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ly opposite Warupler's Tinning E-Aal+h
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house, "ComriLta"-onithc sign.
Zke (Muu.
From Dwlcht`o Jonrual of Musk
The Presetting of the Trees.
/Rolf Trim cw Or OltUeN
At midnight hour, when .iirnee reign•
Through ail the won4ll;lnd synceq,
negin the loislius and the trees
, Tu wa% e fuel hisper in the breeze,
• All talking in their/Pl:ices.
• The Rosebush dinneacitli look of joy,
And perfume breathe. lug ;
"A Rose's life is quickly past!
Then let me, while my nine shall last,
l richly, gaily blueing:"
The - Aspoh whiaspers, "Sunken day!
Not Me thy glare deceit eth
Thy tunliefun is a deadly dart,
- That quivers hi p the Hose's heat
51y s huddering soul it grieveth I"
Tie slender Poplar speaks, and 'seems
To s tretch her green linrolfs higher ;
"lip yunilur life's pure river flows,
Su sweetly murmurs,' brightly glow
Tu that I still 'aspire..."
The Willow looks to earth arid CI pes6 :
term to fold thee y - carneth;
Jej l e s so y h a i r fju a t down to, thee:
Entwine therein thy flowers for we, -
As mother her child elicited' !"
And next the wealthy Plum-tree :
"Alas r iiiy treasui erwill rue !
• This I..nd with which 1111 . , lii,tilders groan,
Take ttr—it j , 4 not mine alone:
Jfy robbing you refresh rile!"
Tite l / 4 1rir-tree speaks in cheerful muuti;
**A blossom hurt: 1 lIVN er ;
But stemir3stoteuu is all kaY 'tore;
la eneeinees heat, in uifiter's roar,
keep nry green Pure ; et 1"
The pritellanil i.fty 031 C-tree apa‘km:
And yet storm can how ine dawn,
Strength is ,'h'rn at d streng th my crown;
"Itoo wettfc rntler round roc i"
The - ti - y Tine kept
Fier ten 11. r.un , l hir,l ilig,ittg:
"Ile , tr.•ngtli of bob, 'i,
Or 101,e4 mat %%ell t Am.) rtlltne,
May to ntrien4l be clining."
noll, half fnrg.t, thyy said:
Aml s:.II to use came erkipie4,
Low whispered words, upon the air,
While by the gra% e alone sussl there
The tfypress mutely weeping.
0! might they reach one human heart,
These tender aceents creeping!
. What %crder if they do tolt. reach ?
The trees by startiOt only preach,
Wheu Ke inert needs be sleeping.
§to-v4 - a
, 1.0,01 t.
oio ijittsket.
I '
It was on the evening of one of the an
niversaries of ourlndependence, that a
tarty - were assembled in the parlor of ,
a donifortable looking house in the city '
of ± Phfiutelphia. The mom in which
. they. were congregated was - neatly
though not richly furnished, and betok-,
stied that the inmates of the mansionli
wens in independent, if not in wealthy
eifentristanees. It was evident this
.evening, that, in honor of the event
,was there being Celebrated, as
well is of the day, so dear to every
merican, asore than usual care and
taste had been expended upon the ap
pearance of tim apartment. Garlands
of roses; yet wet and sparkling la-ith
de ray-, were wreathed with exquis
lte still around the room,dependiug from
the sides and ceiling, to the chandelier in
the ware, whose light of dreamy soft
sainted upon the surrounding objects
„With , fine effect. Vases of rare exotijes
were arranged around at intervals ' flll
big the apartment with their deli cious
bagirnape. The window curtains, of
snowy whiteness were looped up by
:Own& of red' a nd white, is imitation
thesuttional flag; while over the door,
by which the guests entered, was see.
headed' it' Ift . likric flag of our count7,evi
illeitl,l4.fropits riehoess of embroidery,
..iyarli. of some one of theiettler sex,
AkOng _ "oh other, on opposite aides,
- .4pwrenimeixaded _against the wallapor
trallmofWashington and Lafayette, each
alt' intmentled by - wreaths of
and laurel: Jiut, what more
-;: attreeied the attention of the
*A& gin *GO ,prvi_elent ap p W-.
iimo o tleet was hur4i.twokott oor int;
',j um bo*, below this liesitemed
-,ate eirstubtit4
-A 'aikeekety irkeee.
.eviarnee.of. the te
hung' fondiyl upon her h4sband's arm;
"it WAR by his request tbat it was placed
there. 01), here he is; perhaps he will
he good enough to tell UR something
about it; will you, grandfather?"
