Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, March 25, 1846, Image 1

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That moment past, he sat down with a cold
shiver ; made a strong effort as if , to command
his reason, and then gave utterance to atorced
.. o Ila ha ! See how I frightened you!" he
said ; and then laughed that cold, unnatural. hol
low laugh-again.
And yet, half an hour from that time, he free
ly confessed the matter of the horrid picture
which he had seen drawn upon that blink,
wainscotted wall, as if by some supernatural
But now, with the wine cup in his hand he
turned from one comrade to another, uttering
1 some forced jest, or looking towards the door-
Yes, while all was gaiety and dance and way, crowded by officers and ladies, he gaily
music in the largest hall of the old mansion, I invited them to share in this remarkable argu
whose hundred lights glanced far over the wa- I went : Which were the most beautiful woman
tern of Champlain—here in this quiet room, I in the world ? 1
with the cool evening breeze blowing in their " As he spoke the hour struck.
faces through the opening windows, here this I Twelve o'clock was there, and with it a font
?arty of British officers had assembled to die-, step, and then a bold Indian form came urging
s . uss the wines and their favorite topic. I thro' the crowd of ladies thronging yonder door-
That topic was—the comparative beauty of l waY•
the women of the world. Silently, his arms folded on his war blanket,
"As for me," said a handsome young En- , a look of calm stoicism on his dusky brow, the
sign, " I will match the voluptuous forms and , Indian advanced aldng the room, and stood at
dark eyes of Italy against the beauties of the the head cif the table; There was no lady with
world." him !
" And I." said a bronzed old veteran, who I Where is the fair girl? She who is to be
had risen to a Colonelcy by his long service the Bridge to-morrow ? Perhaps the Indian
and hard fighting ; ° and I have a pretty lass has left her in the next room. or in one the
of a daughter there in England, whose blue other halls of the old mansion, or perhaps, but
eyes and flaxen hair would shame your tragic ' the thought is a foolish one, she has refused to 1
beauties of Italy into very ugliness. I obey her lovers request and refused to come to
" I have served in India, as you all must ; meet him!
know," said the Major, who sat next to the I There was something awful in the deep si
veteran, " and I confess that I never saw paint- I lance that reigned through the room, as the
Wig or statue, much less living woman, half so 1 solitary Indian stood there, at the head of the
lovelj , as coins of those Hindou maidens, bend- table, eazing silently in the lover's face.
tog down with water - lilies in their hands; bend- - Where es she it " at last gasped the Refu
ing down by the light of torches, over the dark I gee. o She has not refused to come !—Tell
waves of the Ganges.' I me ; has any accident befallen her by the way?
And thus, one after another, Ensign, Cola I know the forest is dark, and the wild path
net, and Major. had given their opinion, until most difficult; tell me: where is the lady for
that young American Refugee yonder. at the whom I sent you into the Rebel lines?"
foot of the table is left to decide the argument. For a tuonient, as the strange honor of that
That American—for I blush to say it—hand- I lover's face was before him, the Indtan was
some young fellow as he is, with a face lull of i silent. Then as his answer seemed trembling
manly beauty, deep blue eyes, ruddy cheeks, 1 on his lips, the ladies in yonder door-way. the
and glossy brown hair, that Amercialkis a Ref- / officers from the ball room, and the party
ogee, and a Captain in the Briush Army. He 1 round the table, formed a group around the
wore the handsome scarlet coat, the glittering, two central figures—that Indian striding at the
epaulette. lace ruffles on his bosona.and around 1 head of the table, his arms folded in his war
his wrist. I blanket—that young officer, half rising from
"Come, Captain, pass the wine this way" his seat, his lips parted, his face ashy. his
! shouted the Ensign ; - pass the wine and de- I clenched hands resting on the dark mahogany
code this great question. Which are the most !of the table.
beautiful: the red cheeks of Merry England. I The India answered first by an action,then
the dark eyes of Italy. or the graceful forms of ' by a word.
Hindoostan ri First the action; Slowly drawing his right
The Captain hesitated for a moment, and hand from his blanket, , he held it in the light.
then tossing off a bumper of old Mader'', l That right hand clutched with blood-stained
somewhat flushed as he was with wine, re- fingers a bleeding scalp. and long and glossy
plied : locks of beautiful dark hair!
