Newspaper Page Text
1 JLMJJ . VV JDjJDjJGtJlJ 1 FUJI VII. AxljDj k3.U-jJ N I I Nil) , ' '
A. HART 4c B.E. CIXAIG, Proprietors.
Office la PbcenJx Block, Third torj?
..... . . .i .., . ... k-. t ,. "" . aj rnrcrftsi .. , . .. , ; .... ..... ;
y?W SERIES. -YQL.
Written for tb BtIbol.
W A...V..77V SSWV,,.
. " , Ths lido- receeduth."
Thsy hv whispered In jou, Mother,
Though thcM check i are roi red.
Voar child saust lea re 70a soon. Mother,
( ' slumber wlU( 1)m deal-!;...
I know the word 'art true, Moihcr,
- Or else yoa would not cry,
tad Httle My must die, Motbor,
' i;.bur!Ule May mast die.
Tl bard to leave this world, Mother,
" ' ' And all It Joy resign
, 'Tie hard to lea re deaf friends, Mother,
' And Uils old borne of mine,
1 lore the Bowers eo bright, Mother, '
And from them loatbe-togo,
When they are just la blow, Mothor,
tVhen they are Just In blow,
' ... -jf.lji.f-. :- ,
Tls lf to -care thia world, Mother,
- Aud those ! ?V0 so welij
To bid each one farewell, Mother-,
To bid each one, farewell.
'Tis hard to leave my mutes, Mother,
,,. . I love them one and all ,
But God has sent fur me, Mother,
' And I'll obey bis call. ,
I'm going up on high, Mother,
' To seek the shepherds fold,
Where little lambs go In, Mother, .
I JCbrough gates of pearl and gold.
I'm going far from home, Mother,
,. From you and baby " Sis,"
Bassoon you'll meet me there, Mother,
In JEden's realm of bliss.
f'r; xv: r v
;.: !t?"..c hat.
WBITTXN FOR .
Serve thy soul with doctrines noble :
Noble In tho walks of time !
Time that leads to an eternal :
An oterual life sublime.
Life sublime In moral beauty :
Beauty that shall ever be :
Ever be to lure thee ocwurd i
Onward to the fountuiu free. .
Free to every earnest seck'er !
Seeker ut the fount of youth :
Youth exultm:t In Its beauty :
Beuuty found In quest of truth.
Tim PnrNTKR Bi)in.
OR.THE SI30T Efu T1MI2.
A STORY C& MARIONS MEN.
1 bv: J. IV. IKVIN.
, CHAPTER II.
.jliastily thert the young trooper strode
along, nd oon was seated firmly in his sad
die, retracing his steps to bear his general
he important information he had received.
Although the silent moon above sent
down a flood of light upon the scenery
through which he passed, making it yet
rpore beautiful than day, yet the attention
qf the trooper was not aroused by the visi.
hie objects, around him. Moodily pressing
the rowef ipto the flmks of his already jad
ed steed, he abstractly continued his jour
ney in that meditative rhood that leaves the
outer senses to slumber arid refosei He
had already retraced some ten miles of the
road, over which he had so lately passed,
when suddenly awakening from his revery,
and finding that his good steed had fallen
fnto a slower pace than the urgency of the
ease and the short time before him permit
ted, he quickened his pace into a gallop and
vyith new life his horse dashed gallantly on.
ward. Before him the road turned off ab
ruptly to the right, aud us at a rapid pace
he turned the corner, Michael found himself,
unexpectedly, face to face with a body of
fijgrsgmen, some twentv-fivo or thirty in
number who had halted in the road, and be
fore he could check, his fiery and impetuous
steed he was borne into their very midst.
, "Hallo! who the deuce have" we here! ex
claimed the leader of thfiband, suddenly
wheeling upon Michael, who found himself
In an Instant hemmed in by the armed horse
men who closed around him, rendering re
sistance or escape alike impossible.
-..JjSonle d d rebel, colonel, I'll stake
my life on it," replied one of their num
"Who are you' again demanded their
leader in an authorative (one- tfoul- name
your business? answer briefly and-lo the
point we have no time to lose in idle ques
tions. ' ;
Hang him up? shouted one of their num
ber, who was scarcely able to sit on his
horse, brandishing at the same time a sa
bre above his head. "Hang him up, and
leitV on to old Wharton's before the rebel
we are after, makes his escape."
p'Putup your sword Randall" interposed
another of the hand. "Put up your sword,
and let's.he.ar what the fellow has to say.
jln an instant Micheel comprehended the
full peril of his. situation. He at once un
derstood from the language that met his ears,
tftat tfi JBtrfy before him were at that time
f$ pursuit of .himself, as he correctly divin
cd at the instigation of the bloody Harrison.
