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'_-1?f7 TUJR IMARION.
1r MRS. CAROLINE OILMAN.
rilmtr Marion had my secret.
Hoe--hid transferred the cherished
itovnym finger and pressed his
moment upon its glittering
There was no need of
-okart whipered to heart, and
el upportirgy -quivering form,
Sspoke oJoi arid fond words which
wore sweeter to my heart than the
fresh air of heaven to thidefaint spirit.
nnnts passed away, and then
Sly in )ther must see you, Cornelia,'
ho said 'I s'rall feel like a miser
until I have revealed my treasure to
her, and to sister Ellen, and my fa
ther. I, thank heaven that you will
be appreciated in my home,'
Mchi has been said of the mancov.
ring of mothers to obtain matches
Cfor their daughters; but the class is
iinfiitely larger of those parents who
-ees if their girls were still in child.
ho4id, and who wake up as if from a
dllrn on.finding that the beings
Wlh" lain in their boons, anl
tell the path of opening life, a
surrounded the household hearth,
and,ben close as the very air they
breathed, are suddenly wrenched
fromn them by a stronger tie, the love
of years torn up by the very roots
dand, transplai:ed to a straigei's
S1h was the shuck that mamma
roceived in her tranquil routine of
di ty.: The possi'bil'ty of my belong
rug to another was like an earth
I quake to her. I had been cherished
like a tree of her own plauting, be
neath nbich she was to repose; it was
-trange to her that other hands
pL~uul her its blossoms and fruits.
My di inotheri she took ine in her
arms ahid wept-shte to wl1m tears
were so rare ! All that day she
droopedl in her duties; her brow wai
ttig'itfil; she sighel often, anot
seemed like one struggling with a
harden. But Arthur soon reconciled
lir to love's destiny by tender assi
duities, aidt she felt that she had
gained a son in the partiul loss of a
She gradually came, however to
bol apmn-~7ryiiETEa a uintei
fixed upon ani settled; and an early
lay was chosen for my visit to Win
napep, Mr. Marimoi's plantation, situa.
t-d in .owm of the eastern dist-icts.
M I brother accompanied mc. and
Arthur also. Before nightfall I was
folde I in the arms of Arthur's family,
aid was welcomed by his sister Ellen
itk thre sweetest and brighest (if
s iles. How quickly young thoughts
Lleap to each other ! Eien and I
talked the whole nights almost
through; topics growing as we liftel
the veils of our hearts, and revealed
their fresh hope: .d memotics. We
had marked the srme passages in
books; we preferred the same songs;
we walked the piazza with interlacing
ms, loving the sanie glow aid the
ame shade. It was sweet to lavish
m>lien the treasures of tenderness
aIired rnot bestow on her brothber
Athut-; to look on her as his seftened
- ~ge, while I turned my eyes fromi
-)h n, and to hear her unwearied
paises of his goodness arid beauty,
e hn imparting a glory to the other.
1J shall call you my own sister,
soon,' said Ellen with a whispier that
sent a blush of joy to my cheeks, as
with embraces, such as dear friends
giwe, we parted. Arthur accompa
nuid us, telling me lie could not be
satiled if I did rnot permit him to re
- ~turn mue safely to my mother's home.
S On reaching the close of our jour
nej-indeed, we wvere al.nost at the
house- we observed a field adjoining
the avenue on fire. This common
and, very necessary occurrence ini
!~. Southern Agriculture did not sur
pr e us; but on entering the avenue
leading unp to the dwelliing. we were
startled arid terrified. at finding the
Cherokee rose-hedge in flames. In
winter this hedge is very combursti.
hle. Iy the unipardonable careless.
imeAs a the negroes, they had rnot
guarded it frm the flames at the two
-exkd~mities, where it had caught and
_2 raging furiously; thus shuttinig
-- anh~ out from all 1hope of escape,
ept through the hedge, whiwh, in
jnany parts, wvas totally inaccessible.
e'Vbard their cries fomr help without
0thr v~er to aid them. Fortunately
* *om'fr~*-our plantation adjoined an
h~''the avenue of wvhicih r an par.
nith our oi a the he ec ou tho
left had not thoroughly caught; a
slight etnbanktilent separdted the two
with ditches between, and the wind
blew onward, not across the road,
thus giving us comparative security
in proceeding. Arthur himself ta
king the reins, struck at once into
this avenue and drove at full speed.
