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For the Bfmnner.
Epistle to Sam.
1) ur sam, wht , tkes you such a fo ) ?
They tell mte you are teacing school;
'Tis very well: but ah ! how long
t1'efore you quit and change your song
Tom soimetlaimmg !se,--perhaps to aramin1mg
Yourself for war? wont that he charminn'
Anid next, if you should get some money,
You'll go to h-- : wont that lie funny ?
Oh Samn! you need some stern adviser:
You're now a manr, and shou'd be wiser.
A rolling stone ne'er g aith ers tany
Mloss, nor will you have a pemnny
I onmg to rattli in your packet,
If you don't clanmge, by David Crocket!
A mman should open wide his eyes
And learn how to phlylosophise
Wlhist pasing o'er this sea of life,
Vhose waves are nix'd up so with strife.
All happiness fraum virtue streanmis;
And it we'd take it in our dreams,
We should iave strength enomgh to stifle
'Thre appetites in every tritle.
Keep cool, keep sober, and keep stea ly,
And you will soon have somnmmhing ready,
To put on boaad your little bark,
That floats upon Life's ocean dark.
You grasp too mtuch at first, like all
Mad caps have done, who rise to fall.
''.tke Life easy : watth and pray
But do not then be sad: he gay;
And peace will come to you each day
I know how fickle, and how prone
To lit entiousness you've grown:
But .sh Satm ! tare you such a fool
As not to know how very dll
T'J'he sentient nerves grow from abuse,
On narking of tlemn. too mach use!
You must not let a wtord, or frown,
Or cool look, strike your courage down.
'llear up ! good courage makes men praise
.And flatter you throughout your days.
When going down hill on-the rocks,
You may look for a kick or box,
But "din na ye " be chicken hearted,
And soon you'll rise from whence you
And those who'd given you cold glances,
Will turn your warmest friends, the chance
Never tel I your thoughts or dreams
Nee'or hint your little schemes:
For men of sense will say 'tis folly,
And that will make you mielancholly.
Let your actions speak always
Instead of *ords, if you want praise.
stick to youtr school sincee you've begun it
.nnd you'll do well I'll bet. up:.a it.
Bu~3tck to your school: 'tis limt thme oflice,
.gmmt aman, that brings it inito noutime:
tikont 1 should till yotir scht brs qujtit
'Close to your puine bordl desk, still sit y'ou.
WVould Franmklin e'er hamve won a name
so glorious-so high ini famie,
Ifhle hmad niot become a stinter
W/hen lhe used to be am printer ?
lie mado men boast lime little trade
Of sittimig type, it canm be said:
That is the mama, not occtupationi
TIhiat gve the latter repntation
Take mry advice : stick to your school
1f yoti would riot be call'd a fool .
And whilst l'm fumbling o'er de~itd mencm's
UIonmes, you'll mauke another Edmnonds
i~And if we mmeet tenm yeamrs from now
'\Ve'll laugh to hlear thme boys say how
I gave thmem powdvers for thme gripes
Whilst 'you but oat their a---es stripes.
Post. Script :-Thmrec days it has beeni
iMht I amn far from this complaining ;
I alwnys thmouaght there was a pleasure
Jnm Noah's ilood, for there's such leisure!
F~or the Banner.
Address to aun Owl.
'n thisi raw and~ grusty even,
TJhoiu surrely dost not comle from heaven !
ho'mmu ! dmsanal, lark( amdd antaiated:
Inm ages still celebrated :
To'm look onm -.he sullenm Fowl' 1
Slad hi there portentious cowl,
I f'e an aiwfuil smupersiuiaan,
And swooping," from the fiends of hell ?
Oh let meo hear thy voice no more
Of D ath prophetic, and of wo:
So ill-foreboding, and so dred:
It whoops up horrors from the dead.
Avaunt ! grin riessenger of Fate .!
)e.ttlh's pilate! or his dreadful mate
Avaunt ! somne dreadful curse of heaven,
On thy grim head, was surely given.
