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BRATTLEBORO, Vt. JANUARY 6, 18377
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laws of Vermont.
..Mriic riiliniT nml thcalri.
i,itt,wprevi ''"""" o
l,o "h State of Vernon,, That nil
ZiJmS.thcatrical exhibitions, juggling
Iilisrbt ofhand. ventreioq usm. unu magic
shall be. and aw. declared to be com
. ,n,l miblic nuisances nnd offences
U this State; nnd every person, who
n i ...... rt..r i-NiraL'e in anv such circus
L ihcairic.il exhibitions, juggling or
I .nntrvlnmiism or mauie aits.
Uhill therefor nsK, uemaiw or ruceivt-
r niln.r valuable thin?, mav be
'efdeu agitinsi oy nuiii""" ' '
,n. and on conviction uiereoi ueiore me
. .1..II I... fin..d nnt i.T.fi.flin.r
lintr court, aii.iii ....V-, i p
o hundred dollars in tlic uiscreiion 01 me
lift ... .
jtc 2. 1 hereby jurther enacted, 1 nni
Wiethe duty of ihe grand jurors ofthe
nl towns in this btnte to maKo present-
nt ot all onences against mi "v-
re 3 It is hereby Jurtner enacted, I lint
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Slice trie UIIIJ Ol wiu aoi-iui uuiiis o m-
. in their respective counties, to pros-
ne lo final judgment nil offences against
proved, Nov. 10, 1836.
lirL telatins to mileage of members of
lie General Assembly.
Etc I. It it hereby enacted by the Uener-
humbly of the Slate of Vermont, That
ImemWIS 01 mis anu every luiuru LA-gi.
Lre shall be, and they are hereby authon-
Iind entitled lo receive ten cents for every
les travel, in goingto mid returning from
I Legislature of this btnte.
fc ic. 2. It is hejeby further enacted, That
Iact entitled "an act directing the mode
scertaininsr the mileage of the members
lie General Assembly," passed Nov. sixth,
pousand eight hundred nnd thirty-lour,
iwotnesame is ncretiy repenteu.
Proridtd, Thnt this act shull take effect
lathe passage thereof.
Improved, Nov. 1G, 183G.
Iact, more effectually to prevent snmblinn
iiiliin this State.
Etc. I, ( is herebu enacted by the Gen-
V humbly of the State of Vermont, That
In person or persons, within this State,
il sutler any card playing in his, her or
r dwelling house or other building, for
liquors, sum of money, goods or chattels,
the or they shall forfeit and nay n fine.
Iticeeding two hundred dollars, nor less
lalen dollars, lo be recovered by informn-
lor indictment, together with costs of
'ecution, More nny court proper to try
I ec. 2. It is hereby further enacted, That
JJ person or persons, within this State,
win any money, goods or chattels, by
moI any game with cards, he, she or
' 'hall forfeit anil nnv 11 fim tint Ipse llinn
Me the value of the money, goods or chat-
(wwon as aloresaul, to bo recovered by
'anion or indictment, together with costs
Irosecution, before any court proper to try
K;3. It is hereby further enacted. That
pueme duly or the State's uttorneys
l-'teVCral (nilnli..O nnrl it,,, nrnnrt Si
I -""' MMVs) kill, q Ml IIU
' several towns within this Stale, in
'respective counties, to inform against
Prosecute all persons who shall be guil-
fwy of the offences mentioned in this
Approved, Nov. 17, 1836.
!,lt. to authorize the several Counlv
NnsiniKi. Si .... . ..n... .l
Vund Tax Committees in ci-rtnin cases
llmfo enacted by the General As-
r r ""e uj i crmoni, i nai in uu
p whore committees hnve been, or shall
i t " w appointed by tho U-gishiturc of
. . w,rllmrlm me uxpeuuiiuru ui
itax for repairing roads nnd build
Wires in unit in,.,n :.i.:. c..
1. ' "'V .""ll III 11119 OIUIV, IIHU
."'""wceiiove wor tell out nnr nxnend
Felr l' m w 10,0 or Pa. and onor
., "!?m have died after working out
"ending said tax, in whole or in pari,
I rausiothe presentation andullownnco
B'UtOmm il....'. i ... .1 ...
