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LITCHFIELD, (CONxN.,) THIJRHRA V, DECEMBER SO, 1847.
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No. 33. 'A no, b PE«. 1135*
£}r 1lftctiffrra Enquirer.
|l rniLllHIS EVERY THURSDAY MORNING
Wf PAYNE KENYON KILB9URN,
4k Ike Building next East of the Court-house
LITCHFIELD. CONN.
TERMS.
Village and single Mail subscribers, $1.50
fk Bundles of 20 and upwards, $1.25; or, is
* ftr strictly in advance, $1.00.
;WThe low price at which we have placed
tlfr fcnquirer, renders it necessary that our
•kJlM^houl^^Hictl^comDliedjvitlu^
Jonathan T. Norton,
ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR
AT LAW.
, West Cornwall, Conn.
Nov. 15, 1847. 2\
William K. Peck, jr.
CTTORJYEY t COVJYSELLOU AT
Norfolk, Conn.
BSNRY B. GRAVES.
< attorney and Counsellor at Law,
Commissioner of Deeds for the State oj JVcu>
York, &c
Plymouth, Conn.
J. B. ELLIOTT,
Physician «S* Surgeon.
ET Office with Dr. M. R. HuDbard,
New Hartford, Conn.
c. M. HOOKE*.
DENTIST.
May he consulted ns heretojore, in Litch
field, Goshen and 1Voodbwy.
Litchfield, Sept. 3tli, 1S47. IS
Bdward W. Blake.
May always be found at his resi
dence in Souih si reel.
Litchfie'd. NoV. IS. 1817. 27
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FASHIONABLE
l-IL LINE KYI
PKCbfVKD a hill as-’riiuen* «l
SO 3 3 MAIDMY’S.
— , \ L. O—
Cloak anil Dies# Ti buntings. Cloaks anil Dross
es made to order on short notice.
Litchfield, Nov, 1st, 1SI7. tiw*25
ALMOST every arti< le in the lino, ntav
twiiiiiini One Door Cast vl
the Court MtotiscFAIR
MFAFOY & TROWBRIDGE.
If ’htiotil, Oct (Hr 1817. 20 i
, *g
ONE of the best FARMS in Sharor.,
consisting of lt>2 acres, s tinted in the
Valley. 'ernr.s made easy for the purchas
er. ANSEL STERLING.
Pine Boards, Shin
GLE8 & CLAl’ BOARDS.
THE SSubsciib r offers for sole
' fioj J leet clear and ifiefceantahle Boards
fend Blanks.
350 000 tret cleat and merchantable Clap
,, board*
500 rived and sawed Shingles.
* 50 000 teel white wood lloaids . nd Plank
1000 Bunches eastern Lath, together with a
general assortment ol budding materials.
36 am H. M. WELCH.
Farmington Canal, Plainville Nov 8, 1847.
Shut the Door,
HOLD IT OPEN.
KELSEY’S Gate & Poor Spring.
♦l^HE public generally that want
Gate and Door Springs aie respectfully
invited to call and see the article, (made as it
•heuld be,) and in operation on the store door
M the subscriber,oueuoor west of the Court
House,
SAMUEL CLOCK,
General Agent for Litchfield Couiitv.
1 Litchfield. Nov. 84, 1847. 28
I BOOTS & SHOES»
4
Leather Store !
CT NEW FIRM XI
MEAFOY & TROWBRIDGE,
TTAVEopened a STORE in Litchfield
JL'JL at the Old Stand oi L. O MEAFOY,
'Oae door east of the Com t House, for .he
purpose of conducting Die nh^re business in
all its branches. They hav» now iu store
j a com pine assortment of ever. *hing in the
line appropriate for the season. India Hub
tors of every kind. Sole and U,per L*ath
<•.««, Calf, Morocco, Lining and Binding
• Akins.
1 |rf»Our friends, together with the Pub
lic generally, are most respecifu.iy invited
’ Id call and examine our Goods lor ibem
"'Wives.
L. O MEAFOY,
H. P TROWBRIDGE
53“ All those indebted to the undersigns
"'W are requested t<> call and settle the same.
- ‘All who have claims against me ar« invit
id to call and receive their cash.
