit imputation on the character of Wunen Hastings withuut the most unquestionable evidence. 'Ihc petition is on of the niojt heart-rendins appeals wo ever lead ; and uhat tenders the catastrophe more appnling is the piob.ibilily that thu only ciiine of llie luiili. mil was pan iutic hostility lo the enemies and despoilets of his native country. A til 11 at translation of the petition presented lo Gov. Haxtins. by the wife of Almas Alt Cawn, in behalf of her husband xoho was seize d and put to death for politicul purposes 111 Jiutia. " Tn the 'oli anil miglilv servant of die tnot pow erful I'riiice, George, King of England, the lowlj mid humble slave of misery comes, piayiug for meicy lo iIip fnher of her clnMien. " Most mijliiv Siiie, May ihe blessing of ihy God wait nn tliee ; may tho run of gloiy shine a round lliy head, and tnai the gales of plenty, hon or, and happiuc-s, be eier npt-n 10 thee mid thin-; ma no soi inws disires illy days, may no griefs iIisiiiio toy niglils ; may the inlliiw ol peace ki 1 My cliefK, ami inn pleasiuc ol imagination ntlenil lliy ihcaiutng ; and uhen length (ifila)s makes thee liied of ciolhly enjnimcnls, and when tho cuil.iiii nfdeaili gently closes around thy tlin Ian sleep of lliy unman existence, may 1 lie angels ol thy liml at lean inv ueii, anil l.iKu cue ilia: me exini ni'1 lainn ol lile shall noi receue one time olasi 10 hasten its i-xiinciion. Oh! heaiken, then, lo the voice of dis- liess, 11111I nr.ini ihe petition of ihv servant : spaie oh ! spue llm father of 111 v chilihrn, save the pari- ner ol my lied, my liu.-li.inil, mv nil ill 11 h ! consider, oh ' inighly .Site, th it he d'd not lieromu lieu tliioitglt iniquity, Inn iIi.imIiii which lie pos sised was the tnlieiilaneo of a long linp of fi.iur ishina ancestors, who, when the Itiii.tin was not ht-nid in llm peaceful plains of 1 1 iiulitf ! ri 11, leaned iheir harvests in riuiet, anil cu jojeil tliir patrimony uniuole-led " 1 1 1 1 1 1 K . nil! llmiK, llie (mil whnni thou nor shipei-t ilelihieih not in the lilnnd of the innocent remember thine own commandment, Thnn rh.ih not Kill, anil noiiv ni" niniiunre ol lioil. line me k my Alum Ali Cawn, and take all our ucnllh; snip i" of our jevtel and precious siones, our gold nuil our silver, Iml lake nol nuav llm lile of mi liii-li.uul : innocence is sealed on his blow, anil the milk nf human kiudncs tloueih ariiiunl his heait. Let us go wandeiiiig iliroimh the deterl, or let us become ulleisnud Uhoieis in those delightful si oik ofithii'h he was once I011I nnd m.i-iei'j lint spare, oh ! niigluy Site, spate his life, let nol ihe iosoo. mem of death be lif ed up ngainsl him, fir he hatli committed no mine. Accept nur lie.iMirfs iiiih "i.uiiinlt-, 1I1011 hast them ai present liv Imci will remember ihee in our piaiers, we will fuiget ill. 11 we item eer 1 ir li hud poueiful. " My children, ihe chilihen nf Alinn Ali Cawn, send litis petition fur the life ofliiin nho cam them life, Ihey lierei-ch li run theo llm auihoi of their existence. ! that humanity which hp Ii.iip ofien been told ginned in Ihc lueisl of l.uiopean luieli lies'", hv llie tender meieips of the enlightened mhiL of Englishmen, h tin; honor, the virtue, 1 li hones IV, und the tiMletn il feelings of ihv great Queen uliosn numeious nff-pring is so dear to her, tint inii-crnbm w ife nf ihv pi-nnner hei-eeclips thee 10 spare her Lii-.ti.iinr.-i life, 11 11 1 1 In te-lnre him in her ai tiw. I hv liiul will tewaiil iliee, lliy ciuiuli v must lb. ink Mice, nnd sho now petitioning, will eier iitay fur lime, if limn giantesl the piajer of ihy humble a This petition was ptesenled by the unhappy un wan lo ihe gnietiinr, ulm, nlier perusing 11, gave order that Almas All 1 .inn should tin immediately strangled, unit llns order was put 111 cmtuiiuii, Cunmus Tvi'oriiapiiicai. Hunon. Tho celebrated printer, Henri Riticuc, son of Robert, (both known in the lenrned wfirld by Ihe name of rtiephnnns,) ns once engaged in tho printing ofa splendid quarto ftlissal, I hn great number ol subscribers seemed likely to mnke ample compensation for tho heavy expense ro quired by the tiitdertnking. Afler llie sheets hnd been corrected with tho inmost care, the work was printed oft', splendidly bound, and delivered to the btib-cribers. Il would bo impossible to describe the ns tonishtneiit of the learned printer, when onn copy alter nnother was retuitied to him till u II woro sent back. Ho et.quired Ihe reason nf lhs extraordinary circumstance, and was informed. Hint in one place the compositor had put lea. le pttre clera sa cullotte, hero thu priest will Hike off his 1 breeches. 