Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, February 16, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated February 16, 1855 Page 1
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Maylild. dinly Attorney and Co'.iiiNclIor at !.', OFFlCi: OVER COMMERCIAL BA.VA", UHLIXCTt).. April 8, 1S35. dtf C. F. DAVEY, ATT0UXEV A.VI) CUtI.N5ULI.0ll AT LAW A.VU SOLICITOR .V ClIAXCRRV. rzr Office North-west corner of new Town Hall IlllllillglOll, Vermont JlyJ!3J. THE Nntro Onme Sticut, d.t-wly 1K.VJ. ,n o r; t it i: a i. April 'W. New England Type A SI, ST !: !l ISOT Y 1 !'. FO U X D MY, IMnbllihcJ in Ifi; I. NO, 60 CONliUK-i STKULT., L0.5T0N, JIASA l'Jcclrolyping Type Coppcrfacol. nr-snr a. iiooakt. josurn iv. r.ociuss. .March 'fi. 1854. diwly Oai'rt-J'ilSSIMViHfr. Onnnus ltKciuvr.D rem maukiaok ai dross, Party, and l!us!nos Copper-plate Lu graved Cards. Tboss who already have engraved j.latCB of tbeir Cards, can have them neatlv nrillted at thort noticu, lyApply at tho ULU Plllln-j Ol'l'ICC, ulino fyfcifnin ovariout tyttt call be seen. May 30. dintf , UENKKALOO.iIMISSKJN .MKKCHASTS ForiTiit sLr.or WOOL AND COUNTEV rROUVCE, NO. ISfiSTATF. STItKET. M r w u v o. i T M1EY loholt consignment, of all kinds, of Coun trv Produce, for which cash advances will be made, and to the sale and returns of which prompt attention will be given. UIH'KUKN0K3. Messrs. HltcIieock.Cobb ,1c Wlnlow,1 ' It, V. I'lotcher 4 Co., I n.,T Blanchard.ConvcrseACo., f U0,ION' " r. A 1'. itico, J " O, N.Soymour.l Sons.Ogdensburg, N. Y Cox .t llubbell, Potsdam, N. V.; ' ilolgs, I ll'ead, .Maloiio, N. Y. I " Iteeves .t Stevens, Cincinnati, Ohio, " llodxoa .1 Owen, Hut I and , Vt. II, II. Soviet, i:s.., tit. ' Samuel Morgan, Lsq., Verccnnci, Vt. " P. V. Lankton, Agent, d4tr UuotNtiiuncu.N. Y Sltro 31. 1854, dtr HANCINO I F. J . PAPi.Il ti; ac. unit or jAN;iNt. Holland, ...... Vviiiiout. IS prepared to furnish luarii JInic, any num. bor of musicians to suit the uccanlnn. HALL-HUU.M dancing, thj laUstttylo, tauxMJin all Its branches. Oct. C, 1B01, wlf DickcnV Clirlstiniis Story. The Seven Poor Travellers. l'rom Household Words. Tim rouniii pooh Tjuvi:t,t.i:n. 1 oiv, In-ft ul nil, I ohoulJ liku to know 1 liat you tiuu-4 liy 11 st try ' Vim inoun what utlier ppoplo ilo I Ami pray liat is that! 1 Von know, but you't cxiutly toll. 1 j tliottht hi! 1m tho iMiirso or a protty Ion" lcgil c.tpcriint!4, I Ime novcr yet mat v.itli a puity out of my latu prore.-.ion, who w.iac.i I'lhlool giving a correct definition of any thing. I M. 1 1 , i jimu ,l - j-tnir 10 kh, 1 siisppct voil nro r.miiPcil at my talking oC nny Mich th'ingeycr Mvin bilongod to 1110 ns a proresioii. ll.i ' . owniii, nn 1 my tool out ol my I i.iMiuiii 1, K-iii i iu my iuck or a IMplll I my poekot, cwvpt tho rourpuncu I Rot out of ! this ch.irity (.istinst 1 110 pruotit mlmiuistr.i- I lion nl winch I protoit ljut Unit's not tho I point), anil yet not tun yiurs ago 1 w.ts an 1 itttornoy in I iro pr.tpticd iu 11 biiratiu l,ig ! rouiitrv t.nvn. I had a houn'! iu tin; High j tetivct. Stieli 11 giant of 11 Iioiho that jou I h.ul to fret up siv slops to knock at tin" front iloor. I had a footman to ilrio trainpn liko 1110 uir all or any one nf my fix hearth-stoned tp, if they il.ircil tit iluwn on all or nny j (mo of my ni liKiirtli-itnnoit stop ; a font- 1 mm who would givi-1110 into custody now if trii-tl to lnliu hands uith liim iu tlicttrrcts. 1 decline, to aniwer yuur niicstions if v,m n.k nic tiny. How I Rot into troul.l,", anil ilroppcdiluwn to where I am now, U my t,c crct, Now, I absolutely ilcclino to tell you a story, but, though 1 won't tell a story, I am ready to make a statement. A (.tateiuciit is a mat ter ol fact ; therefore the exact nppositu ol'a ntory, which is a matter of fiction. What I nm now going to toll ,ou really happened to me. ' I served my timn nctcr mind in whos.o of ! "u 1 I nt.u-teil in l)iiinesi for mvx'lf, in 0110 nf our Unlis'i uiuntr.y towns 'l doeline stating which. I hadn't a quarter of tlio capital I ought to h lyo had to begin with; and my friends in tho neighborhood were poor and useless enough, with 0110 exception. That exception was -Mr. I' (J.nliir.. ... of .Mr. Gatlid'-1, member for the county, the richest nun and tho proudest for many amilu romid about our puts, htop a bit ' joii man in tho cornjf there : y.iu needn't perk up and look knowing. Vou won't trace any iiar- tienlars by tho name of liitliffe. I'm not iiound to cummlt meolf or anybody else by iiifiitioning 11 lines. I have given you tho lirt "r.','ll',,u; ,Mt" '"V ''end. Hen: .ui,ii.rt . . .... mine, nnd ready to ree'i,,! f o a"""c" Iriend of whenever no i ue cn.inca. I nail given lnm timely help for a consideration of coursj in boriuuing money at a fair rate ol interest; in fact, 1 had sued Mm l'rom tlio Jews. Tho money was borrowed while Mr. I rank Has at college Ilo cum back from college, mid stopp. d at homo a littlo while; and then there got spread about nil our neighborhood, a report that he li id fallen iu loio, as the suing is, with his young filter's goicrness, and that his mind was made up to marry her.! jou're at it again, my m in In the curiur1 Vou vtant to know her mime, don't you I What do vou think of Smiil, 1 Sre (king as a 1 never, I consider Itcport in I .1 i,iiiai ui nun io n an t a Inr. liut in this ease report turned out to be tuinotbing cry different. Mr. Frank told mo ho was really in love, and slid upon Ms honor (an absurd which voiim. idi.ips of his age are always using) lie was determined to marry Smith thegmerness tho sweet darling I girl, as hi called her ; but I am not sentiiiicn" ' till, and call her aitiitu the guvcruvM (with 1 an eye, of course, to refiesliing the memory I of my Iriend iu tho lorner). .Mr. Flank's lather, being as pruud as Lucifer, said ".No" as to marrying tlie governess, w hen Mr. Frank ...... ia mm iu - y "Ych." He was a man of business, was oM (..itlille, ana lie took proper business course, lie sent the guvcr iiej away witli a lirst rate character and a spanking present ; and then lie looked about lnm to get something lor Mr. Frank to do. While he was looking about, Mr. Frank bolt ed to Liiidou niter tliugoverne-s, who had no. body ulitu belonging to lur to go to but an aunt iier father's si.-ter. Tnu aunt refuses to b t Mr Frank iu without thcs.piire's per-mis-ion. Mr. Frank writes to his father, and says lie will mat ry tho girl us soon as lie i- o( age, or sliuot himself. Up to town cuines ' the s.piire, an I his wife, and Ids diugliter ; J and a lot of sentimentality, not iu the slight j est degree materiil to the present statement, takes place iiinong them ; and tho upshot of jit is that old Gitlilfu is forced into with . drawing the word Xu, and substituting tho j woid Ves I don't beiieto ho would ever havo done it, I though, but for ono lucky peculiarity iu the Cise. The guuTiicss's father was a" man of . gojl family pretty nign as good ns (JatliHVs 'own. He had been iu the army; bud s.,td I out, set up as a wine-merchant lulled died, t ditto his wile, us to the 1 vinir part of it. No relation, in fact, left for the sipiiro to make ii.rpiirics about but tho father's fistcr ; ho had l.ehatcd, as old fiatlill'e said, liko a thoroughbred gentlewoman in shutting tho door against .Mr. Frank in tho lirst instance. So, to cut the matter shurt, things wore at last made up pleasant enough. Tho timowas lixed fur tho wedding, nnd an announcement abuut it Marriage iu High Life nnd nil that put into tlio country paper, Tliero was a regular biography, besides, of tlio governess's father, so us to stop people from talking ; a great liourish about his pedigreo, nnd a long account ol his services in tlio army; hut not a word, mind to, of his having turned winc U' reliant afterw aids. Oh, no not a word about that' I knew it, though, for Mr. Frank told mo. Ho hadn't a bit of l.ride about him. He introduced mo tn liis future w il'e one (biv W lion I .tint (lit..,. ii.