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

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated March 16, 1855 Page 1
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Whenever a r iscil st ove to pass, tnstutd of siller, money of brass lie took his h u miner and "aid, with n frown, "Wie coin ts ptri iushuI it Uwn P John Litttejohn wns firm and true ; You could not client him hi ' two-ind tiro.' When fnolih arguer?, mlht and main, Darkened and twisted the clear and plain, lie snw tlin ugh the mazes of tin I r t-f. eccli Ihe simplu thought lievuud their reoeli And criislilng tlx ir logic, s:ii I, with a frown, 'l'he coin ut-pHTnus iml it down V John Lttttej)hn maintained the Hlght, Through sturtn nml shines, in the wolld's despite,, When lools or quacks desired his vote, l.ndorsed with irguincnt leaint by lute, Or, by coaxing, threats or promise, died, To giln his "upport to the wrougful aide, i ' Xay, n.iy V s.iid John, with an anry lronn, ' The com ts spurttH nmt tt down " When told that events might justify, A flso ntid LiouKcd policy Unit ft decent hope of future good, Might ctciHo a departure from rectitude, And a He, if white, was a small offense, To bo forgien by men of sense ! Cay, nay ! s.iid John, with a sigh and ft frown, Thr cum is Spurious nail tt ttoun When told fioni the Pulpit or tho Press, That Ilcaien was a pl.if of excluh cn ess That nono but those could enter there, Who knell with tho orthodox at prayer, And hold all virtues out uf their pale As idle work, of no avail J John's, face grew durk, as he ewore, with a frown, ' The com is vpuriout nail tt Joint ' Whenever tho world our eyes would blind! With falto prctetiso of such a kind With Humbug Cant, iind IJigrttry Or, a spurious sham Philosophy With Wrong dressed up in guise of llight, And Darkness, pas,ng U.clf for Light ; l.'t us t 'nit He John, and exclaim, with a frowr, M Thr cum purtnvt nail it d v n I Prom Macltcnzle'6 (Toronto) Gatcttc. 1 Story of ii llnirihlc Trnccily Jlnrtlcr ofn ; llusliuiitl. I think it wits in tlio yenr 1S39, that a ' pliytii', whoso n.iino need not bo repeated ; Hero, lied ir..m below Quebec to Vermont, where ho Kieedil-V iirrestcd on a cli.irco of foil 1 nnd cruel murder alli.i ... i,,,,,, J bo.n by him committed in a seigniory near the St. I.iwreiu'o ; lie was accused of having taken the Ills; of an estimable gentleman, a young and wealthy beignior, the father of two tine children, tit the instigation of their ; mother, then under 24 years of nge ; u woman i of relmed manners, good education, remark able beauty, and aristocratic family connec tions. The only question mooted in tho Vermont , tribunals was whether tho law of nations, in I tho abtenee of a special trusty, authorized state authorities to seize persons taking re fugj within their territories and deliver them i over to a fureii:n iiuvvit to he tried lor life. Tho republican courts decided that it did not. The phyieian vv.i-, of cuurse, rtleaped, and when tiovirnor Van Ncs became collector ol custom at tho part of New Yoik,l urged , him to relate nil the liicumstuuccs lie could ieeullcet, including the law points. The uie- ' morauda 1 still preserve. Many years cl ipped, I returned to Canada and to public lib', and being on business in Qu'bwe, requested persons ol advanced ye.irs I and undoubted veracity, ii-biillpir In and near I i he placo where tho murder had been com mitted, to nauatc the facta just as they oc curred. Well may wo exclaim, truth is inoro wonderlul than lietion !" jlrs, was on a ii.-it to Quebec, w hero she met wit i Dr , w hum it is i-aid she had been aiquaiulefl with before her mar-' riago ; they agieed that her ulT'ctionato hus band ithould bo poisoned ; n servant woman, who had been long upon tho seigniory under its feudal ehiJ's was sjrely tempted with it heavy bribe to go down to nut administer ! noison toher master, mid she went ; stopped at tlio maiur liose ; gave him enough of the puisun in lieer to sil ken but not to kill ; re lented ; returned to her mistress at Quebec, and declared that she could not find in her licatt farther to injure the Beigulur ; hereon fcienco would not permit ; she loutJ not ila U. All this took place during the winter ol 153. I)r ami ihe lady vvero of course dis pleased with her, and they finally concluded that ho must go down himself and do their dreadful work : he accordingly crossed tho tit. I.iwrencu ; travelled alone in bis uarrinlu to , wlieru bo oulled upon the tfeignioi , asked him to take ft diivo with him in tho carriole; nnd they two went to tho bam oln farm not far dii-tant, to seo some cattle, where tho Doctor suddenly struck tho .S 'h'iiior on tho head with tho'butt end of his heav y pistol till ho became senseless : tho murderer then dragged him hack to tho car riole, laid him ill thu bottom of it, put tho robes on him, and then satin it with his feet upon his body, l roin theneo, Ir. ilrovo in the beach, intend'uiu to burv his victim in tho ieo ; on tho way, however, tho Seignior recovered his senses so far us to scream and moan faintly. Some of tho habitans met the carriole, r.n'd asked what thu Doctor had got in his cairiage; who lcplied, " n pig ho had bought, and was taking homo, amt which ho kept under his feet to prevent his cs capo. At tho beach tlio butchery vva completed, hut tho murderer had so mangled the body that tho blood ran down his cairiolo nnd lelt a red trnck or streak uimn tho snow, extend I ing lor a great distance from tho spot where 1 tho corpse was hid, buried under huge pieces I uf ice, on tho south shore of tho great river I of Canada. , Terror ttucdily took hold of tl.o strong man I ho felt tho whole guilt of his dreadlul po sition, and rattting his boiso to its full speed, j reached Point Levi ut two o'clock next i. mm ing,wnero no sioppeu ni a pool iituu s uouse, .rlia tl. ..Mix In let lii.n lii.ihtwn !l''d rest on a bed, but not to touch his sleigh and robes as ho had just come from a medical nin ration, the Idood Irom which hud I seen spilt on tho lurs. Ho thus tested until four, and then rose und madu tho best uf his way to Vermont, it having been arranged between him nnd the wife of the iiiuorint mid very es timable gentleman ho hud slain, that she was soon to follow him to a plaeeagrced on. Slip, however, wrote him first, und ho replied thnt ho never wished to 6eo or hear fiom her u;ain ; and I believe never did. Whether bo yet lives 1 hivo not ascertained. Ilia brother belonged to tlio church, wns at the time a teacher of youth, cheerful, pious, and well beloved. From the day of that llight ho never nciin held un Ins head utnoni men, but speedily drooped und died of a broken Heart. There was crc.'it excitement in those days at Quebec ; tlio young seignior's body was, of courso, soon louna, lieitig readily traceu oy tho train ol liloou upon tl.o ucacn and road ; tho worthy gentlcmun had been ut onco miiwcd and very diligently searched for. Tho woman ut Point Levi had also told, that Dr 's looks had actually filled her with such est nine terror that sue did not even diiro to wako up her husband, but allowed the stranger to