1 instead of calotte, Tsuia'! black I cap, ami tho error ei-caped iho correctors lof the press. In vain did the poor printer ofler to make a cancel ; the subscribers who were nlmot all eclesiastics, positively re fused to tnlto the work on anv terms- This; tinforlunatc aflliir ts said 10 have been iho first and chief cause of the derangement which ntterwards caused Henri Eitteno to bo confined in the Lunatic hospital at Ly ons, whore he died in 1C9H. There i a copy of the Missal wilh this unlucky1 nrror( In the royal library nt Paris. CROWS versm ALCOHOL. Colonel B. has one nf the best farms on ihe Illinois river. About 100 acres of it aro now covered with wnving corn. When it first enme up 111 tho spring, the crow seemed determined on its entire destruction. When one was killed it seemed as thnurli a dozen came to its funeral. And thotinli he slmrp crnek of the rifle often drovo them away, they alwnys returned wilh lis echo. The Coninel nt lenirili became wparv of throwing gfnss, und tesolvcd on trying tho virtue of siones. Ho sent to the druggists for a gallon of alcohol, (spirits.) in which he soaked 11 few quart of corn, and scatter ed it over Ins field. The blark legs came and partook with their usual relish; and. as usual, Ihey were soon pretty well corned; and such a cooing and cackling such a Irntting and slaggerin"! The scene wna like but I will make no invidious comoar- son -yet it. was very much like--When the boys attempted to catch them they were not a little amused with their zigzag course through thu air. At length tuey ginned the edge of Ihe woods, and there being joined by 0 new recruit which happened to bo sober, thev united at the top of t heir voices in haw, haw, hawing, and shouting either the oraises or curses of alcdiol; 11 was difficult to tell which, as they rallied awny without rhyme or reason, so very much like v But the Colonel saved his corn. v As soon as ihey became sober, they set 1 heir luces steadiest ly ngainst alcohol. Not an il her kernel would they touch in his field. lest it should contain tho accursed Ihinrr, while they went nnd pulled up the corn of his neighbors. They hnve too much respect for their character, black ns ihey nre, ngaiu to be found drunk. Peoria Register. We commend to the attention of our readers in llie contitrv, the following arti cle from the Newark Advertiser, on a sub ject of great importance lo (armors Irrigation. 1 lie extensive injury sus tained by the farming interests this season, by the drought, has led to tho suggestion of providing some artificial mentis for water. ing our lieliH and garde.n--. Pracltcal men siiinalo Ihe cost ns much below the bene fits, and it is said that a common well, sunk in a favorable spr.t, wilh simple horse pow er applietl lo a common pomp, would in ft dry time be found a sufficient supply for several acres. Many districts of country might be watered from springs in the neigh, boring hills, at comparatively small ex pense ; nnd this method would doubtless be found beneficial 111 most ordinary seasons. J ticse moilieii arc resorted to 111 many parts nf Europe. In Itnly, one writer lelln us, there is scarely a field or garden which is not furnished with the means of artificial watering. The Milanese Territory exhibits the great expanse of irrigation known in Europe. In that country aro lo bo seen noble canals, running in every direction for this purpose. They arc under the author ity and protection of the governmennt, which lets out the woler lo the various oc cupiers of meadows, at a fixed rale, accor ding to the quantity applied. Sometimes these canals nre farmed out, by putting up the several sluices nt miction ; in other iu. slaceb the canals go with the lands. ""CUIUNGHAMSI As soon as the pork becomes cool, I cut and sort it, taking great care to have the lib perfectly sweet and clean. In cutting I In No out nil ihe spare ribs, and mnke pickled pork all between the ham and ihe shoulders ; culling il into pieces of suitable size for family use. I trim the hams and shoulders well. I cover thu bottom of the tub wit 1 1 pick salt, and then Pjit in n layer of pork, nice packed, then cover tins layer with soli nnd so on, until Ihe tub is tilled. I use rork salt and very bountifully. In six or eight days make a p'ckle of salt and cold water, as strong as poi'-tlile, nnd cover the pork, previously salted, wnli 11. It will then keep for uso for years if you choose. Iu preparing the hams and shoulders, I weigh several, to come al the probable weight of the whole. They are packed with care, in suitable tubs. My process is to sprinkle some coarse salt at tho bot tom : then pack in the hams nnd shoulders firmly, side by side, being careful not to put Ihe back of one tin on I hotopnf anoth er. The spaces nre filled up wnli chines, hocks and jowls. To nboiil every 300 weight of meat I mkc thirty pounds of rock sail, one pound of snltpeire, and four teen lbs. brown sugar, or tin If 11 gallon of good iiiolns-e (goneraly iho laiter.) Take ns much pure water nj will cover Ihe meat, iut inn clean vessel, anil Ihe above articles boil it, removing the scum as it rises, and when no more rises set it to cool, after which pour it on the meat until it is covered 3 or 1 inches. If the hntns arc small, weighing from. 12 in 15 pounds, lei them remain in The pick'o five weeks if from 15 to 23, 8ix week-i if from 25 to -15, seven weeks. When vou remove them for the purpose of smoking, pin them iu clrnn cold water for two or three hours. If there is too much suit or snl'pelro adhering to the surface of Iho hams tho water will lake it off. Tho smoke should be mado of clean green hick ory. A firo should bo built only n dry weather. And when Iho meat bus acquired a yellow lingo not red or black, Ihey aro removed, nnd hung up in a dark place whoro they are not disturbed by flics or vermin. Farm Cabinet.

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