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'.T?K gflAOlf?. OF ZXtHICH.: r
nrrow vCowcli I'f rot is knuwu.",
i!r'ti0f JH6tjrvctton : Went onr n d
the crasfi of the bpamg ami fulling oiapunry
was distinctly heard by the fogiti vns in the
cave. Ben I las'sen. opened thf iron door,
iiid mails aignala tosoine of tlie.8inall biuits
fiear, 6dt'. they "'were' not 'answered the
boatmen - not' "'being;' willing to quit their
place r iafetf for ih& dangerous vicinity
ofUhe ehpte. ;,' The did mart looked around
for ,ojn4 smftll boat, in which, unnssieted,
hemigh mike, hie escape,' and. found one
tapd to the iroo ring uaed for that pur
pose,; and driven into the rock at the on--
trance of the cave.. Hastening back, he
tlirew a large cloak oyer his daughter, and
burfVed her ori to this their only hone of
daughter inj he iusned ofT"; the joui.g man
stepped. 'm also, ad,: taking up In oaf, be
gan to ply it de"xter6usly"before a word was
suoken.i :-:r. If (n
nAf l the., shot out 'into' the: open' stream,
from, what, si.emed t,o be the foundation of
the house- some of the eeptinels stationed
b Hans pn Jth iStue. platform, just, above
their, J-eads, gave tne alarm, ana iney were
aBsa'ilej by various, missiles', but with no
efYe'ct." ''After a brisk row of half an hour,
tfief fonnU'lrtemseTveg at'tne side of a dork
batlerbd-li'-oklnir vessel. ' which' had been
fof ' several 'ays ! anchored far but in tlie
lake, waiting for a fair wind to proceed1 to
its: destination lot the i moutlvof the Aar,
where. i.t W4s stritioned. fis a sort of receiv
ing-sVipfor the morchipdie brought down
that lordly ..liVer . by smaller boats. ..The
captain was a Jew, well known to Ben
Hasaen,, and often. erjiplpyed by him in the
' trai)sp(tation of hi rherohanaize.! Tliey
cumhered Hp ;the sides of tbe vessel, ,and;
tlj od(rfa,nj;iu a few. word.?, fold tbe,papr
tyri pf their strait, and the; necessity, for
i m raedVte fl igh t ; ; but not r.ippje disturb
ed, the 'c'aW waters of tne lake the sails
flspp'ect' Idly against the mist, and', with a
ec-U'ti tenitnee :o'f despair, the Jew ' til rned to
RtidelphV1"- '"'"" ';.""':; ''
-Yolin Wan'" ;he; said, tha'rk you
forithe ikindriesr you bave' manifested to
watdfl nie and mine but your presence hero
fin;do;ua no farther, service, ami may work
ust,Jf .posylpmoro; deadly, peril,, Take
tbe boata,nd return t,o hose who doqtjesa
twaVt you at tneir banque of blood t''. , -
'Jlot 8o',"repfied the youhff"man; "I
le&ve!tro(Tnp'fI Uiitif illah is in a place of
safety'; KiVihen'f s1.e perrrii'ts tne'to re-'
mstftt :t'tn -'"V-') ' ' ' ' "" ''
f CanirtH'ovs' mate' With the" wolfl"
tskjed-::the 'oldt many:'blttei-Iy;i'As well
imagine that as eicpect'tlo wed my daughter.
Evil was the day on which her feet touched
these1 i&iwiflM&?'st ' w8 Escape; !never
moW shall she' behold lBeBt"',- A '
ThVy were 'too' mtrch bbsorbed in tlieir
own feelings to dbs'erv'e two oh three boats
put of from the town:, and steering most
suspic(loi-sly , j fp, r, the. ,esse,V ,i O; W h i J h: they
rjad,; ,aen (jrefuge,.1:.Tthe,Hcaptan. pointed
this out;; and, as.the dead icaln-.'prevente,d
the ikio'i petting under wav. thev awaited
, whatever might befall them with the calm
ness of utter defencelessness.
TJra.jioatf came nearer and. nearer; filled
wljth strpng and active foes. -Twenty sprang
upQfl deck. lfans at their head, who no soon
er saw. Rudolph khan he shouted, Heaven
bo praised, We have" found you alive !'' and
' seized hit fifle'nd by the mi."' ''j"""
1 The Jew and his da'ughte'rVere captufed,
. but nput3fl:jMiji expeftpd, Ru
dolph. loudly, commanded fti, partisans and
frlfnda , to return, nd ,1c, ave the .Jews, (o
mtke their espape.Hens. to Jhe surprise
t jnose neao. just.iea o tne a,ssaui,ve.
