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iuai speaKs oi oife tvjiorfQ wml IsftiU of tears.
And yet it is a conquered grief that Kits '
On that grave 1r6w-a grief that wsircelT rita
Into thy youth. Tim shadow of thv doom
Across the sweetness of that faco "
tangs its sad twilight. Iu tliese lines I trace ,
That thou and sorrow most familUafe.
au, near one i was there, then, no kindly .star
Io fhinc upon the birth or one so rare,
And savo tho best we had to love, from care 1
Ihe answer isGo, read it on her tomb,
To watch the long bright hours liuger bv;
To see the rosy tluslt)f Morning break "
O'er shore and sea, o'er upland, hill and lake;
To see tho Even darken,.det'pi3i, die;'
To net theMou!! her uightlv dutv ake,
The Mift grave glorv or her royalty;".
While ovennure on hunrt nnd'lip antLeyo
, U1B ipu'-nwf W something lfgt, (,r gone.
No glory in ine goeii afitunm air, "
mi joy in me a lieu ixiurs tola om ty one.
This is the ln ay cross the abs'iit l-ar !
of the niht, Vf
are genis uf the
ti are dew-lrop.s hoe lustr
Ami ravkt-s that uiht , that nioniuij
When n 1h.hu in vour eje lights uj
H K. I in
And the fharp thorn of sorrow Miilm dwp iu the
Till the suoet lip of woman assuages the smart :
'Tis hers o'i r the couch of misfortune to bund,
In foudiit-ss a lover, iu tiiinncro a friend
And adorn'd by the Imys or enwrcath'd with the
Her smile is our meed, andherboinonr pillon.
THE UNKX'jWS HECl'ES.
Others there were, lMroes, though all unknown,
Their names unblazou'd on Fame's glorious roll,
No epitaph is theirs, no bronze, no stone ;
Their deeds uuMiug, their patriot deaths un
shewn. Yet hearts tdill throb that keep their me-morv
With Mleut Mghs and Mileiuu tears unseen.
RESTORED TO LIFE.
In tho year 171)7, Monsieur de Feron,
widower, an advocate in good practice
and reputOj res-iiied at Marseilles with
an only child who had just completed
her nineteenth year.
Mademoiselle Mathilde de Feron, be
ing a young lady of great personal at
traction, amiable disiKsition, and by no
means a dowerless maiden, had, as a
matter of course, a crowd of admirers,
among them a certain MonsieurEugene
de Beaurepaire, Lieutenant of Cuiras
siers, a gentleman of good family and
distinguished apiearance able to hold
his own both in the ball-room and in
It was not surprising, therefore, that
even the belle of Marseilles should lis
ten to his vows with a willing ear, nor
that her father, Avell informed as to this
military pretendant's position and pros
pects; should give him the cordial wel
come of a son- in-law exjicctant.
So far, the course of this true love run
very smooth indeed. The lieutenant
possessing and exercising all the right's
of a future husband, meditated j-erious-ly
Iiow best to Obcluse, -whether bv let
ter or interview love made hini ner
vous and timid the news of his project
ed marriage to his relatives; the whole
town looked forward to the approaching
nuptials as to a festival, when down
came au order from the Minister of War
directing him to hold himself ready
for foreign service.
The next morning at a very early
hour he presented himself at Monsieur
de Feron's resilience, and communicat
ed the distressing news. He himself
was iu despair Mathilde in speechless
grief even her father wasoverwhelmed
at the intelligence, but when the first
shook was over, some feeble glimmer
ings of hope began to revive. The lieu
tenant talked of hastening the marriage
and taking his wife with him. Mon
sieur de Feron would not listen to it.
He then offered to resign his commis
sion. " An act of consummate folly," repli
ed his senior, who in the meantime was
calmly resolving upon a line of action.
'The engagement shall continue,"
he said, at length, " but you must wait
for matrimony until you return from
" Refusing to entertain for a moment
Beaurepaire's final proposal to marry
Mathilde forthwith, and leave her in
her father's care, he continued :
41 You are both very young, two or
three years' separation will only test the
strength of your affection, and eventu
ally vou will be the happier for this
The usual protestations of love and
constancy were exchanged. The moon,
so friendly to lovers, witnessed their
vows, as they sat beneath a fragrant
orange tree laden with flowers. They
ftxca the hours in which they should
think of one another, and ended by
agreeing to think of each other always,
and as the lieutenant imprinted a pas
sionate farewell on the lips of his beau
tiful mistress, she murmured :
"Oh, Eugene! if I wore dead your
kiss would recall me to life!"
And with these strange words they
Six veare passed away. In the year
1803, Major Eugene de Bcaurpaire land
ed at Cherbourg, and on the thirteenth
of August arrived at his mother's house
Hard fighting and hard fare had been
our heroe's portion since his love mak
ing days at Marseilles, three times se
verely wounded, once left for dead on
the field, and for tho last two years a
prisoner in England.
Madame do Beaurepaire welcomed her
son as one risen from the dead ; but af
ter the first transports of this happy re
union were over, she noticed a strange
sorrow and disquiet in his looks and
preoccupation in his replies. He en
deavored to account for it on the plea of
Six years' hardship had perhaps left
their mark behind, but he did not add
that a decent pretext for tearing himself
away, and hastening on the wings of
love to Marseilles, would effect a mar
Tho very first moment he could frame
an excuse for his departure, he secured
a place on the maile-post for Marseilles,
and on the 21st of August threaded his
way once more through the well known
streets toward Monsieur de Farou's resi
dence. The door was opened by a eervant in
" Mon'sieur de Faron is dangerously
ill, and the doctor has forbidden him to
receive visitors," said the man.
"And Mandemoiselle Mathilde?"
faltered De Beaurepaire.
"She has becu married more than
three years, sir, to Monsieur Le Moine,
tho Judge de-Paix. Ah, sir !" lie added,
at last recognizing themajor, "we heard
you were killed in Egypt."
