Erie observer. (Erie, Pa.) 1830-1853, May 06, 1848, Image 1

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    VOLUME ,18.
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Mourner, bending o'er the total,
Where' thy heart's dear treasure lies,
— Dark and dreary is thy gloom,
Iktep and burdened are thy sighs:
From thy path the light, %hose rays
Cheered and guided thee, is gone,
And the future's desert waste
Thou must sadly tread alone.
. 0 " 'Neath the drooping willow's shade,
Where the "drooping Cypress grows,
The beloved and lost is laid
In a quiet, calm repose. '
Filen! non• the voice whose tones
Wakened rapture in thy breast—
' Dull the ear—thy anguished groans
Break not on the sleeper's rest.
Grace and loveliness are fled,
Broken Is the "golden lowl,"
Locosi,d the "eih•er chord," v, hose thread
Bound to th' Immortal EMIL
Closed the eyes whose glance no dear
Once love's language fund could speak
And the worm, foul banqueter,
Riots on that matchless cheek.
And the night whole, an they SIN cep
In their bolunn grandeur by,
With a cadence wild and deep,
Mounifiilly their requiem sigh.
And each plant and leaf and Hower
Bowe msponsive to the wail.
Chanted at the midnight hour, 2
fly the epirits of the gal?.
Truly has thy sun gone dots n
In the deepest, darkest gloom,
And the fondest Joys thou'st kilos it
Purled are. within that tomb.
Earth no solace e'er can bring
To thy torn and I Iteding heart—
Time nor art extract the sting
Froht the conquerors poh-oped dart
Rut. amid thy load of %so.
Turn, thou stricken one, 11.tne e) es
Upward, and behold that glow
Spreading brightly o'er the shies:
"1' is the day-star, beaming
In the blue expans. , above; •
look on high, antlbnow that there
Dwells the object of thy lose.
I.lfe's bright harp of thousand ' string..:
Ity the spoilers bond tray rneu,
But the realm wrat hoe titto
Wlth the t ielor not, of !leaven.
Over death trialal 4 lant --I Q I
See thy eheriAted one api.ear:
Mounter, dry thy tern, of
Trust, knot., and meet lie there:
(Graham's Ma
~ ..A.s.skcicli of rAincrirtuf Cifc
Every land has its own "beau ideal" of worn'
.own ladies have been bepraised in certain good
with which everybody the least read in polite Ii
perfectly acquainted. Who has not heard of
bearing, the beauty and doeicq:c virtue te't'it.
England? Of the sprightline , s, grace and f a ,.. (
the ladies of France? I low have the light I
Spain, the melting eye of Italy been said and nu
to this flourist's feast of cations, may not the plain old far
mer, of Nexi• England, come, spadeln hand, and Ming the
flower of li i iTown land? Let the English lady bo ent hi on -
4 , d as the lily,—the Fre,nch, the_ever bright and caning
tulip,—the [Spanish and Italian. the fill mo-s ro-e: the
richest and 'rnost voluptuous of !lowers. The Yankee ti irl
it the rose laurel, whose blo, , nin- no garden flower ever
excelled in rosy delicacy and gricefidness of form, but
whose root asks neither garden-bed nor gardner'N ear" , but
will takelor itself strong hold where there is a handlullol
earth in the deft of a rock, whose polished leaf shakes
green and cheerful ol:cr,te snows of the keenest winter.
In her you shall find the/ union of ivonumly delicacy and
refinement with manly enoza and decision, womanly in
gennityand versatility in contrivance, with manly prumtu- ,
;114.4 and efficiency in executicm.
Vanle some Indies found their-chtinis to interest on a
delicate ignorance and inability as to all the practical parts
-of life, the only fear of the New Ettglaoul girl is that there
should be northing that waptau ever &r!, which she can
mit do, and has: not done a little boltt.-=r than ever it was
odone before. Born of frugal parents. who, with any other
habits would be poor, she learns earls to make en ergy
and ingenuity to supply the place of wealth. Born in
a lotto where all are equal,- no princess eould surpass
her in the feeling of self-respect. Born where tho nniver
. sal impulse of all is to rise, there is nothing indite way of
knowledge and accomplishment, which sift- does not hope
some day to acquire; and even witheut any advantages of
'culture, womanly tact, quickness of mind, and lady-like
.self-possession, - add.the charm of grace to her beauty.—
Noll if you wish to find this lady of our fancy you must not
loafer her in our cities, where all the young ladles speak
French, play on the piano, and are taught to be as much
like one another as their bonnets. wish to investi
• gate the flowers of a country, t on do not look for them un
oder the shade of a damask curtains, itt indows of
alrawing rooms, but seek them, as they giow free and in-.
dividual at the roots of old mossy trees, and in the chofts of
overhanging ledges of rocks, or forming : eye-lashes to the,
thousand bright eyes of merry brooks. So if you would
see this Yankee girl as she is, take a flight with us, up—
.tip---not to the skies, but to the north of New llampshire.
