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e and it It must fall, w
o oU ARY 16,s859
a& 4 uioCdhf and bustle in
atirlstil# To be -accoiyl'
h' The sun
t was fast gathein
arond th.princely -dwelli
ths . 'd tro&tithe4owly sheltering of'
aght descendeiand the moon
the bridal . e of Estell:Do
ostly-hed- bein theagifts b
ber withia the last few bodit
ayettuied aboutracelets d
gs r and hair o
-0 A'Sainlaid bureau,
no disorder,, the f i
evearticle was in
enameled dresuing-cse: do
ts a J e mviio Most p t
bed g atro
of w ro jthe most elegantJat
midst of all this stood Estell
dove-eyed, fairdiaired, lovely'a;
Estell, robed In a dress of white
out flounce or trimming of any kind,
' blond looped back with orange
e Parian brow, disclosing a fai of
venly beauty; :so meek in expresDon,
spiritual. Neither diamond nor piarl
fair girlish form; no jewel, saveh0
Esaone, of a pure nd virtuous hea
trange to tell, this child of fortune, ith
scorebf admirers, who looked upon her. a
being little below the Angels, a Father ho
idolind, and Brothers who considered her li ht
est wish a command, and were ever ready t do
her bidling, petted and spoiled by every os
and sthi she had been kept unspotted fiomithe
Butlatdllposesed one treasure, and thisgo77.
erned eviry action of her life, and predominated
over every motive of Der being. It was the
"pearl j great irice." She was indeed, a
Christian-not only in outward form,, but in
hbertas well; a-iincere follower of the Saviour.
many a consistant profssor o rerr
gIon, and -d instilled into the ninds of her
4children,, an early age, 'those princililef shi
had found abbeneficial to herself, and considered
me essentitto their peace of mind. Under the
guidance ti such a mother, Estell grew up to
womanhodasperfectin mindas person; beloved,
respectediwd esteemed by all whp came within
thecircle of her acquaintance; and was nog
at the ap of nineteen, more pure in her senli
Mients, nioic trusting in filial cbedience than
many girl *who have not entered their teeiis.
On this, her bridal eve, she was as much a
hild at-heart, as she had been three yea.s pre
us, when first solicited to become the wife of
Stuart. But her parents considired
to too young to think of marriage at
she being only sixteen and Clarnce
y. So Mr. Douglass told them Lbat,
expiration of two years, they tboth
*of the same mind, he would /Then
e matter into consideration. Tl two
pbation passed slowly away nd
tion, Clarence again made appl tion
ofEstell, and was told by her 'ather
~d not withhold his consent, but
t w ther year before hErshould
to mmpnmarry.. Mrs....ouzass
'y oher husband's opinion ; solhere
ep for it, and Clarence was obliged to
ther year. But at length the year was
d, the consent of Estell's paredts gran
now the day had at last arrifed that
e her his for life, and bind him to
cherish her, and her only, sa long as
ace Stuart hail been left an orphan at
early age, consigned by his dying' father to
he care of a wealthy Uncle, who neglected
tlie child thus left to his charge; and having pro
cared for him the situation of runner, or errand
1/py to a v~holesale dry goods house, thought he
had done his duty by his Read brother's son,
and never after took the troubltsdo enquire aller
e lad. But Clarence-ljij struggled hard to
elevate himself in the social scale, and had suc
Ieseded. lHe was, at the opening of z~try, a
wholesale dry goods merchant in t ~ty of
[New- York-wealthy iad respectedjand what
Sis better still a meniber of societyCieting a'n
Sexamnple .worthy of imitation. - Adbigottbese,
a fine personal appearance aul flmlemianly
Smanner, rendered him a suitable mitch for the
lovely and gift..d girl he .was aboj to wed.
-They were indeed vell suited to each other.
Estell stood within her bridal ch'~thber, her
ilet was completed-he 'tire wom~~dismnissed
apg there was still much of the :ikid about
r as she- 5urveyed the full -len igre, so
ply clad in drapery of purest 41i; she
ai ndeed lovely as the dawn. "Lainsure l
I be-happy !", she murmured, "*ery happy ;
rOClarence is so good, so liigh-minted 'and no
e. Lhope I may be worthy of-hg,.anid make
m as happy in return as he deserves to be."
.TieAfor'orh'r room sodif iind and a
Ilendid looking lady et'Ed -ilNell, my
flag," and'the next moment she6yas claped
h:er m'othvi's breast, tears gil4g. from 'her
murmuring, " Mother ! 0 Mehmer, must I
e-you,-you who have been every thing to
was, "Truut in God, my chl , andBe-will
de uirib Come, cheer umy darling.
vshroughtyou the last gitW ever expect
to i~o~steUlDouglasam~t with these
*0deh nr mr amae. w her dangh.
Wesend, bound inehiite morocoo; -with-gold
j i4_ wiichwaiiiscribed, 'Estell Douglass,
Agm er Mother.'" .Ad with a fervent "G6d
blbsyo"o eft the ir~om.
