Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, October 17, 1845, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated October 17, 1845 Page 1
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fSm .il' NOT TUB a L O H T OF OJBSAB BUT TBI WELFARE O T BOMB BY H. B. STACY. THINK OP MB. When the shadows of evening nround are defending. And a cilm holy quiet is ste -ling o'er thee t When summer's rich hues, with sad autumn's are blending. In most gorgeous bcaulf, O then think of me. When tha wild storm is raging in dismal commotion. Whan you are preparing for a season of glee, When your heart beata with pleasure, or swells with emotion, Should you think of the absent, think kindly of me. When the soft hand of friendship, her garlands are twining, Round the brows of beloved ones whom I may not see, When the bright flowers are blooming, the silver moon Shining, ' And alt nature smiling, O then think of me. And when from the loved ones at length you must patti When from all youth's scenes you must flee, When ihelsst pung of parting seems rending the heart, Then think for one moment of me. And when I am steeping within the lono grave, Far from my youth's home and from thcei When the long grass and wild flowers, above me shall wave, I Even then, I remembered would be. But vain are words my thoughts to tell, Then let me silent be j But in whatever land I dwell, I oft shall think of thee. Cauouhe. AIM HIGH. Aim high. What you do, perform well, and labor to improve. Are you a lawyer J Rest not satisfied with being merely a pettifogger, a collector of bills, a pleader In the lower courts. Study, that you may take high rank. Aim to bo a Parsons, a Male, or a Greenlcaf. Are you a minister t Preach well and study your subject. Don't be a lazy, drawling Pastor ol a meagre Church ; elevate your people and put energy into them by your discourses ; there it no reason why you should not be a Baxter, or a Bunyan, a Payson, or a Bt eclicr. Are you a mechanic ! Let Arkwright and a Watt stimulate you ; do your work well, and chargo accordingly ; never suffer an article to go from your shop, that will not bear examina. tion that you would not be willing to stamp, the maker's name upon it. Are you a merchant ! Bo attentive to your business; understand perfectly what you ate about ; leave not your office too much in the hands of clerks ; suffer not your accounts to go (o loose ends ; let a Gray, or a Parker be your pattern a Dana, or a Brown. Are you a lumper or a laborer .' a fisherman, or a clam-digger ? Be faithful to your business nd do everything well ; its the only way to succeed. Aim high. Go beyond others If you can ; but study and labor that no one outstep you in your profession or business. Never be iJlo ; never lose a moment by sloth and a lazy spirit ; and on, should bo your motto, by day and by night year in and out. . -'your projects high, Sink not in snirii i who aiineth at the skv. Shoots higher much than he that means a tree,' With such a course you will never bo a drone never sink in the gutter never call upon Hercules to assist you. Facing opposition, aiaying lions in your paths, scaling mountains and leaping seas, you will conquer mightily omnipotently we had al most said. Who will not aim high, and make as it were earth and heaven subject to his control ! Boston Olive Branch. THE BIBLE. The Bible is the only book which God has ever sent, the only one he ever will send into the world. All other books are frail and Iran aient as time, since they are all the registers of Time ; but the Bible is durable as eternity, for its pages are the record of eternity. Every volume is limited in its usefulness and influ ence ; but (he Bible comes forth conquering and to conquer. The Biblo only, of all the myriads of books the world has seen, is equally interesting and important to all mankind. Its tidings, whether peace or woe, are the same to the poor, the ignorant, and the weak, as to the rich, the wise and the powerful. Among the most remarkable of its attributes is justice ; for it looks with impartial eyes on kingj and on laves, on the chief and the soldier ; on phitos 'Ophers and peasants, on the eloquent and the dumb. From all it exacts the same obedience to ita commandments, promising to the good the .reward of their loyalty, but denouncing lo the evil the awful consequences of their rebellion. Noare the purity and holiness, the wisdom and benevolence of the Scriptures less con spicuous. In vain may we look elsewhere for tha models of character, for the models of the husband and the wife, the parent and the child patriot and the scholar, the philanthropist and .the christian, tho private citizen and the ruler ,of the nation. Whatever shall be their res pective lots, whether poverty or wealth, pros, parity, social influence or solitary station, the Bible Is their only fountain of truth their only source of virtue and greatness, of honor and felicity. Here, then, let us repose our trust here let tu look for our beacon of safety ; and whether unsliine ar gloom, the storm or Iho calm, the 'beauty and wealth of springs, or tho nakedness nd desolation of winter may be our portion,--supported and guided by the Bible, all