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.V TiiJ -4iV7 TROUBLED MGIIT TIIAT IS UPON US, TIIERE IS NO STAIt ABOVE THE H'ORIZON TO GIVE US A GLEA3I OF LIGI1T, EXCEPTING T1IE INTELLIGENT, PATRI0T1C WHIG PARTY OF TIIE UNITED STA TES Wi-BSTEr i
MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT, TUESDAY MORNING, JDKE 20, 1848.
EPITOR AJJD rROrr.IETOB.
JOSEPH H. BAliRETT,
TERMS 0F"V0LUME XIII.
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I,t ttic propnctor.
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Written for the Galazy.
Tho time's fast approaching
"VVIien tnic hearts tliro' tltc r.ation,
Iu roncert must join
For its rcgcncration :
I'rem vi!i' hoctis 1'olkus
Oitr country to ave.
Aml d: for Squin? Cass,
A jiolitifal grave.
Tlicn join onc aml all,
In a ' bit of a bendcr,"
Aml honor tlie chief
Xevcr known to snrrcnder,
For noact of tlie VI(ii;s
E'or ninde Locos look paler,
Thaii when tlicy brought forward
Old Zachary Taylor.
Fiom tltc dnrk scourgp of war,
Will C'a.-s cver rolicve in?
A'il asto "protcclion."
C.ii hc evcr deeeive u?
Aii'l a to thc eto,
"N'i'l hc- not it ?
AmI ton ra"" in n'mo
rulkciiahly abuse it?
Then join onc and all, Uc.
I. .'t the Xortli aml thc South,
I'ni'e a' pnir lnali,
T.i h.-:l ihis old war chicf,
l'i niii Youn Mii-hipan :
Aml wliile Knr.jn aml onirard
Oiir inotto sl'onlil bt,
1'orpct not, lleimliliis
Oft ccac to bc fiTC.
Thcn join ono aml all, Sca.
O;. 7' :;'" i n man
Y.V! vi r--"l in hii trado,
II . tnow. how i-cpiilil.can
( , .rni Mil ar.: ina b
1 i h-i -Ivill to .:uil 11. ,
lim.t afclv inav rc. t,
i-Vn -(!- ihat h.s foles
Jsh.ill bc nan l' onu-'y ilrvs'd.
T!.fii join one aml all
In a-oit of a bender,"
Aml honor tlie chicf
Y'ho knaws no Mirrontlcr ;
Snrc noact ofthc Whijr.
E'or nm'.c Lo'-o turn julcr
Than when tlu-y bronght forward
( )id Zai liary Taylor.
New ILucn, .Tune 10, 1843. e. m. h.
In oblcn timc. thcrc was a provot ofbon
nv l.iiinii'C. iiml 1""! nmr.c va Dirkson.
Il was n rialn jol'.y provost n'ul eciuP'l rc
solvcil tn liavc onfi sooil joko, boyoml llu
... -, II. h. mipnihpil tcii liniimls. niiicco
u ihrcc inei.. rcin irVnblc nbovc llicir fcllow. ,
foravarirc aml dnllm'f!', on ronoiuon, uin
ihev i-lioi.M iin in the cnnpojition of liis
fpitaph. in rliymc aml in. ire. Tlicy nicl
.! lacl; u"is tcrrihlu but as Dr. JoIiiifoh
Avon'.J ha.vcs.iiil. ivhal will not n Srntr.imian
u i.!crtakp, fortcn poumls 1 It nccd not bc
lin t. s.ii 1 ..nc a linc npicrp, Fnid thc srr
on.l f'.nW I '.'Z'jin? said tlie tbird. Thi."
v. i : nlip'C-Ui! to. ol cour. p. ; for whncvrr cnm
ii "nccd, ivas ldicvcd froni thc onus of ihc
rhyme. Tlicy ilrov lo!s for this vantasp
jrounil. aml hc who uon, nHcr a copious
pcrspiration producci! thc fjlloivingliiic :
Ilcre lics I)ickson,.rroT0st of Dumlcc.
This ivas vcry niucli admircd hricfaml
epntcntion- his narnc. his o'.licial station, his
h-at'i, aml thc placc of liis burial werc happi
iy comprcs.cd in a singlc linc. After Ecvere
.cri'.on, tlie second linc ivas produccd:
ITcrc lics Dirkson, hcrc lies hc.
Tt vras objertcJ, tliat this i'a taulological ;
aml tbat it 1;1 not evcn so far ai thc first,
whirh set fortli thc ofiicial tliaractcr ofthc (lc-ccas-.-l.
It -was saiil, in rcply, by onc of the
cKecutors who happcncd to bc prescnt, and
wbo artcd as arrieii? pocta:, tliat the scconil
linc tvoiiM have bccn tautolopncal, if it hadset
forth tlie omt 'uil station, vhich it tlid not; and
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the last wonl clfcctually cstablishcd thc scx of
Dickson, wliicii was very lmportant. lue
tT...l lpo-nfpp. tllOIlMl lll lt.Tfl 1. np n.isprw'p
for an hour, and rufreslicd his spirit.br a ram-
., T, -ll. P T' . ... , " 11.
.iic on tue r rnn u- -i:s uiieny unaoic 10
A...-.l..fa .l,p pn.t.onh. At an ncl.nnm. il mrtnl.
