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--,-. . . i i ... i n..,. I.,.,....,, ..,, ..
The woods arc flujhlnj; with delight;
The rod'nlng raaples now confess
Jack frost was kissing them last night;
Ah! how ther blush at his caress!
On many a mount that round rae towers,
Such intcrialujling tints aro seca, t.
They look like pyramids of OoworsJj
Mixt with the pine's eternal green. W
Tis saiJ that when upon the old
The frost of death descends, our tears
Are strangely moved, as we behold
The leoksthej wear in early years.
Ah me! with sadness I discern
Where flocking robins used to slug,
That on the dying oak leaves barn '
The tents that brigtened there in spring.
.. ... . - .From Um iVid World.
ALLEN AND ARNOLD
ur cEoncE cannixo hill.
It is said and it is of little use to
question -such .1 rumor, tltat Allen
backed up his demand for the surrender
of the garrison with a round oath, thitt
would not bear repetition here.
Col. Seth Warner brought over the
remainder of the party from Shoreham
in the boats that had recrosscd for them,
and joined his victorious commander
and comrades earlj in the morning.
And thus, without the firing of a mus
ket, the famous fortress of 'J'icondcroga
fell into the hands of one brave and
capable man, whose energy mastered
whatever it was applied to. The colo
nists had, up to this time, stood only
on the defensive ; this deed was wholly
aggressive, and calculated, from its
very boldness, to btartle the patriots of
the entire countty. On a sudden, mat
ters had taken a new attitude, lint to
Ethan Allen belongs the praise of hav
ing first placed the colonics in this at
titude; he, the outlaw on whose head a
price had been set the "kind of Robin
Hood among the mountains," as Irving
styles him, desert cs ihe gratitude of
his countrymen to the latest postciity,
for having boldly launched us on an
ocean, on whose shore tve stood for a
little time undecided and shhering.
The party under Capt. llerrick that
went off to surprise Skenesborough,
performed their duty exactly as re
quired, though they were not at Shore
ham with their boats as soon as Allen
looked for them. Governor Skene, as
he was called thereabout, on account of
his having been appointed Lieutenant
Governor of the fortifications on the
Lake, was in Europe at the time, htti
his sou, Major Skene, happened to be
out shooting when the armed company
arrived, and was easily taken prisoner.
Fifty tenants of his father's, together
with twelve negroes, were secured, and
the stone buildings, erected with such
care by Gov. Skene, captured. The
body of the elder Skene's wife was re
ported to havo been fouud in the cellar,
where lie had kept it uubuiied for a
number of years , the reason given for
this pointless prank being he could
receive an annuity that fell to her, "so
long as she remained above ground!"
Capt. llerrick hurried the body in the
rear of the house, and, going on board
a schooner that lay in tho haibor, the
properly of Skene, sailed down the lake
to the rendezvous at Shoreham.
Seth Warner was next despatched
from Ticouderoga with a detachment of
men, to surpriso and capture Crown
Point another important fortress down
the lake, or to the Northward. He
succeeded in his enterprise to his heart's
desire. The garrison, which numbered
only one sergeant and twelve men, gave
up the place without the firing of a
gun. --More tharr a hundred "caiiifons
were' captured, besides animunftioji!
Thus passed into the hands of the col
onists, at'the'veiy -opening of the Wr,
the two strong posts that commanded
the highway to Canada. The prisoners
taken at Ticoudtroga were sent oft' to
liar tfoid, and the cannon and balls were
found to be of great service in the busi
ness that was going on at Boston.
Now Arnold stepped forth again from
his temporary retirement to the ranks,
and demanded to be himself iccognizcd
as the commander of the newly -taken
fortress. He .-aid no other man on the
ground could show the legal authority
to hold the' position, whicbf' he could.
Alien did not bluster in return, for he
knew better; but.leavirig the point to be
settled by the Connecticut" Committee
that employed him for this momentous
enterprise, lie waited the result. As
the committee were on the eve of going
back home to report progress.they gave
Allen a wiiting. by virtue of which he
was put in command of the fort and its
dependencies, until he"sliould be ad
vised further by the Legislature of
.Connecticut or the Continental Con-
gress. This, for the moment, put a
slop to the dispute ; but Arnold fell so
certain he was wronged, that he for
warded anearncst protest to the Massa
chusetts Committee of Safety, in which
he set forth his grievances at length.