1„ O. MEAFOY.
c * 'Litehfield, Sept «. 1847. lBtf
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ITtje $>oet*0 eorner*
For the Enquirer.
Recollections of tbe Past!
•Y florknck ghsenville.
There are shadowy spirits now hovering nizh,
With wings that might rival the rainbow in
dye.
They come from the realms of the past, with
the tears,
The joys and the sorrows of long vanished
years.
One bright wing seems burdened with sorrow
and care,
And droops'neath the load it is destined to
bear;
Another is laden with hopes, like the sun
On its last golden t rack, when the bright day
is done,
* \
One brow seems all radiant with visions ol
bliss.
With the light of a world far more holy thin
this j
But there, as I gaz-.even now it is gone.
Oh ! ever ’tis thus Earth's fairest things are
withdrawn.
And hark ! as I listen, a heavenly song
Is borne on the bieeze from that shadowy
throng;
They are chanting a requiem o’er joys that are
past.
O’er hopes that have withered ’oealh fortune's
chill bla<t.
Live, they say, child of Earth, for a holier
sphere.
Where the past ne’er awakens a sigh or a tear:
Where joy never siaks in despair’s gloomy
night.
Where‘Hope’s visions’ will lade in reality’s
lighi 1
New Pieslon, Dec. 15. 1S47.
The Belfry of Burgess.
BY HENRY W. LONGFELLOW.
:n the market-place ol Burges? stands tho Bel*
fry out and brown,
Tbr.ce consumed and tkrirere-builded, still it
ailclii * o'er tiie town ;
\s the -uuitnei morn was breaking on that
lolly tower l stood,
And the world threw oil the darkness, like the
weeds ol widowhood.
Thick w ith t< wns and hamlets studded, and
with streams and vapors gray.
Like a shield embossed with silver, round and
vast lhi‘landscape lay.
At tny leei the city slumbered. From itschim
neys here and there
•Vrtatlis ol snow-white smoke ascended, van
ished ghost-like into air,
.Not a sound rose from the city al that early
morning hour,
dut I l ean! a heart of iron Heating in that an
cient low n,
■'mm ihcir nests beneath its ratte s sang the
swallows wild and high.
And the world b-neath me sleeping seemed
more distant than the sky.
The nmsl musical and solemn, bringing back
lire olden times
With their strange, unearthly changes, rang
the melancholy chimes,
L ke the ps. I ms from some old cloister, when
tue nuns siog in the chi.if.
And the great hell toiled among them, like the
chaining ol a Iriar.
Visions nf the days departed,shadowy phant
oms filled my brain !
They w ho live in history only teemed to walk
the earth again !
All thr Foresters ot Flanders, mighty Jald
\vi» BraS'de-Fer,
Lyderiek du Kucq, and Crecy. Philip, Guy de
Daoipierre!
I beheld the pageants splendid, that adorned
those day sot old.
Stately dames, like queens attended, knights
who bore the Fleece of Gold,
Lombard and Venetian merchants w ith deep
laden argosies,
Ministers (rum twenty nations—more than
(rival pomp and east.
I beheld proud Maximilian, kneeling huflibly
on the gr< und : q
I beheld the gentle Mary, hunting with her
hawk and hound;
And her lighted hi idal chamber, where a duke
alepl with 1 he queen,
And the armed guard around them, and a
sword unsheathed between.
I beheld the Flemish weavers, with the brave
Count of Namurs,
Marching home to Ghent and Burges, from lh«.
Battle of the Spurt;
Saw lit* fight at Minnewater, saw the White
Hoods moving west.
Saw great Arteveldl, victorious, scale the Gol
den Dragon's nest.*
And again the whiskei’d Spaniard all lh« land
with terror smote.
And again the wild algrm sound'd from the
tosein’s throat,
Till the bell of Ghent responded, o’er lagoon
and dike ot sand,
‘I am Roland ! I am Roland ! there is victory
in the land s’f
Then the sound of drums arous’d me. The
awaken’d city’s roar
Chased the phantoms I had summoned back in
to their grave one* mure.
