Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, February 23, 1855, Page 1

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Purlittfif0n mtt VOL. XXVII WHOLE NO. 1,434.. EU11LINGTON, VT., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1855. NEW SERIES, ArOL. 9, NO. 34. f ft. a I I! illccklji Jrcc $J cess. Printfi at iYo, 6 College Street, llurhngton, Vt K hi ton and I'fturnir.TORBt Terms of Subscription. 1'or Ytllago Subscriber, Biippllcd ly the Carrier, $2 .10 If pa Id f""rffyln ftflrnn, - 2 00 Tor MaU Subperlbcre, anl thnfo who tnkc It at the Ofl.ce, 1 00 If pfttd strictly tn mlrnncis - - - 1 SO Who pity not tn advanco but before six months, 1 75 After r)x month, 2 00 Interest chargeable nflcr the year cml. Term o Subscription for Dnlly I'rcr Vrr. 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Particular attention given to tho purchase and sale of Ileal Estate, tho investigation of Laud Titles, LaaBing, Collecting Konts, Insuring, Toying Tales, Ac, Ac, Ac jfdlwtf Life, Fire and Marine Insurance. O. F. DAVEV, Agenf. Oaico, North-west corner of tho new Town Hall. BURLINUTON, - - - Vt. May 23d. d.lwly Si A 1,11 Oft WaKEJS, Attorney ami Counsellor at Law, OFFICE OVER COMMERCIAL BASK, 1IHIIMNT.TOX, April8i1855. J? C. F. DAVEV, ATTORNEY AND COUNfELI.OK AT LAW AND SOLICITOR IX CUA XCER V. Ofliee North-west eorner of new Town Hall, llurlinston, .... - Vermont. May M. diwly H53. TUE 1S53. lame Street, MONTIIUAI. Tub ICanzas 1'nitKSosa. Iss LucyLarcoin, of fleverly, (as wo learn from tho offlclal announce ment In tho Doston Daily Advertiser,) has been awarded and pnld tho premium of fifty dnttart, for the best song for Kanzas emigrants. Eighty eight eotnprsltlons wcro examined by the Committee. The successful production was as follows ( CALL TO KANZAS. EV LVCY uncosi. Air XMy lily. Yeomen strong, hither throng 1 Nature's honest men. Via will make the wilderness Uud and bloom again. Ilrlng tho sickle, speed tho plough, Turn the ready soil ! Treedom Is the noblest pay l'or tho truo man's toil. Ho 1 brothers ! come, brothers ! Hasten all with tnc We'll sing upon the Kanzas plains A song ol Liberty ! rather, haste I o'er tho waste Lies a pleasant land, There jour Gro side altar-stones l'lxcd in truth, shall stand. There your sons, brave and good, Shall to freemen grow, Clad in triple mall of Right, Wrong to overthrow. Ho I brothers 1 eoiuo brothers ! llnetu ftH with mn We'll sing upon tho Kanzas plains A song of Liberty. Mother, como ! here's a homo In tho waiting West. Bring the seeds of love and pcaco You who sow them best. Faithful hearts, holy prayers, Keep from taint tho air. Soil a mother's tears hae wet, tloldcn crops shall bear. Come, mother ! fond mother, List ! we call to thee, Wo'U sing upon the Kanzas plains, A song of Liberty. Brother brave, stem tho wavo ! l'lrm the prairies tread I t'p tho dark rsouri Hood Bo your canvas Piste r true, join us too Whero tho Kanzas Hows. Let the northern lily bloom With tho southern roso. Brave brother, true sister, List! wo call to thee, Wo'll sing upon tho Kanzas plains, A song of Liberty. One nnd all, hear our call Echo through tho land I Aid u, with tho willing heart And tho strong righthand ! Feed the spark, the Pilgrims struck On old Plymouth Rock ! To the watch-fires of tho freo .Miiii... Kd shall flock. Ho ! brothers ! I, Lrothcrs ! Hasten all with me, We'llsing upon tho Kanzns plains, A song of Liberty. bcutity, ns well tis in licr mitul, tlmt lniulo one respect mid fenr her too, a little. 1 Jo not men n tlmt hlio wus masculine, or hard, or coarse ; elio was a truu woman in graco anil gentleness ; lint alio uasliratcr than wo men in general. Slio hail mnro seir-rehanco, was more resolute nml steadfast, and infinite. ry less repulsive, ntid was more netivo nnd powerful in body, Jly husband wub very kind to licr. lie paid her great attention ! and sometimes 1 half pereeited tlmt ho liked her nlmost better than lie liked me ho used to look nt her so olten; but with a strango expression in bis eyes! 1 never eoulil qui to maKo It out, whether it was Iovo or bate. Certainly, after she came, his manner changed towards mc. 1 was not Kalous. 1 did not suspect this change from any small feeling or wounded self-love, or from any envy of my sister ; but 1 saw it I Tell it in my heart yet without connecting it with Klleri in any way. I know tout lie no longer nucil uioas no uscu to uo, but 1 did not think beloved her: nt least not with the same kind of love. 1 used to bo rent of my being set towards him again as be fore. If ho had asked ine for my IITo then, us bis mere fancy, to destroy, I would havo given it to him, I would havo lain down and died, if bo had wished to sec tho flowers grow over my grave. My husband and Ellen grow more estranged as bis affection seemed to return to mo. Ills manner to her was defying ; hers to him con tcmptuous. I beard her call him villlan, once, in tho garden below tho windows; at which ho laughed bis wicked laugh, and said Hell her, nnd seo iT sho will bclievo you" , 'I was sitting in tho window, working. It was a colli (lamp day in too inio uuiumu, when tboso chill fogs of November aro just beginning ; tboo fogs with tho frost in them, that steal into ones' very heart. It was a lav when a visiblo hliirht is in tho air, when death is abroad everywhere, and suffering and crime. 1 was alone in tno uravving-room. Kllcn was up stairs, and mv husband, as 1 believed, in tho city. Hut 1 havo remember ed since, that 1 beard the half-door softly surprised at nilcn's conduct to him. Sho was opened and a footstep steal quietly by tho moro than cold ; she was passionately rude drawing-room up tho stairs. The evening and unkind ; not so much when I was there was just beginning to closo in dull, gray as when I was away. For I used to hear her nnd ghost-like j tho dying daj light melting . i. : ;.. .1 ., !...!! . . . . .,. , i ...... n...H..l 1 ! 1... .in. vuieu spciiKiiig in mo!! oeeji inuigiiiiiu iuiivo into tno long siiauovvs iiiai. eouRtu tnw n.... that aro worse to hear than the harshest derinir ghosts about tho frcsb-mado grave of MISCELLANY. scream ol" passion : and sometimes I used to near nam worus he speaking ui tneiirst sou nnd plendiimlv, often to end in a tcrriblo burst of anger and imprecation. I could not understand why they quarrelled. There was a mystery between them 1 did not know of; and 1 did not like to ask them, for I was afraid of them both as much afraid of Jlllen as my husband and 1 felt like a reed between tliem as it I should liavo heen crushed uc ncath any storm 1 might chanco to wake up. Ho, 1 was silent suffering alone, and bear ing a cheerful face so far as 1 could. Kllcn wanted mo to return homo with her. Soon after sho came, and soon after I heard the first dispute between them, sho urged mo to go back to Hurst 1'arm at once, and for a long time. Weak as I am by nature, it baa always been a marvel to ine since, how strong 1 was whero mv lovo lor my nusiianu was concerned. It seemed impossible for mo to yield to any pressure against him. 1 believe now that a very angel could not nave turned mo from him ' At last sho said to me in a low voice ; 'Mary, litis is madness ! it is almost sinful ! Can you not see can you not hear '" And then sho stopped, anil would say no more, though 1 urged her tn tell me what she meant. ror this terriblo mystery begun to weigh on mo painfully, and, lor ail that 1 trembled so much to fathum it, 1 had begun to feel that any truth would be better than such a life of dread. 