"Is Madame Le Moine living in Mar
seilles V he asked, with a tremendous
eflortto appear calm.
The man hesitated.
"Five days ago,sir, she died. Shewaa
buried yesterday at St. GervaiB."
De Beaurepaire heard him finish
the Eontoncc, and then fell senseless to
When he recovered he found himself
stretched on a couch, in a room he well
remembered. He lay there pale, mo
tionless, and full of thought not indulg
ing in vague useless repining, but evi
dently absorbed in the arrangement of
some plan for many hours after the do
rnestios summoned to his assistance had
In fhe opening: he left the 'house, and
directinc his steps toward the church of
.'ShjTJervais, ascertained from the beadle
thcjffliime.pf ,the .cemetery in which
ManiiTieMoihc 'Jiad been 'buried.
Wfranjglit hcroiised upthoguar
dian r the -'e&metery, and 'offered him
two'thousand 'francs to open the coffin
'of th6 deceased lady, and allow him to
gaze nvelniiiut'iis on her features.
Tho sum was teiilptifigj but the man
was either scrupulous or fearful; he
hesitated for a long time. Eugene's
tearsiindpassionatO infreati6s, added to
thesight of themoricy, finally prevailed,
and armed "with spade, pickaxe and lan-'
tern,' Hie pair set out on their strange
"It was abright moonlightnight &ot
a word was exchanged on either side.
De-Beaurepaire'fj thoughts had graveled,
back to that nigltt wlien tlicsame briglit
orb which ii.ow guided himandliis com
panion through the mazy windings of
the cemetery, had witnessed thechastc
vowrt'of the two loverS beneath the or
ange tree. - . '
The grave-digger silently .pointed out
sraiewly-"raised mound. Silently vet
the collln on to the green sward beside
ine grave. IX- Ueuurepaire fell. on his
knees beside it, and raising it in his
arms, gazed down sadly on that loved
countonaco. Suddenly thc memorv of
their lat parting, of her last words,
flashed across his bewildered brain, and
winding his annsaround her, he pressed
upon Iter dead lips that kiss which she
had fondly said would recall her to life.
The next instant he was seized with a
fit of trembling, then starting up still
holding the corpse in his arms, he lied
away over the tombs with a cry that
thrilled through the heart of his" terri
The grave digger started up in pursuit,
but De Beaurepaire, in spite of his
heavy burden, ran witli supernatural
swiftnessj besides being favored by the
inequalities of the grout.d that he was
soon lost to view.
All that unhappy accomplice could do
was to return to the grave horror-stricken
at his crime replace the coffin, and
remove, as far as possible, every trace
of the sacrilege, lie then went home
and awaited what daylight might bring
forth, with feelings far from enviable.
But the next day came ; weeks,
months, years rolled on, and nothing oc
curred to justify the grave apprehen
sion4, he felt for he result of that memo
rable night's work.
At regular intervals, the widower,
Monsieur La Moine, came to pray over
his wife's grave, and to hang garlands
on her tomb. At such times he was
stealthily watched by the gravedigger,
who remembered with certain qualms
of remorse and apprehension that the
mourner was weeping over an empty
Five years afterwards, namely, in the
year 1S0S, the gravedigger lay upon
his death-beil. The doctor informed
him that any worldly affairs requiring
his attention had better be dispatched
The heaviest sin upon his conscience
was that midnight robbery of the church
yard, and of this he resolved to ease
himself at once, by disclosing the whole
affair to the injured widower. Unfor
tunately he died before the statement
could be reduced to writing; and with
him almost all hope of bringing his ac
complice to justice.
Monsieur Lo Moine, however placed
the affair in the hands of the police, and
their first step was to verify the state
ment of the dying man. The grave
wjw opuncd, and the collln found empty.
Tltey Ucxl uso-rt.iiMl from, ilio luttllli
of St. (Jervais that Major de Beaurepaire
whom he knew well by sight had
made particular inquiries about five
years previously, about the burial place
of Madame Le Moine.
The description given by the grave
digger of his companion corresponded
in every particular with the personal
appearance of that oltlcer; and it was
moreover well known in Marseilles that
he had been deeply attached to the de
The police thought they had a clue.
the next thing was to" ascertain the
movements of the major.
The date of his return from England
was produced at the War Office the 13th
of August, 1803, just eight days before
the perpetration of the sacrilege. He
had subsequently been ordered to Italy ;
the day of his departure was duly re
corded, and from minute inquiries set
on foot, it was ascertained beyond a
doubt that he was then accompanied by
a lady closely veiled. Finally he was
traced to Strasburg, where he was then
living openly with a lady who passed
as Madame de Beaurpaire, and this per
son unquestionably bore a striking like
ness to the deceased Madame Le Moine.
The cause before the tribunals, and
the novelty of the case excited universal
attention. Madame de Beaurepaire had
to appear and answer any question that
might be put to her. When confronted
by Monsieur Le Moine, she appeared
astounded at the assertions of that gen
tleman. Monsieur de Feron, who was sum
moned from Marseilles, was so struck
by the extraordinary resemblance to
his daughter, that he burst into tears ;
but as the lady, instead of evincing any
corresponding emotion, surveyed him
with a look of cold surprise, he was too
bewildered to express an opinion either
Papers were produced setting forth
that Madame de Beaurcparie was the
child of French parents long settled in
Canada ; that alter their death she had
been sent by her friends to England,
where Major de Beaurcparie, at that
time a prisoner on parole, had married
The documentary evidence seemed
satisfactory. At all events Monsieur Le
Moine made no attempt to invalidate it;
possibly because any effort in that direc
tion would have been nugatory so long
as hostilities continued between France
On the other hand several inhabitants
of Marseilles, who had known Madame
Le Moine previous to, and subsequent
to her marriage, swore to her identity.
Her husband certainly the least like
ly to be mistaken never once wavered
in his belief that Madame de Beaure
paire and his supposed deceased wife
were one and the same person.