Alight with us now in this cosy little Wook, whbre doe retir
ing mountains have left space for cultivation, and hard
hands have been found to improve it. There; on the
•rerit breasted turf,-have been dropped some dozenor so
of dwellings, a meeting horse, and a school house, all in
arm- nondescript and unutterable styles of architectuo e.—
There in that village which never was aroused by the rat
dlo and tramp of the mail coach, whose only road has a
green ribbond of turf in the middle, with a little turfy line
on each side, you will ioerhaps find what I speak of. How
mill and said:oath-like seems the place to day—does any
live hero? There is nobodY to be seen in the streets
—nothing Miring but the leaves of the dense heavy suga.l
'maples, that shade the old brown houses, and the blue flies
r..„ \ 4 . md humble bees which are buzzing about, with great pro
tension to business, in the clover fields. But stay! there ,
•are signs of life; else why the rows of shinning milk pans,
—and hark: by the loud drawl front the open windows of
yonder achooldiouse, you preceivo there is a rising gener
•ntion in t h e land. Coino with us, where a large, mother
ly, old-falibioned house. seems to have set down to cool
itself on that velvet slope of turf, while the broad masses
of the maples and the superb arches of the elms, form an
array of foliage about it, truly regal That house is the
palace royal of one of the sovereign-people of Islewpainl,-
shire, to wit, Jonathan Parsons. Jonathan is a great man,
and rich in the land, a wise num, and a man of valor
moreover. lie is great, politically, fur he keeps the post
office. lie is rich too, for be L the undisputed possessor
.of all that he wants. lie is wise, for hue knows u little
.more than anybody about and as to his valor, it is
.sulf-evident from the Latina ho has been promoted with
` ll 'l'ualicil!;!, rapidity to be Captaiii, Colonel, and finally
tiyneral Parsons. Accordingly he is commonly recog
nised by his martial title , "the General." Ile is a hale,
upwriOit, cheerful man of fifty or thereabouts, with a
bkiil rusld.y face, and u voice as chi et nil and nuging us it
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ileigh•bell. He turns his hand tot ore kinds of business
than any ono iie flue Nillagc, and, what is uncommon, •
thrives in all. He keeps the post office, and therewith al
so a small assortment of groceries, thread tape, darning
needles, tin pans, and axe-heads, and the wanel miscella
neous stock of a country store. Hellas a thriving farm,
—possesses legal knowledge enough to draw aids and
contracts, and conduct all the simple law businesS of his
neighborhood, and besides this, ho attends, in a general
way, not only to the government of the United States, but
of all the countries in the World; for Jonathan takes a
weekly newspaper from Boston, and makes up his mind
once a week as to all the matters and things- of the world
around, and his convictions, doubts and:opinions on thesi
points, are.auly expotaided to his townsmen, while - ho is
weighing out sugar or tea, or delivering letters in the
course of the week. It is a pity that the President of the
United States or the crowned heads of Europe never sent
to Jonathan fur his opinion,—for they would always find
it snugly made up and ready for instant delivery. We
have only to say in addition, that besides the patriarchal
wealth of flocks and herds, Jonathan had a patriarchal
complement of sons-and daughters, among whonuvo shall
only mention the eldest, whom we introduce by the over
verdant name of Mary. The Village had called her moth
er a beauty before her, and Mary has borne that name ov
er since she shook the golden curls of careless childhood.
Yet it is not the, impression of mere physical beauty that
she produces upon you: there is both intelligence and en
ergy in the deep violet of her eye, and decision as well as
sweetness in the outline of her beatniful mouth. Her
form, naturally slender, is developed bye onstant and
healthful exercise, and displays in every motion the elas
tic grace of her own mountain sweetbrier. And, more
than all this, there' is a certain cool, easy, air, a freedom
and nobility of mrunrr, a good taste in speaking and act
ing, that give to ller,lhogli untaught in the wars of the
world, that charm beyond beauty, which is woman's . most
graceful gift. For this imtitective sense of what Yeally is
due to one's self and others—this perception of dines,
places and proprieties, which forms the highest attraction
of the lady, though it may be wrought out by labarions
drilling, and the tutelage of etiquette, is often the free gift
of nature, poured on the fair head of some one who has
m ver trod a carpet, steit ft piano, or takeii one step in the
I - •
labyrinth of arnticial life.
Mary's amount of accomplishments, sp "called, was
small—including not a word of French, and no more mu
sic than was comprised in the of natural voices,
taught in the common evening ringing school of the vil
lage. But as a daughter and sister and -houseWitc, her
accomplishments were innumerable. Enter the cool, quiet
lqiase, not a room of which boasts a carptit, but whose
snowy floors need no such concealment. The chief of all
that is done in the house, in providing, making, mending,
cleaning'and k keeping in order, is by the single hands df
Mary and her mother. We know this may lead the mindS
of some of our readers to very prosaic particulars. \Vo
have heard a deal of heroines playing on the harp and so
forth, but tele% ever heard of a luroine walhing onironing?
The mont that has ever been nceolnplished in these re
sp% cts, was by the lovely Charlotte of Goethe, whom he in
troduces to us cutting bread and butter for her little broth
els and sinters. We can assure all our fair renders who
are inclined to he fastidims on the point, however, that
had they lived , tinder the roof of Jonathan Parsons, they
could sea% cely have been scandalized by any disagreeable
particulars. E . 'vern at the wash-bench, our heroine, in her
neat. dome fitting calico. never looked so little like a lady
as some ones we have seen in curl papers and merit
ing gowns, before they were made up for company; and
moreover, inuelt that seems so laborious would he over
with and out of sight, long before the'y are in the habit of
having- their eyeS kpen in the morning,. Many, days they
would tind our herniae in possession of leisure to draw,
read, write, sew or work muslin, quite equal to their own.
They would ace that by ingenuity and that quick observa
tion in which pretty women are seldom, lacking, she could
fashion her attire so as tint to be far from the rules of
good usage; and hat, though her knowledge from books
Was limited, her %%hid was active and full of thought, 'and
and us ready Al at the entrance of knots ledge, as a
diamond itt t r entrance of light.
You are not to suppose that a lady of such acomplish
inhnt;, natural and acqu'red, a lady of rank and station,
moreover, passed to her seventeenth year unwooed. So
far fromit,there was scarcely a personable article in the
way of a beau, who had not first or last turned a hand in
Chit, matter. There were two'dilapidated old bachelors,
one disconsolate Uidower„ - little a dozemichoOlmasters, ono
doctor and one lawyer, already numbered among the kill
ed and wounded, and still Miss Mary carried her head
with that civil, modest "what-do-I-care-for-you" air,
that indicated that her heart remained entirely untonched
—and'aii the n ouder was, whom should she marry.