- Mould your three models of beauty. your Then came the word: " Young warrior sent
English lass, your Hindoo nymph. into one, the red man for the scalp of the pale-faced
and add to their cbartus a thousand graces of squaw'. Here it is."
color and form and feature, ano 1 would nut, Yes—the rude savage had mistaken his I
compare this perfection of loveliness for a sin- message! Instead of bringing the bride to her I
gle moment. with the wild artless beauty of.— I lover's arms. be had gone on his way. deter- I
an :Imes-flan girl:" tamed to onng the scalp of the victim to the 1
The laugh of the three officers for a moment grasp of her pale face enemy.
drowned the echo of the dance to the next Not even a groan disturbed the deep silence
room. . of that dreadful, moment. Look there ? I
"Compare his American milk-maid with the 1 The lover rises, 'presses that long hair ;so ,
woman of Italy !" black, so glossy, Co beautiful ; to his heart.and
" Or the lass of England!" I then • as though a huge weightfalling on his brain ,
" Or the graceful Hindoo girl !" I
had crushed him, fell with one dead sound on l,
This laughing scorn of the British officers the hard floor. I
stung the handsome Refugee to the quick. He lay there, stiff, and pale, and eold.cleneh- I
- Hark Ae !" he cried, half rising from his ed right hand still clothing the bloody scalp,
seat, with a flushed brow, but a deep and de- , and the Jong dark hair falling in glossy tresses I
liberate voice. "To-morrow,i many a wife ; 1 over the floor! - I
an -Inazrican girl! To-night. at midnight too, i This was his bridal ere !
that Amerman Girl will join the dancers iu the ; Now tell me. my friends, coo who have
next room. You shall see her—you shall heard some silly an d ignorant pretender pitt- t
• judge for yourselves !„—whether the American ! fully complain of the destitution of Legend, I
woman is not the most beautiful in the world!" 1 Poetry, Romarce, whizli characterises our 'Se- I
tioazl Pistory ; tell me did you ever read a ton- I
I There was something in the manner of the i
_di:ion of' England, or France. or Italy. or
young Refugee, more in the nature of his infor
rapain. or any land under the Heaven,, '
that I
mation.that arrested the atention of his brother
might. in point or awful tragedy, compare with '
officers. For a moment they were silent.
I the simple history of Davit; Jovas and JANE
"We've heard something of your marriage,
Nl'Cans. Fo: it is bet a scene from this oar-'
Captain. said the gay Ensign," but we did not I
, ratite, with which you hare all been familiar
think of it ! To-morrow, yon wilt be gone— ' from childhood, that I have given you. i
sentence passed—a married man ! But, tell l
When that bride-groom, flung , there on the ,
me—how well your lady love be brought to
floor, with the bloody scalp . and lung dark i
this house to-night? I thought she resided
tresses in his hand., arose again to the ten ible :
' within the rebel tines?" 1 consciousness of fife, these cords trembled;
•• She doei reside there ! But I have sent ;
from his lips, in a taint and bosky whisper.
' a messenger—i friendly Indian Chief, on I
" Do you remember boss, half an hour sec,
whom I can place the utmost dependence—to I
I stood there, by the table, silent and pale.and i
bring her from her present home, at dead of t
, horror stricken. while you all started try round I
night, through the forest, to this maLsion.— I
me wto.t horrid sight I saw f— 1
;Be is to return by twelve ; it pow ha lf p ast Theo, oh then. I beheld the horrid scene, that I
• eleven !" I home yonder by the Hudson River =mount- i
; " Friendly Indian! echoed the veteran Co- '
'to Heaven in smoke and flames! The red' .
Inset ; rather an old guardian for a pretty
I forms of Indians going to and fro amid flame l
man ! Qotte an original idea of a Ducana, I i
1 and smoke , tomahawk torch to hand! There
i vow !•. I amid dead bodies and smoking embers. I be- I
I " And you will match this lady against all •
, herd her form, my bride, for whom I had sent I
' the world for beauty ?" said the Major.
etrarrrrrt.Stvrtzt.wrs.-=When I look upon i " Yes the messenger, ineelmg. pleading for mete !
if you do not. agree with me. this ,
-te tombs of the great. evert enaction of enve dies hundrederen as the tohawk clashed into er
guineas which I lay upon the table, '
I As the horrid` ma picture again came h e'er his ;
1 1 .., t‘1n me; when I read theepitaphp of the bean - , shall serve a; our mess " for wines for a month i
he sank senseless again, still clutching ,
1 u ' evel7 l icurmderate desire Pee out; whe n '1
to come l But if you d o agr ee ' with 133 e—as ; that terrible memorial—the bloody scalp and ;
~..11e" with the grief of parents upon the tomb - I without doubt yon wilt—then you are te re- i long black hair!
