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gaturbao .tilorttinD, September 14,1850.
(For the Bradford Reporter.)
THE BEAUTIFUL. ISLE.
Oh! thou beautiful isle, I have loved tbee well
On thy moss-grown banks T'Ve.sported, P, •
Wh e re the hawthorn grows, and the pale blue bell,
Br zephyrs soft are courted:
There passed I many twits ht hours—
And early plucked the bright wildflowers;
While merry groups with wild caresses, •
Entwined a wreath, for My flowing tresses.
Oh ! thou beautiful Isle; I can ne'er Gnat
Those halcyon hours, and scenes so bright—
When I had never known is yet
Of grief; my heart was free and light— . • '
And life was but one happy dream;
It flowed along like the purling stream. . •
4' boo faintish murmuring sound reminds,
Of scenes which fond memory binds. 4•
Faikwould I visathee, fair isle;
And sine again the songs of yore
With cherished friends, the hours beguilt •
And breathe thy perfumed air once More:— '
While pensive rays from the pale Ineol2 broke
Through the clustering boughs of the stately oak—'
But frowning fate, must have ifk will r •
Then much lured Isle—a long farewell. .
Adieu once more—but there must linger
k, charm in memories of the Past
Which cannot fade 'till Time's pale finger, -
shall pen these wards—l am the last,
Mnrr faded joys not impart
Which now entwine around my heart:
But in a brighter world than this, „
111 hope for purer happiness.
EDL3IIII.I, July 1850. Itratz#Ts.
(For the Brellfortßeporter.)
FAMI LI AR LETTERS . • AO.
• Prkn EDITOR:—Some few days ago 1 paidla
trill an ihe I.oRaysville Academy, and as • eilaca
;l•;d maven , are xlvrays of general interest Iliave
roods dto give you a brief notice of that institu
Ths Academy is pleasantly and he4hfutly Inca
red in are y .iet, little village of Leßaysville, where
lucre ar e sufficient conveniences of stores, boarding
houses. arid the like. without the- nclise and bustle
a i,c a‘s to be fiurid in large villages. The princi
rvir. II 1. Newell. A. N. is a gentleman of
ho hasiliad much experience in teaching;
and he appears to take great interest in the advance
ern; ai rhi - ise placed under his care. I listened to
f e reci'a;ions• of a-number of classes, and do hot
hesdaie iii saying that his manner of imparting in
;:rocurin 14 superior to that of the greater part of
ow who takiltpon themselves the duties of a
:eictlrr. Ir would be almost impossible, muter
me , i:,‘,l of insiruction for a papa not to learn
1 . :4•• •!i,+.1;,1 tiy to. ever so much. Plutarch tells
r. (.1 a Lacodemonian teacher firho had gained
mach re!etirity in his professiOn; whit) upon being
of his success, repli/I,—" I make
mr sc!. , itars like that which I would have them to
'rite pall of science is rough and ragged;
a‘po;.•iiis may he greatly smoothed down by
encouragement of a teacher who enters
,:,in the spirit of his profession. He who takes
n 1,;•r - owl( the duties of " rearing the lender
-; should not be mechanical and make 'his
mere memory-mongers, cramming their
it :h dead luggage of facts and unfertilizing
: bin he should be vital and deve t lop their
i-ri'!eoinal life try the light and warmth 14 Its own
and resemble the inspiring master de-
Ecribei by Barry Cornwall:
Ile was , he *on granny me
Poanng moo the cores aim!' yowin bruin
Know ;edge from Ms liven Coantems."
Why I. it that "schOnl maters" is always as-
Piri.,:e.f in our i l k ilidig . with dulness and this "birch r
Me Fa m e.reason, 1 nuppose that associates the
;..nfes-ion wish chicanethe therlital with
horno•kin—and the clerical w Uri " tired nature's
!wee: re-torer,"—because many have been enga,g
ad In the - avocation who are entirety unfit fora.
W e of en hear parents remark thai they wish to
ir.re chiiiirela a " usetul education"—but I am
tac,ine,l to think 'that the'greater part of them em
ploy the word "ustful" in a contracted if not a
- tntgaken wnge,—rneaning, not that whish wilt
!end most to their happiness, but: that which gill .1
bring them. the • most money. Now in a truth
fsi view of the propose of our existence, we shall
find that education is' the end and not the means.
and that other advantages are only valuable as they
teal more or less to that result.