It came to pass, one bright summer afternoon, that as
two young gentlemen, strangers in the village, wore riding
by the house of Jonathan Parsons, "the sudden -explo
sion of a gun caused the horse of one .of their to start,
and throw his rider, who falling against a post in in the
front of the door, was very seriously injured. Tho con
sequence of all this was, that the two very good looking
gent amen wore detained at the house for some two or
thrc • weeks. They were from Canada, and had come
down into Hew Hampshire on a shooting and exploring
expedition. The younger of them was the young Earl
of Ileresford, and the gentleman with him, a Mr. Vin
cent, his - 'traveling companion, to n hem happened the
unlucky accident. Ile was so seriously hurt as to be con
fined entirely to his bed, and my young lord being thus
suddenly thrown out of linsine,t, and into a dismally calm,
roomy, clean, uninteresting old house, with no amuse
ment but to tend a sick friend, and no reading but Scott's
Family Paper and Ike Almanac, thought himself in very
deplorable circumstanetss, until he caughta glimpse of the
elegant form and face of Mary, which suddenly roused
him from his apathy. Now when one :s treading, carpeted ,
floors, lounging on damask sofas, and smelling cologne
water, a pretty girl is very much a matter of course, un
less her beauty be of a peculiarly ram and striking char
acter. But where there ate no curtains, no pictures, no
carpets, antk nothing more luxurious than a very high
hacked, perfiendiettlar rocking ehitir, a - pretty girl becomes
an angel forthwith, and such was the case at present.—
The young earl really thought, all things considered, that'
he would do our fair young Yankee the honor to institute
aflirtation with her—so at 1e0.:4 said his Manner; When
he made his first advanct,s. Ile was repulsed, however,
with a cool and determined indiarence, which seemed
to him- quite unaccountable. We- could have told the
young gentleman the reason. It was not that Mary had
not a womtm's love of admiration, when honestly and
sincerely offered, but there was something in the gallan
try of Bercsford altogether too taking-for-granted and
condescending. She could perceive from his traveling
eqnipments, his generol air and hianner, that he had
alighted among them front quite another.orb of society
than any of which she had over conceived;and there was
a something indefinite even in his polltenesS, - that told hor
he looked down both on her and her Varela:4'as beings of a
vastly inferior order—and the thought ron: ; ed all Om wo
man's pride within her. No princess of the blood could
have been more stately, self-possessed and politely deter
mined to keep one at a distance, titan our village beauty.
The Eartof Beresford was a mere man of fa ion, with
no mon; than a barely'comfortable degree of reflection and,
feelitig. Entirely incapable of estimating.the real worth
of Mary's character, and valuing her merely by the rules
of conventional life, he was still struck by the quiet deter
mination of her manner, into something like -respect.—
i , - .
Our gentleman, how.
tamed to have ltis,owt
persons, the thing ho
a sovereign value. H
tieulrly on his Emcees,
ed to field his laurels it
sequdnily, the more A
advanced,—the less sh
tentiOns, the more obs.
my yOung lord grows.
magnanimous expedie
and Molting love in !r.
afttir walking up and d
ing his collar and bets
that is getting ready to
"Well, Beresford, o
"Vincent - I have co
"I should think you
ing, "We have been
• "Nay, but without j
"Well, without joki
"I have determined
i•For the two hundr
•Vincent, do ho serif
"Serious! have I no
I came head first into t
er, Will, proceed to p
than no news."
"Well, then, Vince
lovelyllittlo hostess of ti
"NOt old Mrs. PA .
laughing, "there wouli
Ber i esford grew an, I
laugh,! was at last oblit t
"Now Vincent," hi
your ‘iit and your wis
terable- 1 you know, o [ ,
!•Psbaw!" said Yin'
"Now; Beresford, is n
aro here, in a stupid
Must yi;ti set yourself t
less country
"Ashamed: too bad
tell you that I am goin
"Anil do I not knon
plied Vincent,—"did
of honorable principle;
vow of marrying?"
'•nut Vineent—"
"But, Beresford,"
know well enough, t
wear ordy till you get
then comes the old st
- -
neeess i t i v must provei
girl Wi; has been the
speeehes, is fo'rgottet
this as well as I do."
"Butl Vincent, yet
"So you have told
you have been in the
be adviikd, and r let tl
the abiatrdity of the tl
have picked up, like,.
body knows - when or
to that," r
Quebec'and put her i
Sho he.:
moot( sB, now—and t
mance as to her pares
only terms on a hielt
"And you Ittrve gai
rents, to this wise NO
"Her consent?" gn i '
consent, though I has
"And pray how do
"how do I know!
pleal t tbe cause ofli
creme to the elite of
even• (14y,—,.she mus
'6.1Q1" replied Vi
sure, but frOut the sob,
seem to l characterise
you will not succeed
"That's past prayit
may judge from certa .
and Ilie44.ord turned
of/tho room, with a y
Hiticonfident expo
fact thatlour heroine,
ancesbip and natural
much More approach
past, a More marked
Mary luid become a
more thOn usually ex,
eye was restless, and
ner, entirely di&rent
exhibited. The truth
ed by certain little po'
but, as Boresford hue
himself i n very mini-'
cause of her altered
Accordingly, at the
ry's mother and sister
donly upon her, as s
curtained by green vi
by a series of complin
cd, comfortable way,
inexperienced and
seems to say. "I un
ago you to admiratio
scions of her own ina
practised and ready
"Mr. Beresford,"
"I preset e that all t
011 will not waste it
vation to appreciate L.
, Beresford protest° that_he was entirely and Toutly
serionsk in every w rd. 1
"I am very sorry r'it, if you are," said Mary s' niling.
