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Alice Bankgrove's Soldier.
The gnarled old veteran of an apple
tree that overlinng Squire Bank-grove'
red liriek house was tossing ita boughs
ot pink streakeu apples to ana iro in
the September sunset : the level lieams
looked straight into the deserted rob
in's neat in its mnssv frock : and Alice
Bankgrove stood in the door- way shad
ins her eves with a pretty. Bun em
browned hand, and looking the while,
as the western lisrht, siftintr thronli a
canopy of moving leaves, covered her
with narrow lines ana zigzags ot trem
ulous gold, like a bird peeping through
the gilded wires of its cage !
u Home already, boys," 6he called
out, aa the jrarden gate swung on its
creaking hinges, and the hazel eyes
flashed a snnny welcome down the
Boys, indeed I The boys whom Mi6s
Alice apostrophized so patronizingly,
were two stalwart- fellows, either of
whom could have . picked the young
lady up with one hand handsome ol
ive cheeked, young giants, with the
strength and symmetry of Hercules in
their thews and sinews, as might have
satisfied the shining heaps of netvly
thrashed gram they had left piled on
the floor of the echoing, fragrant old
barn under the hill ! J
" But why do you look so 6erious? "
she added, the next minute. Ah, what
curve of the lip, what quiver of the
brow, ever escaped a woman's quick
eye ! She read the two faces as if they
had been open books.
" We have been talking, Alice," said
the younger, a dark, open browed
voting man f about twenty, leaning
up against the doer-way. "I am go
ing to ask your father to get another
Land to finish off this fall's work."
Alice stood in astonishment.
" What for, Harry ? Irad hasn't
been teasing you again, Las he !"
Harry Moore burst into a great,
"As if Irad's nonsense ever seriously
annoyed me 1 No, Alice the truth of
the mattter is that I feci like a fool
thrashing wheat here, when I ought
to be standing in the ranks with a
musket on my shoulder, lighting for
the Stars and stripes as ray grandfa
ther fought at Lexington and Bunker
And as Le spoke Lis dark eves spark
led with inward fire, and a ifush came
on his sunburned cheek.
"Here him talk 1" said Irad Curtis,
b1 nigging his shoulders. "All moon
shine, say I. Time enough to light
for the old flag when the old flag
hasn't men enough to do its work, and
Bend word for Hal Moore and Irad
Curtis to come along and lend a hand.
Meanwhile let every wan mind his
own business that's my maxim ! "
"I shall not wait for any such mes
sage," returned Moore, quietly. "I
mean to be off, soon that is, Alice, if
you think I'm doing right."
"I would volunteer to-morrow, if I
were a mini ! " said Alice, instinctive
ly clasping her hands together, and
drawing a deep breath. Moore's face
lighted up. i
"That's enough, Alice!" said he.
Irad Curtis, standing in the shadow
of the old apple tree, quietly watched
the two faces beyond -with half closed
vigilant eyes and a disagreeable curve
in lm lip.
"Wonder what Square Bankgrove
will 6ay to this," was his internal com
ment. "If he really means to give his
daughter to a farm Land, I don't see
why my chance with a little maage
ment are not as gooi as Harry
Moor's. She don't exactor like me ;
but if Harry really is in earnest about
this volunteering business, it's the
most obliging thing he could do just
now. Once give mo a clear field,
Irad Curtis set Lis lips closely to-
fjether as he entered the wide, cool
iall where Square Bankgrove a hale,
portly personage of about fifty, with
ruddy cheeks, and locks thickly sprink
led with silver sat in his elbow chair,
dozing over the newspaper.
Harry Moore walked straight up to
Lim and broached the subject with
out unnecessary circumlocation.
"Square Bankgrove, could you make
it convenient to dispense with my ser
vices on the farm f
"WelL, I don't know,", said the
Squire, who was a man of reflection,
and seldom committed himself without
first consulting his snuff box and Lis
red silk pocke .handkerchief. "Are
you thinking of leaving me i I've no
fault to find with you, Harry Moore!"
" Thank you,Jsir. But I have made
up my mind now that every young
-man's place is in the ranks of hiscaun
, iryrs defenders. And so, sir, 1 shall
. enlist to-morrow ?"