Hours had passed away like minutes ; and be
tore 1 was aware,
Lo, the ahad.iw of the Belfry craned the sun
illumined square!
•The Golden Dragon, taken from the Church
at Si. Sophia in Constantinople u, one oft lu
Crusades. and placed on the Belfry of Burgess,
was afterwards transported to Ghent by Phill
ip V»n Alieralde. and Mill adorn* (be Belfry
of that city.
fThe inscription on the alarm bell at Ghent
i* u Mynrn norm it Roland ; olt ik kiep it
rt hml ; mmhik imp at *r wiclmie m he l
itmdi." *■ » _ tv— vq j*
_HTCMELILAiry.
A Humorous Report.
We find in the published proceedings of
the Lorain County Agricultural Society,
the following amusing report on the “ Ba
con Family,’’ It has a pith equal to thh
Massachusetts Agricultural Reports:
COMMITTEE ON SWINE.
The well chosen chairman of the com
mittee nn swine, Mr. George Dacon, comes
up missing, nr rather. I should say, he de
clines to serve in that capacity, for the rea
, son, I suppose, that he is too modest to say
what ought to be said iu praise of the “Ba
, con Family.’’ I have been elected in Mr.
Bacon’s si- id, to represent the pigs of Lo
r rain in this assembly—and though I feel
myself unqualified for the important sta
tion, I assure you I am very proud of my
constituents. My lYieud, Dr. Hubbard,
here will probably say something of this
kind, only a “ great deal more so,” in case
lie gels elected next week, to represent the
people of Lorain in Columbus the coming
winter. Should he do this, his design, you
know, wouid be to soap you a little—but as
nobody would think Of Soaping a pig, I shall
get credit, I trust, for petfect sincerity.
Pigs, gentlemen, at tin* present day arq poor
ly appreciated. Feeling this, I am prompt
ed lo offer a word or two in their behalf,
i Some people call hogs loafers, because
they do not perform manual labor. But
■ nobody ought to expect hand work of a pig,
particularly when there are other kinds of
. work for which he is better a lapted. Some
body must do head work—hut it is not pigs
we want for this—there a'e pigs enough at
neaa work already. It is stomach work »e
want of pigs—we need them to convert onr
ccrn, potatoes, and such like raw materials,
: int'i articles of higher market value. At
th s kind of work, hogs can't be beat No,
gentlemen, pigs are not loafers—on thecon
■ trary. they are among the most productive
of all the producing classes. I need not
ask where we get our pork, our ham, our
bacon, or where tile ladies get their lard, or
honorable Congressmen their sausages, 01
honest saddlers their leather, or brushmas
kers their biistles, or where we get the oil
. that turns darkness iutoday in all our dweU
lings, or for the beacon light to guide the
1 tempgsMossed mariner into port. All
t these things, and many more,come from the
“ Bacon Family ” In short, every inch of
them is made to contribute in some way to
the general good, with perhaps tho trilling
exception recen'ly demonstrated to the E*
lyria Natural History Society, ‘V lhat'-you
cannot make a wh istle out of a pig's tail,
no how you can fix it.”
Again : Some folks accuse pigs of being
filthy in their habits, and negligent in their
personal appearance. Br.t whether fond is
best eaten off the ground or from China
plates, is, it seems to me, merely a matter of
taste a"d convenience, about which pigs and
men may honestly differ. They ought, then,
to be judged charitably, r.l any rate, pigs
are not filthy enough to chew tobacco, nor
to poisen their breath by drinkiug whiskey.
> And as to their personal appearance, you
, don’t catch a pig playing the dandy, nor
the females among them picking their way
1 up this mnddy village, afte'r a rain, in kid
slippers.
But I must confess that swine, in their
notions of medicine, are not strictly ortho
dox. To be su>e, they do not like the hot
water and s eam practice, never submitting
- to it quietly until it is all over with them.
But neither do they approve of the bleeding
I and Mistering operations of the regular
prariUtomtrs. Surgery, too, they do not go
1 for, having in particular a mortal antipathy
, to operations about the throat. The truth
ia. hogs show a decided preference for tiy*
1 diropalhy —for this they often go the whole
hog,’’ and if what history says of a certain
old Rladud be true, to them belongs all the
r glory of discovering the ’‘water cure” sys
tem.
