Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, September 6, 1844, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated September 6, 1844 Page 1
Text content (automatically generated)

NOT TUB G I. O n Y OF C .ffl S a n BUT TUB W E X. F A It B OP ROME L'lJI.-.-L.UJ-ilJiJaJUl.JJJILJBitt-JJiUlg5iJJ,AJiJU:JL BY II. U. STACY. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, F RID A Y, SEP T EMB E It 0 1841. VOL. XVIII....X". M- FEMALE SEICINAlt Btimumrjioaa, Yb. Tlin Trustees of the llUllf.lXCiTOX 1'RMAI.ti SUMIVARY would inform llic public that tho Rev. J. K. Cos.-vr.nsB fins been ap pointed to take chargo of this Institution and that, nccmhmit prudent, on account of bronchial sviim- loins, to snpend, for a time, 1 1 is pastoral labors, lie lias accepted innr appointment. 3In. Uonvkrsk will reside in the Seminary IhiiM ing, and take the oversight of all its allairs. He lias associated with hinmlf experienced and thorough Teachers, who also Hill reticle in theN Institution, and with him will c.xerciso n constant nnd n irental care over Iho studies, the health and mornt deportment of iuu ri-Miueiu pupns. jjunni; iw-o quarters oi mc year, courses of Lectures will bo scored on subjects em braced in the hrnher departments of study. jMn. V. A. HinMtx will take chnifreof tho Hoard ing department. Thochnrecs in ibis mid in most uf the extra branches of study havo been considerably reduced. The FallTeim will commence on the 13ih of Sep tember, and continue 22 weeks j II weeks-to the quarter. TI5RMS, Tuition in English branches, per quarter, HALF TAWAIILK IN ADVANCE. Ssj.OO 3,00 Latin, (no extra charscA " " Drawing, . . . 1,00 " " Mubic, .... 8,00 UscofTiano, 2,00 Board, including fuel, light', washing, and all the convenience" for study, in spacious, airy and well fur nished rooms, S2 per week, or S33 per year. If tho pupils remain less than ono term of 22 will be $25 per quarter. It is desirable that nupils from abroad board in the Seminary j such will enjoy pecu liar advantages. For instruetion in French, arrange ments are made to secure the services of a gentleman to whom the language is vernacular. .1. V. I1ICKOK, Secretary. uurungion, august 12, lbii. To the above notice, by the Tiulces, I would add, mat Having accepted, conditionally, tlicir appointment, I shall spare no pains to make our Seminars worthy of general patronage. The location is one ofihc most healthy and pleasant in Nen-I'ngland. The seminary milium'' is snacious. and. in a lis arrange- mollis, admirably adapicdto ihe purpose. The course oi instruction win no accurate anil tiiorougii. i no supervision, faithful, allcctionntcand parental. Kury care shall be taken of the health, minds, and morals, of those whose training is committed to mvcare. J. K. CON'VKIOn. Burlington, August 12, 1311. llwl 25 Boxes Soap. 10 do candle. 12 do common anil ' pearl' Standi. 11 do ' llonus' nnd other brand" Tobacco. 1 I'M. Lorill.iru's niaccoboy stiull. lo i-nfc salcr.itu.. 40 hairs Java ami Hio etaToe, .-pice and pepper. 100 matt" cai.i, iiuliiieg-, ciiercr, lib r.ilt pot re, tiir-, iniislanl, tirep uc I eoeoa, e Aug. C, 1311. Ill .STllONliS & CO. SUGARS. ? ?1 !? f V "is. "Woolscv &. Woolscy" double rc &i)bJj r,ni;d loaf sugar. 5 bbls. do do Crushed do. 5 " do do Powdered do. 10 hlids St. Croix mid I'orto Rico do. 5 boxes Whiteand llro. Havana do Aim. 7, Ml. 11 STKONtiS & CO. iN'ow Jewelry. NEW and splendid Topaz, Emerald, and other sin gle stone Pins, fSalaxy and Cluster l'in, (.old Chains, llracelels, Clasps for Hair Bracelets, (Sold Watch Kevs and I.oekets of various sizes, Gold Pens, Pencils, .Spectacles, Thimbles, Hugs, Ac., together with a beautiful assortment of nil kinds (il'tioocls, pisl receiv.d. MUN'SMAID ic HROTHEllfi. Aug. 15. Ml. 11 l-'IVK l)DIi1.VI( lU'.WAKI). TBAAKIIX from the public House of John Howard, A in lliirliiigton, on theith Inst., a lilue llroadclolh Ovcroal. Tho skirts were lined with small figured linings, and had upon it i'mured velvet buttons. The iilwvo reward will be given to any person who will (lire information where the coat and the felon who took it 1 1 . y be found. JOI1.V HOWARD. Burlington, lllh Aug.. 1811. 11 A It A UK CIIAXCi: I.N Tin-: cii.NTur. or thi: village. .TJIt --ale, the two lln't-c and Lot iilc.i-iuiilv Mtuu- led on ChiTrv i-tioet, between .Mr. Willi. im I. Seymour and .Mr. William Wotin. F-or-. Tin1 House new, with an cxccl lem n 11 of water on the iircni- I-es. For term inquiie of the sub"i-iiler on the lncini-cs. JA.MKS .MAIiTI.V. Hurlinglnn, Aug. 23, Ml. 3 if ITWltWKI.I.'rj Mm'- I'liuip-and ( Hunt . ., Ladi,-' Black and Ool'd Half C.iiter-, Walk iug Shoe., Kid Slip-, and Ilu-km-. Ju-l reo'd bv II. W. CATI.I.V. Jnlj-51, 1811. 8 PLASTER. A C Tons of Nova Scotia Plaster, iut received. and ft" now grinding at the Plaster .Mill at Winooski Falls, and tor sale by June 12. 1 14. FOl.TXT, MTADrXV U Co. CASH PAID I'lllt WOOL. TV the IRI.I.NGTO.V .M1I.I. COMPAW at JJ their Kactoi y. Also Wool received to manufac ture into ROAD CLOTH on tho simo terms as heretofore by Messrs. liorxor.-os1 & Raiiibu.v. SID.NUV BAItl.OW, Agent. For liurlington Mill Co June in, 13 11. tf2 AT IB031I3. SIIU.NTINOTOX would respicltully inform Ilia friends and the puhlii' generally, that ho has re turned and can be found at bis old stand on tlin corner of Church and College streets, and would bo happy to Bee Ins old friends and cutoincrs, ami as many new ones as mav rdcaso to favor him with their patron i"e. S. II. will give his personal attention to alt calls in Ins line, and Hopes to inane up lor any remissness that may have occurred in his business during his ab eence. 