Pamphlets were exchanged between
members of the faculty to prove that tho
supposed death might have been a case
of lethargy; but the hourswere reckoned
in which "Madame Le Moine must have
existed in this state, and it appeared
that no instance of so prolonged a trance
could be adduced.
Major de Beaurepaire contented him
self with saying very little; and if pres
sed upon the subject, candidly acknowl
edged that when he first made his wife's
acquaintance, he was attracted by a re
semblance perhaps more fancied than
real to the young lady he had known
some years before at Marseilles.
The pleadings terminated on both
sides, and the day fixed for the final
judgment of the case arrived.
2o one doubted which way the ver
dict would go, nor that Monsieur Le
Moine would be baflled in his strange
pursuit of another man's wife. This
gentleman, however, as the sequel will
show, by no means despaired even then
of establishing his claim.
The court was crowded. All the mem
bers of the tribunal were assembled,
when Monsieur Le Moine, leading a lit
tle girl by the hand, quietly threaded
his way toward a table in the centre of
the hall, where Madame de Beaurepaire
sat, her face buried in her hands.
A little hand gently pulled hers away,
and a little voice said, sadly:
"Do not leave me again, mamma !"
.Madame de Beaurepaire gave the,
child one bewildered look, then throw
ing her arms round it. burst into a Das-
sion of tears. The mother's heart had J
Prom that moment the counsel re
tained on behalf of Major de Beaurepaire
felt that his cause was lost, and woufiil
. up a most eloquent speech with "ari'ap
I'peaLaddreased rather to the compassion
than to the sense of justice oLjhe. trib
unal. The sentence of the court condemned
Madame Le Moine nee Feron to re
turn to-her first husband.
On the evening of her return she died
.very suddenly, it wasgenerully supposed
at the time from the eflecta of poison.
Major de Beaurepaire fell at Vittoria.
HANGEffAT SEA. '
Thrlllimj Xaufital Sl.'vtthV''
BY W. 0. RAT0X
" One Of the most impressive stoies,of
nautical life I Overheard was lately told
me by a venerable retired sea captain,
and tfie incidents I give as nearly, as
possible in his own words.
The most agreeable shipmate I ever
knew was Luke Motlej-. Poor Luke !
, Long ere this! suppose he has gone to.
ibis, last reckoning, while many alubber
ly liand mifitto pilot a mudscow orsteer
a eannl-boutfhtui managed to weather ihU"
Htorms of life successfully, and conduct
his hulk into a snug ha'ven, where he
can enjoy the fruits, not of his good la
bors, but of his good luc k. Like many
a gallant sailor, Luke Motley had been
driven to sea by ill treatment and mis
fortunes in his youth.
In the year 1825, 1 was second mate of
an English merchant vessel, the Sea
Hawk, captain George Travis, and bound
from Havana to Liverpool with a valu
We set sail with a still breeze, and the
shores of Cuba faded from view like
some bright dream, in which we have
had glimpses of angel faces and other
celestial luxuries, for good imitations of
which the " Queen of the Antilles" is
I first became acquainted with Luke
Motley on this voyage. He had shipped
at Havana, and we soon found that he
was the most useful hand on board,
Active, brave, and expert, in the storm
which overhauled us on this first day
after our leaving port, Luke's efibrts
were the admiration of the crew, anil
we at once set him down as a first class
Except the Captain, Luke, anil my
self, who were Americans, tho crew
were all English, and it gave me no
small pride to have so good a specimen
of a Yankee tar on board. But gave me
much mortification to see howslight no
tice was taken of Luke by the Captain.
This, however, was not so much to be
wondered at, since Capt. Travis evinced
but little feeling for any of his crew.
He was a cold, selfish, arbitrary man,
more indebted to the good fortune of his
voyages and to having been the chance
master of able crews than to any great
amount of seamanship of his own, for
the credit he enjoyed among ship own
ersnot an uncommon case with sea
He was an uncoinmunative being,und
but little feeling of fraternity was evinc
ed for him by any under his command.
He was a man of nearly lift- years, a
little above the middle'height, robust
and of good features, but their expres
sion was rigid and wooden ; and the
tone of his voice like hissmileand laugh,
was heartless. Still, he was correct in
his habits and duties, and extorted a sort
of deference from otherson that account.
Luke Motley was not more than twenty-five.
Of smaller size than our caji
tain, he was more compact, his shoul
ders, chest, and limb seeming as if
moulded from iron, but of the utmost
symmetry, while the cut of his figwe-
liead WnulO Imu ccr-rcxl fur n moilcl of
which old Neptune himself might have
been proud t esiecially if the old loy was
fond of whiskers, for a thicker, darker,
handsomer pair than Luke's were nev
er set on a sailor's face. His eye was
dark and piercing, brown likcan eagle's,
and as full of Btern, proud melancholy
thought, I say melancholy, foralthough
Luke was a most fascinating and aggree
able comrade in a chat or telling a yarn
among the messmates heliked, yet when
alone or about his duty, his prevailing
expression was mournful ; not desjion
dent but of a manly sadness.
Luke was anxious, he said, to get to
Liverpool bv the first conveyance, or he
would not have shipped as a common
sailor, at this, the lirst chance offered
For tho first two days, Capt. Travis
was very uneasy, on account of rumors
circulated at Havana that a freebooting
craft had been cruising in that vicinity,
and fiad made three or four rich caj)
tures. On the third day, however, his
fears died away, and his step on deck
had its customary measured confidence,
as he paced to and fro, with his head de
pressed, communing with the gloomy
or selfish thoughts in his breast, taking
notice of none about him.
A swift and pleasant voyage promis
ed to be our lot, and well do I remem
berthough more than forty years have
elapsed as I sat on a bale of merchan
dize, contemplating the scenes about me,
how happy I felt at the advancement 1
had already received, and felicitated
myself on having adopted the glorious
existence and profession of the sea.
