Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, January 26, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated January 26, 1855 Page 1
Text content (automatically generated)

mm Li ! VOL. XXVII WHOLE NO. 1,430. Vialid el tft. 6 CMtzt Strict, Burlmftm, Yt, EftlTOM AMU rr.oi'iutToni. Terra uf Subscript. oiit lor Vllttrt SiilierlUfi. inrbltcd til 6 Carrier, 52 60 If paid ttri'tty in adranos, 2 00 For Mall Subecribr and those wlio Ulte It it th Offiee. 3 00 If paid itrietty In adTtie, 10 iVTio pay not !n adranes but before six moullu, 1 After si i mcntln, . 2 00 Intartst ehirgeable after the jcr' end Terra of Subscription for Dully I'icc l'rr. To YUlag nbetlbcrr per atiOHfti, 01 thojcnhorecctTf it hj Mail, for six month 2 00 Or per annum, 4 00 ALWAYS IT At'T ttftE. No nubjcrlptlon stopped until all aircnm;;? are paid, except at the option of th publisher, or diieontlnned unlfss by posit. re order. Price for VilrrrtMup In AVocMy, One tquare, 10 lln.s or Ins in ininton tolM, hre instrttons, - - $1 00 Kach insertion aftrr the third, 2 cK per lint. I'gfll notices ten cpiiIs n, line, more or Ice", for three weeks. YearW adrertiser' occupying four pumm or taore with prlrilfgo of change, nt a Mr discount. The pririlege of yenrly Rdtcrttsrri ! limited to their own Immediate business, in their own namej ted all advertisements for the benefit of other well as legal advertisements find ndrcrtli-c-ments of auction sale, and advertisement nlth the l.ame of other person1, fnt in hj them, must be j-ald for at the usual rates. No report, reu.ut.oin or proceedings of any cor poration, roaietv, aoociatinn or public meeting, nnd lit communication designed to call attention to any taatter of limited or individual interct can be In serted, unless paid for a an advertisement. No advertisement can be inserted gralultnuly for iharttable or other eocletlc, publio Institution or companies. Contracts for early advertising will not bo dls nontinued, unlfm an order to that effect Is left at the ijfHf$ and when discontinued in les than a year, Mf price of a uholt ytnr will le charged , V U K K r it i: s DOOK So JOB PRINTING OFFICE, No. 6 CM lege St., Burlington Vt. Books, Pamphlets, IUnpbillh, Pho';rammk, GiacPLAfts, Hlavks, Uillhrada, Card.Ac., lUeouted In both Plain and Ornnm.nU.1 style, with neatness, accuracy and promptitude. G. G. BENEDICT, COMMISSIONER FOR Til ) STATU OF NEW YORK. OjficttVrtt Press Rooms, liurtington, Vermont, C. 7 BENEDICT, COMMISSIONER FOll TIIK STATU OF VERMONT, IN NEW YORK. Ot't'lCC 70 Ifatl Street. Fire and Marine Insurance. :ET.A IXSURA'VCE C'O s or UARiroRD, con.v, CArnii $."00 ,000; surplus 150,000. Connecticut Insurance Co., or tusiroRD, cov.s cvntal 200,00 0 scri-uts $35,000, NORTH WESTERN' IXSruiANGK CO. or oswrao, .. t. capital 200,000 ; Roger WlUlam's Insurance Co., 0? TROTIDEKCF., R. I. CAPITAL 100,000. INSURANCE in amount not exceeding 50,000 dollars ia ceo risk, taken by Iho subscriber, as Abent of tho above Companies, at fetr an n'lo quate rates. LIFE INSURANCE will be olfcoteJ in Joint mock bod Mutual Insuranco Companies of tho first stand log, S. WIRIS. ilurllnfttin, Vt., September. dtf JOHN B. WHEELER, HEAL ESTATE AGENT, 13 PICK'S llt'ILDINO, UUKLINUTON, - - - - VUIUIONT. Tartloular attention given to tlio purchaio and sale of Real Estate, the investigation of Land Titlo., Leasing, Collccttns Rents, Insuring, Paying Taxes, d-d &c, de. j-diitf Life, Fire and Marine Insurance. C. F. DAVEY, Agent. Office, North-west corner of tho new Town If all I1URLINUTON, - - Vt. May J3d. dlitly SALHOA WlltJvS, AHorncy nnd Counsollor nt Lntr, OVFICE OVER COMMERCIAL BASK, HUItl.I.NfiTON, Aprils, 1855. dlf C. F. DAVEY ' ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW AND SOLICITOR IX CIIAKCERY, Office North.w est corner of new Town Hall. Ilurllnston, ---- Vermont. May 23d. dAwly 1853. Tim ISM. DONEU.IIVA IIOTF.L, Notre Dame Street, M O N T K i: A I, J. H. DALY. AprilW. dJLwtl M. OSTHEIM, IHI'OaTKK Of WINES and LIQUORS, 13 t'ror.1. Mtrcel, ( Two djeri ran Coenliii Sli,) N U W . V It K . M.J 1,1851. diwtf New England Typo ST E It EOT Y I'E FO U N DRY, EUeblisbed in 18:t. IIOBAKT k KOUKIIVS, XO. 66 CONGRESS BTRRIIT,, U03T0N, MASS. Electrolysing ) Type Cofperfaccd. BfiNRT B. HOgiKT. JOSEfU U'. ltOSB!!S. Maroh JS, 1851. diwly 3.'iiil-3ii;r:i sis. ORDERS RECEIVED TOR MARHIAOK AD. drese, Tarty, and Business Conj'er.rl&te Kit. ared Cards. Those who already hare engraved plates of their Cardt.caa have them nratlvprinted atshort nrtlce. jyApplyattbo REE PRESS 01TICE, where Ajttms et'aniL'. f'rs can be seen. May 30. dltlf E:eO(JTM & WOOE, UCNKKAL COMMISSION MKIICIIA.NTS ro THintEor iroor. ,i.yz cauyniY viuuiuci:, NO 136BTATUHTIini.T m.. rnueTuR, ( ... .... m. r. wooi,, liohron 'PREY aoliolt oouslgnraeat, of all kinds if Coun - try Froduue, fur which cash advances will bo code, and to the sale aud reluri.i of which prompt attention will be given, REFERENCES. Alw,ri. lllU'ncock.Cobb 1 Yviatlov, R. F. Fletcher A Co.. I " Ulanchard.Conrerso 4 Co., ! " 1". i r. Ulce. 5" O. N.Keymokri!3oni,Oid,i.sburj,N, V " Cox .t Huhbcll, Potdaui,N. V.' " Melg.i Weed, Mnlnne.i,'. V. " Hooves A Stevens, Ciuduoatl, Out' . " Hodjes Owen, Rutland, Vt. If. U. S.wles, E.i sit. Albans.M. . tsmuel Morgan, Et., Vergers, Vt. " r. V . LanLlun. Acenl. T II J J . 1851. Uj!icj.i3tri:s,.V. yj dtf P.'.N'.'IM) ! J. FARE. t n a c: it e it Itutlnnd. If A N t: 1 N , teriuout. T8 prepared to furnish Vistz Mi'sic, any num. vv,vi io suit me oceusion. MLL,.Ituu.M danclog, 11. J late H tstyle, tauU In ,i it. orancues. Oct. 6, 1851, ti MISUELLANV. Dlckpn' Cliiintinne Story, Tho Seven Poor Travellci-a. (From Htuscl.oU Vords.J me riFtcr. Strictly epoaking, tlicro wcro only six I'oor Tr.ivtillcve but, being a truvollor lnyeolf, though an idlcono, unu being witliul :is pour aa 1 hope to hn, I brought tin; number up to eovtu. TliiB word of explanation is duo nt onco, for wlmt e.iys tho ineurintion over tlio quaint old dour! Richard alls. Esn.. by his Will, dt?d n Aug. 1570, founded this Ch.lllly for Six poor Travellers, vrho not being Koguos or Proctors Way receive grutls lor one Night lodging, Entertainment, nnd four-pence each. It was in tljo nncivnt little city of Kothes tcr, in Kent, of all tho good days in the year upon .a Christmas that 1 stood leading this insciiption uut the ijnaiut' old door in question. 1 had bocn wandering aliont tlio neighboring Cathedral, nnd hud seen the tomb of ltiidiard H'atts. with tho effigy of worthy Master Hichard Btartinr out of it like a ship's figurc-lieiul and Iliad felt that 1 could du no leas, us I give the Verger his fee, th in inquire the way to Watt's Charity. The way being phort end very plain, 1 liad coin" prosperously to tlio inscription and the quaint old door. ' Now,' slid 1 to niy-elf, as I looked at tlio knocker, ' I know I am nut a l'roctor; 1 won der whether 1 am a lloguo'1 t'pon tin whole, though Conscience repro duced two or three pretty faces which might have had euialler attraction fora moral O'o li.ith than they had had lor ice, who uui but a Tom Thumb in that way, 1 came tu tho conclusion that I was not'arngue. So, be ginning to regard tho establishment as in some sort my property, bequeathed tome and divers cn-legatces, share and share alike, by the H'orshpful Master ltichard Vt'utts, I stepped backward into tho road to survey my inheritance. I found it to be a clean whito house, of a st.iid and venerable air, with tho quaint old door already three times mentioned, (an arched door.) choice little long low lattice windows, mid a roof of three gables. The silent High ktrcet of Rochester is full of ga bles, with old beams and timbers carvedinto strange faces, It is oddly garnished with u queer old clock that projects ocr the pave ment out or a grave red brick building, as if liuio i 0I, business there, and hung out his