" ileaineiptacee ea here to vote and trade, •
Twin task• divine !"
k 73 and a great portion of the American
people hold the same idea, if we can judge of their
sentiments by their actions. 'lf this Were - - tme, we
should need nothing but a "useful education" in
) t" nettoweit *sense ; bat it =not be that man, en.;
dosed with so mans ,high and mysterious faecal-.`
ties capable of infinite improvement and pnvres
-Bion, a nd placed in' a ifitcation so peculiarly fined
for the deieloPinent df all his power!, was created
roe no higher &gimes than the accumulation of
Property /I ,os thewatisfying of selfish desires. The
question ? then, is...what constitutes a " useful etle
cation r it is one of vital importance- Mary
there are a a-ha:thinking it an easy one to answer,
would glibltdeply--te Reading, writing, arithmetic,
Xrarrimaiax4geography," and perhaps add a few
ether brancfies.,,but each an answer Would ill suit a
hvegy,ilperson in this county , really nemittfour
' SOM. prgfessionai education, to, fit
hint peculiar trade or calling--a morn/ educe
• bon neeach him his duties as a man—a politica
iiniainn to teach him his duties and relations to
'ini,O s ountty as a.citizen--add a religious education
410'fii him for-pis higher relations as % areirnmortaf
reacure.destined to exist in another state sterile
• 'shalt have pan:tett frOM the scenes on
In many schools attention is only paid to the pro
fessional education; with an eye meretflothwoe
eupation whieh 'the Incident intends to engage in.
But is this suffieient I It is Inie, aft many suPPPloes
that the time is lost Which is . sPent.iit Wadies of a
higher character than those' requited w midis tut
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god farmers,. good mecharc good lawyers or
good doctors? ,Eiery one whit takes a correct
view of it, must acknredger that .on the con.
Crary, M time well spent. Knhaledge instead of
pamlizing their powers those 'Phu labor, will
teach them how to oisply themiarith the greatest
effect—philosophy will Make their 'hands more
dextrous. Intelligence and Labor are not foes, as
Many seem to think, but the most cordial friends,
and it would be a gieat blessing !could they always
go hand in hand.
The ?Saner would be better *pared for his &-
boors, ir, while he turned the faunas be could de
tect the eMr.ponent pans of understand
their properties ;'and his wife in.ber family ditties
would be much assisted by a knowledge of Chemia
try and Botany.
But let us take knowledge in the abaft-act, uncon
nected with utility or any dollar- l and-cent consider
ation.- Is not the pleastew of knowing what is to
beltnewn sufficient Indebement for Its acquisition!
II is realty wonderful- what a 'Power kninfledge,
pOsseases in changing the character of things h our
view.' It will make the barren hill* ard rocks inte
resting—throw a double charm over the flowery
kingdom—and in short, make the whole - face of
nature teem with. wonders which before had nothing
mare thin common-place interest. There is a time
which the laborerhas to spend out of his field or
shopaa time spent with his family and friends in
the Italia! circle ; and a most important time spent
with himself. And it hi then he realizes the worth
of bis, higher attainments, if at no other time.
Every kind of knoWledge that 'makes us more in
love wi.h the beautiful, " useful," whether it be
moral beauty—that strown around n — s so profusely
by the hand of nature, or that created by the
sculptnr, painter or poet. Tite lore of the beautiful'
is an enduring priariple in the nature of man, and
our real happinessetends materially upon its culti
vation. It makes 'a paradise whete all before was
gloomy, and transforms even' the 'raging elements
into pleasant friends. He that looked upon rain,
storm and cloud with dread, new • regards them as
ministering to his pleasure. The tut thous ocean,
lashed into tiny by the driving. svied4 and breaking
against its rocky shores-, is not a scene of horror,
but of beauty; and the sounds which its dashing
makes are not to him threatening menaces but gloti
ous music. How much superior is the enjoyment
.But I most by pardifin, for my- trtiant quill has led
me far out of the track which . I 114 walked out fur
In conclusion T will say that it the duty of the
public 'to uphold such sehoolisits that at Leßaysville,
and men wt.o have sufficient go-a-headitiveness to
start them. They- are the treasures•of our country.
