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From the Wc'tcrn.Vcsscn.T.
Alms Giving and Loanin.
Wc read of misery in Ireland . that
seems incredible, of exposure that ccems
impossible in a Christian land; wo turn
with wonder to the hardships of the Pil
grim3 of New England, and tho back
woodsmen of this Valley; but wc do not
recognize the misery right about us at
this moment, nor know tho suffering
that is even now in this city dragging
down hundreds to the grave. During
the lact winter, instances occurred here
cf as great physical want as any that
can be met with in the wo-stricken hov
els of Erin ; and though such extreme
cases arc rare, cases demanding the ad
vice and aid of every humane man and
woman, may 1)3 discovered in any square
of our thriving town.
The deepest and most rcrmancnt suf
fering, however,, which, occurs among
us is not physical;' these cases which pe
culiarly demand the help of a Christian
friend, arc such as the one described in
this litt!.c sketch, which though not true
in dctad, is true in spirit, and drawn from
actual occurrences. , , -,
I was, some months since, struck by
the appearance of a little girl, who was
carrying a bowl of soup along Western
Row; she was well clad, her shoes were
such as poor children never wear, ar.d
vet the face' looked like that of-a pinch
ed and half starved child. .The coup
which she was carrying, must, 1 tho t,
liave been riven , her in charity. "My
little girl,1' said I, "you have a big load;
let mo help you along with it.;1 Sh
ooked up into my face with her swol
len eyes, and giving mo the bowl, smiled
Vnlv nnd answered, "that it was
indeed right heavy and right hot,, too?
hnl if she could get it home before it got-
cold, it would be mighty nice for mother."
"And is your mother sick?' I said. "Not
tick," she replied, but ailing; it's from
want of good food, the Doctor says, and
r.o Miss Wright gives me that big bowl
of soup every day.' 1 walked along
with the child until wc came near her
home, when she insisted upon having
the bowl back again, so I gave it to her
r.nd opening the door, which shosaidled
into her father's shop'let her in and fol
lowed after. 1 found myself in a small
closo hot room, where a man of perhaps
thirty years old, was at vork upon some-thirl"-
which he laid cut of sight as soon
as I entered, and opening another door
through which the child went into an
inner room, turned again, and facing
me, seemed to wait my pleasure. ..
"I met your little girl in the. street,1
said I, taking oil my hat, "and .was so
much pleased by her appearance as to
take the liberty of coming homo with
"For what purpose?'' said he coldly-
"To learn your condition, my friend'
and sec if I could do anything for you or
her, as from what she said, I presumed
you were poor'
"I am not poor,"1 he answered proud
ly, "nor do I want your help.1'
"Can I be of service to you by getting
bcr into a school, or Sunday school, or
by throwing business into your hands?''
"And pray, sir, who arc you, that ask
ouch questions of a stranger?"
"I am 'one of many," I replied, "who
wi-h to help all in?n to gain c:i honest
living, and to bring all, young and eld,
within the influence of education and re
The man paused for a moment, and
the color came intohis thin, sallow cheeks
when he spoke again, it was more kindly
and calmly than before. .. , x ,
"I am making enough,15 ho said, ."'to
support myself and my family; as to re
ligion and learning, let them have it that
want it; I don't want it for myselfor my
children. However, suppose I were in
want, how Would you help me?"
'That would depend on the causes of
your want, your means of relief, ycur
habits, and other things, of which I know
nothing at present."
. "I am an engraver,'5 said ho, pointing
to a box of tools; "now suppose me sick,
and nothing laid up for a. wet day -'here's
my wife, who is never strong, .nd two
young children and tho winter, we'i
cay, is just setting in, and rent, and fuel,
and food, and medicine, and doctor's fees,
arc all to bo paid for what would you
do for me?" . 4 .
"In the first place," said I, "1 should
ask you to sell all your needle 33 proper
ty of any kind, and to economise in ev
ery way that I could think of,' and so
help you by my advice."
"Very good,"-said he impatiently?
"what nest?"
. "In the next place, I should ask, how
much more than a living ycu could make
if well arrnin.''
