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BY E. P. WALTON & SON.
MONTPELIElt, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1850. VOL. XL1V, NO. 21. WHOLE NO. 2268. 1 iUatcljmnn & Stale Sournnl. runusiini cvi;i:y tiiuusday morning. TERS!? glt50mh in itdvnncA; S.Wif rnji-"ent i not mde in ddiHitce j iulercat alMCyii charged ficni tbr eod cf tte jear. iHiscdlancom THE BELLE OF THE BALL ROOM. ' Only litis once,' said Edward Allston, fixing a p.ur f loving eves on the beauti ful girl beside him ' only this once, sister mine; nay, I will even kneel to you;' and he bent, half playfully, half seriously, be fore her. ' Your dress will be my gift, and Hill not, therefore, diminish your charity fund; and beside, if the influences of which you have spoken do indeed haunt so allur ingly about a ball-room, should you not seek to guard ine from their power? You will go, will you not 1 For me for me V The Saviour, too, whimpered to the maid en : ' Decide for me, thou redeemed one for me.' But her spirit did not recognize the tones, for of late it had been bewilder ed with earthly music. She paused, huwever, and her brother pressed a kiss upon her thoughtful brow, and waited her reply in silence. Beware! sweet Helen Allston, beware! The sin is not lessened that the tempter is so near to thee. Like the sparkle of the red wine to the inebriate arc the seductive I influences of the ball-room. Thy foot will ! fail upon roses, but they will be the roses of this world, not those that bloom for eterni- ty. 1 hou wilt lose the lervour and purity of thy love, the promptness ol thy obedi ence, the consolations of thy trust. The holy claim of thy closet will become irk some to thee, and thy power of resistance will be diminished manyfold, for this is the fir.-t great temptation. But Helen will not beware. While the warm kiss is on her cheek, she forgets her Saviour. The mrlo dy of that rich voice is dearer to her than the pleading of gospel memories-. Two years previous to the scene describ ed. Helen Allston hoped she had passed from death unto lfe. For some time she was exact in the discharge of social duties, regular in her closet exercises, ardent, yet equable in her love. Conscious of her j weakness, she diligently u-ed all those :nds so fitted to sustain and cheer. Day by day j she rekindled her torch at the holy tire which C'ime- streaming onward to us from the lumiiiarie of the past from Baxter, Taylor, and Flavel, and many a compeer whose name will live in the hearts, and lin ger on the lips, of the geiieralijus which are yet to come. She was alive to the pres ent also. Upon her table, a beautiful com mentary upon the yet unfulfilled prophesies, lay the records of missionary labour and fc.ucco&. The M.vitig circle busK-d her tic live fingers, and the Sabbath-school kept her affections warm, aud rendered her knowledge practical and thorough. Bat at length the things of the world began insen sibly to win upon her regard. She was the child of wealth, and fashion spoke of iier taste and elegance. She was very lovely, and the voice of flattery mingled with the accents of honest praise. She was agreea ble in manner, sprightly in conversatum, and she was courted and caressed. Sue heard with more complacency reports from the "ay circles she h id once frequented, and noted with more interest the ever-shilling 1 pageantry of folly. Then she lessened her chanties, furnished her wardrobe more lav ishly, and became less scrupulous in the disposal of her time. She funned acquain tances among the light and frivolous, and to lit herself for intercourse with them, sought the hooks they read, until others be came insipid. . Edward Allston was proud of his sister, and loved her, too, almost to idolatry. They had scarcely been separated from childhood, and it was a severe blow to tj mi: when she shunned the amusements they had so long shared together. lie admired, in-; deed, the excellence of her second life, the beauty of her aspirations, the loftiness of; her amis, but he felt deeply the want of that 1 unity in Impe and purpose which had exist- j ed between them. He felt, at times, indig nant, as if something had been taken from himself. Therefore he strove, bv many a . device, to lure her in the path fie was tread ng. He was very selfish m this, but uu- j onscious ol it. lie would nave ciitiiucu precipices, traversed continents, braved the ocean in its wrath, to have rescued her from physical danger; but, like many others thoughtless as himself, he did not dream of the tearful importune of the result; did uot know that the Infinite alone could compute the hazard of the templed one. Thus far had he succeeded, that she bad consented to attend with linn a brilliant ball. ' It will be a superb alfair,' l.e said, half aloud, as he walked down the street. 'The music will be divine, too. And she used to be so fond of dancing ! 'Twas a lovely girl spoiled when the black-coaled gentry preached her into their notions. Aud yet aud yet pshaw! all cant! all cam I What harm can there be m it .' And il she does withstand oil this, I will yield the point that ttiere is something yes, a great deal, in her religion. So inusiti". he proceeded to the shop of Mr.