Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, February 9, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated February 9, 1855 Page 1
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fttrliitiitrttt VOL. XXVII WHOLE NO. 1,432. BURLINGTON, VT., FBIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1855. NEW SERIES, VOL. 9, NO. lllccklii JFrec J?vcs Printtd at Ao, C Cotltgt Stttrtt Builingtont Vt, ceo, w. Ac g77i. nnxnniCT, t Kditoim ami rnorRiETOi.s. Terras of Subscription. For Village Subscribers, sujtliud hy tho Carrier, $2 60 If pn 1t trftly In ml ranee, 2 00 For Mail Subscriber, an.l those wlio take It at the Office, 2 00 Tfpatd tr 'ly In advance, - 1 Si) Who pay n it In advance but before tlx month, 1 7.'i After fix months, . - - - 2 00 Interest chargeable after the year's end. Term of Subscription for Dully Vtvo IM'". To Village -uWribers, per annum, - $A 00 TothoEenhorcocholt by Mall, for six moi.ths 2 00 Or per ai.j Jm, - - 4 00 AtWH IV ADVANCE. f No auWrlptlon stopped until all nrrtnngtm ara fifl, except at the option of the publisher, or uiscominucu unicss Dy positive orders. Tricc for AihcrtUinp In Mrl:1i. 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May 23d. diwly 1K53. lui! 1853. nONKIi.VA.V HOTEL, Notre Hume Street, JIBVTIIIMI J. H "DBJaH. April 39. M . i I.N'ES lit OSTHEIM, lUl-Ul'.TETt OP and I, I () L O II S S'rotil Nii'i'ol. ( TV. dvurt Jfun. Cvtar.'.a Aif, I A K V - O II U . May 1, 1651. ti.t nf New England Type STEltliOTYri: VI lT.N 1)1! Y. IMahlLLtd ill it-'. lEon.itrr . teonnirvs, NO. Oil CONUKCSS SfKHEl'., UOVIUX, M Vw. Jiltctrotypiitg $ Tyye Cofiierfau l. ucuxr 11. nooKT. w, uim, March Si. 1851. dAwly Ciii'il-ICiiKi'avliiK. ORDERS RECEIVED FOR MARRIAGE AD dre, Party, and Rutlnesk Copper-jdate Eu craved Ourds, Tbosa who olrealy hare engravrd plates of their Card, can have them neatly printed atthort notice, CiT Apply at tho REi; PRESS OITICE, where tVprtmra oj varwtu tylf can bo aeon, Maj30. d.twtf I'ICOUTOIC V tVM)l, GENKHAL COMMISSION MIIHCHANTS TUB riiC.lLEOF WOOL A.D COUXTXl' FllOOVCU, NO. ISCoTATK sTRblr ok, I JOTO Ml r, WOOD. ) THEY solicit consignment, of all kinds of Coun try Produoe, fur which cash advances will b. niade,and to the sale and roturua of whivb prompt attention will be given. REFEllENCE-s. Mera,Illtcbecck,Cobb & Winilow,") ii. t , riotcner A uo., Ittanchard, Conversed Co., " V. 4 V. RIee. RoaroK, tl. N.b.ymouri Hous,Ogdonbur, N. vua iiuooaii, Potsdam. N. Y. " au, Jiaiono, i . V. ' Itacvos i SUrens, Cini.innatl, Ohio. " Jlodgea A Owen, Kutland, Vt, " II, II, Suwles, Eiq,, St. Albans.Vt. " Sauual Morgan, Esq., Verjennos, Vt. P. V, Lauktou, Agent, iXvit Or)DaUKHll,H. V llaro 31, lbi. ti DANCINO ' F. J. TA.Tx.IL, thai; ii i: a o f a x r i i;, """I Veimoiit. WS prepared to furnlih DlNex Muaic, any niun. .. bcr of musicians to suit tb. oecaslon, RALL-ROOM dancing, U i latest style, tauiil.tlln all Its branches. Cat. C, 1851 wlf t OETRV. MAUV'S dudam. The exquisite ballad 'Mary Dream1 was writ " ten on tho death uf one Miller, a surgeon, lost ut sea, who was engaged to Miu Almy jMncOhie, daughter of tho Laird ol AIrls. Orlgloallv Scot tish, It has been Anglicised and nlttn-U, as t be Ilure, for tho worse. iutlVr me to present lliu origi nal for tho readers of the hunt; Ag. ,1. I U. Hie lovely moon hud climbed the hill, Where eagles bi ubouti the iJt-e, And tike tho looks ol u lovely d-imc, llrought joy to c rrybdlts ccj A' but sweet Alary deep In skip, Iter thought oti Mndy far nt Ma; A voice ilrapt snft'y on her tar, Sweet Mary, weep nae mairfir mo !' f-ho lifted up her wnkmlng cen, To (co from whence the video might bej And there fhe saw her Smidy stund, llendlng on her his hollow ce ! " O Mniy, dear, lament liac niotr, I'm in diuth's thraws below the scuj Thy weeping makes me sad In bit", Sae Mary, weep nae malrlormc I "Tho wind slept when we left tho bay, Hut soon it waked and raised the main. And Ood he bore us down the deep, Who ct rave wi him, but strate iu vain ! JIc stretched his arm, und took me up, Iho lullli I was to t"3 but thee, I look Irao heaven a boon the storm, Sae, Mary, weep nao mairfor uc ! "Take atf time brido sheets frao thy bed, Which thou hast faulded down for mo ; Unrobe thee of thy earthly stole 111 meet wi thee in heaven hie. Threo times tho gray cock flapt hti Ting, To mark tho morning lift heree, And thrice the pasing spirit said, " Sweet Mary, weep nae toalr for me ! WASHINGTON. PATtR TAiniA:. ttiy Ilichard Grant White. Illjh all whom might or mind made great, Yielding the conqueror's crown to harder hearts, I' taker, not by politicians' arts. Yet with a will to meet and master Falo, And skill toruto a young, divided slnti, Ureater by what was not than what was done, Alono on History's height stands Washington ; And teeuing Timo slnll not bring forth his mate. For only ho, of men, on earth was rent, In all the might of mind's Integrity : Ne'er as in him truth, strength and wisdom blent. And that his glory might eternal be, A boundless country is his monument, A mighty nation, Mi posteilty. MISCELLANY DicKcns Clini.. m ,,flrl The Seven Poor Travellers, I'roin Household Words. THE SECOND POOR TRAVELLER. 1 am by tr.t'lo (slid the man with li'n arm tu u tjiirij;) a'aliipurriglit. 1 am rurovcriti; , from an unlucky chop that one of my mates ' (ate it with an .iiUo When I am all right ojun, I n.ill got taken on lnlhatham lara. I have nothins el"0 in nrticular to tell of myn-lf, so I'll tell a bit of (.toryof a seaport to'.rn. Acon-Vii'I.w. thcjewell'T, sat in Ins (.hop in t!io Common II ml of ll-'lleriport, smokinc hie evening pip.i. ISiinincs-a was itrik at Itel leriportjiiBt tiien. 'L'he great three-decker, the lllun'lerbore (Admiral I'limpkiiHeeil"? Has-liip.) ha'i just coni' in from the wiuthcrn mi with tiio ri"t of the Fiiailrnii, and had hepn paid oft". The bit: screw linp-rhattln ship Fantail, (Japtain ftir I or t.ole, i, t.. U.. had got her blue. peter up fur Iv.umdi.itku ami her crow had been p.iid ailv.iiico wages. The 1) uiinlru nt war-ctc imcr was fresh cop pering in the graving dock, and her men were enioving a threo week's run ashore. The'racmita, tho Cal.ibish, the hkull sniasher, ami the Xiioring, had just returned from tiio African st ition with lots n( prize money Irons rnpiu,.t i0nr The. .Iiillvpurt divNion of the lloyal Marine" who had plenty of money to Kpond, and spent it. too occupied tho .Marino Hirr.icks. ThoXinc- ty-i'ighth l'lungers, together with the depot companies ol tne rourtceniu itoyai scream ers, had marched in to relieve tiio Seventy third Wrestlers. There was home thought of embodying, for girns-in duty, in liellcriport the Seventh or et Snvainpslnre ura'w regi ment of Militia, llelleriport was full of col dierH, failnrs and marines. Seven gold-laced cocked hats could bo nb.