But fortunate circumVances came in to
turn his attention to other' things, and
so keep him quiet in respect tothis.
When the bateaux, with tho schooner.
arrived from Skenesboioitgh, Allen pro
posed to Arnold to cmb.irk with a suf
ficient force, and sail down the lake and
surpiise St. John's, a posl on the Soiel,
or Richelieu lliver, and the first outpost
beyond tho New-York lines. Arnold
embraced the plan with his usual eager
ness. Cannons from the fort were placed
on the schooner, and Arnold took com
mand of her; he had mailed in his young
er days, in Lis own brigs between New
Haven and the West Indies, and was
therefore accounted the more skilful
seaman. Allen embaikcd on board the
bateaux with his Green Mountain Boys,
and they all moved off in hiyli spirits.
The ichooncr outsailed the boats, and
reached St. John's without once boing
seen by the garrison; Arnold therefore
captured them only thirteen men in
all took a sloop of teventy tons, with
two brass six-pounders and seven men
on boaid made prizes of four bateaux
and finally ,on hearing that reinforce
men's were on their way down from
Monti eal, sot sail ngnin.lhc wind having
pro identially shifted, for Ticotideioga."
He had gone but a little way, when he
met Allen and his boats coming to meet
him. Thev at once exeliuii'-ed salutes
in true military style; Arnold tired three
discharges of cannon fiom the deck of
his sloop, mid Allen let oft" as many
rounds of musketry from the bateaux;
after which, the latter boarded the ves
sel in command of Arnold, and learned
all the particulars of his brilliiut exploit;
besides "drinking several loyal cougiess
h'-alihs," as reported by himself. Ar
nold returned to the fortress of Ticon
deioga; but Allen kept on to St. Johi.'s;
his idea was, to take posses'nu of it, 1
and hold it with 100 men against all
hostile comers. But he had hardly
leached tho spot, when he found liim
bclf almost iu the hands of a much mi
pcrior force, from which he was gl.td
to extricate his little detachment with
the loss, by capture, of only three men.
Thus, then, were all back again at Ti
conderoga. Once within the fort, tho
lake having been cleared of all hostile
forces, th.e same de&itc to bo at the
head cf matters manifested itself in
Arnold still. He was icstless, and no
doubt had but an indifferent opinion of
Allen's talents as a military leader.
Allen hud been made Colonel only by
the suffrages of certain committees of
farmer's, settled on the Ncw-IIampshiie
Grants; Arnold proudly pointed to his
commission us tho gift of the 1'ioviuci.il
Congress of Massachusetts. But Allen
seemed to know what he was about,
and pretty neatly how the case stood.
Ho lost no time in sending off' Col.
Easlou to both the Massachusetts Com
mittee and the Connecticut Assembly,
to explain to them the actual state of
things, atid to ask their aid in holding
what ground had already been gained.
Nor did Arnold forget himself, cither,
but despatched a statement of his on 11
to the Massachusetts committee; in
which ho wrote "Col. Allen is a prop
er man to head his own wild people,
but entirely unnciiuainted willr military
service; and as I am the only person
u ho has been legally authorised lu t'lko
possession of this place, I am dcleimin
td to iusiit on my light; and shall Keep
it ( the fort) at every hazard, until 1
have further orders." This was plump
and plain. The committee turned the
matter over to the Massachusetts Pro
vincial Congress. That body thought
that as the ciite-priso originated with
cctlain members of the Connecticut
Assembly, it was proper to leave tho
question altogether with them; and de
cordingly wrote that body to such cf -
fect, giving it up to them till the Con
tinental Congress al Philadelphia sho'd
advise deliuitely .bout it. -,
Congress at once accepted the captur
ed fortresses, thus making the enter
prise of Allen and Arnold a national
one, if such a term could be rightly
used befoie wo iudeed became a nation.
It next proceeded to give tho trophies
over into the bauds of New-York, inas
much as they were properly within the
limits of that Colony; authorizing the
New-Yoik Congress to call in the aid, if
wanted, of New-England. It was both
policy and courtesy to defer to at least
that extent to the New-York Province.