12wC August 22nd, 1811. HOME, HOME, HOME. IT is well to go and look abroad fur an improvement of privileges, but not to an evtcnt that will lo.o us the sight of local unimproved adanlages. Wo are all conimendnldy engaged in furthering the pro. Bress of the Rail Road to carry our products, nnd probably trade, olf, to the tune of "on the road to Boston.1' Now something should be, immediately dono towards making a road through a broken pass in the Green Mountains near Mansfield peak, that was apparently swept out by somo mighty deluge that made a deep, almost to us unknown, mountain wil derness gorge, where tho most romantic road in the world could bo eady constructed, that would bring a wealthy productive portion of tho great lich basin country cast of the mountains just 21 miles nearer to Burlington : thereby ensuring to us, and to the ChespCisli Store in particular, the trado of that beautiful region, and concentrate tho business at UOWMIIVS P. S. The above is no hoax talk, but may and will bea reality within a twelvo month. A meeting on the subject will be convened at tho natural ever lasting Ice House in the above mentioned gorge soon after election. Sr- UAM?S BROWN SIIKUTING, 2 do Fine do 2 do Brown Drills, for salobv VlI.Ari I.OOMIS & Co. Burlington, Aug. 22, IRI1 12 2 CASUS Bleached Sheeting, 2 do Tickings, . . 1 do Cord Cambrics, Tor salo liy VII.AS I.OO.MIAT (f. Co. Burlington, Aug. 22, 1B1 1. 12 CASKS sltncrican Prints, 1 caso Irish Linens, 1 do Manchester Ginghams, for salo by VII.AS LUUMIS i Co. Aug. 22,1811. 12 limss Hum Coat Buttons, CJJ 100 do do Over Coat do do 300 ilo iro do 75 do 300 do do Vest Gill do do Coat Pant do do do 175 do Pearl lurt do For 6ale by Aug. 22, iPH. VILAS LOOMIS.f. Co. '2 nr.i.iiu'i iMMi:i)irn "7M10M DmrrliiiM, Dyn-utery, Slimmer Complaint, : Ac. &c. ( a t.ied are imn in ihw nine W thi n.oiA mav ic had hv tlio iibo 01 JayueV ( rminu- Mil tUMYOIIAKS. uly 11, 1511. " I A ISI.MI2. DV TRISTRAM I.ASCSTArr. Which is yet reason, and tcacliclhin light man ner, a grave matter in the lere of Love. As I.ovo sat idling beneath n tree, A knight rode by on his charger frees Comely nnd stalwart and bold was he, With his dancing plume a sight to seel And proud of hi scars, right Infnlie lie cried, young boy, will you go with mo1 J s ut I, me, tie pouleil, anil eliook ins ncatl. And on fand tho Warrior ill-bested I Love is not won by Chivalry. And then came n Miti'trd, bright ofblec, Blue were his eyes as tho heavens be, And sweet ns a song-bird's throat sung he, Of smiles, nnd tears, nnd ladies u'e, Soft ocnnd glorious duvalrie, Then .-UlieO, milci ini), will you go with mo I.oowtpt mid smiled, but he shook his head, And on hired the Mni'ttcl ill-bested : Love is not won by Minstrelsy. And then camca Bookman, wise as three! Darker a scholar, jou shrill not tee In Jcwrio, Rome, or Ami ic ; But list, fair dames I what I redo to yc, In love's sweet lere un'aught was he, For when he cried, come, Love, with me I Tired of parlc, ho was nodding his head, So on fared the Scholar ill-hestul I Love is not won by 1'cdantry. Next came a Courtier, wearing the key Of conned ami chambers' high prhittej He could dispute, yet seem to agree, And soft as dew was his llatterie, And with honied oice and fair congee, Ho cried, sweet youth, " will you honor me V In courteous wise, I.otc shook his head, And on fared the Courtier ill-bested! Love is not won by Courtesy. Then came a Mier blinking his e'e, To view the blight boy beneath the tree, Hi" putse, which hung to Ins cringing knee, Theranoui held of a king's eoiintrce, And handfiils of gems and gold i-howcd he, And cried, s-.veel child, will you go with mo; Then, loud laughed Love, as ho shook his head, And on fared the Monger ill bested ! Love is not won by Merchandry. O then to young I.oc beneath the tree, Came one as young ami as bright he, And as like to linn as like can he : And clapping his little wings for glee, With dimpling smiles and U3-1S flee, He whioptrid conic I O come with me! Young Love still pouted and shook his head, But along with that wiii'-omc on tit bo sped. And Loo wills Love, loud shouted he! MY MOTIIHR'S gravi:. cv s. CAMCr.O.N-. Long years have lied, dear mother, Since lowly o'er thy graic, I'm- heard the night-wind's rtipiiem, And the willow's pen-ivc une, Where twines the tender eyprus vine, And blooms tho wolit fair, And sweetest odour breathes around, Allictiou planted there. I'll know thy love, dear mother, No more whilst time moves round, Within thy shroud thou sliepest now, Beneath the cold, cold ground : A solitary branch 1 droop, Above life's lessening stream, And all the past but seems to mc, A strange and mystic dream. Oft I'll return, dear mother, To that enduring spot, So .ad and yet nt soothing, So far ji t imforgot ; And f nicy thine i mingling. With the voices of the wind, A prayer for ihcloncly one, Left wcepingly behind. And oh ! how- blest, when life is o'er, VVifs life which i" but breath, To sleep near thee, the tranquil sleep, Dremiless, but n t of d mil ; Willi tho sustained and .