Notwithstanding thrir heterodox notions,
hogs have some excellent traits of character
If one chances to wallow a little deeper in
some mire hole than his fellows, and so car
ries off and comes in possession of more of
this earth than his brethren, he never as
sumes an extra importance on that account
neither are his brethren stup d euough to
worship him for it Their only question
seems to he, is he still a hog? If he is,
they treat him as such.
And when a hog has no merit of Ms own,
he never puts on aristocratic airs, or claims
any particular respect on account of his
family acnnectinns—and yet‘some Hogs
have descended from very ancient families
They undtrsiand full well the common
sense maxim,bevery tub must stand'upon
its own bottom.’’
Another remarkable fact, which I cannot
injustice to my constituents omit to men
tion, is, that pigs are totally devoid of *11
prejudice against color. With them, white
pigs, sandy pigs, spotted pfgs, or Maelr p<gs,
all stand upnnan equal footing. The good
old Jefirrsonlan doctrine of equal ly; Is not
regarded by them as a mere “ rhetorical
flourish,** nor do they question the truth of
Cowper’s lines—
“ Skins nai differ but affection
Dwell* in white and black ihasaae.*
• •* ' "W
In iact.l have no doubt that if the good
people of Ohio were but halt as free from
thia injustice and cruel prejudice, as those
wham I have now the honor to represent,
odr Black laws world anon be repealed.—
And after ibis, if any of yod see a man with
this prejudice against color “ slicking out.”
I trust that you will be ready to feel what a
pity it is that such a man should not have
in this respect, half the decency of common
swine.
I have now only sue or two petitions to
present, before I come to read the award of
premiums. The first is, that every man
Whokeeys hogs will keepthem wdl, and keep
them up; By neglecting those things, it
happens that pigs are often found in some
body’s^orn field, or potato pitch, and in
consequence, all ihe dogs and boys that can
be started are mustered for the chase, the
boys throwing stones and clubs, and the
dogs making “terribly free with eats.”
Now, it is submitted whether good mor
als aming swine, as among men, would
n.il be letter secured, if, instead of adopting
cruel and brutish miavares, every one was
provided with a home of his owe and plenty
to eat.
The second petition interests manki nd as
much as the swine themselves. It is to the
effect, that when the time comes for hogs to
lay down their lives, they may do it as qui
etly as possible, without dogging or running.
By attending to this request you ■'>! only
avoid givln unnecessary pam, which is a
duly we owe to all animals, hut it Will save
the world from an annoyance of a great
many discordant sounds, and yourpork will
be more wholesome for food, and save better
in your barrels.
The committee award the first premium
of two dollars, for the best boar, to William
H Plump of Oberlin —and the second pre
mium. of one dollar, to John Chamberlain
uf Riiigeville.
NORTON S. TOWNSEND.
Chairman.
A CAPTAIN’S AUTHORITY SAT
ISFIED.
There is between Cmrtnnnli nnd Lou
isville, neiir the. Kentucky shore, n‘large
rock known ns‘Kirby’s Rock’—taking
its name ('mm tin early steam' oat navi
gator. Tlit> leg- nd, in regard to its chrs
truing, runs this wise_The uforesiid
individual o.vned a small steamboat,
which came up the river at about the
rate of three miles per hour, when nil
things were in orde-. Approaching this
rock, in the year 1820, n little alter dark
and while strutting about on the hurri
cane deck, the captain espied it, suppo
sing it to lie a flat boat—bong determined
to vindicate hi» superiority in every re
spect,nnd his strength in particular, he
eyed it considerately. It was then, ns
npw, the duty of all minor crafts—in
dignity, we mean—to show a light nt
night, on hearing the approach of the
steamer, else, in case of collision,they
could not recover damages, if run into.
Having as he supposed the law on hit
side, Kirby, the captain of the little stea
mer. hailed the flat-boat—1 Hallo, the
boat." Nj unswi-r. • Hill o, the boat !
Still silence reigned supreme on the fl it,
but the hills answered, taking the call to
themselves, probably. This, however,
did not suisfy Captain Kirby—ho was
determined to raise the tired boatman
from his slumbers, and oblige them 'o
fulfil the law,or he would run in'o them.