Without delay, therefore, the Congress
of New-Yoik invited the "Governor
and company of the English Colony of
Connecticut" to send fresh fotces to
hold these posts at the North, till they
could be relieved b- New-York troop;
amLJSovernor Jonathan Trumbull of
that Colony, better known alterwarus
to the army as "Brohec, Jonathan,"
sent one tuousauu noons to uconuer'a
uuuer me cuiiiuiiiuu ui uui. jauim.iu.
All this time, Allen retained command
at Tieonderoga, and Arnold at Crown
Point; the'latter, however, was i.ithei
a naval commander, the force mulct
him consisting chieflv of the men on
board his vessels-. So there was, as
yet, no open conflict of authority. Al
i .1... 1 n .1 it:..Vj-....i
len's men. many of them, went home
though others kept flocking in to make
their places good. Several of Arnold's
levies from western Massachusetts also
But Allen was heated with his suc
cesses. His blood was up, and he must
have more action. So restless a spirit,
and so intense a partisan, could hardly
be expected to ictnaiu quiet long, after
iccent events and with an open sea of
exciting adventure before him. He
had had his attention called to the mat
ter very much of Lite, and Jl had be
come a familiar thought to him; he felt
certain that ho could easily achievotLo
conque&l of Canada ! He lost no time
in communicating his plan to the New
York Congress. Said he, among other
things, "Tho key is ours; if tho colo
nies would suddenly push an army of
two or three thousand men into Canada,
they might make an easy conquest of
all that would opposu them in the ex
teusive province of Quebec, except a
reinforcement from England should
prevent it. Such a diversion would
weaken General Gage, or injure u-.
Canada. I wish to God America wo'd,
at this critical juncture, exert herself
agreeably to the indignity offered her
by a lyiaunical ministry. She might
lise on eagles' wingsr and mount up to
-loiy, fieedom and immortal honor,
if she did but know and excit hot
sticngth. Fame is now hovering over
her head. A vast continent must now
sink to slavery, poverty, horror and
bondage, or rise to unconquerable fiee
dom, immense wealth, lnexpres-ihle
felicity, and immortal fame." And
then, coming down to earth fiom his
high rhetorical flight, he adds, like ain
practical person, and to the point, "1
will lay my life on it, that with liftue'1
hundred men, and a proper train of ar-
tillcrv, 1 will take Montreal. Piovid-d
1 could bo thus furnished, and if an
army could command thejiold, it would
be no insupciable difficulty to take
Allen likewise wrote to Gov. Trum
bull, of Connecticut, in the same sttain,
and on the same project. But nothing
was done then, in consequence of an
other move on the board. Col. Hin
man at lived with his Connecticut tioops,
only a few days after Allen hud sent off
his letters. The former brought with
him authority to supersede Col. Allen,
and the hitter at once retired fiom the
command. But he had done, thus fat,
a grand work, besides weai ing the hon
or of being the first to suggest to Con-
"ress and the colonies tho way to dis
tinct tho British forces by a laid into
Canada. His proposal was not recciv ed
with favor at the time.but three months
later Congress look it up and proceed
ed to carrv it into execution. It would
have been far better, without doubt, if
Allen's advice had been heeded at the
time it was offered. Yet thcro were
good reasons enough for the delay.
Tho disposition of the people of Canada
toward the colonies was not yet fully
understood; anil there were many ur
jienl demauds made on Congress every
day. Measures of defenco were not
vet matured, ami projects for ntrgres-
'O" certainly couiu not ue. emeriaineu.
From the "Printer."
KOSSUTH IN ITALY.
A corrt!pon leut, Writing; from Hstlagio, thus
speaks of ttiu reception of ths Hungarian chieftain
Kossuth very" unexpectedly came iu
by the steamer yesterday afternoon, at
4 o'clock, from Colico, and look tip his
abode at the Hotel dc la Grande Bre
tngne, on the shoro of tho lake, midway
between Colico nnd Como. At 7
o'clock the hotel and the adjacent gar
dens were illuminated, and bonfires weie
tlso lighted on the shore, which were
quickly responded to by a number of
similar beacons at several points along
tho long mountain ranges of the op-
positcsido of the lake. The popt.la-
lion of Bellagio is but small, yet scarce-
iv an lmiaouauL couiu nave ucen aoseiu
fiom the spot where the Hungarian
liberator had taked up his abode.