-acred hope, That we shall meet once moie, Amid the bowers, nnd by the streams, On heaven's unclouded shore. MY MOTIUCR'S GOOD-IIY. BV THOMAS M. COOLEV. Mv mother's "good-bv" I hear it still j It comes my eyes with tears to fill; It comes 111 tho hours of lonely grief, And it brings 1110 a fad yet sweet rc'icf ; It tell- mc of one who will love mc still, If my fortune bo good or be never so ill; And a face full of kiudiu"s come" up to my eye As 1 listen again to that last good-by. My mother's "onl-hy" it comes to mo Like a caee-bc-sli'l to the tn ublid sea; And when passions would sway, or temptations entice, I bear the sound of a warning voice, ".My sou, this world is a world of tin. And there's many a teupting vice therein, lint shun them all, and their presemo fly, And God will protect thee Good-by, good-by !" My mothn's "good by" I was very young Win 11 sadly the words first f II from her tongue; But they cling to 11, e Mill as a part of my life, Mv aid ill the wmld'e imf. hug blnfe : They come in the morn, uud they come in the even, To I ring to my snd heart drrams of heaven ; And many a lime I have thought, with a sigh, That an angel speaks in a mother's good-by ! I'lilT Mirri iuinsTsr From tho miniilos of the Annual Conferen ces of tho Methodist Episcopal Church for tho year IS 13 M J, ju-t publiblicJ, it appears that tlio nctt incruaso of members thinny; the year, was 10J,S31. This added to the increaso of llio previous year, namely, l.'il.Ol, makes the un precedented increase of L'37,555 in the ehort pc riod of 2 years, and the whole number of mom. hers of tho Methodist Episcopal Church 1,171,. I!j0. Tho number of tho travelling preachers, or regular clergy, is .1,23:2 of the suporanntia ted, or worn-out travelling preachers, Oli'J and that of the local or lay preachers, 8,037. Total number of preachers, 12,703. In other words, tho number of Methodist Preachers in tlio Uni ted States and Texas, exceeds that of tlio standing army of tho United .Slates. It is a fact worthy of notice, that out of tho wholo num. her of tratelling preachers, it was found neces sary, (luring the last year, to expel only two from the connection. Ono was a man in tho western part of this stale, who was found guilty of forgery ; llio other was a member of tho Holston Conference, whoso oH'oiico is not men. tioned. The number of withdrawals was, how. ever, cry considerable being no less than thirty .one. The ministers who withdrew were all members of northern conferences, and tho principal if not tlio exclusive cause of their withdrawal, was probably tho chureh's cornice tion witli slavery in tho south. If tlio Methodists should continue (0 increase at tlio rate they have dunu during the Jast two years, they would overshadow all the other re. ligiotts denominations in tho laud. Hut con. traction and expansion belong lo churches as well as banks; and wo pcrceivo from tho min utes of the conferences last hold, before malting up tho accounts for the year, and that a reaction , 1 , , . ... ... , r bas already commenced. (thin the bounds of ihcso four cniiforonces. nainolv. tho Haltimnro. ll.nPlnlnilnliilim. llin Ni.ur J, mv nnd it,., rv'.,... lnrlf, the aggrci.tle decrease was 7(01 1. In the city of lh ltitnoro tho whites membership was reduced from !)J:3'J lo 8762, and llio colored membership from llo'U) to 3153 showing an ag gregate decrease of 1031. The twenty-four churches of tho city and liberties of Philadel phia, have had t lie i r white mctiiburtliip reduced from 11,01)0 lo 10,31."), and the colored from 231 to 177 aggregate decrease 700. Tho white membership of the twcnly.two churches of New York city and county ha? decreased from 0710 tu0121; hut the colored lias increased from III lo Tl nctt decrease, 302. In the live cliurilics ol Brooklyn, llio white membership has been 1 educed from 2020 tn 1S20, and tho colored from 11 to a lotol decrease 203. In f-Glno of the villages and other small towns in llns neighborhood) llio decrease is still more remarkable. Thus, at Flushing, llio number of members of the Methodist Kpiscoiial Church has been reduced from M5 to 100; at llruns wick, from 120 to IM), or more than one-half. It is to bo observed that there arc other Moth- odist organizations besides that of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and to some of lliem tho se ceders may have attached tlieinsehcs. Itctno vals beyond the boundaries of llio conference, may account for other portions of tho decrease. Hut the decrease in the societies throughout the bounds of llio four conferences last held, is so general that wo cannot but attribute a great part of it lo that ebb which is sine lo follow a great Hood, as well in toligious as in dimmer. cialand financial allairs. A. Y.Jhc, Post. From the Portland American. THE POOR STRAWBERRY BOY. On n fine inorninn in the summer of '12, 1 handsome 1) tit poorly dressed hny called ;it tlio door of ii 1 1 eli mansion in I, u squaie in New York city, nnd offered somo baskets ol straw lion les lor sale. IlavniL' dis posed of the fruit, ho was about to depuit, when his nltuiition o-ns arri'sied by tlio np poarancu of ,i beautiful gill, sonic twelvo years old who cros-ed tlio hall neartliodoor. Tji . 111 . 1 1 oiiow. swiooi.iy (iniigi tcr o. 11,0 gcnilcinun ol the bouse, nnd though bo gn.ed on her but a single moment the kind look she bestowed on 1 1 1 111 struck a chord in his heart, which un til that moment had never vibi filed. .Shu is very lovelv,' ho,iimed men tally 'but she is the daughter of tho great millionaire sue can no nomine to mc. Ho returned lo the field in search ol mote fruit, but the lemcuibiance of ibat sunny1 face intended him closely in his rambles. ' I am young' ho continued to himself 'would I could make myself worthy of hei ! But then she is far above mo ! and this thought though il did not banish tho feeling hushed it. A week had passed and the Utile straw berry boy again slood, with a palpitation Heart, at the rich mans doors. 