Erie observer. (Erie, Pa.) 1830-1853, March 18, 1848, Image 1

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Attorneyand Counsellor utluw,Pruirie du Chien,
11', 'l'. practices in the counties of Crawford,
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(10013-PTE,pru d world'. I'm going home—
Thou are isittly friend, and,l'm not thine,
Long through by weary crouds Iroam;
A riser-or s k o he ocean brine,
Long Ito been trnoictljike the: driven foam;
but now, proud world! I'm going home.
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Good-Lyn to Flattery's fawning face;
To Graudnaur with his wise grimace;
To upbt.irtWealtleb averted eye;
To supple iffier, low and high;
To crowded halls, to court and Weal;
To frozen atiartil and 'tabling feet;
To those who go, and those who come—
Good bye, proud world! I'm going borne
I am' going to my own he arth•stone,
Ito-owned in you green lolls alone—
A semet pooh In a pl••ovintdom.l,
Whose groves the Indic fairies planned;
!Where niches green -the lavelong day,
Echo the blackbird's ,roundelay,
And I,ufg ar feet Ii re never trod
A spot that as sacred to thought and God.
Oh, wheu I am sure in my silvan home,
I tread on the pride of Greece and Rome:
And when I am stretched beneath the pines,
Where the CV1:11111g star of, holy shines,
I laugh at the lure awl th' pride of man,
At the sophist school; fool the learned clan;
For whet are they till in their high cone it,
Wheu man 111 the hush with God may need
The prettiest girl that attended our sing
ing -meetings was Jane Gordon, the unly
daughter of a .Scotclfman who had latell,l
bought a farm in the neighborhood. She wars;
a fair and gentle damsel, soft-spoken, ~andt
down -looking, but not without a stout
of her own, such as, they do say, your very
soft-spoken people are npt to have. Indeed,
we may argue that to he able at all times to
command one's voice down to a given level,
requires a pretty strong good will, and more
self-possession than impetuous people can
•Itave - : and it is well,known that blusterers are
easier governed than anybody else. Jane
Gordon had light hair, too, which hasty ob
serters are apt to consider a Sign of a mild
and complying temper; but our dear Jane,
though a good girl, end a dutiful daughter,
had had a good deal of trouble with old Adam
and given her sober parents a good deal too.
So that, by and by, when it was whispered
that Jane Gordon wits certainly in love with
Mr. Fasole, and that Mr. Fasole was at least
very attenti..e to, Jane Gordon, the old people
felt a good dbai troubled. They were pru
dent, however; and only watched and waited.
though quite determined that an itinerant
singing-master:bliould not carry oft' their
treasure, t 4 be a mere foot-ball of Fortune,
and have
nor home, nor Int,
'Nor fire, nor cattle-light .
APd at every singing-meeting the intimacy
between Mr. Fasole and his fair pupil became
more and more apparent, and the faces of the
unappropriated damsels longer and longer.—
The district schoolmaster, that winter, was a
frightful old man, wtili a facel like a death's
head, set off by a pair of hugd round-eyed,
spectacles, suite was out of the question, even
if he had not had a wife and family to share
his . sixteen dollars a month. The store-keep
er, Squire Ifoope'r's partner, had inthru4ntly
gone aft° the next town for a., wife, hilt a
few weeks before and a young lawyer iwho
talked of settling, among us as soon as there
was anything to do—the had an eye ou the set
ting-back of the trill -pond, w:e suspect)--did
nothing but smoke cigars and play checkers
on the store-counter, and tell stories '_of the
great doings at the place he had been haun
ting before he eathe among us. So the drnrth
of heaox was stringent, there farmer-boys be
ing generally too sly to make anything of,
until they hate bought land and stock, when
they beginlto look around, with ti business
eye, for soluebody to make butter and cheese.
Mr, Fasole, with', his knowing air, and a plen
tifi'il !dock of modest assurance, reigns;d par
amount, "the cynosure of neighbolitrg eyes,"
lie lieut. a wide gwiali," the young men said,
and it may b 3 supposed they owed him no
good will. •
How matters can remain for any length of,
time in such an explosive state without an
eruption, let philosophers tell. Twice a week
for a whole, long, Western winter, - , did the
singing-school meet regularly at the • school
house, and practice the tunes which were to
be sung on Sunday; and every Sundays' did
one or two break-downs attest that improve
ment in music could not have been the sole
object of such persevering industry.
times a bold bass would be found finishing
off, fora bar or two, in happy unconscious
ness that its harmonious coppers bad ceased
to vibrate. Then again, owing to the failure
through- timidity or obliviousness, of some
Blain stty, the whole volume of sound would
quilver away, trembling into silence or worse,
while the minister would shut his eyes,' with
a look of meek endurance, and wait until Mr.