-. Croftoii, the most fashionable dress maker in the place, and forgot his momcii tary scruples, in a consultation as to the proper materials for Helen's dress, which was to be a present from himself, and which he determined should be worthy her grace and beauty. The ball was over, and Helen stood in her festal costume before the ample mirror in her chamber, holding in one hand a while kid glove she had just withdrawn. She had indeed been the belle of the ball-room. Simplicity of life, and a joyous spirit, are wonder-workers, and the was irresislauly bright and fresh among the faded and hack niyed frequenters of heated assembly rooms. The most delicate and intoxicating llaltery had been offered her. aud wherever she turned, she met the glances of admiration. Her brother, loo had been proudly assidu ous, had loiluwed tier with his eyes so per petually as to seem scarcely conscious ol the presence of another ; aud there she itood, minute alter minute, lost in the rec ollections of her evening triumph. Aimost quceu-liku looked the, the rich I olds of her satin robe giving fulness to her slender form, and glittering as if woven with silver threads. Point lace, broad and exquisitely fine, fell from her short sleeves over her snowy arms, and gave softness to the outline of her bust. A chain of pearls lay on her neck, and gleamed amidst the shading curls, which floated from beneath a duplet of white roses. She looked up at length, smiled upon her lovely reflection in the mirror, and then wrapping herself in a dressing-gown, took up avoltnneof sacred poems. But when she attempted to read, her mind wandered to the dazzling scene she had just quilted. She knelt to pray, but the brilliant vision haunted her still, and ever as the wind stirred the vines about the window, there came back that sweet al luring music. She rose with a pang of self-reproach. Instead of the confidence, the conscious ness of protection, the holy serenity with which she usually sought her pillow, she experienced an excitement and restlessness which nothing could allay. She attempted to meditate, but with every thought of duty came memories ot the ieslive garlands, and the blazing lamps, aud the flitting figures of the merry dancers, Au open Bible lay on the window scat, and as she passed it, she read: ' Another parable put He forth unto them, sayinir. The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field. But while he slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.' 1 cars sprang to her eves, and she ex- claimed. In the field of mv heart, also. hath the enemy sown tares.' She took up the book and read again : then, too soul- full to remain quiet, she rapidly paced her chamber. Itesolutely and carefully she re- viewed the past, back, back to her first faint trembling hope. Rigorously, as in the pres- ence of her .Maker, she scanned her first departure from the narrow path : her earlier convictions were pungent, ten-fold more intense was the agony of this, her sec ond awakening. In the solitude of his chamber, Edward thought with less elation of his succcsful plan. He believed that Helen would have'ty of the cold, and unable longer to sustain yielded to no ordinary temptation, and felt ! his precious charge, he carefully deposited that he had been scarcely generous to enlist her affections against her principles. His repealed, ' It is but a trifle,' did not satisfy him ; and when he had listened, hour after hour, to her footfall, he could no longer re- strain iiis inclination to soothe her emotion. In vain nc essayed all the arguments, all the sophistry, which the world employs to at tract the luke-warm professor. ' B.i mil -I., to console me,' said Helen; ... , . . , 'for .-ucu tears are salutary, my dear broth- er. 1 hate virtually said that the joys ol , the storm, attracted his attention to the Iroz religion are fading and unsatisfactory ; I j en embankment upon which rested the dc nnist sometimes seek for others. 1 have j sertcd infant. He hesitated not to reflect quieted u.ore than one uneasy conscience, upon the cruel misfortune that had bereft by throwing the influence of a professing ; the infant of parental protection; nor did O.nstuii into the seal- of the world. 1 he waste his time in the fruitless endeavor have wandered from my Father's side, tojof discovering those who had abandoned the societv of his rebel subjects. And vet , their offpsrins to the pellinns of the storm. 1 nave cause to mourn less lor this one transgression, than fur the alienation of heart which ied the way to it. LLid 1 not lallen far, very far from the strength and purity ol my earlier love, even )our pleau-lits rescue. Wrapping it in his amplccloak nigs could not have moved me. he hastened to reach ids humble home, that ' But the Bible says nothing about such . he might minister to its relief ere the spirit amusements-, Helen.' ' had fled to that uudiscoiered country from 'Aot in words, perhaps, but in effect. whose bourne no traveller returns. Arriv I'ut the cast toyour ;wn heart, Edtvard. cd at this peaceful cot, he consigned his Would you wish ine to indulge m a course , tender charge to the care of his kiud-heart-of conduct which would estrange me from cd housekeeper, and again sallied foith in you 1 Would you have me choose fur my 'search of other objects for his benevolence, companions those who treat you with neg- He had not proceeded far when his alten lecl f Would you wish ine to frequent Hon was arrested by the melancholy scene pLc s whence I should return curtless aud before noticed. cold in my manner toward you I Ah, broth- Papers were found upon the unfortunate cr ! I loved God once. 1 saw his hand in stranger which induced the good minister everything around me. I fell his presence to believe that he was the parent of the perpetually, and trusted, child-like, to Ins infant which he had rescued from the ruth protecting arm. But now I regard him less, less elements of the night before ; and no pray less, read less, and give less.' And sooner was he impressed with the idea than then she revealed to her brother her bcatiti- the resolution was taken to adopt the ten- ful experience beautiful till she grew neg- ligent and formal with a truth, au earnest- ncss, a loving simplicity, that, for the first time, gave him some insight into the nature of true piety. 