I..I utcouiu uy me couniy
Ve county court bi-forn n-hich fmi.l ne.
I "ounts may bo presented for al
cml ,flnd hcreby arc flHy nuthorized
I -rwereii to allow such comm Hen's
r lPOn Otlmr nuiflin.k llinn anoti frrr-
fO1. "l . 'MUIVW HIU1I dUV.ll VWtlJ-
p'l,Nov. IG, 1836:
Vy in additinn i .m.i
K,ide for 11,0 8UPP0rt of Common
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k .1"? tnaM by the General As
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511nlhn n.i ,. ...i.i. ,i . . in
. in ,l u which i ii is is an aoui-
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in... "rsiuavot Janunrv. nnv aw
din' tUjloni to the conWary notwith
"pprovcu, ov. 17, loao.
An ncl, directing the mode of electing Serin-1 for each candidate, n record of which lie
tors to represent this State in the Congress shall cnusc to bo made in the secretory of
or the i United States. state's ofTicc, wliich ccrtificale, signed and
Sec. I, It tt hereby enacted by the Gencr- senled up by the said sccretnry of the Sen-
al Assembly of the Slate of Vermont. Thnt ntl. III. nhnll flntilinr lo ll.n .r.l.. l...f. T...
the Senators to represent this Stale in the
Congress or the United States shnll be e cct
ed in the following mnnner: Tho Sennte
nnd House of Representatives in their respec
tive houses, nt n time mutuallv nirrecd unon
for that ptirpose.slinll each ballot for the num
ber ol benntors to bo elected ; and tho name
or names of the person or persons, so ballot
ed for, who shnll hnve n majority of tho
whole number of votes in each houso respec
tively, shnll bo entered upon the journal of
each house by tho clerk or secretary thereon
immediately alter which both houses shnll
convene in joint assembly, nnd the journnl
of each house shall be rend by the clerk or
Secretary thereof: nud if the same person
or persons shall hnve received n majority of
all the votes in each house, such person or
persons shnll bo declared duly elected n sen
ator or senntors, to represent this Stale in the
n . f .1. . tt . i I.. r.l
vyungrrss oi me unuen suites; oui n uie
same person or persons, shall not have re
ceived a majority of nil tho votes in each
house, the joint assembly shall then proceed,
by ballot, to elect a person or persons, for.
the purpose aforesaid ; nnd the person or
persons hnvintr a innioritv of all the votes of
snid joint assembly, shall be declared duly
elected ns aforesaid.
Skc. 2. Il is hereby further enacted, That
it shnll he tho duty of the Governor, or in his
absence, the Lieutenant Governor, to certify
under the seal of the State, to the President
ofthe Senate of the United Slates the person
or persons so elected, to nave been elected
agreeably to law, which certificate shnll be
countersigned by the Secretary of State.
bi:c. 3. is hereby further enacted, I lint
an act entitled "nnnct directing the mode
of electing Senators to represent this State in
tho Congress of the United States," passed
xVovember fourth, one thousand seven hun
dred nnd ninety-seven, be, and the same is,
J'rovided, That tins act shall take ellect
immediately after passing the same.
Approved, Oct. lo, lfaJO.