-crved on the door. stops of tho Goorgo Hotel at one time. Al most every lady's bonnet in the High street had a militny'or naval officer's head looking under it. You could scarcely get into Mjs I'vcbord tho pistry cook's ehop for midship men. There wero ra many soldiers in the streets, that you woro inclined to take tho vvhols of tho population of Bellerijiort for lobsters, and to imagine that half of them wero boiled and that the other half vverp waiting to bo. Tho Common Hard was as soft as a feather bed with sailors. Lieuten ant Hook at tho Rendezvous wan buyalldiy enrolling A. IV .s ordinaries and stout lads. The Royal (irnbbington victualling yard was turning nut thousands of barrels of salt beef and pork and oca biscuits per diem. Huge guns were being hoisted on board ship; seamen, riggers, caulkers, carpenters and shipwrights wero all some hundreds of de grees busier than becs ; and tundry gentle men in tho dock-yard, habited in simple suits of drab, marked with tho broad arrow; with striped stockings and glazed hats, and after whoso personal safety sentinels with fixed hayonets and warders in oilskin coats affectionately looked were busytoo, in their way; dragging about chain-cables, blocks and spars, and loads of timber, steadily but sulkily ; and, in their closo-shaven, beetle browed countenances, evincing a silent but profound disgust, Acon-Virlaz had not dono so badly during Belleri port's recent briskness. Ho was u jeweller; and sold watches, rings, chains,, bracelets, smitT-hoxos, brooches, shirt-studs, sleeve-buttons, pencil-can-?, and truo lover's knots. Hut his trade in jewels did not inter fero with his also tending hammocks, tele scopes, sou wester hats, liiuo juice, maps, charts, nud log-books, tiucmsey shirtJ, pea coats, clasp knives, preserved meats, swing ing limps, razors, sea chests, dancing pumps, eve K',lKSOr,i water proof overalls, patent blacking, and silk pocket handkereliiols em LUaonod with the tugs of all nations. Nor did his dealing in these articlts piouul bun from driving a very tidy littlo business in the purchase of gold Just, elephants' teeth, fea. then and baud.inis I'nmi hotiio-ietuincd sai lors; nor (so the censuriuus said) fiom dri ving somo pretty littlo profits from the cash ing of teamen's advance notes, and the dis countingof tho acceptances of the officers of h'r .Majesty's army and navy; nor (so tho downright libellous assrted, from doing u JHiiu in ii.u w ui'J 1 1 in), umi ii tin iu in uiu pic ture una, an 1 a gnu. meal, wnen occasion re quired it, in tho crimp lino. Aron.Virlnz sat in Ins shop on tho Common Hard of llellcriort, smoking his evening ii ic. It was in tho hack-shop that Aum-Virtus sat. Above his head hung the hummock., tin pilot-trowsers, narrow at tho knees and wide at the ancles, tho swinging lamps and tho water-proof overalls. The front shop lo lined dimly through a grove of pea coats, sou'wester hats, Guernsey shirts and cans of preserved meat, Ono littlo gas yt in tho back shop for tho front gas was not lighted flickered on tho heterogeneous articles hanging and heaped up together all around. Tho gas just tippud with light the brass knobs of tliu drawers which ran round all tho four Bides r the shop, tier abjvo tier, and he-! Moses knows how many mora treasures ol witcl.-m il ing, tailoring, and out-littit!. The gas dcliued by feebly si.iuing thre(' 'I'0 aliont linen and unifies of a yrcat irn sife in ono corner; and finally tho gas ius,fil'!1'ied twinkled furtively like a magpi looking in to u in irrovv-bune upon the l""''p ol jewelry collected upon tho great "'' counter Aenn.Virbiz'a Laek uhnri. Tha counter was coveJ with shite; for upon it Acou.VirUz'Vvud to chalk his calcu lations. It was lc(V"'r. day.lxink and iour. nal, all iu one. lie littlo curly-headed Jow boy, who was ek, shopman, messenger ana asssistuut-meyrcr in tho tailoring depart ment of tl'.'tst.iiili.-'.m nl, would us soon havo thoii't of e.i'n g mast nicking pig b neath Ai'" Virlaz a iuw us of wiping, djst ing, or. Tiideod, touching t'.o facrd bl counti without special permission i . J autlirf'1., friin A 'on Virlut uim"''ir, jy tho way, it was not b.v that iuu Urn' tlii jeweller and outlittor was known in llel leriport. Ho went by a simpler, homeiter, shorter appellation Closes, Levy, Sheeny what you will it does not much matter which for most of tho Hebrew nation have an inner ninio as well as nn inner und richer lire. Acon-Virla? was a little, plump, round, black-eyed, rcd-ll'pcd, blue-bearded man. Ago had begun to discount his head, and had given liim sixty per cent, of gray hairs. A top ho was bald, and wore a littlo skull-cap. lie had large fat hands, all creased and wrin kled, as il his skin wero too largo for him ; and on ono forefinger he woro a great corne lian signet-ring, about which thero were all sorts of legends. Miriam, his diughtor, said but what have 1 to do with Miriam, his daughter' Sho does not enter into this history at nil. the evening pipe that Acon-Virlaz was smoking was very mild and soothing. The blue haze went curling softly upwards, and seemed to describe pleasant figures of X J. . as it ascended. Through the grove, acros the front shop, Acon-Virlaz could sec little specks of pas fiom the lamps in tho street ; could hear Harney, his little shop-boy, softly whistling as he kept watch und ward upon tho watches in the front window and the habiliments exposed for sile on the outside ; could tha hound, of a fiddle from tho Admiral Xclson next door, where thomcn-of-wars-men were dancing ; could, by a certain pleasant, subtile smell from regions yet fur ther back, divine that Mrs. Virlaz (her father was a llar-Galli, and worth hills of gold) was cooking something nice for supper. I'rom the pleasures ol his pipe Acun-Virlaz turned to the pleasures of Ins jewelry. It lay there on the slate-covered counter, rich and rare, Ilig diamonds, rubies, opals, emeralds, sapphyrcs, amethysts, topazes, tur quoises and pearls. By tho jewels lay gold. Gold ia masy chains, in mourning rings, in massy hracolets, in chased snuff boxes in gold snuff, too that is in dingy, dull dust Irom tiio Guinea coast ; in flakes and mis shapen lumps frura the mini ; in toy-watehps, in bravy chronometers, in lockets, vinai grettes, brooches, and such woman's gear. L'hc voice of the watches was dumb ; the littlo Masks were scentless; but, howinuch beauty, life, strength, power, lay in those colored baubles 1 Acon-Virlaz sighed. Here, a little clock in the front shop,which nestled ordinarily in the midst of a wilder, ness of boots, and thought apparently a great deal more of itself than its size warranted, after a piodigious deal of running down, Cisping.and clucking, struck nine. Acon Virlaz laid down his pipe, and turning the M'fs'.' Va-laz', !'fliirt"d,rug1itVrTJIlAr,-iA7ltVsn3 was very stout, and fried fish in sky-blue satin,) to know what she had got for supper, when a d rk body became mistily appirent in tho reccscs ol the grove nf Guernsey shirts and sou'-westers, shutting out the vievvoftho distant specks of gas in the street beyond. At the same time a voice, that seemed to run upon a tramway, so smooth and sliding was it, said, three or four times over, ' How is it to-night with you, Mr. Virlaz, how is it with you this beautiful night ' Aha Tho voice and tho body belonged to n gentleman of Mr. Virlaz's persuasion, w ho was stout and large, and very clastic in limb, and very voluble in delivery, in the which there was, I mav remark, a tendency to reite ration, and an oily soltncss (Inducing an idea that tin- tramway I mentioned had been scdu ImiMv gieasi-d) and a perceptible lisp. Jr irl.tzs Iriend rubbed his hands (likevviio j smooth and well-greased) continually. Hu was somen hit loovdy jointed, which "caused nun in wag ins nea 1 irum side to sido as he talkod, ul'to, i. i.i. . -r his face would have been a great deal hand somer if his complexion had not been quite so whito and pisty, and his "yes not quite so pink, and both together not quite so like a suei pil 1'llng Willi lo r.viwins in it. Mr. Viil.u's