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F e i v r
Hue t'Hth thro the Snow.
Itare and ranshiny bright ml bleak ;
Rounded cell a a dead maid's check :
Folded white u a (ratter's thread.
Or windering angel' rope of cloud
Well I know, veil i know
Over the field the path through the snow.
Karr w and runch it lie between
Waster where the wind (weeps, biting kfe-u ;
Every step of the slippery ret 1
Marks where some wtarjr fist has trod ;
W ho'll go, who'll no
After the rest an the path through th: snow !
Thar whs wnuU tread it must wait :d.::r.
Silent or i steadfast one hy one ;
TVam t lu dearest can nlv saj.
My .eart, I'll follow thee all the way.
As we go. aa we ga.
Each after each on this path through the anew.'
It may be that under .hat western haze
Lurks the omen of the bright Jays ;
That each srntine! tree It quivering
eep at its core with the r -f spring.
And while we go, wbih e ge,
ii icen cyass-Usdes pierce tnrnugh the glillor
U may be the unkiiown path will lead
Never to any earthly end.
Die with the dying day obscure
And never lead to a humic door ;
That tunc know who did go
1 Uiently onee on thia path through the mow.
Xd matter, no matter '. The path sUnirg plain ;
These pure snow-crystals will deaden psin ;
ay , like stare in the dee j blue dark,
r'ye tit1 10TC 08 look down and mark.
Lei j co. let na go
S uilher heasrca lead in the pvth through iae
Serenade far the ason.
Oh : ark mt dot to blow bv tlese,
Bt charting one, fy rwd.
You bay dot know i paid I M,
It never cad be dode '.
Oil '. bight vie fly i other scale.
Or dwell id yonder star ;
Oh, thed, bv lovely I'V I, i 1 bi.ss
I'd strike my light catarrh !
The vnd that U-srs ncius di boor.
Had it a dose to 10 r.
With aucb a cold a- I n ft.
Oh ! would it 13 r it .' li !
But sec, the rays ot cut 1 it n Jawd
re plt-ahine od tht i.w.
1 har the berry Lug'.t h rJ.
lSylklen lair si n r. i '.
yn iscrlfartt ous.
Ot THE VsST l: I t.3l.
r lia "t .v .
-'It i- :i li t :!.e ten.-' 1. : -ii 11 '..
orv y'-r ag. Vhen 1 t 41 :.j .utttd i.t
ti, li : ul vii,ut: 'ark u- untmu .i ttc
.. t t. tin iirt! , I !.;.: t - '.y. I kr'-.n lr,
duin .r. a Vfigwuin. i"t i r 1'ci.r ecu uar-.
I reau-Kr wlun tie 1 c'-i we ar. tv -utid-,1.
in w.'t c Aerrit a-'n- t ust of
t.tuiK.ikb: r. .j en t f.i a f. 1.1. p. I
raumi' r when, b.r t
u.th ain'in;,
. I e Hit I lt!i
tic lu. ft niltt.ciJ
was a lor r-.it. in. of 01. ic ;r. witli li., Mill
prls as the princijal tri iti.n tir,
just look around you. ril ri.nt lr..ui tiitt
Jo twenty good lrcnn- i..rgf. all 'iirli.J
riff in reef aid white p; it t . I ln-l that the
woild is riiltfiirig nwfu lr in im ; :i ge toi
last lor the idt-Mof so old n. 11. and I luust
ien let it go. I Live to :! 11. k .f ttie jjiM.
and 1 k forward to tletuti.u. Itte-ol'ie-u.l
oi thcast, aiid the cj.i r.e.'UJ
wi'i. future, a:c all t! at Kit mo now."
Tt 1.1. spake Mr B , a u-.dii.t ol a north
rni county in the Slate A Vi ik. Atn
i.u to hear a little E..-r- .j? i' if.J- in: iJcntal
;j the life ol a hardy lurte: j .n-fr, we in
the old man to t: !. a Mit d uu- ftcc
where we bad ourflt 1 . me t an anchor.
W ith c ui iLViUtijn he che-i : ft.ly cviutli'.d,
seetrir jr hnrpy st L:-. nt with e-ne who
piifartd to take ao intciexl io t!c tilings of
byoue elays.
"Kur. ' laid he. "the woiM uow a Jays U
all go-t'iead, seldom taking time to look
"liad you any grist mil!-, or t-'nrei-," said
we, "in the early elays 'f tl i- st-t'iement ?''
"Wtli," eaid the old man. "e! 1 t,u see
Out Wc spruce, that s'ar.ii!- y itself, a
little to the past of a red luiUmg?''
We replied that we saw the tree.
Well there stood the firt und only mill
the tet tit meet had lor su.n mr-, and it
was just fifteen milt froi.i i v ihia. J con
uelered myself very lotky it: iivuig so nigh
the mill, as we had to Lack ail e ur giain, at
least tor the most part. - fur stores, we
bad little use for them, and had none nighcr
than Sandy Hill, al-ut lerty mike. South.
Some neighbor would go uu; iccaiocally,
and bring in tobacco, iff, and such like
indpcnsables: besides, the squire, when he
went out to get bis iwtrel liileet, woujd bring
up any rick nacke the worn- u wanted.
" You ask what he filled his barrel with?
W t Lad no tavern like the tuvtrne of now-a-davs;
but tha squire's liarrel answered
tverv purpose of the totiin bar. When
Squire S. settled on bis cleni.ng, you sec,
be brought with him a trtuilttont acd a bar
rel of whiskey, two very good piece of
property in these days, and the man who
bad them, was pretty tun t j pick up ail the
loose change that was auVut. When money
fsiitd, a bushel of c nu nouiJ answer, and
when turn failed, a day'r eli,.j pint; wu air
vrays good. Many au acre ol land did the
'Squire dear with a few gallons ol whiskey.
Every man bad an axe, and you know axes
will ect dull : then they ut be carried to
the grindstone, and as Air. S - ocuM not
afford to have his stone worn out for noth
ing, all was kept straight by spending a
sixpence or shilling in whitkey. Before one
barrel was out, the 'Squire would always
manage to have another en the spot ; and
on this account be was considered a public
Lcnefaetor, and was elected 'Squire, en office
which he held for mure than twenty years.
I shall never forget the hut tiiue I was at
the grindstone. Xn fr, mver ! shall I fot
gc that day !"
" What 1 appened on that day,"' said we.
" that make yon remember it so well?"
W by, if yon have time to bear it, 1 will
tUyu the whole story. 1 was onee a
wicked man. stranger, ven wicked, a blas
pheiLi r. an infidel and a drunkard. I was
goir.r to tell vou about the last time I was
at tbc "Squire's grindstone. ell, I started
one fine morning in the latter part of May,
with a liufhel of corn on my baek, and, as
tbc day was long.and 1 bed gut anearly start,
I thought I could get out to mill and back
agai', by nigbt. Indeed, it was necessary
that 1 should return tbc tame day. a I did
not leave a pound ol meal in the house. We
were dependent mainly upon meal and milk
for a living, as pork at that season ol the
year was 1 rctty scarce. 1 did not take my
axe that morning, as 1 w; in tie habit ol
doing, having determined not to make any
stop at the 'tquire't ait) ugh, it lay in my
way. Having got alocg to within about
half a mile ot the house, I was overtaken
by three of my neighbor, with their axes,
coin- to have a grind, and of course the
Moiic luust be wet. They 11 tiled me tv
turn iii and partake wuh them, in a drop tl
the new barrel, for u , :;J hecn rerK.rtij
that a brarel of a
sc.jiri r quality bad
rived a tew days previou-. O! course 1 did
not need much pressing, i ttwk wss
renounced by all band t. u X: , lUnt, and
turned tbe grindstone aL i .. . 1. v.l.i-ke)
until noon. I now thougl 1 1. . 1 fc lltl
lor the mill, and it did stm 1 1. Uat 1
walked on a great deal faster 'v th hli ol
the spuit than I othcrwite cjuld lue J.1.1..
1 tnadc no doubt but that I eould get home
by night. Uut for all the sjned with which
1 was getting over tbe gruuiid, I lound. on
aniiing at tbc mill, ihat I had been five
hours in traveling nine ixiilef. I could not
beliete it, but the miller i-l.' ed me hi?
noon-murk, and calculated te i uuie so that
there could be no mistake lie tjld mo
that the water was low, and he. ibuld not do
my gricdittg tbort cf on hour. It was not
a mill like tie mill we have now-a-day,
that can grind a bu-l.i '. of cim in a gify.