The wind increased, while the crack
ing and roaring sound, the flying
cinders, and the growing heat, gave
us a new motive for flight. Tie hope
of escaping the flames was soon jnore
faint, for Frank the coachman, cried
out, 'Fire ahead inaussa ' Arthur
checked the horses; it was true, the
flames were about to ieet on the
right hand hedge of papa's avenue;
still, the left was but partially igai
ted. and the current of air continued
to blow from the path we had taken.
In the mnomentary pause for delibera
tion, we heard a shriek from the en
closure on the right. Merciful Hleav
en ! it was Binah's voice, raised to
a yell of horror, crying
'llelp, help, God Almighty ! help
Biiah, for Christ's sake I I elp lit
tle Alias Patsey ! We guine for
burn up; help, help !'
Arthur hesitated not a moment,
but I saw that lie turned deadly pale.
'You can remain here a few inin
utes in snfety-,' said he; the windl
still favors us. I will soon return '
Aml scarcely allowing himself to
look at me, he threw Frank's cloak
over his head as a Protection against
the briers, leaped the litch, asceLndhed
the baik, w ith his strong arm forced
a passage through the hedge ad dis
I searcely r1nenumber what next
occurred; but a frantic violence took
jssessioi of ile, and would have feb
Iowud but for Fraiik's restnaiiiing
ar-i. I watched the flakes that
Curlel, rose, anid sailed off in the dis
tance, or cilight some neighboring
tree. t saw the young trees fall,
and flames curl round the old, the
sound st-etned like the hissing of ser
petit's torg'tes in imockt-rv, and I
chattered anl mocked at them in
return. Those mioments seccet to
concentrate ages of feeling. A t
length I heard a voice, Arthur's
voice, calling for aid, but so straine
:and1l untna tural ! Frank had been in
luiitrious. in m a clearance
thr-ough the hedge, whowse top bezan
to bunt inl various directions. 'e
climbed the bank, sprang through
and found him. Ie had rescued
Patsey', and pro-tected her with
Frank's cloak; Biinah had clung to
him as long as life lasted; but there
she lay, a witherel corpse, while he
staggered and fell. I took Patsey in
my arms; the frightened child elung
sobbing to my neck, while Frank
bore Arthur to the carriage. The
flames were now around us, but love
and fear gave is power. Frank
drove furiously. Poor Arthur spoke
not ; blackened by the smoke awi
torn with the briers, he lay helpless
acro-ss the seats. We were near hoie,
but tlhe seconius seemed hours. I could
I(t caress my poor little Patsey, wh11o
pressedl hei.r check to myv beoiom in si
lencee, and1( tremtble.d like an aspeni lear.
The ruashinig smolike stifled, thle heated
airI Opp sla ed m~t ae ; ;ad t he si lenice w as
only intterruapte.d by Art huri's groans.
Gti entterittit the cuotart I tttade one
mor ae eflart to atrouse (lie sulTe1rer.
'Speak to mie, A rthurn,' I said, 'one
word, only onte,' but his patched lips
a ttmpted tteLrantce ini vaina.
Ont our arrival lhe was carriedi to bedl,
and meadical aid called; iimana, in the
mtealtn tie, preiblin g for him n, andi~ ai
Ih witng mae to sit by his side withI hter.
h coua~ld not bear a ray (of light, and
I at tenaded him in dark ness. A las, I
counldanot press hais udear hand, nor ctol
hisbran, ortouchel his paarecd lips;
all was agony, burinug, rest less atgony .
W ho htas tnt, at sonme mom)flents oIf
their lives, felt willing to lie dotwni and
die fhr a beltoved one ! At suchi p'er
od~s the grave hams seentwd aL sweet bed
of arepose, and death a precious nminis
ter of love.
