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3JioraIs, 3Hi;rl;nmcs, fyt Sftiarkris, (Gtntral SattHignsrt, fjjt fiisaftuindtioii of 1 IJtniocriitit '5riiitii(t; '&r.
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j Business Dtrcctorn.
JTAS. STEWART... -PaEs'T Jcdge.
. J. SHERIDAN ..Cleus C. C. Pleas.
ALISX. PORTER-...-L-Pkos. AttV.
, ,i,;. ( v cocNTiorricEns. ;
JAMES W. BOYD.: .Tbeasuker.
JOHN D. JONES-. ---Sheriff.
ASA a KE ED- T. ItEcpR per .
- JOHN O. BROWN -Coroner.
iJLUKE SELBY, Commissioners.
,'! f V Infirmary
p y Directors.
t -GEORGE W. HILL .Ashlaxd.
ORLOW SMITH '-- Sullivax.
i -J.' McCORMICK. Loudoxville.
,.v 30BOUGH orricEHs.
,,WM. BALSTON Mayor.
VjT. MUSGRAVE Recorder.
, J&W' WALLACK--- -Treasurer.
, Ti p FULKERSON -- Marshall.
H. AMES, - f.
' TRrstEES..
"-.JV llOWStiilKG UOTEt,
"nriLLIAil ZIMMEHMAN. ProprieUr; Rows
. 'V krf,AUndcotitT,Ohia,
, My 31. lWmt-tL
iUV- .-.EMFIBE HOl'SE,. - -A
KROS. Ohio ; G. BAYSOLRS, Proprietor.
- in M Ma
L tu opened HuieU to be called the Miller
Hom direcUr opposite to Sampaell Hume,
', Mmim HUeet, A.ttl.uU, o WPeetS;i,1I0iS,' m
karaoftke public patronage. . MlliUa.
"io. AaaUnd. March Wa, 1S4 44- tl.
i rnag adaraigoed having leased the above house
5" Xroraterm o( years, respectfully solicits a share
i'f ths public patroaage. So effort will he spavcd
bo ailalsteetiiha comfort of all who may lavor
iH withc.lUA : :r.,. .; t p. j. RICE.
, ill. Ki IS IP53. KHtf.
.k aarac l.SN 10tJiSE
m TTAVJNO leased the abova naoied House for a
XX term Of years, the undersigned respectlully
solicit, a .hare ot the pah lie patronage.
ArMkbosiuuvd to make comlortable alUbo.s who
-may favor hint with ."J , osos.
Ashland. 5ov. S3. ie53. S6tf
J' OSEPU' DEYABMAK, having again taken the
above Honse, will be prepared to accommodate
ll hisout friends who may favor him with aca'U
Londonvilla.Kov a3d.lgj3. . g6u
r- XT. B. OTcCAllX
', -iif'r af 1mm, and Jtui
-VT7-I tX prompUy attend to all i Jess entruated
7VV h-. 10Orr.c.,co r of Mai. , and
- Chnrch Streets. - ' June 14, 1654 3tf
Attorney at Law, J --
f oUDORTUXE, Ashland eotfnty, Ohio. Prompt
1a alten-.ion gi to aU co"n"VAW,r
tM leU prufc.aion. Jnwa.H, ltf34 Jti
.TTooran l.wTK.. ., 1
. I . . Tifm, Oki.. , I -.Ud, OA's.
Jtttg't CffMctlm ia 4 rrs CasMsry;
H AVISO formed a copartnership, will give
prompt attention to all business entrusted to
their care t thia and surroundiug counties. Of
c nearly opposit the .SampseU Uouso.
Ashland. yov.S3d. 1853. gfltf
jrir ! CounteUar at Law.
t VSFFICE, on Main Street, 'West of the Samp
V sell Uoose. Ashland, Ohio. . -Asbland.
May 94th. 1854. "ltf
'.Attornri at Lav and Solicitor in Chancery;
-i TTILL attend t all professional business en
. YY trusted to their care, in thiaand adjoining
counties.. Ashland. Nov. 23d Ui3. SOU
' J, W. SMITH,
' illorney and Ceunsellor at Law
"-vFFICK over Drug Store ofSampsell & Co. Busl
J BeM ia this nud neighboring counties prumpt
ay aiisaucu uf. . . .
A.hland, 5ov. 83d. 18S3. ;
raos. r. nasnr. I atax. roarsa.
!-. ' s ;(j jiuft and CnutlUriat Lm. '
W- ILL atteud promptly to all businessentrosted
to their care in this and adjoining counties.
,OHci on corner of Main and Church streets.
A.bland Hov. 83d. 1653. . . gtf
"joBa a.rot.Ton. n n. ai'cojtao.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
-("1FP'JCR on Main street. -over the Store of T.
C. Bashnell, A.hland, Aalilaad County, O.
'' Wovember83d. 1&53. - . SOtf
THO.1118 J. Bl'lL,
X TTORJTEY" AT LAW and Justice of the
U. Peace, Loudonville, Asbland County, Ohio.
JiovsmberSJd. 185X ' SOtf
fi .
,;.:.,: -. a . . U. 11- M. DAVIS,
' -FFKR3 his professional service, to the citizens
1 J of Ashland and vicinity, in the treatment of
- Bore Kyes, Cancer, fractured Bones. Clab Feet,
Km Ll ferson. aiBcted can find bim at
"sjbe Saninset House, during hi. stay in Ashland,
. ansic most necessarily be short at this iijucv .