'And now, dear Edward,' j she said, ' read to me Christ's prayer for his people, that 1 may feel sure that they j prayed for me.' i As she listened, the varying expressions, of her countenance indicated many and va- affectionate care aud protection of the good : amusement in watching the various charac ried emotions. Submission, sorrow, love, pastor and his benevolent companion, Kath-1 ters. Two persons in particular attracted and faith all were there. When Edward had finished, they knelt together, and Hel- en, sorrowfully, yet hopeliilly, poured out beauty and loveliness, but, as she grew in her full soul in confession, and most touch- years, developed those peculiar graces and ingly she besought the divine compassion dispositions which became an amiable and upon her erring brother. ' grateful daughter. And soon she was en- The carol ol birds went up with the whis- abled, by assiduous attention to the w ants pering Amen of the penitent, the blossoms of their declining years, to testily her ap of the climbing honeysuckle sent in their preciation of their self-sacrificing devotion fragrance, aud ihe morning sun smiled on in her youthful days. them as they rose from prayer. The face: The Czar of Russia, not content with his of Helen reflected her inward gladness, aud restored peace shone m her uarlt eyes and the conquest and annexation of the prov tranquil countenance. ' Thou art happier 1 ince of Livonia, had already marched his than I,' said Edward, and with a light ca-' forces upon its chief city. Katharine had rcss he turned from the camber. attained Iier thirteenth year when his for- midable cannon announced to the inoffen- Oue year went by, and Edward Allston 1 sive inhabitants the bombardment of their awoke from an uneasy slumber. Slow and quiet town. With a view to her safety, she insiduous had been the approach of disease. 1 was separated from the aged pastor, and Softly, and in many disguises, had the spoil - er come to nun. lie Had stolen the strength Irom his manhood, the roundness from Ins form, the mellow expression from his eye, but he brought no terror. 'Bear me to Helen's room,' said the sufferer, and the at- tendants performed his bidding. It was the anniversary of the ball night, and the room was unchanged, save that no festal garments were scattered about it. The open window with the luxuriant honey- suckle bursting through and resting on the open pages of a Bible, the chairs on which the two had sat, the cushions on which they had knelt, each with an arm about the oth er, all were familiar. I he invalid examin ed each well known object, and then looked fondly upon his sister, his prayerful teacher, aud unwearied nurse. ' It was fitting that I should come here to die,' Ire said, ' for it was here that I first learned who makelh a death-bed easy. Oh, my sister 1 had you uot been true to your self, to your God, to ine, where, now, would be my hope I where my consolation 1 Oh, dear Helen ! if, hi years to come the voice of the tempter be sweet to thee, if thy foot should falter, and thou should'st step aside to gather a light flower, or stoop to a punt ed toy, then remember that ball night, and let thy repentance he as full, as free, as 1 humble, as it was then. Lei my memory he with thee, too. as thou walkest onward through life, that so thou may'st win others as thou did'st me, with the purity, the vig or, the warmth of thine own hopes and ex periences. One kiss, dear one, and then pray with me for the last time.' Unusually earnest and rich in faith were the low accents that filled that chamber. There was in them a tone not of earth, a melody caught from the heaven toward which they floated. More and more tri umphant grew the thanksgiving of that gentle sister. Ever brighter grew the countenance of the dying. To his ear, the songs of angels blended with that earthly voice which was so dear. More and more perfectly harmonized the two; he doubted, if there were, indeed, my distinction ; he smiled faintlv. and then 'he freed and ran somed spirit sped upward to the bosom of' the Eternal. ! THE PEASANT'S DAUGHTER. Dark and dreadful was the night of the i2olh of November, HiS'J, and heavily fell the snow flakes ; but darker were the pros pects and heavier was the heart of the poor j Livonian, as he reached the skirts of the dense forest surrounding the town of Ma rienberg. Misfortune had compelled the indigent peasant to sever the endearing re- Iatious that bound him to his native village, ' to bid a final adieu to the scenes of early ' days, to abandon his favorite haunts of sa- crcJ memory, and seek among strangers) that which was denied him in the midst of his friends. i Accompanied by his first born, a spright-, , ly youth of fourteen, and bearing in his weary arms a tender infant, the express j image of her whom he had lately consigned j , to the silent tomb, he had well nigh com- pleted a fearful journey through a bleack and inhospitable region. A violent storm 1 of snow and wind, (peculiar to that dreary country,) fiercely raged, bearing destruc- j tiou aud desolation in its progress, aud I producing terror in the midst of the unshel tered wanderers. Overcome by the severi- it upon a bed of snow, and went in quest of assistance aud a kind retreat from the j howling storm. But he returned not again, j The early dawn had discovered a frozen ' corpse to the astonished tenants