It affords a good opportunity fur those who do
riot possess ill, meats of pursuing a regular college
course of acquiring those attainnients whiCh are
necessary before eitga,ging in active life. • ' After a
thorough course of intellectual training at such an
inatitutidn •they can, as the poet says--
1 oannnt close 'without congratulating, you and
your readers on the array of correspondents that
hare heeded the call to lend an inferest to the col
lumns of the " Reporter," and I lake to myself con
siderat.de of praise as beerg a kind of pioneer in_die
interpr ize. - I Roxo.
Heartics. An; '29, 1850. ' t
Fatcan Goomuctu.-- , ilaving been nearly one
year in California, perhaps I can wi its. a few lines
which wilt be interesting to yonselt and readers
I am more incliced to do so from the fact the erni
gration aerceti, the plains begins to arrive in num
bers'ilir exceeding, the previous year, while than
sands are pouring in from the 1151111 nm and Cape
Ham routes, until it seems that this devote& land
will goon rival the most populous ~sections of the
east. Whole sections of country which twelve
niontint ago were inhabited by,naked savages, are
now teeming with emigrants from every Tuner
at the habitable globe. That there is an errork . pre
railing in the states and other countries in regard
to California is self eyident from the ifact of so many
thousands who are rushing to her banters. That
there are vest depecitea of gold in California no
one will attempt to deny; but that the-facilities for
obtaining wealth here are retreat as has beem.rep
resented is a grata and phlpable error: In the finn
place it is generally, supposed they all the alluvial
deposites of California contain Al, and indeed 1
hatelately teed papers from the states' ; Which as
sert that the whole Soil here impregnated with
gold, to that the :reader might suppose that horn
the Gila river on4tre south to the Rogue river iii
Orego, uthat- the entire intermediate section of coon•
try is richly
. sered with thispreciona metal. It is
no wonder that whine such grlded dteami of Cali
fornia as these appear lite ' reality, that millions
Would be fired by the Syren son. It requires no
prophetio foretell the misery and rain that Will be
fall the vast multitudes who are swarming to these
shores; that the mines are too limitedla eflord an
ittlequate COMpensatlook to °dr pretest and future
emigration is an *slam too palpable to admirer
doubt. Inreadef the whole eoil being hopregna
tedwith g6ld, it.is confined to a resit' river; creeks
and4arnnes;nor will all these afford an adequate
compensation. for labor. 'Such ors the Sacramento"
and other large. streams.
hievious to leaving for CalifOrnic it was general
/Y 0 04 5 h* that i theSactanteptowaii "one of the
tiehestsueants irk this country, while %be- fact is
that in all the vastidlatrialdeposites of - that stream
scarceiparticht dgtifil has ever been found; while
no gold is obtaioed on the American forks,-Feath
er„ Yuba, -Trinity,.Stanislaus, and ail others natal
you follow themthrough.Me flats or - bottoras,ontil
you reach the mountains ;. then a pirtenly of the
bars Will' pay for working, while in four-fdihs of
MOSHER EVERY SATURDAY, AT ITOWAND
r• who. placed where faith ilre forelir•nd met, the eye
Ones,s that such, quarries a•I unknown should he,
Ur inanddig when Nkararums torrunti thnli—
Exe'a:ms—• A wondtdus stream to turn a mill !'
