Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, July 19, 1851, Image 1

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urban Morning, 3n4.. 19, ` 1851.
(For the Bradronl Reporter.)
Old T i me and DMne Fortune together one . ; came,
Dame Fortune began of Old Time to coMplaiii: •
"she often had fortunes for men in design,
And often :hey lost them for wantof more time
she often had fortunes that men should have made,
Mut time kept on moving , their rightsffiltinvade.
And fortunes might often be made in one day,
Andthen so hard-heaved you sdatch'd time away
zYou render my fortune as fickle As game,
And surely I think I've a right to complain;
And man would oft hail me as almost divine,
As now I rule fortune it' I could rule time."
-"Ah ! then brother Fortune, I'd have the world
fm never too fast, and I'm never too slow; [know,
And none that are righteous of me can complain,
A. first in creation, I'm always the same.
\l give of my time each a portion to keep,
And set :hem a country they cannot outleap ;
If fortune did likewise £m sore-we should have
Our subjects each wiser and better to` live.
But causes and reasons I will now explain,
Andshow you that neither of us should have blame:.
since man is a mortal and not made divine,
Men never keep fortune ivho fool away time.
Hut all those mho keep ` it with prudence and care, ,
HaVe always enough dd something to spare.
If you give a fortune, though ever so fine, •
No one ever keeps it who squanders his time.
And fortunes are worthless, although you may give,
While foolishly s!pand'ring the time they should live.
Some take of me time like the prodigal son„ ,
And when they receive it. full gallop they run,
Tu spend it so foolish in folly and vice,
And value my time at a very low price.
No laws can restrain them, though purely divine,
They never learn fortune's are made out of time;
In cursing and raffia!, say fortunels-hard
From participation are always debarred. •
Some take of me time which they idle away, .
In ranting or sporting, or some foolish play ;
If Those you give fortune, you caase them to weep
For loss of a treasure they never can keep.
N , one keeps a fortune but such as are wise,
And nine make goorths'e of as onward it dies,
ranili at the vapors, although they may shine
As fortune they value, they value their time.
some you give fertune who cheat apd defraud
And think fortune's treasure it never outlaw'd;
lnd such; tho' they glory, soon downward descend
As ill-gotten treasure will soon have an end.
lizny gain fortune - by measures unjust. ,
Thtir time they are spending at last to be cursed;
Hut few wi ll keep fortune, and few their time prize
The world may act foolish, but we should be wise.'
MoNnoe, Et.y, IF5t.
At thou sn uc'ar unit) me, and yet t cannot behold thee'.
A .. .thou so neatunto me, and yet my voice does not reach Inc
Among the beautiful islands in the British Chan
ad, off the coast of ".vine.clad France," there ysi
the which has made large contributions to our prai
rie. It is a bright emerald on the bosom of the
blue (*wean, kept always freshly green by the sun
s Line and the spray. It is the hive of a swarming,
tot by no means starving population . ....lts stray
cherish it in their memories as the home
r' all things' beautiful—" the borne of their child
hoort " Over the ocean rave" they look
r. g mark to it, and kindle into a glow of patriotism.
hanlly wax warmer, were dm favorite
Ole limited by the boundaries of The Chinese Ern
instead-af the few narrow miles.
The ioliabitants of t6p Freni, whose language
ey speak wull some peculiarities of dialect, and
form and features they resemble their continental
'elghbnrS m urh more than the subjects of Victoria,
whose sway they proudly own.
111.3 12 , esnily-shaded street of this village-like isle,
, etired from the bustle of business, yet giving a
21impse of the sea, stood a vine-hum: cotlar_ro the
home of Christine S—. Christina was a
. short,
stis.browned, but rosy-eheeked girt of 'seienteen,
`NM ex es as bright and awl; as "sharded•beetles,"
and a luxuriance of glossy brown hair, offsetting a
face as me:7 and good-humored as you might find
among a thonsand. It was no great wonder that
Christine .hould " rail in love," though her parents
;owned 'Ton it; add no wonder that the-, sailor
youth, who oa . Sunday evenings walked horde
along the turf path by her side, shodhlhave fancied
that eve n a portionless girl, such as her, was an in•
estimable portion.
Christine was no heroine of romanee;' shO was
a simple I•armers daughter, who to tethered". het
own cow in the yard in summer time; made the
family huller arid cheese from her ovt'n hands' milk:
ng; and acted in all respects the part of a good
little household fairy; in the kitchen as WOO iii the
'hest room."
