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Jtrn thfs aptr are jmclfsftrtr tftc ubUt rtrcw, -Brsniutfons, mata, EttoUc Creattcs, Ban&ruiJt&otfccs 22tc. of the Etaftrtr Stalw, 33a 3utUorft.
H. J3ELL, Editor and Proprietor.
YOL. VII .-NO. 45
by whom all ordcrs for printing, Books
Pamphlets, Bills, Cards, &c, ofevery des
tription will be neatlyandfasbionably cx
(cuted, at short nolicc.
Vlllage aubieribtrj 82 09
Mail -ubacribera 2 00
ladirldu-ils and Conpanlea who lake at the ofBce
$l73orl50 cenlt if paid in aix monlhi.
Cnmpamua on gtatre routea. . sfl.70
Tlia e wlm take of Posirilera . . . Q2 00
II not paid at ibeend oftbe year 2. 2S
No papera diaeontiniied until arrearajjea are paid
.ireplat.he op.ion oflhe propr.etor. fio pajoielt
i&irriera!Iowedxcptor(lere(l th-propneior '
All comminicationa must be addreaaed to tbe editor
Post Paid.
Iskovements in the Agbicultube. Arts,
'a.nd Pboddction of the Umited States.
Mr. Henry W. Ellsvvorth, U. S. Com.
ptssionerof Patonts, and at the hend oflhe 1
Patent Ofiicr, has reccnily published his an !
nual riport of inventions." improvements in
nacliinerv. in arts, in economical nrocesses,
to'etlier witn vanous slatistics ofpopula
tion. j.roduclion, 6ie.
We huve not secn the report, but wc find
an nbslrnct from it in the N. Yoik 1'ribune,
wliich Miuhs it to be one of gri at intercst
es tlirowin inuch light on the rcsources,
vealili, produclive puwcr, and the general
captbditips of thii cuuntry.
Wc cupy frotn the Tnbune as fullows :
Inilian corn mny be raised in the West
tt S3 per acre the cost of ploughing, plan
tin and tillinp, willi ihe cultivator and
ihen lumed into pnrk by nlluvving the hg
Is gather it tbe corn thus cnsting bui a
litllo over 6 centi per bmht l, (eari.) Hogs
m this nny may be brought without feedin?
lo3001bs., at which size, after taking ofT
the to liams, they niay be tried up by lln
new steaming process, and made lo yield nn
average of 60 por cent. of lard. By this
piocesa liogs may be made to nct in the
West S3 :u S3 50 per hundred instcad ol
81 5(. which is the average now rt-alized
for ihcm. A new article of lard of the pu.
irst white, very hard, and unallL-cK'd by thi
lical of iheclimale, isproduccd bv a recent
lv diucovcri'd proccss, ut an exlra cost ol
cnly half a cent per pound. Hogs mny be
e-.sily kept through tho winter by soinc
litlds ofrje, and allowing ihem to run nn
them. Tlius pork may bu prorluced in un
limiti'd qu niliiy at acosl nfSl per hundred.
Lard oil is now manufaciuicd in vusi
quanlitin ai thc West, and the business is
rapid'y ex'ending. It is rupcrior lo olivr
or aperm oil for machiucry, for the mnnu
ficiure ornooleiis, &c, and can be futnish.
ed at half the price. Up"n chrnncal nnal
vsis. it is found to bc scarccly difTercnl in
ili elrmer.ls frnm spcrm.
An incrcase of only one cent per Ib. nn
tbe prnd'jct oflhe pork mdc in the U. S.
nould amnunt to $30,000,000 per annum,
and more than this may easily be effectod.
If the skins of hogs were taken fT on kill
ing, the cost would be no greater than now,
the pork would taslc bettcr, and ihe ikins
would be worlh many millions of (IoIIhm.
Thb tristlfs, tno, are gnnerally wasled, as
they sliould not be. The foreign market
for pnrk, lard and oil isjust npening. and is
almoit buundless. Tho quaniity produce.l
Risy eaily be doubled, and its produclive
Eeis preall- increased.
A new mode of building cottngcs, or or
dinary drvellings, has lately been adopied.
Tho material is formcd by removing the
wil.Higjiug up the comtron clay, (wnich is
ahiuiit universal. especially al the West,)
fnixiii it with water and siraw, nnd trrnd
KS U intu rninar by oxen ; froin ihis brick
srcrmde if 18 by f"2 by 9 inches, or 12 by
7 by 5 iiiclic, m a plank r.iould, and truck
wiih a pieco of iron hoop. These brick
are dricd upon the ground, in 10 or 12 days,
hi!e ihe foundnfum of the buildinz i P'e
Prinf, nnd prairie wood sills or (which is
belliT) a course of slale laid, 6n which the
dried hut unburnt brick are put up, a &t
'n thickness ; the windows and tloors bping
pu' inas it procceds ; division v:dls, a brick
widr, or seven inches ; ronf ofshinnlcs or
thatch, pr-j?cling o foot or two each way.