1 seemed to he livingamong shadows my very hushand and sister not real. lor their leal iiiub Mv.u ,,v.ti.n ......I ,.. - - too timid to msut on an explanation, nnd so things went on in their old way. In ono resnect oulv, changing still more nainfiillv. still moro markedly : in my hus band's conduct to mo. He was like another nature. 1 sat working still, at somo ol those small garments about which I dreamed such fond dreams, and wnvo such largo boposi of happiness i and as I sat, while tho evening fell heavy about mc, a mysterious shadow of evil passed over mo, adrcad presentiment, a consciousness of ill, that made mo tremble, as if in ague angry at myself enough for my lolly. Hut it was reality, it was no hyste rical sinking of the spirits that I felt; no mero nervousness or cowardico ; it was some thing 1 had never known before ; a know ledge, a nresenco. a nnwer. a warning word. a spirit's cry, that had swept by me as tho Icarlul evil inarched on to its conclusion. I heard a faint Bcream up stairs. It was so faint I could scarcely distinguish it from a sudden rush or wind through an opening door, or tho chirp or a mouse behind tho wainscot Presently I beard the same sound igain : and then a dull muffled noiso over head, as oT somo ono walking heavily, or ilraggmg a hcavv weight across the lloor. i sat r.etrified by fear. A nameless ngony was upon mo that deprived mo of all power ofac tion. 1 thought ol Harry and I thought or Ellen, in an inextricable cypher or misery and ngony ; but 1 could not have ilelincd a line in my own mind ; 1 could not navo ex plained what it was 1 Teared. 1 only knew tint it was sorrow that was to como, and sin. I listened, but all was still again ; once only I thought I heard a low moan, nnd once a muttering voice which I know now to have been my husband's, speaking passionately to And then his voice swept stormrully thro the house, crying wildly, 'Mary, Mary ! Quick, hero! Your sister1 Ellen!' I ran upstairs. It seems to me now that t almost Hew. 1 found Ellen lying on the lloor way, and somehow I do not know whether with tho hand or by tho turning of the head it showed mo tho throat, whero wcro tho distinct marks of two powerful hands. Aud then it pointed to its heart ; and looking I saw tho broad stain of blood abovo it. And then I heard her voico I swear 1 was not mad I heard it, I say to you distinctly whiper softly, 'Mary!' nnd then It said, still moro audibly, 1 murdered !' And then the figure vanished, nnd suddenly tho whoso room was vacant, That one dread worlbad sounded as If forced out by tho pressure of somo strong ngony liko a man revealing bis lil'o's secret when dying. And vvh'n it bad been spoken, or rather wailed forth, there was a sudden sweep nnd chilly rusl through tho air i and tho life, the soul, tho prcsenco (led. I was alono again with Deu'.h. Tho mission bad been fulfilled: tho warning had been given ; and then my sister paicd uway for her work with earth was done. llnvo and calm ns tho strongest man that ever fought on a battle-field, I stood up bo sido ny sister's body. 1 unfastened her lust dress, and threw it back upon licr chest and shoulders ; 1 raised her head nnd took off tho banda;o rrom round her face ; nnd then I saw dtep black bruises on her throat tho marksof hnnds that had grappled her from behind, and that had strangled her. And then 1 looked further, and saw a small wound Mow the left breast, about which hung two or threo clots of blood, that had oozed up despito all caro and knowledge in her man ner cT murder. I know then she had first been suffocated, to prevent her screams, and then stabbed whero tho wound would hlpcd inwardly, and show no sign to the more by stander. I covered her up careTully again. I laid the pillow smooth and straight, and laid the heavy head gently down. I drew the shroud close over tho dreadful mark of murder And then still as calm and rcsoluto as I had been ever since the revelation had como to mc I left the room, and passed into my husband's study. It was on mo to discover all tho truth. His writing-table was locked. Whero my strength camo from, I know not, but, with a chisel that was lying on the table, I pryed the drawer and broke the lock. I opened it. There was a long and slender dagger lying there, red with blood ; a handful of woman's hair rudely severed from tho head, lay near it. It was my sister's hair! that wavy, si ken. uncurled auburn hair that I bad al ways lov ed and admired so much ' And near to theso again, wcro stamps, and dies, and moulds, and plates, and handwritings with facsimiles beneath, nnd bankers' chcques.and a head ot leaden coin, and piles ol incom plete bank-notes ; ami all the evidences of a coiner's and a rgeri tradetjioujj- between poor Ellen and my husband the knowledge of which had caused her death. With these things I saw also a letter ad. dressed to Ellen in mv husband's handwri ting. It was an unfinished letter, as if it had S. WIBEi. dtf Notre 3. H. DALY. April 29. dtwtl New England Type ST E It EOT Y I'K FO UNDRY, Established In 1?1. lioitAirr & uomsiivs, NO. 66 CONOIIESS STREET., BOSTON, MASS. EUttrotyping 4 Type Copperfaced. SSRT n. BOBABT. JOStrll W, BODDIKS. March 55. 1854. jUwly CiiiMl-Kiifxrarliisr. ORDERS RECEIVED l'OR MARRIAGE AD. dress. Party, and Business Copper-plate En graved Ourds. ... Those who already hare engraved plates of thoir Cards, ean ha them neatly printed atshort notice. I-Apply at tho REE PltEriS OFFICE, where tpetimrni evanout tyltt can be seen. May 30. dtsrtf SPRINGFIELD PRMli liK liOMPANY, MANCFACTUHF.R6 Or BOOK AND NEWS INK, Of HIE BEST QUALITY, AND AT LOWfcST TRICES Orders mny bo Atldicascdto (i. W. HIINKUICT, 1jn(. JUrltnjton, Vt. ' risotvroi: & wood, (JENKUALUOMMISSION' MKHCHANTS roc tiicsaik or wool axo couxrnv rnouvee, NO. I2CSTATC STUEET. m s. rnocTcn, I ..... noSTOn w r woon, i ' piIEV soheit consignment, of all kinds of Coun Dickens' Christinas Story. The Seven Poor Travellers. tFrorn Household Words. THE SUTII l'OOR TRWELLER, Was the littlo widow She had been sit ting by herself in the darkest corner of the room all the time : her palo faco often turned anxiously toward tho door, and her hollow eyes watching restlessly, as if she expected some ono to appear. She was very quiet, very gratclul lor any littlo kindness, very meek In the initial uf lu-i mIIUhoso. xiieic was a strained expression in her eyes, and a certain excited air about her altogether, that was very near insanity ; it seemed as if she had once been terrified by some sudden shock, to tho verge of madness. vv lien her turn came to speais, sue uegan in a low vuice her eyes still glancing to the iluui uud spoke us if to herself rather than to tho rest of us ; spooking low but rapidly somewhat liko a somnambule repeating n lesson: They advised mo not to marry him (she began.) They told mo he was wild un principled bad ; but I did not care for what they said. 1 loved him and I disbelieved them. I never thought about bis goodness 1 only knew that ho was bcautilul and gifted be yond nil that I had ever met with in our nar row society. 1 loved him, with no passing school-girl funcy, but with my whole heart my whole soul. I bad no life, no joy, no hope without him, and heaven would have been no heaven to mo if he had not been there. 