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Fron the American Agriculturist.
IN conse(Iience of the degeneracy ofthe
potate and tits liability tit rutt out, or it
lenst to become comparatively woritless,
I have 'beeti expetimetiniog fopr six years in
prodnaeiit g new varieities frotn seei, From
the ravages of a small l.lack htg, my effirts
for the first two years proved etirely fi.
-tile. Tite third year by protetving the
very small, tenidtr plants with thin bais of
tow, for many biy;vs after they first spraon
from the earth, I sueceeded it growingit a
bout twenty, whici I also protected fIoimt
the atiutmuitl frosts , as long as they nouli
grow, by means of bliakits ni d boards.
From these plants I siice'eled ill tiatler
ing about three quarts of v-cry smnall ti
bers, consisting of' more than a dozin vari
eties, all sou nd atd hIealthy, when dt1ug,
moit of whitlh remai-d so uitil the time ofI
planting the next sprin g. In contts prttene
of severe frosts and drihttdls, it was with
siome difliciity that I site-'ededil in cultiva
ting them: but I canl nlow saV that I hiaie ont
hand, it my celltar, in good and healthy
conditition, abolit 100 bushls oi 1 foutr-vear
old seed lin gs, andl atho.t 10 housithels frtilt
seeds sown last spring ; also a timtity of
seed stitablenb- for sowing, from imy last-sum1tt
meir's crop.
The distinct varieties in the fomr-i-ar
ld secillings, are nim ftiily -developei. the
four best tit whieb bear aottintt its the
followingo niamles .-- linf.1l1liney,
"Rutlssetingz, "1 Rose," 1and "4 Almerican
Producer." Dmin the last two vears, I
have tested these varietits, tnd for he;uitv,
solidlity, qwality, amd productif-tness, I
lave never seen nor heard of their eilil
Thel Pinkey e resembeis the obl pitatte
bearing that name it itt every p.trlititlar
is supieriitr. For this variety I wats awar
ded, at the late Staite Fair at Atiburn, the
highest premiumil 41n seelingq~ po1tatoes.
,Thte Lf ussiiting is so ciiled fromin its risem.
bIance, ill color, ti the rueting apple or
pe'tr. It is very hart) tnd white in the ite
rior, very early, ami if the finest qialiiy
for the tle. *The ltiose reseileits, in .ip
pearance, at Iles seed emi, very imirt it(
flower after whiht it is mottid. The A
inerican Produc'er is rather long, with
rough, thuotgih henmlthtby skin, mta1l is remat1rk
ably prodtnetive. Thi variety, as well as
the rose potatoe, is of iie iiulity, boetih for
the garden and the table, bit is moret ia1r.
ticubirly adapted fur lield cultire ani1d for
As to the proidtctiv-eness of thes~e foutr
varieties, I tinttk tha t teni buishteis plated i
in good soi1, wIith proaper cul tuire-, will I pro -
duice in i favornable season, 50) fuihl. I
planted,.in a dirill, one pintkeyi', Ist spriing,
mraking of it, thtiritein hills, aloing side ai
row of tomatoes, andt atS I thouitght, ait a pro
per distaince fromit it ; butt whlen ito~uh it-gan
des It'yed ivio hilils, anil veryV mtateiri ally
injuiredh the whiute. Niitwithcstain~ig thti-,
I gatiheredi in thte fali fromta thei eleveono
maiiing hills, 'a full hlnf boulhel of beuoi
ful Buiflutlt Pinke-yes,
Amiong thme vairietieos from wichi I first
gathlered moy ftirst btall s for seed waes lhe
long andit run pitt nki~eye, mte i' er, kiIdney'
puotutloe, o raitge.lIarge fiet. t-coled.h ~ peac
blowi, antd sieveoraili oters. Th le tubei.rs fromit
the seed of the pinkeye '% i i have beten lanitedt
in regulaitr suticcessiin it itt t~ imes, wiithi a
very ptercepttible impifrovieet eacih year.