J'he watls are ihtfn plastered with good
lime mortar, nnd a sucond lime with the
same, pebhlc.dashen ; the inside without
dasiing and ihe bouse is bjilt. This
house is very cheap, is arm in winter and
coa in sunimer. and affords no relreat for
vermin. iis walls are not damp, unburnt
criK aDsnroing no water. which the bu
beino- Dnrnn!. nrill rln R.,i, - k
be safelv carried nr. twn or ihr
almost fire,proof. and nearlv n. rl.pnn . .
an as a
n i and
be well
1 Lr . - ' " "
k cnuin, iin somo piaces more so,
in laata ceniury, if tho foundaiion
A new Wheat has been introduced from
this Mi'dilerranean, which ia impregnable
10 the assaulis oflhe Hessian flv and the
A new mode of Foncing hai been adop.
t'd : a Irench io rnn tvTih n nli.no-h nnd nostt
,et in it j a hevy furrow is then turned up !
ihem wiih a plow and scraper, maktng a
jicge of some two feet ; nbovo which three
''gbl rails are inserted inlo the potls, each
naving it( end sharpenad angularly from
na end to the othsr or rathar they are
ot tnguUrly, aad whn iourted to tbs post
xocily fit lo each other, just filling the hole "Then I have nothing to pay you: I wan.
In the post, andsojointrd that one can ted you tokillorcuremy wife didn'tcaro
hardly be removed without learing up the which and you have done neilher. Leave
post. This fence can be put up wiih unpre- my bouse, sir : you must be an impostor,"
cedented rapidiiy, and requires but nine
rails of half ihe weight to forty on the old Busiwess at Cincmnati. The Cincin
Virgiaia plan. Thts in.provement is cf nali Gazelle of a fate rfato- comnins the fol.
great value every whcre, but tspecially on 0wing :
ihe Wesiern prairies. Tlie 'po'k tason which cotnmenced in
i r.c expenmenu or ih last vear hare N
fully csmblished the practicabiliiy and prpfit
of making sugar ftom the sialk of the
maize or ludisn corn. The yield is 10 per
crnt ofsacchurine malter, while the cane
yields 81, and the beet bui 3
The siik cttlture is citablished in this
counlry. The American raw silk is admii
ted to be superior to any other known. Ils
prodaciion is increaainp in New E'jgland,
(Jhio, rennsyhnma, indiana, Kentncky and
Tennessee. One establishment in Ohio
34 hu.h.l for rOCOnn. nnrl nrofiia.
. . manuflielI.reI fi:.k to lh Hn.n. nffll .
- .., T
000 per month. One person there will feed
z.uvu.vuv worms next year. Very preat
improvcments m the business have becn
made williin the lasf vear.
Manufacloriea in New England are cn.
gaged in making chinizes hrahly credible
to the skill ofAmerican nrtists. They aro
said to equal the best Freuch goods of the
same kind, in taste of detign, slreng'h of
texture and culor, and are snld at the low
price ofl2j cents per yard, the usual cot
of French guods of similarquality being 37
per yard.
Thp Cincinnati Gazette slates that the
Lard Oil business was nevcr in a more flour-
ishiog condilion than at present Thcre
are four factorics now in that city, driving
he business successfully. R. W. Lee & Co.
keep ttvo gangs of hands constanlly at work
during Ihe whole 2 hours, one set reliov-
ing Ihe other at stated perinds. They last
weok cxecilted an order for Iheir Oil to ba
shipped direcrtoT'rance. Various improve.
ments in the machifiery and cconomy of
Ihe works daily suggcst themselves at all
the fuCtories.
Most Rhmantic Affiar ! Ttco Elipe.
ments and a Weddmg. About n year
sinee, a young man came to ihis city from
Bi-lchertoivn, in this SihIc, nnd entered a
dry goodstore in Washington streel as n
salpsman. His stradv habits and nitention
10 business won him tbe regard of his em.
ployer, while his rcspectful courlesy nnd
niaiily beauiy secuied the good favor of thi
hidy customers of Ihe storc. Among the
lallcr was a very beautifnl young daughler
of ono of our mnst respectable citizens. A
ort of telecraphic inlercourse was'establish
ed between the two, and it was not long bc-f-ire
i: wns followed hy n rpcular introduct.
ion nnd intimucy. We iliould have said that
.Mr B had inherited a small propeny
frnm his deeeascd parcnts, and this ma;
have been ofsume wrighl wiih the father
nnd mntlu-r of tbe young lndy, by whom tbe
oung man wassoon tegardrd as their fu
lure sjin-in-law. So matlers being arrang
ed, all wint "merry as a marriage bell"
when lo ! there nppeared upcn the carpet
nT dashing New York tailor, who proposd
to tbe fiilliL-r of the affianced girl, to remove
to New York, nnd enler inlo business wiih
him on a grand scale in Chnthnm street.
From the moment of this proponl the
prospccts of youuj I chnngrd the
parerils oftho young lady looked cold upon
him, and the poor girl was snon infonnrd
ihat she must dismiss Ivr smi'or, and nccept
ihe hand of ihe dashim: schneidcr, Her re
monstrnnces and lt:ar-i wero of nn avnil. and
her family prepnred to leave for New Ynrk.
Her old lorer, howevet, found means to see
!ier and p rsuaded her 10 elnpe wiih him
nnd oneday they rodu out 10 Dcdham ond
and there took seats in ihe acciiminodntiou
to Providence. At Providencc, however.
the stenmboat in which they had engaged
a passage lo Xxew lork was oeintneo Dy
foiz.and the falher of llie girl. who had orae.
how got wind oflhe n.!iiir arrived at ProW
dence, obtaincd possession or his fugative
The lover returned to town alone and dis.
pairing nnd the family oflhe girl removed
with her to Nsw York a few das Hflerwards.