kemenly suppqrtpdj. bim, :nd Insisted on
was too much accustomed to yied,t,o Itu
dolph's judgement; anAXollow bis lead un
queitibnirfgAo' think of disputing hie' Will;
Though. Ia'd:.he':paued to consider,, lie
m'B'j.t.hfv.d, wpodwed hat njsgic influenpe
haawikened so,, deep. an. ,int(rest!in this
: Ben Hassen and his daughte were re
leased, and the men w$reabcut returning
Jew., apd' his daughter and
place them in the Boats JV. cried the stern
voire of'old Esrlathi'wheTiad been nir en
obserVfci Bitdbfatr of the Vcene;omi jtilll
tstcVtcfcro'to sMkrQjai'one last
boats, whose spprpraoh was unnoticed until
tbea. "And you,"youn rn to bU son -
to iM 4"at Wher'arrtrthei' fatld hiosi1 lih
"fo.llpw. me !'! ' .vi.-.-J!-. ,
"Strike at once, Nazarene !" said the old
Jew,', with ' dignity, confronting'' Earlach.
"Spare yon innocent "girl, if not myself,
the fury of the crowd on yonder blood-siain-ed
flhbre.'- Strike arid we will deem it
mercy p ;': .'.-if i '''' '''
"1 am not your executioner, old. man.
You and your daughter st all ba brought be-fre-i
aj higher . tribunalthat, of! Mother
Church to answer for the. crimes laid to
your charge.' ( .. .. . : r , , ;h .1; :
"Then, indeed, may we expect the most
cruel fate.' . Fr , myself f care not ; these
old sinews may be rucked and tortured ; I
enn endure the worst; but my innocent.,
(ltirting child, doom her hot to hnything so
fearful !-r," cried the old man, changing
his tone and attitude of supplication to one
of fierce menace, "the bitterest curses of
a father shall cleave to your house to the
latest generation !" . ,'
"Place, theni in the boat, Hans, and see
they e8cnpenot," said old Earlach, sternly.
Am) taking his son by the arm,, drew bin
into the .bout, and seated himself . by his
side while they proceeded to the city. ,
Rudolph in vain entreated his father to
forego his determination of placing Ben
Hassen and his daughter in the cu-tufly'of
the Abbot of the Franciscans. He con
fessed the deep interest he took in the safe
ty of Zillah, thereby unconsciously increas
ing lief peril; . Not that his father was cru
el by nature, but , the mental darkness of
the nge had obscured his otherwise clear
understanding; and the idea of his son be
ing in love with a' Jewess, even were she
a second ! Queen of Sliebo, was 'something
so u'terlv tturtling phi) abhorrent to him,
that ho could ascribe it to rio apency save
that of msgic. The JeWa were said to be
addicted to the black nrtt and Earlacli be
lieved the accusation just. ' ' '
. Immured in one of tlie cells of the Fran?
ciscan, Convent sat Zillah, despoiled of her.
rich robes and glittering jewels, and habi
ted in a coarse serge .garment, leaving only
the exquisite hands and throat exposed to
view.. Her face was deadly pale, and she
looked, in her attitude of dejection, mre
like some finished piece of sculpture than a
breathing being. After being separated
from her father, she had fallen into such a
deathlike swoon, that hen captors, at one
time thought she had escaped from their
hands, and at once ended her sorrows and
her life, : Jlu't sorrow, end life-; were still
strong i n that young heart i the mugnitp de
of the affliction enabled her. to endure, it?
for, after the fifst keen .pan;,. in the agony
of .which the vpry semblance of life passed
away, returning consciousness brought w ith
,1- ,' 'I?''''?:.- i'L- '
It a OUM, lenaun weigni oi sorrow, uy wuirn.
tne acuienets 01 uiu nrsi iceuiig wun uiuiu
ed'.vTh, ptiBt: the present,' and the futurtr
were nLke misty and indistinct to her ; a
troubled expressiOii would at limos' agUat'e
her deathlike .countenance, and once1 or
twice she "pressed het handBupon herbroW,
as if atteiflpting ,to , collect; her scattered
thoughts, n to, remove the sense. of . op
pression wIhcii weighed so heavily there
Tlie grating or the uor upon its rusty
hinges, as. ifwns unlocked and opened,
caused a siigli't'shiyer to run througn the
e. jiv- Li .. .'.l-L.,'J.y !-! V.i.i'i'.'i;-!'!': J'.' .