Beredford proceed d to reveal his real name a' d title,
and to make an offer n regular form.
With some surpris , but with great simplicitym d deci
sion, Our heroine dec hied his proposal.
Beresford pleaded le advantage - of stationto llini to of
fer, his own disinterestedness, and so forth.
"Indeed, Mr. Bert si4d," replied Mary, "I do net know
enough-about these things to feel in the least hotibred or
tempted-by them. It may, very possibly, seem to_yon that
you do lido a great honor by this proposal, but I lave no
such feeling. You are accustomed ta such different kind
of society, such a different manner of estimatingi things,
from any thing I have ever known, that I cannot vkry . well
understand your feelings. If I ever marry, it will be-one
who can fully appreciate the tdrection I give, for lits own
sake, and not ono who will always look upon mo as a sort
of ornamental appendage to his station, mud SO, forth." ' •
"Some Yankee piper, or tinker, perhaps," roptiedßcr
Word, angrily. 1 .
"Very possible,"; replied Mary, calmly, "and yet he
may bo More truly noble, than the only Earl I eves' had the
honor of knowing,"—cold our heroine l e ft the Toon)._
"Handsomely dote, Mat:" haid the earl, walking up
!ver, had been thoroughly accus
way, and as is usual with such
°aid not attain assumed in his eyes
moreover, piqued himself par
: with women, and was not dispos
ian obscure country village. Con
my receded, the more eagerly ho
seemed disposed to value his at
. --
. qmons they became, till at length
excited, that ho determined on the
lit of declaring his name and rank
I . gular form, rather than lose the
ieresford to his friend, ono evening
/Wil the room several times, adjust
hing up his_whiskers, like a man
say something.
nit with it," said Vincent. °
no to a very serious determination
I Might have," said Vincent, laugh
in serious circumstances lately," •
'ng, then."
to be married."
d and fortieth time," roped Vin
boon dolefully serious, over siuco
lis philosophic retc6at?—llowev
rticulars, for any news is better.
.t, I am determined to 1
'ens, I presume," said
I be little eclat in an elope
but as Vincent 'still con
l ed to join, though with a
o resumed "you may sp n
dom, for my determination
course, I mean the lovely
eat, growing serious in hi:
ot this just like you? I Bee' ,
`lace, and in want of am
, ruin the peace of an ho
too had,—Pm ashaMed o 1
what - do you meat? D
to marry her?" I
you will do no such thin'
-ott ever see a handsome
, n you have not had a si.
Interrupted Vincent, "do
at all your vows and prom:
o Quebvc—and after. the
I rv.—tmavoidablo alteration
t, and so forth,—and so t
dupo of your good kioks i
Now, Beresford, you ki
do not understand the case.'
le regularly in every ilirtati!
onntry. Come, now Will;
is alfair tilone. Besides, 1
!ing, introducing a wife whj
partridge, on a . ..._,oting to
partridge, •
ivhere.", 1
piled notesford. "I can tak e
Ito a convent, to acquire
an nir and manner wortk.
ten ono cluitnalte up someklo ro
tage—at all events, marria
_. is the
he can be gained, so marrt her I
led her consent, and that of er
id lloresfortl,—"of course, Oho will
lo not yet opened the subje h with
ou know that?" -
I vliv I shall tell her who I a I I
dally, you see,—and with
his regionotuch offers do no
nee this, of course."
cent"l have seen little of he
jety of mind and good sen.'
iho . family_l have some hop;
g for. I fear," said Beresfon', "if I
n little indications, and so f
his heel and whistled himi.elf out
,cry contented and assured appear-
Unions had arisen simply from tho
rom the joint influouc if acquaint
good humor, had gro en, of late,
tile; besides which, fo u l
hang° of manner had
sejif, occasionally mel t
itable—her color was
En few days
neholv and
f Yi .
ar ng, her
rnor of man
ever before
.11y engross
of her own;
o formed for
ry, as to the
there was a nervous tr
from anything she hat
was, that she was wh
ilexitics and sorrows
v nothing of the kind, 1
1 and satisfactory the,
I close bf a still afternoon, when ;
were absent, Beresford stole *no
lo was sitting by an open wiMlow
nes. He commenced his enterprise
watery remarks, in just that assmn
that islnexpressiblyvexatio+ to an
:ensitivo woman—a mannet that
erstand all about you, and can man
t."‘ Mary felt annoyed, y t coat
fifty to meet, on his own grot ud, the
Itar. of the world, who addres ed her.
Ole said at length, after some Hence,
is is very fine in its way, but I beg
mon realy have itot th i e culti-
MAY, 6,
and - down
hay excel
gry with ht
aho had c 4
troubled hi
his mind li
than threifil
Me room-4"pon m
Med the thing Lotto
ter, for, after.alf, it v
insented,"—and th
Mnself five minute
o pass off the whop
weeks from this
captivating little
love with
And yet
have eaugl
stood ben t
with ono f i
this time of
mcwilling l 4
of passion?
