Independent Republican. (Montrose, Pa.) 1855-1926, May 24, 1855, Image 1

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I fain - would have if I might choose .
, A mansion, such.a.s farmers . use,
Ofsound old stone, with hanging 'eves,
And casements clambered o'er with leavei;
Fair-but not fine, of ancient guise; •
There shadowing elms around should rise;
Fidl barns, clean stables—nor forgot
'Clear , springs, and dairw-bmg as grot.
' About the pile in thought, I view •
A spreading lawn of freshest hue ; •
And stretching back, in stately-. mien, -
A. garden, with its alleys green; •
Where every herb and every fruit,
mi t may a healthful palate suit,
shall grow in concord with eschtlower
That i raay bese• ern a Jersey bower. " - •
ThenLlet a rippling hmlok flow by
On Whose green margin there may lie
At intervals, a well-hewn scat,
'For pause, amid the noontide heat;
And here and there, as good may seem,
Broad willows weeping o'er the stream,
Or locusts, where, Hi balmy June;
The bees may hum their sleeping tune.
Such be the centre of my reign,
Whence to survey My fair domain; •
But reaching far on every side •
Ileadow and field in circuit wide,
And sombre groves; and thicket grey,
Where I may fly at• height of day.
O'er the enamell'd sward, let stray-
The herd and Hock, at food or play ;.
While thrift, and temperance, and care,
Shall turn the clod, and drive the share,
And sow and reap the Olden store,
Till winter dose the massive door.
Then, when long nights begin to bring
Around the fire, the cheerful ring, -
The crackling billets, flaming . high,
Shall send a gleam to every eye,
Of happy inmates round.the hearth,
Full of warm cheer and healthful mirth..
Here let the hoary grandsire .bask;
And grandame hug her wintry task,
Aud.hardp urchin plan his snare;
And c.hubby girl her doll prepare,
And John, with school-boy tone, rehearse
'tile 'newest tale, in prostor vers=e_ to the Jersey .yoeman free,
Such comforts may there ever be! .
Dies qild skeidies.
Ofall.the house's which 'Martin Kendrick
o,4eci, he used the oldest and . ineanest fur
his ownhubitation. It Was ,an old - tutu hie
d,,wn building on a narruw street, which had
aireatly•lived out more than its,-appointed
tcrui of .service, and was nu - longer fit to
'cumber the groupd.' But ihd owner still
ciatig - to it, the more, perhaps, 'because a, it
;;o4 there in its desolation; unsightly turd
weather-beaten, it. wo 134?. tin6i vmbleni of
Martin, the of i-oltintary
Tr.r.atiun, - sUellis in most cases fullows.9nly
ir. the train of tv - I.extrernest penury, had g;v
eli him a chtitn to the appellation. It !night
be somewhat inconsistent with his natural .1
eriarader that, with the exception of the one
room which he mcupied, the remainder of the
large house wasriett tenantless. After all it
wa's not So difficult to account for. He could
not bear the ide.a of having iunnediate. neigh
bors: Who knots but they might seize the
i,pportunity afforded by his absence, and r o b .
him of the gains of many years which; dis
trusting banks' and other places of deposit,
- he kept in a strong box under his own imme
diate charge., '
Martin bad not always been ; Miser. No
one ever became so at once, though doubt
less the \ propensity to it is stronger in .some ,
than in others. Years ago—so many that at
this time the recollection only came to him
dimly. like the taint sound of an almost fur
gotten tune--years ago, when the• blOod of.
youth poured its impetUous current through
his reins, he married a fair girl whose life he
had shortened by 'his dissipated habits; - and
the indifference and even cruelty to - which
they led...
The day of his wife's death the last rem
nant of the property which he inherited from
his father escaped.from his,grasp. These two
events, either of which brought its own ser
inw, completely sobered him. The abject
cundition to which .he bad reduced himself
vas brought vividly to his mind', and he
formed a sudden resolution, rushing, as will
sometimes happen,' 'from one extreme to the
ether, that as prodigal as his past life had
been, that which succeeded should be spar
ing and penurious in the same:degree,' 'until,
at last, he had recovered his losses, and so far
as fortune went, was restored to the same
posltion which he had occupied at the com
mencement of his career.
But it is not for .man to say ; `Thus
: Cu
?halt thou go . and no farther,' , --49 give ltim ,
self up body. and soul to one engrossing pur
suit, and at the end of a litriited time wean
himself from it. •
Habit grows, by what it feeds on. • It was
nut long before the passion of acquisition &c
-;aired a controlling influence over the mind
of Martin Kendrick:: He reached the point
which he had prescribed for himsel f, ' but it
staved him not. Every day his -privations,
stdimposed though they were; became more.
Pinching; his craving for, gold. more • insatik
ble• Long ago he had rut himself off from'
all friendship—all the pleasures and -ameni
ties of social intercourse.• He made no 'vis
its save to his tenants,, and those only on • Nor were these 'visits of. an
agreeable, character te those favored with
them, for. Martin was not a merciful landlord.
lie invariably detnanded the • uttermost .far
thing that was-his due, 'and neither siCkness
horiaek of employment 'had the.power for
L.tri - oment to soften his heart or delay the ex
ecution of his purpose: His. mind was drawn
into itself, and like an nneultiYated field, was
left to all ..the barrenness of desolation.. Such
,is always the case when the man by his own
act shuts himself out from his kind, foregoes
their sympathy and kind offims, and virtually
SaY 4 , um sufficient unto myself.' . -
Martin had one child, a girl, named Flor.
thee. -At.the time of the death of her moth
er she was- but six years of age.' He had
I..)ted her perhaps, as tritte:-. - -as. it was in his
Power to love any one; and 418 long as she re-.
r , :ai.tied with hint he did not withdraw bim
scillso entirely from human companionship.
at the age of seventeen years she became
L= - oaint e d with a young man: - ---a inechinic—
.-.4iuse favor-her afiktions were enlisted.
11 .. , , , r0p0 5e d for her hand, butler, father s. in
love of gold was strong, on account.of .
14;5- kivertv. drove hint' with scorn from his
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The.young man wail not, to be baulked thua.