Sthey sto side b side Este'il bouglass,
and,.Clarence "Stuast. And.the.msn of God
pronounced them one, to be seperated no more
tilldeath should part them. The marriagehad
been quite private, only a-ver'y "few friends be
6n-invited to witness the nuptW: Mr. Dou
g*swished to have a1 rge wedding to'cele
biute the marriage of his only daughter, but
$stltwould not agree to it ; and, as usual, she
Vas allowed.to have her owr way. The Father
was loth to give up his child, and offered every
inducement to' Clarence, .to come and make his
one in Windhar, (that being tl. name of the
whereMr. Douglass resided.) And Clarence.
promised that as soon as he could brin'g his
biness to a close, he would bring Estell home
toreside near hierparents.
heappy p fcoupe left fr ew ork City,
looking forward to a long life obfbliss ,i4 the so
eity of.each other. . What . mercy .it is that.
ilheres a curtain drrawn between -us and.the
futre" for could that happytrustirig bride have
rnhintatAtdwUhatwodhd lre'e'er she
slthid 'bhold Thi m erchiX
hq av'ad her hea 0 ehr'
an piajed to die. .w true, that
"sufficient for the day is the evil thereof."
Sad and tearful was the parting ; for the only
daughter, the light and sunshine of her parent's
dwelling-the solace of their declining years
was about to leave them. Deep was the grief
on both sides; but youth is ever buoyant', and
Estell's tears weie soon dried. There- was so
much to engage her attention. .They went on
board the steamboat at Albany; the day.was
delightful, and the prospect enchanting. Al
inost'the entire day they remained on deck.
Estell was delighted with all she saw-every
thing was new to her. She had never been on
the IHudson VRier before, and enjoyed the trip
with a zest that delighted Clarence, who never
grew tired of pointing out to her places of in
terest, and T6wn of note-the stupenduous
Catkills with their blue tops, and West Point
with its many interesting associations.
It was four o'clock. in the evening whenthey
reached New Xurk,. and-Estell could scarcely
cousprehend that they had really been all day
on the water, and was ahmost storry when they
drew near to.he dusty and crowded pier at the
I(ot of Chausbers Street.
J:. In a few days they were pleasaitly settled
in Astor Place, Seventh street; and the young
overflowing. Mr. Stuart's place of business was
in Pearl Street, but his business hours were
from ten, A M, until three in the evening; so
be always dined at home, and spent the evening
in his wife's society. Every day appeared but
to add to their happiness. Estell would Won
der at times if such happiness was intended for
mortals? "1 ! I am so happy," she would say
to Clarence, " thit I am fearful it cannot last."
Alas! that her prophecy ahould have been.so
soon fulfilled. Their happiness was indeed too
perfect to be of long duration.
They had now been married ten months. Mr.
Stuart had nearly clused his business, and they
anticipated Npending the first auniversary of
their marfiage in Windham. E.;tell longed to
see her parents and tell them that now 8he had
come to live with them to be parted from them
no more. Yielding to their entreaty, Mr. Stu
art had so1ld out in New York and would in
future make his home in Windham. But it
was not so to be. One evening he returned
from the store feeling rath--r unwell; the day
following fever set in, and the ninth day he
called his wife to the bed-side and told her that
he must leave her. Ie had felt confident from
the first of his illness ,that he should never re
cove?, and had delayed telling her as long as
possible; but now 14s hours were numbered,
and bh-uchto .lIe. dniplored her to
be calm and listen to bim. He spoke cheerfully,
aying, " Estell, try and submit to the will of
the Almighty, without murmuring. It is hard
to leave you, but I have no fear of the 'dark
alley.' Do not think of me as being dead, on
ly 'gone before."
The parents of Estell were sent fur inmmedi
ately, but they came too late ! When they ar
rived, Clarence Stuartihad already passed away !
Aad they laid him beneath the tall trees in
Grecinwood Cemnetaryj to await the promised
"Not dead but gone -before," is the simple
inscription on the plain marble slab that marks
the spot where .sleep. the mortal remains of
him I havo in' tlis'.story named .Clarence
The..widowed Estell returned with .her,ps
rents to het childhood bomi., and entered- again
the chamber where one short year befuge she
had seen herself reflected from her mirror a.
bride. Ah ! what a change ! lnstcad of bridal
attire,, widow'. #egds now draped the slende'r
form; and the 'fair young face appeared even
more fair, contrasted with her mourning garb.
It was thus Estell Douglass was wedded and
widowed in* one short year. Two years
passed' and still widow's weeds, draped the
sendergirliah form,-and tbe long veil was never
thrown back from the sweet sad face, and sel
dom seen except at Church..