must be well with us in Time, for all shall be well with ns In Eternity, The bubnt District. It is now but two months, since a large portion of the main busi ness quarter of the citjr was reduced to a heap of ruins, by the most disastrous fire, but one, ... I !.. fc. I. n . that his over occurreu ni now iorK. iscioro one week had elapsed preparations fur rebuild in had commenced, and at the present time several stores have been rebuilt, furnished with new stocks of good, and Ihe occupants are as bus never trvine to driva a nail in tho wheel of fortune. From all parts of the district ascends the musical ring of Ihe mason's trowel, and be. fore Winter is upon us, Ihe smoking heaps ol ball destroyed wicks ana moner win nave uu mansanid. ffivlntf olact to I0112 rows of Warelious esmorebeautiful, costly and substantial than ihoia which ones occupied the ground. Truly it appears as if Aladdin's lamp was to meet its .1 lh Kf V...I. nn-.Hii .nD'.nln.ntl... THE POCKET BIBLE, OR HIS LOVING KINDNESS CHANGES NOT. nv ciiAnt.Es a. aooDRicii. I was standing at tlio counter of a book storo, some years sinco, when a lady entered, and inquired fur'pockct Bibles. I know her well. A fow years before, slio had married a respectable young niorchitnl, who, although; possessed of but lilllo, ifany, capltsil himself, had bean started in business by a gentleman of wealth, with every prospect of success. Ho was activo, honest and enterprising ; nnd although ho married early nnd after com mencing business for himself, pcrhnps too carlv tho lady ho had rrlecled ns his com panion was worthy of his choice. Sho had more ambition, some of her friends thought, than comported with their circumstances; and although sho contrived to repress it, in consideration that her husband's income fur tho present was small, it was npparent that her spirit was aspiring, and that sho was looking forward with somo impatience to the time when sho should bo the mistress of n fine house, with furniture corresponding. A friend of hers, who was married about ttio same time, had at once entered upon tho En joyment of the objects of nnibition, and had even a carriage at her command. Quito possibly Matilda Grant cherished the secret hope that sho might ono day ho nblo to visit that friend in a similar establishment of h:r Oftll. Tho dispensations of God, however, not unfreqncnlly interveno to thwart our plans and defeat our hopes of worldly good. He has higher views respecting us than wo our selves entertain the elevation of our souls, and those of our friends, lo a crown of glory in his own blessud mansions and a prepara tion thereforo is necessary, which requires sorrow hero in order to joy hereafter. Through nuuli tribulation must wo enter in to the kingdom of God. For a few years Mr. Grant went on well in business. His purchases were made with judgment, and his goods wero credited to those who, ho thought, would bo ablo lo pay. But unfortunately and unforeseen, his prin cipal creditors failed, and in a single "day Charles Grant was a bankrupt. At tho time of this sad reverse ho was ill of it fever. Il was difficult to conceal il from him; but (ho news had a still mora un happy effect upon him lliaii was anticipated j and from that hour ho still continued to de cline, and in a fow weeks ho was carried to his lonrr home. It was a Grievous blow to tits wife, with whom her friends most sincere ly sympathized, and to whom they tendered for liorself and two children a son and a daughter all the kind assistance which their circumstances allowed. On aninvestisation of Mr. Grant's affairs, his failuro proved ovenworso than was feared; and although tlio gentleman who liau un vanced tho capital was quito liberal in tho settlement of Ilia concern, the widow anu her children had but a few hundred dollars, and for most of that sho was chiefly indebted, it was thought, lo ihe generosity of her hus band's friend. This result, added to .the loss of a fond nnd truly cstimablo man, mado tlio shock still more terrible. She felt tho calamity keenly, and (be moro so, ns she had no near relatives at hand (o console with ncr, ana was ignorant of the tlivinn consolations of re ligion. But there was mercy in her cup of sorrow. Tho spirit of God came in to heal that troubled spiiit, and lo sanctify those trials to her soul. At length sho was en abled to bow in Inimblo nnd quiet submission to the will of God. nnd bctaku herself to the support and education of her lovely children, now her solace and delight. At the time I saw her in the bookstore she was in pursuit of ti pocket Bible for her son, named Charles, after his father. The purchase was soon made. It was a bcauii fill edition not expensive, but just such as a fond and religious mother would wish to present to a son whom sho loved, and which sho hoped would prnyo a lamp unto his feet. A farther circumstance about this bible I know in after years. On presenting it she turned the attention of the happy I it t lo fellow to a blank page in tho beginning, on which, in a beautiful wreath, she had inscribed her own name, and under it the words, "To my son," followed by the appropriate and touch ing lines " A parent's blessing on her son Goes wilh