In thnl city she was soon forced into giviug
a rtluclanl consent lo marry the tailor.
Every thing was arranged for celebraiini:
the nuptial-i in a mnst pplendid mBnner and
strance to sny, iho girl nppeared "nothing
I lonth." The ceremony was 10 lake place
in St. John's chapel, and numerous guesls
were invited In thenedding parly.
On ihe very day appointed for the mar
riage, however, the bride disapeared.
Thrre was as much 'racing and chasing' in
nnrclltl nf her nn nfirr ihc'last brideofiSe
ihurhu 'hut wi h eouallv bad success.
Ihe mean lime, the young lady, disguised in
mannitire.look pns-sageon board ihe sieam.
boat Cleopatry ond, arriving safely in Bos.
tou, without any adveniurc. was received in
tho arms of n faitbful female friend n mar
ried lady residing in Pleasent street, In
te'ligence was conveyed :o her lover, and
in company with him ana a inir cuin,.u.u..t
,i,,u,. nmmmil bridp, mada an excur
;nn ta Tlrntlleborour'h. Vl., where the nup-
I nal knnt wns hrmiy nea. I'0'.'"5'
! turned to Boston on Tuesday evening. and
we had the pleasure of nhaking hands willi
them and wishine ihem all mnnoerof felic
nal knnt wns firmW tied. The parties re
j n
them and wishmg
ity. Boston Times.
Kiix or CnRE. A giod story is told of
a sharp fellw who ptoinmed a qiiark OOU
to altend upon his wife through her sick-
ness. Kill or cure. "-"!
the qunck watited his money.
Whv." exclaimed thn man, in utter con.
sternati'on, "did you kill my wife 7"
"The Lord preserve us no!" wphed
the poor quack.
'Did you eun herT"
cupied the last three monlhs. Within that
time there have been cut and packed in this
city probaoly 250,000 hogs-, worth about an
average of hve dollnrs each, and tnaking
in allan oggegie value of 81.950,000.
This is tie value oflhe raw matcrial. The
commission, Iabor, sall, barrels, &c, aro
estimsted to be worth 87G0',00O more. ma.
kit.g thc whole value of the article as pre
pared for market. in the shape of pnrk, ba.
con, lard, &c. somelhing like tso millions
oj dollars.
The greater portion of this produce, has
been purchased and packed for foreign ac
count, and all of it for cash. About half a
million was for tho Enilish and French mar
kets now open for this spccies ofAmerican
produce for the first time. Should the ex.
perimcnl prove succcssful, a very imporiant
branch will have been ndded to our irade.
During the same three months, the a.
mount of Flour and Whiskey shipped from
Circinnati, has not been less than one mil
lion of dollars. These are also cash arti
cles, for which the produccrs have been
IViihout taking into considoration a great
variety, and valuable amount of othnr prnd-
ucls, which hae gone forwara from our
whnrves, there has been three millions of
propcrty sold in our maiket for cah, or
short exchangp, eqnal to ca-h, and for nrar-
Iv all of which exchangc on the castern cil-
ies has bren rieuotiated.
The Gazeiicf saystheonlv causeofem-
barrassme.nl is the w.tnt of a currency spe-
cie being about Ihe only mediuni ofcx
chnnge ; the cxpenje of trnnsporiing and
insunng which bulky commodity being bur
densome in the extreme.
The bill which bad pnssed ihe House to
rcpual this Law, was, on Saiurdav, Feb. 25,
passed by the Senale, by a strong vote, ond
if tanctioupd by the Presidcnt, the law will
become a dcad lcller. All casscs of Bunk
rupicy in pnigress orall uliicn had been cn.
tered previnuj 10 th6 abrogation remain un.
aflected by the repeal.
V ith 10a many evils attendant upon the
operations of the haw, there are momfold
blessings, anu many hearls have bet-n glad.
tenedby the nrivileaes conferred bv ihe law
No les probably, than 30.000 individuals
nave tuken the bent fit of it most of whom
were the proper subiects of mercy, while
-lome, dnubileas, who meriled different trcat
ment, have claimed privileges designed on
ly for thc unfurlunalc.
Ihe nuinber of app'.icanls in Vermont is
nparly 1700 nnd about two third.s have been
liischnrged. -Thosu who have ben dischar
gcd are rplenscd from all Irgal obligalions lo
pay the debts due bv ihcm al the tirao they
applied fer tlie benefit of the law, but the
mnral obligalions remain unchangpd. For
nn honeat man nothing farther than moral
ubligation is npcesary to inducc him to pay
his just delts and no one but a rogue will.
if he can spcuro thc means, refue to pay
nll ihe debls ho owes even though the
hankrupt law mny screen him. He will
use ihe liberty he has acquired to obtnin
the means to meet his suspend-d debts
And public opinion will require of everv dis
charged bankrupt that he fulfil his moral ob.
liyalion; and 1111 man vill deservc a charac
ter for cnnirnou honcsty unless he makes all
possihle efTorts to discharce them. Mercy
has been shown liirn and now let him show
his sensc nfjtistico hy paying an pquil pei
cent to nll his cicditors so fast as he can
command the means. This is expected nf
every hnnest man. In the credit ot somr
who went into bankrunlcy carlv. it cnn be
naiil, they have ilready cnmmcnced paying
ufTiheir old debtifmm hich they will for
so dning, es'ablish fur themselves charac
tt-rs for hnneslv more valuable to them than
mnncv, and mon honorable lo tbeir children
We kr.oiv of such men in Vermont. Such
linuld be encoumged and Iheir conduct
markedly apptnvpd. Calcdnnian.