I saw Estell quite frequently during her wid
owhood, as there were a large famiily of my
relatives resaiding in Windham. Cousin Ellen
Sanderaand-myself corresponded regularly, and
as I neve- Ikiled to inquire after the lovely
young widow, I wa.< kept. duly informed of
the events as they ,transpired. Time, the great
Physician, brought balm to the wounded heart,
and laid hiu'linger healingly upon the crushed
ad' bi-oken spirit. By degrees Estell grew
cheerful- and-appeared happy-in ,f eeetok
her parents. etimes sha~ul' btg be seein-=.
a soeaal 'uhLit oftener by far in the
sick chamt..iythe ...of death, 'giving
confidence t~ying a -cosolation to the
niing.... to the -sfee == at to the
in ng nd. ike .tnie diaaond,.smp
Stest inathe.arkestand mosh gloomy place,
'Aany were the offers of marriage recieved
by the beautiful lstel. Theinst noble, gifted
and wealthyof 'odd lend sought an alliance with
tlie youngAa", 1061y lrs. Stuart. Buti he
.answer was toil'alike; "I am not insensible
to the coiqpl i yeni You pay me, nor the honor
you.would confer, though I cannot accept your
proposal. .should be.deceiving you and per.
juring myself before:my Maker, for I have no
heart to give in retutn' for the one you offer
"Dr..Alston !s dying !" " Eustice Allston is
'dying! hi.Physicians sayae cannot possibly
live more thom twenty-four hours at -the far
therest."' S.wrere the exclamations that
rang through theatreets of Windham, spreading
consternation-thiough the quiet town. For
veryfew knew of the Doctores illness, and the
few whoek.iwiii of his beingsiok did, not suppose
him dangerous. And now lie was dying! not
yet twenty-five years of age, and- abiut to pass
away froa.earthl$ Tdsyis bfore, he had
marrie1albvery girl,:littfe more.than a child
in ysem6at thei-eaI i iher fra 1 Ro'eli
pesv ~ ~ ~ ~ dw "" ~ 5aso
ft p ne iy i qssed-on short
blisafiTyear, since y Calbert, the lone,home
less orphan, had become the happy, cherished
wife of Eustice Allston. And now, bright
blissful hopes were blossoining in that frail young
bosom; hopes to be realized for a few short
It is the old story, told ten hundred thousand
times, still always now. Light feet tread %ois
lessly over the thickly carpeted floor, lights are
shaded, drawers opened and closed carefully,
quiet, blissful happiness pervades that chamber,
f6r the crown of motherhood has descended upon
thefair, almost childish brow of Amy Allston.
Eustice Allaton had been happy before; very
very happy had he been for the last year-ever
since he brought his lovely orphan bride home
to'his princely dwelling. But this new happi
ness,.so dirlerent from anything he had ever
known before; this feeble infant life entrusted
to.L6 keeping. In the excess of his joy and
gratitude he knealt and kissed the pallid cheek
of the frail child mother.
. Let us name our baby foi' your sainted
utother, Eustice.. Let us call her Alice," and
the voice of Amy Allston was low and feble as
she.turned her head languidly toward her hus
and. "Well, darling, we will call our little
fA y u ueed
the now, and I must take all possiblo care of
you; not only for iy sake but for the sake of
our child as well."
'" Ou- cled," what music in those two words.
What a world of joy, and hope, and happiness
they conveyed to the heart of Amy. The deli
cate, blue-veined hands were claslped in prajer,
-prayer to the Almighty for a blessing upon
the head of him who had called that fluttering
tinywee thing " our child." But, alas I young
mother ; ahd joyou., happy father ! alas, for the
lesser life that has ab.irbed 'the greater.
Watchful, tender eye< are there, but they do
not see the death Ang.: flapping his murky wings
above the maternal couch. Already the bright
olden .ringlets are damp with the dews of death.
The delicate blue-veined hands unclasp nerve
lesly ; the azure eyes are turiaed heavenward,
a gasp, a slight tyiemor, andl the Angel spirit of
Amy Alliton has flow~n to nestle in the bosom
of our Siviour !
"Father in heaven, make me submissive to
thy will," was the- anguished prayer of 'Eustico
Allton. In his lone agony he strove to be both
father anid mother to the little Alice. Often
times did be walk th floor with her in his
armas while the lit tle wadlingvoicc tolled out the
hours of midnight. The little crib was placed
beside his bed and the hired nurse slept in an
adjoining chamber. He had no female relative
to take charge of his treasure, and he could not
trust her to the care of stranger hands, for she
was the child of his dead Amy, and dear to him
as the apple of his eye. And now, as the young
bud was expanding, just as the little pratler had
commenced to call him " dear papa," and cling
about his neck in her infantive love, he must go
hence!1 There was agony in the thought. Not
that.he feared to die, but what would become
of his orphaned child.
" Dr. Allston is dying, Sister, and wishes to
see you," said Hiram Douglass, the eldest broth
er of Estell, as he entered the sitting room with
an open note in his hand.
" Wishes to see me, IHiram ?"
