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SOL. MILLER, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER, THE COKST1T UTIOIT AND THE UNION. i TEBMS-$-.00 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE. VOLUME XV.-NUMBER 19. WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1871. WHOLE NUMBER, 747. flu) ffatftf (!Jrf Choke THE CLOSING HCKXE. BT T. BCCH-OTAS BXAO. "WitWn the sober realm of leaflet trees. The limpet year Inhaled th dreamy air, Like some tanned reaper In hU boar of eau. When mil the field are IjiDg brown and bare, "The fray barns, loolrinff from their hazy hill, O'er the dan water winding In the rales, Sent down the air a greeting to the mill, In the doll thunder of alternate- flails. AH algbbi were mellowed, and all sound rabdaed ; The hUU seemed farther, and the streams sang low; Am in a dream, the distant woodman hewed IIU Winter log with many a muffled blow. The embattled farefcta, erewhile armed In gold. Their banner brifiht with every martial one, Kow sUxid, like some sad, beaten boat of old. Withdrawn afar in Time s remotest bine. On sombre wine the rnltare tried bis flightj The dove scarce heard hi sighing mate s complaint; And. like a star, slow drowning In the light. The Tillage iburch Tine seemed to pale and faint. The sentinel cock rn the bill-side crew Crew thrice and all wa Btillrr than before; Silf nt, till i"ne replying warder blew Ilia alien horn, and thm was beard no more. 'Where en.t the Jay. within the elm's tall crest. Made gsrrulmis trouble round her nnfledgrd yonng; Ami where the oriole hong ber swaying nest, J.j every bght wind like a censer swung; "Where sang the noisy martins of the eaves. The lniny swallows circling ever near -Forebiiding. as the rustic mind believes. An early harvest, and a plenteous year- Where evrry bird that waled the vernal feast. Shook the sweet slnmber from its wings at morn. To warn the reaiercif themny eat : All now was songless, empty and forlorn. Alone, fmn out the stnbble. pined the quail, And croaked the crow thro all the dreary gloom; Alone, the pheasant, drumming in the vale, JIade echo to the distant cottage loom. There was no bud, no bloom upon the bowers: The spiders wove their thin shronds, night by night; The thbtle-down, the only ghiwt of flowers. Sailed slowly by waited noiseless out of sight. Amid sll this In this most dreamy air. And where the woodbine shed m-on the porch TU crimson lesves, aa If the year stood there, ' firing the floor with its inverted torch; Amid sll this, the centre of the scene. The white-haired matron, with monotnnons tread. Died the swift wheel, and mith ber joyless mien. Sat like a i ate, and watched the flying thread. She had known sorrow. He bad waited with ber. Oft fapped, snd broke with her the ashen crust; And in the dead leaves stUl she heard the stir Of bis thick mantle, trailing in the dust While yet ber cheek was bright with Summer bloom. Her country summoned, and be gave her all; And twice, war bowed to her his sable plant Ktvg& e the itword, to nut upon the wall. Ke-gsve the sword, but not he band that drew. And ftrnck for lilerty the dying blow; Nor him who. to hi nire and country true, Kt-11 'mid the ranks of the invading foe. Long, bnt not lond, the droning wheel went cm. Like the low marniur of a hive at noun ; Idling, but not lnd. the memory of the gone Breathed through her lips a sad and tremolons'tune. At brt the thread was snapped her hesd was bowed; life dropped the dintaffthrongh her bands serene; And lm ins neighbor smoothed her carefal shroud. While Death snd Winter closed the Autumn scene. JWcct Jfarg. KICK OF THE WOODS; OR, THE JIBBENAINOSAY. -V TALE OF KENTUCKY iiy i:om:KT moxtgomeut nna, m. p. (CONTIXUKB.) CHAPTER XXX. In tlie meanwhile, Edith rat iu the tent aban doned ti dc-jiair, her mind, not yet recovered from the stunning eflect of her calamity, struggling confusedly with images of blood and phantasm of fear, the dreary recollections of the past ming ling with the scarce less dreadful anticipations of the future. Of the hattle on the lull-side she re mrmlicred nothing save the fall of her kinsman, shot down at her feet all she had herself wit nessed, and all she could believe : for Tclie Doe's assurances, contradicted in effect by her constant tears and agitation, that he had leeu carried off to captivity like herself, conveyed no conviction to her mind: from that moment, events were pic tured on her memory as the records of a feverish dream, including all the incidents of her wild and hurried journey to the Indiau village. Ibit with these broken and dream-like reminisences. there were associated recollections, vague, yet not less terrifving, of a visage that had haunted her pres ence "by day and night, throughout tho whole journey, watching over her with the pertinacity of an evil genins; and which, as her faculties woke slowly from their trance, assumed every moment a more distinct nnd dreaded appearance in her imagination. It was upon these hated features, seen side by side with the blood-stained aspect of her kinsman, Khenow pondered iu mingled grief and terror; starting occasionallv from the horror of her thoughts onlv to be driven back to them agaiu by the scowling eves of the old crone; who, still crouching over thefire, ns if its warmth could nev er strike deep enough into her frozen veins, watched every movement and every look with the vigilance, and, as it seemed, tho viciousucss of a serpent. No ray of pity shone even for a mo ment from her forbidding, and even hideous coun tenance; Rhe offered no words, she made no sinus, of sympathy; and, as if to prove her hearty dis regard, or profound contempt for tho prisoner's manifest distress, she by and by, to while the time, began to drone out a succession of grunting sounds, uch as make up a rcd-inau's melody, and such indeed as anv village urchin can ilrum with his heels out of an empty hogshead. The song, thns barbarously chanted, at first startled and af frighted the captive; but its monotony had at last an effect which the beldam was far from de signing, it diverted the maiden's mind in a meas ure from its own harassing thoughts, and thns in troduced a kind of composure where all had been before painful agitation. Nay, as the sounds, I.:.. . t - ttmn verv loud, mingled WltU the piping of tho gale without and the rustling of the out cun ai me uuur, mrj iro ... -......- and were softened into a descant that was lulling to the senses, and might, like a gentler nepenthe, have, in time, cheated the over-weary mind to re pose. Such, perhaps, was liegihning to be its ef fect.. Edith ceased to bend upou tho hag the wild, terrified looks that at first rewarded the -nuu, ; . ,- -,,.i music: sne siinKnei nrau up .... -.. -, , -.- sat asif graunauy g"inK -nVw'&ue- , the master of your fate, forbear the style of a con apirit, which, if not sleep, was sleep s most bene- in. .i,- ,,,,, , , r .ne .,, haTC th ricent snlwtitute. sHfiESSSfe t.- t.ui.i iriiiia nnetrnl of nil her alarms, tall man, standing before her, his face and figure lioth enveloped in the folds of a huge blanket, from which, however, a pair of gleaming eyes were seen riveted upon Tier " nn,1e,nc? At the same time, she observed that the old Indi an woman had risen, and was stealing y" the apartment. Filled with terror, ahe would bvn i.isbe.1 after the hag, to claim her proteo- oae rusueu -tic .ye , . 4i. tion: but she was immediately arrested by the visitor, who, seizing her by the arm firmly, yet -:.i. ' '. r. .