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tiSTThe following melody words and
music composed by a student wai Fung
at tic close of the last year of the Lewis
lurg University. We thiuk it worthy of
publication, and regret we can not print
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SHALL WE ALL MEET AGAIN f
hail we all naect again.
Decked in tbe tinsel of mirth snd rise,
Staffing eweet niehlv'fl strain.
With pteaaure an full and lne?
Blithesome a the herald of libt.
Chaffing the dark-footed niinion of nlgbt,
Bounding Vr the iiiJl with delight
fehall ire aifH arainf
WauU any you.'
stuUl am all ran-t aain.
Wrapped in Die pnumU of woe sad gloofB,
Walking in aomm Mack train,
- Or atandhift beside tbe tolnb!
fad epirita with miKTy frd,
liark aa the curtain tlie ni;rht-wetche efw4j
alin;ling in a tear o'er tlie diad
feliai! we mrtX a:aii. ?
W bat sae you I
Shell we all meet atrain,
llobrd in the pu-lands of lore and Joy, -W
here aunltiuc. ni--'er can wane.
And raptiuv baa uo alley 1
Var over the startudile-l hills,
Irinkirii the ew-tnes of aaneirftitt rills,
Where glory tlie has jy Kjul Llij
PL.tl we UM--t again?
What aay you.'
An Incident of the Revolutionary War.
T1IE FAIR COUHIEll.
BV T. S. ARTUCR.
Every post in South Carolina had yielded
successively lo I he American, excepting
Charleston and Ninety-Six, but steadily,
day after day, the siege ol ihe falter pro
gressed, the Americans slowly approaching
the Tort by a series ol works constructed
under the superintendence of Kosciusko.
On the third of June, the long expected
reinforcement from England reached Lord
ltiwdon, which, with the Southern Roy
alists and a portion of three Irish regiments
swelling his force lo two thousand meu.
Hut all his eflorts lo transmit intelligence
to the belcagured garrison at Nioty-Six,
proved una ailing.
On the 11 ih ol" June, Gen. Green re
ceived intelligence from Gen. Sumpter, of
the approach of Kawdon. lhen with re
newed diligence he pressed the siege, hop
ing to obtain capitulation before Col.
Cruder should receive news of the ap
proaching succor. Cut ihe commander of
the fort was ever on the alert to make good
his defences, and, though ignnraol of the
near approach of aid, he would listen to no
overtures of capitulation.
One evening a countryman rode along
ihe lines conversing with the officers and
soldiers on duty. No particular notice i
"Ate tou certain I"
Yes. Green received information this
morning. Kawdon leaves Cruger at Ninety-Six,
who is to move as soon as possible
tin nts bloody recruits and their properly
to take a route that will put the Edisto
between him and our forces. Moving
down the Southern band of this river to
Orangeburg, be will thence make a junc
tion with Kawdon, at Friday's Ferry.''
"Then they will divide their forces,"
said Geiger, eagerly, "and give Green an
advantage by which he will not be slow to
profit. Cruger will not be a day on the
march before our General will make his
No," replied the neighbor. If I
heard aright, it is Gen. Green's intention
to pursue Rawdon, and strike a more de
Why did not he encounter him at
the Saluda, when the opportunity offered?"
" uen. bumpier was not with him.'
Nor is he now."
" And, I fear, will not join him, as he so j
much desires. He finds no one'iHing lo
become bearer of despatches. The couuty
between Sumpter's station, on the Wate-
ree, is full of the enemy who will to a
certainty murder any man who undertakes'
the journey. I would not go on the jour
ney lor my weight in gold.'
"And can no man be found to risk his
life for his country, even on so perilous a
service V said the farmer, in a tone of sur
prise, not unmingled with mortification.
None. The tfTort to reach Sumpter
would be fruitless. The bravest man will
hesitate to throw his life away."
" God protect those who devote them
selves to the good of their country," said
Geiger ; if I could bear the fatigue. 1
would not shrink from the service an in
u You would commit an act of folly."
"No of true devotion to my country,"
replied the farmer, warmly. But," he
added, in a saddened voice, " what boots it
that I am willing for the task t These
feeble limbs rcluse to bear me on the jour
ney." Emily Geiger, the daughter, heard all
this with feelings of intense interest ; and
as she had often said before, so she said
now, in the silence of her spirit : " Oh,
that I were a man !" But she was simply
a young and tender girl, and her patriotic
heart could only throb with noble feelings,
while her hands were not able to strike a
blow for their country. "If 1 were orrfv a
man !" murmured she, again and again,
as she mused on what she bad heard, long
alter the neighbor bad departed.