( .r.lL.;.... ! and asked tno if I did not think ho was a j lucky lellow, I don't mind admitting that 1 did, nnd that I toM him so. All ' but sho was one of my sort, was tliat gnu-mess. Stood, to tile best of iny recollection live foot four, j ti'. id lissome figure, that looked as if it had neiur been bjxed up iu a pair oT stays. L'ycs that made me feel as if I was under a pretty I ut; .rti.;.,ti.ti, !. ...o.nnnt r!0 looked j at iuc. Fine red, fresh, kisa-.ind-coiue-ag uu sort of lips. Clucks and complexion 'o, 1 iny man in tno corner, uiu won dn t identi v her by her cheeks and complexion, if I drew you a picture of tbcin this lery moment, Shu has iniil n fimily of children since the time I'm talking of; and her cheeks uro a trillo fatter and her complexion is a Bhado or two rodder now, than when 1 first met her outwalking witli Mr. Frank i Tho murriagn was to take placo on a Wed. I ncsday. 1 declino mentioning thu year or tho j month. 1 had started as un attorney on my own account say six weeks, moro or less, and mis sittinz ulono in mv ofaeo on tho Mondav morning before tho wedding-day, trjing to see my way clear beforo mo and not succeed ing particularly well, when Mr. Frank sud denly bursts in, as white as any ghost that ever was painted, and says he's got the most drcaalul case lor me to ndriso on, and not un hour to lose in acting ou my udvico. 4 Is this in the wav of business. Mr. Frank 1' says I, stopping him just as lio was beginning to got sentimental. 'Ves or no, Mr. Frank I' rapping my now oflico paper kuifo on the tublo to pull him up short all tho sooner ' My dear fellow" ho was always familiar with mo ' it's in the way of business, cer tainly ; but friendship ' I was obliged to pull him up short again and regularly examine him us if he had been iu tho witness-box, or ho would have kept mo talking tu no purposo half thu day. ' Nun, Mr. Frank,' said I 'I can't haio uuy sentimentality mixed up with business matters. Vou please to stop t liking and let mo ask questions. Answer in thu fewest words you can use. 'od when nodding will do instead uf words,' 1 fixed him with my ryo for about three Feconds, as ho sat groaning and wriggling in his chair. When I'd done fixing him, I gave aiiotlu r rap with my paper-kuilu ou to tho table tu startle Mm up a bit. Then 1 went ou. ' From wh it you have been stating up to tho present time,' suis I, ' I gather tint yuu are In a (.crape which is likely tu intcrieru seriously with jour marriage on Woduesdayl' w t--"' J nwtu i, - . '"-miWTm dUl.irTfflJ1HTTfiyigieM (Ilo nodded, nnd 1 cut iu again baforo ho could siy it word). 'Tho scrape affects tho young lady you nro about to marry, nnd goes back to tho period of a certain transaction in whteli her l.ito father was engaged some years ngof (Ho nods, and I cut in onco more.) 'There is it party who turned up .n.i numi kiu aiinuunccinciu oi your mar rugo in tho piper, who is cognistnt of what lio oughtn't to know, and who is prepared to i. nm Kiiovticoge ui mo same, to tno preju dico of tlio young lady and of your niarrinco unless ho receives a sum of money to quiet him! Very well. N'ow, first oi' all, Mr. Frank, statu what you have been told hv tbn young lady herself about tho transaction of tier Mi - lather. How did you lirst como to l. ivonnv L-u.Hvlr.,1,... ,,1'it ! 'hho'was talking to me about licr father unn day, so tenderly and prettily, that sho quitncxcitcd my Interest about him,' begins Mr. Frank ; ' and 1 asked her, among uthcr tilings, wh it hud occasioned his death She sipi s'io iielievcil it was distress of mind in tno iii-bc instance; utiil added that this dis tress WaS Connected with n nbnnbin.. .r.n... which sho nnd her mother had kept from everybody, but w hich she could not keep from me, because the was determined to becin her ... I lie. i... i .... . . . "iu "y uaving no secrets Irom Iier husband.' Hto Mr. Frank began to got sentimental Again; and 1 pulled liiln up short (line tiini'i. udtt fl... i....( ' Sho told HIP.' J r. Tr.irik went nn the great mistake of Iier father's lifo was ins selling out ol the army and taking to tho wine trade. Ilo had no talent for business ; tilings went wrong with him from the lirst. His clerk, it was strongly suspected, cheated mm 'Stop a hit,' siys I. ' What was that sus pected clerk h name " ' D.nagcr,' says ho. ; Davagor,' siys I, making a notoofit. wo on, iiir. i r.llllt ' Ilis affairs got more and more entannlcd. says Mr. I rank ; ho was pressed for money in nn iiueciioiis , naiiKnipicy, ann couse- (pient dishonour (as ho convideicd it stared i.:... :.. .i... r n; . - . - . . . . ui... in mo laoij, ins miiiu was so atlecteu hy his troubles that both his wife and daiicditpi- towards the last, considered him to ho hardly responsible fur his own acts. In this state of desperation and misery, lie ' Here Mr. Frank begin to hesitate. We have two ways in tho law, of drawing cudeiice off idea and clear from an unwilling client or witness. Wo give him a fright or wo treat him to a joke. I treated -Mr. Frank to a joke. Ahl'siysl. ' 1 know what lie did. He had a signature to writo ; and, by thu inot natural mistake in the world,' ho wrote another gentleman's name instead of ids own eli !' very crestfallen, instead of taking the loke ' His principal creditor wouldn't wait till ho could r.iiie the money, or tho greater part of it. Hut ho was resohed, ( ho sold olf every thing, to get the amount and rcpuy " 'Ufeourso'' says I. Drop that. Tlio forgery was discolored. When1' ' Heforo even tho lir-t attempt was made to negotiate the hill. Ho had done tlio whole thing in the most absurdly and innocently wrong way. The person wfiose name he had used was a staunch friend ol his, and a rela tion of his wile's : a good man as well us a f'e'i one. Ilo had inllucncu with the ehinf creditor, and lie used it nobly. He had a real uuection lortliu unlortunato man's wife, mid he proved it cncroxoly.' ' Come to tho point,' says I. ' What did he do ! In a misiness way, what did he do '' ' lie put the false bill intu the fire, drew a hill ol his own to replace it, and then inly then told my dear i rl and her mother ail hat had happened. Can you imagine any thing nobler !' asked Mr. Frank. (JjiClWIIIg 111 Illy wt......B. , . can't imagine anything greener!' says I. ' Where was the lather1 till", I suppose!' ' III in bed,' slid Mr. Frank, coluuring. ltnt be mustered strength enough to write a contrite grateful letter the simo il.iv, pro mising to prove himself worthy uf the noble moderation and extended to him, hy selling ofi" everything he possessed to repay his money debt. He did sell oil' everything, down to some old family pictures that were heirlooms ; down to the little plate he had ; down to the very tables nnd chairs that fur nished his draw nig room. Fvery farthing of the debt was paid ; and ho was left to begin the world again, witli the kindest promises of help from the generous man who had fur given him. It was too late. His crime o1 one rash moment atoned for though it had Iijcii preyed upon his mind. Ilo became possess d with tho idea that ho had lowered himself foreier iu