He contrived to meet Fkinence secretly, and
after a While persnaded her to forsake her
home and unite her fortunes with his—with.
the less difficulty, since that home offered hut i
few attractions to one lof her age. Her
father's Findignatioti was ;extreme. All ad
vances .towards reconciliation on the =part of
the nes‘fly wedded pair were received with
the bitternesii of wont which effectually pre
vented.; I heir repetitiOn. From that time
-Martin ;Kendrick settled doWn into the cold,
apathetic and solitary , existence which has
been:described abOve.. Gradually the love
of gain blotted out :twin his , memory 'the re
membeince of his children whom he never
met had removed from the city, tho'
he knew it not, and tho total want of interest
;whhih be displayed:respecting them, discour
aged any idea they might have entertained of
informing him.:
• 'lt's a,' Cold - nighty' quOth Martin to himself
as, he sat befime the„leti-st glim Mering which
could be decently .called et fire in the :apart
ment Which be occupied.. He cast a wistful
glance•tOward Ole of wOod• which lay be-
Side the l grate. le lifted one, and I poised it
for a mdment,i acid glinciug, - meanwhile, at
the fire, if he sa-it debating in. Ihis . mind
whether. e had Vest; place it on.. He, shook
his head,l, hewii!reff, ItS if it . were too great
piece of, xtravaglinee to . be thought of, and
softly 143. back. •He then-moved his chair
nearer the fire, as' if satisfied that this would
produce the additional - Warmth' without the
drawback of e3.cpens4. - • •
ialtied,4 cold night. ,IThe - chill
blasts 'swept with relentless rigor through the
street, sending itravellers home with quicken
ed. pace; .I , and causing the guardiaas of the.
public peace, as they stood at their iippointed
stationS t i ko wrap their overcoats t•nore closely
about them, On many a hearth the fire
blazed infioltly,. in composed defiance of that.
sitOr Whri shuns the'abode of opu
-lence, but forces his - unwelcome entry into the
habitations of the pOOr. •
'A child, thinly 'd'ad, was roaming
the streets. ,I:Alery.! gust as it SlNtp ... t, along
chilled hi!r - thrbugh. and through; ',and, at
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lenatho4 • able gul farther, she sank down
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at the portstl•of Mazitin KenJriek's
Extreine.l cold gave: her courage, and 1 with
trembling had sheliftt : d the huge knocker..
1 . it fell i froin her, nerveless grasp, and the. un
iwonted sound penetrated into the rotn - where
Martin sat eowerii4 Over his feeble fire. He
was startledt-• -terrified even--as , that sound
mine tb is ears ; echiiing through• th 4 empty
iComsin the old house.
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•I,VIIO can it be , ? IZobb e 0 ?' th.,',t he, is
lie walked to the'obi.! •` 1 will wai(and see
it' it la . . .
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' 0 . . T. !here '1 hei exelainied, in a some
what treroulous voice, as he - stood , :With his
band upoili.the latch.. I - -
- 'lt's,. nil.; said a .low.. shivering rue from
with...4l. ; - i -
And xi•ho' nic:"; . •.1
• Fkiy, it tle Flay,' was the answer.
.` And viliat do* yOu. want here at this time
of night ?' 1; .
' I ant treoznig. t l Let me come •in -iand sit
by the •fit-4, if Unly•!fur 'a moment. I Shall die
upon yowl( steps: IT . .
The OldtMan delliberated. . - .1 :•,-,
• ' ' You're . sore - yoiVie, not trying to i get.: in
after My thoney—ghat'ittle I have? 1 There
isn't anyhj,Aly .with ; ! yon, lis there r -
'tio one.. 'there is only me. o,lsir,_ do
let me in. lam spteoldit. - ',' 1
The bol was cia)iniouily withdrassn, and
Martin, opening a crackle pe.ered forth sitspi
ciouSly.- f3ut.the Only Object that Met his
gaze was alittle girl, ten)yeara of age, crouch
ing on thelsteps in a *ay to avail herself of
all the natut•al warmth *tie had.
' Will
. 5 1 04 let me cx)ttie in l' said she, iin-
Ploringl V'. ! . I 1- .
•YoUd .better i 0 somewhere else. I
haven't flinch of afire. I don't keepmuch; it
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burns out fuel,. fir;st. You. had better
where they keep better fires.'', .. ..
. %0, sir, itbe lka.stt fire Will relieve me so
much, andit haven ' strength 'to go any fitr
therr , : i . • - r
' Well, - fou.reay Ipoine in-4f - you're sure
you haven' i t 'come to- steal any :thing.' .
•• '1 neier, steal. It's wickekl; • -
- 4 Uniphl Well, I hope yOfill remember
it. ThiS its the vray.'-'! • . 1 i . .
He led berinto a little roOnt -which he-oc
cupied. .:',' be sprang to the fire ,little inviting
•as it Wai, 'and eagerly spread out both hands
before i . .1 She seemed act ualfOr. to drink in
the heat, sta , raft as it *as - si)iWelcome did it
prove to. her chilled and I>enhatbed limbs.- -
A touchlof hurrianity dime l'',to the miser,
or; perhapi his own experience of the cold
stimulated '(him to the act; for,. after a few
minutes deliberation, he took too sticks from
the pile of fuel, and-threw then' upon the fire.
They crackled and burnt, diff4ing.for a time
a cheerful warmth era the aarttnent. The
little girl poked up ratefullyi and thanked
him for whist she regarded as nn act of kind
ness to heriselt- 1 :• ; . - i - :
..-.`Fuel'l liigh, irery higli:and-!it takes a fear
fulquantitY .to Beep the fire gli c tig.'
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' - What al pleat fire it ; ma 'es,' saidthc
little - girl, as shelooked' et the flames curing
aloft. t •i• . • •1 . '•.. ' . [
- ' Why, 3*,' said Martin; in a soliloquizing
tone, ' it is IcoinfPrtable,•but it wouldn't dP to.
hare ithurnala- bright ~ It would ruin ;one - • ,
complitely i
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' `.Ttn.413 . .0u are; poory said the little girl,
looking atkiut tlifi room. The furniture Was
scanty, conSisting of the most indispensible
articles, and those of the cheapest kind. They
had all
.been picked - u Plat secondhand stores
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for. ittie,pristotoing.