'.'We'll say a third more," he replied
...'Then I should say to you, my friend,
ycu arc an independent mechanic, able
by your trade to make a month's living
in three weeks; now, your independence
ycu don't want to lose, you wouldn't wil
lingly live cn alms, you'd feel degraded
to be a beggar so I'll make this bargain
with you; you shall be decently support
ed when sick, and. properly cared for, on
condition that you pay back the money
paid for you; if you' arc' sick a week
you shall, have a month, to pay in; if
sick two weeks, then ttf C.--inottihar and sn
on; that is, my friend, VW loan you
enough to make you comfortable while
sick and you shall pay it from your sur
plus earnings when well."
, "Would you have done so?" he cried,
with staring eyes and gasping for breath.
"You are not well," I said.
' I am not," said he," hiding his face
with his hands; "I am sick at heart."
. "My friend.'." he dropped liis hands,
and I took or.o cf them, "tell me your
ailing, and as I am a man, I will do all
in my power to cure it."
The engraver rose, and opening the
door through which his daughter passed,
ushered mo into the room within..
It was a smill room, and looked out
into a little muddy back yard; but in the
arrangements of the bed, the tabic, the
mantle, and the open closet the hand of
a frue woman was visible; all was neat
and sensible; no peacock's feathers, nor
broken gilt china c.ups Were to be seen
the ware was earthen; and a few hy
acinths formed the only ornament. And
there loo was the woman herself, with
her little boy and girl at her fcct- she
was wrapped up in a loose calico own3
her hair neatly brushed back from her
brow, and her fingers busily at work
opon some fine linen article, for some
fine lady I presumed. ........ v , ;
, J'EIlen,"' said the engraver, "here's .a
man who says he would have saved us.''
The wife, pale, weak, and evidently
-desponding, struggled to restrain her
self when thus addressed, tut she could
not, .and sobbing, fell back in her chair.'.,
."My good friends," cried I, "tell me
your troubles. Save you.? Arc you lost
then? What does all. this mean?"
"Matilda," said the engraver to his
little girl, "take your brother, and go
into the shop; we are going to talk about
things winch it is not proper for you to
hear of so do not listen,, but play with
your bro'her, and, when we are ready,
we'll call you." .
Ih'ad been struck, all along, by the
good English of my companion, and was
very much impressed and pleased by the
directness of his speech to his child; I
have seldom witnessed so. great frank
ness even among the best people.
- The children went out, the door was
closed, and we sat down.
"My story, sir," said the husband, "is
shorthand you-shall know it, if it hang
me. You have spoken to me as a fellow
man, and, come what may, Til open my
hear' fn you; should I notj ElIcii? '
"Everything, everything," she cried
''Ictbut one friend know our misery and
my heart will feel lighter forever."
. . The engraver listened with his whole
soul, then turned to me and proceeded:
. "Two years ago I was layingby some,
thing every week, and no man worked
more honestly or cheerfully than I. A
friend of mine look to speculating, and
I endorsed for him; ..lie failed, and my
earnings went to smoke. Well, sir, I
was in debt and in trouble, and debt. and
trouble work evil with a. free man; 1 get
out of spirits, and out of sorts, and' fall
before last was taken sick. I had no
thing; Ellen "was too weak to sit up, and
starvation came. close to e, sir, I assure
you. At last cur trouble came to the
cars of one who gives much to the poor;
he gave to us largely ; for two months
supported us; then some more pressing
cases came, and he quitted with the
assurance that the town would see us
provided for. I went to the trustees,
they had crowds of poor folks on their
hands who could net get trusted for their
daily bread; andas we could, why they
thought it was not right to do more for
us than to give us a little wood.
"What they said was true enough, for
every body knew mc to be industrious
when well and though ill-luck had -loos-ened
some friends, it had not taken till;
but seme how I hated to go in debt. So
I went ..to some of the societies, and they
gave, come three dollars, and some five,
but nothing steady. - All this while I
was getting Averse, and the idea of beg
gary, of starvation, of degradation, of
lost character, kcuntcd me day and night;
for I was well raised xmd taught, sir.