1 1 is finit was purchased as befoie, and ho receiv d bis , money from the white band of that fair be ing whom, fiom the moment he first saw her be dared lo love ! one spoixo K.i.u.y to 111111 anu uauo linn call CM. . I . I 11.. I ..... ., igain. IK ,., j. , t iiu not inrt'ei me order. 110 ca ed again and again but die season was advan cing, and the fruit b id heroine a scat city. '1 shall nol he able lo In iug you any moie,' ho said one morning. '1 am sorry fur il was a pleasuro to call bete. Uul we shall meet hereafter.' The young heart which fluttered in the bosom lovely girl was touched at the musical, though somewhat melancholy tone in w liich ibis was uttered, and she timidly re plied that 'she would remember him.' ' Wo shall meet again Miss when 1 promise vou you shall not bu ashamed to ..1 1 . .1 .1 ... iii-Miiiwiengo 1110 acquaintance ol the poor sirauueiry noy. Shu thought tho language singular but thuy parted. 1 hrec yon is had elapsed, The tido of speculation which was then swelling in our country bad not yet 1 cached 'llio Hood' and tho man tif wealth, with bis beautiful daugh ter, rolled in ids splendid carriage uIoiil' llroadway, upon a lino Sabbath morning, 011 .l. .1... fn.;. t. , iiiu w.ij iu nit: iiiiiuy Vviiurcu, Vyliailollo was 'just turned sixteen' and (he bright bud was just changing to tlio opening rose. She was fair indeed ! The service had ended tho magnificent cirri ago stood at the Church dour tho ele gantly caparisoned hoises tiawod , cround uneasily the liveiied footman held tho door and llio wealthy merchant handed bis lovely daughter into the coach, amid tho low obeisance of her e.iy adinireis. Why does she not ob-.crvo tho homage of her thousand buttcifly flatterers ! A young, plainly dressed stranger stands qtiielly nt tho sido of 1I10 church door and her gaze for an instant, is riveted on his fea ttitcs. Who enn it be V Sbo remembers no she cannot remember. The carriago rolls slowly lowanls iho stately mansion ol tho man of wealth, and ho discovers an uncommon quietness in his daughter's demeanor. My dear Chai lotto, you are not ill V ' No father, no I am very well.' They itriived at the door thu stranger was tbero ! Thoy alight ho extends a slight a very slight but respectful bow lo Tho 'heires;.,' and moves on. A blush tinges that bright cheek ; she re cognizes him. Chailotto lelired to her chamber; she was unhappy but 'surely tho stranger was uolbing to her or she to him !' . Timo rolled on. It was tho coldest night of tlio uncommon cold winter of 'iio and tho memorable 5ih of December. A (iro broko out iu the evening in 0110 of tho principal stieets of tho gieat commercial metropolis. It raged violently, and at early morning on tho succeeding day, a groat por tion of tho city lay in asl'es! Tho rich merchant-as was his won-a',i0 ' .or i.erseu lighted at the bead of Wall siieet ; and saw)' Tho as.onislmien of tho patent was un- VI!',wS; Ii m I'"" 0.'l,U.,r.p',0- l,0,""k"' IfC' "'lo bad lot loved before Ite.o was Ins More, Ins good,, his till l'10 sho 1(W M w lilldsomo uJ smouldering ruin, b for . bun answeiod tM0U. n , , , displeasure. Uut ho was insured-llo should savosomc-, Secretly, she bad entJruined a ctr- thing nt letist. His policies were looked af lor during tho thy they had expired the Week pievionsly! Tho millionnio was comparatively a beg gar! He had 11 stout heart, though ; that rich poor man.' and well ho braved the storm IIu fouid, however, that it would now ho necessary to btcak up his 'establish ment' at homo, lo meet somo immediate pressing hnliilitiei. His fiiriiitino vas sacrificed j his mansion was disposetl of his splendid horses and carriages were pit into oilier hands; and even '.Inssc,' Clnrlolte's prelly coal-black fuvoi ilo, was doomed to pass from'lhcm 'un der llio hammer.' Hut cutilil not Mn.m r tend lie lotind who would purcliaso Mesle,' and retain her until the fury of the blast hud passed ! No every body was poor ; every hotly iiad been ruined bv llio 'great lire' and no body bad motley. Uosidi's, il was expensive keep ing horses. 1 Poor Jesse,' sighed her mistress, 'I hope she may fall inlo good hands.' lint nobody wanted 'Jessu' and she was thrown away upon it stranger. 1 Who did you say was tho purchaserl' inqniied Cbailollu oi' her father. ' A Mr. Manly, I think,' said (he father. And who was Mr. Manly 1 He was the poor strawberry boy. 'The hiids when winter thadc the sky Fly o'er the seas away s' 'And thus the fri lids who hover near When fortune's "tin is warm, Are startled, if.i cloud appear, And fly before Ihe storm.' Another year had lied, Misfortune had followed ini.sforlune in rapid succession, and llio levulsions of '.!" bad finally reduced our man of wealth to h.inkitiptcy. 'I'hc follow ing advi'iliseuient may be found in the pa pers ol'ihat day : ' Will bo sold at public auction, on Wednesday next, on the piomNos, the right of rcdoniplion to that beautiful Cottage, with a ball'aii acre of laud uilioiiiiiiL', laid out in 'iim-its, Ul.ll SlllLhUU llll IIUIl IIUUS UIIU 1 ir'irr nn 11-.. II! ... I. ...! t.nt. n.