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ISSUED S I At ULT AN.EO (JS LY AT MONTI? ELI Kit, NOIITIIF1ELD, WATEIIBURY, &C.
BY E. 1 WALTON, JIl.
FRIDAY, APRIL. 21, 1854.
VOL. XLVIII, NO. 21 "NVHOEE NO. 2479.
U)ntfljjnnii.$fiitc9Quritnl.
runusiir.n r.vtuv fiiidav mur.nino.
TRIlVH.-tUWo.iK In .rt.nc ,?,0l If iiafmoM
l.nnt mada In ndranta t Inlere.lalwai ehaied from
tht end oWio jenr.
AnnMttl li a lltt nf aftnt. to if cell iot.erlptona
adrerlar.entt ar-d communication., ind acknuwKlge,
ptjmenlfnr lb lime.
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. llfiMkfl. 1.1,1. II. HMITII,
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Eimoif..o eeorr,
lljJ.ik, UlllV.XRD R.IMW VBR,
JohDfon.C. XX', HCIlTT, '
M.r.hU.ld.Ii D. PUTNAM,
lo.llilll, J.C. NoYKS,
MiJdle.M, JE.IE JOHNSON, Ji.
NoithSrhl.E. SMITH,
Oranjo, CARLOS CAttrT.NTER,
I'linfild, A. T. IIANriBOFT,
Konlli U.rJwIck.U. HIIII'.MA.V,
flow., JOSnril C. RAYMOMO,
BinM, WILLIAM ROLLINS,
Roots Btr.fW, DANIEL IV. JUIll),
w0",TliMj, AAnONM,'KINCl, - '
U-ll.li.U indriyilnn.ORANnEHMITII,
XX'arren, FRANKLIN A. XVRICHT,
XVntMnrjnnl Ilaihotj, R. V XMITII,
XVHIi.m.town, tlARIUH TRlDE,
XVorr, .lar. JONAS ARIIOTT.
IRnilrmiiii
1831 VI. C entrnl liallroail. 1854
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Going North and West.
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T. M. i4hmjr lluilinrtua .1 7 2.X ,nd Kou.-n .Saint
19 T. It , .Montr. I initio f.r.tian. ..l 1)n Ail'til,
at noon fmll n1,. ANo Itave Motnalcer .1 8.QS a.m.
Going- East and South.
lKAVEUOtSE'isrOINT .t6A M and HP M.,
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huriti. and armim ib HsMttwi ind Now Yoik I II II
HAMr. IIAV.fay the G I. M iHln, and the nil day,
oy m j r. ti . irun- tmrm i..tiiur l .w b.j.
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Northern Kailroad, II. !
1
British S. MAIL ROUTE,
vu
ttofetoii, Lo wrll, Couror!f ioi lli
trn, lAeiimilct Vrrmoiit Cciiirnl iff;
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TO AXU KKujl
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fun 1 4 01. Uroiito Ja .cUnn, wrceiUr, rruvidmc,
Nofwieh end t oit
Thte l- (b dtteel rwt btwi it tho fcbovo plccre,
ind4e4ihoutli4 cs(iUlol New Hhite od
Verai Tkefate end fieiti tow n Uj utber
route.
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7.b A. l iov 19 M. Hd (.vnewidat 10 3u A. M.ead
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Crura uppi rokd.
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day ad mif bt tinee daily he. win llardngtua, Kuwi
a'a ltin .OftUnoHurgh, tloitifil, nd iN'atboa, Low
ell, Boatva, faloin, fwitviMull., Vieatei, Tied
deaca aad traiediitr pUe ad it It the only route
(raw tbo )fJi'ai;liaod .Mwbirral lloada by which
Freight U be c(lld wit rttaafing Cl.
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Concord, N. II. Ooe. K
A LB A J Y v" U ifvi .AN h
RAILROAD.
vow orr.x and running tiiuuuoii io ai.
1 banv without cbinca of Care
bn without, cbinga of Care
1853. Fall k .Inter Ar-
isr:;.
rangenunt
BhortMt and qntckeit ibrough Mall Una fiom Of
lMihorgl. Moaiioal, Ki'Ui' Vulot, riattborgb tad
llurliagtoo tuTrafy, Alhaay ami Nw Yvrtt,
via Rutland and Eagle Bridge,
la coooeitHt wttb Ilailaad and U ilalon, aod Mud
tea Uiti Rmlrtt A,
litenirtvf tbU wall may tty4pn making all
tba coauccuun. wttbtha iiiiTciatt. Ktad, a. adrtnad.
Tfcu tfc aiktv aooiK by which p(ew cia
witbrUiptyc through I'rum Wantre! lo.Naw Yrk
b aiajy.
NO CHANGE OF CARS,
Courlur or ll..ca AJaiicr. bflwaau XnlUad and
Troy or AIImoj.
r'ltai'TltAIN l.a.a. Burl! .low 9.t5 A. M.
MKt.'OM" Tit IN ll.nHwioo ID.SU A M.
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Bnllinlou il.tlro.l oi&e. or uf
JAtlES W )lll.L-,a(.al, DurUnjIou.
. Tl l.l.l. V, Tra.eillHf Aj.ol.
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aoa, liattt.ll, l.l.flanatl t nirfd, ana -li iu. ir.
tarnclti,.,lui ..I, at tba Orlifa uf Iba Ilullan4 ai.d
!Stlllin.tun R.llrw.d. urwriba Af.at. wltiia A.baor n
ll.lll.a.: lUlhoid.
nXtZ Ok.rted Tkrtt'k loTrw, Albany or Naw
York.