sign. bUoti... . v ,0 di(, . (trokc of work in Ilochestei, thanA l of the Komaiis, and the Saxons, and the mil? mans, and downto tho times of King John, when the rugged castle 1 will not undertake to say bow many hundred years old then was abandoned to the centuries of weather bich h ivo so defaced tho dark apertures in its walls, that the ruin looks as it tho rookB and daws had picked its eyos out. 1 was very well pleased both with my pro. perty and its situation, Vt'hilo I was yet surveying it with a growing content, I espied at one of tho upper lattices which stood open a decent body, uf a wholesome matronly an. pearance, whoso eyes 1 ctugut inquiringly addressed to mine. They said so plainly, 'Do you wish to sec the house!' that 1 answered aloud, 1 Yes, if you please.' And in a minuto tho old door openod, and I bent my hoad, and went down two steps into tho cully. This,' said tho matronly presenco, usher, ing mo into a low room on tho right, ' is where the travellers sit by the Cro and cook what hits of supper they'buy with their four penes.4 ' Oh' Then thayhavono Entertainment said I. For tho inscription over tho outer door was still running in my hoad, and I was men tally repeatinj in a kind of tune, ' Lodging, eulerln, timet und faurpene,. fiaeh ' ' They have a fire provided for 'cm,' return ed the matron a mighty civil person, not, as I could make out, overpaid : " and these cooking utensils. And tliis what is painted on a board, is tho rules for their behavior. They havo their fourpences when they got their tickets from the steward over tho way for I don't admit 'cm myself, they must get their tickets lirst and sometimes one buys a rasher of bacon, and another a herring, and another a pound of potatoes, or what not Sometime, two, or three ot 'cm will club their fourpences together, and make a supper that way. I3ut, not much of unything is to be got for fourpence, at present, when provis ion is so dear.' ' True, indeed,' 1 remarked. I had been looking about tho room, admiring its snug fire-sido nt the upper end, its glimpse of the street through the low iuttlhoncd window, and its beams overhead. ' It is very comfort able,' said 1. ' III conwenient,' observed tho matronly presence. I liked to hear her say so: foritshowed a commendable anxiety to execute in no niggard Finrit tho intentions ot Master Iticliaru 1 It-...- I,... ....IU .... .-..II i,i,itn. uui tuu iujiu vu9 ii'uuy ou null adapted to its purpose that I protested, quite enthusiastically, against her disparagement. ' Nav, ma'am,' s lid I, '1 am suro it is warm fn winter and cool in summer. It has a look of homely welcome and soothing rest. It has a remarkably cosoy fireside, the very blink of which, gleaming out into tho street upon a winter night,i8 enough to warm all Ro chester's heart. And as to the convenience of the six Poor Travellers ' ' I don't mean them,' returned tho pres. ence. ' I speak of its hoing an ill-conwo-nience to myBclf and roydaugtitcr. having no other room to sit in of a night." This was truo enough, but thcro was an other quaint room of corresponding dimen sions on the opposite sido of the entry ; so, I stepped across to it, through the open doors of both rooms, and asked what this chamber mas fori ' This,' returned tho presenco, ' is tho Board Room. Whero the genticmon moot when they corns here.' Lct me see. I had countod from the streot six upper-windows besides these on the ground 6tory, Making a perplexed calculation in my mind, I rejoined. Then the six I'oor Travel- lors sleep up. stairs.' My now friend shook her head. ' They sleep," sho answered, ' in two little outer gal. icries at tno nacR, wticro their beds lias al wats been, ever since the Chantv was f.iund ed. It being so very ill-conweniont to me things is at present, tho gentlemen aro going I to Lino ou a nit ol tho back yard and raako a I slip of a room fur 'cm thoro, to sit in beforo lliey go to nod,' nnu tno six i'oor Iravellere,' said 1, ' will be entirely out of the houso !' ' Entirely out of tho house.' assented the I presence, comfortably smoothing hor hands, i ' Which is considered much better for all par , ties, and much moro conwenient.' I had been a little startled, in the catho- ! of Master Richard Watts was bursting outof urai, uy tno emphasis with which tlio etogy his tomb nut l began to tliinu, now, that itmigiit no expected to corao across tlio lligli Struct some stormy night, and mako a di , turbanco here j llowbeit, I kont my thoughts to myself, and accompauiel tho presence to the little ! g tileries, at the back. 1 found thorn, on a tiny stale, like tho galleries in old inn yards ; and liny were very dean. Whllo 1 was looking at them, the matron gave mo to undcretand that the prescribed number of 1'norTravollers wcro forthcoming every nihtfrom year'send , to year's end ; and that the beds were always ociupiml. My questions upon this, and her replies. Ill-ought iih b.iek to the Board Room sj t v to tho dignity uf 'the gentlemen' nh.'io sl.n showed ine tho printed accounts uf the Charity hn ging up by trie window. , Truiii them I gathered that'tho greater part of the property bequeathed by tho Worshipful ' Miirtcr Richard Watts for the maintenance of this foundation, wits, tit tho period of his dtsilh, mere marsh-land , but that, ill cource of lime, it had been reclaimed and built up Oil, nml was vory considerably increased is ialue. 1 found, ton. that about a thirtieth p.ut uf the annual rcvinie was now expen led i un the puriuscs coiiiuotu ir t id in tho inscrip l.u i our, tho rest Mng handfiiuuly ! laid out in Chancery, law exnensos. collect ,r. I tn'l'' receivership, poundngt), and othir up. I pondages of iiiunageuieritjdghly complimen. ia,r iu ine luipuriuuce ui tue six s oor irav i I ellcrs. In short, I mado tho not entirely new discovery that It may bo said of an establish ment llko this, in dear Old Englind,ns or tho I fat oyster in tlio American story, that it takes a good many men to swallow it w hols. ' And pray, ma'am,' said I, scnsiblo that tho blankticss of mv faco heaaii to briuhtnn as a thought occurred to mo, 1 could one neo those Travellers!' Well ! she returned dubiously ; no! ' Not to-night, for instanco !' said I. Well ! she returned moro positively ; no. Nobody ever asked to see them, and nobody ever did seo them. As I am not easily baulked in a d:sign when I am set upon it, 1 urged to tho good lady that this was Christmas Eve ; and that Christmas comes but onco a year which is unhannilv too true, for when if bt-finsfn utnv with ui tho whole year round, we shall make this earth a very different placo; that I was posscsed by the desiro to treat tho Truvcl Icrs to n supper anil a temperate glass of hot Wii".iil ; that tho voice of Famo had been henid in the Ijiid , declaring my ability to make hot Wassail; that if I were permitted to hold the fenst, I should bo found conform able to reason, sobriety, and good hours ; in a word, that I could bo merry and wiso my self, and had been even known at n pinch to keep ethers so, although 1 was decorated with no badge or medal ,and was not a Brother, Ora tor, Apostle, Saint, or Prophet or any de nomination wlntever. In the end I prevailed, to my great joy. It was settled that at nlno o'clock that night, a Turkey and a piece of Roast Beef should smoko upon the board; and that I, faint and unworthy minister for once of Master Richard Watts, should preside as the Christmas-supper host of the six I'oor Travellers. I went back to my inn, to give tho neccssa. ry directions for tho Turkey and Roast Beef, and, during the remainder of the day, could settlo to nothing for thinking of tho I'oor Travellers. When tho wind blew hard against the windows it was a cold day, with dark gusts oTsleet alternating with periods nT wild lirightnets, as if tho year were dying fitfully 1 pictured them advancing towards their resting-place