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Freedom : its Interests, its Rights, and its Honor.
CAItRl A ES A ft I S LEI fi II S
Carriage and Slciah Manufacturing will be carried on
by Ihe subscriber opposite the
Court House Square, Montpelier, Vt.
Those in want of wmant'd Carriage nn'l HUight,
will pe haps do cll to call and see what is being (lone at
the oid stand of Gi lmas i; Camp.
All orders promptly attended to.
Having purchased the
of the
Will continue the business at their ola stand,
where the business will ba conducted on tbo principle of
Smiill Profits for Ready Pay 1
In the name of
Alontpelicr, March 15, 1861.
iLPrillj o, 1GG1.
Wc have now Uic Largest, and
Super, Superfine and Extra-Fine.
Oil Carpets, all widths, Rugs & ITIats.
Which we offer at prices that def.7 competition.
f arpds Made ami pnt down in the best Manner.
J. W. BLLIS & Co.
A'fifi A levari fir A Ovarnn !
Patented in the United States, May ad, i860.
Adcpted to the us? of Prawing Horns, Churches, Chap
els and schools. This Instrument is superior to any oth
er reed inslrumeut ever invented.
Las ins. receirrd one nf th.wfl Oru-nus A.Q?ni.i t
nd will be phased to exhibit the Instrument a"t his Alu-
sio iitore to dernus of ht-aring if
miTE Subscriber respectfully informs his friends and
J. p.itron3 that he has removed to Montpelier, Vt., where
he has opened au Olltce in the Freeman Building, and will
Rive his individual attention to Ihe practice of the Liiwjin
iTashinpton and the surrounding counties. All business
entrusted to his care will receive prompt and efficient at
It'nlin. F. V. RANDALL.
MoSTPXi.iER, Oct. 1860. f2503m
Bmm vv. uiLJiJiiJtT.
li6.vl N0JITHF1EI.D, VT.
Sash, Doors and Blinds.
mepince to purchase the
Sash, Doors and Blinds
made of the best
and in a good
"Workmanlike Manner
is at the Factory of
Opposite C. H. WUtlrr'g mill, Montpelier,
Where may be found at all tiruss a good assortment of
Sa!;h, Doors and Biinds ; also, Tubes for Chain l'umps,
Eave SpCnt, ic.
Planing, Jointing, Grooving,
nd Tenoning done in the best workmanlike manner
Wliile thankf illy acknowledging a constant increase ot
custom for the past four years, I would earnestly solici
persons who reside in towns adjacent to Montpelier, in
want of the above articles, not to fail to consult me, in
person, or by letter, before purchasing elsewhere. It
jhal! be ray purpose to furnish good work at low prices.
Montpelier. March 1R61- 272
(Successors to S. 0. Hcrsey,)
Ellis' Itlock, ITIoiitpciier.
TIIK subscribers vc prepraed to execute any kind
1'icture made by the
hey offer their services with confidence that they can
ylcaseall who may favor them with their patronage.
G. B. DAVIS, Montpeler.
A. F. STYLES, Burlington.
239yl A.J. STYLES, St. Albans.
- !ftu' 6T. ALBANS.
A flush of green is on the boughs,
A warm breath panteth In the air,
And in ihe earth a heart-pulse there
Throbs underneath the breast of snow.
Life is astir among the woods,
And by the moor, and by the stream,
The year, as from a torpid dream,
Wakes in the sunshine on the buds ;
Wakes up in music, as the song
Of wood-bird wild and loosen'd rill
More frequent from the windy hill
Come greening forest aisles along ;
Wakes up in beauty as the sheen
Of woodland pool the gleam receives
Through bright flowers, over braided leaves,
Of broken sunlights, golden-green.
She sees the outlaw'd winter stay
Awhile, to gather lifter him
Snow robes, frost-crystall'd diadem,
And then in soft shower.-Jpass away.
She could notlove rough winter well,
Yet cannot choose hut mourn him now ;
So wears awhile on her young brow
His gift a gleaming icicle.