Knowing well that hey were bent upon his
destruction jhe scprr..Vl "Jmpl to de
ceive them by falsehood. .As' dearly, as he
loved life, he set a still higher value upon
troth. ' V,!!;:-.;,-:--::': rVt.
"i "What have you to say 1" again asked their
leader., in itt irritated tone. "Our time is
pretoaspeak--your aime1,; '
i!"Were your time ten times as precious,"
answered Michasl boldJy "you" should tarry
nare long while ' befor I should answer
questions of such a character upon the com
mon, hiehway." " k ,Vl 1
' MDi-fa me kernel, sqosakea Toiel(in
1, NO: 17:
the crowd, ''if this ain't rank treason agajnst
you. JLf it was left to me, I'd say swing him
op on grape vine." 11
"Move," shouted a harsh; but Command
ing voice from the out circle of the crowd,
and the speaker, a talt and stalwart man,
whose face was bsndaged np made his way
into the midst of the circle, to get a better
view of the prisoner.
Michel's heart began to beat quick and
fast for in that fierce voice, and stout horse
man, , na recognised that vindictive tory
whom his hand hlri t'hat evening stricken
to his feet, and who be well knew cherish,
ed feelings of the deadliest hatred against
him. Knowing that to fall into his hands
would be scarce less than instant death,
with the anxious eagerness of despair he
looked from side to side, with the desper
ate resolution of making an effort to break
from the band of his captors.
"That's your man! seize him!" shouted
Harrison for it was he the moment his
glajice rested on our hero!
vith a desperate hope of escape, Mi
chael tightened trie telii fcf His stood steed.
planted himself firmly in bis stirrups, and
drivi.ig the rowel home in the flanks of his
high mettled charger, gave him the reins
and attempted to rush by Harrison.
The attempt, desperate as it was, had
nearly succeeded. Two ofthe horsemen
who stood in his path were borne before
him to the earth, and staggered by the shock,
his horse for a moment faltered. Time was
thus afforded to Harrison, who was monnt-
ed upon an iron grey of surpassing activity,
to . whieel .his horse suddenly around, and.
jeng ;a. beavyoadt'l wjjip.yyhic,b he car
n'ist $ h'i hafiils.- he dealt Michii w-b&w
that fc.V Mm t'!fc?tth, -. In, atj 'instan1
a dozen of the .ia'jlo'" !f Iarr-ison
were Upon him, and stunn l" slioclq
before he recovered from ' hia monI?utn,7
stupor, his arms were pinioned and he lay
at their mercy.
Vhen Micheel was fully restored to con
sciousness, I. is coptora were dismounted and
.standing around him. The hum of voices
sounded confusedly in Ins bhj-e; but he dis
tinctly perceived it was tho desire iff the
greater number to hang him up literally to
the nearest tree. The greater portion of
them, led on by Harrison, were clamorous
for his instant execution, while he who ap
peared their leader seemed desirous to post"
yone it to some more fitting time. He al
fo ascertained that the party into whose
hands he had so unfortunately fallen, -had
been collected by Harrison, for the purpose
of following him to Isaac Wharton's, whith
er Harrison hud learned fie was 'unt to go
whenever he obtained leave of absence
from the camp of Marjon.
Stung with mort'fication jealousy and
long cherished hatred, Harrison and his fol
lowers urged the immediate execution of
Allscot, but he who seemed their chief and
who was treated with marked defTerence and
respect by all, firmly refused to sanction
their cruel and horrid design.
"Colonel Tynes," exclaimed Harrison
pointing with drawn saber to Michael, who
bore himself unmoved and proudly in his
trying situation, "that man you know to be
an active. and dangerous rebel."
I could scarcely' cofc'sidesUiim sUch at pres
ent," returned Tynes, with a cynical smile,
and seemingly indifferent to the ill humor
and impatience of his second in commaed.
Harrison ground his teeth with rage
while he continued.
' Am I then to understand, Oolonel Tynes,
that faithful, and tried, and active eervants
of the king, are to sit down paiiently and
bear the injuries and indignities of such
rebels as he"' ,-( ;
"Yes!" piped in little Bill Stoker from
the out skirts of the crowd; "is we that's
alters rout and bled and died for the king, to
be knocked down with our own cheers in
our own houses, and never be allowed the
privilege to hollow that's the questionl"
A general laugh from the crowd follow
ed this earnest pathetic statement of the
state of affairs? Harrison bit his lip with
vexation,., an.d looked daggers at his late
fellow-sufferer, while Tynes strove iff vain
to suppress a smile.
"No, major!" said he, laying his hand
kindly upon the shoulder of Harrison, and
speaking in a tone at once courteous and
resolute, "I do not intend that this rebel or
any other that may fall into my hands, shall
escape the fut'e doe to the arime of treason.