I —I33Y heart melts with nom on ; when place this gold with an hundied i
g u neee °' I That was an awful Beurat..Ers.l' 1
lee maths of parents themselves. I consider , your own." I
1:4 ,: a1 ,,,, te : artnermg for those whoa Ise must i .. Agreed ! It is a wager !" chonmsed the 1 Fatraartc_VLLT ON HIS OraS `IIOOE- . %•.:rbe I
1r.." -- '"""1
. wheal see Kings lYing with those ' Colonel and the two other tamers. 1 Boston Journal tells a story of a seafaring I
r'--- depose d them, when I consider rivals hid 1 And in that moment—while the doorway ) friend of his. Being in a place where rock-
t " ; 14 'Y side . or the holy men that divided the was t h ro nged by fair ladies and gay officers. i pockets abounded. he lined his pockets with '
I vwith their disputes. I reflect with sorsow ! ettmete d f rom the next room by the debate— , fish hooks, ingeniously arranged so as to catch
131°)Illnentog°11,1,e„heLlittle, com petition , f,,,.,3e - 'as that young &lug" stood wit h one band i and hold the baud of any intruder; sad it
7.-3deb,...pnr-,,,,,,•;-...p. teed z. i resting upon the little pile of gold. his ruddy worked to a charm for it caught his own'
r k e terdee sJ dat" °t ee %
... 7 r :": sCi.,lll:•l.l_.'''''''' some ``.... `, face became suddenly pale as a shroud, his'. hand. sad tore all the flesh from his fingers.
: in less than an hour after be had set his trap to
"' err . centuries 411 ' ' elm- t blue eve dilated Until they were encircled by a
Mat great day when we shall all of us be . line a w hite enamel,. he remained standing I catch the rogue. ,
e. Paanesaral.ruke onraPPeartneetageth- i there. as if frozen to stone.
.• Why Captain. what is the matter r cried APPVIS /LSD d'etwria's Tires,—+•• Say.
Titsvro.llitrus.....,u/ ' b R ost the. C o l one l. startin g up in alarm. •• do you i Sam Jonaing, your a !iteratin nue; answer
tbs us not at 01:1111 1
qty to ulitt it ten o'clock. don't wait for ' see a ghost. that You stand gaZtag them. at the 63'
"Why am apples like printer'. types !"
tow: said a husband to iris better and bigger blank wall.:
Asa started up in alum. ..I eas dot op."
.. 1 "Jan 1 wool." said she, 4ctficantiy: i Ttsaiother officers . - a. . ed v........ k . -
ors, Mtn . i n
*as t wait. but I'll come for you." He also asked the cause of this singular demeanor. , •' Ah. you nerneon.w,mten
teeond at ten preetselY• .
lbw st i l l g et t h e a p ace 0 (5 minute or more. the lestase there °fien in ru. Tab. gab !"
- ,
The NMI tenets.
We stand amid the 'fallen
Young children at our play,
And laugh to see the yellow things
Golushing on their way ;
Bight memly we hunt them down,
The autumn winds and we.
Nor pause to gaze where snowdrifts lia,
Or sunbeams gild the tree ;
With dancing feet we leap gang.'
Where withered boughs ars strewn.
No; plat nor future checks out song,
The present is our own.
We steal among the fallen leases
In youth's enchanted spring—
When hope—Who wearies at the list—
Feu spreads its eagle wing :
We tread with steps:of conscious strength
Benesth the leafless trees,
And the color kindles in Mt cheek,
As blows the winter breeze,
When gating towards the cold grey sky,
Clouded with snow and rain,
We with the old yeu all put by,
And the young spring come again.
We wand among the fallen leaves,
In inatibootTelaughty prime.