In .lira... ta.fnid d.l.r CkttX Difffitkrtvgk
it EA(1L Bllinoi: HOVTK
TIIIH. II, L'A.NVIl'.l.l),
Doillaaloa, Ncr.S I Hi! Ml'l
Haste Not Rest Not.
ar a o i t it i
Without beelol without teitt
Uiad tba ruotto to tby brvaat 1
Hear It with lbe a fpell,
fiormot .uiubiaa gun id h well,
Head not flowtu that ruaod tbe b'-tmni )
Hear It uowird l tba Joub !
Ilaile M It no thougtleei deed
Mar fur a'tr ibe apint -peed
Tonder we I and Inow tba right,
Onward tbea with all your might t
Hat la not yaairttun ne'or alone
For one recti- action done.
Beat not -life ii .weeping by,
Do and p. ate before yuu die
Socnethiog tnlghty and ublioi
twelve behind to conquer time )
Glorioue Hi to lira for aye,
When tbc.e forms hate Raited away,
utiaotl Rui net calmly wilt,
Meekly bear ibf eurui o fau,
DtjtT be tby poUf guide-
Do the rich?, whater betide 1
Unite not re t not coo diet pait,
God .hall eiewn tby word at laeu
(From tba Spltil of lie Tim..
An Original Love Story.
ear . Your city poeti may aa wall 11 bang their
harps on thj faii, trees. 1 be regain of Gotham la
oot fat enough. We la the country een beat bis time,
nd not half try, A oy jury of tba'free aH iotelligtBl'
would certainly award a leather medal to tht Calls i
ugua urerM wbopenaed tht accompauylof linear
lliert is aunethiag Inthem that city Mia nerar dream-
td at, Tba poate deicript.cn o( Court bip and Lore In
a iotUt la rery touching, Ai they art not copy right
ad you may bate ihetn.
Your, Le,,
Eu.tcbti r itn, N. Y, March 16, 160i.
Ma stwrgLed to klssUr. the struggled tht aunt,
J'a prere&l bim, io bolJ and uadsnnted
Oat, as smitten by lightning, he heetd her etelalm,
A mom. slrt"flnd ofTh treated
Dut when he returned, with ih fttitkut liajth,
Showing Heard that he wee affronted,
And theaUning bt main f.iret to eenjr her fft
She cried 11 Don't 1" end the poor Tell .w donted.
When ha meekly approached, and got down it her
fret,
Trying loud before he hid rented,
The! the would forgive him, and try to be tweet,
And tid "ItVi youf1 ind the dear girl re-eantrd.
Then eoftlf he whlnpsrf-d ' How eeufdyoa not
I certainly thought f wee jilted
Hot come tboa with m, to the per n we'll got
Sir wilt thett, my dear f" end the wilted,
Then gaily he tw.lt her to eee her new home
A tin nt 7 by no means -nehanted
8ett her we etn llto with n iMflng to num."
He mid, "thmi we, tnydearf" So they eban-tMt
3TlHnrri!nnrnu
3.
For the W'ltrhmia ind tite Jonrntl,
THE MINERAL RESOURCES
OF VERMONT.
Mn. KniTon: Wc often henr the
remark thai Vermont in mineral de
posit is tlio richest of any New
I'ngl.nnd State, and propose briefly
to cxnmiiic the authority on whinli
the statement is made. If true, it
cnlln loudly upon her l.cgislnturo to
make n su ITicicnt appropriation for a
thorough, practical, .Geological Sur
vey, of tliH Sluto. A Survey lius
been, or is beiiiR made, ve believe,
bill its prncticul results tlius for prot e
its int'fiicicficy. Such a survey may
add little, perhaps nothing, 10 sci
ence, and were this the object in
view,ve would not urge its uecessi
ity ; but the fuel that it will still fur
ther develope the hidden treasures of
her lulls anil mountains, makes ihu
question ono of importancu to her ns
a Slate, and shojld be a subject of
interest to her people, since by such
a survey, acees'ions may be made to
. , , ,
llcr XXCallll. Illlll COIIM'tlUCIltlx 1(1 lilt)
- I
The in i ne r;i 1 resources of a Slate,
in the grneral ncct-ptation of the
term, include not only her beds of
Ore, but quarries of Stone. And lo
both these sources of xveallh in Ver
mont every ) cat is milling new dis
coveries many of ihein, at present
made by chance, mid operated nt a
profit that commands the capital of
the Atlantic cities us an investment.
Her facilities for traiispotlalion In
the csti r n Stales nnd ma-board
place her in a favorable position In
compete with the Atlantic States in
ull her branches of industry. What
r-he loses in ir. importation, she more
than redeems in her ubiluy in loseu
ihe expenses incident to other opera
litnis Hence, Incui) of thooo ituprm
its of Mineral and Sionc, that a few
years sinre would not pay fur work
ing, may now be operated to advan
tage, and be made lo pay a large
per ct. to their possessors.
That mineral deposits, the exist
ence of which bus been known for
years have not been thoroughly testei',
tvould appear from the fact that the
Copper of Strafford, although once
xvorked, has been abandoned for some
years, xvhilo in the opinion nl sci
entific men, the sinking of a shaft lo
the depth of one hundred and fifty
In two hundred leet, as is done m
the Lake Supeiior region, might pay
well on the investment. Copper is
found here, not only in connci.tion
xviih Iron as p"rile, but native.