of au oh- , scure cottage in the outskirts of the quiet village. "Great Heaven! what do I hear 1" ejac uhtcd the pious minister. Skovrouski. as its subdued cries of distress, falling upon his - . - - ... .. . , - 0 i -. eager car, during a temporary cessation of But, content to acknowledge the mysleri rious agency of" Him who doeth all things well, and "heareth the young ravens when ' they cry," he fled with w inged footsteps to der babe as his own daughter, and to bring it up in the path of duty, and in the nur- tore and admonition of the Lord. Order-j ing that the last tribute of respect be paid to the remains, according to the riles of the Greek Church, he took charge of its effects, for the benefit of his youthful pro-: lege. j Years had passed awav, and, under the . ariuc (for such she was named by her fos-' ter parents) increased not only in personal widely extended dominions, and desirous of 'scut to her sister in Alexia. The patriotic; bkovrouskt remained to assist in the dc fence of his native city. But the efforts of the besieged proved fruitless, and they were compelled to surrender captives of war and subjects of the Emperor of Russia, I The humiliating news spread like light- j ning, and no sooner did it reach the ears of Katharine than she determined to return j aud share the fate of her benefactor. The dusky shades of evening were just closum in, as a horse, reekinc with foam and almost ready to sink from exhaustion, reached the border of the wood nearest the gates of Marienberg. Emerging from the shade of the trees, its progress was sudden ly arrested by a soldier seizing the bridle, and rudely demanding " Where are you going I" " What is that to you f" was the peremp tory reply. ".I am in haste, and pray you let me pass unmolested." " Impossible !" replied the sentinel ; " thou art a Livonian, and now Livonia belongs this day to Peter 1. of Russia. You are, therefore, our prisoner and must be conducted before our general." Arrived at the general's tent, she threw hetself at the general's feet, and demanded the privilege of seeking her protector among the slain. Moved at the sight of her voulh! and astonished at her courage, the general granted her request, on condition of her re turning to linn when she had completed her search. The night was dismal and the undertak ing a fearful one; hut the difficulties daunt ed not the resolute Katharine. She soon came upon, a field covered with the slain of I the unequal contest, while the piteous groans and cries of anguish told that many still survived the slaugnter. Intent upon discovering her more than father, she did not observe the presence of a vountr Cossack officer, who, struck with her charms, and admiring her boldness, had accompanied her to the gory field. " The evening air is chilling, and this is no place for women; pray return and leave me to seek your wounded kinsman." Astonished at the sound ol a human voice, she turned and rccosjiii?' in the stranger the sentinel who had iirrti?lied her progress without the city walls. Kelusing his gen- erous offer, she permitted him to aid in her errand of mercy and love. Long and tedious was the search, but unavailing, and at early dawn they return - cd to the city, having failed to discover the remains of the good old minuter. Katharine religiously kept her word, and surrendering herself a prisoner of war, demanded the protection of tie noble gen eral. Bereft of her protector and benefactor, she was now alone in tho world, aud young, with promise of long life, there were no ties to bind her to earth, and she longed to join her pious and devoted guardian. A prisoner, he was treated with marked cotir- tesy and respect by the general-in-chicf, who ordered her well furnished apartments and every attention to her comfort and pleasure. She received many kindnesses from the youthf.:! Cossack, who at length became enamored with her charms, am: proved the strength of his attachment by procuring her release from confinement, I ual whirl beneath her. A large sea-weed, upon parol of honor, and personal security j that was dashed from the paddle-wheel, for her safety. His assiduous attention to j caught her attention. It sank, then rose, her wants anil earnest efforts in her behalf, . turned round in a short eddy, and then dart were uot without reward; for she soon ed out in the long wake that was left be came to regard him as her hope, her refuge, i hind the steamer. She leaned forward to and lord of her affections. watch its progress further still her tujck The General and the young officer, who was stretched she lost her balance, and appeared from his dress to be but a simple tumbled over into the roaring flood. In a lieutenant, were the only occupants of the 1 moment all was confusion aboard. Men tent, and Katharine was employed in super-' were shouting for ropes and boats, to stop intending their domestic affairs. the steamer ; cries of 'A child overboard!' One daj as she was engaged in serving j ' Who can swim 1' and a thousand other their accustomed meal, their conversation l cries and questionings ; but, above all, were turned upon the merits of the fair maid, t the poor mother's heart-rending shrieks, too and the young officer addressed the former painfully in earnest now ; and she alone, in in tones laudatory ot her courage and beau - - j . ty, concluded with the inquiry " General, will you sell your prisoner I" And what will you do with her! " .Make her my wife the wife of a sol dier," replied the noble Cossack. " What sty vmi, Kathjrine," added he, turning to the blushing damsel. Her hesitating response was, " I would rather be the wife