1 say all this, Biuiply to show what a madness of devotion nunc was. Mv dear mother was very kind to me throughout. Sho had loved my father, I be lieve. utmost to tho same extent ; bo that she could svmnathii-o with mo oven whilo dis couraging. Sho told mo that 1 was wrong and foolish, and that I should repent : but I kissed away tho painful lines between her eves, nnd made her smilo when 1 tried to nrove to her that lovo was better than pru denco. So we married : not so much without the consent as ucainst tho wish of my farm ly ; and even that wish withheld in sorrow and in love. I remember all this now, and seo the true proportions of everything ; then I wis hlmilcd liy my passions, aim unuer stood nothiiiL'. Wo went away to our pretty, bright homo in ono of the neighborhoods of Eondon, near a park. Wo lived there for many months I in a state of intoxication rather than of earth ly happiness, and ho was happy, too, then, lor I am sure ho was innocent, and 1 know ho loved mo. Oh dreams dreams ! 1 did not know ray husband's profession He wai busy and often absent: but ho never told mo what bo did. Thero had been no set tlements cither, when I married. ie said he hud a conscientious scruplo against them ; creature altogether tome now, ho was so of her own room, just inside tho door; her displeased him, anil ho had mule another altered. lie seiuom sooko iu ine ui an, uui itet tovvariis ineuiior oi mv iiusu.uiu h smuy, he never spoko kindly. All that I did an- which was immediately opposite her room. noyed him, all that 1 said irritated him : and alio was bunting ; at least 1 thought so then. once (the little widow covered her face with her hands and shuddered) bo spurned me with his loot and cumcd ine. one night in our own room, when I knelt weeping before him, supplicating him lor pity s sake to ten ine how I had offended him. Hut I said to my self that bu was tired, uunoved, and that it was irritating to seo a loving woman a tears : and so I excused him, ns ultentimes before, id wont on luvniir bun all the eaine Mod forgive ino for my idolatry ! l lungs had ueen very had ol late between Ellen and my husband. liut the character of their discord was changed. Instead of re- proaeliins. tlicy watched each other inces santly. They put mc in mind ol leneers my husband on the delensivo. Mary,' said my sister to mo suddenly, com- to the sofa where I was sitting cnibroid- cnnir mv poor hahy's cap. ' your I. ' i . iii' - , nt... .i' t , , Harry uo in llic , nans int. jiroicnsiuii i She uxed her eves on mo earnestly. We raised her up between us ; my husband trembling more thin I ; and I unfastened her gown, nnd threw water on her lace, nnd pushed back her hair : hut sho did not rev ivo. I told Harry to go for a doctor. A horrid thouglitwas stealingover me ; but he linger ed, as I fancied, unaccountably and cnndly, though 1 twice asked him to co. lhcn, 1 thought, that perhaps he was too much over come; so l went to him, and kissed him, and said, 'she will soon be better, Harry, cheer fully, to cheer him. Hut I felt in "my heart that sho was no more. At last, after many urgent entreaties, and ttlfi''l'lSiuSIvl2i,,'""'"U'"- U'1' c'"',tl;r'"" 'n them away again uiiuii;mun:v nu j... v,., .no hat, and went out, soon returning with a strango man ; not our own doctor. This man was rudo and coarse, and ordered me nsbb', as 1 stood bathing my sister's face, and mil. ii.,1 her arm and hand roughly, to see now I do not know,darling,' I answered, vague- dead they fell, and stooped down close to her lie has no piofesslon that I know of. Hut what fortune has he, then' Did be not tell you what his income was, and how obtained, when he married ' To us, be said only that he had so much a year a thousand a year ; and he wuuld say no more. Hut, has no not oeen moro explicit witn you Xo,' I answered, considering ; for, indeed, 1 bad never thought of this. 1 had trusted so blindly to him in everything, that it would have seemed tome, a profound insult to havo even aBked of liis affairs. 'No, he never told mo anything about his fortune, Ellen. Ho gives mo money when 1 want it, and is al wavs penerous. lie seems to nave plenty whenever it is asked for, he has it by him, and fives mo me even more than I require' Still her eyes ueju. looKing ui ino in wiui straniro manner. 'And this is all you know!' Yes all. bat moro should I wish to know' Is ho not tho husband, and has he not absolute risrht over everything1 I bav no business to interfere.' '1 ho words 60und harsher now than they did then, lor I spoke lovincdv. Ellen touched tho little cap I held. "Does not tins make you anxious'' she said. 'Lun you not learns u mother, even whilo you love as a wile1 fear, darling' Why! What should I rear, or whom ' What is thero, Ellen, on lip, I thought he touched them even all in a violent and insolent way, that shocked me and bewildered me. My husband stood in tho shadow, ghastly pale, hut not inter- I'ering. It was too truo, what the strango man bad said so coarsely She was dead. ies;thc creature that an hour ago had been so lull ol life, so beautiUil, so resolute, and young, was now a stiffening corpse, inanimate and dead, without Ilia and without nope, un : mat word bad set my bruin on fire 1 Dead ! here, in my houso, under my roof dead so myste riously, so strangely why ' How' It was a fearful dream, it was no truth lay there. It was in a nightmare : I was not sane ; ami think'ni!? how L'hastlv it all was, 1 fainted softly on the bed, no ono knowing, till some time alter, that i nau i.uien, aim wus not praying. When I recovered I w as in my own room, alono, Crawling feebly to my sister's door, I found that she bad been washed and Iressed. and was now laid out on her bed. It struck mo that all had been dono in strango basto: Harrv telling me tho servants had done it while I Tainted. I knew afterwards that ho bad told them that it was I, and that I would havo no help. The mystery or it all was soon to be unravelled. One thins I was decided on to watch by my sister this night, it was in vain that my copy. It heg.m with these words no Icar that I should forget them; they are burnt into my brain I never really loved her, Ellen : 6he pleased mc, only as a doll would please a child ; and I married her from pity. not from love. You, Ellen, you alono could till my heart ; you alone aro my tit helpmate. Flv with me Ellen .' Here the letter was left unfinished ; but it gave ino enough to explain all tho meaning of tho first weeks of my sister's stay here, and why she bad called villain, and why he had told her that sho might tell mo, and that I would not be lieve. t saw it all now. I turned my bead, to see my husband standing a few paces behind me. Good heaven' I have olpui thought, was that man the same man I loved so long Tho strength nT horror, not oT courage, up held me. 1 knew ho meant to kill me, but that did not alarm mc ; I only dreaded let his hand should touch mc. It was not death, it was ho I shrank rrom. I believe if bo had touched mo then, I should have fallen dead at his foot. I stretched out my arms in hor ror, then thrust him back.utt 'ring a piercing shriek ; and while ho mule an effort to scire me, overreaching himself in the madness of bis fury, I rushed by bun, shrieking still, and so lied away into tho darkness, where