Stmcwhat sobered, I felt vexed at t! is state
of things ; I raw plainly I could not get
tome that nigbt, and nlj children must pv
to '-d fufipcrltt. I felt ready to cry. iur
no man tier loved his children lictter than I
did ; drunkard that I wtB, my 1 curt was
neicr clean ct'tn-. 1 ct-istd the Squire
I erindstoi c, w I if lev land and all, but it
c L - j.j '. j
f of no use ; tar curcios did not mend
; t'c uattcr in tlie least. At last, I tbough.
j li.e c! illren misbt make out with milk for
supper for one ntpht, and I ahould get home .
' bright and early in the morr.ir.g. I got my !
griii iitv.ut an hour be ore sun-do n, and
rctrruid lour milcf, wLen I put up at the
; luue o! a neighbor for tbc night, (vro were
all nt lglibors within twenty milr )
"1 -A.n up in the morning ad aotn ae it
; ocgan to get light, and wilc cngaecd with
a tcwl oi bread and milk, some or.e knocked;
, j the woman of the home went to the door,
I and wat rtked by a young man if Mr. B
; wad there. Being told that be was, the man
cnteic.!, '.t.d evming up to me raid
' -Mr. li . two of your children arc lest
in '.. v L.'
" I i hi ! Tin bo lioJ, for I kt.cw ait wbai
I said, li-tt 1: .d . onif kind ol tl out;ht that
. tb'. man wanted to scare nic.
i ' ' It is true,' he said ; 'and I kr.ve been
I cl.artlownto the null, looking after you.
Ami Kiiuc of the neighbors have been huct
J ing for the children ell night.'
" I saw the man was in earnest. I can-
i not describe my feeling, stTiingcr, at that
i momoiit. Did you ever feci as it t' e earth
, u As unking away from ucder your fact, and
1 tic whI vietht of the heave t.s coming
right dwn upon ywir head? Did yoo
' tier feel your heart knocking against your
, lirt:ut like a sledge hammer, aiuT threaten
' ing to force a passage up through your
Uaent? ii you tier felt so. you knew
M.u.e;hiDg ol my lte.lic on thai tcrribto
,1'ir.in;;. But, uite-r n;y In Ht.gj did
, r.: l-ihler iae, iior ri-ceitr me itiaetive. I
lu.-ht-d from the Luum iikc a madman
'soon listing tl.e luceK-rger and tlic grist
' fnr bt hind. vill:er stump, stone, nor fall
I en tee impeded my coune. I was young,
; tin ii. and lew avn were euore fl-1 aiout
tl.nti 1 wss io tin e uavs, I r;u)itiihtr
nothing .if uiy it' mehts. t.nlil I had got
wt.i.iu ! alf a mile- of my en houac. I
tl.tn ln'asi to cotijfCtt'ri" v. hi!i f my c'lild
drtn it -i uld U- tiat w is lift, (I t I bad for
got that ti c i.. .1:1 mentioned tw .) Could it
be n. onndear liltle Nelly, wl.-- uticd to
with her little eyes sparking like diamonds
Whether I came heme drur.k or ilr, Nelly
was ulnars njoiced tj meet me.
" liac you my children, sir?"
We aufwered in tbc affirmative.
" You will n"t wonder, tlien, at the old
tuau's teais, wlun remembering and speak
iog ol the ti a, pure love ol a hi tit daugbt
er But n i.c eat: t. !i !.ow Jtar a child 1
uiiili it 1- I .-t in t! wo'vils. It is nothing,
-i.-ii aiative l rn.ll ii p, to l-y a child io the
grav. I have h. d the expeiiurue of loth ;
:!.. .; ir 2 i.ard t.ar ' ut t! c jthe-rnwtui-ly
1. r.i' ic. As I e'ltne in sil.t cf my houw,
a ce idtu t ireuk tut a straagi; idea to tr
:. r a Lean like mint. 1 thought, now, if
thcte 1- a 0:d, L. cm save uy ehiid. I
don": ku u why n was, but !r the fir-it
time in my file Ilk sure there was a iod.
My irfitieluy lu.d in a moment completely
vauUiied, and I roued akmd aeaiti and
t;a.n O Lord ! save t'.e l.ft ei.ild el a
lK.r ,irnr !' Ibis was the Cret praycrifcat
I txit ia utt. ;tJ hut, thank G.id ! li was
n.ttd Utt. I dincevfred, oa apj r .n;hrrg
ti.' 1 ne.M , a lew men suiidii'.g ct,iut tU-
dji)r. and at . n as I could make rayseJ
boani, 1 ii q 'irt d which ol my cMldmi were
lost. I wis ir.furnwd it wis Nelly anil
Jamie. This was a dreadful blov ; but the
raa lLCf of tay grief had pasfcl away with
my nif-Jelity, and I repeated, ' Lri. save
the 1. st children e ! a r,r tinne." Oa en
terlng tbc loute, I four.d my wife and sue
remaining children huddled tether in a
corner. Thry had nil cried until their faces
were s .,!lci, and uty wife Zoomed the pictuie
of utur defpnir. Sue could a. t i-cal, and
I could only say, Oh ! Mary. Mary !'
Ti e children came clinging around mo,
their fares grew brighter, they 1 H sure that
their father couU fad XeKj aid Jamio I
, kisse-d them all. and told them they must
! stav in the house with mother until I came
back. 1 veu- about to j in the rui u at the
door, who were deliberating upon tbc lst
plan of proMe-'in when my wife rase from
her sea:, and laying bold cf my arm, said :
"John, the Lord can avs our children."
"Arrangements were now made for com
mencicp the rcarch. We were to go forth
two aid two, each party hav.Bg a gun, and
if cither party should be successful in find
ing ti c i:hiurcu alive, the fact should be
announced by the firing of 'x Kun5 Kt"' if
dead, three gttne.
"IVrhaiis had better give) yoa some ide
of the geography cl the wood'. My house
was situated about a mile from the foot of
the mountain to the north; alorig tbe base of
the mountain runs a considerable stream,
holoii g a course from west to east. From
the south back of the stream, rock r- on
rock, np to tbc very summit of tbe moun
tain ; so steep and rugged, tnet a aeer eouia
hardly get a foot hold. With tbe.excrptijn
ol two or three small Eelds, all tbe distance
from the house to the brook was covered
with heavy timber. It was while hunting
up ttc cowe, about the clearing", that the
child: en got 'ost, and it was raeonable to
suppose that tfcey could neither crew the
stream, 01 climb tbe mountain, being only
eight aco six years ol age. W c tberelorc de
termined to confine our search between tbe
bouse and tbe north bank of the Lreok, ex
tendine a few miles cast and wast. Doctor
I . who was my companion the
search, said all he could to cheer mc, but
that was a dreadful day. I could not take
time to walk, but ran lrom one thicket to
another, calling out with all my streogtb,
'iNelir. Nelly! Jamie! Jainic !' But no
Nelly, no Jamie answered. gun wa
fired during tbe day ; and night, a Tery dark
night, began to set in. 1 determined to con
tinue the search, but tbe Doctor persuaded
mc to return borne, saying we should have
more help by morning, acd would go in
larger parties."'
V- nvr.rdir,!v returned: found the
others had go: in before u., but no traces of
the lst or.es had twen disc )Tcred. I ires were
now kindled upon all tbc knolls round about
the house, and a little afternight about twen
ty men lined ns. Tbe new had gone out
through tbe neighboring towns ; ard thev
all turned out, every man with hi bag ot
provisions and his gnn, determined, they
said, to find them, dead or alive.
" In the course of the night, I'bjut thirty
more arrived, so that by morning we mus
tered between fifty and 'Ixty ir.ea. My hopes
ol finding them alive were cettiou very
feeble, yet I splr.t ti ' riph" jiajifg" 'O
Ixjrd, save my p r little ehilJren." T..e
tuflerine of my wile d..iini: th a lr.;:, i..
dark night, wuc r.wli.l. ai.J may nut .
descnUd. She sat in iht eiuor w-uhiii for
the rt dawning ol day, and whe n she taw
the luht, she leaped for j.y, as if the day
Woold bring back her lost infants.
"Ah! it ht.s been a long uiht !' biie
t..iJ, 'the ljr"-taid d..rke.-t it at lever
T. .r lit.ie N.ily j r 11 ie Jan.ie ,
' . re I ave ycu hcn all tl c ml.t .' Wbj
d'l.'t vu ic.i to v.ur 1 , ywi 1 baa
watched all the night lone, lor your com
ii'g ' I thoogl t my cup of affliction was al
n.idy full, but I now saw that more miabt
Le aJded. I was afraid my wile ws about to
lu e !.ir reatn. Ou being iret; u t.' go and
late r. lntle rett, rle g'Zcd uu uic for a
ui m nt, repli i
' Yes, John, I will ret-. 1 wiiltryto
give them up into the hand of God.'