' But the tather and mother of Christine' had little
will to give her away to a " lad" Lis boor eSfier .
sed—ason of the ocean, too,' whose amiable, hoes
est face was his only passport to-their !aver t So
thorns sprung up thick and and high in the path Of
toe young couple's "true lore;' -
Mere than once did Jacques steal an horn to-ray
;.' o ° - bye t. Christine, unknown to her father, the'
'most under the rine-drooping eaves; nod many
line did the poor girl's tears fall-fast and ,warm
Nius, shoulder, as she thoughLaf the winds and
`races that would toss hits, while she wee ehed 7
derin g their threatening, far away in her lonely
11 will not be for alwais,Christine!" the hope.
CA Jacques would say,tonsolingly:' "Mrs Anti
" happiness and a little hem for ourseiv . es by
And patiently was ever" hard4amed 'penny of
the industrious seaman p 0 .into 114 lund for 'the
future. pis commies, in trod saiforlashion,langh+
r. , 1 and jeered at his suddenly eloserl parse; but
' ll matter; ho bore all untihaled;CanJ toiled on
11"ugli runshitur and through storm, that he might
:Atth that humble goat of Inimost aspiring wishes.
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Oqce at parling, jut Areiv a, , filain gold • ling upqr:t
Christine's third finger. rft • was a seal- "of.the be.;
trOthal, which the Custoitis or the island had tram
time immemorial, enjoin ,
ed:and held sacred.--
Christine hid it in die most secure comer of, her
Most secret drawer,,tsell knowing that its simple
gleam 'would be the , gledtrio flash to- awaken the
tempe4 of her lathers iwratit: Every night she
peeped at it ;.and every night it eeerneil iq,reproach
‘iitb faithlessness to its giver,- in disowning to
he world his place in heart
Orreimoming-early; Christine came down oo her'
dirties with d baiting . heart, and a ring OAr,
chubby right :. hand., Furtively glancing fromun.
der her dark eyelashes; tend blushing with 'the el.
fortio lack unconcerned, she, seated herself at the
breakfast table, to encounter her fathbr's tenor bod
ing eye, ,wilicbsoon fastened its gaze . upon her tin
"Where did. you get that ring?" he eiclaireed
abmpily, thumping down his half drained bil:diee
cup•upgn the bare oakeu table.
"h was given me," timidly, 'but decisively te;
plied Christine.
"Given you l" he repeated, a flush purpling his
forehead. Dare, you wear Jacques Lery's ring be
fore ;Tip eyes, to pretendyourself his? Off with it,
I say 1.4'11 never own you, the betrothed of that
" But I will be, and I shall keep the ring!" reso
lutely' exclaimed the little damsel, with heaving
chest a,nd cprting lip. "I love Jacques, and he loves
me; and we 'shall be married sem day, if God
wills! I shall be nobody's wife but his, and I shall
.wear this ring to let everybody know it, too!"
Gleams flashed from her sparkling black . eyes,
that might have warned her father of the wisdom
of reserving his remonstrance for another time anti
place. But the overcharged °leucite( wrath waits
not usually the fitting hour to burst. "Thunder and
lightning, whirlAind and store)," raged around
her fora few moment!, iihaking, but to more firmly
rost the resolution of her heart, and then she took
refuge in an escape to her chamber.
To use her own expreisive language, she "cried
all day long, and all night, tco." Jaques was far
away upon the sea; and had he been nearer, her
pride of character would have hindered her from
turning to him for help. That pride did not think
itself too much humbled, in going to fill, under the
roof of another, the stajioc she had,tilled at home
from, her childhood. Tier parents and friends curl
ed their lips at her idea. of "going out to service,"
as we term it; and ridiculed and scolded her in
turns, but in vain.
She left the humble roof she was born under, not
without a severe struggle and many scalding tears,
to take a few steps in-i.fite world alone. Now the
tide of her hle begat! •to flow more calmly. A
pleasant home and kind pairons she found, who
would not throw a feather - Ili the way of her cher
ishe4 hopes and . purposes.' More as a daughter
than a servant, she moved about her tasks, singing
110%7 over her neivly•scrubbed kitchen
and now over her wheel, irt-the sunshine of .snm•
mer, where it fell throoglObe western casement. .
