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tun slave mother.
"0, leave this darling child to mol
Its form It In my he art j
I know too well that I shall dio
IT wo nro doomed to part.
Thrlco have yo torn my lovcil WM
0 OoJ, whit scenes I've passed 1
My blood runs chill, my brain grows wild,
'0, lonve ma hut the last!"
She mlRht ns well havn poured her prayers
On Iho cold ear or death
The hammer falls, and dearest tics
, Were sundered nt n breath 1
Night came, and through tho forest dark
A frenzied woman sped t
Sho heeded not the thorns beneath,
The beating storm o'eihcad.
hut how she gained Ohio's stream -
Through dreary swamp unit dell,
And how she crossed the crackling ico
O, none hut God can tell 1
And when she trod on I reedom s soil
Safe with her Infant boy,
Her throbbing heart tumultuous bent
In wild, delicious jori
Jlut hark I the hunter's Oh Ms wnyt
Ills hounds ImVo crosed tho wave j
tint hi-Ver shall that dnrkbrowed boy
ltecnmo tho vhiteninn's slave.
One prtlnz kls-3md quick sho dashed
Heriilol In thqtreami
Then turned and il"d bnt fell,
As pierced her heart Its dying scream !
God help that childless mother now t
Not one free f'wil of ground
To -nvo tho pintinc fugitive
In nil the Nation round s
Nut one brieht blade leans from its slicath
I'o free th(ic hnckled hand",
Whmc veins shall pour their purplo tide
On Alabama's sands.
Tliev bound her to a withered tree ;
i'nt fell iho hull's stroke,
Until sho felt Its power no tnoro
Than did that bloody oak.
Sho howled her eurc on her foes:
With arm uplHl and bare,
In tones that shook the stoutest heart
She cried, "I 'II meet ye thcro 1"
Was there no ear nbove to hearf
'In ee. no pitving eyo V
Mcthousrbt the harps of Heaven grew mute
As swelled that dvlng cry !
Why loll not then the. bolt or death
On that Gnd.tmH'kins band ?
r.o ii'l. my soul a bitterer cup
Was in the Avenger's hand.
A strong man on his slcetlcs bed
Writhed, tossing to ami fro:
lli life had been a loathsome thing
Since that dark scene of woo.
Fin ever in hi- dreams a form
Came flitting darkly by;
And quivering fleli. and bloody gash,
Were ever in hi eye.
An old man on his dying bed
Wri'lied, tosing to and fro;
One voice was sounding in his ear
One tone of mortal wo.
The l i'h and scourge were In Ins soul
A dark cyo's dying glare;
And with a' shriek of agony
He went "to meet her there."
Holyoke, Oct. 1 S33. W. 0. IIROWN.
LIFE AT THE FIVE 1'OIJVTS.
THE TWO-PENNY IIIAHUIAGE.
'Mr Pease, we want to be married.'
'"Want to bo married ! what for ?'
'"Why you see, we don't think it's right for us
to bo living together in this way any longer, and
have been talking over the matter to-day and you
see
'Yes, yes, I see you have been talking over the
,., ninr ,l,o l,n tie. nnd have come to a sort of
matt
finu iw u cult, ui
1. "When you
drunken conclusion to get married,
eel sober you will both repent of it, piobabry.'
'Xo, sir, we are not very drunk now, not so
drunk but what wo can think, and we don't think
wc nro doing right we tire not doing as we were
brought up to do by pious parents. AVo have
been reading about tbe good tilings yon-have done
for just such poor outcasts as wc are, and wc want
'A&XUY ninl!V" -r US-' ,1 nr..
ble?' ii..
'"Well, not much lately, but we read the news
papers and sometimes wc lind something good in
them. How can wc read the Bible when we are
drunk ?'
'Do you think getting married will keep you
from getting drunk V
'Yes, for wo nre going to take the pledge too,
and we shall keep it depend upon that.'
'Suppose you take the pledge first, and try that
first, and if 3011 can keep it till you wash off some
of the dirt, and get some clothes on, then I will
marry you."
'No, that won't do. I shall get f o thinking what
a poor, dirty, miserable wretch I am, and how 1
am living with this woman who is not a bad wo
mnn by nature, and then I will drink, and then
sho will drink oh, cursed rum ! and what is to
prevent us? But if wc are married, my wife,
yes, Mr Pease, my wife would say, 'Thomas'
she would not say 'Tom you dirty brute, don't
be tempted;' and who knows but wc might be
somebody yet somebody that our own mothers
would not be ashamed of.'
Here the woman, who had been silent and ra
ther mood-, burst into a violent flood of tears,
crying,
Ololhcr, mother, I know not whether she is a
live or not, nnd dare, not inquire ; but if we were
married and reformed, I would make her happy
once more.'
I could stand the appeal 110 longer,' said Mr.
P., 'and determined to give them a trial. I have
married a good many poor, wretched couples, but
none that looked quite so much so as this. The
man was halless and shoeless, without coat or vest,
with long hair nnd beard grimed with dirt. He
was by trade a bricklayer, ono of the best in tho
city. She wore the last remains of a silk bonnet,
and something that might pass for shoes, nnd an
old, very old dress, once a rich merino, apparent
ly without any under garments whatever."
'And your name is Thomas Thomas what?'
'Elting, sir, Thomas Kiting. A good and true
name and true man, that is, it shall be if you mar
ry u.'
"'Well, well. I am going to marry you.'
'Are you ? There, Mag, I told you so.'
'Don't call mo Mag. If lam going to bo mar
ried, it will be by my right name, the ono my mo
thor gave me.'
'Xot Mnjt. AVell, T never know that.'
'Now Thomas, hold your tongue, you talk too
much. "What is you name?'
'Matilda. Must I tell the other? Yes, 1 will,
and I never will disgrace if I don't think I ever
should have been as bad if I had kept it. That
husband. Matilda Frulev. Nobodv knows inn
by that name in this bnd city.'
'Very well, Matilda and Thomas, take each o
ther by lhe right hand, and lcok nt me, for I am
now going to unite you in tho holy lwnds of mar
riage by God's holy ordinance. Do you think
you nre sufficiently sober to comprehend its solem
nity f 'les, sir.