irame oi iihj uMimiipy , uiu rue uiu uui
raise her eyes or change her postifre; 11
"Dauehter' of an aetursed rate.'' said
the monk who entered, -.'confess the dark
arts you have uicd to iuthral the spirit of
young Rudolph, pf.EurJ.ach,, who no lies
bereft of reason, "alipg upon you in .his
madness, unable to shake olf the fierce, fe
ver tinrl spell by whielj yqu hoye enchapted
mm. Lioniess, and avow. your puniience,
j j 'ill" W i. t.. r1...-i. hd
merc;ifi.K'? i '-"'r'i ""I
'' "AlasJ dread iir; I naVe nought 'ttf con
fess!.' 'I know no art save (hat of loving too
wellitoorashiy's and Woe- .ie.imb that my
father has thereby fallen into the hands ql
his enemief1; ri j,,;, jiit -j
j uere, lor tne &rst .time,. ojuer tears cov
pred her facei ,,and , trickled. , through the
slender" fingers thatj.were pressed in agony
pelore ner.eyes. ,
The monk wai tbuchedi and, for one mb.
menli'tW eloqiien'ce of nature was stronger
hari prejudlce'shd fanaticism"; but. Valk
ing hastily tc arid fro the lUtld;6elli he dis
pelled Yhe uWeusy feeling, and, With all me
previous sternness, bade her prepare tolap-;
pear . before,, tl theads of the church whb
had assembled, to ry har.ipr.raher.Jo por-
demn her to such punishment as theyivchose
(b'award. ; ' v
,., Myjayie'r f "Slay f npt see once more
my poor lather I" said Zillah. beseechingly,,
.''Yes, yes,"' said the moiik,' hurriedly
And ldtmV 'warn you ohee again; your
onlf chahce 6f eecarie frbtii the1 'RcrfiWlb'
awaiting youis by confessing "freelyl and
1 tbrcrwlng yourself jipon th mercy .of the
; ', STEUBEXVILLE,
church by becoming a convert to her doc
trines.'' In two hours, a lay -brother will
conduct you Into the presence of tlie holy
tribunal." So ssying,1 without costing
another look upon Zillah, the monk; strode
from the cell locking the dnor after him.
. ,.,'yVheii. hja fontsteps could , be. no longer
heard, Zillah prostmteil, herself. qpon the
floor jn earnest supplicatioji. for, strength
in this her hotr of need, and sought it not
in vain,, . ..... , ,. . , ..: . v
Where Was Rudolph t ' Stretched on a
bed of paiii and raging-fever,' the effect of
onxiety'and asjitat'ion of;mihd. At th
nminent his efforts were mos,t needed, he
was disabled from dnjng' anything towardr
the liberation of Zillah. , . :
. Anne, his youngest end only unmarried
sister, and the faithful Hans, watched over
him night nnd day ; am), as. he raved in
cessantly of the young Jewess, they grieved
bitterly over him. and i-ympathized with
his 'sufferings'. ' But youth nnd a strong
constitution triumphed Over disease ; and,
on the tenth day after the captivity of poor
Zillah, he woke from a long, deep sleep
perfectly collected, and the throbbing of
his pule quieted to almost infantile weak
"Sister Anne," said lie, tenderly, taking
tho hand of the fair girl who was bending
anxiously over him, "what is all tbisl I
have been ill. What has happened V
'"Hush," whispered his sister. "iou
have, indeed been fearfully ill ; but, tlx?
Holy Virgin be praised, our prayers in your
behalf have' been heard, and you are spared
to us..' But you must be quiet, am) sleep
again, 'dent brother, before 1 can hear or
answer any questions." ; And, going to
table near the couch, she brought him some'
light, nourishment. ,, . ;
He partook, nd sank . down.'exhans.ted
iiito another profound sleep, which, lasted
for several hours.
Hans walked softly into the room, ami,
to hfs anxious look of inquiry, Anne smiled
andwhispured, "BetterVmucb better; but
we must be quiet, ami keep birA so as long
as possible." 'i
".I have just heard that,'' thought Hans,
"which will send the blood boiling through
his veins in , another ftvor flopd. Well,'
shemay ,be a Jewess, and ..have dealings
with the devil ; but to my, mind she has an
innocent look, and is too pretty to be burnt,
ike an , old witch. ,.I .am reauy sorry 1
ever had anything to do with her capture.'
., I I, I, (il.lW I -4 ,-',,
Anne bade llaiiB wutc
she took some' needful res't.beingwe'li hig'ri
wore' out ' with' fu'tigue'. 1 He 'prephr'cd to
obey by" taking file1 seat in an old -bakeri
chair, front iu iwcfgh't a fixture ot tlie feide
of the bed; and the, moroi-he.' thought of
the futo of Zillali tlie more, lie , pitied her,
and dreaded, its ejfects upon Rudolph, . .t; '
'I have ever. lacked thought.'' muttered
he, "or I might, devise pome plan, for J er
rescued Were lib only better, .nnd knew
all, something migiit be done. "'I'he.rq ne
still th'ree'dhy s'. I must tell hi m . nnd what
ever he commands, I will perforin. " 1
Brightetiirig' dp under the ! Inflacjic'e of
these kind and hoprful thoughts, Hnns con
tinued to muse until Rudolph's heavy breath
ing becaaie so infectious that he, perforce,
yielded, to the .influence of- sleep.' How
long he. remained in this state hp knew not.
but a touch and the laughing remonstrance.
of Rudolph roused him. i, ,;.