,l l i - .
howcver, nc prouuccu iue louowmg linc,
Ilallelujah! Ilallelujcc '.
tliink Sal told Kcb
JJil. i'.cs lait m;lit,wa.n lie was spari-m ucr:
Hut up. cluld ! what are you laii-iiig a
' Xo, but I hcarn hcr, I did; Slic told Keb
Bobblcs she kinder fclt "
" Ilush, you little rascal 1 Ilush, or 111
take your skm otT!" and poor faally Jooi-cu as
t. il -a a Tinilpd lnlifpr
" Oh, git otit, Sal, I will tcll ! Shc told !cb
Robblcs she kinder fclt skcercd tu delh and
OcUed tu r
Clr In an old Er.glisL primer, the following
ridi-ulovis blundcr was causcd in the whole c
dition, bythe omission of tlie letter c, at the
Ijcginning ofawordin tlie third line, which
was printed a. follows :
"WHien the last trumnct soundcth,
AYc shall not all di"e ;
But we shall all be iiaxgkd
In the twinkling of an eve."
From thcXational Era.
lKSCr.IBCD TO THC MF.D1CAI. FACCLTY.
bt iins. emma d. e. sotrrmvonTir.
Annie's next visitor was John Brown,
Fier betrothed, who came in, accompa
nied by Clara.
'New, dcar Annic,' said John, 'why
didn'tyou let nie come in befoic; Ihave
a thousand thinss to tell vou about, and
not tcn minutes to say it in. Why, An
nie! iny nracioiis ! how we!I you arelook-
. 3 ..... ir '-1-1 1TTL.
in". ueautiiui ! xou sicki ,.hj,juui
cheeks and lips are glowing, and your
cyes brighter than I cver saw,' exclaimed
John.in admtralion. mistakins th bitrn-
inr fire of fcvcr for thc blooming rosc of
health. 'Comeyou mustn't lie there mucli
longer ; you mtist get up, and come and
see my little new house (our little new
houe, sweet Annie,' said lie lowering his
voice lo a whisper ;) 'it is so pretty
painted lead color, with close white shut
ters. I have ot the fence put up, and
iho rarden laid ofF: and I've plantd some
peas, (whir.h we will have for dinner the
first tiine Clara and the old man come to
see us, dcar ;) and I want you up, that
you may go with me to select some fumi
ture. 1 have got seventyfive dollars to-
'And I have cot twenty-nvc,' said An
nie. 'saved froin mv necdlework.'
'Kccn it. keep it, darlins: surelv, if an
American lad cat.'t fnrnisii a little house
for hisbride. without taxinr hcrearnings,
hc must be a very worthless fellow.'
Annie srmled, but m the midst ot tier
smilc an cxpressiou oi pam irai-i. nci
couiiteiiance, thc color dicd away froni
hcr face for an instant, and thcn rushed
back iu acrimson glow. Clara approaclr
cd the bed, and uent ovet her anxious-
What is thcniatter, dear Annie?'
Nolhiiiif a .sharp, sudden pain ; it is
ovcr now,' said Aimic.
'A slitch,' sug;c-tcd John.
Annie's faccajain quivercd, grcw pale,
then flushnd. Shc grasped her sister's
'Dcar Annie, you arc sufTering ; you
have had too uitich compnny ; you have
bccn cxcilcd and worried. John, go lioine
that's a sood boy ; you may come 3'
ain this cvening.'
'Gond bye, Annic.'said John Ilrown.
'Good bye, good bye,' rcpIieJ Annie.
John I.rown was gone.
'Oh ! Clara, I aui very ill.'
'Dcar. Annie, I nm so sorry ; where
arc you sick V
'1 a:n iu cxcruciating pain,' cried An
nie, as hcr face flushed and paled rap
'I will send for thc .Doctor.'
'No, no ; he could not be found now ;
he is on his rouud. Scnd for .Tohn's
mothcr , she is a sort of doctress ; she,
pcrhaps, can thmk ofsomething torelieve
Clara hurricd down stairs, ovcrtook
John, and sent him for his mothcr thcn
hastencd back to hcr sislcr. Annie was
cxtrcmely ill. The stimulating lood that
shc had takcn hacl cxciled a violcnt in
llammation. Thc old lady, Mrs. Brown,
sonn camein, exchiming
'Wcll, well; what's tlie mattcr now?
John camc runniiig aftcrme, asthough he
uere crazy. Young pcoplc arc so nuick-
Jy frightcncd and you all alnne by your
Iwoselvcs pity, poor things, but what
you had a mothcr. Where's your mise
'Ahha! I kncw it, Thc cold, windy
waterarupl has disagrccd with you. So
nitich" for following aftcr thc Doctors
Ilore ! Clara, rnn and fetch me some
braudy and ginger, and boiling water.
Quick, now ! Be in a hurry ! fche must
take some brandy-toddy, with gingcr iu it.
Alrs. Brown madc Clara fly about and
bring hcr all thc things. Mrs. Brown
was in hcr glory. INothing pleased that
dcar old ladv bctter than to see a fcllow
creature writhing in an agony of pain, if
the sufieriugs affortled a.fair opportumty
for the gratificdtion of hcr rulingpropen
sity doctoring. It was to her what game
is to the sportsman, play tothe gambler,
or bull-baiting tothe Spaniard. Yet IIrs.
Brown was called, and believed herself to
be, a very bcncvolciit woman, very kind
to the sick. and an excellent nurse. The
old lady concoctcd tht- dose, and carricd
it lo hcrpaticnt Annie drank it all; and
thauked her poisoner.