.Agut 29. 1854. -
J. U.OUS. 91. I-
Tractitiontr of Medicine and Surgery,
ILL giro prompt Uteii-oi to all calls in
bis arofessioa.
Hsve.rilia. JulT 6. 1864. 6f '
v. si. rr.iuK. 7TI. I)..
: -VFFICK opposite P. dt J. Kisser's Store, Main
"Aw Htreet. Asbland, Asbland county, Ohio. ,
. Ashland, Feb. 14, 1654. -
1. CM A!E OT. '..
' ihrras asd Oculist.
FFICB, adjoining Millington'a Drag Store-
i i. Riiuru atore. -
A.hfnd, April 19th. 1845 n48t ' ;
of (as i AVassJ Medicine,
rrtVySO located in kuggles Township, Asbland
, ll etBltt, Ohio, offers his profesuooal services
to the pabljc generally. Prticu tar attention paid
to Chronic diseases. Bheumatism, Liver and Lung
"mplaints. old Bore-, ext.. Cancer. Schtrrona
Sad'cance'roo. Tumof removed
Knife or Cau.uc. . . May 3. lft4. nauti
i ; Practitioner of Medicine and Surgery t
.CJ AVA5SAH. Ashland f -onety. Ohio. Also. Jast
tO ice or the Peace and Sotajry Public.
November 93d. 1653. ott
- '-" . W. SAMPSEL, BI. J-
mnilcvvlTI. nr nut favors. resDectfollV ' an
X Bounces that be has resumed the practice of
Med-clne In all its or an cues, umce in w
fire store of I. B. V. Sampsel dc Co., Asbland, O.
' May 17tb. 1854. : , S2tf
. Prmetnimtr mj MUiane-mnd gmrgery,
-TTT1JLL attend to all business connected witbhis
' VV profession. Office is the Centre of Troy . Asb
dand county. Ohio.. . - - - . Iy46
v- - DUS. 3. P. 4c Mm COWAN
rsKRr, Jeromeville, Asbland county, Ohio.
March Seth. U54. . . 45t
, J"U"17f"HX-s3i.H-3, bo.
firm Hiiililinir Main Btreet. A.hland.
tOtaio. fiold and Steel Pens, and a choice
'jes'srlety of Jewelry,, kept consantlron
aad. November SB, 1853. 83t.
'-)cctnt. :
. In the tropical seas "
There's a beautiful Isle,. , .
Where storms never darken
- The sunlight's soft smilo. ' ' '
There the bjmn of the breese
And the hvmn of tho stream c .
Are mingled in one, ( .
Like soLnd in a dream.
- -" - . - 1 -
There the song-birds at morn,
From thick shadows start,
Lfke musical thoughts,
From the poet's full heart. '
There the song-birds st noon
Sit in silence unbroken, -Like
an exquisite dream
In tte bosom unspoken.
There the flowers hang like rainbows
On wild wood and lea
Ob say, wilt thou dwell
In that sweet Isle with me T '
: In the depths of the sky
There's a beautiful (tar,
. Where no yew casts a shadow "
. The bright scenes to mar.
- There the rainbowa ne'er fade, : -And
the dews ire ne'er dry,"
And a circle ol moons
Ever shines in the sky.
. There the songs of the blest
- 'And the songs of the spheres
. Are unceasingly heard ,- .
Through the infinite years.
There the sort airs float down
From the amaranth bowers, ;.
All fresh with the perfumo
Of Eden's own flowers.
Th3re truth, love and beauty
Immortal will be
Oh aay, wilt thoo dwell ;
In that sweet star with me t
Whes tte " Arinj of the Wcbc'J reach
ed Moro valley, I was too ill to proceed
farther : so I was left at Morotawn, in
the care of a fat priest. I had been at
tached to Col. Harney's command, in
tho capacity of surgeon ; but had ren
dered myself quite useful to Lieut. Em
ory of the Engineers, in making scien
tific observations in relation to the ty
pography of the country; and it was
while assisting him in his geodetic op
erations that I contracted the sickness
that caused uc to be left at tho place I
have mentioned. Moro was a village
consisting of about two hundred houses,
built in that awkward and unskillful
manner characteristic of the people of
Northern Mexico. I waa not well
pleased with the necessity that compell
ed me to remain at that uninviting spot,
while the army wag moving toward San
ta Fe, animated by. the prospect of a
fight with Aruiijo, who, it waa currently
reported, was mating great preparations
to repel the invaders, who were coming
to destroy their property and liberties.
I was naturally ambitious to act a
part in the approaching struggle, and
my anxiety and disapointment served
to increase the low, nervous fever that
had settled upon my system. Father
Gardettc proved to be a good nurse,
and what he lacked in : medical knowl
edge, he made up in bon hommie.
Oae day, after I had begun to conva
lesce, while sitting in the door, a female
on horseback attracted my attention.
The street was-near, and aa she advanced
I had aa opportunity to observe her ap
pearance. ; She was unattended, and
rode at a moderate pace. The grace
fulness of her figure, the ease with which
she managed her horse,' aa well -as the
size and beauty of her animal, made me
regard her approach with interest.
I felt a strong curiosity to see her
face, but it was closely veiled, and my
inquisitive eyes" conld ' not pierce the
thick folds. When she was opposite
the house, however, an audacious puff of
wind removed the churlish gossamer,
giving me a full view of the most inter
estiug features I ' ever saw. With a
small hand neatly gloved, she secured
the fluttering fabric and drew it to its
proper place, but not until her beauty
had fairly facinated me. .