Jaques Came home it 'last, to claim his island
bride. iltit so cliggingly did she plead with him
to forsake. tea life ttif' the ocean wave," . and so
brightly did fancy paint for him a fireside shared
with her, that he resolved to change his ealling, and
try what a sailor's stout arm could win on terra
firma. But not there; every inch of the island soil,
was too precious for his slender wallet to lean to-
I must take one more voyage, Christine," said
he, after some consultation with neighbors and
friends, ( to ilia Lakes of America; and it I like
the country, our home shall be there. ,But I must
marry you.nowiny Christine. I cannot leave you
sciuneared for ; and then I will come back for you."
Christine had few objections to_make, her erq.
ployers had none; and as for her parents, their in
dignation had quite calmed into composure, and
eren into complacency, since her resolute deter..
mination in favor of the young seaman. They
even went so far as to bestow upon his of rightness
and energy a little of the admiration it.
Christine stood -Alp at the side of Jacques iu their
parish church, on a calm Sabbath evening, and an.
other ring, besides the ring of betrothal, vas put
upon her finger. It was a thick, heavy, orange
hued circlet, Stich as our greaGgrandmothers show
us; none of the
. pele, delicate, lemon tinged, dia.
mond-eyed jewels of modem make. but a substan
tial golden hoop, stout enough to keep company
with the hand °lite misintee, through all sorts of
work and weather ; for there is a Son of supersti:
Coos regard attached to the wedding ring among
the peasantry of Europe. I have known .a sensible
young French woman thrown into a raver of fore.
boding at losing this • ringi sure that lte tie of her
life and love was to be broien by the' toss ofits
'seal. And, when; alter the lapse of three years or
Incite r it was found imbedded- in the bank of the
stream where she had dropped it, her gmtituda and
joy sWelled almoSt to intoxication:,
JaCques Leroy left his Christine in the same hum
ble vocation where he had wedded .her, set
saillor the new world: I do not - know that any
wild emotions 'of repair° swelledhis, Ineast, when
he first caught sight of the continent, to • look on
which Coluribus risked his life, and *on an im.
mortality of fame. 1 strongly seemed, that honest
Jacques' eye was moref o intent upon the blue nnotin.
tains and green aweils that bound it.' Yet I know
the image of Christine rode there, in his head, to
duo* the reflation of bAauty and love over its
rudest associatiens. - •
Jalques went his cheerful' way la thewilds or the
west, via river, canal and Jake.,_,ile tide of
enrestmices and .of imigratien (at that date), bore
him into the mining region ofclilinois.: Here bib
ready will and strong arm found patronage and
payment imniediateiv • '
Ere five irienths" had passed One-of the few shed
letters egoken from his heart to far away bridfis
(kw ocean postage .aras:a sheavrburdien to a poor
emigrant's purse ''then—would that it'-were less
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tehiloh'4lfiting his' residence at that spot. Yet
his engagerahnts Would not permit' him 10 - leave
. 4 lime. It you cad' make uff - your Maid to
come.. on without it :Added,: fe l We . can meet
much sooner—. You, had better come. with —,
and naniihg some neighbors who were
abmit to leave the *CU isle - for the same region:
" But wait , fill you, hear from me again.",
Christine's pulse ,boundeti with-impatience and
delight, whelk she had spittleil otit this dear hula
missive. • To.meel her JactpietA,, , iiin:--ki find the
neal li l e home.she had so often dreamed of, in
the green, wide world of whose ttitauty atld plente
ousness the emigrant's home letters were always
telling—this Was a lot worth-erdssing the °bean to
gain ,
Unluckily, as it yiroved, the families with whom
hes voyage had been purposed; ut off their plans
of sailing to another season. • Chastitie had just
written to flag' effect, and asked Wither advice
about the matter, when she heard of a sudden de
termination of some other friends to sail, and she
took a rash resolution.
" I, will surprise lam!" she thought, gleelully.—
could not wish better protectors than these :
and he will be astonished,anddeligh ted to see me !"
The good ship was wingei by the favarite gales
over the restless Allan tic. , Christine, buoyant heart
ed girl that she' was; could have kissed for very
Joy the aril Sandy soil of America that he foot
pressed. In her lend delusion as to the Magnitude
of out United States, She felt that her end-was real.
ly gained—that she was already in the neighbor
hood of the husband who had proeeeded her. 'Her
isle-contracted eyes•had to look upon the jourhey
of many a day, before they Could realize that the
New World was so tiresomely large.
