Erie weekly observer. (Erie [Pa.]) 1853-1859, August 07, 1858, Image 1

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Then lay bat a dada sisitiew
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pa their laanot nal of amaze
Hang hue the heaven oa lagh ;
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Is arm armed as stole.
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7 Were leoldag late my boa/
And he softly aid, .Tlida mush.
!Ingham heart make alight and noon,
Vail long have I waited, weary,
for thy heart to leap the tune
It 'Atli the darkest incur of the Revolution for
die American cause There were traitors in the
camp, though the great mass of the people re
mained firm and determined in the cause of in
dependence The British army outnumbered
tine American foreo4 act three to one, but liberty
was the pr4a to be woe, and brave hearts, led on
by Wa.shiugtou, did not despair What if they
were cl;d in tattered garment:, and their feet
were shoeless, leaving marks of , blood upon the
frozen ground wherever they followed their loved
commander, so long as they battled for the
birthright of freedom.
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At the period of our Ntory, there btood iu the
vicinity of the Village of Brueswiek a log how.,
of rather laige dimensions, sad built in a nom '
nor that proved that its proprietor went in more
for comfort rhau appearance as regarded his
dwelling - There was In air of neatness and taste
shout the garden that seemed to prove that it
was under the special care of a woman, eve ,
though currant bush, honey suckle and hop vine.
Lad been for many days under the 'moss of De
The proprietor of the house followed the dou
ble calling of a blacksmith and a fernier lie
W alt a lode old wan of about silty, and his faro-
It sere eotepoped solely of his wife Dorothy and
Ills daughter Mary, a beautiful girl just budding
To his youth, farwt•r Jonas ilittlotl had sidtrOg
este.] Quaker priociplesyl peace, but iu his age
his Kympathy was secreily enlisted in, the cause
or King George. tits conduct, however, -had
beta so oirconaspect—he appearing w maintain a
neutrality as regarded both the Briiitih and
American cause—that, though suspicions were
rife of his extending aid to the former, he had
thus fir csesped actual proof
The only person hired aboat his premises was a
tall, ungainly youth, who had served as a helper
iu the sur,thy, when occasionally a nergbbor
wished hts horse shod, or his wagon wheel rims".
llis nam e •was Maisel,' Doolittle, and he hailed
from the lfry State, from %hence he bad wan.
di red t. his present ow 1011, 40111-e three 33-1 a
before, biudiug himself to &lull,: Hutiou ttll ono
and twvgity. He had all the peculiarities of the
migratory race tif_ New Eog!ao.l, and though, as
we hare rtate.,l, he Wa4 tall and argatuly ►u his
dept ritUellt, a warm treArt best under .1 home•
spun vest, and Ile displayed touch genius and
tact for the bent tit cl his employer.
As a of course he had been in love for
a long time with the fair form and blue ryes of
his master's daughter, Mary, though s llO had al.
ways treated his case so coolly that any one else
but a'genutue Yankee wooer would have left the
field in despair. No girl can bear to Lava it said
the her lover is an object of ridicule, and Mary
was well aware that tall Nalaebi—the name by
which ber father's apprentice was generally ad
dressed—was the sport of all the young girl's in
d neighborhood let she might have made a
gsod choice, for he bid fair to become a first rate
mltlianio, was a crack shot with the rifle, and
could out run, out juiup, as he effinkifed it him
self anything that stool in two shoes He was
a firm ailv*ate of the American cause, and when
his boss wais,not by and be could galika listen.
er's car, he would express his admiration for
Washington in ehet highest terms .
It was the latter part of December, and close
upon dusk when a young man, attired in the
uniform of an ensign in the Continental_ army,
and mounted upou apo al gray hors e ,-r o de
up to squire Hutton's smith and requested that
his animal might be shod lip diatsly.
"Friend, thou seemest to be sotnewhiq of a
hurry," was Squire flutton's repl glancing at
the stranger ; "and as Malachi is b fodder
ing the cattle, and I hair promise , to have
neighbor Parker's wheel half . hour,
perhaps thee had better apply to the , ext
shop, which thee will- find about a mile s• . a
half from here, on, theatraight road tot ,
wick, and " _
"A plague on neighbor Parker and his wagon
wheel," said the young man impatiently. "As
you have stated, however, I am in a hurry,, and
bear.important dispatches to Washington, who,
I understand, is on his way to attack our ene
mies May Heaven favor the right cause !"
"Amen," said the smith, earnestly. - "But as
I have informed thee before, it will be impossi
ble to attend to the shoeing of the begat to night
It is nearly dark, and I seldom pursue my labors
after nightfall."
The stringer mused a moment, and thee mut
tered to himself : "It is pot possible that I son
have beco misinformed ;" drew A paper from his
pocket and beaded it to §qtiire Hatton.
"What is this i" he exclaimed.