, 'Yes, Siste'r, he-'wishea -to seeIyou. Why do
you: look s astonaished. Don't you recollect
" Yes, i recollect hin perfeaty.; but- what
can he paibly want to see me about91',
" Well, to tell you the truth, Estell, i believe
ie wants you .0 take charge of .his little
" I wvill go directly, Hiram. Wall yuu aecom
' 9 Certainly I will. lBut make baste or we
may be too late."
In less than an hour Hlitaftd and Estell were
standing beside the bed- of' Dr'.Alstoia.
"fHow do you feel now, E~ustice ?"' enquired
-" I ami sinking rapidly. I feel and know it."
Then moving ,his eyes froin Hiram to Estell, ho
continued, " I have sent for you, Mrs. Stuart,
to implore, s a dying request, that you will
take my child and be as a mother to her. I
have no relations with whom I would be wlling
to leave her, and you are the oplysperson on
earth to whose care I s~guldLgentrust nmy moth
erless Alice. -I shall soon pass from among the
hving, but, my child provided for, I can enter
t" dark valley," without regret, and say
rofhearts " Father thy wall be
doe n erant depart la
* .L ased uieaking hIs eye 7 ;ng5
ly, hey~wCo stth' iemm thought that
he hadceased to
U"I.he deadi". .1I. '0, tell me
that heastilliives,-li D hiar me promise to
b Aotheatrue, (on faitiful mother to his
babeI- - - I "
"He is-iot- d6iT, Rdart only very
much eiauste4"el Dr. )3orn, the atten
" Where is my child ed-asledEustice, with
outopening-lais eyes. -
Estell took the -littl Alics from the arms of
Mrs. Malory,- the iurs -lanid placed her upon
the bed, beside her Fa er aying, " Here .she
is, Enstice. !IUlive ie and whiletife lasts shall
love and protect fier bough shla.were indeed
my own little one; blieve m'p, I am not
ungrateful. for this of your confidence
"I have still anoth .equest to make, Mrs.
Stuart,- and I beg -you will listen to
the proposition I ad. oit to offer; and I sin
cerely trust you wilt etlfuse ime thb last 'e
quest I ver expedCt e.. Mdch s I re's
ead esteem jo ot bear thi idea of
Ie *" h -d. to t e of onp who does
*nobpar-ray nyne. ut th$t;--alow your
seifto be nipedm Vin tja dying man.
Yju will not have .je-joke 'long, for
4' hoursl rknoe*a d eiL& I know I am
asking agreat self r' "t your hands, and if I
have wounded your Dee~ngs pray forgive me,
for to what lengths w ll not a dying parent go
when the good of his cioi is at stake."
"I will take your 'mime and be indeed a
mother to your child9?tanswered Estell in a
clear firm voice as she .mrned to her brother,
who smiled faintly and iwed his approval.
Theirs was a stranDnarriage. Etell knelt
and clasped the cold damp hand with a shud
der as she contrastedgtis strange bridal, with
the happy one of yearasne bye, when she had
given her heart and hpad to Clarence Stuart.
But that had been aimrriage of choice, while
this was one of duty. -She felt that it could do
her no harm, this unionWith the dying, and was
willing to make any ifice of fee!inig, if by so
doing, she could sn.oodi the death-bed of a fel
The solemn cereiop over, the certificate
was duly drawn up and signed by Dr. Oborn
and Hiram Douglass. -There was.no smile--no
word of gayety:-no cogratulation for the bride.
Little Alice was the Otiy joyous one ; she laugh
ed, and crowed, and Iapped her bady hand. in
all the joy of uncoziciuus infancy, while her
young bright eyes p rled from.very glee.
.....lk...lj, &pu - h'i- s '-car -
liillVw-an ce.-till hold
the hand of Estell 'r witiin his ownt. " To
think," he said "that -.s.atdiejustaslifuhasbe
come worth the haviig. -Hiram to.yqur kind
care I entrust thos4 I leave behind; andlastly
I call you all to witness that I wish my proper
ty to be equally divided.between my wife and
How strangely it sounded to Estell to .be
called " wife," by the dying man, and he com
paratively speaking to. a stt anger. True, she had
known him all her life, though they had never
been on terms of intimacy. Ilut then she had
gained a priceless jewel. Alice was hers-they
would bear the same name; through life they
would be all in all to each other. 0, Low she
longed to go hune, that she niight place her
treasure in her motler'b arms and weep for very
joy. This child, tliugh not her own, would
call her mnother ; and she felt that she had now
nothing left to wish for.
It was decided tLiat she should r.eturn home
taking Alice and her nurse with her. Hiram
would remain with. Eustice and send word of
his condition every half hour. Dr. Osborn would
ala, remain through -the-night, and should any
particular change take place, Estell was to be
sent for. -.