For niany days I saw not the face
(of thy deatr A rthut. I reti red with
maninta while the physicians dressed
his wounds, atnd returned algain to sit
by his side. G raduailly lte begani toa
uitter wor-ds, and called nmy name.
wep t fort joy at the blessed sound;
then one~ poor hand cotuhl prtess miie
fh at ly anid beamr the soft langunago I
reiproentedI. Slow~ly thie light wvas
admtfitted, v.nd I saiw him; bitt--oh my
hetart -how, c-hanged ! 'The beauty <tf
which I was so proud was goneC ! The
rich hair no longer lay onm his noble
brow, onice so serene, wams fitrrowed bv
dlee-per lines thani ageL or sorrow cant
enagrave. I shsould not haave known
/. im ! God fitrgivei me, but I thought
hhiu haiduous. I fit, nmv blood eurdlo,
and my head swim with an indefinite
terror. The poor sufTerer did not
heed me, for his eyes were closed to
the light. I thought my heart would
have burst, and rushed to mly own
apartment. I- traversed it with rapid
steps; I crushed my hand upon miy
bosom to stop its beatings, and pressed
my .forehead to the wainscot to stop
its burnings. I stamped hi i kInd of*
vindictive wrath, and uttered words of'
impious fury. I think I was going
mad, but I grew thint; I was iot left to
blaspheme; I was soflened; they fell
like rain, and my spiritual triumph
What, thought I, is this perish.
ing clay to an immortal? His frail
beauty would at best have lasted
but a few years. Who knows but I
should have loved too fondly those
dark eyes, whose intellectual bright.
ness struggled with their mellow ten.
derness; that mouth chiselled to the
most perfect turn of manly symme.
try? My poor Arthur? I have some
times feared that your grasping in
tellect and exquisite person united,
placed you too much above me, that
I must worship you like a bright,
distant star; it is not so now. I shall
not fear to liy your achitig head
against. my heart, to smooth the
lingering curl on your fevered brow,
and call you mine only.
With these thoughts I kneeled
in prayer. Earth seemed a vain
thing to me; duty and Christian
hope mny birth-right.
'Arthur,' said I cheerfully, as
I sat by his bedside a week af.
ter, with'his hand in mine, parting
the scanty hair on his forehead, 'you
are not aware how much you are
altered by this sad accident. You
asked yesterday for a glass: 3ou
must. be prepared for a change.'
le started. hesitated for a mo
ment. and sail, in a low tone, 'I
feared this. Can you endure me?'
'If I had loved your beauty only,'
I replied, 'I might not have bore
its loss so well as I do; but whiile
God spares your intellect and heart,
I have stil enough to be proud of.'
lie looked thoughtful, and said,
'Is it really comne to this? I have
had fearful suspicious of it.' His
hand shook in mine with sudden tre.
mor. 'I have frequently desired
to introduce the subject,' lie con.
tinued maournfully, 'but Lad nnt
courage. You arc n>t invare that
vanity has been my besetting sin. I
can recollect the earliest praise of
my beauty. I remember ladies tak.
ing mae inl their arms when I was
a child, and bestowing on me ex
travagant expressions of endearment
and praise; I remember my power
over young girls, who flattered me
with their eyes, when their lips were
too modest to speak; ny quick ear
has caught voices inl public, even of
rule boys in- the street, proanouncing
me beautiful; and, yes, I will con
fess, all, I have lingered over my
own miniature with a kind of idol.
worship. I struggled wiih this
weakness, and thought it imastered;
God's will be done if this dispensa
tion is sent to punish me.'
'Not to punish you, Arthur,' said
I fondly, as I perceivedl the ner
vous irritability of his feelings, -but it
may be to try you, to perfect you,
and to reveal to you my true love
which asks for nothing in return
but yours. Oh, if you knew the
warm and brooding teniderness that
has settled on my heart since your
misfortune, you too would say, it
is enough for me, it is worth moure
than external charnis can buy.'
Arthur imnprovedl in his appear
anen and health. I kept the mnir
ror from him, telling him that eve
ry day dimniashed his disfiguremuent;
and lhe cheerfully assented to my
wishes, while his nmnd appeared to
be regaining its tone.
'You will 1)e almost what you
were, dear Arthur,' I said to himn
one day when ho began to despond;
'ind~eed I forget that von arc not the
same. Judge me b~y yourself, would
you look at me with less of true love's
preference, if I wvere to be altered
lHe shuddered, and exclaimed,
"Do not mention it; I cannot bear
to think of it.' (I repeat his lan
guage not with vanity, but to
show his intense love of what lie
thought beautiful.) 'Let me gaze
on you;' and he fixed his mnelan
choly eyes full on mine, 'lest some
awfuil power should ebange you.