Fasole, frowning, and putting on something
of the air with tN itich we jerk up the head of
a stumbling horse, could get his unbroken
team in order again. Jane Gordon was not
very bright at singing, perhaps because she
I was suffering under that _sort of fascination
I Which is apt to make people stupid; 41 she
was often the 'broken twilit and foot ,out of
! -joint''i at whose door these unlucky accidents
Iwere laid by the choir. Fasole always took
Iher part, however, and told the accuser to
"look at home,' or hinted ut some by-gene
blunder of the whole class, or declared that
I Miss Jane evidently had ,a bad cold—not the
first time that a bad cold has served as an
apology for singing out of tune.
.-- - The period for a spr4pg quarterly .
of one of the loading denominations now
drew nigh, and a great tattering was expect
ed. }Ministers from far and near, and a nu
merous baptism in the pond, were looked for,
Preparations of all kind.lwere seton foot, and
among the rest, music Othe "OceaSion."—
t°The choice of "set N. pieca" and anthems;and
new tunes; gave quite a new 'directiOn and
BY 31118. M. KIRKLAND.
spur to the musical interest; but Mr. Fasole
and Jane Gordon were not forgotten. There
was time lo watch them, and sing too. Thro'
the whole winter the singing master, though
his way lay in quite an opposite direction,
had thought proper, to See Miss Gordon home,
except when it was very cold or storm}, when
he modestly withdrew, with an air which said
'he did not wish his attentions to 6eem, partic
ular. It had beonte quite a trick with the
young men to listen by the road-side, in order
to Vecertain whether he did not pop tl e ques
tion somewhere between the s9hoolho i se and
Mr. Gordon's; but the' conclusion wa s, that
eitherjle. was too discreet to do it, or too cun
ning to let it be heard, for nothing could ever
be distin g uished but the most ordinaky talk.
Nothiug could be more obvious, liwever, -
than that, whatever were Mr. Fasole' inten
tent ions, poor Jane was very touch in earnest.
She lost all her interest in the village circle,
and, toe honest and sincere: for'concealment,
only found her spirits when the fascinating
1 school-master appeared. He had the mg-
1 netizer's power over the whole being of his
The parents obser
greatest uneasiness,
her on the improdenc
vain. :They reminded
anything about the si
he very probably had tit least one wife, else
where, although it was past the art of man to
betiay him into any such acknowledgement of
such incumbrance; but. Jane was 'deaf to all
caution, and evidently only waited for the
tury of music to make up his mind to ask, be
fore she should courtesy and say yes.
The 'quarterly irreetingcomeoMand Squire
Ileoper's big burn was tilled to dvertlowing.
A long platform had been erected for the min
isters, and rough seats in abundance fur the
congregation; but every beani bin, "coin of
vantage" wa hung with human life, in some
shape of nth r. uch t a gathering had not
been see in a long while. In front was pla
ced Mr. resole, with Jane Gordon on his left
hantland his forces ranged its due order on
each hand. White was his bosom,-(outside,)
and fiery i\ed his hair apd face, as he wrought
vehemently in beating time, while he sent out
volumes, not to say w hole editions, or sound.
One could not, but conclude that every emo
tion of his -soul must find utterance in the
course of the morning's lrrformance, if Jane
Gordowonly listened aright, which V..he seem
ed very well disposed to do. But the conclu
ding hymn was to be the crowning effort.—
Iyabodnded in fugures—those favorites of
country choirs, and had also several solos,
whieh Mr. Fast& had assigned todJane Gor
dun, in spite of the angry inuetidoes of othr
dieptetendetes., had drilled her most pers -
vercinglyVtind, though itch wtthout t;bmb mis
givings, had succeeded in perspading himself
as well as his pupil, that she would gpt thin'
these "tight places" very well with a little
help from him.