'Marriage being one of God's holy ordinances,
cannot bo kept iu sin, misery, degradation, filth
and drunkenness. Thomas, will you take Matil
da to be your-lawful, true, only wedded wife?'
'Yes sir.'
'You promts that you will live with her, in
sickness as well as health, and nourish, protect
and comfort, her as your true and faithful wife :
that you will bo to her a true and faithful bus. I
band ; that you will not get drunk, nnd will clothe
vniil'Culf nml l.-nm nlmm
.yourself and keep clean
'So l will.'
'NeVer mind nnsworing until I got through.
You promise to abstain totally from every kind of
woman who first tempted me to ruin, made T" 'r.V i""-u iinuuai uou
me i.aue a tuiso name. Jt is a bad thing ioragirl ' . rJ , , , iasou me
lo L'ivo un liornnmc. iinln. fnr tlmt nf n o-nvl i c01,,s ,nto mY wife s lap, with the simple remark
.i ... .... ' .. lilr.ee vnn Wlinn I n'nril ..r. 1 i 1
drink tliat intoxicates, .and treat litis woman kind
ly, nfl'cctioimtoly, and lovo Iter ns n husband sho'd
lovo his wedded wife. Now till this, wilt you,
here, here before me as tho servant of the .Most
High hero in the sight of God in Heaven, most
faithfully promise, if 1 give this woman to be your
wedded wilcf
Yes, I will.
'And you, Matilda, on your iwrt, will you pro-
nn?c the same, ami uo a true wnc to wn i."
'I will try, sir.'
'Hut do you promise all this faithfully t
'Yes sir, I do.'
'riii.ii T ni-niiniiiien von man anil wile.
'Now, Thomas,' said the new wife, nficr I had
niln nut tlm inrlilliiitn nml civcn it to her, with
nn injunction to keep it safely 'now pay Mr
Ill
JL'c.asc, and let us go nome anu oreuu mu
Thomas felt first in tho right hand pocket, then
the left, then brick to tho right, then ho examined
the watch fob.
'AVhy, where is it? you had two dollars this
morning I'
Yes, I know it, but I have only got two cents
this evening. There, Mr. Tease, take them, it is
all I have got in the world ; what more can I give
you ?'
Sure cnqugli, wn.at count nc no morcr
So Torn and Mag were transformed into Mr &
Mrs Kltintr. and having crown somewhat more
sober while in the house, seemed fully to under
stand their new position, and all tlio obligations
thev had taken unon themselves.
For a few days I thought occasionally of this
two-penny marriage, and then it became absorbed
with a thousand other scenes of wretchedness
which I have witnessed since I have lived in this
ecytrc of city miser'. Time wore on and I mar
ried many collides often those who came in their
carriage and left a golden fee a delicate way of
giving to the needy but among all I hail never
performed tho rite for a couple quite so low as
that of this two-penny fee, and 1 resolved I never
would nmiin. At length I had a call for a full !
match to them, which I refused.
Why do you come to me to be married, my
friend Y said I to the man. 'You are both too
poor to live scporatc, and besides you are both
terrible drunkards, I know you are.'
'That is jut what wjj,wnnt to get married for,
and take the pledge.' ,
'Take that first.'
'Xo wo must take all together, nothing else will
save us.' 'Will that?'
'It did one of my friends.'
'Well, then, go and bring that friend to me ; let
me see nnd hear how much it saved him, and I
will make up my mind what to do j if I can do
you any good I want to do it.'
'My friend is at work he has got a good job
and several hands working for him, and is making
money, and won't quit till night. Shall 1 come
this evening.'
'Yes, I will stay at home and wait for you.'
'I little expected to see him again, but about
8 o clock the servant said that a gentleman and
lady were waiting in the reception room. I told
1 .!... 1. 1...1.. 1 .1 11 I
w la,v ". u mm B 1' ' ,
1 .'I lmrl.or aml S!1 n ,nomC" ' 1 SCn "'? Cim' !
., . - . , . , . ,
J,tlntc3 r "'"rmge away, being determined nev-
or 10 time nuomer uiui.Ken couple, not ure.un ng
that there was any sympathy between the part.es.
But they would not come up : they wanted to see
that couple married.
bo I went down ami found tlio squalidly wretch
ed pair in company with a well dressed laboring
man, for he wore a fine black coat, silk vest, gold
watch chain, clean white shirt and cravat, polished
calf-skin boots ; and his wife wns.just ns neat nnd
lnKiJ&.Ui.atWTbiiiwe?s4iojH.vwi.
clung lo the arm of her husband, ns she seemed
to-shrink from my sight, told me that she was n
loving as well as a pretty wife.
This couple,' says tho gentleman have como to
get married.'
'xcs, I know it, but I have refused Look at
them ; do they look like fit subjects for such a
holy ordinance? God never intended those whom
he created in his own image should live in mat
rimony like this man and woman. I cannot mar
ry them.'
'Cannot! "Why not? You married us when
wo were worse off more dirty worse clothed,
and more intoxicated.'
Tho woman shrunk back a little moro out of
sight. I saw she trembled violently, and put her
cambric handkerchief up to her eyes.
"What could it mean? Married them when
worse off? "Who were they?
'Havo you forgotten us?' said tho woman, tak
ing my hands in hers, and dropping on her knees ; i
have you forgotten drunken Tom and Mng? "Wo 1
have not forgotten you, but pray for you every
If you have forgotten them, you have not for
gotten tho two-penny marriage. No wonder yon
did not know us. 1 told Matilda not to bo afraid,
or ashamed if you did know her. But I knew
you would not. How could you ? "We were in
rags and dirt then. .Look nt us now. All your
work, sir. All Iho blessing of that pledge nnd
marriage, and that good advice you gave us. Look
tit this suit of clothes, nnd her dress nil Matilda's
work, every stitch of it. Como and look nt our
house ns neat ns she is. Everything in it to make
a comfortable homo ; and oh, sir, there is a cradle
in our bedroom. Five hundred dollars already
in the bank, and I shall add ns much more next
. 1. ...1 T il. '-I 1 r. . n
iii.-i.-h, iviicn i iiuisti my too. do much lor a year 1
uu iiiiiuu turn vi:ii
kenness, and living with this woman iust nsl did.