the estimation of bis wife and daughter, mid ' ' He died,' I cut iu. ' Ves, yoa, wo know Let's go back for a itiiuuto to tho con Uito and grateful letter that he wrote. My experience in tlio law, Mr. Frank, has con lincoa me that if everybody burnt everybody clso's letters, half tho Courts of Justice in this country might shut up shop. Do you hap- peu in Know wnetlier tbo letter we are now speaking of contained anything liko an avowal or confession of tho forgery I' 'Of course it did,' says he.' -Could the writer express Ids contrition properly with out nuking some sucli confession ' ' Quite easy, if lie lad been a lawyer,' says I. ' Hut nevermind that ; I'm going to mike a guess, a desnerato guess, mind. Should I he altogether iu error,' Bays I, ' if I thought this letter had been stolen ; and that tho fingers of Mr. Davager, of sus picious commercial celebrity, might possibly he tho lingers which tuok it !' says I. ' 1 hat is exactly what I tried to inako you iderstaud,' cried .Mr. Frank. Ilo imuiuiucato that interesting fact to you 1 ' lie has not ventured into my presence. The cooundrel actually had the audacity ' ' Aha !' says 1. ' Tho young lady herself ! Sharp practitioner, Mr. llavager.' ' L.irly this morning, when she was walk ing alone in tho shrubbery,' Mr. Trunk goes on, 'he had tho assurance to approach her, and to siy that lio had been watching his opportunity of gettting a private interview lor days past, llu then shuwed her actually showed her her unfortunate father's letter ; put into her hands another letter directed to me ; iiowid, u.,d walked olf; leniing her half uead with astonishment and terror !' ' It was much liettei Tor yon that you wcro nut,' says I Have you got that other letter!' Ho banded it to mo. It was so extremely humorous and short, that I remember eiery word of it at this distance or time, It ueir.uu in this way . b ' To Francis OatlllTo, Esq., Jun. Sir, I hire an extremely curious autograph l.ttcr to sell, Tho prico Is a Tiro hundred po ind note. Tho young lady to whom yon are to bo married on Midncsday will Inform you of tho naturo of tho letter, and the genuineness of the autogiaph. If you refuso to deal, I shall send a copy to tho local papor, and shall wait on your highly rcspoctcd father with the original curiosity, on the afternoon of Tucilay next. Having oorao down here on family business, I haro put up at tho family hotel being to be heard of at loo uauiuo Arms, Your very obedient servant, " Altrcd Davager." ' A clever follow, that,' says I, putting tho letter into my private drawer. 'Clover" cries Mr. Frank, bo ought to bo horsowhinricd within nn ineh nf I,,- i;c I would have done it myself but sho made mo promise, beforo sho told mo a word of the matter, to come straight to you.' ' That was ono of tlio wiaest promises you over made,' says I. ' Wo can't aQord to bully this fellow, whatever else wo may do with him. Don't think I urn saying uny thing libellous against your excellent father's character when I insert that if lmi u,. letter hu would certainly insist on your mar- ""s; ' iiis pui on, ai ma very least r ' feeling us my father (Los about my niar rtago, ho would insist on its being drupned altogether, if ho saw this letter,' says Mr. t runk, nun u groan. Hut oven thut is not the worst uf it, Tno generous, nohlo girl herself siis, that if tho letter appears in the piper, with all the tin inswerablo comments this scoundrel would h sum to add to it, sho would rather diu than huld mo to iny engage ment even if my father would let mo keep it. llu was a weak young fellow, uud ridi culously fond of her. I brought him back to business with (mother rap of tho paier-kiiife. ' Hold up, .Mr Frank,' says J ' I have a m-v li Jm,JT MfXXajp. JBHRLDSrGTON, VT., question of two moro. Did you think of ask ing tlio youg lady whether, to tho best of her knowledge, this infernal letter was tiio only written evidence of tho forgery now in exis tence ' 'Ves, 1 did think directly of asking her that,' says lio ; 'nnd sho tofd mo sho was 3 uito certain that tliero was no written cvi eiveoftho forgery, except that ono letter,' 'Wilt you giio Mr. Daingcr Ids price for it !"says I. ' Yes s.iys -Mr. Frank, as quick ns light ning. ' .Mr. Frank,' says I, 'you came hero to get my help andadiieoiii this extremely ticklish business, and vou uro readv n 'l know, without asking, to remunerate mo for an ami any ol iny services ntitho usual pro fessional rato. Now, I'vo made up my mind to net boldly desperately, if you like on ti... I, if i t . ,.ii . .... .... u, i.ti.1, i, i ii-i,i.wt -1U30-1U I pilllCI in dealing witli this mittor. Hero is i proposal. I'm rronitf to trv il l mn't .b Mr bavagcr out of his letter. If 1 don't succeed before to-morrow afternoon, you hand lnm tlio money, and I charge you nuthing for pro fessional sen ices. If I do succeed. I band yon tlio letter instead of -Mr. Daia-r: and you gno me tho money, instead of given it to mm. It's a precious risk for mo, hut I'm rcaov to run it. inn must pry your hundred any way What do you say t plan t Is it, Ves Mr. Frank or. N'o '' tang your questions! cries Mr. Frank, jumping up j iou know It s 1 es, ten thou. saiiu times over. Only you cam tho money and ' ' And you will bo too clad tooiin It tn nm. cry good. Now no homo. Comfort the lout.g lady don t let Mr. Dnvtizcr so much ns set eyes on you keep quiet leave eiery- iiinig iu mo anu icei as certain as you please that all tho letters in the world can't stop your being married on Wednesday. ' Vt itli theso words 1 hustled him off out of thoolhce: for I wanted to In left ulonn to mako my mind up about what I should do. The first thing, of courso, was to have a look at the enemy. I wrote to Mr. Davager, telling him that I was privately appointed to arrange the littlo business-mutter lietwecn himself and ' another partv' (no names ') on friendly terms ; and begeins him to call on mo at his earliest convenience. At tho very beginning ol tho case, Mr. Davager bothered me. His answer was that it would not bo convenient to him to call till between six and seven in tho evening. In this way, you see, ho contrived to make mo loso several precious hours, at a timo when minutes almost were of importance. I had nuthing fur it, but to no patient, and to give certain instructions, hcloro Mr. Davager camo, to my boy Tom. There was never such a sharp boy of four teen before, and tliero neicr will bo again, as igorwas,"ot coiirs"e',"'tn!3 'lit'h KlruViVb iil 'it case of this kind ; and Tom was tho smallest, quickest, quietest, sharpest, ste.ilthiest littlu miako uf a chap that ever dogged a gentle man's steps and kept cleierly nut of rangoof a gentleman's eyes. I settledit witli the boy mat no was not to sliow at all, when Mr. DavJirer camo : and that ho was tu wait to hear mo ring the bell when Mr. Davager left. If I rang twice ho was to show tlie gentle man out. If I ram: once, ho was to keen out of the way and follow the gentleman where, ver ho went, till ho c:ot back to the inn. Those were tlie only preparations I could inuko to begin with ; being obliged to wait, uiu ici myseii oo guided uy turned up. iiioui a quarter to seven my gontlsuiau Mine. In tno profession of thu I aw w c somehow ouito reniurkiiblv mixed un with ly peuple, hlackL'u ird neonln. ami dirtv people. But far away tho ugliest and dir tiest lilackgu ird I eier saw in my life was .nr. AllreU Davager. Ho had greasy white hair and u mottled f.ieo. lln wmh low in tbn luico, uud' fllllft,'t'gs.',, tbo were bloodshot, and ono was fixed in Tiis head. He suieit of spirits, and carried a toothpick iu his mouth. 