I lived, oh ' for many, many mouths ! When I awoke again, I found that my poor bahy had died, and that my husband bad gone none knew where. Hut tho fear oT his return haunted inc. 1 "ould get no rest d.iy or night Tor dread oT him and 1 felt going mail with the one hard thought fur ever piti lessly pursuing me that I should fall again into his hands, I put on willow's weeds for indeed I am too truly widowed ! and thtn 1 liogan wandering about ; wandering in poterty and privation, expecting every mo ment to meet him face to face; wandering about, so that I may escape the more easily when the moment does come. yourheart'1 I then added passionately. husband opposed mo : in vain thatheeoaxed fell mo at once ; for 1 know that you have mo by bis caresses, or tried to terrify mo vvith somo tcrrihio secret concealed irom ine; anu i angry threats, aonicwiiiig m eiawer a nu I would rather know anvthimr whatever it turo seemed to havo passed into me ; and tin. may be than live on, longer, in this kind of less ho bad positively prevented mo by forco, suspense anu anguisu : u is 100 inucu lur i no oilier means vvouiu .nu iwu uj imi, mo to boar, C!l Sho took my bands. she said, earnestly. 'Havo you strength!' Could you really bear that they wcro insulting to a man's honor tho truth '' Then seeing my distress, fori and degrading to any husband. This was ono bad fallen into a kind of hysterical lit I was very uuuvjuiu uiuu nu puuun nvi uuiu in despair, and letting inv hands fall heavily on my tap, saiu in an untiertone, -o, no : sue is too weak too childish " Then sho went of tho reasons why, at homo, they did not wish roe to marry him. Hut 1 was only glad to bo nblo to show him how I trusted him, by meeting his wishes and refusimr, on my own account to accept tho legal protection of settlements. It was such u pride to me to sacriticonll to him. Thus I knew nothing of his real (He his pursuits or his tortunes. t never asked him any questions, ns much from indifferenco to evcrvthinc but his lovo as from a windy blindness of trust. When ho came home at nicbt, sometimes very imv. singing opera songs aud calling ino his littlo Mcdura, as ho used when in a good humor, 1 was gay too, and grateful. And when ho came homo moody and irritable which he used to do, often, after wo had been married about three months, onco even threatening to strike me, with that fearful glare in his eyes I remember so well, and used to seo so often afterwards then I was patient and silent. and never attempted even to tako his hand or kiss bis forehead when bo bade mo bo still and not interrupt him, Ho was my law, and up stairs abruptly ; and I heard her walking about her own room lor nearly an hour after, in long, steady steps. I have olten thought that had she told mo then, and taken mo to her heart her strong, brave, noble heart I could havo derived cou. rage Irom t, and could have borne tho dread ful truth I was forced to know afterwards, Hut tho slroni: are so impatient with us1 lhey leavo us too soon their own strength revolts at our weakness ; so wc aro often left, broken m this weakness, lor want of a little patience and sympathy. iiarry carao in, a short time alter r.llen hadleltme, M hat has bIio been saving'' bo cried, passionately. His oves wero wild and bloodshot ; bis beautiful black hair flung all in disorder anout his face. 'Dear Harry, alio has said nothing about you,- i answered, trembling, 'ftho only ak- Ho gave way to me at last nngrily and the night came on and round mo sitting by tho bedside watching my dear sister. How- beautifol sho looked ' Her face, still witli the gentle mark of sorrow on it that it bad in life, looked so grand ' Sho was so great, so pure ; sho was liko a goddess sleep ing; sho was not liko a mero woman of this earth. She did not seem to be dead ; there was life about her yet, for thcr was still tho look ot power and or human sympathy that she used to have when alive. The soul was there still, nnd lovo and knowledge. Hy degrees a strango feeling of her living prcsenco in the room came over me, Alono in the still midnight, with no sound, no per- son near me, it seemed as if I had leisure and power to piss into tho world beyond tho grave. I felt my sister near mo ; I felt the passing of her lifo almut mc, ns when ono sleeps, but still is conscious that another lifo is weaving in with ours. It seemed ns if her breath fell warm on my face ; as if her shad owy arms held mo in their clasp: as if her eyes wcro looking through tho darkness nt mo ; as if 1 held her hands in mine, nnd her long hair floated round my forehead, And then to shako olf these fancies, and ronvinro myself that she was really dead, I looked .!.. ! . , . - so that my very obedienco was selfishness ; for my only joy was to seo him happy, and my only duty to oncy him. My sister came to visit us. My husband bad seen very little ol her heforo our mar riage : fur cuo had often been from homo when he was with us, down at Hurst Tarm that was tho name of my dear mother's placo 1 try Produco, for which cash advances will bo . , A f , nd to the sale and returns of which prompt , . imno.,,lnato his approbation tho sunshine ot my lifo : cd what was your profession, and how much ug liu and again at her lying thero ; a marblo n tlmt. mv vprv nbedieiiro was nelfisliness ' wn liad u Thar, was fill.' I rM..l li-n-i-nlil ,p!lli Im I i r. anl nnrl vii!,l made attention will b given REFERENCES. Meesri. Hitchcock, Cobb A Wlnslow, R. F. Flotcher 4 Co., I .., Blanehard, Converse A Co., f "O"""- " Jr. r. nice, J ' O, N.Seymour A Sons, Odensburg, N. V " Coi A ifiibboll, I'otsdam.N. Y.J " Meigs 4 Wead, .Malono, N. V, Reeves 4 SteTens, Cincinnati, Ohio. " Hodges 4 Owen, Rutland, Vt, II. Jl, Sowles, Esq., St. Albans.Vt. " Samuel Morgan, Esq., Vergennc, Vt. V, V. Lanktou, Agent, d4wtf 03DMS1UK0U.N. Y Uaro 31,1851. dtf DANCING I ' F.J. FARE , tcacii i: u o r j ASci n :, Rutland, ...... Vermont. IS prepared to furnish Disix Mt'tic, any num ber of musicians to suit tho occasion. I1AI.L-IIOO.M dancing, th latest style, taught;iu in her opposition. 1 knew that she did not like the marriage, but she did not interfere, I remember quite well tho only timo sho wo bad a year. That was all 'Why did sho ask this ' What business was it of hers!' cried Harry, fiercely. 'Tell me;' and ho shook ine roughly ; 'what did you answer her, littlo fool!' 