this holy Ihingi The lovo that would retain the one Mutt to the other cling. Remem! er 'lie no idle toy, A moihcr'n gift Remember, boy." And still a little below were printed, in small but beautiful capitals, words which a moth er's faith might well appropriate: "His LOVINQ KINDNESS CHANGKS NOT. At iho age ol seventeen Charles Grant was a stout, strong, activo youth. He was more than ordinarily ambitious, but as Ins ambition had not full scope, he was restless, and as 1 sometimes thought, unhappy. Had his mother, ut this critical era ol his life, been able to find some employment suited lo his active and ambitious genius, it would have ueon lortunate indeed ; but she knew of none ; und besides, she needed his aid but what was mora than all, sho was alone, and lelt that she could not dispense with Ins com' pany. About this time a young sailor, by tho name of Thornton, belonging to the neigh borhood, arrived home Irotn a voyage Charles naturally fell in his way, and was delighted with the story of his wonderful ad ventures. Ho listened long and intently. ills age and circumstances combinod to ex cite in his ambitious bosom tho desiro of sim ilar exciting scenes. Without designing any special wrong, young Thornton at length proposed to Charles lo accompany him on his next voyage, which he should commence jn a few weeks. For a time ho'hesitated, or rather declined his mother aud Alico would never consent, and lo leave them by stealth was more than he felt willing to do. Thorn ton did not urge him, as it afterward ap peared, but Charles was himself strongly in dined to go; while tho young sailor was quite willing to have a friend and companion so bright and enterprising as Uliarlcs urant, In an evil hour the lattor decided to go, and BURLINGTON, to go without tho knowledgo of his mother. On (he night appointed for their depar ture, Charles roso from his bed when all was still, nnd softly feeling his way to 'iho door, opened it nnd escaped. It was a beautiful nighl, nnd as he proceeded round iho comer of tho house lo get n small bundle of clothes which ho had concealed tlio day before, his heart beat wilh unusual violence, and for a few moments a faintness came over him at tho thought of leaving a mother and sister, the only objects on earth whom ho had truly loved. IIo slopped for a moment, as if med itating a belter resolution, and then proceed ed to tho gate, which ho opened and went out. Hero lie again paused turned look ed lingered-hesiteted and oven put hit hand again on tho lalchet, half resolved to crcap onco moro to his Utile bed-room. But at that moment the low call of Thornton, ul somo distance, reached his oar ho hud lin gered longer than ho was nware, and now tho moment arrived when he must go, il at all. With a sort of desparation of feeling, he hastened away, tho tears trickling down his cheeks ns he bado adieu to the htimbln cottage which contained all beloved on earth. His bundle was still under his arm, and in that bundlo I nm glad lo say, was a 'moth er's gilt' the pocket bible. Charles felt ho could not go without that, nnd perhaps ho felt (hat the discovery that ho had taken it, might servo somewhat to assuage a moth cr,s sorrow. Before morning, the young sailors were a long way towards tho seaport whence they expected to sail, and a couple of days bro't them quito there. Tiio ship, it so happened, was ready, nnd Charles having been accep ted on (he recommendation of Thornton, took up his lino of duty beforo tho mast. Shortly after, tho ship weighed anchor, nnd stretched forth on a fur and distant voyage. I must leave my roadcr to imagine, if they aro able, the surpriso and oven consterna tion of Mrs. Grant and Alice, tho morning following Charles1 departure, at not finding him in tho house, nor about tho premises. What could it mean ? what errand could 1 have called him away 1 at what hour did ho leave I what accidont could liavo be fallen him ? Search was mado for him by tho increas ingly anxious and terrified mother and sister for an hour und moro, before they ventured to make known their solicitude to their neigh bors. My own residenco was not far distant; and befuro I had finished my breakfast, n messenger in liaslo mado known tho truly distressing situation of Mrs. Grant and Alice, 1 hastened to the house other friends at no distance wero there inquiries were institu ted messengers wero despatched around the town, hut not the slightest tiding could tin obtained, and oven conjecture was baffled. Al length, however, Mrs. Grant mado tho discovery that his better suit was gone, and there was a trancienl gleam of joy on her face as she aunouncod that his pocket Jiible was also not in his chest, borne days passed long days, and long gloomy nights, beforo any satisfactory intelligence was received, and then tho amount of that intelligence was III il SIIUI I UUl UIIL'MIUIIiUU IUIIUT irillll VjHttrifS himself, just then on tho eve of sailing for the I'ucihc ocean. It runs thus: Mr Diurt Mother Can you, will you, forgive me tho step I liavo taken without your knowledgo or consent? My heart has smote me every hour since I left you. I am at , and on board tho ship , which sails in nn hour for the Pacific