Now he flunks ho can reform just ns well as mo ;
but he thinks he must tako the pledge of tho same
man. and hnvo his first ofhSi-t. Knnptiitod .!ii.
same blessing, and then, with a good resolution,
nnd Mnt
iiiu.a ami me to watcn over them, 1 do be -
y will succeed.'
lievc they
bo they did. bo may others by tho same means.
I married them, and ns I shook hands with Mr.
Elting, nt parting, he left two coins in my hands,
with the simple remark that there was another
two-penny marriage fee. I wns in hope that it
might have been a fcouple of dollnrs this time, but
'Two pennies I Why, husband, thov nro anMi
neat golden eagles. "What a deal of good they
will do. "What blessings have followed that act.'
'And will follow tho present, if tho pledge is
faithtully kept. Truly, this is n good result of a
I wo Penny Marriage. JV. Y. Tribune.
Potentates at Variance. In conformity with a bull
from the Pope, the Archbishop of Treves has ordered
mat in an cases of manages between partes of differ.
uiu uuuiessiuns, uiai tno Evangelical
unuegrooni snail tako an oath to
one of his clergy whom ho may appoint
shall bind himself to devote tho children lie may have
to tho lloman Calliolic Church." Othonv
marriage ia forbidden. Tho Kiucr of Prussia has iust
Y
from his service any officer who may tako the stipu
i .i. iu.. i. ...
1S3
isiuu oaiu, --oegrauing 10 mo man and to tlio ISvan
gclical Confession." In this slato of affairs, it is
evident That thcro will be but littlo mixing of rcligous
connubiality.
of a sober life, and a faithful, honest, good wife. I CI?ckH"S 01 tl,e ,liUnes to triumphant
Now, this man is as good a workman as I am on-' cr,L's of llis unumics "llnk My Imvo prceip
ly ho is bound down by the gallin" fetters of drun- ' ,,n,ed ,nln 111,0 ,,ie ocean of flrt1 IIc ,na, an
niu pennies again, my near.
An Adventure in Testis.
During tho recent war between the United
States and the Indians of Texas, n great number
of volunteers joined the expedition. One of these,
Captain Ferguson of Kentucky, became noted fur
his hardihood nnd success in the terrible limiting
,P tint Tmltnnq. Tim following incident will con
vey some idea of the character of the man, nnd
also of tho war still waging in the New AVorld,
between civilization nnd barbarism.
A small band of volunteers, nmong whom was
Captain Ferguson, spent several days exploring
Texas, nnd had wandered far into the interior
without meeting a solitary Indian track. Tired
of this pacific journey, they resolved to separate
anil secK iiuveniures singly uciuiu luuiriiu iu
the camp. ,
Accordingly, tho following morning Cnpt. Fer
guson, mounted on an excellent horse, -tell his
companions and directed his course across a vast
prairie, towards a cluster of hills, hemmed in by
thick woods which bounded the horizon. Arriving
at tho foot of one of the hills, the Cat. perceived
a troop of wild horses slowly ndv.aitfing towards
him. Suddenly they broke into a iillop. a mnn
ccuvcr which appeared suspiciousjnnd induced
our hero to wnlcii tuem cioseiy.
Thev soon gained the level
riitnd, mid the
dull sound of their hoofs striking t
distinctly audible. The Captain
c sou, became
lokcd and saw
clinging to tho flanks of each ho
susneiuled horizontally by an arm
lie. an Indian
Ind leg. This
is a common stratngem among tit Indians, but
luckily for Ferguson, ho was stilLat a considera
ble instance irotn tnesc unpieasat
Hers.
Perceiving, by the sudden rapii
that they were discovered, the
looking cava-
tv of his fiinht.
Iidiiius climbed
nimbly on their horses, and pursiW our hero at
full speed, shouting their terrible
Looking back, Ferguson obscr
ar cry,
cd that his cn
o prairie with
his retreat to
einies spread themselves across
ti,c evident intention of cutting o
iile i.tiu. Ho saw that his only c
l..nec of safety
consisted in saining the woods; wh'ther his pur
stiers durst not follow him, lest they encounter the
outposts of the American troops.
He did not again look behind, but with his eye
. uo..., . ' ' ' - i by 8Ucll unciem, f00li. Being somewhat strcnglli
.0.. he yet distant goal, 1 e , red f u ,
to its utmost speed. Ilwviimmal 1 '. P.. '
cntrerly fixed
on his horse to its utmost speed. TlJ
stumbled, and the cry of the Indians became more
distinct; but the noble animal rose again, ayd with
n loud neigh, as though conscious of the peril that
menaced his master, he made prodigious forward
bounds, and cleared the space which divided him
from the wood with the speed of an arrow.
As Ferguson had foreseen, the Indians, fearing
to enter the woods, came to a sudden halt. Al
Halt. Vl- I
though now comparatively out of danger, he did
nn, lid nmn !lw nnirrli linl- wmil linrip.PIIV P.ltl. mill
therefore pursued his course for fivo or six miles,
without drawing bridlo. Evening was closing in
when he judged it proper to pause. Ho tried in
vain to discover where he was; but he was not a
man to vex himself for trilles, so he quietly re
'-' ' J n 1 1 -;
solved to pass the night in the open nir, and defer
till the morrow tho task of finding his way. A
clear stream bordered with shrubs ran near, and
FnivTiisnn. haviny unbridled his horse, wranncd
, - - - 0 ' o
, i,jlnsi;ir j in's cl0iik and lay down on the grass.-
,1jlv,ironv ,.. ,...,- llis ;,, fnlnwinrr
j th(, rf t,0 strc.ul) n l(J jul
bout four miles, he found the corpse of one of his
companions. The poor fellow had been scalped,
and Ferguson's first thought was that all his com
rades had probably been surprised, nnd massacred
singly. Indeed, the numerous hoofprints of hor
ses, some shod and some unshod, indicated the re
cent passage of both white men and Indians.
wlUioiiriifiiking ally ,UiibovcrcrurftI, i7";
middle of the day, when reaching a slight emi
nence, he saw a large Indian encampment.
At the same moment the Indians perceived the
Captain, and leaped on (heir horses. Chiding 1 1 13
own imprudence, Ferguson turned bridle, and be
gan as quickly as possible to retrace his steps.