'Uli nothing ; and l began to cry . it was because be frightened mo, 'I said what is truo, that I knew nothing of your affairs, as inueou wnai concern is that ol ruino' 1 could say nothing more, Harry. uotter that than too much,' he muttered j corpse, ieo-cold, with tho lips set and rigid, and tho death-band beneath her chin. Thero sho was, stiff in her white shroud, tho snowy linen pressing so lightlyon her ; no lifo with in, no warmth about her, nnd all my fancies wtro vain dreams, Then I buried my face in my hands, and wept as ir my heart was breaking, And when I turned away my eves from her, tho presence camo around nio again. So long as I watched her it was not thero : I saw tho corpse only ; but when I shut this and thon lio flung mo harshly back on the out from mo, then it seemed as if a barrier sofa, saying, 'Tears and fully and weakness ! had been removed, and that my sister floated auo aduiv iuuiiu mnujB me same' t ny i near me again spoke openly to me on the subject, how sho did 1 marry a pretty doll a playtlnng-uo I had been praying, sitting thus in these U"h "WOW, J . . ,1 U ,l,U I very raro in her, beseeching mo to pause and reflect, as if 1 had sold myself to my ruin I when I promised to bu Hurry's wife, How she prayed! i'oor Ellen' I can seo her now, with her heavy, uncurled hair falling on her neck as she knelt half undressed, her largo eyes full of agony and supplication, liko a martyred saint praying 1'uur Ellen ! I I thought her prejudiced then : and this un. 1 spoken injustico has lain liko a heavy crime on my heart ever sinco ; for I know that I judged her wrungrully, and that I was un. grateful for her love, Sho camo to see us. This was about a year and a ball' alter I was married. She was moro beautiful than ever, but somewhat alternate feelings or her spiritual prcsenco Eiteiurt Sftciss. In Mr. (Seorge Wm Curtis' Lecture upon Success, which he has recently delivered before several literary associations, the following passage occurs. It has a particular interest at this time, nnd is the more interesting and valuable as com ing from ono whose success has been both amplo anil varied. Xo one ean say that it is tho repining of an envious man, while nil must sen that it is the sad judgement of a thoughtful one. "Tho book that sells is tliesurecssfuriiook. Dickens and Washington Irving sold, but there arc scores of sickly sentimental emas culated novels that sell better. Hero is tho 50,000th copy of the,book cries tho publisher; an 1 yet it is not a book illuminated with uno ray of genius or power, or which took any library rank. One'almost dreads to read a successful hoik in theso days for our standard made the publisher's account-book the measure of the author s success, the immense sale ol a book may be as much matter of pruriency as of mental appreciation. Should wo tako popularity for success ' Popularity was only an idle wind, usually blowing towards a vacuum. Are you a " lion" tu-d.iv because you havo burne'd the heart or tho world with your ardent soul! I am the lion to-morrow, uecausu l skuu across mo river in u woouen dipper ; and you are quite forsaken, Of this intenso work you told mo that 10,000 copies havo teen sold within the last ten minutes, and I igreo that by such u btandard it is successful. lluttiereis a book of which tho manu script wis sold for JCGO, at which the publish er curlec his lips, mid thought he had mado a poor birgain j yet tho world holds it to its heart; aid it is a power and a Mend to every man here. The oldest and the most loved of our own authors confessed that if ho had any excellence, it was awakened hy tho tender touch orthat genius. We all know his story. No man whom history tames was loved moro fondly. In youth, Id manhood, wo hang over his sweet pages, nad couTess the charm, that tiuie, which destroys, will only enhance How much dearer ho is than Johnson, Garrick, Durko, Reynolds, Wulpole. He lived in poor rooms, quarrelled with his landlady, was not ahvavs sure of a dinner. Tho wits did not ask him to drivo in the I'ark. The King of England did not ask his most illustrious subject to Court. His best friend smiled at him Johnson scolded while he loved him Boswell, ot course, was jealous of mm iteynolds at last hated tils portrait - and Horace Walpole, the pet of Londou society, the eon ot tho great Prime .Minister, Oliver Goldsmith, who with his Vicar of Wakefield and his poems remains a friend to ns and to tho world for ever, (Applause) Probably there wcro not .10,000 copies of tlic work sold in fifty years ar ter its publication, Trora tho Sailor's Magazine. Murine Disasters or IH.-.I. Loss of Life and Properly on the Sea during One Year. From a review of tho wrecks and losses at sea, recorded in this Magazino during the year 1854, till occurring within tho year, ex cept a lew in the gales ol December, iBo.i, and nearly all on tho Atlantic sea board, nnd all supposed to bo fatal wrecks, it oppcars that there wero wrecked and burnt, 2 sloops, 221 schooners, 122 brigs, 03 barks, 79 ships and 8 steamers. Missing vessels, 14 schooners, IT brigs, 4 Kirks and G ships. Total wrecked and missing, 538 vessels. Or this number 11 schooners, 25 brigs, 21 barks and 8 ships wcro Hritish ; 1 schooner Mexican, 1 Dutch, 2 barks French, 1 bark Prussian, nnd 1 ship Swedish ; in all 71 foreign vesels lost on our coast. On 8 wrecks 1,713 lives aro known to have been lost ; on 34 other wrecks 155 aro also known to havo been lost ; on 15 other wrecks, tho crows alone estimated nt 110, supposed all to have been lost ; on 41 missing vessels there must have been 430, at least, comprising tho crows alono ; on somo of these, tlioro wcro, doubtless, passengers ; thus swelling tho bills of mortulity to moro than 2,138. The losses nro estimated for each class of vessels and summed up as follows : Total number of vessels, 533 Total valuo of vessels, $8,802,000 " " or Cargo. 7,385,000 " " or Freight, 1,758,500 Total value, S27.045.500 Or in round numbers, 23,00.1,000 which is less than tho actual losses. Valuoor7I Foreign vessels, cargoes & height, 3,819,800 Leaving losses to American commerce. 24,125,700 One item in tho causu of hard times in money matters. Over S2d,000,000 has tho capa cious ocean lovicd on American commerce in ono year. Yet it is at rifle compared with the cost ot ono war campaign, to grainy tno am bitious pride and plcasuro or kings. A Triplet from the Knickerbocker. A correspondent in Ottawa county, Michi r.n frnm whntn wn nro always clad to hear gives us tho following " swno in the Mayor's Court at Grand Itapids," -Mayor Church pre siding vv;..,esses called up to be sworn by Clerk ' You do solemnly swear ' Mayor (with dignity) ' Stop ! Tho wit ness will hold up his right hand.' Clerk ' Tho man has no right hand, your Honor. Mayor (With soino asperity ' Let him hold up his hft hand then.' Clerk 'Holms bad tho misfortune to lose his left hand also, as your Honor will per ceive.' Mayor (savagely:) 'Tell him to hold un his right leg, then ; a man cannot bo 6vvoru in this court without holding vp something ! Silence, gentlemen, or dignity must bo pre served !' (Witness sworn on one leg.) 'The day heforo the hut Fourth of July,' writes a Hudson correspondent, 'our little George prayed as follows, before going to bed : u uoru, ptease aoa t let it rain to-morrow, 'causo I want to fire off crackers.' Our little ICatv. too. nn innocent uf somo tlireO OT fOUr summers, onco offered up this supplication : 'U Lord, bless my lather and mother, and bless my sister Annie, who flounced my nuw frock, but 'Cud' (her cousin) made the but ton-holes " j,rrt,rtfi,i Laitio l'eopio, hero is another anecdote, which a correspondent beads, 'A Fact.' ASundav-seluml tPJll-lliT III catechising her class, asked a littlo girl of some six summers : 'Have you ever been bap tized?' She answered : 'Yes, twice; it was on this arm, (indicating her right) ; no, it was in this,, (her left,) and the last time it hurt '' A correspondent at 'Canaan Four-Corners' sends us tho following as a veritable copy of an inscription upon a tomb-stone in that vi cinity : 'A lamenting spouse thus records the de parture of her faithful and beloved half My husband's name was Uill ; It was (lod's will That he should bo killed In a mill ; A very sad sight for me to behold, indeed.' Very concise, and extremely pathetic ! Slvves