Well, by and by the cocictics could give
no more, they had so many applicants;
Elleli, hexe, get something from the
house of employment, but . she was too
w eak to do much, and so, in spite, of all,
it came to debt. The grccer, the taker,
and the doctor, all had to trust us; and
heavy enough the trust lay. .upoja .cur
seemed tome I should never get well
However, when spring came, I had
picked up enrjbgh to go to work once
'more, but somehov; I could - not do as I
had done before, and could barely get
along leaving debts all unpaid. Then
came suits and constables; and the doc
tor, I'm sorry to say it of him, was hard
enough to have Ellen's chair and bed
stead sold to pay himself with. Last
fall came, sir, and I was too poorly again
to work; every thing was monstrous
high; and poor -folks thicker than ever.
It was an awful December, fhe last, for
such as we were! Y"ou would have tho't
that woman there could not have lived'
poorly as she was, sleeping on the floor
here, and living on the leavings of the
market. God help us,-it wa3 a harj
time! Any little tea that I could now
and then get for her, I had to go to the
grocery over yonder for, and there was,
ci set of drinking fellows, that often ask
ed me to join them. Once I did so, and
while I was drinking, a lady went thro1
the entry into a room where a sick wo
man lay, and in passing, saw me. I tho't
nothing of it then, but it dchc mischief.
.Well, in January, Ellen was likelylo
die, and I barely able to crawl about; so
I went to the council chamber, but it
was thronged, I tried the societies, but
the lady who had seen me drinking tqld
them she was one of them, and ' they
sat me down for a drunkard. The ba
ker would not trustj and once more we
were close, to death from w'ant, and no
hope ahead, vhencno came that I would
to God had'nt come, though we'd have
been buried before now, but for him."
"Amen!" breathed the feeble wife.
"He came in one day as I sat in the
shep, dozing from hunger,' and asked if
I was an engraver. I said, yes. ' 'You're
poor, an1! you?1 I told' him. we wero.r
Then bade me go with him.. 1 did so.
lie took me to a coffee house, and gave
me some spirit and biscuit, and .when' I
was done, put mc into a hack, r.nd got in
himself. I felt something was wrong',
but it was death, sir, to turn back.. I don1!
4-:now.vvhcre we went to, for the spirit
put mc to sleep; when I woke uprI was
in a room with my guide and two ether
men, alt well dressed, and the room well
furnished. 'Neighbor,'' said one ol llicnn,
'we want a job done in your, line.1 I
nodded. 'We want a bank-plate engra
ved".'' 'I lliou-ght as much,1 said I. 'You'll
" do it then1 'W hat shall I have ? 'A
thoa--anJ dollar?, of the bad money," to
Lc dene.1 'But suppose,1 said I, 'I blow
you now?1 'Try it,' answered enc of
them, smiling; 'try it my good fellow.1
At last I agreed to do the job, and the
bill to be copied was given me; when you
came in sir1 he continued, clutching my
arm, 'I was at work upon it."
The calm distinct manner in which the
engraver told his story, struck me with
amazement; I asked him to let mo. too
the plate; he brought it at once, it was a
common plate, the work about half fin
ished. .
"Could you identify" the men?1 1 said,
' "I daro not,if I could," said he; "but
I-shall h avc no chance I am convinced
they do not live in this city, and are nc:
ver in its streets during daylight."
"At any rate," said I, "you must quit
this job." ,
. "And what, then? two' hundred dollars
have been-advanced me."
"It shall be given you to repay your
employer. Destroy your plate, and an
honest livelihood I'll insure you, hence
forth." ' ' ' ;
Within a few days 1 saw the plate de
stroyed, and the sum wa3 soon raised to
redeem the w acres cf sin. - : ' ' ;
The engraver now stands free of debt,
though not of obligation. He is once
more a cheerful worker, and his wife's
health is rising again under that best of
panacea), a happy mind. -: But often, Very
often, do I regret that those who admin
ister charity, do not give, and refrain
from giving more thoughtfully.- Had
constant, friendly aid been bestowed in
the case before us, and had the engraver
fl-lt that he could, without offence, repay
when able, his pride would not have
been wounded, his self-respect lessened,
his hope diminished, his heart weighed
down; he would have dreaded no want,
would have been exposed to no tcmpta"
tions. . .. .