rest us ho had desired, too much uliald to venture to propound any Ifading questions. Tlu servant woman, on her return from , knowing ul tho foul murder that had taken place, told in Quobeo to many persons who it was that had sent her down, and for whnt piirposo sho hud been sent. A public trial was soon to havo taken place ; hut sbs, being tho main witness, was at once got rid oi; certain suldirrs were hired to entieo her to a house of public entertainment, where n riot was purposely got up, and ll wns so con trived that sho was beaten to death in tho - I ' piarrel. v hither thu two uiiants weru men t . or sojourning up ut Quebec with their barbirous mother, 1 uui not lulormed. Ihe in tv-jiapcrs of Canada und tho I . S. vvero ut ni Iiiuo tilled with fie d 'tails of this horri I bl -n iry, and it w,.s pu' li ly said that tho i unci iiiiib of t' siiguloii' s did not desiro uny trial. I prcumu they did not bins soon murrieu tiiralu. is till ill ve. und asked leave. I not long sine'), to return tlio manor hunss her youth, hut was plainly told by tl.ovil Mirers that if she ventureil i !. bitaiits would iiMomhlo und stone her out of tho place und off the domain. Jlr. , thus barbarously murdered, was oUmitll stature, young, nctivo ; well liked by his noichbnrs : esteemed nq 11 food infill. s undgciieiiiiiH proprietor j nnd vvui very weal thy. llu doated on her cruel and treacherous , bride ; ho actually idolized her. Some even iifiirin that sho was uttached to Dr be- j fore marrying tho rich Canadian gentleman, whom sho Wedded for his wealth, to please ! hir parents, liven now, it is affirmed, sho is ' u lino looking woman i nut singularly cour iigeom and deep in love must that man have I hem who ventured upon such u partner lor . life's long jiurney. Several curious inrhlnntA iisr ." ni 1 Que' cc. us to cvidenco not taken, und tho I way the foul dcid was finally hushed tip, but ' 1 sli ill not burthen tins hriefnarrativu with j them. Much do wo hour of nobility o soul, j nnd elevation of sentiment, but from the days in w hich King David urdered tin- man j ho hud deeply wronged to bo placed in tho I hent of the battle in order that ho might ho ,111010 butchered, down to tho terrible St. Law rence tragedy of 1S39, human nature has I ever been ungovernable and treacherous re j ligion in some time has stayed its cruelties , hut nil history rrores that "this heart nf man is deceitful lihovo nil things, and desper ately wicked." 1 ll'rom Putnam's Magnice. The Old Woman who Dried up nnd HIcvv Away. " 'lhero may ho many witches at this day in Lapland who sell wind to mariners, und they iiuiRt needs go whom tho devil drives." Fuller's lUUj and Profane State. ' Old worn in, otd ivomin, trhithcr so high 1" " To sweep the cobwebs from tho 6Ky." .Many years ago, on tho old stage-road lead ing from lloston to Plymouth, just out of Weymouth intu Ilingh.un, there lived un old woman who went by the name of Sue Ward. When s!ii' came from no one knew. Soma years before the time of which we write, the hud taken up her ulrdo in an old houso which had been deserted by its fanner owner, nnd there eliu dwelt all alone, a perfect mystery to tho gossips ol tho neighborhood. Sho nunigoil to get u living by doing all sorts of odd jobs for tho people of "the village; by knitting novc nnd then a pair of stock ings : by spinning a few knots of yarn, or going out as iiurso for the Eiek Tho villa gers also, ut first, vvero quito kind to her. Ilut lifter n w bile they began to weary or be ing benevolent to so mysterious a being. All pi. ...I..,. n- I ' .J lornicrlifo failed to produce uny effect, s.ivoa stubborn refusal to gratily curiosity, and slight dishes uf anger, which all inquirers agreed boded no good. Although tho time of which we write was lifter the excitement concerning the Salem witches, yet belief in such beings had not wholly died away, especially among the older portion ol the community. Could they nA quote the liible und tho godly Mr. Mather in support of their doctrine ? lly-and-hy strange stories began to he cir culated concerning old Sue Ward. It was said, that being vexed by Deacon llurr, she gave utterance to a muttoicd curse, and tho next morning the deacon') best In iler was foil tisl de. id, in such a strange position, that nobody but the devil could have brought her thcru. Then, us .Mistress Ward was wa.klng homo one cold night, uncle Joshua overtook her in his nice new wagon. S!ie asked loin to carry her home, as eslio was tired, lint ho replied ho could not, us it was rather oil' his road, und bo was in a hurry. "May you he1 ' I 'hink you will; perhaps, you havc loiiL'er rcacbiii' homo tbnn I am." exclaimeu I Know then, emu I ..,!, ... .i. . Ii .... .... she. and but a moment afterwards Ins horse fell, broke both shafts to tho wagon, and what worse, hieowii leg. Theo stories, somewhat magnified perhaps in the telling, wero soon in the mouth of every one in the Milage, soon nicy spline oi , her no longer as Mistiest Ward, or old Suo Ward, bhe tho three great rcqui sites fir a witch of that time. I. She was old. II. bhe was ugly. III. She was poor. With such uu evil suspicion hangingabout her, it is no wonder tliat many who nau lor- nierly befriended, now avoided her. I'.vcn the ! i:..i . i.:i.i i : i ..i ti. .... ..:.. ..j I IIIIIU Cllllort'U, liming ileum uiu iiij n,-i tuun talk oT their parents, as they passed her in the streets, clasped ono another s hands moie tightly, and, gazing at her with half-frightened looks, went hurriedly on though somo of tho larger hoy.s would suinetiines shout after her. Matters went thus, ns ono wild windy No vember night, old Suo sat by her firo in htr lonely but. Sho had been out lu gather tho faggots of which the fire was built, and meet ing some rudo boys on her return, they bad taunted her with unseemly words. Not often would such woids have utiooted her so much. Hut us tho screaming wind howled through tho branches of tho forest, nnd she heard tho mornings of the dying autumn, thinking all tho while that sho knew not where to look for help through tho coming winter, what wonder that sho felt liko cursing the day in which she was horn ' Sho did curso it most bitterly. Her wicked, withered old heart was lifting itself up in blasphemy, as she sat by her lire that night, nnd gazed intently into i tts flames us they lightened up her miserable room. " Why can't I dio!" muttered sho to her self, " As if seventy years of sorrow, seven ty years of sin, wasn't enough for ono mor tal 1 Doesn't the Iliblo say that three score years nnd ten aro tho limits of life 1 Why should I livo longer? I, without friends, with nono of tho comforts which belong to to age, olJ, poor, miserable, half-starved and cold I" n- I 1 " drew up closer to the Ure.und continued. " I would drown mysolf, but tho water is sj cold. 1 have nut strength enough to kill invsclf nny other way. Why is there no other way but dying to bo rid of the world ! 