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'': Tb ttaW lhi ftorlomrj red all i : :
;;,;'VoU'! H?ve U.y grave ''; Z'Kj.
r TU rtoteVwiUi IU bkou-UVu ji4 mud, ,0,
iriM ieaes i die 49PtHig tgmpfl bow , .' j, '
- -l)er itlir tU thn mlitom; lust :,:.t.:i, .
xvi' -.'i,oBthT brdw.' J"- !
,!.: vt... i . . . . ... ,-... si ,-.. (...
inH I nnMlnTe to die1! ' 1 ' '! '
By UiMf-uorit in childhood, U,'
And ihirs thy drtirt.'":' ' ' " ' i'l
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. And I niut linger hero, ' " ' . " "
. Y iUio lUe plumago of my intea yeari,
- .i And mourn Ihe hopn to childhood dear
" - With Ulttof toara. ; ' ' ; .
; Ay, I mtitt linger here, " ' ' ' '
X lonely brnmb npon a wlthor'd tree,
Whoso la.t frail lor.f, untimely aero,
' ' - ;1 Wen! down with thee r rt
' i' ..i .ti -rijrswf
t OH, from tl&Ja withered bower, ';i '
K, la itlli communion wilii e'c'at, I tortf
lad muie.on thee, too oily. Sonet .' j,,i,i, 3
... '- "I" In memory :. ' f rf-.V.w icm
An wK(wi ftin (-vmilnlf TmlCi' m m n
' 'more to thfilrMileinrT jai '.nn ,-(
, t g'iaa aioVe thy loot Is lmago'1 j8J,'':,V
.. 1 lliton and thy-gantie tone
. t), Wnfi, while here 1 prou '.- .i
ily..braw upon thy.grave j and, tn Ibosa mild
'. . And tkftiUiw tonos of IsaUdrnaat, ' .. .,
',";' Hl"i Moas thy child I
H ' Tfei, blow your weeping child;
; And o'er Uilno urti rollgton' holiest ilulne, .
O, give hi spirit, andofllnd,. .
,i - I jo bWnd with thine. -
'Z'.V-. -'TwiIiShv. .. .
TheralsanaTenlngtwilifhtof tho heart, ,
VTienlliwihlpaHaion-wavKsnrc Inllodto rest,
! Andtlie eye ioosUfjN fairy scenes dopart,, , ,
A fades thu day-boam in the rosy wt..
' 'Tis with a nnrnttlosa fooliligol ri'jrrot
. We gaze upon thorn a they molt away,
. ;And fondly would we bid thm linger yet,.,
JBul Hope ) round uawllh bar angel lay, n '
' Hallingafar'some happier moonlight ljJ if ' ; (rv
Dear ur bor whispers till, though loi ihw oaf;
" ' ' ly power. ' !-:
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' Jn yonlh tbe cheek was crimsoned with her glow,
,'. Her smile was lovolliist thciS lior fnatiii song J
Was lieaven'aowii iiinaic, and U;e Jif'tool wo t
' Wat all nnh'wd her tunny bowers among. , -;,
rt life's little world of blls w,aj licwly born; - '
Wekiiow not, eared not, It was born lo die,
' ' Flushed with the cool breexo r.nd the dews of morr.;
With danoing heart wo gated fin this pttrj !ty,.
V -Ani rnockod. tin) passing : s-loudj' that ;dhnmi;d.iM
blue,. - ;.,i,-i . i ;...i.: .in-i
' liko our own tor rows than :ls HscUngandesfJw;
And manhood foU.hof away tio rfh; fli" !,.' 'J'"'
Half raalixrd, b curly droa b'uMl.brlir!'?,',
Abd t!ie red llslitutngs threat ji, stilt the rtr
' yasblmyn'ji hor brjath, iindh)r lor jJ formr;
t ' k Tlie rainbow of the hewl, was hoy jrtng tjiore ",
" 'Tit In life' noontide arm ithearcsl toeii, - j-.: .;
ilerwri-ath LV jblrtmCT.floweri het r.)be orsnmm?r
't . in green.. t ,i "... . . ..
:. Bultlioug'h 'lost diiaillng l ier twillglit dwa,,!".;
' There's more of heaven's pur bam abo-.lt h if
i i -. 1,(
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Tliatannd-smilaof triHiuUlvo,U'.eis;'!, , .
1 Which Hie heart worships, glowing on 4orbro;
That points our destined tomlj, lior ojtjncoart.
1 Tilt the faint light of life isifiad afar . .
'.' '.; And hushed the last.decp boati ng Of theheart;'
.', The metoortbearer of our parting brenfl'.)'
A moonbeam lu the mUlnight cloud of douih. ..s
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Olt, TIIBJ SHOT Iti TIME.
A STORY OF MAIIIOXS MEN, '
. tt j. w. irvis.
(TO BE bONTritUKD.)' ' t ,
. At the time of which we speak tljece t4r
ed between the,:wbigs 't6ieVtfi,C!W
fl8ptrlhf ehmiy.' "The; blood of war aa
ished in peace with cool and fitjndflikeafcro'.
"tjr, and the .loyadiiBfWiiWW"ir
tit bldod than tfrcr vIcHwif-Bf their 'angoltia.
ry cruelty adhered to a political treed tbfler
nt from their Wn, bd;tVei' adlmate.Jby !
in;, unuttejablp devotion to, 'their cydqje's
independence. " - - ' "' - !' .