, The case just described was in its" cir
cumstance peculiar, but in its essential
features and character, only one of hun"
drcds .
From the American Agriculturist. -i
THscoasia rind its prodncts.
Manitou-woc, WTiskcnsin Tcr., Apl.M3.
A. B. Allen, Esq., Sin':
Having had the pleasure? cf seeing
some of the numbers of your Agricul
tural paper in this region, and thinking
a short notice cf come tilings here might
be interesting to a portion of your rea
ders, I shall venture to trouble you with
a short epistle. The name of my pre
sent resting place, above, may seem
strange to many of your readers, but
noi stranger than tho Fcquol, Mohecan,-
and Narragansctt, cf the northeast, and
Choctaw and Chickasaw of the south
west. The definition, like most of the
Indian names, is full of significance
and beauty; Manifou meaning their
great Spirit, and trochis place cr dwell
ing. .' v - ''''
: fj'ut where h ft, is the next inquiry?
It is somewhat diffusely located, it be
ing tho name of a river, county, har
bor and county seat; but all lying be
tween .two lovely sheets of water, Lake
Winnebago on the west, and Michigan
on the east. The country is delight
fully situated, having a surface gently
undulating, with . hill and dale, and
s! rcam3 as pu re as wells out of the gran:
ite hills of the north. This isthetroprr
try of woodland and forest, yie'ding
some of the finest timber, in great abun
dance. The prairies commence about
35 miles west of the lake shore in this
latitude, and thence extend, with slight
interruptions. I' believe tothe Rocky
Mountains. The principal growth is
Sugar Maple; Beech, Pine, , and Oak .in
termixed. I have seen the most beauti
ful and extensive orchards of. the first,
stretching for miles over.a elear grass
sod, which would laugh to sccrn all the
feeble embellishments of. art, around
which were located, at convenient dis
tances, the wigwams of the red man.
These, during the sugar season, are al
ways occupied by their owners, for the
purpose of securing their annual sup
ply of sugar.
, In the sp'ringVf 1C3C, I y'as .thread
ing my way through this, at that time,
totally unoccupied country, taking the
route from Milwaukie to Green Bay, on
horseback, in company with a western
missionary, and-a half breed mailcar
rier as our .guide. A ftcY camping out
in tho woods the first night of our jour
ney, we cameiipon an extensive sugar
ground towards evening, having passed
several during the day, and making
our way near the centre of it, we es
pied two largey snug, well-csnstruclcd
wigwams, where-wc concluded Jo put
ur for the nicht. We unhorsed, teth
ered our beasts, and at the request of
the inmates, went in and preparpu lor
our lodging. Wrc found, largo rooms,
piled up with tho crystallized juice on
two or three sides, part of it in large
j calt'es, and another portion handsomely
grained in largo birch-bark mo-koks (if
our orthography does not suit our acci
dental ist readers, .ihef have my full
permission 1 to' H imp'rove iti) -. weighing
from 25 to 40 lb3, each-" - Such a sugary
1 never before witnessed and it was all
accomplished by an old man, some 90
years of age, three cr four well-favored,
neat, '. comely-looking ' squaws, and the
children. It was- the season cf trapping,
too, and the men could not forego their
harvest of .peltry, and left this duty to
be performed by those, who :cbuld not be
of service clscwhcrei Wfcat "added
to their difficulties, was the total destitu
tion of food, except what was afforded
by the sugar, some wild rootgj- and an
occasional wild duel:,' which the toys,
contrived, now and JhcuJo -secure, by
the aid of their bows and arrows. I
had an excess of provisions, and look
out a large fiat loaf of hard,- unleavened
bread, which I offered &ne gfoupl-r
Their eyc3 sparkled with delight, and
ix chcVlhe matron took a large knife,
and divided it into as many equal she
pieces as the number composing the cir
cle, and to each she gave alike, the tot
tling papoose having as much as the
matron herself all of which was eager
ly and f avchouV.y devoured; Thei r
gratitude for this small favor seemed
to know no bounds j and they pressed oh
me calio of their sugar, and I verily be
lieve, had I a wagoa, I could have lead
ed it in return for tny petty gift, which
I added to subsequently by giving tlwrn
all I could spare. Dut I was no "tra
der," and I forbore. - Is it strange that
our crafty, griping Whites et rich Out
cf the unstinted generosity of the red
man? Verily "they shall 'rise up in
judgement against this generation."