-wl ird sliiiibberv, situated on the south side of Stated Island, and mortgaged lo John Jacjb A r, (or llio sum often thousand three bundled dollars cel.' cel. Salo positive title indisputable possession given immedi ately terms cash.' fcl'roni to worse he bad succeeded, and now reduced to the last extremity, ho bad retired to bis beautiful retieat with tho hope that rigid economy and fiesli application to his nietcantilo allairs, would retrieve bis ra pidly sinking foi tunes. Hut his star was descending ; and bis more lucky brethren forgot thai ho had been one of tbein.' Unfortunately, be had no securi ty to offer ; and tho cottage was sold. It was a biigblday in Autumn; the pur chasers were few there was but liltle com- 1 helititlll : n .1 till! ostnln nasscd into nllmr hands. 'I'lln niie-li.itinr crrivn unlici. fli.-it Im should lake posMiisiou Ibi tliu itli. And what was to become of ids lovely child His last 101110 bad been taken from ' "IJ I'.l.iu IMl ,;,, . ,10 r.tir ii 1 was motherless. The when iii,,,, 1 ,,ri , 1',. , 1.:... m-iit. vt it,,. iiu 1111,11:1 ninit.u iiiiii 'be received inlbni itioti that tho premises must be iiiiinodiaely vacated.' The daugh ter wept in silciiC) upon the bosom of heraf fuciionato and tirliuppy paient. Ho bad been 1 piottd man, but bis pride was now hituiblel, and calmly resigned him self to the sliole of affliction. He, too, wept. Oh! il vas feaifullo see that strong man weep ! I!ut bis troublis were nearly at an end. The day folloved thai upon w Inch tbo'salc occurred, had wdl-nigh sped.-The after noon was bright ind balmy, ami tho father sat with bis dauoiter in llio teeoss of one of the windows wbi-li looked out upon the road Ho had received.i note from tho purchaser of the collage, iifurmim; him that ho should call upon him in tho afternoon for the pur pose of oxaniiuiig the premises mom fully than bo bad bat an opportunity of doing. They iiwaited lis viit. A stranger 01 horseback halted suddenly in front of tbi'couil-yaid gale anil turning ibejlioad of bis bhek steed, ho rambled quiet ly to the door. 'Oh! father! shouted Cbailolte, forget ting for the inoniiiit her sorrow, ' look ! hero is my darling liltb Jessie, and' a knock itt thu door callol her at oncu to her leccul leciion. The door wasapotied by the once princely proprietor of the nansion in L s square. liefore him stool a courteous luoking young man, who inquird for Mr. S. 'That is my nine, sir; and I havo the honor of addicsiing. Mr. Manly, dr now llio owne'r of this collage. 1 have just received the deed from llio bauds of my niioinoy, nnd with your per mission shall bo glad lo examine thu estate.' ' Walk iu, sir; you 1110 master hero and I shall vacate as so)u ns your pleasure requires it. My daughter, sir,' bo continued, as the stranger entered iho parlor ' This is Mr. Manly, Charloiu. Thu purchaser of our litllo cottage.' Tho person vhom you once knew only as tho 'poor strawberry boy,' continued Mr. Manly, as ho took her extended hand. ' My dear sir,' said Manly, addressing the father, ' I am the owner of this collage. Seven years ago, I bad tho happiness lo re ceive fiom this fair hand a few shillings in payment for fruit, which 1 cariied to llio door of tho then affluent Mr. S. , of l-d s, square. I was hut a boy, sir and a poor boy, too; but poor as 1 was, and wealthy as was llo lady, dared to love her! Since then I have travelled many leagues; 1 have endured many hardships, with but a single object iu view ; that of making myself worthy of your daughter. Fortune has been no niggard with nio sir, my endeavors havo boon crowned wit'i success : and I como hero lo day, not to take possession of this lovely collage alone, but lay my fortune ut thu feel of worth and beauty, and to offer ibis fair lintn,. .. I .1 ...I.!..!. I.... i' .. 1 ... IP lainly, akin to affection for him, whom she remembered for seven long years ; who had crossed her palli so strangely j who had pur chased iho very cottage from which sho had expected lo bo driven, nnd but the sequel is soon told. Chailotto loved, nnd shortly after gave her hand to INlanly. They remained in the cot tage, which was newly furnished : and many times afterwards did sho mount her favorite Jessie, and at the sitlo of her fond and devo ted husband, roamed thro Ihe romantic scenes which abounded on lltat far famed Island. 1 ho once wealthy JMr. tj. , is now a happy grandfather, and as he tc young lAlanlys on Ins knee, he deligl tnssns ihe its 111 re- hearsing tho story ol TIIC I'OOIl STRAWBERRY I50Y, From iho Christian Citizen. THE NATURAL BRIDGE. OR ONE NICI1K TIIF. HIGHEST. The scene opens with a view of the groat Nature! Hridge in Virginia. There are ihrco or four lads standing in the channel below, looking up with awe to that vast arch of un hewn rocks, which the Almighty bridged over those everlasting hutments " when the morning stars sang together." The little piece ot sky spanning those measureless piers, is full of stats, though it is mid-day. It is almost five hundred feet from where they stand, up those perpendicular bulwarks of limestone, to the key rock of that vast arch, which appears to them only of the size of a man's hand. Thu silence of death is rendered more impressive by the liltle slieam thai bills Irom rock to rock down the chan nel. The sun is darkened, and the boys have unconsciously uncovered their heads, as if standing in thu presence of the Majesty of the whole earth. At last, this feeling be" gtns to wear away ; (hey begin to look around them ; they find that others have been there before ilium. They see the names of hundreds cut in the limestone hut ments. A new fueling comes over their young hearts, and their knives were in their hands in an instant. " What man has