An act, in addition to an net entitled "an act
directing the mode of appointing Electors
of President and Vice President of the
See. I. his hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the Mate of Vermont, us fol
lows Sec. 1. The Clerk ofthe House of Repre-
sentutives is hereby required und directed to
provide a box Tor receiving the ballots ol the
voters for electors ol President and Vice Pres
ident ofthe United Stales, hereinafter speci
fied, at the court house in Montpelier, on the
second Tuesday ol rsovemuer in the year
unu thousand eight hundred and thirty-six,
nd shull open the same to receive the said
ballots at one o'clock in the afternoon of snid
In y. and close the same at three o'clock in
Sec. il. The snid clerk shall nt the time
and place aforesaid, receive the ballots ofthe
governor, lieutenant governor, secretary ol
ml and military atlairs, state treasurer, sec
retary of state, auditor of accounts against
the state.librarinn.reporters ofthe two houses,
and or the members ol the General Assembly,
nnd ofthe several officers of the two houses,
who nre Iciral voters for electors of President
and Vice President ofthe United States, and
shall take a list of the voters who shall give
in their ballots; and at the expiration ofthe
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line ol balloting as aiore?ntu, sunn son unu
count the ballots so received, nnd make u
certification (hereof, certifying the number of
votes mven for each candidate, a record ol
which he shall cause to be made in the office
of the secretary of state, which certificate,
signed and senled up by the suid clerk, he
shall deliver to the county clerk for the coun
ty of Washington, within two days alter the
said second Tuesday of November in the
year one thousand eight hundred anu thirty
six; and the several county elyrks shnll-re-ceive,
sort and count the votes so taken and
certified aforesaid, in the same mnnner pro
vided by the ncl to which this is an addition.
Sec. 3. The provisions ofthe act to which
this is nn addition, shull, in all respects, be
so far observed ns nre not inconsistent with
tho nrovisions of this net.
Provided also. Hint tnis net snau uo in
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force from the passing ofthe same.
Approved, Nov. o, 16$0.
An net, m addition to on net dividing the
State into Districts for the electing ol itep
resentutives to the Congress of tho Uni
ted States, and directing the mode of their
election, passed November 8, 18J.2.
Sec. 1. It is hereby enacted by the Gener
al Assembly of the State of Vermont, '1 hut
tho secretary of the Senate is hereby required
und directed to provide a box for receiving
the ballots for voters for Representative to
Congress in tho third uopgressionui hisinci,
i V. r.... ni iIia r.ntri linnftrt in
Monti fer, on the second Tuesday in No
com Iiit : the venr of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and thirty-six, and shall open
the same to receive, the said ballots at one ol
tho clock in the afternoon of snid day anu
close the same at three of the clock in the
Sec. 3. It is hereby further enacted, That
hn snid oeeriUnrv shall nt the time and place
aforesaid receive the ballots of tho auditor of
nnrmints. members ofthe Senate and House
of Representatives who nre legal voters in
the third Congressional district, and such of
the secretaries andolhcors ol both nouses ns
are lognl voters as aforesaid, and shall take
a list ofthe votefs who shall give in thoir
ballots, nnd nt the expiration of the time for
balloting ns aforesaid, shall sort und count
the, ballots so received, and mukeacertificntc
thereof, certifying the number ofvotcsgivcn
e.the county of Orange, within four days nfter
the said second Tuesday of November, in the
year ol our Iord one thousand eicut hun
.1.1 i... . . . .
nrcn ana tnirty-six, and the said county
clerk shall rccoivc, sort and count the votes
so taken and certified as aforesaid, in the
same manner provided by the net to which
this is an addition.
Sec, 3. is hereby further enacted, Thnt
tho provisions of tho act to which this is in
addition shall in nil respects be so far obser
ved, ns are not inconsistent with the provis
ions of this net.
Provided also, Thnt this ncl shall bo in
force from and nfter the passing ofthe same.
Approved, Nov. 7, 1836.
Anncl.fnrthe compensation of CountyClcrks
is hereby enacted by the General As
sembly of the Slate of Vermont, Thnt the
clerks ofthe several county courts, and sher
iffs, when required by law to attend at the
Stnto House in Montpelier. for tho counting
of the votes of the freemen of the Slate, be al
lowed ten cents n mile for travel each waj-,
nnd two dollars for each day's necessary at
tendance while sorting and counting snid
votes: thnt nil laws inconsistent herewith be,
nnd the same are, hereby repealed; and the
clerks of the supreme court are hereby au
thorized and directed to draw orders on the
reasurer ofthe State for payment.
Prodded, That this act shall take effect
from its passuse. Approved. Nov. 11. 183G.
From die Unirenaliit Union.
The Fallen One.