When, the whole immense assembly rose to
listen while the choir performeethis "set
piece," it was with a sound like the tiushing ,
of many waters, and poorJane,nothwithstan-1
ding the whispered assurante of the master,'
began to feel her courage oozing out, as wo
man's•courage is apt _to do just whets kjp
most wanted. She got through her poridoil
of the harmony with tolerable credit; but
when it came to the first solo, it was as if one
did-take her by the throat, and the sounds died
away upon her lips. Dread silence ensued,
but in a moment, from the other side of the
barn, seemingly 'from a far distant loft, a fe
male voice, clear, distinct, and well
. trtiined,
took up the, recreant strain, and carried it
through triumphantly. Then the chorus rose
and, encouraged by the opportune aid, per
formed their part tie admiration—so well; in
deed, and with so much enthusiasm, that
they did not at first miss the leading of Mr.
When the next solo's turn came, they had
time to look mind; and while the distant voice
once more sent its clear - tones meandering
Hamong the rafters and thro gh the mows and
out of the wide doors, all th class turned to
look at the master., There he stood—agape
=astareL—Pale—spiritless---astonished—pet -
rifled; his jaws fallen, his nose pinched in,
his eyes sunken and hollow;and fixed in wild
gaze on the dim distance whence issued the
putout sound, while poor Jane's fascinated op
tics gazed nowhere but on him. But before
note could be taken of their condition, the
chorus must once more join in the last tri
umphant burst, for the new auxiliary had in
spired them like's heavenly visitant, and they
could not attend to sublunary things. They
finished in a . perfect blaze of glory, the un
known voice sounding far alMve all others,
and carrying its part as independently as Mr.
Fasole himself could have done.
"What is the matter with the singing-ems
ter?" "llas he got a flint "Is he dying'!"
was whispered through the crowd as soon as
the meeting was disinissed. '"Bring water
—whiskey—a lan—oh goodness! what is to
he done?"
'.. "Let me come to him," said a, powerful
voice just at handv and, as the crowd opened,
a tall, Masculine woman, of no 'very prepos
sessing exterior; made her way to the fainting
(t.fedediali!" she exclaimed, giving a stout
lift to the drooping head; “Jededialil don't
you known your own Polly Ann?" ,
It waslgrs.Fa'soke—ti veryprotnising schcki
ar whom the unhappy teacherhad'inarried at
the scene of former labors, somewhere in the
ihteriur of Illinois, hoping to find her a true
['elf:l . -Meek in - the profession al line. But,
covering to his cosithat,she understood only
ono kind of haimOny, and that net-of the des
cription mast valuable in privite,:he had run
alyiyfrom 2 : big biOthers, and
heped,:iti the deep seelOsion 'of stilt newer re=
eon; to,eleripe lierfor, ever,luid iiesefur that
popular "peison, an agreeatile'bicifel
Whether he was tenni villain enough to have
intended to marry pool& Jane tee, we eunnot
SATURDAY, 11.R(4-1 .18; !8/18.
know, but we will cheerfully: hope not;
though we are not sure that wantonly to trifle
with an innocent girl's affections for the grat
ification of his vanity, was many shades loss
culpable. The world. judges differently, we
know, since it makes one. offence punishable
by law, while the other , in considered, in cer
tain circles, rather a gem)" joke thad bther
wise. But the singing -master and his Tear
ful spouse disappeared, and those who hat;
not joined the class exulted; I while, as far as
public demonstration went; we could not see
but the singing at meeting, fell back to 'very
nearly the old mark, under the auspl l ces of
old deacon Ingalls,- who has for many years
been troubled with . a polypus in his nUso,
Jane Gordon a Much more sensible girl
than she was two years ago,. and looks with
noclittle complacency ,upon , .locob Still, a
neighbor's son, who boasts that he can turn a
furrow much better than he can 'a
Union Nagyzine.