11 ioiks could cast uu uio us iiiey uu uu uiu garment 1 I vo heard ol out women thai iiio Liorii khuws 1 111 Urv eiiuue.1. i IIV, ll uu win uuv ii-. uio lie will ho not blow mo uway ? I should not . Ii' tn a tdaeo warmer than this. wl.oroold woiu in don t have to goout after fag gots." And she grinned a must wicked grin, showing ono worn yellow stump ol u tooth, " (Jood evening, Mother Ward," said a voice nt her elbow, Sho turned nnd saw just at her side a littlo old man dressed in black. A quick netivo old fellow ho seemed, us, without being usked, ho drew thu other of tho twu rush-bottomed chairs all thu scuts thu room con. tained up to tho fiio. "Who ure you! What do you want!" asked old Suo, us soon tia sho had u littlo re covered from her ustonishmeut at this sudden interruption. " A po:r cold traveller who wishes to warm liiinsolf at your fire," replied he, just glau ciug ut her with his keen black eye. Oh it was the wickedest cyo jou ever 6aw, so full of malice und deviltry, so glittering and snuke-liko. " You urn welcome to tho littlo warmth a wretched old woman's lire can givo. Uut you havo not told me your name, though 1 ought to know it us you seem to know mine." " I go under different," replied he ; " thoso most familiar with me, call mo by a nickname, hut iuv l roper title is Ileel Z. lluhb. Hat why do you call yourself w retched l ' " Havo you not lived long enough in tho world lo knuw l" replied shu almost fiercely. " There uro grcv hairs on your brow, and the wrinkles on your faco will number almost ns many as mine. Is it not ulvvuys wretched to ho old I Hut perhaps you have wurm friends who cneer you with their presence, iinu sua tain vou l.v their love!" Shu paused a moment, us if waiting for n retdv. Hut tlio old man sat with bis elbows resting on his knees, looking steadfastly into the liru witli his cunning eyes. Tho old wo man continued " Perhaps you do not know whut it is to outlive ull the friends of your youth, to wittid... iiu-nv imiiiiii. itlr.iiiirers. shunned uud iWpiN-d by them, to bo treated .... i i.i ... '. .. . ,.,,n uli.. utiu to ue llll'l IIOUIC'I Ul IIS l, "lini dealings with tl.o dovil, when I know muroiif the devil thnn you do." " Not perhups us iiiuch," said lio in uud-r-tone " Sho went on, not hearing and of I not heeding him BURLINGTON, YT., You may not have felt all tho wicked. I ncss ol your soul riso ngainst your persecu tors, prompting you to curse them ns I havo not wonder if someo'f them had more dcalinirs ...ill. Ui ... .1 Ir it a .. iiiliii viiis ii uiyseii, " Xo doilht III it." reioineil this nbl mm Old Sue wi'iiton, feeling a strange thrilling K-onTaYhK blighter, und looked more evil, tho more wicked she grew. i. . . , , . . Ann i was thinking what ft mockery it ni I . . " ., , ,. .. " ''ni' I' it her' J ' rn-,cr' now Oh the good UhHstian so is! vho ' birtuS ZSu7SrZtoZ T.i,i,i ,,. . . , ""as unless inane so oy mismanage- the I vi H6 ,ve,nnHn" 119 ""'I'cnt. Healthy children are .ilways goi.d s. I t heso words, yet remained quiet, as sho f nitured. Don't keen a little dish ofcnicker repeated no more j but, smiting her skinny nanus lugoiuer, cxciaimco ' Why should I call him my Father? Has ho treated me us a child? lias ho not left mo here in my old age, to rags and poverty, and abuse, when he might havo taken me to his blc.scd homo beyond tho skies long before this ? Death would long ago have been wel come to mo.' 4 Why do you not kill yourself, then t' ask ed tho old man soltly. ' I was thinking of that just as you came in. Ilut it was un ugly, horriblo business to tuke's one's own life.' II' there were only some easier way to rid one's selfof tho world ! Did you ever hear, continued she, speaking in a low, confidential tone, 'did you over hear of any old women that dried up and blew uway ! ' I ho ennning-cyed ono for a while spoke not u word. Ho sat there still nnd quiet, ooking fixedly into the fire. Hut nil ut onco ho burst out with a wild stavo of a song. Tho words so wrought upun tho imagination of mother Ward, that sho knew not why sho began to stamp her feet in accompaniment und when ho camo to the chorus, she joined her shrill treblo to his cracked bass, and tho strange melody rangout clcarnnd piercingly: I svalkcd me out tho other night, Tlio wind was blowing high ; I clasped my cloak about me tight, And sstshed that I might dio. Chorus. 0 for tho.o rare, good times of old, M hen women, I've heard say, If winds wero high, or sseather cold, Dried up and blew away. Quoth I, O, wind ! O, hitter wind ! Why blow so chill on mo 1 I'm old and lonely, nearly blind tyhat nro my rugs to tlice !" Yet still tho cold, cold wind blew on, And pierced mc through und through, It said to ine in quiet scorn, 'Away wltn hags llko jnu !" O for thoso rare good times of old, Ac. I curso thee, wind, with all my might, I curso thy chilling breath, Unless thou blow mo off to-night, I'll curso thee till my death. O for those rare good times tf old, Ac. 'Chorus again" shouted tlio old man, stamping his foot. And they sing it through again, till the old walls of the room echoed with tho wild scream of their voices. ' Tbosu good old times may come again,' said tho old man, alter they had finished the Mugging. ' Ilut there is u certain state of feeling to which every ono must arrive, be fore they can vanish liom earth. People in the old times oftener reached it, than at pre sent. ' ' What is that state ? I will attain unto it, said mother Ward. I nn tho earth aro vanity. What is lighter 'than vanity! Doth not the slightest breath stir the leaf ol tlio willow ' liut vanity i- lighter than even the willow's leaf. I siid all things were vanity: all things but hvu arc bo. It is tills which lunds men to earth. I ii cru it not lor tuc love which unman livings Hear to one another pull -nnd tbev go, uiiiie forever. iNovv, mother Ward, tell me, have vou rid yourself altogether oflovc? I find 1 J . J . . . . a . . . . loan,' wiioueehiie they Have done thus, und when I wonder they do not blow uway, lo ! down deep in their heart, covered over it may He, Willi tlio glitter ol mammon, with the dross ol w lli.shiiess.oue littlo particle uf love, ...i.:..i. i.. ...... .i i i...:.... ..i ...I...- which keeps them from being altogether van ity. ilut I am preaching : tell me, I say, havo you rid yourself altogether of love !' Old Sue sat till und thought. Her mind went back through the path of weary years, to tbod iy when a happy child she had clung with affectum to thus.) who cherished her un der their roof, who called her their darling; sho truceil her own mo as she grew up a way ward beauty; her love poured out in its wealth und tenderness upun onu her parents deemed unworthy ; htr rebellion and forsak ing of ull for luvu of him who was to bo fath er und mother to her ; her few short months of happiness and n tcrrihlo awakening as the earth received to its bosom her love, her only joy, savo an infant life which only kept her ;.ir !...;.. i -iii... i : , .1 . griei irum laying uerseu uy nits siue ill luo grave. . uiu sue uurieu ncr lace in Her nanus ami wept as the memory of tbeso times camo so vividly upon her. The evil-eyed looked gloom uy. But memory would not slop here as his death und us her treasure's birth. It told over her wrongs. The consciousness of find ing herself without money, and consequently without friends, in ft great city; tho long days of travel, with tho precious little one in her urms, to the home of her childhood ; the winter's night that heard her timorous knock nt tho door nnd Tho one ut her tide looked smilingly. Tho tears had dried, und foulest hate scowled forth from her faco. And the samo wild night heard a father's curso upon his offspring ; it saw a woman faint und foot-worn go forth ; with its winds und storms it hushedii child's cry forever, nnd wrought long months ofdiseaso upon tho mother. 