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Tim I'minei's );ii;t:Iiler.
i;v ii. v. nAr.it.LiT.
Tlicro is no place in the world more joyful
and qnict thail a t.irinor's home. Tail; not nf
the palaces Imilt und inhabited by merchant
princes, nor of rich men's country cents, for
they will not compare with tlir nld hnmetead,
for gentle joys ami peaceful comforts ! In tho
one, you may tread on liner carpels, and gaze
into more, splendid mirrors, or listrn lo more
fashionable music from costly pianos; but in
tho oilier you can he.tr the s,vcet toicc of the
farmer's daughter sinking hupoy snugs, aillcss
but beautiful ; and there are sV.ii of water,
clear as crjstal, over which, when you bend
down, in their chaste dcptln ynu can -e your
f.icc. And then, while ton olieu in the "rich
man's house there are jealousies and heart burn
tugs, in Ihc farm house there arc happiness and
How fo"lish nrc they that pine for wealtii and
grandeur ! Neither brings liappine-s, nor hive
nor contentment. Money will not purcliii"" a
Miglo wortliy heart, nor all the grandeur in the
world secure true friendship or love. If you
wnuld he happy, do right hj content with a
lioine full nf simple joys and loves never strug
gle lor great wealth or fame; cline not such
meteors,such false stars nli, never,if you would
live a life of peace and joy !
There was once, in the little village rf S ,
a farmers home, which was one. of the happiest
in the world. The village lay a few miles from
the beautiful Connecticut river, in a valley of
great beaut"-. llanges of loltv mountains
cilher hand, while in the valley ran a beautiful
i-uuicie-u iui i.u, iw ihu jiuiui illlil suillll oil
sm aii,, uaiicu uy mu iiiuiaus, jcars ueiore, mo
'. .' ., , ,
fcmuie Neil, the owner of the farm, wrt a (run
typo of the Aow Lngl.ind farmer. He was
generou, und yet carclui ; liearlily attached to
Ins church und rcllirion. but tint uticonrteons to
those belonging to other sects ; independent as
:i lord, but plain and hind. He was himself a j
naru wonting man, anu hail received only a com
mon school education ; yet, fiom careful obser
vation and a studious turn of mind, he had stored
his mind with a groat deal of u-el'ul knowledge,
hi llmt, with Ids flrotig native owcrs, notwith
standing his sun-burnt complexion and his hard,
rough hind--, lie was bettor fitted to lake his
seat among Minn-m'ni' d men of iiitclh-ri,
tlinn many a man who has rccpuvd all liie ed
ucation In be got at "cIiooIb and colleges.
His farm wa- not :i Verv 1 irge one, but was
well tilled, and looked very be lu'iful in the sum
mer lime. There were aces of old woods on
it, where tho drum of the partridge was heard
nj uie ci.trp ol the -quirlell and songs ol m iny i
miiuo. j. iicut uuit HViit-. tun. ui t;uill UIHI 11.1 1
ami rye waving in tho wind, anil lields of ur
mown grass could any thing he inure beau
tiful ?
j llis wife va nil hin.Jness and gentleness,
j and was hleped by all lhno who wero in di--,
tre-s for miles around. She had two children
I'Mwanl. who was twenty, and Alice, who was
' eighteen And my pen falters when I try lo de
j scribe the larmer's ilaughti r gentle Alice Is'-il.
Her form was slight and very gracelul ; her
face was the very picture ofqtiiel love ; anil her
eve-1, though blue as the sd;y over her bead,
would sometimes snorkle fp, and lor.!, so full ol
glee, gentle and si
"it nnil tenderly lairas she
wa, ilt a stranger would say she had wit and
strong intellect, as well as gentle hearlcdn 'ss.
And she had , but her kindness and lov
o wero
stronger thin any Ihing else. Her heart was
oven stronger than In r head.
It was a iiuia'ay in the last week of June,
and the bells ol the tillage clurcli were ringing
pleasantly, hohly out upon the summer air.
The morning was hot, but the odor of roses and
llmt era was in the air, and the mountain ndes
wero green with the leives of the tree", and
tilt grass was ready lo be mowed in the li' lds
and the grain looked yellow a go'd, while the
core-leaves iremb'ed in t!. -oil south wind.
The farmer htv I not fir f n:n chinch, and
set out with his family o i f iot to attend upon
tho worship of God. Never did Alice Noil look
sweeter than when, on a ple-iint Ribbitli
morning, drossed in a simib white, and uith
her liUlt! hymn book in her hand, she walked
to church. She always stm in tl e choir, and
any one could see that, when the old Squire
looked up at her from his seat down in the
bo Iv ol the hou-e,
ins ove bucmeu 10 UK) ateil
with love and i. ..dome,.-. !
J he minister who preached that diy was a
young man, with less heart than the old pa-
tor had, (he had .he, a few months before,) but
with many graces of oratory. He was not so I
plain as the old i,,i..ster, hut he u-ed liner la..-1
guage and made belter ge-tures, though ho did ,
not, with all his iheloric, touch tho hearts of
his hcaieis. Hut thu old ptstor, with hi grey
hairs and tremulous voice, was eloquent, and
often caused the tears to 11 nv liflm the eves ol
thoso around him. When he t poke of the grave,
there was a touching londeruess and awo in
his toice, as it he felt Unit it was mon to be bl
own homo; and when ho talked of heaven, it
was with sue!, tears of joy lint the audience
wept, too, like children.
Tne old pastor loved Alico Xeil, for he had
baptized hor, and led her gtnlly along inlo the
anus of the church, and it seemed to him tt
sight of wondrous beauty, to sC0 fair and
sweet girl oil'?r up hr "life to he devoted to
(jod. Hut death lud striek
e ill ho o lil man. ai il
l.l. f, ,i 1 ., , ,. ., .