This deposit is now woikcd for Cop
peras nlonc, n large amount of which
is manufactured every year from the
oro dug xvhilo the mine was xxrouuhl
for Copper. Surface .Mining proved
unproductive here, as it does uvery-
xx here.
In Mining, ns in Quarrying, it has
been fully demonstrated in Kuronc
us xvell us in our own country, thai
the deeper Ihu t.hafl the better the
quality, and in the former more pro
diicuve This deposit is the out
crop ol a vein supposed to nxtund
for several miles, mid in the town nf
Coniith a bed of equal probable
rit'iniesss exists
I he deposit nf Galena ul Thet-
lonl, is an evidence that wo may
look nearer homo limit tlio Western
Stales ind Territories, for an article
that eniers largely into the nrls and
manufactures. This deposit has
been xvuiked lo some extent, but
hko the Copper of Strafi'ord. has, xve
lielievc, laeu abandoned
i lio Iron deposits of Brandon
and rlymuuth show us thai the
Mountains of Vermont arc "iron
ribbed" unci that there deposits aro
worked ut u profit, is demonstrated
by the furnaces they support, ami ihu
inanuiaetuies they send forth. Iron
has ulso been found in Troy, Col
Chester, Putney, Stockbridgc, and at
uoxoury ; in the latter place, in the
lorm ol Magnetic ort hrouiic Iron.
1 in has been discovered at Uov
niton under circumstances thai
strongly indicate its presence in
veins. This is one of the rarer min-
.-...i. . ..
cials of our country, and anv locali
ly xvnero it may b; found deserves
tho attention of a practical Geologist.
This, so far as xvo know, is tho only
instance where this valuable metal
has been found in tho Slate.
Native dold has been found at
Hridgewaler, in quartz, specimens nf
winch nave been exhibited rivaling
in richness tho gold-bearing quartz
ol Lahlornia. How extensive the
deposit may be, or whether in the
aggregate the quartz is sulhcicnlly
ricn to pay (or xvorking, has not yr
been proved. Native Gold hag also
been found in Somerset
Graphite or Plumbago, Argentifer
ous Galena, and Steatite or Soap
stone have all been found in various
sections of Vermont, inviting inquiry
into their extent and capability of be
ing xvorked to advantage and profit.
The Slate of Vermont lias receiv
d n large share nf public attention
the past few xea'S, olid Ihe Slalo
now being quarried by the West 1
Ciisilclon Slntu Coinpmy is primoiiii-
ed, by comiieleut juilues. equal to j
llio Wales Slate, ond must event-
lly supply us place in our markets.
But to the Marbles of this Statu pub
lie nltenlion has been for n longer
period directed than to the Mineral
resources she mav possesj, and each
year is adding to their value ami im-iin
porlancc. At no former period have' ably the wealthiest nat nn on tlio
her Marbles occupied so hili n place 'jjlobc; and although dependent to
in the estimation of the public, as all some extent on Europe now for Mar
the present time. This is partially ble, blale, rind some of tlio melals, it
owing to the increasing favor xviili
wliich all American productions are
being received, but mainly to tlio j
fact that, in the early history of her
Marble interest, she xvas offering sur-1
face productions to compete with
blocks furnished by the quarries of
huropo that have been xvorked to a
great depth. It is now proved that
for beauty of color nnd variety of
tyles as well as finish, xve aro able
to compete successfully with foreign
Marbles. The Marbles of Vermont,
are now worked lo tlio extent oi
nearly three million per annum, and
yet the demand exceeds the supply.
Among the varieties furnished am
the While, Mack, Itluo Veined,
Faxvn colored nnd Vcrd Antique
Of the White, there are several vari
eties and qualities, most of xvhicli olnnical Survey, we shall have accom
are coarse in texture, and consequent- pitched the object xve had in view.
ly iiiod but little, except for building Three thousand dollars, the amount
and sephulchral purposes. In the appropriated at the last session of the
past few years beds of limited ex- j Legislature for this purpose, maybe
tent of the hnesl White St ttiary
Marble have been opened, furnishing
an a r tide preferred by many sculp-
tors even to the Italian. I he lUack,
riclmess of color and fineness of
texture, equals any Marble of the
kind nt present worked. The blue i
veii'cd resembles nn Italian stone!
thai has long ben used for ornament-,
nl purposes, ami is being exleiuixely i
ued in its stead, ihe rnwn-color-
cd has lines of -brilliant black, and is
one nf Ihe most heautilul of Ameri
can Marbles. The Verd Antique i
recent discovery, nnd being a kind
f Maible but utile known in this
country, ilccrvcs a more extended
description. This Marble is of a
brilliant green color, embraciim ex-c-
varicly of shade, Irnui blackish
green In very light, with whilo inter
mingled in masses, cubes, anil veins
iving to many portions of the stone
brecci.iled appearance. As nn
Ornamental Marble, it is unequalled
by unv former dfecuvery in tins ..-nun-
trv l ivi.. ii n ..nrf..,.i
fac simile untie Italian Verd Antique
from xvhicli it derives its name ; and
has been pronounced by numerous
scientific men xvho have examined il
In bo the same in character mid com
position. Prof. C. U. Shepard. in his
Geological Itcporl of Connecticut,
says of ihe Verd Antique Marble:
I his precious Marble xxas original
lllul" I
ly
obtained as is supposed from;,,,,,, .i, ', r , .,
ri.essalo.iica in Macedonia, or as
somo innmlain, Irom Lacedemonium
in the Morcu.
ai present, uo even ,
, . . ., ,
it is only to be met with in small
fragments nnd scattered blocks, 1
among the ruins of Romqii nnd Elru-
can c. ies, ami so bcarcc uas it oa-, sul cU,, , nd when werQ fa
coma that its pr.ee... Pans is th.rly;,., :,. .,. - .
lollars tho cubic loot. Its use
ItH tun
therefore is very limited, and confin
ed only to the more cosily articles of
furniture.