I gazed after the unknown enchant
ress until she had passed from sight, and
sighed to think I might never know
more of her. A young woman on horse
back was not an unusual spectacle, but
it furnished me with material for medi
tation for the remainder of the day.
The padre joked and told laughable sto
ries, according to his wont, but had a
dull and abstracted listener. ' The truth
was that I saw nothing but the pretty
face; wondering, meantime, what kind
of a spirit dwelt in a templo so fair. I
trusted that night and sleep would dis
pel the fancies which the day bad pro
duced, but in that I was signally mis
taken, for the lovely vision followed me
into my dreams, and morning found me
more enchanted than ever. .-
Days passed ; I become well enough
to venture into the street, and finally to
visit the neighboring hills with my rifle.
On one of these .occasions I . wandered
in the direction of the junction of the
Kio 3Ioro and the Sapilio, where the
u Army of the West," liad encamped on
its way to Santa Fe. Having traveled
three or four miles, I sat down to rest
at the mouth of a deep gorge running in
a north-westerl y.courso from the valley,
A larire overhaiiffinc . rock, the top of
which waa covered with moss and shrub
bery, protected my head from tho rays of
the sun, while a cooling breeze blew
down the ravine, ho refreshinff was the
breeze to my tired limbs and heated-face
that I donned myself unreservedly to
the luxury of quietude, and anon drop
ped into a calm sleep.
From that pleasing state of oblivion
I was aroused by tho clattering of hoofs.
Opening my somniferous eyes, I beheld
a man of medium size, mounted upon a
little Mexican nag, which he was back
ing into the gorge where I was seated.
As I had obviously nSt been seen iu my
cozy resting place, . I resolved to stay
where I was and observe the movements
of the intruder. When he had backed
fairly into the ravine, he ceased to jerk
the bridle, and both rider and mustang
remained motionless. . I then more par
ticularly noted she appearance of the
horseman. " His features I could not
seQ, for the reason that his back was to
ward me, but ' I perceived at a glance
that he was armed with pistols and a
short sword, and dressed after a style of
the robber gentry of that portion of the
country; which circumstance naturally
aroused my suspicions in relation to his
character. He was, I doubted not,
waiting to lay heavy tribute upon the
first person who might chance to pass,
unconscious that, possibly, there might
be a " fire in tho rear." '
Presently I heard tho tramp of feet
coming down the valley from the : direc
tion of Vegas, a village a few miles dis
tant from the junction of the Sapilio.
My brigand pricked up his ears imme
diately, and bent over his awkward sad
dle bow to see who came. -
" It's a woman," he m uttered, " and
Dios" he instantly added, it looks
like my "fair senorita !"
A moment- after these words were
Epoken the party who hhd excited their
utterance appeared nearly opposite the
gorge, but quickly stopped in alarm
when she beheld the armed figure ad
vancing. AVhafc was my surprise at" re
cognizing in her the beautiful female
whose appearance and person had so cap
tured my imagination a few days pre
vious. !
The .Mexican immediately spurred
his mustang to her bridle-rein," quite ef
fectually barring her progress. ' :';
' " Ah, my angel !" he exclaimed, " you
cannot imagine what I have suffered
since I met you at Morotown. The Vir
gin keep me iu my wits ! but your beau
ty is marvelous !"
" Pray sir, let me pass my way," re
plied the maiden in very pure English.
" Senorita, how well you speak that
language ! I wonder that you will deign
to epeak in a tone "rspoteu by our ene
mies, resumed tho .Mexican.'-
"If you area gentleman, I trust you
will no longer obstruct the way of an
unprotected female," rejoined the wo
man. -
"Listen to me, dretty damsel, - and
know how much I love you how I have
worshiped the miserable, dirty street in
which I first saw j-ouat Mcro. Conic, I
will woo yon. iu free mountaui style !
You shall be my wife -my princess, my
queen, my aiviuity, ana tne gooaiy
spoils of the valley, which I will drop
trom the tos Americanos, shall be laid
at your fairy feet. Gaily will I dress
you, my handsome ! rich shall be the
tafietas, and the silks, and the laces that
shall deck your pretty figure !" continued
the bandit, with easy, rattliug volubili-
ty. . ,
" I cannot listen to such propositions
this is not fitting time and place. ' I
entreat you to let me proceed," returned
tho- lady, iu a voice which betrayed
much alarm.. , .'
" Not a step do you move, my enchant
ress, until the matter is decided. The
blessed saints themselves have sent you
to me this find day, that I may avow the
passion that consumes mo. Ah, Dois !
I would see under that veiL - Shame it
is to keep so much loveliness concealed !
Lift the niggardly "curtain, lady."
" Nay, now you grow insolent ! Be
ware what you do, or perchance y on will
feel my father's vengeance. Loosen
your hold upon this rein ; I will not
brook farther delay and insult," she ex
claimed,' . struggling to command her
" Not for a dozen " golden' ounces
would I let this opportunity slip through
my fingers. -. And as- for your father's
auger, I care not a straw for. A long
arm must he hare to reach me, and a
foodly posse at his back, to harm me !
Eut I hare no wish to produce hostile
relations. Come raise your face-screen
that I may see yon fairly, and then tell
me whether yoa will make me your fath
er's son-in-law ? A horse shall you
have to ride", and merry men to gallop at
your heels."
I like not such wooiug; it is not iu
accordance with my views and feelings.
Your proposition is preposterous, ab
surd, ridiculous, rude. Turn your mus
tang's head toward Sapilio, and begone
at once. I am losing patience," was the
lady's rejoinder, spoken in a firm tone.