0, 7 forth te ttl• .rto'+titt'l wti•p( lire
FROM CA LIFOR K.
chAsaa city, e3XO twice abelre Sacramento City
July 6 1..50
the case% the beds of the stresmcwhich hiss
omed from their napnal channels. have been
mid, worthless anti abandoned, while the
can fork., Yuba, Feather and Stanislaw, bay
wrought Mauch an extent that as a general
the miners now eaunot make five dollars pe
It is true some men iwe more fortunate, som
taking out as high as tar, hundred dollars
day, yet instances of this 'chid are rare u d wi
the capita) prize in a loucrY.,
Perhaps there, is no business in the world 1 at
quires a more thorough experience than gold in
ang. Thr;diflerence is Sp striking that t
Miner ofi re year's. experience can average, e
dollars per day, the novice probably will not av
age one fourth of that amount ; eight dollar
day looks like a large sum in the states, bin .
eider the disadvantage the aspirant for weal ,
bors under -when arriving in California. At lea
three - -fourths of the emigrants may calculate • tit
ing r:ock from two to six weeks, paying Physi jar
the [host extravagankprices for attendance; en
heali i h returns in the cool weather, he rain •
to fall and mining operations are nearly save de
until the return of spring, and t”mpelling the em
grant to spend the winter or satiny season in a let
or miserable hovel and paying for his provisio a
the tale of from fifty centa to two dollarsper • ant
while the - entire absence of all vegetaWs ge ra
.brings the scurvy and other diseases, hit
sweep off many to an'untimely grave. Of a It
misery to which man is subject, this life is in •et
the most supreme. The lurking ravage,
frequent examples, warns the emigrant thatl
wake ui in the arms of "Old Plate." A 'I3I nk
supplies the placti of a feather bed, a saddle or
pillow, a stone for a chair, and a teat for a a
sior4 _while every man is his own tailor, cook ar
mechanic, and every day performing labour Btu
only, for the dray horse or male, taking a bac •-lor
of tools and provisions, scaling precipices he
man never trod before." I have thus endea on
to give a true and faithful description of the inn
prospects in California, and as my paper is l du
I mast close. Yours Respectful ly.
limes T. tlsar, T
P: S Frank Menardi, Morris J. Crammer,
Samuel C. Mann are here and all well.
(For the Soidirweßeponer.)
WRITTEN FOR IDLERS AT A PUBLIC I
IT E PIASOrt
Why stand , you here all the day idle.
. As though there was nothing to do !
Without either curb.or a bridle,
Your animal pate Ons pursue!
Go into the vineyard add labor,
The LORD will reward you your hire,
Such wages as peace with your neighbor
And blessings of all you require.
Why feed you on hivsks, when there's pie.
Of snch as man needs for his food !-
And drat:ring those dress Which are empt
Of all that's substantial and good I
To labor is always a blessing,
'Twas wisely bestowed upon man ;
But idlers look always distressing,
And poverty follows the clan. .
Go out where the prudent are toiling,
And always their counsel obey ;
Be -busy in some honest calling,
A blessing the Loan will repay. `
My brethren, ply heart it is achini.
To see you Mos hampered in vice;
So hazardous your undertaking—
As all that you do hash a price.
Remember our rathrr in Hearer'
Will jostiy reward all.our deeds,
And glori and honor are given
Where virtuous actions precede.
Bert pain, tribulation and anEnisb.
Are justly retarded for sin
Why will you puraue thus, and lanittois i b
The manhood your bosom within.
(Sioeval Cdrrevendenee el the Ittltd&ent Rertitter 1
LETTER FROM DIDDLEDA
DIVIDLEDALE, Sept 5, 18 •
Ma, Ernr4:—l wish that I-could penscrade) • •
sprightly correspondent Enna Duval to pay a
to Diddledale, for, to'use her own words—" I •
her," and should feel it a great pleasure to no •
her among my aegdaintance. I know that•
would like Susan W and Emily 8., they ire - •
sweet girls. It she doeslot comes I can never . '
her for that compinnent, for it would take athoo
thanks, and I am sole I cannot send such a'
by mad. - Bat she, pretends that ihe,does:gt; X.
whets Daidledale is. Why. it is tar. of at ii
and the roads are so plain that she eoald oot
her waylf she shotihi try.