1113 Wile a i l O 1 o werrt ell u.'ilhrinl iiieiiue ,,r
i-imi- 'l'l... i... ,1.,.. : ; i- '
" t'ii-v mi tr ii,i-m in iwui'ir nwii,
diughter Lien possessed, and ,1, mother lay
auo uou whs an inai ,irs. r.iisons am 1
very ill.
Jlut if tho villager tnotirtipd tho old pastor
as ll.ey listened tu the serii.n.. of Ihn new one,
(who was only preaching ' on probation,') there
was one lamily, that ol Mr. Withers, which
was pleased. He was a wealthy, retired mer
chant, Irnm New Yoik, where he had made his
money rapidly it. 5pec.11lat.011s, and hid como
hick lo his native town, built liunself 11 splen
did hoiifc, bought m my ucri s of html, and set
up for a proud gentleman. Uis. two daughter--,
Miss Saiahand .Miss Anne, were well ploised
with the young ltev. Mr. Apph gite, and liked
his politu hows hotter than tun humble de
meanor o Ibo uld Mr. Parson
In their klin at r.hnrrh tb.-v l,n,I ...
' , ' , is"."-
ly, and hey seemed very proud of I,,- acqua,..-,
tanco. He was indciil a noble lookini' vomnr
in in, with dark hair and eyes, and a brow of !
great beniHy, and a liguie such a is nut ollen 1
met. And any ono could feo that ho wa a j
roal gentleman, h r ho was iimdesl, ami corned i
to respect tho simplo villager iiroinid him a1
much a he would the richest m tu in the tvoilJ.
Ho was the son of an old lannlv .11 New York, 1
anil of great wealth ; but that family was not
one devoted , fashion merely, for il priced
goolness above all things.
ci. ..1 i . .1 .
v,oum javi'iipuii was mo on v sou ul nn-
rent who loved him, und his u.o.lu.r had giCen
II" m'vTilhott. """'t1,! f(.
I Now Yuri- and wi n, "u ,
,1 " "'" Ci l,uu CVer a( L'r '"T1,
p. T o Mi'-es Y, i'"8 ""W"ll,y f
ec.hcie. ovii I,. , i1''" "f C""rK' "!
c::r ;r, ;
v.i Ih. ii -iict uariL- in ii, ,r
When the meeting was over, and they had
returned to their fine mansion, they discussed,
as was their cuiom, the merits of the pastor,
and lauded him highly, Charles heard them in
silonce, for h was not pleased witii the cold
sentences of ihe preacher, hut ventured to ash
'who that young lady was who sung In llio
choir, with auburn hair and blue eve','
'Oh,' replied Anne Wither., 'it was Alice
.Neil the daughter of fanner Neil. They have
a small farm a little to the other side of tho vil
lage.' 'And she is the prettiest girl in town,' added
Henry Withers, who delighted in vexing; his
proud sisters.
'I iMi sine she is not beautiful," replied Anne,
'tin I il she were, her ignorance and vulgar in in
tiers would not allow her to go inlo good sod
ay.' 'Alice Neil igunranlatul vulgar I' said Henry.
Has shn i.ittiluiu I ( i n nt mI.ihJ, mid is she
not as graceful as beautiful ?'
Char'cH Divenporl heard In silence all that
w is uid, and exe.il-iog himself, went up lo his
chamber to oe the sun set, and to witness tho
clo.-o of the holy day alone and nway from the
conversation of the" sisters. Tho sun went
slowly down behind the western range of moun
tains, and the clouds in t lie west grew crimon
and golden and fforgcous, and then the lints
laded slowly, and tit l.it the evening star came
out. Tho next day was as fair and glorious a
one as the Sabbath had boon, only it was not
to quiet and still and holy.
Mrs. Parsons lay Ml. very ill, upon her cinch,
and it seemed lo her at times almost as if Und
had deserted the family, for her husband was
d-au, ami incv were noor. anu now she was
ain.L- F elm t inn ,1 ,1 ,.,.,!. I K ., f I
khc11 ? Tlere u., t'lU 0j al,d uvcr f.liUlfu
servant IleNey, who clung lo them in tiieir sor-
mw anu povertv. hut she could not support her
j,clll!o ir). As L-he thought of all this, tho tears
rftl (!l)wll ,,,. c10P,ig .,,,,1 wlilu bhQ U..H
werninir I'ien entered
'Hear mother ! why doyou weep?'
'Do not u-lt, tnv child. Iam not so strnnrr
now as I used lo br, and I weep almost without I
'J!ut you arc in pain, mother. I know that:
you Miller let mo do something fir you I' j
She was only lourlecn years of ago, and there i
va upon hr young lace a sorrow luluess which
many said betokened an early grave. lint she
wa-s exquisitely bjautilul, too fair and gentle
in d weot to livj where there is sorrow and,
trouble. I lor hair was light, her lace very pale,
tird her oyo ol sofi. blue. The tears started to
thorn at once when she saw' her mother weep,
and she put her soft arms about her neck and j
s.iid !
'Ihi not weep, mother why should von he 1
m,ha,py ? Is not f itner in heaven, and should
Mtn iuiIi iitu iir r l.nn. ?'
It seemed s'rahga thiitsn younga girl should
spcuk words of cunsolatioo to her mother, and
tin stricken woman looked up at her at I'n-.-t as
il she thought it was an angel comforting her
in'in id of her Kllen.