• on the' evening cii
;ht glimpses of the i
eatth . :the old vine at
tither. Wetting to f
tine might perhaps_
ear, while a manly
mate 'feeling are pour
I go, Mary, brighte
in and face, such a a
Le that dared hope
• o you think that II
nothing?" said Ma
ut there is so long
ila be done singlo-b
)ceed—not a soul-
"1 mu
such a to
mend in o I
to oiror-1
ours for
. "Yes In
so. muck tl
I shall au)
know whi'
xeorgo, you 'know
i t I say is worth mo
11 I do—indeed I &I
long ago, my life,
sure I am an angel
love li very word I
ime, you will com
ilvarts, an& everybo i
}a nds."
in despni
"To be'
of you, be
from this 1
I , arn - this
shaking h
ent with
Tory!" 'said tho yo
after his face chant
II •Ali .
ful cloud
gain seemed to set
with an expressio
'' 'imod to
cry poor
and apok
never he
ro sooli
"Mar: I fear I have done
my unce4ainties—to make y
dependent on my doubtful 5111
I ought n4t,leuvo you bound
during t 4 se future years, yet
rinunelliate offer of heart and
I and ybil tt
ro both
is unal-
I use you
h est, urt
-3 ou."
d I not
link that if it were
i r take him, of coi
~mber it . Oh, ?co
ouding, when you
ten years hence, a
give then—why
at was said aftl tl
.yy, to explain ttio 411
"I am
will rem
ways den
me five o
the kind
But wl
6 `IN celui'
in our at
C 323
, There dwelt in the yilkige,
ing widow, whose husband
ing suddenly killed by a fall
treasure I hen a Email house
vlgorous l a shoot of boyhood
flourishhi g by an old, decayi
a manly, daring resolute M)
with a:ruction and protectin
a While 11 1 3 hood in-the garde!
helped hi various matters i
propriety fiat causna him to
neighbor mood. But when th
be put to somaefFectiye way
ens wise hdviscrs of his moth
for with deal of general ail
voir not
'hes will
. ie,.t ball
e poor
lid fair
Low all
Or Once
link of 1
1n von
,I ‘ l, of n.
,elective ,flinitY for anything
qhcra t iwas a go"ottnatured'
ly to teach him the myste'rie.
looked neon it as a provident
persnall to essay upon the
"rhea nathan Parsons h i
man, thought he knew what
fered to tithe him on his far ,
him; aud, so George wielded
very crghtide young farmer
a while h i e declared off from t
ed in the eyes of many to be
very incl. nchollv class of iu
in cetera n phrase, .'don'.seil
I n, and
I 11 dor
; occur
But tl a :gossips of the
Iten, l forte ore u-as that which
all. Ho had hi his being tl
other, w ich leads one to fee
, to be
s that
George had corn
made fo
of books history, travels, WI
tvaketted in his- mind a burni
thing in t i lie World-B°month
so ho determined he would L
'sighing and wondering there
ann.wha ltalking and amaze
thies. Jonathan Parsonsga
and, fathorly lecture, from th •
the subje l ct of tempting Pro
topics, et forcing his remarks
of Jack impion, a poor non
reported o have loft his wits
in as a lost forciblo Must
Gorge h d but one friend to
oppositio t, and that was our
IMary, le had become acq
liitay at h .r father's, and she
his plan , and encouraged 1
cottfiden , tittdotibting enthtt
til the ev l
r ingluterview wo
ons for tho future,
ject to ho nunttiono
it down for a clear
aryl and of smell
not a c isttl,
wont so,
part of 111
Wo w
mado by
the ragy
in. . .
r n i o i t Wi ll i
p o t ftl t t b e e l
rod Latin Gramm
lihearth -41w Euclid 1
g night, while ho'
rig farmer. Suffic
ho had now conga i
• to fit him for coil 1
tock of money. - VI i
s 'hex and the nCelf
dieu to Nary, and ;
tion tif all his eurnii 1
termination never
my ho appointed for
oars from this tune, e
three-and-twenty, bt
d accomplished; for
4vantages of culture
to attain. George r
admitted lawyer, wi
tensive businesi in
ho village altered th
nother la hed and
In her so ~I:Land said
l' tali oit in him, tli
lered how they had p man. : Asj.
ilth ii,
him in extra sty t
any time, and even
ensures of Congre i
Jr.yet made up his
rgo and Miss Ali
yes in the little front
gay a. wedding as e
erriment; nail thou I
George Evarts bog ,
I . cading Young man
of tho lo
a small
a podlar
her a po
with ad
tho dcst
man of
cated an
for her .1
of mans
a newly
body in
His old
did see
ho a rot
800 him
or two
had not
Mr. Ge
time as
with tn
y word, a duchess could not
I was a fool for being an
°old have boen awkward if
e Earl, who never in his life
about any thing, made up
as a good joke; and in less
me, he was desperately in
era dancer at Quebec.
, f that very day, you might
bite dress of Mary, as she
I ..ur, in the garden,. alone
e 'oft told tale again, But
ee that she listens with no
. and clasps hors, and words
'd forth.
:t, dearest, loveliest,—with
Ed, what Night you not de•
for you, and I have nothing
lount a heart and soul like
[ n mice ainty before me—
nded, d not - a soul thinks
I, of evenl r my owu' mother."
Ido," said Mary, nand you
e than all put together."
I •r I should have given up
ny angel."
" said - Mary, "and so I beg
y—that six or seven yeare
back here the great Mr.
• y will beMaking bows and
- i
ag man, `smiling—and it
led; an anxious and thought
! o upon it—he took her hand
sorrow, such as she had
ou wrong. to involve you in
fir happiness in any respect
cess in'a long hard struggle.
to ino by any promise. If,
see ono who makes you an
I mini— worthy of you—
ot for inn—" •
•e," said Mari'. - "Well; I
I go, this is just like you—al
hope most. Conic back to
id if you have any advice of
'll think of it.'"
I is isro will only pause a little
who and what" of the last
a poor, pato sickly, despond - -
, ad been ,a carpenter, but be
had left to his wife no other
Ind garden rindas bright and
is ever grew up, fair and
g stock. Little George was
-, with a heart running over
zeal for his mother, and for
, drove the cow, milked and
-doom, with an energy and
o held up as a Pattern in the
1 , days drew on that ho should
.f making a living, the vari-
I r began to shake their hands,
ility he seemed tolave no
in particular.,
!shoemaker, Who otFerod
of the craft, and his mother
'al opening, and George was
apstone; but it would not do.
dng a neighborly advb;ing
was best for the l boy, and of
n and make something of
!lie spade, hoe and axe, and a
Ihe promised to be; hut after
Ids also. In short, ho seem
n danger of falling into that
!alters of clover people, wh.