-.1 -nfforitifr his blanket spect " Fear me not, Edith; Iamnoi yeiau enemy." His" voice, though one of gentleness, and even Ice, tliongli one of fntleneM, ana ec , nimpletetlthe lerrors of the captive, .Idea1 in hia lian.. liVe a quail In the f i-w. m.l mmliLbnt forhwerasp, oi music, who tremli dutches a. powerful to sustain aa f oppose, hare fallen ito thetW. Her lips qnlvemL hut they cave forth "nu an air is re-sin-.-., '" -- r r tha ranrpr M MICH ft UK1!" lu --. ..--.....m..., t drop to the groAnd. displayed to her gare fea- e power ol . sne .,;,-. if not , ,, tiircs that had long dwelt, its darkest phantoms, Vffnl spirit- She seemed indced'stunned. npmihcr mind. As he seiz-d her, he muttered. XTowered bv hi. revived and violent and still with an accent of the most earnest re- w"oh i. haA .----.ly strength toniut- no ftonnu; and her eyes were ustcucti i" ithawiWneandinteiisityofglarethatsbow- 1 the faination, the temrir ment of her spirit. " Fear me not, Edith Forrester," he repeated, with a voice even more soothing than before : " Yon know me: I am no savage; I will do yon no harm." "Yes yes yes," muttered Edith at last, but in tones of an automaton, they were, at first, so broken and inarticulate, though they gathered force and vehemence as she spoke "1 know you yes, yes. I do know you, and know yon well. Yon are Richard Braxley the roblier, and now the persecutor of the orphan; and this hand that holds me is red with the blood of my cousin. Oh, villain! lillaiul are you not yet content!" "The prize is not yet won," replied the other, with a smile that seemed intended to express his contempt of the maiden's invectives, and his abil ity to forgive them: "I am indeed Richard Brax ley the friend of Edith Forrester, though she will not believe it a rough and self-willed one, it may lie, bnt still her true and nnchangcable friend, where will ue-lookibr a better? Anger ha not alienated; contempt has not estranged m injnry and injustice still find me the same. I am ! still Edith Forrester's friend; and such, in the siuminess ol ray a&ection, I will remain, whether my fair mistress will or no. Hut you are feeble and agitated ; sit down and listen to me. I have that to say which will convince my thoughtless fair the day of disdain is now over." - All these expressions, though uttered with seem ing blandness, were yet accompanied by an air of decision and eten command, as if the speaker were conscious the maiden was fully in his pow er, and not unwilling she should know it. Rut his attempt to make her resume her seat upon the pile of skins from which she had so wildly start ed at his entrance, was resisted by Edith : who, gathering courage from desperation, and shaking his Iiand from her arm, as if snatching it from the embraces of a screiit, replied, with even energy " I will not sit down I will not listen to you. Approach me not touch mo not. You are a'vil lain and murderer, and I loathe, oh ! unspeaka bly loathe, your presence. Away from me, or " "Or," interrupted liraxley, with the sneer of a naturally mean and vindictive spirit, "you will cry for assistance! From whom do yon expect it f From wild, mnrdermis, liesotted Indians, who, if roused from their drunken slumbers, would be more like to assail you with their. hatch ets than to weep for your sorrows 1 Know, fair Edith, tint you are now iu their hands; that there" is not one of them w ho would not rather see those golden tresses hnng blackening in the smoke from the rafters of bis wigwam, than float ing over the brows they adom Look aloft: there are ringlets of the yonng aud fair, the innocent and tender, swinging alio ve yon ! Learn, more over, that from these dangerous friends there is none who cm protect yon, savcate. Ay, my lieau tious Edith," he added, as the captive, overcome by the representation of her perils so unscrupu lously, nay, so sternly made, sank almost faint ing npon the pile, "it is even so; and yon must know it. It is needful vou should know what Uvon have to expect, if yon reject my protection. isnr mat you will not reject: in taitli, you can not! The time has come, as I told yon it would, when your disdainful scruples I speak plainly, fair Edith ! are to .be nt an end. I swore to j ou ami it was when your scorn and unbelief were nt the highest that you should yet smile npon tlie man you cliMlameu, anil smile upon no oilier, i It was a rough and uncouth threat for a lover; hut my mistress woiuil nave it so. it was a vow breathed in anger: but it -ras a vow not meant to lie broken. You tremble! I am cruel in my wooing; but this is not the moment for compli ment and deception. Yon are mine, Edith: I swore it to m self ay, and to yon. You cannot escape. You have driven mo to extremities ; hut thev have succeeded. You are mine ; or you arc nothing.V "Nothing let it be," said Edith, over whose mind, prone to agitation and terror, it was evi dent the fierce and domineering temper of the in dividual conjdexercisean irresistible control, and who, though yet striving to resist, was visibly sinking liefore his stem looks and menacing words; "let it lie nothing! Kill me, if you will, as youhnvealrcady killed my consin. Oh! mock ery of pasMnn, of humanity, of decency, to speak tome thus; to me, the relative, the more than sister of him you have so basely and cnielly mur dered I" "I have murdered no one," Raid Braxley, with stony composure; "and, if yon will but listen patiently, you will find I am stained by no crime savo that of loving a woman who forces me to woo her like a master, rather than a slave. Your consin is living and in safety." " It is false, cried Edith, wringing her hands; "with mv own eves I saw him fall, and fall cov ered with blood!" "And from that moment, you saw nothing more," rejoined liraxley. "The blood came from the veins of others: he was carried away alive, and almost unhurt. He is ncapthe a captive like yourself. And whvt Shall I nsnind my fair Edith how much of her hostility and scorn I owed toher hot and foolish kinsman f how he pnr snaded her the love sho so naturally bore so near a relative was reason enough to reject the affec tion of a snitorf how im)MssibIe she should listen to the dictates of her own heart, or the calls of her interests, while misled by a counsellor so in discreet, yet so trusted Before, that unlucky young man stepped lietweeu me and ray "love, Edith Forrester could listen ay, and could smile. Nay, deny it if you will; but hearken. Your cousin is safe; rely upon that: bnt, rely, also, he will never again sen the home of his birth, or the kinswoman whose fortunes he has so opjioseil, un til sho is the wife of the man he misjudges and hates. He is removed from my path ; it was nec essary to my hopes. His life is, at all events, safe : his jleliverance rests with his kinswoman. Vhcn she' has plighted her troth, and snrely she trill plight it " "Never! never!" cried Edith, starting np, her indignation for a moment getting the better of her fears; " with one so fjlse and treacherous, so nnprincipled and ungrateful, so base and revenge ful with such a man, with such a villain, never! no never!" "I am a villain indeed, Edith," said Braxlcy, with exemplary coolness: "all men are so. Good and evil are sown together in our natnres, and each has its season and itsharvest. In this breast, as in the breast of the worst and the noblest, Na ture set. at birth, an angel and a devil, either to be the governor of mv actions, as cither should lie let encouraged. If the devil lie now at work, and have been' for months it was because your scorn called him from his shimliers. Before that time. Edith, I was nnder the domination of my angel : who then called, or who deemed me, a vil lain f Was 1 then a roblier and persecutor of the orphan f Am I noiff Perhaps so lint it is your self that have made me so. For yon, I called np my evil-genius to my aid; aud my evil-genius aided me. He liade me woo no longer like the tnrtle, but strike like the falcon. Through plots and stratagems, through storms, and perils, through battle and blood, I have pursued yon, and I have conquered nt last. The captive of my sword and spear, yon will spnm my love no lon ger; for, in truth, you cannot. I rame to the wilderness to seek an heiress for yonr nncle's wealth: I havo fonnd her. Bnt she returns to her inheritance the wife ol the seeker: In a -- Edith-f..r why should I, who am now mine lievond ge mine bevoud yon will never ! lint a A lintle. So spoke the bold wooer, elated by the con sciousness of successful villany, and perhaps con-..:-.! r-m tnnir experience of the timorous, and. donbtless, feeble, character of the maiden, that a hauchtv and overbearing tone would produce an s --;: however nainfnl it might lie to her. more favorable to his hopes than the soft hypoc- i ;. rtf sneinir. lie wa nuitv .--,, .., i u nsr oi !fc f lhe ,,,, ot to be ob- I e wrhnr from s r Kor na(l he miscalcnlatl i, t.lincti irom .." ,...r k... ,,,.ti;,..i.; risv of snemg. He was manifestly resolved to manner. .. -r- . ,..! i:- ter the BWirtw"- .- ... ... "If 'J ."i vT 1 a for I -HI die; die , for nere 1 win uw, cue then,Imit ner , - and llie, Jfere I look upon xojuh and thousand nme-N f netcfttion. I er-I We you yet." "VSr mistre" mM B?'! 4t .riLx-i. have well become toe up "-i- u-11 IT JPLSSU the then inler of his breast, Death is a boon Know the savages may bestow, when the whim takes them. Brit liefore that, they must show their af fection for their prisoner. There are many that can admire Jhe bright eyes and ruddy cheeks of the white maiden : and some one. doubtless, will admit the stranger to a corner of his wigwam and bis bosom! Ay, madam, I will speak plainly it lm m f.A i i ' t r,t Di.L.aJ tl. . .f is as the wife of Itirhanl Hra-lev or nf nar-nn savage you go out of the tent of Weiionga. Or why go out of the tent of Wenonga at all" Is AYennnga insensible to the beauty of his guest , Tlie hag that I drove from the fire, seemed al ready to see in her prisoner the maid that was to ron ner oi ner unsnann." "Heaven belli me!" exclaimed Edith, sinkin. again to her sear, wholly overcome by the horrors it was the object or the wooer to accumulate on her mind. He note,! the effect of his threat, and stealing np, he took her trembling, almost life less hand, adding, bnt in a softer voice ' "Why will Edith drive one who adores her to these extremities f Let her smite hut as shesunl cd of yore, and all will yet be well. One smile secures her deliverance from all that she dreads, her restoration to her home and to happiness. With that smile, the angel again awakes in my bosom, and all is love and tenderness." "Heaven help me!" iterated the trembling j girl, straggling to shake off Braxley's hand. But J she struggled feehlv and in vain; and liraxley, j in the audacity of his beliefth.it he had frighten ed Her into a more reasonable, mood, proceeded the length of throwing an arm around his almost insensible victim. But heaven was not nnmindful nf the prayer of the desolate and helpless maid. Scarce had In arm encircled the waist of the captive, wheu a pair of arms, long and brawny, infolded his lssly as in the hug of an angry liear, ami in an in stant he lay upon his back on the floor, a knee niion his breast, a hand at his throat, and a knife, glittering hlood-rt-d In the light of the tire, flour ished within an inch of his eyes; while a voire, snlwlued to a whisper, yet distinct as if littered in tones of thnndcr, muttered iu his ear "Speak, and thee dies!" The attack, so wholly unexpected, so sudden and so violent, was as irresistible as astoundiug; and Braxley, nnnerved by the surprise and by fear, succumbing as to the stroke of an avenging angel, the protector of innocence, whom his vil lany had conjured from the air, lay gasping npon theearth, without attempting the slightest resist ance, while the assailant, dropping his knife and producing a long cord of twisted leather, proceed ed, with inexpressible dexterity and speed, to bind his limits, which he did in a manner none the less effectual for being so hasty. An instant sufficed to secure him hand and foot ; in another, a gag was clapped in his month and secured by a turn of the rope round his neck; at the third, the conqueror, thrusting his hand into his liosoin, tore from it the stolen will, which he immediately af ter buried in his own. Then spnming the baf fled villain into a comer, and flinging over his body a pile of skins and blankets, until he was entirely hidden from iht, ho left him to the com bined agonies of fear, darkness, aud suffocation Such was the rapidity, indeed, with which tho whole affair was conducted, that Braxley had scarce time to catch a glimpse of his assailant's cuunteuaiice; and that glimpse, without abating his terror, took but little from his amazement. It was the countenance of nu Indian or such it seemed grimly aud hideously painted over with figures of suak'ej., lizards, skulls, and other sav age devices, which were rejieatoi npon the amis, the half-naked bovim, and even the squalid shirt, of the victor. Que glance, in tho confusion and terror of the moment, Braxley gave to his extra ordinary fie; and then the mantles piled upon his lmdy concealed all objects from his eyes. In the meanwhile, Edith, not less confounded, sat cowering with terror, until the victor, having completed his task, snranc to her side a move ment, however, that only increased her dismay crying, with warning gestures "Fear not nnd . speak not; up and away!" when, pcrcciiing she I recoiled from him with all her feeble strength, and was indeed unable to rise, he caught her in his arms, mnttering, "Thee is safe thee friends is nigh ! " and liore her swiftly, yet noiselessly, from the tent. CHAPTER XXXI. Tho nicht was even darker than before; the fire of the Wyandotts on the square had burned so low as no longer to send even a ray to the hut of Wenonga, and the wind, though siilisidiiig. still kept up a snfllcient din to drown the ordinary sound of footsteps, Under snch favorable circuiu- stances, Nathau (for, as mav he supposed, it was Tins lauiiiui iiiono who uau snaicneu me iorioni Edith from the grasp of the betrayer,) stalked boldly from the hut, liearing the resnetd maiden in his anus, and little doubting, that, havingthus so snccessfnlly accomplished the first tnd greatest step in the enterprise, he could now conclude it in safety, if not with ease. But there were perils yet to lie enconntcred, which the man of peace had not taken into antic ipation, and which, indeed, would not have exis ted, had his foreboding donbts of tho propriety of admitting cither of his associstes, and honest Stackpoloesjiecially, to a shareof theexploit, lieen suffered to influence his counsels to the exclusion of that worthy bnt unlucky personage altogether. He had scarce" stepped from the tent-door liefore there arose on the sudden, and at no great distance from the sqnare over which he was hnrryinghis precious burden, a horrible din, a stamping, snorting, galloping and neighing of horses, as if n dozen famished bears or wolves had suddenly made their way into the Indian pin-fold, carrying death and distraction into the whole herd. And this alarming omen was almost instantly followed by an increase