; "Huns, my good itijiow, you, must be
blowing a trumpet accompaniment to tne
advance of an ''imaginary army,' from the
loudness of your brenth,i,ng." ,,(
The good youth excused himself by say
ing he had walked fair over' the mountaiiis'
for somd herbs,' said ti be sovereign ih'the
curd of distempers caused by witclitraft, if
gathered:: before sunrise, and. was: some
what wearied:,- -it oi vh i ;'
)YUchcrflft I,, What,:folly, Hane.,.,Qo
yobejieye, like the rest, that, l .ami;b,e-
witched 1 tell you. I jove Zillah, better
than life ; her danger alone, and the .mad
' -. fill I .. , ',, I,' , J,,. i.'. ,.'!
excitjemcnt of the lew days preceding . ,licr
capture, have produced' my 'illness.' 'fBotli
Zilliili and' her ''father' escaped jfroni the
coat's, did ' they" hotl" asked ho, lobkihg
eagerly at Hani.'' ': '"' '' "
' "'Alas1, ho replied Hani.':i,'They have
been divided among the birds of!prej.;The
Dominicans have tie pld. man and Will
drajn hi coffers W') be fhey ever ift.fujl,
bpforo they Ipthjtn.pff ',, and,, the', 'girl ., was
. (ocked up by , the JJrancisne,;,.;, ', ,
. , "iGold Can do piuch," said Uudoioh :.but
.wnere can i procure tne goiu t xet Lilian
mnat hp liherated !" ' ' i'- '' ' '
,' "iVmust be soon," then," said Hans, sb'-
ruptiy ; ior sne nae oeen- tnea suu con-
doRincd;";' ;'.1 -:w .
: ' 'C"hdemnod to What; and " for what 1
iti he bed jnd itSng;the art of Hani, it
if to prevent his escape before answering
the quest'ibrl. ' ' ' '' '' "'
"I; prsy"yon,"'cri'ed' Nans, ,vdo not go
iriad again !'' Bo qnict', and I will tell you
all 1 know a and, moreover, Will peril- life
and limb to do whatever you may com-
mood."; :., ;., ,, ,!, ..ii T
This last snntence, uttered with an ex
pression of deep devotion to Rudolph, sooth
ed hin and he souk back uppi)'his pillows,
while Halts proceeded with his narrative.
Zillahr according to ' his account, had
been brought before the ecclesiastical coun
cil, accused by ld Earltich of having be
witched liia ton, whose life was then in per
il from- hei 6pe)le. In the state of populir
lejing ngaiust the Jews, to be accused was
but to.be conleinned; and, qs ZillnJi either
could not or would not confess herself guil
ty of the churg'e, she was sentenced to be
burnt at the stake, with some r.thcrs, as a
terror to evil-doers. .In" three days, the
sentence was to be carried into execution
before the' Franciscan Convent. 4 - " ' ' '
' "1 will die or save her!" said Rudolph,
sternly. "! will rescue her from the vbry
flumes. Hans, how many of ou'rtriedcom-
panions can we, rely upon to aid us in. an
enterprise, I, know. not how, wUJ and des-
perate( but pne I sweor tn attempt, .though
follr-wed by certain death 1" , i .... . .. ,
'Do vou but point, out the. way," Toplied
.Hans,' "and leave the rest to me. I know
a score of burly fellows who4 would follow
you to tho piT iiself without askingaques-
'Search tlirim ouf,'thenj at ohce, Haiis ;
as you love me,' lose no tithe; and beware
that no one suspect any, movement of the
kind upnn our part-.: My illnesa must, an
swer one good turn, by putting my father
off his guard ; and we must make the most,
too, of his'absencq from the city."
. ''Aiine's entrance stopped further parley
nh 'the one absorbing ibpic. nnd she did not
fail to uotice life 'excited state of Iter brbtli
cP wlto vviis Trt patiently''' tossing upon his
bed.'i She glhncud'ropro'achfully at 'Hansi
' 'Yoit have; been, talking imprudently; 1
fear,", said ;s!)p, i VlJthch ine that cup with
the potion thaleeph left." .. .,, ,,.,,. ,; ,.. t.:
' Hans; much embarrassed, obeyed; and,
toking it frori) him, she prescnted .it tq ljer.
t"'!..!1 .1 'ii'!. IS' ' , :i I.;" ';'
oroiiier,.piiu jnBisieu upon nis urinKing Jt,
i The drug was narcotic, tand under its -in-.fliienc'e
the patient sank gradually into pro
.found sleep ; 'while Hans left tlie house with
a quickstep, but thoughtful ' brow.' The
enterprise to Wllbh ' he hdd pledged hliti
solf was not Without great risk to ali en-
gaged, pvon ennposilig liecodld find asiiffi-
cient number as (lev.qted and willing .to un?