..Soinethieg that would woe impobtis. b ill&
every one peruse in these tamer; but I have
beard that you was a staunch 'pan in the cause
of Kiog George, and I eel limit you. The exi
gencies of uty ease did•nifsdollit of delay. My
horsemost . be shod end 1' intitehe within the
British' camp, at Treat:cm hyto morrow more
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The .lil smith valth-st ti#W4 tarp?* Wilted
his glasses to pratieltbs doeu t ta p t
i t, led by the
last feding.itglit af r ized the well
known sigestehr of Lord '
lie ieetantly 'roped tbw, grasser by Ilia
hand; bbd aid for the *nee * new George be
would neglect , etsityjob of wulliCis tbe - et
. 4.13nt thee minim* wiling* ride of it, freed;
'the roads twe is shad ere idioms;' the
will blow fin; ' robketeio, -
the whole of Se jownelr • • ,
Thet it nmailbadi
Ixtigh at smeltadireetareals tko'Onigrortke eel'
ft we sarit 'Ptemar•J'''
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tears tha 'nod 'alba aah•tree '
ilh leave the sea on theshort:
or onr heart& shall hat lilts asea■are,
rbonr toys, tilt MP) beat no awn T..
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frowniet, I , willisee thou art well prepared
.; itionitneyt . good eapot Welquel. to
at' tba hash . . .. . wasted in Beaton barber
itde by m - Dorstby, and a few warm his
, ; nits pr , . . , my daughter Maryteill refresh
1 ' , ee • ‘. A., • ~.•. to thy loisg ride."
"T. oh; kind Sir, for your hospitality, and
.. soured . thk . it will be remembered to our
I°. . chief. My , business is urgent, for
if I Meth Trent% by sunrise the plan I new bear
about'my pereeCwill plebe the rebel army whet.
ly in Mir. power."'
"Ss eat thotAio, 7" said the smith, rubbing
his haedajoyfully ; "thin, indeed, we have no
i time to lose Hello,alaehi ; ail, here thou art .
Bun up to the house nil tell Portithy that my
a ll
1 friend, Ensign Spence of the Continental atmy,
is going to sop with . 'Re his important doe
umetite for the ,benefi tif the American cause,
and; mien be in the American camp to morrow
moroieg. Thou eanst shoe the horse, while I
extend to him the hospitalities ;" sad Squire
-.7. anon, taking the young man by the area,
ui.. , red him in a few moments into the presence
o f bili-vile mud eharmiog daughter.
Mee .04441 e; ilaisiebi, who had eyed the stran
ger very Asrly; lit a leap and began to try the
"Well," he !aimed to himself, if this don't
beat all natur ought there was sometbing
to the wind when .-- t. critter halted at oar
place ; so I just stop. ,•• . dering the cattle and
sneaked up to the back af'. -.,.0f the shop to lis..
ten!' So if be gilts to Trim • ~ ...y =arise to mor•
row morning the Xinerican •••.•!will he in the
bands of the British. If you are' - ! ere by that
time, by Judas p Malachi Doolittle • .;n't. know
nothing about steeling Whea---you -.Jitter ;
ea t er you stand Culll a moment while tit '' , .*,rons
get hot ? re+ no wonder you're so restless ' ;th
such a load of sine se you are about to carry, a
I'm going to cur my identures to night and join
the American army. Who knows but I may
come back a capleta sod marry Mary flatten,
and then strike o bee line for old Massachusetas
But I must burly ;his job through, for I would
. not like the boast° jiaspeet my work to night.—
"There," to addedi, as he *eve the last nail,
"you will cast of a pair of them shoes about five
miles t'other side of itrueswielt ; sod then if I
can't catch you, Boilign Spencer, on my old sot •
rrl, I I may he blowed up in a powder.
mill "
Big wilik toteuttOos to the benefit of the A.
oaeriesu can=e, Hari fastened his horse, and
closing the shop d or, wended his way to the
The wind blew kieu vod cold, and the sky was
overcoat with dark fiends.
"Shouldn't won* if we•had two foot of sonw
before to-morrow 4orniog,': said Malachi to
himself, "and I'd rtither, by a darn sight, go to
an apple bee or a (Ohio' party with Mary Hut.
ton tucked ander y arm, than take a journey
to Trenton to.nigh . lhwever, what can't be
cured, must be endured, as my old school warm
used to say, when she applied the birch ; so all
you've got to do, tlachi Doolittle,. is vie . pia,
possum, wad not gi .- the British so big a starti
He found the kittlhen empty, for Ensign Spen.
coo being considered in the light of an especial
guest, the supper table seas set in the parlor..
• "Rot hi - spiettrre l he will be making love with
Mary next," said Nlalachi, uneasily i but if he
does I'll pay off in his own coin. Ah ! heru is
his pistols cod heavy riding coat. Well, now,
M a li ce l i i D.,,httle, [ don't think it would he no•
wholesome to your constitution to jork the prig,
ing nut of thew b.arkers, for fear matt. rs might
COMO' 1n rough cud rumble. So bore it go. s,"
and plaiting tie :wha to the word the stratiger's
weapons were loat.itatly placed in a harmless cou•
d tt ion
Who' the) apprentice entered the parlor he
Lund D..rafiay Hutton and her daughter-Mar)
in high Elea• awl g humor. The supper
over, but the Or-Inger seemed to be attracted to
the y mith'i pallor by the bright eye of Autry,
awl looking twice out of the window if* the
cold, black night he gave a shudder as if loth 1,1
tepuirt (41 bis journey.