Amiong the se tubIers are repr eseniiedi the
ulhl pintke'ye, mlercer, rotugh- s kin, flesh-cil
-ored, andil peach-lltw. IThe first yeai i rt irom
the seed, the tubers we're very smatll; bitt,
d uritng the thr :ee sutciceedi ng yeta rs thitey
have mate rially imtipr oed Te ie a tre
very large at the roitis andi i s pread on the
ground muich like those of the itmto;ti
and wil e ini manyt lieldis iilthe i old pta~tttoe,
not a seedl-ballI coul hi e fimuuitl,.they were
very large tand i aumlant ott toy niew vair I
elies, bentdiing the stalks lto the~ groundti.
A montg lmy i cimmt ptii nki) eyeis, mei'rcers,
flesh-~culored, Eniglishwiite is, tutd oranige
potatotes, nott a sitngh ball coutldl be fitundi
al though pittn ted in te sitime tie ld, at lihe
amo time, and int the same drills with mv
'Nat undrstood, Milhinayl Not under.
tood? I am surprised,- sir, utterly sur. e
rised, tiat you should be so ignorant on a s
tlject that conrerna you iand every met. n
hant in New York. The matter is this, r
ir: I have gotten tip a petition, sir, to a
ny befor'e the proper authorities, to pre- i
ent these women from carrying on these r
hops,stores, or whatever else they are; v
hey will ruin our business, and must and c5
hall be put dovn. They Ore allowed a t
icense, sir, fsrjust one half what we have o6
o pay-they rent a fiabric, for which thter
ay a mere nothing; added to which, the'v G
rowd some hal-f dozen families into it, n
herehy, making, perhaps, a clear profit. tr
ly this means, sir, they can afiord to sell p
,foods cheaper than we can. We must 61
ave our handsome how window?, and] rich- ti
y finislhed cases, our stores* brilliantly ila
ulminated with gas, fir which. sir, we muAt s
iay an exorbitant price, and must have a p
)rofi on ourgoods to indemnify us. and el
he consequence is, customers go where a
hey call buy the cheapest. One class, sir, or
ve have put diown-those who live hy the F
eedle: we have succeeded in gri'nding h
heir prices down, until they cannot eari p
iver from eight to iwelve-and-a-half cents si
ier dav-plenty, sir, plenty, sir, plenty in
or tihese cre':attres, what can they want ivith ri
nore. I have given my wife and dlaugh- h
ers orders long since, not to give more fi
han half the valute of the work they have
loIe;jand I nssure vou, sir, that my ordlers o
ile been strictly eromplied wvith. I fyour p
inerican 'womoen wVill not (ih> it for half ti
Price, there are pInty of foreiginers who a
vill. They have not beenl accustomed to s,
uch indulgen-cies and luxuries as your a
voul be ladies 66f this counttry'and they a
:0n aflord to work fAr less. A nl iow I think ri
if it, our markets. too, our side-walks,
ur pavements are blocked up wiih somes' tI
if this class. They do not even pay rent,
ir, for a place in which to store their ar- h
icles of traffic; bit rree from expenses. p
hey offer their gsords for a mere ntithing
his niust not,.shall not be; we'll put thema il
lown, or my nae'TIOS not Peter Gruff. No, w 11
ive me your name, and we'll have the p
nalter fixed without more dett c lay.' i
'Iifseed, neighbor,' said Milimay, eI 0
insl hI Ike mucrh to (loIig'e yiau: but really e
his seems a miatter of csnsciene with me; I
husintess I have no light It medble witlh. c
-Livc, alami le-t live, has hiihe-rto been rmy b
nsotto; ondai were I to) lend a hane i t6 p- .it
aress imy fellow-creatu'res, how could I r
Iare prayt
"'flat :nercy I t otiers show,
That mtercy bhow to 6ne." , i
'Cscsience'nuttered Go uf. 'You wvill
ive ear to conscience, untiIl it will he your
'Y'-, neighbor,' resumed the naerchant,
this is a free couintry. hiere all tnen are
ar ought ta he san tin equalitiy.'
'Elqility!' said Gorufl, agavin interru~ptingil
r. ilibb ny; 'Inow hi, sir, is the very
sisaot oaf the evil. 'Why, sir, inl ity o3pin
ftat We 0111gh1t t41 know litf but tIa d'iktiitmet
-lsses-the rich a:6l the poor. We shouli t
InIve no mis1 sta;I.te sMii. We haveS
has' poor to work foir us, and we should be
Malowed to remnerat ithe as '.t we please
aiasl awe will s1114 n have it si, if you willi'aiI
I%. [Itot if you lhe'rt to this principle '1
Colscience,'as you termta it. y-tilu will brii r
mutiraself to betgpry, or ml niame's not Pe
e r G:lTF.'