ocean. Fond est, best of mothers, do not grieve ; I will ono day return to bless and comfort you and my dear Alice. I must do something for you and her. Kiss her for me. Mother I can wntu no more, only t hope that I shall liavo your prayers. I have got my pocket bible, and shall keep it next lo my heart. Farewell. Your affectionate son. P. S. I liavo somewhere read, what I am sure will provo iruo in my own case : "Where'er I rove whatever realms I sec, My heart, untrammelled, fondly turns to thee." By somo means, tho letter did not reach the post office as soon as it should liavo done. and tho uncertainly bore heavily an the hearts of tlio mother and sister. Tho post master, on its arrival, kindly sent il to me ; and hop ing that it contained tidings ol the lost child, I ventured to break the seal. The truth sorrowful as it was was a great relief, and v as (bit to he so by Airs. Urant and Alice. Yet for a season and who can marvel? their hearts wero filled wilh sadness which scarcely admitted of alleviation il was n dark nnd mysterious providence, and when friends called in, as they often did, lo mingle their tears with ihe weeping, und lo adminis ter consolation, the most they could do was to say 'His ways aro in tho sea, and his judg menu past finding out.' But time does something religion does moro. lly degrees Ihcso sorrowing ones were onto to pray, and as the Christian poet says, -rrayer manes the darkest cloud with draw.' So it did for them. They did not, indeed rocover their wonton cheerfulness, but they wero calm and subdued. Pi o murmur es caped ho mother's lips, and even Alice seemed to have imbibed tho spirit of a holy resignation, 'Father, thy will be done.' But there wero days of keen and hitler an guish, and in thoso nights, when Iho storm swept its angry blast across their humble dwelling, and rocked their bed, it was impos sible lor n mother s heart not to tremble for her sailor boy, far o(T upon Ihe stormy ocean, and perhaps suffering (he peiils of tho bil lowy tempest. But even at such times she was enabled lo commit herself and her wan dering child to tho euro of a covenant-keep, ing God littering the language of holy con fidence 'His faithfulness is as iho everlast ing mountains.' 'Though He slay me, yel I will trust in turn.' Four years elapsed, and nothing was heard of Charles Grant. Sometime during the second ycarot his absence a rumor reached us that a ship supposed to be the . which sailed from , and on board of which Chailes was supposed lo be, was burnt al sea, and that but two or three only were saved, and among them was a vouns man naniod Grant. But tho rumor though not contradicted, was not confirmed, and another period of uncertainty and anxiety fell to tha .VERMONT, FRIDAY, lot of the long-stricken und heart-saddened mother and sister of tho absent boy. At length (ho friends of Mrs. Grant per ceived a visible change in her health. Tho indications of dial loo fatal malady, consump tion, wcto loo apparent to bo mistaken. Its approach indeed was slow nnd insidious nnd for n limo was kopt at bay by tho assiduous attention of our village physician ; but med ical prescription at Icngih'losl its power, und she became at first confinod to the house then to her room and finally to her bed. I often visited her as did other friends. Her room was no longer the abodo of gloom and sorrow. Sho had for somo months been making rapid progress in resignation to the will of God; nid thggcr fctblu tabej no'clo was shaken, unlT'wns likely to bo dis solved through years ol anxiety and affliction yet her faith seemed to ucqturo moro and more strength, und to fusion with a firmer hold upon iho divine promises. Ono day, as I sat conversing with her, sho alluded lo tho faithfulness of God, nnd expressed her unwavering confidence in Him. Sho said it had been her desiro to acquiesc in the divine will, and sho hoped that sho should bo ablo lo do so, whatever it might bo in relation to herself or her absent son. But,' continued sho, 'I liavo prayed long and fervently that I may onco moru see him sco him a Iruo penitent and I cannot relinquish the belief that God will hear and answer. I was about to sav something which minht tend to soothe her, in case her hopes wero not realized, as I must confess I saw little present reason lo expect they would bo when sho stopped me, und observed 'You may think me presumptions, but my faith must enjoy its hold on the divino promises. Has not God said, 'Call upon mo. in tho day of trouble, and I will answer ttieo, and thou shall glorify mo V I have called yes, I have called by day and by nichl, and God has seemed lo help me. Has ho excited such strong, such intenso emotion for nothing? Has he-enabled me to wrestle so with him, only to ho disappointed? I am nwaro that probabilities aro nil apparently against me I must soon fail ; this heart will soon ccaso boating, and tho narrow liouso bo my resting place, but I still have confidence in tho faith fulness of my heavenly Father. What thoueh I sco no immediate prospect of iho return of my poor boy I I believe I shall yet press that poor child to my bosom. Years since, I wrote in a pocket biblo I gave him, Mlis loving kindness changes