Tall, 31alschi devoured his supper in moody
silence; bat, notwithstanding his discontent at
the notice the young officer took of Mary, he
niado fearful inroads no the johnny.eake and
Kau+ago. A genuine Yankee is seldom so deep
•n love that he forsakes his victuals, add such
ma certainly tall Malachi's case
IVhon there war to excuse for longer delay,
the „pp re ntio e • way depnteil fetch Spencer's
horse tc the doer, and thanking his host and
hostess for their kitid attcrutions, and bestowing
a kiss upon the blushing cheek of Mary, he be
etrode the animal and s t forth tat a round gallop
on his dark and dreary journey.
"I guess I'd better go and finish foddering the
cattle," said Malachi, as the clatter of the horse's
hoofs died away in the distance. "Old Bull has
broken his sue:tingle all to smash, I calkilate I'd
beat e take the sorrel horse and go down to
Brunswick to-morrow morning and get it fixed,
as we *ant to slcd some wood from the swamp.
Suppose you can let me bare old sorrel for a little
while, Squire Y"
"Why, how On earth can thee go down to
Bmnswick without him, Malachi ? How foolish
you do t4k to.nightt*
"Well; I didn't hnoi but that you might
want to use him," said Malachi, elosisg the door
behind him and stoking for the bars. "Con.
earn his picture ! kissed her lips, did he? Well,
it I don't have a wristle with him for that trick,
my name ain't Malaebi Doolittle. Jerusalem,
how cold , it is. I wish I had my other shirt on,
but it's up use to grumble. Old Sorrel, put in
the big licks, and yoh shall be kept on nothing
lee but oats and eloker for the ballanee of your
nal days And how for s partial salute to
the \hoss," be added as he strode up to the
door f the house . ; "Hello ! Squire Hutton,
suntbia broke loose I"
"Why ! alaebi, oat, is the matter 1" asked
the ning the door , "is the barn afire,
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•'No, Sothic' ofkthe , kind, toss. But PTA
concluded to borold Sorrel to-night, instead
of to-morrow morn ing I know the whole plot,
an' I . am going to take \ them papers from Essig!
Sperber and give them George Wasbison.
"lirby, his horse is aelleet, the wind, mid
be, will get to Transom be t hou art bolt way,"
said 'the smith with s laugh: i
*You forgot that I shod hithriit, &as list.
ton." - X" ,
"Well, he is armed, and will a.. , thee as
tlr ost
lead as a nail, if u.dost attempt ei. eac h ."
'Can't Ise did, :. .iT .ohook the . 'sling
from his puitola when e ins it to supper. h !
• ""Minder and 'eelselnitir.:—Lorti forgive e—
bilt—" ,
• The rest of the neatest* i
was lost on Malachi
ear, for a wild lita.hlpl ga-leog, sorrel!" be
'war following in'tbe track of the British Spy.
,Tbe sight was , very dark, sod the flakes of
were were failing' fist over the already wkiteeed
sivit ' bat titelaid sorrel Was perfectly attinals
,tsd. i; prSyy, !DO of tits grounk sita, as if
s ir, as instinct that be wee es istairma
iii it teti of so delay, it needed but little
on 4 Part of Malachi to , make bias
S4riiith i idiTh mita etirpogit 4014 ier Brivmp i ,
tie& Mkt a gpsylikodid. ~.. . . ..
SA ~ AV MORNIr4G 7 9 '
' 00919 4 9991'1 hill. rijo 9.9 =i Asa
the Wiwi could hitt the g 9 1 . 1) 9 9f 9
the dlidnumNsed irtree he coultheir no iottid
Inn the molutsg , of the vied - as it whistled
through the forest :trees , he would shoot It Ga.
lone and the horse soak' resume his old pane.
But this pwsevetomee was net long to rt sore.
warded; for ho bad scarcely' put the village of
Brunswick five miles behind bim, when he de.
periled the object of his search a abort distance
silted, and traveling stieeh a gait as convissood
him that Ensign Spencer had little to thank
Malachi Doolittle in his handicraft. As the
matter stood it was no great feat for the atwirii
or ammtice to rein up by-the side of lb. ,
in the apace of a few momenta.
It Was too dark for Spotter to reoognise his
new acquaintance of the smithery.
"Fine evening, Squire," said Malachi, "sleigh
be first rate to..nsorrow, if it continuos
to come down in this way."