'A tl what woihl you have ithesse prpeilIle
1#a, Mr. Grsdtl? nit ulall exertiois for the
oaapport eof' tIhems11s Ives, andI tho-.se 5ie'pemil- 6
int ona them, and throw themseslves il the
mblic for support? I ratlher thiiik, sir,
heir iimilostrv and andbiionia shaouhiLl be en
'Oha no, sir; theay al tshuhlwork --woak
ora a mere'l nantenances's; ansd thatt is all
hsey r eqire-al Ilache *shlaa ihi havea'.'
'annioast gaina a liaselihood~a byi thir lar;csin- si
s'quenstiy ther'i mu st stiarve' or baeg. ft weres'
awts er sI r. Grual', 1to paay e''vry1 cn---tale I
in femiaale', a faih price. I thtink sir the co6n1
lilisaon of siur cosunttry' wtouhi be blisfiteds a
lashaeb. Fear inastancae mtany sof th ese sap.
>resssed eopile' tare din bsay necessity osa
'lsnavor to soblta crediit, whaisch if' thaev c
tre fortuates enough~l to gaina, thevy are in
dll proabsility', nesvier ables to liqluidhate. the .
lebtI andI the tman whoas, fosr huanality''s
smakes, t ruased thasm, mu sst lhe the lose'r thIe rs'
ay. A thosuas asd sathIter intan aces I could ih
ane, Ilin whieb e veary goodis citizen wtoaud j
e6 beis' it ted, it 11 abitin (atweP're sencouaraged , (
msiastry parsaperly remunettraateds, ansd the ra- I
pec(tabl pos'16o r sf (iulr coun1aatry placedI mo re
ana aan equsality wiathIas thoseawh, I amn sor- a
ry toa say, aire uniafortun ateily thaeitr oppes i
'sors. , e
'All a mistake, sir;' ands the chagrinecj
traaaesansi rubbeds' his hamtnds ' tsagethaer, arnd
ait la.ahits it suppi~ress Ihi's risig antger.,
hiat sli theyt knaowt saf re'speab'nility?
l'hasy shalh amtlit mast lae puat downvi.'
'lle'tter palacey lourasel f and tail nren of like
prn ciple1 s it thiir csandii son fsar. a whil' '
naidl a stransge vosice, ltin a undertone, I
wh Iich causesd thae leadeiar in thais conve rsa '
isa t loossik aronad1s, wh1.en itea perceivedi
NI s. NIAlbimsay's sona-a youtha of seveanteen,' I
cs'ateds at lisa writing desk, at the back'phrt I
'if his fathesr's stoare. - .
'Csma ndaaais yourself, Fs esderick,' said lisa
fathesr, catlmly; 'and lh'aile y'oat speak your
sentimetcah latve a care to respect age.
seedliigs, wili theirsubsdquent culture in
all .espects alike.
Tho culture of my -seedliigs, 'from 'tile
commencement of the experiments, has
been ordinary, yet theiv Iave prodticed a.
indantly. .-ut the greatesi niproement m
is 'seen it the seedlings of'1836. Last I
spring, I sowed in a bedl.'six'feet square.