along various cold roads, and felt delighted to think how little they foresaw thesupper that awaited them. 1 painted their portraits iu my mind, and indulged in little heigthening touches. I made them footsore ; I mado them weary ; I mado them carry packs and bundles ; 1 made them stop by fingcr-instsnnd milestones, leaning on their lient sticks, and looking wistfully at what was ' written there ; I made them loso their way, and filled their lite wits with apprehensiuns of lying out all night, and being frozen to death. I took up my hat and went out, ..i:...l,n.l ln It. lnr lln (11,1 (Vail,, ,i looked over the windy bills that slope, 'down to the Medway ; almost believing that I could descry some of my Travellers in the distance After it fell darki and the Cathedral bell was heard in tho invisible steeplo quite a bower of frosty rimo when I had last seen it strik ing fivo, six. seven : I became so full of my Travellers that I could eat no dinner, and felt constrained to watch them still, in tho red coals of my fire. They wcro all arrived by this timo, I thought, had got their tickets, and wcro gone in. There, my pleasure was dashed by the reflection that probably some Travellers had como too lato and wcro shut out. After the Cathedral bell had struck eight, I could smell a delicious savour of Turkey and Hoa.t Hoof rising Srt th Ivtndnw of Illy adjoining bed-room, which looked down into uiu tuii-jrdrd, just whero tho lights of tho kitchen reddened a massive fragment of tho Castlo Wall. It was high timo to mako tho Vt assail now; therefore I laid up tho mate rials (which, together with their propor tions ftnd enntliintttinna J nillMt doclina to impart as tho only secret of my own I was ever known to keep,) and mado a glorious jorum, rsut in a bowl lor a lwl, anywhere but on a shell, is a low superstition Iraught with eoolinnund slopping but, in a brown earthenwaro pitcher, tenderly sullocated when full, with a coarso cloth. It being now upon tho stroke of nine, I set out for Watts's Charity, carrying my brown beauty in mv arms 1 would trust Ben tho waiter, witli untold gold but, there aro strings in tho human heart which must never bo sounded by another : and drinks that I make myself are thoso strings in mine. The Travellers were all assembled; the cloth was luid,aud Ben had brought a great billet of wood, and laid it artfully ou the top of tho lire, no that a touch or two of tho poker after supper should mako a roaring blaze. Having deposited my brown beauty in a red nook of the hearth inside tho fender, whero sho soon began to sing like an ethereal crick et, diffusing at tho samo time odors us of ripo vineyards, spico forests and orangn groves 1 say, having stationed my beauty in a place of security and improvement, I in troduced myself to my guests by shaking hands all around, and giving them a hearty welcome. I found the party to bo thus composed. Firstly, myself. Secondly, a very decent man indeed, with his right arm in a sling, who had a certain clean, agreeable smell of wood about him, from which I judged him to havo something to do with ship building. Third ly, a little sailor boy, a mere child, with a profusion of rich, dark brown hair, and deep womanly looking eyes. Fourthly, a shabby genteel personage in a threadbare black suit, and apparently in very bad cirumstanees, with a dry, suspicious look ; the absent but tons on his waistcoat eked out with red tape; and a bundlo of extraordinarily tattered pa pers sticking out of an inner breast twek'et. Fifthly, a foreigner by birth, but an English man in speech, who carriod his pipo in tho band of his hat, and lost no time in telling mc, inuuut,, !'nr!e. ongaging way, that l.e was a watchmaker from (jenova.and trav cited all about the continent, mostly on foot, working as a journeyman, and aoeing now countries possialy( I thought) also smug gling a watch or Bi, now and then' Sixthly, a littlo widow, who had boon very pretty, and was stilt very young, but whoso boauty had boen wrockod in somo great misfortune, and whoso manner was remarkably timid, scared und solitary, Seventhly, and lastly, a Traveller of a kind familiar to my boyhood, but now almost obsolcto a Book Pedlar who had a quantity of Pamphlets and Num bers with him, and who presently boasted that ho could repeat moro verses in an evo iiing than ho could sell in a twelvemonth. All these I have mentioned, in the order in which they sat at table, I presided, and the matronly presence faced mo. t, wcro not long in taking our placos, fur tho supper hud arrived with me, in tho following procession; Myself with tho pitcher. Ilen with Reer. luattentive Boy with hot I IuattontUreBoy wlthhot plates. platos. THE TURKF.V, Female carrying sauces to bo heated on the spot. THE REEF. Man with Tray on his head, containing Vegotables aud sundries. Volauteer hostler from Hotel, grinning, and rendering no assistance. As wo passed along tho High-street, Comot i:i,n r..r. .. i r..:i -r t ,.!i ,,mv, rfv mi. IUI, fill 1,1 liagrailLU UtMlltlU us which caused tho publio to stop, sniffling in wonder. We had previously tho corner of tho inn yard, a wnll-cyed' young man connected with the Tly department, and well uccustomod to tho sound of a railway whistle, which Ben alwuys carries in his wukci; wnosj instructions were, so soon ai 10 should hoar tho whistlo blown, to dash iu to tho kitchen, seize tho hot plum pudding and minco pics.and speed with them to Watts Charity ; whero they would be received (ho was further iu.tructcd) by tho sauce.fem ile, who wuuld bo provided with Lraudy iu a blue statoof combustion. All the.-o arrangements were executed in most exact and punctual manner. I never saw it finer tiukcy, finer beef, orgrcakr prodigal, ity of sauce and gravy ; and my Travellers did wondeilul justico to every thing set ba lore them. It mado ir.y heart rejoice, to oh. seivo how their wind-und-froit hardened fa ccs, softened in the clatter uf plates nnd knives and forks, and mellowed in tho liro and supper heat. While their haw and caps, and wrappers, hanging up ; n low tamtl bundles on the ground in a ooru-'r; und, iu another corner, three or four nld walking stliks, vvoriidov.ii at tho cud to mere fringe; linked this snug intcriurwith the bleak out. aide in u goldou chain. When supper was duue, aud my brown BURLINGTON, VT., FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1855. beauty had been elevated on the tabln, there was a general requisition to me, to1 like tlio comer ;' which suggested to mo comfortably enough, how much my friends hero tn tde oft fire -for when had I ever thought so highly of tho corner, since the dive when 1 connect, cd it with Jack Homer liowovor, as I decli ned, Ron, vvlioso touch on nil convivial in etruments is perfect, drew tho table apart, and instructing tny Travellers to open right and left on either side of me, and form round tho liro, closed up tho centre with myself and my chair, and preserved tho order wo had kept nt table, lie had already, in a tranquil manner, hoved the cars of the inattentive hoys until they had been by imperceptible degrees boxed out of tho room; and he now rajudly skirmished the sauce female into the High street, disappeared, nnd softly closed the door. This was tho timo for bringing the poker to bear cm tho Idllet of wood. 1 tapped it threo times, liko an enchanted talisman, and n brilliant lnt of merry-makers hurst out of it, and Fportcd off by tho rhiinney rushing up tho middle in n fiery country dance, and never coming duwnngiin. Mean while, by their spirkling light which threw our lamp into tho shade, I filled the glasses, and gavo my Travcllers.CmusTMvs! Christ mas Eve, my friends, when tho Shepherds, who were Poor Travellers too in their way. heard the AtigelsVnig, 'On earth, pearn Uood will towards men " 1 do not know who was the first among us to think tint we ought