Michael already began to suspect that the
iwd individual before him belonged To that
feckless band of marauding toriea that in
Tested the country, and he well knew that
if his aurmise proved to be correct, his safety
would , depend upon . , his conceuli.ig . from
them thh part he had taken in the struggle
for independence. Such being his appre
hensions, he wa determined to take advan
tage of the first pause of the stum, to wilhr
idraw from the shelter of a roof, wbich after
ied so precautious hospitality, hnd make
lis way at once tos tlie end ofi his journey,
where he might.rest in safety.,;, -T'i t '
Vlf'.Well my friend,!?: b'cgau: tbJbettei-lobk-ing.of.tbe
two indjyiduala, tlirusting hia pn
per into a drawer, and - taking his seat in
front of the fire-place 'fl see you. av nol
tacaped without a wejt jacket Xoti me yi"
ocial lasi, Jptnd" iUnot be, the woree lor
your health Here,5 Stoker, set out our de
. canters and glasses upon the sidebcaril.f ,
Stoker bilPtled abtSuTto perform the bid-
dingof hia siiperiorlooklh for1 kH thf wlrld
jieti , AH three, :.-erfl sSwtasdiiHr .by.itb
.side-board whh.tbeiPtrlissl'fitledff ,;n9t
,with meaainff a jnalic'ioua smiU avhfr ri-
1 ed Kit aHsr-'Hiff radoal'imajiAlyflfirig
fdorge theircr." Stttfcesa to Kif U-ffrifer
Her promised bower of liappliions swomod iiigl, h
iKdaKorJoy, iu ,vig?if.'f'tt'v.r:i T,r:.
And Uiovgnat tiint irighlloWBr'th'j.t!iimlcr-sloin,
fA StteViA'1i1-1rWndec'apHiir,IKbPtHe partr who were
tiki-,'?1". ." ZZTl '1'n" lii'iiittVllAbr1,Md.,i'""' ' '
V&ertler'it fa pt
eyes Hashed with prides ueorge
irfgtdri.the ContlBetitial Ctfngreei, end Amer
jTftBt id toast to'wbjcli tt$epb$
iiiittle Billy Stoker, almost petrified with
astonishment" at ihe audacity of- our bero
Uofiedrom' hls'cOifipa'nion to Michael, and
ffpm ltpebjt tp is . companion. .as though
looking,; tou aee'tho luttef! annihilate him Sot
hia.temerity, That individual, however, ao
fai" from fulfilling the anticipationt of 'his
subordinate, bit bis' .Hp with mortification,
and with- an irresolute air .passed hia hand
over hia beard yet at the same time cabling a
side-long glance towards the corner of the
apartment beyond Michael, 'where a couple
of rifles- were leaning against the wall. The
watchful eye of hero" at once detected the
significancy of his glance
"Put my friend," said his host, averting
hits Jiaed; and steady 'gaze, "do 1 understand
thaf ti aM'uipt a frieftd to King George?"
Si'icha'erseaVt'bWan to beat thick and fast:
Tjiednaine o tijat.traisguidQd 'king had be-J
clune diCrtia.' to. every ioverof bi. country
Birtnf''her f;, ah impulsive and ekoited
te88fmTBn1w4"lriof ne t!j!lifis'srtnbie'his
Oi;f!J MIT ! .,- IV. nv '
Byrjjenia,,esr)t.'ciuiiy iiej .acii jiiasiiuua
tinrt invojvird a recautu.ta.-uH of lapse political
principles in tlie ina iiitefiuncir'-or which he
would li'ave ' suflVred ' inut-tyrdorn". !i 'Boouer
would " lid IVave ' t .ru ' 1a is - tongue from his
mouth than havo, given utterance to so
degrading and hypocritical, an avqwul as
that of jllrgianee and -fespi-ct for a king
UL'ainst whose powers' he hud swore to do
battle w hile the breath of lilc was left him.
. "A friend to King George!" he excluiuied
with honest indignation. ''Nay, God for
bid that I should be the tool of so odious
und despicable a tyrant. L-iok around you,
and iiegieeted fields, ruined homes, and
vast host of bleedin;; martyrs proclaim his
tyranny. :'Nt", I uin u foe to him and hw g"V
erniiifint;'iiid"God grunt that his cotilemp
tib I'tf u4 Ijiiooiiy U'.i'-J utay iiiUv-t . u iih tin
liittf. they. o fit lily merit!".-.
iviijy'gbiid sir," answered hia host, "you
sodtr 'vohrsl'l? to encuk too freei,. Such
lauUitgo.uiiitt not prove agreeable to eve
t;y,;ompniiy -into which. chance might throw
f ou.", !:.
"And what 8iirnifies that!", -nuswured
Michael, Bluntly; "thitik you I utn knave or
fjoftroon enoiigli to l'ull in with. the humor oj
the 'lour, jBud-.npajiiirp iny Jaiiguuge to 'suit
the 'canfiof craven, i On iy ;soul, I shah
ever SpPak tiSTlliinli, eveir il'I stood before
i)le$inG;cor'e, bimsbit, .'