Then turns her, loving, to the sun,
Cpheaves her bosom's swell to his,
And, in the joy of his first kiss,
Forgets for aye that sterner one ;
0!J Winter's pledge from her he reaves
That icy-cold, though glittering spar
And lones her with a green cyma,
And girdles round her brow with leaves.
The primrose and wood-violet
He tangles in her shining hair,
And teaches elfin breezes fair
To sing her some sweet canzonet.
All promising long summer koure,
When she in his embrace shall lie,
Under the broad dome of bright sky,
On mossy couches starred with flowers.
Till she smiles back again to him
The beauty beaming from his lace,
And robed in light, glows with the grace
Of EJen-palacod cherubim.
0Karth, thy growing loveliness
Arounl our very.hearts has thrown
An undimmed joyance all its own,
And sunned us o'er with happiness.
Our Mothers.
It was a pleasant morning in May. Tho
usual exercises of the school were about being
entered on, when our teacher was called from
the room. After :m absence of a few min
utes, she returned, biii ging with her it, liitle
girl, whom she introduced to us as Emma
The child quietly took the place assigned
her, and the duties of the day proceeded as
Some weeks after this, before schooltime
ono morning, we were assembled on the green
enjoying ourselves in oar various games for
exercise. Helen Gray came up in great
haste, saying, " She had something to tell
us." With one accord our sports were aban
doned, and we crowded around her to listen.
She said that un the coming Thursday she
would be eight years old, and her mother had
told her that she might invito all Ler school
mates to take tea with her on that day.
".Now," said she, " be sure to ask your moth
ers, when you go home, if 3rou may come ;
and we'll have a nice time !"
Just then the school-beli rang, and it pre
vented any further remarks. Whilst study
ing my first lesson, I happened to look over
towards Emma Lee's desk, which was di
rectly opposite mine, and I baw a tear drop
on the book over which she was bending her
head. Another, and then another, fell. She
quietly wiped them away and continued
looking over her lesson. Her class was toon
called to recite. Every question that was
put to her was answered with her usual cor
rectness. Wnen the play hour came, of course the
birthday party was tho general subject of
Alter a few moments, I happened to think
of Emma, aud on looking around, I noticed
her at some distance from tho rest of us
al oik'.
1 went (o her and asked her what the rea
son was she wept that morning in school ?
" Why," sf.e replied ", lieu Heleu Gray
"'3 s speaking of next Thursday, sho told us
to ask our mothers it wo could come ;" and
then her dark eye seemed to grow still dark
er, as she said I have no mother to ask."
J put my arm around her neck, aid kissed
her. Child as I was, I felt that ther
re was
something sacred in Lcr sorrow,
In a few minutes she looked up and said.
'My aunt is very kind to mo ; but when I
hear other little girls speak of ihcir mothers,
I do so wislt I had a mother, too, to love mo !
I think I never would grievo her."
My heart smote me ; for I knew I had
grieved my kind mother that morning by my
She told mo that she did
her mother, as she had died
but two years old.
not remember
when she . wa
Tbc summons to resume our studies was
given, and we were soou busy with our books
again ; yet 1 could tot forget little Emma's
sad story.
Thursday, so much looked for, camo at
last, and wc all enjoyed ourselves very much
at Helen's homo.
Sometim s I thought I saw a shadow on
Emma's face, though she seemed to enter in
to the pleasures of the hour. 3ut sho was
never a merry child. have thought, since,
that it was the loss of a mother's love and
caro that made her quiet, even in her sports
She had no mother ? I remember how
long I thought of her after I laid my bead
on my pillow that Dight ; and I resolved
then and there to lone my mother more than
1 ever had before,
Have you a mother ? Thank God for her
untiring caro and precious love. Cherish
her tenderly ; for next to a Saviour's love,
here is the greatest blessing you will ever
know on earth.
