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RlVENNA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 0, 1851.
.WHOLE NUMBER '492,
Thcjr told mc: thou wert False
. ,.; , Jamie.
, . T 80B4TI0 ALOIS., .
, I. 'i. '
'; ' Tbojr told me thon wcrt false, Jaiule,
' " And did ni euro itv mo;
1 heeded not their to lee, itmie,
; 1 thought it ceulj n be, t
. Bo loing were thy wort's, Jajlnle, '
So wlnsoma was thy smile,'
1 did not think. tHatft.J'.'Si'jt
Could rcil one thought of guile.
Doit thou roeall tlie liawtlioro glade,
Where we set side by side,
Vhen on a summer's night Jamie,
Thou anod me for thy bride?
Mr heart was full, Jamie,
As In the pnle moonshine,
I promised to be thine, Jainlo, V
i. To be forever thine.
v.ToKotlr then we knelt, Jainlo,
,, Wo ber.ta revoreiiU knod,
., . And pm) oil our Heavenly Father's lovo
M igh t real on you and me,
So radiant aeomed my path, Jamie,
My cup'so full of Miss,
Howconld I ever dream, Jnmle, "
' That It Would come to tkitl
I never see thee now, Jamie,
Thou coincst uot to mo, ;
Til said tliou scek'st another's lovo
Ah, Jnmle, can It bet
'! They tell mesne Is rich, Jamie,
And of a lordly Hue;
. Kot twlre her rank and weullh, Jamie,
,, Could buy a tore like mine.
' . , " ;! i '
j My clicok that once was red, Jiimle,
'. Is paling day by day,
1 f .' -'l it In my hrairt, Jamie,
1 ' ' I'm wenrin' fast awa'.
Tlien, Jamie, when the summer comes,
And blossom clothe the tree,
Bestow one loving thought on her ,
Who died for lovo of theo. '
' ' They eat
Their dally broad, and draw tho breath of Heaven
Without one thought of thanks; Heaven's roof, to them,
Is hot a painted ceiling bung with lamps,
Nd more, that lights them to thoir purposes
They wander loose about; tliey nothing oe, v
Themselves oxeept, nnd creatures like themselves,
Rltorl-llifcd, short-sighted, Impotent to save.
So on their dissolute Spirits, soon or late,
Bout ruction comrtli, like an armed man,
Or llkua dreuin of murder lu the night,
Withering their mortal faculties, and breaking
Tho.bbnes of all thoir pri.ia. chaki.es Linn.
i lonk Sale.
" OK, THE SHOT IS TIME.
A?TORY OF MARIONS MEN.
- - ' , . BT J. W. IKVIH.
- : "-: CONCLUDED:
' - ' CHAPTER V.v
The day of the rendezvous had come, and
though (he night was beautiful and bright a
long line of fires, extending from the high
way by which the camp was bounded on any
ids towards the swamp, which' was its
boundary, on the other gleamed brightly
upon'as motly a throng as were ever called
upon to take up arms in the wars of a christ
ian king. On the east, scarce one-fourth of
a mile distant fromthe highway, which boun
ded the camp on the west, frowned a dense
mass of sombre cypresses, marking out the
position of Black river swamp; and towards
the south at a much greater distance, a
long line of magnificent trees, stretching
their branch-limbs to heaven, marked the
course of Tarcote a lesser stream that
emptied into the swamp.
The spot which tfie torus had fixed up
on for their gathering, was an open old
field, with only here and there a solitary
tree, that long years ago the axe had spar
Piles of logs had been heaped up, with
an intervening space between each heap of'
perhaps fifty or sixty yards,, and, these con
structed in a Hue fromthe highway of which
we have above spoken, to within one hun
dred yards of the margin of the swamp, had
been fired about twilight.
( Near the margin of a dense and bushy
morass, a few score paces to the south of
this line, wus ' to. be seen another group of
$res, where smoking pots sent tip a savory
team, telling of the ample feast that prac
tised hands were preparing for the assem
Around the piles of logs that were now
blazing brightly upon the scene, were gath
ered groups of individuals of as many va
rieties as onemtght meet in a summer's day.
IWdrrientarifyi' too, thero were fresh acces
sions to the number of the tories. From
all sides was' heard the tramping of horses
and the hum of voices as they came gath
ering to the place of rendezvous. Beyond
the, farther end 6f the line of fires, and near
r to the swamp, was spread a capacious tent,
brightly lighted within, where were con.
negated the leaders in , the movement; and
thither repaired the most prominent tories of
the surrounding country, to pay their re
spects to the notorious Tynes, to whom had
beerj' allotted" by the British generals, the
task of gathering a force of his countrymen
Jo assist in prosecuting (be war, .Success-!ful-
beyond ibis most, sanguine anticipation
in Inducing a large number of the vicious
and disaffecfed to repair to his rendezvous,
be did not despair of forming a regiment
Ufciehlly.. strong to' overawe the country
and thns recommend himself to the favora
ble notice . of the British commander-in-Icbief.