The report of Major Coo e, who i)asSed
over from. the Rio Grande to ,CalifOrnia, with
a wagon train forming part' of Gen. Kearney's
expedition, describes route practicable in all
parts, and likely to . become one of great im
portance hereafter.; The report of . Major
Cooke relates to the rente explored by him af
ter he-parted from Gen. Kearney, who, reach,
ed California by a more northern coorso. The
point of . deviation was-in the valley of theltio
Grande. Major Cooke says:—
It the
but i❑
id that
f'lmmediately below the point of dev
—on the Riu Grande—the'country hoed
the river became sensibly flatter and les
ken. I left the river when in view of a
marked on the common maps as 'San D
and the distant view toward 'EI l'asso'
the country to be unbroken and compai
ly level. -From the high valley of the
I ascended to the table-fund of Mexico,
almost insensible slope over Smodth prai'
For 150 miles on this smouthlevel table
which is studded witkisolated bills or,
tains—l journeyed without any difficulty„
ing over but three hills—in two cases I I
in . the third I believe unntccessurily.
unexpectedly and suddenNyrived at a
break oft to a lower level of country, ti
scent to which . was over broken and
mountains for 5 miles. I found ho%
that I had at that moment fallen into f
wagon trail, which led, I was told, 11'4,
nos. 1 was able to get my wagons thr
following a stream all the way, and asce
in the 15 Miles possibly a thousand f
This was the head of the lluaqui river,
empties into the California Gulf. I we
that this was called the pass of Guadalul
I then passed an unbroken country ab
mites, wnen roll dYVu Om Pan 'Pedro
which empties into the Gila. I decend
without difficulty of ground about 80
In turning off, there is an aScent to II
level country of perhaps above an hu
feet but it could be made very gradual.
then about 48 miles -to Fe usun, tot
about 500 inhabitants with'a - fort and
son. Thia distance is over much s
ground, maintaining the same general
/Pen Son is in a rich and well cultivated v
I Where there is also a denie forest of Mr
timber. From Feuson it is some 75 In:
the Gila; , it is a level plain, generally of
where my wagons and footmen—water
very scarce—passed at the rate of abc
miles a day.
"On the map which I made, and'wl
in your bureau, k marked a route cons'
bly to the north of Guadalupe pass,
some of my guides believed wont(' avoit
broken descent, and be found to be'near
el throughout, to the San Pedro at the
where I turned off front that beautiful
river. The most sensible and experie
those men, Derough, who lives in Taos
Mexico,—and who had trapped on th.
and passed, in a different direction, ov,
country, was decidedly of this'opinior
his knowledge on the other hand, was
dient to forbid the attempt to explore it,
situation, on account of scarcity of We
"The 'Rio Grande bottoms, for a Ii
miles above, and at the point where I
are well timbered; there , is none .On the
land, save Upon the small mountains
are every where to be seen; this is cedl
pine, but of small growth; rock i every
to be had; secondary rocks of almost
kind. But by this wonderfully, level to,
continentimay be passed with scarcely
of granite, As faros Feuson the gams
is abundant;- it will fatten cattle •whilst w inter; and the route from Feuso
es through u 'country obotuuling in excel
ly rich gold mines. , I
"This route connecting' California a d
Pacific with the Vallsy of thel2;io Grande
,the Gulf, constitutes the third of the gr
routes by which the mountains are passed
The first runs along the Valley'of the Cott
bi'a, and crossing the mountains at the Ne
Pass, communicates with the head water
the Missouri and its branches, thus cow)!
ing Oregon with the great Valley of the
sissippi. The second route is by Fremoit's
Pass, from which point connection may be
had with Oregon on the North, awl with iali
fonds on the South,and thence Eastwar4 by
the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. - ''his
will probably be the Great Central Route, 'W ith
its two-fold termination on the Pacific, one
branch communicating with the Mouth o le
Columbia, the other wih the Hay of San Fro&
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The third route is the one described above
by Major Cooke; it is the Southmost -route,
and will comm u nicate with the harbour of
San Diego on the loticitiic. .ofall' the routes
it is the shortest by far—taking New Orleans
as the commercial point from which to clom
pute distances. if, the Rio , Grande could be
made navigable for iteetnhaats asitigh on as
:&I Passe, the .land transit across to-the Gulf
of Ca/ire/pia; would be-very short indeed, Com-,
paratively speaking. • • 'lt is not to be suppesed,
however, that this can be done, The.reed la,
therefore Inbe regarded. as antifraud:re 'te.
The storniy, March h come at hut,
:With wind and cloud and changing i skies;
hear the Rushing' of thq blast
That through the snowy Talley flies,
11, passing/ow - are they who speak.