'How are vou! l ie plot dono dinner,' says lie and lie lights cigar, sits down with Ins legs crossed, and winks nt me. I tried nt lirst tn take the measure of Mm iu a wheedling, way; hut it was no good. 1 usKcd him ill a facetious smiling tu inner, how he had got hold of tho letter. tie only told ine in answer that liu liau been in cmpl lyiu nt uf the writer uf it, and that lie had uiwais been fauious siueo infancy, lor a harp eye to bis own in terests. 1 paid him somu compliments ; but he was not to lio llittered. I tried to mako loso his temper; hut hu kept it iu epitu ut inc. It ended iu bis drmiig mu tu inv List resource I made an attempt tu lrighteu liim. II jforo wo say n word about tlio money.' I began, let mo put a case. Mr. Davager. 1'iie pull yuu balu ou Mr. Francis Liatlilfe is. that you can hinder his inarriaira on Wed nesday. Xow, suppose I haio got a maitis- trato's warrant to apprehend you in my pocket! Suppose ! have a constable to ex ecute it in thu next room ! .Suppose 1 brine: you up to-murruw tho day beloro the mar riage cnargo you only guncrauy nun un attempt to extort money, and apply f jr a day's remand to complete tho caso 1 Suppose, us a suspiciouj stranger, you can t get bail in tins town 1 Suppose 'Stop a bit,' says Mr. Davager; 'Supposo I should not b tho crecnest fool that cicr stood in shoes I Suppose I should not carry thu letter about mo ! Suppose I should haio given a certain envelope to it certain friend of mine in a certain placo m this town ! Sup pose ttic letter snouiu no inside tuat envelope, directed to old (iutliQc, sidu by side with a copyuf tho letter, directed to tho editor of tho local paper! Suppose my Iriend should bo instructed to open the cnvclopo, nnd take tho letters to their right addresses, if I don't appear to claim them from him this evening ! Iu short, my dear sir, suppose you were bom yesterday, and supposo I wasn't !' says Mr. Daiagcr, and winks at mo again, lie didn't tako me by surprise, for 1 never expected that ho had tho letter abuut him, I made n pretenco of being icry much taken abick, and uf being quite ready to give iu. We settled our hiisiues.sabout delitcring tbo letter and handing over tho money, in no time. 1 was to draw out u document, which he was to sign. He know the document was stuff and nunseiisu just as well as I did ; uud told nio I was only proposing it to swell mv client s bill. Sharp. is ho lias, l.u was wrong tliero, The document was not to be drawn out to gain money Irom Mr. Frank, but to gain lime from Mr, Daiagcr. It served mo us nn excuse to put off tho payment of the five hundred pounds till thrco o'clock on the Tuesday afternoon. The Tuesday morning Mr. Davager said ho should delete tu his amusement, and asked tnu what sights were to be seen in tho neighborhood of the town. When I had told Mm, he pitched his tooth pick into iny grate yawned and went out. 1 rang the l:i onco ; waited till ho had passed the window; and theu looked after 'c. 'i ..... I r i ll- Tom. opposite side of tbo street, just setting his .itviu HUB mi mnci VI u uuy Ull llie --:a.. ..p .u T . lop guing in tne most playnu manner possi ble. Mr. Davager walked away up the street, towards tho market place. Tom whipped his top up tho street towards the market-placo too. In a quarter of an hour ho came back, with all his evidenco collected in a beautifully clear and compact state. Mr. Davager had walked to a public-house, just outsido tho town, in a lano loading to tlie high road. On a bench outside tho public-house thcro sat a man smoking. He said "All right!" and walkod back to the inn. In tho hall ho or. dcred hot rum and water, cigars, slippers, and u tiro tu bo lit in his room, After that, ho went up stairs, and Tom came uwny, 1 now saw my road clear befuro mo not very far on, but still clear. I hud housed the letter, in all probability for that night, ut the tiatliffo Anns. Alter tinniuz Turn. I gave him directions to play about the door of mo uiu, anu ruiresn iiuuseii, wncn no was tired, ut tho tart-shop opposite eating as much us ha pleased, on thu understanding that hocminmcd ull the timo with his eye on the winduw. If Mr. Davager went nut, or Mr. Davuger's friend called ou liim, Tom was tu let mu know. He was also tu tako u littlu note from mo to tho head chambermaid an old friend of mine asking her to step over to my office, on u priiuto matter of business, as soon us her work was done for tint night. After settling these little matters, having FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 1855. half nn hour to sparo, I turned to and did myseii u bloater nt tho uiuce-hro, nnd imd i drop of gin and water hot, undfelt compara lively luiiinv. When tho head chambermaid came, it turn- cu out, as good luck would havo it, that Mr ('.linger tiiionucii nor. 1 no sooner men- uoncu liim than shu flew into u passion : und when I added, by way of clinching tho mat ter, that I was retained to detenu the inter. cstsui a very bcuutilul und deserving young jii.iiuo noi reicrrco in, oi course) against tho most cruel underhand treachery on tho part of Mr. Davager, tbo head chauiborimid was ready to go any lengths that sho could sifely to serve my caubo. Iu few words, I discovered that lioots was to call .Mr. Dava gcr nt eight tho next morning, und was to tike his clothes dow n stairs to brush ns usual, If Mr. D, had not emptied his own pockets overnight, wo arranged that llouts was to forget to empty them fur him, and was tn I ring thu clothes downstairs just as ho found thcin. If Mr. D.'s pockets wcro emptied, thin, of course, it would lie necessary to transfer tho searching process to Mr. D.'s room. Undorany circumstances, i cr t.iiiof the head eh imbcrm.iid ; and under any circunistum-cs ulso, the head chauiber mail huh certain of Moots. I v.tlted till Tom came homo, looking very puffy and bilious about tlio faco ; hut as to his intellects, if anything, rather sharper than ever. His report was uncommonly short and ! pleasant. The inn was shutting up ; Mr. D. i was going to bed in rather a drunken condi- j ttui; .nr. navager s menu nan neicr tip. pcared. I sent Tom (properly instructed about kccnine our man in view ull tho next morning) to Ids shake-down behind tho oflico desk, whero 1 heard him hiccupping half tho night, as boys will, when over-excited und too full of tarts. At half-past seven next morning, I slipped quietly into Hoot's pantry. Down camo the clothes. Xo pockets in trousers. Waist coat pockets empty. Out pockets with some thing in them. First, handkerchief, secondly, bunch of keys; thirdly, cigir-caso; fourth ly, pocket-book. Of course I wasn't such a fool as to expect to find tlio letter tliero ; but I opened the pockct-kook with a certain cu riosity, notwithstanding. Nothing in tho two pockets of tlio book but some old advertisements cut out oT newspa pers, a lock of hair tied round witii a dirty bit of ribbon, a circular lottcr about a loan society, and some copies of verses not likely tu suit any company tnni was nni oi an ex tremely w icked description. On tho leaves of tho pocket-book, people's addresses scrawled in pencil, and bets jotted down in red ink. On ono leaf, by itself, this queer inscription : "Mem. 5 Ai.osa. 4 Across." I under stood cicrything but tlioso words and figures; i. ,f""''rT".'.-"i .