This was one of the pleasantest nights
cf my life J the novels-wild, picturesque,
and beautiful seemed before me; the
profusion of this luscious store, with all
its appliances of boiling kettles suspen
ded over a large fire by; a pole, suppor
ted by crotches, and funning lengthwise
of the cabin ;thg large, caf.oe-like trough,
extending through the vails; with one
end near the kettles . to contain the sap;
the well-ordered apartments; the indus
try, intelligence, and kindness of the
inmates; the historical rcminisccncesjDt
the old man, . who .witnessca"whuo a
stripling, and yet distinctly recollected,
the chivalrous battla on the. Heights
balm i his tender age, like that of. yovtig
Xxorval, inducing, iiia fatlier 'Io keep
his only son, himself,11 frooi'the tented
field, though yet near enough to sec
and to -interested in the bloody fray;
a young urchin displaying much of the
genius of an artist on the doors and
walls adorned by h"i3 rustic, untaught
sketches; and the robust forms, and
epen, intelligent countenances of all;
these, and my reflections, stretching
through ihe uncertain past, and proba
ble future history of this- proud, yet
pitiable race, gave an intensity of inter
est to the scene, I shall never, never for-
get., Vu 1 am wandering.
ir.e pino3 grow singular lyj in' una
country, pushing their straight' trunks
upwards for 150 feet in height, by the
side of the sugar maple and beech, which
at the casl,jchoose yery different soils.
Tkc! sCit fs generally very good, though
somewhat varying with tho hills and
valleys. The richest, deepest upland
soil I ever saw, is on the.Stockbridgo
and Brotherlowir reservation, . on the
head waters of the Manit'cu which was
selected with a great deal of judgment,
and after much examination, by some
of the most intelligent Indians, & their
friedly white superimendants. - These
Indians form an extensive "settlement,
of intelligent, moral, and perfectly re
claimed natives; the gathered' frag
ments of mony an extinct tribe from
New-England, whose ancestors onco
waged exterminating wars against each
other, but whose descendants .now' are
like a band of brothers"; pursuing Jho
peaceful' pathif cf civilized life. 1 will
add, for; thd honor of our Government,
that they are in the full enjoy rf.ent or all
the rirhtsof American citizens. - N -."-'
The valley' "which peh3 at the 'coun
ty seat, Manitouwoc rapids, three 'miles
from the harbor, .on Jake Michigan,
though not extensive, ts"asfs'rtile as any
portion of the famed valley cf the Genesee-..
, Every crop -which js cultivated
there thrives here in greatluxuriance;
and I have nowhere seen better returnsr
for seed and cultivation. than-are furn
ished here. There is a good deai of
enterprise .. among the Settlers' here
'and the vicinity,-many. 'of them having
paid considerable attention to tho improvement-
of their stock, Bcrkshires
and short-hor ns already having become
citizens' of this region. Although the
earliest settlements were not made here
till 183G, there is already a goodly pop
ulation; the county notwithstanding its
small dimensions, containing 'about
1000 inhabitants.- Population , is push
ing its war into this territory rapidly,
owing to the agreeable diversity of tho
surface, the purity of the watery, the
salubrity of the climate, the richness
of the soil, and the varied advantages
of location. It has Lake Michigan on
one side, and the Mississippi on the oth
er, connected by a line of scarcely scp
a rated water communication, through
the Wisconsin and Fox rivers, to Luke
Winnebago. This lake' is 'within two
miles of the river-Manitcuwocj which
empties into it. Steamboats frcm Buffa
lo pass its mouth daily during the sea-,
son of business. . 1 -
In addition to all the foregoing ad
vantagc?,there are in the western and
central, portions of the Territory, rich
and extensive beds of lead and copper,
which probably " extend eastward to the
Lake. These arc some cf the induce
ments which point out this Territory,
and especially ihc' eastern1 portion of .
it, as full of promise to the hardy, indus
trious, and intelligent cmyjram. .Tho
force of tho advantages is seen in the
press of settlers, who seem to bo hurry
ing into this El Dorado, to secure their
section . or quarter J section for -lliem-selves
andjheir posterity. .