" I felt relieved ; she promised to go to
he1, and we all pretsired to renew the
search. 8 Wo wcre aboUt to start, the
"Jjqcire made his ojpcarar.ee, aid t his
back a finall krg v.hiski y; I c sard be
had btcn 1r.n1 the hou.e; ui.til lato last
night, or be should have cmc s xner to our
atetstancc. lie then ! w s.me of tbc
sjiint, ami oDeml it to me.
" No.' aahl I : '-Squire, I hare drank
my last glass, and it baa been paid I ar with
the life of mj two lovely children.'
" What do uu mi -an ?' as id the 'Snuire
I don't understand yon.'
"Yell," said I, 'if Iliad not tarried six
bonis at toot grindstone, an I went out to
mill. I should have got home the same day,
and my children would have all leen here
'' morning. Yes, eir. I have paid a fear-
r..l r. , i .i . i
ful price for my last claw : cither vou or I
are their murdeiers.'
"1 was aorry 1 said quite so much to the
'Squire, bat 1 felt all that I said.
"Some of tho mtn took a little of the
spirh, and oar plan of cjien-.tiin bring set.
uca, we aiviaea im'.o two lines, extending
from the fieida ti :ho U-ook, one lim-muvins
west, tbc other enet, etery man keeping
within a fw rods ol las right band man.
itA in this order the whole line u iii for
ward, making careful cxaiuinxti n as tbcv
prog: eased. That day pa ?d away like the
lormer ; no gun was fired, no traces found.
At nijjht we met at the boose, tired and
borclcae. Oeer ten iniics. from cast to w. !.
had ht n so closely examined, that no lit ing j
tlucg, t! e size ol a woodchuck. fj-ild have
O1.rar4-.-t i!rlf,t:rt Tlu 1 1 a1 -l '
csl and sad. All hopes of finding tl.cni
alive had tow fied, and but lit'!', if any
hopes remained, of finding tin ir .
Some seemed to think any farther effort use- '
less. 1 (bought so myaetfiid yet u "tabled, '
lest they should abandon the search. I went
into the house, while tte men kindled tbe:r
fires and j ire pared to ecok their sapper. 1
found sty pour wife much calmer than when
we left in the morning. Shi said he wa.
aure that God would do right. 1
"Our friend the Doctor, gave us all tbc .
eonsolaticm be could ; told us how long a i
person could live wiruooc food, and ro-'i-'td
that there was still uopc. 1
" li any spark ol hopa remained la UJT
hearts, it bad completely ted auay i.y ,
morriing. Iliat night, a'u t e l cr. o VI. rk ,
Some sashes of lightning were crn in the
south, atul ia less than an hour a most fear
ful thunder atom raged around ut. iiin
fell in to'rrecu, diet wind blew with Jcri.rui
t:rc Troience. The crashing of tms, torn np
bf tho roots, ar twisting, splitting and scHp
pin like reeds, seemed ' louder and more
dreadful than tt:e roaring of the thui.dcr, or
tnc tusstng Ontri oi tbe iightr-trg. I really
thought i couhl see the huge and broken
limbs of lie iaiitiig treeu maclie.g the d t l
ot tfcc dying liodic ufmy Le'jk3 inf inta 1
have etxa nj thucier storm like that sj'.ec.
The morning at last came ; it wss mild ar. i
ueautiful ; the sun rose witlwut a aloud, and
the men, though muo'j exposed to the vio
lence of the storm, during its ontinuance,
had early i kindled their fires, ooked their
breakfast, and were prcparum Or another
day's search Tlw plan W4. e iangt-j, aud
they went out in twos and tlitee-, wLc.eier
each party should think U: ; the tignaU.
how.Ter, wcre to remain l! c n m? s agreed
'n at 6-ft This day, lor thi fiist tunc, I
liir.au i . Rtl pjy strength lui.ia" mc. 1 had
to sit ducat.d tifct every hall hour. I
would -mct;ii3CS f.n-v I cnuld rw.r the r--
pjrt of a g-iii, and would hold tu hrrath t
Aar the rtp rt rej Cited, but n I re petition
wouU J.di.w. As evDiru -oltkd d ii uina
the wo ds. we fgrin i mii! ItiJ t tl c hcu--.
Krcry t.iec bob s an If'Iei n of dc -r j
and tvtt!..d h.peks-nt.sl ai.d little lu. a
time wns said. At nst the question w.spat
by the Doe.or !
' Shall we ejiiliuu . the scareh '!' '
A jauee ioilowcd. hut lie lAet. r ado'c i j
I for vrve sec no use in kte in it cp '
" So said ihe rest, i ! egaxl the n t t: v
one day mote, and t'..eu 1 sh iola be re-isi. J
to uiy late, whatever it lui'-thc , 1 dii r ot
eijee: tn .,J thtai alive, hut 1 tl oiiglt i;
iIJ ' c . rc.t i-umfor: t. k-:o whtre
they were bunt i. My wi'c, er. Iictiu.g
the determruation oi t'e am, w:t nut avJ
pleaded with nil the e jiic?tncvi oi s lic
reavti Uioiher. thjt thiv would try oue ii,.y
more jnly one d.iy iu jii : l.tminiier
they were men. an I cou!d t t taii 1 a m
erV ter.rs.) quickly repaid, t- frer'.-iy her,
they Would continue the se. 1C . uu itter el .y,
tot th it they had the slig .tes i.iccUt:oa
of finding the children. Ve .til went .ut in
a bjdy, spreading io every direction, and
every man taking lies own course. I laid got
about two miles from the house, wh-ti, n. ar
nOv-u, I dietinutly heara ti c rep rt d a mus
ket, i tell duW u us if a bulli I I ad gota,
through my he-art. There I lay i u atbleas,
trembling in every liuiV Anoil.e-r lud re
port like that ol a cana in 1 jumped to my
teet, staggered forward a lew paces, and fell
again to the earth. AthliJ reiojt i-r.i fol
lowed, and then all was o.iil. i'uc story
was now told th? dear cliiidreu er - fjuni,
but they were deal !
Oh ! the agony of that m mi nt ! I !r-l
it yet ; I rolled on the earth I strove to be
calm 1 triexl to be reconciled tried to
thsnk G id, lor restoring their dend bodies
I would look onee wore opou tbc face of my
little Nelly and Jamie, although they would
no more cjmc to meet their la. her. 1 re T
memtfred my poor wife, and r se from the
earth. 1 knew she n'eded my uport, lit
tle that it could be, in such atrK-ting eir
cumstinccs "When I had gut within half a mile of
my home, I was startled by the report of a
gun ; another and another followed in quick
succession, and for eight or ten minute
there was nothing but Bring. AU this per
plexed mi I knew not what to make of it.
At list I thought tbc men had all got in,
ani were discharging their guns, that bad
been loaded for several elays.
"As I approached the house, a scene pr-sen-.d
itacll which led me to think that the
men ha 1 r II gone stark mad They wen
dancing, and shouting, and capering tu tbe
most extravagant manner. Can the child
ren be dead, thount 1, ani all this going
on? I rushed through tbe crowd, and as T
entered the bouse, little Kelly sprang into
my arms, crying, 'Here comes my father ?'
Poor Jatuio was very feeble, but be was
alive and fiat was encash.
"When the w.cp og spell was over, 1 in
quired wheie they had been found, sad who
louudtbtn!? As soju ns tbe Ioctjr could
speak, he came forward and s .ii that him
self and Mr. T, had takm a direction that
led ttiim to tbc bat,k of tho stream, and tbe
loot of the mountain. Tbe ground had
been gone over bcfjre, yet they thought it
might lie well to examine a little more care
fully the bank of the brook. It was not
long before they du-covcred the prints ot little
bare-feet, apparently going into the stream.
They immediately crvEed, and climMng a
little ways up the mountain, discovered what
i:rr.-arcd to have heer) a camp, uherc tbe
children mu t !...vi -r-id a n;'; Little
pieces of t .k uad ln..u cjlicLlt i. . . d Minll
br.-icchis tl .kin i ti lioin the suriouidiDg
bu"he, with -which they had formed a siel
ter. On lu-.-.r j t'..s camp, they had ascend
ed t' . p I .ce of t; lnj 'i.tAin, leaving
tr:l.". ol their curse -"E c"'t to guide th i
Do.; ir ; 'id 1 : e 'jiian. i:. Al'. s.-ra-i' .i'-S
up ' ,i 1 .if :-:i ln'.i, i 'in ti... - t. t!.i ir ,
taiij' uiid kr... , f att '.lore ti.iui t e
o'lji e!s f ,.ieir seat- fitting quttu eon j
tentedly in a little hut. (armed by placing
lark atid braaclies as a roof, between two
large recks, that I'.y i.ear tegether. Tt cy
had lived upon guiu, aiu had laid in quite a
little stock lor alter use. The tv,y was sjoic
what ieehle, but tae girl was lively and well,
lhey knew tiny Wert lost, but th'jug'.t they
ild find the way home by .tA hy. iae
u; a tu-k teui m their arms, iiu iu c ii-ort
time placed them by the side of their
mother. Notice must now be given of the
dircovery, and an eld musket was loiJci and
fired tt ice times. 1 ut as the Doctor in his
oy had u-e-i hisp.wdcr lather frfc!, a.t
the third discharge the old thing burst
Ko one was hurt, but the sign iU were
of course stopped, uciil tbe tncu returned
from tlie search, cspccting to find them dead.