. , ".The Madonna guard us 1 how you
flash your eyes at me I can see the
sparks fly through the veil ! But, lucki
ly such lightning will not kill. Faith,
I'm in earnest,, woman ; I insist ou a
more gracious answer. Tho matter will
not end in a simple chance-meeting, I
assure you," -said the intruder, more im
peratively. " Who are you what is your name
and condition ?" inquired th5 young la
dy, evidently still striving to suppress
her fears.
"You shall know all in good time ; it
will not do to be premature. Go with
me over the mountains and yoa shall
learn." v '
" That I won't do, so let it end the
matter. It will.be useless to detain me
longer. If you would see me, come to
the ranchcria, like a man, and not ob
struct my path like a highwayman.
Now I am sure you are fully answered."
" Answered; but not as I like. - The
power is mine to ictate, . and I shall
net be backward to use it. I will lift
that curtain or I have not the spirit of
a true mountaineer.
The baudit, with a sudden movement,
displaced the veil while he was speaking,
and I again eaw a face of the most rav
ishiug beauty.
Tiie reader will doubtless conclude
that I was in love, and so make due al
lowance for my euthusiasm.
I stepped soitly from my covert, and
as the lady's eye fell upon my person. I
laid my finger upon my lips and " then
pointed significantly to Uncle Samuel's
badges - upon ray shoulders. . The mo
meut I had -finished . this brief panto
mime, I advancad upon tho mouiitaiuecr
noiselessly and suddenly, and thrust the
muzzle of my rifle barrel against his ribs
with an energy that nearly' unhorsed
him. . -
To turn fiercely upon me was of course
his first - movement, exhibiting a most
angry and forbidding face, while he fum
bled for a pistol with his right hand,
which demonstration "I put a stop to by
striking him across the arm with -my
weapon. If Mexican oaths had power
to hurt, I should have been overwhelmed
in an instant, for he poured forth a per
fect storm of them. I was a " fillibus
teriug American, a cussed gringo," and
everything else that he could conveni
ently think of on tho epur of the occa
sion. I ordered him to more off on the
Vegas road,-and very reluctantly he
showed me his back in obedienco to that
mandate. He paused at the distance of
half dozen yards, and spoke to the lady
ia tho language of the country. I did
not fully understand what he said, but
compreheded cuough to "know it was of
a threatening and insolent character.
' Hurry up, " I criedj ' or I may not
let you off as I first intended. Your
impertinence well merits a sound flagel
lation." . .
4 Let me take another look at you,
Senor Gringo, and I will be off. I shall
remember your features-1-! have mark
ed you-? ha 1 - ha ! -" he retorted with a
malicious laugh.
" Do not threaten," I added, holding
my rifle in a peculiar way. ; "I presume
yourplace could soon be supplied, if a
rifle bullet should chanco to run against
you, few tears would be shed by tho peo
ple of the valley."'
" I'm going, Gringo, but as I said,
you'ro a marked man. " He then kissed
his hand to the young lady, saying
" Adios, my pretty saint, wo will talk
this matter over some other time
adios ! "
The mountaineer spurred his mus
tang, and was 30011 hidden from viaw by
a turn in the road. The lady who had
remained silent during this scene, took
occasion to express her sense of personal
obligation to me in a very earnest and
becoming manner. Her voice was sweet
and won upon me almost as much as her
beauty and gracefulness. - I listened
with pleasure, not.uuminglcd with sur
prise, to her correct pronunciation and
pure English. -AVhen she ceased, I made
use of thoge common-place, phrases
which are invariably employed under
such circumstances, the repetition of
which is not needful and. indeed, to tell
the truth, I cannot well recall what I
tUtlmv; for I was strangely confused
when 1 found myself alone with the
lovely unknown who had engrossed, all
uuwittingly, so many of my thoughts fdr
the past few days.
I perceived that she was greatly agi
tated also ia consequence of the rude
ness which she had encountered ;' so that
when she invited me to call at the ran
chcria, in order, that she might moro
properly express her sense of gratifica
tion, I like a stupid fellow, did not think
to ask where the ranchcria 'might be, or
who I should inquire for. Well, the
consequence was, that she had ridden
awav and left me a lonrr distance- tie-
hind, before I thought of my error.
The reader may fully believe that I
reproached myself in measured terms
for such a palpable oversight. The ' la
dy either supposed that I knew" where
her residence w: s, or had, in her per
turbation, forgotten that important par
ticular. To follow her . to the ranchcria
in question, was then not to be thought
of, for I was several miles from Moro,
and she rode fast enough to 'preclude
the possibility-of doing so, had the dis
tance been much less. .
I retraced my steps to the padre's, my
mind iu a strange state of perplexity.
The second appearance of tho unknown
had quite finished the work of enchant
ment which commenced when I first
caught a glimpse of . her face in the
street. . For the next few days I walked
the town of Moro with a patience and per
severanee,which,'in a worthy cause, would
certainly have been deemed commend
able. : But there was not a house among
the two hundred composing the town,
which I thought good enough to be the
residence of my senorita ; and then I re
membered that sho had spoken of " the
rancheria,"- and ' concluded that ' it
might be at the- lower end of the valley,
or even farther. K, ..; .