1'roin that bed ofeickness, Memory told her how sho rose witlivowsof vengeance, but it did not dare to dwell upon tho unn.itu. nil crimes which followed, ol vain endeavors to escape temorso, of her flight over the sea, of tho year" she had wished to die. She lose from her seal Ireu.bling and pale for she had dared to think upon her sinful nasi. Sho had a i.arcnt s love and it had cu'.sed instead sf bKscd her; sho won a dearer love, und it died from her ; n child's love hud blossomed in Ii.t Heart, nut tt was rudely killed und its death terribly avenged. Sho had no other love all was unlneudli ncs nnd hate. Aro you ready to go ' said the old man calmly. He kuuw that sho wns his i.ctinu urn 1 warm 111 sjii ociuro my jour ney,' replied she. 'I bi n she gathered ull tho faggots into tho iniddlo of tho room, und kindled them. Tho room blazed ma moment. As tho 11. imcs leaped fierce nnd hot. ' I am ready,' said sho. That night good John Benton camo riding from Plymouth. As ho approached old Sue's hut he saw the firo burst forth from its win. dows, and strangest of all, two shadowy forms glided fur away ahovo tho burning flames, flying into the dnrkne.-s of the night, whilea gustot wind inignticr limn ever no nau vo fore felt, almost blow him from his bursa. These things ho averred to tho crowd who collected mound tho burning dwelling. And w hat confirmed the narration, was, tint no bones could bo found among the ruins neith er wus old Suo Ward seen any more. This is a story believed hy many persons to tho present day, and on account of which, every old house thereabouts has a horse-shoo nailed to its door, and this maxim prevails CUERISII LOVE LEST VOU ULCOME VAN1IV, Di'Ratiov or VrCFTADLc Ltri. Lord I.ind siy states thut, in course of Ids wanderings amid tho pyrumidsof Egyut, ho stumbled on it mummy, proved by its hieroglyphics to be nt least ilOOO years of ago. On examining tho mummy after it wus unwrapped, he bound in one of its closed hands a tuberous or bullions root. Ho was interested in the question how long vcgctuhlo life could last, I , i . ., . .....1. ...1. uud ho therefore took that tuberous root irnin tlm iiiiiininv'u liuiiil. iilauted it in ii sun. - ..j - --- - - no ny sou, nlloweu ine raun uuu uuws irom iiei yen to descend upon it, and in course of a nn I few weeks to his utonishiuent nnd joy, tlio root buret lortli ana uiuomca lino u tjeiiiiieous I dahlia. FRIDAY, MA11CII nine Cure of tho llllblcs. I1V A NEW VOIIK 1 lll'slcIAN. Tho sourco of far tho crc.itcst nmounl of kindne's, Don I feed the Bahy. Xo not even a tca spoonlul or cold water. If you must Teed it uny this will do the least hurt. But U it uboutandcrynlittie k.. nuiiiii v. P,rhnti ir ..III I... twelve hours first. What then I It won't starve. When it manifest uneasiness let it ' l,u '"Jus. a- its irauo. It go to work at its tmlo." When u child I " mc"" t,l- - ' Pain. They are ar1 water on the stove, for it is as impossiblo ... .uu nurslings on any Kinu ol pap, us it is to raise fino calves on bay tea. If you leed thcm anything of tho sort, it is ns indi gestible to them us sawdust, and of course, they have n turn of colicky pain und cry; and of oourso you givo them cider-blow ten, or peony-root ten, or soot tea. or anise-seed t;a, nnd when this proves insufficient, you re strt to p-irrgoric, which binds up their hswcls, und then you resort to castor oil.and ctntinuo at tho same timo the cracker, until yo it find it necessary to resort to tho doctor. Ilyou live ut a distance from u physician, or yur husband thitiks it not best to callune, yiu continue in this way, raising a scrawny, cioss baby, thnt, as you say, " torments the li'b out of you," who, whatever his property expectations may, he, is certainly entitled to d'spepsia in reversion. Ilut if from any dance thu child must be fed if the natural nuriinent is absent I do not even say de ficient, (for experience proves that tho reasons m ist he very grave to justify u resort to urti Iceding) and u wet nurse cannot bo pro cured the best practical substitute previous to the appearance of the first teeth, is now coiv's mill:, from half to twu-tliiids water, and sweetened with loaf sugir. If tho child throws it up, it is too strung of the milk or sugar, and must bo reduced further with water, llrown sugir, or oven molasses, may be used us u laxative, if they do not occasion pain, und the milk should bo bulled. Even with the best of care it is a serious matter to raiso a child ' by hand." The mother's milk contains just thu elements und in just the rigjit proportions, for the composition of the child, und there is nothing else that quite does. v. si,. .,-,i .,,,!,. ,.i .-i.i-i. mo i. ... J.-, tlio child " ilrools," and muuilc."is a desiro to put things into its I mouth. This is not hunger, and it is entire ly unnecessary to tie up a little bread and su- I gar in u rag, as is commonly djno, und givo it to suck. Indeed, ull sucli supplementary I food is injurious ut any period ol life, und the . child should nurse ur bo led at regular periods, these periods being more frequent us ! tho child is younger. Tuis Itching ol thu I gums is relieved by giving it some hard, j smooth substance, usu cord, ring, or u silver I dollar, to chew. The child will take uny thing I that it can for its mouth, and even swallow" ! it, and mothers ure apt to interpret this dis position into an appetite lor the lood ol i adults. Some ol them have a way of cram- their children with load that they have masticated plainly saying, that they would have had theiii burn Willi tooth. As yet thu I child has but little suii.ll ur taste, and is of j course disposed to swallow every thing that i irocs into bis mouth. The stomach, too, has began to lose that peculiarity ot form, by which it emptied ever disturbed it, and thfse ull'.'iisiio matters begin to go on me ouicr way, luiming must uiilractable bowel complaints l'He diet ol the mother is a very important matter. Meat should nut bo eaten mure than onco u day, und with ladies who ure nut taking much cxcreisj in the open air, oven this is scarcely allowable, bpiiituous liquors. nlthough they iucic.ise the amount ul its se- -rctioii, v itialu its qua.ity. und may even pro .in.... ..i... ... . ;..i ,i... . t duee chuleia iiilaiuiitn with the child. A uiuuer 01 oeei-sieas. win pruuauiy oj louowcu uy u cross in wiiu uiu oauy. .vnu generally speaking, the diet of musing women is too high in quality. iaitcttaiiiiug these princi ples, it w ill not bo cj.pi clod wo s.iould stop here lo bestow any remark on those wo men