1m to stick to anything."
ine° were for lone& mista-.
Geaorgo did stick to, after
at instinctive something or
after and find what ho is
across various odd volumes
graphy,—and these had a
ig desire to do or be some
g, ho scarce !Mew what, and
o to college. And what a
was : from his old mother;
nent among the vilago wor
o the young man a faithful
top of a codfish barral, on
ldence, and other kindred
I by alluding to the example
1 lescript, who was gtmerally
n {ho attempt to study Ltd
t ion of his argument. Poor ;
encourage him amid all this
warm-hearted and trusting
painted with her during his
c ,
ha entered warmly . into all
hi scheme with all a girl's
ias 1. They had never, un-'
related, settled any definite
for both 'knew that it was
I to Jonathan Parsons,' who
indication of lunacy on the
ing worse upon thitt .of the
ar long (aorta that had
ate of his last interview—of
studied by firelight at his
poured over during the hours
was tending saw-mill for a!
it to say,that alone and oa
red the preparatory studies
.go, and had earned besides,
is, his little all, he laid out in
ssary outfit for it, and after
remising his mother to send
Ls, he loft bisThativoivillage
ito return, till ho had fufilled
iimself. , ,
d Mary wit; a beautiful wo
t not only beautiful, but edu
or aivn °darts had leocurod
superior to what iris the lot
turned to his native village,
h the offer of it partnership in
Boston. Of courqe, every
, it minds about him directly.
lmost blushed whOn fcmtpli
.itsomehowGeorge always
id his neighbors, ono and all,
i ophosied that George would
Jonathan pargons, ho shook
le, invited him to drop in and
'squired his opinion as to. one
, about which he professed ho
int]: nod Mary—ah, %6a;_
~, had A deal of busingss by
room, from which coma hi
veg made an old house ring
'my took a house in Boston,
1 to make a figure in the pa
the political world, which
made Jonathan Parsons a Moro zealous reader of them
than over; for, as he often took il,eation to remark, "ho
felt, thathe had some hand in forming that young man's
Many years after this, the Earl of Beresferd and our
heroine again mot at a court drawing room in his, own
land, aud to her, as the Wife of the American Minister,
his lordship was formally -presented. Ho was now a
regular minced mad, somewhatgenty, and exceedingly
fastidious in the matter of -women, as his long experience
on these subjects had entitled him to' Ha was struck,
however, with the noble simplicity orMary's manners,
and with a beauty which, though altered in style, timb
had done little to efface; nor did ho know, till the evening
was over, thatte he had been in close attendance on the
little village beauty of New Hampshire, and the wife of a
Yankee Pedlar.
Obitorial, Ncuio Jtcmp,
From our Tri-Ircekty of illondcli,
We have the pleatiure i t to-day. of laying,' before the
public the fistnambararthe "Erie Tri-ltreckly Obser
ver," and the occasion seems appropriate to offer a few
words to those upon whose patronage we shall 'rely to sus
tain us in our enterprise. , _
Erie is no longer the "sleepy borough," of fortner
years, the bye-word and reproach of the lakes, She is
rapidly taking her positiou among the most enterprising
and growing cities in the country. Her Commerce and
IManufactures are keeping• pace with the growth and
wants of the emintry = while now avenues of trade and
Sources of wealth aro daily developing themselves. - No
place along the whole chain of Lakes has Maintained so
steady and solid a growth, for the - past feW years, as
this. Her increase of population: and busine;s has not
been produced by speculation or fictitions'eaoseS. Build
ings by hundreds, chiefly dwellings. have beat erected,
but unlike those of '36 and 37, they have found occu
pants; and now we doubt whether there is one without a
tenant.-- And while our city is' thus prosperous, our
county and those adjacent, can boast of as large an in
crease of population and wealth many in the State.
Under these circumstances, and with the facilities of
fered by the ;Magnetic Telegraph fur the early reception
of news, we have deemed, that the business community
demanded and would sustain a tri-weekly, if not a daily,
paper devoted to their interest and that of the place and
adjoining country. The first - number of a paper of this
character is now before the public. Will it be st4ined?
This problem we arc determined to solve. We MVO: em
barked in the enterprise after duo reflection, and we very
much mistake the business men of this c:ty, if we ar cal
lowed to fail. •
In these days of Telegraph and Steam, it is of the ut
most importance to business men to receive the earliest
advices in regard to markets, especially those of our East
ern cities. All such information has it direct bearing
upon their own operations—in fact no man can do Inbusi
ness unless ho is put hi posses ion of such atliices. It
will be the aim of the Tri- Weekly Obscrrcr to famish
such information, so far as it can be obtained by Tele
graph and otherwise. Self-interest, therefore, would
seem to dictate to our business, uteri to sustain us in our
enterprise, not only with their subscriptions, but that moi.t
important of all newspaper slipport—ADvnArtsisg: 7 —
Towns are judged, in a measure by their newspapers.=
If May exhibit a large advertising patronage, it is taken
'abroad as good evidence that the town is in a ProsperouS
condition, and others are induced to seek in it for a location
—thus enhancing the price of real estate and croating
Market for all kinds of goods, manufactures and produce.