Die Quarries of this iccently dis
covered Marble arc located in Itox
bury, on tho borders of tho Vermont
Central Railroad, nnd within a fexv
rods of its track. I rom n statement
recently published by the Americiu
verd Antique Marble Company, in,
- . - i
xvhoui these quarries belong, tvei
learn that the Company have nearly
completed ' large .Mill with ample
machiiiery, including u powerful Iin- er marry ngJln j Ha,),,', gi)u refusal
ginc. which will bo set at work tlioVVays to walk with any of the un-
earliest
posible day, preparing for
market the large quantity of blocks
quarried the past season. -
Judging from tho specimens al
ready exhibited, their favnrat.le coin
panson with the foreign article, to
other wnh that peculiar style anil
color, xvhicli has nlwuvs recommend
ed the Vcrd Antiq ic Marble for orn
amental purposes, and tho grenlly
reduced price at xvhicli it can noxv be
afforded, wu see no reason why
this Marble interest may not become
the most important and valuable in
the Slate. Wo understand the Com
pany havo already orders for several
thousand dollars xxorth nf the stone
tu bo delivered llio coming season j ing an elaborately xvrought chenn
Thts interest deserves the ulteiilioii, sette, drapery sleeves trimmed with
not only of tho caprtahit, but nf all,
xvho aro interested in the rcsourctsnf
Vermont, showing, as it does, that
beneath the slopes of her green hills,
lio buried productions us rnre and
beautilul as the sunniest climo can
boast.
The prejudices formerly existing lo
a great extent against American pro
ductions simply because American,
have always to a greater or less ex
tent retarded the developement ofour
resources ; but to the credit of a
more enlightened appreciation be it
said, this feeling is fast passing away,
and the prfeerence is now given to
an article of equal beauty and value,
precisely upon Ihe same grounds that
it xvas formerly rejected. The spirit
of enterprise, always ono of tho prin
cipal elements of American charac
ter, has demonstrated in the past few
yean, that in all the departments of
the useful arts and manufactures,
we are not dependent on Europe
either for Material or Manufactures,
The man who was forcibly ejected
from a house in Philadelphia u few
years since, for olTerin!; for sale
' black rocks' from the present coal-
bearing district of I'ennsylvnui t, tvilli
llio presuiiiptuoiii siatfincnt that
they xvoulil iiuru ami xverc vniuniio
for fire, has been fully nvenged. His
" black rocks areburning, and their
value everywhere is acknowledged.
The past history of our mines of
Gold, Silver, I'latiua, Mercury. Iron,
Copper, Galena and Coal proves that
many of these molals wo nru prob-
'requires no great stretch of imaginn-
lion to oeiiuve that the lime is not
distant when xvo may export more of
these articles than wcarc at present
importing. Already have orders
been received from Russia nod from
Italy that land of marbles, for
Marble from Vermont to turnisli tho
material for somo of their finest
xvorks of art, nud it is said the Czar
has an agent aheady hero coiiiiius
sinned to make still further purchases
from her quarries.
If in this brief, disconnected, nud
necessarily imperfect enumeration of
nine of the principal minerals and
quarries of the Slate, xvo but succeei!
in helping call attention to the ini
porlanco of this subject, nud nxx'aken
ing lo somo extent an inlcrcst in n Ge-
siillicient lor the operations ol a stn-
gle year. Hut ivould it not be inoro
likely to accomplish the oliject in a
thorough manner, were three thou-
sand a year nppropriated for three
'years:
This would bo a sufficient
amount
probably, and gixe ample
lime to do the xvork thoroughly,
while it would command the best
lalent the country affords. We
leave the question with those inter-
cstcd.
M.
THE WIDOW'S BEAU.
II r MRS. OAIIOLINK SOULR.
Serxicc had commenced in the
neat little s.inctuary, which the in
habitants of F.iiimnut had consecra
ted to the worship of God. The
minister had read the Prialni and I lie
Scripture lesmi, and ihu first line nf
the opening hymn. The eyes of Ihe
people tveie lix d intently upon him
r I .1 " . .
",'r ne wus n s0"'"1-
elrMiueiil prc.iclicr, but he was a fine
looking one too, ii"l thus cnL,!vfv",t.
oxunlli', ""ly lhcalli"iiu ol tho
true but of the false worshipper.
The house xvas very still tho clear,
melodious tones of the speaker were
the only sounds that throbbed on tho
balmy golden air winch the mid
summer Sabbath morn had brcaihod
into that holy place. The first sylla
ble of the second line was trembling
i:n. WrliPii ii ructlo nt tlin fli.nr
,ud . , .. , .
. ' . ,.,,. .., MW, lrn
e,, fr0(n le , , , broa( js,
x,n iiwin nix, iui nt xn iiiu "luuu IliaiU.
nm, w.1(chc(l wlih )nro wUm
rv interest the progress of the couple
A most searching ordeal were they
. " .
pew, immediately belorn tho pulpit,
what a nudging of elboxvs there was,
nye, and how many whispers too.