friend's name was Mr. licn-Daoiid, and ho from Westhamptun, where he discounted I ills and sold clocks. ' Take a seat lien,' s aid the jeweller, when ho had recognised hi friend and shaken hands with him; Mrs. V. be down directlv. All well at huiiic ' Taken pipe'' ' I will just sit down a little minute, nnd thank you, Mr. Virlaz,'' Uen Daoud answered volubly; ' and all are well but little Zceky, who has thrushes, and ha,, swollen, tho dear child, much sinoo ys-tcrdiyj but beg Mrs. Virlaz not to disturb herself for me fot lam not long here, and will not take a pipe, having a cold, and being about to go a long JoJrnev to-inorrow. Ana !' All this, Mr. Bon-Daoud said with the cx tremo olubilitv which I have noticed, an 1 in the exact order in which his words ate set down, but without any punctuation Thero was coniderabl doubt among tho Seople as to Mr. Ben-Daoud's nationality, omo said that ho camo from Poland : others, that ho hailed from Frankfort-on-thc-Main , some inclined to the belief that Amsterdam, in Holland, wit bis nstul plueo ; some that Gibraltar had given hiui birth, or tho still more distant laud of Tangier, At all events, of vv hatsoevcr nation ho was, or if not of ony, ho was for all Jewry, and knew tho time of the dav remarkably well. Ho had boon in the rabbit-skin line of business before ha took to selling clocks, to which bo added, whoa regiments wero in garrison at Wcsthampton, the art of discounting. 'Going on a journey, eh, Ben'' asked Acon-Viihiz. 'Business'' 'Oh. business, of course. Mr. Virlaz,' his friend replied. ' Always business. I have somo littlo moneys to look up, and somo littlo purchases to in ike, and, indeed, humbly wish to turn a littlo penny ; fur, I havo very many heavy calls to meet next month a little bill or t"" ''nine '-ou hold, by tho way, among tho rest, Mi. i irlaz,' ' True,' the jeweller said, rather nervous ly, und putting his hand on a great leathern porfulio iu his breast pocket, in which he kept hisaceeptaiici's ; and shall you bo long gone, Mr Daoud ' This Mr Htoud,' following unon the former familiar ' Hen,' was said without stcrness, but spoke tho creditor awakened to his rights. It seemed to uiy, ' Smoke, drink, nnd bo merry till your accepted payable at such a date' conies duo : but pay then, or I'll sll you up like death Mr Hi uluoiid sccued la havo an inkling of this , for he wagged his head, rubbed his hands, and anwercd, more volubly thun ever, Ob. as to that, -Mr. Virlaz, dear sir, my j'jumey is but of two day's lasting. I shall bo b.iok the day after to-morrow, end with something iioticeablo in tho way of diamonds. Aha !' Diamonds!' exclaimed Acon-Vir.'az, glan- i cing towaids tun drawer wlierni jewels I wer.'; for von may be sure ho had swept them ull away into .safety beforo his friend had completed his entrance. ' Diamonds ' Whcio are vou going fur diamonds, lien '' ' Why, to tho great fair Unit is held to morrow", Mr. Virlaz, as if ell you know." Fair, Hen ' Is thro any fair to-uiorrovv near llelleriport '' Why, bless ivy hoart, .Mr. Virlaz,' Ben Daoud rcspoudxl, holding up his lilt hands, can it bo tha' you, so respectable and notice, able n mini among our people, don't know- that to-iorrow is the great jewel fair that is held ovco in every hundred years, at which diam'i mds, rubles, and all other pretty stones ar. sold ehcap chcap as dirt, my dear a kuiiutcu vuuur-aiio giuiieas-wortti lor six lionc?, one may say. Your grandfather must havo been there, und well ho nmdohia market, you may bo sure. Aha 1 Gjod man !' ' 1 iiuver heard of such u thing,' gasped Acon-Virlaz, perfectly amazed undXowil dered. ' And what do you call this fair 'Why, Sky i'air' 'As well you should know, dear sir.' Sky I'air'' repeated the jovvollcr. 'Sky I'air,' answered lleii-IUoud ' But whereabouts is it I' ' C'omo here,' tho voluble man said, He took hold of Acon-Virlaz by the wrist, and led him through tha grovo of pea-coats into tho fiunt shop ; through tho front shop info tho open street; und then pointing up wards, he directed Iho gazo ol the Jew to where, iu tliu oilurvviso sky, there was sinning um solitary etur. ' Don't it lojk pretty'' he asked, sinking bis V i' u i.itu it c infld' iilial whisper 'Don't it 1 u,k like a diamonj, and plitfr und twinl.l u lit ,nc ofiurisioplo the lapida ticB, iu Vius'rrdiui hail cut it iulo faces. That's where Sky Fair is, Mr, Virlaz Aha I' 'And you are going thero to-morrow'' Acon-Virlaz asked, glancing uneasily at his companion ,01' course I am,' said llen-lJaoud, ' with my littlo bag of money to make my little pur chases. And swing your presence, dear sir, I think you will bo a great fool if you don't come with mo, and tnako some littlo pur chases too. For diamonds, .Mr Virlaz, are not so easily come by every day, as in Sky Fair ; and a hundred years is a long time to wait before one can lu.iko another such bargain. ' I'll come, Ben,' the jeweller cried, enthu .;,.(!.... il,. i I'll ,..,,., , ;r .i. you any littlo obligation in tho way of moneys, ( will.' And ho grasped the hand of Ben-Daoud, who Bold clocks and discounted. ' Why, that's rijht,' tho other returned. 'And I'll como for you nt eight o'clock to- 1 morrow, punctually; so got your littlo bagoT money und your nightcap and u comb ready,' 'But,' tho jeweller usked, with ono return ing tinge of suspicion. ' how are wo to get there, Ben '' Oh,' replied Mr. Ben-Daoud, coolly, we'll have a shay,' Sky Fair! diamonds' cheap bargains' Acon-Virlaz could think of nothing else all tho time of supper; which was something very nice indeed iu the lish way, und into the cooking of which oil entered largely. Ho was so pre-occupied, that Mrs. Virlaz, and Miriam his daughter, who had largo eyes and a coral necklace (for week-days,) wero fain to ask him tho cause thereof, and he, like a good and tender husband and father as he was, (and ns most Hebrews, to their credit, are,) told them of Ben-Daoud's mar vellous story, nnd of his intended journey. Tho next morning, as tho clock struck eight, tho sound of wheels was heard beToro Aeon-Virlaz's doar in tho Common Hard of Relleriport, and a handful of gravel was playfully thrown against tho first-floor window'by tho hands of Ben-Daoud of West hainpton. But it needed no gravel, no noise of wheels, no striking of clocks, to awaken Acon-Virlaz. Ho had been up and drcsRcd since six o'clock; and leaving Mrs, Virlaz pe'.icelolly ami sound ly sleeping ; nnd hastily swallowing some hot colleo prepared by Barney, tho lad, (to whom he issued strict injunctions concerning the conduct of tho warehouse during the day ;) ho descended into the street, and was ufl'jctionately hailed by his fellow-voyager to Sky lair. The seller of clocks sat in tho ' shay' oT which ho had spoken to Acon-Virlaz. It was a dusky little concern, very loose on its springs, and worn and rusty in 'its gear. As .1,, V-,-1 l-.. .1 , .s, , t, i mentioned by the way that it was a discount pony; having been taken us an equivalent for cash in numberless bills negotiated in the Wcsthampton girrison, and bad probably been worth, in his time, considerably more than his weight in gold. Said pony, if he was a rum'un to lojk at which, indeed, ho was, being hairy where he should have been smooth, and having occa sioiial bald places, us though ho were in tho habit of something himself with his hoofs which hoofs, coupled with his whity-brown ancles, give him the appearance of having indifferent bluchers and