''tJyit. feh-l t!ui fui!ur, .'!
ouhit'btiiiiuo ,'' ..sk ed l lie ' ot!i,er , ro thi en iug
ifth 'irritation "no visions ut Iwltoi-H iin
Ifrreftve t'o'Vutjh tf you us the sword rhav
j ,j:R,i;bf'lioii, sfr!, 3a, you, talk, to me ol .re-
biMIivii!" responded Michael, while' an an-
gryflurih began to burir upon his : dn-tk;
"arid 'who are yuu who prcsurae to brand our
holy reaistence to tyranny with the nauie re-
beilicin!" j r si J , ,
The'rye of tbqtory-r.'fiicli lie indeed
iMSf Vc,ore' 1'rm ;ai.''"
glaocejjaj lMiehiiel, and.iior u nionumt, he
-looked around at his comp.'nion, Ixesitating
and doubtful'-iis' to the nianiier in which he
slimId reply' to the prcmptory'and inenacing
language of Miohael.-r . (; , , j:!..,
"'""I might well object to the tone and man
iiot in which "'you demand my name,' an
swered the other, shifting, as casually hi?
position, souB.tu place himself '.between Mi
cha;I and that corner ol the apartment where
the fire-arms Btood, "but since 'you appear
urgent for a more intimate acquaintance,
know, that my name is Robert Harrison.
Nayiiyau need not introduce, yourself," he
$Ut?t!titfed, observing-' our heio to start at
the febhtjoh of his name, and wishing if
pos'iibjo'jto ftitjmjapjte Jiim byfpllowing up
He flurprise, vith,.auotiprT-';.yu aieed not
trtroxlucT- yourself; you'erei ftlready known
1 tip;asvMrblia;r Allsaot'.'the rebel-' follower
Sa;iorn...fla.Hi..:., '!.'.:. tu-i-'KV;' t,f.-i'i
qi ii rovi. catnip, nuv ,uy a lutnv wuuu,.v
thrown into ,uie Jianus.or inase. wno win
deal with you as a Uaater!"
Little ;BilV Stoker was esfercprne with; joy
irt'tiie'surprfse which the toryjeader HaV
rison, had prepared for Michael,' and seem-
ing to. anucipuie tnut ne . wouiu ian upon
his knees to plead for his. life, in the extrem
ity of bodily terror, ho clapped his hands
gleefully and shouted aloud with laughter.
Michast was indeed, in sailor phrase, taken
aback, and astounded ut finding himself thus
unexpected in the power of a merciless and
malignant '-'foe, whose savage ' deeds, ' had
made jiiisj, 'na'mjp a by-woVd of cruelty among
both friends and , foes,, but as swilt as light
ning, and before his. . intention could huvti
been aupeeted.'h'e seized upon a chair which
fortujiately stood vithiu hia reach; and deal
ing his blowar to the right and lefi laid the
panictiekeii toriea stunned; iand prostrate
at hl feet;: Therf rushing ' from the house,
W. mounted his horse; was firmly seated in
htg'ia'ddlfl and far beyojid pursuit before his
diworofitea; foes had recovered iroin pisBiun-
iiing blows Bumciantiy to follow in pursuit.
''UpJBilt.' and to your horse-' gasped Har
rison, iu av'oce hoarse With rage 60 soon as
he had regained hi&fct. . "As I live the
reheUahaU. bann fur, thw.thoujrU J follow
hiofRtee'tmJi if Xhvrtblu-u';i v -mo
'As Ifreat' h was life rarfp-ei f the -tory
iTeader, kmf' a's sharp .a's'waa th ppnV of
ger, it was nevertheless deep- twilight wheh
ith,, 1 confederate, in juJilt1 h sjtt. ia.twt
-puTSujt f,gtl lour .iiefo. ' HAbad '..deterfnmd
tfpofi'uojlectiflgi tid Ifimirl'. the ; pursuit
rm th i . . . . . i nn Diooa amuuiuru auuusi w luuimij. i wnivu on jpwmma' rimuvki niu iiiTyim r wub hit' wu- aveuwuvvroiiuaai ocri aouse. ina uorft wait wh uhh t,uv
A deep gash had been Inflicted upon the
cheet of thetory by the' aoddert blow of
our , beroj '..IJiq , plqo,d bad, flowed' profusely
from tlie wound and the bandages which
his face, waa enveloped wer. atained -witb
blood, imrretuoua and bitterly" vindictive,
the,8njrrypo8sions of Harrison raged hi hia
breast Uke. the . flames ,. ol a volcano. Jif
had aowed revenge, and he waa not a man
to be appeased until ha bad compassed it. '
With hia renegade follower he put foot
in stirrup, consumed with a thirst for venge
ance, and .soon the old crazy building, the
scene of their late discomfiture, was left bo
hind them cheerless and untenanted.
CHAPTER II. '
' "Oh tli.it we, ' " ! ' - '
In those blent woods where first yon wen my soul,
Had passed oiir tenths dayt far from the toil .
And din of war! Such It Uie wish ef love,
Of lovo that wltb delighted weakness ' ;
Kuowt no bUas and no ambition but Itself."
The evening repast was over, when Dora
Singleton immediately retired to her apart
ment but not to sleep. Her pathway had
ceased to wind among roses, and care -au
anxiety were heavy at her heart,
i ''The old family mansion, where she still
dwelt wifh her step-father a man of moody
and sullen tempei, whose .treatment was
not always tempered by that kindness and
consideration which should have been the
lot of one so tender, and young was one
of those picturesque building of that style'
so pleasing to our ancestors some few gen
erations ago, but which have altogether dis
appearedin this utilitarian age. It was a
quiet and dignified looking old mausion,
somewhat quaint indeed in its appearance
and style, yet sufficiently capacious to have
sheltered under Its pyramidal roof some two
flf.. ' .-i. ' ..t:c- .1
or mree generations oi moae promn; uy
Antiquated cupboards, with shelves well
hidden by neatly pannelled doors that reach
ed even up to the ceiling, filled up here and
there ihe corner of an apartment, while
doors innumerable opened into mysterious
closets on every Bide. , .