In vain sought the good, ihe sound,
the eloquent, the handsome Mr. B.lo
steal again the attention of hisheir
ers. They had eves nud thoughts
for nobody but Widow C., and Wid
ow C.'s young and dashing looking
attendant.
How she had cheated them )
Hadn't she said a hundred limes or
j more, ihat her heart was in theurave
f llir buried one;
thatbhe would nrv-
appropriated gentlemen of the vill-
tgo? Hadn't sho said she didn't
feel us if she could xvcar unythin;
but mourning? And in spile of ill
the protestations hadn't she come tut
and, all at once, dressed ull in xvltio,
and xvalked into church in broad day
light, leaning on the arm of a ymng
gentleman ?
Yes, indeed she had. Sho xvouln
have pleaded guilty to all
these
charges, crave ones asthev xvere, and
lo the last, too, hoxv many witnesses
might bo subpoenaed. She was ac
tually dressed in white, A beautiful
robe of India inul, lucked to the
xvaist. xvilh an open coinage, disolav-
drapery sleeves trimmed xvilh
the richest nf Mechlin l.iee, under- spread. Sho seemed all engrossed
sieves of tho same expensive maleri- xvilh tho bird's bill, nnd spoke to no
al, a xvhilo crape shaxvl, and xvhite one. Everybody wondered if she had
luce hat with orange buds, xvhite I heard what they xvere saying xvhen
1id gloves uud light gaiters; such , she came in, but her placid counlen
xvas ihe description every lady had ance soon io assured the most (ear-
on her tongue's end to repeat over as
soon as services
xvere ciosea. And
the gentleman he loo was dressed
in style. Didn't he xvear xvhite pants i first to do up the matter very delic
of the latest pattern, and a white vest, .alely, in so 'round about a nay' the
and a coat of satin finish,' and white 'lady should not suspect her of curi
kids too? and didn't he sport a mas- 'osity. So she began to praiso Mrs.
sivo chain, and didn't ho gaze ofien C 'g dress. ' Why, it is a real
and tenderly on the fair creature Tjo- , beauty,' said she ; xvhere did you get
side him? Ah, yes, he did so, and lit.'
there xvas no room to doubt. Wid
ow C. had cheated them. She had (
won a beau, laid aside her mourning, (
put on a bridal attire, and xvas agoing
to be married in church. But who
tho beau was, or whence ho cams,
was more oitiicuit to solve.
Service proceeded. The
choir
sang, the minister prayed and preach-
ed the people wondered when the
ceremony would take place. But to
their utter astonishment they were
lefl to xvonder, for xvhen tho bcnc- 1 did think and say so onco, but
diction xvas pronounced. Widow C, I have finally changed my mind.'
xvilh tho rest of tho congregation, ' You have, Im 1' Hero tho hear
xvalkctl quietly mil nf the church. ers nnd tho lookers on winked ex
When they reached the pavement, !io prcsiively at each other.
olTeretl his hand very gracefully, and ) ' But didn't you spoil your beauti
she pl iccd her arm very confidingly ful xvhilo dress Sunday night, xvcar
mi ill (i beautiful soft cmtl sleeve, , ing it way up there tu tho burying
and (hoy passed on.
What a nooning that xvas in Fair
mount I What a xvorld of conjec
tures, surmises, inrriirics and doubts
rolled over in the brains ol not only ,
gossiping ladict, but sober matter of-
gcmiemcn. I no iiko oi such a
thing had never occurcd before in the
annals of the village. There xvas
something new under the sun a la
dy hid n beau and nobody knew il.
Widow C. ! Didn't your cars, noton
Jy on llio right but on tho left, burn
ilmttlay? Ah, xvo xvonder they hadn't
dropped off surely they must hax'c
wen crisp and crimson.
Tho Itov. Mr. IJ. preached to a
crowded house that afternoon ; no
compliment to him though. Tho
magnet xvas in the poxv before him.
livery one xvas sure that tho xvetl
ditig xvoulil lake place then ; but
every body xvas sadly disappointed,
and if tongues had run at railroad
speed before, they traveled then on
electric wires. Tho minister might
havo preached in Greek that day,
and his sermon would havo been
quite ns edifying. But one subject
engrossed the village mind. Tho
widow's beau ihat was the topic.
It actually seemed, loo, as though
ihe lady tried to make all the talk
sho could. After tea, arm in arm,
with the hi range gentleman, sho
walked Ihe tvholo length of the vil
lage and axvay out into the cemetery,
aniriievcr returned till the moon xvas
high.
' A nice looking dress I guess she
had on,' drau led out old grandma
W , ns sho listened to the
xvidow's wanderings 1 i'm glad I
haiiit'got to wash it, ull dabbled up
as il must have been but I don't
suppose she thought or cared a xvord
about it, she's so carried nwny with
him. But I'll give hern piece of my
mind the first time that I have a
chance, bee if I don't. Cheat us ull
ihis way.'
But the good old dame began lo
fear, bj the next Wednesday 'nighl,
that she should never have the tie-j
sired chace. She hurried through I
her xvRshing on .Monday, and hobbled
ocr to ihe widow'sns s.oou as possible,
and niie of llio neighbors mini, Mrs. C.
and the gentleman went of in n car-
ri.ige, nobody know where, very early i
in ihe morning.
' Yet.
i.l nut
return until xi-ry l.tle in Ihe evening.'