It winder that little: -asked
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thequestio4. Nevertheless, the'Miser look
ed auspiciotisly 'fit he i . ;as if there was some
covert meaMng in her Words,. but she looked
so openly and -frankly at him, as quite to dis
arm any•sn.Spiciona be Might entertain. - -
'Toot?' the at length answered. '.Yes, - . I
am, or shlaild be-if I ;plunged ; iiniO extrava
gant livitii and expense of eveiy :hind.' and
he looked half regretfully at the.sticks Which
had . burnedlOut, and-we :ve I now sitiouldering
lin th. g ri te t . . - , ! i ~, ,- •
' \Vett,' skid. Fl o y, 4 . 1 1 111 . *r,'tec), bed' so
'.. were fithe+ed mother.' But. I AM- poorer.
than yOu r for I have no home at alkno house
to live fn,'and no fire to keep one Warm.' ..
' Th4r:where do yon . live?' - 'asked the 'mi.;
ser•.': ti, .
4 I don' •liie anywhere ; said thweliild aim.'
ply- . . , I •o. ir • .
••'` But.whei*do you stay . r. •. f! . -
' Where It , n. I. generally walk about
the streets in- the' dity• time, and when I feel
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cold I gO into soM4 store to warm tuy4.lf.
They don't always let me Stay long. They.
call, me 'ragged, and a beggar, I suppose,' she
continued, casting ii glance at her thin' dress
whiO in some places was torn and dirty,
from lotig wearing 'I suppose it's alt true,
but I cant help it„:"( • .
1 Where 4e - yoU'i.hink•of going tonight 1'
asked Martin abriiptly.
'I don't knew.:.•,l.haven't any place to go
.to, and it'svery
,C 414.• Won't you let- Me
'stay here ?"asked the child imploringly. •
'l'he miser started.
'How caii you" 4tay here? Here's only
one room, and thisil occupy.' -
` Let me lie doWb on the floor anywhere-.
It will be better - thin to go out into the cold
streeta.'• .i . -; ;I . - ! • •
The Miser paused,. =Even he, callous as his ,
heart had become; could nokwillingly thrust
out a young girl into the street, where, in all
probability, unlesilsueeer.-came, she would
p,erish : limn the se4rity of the weather. ' .
- After:a little . cO'isideration, he took the
fragmebt ofa eandl Which, Was burning on
the table,•and bidai g Floy follow him, led,
the. way . into a ' m near by, which was
quite destitute of furniture, save a small cot
bed in the corner.: , 1 4t - had been . left there
when Martin Kendrick firit 'took possession
of the house, and tbid rebtained 'undisturbed .
ever since. . A quI.I. which, though tattered,
was still thick' and, warm, was spread over
it. , t; i
' There,' said Mitqin, pointing it out to
Flay, who followed him closely; ' there: is a
bed. , •It hfe,n't been 6lept in fur a great many
years, but, I suppose, it will doias well as any
other. , You.can slqp there if you • scant to.'
'Then I Shall have a bed to sleep in,' said
F joyfully. - -' It is some time since I have
Slept on env thin o .* softer than a board or per
haps : , . 1
a rug. - .
-Martin. was 0)04 to, leave her alone, when
he chanced to think 'that the room, would be
dark. ,• . • ~' I .
• ' You can undreziS in the dark, can't - you ?'
he inquired..'' I hai'qu't got but olie light.. -I
can't laird to keepthore.' < •
She got into the .4,d, spread the quilt over.
her, and was asleeci in less than five minutes.
Martin Kendrick went back to, his room.
- Ile,irrimediately retire to bed; but
sat fur a few minuntS pondering on the extra.
ordinary Clumee, fur in his case it *as cer
tainly' extraordinary,..which . had thro4-n' a
young girl as it, were under his protection,
I though taut for a liniiled time. He was some
what bewildered; sol unexpectedly had the
event happened, and ;could scarcely even now
I realize that,it Was so; • : - ; - . -.
Bin, the, warning'ilO e
und of a- neighboring
churell'ele'cl:,.as it pmelaimed midnight, in.
the train of his reflections, and he
prepared Tier bed, nol neglecting, So strongly
was the. feeling of sl4icion implanted in him,
to secure the dida; liy i means °fa bolt. When
he awoke; the sun ',Was shining through the
windows of hisroono He had hardly dresSed
himself - wlai a fliint - noek was heard at the
dour of his, : q. yelling it a little ways,
he saw FlOy standiiig.before him.
' Who . t, '‘ - ou `hercl now ?' hi• inquired. •
' Yes; ' -Wherc-sbduld I go?' Besides, I
did not want- to ma+ the front dour with.
out roue' permission.l
'That is quite right,' said Martin.
, n,' i s; it one who was ill.disprised mFght have entered
l and stole that be could have ound
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anvthing :worth liking.' .- , . ,
- .And now, 'sir, if lyou please, 'l'll make
,your bed,' said-the Odd, entering the room.
' Pve made the: mie I slept in.'
. - Martin looked on . ; !without a word, while
Floy, taking his silettee or assent, proceed
ed to .roll . back the, Clothes, -shake- the bed
vigorously, and then spread them over again.
Espying a broom at:, (he corner of the room
she took it and :•swe-iot up, the hearth neat
ly. She thenslanced toward the miser who
had been wet 1g her motions,.as if tcras
certain whether they met with his
. 'So you . ean work ; ' said he, stfier• a-pause..
.•" Q yes ', mother ..used- to ,teach me ! -I i
wish,' saitiihe after k while, brightening uf 1
as if ..struck with at hew idea, 'I wish . you
would Jet:Me stay li4re, andi would - work
air - You.* -, I would, Make your bed, take. care
of your room, and ktiep everything • nice.—
Besides ['could get Your dinneri.'