"WnF.RE ;t Capt. Schixley!" The
London (llube thus answers this olt-repeal
ed iiiterrogntivc;
Capt. Sfhinlcy who, some short lime
since, eloppd wiih a young lndy of 15 years
nf age, from Ihe U. Slates, and which nlTair
at ihe ttme caused considerablo excilement
in America, from the circumstances atien
ding it. and a noliceof which nppeared in
the London journal.-, is at present rcsidini:
at Suiinam, where he fills the oflice of Judge
nf her Mnjesiy's Slavo Commission Cuurt,
but inlends lo relurn, as the Ambrican pa
pers state, in conequence of the ill henhh
of his lady, and will then take the opportu.
tiitv to cndeavor to.bring about an amicable
reconcihalioii between himself and Mrs
Schinley's fnmily.
Tho nroperiv of which the lady is enlif
. 1 1 . sn nnn rinii nA.
about 52,000,OUU. nenr ouu.uuu,
: r rg' ar:r r 1 ;
t I. nrH ,lflai n 1'itl.
for this gallant son
cnp.uref It is be-
- -
of Mars to ulorm nnd cnpi
quralhed to her underlhe will ofher grand.
f.itlipr. iha lale Gen. O Hara. Ihe fen'
nsylvania Litislature passed an acl setting
aside this legacy. and giving the revenues
to the irustees. It is most pmbnble, if the
law thus pnsed be corrrctly represented,
that tho lady'a ollimnie right lo he proper
ty is fullv conceded, and only preveuts her
claiming it until she becomes of age. At
the time ofher eloprment she rcsided at
Mrs. ingliii s Seminary nt 3taicn tiiiano.
Cnt. Srhinlev. immediatly after his nup'
tails. came to England, and was 'h his
presented to hcr Mnjesty on his appoinf
ment. He has been twice a widowei.Jiav
ing married first the nice of Lord Fife, and
secondly to the second dsughter' of Sir W.
Pole. Barr.
The French, it apnears, hare taken pos
scsion of this Island, in default of $ 1 0,000
black mail, levied by thc authonties of that
nation. The Bosion Advcrtiser says, in
relation to this malter, we have seen Ict
ters from the American Consul at that i.Iace.
Mr. Blackler, to Sept. 11, from which we
lcarn that the French Admiral, Dupetit
Thouars, arrived there on the 6th. and made
n demand on the Tabitians, of the sum of
810,000. in reparntion for nbuses, and for
a guaranty for their future adhereance to
tteatics. It seems that they iromediately
entered into ocsociations for the surrendcr
of the sovreicntv of tbe Island. Four of
the Chicfs on the 0th signcd a paper to that
effect, but the Quecn had thcn rcfuscd to
sign it. At tbe last date, tho question of ac-l
knowledgmcnt of thc sovreignty ofrrancs
was supposed to be settlcd, as all demon
strations of hostility had ccased, but Ihe
French flag was not yet hoisted. The
Rcine Blancho was at Tahiti."
From the Knickerbocker for Dee.
iSlill fond and tnie, thougb tredded long
Tbe bard, at ere retired,
Sat raujin j o'er the aonual long
His home'i dear .Miue intpired:
And aa be 'raced her virtuu now
Wilb all love'a rernal glow,
A ciay hair from 1 il bended brnvr,
Like Ctded lcaf from Aolurao boagh,
Fell to the pa;e below.
ife paased. and with a mournful ra:in
Tbe aad memcnto raiaed,
And long upon iti ailTery tfheec
n peQSiTe ilence gazed;
And if a sigb eacaped liimtben,
It were cut rtrange to aaj,
For Fancy's faroritcs are but roen,
And ho e'er fell the atoic nhea
Firsrconscioai of decayl
Jost then a aoft cbeek preaaed hia on n
. With Beautv'a fondrat tear,
And sneet wordabr albed in awecter lone
Thua murmured in hia car:
"Ah! aigh not, loretomark the traee
Of Time'a unparing nand;
It waa not manhoo !'a oittvrard grace,
Tbe charm nf fjulileaa form and faee,
That won my beart and hand.
'Lo! dcarcat. tnid theae matron locka
Trin-faled with thine own,
A dairn of siltery lu tre mncks
Tbe midnight they hare known:
Bnt Time to blighled cbeek and treai
May all hia anotra impart ;
Yet hall thou feet tn my rareaa
No ebillof nranin tenileineaa,
No winter of tbe beart!"
"ForgiTe me, deareat Beatrice!"
Thi grateful barJ rrplied,
Aa nearer and with tender kiaa
He prened her to liia side;
Forgire the momrntnry ter
To roanhnod'a faded prime;
1 ahonld hare felt hadat lliou lieen near,
Our hearta indred hare nonght to fear
From all the fruiti oftime!"