"There we don't agree, friend," said Speneer,
placing his hand by way of precaution on one of
bis pistols, "for the night, to my mind, is a cursed
dark and stormy one." -
"Well, 'tie something dark, that% a fact," was
Malachitrresponse, " for a man that got eon ,
aiderable distance to ride. Got a fine horse?
can't. see for 'sortie Critter goes kinder lame,
don't he?" '
" Yes, thanks to a bungling fellow that, shod
him about two hours ago, I shall not be able to
mob my destination by daylight "
*illather guess you won't, Squire, at the rate
yoit are traveling now. Trenton is s long way
off yet, and it's a rough road b. travel Now,
Squire, seeiu' it's you, I wouldn't mind awappin'
horses Old sorrel is sure footed, and only ton
years 014, some next Tease; though I should re
quire a little boot, under the circumstances—
notßontinental, but bard Spanish, and-2—"
"Bold on, my friend; for heaven's sake I
hate no wish to trade horses 'at any rate. and
your loquacity is perfectly overwhelming. I
are but one question to ask, and you can act
own pleasure•in answering it Who gave
you :pferniation that I was traveling to Tren
ton r
ilea. - slick as ilretase t Squire. „ You are on
our aide. ssyw.Kita,s, • George and down
with the rube,:. I arnMsiachi Doolittle, Jonas
Hutton's appreoqoe bey,- who shod your critter
this very night; aV it, appears that it ,was so
confounded dark in et shop, that I made a pep
ky job of it "
.• Peaty job, indeed," id Spencer, "Why,
my horse is going dead ta i l and I must be in
Trenton by to morrow 'morning—my business is
of the most vital importance."
"Could I do the business for yoir itaid Mal
achi, "you can go back to 'Spire IluXon's while
I carry the dispatches you bear shout yea to the
British camp." -
"No," said Spencer with it laugh, " that, Fir,
would hardly do A British officer placing itu.
portant despatches in the hands of a blacksmith's
apprentice, is altogether out of the question,"
Judas, I've got it !" exclaimed Malachi,
as if struck by a certain thought; " we will
swap horses r take yoorerito.
ter beak to uttbies, and doctor him up until
you call for him, and lend you old sorrel—he is
just as fresh now as when be left the stable. and
can keep tte• same gait for fintr and twenty hours
to come.
Nosign Spencer was delighted with the prop
osition, and halting at a favorable place, they
bath di.uneutud to wake an exchange. But no
sooner bad the touched the ground
than be found Liui.e.,t to the Oa Luibracc of
'• :Cow, Squire, - lie ewe:singed, before it
e-ao.s to a worse tuwsei, trouble you to fork
over Ibew pere,"
"Why, what (Jo you meal), you piebian
ty iusultiug uu officer uf King George?" strng•
gling to free imam!! !cool the grasp of the ap
•• I Len jiktt what 1 -ay, you pi durtied can
tankerous Tory varmint. Hurrah fur George
Washington and the Continental Congress. Kiss
Mary again, will you?? Well, I'm not going to
be erne!, out it you don't fork over them papers
itt a jiff, by the sixteenth ciao( r of the Revu.
'nautili', I'll mike mince Mee out of you ! I
will, by Judas !"
" Don't throttle me, au•l they ore yours I" el
elaitned Spencer, for hie opponent's grip bad
been tightening every instant.
" Don't, you attempt to come any of your
games; you tory varmint. I eau out run, wit
jump, out wrestle, and whip anything in our
gin's, and—"
" b'ach is not my Mtentiou. There are the
papers; much good may they do you Aud
Dow, sir, be kind enough to relea.4o my collar,"
said the officer.
'• Wait a bit, Squire—so, ba , sorrsl— must
wake all right ;" nod at the same tuoinjnt be
let go of Spencer, he leaped into the saddle and
said: " Good night, Squire, and pleasant •Jroniu3
to you."
Spencer instantly aimed one of his pistols at
Malachi, but it missed fire. He dashed it to
the ground with a curve, and lerelml the other;
the trigger clicked, but there was no discharge
" Ha, ha, ba ! You'll find the primin' , cat.
tered around Jonas Hutton's kitchen floor, where
I left it.," said' Malachi. •' go-lane,
sorrel. Three cheers for tieorge Washington
and the Cootinertal Congress "
The sun was not above one hour high when a
tall slab sided Ydnkee mounted on a bony horse,
rode up to the American lines, where he was
hailed by the senteries ' and to whom he wide
known that ho had something of the most vital
important* to communicate to the General. nee
invincibly' pertinacity finally procured him the
coveted eudicnee with the commander in chief
of American forces, and tsll Malachi placed the
doetneents he had procured with so much trouble
in his hands. .
WeriliOgton sew as a glance that, had the
plane e tt i yi divulged been carried out, the Amer
ican would have been placed in great peril,
if not ut rly annihilated. Of his master's share
in the trismmedoe, Malachi Doolittle said noth
ing, for be was toll much in love with Mary to
betray her father, but all other questions he
answered with a promptness that proved that be
had a large share of good sense to make up for
his uncouth appearance.
"And you wish to serve in the army," said
Washington, kindly. ,
"Such is my iiitenion, your excellency, if you
think my services worthy of regard."