'X i,' said 'ii 'I do not vih him back hut
if K leu if I should die '
'Vim you will not die, mother I' replied the
young gnl, bii-fting into tears as tho thought,
btriiek her that it might be true. !
'Ye-', my cliil J it is that 1 do not fear death, !
but wb il will b'fou.i of you where will you
go V and she soboed upon her pillow w ith 'H'- 1
hm's nm, nrnn,i ,.t-
. l. i. . ei
Ion was overcome with sorrow, hut shortly dried
her tears, and said, with a sweet calmness
i oi ,i uiuiiieiii li-
'Und wj t ;t I; o care of me, mother.'
Just then there was a slitrht knock at the
chatnber-Joor, and the ftithlbi nurse entered j
and nid 'Alice Neil has come,' and llllen '
sprung up and was coon in the arnu ot her dear j
'How kind of ynu, A'ice, to come so often, '
and lo bring s, many things; and mother loves
yon 1 do believe as well as me come and com-'
fort her, for she ad u -1 ty 1' ;
And the lariiii rs daughter sat down by the
sick bed, no I unfolded the delicacies ho had
brought for the old pastoi's wife ; and as sl'o
pressed them upon her, he (allied ho gentle and 1
kindly and with -uch cheeifulmss, that tho sick '
tt miaii's t 'tii- dr ed aw .y. For days she Ind !
or. nie and sat there, iinlil her voice and pre
once seemed nc .-ary to Ihe poor widow, and
she itept with l'.d mi und then made her nuile
it might have h en u eorrowlul sonic, but it
was one ol revgnutiun. .Sue was an nii"el tu
I. I i ,l , l,.,..l l.,.r .,.,,1 i i i. ...
Klleu left the -ick room a little while, and then
MrK, iiroiis s,ud:
.AICli ,,e llul it u vorv (lon)tfl, jf ,
g,.t weM :ltlJ it i (iu 1)ut wt; lt Wlll b of
,,. ,nr L.,'j v
.) llot t,;,;'SOi- roplicil A,ic0i , v
n,,. vot rr .. i.r . , .,,, a nMi
il oho cou.d not sneak tho word it
seemed toodre.idlul for her to talk of herdeath
'11 I should die, suid the widow, us if in sup
plication 'Then be sure as long as Alice IS'oil has a
homo, Illleu shall share it. She shall share my
j iys, and 1 will lovo her like a sifter, 1 have
no nihcr in the world.'
'Illos s you fir these wurJs God bless you I'
cried Mrs. Parsons,
When Alice left the room, Fdlen followed her
out inlo the turd and said collly
Alice, do vol. think lint mother .' tho
! loirs gushed trout her ejos, but the continued,
l)o villi lliinl: uli.-i (iiii-i inner ,ha 11 I
1...1 .1.1 , , ,, . ,
" onu uiiElfll lliu WOIIH Mill tllll ler ll'IK up-
, i . I
011 Alice siiosom, and crieil is il her heart would
Il was some time b-duro Alice spoke,
; X" ZZ'Z
iuok inai iiccniiipanieii in- words siinl more
her genllo heart was stricken with the Ituih,
and she whispered 'Good bye, Alice, when sie
is gone ijou will lovo me mil you not guod
bti I' and she ran back to her ni.iilu-r' side.
Alice had not w tilted far before she met the
stranger whom she had scon tho day before.
He stoppid and said
'Will you excuse my rudeness, Miss Neil?'
At first she was going lo run away, but he
looked so earnest and kind, and his whole be.ir
inj; was so gMit'o nanly, that she slopped and
ra seij bur ejes lo Ins, but blushed and quickly
dropped them a uu.
. .'."." I""""" """"ppnig a stranger.
sain no... huh tones, 'I want to as c about the
wlU(m, llt ,mtHI' , ."3 ,
about her und her sorrows, and and your kind
ness to the. 11.'
'She is very ill,' replied Alico tremblingly.
'And she is very poor is khu not ?' he asked.
'She is but she has friends who love bur and
will never eee her nuller,' replied Alico moviii"
un, 0
rtiop a moment, Mhs Noil,' ho said. 'You
hero, take h"r tin money give it to Ihe sick
n, .,,,.1 u .. ..... .1 .. ., . .
he 'w e verio wa it an .1 ,,
. "a Hone-sho looked attlia
"l lorce.i into Her Utile basket-they
"'""""tol Ally J".ir. She wept for jo,
f'T it would cheer the heart ol life
bxl vv'd,,- I'iKh'.assho lay upon her
u,, j .,.r dreuiui were Kterisli. Il was in t
I r ! ,v y nag ni 11 j . s . ' 1
lions thai Charles Divonpurt possessed, and ho
wis as fai', and then is a fisciiution in a of death. It was a lair, still, beautiful morn
noble spirit for tho g'Htle und loving. Alice ing, yet the verv birds wero silent. The par
could not fori'et his fair lace and noble brow, soiiage, us ho ntnptmd heloro it, seemed deser-
uor his gcuuiom spirit hut had a per.-on (old
her she was ill love, she would have sincerely
.I-..1.. I !. '
denied it
Thu next morning Alico rose early, and
while tha dew yet sparkled on the grass, went
to (ho old parsonage. She asked the nurse as
she entered the house how was Mrs. Parsons,
and was pained to learn that she had passed a
bid night. In a few moments she entered Ihe
sick room. Mrs. Parsons did indeed look Worc
her face had almost thu hue of death, und
there was a look in her eye which was un
ci 1 tlily. Kllen was landing nver her mother
like an angel of patience, and it was dillicnlt to
ay which face was piles! tho mother's or
iliughtei's. It teas evident that the had not
slept any that night, and there was a sorrow on
her young lace winch it was ad to look upon.