Look out Widow C 1 your
character is on the carpet 1
If she knew it, apparently she
didn't care, fur the next day she
went a sailing with her beau, md no
(he next afternoon went xxiih him In
the slat. on house, and there not only
xvept ns she parted from him but
uetinlly embraced and kissed him.
'What, in broad day-light?' ex
claimed Grandma W . 'We
if I ever feed or heard llio hko on'l.'
Little Nell, tho old lady's youngest
grandchild, xvondered to herself if it
xvere any worst! in broad day light
man any other time. I crimps you
will xvonder ton. Wo do at leust.
There xvas a very large attendance
that afternoon at the weekly meeting
of the sexving society. Every body
xvent that could possibly leave home.
And what a chattering there xvns af
ter the hustle of assembling xvns over.
There xvas but one topic, but that one
xvas ull sufficient all engrossing
the widow's beau for llio gentleman
must be her beau, or at least he ought
to be.
livery body had something to tell,
something to xvonder about. But
suddenly every magpie tongue xvas
huihed, a universal stroko of numb
paly seemed in have fallen on Ihu
group, as looking up, they perceived
the very laijy about xvliom they xvero
conversing so eagerly, standing in
the door-xvay.
Good afternoon, ladies,' siid she,
in her usual quiet way. ' I'm glad
10 see so large and happy a gathering
11 is a beautiful day for our meeting ;'
and ihen she proceeded to the table,
helping herself to a block of patch
I xvork, enquiring for the sewing silk,
which having received she sat down
in tho only vacant chair, and com
menced hemming a very red bird
xvilh a yelloxv wing on to a green
twig, xvhicli latter had been hemmed
on to a qiiare piece ol while cloth.
and the whole completed xvas design
1 cd to form a twentieth part of a bed
i ful, and every one longed to com-
menccn personal aitacK.
r i i tir
Oid Grandma W-
was the
I bought it,' xvas tho quiet reply.
Here?'
No,'
Where, then?'
' In Nexv York, last spring.'
'O, you did, did you? But I
I thought vou wasn't coins lo wear anv-
' thing but black again.
Every ee scrutinized the lady's
'face this tune in March of a blush,
j but itcontinuid as pale ai usual,
whiles he answered :
ground ?'
I did not.'
( V,.ii rliiln'll
(III tell I
Uul how
could vnu help it? Theio
xvas a
xvonderful heavy dexv.'. .
didn't wear it.'
Here ivas a damper to the old la
dy. She had such-a long lecture to
read on extravagance, and she xvas
so determined to do it, too, when, un
fotiinutely for her eloquent strains,
Mrs. C 's dress had hung up
in her wardrobe all tho time, and sho
had worn nn old black silk.
After a time the old lady took a
fresh siart. Sho would not bo so
baffled again. She would find out all
about thai beau before she went home,
that she xvoulil. So sho began by
saying, 'your company xvent away
.1113 llltl lllllff UIUI' f, IIIVJ' i
' They did,' xvas tho nnswer, n xvee
bit of emphasis resting on, they?'
' He did'nt stay very long, did he?'
' Not as loin; as I wished ha hud,'
xvas the emphatic ansxver this lime.
And how tho ladies looked tit each
other. It xvas as good as a confess
ion.
' When did ho cotno?'
' Saturday evening.'
' Was you looking for him ?'
' I had been expecting him a fort
night.' 1 Why, du tell, if you had then,
and you never told on'l cither. Had
he business in the place ?'
'He had.'
. ' What xvas it ?' This xvns rather
more direct and blunt than llio old
lady meant to put il, nnd sho forth
with apologized by saying, ' I didn't
mean thai I I only thought that
4 I'd as lief ynu'd knoxv ns not,'
said the lady xvilh n charming air of
naivete; 'he came to see me.'
O, Widow C , didn't your
good nntne go down then? Bo care-
ful what you say next, or you'll havo
only a remnant of character to go
home with, ami remnants always go
cheap.
' Ho did, did he, and he din't come
for nothing else, (hen ? But xvas you
ghid lo see him ?
'Indeed I was. It was one nf the
happiest moments of my existnnce.'
' Well, well,' said the lady, hardly
knowing how to Cranio her nucntions,
'well he's n real "' Ic-oKliig man,
anyway.
I think so too, and he's not only
good-looking, but he's good hearted;
ono of the best men I ever knew.'
' You don't say (hat though ! But
is he rich ?'
1 Worth a hundred thousand oi
so,' said the lady carelessly.
' Why, du tell if ho is. Why,
you will live like a lady, xvon't you?
Hill ivlinl'e Ilia nntni. )'
II The old lady's curiosity xvas now
roused to the highest pilch.
j ' Henry Mncun.'
' Macon, Macon ! Why, xvasn't
! that your name before you xvus inar-
ried ?'
It xvas.'
'Then he's a connection, is he?'
'Hu is.
' Du tell if he is then? Not n
cousin, I hope.. 1 never did think
much of marrying cousins.'
' Henry is not my cousin,
' He isn't. Not your cousin !
But
what connection is he, then, du
tell
us now ?'
' Ho is my youngest brother.'
if theri' xvas ever rapid progress
made in sewing anil knitting by any
circle of ladies, it xvas by those com
posing this society, for the next fif
teen minutes.
The Improved Art of War.
Among the many nrls xvhicli the
conceptions of genius aro constantly
combining to perfect and develope,
is tho art of xvar. Every succeeding
generation seems to introduce among
us still more powerful and efficient
agencies for accomplishing the de
struction of our fellow ii.cn. A cor
respondent of the Cincinnati Gazette,
writing from England, givesuu inter
esting description of u fexv of the
xvarhkc engines which il is supposed
will contribute materially to the suc
cessful termination of hostilities in
tho great European struggle xvhicli is
probably about to occur.