In the meantime, Gen. Green, who had
heard through messengers from Col. Lee.
f the proposed abandonment of Ninety-Six
and the division of the British and Tory
forces, was making preparations to retrace
his steps, and strike, if possible, a decisive
blow against Lord Rawdon. In order to
make certain of victory, it was necessary
to inform Sumpter of his designs, and ef
fect a junction with him before attacking
the enemy. But, thus far, no one offered
to perform the dangerous service.
On the morning of the day upon which
the army was to commence retracing its
j steps, Green sat in bis tent, lost in deep
tnougni. since taxing tne command ol tne
southern army, be had been struggling at
every disadvantage, with a powerful ene
my, and many cuizens of the country were
lost to every feeling of true patriotism
and now, having weakened that enemy, he
felt eager to strike a blow that would des-
was taken of this, as the friends of the j troy him; but with the force he could corn-
cause were permitted to enter the camp, mand.il was yet a doubtful question whether
I k-n ,iv- ti. . .1.1 1. .
ou cugagciiiciji wuuiu result ill victory to
the American arms. If he could eflect a
junction with Sumpter before Lord Raw
don reached Friday's Ferry, on the Con
ga ree, he had great hopes of success. But
the great difficulty was to get a messenger
to Sumpter, who was distant between one
and two hundred miles. While the Gen
eral was pondering these things, an officer
entered and said
M A country girl is before the tent, and
wishes to speak with you."
" 1 ell her to come in," replied the Gen
eral. The officer then withdrew, and in a few
moments re-anna red in company with a
young girl, dressed in a closely fitted habit,
carrying a small whip in her hand- She
curtsied respectfully as she entered.
The General arose aa the maiden step
ped inside of his tent, and returned ber sal
utation. " Gen. Green V inquired the stranger.
The officer bowed.
" I have been told," said she, the color
deepening in her face, ' that you are in
want of a bearer of despatches to General
" I am," replied the General, but I
find no one courageous enough to under
take the perilous mission."
" Send me," said the maiden.
H Send you ?" exclaimed the General,
taken by surprise. "You 1 Oh no, child !
I could not do that. It is a journey from
which brave men hold back."
I am not a brave man. I am only a
woman. But I will go.1
Touched by such an unlooked-for inci
dent, after pausing a moment he said, 1
" Will you go on this journev alone !"
" Give me a fleet horse, and I will bear
your message safely."
" What is your name V inquired the of
ficer, after another thoughtful pause.
" Emily Ueiger."
" Ii your father living f
" Yes ., -
" Have yon his consent V
" He known nothing of my intention.
But he loves bis country, and, but for ill
health, would be now bearing arms against
ber enemies. Hit heart is with the food
cause though hit arm if powerless. Hit
and go where they pleased. The individ
ual here mentioned moved along, much in
terested in all he saw, until he arrived at
the great road leading directly to the town.
Pausing for a few moments, he glanced
cautiously around him, and then, suddenly
putting spurs to his horse, dashed at full
speed into the town seeing th:s, the guard
snd stntinels opeued their tire upon him,
but he escaped uuhurt, holding up a letter
as soon as lie was out of danger. The
garrison immediately threw open the gales
10 receive the messenger, who proved to
be from Lotd Kawdon, and brought the
welcome intelligence of his near approach.
Hoping still to reduce the fort belore the
crr'.vul ol Lord Kawdon, uen. tireen utged
tn the work of iuvetiture by every means
in his power, but before he had accom
plished bis task, a messenger had arrived
from Sumpter with the tntellegence that
Rawdon had passed him and was pushing
trn for Ninety-Six. The crisis had now
come. He resolved to attack the
fort, and if not successful in reducing it, to
retire with his army towards North Car
oiind, before Ittwdon came up.
Tfce 16th June, 1781. was the day
chosen for the assault, and though the men
fought with desperate courage, the fort was
successfully delcnded. and after suffering
great loss. Gen. Green ordered bis troops
lo retire. Green retreated to Broad river,
where he encamped, and Rawdon fearing
to attack him, he remained unmolested.