Wheel first our pausing heartihegin
To love the olden time ;
And as we gale, we sigh to think
How many a year bath pus,
Since 'oath those cold and faded trees,
Ocr footsteps wandered lass—
And on companions, now, perchance,
Twanged, forgot, or dead,
Come round uP, as those autumn leases,
Are crushed beneath our tread.
We dud among the Wen leases,
In our own autumn day.
And tottering on with feeble stem
Pursue our's:beeriest' way—
We look not back—too long ago,
lath all we loved been lost, ,
Nor faiwar3, for We may not lies
To see our new hope' crossed
Bat on we go—the scar's faiht beam
A feeble warmth imparts,
allatxrd without its joys returns.
The present fill our helots.
Maple Sugar
The season for making Maple Sugar being
!el: at hand, and as very many are ignorant or
retze:it of the best method of manufacturing it.
from the samples annually presented
..:laaarkiet) ire have - thought it might be useful
. 4 copy the following from the Report of the
i.7,2,aintssioner of Patents (Mr. Ellsworth s) for
:fit— .
Rutlarid. N. Y., Dec. 22, 1844.
Sir :—Yoer favor of December 4th was duly
tthived. and I am happy to inform you, as far
4 am able. what you desire to know of the
pmzess by which I made that sugar of which
have seen a small sample. First the plan
iad manner of tapping the trees in this town is
wry nearly the same, that is.with a half indica
!At-eights anger. and a spite inserted in the hole,
it:.' a ptne tub to catch the sap from each tree.
I zattter my sap into one large teserroir once in
:4 hours, then it is boiled each day to syrup,
vatm is about half the sweetness of Molasses.
..3 tr.ect taken out and strained through a flannel
:A:h, and put into a tub or barrel to cool and
R.Le for 12 hours--J use a sheet iron pan set
a arrh of bnek, the pan is made of Russia
eight feet long, four feet wide, and six inch
es : is then taken out and lam careful
cm u mare the bottom where it hassettler'., and
v. in a kettle and heat it to 63 deuces.
1 t'-en aid :for 100 pounds the whites of
two quarts of milk,!and one ounce of
tlfmtus--the eggs welt beat up, and the eaters. I
Cs will di, , solved—and stir the whole together
/ :yr:T. and when ,the scorn has all risen. '
'ln mien off and be sure it does not boil be.
c'2 hare done skimming it. Then it is
'`nand cral it is done, which you will know be
r7mag some into water, which if done will
"tim a wax. It thea must be taken from the
inn, placed in no pans to cool and final
Film, and as soon as the grain is sufficiently
'-'-' l 74c: I then pour it into tunnel shaped boxes
main and after 24 hour's I place a flannel cloth
- -7.1.`m top, and take the Ding from the bottom
m.-11it it drain. The datum! clOth I keep Wet
'ma kto day. The sample - 'Which von hare
train done in this way, with the addition of
'er4.repeated afteronce draining. Should yon
v'rh for further information, or a more extensive
please send me word to that effect and
=in be cheerfully giren. You will please
apt my thanks for your kindness.
Yours. e. MOSES. EAME.
Boa. H. L. Ettricomi.
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; [Fim the Philadelphia Saturday Conriu.]
The Bridal Eve.
A Legend from George Lippinl, &qr . * &orb lecture an
the ...Rolm= of the Revolution...!
One summer
,night. the blaze of many lights
streaming from the windows of an old mansion
perched yonder among the rock■ and woods.
flashed far over the dark waters of Lake Clam
In a quiet and comfortable chamber of that
mansion, a party of British officers. sitting
around a table spread with wines and viands.
discussed a topic of some interest if it was not
the important in the world, While the tread of
the dancers shook the floor of the adjoining
Refugee,captain ennui ibere, more like a dead
man suddenly recalled tu life thair a Jiving be-
It is a fact that ground which is kept (on
vegetation of any kind. will, pot dry up so much
wallet on wbicha crop-is grown. There IWe
many who doubt . this..butif they would make a
proper examination. theif,doubta. will be remo
ved. • Make an ciperimentake a piece of
'pound in the garden. and hoe it over every day.
or often enough to keep all kinds, of. vegetation
front starting. Sow another piece adjoining.
with graas..or some kind of griin.'