Up the magnificent diorama Of the godson the
party slowly moved, in tow of a strong river steam
er. Christine's girlish curiosity was animated and
delighted; and her lively French ejaculations were
a fond of amusement to her fellow emigrants from
other climes than her own. At Albany she floated
into the great artificial vein of New York—the Erie
canal—at that day the thoroughfare of rich and pcor
to the West.
The terrors of a voyage on the " raging canal"
must, of course, be few; but Christine was startled
froin her shalt the first night, by a rumbling that
she could by no means understand, while the water
without was dashing with a formidable sound:
" Qu'est es que c'est ?" she called from her cur.
tained corner. Bat she could comprehend little of
the answers which various English and Irish tongues
,sent her, and her French fellow voyagers were
sound asleep, she wrapped herself in- a warm
shawl, and made her way to the cabin door, just
as the narrow coffin shaped boat was floating even
with the upper shape of the lock. •
"Oh !" she breathed, in a tone of relieved satin.
faction, as she looked on the smoothly rippling wa
ter around; and glancing back to the level from
which She appended, recalling the explanation that
had been given her: "le rentends!" and she group
ed along back to her nook, to dream of home past
and hOme future.
Slowly as the canal boat crept along, Christine's '
patience did not not ontstriii it for she amnsed
herself, in sunshiny hours, bk hang walks on the
level tow.path, tar in advance of the snail-paced
bark, gathering strangetherries and flowers, and
framing all sorts of wondering dreams - about - tier
home in the wildemess—what flowers would bloom
around it, and what cdsmfortslwould blossom within
it. Then in the stinted cabin stie would sit with
her knitting on her needle, chatting when she
could, and making the most of her active eyes
when her ears could give her no information—for
she understood and Spoke few phrases of Aliglo.
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At Buffalo, the party took ship again for a three
weeks' . trip -up the Lakes; few steamboats then
ascended above " the Flats," and the Michigan
railroad was not. .. At Chicago, they bliartered an
emigrants' wagon, with all appurtenances, even to
the water.pail swinging like a pendulum from the
hindmost axle, and went on their way, rejoicing
that it was now so short. Christine's heart took a
happier thrill each night of that journey, in the joy
ful consciousness that it brought her nearer the
haven of her happiness. When the low roofs
and smuks-haloed chimneys of the village of L—
first roomed up to vie* from a distant OA . on
which the wagon halted, she was no longer the first
to ejaculate : her heart was to full for speech, and
her eyes- were full of tears. ,
Oh!_ what is so cruel as disappaintrittnti It is
the eanker that riots on the fairest flowers—the
mildew that fastens on the happiest heart ! And
•so it fell upon Christine's; when, on springing
liom her rude carriage to the door of a former
countryman, she found not the late she had expect.
oil first to welcome her.
P Where is my —;" she commenced i but her
lips were to little accustomed to the word "bus.
band," to speak it without a blush, and she repeat
ad, "Where is Jacques Leroy V'
Why?" [I- give (heir conversation -in, English)
exclaimed her old acqitaintances, starihig in sui.
prised recopitiim._ -"Christine S--, Christine
'Leroy? what chance brorrght you here? Ali ! bow
unfortunate -
" What is-it IA demanded Christine,
glaneingirr trembling dismay from one to another;
for 'she sear that each hatitated, and ar dreadfal
foreboding flashed over her. CN
"Tell me it Jacques is—il fie is dead i surd she
grasped the arm of her host almost fiercelY.
• oh,' no, never!' certainly MA f" burstlfroni the
Circle at one breath. u. But he is not - Imre: 7o e
went away two [lima ago!" .
• Chnitine tented dizzy, .and sunk baik upon
settee. :4.g,Foolish girl . that 1 am?'?,,ishe ejaculated;
"be.bastriesievee the-ocean to fetclurne t"?
not' Sofiad as
,that -oh, I 'hope not!" re.
plied her hostess, 'tuft*: did intend:fa
sail for several. weeks yul.„ ‘Whydie. wrote to you
t o wait for him, and teldiou4ll about it 1 . 11 t
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" I 'Voter got the tetterr ' eobbea,Christine now
now quite overcome by:. the • sudden., rettetton of
hope's' excitement; ._ • • -11
"Take heart, dear child!" Airier] her
soothingly. *l's easily, to. be brought; tt.nly
hundred miles- away!" •
' go to him Pexelaimed she, starting p im
"No, oh no! stay here -unlit we send loc him;
that is best !"