-!. '.f"":.. .i ' "in noun. anon l i.uiieu in inn iiiiuiry , llll Hoots had brushed tlio clothes and had taken them up stairs. His report, when ho camo down, that Mr. 1). bad tisked if it was a line morning. Being told thut it was, ho had ordered breakfast at nine, and a saddle-horse to ho at tho dour at ten, to tako him to Ciriui. with Abbey one of the sights in our neigh borhood which I had told him of tho evening beforo. I'll be here, coming in by tho hack way at half-past ten,' says I tu the bead chain. bcriuaid, " to take the responsibility of making Mr. D.u ager's bed uff your hands for this morning only. 1 want to biro Sam for the morning l'ut it down in the order-book that he's to bo brought round to my olllee at ten.' S.ini was a pony, und I'd made up my mind i Iliat it would be beneficial to 1'oiu'h health, i ulter the tarts, if ho took u constitutional 1 airing on a nice hard saddle in the direction of Otiinwith Abbey. Anything else, says the head chamber Only ono moro i.iioi. una,. mv bov Tom be lerv much in tlm wnv r i.n came, from now till ten, to help with the noois anu suoes, umi stoou at ins work closo by this window which looks out on the stair- 1 Not n bit,' says tho head chambermaid. ' Thank lou,' s.iys I ; and stepped back to my ofaeo directly. When I had sent Tom off to help w ith the boots and shoes, I reviewed tho whole else exactly us it stood at that timo. There wcro three things Mr. Daiugor might do with the litter, lb; might giiu it tu bis friend ngim Iwfore ten in w hich case, Tom would must likely see thu said friend on tho stairs He might take it to his hiend, or to soino other friend, nfter ten in which case, loin was realy to follow hiiu on Sun tho pony. And, listly, ho might leave it hidden somewhere in his room ut the inn in which case, I all r-ady fur him with u search-warrant of my own granting, under favor always of iny friend the head chambermaid So fir I had uy business arrangements nil gathered up nice and compact in my on u hands. Only two things bothered mo ; the terri do shortness of the time at, iu easel failed in my lirst expel intents lor getting hold of the let ter, and that queer inscription which I bad copied nut of tlio pocket-book. 'Mem. f Ai.onu. 4 Across.' It was the measurement, most likely, of something, uud ho was afraid of forgetting it ; therefore it was .somctning important, ouery somo- thing about bimscll ' Say '5' (inches) along- no uocsui wear a wig. (feet) ' alone ' it can't bo coit. Say' 5 waistcoat, trowsers, or underclothing. Say '5' (yards) ' along ' it can't be anything about himself, unless ho wears round bis body the ropo thut no s suro to no iiungeu w un otiool tlicsodays. Then it is mil something ubout himself. What do I know of that is important to him be sides ! I know of nothing but the Letter. Cm tho memorandum ha connected with that! bay, yes. What do ' 5 alow;' and ' 1 across' mean then ! The measurement of something ke carries about with him ! or the rocasuro ncnt of something in his room ! 1 could get tretty sat isfuctorily to myself asfaras that; lut I could get no further. Tom camo back to tho ofHcc, and reported lira mounted lor his ride. His friend had revcr ujipcared. 1 sent tho boy off, with his roper instructions, ou Sam's back wrute nil encouraging letter to Mr. Frank to keep him quiet then slipped into tho inn by tho back nay a little before half past ten. Thu head uhambcraiaid gave mo u signal when the lauding mis clear. I got intu his room with out u soul but her seeing mo, and luckod thu duur iuuncdi itcly, Tho caso was to a ccr tiiiil extent, slmilificil now. Hither Mr. Da. laget had ridden out with tbn letter ubout him, ir ho hud lelt it in some hiding pi. ice in his room. I suspected it to bo in his room, for u leasou that will a little astonish vou bis trunk, his dressing-case, and all the draw cvs and cupboards were left open, I knew my customer, and 1 thought thiscxtra-urdiiM-y carelessness on his part rather sus picious Mr. D.uager had taken one of tho beet bedrooms ut tho (jatliffe Arms. Floor car peted all over, wulls benutilully prepared, fuur-rostor, and general furniture tirst-rato. I searched, to begin with, on tho usual plan, examining everything in citry possible way, and taking more than an hour about it. No discovery. Then 1 pulled out a carpenter's rule which I had brought with mo. Was there anything in tho room which cither in inches, feet, or yards answered to ' 5 along' and '4 across!' Nothing. I put the rule back in my pocket measurement was no good evidontly. Wus thore anything in tho room that would count un to o one way and 4another, seeing that nothing wquld measure up to it I I had got obstinately persuaded hy this timo that tho letter must bo in the room principally because of tho trouble I had had in looking after it. And irsuaditig myself 0r that, I took it iuto my head next, just us ubsiinutely, that 5 ulong- und ' 4 across' must bo tho right clue to find tho letter hypriucipa ly because, I hadn't left myself, after ull my searching and thinking, eieu so much us thu icstigo of unother guide to go by. ' 5 along' n hero could 1 count Hie ulong the room, in uny part of it I Not on tho paper. Tho pattern there was pillars of trellis work and flowers, enclosin u plain green ground only four pillars along" the wall und only two across. Tho furnlturo ! 1 hero wcro nut fivu chairs, or Hie separuto pieces ol any furniture in thu room alto gether. Tho fringes thut hung from the cor nice of the bed I l'lenty of them at any rate ' Up I jumpod oo the counterpane, with my penknife in my hand, that ' 5 uloni' and 4 li ferritin' i r.verv wav oncd on thoso unlucky fringes, I reckoned on them probed with my penknife scratched ith my nails-crunched with my fingers. .No use ; not a sign of a letter ; and tho timo could no reck "..a on on, I)rd ! how tho time did b-joo ui uuvagor's room that morning, ., V"""" lr'." mo bed, so desperate at my Ill-luck that I hardly cared whether anybody heard moor not. Quite a littlo "uuuuiuiismrosejit my feet ns they thumnM on tho carpet. 'Hallo!' thought I ; my friend tho head chambermaid takes it easy here. Nice state for a carpet to bo in. in one ...v. oeoi, oeurooms at tlio Uatliffo Arms.' Carpet ! I had boon in,.,r,;,.n .i. 1...1 , o ",p ' - mu wans, nut I nan neicr so .c, as given a glance down nttliecir- "n,''j knowing how to look low enough t ' . f no Carpet I It ha. been a stout article I'vw m i iiii n. hi iiil Iirntnnr ini tn I.n n Int.. .. no time : nau evidently bor-un n a draw. ing-room ; then descended to a coff.c-room ; then gono upstairs altogether tu u bedroom I ho ground wus .t ... bunch, s or leaves and roses speckled over tho ground ut regttl ir distances. I reckoned up tho bunches. Ten along tho room eight across it. hen I had stepped out five one way uud ruur tlie oilier, unci w.i, doi, .. my knees on t!io eentro hunch, as true ns I jut on this benc'i, I could hear my own heart ...... .no; no iouu mat it quitolriglitcncd me. I looked narrowly all over tho bunch, and I reltull over it with tho ends of my lingers ; and nothing camo or that. Then I scraped it over slowly and gently with my nails. My second finger-nail struck a littlo at one placu I parted the pile or tho carpet over that place, and saw a thin slit, which had been hidden by tho pile being smoothed over it a slit about hair an inch long, with a littlo end of brown thread, exactly tho colour of tho carpct-ground sticking nut nbout a quar ter oran inch from tho middlo ofit. Just us I I ud hold or tho thread gently, I hoard a footstep outsido the door. Itwasonly tho h;ad chambermaid. 