about a thimbleful'of potatit seeds which I
gathered from myseedlings of the full pre- t
vious. When abotiv0s large os small Cabbage i
plants, I transplanted into dgills prepared I
for tliem with a light plow. I set them, one I
in.a place, at a distance of about two feet, I
;said paid particular attention to their cu11
ture. The vines were so small when ther i
first sprang up rrom the soil tha the y couId I
not be seen at any distance; bu'tt the timOe
of digging they covered the entire surface I
of the ground, wern.very bushy, perfectly I
gi ceo, and as large as the round of a coi. I
mon cha'ir. On the roots of some of the
plants. I counted from 500 to 1000 tubers,
varying from-the sizo of I goose-egg tdown i
to tiat of a squirrel shot. From the crop t
or the thimibletful ofsieds, I gathered about %
twelve bushels of potatoes, to all appear- I
ances perfectly healthy. The greatest I
weight from one vine was 3 1-2 lbs. A ing 4
lly seedlings I expect to find next fall a -i
rich variety strongly marked with purple I
grouii and with white eyes. : i
I take great pleasure, not only in these 1
.iteresting experincitts, accompanied as t
tIey are w ith entertaining aid liealtifu i
employmentt, but in presenting to tihe pub- I
he these new produicts, and at a tine too
when the whole world is so deeply interes
ted in this subject. It isniy intention to
ive this experinent part.icular attention
f'or years to come; and should there be aly%
ar'mers, city garcleners, and others, either
'it home or abroad, who woul:l like to ob- c
taiii. next fall, seed from my tubers of
1S-1(, or the tubers themselves, for the pur-t
pose of plaiting-ior experiment, -I shall be
happy to sipply them on reasonable terms, t
an - thus contribute, not only to the plea
suire and benefits of ite purchasers in the t
delightuI experiment in their own garden
or 1ield, but also in arresting the great ca
lamity now realized in almost every nition I
on Ihe globe. N. S. SMITr.
iuffauo, Dcc., '291h, 18-16.
Gt:.xo.-ltev. Ansa l Dowis, of Baiting
liollow, Long Isltail, speaks in high
terms or his success in the appli.
eatiii of' guiato in the culture of Indiain
eorn. In every case where lie applied it
iln ihie hill or oitherwise, the result was a
double quantity of produce. lie thinks
thlit whel the guano is tised ill an unadtul.
terated state it the time of planting. it
should not be applied directly undi-r the
scel', but lit a distace of two or three ill.
eli-s tinle side: for when i the roots of tihe(
co0rii ciOie ill co)nltlct with the guano, Ihe
planlt eeos to droop. turn vlleew, nitid in
01m1e inisa4es die. Thisi mnle alipears to
lie ill peri'et actcordanice withg that practised
by the Peru vilans.-:A1mer. Agriculturist.
Frio t Iris anid Odd-Fe'Iow's 1arzine '.
n V 1.. A . 3.
%VrnouZS r sor ".WesT 'ou :.: - oNIBursos," ..
'Gawod morning. Mr. Gruff-walk ill and
he sa-i,' said Mr. Milimay, hindinlir hi
mormnt visiter a cbair-at tie srmc 111time
casting an11 inliquirilig glcitiie lt him, that
Si'eem1ed i to say, 1o wi'hat ciause aml)I i to lit.
tribulte this; unu1suial visit?
'No, sir-no, I have not timec to~ sit.'!
saidi the stturdy tradh-sman, puishing thle chair
fromii him1 with a smile tha6t se'ttI'le uon~l is
coarse anid hiardfy fea;tures, as if i were a
stranger there-'l havec calledh this mlornin~g,
Iriemti Miimayi~, 'o siay we hav~ue got our
hulsm ess pret ty well undier way: we only
wanlt youir nmle n0w to imake our list comt
pileteI. Comeul, atha frii, give it to us
with us5 ai n illing~ hanid. andi my wo rd for it,
yo(ilnver re-iret it, or m'ty namile's not
Il'ter-Grulf.' -
'Inid aeed, sir,' sa idi Mr. Mi ldim ay, 'y ou
hiave gone on tao the piniit, wvithouit tellinlg
me1 what thisi grat and important businiess
is, that you havec entered it heart andI
soul . Now~u, rmy friendi 1, I ama indeed a lii
tie surprised at your seemning forgetful
'Important blusine'ss it is,' lie said, shriug
L'ing up1 his shiubulers; 'ayel, andl it muitst hie
accoli pishied, too.t This b usiniiess, sir, I
say, that I named mo you ai month or more
aigo re'spec'tilng thlese women1.1, si r, wVhio i ire
taking our blusiness iult of ouir hianids.I
have1 beenCl taking a stroll airoundii the city,,
sir, aund there is not1 ai stree-t, with thel ex
eeption of Broadlway, but1 whiat is filledl,sir,
with those petty shops, millinarie's, capj
manufaIiic tories, and11 what el se you mlay
ebioose hto call thtem; I care noet wvhat their
namiens mighit be. T1hie matther is, sir, they'
Itaren r ried on by% womnen; atnd Itat is e'
noulghi to pult them dolwni in the estimaltioni
aof every man i of c'llommo senise. -Come,
sir, I amn rathler in a hutrry this mningiio~,
andl yot u will oblige me by giving me your
nam a10't once.'