Avaunt ! thou hast sone wicked powers,
And hootests in there evil hours.
Intuition bids tme fly.
With horror from thy ghastly eve
Avaurnt ! the fiends themselves are awed,
When thy hill-dolour hoot is heard.
For thie Saunter Ianner.
To Hiss J. 1). L.
De.ar friend, thy inim'ry as a spell
Of hove, coines o'er the nindi ;
As dew upon the purple bell.
Or perfume on the wind.
As music on a silent sea
As sunishine on the river
So has it ever been to me
So shall it be for ever !
From the Colunbia Banner.
FIRT'L PRIZE TALE'.
MIChlA E l ALLCOT ;
TIIE S1O' IN TI.IE1.
A STORY 01F MARION'S MEN.
*B d. V. ElV\N.
..HlAPTER I tIr.
Although the prisoner ft that his
hunts were nutbered, the near ap.
proach cf death, as terrible as it may
eet to one in whose veins the warm
enrret flMws healthf'ully', couldi nut
chuck his rising indignat.ion. lie cast
upoln his ernel tu' riiieentors a glance of
s:oiri, and only by a strong efllrt re
pressed the angry rebuke that ro'e to
his lips, proited by tihe tiumereiifuI
insults of the brutal soldiers.
"Tell the drunn liers auid ifers to
Come forward, (Gaston ,tnd strike up
the "R lirne's M arch' as we go to the
gallous trees, anod drwit the Ii outings
of those noisy owls, that set shriek
inig out their adieus to this old com-ii
paiioin of tteirt-, who has shared the
swamp with them so loing. 1- Ily
fiith ! they are fitting conpjatni'nis fomr
a rebel sue't as he.''
J ust at this mtorent inuleed, scarce
miiore shalt a himdred yards fron the
sput, where they stood, was heard
toi the oaks ot the mtarg'ini of the
swamp, one of thoe long, w ild, un
earthly cries, with which the owl
sotretirttes awakens the echoes of the
swamp, miaking the stranger to start
back it te' ror at his %wail. Hlis cir
was antswered frotn the swanap, and
again mnd again his tellows rung out
their successive respolses, their an.
sweits, eat:!b rising miorie and nture dhis
tantly, until they seemed to die away
on the farther side.
The prisoner started and tretitbe-l
slightly, while he stoed more rieet and
proudly, and his eye flashed with anx
iety :and hope. l iarrist only obser
ved his nervous start.
"By my right hand," observed that
worthy, ws'ith an attempt to laught,
o'the rebel's nerves begin to tingle a
little. A few more such dolefutl sta
ves as that, and( Ite will [ecomeul so
weak, we w~ill have to carry him bod'
ily to the gallows. Musice! music ! at
ont -e, before his le'gs fahimatgt
wO dnonersand at lifer took thieir'
places before the prisoner, and struck
tip the Rogue's March. A few scoi'e
of' ruf'ainlhy nien with mutskets anid
bayonets full in behind him, and part
13' dragging aund partly paushting their
pt'isoner along, thu processiont, with
Iliarrison at their head, miounted on
htis iron grey charger, took their way
to the spot selected fihr the execution.
T1hien enstied such a scenie as we
f'reehy c'onfess we are iunabile to depjlet.
Suite fif'eein or twentty inadi viduals,
mnosty nicerous, rani ailong onf each sideC
of tho processioni withI lighted torchtes,
and mloreC thtan two-)thir'ds of those who
were assembled at the encamipmeint.
having baen'i previotisly infoirmed of
wh'lat was about to take place, att thte
first tap of the signal drumI~i hturied
away from every qutarter of' the field,
to take part in the priocessionl. Th'e
field was alive with seine three hutn
dred individuals, eagerly hurrying
along, jostling, cursing, and pushting
each other in their eagerntess - to get at
positioln ntear' the prisoner. With yells
cruel jests andJ heamrtiess haughtier, te
tmultitude rushed ahonig to the scene of'
'Te spot chosen for the e.teeution,
was about two hundred yards to the
northeast of the colonel's marque in
the openi field. .llarrisc t had ordered
that, lhe shguld be hung upon a mnagniti.