Arrived at the outer border of tho wood, ho saw
011 tho plain which ho wns about to cross, a dense
cloud of lurid smoke extending on either side ns
far ns the eye could reach. It was n prairie on
fire. "What was he to do ? To return was death :
to go forward, destruction no less inevitable.
In this terrible emergency, Ferguson did not
lose his presence of mind, but continued to ad
vance rapidly in tho direction of the fire. "When
he met the black advanced guard of smoke, behind
which the flame wound nnd darted like some mon
strous hydra-headed serpent, Ferguson checked
his horse, and dismounted. He tore hia mantle
into piece?, fastened ono as a bandage around his
horse's eyes, and another so ns to envelop tlio an
imal's mouth and nostrils; then ho cohered his
own face in a similar manner. This was tho
work of a few moments precious moments in
deed for the yells of the advancing Indians be
came fearfully distinct. His preparations made,
Ferguson remounted, and facing his horse towards
the fire, spurred him on with tho energy of des
pair. The noble beast bounded onward, ule ferce
name envciopeu nun ami ms ruler; but tlio arm
ui luu i.Hiu ui nun biiuiixiii; nc nmn 141 ma
horse nnd impelled him through the Arc. A few
desperate bounds, nnd the torture was over.
Iho fresh cool air how delicious it was.
I'orguson tore oft the bandages njiich covered his
own nnd his horse s head, and tircw himself on
ihu giumm. "arai uu 11,3 ici iui iiieu nn
. ! unparalleled exploit
l..: 1 iii i ui.
- . .. . - j . t--
Jim, aoovqiue roaring nntl
I ,0,?'V uacK a uuly'S B"1t bl,t ms V01CC
i .llps' ,, 1
' 1Jtt , sulloca,eil 'rso and man had hardly
strength to move across the blackened plain ; vet
1 Ferguson knew that without wtcr they must
i ' .' ",t,t""u tumiuuueu ms icniiiuiiiig
! energies, nnd crept on, leading hp horse by the
bridle. All the poor creatures Ihir was singed
oft", and largo pieces of his hide caiio away at the
! I . ,
SllglllCSl TOUCH. I
Tormented by n raging thirst, rergusoii drag-
I" IP . , ., n .. n ..
ged himself townrds the farther extremity of tho
.I.! 1 .1 ,
jilain ; and there ho perceived n bind of wolves
advancing with savogo howls. This new peril
roused both horse nnd rider. A clear fresh stream
was flowing by; into it plunged tho animal, and
Ferguson also dipped his head in the delicious
bath. Its restorativo effect was mngienU IIo
11 l.1 .1.-. .1 1 ' .1 " .."-!..
rutuiicL-icu iiuiv iiiu woivcs in incso vast piains
were accustomed to flock towards a prairio on fire
in order to prey on tho animals escaping from tho
flames." Tho Captain examined his horse, and
found with pleasure that tho poor creature wns
much recovered, and even neighed in reply to tho actives well known in chemistry, the resinous sub
wolves' howling. More moved by this laintive i stance has been dissolved, it is easy tcsepcrnte
neigu than ho liaa ever been bv a minim crv.
Ferguson gently caressed tho head of hhistecd,
and times moro terrible than the whistlin" if bul
lets on the battle field.
A cold shuddering seized Ferguson. ' If my
horse should full?" ho tho't. Uut thanks to his
vigilance nnd to Iho feverish energy of tho an
imal, they gradually gained on their pursuers ; for
tho speed of a prairio wolf is much less than that
of a fltjct horse.
But the powers of the noble animal wcro ncar-
1 1 roicsianii auq tlien mounting, urged hun towards the forest.
the blslion. or anv I Thniwnlrps tnonnwliiln ivi, il...
. bv which ho in lintniirsnit. tlioip 1innt.cn vnlla cn,i,i:Mil.ni.a.
.... - ............ ........ u , t u Duuinilll- lllliuua'
ly spent, Ids breathing became rapid, and his head
drooped. Yet he Still made a wondrous effort to
gain the woods, for, with the instinct of his kind,
ho seemed to think that safety would be found a
tnong tho trees.
At length the. wood wrts gained. Ferguson
crave n ioyous shout, for now he could tako reftigo
in a tree. Tying his
hero quickly climbed
and pistols, with a fai
lying Ins horse to a lower urancii, our
ed one, ittul loaned ins cnrinnc
mint hope of defending his no
ble horse from wolves' attack.
From the lolly branch on which ho had taken
up his position, Ferguson watched the monsters'
approach i they were of the fiercest species, white
with glowing red eyes ; nnd he saw that all was
over with his faithful horse. They rushed on
their victim ho fired nmong them but in a mo
ment the animal was devoured, and the empty
bridlo left hanging on the branch.
Tho wolves, with gaping throats, and their
white tusks grinning horribly, remained round the
tree ; for the horse had scarcely furnished each
with a single mouthful. On the Captain's slight
est movement they jumped up, as if to seize hiin
before he could touch the Ground. He enjoyed a
sort of feverish pleasure in killing a number of
mem wiiu ins enrume. iui injjiii s ni"6
nnd. nuito exhausted, unable even to reload his
arms, he was seized with a sudden giddiness, nnd
was forced to close his eyes, lest lie sliouui lull
from his green fortress.
Then a deep roaring was heard in the neighbor
ing prairie. At tho sound, tho wolves pricked up
their ears, and darted oft" simultaneously in pur
suit of a new prey. In a short time Ferguson
opened his eyes, and descried in the plain on the
border of tho wood, an enormous bulfalo, sur
rounded by tho ravenous wolves, who were tear
ing him to pieces, despite his furious eflbrts to es
cape. The Captain, profiting by this fortunate diver
sion, descended from his tree and hastened to kindle
the dried branches scattered on the ground. lie
olmwlv Riicppfili'd iii surrounding lumscll Willi a
n rampart of lire.
Feeling then comparative safely, he roasted
and ate it small nortion of one of the dead wolves,
! notwithstanding the natural repugnance inspired
Ul 1VUUU IUI I1IU lliiil
In about an hour afterwards, the wolves return
ed to the charge, but Ferguson, thanks lo his flam
ing fortification, was in such perfect safety that,
despite their continued howling, he soon fell fast
asleep.