to take hands as we sat, in deference to the toast, or whether any one of us anticipated tho others, but at any rate we all did it. We then drank tn the memory of the good Master Richard Watts. And 1 wish his Ghost may never have had worse usage under thut roof, than it had from us' It was tho witching time for Story telling. ' Our whole life, Travellers,' said I, 1 isa sto ry mure or less intelligible generally les but we shall read it by a clearer light when it is ended. I f r one, am so divided this night between fart and fiction, that I snirco know which is which. Shall wu beguile the time by telling stories, iu our order as wo sit here They all answered, ' Yes, provided I would begin. I had little to tell them, but I was boutid by my own proposal. Therefore, after looking fur a w hilo at tho spiral column uf smoke wreathing up from my brown luauty, through which I ctaihl aliunt have swum I k iw the cfiuy of Master Richard Watts lcs startled than usual, I tired away In the voir une seven hundred and ninety-nine, u relative of iiiiiiccaiiie limp ing down, on fuot, to this town of Chatham. I rill it this town, because if any binly pre sent knows to a nicety w neio ivuuiilsll end and Chatham begins, it is mere than I do I la was a poor traveller, with not a farthing in his pocket, lie sal by tho lire in thisvery room, and ho slept one night in a bed that will he occupied to-night by some one hero. My rclativo came down to Chatham, to enlist in a cavalry regiment, if a cavalry regi ment would have him ; if not, to tako King George's shilling from any corporal or ser geant who would put a bunch of ribbons in his hat. His object to get shot ; but ho thought he might as well ride to doith as bo at the trouble of walking. My relative's Christian name was Richard, but bo was better knowuas Dick. Ilodrop ped his own surname on the road down, and took up that of Doubledick. Mo was passed as lticliard Doubledick; aged twenty-two; ingot, uve icet ten ; native place, Lxmoutl: ; which he had never been near in Ins lif'. Thero was no cavalry in Chatham when he limped over the bridge here with half a shoe to his dirty foot, so he enlisted into a rcgi- anTrorgcl' "ali"aJlloffllKw'" ljJ l'J Sct drl'k You are to know that this relative ol mine had gone wrong and run wild, ills heart was in the right place, but it was sealed up. Ho had beenlietrothed to it good and beauti ful L'irl whom ho loved better than she or perhaps even he believed ; but, in an evil hour, lie bad givetl her cause to say to linn, solemnly, 1 Richard, I never w ill marry any other man. I will live singlo for your Fake, but Mirv Marshall's lips' her nauio was Mary Marshall 1 never address another word to you ou earth. in, Richard 1 Heaven fnrgivo vou" This finished him. 1'his brought iiiin down to Chatham. This nude him Private Richard Doubledick, with a determination to be shut. Thero was not a more dissipated and reck less soldier in Chatham barracks, in one thousind seven hundred and ninety-nine, than Private Richard Doubledick. lie asso ciated with the dregs of every regiment. He was as seldom sober as ho could be, and was constantly under punishment. It became clear to the whole barracks thut Private Richard Doubledick would very soon he flogged. Now, the Captain of Richard Doubledick's company was a young gentleman not above live years his senior, whuso cyvs had an ex prcssinn in them which affected Private Richard Doubledick iu a very remarkable way They were bright, handsome, dark eyes what aro called laughing eyes gener ally, and, when serious, rather steady than severe but, they were the only eyes now lelt in his narrow world that Private Richard Doubledick could nut stand. Cnabashdl by evil report und punishment, defiant of every thing else and everybody else, be had hut to knuw that thon eyes looked at him fur a moment, and he felt ashamed, Ho could not so much ii6 salute Captain Taunton in the street, liko any other officer. Ho was re proached and confused, troubled by Iho mere possibility of tho Captain's hulking at him. In his jvorst moments he would rather turn back and go any distance out of his way, than 'encounter those two handsume, dark, "bright eyes. Ono day, when Private, Richard Dotibleditk c.imo out of tho Black Hole, where ho hid been passin ' tho last eight-and-forty hours, and in which retreat ho spent a good deal of his time, ho wasorderod to botako himself to Captain Taunton's quarters In tho stale and squalid stato nf a man just out of tlw Black hole, ho had less fancy than over for being seon by tho captain ; but ho was not so mad yet as to disoboy orders, and consequent ly went up to the terrace overlooking the parade-ground, whero tho officers' quarters wcro : twisting and breaking in his hands as ho went along a bit of the straw that had formed the decorative luruiture of the Blaik hole. Como in" cried tho Captain, when ho knocked with his knuckles at tho door. Private Richard Doubledick pulled off hia cap, took a stride forward, and felt very conscious that ho stood in tho light of tlio dark bright eyes. Thero was a tilont pause-. Private Richard Doubledick had nut tho straw iu Ids mouth, uuu Mao Kiituuuiiv uuuuiiut: it un lnmswmd. pipe and choking himself. ' Doubledick,' said the Captain yon know whero you aro going to!' Do ' To tlio devil. Bir !' faltered Douhlndirk Yes,' returned tho Captain, ' and very fast ' ' Private Richard Doubledick turned the straw of tho Black holo in his month, and mado a miserable saluto of acquiescence. 'Doubledick,' said tho Captain, ' sinco 1 entered Ids Majesty's service, a boy of seven teen I have been pained to seo many men of promise going that road; hut I bats never been so paiued to too a man determined to mako the shameful journey, as I huvo been, ever.inca yuu joined tho regiment, to teo you.' Private Richard Doubledick began to nd a film stealing over tho flour ut which ho looked: ulso to find tho legs of tho Captain's break fast tabio turning crooked, as if he saw them through water. ' 1 am only u common soldier, sir,'' slid lie ' It signifies very littlo what such a poor hruto comes to.' ' You aro a man,' returned tho Captain witli gvave indignation, ' of cduoition anl superior advantages; nnd if yon say that, meaning what you tuy, vou huvo sunk lowt.. than 1 had believed. " How low that mint U, 1 leavo you to consider; knowing what I know ol yuur disgrace, and beeing what I see.' ' 1 hope to "-t s!.ut s,un, sir,' said Plivato Richard Doubledick ; and then the roginimt, and tlio world toirethcr. will bo rid ol me I Tho legs of the table were becoming very '11 J.tM,.i,j y.nij, f nlUL-TOTlC crooked. Doubledick, looking up to steady hlw vision, met tho eyes that had so strong I an iuQucneo otcr turn. lie put his hand bcloro his own eves, and tho breast nf bis disgrace-j.ickct swelled aa if it would fly asunder. ' 1 would rather,' oald tho young Captain, see this in you, Doubledick. than I would KPt. HVt T linilu ,,, tmit.nna nttin,r, ....... this taMo fura gift to my good mother Iuvi vo J a mother ' 1 am thankful to aiv Bhois dead, sir.' ' If your praiacj,' returned tho Captain, 'wcro sounded from mouth to mouth through tho wholo regiment, through the whota army, through the whole country, you would wish she had lived, to say with pride and joy, 1 Ho ismyfon" ' Spare me. sir ;"' slid Doubledick. Sho would never havo hoard any good of me. Sho would never hat u had any prida and joy in owning herself my mothir. Love and com. sho might have had, and would have always h id, I know ; but not Spare ine, Bit' I am a broken wretch, quite at your mercy!' And he turned his faco to tho wall, and stretehed out hi imploring hand ' My friend ' begin the captain' ' God bless you, sir " sobbed Private- Rich arl Doubledick. ' Yuii are at tho crisis of your fite. Mold your course nnchanged, a little longer, und you know wliat must lupnun. I know even better than you can im iginc, that alter that has happened, vou are lust. .o man who cotill sli marks.' ihed tlios.i tears, could bear these I fully believe it, sir,' in a low, shivering, voice, said Private Richard Doubledick. '"liut a in in in any station ran do Ins duty' said tho young captain, 'and doing it, can earn his own respect, even if his case should bo so very unfortunate und so very lare, that he can eirn no other man's. A common sol dier, poor brute though you called him just now, has this udrantago in the stormy times wo live in, that he always does his duty b 'fore a host uf sympathising witnesses, Do you doubt that ho may u do it as to he extol led through a whole regiment, through a whole avmy, through a whole country! Turn whilo you may yet retrievo the past, and try.' " 1 will! I ask for only ono witness sir !" cried Richard, witli a bursting heart. 