As she spoke, an old man of venera
ble appearance entered the room, and
sestet.' himself near by. He was one
of those mdbuments of oltlyn time, thal.
the eye loves to dwell upon—one of
those rare siglits in our alays, a hale,
hearty old man. Iliac locks, that tell
loosely adown his neck, were bleached
with the fr 04111% of some eighty winters
and his brow bore the impress of time's
iron hand. His checks, though, some
what wrinklod, were still ruddy, and
his dear grey eyes yet sparkled with
She buoyancy of youthful vivacity.—
Ilk dress consisted of a coat of black,
cut in thb fashion of seventy-six; bree
ches and silk hose; a capacious w aist
coat of butt; easy shoes and silver buck
.Besides whit 11, like a true gentle
man qf - the old school," he woresa
frilleillbosom to his shirt, and runlet'
wristbands, fastened with a plain but
ton of solid ,old. It needed not, in
deed, it second glance to pronoimee hiin
a bralich of the revolutionary stock.
In answer to his grand-daughter, he
"I Will readily accetb. , to your re
quefq, and rk..late the story connected
with lc old mu , ket. It was•tor this
reasAm I had it here
. exiiihited. ;Sit
down,lny young qiends. and listen. tier
it is origueil a day the odd soldier luves to
"Fight him battles o'er agltin."
"At the time of the ',maid ngout of the
A =tom Revolution. there lived s4une
twelveor fifteen miles w est of the:Schuyl
kill river, a wealthy farmer and his win.,
himit shall call by the name of.oCarle
ton. They had but one a son,
named, Charles, whoni they dearly
loved, lie was a youth not without
many faults, of a warm heart and will
ing hand; proud (did., own will, and de
testing oppression. iir wns ei!Jitecti
year of age at thisi btion, L 7ly
built, and it• was [.aid nut As ithout some
personal attractions. When the war
first•hroke out, his breast horned with
indi7nation at the oppres , ions of the
mother country, and he would fain have
gone forth to add his mite in aid of the
cause of fivedotn; but the thought ,of
how great would be the grief of his
parents, should he fall, induced him re
fori•go hip widies, and he reniaioed at
home, a silo4t, tlird:gh not unint,r
e.ted ~ pe t Lit or of the struggL, sell h
•as goim_;• on.
'The battles of „Lexington, Bunker
Hill, and others, hut attests been
fought, when one day he mounted his
horse, awl rode into town. as was his
daily custom, to hear the latest news.
It was noon when he started tram
home,.; and when be reached the city
the afternoon was pretty well advanced.
Leaving his horse at the stable of a
friend of hi s father, he pro( ceded toward
the Delaware, near, and upon whose
bank, the prineipal part of the city then
stood, iSs habitations not extending
much heyonij Tenth or Eleventh streeef
the intervening space between which
aturtheSelmylkill, was then Ailed wit
farm houses, CMlltry 4eats, and cot t ages.
The fri...nd, at whose stable Charles.
Carleton left Lis horse, lived on the
outskirts of the city, in the vicinity of
Chesnut street. Accordingly, he struck
iuto that strict—it hall a different ap
pearance then to what it. has sow—and
proceeded along, gazing at whatever
caught his filmy, until at length he
found "liniself approaching the State
House. The first Congress was then
assembled there„ and it was no tmnsual
thing to sec groups of citizens stand
ing near and about it, oonversing
upon the subject then uppermost in
livery mind, namely-, the war; but as he
drew near he now saw, not b little knots,
but actually a condensed crowd, assem
bled es though to Witness something un
usual. Parch' fat:e was marketj with
eager curiosity ands.anxiety, and every
moment brought fresh accessions to the
now already multitudinous muss.
"'What is the matter!' asked Charles,
o£ one of a group' who were talkinr , in
low and eager voueet4 l -1s there - any 7 bad
news from the arkiribr Ncha„t?'
. !" Well, as to bad news ft-mu the army,
there is none' answered the one ad
dressed, 'and as to what is the matter,
that ribne of us can tell you i tbr it is just
whit we are waiting to firdi oat.'
''What doyou rraispr said`the young'
man, eagerly.
4 */ Why, that Congress has been to
see tbe'whole day with elosepisors.
1 t
v l s m
the soerot basineus is,: no one
k , but-I etippose it is something of
great, importance.
1 1 Yes,' said another, / most like* the
sending- ford leder goodfather Ghate , 1
beYond the' spa, that irhe' does not ' e
cariOre nnirturn the lisehy which- be is
soiree tottseorpon -kicaself, and. give
hint *drubbing in tern: - . .