From the Ladya Book.
iHocrti Scrbftuttr.
The losof fricnds.'conlinued Mr. Parks. I
is thc most hnpcless, the most hcat-rcnding
of all afHictious. Whatever favoumble
chnngcs may take place in our condilion.
H"pelrss, indced. is our pcrsonal loss, neara anytnmg saia aDoui 11 mai I,lrs-; picd, were allofan nmnible chnracier ;
our personal sorrow,' said Miss Sumner ; Bcrry was rich ; for Icannot conceive how, an(j sh0 ycci herself in some dcgrcn to
' but amid it all, there is an unspeakable an establishment like hers could besuppor-j (m jnflUence ofhcr siitcr Ehzabclh. Yet
jnyinthe transition ofa dear friend from , ted by a poor widow.' Jaftcr all, she is the child ofimputse ralhcr
earih to Heaven !' ' By a poor ie!doie-no, nor any one else!' . ,han principle ; nnd notwithslanding all
' Unquestionably ; and from your remark said Mr. Eaton, langhing. ' But who told f,er attracttons, she ia ihe most uscless crca
Imust supposc that your cousin Ieft this you that Mrs. Berry was a widow V . Jture alivc.'
world in the bright anticipation of a bet-1 ' From your question, I suppose no one, j , jjul from whence cnmc Ihe superiority
ter.' i said Mr. Parks looking np with more visi- o(- llcrctia V inquircd Mr. Parks.
Emphatically so. For ourselves, we ble astonishment than he often betrayed ; ; . gupcnorily in what V dcmandcd his
must mourn the loss of one so dear and so ' yet as I have never heard either Mrs. Ber- rr;cnd.
good ; but when I think only of her ; that ' ry, or any one else, speak ofher husband ; . n pr;RCipp, and in bolh clegant nnd
her many trials and sorrows are over ; that nor the daughters, nor any other person, uscrul mental acquirements,' rcpliet. .Mr.
all her tears are for ever wiped away, I feel speak of their father, I knew not that my parIt3i
a deereeoferatitude that Icannot express.' , conclusion was so very extraordmary ! j Mr. Eaton hesitatcd awhile, and then
' JJoes your uncle participate in these.
' Not so much as I could wish. Hewas
not as familiar with his daughter's causes
of sorrow as I was, and therefore cannot as
heartily reioice at her release from them.
He is well-nigh overwhelmed by his loss.'
r. AtY. fi,;. f,m;t;nn
him to leave you to perform the labours of
iiih iiiv u(,kiui at luuiviiuii bvtiJ ti uui
the shon alone 1
1 ... ..
t i : J . .1 l. : iri .t.
AnH nn rnn nnt hnd lt irkrani tn Tf.
turn to these duties, aftcr such scenes as
J . .
i IWU . f-"
Not more , than nn.
1 y-.
Parks, I feel it to be almost
teariui 10 iive in a woriu nne tnis, maue up
of such incongraities 1 Mortal, and immor
tal, our time, our attention, even our afTeo
tions, are divided between things of eter
nal moment, and those that pass away like
a shadow.'
' It is a happiness, however,' said Mr.
Parks, ' that even the most apparently tri
vial things of earth may be made subservi
ent to our eternal interests.'
'Itisa happiness indeed; yet all these
things appear so trivial after attending at
the bedside ofa dying believer, that it is
difficult to realize their actual importance.
Yet my dear cousin, in her last days, oflen
spoke of our worldly employments some
what as vou have iust done : or. at least,
i she said that they need not, necessarily,
who; ne ueer muuigca iiimseii ai uic uuvn.ii. .,J
expense of others ; but he is so lost in grief, ' Most assuredly I did not ! and how could She is past all hopc ; n perfect compound
that Ipursuade him, when possible, toteave I TI have never seen the slightest mter- 0f artificc, deccit, arrogance and sellish
me bv mvself.' I course between them never met him at css ! .... .
leadusto forget and neglect things of high-Pcrhaps you can now understand why I nnd as Mrs. Bcrry undcrstands making ev.
tt importance. She once instanced the dare not marry Diana why I said I had no t ery one's dnughtcrs useftd excppt her wn,
DroDhet Daniel. who. thourfh nrime minis- 'taste for becominir a slavcl' she found it verv contenrent lo send Mary,
terofavast empke, found-ample time to
worship hisCrcator; andl shall never for-
get how she lookcd when she-atMed-'Dan-
iel opened his window towaf d JerusaJem
16 pray: happy are we that we can open
no window from whence we may not look
toward Heaven !' '
Before Mr. Parks had time to reply scv-
eral vnnno- tarlies r.amp. in. anil snon after
he retired.
Hisfirst lebure hour he devoted to Mrs.
Rprrv nnd her dancrhtprs. Unfortunate v.
ashe deemedit.he found them in the midst
01 a group
a new mtcrest
ncrson. or
nf thntr HTrlncirp eA(ip(v nnrl tn finrl ttiotr
attention dividcd betwixt ourselves and oth-
crstendsto make us formal and rcserved.