that delegate tuis kind ol care to u vvet nuise, or even result to artificial feeding in older to bestow their tiuicou lulls und routs. When tho first set of teeth make their ap pearance, childicn generally huye u little diarrhaM. If they ure fed with nothing us jet but con's milk, or breud und milk, and the mother is cuicfiil in her eating, this is generally a matter of no consequence. It tells us that those great changes are going on ill thu bowels which uro adapting lbei.1 to solid food, and it is only when they uro irri tuted by u ircii.ature use of tuis, that uny medical treatment is necessary. Immediately alter eating, if children in cline to sleep, they should bo indulged in this propensity. Tho stomach makes largo demands on the circulation of the blood lor the purposes of digestion, and us it aud the brain arc liko two mills in one stream, when the one U engaged to thu lull extent, tho other must suspend its operations. Very iiiucu 01 uiu uyspcpsia unu nowei complaints thut 1 tcvail among our business men, is at tributable to tl.e violation of this law. After eating a full dinner, they keep tho brain ut work, und let the stomach take care of itself. At evening new matters are udded to tho half digested contents, aud if u turn of cholera morbus dues nut clear out tho offending mat ters, they may uccumulato to a bilious cbolic, or puss gradually uway, making a dyspepsia. In tlio absence of uuv better eudciieo of tho popular opinion and practice in regard to feeding children, wu may presume that tho lure in uur publie churitablo institutions re flects it. Soup of beet bono .arrow root, rico and iiiush, arc prominent itemn. 'I ho mure nitrogenous kinds of food, us wheat bread und milk uud meat, ure nut so cheap, und uru useu more sparingly, A few vcar ugo the writer tuok n b.iv from io ol'thcso institutions, who had. been fed mostly on mush and molasses, and soup, with bread once a day, no butter and no milk. Willi uiu exception ol a llttlo in Ins cocoa in the morning. Though he appeared to bo plump und well led, his flesh was very soft ; ho was very listless and indisposed to any exertion, uud it was only utter some weeks ufu better system of feeding that he mani fested thoso instincts for motion and inquiry coiniuuiitubuysofthat age. '1 he appetite mauilestcd by children fur lean meat, und tho aversion to that which is, would alone lead us to suspect thut uny system of feeding which is deficient in muscular nutriment would bo followed by pernicious results. Even tlio moral us well us tho mental und physiculjlucultics, degencruto in these insti. tutiuns, so that thero is u very general pre judice with country farmers agaiust this class of boys. Soup, with tho exception of tho vegetable matters uud shreds otmcat that float in it, is asserted by a Into authority (and doubtless correctly) to ho entirely indigestible that children would starvo to death if fed on it nlono. Tho stomach degests only solid food, even milk being coagulated into u curd touu. djrgj this process, and yet thero are many farmers wno nine long siiuu m;ii up mo idea of raising tine calves on hay tea, svho givo their children soup for dinner, under tho 100.1 iuu. it is very nourioiiinji. Hut of all tho blunders in feeding, that which confines feeble children to arrow root, or any other variety of starch, is ono of the most misehiovous, ' Nono ol'thcso substances contain uny nourishment of the muscles or for the bones. Even farinn, although it is said to contain gluten, contains quite too tinicli starch to bo used steadily liko bread. Children confined to any of these stop grow ing, become puny, vomit nfter eating and have diarrhoea. Boiled rieo is generally sup posed to Iw very easy of digestion una very nutritious. Boussingault says, " I am far from considering it a substantial nourish 1 incut." Pcreiru says, " In sonio union poor l.niu.1 lliu t.t.t.olil.,t,n nf nn annul pfiflifc , houses the substitution o of liollcd rieo for lHJtatoes was followed in a ... .,!. . TI.A ,.l.,.ul.,l n .uu.jui. i-v acterutics or nee eating nations aro lur from I desirable A gentleman who has spent niucli , tium mem says, l'"'""' 1IUU, SUViUeiCllV fUCV. tUUOVU III'! t,UVMM. V. ;v , out" " sirangor, uon i Kill it with 16, 1855. starchy matter they uro under the necessity or eating, to obtain tho quantity or gluten ncress.iry to muscular nutritiun, must pro duce this result. Ho says tho natives ol the Aft lean coast esteem common bread a great luxury. Ho cuunts fivo of these not more than equal to one European for nny laborious service, and un cslinnto luscd nn tho chemi cal chiiructeristics of food would m iko one oatmeal-eating Scotchman (without milk) equal to four of these rice-caters. Salt should ho furnished to children in their food in ns lirge quantities as may he nnd not render It unpalatable. There nro m inv larmers who never neglect to salt their cattle nnd yet do not know Irom ono year's end to tho other whether '10 llttlo children got any. Its habitual use is the only preven tive thnt is worth more than all tho herb tc.i fed at all quarters of the moon. But we do not conclude from this that salted meats nro better that frosh for tho process ol 'corning' ctTjcts a hardening that no subsequent freshen, ing or boiling nan remove. Neither children nor ii Julta b'iouI 1 ha confined to such meats. Tin; writer his s;en scurvy, produced by nn oxclusivo diot of broid and silt pork, nnd re medied by tho uss of vegetables. Cfuntry Gentleman. I.nurn Ilrldsman nnd her .Mother. From the riport of Dr. Howe, Principal of the rer uns' Institution for tho blind at L'oston. Laura Ilridgemnn is tho deaf, dumb and blind girl, whoso only moans of communica tion with objects around her is by touch; which is remarkably acute. During tho last year, and six months after sho had left home, her mother came to visit her, and the scene of their meeting w as an interesting one. Tlio mother stood for somo time. ga?ing with overflowing eyes upon her unfortunate child, who ull unconscious of her presence, was playing about tho room. Presently Laura ran against her and at onco began feeling of her hands, examining her dress, nnd trying to find out if sho know her ; but not succeed ing here, sho turned away ns from a stranger, und tho poor woman could not conceal the tangs she felt that her beloved child did not know her. Sho then gave Laura a string of beads which she used to wear at home, which were recognized by tlio child at once, who with much joy" put them uround her neck and sought eagerly to say sho understood the string was from home. pu. ...other now tried to caress her ; but poor Liura repelled her, preferring to be with nor acquaintances. Another article from homo now given her, ' and she began to look much interested ; she j examined the stranger much closer, and gave mo to understand that sho camo from Hun- over; sho oven endured her caresses, bu vvoululeavo with indifference at the slightest signal. Tho distress of the mother was now ' painful ; for nlthough she feared that she I could not bo recognized, tho piinful reality oT I being treated with cold indiflerencu by a darling child was too much for woman's . nature to hear. After a while, on tho mother's taking hold nf ...! n v.,,.,,,, I,!,,., c.r.,l ?.. ii:. .,.. I. ,...'