But perhaps it she shonia Some ,elte_
very lonely; for mine Woo "Village Home?..
a cottage thatlepeses in a quiet vale, tar from
thing like etcitemetit and trnerilitettett by the . ~
of ba.-iness that is always
instead of the cattle of carriages and tlUt .tram
busy free she would. hest only the tinhlings of
distant belle, the .warblins of our woodland
stets, and the mumniting of the Idle brook: I
,awar iltron,;vlr the meadow: :Hers
would see nothing of fashion's gilded throng. II
are no gay halls where wit and beauty pass
midnight boom in the mazes of the dance invectl
of art-bom pleasure. Site would mem the !homy
things that lend an interest to village, life„ai
would perchance, regret ale sacrifice which al
had made. Bet lam happy bere. -I rejoice in th
quietude and peaeirthat;is around me.
pleasure i n the company Uf buds and flow ers, an
feel no vain longings for the excitement of trill
life. There is a little Helier I 4Ciiiit
,in My Ito
mm, that in ,my Racdnelis I hit!Ereciiid .14 angel
for , has power t 0... throw w glow of beauty neon
• any scene ,atirimabwk . t it paradise i—whilt
witbunth tiniatoet iieligittfi i lintne:iO4 , l4 Olkil , 11
please. It is emiteUttnitat. 'The liesserkf
which it extWiectt4iiii*eWtithi:i ..44 1 #10!, - .1,
he*liig c*!Ty'WicCidir#C4. revi vingiillio44 - :,,
110 w it Oa adi s itiliiiitellitilCiti *IA that ' 4
lecetter kneverthisi tomes erhiss tirieiii ilisfau'L4js
cwri9* 4i.ox Art gumerra."
, BRADVOO CORITY, PA., BY E. O'NEAA GOOBRICiI.
brightentid by our own, that there are those who
rejoice when they meet us, and are sad whenthey
part.. A-ntlS' mother's, sister's, brother's love—how
free from selfishness or passion !—Tt seems allied
to that of angels. And it is miner Only those
who bave been deprived of it can tell how precious
it is—but those who enjoy it can feel pat it is pre
, ciiius. -
ins 1 often wandei'ont. when day begin s
. to dawn
upon the far-o ff hills, and the fi rst rose-tinge of - 1
re: morning trembles around my hotiii, and with a
' ter or a brother by my side cull the flowers that
the nestle along the path, while this dew-gems yetglis:
ght ten upon them, feeling that I have been blest above
, er- many, and byrtmjng in my heed praises to the
per 'Giver of all these blessings
And at such times I do not forget that there are
ta. I friendless, homeless beings, who never knew the
sat tender caresses of a mother, or the wealth of a ais
le- 1 ter's love - hose hearts have beenstrangerato the
its treasures of affection, and whose bosoms 'lhave
iif never been warmed up by the sunilline of happi
ns ness. And my heart has grown sad with such
ed thoughts, and I have shed the tear of sympathy
si. over their fate. : The kind word, the tender look,
tnt —with what h - ling influenced:my fall upon th e
at desolate heart, d like the gentle dew revive its
al, drooping leave Mtn could any one ever with
al. ho:d them ?
"weak gently'—oh. a word of lova
ft no a bide thing.
But dropped trUhiu the heart's deep weU
The good, the joy which at way br ng
Eternity abed tell."
But do not think that sorrow has neter entered
my home. There is no place on earth on which
the tears of sadness and grief havenot fallen. Have
you ever watched the rainbow ti at embed the sky
in beauty, fade, fade, - fade, until each bright tint
was gone, leaving a dark cloud instead of the glo
rious vision that had wreathed the heavens in beau
ty but a lew moments before I , •
re Thus has it been with me. I bad a brother that
et' bloomed in youthful beauty in our family circle.—
leg But the hectic flush appeired..npon his cheek, s .
ng palor on his brow, and we knew that consumption
bad begun its fearf al work.
A few months prided, and advisers said hat per-
Id chance the influences of a Bunny clime mht res
tore him, but otherwise we had no hope. lle went
—and his beauty is hidden by th e turf- of r a stran
ger's burial place. No friend was near him when
his spirit departed, to esich his murmured farewell
to earth—no mother's oesister's hand soothed his
levered broti—and oh f how this added to our grief.
Twas then we realized the beauty of the eastern
benediction—" May you die among your kindred."