. After a
drouth of two or three weeks, examine
pieces by digging into them with a spade or aho
vet. The earth of the grass or grain plat, will '
be found dry like ashes, to the depth perhaps of
a foot or more. The other plat Will be dried I
only two or three incheattegoar that it will WI
found quite moist. Examine the ground in an)
orchard in a.dry time, and ifit is not naturally a
wet piece of g round. it will be found dry to a
great depth. if there is a tree io your cornfield,
see if the ground is not much _dryer near it
than on-similar ground away from the reach of
its roots. The fact is, the 'roots of re.etation
bring up the moisture from a greater depth be
low the surface, than it could be done bysiMple
evaporation. This may be known by noticing
how much more tuoistnre is required to support
a crop of corn when the - stalks ate nearly full
gtown, than in its earliest stages.
Now, from all this we deduce en argument
in favor of dean. culture—than is, a culture
which permits no useless vegetation to grow
among cultivated crops t the advantageof which
would be to give the crop the-whole benefit of i
the moisture and other nutriment of the soil,
stead of giving a porthin tothe worthless weeds.
In dry time, we frequently hear farmers say
--•• It; will riot do to work my corn or potatoes.
they treed all the grass and weeds tp keep the
ground from Arving up." Now, this. es we
have Shown, is all a mistake—the grass and
weeds make the ground dry faster and deeper.
But it is alledged that corn has - been injured by
plowing or working it when the weather was
very diy. ‘l , e admit that this effect may have
followedjunder particular eircumstanees.--.That
is to Say. if corn gets too large before it is wor
ked. injury may be done. The reason is, that the
roots have become extended, an dthe plow cuts off
so large a portion of them, that the remainder can
not supply the stalk, and it soon withers. This
is the way the ufireff" corn, sometimes spoken
of at the south and west, is generally produced.
But it is only when the roots of corn have be
come widely extended. and are torn and muti
lated in the operation of workin g it. that any
such conseqnence follows. If the. crop is work
ed. as' it ought to be while it is small, no fears of
injury need be entertained.
"ALI. RIGHT, CAPTAIN ."--It isiwell known
to every body. that the captains of steamboats
on the Western waters see troubled occasional.
ly with specimens of a fraternity, whose high.
est ambition is to trust to the awful sublimity
of luck. and float on the surface of the occasion
in other words, the genus —sponge." On.*
certain trip from Memphis. upwards, it was the
fortune of Captain G.—Jo be inflicted with
one of this son."—The boat being fairly an.
der way, the clerk, as usual, went his moods
to collect the passage money, and among oth
ers. addressed the subject of our anecdote.
•• Your fare, if you please. sir."
" All - right. all right, clerk; attend to it,"
said Diddle.
A short time is permitted to elapse. The
clerk again makes an attempt to collect the
nippenees." and again he fade.
" All right! I'll attend to it," wes the only
Mr. Diddle was forthwith reponed to the
captain as incorrigible. it the eiptatn approach
ing him with sn emphatic oath, told him be
most pay before got the next wood yard. or
ashore he must go.
All right, all right! captain ; I'll attend to
it," was the provoking answer.
Bv tirne they arrived at the wood yard. and
Mr. Diddle-giving his usual answer instead of
the money, was politely handed down the
plank and put ashore.. In a few minutes they
heave in a fresh supply. The engineer link
less his bell, the grate doors are armed. and
the gallant steamer is ready to take her depart
ure. But she had a still more gallant captain.
who would not be harsh when it could be pos.
ribly avoided. Seeing Mr. Diddle standing
on the bank, the very incarnation of meekness
lad resirnetion, he again addressed--
•• Stranger. you may come aboard again if
you'll pay your itassage."
• All right. captain, all right; tbankeel—
I'm just a! Actrur."
Tut limas lf Mechanics studied
their own formation. they would learn many ca!-
table facts in the science of mechanism. The
human frame in many respects resembles a steam
enfine.—There ate not only joints and hinges
in the bones, but there are valves in the veins.
and a forcing pump in the bean. Thestrongest
supporting pillars for buildings and wharves. are
constructed precisely like the hones which sup.
port the human frame in regent to strength.
beauty and skill. The cover of the head is sup
ported by the arches to those of the am
cient Gothic temple. The old anecdote of the
unfinished building which stood many semis be
fore x mechanic was found capable of carnplet
ingita• fully illustrates the formation of the head.