Mr. Parks was little more than a looker-
on for the short time that he remained in
Mrs. iierry's panour ; Dut tie was pieasea
tAii ).tlvl. ,nrl hnr H-,rr),orc
paid the customary tribute of respect to
their deceased relative. bv assuminir the
habiliments of mourning. There was, too,
a change in their manner. True, there was
no appearance of sorrow of grief except,
pcrhaps, on the countenance of Diana ; but
there was a scriousness, a gravitv that was
quite new ; something which sh'owed that
the fcelings were chastened. All this plea-
sed him ; and still more was he pleased by
the answer ofl.ucretia, when he asked her,
apart, ifhe should meet her at Mrs. 's
Dartv in the cvenino- I
O nn u-.ns hpr rpnlv. ' vou know we
tinrf vorr rorpntlv lnt n friend !' 1
1 1 1 - n 9 - . . 1
This dccorum this rcgard to thc pro-'terruptme. When the little misses were
prieties oflife this delicacy for thc feel- old enough to go to school, Eliznbeth wns
ings oftheafflicted, comported cxactly with pcrmittcd lo go also ; for rrom the period
the views ofMr. Parks with his sense of ofLucrctia's birlh. tbcre had becn nlmost
...u.t TT ,,-or,, roflortmnlan entiro sfspension of her school educa-
on what he had heard and secn. He was
gratified to see the Miss Berry's in a new
position ; gratified, that in every position,
their deportment was such as he approved.
Hitherto, all that he had lcarned of them
served to increase his general approbation,
his particular regard.
One day, as Mr. Parks and Mr. Eaton
were walking togethcr, the lattcr made
somc remark concerning Diana Berry.
' I have long looked on that young lady
as your future wife," said Mr. Parks.
' What could put such a thought in your
head V asked his friend ; ' but rest assured
you are mistaken : it will never be.'
' Why not! do you not like hert"
' Yes.' was the frattk rcply, ' I like her
bettcr than any young lady in the world.
I think her peculiarly amiablc and nitcrest
ing to me, fascinating; nevertheless I
should not dare to marry hcr. To speak
honestly, like her as well as I may, I have
no taste for becoming a slave 1'
' Not dare to marry her 1 How do you
mean V asked Mr. Parks, who seemed not
to hare heard what his friend last said.
' I mean,' was thc answcr, ' that with her
habits, her notions, and brought up as she
has been, my income must be altogether
inadequate to the dcmands that would be
made on it.'
' But with her fortune added to yours,'
said Mr. Parks, ' I should think that every
reasonable wish could bc gratihcd.
' Her fortune !' exclaimcd his friend witb
cvidcnt surprisc.
' Has she not a fortune!' akedJUr. f arks,
or is the propcrty all tlie motncr s 1 aaii.
C.Cll II 11113 1UI 19 lllC IrftU., oiiuuiu
Bcrry have a daughter married, shc would
unqucstionably endow her well.'
Mrs. Berry! The property all themoth-
cr's !' repeated the astonished taton. Jn
the name ofwonder, what do you mean 1'
j ' Just what I say,' rcplied Mr. Parks. ' I
have alwavs sunDoscd for oerhaps I never
1 111s comcs, mio m. wwu
heartily at his fricnd's amazemcnt, which
was not unmingled with chagrin ' this
comes of your wise habits of never askmg
questions about people. A prctty, serape
you might have been drawn into! And so
you did not know that the Mr.erry who
Wppn the varietv store in street,
j -
where you have so often becn, was the hus-
I oanu 01 our mis. jocny, aw .u..... .
- 1 t-i- ,
T n.mi nnn lliann '
' , , . aj Ar T?
tne noUSC. excepx on lue CTCUlli" nncn
whole town was tnere. auu you, iui,
ton, must be mistaken, for the Mr. Berry
of street has just lost a daughter !'
Afnt n-rtninlv hp has: but whv does
that render it improbable that he is Mrs.
Hfrrv's husband 1"
' You do not mean to lntimate, saiu mr.
Parks, ' that Mrs. Berry has lost a aaugn
ter, and the young ladies a sistcr 7'
I mean to assert,' was his fnend's an-
swer, ' that Mrs. Berry haslost zstep-daugh'
ter. and the young ladies a Anf-5sfCT-.
. . . .i t
labour, supports tne siyie x uave wmiesseu
at her house V
' I do assert it,' answered Mr. Eaton ; and
I also assert that the deceased daughter wasl
l doomedto labour assevereas her fathei'B.
The amazement otflir. raiKs cominuea tor gome time i have just had, 1 will be icvcngca on you, it
moment to increase. x "cu jou snence ,- uui nnth;n!r I die the next hour r
... ....... n - .1 . ,, .i.; , : . .-i, hnvf- lolu me notlllUK I . . . , t
'said he " tnat tnai uir. uerry is uic -aii inismuojv- - Uon t be nngrv. Liit.. sam uiana, nor-
of her, whom I supposed awidow; of Mary bumner. mnther think to gain anything bv threatonin. i
',indefatirrabletoil.Asunceasino:! All about her issoon toia. "cr,m","c' hnvpIofl much refrard foranv familv.tosav
'And the poor dependent niece, said
Mr. Parks pursuingms own train 01 thought
without ansyering his friend; 'it seems
that she, too, is doomcd to a liie of toil, th.at
the others may repose in clegant idleness !'
' The dependent niece ! Do you mean
Mary Sumner V asked Mr. Eaton.
' Who else could I mean I' said MrParks.