Dora had retired into her bod chamber in
the second Btory of the building, the walls
of which were decorated with portraits of
her futher and mother, that seemed to look
down fondly upon the beautiful and un
friended orphan. A small tsilver lamp ot
exquisite workmanship shed its clear light
over her beautiful features, palo indeed, yet
wondrously lair, so that she scarcely seem
ed a being of 'earth. Her glance had in it
th rt .strangely fascinating power that be-
ougs only u beauty of u rare and high or:
d'er s ol' peni-utioti, It : was; only such as
could belong to a--broad,- and generous, utid
tisitiye nathre, that seemed without an ef-
ort to rt;ai?Ii liie Heart ol an o.tuers, wnne it
betrayed not even i a tnoincnt the secrets
of its own. All the magic grace ol nature
itvd with her and seemed to dwell in the
ur she . ureutm u. . ,, .
Her hair of u very dark shade, yet not
wholly black, was tastefully bound up iu
flirt'-lipi'nmin'f Greciati' knot, and where it
..... . --a
gathered from her neck it formed
lovely contrast with the daizling white skin
neuth. ' Her arms, left bare to the elbow,
of but slightly concealed from view by un
dersleeves of a most delicate texture, were
ull and most temptingly rounded, atid her
small hand, On the fingers of which glitter
ed ' a single ring bearing a gem of the first
water, was of aristocratic loveliness.
Dora had not lingered long over the trifle
nn which she was sewinp-, when she cast it
aside with a'sigh, blew out her lamp, glid
ed across the npartmcnt, and throwing open
the casement, stood upon the balcony on
the-front of the mansion. There, leaning
upon the slender railing which encompass
edit, with her cheek upon her palm, she
looked abroad unon the dim- lundinz which
spread out before her... ' ; .:
AH was now peaceful and serene, the
howling 'storm, which had hovered above
but a fe,w, hours before with wings .of .ap
palling blackness, had passed away with all
his host of sulphurous clouds, : and the
bright stars were shining calmly in the sKy
while tho bright moon; .rapidly ascending
the eastern horizon, poured down a. mellow
flood of light upon forest and field, making
the rain, drops upon each blade and leaf to
glisten like burnished silver. "
.The prospect before the maiden was beau
tiful indeed, , The house, which waa situa
ted upon a gently sloping hill, commanded
a fine view Of the surrounding1 country hud
on every side, but, one, lay extended folds
with nothing to impede the view.,,. To the
left of the avenue, which led off directly
from the noble mansion;- was an uncultiva
ted forest, which extended to the east and
the north aa far as the : eye v could .reach,
where the , pine and, the oak mingled their
folioo-e-together, and where many a gentle
stream pflrdled on over snowy 'sands under
the impenetrable-, shade.' 'The landscape
that spread out before the maiden waa qui
et an J lovely. rA flood of yellow tight rest
ed Upon the broad scene, and was reflected
back, from held ana loresi in so it. iigiua auu
hadowB. ) i
It -was one of those- calm, and glorious
flights' to'f-oriental brightrjess; when every
i t ..it- -- J ,.,UL n
SOUUU IS 491IU, U1JU J VUllP ijuoiivu fv-
postf--whefl, ( tbe,j beauty of Eden, seems ,,to
revisit the!tarthand 1 ban iah for a season
ir; corroding''' causes and consumrng-' aor
(... Dora had a hear to feef ill, v(he Veaety of
the hour.:itiThe poetry.pf.love waawitte per,
and Ut tbotjghw ware away .with tn yoeng
aeldler ediie'countrwh had 'been ebn:
and lie tbooghti ware away ith tbe yoong
Though meeting but rarely, and laterly only Lhimself.
... . .:....ll..l ! nM.- f:.t:.!.
by -stealiJi, yet hi image waa coutiiially
present t her y Wd. :-s--(. : 'c jJ.' w.
. Of iate there, had been many cause's At
work to diminish .the peace aud happiness
of the maiden. tThe iountry waa, overrun
by prowling' bands Of torics,- and' nowhere
throughout the whole State was there a band
of patriots ' auMcieiitly formidable to stand
against the, invader, or to appear openly in
arms. -. The' body under Marion, which still
refused' to disband, could scarcely be called
an exception to this rulejTbr pent up In the
fastness of 'the swamp,, it lay bidden ' from
the enemy, while Its locality was a mystery
even to the most undoubted patriots. of his
own party.' ' ' ''' ' '
As the maiden leaned over the balustrade,
the full , light of tho.. moon shining down
softly upon her beautiful figure, that seemed
still more voluptuous as she stood exposed
to the Influence of that bewitching light that
softens even the downy cheek of beauty, and
gives perfection to its loveliness, one might
almost observe the tear-drops flashing across
her bright cyes while she mused alone on
her younp. hopes, thb fruition of which
seemed yet so distant. """Around her, through
out the'whole' "hna, the fobt 'of the Invader
trod triumphantly' upon the soil, and even
the most hopeful of the : patriots began to
tremble at the prospect of. subjugation.