",' tie bad prudently set out aentinels
op all the road leading to the camp, who
'Were to give the alarm in case of danger,
'tyotlo'bis rear was thought to bo sufficiently
rprotected by a swamp of some two miles, n
ddth psUile stand impassable,' "save ; to :-'one
;lvrtorq long habit had rendered familiar with
Its intricacies. ' , ' l-" :-
At Tynes stood in the door of his tent and
looked down along the extended line of
fires around which were disposed the various
group whom his activity bad collected to-,
gcther, he could not repress an exclamation
of delight. ' Some were seated Upon ground
engaged in conversation; some were stand
ing at a respectful distance- fiom the huge
fires; many were passing the bottls around
in noisy hilarity others were strolling about
singly or in groups while not a few squatted
upon the ground, were engaged in the mys
teries of old sledge or poker, using some
outspread handkerchief, inverted hat or fall
en tree as a table. Horrid oaths and impre
cations were henrd on every hand obscene
jests and ribald language, such as is only
heard when the most abandond of men are
collected together in the purlieus of a drunken
camp. Aftef gazing upon his followers for
a moment, Types turned back into his tent
where were gatherd some ten or , twelve in
dividuals of a somewhat higher intellectual
grado than the rable without. Among them
was pur former acquaintonee Harrison,
dressed in the full uniform of his rank, with
his sword bnckled on, and even his chapeau
upon his head.
As Tynes re-entered, Harrison rose, and
drawing forth bis watch, exclaimed with an
oath: , ;,
"It is high time colonel, those rascals
without had their supper, and Bt I may as
well hang up the rebel Allscot at once.''
"As you please, major," returned Tynes;
"but after hanging him, I should not fancy
falling into the hands of Marion."
"Marion, be ," replied Harrison, ith
an oath, 'I have certain information that his
force i scattered, and he himself fled from
the State. No! believe me, we have the
pame in our own ha'ds, and may play it out
ss boldly as we please."
"All I - shall sny," observed Tynes in a
tone of indifference, "is that I shall not
sleep so sotim'.ly after this execution. How
ever, tnke your own coutso, but remember I
wash tny hands clcnu of it."
i'l have only deferred his execution until
now," observed Harris n, "in the hope that
Dora Singleton might fall into the trap I
had laid for her, by coming to intercede for
his life; b'lt the messenger whom I sent to
notify her that I would defer it no longer
than seven o'clock, unless she appeared be
fore that hour, has returned with the news
that 'she has not been seen since yesterday
morning, and the family are in great alarm
on her account, and unable to account for
her unusual and protracted absence."
"Has disappeared since yesterday morn
ing! By heavens, I like not that!" exclmin
ed Tynes, with a fearful oath, starting from
his seat, while his cold check grew a shade
"There's mischief in the wind, Harri
son!" "Pshaw! Tynes, what an old woman you
have became," replied Harrison, with o
laugh. "You will start at your own shad
ow next, if you suffer the silly freak of a
girl thus to terrify you."
"I saw tho devil in that woman's eye,"
answered Tynes gravely, "on yesterday
morning when we refused her petition to
spare the life of this rebel, and if my sus
picions are not altogether groundless she
will cause us some trouble yet."
"The deuce take your fears and suspi
cions," laughed Harrison; "and since she
would not catch ht the bait I prepared for
her, I'll even swing this rebel up between
heaven and earth at once, and swear when I
meet her aguin it was all from pure love to
her. I have every thing in readiness and he
shall have a short shilt of it."
Thus speaking, he cocked his hat fiercely,
and passing oiit at the door of the tent turn
ed and made his way to the roar, where Mi
ch!, securely bound, was kept under a
guard of some fifty soldiers, many of whom
were already in a state of partial intoxica
tion. Momentarily expecting to be called
upon to march their prisoner off to execution,
a horse had been kept in waiting for Har
rison. "Hey, my boys! I have kept you waiting
a long time," exclaimed the brutal being as
he appeared; "but , we will now have the
business over in a trice and then to our sup
per, which has already delayed too long.
Here! pass this bottle among you and then to
"Here's a short passage to you, squire,"
said one of them, winking to Michail, as he
raised the bottle to his lips.