0 'Attortaci,' said snottier. • -
. *more . 4 *-4 1 11. 8 144 3 EL 9 1
than ne,' ss-ld one, doubtingly. ..,
4 ' /I don't know as to that , ' 'said. The
'4:44 iiiiollithilade thewartniee, 4 Welitve
grittkiwi .sonnt pretty , hard traps at.
.I I think, as PeAriektienrylisee,
that brik,aaay lindii Ppm. QC a.Tell, in
Ai:erica, to doil.with.'
ik* 1 - '
teAye i aniktisa t t-istiOnwe Ing
rate WI thew wk - - * had ad
enoma:- '' ---- i ---. * --z '4';''''
in stew
They were the President, John linn
' eock, wattle Seeretnry,( 'harles Thoinp.
son. The latter held a document in his of the old musket, which he had brought
' hand, which, after a shortipan , :c, he from home and still earned, soon clear-
I read aloud. It was that celnrittkd and ed a pas-age for him to escape.
cier-to-be-remembered itifitrument, the "After that the old Man, whose name
onnas Declaration of our Indepen- was Sinclair, treated loin with a father's
dense. Who can tell the feelings that ' affection, and made hint Lis companion
tilled the bosoms Of that assemblage? and confident Ile told him that he was
Who in describe the tumultuous throb- a native of f's'cotland. :sal had one been
bings of those heartc? .The death-like wealthy, but having by misfortune hecil
!pilence with .which they listened, told reduced, his pride lvould not allow bin,
how deep an interest they felt. Not a to remain in his natiV'e place after his
foot full was heard, not ti wove was loss of fortune; and with what little
spoken, and breaths were drawn stifled- he could command he had come to A men
ly as the full. clear voice of the Seen , - lea a few years previous, accompanied
tares- fell upon their ears. As he prix by his dau: , hter, a young girl of eighteen,
(poled, the silence became intense, al- a little boy eight yeart.old, the son of a
moat painful, aial when he concluded ' daughter, who m ith her husband Was
with the words, For the support of dead, and an old and faithful servant.
this declaration, with a flrin reli.ince on lie had built a small cottage upon the
thel,ri,te,tit,n of Divini Providence. we batiks of the Schuylkill, a few miles
in"ally pledge to each other our lives, above Philadelphia, inhere his daughter
our fortunes, and our sacred honor,' tOr apd grandchild liehad now left in the
several seconds you maid ithuost have care of the old servant, whilst he Can?
`heard the dropping of a pin. lint now firth to fi,Ldit the liattlewof adopt.',"
the pent-up feelings of patriotisia found country. The old man's eyes would till '
vent, and one low., loud, :01 ,1 thrilling with tears of of ection i ots lie recount
peal xvenibfbrth.that made the welkin ed to Charles the love his daughter
ring 11 ,, air t . It was a death-knell to tho}bore him, and spoke of her virtues with
tyranny of 'Britain, f,r from that um- all the enthusiasm of a timid parent.
meat -1 merit :MS rts , 46 etl , to do or die.' , Yes ! he loved her dearly—his 'air
Anotl4r -hoot ‘neeettled.andvetanoth-! Marv,' as he eallod her—his only child,
or, which w as caught tip IT the the .last of his family.
gcr' ailong the i:treets, and the news I "It was on the night when the Amer
flew rapidly (hrom:h the city. until it ; jean army was piertOrtaing• the strats
died'kway in the di-tanc, like the rmul,- "rem by which they gained the battle cf 4
lin ! , of eye, dingtitzter. The old town Princeton—namely, by marching irons
hell joinefl rtie (-horns, anti , Trenton by a circuitous route, whilst
was an , tweepPlitie °thens in different the enemy . thought them safely en
parts of the city, Founding the 'glad camped at the latter place—that Charles,
titihoz. of scat joy ' as he pushed on throligh the cold with
. .
' of Carleton burned with
unguent hal.le tine of patriotism, its he
listenod to the recital of our wrtig.4.—!
That decided hi.: future eourse. lie re
solved to leave his lather's honse that
night anti join the standard of Washing
ton. 11.:: , t ening to his friend's, he mount
ed!tor-cowl Iy a kkx tipra hutue-.i
ward route errry . house upon the
mad he stopped his smoking steed
'tell the taleland when he reached- I
father's, it Wirs nearly dusk. His parent:4
were sitting on the porch, enjoying the
cool evening air.