When Alico entered, slip, sprang up and put her
arms around her neck and kised her, and then
took her place again ut Ibo bedside without
speaking. Her heart was too full of sorrow to
1 God bless von for coming hero I' said llio
sick woman, 'the sight of your face dues tne
' Ellen should go and rest,' said Alice kindly;
' let me take her place awhile'
' No! No! dear mother let mo stay here
I could not sleep were I away.'
'Hut you will be ill ton if you do not,' urged
Alice. 'Go that you may have renewed strength
to nurse your uioiher.'
At length she consented to leave the room,
and when she was gone, Alice gave the money
lo Mrs. Parsons, which Ghirles Davenport hail
crowded into her l.llle li.skel, and told her all
that he had said. The tears ran down the poor
sick woui in'i check as she said
' For Kile n's sake I take it and toll him,
Alice, that God will bless him for his kind
lies.' Alico staid awhile, and promising to return
shortly and spend the whole day, walked hick
lo her home. What w is her surprise to find
Henry Withers and Charles ,l)avenport there.
The former introduced the latter, and Alice
blushed leautilnlly as he took her hand. Pretty
soon old farmer Neil came in and said
' Well, Ally, how did yon rind Mrs. Parsons ?'
' Very badly, father. I fear bhe will not live
'Poor woman !' slid the farmer with a sigh:
' and theic is litllo Kllen 'ttt ill kill the gentle
' She watched by her mother's side all last
night,' said Alico, ' and she looks pale und sick
already and I promised to go right back as
soon as I had told you and mother.'
'Just like you, Ally, lour mother was just
saying that siio would watch with her to nignt ;
so go as quick as you can back again.'
' Here is a carnage at the door,' said Charles
Davenport ; ! will walk hick to Mr. W ithers,
and Henry shall drive you to the ptrsonage.'
' Oh, no !' replied Ahcc, ' I can walk.'
' You have walked there and back already,'
said her father, 'and you hud better accept the
' She shall do so,' said Henrv Withers. ' onlv
I will walk home and Charles shall drive her
lo Mrs Parsons.'
Charles undo no objcclion?, nor did Alice,
and soon they were riding towards the collage.
She told him all that the sick woman said about
his kind hearted gilt, and he asked
'Would she let mo co. no once to Ihe bedside
as you have done ? 1 would I i I; 3 to tell her with
my own lips ncter to (car that herself or her
daughter shall como to want.'
'1 will ask her,' replied Alice. Tho rest of
the way neither spoke: Alice was too modest,
and Charles from some cause was silent. Tne
carnage stopped before the door, ho help
ed her out, am. sho ran in. After he had tied
his horse, he entered llio litllo neat and pretty
silting room, and as no one was there dre?'
himself a chair and sat down, In a few min
utes A!ice came out from the sick room. It
seemed to him tint he had never een such
beauty efore, and her kindness and grace were
touching. As she entered a -light blush crim
soned ,er cheek, and -hu said
'.Mrs Persons will see you .inv.-hewi l.e-iit.
She held out her hand" to linn, as if to lea. I
him gently to the r ioui, iiivoluntanlv, and he
took it re-pectfully, hut his heart he it fastri
tl. 111 h d ire tvhen he lelt her soft trembling hand
within his. As he approached tho bdsid the
widow held out her lit ml to him, and ih inked
him with a naivete which started the tear te
his eyes.
'Yon arc very kind and noble,' .-he said, 'and
Alice too God ble-s you bilh !'
A thrill through Ins heart as sho said, 'God
bless bulk !' And he told her tint she should
never Miller that Kllen should not while lu
ll id a dollar, and that he had wo ilth, and what
was wealth good for if not to help Ihe deserving !
As he said this Kllen entered the room. .She
had b.'cn trying to sleep, hut looked sadder than
'And this Fllon,' said Chives, softly and re.
pectlully, 'Sho shall with touraelf alwavs nave
triends and happiness.'
She looked up sadly, nt him, as if to say
No! no more h ippin ;-s.' Her pathetic face
almost startled him, and he bide them all adieu,
lor tears were running down his cheeks.
When ho had entered the pirlor ut Mrs.
Witheis,' tho M.i-scs Anne and S trail acco-ted
him as tohU ride and the state of Mrs. Parson-.
'Shu is very til poor worn 111,' he lephed, and
that w is all." He did not feel in the tnojd lor
'And Alice Neil how did you fancy her?'
asked Anne with .1 slight tone of sarcasm.
'Sue is very good to .Mrs. PareoiHund Kllen,'
he repl.ed.
'Some people make a great show of doing
good for the name of llio Ihing,' replied Anne.
And, other folks,' said Henry Wither, just
entering the room, 'and other lolks neither ...al.e
the shmv nor tho reality never do any goud
nor pretend lo do so I'
It was 11. v.iin Ih it Anne and S.tr ih question
Charles hu had the good sense not to betray
the stale of his heait to them. Almost every
day he met Alice, either ut the pirsou il'o or at
her lather s, ana gradually he di-covuicl the ; is loved by old .Mr. aim .Mrs. IJ.ivenport. nne
wealth of pure love to.il lay 111 her heart. Grud-; and Charles spuul tho warm dog-days always
u.illy they became intimate, and learned lo love will, her father 111 S ,iiud all aro happy.
each other, hut not ti word had been spoken of And Kllen is with them like a sister, growing
love, nor was there a person 111 the village of ' more beautiful, though there is a sadness in
S who thought them lover nor did thoy her bluo eyes, utlimes, which only nukes her
think iheinielves o. beauty tho more touching lo sec. She is u fa-
One bountiful July morning, us Charlc camel vorito with in my wealthy people, but her gen
down into U12 breakfast room at Mr. Wither,'. 1 tlenoss makes her also loved by tho poor. She
Henry said
'Mis. I'arsom is dead, Charles.'