But holding as wo do the commission of a
christian king, we must nt act with dis
graceful' precipitation. Besides, we . thus
give the enemy the right to retaliate, and
God keep them from that!" he added with a
shutter. "On to-morrow we will give, him
a trial, and on the next day he shall hang!
And now to your horsesr You, Ajtplejohn
and Stoker, put the prisoner on , his horse
between you, and see you, be watchful that
he has no opportunity of escape. Should
he attempt it shoot him on tie ppt!" ;.
, Thus sayirigf, .5ynes received his' horse
from an attendant, and put his foot in the
stirrup. In a couple . of minutes the whole
cavalcade was again in motion, having Mi
chael bound and placed oh his horse between
two of their number. Thus he found him
self unexpectedly turned back, and carried
a prisoner . along : the road he had ' already
twice travelled since set.of sun." ' The par-;
ty having secured their prisoner, wended
their way slowj, and in" cautious silence to
ward the camp tfpon Tarcose. . Those of
the party conversed with each' other ' in
wnlsp'ers ibr jthe name Marion--a narhe
associated with midnight surprises, and ter
rible from the suddenness with which he at
times pounced down upon the enemy who
deemed him far .distant was a spell of ter
ror which followed the tory "in all his evil
......... '- -W ,;l q.t.-
deeds, and sleeping or walking, by. day and
by night, followed him like the whisperings
of an evil disquieted conscience. :.
1 r CHAPTER HI.
' Thsra I a strength
Deep buried In our hearts, of which we reck
But little, till the shafts of heaven have pierced
Its fragile dwelling. Must hot earth be vent,
Before her gems are found?
"I myself with save him!" cried Dora
suddenly arousiag from her deep dejection,
while her eye flashed with riew born ener
gy; "I will appeal to no mercy of savage
men, but to the sword of his country.
lhey Jive by the sword, and wo unto thert,
by thesword they shallperished!"
Thus spoke the noble woman, js with
firmer step she paced the tluor of her cham
ber Tynes and Harrison had that very morn
ing visited the house shortly after the dawn,
and made no concealment of the fact that
Allscot hed been captured by them but 1
few hours before and they were equally un
reserved in proclaiming their intentions to
have him publicly executed on the day sue
ceeding that of their visit. Shocked and
overwhelmed, by the distressing information,
Uora forgot fief tfaid.cn. delicacy, and, throw
ing herself at the feet c"f his" captors, plead
in tears for her lover s life, 'lynes was
cold and Inexorable, and though Harri.son
perserved a deceit and cautious silence,
there was a lurking triumph in his eyes
more signmeannt and sinistrous than the
impassive humanity of Tynes. As these
two worthies left the house, Harrison found
an opportunity of whispering in her ear a
few' words of seeming interest and kind
ness, "; Comej Miss Singleton," said he, "to our
camp on Tarcote, on.to-morrowi and-1 will
join with you in an attempt to obtain for this
fou.Bg nian par.doa from-the colonel. Ac
cept irij bffef tbp-spirit in which it is made
and v'jy ioini efforts. wjjll perhaps save him."-
Dora's first thoughts were, to spurn his
proffer or services, vv'.'uch only cloaked, pre
meditated wrong, with the hoiiPst indigrla'tion
it justly deserved; but knowing that such
conduct would only hasten the fate of Mi
chael, arid feeling that it was duo to liiin to
take no co'ire whu;h might render his dan
ger still more eminent r"he turned toward
Harrison with a bright eye and answered:
"I thank yoyJUr. Harrison," Harrison
who was a Major in the royalist service bit
his lip with indignation "I thank you, sir,
for your offer, and do indeed accept it in the
spirit in which it was made. Perhaps my
visit to your enmp may be delayed until a
late hour on to-morrow, but as aure as the
eun, rises l will visit your camp."
Harrison with his superior officer, departed
thoroughly deceived by the holiest frank
ness of tho maiden.
"She has fallen into my snare," was the
self congralulator) thought of the tory ma-1
jor ns he left the house.
"Fool that ho is, to think that I believed
or trusted one so bloody and faithless !" was
the soliloquy of the fair Dora, as she ascend
ed the staircase and entered her chamber.
All the heroism of her nature was aroused,
and with the determination to save Michael
there was awakened Within her an energy
and self .dnenderjce.pfwh'ich ifntil that hoyr
she' did not believe herself possessed. Her
spirit rose with the occasion that called forth
her latent energies, and she determined to
lose not an hour in irresolute delay.