cent oak, that stood nearly two hun
dred yards distant from the margin
of the swamp. A rope had already
been thrown over one of its branches,
and the noOse hung to within a few feet
of the ground, ready to be fnstened
around the neck of the prisoner, while
the other end rested upon the ground
at the base of tho tree, near which
stood a savage looking man, to whom
had been :dlotted the task of drawing
Oh ! how lovely and beautiful
seemed the glorious nigtht to the vie.
tim led to slaughter. Brightly above
himt shone the unclouded moon, shed
ding a halo of light upon the beautiful
world beneath, where nature held her
Sabbath. Never had earth scomted
more dear, or the smile of creation
The prisoner scenied not to hear or
to heed the deriding voices that mock.
ed him in the fearful hour, when the
rage of man should have been still,
and left ilm to communion with his
Maker. Yet his thoughts seemed not
to grasp at eternity. 1li. bright and
watchiil eye told that he still clung
to his hope and fondness for life.
Ile gazed coolly and contemptuous.
ly ton Illarrison, as that unf'eeling
wretch turned to harrangue the noisy
and brawling crowd. lie offered no
resistance when the callous execution
er fastened the fatal noose aronnd his
neck, for his pinioned arms deprived
him of the power to struggle ; but
turned in his tracks, and followed with
his eye the movement of that ill favor
ed i.divid'ial, as he retired and stood
with his hands outstretched, and gras
pi g the opposite extremnety of the
rope, ready at the given signal to
hanueih the prisoner into eternity.
Co olly Michael gazed upon him, 'with
peirhal s nearly as much indifTerence as
.though meausuring the proportions of
a. brawny ox. Ile was a tall, bony,
square faced and re -whiskered gi:ut,
stminlig some six feet in his socks,
and with the proportions of a llercules.
No doubt he haid often take part in
such scenes, for he -tood witz a cala,
.sto id and uruflled count enata-' his
brawny arris resting upon the op,
sonie six inches above his head.
Ihaving finished his barrangue, liar
rison turned, and drawing his sabre.
Called out to the huanlgmnan
Tighteni away now, my boy, and
give the devi' t is due !"
Then came a noiiment o finit-nse si
lence.' Event that drunken and braw
ing inob, soi loud in their cries but a
moiient bofoire, stood hushed and
iite. 'I lie hangnian ad; anced his
riot-iis huigie hand we ie clenched
.o mdil I the rope , which already began
to tighten under his grasp. and alread'y
he 'cgan to feel the weight of his vie
tim, when his aria fell to his side
and Ilis knees gave way under hiui,
an i lie droppel a Iiee.vss core-p upon
the gromnd, as the report of a well
airnied rifle rang opt oin the ear from the
margiu of the swaminp in their front.
Then was heard a r ustling as of the
wind amsong the tree tops--then the
tramping of feet-then the clan king of
sabre; rattling agai ist their steel
seahabards-and with the command to
lcharge ! ' littered in tones that fell
upon the car like thunder, fearfully
there loomed out froim the sl:adtows o,
the swaoi". a long dusky line of horse
m11en, wi-.: clatte-ing hoofs and glearmn
ing sabres, irusin g ill swift, andt
noisy, amid dead.lly army upon the ter
ror-str-icken and pale-checked tories,
who screcamedu for miercy, and fled
wi ldJly and blindly foir sonic p lace of
refumge. But thme avenger- of blood was
upion their track, aind thme dest ri ying
angel hovered aboye theitr centp, amid
pointed the swoids of Alarion's men.
The war-ery. of " Carol ina amnd lode.
Ipenduence !"' couplled wit ei ries- of " no
uarters to the tories !" iruiig terribly
on theirm gmiIty' ears. In vain theyv
fled foir succor to their camp fires,
wher'e maniy of' their colimades stood
with their we'tapons by their- side.