When the little, messenger came that bore the sad
tidings, my father's silvery head bent with sorrow,
and sobs and tears filled our borne. Little did it
avail in soothing our grief that he slept in a bright
summer land where orange and magnolia breathed
their fragrance around. The sunshine of our na
tive hills seems brighter than that of any other
clime, and affection is sweeter i thnn the spicy bree
zes ut India, and it would hava seemed less pain
ful to as could be have late dawn to his last sleep
where we might have we f t over his grave.
But the cloud passed away from *hid) the rain
bow had departed, and thus time has softened
down the poignan.-e of our grief, till 'sadness has
given place to serenity. JCLIET.
MIL EDIT011:.--I feel myself much slighted by
yon fair correspoudent "Enna Dural,l for nam•
ing direr your contnbutors, she has, not sb much as
mernioued Torn Sprout. This is really too bat!,
andy am half inclined to pay her for ft by doing
the ngarant thing of picking h•er logic to pieces.
She appears to think that there is more real enjoy
ment iu savage than hi ciriliied life; which I think
a rather strange opinion for a yoimg lady to avow,
e#pf clarly one tf NI enjoys -the refinements of a
villa4e-horne. But it may be that she intended to
have Ilse benefits of a poetic license tti say what in
liar prise moments gibe - would hardly acknowledge
to be ibe hid and I ani perfectly Wilting to grant
- her that privilege, lot young ladies have such ade
,r sire -to be pradicaL .
it Iltere is one quftlit.o that *Rh- tti ask he'yind
e that is whether there is anYfi.A. in the Susquehanna,
. 7 along where she lives,, for-if there is I intend to go
e , up that way fishing lanky( these dais. I do like
h to fish, are there no advantages around her for that
,I .. .
liar:iditor isn't there some .fine that toil tan
coax .to vrrite,a song to me from some a !granter
ry glen' or other ; for gs floated' has some pretty
Nary" to sing to Min.-thus Monopolizing all the
.. - riatirets, - - whkih I &lei-lite ranch. tgo in formy
•share, arid ibtiold`be mcielf abled to tome sweet
II Wrenn -4 % Enna" or tiers *gaily" ff AN would
via* her lyre to the tune of Torrqproot. By the
way, Mary didn't suhniniiter tfult flattery : ii et-
tfittit this i 3 i trifling letter, Mr. Editor, peikoetriog,
bet little uptibilc intereet," bit Wl* for a real up,
Rsid•down SeAMP yours
one next time. you
-Psoistecr limt., Sep. 11150 Tom Snort
e A Caarove Norton.—Theo folimeing fremt
L re ennotry paper, mil is not only good sense, but ci
e **measure, crinsicar poetry
I , • 3 lie who road and coin& to - pay,
Shall ,read , nein evader day—
Settle Who will not plank the cash,
L Though his name hr on our subectipthm hod, we
*ball be compelled, however, reliatibmtly; to maim
beam* . (graterzoos.—To saltas W
AY how 40:Meis. , To ask a lawyer if be ever
odd lie •To aska doctor how many persons he
, has killed. To ask a Minister whether he ever did
anything' wrong. ' To ask a merchant arbether be
Error cheabsda Anastomer., ,To ask -11Z1 editor .the
mune of any of his ocansepteder. To task &young
lady ithetherahe mould like . a bean. 21 oak., a
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PLAN OF ORNAMENTAL PLANTING.
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TUE OLD ROCHESTER NURSERT..
Tux Nurserree of Western New York rank among
the best and most extensive in the' country, and
are very justly becoming celebrated, both at home
and abroad. Many of these establishments--espel
Molly those located in or near Buffalo, Bochester,
MaCetion and Geneva—have acquired considem
bleinotoriety, and are known to be well stocked
with choice and extensive collections of fruit and
ornamental trees, shrubs. &c. This tot onlf shottcs
that t 4F.e business ears but is etidence of enterprise
tm the part of nurserymen—to say nothing of tha
pecaliar adoption of our soil Sand climate to the
production of:healthy and thlifty trees or almost
every variety. The nurseries of Rochester and vi
cinity probably exceed both in number and extent,
those of any other malt in the Shim. Of each of
these-we propose to Make brief mention, in such
order as we may find leisure to visit and take note
of the contents of the same. Our remarks will be
confined, generally, to sech statkical facts as any
one might gather during' a brief visit to each estab
At present we will speak of the "Old Rochester
Nursery" of Mr. SAMCEL MooLsou, situated on
North Clinton, Norton arid Parker Streets, one mile
and a half north of Main street, and about half a
mile east of the Steamboat Landing On a recent
visit ' this establishment, we were agreeably Fur
pris not only at its extent*. but the quality and
vari of its contents—indicating. good manage.