of a soldier than the ser vant of a great general." " Bravely spoken ! from this moment you are mine," he rejoined ; but we must obtain permission of the Czar. I will go immediately to the Emperor's lent, and re ceive his sanction to our union. Remain here while I seek the audience of his ma - testy In a few moments a young lieutenant, advancing to the General's lent, said "The Czar, Peter, commands the pres ence of .Madame Katharine." With a quick, though trembling step, she followcd,- and on entering the magnificent tent, discovered a throng of officers sur rounding one who was seated, and whom she recognized as her affianced, husband. " Where is the Emperor !" demanded Katharine of her conductor. "There!" replied he, pointing to the soldier who was seated. That is my husband." " He is thy husband, and Czar of Russia likewise," broke out the Emperor, for it was he ; and, presenting her to his officers, bade them acknowledge the humble Katha rine as the future Empress of Russia. The Newfoundland Dog. One day last sti miner I took my place in Gravcsend steamer, and found considerable my notice; one was a middle aged gentle man, stout, rather surly, taciturn, who paid no attention to any living being on board except a huge Newfoundland dog, that was panting and lolling out his tongue, roaming among the passengers, shoving them out of his way, or frightening children, by sud denly covering their faces with one lick of his great tongue, and convincing nervous ladies that he was going mad, by the vigor with which he stuck out his legs while roll ing upon the deck. His master eyed these pranks with a sly smile, aud seemed quietly to enjoy the terrors occasioned by the antics ol his burly Inend. I he other person whom I specially noticed was a. very pretty I and well dressed lady. Young lady she one to another, and at last deposited in the would no doubt have been called, but that arms of an active looking gentleman, whom she had with her a little girl, about seven i every one seemed instinctively to recognize years old, who called her mamma. She was as a surgeon, and by him carried below, evidently possessed of nerves ; indeed, she j 'Now come up, that's a brave fellow,' seemed to be possessed by them, and their ' said the sailor, retreating to make way for name was legion. Endless were the petty Lion to climb the steps- But tha poor crea annoyances in which they involved her. , ture whined piteously, and, after one or two But her keenest sufferings in the small way, 1 fruitless attempts to raise himself out of the were caused by the unwieldy gambols of! water, he remained quite passive. Lion, the Newfoundland dog; and her in-i ' Help him help him I he is exhaust cessant and puerile exclamations of terror, j ed 1' cried his master, fighting his way indignation and spite, against the good na-j through the crowd, to go to the rescue of tured brute, kept up the sly, malicious smile upon the lips of his apparently uniio ticing master. The little girl, on the con trary, had, to the increased alarm of the weak mother, made friends with the mou tter, and for a long time amused herself by throwing bits of biscuit for him to catch, which feat, notwithstanding the incorrect- nessof her aim, he managed to accomplish, uj walking a uois.ciuus piuugc iu unc siue - uiguiiyr ine caresses 01 ins menus, wnen or the other; and when at last she timidly ! Adeline's mother came running upstairs, offered him a piece out of her hand, and he I and throwing herself upon her knees before acknowledged the compliment by licking ' him, and clasping him affectionately in her her face ai.d rubbing his side against her, arms, laid her her head upon his rough until he almost pusned her down, the little head and wept. creature fairly screamed with delight. Her ' He's a dirty animal, madam,' said the mother screamed too, but in one of the most gentleman, who had not forgotten her slight hysterical screams in which she was fond of ing remarks ; ' he'll make your pelisse in indulging, and hich was followed by an such a state. Besides, he may be mad !' outburst of anger at Lion's audacity. I She cast up her eyes vuth an expression ' Good gracious 1' she exclaimsd, 'if that of meek reproach. They were ?ry fiue horrid creature should be mad he'll have killed my child ! How dirty he is, too I Look at your pelisse, Adeline; see what a state it is in 1 How dare you play with that animal V The transition from hydrophobia to a soiled dress was too much for Lion's matter, and he burst into a loud and long laugh. ' I wish, sir, said the lady snappishly, ' that you would call away that nasty dog, instead of setting him on to annoy every body who is not accustomed to have such dirty animals about them.' I he gentleman said nothing, but bowed land walked forward; and I soon after saw him enjoying a cigar, while Lion played the agreeable in his own rough fashion, to people who knew how to read the expres sion of his honest and intelligent physiog nomy. Little Adeline, deprived of the attraction which had fixed her attention to the inside of the boat, began to" amuse herself in watching the foaming water, as it rushed j from the paddle wheels, and danced in long , lines behind them. She knell on a shawl ! which a fellow-passenger had lent, as a 'cushion for her little knees, and leaned quietly over the tdde, watching the roaring water ; so her mother was for a time re lieved from the thousand musquito winged vexations which had hitherto beset her. We were within a few miles of Graves end. The tide was just at the full, and the broad expanse of the river lay around us in all its majesty ; and to those who