Farker! father!' he exclaimed,
springing from his . horse, and (*Tared
with (Mat, ' huzzah! Why do you not,
huzr.ah . ! . Huzzah for froedorn ! We
iii be frce----we will! llazzahl'
" kit—what in the world has come
over von ?" raid the old Dup.
lV by, we are to be free. Congress
has declired us free!'
rimy it be exclaimed the father,
'Aye'. and it shall—it will be. Bat
all must put their shoulders to the wheel,
and I must lend sty little aid."
"Charles turned towardeiiis mother
as he uttered theseseeorde, and sum the
tears ste.thng down her cheeks ; and he
determined nottto riain her by- bidding
her farewell, but to leave the house
at night when all Wati wrapped in slum
"Accordingly, at dead of nieht he
arrow from his bed, and putting up a
few clothes in a bundle, hu went to the
ourner of his room et here his rifle al
ways stood, but' unfortunately that doe
he had been doing something to it, and
it had been left in his father's,. chamber.
What was , be 'no 'do ? Ile could
'not enter Nom tiff . disturbing
him,and hem me kind of
arms. After a ause, he be
thought him of a -et, usually
standing in an out-bowie, h bad
been the property of his grnteltht her.
who had brotglit it with him from
Engla - nd ashen he emigrated, and who
had often used it in the wars of the
millther country against France. Glid
ing noiselessly front the house, he se
cured the plea°, and was soon trudging
towards Philadelphia, from whieliplace
recruits were despatched every morn
iug to the headquarters, at New York.
"I will not tire pm with n o t-chit:ll of
the many engagements iu which he par
ticipated alter he' joined the army.
Suffice it to say, he did honor to the ,
cause in which he was engaged at New
York,' Fort Washington, Fort Lee,
Treq,ton, and Princeton, and won a name
in his regiment fur undaunted bravery
and courage.
"Many were the sufferings and trials
ho passed through, in that dark and
gloomy pc; iod of the Revolution when
the Sun of - Liberty was obscured by the
lowering clouds of adversity, and de e
spairragned predomivant in the brea.sts
of the weaker portion of men. Those
were itadoed 'the times that tried men's
sonle.&"--Whethlr on the bloody field, or
toilsome' marth---whether in the sum
mer's heat, or the winter's cold—their
sufferings wefts Ipexoter cleseriptiont
Charles tore his lotti• a stout heart, for
the eetsieio;asuese, that it WAX hiS duty,
. boo ,hiro up, and--he murmured not.
*any and -many a time did he pace his
weaty•-roand at. midnight, when the,
eamplres-Wrapped in sleep, whilst the
winteellstorm hOwled' dismally 'and
pier'cinWeroundy with no shoes upon
his Aet, aed *woe clothes enough to
weer his shivering frame Bat this
was not :AL- Often ho -laid him down to
festaki a repose, without bay
tag " e !fire-long Ettiy.
it - iris lime; Vraigilt with
hir+. 4 o 4 .# l a,tr aapa ' lighting .for %heir
o .lll l_ fry: AO4-,their himaes, only equal
• '‘lvihdrt. time lithirillhowies had lithet ,
eat the' , orAti :44
atadring ,piustrof
his situation, ra , 4hed atilong his oppo :
nott-, 1111(1 With a foystrol:vs of the butt
his companions, fell a hand laid upon
Ida - shoulder, and heard the well known
voice of the old sergeant pronounce hi,
name. Lie bade Charles step aside with
"'Charles,' said the • •en
they had separated f # . •- - 11
you add to the sum of -.
ready owe you by doing t .
"'Any thing. my dear s
for you, I will do with grey
'''Well, then,' and the o
voice trembled slightly, have a pre-
sentiment that I shall not survive the
coming contest—l know it; therefore,
I wish to entrust this' o your care. It
is a miniature portrait of my dead wife.
Put it :imolai your neck, and if you do
not meet the fate hieh I feel I shall,
bear it, when you have a chance, to
Mary. J 1 ire. ti.o. i, a letter—ogre it to
her also ; its hid her retcive ou as her
father's friend. And oh ! young man,
' if she everatands in need oiprottetion,
be a brother to her, mill guard her Rom
all dangotN. For her sake -only would
I wish to live—hut God's N 1 ill be done!'
"As he spoke, he pnt the picture
around Charles' neck, anti the letter in
hi, hand. Charles could not see She old
man's fact., for it was a dark and cloudy
night; but as he performed the latter
act, he felt a warm tear drop upon his
hand, and he knew that Sinclair was
". I wili'do as von desire,' ho said,
4 but I hope your fears mayprove ground
less, and that yon will yet lire to greet
your daughter again.'