Summoning a servant by a bell that stood
upon the mantle board, she bade her seek
out and send to her, without delay, Nero, a
valuable and trusty servant, who had been in
childhood the playmate, and in maturer years
tho body servant of her father. Like all ser
vants in his 8tation,he was devotedly attach
ed to his young Mistress. She was the beau
ideal of all that was good and excellent, and
however he might feel it necessary to differ
from her opinion', still whenever she com
manded he was ready to lay down hi$;:fife in,
her service., , In short, Nero was in his own
estimation one of the most important and
dignified personages; yet, when his young
mistress was in question, a most humble and
In a very few moments Dora's maid ser
vant, Jane returned, preceeded by Nero, cap
in hand, who halted fit the door, and stood
respectfully" awaiting the commands of his
young mistress. There was on his face an
expression of curiosity and expectation that
provoked a smile from Dora, despite her dis
tress. The wrinkles on the old man's brow
and the twinkling in his eye said as plainly
as wtrds "Ki. missyl what nowl'' 4 , ; ..
"Good morning, missy,-? said the old nian
with a smile expressive" of wonder. " ;-''""
"Good morning, daddy , Nero,", returned
Dora with a sigh, "I have sent, to you, to
know if Fearnought is in proper plight for a
long and rapid journey." ! ! : " ! 7
"Yes, missyj" answered the oll man open
ing his eyes wide;' "Fearnought travel like
de.wine : ;?-v-v, -&...,,rw.;-
" "Has he been well , fed this morning?'"
asked she., , u i;'...'' -.f;
" Yes, ma'am --bin well fedferfd um my
self," "was the reply. ' '! ; ; :; ''f,1-''1
"Is tid a sare,ajrrd sure horse!" again asked
bia youug mistress.; ', . v
. ,''Ki, nra'aih, he an.! -wil4.ai.de tiger,"
answered Nero. .
"I 'mean daddy TJeroi? asked Dora, w he
sure-footed and will he go through all diffi
culties?" :' '""''.T- :'' w '-"
. VSure-footed for troel" replied Nero open
ing his eyes wider 1 and wider, and he'll go
to the 'debblTIf MP'ohI;g1b; Wtor1 fW
horse. for true.",,!;!
LWell , then, ,ero,Jie is just the,kowe
Want,1' replied his mistress.'- 1 wish you to'
saddle Tiim' fole if luce;r atfd;nrVl'. Vii
.. . ... .nufvt 5 til .0 Jllti'il ...i Til.! -jiJJ Vliiii'iuti
WEDPSDAT, NOVEMBER 29, 1854.
!ise I wish you to attach to the saddle for
"Saddle Fearnought for you, missy!' re
plied the old man with sn incredulous frown
and Smile. "Why, there ain't a nigger
mas8a Wharton got, what dare for to ride
him!" ' ' ' 1 ! - ' . .
"My father was a good horsemanwas he
not?" asked Dora. ' ' : . ..
' "Yes, ma'am! he ride like the debbil!"
responded Nero.1'- " r
"Well, then, I think," replied she, Til
prove, myself his daughter.: sadsMe: Fearnought-:
end PIT take a galicp upon him,"
(be continued with a flashing eye, "for ma
ny a long mile, ay, even if it cost me my
neck." . - . ' ,j
"Let me go wid you den, missy! , asked
"I shall at all events need your service un
til I return," answered she evasively.
'Thank God for dat, anyhow,'' ejaculated
Nero, receiving the valise,! which she tossed
him, and with a reverent bow the old man
withdrew to fulfill her commands.
In a few minutes thereafter Dora appear
ed in her riding dross, descended faom her
apartment and found Nero with all things,
in readiness fqt her. departure, a. quiet but
strong and serviceable animal for hist own.
use. being haltered at the rick while lie with
difficult bejd by the relria the animal she
had ordered to be saddled for her own. 1
In truth Fearnought wss as wild and fierce
a steed as ever paced the sultrr plains of
Arabia. Tall and of magnificent propor
tions, he stood restlesely pawing up the earth
and plunging about as if to escape from the
hands of hU groom; his wild and nervous eye
flashing with fire.
"You can't ride him,1 miss," observed old
Nero, shaking his head doubtingly. " Bet
ter let me put him up and ketch -old Fox."
"Never mind, daddy Nero," she said, "on
ly bring him up to the steps so I can mount,
and once within the "saddle, I will answer
for'Ube rest.""" ''(U '" ' ; : 5 ' "
. The horse which Dora had chosen for her
rfde was; indeed a high mettled and fiery an
imal. Hia jflcsey cpat of a dark bay color;
that glittered in the 8irff;';ns soft and as
smooth as velvetj his eye that fTas'hed, .Wide
ly, his high arched crest, slender forrr! flTift
faultless proportions, . all proclaimed him
one of that thorough-bred and pure blooded
ctoc?, ut that day so justly the pride of Car
The restive.and fiery anirfial was led to the
platform, and without a moment's hesitation
Dora trusted herself to the saddle, and in
low and gentle tones soothed him into quiet
as she guided him down the avenue. Pa
tiently he submitted to her control, and mov
ed o.n as q.qietly as. a lamb, as though proud
of liis (-entle rider, and mindful of her safe
ty. ' . ',' ' .