'Indee0'(d, Mra. Grtuff, youi will'extcuse met'
for I havte not clearly uindetrstood what ymgi
wtouild havye ime do.'
eter Gruff, tt1;beotow on'ydur: paris-pered
enials. Let thofeWbo are Such -stronf
'vocates for equalioty,'carry out their priur
pies. . Ruise uienl t an eqielity witly
poor sons -and .daughters. Aye, marry
le to thehri,-if you lIke; and see who
>U'll have to blamne. If I .were to give
eed to every demanjid, of the lilke,l should
bonl be a beggar.. No, no: vou may do ai
no please, my men; hut. I'll take caref"or
urnbcrone;" and turninig away abrirpily,.
walked off, without even the civility--bf
'Good morning, gentleinan .t
* * . e p * *.. .
Time pinsnd steadily in its onwqrd
sure, atad the preceding evenpts had beertv
rarly forgoptten; when, one bleak chilly -
ght. in th11 deithi of winter, Mr. Mildosmav
as arouped from his quiet sinubers-for
me rest of the gool mant i always qiniet
y the aptiaellinig cry of 'Fire!"'io his im
ed isate neighborhood. lie arose ha.mily.
.d raising tthemwi~ld w. foiamnd it proceed
I from the exeiinsive whlesaie ind retail
stablishment of Peter Gruff. lie didn't
use to consider the claims the proprietor
d to hi servicew; imt with feelings ever
ive to the cause of distress, he has tened
the'spot hopiig to be able 'to render
mfie assistance. But all efforts, were ren
red unavailing. The flames were a!
tady bursting forth with awfi grandeur;
di in a fev inomets, all would lie a heap
r ruins, r'he worthy mani stoold looking
SSthe scene of dest rucition befo're him uon.
I startled by th,- plea:ance of Mr. Gruff,
ils usual bustling manner. He turned
him, anti in his ki utiness of heart, w4u111ld
.ve offered consol.ition. But Gruff'
roke oit in a voice of thumder. 'They
ve- deceived thermselves, Mr. Mildmay,
time vile incendiary---some midnight fiend,
ith a purpoose m''re hellish than him who
lialbits the regions beliw, ine thought to
prive me ofn)y earnings---the labor and
iii of years..-But t4iey're disappointed,
cter-Grutfilefies any nan to make a beg.
mar of him.--No, sir,'-aid lie stamped
ith the-fury of a mllaniai--'the insurance
lice, sir, will have to feel the blolw.
in insured to the fmill value, and I'll have
Sir; there'll be nat holdingbiLack-befoore
)-mlorrow's sun shall set, I will be re-in
tated.' Thus ie continued, until the by
Landers sipposing him bere ft of his rea,
an, forced him home and urged him to re
re to rest.
In the morning.. Mr. Gruff was found to
e perfectly satne. His first business wae
repair to the office, nd el.ema nd his in
arsnce.* Sitspicions were awakened-for
eter haid butt a few days before effected
n itsmrance on him goods to ati amount.
tat amtomishei Cery one who was aware
the trasaa'ti..t. Enquiries were imme
aitelmy set on foot-anid the suspicions
,ere corrotbrnted beyond a doubt.
lithe character whirh we have given of
is natta, selfishnaess amid avarice have -eem
It(e most prominent traits.. A thirst for
al! Oh man, if it be not eubdued by
ietter judgment, to whmt end will it lead
iee. Alas! to what lid it lead him? Un
er cover of ight, when there was no eye
ai see-save His, from whom ni action
in be hid-he planrned, ay, tand carried
tt his plans to:. lae robbell his own store
i the goods. obtained An'credit, and sent
iem to a- neighborisg city; accimiplices
vere im waitimg to take charge. and dispose
if them accoriig to his directions. lie
ras himself the smretdiar, on whrse head:
e was hesping curse's the'more effectually
a ward ofisuspicion-but Gold in his wis
:rn willed it, that souch a deed should nob
:, unpunished-liee otiher hypocrites, his
irtues beiing omverdone, the well-accus
iteedeye couild trace the leadlings oif the
etart. And ilho' ini time sober hlour of mid
ight the aleeda was alone; yet, to the sun's.
rightr beams. he stiood explosed. his.
eiditmors htaving recoveredl then gooads, stop
cid all further prolcee'dings, sand left lhimt to
ec working of his oaun conscience-if in
i-ed, co.nscien~ce comuald be sutlpposed to
wsell with smuch a mtan. 'Vengeance is
uitne,'saitha time Laord. Even the scantv suab
istence heo grudgeid to othmers, we see him
lad to grasfl at.