dirty whito socks on was a goud'un to go. fco remarkably good was ho in going, that he soon left behind the high street of Belleiiport, where the s!mp-bojs were sleepily taking down the shutters ; where housemuids were painfully elaborating the doorsteps with hearth-stones, to be soiled by the first visitor's dirty boots, (such Is the way uf the world ;) where the milkman was making his early morning calls, and the night policemen were going home lllunderbore who had been ashore on leave, and was a littlo shaken about tho eyes still was hastening to cuteb tho ' bee'f boat' to convey him to his ship. Xo.t the town itself ilid tho pony leave behind ; tho out skirts, the outlying villages, tho ruined stocks and deserted pound, tliu I'ort-Admiral's villa ;all these he passed, running as fast as a constable, or a hill, until he got atlast into a broad, white road, which Aeon Virlaz never remembered to have seen before ; a road with a high hedge on cither side, and to which there seemed to be no end. Mr. Ben-Daoud drove the pony in first-rato style. His head and the animal's wagged in concert ;sunl the more he flouiUheJ his whip, the more the pony went ; and both seemed to like it. Tho great whito road sent up no dust. Its stones, if stones it had, never grated nor gao out a sound beneath the wheels of tho 'shay.' It was only very whito and broad, and seemed to have no end. -Not always white, however, for, as they progressed, it turned into color first milky g.ruj'i then what schoolboys call, in connec tion with the fluid served out to them at breakfast time, sky-blue ; thfii a deep' vivid, celestial blue. And tho high edge on cither side melted by degrees into the same huo ; and Acon-Virlaz began to feel curiously feathery about tho body, und breezy about tho lungs. He caught hold of tho edge uf the ' shay,' us thcugh ho were afraid of lull ing over. Ho shut his eyes from time to time, as though ho wero dizzy. Ho bogan to fancy that he was in tho sky, ' Thero is Sky Fair, -Mr Virlaz !' Ben-Daoud suddenly said, pointing ahead with his whip. At the luomcot, doubtless through the superior attractions, or Sky Fair, tho dusky 'shay' became of so littlo account to Acon Virlaz as to disappear entirely from his sight and mind, though ho had left his nightcap and comb, (his littlo hag of money was sale in his side-pocket, trust him,) on the cushion. At tho samo moment it must havo occured to the discount pony to put himself out at living in somo very remote corner of creation, for ho vanished altogether too j and Acon Virlaz almost fancied t nit ho saw the beast's collar fall fifty thousand fathoms live, truo as a plutnblino, into space ; and the reins which hut a moment beforo Ben-Daoud had held, fluttered loosely away, like feathers. He found himsell treading upon a hard, loose, gutty surlttco, which, on looking down, appeared like diamond-dust. ' WhiMi it is,' Mr. lion-daoud explained, when Acon-Virlaz timidly asked him ' Cheap us dirt hero 1 Capital place to bring your cast-iron razors to bo sharpened, Mr. Virlaz.' Tho jeweller felt inclined for the moment t tni tl,; t.Uatuntry rw touevvhu t perso nal; for, to say truth' the razura in which ho dealt were not of the nrimcst steel. There was a grout light. Tho brightest sun-light that Acon.Virhz had ever seen, was but a poor farthing cindlo compared to this resplendency. Thero was a great gate, through which they had to pass to tho fair. Tho gate seemed to Acon.Virl iz as if all the jewelry and wrought gold in the world bad boon half-fused, half-welded together, in ono monstrous arabesquo or trellis.woi k. There was a littlo porter's lodge by tho gate, and u cunning looking littlo man by it, with n largo hunch of keys nt his girdle. Tho thing seamed impossible and ridiculous, jet Aeon Virlaz could not help fancvina that I 14 llJLlI seen the cunning littlo orlor before, and, of mi pi.u-i-s iu ma wnriu, in llndon, at tho lock-up house in Cursitor street, Chancery hano, kept hy .Mr, Mesphiboshcth, to whoso red-headed little turnkey, Bcnjy, ho boro an extraordinary resemblance. hu m to tell of tho glories of Sky Fair ! Who, indepil, unless he lmd a harp nf gold strung with diamonds I Who is to tell of tho long lines of dazzlin-rlv whim l.n,.il,.. i..i. reds, if not thousand's, if not millions, of luiicamrauiui, wnero johoIb ol suriuesing sizo und purest water wero sold by tho tank, 1 ko peas ; by tho pound, like spice nuts; by tho gallon, like table beer ' Who is to tell of the swings, the roundabouts, the firuwing of sticks, each stick surmounted hv a dia luond ns big us an osliich egg, tho" live ar madillos with their jewelled scabs; the scratchers, Vorruscating like nictei rs ; tho gingcrDrena kinesand auceni: thnulmln fun of the fair, one dazzling, blinding, radiating It was not Acon.Virlaa wk much about theso wondrous things in after daysfur ho was too occupied with I Is littlo hagor monoy and his lutlo lairingi Ben Daoud had siiokeil tho truth .dimnomU us cheap as dirt in Sky Fair In uu incun- leivaoiy snorj sikico oi time, and by too ex I'cndituro of a low hull-pence tho jeweller . had laid ill u stock of precious stones Itut I ho was not satisfied wilh pockets lull, tsc full, hats full of unset, uncut gems. There were heaps of jewelled trinkets, chains, bracelets, rings, piled up for sale. He han kered after these. Ho bought heaps of jroldcn rings. He decorated his wrists and ancles with bracelets and bangles enough for a Bay adere. Ho might have been a dog, for tho collars round his neck, He might have been an Ambrose Gwynnctt hung in chains for tho profusion of those ornaments in gold with which he loaded himself. And then he went in Cora solid service of plate, and might havo been a butler or a philanthropist, Tof tho piles of ewers, salvers, candelabra, and gohletR which he accumulated in his hands, under his arms, on his head. More gold, moro jewels 1 More more Till a bell began to ring a loud, changing voiceful gulden bell, carried by a shining boll in in, and the elappT of which was one huge diamond. The thousands of people who, u moment beforo, had been purchasing jewels and gold, no sooner heard tho bell than they began to scamper llko ind towards the gate; and at the samo timo, Acon-Virlaz heard the nellman making proclamation that Sky Fair vould close in ten minutes' time, and that every man, woman or child found within the prscincts of the fair, were it only for the thousandth part of the tithe of a moment after the clock had struck twelve, would be turned into stone for a hundred years. Till the men, women and children from ercry nation under the sun, (he had not ob served them until now, so intent had he been on his purchases, came tearing past him treading on his toes, bruising his ribs, jost. ling him, pushing him from side to side, creaming to him with curses to movo on quicker, or get out of tho way. But he could not mote on quicker. His gold stuck to him. His jewels weighed him down Invisible clogs seemed to attach themselves to his feet. He Kef t dropping his precious wares, and, for the lil'o of him, could not refrain from stopping to pick them up , in doing which ho dropped more. Till .Mr. Bon-Daoud passed him with a gir die of big diamonds, tied round his waist in a blue bird's-eye handkerchief, like a profes sional pedestrian, Till the great bell, from ringing intermit tent peals, kept up one continuous clang. Till a clock above, liko a Cathcrino wheel, which