"Luck and a husband to the gal you leave
behind you," said another, winking alter
nately to Michajl and Harrison, as he gulped
down the vile potation. , '
... Although the prisoner felt that bis hours
Were numbered, the near approach of death,
as terrible as it may seem to one in whose
veins warm current flows healthfully, could
not check his rising indignation. He cast
upon his cruel tormentors a glance oi scorn,
and only by a Btrong effort repressed the an
gry rebuke that rose to his lips, prompted by
the unmerciful insults of the brutal soldiers.
"Tell the drummers and fifers to come
forward, Gaston, and strike, up . "Rogue's
March" as we go to the gallows tree, and
drown hootings of those noisy; owls, that
seem shrieking out their adieus to this old
companion of theirs, who bas shared the
swamp with them so long. By my faith!
they are fitting companions for a rebel such
ashe." . :. . '. :". ' ";
:; Just at thisjnoraent indeed, scarce more
than a hundred yards from the spot where
they stood, was heard from the oaks on the
margin of the swamp, one of those .long
wild unearthly , cries witb. iwhichr the ,owl
sometimes, .awakens the ... echoes of the
swamp,iakiirg the ttranger to start back In
terrorat his wail. His err was answered
-.;.,U.j j iH ' .i-'i-jit Say twin ' i
from the swamp, and again and again hit
fellows rung out. their sor.cessive responses,
their answers each rising more and more
distantly, until they seemed to die away on
the farther side! 1 - 1 ' l ' '
The prisoner startled and trembled slight
ly, while he stood more erect and proudly,
and his eye flashed with anxiety and hope
Harrison onlf observed hia heirvous start.
By my right hand," observed that worthy,
with an attempt to larigh, "the rebel's nerves
began to tingle a little.',. A few more such
doleful staves as that, and he will become
so weak, we will have to carry Jaim bodily to
the gallows-. 'Music!, music at once,' before
his legs fail him altdgeih'er." '.'
. Two drummers and, .a lifer took their place
before the prisoner,; and, struck, up the
Rogue's march. A few sC'oro of ruffialy
men with muskets pnd bayonets fell in be
hind him and partly, pushing their prisoner
along, the procession,: wUs) Harrison at their
head, mounted on his iron grey charger, took
their way to the spot selected for execution;
.Th.eu ensued 'such a scene as wo freely
confess we are unable to depiqt. Some fif
teen or twenty individuals. mostly negroes,
ran ' along on each "side of the procession
with lighted torches', 'and' more than two
thirds of those vhpJnwero assembled at the
encampmenttUav.ing'b.eTn previously inform
ed of what was abDut' to take pltice, at the
first tap of the signal' drum ' hurried away
from every quarter of the field, to take par'
in. the procession. The old field was alive
with some three hundred individuals, eager
ly hurrying along, jostling, cursing and
pushing each other in their eagerness to get
a position near the prisoner. With yells
and fearful oaths intermingled with cruel
jests and heartless laughter, the multitude
rushed along to the scene of sacrifice.-
The spot chosen for the execution, was
about two hundred yards to tho northeast of
the colonel's marque in the open fisld. Har
rison had ordered that he" should be hung
upon a magnificent oak, that stood nearly
two hundred yards distant from the margin
of tho swamp. A rope had already, been
thrown over one ;f its branches, and the
noose hung to within a: few of '.the ground,
ready to be fastened around the neck of the
prisoner, while the other end rested upon
the ground at tho 'bade of the tree, near
which stood a savage looking man to whom
had been allotted the task of drawing him
Oh, how lovely and beautiful seemed the
glorious night to the victim'led to slaughter.
Brightly above him shone the unclouded
moon, shedding a li'ilo of light upon the
beautiful, world beneath where, nature held
her Sabbath. Never had earth seemed more
dear or the smile of creation more lovely.
The prisoner seerrud not to hear or to
heed the deriding voices that mocked him
in tho fearful hour, when the rage of man
should have been still, ami left him to com
mune with his Miker," Yet his thoughts
seemed not to grasp at eternity. Ilia bright
and watchful eye told thnt he still clung to
his hope and fondness for life.
He gazed cooly and contemptuously up
on Harrison, as that unfeeling wretch turn
ed to harangue tho noisy and brawling
crowd. He offered no resistance when the
callous executioner fastened tho fatal noose
around his neck, for his pinioned arms de
prived him of the power to struggle; he
turned in his tracks, andfollowed with his
eye the movements of that ill favored indi
vidual , ns he retired and stood with his hands
outstretched, and grasping the opposite ex
tremity of the rope, ready at tho given sig
nal to launch the prisoner into eternity.