Thie rifles of "Mairion's men,' levellbed
f rom the shuadosws arolund, wer'e aiimedl
with fatal accuiacy uponi the recveller-s
arounmd the lime, and had already hegiun
the work of' deathi ini this quarter of'
the field. Unconscious of' the bur-st
hong storm, they fell, some in the mxidst
of' theiir drunken orgies, with oaths
aind impr ecatious on thei r lips, othbers
where they- sate play-ing at, cards ex
ulting over' their success, or' in the
miidst of' uiniished gamtes with the
uplifted cards ini their hands.
W~hile the rifles thinned themui ott
by scores, the dragoions with gleanming
sabres pucrsued them~ over the tmoonlit
field, anmd hewed themi down in their
tiraceks as they fled atnd screamed foi'
miercy. An hour of' terrible iretribu
tioni had ful lemi uplon themi, anid re
morselessly was the penalty of' their'
iianiy crimes exacted inm this hour1 of'
unexpected security. Th'Ie earnage
was OVer i ia brief' space, anid the vic
tors were the masters of a field which
wvas covered wyith thie dead and the
Michael had pi'oimptly been released
by his comrades, whose arrival ha
been so opportune for him, and s
soon as he was freed, he was fortunat
enough to secure a horse which can
galloping riderless past, and calling t
one or two of his brother dragoons t
follow, he vaulted into the saddle, an
puttimg Spurs to his horse he rod
\V hen the troop first, broke frog
their cover, scarcely waiting to ascet
taut the extent of .the danger, ilarr
son, trembling for his satety, had turr
ed his horse', head across the fiel
hoping to escape by a timely and pre
cipitatc flight. Mounted upon an iro
grey charger of' uncommon fleetnes
and strength, he confidently expecte
to rmake good his retreat unpursued
or at least to d:stance any one wit
might be ternpted to .pursue.. But
horseman who rode at the head of' th
troopers (.' Marion, favored by th
noon-like l'.ightness of the night, ha
already marked his flight, and separa
ted fron his troop to follow in pursuit
Dressed int a suit of black velvet froii
head to foot, and riding a horse a
black as ebony, and with a singl
ostrich feather of snowy whitenes
waving from his bh tek' cap, he indee
presented at oiminous:.lppearance, a
gracefully sitting tpod his stout char
ger, with his flashing sword in hiand
he thundered on in pursuit. Not
shadow of emotion, anger, revenge o
joy distui bed the cahn gravity of hi
handsoite features. His dark, full
bold and lustrous eye, turned teithe
to the right rrnor left, to regard th
scrcaniiug fugitives, who cowere
freti his path as he swept imt1perpeti
ously by, but was fixed reaniiigl
and sternly upon his utlorgiven foe.
Ileariig the thickeinig. tidl of fee
behind it, when he had begun't
lancy himself' secure-front pursuit.
llarrison turned in his saddlle", and hii
cheek grew pale with fear, when in tht
sable Iorseint~n he recognised the bol
antid daring Co'ntyers, whoi he ha
wronged beyond forgi-. Iss. Bt
hind hini at searcely the distutee of
hundred yards, l'ooW hitus-eerat
foe, and belre him lay a ditch with
louble ditch, which tust be leape
fearfully, and at a k illing pace. D),
structiun followed ini his steps, and h
dared not hesitate. Pressing his gal
laut horse to the utmost ie cleared i
at a bound, and with a snile of' tr
iinupl .e reined in his horse, an
wheeling round, with his sabre ui
lifted . stood ready to coitroit hi
advancing adversarvs and hew hit
down betore he could recover him'sel
frot the perilous and dilicult leap.
Con yer s saw at .a glance the dusigi
of his enremity, aud though lie ,high
have avoided all hazards by drawin
his pistol front his holstee- and shtoo
in-g him dead as he stod, yet h
preferred to encountiter him in a mi
nrer better caleuliated to satiate thus
stern imd vindictive feelitigs that. ha
been stirred up by injuries too great t
be forgiven. 'hereiore, finding th:
his entiy awaited hii, lie tigtitene,
his rein and permitted his horse t
approach to the tliflieult leap with t m
and ieasured strides. Fixing his cr
firmly uojtn larrison, and sinukiti
low inl his saddle. he touched his ebhaf
ger. gently with the spur, and the lea
was gallatly mtiade. With the po i
of'his sword lowered and extende
beyond tlie head of his horse, I
received thte fieely-aimred blow .