nf all the uproar, as if the animals hail broken loose from the pound, and were rushing, mad with terror, towards thecentre nf the viluige. At the first outbreak of tho tumult,Nuthan had dropped immediately into the bushes liefore the wigwam ; but perceiving that the sounds increas ed, and were actually drawing nigh, and that the sleepers were waking on the square, he sprang again to his feet, aud, flinging his blanket around Edith, who was yet incapable of aiding herself, resolved to make a liold effort to escape, while darkness and the confusion of the enemy permit ted. There was. iu troth. not a moment to lie lost. Tlie slumbers of the barbarians, proverbially light at all times, ami readily brokeu even when tho t tTvnr nf .f.it-ti-itwm ha r.,iw1 their farnlticti. ' were not proof against sounds at once so nnnsual . . . and so uproarious. A sudden yell of surprise, bursting from one point, was echoed by another, and another voice; and, in moment, the sqnaro resounded with these signals of alarm, added to the wilder screams which some of them set up, of " Long-knives ! Long-knives ! " as if the savages supposed themselves suddenly beset By a whole army of charging Kentuckians. that Nathan rose from theearth, and, all other It was ai Tins moment oi dismay anu comusiou, paths being now cnt on, darted across a comer oi i. ...,,-r- tnn-nnta h rirvr -rliii-h was in a qnarter opposite to that whence the sounds came, in hopes to reach the alder-thicket on its banks, liefore being observed. And this, perhaps, he wonld have succeeded in reaching, hail not For tune, which seemed this nicht to rive a loose to all her fickleness, prepared a new and greater dif- As he rose from the bushes, some savage, pos- sessed of greater presence of mind than his fellows, .i ..:-- i.M.i -.-. !.- M I..- !, I,, of dried grass and maize-hnsks. designed for their couches, which, bursting immediately into a fn- rious Game, illuminated tho whole square and vil- lage, and revealed, as it was designed to do, the cause of the wondrous uproar. A dozen or more horses were instantly seen galloping into the . . ... , . . 1. square, followed bv a larger and denser herd be hind, aH agitated by terror, all plunging, rearing, prancing and kicking, as if possessed by a legion of evil spirits, though driven, as was made appar- . .1 ,, - v7. .1 T .!! s.. , nn A eni ov rue veils wnica iuo juuia..- -, -j- him, by nothing more than the agency oi a un man being. vi if ? . ..-- a :.: ... !,. ln7o?strew,and;hnpTnrheta a itrodisions volnine, Nathan give up all for lost, not dousing that heonld b? instantly seen and assailed. Hut the spectacle of their horses .lash- it,-,,.ii :-. .1. ' :.i. .i. -,. -f !, .':", T"-' """" i- .i... --" -- " tumult seen strolling among them, in the ap parition of a white man. sittinir aloft, entangled inextricably in the thickest of the herd, and evi dently lmrne forward with no consent of his own, was metal uwire attractive for Indian eyes; and Nathan perceive.! that he was not only neglected . ...c muiusum uy an. out was likely to remain so, liiuc enonK to enable him to put the thicket be- twist Lim and the dancer of disco verv. ' danger of discovery. "The knave has endangered us, and tojhe value of the scalp on his own foolish head;" muttered Nathan, his indignation speaking in a voice louder than a whisper; " bat, truly, he will pay the price: and, truly, his loss is the maiden's redeeming! " lie darted forwards as do spojee ; but ms words , hadreachedthceaofone,whb,cowerinirUkehim I air.IHiHii. !. ii il .MMIlJ IV.flnniM'l l.fr n s self amonir the weeds around Wenonga a hut. now started suddenly forth, and displayed to his eyes the young Virginian, who, rushing eagerly np, clasped the rescued captive in his arms, crying, " Forward now, for the love of Heaven ! forward, forward ! " " Thee has mined all V cried Nathan, with bit. ter reproach, as Edith, ronsiag from insensibility at the well known voice, opejped her eyes npon her kinsman, and, all nnmindful of the place of meeting, unconscious of everything but his pres ence, the presence of him whose supposed dBth she had so long lamented, spring Jo hi embrace with a cry of joy .that was, hfrd over the whole square, a tone of happiness, pealing above the rush of the winds and the uproar of men and animals. "Thee hs ruined all, thcesclf and tho maid ! Savo thee own life!"' With these words, Nathau strove to tear Edith from his grasp, to make one more effort for her res cue; and Roland, yielding her to his superior strength, nnd perceiving that a dozen Indians were miming against them, drew his tomaliawk, and, with a self devotion which marked his love, his consciousness of error, and his heroism of char acter, waved Nat hail away, w hile he himself rosh ed hack upon the pursuers, not so much, however, in the vain hope of disputing the path, as, by lay ing down his life on the spot, to purchase oue more hope of escape to his Edith. The act, so unexpectedly, so audaciously lmld, drew a shout of admiration from throats which had liefore only uttered yells of fury: but it was mingled with tierce laughter, as the savages, with out hesitating at, or indeed seeming at all to re gard, his menacing position, ran upon him in a body, and avoiding the only blow they gave him the power to make, seized and disarmed him, a result that, notwithstanding his fierce and fnrous straggles, was effected in less space than we havo taken to describe itl Then, leaving him iu the hands of two of their number, who proceeded to bind him securely, the others rushed after Nathan, who, though encumbered by his burden, again in animate, her arms clasped around his neck, as they had been round that nf ber kinsman, made the most desperate exertions to bcarheroff, seem ing to regard her weight no more than if the bur den had been a enshion of thi.stle-dow n. He ran for a moment with astonishing activity, leaping over hnsh and gully, where such'crossed his path, with such prodigious strength and suppleness of frame, as to the savages appeared little short of miraculous; and, it is more than probable he might have effected his escajie, had he chosen to abandon the helpless Edith. As it was, he, for a time, hado fair to make his retreat good. lie reached the low thicket that fringed the ri er, and one more sfep would have fonnd him iu at least temporary security. But that step was never to be taken. As he approached, two tall Iiarbarians suddenly sprang from the cover, where they had been taken their drunken similiters; and, responding with ex ulting whoops to the cries of the otliers, they Icaprd forward to secure him. Ho turned aside, running downwards to where a lonely wigwam, surrounded by trees, offered the concealment of its shnijow. Bnt he turned too late; n dozen fierce wolf-like dugs, "rushing from the cabin, and emliohlened by theories of the pursnrers, rushed niton him, hanging to his skirts, anil entangling his legs, rending and tearing all the while, so that lie could fly no longer. Tlie Indians were nt his heels: their shouts were in his ears ; their hands were almost npon his shoulders. Ho stopped, and turning towards them, with a gestnre and look of desperate defiance, and still more despe rate hatred, exclaimed, " Here, devils ! cut and hack! yonr time has come, and I am the last of them!" And holding Blith at the length of his .inn, he pulled open his garment, as if to invite the death-stroke. But his death, at least at that moment, was not sought after by the Indians. They seized him, and, Edith being torn from his hands, dragged him, with endless