His d gniiy and majr-ty must be sustain
ed among these fl its—he'd bring them n
tow—he would—unfits a iney complied
with the navigation enactments and com
mon Itw of the river. Turning to the
steersman, (there were but few pilots in
those days,) he spoke, *atm> twie— lay her
up, nnd give it to the fl at.final right in the
centre—I'll teach ’em how to show n ligh t
when hailed Obedient to the citntm >nd
(he wheel went round. Heading the little
• earner dlrecily for the rock when within
fifty yards. Imagination hud by thin
time confirmed the idea that ii was a flat
boat, nnd on ••/ii rd they went. More steam
was let on, nnd the petite craft roughed
decidedly. i:s a preliminary to do some
thing extra—and she was not, in faet, iar
wrong that time. Bang, bump, thump,
s'ae took the rock—crack, smash, hi-s,
yells, and frightened people flew found
‘right p-rt,* nnd Cip'ain Kirbtr drank to
the dregs the poisoned chalice he inten
ded tor the slumbering boatmen Ever
since then, that rock has been ctillod
‘Kirby's Rock.'
A DI3CLAMER —General Z Tamha
nt had every long an t crook 'd Christian
name The king having henrd ot it, good
humoredly said—
Pray, Zarembara, what is your name ?
The General then repeated the whole
it.
‘ Why,” said the king. " the devil him*
self never had sueh a long nam-.”
I should presume not, »lr. Mid the Gen*
oral, as he’s on relation of mine
IET Avo.ll going front house to house
f.,r th- put nose df hearing twwednd in
terfering with oOuur fwpltk hurt—■■ l
P^SSIm -JSJgl
#
H .%■ * n . «
GOOD SPEED. —> The Hotisa tonic
Komi is now it) a condition favorable lor
pedit'mis movements. On Tuesday
last, ihe up train made n very fair trip—
so wr learn Iront tbc Conductor, Cap! A.
Chailwi.-k. Tbe bunt had been detained
t>V the fog, and the train did not lenve
ijnld 25 minutes past 12 n’cba k. of course
t was greatly behind the usual time. It
was necessary to make 18 stops on the
way, with one extra at West Stnckbridge
to throw out 150 kegs of nyste.'s. Not
withstanding tlirse delays, thu ;rain reu
nited ihe State Line,a distance of98 miles,
-ix minutes before 4—that is, in 3 hours
md *29 minutes ! Making a fair deduc
tion tor the 19 stops, and the actual runs
nmg time was less than 3 hours.or at the
rate of $5 mites an hour. The ruu to N.
Milford, [36 miles,] with 5 slops, was ac
co i pltshed in an hour and 9 minutes, and
a part of the route was passed over at the
rate of a mile per ntinult*! T-iat is sup
posed to be atiout as fast ns anybody
wishes to travel under ordinary circum
stances. We ought to add, that Patrick
Tale was the engineer on this train.—
They say that he i* a safe hand, and
knows how !o manage the pony when at
full speed.—Bridgeport Standard.
BETTING —A Georgia negro was ri
ding a mule along, and came ton bridge,
when the mule stopped, * I’ll bet you a
quarter,’ said Jack, ‘I’ll make you go
otter dis brulgs.’ and with that he struck
the mule over the ears which made him
nod his head suddenly. ‘You take do
bet den,’ said the negro, and he conlriv
i ed to get the stubborn ere ■, ture over the
I bridge. ‘ I won dnt quarter, any how,’
said Jark. * Bui how will you get your
money ?’ s >i*l a man wlm had been near
by, uupereeived. * To morrow,’ said
Jack, * mass,i gib me a ilollnr to got corn,
and 1 take it quarter out.’
A simple fellow wits going through a
swamp, and came upon a broad ditch.
“I’ll bet you two cents you cant jump
over Ibat ditch,’ 6 lid he to himself.—
‘Dllne., said he, and over he leap-d. 'I
woo Hi it bet, anv how.' said he. ‘Now
I’ll bet *>ou two cents more you cant jump
buck Bgam ’ ' Done.’continued he. and
he jumped, but fell flat into the mud at
the bottom '. * That makes us square,' ho
mtftertsl, crawling up tbe bank—‘ noth
ing lostand nothing glined.