not.' And do you think it will fail now ? I confess I admired tho steady faith of the mother a faith strong in the Lord and in Iho power of his might ; nnd yet it seemed scarcely possible that her hopes should bo realized. At length my Jiit!s filtered, for it was apparent (hat her hour of departure was not far distant. That night two or thrso fcinnla friends, fearful of her failuro before mornings offered to stay wilh the mother of Alice. This tho latter cheerfully assented to, though she had decided not lo leave her mother. The ne cessary arrangements for tho night were made, and at an earlv hour all was silent in uuu ciruuiiu IIIU IIUUIUIO ruiingc. It wus a glorious night abroad clear, soft, mild just such a night ns a saint might well choose in which to take its departure and soar to lliu lemplo above. T).o poet must liavo hud some such night in Ms vision when ho penned those beautiful lines 'The moon awake, and from her maiden face ShoJJiiiL' lier clou ly loc!.s, meekly forth, And, with her virgin atari, watl.s in the heavens Wnlks nightly there, convening ns sho walks Of purity, and holiness, and God.' It was just such a night, and Alicu had ris en from her seat ; a!id.,tpJiido licr emotions, ns her dear parent breathed moro heavily, had gone to Iho window, the curtains of which sho drew aside, and was standing lean ing her arm on tho sash. In the distance, just beyond tho gale, she descried, as she thought, the hguro nt a man who seemed to bo approaching. For a moment she started back, but again looked, nnd his hand was on tho latch. The gato was opened wilh great caution, and the stranger approached slowly toward tho house. Presently a gentle knock was heard at thelkitchen door. It was im possible for Alico to summon courage to at tend lo iho stranger herself ; but sho whisp ered to the nurse, who, upon unlocking the door, inquired tho reason for so late and un reasonable an intrusion? ' Docs Mrs. Grant still rcsido here ?' in quired the stranger in a kind but earnest lono, ' Sho does,' replied the nurse ; 'but sho is dangerously ill, and wo fear cannot live many hours; you cannot see her.' ' Gracious heavens!' exclaimed tho stran ger: and so audibly wefrT'lho words pro nounced that the sound fell on tho ears of Alice, and her heart beat wilh strong and distressing emotions. 'I must seo her, con tinued Ihe stranger; 'do not deny me, mad am, quick quick !' nnd ho gently pressed open the door, still held by the surprised and oven terrified nurse. Alice listened to Ihe sounds without being able to decide (heir import; hut at length, fearing (hat her mother might be disturbed, she stole softly out ol tho room lor the pur poso of ascertaining what the stranger wanted. Alico! Miss Alice,' said the mine, as she annroached. But boforo sho had finished what sho was attempting to say, the slrangor inquired with a countenanco wild with emotion. 'Is this Alice Grant?' nnd tho next moment ho swooned and fell on tho floor. Miss Alice,' exclaimed tho agitated nurse what does all this mean? who can this be? what shall wo do ?' Alico herself stood aniWed ; hut as the light fell upon tho features of ilia apparently lifeless stranger, a thought flashed across her mind, nnd tho following moment she was nearly falling beside him. Nurse,' alio said, softly but quickly, 'hand me some water.' This she supplied liberal ly to the temples of thestianger, who slowly recovered his consciousness, and ut length sat up. He looked around, and presently fastened his eyes most intently and inquir ingly on tho pale and motionless Alice. ' Yes, yes,' he exclaimed, 'it is she ; it is it is my own beloved Alico !' ' Charlos Clmrloi my brother 1' utter OCTOBER 17, 1845. rd Alice, as sho full upon his bosom. O heaven bo praised I Charles, is ll is it you 1 Oh mother mother 1' Tho sound of voices reached tho dying mother, and sho inquired, 'Alice, my child, what what did I hear, Alice?' Alice, scarcely able (o stand, hastened to her bedside, and taking licr mother's hand, already cold with death, spoko in accents tremulous for the whole frame was agitated; tremulous, but kind. ' What did I hear, Alice ?' tho mother soft ly whispered. 'I thought ho had come. Did 1 dream, Alico t' ' Mother, dear mother,' said Alien, pulling her face closo to Iho cold f.ico of her dying parent, hiiu scarcely ablo lo draw u breath 'who did ynu think had conic?' ' Why, Charles; it seemed ns ifho had come. But I dreamed did I, Alice' 1 Mother,' said Alice, 'could you sec him ? could you sustain il if you could soo him V 'Surely, child; whv "l long lo soo him ; and I did think 1 should see him onco more beforo I died.' At this instant tho door softly opened, nnd Charles approached, cautiously inquiringly. ' Mother,' said Alice, 'hero can you look upt do you know who this is!' 1 Who is il, Alico, who is it?, inquired the half wild but still conscious mother. ' Mother,' softly whispered Charles, as ho kneeled down nnd kissed her cold cheek, mother, my dear mother, Oh will vou can you forgive your long-lost, but penitent, broken-hearted child t Charles, my dear Charles! is it indeed you 1' said the now dying mother, nt the samo lime endeavoring to put her wan and feeble arm around his nuck. 