'dertake U os himself, ;in the: faqe.of the,
'nnathemns of the church, more learxid than,
'. , . L. ii. I y i ' , ! , -. ! .. . . ,
.-deadly weapons., ,...,. .,!',,.,
! "Ho, there,' Hans !" cried a, youth o.f
stout fratpe and 'smiling face ;, "liov fures
young Eiirlach Ts It true tlie j'iiiiiig Jew
ess has be"wkchfedli fin that he u nigh d n-to-
death V' ' " t:'. ,-:.;:-;.'
"Fools py'sb;Ernsti but' there isorily
ond sbrt of witchcraft ' about it,' Rudolph
B.vearsj,,ivid. thatj I trowthe pretty G ret-'
cJien, Dume Margaret's grand-duughter, in
the hamlet below, has .dealt out freely t0
you Nay', yoii well know my meaning !
And 1 begin 'to thiirk the helping hand we
lent the old niaA'ih' capturing the Jewess
wns the' worst day's work we; ever undor
tookj I, t Mother Church ssy what she will.''
"How I" -demanded'; Ernst. - "Rudolph
Wed; with ft Jewess 1" - .,. i' i,
Vere;Gretohen coine of Jew pr Turk,
lliinkjou yqu could stand tamely, by and
see her burn, eyen though it 'might be for
the good of your , soul t Rudolph means j
hot, 1 trust, ti wed her ; his only wish be
fore, ds-you know was to send her and her"
futher ln; saffcty ' out of the country'.'. Wo'
helped to prevent their escape1; 'arid I liave
prdmisedtcvlen'd a helping1 hand to 'o'nilo
my . own . work.'! t must sea ow-riiariy of
our comrades w ill join me in doing his bid
jingti whatever.; i may! be.-. vToii Ernst,
must along with, us" ( li-'-iVili.? ,!.,'...
. ''Provided, Rudolph .onlydesires. to get
'I W '' ' I. .1. - i i !
the Jews out ol
without the walls; and deterriiinowhat I's1
to;be'Jme;Wi'r-'l 1','l! ?iT, .'"--;
j .They'separatod ttfking difforerir. routes
the one deeper i intrf i the thoronghlwea -of
the city, and the other without, too -wallsj
tp'the ortB-Jiiitisas apf- liamlett bfl0' nl'i'
E,rjist(walked rapidly, oni witjihe light,
elastic trearj which the braciBgair and liar
dy lifoor.a'brave .inountaineer.could alppp
give. " nisVwsy". fay through vlncyardaand
wAJl-' - '. if' '!l - tJ .-::!
cornueius, omeiiui" n ""'ivng u.bhijs
bf the'Uke'j'sbmetimes bn a small footpath
formed1' npirf terraces'' -on '1 level -with the
lwiter,dur'ing gYeai'pafl of the wt'shaded
w u io in
Jou. ine, mauipn, iiw, isB. preiry. one,
ike mv ovv'n Giretciicn, Go, rtans. and'see
as many of our comrades as yoq can, nor
will 'br idleY'to-mbrro'wn we''fcin; nSeet
by large beech and oak trees. The vvolnut
and other fruit-trees that overhung the path
way like weeping willows,-many of them
being planted horizontally, stretched from
the sidestof .the; hill,or fronr .the edge of
the water, their boughs dipping into the
hike, beneath, The icattered, cottages, the
numeruus villages, the picturesque villas
on the .banks or the lake, with, here sad
(here a heat church, pointing with its ta
per Spire to the calm, blub heavens above,
added to the beauty of the scene ; and, by
their silent appeal; touched with' softness
jho rugged, though not unfeeling breast of
the mountaineer,-who had been" revolving
in his mind the communication of Hans ;
nor was thq termination of bis' walk, just
ip sight, likely to weaken these pleadings
of compassion ,,',.,
A peasant's cottage, with a cluster of
flpe beach-trees in front, its small terraced
garden on one side, ond a few cherry-trees
laden with fruit on the other, bespoke peace
and contented industry, from the perfect
air of neatness in and around it. Iiiiincdi
ately in front of the doorsatan old woman,
with Bnowy cap and' kerchief, spinning;
and, at a little, distance, the pretty Gret-
chen was preparing to set off with her pail
to, milk the cows, which were pastured up
on some green spot higher up the mountain.