So long as those fringed orbs beanms
in their speaking sweotness; so
long as I can trace the rosc tints on
-your cheeks, and the deep brilllanvy
of your lips; while y'our braided
hair lies th'us in its glossy folds; while
these soft hands are white as sun tin
ged ivory; while your step glides
around me and I can catch the
fine propoitions of your modest form;
while your voice falls in sweet mod.
ulations on my ears, stirring up love's
echoes, I will bear God's dispensa.
tions on myself; but, pray, pray that
they stop before they reach you.'
Arthur was at length able to
walk a few steps, though in great
weakness, about his apartment. In
my earnestness to assist him one
day, I forget that he might approach
the looking glass; he-did 8o, inadver
tently glanced at. himself. exclaim
ed, 'My God!' and fell sens'eless.
He was removed to his bed, re
quested his room to be d rkened and
the curtain drawn aroun4J- it.- while,
with out repulsing my atientions he
seeied to prefer comim n1ing with
himself in silence. I saw that. a
violent struggle was goinaWon, render
ed overwhelming by hts physical
ueakness. This lasted sone days.
Cornelia,' said lie to Ii at length in
a tone of bitterness, '1 - fatendd to
have surprised you witlh 0. gift f.-on
ny poo- Ellen-a likene4 ot' A rthur
Marion; do you remeirbrl Ai!m? T ook
in My writing-desk ann, bring it
I went and presented it ith a trem
bling hand, not daring to Once at it.
Iie told ine to open a sht ier; I did,
and the bright light burs hia on the
niniature ot him.
'Coie here,' said lie, st Tly;"come
and look.' I oieved; the l.Beness was
perfect. The girl who dred.k s of En
dyimin never pictiretan iiig'hint-e
beautiful. I glauced atA rtli t
was diefigured wvith eCor
sioni. I perceived
lis last great trial, and h
fur the restlte-ile saL
%hich lie land beei n since his
^all, gaired miug and earnestly on the
picture, theia elinachlg it \viti upIaais
ed arm, dashed it agai1st the ceiling.
lie watched it aS it Was shivered to
atois; then drawing the lied clothes
over his thee, wept, aid subbed aloud.
I kneeled beside him, clasped his
miands in n.ine, laid mly head tn
his .illow, and inoaned as a noth
er w it h her sufIering child. I prayed
to God to colafort him, at] the pray
er wts accepted. It wias his last
great striuggle, and lie rose from it
like a rania aid a Ciaristian.
Witi aeturning health, Arther re.
gained 1a1ut1 hf 'his iriginal manliness
alld beit y o' featiure. The radiance
and soft ness aof his ' ves were utn
njiaieebed, and the sarmle bright smile
played 1upotn11 his lip. We -re mar
-ited .shotrtlv afier, at(d ne er lba e I
lead eause to regret that I loved his
heart and his inid better than his
'orim and his fe-atures.
My Wife is the Cause of it.'
It is now more than forty years
ago that Mr. L-- called at the
house of Dr. 3- , oiae very cold
morning on his way to 11-.
'6ir,' said the doctor, 'the weath.
er is very frosty; will yeti not take
somiethAing to dtrink before yau start?'
In that early day, ardenat spirits
were deemed indlispenasabale to warmth
in winter. When commncaing a
journaey, and at every stopping
place along thec road, the travel
ler used intoxicatinig drinaks to keep
'No,' said Mr. L-, 'I nev
or touch any thing of thie kinad, tand I
w'ill tell you the rei. a-myI wife is
te ca-tse of it. I had been in the
Ihabit of tnecting some of our neigh
bors every evenaing, for the pur
pose of playing cards. We assem
bled at each othaer's shop, and li
qjuors were introduced.
After a while we met not so much
for the playing, as drinking, atnd
! usedh to return homec Iato in the
evening, more or less intoxicated.
My wife always met me at the door
affectionately, and whena I chidued her
for sitting uap so late for me, shte
kindly replied, 'I parefer dloing so,
for I cannot sleep whena you arc out.'
'This always troubaled moe; I wish
ed in my heart that sheO would on!y
begin to scolad me, ftar then I coul
have reto--ted anid relieved my con
scce. But she always met mue with
the same gentle aind loving epirit.