From my pleasant reverie I was sud
denly startled by the cry of " Sail ho !"
and as I turned to the quarter in which
the sail was indicated, I heard the cap
tain exclaim as he sighted her
" God grant my presentments may
not be true, but 1 fear that' the devil
after all ! I had thought we might have
got free of her by this time. Mr. ,"
said he, turning to me, with a face pale
with agitation, "somehow I have not
felt thoroughly easy since we left port.
Look out and see if you can make any
thing of her," he added, giving me the
For a while we could do nothing but
conjecture. At best our ship was but a
moderate sailor, and heavily laden, and
as the stranger rapidly ncared us, we
found to our dismay, that she answered
to the description we had heard of tho
pirate craft, to the very letter; and as
she approached, the report of single gun
from nerconfirnied our worst suspicions.
Amid tho consternation which pre
vailed on board at this unwelcome visi
tation, I could not but remark the sin
gular change in the appearance of Luke.
His eyes were lighted up with a look
"which expressed exultation as unmistak
able as mortal eye could ; and as he
stood for a moment at my elbow, I saw
liis lip curl with a fierce smile as he
"My prayer is answered, thank God,
at last. That storm did not prevail.
So much the surer at this distance will
be the retribution I"
" What the devil's that you say?" ex
claimed the captain, turning towards
Luke, whom he had overheard as well
as myself. " You seem pleased is it
Luke made no reply, but walked slow
The captain eyed him closely for a few
moments, and then ordered him to be
put in irons.
The men hesitated. I ventured to
suggest that the suspicion might be un
founded, and that we would lose the best
hand in the ship, if Luke were sent be
low. Travis repeated the order with an
oath, and was reluctantly obeyed.
"The rascal is an accomplice in some
way, I believe. I haven't! iked his look
from the first hour I set eyes on him;
but I know not why. Yet his words
just now convinced me it is not safe for
liira to be at liberty."
"Lukej'-' said I "for God's- sake ex
"Ha, ha!" was his scornful answer,
as he submitted to the bonds without a
murmur; "I will at the trial; but the
jury have not arrived." And he was
"Did you hear that?'nsaid the cap
tain, turning to me with a look of
amazement and conviction. "We. are
lost ! He's a pirate, or a pirate's accomr
plice, mark my words. But if we're
taken, I'll shoot him."
- Y - MA.KOI - I SO,
Luka's'strango behavior certainly cor
roborated the suspicion; but the men
.who hall" not heard it all, thought he
had been ironed for some slight mi.-de-meauorand
I heard them murmur as
they totted to crowd sail and lighten the
But all our efforts were vain. The
cliaseirpved lo be short. The stranger
camef. 61i with the speed of a bird.
Another, another, and anothorgun, and
then foundering commands for us to
heave To! As she approached within
hailingIistance, we saw her deck crowd
ed witltlarmcd men. Her port holes
grinned? destruction upon us, while a
trumpenvoice rang out over the waves:
"What ship's that?"
"TholBea Hawk, Havana, to Liver
pool.. AVhat ship's that?" was our cap
"A free craft, with a rover's eommi
sion. Haave to or we'll sink you !" And
auothurtgun, the shot of which p!.st.i
directlygover the captain' head, yve
ICnvonld have been folly to contend
witbSritHppo of victory, with the free
bootersjSttt though we wcreahort haud
cdL.'yttjfftd plenty of small arms and ut
Iospw? irljan!r auil. would Jnive made a
de-perntc reHistance, but for one trood
ic-t-on. This Mas. that our assailant
had never been known to sacrifiivb n in
the pursuit of booty, save when irrii.tud
by a bioody Ooinon. Tt va rh. ri
fore, thought best to have a short par
ley, and the, result was that we surren
dered on condition that no blood sl...uld
le -died, and that wo should be ;,Ho.v 1
to take our chances in our own In it -,
leaving the ship at our adversary s iti
In a few minutes, accordingly, the
pirate was abreast of us, whi'l- satm
forty men came on board, aimed to ti e
teeth, and we were at their men s .
In the hurry and excitement of the
hour, the captain's threat regarding
Luke Motley hail Ken forgot tin: nor is
it likely he would have put in execution
had he remembered it; but scarcely had
the freebooters leaped upon our deck be
fore Luke emerged from below.
Athisnppearanee, to the astonishment
of all our men, their late metnnte and
favorite, tho pride of the ship was greet
ed with three cheers by the ptratc,
several of whom embraced him a- he
walked proudly forward and h Id out
his hands, which were at once rc!ea-.'d
from their manacles.
No sooner was this done, howitir,
than Captain Travis rushed forward,
and, with a furious blow, prostrated him
to the deck.
"Traitor! Pirate! Damned villinu!"
cried the captain, " hell i too good :i
place for you. But you'll get your des
erts yet, if not in the yard arm, at the
gallows on shore."
"Don't harm him," cried Luke, calm
ly rising and wiping his bleeding face,
while several of the buccaneers, who
had seized Travis, levelled their pistols
at his breast. "Don't harm him yet, I
command you but put my bracelets up
on him while I tell his doom. First put
your prisoners in their boats, that we
may haven quiet audience."
"As you please, captain." replied they,
promptly proceeding to obey his orders,
while our men, disarmed, outnuuibt rid,
but not wholly dismayed, onfouiuk-.l it
what they saw, ami llulf inclined to at
tempt his rescue, sullenly yielded to ne
cessity, and gradually de-e.'Iid. d to the
boats, which were being made ready.
To resist would liave been useless but
our hearts rebelled at what our bodies
were forced to do. With sigh- as v . 1 1 as
cursee, before another half hour had
elapsed, we had abandoned our captain
and ships, and awaited their doom in
the lxiU ntoiiiide.
Never rua ship lft witU , uldi r tell
ings than ouis .Shame, indignation and
pity filled our hearts. Many of us shed
tears, as much from mortification with
ourselves, as, from compos-don toward
Captain Travis, who now stood alone, a
prisoner upon the deck he had so !aii 1
Expostulations and entreaties in hi
behalf were of no avail ; and the severe
imprecations which gomeof us could mn
repress, launched upon the head of l.uke
moved him no more to anger or shimo
than our appeals to his mercy.