• y Stay with me! IMPossible. I. don't have -
much to dfi, besides )leouldn't afford it.' •
. ' I wont:*. cOSt yoti (,anything,'. said Floy,
earnestly., ''.l know low to sew, and when I
am not doing something for. NMI, I can sew
for money, 'and give f(to you.' •
. . This idea seined to produce some iMpres
sion upoti the - miser's ')wind.
-.'But hoWdo I kntiiv,' said he, a portion
of hiinld , uispicgoni 1 returning, ' boW do I
know' but you ittill (teal off. some day, and
carry Soinething with i.vriirf • .
. ' I never steal,' saidl.Floy, half indignantly :
' besides,. I have no 'pl4ce to go to if I should'%l :- -'•
This-was4rhe - and Martin, considering*t
it would be.against her; interest to injure him
in- any ,suehway, an Argument which weigh
ed more4tedvily thahl any protestations on
her part , would have.done, at length said ;
' Well, you may stay, at least a while.. I
suppose yoti' are hungry.. There's_ a 'loaf of
bread in thereloset, - !Iron may eat some of
it, but dori't eat to mikh, it's—it a hurtful to
the healthjo cat too much. . . .
' Whenwill you Willome to et some din . -
ner 1' asked the child :d
- . ' About l nonn: Perhaps I will` bring some
About. noon. ,
sewing' forlou to d 044. ; ,I, • I.
'.O, I hope you Willi!' It will seem so nice
not to be obliged to .46 walking. about
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streets, but to be seated in a pleasant room,
sewing.' • ..'. '. (I il .. 1 • - . .-
When Martin camethotite at noon, instead
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of finding thelroom cheerless and' Bold as had'
been wont, the fire- w 4 burning brightly, dif
fusing a pleasant witrinth about; the apart
ment. Floy 'had set t4ie table hit
. the centre
of the room, with sore difficulty,l tt must be
. confeased, - was t)Ckety. and; would not
stand eyed, owing to!nne of the 1 legs being
shorter. tharr the resat' This however, she
Ind* rem led by placlhg a chip-Under the de
'ficient mber. The was no cloth on, for
this W . an', article *bleb Martin did not
nurub e - iniong his pOsseasions. 1 Floy .had
substitut wo towelii; which united, cover
ed perhapS half the' table. .. - , . .
A- portion 9 i. the I*, for' there was , but
'one, - she had toasted by the fire, and this had
been plSced on - a te*ate plate from . the
Other.. On the whop
. therefore, though it
was far frirn being a stunptous repast, every.
thing looked clean and neat, and. this alone
adds ituireisixl teal to the' appetite. At; east
Martin folti tuOie of an appetite atilt usual,
anao:N@7 4 @LtawLEIRY
and between theta; ,the two despatched ;all- recollection ;I of the
that hadibeen.Pmvided. , have been his. !Tilt
there any more bread in the 'closet TI borne-along'tbe!diet
asked, Martin. • • I 1 tervened, unlighted
` N4,'tittid Floy, 'it was all tone.' -1. and uneheered
'Then-) must bring some borne when I rei The image -of
turn to` supper.' •t t : cast on; and of w
I haVe.beeti thinking,' said Floy,' hesita4 tog came ati ; before
tingly," that ifyou would trust toe to do it, pel it. A chang '!"
and would bring \ home the materials, I would change Was lomin
makessonto bremkand that would be .obettp-1 of those-long, invcd •
er than baying it, and besides it
: would giye,! and self-communing
something to do:\ • 7', •i 'On the.firSt day'
Who'd asked Martin, as he looked-`with. be invited Floy toi
an air of surprise at the diminutive form ofl .an =usual request,
little Flay. Do - you ktio* hoti to make} what to make •Of I I
bread / came a child like you to learn?' however, for'stlawl
• Mother. used .to be sick a!good - deal; attidf
It .wits a q
Floy,'' and was confined tober bed so - that }{ thin dress which sh
she could to nothing 'herself.; She used toil of her coming to
direct the what to 'do, so, that, after a- while LI protection against
came to knew- how to cook as' well as \ alte.', involuntarily
What shall I have te; bring itomel'fd You are Cold,'
asked the,ntiser, whom the hint of its being!! not need to gdfar.l
cheaper had enlistedin favor. of the plan. \ Ile led the way li
Let. me see,' said Floy, as 'she sat doviti 4 li r Have you any
and beganAci - reflect:. There 'S flour and sah.; l'ihe in
eratus, mid - salt, but we've get the salt, Soli and \ paid for It
you needlOnly-get the first twe.'. ; -! 1 terns,'. he continued
Very4ell i I *ill attend, to it. 0, I foril Two different ort
got to ask which • sewing you ; know how to paid for„theth.
do. :Can ;; you make shirts i . • j 'Can you directi
Yes - , lbaVe made a- good Many.' ; .i good dress
. ' Then f, will bring vou honie some; to-night 'j ; The clerkiliad
laugh at the `,old
if I -can 'g4 any ' • '
. •,
When. the , had cleared - aWity the dinner - 1 warmer was ho•lirt
dishes, Washed them, and pint them. in the but the promptness
closet, an:Operation which the simplicity ;of I fur his purchases,
the meal rendered buta short one-, Floy be. in this Way, been!
gan to bail; rouna.her to what
,else she pocket- b00k,..
mike, do. A we seized her to explore. yespect, and he reidi
the old licinse,q which so many rooms had quest.: • -
for, yeant',! remained deserted They . were New,' said M it I
bare and desolate, inhabited. only by spiders '-we- Will have} youl
and crickets, whO occupied them rent free..;—; that yeu need!netl
It -might have been years, perhaps,,aince they 1 tiro surP;
had echoed to the steps of a
,human ?Mich obliged
They looked l dark and gloomy enough to. c bow 'lean repay yO
have beenycitness,to many - 11' ; dark' deed of ; • Yalu have hlread,
Midnight es-assination. But it 'was all fancy, feeling. .".