Square Bankgrove brought down
Lis clenched fist on the window seat
with, a, force that made the blackbird
start in- its wicker cage.
" V ell: said, my boy f I wish I was
ten years j'ounger and I'd go 'long
with you myself L" ' .
"1 am glad you approve of it, sir."
"Approve it, Harry I I don't do
norhiii' else !" cried tho'Squire, entire
ly heedless of the memory of Lindley
Murray in Lis enthusiasm. "And
when yon come back, Harry, after
you've done a man's duty on tiie bat
tle field for you will come back "
"Don't, father!" interposed Mrs.
Bankgrove, who was wiping her spec
tnch's"ery hard; "don't go-to temp
tin' IVovhionce that way !
"Wife,"' ea'd 'he old man, solemny,
"he will coirW. back! Shall not the
..f Battle be with him ? As I was
sayiu', Harry, when that day arri
"Then, sir," said Harry, "will you
consent to give me your daughter?" .
He had spoken from a sudden im
pulse the words he would never have
dared to utter under ordinary circum
stances. No recalling them now,
however, and Alice blushed redder
than thf reddest hollyhock by the gar
den wall ! Squire Bankgrove opened
his eyes wide, and slowly rubbed his
nose, lookint? the while from Alice to
Harry, and back again.
"Well, I'm free to confess I hadn't
thought of iAai" said the Squire.
"But, Harry Moore, you're made o'
the right mettle, and I've always found
vou true to the back bone. Yes: if
Alice hain't no objections, you 6hall
have her when you come back again."
And thus it happened that when
Harry Moore went away to the wars a
lock of Alice Bankgrove's silky hair
lay upon his manly heart, and 6firrod
to the music of its 6trong beatings.
"VVhew-w-w 1" whistled Irad Curtis,
as Le worked all alone in tlie perfumed
silence of the old red barn ; "I didn't
suppoBitLe affair would turn put pre
cisely as it Las done ; but no matter,
things may happen just right after
And Irad Curtis was not a whit dis
heartened at the cool politeness, with
which Alice Bankgrove put aside the
innumerable little courtesies he strove
to render toward all that fall not he !
There Was a good deal of dogged per
severance ingrain to the nature of Irad
The vear elided away in sun and
shower blossoming roses and dreary
falls of snow and once again tne har
vest moon hunsr like a smeld ot ruddy
silver on the quiet old homestead,with
its red barn and its cluster ot gnanea
apole trees. But in the west, ensan
guined splendor, amidst clouds whose
crimsnti !vm seemed like a sea of
1,1 1. Ami Alice Bankcrove, sitting
at her window, thinking of the dread -A
fill rumors of battle that floated dimly
into the country solitudes, could not
boar to look as the blazing horizon, so
nervous had she grown.
Suddenly a clear bugle sound rang
out amidst the dewy hollows, dying
away with pathetic cadences in the
iu the woods, where a score ot whip
poor-wills were moaning their sad re
frain. "There! the stage has passed by
and the mail is iu J" exclaimed Alice,
springing to Jier feet. "Papa, may 1
go down to the post office ? it's only
a little way f"
"It's a mile, child, and more, and
the dew is falling," said the practical
Squire, looking up from a calculation
he was making by the light of A tallow
candle. ' '
"Do let her go, father," said his
wife, nudging Lis elbow ; "don't you
6ee Low worried slie feels I You was
young yourself, once."
Alice scarcely waited for tLo per
mission ere Bhe harried away through
the lonely woods, dew dripping and
and full of faint, sweet fragrance.
"No letter for a week," she murmur
ed to herself, "Perhaps it will come
to-night -perhaps "
"A letter for Alice Bankgrove ? No,
there is no such letter," said the gray
headed old postmaster, sorting over
the pile of epistles in a leisurely way
that was agony to poor, impatient
"No letter f are you sure ?" repeat
ed the young girl, leaning eagerly for
ward, with blenched cheeks and throb
"Sartin sure, Miss Alice that is, as
sure as a man can be in this onsartin
world. Stay, though," he added, as
Alice was turning away with a thrill
of despair ; "here are some newspa
pers for Jeremiah Bankgrove, Esq.
That's your father, I guess."