STATISTICS CF WAR
Let us waive the question, says the Buffalo
Commercial, whether upon the old notions' of
national etiquette and honor, the present war
can he justified or not. Possibly it can, hut if we
do not depart from such notions, ‘honor’ will be
a very expensive item. We can maintain this
‘honor’ if we will pay for it. We always
thought that at the close of the revolution the
nation established for itself a new code of hon
or, and rose above the maxims which monarch*
found soconvanient for improper purposes.—
This was to he aur glory, and distinguished by
the universality of edurution, liberty and cour
peleace, would not ‘seek the battle, nor shun it
when it came.’
The laboring men, or ‘producing clauses^*
are those who, throughout Christendom, pay
nine tenths ofthe revenueot their respective
governments. The national debts of the va
rious Christian countries contiacted for wars
amount in the aggreg its. to 7,500.000,000
pounds. The interest on nine tenths of this
sum at 5 per cent, is about $337,000,000. In
the next thirty years, the working inen ol
Christendom will ha*e to pay $10 000,000,001
lor interest on this debt. Think how many
days work this is at 76 cents a day.
Tiiis is not all that we do pay, for it does
not include the preparations for war. For
these the working men ot Christendom have
paid duling the las 32 years $21,500,000,000.
This expense is annually growing heavier in
the (J. Slates, Britain, France, and many oth
er c mntries. A writer under the signature o(
•A Walking Man of America,’ makes the fol
lowing estimate ;
There are at leasl 2.500,000able-bodied men
in the standing armies of Ch.istendom, all a
hie-b died men these, according to the sur
geon's certificate, which is never asked when
men are wanted merely to mow, plough and
sow and make alone wall or tor any vulgar
utilitarian purpose. Every common soldier ia
taken Horn the lab iring class, we feel sure ol
of that; The population embracing the la
boring classes of any countiy will not average
more than one able bodied man, according to
the surgeon’s military standard, to every ten
individuals. Then it would take out all the
able-bodied men from 23.1X10.000 of the people
to raise the standing army ol 2,3000,000 which
has been kept up in Christendom ever since
the Battle ol Waterloo Now, inatead of
being mere miehi.iea for murder, suppose
these 2 500.000 able-lied led men had been
emploved in some produi live labor, even at the
low rate of lest than 25 cents a day. Ih* hard
earned mo’r.ev paid by laboring men since 1615
,n neuiieieilltr fnf M2P. •(Al3llll!fl. incltldifltf
interest to nearly 939.400.000.
The War appropriations nf thi* Country
since the present war with Mexico begin, are.
Last vear 93fl.39fl.fl42.03
This year 44.460,410,99
Total 990,973.059,00
The appropriations for the aatne objectaat
the present session of Congress, will exceed
rather thsti fall-short of fifty millions of dolls
ars -
The e estimate* *»y nothing of the value of
the labor withdrawn Iron uselul pursuits, and
the consequent loss In the country, nor stale
how many p! our' pehpW’and of the enemy,
aaustymriy hy Urns* mmatsihh>
Ms
For the Enquire,
k roxm ri«T fireside.
Wha: delightful asuociations i luster arounlf
this hallowed swill What thronging visiond
of affect innate home-circles, radiant with hep#
pine**, rush upon the mind as we think of oar
own dear Connecticut Fireside* and Home*!
How swellsthe heart with gratitude fas weecn*
tain date the priceliss blessings they bestow
upon us! Truly, H wasa holy struggle, that
<>ur Forefather’s endured, to save from descent*
tion its cherished precincts; Cne can scarce
ly realize in loolsiwg around upon our preseat
domestic privileges, that but halt a century
since, no family relation*, no domestic hearth,
were tiro sacred to escape the ruthless hand sf
foreign invasion. We indeed lead with thriUp
ing attention the history ot our country**
wrongs and triumphs, and diacc with eager
interest the career of our patriot sires, e*
step by step, amid dangers and difficulties,
they manfully toiled for Freedom, (that prS.