Acon-Virlaz had not beforo noticed, began to let off rockets of minutes, Roman candles of seconds. Till the bellman's proc lam ition merged into ono continued roar of ' Oh yes 1 Oh yes !' Till the red-headed gate keeper, who was like Mr. Mephibosheth's turnkey, gave himself up to an unceasing screaming of ' All out 1 All out !' whirlinir his keys iilipw. " cu spurks ol lire all around. Till fifty thousand other bells began to clang, and fifty million other voices to scream. Till all at once there was silence, and the clock began to strike slowly, sadly one. two, three, four to twelve. Acon-Virlaz was was within a few feet of the gate vvhem tho fatal clock hegan to strike. By a desperate effort ho cast aside the load of plate which impeded his movements. He tore off his diamond laden coat ; he cast his waitcoit to the winds, nnd plunged madly into the throng that Mocked up the entrance To find himself too late. Tho great gates closed with a heavy shock, and Acon-Virlaz, reeled away from them in the rebound, bruised, bleeding and despairing. He was too late. Sky I'air was closed, and he was to bo turned into stone for a hundred years. Tho red-hcuded doorkeeper, (who, hy the way, squinted abominably,) was leaning with his back to tho gate, drumming with his kcts on the bars. ' It is a beautiful day to be in doors,' he sTde.' " """ "'" " ,,Ul" ooldout- Acon-Virl iz shuddered. He felt his heart turning to stono within him. He fell upon his knees before tho red-headed doorkeeper : an 1 with tears, sjbs, groans, entreated at to open the gate. He offWcd him riches, he offered him the hand of Miriam, his large even u.iugntcr an lor ono turn ut the key in the lock of the gate of Sky Fair. 'Can't bedoni-,' tho doorkeeper remarked, shaking his head. 'Till Sky Fair opens attain, vou can't bo let out.' Again nnd agiin did the iovveller entreat. until ho ut last app".ircd to make an impres sion on the lcd-hcaded janitor. ' Well, I'll tell you what I can do for vou old gentlcmin,' he said I dare not open tho gate lor my lilo ; out there is u winaow in my loogo , ana u you choose to tako your chance of jumping out of it (it is not far to fall,) you can.' Aeon-v irlaz, uttcrmga conlused medley of tnaulis, was ainut to rush into the lodge, when the gate keeper laid his hand upon His arm. By tho way, mister,' ho said, you may as well give mo that big signet ring on your finger, us a token to remind vou of all the fine things you promised me wlien I come your way. 'Iho jeweller hastily plucked off the desired trinket, and gave it to his red-headed delive rer, llicn lie darted into the narrow, dark porter's lodge, overturned a round table, on which was the doorkeetier's dinner, (it smelt very much like livcrand bacon,) and clamber ed lip tu a very tall, narrow window. lie leaned ins nanus on tne sill,and thrust ing his head out to see how far ho had to Jump, decried, immediately lieneath him. the dusty shay, lite discount pony, and Mr. Bon-Doaud.with a lighted cigar in hislmotith and the reins in his hand, just ready to start. ' Hold n.iru ' screamed Acon-Virlaz. ' Hold hard' Ben, my dear friend, my eld friend : hold hard, and take mo in !' Mr. Ben-Daoud's reply was conciso, but conclusive ; ' Goto Bcrmtridsey,' he said, and whipped his pony. Too miserable man groan id aloud in des pair for tho voice of the doorkeeper urgod him to be quick out of it, if ho was going to iuuir, and ho felt, not only his heart, but his limbs becoming cold end stony. Shutting his eyesaud clenching his teeth, he jumped and fell down, down, into spaco, According to his own calculations, ho must have fallen at l'ast eixty thousand miles, and lor six months in succession but, according to Mrs, Acou-t irlaz and Miriam his largo eyed daughter, he only fell from his arm-chair into the fire-place, striking his head against uiu tunes us nu leu naving como nome a little whilo before with no such thiinr abmit him 'is his beautiful seal-ring and being slightly tho worsj for liquor, not to say uruua.. The Gemman on Color. Let ruo give you .pm.v. u, uiliu unuo nauaiaerai, A iMuiuer ui vjeurgiu uougut iwu negroes ; one ho paid S1000, for tho other ho gai valuable Maltese .lack. Tim nn ..iinM for valuablo Malteso Jack. Tho ono costing tho i. j i.ii j.. . a buouciiiii uouura iuukcu uow it upon ull the v...v.DH..u Dj.w.v, u, uiiy uuiiar nig gers" (a negro term of contempt) us morcly passable stock, but would not speak, walk, or associate with "dat niggtr worth a jack uss." uuuiinoyou un.i persecuted poor oambo, w ho became melancholy and meditated suicide mill rnniiini, nu-iiv ttnlil l,a l.,.nn.l .1... .............. .. H ..- , ...,. ,,u ,v..tiivu iuu uuca with which ho was bought was valued at SI. "iin i,nn i.ia u. .;-;. , : ...!. V, .. , j. nt jiii'jiutuun, unu ho in turn looked down upon "$1,000 niggers as unfit companions for geuimen of his"dig nity." Moral. 'Iho negro, liko whito folks, While on the subject of ncgroatiu, let us rohcarso a little of Black Juck, tho prince of hotel waiters and quintessence of politeness the samo who figures in "Major Jones' courtship und marriur-o" who asks the la dies if they will "please accept a piece of the bosom of a pullet," and other remarks of equally ineffablo courtesy. When President Fillmore was travelling in tha south, Jack attended one of his recep tions, went up and extended his hand for a ihake, said " 'scuso my flesh colored glub, Oubcrner nilmcr." A gentleman present corrected him, earing it was not tho Gover nor but the President. "Oh," said Jack, "ifs all do sauio to him, l.i nought have been (iuberticr just us well as only bo President, i f ho Lad only set up for it. Dis black man tillks flial. n innh M' lilr, n if l. .... -. - ......... w. .u hi ,t uu iiua vtuu- cmer, suro 'null'1" V.i iMiuit glona iituntli i which ty a fico translation and a quotation from Dr. Holiues, means "I'r 'oi little raitt'rs let es pa- loltjs," General cave his black man Sawnev fun Is and ncrmiis'on to eet a auartcr's worth of Zoology at a menagerie, at the same time hinting to mm tne striking nihility between the Simia and negro races. Our sable friend soon found himself under tho canvas, and brought to in front of a sedata looking ha. boon, and eyeing tho bibo-quadruped closely, soliloquized thus ; "Folks suro's tor born. foot, hands, proper badlookin' countenance, jist Hke nigger, gittin' old I reckon." Then as 11 seized ol a bright idea, ho extended his hand with a genuine southern " How-dy Un cle." The ape clasped tho negro's hand and hook it long and cordially. S,ivyney then plied his now acquaintance with interrogatories as to his name, nge, na. tivity und former occupations, but eliciting no replies beyond n Ttnowing shake of the head or merry twinkle of the eye, (tho ape was probably meditating the easiest way of tweaking the darkey's nose,) ho concluded the ape was bound to keen non-committal. nnd looking cautiously around chuckled out. lie, ne, yer too snarp tor em ole Idler. Kicji dark if ye't jist speak one irnnf of I'nctish, while man wtiuld hat e a hoc in vcr hand in less than two minutes. Cor. Boston Journal. The Diplomatic Service. In the New York Assembly, Jan. 17th, Mr. . T. Hcadlcy introduced a resolution, re questing the United States Government tocx. elude foreign-born citizens from tho Diploma tic servico of this country. We givo a por tion of his remarks . The iuinortancQ of the sublecfc designed to bo carried out by