One of tho most terrible of these
machines, ho says, is Wagner's float,
i g gun xvhicli is simply a longcun
grevo gun, do feigned to bo propelled
along the surface of the water in a
straight line, on the principle of tho
rocket, until it strikes the vessel ul
which it was directed, xvhen it thrusts
into its sides its iron head, containing
txvo pounds of fulminating powder of
mercury. When fire reaches this
reservoir, the powder explodes, blotv
ing a hole in tho vessel ten ortxxelvu
feet in diameter so laige ihat it can
not be closed up by any ordinary
method. This machine, says tho
writer, has been a long time matur
ing in the Woolwich arsenals, and i
noxv complotcd.und ready to go forth
on is mission of destruction. It can
be made available at a distance far
beyond the reach of any other gun,
and it is thought will be of service in
attacking the Russian fleet, when an
chored under the unapproachable
fortresses of Sebastopol and Cron
stadl. The correspondent of the GtMtte
also say, that submarine boat have
been to perfected that they can at-
Iar.li a burner to nn enemy's ship
without incurring tho least danger to
those xvho manage them. Large
numbers nf explosive balls havo been
embarked on board the English fleets,
nf such a nature as'invariably lo ex
plode whenever they strike the side
nf on enemy 'a ship, scattering on ev
ery side devastation, " death nnd
flames. Experiments aro also being
undo with an asphyxiating ball,
xvhicli does not kill, but paralyzes
an entire crew for several hours, or
until they are niado prisoners.
Txvo small steamboats ore build
ing, designed to carry each txvo enor
mous Paixhan guns. These vessels
arc built in tho strongest manner,
with oaken walls near six feet thick,
covered with n mattrass of cotton
one and a half feet in thickness, and
tip's again covered xvilh a sheeting of
iron and lead. Tho roof or upper
deck is covered in tho same way, so
as lo nlloxv tho bombs of tho enemy
to glance into tho sea xvithout dam
age. They are designed to bo bul
let proof, and bomb proof. These
ships nre to be sent nt tho proper
time into tho midst of tho enemy's
fleet, xvhero they will attack tho ves
sels nruund them, foro nnd aft, .villi
bombs throxvn buixveon xvind nnd
xvaler, at the same lime spriiilcimg
them xvilh showers of Greek fire.
It is believed that one of these little
vessels, operated by the labors of a
few determined men, might, under
favorable circumstances, destroy an
entire fleet of ships.
Thu English fleet is also largely
provided xvith balloons, intended to
carry inflammable materials to scat
ter over towns, villages and Heels,
when the xvind favors such opera
tions: and it is said that another in
vontion, xvhose results xvill bo still
more terrible than any of ihe nbove,
but of xvhicli the construction has
not yei been uiado known, is also n-
bout to be sent out to destroy the
tiussians.
A Modern Joan of Aro.
A curious story is told at this mo
ment, of a second Joan of Arc, xvho
has appeared in the Turkish army.
A girl named Gara, a descendant of
Sohmin Pacha, formerly Governor
of Apana, nn her xv.iv in Constant!
noble. Sho marched at tho head of
a corps of regular cnvalry ; many
persons tried to pe'suade her lo aban
don the strange enterprize; but noth
ing shook her courage or resolution to
combat the enemies of her country.
Some persons iho't to intimidate her
tii saving that it she was ueiuimmun
to remain in inn army sho mint give
a trial of her skill by an nssult at arm.
1 he Oovernor ol Adana, xviio xvns
informed of the act, ordered that the
young girl should be brought before
him, nud he asked her if she still
persisted in her resolutions. Sho res
ponded in the affirmative, and ndiTcd
that she xvould engage xvillingly in
the trial nt arms to xvhicli they had
said she must submit, provided they
xvould give her for nn adversary tho
harvest and most vigorous of the 2,
000 cax'aliors of xvhicli the detach
ment xvas composed. The combat
took place immediately, and after a
contest of some tnineutcs, the cava
lier chosen for her adversary xvns dis
armed by the young girl and declar
ed vanquished. The Governor or
dered that she should bo regularly
enroled, counted hcrdotvn ono thou
sand five hundred piasteis, ($75) and
gave the rank of office to her brother,
who served in an inferior grade.
Correspondent of the Cincinnati
Gaz.
Vermont Marble.
Wc have recently seen a specimen
of rich marble in the possession of Mr.
Coburn, the agent al Ihe Holestone
House, Filchburg, which came from
Uoxbury Vt. on the line of tho Ver
mont Central Railroad. It is equal
to some of the finest of Italian inar
bcl. Tho ground is black, with veins
of xvhite, light and dark green, yellnxv
und red, each distinct, xvhilo at the
same time tho several colors are sol
nvn.iicilltr lil. .1...I t,u nl.-...n.n 1.... I
V..I.H..UI uiv.iiuui.no if iiuijui l a ll'll -
monlous wholn. h..,itr..l ... I.elw.M
It exhibits spots so transparent as to
enable the eye to trace thu veins fur
neoily an inch under tho surface.
ing ouisioe o ,ne specimen mock
1tllli.ll .U CUT I7UU 119 UlUUUIll U pol
ish as xve ever witnessed upon the
lace ol lierman or Italian stone.