And so they parted-the husband and wife
of an hour--exp4ng to meet no more on
earth, for it never even occurred to the mind of
Estell that " while there is life, there is always
hope." So great was her haste to reach home
that she almost flew. Mrs. Malory, who carried
Alice, could scarcely keep pace with her ; and
on reaching home, she rushed into her mother's
room exclaiming "Mother, see what I have got,
Dr. Allston has given me his child, and she is
to he minie,-my own-you know, mother, we
*are to hear the same Dame." And then, sud
denly recollecting herself, she said in an altered
tone, " But mother, I had forgotten to tell y ou
I am married to Dr. Allston."
Mrs. Douglass had risen on the entrance of
her child, and taking the lovely babe had almost
smothered it with kisses. But upon the last
exclamation of Eslell she dropped into a chair
quite overe'ome. Bhe could only say In a help.
lesly sort of way ." E1stell, my por child, what
ails you? Something~ dreadful must certainly
have happened since yog~ left home, to unsettle
your mind in this. manner, J Wish your-father
would. come, I feed very .uneasy about .tou?"
" There is no reason why you should feel un
easy about me, mother, dearest. It is all just
as I tell you; there' lass nothing happened .to
me, only D)r. Allste~n did bot wish to leave his
child to one 1vnlid-not;bhear leis name; and
you know it could do no, harm for me to marry
him and he dying. And just see what a little
darling I have-gamed by It. Come to mamma,
imy own preelobs one." And strange to say,
Alice held up her little waxen arms, and in a
moment was nestling in the bosom of her adop~
"Well, my child," said Mrs. Douglass, "I
hoe it is all for'the best, but it certainly ap.
pears very strange 'to me that you should con
set to marry a man onCmf his death-bed. I have
heard of ddath-bed repentance, but never before
in my life hare I heard of a death-bed bridal,
though I hope and trust you have done right.
Te id is certainly a precious trust, and 1
hope the nm sanctify the means." Still
the old lady sh k her head doubtfully, and
drew a very Ion breath asshu/imprinted a kisi
Iupon the brew herIMM.it
Hiram .came .home at day break the next
morning, bringing-the intelligence thit Dr. All
ston had rested better than he had for several
nights previous, thoggh it'was the opinion of
Dr. Osborn that he'ould not live through the
day. He sent a message to Estell, through her
brother, to assure her of his undying regard,
and begging that she would come and remain
with him through the day. Mr. Douglass hid
returned about midnight, having been from
home several days on business; and as he was
much fatigued, Mrs. -Dodglass did not tell him
what had occured. To tell the truth she did
not know howto go about telling him at all.
But Hiram told him the next morning at break
fast, and though the old gentleman was greatly
astonished, he argued that it was the duty of
his daughter to go and assist in taking care of
the man who was at all events her husband
while he lived. And Estell went, expecting to
see him breathe his last before night. But to
the astonishment of all, instead of growing
worse, he grew better, and at sunset the physi
cian gave it as his opinion that there was some
slight. hope of his recovery. . The following
morning he was still improving, and one week
from the day of his marriage was pronounced
out of danger;
. Longiers iiave passed since the above re
ordedevents occuied. 'Iis'PAtt' M
nearly grown, and five little curly heds, beside
hers, have nestled in the bosom of her ,more
than mother, and still Alice is her idol. Her
treasure, she is want to call her, and many
times her own little onesgrow jealous because
" mamma is always petting sister Alice." And
though not so bouyant as formerly, she Is happy
and content with her lot in life and has never
regretted her inarriage with' the man she be.
lieved at the time to be dying, and says jhe most
positively believe that at least one match was
made in heaven.
Dr. Allston, is still in the prime of life, and
the very picture of health and happiness. Calls
Estell his guardian Angel; talks of writing a
book for the benefit of posterity, and says the
title of his book shall be " Tu-ice Wedded."
SOYTLY INTO HEAVEN SHE FADED.
Pr Miss M. U. aIULsY.
Soiftly into Ileavon ae faded,
. As the star when morn apiears,
While we stood in silence ruund bur,
Lazing at her through our tears.
A14 the vale. wa ful% of light,..
And she left us, smiling sweetly,
Bidding us a last good night!
Saying, as she kissed us fondly,
" Do not drop for me one tear
Jesus, Jesus, stands beside mC
I am safe while he is near !"
She is gone and I am lingering
In this weary world of ourv,
Dearing on my heart the asheo
Of affection's broken flowers;
Ever longing to be with her
In that better home above,
Where the heart rejoices ever
In the deathless boods of love.
For a mouent death divides us,
But when I have crossed its gloom,
I shall then be resting with her,
Ever, ever ,1ore at howne.
Froin the Abbeville Banner.
DEN. ilCGOW.N BEFORB THlE I'IMETTO AS
'Mr. EDITOn: We notice in the last issue of
your paper, an article which originally appear
ed in the Edgeleld Advertiser, reviewing the
first Anniversary Address delivered before the
Palmetto Association, in May, 1857. The criti
csm is evidently by one who was a member of
the Palmetto Regiment, and from its moderate
and conisiderate tone, deserves our attention.