Near the place where Gen. Green was
encamped.stood the unpretending residence
of a country farmer, in moderate circum
stance, whose name was Geiger. He
"a, a true Iriend of the American cause,
and but for ill health that rendered him
unable lo endure the fatigues of the camp,
would have been under arms in defence of
his country. Geiger had an only daugh
ter, who was imbued with her father's
" If I were only a man ! she would of
ten say when intelligence came ol a British
or Tory outrage, " if I were only a man,
that 1 could fight for my country."
On the third day of Green's encampment
near the residence of Geiger, a neighbor
dropped in. "AVbat newt?" asked the
" Lord Rawdon has determine, to aban
don the fort at Ninety-Six." ..
head must approve the act, though his
heart might fail him were I to ak his ceo
sent. But it is not for you to hesitate.
Heaven has sent you a mesnger, and you
dare not refute to accept the proffered ser
vice when so much is at slake."
" Noble girl !" said the General, with
emotion. " You shall go ; and may God
speed you and protect you on your jour
" lie will, murmured Ihe intrepid girl,
in a low voice.
" Order a sw ift but well-trained and
gentle horse to be saddled immediately,''
said Green to the t,ffher who had conduct
ed the maiden into his presence.
1 he officer retired, and hmily seated
herself! while the General w rote .1 hasty
despatch for Sumpter. This, after it was
completed, he read over lo her twice, in
order that, if compelled to destroy it, she
might yet deliver the message verbally,
and then asked her to repeat to him its con
tents. She did so, accurately. lie then
gave her minute directions in regard 10 the
journey, with instructions how to act in
case she was intercepted by the soldiers of
Lord Rawdon to all of which she listened
with" deep attention.
" And ntw, my '"good girl," said the
General, wiih an emotion he could not
conceal, as ho handed her the despatch,
" I commit to your care this important
message. Everything depends on its safe
delivery. Here is money for your expen
ses on the journey," and he reached her a
purse. But Emily drew back, ravino
I have money in my pocket. Kern
what you have. You will need it, and
more, lor your country.
At this point the officer re-entered the
lent, and announced that the horse was
And to am I," said Emily, as she
stepped out into the open air. Already a
wnt'.per 01 what was going on in the Gen
eral's quarters was passing through the
camp, and efficers and men had gathered
before his tent. There was no sign -of
tear about the fuir young maiden, m she
placed her fool in the hand of an officer,
and sprung upon the saddle. Gen. Green
stood near her. He extended his hand as
soon as she had firmly seated herself and
grasped the reins of the noble animal upon
which she was mounted.
God speed you on your journey ; and
may Heaven and your country reward
you," said he, as he held her hand tightly.
As he relinquished it, the officer who had
till then held the horse by the bridle, re
leased his grasp and the animal sprang
away, bearing the courier ftom the camp
rapidly in a south-westerly direction. Of
ficers and men guzed after her, but no wild
shout of admiration went up to the skies.
On tome minds pressed painful thoughts of
the perils that lay in the path of the brave
girl ; others, rebuked by her noble sell-devotion,
retired to their tents, and refrained
from communion with their fellows on the
subject that engrossed every thought ;
while others lost all present enthusiasm in
their anxiety forthe success of the mission.
About five miles from Green's encamp
ment lived one ol the most active and
bitter Tories in ull South Carolina. -His
name was Lorie. He was ever on the
alert for information, and had ri-ked much
in his efforts to give intelligence to the
enemy. Two of his sons were under arms
at Ninety-six, on the briiish side, and he
had himself served against his country at
Camden, oince the encampment of Gen
Green in his neighborhood, Loire had been
in daily communication with spies who
were kept hovering in his vicinitv, in or
der to pick up information that misfit be
of importance lo the uritish
Some four hours alter bmily Geiger hod
started on her journey, one of Loire's
spies reached the house of his employer.
What news ?" asked the Tory, w ho saw,
by the man s countenance, that he had
something of importance to communicate.
" Ihe rebel Green has found a me-sen-
ger to carry his despatch to Sumpter.'
" Are you sure V
" Yea ; and she has been on her jour
ney some four or five hours."
" She 1"
" Yes. That girl of Geiger's went to
the camp this morning, and volunteered
We will not stain our pages with a
record of the profane and brutal words that
fell from the lips of the lory.
journey. In passing a small settlement
known as Morgan's Range, w hieh she did
about four o'clock in the afternoon, she
took the precaution to sweep around in a
wide circle, as some of Ihe most active and
evil minded Tories in the State resided in
Gradually the day declined, and as the
deep shadows mingled more and more
with each other, a feeling of loneliness,
not before experienced.came over the mind
of Emily, and her eve were cast about
more warily, as if she feared the approach
ol danger. 1 he house at which she had
proposed lo spend the night was still ten
miles in advance, and as the shades of
evening began to gather around, the hope
e ... .