done, man may do," is their watchwoid, while they draw themselves up and carvo llieir names a foot above those of a hundred full grown men who have been there befoie litem. They arc all satisfied at this feat of phys ical exertion, except one, whoso exaniple il luslrates perfectly the forgotten liiith, that there is no royal road to intellectual emi nence. This ambitious youth sees a name just above his reach, a name that will be green in the memory of the world, when those of'Alexander, Cmsar, and Honaparte shall rot in oblivion. It was the name of ashington. lleforo ho marched with Brad dock to that fatal field, he had been there, and left his name a foot above all bis prede cessors. It was a glorious thought of llio boy, to wrile bis name a foot above that of the great father of his country. Ho grasps Ids knife with a firmer band; and, clinging to a little jutting crag, ho cuts again into thu limestone, about a foot above wheic be stands; be then reaches up and cuts another for bis hands. 'Tis a dangerous advcntuie ; hut as be puts bis feet and hands into those gains, and draws himself up caiefully to bis full length, ho finds himself a foot above every name chronicled in that mighty wall. While his companions are regarding him with much concern and admiration, ho cuts bis name in rude capital?, largo and deep, into that flinty album. His knife is still in bis hand, and strength iu bis sinews ; and a new cieatcd aspiration iu his heart. Again he cms another niche, and again ho carves his name in largo capitals.' This is nol enough. Heedless of the entreaties of his companions, In; cuts and climbs again. The graduation of his ascending scalo is now wi der apart. Ho measures bis length at every gain he cuts. Tho voices of his friends wax weaker and weaker, till their words are fi nally lost on his car. He now for llio first lime Ciists a look beneath him. Had thai glance lasted a moment, that moment would have been his last. Ho clings with a con vulsive shudder to his little niche in the rock. An awful abyss awaits his almost ceilain fall. Ho U faint with severe exertion, anil trembling from llio sudden view of iho dreadful destruction to which ho is exposed. His knifo is worn halfway to the baft. Ho can hear tho voices, but "nol tho words, of his terror-stricken companions below. What a moment! What a moagro chance to es cape dcstruclian ! There is no retracing bis steps. Il is impossible to put bis hands into the same niche with bis feet, and retain bis slender hold a moment. His companions instantly perceivo this new and feaiful di lemma, and await his fall wiili emotions that " freeze their young blood." He is too bi'jh, too faint, lo ask for his father and mother, his brothers nnd sisteis.lo como and 1 witness or avert his destruction. But onu of bis companions anticipates his desire. Swift as llio wind, ho bounds down the channel, and tho situation of tho fated boy is told on his father's hearth-stone. Minnies of almost eternal length roll on and ihero are hundreds standing in that rocky channel, and hundreds on tho bridge above, all holding their breath, and awaiting tho fearful catastrophe. The poor boy hears the hum of new and numerous voices both above and below. Ho can just distinguish iho tones of his lather who is shouting with all the en ergy of despair, "William! William! Don't look down! Youi mother, and Hen ry, and Harriet are all here, praying for you ! Don't look down ! Keep your eye to wards the top " His eye is fixed like a Hint towards Heaven, and his young heart on him who reigns there. Ho grasps again his knife. Ho cuts another nich, and another font is added lo the hundreds lemuvu him from tho reach of human help from be low. How carefully ho uses his wasting blade ! How anxiously ho selects tho softest places in ibat vast pier I How ho avoids every flinty grain ! How ho economises his physical powers ! resting a moment at each gain bu culs. How every motion is watch- cu Irom below 1 m ,.i. (-.i mother, brother and sister, on iho very spntJdiJ pat my eyes on ; and yet ibe all stood wbeio, if ho falls, ho will not fall alone. I about a smiling and a taluinj to the fellers, The sun is now halfway down the west, as if nothing ailed them poor things ! ' IH IO SlUllllS Ills Klllier. I The hid has madu fifty additional, niches in that mighty wall, and now finds himself di rectly under tho middle of that vast arch of rocks, earth, and trees. He must cut his way in a new direction, lo get fiom mulct Ibis overhanging mountain, The inspitaiiim of hope is dying in his I1030111 ; its vital lienil is fed by the increasing shouts of hundreds perched upon cliffs and trees, and olheis who stand wilb ropes in their hands 011 llio briile above, or with ladders below. Fifty gains must be cut before the longest ropo can reach him. His wasting blade strikes tigain into the limestone. Thu boy is emerging pain fully, foot by foot, from under ibat lofty arch. Spliced ropes urn rmly in thu h-uwls ol those who are leaning over the outer edfc of thu bridge. Two miniiles more and all will bo over. That blade is worn to lb- last half inch. The boy's head reels: his eves are starting from llieir sockets. 1 1 is last bopn 1- .1..! :.. 1 . . 1 . t. .1 is ujiug in ins ucari , 111s 1110 must using up on the gain lie cuts. That nich is his last. At the last faint gash be makes, bis knifo his faithful knife falls from his lillle nciveless hand, and falls nt his mother's feel. An involuntary groan of despair runs like a death-knell through tho channel below, and all is still as thu grave. At the heiyht of near ly three hundred feet, the devoted boy lifts his hopeless heart and closing eyes to com mend bis soul to God. 