1! arrisont, and stillfujlly parried it wit
an upward stroke. It reqluired th
qunick eye of' thte eaglhe anid the uinshr
kenr tnerye of tine liri tu accomrpl ish si
d ifliculIt a feat as warding off' th
sword stroke of' a well postt-d udver
saryj int a fly ing leap, but, it was des
terously done, anrd the sword of' HIm
risonr glanceed harmlessly above hi
head. Befor'e Ihis discosrntieted ant
astonlisheLd ardversary could .pre-epare ti
rep'leat, Lire blIow, Cony ers had w~ heele<
upon, antd was raining a storm o
blow~s about Iris hread. in vain th<
ter'rified wory put, forth hris utmtost ski]
anid strength, and taxed Iris power's t<
their f'ull Jiriit; lie was sooni conrvine
that hre lay at, the mrercy of Coniyers
whIo pioloniged the conrtest only t
leingthIent out, Iris agony. .Feel ing tha
lie was powerless i thte frand of' a
ad versary, whose sword seemied I
livinig part, of the attm that wielded ii
Ihe utterud air agornizing cry for tmercy
which wits oly answered by a de
senlditng blow triat, laid open Iris swore
arma to Ltre bone, rand freed thre weapoi
fromt his grasp. With ant oathr e
despreration, antd a cry ot' pain, hr
raga.t turnred Iris hior'se's head, ami
dri vinig tire spurs deep into the~ horset
flanrk at, every str'ide, ftantical ly souigh
to escape; but like a bird of prea
thiirsting l'or his blood, the gleamni
sword of Contyers flashed above i
hread, now rising to givie tire fita
blow, anid now lower'ed' as chane
dimnished or inerensed the spac
between threm.- Agin as Coityci
with uiplif'ted sword, gained a positioi
side by side with himr, so that thei
knees smrote in thes fearf'ul race, wihr
wild.yel of' diaaIttsir tuarne...
I on him a piteous look for mercy.
" Justice, oh Go'd, not vengence,"
e burst from the lips of the partisan, and
his descending sword glittered in the
> moonbeams, and fell like a thunder.
bolt upon the skull of the tozy !,
1 When Michael and his cofrnpniciis
e reached the spot, they found Conyers
gazing sadly up.on the corpse of. his
"It is all over now,iMike," saidhe'
in a tone of sadness to his young lieu.
tenant. " I never sought an enemy
more eagerly, or slew one more re.
luctantly. I trifled with and spared
him as long as revenge rankled in miy
s heal t, and whin that was gone I slew
1 him). I feel that m' days are now
nearly numbered. One more blow in
1 the service of my country, and my
a heart tells me I shall be even as he,
save the inglorious cause in which he
fell. But let us return speedily, for
! the fight may not yet. be over."
The party having secured the horse
of the fullen tory, then retuned to the
camp. The battle, if such it could be
called, had already ceased, and when
they reached the spot, they found that
s Marion had already posted his senti
nels, and taken every precaution for
s his security - during the night. The
sumptuous feast prepared by the tories
was eaten-by unbidden and unexpected
s guests. The wearied famished soldiJers
r of Marion fell to the abundant cheer
s with well whetted appetites, and kept
, up the feast to'a late hour of the night.
r The deliverance of Michael, and the
c events of the night's surprised firmed
I the chief topics of conversation among
them. Michael's frields every wh re
y gathered around him with rydq but
t " My sitdnitian was rather a' despai-.
ate one, boys," said Michael, as a
- crowd of his comrades gathered around
s him ; " but I kept in heart when I
e heard lPaudal's voice from the swamp.