13c gentle with your companions ; but, oh!
be very gont!c with the motherless for there
are many, very many such, and, when you
can, throw the sunlight of your love and
kindness over their sorrowful, clouded path
Novel Reading.
Tho Pittsburg Advocate has an article on
this subject, from which we extract the fol
lowing :
" The idea of a religious novel is a sole
cism, and unmeaning ; but a religious alio
gory is more descriptive and true a truth
figuratively represented, implying something
not literally expres cd. A religious novel is
equal to a religious counterfeit religiously
false and fielitious. We cannot conceive
that anything false or fictitious is rendered
any the better though qualified by the term
religious. If false. U remains false; if fic
titious, it remains so. ' Ileligiou is neither
fictitious nor false.
Then we insist upon the reading and pe
rusal of something true, real and substantial;
and, above all, would we recommend the
reading and study of the Bible. Its truths
are important. Let it take the place of nov
els on the table, in the hand, in the heart,
and in the life. It has none (ike it, and can
find no exposition nor illustration in novels.
There is no principle, tenet or theory in it
that a novel can throw auy light on. Error
cannot explain truth fiction cannot make
clear reality. The effect of novel reading is
seen in various directions from one stand
point. Wl.en wo contemplate time, though
difficult to define, it is of infinite importance,
and once gone ca.inot be redeemed. Our fu
ture happiness depends on how wc employ it,
and it is criminal to abuse it by anything or
in any way. That which will not tend to
our highest aud best interests ought to be
left undone. We can conceive of no way in
which time is more illy improved and so
wantonly butchered as in noul reading.
The sacred moments so iogloriously consumed
in the perusal of a fiction which renders no
intellectual or moral improvement, are gone
only to be lamented, but not to be repaired.
That which is designed for tho highest pur
pores and bet employment ought never to be
irifiingly used. On (he manner in "fhieh wc
spend time depends our intellectual improve
ment our moral culture and holiness our
tasting comfort and happiness. It the timo
employed in reading novels was devoted to
inquiry after salvation and holiness, there
would be a larger number of representatives
in Zion, and in her would shine the perfec
tion ot beauty more gloriously.
Terrible Things in Righteousness. IV,
King, writing from Athens recently, refers
to the terrible war of the Druse3 against
the Maronites in Syria, and says :
" Do you remember the history of Asaad
Ksh Shidiak, as published many ycais ago by
the American Board r Unco they led huu
out from his litilo cell, or dungt on, and pre
sentcd to him on the ono hand an imago of
the Virgin Mary, and burning coals on the
other, and ordered him to embrace either the
one or the o.her and he tojk the coals and
pressed them to his lips, and returned to his
narrow, filthy prison to di) ! Those coals
have now kindled a fire on Mt. Jjobanon,
which has consumed all the villages and hab
itations of his persecutors ! " Terriblo things
in righteousness." An avenging God is a
consuming nrc.
Revival in London. As a result of tho rc
inarkablo revival in London, of which we
have had previous accounts, it is computed
that the number of converts is not less than
250.QOO out of a population of 3,500,000.
Two-thirds of the distilleries have been closed
since 1830. Hundreds of persons near Rus
sia have refunded to the government the du
ties on smuggled goods. Lawsuits have
greatly diminished, aud in villages onca noted
for their profanity, not one oath is heard.
The Exhibition Palace of 1862.
This structure is to exueed its illustrious
predecessor in gran.Jeur, in beauty of design,
and elegance of finish. Tha main hall is to be
550 feet long, 230 feet wide, and 220 feet high !
Tho picture galleries, built of brick, will be
2300 feet in length, GO to 70 fret high, and
from 35 to 55 feet wide. The nave and trans
epts are to be 2200 feet long, 80 feet wide, and
100 feet high. The sheds and other necessary
buildings are planned on a corresponding scale.
