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a arfftls Journal, Bcbote to Solftfcs, 3teratttre. ajjrfculture, iHoraltts, Cfcncral JSntclUBtntr an jfamits ftcatjtnfl.
H. JBELLj Editor and Proprietor.
MIDDLEBURY VT.-AUGUST 2, 1843.
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AGRICULTURAL.
WOOL AND WOOLENS.
Il has becn a standing accusation against
ihe New Tariff that it did not sufRciently
proiect the Wool-growersof this country. j
Because a pcculiar kind of coarse WodI, nei- j
ther grown nor rivaled in tni country, was j
aiimilted at a low duty, it has becn rouiidly i
usscrled lliat Foreign Wool was admitted
at a little or no duty. and the Manufacturer
alone protected. Notv the fact is very dif.
fcrcnt from this. The New Tariffis moro
tringent against the importation of Wool
ihan any former one ; and, although the im
portaiion of the very coarsest and poorcsl
Wool for negro cloths, &c, is pcrmilted at
a vcrv low dulv. yel the total inporlntion
of Wool has been far less since this TarifT
wns adopted ihan ir, any previous correspon
tlina period for many years.
But agnin: While Woolen fabrics are
Inwcr now, than they wero before, Wool has
alcanccd ticenty-Jite per eent. This is nd.
mitted by the Journal of Commerce. which.
n adrnitiing, undertakes to confuse and
snctr down the facts, as follows :
- Wool. Among the articles which feel
he impulse of prosperily is Wool. A vcry
ljrce proporlion of the new clip has been
bought up, and during the opcration prices
hae advanccd five lo sevcn cenls a pound,
or something like twenty- five per cent on
the prices of lhe spring. Certainly this high
TarifTof ours is a great thing for thn coun
try. To bi. sure, tho Tariff men brag ihat
ithas niade every. thing cheaper but they
only mean manufactured good not Wool
fnr to have a Tariff make Wool cheaper
would displeaso the farmers; and it is plain
that il cannot be so, for Wool is really rising.
Il took nearly a year for the TarifT to get
ijuite hold of the Wool ; but as soon as its
influences were fiirly felt, we seo the con
srquences. Tho fact is, that Wool has been
cheaper in this countty than in Europe; and
as the pcople of Europe only ship to this
country lhe odds and cnds of thing,
afier lhe markets are rcgularly suppliod.
caring nothing for prices, and ralher in fact
preferring to sell cheap for the sake of kill.
ing our sheep, nothing but lhe Tariff has
prcvcnicd ut from having Wool given tous,
which would have been ulter ruin. But to
bc more sober; it i r.ot worlh while to cx
pccl that even the Tariff will raise Wool lo
tho prices which it has borno in times past.
The boundlcss West is upou us in this, as
in Oil, Lead, Copper, Provisions and Flour.
Wool can be grown cheaper on prairirs at
a dollar and a quarter an acre, than on East
crn hills at ten dollar?, or meadows. at fifty
or a hundred. We shall grow Wool, as we
fnt Pork, dig Lead, and as we shall grow
Hemp for lhe world. A Tariff to proiect
us against tho West is what lhe farmers
want. The enemy is behind us."
The Jcurnal is welcome to its dull jokes
and its poor sophistns, since it admits the es
. fpk., n.'rr :
time to make itielf felt in business of the
country that Wool cannot raise to the high
rates it once bore, since sheep are cheaply 1
rrown on the ere.at prairies on the Weet and '
South-West, and money is less abundant and
more valuahle than formerly and that the
natural effect of efficient Protection is bj
briogins the farmer and manufacturer near-
er cach other, and thus simplifying and
cheapening tbejr exchaflges of products to
raise the price of Agncultural staples, and
at the saine time reduce that of .Manufactui- j
ed fibrics all this is well undersioed by the
readcrs of the Tribune. Ifthe Journal of
Commerce has any that it can confuse or
stultify by its half-facts and small witticismj,
let it go ahead . N. Y- Tribune.
From the Rutland Herald.
WOOL AND THE TARIFF.
Mr. Editob, As this is the season when
salts to a large ainount are made in that sta
ple cominodity, of which Vrrmnntcan boast
of producing more in proporlion to her pop
ulation, or extent of territory. than any other
State in the Union, would it not i well to
caut'on the producers of this article, who
are certainly entitled to the benefits of the
higbest prices, to beware that the manufact
urer and the speculatordo not get the van
tage ground.
.Jside from log rolling and offlce seeking
politicians, all polilical parties In Vermont,
are satisfied with our present judicious ta
riff. A tariff which the wriler ofthia article,
allhough a lccofoco, in the common accep
tation of the term, cannot directly or indi
rectlj vote for ita repeal. Nor will the
yortbern and eastern member of eitber party
for political, or any other purpose, dare to
unlta in the next Congress, with the dorai
"Wmj iniolenc ofthe south, to check, and
ultiinately prostrate, the hopes, the enter
prise, and the energies, of the free labor of
the north, ivhich at this moment are just star
tinjr into new life, from the prospects ahead.
To drown all doubts floatinp in the minds of
the wool growcr, and ot which the nianulac
turerand gpeculator make a hobby, 'that iti
conseouence oftbe next Conzress havine a
democratic majority, the repeal of the tariff
is ineTitaDie' l would ask, was lhe passage
of the bill, a party or a sectional measure i
Did not whigs and democrats indiacriininate
lyvote for and against the passage of the act?
Did not whigs and democrats equally come
to the rescue? Are not the democrats in fa
vor of a tariff for revenue? Is the present
tariff anything else than arereoue measure?
And are not lhe proceeds of thesales of the
public lands wben tbrown in insufficient for
the support of our national sovernment?
Under this view of the subject, (the cant of
pany poiuuians ani iany presses to ine
contrary notwithstanding.) are not tb3 pros
pects of the wool trnde cheering in the ex
treme? The benefits to be derived from
the present tariff, are begun to be felt ; as up
to the present time, a large surplus both of
the raw. and manufactured article, ovcr and
above the wants of the American people,hare
been in market. That surplus has gone in
to lhe interior, and is about used up. Little
or no wool, or manufactured woollens, have
been imported since the passage ofthe pres
ent tariff. Some of both have actuallv been
exhorted. This, together with the fact, that '
the United Stales do not raise wool enough '
for her own consumption, that the old clip is j
iicnnjr nurKeu up, tne new clip begun upon,
and that both faclories and business men that
have for several years Iain dormant, arcnow
brushing olTihe cobwebs and arousing with
the strength of a Herecules, to new life and
vigor. Who, therefore can doubt but wool
will very soon command a fair price? Not
withstanding the assertions of some of our
wool buyers in writing to the manufacturers
' that wool cnough can be purchased in
Hutland County for twenty five cents per
pound. With a knowledze ofthe fact. that
the manufacturcrs do not as at former times,
purcnase large quantilies ol wool atany one
time ; but only enousrh for nresent use. and
thereby saving the interest of money they
mieht liave invested in a larce surnlus over
and above their immediate wants. Know
ing also, that money in abundance can be had
in any ofthe Atlanticcitiesongood security,
for 5 per cent. Where' is the farmer that
will sell his wool for twenty-five cents, or
even thirty. No brother farmers, we cannot
raise wool for these prices, and all that is nec
essary at this time, and until higher prices
are offered, is for the farmers of Kermont to
aay, we do not want to sell. C.
Rutland, July 6, 1843.
publish the abore article at the solic
itation ofa penllemnn who is known to us,
and is what he professes to be a locofoco in
his politics anil a farmer. We may ndd
moreover that he is a genlleinan for whom
we have no other feeling than that of re
spect ai d in whnse character we have seen
much to like. We do not feel competent to
adyise tbefarmers of Vermont as to the prop
er time of selling their produce, and indeed
we have found tliey need but little advice from
any one in regard to matters of policy. To
this highly respectable and intelligent class
C. himself belongs nnd therefore his sujges
tions are entitled to consideration. With
his views in tho above article we in the main
inost coidially a?sent. We do expect great
things from the operntiona of this much obu
sed nnd we fear ill-fated tariff. We thank
C that, while the locofoco press are litcral
ly deluging thecountry with their 1 free-trade'
doctrines and are assailing this 1 Black tariff1
with all vehemence, he has the bonesty and
magnanimity to gire his voice in its iavor.
We will only ndd that we cannot answer his
questious in any way to Drown our doubts,'
as to the danger of trusting this tariff to the
hands ofthe Locos. We think Locofoco
politicians ' dare' do almosl any thing in the
wayoftrade. We cannot forget ihat but
one Locofoco in Congress from New Eng
land, on its final passage, voted in favor of
this bill, while eyery one from Maryland,
Virginia, North Carliana, South Carolina,
ffiabama, Louisiania, Tennrssee, Kentucky,
Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Ohio, Indiana
and Mississippi, voted against it. This was
comin? to the rescue,' with a vengeance.
RuU Herald.
TARIFF.
The Salem papers say the shoe business
at Lynn, was never more flourishing and
prosperous thsn atthe present time. Every
workman is fully employed, Hnd wags have
risen to the average which they have main
taineil for the last few years.
We have in this fact ancther cvidence of
the beneficial effects oftbe tariff. Had it not
becn for tbat measure, boots and shoes from
France and Gerniany would have flooded
this country, and those who are now employ
ed in the manufacture, at high wages, been
compelled to work for low wages, ortocome
upon the parish for support. And yet we
will venture to say that two thirds of the
Lynn shocmakers are Locofocos, and direct
ly hostile to tbe system which puts tbe bread
inio theirmouths. So inconsistent is human
nature ; so ungrateful aie the mnss of man
kind to those who aie their greatest bene
factors.
Had it not been for tbe stand taken by tbe
Whig party ir. Congress in bebalf of the ta
riff, the condition of this country at this
time would have been wretched in the ex-
treme. U be worthy Lecofoco sboemakers
of Lynn instead of receiving their 2 per
day, and jTartaking of ' roast beef," or wbat
ever other comforts they may have a taste
for, as they now do. would eithpr hrpn thrnivil
outof ernploy altogelher, or if employed,
been paid but a mere fraction of what they
are now paid. Is it any more than just ihen,
that they who passed the tarirT should call
upon those who are especiallv benpfitinl
it, and requcst their support and encourage-j
ment to perpetuate tbe same? I
The tariffis threatened liy its opponenul
would be to commit an art of such utterand
inexcusable madness, as has hardly been par
alleled in the history of legislalion,yet when
we reflect upon the total abandonment ofall
principle and all regard for tbe welfare of
tbe nation, which hath over and over again
characterized the legislation ofthe Locofoco
party. we cannot conceal theappallingtruth
that the continuance of the present tariffis
greatly endangered by the present aspect of
affairs.
The next house of Representatives will,
in all probabilitv. contain a maioritv nf Ln.
cofocos; and although the Senate will prob:
aoiy cuiuain a small majority ot wnigs yet
it is to be feared that a few SoUthern Whigs
in that body cannot be depended upon should
the question of repeaUne the tariff actually
come before them. The danger which threat
cns the tariffseems therefore to bn imminent;
nor do we well see how it can be warded offl
unless by the spontaneous rising of the
friends of protection in such strength as wo
know they possess, and in such manner as to
compel, if possible, their representatives not evenmg a sadder, if not wiser man, inly de
to sacrifice their country and its interests 'ermined that he would make but one more
for the sake of making Calhnun or Van Bu- effort for Julia's hand, and, if unsuccessful,
ren the next President ofthe United States. be would think no more about her; 'for,
Troy Whig. Jthought he she is too proud for Charles
" " ' " I Graham. pvpr in Iwntne his wife '
r- Several Woolen and Cotlon Facto -
nes near fbiladelphia, whh have been
kept .dle for the las: two years, we are hap
py to learn. are now in full operation, one of
them turnmg out 14,000 yards ol Goods
wKiy. x ne same en.ivemng ano cneer- 0f attending her to thesleigh.rido on Thura.
ing tntelligence comes to us from nearly J,jay evei "
every quarter. And to what cause sball wei . vvVll r :4 r i-
atlribute this great change in busin.ss ! Is . Whv v f-f B
it only a mat.er-of-course affair. or i. it tho ' U'tUV EP ' vi AnD' yU
"ruinous" tvorkings of the .ccursed ta XrP l!f ;Ie3.8l',ke,-vayunBman
nffr Otwhen will people cease tobe a,feVVleV'l x , .
humbugced! ' we",I don't care ifheis; Ishan'tgo.'
MISCELLANEOUS.
.
THE PRAYER ON BUNKER'S HILL.
by mbs. l. ii. sigournby.
During theBauleonBunker's Hill. a nerab!e
clergTmu knelt on the field, wilb hands npraised.and
grey head nncotered, and while tbe bcllrts whistled a-
ro?.lh5,Vpraied f",ff ,aax" ef h! comPauiou
and the delireranceof h.s country.
It was an hour of fear and dread,
High rose tbe batUe cry,
And rouod in beary Tolumei, vpread
The war clood to tlie aky;
Twaj not, as when in riral strength
Contending nations meet,
Or lore of conquest madlj hurls
A monarch from his seat;
Yet one was there, untwed to tread
The path of morul stnfe,
Who but tbe Satior's flock had fed
Beside tbe fount of life.
He kelt him where the black smoke wrealbed,
His bead was bowed and bare,
While foran intant bnd he breatbed
The agony of pnijtr.
Tlie colnmn red wiih early morn,
May tower o'er Bnnker's height,
And proudlj tell a race uoborn,
Their patriot faihers' migbt;
Bnt Ukju, ob pa'mrch, old andgrey,
Tbou prophet of die free,
Who knelt among the dead tbat day,
What fame sball rise to theet
It is not meet that brass or iton?,
Which feel the Uracb of time,
Shonld keep tbe recortl of a faith
That woke thy dred sublime;
Wa trace it on a tablet fair,
Which glows when stars wax pale,
A promif e tbat tbe good man's prayer
Shall with bis God preTail.
From the Olive Branch.
JJttlfa SHrrton, or tltc Coqutttt
UuntsheU.
' Did yoifnot receivo a letter billet from
me on Wednesday ?' said Charles Graham
to Julia Merton one winter's day.
' I did,' repled Julia, 'but Charles I was
unfortunately engaged.'
' That was unfortunate indeed,- said
Charles sorrowfully, but why did you not
send me an answer to that purport?'
' Well, really, I forgot it in season lo send
it by Ann when she went to school, and
you know that is the only way I have to
send to you - but I will not forget it again.'
This conversalion occurred betwecn
Charles Graham and his cousin, Julia Mer
ton. Charles Graham was about twenty years
of age, a smart, active young man, and a
xankec withal. Hcing born in our own
happy New England, and also of poor pa
renlage, he inherited much ofthat quality
which constituted a thorough Yankce.
lharles knew all that he could possess in
this world hc mustgetby his own industry,
and, like a man of true spirit, hc began to
buffet Ihe billows which rose against him
and already had col above water. He had
the advar.tage of an excellent school, which
he attended for twelvc winters copstantly,
and attho time of our narrative, noschofcr
could go before him in the clcmentary
branches ot learning. But a cloud passed
ovcr his prospect. and threatened to engulf
him in an awtul calastrophe.
Charles Graham fell in love. Being from
inlancy n constant companion of Julia Mer
ton, he had unconsciously fallen into the
mlre, ahd ere hc was aware, he sank nlmost
beyond the reach of hope.
Julia Merton was a bright eycd, rosy
chceked girl ol eightcen. and was juit what
some folks call a coquette.
You may smilc, dear rcader to think of j
a school-girl being a coqutte, but it is so.
I have attended school a great rnany win.
ters mysclf and such mincing. such partial
ity, such scorning some young men and
shyness for others, I never saw in any place.
But to return to mv story.
I say Julia Merton was a coquette. Ycs,
she was callcd so, and she must have been
one of course. Formed bv nature wilh a
pretty face and rosy cheeks, together with he left the study of law in Philadelphia, he
a lively look and ngrecable disposition, sheiremoved to the' far West, where hesettled
made sadhavoc wilh lhe hearts ofthe young in the practice. Hisargumenttive powers
men of her acquaintance. It was just such and thrilling eloquence, soon won for him
a girl that Graham fell in love with, and it a standing among the firsl lawyers of Ihe
was rcported in the village, that if Charles country ; and noone had ever heard him
uranamcoum not win juii ierion,nuooay when he pleaded Ihe cause ot me wronged
.mu n... -i i r r.. i . i r ,. ?
could.' But alas I no one can forsee fu
ture cvonts.
Charles had been partial to Julia about a
year, anu u wason tno eve ot a grand ball I
in the 'village, that he sent her a billet to I
affnnft her Ihpfp hllt Jlllin e.Uiul .:,U Rll
..w. . , . tn.i&cu n lut u ux i
of coquetishncss; did not even deign to an-
swcr it. It was ori this occasion that Ihe
It was oii thia occasion that lhe
above tonversation took place.
Charles returned home that afternoon j
wnn soiuu oiigni tuisgiviuga vi ucin, dui ,
they wcro soon banished. That evening
he waitcd on his sisler to the ball.
Julia was there, and was the merriest of
tbe party. A gentccl young stranger was
hor parlncr, which gavo Graham no slight
uneasiness. A proud sraile of scorn was
upon ber brow as she now and then glanced
at Soor Cbarles. He returned home that
j It was at the close ofthe school one dnv
(he same winter. that one ofthe scbolars
handed Julia Merton a nole. She opened
it and read. 'Charles Graham's compliments
to Miss Julia Merton, and requests the favor
ven, 1 don't care if he is ; I shan t go.'
I suppose you will answer his billet,
.then?'
' I shall do as I pleasc about that,' replied
Julia angrily.
I The sleigh-ride came and passed, but
Charles did not carry Julia Merlon ; and
again he was seen wending his way over to
Y"' Ju 1
SIt"ng OOVfn by the Slde of her. in a Sd
j tone he said ' Julia, I have Come to bid VOU
farewell ; to-morrow I leave the villaeel
,,.'. p. , , ... ... S
start is it not 1' returned Julia, slightly col
oring. ; It is.' said Charles ; ' I did not think of
going until yesterday.'
' Oh ! I undcrstnnd you now ; you are
going on account of my notcoing with you
last evcning,' returned Julia laughing.
Oharles hesitaled a moment, and then
said, ' Well Julia, to confess the truth, thnt
has something to do with it. Julia, I did
think that you loved me once, but I have
had my opinion altcrcd in regard to it.'
Have you, indeed ; Charles, and he
stammcrcd a few words in reply, then bid
her farewell.
' When will you come again V said Julia
laughing, as he left the rooni.
' Ncvcr !' was lhe reply.
As Charles slowly proceedcd towards his
home, he thought he would never think of
Julia Merton again. He knew full well,
that she was a coquette, and if she did lovo
him she was then too proud to acknowlcdge
it.
Ann Merton, who bad hcard ofthe intcn.
ded deparlurc nf Charles, was just returning
from school, and when shc saw Charles she,
sprang forwardand caught him by the hand,
ajd exclaimed- Oh, you naughty Charles,
to leave us so ! what will Julia do when you
re gone? Sho will cry her eyes out about
you.'
' Julia docs not love me enough for that.'
said Charles ; ' she will be glad when I have
gone away.
' No she will not ! She lovcs you Charles;
but she is too proud to own it.'
' I will never ask her to acknowledge it,'
replied Charles.
4 Oh, don't say so, Charles ; you know
that wc nll love you-and why, then, do you
say so? I know now ; you mean to pun-
rsh Julia for using you so. tVow uharles ;
I will tell you how to do. You go off, and
Julia will feel terriblv ; and I will wntc to
you,and let you know all about it; and then,
when we have punished her enough you
will come home again. Wont that be cap
ital, Charles?
I shall not record the answer of Graham
to Ann's proposition, but only say, that tho
next week, Charles was on his way to the
far famed city of Brothcrly Love, tojoin his
brother in tbe study ofthe law.
The newsof Charles Graham's deparlurc
struck a death blow to Julia's coquctish
tricks. For, although she was a coquetie
although she loved to tease him with her
tricks, yet she lov'd him wilh all the fer
vorofa woman's heart. Wben Graham
told her of his intended deparlurc she be
lieved him not, but thought he was only
trying to clicit her sentiments in regard to
him. His melancholy manner, which be
traycd his truc feelings, scemed only lo add
to Julia's dctermination ofteasing him.
The resull of her conduct that day and
tbrough the winter, served to fill her cup of
sorrow lora longlimc. ttut Julia, allhough
she had been guilty of great foolishness,
showcd that she had good sense enough (o
repent ofthe folly of her conduct towards
Graham ; and everafler, no one could just
ly accuse her of a guilty action. Many
and many were the offers she had but she
steadily refuscd them all. Allhough she
had but n faint hope of rcnewing ber inti
macy with Graham again, yet she would
have given all tbe world if she could see
him once more, and could have undone all
her folly had donc. But she had brought
her own (ate upon her and now she was
doomed to bear it.
Five years passed, and Cbarles Graham
was an cminent counselor io one of our
Western States. Like a meteor which sud.
dcnly fiashes into existence, and in an in.
stant lights up the whole heavens with a
glowinn fire, was Graham s career. After
wno nao ever seen nis iiiic, uiauiy lorm
strelched to its utmost height-who had ever
hparH his dppn toned voice in thunderinc fl.
oqucncc,-and seen bis glowing eye and ira.
nntinnt bpjtture hut aaid -Cbarles Grahnm
.L r .1 wt.:Ht. 1 1 J
waS
won
If
wortbv of tbe station which be had
If firo vears bad altered ChatleS Graham
u ha(j rore Jui;a Merton. Instead of
the gay, niry, coquetish girl which she was
wben Uraliam last letl ner, sne was a love'
ly and sedate womari. Her past conduct
fully atoned for her former errots. Her
lorely conduct towards those Of her acqnaiu
tanco won tho regard ol all. ine poor were
hy her charilies taught to bless her namo,
She administcrcd to Ihe wants of the sick
cnd ncedy. and, if she could do any thing
to rclicve the unfortunate, she never hesitu
tea a moment ; and il thero ever was one
called blessed by the villagcrs of C , it
was Julia Merton. Somelimes, when'she
thought of Graham, and how but for her
own lault, shc might have been his own hap
py bride, she could hardly retain from
weeping. Jjlia, through the long period
which had clapsed since Graham's depatt-
ure, had never ceased to lovo him , and
when her gay sister Ann would joke her
about him, a tear would involuntanly start
from her eye, nnd she would turn awav and
serk out some rctired spot, and Ihen the
would communo with her own feelincs till
she was calm again, then she would again
join her molher in tho domeslic duties of
ber household. Sometimcs sho woula think
that Graham might come back, and yet
make her happy ; ihen she would think he
might have forgotten her, and some more
fortunate one might now be reioicinir in his
love.
It was wilh such feelinc as these, that
she heard of the arrival of Graham in his
nativo village. The evening after his ar
rival, he visited Mr. Merton's house, where
he was welcomcd with all the warmth of
former friendship by Mr. Merton and his
wife. Julia.when shearose to we!com6 him,
was very much agitated ; but Ann wore a
roguish smile, which to an nltentivc obser
ver, might have denoted that something
more than common was passing in her
mind.
As this passed away, Ann took the occa
sion to rally Graham and Julia about the
lormer intunacy, ana asked Charles when
he thought hc should unite himself in the
bands of malrimony with some daughter of
New r.ngland, nnd ithe did not visit his
native village for that purpose.
' ilut, said Charles, 'did you not know
that I was already marricd ?'
If a thunder-clap had struck Julia.it could
not have made more impression unon hcr
than Graham's words did. Sobbing and
gasping for Lreath, she rushed from the
room. Graham alarmcd at her appearance,
seizcd a candle and followed just in season
to catch her in his arms as she fainled a
way. Laying her on the sofa, and knecl-
ing down by Ihesideof her, bccommenced
bathing her templcs, and in a few moments
a faint sigh proclaimed returning conscious-
ncss.
Oh my God I' exclaimed Julia when shc
was sufficicntly recovcred, 'why nll this
weakness! isit not just! Charles I Uh.
Charles I shc exclaimed, throwing herself
nt his feet, ' forgive me for my past errors !
It is justly upon me ! I did love you.Charles,
but I would not own it 1 Oh Charles ! do
not spurn me from you 1 I do not ask you to
love me now, but do not hate me ! Forgive
me I oh forgive me I
' Julia, Julia, hcar me said Charles, bcn-
ding over hcr half unconscious form ; long,
long, have I Ihought of you when far away,
and fetvcnlly loved you ! You aro forgiven
Julia, and '
Oh Charles, I am calra now ! Lons
have I praycd for this day, and now I have
seen it. Let us part, Charles, for I love you
too much now lo embitter your happiness,
loryou cannot love me again.
' I do love you Julia, ahd can never bo
happy without you.'
' Without me ! You are married.Charles.'
' I am not, Julia, I did not tell you Ihat I
was married.' And now Julia, do you love
me ?'
' Yes, yes !' cried Julia, throwing herself
into his arms, ' I do love you ! God knows
my heart, I do ! and I loved you when you
went away, but my own proud heart would
not own it.
Ere n month had passed over the head of
Graham and Julia,they were man and wife,
rejoicing in thegratcful fervor ofeach oth
er's love. Charles Graham had been con.
slanlly informed of Julia's conduct by the
hand of Ann Merton. nnd it was owing to
her, that they were made happy.
Reader, ifyou wish to know, the subse-
quent history of Charles liraham, I would
tell you thnt hc is now a member of Ihe
State Lecislature of ', and his wife is
one oftho happiestof beings.
Ann Merton is single yet, but how long
shc will remnin so, I cannot tell. She is
engaged lo.the humble aulhor of our
but slay, I must tell no tales, so good bye.
From the Transcript.
FACTS TO BE KEPT BEFORE THE
PEOPLE.
Keep it before the people, that during the
56 years for nhich Presidents have been e.
Ieci'ed under lhe present Conslitution, lhe
south havesupplied the rresidents 44 years.
and lhe nonh only 12 years.
Keep il before the people, ihat out of tho
last lSJudges ofthe Supreme Courl, 10
have been appoinled from the south, and
two fiom Ihe north.
Keep il before lhe people, that outof the
thirtr-one last appointmcnlsof foreign min
islers, twenty.seven have been from the
south and four from the north.
Keep it before the people, that out of the
thirty.three last appoinled Consuls, tweniy-
eighl have been from the south, and tivo
from tho no-th.
Keep it beforo lhe people, that out of lhe
eighty-eight last appointed Cliief Officers
of thearmy and navy, sevenly.five are frdm
lhe south, and thirtcen from tbe north.
Keen il before tho pcople. Ihat out bf
sevenly.seven eleclions pro lem. of lhe Sen.
ate, sixty-one have becn from the south, and
sixteen from lhe north.
Keep it before lhe people, that ever since
1811, every Speaker ofthe United Staies
Hour e of Representatives has been a slave
bolder but two.
Keep it before the people, ihat while the
north have furnished, sinte lhe revolulion,
1.400.000 soldiers, tbe south have furnished
only 23O.d00.
Keep it beforo the people, that while tbe
Post Ofiice Departmect receired from tbe
north in 1841 S600,00fJ more than it costs
to carry the mail, the receipls from tbe south
fell short of the actual expenses of their
transportalion 857LO0O ; yes Mr. Editor,
I say keep ihese facts before lhe people, re
peal them again and ngain, unlil ihcy be.
come familiar wilh them until they shall
becomo the basis of their polilical action.
OtT The Locofoco nominations for Sen.
ators in Washington County are Wooster
Sprague, of Berlin, and Jacob Scolt, of
Barre.
0f S. W. Jewett. a writer in the loco.
foco papers upon wool, should be senleilhcr '
to lhe msane asylum for his insamty, or to
an infant school for hit ignnrance, or some
other place for his deceplions which place
is the more filting we are not fully decided.
He's to be pilt;ed at any rale. Caledonia
an.
KpnHrll'Q frnmHnr ctntoa that tho VA.
itor celebrated the 4th of July within the
jail limits, rejoicing at the liberty enjojed
by others.
An Indcstrious Man. Judge Colquitt,
nr rimi,. r: i. r
1 1. kr .u. q....
UU liUUIS.UCiUIU iilC UUU1CIUC VyUUri. &l
1'ensacola, on an important law case, and
in the evening he preached to a crowded
audicnce in the Mcthodist Episcopal
Church.
And on the next day the Judge, after
another speech in court, addressed a Cal
houn meettnfj, and denounccd Van Buren.
STATE SCHOOL FUND.
No. 3.
Should lhe fund ever accumulato to lhe
sum of 84,000,000 tho sum asiumed to be
necessary, before, by the provisions of tjie
act, the interest can be distributcd. lhe State
would stand in lhe position of creditor to
the people lo that amount, and Ihe people I brought tw intelfigence ofa riot aud los of
in Ihe position ordebtors totho Slato lo the ''fe at Kinjjston on the 12th int., the annr
same exlent. The commissioncrs of iho Jr."aTJ e Pat,,c of ,he Boyue. We sub
fund would hold lhe mortgages or olher se- JO'" ,he follow'"S
curities against the debtors lo tho fund. I "e st0P J"? P'r Lt0' announce lo our
The people would bo morlgngors lo tbe ' cou.m,ry rd"?' .Rt W 0"Kf A't
vt"" """" . . sociation in Ihis cily. yeslerdav. abandoncd'
Siaie to that amount of 84,000,000, nnd tlie , I)Ublic ,,osses8jons, nHd rigidly c'onfined tnem
inlerest of this sum, or 8240,000 would, ir selves to their Lodge .RoomJ, fiere they
possible, be collected ofthe mortgagnrs, in dined together. WtniRht, theprincipal fiottnS
the form' of inlctests or rents. At the rale , (National Hotel. Wellinzlon MrecO wns
of compensalion allowed collectors of tho j surrounded by a Kepcal :nob of several han
State tax, the bare collecling of Ihese rents ,'rel3 "n"1 fr the fimefy imerferenee of
would
annua
ing ihcir
lhe commissioners oflhe school fund, again
to be returned lo lhe several schocl districts,
whence the money was collected, iheie to
beexpended in support of common schools,
as is now done in every school dislrict in
tho State. Bcsides the expcnsc of collec
ling this money, much of tha sum collected,
will be sponged up by the commiisoners.
and sub commissioners, by lawyers and
olher expenses of liuigmion, and in short
by every ono, through whose hands this
money is to pass. 1 ho lund must resull.
so long as it lasts, in a yslem of dcbt and
credit, of lhe most objcctionable kind ; one
in which the peoplo will be the deblor nnd
the covernment the creditor.
No people can remain long free, while
ground down to the duit in dcbt ; bul a peo.
ple in dcbt lo tne powers tnat be, aroin a
peculiar sense in bondagn. Such a people
are in truth and lact subjcctrd tn the bit and
the bridle. They areina position lo be
curbed, checked, and reined whcresoever
their rider pleates. They may have the
power of locomotion, but no choice is lcli
ihem bclwecn sudden destruction, and kee
ping lhe track inficated by the engineer.
Poverty delivered up llie b.gyptians, bound
hand and foot, lo be tbe slaves of Pharaoh
No tyrant could desirc a surer method to
ruslavo a people, than to place them in the
condition of deblors to the government.
That this is the preciso condition into
which tho school fund, if consumated, will
place all those whoso misfortune it may be
lo nwe Ihat fund, cannot "be drnied. The
expenses of the government, from lhe dec
laralion, that Vermont was a free and indc
pendent State in 1777, have been rnct by
direct tax&tion, or if not wholly so, this re
scource has becn the great reliance ofthe
government. It has always been true, that
any cxpenso incurred beyond the necessary
expense of government was to be met by a
dircct tax. In such a state oflhings it is
utterly amazing, that lhe proiect of accumu.
lating a fund agrceably to the provisions of
the act of 182o should have been cnterlained
by the Logislaiure. Tho whole process of
accumulatii'g this fund ik resolvable into a
very simple operation. It is lo every prac
ticable intentand purpose, nothing mordnor
less Ihan taking money from tho pockets Of
a poor tax paying communily to accumu
late it in the hand of the commissioDer of
the school fund, in the vain hope, that some
thing will be gained in principle or interest
or boih, nltimately to be applied lo purpo.
scs of education; But who can fail 16 3ee,
that every dollar thus accumulated has cost
a dollar? also that'every cent of interest
gained lo lhe fund has cbsl the contributer
preeisely ihat amounr, oesiues suDjecting
him to all tho lcsset, expenses and risks to
whicb the fund is exposed ? The money
accumulated in this fund is in a false posi
tion. The process is like transplanting a
vegetable from its natural soil and climate
lo a position unnatural and unsuited id its
Condition. Can the money, when collected
in masses, subject to the conttol ofthe com
missioners, be as safe from speculntiun, from
robbery, and from being suddenly dissipa-
ted by being invested in bad stock, or fiom
other accidents, a it would be in the bands
of those whose labor first aecumulaled it ?
Would not the monev accumulato as fast.
If divided among the freemen of Vermont,
at it would in the hatlds oflhe commistion
er ? And would it not ba less subject to ac
cident ? No onc can doubt ii.
But sucb a fund as we bave contemplated
would have a disastroos tffect on any free
government. The condition, opinion and
lentimonts ofthe people must always give
cosl the pcople the sum or 516,800 ' . , -. -. . ..-j .
r. K ... - . most dreadful resulis misht hnve nccurredj
lly, and this lor Ihe pnvilege ol hav. T(lR .., g3li WM,h F.,ilprr
money pass throughthe hands of aUO dearcd otTihe ruffians. Benten fruni:
shade nnd color to the acls ot the Legisft.
ture. A' debt of 4,000,000, due from tbe
people lo tne go'vei'mnenl, would be 3ich a'
counterpoise, ns would cause the govenw
menito'vcr frttrrits'legitiffiate coh'rso.
Pe:itions for relicf laws, fnr abatements nf
rents' or in'.crests, for delays and uspen
sions, for the abolition ofthe futad and ouVer
matters grovimg out of the futad might ba
expected lo occupy no'snialf portTon of thn
time ofthe Legislature.' The same ioter
est which would inffuence the Legislalurr,
would agitate the freemen before electioh,
and a fund designated for a gco'd pu'rpo'sr,
would evenluatc in one ofstrife and conten
tion. The proposed objcct in all this, is lo'
raiie money to support schools. After tho
fund has been accumulated the same ohjuct
r.-mains to bo dnne yearly in a vcry com
plex manner which is now done in an easy
and simplj manner every year. Now tha
nfney is collected in the name of a schoof
' taX. and 03 last BS IhO mOneV 13 Winted. 1J'
1 a" apphed, and no rr.ass is fefi fo be mana
Ced or squandered. Altcr lhe fund is ac-
cumulated, the money is tc be j carly colfec
tcd, bul in a most objcctionaUe a'nd oppres.
sivo form. Now the rich' are Called on to'
contributo of their abtmdanco lo educate tho
i poor : after lhe
accomu'ation of ihe fund
lhe poor murtgaor, (he man who'se ncccs-
silies have driven him lo hiro money oftho
school fund, nill be compelled by ihu forca
of a State execulion to disgnrge his lait
cent to aid in educating the chi'dien of iho"
rich, oflhnsc whoso abundance javed theiu'
the nccessiiy of borrowing of ihat fund.
Such will be lhe general iutlinej of thnt'
proces, which under the proposrd fund, ir
io bc iho reliance uffulure ccncnriuiis fur
the support of school'j Whtf'Vitf.ard" ti'
I brirg upon poslcrily surh a system) Sure-
ly nolriend oflhe pcople.-
AUDITOR.
Rrrr snd Loss or LirB itr Cxnxvk.
Our Cnnada papers we receiVed last rveninp.
the Nutional, the Repealers, (nllanncd witli
gun.o, swonl., stnncs, &c.) marchrd up t
the severa) other bouscs where lhe Oranjo
men were dinin;, and at the. cotnerof Clergy
and Brock Mreeis, shot Robert Morrisoi),
(standinc alone and unHrmed) throui;h ihi:
head. He died instantly, and the coroner'
jury is now holding inquest over his body.
The tronrLj being innrched up Princess and
Clergy strcets, fdt the protection of ihat pnrt
ofthe city, were fircd on by the' as.-assins liy
which three men xttb wounded ; oiie sevcto
ly, in theshoulder, and tbe others, mtc iu thn
alxloinen, and the other in ihe arm .Scvrrnl
boys nnd men of the Loyal party arc iiuire
or less injured. JVe lielieve about four'ictri
or fiftcen ofthe Repcalers arc injnil, anil
amongst lheirnumber,theirrepUfert ltadtr-,
August Thibodo and Msnin Foley. A
Clerk in lhe Surveyor Genernl's Office, was
seen in lhe party arrned wiih a m0-ker.
The city authonties behaved well ; liut the
officers ofthe government have tbe hluoil of
the innocent laid on their beads. Kingitun
Statesman.-
From the ITewark Daily Adrrt'r.
THE FIRST PRAYER IN CO.V.
GRESS.
The subjnined oMracl of a chdraclerisiic
Ictter from John A lam, dcscrihing a sceno
in the fint Congruts in Phllad:lphia in Sep
tember 1777. shdws very clearly on whnt
Power th6 mighty mn ofold restt-li thv ir
cause. Mr.. A. thus writi-s tli ii Irirnd at
the time :
When tho Congress met, Mr. Cushinf
made a molion thut it should be opened with
prayer. Il was oppose I by Mr. Jav of New
York, and Mr. Ruiledge of South farolinn.
because we were sd dividud in religious sen
timent; some KpUcopalin.is, some (Jn.ikers,
some Anabap:isls. some PribvienuiH, nnd
some CongrrgationnlUl, th it we could not
joiri in the s-.ine act of worship. Alr. Sartl
tle! Adains arose and said 'that he was nu
bigot, and coutd liear a prayer from any
gcn'Ieman of piely and virtuo who was nt
lhe same time a frien 1 to bU country.- Ho
was a slrangor in Philade'phia, but "ind
heard that Mr. Duche (Duchaythcy prc
nounced il.) deservcd that character, and
therefore he moved ibat Mr; tiuche, au El
piscopal clergymanjrilight be desired to read
prayers lo the Cdngrexs lo morrow morn-
mg. t he motton was sccondi-d. and nns.
sed in lhe afBrmattve. Mr. Randofpli, our
Fresidcr.I, waited on Mr. Duche, and re.
ceived for answer, that if bis health wouM
permit, he certainly would. Accordingly,
next mornirc he anpeared with his clerk,
and in his pnntiflcals, add read several prat-
ers tn the rstabltshed form, and ihen rna-l
lhe collect for Ihe seventh day of Septemhor,
which was the thirty-fifth psalm. Y"ii
mllst remember, this was the next mormn
after we heard the rurrlor ofthe bornblti
cannonade of Boston. It teemed as Ifhiii.
ven had ordaincd that psalm to ir read on
that atorning.
"After this, Mr. Duche; nncxpecfedly tn
every body, struck odt in an exteniporary
prayer wnicn nned the bnsom of every rmn
pieont: I must confess I never herd n
better prayer, or one so well prooouncoJ.
Episcopalian as he is, Dr. Cooper himielf
never prayed with such fervor, such ardjr.
4uch correctnesj" and' pathos, and in tan
guage so e!ega'ntnd subiime, for America,
frt Congress, for" tbe prorinco ortrio XI i.
sacbusettt Bay, eJpocially the lown of Roi.
ton. It hai had an exeellent'erroct upon er.
ery body herd. I must beff you to reid
that palm- If there is any faith in tho so.--tes
Virgilianae, or sortes Homerics, or r .
pecially the sortei Bib'icas. it vioaH !
thought provitfentisl."

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