On learning tbo fatts, a general firms Jooi
place. I have now told you the whole story.
lie loss of my children for a lew days made
me a sober man and taught mc that there is
a friend tbnt 'Mieteth closer than abrjther.'
That God, whose unseen arm abietded my
infanta m the darkness and in the storm, uas
conducted mc down to old asi sWK nje 10
mjoy ' a good bore through grace.' 1 Imve
never tasted whiskey, ram. or brandy, from
that day to this."
" But what became of the 'Sqatre avJ his
grindstone T'
" Weli, the old man is dead, and 1 djn't
like to say much about him ; some of the i
beat Tartus in the country were whittled
down upon that sone. iUnv arc now work
ing as laborers on the very farms their lath
ers emee wncd. The 'Squire made money,
but it all went before he died; his
two cons both die! drunkard liefjre
they were thirty ;cr of aje, and
his only daughter married a p-tor worth
Ufa cr.nturc. who finally ran aw-.y and left
her with three mall children. After tbc
oM mun !i.d. it was found that he was con-
' MJeraUv in debt, um! his widow. Lis dau!i
I It, a;. 1 h.r three ehil :en, were sent to the
j p .-Ii.nc. .iv ',wn Idmily all signed lie
, temp rat j Ii igt-; my fire boys own every
one I na, ai.d my thric girls are married
' t ,d and sober men. Little N'lly live in
tbc white hju.e y ju fee down in the hollow.
She often tilks of her trin to t!.- ro wntam.
ac-ji-iyr ,m V"t i.t tlie : t ango it r..j:.;in
her lather.) 'Tiiat (Jod nukes all things work
i.'i-thtr for gl to t!i 'r who love fiim.
MikII ai.J (he old wom-iu litre seen many a
haf py day t'lgthvr. and are mw waiting
the call that wiil ! rin us ta a '-'tter imies
tTixei.' "
Diseovtsr or CiiAnruuji'8 Bimi Tbe
founder e( the French settlement in Canada.
M. t'hamrlain. died at (Quebec in the year
lOoii, aud his place ol Irurial baa 1 ing been a
myfteiy. Recently a putunt cxamiuation
l iineirnt records b tw Itained eeclesias
ti s oftjje'jcc, M. 11. Ltvcrdieracd Uasgram
l as led lo the io:.elot:oi liiat the tomb and
tlr.jei built evr it mu.t have been io the
l.Wei town, jut under the pncipice in
which the upier town in built. On examin
ing the plan:, it n;i' lend ti.it the aque-
u.iei e. o i ei u euiiitu oiii iiy over inr spot.
1 Aud i.u irquiry ol Mi U"l innel, tho en
; guiter el t' e i;-.'Juet, ;i viu .ascertained,
i r - tin ii ' i: gc, "t!,.-t an nr.cni,t vaulted
f iitib lad tyen lenmlat the place in qites-
1 ii.jd c n:n:t. i r e . ihu ol human hones and
that I c w. mi u'.ich ftrurk with the ehar
aeter ol t c uiscuvitv tii. he had included
' ICCtl'
is ti!
; :e-.5':rciocntsand
n. .ication
;n-. I i
r-nrring ii, in one ef
iian .:e tiund and pro
;fid. I!cc i luitei! M. M. L-verdicr and
t'ar.;-.i. ' 'S jl .. r.i-J .'nw.d tl.im
-.hat 1 i e se-ti'l the old vault.
wi;hiii I i ' n n w one, far the purposes of
ti e a, ,t ).'., li...i lua made, nearly oluiter
i. ., ti.i lea ui.tae. ceariy otiliter-
i.'crij.ti. n en tic wall, where,
howevi r,
l """ -"s..,
n- t the letters of ChsmpUm s
n uno iney lie di-tiujuishcd.
"The lorus Lad Ikcn remuvid imaacdiate
1; r.litr i'.i- i.iilt wsa el.scuvercd, and Mr.
O Hot nr! iru'.d r t te!i w! at had become of
t m. ic appea.cd 041 fuitir inquiry, that
.-y tiad been giwu to the Abbe Longcvia,
t . j iist .f a i.ei!.!.nig arisb, well
kuowi. in lunad-i a.- theautborof several an
t ; rian id hictvtievl uUicationa. lie
! -d them jIj.mI in a K-x, in the Roman
t .i:l."l'c cemitiry for unhaptised infsnt.
i.sdiin 'iJ .'e i nt ti. le maikrd. but this
I i neis fas reflected, ler when wc last
j 1 1 'rd !. on, l, hK.' the loi had cot yet bcin
ore, I . ii-li : n attimpt to that end bad
j :eeiuiuJi 1 he tc e-an be n doubt that tbe
j ' ' v.i:. ti !. iicoy.nd, aud that tbc
j r m : i i e "j'.r.der i f l'hada will be
) ! nic! w.t'. a iriT. .ment worthy of him.''
'Ii : i. 1 i.:.. :s !ji i.. lu.r wa a Itr
Ij '. e:iv h'.e in the city if V ko
,ii i, J j 1. 1. , h tie L. !, it N'jViuilier.
Ii. e ici i. " e . .:i a j.i '.i.'iMilar J art ol
. ei.e w!,i i -,:air ! treat- number of
'iti'i n ii' ...rcc w ira n. T'te See
read r.ij.-.iiv. :lo. the:.' being only one
: Ige 1- ii." t r r .iat d' l-trucii jo of
. t "i!: p ac , - : 11 hut t isolated i.uild-
's v.e;c '!
t" e Jai
re; rt injing thirty .)
'; , i. i i iu:; ,..:.ti ,ii t.l t! ;
.in t ii ' . i- lirgiiy to the r.uinhcr.
1 . j'n cii r. ' i-i 'i j r vailed during tbc
h .. -t'l'-kiipn inc.s.i intarcrs literally
i. r:t.-. in.- .:.i htreets ui Iront of tlieir
j -i i. . - ai l. i- th le. iittiog a stop
t" tran I, iiii'l i-Jii-'.j many d aths lrom
er ! i'.- nin iLe . i . eda slriiiug to ee
t ic (r ici f. , fir.- The wind b! w very
s- ..n' , :. I t' r s . , -. rnprd'y Ihr-.uh
t. n ui' . 1-. t'lei ; t. ... . f khama, ar.j
ti eee s u.n i.ieat"i ti.eioreifi qiiar.era.
tiy : 1 11 .: v i- u.'Cr ij :erient tbe pro-g-
I tl e il.ur , 1 y ti.t u.-e of water and
hy 11 wing ij- I'ti'Iii'T-f. let in vnin, until
nearly one third "i t.ic i-tuies and dwellings
ui the tane s l-.a.- w. t destroyed
Pari" Hejs?. T: e U'i ,ui:'!U ' Dksu,"
a . ; ws iist heard from at Saratoga, has
tu-1 d up in Tart.' ani e-xpatiates on
! feslijns-s Atter d. -e riSirjj the Iry-
ii. i.en bmnet with porkrind nbhons' he
.. ! to the head itte-ll
flair is Let this icasan, the heads
he ..gatuoothly sand papered, varnished, and all
tb.- phreaologiotl deTelcrmrota covered,-labeled
ai.il illustrated with lodis ink. This novel style
caas much o nirajtion acmo? those whore
bumps ire licking, and many are the devices
uievl to conceal tbe deaency, and swell such
bumps as virtur, humility, love of home, econ
omy, and others whuh are usually missing from
a i ciu'-onable woman's head. Many wear nice
6:. icg plaster cast, with prominent trait
st cngly developed. A stra :ge, is introduced,
be -ees some- fiae tamp-, ij pleased, ani finally
m . 'ies her: during the honeymoon he playtal
ly hit bis wife over the hca I with a stool, when
ofl c met tbe plaster, and she stands forth nn-m-.
kcl. Many craniums are grain?l in imita
tie. of American woods; at any soiree may be
set n maple, oak, beech, and not a lew blase -wo
J beasB."