'Tis but a moment there ! ono foot swings off! ho is reel ing ticmbling toppling over to eternity 1 Hiitk ! a shout falls on his ear fiom above! The man who is lying over the luidcgo, has caught a glimpse of thu boy's head and shoulders. Quick ns thought the noosed rope was within reach of the sinking youth. No ono breathes. Willi a faint, convulsive ef fort, thu swooning boy diops Ins arms into the noose. Darkness comes over him, and with Iho words (Ind! and Mother! whisper ed on his lips just loud enough to bo beard in heaven the lightening rope lifts him out of Ins last shallow niche. Not a hp moves while bo is dangling over that fearful abyss ; but when n sturdy Virginian reaches down and draws up the lad, nnd holds him up in his arms before tho tearful, breathless multitude such snouting sucn leaping and weeping (or joy never creeled ihe ear of a human . . .I. I . .1 I being so recovered from the yawning gulf of eternity. A Human 1vi:mi;.t. Cairo March .".0. I had some difficulty in gaining, ami af terwards in retaining, my place among the first rows of spectatnis at the Doseh, in that part of the Ishekia h here the Sheikh tides over the human pavement that is spread for him every year on this day, March 30th, in honor of the birth tiny of the I'l ophet. This extraordinary exhibition takes place the door of the bouse of the Sheikh, at tho southern extremity of the square, called the Isbokia, where that paitof tho procession that ptecedes the Sheikh having arrived, those of (lie crowd who feel themselves in spired by the fancied f-olemnily of the oc casion, or by the example of a set of men, whose violent gestures and hoarse vocifera tions, accompanied by the noise of drums, terminate for a lime on 1 1 10 dusty plain. Here they throw themselves (low 11 as close as possible lo each other, while certain men, apparently of llio household of the Sheikh, set to woik aiianging them, pulling some by llio legs, and otbets by llio shoulders, iu or der to keep tho heads of these prostrated volunteers as much in a line as possible. These necessary preparations were scarcely completed1, when a groaning at tho northern extremity of the lino announced the arival of the Sheikh, who in a few minutes made his appearance, on llio pan of the pavement near to which I stood, proceeded by a man bear ing a llag. The Sheikh was seated on a small black horse, that was hurried over the backs of the unfortunate men, in a quick walk by two grooms who held the horse's' head. My view of the Sheikh was so mo mentary (hat I did not see his face, uhich must havo been consideiably covered by a largo green shawl ho wore over bis tut ban and about his neck. No sooner bad the Sheikh passed than lliose of tho proslralcd fanatics, who could do so, ot up, while oth ers were assisted by their fiionds iu thu croud, title dragged away. Some 1 saw looked pile, then eyes half shut, and unable to stand whether fiom an unlucky step of the horse er Irom that exb itistion vtlnch must necessanly follow tho violent gesticul itions and hoarse bawlings by which this religious ceremony is distinguished, I cannot say, for none spoke, and none would acknowledge to any hurt lo their sacred persons from tho iron shoo of tho horse. The ciovtd soon dispersed ; ma ny joined in the I irgo ciiclu uf haulers that were formed near iho spot, and for some dis tance, along thai sido of the square. Ha, iu, 11 ,! Jonathan Slick every body knows Jonathan, ur havo read the pro ductions of bis slick quill, or "boom tell of ,jmwell Jonathan Slick, of Slickville, Connecticut, llio laud of wooden clocks and wooden nutmegs has lately been on a visit to tho city of New Yoik. Ho has published iu tho Express we believe, a desci ipiiun of high life in that "great country." Ilo lecenlly attended a parly given by bis "cousin John," and ho thus describes his cousin's better half: "And I looked at her puliv earnestly, I can tell you, and I do think sho would have been a fritter that Juhn might be proud of, if it wasn't for that stuck up way she's got since she comedown hereto Yoik. I never see a critttn's back stuck up ns hoi's was. I raly thought sho was a gutting the rickets, and fell anxious about it, and 1 turned lo cousin John afore I went up to her, and sez I, a sort of low, 'cousin John, buw did your wife hurt her back sol I declare il makes 1110 feel iiu fully to seo what it great hump, she's got growing since sho cum away fiuin Connecticut.' With that cousin John look ed at her anil In fed a little, but 1 could see ho didn't feeljust light, and niter a minit ho said, sez he, 'hush, cousin, you must nut speak so hind ; it's tine, Mary has put 011 rather too much hustle, hut it's iho fashion, you see.' 1 looked around, uud us Into as you livn tbero wasn't a gal in the room that hadii t her back a sticking out the same way. . . S.ieli !i enl nt i-rittill.. I m-Vt'l' A.MX'iinTn or Ltnu r. Hun run. Lieut. Hunter, the talented inventor of the sub merged propeller, was frequently nnd hono rably alluded to at the dinner 011 Thursday (a dinner given at Richmond, to the offi cers of the cutter Lagare.) An anecduto in his history, loo good to be lost, and worthy of a place in our national annals, was related by Lieut. Potter. Lieut. Hunter bad been sent lo thu West Indies to capture a noto rious piiatu in those waters, known as tin! " Lillle Devil ;" and who was finally killed by an American officer in single combat.