On mvnkinc he found it was daylight, nnd the
wolves had cone, in pursuit, doubtless, of some i
. ,', ,;,: ,, 1.1 tr ,.n5nll,p
Vi.h Lta M. tols,
. . . '
cutlass, and carbine
After a week of incredible fatigue and privation
he arrived in safely at the American camp ; but
no tidings were ever heard of his unfortunate
companions. They probably had either been mas
sacred by the Indians, or devoured by wolves.
Captain Ferguson wns seized with a fever which
prmihipd him to llis bed for several weeks. "When
convalescent, ho happened one day to look in a
mirror, nnd started buck affrighted. llis beard
remained black, but the hair of his head had be
come white as'snow.
.
Iiri!OVi:n Essr.xPlGS. Of this breed Sand -
fiml ITnwnrd writes ns follows, in tho "Wool Grow-
n,. .-,l KtnnL- 1?noit,.r : U
This is one of the most valuable breeds npv
lillOWll. illC eSiaUUSIimeiH 01 mo ureuu 1 yuii'
.... . , . 1 . . r. .1... 1 1 .
r. I 11
more prizes at Sniitbfield within tho hist ten years,
than nnv other- lirci-d. As linfm-r. innntinnr..!. it
was derired from a cross with the Neapolitan, ami
inherits the color ofjthat race, with more size, finer
'-
symmetry, niuljmuch"' better constitution. Sic-
..1 .... .i. JCTtSPi. 1. ,i. t.'..S,... n..;.i-
iijiuiia, .luiiiui ui wit; uuuk ui ihu a-.11 uiei a mimic,
says :
As to the breed which shows tho greatest
disposition to fatten together with n duo portion
of lean, I never saw ono equal to that which was
originated by Lord "Western in Essex. They
were essentially gentle, indisposed to travel far,
not very prolific, however, but could atfain if kept
on, to a great weight, nnd so compact in form and
small of bone and offal, that they invariably yield
a greater amount ol pork lhan was judged of be
I
crally accredited to the Jato Lord esiern.t
ims of Into years bet:u extensively k"oy-e,JU0?',
AWl'lf' I nYf. ni.sfy "ir"TiM- l,orlinna pnrriml . had
fore being slaughtered. The ofTnl was small, and ",mn. wmc" tl,0"&" now cnnlmon. In3y u mtcrest
nioro delicious ham was never cured than they af- '"8 10 -vnur rc:ulcrs. as 11 was deeply so to us, from
forded." j the crcumstanccs detailed :
Martin says : "These animals grow rapidly,
fatten quickly, and yield very superior meat. The
hogs, when fattened, will sometimes weigh 20 or
28 stones (24 lbs), often 18 or 20."
The only animals of this breed iu this country,
within our knowledge, arc in the possession of L.
G. Morris Esq, of Fordham, Westchester County
N. Y., or of persons who have obtained the slock
of him. His first importation wns made about a
year since, and his hist was tho past autumn.
, somo 0f these nnimnls were procured directly of!
vv, lusher nobus, and were of that gentleman s
' best stock.
a variety of tho Sussex breed is closely allied
l0, and may be identical with the Essex. Some
0f this variety were introduced into this country
several years since by Mr. Henry Parsons, now
, 0f (jnic, (jtuiada West. The writer of this nrti-
-
c p. obta ned stock from Mr Parsons, nml from the-
experience of several years, can say that he never
had swino that gave any more weight of carcass,
in proportion to the food consumed, and never any
I which equalled them in quality of meat.
There is a white, or nearly white varielyof
Essex. Specimens were imported by the lale
!
session of Mr II. II. "Williams of Hoxbury. Mnss.
i ,
, New 1u.p of "Wooi Tho French scientific
world is making a great stir about pine wool, or
, forest wool, ns it is called. This is something new
I . ....... .
in l" ranee, titougn )t nas been Known tor jjiany
years in Germany. A Mr. Pcnnevitz, of Urcs-
, luu, first discovered that the aciculary leaves of
I. n . .n ..
pines, firs, and coniferous trees generally, are com.
posed of fibres extremely fine and strong, which
nro surrounded and kept together by a resinous
j subslnncc. Mr Pcnnevitz was not long in seeing
; all the utility that this discovery might bo to the
industrial world, and he invented a chemical pro
cess by which fine, thread-like substances contain
ed in tho long leaves of the pine, can bo drawn
out. IIo called it forest wool, for it curled nnd
could bo carded like ordinary wool. 'When, by
! decoction, nnd by the employment of certain ro
tno uores irom eacn ouier, to wasn nnu clean them
perfectly. Tho first use which was made of for
est wool was to substitute it for cotton nnd ordin-
i nry wool in neu-ciotitcs. a fewycars ago the
hospital ot Vienna bought fivijjiundrcd ol theso
covers, and after long use nudTOal it has just re
newed tho provision.
AVhat makes tho wool invalunblo for bods is,
that no kind of insect ever approaches a bedstead
thus furnished, nnd though the nroinatic odor of
tho wool is strong enough to frighten nwny insects,
it is said to'bo very pleasant and healthy to per
sons occupying tho beds. It costs much less than
hair, and is much better in every way for stuffing
furniture. It can bo spun nnd woven ; the fmo
threads resembling flax, nnd being quite ns strong.
Woven like cloth, it can be used for rugs, housings
for horses, &c. Tho membraneous substance
which remains nflcr the washing and filtering, can
be dried and Inndo into bricks, which nro excel
lent for' fuel, lind which produce a gns that can be
used for lamp?, and wliich give3 n very brilliant
nnd soft licht. The wntcr in which the leaves
arc washed is admirable for baths, and can be bot
tled and sent to any dislttftcc Foreign P(ier.
Tub Tomato. To many persons there is
something unpleasant, not to say disgusting, in tho
flavor of this most excellent fruit. It has, howev
er been used for culinary purposes, in Vririotts
countries in Europe, and has of late ycars bccil
extensively cultivated in this country. It is one
of the most powerful dcobstrnen.s ,,f
tea ; nnd m all those nlfections of tho liver and o-
ther organs where calomel is indicated, it is prou
ably the most effective and least harmful agent
known in tho profession. A chemical extract
may be obtained from it, that will altogether su
persede the use of calomel in the cure of diseases.