'Dead!' ho replied with sorrow and astonish
ment, 'dead ! w lien did he die ?'
Mast night, at about midnight.'
'Alas, or poor, poor Mien ! ho said, and Ihe
tears run Irom hi eyes.
'She has no money, nor friends ivlioro will
she go ?' said Anne.
'She is rich in fiiciid, said C hirliH, i.idig
nantly; 'and as for money, I will surL. mine
ttilh her bolore slio shall hiiller !'
1110 prom. Anne was urn ...iii.eu 10 near
in talk so, for she h.dstt her heart upon win-
I InintalK so, lor she li.il sillier Heart upon win-
..ing the elegant, wealthy ...id ....!. Charles
Davi'iijio't, and at onco suftened ner lir.nl
v atd 'he orj aii c'l.ud "f ti old pi I r
I Alter brcnkfat Charles rode over lo tho house
ted. Heenteied Ihe drawing room: no one
"'tis there, hut In a moment Alice came in with
1... r. I t .... I . l!
ni'i liu.u iiui- .tint iuiMiiiis, uuu luaia fililliuuief
in her sweet blue eyes.
Dead I' ho said with sorrow as ho roso and
look her hand : 'and poor Kllen I'
There is something in sorrow which make
young hearts yearn lo love each other stronger
than before; and Alice trembled, hut did not
start away when ho kissed her forehead and
said :
'It shall bo ours tn lovo Kllen and to cheer
her Mticken heart! And tvhoro is she ?' ho
'She is alcep, poor thing ! I thought it would
hill her to seo her inothor die it did almost.
You know how for nights .she has not slept, and
now all is over, from mere exhaustion sho is in
a deep, almost too deep, sleep.'
'And do you think she will survive her moth
er long? Duns sho not already look us if she
must soon die ?'
'I fear so, at 11100!,' replied Alico; 'but she
is young and peihaps you will think mo an
egotist, but I think sho loves me very much,
mid if 1 lovo her hko a sister and watch over
icr, she may live and be happv yet.'
Two days after, and the whole village fol
lowed the remains of the old pistor's widow to
the grave. Kvery body had loved her while
alive, and mourned her now she was dead.
There is always something peculiarly touch
ing about a country funeral, where all tho
neighbors gathered together and follow the
corps lo its home, while the solemn vil
lage boll tolls mournlully; but fftis scene was
sadder than any the villagers had witnessed
since the old pitnr'a death.
It was tho cu totn then and is now in that
place tn open tho coffin-lid at the grave, and
let all present take a last look, anil lal of all I
tho relations gaze upon the face of thedeparted,
and tho dearest friend of the deceased folds
down the muslin over tho dead face, and shuts
it away from human sight forever. Tho cus
tom is a strange, almost cruel one, but is still a
custom in many parts of New Kngland. When
the coffin rested beside the open grave, the lid
was raised, and one by otn: the villagers looked
upon tho widow's face, some with tears and
sobs, somo with sighs, and somo without any
vi-ible emotion, thin gh they were few.
Charles Davenpoit stood not fur from Kllen,
win was leaning upon Alice it. a state of wild
son nv. Ho walked up to the coffin with An
ne Withers upon his arm ; sho g.ized down up
on that placid face, tor through all tho sorrow
ol the countenance there gleamed a look of ho
ly hap'iiucs, without a tear. Hut Charles burst
into .1 llood of tears as he looked upon tho touch
ingly beautiful face before him, and thought
of her suffering and Kllen's bitter sorrow.
Kllen came last, leaning upon the farmer's
daughter, kind Alice, who would not lot her go
up alone 10 take the last lust look. Her face
was very palu and sorrowlul, and as she reach
ed tho culliu side, she sunk upon her knees.
There was a look of agony intense and hitter
upon her face, and the tens ran down like rain
from her eyes. She kissed tho while forehead,
and stretch out her trembling hand to replace
the mii-dm over her mother' Uce. lt was more
than s ie could boar, for throwing herself into
Alice's arms and whispering, 'I cannot! I can
not !' she fainted away. Charles was at her
side in an instant, and covering up that sorrow
ful yet b'.vect deatt face, boro KMen away to
fresh air and cool water. Tho lid was shut,
and the ccflin lowered into the grave; a few
remarks, which sounded strangely cold, were
made by the fashionable yoiingclergyuian, and
people turned away to their home.-.
lt was in v.un that Anno Withers waited for
Charles: he and Alice had homo Kllen to the
farmer's home, and were doing all thev could
to sullen her agonizing sorrow. In the evening
ho came luck to Mr. W ithers', but started the
next day f.ir New York, promising to return,
again, however, 11. a iuw days. He told his
fitlier all th it had happened while he was gone,
and with all the emlm-ia-m of inline pic
tured Alico Neil lo them, with her hi'iiutyand
grace and educati.in too, and more than all her
ovc und k ndne-s.
'And ymi love Alice, Charles !' said his
mother. He said nothing, but blnsl.c I scarle.
'Go and win her il you can,' said his father:
'we fahall lovo hor for her gentle virtues and her--elf,
us well a- for your .-ake. She may be
humbly born, but si.e is nobler and far more
worthy Ih in tho-e r.ch and fashionable women
who live but lo ride in their cairittges and look
coldly down upon the urinous poor!'