The whole work must be finished in less than
one year from the present time, or by tho 12th
of February next. The Guaranty Fund, which
amounts in all to 350,000, is headed by that
truly royal patron of the Arts ond Sciences, the
Princo Consort, for ,$10,000. It is stated by
competent authorities, that the entire structure
will cost 250,000, or $1,000,000. It is to be
located at South Kensington. The building
will be mad3 suitable for permanently remain
ing on the site, and will in every way outshine
tho Crystal Palace of 1851, or any other struc
ture cf modern times, A writer states that
the great hall will contain a cubical area more
than ten tunes as laivre as that of the rro&t
transept of thellydo Park building, and that it
would contain five of tho centre transepts of
the present Crystal Palace ; its hight will be
unparalleled. There is a vast space to bo oc
cupied bv the world's products, its inventions,
manufactures, and works of art.
America will be allotted all the room she can
creditably fill, and it is to bo hoped that no
timo will be lost in making preparations for
having the country well represented in all the
departments. Many manufacturers may prof
itably exhibit their goods to the millions that
will be gathered here from all parts of the
world. It is, however, the American inventors
who will, reap the richest harvest of profit and
honor. There are a thousand inventions in use
in America which ai'3 practically unknown in
Europe, that could form ono of the most attrac
tive collections of tho exhibition, and tho pub
licity thus given them will amply reward the
exhibitors. Aside from those directly interest
ed m the exhibition, we shall expect tens of
thousands extra American visitors in 1802. It"
will be a good time for London and the Atlan
tic steamers. Even the Groat Eastern will be
able tj fiiul profitable eatpl.iyiujnt during the
exhibit ion year. London American.
Cultivate the Whole Man.
You dwarf the remaining faculties when ycu
develope one to abnormal size and strength.
Thus have men been great preachers, but un
commonly neglectful parents. Thus 'have men
been great statesmen, but omitted to pay their
tradesmen's bills. Thus men have been great
moral and social refoimeiK, whoso own lives
stood much in need of moral and social reforma
tion. I should judge from a portrait I have
seen of Mr Thomas Savers, the champion of
England, that this eminent individual has at
tended to his physical to the neglect of his intel
lectual derelopament. His face appeared
defiieicnt in intelligence, though his body seem
ed abundant in muscle. And possibly it is bet
ter to seek to develope the entire nature intel
lectual, moral and physical tl.an to push one
part of it into a prominence that stunts and
kills the rest. It is better to be a complete man
than to be essentially a poet, a statesman, a
prize fighter. It is better that a treo should be
fairly grown all round, than that it should
send out one tremendous branch to the south,
and have only rotten twigs in every other
direction ; better even though that tremendous
branch should be the very biggest that ever was
seen. Such an inordinate growth in a single
direction is truly morbid. It reminds one of
the geese whose livers go to form that regal
dainty, the pale de foie gras. By subjecting a
goose to a certain manner of life, you dwarf
its legs wings, and general muscular develop
ment ; but you make its liver grow as large as
itself. I have known human beings who prac
tised on their mental powers a precisely anala
gous discipline. The power of calculating in
figures, nf writing poetry, of chess playing, of
preaching sermons, was tremendous ; but all
their other faculties were like thelegs and wings
of tho fattening goose. Let us try to be entiro
human beings, round and complete ; and if we
wish to bo so. it is best not to live too much
alone. The best that is in man's nature, taken
as a whole, is brought out by society of his
kind. In one or two respects lio may bo better
in solitude, but not as the completo man.-!.
A Slight Mistake. A Frenchman having
hoird tho phrase, " I'vo got other lish to fry, "
very readily learned itsoipplioation. One even
ing, escorting a lady homo, and being invited
to walk in, ho thought of the abovo expression,
and excused himself by saying, ' I thank you,
madam ; I must cook some fish."
Agricultural Prospects in England.
The London correspondent of the Na
tional Intelligcnoer, writing March 29,
draws the following rather gloomy picture of
com prospects in England this season :
" People flattered themselves that, after
such a wet year, the frost would bring
the foil into a glorious condition of pulver
ization. Now we are told that much of
the young wheat which withstood thnimracd
mediate influence ef the frost, by being
snow-covered at first, is now found to be de
stroyed by the singular expansion of the soil.