Half an hour afterward Alice came
into the sitting room at home with
slow, languid steps, and dew drenched
hair Langing carlessly about Ler
shoulders. Irad Curtis sat at the table
talking to her father. He rose and
"You have been to tbe post office,
Alice ? WLy didu't you let me go for
yoe? I Lopo you Lave taken no
"Did you get a letter, daughter ?"
asked Mrs. Bankgrove, keenly scan
ning the girl's face. ,, , t ,
"No letter," returned Alice, wearily.
"Here are some newspapers for you,
She laid them on the table and went
"ind sat on the broad door stone, Ler
cheek resting on one hand.
"No- letter ? that's strange !" said
Irad, artfully. "Now if I waa off to
the wars, and had a sweetheart, like
somebody I know of, at home, 1 should
write every day."
"Pity yon wasn't off to the wars,
with a sweetheart at liome," said the
Squire, dryly ; and Irad was silenced
for the moment.
"Ilead us the news, Irad," said JIrs.
Bankgrove. "The Squire's eyes ain't
so young as they was, and he does
make awful work readin' by candle
do, Ira-1,' ?aid the Sqnire, pnt-s-n-c;.u-ifs
hack in their case
..f i '; '; and Irad unfold-
.'; :;!, o-.!Uiu!:s of the news-
puj'. anl i-v-tau :
enui. rifled, readiiu
the words had been printed m capitals.
"List of the Killed and Wounded.
"Head that, Irad," said the Squire,
leaning forward. Mrs. Bankgrove
gave a quick glance toward tlfe4l"oor,
but Alice had vanished.
"It's pretty lengthy," said Irad, rue
fully. ; "but here goes."
Name after name he pronounced
with slow, mechanical exactness, as if
each were not shrined in : some bleed
ing heart wept over with everlasting
"What !" shrieked the Squire, sud
denly, aa one well known name knelled
on his ear, "not in the list of killed "
He started up, pale and trembling,
with a cold dew on his forehead. t
"Yes, it is," said Irad, himself rath
er dibmayed. "Co. E that's his very
Company ; read for yourself, if you
don't believe me."
The Squire's dim eyes traced the fa
tal syllables in the doomed list,
through a thick mist of blinding tears.
"Poor Alice! it will break her
heart," he said, in a husky tone. Mrs.
Bankgrove gave a piercing cry, and
sprang forward just in time to catch
the sinking figure of Alice, who stood
near the door, white and motionless
Dead ! iilled in battle. She could
not believe it, though she repeated the
words to herself mechanically a thon
and times a day. Dead in the bloom
of his vigorous youth, and she living
to mourn him. She scarce understood
why people looked pityingly at Ler,
and whispered one to another as sh
went by ; she felt like one who walks
in the mystery of a dreadful dream,
and blindly trusts some day to waken
from its awful shadows.
Dead ! killed in battle !
The sad December blasts were
moaninar the skeleton woods ; the ici
cles tinkled, like tiny chimes of bells,
at every rattle of the frozen boughs ;
the sunsets burned in orange flame
along the west, and the nights, still
and starry, were full of rimy frosts
that cut almost like a knife in their
biting keenness. And Alice Bank
grove, leaning sadly over the fire of
cracking logs, wondering what dreary
snows were folding their 6hroud over
his unknown crave.
"Better go to bed, daughter, it is
past ten," said the Squire, "and a
stormy night. There's snow in the air,
or I'm mistaken."
"I will, by-and-by, father."
Mrs. Bankgrove, wiser than her hus
band, quietly took up a candle, and
beckouing Lim into the adjoining bed
"Don't notice her, Jeremiah," 6aid
the mother, in a low voice. "She'll
grieve it away, in time, if she's only
let alone, poor child."
"It is too consarned bad," said the
Squire, the nearest approach, by the
way, to profanity in which he ever in
dulged. "And to think of Irad Curtis
comin' danglin' round to see it I'd any
objections to his comin' to see Alice
Sunday nights. -Objections I I let
him know what I thought of his con
duct. He won't come again in a hur
ry, I calculate I"
"There, there, father hush!" 6aid
Mrs. Bankgrove, soothingly, "you'll
And she closed the door as softly as
if bm daughter had been a sleeping
infan whom she feared to aruiise.