1 His hootir'g does the owls but little
I credit; it could impose upon-none but
a raw British recruit or a drunken tory.'
a "A good reason why Randal acted
e .te.owl so ba4 .".Ji~d _m, . he lost
a his old blanket at .the -anp on Pee
a Dee, and has had a bad cold ever since.
"lBut why was a!l this hooting,
u boys," asked Michael ; '" what was the
- object of it."
t Well, Mike," said an old weather
-beaten rifleman, " I'll tell you all
d about that. Mairioin knew he wouldn't
- have a minute to spare, and so dome
s ten miles before wher e we sr uck into
u the swamp, he put ofT a dozen of the
t boys, under the lead of an old swamp
sticker, who was to ride under whip
and spur, and station them along the
best crossing on the swamp,. agin the
tiie the General came up, and they
was to signal alozn from one place to
e another by hootog, and they led us
ron one to theithel., until we <me
e ut on this side the swamp. We got
knocked of' before we reached the
L swamp, and so lost an hour ; but
t Marion led the way across the swamp
I on old lall, from owl to owl, and he
u was so afraid we'd-get here too late,
t that he led us across a good part of the
c swamp over eypress knees, and all at
a gallop. Bot Jack Buggles, who
knows the swamp.well, was among the
, first that got over, and lie's had you
t, under his rifle since sunset, and Jack's
rifle throws a true ball. you know."
"And that. was Jack's rifle then, I
fsuppose,' asked Michael, " that tum-.
b bled over my hangnian so opportune
- "Oh, no !" answered a dozen, Cap
taini Conyers said he'd trust no eve
but his own to dr air a bead when yo'ur
life wvas at stake, and -so lie did the
.business." SiTJ IS"r
- "I-r was A sior' -iE"rplied
s Michael with miuch eoutioni.
1 "L~ieutenant Allscot," said an; ;flieer,
>stepping up und tapping himii on the
shld~ er, 4 y ou are wrinted at the geln.
f eral's tent.
" Tfrue," said Michael, starting ump,
S"I have not yet paid my respects to
> Marion. Lead on, however, and I
I will follow."
,Marion had already takempossession
of the wel.-turniishmed tent, so lately oe
et upied by the leaders of the tories,
Swho, with many of' m le mnisguided imn
Swhom he had seduced from the path of
,(duty), were sleeping the long sleep of
,death on the hield of battle.
-Conyers and some two or three of'
I his hmost confidential officers were in
a! the tent n ithi Marioni, and they all rose
fupon the entrance of Michael, and
> reeted h im with a warmth and cordi.
I ality which showed the deep interest
,le had excited among them ; foremnost
t amnong them ini ex ressing his con.
P gratulations wvas' i fhron' himself
; Whmen the first words of welcome were
S over, Marion, who seldom descende'4
I to a jest, turned, with a quiet smile
upon. his- cotantenance, to M ichd,'l and
u said :" I am sorry, lieutenant, to find
, so brave rind gallant a soldier as4 your
iself deficient in gratitude."'
r IMichael it r ed rddn.
" gei r1} le o ral "
ei xclam:i e y
estimate lmny character better than to
accuse me of that. I have but a few
minutes since returned from following
afler. my friand...and captain, and had
intend' t.o:Trupon you, and thank
you for Thitsolicitous care of one of the
humblest of your soldiers, so soon as
I believed7you at leisure to accept of
" You mi-take me, lieutenant,." said
Mfarion, gravely. " You have not yet
inquired howli became aware of your
dangerous situation. You surely should
reward the messenger who brought me
such timiely information."
. " Most ;ladly will I do so, sir," re
plied Michael, " to the extent of my
ability. But knowing that our scouts
in this quarter were cut off, I am at a
loss to know to whom my tanks are
due. I had verily abandoned all-hopes
of life, and was as much astonished as
re'oiced when I first heard the signal of
our men from the swamp. Show me
the friend to whom I owe the preser
'vation of my life, and believe me, I
shall not soon'thrget the service."
Marion nodded to Conyers, who
rose and issued from the marque. In
a short while thereafter he returned
with a lady leaning upon his arm.