With tliese brief remarks we launch our bank upon the
waters of public favor, determined to hitched, and with
the full belief that there is it such word as FAIL:
Penick toff of Tilt: Crakcard Democrat,
in remarking upim the many conflicting statements in
regaid to jhe passage of the law abolishing Militiatrain
ings, sayti: "We know not whether the bill has become
a law. Aboht the fourth of July next the pamphlet Lave
will arrive here, t/ben we expect to know all about the
matter. If n laSv existed requiring the publication of all
laws of general interest in "each county of the State, iat
tnediatcly after their passage, the people, would be
made an/initiated at an early day with their provisiond
and govern themselves accordingly. Leftbe people take
this subject in hand, and let the press eeltOltiir feelings,
until n law of th;v kind is seevred.• ' Such an ono now ex
ists in the State of New York and iv deservedly popular
with the people." We reload to the suggestion,
Er A band of vocalists cal l ed the "/KoLtAss," have
Lon drawing crowded lionses Buffalo for a week past.
"'they are residents of, Buffalo, and contemplate making a
tour west., Perhaps they will give us a call.
II r The Buffalo Herald s ecs it is understood that the ar
rangements far a Steatnboat A4oiation on the Lakes, arc
nearly completed. It is probalde they will be perfected
Sore• to hear 't
fpP 0 no of our exchanges sags, since Gen. Wool took
command of Gen. Taylor's art y, all the guertillas-hnve
been dispersed—not one is to b seen. The ft 1 elitig that
at present exists in that part of 11Iexico is very .teautifully
oxpresse'd in the words of 'one the Alead , s to 'en. Wool.
"Others," said he, "have cinuMered our purse is, but you
have conquered our heartk."
EUThe Darnocrats in Predrickstown, M
convention on the 15th, declared Gen. CA534
choice for the Presidency; "ands approved Mr.
tiro policy.
the ‘24th says, the - Schooner Eagle has been
noar Sheboygan. She is a pery,t wreck, an
posed that all on board have Perished. 'Pi I
Princeton. which canto down to-day, took off
supposed to be Jacob Lawson.
tle of a new paper, the tirst number of which i I
ble, just commenced at Allegheny City. 'l'
is Whig in politics, and deals out its blows m
mocmcy in true Federal style. Wo trust the
will add more dollars to their pockets, than
their principle's.
in - 71m German Revolutionary Committ
York, have purchased a thousand stand of arm
by emigrant volunteers wbo have been enrollt
lions, and will shortly leaVe this finAntry for the
war in their native land. - •
Taw: TO 'ME LavrrEß.,,---The'benintrestles of
who have suffered in common with that class
operatives, from the pitiful wages to wide!)
been compelled to submit, pitssed the followin.
at a recent meeting in,that city:
Reanzred, That modern Charity eitryitt.t a littat heat
sighted—kcealy tierceptive of atisttryailtr till; but ut
ecru It taw hong,'
BJ'The Cleveland Herald (whig) says Cl:
gin to carry Ohio Clay sayti ho is told ho c
'knows beet?
IP" . l3p44lteltyhas tyvo dpiky papersrs l and 'l'col
sur:ily)Nhoy arc supported, trio (ktiOt lea.
a "tri- - tio,4lkly. , ' I
D" T h e President Inui re-noininated Col
Piollot to the Senate, for the 0460 of Pap
Army. -
It has become very fashionable of late, among a certain
class of Editors, NV lien they can find nothing else whereon
to employ their pens. to launch their anathemas %Tait@
the politicalparticsof the country, accusing them of blind
adherence to the behests br their leadO'N, and a slavish
bowing of the knee to every measure broached. These
Editors profess a groat deal of indopendenco--patriotism
—wisdom—and, in short, claim for 11mm : selves, all the
cEidinel virtnes said to be' possessed and practiced alone,
by saints. In private life, however, every one of them
will be :aunties bittern partizan as any political Editor in
the country. Their nee t spapor profession on this sub.;
ject,• then, is all gammon—sheer hypocraey—intended
catch the support of the uninitiated, and in too many cases
to subserve the cause of atm° of these parties they so zeal:
• -1
ouslv condemn.
A paper before us—the Buffalo Morning lierahl=of the
character described above, under the head of, "Reedit:
aces," says it "hopes creJong to see a revolutiort-,-.bloodt•
less indeed but effective," "to free us from the chains!
and fetters of a tyranny almost as bindinvas any expert:
°need iii the old" world; ,"the tyrannical chains of party,”
After malting this assertion, which no man in his souse
Senses will pretend contains as 'much truth as a grain of
mustard seed, the writer gravely goes on to say that '!our
whole country, with its boasted institutions of freedom; !al
becoming corrupted by this seririlessubmission MAW man
dates of party." A well turned and prettily - Oxpressed
sentence, truly—but is it true? We shall not say that it is
not, but we question whether its author can giyo pis any
evidence that it is. Moreover, we doubt whether there is
One M a thousand of the people, who in fact cotunitute dip'
parties of the country, ana who, of elf others, should know I
whethec'their "servile submission to the mandates qf par: I
ty" is working such incalculable evils M the coqutry, will I
ficknowledge his statements correct in fact, or probable in I
action. We agree with him, however, in one particular,
and even go beyond; for we say that `A:very ntm who isj a I
patriot," or who is not—"who loves his country whh, thp
pm e devotion which a patriot should feel," or who sees in
her institutions, political and social, J.o, qrauny almost as
binding as any experienced in the old" oinutry, ':should
know why he adheres lo such and such principles; should
be thoroughly convide% that thoSe priaciples'rire the ones
most applicable to the good of the whole country, and
should be able to give his reasons why he helps 19 sgsMin
and promulgate Them, and then by his suffrage and his,int
Ilia-ace, should support that cudidate for political prefer:
ment whose princiPlcli , most k early ,harmenire with his
own. Let this be done, and" we shall hays few, very few,
neutral preachers, for they will find no hearers,
• It is idle to inveigh against political parties in a govern:
meat like OLIN. They are as necessary to its purity, in fact
to its 'exintenee, as light to the world, or the descending
1 rains and deys, to the growth of vewtatiem- • I
riTo the kind ;me:
are uuteln•d for the fb
Tele:row?? amt furniri
ii.)ll WI OW n1111j1•ct
We clip the above from the Meadrille Jour
i ttal., .11t is
but one out of many similar notices we have receive 4
since the extension of the Telegraph to this city, and
show.; how dm effortS to keep up with the spirit of the
age in furnishing late news, is appreciated abroad. Giro
us support enough to sustain our prestnit "enterprise, and
we pledge ourselves to redotibled exertions in behalf of
the public in this particular: Meadville has already fur,.