whoops, towards tho lire, whith er they liail previously borne the captured Ro land, over whom, as over himself, they yelled their triumph ; whilo screams of rage from those who had dashed among the horses after the dar ing white-man who had been seen among them, and the confusion that still prevailed, showed that lie also had fallen into their hands. The words of defiance which Nathan breathed at the moment of yielding, were the last he utter ed. Submitting passively to his fate, ho was dragged onwards by a dozen hands, a dozen voices around him vociferating their surprise at bis ap pearance even more energetically than tho joy of their triumph. His Indian habiliments and paint ed lwxly evidently struck them with astonishment which increased as they drew nearer the fire and conld ltetter distinguish the extraoruinary devices he had traced so carefully on his breast and vis age. Their looks of inquiry, their questions jab bered freely iu broken English as well as in their own tongue, Nathan reganled no more than their taunts and menaces, replying to these, as to all, only with a wild and haggered stare, which seem ed to awe several of the younger warrors, who lie gau to exchange looks of pecnliar meaning. At last, as they drew nearer the fire, an old Indiau staggered among the gronp, who made way for him with akind of respect, as was, indeed, his due, for he was no other than the old Black-Vnltnre himself. Limping np to the prisoner, with as much ferocity as his drunkenness would permit, lie laid one hand upon his shoulder, and with the other aimed a furious hatchet-blow at his head. The blow was arrested by the renegade Doe, or Atkinson, who made his appearance at the same time with Wenonga, and mnttered some words in tlie Shawnee tongue, which seemed meant to soothe the old man's fury. "Me Injun-man!" said the chief, addressing his words to the prisoner, and therefore in the pris oner's language," Me kill all white-man! Mo Wenonga: me drink white-man blood! me no heart!" And to impress the truth of his word on the prisoner's miud, he laid his right band, from which tho axo had lieen removed, as well as his left, on Nathan's shoulder, in which position snp porting himself, he nodded and wagged his head ice aa he could lufiLso into bis dronken fcaturea. To this the prisoner replied by bemlinc upon the ill me uiuuri- iavr, miiii n -.- -. " .. l . f.l .. 1. ?.!. 4-aMn Iti -isuT'sn rivw chief a look more hideous than his own, and in deed so strangely unnatural nnd revolting, with lips so retracted, features so distorted by some nameless passion, and eyes gleaming with fires so wild and unearthly, that even Wenonga, chief as he was, and then in no condition to be daunted by anything, drew slowly back, removing his hands Irom tne prisoners suouiuer, wuo iianinuninj fell down in horrible convnlsions, the foam flying from his lips, and his fingers clenching like spikes j of iron into the flesh of two Indians that had hold i oi mm. I Taunts, anestions. and whoops were heard no J more among the captors, who drew aside front ' their wretched prisoner, as if from the darkest of tneir Jianiioes, ail looking on wiiu uncouroucu wonder and awe. The only person, indeed, who seemed undismayed at the spectacle, was the ren egade, who, as Nathau shook and writhed in the nt, ItenelU tne comer oi a piece m uarcuine-i .- jecting from the bosom of his shirt, and looking vastly like that identical instrument he bad seen lint an hnnr nr two before in the bands of Braxley. Stooping down, and making as if he would liave raised the convulsed man in his arms, he drew the parchment from its hiding place, and, unobserved by the Indians, transferred it to a secret place in his own garments- He then rose np, and stood like the rest, looking npon the Prisoner, until 1 1..1 .. hT -t.I. . .lul in lint a few moments, Nathan starting to his feet and looking around him in the greatest wildness, as if. for a moment, not only nnconseions of what had befallen him, but even of bis captivity. But nnennscionsness of the latter calamity was of no great duration, and was dispelled by the old MtwAf urine. but with looks of drnuken respect. ?tt?J peat-medictae whiin t sjh,te-nvn med- cine t Meenoni,tIlI"P'' jf ' kni-man-whte-man,faU-all-inM,n-iiuui itunr mn. little-nanopse-man ! ilo make medicine- - '.,.., -.nf Vflicin-nui tell VTenonn all Jibbenainosay, where find Jibbenainosay t How kill .libbenainosayl kill white-man's devil- t-- MMtieine-man icu jniun-man wnv meu cine-man come Injnn town f steal Injon prisoner! steal Injnn horn t Me Wenonga,-me good brod- . acr bcukiuc--u. . This gibberish, tnt I eroreiwnit much new- which he seemed, besides I expressing I born good will, to intimate that its cause lay in the belief that the prisoner was a great white conjnror, who could help him to a sol n tion of sundry interesting questions, the old chief prononnced with solemnity and suavity; and he betrayed an inclination to continue it. the 1 captors of Nathan standing byand looking on with i am aim eager interest, nut a sudden and start ling yell from the Indians who had charge of the yonng Virginian, preceded by an exclamation from the renegade who had stolen among them, upset the cnriosjty of the party, or rather substituted a new object for admiration, which set them all running towards the fire, where Roland lay lionnd, The canso of the excitement was nothing lesslhan the discovery which Doe had just made, of the identity of the prisoner with Roland Forrester, whom lie had with his own hands delivered into those of the merciless Piaukeshaws, and whose escape from them and sudden appearance in the Shawnee village were events just as wouderfnl to the savages as the supposed powers of the white .iJ;.L. un, his associate.- But there was still a third prodigy to be won dered at. Tlie third prisoner was dragged from among the horses to the fire, where he was almost immediately recognized by half a dozen, different warriors, as the redonb'ted aud incorrigible horse thief, Captain Stackpole-. The wonderful conjuror, and the wonderful young Long-knife, who was at one moment a captive in the hauils of Piankeshaw s on the banks of the Wabash, and, the next, an in- ' vader of a Shawnee village in tho valley of the Miami, were Itoth forgotten ; the captain of horse- I thieves was a much more wonderful person, or, nt tlin Ipriuf n nnlrli more imnnrtmit Iiri7i litis name was howled aloud, and in a moment ltccamc i tlie theme of every tongue ; aud tin was instantly surrounded by every man in the village, we may say, every woman and child too, forthealannhad brought the whole village into the square; and tho shrieks of triumph, the yells of unfeigned de light with which all welcomed a prisoner so re nowned and so detested, produced an uproar ten times greater than that which gave the alarm. It was indeed Stackpole, the zealous aud un lucky slave nf a mistress whom it was tis fate to injure and wrong in every attempt he made to serve her; and w ho had brought himself aud his associates to their present bonds by merely toiling on the present occasion too hard in her service. It seems, for so he was nsed himself to tell the tale, that he entered the Indian pound with the resolution to fulfill Bloody Nathan's instructions to the letter; and he accordingly selected four of the best animals of the herd, which ho succeeded in haltering without diflicnlty or noise. Had ho paused here, he might hac retreated with his rizeM without fear of discovery. But the excel eiiee of the opportunity, the best he had ever luid in his life, the