this resolution, increases in magnitude every day. At this moment nearly one third of our foreign rcpresenta- nun jd euuioe-c-o. ui lurcigncrs. unc who, a few weeks ago, had, in Xow York, the Aus trian caglo over his door, as the symbol of his office, now, in Europe, rejoices ns a Charge d' Affaires under tho American eagle. Aus tria sends us a Consul we turn him into a Minister and send him back. This is inter national courtesy with a vengeance I But, sir, not only has the experience of the past j'car shown the necessity of such a meas ure as this resolution proposes, but tho de- mina lorit is nascd on the soundest logic. In the first place, a man educated in a for eign land cannot truly represent us. Does any ono suppose that because he miht be come tho subject oT Austria, or Uui. tb"' he could proparly iwprescnt those StatCB among the Governments of Europe! Much less can icuitDciii us who uiuer so wiue- ly, so totally, from ull other people. A man must grow up amid our institutions, become a part of us, as the tree of the soil out of which It crows, to comnrehend our true character; or conveyan impression of it to oiner nations, inis is not a mere matter ol theory, but is a Tact which finds striking il lustrations in our history. illustrations fur nished seemingly for our special benefit, but which, somehow, havo been strangely over looked. The Secretary of the Treasury, un der Jefferson, and who completely controlled his cabinet and afterwards that of Madison, was one of tho purest, most upright nnd ac complished men that ever held place in any cabinet. He loved this country well, and sought her welfare with untiring self-devotion. He had but ono fault, ho was a ir fienrr , nnd yet it was thought this could scarcely be a fault, for lie was from a foreign Republic nursed in freedom, and had been rocked in the cradle of i;i. v. o.i.,a.. ted under different influences, he could not understand us. For this he was not to blame. It was a want neither intellect nor study could supply Ilia counsels rendered Jcffer- in,,'. rt,o.i dntnrnila, and hpneo provoked constant and renewed aggressions. Having tho same influence in Madison's cabinet, he caused the same vacillating policy to be pur sued. He opposed the war throughout, and when it was declared, predicted utter failure Controlling the cabinet, ho prevailed on it tu adopt the fated resolution of shutting up the navy in port ; in short, turning our ships-of-war into mere gun boats. The execution oT this most disastrous decision was prevented only by two men, Captains liainbridgo and S ewart, whom we should hold in everlasting remembrance. Hearing of it, they remon strated with the President, telling him that if the navy vvas laid up in wai nu one would support it in peace. They endeavored to en ciurago him, declaring that American cap tains could tako euro of their own ships Nay, they 6tartlcd him hy promising victo ries, Very 'ikely they said, we shall at last bo overcome by superior force, but the Amer ican flag shall never bo struck with dishonor. The President, with the Sjcrctary of the Xa yy, was swept away by tho noble enthusiasm and earnest appeals of theso bravo command, era, and a Cabinet meeting was called to re CO isider the decision which it had come to. But here, the Secretary of the Treasury (no hip and true as ho was) again threw his mighty influence in the ecalo against this ap peal of Captains Halnbridge and Stewart, and the decision to lay up tho fleet was re affirmed. Apparently the thing was now set tled, and here I would pause, and ask every member within hearing of my voice, what would havo been the result if that decision had been persevered in. Tho victories at sea counteracted the defeats on land -the shouts rolling in from the seabord, met the curses and lamentations from our northern and west ern frontiers. Every tyro in history knows that with our fleet laid up in the harbor, the war would have had an ignominious close' and that we should have been compelled to pass through another war before tho doctrine of'Frco Trade and Sailors' Rights" could have been established. Who can estimate tho evil that would havo resulted from such a policy I and yet that policy was Iiz'im decided upon through tho influencoofa foreigner, and that of no less a person than Albert Gallatin. But the commanders were not to be thus put off, When the decision was made known to them, instead of retiring disheartened, they sat up nearly all night, drawing up a remon strance to the President, in which were no well-rounded periods, but in direct and stem language, they charged on him, and him alone, tho terrible responsibility of keeping the navy from its legitimate field of action, nay, told him tho pcoplo would hold him to a strict and stern account for it in the end, When the remonstrance was placed before tho Secretary of tho Navy, ho refused, at first, to hand it to the President, till Its language was modified. But they would not strikeout a single word, and it went to the President. Instead of being offended at its bold tone, he, for once, rofused to call into his councils the Secretary of the Treusury, tut took upon himself the responsibility of sending the fleet to sea ; and what was tho result) Iu a few weeks tho thunder of the guns or the old Constitution was booming oter the deep, ut tering tho first stern challenge to the foe, and asserting and making good tho claim to equal dominion on the sea. Acting from the high est and purest motives, Mr. Gallatin came near wrecking us in that war. The English commander and tho Secretary were equally honest, and looked at things from the samo stund point, I remember that a captain of nn American merchantman, who had been taken prisoner by the Gucrrierc, a few days hefore the action with Constitution, onco said to mo, that as he was sitting on deck, just after the latter vessel hove n eight, the English commander looked at it, long and carsfully, through his glass, Ho then turn ed and asked the American captain ifh could make the stranger out, "Sho is an American frigate," replied the latter. "It is not possible," replied the Englishman, "as he would not stand on so boldly." So thought the Secretary of the Treasury. But wo nil know the old frigate did stand on boldly, re ceiving the enemy's broadsides but returning none, Sho kept on her terrihlo way silent und stern as death, till her bows began to lap tho Englishman's quarters, when suddenly she was aflame with her own broadsides, end moving on in a blare of tiro, soon left her ene my a helpless wreck ou tho water, proclaim ing to tho world how little a foreign tuetu her of an American Cabinet know of Amen can character. If one of tho purest nnd best men we ever had, and be.t skilled in the sci ence of Govirnment, could peril us so by ig noraneu of our character, how careful we should be to trust foreigners, possessing less integrity, with our interests, especially when those interests come in collision with foreign nations and policy GTTiie XEwSsNATcn moil Miss.untsm" Gen. Wilson was elected hy a baro majority, having 21 votes out of 40, mid yet tho Senate of Massachusetts is composed of men cf hut ono party. The opposition to Wilson has not b;en confined to the "Cutton" journals as we have seen stated, but has been general among lovers of consist ncy and uprightness among all parties, his own party included The Springfield fitpuhhean, as little obnox ious to the charge of cotton