cious boon we now enjoy,) still we can evei!
then hairily realize at what a fearful cost the**
blessings have been transmitted to us. Few
indeed are they, within the limits of our own
State, who may not at the present day, enjoy
I he comfort* of a pleasent Fireside. Then what
care we,if wind and storm,cold and snow, en
compass our dwelling, for many a month
during the year ! Secure from wintry blast*,
we may laugh at ‘Old Boreas,* as ho madly
rushes on his northward track, and drawing
closer around the blazing hearth, pass away
the hours in sweet communion and mutual efl'
lerchange of thought and teelii g, that will fetid
to elevate the nilfl and call forth the better
feelings ofonr earth-nature.
And wfrsrf one and another ofthe family ini-'
mates arise and go toith in the great world!*
engage in the pursuit* and business of life,1h*
farewell is spoken with a tearful eye, but
trustful heart, but how can evil betid* th*
child of such a home,who now for thetirct tin*
leaves that affectionate circ le ? Will not the
memory of its calm delights, its endearing
scenes, be ever with him and act as an antidote
against the allurements of vice? And as ha‘
looks back on the peaceful hours spent around
the home-heurth, beneath the Parental roof,
will it not rather give him a distaste for tho
boisterous mirth of unprincipled companions,
who frequent haunts of dissipation and crime ?
Then let us prize our Firesides ! let ue rcn.
der them still more attractive, and thus bring
up the little ones committed to our care, that
when we ai*e gently borne away by the still
hand of death, they may rise and preside at
others hearths! Aye, the Fireside* of old
Connecticut, may they never be extinguished f
hut burn brightly on,'warming and gladdenipg
the hsafls of generations to come ! m. c. a.
DRESS OF THE'-NEW ENGLAND*
ERS.
The boots and shoes worn by the ear*’
Her settlers of New England, were coarse^
clumped, square-toed, and adorned, with
enormous buckles If any boots mudd
their uppeurnnce, prodigious wus tbd
thumping ns (hey passed up the aisles of
the church—tor a pair of boots was ex*
pected to Inst a man’s life. The tops
were short, but very Wide—.formed, one
might suppose, with special adaptation td
rainy weather—Collecting the water Mi*
fell, and holding an ample built fueled
feet ami unkl'vs!
The women, old and young, worn flint
r.el gowns in waiter The young wometl
wore, in the summer, wrappers or shep
lierdrews—and about their ordinary busi*
ness, did not wear stockings and shoes.
They were usu.Jly contented with ono
calico gown—bat they generally had u
calimaneo gown, another of camlet, and
some Had them made of poplin. Thd
sleeves were short, and did not come be
low the elbow. On holidays, they wore'
one, two or tnree ruth s on each arm-*thd
deepest of which were sometimes ninh td
ten inches. They wore long glovescum
mg up to the elbow. Round gown* had
not then come in fashion—so they word
aprons. The shoes were either of thick
or thin leithcr,4broadcloth( or worsted
staff, all with heels an inch and a hulf
high, with peaked toes turned up in a
point. They generally had small, very
small mulls, and some woro masks.
[Hall’s Book of the Felt.
It?* The heavy rnin* of last week, o«>
casioned freshets in all directions. “Tho
Connecticut was 7 feet above law water
mark, nnd a new bridge at Cabotvillo
wns swept away and floated down to
Hanford. The North River was very
much swollen, and considerable damage
was dans below Albany.
» ■ .Jj
It?*Lawrence Turner was executed at
Basioii, Pu.. on the lOih insf, for tho at- ■
(edged murder of his wife. lie u^^calm
and collected and made this ad ureas just
before he was swung off: Gentlemen,
As I *»x|>ect shortly to appear before my |
God, I can declare before God and man j
that I si,• innocent of Ihe cri e for which ■
I am to Suffer. I forgive all who bavo
harmed me—and may God havs mercy * |
on my soul.’’
DUEL.—Mr. Valentine, a Ness York
lawyer, nnd Wm. Henry Herbert,*
ular writer for the magaxines, m«|
field rear Newark, N. i.; afterflri
each other two # tkr«
hands, and 4

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