"Ki, woman stronger den one debbil,"
muttered old Nero, as he cantered on after
her, on his more-staid and sober animal,
with a capacious basket containing comforts
for tho sick man on tho saddle bow.
Dora was soon in a fust canter moving
like a fleeing shadow along the bridle puth
that led to the Black river swamp, on the
very margin of which was the dwelling of
the. long. dou&ted,.bat. fajth'f'il whig old Ar
chibald Kern, Thp house, which was in a
field of about two acres, stood on the brow
of tho hill at the foot of which, lay the oozy
and pathless swamp.' One might have stood
in the door-Way and tossed a filbert without
an effort beyond its margin. , ... 7;.
The bridle path that wound, around :the
field to the front of the hat was so blocked
up by brushwood, that it was passible only
with some difficulty. In fact it seemed as if
the owner had permitted it to be choked up,
in order that at any time he might the more
readily escape from any band of horsemen
sent to arrest him :
' CHAPTER IV. 7
. Old Nero was ready at hand to receive the
bridle of the maiden as she dismounted.
She hastened on to the door of the hut, over
which a growth of magnificent trees of the
forest flung their shadows, and without even
tho seremony of knocking a the door for ad
mission, crossed the threshold ahd entered
the sole apartment of the hut.
, The room was pporly and scantily furnish
ed. In one corner stood a bedstead, coarse
ly, yet neatly supplied, and before the hearth,
on Which were arranged the few culinary
Utensils which the old man possessed, stood
a rude bench and a couple of oaken chairs.
The floor was faultlessly clean, and even the
pine shelves , on which -were arranged the
bright tin ware arid cheap plates bore traces
Of frequent. ajoonring.v. , f !::.;.;, ,
The old man was sitting upon a bench be
fore the fire, and so deeply was he absorbed
in thought, or so dull an4 inactive had his
senses become from long and painful illness,
that he heeded not her light footsteps as she
crossed his threshold. - His feet encased in
a Soft pair of moccasins, and a blanket
thrown arotlH his 'shoulders', supply ing the
place of coat tind Waistcoat", he at bending
over the scanty fire, on which an iron pot
Was steaming, his long bony lingers clasped
together, seemingly lost in. thought. rDors
paused and gazed upon, him for a moment be
fore she ventured to address him.
S r"Deyon4 the1 Common height, with a
brdad anrl capacious Jthesti nis, figure still
bore' evidence of gigantic strength; "As ne
sat bowsd, down pitjh)s head . bent till it
hung above Via kheeitj nAfiiseinewy' hands
laid upon file- lap, witli ' hii.' Ibn'g ' tlin pJale
fingers interwined with one another, and his
sunken meditative eyes fiie4 upoii, tl 'fifor,
hiSftkiWas so stern that the maiden, almost
trembled before him. (stiff a the quills' of
the fretful porcupineTtfis bristling hair griz
liec! with age?TosS'h'oVlf hii'nigsrtnassive
" .nmbijrf-j bus -pVff urcr?'
forehead, which was deeply and thick I v fur
rowed with wrinkles. . His face was long,
withered and darkened by exposure; bis
long'and aqmline nose added determination
and expression to bis features, while his
full, projecting nether lip .gave additional
harshness to his countenance. ' :
Dora gazed silently upon him for a mo
ment, and then advanced to the spot where
the old man sat Hearing the rustling of
her dress, he turned suddenly aroond, rsised
himself erect on his seat, end fixed upon her
his keen gray eye, that twinkled suspiciously
under the long -coal-black bushy brows that
projected over them.
- "I hsve heard, Mr. Kerf; you were ex
tremely ill," said she advancing and kind
ly extending her band, "and 1 have come to
visit you." '.'.
The.old man received her hand, while his
face relaxed somewhat of its sternness, and
gently motioned her to a seat. Dora, .took
an arm chair opposite to him, and made an
effort to engage the old man in conversation
by kindly inquires as to his health and wel
fare. . The old man answered her inquiries
courteously, yet briefly, and it was not diffi
cult lo.eeo that some secret distrust of his
visitor, or the object connected therewith,
haunted his mind, and rendered him the less
' "Mr. Kerr," said she at length,."-! am told
yon know how to direct me on my way to
Marion's camp. Can you do so!"
:l "The old man started wildly, and fixed on
her a gace o( wonder and suspicion, while
he glanced apprehensively towards the door,
as if fearing he had been betrayed to the
tories. , ; .