trust .nobotly.elsel I will. iritt4m and
that to morrow !" she persisted: •
.The morrow saw Christine, srmgli• pack . ed n the
wagon of a stranger emigrant family, set out on her
long and tedious journey. Well for her hope and
patience, that she saw not then how long that jour.
ney must-be; She-passed over virgin prairies, and
thrOtigh almost trackless wools, and with a sort of
dreami"admiration, always wishing the eiid were
come. It was no easy matter to light upon her
husband's second home; the limits of the settle
ment named were large ; and when, after some
search, they fotind the-place of his brief abiding,
the bird had flown.
Now she was among strangers, indeed; stran
gers who spoke not her 'argue—who read not her
bead. A less resolute spirit would have sunk down
in despair , at least for a time. But Christine only
baptised a new resolution in a feiV nuke womanly
tears. ,
"lie must have-pone to ChiCagci, le sail .for
guinpe," she reasoned.' "1 will track him there."
Nell was it fiir her that her small earnings had
been wisely ,hoarded for years, and no bridal tbiselry
had drained the little fund that no* sustained her
efforts. At Chicago she found him—unt; but hear
ing that he bad , " gone north," she left her name
and tale of distress behind her, and embarked for
another port.
• ~D o you knott . anything, of Jacques Leroy ?' He
i a Frenchman, of the Isle mine hus
band, and him I cannot find r• • •
Such were the questions the lips of poor Chris-
tine became weary of asking, day after day, and
week iffier week, as from place to place she!pur.
sued, on the wings of hope, the fleeting shadow
of her best beloved.
The Cdptaina and sailor of all the nowt lea:rned
her name and story : And kind words many a time
fell on her ear, in tones which she could underaiand
better than the sentences they • veiled. One star
soon dawned npon her discouragement, though it
led her intd a still more intricate labyrinth. She
found that her husband had been aware of hit ar•
rival and her anxiety, and was seeking, her ;with
the same eagerness of pursuit. Certainly wisdom
Would have told her to cease her jciutneyings glen ;
and whit for him to follow her track and find her.
But her impatience.urns too eager forthesec oaitsels
of prudence.
It was laugbable in the memory, but:iterioiis in
the reality—that chase and counter-chase up and
down, back and forth, among the seaports and
principal towns, over prairies and into nooks
and corners, which followed. Poor Chrisline's
heart grew fainter every day. She could scarcely.
lift her eyes, for shame, when sheencoonters fl in
strangers whom she had met so often in her search,
although she knew that in snch recotint6rs lay al
molt her only hope of tinal.succiss. "I link," she
long afterwards told me,' dey will believed have
not any husband !" • _
ilidliiieWS`hlitdobliTeTralliiiorde o fpoot
Evangeline— the fire of perpetual disappointment,
that purges the dross from.the martyr heart orrearth,
and transfiguers a mortal to en angel this side the
vale of Death ; that lot wss spared her.
One day she beard:that Jacques had been passing
wo days in the town of R---, at the house of d
friend who knevi all the troublens Story of both,
and had , often given her sympathy and shelter in
her wanderings. With the buoyancy of assured
certainty—lor she was very near the spot—she
made her wayswiftly thither, and almest flew into
the presence - 01 her friend.
"Oh !" was his .seartled ejaculation, as lie start
ed up on seeing her, and clasped his hands depre
ciatingly. Christine, who comprehended too well
the import of 0 e gesture, stopped Shen, and burst
into more bitter tears than ever.
" Poor you shill not go roaming about
again !" he exclaimed, sympathisingly. " .laeques,
the foolish fellow, I cottldn't keep him; but
hold you fast enough. Left only half an hour ago
I will go myself tofetch him back, and take the
fleetest beast in
F i Will go tool".ertitl Christine, - rising tremut•
" No, that you tall not do. Be. quiet rest easy!
You have been_ oroseing.each other's track these
mtinths, and enough of it you have bad tor
your !idly, both of you. Fit not stand pajavering
nerw, hut—pwife keep your eye on brir,, and don't
tether stir a step front the house.!"- and snatching
his 11th, the , kind dictator rushed through' the
outer door. •
Saerptes Leroy iealously pursuing his -06 y
along the prairie road, abOu't seven miles away
from It—, relf muffled up from the autumn
blasts, and 'coiling on the smiling .blue sky which
bent over the iputs.fiauus of a.bride that had beVn
flitting so illusively, before bim, viten he caught a
faint Ig halleol",:frotti tithlfi he htillriirst telt behind
tie raised his .ear from its .epveloping collar, and
listenteued wistfully fora moment i then remarking
to his companion, , I§entie hunter," 'tie likely," he
relasped into his former attitude.