have never beheld the Hudson or the Mis sissippi, old Father Thames is majestic, ay, and if we place in the balance the historic, political, and commercial importance of the transactions of which his broad breast is and has been the highway, our time-honored river will not lose in dignity even when compared with those giant HooJs of the west. Such thoughts as these, however, did not trouble Adeline's pretty head, which began, 1 1 could see, to grow giddy with the contiu- ; the fund, instinctive devotion ol maternal ovc, heedless that even should she reach ter child she conh! nnlv sink with her. ! nil lo irDi I In Inn. im1 flic .i"iln- tn uiua her. Suddenly, Lion, followed closely by his master, came tearing along the deck, knock ing the people to the right and left like nine pins. They sprang into the boat that hung at the stern, everybody giving way belore the determined energy of both man and dog. Lion looked anxiously in his master's face, and uttered a sharp, low'bark. ' Wait,' said the latter in reply ; ' where was she seen last V ' There, sir,' replied a sailor promptly ; 1 ' there, beside that piece of plank.' How often has she risen V ' Twice.' The gentleman drew a long breaih, and said to his dog, in a low tone, ' Look out !' Aud Lion did look out, with wild flash- j ing eyes, and limbs that trembled with anx iety. fiat a moment that was ! Every one else was passive ; every other attempt was laid aside, aud all stood in mute expec tation. Those who were near enough watched the third rising of the poor child, and those who could not see the water kept their eyes fixed upon Lion. In another instant a cry was raised, as a golden tressed head was seen to emerge from the water. The noble dog had seen her first, though ; and, ere the warning cry had reached his ears, he had dashed from the boat with wonderful rapidity, aud was swim ming toward the little sufferer as though he knew that life aud death depended on his efforts. His master marked his progress anxious ly. His face was pale as death, and it was only by rigidly compressing them that he could control the nervous quivering of his lips. He has her,' he exclaimed, as Lion rose to the surface, after a long dive, holding the little Adeline by the hair of her head in such a manner that her face was out of wa ter. ' He has her, she is saved !' Down went the steps, and on them stood a couple of active sailors, encouraging the brave dog by shouts and gestures, and rea dy to receive his precious burden when he should approach them. Slowly he came on, wistfully eyeing the steps, and r.ow and then looking up at his master, who was leaning over the side, en couraging him with his well-known voice. Here you are ! cried the sailors seiz- ing the little girl. She was handed from his favorite. By the time, however, he had reached the top of the ladder, the sailors had perceived the condition of the dog, and with some difficulty dragged him from the water. With their assistance, he crawled feebly up, and languidly licked his master's hand, and stretched himself 011 the deck. Both the invalids were convalescent, and Lion was sitting up, receiving with quiet eyes, as I think he felt, for his features soln ' Oh, pray, pray, give him to me 1 sne earnestly entreated. ' Give Lion to you !' he exclaimed, in derision ; 'why, what would you do with him 1 I will tell you. You would pet and pamper the poor bruta till he was eaten up ,he s,ate Bt a cost f 53,500,000 -South' Care by disease, and as nervous as a fine lady. hIIla has 244 mih-s. -nenng $(1500,000 Vir No.no; you'd better give Adeline to me. Iginia, has 373 milesSrOliing 57,0t00CO, and a Lion and I can take much better care of , general law authorizing tin subscription on ihs her than you can ' ',aft 01 ,ne s,ate ,n lwo nlu,s f 'he stock nf a- Perhaps so, sir.' she replied, with the . i,r?ad ehirtered ond built i,hi lhe State , 1 , . , ' 1 t Maryland, 571 miles built and VmiimrKT at a gentle manner that had come over her since C03I J g. coo.000, upwards of S5,W0 00C I of the accident ; ' but still I could not spare 1 wmc, the Sl8tB haf furnj3hed by the 'loan ot her she is my only child, and I am a wid- giie bonds Pennsylvania, IOjO miles covins ow.' f $35,000,000- 62 miles of it were built by tht ' I must go,' muttered the gentleman to i time, cost .M.22j,0C0 New Jersey, 20G miles, himself; 'whew! has not the immortal C0SS WMtr assured us that one widow is equal , c?Tr? $ r. .'.t0 h,s,S fur . . . r i- 1 1. 1 . niahed by loansandgifi,over4,(JC0,000 Massa- to twenty-five ordinary women? It's not. cbmM m costing S4G,70O,CCO. of safe morally safe to be in the same boat tl.c(l Deal $(.,000,000, have been furnished with her.' by the State, S!,0G0,CQ0 in stock subscription He walked away. But who can wrestle land S.'3,COO,000 by loan nf State borda New mrainst fate. ? When the boat returned to ' Hampshire, 2I2 iniles.costinrrrJ.OO.COO Ohio London Bridge, I saw him carrying Ade-! -J29 miles, built aud bu.M.njr, at a cost of S3, line ashore, ami the widow leaning on his X:f arm way home ! And, when he had put them into the cab, they had another chat through the window, terminating with a promise to ' come early.' What could all this mean 1 He looked af ter the cab till it was out of sight. 