'I trust your exertions will not bo wani
ting to induce more of iheso settlers to
take fjood .agricultural works of the day,
that they may net fall behind in tho in
telligence ' which is, by these means,
making such inroads upon the imperfect
systems of farming which are still too
much practised' here, "as well' as else
where. I may w rite 'you again from
this enchanting country. ' '
Very respectfully, yours,
v-; . - . - ? Viatos.
! ' ' The Spine of Plants.
". In all vertebrate animals there is a
part at the hack of the neck, between the
spine marrow, and the' brain,' 'where a
serious injury will occasion death.'
Thtfrc ia a corresponding point in plants,'
between, the root and the stem, which is
called the necki or collar; and' at this
point plants may be more readily injured'
than any where else." Most plants, also
may be kHledby covering this point too
deeply iri th' soil.' In all seedling plants;
this neck or vila.1 part is immediately
beneath' the ppint where the 'seed leaves
originate; and if the plant be cut over
there when in a' young state,' "the part
which is lef in the ground will infalli
bly dief.'i In; all plants; however, and
particularly in rrerbaceous plants which
have creeping stems, and also, in Tari
ous kinds of trees and shrubs, the roots
after the plant has attained a "certain age,
become furnished with adventitious buds;
and when the plant o; tree is cut 6ver by
the collar, these dormant buds arc call
ed into : action,' and throw up Shoots
which are called sucliers'. - No-suckers,
leaved-,J The branches of a tree may bo
all cut off close to tho trunk, ' and tho
roots also partially removed ; but if tho
collar -remain uninjured, U19 ' plant in
suitable soil and under favorable circum
stanccs, will throw out new roots, and
in timo will completely recover itself.
On the dl her hand, if the ""collar ' is cut
off, Iho stem or' trunk' is' left without
roots, and the roots wilhont a stem, or
the power, in general; to throw Op xnc.
There are somo plants of the herbace
ous kind (such as the horse-radish, Tor
example,) that do not suffer even if tho
collar should be buried two feet, or even
three feet; but by far the greater num
bcif of the, plants (such as the hepatica,
the cemmon daisy, the common grasses,
are killed by having the collar cov
ered two or three inches; and nothing is
more injurious lb woody plants, wheth
er large or small." It is to 'destroy a
large tree, by heaping up earth around
its trunk; and easy to prevent a small
one from growing, by lifting it and plant-'
ing it six inches or a foot deeper in tho.
soil than it was before. Hence the great
importance of not "planting any plant
deeper in the soil than it was before ta-;
king up; and hence also the reason why
trees planted in deeply trenched ground
and especially fruit trcc3 often disappoint
the planter."' In planting these trees, the,
soil irrimcdiately under and about them
is more corisblidated by treading and
watering lljan the soil in the olher parts
of tho plantation, and hence it soon
sinks below the general level; lomain-
tain whictt'lev'el, the gardener fills Tip
the depression every year, till the col
laf of the trco becomes buried several
inches below the., surface. LoudorCs
Suburban IlorliculLurUl.
Soaking Corn to'Feed Horses
; One of the best farmers in tho yicin
iiy of Baltimore, saves one third of his
corn by soaking it before ho feeds it to
his horses. He places two hogsheads
in storo secure from thc: frost,and fills
thorn with ears cf corn and pours on
water to cover it When .well soaked,
he feeds it to his; horses, and when ono
cask is empty, he fills it again, and feeds
from the other. By the time ono is
empty, the corn in. the other is well
soaked. The cobs aVq so well soaked
that tho , horses' cat the whole, and re
quire only two-thirds as much tem
when prepared in this way; and there
is no doubt that this preparation, and
tho eating of the 'cob with the corn,
renders the food more wholesome..
Farmer's Journal.
Hard limes! and Ave must make tho,
most of what little we hwe as the grc
cer said when he waicred his vinegar.
There is a man in Vermont who''
sneezes .so hard, that cvevy lime ho
commences he pitches a sonvrsU

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