Well did she. know the. fate that awaited her
lover should the invader finally triumph over
a prostrate country, ' Her hopes would then
be but a delusive dream, and her heart, wid
owed in its affection, break with its burden,
or beat on througha sad existence, madden
ed by its bereavement.
Besides these anticipations of evils, as yet
distant and only conjectural, these were
more immediate causes of anxiety and an
noyance . which harrassed her peace, and
were fruitful of much uneasiness and distress,
from which the determined to free herself,
even though it should be necessary to resort
to the most energetic measures. . Her home
had of late been frequently visited by the
leaders of the royalists mostly, if not al
together, men of abandoned characters and
dissolute habits- who could now with im
punity venture abroad, and boldly, too in a
country where there was no power to keep
them in wholesome awe, uud more than one
uf these military free-booters had cast glan
ces of admiration and covetous expectations
upon ihe rich heiress of Sumter.
Foremost among these, und especially de
tested by Dora, was thetory leader Hani
son, who regarded her as a prize; well Won
by his unscrupulous devotion to the cuuse of
the mother country. Patiently hauj he borne
er indignant contempt, her withering scorn
and -her. freely manifested detestation of his
character, in the presumptuous hope that the
final hour of trjumph would wring from her
however reluctantly, a consent to wed nun.
He had become a frequent guest at her fath
er's house, w ho courted the society of the
bloody und wicked man whom his more cour- j
ageous daughter abhorred. ' '
The gentle Dora was leaning over the !
balustrade and musing upon the mournful
circumstunces that darkened the sunshine of
her happiness, and ;bitter were her medita
tions as she called to mind her nnfriended
and desolate situation since she stood isola
ted from line world,; and with scarcely one
friend to whom' she could unburden herself
with 'a hope of sympathy. As she stood
looking out upon the scene befor her, sud
denly the neighing of a horse reached her
ears from the road which, passed along at
right angles to the avenue, about a half a
mile distant. Again the sharp shrill neigh
rose upon the air like the clear blast of a
clarion, and Dora imagined that she could
almost hear the tramp of her lover's steed
along the firm and well trodden highway.
She gazed intfntly down ( the long avenue,
taxing her eyes to the utmost, to distinguish
the horse or rider through ' the gloom .as he
passed the point where'the avenue intersect
ed the highway. " '
, I'll is the day he should have come," mur
mured thoi maiden, jis with her hand she
shaded her eyes from the strong glare of the
moon, and'gazed intently down the avenue.
X moment more 'and she beheld the moon
light glisten upon tho sleek coat of a pow
erful animal, as he turned off from the high
way, and entered the avenue leading to the
"God be praised, it is indeed he," she ex
claimed, as she recognized the well known
steed of her ioyer. . "Michael comes," and
retiring to her chamber, she re-lighted her
lamp, and waved it, thrice joyfully at her
window, to tell her lover that she had watch
ed for and discovered his coming.1 Then
casting herself upon her knees and burying
her face in her hands, wept tears of thank
fulness' and joy for the safe return of one
who was dearer to her heart than life it-
seifr?'.::' ,-:,:;::,:L ".-
Some ten or fifteen minutes had elapsed
and thia beautiful woman still knelt with her
face buried in her hands; when suddenly a
rustling was heard among the leaves of the
oak that ' griw near, her window to the right
of the portico, and a slight' jarring Jimong
its ' boughs, and a grating against, its trunk
such' as would be caused by oho climbing
itrom below." She rose to her feet, hnd 'a
glance .through the open window served to
reveal to her .the figure f s handsome, man,
who had ascended .the trei testha height of
Her ; "window; wi: tfainoW making"' hi) way
alori'g V bough, 'that projected ty within a Tew
lucnpa un? .144,0- cqrur t piqara oiui
balcony,'. '''.fi'iii''Ji ,o -W.nTij:) u ..h
P 'Ti m'. t ip. , i 'j
The, limb uponvhi'ch he. w slowly Jpal-
king bis way to tho balcony was nearly thir
tyt feet from, the. gravelly court be'ueatl) and
seemed quite toil frail to support even ths
weight of a slander stripling, 'mtiCh lessof
one of the robust of Michtel; but while she
stood petrified by astonishment aniif . terror,
her lover was gradually Bearing the column,
then casting his arm around it, and finally
l .. I u : I. 1 .1 i .k. - i t ii 1 i'l, .
i cleaning ii 19 huiuui mo uougn, leepetf ngiii-
ly to the baTiu'stradeVaud at' length stood safe
aod secure upon the, balcony.. With a cry'
of joy ahe flew - through the .open door, and
falling into his arms," 'relieved'- her over
wrought feelings by a flood of tears".'1, "' ' ''
"I have come," were the first words of Iter.
lover, as he pressed her to hia boom, ,"bul
as seldom as We meet dear Dora, I find the
country so unsafe for me, that we must meet
to part almost in one breath." ' '
"Not so soon, I trust, Michael," answered
Dora hastily; "I have so much to say to you,
and I am so unnappy here, that I would fol.
low you to the camp, and be even "your
servant there, rather than we should, part
"I hope doar Dora," answered, Michel as
he fed her- from the balcony Jnfc her chani'-
ber,r "that Isaac Wharton fioi rtot forgoVt'eti'
uie Kiuuness due yuu! ' .. . ,. ,,. ,,.,,,
i "Not that, Michajl, not that," shorespoivd.
ed quickly, as she marked the flush of anger
and surprise that" flashed dvar the earnest
features of her loyer, "but our neighborhood
is no longer what i.tonce was; but five miles
distant from this very spot, the toriea are to
hove a grand meeting; on the day after to
morrow." . "'
'Ha! say you so!" replied Miebajl eager
ly while a gleam of joy flashed fiom his
eyes.' " Where meet they, and how heard
you news so important and " welcome as
this?"' , '":.,!''.'?'.,-..