Tho unity and consistency of my story
now compels me to speak about Father
Gardettc my kind friend and entertain
er. The padre owned a very superior
horse of American breed which he had
purchased of Mr. Bonny, a gentleman
from the States, who had been settled
in that part of the country for several
months. The animal was indeed a fine
one, and the pride of ownership, was
quite excusable. Beside the padre's
steed, the -Mexican nags shrunk into
colts, scurvy and stunted at that. . Even
my own horse, which I considered one
of the best (although he had been lame
a week, on account of losing a shoe and
injuring the hoof,) waa somewhat inferi
or in looks if not. in speed; but about
the latter I was in doubt, as their paces
had not been tested in the way of rivalry.
"' Gardette had many offers for his ani
mal, but always refused to part -with
him; or had set his value at a figure so
high that no purchaser could be found.
Well the second day after the ssuue
up toward the Sapilio, the pad: c return
ed from a ride' iu high spirits. V
" What do you think I have done? "
he exclaimed, slapping me vigorously, on
the shoulder. .... , " '
" Don't know gone crazy, perhaps, "
I replied.'.
" Come, I have heard that the grin
gos, (Yatkees) are good at guessing;
gucssf- added the padre. .
" I guess you have taken too much
arganlicnte. " ' . . . '
V ' tVirtL have sold my fine horse, my
great hoTse, my Landsoiuc horse, Hi Ho
nor I "espoiided Gardette, triumphant-
iy- ,v - :..: "
" For hew much ? " I asked.
" Hov much do you suppose now ? "
" Two huudred dollars." .
" Fio,' doctor ! . do you imagine I
would sell, my great horse, my. noble
horse, for. such a paltry sum ? By my
rosary ,no! . I have sold him for -five
huudred." . . - ;
" A good bargain ; and in fact, many
will say .that you have received more
t!,au hq; is worth. But it appears you
have not delivered him yet, 1 see him
pawing up the dirt at the door. "
' I oiQ going now to deliver him and
get the dollars. I thought I would call
iu passing aud tell you the good uews. "
While the padre was mounting,. I in
quired who he had traded with. '
V " To ..one of Iny .own profession a
priest trout ban Jligucl," was his reply.
" Ah 1 good padre, how cau you cheat
the cloth-so I returned banteringly.
Gardette smiled, twinkled his ,nlerry
eyes, said ptix vobiscum, and rode off. -Ho
waa gone a long time, it was dark be
fore he returned. But what a change
iu the man ! The good nutur.e was all
out of him--his rubicund. lips no longer
smiled, his eyes no longer sparkled with
satisfaction. . But. the ii.n3r man had not
changed more than the outer, for he was
cased in the most dirty, vi.lainous rags
that I ever saw, even 011 a lazy Mexican.
Without knowing the nature of his mis-"
fortunes, I burst into a hearty la.ugh the
moment I beheld him.
"What?" I exclaimed, "have yoa
sold your clothes also ? "
"Ah, Dios, Doctor! I have fallen
among thieves, " he replied, in a dolor
ous voice. Wo is me that I have sold
my horse, my great horse ! "
" " Explain,". I said, striving to repress
my mirth; ' ' ' : '
- " I sold my horse to a priest, as I
told you, and'was to meet him and his
servants oa tho Vegas road, just beyond
the last house, aud receive the money."'
Not finding hiiu where I expected to, I
galloped ou toward the Sapilio. Pres
ently sstue nM rushed fi bin a gorge,
seized my horse by tho bridle, and or
dered me to dismount. There was no
alternative but to obey, for a fellow
held a carbine at my breast. I was then
forced to exchange garments with oae of
them for these filthy rags, after which I
was laughed at, punched under the ribs
with the barrels of their cscopitas, aud
otherwise maltreated. The rascals then
left me taking my horse, my great hoi se,
my handsome horse. May they fry in
purgatory ! " '
"This comes of your priest. " I re
marked. He looked at mo inquiringly.
" You sold your horse to a mountain
robber," I added.
" May 'he die without unction, and
may no masses be said over his grave !
Ah, that I should live to be tracked by
a mountaineer ! But I will have jus
tice!" cried the excited padre. .
" How will yoa get it ? Not from
the authorities, certainly' for they have
nothing to do with justice," I remarked.
" Very true", ours, is the worst couu
try iu the world. All our rulers are
corrupt." '
. " It is rumored that Govenor Armln
go.himsalf sometimes lets' tho Navajoes,
Eutaws aud Apcches loose 'upou such as
fair under his displeasure "
" Yes, "we are bad enough off here. I
hope the Uuited States will do bejter by
us see that justice is done, and drive
out the mountaineers." ,
, The padre's horsa was evidently gone,
aud lost, and we straightway fell to de
vising various schemes for its recovery,
and the detection of the adroit thief.
We talked till a late hour, but settled
upou no given plan of conduct. The
subject was renewed in the moruiug, and
being determined in- relation to the
course to be pursued, I took a stroll
about town" to see if exercise would not
promote thought. I had forgotten it was
Sabbath, until I drew near a chapel, and
perceived by the people entering that
mass was being said. I went in with,
the rest, ' treating, myself to a liberal
sprinkling of consecrated water at ' the
door after the fashion' of those around
me. The services, though impressive
and interesting at first, grew monotonous
after" a time, and I was on the point of
leaving the place, when I was forcibly
struck with the graceful, symmetrical
figure of a closely veiled female standing
near the alter. .
My heart, I faucy, gave a few random,
extra thumps against my side when iny.
eyes rested upon her ; for I felt well per
suaded that my' enchantress'1 was again
before me. Near her waa a tall m ilitary
looking man,' who held a broad sombrero
iu his band. His back was toward me,
so that I could make no estimate of his
age or looks, but bean, at once, To feel
jealous of him. I tried to press my way
nearer the parties, but could not for tho
crowd, many of whom were annoyed aud
angry at my efforts.