" We are always glad to receive such good re
cruits in the cause of freedom as thou art. The
seal* then haat rendered is a great one to the
Amnion Cause. % Captain Doolittle, allow me to
congratulate you! for snob is the commission you
bold henceforth in the Continental amyl"
The heart of the now made officer was too fall
express his thank., but he resolved to prove by
1, end not by wads, that be was worthy of
l'iagioa's oossideratios. The Commooder
'f Jaw that sonfeiniutediate liternitist be
Not only to tithe Philatfelphii—z ! illileb, as
' by the *Spate:dies brouglit'bi Doolit.
ty were determined to poreese—but
opirittorttlinition, tail lied fifo r
*ea depihi or deapoadeisay, ir•
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,pest maw, ter tilts Week Wag
totally pion-tha ale* Icanduid,
the ea s' y Z:tten prisoaes of war. He re.
crossed the fiver spit, and, though his shadow
of an arsy was weary and exhausted, he deter.
mined to make an attack 011 the British forces
at Prineeton. afire ho had the good fortune to
kill sixty, andtake lAA* hundred prisoners
wire. This goad fortune served to dispel the
gloom gist had settled over the American hum
_ _ _
Is is an undoubted fact that M a / a ehi Doolittle
held a colonel's eommission in the way before
ite , close of the war, whichto4diseu when
rent Orilein acknow l edged the silence of
tfidled States, November 30;17 .
' Ole the banks of the River Rarites, some tea
=s after the incidents detailed in our "story,
e small too how, built in the style of t h e
Elizabethan period—the residenod of Colonel
Doolittle and his busily, which was one of the
wealthiest families in the whole wintry. He
was one. of the most hospitable of men, and
neither friend nor stranger could pass his house
without being asked to take a rang of the Colo
nel's good Bidet, or if it happened to be about
tea time ) a cup of tea and i slice of short cake,
made by the fair hands of his wife Mary.
There was en old man, too, who sat in the co,
siest Floe by dui fireside, who for a long time
140 the close of the war would advocate the
cause of the King, and talk about having some
body arrested for stealing a sorrel horse—at
which his daughter would wink slyly st her hos •
band-but be finally came to the conclusion, as
peace sod prosperity crowned the land of free.
door, that George Washington Aires not sal:ouch
of a rebel after all..
There was an old lady, too, who, appared to
never grow tired-of praising her son in law, and
a little boy, the very image of bis mother, who,
at the elme of many a summer's day, would climb
upon his father's knee and say, with a tone of
earnest entreaty:
" Now, ps do tell me abaut Ensign Spenter;
and General Washington, and the Hessians, and
how you booked grandpa's horse, and how you
listed for a soldier.
" Willingly, my son," the Colonel would re
ply; "but I have related my story so oft* I
should think you knew it by heart.' Yet son
and heir otten zolated the story over and over
Snobis one of the many incidents connected
with the dark hours of the Revolution. Though
purchased with the blood of thousands, it It ft the
legacy of freedom to mankind, and few, in those
"timckwhich tried men's souls," acquired great,
er fame in the American cause than Malachi 1).)o
little, the Blacksmith's Apprentice.
How Byron Prevented Fatness
Byrog bad not demigod his body by !trim g
drinks, bitt his terror of getting fat was so great
that . he reduced his diet to the point of absolute
starvation. He was of that soft, lymphatic ter.
perament, which is almoSt impossible to keep
within 'a moderate .compass, particularly tits in
his case,' his 6100210/111 pretested his taking eter-
When haptided,to his weight, even sated.
iog wbe Paiofoli No' be resolved to keep doze to
el..tven stone or Altos himself lle said every,
thing he swallowed was instantly converted ie.
to tallow and deposited on his ribs. Ii wan the
ouly human being I ever wO4 with of sufficient
adf , restraint and resolution to resist the prone•
ness to fatten Ile did so; and at Genoa where
he was teat weighed, he was ten atone and nine
pounds, (149 pounds), and looked much less
This was not from vanity shoot his personal ap
pearance, but from a better motive; and as, like
Judge Greedy, he was always hungry, his merit
was the greater Occasionally he relaxed his
vigilaneS, when he swelled apace. I remember
ape of his old friends saying, "Byroo, how well
you are looking!" If be bad stopped there, it
had been well; but when he added, "You are
getting fit," Byron's brow reddened and his eyes
fished "Do you call getting fat looking well,
as if I were a hoe" and, turning to me, he matt.
tared—" The beast! I can hardly keep my hands
off him!"
The man who thus offended him was the hus
band of the lady addressed as "Geoevra," end
the original of his "Zuleika," in the Bride of
Abydos. I don't think be bad much appetite
for his dinner that day, or for many dap, and
Bever forgave the man, who so far from wishing
to offend, intended to pay him a compliment.—
Byron says he tried all sorts of experiments to
stay his hunger, without adding to his bulk. "I
swelled" ,be said, at one time, to fourteen stone - ,
(196 pounds,) so I clapped a muzzle on my jaws,
and like the hiberuating animals, consumed my
own fat" He would exist on biscuits and soda.
water days together. Then, to allay the internal
hunger gnawing at his vitals, he would make bp
a horrid mess of cold potatoes,.rice, fish, or greens,
deluged in vinegar, and gobb:e it up like a fam
ished dog. On either of these unsavory dishes,
with a glass or two of Rhine wine, he cared not
now sour, he called feasting sumptuously.