When Chailes ita" agiin in the village of
S , he went at onco lo larmer Neil's. Alico
and Kllen were tuguther in the pirlur, tho for
mer looking sweetly beautiful, and the latter,
though sad, yet mote cheerful than ho had ever
seen her. As il gue-sing tho object of his vis
it, Kllen aro-e m a litllo wluh to g 1 out. The
color crimsoned the cheeks of Alice as she tried
in vain to detain her and they were alone.
I will not de.-cribu w hat followed. A half
hcur alterwditU, Charles lefl the farm house
the happio.it fellow in S ; and Alice, with
her cheeks very red and her eyes full of happy
t.'ar-i, entered the kitchen it. search of Kllen.
' What is the nutter. Ally 2' asked her father.
'Has young Davenport been making love lo
you ? ' He sh mid have better manners than lo
try to -oh me of my birn !'
Her cheeks ll irhed rcdJer '.ban ever, and sho
looked altuo!.t piined. Kllen sprang to her
I side, and looked beseechingly up into tho old
! tanner s face, and he added
' Ally, I am joking you may leve whom you
choose I si. ill n.-ver complain,
' Hut, father if it I luve Cum.'' said Alice,
softlv and trembling
' Why, you would lovo a noble fellow and if
lie loved you the wurhl would ay you hau m ir
r ed vcry'ntgh ; but good and noblo as ho is, AI
Iv, you aro wortliy of him !'
The next day Charles explained all to the
Months passed away, and they wore married ;
and now Allico is tho mistress ol a ueaulilul
home which she graces more beautifully than
over Anne or Saial. W.ihers could do. She
remember tho kindness of friends when she
wa pour ild Mr. Davenport has uuda her
wealthy, and is kind always to thoso who are
as thu once was.
Wo aro indebted to our friend, James
O'Giiahv K8q.,ofSan 1'ranclsun, for Ihe Paci
fic Arms of April 1, a staunch Whig paper,
conducted with deeded ability. I lie .vies was
formerly what is called a "democratic" paper,
Unit, it seems, has improved in its politics, in
order lo keep pace with the "march of improve
' n,i,i, ,.
V .......
i"-r.m ..ic. . ,.
graph meets Mr. O'Git.uVs eye, he will lake
t is nit an v cr 1 1 Ins qm alien '
Our iVotv Vork Correspondence.
Great commotion in relation to the Cuban tiiirniion
hrerSmlij tntlte toslaii-tliy in New urk
Mmc haunt: wanted limigrmwi and DfCKUrs cu,nl- Peasant valley smile wun pro
llieh men Jennij f i,,d -Sailing of the J'acilic peritV and c'omfort.Uor even Mm mrw handb
Ill cut JyUICJHH JCJl J'tCKtngtfiiCHC.
i.iv Ynnir. Mnuf'.il, ISM
Kdi-i or of tih Fkf.i: I'r.nss : New York is in great
commotion on account of the Cuban hwnsion. Kv
crybody believes there is to be an invasion ; every
body is quite certain that there are score, and even
hundreds of men, now in the City, who are armed to
the teeth, and ready to sail for the "I'cart of the An
tilles," just as soon nsthe leaders of the expedition
deem it safe to "llhtg tbtir banners to the breeze "
The U S. Authorities are 011 tlipaui rre to catch tlie
"desperadoes;" nud not a fishing smack, or oyster
boat is allowed to pas through Hell Gate, without
the closest scrutiny. The U. .S. Marshal contnred.
last week, an old Steamboat called the Cleopatra.
and a fleet of ovjter boat' oil' Perth Anihnv. I
brought them in triumph into port ; but, on exami
nation, nothing of a warlike or piratical nature was
found on board "the flotilla;" fn they were nil let
loose again, with theex-rptiuu ol the Cleopatra. She
is to be overhauled by the Grand Jury, next week
Six warlike gentlemen were also arrested last week,
by the V. S. Marshal, as "invaders," and compelled
to give ball ; but they will ult be discharged when
the Grand Jury meets.
No evidence can b obtained to implicate anyone
as being connected with the Cuban expedition, al
though everybody is so certain that an expedition is
bemg organized in our midst. All sorts ol rumor-'
aie afloat as to who are to be leaders In this enter-
pr.se. . .pernor wuiiniau 01 Mississippi. ,s one day
reported to be the generalissimo, mid Gen. Samuel
Houston is assigned the chic I command on the hd
lowmg day; M,,es Y. bleach, owner of the N
Y.Sun, is said tnbe ihe Treanirer.nud Gen. Shield
ol Illinois, is appointed, by general rumor, to the ar
duous post of Uuartiriiiaster-generel of the expedi
tion. The public is, meanwhile, completely hood
winked, blinded, bullied, and involved in the most
labarynlhiaii mystery. 111 regard to the whole allair.
Who will give us a little light on the subject I
Have you ever been in New York 011 Mayday?
On that day, New York swarm. I use the word
sv.aim in the sense that honey dealers use it, when
they apply it to their bees. The lirst of May is mov
ing day in New York. Almost every body move3
on that day. The rich and the poor alike change
their abodes, some lor the better, others for worse.
f,at Thursday, May Nt, the sidewalks Were throng
ed, trom early dawn till pas' midnight, with men and
boys, women and girls, bearing on their heads, under
their arms and in their hands, every conceivable arti
cle o! turiutiire that is portable, from a mustard pot
to a wah tub, Irom a tea spoon to a bedstead, and
from a rolhng-piii to a cradle. The sireel-vere
rendered almost impassable by cars laden with house
hold articles of every description, ranging fiom the
shattered and di,;gy "traps" of the poor laborer, to
the costly and elegant lunmiire of the fashionable
and dashing member of Upperten-dom.