ment on the part of the proprietor, and the growth
of the nursery business in our vicinity. The Nurse
ty covers over forty scree, comprising a great va
rimy of soil, from a gravelly loam to a stiff.clay.—
an advantage in the culture of different kinds of trees
and shrubs. i - .
The above engraving represents one Cl the 4tiarci
forming the chief front of the •.f. ursery. The front
of the plot is planted with small herbaceous plants,
ands the rear with conifers. There are about a
dozen small squares, each cintt being perfect in itself
with centres broken by a diversity of figures—some
61 which, like the one above, are laid out in the
modern style of easy carves, prodUcing an artistic
and agreeable effect. We think our readers may
take a useful hint from the iitustration ,. as to the
manners' of laying out and planting omrmental
grounds' fronting 4m the public highway. '
The Gmaitental Department contains flerhcps a
hundred thousand items. Conifers are iarzely
grown. Der, Rhododendron, Ivy, and theelass of
broad leaved evergreens have received considera
ble attention, being grown from see.!s. The as.
sortment of roses, phloxes, dahlias, box edrgs,
deciduous trees, &c., is highly. screJitable.
The Fruit Tree department is fa more catnpletS
and extenFivi, than we expected. • The arrange
ment and cultivation of the various kinds and va
detects, exhibit good taste and a correct knottledr i
of tree culture. or Apple trees, there are about a
hundred thousand of the jnstly eelebt6ted Northern •
Spy, and froth three to four hundred thousand of
other soda. Of the Cherry,. over fifry thamtancl.—
The assortment of Pears is very superior. There
a being worked on quinee'slockt lot pyramidal
plear trees, fifty thon_satittould perhaps double that
number on the pear. Pear Feedings as receive a.
due share of atkmtion. We obtserved.a beantiful
*square, which the foreman estimates at . about a
hurraferTamt twenty thou muld plants ,, ;all laving
the aEipstittanee of being very figortnia and thrifty.
The plum and apple Flings were also fine. In.
deedrthe - wlmle trte . de rtment . of the Nursey in
dicsitence*cefienitnanggernetiti and vre regret that.
the liinited lime,ot oar visit did not admit of-Our •
taking more particular note of the PIIIT6. • lii. well
Worth a visit by all interested in tee Arid fruit
In one ettertAl of the nursery gronnils, we noticed
aboirt three qnnriersaof an acte of the celebrated
Giant Ilhnbarb, cultivated fut: selling petioles in the
Rocbever market". The product of this patch.'
standing on the ground, sold this season for over
one- hundred dollars, the purchaser gatheiing the
stalk. ,We have not heard of so considerable a sale
of pie plant, in these parts heretofore. Thin,proin
must be large—and the sale of such a quantity
proves the article to be in demand." We may re
mark, vow, that we have alluded to this plant, that
the Giant Rhubarb produces no seeds, being a male
plant. Its petiole's ant some three times - the size
of those - of the common sorts, and preferable in
other respects. - •
But we must.close this somewitat.disiointed na
Ike- We ;elvise oar readers to Tisk this estatdish
men', sialitue for themselves the vaiiirtr and quali
ty of its trees, shrubs luta
_plants. : •
Mr, Des, pilltctiow Of th is placejtartagent ter
this ciiebystid 117:Fsmy, and has recei*ed from our
CiliZBoB many ordem which have beien tilled to their
satisfaction. All orders warranted to pre satisfac
An lintractit:e - Sketch.