1 I think she has got rid of her nerves,' he observed to himself; ' what a charming creature she is without them !' Float the New England Fanner. Forest Trees. Mr. Cotr. : When this country was new, but little regard was paid to the pres ervation of limber ; as the chief object of the settlers was to clear the land, and has ten it to a state of cultivation. The mar ket prices also of Montreal, and New York, have made heavy drafts upon us, so much so that timber, both for building aud fuel, is becoming scarce and dear ainoDg us, and now the railroads arc calling for a share of what is left along on their lines. I have felt aware of this state of things for many years, with the exception of the railroads, the rapid advances of which have surprised us all. More than twenty years ago my at tention was directed to this point by Fescn den's N. E. Farmer, the reading of which was worth more to ine than ten times its cost, not only on this subject, but a thou sand others. Thus, " foreseeing the evil I hid myself." It has been my practice for many years, to allow the second growth of timber to come along after the axe, where we get our yearly supply of firewood, and as soon as the young timber is of sufficient size to prune, 1 cut out such as I please to destroy, and trim up the best and most thrif ty trees about six feet from the ground, leav ing perhaps from eight hundred to a thou sand trees to the acre. I have now seven or eight acres of land in one parcel, produ cing a dense crop of timber and wood, from one to seventeen years' growth ; as this tim ber is all in one piece, it looks most beauti fully as far as it has been trimmed up aud thinned out. One part of it, about two acres, was clear ed iit 1S14 ; a crop of wheat taken ill 1815, then pastured until about 1333, when I dis covered little white pine bushes coming up very thick all over the land These were al lowed to stand unmolested by the axe until 1839, at which time ue thinned out the thickest bushes, and trimmed up the rest about six feet from the ground, leaving a bout eight hundred trees to the acre. Now, on going into this forest, it seems hardly possible that so great a quatitity of timber could have grown there in so short a time. It is believed tha there is more timber now already grown on this land, than was origi nally grown on it, setting aside a few large pines. My intention is to thin out this place so as to leave about four hundred trees to the acre, and trim up at least twen ty feet this season. This is what wc call upland ; timber formerly was chiefly of hard wood. Our lowlands or swamps we iranage in the same way, except we omit trimming, and let it take care of itself; we cut all clean as wc go. I have observed where timber in the swamp was originally Cedar and Pine, the second growth is chiefly Tamarack, the American Larch, Hackmatack. Eu.,1 some Cedar, but 110 Pine; and on upland, where hard wood formerly; grew, now some other varieties occupy their places. For instance, one piece, where the hard wood. Beech, Maple, &c, covered the laud, now, after the land was burned over in a dry time, and fire destroyed the whole, a crop of Pigeon Cherries come up very thick all over the land where a Cherry tree was nev er before discovered. In another instance, I observed where the laud was originally covered by hard wood, white Pine is its second crowth. another, 111 the place of Pine and Hem-! IU(.tl, 1II.1JJIC 11(13 UUIllU Up 111 dUUU ancc; 1 have a lot ot trees, about three hun dred trees on some less than half an acre, growing most luxuriantly. It is proper to remark, however, that new varieties of tim ber do not occupy the laud where the ori- ' .".I" . IT . ' f .IT. I- , ginai is cm 011. .in instance 01 mis kiiiu may be seen in Cornwall, a few rodsdistant from my own land, where the timber was all Cedar, and all taken off twenty-five or thirty years ago; this is all Cedar now, and is so thick that a man cannot pass between the trees in some places 011 account of their nearness to each other. 1 It is believed that fifteen acres of wood I j wood land properly managed will be amply mply j keep sumcienl lor timber, boards, vVc, to buildings in repair, and firewood for a firm I for ages to come. But I may not have adop ted the best plan to accomplish the object: and if you or any of your readers can sug gest any improvement on the above plan, you will greatly oblige a constant reader and lover of improvment. ilcspcctfully yours, JOHN M. WEEKS. West Farms, near Middlebury ) Vt., February 7, 1850. j A Calf icorlh Idling of. On the 15th ulL Mr. Elisha Morgan of Northfield Mas., killed a calf, eighteen months old, that weighed, dressed, 725 pounds. The heaviest quarter weighed IE) ; triud tallow, 85 ; bide J0. It lay with the cow seven mouttis. Q? Mr. Calhoun continues very low, and se rious fean are entertained that he will never recover. Advantages of Railroads. K writer in the Mobile Herald and Tribune. 'n Mvoca'.ing the interests of the Mobile and Ohio Xiilroad, makes use of the followinj state ment, as thoninz the beneficial result of com bining capu,i wim abor : Georeia ha 640 miles of railroad, eostin? vaa,uuw,vw u. rQiies oi wiiicn were ouilt 0 ed by the State Making together in eleven State, G,042 miles of railroads, upon which there are daily at work 750 locomotive engines and about 24,0C0 men, doing an amount of vvurk which, if it were possible to be done in twice the lime by horses and men, would require I, 400,000 horses, and 350,000 men. The labor performed by these 750 engines and 24,000 men, 111 one year coats the people of the United States S3O",G0O,C00, all of it being done 111 lime totally impracticable by any other mode. But supposo the year's woik wire done 111 the old way, by horses and men in five years, requiring 100,000 horses and 25,C00 men constantly at work, then the cost to the people would be f;!)5,000,CC0, or $53,010,000 more than by the exitlinjr rail roads in lour filths less tiui;. This $58,400, 000 is all of it the indirect