Alone, Alice sat there before the
fire alone with the ticking clock, and
the bubbling drip of rosin from the
singing pine logs, and the wail of the
tempest without, sadly pondering on
the wintry blight that had come over
her own young life. ; Almost before
she knew it the old clock had chimed
once again, and tho faint born of the
midnight 6tage, passing 'on its lonely
way dowu in the hollow, floated indis
tinctly up to Ler ear and still she
"Hollo there inside!" bawled Jon
atLan Starkey, the stage driver, "who
was it wanted to get out opposite
Squire Bankgrove's Louse? This is
the nearest we come to it. Just over
the hill, sir, and take the first road to
your right tain't but a little way
and pitch dark at that," he added in
an under tone, as he helped out a
mufled figure ; "sorry I can't drive
you nearer, sir you 6eem to be
Lame ! If every bone in his body
had been shattered, tho knowledge
that he was within sight of Alice's
home would have given him super
natural strength. How well he new
every turn of the road, even in .the
dense darkness of tho stormy midnight
how familiarly he frozen ground
answered to his footfalls!
Far out in the murky gloom stream
ed the ruddy brightness of that hearth
stone where she sat all alone. Could
she have known who was toiling to
reach her through that night and tem
She never heard the faint, nncortain
tap at the door, she never heard the
click of the latch, but all of a 6udden
some mysterious influence bade her
Great Heavens ! It was her lovor
standing before her pale, haggard,
worn by pain and travel, but still Ler
lover, and the next instant she lay sob
bing on his breast.
"O Harry, Harry Moore ! They
told me you were dead, but I knew it
was false ! I knew you would yet
come back to me !"' ki.
And alter ho had told her jr his
well-nigh fatal wounds, his dreary
captivity, and his final escape, she
still sobbed through Ler tears.
"O I kuew, I kuew you ivould come
"Well, Harry, when are you going
to take possession f questioned the
Squire, jocosely. "You know I prom
ised you my daughter when you came
"As soon as possible, sir," said Har
ry. "We have settled it all, Alice
"Wife," said the Squire, "do you
remember my saying under this very
roof more than a year ago that I was
sartin the Lord would bring Harry
back to us ; and havn't my words
come true ?"
He leaned forward and kissed away
the tear that sparkled like a solitary
diamond on his wife's withered cheek ;
for somehow the sight of the young
people's happiness brought back his
own honeymoon days.
And Irad Curtis remains a batche-
lor still 1 '
A 1IRIKG ERPEXT.
"We extract from Theodore Wintb
rop's last book, the following account
of the manner in which his Indian
guide charmed a rattlesnake :
Antipodes, loping in the lead, sud
denly shied wildly away from a small
rattlesnake coiled in the track. The
little stranger did not wait for our
assault. He glided away into a thick
bush, where he stood on the defensive,
branishing his tongue, and eyeing us
with two flames. His tail meanwhile
recited cruel anathemas, with a harsh,
rapid burr. He was safe from assault
of stick or stone, and I was about to
call in my old defender, the revolver,
when Uplintz prayed me to pause. I
gave nim tne neia, wnue jvpawimz
stood by, chuckling with delight at
the ingenuity of his friend and hero.
? j . .... ,
uplintz took lrom a duckskm poucn
at his belt, his pipe, and loosening
from the bowl its Blender reed stem,
he passed through it a stiff spire of
bunch-grass. A little oil oi toDacco
adhered to the point.
He approached the bush carefully,
and held the nicotinized Btraw a foot
om the rattle-snake's nose. At once
from a noisy, threatening snake, trem
ulous with terror and rage from quiver
ing fang to quivering rattle, a snake
writhing venomously all along its black
and yellow ugliness it became a pac
ified snake, watchful, but not wrathful.
Uplintz, charmer of reptiles proceed
ed with iudicious coolness. Itnper
centiblv he advanced his wand of
enchantment nearer and nearer. Rat
tler perceived the potent influence,
and rattled no more. The vixenish
twang ceased at one end of him; at the
other Lis tongue was gently lambent.
The narcotic javelin approached, and
finally touched his head. He was a
lulled and. vanquished rattle-snake.