When used ns an article of diet, it is almost a so
vereign remedy for dyspepsia nnd indigestion. It i
is. also, a most powerful alterative. Eaten ns '
fr
.. f i ! ......lli
uit or as common food, it is a most exccllcn i
article ; and ns a sauce, pickle or preserve, equal
if nnt sntif.rinr to nnv and may bo nreimrcd nnd
eaten in us many uuieicni loiins. i iiuu uimi
used it in complaints of the liver nnd other organs
with the happiest success.
The method commonly adopted of preparing
the fruit, is to cut them in slices, and put them in
salt nnd vine-rar like cucumbers.
, . I T 1 ..f....
To stew them, take them ripe from the vines,
slice theminapot over a stove or fire, without
water; nicy win cook in men-own jimx,
them slow, and when done, put in a. piece of but
ter, and cat them like upplc-snucc,
'! ,mMn, thnrn in imitation of fl. to which
l"1--"-'"- " : , ,. , i
thev nrobablv are cnunl, cut them in slices, lay i
them in a stone pot with alternate layers of good '
brown
them
not necesi
ti ........ Tr,.D rnu. I. l,n timn Cr nrnn. '
nratinn ; soon alter the neat ot summer is over, say
in September and October, is tho' best time to paint.
Ono coat laid in autumn is equal to two in summer ;
thu lead drio3 more evenly, and Ihe oil holds it much
longer lhan when spread on in hot weather. Paint
laid in fall weather is moro lasting than when put on
in the spring, because tho surface becomes hardened
through the winter without exposure to tlio intenso
1 . T..1-. 1 A . 1 : tl..nrnn ..,1. I,..
llCai 01 JUIJ -anu iVUgU&l, UIIU 19 HIUIBIUIO uiuui lug
t. .uflbr from t e cfKcts of the ensuing sua,
mnr. Wliencver wane icau auiiurun iu
the' hand
when rubbed over it, put on a tliin coat
A house
11 . 1 lllkl ll,. n.l,l n,rnr.. ll.ir.l Ifr.1l
once well painted, if lightly coated every thin! year
succeeding, will be moro economically painted and
kept in belter preservation than any other way.
Use none but the best material at anytime. Worces
ter Transcript.
A Poor, Wayfaring; Man of Grief.
Somo thirty years ago my father, who was a coun
try clernvman, lived in a small village which was a
I creat thoronghfaro from tlio four cardinal points. At
' that time a largo portion of the public travel was by
j j.rjVatn conveyances, and for that reason, if 110 oilier,
. ministerial intercourse was much more frequent than
at 'he present day. It was generally understood that
my father's linuso was a "minister's tavern." Sel
dom a week passed without a call from a stranger if
not from an acquaintance, and 1 well recollect, that
while impositions were occasionally practiced on tho
nospiramy m-um imnra, nc-iuciitly found that wo
entertained angels unawares.
I Uno evening an old man with a son, a lad about
twelve years of ago, called at our door, and though
, . ... .... -
"ul l""'"3'"- ,u u" u"u u "lu ,amBr ou -
60rvlnff that ho spnlco the language ol Canaan, and be-
"'S oy impressed wiin his appearance, invited
I him to snend the nieht. At cveninir worshin. tlm
1 - c - - - - o n
'" ",u onpiurus uumg nuisucu, 1110 stranger
ncln,l lul.m!.cinn In c!i t It.fiv. I,in). l.".lTl
",l-" I'" """" " - "",v-" "u ""
compamcd by his little son, with an effect upon tlio
whole family which I cannot attempt to describo, but
which I can never forget to my dying day. The next
morning it Was Repeated, by request, with tho same
effect upon us all, and the stranger took his departure.
Whence ho came, and whitlier he went, or who he
was, I havo no recollection, but the following is the
A poor, wayfaring nmn of gvief
1 lath often crossed mo on m v wnv.
Vho sued so humbly for relief,
That I could never answer Xay.
I had no power to ask his name,
"Whither ho went, or whence he came;
Yet there was something in his eye
That won uiy loc, I knew not why.
Once, when my scanty meal was spread,
IIo entered; not a word he spike;
Just perishing for want cf bread, , t
I g.uc hira all; ho blessed it, brake, .
And ate, but g.ivc mo pirt again.
Jlino was an nngel's portion then;
And while I fed with eager haste,
The crust was manna to my taste.
I spied him where a fountain burst
Clear fi-onilhe rock; his strength was gone;
The heedless water mocked his thirst;
Ko heard it, saw it hurrying ou.
I ran and raised tho sufferer up;
Thrice from tlio stream ho drained my cup;'
Dipped, ami returned it running o'er;
I drank, and never thirsted more. . , : '
Twos night: tho floods wcro out; it blew'
A wintry hurricane, aloof;
I heard his voice abroad, anil flow
To bid him welcome to my roof.
I ivavmcd, I clothed, I cheered my guest;
Laid him on mine own couch to rest;
Then made tho earth my bed, nml seemed
Iu lMcn's garden while I dreamed.
Stripped, wounded, beaten nigh td deathr
I found hill) by tlio highway side;
I roused his pulse, brought back his breath,
llevivcd his spirit and supplied
Wine, oil, refreshment; he was healed.
I had, myself, a wound concealed;
JJut from that hour, fbrgot tho smart,
And peace bound up my broken heart.
In prison I saw him next, condemned
To meet a traitor's doom nt morn;
Tho tide of lying tongues I stemmed,
And honored liim 'mid shame nud scorn. ,
My friendship's utmost ical to try,
He asked if I for him would die;
Tlio flesh was weak, my blood ran chill,
Jlut tlio freo epirit oriixl, "I will!" -
Then, in a moment, to my view
Tho stranger started from disguise;
The tokens in his hands I knew ; $f
5Iy Saviour stood before my eyes;
Ho spake, and my poor name ho named J
"Of me thou hast not been ashamed r
These deeds shall thy memorial bo;
Fear not; thou didst it unto ine."