...No, no, there is no hope.'
".11e-t as , ared, then, );our wishes
shall he fulfilled, and whilst Charles
Carleton c:rn protect, she shall never
want for a protector.'
"'God bless you !' and — the old man,
grasping his hand, and pressing it warm
lv, turned silently away and joined the,
"The particulars of the battle of
Princeton I-need not describe; with
them you are all no doubt acquainted.
The result was a fortunate one for
America, for it infused fresh vigor into
tie dispirited patriots; and made them
to, put ft•th new exertions in the glori
ous cause. I say It was fortunate, al
though many brave hearts beat their
last upon that ensangnined field; par
ticularly two bravo _officers, General
Alereer rued Colonel Ilaslett—two As
brave and gallant soldiers as ever wore
helmets or wielded swords. Like Wash-,
ington, they were in the thickest of the
fray, leading their gal'Aftit troops to
'victory or death !'—i)e.te, be to their
Lilies, and rest to their souls!
"In the fight that. night, C l harle.
Carleton aeted a goodly part. Many-as
Briton fell by the old musket—by its
unerring ball, or its sturdy butt. He
fought with the coolness and bravery of
1 the veteran soldier. Side ty side with
the old sergeant, ho contested the for
tunes of the field, and.many a time did
his friendly arm interpose to save the
old men's. But at length, Nihili tt hotly
bengaged with several athletic Britons,
the bayonet of a focman entered WA
friend's heart, and he fell a bloody, life
less corpse upon the sward_l.4o6 him.
"When the battle mixed, Charles dug
a grave with his , crwn hands,'and laid
the body in, Just &slim rosy ann appear
ed in the brightening East.—lie knelt
down, and breathed a Orayer fortbe de
.soul; than turning away, with
maistbning eyes,hid farevnill to the ser
pan t's Jowly grave. .
"The Mule of Princeton, you know,,
elezurrocti*JOßmis x4n lnd it was nist'in
til the Mlowinit her, when die
artily. retired toyr cinarterii at VII
ley Forge, about twenty nines from
Philadelphia, that ,Charles weld get
leave of absence to fultilt „Ma mission,
and visit his home, - whit,' he had sell
do - p since he flret la ..
_L .though he had
sent word to his pariahs, frKinently, l l*
hisilthereabnuts. 1
'etlt Wi., s a bright, *leer, cold winter
morning, then he made h is way through
.0 04 , 4 : .: line -the *k.e of the
&huy . I river, weary and Oipeel worn,
for Be hid *raveled all. the
eet ty
'fight on Toe‘t w a mem
,nlikeliption gi thk atft's 1
tit'e old in t frititAbito=;
' .:•: ri. , .. ? ..'; %:; -us , .• i
where in •the neighborhood' of the
cottage. Accordingly be monnted a
considerable eminence near by, and
east his eves girt the surmunding
country. lie ailrforereel,after a keen
s-Nratiny, 4 smoke arising above the
trees, ahont a-Ainarter of N mile ahead.
'That,' said he, ‘lnii-4 he IN-oin the cot-
Aceording,ly lie descended from
his plVe of observali(m, nod pursued
his w.iy.thr nigh the woods in the direc
tion of the sinAke, not without some
caution, 11°u-ever, for the British had
takep Pidladelphia, or, as Franklin had
it, Philadelphia had taken them, and he
was now within some few miles of it.
Theret#e he knew not hut ho might
meet with some of them, and run a risk
of being made a pri , oner, or perhaps
meet with Monte wore mishap, for the
Enzli(di soldiev,hen not under the
immediate eves o f' their oftieers, did
not scruple to spill the ldood of a 'rebel.'
'As he was passing along with hasty
step, and NN lien. as lie thought, he must
be somewhere in the vicinity of the
place he was seekia , , his attention was
arrested by a sonnd which resembled
the stifled sobhin of a child. Ile
stopped to listen, Ina it had teased, and
he was about to put on, when the
sound niet his ear s lie listened
tww more attentively, and found that
it is-wed from a 'thick copse of brush
wood in' the immediTtte 'He
approached it, and putting aside the
thiele folia (re, diseovertl, concealed
within, a young ‘vernan of exceeding
heaaty, and a. 'nth:. rosy-checked boy,
a hese cry it was that had attracted his
attention. At sight of Charles, the
young woman fell upon her knees, and
with her dark eyes streaming with
tear-, 4inplored his mercy.
". spare us—oh ! spare 'us !' she ex
'we never harmed you. We
cannot do any harm. Take everything,
spare' us. 6hl my father, if heowere
but hofe!'