1 understand you. I will bo a watchful and a faithful one.' I have heard from Privato Richard Double stick's own lips, that ho dropped down upon his knee, kissed that officer's hand, arose and went out uf tho light uf tho dark bright eyes, an altered man. In that year, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, tho French wcro in Egypt, in Inly in ( M'riniiiiy, where not , Nuindw..,, Bon iparto had likewise began to stir against us in India, und most men could read the signs of tho groat troubles that were coming on. In the very next year, when we formed an alliance with Austria against him, Capt, Taunton's regiment vvas on service in Indi i. And there was not a finer non-commissioned officer in it no, nor in tho wholo lino than Corporat Richard Doubledick. In eighteen hundred and one, the Indian army were on tho coast of Egypt. Next year was the year of the proclamation of the short peace, und they were recalled. It had then become well known to thousands of men, that wherever Captain Taunton with tho dark bright cyrs, led, thero, closo to him, ever at his side, firm as a rock, true as the sun, nnd brave as Mars, would be certain to bo found, while life b'-ats in tlieir hearts, that famous soldur, Sergeant Richard Doubledick. Eighteen hundred nnd five, besides being the great ear of Trafalgar, was a year of hard fighting in India That year saw suoh wonders dune by a Sergeuut-Major, who cut ui'iSAr, IcUVi.-JlilP'.'S11 ,t.,!!!l- ?. enli'?.;"'"3 wbii h had been seized from tho haiid' ui'" a noor boy slut throuirh the heart, and rrseneil his wounded ciptain, who was down, and in a very jungl" ol horses' hoofs and sabres saw such wonders done, I say, by thi3 bravo Sergeant-Major, that ho was specially mule the dearer ut the colors he had won and En sign Richard Doubledick had risen from the ranks. Sorely cut up ill every battle, but always reinforced by tho bravest of m-ii for the fame of following the nld colors shot through and through, which Ensign Richard Double dick had saved, inspired all breasts this re giment fought its way through tho Peninsu lar War, up to tlio investment of Uadajos iu eig iteen hundred and twelve. Again and again it had cheered through the British ranks until the tears had sprung into men's eyes at the mero he iring of tno mighty British force so exult nit in their valor and thcre was not a driiniuier-boy but knew the legend, that wherever the two fiiends, Major Taunton, with the ilark bright eyes, and Ensign Rich, ard Doubledick, who was devoted to him, were seen to go, thero the boldest spirits iu the English army became wild to fulluvv. Oiie tiay, at Bad. ij is -not iu tho great storming, but in repelling a hot tally of the liesieged upon uur men at wurk in thu trench es, who having given way, tho two officers found themselves hurrying forward faco to face, ugauist a party of French iuftutry who made a stand. There was an officer at their head, encouraging his men a cour ageous, handsome, gallant officer of five and thirty whom Doubledick saw hurriedly, al most momentarily, but saw well, lie partic l.irly noticed this officer waving his sword, mid rallying his men with un eager und exci ted cry, when they tired in ohodience to Ids gesture, and Major Taunton dropped. It was over in ten minutes more, and Dou hlcdick returned to thu sjfjt where ho had laid tho best Iriend man ever hud, ou a coat spread upon the wet clay. Major l'auntun's uniform vvas opened at tho breast, and on his shirt were three little spots ol blood. Dear Doubledick,' said ho, ' I am dying.' ' For the lovo of Heaven, no!' exclaimed the other, kneeling down hesido him, and his arm round his neck to raise his dead. ' I'.tuutou I My preserver, my guar dian nngcl, my witness! Dearest, truest, kindest of human beings' Taunton 1 for God's sake '' The bright, dark eyes so very, very dirk now, the pale faco smiled upon him ami tho hand ho h.'d kissed thirteen years ago, luid itself fondly on his breast. ' Write to my mother . You will see Homo again. Tell her how wo became friends. It will comfort her, as it comforts me.' He spuke no more, but faintly signed fur a moment towards his liairas it lluttcrcd iu the wind, flic En. igu understood film. II" smi led ug.iiu when lie saw that, and gently turn ing his faea over on tho supiiorting arm us if for rest, died, with his hand upon the breast in which ho had revived n soul. No dry eyo looked on Ensign Doublodick, that melancholy day. Ho buried his fiiend on tho field, and became a loao.bereaveil man. Beyond his duty ho appeared to havo but two remaining cares in life one, to jireseno the littlo packet of hair ho was to givo to Taun ton's mother tho other, to encounter that French ofliccr who had rallied tho men under whose fire Taunton fell Anew legend now began locirculatoamungour troops and it was, that when ho and tno French officer camo face to faco onco more, thcro would bo weep ing in France. I'he war went on and through it vvent the exact picture of the French oflccr on the one side, nnd tho bodily rtality upon tho other until tho Bittllc of Toulouse wue fought. In the returns sent homo uppoared these words . 'severely vvounded.but not dangerously, Lieu tenant Richard Doubledick.' At Midsummer timo in the year eighteen hundred ami fourteen, Lieutenant Richard Douliludiek, now a browned soldier, seven and thirty ys.ira of age, camo homo to Eng land, invalided. Hahruught tie hair with him, near Ids heart. Many a French officer h id ho seen, sineo that day in my u dreadful night, in so.irol ing with men an 1 1 interns for his wounded, Ind he relieved French officers l lying disibled but tho mental picturo and ! the roality had never come togothcr. luouajn no was weal, and sutlarod rain, ho lust nut an hoar, in getting down to Frnmo in Somersetshire, whero Taunton's mother lived. In tho sweet, comnassionato words that naturally present themselves to the mind : to-night, ' iio was theouly son of his mother, and sho was a widow.' I It vvas a Sunday evening, and the lady sat ' at her quiet garden-window, reading tho Bible ; rending to herself, in a trembling voice, tliatvery passago in it, as I havo hoard him tell. Ho heard tho words ; Young man, 1 say unto thee, arise I' Ho had to pass the window ; and tho bright dark eyes of his debased time seemed to look nt him Her heart told who ho was; she camo to tho door, quickly, and fell upon tils neck. " Mo caved rae)fiom ruin, made me a human creature, won me from infamy and shame. O God, for ever bless him ! As Me will, Me will " " Mo will !" Iho lady answered. " 1 know ho is in heaven !" Then eho pltcously cried, " But, O, my darling boy, my darling boy !" Never, from the hour when Private Rich ard Doubledick enlisted at Chatham, had the Private, Corporal, Sergeant-Major, Ensign or Lieutenant, breathed his right name, or tho nami of Mary Marshal, or a word of tho story of his life, into any car. except his reclaimer's. That previous sceno in