"Marion's camp!" ejaculated the old man
in surprise "who told you so!" '
"One moment, Mr. Kerr, I beg you will
listen to me patiently," answered the maiden
in an earnest and appealing tone. "You
cannot be ignorant of the gathering1 of tories
which is to take place within a short dis
tance of this place on to-morrow!"
The old man held his peace, and Dora
continued, with her dark eyes fixed upon
"Marion ought to be informed of that."
Kerr still continued silent.
1 '-"Have you," she continued, "no means
of forwarding to him information so import
ant as this!"'. v: '
The old pstriot groaned aloud, but an
swered: ' I ' . - I
"What business is this of mirle! If "Ma
rion or any other general wishes information,
think you it is my business to embroil my
self by mixiug into his affairs! If he wish
es to be informed of all that is passing,
think you not there are spies and scouts
enough in the country, already!"
"But if his scouts are all taken!" sug
gei'tod Dora.- ,- ,(V . ,. . r., :. .
"All taken;'" 'prciairipd the" cU man earn
estly and wildly, while his eye began to'
flash with interest "Where's but what do
you know about it, my child! Speak!" and
he leaned over and gazed earnestly upon her.
"Jamison is taken," replied Dora.
"Well! well, ' asked Kerr impatiently
and eagerly "what next!"
"Ames is taken," she continued.
, vWell! well!" cried the old man, uncon
sciously rising from his seat, while hfs-.gra
eye twinkled with fearful interest, end his
hands were pressed nervously together,
"what, of never mind tell me! what
"Aiid Richbourg," she began
"What of Richbourg!" he cried in a tone
"Is killed," she replied.
The old man sank upon his seat ovewhelm
ed by powerful emotions. His lips grew liv
id from the violence of his excitement. He
had already been made aware of the cap
ture of Ames and Jamison, but he had still
trusted that .Richbourg had escaped to bear
the news of the lory gathering to Marion.
"AH gone!" he at length groaned aloud,
"and I only am left, feeble, shattered and
impotent for good. 0, for a half score
hours of health and strength, and I would
then willingly lie down and die!"
"Mr. Kerr," said Dora in a firm and un
shaken tone, "will you not trust me! "I am
on my way to Marion's camp; will you not
lay aside your prudent distrust and direct
me thither!" . ' '
"How knew you aught of my connection
with Marion!" inquired Kerr sternly. "Who
to'd you that I knew the ' secrets of his
"Listen , to me patiently, my honored
friend , and I will tell you the whole story;!'
and without a moment's hesitation she told
him cf the capture of Michael, of the last
night's conversation between them, and the
motives which had induced the young whig
to intrust her with the socret of Marion's
camp, which he held. :
"It is the good providence of God," said
the old man after he had heard her story
"But do you think to go alone!'!., 1 : - ri
'Altogether alone," she replied.,, !'J dare
not risk exposing our general's secret hiding
place, .by carrying even a single domestic
with me." :,.
"The Camp is full fifty miles away," said
the old man, "can you undergo the fatigue!"
"I am ready to lay down even my lire, so
I can "but see our bravejeneral," she replied
.-."Be tt.sa. Uierf;my-ciild," answered the
old. man and stooping down jie displaced, a
atone from the rude ,heartrtVttd drew forth
ft map,, upon vyhich. Tears aid ,t)ownr the
chief; roads. of that section, of the country,
and the hiding places frequented by the par
tizan. v. .....
'-' With great Care, and in i succinct! and
intelligible marinef, ha pointed out to hoi
the tew she most take ' to reach ibs tamp,
Jnurib (!J (00 to ,"w
or rather to fall in with a guide, who would
conduct her to Marion; for the camp itself,
wnicn isy in the hesrt of an extensive swamp,
could only be reached by one thoroughly ac
quainted with the intricacies of the locality.
" Thank you, Mr. Kerr, thank you," re
plied Dora, when the old man had conclud
ed; "I now feel secure of my object, and
rest assured that Marion's secret is as safe
with me as with the best soldier of his
"I believe you, my child," answered the
old man kindly; "I had judged you only by
what I knew of old Isaac Wharton. I knew
that he was bitterly opposed to us, and did
not dream that Michael had converted you to
"Nor did he, indeed," replied Dora, quick
ly. "I breathed in Independence with child
hood's breath. My covenanting ancestors
brought the spirit of freedom with them from
Scotland's mountains and moors it lives in
mv tilnnrl an.t linnt. I v. . 1 . .1
...j w.wUU, hum iu mjf puiBce, iuu ue-
lieve me, if our people would take counsel
of mo, they would fight while there is no
arm left to raise up in an oath of resistance
The old man's eyes flashed with delight as
he looked upon the noble woman, whose ear
nest features gave additional force to her
"jGod bless you for a worthy descendant
of Scotland's glorious martyrs !" wad his
solemn invocation. "God will prosper our
righteous cause, when even the women of
our land are inspired with the spirit of lib
erty.'" . ..