' But Drav.' continued hc. in a tonethatbe-
trayed some little impatience ' pray repcat
no more of my words, but tell me at once
somethinp- about this stranse tamily.'
.'I will,' said Mr. Eaton, because fbrso
familipfi in niir rnuntrv. wherC the hlisband
and father drudges on in pcrpetual servi-
tude, that his family may live in thganl t-!
dlcntss, as you call it. But to my story :
Mr. Berry married his present wifc, when
JMizaoetn, man nis oniy cnna, was mne or
tonvpnro nM Ir5 Bprrv urtis and is mst I
like a whole host of other womcn; good-
tempered enourjh
n, 11 notning crosscs ner
will; and kind-heartcd cnongh, if nothmg
comes in contact with her selhshness. 1
have heard my mother say that until she
had daughters of her own, she treated Eliz-
abeth passably well ; but from that period,
till the children no longer needed care of
that kind, she was an overwrought nuncry-
' Whcre was her father !' dcmandcd Mr.
Parks indignunlly.
' Attending to his business,' nnswercd his
friend : ' and El znheth was n swecl tem
n sweei iimii.
Butdon't in-1
pered, un omplninin" child,
Hewas!'in. I his, however. did not last long ; lor
htr mother found her so tery useful ntlhome,
that she ci.tild not sparo her. From thnt
time to tho period of her last sickness, sho
was as faithful a domestic drudge, as nny
family was ever blcst with, filling all t.fficca
bv turns senmstress, laundress, chnmbcr-
maid, cook and nurse.'
'Ican respect .Mr Berry no longcr !'ex-
claimed Mr. Parks.
You must and will,' said Mr. Eaton,
for he is very every way worlhy of respect.
I'he fact was. his daughter never coinplain
ed, and he sufiered himbelf to be hoodwink-
ed. Heanng nf no tinkind or unrcasona
blc usage, he suspectcd nnno."
He cnuld not be ignnrnnl," said Mr.
Parks, "that she fillcd only the place of an
upper servnnt from her being excluded from
"She wns not excluded from society,"
said Mr. Eaton. "For the gny and fash
innnblc circle in which hcr mother and sis
moved, she had little rclish ; but heraso
cinles weie among the firt, both in respcc
labiiity and rank.'
But she had no education,' remarkcd
.Mr. Pnrks.
'Hcr mind was much rnnrehichly culti-
vatcd than either Lucrelia's orOirnu's!
complish.nents, ndorning her person or in , ". spoke vnlumes nga.ns. her.--ny
soccly. Mr.-.Berrv designed ihat kcr I he longer he thought, tho more he com
nnr,l,.,.r,;hoUId have fi'nished ed.ications ; anJ 'nrcsUpxle the moro f.dly wn
hut shc fell into thc mistakc which is so ,
cotnmon to vulsar minds, that tiscfulncss !
anogeo . m, a . ,.. ,.
, cducation of ihe voung Iadies is
llluru uriiiiaiii nmn ouhu
'With Mrs. Berry Ihnve nevcr becn ! ? j "' ' -.
parlicularly pleased.' snld Mr. Parks ; but hnppy as t.sual pursuing her owr. p.ens
wi h such it mother as yon describe hcr to , W wh.lo l.cr .f r w.,s ly.ng s ck- .rk
l I J-i,n hlr tr,r..ln.ml,pr
Ut) 1 LUlllO' imuwgiun" " -- o
became what they are so amiablc, and so
well principled.'
Tho MMfineZf ol Uiana, .ir. r,aion rc
lonking nis incna iuu m . -.,
rj0 you WISh me to speak the whole truth 7
or a"re y0U too much in Invc to bear it V
. wcre I ever so much in lovc, answered
Mr. pari;St ihe ru:i w just what 1 should
wjsh to lcarn.'
, . Wcll then, I will speak frcelr. And 1
il,;nIc thnt awar from her mother and sis-
- -
ter. and undera good influence, Diana Ber-
ry migui tu-i .
1 , . Ki,r I .,i-rtin. never!
: - u In v,-l v wnrnan
. ,,ir. i -j - r -
. li . ,nMn wht VAll av !
hc inquit.
- jo juu wum j .
) I
not onlv mean what I say, but knoto
that I sav truth. ller only pnncipie oi ac-
tion, is to secure her own ease, her own ad.
vnntasrc. and to allain
I... ..nrt. I.'t
who will suffer. Pride and setfishness are
. her dominant passinm ; and to graty .
f these, all her artificc and deeeit c'
into exercise. You know notning m
she h by what she oppearx.bcyonu tne ine...
'cxternals. ma ;
i I. IM t-
wuo wu3 - . ....
I three years since, anu c" '..;
under tno care ot n "-- "
ty valucd at two or three ; I
Sbo went torwide in her uncle s hmiiy..,
who is somo two years younger than Drana
of all sorts oferrands, especially to the storc.
By this means, Mnry attained the knowf
edgo of Mr. Berry's inccssant labour; and
freqenlly when she was in the shop. would
assist him in folding goods, and services of
that kind. Occasionally, as sho bccamo
a little acquainted with the busincs-s sho
would wait on a etwtomei ; until at Fength
she became her tinrle's rcgular nsistant
Mr. Bcrry never fclt nblc to keep n rlprk.
anu mary s ncnrt acnea wnen e mmew
ed his unrerohling toil,
Beside this. shc
Ehzabeth in her labonrs; hut hercousm
peremptorily snid No. If she once took
ln herself any houssbold ernploympnt sho
would cscapo from it, only by marrrage or
Poor Ehznbelh ! said itlr.