his oilstenoo was closed. Ho had firmly resolved that his ex piation should bo, to livo unknown ; to disturb no more the peace that had long grown over his old offences; to let it ho revealed when he was dead, that ho had striven and suffered and had never forgotten ; und then, if they could lorgive him and believe liiin well, it would be time enough time enough ! But, that night, remembering the words he had cherished for two years, ' Tell her how wo bee uui friends. It will comfort her as it comforts me,' he rclatod It erad ually seemed to him, as if in his maturity he had recovered a mother ; it gradually seemed to her, us if iu her liereavement, sho had found u son. During his stay in England, the quiet garden into which lie had slowly and j ainfully crept, a stranger, became the boundary of his home ; when he was ablo to rejoin his regiment in tho spring, ha left the garden, thinking, was this indeed the first time ho had ever turned his face towards the old colors with a woman's blessing ' Ha followed them so ragged, so scarred and pierced now, that they would scarcely hold together to Quatre Bras, and Ligny, He stood beside them, in an awful stillness of many men, Bhadowy through the mist nnd drizzle of a wet Juno forenoon, on the field of Waterloo. And down to that hour, the pic ture in his mind of the French officer liad never been compared with the reality. Thu famous regiment was in action early in the battle, and received its first check in many uneventful year, when he vvas seen to fall. swept on to avenge him, and left behind it no such creature in tho world uf consciousness as Lieutenant Richard Doubledick. m I Through pits ol mire and pools of rain ; along deep ditches, onco roads, that vvero pounded to pieces by artillery, heavy wagons, tramp of men and horses, and the struggle of every wheeled thing that could carry wounded soldiers ; jolted among tho dying and tho dead, so disfigured by blood and mud as to be hardly recognisablo for humanity; undisturbed by the moaning of men and the shrieking of horses, which, newly taken from tho poacofui pursuits of life, could not enduro the sights of the struggles lying by the way side, never to resume, their toilsome journey ; dead, as to any sentient life that was in it, and yet alive ; the form that had been Lieut enant Richard Doubledick, with whoso praises England rang, was conveyed to Brussels. Thero it was tenderly laid down in hospital . aud thero it lay, week after week, through the long bright Bummerdays, until the harvest, spared by war, had ripened and was gathered in. fiver and over again, tho sun roso and set upon the crowded city; over and over ugain the moonlight nigbto wore uie on tho j.lait,. nf Waterloo ; and all that time was a blank to what had been Lieutenant Richard Dnuble dick. Rejoicing troops marched into Brussels, and marched out ; brothers and fathers, sisters, mothers und wives, come thronging thither, drew their lots of joy or agony, and departed; so many times a'dc.y, the" bolls rang; sominy times tho shadows of the groat buildings chaugcU ; so many lights sprang up at dusk ; so many lcet pissed hero and thoro up in the ptvements ; so many hours ol sleep und cooler air of night sucoeded , indifferent to all, a mar) ilo face lay on abed, liko the face of a recumbent statue on tho tomb of Lieutenant Richard Doubledick.. Slowly laboring, at last, through a long, heavy dream ot confused timo and place, presenting faint glimpses of army surge-mis whom he knew, and of faces that had been familiar to his youth dearest and kindest ninuiig them Mary Mirshall's, with a solid tudi! upon it more liko reality than anything ho could discern Lieutenant Richard Doub ledick camo back to bile. To the beautiful life of a fresh quiet room with a largo window standing open ; a balcony, beyond, in which were moving leaves and sweet-smelling (lowers ; beyond again the clear sky, with the sun full in his sight, pouring its golden r.ulicnco ou his bed. It was so tranquil and so lovely, that he thought ho had passed into another world. And he said in a taint voice, 'Taunton, arc you near mo '' A faco bent over him. Not his . his mother's. 'I came to nurse you, Wa havo nursed you many weeks. You were moved here long ago. Do you remember nothing'' 'Nothing.' The lady kiscd his cheek, nnd held his hand, soothing him. Where is tho regiment! What has hap icncd ! Let me call you mother. What has happened, mother ;' ' A great victory, dear. The war is over, and the regiment'was the hravest in the field.' His eyes kindled, his lips trcmblod, ho sobbed, and tears ran down his face. He vvas very weak too weak to move his hand. ' Was it dark just now '' ho asked pre sently ' ' NV " It was only dark to mo! Somothig pass ed away, like a black shadow. But as it went, anil the sun O the blessed sun, how beuutifiil it is ! touched my face, 1 thouhgt I saw a light whito cloud pass out a the door. Was there nothing that went out!" Sho shook her head, and, in it littlo white, he fell asleep . she still holding his hand, ami soothing him. From that time ho recovered. Slowly, for he had boat desperately wounded in the head, and had been shot in tno Isidy; but, making sumo littlo advanco every day, When he had gained sufficient strength to converse as ho lay iu bed, ho soon began to remark that Mrs, Taunton always brought him back to his own history. Then, ho recalled his preserver's dying words, und thought, "it comforts her." Ono dvy, ho awoko out of a sleep, refresh ed, and asked her to road to him. Hut the curtain of tho bed, softening tho light, which she always drew back when ho awoke, that sho might seo him from her table at the bed side whero sho sat atwork,was held undrawn; and a woman's voice spoko which was not hers. 'Canyoubear to sue strangers!" it said softly. "" Will you like to tee a stranger!' ' Stranger he repeated. Tho voice awoko old memories, before the days of Privato Richard Doubledick. ' A stranger now, but not a stranger once,' it slid, in tones that thrilled him. 'Richard, dear Richard, lost through to many years, my namo ' "Ho cried out her name, ' Mary " and she held him in her arms, and his bead lay on her bosom. I am not breaking a rash vow, Richard. These are not Mary Marshall's lips thut speak. I havo another name.' Sho was married. ' I havo another name, Richard. Did you over hear it I' Never" 1I lookod into her faco, so pensively beau tiful, and wonde.'od at tho smile upon it through her tears. ' Think again, Richard. Aro you suro you never heard my altered namo !' Nevor" ' Do not move your head to look at me, dear Richard. Let it lie hero whilo 1 tell my story. I loved a generous, noble man loved him witli my wholo heart ; loved him for years and years j loved him faithfully, dovo tedly ; loved him with no hope of return ; loved him knowing nothing of his highest qualities not even knowing that he was alive. He was a brave soldier. Me was NEW SERIES, honorod and beloved by thousands of thou sands, when tho mother of his dear friend found me, and showed mo that ho had never forgotten mo, Mo was brought, dying, hero into Brussels, I came to watch and tend him, as I would havo joyfully gone, with such a purpnv!, to the dreariest ends of the eirth. When he knew no one else, lie knew me. When hi suffered most, he horo Ins n(Tritiga barely murmuring, content to rest his head where yours rests now. When ho lay at the point of death, he married mo.that ho might call me wifo beforo ho died, And tho namo. my dear love, that I took on that forgotten night ' ' I linowitnow!' ho sobbed. 