doLilltiess,:and in little-yloy, the% produco along Without
no lett/LT feeling than that of chilliness. She- FIOy, said! Mart
nontnaged all the closets with a feeling Of. icame. out front the
curiosity4ut found nottiag iii any one Of you have been; witls
them twreward her search until she carne to • never ,t bought!to-ak:
the last. There was a large roll of some. your other name best
thing on: the "floor, which
. on- examination, - My!-name
is not
proi:ed ibe -a small carpet, quite dirty mid' •i'Theyioniv'call nee
semewhat rii.ith-eaten. It had ,probably been liFloreitee-Flerenee I
left 'there inadvertently and remained, undis- 11 'Florence Eastni
roVi?red ` until the present niement. Flay }} starting back in Inv(
it ,•
spre'ad it :rut, and examined it entically.- r - IIN ho was your tutu
Au idea struck her, - which site hastened to 'ller nanie, said
put into 'eXecution. Threadinglier *ay back. was - Fiore:lie
to the niii:er'4 room, she prOcured a stfiut %Vim was her intl
stick which- stood in the. corner, and going.?; 'Martin Kendriek. -
ba.ek.- gave ithc carpet a sound drubbing - which ; And Where 4,111
nearly stiticd her with dust. ,-NevertheleSs,;': ! him ! !I
;! 1
she•persevred, and soon got it into quite a - ; : .` No,' sa id Fl sl
respcctable state of cleatmeis. She then.i was angry -with MOth
matifteed fly a, considerable !effort to Mir f I . gild. and wouldlneVei
- e • lug •
to Martin's room, and in an hOur -or so had " - And your Mother'
. it nut; -and finally faStened •it by to be calm. 'ls she
locaos: - Of tacks, which she found in one i / Yes.' said s
comer lathe closet. The .effeet was certain 7 lather died, and wr, w
ly wonderful. The carpet -actually gave the I !Then mother was rtbli
room a very cozy and comfortable appear- ihewing, and finally o sh,
once; Mid little Ploy took considerable cred,: leaving .me alone in t
I °
it .to la.Tself for,the metamorphosis. wandered ahOut wit •
W he - say 17 thetight " I last you took tee ; ; in.
wonder Whether he will be pleased ?' - would have • beono
It wa-i bUt a few minutes after-this change issid she, 'gratefully.
had . been ' fitrecipd than Martin came in.- -It r ! 11fartin,
was abotit-ithree. - o'clock, sooner than Floy lastly, `do youilknOw
expected him, but ho- had thought that she ,!.. No,'- said .Floyi - '
might h. - ntilre•the materials' early in order to ;What it was, but niver
make preparations for the 'evening meal: 'Then,' said he, tin a
As he'Opened the-deer, - he started-back in - Shall know now.
surprise at the changed appearance of
. the your grandfatl4 r
r00m..! ! ieeeurred to „him for a' moment Floy.was filled wit
that he ha& strayed into the wrong place,bnt, ter a moment- thre'*
thesight oft Floy Sittinglat the window re-as- Will you forgivelmo
cured hint a"'nd be went in. - • • . '1 B
Whitt is all this ?' he inquired, in a. be- more to forgivc;, m 4
. /dive .
wildero tOO
Floy;,enjOyed his surprise,. She told hint ! Every day Martin
in whaOnittimer she effected the and alive to the claiins:' . of a'
asked him tf, he did not like it. - He .could habits gave way, aid
not do - Otherwise than answer in the..S.ffirtna• crate in his dealings
tive,and -it truth an unusual sense of comfort 41d house in whieh he hi,
canie - over him its he sat down ancrlooked torn doivn,..and!he ;lam
about hltnY •. _ ! • Out Of the city Where
Floy ;had- taken possession of - the flour,and Oily together. 1.'10,,t
was already kneading it , i school, exhibits neemit
' ' Now,' said she,-'after this - was done, '1 i ting for the station lishe.
must pttt it down by the fire- to" rise. That the heiress of ofheti!gre
will not take long, and then it will be ready!
'to bake ! : •
,•11aVe•YOu . got any shirts for nier • she;
inquired,,after while.
• Yes,'. Said Martin, recollecting
atl.unrollitig a bundle_ which he had placed
on the . !There-are half a dozen - for.
yeti to begM on, and. if yoU do them well,;
you can haVe-some more.'. • • ;.
Floy loo's ' ed pleased.
Now,' sOcl She, I shall haVe something
to do ,
when ; ybti are away:. -
',You . be dOing something?' said ! I
Martin, inquiringly.
0 yes ll,ean't bear to be. idle." - I
- Martin did not go out again .that afternoon,
About 6 . O'Clock, Floy set the table, 'and
placed Upon it a plate of warm eakes,,
might haveplettsed.the palate of an- epieuie..
It was the hest meal- the miser had - -tasted for
years, and h e could .not help confessing it
to, himself • Toy Was gratifiel at the appe
tite with.a-Welt he ate.
Thus MattenS went on: - The presence of
the- little gtH seemed torestore Martin to a
part Of his, Oirnier self.. ;Ile was no longer'
so grasping miserly as before. Through
little-Floy'SMinistry, he began to have more
of a relish ft E. the ;comforts of life, and less
to grudge tbe. expense necessary to -obtain
h watinotlnnuty weeks before he fell , sick,
in consequence of imprudent exposure to the
rain- AleVer set in, and be was confined to
his bed. At the urgent solicitation of 'Flay,
he consented its bevels physician called, tho '
not withoutisiontething of reluctance at tho't
of the fee. '
Then it was that he began to appreciate
more fully the importance of Floy's services.
Ever ready 4) Minister to his wants, no one
could wish's: Mere faithful or attentive purse..
As she sat V his bedside in the long days
through . whlch his sickness was protracted,
busily engaged ,With her sewing, be would
lie for houra,'l watching the motions of •her
busy fingers' with pleased interest. Occa
sionally, for he iad nothing else to do, his
,mind would, Wander back to the tomes of his
early manhood, end he would sigh over the
• i ,
. ippiness :which -night
%n his thoughts W6uld be
my-years which :had in- :
. yl the.rays of friendship •
• e Presence Of affection.—
laqhter, whoutlichad
ik ter fate he knew noth ,
ha and he could not re=
a . beneficial andsalutsry .
iv4i - his mind-4-the fruit .