Coolly Micha;! gazed upon him, with per
haps nearly as much intlif$r'once as though
measuring , the proportions of a brawny ox.
He was a tall, bony, square faced and red
whiskered giant, standing some six feet in
his socks and with tho proportions of a Her
cules. No doubt he had often taken part in
similar scenes, for he stood with a calm, sto
lid and unruffled countenance, his brawny
arms resting on:the rope, some six inches
above his head. ' -) vr.;j;
Having finished ''is, hSrranguc', Harrison
turned, and drawing 'jtis.. sabre, called out'to
"Tighten away now, my boy, and give
the devil his due!"
Then came a moment of intense silence.
Even that drunken and brawling mob, so
loud in their cries but . a moment . before,
stood hushed and mute. The hangman ad
vanced his foot his hug6 hands were clinch
ed oround the rope, which already began to
tighten under his grssp, and already he be
gan to feel, the weight vofl his victim when
his arm fell to' hir'side-and his knees gave
way undeir hihC'Ant) lie . dropped a lifeless
corpse upon the ground, as tbe report ot; a
well aimed riflo rang upon the ear from the
margin of the swamp irt Uieir front. J
' Then was heard a' nisiling as of the wind
among the tree-tops then' the trampling of
feet then the .clanking of sabres rattling
against their . steel scabbards and with the
command to, charge!" uttered in the tones
that fell upon the ear like thunder, fearfully
there, loolned out from the shadows of the
swamp a long dusky line of horsemen, with
olattering hoofs and gleaming sabres, rush
ing in swift noisy end-deadly array upon the
terror stricken and pale cheeked tories, who
screamedfof mercy'arid d wildly and blind
ly or? omd place ' Vtfuigev . But the aven
ger'of bloo4 was'upon "their track, and the
destroying angel , heyered above their camp
and pointed to the swords of Marion's men.
The' wajf ery of "Carolina and Independ
ence!" coupled wjth criet of ''no quarter to
tb e tories!",,, junijterribly on their, 'gm'Iy
ears,.! In via they, fletj.j for sqecor, totheir
camp fires, where ninany of their comrades
stood with their weapons by1 their sideP!' The
,i in i(5i'i.i!ji V-';'.; -jJiMO i.T,!lM,t;i yr, .fji. jtj ;
rifles of Marion's men, leveled from the
shades aronnd, were aimed with fatal accu
racy upon the revelers around the 5rcs, and
had already begun the work of death in this
quarter of the field. ; Unconscious of the
bursting storm they fell, some in the midst
of their drunken orgies, with the oaths and
imprecations on their lips others where they
sat playing cards) exulting over their success,
or in the midst of unfinished games with tho
uplifted cards in their hands.
. While tho rifles thinned them out by
scores, the dragoous with gleaming sabres
pursuing them over the moonlit field, and
hewed them down in their tracks as they fled
and screaming for mercy. An hour of ter
rible retribution had fallen upon them, and
remorirely was the penalty of their, crimes
exacted in this hour. of unsuspecting securi
ty. The earnsge was over in a brief space,
and the victors were the masters of a field
which was covered with the dead sod the
dying. . ' .,
Michael had promptly been released by
his comrades-whose arrival had been so op
portune for him, and so soon as he was freed,
he was fortunate to secure a horse which
came galloping riderless past, and calling to
one or two of .his brother dragoons to fol
low, he vaulted into the candle and putting
spurs to his horse roda fiercely away.
When the troop first broke from their cov
er, scarcely wa itifig to ascertain the extent
of their danger, Harrison trembling for his
safety, had turned his horses head across the
field hoping to escape by a timely and pre
cipitate flight. Mounted upon an iron grey
charger of uncommon fleetness and strength,
he confidently expected to mako good his re
treat unpursued or ut least to distance any
one who might be tempted to pursue. But
a horseman who rode at the head of the
troopers of Marion, favored by the moon
light brightness of the night had already
marked his flight, and separated from his
troop to follow in pursuit.
Dressed in a suit of black velvet from
head to foot, and riding a horse as black as
ebony, and with a singl; ostrich feather of
snowy whiteness waving from his black cap,
he indeed presented on onmious appecrance,
as gracefully sitting upon his stout charger,
with his flashing sword in hand, ho thunder
ed on in pursuit. Not a shadow of emotion
anger, revenge or joy disturbed tho calm
gravity oi his handsome feutures. His dark,
full, bold, and lustrious rye, turned neither
to the right or left, to regard the screaming
fugitives, who cowered from his path as he
swept irapjtuaiisly by, but was fixad mean
ingly and sternly upon his unfoiivcn foe.