1 The ehad ovvy remembrance strengthens. It is come back I thank Hoaven my mind is quite restored! My Mary, kiss me lull this weary hoad to rest, or I shall dio of gratitude. Hi's partin? words are fulfilled. I eoo Hotno a-j.iin Well' They were happy. It was a long recovery ,but they vvero hnppy through itall The enow had melted on tho ground, and the birds wore singing in tho leafless thickets of tho early Bpring, when those three were first ablo to ride out together, nnd when people Docked about the open carriage to cheer und congratulate Captain Itlcburd Doubledick. But, even then, it becumo neccsarv for the Captain, instead of returning to England, to complete his recovery in the climate of south ern Franco. They luund a spot upon the Rhone, within a ride of the uld town of Avig. nun und within view of its broken nrioi;t-, which was all they could desiro; they lived there, together, six months; then return d to England. Mrs Taunton growing uld alter three years though not so old as that her bright eyes were dimmed and remembering that her strength had been benefitted by the change, resolved to go back for a year to those arts. So, she went with a faithful servant, who hud often curried her son in his arms; and sho was to l rejoined and escort ed home, nt the year's end, by Captain Rich ard Doulilcdick, She wrote regularly to her children (as bIic called them now, and they to hrr. She went to tho neighborhood of AW and there, in their own chateau near the farmer's house she grew into intimacy with a family belong, ing to that part of trance. Iho intimacy began, nriier olten meeting among tne vine yards a pretty child ; n girl with a compas sionate heart, who was never tired of listen ing to thu solitary Englili iadv's stories of her poor son, and tho cruel wars. The family were us gentle as the child, nnd ut length she camo to know them so well, ttiat sho accept ed their invitation to pass the last month of her residenco abroad, under their roof. All this intelligence she wrote homo, piecemeal as it came about, from time to tiuij ; and, ut last, enclosed a polito uoto from tho head of the chateau, soliciting, on the occasion of his approaching mission to that neighborhood, tho honor of the company of cct lioinmo si justcmentcolebrc, Monsieur lo Cupitainc Richard Doubledick. Captain Doubledick ; now a liaidr hand some man in tho full vigor of life, broader across the chest and shoulders than he had ever been before, despatched a courteous re ply, and followed it in person. Travelling through all that extent of country after three years of Peace ho blessed tho better days on which tho world hud fallen. Tho corti was golden, not drenched in unnatural red ; vvas bound in sheaves for food, not trodden under foot by men in mortal light The einoke rose up from the peaceful hearths, not blazing ruins. The carts were laden with the fair fruits of the earth, nut with wounds and death. To him who had so often eeu the terrible revr-o, thee things wept l"iiutifiil indeed, and they brought, tilm In a sjttened spirit to the old chateau near Aix, upcii a deep blue evening. It was a large ch iteau of the genuine old ghostly kind, with round towers, nnd extin guishers and a high ieaden roof, and more windows than Aladden's Palace. The lattice blinds were all thro" n opwn, after the he-it of tho day, and there were glimpses of ramb ling walls nnd corrMora within. 'Chen, there were immense uutbuildings fallen into partial decay, masses of dark trees, terraco gardens, balustrades ; tanks uf water, too vv. ak to play and too dirty to wink ; stutues, weeds, und thickets ut iron railing that sjomeil to havo overgrown themselves like the shrubberies, and to have branched out in all ininner of wild shapes. The intrance doors stood open, us doors olten do in th it country when tne heat of the d iv is pissed ; and the Captain saw iio bell or knocker, aud walked in. Ho walked into a lofty stono hill, refresh ingly cool and gloomy after thu glare of a southern dty's travel. Extending along tfie four sides of this hall wis a gallery, leading to suites of rooms ; and it was lighted from the top. Still, no bell vvas to be seen. ' Faith,' said the Captain, halting, ashamed of the clanking of his boots, ' this is a ghostly beginning !' He sumo.! Itsetr und felt his face turn white. Ill the gallery, looking down at him, stood tho French officer ; tho ntlicer whuso picture he had carried in his mind so long and so far. Compared with the original, at last in every lineament how like it was ! He moved, und disappeared, and Captain Richard Doublestick heard his steps coming quickly down into the hall. He entered through an archwuy. There vvas a bright, sudden look upon his faco. Much such n look as it had worn iu that fatal moment. Monsieur le Capitaino Richard Doubledick' Enchanted to receive liim ! A thousand apo logies ' The servants were all out in tho air. There was a littlo feto among them in the garden. Ill effect, it was tho fete day of my daughter, tho littlo cherished and protected of Madame Taunton Ho was so gracious ami so frank, that Mon sieur le Capltaine Richard Doubledick could not withhold his hand. ' It is tlio hand of a bravo Englisliinm,' said the French officer, retaining it whilo lie spoke. ' I could res poet a bravo Englishman, oven as my foe ; how much moro as my friend ' I, ulso, am a soldier.' ' He has not remembered mo, as I have ra. membered liiui ; ho did not take such not of my face, that day, as 1 took of his,' thought Captain RichardDouhledick ' How shall I tell him I" The French officer conducted his guest into a garden, and presented him to his wife ; nn engaging and beautiful woniaii, sitting with Mrs. Taunton in n whimsical old-fashioned pavillion. His daughter, her fair young face beaming with joy, came running to embrace him ; and thero was a boy-Ulby to miuMa down among tin" orange trees on the broad steps, iu making for his father's legs. A multitude r children visitors wcro dancing to sprightly music; and all tho servants and peasants about tho chateau wcro dancing too. It was a sceno of innocent happiness that might havo been invented for tho climax of the scenes of Peace which had soothed the Captain's journey. Mo looked on, greatly troubled in his mind, until a resounding bell rang, and the French officer begged to show him his rooms. They went upstairs into the'gallery from which the officer had looked down ; and Monsieur le Capitaino Richard Doubledick was cordially welcomed to a grand outer chamber, and a smaller ono within, all clocks and draperies, and hoarths, and brazen dogs, and tiles, and cool devices, and olegtnce, and vastness. You wcro at Waterloo,' said the French officer. I was,' said Captain Richard Doubledick. ' And at Badaios.' Left alone with tho sound of his own stern voice in his cars, he sat down to consider. What shall I do, and how shall 1 tell him At that time, unhappily, many deplorahlo duels had been fought between English and French officers, arisiugoutof tho recent war ; and these, duets, and how to avoid this offi. cer'a hospitality, wcro the uppermost thought iu Cnptam Richard Doubledick's mind Mo was thinking and lotting tho time run oufiti which he should have dressed for din nrr, when Mrs Taunton spoke to him out side the door, asking if he could givo her the letter ho had brought from Mary 'Mis moth, cr, ahovo all,' tho Captain thought, 'Mow shall 1 tell herV You will form a friendship with your, host I hope,' said Mrs, Taunton, whom ho hur riedly admitted, ' that will last for life. Me is so truo hearted and generous, Richard, , that you can hardly fail to esteem ono anoth. YOL. 9, NO. 30, er. If ho had been spared,"sho kissed (not without tears,) the locket in which sho worn Ids hair, ' lie would havo appreciated him with Ids own magnanimity, and would have been truly hapr v that the evil days were past which made such a man his en"tny.' Sh"lert the room ; and thofnptain walked, first to one window, whenc lie could sso tho dancing in tho garden, thrncc to another win dow, whence ln could e tho smiling pro.pect and the peaceful vineyards. Spirit of my departed friend,' said