'My dear bov you have come ; yes, I said you would conio you have ; yes, I can now praise God. One question, Charles, nnd I die in peace is my boy a penitent V Mother,' said Charles, his tears nearly choking his utterance, 'dial Bible und n moth er's prayers have saved me. 1 liavo come, and in season lo ask forgiveness. 'Father, I liavo sinned against heaven and in thy sight, and am no moro worthy to be called thy son.' Mother, my dear mother, and will you faigivo mo ulso.' Enough, enough,' said tlio departing mother; 'yes, it is enough!' her counte nance beaming, as it were, with seraphic joy. ' I am nearly through ; but go, my son go my dear Alice, and publish it to tho moth ers of the land, what I have found true and will continue true as long as praying mothers exist "His laving kindness changes not." For a fow moments following it wns thu't suo iiau ceascu 10 urcainc; out sue revivcu sufficiently lo press onco moro, gently, the i i . i. i . i . hands of Charles and Alice; and then sho was heard singing, in a faint and scarcely nudiblu tone, those beautiful lines which she had often expressed a wish that she might have occasion to sing : " Soon shall I pats the gloomy vale, Soon nil my mortal powers must fail O may my lat expiring breath, His loving kindness sing in death." The prayer was answered. 'His loving kindness, wero the last sounds which were heard. They ceased hero only to be resum ed, und to ho sung by tho glorified nnd tri umphant saint beforo the throno of God. SIGNAL GOOD LUCK. A letter from a friend in Canton, under date of May 25th, received by the Rainbow, which arrived at New York, relates tho fol lowing striking and interesting fact : "A Spauih schooner of uhnut 100 tons, now here, the Quarleroon, of Manilla, has met with thn richest luck that, so far as I know, is nn record. It appears thai she started from Manilla, for the avnwed pur pose of fishing upon the Shoals, ns tho cap tain states, ho saw an anchor, having a chain fast to it, which ho traced along until he found a wreck ; and having 'divers' on board, ho sent them down to sco what might bo found on. board. One man nt last brought up a black pioco of metal which ho called lead, but which tho captain knew to bo largo syceo silver, weighing about 70 dollars! Tho man reported any" quantity moro below ; so at it all hands went, and worked till the) had brought up the vuluo of 150,000 dollais in these ingots of silver, the crew all tho while supposing that they had lead. Tho captain got all he dared to trust his crazy craft with, and then madu sail for China. He arrived hero about (wo months sinco, and sold his syceo to a house to whom ho consigned his vessel. He then returned to Manilla, fitted out again for his shoal, picked up 25,000 dollars more, got ull the ship's anchors and cables, and all her old fastenings in shape of iron knees, bolts, &c. and ulso her water casks, and now is hero ain. Ho has sold his sycee, and the re mains of the wreck ore to be sold ut public auction in a day or two. No ono knows what vessel it was that this treasure belonged to. A chronometer was picked up ulso but that leads to nothing, and as yet the mystery is not solved. It is sup posed by ntviny Inat tho vessel was cast away ; and that some ol the crew goi lo Manilla and reported the loss, and the mon- oy on board ; and that this captain, having kept quiet tor a year, or perhaps n dozen, till all was forgotten, started this fishing ex pedition. This, however, is only surmise. If ho knows tlio vessel s, he does not toll it. Ho seems lo have acted honorable. He first cave the money over lo tlio Insu rance offices, who immediately awarded him ono third of it, and after investigating the matter, gavo him the remainder. My own opinion is, that his story of first seeing the anchor, then Ihe chain, dsc, is a fabrication ; as the water casks ho has brought apnoar never to have been under water. I think the vessel's belweon-decki have always been clear of water ; and ho had lo burn her to gel tho bolts, Sic." Our correspondent vouches for this state ment. The money, he says, has all passed ihroneh his hands. The pieces of silver weighed about 50 ounces each. Boston Traveller. VERMONT LEGISLATURE. Thursday, Oct. 0, 1845. Agreeably to the Constitution and Liws of the State of Vermont, the Seniors and Repre sentatives elect convened at Ihe State House on Thursday, the Oth of Oi:t., A. D. 1845. 10 o'clock, a. m. SENATE. Tho Secretary of last year's Senato called the body to order. Prayer was offered by Rev. John Gridley. ThoVoll of Senators was called, whereupon It appeared that all the Senators were present except Mr Marshall of Essex. The oath of offico having been at'inintstcred, tho Secretary announced that his Honor, Horace Raton, being absent, ths firal business In order was tho election of a President pro lem. Mr Bradley nominated Mr J. Barrett. Mr Richardson nominated Air L. B. Vilas. Messrs. Noyes and Sabin wero appointed tellers. Mr Barrett, having received 22 of 29 voter, was declared elected, and took the oath of of. lice. On motion of Mr Morgan the Sepato pro. cceded to tlio election of Secretary and assis tant Secretary of thn Senato. Mr T. T. Barrett nominated Do Witt C. Clarlto Esq of Brandon, and Mr. Noyes nomi nated Luther B. Poland, Eq. of Morristown. Messrs. Uichrrdson and Chittenden were ap pointed tellers. Mr Clarke, having received 22 of 23. votes, wan declared elected, and was sworn. For assistant Secretary, Mr Winn nominated Frederick Billings of Woodstock, and Mr Smith, Charles Reed, E.