A few light bounds, and Ernst was by the
Bide of the' mafden .'nnd; taking, the , pail
from her, they slowly ascended the moun
tain, thinking of their own love, and talk
ing of that of Rudolph's for the' beautiful
Jewess.- . ' ;:';' ' ' .' '
Hans fonnd about twenty of his associ
ates, engaged them to follow Rudolph and
himself, In, whatever they might undertake
to further, the escape of Zillah. .Then,
though wearied and hungry, he determined,
before returning to Rudolph, to discover
the prison of the 'Jewess, and 6ee if there
was any 'charice of procuring her, escape
before sh'e shonld be brought out to execu
tion.! i .!;- i'f ' - "'' '-'-' '''''' 1
Hq..poon;reacl)ed the neighborhood of the
convent where she;, was. confined ;. and it
was not, long before hp. saw the, porter of
the convent and several officials coming
out to give grders from the superior, to the
workmen employed jn theourt below, evi
dently' 'making arrangements for the ap-
:prbfti:hin'g'AUl'o: dx'te. ' Hans joined the
group; apd. thdt he- might linger 'without
suspicion to": listen to their conversation',
offered;his services in planting the stakes
firmly ,iu the-ground. ;:.Whila occupied in
thjfi way, he,diuVnpt pease tq ply the porter
with questions about -the place of.ZillahTfc
confinement, and thq prpbability, ;as,old
Ben Hassen was rich, of her being at last
ransomed. , ,
' "Imiibssible'niy1' son !" said tho monk.
"The dog of a Jew has not one penny more
than' will ovo 'his owri lifoj ond tlie'eor-
eross, his'd'uughter, must bum; as-s'liirde-
serves." : I i r
r u' v -r pP""i iut iiiwj ui tier
triba should offer to ransom her?. For I
licnrold Ben Hassen land his daughter are
iif high rank among their own people." 1
' "They opght. to have'looked to that be
fore new ;' replied the monk. "The Jew
ess burtis the day after tb-mnrr'nw, that the
peppte; limy see how Holy Mother Church
punishes the primes of devil's witchcralt.
She is to be chained to this stake, iii front
'of the others, that the crowd may have a
better view i and it will.be the last pile
kindW." ; ( , ,.
: Hans expressed great Satisfaction at the
wise arrangement of the holy father j and,
his sell-imposeu task being finished, bade
the monk good evening, and turned his foot
steps towards Earltrch s dwelling. ' To the
anxious lover he. related his success;
i ! ..''.(i;cTHCtBE ! BEXT WtEK.j ' ; .: ..
1 '.'' ;' n." 'I Cannot Pray" ? '
; 't cannot pray--1 have never prayed ;
iny mother never taught me,--was the re-
'ply of one who, convinced of sin and of
Ins need of !Suvuuirr i.wa8 urged to cast
hiiiiselljjji prayer behire liou.vllts moth
er was a'professig Chrislian,, and her son,
jwiwn to ih.i'nfiooii; had embraced scepiic-
al opi'tufiris for'no others ' were brought
l-efore hie mind i childhood.'" He " was
inielligent, ainiahle. Htid, refined.'yct.'over
his spiritual' world jhere, . brooded. Eevp
tun', diirkhfi'ss'. ,Doub.ts, iplanted.by the
nujiMiniii vi iimipc inula vigM.ui1, mull iiih
rhmtier cmtld nofbe Moted'tiuf. t'rii'ey
oaiufirtliey. Were more reul tlian the' faitti
he would gladly have embraced. ' j-m..i
r iWmher, tire you laitiilul.to ilie clxilu of
t?oiir oik i . poes tl'i.e bahe jrl your a'rms.
tan' it 'iisp.iyour naina.'enil are Vou fail
gr,;,t teacb fa that.;of;jesus !i; .Can; ii
mtikBj knowiv fQ;you, rts ,yaoi an; wtsh
e.s in ch'il'lisii Jword and have you ,,nnl
Vettanehtit to unter ihem t 'Our Faihe'r?'
Do yiMrgnldB the'spirit in so doiiij; truly
to ask.T i Or art voii ne1ectinjf yfiur h igli-
and holies dntiesJ.fc-Are you willing
.. I il.i ' -.2 . . .11! .
iii iieanu iiT.,years -ape,you.,wi,iiing o
iear, at the jndghient, srnt, Mymotlipr
nev'eir tttugU 'me. tooray' yZljtmfricw
PB.EMA.TO'EE MATJUMONY. ,
Marriage is a divine and "beautiful, ar
rangement. It wasdesigne'd by Provi
dence, nt:t-olly ,as,a pieans of keeping
up population, or, ns a rnere social , and
economical convenience, , but (83 tlie
blending of two spirits into one tho mas
culine representing wisdom, and the fotiir
inine, nlTeetion. . When there rs., a true
spiritual affinity betw'ecn the two,; then
the design is accomplished. .... ' .