'Things passed on thus for some
time, when at last I resolved that
Iwould, by remaining very late amid
retuarning much intoxicated, pro
yoke her displeasure so mutch as
to cause her to lecture me, when
[ meant to answer her with sever
ity, arid thus by creating another is
sue befween ' unburden bo
som of its present trouble,..,,
'I returned in such a plight about
four o'clock in the moi ning. She met
me at the door with her usual ten;
derness, and said. 'come in, husband;
I have just been making a warm
fire for you, because I knew you
would be colo. Take off your
boots and warm your feet, and here
is a cup of hot coffee.' Doctor, that
was too much. I could not en
dure it any longer, and I resolved
that moment that I would never
touch another drop while I lived,
and I never will.'
le never did. le lived and
died practicing total abstinence from
all intoxicating drinks, in a village
where intemperance has ravnged as
much as any other in this State.
That man was my father, and
that woman my mother. The facts
above related I received from the
doctor himself, when on a v'tsit to
my native village, not long since.
May we not safely assert, that
were there more wives like 'my
blessed mothorl there would be
fewer confirmed drunkards?
[From tie Turks Island Royal Gazelte.o
The Saint Domingo Movement.
For sote tine paia.t rmnors have
been in cireulation that a third expe
dition would sail hon the tuited
States for the urpose of again in
vading Culbn 'hese runors have
At length taken i tangible form-and
the infiorknation that. another grand ex
pedilloi N pirpna ing to leaye the
shores of the United States, in nmw
confirmed. Our information is de
rived froiti an unduubted source. This
ipowerful expedition is lilhig out in
the United States, under the pretext of
availing thsemselves (of the emigration
decree just publishedby the Dom in
ican Comgress, wiie -ethinly Sen r
Baez did nut intend for the Americais,
but Ibr the French-it has opened
the doors to the American advent
urers who project the establishnent of
a foot hold ii St. Domingo, where the
ixpeditions might assemble, andt
thence concert their attacks more con
venienitly u ipaon Cuba.
Their litentiotns are to land as
eimaigrants, tunider tue protection (if
tih laew, with a-slidied p rok-fssilns also
of assisting the Douninicuns againust So
The drift of the object cteniplanted
is to subjugate both the Doiniicans
anld thle aytielts, to comtipel aill th
blacks to aibur. necording to the
code rural, and time naly too flood the
:ouotry with a white population. Cuba
is to be tre~ate-d inl thle samle mlannler,
and Im Aiiericnts holip thereby
t'e4abli sh at inopoily of tnopical
productts bich ai they notltw enjily inl
the article of cottam. No doubit great
nuiainbers of blacks would also be
transported to tile islands.
An associationti oa company lia-.
been firied for the purpose. Ales
srs. Green, lather and son, teit lait
ter recently taam especial ageit of thet
United States at. St. Donminago, Col.
White, elewated in the Loj.ez ex.
peditioi. Mir. Picket, late conmer.
eial agent ot thc Uiited States at
these islaiads, and various others, are
pa rtnters ini thea schemaie. Thie lasso
eintiona intenad to emiip1loy chiefly steam
eras, anid ini order to cnecalh thae ean
terparise. hanve already got the Legis
hatuatre of Georgia to gant aun act of
incorporaltion, ini suchi a miatner thaat
thue sailing ofi. these steamers wit h
proposetidh inunigrants fromlt aniy of the
Atmericant ports canniot he initerfered
with. A per'son by the tn ame of
Wells, is said to be figutrinag ini New
Yot k ats ian aigenat of t he Doiniana
re'~lilic, to give thec slcine an air
I'The Sp'antisha Gover:imnent senms to
be i iitted of the maeasures, anad
thte Spaih Minti-ter at Washlington
hias commitunaicated to thle Secretnary of
State, that the exptditioni (a Ieaivinig
he Amutericant coast, w ill he closely
watchet), andl if their couarse bie direet
ed towarids St. Doinugo, Iher Caith
olie Majesty's go~vernment will be
comttpelled to taike po~ssesiont (ot St.
Domningo, which site would htave eve
ry righat to do', as site hais ntever re
Ilimiished by anty formtal tact, her'
doinat tioni over the eastern pairt of
the island. It is probable thaut Spaitn
itn sutch a ease will thrtow a lage force
into) St. Domtitngo.