proclniti 's ns any other paper in the country, small or great, has opposed him steadily, and now says "There probably never was n previous in stance in legislative elections in Massachu setts, when a party nomination was repudi ated by so largo n proportion of thriv who pirticipateil in making it, us was this of Gen. Wilson. Tho fact is very s" (t7Sl.tvFRy is Kinsis Mr. B. B. String fellow, of Missouri, has written u long letter to certain members of Congrcs, in which l.o proves to his own satisfaction, that slave labor alone can be profitable in Kansas. Stringfellow declares that if shivery is not established in the territory, wo may ns well consider the Union dissolved, and chaos come again generally. In order to sive tho coun try from this terrible fate, btritigTellow says tho people of Missouri are willing to sacrifice home, happiness, co nfort, and pros perity, nnd to movo into Kansas with their chattels without delay. He sayt alo that thern is now in the territory a majority ol more than four to one in favor of making Kansas a sl.ivcholding State. What have our Northern doughfaces, who voted for the Nebraska bill, to say to this ! Amusing Scene in nn Alderman's Office SuptTstihin nf a Cihrt'l Wornm Child ILttni Ay lhf A Warrant fur tht Villi to e(f mint of his lluir to curt tht IVoim-f . (From the Philadelphia Xorth American, Jan. G A ludicrous scene occurred in the office ol Alderman Kenny yesterday morning, whieli illustrates tho extent of superstition, while it eiclles the risibles. the good-natured alderman, who can appreciate u joke about as welt us any man of uur acquaintance, wu. sitting at bis desk, looking through In spectacles at omo official papers, when the door was suddenly opened und in hurried, in a stumbling way, a fat female as black as ebony, dragging a little boy, wearing ti e same complexion, w ho wascrvinc and bub bling. Sukey for in that kitchen-ringing name tho woman rejoiced walked directly up to the desk, as if sho were chock full u'f something of the first importance. ' Is you de squire'' inquired she. ' Well, yes, 1 am nn Alderman,' replied our oflicial trieud, adjusting his spectacles, und surveying very coolly thesiblu intruders ' Kase if you is, just see dat" exclaimed Sukey, catching hold of the little one, and turning nun round so that the Alderman could see w hat was the matter, The whole posterior of tho boy's inexpressibles wu ripped and torn, and the skin somewhat 1 ir cerntcd. D'ye se dat! Aint dat a nice piece of ..-,.-1. o ,y ,.i,il,l i.iy Jim ' she ex- claiuied, puffing and blutviug like a whale that had been harpooned. ' Well, that is bud. But bow did it happen, and what can I do for jou ' said the Alderman. ' Do' Why I want a'nt. I do. 1 want a war'nt.' replied Sukey, shaking her head in a determined in inner." Very well ; hut what for, and w ho ahull be taken '' inquired the Aldcrn iin. ' Why'H just tell you 'bout it,' said Sukey. You see, I nuntcdu bundle oh straw to put in a bed. And I semi my Jim down yere iu juuin sireet, iu a place Kept ny an t isliman. to get the straw. Jim went Jim allers goes my ar'aiids and nober nys a word and a great big bull dogdat the I ishman basilar, flew at de boy, and done dat see dar " And again Sukey exposed the injuri's n reived by Jim. After the Alderui'in signified by a nod that his curiosity was perleetlt sitished, she proceeded 'Well, toil knuvv, Squiie, dat when you's bit by a dog, ef you get some oh de bar and put on de wuuuds, dey'll get well you knuw dat. Well, squire, do I do. but sends our Saroy Ann down to the I'ishinan to get some, und what does ho do but sets his bulldog at Sarcy Ann, and sends her a llyin.' Now, lion-can I get some ob de har to cure de child, widout a war'ntand that's jist what I want.' All this tune, dim kept up an accompani ment of piano ooo-hoo-oo, which contributed 60 render the scene exceedingly interesting, ejpceially to the Alderman, who was strain iog to keep his mouth iu a proper ofiiciul shape, and well nigh bursting his buttons whilo trying to look severe. At length he said ' Well, now, my good woman, perhaps w can settle this without a warrant. Leg.i we gal proceedings uro costly have no money to wa und I am sure you course liahle to prosecution for keeping a vicious dog ; but I think 1 can get your boy a new pair of trowsers much better than ho has been accustomed to wearing.' 'And do bar of de dog!' interposed Sukey, looking us anxious as a sow waiting forswill. 'Ha' ha" bursted out the Alderman, 'and a bunch of dog's hair, if yuu persist in claiming it.' So saying, ho wrote a fen lines, folded the paper into a note, and told Sukey to take that to the man whose dog had com mitted so much outrage. ' Tank you. Squire' Come along Jim. We'll bIiow dls yer I'ishraan 'bout deuog now. Como 'long. I guess we got 'cm now. Good day. Squire ;' and Sukey retired, as strong in confidence as if she had been armed with ull the majesty of tho law, dragging blubbering Jim at her heels As she has not returned since, it is probable that the owner of the dog saw the propriety of taking the Alder man's advice locking up tho dog, renewing tho trow Bers, and shearing enough of Tow scr's capillary covering to satisfy Sukey that she could prevent any evil consequences re. suiting from the unlucky bite. Donas in the Leoisuvtiri.. Owing to a now phase in politics, Dobbs was elected to the Legislature. Though, gratified, ho was also a little intimidated by the honor, and but for the thought that ho was not necessa rily obliged to speak, would havo declined serving. As it was, he accepted. All things went on smoothly for a time. Mr, Dobbs could vote on other people's mo. tions though he couldn't tnako any himself. Ono unlucky day, however, the proceed ings bcinr rather dull, and Mr, Dobbs rather thirsty, he concluded to go over to Congress Hall, and get a glass of lemonade. As ho rose to leave the hall, ho caught the Speaker's eye. Tho Speaker supposed he intended to address the house, and according ingly announced iu a loud voice : "Mr Dobbs." Dobbs started as if ho had been shot. Tho assembled wisdom of tho Stato had their eyes fixed upon him. Ho pulled out his pocket-handkerchief to wipe uwuy the per spiration, and feeling it necessary to say something, blundered out - "Second the motion." "Thero is no motion before tho House," said the Speaker. "Then I I" The silence was breathless, "1-1" Dobbs couldn't think of anything to say. But u bright idea came to him, and he finish, cd the sentence "1 movo wo udjouru." The motion didn't go, but Dobbs did, and nothing moro was seen of him tor that day. As Kufus Choato was cross-questioning a witnessin one of tho Courts a few days since, ho asked him what profession he ful lowed for a livelihood Tho wiinc!.snpHul " I am a candle of the l,ord a minister of the gospel,'' " Of what dcuom nntiun ' said Choato " A HapMst, t.i ft H witress "Then," said Clioate " you arc a itivt but 1 truit uot u wick-cd caudle ' AG!! C CTiUKA Nr. hie Si.sti. Wa police with . that many prumiucrt Oit'iy nnd woskly i fnpers at the Noi'.li nnd WiV, are r puiilic attention to the iiiport.ineo cf live i-.OMl-aiwing" thcrornhif, spring. 'I I: i shall continue to bnv i' from Europe a -i i ('em ,'id for brc .dstuffs, at high rrn. . 3 rob.i'ily as certain as anything in the fut i can be. Our burners will not, therefore ' 1 to put forth extraordinary efforts to fu'i a surplus of food, unpreecdrnted in ti e it cultural history of the country, Nevi r v they temptnd by tho prospect oTn mor "in reward. Wo hate no luck of terrii i v. r la'mrers, and if arran.