excellence, too, of the horses, thirty or forty in number, " the primest and lieau tifulest critturs," he averred, " what warcver seed in n boss-pound," with a notion which now snd denly beset his grateful brain, namely, that by carry ing'off the whole herd he could "make ann gillifenius mad im rich in the item of hoss-llesh," proved tint much for his philosophy and his judg ment; and after holding a council of war in his own mind, he came to the resolution "to steal tlie lot." This lieing determined npon, he imitated the example of magnanimity lately set him" by Na than, stripped off and converted his venerable wrap-rascal intoextempnrary halters, and so made sure of half a dozen mure of the best horses; with which, and the four first selected, not doubting that the remainder of the herd would readily fol low at their heels, he crept from the fold, to make his way np the valley, and round among tint hills, to the rendezvous. But that was a direction in which, as he soon learned to his cost, neither tho horses he had in hand, nor those that were to fol low in freedom, had the slightest inclination to go; and there immediately ensued a struggle between the stealer and the stolen, which, in the space of a minute or less, resulted in the whole herd mak ing a demonstration towards the centre nf the vil lage, whither they succeeded Imth in carrying themselves and the vainly resisting horse-thief, who was liorue along on the backs of those he had haltered, like a land-bird on the liosnm ofa torrent, incapable alike of resisting or escaping the flood. In this manner lie was taken in a trap of his own making, as many a better and wiser nun of the world has lieen, and daily is; and it was no melioration nt Ins distress to lliuiK lie Had wneim ed his associates in his rain, and defeated the best and last hopes of his benefactress. It was with snch feelings at his heart, that he was dragged np i to the fire, to lie .exulted over and scolded at as long as it should seem good to his captors. But the latter, exhausted by the day'stcvels, and sat- . isfietl with their victory, so complete and so blood- I less, soon gave over tormenting mm, resolving, however, that he shonld.be soundly beaten at tho cantelone on the morrow, for the especial gratifi cation, and in honor, of the Wyandott party, their , guests. I This resolution beinz made, he was, lika Roland and Natlian; led away bound, each being liestow ed in a different hut, where they were committed to safer guards than had been appointed to waich over Edith; and, in an hour after, the village was again wrapped in repose. Tlie last to betake themselves to their rest were Doe, and his confed erate, Braxley, the latter of whom had been re leased from his disagreeable bonds, when Edith was carried back to the tent. It was while fol lowing Doe to liis cabin, that he discovered, the, loss of the precious document, npon the possession of which lie had built so many strata'geins, and so many hopes of success. His agitation and confu sion were so irreat at the time of Nathan's assanlt that he was wholly unaware it had been taken from him by this assailant, and Doe, to wnom us possession opened newer and bolder prospects, and who had already formed a design for using it to his own advantage, affected to believe that he had dropped it on the way, and wonld easily re cover it on the morrow, as no Indian could pos sibly attach the least value to it. .lltoiiier suitjTCb oi jtnauvu . ...u .,j, ...i-, the reapitcarauce of his rival: who. however, Doe assured him, was "now as certainly a dead man, j as if twenty bullets had been driven through his I body." "He is in the hands of the Old Vnltnre," t.l l. .. Il U ami l.a will l.MOTI 1,1 AlW Itttt tl. BUM. lie, .lliai, muu uu ....a w...u au ... j , snre as ire will, Dick Braxley, when the devil gits j ns ! that is, unless we ourselves save him !" " We, JackTsaidthe other with a laugh ; " and i yet who knows how tlie wina may mow yoni Bnt an hour ajo yon were as remorseful over the lad's supported death, as yon ore now apparently indifferent what befalls him.' "It is true." replied Doe, coolly: "hut see the difference ! When tho Piankeshaws were burning him, or when I thought the dos were at it, it was a death of mg making fur him : it was that helped him to the stake. But here the case is al tered, lie comes here on his own hook; the In jnns catch him ou his own hook; and d n them, they'll hnni him on his own hook! and so it's no matter of my consarning. There's the root of itr This explanation satisfied his suspicious ally ; and having conversed awhile longer on what ap "peared to them most wonderful and interesting in the singular attempt at the rescue, the two retired to their reposc. (TO BE COXTKCrl.) PrietsfFsMii. Col. Knox, in a letter to Boston paper, says: "Ton remember 'The Diamond Wedding,' by Ed mund C. Stedman, a poem which made it author famous from one end of the country to the other. It was written for the Uribmnt when Mr. Dana was managing editor, and when Mr. Stedman call ed tortus pay he was offered column rates. He declined to accept that figure, snd so " The Di mond Wedding' never brought m cent to its au thor. When anything is paid for poetry, the price varies from five dollars, fur short poem, np to a hundred times that amount, though the lat ter figure is exceedingly rare, as might be expec ted. Alice Cary nsed to receive from twenty dol lars upwards for her short poems, and her sister Fhvbe was paid at about the same rate. Shep hard, and writers of his class, for the weekly pa pers, were generally satisfied at ten dollars per Imem, thongh they sometimes received more. Fohn Hay has been paid various figures, ranging from twenty to one hundred dollars each, for his famous poems, and I am told that Bret Harte has been paid at about the same scale." TnK highest lake in the world u Lake SW-koI, In the mountain of Asia, which is 15J00 feet above the level of the sea; the next U Lake Titi caca, in Bolivia. Drbckeco water neither makes a aaan rick, nor in .debt, nor hia wife widow. 4-sa" JTan. Ui$ecUamJ. THV KMITTV.?! CITY. T CXOXT.E ALTftSD TOWXI-TNP- I heard a pjirvm of the mIWI 1 Baliura lift np the IsTsMnn of the fl4mlnr town. And like a peddler in the will tf HeaTrn. Show how it una invoked the Sovereign frown. Thns the dead lion ever U tncnlted Br ajwa coIU. whme pity U a Uowi And fallen Empire find their lat mUfortnne In fthallow platitudes from fool and foe. CHeht. Christian rap!taf lake and prairie. Heaven had no interest In the aomrze and arath ; Thou wert the newest ahrine of oar relf jrin- The roangrat wltnrM of oar hope and faith. "Sot in thy ember do we rake for fully, Bnt like a martrrs aahea cather thee. With eh teoed prida and,- tender mi hfhn.T ' The miracle thou want, and yet wilt he ! S"nt merelj In the hnmazea'pf chmrhea, Or bell nf praine tolled n er the inland aeaa, Thn Elorified our Cd and hcm-in natnrr. With meeter works and grander mtlodle, Of eheerful trdl and wilHn; enterprise. Of hearty faith in freedom and tn man ; The hoar old capital looked on in wonder. To see the swift, strung race this atripling ran. How like the arm he rnae above the mar-die. And built the world beneath hi airy feet. And ehanped the eoarar. of Imnenmnal rivrra. And tapped the lake for water euol and aweet. How akmfally the poWen grain trananWcd To bird of aail ami meteors of apark, And like another Noah, bade creation March in the teeming masses of the ark. Yet in his power m-t frank and democratic He rmised no envious itnes of hia Joy ; And fn the fatne of the Prince and