'And now, honcy,' said she, 'I must
go. I promiscd to call in and see Mrs.
Piper's baby again to-day. The little one
is getting no better. although. I give it a
dosc of mcdicine if mv own preparing.
Indccd, I think itis getting worse.they'ye
cnt the young Doctor Jones attenuing it.
What docs hc know about babics ! Good
byc, Annic. That loddy will ease you.
lou willslecn after it.
And the old lady departed, with the
comfortable consciousncss of having per-
formed a good action. She met John at
the strcct door, and told him that he might
go to work, as Annie was better, and
John, careful not to disturb the sick one,
left the house ,without saying good bye.
As may be readily sypposed, Annie grew
rapidly and alarminglj worse. She suf-
fered excruciating torturc. Clara was in
dcspair. She sent for her father, and for
thc physician. Mr. Gray followed the
summons immediately. The Doctor came
in thn aftprnnnn. He never SUSpeGtcd
thc"cau:e of, and was wholly unable to
account for, the drcadful- changctnat naa
taken place inhis patient. Ho taxed his
skill to the utmost for her relief. He rc
mained with her all the afternoon ; thcn,
promising to return early in the morning,
he left her somewhat easier, and went to
Not farfrom Mr. Gray's humble dwel
ling stood a house of more pretensions to
quality. It was occupied by Mr. Piper,
a rising young lawyer, and his wife.
They had onc infant, upon whom thcy
both'doted with all the foundness of young
parcnts for their first and only child. But
now the babe was ill, and the father and
the mother wild with alarm. Mr. Piper
had called in Dr. Jones, a young physi
cian of cminent talent, one who had al
ready acquired a large practice, and who"
had eflected several remarkable cures.
When he arrived at Mrs. Piper's house,
he found the pale young mothcr, with the
babcin her arms, walking him about the
floor. She sat down, and laid the babe a
cross her lap for the Doctor's inspection,
watching the expression of his counte
nance eagerly. He told her that the babe
was tuffering under o'nly a very slight at
tack of cholera infantum, and that his re
covery depended more upon her otcn care
ful nnrsinir. than tmon medicine. He
charged her to let the child take no food
whatever, cxcept that which nature had
provided ; and giving a few peremplory
but iudicious directions for its treatment,
wrote a prescription, and left the house.
The doting mother was re-issured, and
smiled again. Ina dayortwo the babe
was much better, though not quite re-
stored to health. He was rccovering slow-
ly but surcly ander the young Doctor s
pir.pllpntincthod of treatment. when the
evil genius of the physician sent the news
of the babe's lllness to Mrs. urown, wno
straightway considered it her 'duty' to go
.no tlip cirU- liabv. IJoon that fatal
morninT, somethint in the appe'arance of
thc mrant had arouseu tlie very excuaDie
fears of his mothcr, and she felt and look
ed vcry uneasy when Mrs. Brown enler-
'Good morning, Mrs. Piper. How do
you do I hejrd that your little one was
very ill, and 1 thought 1 wouiustepm anu
'Indccd, I am very grateful, Mrs. Brown.
Please look at him, and tell me how you
think hc is.'
Mrs. Brown took the mfan't upon her
lap, and lookcd solemnly and wistfully at
him ; pui hcr hand upon his chest, and
upon his head; and finallj poked her
grcat finger into his tuouth, and felt his
gums ; thcn turncd up the whites of her
eycs, and cjnculatcd
Oh ! Mrs. Rrown. vou don't say SO !'
cxclaimed thenervous mother, in affright.
'Is he so bad !'
'Who is 'tcndinff him V inquired the
old ladv, without replying to the ques-
'Whv. Dr. Jones Dr. Jones. Oh! 15
he very ill, Mrs. Brown V
'Dr. Jones ! That vounrr man ! Why,
t'other day he was no tallerthan my knec.
lie a Doctor I'
'They say he is a very successful prac-
titioncr. But, oh 1 dcar Mrs. JJrown,
plcase tcll me is the baby very sick V
said thc mother, as the tears rushed ioher
'Pretty sick. What has that young m 111
(Ican't call him Doctor,) ordercd for
Yhv tbis is it rpnlinil the tremblinT
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mother, showinga little folded packet of
'Umnh-humph 1 Calomel and prcpared
chalk, I suppnse. That will not do it any
Tood. II you kccp on giving tnat to tne
child, you'll kill it.'
'But the Doctor
'Oh ! the Doctor ! What does he know
about babies 1 He ncvcr was a mother.
I've had thirteen childrcn and raised
two, and buried elevcn ; aud I should
think I ought to understand nursing chil
Thp infant bprp. bpcamc verv fretful.
. . j ,
and the mother very uneasy, and Mrs.
brown very loquacious anu aiunctic.
'Oh! dcar Mrs. Brown, what had I
'Stop. Have you got any laudanum ?'
'Wcll, get it, girl, and bring me a spoon
ful of water in a CLp.'
This direction was givcn to a maid ser
vant who was standing in the room, and
who forthwith broucht the required arti-
'What are you going to do, Mrs.
Brown?' inquired thc mother, who was
pacing the floor, with thc babe in lier
'Give. the child a few drops of laud
anum." 'Oh ! Mrs. Brown, Im afraid'
'Nevcr mind what you're afraid of.