Freed. An interesting Slave case was recently tried before Judge Deelong, in Guernsey county, Ohio. Two boys, aged respectively 9 and 10 years, tho older belong ing to a Mr. McLee, and the younger to a man named Nowdigate, of Kentucky, were, on the 15th of January, placed in chargo or X. W. Graham, at Kichmond, Virginia, for the purpose of being, conveyed to Kentucky, by the Ohio river. Mr. Graham, however. A Wct:l Adrift. Tho travellers on tho railroads of tho wes tern prairies havo been exposed to snow storms, such as wo havo littlo conception of in this region. The following account is graphic indeed. Think or a wook so spent ! It is Erst cousin to a block-up in tho polar seas. (From tho Chicago Journal of February C Our friend Chester, or the Kankakee (!a scttc, was or tho number who wero on tho train near 1)vvight,ou tho Chicago and Mis. sNsippi Hail Hoad, r;i route for Springfield, last week. The following extracts aro from his Jour- nal : Tncnnv, January 25. At sunset, became imbedded in snow-drift. and 350 persons on board of train. ,i o clock, 1 itinvv .Morvino, Wood all cone. Commenced breaking up the seats and other portion of the ears, for fuel, Passengers crowding around tho 6tovcs, shivering with cold. SfMUsi:. On a vast ocean or prairie wild and stormy our windows covered with a inicK glazing ol tho ice, and tho snow driven Into tho ears at every crevice. I'.tssengers And then he seemed to think ho had said and her bodily death, when, raising my head I tho "tripling who could select Gray, the poet all Us branches. V;t. C, 1651. wtf ton much for he to ino and kissed me, and said that he hived me. Hut for tho first timo in our married lifo his kisses did not sootho me, nor did I believe his assurances, All that night I heard Ellen walk steadilv anil unresting through her room, Sho never slackened her paco, sho never st)pped, sho never hurried ; but tho samo slow, measured tread went on j tho linn foot, yet light, fall ing asir to imiMC, her very step tho samo inixturo of manliness and womanhood as her character After this burst or passion, Harry's ten demon to mo bceamo iinbuuuded ; as ir bo wished to make un to mo for sumo wrong. 1 need not say how soon I forgavo him, nor how and looking towards the further corner of tho I as his traveling companion the literary cox room, I saw, standing nt some littlo distance, comb, lokcd at his master nnd called him" on my sister Ellen, 1 saw her distinctly, as I inspired idiot." Forty-six years of hard distinctlv ns von inav seo that red lire 1,'lain Sadly and lovingly her dark eyes looked at mo, sadly her gentle lips smiled, nnd by look and gesture, too, sho showed mo that sho wished to speak to inc. Strango, 1 was not frightened. It was so natural to sco licr there, that for the moment I forgot that sho was dead, Ellen,' I said, ' what is it I' The tiguro smiled, It enmo nearer. Oh ' do not say it was fancy ! I saw it advance . it camo glidingly ; I remembered afterwards that it did not walk but it camo forward sterner, ns well as sadder Sho was tall. strong in iierson, uud dignified iu manner, much I loved him ueain. All mv lovo camo I hi tl, l,,.l.t .,,! ui,l ,,( t o,,. rv. ..... Thero was a certain manly character in her I back in ono full baundless tide; und tho cur- i It looked at mo still, in tho samo sad gentle labor, carrying a heart liko a palm branch to set a, discordant world at peace, writing book after book, in which human thought lies in the expression as pearls lie in clear waters that the gentlest satirist, ever touch ed with human folly tho most human of essayists tho moat graceiui una genial oi novelists tho most pensive of poets the man whoso mind was so naturally just and so variously gifted that its forco is forgotten in its exquisite proportion liko tho strength or the Parthenon uud tho genius or Washing ton nftcr furty-six years of a hard lifo, beggaring himself to relievo beggary, died a man whom your hoarts alreadyhavo indicated, finding the Ohio river not navigablo, went with tho "property" into the Stato of Ohio, whose laws forbid tho holding or transporta tion or such "chattels." He took the Cen tral Itailroad cars, and would havo reached bis destination safely, had not the train, luckily or unluckily, broke down near Cam bridge, Guernsey county. During tho deten tion, tho fact came to tho knowledge or tho County Court. A writ was issued ; the boys brought into Court : and, after a full hearing or the matter, Judge Deelong derided that tho boys wero free, and accordingly they wero set at liberty. Hcsivs. Repitatio.n, At a social meeting a few evenings since, the causes of intoxica tion, among other subjects, wero the theme of conversation. A gentleman stated that when a young man, he was in tho habit of enjoying bimselt with his friends over a social bottle, until lather laylor cured him with a clap o thunder' "Walking, or rather rolling through tho street one day," he continued, " I hailed the old salt, singing out 'How d'do, my old boy." Father Taylor stopped snort, anu seizing mo uy tne coat-collar with both hands, looked mo sternly in tho faco I snail never lorget the look, and then demand cd in a voice of thunder 'loung man is rum ol more value to vou than your revuta tion .' Go home and get sober ; the very dogs in the street shun you with disgust !' I went homo overwhelmed with shame, and though Mi years have elapsed since that time, noth- irg that could intoxicate has passed my Hps nor shall 1 over forgot that my reputation is of more value than allthervm in the world." Atlas. The Maine Guntess Her name is Silva Hardy. She is a native of Wilton, in Frank lin county, is (even feet six inches in height, is rather lean than fleshy, yet weighs three hundred and (thirty pounds, is nearly thirty yeais orng, and is still growing. Sho lias lierotoforo maintained herself chiefly by service in tho capacity or a nurse, having tho roputation of being an excellent one; Hor mother is said to have been below medium size, and her father not above it. She was a twin and t her birth woighed three and a half pounds. Her mate did not live, She has always been an unusually small cater and accustomed to labor. Her figure is not erect. Her complexion is fair, her eyes blue, and the very modest and mild expression of her countenance is said to be a tru index to her character. Wa are assured that sho never, as nurss, takes an infant in her arms, but always holds it in her hand. Flacing tho head upon tho end of her fingers, its feet i extend towards the wrist, and with thothumu and little finger elevated, sho formsanumplo und admirable cradle ; tho length or her hand being equal to the whole length or an infant. Sho is unablo to pass ordinary doors without stooping a good deal, and it is said that for convenience sho usually puts her thimble aLd other littlo articles upon the casing oyer the door. While sho was passing through tho kitchen of a farm honso,ono day with a largo pan of milk in each hand, her ho,ir caught upon a hook which projectod t,wo or threo inches from tho ceiling, and held her rast. She could neither stoop to set the pans down nor raise her hands to disentangle her hair, and was compelled thus to remain until her cries brought others to her assistance Portland Argus, gazing upon each other with anxious races, i no cold and storm too severe to venture irom the cars ; one or two houses seen miles dis tant; nn wood or timber in sight. 