Pnrks. I
nm heartily glad she
has received hcr own
Again the friends walked on m sifenee.
nnd ognin the lilencc was brokcn by Mr.
Parks. who said
Your opinion of Lucrotin Berry, my
friend must bethe result of prejtidico Her
choice of books proves hcr taslo and her
principlcs. In this rulo I have nevcr been
And what kind nf reading does she pro
fcrl' nskcd Mr. Eaton.
Mr. Parks mentioned tlie works in which
lin hmt sci-n her enwed. and which wero
; - - u-- .
nlwaya lyinj; nenr hcr, rcady for iiiC.
Snares, gins, nnd traps. my ucar leimw;
rely on it l' said Mr. Eaton. ' 1 question
he added, whclhershe has read n hundred
pges, exccpt light pnctry, nnd lighter tiov
cls. until wilhin a fcw tnnnlhs pa.it, sincc
she cmcrged from the schonl.rmim. And
so well do know hor, thnt I wuuld n'.t feni
lobet my right hand, that theso very lilf
woredisplayed to entrap n friend ofminc,
whose name 1 will not rnenlion I'
But,' pursued Mr. Pnrks. hcr manner
is pcrfectly consislent with tho prim-iplcs X
have bcard hrr c.xprcss. How will you ac
count for this?'
' Did I not tell you, in the oittset, oftho
depth of hcr nrtificel' said Mr Ealon.
' She is thorough. There is a prccision, a
cirr.umspcction nbont hcr, very tiiiiunial. I
must grnnt, thnt Lucrplia Berry sin with
Kreatcr dccorum than any youn lady I ev
pr knew ' Sho nevcr forgets Lucretia Hrr.
ry for n singlo inslant. Gny or snd, plonsed
or dii-pleascd. frowning or smiling. yofinhlo
or rcserved, all all is done for cflurl. But.
my friend,' ho nddcd srriously, ' ymi need
not take my word concerning hcr real char
nctcr. Sludy hcr for yourself ; yet bo n t
in haste lo betray an atlachment townnl
hcr. cven if you feel it. In a mattcr nfso
much conscqucnce, yon should lake nniplo
lime to besntisfied. whelher her princip'c
nre, oraro nnf, such asyou have iippn.iptl
them to be.' With this the fricnds pnrlcd.
tt hen Mr. Parks had time fnrcalm reflec
tion, he found that tlip principlcs ofMiss
-1- , , . , .11 1 1... .t.
ho convineed thnt his friend had spoken
only the truth. The rccolleptinn of one
circumstancc slruck him forciblv. Efiza-
. ,5 WJ, whcn , mrk. htatmr.
' ting cnll at Mr. Bcrrv'!, provious fons jour-
- . f - . , (
UftlO ilcnin I 1 no masi was torn a..y
fhe mask was torn
and Mr. Parks was a free man.
It might be sorne four or fivo weeks af
ter thc prcccding conversation between the
two friends.that Ihe following short dialogun
took place betwixt Lucrplia Berry nnd hpr
sisfer. The lorincr was sitting by hcr work
Inblc. nnd the latter standing nenr, took up
a hook that wns lying upon it. It was a
toluine of Sloore'a poctry.
So you have done studying Milton, and
returned to Mnore!' said Diana. Siiccps-
sivclv slie looked at the three or four book
that lay on the tnble. PraclicnJ Piety.
too,' sho ndded, has retrcated to its fonncr
hiding place ; nnd Fenrlon has gnne t Ijcar
it company l By the way, Lu., what has
bccomc of Mr. Parks. He has not been
hcre for an nge !'
You had bellcr ask him why be has Ieft
cnlling on us.' said Lucretia, wiih a pcculiar
sinile, nnd a look of much tnenning.
Diana look steadily at hcr sisti r for a min
utc. and Ihen said Now Lucretia, you
need not try to make me believe that you
have froiened Mr. Parks away, for I know
betler. You strove toengnge him with all
yourpower, and I nm sorry you did not
iuccced, for I'likc him excccdingly well.
But for somc cause or otber, he has taken
himself o(T.'
I rcpeat it.' said Lucrctia.with precisely
the same look as before, 'you hnd btllor
nsk Mr. Parks himself the rcason ofhu
Lu., you arefoobad !' exclaimcd Diana.
Yn.i dcceivcd me. But I will know for
' certainty the true cause why Parks stnys
rm:.i tn wnlk wt h
. j EatQn hjs ar,ernoon and i will nak
, . ,
Lucretia s countenance instantiy grew
i.j.btnrk ns miilniwht. Shutltnff hcr teetll
firmIy ,0ether, while hcr eyes flashed l.Chl-
.":,. Diana Hcrrv.if you brentl.H
aWc f Mr Ealon.that b. nrs the shad.
ow of resemblanco to tho convcrration wn
or do anythir.g that will disgrncc- it ; but it
I does vex me, lo have you suppose you can
l00k me into the bclicf oran untruth. As l
before. vou strovo toengnge lt. P-'

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