The original wanted died and no one could con
surer the rot:futon his plan but a certain builder:
who. when he did complete it. wondered it had
been so long neglected :-- when." na he said.
.* every man has the ea.= plan in the eatnte
time of his own head.'
Tors Anstv.---.Timoor was s groat Tartar
cononeror. lo early life,. he was forced to
take shelter from fits enemies in a ruined build
ing. where be sat alone for many hours.—
Wishing to divert his mind from so wretched
a condition. he fixed his eyes on sn ant that
was tarrying a grain of com larger than :itself
up a dish wall. Sixty-nine times did the grain
fall to the ground. but the insect persevered.
and the seventieth time itauereeded. The eight
gave 'num/. courage ai the teoutent, and be
never forgot the lesson•
Clete •CuliQ[e•>.
_ ~:~:
• - the Witco Awls.)
Thomu gllltf tbE Buket ?al.
Tumuli Mti t ca
.l looked at with no or
dinary interest; he had just then made a sensa
tion- in London, and was among die lions of ifis;'
day. His story is sothewbit singular.
shall avail ''myself of the privilege afforded' by
this discursive sort of scribbling. and relate'
the chief incident connected with it, as I after-
ward beard them free) bit own bps. •
I had read, with considerable interest. a work
entitled ...A Day in the. Woods. by Thomas
Miller the BitsketeMaker." and•felt not a little
delighted with his vivid and graphic ileseno
lions of rural and and forest scenery. Nothing
so natural and fresh had appeared ia ClUf Mere
me. Even Bloomfield failed to convey so,
happy au idea of country life as Miller. One
morning I inquired his address and determined ,
to call no Mr. Miller, trusting to the, frankness'
and amiability , whiih pervaded every pagi of
his book, for his excuse of my introduced my
self to him. I had '1 long walk_ down St.
George's road, Southwark, on a ditrusal. driz
zling November day—and that was nojoke,as
any one 'familiar with a foggy day, st the time
of the year, in London; can testify. After
much inquiry I found out Elliot's• Bow. to
which place I had ascertained the group of
houses, in one of which the poet resided, I
had great difficulty in who lived next door to
Miller, did not know of such a person—al
though halt of literary London was ringing
with his praises. and crying bine up as a oew.
ly-found geom., Such is fame in a might:) ,
metropolis I r
At length. curjoquiring at a humble but neat
looking domicile. I was told by an interesting,
looking little girl, that her fathef, (the 'poet)"
resided there. tentered, asked to see him.
and presently be came down stairs.
I introduced myself. told him I bad read his
works whieh had delighted rue-by their troth•
fulness, and much desired to see him before I
left town. He very kindly shook me by the
hand, and after some agreeable Oat, we made
an appointment to dine with eseh other. at a
chop house in the Strand, the next day. The
story of his life which he told me on the latter
occasion, was to the following effect.
He wet born on the borders of Sherwood
Forest. where Robin Hood and his merry men
dwindled in times of old. From childhood
(he was then about five or six and twenty, he
had loved to wander in the green woods and
lanes, and onconscionsly his poetic sensibili
ties were thus fostered. His station in life
was very humble, and at en early age be learn
ed basket-making. by which occupation' he
earned a bare subsistence. He married early..
and the increasing wants of a family led him
to try the experiment of publishing some
poems and sketches, but owing to want of
patronage. no benefit resulted to him. He at
last determined to go to Londcio•—the paradise
of young authors l —thegreat reservoir of talent
—too - often. that the grave of genins. - Thith
er he went. leaving. for the present. his family
behind, and lighting from the - stage coach.-
fou rid - himself in the titrand—a stranger among
thousands—with just seven shillings and six- i
pence in his pocket. He soon made the Mel- 1
Baehr:Sly discovery that a stranger in London
however, great-may be his talent), stands, but
a poor chance of getting on. without the assist.