First soaked and then frozen, tho soil has
risen so as to cut tho stocks of the tender
A great breadth of ground had ia conse
quence to be resown ; and aguin we are told
that the fortuues of the farmers hang on a
forvvaid spring. So far the snriDtr has been
vory boisterous, but the roaring winds are
ccriainly belter than a steady rain of some
weeks, or an obstinn to frost scaling up the
early year. The lambing season was looked
torwaru to with eagerness ss the supplying
source of mutton and wool ; but the season
has, in soma of the midland and southern
counties, been most untoward as respects both
ewes and lambs. In somo districts the rot in
sheep has destroyed many flocks. Thunder
and lightning in February have done as much
mischief as they usu'illy do in July, and the
wind has been more than commonly destruct
ive. Still the spting has come, and brought
with it many favorable circumstances and all
its encouraging hopes. The gardeners are
now more discouraged than the farmers.
Peaches, apricots, pears and plums are kil
led, they tell us. down to the old wood ; and
cabbages, broccoli and lettuces are swept
swept from the kitchen garden, and cherries
are to be things " hoped for, not seen." Still
the season is, immediately around us at least,
arher and much more promising thao was
tho last. All (he early flowers have appear
ed and flourished in thuir brief beauty. The
honey bees have been nearly entirely destroy
ed, and in rnanv counties not one is suppos
ed tojemain alivo.
lno song of tae biru is heard again in the
copse, and tho rooss are as noisy,as bu.y and
jtling in the avenue as ever. Iloneysuck-
les and hedge rose trees are full of tender
young leaves and incipient buds strawberries
promise well, and early peas are forward.
The farmer admits tbat the fodder has lasted
better than he expected it would, and says if
the grass is not very backward he shall get
tnrougti. jNobody is sanguine abcut tho
wheat harvest. We are assured that, under
the most favorable circumstances, it cannot
exceed an average crop ;!et us hope for that."
Lainpas in Horses. .
A correspondent of the Mark Lane Ex
press writes how a cure of this disease was
effected by honueopathic treatment, in the
case ot a valuable carriage horso :
The animal had been suffering from the
disease for sometime before the servant men
tioned that it was ailing. An allopathic vet
erinary surgeon, who was consulted, declared
that it was impossible to remote the diseased
fiart except by cu'ting and burning. This
we refused to permit, and began to treat it
with homoeopathic remedies, but, owing to
our want of skill, without any success ; the
horse became daily worse ; the palate and
gums were so swollen as to prevent the pow
er of mastication, and were like a white
sponge. In this emergency we took the lib
erty of consulting a clever homoeopathic M.
L). who advised us to try Rhus toxicodendron
A, five drops in half a pint of water, twice
day. In sixteen hours from the first dose,
there was an improvement in the color of the
gums and palate. The following day the
swelling began to subside, and in seven days
the t reaturo was quiee well, and has never
sinco that time (a period of two years and a
halt) had any recurrence of the ailment.
To Whiten Linen. Stains occasioned by
fruit, irou rust, and o.her similar causes, may
oo removed by applying to the parts injured
a weak solutiou oi tho chloride of lime the
cloth having been previously well washed
or of soda, oxalic acid, or salts of lemon, in
warm water. The parts subjected to this
operation should bo subsequently well rinsed
in soft, clear, warm water, without soap, and
bo immediately dried iti tho suu.
Pitting of Small Pox. A friend who
has been a sufferer from tho disease of small
pox, informs us that if when tho pustules bo
gin to appoar, they aro anointed with sweet
oil and limo water, as theso aro generally
prepared for application to burns or water
scalds, it will operate toprevcnt or allay all
irritation, and hinder the discoloration of the
cuticle and .the pitting which aro so often the.
accompaniment of this fearful disorder.
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