He followed the magic sceptre, as
Uplintz withdrew it a very drunken
serpent " rolled to starboard, rolled to
larboard," staggering with the air of a
languidly contented inebriate. He
swayed feebly out upon the path, and
squirmed there, while the charmer
tickled his nose with the pleasant op
iate, his rattles uttering mild plaudits.
At last Kpawintz, the 6tolid, whip
ping out a knife, suddenly decapitated
our disarmed plaything, and bpged the
carcass for supper, with triumphant
Kpawintz enjoyed his solution of the
matter hugely, and acted over the mo
tions of the snake, laughing loudly as
so, and exhibiting his tidbid
This word, which is used in the Psalms
seventy-four times, and thrice in t?ic pro
phecy of Uabakkuk. must have some signi
ficant meaning, and yet there seems to be
much doubt in reference to the matter. It
is a Hebrew word, which the translators
have left as they found it, becanttc they
could not agree as t itt meaning. The
Tnrgum and most of the Jewish commenta
tors pive to the word the meaning of eter
nally forever. The voice of the Septuagint
translation appears to have regarded it as. a
musical or rythmical note. Ucrner regards
it as indicating a change of tone ; Mathe'
son, as a musical note, equivalent, perhaps
to the word report. According to Luther,
and others, it is equivalent to the exclama
tion silence I Gesinius says " Selah "
means, " Let the instruments play and the
singers stop." Wocher regards it as equi
valent to sursum cor da I (np, my soul ! )
Sommer, after examining all the seventy
four passages in which the word occurs, 1
recognizes in every case " an actual appeal
or summons to Jehovah ; they are calls for
aid, and prayer to be heard, expressed
either with entire directness, or, if not in
the imperative " i'ear Jehovah 1 " and the
like, still earnest addresses to God, that He
would remember and hear, etc. The word
itself, he regards as indicating a blast of
trumpets by the priests. Selah, itself, he
thinks is an abridged expression used for
lligguion, indicating the sound of the
stringed instruments, and Selah a vigorous
blast of trumpets.
Some think the word marks the begin
ning of a new sense, or a new measure of
verses ; and others, that it joins what fol
lows to that which goes before, and shows
that what has been said deserves always to
be remembered. Some have thought Selah
showed the cessation of ihe actual inspira
tion of the Psalmist, and others, that it is
simply a note to indicate the elevation ot
the voice, and still others that it is equiva
lent to Amen, be it so, or let it be.
Fixeral of a Rebel Officer with Ma
sonic (Jkkkmoxies. Our citizens raw the sin
gular sight i his alternoen ot a funeral of a rebel
officer Mcjor O'eorgo W. Pcttigrew of (ieorgia.
The Mas buried him from Masonic Hall.
Befoie hiKtlcath the Major made the f:ict known
that heVss a Mason, and instantly all animosi
ties wejesilenced. He made his will, and w is
followed to his grave by more than one rii'hca!
Uepublican indeed, the services at the grave
were conducted by a Kopublican. Washing
ton. Cor. LvsUtn, Traveller.
A BEVLXGEFl'L VI OJIAN
Lucretia Granville was entwined to be
married to Francis Duke of Buckingham
at the time that he fell in battle, slam by
the hand, it was said, of Cromwell himself.