This is the shortest way to stop the child's
complaints. I'm a better judge than you
are,' persisted the old lady, holding the
cup in one hand, and dropping the lauda
num slowlv with the other. The timid
young mother suffercd herself to be out-
talkcd and overruled. Ihe Jauuanum
was droppcd and poured down the babe's
throat. The child dropped into a dcep
'There, now! Didn't I tell you so?
See how nice he's sleeping. Don't tell
me about Doctors; one old woman is
worth twenty Doctors, for cnring babies.'
'Yps. inclppd nssc-nted Mrs. PiDer.
J , ,
'lie is sleeping now more quietly than he
has been lor a long timc.
Well, good morning, my dear child.
Whcnever you want me, send for me. 1
am always ready to visit the sick.'
'Thankyou, dear Mrs. Brown! In
deed, I am very, vcry grateful to you.
you've giren my pbor baby relief, and you
couldn't have done me a greater faror.
I shall never forgct your kindness,' said
the poor woman, earnestly.
'1 haveonly done my duty,' said the old
lady, meckly ; and she went off, enjoying
the reward of 'an approving conscience.'
'What an excellent woman !' murmured
the mothcr, as she returned to her infant's
cradle, 'after seeing Mrs. Broiyn out.
But an cxclamation of horror broke from
her lips, as herglance fell upon the child.
The infant had waked up in a spasm. A
little fretfulness, a slight fever, in the babe,
was enough at any time to arousc all the
mother's worst (ears; but now now that
she saw her child's featurcs convulsed
andlimbsquivcring, in afrightful spasm,
hcr alarm and grief exceeded all descrip
At that momcnt, Dr. Jones entered the
room, and, seeing the state of the child,
he demauded latber percmptorily, as was
his custom, what had been given to the
babe. And the pale and trembling moth
er told him, informing him at the same
time who had prescribed the dose. 'Out
of his grief and his vexation,' the young
' By Heaven, madam, shc has killed your
'Oh ! don't say so. Doctor ! Don't
don't! I should go mad! Oh, no ! It
can't be ? God would not take my baby
away from me, that I love so dcarly !'
Losing all self-control, she sank down
by the side of the cradle. Her grief be
cameso poignant as to render her inca
pable of discharging hcr duties. Seeina
thc state of affairs, and being ignorant of
their family resources, Dr. Jones sent off
for Mr. Piper. It was near night when
thc babe's spasms went off, and he sunk
into a coma.
It was the night of the same day upon
which Annic Gray had received hcr death
draught from Mrs. Brown. Thc Doctor
had left her comparatively easy a few
hours previous. Mr. Gray, poor man,
suspecting no danger, had retired to rest.
Clara had lightcd the night tap3r, and set
ting it upon the hearth, took her seat by
her sister. Clara, also, was free from ap
prehension now ; but she could not, she
knew not why, make up hcr mind to go
to bed. Annie was lying quite still.
She was easy, but wiih the fatal casein
duced by mortification. She was dying,
and shc knew it.
"Von't you lie down, love ?'
'Presently, dcar Annie; I am notslcepy
yc.t. How dojoufeel, Annie?'
'Quite easy. Perfectly free from pain
of any sort.' . .
'I ainso glad,' said poor, unsuspicious
The silcncc continucd unbroken in the
room.exccpt by the ticking of the clock,
formany minutes, Thcn Annie called,
in alow voice
'Look in my little bible, and bring me
that folded paper and a lcad pencil.'
'Dear Annie, what is it you want to do!
You must go toslecp, darling.'
'So I will, very soon, and take a long
nap ; but give me them first.'
'Here they are, then, Annie."
'Raise me up.'
'Why, what arc you going to do, dar
'Just to add four words to tnai pa-
l,er-' . . ,
'Let me do it.
Annip fpphlr scratched four words to
theend ofsome writing, and fell back
exhausted upon hcr pillow, retaining the
paper in her hand. She lay still a long
time, and again the ticking of the clock
became awtully distmct. At last, again
What day is this?'
'Friday, you know, dear. Day after
to-morrow you are to have the oysters.'
'friday, Saturday, Sunday. Clara!
take this paper, and put it away safely ;
and do not read it until Alonday, and
then go by it, will you ?'
'Why, what in the world do yo mcan,
dear Annie ?'
Never mind what I mean. Promise
me, will you ?'
' Yes, love, ccrtainly. Now try to slccp,
'Yos,I will.' .
Whv was the silcncc m that pcacelul
room s'o awful ? Why ticked the clock so
loud and fast, and why foll its strokes so
heavily upon thc heart or the watcher ?
ShcMA not know it was countiug away
the last seconds of a dying girl. At
lcngth, the dread silence was relievcd by
the Inw, sweet music of Annie's voice
Where is father?'
'Gonc to bed.' f
Give my love to him.
'Annie! Annie! What do you mean?'
'Nothing, onlv he forgot to kiss me.
She hy again silent for a fewmoments;
then for thelast time called lowly
'Clara!' . . .
(She seemed to Ipye the tteration of
hcr sister's name.)
'Tell dear John Brown, I say, God
'Annic, Annie. Oh ! dear me. what is
the mattcr with you ? I am I'm so un
easy. I 111 call up father,' cried Clara,
as in her frightshe seized thc taper, and
flashed its light upon her sister's face.
Annie's face was white as marble, but a
sweet smilc hovered ovcr it. Clara's
countcnance was blanched toa'violctpale
ncss,' and she shook in everylimb.