Premature marriages are among the
greatest evils of the times; and it would
not be a bad idea in these days of reform,
if an "atiti-marryingin-a-liurry society"
were instituted. ' Now-a daj-s pcnp'eVap
into' the magic life circle with no more
consideration than they would 'partake ol
a dinner little thinking that, when once
in, they are there until tlieir end comes.
There is but little, sometimes no' mutual
analysis of disposition, and comparison of
taste and affections.'-' Thev seem to fan
cy that, if there oio any discrepancies,
the fatal gordian knot, which" can be sel
dom cut and never united, will harmo n
ize all.' ' ' ' "'
: The numbers ti-lio have felt this triifii
tho' numbets ' "still feeling it to their
heart's core are incalculable. Tltey rec
ognize it as 'the great niistake of their
lives.'' The chain is not W them a silken
one,' bui"a"cable;'of'; iron',' that tightens
around 'them in'ore "and more, crushing
all hope and energy, substituting' hate for
love, and eating out with its rust, the very
inner life of the Soul. ' "' " ' '
" Brt'ys and girls now, marry to a greater
extent than ever before, "Instead I of wait
i ng-ii 11' (hey become full grown and ma
tured men and women ' The young dan
dy, as soon k-iS lie gets out' of shoit jack
ets, and fiflifs' a little furze ' gathered on
his upper lip and tlie yoiing 'miss, as
soon as jlie emerges from the tinrsery
and abbreviated frocks think, they are
qualified 'o assume ! the most solemn' re
sponsibilities bf life. ' And so if 'pa' and
'liia' won'i conscnt.'they post off to some
Gretna Green, antl. there .take' obligatiorj-J
'they 'will' neveh'cease bitterly to repent.
Marriage' sboultl neyebe the result of
fancy. ' The ball worn and the evening ,
party rarely develope real cl.iaracterl
Under tlie" exljara(ing''in.flu'ence- of 'tWe
daiice, the glare of" light, and, tlie 'merry
squib and joke,' th'e dissolute young man
may" appcar'umiable,' and the tawUry,'sia-
ternly scold, liiveablei Matches inad'e at
suclrfilaccs, or under similar circumstan
ces, are not of the class that : brigiiiateiT. in
heaven. They ' rh'ore ' gerietal'y are 6on-
ceived in tho opposite "place and bring
forth -only iniquity. The true wayj to
learn each other is to uo it at , nome, in
the parlor, in : the kitchen, and on occa
sions thai test the disposition and temper.
We see the result of these unions in the
almost daily divorces that are taking place,
in the running away oi nusoanus, leaving
their wives and children ;o starve, antl
the elopement of wives.. Not only this,
but w e witness it in trie broken spirited
men, made old, in the prime of life, strug
gling on for mere food, and clothing, and
shelter, ami in woman,, cross, dirty, slut-
. It would he . finite iinno?sib!o for us to
depict fahlifutly the multitude of physicajl
and moral evils tliat Ves'tilt from thesff sin
ful alliances for sinful they are. ' Tliey
ruin the body,; crmpt. the. moral-,! end
stultify the mind. ,, And the.. resuU does
not 'ston with husband and wife! There
are' children,' they must' partake of the
feebleness" and weakness'bf thd'jisrents,
Boih physical and monl(-and go' out into
tjie busy, woi Id , stunted. jum, gnarlcu in
body and mind. Gixl pity them 1 v.,)r!
,. We would hot be understobd.sja speak
iiig against the institution of marriage.-
It j holy;' beautiful find benfficerit.'' Hut
fet ;evry. one: -take his 'mate .or none.-
Lei nnt the, brave -eagle pair with tlift sju-
. ' ' 'i ' ' ' A. . J'...r. '.,: ...:.u t.
niti owi, nor tne kpiivib novo. yim mc m
zaru or, crow. JjiKe sttouui nave nue.
I t is a glofibns sight to 'see two 'old people
who hiivo weathered the t-torms and bask
t?d in thej stinsliiiVe of life together, gr;
... !' . . . k ( I ' 'T "I. " '
hand. in rhapd. loyinelv and, truthfully
down'ihe gentle, decjivity of time, yvith
no.angers1 of jealousies iior hatreds 'ear
n'ered lib aifainsieach othnr,' and looking
with hope ami joy to the everlasting youth
of heaven, where they- two shall be one
foiever, uThis is true; marriage for it
is the ..marriage of spirit,, with spirit ;
Their love is woven into a woof of . gold,
that neither time nor eternity can sever.-
Eclectic ' ''' '-''.' r"- ii ' :
I& I. NUMBER 51
4 rt'.T; : nn j'W't i' f '
"Why Didn't tlie American Party Car
f,,;.-ai- ry loujsianal trh ,
L;;4Thc editor of Ilia NewOrlenns Orel-
eeiit, who has' been':a good ideal bot'ed liy
correslpondenls intjni ring why tBe Amei
icati; party did hot carry Louisiana, fakes
Lis text from one flf.the letters-land! thus
.discouise -i .-i'.- l! JWi' u'tt
Why didn't 'you: carry Louisiana!