"Curte me, if you will, bin listen to
me," he finally exclainud, in exiicm
agitation, but in a clear, deienuiiu d
voice, "Hear one hear all ; and tho' on
may condemn me, while I condemn
him my brother perchance ,m,. of
you may not think me so foul a traitor
as you think me now, after ou
have heard all which spurred me 'o'the
"His brother! his brother!" v. a.-
exclamation of us all, and Captain
vis started and stared, as he heard
title, as if a serpent had stunt' hrn.
"Ay, my brother elder hrothci !
Well may you start, though nevtr a
brother to me iu aught but binh and
name, yet still a brother and b a
brother's judgment you shall perish" !
My name is Walter Travis, fiend ! Ty
rant is the home of my father, selfish,
domineering, mean and cold blooded,
over my youth you yielded a despotic
hand, and by your harshness I was driv
en from home.
You had been prosperous, while our
common father had become poor, aged,
and be-ridden ;yet the comforts of home
were denied to him by you, and admin
istered only by strangers. To me, a
helpless, half educated boy out of busi
ness, and needing your counsel and as
sistanceto mo you gave nothing save
contemptuous looks and rude, unbroth
erly words. A father's and a brother's
curse is upon you. He who in his bet
ter days petted and took pride in you,
smiled to see you wise, and assisted you
to fortune, ho who gave you being prof
itless to all but your own selfish self
died in want, in a beggared home; and
I, who lifted his skeleton corpse from
the deathboard, felt that the weight was
lighter on my arms than the curse on
your soul as you saw me do it.
"Slave of avarice ! Ungrateful heart
less son ! Unbrotherly brother ! Once
when my boyish indignation was
arouSed against you, you told me I
would die on the gallows. I now pro
noucc that doom on you ! To day, you
repeated the taunt, "it may prove true,
but you shall not live to see it. But for
you," I had never been driven to the
seas nor been the companion of the dis
solute! My heart was soured and embit
tered from my youth by you ; and whwn
the last link that bound me to home wtts
severed by our father's death, I swore to
devote my days to your ignominious
destruction. From port to port I have
marked your goings, often been near
you when you thought it not, but never
till of late had the chance to destroy you
fullv. For two years in these seas I
have been a rover captain, and finally
the long prayed for opportunity came.
When 1 heard of you being at Havana,
I was away from my craft, and ashore I
found that you knew rac not, after so
many years of absence and there I plan
ned this capture, which, but for the
storm, had come sooner, and your body
dangled in the wind before"now !
" Wretch, without a soul, you raised
the devil in my heart in chidhood, and
if I'm a fiend 'tis you have made me
one! Perish ! and by a brother's hand.
Die! on the seas to which you drove
him, and by the doom you predicted for
him, and may the riches they have giv
en you do good to the poor and friend
less, whom you always despised and for
sook!" Such was the brother's judgment ; and
it was speedily executed. But a few
minutes elapsed after Walter Travis had
ceased to speak, before the vindictive
sentence was fulfilled.
So powerful had the buccaneer's ha
rangue impressed all hearers, that not a
word m said in the brief space of time
which intervened ere his brother's form
was quivering in the breeze.
Whatever might have been the feel
5rfa within onrhosoms. wc. sailed away
inilencc from that awful scene, and.
saw and heard o more, save just as
night came down upon tne waters, uie
high, red flames, which, towering tow-
tird the solemn heavens, told that the
pirate's task was done.
Wc passed a sad and wakeful night
and tho light of day and Divine Mcrey
brought a ship to our rescue in the
".Infill lUtttl" on tlie JiurniiKj uf
lianunn'ti Jl itscuiu.
There were no scenes of great interest
connected with the fire, though I re
mark that the reporters of the morning
papers have given lively play to their
imaginations. I heard no .roaring of the
animal-, from which I infer that they
took the thing very philosophically.
There is every reason to suppose that
the happy family met their fate with
fortitude and Christian resignation,
otne sensation was occasioned when a
ti'i r, bur-ting from his cage leaped
through a basement window into the
street, and tlie crowd in'.the vicinity left
sith amazing celerity they didn't
v. .mi any tiger. But a policeman step
pi d up with a revolver and banged away
at tlte bea.t until he happened to hit
and killhini. Thepoor tiger only jump
ed ymof the frying pan, afWr Ttijl ; he
. is 1 1 ,Ti nfjcnll arlff fmr HewiarHMinBi
lire in the street. Apropos of the khF
maK those fond of game should have a
treat. What is horse meat compared to
i oast rhinoceros, baked tk'er, grilled
rir.il!'e, broiled elephant? I had a great
niit. (I t 'o and grub around in tlu tuins,
- -grub tin. re, in fact. Think of having
laUd i.igle for breakfast ?
No human llvt-s wen lost. With stu
1 1 l regret I record that the lightning
ah ulator was not so much as singed.
The fat boy was curried out safely in a
: u! . The fut woman walked, suppoi led
ly three men and two policemen. She
had no clothes on and presented quite a
pleasing picture. The giantess, too, in
a ' omparatively short bib and tucker,
was. something" for contemplation, a
profitable study. To my mind she sug
gested the map of North America; taken
all in all, I've an idea she'd )hi Useful in
schools. Little boys would gi t quite a
lively understanding of the groat globes
from her, and if necessary she might be
divided intosections and passed around.
Though a mountain of flesh she looked
like a continent, --and I hope she is o.
Ilcsides these curiosities a kangaroo
v. as saved ; I watched the cheerful cttss
through his probation and rejoiced iu
his salvation. He kept up his spirits
wonderfully, and gave no signs of des
pair, hop on hop ever was evidently liLs
motto. I have been told that the lady
kangaroo carries her babies in a small
pur-,e at her waistband, as though they
were jieiinies or car tickets, but this one
didn't take any such change with her.
If she left a. small family behind, she
has doubtles-ly kangarued her loss by
this time. An attempt wu made to get
the gnu out but failed. It was an obsti
nate brute, and insisted on additiig its
own irnu, o he perished miserably.