Wild, Stormy Matadi: in praise of thee:
Yet. though thy tt tufts are loud and bleak,
Thou art a welt.omo mouth to me,
For thoulo northern Nude aguln
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The glud and glorious mull doet La IT;
t , tiol thou hest-J.4 . 11ml thn'gentio tral ,
And rdear'st the gentle name of Sp' nz,
And in thy reign of blast and storm,,
Sinila, in any ailing, bright sunny
When the changed winds are soft snit a irm.
And, neuven !nab on - the blue of 31 sy,
ry lien slug glom' the gushing rills,
And the full springs from frost set ,free,
rebut brightly limping down the hill
Are just set out to meet the ...ea.
The year's &Timing beauty hides
Of wintry storms the sullen Wiest,'
put in thy sternest frown abides
A look of kindly proniise yet.
Thou Wiriest the hopo of those calin,st.ies,
And that soft limo of sunny showers.
When the wide bloom on earth thatlioe
poems of a blighter troth, than ours.
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, 7
lhe Skipper's Jack-at-a-Pinch.
[Flom the Homo Journal.
.This is a fact and no poetic fable."--/Synia,
AysOur t%%0 o'clock of the afternoon of the
day of May, 1807, four persons n•ere
sembled in the parlor of a house on the stage-:'
road, ten or i fifteen miles below Tarrytown.—
A gentleman of middle age, the master of the
house,' with his wife and a beautiful daughter,
were in collupty with an individual of a. dig-,
nified air and singularly handsome counte
nance, about thirty years of age, who, with
his valise izi hand, anil his cloak on his arm,
appeared accoutred for traveling.
"I ,'1 m truly sorry, Judge," said the host.
that we cannot detain yod longer."
"We cer ainly expected you to remain lanother1 an
other eight with us," said the wife. •
"At least; said the daughter, with an en
gnging smile, you will wait until the stage
passes to-morrow Incour ,
i ering
1. bro-
I point
i lego,
iy an
1 and-
"Ii is difficult, my kind friends," replied
the stranger, "to resist in4itations so pres
singly offered; and," said he, turning 'to the
daughter, "if any thing could induce me to
forego my resolution', my dear young lady, it
would be your solicitation; bal . have
I i
long itbsentl from home. The .circuit has
een prolon g edog far beyond my ex - peetations;
and ihdisp4nsable engagements hurry me
away -If I recollect right," continued he,
tltrnit g to the host, "there is a fishing hut
.. on the riveriaide, somewhere opposite us; and
titer° was Once a pa th ' witch tod 'd...:... tho
Mountain to the spot: be good enough, to put
me intlie way toitind it, and I will make for
the station."
"kits pas
back,l' said
tiownli'n the
n the wood
path; la nd, tl
1 After many friendly greetings on all sides,
the strang e made his bow and departed. The
path was f und; and, trudging onward, he
soon emerg d from the ravine above the bench,
where a gr up of fishermen were awaiting
the proper irate of tide, to resume their la
bors:'- A 'couple of skiffs were drawn up .on
the Shore, mar which the congregation was
"W hose
n old
:sable only on foot, or on .horse
,the host, "or I would take you{,
carriage: but there is au opening
, just yonder, vt hich leads to the
lot once gained, you cannot go
' g goit
Iles to
ut 30
ich it.
• ley-
skiffs are these?" asked the new
want to be put on hoard one of
:ls in sight.'' , »
las a light wind blow l ing from' the
and the white sails of, the HI/ 1
seen far shine and beliite,---sui l i jff
- ! ,
.site and sot far distant.. ,l'
e," responded a fisherman, "is
e can't t spare time to put you tin
t will soon be time fur a haul. The
I fi gs to thol person now coining up."
finger inquired, as the other came
b, whether he_ would accommodate
passage on board. .cir,
comer. '
those vess
: little
i ced of
There tt
craft were
nearly opp
I Gila,
1r that
"This o!
mine; but
board, for
other do
The str
him with
t you have the skiff" he answered;
obliged to go up the road. --Here,
re a couple of idlers, who will un
low you off, .and bring back the
“I can
"but I am
j gestion was adopted.; the wherry
Ired, and:the oarsmen engaged for
.The Bug'
i was than ,
the ivoyag
gr, ss
• di 1g-
e men were getting the boat ii
r, a woman maile her appearance,
a linsey-woolsey gown—not of
!eriture, or of the newest fashion,
I rthe'cleanest, withal. The face
,proper or
,'dressed i
the tnest
and nono . 1
of this per
'mould, wi
operator 1 . .