-tu 'tits aio n i- ' s iison, the results, with the blessing i ' l'i I'leuce, vv ill be nil that could renso i.ii I 1 . desired. Not to exert ourselves at -a. 'i uu'piciotiN moment to redo-e our for. ij deliiediies. would burdly be cvnsaU' V therefore e ,11 ii on the I'lens, tn-nei 'lS urii attention to this subject. The I I i Mates could almost feed the world, il t y should try, and w ben the attention ol m o tbim one half nf th earth's population i -verted from tilling tho ground to ' f i tr ' I devour each other ' in war, let us, in pi " do vv ith our might what our ninth In ' do'" lo feed the hungry, clothe tin i i and rov l.le lor the destitute and nppi, wherever there is need. l!y tliTis - n hall commend ourselves to the hivnr ,.l Hod and man, and most directly prone ' rapid tetnMiriil jirospei ity. We hill tl c.uiecl our ileleolerines- both nt hone I abroid,and be, as a nation, what tu to be, really independent. .V. Y. 7k(. ent. Wvsiiiso lii mn vv itm Ntvv Milk. ter in the lerton Cultiratnr, over the . r ture of " Many..' ays he finds in u 1 1 work the lollowing reinnik, and nk if one of tho buttcr-makcis in this e, oi have ever tried it, and il'so.with tvluit i, s The remark isn. follows To t rocuri 1 ' of an excellent ll ivor and extieme ib h i must be washed finally with new milk cream of the milk is iucorsir,ited wit. butter, and communicates to it its sw ; and delieaey Fiflinnpr. 'I be prarth e ol washing butter wii'i milk is not new, or common only in I i 1 a large trade is curried on in and ii'iuti- I don, iu very choice fresh butter. The i , in tbn country, butter tl r been silted, but is otherwise sweet. 1 i churned in sweet new milk, und couiee u due time ii very delicious nrticle. win j sold daily at a very high figure. It is , . , . itnl proees lor renovating old butter Itu tViic 1'orarr. Grevt Sjm.f. or Stock A gentleman -f this (iiy lias tuinisl cd us u statement i" 1 gird tothe s lie ol 17 bead ol c.ittl', r. - i a neighboring town and brought here -'or the week to be shipped to market, wlo-h deem ol sufficient interest to warrant an sertion in our paper, as showing w 1 r I i.iriners can no il tney try. uieven ne i i year olds weighed 1 V.ToO l' . wHei t I cent" a pound, the price paid, realiz' d " an average u! nearly per head. 1 I maining Ii sold for jjoOO the lot. It , " Iniliptitihnt I'rom A. tl. Dickinson's Addr s leftre lie ' t land County (X. V.) Agricultural f o. i 1 i i itiv.vtios oi I'oi.vrius I'o 1 1, j field for p itutoes, since the r it his m ii po.irauce, I plow under a thick so I. would bo equ il to lifiy or si ty loads ol n , ure to the acre, and raise on it oits, is spiing w bent Then I plow deep in I alter the crop ciiuies oil, wit'i thru- 1 i uuil lollovv with the sub-soil plow I makes heivt el.iy land light, and Uy l.rn.i , up the siili.tMiil in cultivating it. vou in ik hoth cool and moist. 1 think 1 kn,,u luo remedies fi.r the potato diei the li-f is to plant on dry old land which has b , i, v cropped with oats for a number ol y t I h.ive never known the lot on siuh in . i did I ever se; on ueli 1 m l a lair jieid i "tin r re dy will all'ord a g , id yield l'i yuir potatoes in a wide, suallovv fuirow cover theiu over with straw, thorougl h s rated with hrin-; und then cover the" with hue or plow : the lutttr unsvvu-purpo-e. if there are no stones to pr i hi uu well done. I planted one field ,. i teen acres in tl is vv.iy this season, ..i I t, put on a heavy roller"; letting the oi, n -die one row, rolling down three row- r i siine time, and they are a guod crop, ml . tirclv free Iroui rot, us most potatoes ,n t season 1 have seen u pitch ul p it it planted in ibis way, all sound, while i. t e adjoining field tbej were rotted so the w , not worth digging The Osiek Willow. George J. L H t. i Jonesville, Vermont, contributes the loii vv ing observations on tho cultivation ol t Osier Willow to the Ameruan Agricu.t r " The cultivation of the European " basket inlow, bus drawn the attention ' many cultivators within a few vears . an I i has been fully proved by the few th..t ' . ' been engaged in the business, that it wi ' grow as well in tl is as in the old country and that there is no crop that wiilt.iy a bett-r piofit than a crop of willows. "v n when peeled by band, ns they ulwuy h.iV been But now that there is a mie'hine t peel them with, there is certainly n - cr v that offers so great inducements tu Atne-i r cultivators as this. The machine a i refirre 1 to (my own invention) is very sinij ' and not liable "to get out of repair ; it is m id principally of India-rubber, so that it a l ir's itself to any sized willow, and cannot inu- them in the least It can be made tw .k either by hand or horse ixiwer " The only objection that there has ever been to cultivating willows in this country, to sup- ly the immense, demand of our "tin markets, ia the great amountol labor ri pur 1 to peel theiu, vv hieh has made it posr . f r one man tu cultivate only a vcrv lew. ns tb y must be peeled in the short time thit t' i birk will slip, in the spring. But vv it i tlu tielji oftliis ma. bine, any farmer may culti vate just as many as lie lias suta'de I.lnl f - " Iho land best suited tu them is intervale, or uicidoiv that is natural to grass. It should t-o ploughed deep, and tho cuttings set in rows, three fed apart, and one t ,o- f va each other 111 the row They s! u1 ' I cultivated the first years about thesmieas com , utter that fiey require pocultiv.itio' only to be cut and peeled every spring 1 - Satix oiminalis is the hist kind thatl ,iin accuainted with, after having tried several of tho most approved varieties. They grow from six to ten feet high during a season, and will produce on good soil, from two t" three tons per acre, worth $120 per ton. ' The Cost or Worthless E.nvov It is stated that the American merchants of Grey, townvvho lost their property by the bon. lurdment and destruction uf that place, aro now besieging tho Exccutivo authorities at Washington with demands for indemnity President Pierce, in his annual mefsnge spoko uf theso Groy town people as a sort of refugees, outlaws and pirates, not recngniz- d by any government, nor entitled to rispcet Congress has now a chance to seo some epe. cimens of tho community, and judge for itself They are prolably the most respectable ard intelligent relugccs and outlaws iur e n there. Though the administration l as i ' itself necessitated to shoulder this affair, i. delipnd it us unavoidable, vet we can scurcuy believe it sincere in so doing, the more v.sp cially as the worthless envoy, Borland, w was the prime cauto of tho whole difficulty, has been consigned to merited neglect in Ar kansas. Two such nmlussailors as he a I Soulo would lie sufficient to embroil the p. tion in difficulties with half the civilucd world. Philcdtlphta -Vori .lwrrturt. If-The other day a young man in Dela ware county, Pcnn., seeing a flock of loops in a marsh, struck ono with a stone nnd wounded it that ho caught it. The bird ma a s.-rceeh, and all the fWkcninc tn the r s, pi, ked luui nn l',.-1 .i - ai loth, r int. ,f b, I, with, thi lr s' ii ' ' t - . -h a js ru n (. vrrp a. li .. i tit v for lielp, mi I a1 " , s .stanc nalariit i th-birds were dv,-a IT

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