The elephant refused to leave his trunk,
and so as lost with hi, baggage. le
ing a trunkeii beast at best, I have no
sympathy for him. The giraffe got out;
liis head "was above the smoke and lire
and he breathed freer than his compan
ions. For some time it was' neck or
nothing with him, but neck finally came
out ahead. The lion evidently didn't
like the business, there was no fun in it
for him. Nor do f think that the leop
ard quite funcied the procet dings ; he
was ohscrvid to chaiurehi- -pots several
times, but tindinsrt aeh one warmer than
the other, be finally surrendered t his
fate, it may b. written or him that he
(lit d on the -jxit. The place of the seal
soon liccan.c noplace for him at lea-t
be thought so and tried to move, but,
iln-! ht couldn't yet t of his L. s. A
face appearing at aside window, a shud
der ran through Hie crowd, and a shout
went tip that a common councilman had
by some accident got shut up in the
huildiui:, and would be but tied. Lnl"or
tunatth it turned out to lc the gorilla.
I reckon that r.oblc brute would grieve
hint-elf to death over the mMoke if he
had net been burned up.
On the whole, I don't think the ani
mals had a pretty good time of it ; they
got warmed up to the spirit of the thing,
it is true, but did not seem to enjoy it.
The stuffed binls and beasts hail decid
i.lly the best of it all through. Cer
taiiih in that collection, at that time, 1
Mould have preferred being a dead lion
to ! itiLj a lie dog.
A nit i irnu Kj-tt-ttrrtrttnce.
We are an extravagant people. Tlo
suiij.et if money, we all know, is tabooed
I Americans of the tir-t cLl--. exi.cp:
itt private or nusiniss cemvrsauoips.
There in not ever that exact balance 1 "
twen income and expenses which pre
vails among people oi oilier nations, a
foreigner of second-rate means goes to a
second-rate hotel. An American of
third-rate resources goes to the best he
can hear of. The best, without regard
to cost, is what he turns at. We are not
all speculators nor stock-brokers still
less are we all millionaires; but we act,
r rather talk, as nour money camewith
ut toil and could be expended without
thought. All our expenditureswe make
publicly, and our economies privately or
even secretly. Yet no thinking Ameri
can, of all the host now travellingabruad.
can have quite escaped the occasional
feeling that lie was revelling in a tool s
paradise : that the gavety was out of
place; that he wjw giving away hard
earned and much needed American
funds to grasping foreigners, for " serv
ice" he did not need, and " bougies" he
did not burn. Josf cquitem stlet afra
ura , andevon in our lightest moments
we think with a pang of the pride of
gold in New York. Looked at from
abrotui, it seems as ir we nau oeiore us a
very severe ordeal. Ourtimes look hard
er from without than they do from with
in. Our depreciated currency seems
like a deceitful sod over a quaking mo
rass; the premium on gold like a prem
ium on extravagance instead of a warn
ing toward economy. Cur debt looms
up great and threatening, while the re
sources are unseen. From within we
see that the debts national, State, mu
nicipal, and personal though almost
immeasurable, bear only the relation to
our resources that, icebergs do to the
supporting ocean. But to European eyes
the icebergs seem to overtop and chill
Wo may as well make a clean breast
of it, and confess that the sight of the
stability of tho goverments abroad, the
nianly,just and humane public institu
tions, the general contentment of the
people, even in those classes we have
been accustomed to pity as oppressed,
the sure and quiet protection to person
and property of rich and poor, give a
perceptible shock to our previously ram
pant republican democracy. No Ame
rican is probably ever changed to a
monarchist, but he may be so unsettled
in his convictions as to allow that there
are, possibly, two sides to the question,
and that tlie anti-republican may hon
estly think himself in the right, and
even this is, to most of us, a stupendous
mental revolution! American Traits
as seen from
Abroad. Putnam's for
Pay ok Ckownkd Heads. The sala
ries of the different monarchs of Europe
are stated as follows by a German statis
Fred. William I.,
In addition to this salary, each of these
individuals is furnished a dozen or more
first-class houses to live in, without any
charge for rent.
Tin- fuu-ly Life of General Grant.
From the last two letters to the New
York Ledger by General Grant's father,
written with a charming simplicity, we
take the following:
The class which Grant entered at
West Point contained eighty-seven
members. Of thirty-nine who gradua
ted he stood the twenty-first. All oth
ers had enjoyed better opjxirtunities
than he for preparatory studies; and
several were graduates of college before
they entered West Point. Most of
Giant's demerits were of a trivial char
acter: such as not having liis coat but
toned, or hi- shoes tied right, or some
thing of that kind.
Grant graduated in 1S-13, and entered
the 4th Kegimtnt of United States In
fantry as Brevet Second Lieutenant.
In the fall of that year he joined his re
giment at Jcffer-on Barracks, Missouri.
About four miles from the barracks,
lived young Dent, a classmate to whom
Grant had been very kind at West Point,
and who in return invited him to his
Dent had two unmarried sisters; and to
one of them Grantbeoame engagod. But
the consummation of this engagement
wSBlfiSS IWitfiOfted, by the breaking out
out that war, and fought in every battle
under General Taylor, except Bueiia
Vist . Bi fore that occurred his regi
ment bad U'cu taken away from Taylor
by eneral Scott,
"lie was in all Scott's battles fourteen
in number in Mexico,iand was highly
complimented for "kill and gallantry,
and t'.NKe bre vetted for meritorious ser
vip'i In li ; he was promoted to u full cap
taincy, the rank w hich he had held by
brrvi't before, and a-signed to the com
mand ot a company away in tlie interi
or of Oregon. In IS-jI, seeing no pros
pect of having his family with him if
he iemaitted in the army, he resigned
and came heme.