' uk Dr.iB oi ibe Year 1'hc death-roll oi
the year includes many name distinguished
in pditics, in the church, in authorship and
in art.
The ranks of the aut' or have been thinned.
Fredrika Bremer d:el at Stockholm early ia tbe
year ; Jared Sparka at Cambridge in .March ;
Juieph Mery in France in June ; and Count
Qurowski at Washiugton in May.
Among tbe dead statesmm and politic tl leader.-
ar .Daniel S. Dickinson, l.eaia Cass, Juhn
V . . Uareo, tl jah F. 1'urJy, Moks F. OJell.
James Humphrey, Pia i' re F.. and Wright
and Commodore - -ckt-m. l'rii ce Fsttrhaiy
diet at Ralisbuii in M . aul Marquis d'.Vzeglio
in Italy in January. In October, Mr. Thou
nevel elcsel hi" bc and active career in Prance.
0 r ion Camming, tbe famous lion-hunter,
was aocilcnta'.ly killesl in Scotland in March.
Professor Henry I', risers, a distinguished
tar.i'it, alsj '!:.-! ia Sculand in May. John
K s, cuie! oi" the Ch rukee Nttion, died at
Wshlr gti n in August.
Tb" cu!;i"r (Jil-oa ii e-1 in Itily in Jsnairy,
seveuty-nvr yers old ; and Sir Charles Evst
Ukc, l'resii-nt of the British lloyal Academy,
di. ! at I'ia j-i-t a' the ucw year came in.
1 ie m ;t prom:aent clergymen who have dieil
during the yrir arc Urs. Cummiogs and l'ise of
thi llomin ('Ltboha Church ; IJr. KHphalct
. I'rcsi lea: of Union College ; Vr. Hawks of
-.ty ; l'r. Wrwtl! and Rev. John K elite in
.r.l ; au I " Father P-cat " in I'aris the
aiuied ue-iter known by hisiistadenyni than
rrcf,r name of Mahory.
' u.ral -.ott duet at nest l'oint on tbe -Jla
'.f--'iy. Aduiiral I'.ereji, oommanJf r ot the
.j ..bh 1'iit ia t e I'aci&o, committed suicide.
Ji .in S. Ktrey, ihe hcrre tamer, died in Ohio in
"i !. IMrt B. Mintarn, one of our ltsd
'.u if me-rcliaLt:, died on the 9th of January.
G . .nl Ilii'.eck at New llvren in the srae
ran.th, bimeon 1 Taper and l'ulioe Infpector
Carpenter in November; and Getcnl S. It.
Curtu in lieoember. .V. 1. Poit.
GinN'.uiie is Exglano. Yankee invm-t.-
n and tilent air felt in every art of tbe
w rid A late n-ani'ir 1 1 the Held, Farm
c ! Umdcn, the great srortint' paper of
E ,'iand, contains an article in which the
pr pnetor or tbc Liverpool bymnasium, one
ol ie greatest in the world, handsomely ac-
ki 'iwlcelges the great utility and beauty of
the system ot Usht cymnaitiej, wuica were
mr .d need iu Dr. Dio Lewis' establishment
in -his country, sicie three years since
licg master named Benedict Arnold
- f.it -!ly u.juied in a railnad collision at
I. ntin.y. I. -t y.eek. Wbala In' a
. :. x. it. 1.. hkskoict.
RDirokB AST n i..-t:itr. im.
Mr. .Stevens' Itecnnvlraction Bills.
Mr. Thad. Stevens o." innvlvinia. the
ogre who was charged with ul n king all leg
islation braking toward- the udmiseinnof the
Southern States, at the !r.l sessiou of Uon
greta, has introduced two biits in this ses
sion, winch attract wide attention. One is
a special hill for theH,o.Pftru.:tit.:i ol North
Carolina. This proeidcs fir the n- -i-shling
of a convention, chosen by ail niaie citizens
of age who can read and write, to assemble
-May 30, lobi . at Raleigh, a': i tu c mn-t of
12)- legates, to Ira ma a State Cemsiituiion,
wh-r'i shall berubaitted to t'-cr' s.-- for ap
proval, inodi6-ili m or rvjee i n ; ep n:ory
to the rc-:-atah!iM..Tient of tl e ?-ti'c It
provides that there slmll be n distinct' ;i of
color or race recognised! in th" case- ol v.t. rs
for such dele-gate ; and r qur tha". d. ie
gatca sliall, before being qualified to net
as such, maka oa h that the.y did not fujr
t continuance of the r. ' dlioii i.. m and
after tin uwuin ut the j-Kliruit:o:i ot
lre?idcnt Uncoln, in Dee. lu'i r, lHei3.
It is andcrstooJ that t n- hill tw pre-
pere-d Iy a esimmittee of i .y-l nrth Caro-'
linun, and ex-Gov. iiiideu, ol (but tjit-.
says that thirty thou anj hiyi w'lite men '
and forty thousand negro men in jr:h Oir-
olin look to that bill r their t.niv ! opr. '
The bill w regarded as a very n.ihl lie. ! .r
ilr. Stevens to give -oeh as-int to as is im- '
died in bis introduction of it His own j
bill is much m re stringent. j
This latter aeknowMgcs the validity of.
existing governments in the t-n Stat - for !
municipal pn rp its ; provides a Co a tux- ,
rion of three petsona for each b:iu t; bt '
ikclfd by Congrtu, paid hy the United
.e i . ..
. . . ..
to aajaioieDU eweuous, ana appoint eltcit an , 'a''iu oi iw euiaoauurr, ana tor aa
oiaoers ; Fixes upon tbe "tu c! 4la uext for ' dilion oi blinds. The interior, however,
electi n of delegates to Con-tituti. oil t'em- ' hns undergone considerable changes. When
vcnUun, and 3d of June for tbe mi c ia pf ne. tic galleries were several feet higher
the Conventions ; Gives the rig'.t to v,;e 1 than now and much wider; tbe pulpit was
and to be ideetcd tu all adult
m ih-
tii.ns :
Alkniae person who Were -i
4ih of March, 1801, and
' ISee under, vr voluntarily
nnee, ta the Ccnfcdrrate jii,,'.
vide tor their natur.uir-.ii r.. I
otcr r-liwis, five year- r.fter 1
tinor, renouncing all o:br a!.'
., the i
i hrl I
; IV -
! at of
i tine and (
. c e.S" I 1
it make
j taking tbe oath ; Requires that t
I lutlor.0 fcstBed, and laws inne" .1 s1
na distinction founded on L'nusgi
I former condition; and provides
, "-i.ee' or
Im: (ill
j tern of said State any present tie constitu
i tivp to Corgress,' and Congress may ap
J prove it, udmit tbe biate to the I toon and
it re resenUtivc to Congrtss.
That either bill will ss Copgr. ts with
out serm staendmrnt, ia not to be expected.
But the debate cn them, which will son
"j-en will be intCTCtting ai.d will dineke
tbe full intention of (VngreK -a the
sulject of the disposition to I? mi le if tbe
Southern State. That inti ntirt ;n tact
pretty distinctly f reshaJ jm1 hy the intro
duced and serine discussion ol : i.eh bills
as these. They indicitc that if N ith t'ar
oliiio, and the Southern y.ii.. :il do
nothing e.r. their part toari i,t-. . ttieir
t'Uf n laUois to ti e I'r ioii, C"iytrst mil
tnoitltutt t'tm, eslir g n K . ,s.r.t e.1
the !eyal t- i.erity, sr.d dirirgardu g the dis
loyal minatily. Tie Soui!.irner nre -partntly
to learn, that thrirriip'rltion tliat
they can take ihcir choice ltwen reeon
struct ion on such terms as tiey rhoorc and
rt sail 'ng as they are, is a eb-In- :on :.rd a
snare; Hating rejecied with such unanimity
the lenient terms c fit red in the Cori-ntu-tienal
Amendment, they may yet Ci.d that
tbc amendment wiil Tj adi pted n. verthc
less; and fur te rest thatjttrms of r admis
sion will be exacted, to which their a-cnt
may not he asked.
The Tcrriterles, In toe Senate,
the Nebraska and tVioradu tills loth
passed the Senate on the 9ib, cac'i with
tbe amendment oScred by Mr. Cdmun is. It
waa apparently about "nip and tuck"' with
tbe amendment. It was first j n p n J in
.cemmr-tee of the whole as a substitute for
Senator Brown's more complicated proviso
embod ) ing the same principle, and when it
etBM to the vote was lest, 15 to 17. Senator
Ilroai s amendment wc; then lost, 8 to 24.