9 o'clock, A. M. Signals of distress. Mes. sengcrs gono out to communicate our condi tion to tho nearest dwellings Express ngents conunenco breaking open boxes and distribu ting cans of oysters. Gentlemen and ladies cooking, by cutting open ono side of cans and setting them on the stoves nothing,evcn pepper or salt, to eat with them. 12 o'clock, M. Passengers thirsty no water oyster cans cleansed with snow, then filled with the same, nnd placed on the stoves to procure water to drink. 1 o'clock, P. M, Two men thoroughly mullled in blankets, appeared on horseback. innuirini? into our condition, and left on foil rrailnn tn tmivida assistance. Found a few railroad ties to cut for wood. Tho insido oT ono car, scats nnd partitions, burned up to Weei, wnrm. Conductor directed the pasen- i tli the noorcst car and des troy it for fuel, and then the next, rather than to suffer with the cold. 3 o'clock, P. M. Children crying for food somo crackers and cheese arrive ; met a iovful reception. Each ono with a handful ol crackers a short allowance of chee iiianv unablo to get any. 4 o'clock, P. M .Moro provisions, but not sufficient for each. Divided among tho ladies and children first Engines gone and frozen up. Men gono in different directions in pur suit of houses. Our number reduced deer seen on the prairie ono man goes in pursuit. Conductor repot ts that bu can do nothing moro toward advancing us on our journey. Two men from tho eountryarrive with teams. The members uf tho Legislature make largo offers to bo taken by teams to Iiloomington One teamster oilers to take a load to rontiae (13 miles) for ten dollars apiece; some started nn foot : arrangements made for another gloomy night on the cars ; ellirts to make tho ladies and children as comfortable as possible. The fires in two of the ears put out, and the passengers crowded into the r -mainder for greater wa.inth ; an attempt made to haul car by oxen back to Dwight station, six miles, but failed ; mueli com plaining among the pi-senger. Saturday morning, 9 o'clock. Conductor distributing some broken fragments of bread and fri"il cake iiiiinng the jiassenRori,, no pornn allowed to take more than ono piece ; sent for more provisions. Nearly everything purchased, paid fur at exorbitant rates. Pai-i-engers at work shovelling snow, and num bers who have left the ears are -overcly frozen. Members of the L-gi-lature very anxious to reach Springfield, utK-ring iiliiio"t any terms that may be demanded to enable tl.un, reach Jlloomingtim ; no teamster willing to risk it ; havo been out in thomidst of the tempest to find teams, but failed. Cigars nearly gono ; gentlemen smoking very carefully "the' last inl until it burns their lips. Gentlemen begjing tobaccj to chew ; are shown littlo wads of it carefully and econo mically saved, and arc unwilling to divide. 1 o'clock, P. M. No dinner; started my self for Dwight station on foot; there round dinner prepared ; refreshed mvelf and started on loot for Wilmington, 20 miles dis tant. Three others joined ine ; met two en gines from Juliet, about threo miles from Dwight, in search ol our party ; took us on board and ploughed through the snow drifts, being well stocked with wood and provisions , arrived at Dwight about 7 oelock ; great ex citement among the passengers who had ar rived at Dwight station, at the appearance of the engines. Prepared with an additional supply ot" wood and water, started for the sceno ot distress ; great joy on board the cars ; weru soon evtrieateil from tho snow drift, and returned to Dwight station. Supper prepared, passengers wero seated once more after a long interval, to a supper table. The place afl'orded no lodgings for the passengers again retired to the cars to spend the night. The plow engines went on to break through to Iiloomington. An extra locomo tive coining Irom Juliet loaded with provis ions, we undertook to follow the plow ; found the plow engine off the track in a deep snow drift. 12 o'clock nt night. Cars returned to the Dwight station ; storm raging again. Sunday morning. Track north and south ugain completely closed ; engines unablo to move in either direction; passengers appear gloomy ; provisions at tho station scanty ; somo of the passengers destitute of money ; provision made for them ; great deal of un- easiness and excitement among the passen- AGRT CULTURAL. Merclinnt or 1'nrmerl Which Is IlrstI Mr. A Good morning. Mr. II.: 1 cnltpd tn seo if you wanted a clerk. I should liko to put ny son into your store, for n while. Mr. H. Indeed ; I thoueht you needed him on your fnrm. o I do nrd him : but don't want my children tn work ns hard as 1 have had in digging and delving, I tell you it's too hard ; I'm fsiirltr tenrn nil mis . Ah ' you look more halo nnd hearty than the most of us, and yet you must be quite as old.' 'Yes, I am turned of seventy. Hut I grow lame and stiff, nnd it's nil from hard work.' ' Over seventy ' And I am but sixty, and my partner younger still, yet you see our gray hairs.' Well, well something in families about that, mav be. Hut do you want my boy '' Nn, sir. ' 'Why not' ' Ileeausc vnu want to put him here to live easy, and he'll bo good for nothing, 'ns clerk or merchant either, in that way. "We mer chants have to work hard if we would gain anything ; nnd wo haTe to work a good many inriro hours in a year than yon do.' 1 cs, ves, more hours perhaps ; but tho work isn't half so hard. Here you are in a cool room in summer, and a warm one In winter, while we nro exposed to heat and cold, wet and dry.' 1 1 know it looks so to you. Hut now do you go into a room and sp'-nd all on" long day, walking it from pido to side, dodging this way and that, and see ir long before night you do not want to get out of prison sec if you are not tired enough before supper time to bo glad to sit down in the evening with your family and your newspaper. Hut no you must go back to your prison, and dodge and jump nil the evening harder than ever. And when bed timo comes, you must pot books.' 'O you tell it Tall nn your side. Hut sup pose it is so, you make money, nnd when old ngo comes on, you can retiro from business and live easy.' Not a whit better than you can. f thought ns you do once, and tried it. I thought I could give up the confinement and labor, nnd only ovrrstr. I!ut this did not give me ease or leisure ; so I got ahead clerk, and 'retired,' ns vnu call it ; and what was theiesult' hy, I failed. And what did you nnd everyUnly else say ' Why, I hnd ' quit work, and tried to be a gntlem"an, and no wonder I smashed it was good enough for me ; I mi"ht havo kept at work liko other folk'.' " ' 1 know such things wero said, but we didn't know you heard or them ! But now just look nt tho poor farmer's crops this summer. halTilried up. .lust think or such losses after all our labor." ' Yes and tho d iv .aboures tno, who aro out of work in conseequence of the unfavorablo season, will all fall upon mo to knock off 'just a littlo o' their store account, because, every tiling tnev buy nf tho former comes so high:' and 1 must do it ton, or he ' such a stingy 'igbt.lew, they'll never go there to tradn ngain,' to .siv nothing oT those that go off without paving at all." ' Well merchants do have losses as well ns rirmers. But it seems as iT vou didn't have halTso many