Don't look so frightcncd, dearest sister;
I'm going to .lecp noy.' o
'Arc you at ease V
'Perfectly. Kiss me.'
Clara pressed her warm lips to the cold
brow of the dying-girl. Re-assured, she
resumed her seat. Clara was nervous.
Oh .' why did that clock tick so loud and
fast, and why jarrcd its strokes so heavily
upon the excited nerves of Clara ? It
counted away, fast and faster, the fleeting
seconds of the partmg seraph.
'Father Clara.' John' whispered
Clara bent over hcr sister, and lookcd
silenlly ou hcr face. Hcr eyes ere clos
ed, her countcnance was still, save for the
smile that still hovered upon her lips.
'She is talking in her sleep,' thought
'Mother, mother,' murmured the dying
Again Clara looked upon her sister's
face, but it was perfectly still , even the
smile had fled. Annie Gray's gentlespir-
lt had passed away.
'She has gonc sound nslecp at last,
thank God,' said Clara.
Morning dawned. Mr. Gray rapped at
his daughter's chamber door, to inquire
how Annie had slept. Clara opened the
'What been up all night, poor Clara ?
Could you get no one to set up but your-
'I could not have left Annie, father.'
'How does she secm ?'
Better. Still sleeping.'
The father hurried away from the door,
to finish dressiug. After having raised
the window and opcned thc blinds, Clara
returned to her beloved sleeper, and look
ed upon hcr face. The face was cold and
stiff the eyes half open, and stony the
blue lips were apart, and the white tceth
glistpning betwcen thcm. Thc hand that
Clara had taken fell heavily from hcr
grasp. With a heart-rending cry, Clara
east herself upon the body of her sister,
and fainted. That cry brought the fath
er back into the room. The father was a
strong rnau. He suffercd, as he gazcd
upon liis dcad Annie, as deeply as Clara
had; yet no tear sprung to liis eye no
groan broke from his lips. The muscles
of his iron lace worked convulsively his
broad chest heaved, as he stocrd some mo
ments looking npon the sisters. Then,
gently lifting 'ihe inscnsible Clara from
the body, he bore her to the next room,
laid her upon the bcd, and calmly walked
down stairs to send for Mrs. Brown. That
bcnevolent lady was not at home. Shc
was occupied with laying out Mrs. Piper's
baby, which had just cxpircd. Some oth
er neighbors, howcver, tendercd their ser
rices to see to things.
Sundav camc thc Siitidav of poor Annie
Gray's funeral. Clarn. Iiad exhausted hcr
strength by gmncc way to 111c wiiucaiexpres
sions of grief anddespair, and nowlaypros
trate upon the very bed on which Annie hnd
vielded un IiercemlesDirit. Claralay nuiv-
ering, gasping, fuiming, under the weakneEs
induced by a violent ontbreak of sorrow.
Low moans nnd signs wcre au inai escapco
her now. The rooms bclow elairs were fill
ing with funeral gucsts. Mrs. Brown, who
had taken thc direction of nfiairs. was in a
high state ofexcitcment and businesai. Poor
Mr. Gray was standing about in everybody's
way, having nothing 10 do, limkin'' hcart
broken, gazing into vacancy. Mrs. 3rown.
inher flyinghithernnd thiihcr, ran ngainst
him, nnd nearly overturned him jstarled. heg
ged his pardon, and nsked him for his hat,
"lo pin a piecc of crapc' round it." Poor
Mr. Grny put his hand to his henu, and
looked around in perplexity.
Your hat, Mr. Gray your hat, if you
pleasc, io pin a picce of crape 011 it."
Hi face worked convulsively. He Rave
her the hat, and turncd away. Thc old lady
looked at him, and said, while she fixed his
"Dear! dear! Mr.Gray. don't tako on so
don't, Bcar this like a man a Christian
man. Annie's gonc to heaven. She ra. a
"Don't, don't," whimpered poor Gray.
'lBut I must l must talk lo you. It'a for
your own gnod. You know I'm your best
fricnd, don't you?"
I know you have been vcry kind to me
and mine, Mrs. Brown. You were liken
mother to the poor cirl tbat's that's"
'That'B gone. Ycs ; and ifshe had taken
my advice, tnstcad of following afier Doctors.
from the first, she would have been living
"God bless you, Mrs. Brown God bless
you. I shall nevcr forgct your kindness to
the poor motherlcss girl. May God reward
Should not ihat blcsaing have "heaped
coals of rire upon her head 2" . ,
! trmil in iln mv di:v. Mr. Gravv'said
theselfsufficienlold ladyns fhe movcd off
wilh a bundle of white camt.ru lor me nacK-
In the mean time, Clara lay upon tho bed
in Ihe upper room. Theguestscontinued to
arrivc. She heard their slow steps, their
murmurbg tones, and their whispered con
dolements? At last. all was still. Then the
tones of ihe clergyman's voico were heard, as
he read the sublimc funeral service of the-E-piscopal
Church. At lcngth his foicc ccased.
Thsn, by the moving of many lect, arul
the elnw'rollini: of carriage wheelp, Clara
hpin5 borne out, and
ihat the funeral proccapion ivas in thc act ofj
'Farcwcll. Annie! Farewell, playmate!
FarPwell, sister!" .