Mr. K'aonde then cSeted his amendment as
ati n! tii nal section, and it wn.- 1 ;t. Is to
IS. i e bill wa ther. taken i ut ! C iutr.it-
tee of the whulc, into the brnate, when Mr.
Kdmunda again edfcied his amendment, and
two UK-re votir, ol Senators who did not vote
e- remittee, having been secured in its
lavor, it lsisscu 20 to 1-. Tbc bill tie
Nchn.xka lull t! en jassed, SI to 15. this
riruit scttl d the qticstioti also lor the Col
orado bill, which is similar to the N-braka
bill. The Kdmut.ds amendment, attaci.eel to
each, is ns follows :
. 3. Ji.J be ,t further ar.,ut.J. Tht this
act shall go into effect with the fuu liriie-nia! ai.d
reroelnsl condition that within si:l .'slc 1.1
Nebta'ka there shall be no at ri Igrut-nt r denial
of the exercise e f the elective lrai.chise, r cf
any other richt, to any yerson, by rcasun cf
race or color, exotptiag Indians not taxe.1.
Senator Edmunds made a stout fight for
his amendment both in d lute and in
tactics, and is entitled to high praise lor the
persistence, ahility and tact with which he
finally carried the day, against tbe opposi
tion of the veteran WaeTc, Iloward.Ivirkwood
anil other republicans, added to that of
Ooolittlc, Cowan acd the democrat. Mr.
Wade, however, finally surrendered acd
votod for tbc amendment.
Tnx N. Y. Sesatoksuii-. The qucction in
the X. Y. Legislative Caucus on U. S. Sena
tor hy between Roscoe Coiikling, Senator
Harris and Judge Noah Davis. Oa the first
ballot .Mr. Greeley received six vote and was
then withdrawn. Conkling bed 33, liarrii
32 and Davis 3U votes. Greeley's voted
then went on to Uonkliog. giving him 39 on
tbc second ballot, and a portion ol Harris'
votes went to Davis giving him 41. Conk-lin-
led on the next and subsequent ballots,
till the 5tb, which stood Conkling 59, Davis
49. Conkling' nomination waa then ruidc
unanimous. Ho is of Utica, u young man,
39 jcarsold.and is eervins his tint J term
in Conjrcsii.
The Scmi-rculcuulnl Celebralioii
or nic DtDieuTio.v or the
"BSrick ilScctiii; SIoiimc"
Ol lit First Ctttgrtgatitnal (Unitarian)
Society in Burlington.
Thompson's Vermont, published in 1842,
under tho head of UfRLi.vtrTox says :
" Tbe Consrraational ehnrch was oreaniml
February 28d 1S05, ami was for several years
the only relicion society, but no minister was
settled in town before the year 1810. The Rev.
Chuuneey Lee effieiated here about the year
17'.o and K'.IC, ami the Rev. iMnie! C. Saodars,
a ooncidsrable portion of the time from 1TU8 to
1807. From 1807 to 1810, Dr. Samuel WiUhms
preached here some pnrt of lb time In 1810
the Congregational Society became divided into
two, one of which embraced tbe doctrine of the
Trinity, and tbe other nyectcd it. In April of
this year, each of thaw iocieties settled a minis
ter. The Rev. Daniel Has el was ordained over
tha Trinitarian or Calrioietic Sock-ty April 10.
and the Rev. Sarnoel Clatk vr tbe Umtarbn
SociMy April 10, 1810.
The Unitarian hcose of worship was erected
in lSlo. It is one cf the largest meeting houses
iu the State, is built f bnek with a lofty steeple,
and tcgrllMr with Ihe organ, cleek and twll.coK
abool $28,000
The Burlington Nrrtkern Stnlinr,v( Dee.
27th 1816, thus announced the eompletiein
and approaching dedication of this house :
I'SDicinox. That new, .piendsi public edi
ce. erected hj th First Congregational Society
in thia town fcr the warship of Almighty Ood,
will be etadteMsd oa Tharsdav the 9th dav cf
January next
It is worthy of remark that this brick edifice.
which would dw honor to say state or city, is
91 Art in length, 60 In hreadtb, with a steeple
of 170 feet in height, was esauaeneed, or th
fmndation hud, about tbe first of Miy last past,
and ia its than seven months was completes,
painted and furnished with Morn, a town clock
aod bell. (Aa ekgaat ra is purchased fcr
'his church in Rostoa. and will be transported
hy the first akigbiag.) Perhaps m no instance
was there ever a bwildiec of thi? magnitude
erected in less time sad with more immunity
than in the present esse.
On Saturday but tb sale ol tbe pews ia tb
lower Im eossawaeed at 2 1'. M., sad sold fcr
upward of S21 .000.
Tb Society appointed Mr. R T. Engksby
thnr Agent, and under his sapermtrndenee the
building was completed.
T'ic hou?c remains to thi day unchanged
.... ,
. r a.
'me four feet higher ; the ceiling was as
much higher, and rose in tbe centre into a
"'ft of arch or dome set round with pillar,
doubt le as CoBsidcred hwhlv ornamsntal im
iii day. The wood wet k of the high pews
then Wa goiltlrs of caint or nuwiah
Iweni years since tbe whole aodit rium
was r fisted, and with subsequent improve
uunU was transformed into tbe prc-cot
tastelol and pleasant interior.
The building was accordingly dedicated,
en tbe 9. of January 1817, with the follow
ing exercises :
I. Introductory prayer, and lessons from
Scrip'.nre. by ta Rev. Samocl Clark.
II. A Uyran, prepared by Deacon Jacob Wis.
bam, one if the Society, sung to the tuaeof
i uiuutipuu.
Gbbat GUU, w enter thi Thy house:
Thi long wiah'd day with Jot we see,
That wv may pay our grataral tows.
And dedicate this house ta Thee
Thy providential smile. O Lord,
nave cmwn d our work with good
oe my Ainogtity Hameador'd;
That Name we'i: never cease to bhm
Coatiooe still Thy preame here,
Mak thi tb place ot Thia abed.
Whilst w, wilh ilial mvs. efaaw Mar
To Ti ee, oar Father and owr Sod.
May thy pure precept be our guide;
All error shunuM with with eaatwnt ear;
No doctriMs. Uujbt ij Altaian frue.
Can with thy Ue'.y aord compare.
Taught by Thy Sen, our (ovsmxica Lord,
Replete with peace, and truth, and love,
CUims ail or bevcbcscb ash bigabb.
May cuaiitv and love appwr
la all we cay. ia all we do,
Tho prove our faith ia The sinoere,
Acd cot a v:u, an empty shew.
May graeralwas, far nssocr,
withia these wall Thy praise proclaim;
By puriey of lira rapport
The honor of the Christian name.
And may thi, Cherch, still own'd by Tbse,
When Christ appears a utml time,
From every spot and blemish free,
Appr with lustre all divine.
"I- I lieatetry prayer by John Foeter, D 1.,
of Brighton. Massachusetts.
IV. Denbigh, is the word cf the Hundreth
V. Sermon, fnm Psalm XCIII. 6, by Rev.
John Pierce, XI nrster of Brook Uae, Maetacho
sett. Tl. Prayer by Ike same.
VII Cbeshuat, by the Choir.
VIII Blessing by tbe Pastor of th Church.
Tbe fiftieth anniversary of this important
event in tbc history of the Society and of
ltarlington, was celebrated by the Society,
on the Otb iust.,witb most ipptofaiste and
interesting excrciKs.
ile Church was decorated for tbe ocea-
s'. n with a ca
- a-.d taste rarely eriua Iletl .
Euigri, n
wreaths encircled every pillar.
The uin i iwa on the rijt'.l and the left of ther
p'llpit h i. , iheou'-an Anchor and the other
Ct 1 1 1 e- in' .n. i propurlioiH, iu ever
re. n. l"irc!...f evergreen entwined with
autiunn '. in-, i ung in the !itr windows,
Hid -i :-..! t,rgreen with ornaments of
autumn leaves and pice cuius, were dis
robed "tl the panel of th- windoiT casings,
with i xcuetiuelv l lersin fiict. Over tie
pt.lpit in i d u i ie au h '.I R. u an letter-,
W.-s the Mt. "On. (icil and Father of all,
n-Ao ii affii r .'. and through all and in yau
all." Oa tne gallery tnnt, in oil Kngli'h,
were the texts. "" .Arise, Air, ir thy
Light it ionic." 7ae glory nf the Lord it
risen ujion Me." " Great shall i th' Ptett
of thy rhildrtn.'' Across the Oigan, " One
Generation shall praise My arorcr to an
other," r-nJ in front ol the organ loft a
shield or evergreen tearing tbc inscription
iu eilt letters " 1817 F. C. C-1S67."