'her as II s
the pietur
ri 'vinegar
that she h
to shove o
' , You tt
yon, Jake
son was cast in trurkantippian
h eyes so horribly riske.ty, that an
.r strabismus would • have zoveted
bject for his skill; and, to ofOWII
I , the visage of the lady was of such
aspeet; as to warrant- the belief
d fed on crab-apples for a fortnight,
ng the men, who werenearly ready
, she accosted theca thus:
going.ofito them sloops, are tet
don't care if I go along."
rs,. Nor!" said the oarsman.—
twOOlards' , to that bargain,-
' pointing. the stran g er, who
down,, "has hired:the, skiff;
"I d0 , ,1 1
There Hit
'That man
Was cow is 1
'if he doe'
de,' you, w 1
but made
like your ugly mug,bauer than I
aTkei . a passage, this time."
an,Seowled iµ a"tearful' manner,
reply. .
goipt,". stiid-'she 'addressing the
tabcrarifof. them i•essets, 1 'want
•rk; and i 0111).46 'on. board with
s ainotri
toga to Y 1
• at •
you,ju! •
«4tep -447
Ao;'_inadarn," 8414, Oa It:is:Ter).
had but' three meets—mtwe:for the
is the kern sheetS;iiiii sufficient
,. ~ ,
isi[pAwe.perseils Wryes., Th
stranger with , his valise on his knee, took one
side, and the Woman with her bundle on her
lap, the other; and off shot the wherry into
the stream, toward the nearest vessel .
. The
stranger waved a pocket handkerchief as a
signal; and the skipper, puttilig his helm
down, and hauling aft his main sheet, bore up
for the skiff. But as soon us they got near
enough for a fair scrutiny, he exclaimed:
4 f i jp helm, 'Joe! Square away! Them's no
customers for me!"
w ;: o `fir iu i d oi r l e y b ,
ii l ire h d ot l ig i h rs t . so N !" ox std m t r lLe o E ar r s e t b n l t a: s r:
'she might have been bettor named—as
cast a midnight glance at the offender, A
second vessel was tried with no better effect
third with like succes:. at length a Tar;
rytowner answered the signal, and took them
on board.
By this time it was near sundown; and as
they got upon the deck. the skipper addressed
the stranger thus:
"I don't know how I'm to, accommodate
you and your woman with berths audbedding:
and I'm 'afrad you won't faro very ‘ well far
supper, for my etolt got on a spride :tithore,
and v r v , e Vvkn. uh 0
liged to loava ' him.' ,wei.t.
e',the mate and ,! Mio ) , C all handa I now-,
0;01 'cook, Uli fail ething or other." ( i
The . stranger had walked aft, and the wo
man was sitting near the hatchway, when
the captain addressed her in an undertone,
which yet was heard on the quarter-deck:
"That'ere's . your manil take it?" said he
painting over his shiudder...
'•I1e uint no such thing!" said the woman,
bridling up:l"my :nun ji a rather guess ,sort
of a fellow from him. I only got that ere
chap to put me on hoard," '
The captain now accosted his other pas-
~e nger:
"This aitit yGur woutan, I find?"
0 0, no!" ,' was the reply, .4unly a chance
'•I thought you wei.T queerly yoked, when I
first saw you," said the captain. '•l'm think
ing I shall give
.ttan the old sail, which is the
only thing to sleep on, on beard, and let her
have the soft side of the plank I waf; going
to give ; you ."
"By no means! Give the poor woman the
best enewutiodalons you eau. As fur Me, I
shah do lye!! enough." "
The Wind Was falling, the tide turned,
and the sloop vas Vought to tot anchor—the
jib hauled down and the mainsail left stand
ing, skipper fashion—ft hen the captain and
his adjunct began preparations for refection.