01 reaming tnis resting in ace was anan
doned ; for there being no moon, there was
danger ol losing her way in Ihe darkness.
This conviction was so strong, that Emily
turned her horse in the diiection of the
first farm house that came in view after
the sun had fallen below the horizon. As
she rode up to the door, she was met by a
man, who accosted her kindly .asked where
she was from, and how far she was going.
' I hope to reach El wood's to night,"
replied Emily. How far away is ii !"
" Over ten miles, and the road is bad
and lonely," said the man, whose wife had
by this time joined him. "You had better
get down and stay with us till morning."
" If you will give me the privilege," re
turned the maiden, " 1 shall feel greatly
The man promptly offered his hand to
assist Emily to dismount, and while he
led her tired horse away, his wife iuvited
her to enter the house.
" Have you come far ?" enquired the
woman, as she untied Emily's bonnet
strings, looking very earnestly in her face
as she spoke. ,
"lour horse looked very tired. You
must have ridden him a long distance."
" I rode last," said Emily, ' but still I
have not been able to reach Ihe place for
which I started this morning."
" It's hardly sale for a young girl like
you lo take such a long journey alone, in
these troubled times."
"I'm not afraid. No one will harm
me," said Emily, forcing a smile.
"No matter. Ii's all ihe same," and
bitching bis horse to the fence, the young
man entered the house with tbe familarity
of an old acpuaitance.
The sound of the horse's feet, as Mink
came dashing up lo the house, awakened
Emily. The room tlie occupied being
on Ihe ground floor, and the window raised
to admit cool air, she heard every word
that passed. It may well be supposed that '
her heart sunk in her bosom. For a long
but ere the whole was destroyed, tlie door
opened and a woman enieied. Turning
her back quickly, Emily crowd, d all that
remained of the paper in her mouth, aod
covering her lace tightly with her hands,
held them there, as if weeping, unhl the
last particle of the tell t!c de-plch had j
disappeared. Then ttlrnina In tli amran !
who had addressed her reiealedly, she said
in a calm voice
"By what authority am I delained
time alter the new
I'm not so certain of that, child. It's
"She has the swiftest horse in the
said the man, "and unless instant pursuit
is given she will soon be out of our reach.''
With a bitter oath. Lorie swore that the
shoulJ never reach the camp of Sumpter.
" Take Vulcan," said he, in a quick,
energetic voice, and kill him but what
you overtake the hussey between this and
" She has nearly five hours start," re
plied the man.
But you must make two milet to her
" Even then, the will be most likely
ahead of the Range ere I can reach there."
" Very well. In that case you mut
start Bill Mink after her with a fresh horse.
I will jrive you a teller, which you will
place in his hands should you fail to over
take Ihe girl." .
. With these instruct ions, the man started
in pursuit. He was mounti I on a force,
elroflg horse, who bore his rider as lightly
as if he had been a child. In the mean
time, Emily, who had receited minute in
formation in regard to her journey, and
who wat moreover no stranger to the way,
struck boldly itito the dense forest through
which she wat to pass, moved aiong a on-
die track at at sw..rt a pace as the animal
she rode could bear without too great fa
tigue. The important work od which the
had entered and the enthusiasm with which
it had inspired her, kept her heart above
the bfluence of fear. No event of mo
ment happened during tbe first day of ber
only a day or two since Green passed here
in lull retreat, and no doubt, there are
many straggling vagabonds from his army
roaming around whom it would not be
safe for one like you to meet."
At the woman said this, a chill went
over the frame of the girl, for, in the tone
of her voice and expression of her face, she
read an unfriendliness to the cause that
was o dear to her heart. She could not
venture to reply.
M Might 1 ask your name," said the wo-
man.breaking tn upon thetnxiout thoughts
mat were beginning to pass through ber
Emily reflected hurriedly, before reply
ing, and then answered, "Geiger."
Ihe quick conclusion lo wh.ch she came
was, thai in all probability the woman did
not know anything about her father as fa
voring the the Whig caue ; but, even if
she did, a suspicion of the errand upon
which she was going was not likely lo
cross either her own miud or that of her
"Not John Geiger's daughter !'' exclai
med the woman. Emily. forced an indif
ferent smile, and replied, "Yes."