The enthusiasm of the people was
very great, and at each dischargof of
cannon their cries of "VtTa Italia!
"Viva Une-licTLi !"
"Vivi Franci-i '"
i.i , i, ., . ..v- T i-i ' report ot the Register-General, as a ra
and though Iast.not least, "viva Inghil t - , , , , . ., . .. - . r .,
, , , n, ! markabic fact,that "one m six of thoie
terra ! were as loud and noisey as the 1 wll0 leave tlie world die jn tbe pnbHc
mo3t vehement patriots conld desire, institutions a work-house hoapit.il,
Tho town band, consisting of nearly asyulm or prison. Nearly one in cloveii
forty musicians, assembled 'under tbe,of-,M; deatl,,s is 'm a work-bouse."
- ". r .t 1 . 1 11 1 This shows that poverty follows close
window of the ho.el, and played sever- );il t,,e ,CeU of .caIlli;and f:istens on
al airs with much precision, the most tl,c multitude with relentless grasp.
popular of which seemed to he the Hun lEveiy sixth person dies a pauper or a
guian March; after the performance of criminal! Can ihis bo said of any
which KosMUh appeared at a window otIlcr cil. -' JJ00 ?, And ho
. , , , ' . , great a number there must be who bare-
and bowed several limes to the popit- fy manage lo escape h;3 falc- Tip
bice, which act was the signal for re- severe competition tor subsistence and
ne wed vociferation. Al about 10 o'clock wealth which characterizes Londen life
the crowd dispersed, and the lights of ' terrible ordeal for any human being
the hotel were slowlv extinguished. ' Vas through, nnd thousands fall iu
., 1 -1 I, mi the attempt, crushed beneath the golden
Bv a singular coincidence Prince Al-' T . 1. - . -
0 . . Juggernaut. It is now notorious, sav
brecht ot Prussia arrived from Colico a Loil(k.n paperF lhal ; llC iarge cstaV
by the same steamboat in which Kos-! Iishments, where some hundreds of as
stith had embaiked, and proceeded al sistants are employed, the great majori
once to his elegant villa opposite Bel- '-v f thont are broken down tradesmen.
', . , 1 1 1 1 1 u 1 . crushed by the competition of capital.
Ltgto, from which he had been absent ,. -7. J '. . -
0 1 hven these ojcup'ilions are obtained
two years at C.ibana. Saturday was '(-, difticully, and th less fortunate
also the birthday of the son of the 'gradually sink lower and lower in the
.Marquis d' Azeglio, iu compliment to scale, till they are driven into the pub
w'hom manv of the villas wtre brilliant- i;c institutions where they meet an uti
,.,,.",, ... - ,1 timely death. Ihe hsl is further swel-
ly illuminated along the shores of the , , .' . . 1 1 1, ...
J .led bv that numerous class, who, born
lake, the cffecl of which. under n lovely ; a ,eSpectable sphere, and well edu-
ltali.111 sky, with a bright shinning 'cited sink into a degradation from the
moon, were most fairv-Iike. Isheer love of display and the vanity of
At an eailv hour this morning the'l!vinK bJ,-'0d -"dr means. It is on
. , . . , ',' record, that out of eight thousand con-
lowu lunu iook a ooat, aim as u.ev np- ,s ffho ,iaye pabSe-, .,lcjr probat:OI1
pi cached the Hotel dc la Grande Bre- '; Pcntonville.one thousand fell through
U"tie serenaded Kossuth, who again 'this wretched vice, and il is stated that
arTpearcd and acknowledged the com-' mo- of the number were -oriSinjjij-,..1
. ,r , . , . ., i respectable in more than ordinary ue-
phment offered to him. I ho move- Thc3lJ Ma!cmenls tca(:ll ..Ctj,.
menls of this remarkable man are at t,c greatness of London has bei-n pur
present unknown, but the general im- 'chased at a fearful cost in human pov
pression here appeals to he that he is 'erty. misery and crime, result of its
about to take some part in the war of e-'g-r P"-"'- wealth. -5ooi
, ,.,., 1 , Journal.