There are more people in New York, at present,
than ever befjre. As many as 2000 lamiliesnre said
to be obliged to board ; there not being dwelling
homes enough for their accommodation. Hut crow
ded as we now are, we shall be driven into still clo
ser quirters; for t.iere appears to be no limit to the
number of immigrants that are being poured into
our nil .1st. During .he month endmc Anril 30tb.
Is. 'il, over SO.OOO emigrants landed in New York,
which is double the number that arrived durin" the
same mouth of la.t year ; and 0:1 Sunday last, 'ifi'i'j
nun, women uu 1 children, most of whom were in a
stale of utter destitution, lauded upon our whan vs.
1 he.city is thronged w ith loreigu beggars, whose un-
cea-iiigiinp.irumitiesare becoming perfectly intoler
able. Ilnglisb tourists have said, with a sneer, tint
there are a-iu iny beggars in New York as there are
in London or Paris ; but they omitted to stale that
they are all foreigner-. Ueggary is not indigenous to
America. It is one of the "branches of indutrt" 111
whieli native-born Americans
can never hope to
compete with Europeans.
New York euu boast, however, ol rich men, ns
well as of beggars, and while the lutterare nl4l',irei,.n
nportation, the lortner aro indigenous to the soil
tt appears, Irom the pubu-hed report ot one of the
Deputy Assessors, that Win. I). Astor. Dr. Moffat
the proprietor of thJ Idle Piiband PliconW Hitters,
Stewart the dry goods man, and Hamilton Pish the
newly elected U. ri. Senator, are the largest real es
t ite holdeis i" the City. Astor o vns. probably, the
most real estate, but Dr. Moffat is thought to be the
wealthier man of the two. He owns a Dunk, some
o.'tbe finest buildings in Ilroadwa) , and has a float
ing capital ol several million in his .Medicine bus
iness alone, which is said to yield him a net prolit of
Ji0tl,llOO;,ir-,ifii(;ii, Uis mansion is said to be the
uioii superb 111 America, lurnuure, stables, carriages,
horses and dogs are roughly valued at $::oo,OPii.
Don't yon wisl.you bad selected the Patent Medi
cine bn-mess as a proles-don !
Jenny Idnd smgsat Castle Garden, on Wednesday
night, for the lirst tune since her return to New York.
She is to remiin beie two mouths. The tickets
range Irom 1 to $3. She will have to charge a imj.
lorm p ice, if she wishes to "draw" in Gotham, lor
twenty successive nights. I ilunk she would make
more money in the long riiu.ut $1 per ticket.
The Pacific start- for Liverpool on Saturday,
when she will carry acre's the Atlantic more pas-
sengeistban any steamer Ins ever .h-.e before,
any one tunc, l.very berth in her was engaged
early last week, nud many men ol property, lovers
ol ease und comfort, are going .1. the steerage then
being no accommodations lor them in either of the
cabins. Alderman Herring willuke over in the 'ii
cifie. several large Safes .bat have been ordered by
ihe liritish Government, to be sent to th - Tower ol
London. The crown jewels, and oilier valuable na
tional property are to be kept in these safes.
We aie to have un important law suit tried here
011 the lHlh lust , I allude to the case of the Southern
section of the M. II. Church, rersui the Northern
section. The Southerners are the plaintiffs in this
case, nud have engaged ns counsel, lieverdy Jchnsoii
ot Maryland, Daniel Webster of .Massachusetts, and
Daniel Lord ol New ork. The Northerners have
secured the services of liulus Cboaie of Massachu
setts, and D. I,, I'aucher and George Wood of New
Yoik. 1 don't know w Inch party has the right side,
and ought to wm ; I ,t know that ihe six lawyers
will get pretty fit pickings out ot their christian
bielluen. The probability is lint they will divide
the oyster between them, and award a shell to each
section ol the Christian litigants.
Yours, very truly,
.Miiiiiifucluii's in lliirliiigto...
Wo most sincerely wish thai, under this
heading, wo could go on and mention a multi
tude of Manufactories busily and profitably em
ployed in tho work of converting the wealth of
raw material that surrounds us into the numer
on articles of use and luxury that wo now 11;
I jior. Jlut wo cannot. Iturlington, will, a
j Water Powr.it that is absolntniv pvh.,.ti.,
I and with Cahtai. nu.le enough to place that
power sufficiently in use to become cu.phati
Icallv a ProdiiciiiL'town. is.cionh;iiie!,!l,.u rv.
.'. "--'"
.t intelligent and right-
u u T 1 aro
probably indebted toome Ihriiuy I i iinectirut
village on the banks of a respectable brtml.
(whoso limited, iowiti cmphytd, power Iih
I , ,, ' J r ...
perity and comfort,) for oven tho mop handb .
that we U30 ! Wo ought to bo ashamed of out
solves and that is exactly what wo ought b'
bo I Wo might bo n.vroitTEr.s, to the figuro nl
hutidrcds of thousands of dollars, annually;
and wo are ntroiiTEits, paying tribute where
we ought to exact it, and, in many instance--,
sending our natural productions abroad an'.'
paying more enterprising but less favored con
munilies for making them up for us. We bi
buyers and sellers, instead of makers and so -lers
as a kind Providence designed us to hi ,
and so long as wc stupidly remain so on'
growth will be slow and our increasing pro
perty slower If ono half of our active Mei
cl.ants wero active Manufacturers, our town
would feel the inspiring influence a3 a hor
feels tho spur of Ids rider ! We should " g 1
ahead." The noblo Winooski, rich in creatiw
power, and running to be useful, would not,
then,reproach us with its magnificent Falls, and
send its profitless waters mournfully into the
boom of our Lake.