nished us with a fair lot of- subscribers-,-tot, how'ev'er a
quarter what She can, and what wo trust she' will do
Every business man should take t tho TrOyeekly,becaasu
he will find in it tho latest market reports. Politicians ;of
all parties should furnish themselves with rt.copy,-_-Jho
Democrats, because it Will .ho adVancing the great co,tise
Of popular rights for which they are contending! thq
Whigs and Abolitionists, because they shoultrbe well ina
formed of the deligns and principles of our party, and
thereby he enabled to counteract with more certaintytim
influonce we might otkerwise exert:, ° '1
r-fititd We ti
something to say
launch our bark
qf Mn
grateful odors, wt
that sort of snif£ j
light to'do up in 11
of help—disappw
wink at 4ese, writ
to the end of the
one that would be
could be so )with`
ItuNots Fon
lion of Illinois ha
Convention, and
President. The!
Pam:Ross OF 1
has introduced a
silver coin worth I I
as another step d
days juveniles of
dy, but now nothf l
do them. Dr. N .
efaotors of our ra
[D'The OzuccgoUilditi'm in noticing C, M. Clay's
letter tolleUryClay o quote Cassius' assertion that "Hen
ry Clay canineveir be Presidetit of these United States,"
and'adds "We think ft;w will ilitfer with him in that opin
ion." What does the Palle l uhum mean? It is well known
that the division in the rank - sic& the Democracy in New
York, which the Paltadiurit is weekly adding fuel to. is
boastingly held lilt) as evidoime, by Mr. Clay and his
friends, of the certainty of hisi election this fall. If Henry
Clay is elected, i will be bFtlio vote of New York, when
the Palladinnica t falicitatO itself upon the fact that it con.
trilmted to prove !assius Uliar. We wish the Palladitim
joY in its commit V.
trylatul, in
their tint
Polk's en-
it paper of
1 it is sup
le Propellor
no body—
Gen. Worth, a ft
pfebs is of tho hi ,
her is fully equal
' on our ta
lon tho De-
trs 'he fruit 011613 Revolittion,alratul)
gin tosshow itsel in France by rapid increase of
newspapers. In Paris; u l in - only has the circulation of all;
the old establish y d journtils onormonsly increased;.thatof
La Presse alone !laving rien from 36,000 to nearly 80,000. 1
lint a swarm of smaller joitraals have come into existence:,
A sort of, penny race of newspapers, distributed blchooviss i j
ems in all quarters of Pari?,. and usually sold for ono soup
the profits being two-lifdy of a son, has begun.
These are distribuld in all dm public promenades bi
thousands, free fronnhel control of any police, on thq
public watts the venders !Tread them out on the trottoirs;
stick them on the lknds their hats, and hang them round
titer persons, and by way of provoking- the 'appetite of
pu Itasca: they szaneti Me, shoat out their leading lines of
remarkable news, just enough to tantalize the buyer and
extraet the sou. 111 (it : hit:llly, too, since the ion hand Of,
governmental espionage Ints.lteetumumfed„ new journals.
h ave sprung into existence. This is but :a natural con
sequenee 7 for newspapers are the lehritintate 0,11
culverts to
-o of New
to be used
id in Nitta!-
: theatre of
• Ilaitlmpro
f deservinti
the) hnve
, mid is far
y can't ho-1
IL" lite , Type upon which this paper is printed,ll front.
the , ot 1,16- 'tf N. I. l p r As, Buffalo.
1 I
1 , 1 - ----ti
'lt/ ' te CroulmiliDenturiwt, $lOll.- 0., now rost - pffico.
has he it estaldMied in Bloomfield tp., on pus State road,
called Rieevilln, abd B, B. ennimings, t sq., appointe, i d i
l'o , t Vl.t...ttr. - • • -
letio; one—,
t ti) supper!
Victor E.
~ter in the
:Ilion or the Editors or the Erie Observer stip
,llowina Forehrn News, received by them by
lied It- in an Extra, tinder date of l die, Avg
four hours in advance of ally ct:ier ininrup.;
le for sentitnentalistn we 'night ha'o
in regard to the auspicious dui 4 , 1,
upon tittl troubled sea of popular favOr,
i , the Moth of returning flowers, of
It the
sturshine, delicious breezes, and all
'Melt pott i ts and mon-struck youths de
finder Thvnte—but we haven't. Short
nted in I.onie our calculations—had to '
o edito4l, run on: errands, and so ou
hapter of Editorial annoyTyes. Any •
Isentimel l u al under such circtimstances
thotisonti Comanches at hisheals. , [
Democratic State Conven
appointed delegates to the BaMinor°
nstructed them for Gen. Lewis Cass fop
UNB stock is evidently on the kise4
1 E AGF ' •-•SCIIIrltOr Niles. of Connecticut.
1 •
1 ill abolishing cents, and S l ubstituting a,
gnarter dime. 'rids may he recorded
) e
1 this ago of progr ss. In our boyish
I ro content with a ent stick of &I:w
-ig shorrof twa,, r an .a.halfers will .itill
l es is entitled to a 'Axe among gip lien
for May contains n portrait of•
ato, and a fancy sketch. The
rof excellence, anp the num.
its predecessors. •
l ilno . n pl
!hest uril 1
0 an) ofl
1, , A %.‘,, t