Mary hours of:sickness
ucceeding his recovery
.o l iiutlvrith him. It Was
and floy hardly knew
I ~ ,g hn got her bonnet,
h I had none, and coin- .
,Illy l i March day, and the
• ,hO.l worn, from the time
.ndrick's •was but an ill
ie I‘-eather,she - shivered
.'di?%',Eartiii, '. but you wilt
tolll. d ry ,
r goo ds store,
age: Shawls suitable . for
uitlcal. He selected' one,
how me some dress pat- - .
. ~
.• -
. .
were - chosen. Martin
hosie ,'
'm i l l t he inquired, to any
first been inclined to
t tn,ll Whole attire though
.tent looking than FlOy's,
with which he had paid
d ihle glimpse which had
obtained of a well-filled
d ihi . with a feeling of
ilyl4inplied with his - re
- • -
titti leheerfully to Floy,
little' better dressed. so
FlbY, gratefully, that I
yO, and I don't know.
I,iad ; the old man `with
01..1h0w 1, shOuld'; haKe
u whet) I was sick:',
n,ltho , •ghtfully, as they
rtsmaker's, • although.
in some time r I have
you 'your name---I mean
d Flo,y .
'l4y; said the child.—.
sO, My . real name is
i .. •
l'rsaid - the old man
olit'rilliable agitation.—
he tell - inc. quick:—
16.ehild, somewhat stir
- -
i'itta hei• head. 'He
for marrying-as she
e anv of us.' .. •
, • ~
We remember heari•
same years ago.`,;witie.h
pima, but - if it has ben .
tion. .' "
An Irishman . wheilpri
plicit faith in the Ron
one morning to )he'lloO
fess.—lle passed into t
Air the padre, but per
np.,one in the :room; 1
lying on the table, }shit
Ikune frotn the bu tcher'.
in slipping it under',NS i
was fortunate enough tb
In a moment aftir the s
ing, that if he - wished to
Wil3 readyi:to heiF hin4,ll
. -1' Here, your holiness,'
tine leg;Of bacon. vr4i . ch,
•Itfor•aresent to yotii
take it?
;`Take it r said th con'
• 1
I . Carry it bac k, instan t; ,
i stiile it froiyn.' :r ',;
, I, Faith, al; I did sir; •
I talic it by no means.'
• ' i' Very well, then.Patr
VAn I'll be itbsOlv'er
slioUted Pat. - • • 1 t
~ ,'1
: i i ' Ys . ifs your - 'proi
• '
;‘ Good rportarig—Aotq
Pat, as. he lagged .'o riverence !'
Mr Park Abe
vi Luminary, ; Whig",
by a 'nob; was frona Gra
le* for. the Colleges at
while there pursuing • :15
brOke out heta , tnY
which he enlisted mid'
HOuston. Ike vias lat
Jacinto, and barely esea
.4,i the close of that wi
ncilis; and received lieu
but left again to iakb pa'
f 7v at ari et e w hl i m tb s :h a e t Cani te ;aliteat
Q.cmacit „
Did you e v er see
said Martin, striving
td ?' .
r•Owfully. First my
roc • left very poor.—
d to - work very hard
ook a fever and diet],
le World. For a week
* tit it 'home, hut at
I don't knoW whit
eif you - had nof,'
)coking itt her stead
lv name r
it iktve. often wondered
liked to ask you.' -
agitated tone, ypu
ii Martin ficndri:ck
amazement, but 'af
4iselt into his arms.;--
1 't r she asked.
Et,. alas, she has much
L. ould that she were
enclriek became more
}action... His miserly
. ibecame more eonsid
loitt.h his tenants. The
so many years wa
t,a neat cottage just
and; Flog live, hap
-1 i. •
k o has been sent to
`fii talent, and is fit
will soon assume as
-- i'diather. J • . •
a good story told
,e 'have never seen in
..bear repeti
i4 fihised' the most' im
i+ creed, weft early
ekif the priest to con
e' kitchen to enquire
Yid that there was
ere was a fine ham
litisd just been sent
,tailil lie lost no time
zi-eil cloak, which he
)iiiv.e on at the time.
illyiint entered, say
eonfewi, the , father
ii the next room.
' l oud Pat, ' here is -a
stole, and brooght
r:lvercnce. Will ye
' 1
rOsor, ' by no means.
y ) to the man you
1 -i
' •
ii' he said be would
Ot, keep it yourself '
your- riverence r
rty, if the owner
tO ye,' exclaim
' his booty ; God
,ditor, of the Park.
see was destroyed
j on, Vermont, 130
pringfictd, and
studies, 'the war
*leo and Teias, in
4yed under General
.hp ;matiiacre of San
led with his life.—
he returned to !M
-lani:a commission,
in the border . war
' Mr Park built
id) bears bis names
i ST NAL. u 91.30., .
• Thiy grow In beauty, Side by Side, •
bee home with glee;
r Their graven are severed, far and wide- 7
2 . 13y mount, and stream, and sea .
`The same fond mother bent at night,
- I O'er each fair sleeping brow ; 1
Sloe had each folded flower in sight— .
Whetis are those dreanters now P. • •
One, 'mid the forests of the west,
By a dark stream is laid— •
The Indian knows his place of rest,
it Far in the cedar shade;
The sea, the i deep blue sea bath one,
He lies where pearls lie deep, •
He ; was the loved of all; yet none
s. O'ar his low bed may weep.
!' One sleiphere Southern vines arc d.resed
t Above the noble slain;
1 - 1i He *rapt: his colors 'round his preset,
On a blood-red field of Spam , ; •
s And one—o'er her the myrtle showers
seft winds fanned,—.
She faded 'mid Italian Alowers—
v 1 The hist of that bright band.
e •
And parted thus, they rest,, who played,.
LBeneakb the same green tree
•Whose voices mingled as they prayed .
Around one parent knee. - • •
They that with smiles lit up the ball, •
s And cheered with song the hearth.