"I say, neum," said the captain, 'Tye a
notion that -you could lend us a lift with this
supper? , ' ;
- -"1 shark do no such a thing," was tbe re
ply. lexpect to pay my passage; and if
you've E r' ~,,y . , coppoe get, you may get, ht
Yourself, '
The captain did not out do the Niblos and
Delttioni l i cos of the time; and his beef-steak,
fried in÷the Lord knoi's what 7 —fell fur short
of those . of old Baker, bf the City Tatern in
Wall-street, in tenderness. Nor wasthehy
son of the first quality, or the sugar the
test; and, nhhough the Judy grumbled, the
stranger took everything Lintih',
When it was time to retire, the lady took '
possession of the best berth, and the'old
while the strapger, I wrapped in his cloak,
turned in, the bile pis-caller that remained.
It was past midnight. w i lion, from a horrid
drenin hr +Ails undergoing the pane forte, el
(so indurate was even the soft side o f
the plank the captain sr oke of,) that function
;try Shook him rudely by the shoulder, .and
att ke him from his slumber. °
~ E.ny Al inter; ain't }..on n doctor?" * '
ft negati6 ‘v l tts returned. 1 (.
'II . to sort y
,fti il,''' 'continued he. 4 11 . ere'.z:
mate hi s 40 the 11%N: f ullest ottinistili-ache
r..inan' had., I tra's in hopes you WA some
in th m' adille- bags ,whie4 might •do
some cod. I Du .s a le if ytiti r can't , help
• r r
:1 i ii
'lle passenger arose: and assuring,
therti was nothing Medicinal in his ;rat-
Italia, went over to ,tho mate, who was
hing,in great agony, - and groaning heivily,
Haw) you gin'.und peppermint on hoard? „
Yes," responded the captain.
, anti it don't help him."
lave you any pearl-ashes, then'!" he in- -
0, yes!" answered OIC Capt4ill; lit always
p that. Witlritarti-aigey, hi a morning,
a capital drink." • I
Well, then," said the stranger, "bring 'it,
get some bat --wat . pr,_ as quick as Sub
The lrettle must have boiled b;; this time,"
I the captain; "foe I put it on some time
is" And going forward to t h e caboose, he
wiled with the r ecessary ingredients ii:ar a
rich. Putting the proper quantity of alk
into a a pint mug, and pouring the water
m it—leaving sufficient 'sky-light' fur the
ision of due measure of right scheirirmi
ling the dose, and qualifying it with
tint—pie stranger administered the
o hls patient, which in a short' time.
Ily relieved Itini; and dose number
f an hour dfterward, hating , been
the sufferer, who was entirely pros
r• pain, fell into .a quiet slumber.
tranger now again turned in; but hod
gotten into a dream, as uneasy es
before the captain was again at his
dre l
Pe '
ttv I
ter," said he, "the tide is now high
d there is a smart breeze getting up,
o get under weigh; and Higgins, here,
ak tO,help. Noiv, just get up,and
thelack.while'l rouse up the' anchor
fiat's a good fellow:"
A al
I he passenger wps not obdurate; and, attar
per alii)licatioe, and the usual "Yu! heave
!at : the windlass, the ring of .the anchor
hove chock-to the hause.ho►es,- the jib
lioiaiekrind the sloop was tearing down
The passenger again resumed his .berth,
where he ranained until the day had bro)ien t
when the captain once more wade his appear- :
"1 say, Mister," said he, "tha wind ,has
chopped about: I want 'a hand to" tend,
ahects.,.-Hie'girs can't.; so, just:beer
hand nod help me, and a few stretches will
bring us up with the (Ida::
Up got the passenger, and took the station
assigned him, performing his - duty with great
alacrity: receiving the orders, ,"haul
"be spry!"—"pul I:a wa y !** 7 - , •another pall and
belay!"—at every tack; end by tiint' , eif - hard
labor on his part, and good steerage on the
Part of i the captain, they got into the slip,
and let run the halyards.-
"Now heave lent n rope!" shouted the cap
tein. "Bear a hand!—bear a hand!—now
haul in!,--littul in!"
Those orders were promptly obeyed; and
the sloop was safe at the dock. While the
ea pta Was rwing, the Sails, the stianffer
went below, nd soon returned in his cloak—
lice iii hand.
captain, 4 he asked, '!what's to
6 4 ) 4 1 " said the skipper; "if there's any
to pay, rin the clap that's got to it.
—so, Mister, just tell us what's the damage,
and rl'll shell out directly rr and thank you,
into the bargain. I never want 'a bkter Jack
at-a-pinch, than you are. Just say how much,
and Lew it is."