vexation" showers coming up, tools breaking, cattle in the corn, and what not " Verntion I Yon know nothing about it. Come here and wait upon ungoverned chil dren ; try tn satisfy an old woman that a ten cent calico won't fai le ; lower tho price of a pair ofslines or a plug oT tobacco to suit an Irishman: find something nice enough for a fashionable young lady : grave enough for a qu.tker ; gay enough for a darkee ! stvlish ononis), r.r a dvndy and can't suit one of them till they have lonked somewhere elso ; fn.l von n,nv fob! ny nnd pile up your goods to be roaily fir tho next unsatisfiable set. Mr. 11., you know nothing about vexations No wonder wo grow bald and gray beforo our time' ' And so you nr sure merchants have tho hardest of it Hut I don't know what to do with my boy. He thinks farming too hard, and ho "don't like to go to a trade feels well, I don't know ," ' I knnw, my friend. You have taught him to feel that a trado is too low, and farm ing too hard, and now ho is half Bpoiled for being successful in anything." ' 1 wish I could get him into a bank, with a salary ; ho'd like that. I tried hard for it last week ; but they ask such an awful sum for bonds ; I don't seo what that's for." ' Mr. H., you sometimes pray for yourseU and your children, ' Lead us not into tempt ation,' but here you are trying to get your only son Into n situation, whero the tempt ations and tho facilities for dishonesty are so great, that those best acquainted with tho liiness find it necessary to put every ono under heavy bonds before ho can bo entrusted with it. Now, my good Iriend, tako advice, and keep your son with you. He need not ' dig ' as hard as you say you have done, and make such hasta to bo rich, for you have mado a largo property ; but learn him to work rcasonablo and tako tho comfort of it as ho goes along ; nor put off enjoying it till old ago. That is tho secret of happiness. ' A tittle with (onfenimcnf is great gain ; just as good as great wealth. Pitts field Cultivator. iers. Sundav evening. Excitement somewhat allayed ; commenced singing familiar hymns passengers ail animated with the music. Two sleiL'hs with provisions from Morris, 2( miles distant ; no prospect of being able to leavo for sev eral days at least. A lew of tho passengers louuu rooms in priviuu i.iniiuso, but nearly all remain on board tho cars. Monday morning, 9 o'clock. Members or the Legislature making arrangements at ex. travagant prices to go through to Iilooming ton by sleighs j charges twenty-live cents per mile ; two sleigh loads leave ; a quarter or an hour Inter and all return ; teams unablo to proceed ; the members determining to pro ceed on foot; dissuaded from it ; efforts to procure other teams. Papers or toltieco found; smokers boring out cobs, making a largo hole at ono ind for tho tobacco, and whittling down tho oth cr to put in their mouth, in placo of a cigar, which elevates them almost to ecstacies. Tuesday morning. Members of the Legis laturo detormine to make arrangements to proceed on foot ; at 9 oelock a lour horso sleigh arrives for them ; ten members left in the sleigh for Hlooniington; snow ono and a half to two Teet deep on a level ; somo of tho passengers aro sad at parting from their friends under such gloomy circumstances ; engineersmakingarrangements to cut thro' tho snow-drifts, iutending to leavo, 6omo of tho passengers unwell for want of 6lecp, and other comforts of life. Wednesday morning. One engine and car start for tho North, with men and shovels aud such passengers as wish to return, and en deavor to cut through to Wilmington, twen ty miles ; after hard labor, reach a heavy drift at sunset, within six miles of that place j thoy return, fatigued, to Dwight station, Thursday morning, six o'clock Start ngain for tho North, 9 o'clock discover an cngino from the North coming to rcscuo us; eleven o'clock, cut through ; engines meet and re turn withgrcat joy to Wilmington ; tho citi zens grcot our arrival ; road open to Joliet ; tho train continues its journey ; and wo bid "friends in our mirth .friends in our misery, too," a kind farewell. After enjoying the cordial vvclcomo of a kind family lor an hour or two, wo stepped on board of a sleigh with a friend, and reached out' homo at Kankakee city about 7 o'clock, and took a bod for the first timo in ono week. tJ7" The Imuass havo surrendered to the Canadian Government tho peninsula lying between tho Georgian Hay nnd Lako Huron, with some reservations for their own use Tho extent of land is 000,000 acres. Mice and Fruit Trees Now is the timo to attend to your fruit trees, to prevent tho mice gnawing them. Tho remedy is sure and easy. Go to each tree and stamp down the snow hard around it. Xo mouse will go near a tree thus treated. Tho reason is obvious. They can't.' When tho snow lies up light about the tree, there is a cosy little placo for mice in the old grass around it. They take advantage or it and make their nests there, Soon hunger pinches, and rather than leavo their warm, cosy quarters, they commence eating tho bark of the trees and soon girdle tliem. Now, stamping the snow down about tho trees covers t lie grass around the trunks, tho mice get at nothing to mako their nests, and they scamper off to some moro attractive quarters, leaving such trees untouched. Try the experiment. It costs littlo timo and is effectual, Frozen- Pi-Mrs. If n pump, through neg ligence, jrtp froaen, is ion very easy matter to thaw it out, if ono knos how. Somo will put in salt. This will do tho work, if one has patience but tho quickest and ea-iest way is to use a threo-fourth inch lead pipe, uud boiling hot water. A pump that is frozen ten feet solid may bo thawed out in ten minutes by having a pipe to reach as low as it is frozen. Put one end of the pipo down the pump on the ice put a tunnel in the other end pour in the tailing water, and tho way tho pipe settles down is a caution to the ono that holds it. The current of hot water, acting on tho ice, docs its work and rises outside. A barrel of hot water may bo turned in without a pipa and it vvill penotrate but a littlo depth before running oil, A Torciu.NO I.cide.nt A lad named Trancis Lyman went out skating in Adrian, Michigan, a few daysago, Just before the hoys started, for tho ico, tho mother of little Frank called him to her, and cautioned him to be careful aud not break through the ice. The little fellow promised he would, and stopping a mo ment, ho told his mother, that " if he should get drowned, not to lot any of the boys dis turb his playthings, and to have them sent to his littlo cousin in Cincinnati." He then kissed his mother and went to play. In a short tune ho was brought home a corpse. A singular tragedy occurred in our job of fice yesterday morning. A press with a book form upon it, was moving on with its usuil regularity, throwing off sheets with a clear, hmdsomo impression, when ell at once out camo a sheet that looked ss if it had been dragged through tho gory mire of a Crimea battle-field, The pressman was astonished, as well ho might be, and instantly looked into tho matter, when ho fonnd that in somo in. explicablo way, a live rat hid got upon tho form, and tho next revolution of the cylinder crushed him as flat as a pancake. Let all "rats' beware of our office. Chicago 1'itss,

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