ence of some helping hand; so. to keep body
and soul together, he set to work making bas
kets. In this occupation he -continued some
time. occasionally sanding time little eon
tnbution to the periodicals. -At length for
tune smiled on her patient wooer. One day,
while he was engaged in bending his osiers, he ,
was surptwed by a visit from Mr. Win. 11. ,
Harrison. Editor of die •• Friendship's Offer-,
log." an English Annual. That gentleman
had seen one or two pieces of Milfercend beeit '
struck with their originality. He found him'
out, after 'much labor. and asked him to wnte
a poem (or the fordicoming volume of the Of
feting. •
Miller told me that he was so poor then that
he had nut pen, ink or paper; so he git some
whitey-brown paper. in which itrgat had betrn
wrapped, mixed op some toot with water for
his ink, and then sat it - own—the hick of a bel
lows serving for a desk, and wrote his well
known lines on an .• Old Fountain." These
beautiful verses being completed. he sealed his
letter with some moistened bread for a wafer,
and forward them. with MOT hopes sod fears
to the Editor. They were immediately ac
cepted, and Mr Harison forwarded the, poet
two guineas for them. •-1 never had been so
rich to my before," said the basket-maker to
me. - and I fancied some one would hear of
my good famine and try to rob me of it—so
at night. I barred the doors and went to red
bat did not sleep all night from delight and tear.'
Miller, still, to his honor. continued the certain
occupation of basket making. but he was notic
ed by many—among others by Lady Blessine•
ten, who sent for him. recommended his book.
and did him briber:mull service. ...Often."
; said 'Stiller. -4 . have I been sitting in Lady
Illessingtsn's drawittg-room in the morning.
talking and laughing as familiarly as in the old
house at home, sod, on the same evening. I
might hare been seettetanding on Weetminis
ter Bridge d between an apple teitderand a balk‘
ed potato merchant, vending my %skim" -
1 Millet now tried his hand eta hovel. Roy
eras Gowest, which succeeded well, esti then
another. FM ROSAMOND-4* read dilligendy
at the British Museum, and was persereringl c
industrious. Jordan wok him by the hand.
and he wain - bated a good deal to'the 'Literate 4
Gazette. He is at the time I writri. a publish.'
Sr* NIPRESIO street, London.. Miller heath- '
er below the osidffe herght. his fare is final
and rosy looking. and he wears a profuston of ;
light hair. Hest= astreng Noningttaimehire :
dialect, and possesses li ttle or none of the ';
awkwardness of a countryman. Neu so Wii- i
Ham and Mary Howie. he is the writer on so-i
Irid matters in England :. end I. am quite.sure. I
that were his later weeks reprinted in America
they would have an extensive sale.
Weise 0( sit wow ltiletb
ets—ash taauett Ws bow deo bead layith.7'
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F .: ~ ,
.M=Mt:l:l3 l 4fito
Fait tiiiiVottes.Wif find inthe hist Con.'
gregitional Journal, Ouncon.l. N. H...the-foi--
eingular'ind wonderful
appears to ttave'been.a shower ofemall ,WOrMe
to connection with a tall of. snow. - The Ear.
I. S. Davis. thr narrator: is the brother Of
late Mayor of Boston. atida man of the mom ! ,
exemplary character and unqueatineatilit,verap
ity.. kb. statement follows : ,?,
•As 1 was returning from Pierpont .on
Monday. Dec, Ist. 1 saw on the snow which
had fallen during, the ; night., what 1 supposed
to be oats, spread broadcast; but not seeing
my track in the snow: far 1 was the first that
travelled the' road after the snow fell. my cari
osity led me to descend from my carriage mid
examine; when. to my, great surprise • 1 found_
that the objects. 1 saw .were
about an inch long. lying on. the top Of 0.
snow by hundreds ; and these scatter,ed along
the toad 1 travelled for a distal/ea of not less
than five miles. 1 would gray farther.
therd were no tress near from which the worms
might have been Shaken, and iftheie bad beer,
and the worms had been on there.. they
would alt hive been frozen, for it •had . berir
very cold, and the grnend-was frozen bard be.
fore the snow fell. The worms wetsaltve,foi
they immediately coiled op when 1 took thana
in my hand. They were of a brown_ oolong
with about 12 or to lege," •
Wlsritnaota Fuss.—Grr Saturday last. nab
tenant Thompson started from Prairie do Chien
with twenty-five dragoons, (the whole force of
the garrison !) in pursuit of the Winnehagoeit.—
Cape, Sumner alga arrived - on Sondsy with e '
small forci from Fort Atkinsoo, and proceeded
towards Mnscoday, by the north side -of the
Wisconsin river. The families inthe Klehapoo
settlement are preparing to fortify as weans they
can et Mount Sterling. At the Kackapoo settle.
went about thirty Indians are taken. and Sr
now trader guard. A portion of the Winoekra.t
goes are still remaining on the head of . Grant,
waiting like vermin, to be combat! out by a com
pany of dragoons. For want of the regulars,
who are . playing poker at Corpus Christi, are
our citizen soldiers to have a border want their
hands We learn that Gov. Dodge - fainter
Museoday. commanding the volenteer troops.