His wish to Kiome a farmer was now
realize.!. Mr. Dent his father-in-law
gave his wife a farm about nine miles
from Sr. Louis, Missouri, and I stocked
it. i r.mr farmed it for about four years,
at tiie end of which he was not so well
off pecuniarily as when he began. To
be sure he had made some improvements
n the place ; he had built a new house
in part with his own hands of hewn
iosrs, for himself to live in. During all
this time he worked like a slave. No
man ever w orked harder. He Used to
market wood. He kept men to chop it
in the woods, and he hauled it to St.
Louis. He had two teams; he drove
one himself, and his little son drove the
other. Grant was a thorough farmer,
and an e-. client ploughman though
he iix. ,.r ppoightd k great deal.
On his way to Washington to take
command of the Army of the Potomac,
be stopedauhourtoseeu3. His moth
er a-ked him if he was not "afraid to at
tack Lee." " Not at all," he replied "I
know Lee as well as he knows himself.
I know all his strong points, and all his
weak ones, I intend to attack his weak
points, and Hank his strong ones."
He wrote to us occasionally through
out the war; but hi time wa3 too much
occupied for him to write frequently or
at much leiitrth. His mother suffered
much less anxiety about him than she
ilid during the Mexican War. She
seemed to ;fecl throughout the Rebel
lion, that he hadbecn raised up for the
wrtieular purpo-e of that war, and that
the same Power that had raised him up
w ottld prot-'et him.
In the latter part of the Mississippi
c-tnipaign. the fJeneral's oldest boy.
then thirtei n, ueconijmnied him, and
w as with him under fire at Vicksbnrg.
He is now a cadet at West Point.
Whri' (tin. Yrtta of IlltlioiH wits a
e indida'e for the Tinted States Senate,
si.nie of the friends of Washburn, who
was a rival candidate for the same office,
made the point in his favor that he was
the man who had brought forward Gen
eral (Jrant : anil they urged that a man
who bad given sueli a Genera! to the
country deserved to be Senator. Yates,
in n i.ly. said that it was not true that
Wn-hburn ha 1 given Grant to thecoun
try. "God." said lie, "gave General
Grant to the country, and I signed his
first commission." Then, stretching
upward hi- ritrht hand he exclaimed,
itnil if I'-'r tli- mut florioti day of my
lift ,', tlicxi fii,;fcr. sifpifil that com-
This closing letter bears the date of
mv s, v nt v-:'ourth birthday.
.. . at inn if Xt'fro llomitit in
Ul lil lit' She Coitfi .si lit
I'.ii i ;i inj her V'u tim Alire.
n Friday the 2-tth of February, Lucy
I'ttrneU, negn ss, w as executed at Snow
I L .11. Mar land, i'ur the murder of Han
sen lb bbin. The scaffold was erected
in an open held. The prisoner shook
hands with all those admitted to theseaf
fold. Mr expressed herself as loving
everybody and, having made her peace
with God. wa ready and anxious to go
home to him. While the clergyman
was addressing the crowd in her behalf
her eyes lit up with a wild unearthly
excitement, and she was rocking her
self back and forth, clapping her hands
and working her Hps. So' oon as he
was done siie burst forth in the follow
ing manner: "Yes, I have got the grace
of ( iod in my soul. I don't fear to die.
I am going "to my God. I am going
home to glory. I am going to a house
not made with hands. I shall live for
ever. I'm going home. There's no mis
take about it." After conversing with
several friends she exclaimed : "I am
going to live with God forever. I am
going home to live with God. I am on
ly going to die a little spiritual death
here." Then, with great fervor.
"Turn sinners, turn. I have turned.
I die now one time, and never no more.
I am just going to church." As the vis
itors left the scaffold she commenced
shouting, exclaiming, all the time over
anil over, that she was "ready to go,"
that "she was going to God," Ac. Then
sitting down she said, "This is good old
Friday my best day. 1 prayed to God
last nightthat it should not 'rain or
snow, and he has answered my prayer.
I am going home to glory. Don't shed
a tear over my grave. Farewell to this
sinful world. I'm turned from sin to
grace. This death won't be any more
than a horse lly bite." She died with
but little apparent suffering. Before the
body was placed in the collln the crowd
became highly excited, and in defiance
of the guards rushed over the barriers
up to the body. It was finally carried
oil' tho grounds.
She states that on the night upon
which the homicide was committed she
had retired to her bed, while the de
ceased was lying on his plank before
the fire. The deceased retired to his
bench or plank before the lire, and pris
oner fell into a doze, supposing that the
deceased had abandoned his intended
violence on her, when she was again
aroused by his seizing a table belonging
to her and dragging it toward the door,
which he had thrown open, as though
to throw it out; and then, sat down on
hisplank, looking towards tlie fire. She
arose from bed very angry, seized a pes
tle made by deceased for beating apples
in ciuer making, crept up ueiunu mm
without his seeing her, and struck him
a heavy blow on the head, which
knocked him senseless. She then struck
him a second time whilst he was lying
prostrate. That, seeing he was worse
hurt than she intended, she srtuck no
more. At this stage of the tragedy her
daughters woke up, and the three took
tho body across the road and laid it
down. The deceased was then alive, as
indicated bv his erroans. She hade her
daughters go back to the house, dug n
hole herself and placed the body In it
alive ! Having covered it withdirt, she
nlaccd shavings on top to conceal tlie
! place of burial. After placing tlje shav
I ings on the newly made graveshe heard
the most unearthly groans proceeding
from the buried man. Conscience
stricken, she turned and fled froaa tha
scene of her horrible crime. She seem
ed, however, to be drawn to the spot by
some terrible fascination, and sometime
afterwards discovered in oneof hervialta
past the grave that the hogs had rooted
up part of the skeleton, which she care
lessly interred. Again she discovered
that a 'dog had scratched up the scull
and carried lit into an adjoining field.
This she took with her, and making a
circuit around the field, buried it in the
woods under a cedar tree.
A Starvinif .)" Forced to Eat
ICaw Dog Flesh.
A correspondent of tho St. Paul pio
neer, writing from Fort Abercromble,
D. T., Feb. 13, relates the following
thrilling story :
I am sorry to have to rolato that Mr.