hbei ntion, than which nothing can be
more popular in this part of Italy, if
the sijjnsof enthusiasm everywheie :ip
... 1 . .i -- ..- :..- i'i... '
ti.ireni may uc laaeu us utijmuc. xuv
hatred .-fitinst Austria, at all events, is on a much needed reform in this coun
most unmistakable. The Princess liy:
Demidoff is staying al the Hotel Gen-' "The homes or America will not be
azzini, which is adjacent to Kossuth's como what they should be uutil a true
hotel. Tho fair Russians seemed to be idea of lif- shall become more widely
much interested. ' implanted. The worship of the dollar
...-. does more to degrade American homes,
..., T. J'T'Sr- '"I the fife of those homes, than any-
-i ax ..v-.
It is two ve.trs since I left off the use
of tobacco.' I chewed only occasion- The chief end of life is to gather gold,
ally, but 1 did enjoy my cigar, lprid-taiid that gold is counted lost which
c-d" ni) self 011 my line Havanas, and 'hangs a picture upon tho wall, which
mi"ht have been seen almost any morn- buys a toy or book for the eager hand
in" with a ci"ar in my mouth, walking 'of childhood. Is this the whole of hu
down Broadway in a most comfortable man Iifu? Thenitis a mean, meager and
manner. ' most undesirable, thing. A child will go
The way il happened that I left oiTifoith from astall glad to find fresh air
the use of the weed is this had a
lit 1I0 son about six years of age. He
almost always hurried to be ready to
walk down with me as far as his school.
His blight face nnd extended hand were
alvvavs welcome, and he bounded along
beide uie chatting, as such dear little
fn,..vc mill- rvin. The city has in it
i!r ..nr.nm.l.mr bovs. whose
f-i v i".' ,....o "X"T."Jn niet im - sc"u as 'l can fly. Ancestral home
chief deli"ht seems to bo to pich. up ... ,
i" ..,c n,,.l l.nd-pii steads and patrimonial acres have no
discarded cigar stumps nud broken i
. ... ., ... , i. :.. ,i,:i sacredness : and when the fatherand
pockets, puff away in a very inelegant
.. mi... ...ni ivim inoir iiniiiis in iiic;ii t
i literates associations iiiai snouiu uu a
manner. i ,-,-
n.. ,nrn5n.r it serin ed as if little mong tho most sacred of all things.
... it i , ,i nine nf iIipw
Kd'tir and I met a great many 01 mese
juvenile smokers. 1 became very much
.i;cm.-i,,l. and nointed them out to lit -
tie Edgar as an awful warning of youth
ful delinquency, talked quite largely.
savin" the City authorities ought to in
lerfcre and break it up.
A little voice soft and musical, came
up lo mo as I gavq an extra puff from
my superb Havana. A bright little
faco was upturned, and the words
"Isn't it worse for aman, father? "
came to my cars. I looked down on
the little fellow at my side, when his
timid eye fell, and the color mounted
his cheek, as if ho feared he had said
something bold and unfitting.
"Do you think it is worse for a man,
Edgar ?" I askeiL
"Please, father, boj-s wouldn't want
to smoke and chew tobacco if meu
didn't do it." ' .
Here was the answer. I threw away
my cigar, and have nover touched to
London now covers one hundred and
ltKenty.one squnro milcs ,,av;ng -x
j creased three-fold since the yearJtOO,
tanu oricks auu mortar sun utvaue nnu
capture the green fields.The popula
tion, according to therreport of the
Retrister-Geaefal.-a'u'rmeiils at the T.i:e
ofabfjut one thousand per week half
, by birth and half by immigration.
islanding tne enormous wealth
.of the metropolis, it is recorded in the
Here are some very judicious remai ks
'thing - than everything else. Utility is
' the God of almost universal worship.
'and a wider pasturage. Tho influence
(of such a'home upon him in after life
' will be none nt all.