We think it not unfortunate that the incidents
of the Mexican Campaign should now and thep
he brought under friendly discussion, and thus
kept in remembrance. The Anniversary Ad
dress referred~ to, which was evidently-prepared
with the most scrupulousregard for truth, con
tains a brief account of Santa Anna's attempt
upon Quitman's Brigade of Volunteers, between
El Piual and Amozoque, which this writer
thiks " a little inacurate."
The Address states that the Volunteers were
on the point of encountering a surprise on that
occasion, which was only prevented by the ac
cidental discovery of a drummer bdy, blonging
to Worth's Division, which was lying in ad
vance of Quitman, at Amiozoque; whilst the
writer referred to thinks that Gen. Quitman
was in no danger of a surprise, put had been
informed by express, the night before, that the
attack was contemplated, and had .miade .his
dispositions accordingly.. It is not conceived
that the mjtter is at al iImportant, No surprise
actually took place, and no bad consequences
resulted. But we think the movement of Santa
Anna was entirely unexpceted. Mter the route
er Cerro Gordo - it 'as not supposed that the
enmy Would be able to make a stand this side
of the Cal tal, or at t*,nst the jaae of Rio Frh'
ii the Mountain rin of the Valley of fiteio
and It reflects no discredit upon any one If the
tatements of the Address are, as we -believe
them to be, entirely true. It certainly was no
fmultMb the distinguished Generals Quitman and
Worth, if neither of thema knew what was pass
ing in' the mind of the wily Mexican chief,
especially as they behaved so handsomely when
the alarm was given. Theomost gratifying puostI
of the whole afiieir, was the.gallant and spirited.
preparation made in such a sudden emnergencyr
This incident of the baffled surprise is mention
ed ii the Address, evidently not for any purpose
of disparagement, but only beoause -it was an
interesting incident, and had searcely been al
luded to by any of the histories of the Cam
paign. These arc the reasons expressly asstigned.
But as-the inatter is questioned, It may be
best to state the evidence, which, to our minds
at least, affords the proof conclusive that. neither
Worth nor Quitmian knew of the contemplated
attack, and that Quitman's Brigade was in fact
on the point of being surprised in a dangerous
defile by anm overwvhelmiing force of Lanscers,.un:
der the commnand of Santa Anna himself. We
think the condition in which. Quitman's litte
command was found---cois~itin~g as it did of
but two Regiments of Volunfeers, numbering
less than twelve hundred effective men-raise.s
the strongest presumption that he had no ex
Station of the threatened attack. When the
... wer. acidentiy discovered in sight of
not fighiisg order. The advance was
small, and some. distance ahead of te body of
the command. The wagons-including a large
provision train-were atretched out over the
broken road for at least a mile. The rear
guard consisted of but a single company, ind
having been delayed at camp in disposing of a
:ck ran, was some distance-in the, rear. We
happened to be.with the Wier gnard' when the
sound of the first cannon was heard,'and we.e
member distinetly-.so unexpected was the at
tack-that we thought the firing was in..onor
of some new victory, the inielligence of which
had just arrived by express. It was our opinion
then, and it is still, that the condition of the
command was such that, they could not have
withstood a dashing charge of three thousand
Lancers. Mounted troops move rapidly and
they might have swept* from front to rear
-lancig the. men in detail or in squads, before
it was possible to close up in battle array. To
have been crushed under such circumstances
would neither have been dishonorable to' the
volunteers, nor very creditable to the pomp of
Gen. Quitman himself says, that he was only
informed of the threatened attack by a mes
senger from Worth, after the firing had com
menced, and the train was coming up at full
ialop. See his Address before the Palmetto
But in addition to this, the statements of the
Address aro confirmed in every particular by
the only history of the war which alludes, so
faras we kpow', to-this incident. In, Ripley 1
.War.with;.Mexicq," second volume, pe 1,
Afair at Anipoille,* corresponding pdseei
with the statements of the Address.
AT'S EVA1YE ANSWER.'
Patrick O'Neil, before he became joined in
the "holy bonds of hemlock" with Bridget, was
in the service or Father Connloy.
One day the priest expected a call from a
Protestant minister, and he wi-hed some excuse
to get rid of him. So calling Patrick, he pro
ceeded to'give some instructions.
"Patrick," said he,- "if that minister comes
here to-day I don't wish to see him."
"Yis, yer riverence." 1
"Make some excuse and send ldm away."
"What shall I tell him,T?"
" Tell him I am not at home."
" Would you have me tell a lie, yer river
" No, Patrick, but get rid of him some way
give hin/an evasive answer."
"An evasive answer is it? I will do it."
"You understand me, Patrick ?"
".Av coorse, yer rivereuce."
The matter thus arranged Father Coonloy w
tired to his library, and Patrick went about his
duties. About dusk in the afternoon the.priest
came out of his room and found Patrick in un
usually good spirits.