James Cheever, for many years a resi
dent of St. Paul, recently came near
meeting with an untimely death on our
Dakota prairies, from freezing and star
vation. He in company with two half
breeds (mail carriers), left Fort Tottcn,
on Devil's Lake, for this point, about
January 1st. They had with them, a
dog train, for the purpose of transport
ing their rations and the mail.
After (having proceeded almost half
way from the fort to Bolt a Chichaux, a
mail station (or camping place), about
f qui distant between Fort Totten and
Sibly's old crossing of the Cheyenne riv
er, they were overtaken by one of those
terrible storms known only to those who
have been favored with the opportuni
ty of enjoying a winter of frontier life In
this particular latitude. The little par
ty succeeded in battling with the ele
ments until they arrived within three
miles of Boita Chichaux, when Cheever,
having become exhausted, was com
pelled to take refuge in a coolie. The
dogs were also left behind, as they were
much fatigued, and unable to proceed.
The two half breeds went ahead to
the station for the purpose of obtaining
relief, but were unable to return until
the expiration of three days, the storm
continuing in full blast the entire time.
While on their way to the relief of
Cheever they met him coming in and
in what manner? Two of the dogs,
half starved, were crawfing at ftis heels,
while by a string, he dragged what waa
left of their mate, a portion of which he
had devoured raw (for he had no means
ofmakingafire) to save himself from
starvation. The dogs in their despera
tion had destroyed all his provision-on
the first night he remained in the cool
lie, and to kill and eat one of them waa
his only safety.
On arriving in camp both his hands
and feet were found to be badly frozen,
and the flesh has since commenced fall?
ing oft". He still remains at Boit a Chi
chaux, and I am told is receiving such
care as the seni-bflrtarians a( that point
are able to administer,
Anecdotes of a J'rlntvr.
The following are sketches illustrative
of the character of the late Mr. Swain,
the Philadelphia publisher :
A paper dealer met him one day In
the street, "Mr. S.," said he "I have
some excellent white paper of the size
the worth of it. sir ; neither more nor
less," was the rejoinder. "Oh ! of course.
But I mean Mr. S. what can you afford
to give me for it?" Double price, if I
choose; but I don't." "Butlfix the
price, sir." "I never put a price on
another man's goods. If you don't know
the value of your paper you should not
attcmpT to dispose of it. If you dp, you
are 'wasting my time and your Bwn'In
idle circumlocution to get this advantage
of me. Tell'me your price. If It suits,
well; if not, you may find some other
A gentleman once called upon him
with an advertisement of a benefit to a
poor widow with several helpless child
ren. " How much for the advertisement
under the circumstances?" said he.
" Just what it comes to," said Mr. S. :
" Business is business, sir ; charity is
another question." " But to a poor wid
ow, sir, every dollar saved is a matter of
serious moment to her family." " Busi
ness is business I repeat, sir. What I
choose to give in chanty is my own pri
vate affair. My business has nothing
to do with it." " Then you will take no
less ?" " Not a cent, sir." Tho gentle
man paid the bill very reluctantly,
amounting to perhaps, $2, and was going
out of the olllce reflecting rather severe
ly in his own mind upon the partimony
of Mr. Swain when the latter stopped
him. " Do you know this widow ? Is
she honest and deserving?" "She Is,
sir." Mr. S. slipped a $10 bill in the
gentleman's hand, and turning on his
heel, walked away saying " business is
A nerdote of Sherman.
When General Sherman was at Atlan
ta, preparing for his famous " march to
the sea," au order was promulgated di
recting all civilians to leave Atlanta
(North or South) within twelve days. .
The day of.its issue a gentleman entered
Sherman's office and inquired for the
general. The latter answered very
promptly, "I. am General Sherman."
The coloquy WjOs very nearly as follows:
Citizen General, I am a Northern
man, from the State of Connecticut;
have been living at Atlanta for nearlv
seven years ; have accumulated conaid-
1.1- ... 1 1 'V .
emoie ptupei p- ueie, uuu wt j. see imtt
you have ordered all citizens t'o'leay
within twelve days, I came jtfjgee if you
would make an exception, Tn my caao.
I fear, if I leave, my property "will bt
General Sherman What kind of pro
perty do you own, sir? Perhaps I will
make an exception In your case, sir.
Citizen I own a block of stores, three
dwellings, a plantation two miles out of
town, and a foundry.
General Sherman Foundry, eh?
what have you been doing with your
Citizen Have been making castings.
General Sherman What kind of cast
ings ? SIot and shell, and all that kind
of thing? . . iT
Citizen Yes, I have made some shot
General Sherman You have been
making shot and shell to destroy your
country, have you ? and you still claim
favor on account of being a Northern
man ! Yes, sir, I will make an excep;
tion in your caso ; you shall go South
to-morrow morning at sunrise, Adju
taut, see that this order is carried oyt.
Orderly, show this man the door.
Citizen But, General, can't I go
General Sherman No. sir p too many
of your class there already, sir.
Rki'ly to ax Invitation. At Dr.
R.'s death, his widow thought to pay re
spect to the deceased, by requesting the
attendance of his medical friends at the
funeral, among them Dr. R. Tho fol
lowing note was received by Mrs. B. In
reply to her invitation :
My Drab Madam : It would afford
me much pleasure to be present at the
doctor's funeral, but you Know that my
motto is " business before pleasure "
therefore I must decline.
Here is a way to test kerosene, which
should always be done before using. To
ascertain whether tho latter is pure, a
quantity is poured out upon a board or a
flat piece ot iron or stone, and a piece
of burning paper applied to it. Ii the
oil'takes fire and burns, creating a Hame,
it is pronounced anadultrationaadjanit
for use. On the other hand, pure oil
will not burn in the open air, when thus
tested, and Its safety may be relied up
of the Ledger. Do you wish to tmy'
"Yes sir," was the reply. "What are
vou willing to give for it V" " Precisely