Tbe letters nf the text were all of ever
green, and with the other decorations, did
great credit to tbc care and tasle of Mr. V.
II. Itoot, who had the chief superindcQce
of them, and his assistants.
Tbe services of tbc forenoon were us far
as possible a rc-prodnction of tnc exercises
of tbe first dedication.
The introductory prajer aii lerrvn from
scripture were given by Ilev. C X. Alux ol
Montjclier, and tlie re-dedielnry prayer by
Kcv. Jons Coau.sEk of Montreal, licv.
Freijebick FkOTOiKonsii of Drattlcburo,
then read the old dedication sermon by P.ev.
Dr. Pierce, an earnest, scriptural and most
excellent discourse, Irum the text" IIoIiikis
becometh thine Ilon;e, 0 (lad, forever,"
urging tbc duty ol worshipping God
in his Louto iu the beauty of Holi
ness, with rtmetto and gedly fear,
j and equally the duty of making the daily
j life, by sireere- piety and vital godliness, a
constant service of pra?- sr l worship, lite
Hicceeeiing pray.r w-.s .-.ito offered by Mr.
Prothiiighau'. The eld :un., Denbigh,
I'hiladelpfaia sad Cbcshunt. were capitally
enng by the ohuir, order tae direction of
Mr. Proctor, ta the great eklight (specially
of ho elder portion cf the audience.
The interesting letters wl.ieh we copy
below, were then read by M . Ware, who
prefaced then with sumo felicitous aUnsi ins
to ti.e- writer.
Mtntionh'g ,w phmr.t re minisctnses
of the late vencrahle Vr. Fi. rcc. as he re
collected him, when app arir- in the pulpit
ot the oM Wri I'barch ..f B ntuti.
are read first tlie f flowing !. . cr from Dr.
1'ierec siMorssor in the 1-t Chorea of
Iirookliae :
tarnra rami arv. r. n. nruoE.
Totht Rrt. I., a. n'attttithtFiril Con
yrtgalioBal Society in Burlington
CuaisTiAS Fbiexii:
I am glad to learn thai yen have it m
i em puttee io eeuoratc tbe Bftieth anui'
of tb elctlicatien of your cbureh.
In a volume entitled "Pubticativu'eil Brook
line ministers to 18SO," which cam into my
hands by official inheritance on my aeoewisn t
tbe pastoral charge of the First Parish" ia this
town, I find "A Discourse delivered at Ibe Dedi
cation of the Brick Meetinghouse erected by the
Fisst CongTFgauoe al Hociety ia Barl'mgtoa Ver
mont on Thursday January 1817, by John
Pierce A. M , minister of Brockline Mass
aehusetts." The sermon treatbe the di-voul spirit, the
simple usque.s:itGiBg reveretce, th "holiness
unlo the Loid" cemmended by its tixt, ami
characteristic of it venerated anther, who rook
to himself Ih Hebrew sanctities along with tb
Christian, and bore Ihe burdi-u of be ta coven
ant ia his ministry.
Tbe dear old man ! wilh what f, had his
life btcn t pared, ni.uld he have hailed you jubilee
he who so delighted in dates aut .nsona aad
all historic proprieties 1
Be assured, dear friends, that his siKCCSser.
aiotii wiin uueqaai rtgatj, eai.rs it.t. your joy
with wishes Kjually cor.l'.e! fit ifcc further and
constant pruprrity or Ihe First I or gv gaticanj
Sccielj ia Burlington. iku.e ot themet vaiaI
membei of my soeiriy. tcache-rs. in the Fan lay
deasol. fcrwarl ia every gce.d werl, are re
lated by aear kinship to year hont.rrd predeces
sor, the pastor cf the church at the tune of tb
Dedication which you commemi-rate, the Rev.
Saaorl Clark. Their hearts are with yoa on
this occasion ; the:r greeting and best wishes
accompmy mine.
The half century whose term you celebrate
l.M brseaoD of the aaost memeirable ia the an
nab of mankind. It has wilt etsed some of th
most important events cf mtdcrn time, and a
progress ia the arts eif life unparalleled ia any
preccuiug century oi iae world's tuatory. My
prrdf c-:s-cr, when b went op to your dedication
mast have occupied four days ia tbc journey to
Burlington. The distance may now be aeoorn-
r'.theJ by a traveller ia person in twice a many
li.urs, and by verbal eommunicarioa ia as many
mir.un-1 Thi is one ill tu. ration, aogzTSted by
Ihe i&teicel ot the moment, of a theme on which
it is needies to enlarge.
I rejoice with yoa in the tuulccsje J architec
tural health of "The Brick Meeting-boot"
hieh bears its hair century bravely, as I can
testify by recent observation. I have ia my
Bund, as I write, a vivid picture of iu Mir en
vironment and th" natural chares of yoarhctu
tifwl city with the sheen of the tparklirc lake at
its fctt and the pensive ' Iae of ihe tsjrilcriag
mom tains beyond. Itiautiful lor situation "
rsytwr "Zion."' It seemed to rue. " 19 I pass
ed by and beheld your devotions," that an in
spiration from tbe laiidscspe below ui'gL' ccond
the rnspiration from above, and the h- mty of
the simtKw (observe "the beauty of h lines. "
Lone may the First Congregational Society
posses their habitatkin ! Outliving jia all,
the present pastor and the present Hock, may it
owlish ra other ccBeraticn that shall " love
the venerable house our fatheri bailt to God."
And when the house shall s-uk iito rain as ill
hooM soeaer or later most, miy acw aad
shier adiaoe, acesamawehriBg the larger Beces
sMes of a graving ececregatioa, replace the
Yours hi the fellowship of the Christiaa iStirh
Fbembick Ukrv Hum.
Pastor of k'int Parish.
Bntkliuc, Mass , J id. 1, l$ .
They had hoped, Mid Mr. Ware, 'o have
enjoyed the prctcnco vf the two former min
ister of the church now living (Mr. Bosh
and Mr. Young ) Krum one of them he had
received the following letter :
utteb raoa ur. a. w. bi.-h
BosTox, Jan. 7, 1367.
.My Dear Ware:
I have delayed acsweriar; your note be
ean I hoped to be able to join yoa in the cele
bration ot the semi-centennial, but my eagaf
BMats will not permit roe to do so. 1 regret
this very knock, for it would have given me
plea re to have met my oM friends and par
ohtoBtr Associated as the Society at Burling
ton tt wilh my ministerial life, the church where
I was ordained sad the scenes of my first labcre,
the BKsaarite connected with the tlace and th
frieaeishi? there fcrmed are t eered anil dear.
They will ever have a pfoce icamy heart and I
wish yea to give all our frir..l, those whom I
knew al those who have joined the Society
since, my cordial wishes for their future pros
perity. May Ibe choicest blessings be theirs,
aad may they a individual awl a church
reap the full jsy of a christian mith. Mrs. Bush
jam me ia thia. I shall be wilh yon in spirit
eat Wednesday.
S. W. Bcsn.
ir peak ing of Dr. Billows a the head of
that noblest unsrciariaii charity of tbe
world the United Staffs Snnitarv C mrak
siort ; and alludinr; to hi ' chivalrous and
knigbllr spirit," ae a defender of liBttar
ranistH, Mr. Ware next read the following :
New Tobk. Dec IS, lW..
First Cemayegatioiivl Church in the City f
New York.
er. L. O. Wart, Pastor of Ik Fmt Congre
gatiunal Society in Burlington, Yi.
Mr Deab Mb. Wabe : j
I wish it were in my j .wtr to be fcitb you en
tbe semi-centennial ot the Burlington Cniiirien -Church,
but I shall be in the Writ at that date. '
a thousand miles away trem yeur saceJ fVsim
tiee. My heart, boe' er, will be iu the rui.lt vf
th close circle that gathers r. nod lb; c.'.r
that has wanned two generations uith its Holy '
liaise, aad which w.:l recall Ihr Seiilly Men l
that minialered at it wb.n it was first k.nlle 1, '
and duriu: the perio.1 when aderrse nirds wire
striving to extiatruiso it ihe naru-s u ii.ir-r
soil and Peabody aie precious and fragrant io
ear church, and will be green iu Ibe roenwrv i.f
those who live to honor the ccn.let.i n of a cen
tury in tbe life of your Society.