*Fathter,' samid Fredleri ck Mildmay, as the
orthiy oald getitle-man enatered hais count
ag rooma;. 'Mr.. Grutl hass been here, anid
aks ofC youl the privilege sof placinig a stands
ai youtr pavenmen t, ian the fronat of the
lore, to-sell oraniges. If I miierake not,.
e as thme man whot caondlemunedsuch a pro
eedintg, and votedl for a license to1 be im
oseid on vendlers of stuch-thaings,which he -
niew the)' cotuld n-ot affordl;.and must as a
mlaequetnce, be deprivedl of their living.'
think, father, it wvouldi be, but juastice, to
efuse himna-not that I would betar malice
iaanst hirn-bttit might teach him a les
m stronger than anty that, ihas yet oveu
nir. Mildmnay stood for some momenta.
ngtagedl imi thaougiht. At. lentgth,. lookinag.
-udaierly, butt eatrnestly, at time youang man,
Sstaid, 'My son, let him wihio hams never
onie wrtong, lhe allowed the privilege of ~
mu(gintg lais felw man.; Commoahn frailties
re the stronagest lessonis of mtztual for
eoarance.-FThis man has come amhong tue
-ith a dlesire to do uts, as eitizenis.. all the
vii in his po wer.. Could his voice have'
iai'd US, as a pieople, we shouldl 'inideeud
ave grotanedi beeath the ymake tof tyrannay~
ut1 as is uisual, tai suchi cases, the blow h d~
iruck at others, has descended with. for~cc
'I do, fitther,' sid the youth,'encourag- I
:1 by his fiather's approving smile. I re, .i
)ect age-I respect nill mankiud; and fron a
ly heart, I respect the igiduetrious, the up. e:
'fhi, the iimlitiou- people if iyl coittry, V
rid yoinlg as I lift I will stand i-n their de- il
ire against iyrainny .and injustLice. The y
till voi spenk 'W', Mr. Gruff, let ine tell It
fill, witl till the due respect to your-age, si
1ues fron it qucarter that you appear blind y
). If ien ot'vyonr principlles tare let to go 'n
i, we sIall indeed ble riiined.' - 11
'Youil young aeapegrace,' interrupted a
ruff, kniitting his brows, 'I uppose I
ay infer, ihat were yoi permitfitl to con
ol ihe( reigns (if government. you woild c
lace every man, whether of high or luw in
'gree, on an equality -distrihutinig aiong n
e poor the possessions of the wealthy.. vw
'You may infer no such thing, sir; I hl 'e it
lid nothing to juistify you in such a sup. h
asitioin,' said Frederick, while his bright i
yes sparkled with indignation. etere I ti
statwsman. I wou'd vrote that Americn re- e
;in.ts she has ever heen, 'the land of the er
ree and thehome of the Bave.' I would p
%ve her extend her favors to every op. Ih
ressed son and danialiter of Adamns-hut, al
r, I would have thosg who tieke advan- ti
_,e of such favors, share, not usurpticr sa
ghts; I woul have every man display a 41
inner, on which should be inscribed,~in ri
aming capitals-'EQUAL RIGHTS!' n
'You are quite eloquent for a- striping o
F youer years,' said Gruf, *and if your 4)
rienciples were of an entire opposite ,na- i
ire, eiurcountry might well beoast of sucth it
Sonti but,' turning to Mr. Milelmay, le it
aid, scorii[fll, '1 fear, sir, he will prove Ih
sorry chapl in the end-and you will see, b
lien too late to renicely the evil, your er- It
)r in net restraininu his notions.' :S
'No dannger,' said Plrederirk; with such a i
acher as miy father I caiot go wrong." it
rhe conversntion was here interrupted i
y the entrance of Mr. Trueman, with a i
aper in his hand, saving, F
'Geitlemnei, I an tritly fortunate in meet. g
ig with youi together. I am out thi A