''I've heard ol him often enough at a
bitter enemy to the Royalists. Is it possi
ble vou have ridden all the way from home
to day 1"
Before Emily replied the husband of the
"Would you think it,'' said the latter,
"this is John Geiger't daughter of whom
wejhave to often heard T"
"Indeed ! Well, if she were ihe daugh
ter of my bitterest enemy, she should have
food and shelter to-night. No wonder your
horse is so tired," lie added, addressing
ivtuly, "1! you have ridden Irom home to
day. And no doubt, you are yourself hun
gry as well as fired ; so.wife, if it's ready,
suppose we have supper."
The movements of the supper table gave
Emily time lor self-tiossession. No more
pointed questions were asked her durinu
her meal, and toon after it she retired lor
The young'giiPs reflections were by no
means pleasant, when alone. Her father
was known as an active Whig ; and she
was in the house of a Tory, who might
suspect her errand, and prevent its con
summation. She mused lor a long time as
to the course to be taken, when over wear
ied nature claiming its due repose, locked
all her senses in sleep.
Just as her host and hostess were about
heard the murmur of voices, lhen some
one went out, and the horse was lea away
to the stable, ll was clear thut tbe indiv
idual to search of her had concluded to pass
the night there, and secure her in the mor
ning. The intrepid girl now bent all her ihois
on the Dossibililv of making an escape. An
hour the lay with her heart fluttering in
her bosom, listening intently toevcry sound
that was made bv loose around her. At
tenmh. all became still. Preston and his
wile, as well as the new comer, had re
tired to rest, and lira heavy slumber into
which they had fallen was soon made ap
parent by their heavy breathing-.
Noisefessly leaving her bed, Emily put
on her clolhes in haste, and pushed aside
Ihe curtain that had been drawn before the
window. Through loe distant tree tops
she saw the newly rising moon shining fee.
blv. As she stood leaning out of the win
dow, listening eagerly, and debatiii!! ihe
question whet her she should venture forth in
the silent midnight, a large-house dog.who
was on the Watch while the master slept,
came op, and laying his great head un
ihe window sill looked into her face. Emily
patted his head, and the dog waged his
(ail, seeming much pleased with the notice
Mo longer hesitating, the girl sprang
lightly from the window, and.acconipanied
by ihe dog, moved noiselessly in the direc
tion of ihe stable. Here she was for some
time at a loss lo determine which of the
half dozen horses it contained had borne
her thus Air on her j-iurney ; and it was
equally hard, to find in the dark, the bri
dle and saddle for which she sought. But
nil these difficulties were surmounted, and
she led forth the obedient animal.
Making as wide a circuit from ihe house
as possible, hmily succeeded in gaining
the road without awakening any one. Up
to this lime the dog had kept closely by
her side ; but when she mounted her horse
and moved away, he stood looking at her
until the had passed out of sight, and then
returned to bis station at the farm house.
The danger she had left behind, made
Emily almost insensible of the loneliness
of her situation, and the joy she felt at her
escape scarcely left room fur fear in her
heart. Day had scarcely begun to break,
when she reached the house ol an old Iriend
of ber father's, where she intended to pass
the uighu 10 him she confided the na
ture ol her journey, and told of the narrow
escape she had made. A hasty meal was
provided for her, and ere the sun wasi
above the honzou, mounted on a strong
and fresh horse, she was sweeping away
on her journey- A letter from this friend
to a staunch Whig residing about twenty
miles distant procured her another horse.
More th m two-thirds of the distance she
had to go was safe ly passed ere the sun
Went down, and she was riding along in
some doubt aa to where she would rest lor
comer entered, the j shut up a prisoner in Ibis room ?''
By Ihe authority of Lord Rawdon " re
plied the woman, in a severe tone.
"He might find woik nir-re befitting the
position of his nohle lordship I should think," 1
returned Emily,-with ill-cnncealed con-
in a direcMnn opposite 10 hat in which lay
ihe British ramp. A ft w miit-s brought
her 10 a rond that struck r-fl toward the
poiit1 on the Uaterte which she was desi
rous to reach in a innre southerly direction,'
nd which would take her ul a wide angle
f-'MTi the point si e most wihed l Mud.