.. While I was pushing an'd elbowing,
my fair unknown and gallant made a
quiet and unobstructed egress from the
chapel, leaving me fastened between two
fat Mexican women, like a wedge, I ex
tricated myself in time to see a soberly
dressed person follow them, or at least,
go out immediately behind them. When
I reached the open air, my immorata and
her gentlemen were riding away, and the
individual alluded to was infantilis; a
mustaun;, which I had observed hitched
near the door at the time of my entry.
He gave me one stare as he .clattered
down the street, and I recognized the
mountaineer. .
' I hurried after him as fast as I could
on foot, but to my chagriu all three soon
doubled a corner, and passed oat of ray
sight. ; My purpose was instantly form
ed to hastcu home, get my horse, arid re
new the pursuit in the same direction ;
and therefore ten minutes had scarcely
elapsed before I was trotting briskly to
ward the street I intended to follow.
Soou I came to two or three roads, -or
more properly bri-'al paths, running iu
opposite directions, all of which were as
crooked ' as can well be imagined. Of
courso l was at fault! While I was look
ing this way and that, in hopes to see the
flutter of a ribon, or a-cloud cf dust, or
something of. that sort to indicate my
way, I saw a man sitting on a rock di
rectly in the angle of the roads.
. (concluded next week.) '- ' '
A touching instanco of this character
istic trait occurred at the late emrajic
meiit between a small war party of the
Chippewas, and a great superior party
of Sioux, near Cedar Islan t Lake. The
Chippewas, who were en route for. a
scalping foray upon the, Sioux villages
ou t ie Miuesota, here fell iuto an ambus
cade, and the first notice of dangdr
which saluted their ears was a discharge
of fire- arms frutn a thicket.. .Four of
their number . fell dead in their tracks.
Another, named War Cloud, a leading
brave had a leg broken by a bullet." ' His
comrades were loth to leave h':m, ' and
when their assailants were reloading
their guns, aUtnit edto carry him along
with t tie 111 to where they could gain the
shelter of a'lhicket, a short distance in
the rear. But he commauded them to
leave him, telling them he would show
his enemies how a Chippewa could die.
At his request, they seated him ou a log,
with his back leauiug against a tree.
He then commeuced paiuting his face
aud singing his death song. " As his-ch-emies
approached he only sang a louder
aud livelier strain, aud wheu several
had gathered ; around h'uui flourishing
their scalping . kaives, and screeching
forth their yells of exultation, not a look
or gesture manifested that" lie was aware
of their presence. At length they seized
him and tore his scalp from his head.
Still sealed with his back against a large
tree, they commenced shooting their .ar
rows into the trunk around his head, gra
zing his cars, neck, &c., until they liter
ally pinned him fast, without Lav.ng once
touched a vital part. Yet our hero re
mained the same imperturable stoic, cou
tmuiug to chant his defiaut. straiu, and
although one of the number flourished
his. rk-iuggealp before his eyes, still not
a single expression of his countenance
could be observed to change. At last
one of the number approached him with
a tomahawk, which with a few unheeded
flourishes he buried iu the captive's
skull, who sank in death with the song
still upon his lips. He had indeed suc
ceeded well iu teaching his enemies " how
a Chippewa could die." A few days af
terwards, they were taught how a Chip
pewa could be avenged. hit. Paul
Dcmoc at.
Individuals and nations are alike suc
cessful and prosperous in proportion as
they have high and decisive purposes iu
thjir lives, towards the consumation ol
which they resolutely bend their steps.
Without such purposes such : definite
goals in view both are drifters on the
tide of circuuistautes. the sport of what
ever wind or current is forhe hour pre
dominant. We have met not a few men,
toiling aud struggling hard enough, but
always unsuccessful and what they at
tribute to har.i, evil destiny, was, plain
ly a want of chart aud compass to their
own lives. They were trusters to the
chances of fortune men who saw 110 fix
ed laws regulating the temporal condi
tions of man, according to the cousecu
tiveucss aud unity of his labor : persons
ever ready to try any bait which, for tho
momeut, seemed most alluring. ..They
never well considered a path, nor pursued
a venture resolutely to the end.
; The "proverb of " the rolling' stone
gathers no moss" was, and is the secret
of many " unfortunate " hard-toilers in
the world. There is a time in life when
every man should appoint his courseand
follow it with earnestness and faith ;' aud
if it be houest, ten to one it, will prove
profitable as honorable, in the end. , Af
ter a propej- adaption of a man to his
toil 'or profession, little is requisite to a
triumph but a steady pursuit of it.
The humblest trades . and : avocations
have awarded competence and honor to
those vvho made them the fixed purpose
iu effort, however houest and earnest
or it may curse a man even more than
idleness and to do a humble work well,
ia better than to fruitlessly attempt to
do the greatest enterprises. -iV. ; . Y.
Minor. r .. , ... . ' .. ..:!
Eloquent Extract. Tho sea, the
great world of waters, is the largest of
cemeteries, and its slumberers sleep with
out a monument.' All grave-yards, in all
other lauds show symbols of distinction
betweeu the great aud small, the rich aud
poor; but iu that, ocean cemetery the
kiug aud clown, the prince aud the peas
aut are all alike undistinguished. The
waves roll over all the same requiem
sung by the minstrelry of the ocean is
suug to their honor. Over ; their, re
mains tho. same storm beats, and the
same sun shines ; aud there unmarked,
the weak and the powerful, the plumed
and onhonored, will sleep on, until
awaTceiiodTjy tho same trump, wlien the
sea will give up its dead.