" Halloo! -stop ! hold on there; comrade!" Tang
Out neartr, - and'lairly startled-t4e.ateed, he sudden.
ly reined up.
- reeking twee Waited atoigaide,:•fteeked .. .With
foam; s ioffeiced brfa , rattling - . rveggon, in which a
trian.atirtetl.oo; ;wttlt.a 60 . rutted 'and 'ridtant
as thltirnit*at.
6 , Mit : ha
,f a fine fellow you are! running awiy
freitifyotaittiristilie,"' it this 'rate! l'totd pais- 5o;
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Onistitital Are' The usually quiet JaeqUes
slatted alrnostout tits bat and cloak.
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"I*,'Christine, mans! Pack tourself ioto my
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carfin'a hairy, or be away to the ends o f the
earth on jrour (tack, before we re:l(th her.. Gee tip,
Tom !" and lie bestowed a tihack that sent the
animal plUrc t ing up the sleep of the bluff. " I told
You so, told—but his triiinipliant chuckle die
away in the tattle of the cart wheels , •
Christine sat, all the is hile. leaning against a pane
of a small windoii, seireely conscious of either
hope o'r fear; her faculties were bound np in the
intensity of watching. Many a whidwind of dust,
and many a distant carriage rattle cheated bet head
inter° quick, suffocating throb, before this 'right ode
heralded a 'jaded, dripping horte—a waving red
handkerchief; and.then—
" 11 vient 1" she cried, springing wildly from her
seat: Yes, he comes at last! 'Tis his face, his
step, his, that rings on the threshold ! I cannot tell
you anything mote of the meeting. Chrietine her
self never described it to me,
, save by the elo
quence of a starting tear; never attempted the ut.
terance of what was unutterable in her heart. It is
not only the soul ot , eialted sensibilities that hides
gems of feeling, too sacred io wear-the veil of words.
The rudest, most uncultivated human spirit has a
capacity for joy or woe, which the hand of an angel
could neier, fill—the said 'of an angel could never
Speak !
Christine and her Jacques came to our Prairie tie
la Fleur: and in the confines of its grove they gave
a "local habitation" to the little home their hum
ble visions had shadowed forth. Not largely in
debted to the roxinies of civiliiation was that home,
to be.sure. It was built of logs—bin then it was
nicety and tightly built; and it was neatly kept and
garnished inside by the busy hands of the little
cheerful matron. Tall trees, ar3und, shel . ered it
from the hearts of summer, and the storms of ;win.
ter howled not tod fiercely there.
A little patch in front bedrs the squdshes, sweet
corn ant melons, watched and watered every sum
mei. by Christine'S one especial care. One little
bank, just under her bit of abed-room window, is
thickly sown with flower:seeds , f
-rum the gieen
island over the tea ;' and she never wearies of nour
ishing, cherishing and admiring, these exiled pets
Of her childhood. Wild ;uses spring•np without
call at the very gate, and nameless vines curl over
the brush fence, and up the rough corner of the cot.
The voice of prayer has hallowed that lowly home;
and the-incense of thanksgiving has gone up from
the' hearts that had taken the- Angel of Content.
ment (or the guardian genius of their humble hearth.
Do you wonder that Jacques and Christine have
been happy—that they are happy still ?
Fixelicv tV CoivvensvrioN.Roll an empty bar:
rel down the hili,and what a rattling noise it makes
—Sq with. an empty carriageiver the pavements.
So also wittran empty head. When it contains a
few scattering ideas every body can hear them rat
tle. Yon can almost see them, when the lellow
who carries such a head passes by you. Have you
not such an individual in your mind's eye? We
.have. His name May be Dick or Jim, Bill or Joe
—but he is the same everywhere—he wags the
same tongue, shoots forth the same ideas. He thinks
he is wise, Nit everybody else thinks otherwise.