Hearing the ttiTckciiing fall of feet be
hind hiin, when he had begun to fancy him
self secure from pursuit, Harrison turned in
his saddle, and his cheek grew pale with fear,
when in the noble horseman he recognized
the bold and daring Conycrs, whom he hud
wronged beyond forgiveness. Behind him,
at scarcely the distance of a hundred yards,
followed his i:ivefer.-.te fne, mid before him
lay a fence with a double ditch, which must
be leaped fearlessly, and at killing pace.
Destruction followed in his steps and he
dared not hesitate. Pressing his gallant
horse to the utmost he cleared it at a bound,
and with a smile of triumph reigned in his
horse, and wheeling round, with his sabre
uplifted stood ready to confront his advanc
ing adversary, and hew him down before he
could recover himself from the perilous tnd
Conyers saw at a glance the design of his
enemy, and though he might have avoided
all hazard by drawing his pistol from his
holster and shooting him dead as he stood,
yet he preferred to encounter him in n man
ner better calculated-to satiate those stern
and vindictive feelings that had been stirred
up by injuries too great to be forgiven.
Therefore, finding that his- enemy awaited
him h3 tightened his rein and permitted his
horse to approach to the difficult leap with
slow and measured strides. Fixing his eye
firmly upon Harrison, and sinking low in his
saddle; he touched his charger gently with
the spur, and the leap was gallantly made.
With the point of bis sword, lowered and
extended beyond the, head of his horse, he
received the fiercely aimed blow of Harri
son, nnd skillfully parried it with an upward
stroke. It required the quick eye of the eaT
gle and the unshaken nerve of the lion to
accomplish so difficult a feat ns warding off
the sword 6troke of a well posted adversary
ifl a flying leap, but it was dexterously done
and the sword of Harrison glanced harm
lessly above his head. Before his discom
fited and astonished adversary 'could prepare
to repeat the blow, Conyers had wheeled up
on him, and .was raising a storm of blows
about his head. In vain the terrified tory
put forth his utmost skill and strength, and
taxed his powers to their full limit; he was
soon convinced that ho lay at the mercy of
Conyers, who prolonged the contest only to
lengthen his agony. ' Feeling that he was
powerless in the hand of an adversary,
whose sword seemed a living part of the arm
that u ielded it, he uttered an agonizing cry
for mercy, which was only answered by a de
scending blow that laid open his' sword arm
to the bone and freed the weapon' from his
grasp. ' With an oath or desperation,' and
a Cry of pain' 'he again .turned his ' horse's
head, , and driving the spurs deep into his
flank t every stride, frantically sought to
escape; but like a bird of prey thirsting for
his blood, the gleaming sword of Conyers
flashed above his head, how rising to give
the fatal blow, and now loweied as chance
diminished or increased the space between
them. Again as Cbnyefs' with uplifted
swords gained' a positioij side" by side, with
hjm'jSp :'that: their knees emote in,a fearful
Mtae.'with e wild jell of despair Harrison
Mv-WViVi ).('. : i-'C-j r-i -.e.n'i lain ' j
turned upon him a piteous look and scream
ed for merry.
"Justice, oh God not vengeance, burst
from the lips of the partisan, and bis de
scending sword glittered in the moonbeams
and fell like a thunder bolt upon the scull of
the tory !
Whon Michael and his companions reach
ed the spot, they found Conyers gazing sad
ly upon the corpse of his foe. .
"It is all over now Mike," said be in a
tone of sadness to bis young lieutenant.
"I never sought an enemy more eagerly, or
slew one mere reluctantly. I trifled and
spared him as long as revenge rankled in my
heart, and when that was gone I slew him.
I feel that my days are numbered. One
more blow in the service of my country, and
my heart tells me I shall be even as he, save
the inglorious cause in which he fell. But
let us return speedily, for tho fight may not
yet bo over.'! .
The party having secured the horse of the
fallen tory, then returned to the cump. The
battle, if such it could be called, had already
ceased, and when they reached the spot they
found that Marion had alaecJy posted his
sentinels, and taken every precaution for his
security during the night. The sumptuous
feast prepared by tne tories was eaten by un
bidden and unexpected guests. The wearied
and famished soldiers of Marion fell to the
abundant cheer with well whetted appetites,
and kept up the feast to a late hour of the
niht. The deliverance of Michael, and the
events of the- nights surprise, formed the
chief topics of conversation among them.
Michael's friends every where gathered
around him with rude but hearty congratu
lations. "My situation vq3 rather a desperate one
boys," said Michael, 83 a crowd of his com
rades gathered around him; " but I kept in
heart when I heard Randal's voice from the
swamp. His hooting docs the owls but little
credit; it could impose upon none but a raw
British recruit or a drunken tory."