O, this roud she hail n l tttvA known;
hut her guide be tig f-irniiinr wub ihe dun
try, was able to t nducl her Ly tbe shorter
ami safer route.
Ail night the girl and her ccmpnnitn
rndo on, at a pace as rapid as the nature of
the; rorid and the dark nes rendered safe,
r.nd at day-light thty were far auiiy i rem
the iiriehhnrnond if the t-ntmy's can p.
As the sun came up from tin; ai, tho
tempt, "than making prisoners of young 1 ;ui3e 01 r.miiy, according to rslruc:iou,.
gttls, who; while traveling the highway, ja'ier minutely describing lo her the course
happen to be so unfortunate as to fall in I she was to Uke, led her to pursue the re
wit h scouts." I mainder of her journey alone. Without
"You'd better keep your satiry tongue : stopping to refresh either herself or horse.
Still, or it may get its owner into a won-e ; 'he yootu heroine preesed forwaid, tUotigh
trouble,'' teplied the womnn, promptly, 'be heat jrrew inure and more oppiersive ns
You afe susrecled of being the hearer the sun swept up towards) the zeniih.
of a message from the rrbl Green, and Faiut.weary, a:id almost sit-k from fatigue,
my business m to find the message, if any hunger, rind exci'tnvnf, s!.e was urging
exist upon your person." ;m ihejadrj animul she rode, when Uuc
"You must tlunk the General poorly off. three o'clock in the nfiernooii.in rmergiiip
for men," replied Emily. jfrrun a di re wood, bhe came suddenly cn
"No matter what we think. Miss Pert, ja fi'e of soldiers whose unitt.rm slie knew.
You are sust-ecled, ns I said ; and I shoud.too willtu Luve a dvu'jt cf tLeir lin
hiler from your manner, not wilhoot good j friends.
cause. Are vou willing that I should 1 "W here may I find Gen-Sumpier ?' wat
search your person for evidence lo confirm j her first r.-ip-r enquiry.
our suspicion ?" I "He is encamped a mile from here.'
"Certainly ; though I should he better "Take me 10 him quickly." .he nij, "f
pleased to see one of my sex engaged in a have a message from Gen. Cro n !"
niore? honorable employ ntcnt." The excitement by which Emily had"
"Be silent !' exclaimed the woman, an-j 'een sti-lained on lier long nod perilous
journey now suhsuit d, and ere she reached
the presence of the American General, she
grily, as she stamped her foot upon the
floor. She then commenced searching the
youns girl's person, during which opera- ' was so weak that she had to be suppoiti d
lion Emily could not resist the temptation . on the horse he rode. H'hcn brought int.
to let a cutting word lull now and then, from ' the presence of Sumpter, sh r iPied, on 1
ber ready lonuue, which was hardly pru-: sustained by a newly aking etT'h'jaihsm,
dent for one in her situation. delivered her verbal message to the aston-
The search of course elicited nothing ; ihed '-iFicer, who, acting in a-cordiinc
that could fix upon her the suspicion of be- ; wi h the intelligence received, was on the
ing a messenger from the rebel nrmv. : march within an hour, lo reach ihe pn:nt
"Are you satisfied ?'' enquired Emily, j of junction with Gen. Green, w'hich tint
as she re-arranged her dress, after the or- commander had indicated in his despatch,
deal had been passed. She ?p ike wiih Ihe j Two weeks e'npej before Eir.ilv get'
ct n'empt she felt. The woman made no safely back to her father, who was inlorrn
reply, but went fit in s-leuce. taking with 'd an hour or two alter her departure of
her the light she h id brought into the room ' what she had done. Of his anx'ety durinw
and leaving Emily alone nnd in darkness. 1 her absence we need not speak, nor of th:
For nearly half an hour the latter sat wai-; love and pride that almost siitl. d him a ho
ting her return, but during that period no dallied her to his heart on h r return
one approached her room ; nor was there '
any movement about the house, that hhe ! Sacred MnsifA'
could interpret as having any reference to J At first it was a w hisper among the low
herself. At last the heavy tread of a v in the dwellings of the poor. Sealth.ly
man was heard ascending the stairs ; ::, j j- , .
1 1 j . .1. j 0 . l " afterwards ' murmured in li e pa'a-e
a key was applied to the door of the room. 1 , . ....