-q of Monlpelier. Messrs. Clapp and Vilas wero appointed tellers. Mr Billings, having received 22 of 23 votes, 'vas declared elected, and took the oath of office. On motion of Mr Sabin, tho Senato proceed ed to tho choice of Chaplain, and Rev John Griilloy was nearly unanimously elected. The Chair appointed the following Senators Canvassing committee on the part of the Sen ate. Mrfsrs. Howe, Hurd, Chittenden, Billing?, Woudbridge, Onion, Bellows, Page, Smith, lleinis, Marshall, Noyes, Simonds, Ladd. Ilesolulions. By Mr Woodbridge, that the rules of the last session be established as the rules of this, until otherwise ordered ; adopted. By Mr Hodges, that a committee of two bo ap pointed to inform his Excellency the Governor of the organization of tlio Senato; adopted, and Messrs. Noyes and Smith were appointed uio committee, uy ftlr I . I . Ilirrett, that tho Secretary cause to be provided one daily and one weekly newspaper for tho use of the Presi dent, Secretary and each Senator : adopted. Joint Resolutions By Mr Murgan, that both nouses meet a: a o'clocls tins atternoon to hea tho report of the canvassing- committee. Bv Mr Morgan, that tho Secretary of the Senate aud Clerk of the House procure to be published 400 copies of a Legislative Directory for the uso of the Legislature. By Mr Wooodbridge, t tlio joint rules of lat session to ostabli3li I oil as the joint rules of this, until otherwise or' dered. Severally adopted. Mr Sibin moved that when the Senato ad. journe, it bo to meet this afternoon at 3 o'clock: t 1 cameu. Senato adjourned. HOUSE. At 10 o'clock A. M., tho members elect hav, inir met in mo nenresenta ives' i . were caueu to oruer ny mo secretary of Slate, qual uicu anu uirccieu to i nc election ot Sneaker. Mr Swift nominated Hon. E. N. Bri"23 of 1 , .... . " . . nranuon, sir .uareion nominated lion. Daniel Kellogg of Rockingham, and Mr. Beers nomi nalcd Keobcu Farnsworth Esq. of Wcslford. i lie Danot resulted as lollows: E. N. Briggs, Daniel Kellogg Reuben Farnsworth, Orlando Stevens, J. T. Marstnn, John A. Beers, 105 03 0 5 1 1 189 Wholo number So (he Hon. E. N. Uriggs was elected, who signified his acceptance, in a brief address, in. vouing the indulgence of the House for any errors into which he may fall, and expressing his confidence that order and decorum will be strictly observed, and the business of the session completed as speedily as is consistent with the" deliberation duo to every topic of legis'atii u. The House then proceeded lo ballot for Clerk pro tempore, and Febrand F. Merrill, Esq. of iMumpuiiiT, was ciecicu : Ferrand F. Merrill, 113 Charles G. Eastman, 02 R. V. Marsh, 10 On motion of Mr Adams of Grand Isle, the rules of the House for the last session were adopted for the time being. A resolution of the Senate, fr a joint assem bly at 3 o'clock A. M. this day, to hear the re port of the canvasjing committee, was concur. ed in. The Speaker nominated and tho House ap pointed tho followini; centlemen to loin the committee of the Senato and canvass the votes for state officers : Bennington Messrs, Blackmer, Benteler. Gardiner. Windham Messrs. Hall, Stoddard, Morse. Windsor Messrs. Harlow. Danforth, Chur chill. Rutland Messrs. Gilmorc of Rutland, Clark, Maxliarn. Addison Messrs. Lawrence, Frost. Stronu of Slarkshoro'. Orange Messrs. Jones, Buchannan, Burton. Chittenden Messrs. Pease. Fletcher, Fair- child. Washington Messrs. Tilden, Holdon, Car penter. Caledonia Messrs. Fairbanks, Wesson, Wilmarth. Franklin Messrs. Clark, Mason, Drury. Orleans Messrs. Nelson, Wheuluck, Hitch cock. ' Lamoille Messrs. Keeler, Waterman, Ben son. Essex .lfessre. Howe, Fry, Crawford. Grand Isle Messrs. Adams, Davis, Hoi- comb Mr Rico of Somerset introduced a resolution adopting ihe joint rules of iho last session for the timo being; adopted. . Mr. Billou inirodurcd a resolution providing that tho Speaker shall invito (he cierevmrn of Monlpelier lo officiate in rotation as chaplains of iiiu ijuueu , auopieu. Mr Maxham introduced a resolution for one dally and ono weekly paper lo each member ; adopted. Air Crowley introduced a resolution to ad. journ to 3 P. M. this day, when the liouso ad journs : adopted. Air Alaxham introduced a resolution for 400 copies o(.tho Legislative Directory ; adopted. Aujourneu. SENATE Afternoon. 