J Thousands aro rushing from homes
like these every day. lliey crowd in
to cities.and into villages. They swarm
into all places where life is crowned
with higher signsticance; and the old
1hui of home is deserted by every bird
f mother die the stranger's presence ob-
' i i i
I would nave you duuu up tor your-
j , ., , ,
Uclvcs and for your children a home
' which wi.l never be lightly pnrtud with
a home which shall be to all whose
lives have been associated with it, the
most interesting spot upon earth. 1
would have that home the abode of dig
nity, propriety, beauly.grace love, gen-
ial fellowship and happy associations.
Out from suck & home.,1 woald Ear
good influences intoncigbbOTboodaaad
communities. Iu 'such a hoae I woald
sec noble arabiton taking root, and. re
ceiving all generous culture. Aadtktay
I would see you young husband a4
you young wife, happy. - Do job de
prive yourself of sucli uiHueBCCS ai still
come to you through au lnstitttUMiika
this. No mony can pay JMlK
1 - "V-'i ' tU . 3S)P. .
a deprivation. Nd circaswtfftcea but
those of utter poverty .ciaMaofr XJLtB
denying these lBiueRCM jDyowr sVM-
. j-'vj-ir-'t. u,
! s 1 - 1 -rr5
The Mistakks orax Pacss. The
most Liughablcas,of "mistakes by tha
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two articles set for the piper, (one con
cerning a sermon preached by an tmi-
plt AWm antl the 0,ber ,4.
freaks of a dog..) buf, unfor'tunately.the
foreman, in placing in the form, "mix
ed' them, making the following contn
(emjils: "The Rev. 'James Thompson, renter
of St. Andrevvchurch, preached lo a
large concourse of people n Sunday
last. This was his list sermon." Tu a
few weeks he will bid farewell to his
congregation, as his physician advised
him to cross the Alantic. He' exhorted
his- bretheren and sisters, and after the
expiration of a devout prater, took
whim to cut up some frantic freaks. "He
ran up Timothy street to Johnson, and
down Benefit lo College. Al this stage
of proceedings, a couple of boys Existed
him and tied a tin kettle to his tiiLanj"
he again started. A great crowd col
lected, and for a time there was a'graad
scene of confusion. .After soxnti Iroa
ble he was shot by a Jersey polkeaan.'
An Eloquent EuLoar. In a recent
literary address at Edinburg, the cele
brated Lord Brougham paid tho follow
ing tribute to Washington:
'Iu Washington we may contemplate
excellence, military and civil, applied to
the service of his country and mankind;
a triumphant warrior, unshaken in cou
tfedence when the most sanguine had a
right to despair; a successful ruler' in all
the difficulties of a course wholly un
tried; directing the formation of a new
government for a great people; the first
time so rash aa-acl had ever been tried
by man, voluniarily and unostentatious
ly retiring from supreme power with
the veneration of all parties, of all ua-
tions, of all roankfad, that the righls of
men might be conserved, and that hh
example might never be appealed to y
vulgar tyrants. It will be the duty of
the historian and the sage iu all ages to
omit no occasion of commemorating this
illustrious man, and until time shall bis
no more will a test of progress which
our race has made in wisdom and in
virtue bo derived from the veneration
paid to the immortal name of Washing
"Where are you going?" said a young
gentleman to an elderly oao in a white
carvat, whom he overtook a few mile
'I am going lo heaven, my sou; I have
been on my way -theio for eqpttcon
"Well, good bye. old fellow; if you
have been traveliinp; towards heaven
cigieen years and got no nearer than
Chicago, I'll lako another route.
A man who had purchased a pair of
new shoes, finding tho road to be rath
ei a rough one, decided on putting the
shoes under his arm, and walking home
barefooted. After a while he stubbed
his great toe, taking the nail oSfss clean
as a whistle, 4How lucky l he exclaim
ed, what a tremendous kick that would
have been for the 6hoeft!"
A Quaker having sold a fine looking
but Wind horse, asked tlie purchaser:
"Well, my friend, dost thou ee any
fault in him?"
"No," was the answer.
Neither will ho seeanyin tbce.'said
Two Irishmen were going to lire oT
a cannon just for fun; buljbeinf of rath
er an economical'turn ofsaiad, they did
not wish to lose the ball. So one
look an iron kettle in his hand to catck
it in, and stationing hftiself in front of
the loaded piece.exclaimed to the other;
who stood behind it, holding a lighted,
torch: Touch It atsy, Pal!." '
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