Had he real knbwledge he would talk Jess and say
more. Generally, a man of sterling talents talks
but very little, yet every word tells. Addison was
a per.,nri of this descr),ption._tiewasviways n" .
barrasted Seine of our best living
authors--mien of genius and talent have been no.
ticed for their paucity of words in common conver
sation.. Yet men who know scarcely more than
that twice two make four are always rattling oil
words, and pass for persons of some consequence.
They utter sentences without meaning, and words
that would puzzle an editor to understand.
An incessant talker we always" avoid. In his
presence we Joel about as happy as on the brow of
a cataract—only there is some sense in the latter. office or store, what ismoritrying than ti per.
son with the gift of gab?—what but a stra g gling
musician under your wiritlow, or a tiddler in your
garret 1
. •
Cutuosrry Cuitrateir.—Thei cariosity of the
child is the philosophy of -the man—or at left, to
abate j sentewhat of so sweeping a generality, the
on9.4pirit very generally grows into the other. 'the
farmer is a sett cif pilot balloon, a little thing, to be
sure; but a critical ono uevertheless, and pretty
surely indicative of the height, as well as the diree
lien to be taken by the more fully expanded mind ,
Point ant to me a boy of original, or what wonid
generally be coiled eecentilis habits, kind of rum
bling about, a haunter of the wood-side anti river
bank ; prone to collect what be out,and
then on his return to shut himself Op hi hi= room,
and make eXpericeentil upon his gatherings—to in
quire into the 'natitral-history of each according to
its kind er- point such name out to nie, and I should
have no diffieOlty in pronouncing hint, without the
aid of physiognomy, to be rd far better augnry than
his. fellow, who does but pore over his books, never
dreaming that there can be tiny knowledge beyond
them. 01,sueli stun as thhi, were. all out
, phileso.
pineal geniuses, from Newton to tliaiy; and NI,
from the nature they must generallY be.
Anti no wonder. The spirit that is powerful enough
to cheese, ay and to take its own course, instead of
retigning tlii: title, nitist'be a ieit powerful.
spirit indeed—a BpitiV of right excellent protnise.
" Don't pnt ton much confidence in 1 iover'i
vo*s a» t 1 Ws, Partington to her niece ;
" let him' teltyou that you have lips like, strawber
ries and cream,-Cheeks like a Carnation, and eyes
like an nstetisk, but iiuclt things'oftenet Crim e from
tender Bead !ban from a leader heart, "I
A Unit Catt.; 'pat ties! het fifth year, while
eltattin,g aboat iNti beani that visited two of the sex
in.the Sal2lo house, of-ntore mature age, being ask-,
ea, if! What da yoir "Wean by beaux', Anne ri' . retilfed
ct ty mean' nien! that . have not ;got' mutii Reinter . '
- That is an obserileg little 7i - it iLitslteltves shelf
matte a seesible Welnans.
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One of the men, taking a : large earthen vessel
With , a capacious
,mouth, filled it u:ith ,sTalaCian4
hinted it tipsitle down, when alt the ,water flowed
out, but the moment it was placed ; with the aton a l
upwanl,: it beeatnealwaytt . , then emptied
it, alloWing 'any 'ripe to inspe.4 . it who
This being doge, 'he desired one of the pirty . to
fill it up. his reyiest was
,obeietA. not
a drop 'of Watei fldweil,..and upon tumittLit op, In
our astonisment it xvasieinpty These,and sinular
- wereleVeral times repeated ;- and so,
skillfully 'We're Managed •thel altliough.any . ,ot
its whaelose we're allowed to upset the vessel
When full, Which i;:e did many times, upon revels :
ing it no water wasto be seen: and Yet no appearance
of dny liairing escaped. I examined, the jarAare.
fully when empty, but detected nothing that•woulik
lead to 4 diacoirerY Of the inirsteri. I.was allowed
to retain and fill it myself; still, upon taking it uP,
all was -Void within ; so that, how the water had
disappeared, and where it had been Cortv'Yead
were problems that. none of us xwere able to ea -
potind. The vessel employed by .the ; juggler on
this occasion was the common earthenware Of the
country, roughly made; and in order to convince
us thdt it had not been especially made for the pur
pose of aiding his Clever deceptions ) be.• permitted.
it to be broken in our presence. The kra,gnients
were then handed around for the inapectiors4B;hia
higlineSs, Anil party Present with him. The next,
thing done was still more extraordinary. A large.