'The enmmigr-ants. it is said, will be
auccomnpainied by Itur or five t hitu
sand TIexains, Kenatuck ians, &c., to pro
teet the "settler-" aigalinst t he attnack S of
Soloaqute, whIo sems determ ined uponu
an invasiona. The British Ctonisul at
Port au Prince has strenm:ouasly en
deavored to induace him to give at.
least six months, notice, butt in
vain, lHe is just now much irritated,
it is said, by those foolish remarks
ina the Echo del Organia, thr-eaten-.
ing the inavasion of his territory.
Frin th .&$Wxer' upih esici,' Ot.6;&
ConpAsat of Half a X, 'N'eJate
Iratioda fBetween One ltnau on
Poo aIl Eleven- Robbern
1 onu Horseback.
At a time liko this of ours, when
there are so few who know tlat valorn
is a sentitrent sprung from love of
glory and the desire to acquire re
nown, auid that it prompts its pos
sessor to brave and even to seek the
greatest dangers, we shall perhaps
be excused if we6gihu our readers
the details of a cbmbat which only
came to our ears yesterday.: In.our
narrative we shall studiously avoid
all exaggeration it deserves implicit
confidence although it presents facts
certainly very improbable; and if we
produce it, it is to prove the unques
tionable truth of the Latin adage,
audaces fortuna juvat; and to incite
travellers to defend themselves when
ever they are provided iwith arms.
Some four or five days since, at.
half past one in ohe afternoon, the
mail coach or diligence from Arroy
aizaico was attacked near Tepeji del
Rio. It had been raining slightly
just before, dnd the coach was closed
on one side. In the interior of the
diligence were an Englishman, three
Spaidards, one French lady, and our
hero, Mr. Albert Speyers, a wealthy
merchant a German by birth; on the
top were seated three Mexicans.
All the passengers at the time of
the attack were dreaming of anything
but danger, and the first news of the
arrival of the robbers was the inser
tion through one of- the windowis of
the coach, of a pistVl, and the cry,
'Give up your arms, or you are all
dead.' 'Yes,' answered Speyers,
leaning forward 'but bullets and all,'
and he showed the robber a small
two-barrelled pistol. On seeing this
the robber crouched- down to shield
himself behind his horse. Speyers,
who had taken his aim, ditcharged
his weapon while the robber with five
others stationed on the other side of
the vehicle, did the same.-The dis
charge was without. fatal rcsult on
Speyers, upon this, heedless of the
entreaties of the passengers, who
sought to restrain him, opens the
door of the ccaceh, leaps to the
ground, and, pistol in haln, pursues
the robber that had fired at him,
and who, in company with five al
ready mentioned had gone to join
six more, who were stationed at some
little distance on the road. Regard-'
less of numbers, Spevers, with his
other pistol, fires into group, and
thou returnis to the coach ' ( uest
of more weapons. Wlel
ed it, lie found all the other passen
gers accumulated in the bottom of
the coach. Ile speaks to them-en
touraes them; but in vain. Ile then
takes out his wateh, and all the mno
ney in his pockets, and lays the whole
under the cushions, when lie draws
his other two barrelled and one six
barrelled pistol, with which lie pur
posed to pursue the campaign. The
former weapon he presents to one of
the passengers, exhorting him to
leave time coach and defend himself.
Speyers himself prepares the pistol,
and offers to pla1ce it in the hands of
the passenger, but he trembles so
with fear that he cannot grasp it.
On seeing this, Speyers bec-ome still
more excited, and exclaims: 'Since
you are all cowards I shall defend
myself alone; remain where you are.'
Meantime the highwaymen. were
erying, 'lie is loading again: fire,
firec!' and they poured in the coach a
deluge of bullets, which respeccted
thes valiant Speyers. The latter,
however, loses no time; seizing a firm
hold of his revolver he dlarts forward
in pursuits of the eleven robbers,
wvho, on seeing him leap over the
wide trench on one side of the road,
there to re-load their- weapons.
Shortly after they return towards
Spoyers, surround him at some dis
tance, and cry to him, 'We see that
von are a brave man, so nare We
surrender. We do not wish to kill
so a valiant man.' 'ery bravo,
you are, indeed,' answers Speyvers,
'eleven ag'ainst one.' TIhis said he
pets forth in purguit of tho robbers,
who fly at his ap; roach. 'Why do
you fly?' he cries; 'did you not say
you w'ere bravc ? Come, cowards
come, every one of you-one by one;
I await you lhere.'