. ...i.i .. n.:. . i.i i Granger ; sho therefore felt of her hands very 1 eagerly, while her countenance assumed un ! expression of intence interest sho became I then suddenly red hope seemed Strug- I ,.iin .jt, doubt, nnd unxiety ; und never I werecontending emotions more strongly paint- i , ul upon the human face. At this moment of . uncertainty the mother drew eloso to her side I ' and kissed her fundlv, when ntunco the truth i ' il.oi.dl across the child, und all mistrust and unxiety dis iine.ircd from her flushed face : us with un expression ol exceeding . joy, s'io eager ly ivstled in the bosom of her parent, und yielded hers.dl to her Tond embracjs. I After this tho beads were ull unheeded ; tho playthings were utterly disregarded : her playmates for whom, but a mum"iit before she gladly left tho stranger, now vainlv strove to pull her from her mother; und though she' yielded tier instantaneous obedienco to inv'sig nal to follow me, it vv.isevidently with piinful reluctance. Sho clung close t me us if he wildered und fearful when ufter u moment 1 took her to her mother, she sprang to her urms nnd clung to her with eager joy. I had watched tho wholo scene with intense interest being desirous of learning frum it all I could of tho working of her mind, but I no lelt them to indulge, unobserved, those deli cious feelings, which thosi who have remem bered a mother's love, eau conceive, hut which cannot bo expressed. The subsequent parting between Laura and her mother, showed uliku the affection, the intelligence and the resolution of tho child, and was thus noticed ut the time. reluctance. Laura nrcouiianicd her mother to tho door, clinging close to her nil tho way, until they nrrived nt the thrcshhold, when sho paused! and felt around to ascertain who was near her. Perceiving the matron, of whom sho is very fond, she grasped her witli ono hand I holding convulsively to her mother with thu i other, and thus stood for a moment then sho . dropped her mother's hand put her handker chief to her eyes, turning round, clungsob bing to tlio matron, whilo her mother depart ed with emotion as deep as thoso of her chilJ. The lllack-U-eil Hoy. Two or three years ugo, 1 went into a town in tho Stato of Now Hampshire, to give a temperance lecturo. Thero wero a good many persons in tho town who drank intoxi cating liquurs. Uut many cnino to hear mo , und I noticed, just as I commenced speaking, a littlo black-eyed boy, just about seven years old, who camo into the hull and sit down near the door. He listened very atten tively ; and when I spoko of tho cruel treat ment of wives und children, of intemperate men, I Baw hiin moro than onco tako his handkerchief und wipe away the tears. 1 told them tho pledgo would prevent ull this, and make them kind nnd pleasant ; nnd tolJ the children to sign it if they woulJ prosper nnd be happy in the world. 1 Ins llttlo lei I low wns almost tho first to put his name i down ; and when I asked them who ho was they told mo ho wus called black eyed Joe, and that bis father was one ol tlio worst drunkards in the town. It was his cuBtom every morning to mingle rum und sugar with water, and pass it round to every ono of the children, who took a littlo as well as their father and mother. Ho would drink ng.iin nt eleven o'clock nnd at supper time, su that ut evening he would al ways bo intoxicated, cruel and revengeful. Sometimes ho would beat his wifo, nnd some times his children, or shut them out in the cold storms. It was this that made Joseph weep when 1 told cf tho cruelty to children, and it was this that induced him to sign the pledgo. lie went homo from the meeting nnd deter mined to keep his resolution. Tho next morning as usual his father took out tho brown jug, mixed the pitcher of po'?n. and handed it to Joseph first. He shook hlshead, and declined taking it. " Drink, Joel" said his father. " I do not wish any again sir," replied Josoph. His fatbor looked at hira a moment, and then said roughly. " Did you go to that temperanco meeting, Joel" " Vos. sir." ho replied. Did you sign tho pledge !" Yes, sir." , , What did you do that for, Joe t" ii Tterauso. lather." said Joo hesitatingly "If ever I am a man, I do not want to bo as you uro," His father blushed, turned pale, stood confused a moment, and then openea tlio door and dashed both Jjug nd pitcher into pieces saying " You shall have a father you won t be ashamed to be like." From that hour he has never taken any iMn. that can intoxieato : and is harpy him self, and renders his family happy besides ; and I will vonturo to say that Joseph will have an answer ready for any ono who asks him, " What good will it do to sign the pledge. " L'ncle Edward, you may put my name down," said Henry ; " und I tlinuk you for telling mo that story," So saying ho put on his skates, and went upon the ice with a swift motion to tell tho story of black-eyed Joo to his companions, NEAV SERIES, I.lfc In Sow York. William Poole, known as a fighting man, stands ut tho bar of Stanwix Hill in ay. lie is ne.iccab oiiiul nuint. Iln l,n had an altercation, in nnother place, with another fighting man. named Morrley, hut LIU! llCCrCtrillll t.1 nr.. nn.l Il....ln . with his friends in Slanwix Hall, drinking a glass of vvino and talking nvcr his late diffi culty. Tho door opens und six men tho most notorious of the fighting rowdies nl'New York armed with revolvers, rush into the room, The foremost of, them. McLaughlin by name, seizes liuld ot tho collar uf Poole's coat, uddresses to him insulting language dares him to fight. Poole answers not re sists not. If shaking his collar and insulting nun vvitn worn win not provoke him to fight, perhaps tho vilest net of insult that one man cm perform on another will, nnd o Mac I.iu..Min ,,ii, in pnnt. r... w,:m n....i Liughlin spits in Poole's face Still Poolo resists not makes not the slightest demon- j stration of assault merely says " goawav." i In the mean timo nnother actor is performing ! his part in tho sceno. James Turner throws I open his cloak, fl juristic n revolver over his j head, eicliiuis " let us sail in,'' nnd then resting bis pistol on his left urin takes deli berate aim at Poolo and fires. Hut the pistol misses his mark, enters the arm of him who 1 fires it instead of tho lio lv of Poole, und the murderer, by intent, fills himself to tho floor. Maddened with his own pain, nnd the spirit of murder raging fiercer tliun ever , ' .inn, iiu uriine. mi luo u'.'ir un'l lircs again. And this time the shot tells in the knee or Poolo. nnd ho too fills. No sooner Important I.nw Pult. down than nnother or tho inunh'rous crowd, The case of George W. Hiker nnd others tiker by rinmo, springs upon the breast of ngiinst the Troy und liutland Huilrnid Com Inole, and vuth curses on his lips, fires u r'- j iiany, heard before Hon. Jacob Odlamer, volver Toll into the breast of the prostrate. Hon Smillev man. And while a fri-rnl or Poole. L iiicr by referees, in