--The American force was 011 the lookout in ambuscade we believe, but it so chanced that Hunter was captured by the pirates, while separated fiom his party. The coin winder of the ciil-throals, " Little Devil," was it man of furious temper, and never falsified any promiso of vengeance which he made. Hunter was taken to a secret place, nnd tlierd informed that unless be betrayed hij prirly he should be hung on the spot. Iliranswer was sailoilike, " Hang and be d ." Nd sooner said than done ; be was instantly hung up and left. In a few minutes (hey return ed, took him down nearly senseless, and again told him lhat if he would betray lliC whereabouts of his party his life should bu bis ; and moreover, bis return to bis men should bo so managed that nothing should be .suspectod of tho truth by them. The alter native was instant death by banging, without hope of reprieve, for it was bis last chancer I lis laconic reply again was, '" Hang and bo d !" They bung him again and again left 111 in. But by good fortune be was found before lifu was quite gone, by some of his men, taken down insensible, ami happily re stored to life. The story reflects ihe high est honor upon Lieutenant Hunter, and wo hope the government will show some kind ness to so niei ilorious and gallant si 11 officor, by ill least encouraging hi lucent and im portant invention. It is the least it could do. Mich. Whin. Ct'itc ion DisAreoiNTr.i) Love. U'c were much amused at the relation of the fol lowing facts by si physician in ono ol our neighboring towns, whose faithfulness may bu inferred from the fact that duiim; it prac tice exceeding thirty years, bo bas never been absent from home for two days sit a time, excepting on ono occasion, lie tvns once called in great haste to attend a person who hail foolishly taken a quantity of lauda num, intending to destroy himself on account of the cruelty of a fair but Unity hearted damsel who bad won bis affections by her charms. The dose was si powerful one, and would not yield lo ordinary treatment. It promptly occurred to the physician that if be could succeed in producing piin, it might di vert tho natural effects of the poison not perhaps considering how painful a process the poor fellow had undcigoiio before taking what bo intended should be his quietus. He accordingly repaired without delay to an ad joining field, nnd provided himself with a lib eral supply ol nettles, gave Ins patient a most thorough anointing therewith. The opera tion was piompt and decisive, notwithstand ing the screams and struggles of iho enamo red youth and also successful. The lover lived, but in bis rage declared ho never would pay the doctor's bill a promise which bo has kept more faithfully than many lovers befoie him have their promises. Tne young man, wo are assured, has never been in love since ; and wo would respectfully recom mend to all despairing lovers to try the elli cacy of nettles hefoio they have resource to laudanum. Huston Mcr. Jour. Tin: Evuiu.Ncii.- -Sailors iire proerbially grumblers, and even when well treated are very apt to find fa till. Their provisions good or bad, and sometimes they are bad enough in sill conscience, furnish an everlisling subject of complaint ; they sire never so good sis ihey uerc "last vyge." Wo lately met uilh an annecdotc of Judge Peters of Philadelphia, having a bearing on this subject, which is too good lo be lost. Complaint was madu to the Judge, in be half of the crew of a vessel who had made it voyage to some port in Russia, that they bad been furnished with bad provisions. While the counsel for tho seamen was arguing the the canst.', ono of them stepped forward and drawing from his pocket a piece of bread; tlin color of brown snap, presented it to his honor as a specimen of their fate. To per sons accustomed to line w beaten loaves if appealed disgusting indeed, and the bystand eis, one and all, cried shame to fill men's stomachs with such unwholesome aliment. The judge applied the bicad to his nose, nnd finding nothing in it offensive to his ol factory nerves, was tempted lo taste it ; ho nibbled a liltle piece, il tasted well, and ho took a largo bile. The counsel proceeded at much length, though tho dinner hour was fust approaching; and, as lie rounded the' periods, the judge nibbled around thu black biscuit until no more remained. At this mo ment the sailor stepped up, and with a coun tenance in which was depicted real distress, said, "why, you havo eaten my best wit ness." "Yes," s iiil (he lawyer, "I have been leinaiking that the judge has been swallow iig the evidence as well as iho law." "Never mind," replied his honor, as if awa kened ftom a dream, "I am llio belter ablo In elitist your cause;" so saying ho rose sind oidering thu libel to bo dismissed, went homo lo his dinner. Jhchangc. Paper, WicKr.u Bov ! In Broadway, N. York, a mischievous boy w;is .seen the other day' walking behind a lady, and torsing pebble stones (iinperceivcd by hei) towards her per son. Ho did not desist until nearly half si bushel of them bad lodged upon Iho shelf which projected some fifteen inches from her girdle ! Look nil not nr.cuivun. Tho Floridi-5 an, a Locofuci) paper published at Tallahas see, Florida, has the lollowing banner at its masthead: For President James K. Folk. Fur ico President Oeorgo M. Dallas. FliP.i: Til IDE-LOW DUTIES

Other pages from this issue: