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MIDDLEBURY VT.n::NOV. 8, 1843.
VOL. VI1I.-NO. 27
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3IISCELUNE0US.
ftr Bittrr SltfjlU.
11 y MRS.
roitii.
1'ling ano&er fagot on the fire,my child,
qidaBcak voice, as of a sick woman, '1
am vcry cold. How the wind shakes this
frul ca'bin. Ah ! it was not so in Alman
Castlc, wlicn your dear falhcr lived. The
incanc-t hind had then a comforlablc roof
faots. Little did he think
Luuife and child should cvcr suffer thus.'
The si'cakcr was a lacy aircaoy nuvHiii.i.u ,
in ycars, whosc originally hne disposilion
KDun ar.d discasc had rcndercd querulou
The nerson the addresscd sat by the scanty
fin. nrenarinn- the evening meal, lor al-
tlwiigh tlie storm jendered all without dark,
l!it bour was nnt yct tltat of the usual twi.
liMit. ClaH in coarsc and faded carments,
" r . j .
wbcn her lovcly face worn witu. sorrow ana
circ, it would have becn impossiDio to rcc gray. iJe shook thesnow from him, ad
cgmzc in her tho onco proud hoires."", but vanccd to the fire, and then with surprise
for the gratefui figure, lhe proud cye, and i ;n Cvery fcaturo of his countcnance, gazed
liieair of refinement about her face and ar0Und the room.
raovcn'cnts, which nothing could conceai.
She heard her molhcr's command with a
iigh, gazed wislfully on tho sole rcmaining
fagot, and tl.en mournfully continued hir
occupalinn.
Ckira Alman had becn bern in almost
frinccly halls, and cducatcd as the hciress
tf the broadcst domrdns in the north of Eng
tmd. Up to her fiftecnth oar the sun of
hcr prosperity had beon unclouded. She
tasbsautiful even boyond hcr sox, nnd al.
readc surroundcd by noble and worlhy sui
tore." To onc of thejxs she had pledged her
irgift hcart. All the delicious cmotions of
anrst lovo were hers, and hfe seomcd to lie
kforc hcr, liku a flowcry path bencath a
aummer niormngs's sun.
All at onco a cloud came ovcr hcr sky.
Itnisthoera oflhe crusadcs ; and when
the hon hearted Richard nssumcd the cross,
hcr rather, and subscqucntly hcr Ibver fol-
lovred his c.xamnle, and sct tortli in his sutle
for the lloly Land. With many tears Clara
nd har molhor saw them depart ; but hon
or hade them forward ; and the wife ar.d
dauahtcr, cvcn amid thtir sorrow, fclt they
could not persuade them to remain
Aloncar passed, then anothcr, tnu
then a third.
Athrst Clara nearo ai long
mlonals from hcr suitor, but in the sccond
vear tlie intellisencc arrivcd that both he
inJ her falhcr had fallen, in a deadly skir-
niiih with the Caraccns lca uy oaiauin in
r- .ll. n l ltrl
(icrxm. The melancholy news was, a fcw j
cnomlis lalcr, confirmed by lhe arrtval ot a i
Htnre of lhe Iord, who said hehad soon his
mastcr fall in battlo. He addcd that Clara's
suitor had becn slain in attcmpting to savo
hfr narent. This circumstantial nccount
fotroved the last hope lingering in the bo- i
. rni II 1 1 . I T. 1
om of Clara and her molhcr, and the' wcpt
longand docply, almost bcnumhcd by grief.
P I?ul from this sacrcd sorrow they were
suddenly and rudcry awoke. The vast cs
lates of Alman, though cntailcd in tho tnale
Hne, erc to have dcscendcd to Clara on
her marriage, by the conscnt of lhe king.
But thedecd had nevcr been made ; Rich
ard ttns now in prison in Germany ; and
ois uase hrothcr John ruiea unngiiteousiy in tathcr a caslle crfi a lonnigm.
his Mpad. Tlie claimant to the estates Tho lover now for thc first timo intcrpo-
was in high favor with thc dissolute prince, j scd.
and now came forward to dcmand tiie do- Should we nat, bcfore we talk furthcr,'
mains. Uage and revcnge were uppermost J ne said, ' procure fucl for the fire. Happi
in his heart, for hc had becn a reiccted lov- v r noticcd a ruincd shed, about a hundred
rof Clara ; and having ronewcd his suit, '
aflcr the dcatb of hcr intcnded husband.had
'Kcfl agatn refuscd. Malignanl by nature
and pittiless from dcpraved habits, he fclt
no rcmorso in cjccting both mother and
daughter from their habitation, and lcaving
them utterlv unprovided for, to the most
ahject povcrty. All appeals to the prince
were in vain. He stood too much in nccd
rsuppoTters to his usurped throne, to vcn
lurc a rupture with the possessor of tho Al
man manors.
Sincc this cvcnt hcarly the wholo of a
long ycar had elapscd, which had beon spent
by lhe sufferers in minglcd grief and pen
ury. Winter had now comc, and thc rude
cabin in which thcy had found shclter mas
ny Ieagucs away from their old rcsidcnce,
thook in tho tcmpcst ; while the snow boat
in bctwccn the chinks, and the cutting
Wasts sent a chill to the very hcarts of the
jnhabitants.
' Why don't you put on anothcr fagot V
quctulously said tho sick molher, as a rude
sustwhirlod through the Ieaky latticc and
made her shivcr. Poor Clara, though far
Icsb warmly clnd, cndcavorcd not to appcar
cold, but tho icy bluencss of her skin con
Jradicted hcr demcanor, Thc tears gushed
into hcr eyes. She lookod around.
' Dcar mother,' she said, ' we have but one
niorc fagot,which must last us till this storm
nloics. If wc use it now, wc shall have
nothing with which to coolt our scant brcak
fast in tho morning.'
'Merciful 6od,! exclaimed tho mother.
aspmg h hands and lifhng her cycs to
hcavcn what will becomc of us 1 I can
cndurc this cold no longor. I fccl I shall
die bcfore morning. No fngots oh ! vir
gin mother of Christ havo mercy on us.'
Mother,' said the devotcd girl, running
to hor nnd clasping her around, I will hold
you in my arnis all night. I am young and
can impart my own warmlh to your framc
Cheer up dcar uiolher,' sho continued,
though in a voice of alarra, for fright and
Ihc bitler chillneas of the atmosphero W6re
rapiuiy proaucing a tearful chango in the
parent's countennncc, 'I will put on the
other fagot we will eat our scanty supper,
and you shall drink the last cup ofwine.
Wc kept it for an cmergency, and when can
we bettcr use it I To-morrow will bo clear
I know it I feel it ; and then wo can
gct all we want, for I will beg for it sooncr
than seo you thus. Dear mother, seo the
fire burns brightly now. Eat-and we vill
seck rest and you shall all night sleep
warmly in my arms.'
God blcss, you, my child,' said the moth
er, and the tears gathcrcd into her cycs,
'bul I fear the worst,'she continued, witha
desponding shake of the hcad. 'Thestorm
looks as if it would last for days-thcn what
will bccome of us V
Clara sbuddercd. Her hcart fclt as if
opprcsscd with a inighty load, for, as she
listcncd, she rccognizcd tlioso decp tones
in the tcmpcst which alnays forbodc a du.
ration of some davs. Had it not becn for
tho presenco of her mother, whom sho felt
the nccessity of cncoumging, she would
havc sat down and wcpt in dcspair.
Suddenly tbcrc was a knock at the door.
Both fcmalcs stattcd and lookcd at cach
other. Clara hcsitated to move. A voico
was no,v neatd asking admittancu Irom the
awrU storm, which the traveller said sur
tiasScd any be had ever witnessed. Fear
was no ,,art Qf Clara'. nalure. Her heart
was evcr 0j,cn j pj(y. Without furthcr
thourlit shu tmbarrcd lhe duor. A tnll fiir.
urC( Wrapped in a knight's cloak, followcd
by a scrvant, cntercd. The intruder lifted
us can as lie Cnme In. disnlavlnf a wentlmr.
1 ' j O
btntcn face, surmountcd by thick locks of
1 You seem illy provided for such weath
cr,' he said, turning, for thc first time, to
Clara, ' havo you fagots V
The poor girl shook hcr head.
' One can't expect a stoup of winc in such
n place as this,' he said apologctically.
Clara gavea silcnt gesture of dissent asshe
returncd hisgazc, then, Ilenry, we must
thank the saints thcrc is some left in your
llask. Givc thcse good pcoplo a portion,
or thcy seem lo nced it.'
Sincc thc strangcr had ontercd, both Cla
ra and hcr mother had gazed at him, with
out romoving their eyes for nn instant ; it
niight bc at his frce dcmeanor ; it might be
from some other cause. Now for the first
time Clara turncd back to thc servant, who
hithorto rcmaining in the back ground, ad
vanccd at thesc words to the fire. Tho
cycs of thc gitl and thoso of the followcr
mct.
Henry !' Clara !' wcro tho mutual cx
clamations, as thcy fcll upon cach othcr's
bosom.
' My husband !' was thc simultaneous c-
jaculation of thc mother, as she faintlr o-
pcncd her arms to the oldcr warrior, who,
starting at hcr voice, rushed to her, recog.
nizing in the toncs ine onde ot nts youin.
ISv our patron saint,' said thc carl, when
the mutual sutpriso of the partics had been.
in part, dissipated, ' this bcats thc roman-
r . , T. I, T iL L.
Ces ol lhe uouna laDie: i nevcr inougni
to find you heto. By what foul wrong,'
nnd his brow darkened hke a thunder-cloud,
have vou becn brought to this pass?'
Clara, for hcr mother was unable to com-
pose hersclf sufficiently to becomc the nar
rator, now rciateu ine stnry oi ineir e.pui-
si0n and subscquent suffering,
l Tl C flonrnn 1 Mlrl tlin !
' Bv St. Gcorsc' said thc irrasciblc carl,
starting up with flashing cyes nnd shaking
his clcnched hand fiercclv, 1 will pull thc
bcard from tho miscreant for thisoutrage.
Richard has rcturned, know yc, my swcet
daughter,' his mood changing, ar.d heac
companied the words by drawing Clara to
. . . . .1 t T 1 1 I I " .
bts bosom llie King siinn navo iiis own
again, and we will rout this villain from my
yards distant : I will goand tear enough of
it down to kecp up a roanns Ure until
morning.'
Woll said, and I will assist you,' said
thc bold carl.
In a short time they had brought to the
hut and pilcd up in onercorncr lhe ncccs-
sary fucl. As thc last load was east down,
the carl turncd to Clara, who was weeping
and smiling by turns at this great chango in
their circumstanccs.
There, now that Lord Henry has won
it, go to him with a kiss you weeper,' he
said, with almost boyish spirits, 4 and ho will
tell vou how he did not perish in battlc.but,
jstunned liko myself and buried undcr the
slain, was made prtsoner by lhe Saracens,
and how, after a long confinement, we es
caped together, and havo finally reachcd
home. I will tell the same to your mother
go, sweetone, but first giveyour father a
kiss.' .
That was a happy night in tho hut on
tho hearth. As tlie old carl said aftcrward.
never, in thc proudest b&lle, had ho spentj
one like it.
Little rcmains for us to tell. Tho next
morning saw the sun shining brightly on
the landscape, and cre noon the whole par
ty, deserting the frail cabin, had found rcf
ugc in a hotel,about fourmiles distant.which
the carl had been seeking the preceding
night, when, in the darkness, ho lost his
way.
The return of Richard spread universal
joy among,his pcople. The flight of prince
Jphn was follojTCd by that ofhis chicf fa-
! voriles, who juslly dreaded the wrath oTthe
monarch to whom thcy had provcd traitors.
Clara'a unworthy cousin, hearing at the
same time of the return of his monarch and
of the carl, did not wait for the appearance
of tho latter, but fook ship immediatcry for
Franco.
Great was the rcjoicings at Alman Castle
when the bold carl oncc raore took his seat
on the dais in the great banqueting hall,
and greatcr still were the bonfires ahd con-
rrratulations when. ffiw mnniha lafpr. ttin
1 lady Clara became tho wife of him she had
I Ioved so long.
COMjMUNICATION.
For lhe Peopla's Freaa.
No. II.
Mn Editok, In my last. I endenvored
by a few remarks, to diroct the nttcntion of
the village to its true condition, wilh rcgard
to the facilitics it possesscs, for cducating
tho mass of its youihful populalion. Pre
suming that I havc the attcnlion, let us pro
ceed furthwith to the facts." These, by
universal consent, speak louder than words
or argumenls
Thc village, it is supposed, cmbraces
within its limits niorc than 2000 inhabitants.
Tliis populalion is divided into what is tcrm
ed two " sclnol districts." Eachof these
dislricts is nrovided with a school buildins.
ne it te nnr? Kn tvltfit nrn I cnlinla
in cach, a portion of the yrar. It appears
from the rccords, that cach district continued
school during about eighi monlhs of last year.
This it would seem is about un average, in
rcspect to time for several past ycars. The
expense of district schools, to both districts
for cach year, is probably about 8400. Tho
number of scholar; in both districts, which
draw public money, is about G00. During
aboul four monlhs in winter, tlicrc aro pro
vided somclimes, two malc and ihree female
teachers afTording cach teacher, if all that
diaw public money attcnted, moro than 120
scliol.irs. In summer, during the same
lenglh of time, threo femalo teachers giv
ing to ench moro than 200 scholars. In
winter when ilic grcatest numbor of leach.
ers are cmploycd, one district afiords about
ninely and thc other about cighly. making in
all about 170 scholars. In summer, about
JoTty in one district and sixly ia lhe other,
making about 100 scholars. Iho buildings
erecied for thc accommadalion of lhe two
districts might possibly be improved so as
to nccommodatc 200, about one third of the
whole number. At prcscnt they will not
prnperly acrommodale ihat number. The
wholo accommodations then, consist of fxe
small rooms, making ono apartmcnt for 120
also a teacher is somctimes affordcd for
each room and sometimcs not.
Thesc aro the provisions made for lhe pub
lic instruclion ol the 000 hundred scholars
of your village. 1st. Not room enough
cvcn for all to be seated ; to say nothing of
qualily ol localion ot lhe rooms. M. rour
montlis in a ycar onc teacher to 120 schol
ars, the rcmaindcr of lhe year, eitlicr no
school at all, ar onc teacher to more than
200 scboUrs. 3d. Not a vcstico of Ap-
paralus or Libnry. 4th- An expcndilute
of about 75 ccnts annually lo each scliol-ar-
Wilh thcse ndvanlages, I ihink there
necd be no fears enlertained, that iho rising
gencralion of your vilhge will be too inteL
ligcnt. Instcad of cach gencralion becora
ing wiser, according to tho "old adago."
I think the adnge will soon be rettrsed ;
and not only reverted, but also at a rapid
rale, and its influcnce will bc felt too in all
ofyour dcarcst iuterests Instcad of the
ncat quiel village, notcd for its intejlfgence,
refinement and religion, the deliglitfufhome
of thc studcnt and thc man of scionce and
leltcri, wc shall see a place charactcrizcd
for slrcet brawls and riots, the haunt of loaf
er3, blucklcgs, and a borde of illilerate
drones, from which industry, Literature and
Sciencc, will fleo as from thc wilds of a how
ling wildcrness. And it requires no eye of
a prophct to forcsee this rcsult, provided
that ihings are allowed to go on at the same
rato and in thc same dircction, as they have
dono for a few vcars past. Let lhis bo the
caso and Ichabod will soon bc wrilten upon
lhe whole. A populalion, hostile to the I it
erary Institutions ol the place, will be in pos
session of the business and ictallh of lhe
village ; nnn these Institutions in that evcnt,
must sooner or later close their doors forev
er. But says onc this "in fact" is not a fair
view of the picture. We havo select schools,
an Academy and Scminary. True; but as
thcy can n ol butslighlly affcct the mass. how
long do you think thoy could exist, wherc
ignorance reigns tnumphant, and no desire
cxists in the minds ofthe inhabitants to have
it olherwise 1 Lct us look at the matlcr
moro closely and view the picture from an
other position. We have the Seminary,
Academy and sometimes four select schools.
These do not average, of scholars from lhe
iwo districts above specifird, more than
twcnty each. These schools would contain
then in all 125 scholars. Suppose then,
that all the schools abovo metilioncd were
in succeisful operation at tho same time
(which is seldom the caso and cerlainly not
oftener than onco ayear) and you will have
in a'l lhe schools about 290 scholars, some
less ihan oae halfof lhe whole that draw
public money. This must be acceedod to
be the best view of the picture. Now I ask
what must be tho appearance ofthe picture
in its most common and espitially in its
most uufavoTable aspect. Can we mako it
appcar in any oiher light, than that there is
a large mass of youthful population growing
up in your village, that do not atlend school
at all ; and are thus far growing up barba.
rians 1 And that there is still a larger class
which atlend but little I And that only a
few belonging to the wealthiest families
havo even decent advantages J The advan
tages' are only decent for the most wealthy
portion ofcommunity and nothing at all, for
lhe poorer class, because they havo not the
mcans of attcnding any except the district
jchools, aud the potreet class are dmost
compelled, however worlhy or virtuous, lo
see thetr families grow up in ignorance.
Notwithstanding this slale of things, the
people of the village and vicinity seem to be
intoxicated with the idea, that because thcy
had an Academy, Seminary and College tho
people as a matter of course would become
educated. They have been accustomed to
consider, that their advantages were ofa su.
pcrior order, and that they lived in an cdu
cated atmosphero, and must of ncccsity in-
imio us properltes. let it is ioo irue to ad
mit of a denial, that the advantages to the
common pcople oflhe village have been
meagre indced. Till quite rceently ihere
has not been an opportunity for either Gen
tlemen or Ladies ofyour village to wiiness
any expcriments illustrating the scienccs,
or to atlend lectures on any branch of learn.
ing, of any value, unless they were tn some
ay conncctcd with the Collcge- Notwith
standing this, money has becn paid out thou
sands of dollars for cducation, and yct lhe
people of tho plaoe as a body aro nono tho
qetler for it. Ought these things so to be 1
Is there n8 rcmedy 1 Think ol these things.
E
Wages. Tho Passic Guardian, of Pat
terson, says that Mr. Carrick, aud Mcssrs.
Hutchinson and Wardcn,Manufactuers of
that town, havc raised tho wages of thoir
operativcs tcn per ccnt.
Wo find the above paragraph in ycster
day's New York Evening Post, and repub
lisli it as an instance of tbe most disintcr-
csted liberality; for it is but afow wceks
m n i , .i..t
since the same Post ossured us thnt the
manufacturcrs were all going to ruin undcr
tho operation of the Whig Tariff. And
yot in spitc of impending loss and disastcr,
those kind. good souls have raised tho w
gcs of tho workmen fen per ccnt. Albany
Journal.
Lct it bo recollectcd by American Me-
chanics, Laborcrs, and Manufacturcrs that
in tho dcbale in the Scnato of the Unitcd
States, in 1639, Mr. Buchanan, who is now
a locofoco candidate for tho Presidcncy,
coutcnded that American Iabor was to high;
that it must be reduccd, and that 10 ccntB
a day was enough for a Iaborcr. Nor was
he alone in this sentimcnt, othcrs ofthe lo
cofoco Scnators contended that tho pricc
ot Iabor must bc reduced.
Anecdote or Me. Clay. Tho follow
ing copied from Mallory's "Life and
Spceches of Henry Clay," rcfutcs one of
tho most current of tho wholcsalc calumnies
against thc great Slatcsman :
" In tho Spring of 1 839, we had the pleas-
ure ot bcing a lellow passcngor with mr,
Clay, from New Orleans to Louisville. Af
ter a general acquaintance had been cslab
lished among the cabin passengers, lo past
away the time more agrccably, it was pro-
posed to have a gamo of cards, in which one
oflhe number proposod lo invite Mr. Clay
lojoin. When lhe invitation wasgiven, he
enquired what game was proposed. The
rcply was " Brag." The sudden compres-
sion ot his lips, and the change trom easy
politeness to lhe dignified deportment of one
emitled lo givc advice, cvinced at once a
determination not lo engnge in tho game.
" Excuse me, gcntleman," said ho, " I have
not played a game of any kind nf hazard for
tho last twelro years ; and I lake occasion
to warn you all to nvoid a practice destruc
tivo ofa good oame, and drawing aflcr it
cril consequcnces of great magnitude. In
my early days, it was my misfortunc, ow
ing to a Iively and ardcat tcmperamenl, lo
fall into this vice, and to a considerablo ct
tent, and no one can Inment more sincerely
lhe cvil and tho consequcnces of it than I do.
Thess have followed me into nearly all lhe
walks of life, and though I have long since
abandoned thc pernicious practico which
led mo lo them, it scems that they will nev
cr abandon me."
fX The annexed, from the Burlington
Free Press, is well expressed, and is a
vcry just complimcnt to Lieut. Gov, Ea
ton. DR. EATON'S ADDRESS.
In our columns to-day will be found thc
neot and appropriate Address ofthe Licut
Gov. Eaton on taking the chair of theSen-
ate. It breathes a sptnt of modest difhdcncc
which is characteristic of its accomplishcd
and cxcellent author, whose elevation is
one among the instances (alas ! too few)
which show that merit, even though veiled
under the guise of unobtrusive modesty,
will sometimes command admiration, and
that impudence is not an invariable rcqui
site to success. Dr. Eaton is a man whose
worth and ability will grow upon the peo
ple of Vermont, until they learn to esteem
him as he is, one ofthe brightest minds
and purest hearts in thc galaxy of her hon-
ered sons.
Cheese is becoming a vcry considcrablc
ilem of cxport to China. The first experi
ment in lhe exhorlation of this article to
Canton, we are informed, was undcrtaken
by Mr. C. E. Hopkins, commission mer
chant of this city, and it provcd ao profilable
that it is rapidly incrcasing in amount and
promises to become a vcry consideiable
item in out exports to that country. It is
packed whole in cases fillcd with saw dnst
and soldered so as to exclude air. In this
way it keeps well and we trust may contin
uo to pay well. We are alwayt gratified at
thc success of every effort to add to the num
ber and variety of lhe articlcs of export of
our own production, and particularly in
tbose articles which, like this, enlargo the
market for our agricultural procucts, and at
the'same time givcs additional em loymcnt
to our mechanical industry. In this casc
the farmer is benefitted by this new demand
tho manufactnrer of tin finds increased em
ployment, and the freights ofthe navigator
are increased by the carrying of both these
coramodtties. N. Y. Cour.
In the listof passengers ofthe ship Stam-I mentcd by havin"- the plaids iatcrspcrsed,
boul which sailed from Boslon for Smyrna, at proper intervals, with small patterns of
yesterday, we annuunce the names of Rev. 'flowersprigs.
Dr. Hawes and Miss Watkinson of this' We have had mcre than oncopportu-
city, Rev. Dr. Anderson one oflhe Secre- nity lo notice tho succcss which nttends
taries of tho Americati Board, and Rev. the cffortsof ourcnterprising and ingenious
Henry J. Van Lennep and wife, missiona manufacturcrs, to supply thc market with
riesof the Board. Mrs. Van Lennep is the gcods, which, wbilc they nre equal. at lcast
"only daughter of Dr. Hawes, and ho goes t0 those of Franco and England in beau-
out to accompany her to her future home.
no cjecis to ub aoaem uuoui eigiu muuuw
an,I in company wilh Dr. Anderson lo visit
the vartous raissionary stations ofthe Hoard
in ureece, lurKey, ana oyria. iie wiu
have the best wishes and prayers ofhis peo
ple, that he may be kcpl in safety, and re
turn with invigorated constilu'ion. Hart.
Cour.
.dmenca Vespucci. Wc havc mct thc
following paragraph in many of our reccnt
exchanges:
"The Countess Vespucci, who was rccei- Gaz.
vcd into tho best families hcre as a virtuous -woman,
and asked a grant of land of Con-! Tiie L.vw School at Caubbidge.
gress, is representcd in XVoah s Weekly
fttessenger to bo nowltvingtn astato ot
most immoral intimacy, at Ogdcnsburch,
N. Y., with a nephew of Van Kcnsselaer,
son uf the lato natroon of Albany, tlc has
huilt a huge wall uround his place lo kecp
out prying visitors."
Wo should scarcely tako tho trouble to
correct the crror, but for the injustico dono
to Mr. Van Itensselaer, who isa most wor-
thy nnd upright man. Thc man with whom
tho Countess' America Vespucci lives at
lki t t nt f
Ogdensburgh, is a Mr. Parish, a forcigner Louisiana. It is in cunformity with the do
of great wcalth, and of such charactcr as'airnS of iho distinguishcd Proft-ssors. that
this conncction implics. It was commen-' the Law School is not rcgarded ns a local
cod, by tho way, bcfore her first visit to this institution tnaching the law of a particulnr
country. After she had left tho U. S. on'Stnto, but as national in its charactcr, nnd
the dcfeat ofhcrschcmo ofbegging land, ! dcdicated to those gteat rules and principles
he sent to rans tor ner, and convcyed her orjurisdiclion, which aro ofcqual aullionty msieau oi jrrercasmg tne necciity lor dtci
from Plaltsburgh to his resideiicoatOgdcns-'in each and nll ol the States. Some ofthe ded l'rotective Dulics. Such is doublfcrn
burgh, in a splendid coach and six, he him. tcchnicalities of pleading may fail in prncti- Ihc fact. We trust tlmse who dcclaim a
sclfridingon horseback bchind the estab- cal value in Louisiann; but the rules of gainsl Mr. Clny'a high Tnrifl'pohcv,' ln-
lishment. This tncident is
cvery way
characteristic. Tribune.
EDITORS, LOOK HEREI!
JOHN BILLINGTON. of this town,
came to our office, and hircd our horse and
waggon to go, as he said, to Stockbridge,
Mass., and promisod not to bc gono ovcr
six days he has becn gone a fortnight.nnd
no knowledgc ofhis whcrcabouls has yct
rcached us and probably ho has taken leg
bail for Texas, or some other place of rcf
U2C. Ho is a ;hin, spare man nbout 23
ycars of agc carries a palc face and is a
sickly looking fcllow. Tho mare was grey
nnd rather ngcd, thin tn fiesh. I he wag.
on was a thorough bracc, and was made
for the purposo of carrying baggago. There
was a spacc bctwcen thc sideboards of 3 or
4 inches; painted green, Harncssold. Any
information rcspccting him, or the tcam.
(we carc most about tho learn,) will be
thankfully received at the Banner office,
Bennington, Vt. Edilors are requesstcd to
"pass him round," liko other rascals. Ben.
ninglon Banner.
Bishop Mcllvaineof Ohio bas arrivcd at
New York, on a pilgrimage for purpose of
putting down Bishop Onderdonk and Pu
seyism in tho Episcopal Church. It is
thought tbat hc has mistaken his strength,
and graspcd at more than ho can nccom
plish. Wo fear that he will only mako a
bad matter worse. Boston Mail.
Witciicrait. Wc learn from tho New
Hampshirc Telegrnph, that thcrc is quitc
nn cxcitemcnt in Peppcrhill in rclation to a
hauntcd housc, witchcraft tc. Strangc
noiscs have been beard, and a daughter of
Absalom Lawrcnco has actually becn be.
vitched ! In thc couiao of our lifo we have
scen many ladies who wcrc truly bewilcli-;
ing, but wc ncver saw one who was be
wilchcd. Our Salem fricnds, who ought to
be well vcrscd in the mystcries of witch
craft must cxpound. Boston Mcre. Jour.
Bdttohs. Snme idea can bo formed,
says tho Northampton Couricr, of thc n
mount of buttons made at J. &. H, Hay
dcn's establishment, for Hon. S. Williston
of Northampton, from the fact, thata tcam
stcr of this town. a few davs sincc, took
threelons ofbvllons to Hartford for him, to'
, , , . , , i.
supnly orders ; and hat be now ha. orders
for ttceniy tons more 1
FROM MEXICO. .
Wc received somewhat later auviccsyes-,
terday frcm Vcra Cruz.
r.AM I fnrna ttit In t.n
It turns out to be
true Ihat banta Anna has succeeded in car-.
j..,s u.u u v. ... .... Y-i r -
country gcncrally, and thcreioro do we
look for new rcvolutions. N. O. Picay
une.
Protest aoainst Pdsetism.
4hout
2000 of thcProtestant Episcopal Clcrgy-j
r I? i a t : l - p,-i.i n-
mcn of England have sicncd a Protest a-
gainst that form of Papacy called Pusey
ism, as teaching for doctrine the com
mandments of men,.and ns tcnding to re
cstablish the rcign of spiritnal despotism,
from which our fathers were dclivcrcd thro'
the instrumcntality of tho vencrable re
formers. Mesherism. The utilily of Mcsmerism
has been provcd at Alton, III. wbero a large
wuuho- i-u, .......... j ,
Av. while in a mcsmcnc sleep not only!
without inflicting any pain.but .without her
, ... r r.. i:i
DCing CUUSC.UU3 Ol ll.u ujituuiuu u.,... oui.
awokc, after its completion !
Amebicajj Peists. We had the pleas-
ure vcsterday of examintng some patterns
of American prints, from the works of Mr.
Benjamin Cozzons, frovtdencc, II. I. and
now in tbe hands of Mcssrs. Lippincott,
Way, iz Wolcott, commission merchants,
No. 18, South Front street. These patterns
wcrc of thc block cbintzstyle, in close im
itation, or rather icsemblancc, of tho Grc
cian vclvct patterns, now much in vogue,
the chintz, however, bcing olacrwisc orna-
Vera Cruz; but he is in a minority intheij. rn,,,'' ,ihord to call 1
Iy excei t,em ; durability; and we con-
sl()er tne pr,nts to which we now relcr, as
honorable evidences of tho ability of the
Amcricans to compete with foreiwn manu-
factures, and place tho country in astatc of
true indcpendence of all that ministers to
the conveniencrs of life. And we trust
that the succcssful cxcrtions which wc,
from time to lime. notice among those con-
' nectcd with manufacturcs, will bc so lib-
cray rewarded, as to invite othcrs into
ihc ficld of cnterprisc. nnd stimulato nll to
hcalthful. and Datriotic cmulation. U. S.
The Catalogue of Harvard Univcrsity for
this vear contains the names of ono hundred
nndtwentv oersons in lhe Law School.
This. we presume, is
is the largest body cver
in our countrv for the
frnilmrprt mm'ihrr
study ofthe law. A Iargc number came
from dislant parts of the Union ; and thcte
ure grndualcs of ncaily all lhe Collegcs of
thc country. Yale Co!lege alone has sent
twclve ; olhor Col'eces havo smaller num -
bers. Wo obscrve lhe names cf sludents
from Alabama, South Carolina, Ohio, and
l. .. ... - . .. .
commcrcial law, as expounded by Mr. Jus-
tice Mory, are ot vttal importance in Uiai
Statc.
It will bo interesting to our rcaders lo
know that the Judgc and professor has becn
restored to his former hcalih, so that hc has
becn enablcd lo resumo his arduous labors, !
both on tho bench" and in the lecture room.
Hu lectures which are lhe source of so
iiiuv.ii uy.cuuum uiiiuuiuuiu i.k. -
ot tne law scnooi. atiraci ine auemio i oi 0n t,jat sllI)jcc, , hnve T rre,,UCntlv pub
n.ost8trangersofdtslincti0n whovt3ilBos. Hc prcsscd my BcntmcnlJl Wlthi,; ,ilC
ton, anxtous to catch tne Itvtng words from , ,ast ,. afa ,n ,he Seme of ic .
this rcmarkable junst, Professor Gree. , (oJ StB,e9 Mr, j fuv
leaf, in whoso hands rcsts lhe immediate . my vicw3( an( w(m, , saW wajj- .j,,,.
governmcnt of tho school. still conltnurs his , Abou, hc samo , comlnunicn.(, IC11I
insiructtyc courses. We are happy to an- ; ,lc nns(vcr wIl;ch , lransmile(, ,
nounce Ihat a second edilion ofhis admtra- nj,i,i , i, r. ,,. .... ....
blo work on Evidenck is now in press. I'
is no small lionor to thc Law School at Cam
bridge, to have becn lhe mesns of securing
to lhe profcssiun, a work, which hasialready
been admillcd among lhe judicial classicj.
Bot. D.Adv.
Ghammar in tiie Back Woods. " Class
in grammar may come on thc floor. Now,
John, commence. All the worla is tn
debt." " Parsc world."
" TForld is a general noun, common
mctre, obiectivc case.and govcrned by Mil-
ler."
" Very well. Sam parsc debt."
" Debt is a common noun, itnpressivc
mood, and drcadful casc."
" That'll do. Read the next scntence."
"Boys and girls must have their play."
" Philip parsc boys."
" Boys is a particular noun, singulaf
number, unccrtain mood, Iaughable case,
and agrecs with girls."
"The next."
" Boys is a masculinc noun, infcrior
number, conjunctivc motxl, and belongs
to the girls, with which it agrees.1'
" School's dismisscd."
A Cr.iNciiEB ! Thc subjoined practical
answcr to ono ofthe Journal of Commerco's
Free Trade theories, seems lo us about at
conclusivc as anything well could bc.
From the New Yori Courier.
Mn. EDiTOR.-Tho3e wise and sagncious
free trade ndvocntcf, lhe Editors of the
Journal ofCommercc had an cditorialycs
, , , j i.r v i , ,
terday mormng headed '-Brass Kc tks and
Ithe lanflf, " in which aflcr tclltng all aboul
. H..iv nriQ rrnl. rer nound on thc ar-
r , - . . b in ,.and now
" ' w
jL " 3,;?.,, v,
Qn -do)I f(jr . 16 d our rrjend
- j-- . - , ,
ftho manufacturcr) mst as really and iruiy
i
upon ner ,or ,u e .re .... ...
lhe manulacture and sale of the a t cle, we
beg lcave to s ato what no secrc o thosn I
nf nll npnnniti rd with Ihs nuliiect. tbat Jirass ,
tr , 7- . r . r ..i ,
,., ,0 ever ;mportcd. aro now sel.
4UJ1UJ la"J' y"r" ,. .
Iin"at thc samo prico tnai ingiisn were .
, . L r f . .n-.:- i '
ration, and that the only effect of tho pro- j
tcction of 12 ccnts pcr pound is to sccure,
to our counlrv a branch of mamtfac-l
turcs which would otherwise be cntirely
monopolized by forcigncrs,
So much forl
Brass Kcttles nnd the Tariff. Truly yours.
f)-Mr- Wcbster,
. . ;
in answer to an tnvt-
talion to aucnd a wnig onvenuon ar f
r .,i. m.j n,.f
xitl- r .: -.1
", r ',nj -r-ntr-pmRnis which would
b-b - --
not ncrmit him to bo nresent. He exprcs
scs himself in the fullest terms in favor of
Mr. Brin-iTS to lhe office of
Govcrnor.and Mr. Rced ns Lieutenant Gov
crnor oftho Commonwealth and states
that their nomination mcets his entiro ap
probation. He also exprcsses his hearty
concurrence in the general objecta for which
the Copvention wns to bo holden.
fjT?" IFhile the Whigs grieve a little over
lhe temporary defeclion ofNew Jersey and
the Loco Fojos are in dtispair at tho disas
trous intelligcnce from Georgia, Pcnnsyl-
vania and Ohio, the Tylcr organs and Ty
lerparty find occasion fbrcongratulations in
each and all of tbeso results. They claim
lhe Loco Foco victory in New Jersey and
tho Wbig victories in Ohio and Pcnnsylva
nb as eqXially "Tyler triumphsr' Th'w it
is all fish that comes to their rrct." Wc
don't bcgrndge them what little consolation
they can exlract from the election resull
this fall. foi nssuredlj they will have no
thing lo "trrumph" about in '44. Evc.Jour
nal.
MR. CJ.AY AND TIIE TARIFF.
From the Neu York Triittne.
As tbe ehicf ground of Loco-Focoassault
on our prcscnt moderatc, wisely acfjustcci
nnd effkicnt Whig TanfT cfTicicnt cqual
ly for Rcvcnue and Protcclion is the vo
ciferous asscrtion that it U a high Tariff, a
prohibitory and exclusiveJy Protoctivo Tar
iff, the Whigs of tbe South hnvc becn es
peciajly compelled to bcar the odium of
sustaining suchf a Tariff or to iissipate thr
misreprcaentation industriously disscminu
ted by ils encmies.- The Iattir they havo
dono by showimr repeatcdlv that tho TanfT
is not nearly so high as that of 1828. which
! was concoctcd by Silas Wrfgltt, voled for
, by Marlin Van Burcn & Co., and claimcd
n jacKsoii lann. liut thc i,oco-i'oeri
of the Planting States, as hcre, insist that
' t'ie Whigs nro in fuvor of much highcr, e.
vcn Probibitoiy, duiies
1 Thcreuporr. thc Editor of the Ilrrnld, a
W'hig papcrjust cstablisbcd at La Grangit
Ga., appcalcd to Mr. Clay for his vicws ou
i,l 1 t-t.i
( be subjcct, to which hc respondctl ns below,
j showing that Ire is in favor ofsitniniiig the
: prcscnt T arifT; and that .so far Trom con.
I tcmplating higber nnd biglicr Duties, ho
', bchevcs tho continual and rapid progrosaof
1 our Manufaclures tenda cver to dimmUh
causc hc insists on the principlc of Disciim-
ination in bchalf of our Homo Labor, vnll
read the following : and calmly nnswcr t,
thcmsclvcs why and whctoin views nr;
e.ccplionablc
Asiilad, 13lhScpt. 1843.
DbarSir: I received your fnvor, nildrrs-
i sing some inquinej to mc, in rcspect to lliet
p0llcy ot protcctjng American inlere!s
Legisluturo of New York, which was nl.--
publibhcd. I ngain cxprcsscd my (ipiriinn,
in reply to a letter vhich I received trom a
fellow-citizen of Philadelphia, rLquesting
mo to slate the principles of thc Whig prtr
ty. A statemcnt of them, as underlond by
mc, was accordingly made, nnd it is now
conspicuously publishcd nt tho head ofmn.
ny newspapers. Thc lnst exprcssion if
my opinion, is conlnined in a Jellcr whirb
I rceently addresscd to Nashville, nnd of
which I now transmit you n copy. If you
had scen thcso vnriou.4 c.tprossions of tho
opinions uhich I hold on the subjccl ofyour
letter, I presume you would not havc ileem
cd nccessnry to nddr&is mc.
The sum and subslance of which I con
ccivc to bo tho true policy of the limltil
States, in rcspect to a Tariff, may bu bricf
ly slated. In conformity with Ihc princi
plc announccd in tbe compromiae nct. I
think, that whatevcr rcvcnuo is nccessnry
to nn ccononiicnl and honcstadiriiniatraliim
of the General Governmcnt ought to bo cfc
prived from dutics, iuipnscd on Forcign im
ports. And I behcvo thal.in I'stabliuhing u
Turiffof thaje dutics, such n d scriminalion
ought to be made, as will inc;dcnlnlly af
ford rcasonablc protecliun to our OHtiuiial
Inlerfcsts.
I think Ihorc is no dangcr ofn high tnr
iff bcing cvcr cslnblished that of 1828 Ud.
ominently dcserving Ihat ilenominatinn. I
MaS not in Congress whnn it pasMid, nnd
did not votc for it ; but wilh its hisiory nnd
with thc circumstanccs which gavo hirth to
it I nm well acquninled. They were high-
fr.l.l- . ? , , i
iy uiscreuimuie 10 ninericBii jejiisiniion.anu
f . ,
,enfe h
AHer my return o Longrcss.rt 1831,my
cffbrts were directcd to thc inotlificalion nntl
reduclion of the rates of duty contained in
,he ct of I82g
Thc act of 18M2, crcntlv
reduced and modified them ; nnd lhe act of
1.833' 5.omm.only .c,"d "? ytJc
i i -. t : 1 1 r 1 1. 1 a t j-1- i . i
wh;ch d B fc
j snppotlcd, was conficd
f '
. . - t "" "'"'
in lhe aonaie when tho hrst act or 18-12
Pa&icd encray. he duties which .t.mPo-
scs aro Iowcr than those in the act of 1832.
,-.,,..,..
And, without intending to express any o-
pinion upon cvery itemof this last Tariff, I
would say that I think tho provisions in tho
rnain, are wise and proper. If there bo a.
ny cxcesscs or defccts in it, for which I
have not the mcans horo of judging,) they
ought to bo corrcctcd.
My opinion, that there is no dangcr hero-
i after ofa high Tariff, is founded on tlie
aratifving fact thnt our manufaclures havu
... ' . . , . :r,-
"u ' " u"vr .
, , .- f , - -.
but, as they grow and advance, they acquiro
strength and stability, and, consequcnlly,
will requiro lcss protcctinn. Even now
some bmnches of them areablc (omnint.tin.
in distant markets, succcssful coinpclitiou
with rivnl foreign manufactures.
Iloping that this letter may bc sati.fic
tory toyou, and afiord nll Ibc informalion
you dcsire, and tendcring my gralcllil no
knowledgements for the friondly feelings
nnd sentimcnts ntertainod by you towards
me.
I ara, wilh great rcpcct. your ohiVril
scrvant.
Dr. F. S. BRoso.Y. fl. CLAY.

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