"A good reason why Randal acted the
owl so badly," soid one, "he lost his old
bknket at the camp on Pee Dee, end has
hud a bad cold ever since."
"But why was all this hooting boys,' ask
ed Michael; "what was the object of it !"
"Well, Mike," said an tld weather-beaten
rifleman, "I tell you all ubout that. Marion
knew he wouldn't have a minnit to spare, so
some ten miles before when we struck into
the swamp, ho put off a dozen of the boys,
unaer the lead of an old swamp sucker, who
was to ride under whip and spur, and station
them along the best crossing on the swamp,
agin the time the general came up, and
tliey was to signal along from one place
to another by hooting; and they led us from
one place to another, until wo came out on
this side the swamp. We got knocked .off
before we reached the swamp, and so lost aii
hour, but Marion led the way across the
swamp on old Bull, from owl to owl, and he
was afraid we'd get here too late, that he led
us across a good part of the swamp over cy
press trees, and all at a full gallop. But
Jack Ruggles, who knows the swamp well
was among the first that got over, and he's
had you under his rifle since sunset, and
Jack's riflo throws a true ball you know."
"And that was Jack's rifle then, I suppsc,'
asked Michael, "that tumbled over my hang
man so opportunely 1"
"Oh, no," answered a dozen, " Captain
Conyers said he'd trust no eye but his own
to draw a bead when your life was at stake,
and so he did tho business."
"It was a shot in time," rdplied Michael,
with much emotion.
" Lieutenant Allscott," 6aid an officer
steppiug up and tapping him on the shoulder,
"you are wanted at the general's tent."
"True,'' said Michael, starting up, "I have
not yet paid my respects to Marion. Lead
on however and I will follow."
Marion had already taken possession of
the well furnished tent, so lately occupied by
the leader of the tories, who with many of
the misguided men whom he had seduced
from tho path of duty, were sleeping the
long sleep-of death on the field of battle-
Conyers and some two or three of his most
confidential officers were in the tent with
Marion, and they all rose upon the entrance
of Michael, and greeted him with a warmth
and cordiality which showed the deep inter
est ho had excited among them in expressing
his congratulations was Marion himself.
When the first words of welcome were over,
Marion, who seldom descended to jest, turn
ed, with a quiet smile upon his countenance,
to. Micha;!, and said: "I am sorry, lieuten
ant, to find so brave and gallant a soldier lis
yourself ddficcnt in gratitude." '
' Micha; 1 started and reddened.' ' L "
"Deficient in'gratitude, general," exclaim
ed he;' surely you estimate my character
better than to accuse me of that. '; I have
but a few minutes since returned from fol
lowing after my friend and captain and had
intended to call upon' you, and for "the so
licitous care of one of the humblest of your
soldier, so soon as I believed you at leisure
to accept of my thanks.
Yon mistake me, lieutenant," said Mar
ion, gravely. "You have not yet inquired
how I became aware of your dangerous sit
uation. You surely should reward the mes
senger who brought me such timely infor
mation.";5 f '-yl'1' A" '
"Most gladly will t do so, sir," replied
Michael, "te the extent of my ability.' But
knowing that our scouts in this quarter
were cut off, I am at a lost to know : to
whom my ' thanks are due. I : had1 verily
abandoned all hopes of my' life, and woe as
much astonished 'is1 rejoiced, ' when I first
heard ' be ' signal ' Of our - men ' from - the
swamp.'t Show mo' the friend to whom I
owe the perservatioo o! tny life, and believe
me, I shall not soon forget the services."
Marion nodded tj Conyers, who rose and
issued from the marque. In a short while
thereafter he returned with a lady leaning
upon his arm. Michicl started with surprise,
and as she threw back her riding veil, there
gleamed upon him the bright eyes and the
tearful smile of Dora Singleton!
A few words sufficed to explain to Mich-
rcl all the events connected with move-1
ment of Marion's force during the last two
days. After lingering a short time with
Marion, at Dora's requests, Bhe was permit
ted to return to her home, only a few milet
distant, accompanied by Micha:!, with a sui
table escort. Their marriage was not long
delayed. In fact, before the partisan lead
er left that portion of the country he attend
their nuptials, and gave them hi blessings.
Long they lived to enjoy-that indertender.ee
so dearly bought by the army of freedom.
' But they had not long been unite!, when
they were called to mourn over a treasured
friend, a stern patriot.