—Wisconsin Herald. 14th nlt.•
A DECIDED H,r.—The Columbus coma,
poutlent td the_Cincinnau Oazetts writes:
%Vben the bill ut create the county of Case
was under consideration in the Muse yester
day, Mr. Gallagher before the name was
changed from Cass to Pilahoolog, umted to
strike out the letter C from the - name. - Hr.-
Hibbard - said that this was the most barefaced
attempt on the part of the member from Hamil
ton to name a county after himself he had ever
witnessed. Thereupon our member, though
nettled, - was quiet fors short tiara.",
Tim Earwax:mu limn or Airtmatis.—
The Hon. John %V entwoith of Illinois. himself
an emigrant to that state from New' Hampshire.
in a late speech thus happily hits off the emi•
grating spirit of Amens:ins e '
•• He had a friend in Ohio. Is !engage se it
was on the:frontier. He bad been moving and
moving away front the inroads of society until
he had reached the banks of Miasmal:mi.
and Was about to move again. He asked him
hiaresson.- He said it was the dying advice of
his father: . 4 to..keep twenty miles beyond . law
andcalmel.and s doctor and lawyer were witt.4
in fifteen guiles: and he thought it time to go."
Tat Oct it.-1 wtiter viii
dayi :
"'Cool(' the "treat deep" speak onto *WS
tiles of horror would it tell—of ranted hopes
and sudden deaths of bacbanaltart revels Oa
shipboard, followed by sudden 'rid ran/edam
disasters u left 001 a voice to tell the stgry.—
Many a drunken captain has sent himself and
all on board to the bottom. by his orders in
the hour of danger, unsuited to the pardons oc
Too Tees.—The time yras . ,when inditsTr
was fashionable , and none astrimeil to pramiie
it. Such tunes have changed: fashion rules"
the world, and labor has gone out of fashion.
with those that can live without it. ettd-these
that can't—and until a reform is bad. tad in.
dusts again becomes fashionable. we may tad
farewell to many a comfon we might other.
wise enjoy.
TEXAS. is stated that Teas, is divided 4
to 35 eounues. Galveston is the largest city.
and Houston the nest; Austin the seat of gov
ernment. has a population of 1500. and Wash
ington about the same number. Saint Amo r
nia de Beau. the oldest town in the State. h.s
the largest clarets and monastery in, the coon-
Irv. and has fallen to a population of about
2300. •
laud Wrr.—.Some company is helim4 di&
paling Mauve to.qatAtars of reply, ascribed ecr
the- lower orders of that county, it was rentleed.
LI put ae starter to the test in. the person of a
down aho was a pprozehmg them.- •• - 161,7said
one of the gentlemen, •if the Devi true to coma
determined to have one of us, whirh do Too
thint he Would "tater "Ile lathe stire.""--
••Why su ? "411termase he Mows he can ban:
-your honor at any-time."
Maattso 4 Conatater.—" rind. ° said alias
te t a mat:waited fop. 1 know ti beautilul CITY
tate who 'wishes
. to male your acqualmariee.'
t• Grad to heat n—hue giti--good taste—
avert with my appearatter, 1 suppose. eh
• lies—very much PO. Shit thinks you
world make a capital phyarate for het POODLE
GOT 't:•---•• There's mere i 0 that fellow's
head. Sam. than Too think." said Met of a
sleepy loolieg fellow standing Thai
may be." replied other gravely;••fest I din,.
suspected he kat 'eta."
A, Reasoe.— T We beard an , old bruer. the
°timidity. advising t youngster to get monied
--••• because. then my tiny. you'll have ..
body torn °frier boon for you. Mies las
p home drunk," •