"Well Patrick, did the minister call to-day 7"
"And did you got rid of him 7"
"I di, air."
-"LL -h.k. i na in?" , ?l
"lHe did, sir."
"And what did you say to him 7"
"T gave him an evasive answer."
"An evasive answer, Patrick ?"
"Yes yer riverence."
"And what did you say to him "
"He axed was ye in, and I towled him was
his grandmother a monkey ?"
TIE WAR INDICATIoSs IN EURoPE.-The Pa
ris correspondent of the Globe, writing on the
14th ultimo, says:
" Every symptom of war is apparent in the
most varied quarters. The ball at the Tuilleries
ight pass for a revival of that famous assembee
dansanle at Brussels, so vNidly set forth in
" Childe Harrold," forth from which the dan
cers sped to encounter balls of other sort.
Nothing but strategetic conversation was heard
all night. The Emperor was in _pirits, and led
off with Lady Cowley, while Austria's Envoy
was nowhere. The percussion cap factory is
working doublc tidles as long as daylight lasts,
no lamp or gas being allowed on .the premises.
It will be rememberedl that after the Orsini ex
plosion on this day last year, Government had
taken into its own hands the fabrication of cap
sules all over France. All the old steamers that
conveyed the Roman expedition in 1849 with
such ease and despatch to the Italian coast, are
being puit in order for another convoy, and every
disposable ship carpenter at Brest or Cherbourg
is sent by rail to Toulon. People at Marseilles
write on the 11th that every preparation in the
Comiasariat is hastened, and the business on
"Change has become exclusively of a military
kind, the transactions having .all reference to
WOOD CUTTING AND SPLITTINo MACHINE.
The Baltimore Patriot thus describes a machine
for the above purpose, patented by George Page,
of Washington: .
" We proceed, therefoire, todesdribe it as best
we can, and In doing so it is necessary to remark
that the motive power is steam, and that the
implements thus set in motion are a singularly
suspended saw and a peculiarly shaped axe.
That is to say, that In appearance and arrange
ment the machine of Mr. Page is unique, and
differs very materially from eimilar inventions.
But that which concerns the public most to
know Is this, what is Its capaity t or what can
it do ?- Qan it out aord of wood- In les time
than any other machine? Yes; and split It
much more handsomely;' When set at work In
the wood, and taking the logs just as they come,
It will cut a cord of wood, aniylengthildeIlred,
nd split It -beautlly, insida -of five inhutes,
and run st that rate,lff dtegdditbe untire dap~
Mite blt ofWood arespllit t ene, the iad
beugdIifeh With htiethile fo~me on the prtincd
pe of aipile driver.- The itlails, splita, finder".
or whatever el.se you may be pleas'ed to call
them, are uniformly pld'together by the same
agency, in such a way that the outside layer
protects the bulk from rain and snow and thus
facilitates the seasoning process."
object is td rid the State of free negroes. It pro
vides, in substance, that all.free negroes nowathe
State may become slaves, by choosing their own
masters or own mistresses who shall never sell
them to tird parties, anA that they shiall not be
liable to seizure for the debts of their. nasters or.
mistrsses thus chosen; that all free negrees
found in the State afce'r Jatinaiy 1,1860C, shall be
indicted bmy the GIrand Jtury of the respective
counties,and may be ~cted of a high' miede-.
meaner (in being so found in the State) and sen
tenced to the"'jat anb pentitenitia'ry liouse" for a
year, and' if again found in thme State six months
afterwads, to be again arrested and sent to the
ntentiat1 for life. The Arkhnsas papers thiak
ALASAMA Poax.-.Many of the glinters of
Alabama begin to raise their own pork. In
Cherokee County, a lot of nine was killed, a'few
lays since, which averaged 410 pounds ekh.
Th lwa rat taken from one weighed 70 pouitds.
dopted the habita'and eistois'of cizizedwhite
men, and become vey ctb Indiad.- This
rratifying changehasbeen broihtb through
he efforts of the Indian agent. -Those Indians
who have. thus given up their. old habits hv6
)een arranged into one band estlqd "the fia
ners." They iivein-comfortable.log anaume
iouses, and fast year fourteen of them r seid in
he aggregate, three thousand 'and eight -two
ashels o potatoes, two' thoua&d for hu'dfed
md twenty-seien bushels of omn, and otie hun
Ired tons of hay, 'besides' nuindua de ve'g
-tables Mised yeach family.- The yras
"Since their adoption of riculture% t
4rmers have been a constant theme of .ridicul
or the other Indians. A' we calfed the
~d'grs,"th " .tdin"ptlf
s," and other namqe, u ngslaa. they
were po better than women. Yt bhYoiegp
mdir it biaely, -ad wire firai. 't VA. neea
ary, however, in order-to bind theminordfruil
o the customs they had kdoptd, tihat' i 1
hould be nude upon their moral courage; an
ceordingly, at the suggestion of Major Browni
t was proposed to them that they'should 6
heir hair Ct off and adopt the whites'
to. This was a dasher for them. Thej
>ear the white man's diesa and stand te
of the Indian, but this was; strkin d
heir own hereditary customs and bh e.
ras a disgrace andahief
They hesitat , dem ed, a
)at finally came u
a miimen w a
induperiten et staa?idi
ustoms, both by word and deed.
resented with two new suits of 'o
at, a yoke of oxei, ? eow, and -A
resents. They were told that theU
would protet. them, and that they
er do all they could to encourag
dopt the same mode of life."