hero. We saw the laughing dimple ofa boy. Still wise and apt aiming the oldest merchant. HI yonng example steered the wary mart. And amplest credit poured its gold around him. And trade Imperial gave acope for art. Hia architect nrea paiwcd all heathen splendor; The Immi-rrating Goth drew wondering near. To see hi abaft and arches tall and slender. Branch o'er the new homes of this pioneer. The Greek and Roman there might see rebuilded. In Taatness equal and in atyle aa pare, The merchants' market, like a palace gilded. With marble walls and deep entablature. Ill two score bridge swinging on their pivot, Tlie long and laden line of veasels aped. While he. impatient, marched beneath the -Juice His hoMts, like Cyrus, on the river bed-Then- when all weak predictions proved Imt acanlal And the wild marshes grew a sovereign's home, A doting cow oVraet an mrhln's candle Once more a fool had flml Epheaian dome. The art lea wind, that blew o'er plains of rattle. And cooled the corn through ail the Sommer days. Flanged like wild steed In pastime or in battle, Straight In the blinding brightness of tlie blaxe. And down fell bridge, and parapet, and lintel; Tlie blazing barques went drifting, one bv one; The mighty city wrapped its head in splendor. And sank into the waters like the snn ! Oh ! thon, my master, champion of the people. Tribune, aagnat. who e'er kept rlghteeu court. Long after flre had toppled church aud steeple. Thou utood'at aratd the ruins like a fort. Hizh and serene thv cornices extended. Though scorched "by smoke an J of t he flames a pre v. Above the vanlt when, grim, and calm, and splendid. The sleeping linos of the pretwesay ; Till. looking round thee. In thy wondrous pity, Thyself alone erect, intact, uprearrd. Disdaining to outlive the glorious city. With Innate heat transngured, disappeared. Yet, from lhe grave Chicago's wondrous spirit Comes forth all brightness, o'er the darkened town, Tar again; "Ln! I am with you. brethren; With all my thorns, I wear my civic crown. "To die la sweet, embalmed In yonr nrnipassioa ; Your oil and wine make life In every rent; Oh. let me lean a little while upon you. And walk to strength In your encouragement. THE "CHEAT YEAR." The. Latest Mciealiac Mcasati-.. Wcliave all heard nf the "great year," which is supposed to be equal to twenty-six thousand, or, more accurately, twenty-live thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight of onr years. We are told that it has its seasons spring, summer, an tunin and winter and that ever since tho Deluge the denizens of those portions of tho earth lying lietweeu the Polar circles have lieen enjoying the snimner of the great year. This astronomical pe riod is measured by the procession of the equi noxes. It mav bo necessary to explain that tho procession of the equinoxes is a coutinnal shift ing of the equinoctial point from east to west. If, for the sake of illustration, a particular iint in the heavens where the sun crosses the equator this year lie noted, next year tho snn will cross a little to the westward of that point, and so on every year nntil a complete circle lias been des crilied by this shifting point; or, rather, till an entire revolutioiilia been made, which will be in twenty-live thousand eight hundred and sixty eight years, but'there are said to Im some, other conditions entering into the problem which re dnce the period of revolution to twenty-one thou sand. This is, of course, an imaginary method of representation of the procession of the equinoxes. This shifting of tho points of contact between the apparent path of the sun and the equator is an effect nf the spheroidal figure of the earth, and is caused by the attraction of the sun and moon npon the excess of matter about the equatorial regions. Without enteiiug into any elucidation of the scientific problem, it will be snfllcient to say that Alphunse Adhemer, an eminent French mathema tician, has demonstrated that dnriug half the "great year the sun shines on the Northern I'nlar regions seven day longer thau on the correspond ing section nf the Sunt h Polar Zone. That is, fur ten thousand five hundred years the Northern regions have ten days more of sunshine than the South, ro. Thisdestroys what might be called the iollrwaI equilibrium. Seven days, or rath er nights, of extra freezing adds to the cap of ice that covers the South Polar Zone, and slowly and steadily it is pushing np in the direction of the Antarctic Circle. When the period of ten thou sand five hundred year has lieen completed this cap will -have reached the seventeenth degreo of south latitude, and will have changed to some ex tent the shape of the earth. Tlie centre of grav ity will ltave shifted some three or four miles to the south. Then comes a change. The earth will have passed around to the other side of this Imaginary orbit, or, rather, its projected axis will have top pled over, and the snn will shine on the South Polar region seven days longer than on the Northern. The effect will be to melt the cap of ice, and in the course of centuries cause a general breaking npnf that section of the ice cap that ha pushed itself beyond the Antarctic Circle. Then comes the mighty catastrophe. While the freezing wa going on and the ice accumulating in the South Polar regions, the earth's centre of gravity had shifted a few mile along its axis in the direction of the South Pole, drawing with it the vast body of water on the earth's surface. A glance at the map of the world shows that nearly three-fourth of the water snrC.ee of the earth i in the Southern hemisphere. When we remem ber that the Southern ocean are much deeper t.ian the Northern, we can form some idea'of the vast preponderance of water in the Southern bem- , T l.!a. .-.!-.. Sf I Jli-llia, flll ISpnCre, WHICH, .M.t..iuujt w -. ..aaaaa..a, a been increasing ever since the last Deluge, estab lishing a temporary eqnilibrinm. As soon a the ire cap is broken the water will rush hack to tho Northern hemisphere, and will overwbelm.islands and continent in their flow. New oceans will be formed in the Northern hemisphere, ami new con tinent will rise in the Southern. The most com forting part of this theory U that, according to M. Adhemer, we still have 6,300 year nf grace be fnn. the .leluire overtakes ns. in which we ran jret readv nor " ark," and make preparation fir sav- ing a fragment of the : a the race from unirmciifln. . Till. Bibliography of the Dakota language, ac cording to Trabner's literary Keanrd,' embraces 36 distinct works, including ,ono newspaper. There are HflCO word in the language, while it is nw! by only 15.000. Simix, aud of these the small proportion who are able to read aud writ nsetbe Dakota vocabulary chiefly as stepping stone to learn English. Tl literature of the lan guags tkaa forebodes its own extinction. BbjUXGA, in his new Almanac, says :, "Prudes are-coqsattes gone to.seed." fFmrn lit rntpfo Mirf-.) THE aV.tn.r LETTERS. Mr. afafc- at I be !tw Yark Denorrnlie .Stair CoavratioB Tke Part .Hr. TwWd ImIi ia it Haw lhe aPaapeia were YV.rbr-, aad wha Worki-I !.. CosFKMtrr X Koaiis, X Koaiis, ) Kentccky.) :t..Iier H, IcTl. ) lUICn IS IX THE TATE OF UK Oct.i I am in the sere and vallcr leaf, and her seen rum-It nv politics, but never in my life did I ever see a coutrnslinn so bootifully liianagKil ez tho late Dimncratie Coureushun at Rochester. Nno York. I whz thrr bv spcshel invita.