I urged, inliealc.l hiin. to lireak awat from hittirri.
to return to llir mi!h of irtur, that lie wight m re-
FIM-eii'il, loieil, anil liiippT again. "(Jh, I hale Irieil
llial," nni hi. ri-ily, "1 lute IrinI that n thouannd
linir hate I taken toleinn oalli that I wnulil ti-r..n..
lluit I would lie like you, like inyrlf ugiin; hut 1 can
not do it; tliue infernal iiiMiunt lime gained urh a
mridprv oier me lliat lliev coinorl ni to iifmL mv m.
.F.ii.i.niK, mid i.i tuiMiiii. Miii'inrr i win or no. iih.
Frrilrrirk,Frelcrivk, they do rule me wild a rod of
The furri-iiiii" exaninln mar ene to warn roam? mrn
to heuare how they tuUvr their Hiuioni to "jam the
I'e trugjlcd hard, yet all in vain,
To quench lliii lairnin- lhirl, '
To ralm thin wild and and mad'ning brain,
Lcil, throbbing, il rhould bunt
Iti frail i oiifmeniciil, and pour forth
It l.nu lire of thought,
And give the fearful phantom, hirth
Willi which il tin been fraught.
I'te tlriien o'er and o'er again
To keep there paoion. down,
Hut ihcy hate held, still hold the reign,
The sceptre and the crown.
No, no, 1 may not crush diem now,
They have become loo strung,
And know their slrenglh too well, to bow
Where ihry hale ruled so long.
Oh, many hours, while others slept,
l'e (loured the earnest prayer.
And burning tears of ili une liaic wept
In silence and despair,
And midnight's solemn hour hath heard
The ofi-ieK'iited tow
Yet morn hath witnessed eicry word
All broken e'en as now.
Yet once again, U ISod, I swear,
Thy holy ihrone before,
I'll try to break the chains I wear,
And be myself once mure.
Oh Father, then thy sliengili imparl
(runt me lo triumph o'er
The wnywiird passions ol this heart,
And 1 will ask uo more.
T. U. T.
Lowell, Muss. Dec. 183(1.
The great nrt ol'uciiuiring wealth consists
in saving and in sacrificing some present
enjoyment for the sake of future case.-
Wasteful-and extravagant people sometimes
cct rich, but the examples of success of such
are the mure exceptions to a general rule.
We are not the advocules of a mean and par
simonious system of expenditure. A rutionul
participation in the comforts and luxuries of
life, as far as they cun bo prudently indulged
in without tioinir beyond one s nicomo, is
legitimate nnd proper, whilst a rigid self-!
denial or ordinary indulgence from a spirit
of avarice, is clearly culpable. There is,
however, one species of economy which no
one should ever lose sight of, whether ho be
rich or poor, or in moderate circumstances.
Il is that nothing should be tcastcd that can
be applied to use. The lute Stephen Guard
was eminently remurkuble for his attention
to small matters. At his farm below tho
city, which he used to visit nlmost every day
in summer, not in a coach and four, but in
an old shabby ehaiso with a rustic looking
horse, all his arrangements were conducted
with the strictest regard to economy. We
are told that in the full season when he used
to kill his cattle for making tho beef with
which he provisioned his ships, not a parti-
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ele oi me nnitnui was tost, uer emiiug
the meat, and selling tho hides to the tanners,
the horns to the comb makers, nnd the hoofs
nnd the paunch to the venders of cow-heel
and tripe, ho sold tho blood to tho sugar re
finers. Many rt gentleman fanner would
have thought attention to such small matters
beneath his notice, just as many n female
house-keeper thinks it boneath her notice to
seo that her servants do not put more wood
on the fire than is necessary to produce the
degreo of heat that is required, or throw
into tho street meat, vegetables and bread, ns
is dono in some families almost every day,
enough to feed a 6malj family. Phil Gat.
From the New Ynrkrr.
LUCY CAIUIOL--A Sketch.
"Take back ilia bowl lake back the bowl
Itcsmc It for polluted lips;
1 would nm bow n stainless soul
Beneath lis dark and foul eclipse."
"Lucy, my child," said Mrs Carrol, "do
you know it is whispered ihat Gcorgo Dur
wood is forming habits of dissipation ? I
would not grieve you, Lucy yet it is well
to warn you of danger; and when even
Durwood's friends are forced lo acknowledge
that he is nljcred, we have reason lo fear
that our ingenious and high-minded friend
is indeed listening with a charmed car to
the voico of that syren, the end of whose
song is destruction. You have heard these
reports, my child ?"