About the best comment on tho custom of "licking
children," for slight offences that wo have heard of
lately, was a remark made by a little girl, who was
told by lier molher to retire to bed, Slio was usually
chastised each day about sundown regularly, but ou
this occasion her mischievous pranks liad been unac
countably overlooked, and site could not understand it.
Accordingly when her mother told her to go to bed
sho lingered. "Why don't you go to your chamber,
Laural" asked tho parent. "Why, mother," said the
child, looking up with an arch oxpresioii, "j,-(h haem'l
tehipped meyet ."' The mother gave her a kiss instead
of a blow that night !
su,rar. Supposing the method ot raising I Chronic ilUcacsortiio niooii, l.ivcr, Momticn, liowen, uiu-
. , ii.. .... i.,, : ......l.nl.li. nevs. inerus, u anus, iiroucn i, i.i uu. Aervt:-, oiu,
to bo generally understood, ii . i piobably I10iumiv.' i Dysp'cpsln, lihcntnatlsm, Dl.ens-
?ary to describe it here. Ji. Mariner. CJ 0f tho bowels and Kidneys, it, beneficial effects are nl-
Fresh Family Groceries
or r.vr.uY vauhity nr.cr.ivKi nvr.iiv wnilic.
4 I.PO Lomotil, Oranges, l'ino Apples, Confectionery;
x. Perfumery, &o, &e. Jllto Lyon's Knthalron, nil
excellent article for tho Hair all of which will bo Bold
low, nt No. It Crystal I'lilucc.
STODDAllll & LKONAltl).
lhnttlcboro, May 2, 1853, tf33
WOOL CARDING.
Till! sul'scribcre would pivo notice, tlmt tliey will'bd
ready to commence Curding tVool nlxnit the l!5th of
Juno Inst. All persons faoviig them with their Cnfillng
may depend upon having it done in tho very best manner.
AVhero Lard is not furnished, we u?o pure Lard Oil.
57" No Carding dono nflcr tho 13th of August.
1). 1J. LAMSON & SON.
Pondvillo, Juno 0, 1803. tfSo
P. SEZVXQItf DS,
lni i '
pnn'Ta mnvci riATwnts
MANUV'AGTUllKll AND 1) K A I. K P. IN
xscs and Ciiltlren x
BOOTS, SHOES, GAITERS & RUBBERS,
HALL'S LUNU llUllilllSU,
miATTU'.noiio, vr. so
" LOOK TO YOUR THKfilL
ALL pcrsnm requiring opomtinm on tho natural Teelli, or
wlio wish artificial ones Inserted, nro respectfully Invit
ed to call on
I)IC. I'OS'I', Dcutlsi, Kr.HIIohoro,
Who fcel, from hl thorough knowledge nnd long experl-'
once, enure commence in nn nuimy to give jcricci fau-
. .. . t , ,, onorat,on, fn t!,?fola(i6n. fw
scrvntion, Uemoval, anil ncplacing of Teeth, nre fully equal'
to the uet operations in tno untoa htnte.
rr?" liefercneo-
-his numerous l'nticnts.
Novembcr 1C, 1SK2.
tfG'
IMI'OK'l'ANT NEWS
To tho People of Vermont.
J. 1). II ttllt A It I. who for eleven years treated suc
' up
cessfully thousands of cases of every variety of Chronic
I)leaci, throughout tho State, that tho Phylcian, Sur-
gooin nnd I'ncultlcs boasted wero Incurable, In
las mauc ex-
everv town
D1CINT.S. im-
I'Iiiivkii, that were tho means used to pctform tucli aslon
Ishing cures, even to tho Doctors. His
KXTItACT Or SAKSAl'ARTI.nA,
P'1' V. W ANU W I .1) L.lh UK V. to, ,01 wmcu
iiiousands navo proven ino eim'acy uy me name oi
ihi.tisiiativii vijiti.J
)n, wonderfully improved, and warranted to cure nn v
most immediate. One ilny
skeptical. Dr lliuuara s
Alterative 'Ionic Pills, Anti-Bilious Physic, and
Worm l'hysic,
hnvn nHo been very much improved ; but they need no pnr
ticnlar description, ns almost evcro family In Vermont, in
fifteen vears, have used them, nnd none who know them wilt
bo witliout them Those medicines nro now to bo had,
fresh nnd pure, from the Laboratory of I) it IlimiAim & Co,
nnd compounded under his personal supervising
tE?- Agents supplied nt 50 per cent discount for cnsli, or
33 l-T on commission. Old Agents ro desired to return
t)l0 ol(1 i,,. Kxprcss or otherwise, and new will bo re
I . 1 T... ! .. ..n... w,An..t f.xr llin snmn nmnnnl nli-on.
, iiirnni mi iiiiuuaiiun ""'I""" " " - 'V, .
il n
f.
1 Thorn will ho 110 more Trnvelllnc Acents. ns tlio facilities
for transportation are so great nnd cheap, that it Is useless
CXpCndltUrC, mill preglllllll Willi irHll'.S llllll I.IMI III 1 I III
' A1, oi;,er .mfeommunlcntinin addressed to Pr .1. II,
IIIltllAlit) & CO., 100 Wall street, New York, will bo nt-
tended with dispatch.
N. II. Tho proprietors deem It unnecessary to advertise
their numerous certificates in favor of these medicines, they
being too well known to require It. Cm IU
" "FOOD versus PHYSIC.
xo mom: 1'ills xoi: any othki: mldicisi:.
DU llAIU'.Y'S delicious KEVALICNTA ARAIUCA KOOP
is the natural remedy which has obtained .10,001) testi
monials of cures ofindigcstlon (dyspepsia,) constipation, and
iliarrh.Ta, nervousness, biliousness, flier complaint, flatu
lency, distension, palpitation of the heart, nervous lie.nlach,
deafness, nol'es in tho head nnd cars, excruciating pains In
nlmost cverv part of tho body, chronic inflammation and
ulceration of tho ftomach, Irritation of tho kidneys and blad
der, strictures, erysipelas, eruptions of the skin, impurities
nnd povertv of tho blood, scrofula, incipient consumption,
drops v, rheumatism, gout, heartburn, nausea nnd sicklies
during pregnancy, niter eating or nt sea ; low spirit?, spasms,
cramps, epileptic fits, spleen, general debility, nsthma, cough,
inquietude, sleeplessness, Involuntary blushing, parnli,
ii.i:i.-ity, ,,,.ft.,. rr fttu.lv, loss of mem
ory, delusions, vertigo, blood lo the head, exhaustion, mel
ancholy, gronndless fear, indecision, wrctchednesstlimighN
of self-destruction, nnd ninny other complaints. It fs, more,
over, the best food fur infants nnd Invalid genernllv, ns it
ni:i;r lurui m-iu uu luu vruilKUKt SIOIIIHCII, out imparls ft
, liftnillll' t-nilclt lill" ItmWi nnH , Mn.np nn, rActm-nu II... r....i...