But their only answer is I, Eliower
of bullets and slngs, which whistle
around thme undannted Speyors. H~e
replies by a discharge of four barrels,
that prove ineffectual, iiinsqenncen
been imnadef:'a- thjdpasbe a
vance tow'ards Speyer; the
holdof,, him; they entreit4ifrhri
yield :up his armai-for they
going to 'e victims; lie sius -
lect that theie is a lad
Speyers resists; the ,rbn
round-him once more;.ten,4pi4'fb
in hand, cries: 'Comeiyou
you are. brave; we will see
I shall surrender my arms 0
c6nditions.' 'What are
the robbers; 'we sweai-Pfasiifu Y"
respect them.' 'Well ,then'" as
Speyers, 'the first is that i
make no attempts against nP
the second is, that iou wl t
nothing belonging to we., ,esiW6
swear it,' exclaim all the robbvrs
a breath. -'Here, tlen,is
on,' answers Speyer 'tlIre a e
two barrels loaded.',
The captain of the.band then e
ceived the pistol, and all. proccedq
together towards the -diligence.
one instant all the trunks were"
open, the carpet-bags turnedins d'
out, &c., the banditti respecim',
nothing but %hat Speyers ildted
Iut as his property. Meanwhileur
hero, spated on a case containingi
samples of the goods which he carri
ed, was drawingfigure in the. sand
with a coolness and sangfroid so
thing more than admirable.
'The robbery being completed,
highwaymen having-, resunied ir
seals on- horseback, saluted -S oy ert'
taking leave of -him in tlhsedtids
-'Farewell, brave man; -remombu
that even we robbers krioi'2l$6h.6 #
keep our word. Farewl;t-'a"
ed Spoyers, 'God granttliat iy
not be fofiver.'
In this fight more than thirtyshots
were discharged at Speyers. Tv
half spent balls were the only Ii,
that reached him, when .he was
searching for his revolver in the di
gence-one struck him on th arm
and the other in the back; a- rd i
found in his boot on going to bed
without knowing whence it came.
The Englishman had his hmand bal
injured by a bullet, wiach even no
cannot be extracted- the driverw.
also wounded, and 'the French lad -I
received in her dress four bullts
which did not, uowever, injureober.,
Mr. Alber. S.eyers lost, in thIn
affair nothirg but his watch and som
money, deposited in the diligern
and whienl he did niot claim, having
1i10rm to back. inad
1*1 'iorm ed that 31
Spevers is a inerchant, established
at New York, and accustomed t
travel in carnvans among the Indians
of the North, and on one occasion,
behind his wagons, with ten compan.'
ions, sustained from sunrise till suI
set, leaving more than twenty.five otz-'
them stretched on the ground.
We sincertly wish that there wero '
in Mexico a few hundred men of the
Speyers stamp, in order that .. tho -
highway banditti might receive'.th
only treatment and the only indul
genice they deserve daily, notwith
standing the philanthropic tender
ness of the honorable representatives -
whlo, at most. prescribe a change of
climate for the cure of what they '
deem a local inifirmity.
Ilecently there has been mneh dr
ten in regard to the Lobos guano qies. '
tion, which has caused no' small stir
aimoing the importers, venders and con.i 1
surmers of this important manure, inL .
Enmghmid and this counti v. The annu
ali removal of organic id inorganic
mat ter, coantainied in the pruoductions of'
the field, dairy, and stalis of the rural
districts of our count ry, will, no doubt,
im process of1 time oblige every thrifty .
tiimer to use imported nmanui-e, cona
tainng those ingredients especially
whic h i a' be wanting in his soil, for
the product ion ot' re1munerativye crps
'llTe cheapness at which these foreigr~~~
mnanures of a good quality can* -o be
tor'ded ini the Armerican arke-t, wil~
he a subject of great interests to-thd~~~
agricultural producer, in -all parts et
Yet every A merican thrmer shul
be cotnstaintly iimpress~ed with thie a
interests conn<o -ted w id hiis proisio'.
in saiving aid mak~ting all the ?I.Jdizign .
ma)tterV .t hiomet, on his own p~m
ait he possibly can; therebt' savx
his money, to be othnvie-epe
ifb~poe net, oriia 4tieess of his lands, and thusp
Itifngr withi his reacehat a small outl~.
the nyans of repderitig thbemn moa f
nore'fertile~ a\-ery suceeding cop