"Welcome? indeed, to me it is far other
wise!" responded the fair woman, while her
cheek grew a shade paler. "I myself heard
their leaders under this, very roof when they
boasttr.gly told of the preparations they had
made for the rendezvous of their rugged fol
lowers at the field on Tarcote. A grand sup
per is to be prepared for their traitorous
guests. New. weapons ore to be distributed
to their followers with an unsparing hand,
and provisions, clothing and money bestow
ed upon all who will join them. The whole
country is astir, and the notorious Tynes who
is to take cosnmund is already in. the neigh
borhood with a number of active and auda
cious followers.''""""' VV'.-7
'On my "soul, Dora," excjalmelicli'lt
with an animated gesture, this will be pubic
news for my commander.- -"Bat has ths ras
e Hy torics iio fear thai Marlon would hear
of their . gathering," aatl'r'be .an " uiiisitid'n
guest!",, , . ;.. "x,.i'
"Iiit' .'d they do not," replied shsv. "Nor
do they dream of danger now. Marion is
believed to be fur" distant, and too feeble
even if aware of their purpose,, to venture
abroad to oppose them." ! ( .'! .: . -;
"On my soul they' are fools as well as
cravens.!" muttered Michsel, disdainfully.-
"No longer since 4han inorning l ieft my
braye general with two hundred as gallant
soldiers as ever fought tinder", the banrter bf
freedom." Conyers pauting for thd fight, 'is
in the, camp with 'a full troop, and , we are
ready at a word to rush down upon, the ene
my like a thunder-bolt. But I am astonish
ed beyond measure that our scouts ever wont
to be prompt and vigilant, failed . to gather
and transmit to. Marion intelligence of this
"Perhaps they may have been among
those good and reliable whigs who were cap
tured and sent off under guard to Camden,"
answered Dora. - "Before a word was whis
pered abroad of the intended gathering ev
ery "man even suspected ' of being friendly
to his country was at once sent ,off. io'f:ift
OH,'' .,;;! ; '.,,;;. bvi t.. '.rj-M
"It all have indeed fallen into the power
of the tones, ' there is atf'epSurette'd traitor
in our camp," answered Micria!y sternly . i
"Marion has scouts abroad that you would
scarcely . dream- of and such as tha lories
could never suspect, unless they are betray'
ed. ' None but officers' are permitted to know
the names of his scouts and they are only
trusted with the secret when the good of the
publfe service requires it. 1 I must know
what fate has befallen his scouts, and to do
so, I must trust you With their hamesj'.whioh
otherwise torture could pot wting from my
lips.-, I trust you, hut let the silence of. the
grave forever after rest on: their tiaines; rl"n:
' "Spe.ak on Micba!,'' aiiswer'ed Ihe lSaid-,
en, "I would die sooner than betray hem."
, Michasl drew yet nigher to her,rand sink
ing bis voice to a rhisper, as thoub-h he'fear'
ed the walls had ears, spoke slowly and' soi-
emmy - . n.-r
. "Richbourg, Jamison, Amea canyou tell
me ought of them? they are scouts, loyal
aBd trusted. ' God grant they may be safe!"
"No wonder that you failed to bear from
them,", replied Dora; ''Jamison and 'Ames
have been aent in irons ' to Camden; but
Richbourg; preferred a betW fate, he died' at
hfs own door, battling like 'a lion withthose
who were sent ), arrest hita.:, ..,j j.1v .
ol ".May he Teat1 in peace," ,.ji!sponded Mir
6brpl soiemhiy,'uhe' wisttJbfavV'stMiei" and
n! hooes't Wo' .''pl
je , lefV brave aqdoyaXobi man aiu ae
steei to-thb causa- oft -h'l adtedoiHrtry-.(M-
What bad tidings hatVjbirto-It oie eold
lower grtMrelyMapldtiArby Kerr,- lor rea
sons that do honor to his heart has been, con
tent to endure the ill-will and contempt of
those whose- devotiorkto their country doe
not equal his pw;.". Too proud,: indeed too
much of. a christian to practico. imposition or
deceit even for the promotion of a righteous
.cause he would boner tear hie, tongu.from-;
LhU throat lliau sufier.it to be tie- bin CPJvic-
tipn... Tbua hiahouesty iept him aloiof from
the toriea tkough jrepoted aa auchliimaelf.,
ABd he will iHit consort. Uli our own party,
lest he ,muy. draw -tlie suspicion f Ue roy.f
alist party upo himself, and thus .-diminish
bis opportunity of rendering ; ssaistancs 'to
Murion. , The leading' whigs of the district
have a hundred times denounced him to Ma
rion aa one well worthy of the halter but
our. general : has only smiled in the quiet
way peculiar to him, and talked of modera
tion and lenity to our enemies'. . Oh!, believe
me one of the noblest hearts that ever heat
one the most Htern and unyielding in ru in
tegrity,, throbs under live coarse jerking at
that devoted, patriot. .. Tell mo Dors,- has
ho too fitllena into the;. power .of the tory
party l".l:j;a -i . f.;t".. 't-iiaid ..ir.; .",l
-jOMicha!, no!!', answered !she,' VAc-J
chy Kerr! Js-ao cordially , detested by lhe.i
wliigs, that he, w juld be the last; muu the
ttories would suspect. Three weeks -since
he was ta kerf down by atever and tiow lies
dangerotisly. sick, and so unpopular w his
name, that 1 believe hay now J air he is
left to die almost companioning. - .;.