A slight quiver came over the lip of the
young girl, who stood silent before her
mother, its pale, nnd certainly ns beautiful
as the most exquisite statue. Lifting her
moistened blue eye to her mother, while nn
unwonted energy kindled it, she answered,
"Yes, mother, Durwood's enemies have
not been slow in coining such reporls for
my cur. I know I hnve heard them nil
but I do not believe them."
Lucy, the innocent, the lovely, tho con
fiding Lucy, spoke but as she thought. In
her heart of hearts she could not believe
that he whose nature was so noble, so gen
erous who evinced so many correct feel
ings and principles, and possessed in nn em
inent degiee all manly qualifications she
could not believe thnt he, by nny possible
temptation, could yield to the baleful insinu
ations of the destroyer, nud degrade the dig
nity of manhood below the beasts that per
And why was it, that nmid the censures
nnd harsh judgment of the world, the se
cret regret of friends, nnd open uttacks of
foe3, Lucy shrined deeper in her heart the
imago of her lover? She loved hivi and
her heart, enshrouded in the mantle of de
votion, clung with increased tenacity to its
object: and the light of affection shone
warmer and brighter as the shndows of evil
closed darker around her beloved.
Constancy is n striking nnd peculiarly
beautiful trait in the character of woman
nnd in love like Lucy's, there is supassing
strength. It lias nothing gross nor earthly
in its yenmings, for its source is in the pur
est fountains of the heart Alas for the
sum less riches laid on the altar of love 1 It
it seldom worthy of its offerings.
Rut I was present at that bridal : for
Lucy did become the wife of George Dur-
wood. I marked the smilo of conscious
triumph and exuhing love, ns beloro God's
altar he plighted that deep vow to bo her
husband, comforter ond protector forever.
And she the gentle being at his side, I
saw her look of trust and entire confidence
when she gave her hand to him with whom
she had chosen to tread Life's crowded path.
I watched that widowed mother, too, when
she gave up her only darling to an untried
gunrdianship. There wns soirow in the
'ones of her fond nnd tearful blessing on
thnt fair young bride, who wns thus in her
tenderest years leaving the shelter and
guidance of a mother's love forever. And
1 heard too, tho solemn injunction she gave
as she committed her precious charge into
other hands that hu should dea truly and
kindly with her ns ho hoped God's blessing.
1 heard all, und I turned aside to conceal the
tenis which were unconsciously creeping
into my eyes. An ill-omened melancholy
came over me, but 1 strove to banish it, for
why should I dim that fairy picture of hap
pincss with my tears.
I have said that Lucy Carrol becamo tho
wife of Durwood and alas! she became
his victim also'. Tho blight fell early on
the rose, nnd the worm revelled nmid its
leaves. We need not trace Georgo Dur
wood on his erring path of folly and dissi
pation ; enough that ho did bow down his
high spirit at tho unholy shrine of Intern'
But Lucy she who in the trusting car
nestness of her pure heart had thrown alt
on the "venture of his vow" she was made
to feel the perishing of ull that was bright,
noble and-elevated it wns hers to feel in its
most refined bitlerness tho keen and wither
ing blight of disappointment when she look
ed on him she called her husband.
For a long time, Lucy's believing spirit
sustained her under her heavy trial ; for one
hopo clung oven ns an anchor to her soul
the hopo that ho would reform for ho loved
her too well, she thought, to make her un
hannv. Alas, deceived woman 1 Love
may bo strong, but the lovo of tho wine-cup
hath a niightier power. But the truth came
at last. That which Lucy had thought il a
sin to think on, now stood beforo her, a Jam
entable nnd sure reality her husband was
an irreclaimable drunkard 1
Lucy died early but not before tho Inst
ray of hopo was quenched in that stricken
bosom, and a deathlike withering had como
over her heart not until every beautiful
flower of affection had, drooped and wither
cd away, nnd nil her generous and devoted
reelings had given place lo loathing nnd in
difference. Her last moments were un
soothed by tho voice of n husband's nffec
tion though nt times, indeed, n bloated vis
age, with haggard, expressionless eye, would
bend over her couch and mutter words of
inebriety and disgusting fondness; but with
a look of abhorrence she motioned him a-
wuy who had once been her blessing and
Let womnn lovely, devoted, confiding
Womnn avoid the "uppeorntice of evil."