We-all expected you would Hip' here! .
You 'all expf cted' tve would tip'thcrS, -
did you ? Well, we expect you are tdrr-
fountludiy 'disappointed, We expected
io cat ry' Louisiana - dowa here, bu we
didn't, for the eiiemy 'played oh .t, harp
u v a thousand strings, and deluded too
many people into voting the 'wrong tick
et !:;,- ', v.-r i - -M-z-nA
You want' to 'know Low thisliap'pened
Well tell you in short order i-'quicker
than a sftoh horse vas ever torfieJj -Irl
the Catholic parishes' ihe people voted
against oitr ticket because they -were "told
by the high priests, Pharisees' 1 and .' Sadi
ducees of (lie enemy, each otic1 of whorii
played on a harp uv a thousand strings;
that we were opposed to' Catholics. !'i
tn the Protestant parishes, the people
voted against 'our ticket ' because they
were told by men in authority that we
were opposed to Protestant because we"
had nominated a Catholic as a -Governor;1
and each in ah in authority,' as he conclu
ded, 'played on' a harp uv'a thou'sanct'
strings'.' and thereby enticed ihe -'people"'
to follow in their footsteps; " ' ' '
; And- then,' five-sixths of the foreigner!
voted against us because they Were tola
that the diabolical Know Nothings intend'"
to hamstrjng every mother's sort,of therri
after the election, and the orators, aforesaid '
-in the most earnest manner imagina-,
ble, 'played on a harp uv" a thousand,
strings,' and the foreigners followed the ' ,
... ... i-.'.. i i, i.i .j(it JOS
. And it rained all. oyer . he Jnterior on i. .
the day of the election, and so about .wpj "
thousand, pf our folks, having fear of wet-;i
ling theif jieloypd feel, before, their, eyes,
aud having each purchasers j'harp (tiv8
thousaiid, strings,' concluded, ti tayatj;
home, fnd practice music. ; j-.toi lij
Furthermore, jn addition tq tho fpregof
ing .xeworjs, .we did'nt, and coulda7'rfoir(n4:i
it utqily impossible- to get votef enqngbin1
for the et-einy 'played, on a, harp fi.
ihouaand strings,' r and great ullUudei,,
followed and joined with .he, iafpa,;u;; ,j
P. S.-rlf our correspondent isn't ati!i
tied ;widii their luminous iexIanatiotv.heT
must put his interrogatories in adiffei'enti
shape, and to will ciicleavor; for -aniwet.!
them, at least to the best .oi- our iabthty;'1
We may (we want this kept secret,) by,
continual itry ing bur hand;mve8'.'U'the'
true reason ourselves! V - j?a?ro") yw.tx
N. B. It, is positively untrue that 4he'
American party has ordered ten thousand
harps 'eachjiuo a thousand- 6trings:-'forf' '
116 during the next Presidential oampaign.11 "
We desire to nip this .atrociou calumny1 '
in thebud. . ,?: -ip' a .'- v 3 l.iu
v'A ii'.'.- mmn .fi'.'1-'i. !,-'
Wetting Bricks;! m Iu1i!il1
' A it is impotta'nt that every- ond'entra-'1'
ged in building,' should be 'weU'inTorih'ed . .
jn tegard to-the dtrrability of 'matdnal'i;?'
vrd ' publish the folio wihg frdht! tt ' exi ?
change paper : ' -.(
,. ttery fe1- 'people,1 Weventuiier9r, a ''
aware bf the advantage 6,'wetting before' (
laying them, or, if they ar6' aware 6f it ',
they do not prqctlce'lt fof, of the many
houses now in progress iiVihts city, there'
sre 'very few1 in' which wet brick are used.'
A Wall twelve inches thick, built of good
mortar with bricks well 6oaked, is stron.
4. ;. , - ' ' .... ''':''
ger in every respect, thari aittefeh inches t
thick buill dry. j The . reasoii of ys. is, "
that if the bricks are i "satinated wiih'wa- '
ftr, they will not abstract frorn the mor-"
tar, the hioisure which 4 necessary to ,
its-crystalization,' and on the contrary they
will 'uniie 'chemically with the mortar,
and become" as solid as 'a rock1, 0n tie'
other iiand.' if the bricks' arb put up dry,.
they''imme'Jiately.(aket' all the ' moisture ' . '
from the rnortar, leaving it to' dry to har '
don, and die i consequence w', .that when'.
building'" of this .description "i taken'
down, or ttiitibles down of its own jht-iiV
; .- e'. .-..'. ''. V. I-''-,' ;.. .. . -
we.mor.ar ..o, ... uiuvu
Scientific Jlmelica, .