Upon my observing that be might as well have
fresh fish or vegetables, instead of stale, he
laughett,.and answered,."l have the advantage
over you; I have no palate. One thing is as
good as soother to me " "Nothing," I said,
"disagrees with the natural man. He fasts and
gorges; his brains don't bother him; but if you
wish to live—" "Not I. The Byrons are a
short lived race on both sides, father and moth
er. Longevity is heriditary. I am nearly at
the end of my tether. I don't care for death a
d—; it is the shag! I can't beiu. pain." By
starving his body, Byron kept his brains clear.
No man had brighter eyes or clearer voice, and
his resolute bearing and prompt replies, when
iseited, gave to his body a muscular power that
imposed on strangers. I never doubted—for he
was repay indifferent to life, and prouder than Lu
cifer—that, if he had drawn his sword in Greece
or elsewhere, he would have thrown away his
Art ODD Itomegroo.—As queer things as ever
happen now-a- days—Listen:
A Welsh wife of an Irishman in St. Louis
quarrelled with her husband and went to N ew
Orleans, and with a young child roamed about
the ere a cadeavoring to Iliad some who w ou ld
kindly give her food sad • place whereon to lay
her head. One day whilst walking on the L e v ee
she met 4 Puebla Maxima who tanked her for
lorn mould= and took piggy on her lie me
her half a dollar, and furnished her • O w go
stay. Nat day he called sad provided food for
her. In this way the Mexican helped the poor
female along for some time, until finally she eon•
seated to live with kin. They came to ge th er to
St. Louis, the woman thinking that her husband
eared po longer for her, and would not table
himself about her. But the Linkman by some
menu discovered she was in town, w e pt to a
J ust i ce o f t h e p ew , mid took ,pat a waned for
her arrest for _oddity. The Jades heard the
woman's story and was so moved by th e , p l a i n
unvarnished relation of her troubles and trial;
that his heart Was moved, sad be induced key
baboon** to prorate thefts. o n th e ems
bdm reacand with bin he consented to d o this.
Hit**, promised to Hie ao longer wish t h e
Mindilur, and cab soulally did sepatate, the
p e a* roa ra i ng so New Orleans. Hes bus.
band, at !lo*gE li t .li n a feeling of ma
towards hic ; . rehardiduld
la a4imosity an 4 anal( as die
rOorgo of , As soon as
Oralll,ol. recoesiliation
Itint aid w eek the two were re-
Waitiona neeriese. •
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The subject of Agriculture is one dud has been
much neglected. It hu been redW by the
mass of mankind as an inferior calling, own•
thy the amenlion of the learned. We; however,
conceive it one of transcendent importune,
• The three teethed professions, Divinity, Law
andlledicine, seem to have become so venerable
for their age and reveled for their science, that
the introduction of a fourth into the sacred trio,
would seem to many almost a-sacraligotui profa
nation.' That any occupation may be entitled
to the name of profession, it is necessary that
it shall embody prioeiplee which are profound
and philosophical and interests of more vital ice
perigee° and higher rank than the ordinary par-_
suits commanding the attention of mac. He
who would be an adept in any of them must
neeessarily be educated. It is not enough that
he possess an ordiutry education, that he be
merely sufficiently informed to enable him to
grasp with ease the common topics which occur
in general life, but he must be 'master of the
more abstruse departments of pekoes which
present themselves for investigation , in abort,
be must be a scholar. We admit the deplorable
fact that many of the present day assume the
title of . professional men who are unworthy of
the name ;who would be of more service to the
world, were they t., spend their lives in some
secluded place apart from the elest callings
which by their interfereeoe theygrace; but
we are free from aeltnittiug, iudeed we emphati•
°illy deny that the attainment, of such men are
any just standart of she requirements of a pros
We think we do not el aim for agriculture...more
than it deserves, wh .n we claim for it a place
atnotrg the highest of Lumati vocations. It may
not be regarded as tilahrJee•l within the narrow
limits which have beet) eeuerally ascribed to it
We would not consid-r it to consist merely of
plowing, sowing and reaping, without any other
considerations. IL is tru..: the early efforts in
agriculture appear everywhere to have been fee.
ble and limited, working on what might be term.
ed the surface of the subject. Among the un
-civilized, roving tribes, in the early stages of sot
MeV", but little vegetable matter was secured for
their snateuance, except the spontaneous produe•
tioqs of the earth, which were everywhere the
offspring of fertile sail; but as they became more
civilized and possessed a more permanent abode,
it became necessary to adopt some means by
which to increase vegetable products. Hence a
system of agriculture was commenced, which
was at first very inverted, consisting of nothing
more than merely taking advantage of natural
fertility. The subject as received many itu•
provements during a long series of ages, but
there has been but little deselopetient of its
true fundamental principles until recently. Re-
cent investigations prove it to be based purely
on principles, profund principles, whichlare auk•
ceptible of the minutest scientific investigition.
Chambers defines it to be "the art of disposing
the soil in such a manner as to make it produce
in the greatest abundance and perfeetion those
vegetables which are useful to man and - the ani
mals depending on him for subsistence."