" • Do not fear m', yourfg lady,' said
Charles ; um an Amerigan Soldier,
and au American fioldiur d never yet
harmo.l a woman; they wt with men.'
" • Th-Ink God r exatime she, look
ing, \A-Hdly around, and clin •nir to his
arm ; .1 thought you were one of thoge
cruel Britons.
"'What do you mean r said he
'What of the British?'
••' Why, why,' she answered, with a
faltering voiee, 'a party of them came
last miNdit to our cottfq, , e, and after we
11:;(1 ~i ven them 111:at they demanded,
eat and drink, they ernel4- killed poor
oil Donald, and thud turned our home.
and my little ncphew have escaped,
and sanglit rt.Ctige bore. Happily they
eonld-not find perhapi «'e would
not he alive. Oh: Wray father were but
licre !--alas.he is away with the army'
"' Tour lather—what is his name?
"'Sinclair! and ig it Mary Sind Air I
meet in this condition r
"'Thilltiti my name, sir.'
"'Then prefhire yourself to hoar of a
greater ealamity than you have just re
counted to tne.i ..
Mint—what of my father ?' she
a•korl eagerly and with apprehension.
lie is dead,' said Clutrlcs, - with
&notion ; 'he died by my side at the
battle of Princeton, and these bands
consigped him to his bumble, but hon
ored grave.'
"The yonng wonmn gave a piercing
shriek, and fell sen4eless into his arms.
Charks bathed her temples with some
water from his canteen, and poured
some down her throat. After a few
moments she opened her eyes, and
after a shirt space, came to
" When she had effectually recovered,
.he took the miniature from 'his neck,
and with the letter, presented it to her.
She kissed the former. and put it around
her own neck. When she had finished
reading the letter, she grnsped Clutrles'
hind warmly-, while torrents of tears
rollej from her glistening eves. She
wiitQ have spoken her thanks—but her
heart was too full.
" And now,' said Ch arl ' I promised
him that if you ever u proteetion,
I wonld give it to you to ho bestof e -
ability. 'Therefore, I must insist upon
takilig you and your little nephew to
my father's house, where you wil4 find
in him and my mother second prareilts.'
Wittione hesitation, she oonsentOd.
4 ' She conducted him a short di4tance
from the copse, and there he behelij the
smooddering ,ruins of the cottage, \.;he
emokel'pom whieb Yap what he be
held. Old Donald, tiviir t .servan.t., had
Let.n eimmittned therein.
"'Well,' 'Said the old man, 'to be
brief—for I have already made my sto
ry longer than
‘ ,l iutended—he took
Mary Sinclair and her- nephew to his
fatber'e house. Tikey had a difficult
burney, for they badLo rel on foot,
ut they.‘reachod it y. lie re
mained at home n five °of:ah
sent* ex.Pired, and thife.: joined the
almy. When thst war ,he again
"Jiarrie4 Mary Sinclair," d the
bride, amilinr archly
Even "so, added - lise old nutn,`“,iucid
hb ever Messed- the day when with that
Mkt tnneket he scattered' the aseallaise
44t the old seageane." • '
A. be spoks ? fiareiated to tie piece
thatAutagmunst the wall. ,
-why, g raudf.tber,'fr'said the bride:
gre9en, "Yoe 4 elandre told us that that
was your o*pardiba h, " through man/ a
tuk ix? the 7 , 4340 hi.. • •
‘..Anctl toht rattle truth, Japes."
you tetllitg nejnya . r
• wn Story? a rndir are this imMdCharlei
• *tan r?' '4, 4. . 4 ,
"Leut.--40 hopiaibil.4lFt.
for (4. ''lli i r tr 4r 4 T •
and i yol l ilarpo t Ak i . jusr
nepliew u prMiet
ch tar iiiirttomb., 4 '—etstiler:'
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The Wrath of Washington.
Ananecdote I deriviN from Colonel
Lear shortly before his death in 1416,
may bore he relAted, Showing the height
to which Washington's passion would
rise, yet be controlled. It belongs to
his domestie life which I am dealing
with, having occurred oinder his own
roof, whilst it marks public feeling the
most intense, and points to the moral of
his life. I giv'e it in Colonel Lear's
words as near as I can, having made a
note of them at the time :
Towards the close of a lvinter's day
in 1791, an officer in uniform was seen
dismount in front of the President's, in
Philadelphia: and, giving time bridle to
his servant, knocked at the door of his
mansion. Learning from • the pbrter
that the President \Orb at dinner, he
said ho was on puhlie bu-hiess and had
dispatches for the President. A servant
was sent i to the dining-room to give
the inform: tion to 3ir. Loar, who left
the table a went into the hall where
the officer epeated what he hail said.