'Havn't you dono yet !' sho whispers. ' flivo me two minutes,' says I ; ' and don't let anybody near tho door whatever you do don't let anybody startlo mo again by coming near the door.' I took a little pull nt tho thread, and hoard something rustle. I took a longer pull, and out came a pieco of papor, rolled up tight liko thoso candle-lighters that the ladies make. I unrolled it and, by George ! gentlemen all, tliero was tho letter ! Tho original letter ! I know 16 bj the colour of tho ink. Tho letter was worth live hundred pounds to mo ! It was nil 1 could do to keep myself nt first from throwing my hat into ('" - i ""J hooruying liko mad. I had io tako a chair and sit quiet iu it fora minute or two, hoforo I could cool myself down to my proper business level. I know that I was safely down again when I round myself wondering how to let Mr.Davager know'that ho had been dono by tho innocent country attorney, after nil. It was not long before a nice little irrita ting plan occurred to me. 1 tore . blank lent out of iny pocket-book, wroto on it with my pencil ' Change Tor u five hundred pound note,' fiilded up the paper, tied the thread to it, iwked it back into the hiding-pl.tco, smoothed oter the pile of tho carpet, and ns everybody in this plaoe guesses beforo 1 can tell them bolted off tu Mr. Frank. He i in nts turn, noitoa on to show tho letter to i tho young lady, who first certified to its genuineness, then dronned it into tbo iir and then took the initiative for the first time stneo her marriago engagement, by Uingtng her tiriUS round hw nuotc, Kissluu. "liim nit!. all her might, und going into hysterics in his arms. So at least Mr. Frank tuld me ; hut that'is not evidence. It is evidence, howoier, that 1 saw thorn married with my own oyce. ..n. (.I.e.. Wednestl.iv nnd Hint while tboy went oil in a carria;o and lour to spend the honeymoon, I went off on my own legs to open u credit at the Town .i. t'ouuty liink with a fivo hundred pound nolo in my pocket. As to Mr. Davager, I can tell you nothing about him, except what is derived from hearsay ciidcnce, which is always unsatis factory ciidence.even in a lawyer mouth. My boy Tom although twice kicked off by Sam the puny, never lust hold of the bridle, and kept his man in sight .rom first to la,t. He had nothing particular to report, except that on tho way out to thu Abhy .Mr. Daiu gor hid stopped at tho puhlic-houso, had spoken a wonl or two to his friend of the night before, and had handed him what looked liko a bit or p.iper. This was no doubt u eiuu to tlio thread that held the letter, to be used in case of accidents. n every other respect Mr. I), had ridden out and ridden in like an ordinary sight-seer, lorn reported him tomous having dismounted at thu hotel about two. At half-past, I locked my oflico door, nailed a card under the knocker with ' not ut home till to-morrow' written on it, and retired to a friend's house a mile or su out ol tho town for the rest of the dav. Mr.Davager loft the Gatliffe Arms that night, with his best clothes ou his back, and with ull tho valuable contents of Ids dressing caso in his pockets. I am not in a condition to state whether ho ever went through tho form of nsking for his hill or not ; but 1 can positively testify that bo never paid it, and that the effects left in his bedroom did not pay it cither. When I add to theso frag ments of evidence, that ho and I havo never met (luckily for mo), since 1 jockeyed him out of his bank note, I havo about fulfilled my implied contract as maker of a statomcnt, with the present company ns hearers of a statement. The NieRO of Neliustopol. Tho New York Tribune has a correspond, ontat Constantinople who gives tho following account or the tcrriblo condition or the Eng lish besiegers or Sobastopol, His letter is dated Jan. 4th, 1855. It is said thata dispatch was sent to Lord Kaglan stating that an armistice might bo expected soon, and 1 havo heard it said that the news was quite a balm and cordial to the poor suffering liritisii soldiers in tho ditches berure Sobastopol. Of theso sufferings no ono at u distance can form any correct view. When I tell you that after the Battle of In. kermann there wcro but 12,000 fighting men Inlt out of some 30,000: that although 10,000 men have been added since then, the number of fighting men continues the sauio ; that the llrltlsh hsspltnl at Scutari at this moment contains fi.OOO invalids, and that somu 2,000 incnaro at llalaklav waiting to como down hero to die, you may form sotno estimate of tho stato of things. Friends of mine, both English und American, who haio rccctitly lisitcd Sobastopol, tell mo that thu misorublo condition of tho British camp forms a striking contrast with that of tho French. Lord itaglan is despised by his own officers as well as men, to adegreo that uluiost amounts to insuhorditiation, ilo is an old and feeblo man his own dwelling in the cumpis a comfortahlo house, abundantly supplied with furuituro, and appearing to bo tbo museum for all tho knick knacks stolen from tho Russian country-scats which once stood on tho locality of the camp, hut which haio been bu mod bytho freezing men fer rucl. lie is never known to isit tho troops, nor to look at tho trenches he never orders, or su perintends a review of thom, nor is ho ever known to give any order showing an interest in their destitute condition and immense suf. fcrings. The French have long since said that tho English were an incumbrance to them, and that it pained them thus to behold wretched and suffering humanity without possessing the power to rescue it. They freely say that are tutully destituteof any knowledge of the administration of an urmy and, indeed,they now look upon them as no longer the nation they are brave men, but not soldiers; that they which they were in the time of Napoleon 1. The position of the British forces is tho moro exposed ol the two, whilo their num. hers are too few for tho tusk assigned to them, Thcro are not men enough tu afford a proper relief to those in the trenches, The soil of the Crimea is a mixture of clay uud lima there is, honetcr, nbunduuee ot stuna in layers, but the soil is soft, und when wet, becomes extremely miry This is peculiarly the caso in tho trenches, whero the ground Is heavy, and the water always from one to NEW SERIES, three feet deep, Notwithstanding this, tlicy inust ho'iccupied to save their uwn Hies and tliat of their octogenarian and smt.inhjclla nolo Iin.igino a thousand men stan ding a long night in winter prh-ips under a continuous fall of these ditches, do. mod the right to sleep, required to bo readv at a moment's notiro tn rise. rush fhrwnrd und rcpcl tho attack of their novcr-ttrin g, never sleeping foes. How unions must be this ser vice, will bo seen from the fact, that, In the face of certain death, theso men nftn rail asleep nnd aro bayoneted by tlio sorti-s or which you now and then read garbled ac counts in the papers. ll.ilakhiva is some six or seven miles Trnm tho Ilritish camp ; the ascent is nt first sleep, but afterward the road Is rather level, offer ing nn other obstacle thnn the want or a good road-bed. The Britsh commander Ins foreseen nothing. nnd consequently prepired nothing, for winter. Itlins h.ive silked the road, nnd rendered it rvrfi'cilv impraetienblo for man rer beat. Tho Om- is m m iged in a manner nnite incomprehensible., and nil nf the K..l.l. people bern dee hi re that .evernl nf lis ebiof. should be bung for tbeir ulter indilT renee and negligence, tnugin" the fact tlmt (bp men in the trenehes have no ntler fond M..n 'USC'llt. riw nnrV. enfTee end tbef iinnoreiis nl Pn-m. are