Michael started with surprise ; and as
she threw hack her riding veil, there
beamhed upon him the bright eyes and
the tearful smile- of Dora Singleton
A few words sufficed to explain to
Michael all the events connected with
the movements of Marion's forceduring
the last two days. After lingering a
short time with Marion, at Doras re
quest she was-pe.tnitted to return to
her home. only some few miles distant
accompanied by Michael, with a suit.
able,escort. Their. marriage was not
long delayed. In fact, beibre the par.
tisan leader left that portion of the
,.ountry he attended their wuptials, and
gave then his blessing. Long they
lived to ei.joy :.iat independence so
dearly bought bj the army of freedom.
iut they had not been' long united,
when'they. were called to mourn over
a treasured friend and a stern patrict.
Buta few weeks after they were
marrti d'tidlfore. Mic'aF bad re
turned to the duties of the camp, as
they were ridii:g out upon-the high
wa), which passed near the old fluni
ly mansion, they met a mounted ser
vant returning from the camp of AMar.
ion, leading by hi side a coal black
charger. Thu empty sqddle was
ominous of eil. The sword wreathed
with craie, and strapped to the porn
mel, told the- 'mournthl- story of its
fallen lord. It required no idle -ques
tion to ascertain the truth.
The presentiment of Conyers had
met with its fulill'ment. The lion
heart of the brigade was cold-its Bay
ard had fullen in the fore.front of the
Cursing the Bridge.
Whenever the North has been un
justly assailed from the South, we
have not been slow to defend her, and
when she is unjust or inconsistent .in
her treatment of the South, we shall
not spare the deserved lash. A more
palpable case of "cursing the bridge
that has carried one safely over the
river," could not be found, than in the
rabid Abolitionism along-shore in
New-England- albeit our birth place
-of those. who are , quietly ra ,ing
the best fruits. of a shwvery which'they
or their fth~lers, helped to establish
and extend, while direct trafie in the
black race was profitable. It is no:o
rious that Newv England bottons were,
not beyond the recollection of men
mow living, t'he chief transporting
agent in the slave trade, and that
Yankee skippers, now full of holy
horror that, a human being should snr.~
fer bondage, were expertest in humi
ti .g negroes on-the coast of Africa,
and readiest to' coin dollars or doub.
boons by their sale whenever there
was a market. *In .the South, when
England-whose Liverpool, a century
aj o, was little. Letter thtan a nest of
pirate and slave traders-introdued
slavery she how. rnils againist, though
praetisimgit, more or less, all over the
empiroe; or in *Jrazil, or Cuba, Yan
kee efiterprise was wide awake itn the
" In faict, the connection of New
Englanders with slavery. was of the
worst kind. they obeing the, robbers
andi kidnappers, wvithugt whose aid
the extension of slavery would have
been comnparitively al dw.. The plait
Lue of the South wiare here engaged
in the slave trade beyond small do
meistie exchange. It requires New
.England en ter prise te scour the shores
of Africa atnd b.-ing meen to bondage.
And New England shared also in the
labor of slaves. Shte nursed the sys
tom in her own bosom to the fullest
etent warranted by pecuniary pm ohit.
IUnd her soil and elimate. been more
tiuvorable to slavery, Botop woul to,
thijs day, have clunag as elosely to It
a Charleston. New Engbi.A Chis:
now, they are not fairly rid of ir,
practically, and in so far as they are,
they have con-uited their own conven
ience. The morna) obligation was not
the prime incentive' to dropping the
At the period when Jeffeison and
Franklin were the deno incers ofslave
ry as an "unholy trifIlic" promineit
New England men were the violent
defenders, even of the slave trade.