"God forbid!" ejaculated Michasl fervent'
ly , "he is too firm a friend, of his country to
merit such a fate. Were it not what you
have told renders it necessary that I should
return to the camp without the loss of an
hour, I would even hasten to his bedside this
night. I conjure you by all that is sacred,
suffer not that noble servant of his country
to leei mat tie is negiecieu; visit uira your
self; tell him that like himself you live but
for your country. He is the friend, the con
fidant and the scout of Marion and never
does our General change his camp, without
directly informing Kerr by a trusty messen
ger of his change of quarters. He would
part with his last morsel of bread to feed a
suffering soldier, and as his means are scan
ty , the old hero may even now feel the pinch
ings of actual want. You should go pro
vided with such things as a sick man may
actually need, and whisper this in his ear,
that in forty-eight hours Marion-himself will
stand by his rside.' Ahf Dora, devotion like
his should not go , unrewarded,'1 , ,' ,,;;;
"Indeed it shall not," answered she with
much emotion."! -'For the love he has bofne
his cjh-0a) wllfwatchj over hirrj as
a "daughter, and 'see' that alt his wants .are
i-.-j ,, -' " ' . '
"Arid now,' Dora, Said Michsl rising from
his Beat, "tve must' 'ibart once tnore, aad
sooner than I had 'anticipated. I must re
trace my. 6tepaT with all convenient speed,
and inform Marion of the varied news I have
heard from your lips. ; In two-days at most
we shall meet again, that is so" soon as we
have routed, this band of ruffians, of whose
rendezvous you have told me'.. .Marion will
be oa his route before" to-morrow's sun has
set, and I trust such a lesson may be taught
to tno tones on uiacir. river mat tney win
never 'again ''appoint 'ano'tlier' "rendezvous
here'." ;, !"y ';"'-i"':-:
"May 'heayeri: grant if," ejaculated the
maiden. "But, MicljaUI gnow you must
indeed be wearied ;with your ;loBg: travel.
Occupy this chamber until morning and,"
she added with a blush "as for myself I
will retire below.. . Indeed I will see to it
you are not discovered, and have you awa
kened and put on the road before the . family
are astir. ' Rest beneath our roof at least
until morning." . -...-;',
. I must answer, you dear Dora, as a cer
tain noble but unfortunate soldier answer
ed his king, whcrrTnftetnrned home from an
hnfin felled "cainpaign' while his'countrymen
Were st ill abroad engaged fii tlie";toifs!rj'f!w'Ar
' The ak ahd lsre! arid Judah'1 abide W
tents and the servan ts Of 'my'' jtoTd'are eh-
rae-.j I jpus.t, eveM deny. mysel, weary as I
am, ; tb'e,,, luxury of sleepTjie,. cheek; and
neck of the yoting- maiden who well re
membered the story to "which innocent allu
sion was made were crimsoned with "blushes
which she sought vainly to conceak ' , '
cNo,1 Dora,"'-- continued hfer lover in the
same grave tone-Mn6" bed'of down for me,
I musij nasien pacK io lnioriri ; jiianon pi ,uui
gltwioaejiiewe Were 'hs not a man of more"
tltaa' ordinary activity; it would even now be
too lateVfo' "co'nfey 'i fhe''xtidiiig8 :iri ! ndif
son'.; ' Remein'by ''"Whe'O'gbne' . I pray
vou? iiohesCand. loyal old '&err ' He is an
unshaken i friend of., bis iCountry, and no
doubt needs kindness and care at this -time
And; nbiy iirrie co'nBtramB.:me to leaf e you."4'
j'Notiiiithesame , manner' iii -which you
came, however, Michsl. . Allow me to step
below; and if I find all quiet I will return
and conduct you out by the lower door."
j V Dor hastily descended IJie, staircaHej'and
after, a short absence . returned to the ; door
and beckoned to Michml; 4o follow.- JUl
phBrjiad already 3roiyn, off jhis boots', nd
stuud ready,' to .follow his fair guide wb.1? i.n
mediatelyvied the waw down he staircase
tfie'-fower ipaftmerft and ' dpeneff tfte' doot
rm . wtfttiiiii.ii mcDi iivaiin - . . ,.
,Tb!ipai4e;;ilfiUy tose44te.oor and,
ed !"n far'ea'r'a thVWtf!fe'a ' t Do'
. -i .--, -v.'. t. r-'' i."i'.'
cony awaking a parting gtaneo, wavsd hloa
a last adieu in Answer to his swa, sad .Taw .
tired ones more to her chamber.