; Alas (or love, if thou wort all, •
1 q And nought beyond, oh earth( of CATHOLICISM:
:PROM DR. . nwes iv:asp or THE TIMM
..j„,ook now'itt ptiin, once the most zealous
larni. powerful supporter of Rome: ln• the
ivel c y ,efilirt to uphold Popery, she began to
sin .' if she. excluded. Protestantism by the
hOirid cruelties of the Inquisitiou,-she did, not
leidlude mfidelity. Andeed, the very methods
urged by the clergy to prevent the spread • of
Prntestantism, exposed: the weakne i ss of
,IPOpery its a system of religion:, and drOve re
rifleCtiug men to infidelity. She lost s`bcces-
Isiliely!'Ortugal; her American colonies and
Iher F._i (Indian commerce; and •fulally,she
lloSt. internal. peace.• . Crushed with'. mental
Istagnation, because men dared to think-;
lioVrrun With a multitude 'of idle and immor
r•i eccleSiasti, - her' agriculture,' nuniu lac
tur s and coinnierce steadily, declining, she
• 4eemed 'smitten , with palsy." And within
t_helast . t.Wenty years, she has been desolated
Oncs,of, the most ferocious civil wars that
:ever disgraced a civilized nation: The very.
'foundations of government and of society
i'baVe . been Unsettled. 'Revolution succeeds
:;- • ,
- revOlution sheddina torrents of blood, and
.- ~ e: N.
eaving things in a worse state than before.
"here is•nol vittne' r enough among -the de,
railed Ipcpple to \law the foundations of a
I.table government. \'',Puor .Spain: once the
admiration of all Europe, She has sunk into
itt.cir contempt—none tear or respect her.—
et Popish faith has been her ruin; nor can ,
lie l yise, till she turns from it to the word of
,God. England once trembled at the pros
'flet of ~ an invasion. She would now 44ugli
!it the idea of an attack from the. -S,aine
uarter. : :
. What ip true of Spain, is true, to\a great
':' • .
extent, of every Runtish country in Europe.
syt4at is' Portugal more than Spain ?• 'What
tis ; Italy, with its poor, degraded States, \in
constant danger of revolution ? degraded,
- p 4 tin dependance of Rome; burdened wild an '
enormous' national debt, in constant appre , -
fienSion of civil co: motions, obliged to keep
rge standing armies, standing -in a most
Irilous position between Russia and the
Wetern powers, can do nothingl for Rome.
Cast your eyes Ot-el- the map of Europe, and
4ec If there is one nation ergovemment to
ihich Popery can look for support. •
I ; Let us now take a look at the 'American
continent, and see how far things -in our own
hemisphere favor Popery. In Mellen and
South America, Romanism has - had the fair
.4it Opportimity to - demonstrate its power to
@evate the ignorant and degraded, and to
place itself-on a firm basis. It began its work
stith' the , first discovery of the American con.
thient., ,What has been the result?, It haS
' li;:st. - ,t lair 4 portioil of the- territory it once
'Eteupied: ;Mississippi, Louisiana, and .Ftori
dit, three flourishing Protestant States, have
1 Veen organized on territory possessed, a few
1 ? i ears ago, by Fiance and Spain. Thegtetes
of Texas and California, together With thei,er
ritory :of New Mexico, occupy ground taken
but yesterday froth Mexico; and that *C
elli] blie itself has been for years agitated,i by
l+rpetual civil wars. Its inhabitants, igno
rant; poor, 'degraded, arc the sport of aspir
saht demagOgues. There is neither the intel
qgenee nor the virtue to sustain, a free goy
etnitent ; nor is it passible to establish over
ON :turbulent masses a, despotism. The
MMunich isiihmensely rich;, the people wretch:
ly: poor., A grossly immoral and been
tilfius clergy lead the way to the cock-pit, the
gaming table, and to places:of more degrid
esl Character. . Mexico, cursed with demand
lztegisupenitition, is fast exhaus'ing her re
sourties, end seems on the border of -hopeless
I rOhl_ j .,i ; ,'- .
''' i What is true of IktexicO; is substantially
trig Of all the Republics of South America.
The dews of.ivil warsand revolutions anion g
diem:, surprtses no one, and scarcely -arrests
the slightest attention. .
ilt Isa fast that ought to arrest universal
attention, that Popery .has impoverished, de
mi:in/lists), degraded and ruined every coun
tii on the globe, where, during the last three
centuries, it; has had exclusive sway. -There
iamot, one exception. Yet in climate, soil,
'an'4l natural: resources, many of these coun
tries 'tireexelled by - no others. For their
pihient degtadation and internal , discord -no
other' cause than the influence of Popery has
eiisteid. It i would be easy to demonstrate I
tliat Such , are its legitimate and necessary i
filits,. And, therefore, to • the extutit of its '
prpvidence in our country, its- prosperity
mhstitie retarded.
. ,fßenianisna now before 'the world,
idist tified with despotism, and warring against
th inalienable rights Of men—the uncompro
mising enetriy- of civil and religious liberty.
Inl,ROnse itself the Inquisition, the most dia
b4lical of ally Institutions, driven from every.-
odieri plsce,lfinds a home. The _pretended
,Vicar of the - Prince of Pima stistoiii3 it ;
stifils the slew, tears,, and groans of Innocent,
m4n and women cry to Heaven filrvengeamte -
Ini out own day, its horrid dungeons have , .
Imizn•ithrovin open; and we have shuddered
as woi read the revolting disclosures: - Tus;
coil)? has 'gained a world-w,ide,.but unenvia
blcelebritY, by the itnprisonmetit of Ma
diL I, Mies' Cunningham, and others. Austria,
ai ;by despotic Russia, has set her foot on
'4.neck of - f, Hungarian :liberty. But why
look we to? Europe to kern the tine diem
ter of Popery 1, Even in our own - country
the most intolerant doctrines twit-been pub
lished by leading Romish journals. iThe dark
ages can produce nothing Worse. At - thu
same time a concerted attack wee made . In
every part of the - United States iimi our
Common &Will. Tkever Was there grester
infatuation. Their . wonted iniediun foistiolt
the priesthood. They astonished the Ameri
can people by avowing principles i they had
heretofore professed to detest, and divulging
aims they bid studiously concealed: -Mean
while the riots gotien up by foroiipa Papiatt
in our principal cities, for the purpo.siof pre-.
venting the -, 11-4ussion of the
. principles of
Popery, brought Americans to feel that the
time fur action had come. A public senti
ment against Popery has. tires been - formed,
which an age would net stiffiee to dump.