Your cbureh was a frontier Society when it
was founded, and it has continued 10 occupy an
isolated position ever since, lioabttess this bai
only increased the seal and attachment ot these
ribo have manned Ihe little furtre-M of Liberal
Christhnity in the midst 01 a pardonably jeiloua
and suspicious orthodoxy. Small a the pro
gress of our Unitarian cauw has been ia Ver
mont, and few and far between as its churches
still are, I do not doubt Ihat the glorious Big
you have upheld and defended for half a oeotury,
has borne a significant and instructive witness
to the imperishable and precious principles
which distipguish our f titfa, and his diminished
the spread of narrow aud exclusive vUws and
raodiiKd tbe temper and spirit of the aaMgoaav
tic creeds that have surrounded it. Hitherto
the cfSoe of Unitsrianitm m America has been
similar to the office of the few loyal men. who io
tbe dsys cf slavery, and through the Oreat Ite
Itllion, maintained a sturdy protest ag-tiast the
wrong cf human bondage, and the sin ef treason
to the best government in the world.
But the days of protest have gone by, and
the boar tf self-aisertiou and progress bag
Cime. 11 e are not 10 measure ure aepes ami
duties of the preteBt and the future, by the ex-
terience of tbe past The kcell of an instita
l lion thitstentd rooted tike theeverlajtinchilln,
j has struck, and in a twinkling of the eye, the
I hosry curse htiveJ as with an earthquake, aad
I 8ank in
the abyis ! In a similar war decmatic
systems and ecclesiastical antiquities thvt now
I look tolid and permanent, are destined to melt
away and disappear, and it would not surprise
m at any time, under some adequate providen
tial impulse, to see a Kevolution in theological
tentiment sweeping through this country that
would leuve Liberal Christianity in general
poSMSsion of the American mind and heart.
Cahinietic and Trinitarian errors hold their
ground now, more by habit, than intelligent
conviction, and more through the timidity and
lniewarmnesa of Liberal Christians, thsn
through any strength ia their own position cr
any sober confidence m their adherents. Let
the boldness and zeal of the early Reformers in
tbe Protestant csnse, animate a dczn glowing;
feirltjs, resolute and thoroughly earnest souls
in tbe liberal ranks let the necessity, glory and
divine authority of this com oletion of thi Re.
formation, inspire only a handful of cur Bodv.
I and We should raise a hanntr In vhu-h inillMT,
I of souls, waiting the hour of their redemption
irora a gallin: yokeof outgrown opinion?, would
flock, and under whose fold glorious substantial
and permanent triumphs would be organized
aad woa.
Let the Burlington Church prepare lo carry
Vermont for Liberal Chrittiaattu .'
It cannot celebrate Us half century, with any
Keselre more important to all tbe interests of
Christ's kingdom.
With btiirt sympathy,
Your Iriend and Prother.
Uiisnr Vf. Bellows.
The following letter was prefaced with a
touching allusion to the total blinduess of
the writer, Dr. Froihingbaui of Boston .
9 JiEWBemr Sr.,
Btstoo, Dec 20. j
Mr lrx.ia.Mc Wake:
I thank you kindly for the obltgini: wards ia
whieh you bare invited me to prepare a Hymn
for the celebration of your Church Anniversary
in Jinuary. If I c all rise to anything that
weukl satisfy myself, or 1 just to the occasion,
the work would l a favor conferred upon me,
rather than upon my friends at Burlington.
But all inspiration hones its head. I listen
among the spirits and bear na voice. I lock at
tbe gates, and toey will cot open, but leave me
on the other side. So please to accept my Ben
ediette ami best wishes in place of any open ser
vice. How well ami tenderly I remember that day,
more than twenty-one years ago, when I stood
up in your pulpit with those twin brothers,
whose beautiful tame is so dear to the churches.
With great regard.
Very truly yours.
K. L. FnoTHixGriAM.
Rev. L. 0. Ware.
Of Dr. Birtol, ilr. Ware spoke as his
"father in God," aad as pastor cf tho old
Vrcst church of Boston, among whose pre
decessors in that pulpit was Jonathan
Mayhew, who, writing to James Otis, said
that "thinking of the communion of saints,
his thoughts had puffed to the need of a cum
munion ol tbe Colonies,' and who tliu, per
haps gave the first suggestion of that Union,
which has been tho foundation of our Na
tional strength :
Hosto.t, Bee, IS, 1S0C.
.Vy Dear Friend:
Whose letter permits me to evil you in some
st .wy Son. and who are surely one of the
suns of tbe "West Church." take lrom it
through me greeting, for the ninth day of next
yevr and always, to your half century church
in Bortiogton to which have you not carried
already something to plant from tbe so much
oiler garden and nursery at home ! God, says
an old writer, winnowed three kingdoms fur
the td of New England, and bow widely New
England has sown America ! How fir. broad
cast, single parishes fling the germs of religion 1
In distant parts of the world I have found fruit
from our grafting, and heard the rattling corn,
whose first ears were borne from Geldn in West
Boston. Whence and how far came the original
keraeis who sbs.ll say? BIe God for tbe har
vest, ami ail the sowers and all the reapers,
those who are fsl and those, after the Muter
word, who feed!
How happy I and ethers here are at your
prosperity, need I siy
I am truly sorry not to be with you, save in
tbe spirit sf these few words. V hen the great
Householder shall say "Gather the wheat into
my burn," may the call reach every soul em
braced in your celebration.
Prays your
C. A. Babtol.
Rev. L G.Wabe.
Or. Gamvxtt was alluded to as tbc worthy
successor of Cbanmcg. His letter, below,
is of especial interest for its tributes to tbc
memory of Mr. Ingersoll and Mr. Peabody,
every word of which we arc snrc will End
full response in the heart of every one who
ki.ew them, ot other denominations as well
as eif their own,
na. oixnlxi's letteb,
E03105, Jan. 7, 1867.
Mr Dear Sir :
It would have teen very pleasant to me, if I
could without neglecting duties here, have joined
ia the semi-centennial celebration to which jou
kindly invite me. If it bad been a sacrifice of
personal convenience only which was involved,
I sbi uld have had no hrsitaticn in acceding
the invitation, fcr besides ibeenjayment I should
have feuid, I believe, a Society that has borne
itself nobly as yours through half a century
in obich it has been obliged to encounter diffi
culties -i.d sutler disappointment, without any
exp.-iWion of feltowsaip from the churches
around it, is entitled to tervice, as well as sym
pithy, from tnoie who hold the 'liko trecious
:-ith." The congregation to which it is now
tour privilege to minister in tho office of the
erUstin gMpel, have borne their testimony
In the troth, calmly and firmly , and have silenc
ed dtruat where they have not converted oppo
sition By " piticnt continuing in well doing"
lhey hav.'. I believe, sxured the respect of the
comrauuuy that has sharply, if not unkindly,
waUhed them, and would hardly, tevday.be
denied their right to tha Christian namo.
They hate been f ivored with ministers sf singu
lar ability and excellence. Two of those who
have passed into the higher life I waa permitted
10 kuow, not intimately, but in such nearness
of tA.iuaiataace as made me hold them in sin
cere and tender regard. Dr. Ingersoll was a
man, hose qualities tf character no one could
mistake. Kirnest, geuial, conscientious, faith
tul. with strong uvevictioBs and exuberant hu
mour, h.a instructions in the pulpit and influ
ence iu society wcre alike welcome. Serious
cess of purpose was so blended with a joyous
element, that he was hippy when other men
would baie beta sad, and thoughtful when
others might have been careless. The submis
sion with which he bore, and tbe cheerfulness
by which be- surmounted the physical infirmities
that fell apn him. both tetore and after he
I, ft llurliaglvn, who uf us that ever taw
him can foiget. Mr. Peabody, a rein cf
diiT.reut tt.iiiprramci.t, offered to cur
admiratisu the sanctity of a Christian litV, duel
ton soon, a we were muted to say, after his en
trance on the ministry. Iu that short period he
impressed himself upun his people with a spirit
ual power by which they are still drawn to
ward the heavenly state. To hare hid two
sush preachers and pastors, is an occasion for
gratitude, which I am sure will not be lest in
yeur coram? Lucrative cervices. You cannot
tail to bate a pleasant thru, next Weslaes-lty
RrcuJkciKin will add its ample stores to a rich
present experienoe and atl hearts will he glad.
May tbe future be as bright as the present, and
as sacred as the past, and the long hereafter of a
letter world prove how juitly earthly privileges
hive been appreciated and heiir wall they have
been used.
Sincerely and faithfully Yours.
risKa S. UexXKrr.
ftev. L G. Ware.
Tbc De.xuIoy, From all who dwell be
low tbe skies," lurg by choir and audience,
and tho benediction by the Pastor, cloecd
the mornioj; icrvicef. At S o'clock, tho
ministers ot.d others interested met to the
vestry for tbe organization of a Units! ian
Oonfoicuce of Vermont.

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