"I must leave you now, Mr. Kerr," caid
Dora, rising; "I have brought thus far with
me a faithful and discreet servant, who w ill
remain and nurse you during your sickness
until my return. Nay, I can take no refu
sal," continued she, seeing him about to de-
cline the offer. "I dare not carry him with
me, and were he to return alone, I fear lest
friends might conjecture iny errand and pur
sue me. And only think what danger it
would bring upon Michael, were it only sus
pected at the tory camp that I was on my
way .to seek out Marion. No, my good
friend, for many reasons you must permit
Nero W remain with you, and as time is pre
cious, I must be on the'road."
"Ah i dear young lady," said the old man,
shaking his head doubti.igly, "have you well
thought of the distracted state of the coun
try of the lawless and violent" men whom
you may encounter ! Will not your maiden
modesty shrink back from dangers greater
than death!" ,
"Believe me no !" replied Dora, firmly.
"I trust in a brtive steed,., fleet as the wind,
that Would bear mecuT'in safety though tho
bloody Tarlton with all his troops were at
my heels !",-','' '" .' ;.-.
.. "A horse ii c vain' thinjj for safety: nei
ther shall -he deliver any by his great
strength,"'replied the old man, in the beau
tiful language of that book that was his dai
ly food; "but 'behold the eye of tho Lord is
upon them that fear Him, to deliver their
souls from death, and to keep them alive in
famine. He is our help and our shield."'
Trust thon in Him."
The old man pressed her hand kindly as
he spoke, and with slow and feeble steps fol
lowed her to the door, and watched her with
interest. as.she proudly and confidently took
her seat on the back of her impatient steed.
He followed her with his eyes as she turned
away on her strange and romantic mission,
and as she disappeared from his sight, seized
with a sudden faintness, he made an effort to
regain his seat by the fire, and when about
half way across the room staggered, and
would have fallen, but for the timely assist
ance of Nero, who at that moment entered
with a capacious basket of provisions for the
use of the invalid.
Overcome by the intense excitement to
which his feeble and exhausted frame had
been subjected, he became rapidly worse and
permitted himself to be assisted to his bed
by Nero, who with a rueful countenance
walked about the room like a mute shadow,
carefully anticipating the wants of the sick
man, and now and then dashing a tear from
his hojiest eye, as the sad memory crossed
him of his kind mistress departing on some
mysterious mission, the secret of which he
was not permitted to share.
to be continued.
Sublimity. The following specimen of
the sublime is from the lips of an itinerant
vender of soaps, &.c.,and was delivered at a
fair held a few days since at Keene, N. H. :
"O ,'hat I were an eagle ! I Woold seize
Columbia's flag unfurled, and soar aloft until
I reachod the upper ir. I would wave it
o!ei the. thrones of tyrants, an emblem of
hope and promise to the down-trouden, and
hang it from the ceiling of the skies. I
would steal the nectar from the gods, and
suck from every cloud ambrosial sweets, and
when I descended again to earth, wouldmake
A Practical Answer. In a time of
much religious excitement and consequent
discussion, an 'honest Dutch farmer "of the
Mohawk was asked hie bpifiioit as to which
denomination of Christians were in the right
way to Heaven. ' VeH, deni" said he, " Ven
ye ride our wheat to Albany ,some jay dis is de
;.;, ' . ' . . ...
pest road, anu some say aai is ae pest; out
it cloh't make much difference which' road
we take; for ven ve get .dare, dey never ask
us which va ve 'come--and it is none of
'aVRosk abd its ToKKslWheri Milton
was bljnd he' married si shrew, , The Duke
of Buciingham called her rose; I am
ne judge of colors.Ueplied Wilton," but it
msy. beeo, for .CM! the therni:dily;ttX: '
da-b;aif JA-n 11 rK.u.'"i iru.' ."!. i'1
WHOLE NUMBER 491.
The Farmer's Itiode of Life , i
There is no error more pernicious, or mors
extensively prevalent, than the Idee that the.
chief end of existence. Is, to toil and gamer'
up riches. Men will not, in so many werdsy
acknowledge their belief in e doctrine w
abominable; but the actions of by far th'
greater part of mankind, demonstrate, that,'
to all practical intents and purposes, tbey do!
belong to that household of faith. The
world of men and women, if called npoa to
day, to define, by their acU, aud moia f
life, their idea of the 'paramount objects of
existence, would verify the seemingly sweej
ing assertion that we have made. ; - -" ''-j
A nd yet, each soul has intuitiona teaching i
better things. Labor, jn itself, is far fatal''
being attractive. A given amount of phys-'
ical effort may be conducive to health and
happiness; but even then, labor Is not tha i
nd happiness is the end, and labor is the
meant of securing it . Just so it is, as regards '
the increase, or accumulation of wealth. ;
A mass of wealth, hoarded up, as the avail i
of years of toil, or of a fortunate speculation
or what is worse of reckless ambition, ;
or grasping avarice, can impart to the mind
nothing that deserves the name of joy. It -oftener
causes a train of evils, infinitely '
worse than the ordiary concomitants of pov
erty worse because avarice itself is a curse,
to say nothing of the numberless discomfort, u
always attending it..