Let her bewnre of the revel, tho wine-cup,
the feast for vice nnd intemperance nre ov
er round in the train. Let her remember
that in uniting her destiny with a drunkard's,
she is drawing on herself a fearful doom and
incurring the heaviest curse of Heaven.
It is like linking truth with perfiidily the
dove with vulture; it is the wedlock of pu
rity nnd pollution beauty und tho pesti
lence. Let woman beware of the Intem
The American Farmer.
BY NICHOLAS DIDDLE.
From an Address before the Philadelphia So
ciety for the promotion of Agriculture.
If I have failed to prove that the pursuits
of Agriculture may be as lucrative ns other
employments, it will bean easier task to vin-
licate their plcasurennd importance. I need
not dwell on that retirement, ono of the pur
est enjoyments of this life, and the best prep
aration for tho future, on those healthy occu
pations, on that calmness of mind, on that
spirit of manliness and independence, which
naturally belong to that condition. These
nre uttractions which must have deep roots
in the human heart, since they have, in all
times, fascinated at once the imagination,
and won the judgment of men. But I may
be allowed to sny, that in this nation, agri
culture is destined to attain its highest hon
ors, and that the country life in America
ought to possess peculiar attraction the
pure and splendid institutions of this people
have embodied the highest dreams of those
high spirits, who in other times nnd other
lands, have lamented or struggled against
oppression ; they have realized the fine con
ceptions which speculative men hnve imng
incd, which wise men have planned, or brave
men vainly perished in attempting to estab
lish, lnflucncein reclaiming the lost digni
ty of man, and inspiring the loftiest feelings
of personal independence, may be traced in
every condition of our citizens; but ns nil
objects arc most distinct by insulation, their
effects nre peculiarly obvious m the country.
The American Fanner is the exclusive,
absolute, nnd uncontrolled proprietor ofthe
soil. His tenure is not from government.
The government derives its power from him.
There is above him nothing but God and the
laws; no hereditary authority usurping the
distinctions of personal genius; no establish
ed church spreading is dark shadow be
tween him and heaven. His frugal govern
incut neither desires nor dares to oppress
the soil, and the altars are only supported by
voluntaiv offerings of sincure piety. His
pursuits, which no perversion can render in
jurious to any, are directed to the common
benefit of all. In multiplying the bounties
of Providence in the care ofthe infurior un
imals committed to his charge, he will find
an ever varying and interesting employment,
dignified by the union of simple and gener
ous hospitality. His character assumes a
loftier interest by its influence over the pub
It may not bo foretold to what dangers this
country is destined, when its swelling popu
lation, its expanded territory, its daily com
plicating interests shull awake the latent pas
sions and reveal the vulnerable points of our
institutions. But whenever theseperilsshull
come, in most steadfast security, its most firm
reliance will be on that column of land pro
prietors tho men of the soil and of the
men, powerful, liko their own forests, may
yet interpose between the factions ofthe coun
try, to heal, to defend, nnd to save.
Somo lime ngo a professor of legerdemoin
entertained nn audience in a village of Scot
land which was principally composed of col
liers. After 'astonishing the natives' with
various tricks metamorphosing wine into
water, &c., hu asked the loan of a halfpenny
from any of his admirers. A collier, with
a little hesitation, handed out the coin, which
tho juggler speedily exhibited, ns ho said,
transformed into a guinea. " An' is that my
bawbee?" exclaimed tho collier. " Undoubt
edly," answered the juggler. " Let's se't,"
said the collier; and turning it round and
round in exnmination.with anccstacy of de
light, thanked the juggler for his kind
ness, and putting it into his pocket, said,
" l'so warn't yo'll no turn't into a bawbee
A Wreck nt Sea.