. . . . In I in I m.a I n ,h -I..- . . I . ' . 1
j ... 0. II, IIITT UCIU III.' a HI in'-
depths o' the catacomb, it tremb'ed in sut-
and a soldier appeared. Just behind hi in
stood a female with a light in her hand.
"Lord Rawdon wishes to see you," said
Emily loltowed him in silence. In a
large room below, seared at a taiile with
several officers, was Lord Kawdon. Em
ily was brought belbre him. Alter asking
her a variety of questions, all of w hich the
wary girl managed to answer so as not to
violate the truth, and yet alluy suspicion,
he said to her, "As Ihe night has fallen.
ou will not, of course.think of proceeding
ou your journev
Emily reflected for some time before an
swering. She inen said, "II your majesty
the night, when three men dressed in Bri- do not object, 1 would like to go back a
lish unilorm, came suddenly in view, di
retiring, tbe sound of a horse's feet were
heard rapidly approaching. Ou going to
the door, a young man rode up and called
out in a familiar way, " Hallo, Preston,
have you seen anything of a alray young
girl in these parts t"
' Bill Mink ! what in the world brings
you out at this time o' night 1" ? !
"A foul's errsud, it may be. I received
a litlter from Loire, about an hour ago.sta
ling that Geiger't daughter had volunteered
to carry important despatches to Sumpter ;
was on ber way ; and that I must over
lake her at the risk of everything."
"It it not possible!" said the wife.
"It is, though, and it strikes me that the
must be a confounded clever girl." '
"It strikes me to.too," said Preston,ubut
I rather think your errand will be that ofa
fool if you go any further to-night."
"Have you seen anything ol the clever
jade T asked Mink, in a decided tone.
"Well, perbapa I have," returned Pres
ton, lowering his voice. ,
. "Aha !" ejaculated Mink, throwing him
self from hit horse. "Sol have got on
tbe right track. ; She fg here.
, 'Idtwtawjao.' . ,.:
rectly ahead of her. To turn and go back
would be of no avail. So she rode on, en
deavoring to keep a brave heart. On co
ming up with her, the soldiers reined up
their horses, and addressed her with rude
familarity. She made no reply, but en
deavored to pass on, when one of them laid
hold of her bridle. Escape being hopeless,
Emily answered the questions asked of her
in such a way as she deemed prudent. Not
satisfied with the account she gave of her
relf, thev told her that Lord Rawdon was
encamped about a mile distant, and that
she must go before him, as it was plain
that she was a rebel, and most probably a
On being brought into the presence of
the British offi?er, Emily was interrogated
closely as to where she had come from,
whither she was going, and ihe nature ol
ber ernnd. She would not utter a direct
falsehood, and her answers being evasive,
only created stronger suspicions against her
in the mind of Iord Rawdon.
"We'll find a way to the truth !" he at
length exclaimed, impatiently, after trying
in vain lo get some satisfactory statement
from the firm hearted girl, who did not
once lose her presence of mind during the
trying interview. ''Take her over to my
quarters ou the farm-house, and ore that
she does not escape from you."
The officer to whom the command was
given, removed Emily under a guard, lo a
house near at hand, and locked her in one
of the rooms. The moment she was olone, I
she took from her pocket a pair of scissors,
and hurriedly ripping open a part of her
drei,took therefrom a small piece of paper,
folded and sealed. This was the despatch
she was bearing to Gen. Sumpter. To
crumple il in her htnds and throw it out
of the window was her first impulse, but
her ear caught the sound of a sentinel's
tread, and that idea was abandoned. Hur
riedly glancing nround in ibe dim twilight,
she sought in vsin for some mode of hiding
tlie despatch, which, if lound upon her,
betrayed everything. That her person
would be searched, she had good reason
to believe, and, in all probability, every
part of the room would be searched also.
To hesitate long would make discovery
sure. Every moment she expected some
one to enter. While she stood irresolute,
a thought glanced through ber mind, and
acting upon it instantly the tore on a pan 01
tbe despatch, thrust it into ber mouth,
chewed and swallowed it. Another and
nether piece disappeared in tbe Mine way;
short distance. I have fiiends living on the
road not lar from your camp."
"How far !'' inquired Lord R-twdon.
"About six miles Irom here'
"Very well, you shall go buck ; and 1
will send an escort for your protection.''