These words hursl from her lipc, in hcart
breakingsobs, many, many timcs; and as
Ioot as the retreatinj sound of the whecls was
hea"rd, shc gasped from time to lime
'Farewell, Annie! Farewell, dear Annie I
"How oflP.n," says a celebrated divinp, "is
tho excitement of thouijht and feehng so
"reat. that but for the interruptions of hum
ble cares and trifles the interpoti'.ions ofn
wisc Providence the mind nnd framewoold
sink under them entirely !"
Tho mechanic's daughter could not in
dul"e sorrow in inaction. Her faiher would
be commg back, bringinghisbroihersto sup
per. So afier a while, she was compellcd to
arise. She bathed her cyes. and went into
the kitchen to prepare the meal.
On Monday morning, Clara thought of hcr
sister's paper. She went to seek it, It mere-
ly contalned some common but too much neg- '
lected rules for the prcservation of health. It '.
was cvidcntly written for Clara. It was dat- j
cd a month back, at a time at which, as Clara I
recoilccted, Annie had despaired of rccovery. ,
Thc four concludinjj w-ords wcro written up-:
on me lasi nigiit ot iicr existance, and in vcrr
unsteady charactcrs. It was hcaded
-dnm'e's Legccij to the Consumptive.
You are, or you bclieve yours-elf to bc, con
sumptive. You wisb, abovc all things, for
health and strength. You are poor, and wlsh
that you were able to buj some of the patent
all-curing, all-promising spccifics advertised in
the newspapers. Thank God, rathcr, for the
povcrty that prevcuts your purcbasing. Tak
mg patent medicincs islike drinking in thc dark,
where some of ihe vesscls are fillcd with whole-
some drink, and some with deadly poisons.
You may chancc upon the right draught, or
you may not. Il is a great risk. But thc
mcdicinas for your dcbihty arc cheap cheap
as sunslunc : .inu satc satc as nature. 1 ucy
are air, tcater, cxercisc, dict. There is noth
ing original in the ruW I am about to trans
cribe. 'They are as old as coinmon sense.
You mar read fkcm in manv books and news
papers, and hcar thcm at .ccturcs ; but yet
you may not hccd thcm more than I did. be
fore it was too late. Pcrhaps, though, when
they come as a legacy from your sister, who
has lost health and life by the ncglcct of thcm,
why, then thcy may cxcrcisisall the moral in
flucncc of 'the last dying spccch and coufcs
sion' of a man about to be hnngcd.
1. Bathe in tepid water evcry day. The
'bencfit of bathing can only be justly cstimat
cdbytliosc that practice' it.' Year flanncl
wintcr (and sumnicr, too if you ran bc.irit)
next your skin It will kccp tho skin ina
2. Take a walk cvcry finc d.ty. But that
will not be exercise enough, or of the kind, for
a consunintive norton. Makc bedf, rub tablcs,
swccp, or do somethins clso that will cxercise
.. 1 , , . i 1 -1 1
tho arms and cnesi. o!ii or rcau aiuuu.
3. Ycntilate vour rooms, air votir bcdding.
clothinj, &c., evcry day. Tho Iunss reqnirp
pure air, as wen as iue paiam rcijuura jjuit
water. Mem. Do not kecp a stovc, in your
common sittinsrooui; what it savcs in fucl, it
costs in health. 1 have found from cxperience
that thc burnt air from hot stovcs, and tuc
thick vapor from anything that may be cook
in" unou it. is verv untjleasant, and very 111-
jurious to wcak h'mgs. LTse a fircplace or a
.ranklin stovc in prctcrcncc; loruien evcrj
thing injurious is carricd up the chiinney.
1. If you can. Icave ofl iradually the use
ofsliong teannd coffi-c. They kcep up a
elow, consuniing levcr in your systcm, (il
has bccn so wiih mc;l drink milk instea;1.
When ynu arc feverish, do not use pepper,
muslard. spicc. &c., in your food. Try this
way of living for a month ; and ifyou arc not
stronger, tnku tho advice of n regular pmc'i
tioncr. Never lake Xcighbots' Prcscrip
t'uns. Render ! Poor Annie's rules wcre not ncich
bors prescriplinns ; they wero moslly takcn
from a woik recently published by an unde
Afier Clnra had in some measurc sot rid of
her grief, she set about gctlin rid of her
consumpiion. I am happy to say that she
has auccecdcd. She ccitamly lonks much
hcnrticr, and I think she will hc a rnhi:st wo
man yet. I do not ihink John Brown's new
house will want a mistress long. John
Brown commcnced by grievinc wilh Clarn,
continucd by loving hcr for Annie's sakc
and cndcd by loving hcr for hcr own Eakc.
But, readcr, a word in your enr: Mrs.
Brown is at large yet. and busy as cver so,
BOARD OF NATIOXAL POPULAR
TfTic ntcnpiMlinn m orirnnizpd llt fllpvp-
land, in the State ofOhio, m April, 1847.
Its conccrni are managcd hr twcnty-firc Di
rcctors, citizcns of that State. Ex-Governor
.Morrow.rresident; .Tudgo McLean ofthc Su
prcmo Court ofthc Unitcd States, and Jude
Lane, of Sanduky, Yicc l'rcsidcnts. An Ex
ccutivc Comniittce of fivc, rcsidcnts of Clcve-
land, of which Kev. Dr. Aikm is t-liairmap.