Mr. Lear replied that, as the President's
Secretary, he would take charge of the
dispatches, and deliver them at the
proper time. The offices made answer
that he had just arrived from the west
ern army, and his orders were to deliver
theni with all pxopptitude, and to the
President in person; hut that he would
wait his directions. Mr. Lear •return
ed, and in a whisper imparted to the
President what had passed. General
Washington rose from the table, and
went to the officer. T
....e was back i n a
short time, made a word of apology for
his absence, but no allusion to the cause
of IL Ile had company that day.—
Everything went on as usnal. Dinner
over, the gentlemen passed to the draw
ing-room of Mrs. Washington, which
was open in the evening. The General
spoke courtiamsly to every lady in the
room, as was his custom. Ills hours were
early, and by ten o'eloek all the com
pany had gone. ?firs. Washington add Mr.
Mr. Lear remained. Soon Mrs. Wash
ington left the room.
l'hl General now walked backward
and forward for some minutes Without
speaking. Then he sat down on a sofa
by the fire, telling Mr. Lear to sit down.
lio this moment thve had been no
change in his manner since his interrup
tion at the table,. Mr. Lear now per
ceived emotion. This rising in him, he
broke out suddenly, "It's all over—St.
Clair's defeated—routed •, the officers
neorly all killed, the men by wholesale ;
the rout. complete—too shocking. to
think of—and asurprise in thabargain!"
Ile uttered all this with great vehem
ence. Then he paused, got up from the
sofa and walked about the room leverul
times, agitated, but saying nothing.—
'l•tettril le door he stoppod short and stood
still a few seconds ; when his wr,ith be
came terrible.
ho barst forth; u s ITERE on this
very spot, I took leave of him ; I wished
him success and honor; you have your
instructions, I said, froni the Secretary
of War, I had a strict eye to them, and
will add bnt one word—TO:WADS. OF A
A SUIZPRISE—vu know how the In
drawl tight us. ITe went off with that
as Inv lasticolemn warning, thrown into
his ears. And yet !! to suffer that army
to be cut to pieces, Masked by a surprise
—the very thing I guarded him against !
Oh, - God, oh, God, he's worse than a
murderer !Bow can he answer 14„La his
country ;—the lilood of the slaiiii upon
him—the canitti c 'of widows and orphans
—the eorse of Heaven !"
This torrent came wit in tones appall
ing. his very frame shook. It was
awful, said Mr. Lear. More than once
he throw his hands up as he hurled im
precations upon St.. Clair. Mr. Lear
remained speechless; awed into bryath
/e4s silunce. s
The roused' ell icf sat down on the sofa
once more. lie seemed cunscious , of his
passion and uncomfortable. Ile was
silent. Ilis wrath began to subdue, he
at length said altered voice "This
must not go beyond this room." Anoth
er pause followed—a longer one—whea
he said in along quite low, "General St.
Clair bhall have justice i-I . loolted hastily
through the dispatches, saw the whole
disaster, but not' all the particulars; I
will receive him without displeasure; I
will hear him without prejudice ; be shall
hail, full justice."
He was now, said Mr. Lear, perfectly
calm. Half an hour had gone by. The
storm was over; and no sign alit was af
,terwards seen lush's conduct or beard in
his conversation. The result is known.
The whole case was investigated by
(engross. St. Clair was exculpated and
elegai ncd the owatid.cnee Washington had
m him when appgintinkt him to that
command. Be had pat himself into the
tl tic kese Of dui fight end ifiteaped unhurt,
though haill as to be carried fon slitter,
and unable to monat,his bora°
help.— Inthiliftem is Domestic
°lett/ ROA*
iiiiir:DOyou go to school, sow, Char.
Joy,?" t:Y,eit s , sir, lharl a fight too," he
replied. "Youhaylf which whipped?"
Oh,l gOt Irtdpped," ho re)
at",W the
BoY w You l t`l9 l 4 yon gloi be
itachian t sr r was."
k •-• j))11,11104,14,14t1'
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Every Partner Growing
own Sugar.
The great demand madp at the *eat.
office, this Aar, fer the °airiest) Samar •
Cane seed, indicates that the eultivatiq,
wit be very extensive, the only difficulty
in the way being the want orcheari-s i gt
portable machinery for extraeti*
juice of the cane. this diffienlty;w4 sa t
our own inventors are ondenvoring to)
remove. A Mr. 'Hodges, of Cinoinnatl
has a machine on exhibition at Wa s
im '
~rton which he designed for a sugar
mill. It consists of three vertical iron
rollers,. supported between oat Iron
plates, resting upon a triangular Wood
frame, about eight -feet on its sides.