They eCated the rich profits of the
busincs with a nicety that would
shame a Stheint planter. And how
is it to-day ? The rainufacturiug pur
tions of New Euglanid are fhttening on
a slave labor they are ashamed to ac
knowledge, and are unwilling to let
alone, as was the practice towards
them in their slave holding era. The
cotton and rice fields of the South
may be likened to a cconut, of which
the South ge s the sheIll and New
England the milk-New England
capital cracking the nut. No ztiatter _
that the milk -is sweaty and bloody,
so long as it is noney covered -it is
sweet and they lp it tip. It will nev
er sour nor curdle on their lips while
it is profitable; and as they will flour
ish unblushingly on it, while denotm.
ein~g the Souther:' plainer who, furnish
es it and sympathising-with the. "poor
negro" thu as if slave in the South is
not stuck away in a ."negro pew" inl
in the carner of the church, asirie all
save a few stars of the Douglass color
- coiored persons in New England.
Understand us-we have no syrrrpa
thy with human bondage, but we have
a regard for consistency, expediency;
the Constitution, &c., and &an utter.
detestation of NWo hvocritical cant of
rabid abolitionism. It is like the zeal
of new converts won over to a profes=-.
sign of piety, when it is no lunger
prontable to avow or practice a lit'e
of wickedness. In regard to New
England and the Nor th, we can only
quality o r remarks by applying therm,
as we do, only to finatical "higher
law" abolitionist.-5\TY. J irror.
Grace in Female Dress.
"Somebody has said that a'Rarisf.
ian grisette, with a little tulle_ ,iaji
ribbon, will conquer the world, whihe
an English woman, with all her shawls,
damasks anrid diamonds, louks only
like an animated clutheehlorse. The a
is sor:ce exaggeraution in this statenenit,
but more wit, and still more truth.
The women of France nntquetimably
have a better taste in dress mnan those
of Great Britain or America. lI both
our mother country and this ther c is
too: muck of what may be called sno.
ism in firiale' attire.. The ladies of
Anglo-Saxondon seen to ihney that
the more they spend on dress the
prettier they look. Accordingly one
sees little women covered all over
with lace, or buried in the mi ddle of
stitT brocade, or almost lust t, siglt
under a pulling velvet cloak, with'eapea
that extend on either side, like 1zigan
tic wing. Or one behold; tall w'min,
if such is the fashion, tiicked oiut. in
tight sleeves. and striped silks, the
costliness of the. material being re
garded by the ..wear,3r as suilieient
compensation ihr th- incongruity of
the styles. A French servant girl 'hast
better taste. She knows it is. not
so much the richneas of the materials
as the way it is imade up, and ths
mnner ini which it is worn, thatgivee
the desired elegancee. A neat fit, a
graceful bearing, and a proper harmo..
ny between the complexion anid the~
colors, has more to do wita brirthewz
lug female attractions than even Amer.
ivan ladies seem particularly to comn
prehend. Many z.twif.~ looks prettier.
itf she would but know it, in her. neat
miorining frock ol' callic-o. thant in theI
incongruous pile of'fiiry which she
dignities with the title of' full' drss.
M~any abi unmarried femanle first wins
the heart of' her futurde huzsbiaid in
some1 simple uinpretending attire,
which, if consulted about, she would
pronounce too cheap~ except fEr ordi.
nary wear, but which, by its :ab'idep..
tal suitabilit-y to her. Iigure, face anid
carriage, idolize her youth wofl'darftd.
ly. If the sex wouldl study ag In)
dress more, an-d enre less for e~tetig1
they would have no reason toY regre
it. At present dhe e.ttratvigance of(
Amrerican femnales is provebjal, \ye
wish we could say as muchuor their
elegance ini the samlne.
THEza PAvise Or' -rne BonoM or as
SEA.-The whole ltannel oif the 1ei
terranegin must be'strewed with humian
bones--Carthaeklians, Sy iishi, SitIo~.'
ians, Egy ptians, Persians1 Gr'ek nnd
Ronmana. 1 There .they Jay,, .side by
side, beneath the . eternal watery, anrd
the modern ship that felieK freight
from Alekarndria sails lii :its whole
course overborled maions. -It mray het
t~be. corrvption-of. the-dead that.io
addeL frdghjuess to the~pliporsee
ofthe waves.--J. A. S~ToA4~.
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