This definition we consider not merely the
boo. we halm over seen, but absolutely the true
°be. A moment's attention to it will show
that for a man to realize its idea of an agricul
turist, he must thoroughly comprehend the phe
nomena of the three great kingdoms of nature—
the mineral, vegetable and mineral—not only in
• analysis and combinations of each within
i self, but also in the varied and complex rela•
tiotis they sustain to each other. Soil is value. I
We in the ratio of its adaptedness to sustain rep
oration. Vegetation derives its chief impor.
mace from its properties as food for animal life.
Beginning then with the ultimate object, the
susttnance of men and animals, the agricultu
rist should understand the physiology of both
himself and every animal and vegetable he reirs.s.
In addition to this, be should be familiar with
organic and inorganic chemistry. Should know
t4O constituent elements of each vegetable he
Altivates and of each beast, bird and insect he
owns To illustrate; if he is rearing a flock of
sheep for the meat market, ale should know the
conetitueuts of niasole and fat, and _adapt his
food to their predation, while on the other
hand', if wool be the desideratum, knowing its
components, he .should feed accordingly ; if be
desires to produce a certain crop to furnish that
food he must analyse the soil on which he
wishes to raise it and ascertain its constituent
eleinents, and die proportion in which they ex t
ist, and if it does not contain the elements] nd`•
ceesary for the productiou of the desired crop, he
must apply such ingredients as will supply the
deficiency. To do Ibis, it is indispensable nes
tessary that he is a profund scholar, and other
wise he is unfit to labor successfully in the sphere
of the agriculturist
Thikscienee, too, is much more difficult than
many others, inasmuch as it is inductive, while
they are deductive. For instance, take the
ewe of Mathematics • after certain axioms and
definitioue have been laid down, the science con
sist; chiefly in deducing conclusions from them;
and any mathematical problem .may be solved
by the application of principles previously es
tablished, while the agriculturist has no definite
rule by which to act, but he must classify and
arrange the phenomena of a heterogeneous mass
of facts as varied as they are numerous. This
classification, involving as it does the perception
of occult relations between things apparently the
most dissimilar, has ever been one of the most
diffickt and at the same time important works of
human genius. No superficial eduisation will
enable the student of agriculture to investigate
understandindly the deep end sublime truths
which are embraced within this extensive field ;
s field where angelletread amid the living ver
dare which decks the agriculturists domain ;
our) feature of which presents the impress of
the Deity. In no occupation is the hand of
Providence so plainly observable as in this; for
every object embraced within it, grows in the
light radiated from it, and recognising the sus
premacy of the one great Operator in tbe agri
cultural field of the universe.
Front the high intellectual considerations con
named with this ,subject, the unlearned are
wholly °minded. They uneonnions of its
sublime attributes and merely peas over its stirs
flee, while beneath lies 'buried at it were a mine
of gold, to which by me* exertion they might
have, aeons. They Windy regard it as es.
ployment which consists entirely in phytiegl IN
bor, whereas it is emphatically a work of the
head as well as the hand ; and when pbpW
labor and that of the intellect go bead in band,
and not till then, will Winkel hare attained
the standard which its impottnee desande,
which from: as investigation of its peoples it
is but reunable that it should occupy.
It is more worthy of our attention than the
three rondos. which we at present rumples as
learned profenionerbeemme it inning Worn*
which are of a mon igu ana! chanter than on
embodied in them. MIRO we would. any
that their ines is limited in Its utak for
emelt oue is in itself a nobs prtlimein, worthy
both of our admiration and the =died position
it occupies, yet are there not some considerations
POIII.4IIWID IS TIM efillivillirl 11:11011W
connected with the.mdoginiroffardettlinrir,wideb
realer it more important ? In regard to the
*kW 'protenfon, it is well_ to say but little,
for it mast be acknowledged that he moral worth
is incalculable; though many have found their
way into its ranks who dishonor rather thaw
adorn it. As to the medicalprofession, 'the
avowed dodge is noble, but it is fated to subsist
on the physical defects of iman. It martins po.
shawl as our rape deigines and an Increased
amount of attention is required in repard to our
physical welfare. We had almost mud that our
race deteriorates as the number of medical men
increases. The legal profession does undoubte
edly present a brilliant array of she talented,
many of whom are among the brightest stars of
the literary firmament and do honor to rite na
tions to which they belong. Yet there; ie
other class who assume the nime, but it„te pm t
tel to say they are 'rather a burley:pa ,oli , thi?
highest order of creation. This,
best austa:ned by the moral defects of the human
family, and as matt fails to be governed by the
great principle of brotherly love , which the
Creator has instilled within iktheoiante
ratio does thii craft beeeme an object of note,
and many who are anxious to flourish in the
prof.tsional ranks rally to augment the Lum
The science of Agriculture. differs from these
nain4 in this; it is based on a mere independent
founeition b and does not acquire prominence at
the' expense of any other 14:aturo .of our well
being, but its elivation is rather a consequent of
man's prosperity.
The importance of agriculture as an art be
comes apparent to the most casual observer,
whsa he considers the relatiou it bears to the
ioteresta of any nation, and observes a nation's
correspondins prosperity or decline, as its agri
cultural interests are or are not cared for. For ez.
ample, look at ancient Greece. When she enjoyed
the greatest degree of prosperity, was 'barber at
rieniture was ma de a subject of care and•atteatfoe.