But a few weeks after they were married
and before Michesl had returned to the dutie3 i
of the camp, as they were riding out upon
the hig!iwny, which passed near tho old fam-'
ily mansion they rf.et a mounted servant ro-!
turning from the camp of Marion, leading
by his side a coal black charger. Tho emp- j
ty saddle was omnious of evil. The sword j
wreathed with crap, end strapped to the)
nnmmnl tnlrl flia mnnm fn 1 c(ti .f It !
len lord. It required no idle nuestion to es.
certaincd the tr:;th.
The presentment of Conyers had met
with its fulfillment. The lion heart of tho
brigade was cold its Bayard had gloriously
fallen in the fore front of the battle!
Affecting Romance. With the death of
Dennis Bryan, tho young man who died re.
cently ct Moreau, from having his leg j "roulsen's patent 1'enUulm r lever," wnicb
crushed by the cars, is connected an affect-1 wil1 be brought before the public in about a
ing bit of romance, which has been related month. Two men in a sitting position will
to us as follows: After his mangled limbs had 1 1)0 ouI with ease to propel a railway em
been amputated his mind aroused to the ter-! 'ni0 o twenty.five horse power, with its ilf
rible consciousness that he must die, and he
implored the by-standers to "send for his
Lucy.'' "Where is she! I must see her be
fore I die let me see her and I can die in
peace'' were his frequent ejaculations end
entreaties. His parents were asked what
ho meant if he was married to which
they replied that he was not, and that they
knew nothing of the person he named us
"Lucy." After his death it came to light,
that be had been married about three months
to a lady belonging to one of the first fam-
ies in Lansingburg. His wife's parents had
opposed their marriage an the ground of his
lack of means, and the consequence was, the
young couple were clandestinely united and
their marriage kept a profound secret.
Young Bryan had placed all his earnings,
$550, in the hands of his wife; it being their
intention when $300 hac been accumulated,
to publicly announce their marriage. But
alas! the day on which they intended to thus
claim and expected to receive the forgiveness
of the offended parent, never arrived.- White
hallN. Y.) Chronicle.
That Shawl. One Thousand and Twen
ty-five Dollars for a Cashmere shuwl. The
great shawl the finest needle-work shawl
ever seen in America a notice of which ap
peared some time ago in the IVibune, which
cost $2,700 at Constantinople, and was im
ported expressly for exhibition at the
World's Fair, was sold at aution, on Wed
nesday, at the Crystal Palace, for one thous
and and twenty-five dollars. The purcha
ser's name wasgiven as James DeWolfc,
but whether for private account, or for sale,
we could not learn. . The competition was
not very excited; the shawl was put up at
the standing bid of $1,000, and ran by fives
up to the $1,025, at which the courage of the
opposition failed, and it was knocked down,
very much to the satisfaction of the purcha
ser, who had determined, we understand, to
run it, to $1,200, if tho owner or auctioneer
hod possessed tho tact lead oil his bidders to
the exciting point.
The shawl sold above was the one with
a green center, and, in the latter part of the
exhibition, was shown in a separate case.--Ono
of the others, from the case in tne south
nave, the one with a crimson center, was
sold to J. W. Hall, for $500. The bidding
upon this was a little more spirited, start
ing, at $400, and running up pretty rapidly
to $500. The others were not offered the
sacrifice was thought to be too great. N
Y. Tribune. , . , ,
Irish Emigrants Going Home. The
ship Dreadnaught sailed from New York on
Monday for Liverpool with about one hun
dred and forty possengers," chiefly immi
grants from England and Ireland, returning
to their fatherland. The ships Lucy Thomp
son, for Liverpool, and the American Eagle
and tne London, for London, are also ready
for departure with an aggregate of about two
hundred passengers of the same character.
Globe. ' ' ; ;:;'-' ;. !": ' " :;':'
0Gen. Sam. Houston, has consented
to lecture in the Boston Course of Lectures
on slavery during the coming winter, on
condition that he is to treat, the subject as
he deems just, without reference to tbe pre
sumed opinions of his hearers, ";';'', 1 '
A Vermont Item. The butter and cheese
received at the railroad station in St. Albins
during 'the month of September,: says the
Burlington free Press, amounted to over,
half a .million pounds, the total 'Value .' of ,
which was $75,000.: ls.--'.A v.i i ,
. . J iN-.thlug MoreTrue. J
The Philadelphia Ledger, of a recent date,
;n alluding to the present finsncriHitrinjf
ency, tells these truths, the consideration
of which' will Injure no one:
Thn Banks, as ever, heretofore, when
their si J is mott wanted, can do nothing
towards relief. On the contrary, they; great
ly aggravate the pressure by beeotmng
graspicg in thoir demands, and remarkably
close ia their accommodations.. Necessity
forces ihia condition of things .on., thefo. t
They have no alternative. It is inseparable
from tke system ef banking, and affords an
otLcr illustration of the folly of making
bank accommodations a basis of basinetsl;
The trader who has least to. do with banket
jnvftritbly comes out best in the 'eridi
Car.ks Lave money when few want it, and se
duce the unwary into enterprises lhat often?
er than otherwise swallows them in tuinj .it
fording no reliof in the hour of triatT
CiT In Mr. Brace's address- te -those ln
terested irt the New York Childrta's Aid!