now in the Se,t.,ri inspitul-'nrnrks here, with feet rii'.rlineil from long and continued exnosure to tlx. wo( nf the trenehes. After weeks nf wet. with no change, nnd without tbo toe ins nf drving rneir stines nr ions tbo men piv un in tiller lisniir. frnm ini'.ilitv nnv longer tn St ind nn their feet, nnd lie down to die. while their comrades,, in pulling off their soaked bunts, pull nff the toes in then,' Ineredi'de n it may appear. I have beard that the lirge steamer Jason contnins a great nutnner nf boxes full nf shoes nnd boots for these same men that they have been nn board Tor some fivo months, niid at eaeli visit to II il ikl n-.i. tho Captain and Purser begged the Encli"h Commissaries to tako them, nnd gile them tn the suffering men butthev will not. because it renuires nn order from some snnerinr authority. This, I am assured, is the ease with many other objects nf general ntilitv to tbo poor, suffering l.nglish soldiers, thnn whom braver men never shouldered a musket. Tho French, in pity for their suffering comrades of " perfidious Albion," are engag ed in making a roid fir thorn from their camp toward Bil.ikl.iva. and pissing their Tirot isions from the Chersonese port tn the British depots. There ore materials for building a railroad from Balakl iva to the British eainli. rrt rn,e Trim. t'nt., ...t t.n( these cannot he, used until tbn wet bns been succeeded by ico nnd cold weather. If tben heavy snows -t in, (ind protect the British Army' It will hn frozen for went of enver and fuel, and bo daily nnd nightly attacked I llO lurkS hern nsb- itl. ennilemi.tin,, in their countenances, how nil this is to end They seein to think already that theirown 'days uro numbered," nnd that neither French, English nor Bussians will cier leaio this country again. The Sandwich I-lnnil". Tlio death or King Kamehanieha III, the news uT which event caino by tlie last arriial from California, will have an important eff.-ct upon the question of Sandwich Island utiiicx utiun. The young King is said to bo much more under English inllucncu thin the late King, and is decidedly opposed to annexation It was tho opinion current nt tlio Mauds, that the whole subject would bu dropped. We find tho following account of tlio death ol tho late King in tlio New oik pipers . Ilis M.liestv. Kim; Katliehameh.a III. died on tho 15th of December, of hemurrhuL-o of the lungs. He was horn on the 17th ot March, ltSlo, und was therefore 11 years and nine mOUtllS Old lit tho time uf die douth His Majesty nnd also the Queen were nt tho parade und retiew of thu military on tho2Sth uf November, which is a national holiday, and it was remarked by every one that the King never nppearcd in letter health ; butuu tho afternoon ul that day ho was taken ill. (probably Irom excess ul'drinking,) and did uut reeoier his health afterwards. His death was immediately mado known by hoisting the large rojal standard tlie I'aluco at half-mast. At hall-past 12 o'clock tho li.itte.y un Punch UjvvI coinmenivd liri g 41 minute guns; corre-ponding with the King s age, w.iieh was followed in sueees-io by tnu L". S. sloop St. Marys uud lirit.sli s.ips Tnncomalte und Pivc, und hy tne French lngatu Aitimise and coriettu V.ury dice 1'ho minute gum cuntinued from 111 tu 0 o'clock, P. M., wuil,. all the war vessel woru Haw.tii.iti ensigns at hall mast On tho afternoon und also on thu day follow, his death, the corpse was laid out iu'Stato at tho Palace, und lisiled ny M III. lino persons at least, ,uuuuf whom ue ioilIii. cm. Tho Queen und high ubiels t in the room adjoining, and were evidently deeply affected. His Majesty was the warm friend of for eigners, und they have lost ono whom they at all times found willing to listen tu them. I'ho wailing of thu n itives who were gath ered by thousands in the i'alacogrounds, was truly mournl'ul. It was a relic of their un. cieut customs, which is only repeated on the death of their highest chiefs. On the second night after his death, the corpse was inclos.d in a lead coffin, to await tho funeral, which was to take place un Sat urduy, the 30th December. Great prepara tions were being made fur thu occasion, and it was thought that it wuuld be tho grandest display ever witnessed ut the Islands, No expense was to be spared. The palace, Goi ernmcnt offices, court-house and church w heru the King attended, bad all been draped with crape, at an expense of nlsiut $4,000. At half past 1 2 o'clock, December 13, His Excellency the Governor ofOihu, escorted hy a company ul guards, caused tho official Proclamation giien hclow to be read in Hawaiian and English ut tho corners of the principal streets of Honolulu. Tho procla mation of His Majesty Kumehutuelhu IV. was received with shouts from thu people and evident satisfaction wherever it was mado known. rnocL.iM.iTiox. Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God to reinoio from this world our beloved Sovereign bis late M.ijo-ty Kaiiiehauioli i III., and whereas, hy tho will of bis l.ito Majesty and hy thonppuintmcut and prod. uualioii ol His Majesty and of thu Housu nl No les, His Buri al Highness, Princo I.iholiho, was declared to ho llu Majesty's successor . I'herelure. Public Proclamation is hereby madu that Prince Alexander Lihuliho is'Klng nf thu Hawaiian Isl.iuds, under the stjle of Kame hanieha IV. God preserve tho King. KEONI ANA. December 15, 1S54. Kims.i Nti The young King, Kamohameha IV. will be 21 years old on tlio Dili uf February, 1S55 Ho is a man of fair ability, having had a good Fnglish education, and bus travelled through the United States, England and France. Hitherto he has given himself up to pleasuro to u great extent, for want probably ol better occupation, but it is repotted now that hu has aetermimined to abandon his billiard uud curd associates, and turn oier n new leaf The forract King's Ministers of oourso go out of oflico, though they may all bo recalled by tho present King. Win. L Leo had ten dered his resignation beforo the King's death. The new King has declined to accept the re. tig nation, und Judge Leo will continue to lio.d the office of Chief Justice for tlio present, there had not been tho slightest indication of any filibustering outbreak. Six hundred soldiers were under anas and tho presence of several war vessels ulso tended to keep cicry thing quiet. ffjeDiniNO a lata blinding snow tfnrin there was u collision on the Buffalo and New York city railroad, und u man named Quigley, looking out of n car nt tho moment to seo what mis tho matter, had his head cut smooth ell, and thrown somo distance, by tho locomotive uf the opposing train, ns it swept by. The train on which was Quigley was standing on a partial curio, with a part ofit exposed to a blow from tho other train pass ing Ly ou the regular truck. TOL. 9, NO. ,33. 1 P T) T fi f t 't1 TT T 1 T I iLL ' I J I V 11 A I i . Vermont rnrm. lr ono thing is more apparent than nnmber n ermont fiirins, it is this that the farms ..... ..... irK., , or mo nnmncr or naniis cm. plnvd mnn them. IT one nero will not yield fifty bushels of corn, then let twoncres do it If two acres of meadow land will not prndurc hay ennugh to winter the stock, then mow over more land lr tho old farm does not produce tbo amount of grain nnd grass that it did fifteen years ago, then buv a neigh, bor's farm nnd let him etnlgrato to the West. Moro grass and moro grntn nro nought fnr, not hy improtlng the cttlturo of the soil, but by going over moro acres. What is the consequence! The number nf firms and farmers is decreasing In Vermont. In mot pi ices lighter crops nro produced, the fences are running down. the corners, headlands nnd are multiplying and the briars and hushes uro encroaching upon the hrnad field. It en.tP.i. much tn fence n i i-ee of poor lino ns flimlgn It ivoro gnnd. It is ns linrd work tn pulllvnte ponr soil ns good nil H costs n much to plant, to hn. nnd n, dig nn eore nf tint ,t..i.e tbnt einnot liehl ovr two I undred I.iis'k.. ti,.lt wj yrru,lro three hundred liiisb,.s. or eoiirso. i lien, a gr"iit amount nr labor is ii'inhtti- b.sf in r.