this villago in January and nunc, rushes to assist Pnnle, there U another ' I'ebruary list, his been decided in favor if report ofupi-tol-a pistol fired by MeLaiigh I tho Plaintiffs. The caso occupied the refe in. wbiidi lays biro thi! skull or Lnzier and recs 17 days; they report for the plaintiffs just .misses entering his brain. The lmr-rnom I unconditionally tho sum oT 0j 740 77 and at Stinwix Ha 1 becomes nowu pindciiionium in addition, other items to the -vmon'nt of niiiiniiirc i-ooin stretciieu seemingly lifeless Turner firing ut random tho rest flourishing their revolvers, nnd uttering curses loud nnd fearful Tho end is that Turner with his broken arm and his revolver still smoking in his hnnd, manages to get again on his feet, and nil tho six murderers Hy intent, some of them firing a parting shot at the apparently dead body of Poolo, vanish intu tlm Btreot, whilo tlin polien enter to find tho victim alone remaining and Ins ussailants gone. .V. V. Cour. ) Inquirer. Ilnrd Times. When wo look uround nnd seethe immense sums which men waste on cock tails, tobacco, und spittoons, we should vronicr not that we 1 havo bard times nuw und then, but tlmt we i ever have anything else. Ljt us look at somo of the figures. , If wo tike into account tho waste oT land and labor in raising tobacco it, tho ex pense attending its manufacture und traffic, I with tho loss of timo occupied in 6rnoking i nnd chewing it, and tho conequent idleness i and indolence it begets, $10,OIJI),U00 would ' be a low estimate of the present annual hiss to tlio nation ; a sum sufficient to provide i every district of our country with a freo church and every ptupor with a freo homo. The consumption "f cig irsaloncin thecity of Now Vnrk. in ISol, was cnmpii ted at f 17. UHO ii diy; while the vvholo city p lid but i i'S.oCO a day for bread ; this would bo $3,. Ujll.llOJ a year for cigars alone. The Krie Canal, three hundred und sixtv'-four miles long, tho longest in the world, with its eigh teen aqueducts and cight-fjur locks, was made in six years, and cost but little over 7,000. null. Tho cigar bill of tho city or ""',. . . , , . , It a lino of Atlantic steamers, t' e pride of sue uru su, were uu suns, now soon wiuiu uiu cigar money oi in.u one city runinui ene whole ! It is a very moderate cigar smoker who spends only six cents u day ; and vet it amounts to 21 00 u year .1 sum which would be called un enormous tax if laid on a young in in lor tho purposes uT govern ment, or tho support of religious institutions. The same trilling sum, it put to annual in terest, would in thirty years amount to $3, 539 30. n sum suffiiient to stock hi in with u nice littlo farm, four yoke oloxen, u trotting horse and peach orchard. ben will men learn to place u inper value on things ' When will they discover that lie is a fool who spends twenty-one dollars a year lor the purpose of keeping his shirt-front s died with tnlucco squirting f We pause fur n reply. Who will send it in? Al'iany KnicKerbockir. From the Homo 'ournal. The Itecciit " Deadlock." Yankees are not tho only people who talk for Buncombe. High founding phrases nnd powerful Phillipics cm be tumid in other presses than the American, and heard in other legislative assemblies than the Amer ican Congress. The recent "crisis" in England afforded ft magnificent arena fur the display of tho capacities of tho English I inguage, and tho vjccill itiun of public men. " The Aristocracy effete," says u lending journal, commenting upon the dowriTal of the Aberdeen Ministry, und putting forth a list of members uf tho Cabinet than one halt of w bom bad a title to their names. Tho Aristocratic Dry-rot" shouts a keen sitirist, 1 inventing the utiti-democratic policy nf the nation. lu review ing tho recent " crisis," wo think that among ull tho satires of Dickens there is nothing more true than the following from Bleak House . " England has been in a dreadful stnto for some weeks. Lord Coodlo would go out. Sir Thomas Doodle wouldn't; eomo in, and thero being nobody in Great Britain ( to speak of ) except Coodlennd Dmdl", there has been no (iuverniuent It is n mercy that the hostile meeting between thoe two" great men, which at ono time seemed inevitable, did not come oil'; because if both pistols bad taken effect, and Coodlo und Doodle bad killed I'ach other it is to be presumed tint England must have waited to be governed until young Coodlo and young Doodle, now In frocks and long stockings, were grown up. This stupendous national calamity, however, was averted hy Lord Coodle'a making the timely discovery, that if in tho heat of debate ho Iind slid that ho scorned und despised tho whole ignoble career ot sir Thomas Doodle, he had merely meant to say party uiacrcnces suouu . , . ;.i. I i , r .1... never induce him to withhuld from it the tributo uf his warmest udmiration ; while it us opportunely turned out, on the other hand, that sir Thomas Doodle had in hisown liosom expressly liooked Lord Coodlc to go down to posterity ns tho mirror uf virtue and honor. Still England has liccn fur somo weeks in the dismal strait uf having no pilot, (us was well observed by Sir Leicester Dedlock) to weather the storm I and tho marvellous part of the matter is, that England has not appeared to carovery much ubout it, but has gone on eating und drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, us the old world did in ihe days belore tho flood. But Coodlo knew the danger, nnd Doodlo knew tho danger, nnd all their followers and hangers-on had tho clear est possible perception of the danger. At last Sir Thomas Doodlo has not only condes cended to come injbut lias done it handsomely, bringing in with tiim nil his nephews, all his malo cousins, and all his hrothors in law. So there is hope for the old ship yet." Hoto You seen Ningnrn in Winter, Thus discourseth tho Niagira Falls Gazetto ; "No do you say!" Then you have not seen tho world's greatest wonder when dressed in her most gorgeous npparel. Perhaps you iiaso iisisssv. ... -cw.v " ,," ; - time when it bore no comparison to the pro. sent, for not every wintor has been like this. Tho extreme and long continued cold weather of ths present winter has torniod vast bodies ofico in the rapids and under tho lulls. Somo weeks siuco a large held of ice rormed, extending from the head of Goat Islana .....! i, Ti.ron s;.i,.r. and far un into the i uiuu.u nv ...vw w. . - - - . , ... rapids, and now rests firmly on the bed ol tlio river, Ono would scarcely suppose that co could form where usually rushes such un im potuous torrent. L'nder the l"al a "oena presents Itsel . of i surpassing grandeur nnd magnificence, ut. i crafty, mountains aro Piled on mountains, until in sonio places their peaks nearly reach YOL. 9, NO. 37. the precipice nnd utmost hide the falling heet ?f w'l.t,;r' I-"K' proj-ctions extend from " nnd other mints on tho Amrrl "-? 