This is said lo be a fair sample of all
the marble got out. thus far; so it
appears ihat our own green hills are
beginning to vie xvith those of sun
ny Italy, in producing the richest and
most beautiful block of ornamental
stone in the world. Tho ubovo nam
ed company has just been formed un
der u charter from tho Legislature nf
Vermont, with a capital oft5150,000t
and is the second organized lor the
purposo of xvorl ing this quarry. The
first company has been very success
ful. Tho Roxbury Market is creating
quite a sensation in market. All ac
counts represent il as fully equal to
tho best specimens of the Italian, No
Stale in the Union has more subsjan
tial interna) sources of independence
than Vermont. Boston Timel.
Mom: Discoveries at Nineveh.
A loiter from Mosul, in the N. Y.
Tribune, states that a new palace
has been uncovered in the ruins of
Nineveh a palaee whose beauty ex
cel any yet found in Assyria. The
letter describe, the new dweovery :
" Huge morula ri compound, of
the lion, maa and eagle guard1 lbs
entrauees. The stabs are in tine
preterrarlofl', reamenling the King
and his officers at a Hon hunt, a, war
scene and n victory, a state proces
sion led by eunuchs, the King's cha
riot being drawn bv men, with altars
nnd priests and griffins, in fine, a pic
ture of Assyrian maimers nnd reli
gion as they wero three thousand
years ago. Tho workmanship ii
most cxqi isitc. Tho slabs nre to a
ilorn the xvjills of tht British Museum."
Fnoa asd Rat. A desperate en
counter took place between a frog
and a rat, at a brook near tho slaughter-house
of Urinh Wiggin, in'thia
toxvn a nil came tioxvu to tlio brook
to drink, and discovering a frog," With
force and arms" made an attack up
on linn, by making a firm grasp with
his teeth; no sooner did tho rat
mako his hold, than tho frog plunged
into tho xvntcr, dragging his untago
nist,witb,dliim71where ho remained
until the rat xvas compelled to let go,
and mado for dry land, closely, pur
sued by the frog. As soon as the
frog appeared abovo water ho waa
again attacked by llio rat, nnd a sec
ond time the taller becamo the sub
ject for cold water bathing. Till
leat xvas several limes performcd, uii
til the rat, from exhaustion and drown
ing, fell a prey. After tho frog'be-
camo assured that bis antagonist was
dead, he seated himself upon his car
ca's, xvilh nil the complaisance imag
inable, where ho remained for half
an hour, exulting over his hard won
victory. Voter Gazette.
Anagram. The following ana-
agram of Napoleon's naine, is trans
lated from a trench Journal, which
says that tho name is composed' nf
txvo Greek words, Nnpos nnd Leon,
which signify llio Lion nf the Des
ert. I ho letters ol the name, in
geniously combined, present il phrase
which olleis a singular analogy xvilh
tho character of that extraordinary
m;n .
1 Napoleon.
6 Apoleon.
7 I'oleoti.
3 Oleon.
'4 Leon:
5 Em.
2 On.
By striking off" the first felter of
this xvord, und pursuing tho same
course xvilh each following word, six
Greek words are formed, winch, lit
erally translated in the order desig
nated by the figures, signify Napole
on, being the lion ol the people, be
came the destroyer of citi-.-s.
(Slie loiu tlje 23ufa
BV V. P. WALTON.
"II, tk it by Iba PLar would ibilrs
IlianairutaitaitharMoLo or oaira."
Items for Parsiehs: Plain and
substantial clothing Donation par
parties, at the Clergyman's houses,
are becoming more and mora fash
ionable in our rural districts. The
internal value of the barrel of apples,
tho bag of pclafcs, tho pot of but
ter, tho tub of lard, and the hundred
other nameless but necossnry com
forts of house-keeping, aro indeed
good in themselves, to tho country
Pastor, but the kindness of heart
that dictates tho gift, improves the
flavor and doubles its value.
A lazy boy makes a lazy man, Just
lis true as a crooked, tvvig makes a
crooked tree. When a boy is old
enough to play in the street, he is
old enough to bo taught how to
work. But do not give him alt
work and no play. Give them ia
due proportion to the value of
each. Pond as a man is of
sight seeing, active life is the
great show ground for every man.
Ho that sets the best examples is
tho best citizon of tho Republic
Leisure is preeminently the prerog
ative of busy people. Lazy folks
f ,
I UCVer llftVO OOy
They dream they
1 "avo bllt " rae,ls avvay in ttietr
possession like ice in a heated oven,
The sluggard wants a day to do a
job in the active man, an hour
only. " John Taylor I if one of
your boys should say that he hon
ors his father and mother, and loves
his brothers and sisters, but still in
sists that one of them shall be
driven out of the family, what cas
you say of him but this, that there
is no real family love in him ? Vou
and I aro farmers ; we never talk
politics, our talk is of ox,en; but re
member this : that any man who
attempts to excite one part of the
country against another,1 is just a
wicked as he wquid be who should
attempt to.getiUp a quarrel Lot ween
John 'Taylor and his neighbor, old
Mr. Jno. Sanborn, or his othe
neighbor, Captaiu Burleigh." ' .
I was, said Daniel Vebster, ia
one of his dinner speeches, ten days
a member of the Massachusetts
Legislature, and I turned my
thoughts to the search for some
good object, m which I could be
useful, in that position, and after
much reflection, rintrodsieed a bill
winch, with frw'f8ril conssiit of
beih. Iwusss, fists uttaa kwsatV
is mv i law f tbe 8ta waoelt.

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