. jS2gT"Keep in good spirits. It helps
on digestion, sweetens sleep, makes you
acceptable to the ladies, keeps your hair
from turning grey, and most generally
gets your feet iuto the goldeu boots of
matrimonv. 1
We like to look upon a healthy wo
man she is a prodigy iu the nineteenth
century. Wherever you go you see
scores and hurdreds of sploeuy, sickly,
feeble girls, -who can hardly master cour
age to make their beds wash their faces,
or drive au intruding cow from the yard.
Tell them about early rising, fresh air,
and healthy. exercise, and they heave a
sigh as long as the moral law, and are
ready to faint away. You expect them
to get up before day to work in the
kitchen to breath the fresh air of morn
ing ! Preposterous and absurd ! They
have never seen the sun rise, and would
hardly know but tho: euu continues to
shine forever, if it were not for the al
uiauais and their grandmothers.
No wonder every year sweeps to the
grave so many young women who have
bjeu sikly and efletmxate ever since
they were born into the world ; and death
will continue to select them as his vic
tims till they learn their duty, and pur
sue that course which insures health,
strength and loiiglife. Our great grand
parents lived to a great age aud never
thought of lying down to die, till they
had, at least reached the. meridian of
life. They were strong happy, . and
heartv. Why? ' They rose earily,
worked like beavers, and never spent the
midnight hours iu dancing. --. ;
Instead of being frightened at a mouse
at their feet, a beetle on their neck, a
fly's foot on their arms, in the absence
of their fathers aud husbands, they
would load their guns, and shoot bears
aud catamounts, aud keep at bay a party
of savages.- How have there daughters
degenerated? What female is there
now a days who wouldu'trun from a gun
even if it had no lock. ' The ladies of the
olden '- times outlived their husbands
years and years. - How is it now ? Wid
ows are few aud far between. .- It was
no singular thing for our grandmothers
to have three or four husbands iu the
course of their lives. Now it is the re
verse. Men have about so many wives
-diseases of late have been so fatal among
the female sex. Do you know the cause?
It is found in listless idleness, inactivity
late hours, thiii shoes, muslin dresses, a
horror of fresh morning air, aud iu that
detestable stuff stiehed iu pink aiid yel
low covers,, whitch is flooding our 'coun
try,..' If they will do.uothing elsa young
ladie3 will set aua raa trom moruiug till
night, that sickly," sentimental, impure,
aud licentious, trash that is thrown in
such abuudarce from the press. : This
shrivels tho mind, wraps- the affections,
chills tho better feelings, aud makes the
life wretched beyoud description. Let
females look into this subject, and act
like reasonable beings, aud 'we should
see quite a - different state of thing.
We should hear of no fainting away,uo
sickly consumption, no affection, of lungs
no elopements, aa 1.0 suicidea,
OLD." .
What a volume of thought is awaken
ed by these words of the: ld poet-king
of Israel especially when, as we repeat
them, we find ow own experience cor
resoondinff with his We wese young a
long time ago, and" all; "youth's. delieious-
dreamiugs, and exquisite nopesyand. cher
ished illusions,, have been oura. We
looked out upon the' world as a fair and
beautiful life garden, whose every green
ghoot was to bear some fragrant flower
or luscious fruit. How we revelled in
the anticipations of friendships and loves
that seemed to beckon na to their bosom !
How we rejoiced in the confidence of
achievements and triumphs that awaited
us in life 1 - How we built our castles in
the air with all the assurance that men
ever felt when building ou granite or ad
amant. But we are getting old. Gray hairs
are springing here and there, where for
merly flaxen ringlets toyea ana aaniea
with the breeze,. . Pains and weakness
of the body remind us ot departed buoy
ancy and vigor; the friends of our youth
are vanished ; the dreams ot youth are
ove- and gone ; the golden haze of the
future has given place to cold, gray
clouds, and wintry winds moan around
the decaviujr tabernacles of flesh. . Hap
py is it for those who, while growing old,
have been laying up a treasure of sweet
and virtuous memories, aud can look for
ward to the close of life, as to ly;ng down
to a calm aud . peaceful night's rest in
expectation of, a bright . aud glorious
Who are they ? The toiling millions.
the laboring men and. women, the iar
lner, the mechanic, artisan, the inventor,
the producer far from it.' These arc
nature's nobility,' God's ; favorites, The
salt of the. earth. No matt r whether
they are high or low in station, f tch or
poor in pelt', conspicuous or humble in
position they" are surely tho S upper cir
cles, -in the order of nature, whatever the
factitious distinctions of society, fashion
able or uufashionable, may, decree. It
is not low, it is the highest duty, priv
ilege and pleasure, for the great man,
and the whole-souled woman to earn
what they possess, to work their own
way through life, to be the architects of
their own fortunes. Some may rank the
clashes we have alluded to as only rela
tively low ; and iu fact the middling
classes. . We insist they are absolutely
the very highest. " If there is a classf of
human beings on ' earth, who may be
properly denominated low, it is composed
of those -who- speud - without earhiug,
who consume without producing, who
dissipate on the earnings of their fathers
or relatives without being or doing any
thing in and of themselves. - "
We are all mariners on this aoa of life t . 1
Aud they who climb ab ,ve us up tho shrouds,
Hare only in their overtopping place.
Gained a ln'oie daugeroui station and foothold
More insecure'.' .' " ' ' ' ' " '
3gJWhen is soup likely to run out
of a sauce pan ? When it leaks.