This is, after all, a fair and beautiful worli
a place fitted up, with infinite skill, for
tho temporary dwelling place of man. If.
hath not entered into the heart of man to
conceivehow the great Architect could have ".
done better by us. The broad fields are be- "
fore us, variegated, as. models of taste, and .
every where inviting us to adorn the gardes '
planted by the Master's hands, and to enjoy '.
the munificent benefactions of his provfi ,
dencc; while over our heads are spread out
the glorious heavens, as the eloquent expon- .
ents of unchanging and incomprehensible .
goodness. And yet, the multitude of those
who " live, move, and have their being," in '
in the very atmospherfeV an all-comprehending
benevlence, which demands of all that
they shall be happy, and joyful all the day '
long turn away their faces from beholding. - ,
the brightness of the -Creator's face, and '
make it the great object of existence, not to ;
enjoy, but to accumulate. '
Now, it may be earnestly insisted upon, .
that a mode of life, conformed to such a per
version of the grand elementary .principle '.
of social existence, to say nothing of the
eternal fitness of things, can never be other v '
wise than debasing and unprofitable. Es- t.
pecially is this true of those, who, as the cul-
tivators of tho soil, are in the very midst of
objects calculated to enlarge, and quicken in-. :
to healthful activ -j, the finer capacities for .
enjoyment, and who stand intimately related
to the Creator by a practical familiarity with -the
laws of the universe. Those who can.'
cause the earth to become clothed in living
green, and who can call " the cattle upon a.
thousand bills" their own, ought, assuredly, .
to be able to extract ' from the un perverted .
volume of nature, the most useful and de- .
lightful instruction, and live in a way to ,
render their days a beautiful commentary,
not upon the goodness of God merely, but:
upon the capacity for enjoyment which that ;
goodness has bestowed upon us. ' ,
If wo are right in this, it folldws that those , '
whose chosen lot it is, to cultivate the earth, .
should fix upon a mode of life best adapted .'
to the end of promoting their own happiness, ',
and that of those who share the labors of '
their vocation. They ought not to live npon .
the refuse of their crops, nor in any way to .
cut themselves off from the pleasures, ration,-,
al indulgences; or refinements of life.' Who, . .
better than the laborer, is entitled to the. -choice
dainties produced by his industry? '4
Why should he select from his larder or hie
granary, from his orchard or his garden, the, j
the best parts for the drones of the social, .
hive, and feed himself and his family upon ,
what is left! Or why should he banish com-,
fort from his own fireside, for the sake of
making money for his. heirs to quarrel about!
Not only should the farmers home be the ,
abode of cheerfulness, peace, and content-
meat; but it should be distinguished by the ,
adornments of taste, and the embellishments,
of an advanced and progressive civilization
Increased facilities ef production, shoald be ,
attended by increased eea'e'ayors to render ,
abundance subservient to the higher and no-,
bier ends of existence, The accustomed, '
hours of labor should be followed by evenings. .
of peace, and innocent hilarity, the cajeg bf ,
the day should be sanctified ;to"ths good of
the farmer's household, by the hallow i 'j jn-, '
fluenccs of sympathy; and from, the domes-,, v?
tic altar should go up, to the car of cotnpla
cent Heaven, the offering of sincere and '.
heartfelt gratitude. And this will Be found
no fancy sketch, when the reaUnterests ot :
the industrial classes shall come to be prop '
erly understood,' and duly appreciated. And,
were such a thing practicable, our sgricultu- '
ral societies would do well to offer, liberal .
premium for the best regulated. home; and V
diploma, for the largest amount of domestic
enjoyment Till they do of we wUIeSb . '
on individual account, a volume-oT the Ohio
Farmer, for the best Mode of Life adapted,
to the rural districts, and the wants of our
fellow-laborers in the' cause of . industrial'
improvement.---Ohio Farmer, i i . '
Otr A Western editor In speaking' of i
concert singor- who has Just been out Its.'
waf, says her voice to delicious: purs i
moonlight, and as tender as a three. shi'!!r
shirt.'" If 'that Is' not complimentary, irt'
should like to know what lev