It th e duty of mothers to sustain- the reserseei
fortune. Frequent and sadden as-they have 'been;
in our own Countrhil is important that young fe
males should possess sotneeMployment, by which
they might obtain a livelihood its .case they - should
be reduced to the necessity of supporting them
ielves. When .fcmales are suddenly reduced from
affluence to povl.ity, how pitiful, contemptible, it
is to see the mo ther desponding or lelpless, ant
permitting tier daughters to embarrass those whom
it is their duty to assist and sheer. '
" I have lost my whole fortune," said a merchan t
as he returned one evening to his home; " we can
no longer keep our carriage. We must leave this .
large house. The children Can no longer go to el•
pensive school: Yesterday I was a rich than ;
day, there is nothi ,, Er I can call inv own."'
" Dear husband;'' said (he wife, " we are still
rich in each other and our children Money 'may
pass away ; but God has given as a better treasure
in these article hands and loving hearts"•
" Dear father," said the children, "do not look
so sober. We will help you . toltet a dirtng."
"What can you do ; poor things?" said he.
"Ypu shall see.! an s wered several voices, celt
is a pity if we have been•to school.for nothing.. We;
can the lather of ,eieht children be pearl - We shall
work and makdyou rich again."
" I shall help:" said the,„!'nengg.irl, fierily four
years old. " I -shall not have any new 'things,'
bought. and I shall sell ing great dull"
The heart of` the hlshand and father, which had
sunk within his bosom like a stone, was lifted up.
The sweet enthusiasm of the semi cheered him.;
and hiit nightly prayer was liked song of praise.
They left their stately house : The set cants Were
distnissrii Pictures and plate, rich : carpets and
furniiiire were sold . and she who had been ihem ie.
tre,ts of the triansion, shed no tears.
" Pay every tle$1;" eairl she": " let no :one sur.
fet through and we' may 'be happy.'
Ile rented a treat cottatze, and a smell piece of
ground, a few tniles froni the ritj. WITh the aid
of his sm !t. he cultivated est:etables for the Market.
I lie viewed 7 delight and astonisment the neon.
r‘omy of hi: wife, itotured :14 she had beet: in wealth,
and the efficiency which his daughters soon acgai•
nailer her trainitar.
The eldest instructed the honsehokl, and alFo as.
Fisted the young children—besid, 'They executed
various works, which they had learned as accom
plishments, but which they Sound could be dispott
ed of to advantage. They, embroidered, with taste,
Some of the ornamental parts of female apparel,
which were readily sold to a merchant:in the city.
They coif tra.ted flowerF, Fent bouquets to marke t
in the earl tat conveyed he vegetables; they plai 7
ted straw, they painted maps, they executed plain
needlework . 1 Every one was at her post, busy and
cheerful. The litle cottage was like a tiee.hire.
" I never enjoyed 'shell health before," .said the
t. A lid i . ccal . never 50 happt bfforti,". *aid the
" We never knew how many things we coulkl
do, hen we lived hi the grand honse," said the
children, " and we love each nrher a 'great deal
bend*. herd. You Call us your little bees."
'es," replied the lather, " and jon make just
such honey at the !wart roves to teed on "
Economy as well ad induary wasstricdk observ.
ed ; nothing wag wasted, Nothing unnecessary
was purchased. 11th eldest d.iughter beesme as
sistant tear her in a disting,nished seminary,Und.the
-second took her place as instructress to the family:
The dwelling, which had always been kept
neat, they were Soon able to belcsify. Itsconstrne
lion was improved, and 'the sites and .flowering
trees were replanted arotinilit.. Thernetchlud was
,happier.under his _woodbine covered porch in
summer's evening than the, he hScl been in his
showy dressing room. ' • . •
4 1 We are new thriving and prosyerous," said he,
shall we return to the city 1"
(- Oh nee' was the urratnirrous reply. •
• "Let as remain," said the wise, a where we
have found health and7contentment."
" Father," said the youngest," utt we children
hope you are not going to be rich again i for then,°
'he added, "we little ones were 'shot up in the
ritirsery and not see much of you or mother; . Now
we all live together, and ect.ter, who loves us,
and we learn to ba industrious and, useful. We
were none of us happy when we were rich, arid
did not work. Sni rather, please not be-nc,ii any
The mind thr is open for currOctiora imd deter
mined to pursue Truth wherever . obe luny Olt§
will.deriire lesions . , ten frOwitts own misokites,
Which may prate salutary to . itaielf and to Itoi