4 4).10,1)0h! sail the passenger, "you are
velcometO all j have done; but I must pay
for i my passage. Is this enough?" bantlipg
him a bank-note.
- "Whv, this here," said the captain,looking
at the mite, "is lite times as much as I should
have charged you, if nothing had happenc,d;
but if you : ,. .4y1440 it, I will. and thank you
kindly. And now, Mister, I should' like to
know where you live, and what your trade is,
if it ajnt ftslting too much?"
iI harC been a la!wyer and liye lipreakion4,"
said the stranger, -
• fAVell, one thing more, and I hope you
wont think mg to 9 sa§sy: (10 tell Pie YPP
Tompkins," was the reply,
"Where front -
"No relation to 'S,quire Caleb Topipkins l
up here?" • P'
."Yes . ," s• ; :ks. the .a 11.5W.0 r.
E t‘Not Nery neai, &take if . ," sahl thepaptai.p . .
"OnlF, kis hrother," was the respe,n-se;'•
firother!,,Calep Tompli.l9e' br,otkerF"
said the (.captain, agha't-t. you'pjf7-
-tte Daniel D.?" .
"The cry ,eucne,e said the stranger;
e‘Plienev!" here ,t e,captaitt.gaYe„ap
jept tonal -wthstie; ' e 'ere s a itwt,:y up,avie f .,;•
By all the piper •. the new Gover„no,i l l''
tbey tell cite," said the Governor. --
‘% ,- hat an infernal impudeut .
you will; tliinlc me! Here l'ye been getting
You to physic my mate, .arid set ~eon ,to work
ing my (31d sloop; and I've been ordering you
about, just as if I'd hired you at xight dollars
a niothli; never foirgiye me, I know,
,all Lean dq„ is to ask your 'par
"Nonsense!" said the Gorernor;•"come.
shake ,titncl.s, fur I unist be off," and he held
t3ut his hand.
The calptai n, somewhat limiitaticgly, seized
the Vrciffilred band in both his. and squeezed
it tiu.ite,hard enough fur the comfortrof the
“Well,” saidlie, "I've got nne consolation,
rittyhow I've Always voted for you, whenev
er you have been up; and, !last April, I, and
Mice brothers, gave you a plumper fur Dover
nor; and if any ,one of my kith or kin ever
votes for anybody else, as long as you are go
lug to et nd, call me-a flunky! that's all."
There is no doubt that the skipper kept his
•word, and,voted ever after for "The Farmer's
I Boy.;"4 id there are fewitti ever held such
.pluse cod munition with Daniel D. Tompkins,
that ev r bolted at an "election when was
a mid liter
I have l
seen a-lady_adortieilV.ith costly ap
parel, clothed in silk and velvi , t,, with her
'ornamented by-rings, and her wrists by
jewelled braCelets; and that lady's seamstress,
who wqs entirely dependent tfpOn her daily
earnings, has remained unpaid for months.
I have soon a young 'girl expend dollars
upon a useless trinket, who 4 half an hour
before had refused a shilling to a needy beg-a
, rar.
I hate 4een a mother -cheerfully- lavish
money to phrchase her daughter's expensive
and sup l erltnouS dresses; and t have herd the
same [1 1 )01er grumble that she had to pay
servants such enormous wages. ,
I ha‘i F e heard a wifewhose apartments were
furnished in the most rich and elegant tnanner,
and who spared neither pains nor expense in
procuri l mr fashionable articles, either for her
rooms or her wardrobe, complain bitterly that
her husband took so many newspapers.
I hat'e seen a man spout money profugely
for the l SuPply of his personal wants, whie
at the Fame time he would not give the least
pittance for any charitable objeot, -
-1111. TO Vora OWN BC3INEss.,-Ifet spec.
ttlaters l make their thou-ands irt a year iar a
reind your Own regultii trade, never
turnin4 from it, to the right band nor to rho
left. If you are a merchant, 11 yatt 41 4
laborers a profet-siotial man or 'a' mechanic,
never Ifily lots nor stocks, unless you have
ettrplul moncy . which you Wish to invest.—
Your own business you understand as well
asotber men'f but other people's business yell
do net ,understatid. _Let your business be
Soroe'ivliich is useful to the community,. All
occmpatotts - possess the elements of pro,qA
thenisekes; while mere speculations has nq
such element, -