Itcvclations or ike TelncipV
! Th5 following' is from the scieBtiffrl work"
Sm to ap'peaf. called the Vnivern ko Demif1
thi Earth Ha Monopo'y:,'- ' ;"2 'ia'
ISdcH i the aspect of a cleat nocturnals?? 1
to the tins idtd vision. " imposing"' aa'ft ia?
aud suggestive of serious contemplation andi"1
reflections as it is, the' speeticla may b ex
panded indefinitely Application" of'taai4
magic instrument, the telescope,, displays V'
more magn ificent scene, one bewildenhg' In.
its wide ' extent and blighter ayiv 'SpajrkV
letj i of night are nqw becoms dense aad cum-' ;
ero.ia cluster; cloudy Speck are ptfeiou v
field i of glory thickly sprinkled 'with prk;
ling orb 6r are a continued'aheet jbf Jarpbeoi!
ifame,' widly twisted into spiral masses, iu,
gle stars are separated into double andmuK'
tiple components,- beautified by a variety 'of
color and a depth of tint - Some are seen r
volving in duplicat and other, and still fai
ther carried to such a degree of complexity
as almost to baffler the searching analyiiS or
mstliematical investigation. -- : r:. u,
Nebulie ' assume new shape, and become' -more
luminous. Instead of the eight thous
ands stars observed by the naked eye in alt
directions, we now reckon our galaxy alone -to
contain at least eighteen million, visible
through optical aid. Instead of one solitary'
Milky Wty we number some four thousand
nebul,unseen except by tbe telescopic eye,'
and many of them estimated equal to ou
own in magnitude. There is also eTan'ety
in these luminous tracts, some even. seeming
to be diffused suns filling a large orbital area
We likewise observe variable stars, in cress-"
ing and diminishing their luster, and differ--
ing in periods of circulation. Indeed,1 the'
depths of the hesvens surpass the surface' in'
every particular of wonder. ' I
Even the modest members of our own sys-' ,
tem become augmented in importance. Sub-'-
limity shines through the telescope. Mer
cury and Venus are found to pass through all
the lunar phases to our assisted vision, as we
do to the outer planets the crescent, the' .
half moon, the gibbous phase, and the full,
occur to them in regular succession.; ' Msra '
present his gibbous disk". Jupiter ' discloses
his little auarernion of aatellite rftvnWin
around a spheroidal from encircled by ?e-
markable belts. Saturn's dull, leaden ap-''
pearance is changed into a globe of burnish
ed silver, tarniahact nnlv - h itm emi.t.vi-r
, j -
Dens, ana surrounaea oy seven shining ring; .
ii .. i . , ' r - . . -
, ... .... . .
a wen aa inauainous company ot revolving
moons. Uranus Neptune, and ever thirt-f
asteroids one for each State in the Amen
can Union have been dragged from their
obscure hiding-places, and recoguized a naV
tive . members of our solar circle. Comets
are followed far beyond our former termin
us of visibility, as they fly off to their aphel-'
ion extremes, and are caught up, on their re
turn, long before the natural eye discerns a
lucid film upon tbe firmament Our radiant '
satellite is changed from a sharp and slender,
crescent into an object with notched edge
rugged inequality, and a margin glittering),
with beads of light; while a silvery plate, of
l-irnilar fnrm. anllift with ilim inirf,. nnut' in. '
pears a perfect globe, indented with vast car-'
eras, and variegated by lofty mountains and
bleeting precipices. The dazzling sun him
self is found marked with , spots of Various
shapes, shades, and sizes, sometimes dimrag
his very effulgence. Even the motions of
celestial bodies become -distinctly percept!-'
ble, diagonal 'in their direction, thus portray '
ing the irrelative and proper progreas.and re
vealing the real motion Of our own globs. i
Rest is reduced to a mere chimera of imagin
ation. The motion of change is universal!
unexccptable. i " " ' ; 1
California and its Put trms. As much
is predicted for CaliWrtiia as a graip vege
table,' antf grape country si ' for' its "minjng
wealth. With regard to its fhness" Tor the
cultivation of the grape, it is said to. rival the
hills of ' France and Italy, and it is thought
that the time will come when the .foot hills
f the Sierra Nevada will be one immense.
vineyard,. Watered by streams led from- lhe -
mountain rivers, vpuu nic uiucr uuiuuw
.FK& pinntr, thA iinnlii r.an hn marlifv r.tit
tivafed. ' There exists, within" distance ofl
s'eventy miles, nearly every variety often?
perature,' from almost torrid beat to the Cpld"
of the regions of' perpetual snow; and,'c6n
seQuently, fruits may be had of all these
different varieties of climate growing with
in , that distance. Already are, the beauti
ful valleys that lie embosomed in the mount,
tains fast settling up with an industrious, and
, . . , ' . aJ K a,HnMA Im
ipteillgeov, pojiuianou, ,m .u,uiii;n;
surprised. to find fine farms and well evjtty
vsted gardens where, standing on some
mountain peak, he Jwiseen only one-vast
successkni-ef rityWBMart eWngtnt .
above tbe other) with; naught appearing! to
the eye between except the epsningte iaif
haamav marking the course f some ttouis
tafri atri5arn.4i?ofion Post, di V '
. t m 0i. ai .1 1 i ii ui w fk'A
' OCT Better that we should err la ast'os
than wholly, refuse to porforbi.r Tbs?;ra
is mucS bkter than tLe cati.f,) i: d! 'res
the re'spnee pf s living priori,-Ij. rsa
tion is .something' worse .than ds'-h. Jit Is
cbjrupjfoi else, .s 3.
S S' '-.aJaa Ii" ft") tyff TWpfll V! f