The emperOr Hadrian, passing hear
rias, in . Galilee, observed an old man digKingl , .
A large _trench in order to plant soine_ fi g -
trees.. 'Mist thou Properly emploied the •
morning - of thy lire,' said Hadrian; 'thou t 2
need'st not have, worked lip hard in the even
ing of thy days.' have, well sinployed
my early days,, nor will I' neglect the even
ing cif,rny life; and.let God do with-nie what
he thinks best;' replied the man. 4 How old
' • mayest thou be, gooirmiin asked the cm.
perm, A - hundred:years' was the]. reply:
What !' exclaimed Harlan, 'a hundred
years:-'old, art thou, and still planting,. trees
Canst thou then hope ever to enjoy
fruits of thy labnr I' Great King,' rejoinec
' the hoary-headed man, 'yes, do hope, if God
permit, I may even eat the fruit of these ve- '
ry.treesilnot, my childrenlvill. Have not
mv forefilthers planted . trees for me,,.
shall I not do the same for my children ?'
Hadrian, pleas - ed with the honest, man's re
ply, said ! Well, old ratan, ifeier than by..
est to see the fruit of these trees, let the knoii
it. Dust thou hear; good ohr man 'l' and_
with these words he left him. jThe old man
did live long enough to see theifruits of his:
The trees , flourished land liere
I ',cel lent fruit.: , As soon 'as they were sufficient
ly ripe, he g athered the most choice,fieput
them in a basket, and marched offtoward th e
Emperor's residence. Hadrian happened to
look out one of the-windows -of.his palace
1 seeing a Man bent with age, with a basket of
figs on .his.shoulders standing neai.the - gate;
heordered' him to be admitted to, his pres-
enee. .
What' is thv pleasure:old man?' demand
ed-Hadrian, • • •
- • -
` liay • .it please your Majesty,' repli'ed :the
man,•` to recollect seeing ones • a veiy, old
man planting-,some trees, when , you desired
him, if ever he - should . gather th e . fruit, ] t4 let
you' know. • • •Lam Abet old man, and 'this
the f ruit - of those Very trees. -
yougracigusly to 'accept them as an . humble -
tribute of gratitude far your majesty's great
cofideseension.' . '•
Itadrian, gratified 'to see so eitraordinitry • .•
an instance of longevity, accompanied by the •
`full martly faculties - and honest eiertion, de
sired the, old .naallto be seated, and "ordel
m g
the basket be.einptied of the fruit, an d
be filled with gold, gave it him as ap; t:
Some courtiers who 'witnessed 'this uncom—
\Mon scene, exclainied, Lis it-possible that oar'
- Emperor should show tie much honor to a .
Jcw Why slid* l not bitmor him whom -
GOd\has honored 'I, replied Hadrian:, • Moak .
at • hiS\., age inad imitate his example.'j.-Alis
EmperOr then very graciously dismissed - the
old man, 'who Went home highly, pleaso:d and
'delighted, \ • • • •./. • . -
A Minister of Western Itisseinti . •
The following extract from an address de--
livcred -by the Riperend Leander Kern; at
Platte City, Missouri, near the Kansan ildr
der, will afford ouivreaders an idea of 'the -
part which some df the niinist . ers of Missou
ri havu takea el i citing the recent- etectidn
riot in Kansas :
'Do gentlemen , ilk of lawful and honora-, ;
ble means to 'prevent all this-mass of j lEast,
em abomination, moral, .social and Mfidok
from entering, among you! If a " midnight
robber were to attempt to, break into my
quarters, I would avail myself of the' 'Moat
efeciteal means at my command MeXpel
I would not sit down to pondet !Moil -honOr
able or lawful means; the only / law J. would
recoffnize in the case would be the - law Of
. .
self-preservation. •' •
talk not of .honorable Mid lawful Mazda
save the lati-of self-preservation against men
who trample alike the, laws of heaven and
your country under their feet. Talk -not of -
honorable' means toward men front !hose
hands you might,is well t expect honor t , and
justice, and um,Oanimity, as 'to look lair
grapes and oranges among the polar bills. of
ice and Snow.; or the rose at° blush of health
on' the cheek of death. Men, men,-who knot"
as little of honor n their Soul as a mionkeY
knows of the complicated mechanism of a
steam engine. Away with such paltry' : senz
timentalisin ; it is.a3 much out: of place as .
Intlaby . songs and nursery tales ate out of
Place in the heat of battle, or imthe midst of
storm and shipwreck:
,tVarfare. is fin honofahle heroes,
not for robbers and banditti ; and such :these
abolitionists are. They are owning here to
fun off your slaves; they avow their purpose
id when they haie stolen your last slave,
ey will steal your other property too; and
they will do it on principle: for these rascals
do everything on piineiple; they will 'rob
you of other property to prevent 'you front
pnrchasing more slaves. And- when- one of
these men are caught . in the net, and whipped
or strung up, or. =tarred and feathered, what si
howl of pious indignation rings :through' all
the abolition oanimunities against the holm.'
ity of the slave , owners. 41 , 4 well nis4 -die , •
highwayman or the midnight robber ekehtim
against the law that arrests hint, or the hand
that strikes him down in his deed
, 'of
- Gentlemen, you know that I. would: not
counsel-violence and bhxkfithed; nor do!, nn
less in the defenoi of your' legitimate rights
and interests, and you were conipelled .to do
it • then You would be justified by the l airs of
Prod and your ,Conntry. But• i
mist eviri
eist the Devil :twills - Wilt Ate *tun you;
l and reisist his children—this vile lobolltion
I spawn already ,transported I to Kansas
, -
tie to the shambles, and more to. De twua
ported resist them and they will *Atter - , kr
they, are as cowardly as' they are - infarrious,-
Contemptible and vile. The wicked Min Iflees
when no man pursueth; while - he -be is not
only doubly armed but doubly braye,,
bas his nnarreljust.' • `;sue .