'm vnioii hangs icicles of tin na Pl lnr,p.J church steeples, with water 1 """"'? ""pping, ucezing, anacxtendi cif- Xeir the tower, nn tin. svo.t sbl nP tint Island, tho scen ! nnt less sublimi. Tin rivulets under the bridge lending to the tow. or, uro almost closjd with ieo ! tho water which there steals over the precipice only udds to the vastness of th Ice formations be low. Tho tower Is completely encased, and tho llttlo bridgo leading to it presents a epeeti. clo which outrivals the most exquisito works of urchltccturo. As may he supposed, the spray which ever rises Irom tbenbs below, 1 i''V,, i lc 'l,ercvcr 'Jl'8' wliclh'.r , rock ouh or tree. Tho hushes nro weighed down with the frozen spray, which, when old 0 u ventures to peer out irom tho clouds, re flects his rays in all the various hues of the rainbow. We are informed that this part of the sceno has never been surpassed, if equal, lod Wo nro sorry to observetbat tho weight of so much ice is '.routing down many of the trees on the west side of Oout Island Tlmto which suffer tho most are the moro thrifty ones, beeaue they present a greater number 01 limbs nnd twigs upon which the spray alights. Somo of them are stripped, leaving nothing hut tho ragged stem of tho tree standing. anout si j.ililll. c aimo 1 bv tl, r.i,.;,:rr- rditlnilrr. aa reported upon specially, nnd referred to tba county cuurt. This case was the most im pirtant one, as to the amount in controversy and the nuny legal points in the case, ever tried in this county. Tho referenco of tho cae to such a hoard oT as hie lawyers saved much labor and expense to the pirties, and must neecssirily shorten the litigation in tho case, and save much expense to the State and county. The cise was managed on the part of the plaintiffs by Mi-ssrs. Peek nnd Colby, Dillingham and Vail ; and on the pirt of tho ddendants by Messrs. Olive. oT 1'roy, N. Y . Phcljsof Burlington, und Merrill uni Wil laid. I he case was argued with much ability hy Messrs Colby and Dillingham for plnintiff, and Olive und P.iclps for defendants. Tho plaintiffs taxable costs against defendants wo understand will amount to over $1000. Patriot. From the Green Mountain Freeman. I The Heroes of Hcnnington. Mrt. Kditor : 1 write to inform vou and your raiders, that the last of the "Heroes of 1 Bennington" is not yet gone. 1 learn from the papers that dipt. Simoon Hicks, who died on the -Mth of January nt I Sunderland, was supposed to be the last of tho Americans who were in the Kittle of Hen I nington. Joshua Remington, Esq., now liv- ing with I. is grandson Philemon ltemington, I Esq , in Huntington. Vt , was in that memo , rable engagement. The hatile was fought, I I believe, on tho 10th ot August, an 1 Mr- Item, j ingtuti was 17 years old on thu fijurth day of acptemocr following, consequently, lie was i 04 vears old on the 4th of September, 18J4. of Septenibe u'aueu irom i-ummirigton, Alas-., nt tho re- quest of the Committee of safety of Vermont. Uui ing the engagement, which, it will bo re ' collected, wus considerably in tho woods, n i British soldier stepped from behind .i tree, I fired and returned immediately to his hiding place. Tho bill, after passing through a small portion of a dry tree, struck Reining. I tun upon the side iiut tho force of the ball I wns so far spent in passing through the wood, , that the American soldier escaped unhurt i Keniingtun, expecting a second shot, leveled , his piece, to !. prepared for his antagonist, I who soun npr.iring beside bis treo, received I the shot of our soldier in his brc.i-t, fell, und I doubtless, made one of the 1101 found dead on i the Sb Id of battle. I u ..t.. .1 i. ... ... -uiiuKji. au i.-L-.jiicuiiy cons, cu 11110 .119 regular army, and under Gea. Gates at tho battlu of Stillwater. Yours, .te., Jon.N AVottK. Hi'nti.sgiox, March 3, 153. A Vt. Belli..-We take the following from t'le letter of a correspondent of tho Wilmington (Del.) Stall- Journal, giving an extended no tice of a Ball nt N illard's, in Washington, a week or two since . While I was looking upon nnl admiring the rich urray of beauty enjoying the merry dance, I hoard the nquiry frequently made, uhtre u the belle of Ms Ituse ' I knew in deed who she was, fur I w-as present somo weeks ago when that appellation was given her, und justly given too, fur such sho reail is. Why don't sho cotim At last, nt a late bourEbe entered tho hall, "grace teas in her step, and majrsty in her person ;" her dress was plain, but rich, witha pure whito japon ic.! in her hair Sho wus the observed of all observers. This young lady has tho most beautiful eyes I havo ever seen. I cunnotdc scribe them I can merely give you an idea uf them they seem to bo continually throw, ingoff scintillations, and whenever you get sight of them your own would seem to bo blinded by a bright spark from tier's. This lady is Miss 0 , of Vermont ; and well may the'lirecn Mountain State exclaim, who can show u brighttr jewel ! Decidedly Personal. In tho election ser mon, preached by ltcv Dr. Lathrop, at tie opening of tlio Massachusetts Legislature, he discussed "The . lationshtp of Christianity to Cicil Government. ' One would imagino thut when ho uttered tho following scnteneo, the cushions must have suffered u little by a general restlessness : "And vcrilv, religion and politics do seem, now-a-days, to lio ns thoroughly divorced as ine must unprincipieu uuu pruuiaic vuum f .1 I ...I.... .1.,., , - . nC Uf., i.,itn. merci ii, industrial, professional, social and domestic, men demand uf each other, integ rity, honesty, pur'uy, high piinciples, and a fair, unsullied name ; nnd tney put beyond tho pale of their confidence and their social sympathies, every ono who shows himself to lie destitute of these qualities. But in pol. itical liTe, n man may disregard all these nobis attributes of character, retract or deny to. day the words ho uttered yesterday, trampl now upon principles aud objects for which ho was once ready to bo a hero and n martyr ; und instead of a bar to his success, the chan cos aro that it will bo a recommendation to popular favor, nnd secure hira offices and honors, which consistency that is not like tho chameleon, and integrity that cannot imitate the fox, could never gtin." E-Col. Bestox's Loss, Tho 'Washington Globe, speaking of the fire which destroyeel Col. Benton's house, says ; "We asked Col. Benton if his house was insured, and ho replied as follows : 'No, it ll'sirO. Ill UlllCl .n. .... v. wuu. . . . i i ... .1 . .... was not insured ; dui i euro notning aooui that ; insurance could not have saved all that I considered valuable the ted on which my j wjfo diod( on wl)ich , tl?ep. hcr dothes, I which were tn a trunk; sitting as suo m , . , thfl BrtIl.icswn,cii s he prized most, around j(tho ,a8t tujngs i 6aw nt uight, and tho grst tm, morning and tho papers in tho aj:0'njn2 r00ln many of which cannot bo i J CI jji what , shnU m08t fcc,moto than I . jo will be tho loss cf tho memorials of I "v ...... . u. i ,.:n ,i ;i mV Wile, WHOSO UUUT, eiiu awi. . t bfl fir8t car(J tQ remove t0 s't, Lou,, wfeen Teatei from Congress, to be buried in , he laeo tn wliich j hftJ conecteu til0 rcmalns 0r my dead my mother, children, grand. , Miien ,uterit0 uke tho placo by their d , , ,u9anll i baj marked out for our. , 1 ,e"'

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