milning siiciting aid for the suffering it
ouir of our city, iand I cannot think either la
f you will harlen your hearts to the cause il
f iuimanity; and, I assire you, there nrv- t<
r has beei a greater demanel til the pub 2
e thai at presetit. The mechanics of our s
ity have, of tile yeart, been oppressed 5
eyond measure, and I, as one of the Ceem- I
littee, ad I aia sorry, as an American
itizei, to say it, but the truth niust be h
aid, I find objects of charity in a circle i
-ho have heretoftre beis cnmfortable liv- s
rs, anid iw liv? I think I lietr yot ask, has t
itempernce, extravagance or bad main- a
gement brouaglit abteut . this chaunge? N ci,
entlemicen, but oppression? Tne lmesi, o
ie industrious, the uipright mechanic, who, e
i tules past, could support his family V
enteelly, educate hi childrena and enjcey
ase and coalfort, canl now, by performing
we s;tace linhtirs, scarcely obtaina bread fori
is perishing choildren, and what moakes the t,
c ndiion oll this people more distressing, i
lhey smther, rather than make known t
heir situatiin-they shrink fion pablie
crutinv,. and under a smiling brow, I
ide an tch ing heart-ay, and in maniy C
ases at starviig stolaewch. To Vol, Mr.
lildmay, I can appeal, sure of suiecess;
iAs class eaf people must be dealt with
inidly-they ihmust have aid,. sir. nd ii
imi.st hat afyorded with all the delieciy the
at demands. They sciorn to ask charity
(thoe w ha nre L roiing rich bly oppressing 1
iem.. I deeply deplore this state of things. t
etitlenen- bit so it is,
Mant's inhumaity to man makes countless thou
sand's imnurn."
Ph, wh len t$l1i I ce cmmniieiis learn toew sup
ress tyreayj 'H~eder unete Caosai- the a
cings w~hicha acre CUmsar's.' give tea erv
ccinc, has duce; let every haonesrt, jiwdustri.,ui, c
ccIer prisi g mnechamei rewip the just rewa red
i his. Inhor; give teo thie ocne ly ancd d~es; i
ate female, wvhoc earns, bay the glimemer
sg hitrl of, a maiedniigiaIht iamp, her biread, al e
baeri, even ac jist camplensaitieon fer hea n
arvices;,aid palacce men mwore can equality. ,
.ed nowc genitlreen,' saide Mr. Truemnan,,
I have clone may appeal, andl await to re
eilve youar donia tionws."
"I nmake it a peoint, any dear frienfl;" said
1Ir. Mihimnoy, 'laever to turtiwaiy hack uponea
lie nceedy. I lir'.e no( reesaon twao cc dobi
haL ypnu hiave saitissied youarselIf that the
ersoanssyau have uinder your charge, hiav'
L1st claimis oai oucr haurtanity. WVdids tc
IoHd I hadel-cmrre to bestow oin sch 'objeets.I
oer moeiy thus idepositedi n'eve'r fails tce
id ani ampilhe interest. . uct is my mean., c
re analhl, youi muasi-receive this little gift. i
nitke thae-wlli foar the0 dee&d- Apply itr
s youc'muy see it. If a smniling Provi-,
enccesheds his influence.'over. my exor- s
onas ashe lias done, I shall ie enabe t
o'nbale it. ldt
As lie was speakinig he slipped a $50 bill
ntoa thwe hand. of. Mr..'Trpaeman, (vithouic :
awming the anerunt, inva mannier that said,
let not clay, left hand knowc whlat thy righi,
andl doetha.
Mr~ GrtufTshewved clearly, by thec work
nigs of hais Countena ,c thcia the scecne be.
ware huini was not at. all inii.lsont with his
eelinigs, and ~when reminded by M r. True
nani that -he was wvaithlig his tdecision, lie
nawered, ini a voiCe 'lhat correspoicil.d I
irecisely with-his octwaurd demeaanor,'eNcat
dollar, sir, not a dcollar fro n the puirse of,

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