DV WASHINGTON rhviNa.
"We one day descried some shapclcs ob
ject drifting at a distance. At sea, every
thing that breaks tho monotony of the sur
rounding expanse, attracts attention. It pro
ved to be the mast of a ship that must hove
been completely wrecked, for there were the
remains of handkerchiefs, by which some of
the crew had fastened themselves to the spar,
to prevent their being washed off by tho
waves. 1 here was no trace by which the
name of the ship could be ascertained. The
wreck had evidently drifted nbout for months,
clusters of shell fish had fastened about it,
and long sen weeds flanked nt its sides.
Their struggles hnve long been over; their
bones lie whitening among the caverns of
the deep. Silence, oblivion like the waves
have crossed over them, and no one can tell
the story of their end. AVhat sighs hnve
been wafted after that ship I what prayers of-
lercd up at the. deserted fireside at home!
How often hns tho mistress, tho wife, the
mother, pored over the daily news to catch
some casual intelligence of this rover of tho
decpl How has expectation darkened into
anxiety anxiety into dread and dread into
spairl Alas! not one moment shall evcr
return for love to cherish. All that shall ev
er be known is, that she sailed from the port
and was never heard of more.
The sight of this wreck, ns usual, gare
rise to many dismal anecdotes. This was
particularly the case in the evening, when
the weather, which hitherto had been fair,
began to look wild nnd threatening, and gave
indications of those sudden storms that will
sometimes break upon the serenity of sum
mer voyages. As we sat around the dim
light in the cabin, that made the gloom more
ghastly, every one had his tale of shipwreck
and disaster. I was struck with a short one
related by the captain.
As I wassailing,' said he, 1 in a fine store
ship across the banks of Newfoundland, one
of those heavy fogs which prevail in those
parts, rendered it impossible to see far ahead
even in the day time, but at night the weath
er was so thick that we could not distinguish
any object at twice tho length of the ship.
I kept lights at the mast head and a constant
watch forward, too look out for fishing
smacks which are accustomed to lie at an
chor on the banks. Tho wind was blowing
a smacking breeze, and we were going nt a
great rate through the water. Suddenly tho
watch gave the thrilling alarm of 'a sail
ahead 1' it was scarcely uttered before we
went upon her. She was a small schooner,
at anchor with her broadside towards us.
The crew were all asleep and had neglected
to hoist a light We struck her just nmid
ship. The force, the size, nnd the weight
of our vessel, bore her down below the waves,
we passed over her, and were hurried on in
our course. As the crashing wreck wns
sinking beneath us, I hud a glimpse of two
or three half naked wretches, rushing from
her cnbin.they just started from their beds to
be swallowed by the waves. I heard theirs
drowning cries mingled with the wind, they
blast that bore il lo our ears swept us out of
all further hearing. I shall never forget
that cry 1
' It was some time before we could put tho
ship about, she was under such headway.
We returned as nearly as we could guess
lo tho place where the smack had anchored.
We cruised about for several hours in iho
dense fog. We fired signal guns, and listen
ed if wo might henr tho halloo of any survi
vors, but all was silent We never saw or
heard anything of them more.
Depravity, We took occassion the oth
er day to look into the rooms which are to
be occupied by the Nashua Bank, in the
beautiful building recently erected by Mr?
Eayrs, and known ns the Exchange build
ing. The rooms nre pleasant and hand
somely finished wo admired their appear
ance, nnd passed on to examine the vault.
Here is a heavy work of solid granite, key
ed and bolted together, strong enough to re
sist the action of a score of moderate earth
quakes with two massive iron doors, ono
fastened with two locks and tho other with
three, cither of which even Patrick Lyon
himself could not pick in his lifetime nnd
for what? Why, simply that man, mode in
tho image of God and but little lower than
the angels, may not violate tho command
ment of his Creator "Thou shall not steal!"
What a comment is this bank vault I Con
science ond tho laws of God cannot restrain
him, and resort ( must be had to bolls and
bars, and massive works of stone and iron.
Tho Now York Herald says, that next
to tho blessing of being clear of debt and
clear of duns, is clear coffee. To these
might bo added what is better ,than all