Uadcr each corner is a large trunk
wheel, so adjusted when working, as t 4
revolve in a circle, the shaft of OM of
the rollers occupying tale centre'' of the
frame. and *hitched afst to a timber be.
low, preventing. its Surning,, while the
other two gearill Lit° et the trip, are
ma4lQ to rqvolve arcrtintl it as the whole -
frame is thrned by the horse. • On one
corner is a feed tailole, from whfoh a man
feels the cane, which, having beqn act- •
ed apon by tife two rollers, paws out
upon a table on the other corner; which
is removed as often as a sufficient qi
tity accumulates. The juke pas
down through the bed.plate ' and is -
ceived in a vessel made for.that purpose.
Cheap and portable machinery is all that
is wanted to test the great experiment
which is now being tried with the Chit
: •
nose sugar cane. -
Palestine.—ln entering Palestine; Mr.
Stanley, in common with all othertraV
eters, was struck with the smallness it
a territory whielOills so large a space is
the history of mankind. Its tkreadtti
rarely exceeds whileits ex
treme length, from "Dan to Beersheba, 4
is but one hundred and eighty: 'l l Fibrii
almost every height in Palestine the e
tire breadbh of the territory may berta.
ken in view, frtnn the hills of Moab to the'
sea; and the traveler, even in despite of
previous preparation, is startled to find
that in one long day he has passed fro*
the :capiuil of j fides to that of gantarisi,
or that in eight hours, ho haa seen ' , tiros
such spots as Hebron,. Bethlehem pad
J erusalem." It brings a strange/eel
lug, too, especially, after leaviag thelt4-
certain' topography of the desert, to ar
rive suddenly in -the midstfoof plates
whose still existing names have been ft
miliar to .us from infancy, as theacatas
of awn ts which we have never • thongh,t,
of without awe;—"to hear the names of
Carmel, Moab, Ziph, shouted out by the
Bedouin guides, or by the ploughthan
in the fields, who know no more of Dti
-yid's wanderings than those DiVyasea. l :
This is the charm of travel a sisfsi t c
land. But nowhere is it telt, wit§,..hAti
the security which is enjoyed airiong
the unquestioneil localities of the •Ihnd
of the Bible.
OUr HOW.? .--G eni us lut t ta trituuso,
ATM.! its glories, its splendor, suceeski'ts
bright rewards, but the heart orgy Kith
its home. Home only! Whatnif
ne;deth the heart? What more esn It
grain? A true home is more than the
world—more than ho or, and pridtsmia
fortune—more than all earth ten gi!re—
the light,the noonday sun maynot viel4,
and yet thel i i(f . f trr ames of one plirobearn •
of love enkin tand sytnpathy maleds
to burn forever. .
Homo how more ) 4eautirul theiriwtll
how like an'untani, t roligj.rnlgoldsp
link between the soul andheaVeYo ,tflp,ll
the presence 'Of a pure heart Makciti twee •
radiant, and the mtNie of its inite&frih
floats like 'the chore's of unsieweliere
binis around thy traniptil hesrth4,
Do it Yourselve,r,: Boys.— a 8
WII:1! ii ilia.
teacher or some class-mate to fiervetM
profit:MT Do it yoinselves: TVII Tltileit 7
IW3 well iet them eat your dime, tatwio
your sums for you." It is isiitstifiat
as in eating; he that dues it gstit.4l4l4n
efit, and not he that sees it{ igtm, fipia
mostmevetzphool Lwould give in erg'far
what the - filiemilearns : ;imply be&use
the teacher is compelled to solve alt3 : 110
hard problems for them, and answiir l ' i the
questions of lazy bar. Do not ask him
to parse all the diftLial -
you in the performant
duties. Do it you
though they look
Donit ask erenAhi.
Trytwain. Apieg y
il .
ability, and
the very dint of Iv'
rained in this• atm
firet, the problem was .
It is the study and
really rewards zanr"
soirANw weekaago iu oldgenelorolti
and big lady Nero tounins , domtp.lolll
lows. City to Darovibarty iOwn
were] growded. Ayoung tniqt_,got v.p
and gave of 14)11 sent', tyhili roN-.
paniOn;: . ed lent; *riga*
stealmust, au lipir tfii-0411
Life, b,y
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