Tl.ft nl.lni't nf llip Hnsnl is fo aiil tlifi pnn-p.
of Popular Education, by inviling the scrvices
of competcnt Fcmale Teachcrs ; collccting
thcm, penodically, lor tne purjc 01 carry
ing thcm throagh a short course of preparato
ry"training, and transferring thcm to portions
of the country where good tcachcrs arc want
,i irl.nrn tl,i Itnm! sh.ill have scpurcil
for thcm cmploymcnt and a competcnt sup
port. The Boardhave sent out cig7iti-five tcach-
n,m.l.. tlitriv.ttvn (rnm tlm Stalc of fas-
.13, .i.-.j, ... . . .
sachusetts; twenty-three from "V ermont ; nine
ftim iMaine; ciglit lrom -ew jiampiiirc: nvc
from Connecticut ; four from Xc w York : thrce
from Rhode Island ; and one from Pcnnsylva
nia. Twcnty-scvcn have bccn sent to India
na . twentv-sovcn to IIIinoN; eight to Jlichi-
. .,,,- in Tntrn ir to W isconin: iour to
Tenncsscc: two to Keutucky : two to Wcstcrn !
Pennnlvania ; onc to Ohio; and one to -crth
wu -T-nrc iTnna npiith.ive lipcn collcctcd.
for preparation, in threc classcs, the lint at
. .. 1 1 , . . , . . , t r . r...i p- ,
necticut, where arrangemcnts have been madc
for the rcccptioa and" preparation of future
A 1 1111 v. anu llic last iu .ib iiuiu-.w, wn-.
It is proposed to collcct a fourtli class, at
tt r. 1 :.. A.,.ief nnrl cpnd tlipniout in Oc-
iiaiuuiit, i . , ,
.i . f !,,- ;il hn p!irripd tlircu'rli a
IULA.1 - " " " " " O-
nrcnarj.tory course of slx wccks, under compe-
? - . rpl... 1-A'tnrr flpcTnn iF ihU
tent msiruciors. u.n..... "." .
course is to develop, and give a practieal di-
: in ta fnrnlhi nf iearliinn. A ronsid-
r-iu-t w ti.vyww. -j ----- u --
crable part ofthc course will consist of Iccturcs
on thc best nietnous 01 icacinnj' me -vanous
branches, snch as Spclling, Reading, Writing,
Geography, Grammar, Arithmctie, Drawinjr,
Comno-iti'ou, A'ocal Music, &c. Lccturcs will
also be givcn,
On the best method of organizmg bciioois ;
On School Govcrnmcnt ;
On Moral and Religious Instruction in
On the lnflucnco of the Tcachcr, m the
i here will bc aducd,
A systcm of Calisthcnic exerciscs ;
T.ps5onson Phvslolonv as connectcd with
the prcservation of healtu ;
Examinations of the class upon tue lccturcs;
Discussion of tho subjeets ol tha lcctures in
the class; , . ., ....
isiting Rlodel Scnoois m tne vicimty ;
Examinations in the clcmcntary branches ;
Religious exerciscs and social meetings.
i. fimnnrr trift tnMt imnorLint ndvantarcs
of this cqurs that tmaf:tMS aeqitainted icith
the teachers tce send their talents, acquire-'
ments, and charactenstic peculiarities , while
they are phiccd in a'pos.tion to take n dcepcr
intercst in ourplan of doing good, and to lcel
inipellcd by stronger motives, to a zealous and
iaithful co-operation with Os in its execu-'
For the purpose of forraing the class to be
sent. out in Octobcr, applications from Iadies
dcairing to go as teachers, aie solicited. Tho
applica'ions should be addressed by the ladies
thciiuelvcs, to "The Cojijiittee foh Se
i.ECTrxo TK.tciinRs," Hartford, Connecticu.
Il is desiredthat tlie applications be made scon.
EacU application sbould.tatc therc-idencc of
thc applicant, hcr ngc, amonnt of cdac.i
tioii, rclimoas dcnomiiiation, and the branch
es m which she fecls competcnt to teach; and
should bo accompanied bv tcstimonials from
some rcliable sourec, in rcgard to her rasthis
tory, hcr education, her capacity to teach, hcr"
natural jM'tuliaritics, and Iht moral aud rcli"
ious characten Competcnt knowledge, gocd
sense, found discrt"ion, dccidcd pietiv-. stron-
ucsirc 10 ao gooa, a cnccrlul. hopctul spirit,
and patient cnergy, are qualific'ations indiV
pcnsablo for the senicc to which the teachers
are invitcd. Espccially important do we rc
frard the qualification of active, cllicicntpicty,
So qualitics or conibination of qualitics can
makc up for the want of it. We want tho
zeal and cncrpr, tlie palicncc and D.ncver
ance of the faith thaf'woiks bv-ore,""and "cn
durcs as teeing Him tcho is inrtsille"
It is important that the tf..chcrsshoi.-!d pos
sess pood hcaltb, and know hotc to tale careof
. We want wotucn of pood fcealth, found
minds, and large hearts, womcn who will bcr
ready to evcrr good work.