Society, he alluded to tho ragrsd schools of
England, and ttcted that the great obstacle
with the teaching of poor British; toys-was
the dep.dty ef their ignorancA. "Theyjpnx
zla the instructor with the strangest que,
tions. One would ask whether Egypt waa
standing; another protested that the story of
Joseph was all "flum." They wera perfect
lv In'riailnfiita aa f fKa Prrtlirn V H.-ifi'-1'
conscientiousness in not taking 'the husked
which the swine did eat without asking, ltd
regard to the treatment of the returning pro
digal by his elder brother, they declared' they
liked "t'other beat." All, however, . agreed
in admiring the hospitality of the forgiving
father, and all admired the golden rule, and
said "What a difference we should havet?
A Forthcomiko Wowde. According'
to a correspondent of Herapath's (English)
Journal, steam power is to be superseded by
complement of carriages, at any speed to be
attained by steam power. The tepders aid
boilers of the present engines will be no
longer required, and the new engines, , will
be constructed of the one-fourth the weight,
and at say one-sixth or one-eight the cost,-r-The
wheels and frames of the present en
gines will be available for the new one.-
Cteve. U'rald. -
(r A wo ma a condemned to death in the
reign of Richard 111. lived forty days with
out food or drink. A young lady 15 or IS
years of age, is mentioned in the Edinburg
Medical Essays, who was thrown into each
violent tetanus, or rigidity of the muscles
by the death of her father, that she was un
able to swallow for fifty-four days. A still
more extraordinary account is related or a
man who, on recovering from a fever, had
such a dislike to food of all kinds,, that of
eighteen years he never tasted anything bat
That last id certainly a big story.
Sandwich Islands. A letter from Wash-'
ington of the I6th, says: . ,'.,.
"The Sandwich Islands will be annexed
before the 4th of March next. England
never seriously opposed the annexation, And
the Emperor of tho French having shown
his independence in refusing Mr Soule'e
passage through France, will not seriously
oppose our taking possession of the pearl of:
the Pacific." Vi ';"
What's in a. Name. John QtuirEpy Ad-
ams has just been elected to the Wisconsin
Senate, and Abbott Lawrence has been sen
tenced to the chain gang, at Cincinnati,' for
one month, for stealing a wagoo. ' , .
03"The free banks of Illinois are Of a much
better class, as a whole, than of those of In
diana, and the securities are better. Ji '
per cent. State Stocks only were, taken as 'a
basis for circulation, with Illinois stocks at
20 per cent, below the average market
price in New York for six montha; previpue.-
O-There are now on exhibitien at Belle
ville, 111., a boa constrictor which measures -thirty-two
feet, and is thirty-one inches id
circumference. It was captured in I85K
near theLapata mountains, in Central Afri
ca, after being several times wounded and
finally lassoed. It was brought to Salem,"
Massachusetts, for $7,000, ..: -,:)
Or There will be more hard money men"
in Ohio hereafter than at any former; period
in her history. People are cursing the Bank
swindles in every direction.; The, Demo
cratic doctrine in relation to Banks, and
Banking has stood the teet of timev ;.Who
would'nt prefer gold and silver to the lying
promises of rotten banks? - , lh , i
fjLetters from Russia state that there '
bas been a complete stoppage, within the
last five months, of nearly all the great cot
ton factories, owing tb the difficulty end ex
pense of conveying raw materials; by land,
. fjAn editor out West offers his entirt)
establishment,' subscribers, cconntti ttfc,.
for a clean shirt and a good meal of rict
uals. 'He has been trying the experiment of
endeavoring to.please everybody-' f-1
. Qjr-The Cincinnati Comnureial lays 'ft
new batch o(, counterfeit Xi on the State
Bank of Ohio, is getting into circulatioo.
Look out for them, they are exceedingly
well 'donel"- :"'"- xJX-.; ., ;,-;
j.v.r.iav r.;iH'-im fW'jf:.'--! V''-:v'V'-''',"
0574 young Pole was rescued by the Alliee '
at JJomarsund, who had been banished firt) .
year ago for political ofentei, t f .