1 Mr Marshall of Essex appeared, was sworn, and took his scat. Jlous Resolution That the ioint rules last session be adopted as the joint rules of the1 VOL. XIX No. 20. I present, until otherwise ordered; concurred in. The hour having arrived for going into joint assembly, tho Wenalo repiured to the hall ul liouso nt Representatives. Tho Senato havimr returned from iuinl n. sembly, Mr. Noyes introduced a joint resolution providing for a joint assembly at 4 o'clock thin afternoon for the election of Governor, Lieut uovernor and t reasurer for tho year ensuing adopted. Air Hodges introduced a mint resolution nm. vidinir for County Conventions of Fridav. at :t o'clock p. m. to nominate County nfficors, and for a joint assembly on Saturday next at 10 a. m: to make tho county appointments ; adopted. Tho hour designated for joint assembly hav ing arrived, the Senato proceeded to tho Hall of the House of Representatives. un the return of the Senate, Mr. Sabin moved that a committee bo appointed to inform His Honor Horace Eaton, of his election as Liout. Goiornor; carried. Messrs, Sibin and Richardson wore appoint ed tho comnittec. HOUSE Afternoon. A resolution from tho Senate, for a Leulsla. tive Directory, was concurred in. 1 lie oenate came in, when the canvassins committee reported the votes for State officers' as lollows : For Governor. Wm. Slide, 22,770 Daniel Kettw, 18,504 Win. R. Shafter, 0.534 Scattering, 362 Total, 43.2G0 For Lieut Gov. Ilo'raco Eaton, 23,201 Wyllys Lvman, 16,402 Horatio Necdham, 0,503 Scattering," 90 Total, " 49,203 For Treasurer, John Spalding, 23,053 Jlinicl JJaldwin, 19,404 Zonas Wood, 0,434 Scattering, 10 Total, 43,020 The Senate retired. Tho memorial of S. Danforth and 31 others. praying for improvement in common schools, was rctorred to tlio committee on Education. A resolution from the Senate, to elect State officers at 4 o'clock this afternoon, was concur- ed in. Mr Rice, of Somerset, introduced a resolution to meet in county and probate district conven tions on Fridiy next, 3 o'clock r. M., to nomi nate county omccrs and Judges of probate, and that both Houses meet on Saturday, at 3 o'clock r. i., lo complete the appointments ; adopted. The Senate came in, and the joint assembly proceeded to elect state officers with the follow ing results : Governor, William Slade, 132 elected. Diniel Kellojig, 75 Win. R. Shafter, 14 221 130 elected. 73 12 1 222 13f elected. 12 Lt. Gov., Horace Eaton, Wyllys Lvman, Horatio Neediiam, Blank, Treasurer, John Spaldino, Daniel Baldwin, Zcnas Wood, 223 The Senate withlrew. Fjiidav, Oct. 10, IS 15. SENATE. Prayer by the Chaplain. His Honor Horace Eaton appeared and took the oath of office. On taking tho chair, the President made a brief but elegant address to the Senate, expressive of Ins lively sense of the honor conferred upon him, and of his deep anx iety to discharge the duties of his station impar tially and faithfully. A communication was received from his Er. cellency the Governor elect, informing tho benate or Ins intention to take his oath of office at 2 o'clock this afternoon, and to deliior his message at 10 o'clock a.m. to-morrow, and also announcing his appointment of George H. Bea man as Secretary of Civil anj Military Affairs. On motion of Mr. JiilliiiL's, the Senate pro ceeded to the election of standing Committees, as ful lows : 0;i Zmanc--5IcsErs. Rich, Fifield, Onion. On JudiciaryMessrs. J. Barrett, Vilas, Woodbridiro. On Claims .Jfossrs. Hurd, Noyes, Hojges. On Education Messrs. Sabin Smith, Com?, bell, (Jn Agriculture Messrs Button, Lidil.IIoive. On Manufactures MesSj3, Winn, Billings, Richardson. On Elections Messrs. Morgan, Fifield Clapp. On Military A. fairs Messrs. T. T. ilirrett. Page, Brownell. On Roads and CanalsMessrs. Chittenden. Marshall, Bellows. On Bans Messrs. Bradley, Smith, Sfas. On Land Taxes. ..Messrs. Bemis. Richard. sou, Simonds. Messrs. J. Barrett, Vilas anj Hodges were appointed by the chair a committee on Rules. Resolution. From tho House, designating 3 o'clock this afternoon for county conventions, and 10 o'clock to morrow for a joint assembly to make county appointments ; concurred in. Bill Introduced. By Mr J. Barrett, authoris ins: appeal to tho Supremo Court from dis orders and decrees of any chancellor, affecting me oaieiyrunu; reierred lo compntteo on banks. Petitions Presented. By Mr Billinors. of Martin Perry and 40 others ; by Mr Campbell, of David Allen and others; by Mr J. Rirretl, of Joel Clapp and 72 others; by Mr Page, of Jacob Kent and a others, several v referred to tlio committee on Education. By Mr Campbell, of Sylvester Grout ; referred to Judiciary Com mitlee. By Mr V. T. Barrett, of Wm.'Rounds Jr.; referred to committee on Claims. Adj. HOUSE. Prayer by Rev. Mr Manser. The chair appointed the committee on rules. Messrs. Swift, Kellogg and Slovens. Tho Governor sent a communication (o the House, (same as to tho Senate.) Resolutions. By Mr, Bill, fur a joint assembly 10 A. M. Wednesday next to elect Judges of the Supremo Court and Secretary of Stale ; laid on the table. By Mr Fairbanks, instructinu the judiciary committee to examine the railroad charters ol tins stale and enquire whether any legislation is ncccssaiy to place all on an equal basis, und especially In reference to tho taxation of tho stock. i Mr F. mado explanitory remarks, urging jus tice and equality to all companies, ronsittent with a sacred regard to Ihe faith of the state, which we hope to givo In full hereafter. Tho resolution was passed. 71,71 Inirmhu-eJ. Bv Mr Sivlfi. taniniT Add'sori Co, which was referred to, tho 'members' from ofl iht ruuntv. The House proceeded to ballot for, Cleik, 1ST"

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