1 of digestion, nnd nervous nnd muscular energy to tho most
1 enfeebled. Principal Agent for America,
J. 1 I.ITCIirilHU,
15 Washington street, opposito Franklin St., Doslon, Mass.
A few out of Fifty Thousand Cures nro hero civcn :
Curo No. 71, of dyspepsia, from Lord Stuart do Decies
"I l,nv..li.rti. l nnnsl, ,U l,..n, r,,., 11., 1! l....
lenta Arnbicn Food, nnd consider it duo to yourselves nml
the public to tiutltorizo the nublication of these lints.
Stc.wiT UK l)i:c(SS.''
Curo No. .19,833 "fifty years' Indescribable ngony fronl
dyspepsia, nervousness, asthma, cough, constipation, flatu
lency, spasms, sickness at the stomach, nud vomiting, havo
been removed bv lhi Harry's excellent food.
Maiua Molly, Wort ham Ling, near Di?. Norfolk."
Cure No. -17,121 ".Miss Elizabeth Jacob", of Waltham ; a
curo of extreme ncrvousnes, Indigestion, gathering, low
spirits, and nervous fancies."
Curo No. 1S,31I "Miss Elizabeth Yeoman, Gnt-ncro; a
euro of ten years' dyspepsia and all tho horrors of nervous,
irritability."
Dr. Wurzcr's Tcstimoninl.
ISon.v, Germany, llltli .Inly, 1853.
This licht nnd pleasant Faiina is one of the most "excellent,
nourishing, nml restorative remedie, nud supersede", in ma
ny cacs, all kinds of medicines. It is particularly uefu
in confined habit of IjoJv, as also in diarrhoea, bowel com
plaints, affections of the Kidneys nnd bladder, such ns Mono
or gravel; Inflammatory irritation nnd cianipof the urellinr,.
crninp of tho kidneys nnd bladder, strictures, nnd hannorr
hoids. This really invnluablo remedy is employed with tlio1
most satisfactory result, noi only in 'bronchial nnd pulmo
nary complaints, whera irritation and pnln nro to bo remo
ved, but nlso in pulmonary and bronchial consumption, in
which it counteracts effectually the troublesome sough; and
I am enabled with perfect truth to express the conviction,
that Du Harry's Hovalanta Arablen Is adapted to tho euro
of Incipient hectic complaints nnd consumption.
Dii. lien WunzEit.
Medicnl Counsel to tho Municipality of Bonn.
In canisters, suitably packed for nil climate's, nnd with
full Instructions for diet, at 00 cents, 75 ccuts, $1,00, 1,75,
$3,75, nnd S7.50. 3ml
Thompson's Trusses.
Tho subscriber, solo nslgneo of the original
Patentee, is now manufacturing these Trusses,
which have been so successful In the cure of'
Hernia of ovcry kind, nnd adapted to every form of the com-
pinnu.
Having in constant employment nn experienced nnd In
genious workman, he ran make to order every species of
Truss to fit any kind of I'upture, nnd will give Ids personal
nttentlon to fitting and adapting Ilia Truss to elfcot tho de
sired object. llis long experience in tho business, he Hat.
ters him.elf, Rives him great advantages in euecthig this sc.
much desired1 end.
Shop in the second storj' of tho building owned and'oe.
upied by .1. & C. Clark for their I'laning Machine: lteh
dence on Main street, in house owned by Dr Dickerman.
rxy- Applications and Inquiries made nt oither placo willl
receive prompt attention.
ItOGEIt WADSWOIITH..
Brattleboro, July, 1853. tf-13'
Important Discovery.
rjn. AtiFKKD G. II ALL, nuthor of the New Tlico
" rv of curo by the Nutiutivk 1'iuncii-le, iu ruysiolosy
nnd Medicine, sustaining the laws of life nnd rcmovinc th'o
cause of disease, confirmed as n NATURAL SCIENCE by
llio Nutritive l'rocess-; expelling dead and depositing living:
nutter at the same timo in the Doily, Increasing its welglle
nnd strength wliIU under treatment, bclug tho &ront ilisauv
nry nf tliA ranstitutfojiul jiower rasi4una iIUaasa f umrtla proof
can bo given in the person of any invalid.
Dr II. receives visits, makes examinations, nscertalns tlio
causo of disease, describes the precise condition of the pa
tient, furnishes prescriptions, medicines nnd recipes for his
Nutritive Fluids and Cordials.
Three months' attention nnd treatment is requisite In nil
cases, with printed instructions for diet nnd washing, nud
use of the Alkaline Girdle for the spina nnd kidneys a res
torativo action is produced iu nil parts of the system imme
diately by the natural laws sustained by nutrition.
He is the Inventor nnd solo proprietor of 12 Nulritivo Flu
Id. They can be made by nny family nre adapted to the
several temperaments, nnd to every form of disease.
His works, "Views of tho New Theory," &c, "Woman
hood," nnd "The Mother's Own Hook," nro furnished to in
valids ander his supervision. It is now beforo CoiiRress.
Doctor Alfred G. Hall may be consulted by letter or by
person, at his Rooms,
No, 15 Winter Street, . . .lloston,
from 10 A SI to C 1" M. Medici.nls, &c, forwarded by Ex
press to nnv part of the country.
lloston, July 25, 1853. 6m42
25,000 Feet
CPRUCE CLAPBOARDS; Inch Boards, nud various
r' I
other kinds of Lumber, for sale by
ALEX.n.r.IKE.
Somerset, Feb. 5, 1851,
17-l0r-ay

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