The lady, on receiving the intelligence of
the duck's death, vowed to avenge it upon
the person of Cromwell. For three years
she exercised herself in firing with pistols
at. a mark, and that she might not be tern
tied by the appearance of her victim, she
selected for her target a portrait of the
usurper ; and as soon as she thought herself
perfect, she sought an opportunity to gratiry
her revenge, liut Cromwell rarely appear
ed in public, and when he did, it was with
such caution that few could approach him,
An occasion at length occurred the city of
London resolved to gie a magnificent ban-'
quet in honor of the i rotector, who, trom
political motives, determined to make his
entrance into the city with all rhe splendor
of royalty. Upon this being made public,
the curiosity of all ranks was excited, and
the enraged lady resolved not to lose so
favorable an opportunity for carrying out
her evil design. It so happened that the
procession was appointed to pass through
the very street in which she resided ; and
a balcony, before the first story of her
house, yfctded her full scope for putting her
long meditated design into effect. On the
day appointed 6he seated herself, with
several female companions, in the balcony ;
and on this occasion for the first time
since her lover's death she cast aside her
sable attire, and appeared in gorgeous
apparel. It was not without the greatest
exertion that she concealed the violent
emotion under which she labored; and
when the increasing pressure of the crowd
indicated the approach of Cromwell, her
feelings became so powerful that she nearly
fainted. However, she recovered, just as
the Protector arrived within a few paces of
the balcony. Hastily drawing a pistol from
under her garment, she deliberately took
aim and fired ; but a sudden start, which
the lady who sat next her made on behold
ing the weapon, gave it a different direction
to what was intended, and the ball killed
the horse rode by Uenry Cromwell, the
Protector's son. The event immediately
arrested the cavalcade, and Cromwell at
the same time that he cast a fierce look of
indignation toward the balcony beheld a
singular spectacle. More than twenty
females might be seen on their Knees, im
ploring his mercy with uplifted hands, while
one only stood undaunted in the midst of
them, and, looking down contemptuously
on the Protector, exclaimed : -
" Tyrant, it was I who dealt the blow ;
nor Bbuld I rest satisfied with killing a
horse Instead of a tiger, were I not convinc
ed that before another year, is passed your
destiny would be scaled."
The multitude, enraged at this ferocious
attempt to assassinate the chief person in
the realm, were about to tear' down the
house, when Cromwell cried aloud, with
great coolness and intrepidity :
" Desist, my friends I Alas 1 poor , wo
man, she knows not what she does ! "
So saying, he pursued his course, But
very speedily orders were issued to secure
the person of the offender, and Lucretia
Granville passed her days as the inmate of
a lunatic asylum.
THE DUTCH MAX'S DEVICE.
In the year 1787. there happened to be a
difference between the Dutch factory at the
Cape and the Hottentots. One of the
former, being up the country, was killed
by one of the Hottentots; whereupon the
chief or heads of the people were summon
ed to find out the offender, and bring him
to the Bar of Trade, and there punish him,
according to' their manner, for so great a
critn. This was carried into execution in
the following singular way l
The Hottentots made a great fire, and
brought the criminal, attended by all his
friends and relations, who took their leave
of him, -not in sorrowful lamentations, but
in feasting, dancing, and drinking. 'When
the unfortunate criminal had been plenti
fully supplied w ith liquor, so that he was
rendered insensible, his friends made him
dance till he was quite spent with fatigue ;
in that state thev threw him into the fire.
and concluded the horrid scene with a
hideous howl, which they set up immedi
ately after the criminal was dispatched.
Some time titter this, one ot me lactory
nponlp- br some accident or in a quarrel.
killed a Hottentot; upon which the great
men came and demanded justice lor the
blosd of their countryman ; but the offender
happened to be ona ot the best accountants,
and a person of essential importance to the
factory. However, the crafty Dutchmen
devised means to render satistaction to tne
natives, and to appease their anger, under a
color ot justice, oy tne louowing scueuie i
On the dav appointed for the execution
of the supposed murderer, the Hottentots
assembled in great numbers to view the
scene. A scattold was ereciea, ana me
criminal was brought forth, dressed in
white, attended bv the usual officers, and
after various ceremonies a mock executioner
presented to him a flaming draught, wnioh
the ignorant Hottentots supposed was to
render an atonement for the loss of their
deceased countryman. The criminal re
ceived his potion, which was no other than
a little burning brandy, with all the out
ward signs of horror and dread ; his hand
shook, his body trembled, and his whole
frame appeared in the most violent agita
tion ; he at last, with seeming reluctance,
swallowed the draught, and, after preserv
ing the appearance of trembling and agita
tion a few moments, fell down apparently
dead, and a blanket was immediately
thrown over him. The Hottentots then
made a shout that rent the air, and retired
perfectly pleased, first observing, "that the
Dutch had been more severe than them
selves ; for the former had put the fire into
the criminal, whereas they had put the
criminal into the fire."
Kakttiqcakr rs Algeria. The shock of an
earthquake was felt in several parts of Algeria
at midnight on the 20th of Xoember. All
the clocks stopped which faced north and south.
Those which faced cast and west kept going
It is inferred, therefore, that the shock passed
from north to south.
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What every family skould hare in theiouteand wkyt
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