basket was. produced,. in Which was put a lean
'hungry Parish slat. After a hips of shoot a minute
the basket was removed, and idle appeared with a
litter of little puppies. These were again.covered,
and 3p6n raising the roagio basket, a goal was pre
sented to our view. This was succeeded, by a pig,
in the full vigor of existence, but which,.afler being
covered for the Usual time, appeared .with his throat
cut. It %VP, however, soon restored to life, under
the mystical shake of the wicker covering.. What
rendered these sudden changes so extraordinary
was, that no one stood near the basket but,the jug
gler who raised and covered the animals with it.—
When he concluded his exploits, there was. noth-
ing to be seen under it, and what became or the,
Jiflerent an i mars which figured in this ainazing de
ception was a question which puzzled all.. A man
note took a bag of brhss balls, which he threw,,
•one by one, into the open air, to the number of
thirty-five. None of theni appiared tn return. , When
he had discharged .the list, there was a pause tor
at least a - minute. He then made a variety of mo-
tions with his hands, and at the same time grunted
forth a sort of barbarous chant. In a few seconds
the balls were seen to fall one by one, until the
whole of there we placed in the bag. This was
repepeated a Italia dozen times. No one was al
loWed to chine near him while this interesting jug-
gle was 'perforated. A guant looking Hindoo then
stepped forward, and declared he would swallow
a snake; and opening a box, he produced a Cobra
di Capella not less 14n five feet long, and as big as
an infant's wrist. He 4tood apart at some distanco
from us, & life his predecessors would not allow any,
one to appproach him, so that the deception appeared
no longer equivocal. • He then, as it appeared to us,
took the snake, and putting its tail into his mouth,
gradually lowered it into his stomach, until noth t..)he.imsPd..nruz..eArßd r.. ku?ltresPn
lips, when with a sudden gulp he seemed to com
plete the disgusting process of deglutition, and to
secure the. odious reptile within hie body. After .
the expiration of a few seconds he opened hie
mouth, and gradually dreW forth the snake, whiCh
he replaCed in the box.
The next thing that engaged our attention was a
feat of deiterity abomther astonishing. An elder..
ly lady woman, the' upper part of whose body was
entirely uncovered, presenting herself to our notice,
and taking a bamboo twenty 'feet high, placed it
Upright upon a flat atone, and then, .without any
support, elitnbed to the top with surprising agility .
Having done this, she stood upon one leg on the
top of the bamboo, balancing it all the while.
Round her waist she - hail a girdle, to which was
fastenei an iron - socket.' Springing from her up.
right position on the bamboo, she threw herself ho
rizontally forward with each exact preciAnn that
the top of the pole entered the socket of her iron
zone, and in this position she' spun herself round
with a velocity that made me giddy to look at, dm
bamboo appearing all the while' as if supported by
some supernatural agency.. turned tier legs
backwards until het heels toncheil her shoulders.,
and grasping her aeries to het hands; contained
her rotation so rapidly that the mines of her body
was lost to the eye, ands likieoltedJike revolt
ing ball. Having perfornillf.ather teats „eiquallY
eiitiiirdinziry, Silo slid. tioel•n - ho..elastio.sha t , and
raising it iii the air, balanced it itpou'ber hip, Um/
finally piojecteil it te a distance without the
catien 61:her lintids. The nest pei former spread
non the grontal a cloth about the size of a sheet.
After a while it seemed gradaallY raised ; and upon
toting it tip there appeared ifiree,pine apples grow:
a .81 01.1.1 , AAL. astury •air yawn.. -I t" It. -
ghill—Chester Wells. Judson Stephens,
tone— Charles Stephens. • ,
•ands tp—James Decker.
" born--Joseph Powell.
}y -ti=-Benjamin Tears.
es—John Bowman. '' •
alusing—S W' Bites.
dham—PonerNerchant. Wytlys Bronson.
Its—Nathan *Shepherd.
sox—Caleb Shores. . • •
.1 1 17111VISHING DEPOT !
HE subScriberihaying just received a large
Pe?ieurics —Some person who hal a ealina4
ilei•eribing a lie* dinte„ . says, "The
gorgeousglass 6eads . g,lidkneti nit the
heaving tiosoms of :he vilirge belles, ilia pnlislied
rubies resting int the delieate surface_of warm ap
ple dumplirgs."
• A email piece of paper or linen, just moistened .
with 4Capentine and put into duo wardrobe or draw.
Om for a single ditf,(Wo,Octliree times a.year, i. a
sufficient preserviiixe rigktetst moths.
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