advantage to the pub lic for which nothing is asked or pmd. The capital employed in building the roads, assumed at an average of $30,000 per mile, and amount ing in the aggregate, tor 0,042 miles, to $ltfl, 2(jO,0CO, ii lully compensated, and all expenses ot transportation, repairs, wear and tear paid in the sum of $-';G,(J0U,C0U, actually charged and paid for the work done. Thus showing ihe an nual public gain to be, through the labor-savin; capacity of railroads, over thirty per cent, of tha capital invested, or in other terms ",G()5 per mile. A Widow worth Having-. Mrs. Miranda Ihnes, who has been a subscri ber fur twenty years to the Greenfield (Mass.) Guzeite, without civing the Proprietor any trou ble about pay, shows herself, in the following extract, a most notable dairy woman : I have five Cows, and have sold tne past sea son, 1300 lbs of butter, besides milk, c-eam and butter, for the family ueo. Our family will aver ago eight. I raised seven calves l3t spring ; some of them quite early calves, and some late; two of them I got from my neighbors. I have fatted 708 lbs. of Pork, mostly on the sour milk. Now let us leave out one of tho cows for family use, and set the credit to ihe other four, cay 1300 divided by 4, makes 325 lbs. to each cow ; the butter sold, averaging lo'l-S cents ; 325 Ibj. at 10 1-2, makes 53 02 to each cow. Thesev en calves were wonh .$30, say 25 to the four cows ; and five hundred of the pork at $(, wi.t be i'JO ; add the 525 for the calves, makes $55, divhled by four. leaves 13,05 to ench cow ; inn added to $53,C2, will make $07,37 to each cow. My cows are about middling sized; and of tho native bfed. They hive a go id picture in suti mer, and good hay in winter. I sometimes give Old Brindle a lew small apples and potatoes, pirings, and the like, to make her hold her milk till some of the others come in. When I see any thinj in the butler line in your paper tint beats the above, I will try again. Alir.A.iDA Hi.if.s. Monroe, Feb. 18, 1850. The Boy T. H.Saffbrd. This remarkable mathematical genius, uho has attracted so much attention by the early devclopemtnt of his pecu liar powers, is made the subject of remark by Prof Pierce of Harvard College, in his report to the Visiting Committee of the Lawrence Scien Mtic School. Safford attended the Professor's Lectures on Analytical Mechanics, and showed himself perfectly competent to master this diffi cult subject of research. Up to this time, ho lully realizes his early promiso or extraordina ry powers as a geometer, but his friends notice with alarm that his body does not keep pace ;n growth with his intellect, and that he is net gaining that robust health so necessary to a strong mind. It will be remembered that he is under the charge of Professor Edward Everett and Professor Pierce, and is supported by the liberality of gentian en in Boston. Profits of Foicls. Mr. Edwin Howard ofEis ton, Slusaachusells, gives an account of the prof its of his fo. vis from the I t or December, 1843, to the same period of 1841). He begin with 11 hem and a cock, in the spring he added one more hen. The wholo stock was valued at twenty dol lars. The number of eggs produced in the year, was 1,851 ; the number of chickens raised by himselt was 82. The egg sold, brought $27, 07, and the fowls sold, 8 lti 43. Thirty-two fowls on hand, are reckoned worth $30. His fowls are mostly of the variety called Cochin China, imported by Mr.Baylie-s of Taunton. The eggs that were sold were reckoned at 50 cents a dnz. though ono dollar was the price charged ; but filly cents per dozen was deducted for the trou ble of packing and sending them off. The ac count stands thus : Hugs sold, I3.0C0,;$27 1)7; e:g not sold, 531. at 50 cents per dozen $7 2C; Fowls sold, $1043; Value ot ftT Is on hud over but year at this time, 3!0 ; Total, $01 72, 321 bushels of corn and meal, at 75 cents, $21 37 ; Balance in favor of fowls,$G7 30. The Best Keco.iimem)vtio.. A yooth seeking employment, came to this city, and on enquiring at a certain counting room, if they wi.-hed a clerk, was told lhat they did not. On mentioning tho rcconiuiendatimm he bad, one of which was from a highly respected citizen, ihe merchant desired to see thein. In turning over his caipet ba; to find his letter?, a book rolled out on the floor. " What book is- that r" said tho merchant. It is tha Bible, sir," was the reply. " And what are you r?nin? to du with that bock in New York V Tha lad looked sen iuly into tha merchant's face, and replied, " promised my mother that 1 would read it every day, and I shall do il," and burst into tears. The merchant immediately engaged his services, and in uue nine ne oecame a partner in tuc nrm, one of the most respectable in the city. At ui York paper. Rai.mno Fi.r.sn amd Blood. Tho Fayette ville(N. C,) Carolinian, states tint on the 15th of Feberuary. tlnre fell, in Simpson County, a shutter ot Flesh and Blood, about 30 feet wide, and as far as it wan traced, about 250 or 300 yards in length. The pieces appeared to be riesh, liver, lights, brains and blood. Some of the blood ran on the leaves, appa.-emly very fresh. Muring the time it was falling, there was a cloud overhead, having a red appearance like a wind cloud. There was no rain. A piece of the meat has been examined with twoot the best micro scopes la the place, and tho existence of blood el established ; but nothing was shown givinj any indicium ot tho character of the matter. It lias the smell, both 1-1 its dry state, and when macerated 111 water, of putrid flesh ; and there can scarcely be a doubt that it i such. Th au. storyearae uutyear'i ogo. Editor ft 11 -