It is cxpcctcd that thoo who may bc sc
Icctcd froni among thc applicant., will" dcfray
their cxpcnscs to Hartford. The iniriictkrt'
thcrc, will be grataitous to all. lioanl will al
so bc furnishcd, gratuitonsly, to those wIkt
shall bc unable to pay for it. It is vcry much
dcfircd that all should furnish thi'm.-chcs thcr
means of paying for their board, t-ithcr fronj
their own resources, or through the a-iistanco
of fricnd,'', who may fecl dipo;ed thns to aid
the cauc ; yct no worthy apjilicant will bo rc
jcctcd on acconnt of her povcrty. Lct a franlc
statcmeutof inability, if it cxist, acccmpnny
the application, and it will he no bar to ai'mis-'
sion to the preparatory courfe, free of all ex
pcuscs of boanl, as wcll as tuition. Board will
be provided for thoe who arc able to"pay for"
it, at Sl,50 per wcck. The teachers will board
in common, in the building provided for their
The Boanl will dcfray the travclliug ex
penesofthe teachers froni Hartford to thcr
placcs of their ilcstinaticn, provide a suita
ble escort, and sccure the neecssarj- .irrange'
mcnts at tho West, for their rweption aml
cmplojincni, with comppnsations which shall
bc adcijuaie, at least, to their rejpectabli" scp
port. There have been but few cascs, hal.Lr
to, in which our teachers have received u h,3
compensaiion than cight dollars a month,
with board. In many cascs it has vcry con
sidcrably cxccedcd that sum. For tho snjj
port of the teachers, after they arrive at the
place of their dcstination, thc i'oard docs not
I10M itsclf rcsponibln. It obtains applicaiions
cmbracing rpccifie olfers of coinpensation from
what it dccms re?pcctable and rcspon.ibler
sources ; and, having dcfraycd thc cx)cnse of
the teachers to the places ol their drstiuation,
trusts to their cnergy, prudcncc, and capacity
as instructors, to sccure the confidence antf
support of thoic to whom thcy arc sent. A
very few of the teachers have gone to placci,
whcrc peculiar cirenmstances have madc it
neccssary that they should reccivc aid from a
broad, which has bccn furnislied them hy f.pe
cial contributions for that purpose.
It is expccted that those sent ont hy tliet
Board will continue tpachinj, if health i)crmit,
at least two ycars; and that they will rcfimcl
thc amount advantcd for their boanl acdtrav
eling c.xpen.-es, should thcy bceoino able to do
it of which abilitv thcy, ofroum will bcthu
sole judgcs. Their instruction will be uncon
A considerable proportion of applicatrnns
for teachers, hitherto, has hccn for inMruction,
in whit arc called the comraon branches; aml
upon this humble, thouh very important la
bor, most of our tt.H'hcrs. though capaUe of
teaehine; the higher branches, have fhcrrfully
entered. A knowledge ofthc hih'T branch
es not being, howcver, indisponsable to qu.ilify
fiir instniction in these sehooK aiiplication1
aro invitcd from tho.;c capable of tp.n-hing tho
common branches only, such as spclling, icad
ing. writing, graminar, arithmctie, nud geog
raphy. To such teachers. )Osscsiii5; the nthcr
ipiulificalions which have been mcntioncd, tr
cthcr with cxperience in tcaching. we can of
fer schools. in which thcy may be excccdirglr
uscful, and acconinlish a grcat amotmt of pood,
cspecially if thcy have, what all the teachers
should havp, a mifjionary spirit.
e liavc liad, and suall protiablr continue?
to have, applications for teachers of the orna
mcntal bninches, including music on the pla-
fio for which liberal compensations are oircr
cd. We dcsiro applications from ladies capa
ble of tcaching in those brnnclics,
It is very dcsijablc that all the teachers
should bc able to lcad their schools in vocal
Tliose who shall'hq selcctcd fromampnjtlicr
applicants, for thc preparatory courje, will bc
seasonably notificd, antfu will(bccpectcd at
Hartfonl, on AYcdne-day tliel30iKw Wngust.
Tliey will lcavc thcrc for their dcstinatlbns.on
Yedncsday-the 11th of Ocfoberj. TEey will,
on their arrival at the Rail Jload Depot in
Hartfonl, take hacks to the Orphan Asylum,
in Washington strcet, thc building provided
for their rcccption.
Such arrangcmcnts have been madc af thc
West, as will, it is believed, sccure a largo'
numbcr of spcciGe, satisfactory applicatlons.tor
teachers the coming falL The numbcr qf ap-
Elications this spring has bccn doublc the hu'-Ef
crof teachers prcpared togo. It is hoped
that clorpymcn and othcrs who fecl an inter
cst in ihis cntcrprijc, will seek ot-t worthy
and well qualified women.andencouragothent
to olfer their scrvices to thc Board.
To accoraplish tho purposes thus suggested,
funds arc necded ; and tho liberality of tho
fricndii of education is confidcnlly appealed to
for the necessary aid. By no othcr agcnpy it
is believed, can a greater amount of good b
accomplishedatso cheap aratc, one hnndrcd
dollars being thc estimated maximum oftfcd
expcnse of preparing and loznting cach teaeh
er, including tho expcnse of all thc neecssarj
"oncies. Itwas but four-fifths of that sum
for tho first two classcs of teachers sent; which
it mav not, perhap-, cver excecd Lcrcafter.
Arc thcrc not many, to whom penonal appli
cation for pecuniary aiil cannot convcniently
be made, who will gladly'tate arrearlyTbppor
tunity to contrihutc to the funds of the Boanl?
Bv its Constitution.honoraryrocmbcrshipmar
be sccnred by thc payment of twcntr ilolhi- -,
Will not thc members of many churchesdecm
it a Tirivilegc to makc their pastoi honorary
members ? Conlributions for that pnr, 0 -