We very cordially give place to tho comrnu-
nicatioti of '11. S. T.' elicited.it will bo noticed.
by that of " O. P. Q." U. V. W. on the same
s!,:nPf ...ill l, .,, 1 t
(Pur the Free I'ress.)
It lll Iloillt-, Ulillgiiis; till! liko, &C,
Gl.v. Clarke : The communication of 0. P. Q.,
in your paper ol the Tth int., I have read with in
terest. It calls the attention oi our citizens to mat
ters of vital importan.e to liurlingtou. The gro th
and past prosperity of our town arc the results of out
farorabl-pnsitian, rather than of the combined eli'urt.
ol our citizens to so imest capital as to give employ
ment to the many -vim, literally, "earn their bread by
the sweat ot their face." It has ever been a place de '
voted to getting gaiii.ty buying and gelling, rather
than by .naiiulheiuriiig. Hut very fevr of the manu
factured articles sold in Iluilmgton arc mads here.
We are indebted to other places for evt 11 our mop
handles, most of our luoti and shoes, as well an 11
host ol other neeessarics, saying nothing of the lux'
uries ol lite. Why is it so ! Our favorable location
as a business place, has been relied upon to build up
the town, and the nceevt.ty that has compelled the
inhabitants of less favored places 10 rceort to niaiiu
fic'.uriiv, has not operated here. Has not the time
arrived w hen our course should be changed, that the
town may continue to grow ti it has grown in years
past I This is a question that our leading business
men and 7icii nf capital should consider well. Had
the goods and wares, manufactured in other States,
that have been sold here during tiie last ten years
been manufacturing here ,also ,our town would prob
ably now contain a population of seventeen thou
sand, instead of seven thousand five hundred persons.
If our capitalists, who, by buying and selling, hare
accumulated wealth, would, instead cf investing in
in loreigu stock", which are sure, to pay some, seven
or eight ;er renf. interest, establish manufactories
and give employment to the needy laborer, they
would do more to build up the town, and lurnish food
for the needy, than ever has been done in liurling
tou. "The poor ye have always with you." Is it
sound policy to maintain them in idleness ! No.
Give them cinplo)inent. Pay them tor their labor,
and that you may have work for'them to do, invest
your capital in establishments that will require their
labor. Such a cour-e woul 1 b-- effeetict protection in
1 more w.iy-lh in one. It will protect us Irom the dep
i redations of the idle and th- vicious, lor vice is sure
' to follow in the toolstepa ot idleness. It will nrofct
! us from poor taxes ; and our town from retrogradinu.
It may In: nidtlnt the investment at Winooski,
in the Woolen Factory, basbeen disastrous, and that
capitalist.! here hate sullered enough already, in en
deavoring to promote manufactures. The failure o
tiat establishment does not disprove my conclusions,
any more than the failure of one merchant prove?
that there should be .10 more merchant. I bavc no
doubt that the business of the llurhngton Mill Com
pany, had it been wholly managed by any one of
some half a dozen gentlemen who were interested in
it, instead ot having been under the direction of set -eralol
them, would have been profitable. It is an
old and true "lying, that "too many Cooks spoil the
broth," and so ii has been with the affairs of that
Company. Had therebeeaorieOwA',only,(andthat
Conk but been Ji.-u.s Coou.) to direct its affairs, the
result would have been quite d.tlerent, in my opinion.
May T. Yours, K. d, T.
News from California and Cuba.
New York, May 6.
The steamship Georgia, Lieut. Porter, ar
rived this morning from Chagrcs via Havana,
with tho Pac.lic mails, and one million and a
half of gold on freight. The Georgia sailed
from Clugres at noon, with 500 passenger.
Great excitement existed in Havana in rela
' t on to the expected invisiou. Manv had been
at'1,"1 1,1 F" u" P'C'". ""long mem
. I irnrt linnets Inr nriinphiniT mntinmiwaormnrta.
Matters aro becoming so serious and alarm-
ing in Havana that many arc preparing to
leave. The Captain General is taking every
precaution to guard against an invasion,
Gexkijai, Califoh.ma News. There ha
been a tight at Sonora growing out of FOtne
conflicting miners' claims, in which one man
by the name of Davis was killed and some
others wounded.
The health of San Francisco has been re
markably good, and the same may be asserted
of the entire Slate.
The annals of crime are as dark as ever,
but the chance of punishment seems to have
improved. Wilfred nud Stuart, indicted for
the murderous attack upon and robbery of Mr.
Janson, have been tried before the District
Court and lound guilty of assault witii intent to
kill, and robbery. The jury sentenced Stuart
to fourteen ye'irs in the penitentiary, the ut
most they could give hi in . Wilfred was sen
tenced lo let. years in the penitentiary.
Nearly all the rainy season which has visited
us this year came during the past month of
March. This rain will prove ol inestimable
wilue to the agricultural interests of the State,
and perhaps tu many of the miners.
Tho Cuurier says the labors of the miners
are well rewarded, and new and rich discoveries
of mineral wealth aro constantly being made.
The Gold llluff excitement has sntirely ceased.
The political news is not startling parlies
are n.ga.iizuig with considerable spirit, and an
1 1.M.11111;; luutrei is uiiucipaicu ai uie opnng
t elections. If the Whies continue united and
uro truo to themselves, they will sweep the
1"0 lirs' tn&uvo slave case in California
;i0l,. TUc Judge was to give hi decision tho
1 next morning. The slave is named Prank, and
was brought here bv a Missourian. He left his
1 lt ! il
,noc,r ,,u fr.,inm. .,.1,1,1, ,
ft""' " " " ,der m
T10 agncultunU prospect, at the State aro
very pr ini.ing

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