Emily had ntnde up her mind to return
a few mile on the way she had come, and
then taking a wide sweep aiound the camp,
protected from observation by the dark
ness resume her journey, and endeavor to
reach the place w here she expected to meet
Gen. Sumpter by the middle of the day.
j She had gained fresh courage w ith every
new difficulty that presented r.selt, and
now she rcso.'ved to do her errand at all
hazards. What she most dreaded was the
man Mink, from whom she hud escaped,
nnd w ho she doubted not, was now at no
great distance from the camp. To decline
the escort, the fell mihl renew suspicion,
while it would not prevent Lord Hindoo
from send ng men to accompany her. So
she thanked him for the i-flVr, and askrd
to be termittedto pass wiihout delay. This
was granted, and in an hour aherwards
Emilv found herself safely in the house of
a friend of her father aud the good cause ol
the country. She was so eager to go for
ward and gain a certain point in her jour
ney that night, that she ud not stop. For
tunnteU, her escort left her before she met
any ul the family, or the surpiise expressed
on her appearance might have created some
uew doubts in the miud ol the sergeant who
accompanied the guatd.
About half an hour after her arrival.and
while she was ursing the necessity of de
parting immediately and endeavoring to
pass the British army, a miml-tr of the
family came home and slated that he had
a few moments before passed Mink on the
roadjidiog at full speed towards Raw don's
"Then I must go instantly ! said the
courageous maiden. "If I remain here.all
hope of reaching Gen. compter i at an (
end, for in less than an hour un order will j
con e back for my re arrest, and I shall he
detained m the British camp. Lf t me go,
and I will trout to Heaven for safety."
To retain the brave girl, under all the
circumstances, was to incur loo ureal a re
sponsibly After a hurried consolation,
it was decided to let her proceed under co
ver of the darkness, but not alone. A fresh
horse was provided, and soon after the
newt that Mink the Tory had passed on
toward the camp of Lord Rawdon, was re
ceived, Emily, aecon.pau.ed by a trusty
guide and protector, wat galloping swiftly
d :ed melodies filled with the love of Jem.
At length, ie g nJ cathedral arose, an-1
the stalely spire; courts nnd er-he ech
oed, nnd pillars shook with the thunder of
the majestic organ, and choirs sweetly at
tuned, joined their voices in all the moods
and measures of the religious heart, in i's
most exalted, most profound, most intense
experience put into lyrical expres.-i n. I
know that piety may reject, ay repel thi
form of expression, st II these sublime ri
tual harmonies can not but give ihe spirit
that sympathizes wiih them, the sense of
mightier le:r.g. !?ut sabred r: usic hat
power without a ritual. In the rugged
hymn, wfc'c'i cnnner.9 itself, nit alono
wiih immorta'ity, but alsowilh ihe memory
of brave saints, there is power. There i
power in the hymn in which our father
joined. Grand were those rudJ psnlms
which onco arose amidst the solitudes t f
ihe Alps. Grand wrre those religious
songs, sung in brave devotion bv the per
secuted Scotch, in the depths oflheir nmori
and their glens. The hundreth psa'in,
raising in the fullness' if ihree thousand
voices tip into the clear sky, broken ainon
rocks, prolonged and modulated thrnagh'
valleys sofiened over the surface of mountain-guarded
lakes, had a grandeur and a
majesty, com r.isted with which mere art
is poverty and meanness. And while thus
reflecting on sacred mu-ic we think with
wonder on the Christian Church on- it
power and on its compass. Less than
nineteen crnfuiies ago, its first hvmn was .
sung in an upper chamber of Jerusalem ;
and those who sung it were rjuk-kly .g..
tered. And now the Christian hvmn 1st
one that never ceases one ihat is heard
in every tongue ; and the whisper in that
upper chamlrr is now a chorus that fills
the world. Rev. Henry Giles.
Cure for Hydrophobia Al Cdina, ia , ;
Friule, a poor n an, lying under the fright
ful torture of hydrophobia, wet cured with
some draughts of pore vinegar, given him
by mtsTake, in read of another potion. A
physician at Padau got intelligence ol thia
event al Udica, and tried the same remedy
upou a patient at tho hospital, administer-
og to him a pound of vinegar in tho
morning, ar.otln r at nocn. and the tfurdat
subset, and the man was speedily and per- '
With respect lo the goods ol this world,
it may be said, that lawyers plead for.thrm
physicians prescribe for them authors'
write ftirjhem soldiers fight for them
but only sensible folks r y them.
Among the distinguished personages),
now in "Boston, is Edmond Lafajtlte.
grtindsou of General Lafaytltav - t