Some one writing for the - Masonfo
Mirror has drawn a charming picture of
a homo loving, child-loving mother :
" We must draw a line, aye a broad
line, between her and the frivolous but
terfly of fashion, who flits from ball to
opera and party, decked in rich robes,
aud followed by a train as hollow tod
heartless as herself. She who, forgetful
of the holy task assigned ' Ler, neglects,
those who have beeu given her in charge,
and leaves them to the care of hireling,
while she pursues her giddy round of
aniusementa .. ..',.,,,
" Not so with our home mother! bless
ings be on h:t head."' The' heart warms
to see h: r '.a her daily routine of pleasant
duties. . How pleasantly she sits, day af
ter day, shaping aud sewing some little
article for use and adornment for her lit
tle flock! And how proud and pleased
is each little recipient of ber kindness I
How the little faces dimple with pleas
ure, and the bright eyes grow still bright
er as mamma decks them with her own
hands, in the new dress she Las made I
How much warmer and more comforta
ble they fcel, if minima wraps them np
before thoy go to school I ' No one bather
can warm the mitts and overshoes, or-
the comforter .round theirnecks!
" There is a peculiar charm about alS
she docs, the precious mother. They-
could not sleep, nay, for that matter,,
she could not, if she failed to visit their
chamber, and with ber own soft hands -
arrange them comfortable -before she ' 1
slept ! Her heart thrills with gratitude. -to
her Creator -as she looks on those
sweet blooming faces, and when their
prayers are done, imprints a good night-
kiss on each little rosy mouth. ' it may
he, too, a tear will ktart for ond little
nestling laid in its chill narrow, bed, for.
whom her maternal care is - no longer
needed. It sleeps, though the sleet and1
snow descend, and the wild witter winds
howl arcar.d itshad. It needs no long- .
er her tei.der care I A mightier armi
enfolds it ! It is at rest I She feels and
knows that it isright, and bends meekly
to the hand that sped the shaft, and tarns
with a warmer love, if it be possible, to-
thoee little ones who are left to lovc-i
How tenderly she guards them from dan
ger, and with a strong, untiring lore, she .
watches by their bedside when they are
ill ! Blcsit igsbe on the gentle home--loving
mother: Angels will look with...
love upou ber acts. Her children shall,
rise ep and call her blessed, acd the.
memory of her'kindly deeds will Il'oldX
her as a garnienl."". . '".. ,,., '
"The moon tookt ciliuly dowa, when aaVa tarn .
The- earth still holds h it way .. ,
Flower breathe their perfume, aad the winded
1 . keep sighing. . - -Ifrns
seem to pai se or tay.
Clasp- the baud meekly over the stilP
breast, they've no mere work to do.
Close the weary eyes, there are no more
tears to shed ; part the damp locks, there's,
no more pain to bear. . CI -d is the ear
alike to love's kind voice and calumny's1
stinging whispers .. ' . V, - ,,
Oiir ifin that still heart yoa haVe
ruthlessly planted thorn ; if from thati.
pleading eye yoa have turned carelessly"
away; if your loving glance and kindly -word
and clasping hands have come all",
too late, then ; God forgive jou I "No -frown
gathers oa the marble bro as
you gaze no scorn earls the chiselled '
lip na flush of wounded feelings mounts -the
bine-veined tesaples. . . . , i
: God forgive jwjl I for jour feet tool
must shrink appalled from death's cold,
river your faltering tonnge asks, " CanU
this be death ?" Your fading eye ling-'
ers lovingly en the -sunny earth; your -clainnty
hand yields its last faint pre-'
sure j your sinking pulse gives its feeble -flutter.
- - ' ,
i Oh, rapacious grave! yet another
victim for thy voiceless keeping 1 What 1
not a word of welcome from all the house
less sleepers? no warm greeting - from'?
a sister's loving lips ? no throb of pleas--ure
from - the . matercal bosom f Silent -all
I . .' - .- -" -
Oh, if those broken links were never"
gathered up if beyond death's swelling
flood there was no eternal shore if for'(
the strugling bark there was no sort of"
peace if athwart the lowering'" cloud.,
sprung no bright bow of. promise!. . t ?
; Alas;! for love if this be all - . . f"
' And naught beyond oh ! earth' ' '
.-.!.; - .. Faurifrerm.t.
The . spirit of tree religion 1 breathes,
mildness and' affability. -' It gives a na-
tive, unaffected ease to the behavior.-
It is scciol, kind, and cheerful ; far re
moved from that gloomy and illiberal1,
superstition which clouds the brow, sharp--
ens the temper, dejects the spirit, and.
teaches men to fit themselves for anoth
er world, only by neglecting the con- -
cerns of this. -'.".
If the' sun were a globe- of gold, and!
each" star a diamond the moon - a balL
of silver, and the earth a pearl of great,
value, one soul would be worth more than
they all; and yet the sinner values his.
soul less than a few rusty silver dollars, "
or the transitory pleasure of sin for a sea
son. " ;-. - . - ' -'" '- - . ' -
Down ahoxq the Dead Me,:. What " ;
a mighty processiou has - been marching
toward the grave during. the ' past yesr.
At the usual estimate, more Shan 31,
000,000 of the world's population hava
gone down to the earth again, place
them in long array and they will give t, -moving
column of more than thirteen
hundred to every mile of the globe's cir
cumference t Only ' think of it ; ponder
and Iqpk- upon these astounding oompa- -tations!
What a fipeetaole, ftp 'they
' move on,' tramp, trampJbrword ! up
on this stupendous wrfc t " .

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