-neing 'ind euitiv itlng poor I in. I, whirl., if expi-udi'd on good soil mid in u prop-r mm. ner. would meet with u good haricst ns its reward. In minv pirt of Vermont, n riid im provement is unking hv mixing muck, md the rich di.pi. sites In swnmps nnd low ground, witli the ilnined nnd light upland, The he.ivv. wh ler-so iked turf and muck is cut and b ulled nut n"- the swamp, and piled in 1 irgi hears to dry; then driwn tn the barn-yard nr nther nl nnd mixed with straw 'nnd not, nn.l in th" Spring it isa rich, pulverized mass exnetlv snitod tn enrleh tbu soil. All this requires hard work. Sn do nil the improvements which Vermont farms now need, require Irird work. Why not go tn the cities, and select nble-hndiod Protestant fier mans; Scotch. Swiss nr S" edes. and employ tbem on the bmns to do this kind of work ' ir called tillable land, had one able-lsidiid mnn upon it tn do the -.heaty improvements," would not the cost be met by better crops and by better looking farms' The subject is worthy of consideration Rutland Herald. From tlio Prairie Farm r. 1'ntllng Cnttlc. TI.e question bow fast they will fatten nnd what the ratio of offil will bo is nnswered by a writer in the London Agricultural Uastttt. Theo.mlul prefer for fattening are well, grown heifers, or cows which have had their first calf at threo to fiio years old Tho breeds of this district nro to a coniderahlo degree short-horns, tho hulls used being more or less of this description; they may ho termed of" fair" to " good ' quulitv. Their Hie weight, w hen brought in a lean store con dition, ranges from 7 cwt. to 'J cwt ; their capability or cirri ing when primo fat may be t iken at an addition uVi en t. Although it is not usii ij to kill beats in a store t ite, and littlo positive inform ition can be gained us to tl e carcass weight ol lean stock, jet, from observation and inquiry, I am disposed tn think that this will lw less than one-half of the live weight, probibly not more than 43 to 47 per cent. In Morton's Ciclipcta treitwi ' (In .Meat," tho couip.iris ui of car cass to live weight is stated ns SU to per cent, when ball' fat, and ns 01 to 03 wnen prime lut, for cattle of tbo like quality I quote this as tending to confirm what 1 haio stitedusto the comparative proportion in lean stnek. I will consider, for example, a lean animal , I . . i . '. . J : I W0I "ng 8 cwt, and capable ol weighing 1 ? . V Fr'ule H cwt., liie weight ; when Kiuricii anu with pr i-.r-i.- . . . wiui proper leeuing I snouiu looK lor a gain of 14 His. week. miicii, in my practice, is a moderate uverage; at this rato it would require 24 weeks to bring it to a stato of prime fatness. Un com paring the weights when lean und fat S cwt. or 04 stones lean, at 45 per cent., will leaio 23 3 carcass weight ; 11 cwt., or tJS stone lut. at CO per cent., will leave 52 carcass weight. I'he difference is 24 stones, or 14 l i- per week for 24 weeks, being precisely the gain per week in live weight. During tho progns of feeding there is a inereui..! of interior hit of two d s. ( I i pt ion s fixed in tho loins, commonly called suet, which will vary Irom S lbs. w en lean tu inure than 30 I'.s. when fal tl is weighed with tlie carcass ; and loose fit, or tallow, wlieb counts i.s i ff.l. II wo take two Leasts of ujunl live vvcig t. and stij on killing one lout.iiio. 0 si.ui.-s of looe fat or r.illovv, tl.u other only 5 -tiin s ; now, bough this loose fit count., us olT.I, it is known t' ut the c.irc.iss weight id th.. with the 'J ston. s ol loose bit will bo beaii. r than the one w ith uuli 5 stones. A consi deration of this tu liter led me to inter that, with tho increase uf interior fat, there oc eurr.d u iu the pro gress uf elacu.iti.iu. On inquiry of butchers of experience with wiiom 1 they tell mo that it is u ehiirac teristie of a beast which prov. s" w.dl. to hale a little stomach. On 1, Hiking over tlio items ol ofl'il they appear capable of little increase or v riati.iu in one or the nime animal, with the exception uf tallow and of the stomach in the weight of each of which there is u difference of lull lbs. ur upward. I tho writer of the paper from which I h. ue quoted attributes this tivu increase in the carcass weight uf fattened beasts to its greater solidity, to hollows be ing filled up and protuberances being formed ; it seems, however, clear that this would equally uffect tho lire with tho carcass weight, and thereroro does not satisfactorily cxi lain tho matter. If my premises bo correct it will appear that besides tho gain or carcass weight, (which is shown by comparison to ho 14 jbs, per week, on an animal which gains this in live weight,) there is an additional gain or interiur loose Tat, which counts us uS'il. From observation nnd inquiry 1 am leJ to think then, that this will nut be less on the uverage than 3 lbs. per week, or in the 21 weeks 72 lbs. or loose fat, making together IT 11m per week gain of useful und endahlo material a result at variance with the im pression I held beforo I entered upon tho in. piiry. F. The Cueck Bun When Stcwpyl harnes ses his horsj for dragging brick up a grudo, the horse's head is pulled hack towards his tail, and anchored there by the senseless und merciless check rein. Tho arrangement is unnatural; the utiimul is constrained by it. Ho mu6t inevitably loso strength by it liir it disturbs tho litul lorceund induces an unnat ural action in the muscles of the neck, head, shoulders, und mouth. There are actually less energy und vigor for tlie limbs and clicst than there would tie il tho stupid contrivance were jerked off and thrown oier the nearest fence. If reason cannot teach this promptly to any man, just let him try tho experiment by putting a martingale upon himself and go to wrestling, or putting a check in tho jaws of a boxer that shall extend down his back to his belt. Who besido tho British use the check rein, saving tho Americans! Tho French do not use it j Germans do not; tho Indians and Spaniards of South America, who literally livo nn horseback and nro perfect horsemen, do not ; the Spaniards of I uropo do not, nor do tho Turks. Tho most observant und ninst natural people in the world are free from this mischievous error, it is strange to us that the English und ourselves did not, jears und years ngi, reason upon tho constantly wit nessed fact that when u check rem was loused nt a t nern stoop or in a stable, tho poor horso always stretched out his neck und hung down his head. That wax I is language lor ssyjng that the strap hurt itn and wearied I im, und thut ho was heartily glad to Iw relieved from it. Tho genius that firBt proposed the median, ieal feat of lifting himself up by the seat of his breeches mint haio been the author of thu theory that tho chirk rein held the horse up and kept him from fulling. The median, iclo action in both cases must bo precisely the same. If tho roidcr will nflect for n moment ho will see that no euspcudiog power

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