HIGH PRICED Nznozs, :AND
oTTox.-The influxof negroes Into.
md sugar producing State# the p
ms been enormous. -The Upbile
nates the number as,high as .500.
msme time, the prices at which - sa
ield are unprecedentedly ig. Coupli
acts together, and acepting. theteoryth
rices of negroes are d by, the price of
otton, the Register is led-tospeculate as to the
robable.efect of this conditiou of things upon
o business and financial interestaofi OrSouth.
As the present amount of home slavelabor-is
iuicient to till the lands now opensand under
ultivation,'this large iniuxof labor will require..
at hew lands should be opened and cultivated,
Aereby largely increasing the crppu. Te ques
Aion then an-es, will the demand be equal to
hesupilythe price of.cotton rulin g at
no(the Register argues,) prices
nust decline, and with consequences by no
"If the negroes have be prchased on time,"
ysh..gstr."..- e aOW
mohb..the mesp with a large P
t decline of a few cent in UMon.
luce a re-action that must necessarily
mbarrass the planting interest that have
hbased on these terms. It is too much the
om for planters to anticipate their crops Is.
an and cents, and shape theirliabilitiesseid
-The demand for laborers is W., but we do
2ot think it justifies the eorbitant andshigh
-ates which prevail although the S"'th Was'
iever more solvent than now."
"To what point we are drifting, for weal or
ir woe, is a problem to be solved by the futur.
SU1UTI CIaoLnI COLLEGE-J. w. DAnDaoX
sq., contributing editor-and lately active edi
:or-of the Winnsboro' (S. C.) Regst&er, and nac
msociate of the Carolina High School in Col
is, writes to the Regioter:
" Dr. La Borde, of the South Caroli
a preparing a history of that institu
we understand, nearly ready fur thet
. is eminently fitted for that labor
mtuy man: we know. His long conue
Jollege gives him a personal k
ireat part of its history. He is the
or now. Tbe appendix will contai
satalogue of the alumni. Every ain
uterested in the work. Webe
arediet for it- a very wide, cire~a
e, we presume,. a biographical
Dollege. We hopetohave theoe
m note on its appearance soon?"
AN UMuSr TAX.-The
United States, in the nineteeth
tinues to make an Englishman
ver he solicits a patent for ann
iuntry-all other foreigners ol
for the same privileges. This, int
f( all liberal men, is an indecent
-a disgrace to our statute bo
to be wiped out at once. If t
gumption in the Co'ngressional Pa
tee, this disgrace would not be toles
month. We despair of 'myn change
there is no one to lobby it -threegh,t
there is little or no chanceof its
tifc American.- -
RaD Pmap.-The &iautij America n e
eommends asaubstitute for shot-whkl puncb
o acold nlght, the flowing:
Put three or four lmsof engpr,-with halfs
teaspooniful of' usyenno epr, ln's~~r~u
all up with hot Water;i Wht tlia'ed
solved, drink,. It is not .iaI $ugnt.,,
ilate,but warna-thuebhl bmdior. esuu
tlyand~tidker thn .pt -
It, inllfisets iwhohafe tht@a* foW
Wed gtlh thenisElfes o-folknight
with red pppera '1'his itltde kMb* .egeal td
the " warmth of several bl'kt -'
Wuz, Eas-rza CoxM.-It wlii
fApithi jes I51 on hadj1.79
and will not fal On the m, 4ate
years 1639 .1707 ~ ~1.. The -elo
which Easter can fall, reaches ft.te22t
March, earliest date, to the.25tk .j1,atnas
date, leaving thirty-five diffeent a~fo t
elebration of this festival.Ih ti
Easter will fafl- only one, 1886, oefsL~
ate, the 25th-of Apnl .
TurLI~O Scng IN*A CEoucelr.-At le de
leise, it'Paris, on Chri'stmas e'e
Adde Bautala preached inthe4 andaa5
is one of tlie most eloquent pptorap*aswl
as one oft inost learnedhatP-!i
a very large congregatioin assetu~letoer
hin. Ascen4ing the pu!pe he .gavoe fort no
text, but aftei- a pause cried. :.a sonorous.
"A.Sviou isborn unto sl" .. thpen
the cry, and then said: "II hlethuen, iI4
ou not receiv'e that glaA ' gsiwitha an
ja?' T n.the whole m ,, o
u) and. W . 9pse