-hen nv mv old friend, IVunis (VShanghnrssv, nv the fith Ward. Nno York, who, sence I left the IUrp nv Erin 'Sloon, hez impnrt rd w onderfiilly in a world ly pint uv liew. He wuz then a hisl-earrier bv profeshnn, and a rrpeeter by practice. He attrac ted the attenshnn uv Mr.Twetsl.bv his zeal in vnt- Jn and his bravery in nockiu down omHislshen vot ers, ami wm nv coarse rewarded, lie is now As sistant Insnecter nv Musket Triggers nv the Ninth Regimental Armory, at a satirv uv$:inO per month; Skool Iniccter in the SixthViinl. at a salarv nv $400pcrn.oiith; and Thirtr-Jjerond Assistant Law Adviser to the coinuiishuii for cniidcsnuin private property, for street and sirh, at a salarv nv ftJOOO jier year; besides wich, he hcz a tenth interest in the ciiutrack fur keepin the glass In repair nv the two hack winders uv two Ariunries, out nv wich he made SllMKX) in the tirst sit months. He wnz to hev lied the rnutrack for the two front winders in addishnn, but the raid the pcrple made onto the King hnstcd that. He h.-z, however, in vested largely in city hits, and nejrs kid gloves, and a diuiimd ez big ez a P'Ucii stone. Dennis sed tli.it efthsinfenial Anifrik-'is and (Itnn.ins kin Ik- lieat down, and the eo::trlc nv Xixi York left with the Irih. wher it lielongs, he will be toler ably well ntf iu a year or two. Dennis Win uv ennsckenre in the p.irtr, wnz, nv coarse, in the private counsels uv the' managers uv the State Conveu-dimi. He and Tweed, Swee ny. Conolly, Mayor Hall, Reiser, Oan in, and the entire coiivocj-.hen, wuz at Kochester, tin. nobody knowed it. They went iu a speshid private car, and hed-pnvte rooms at the CMmrne Honsr. with a telegraph wire nuinin directly tn the Hall into wich the Coiiveiishun wuz hohU It wuz the must impressive scene I ever witnevt; one wich these old eyes will prohly never look ut agin. Thcr in a esy cheer sot one man direetin the dehbera shens nv a Convenshun u v the grate State uv Noo .York one brain thinkin fnra thousand oueliand gidin a thousand. HedirecteiltheCmiveuiento t'hec'r when Seymour's name wuz a:iununt ez a delegate, and they rhcered he directed em to re ject ths Tammany delegashen from the city, aud they wnz rejected he directed em to do every thing that mizilnne, and they did it. "My grate sir," sed I, in .iitonihinent at tho power he weelded, "why don't yo go over to the Hall and direct the Conenhuut" "My gentle sir," retorted he, with a bland smile, ez he dictated a message direetin nv the Com en shun to cheer when tho rcjcrdinn uv the Tamma ny delegates wnz announced, "my dear sir, I AH THKlil Tiler's a hundred uv my 'throats a shout in this luinit ther's a hundred uv my hats a gniu up to the ceilin this luinit ther's two hundred uv my hiiuls a clappiu vociferously nt this minit. Ther's a grate many nv mo in th "it hall." Afler the ailjummrn't uv tlm ('oineii.-liun fur dinner, the Cheenuau nv the Committee on Heso liMishens came into the room to submit the reso lmihrii they lied prepared, that they mite be shoor they wood meet Mr. Tweed's ijis?s. Tho grate man red em attentively, and handed. uy em back. "They won't do," sed he. sentensliusly. "In wat respeck are they butty!" askt the Checrman, obsequiously. " Wnndent it lie well ennff," sol Tweed, with a smile still more bland than the first, " woodent it lie well eunff to put in a resulnoshcii deiioiiueiu corrnpshen, ill general terms, nv enarse, speeifyin pnrtikelerly, however, the eswshel corrnpshen uv thnNashuel (.overmen t, and that uv States wich is under Uadikat cunt role, t" Tho sublimity uv sich a sejestinn coiniu' from Tweed, struck the cheenuau all uv a heap. "Certainly, I will, efyuo wish it," Bed he; "but I sposed that is, my Ui-c wnz in a general way, yno know, that the least sed alsmt comilwhrii, in view nv well, I am jist now linldiu "a place wich pays sntlun like ten thon but never mind, it shel be done." " Then, agiu," seil Tweisl, siuilin still blander, and with the faintest sejestioii uv a wink in his left eve, " I woood sejest that yno pledge the Dim ocratic party to a honest nnd economical expend! tooruv the public funds!"' The Cheennan turned pale" with suqirise, lrat he coincided. Everybody coincides with Twesd. "And while yoo are at it," coutiuyood the grato cheeflain with a smile, the blaudnis uv wich can't be described, "yoo lied better put in a resnlooshon denonnsiu the profligacy nv the management uy matters in Noo York City, but makin It, miud yoo, ez the legitimate reeult nv Kadikal legistasjien four veers ago. Draw up this rcsolooshcn so ez to make it plain that its me yoor drivin at,' with out exactly namin me." "Why, wat shel we-" "Don't go on, iny frond," d Tweed, smilin a smile wich for blaudnis excelled the most delishns Joon moniin ; "its much lictter to he v the rnrru n shen deuonnst by us than by the enemy, partikel erly ez we know more definitely nlsint it. And 1 wood seiest that ywi hev n resolooshen. boldly challenpn a comparison lietween the Kepublikm and Dimocratic adminhtrasliun nvthe State and City Governicnt, and (here he smiled with blaudnis wich wnz heavenly, ez he fingered a most gigantic diiiwnd on the little finger uv his left hand, and sipped a glass uv shamjiane) any little thing wich yoo kin throw in ez t the necessity nv a return to the simplicity nv our Puritan fa thers, svraid Ihj welt." The Cheermau wnz too affected to say a word, but he made thn necessary notes, aud castin one look uy astonishment at tho grateness nv his cheef, who sat there smilin blandly, retired from the presence. Bnt the grate mau's work wnz not yit done. Ho proaiptly telegraft every prominent Dimocratio editor and pnlitUlm in the State to denounce him in the bitterest terms; and then tellin the Con veiinbnn who to nominate and wat else to do, went home. Thcr is a grateness and a granduro in this roan wich I can't sufflshently admire. Some men wood be so nnfled nn with the nosiK-diun nv the twen ty-five million wich he be made, ez to insist up on a endorsement by the party throo wich ho made it, but not so with Tweeih Ther aint no vanity abont him. long ez he hez the controls nv the party, he don't care a cent whether ne ts publicly recognized or not. Ez he reroarkt to me, "ef the way to my continnashen in power is In dennnsiashen nv me, very good, denounce me. I kin stand it. I aint the first man who, to git on, hez trampled overthe dead Imdy nv his own rep ntashen. I'd jist ez soon pull th- wire behind tho curtain ez to manipulate the puppet in ftont nr it. I aint a coin to let personal vanity stand ii' the way nv the grand success I'm bopin for next, yeer. I'm & rather heavy load for the party to carry jist now, and I'm gin to relecvo em till after the Presidenshl elecshnu.' Then I saw wat motive wnz aetonat in the Amer ikin Napoleon, snd I wnz agin lost in wonder. Whoever the Dimocratic nominee is, he will sim ply be a shssUler, nv wich Tweed will be the sub irtance. Tweed will be the power behind tha Anu UY be- 1.:.-? Mm' Think nr Tweed makin Colleeter. and AsMMera, and Postmaster, ami all nv era be in responsible solely to him! Ef he hez made ur hisself a Cnrwf, and his trend likewise, out nv the revenoo at one city, wat will he do when be bez the nsakeo to bleed! I shel to-wnast cultivate plesant rdashens with Twed. PeiBOUtcx V. Xasbt. P. M (Which wnz Postmaster.) isi It is not generally known that John 1Y. the fonndeof Methodism, nearly one hundred and forty years ago was the t.m'TJ2 tbeCtereh of EnglandfavannaluOeorgLa, Md really the foBaderof what is now Christ Chnrch, k-wm cannot be sneil without tho hnsband, unless hoi dead in the law ; and law isenongh to be the death of any gaa. Tux world" Ulik'treadmill which tnniain-' ceaaontly and leaves no choice but to, sink or. climb. '- -,a. ,.