When that department of industry was in a
flourishing condition, Greece sas 'respeoted end
admired, and she was worthy the imitation of
surroundiug nations, but when that importhot
feature of her prosperity began to decline, Om
soon fell from the :Ay emiucoco *Melt she bad
attained. Though this was nit the only roaiion
of her decline, yet it may be attributed - in a
good degree to this cause.
Another evidenee of the importance attached
agriculture by the lesrued of ancient times
was furnished by Virgil in tfle days of Angus
tus, by writingat the request of the eminent
statesman, Macaenaii, a beautiful Poem in four
books, for the express purpose of recommending
agriculture to the consideration of the nobility
of Rome, as a most dignified employment fit for
Cmsar himself. Our agriculture may be regard
ed as one great thread in the fabric of our Union.
It binds us together with more than filial affeci
tion. It is also a good civilizing agent. The
rude barbarities of uncivilized life disappear be.
fore its onward march, and the wild, yet virgin
soil yields to it its luxuriant abundance. May
the day no:. be far distant when agriculture shall
have gained the proud preeminence it so justly
deserves, whet, around it, as the grand center,
shall eirele all the professions, and earth sub:-
tined, shall yield its rich productions to the
hand of labor.
beautiful story told of a pious quaker lady, who
was addicted to smoking tobacco. She had int
darged herself in this habit until it had jamas.
ed so upon her, that she not only smoked her
pipe a large portion of the day, but frequently
sat up in the bed for tilts purpose during the
night. After one of tbege nocturnal entertain:
menus, she fell asleep, and dreamed that sbe.died
and approached heaven, Meeting an angel, she
naked him if her name was written in the book
of life. He disappeared; but replied on return=
ing, that ho could not find it. "Oh," said she,
'do look again; it must be three." He disaps
geared again, but returned with 2 sorrowful face,
saying is was not there! "Oh," said she in ago.
ny, "it must be tebre! I have an assuiince that
it is there! Do look once more!" The angel was
moved to tears by her entreaties, and again left
to 'renew his search. After a long absence be
came back, his' face radiant with a joy a and cx'
claimed, "we have found it! but t; was clouded
with tobacco smoke, that we could hardly see it." r
The good woman upon waking, immediately
threw away her pipe, and never indulged in
smoking again •
EX-PRESIDENT PIERCE —Letters from Wash.
ington state that eorrespoodence had beet-re
ceived by the last English steamer annotincing
the arrival of Ex-President Pierce in Lisbon by
the sailing packet Ga/yos, on the 20th tilt
His departure from Madeira was the occasion of
marked demonstrationstif- respect en the part of
the authofities of the island. The Governor
and his suite escorted him in the Government
barge to tip llalgos, which was lying at some
distance from the laud, while an imperial salute
was fired from hoe Rock. The natives of the
island crowded upon the shores to 'witness the
embarkation. At Lisbon, the young 'King had
extended to him every desirable mark of Con
sideration, and frf•tn the inhabitants he had
received invitation 4 of hospitality an I respect ;
all of which the health of Mrs fierce had cow
pelled him to decline. Gen. Pierce was in
tending on the 2.1 of Jelly to take the Preach
steamer to mir.44lles, thenec immediately to
Switzerland, where Ile mad Mrs. Nevi° will
spend the summer.
Winnie man and wife, were arrested in Morrid.
nnia, Westchester county, N Y. last week, the
latter charged with bigamy, and the former for
aiding and abetting the same. Thalmann, it
seems, (di the 20th July, was married to one
James Wright autkiter husband, Charles. Wjn
nie, was present, consenting to the same. It is
alleged that tteithetk,of them supposed there was
anything illegal ii the proceedings. Winnie
stated that ho and his wife bid become mutually
tired of each other, and sbe and Wright having
become partial to one &codices company, he
(Winnie) proposed that, if Mrs. W. was agree'
able, Wright should take her. Mrs. W. having
consented, Winnie took advice of a constable,
and Wright drew up papers of separation, which
Winnie and wife having signed and exchanged,
supposed that they a right to many again
as soon u the '
Mir" Mother wants to know On will plane
to lend her your preserving kettb—'eause you
know how we wants to preserve 7"
" We would with pleasure, boy, bat the truth
i., the last Sine ws Loaned it to your mother,
she ed it so effectually that we have never
used it since."
“ Well, you needn't be No awl aboalost
old kettle , . Gnaw it wan fill. - of kolis wkei gni
borrowed it, and mother wouldn't . abasal**
you again, only we see yanti bringing-base awe/ At y ,
Zola. An old lady in the! country bid a daadj
from. the city to dide wit 4 her on a attain ma
esskm. Forstbe desert ere was an norm=
"Ls o .ail'am r said the ; gendeorsoo.baw do
pau Otaitake to handle mutt a pie?"
Raw enough," was the quiet reply; " wa
make the must kr a riWherrow, , wheel it
ender an appe4ree, and ithen ikaku the frail
down into it."
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