he, ' is it through thee these better thoughts are rising in my mind ' Is it thou who hast shown me, all tho way I have been drawn to meet this man, the lilessings of the u1r red time ' Is it thuu who hast sent thy striik n mother to Inr, to stay my nngry hah , ' In it from thee the whisper romesthit this man did Ids duty no thou didst and as I did, through thy guidance, which has wholly saved ' hero on earth and that ho did no more" Me sat down, with ids head buried in his hands, and when he rose up, made the second frong resolution of his lifa That neither to tho French officer, nor to tho mother of his depart-d friend, nor to any soul while either of the two was livine, would he breathe what only he know. And when ho touched that French officer's glass with his own, that day it dinner, he secretly forgave him in the name of the Div ine Forgiver of injuries. Here I ended mv o- i.n n... ,: ,7 "V j . stic tit -i i u'tr Traveller. But if I had told it now. I emit,! h tve added tint the time has since come when ;onVfWFre7 fathers were bsfiure them, fought side by side in ono cause; with their respective nations, like long-divided brothers whom the better times have brought together, fast united. The i:neli-h Army in the Crimen. The following gloomy picture of the condi tion of things in the Englisti Army liefore Sebastopol, from tho leading article of tho London Timrs, of Dec. 23. 'There is no disguising tho matter. We are not speaking from our own correspond enco only. Wo are not saying what wo think alone. Wo say, on the evidence of every let ter that has been received in this country, and wo echo tho opinion of almost every ex perienced soldier or well-informed gentleman when we say that the nolhst army England inr sent frntn these shores An it'll sacrificed to the pr'sent intftnanagctnent Inrompetenrv lcthargy,aristocratic huuteur.official indiffer ence, favor, routine, perverstness and stupid ity reign, revel, und riot in thu camp before Sebastopol, in the harbor of Bal.tkiava, in the hospitals of Scutari, andhowmuch near er homo we do not venture to say. Wo say it with extreme reluctance no ono sets or hears any thing of tho Commander-in-Chief Officers who landed on the 14th of September, and have been incessantly engaged lit all tho operations of the seigc, are not even ac- qii.iinted with tho face of their commander. Had the eye of a General fallen on the confusion in tho harbor of Balaklavn, on tho impassable state of the road from that place to the camp on tho miserable con. uition of tho camp, on tho etate of the trenches, on the unprotected state of the right 11 ink before the Battle of Inkermann, and before that, on the circumstances under which tho fatal charge of Balaklava took place, we can hardly suppose thit so able a man as Lord Raglan undoubtedly is, would have prevented such errors and neglects. We only echo tho feeling of every letter from tho seat of war. In the officer and the privato alikn wv findaquict, resigned, uuimpassioned conviction that tho whole affair is bunglii in t). hup"!., and horrible manner Ev cry body perceive it in hisstate, in the slate nf hi e imralL, in the condition ol the eani and in the progress ot the siege, oung gen tlemen, bred in etcry luxury, and with an ample store of every military comfort were still at the last date wearing day and nothing but the threadbare clothes and ivarr out buots in which mey landed on t"ie 1 K i jf Sept"inlier. They hud nj taeans of getting up the tilings lalt behind in tlio triiispats. V iiat becomes of everything sent to lldLklu va nonndy knows, but, while they aro rotting thousind arc perishing for want of them Evei y body can point out something that should he done, hut t' ere is nobody to order it to be 'done and fifty thousand men, or what now remains of thim, are drifting inA thtir eyis '-n, int hand-bound, spell-hound, toward d structwn Do any of the letter, or any of the regimental officers returnid from "the war, give a different account' On the contrary, does it not come within every body s knowledge, as it does in ours, that tfie letter handed about in private circles, and not printed, lest they should prejudice the writer in the eyes of his superiors, give a far more gloomy account than any letters that wo have ventured to publish! The burden is furced upon us, and we must speak out. Good nature is a pleasant thing in its way, hut if Knl.ind is ever to be ruin ed, it will be by unseasonable good nature, by unlimited condonance, connivance, indul- genre, and all tho softer forms of virtue England has not become what it is by good nature, nor i good nature the one site ele ment of our social and commercial system. The period lor good nature is over in the Cri mea, and sterner qualities must now be invo ked into action, unless we would throw away the hit chance that remains lor redeeming the character of this country, now in fearlul jeopardy. Send out inen who will save the army not from the Russians, though th-y are formidable enough, but from despair, which is weighing down the spirits of every one, and an utter distrust in the arrangement of the expedition. It trill te of little use to send out rtinfareements by thousands unless ie. laU tttpi for thtir better rnantigcmutt As it is, they inarch to their graves, and begin to perish bi seoresfrom the hour they land .Hit rule receit cs than on the biach, and icearns them, worries Ihrm, drenches them, ihivcrs them and so destroys them, till a ftw spectral figures are all that remain. The soldiers of the Peninsula, when they saw the Duke of Wellington after an absence, used to exclaim that his face did them marc good than tho ar rival of ten regiments. Such a head, or co adjutors equivalent to it, is what wo want for the Crimea. The citizens of Louisville have erected a I monument to W'.ILG. Butler, the teacher shot by .Matt. Ward. 11 is an elepant piece of workmanship, built of Italian marble, and about ten feet in height. The inscriptions on its sides are as follows i " William II, G, But ler, born iii JerTereon couiitv, Indians, October III IK'io died nt Louisville, Ky ,Nov 'Jd, ls.VL" On the reverse "A man without fear and without reproach ; of gentle and re tiring disposition, of clear and vigorous mind; an accomplished scholar ; a devoted and sac cessful teacher; a meek and humble Chrislun Ou the north side He tell by the hand of violence, in the presence of lustfovinj; pupils a tnirtyr to his fidelity in the dischsrpe of du ty." On tho south side "This monument is erected by his pupils and a bereaved com munity, to show their appreciation of his w orth , and to perpetuate iheir horror at his murder.' " You Rr a Buck." A colleja professor had assembled his class at the commence inentoflhe term, nnd was reading over tho list ot names lo seo that all were present It clinnced that one of the number was unknown to (lis professor, having just entered the clsu, ' v hat is your iismu, a.r ?' asked the pro. fossor, lotikin; throueh his spectacle. ' Vou area Brick'.' was tho stsrtlirif reply. ' Sir,' said the professor, halt started outof his chair at tho supposed impertinence, but not quite sure tint he had understood him correct ly, ' Sir, I did not exactly understand your answer," j lou ate a uricx, wassfaiu ine composed rcpiy. 'This is intolerable !' and the professor, Ins faco reddonmi 'Beware, youmr msu, how you attempt to insult mo ' Insult you !' said the student, in turn aston ished. ' How have I done it ?' 'Did you not ssy I was a brick?' returned the nrofossor with stifled indication. ' No sir, you asked my name, snd I answer ed your question. My name is U. R. A. Brick, Uriah Reynolds Arnold Brick.' Ah !' murmured (he professor, sinking back into his seat in confusion, 'it was a miscon ception on my part Will you commence the. lesson, Mr. ahem Brick 1Yardtt BLdi

Other pages from this issue: