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i?r GEORGE W. HARLOW,
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EDITOR .y 1'JWrillETOK
T E 1211 S.
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Improvement of the Mississippi.-
We are rejoiced to see that two of our
representatives, Messrs Thompson and
Davis, have taken active measure-3 for
securing the opening of Passes Manchae
and Iberville from the Mississippi to
Lake Pontchartrain. These Passes, it
will be remembered, were closed by
Oenl. Jackson during the last war to
prevent the British getting into the iiver
thro' them. Since that time they have
gradually become more ar.J more ob
structed by drift wood and sediment
until now they are nearly totally closed.
The benefit of opening this Pass will
be two-fold. In the first place, it will
lessen nearly one half the delay and
xpense of getting supplies to the Navy
yards at Mobile and Pensacoln, as the
passage from the great markets of the
west would be shortened more than a
hundred miles; and in the next place, it
would at once reclaim the vast bottoms
of the Mississippi, and thus pour mil
i lions into the National Treasury, by the
increased value of the public lands in
From the out-lei of this Pa?s on the
Mississippi, it is only nine miles to the
level of the Ocean. Yet the waters,
instead of being permitted to Sow ofTin
this natural out-let, are darned nut, and
forced to seek the Ocean by New Or
leans, near 200 miles farther.
This simple fact shows at once how
the vast bottoms of the Mississippi may
Nine miles from the ocean, with a suf
ficient passage, the water never could
rise more than a few feet above the
tide-water level; and to secure this level,
at a point thus some 200 miles above its
present disemboguement, it may be
mathematically demonstrated, would
keep the waters from rising out of the
banks for a distance far above this place,
in any freshets ever known.
Shocking Occurrence at the Ma
ryland Hospital. About 7 o'clock
yesterday morning, as one of the keep
ers of the establishment was entering
the room of a negro man named Mi
chael McIIurd, in the basement of the
building, the negro rushed past him
for the purpose, as it was thought, of
making his escape. The keeper imme
diately called for help, and was soon
joined by another person, when the ne
gro seized an article in the room and
struck the person in the face, with which
one of his arms wns severely cut. He
then broke off a portion of his bed-steid,
and escaping from the room ascended in
to the second story, where he met one of
the patients, Mr. J. W. Higgins.of Tal
bot county, whom he struck a blow with
the club on the hack part of the head, with
uch violence as to cause his death in
stantly. Siill pursuing his course the in
furiated man met another inmate named
Samuel Liw, who was at work in the
passage, and who also received a violent
blow on the head which caused his death
in a short time. He then escaped to the
yard.where he was secured by the keep
ers, a negro man having caught him by
the clothes with a hay fork which he pick
ed up. It is supposed that he waslabor
ing under a strong fit of madness at the
time. Dr. Fisher, the regular physi
. cian at the Hospital, rendered all the aid
that could be given. Bolt. American.
A western railroad company adverti
ses that all ned will be at the risk of
From the N. Y. Illustrated Magazine. I
A TALE OF THE REVOLUTION.
About a quarter of a mile from Colly
bark Point, on a beautiful little knoll,
stood, in the time of the Revolution, a
neat and pretty (for in those days it was
very pretty) American farm-house, wNlch
was inhabited by an old native whom wu
fhall call Adam Warren, his "belter
moiety," and two lovely (laughters, just
budding into womanhood. From the
piazza of the house a view of the sur
rounding country was beautiful. The
majestic Hudson, a short distance from
the doorway, the Highlands, and the tall
trees, with their rich foliage, made it a
s?ene almost enchanting. The quiet
and peace of good old farmers were not
disturbed in those days by the noise of
steamboats and other river crafts ; a holy
calm pervaded all around, and nature
v intoxicated with her own
Close by the kitchen door of the
farm-house wa3 a well, which was said
to he over a hundred feet deep, at the
bottom of which olJ gossips shrewdly
hinted that 'lots of cold' was buried to
prevent its petting into the hands of the
British and Hessians. Ad.un Warren's
house was two stoiies high, very large
and commodious, with plenty of room
lor his family, and. more to spare "for
company." In those days printers and
carpenters were not ..so plenty as thev
ate now, you probably Know, gentle rea-1
der.and therefore Adam Warren was ore-1
vented from having the external appear-!
ance of his house looking just as he
wanted it for he was a man of very
great taste, and rather upper ten thou-;
sandish in his views.
It was the close of the last dav of
1785, that ourstory commences. It had
been a lovely day, and ihe departing rays
of the sun shed a rich lustre on the -sur-j
rounding scenery, which made it more
picturesque and beautiful than ever.
Adam had just finished his supper, when
the news arrived that an intimate friend
of his had fallen from a tree, broken!
both his lees, and was not expected to
survive, it was a distance ol over ten
miles, and although Adam had been hard
at work all day in the field, he resolved
to, set off immediately. After seeing
that everything was safe and secure in
the house, for Adam Warren was a man
pretty well to do in the world, he had
"Bh-rk Bess" saddled for the ride. He
had frequently cone away and left his
family alone before, although those were
dangerous times to do so,and as thev had
never been molested, he felt no fear this ! lovely girl, when she savr the next mo
t's me. as thev seemed nerfectlv willing ' ment her mother stretrlud a corpse al
to stay alone, and exerted themselves
considerably to gel him ofT.
"Mind. Martha, keep the house well
fastened," said Adam to his wife, as he
mounted his horse, "1 have the rifles
wgll loaded in the jrarret, and you will
find plenty of powder and shot m the
iron chest if you want it. I will bn
back by ten to-morrow Oood bye!" and
as he said this, he dashed his'spurs into
his horse's sides, and was soon nut of
the lane into the road. His wife and
daughters watched him from the piazza
until he was out of Hjjhl, and the noise
of his horse's hoofs had died away.
"The Hessians will have to be pretty
cute to get our new hats this time, wont
they Eliza?" said Mrs Warren to her
eldest daughter as they were seated a
round the sewing table in the evening.
"Indeed they will," vas the brief
"How is that?" asked Edith, the
youngest, who was very busily en
gaged at sewing something similar to
"Why, molheHias buried them!"
"Buried them? that's quite a joke,
ha! ha! you don't mean it?" asked Edith,
laughing until tears started in her beau
tiful bine eyes.
"I do mean if, and what s more, I
mean that no one will know where they
are but ourselves," replied Eliza.
"I think myself it's a famous idea,"
said Mrs. Warren "People bury mon
ey ; why cannot we bury our hats !"
"Hark!" exclaimed Eliza, suddenly
starting up, "I thought I heard a voice
under the window!"
Immediately all were silent as death.
Edithdropped her work, and Mrs. War
ren followed her example. They were
still as possible for at least ten minutes,
but not a sound was audible. "Oh,
pshaw! fhe'b trying to frighten us!" ex
claimed Edith, tired with listening.
KOSCiVSKO; MI.; TMIVKSSKIW JV.YI2 tS,
"Or else it's the wind she heard,'
said Mrs. Warren, luo'ng surreptitious
IV over lier specs
'I am positive it wa a human voice!'
sakl Eliza, i
I I !l I1.llt;tl0ii1 .'nil niA .
; ui-.uc t'1'"-) "-!
vous, replied Mrs. V arreu, resuming
'Well, I might havi' been mistaken,
but it sounded very much like the voice
of a man." J
"Hist, did you hcarthat the report
of a rifle?" said Edithj
"And now another wider
dow," said Eliza. ;
".You aro right this time," said Mrs.
W alien, "I fftard a vfiee and footstep,
"Hark! bar!; ! don't whisper!"
'They nre walking on t;;c piazza, I
'Hist! Imt! 'tis the company of
lorairine Hessians said Mrs. Warren'
in a low voice. " he doors and win- j
dows are veil barred and bolted down ;
stairs, girls, and let's look after the ri- j
lies in die garret.'
In a moment ihc mother and her two!
! children hail ascended the stairs, and
were in ti e garret, or as ii was termed
by Adam, ihe 'Cun Room.'
' "Four rilles well loaded, and plenty
! of amunition, giils, so we cau give ihcm
! ss good as they send, said Mrs. War-'i
: ren, closing the room door.
! "That wu cvn," exclaimed the cirl?;
and each one tonk. a rdle from the corner
"Hark! hear that! thi-v are trvuiir-to
force the door, whispered Lalitli.
j 'Open the window cautiously, Eliza,'
said Mrs. Warren, 'and
them a taste ot our quality
i he words were scarcely out ol her
j mouth, when crack! crack! crack! went
i the three rilles.
'Ha! ha!' shouted the leader of the!
party below,' we have them now.
Three fair faces, or mv eyes deceive
line - Something more than we expec-
ted by Jove! we must work hard for:
The report of another rifle was at
hf.t instant heiuu, ud ilw gallant, leader
ou mo ohm. ,
'Quick! quick! Edith, exclaimed Mrs.
Warren, re-load the riflei, or they will
be too much for UiV
'You are almost exhausted, mother,'
replied Eililh, handing her a loaded,
rille; 'let me take your ph-ee for a while.'
'No, no; keep out of danger, girl; I
j am prepared fi
Oh Oort, that shriek! ,'iow wild and
terrible, ns it burst from the lips of the
i . .
her feel! A rifle ball had penetra -
ted her forehead, and sunk deep into her
'Lel's hold out no longer,' said Eliza,
as she stod weeping over her dead
mother. 'There is no U5e, and now she
is dead, what have we to live fur?
'Courage, sister, courage!' replied
Edith, taking up the ride used by her
parent, and rushing once more lo ihe
window. 'This fhall avenge her death.''
'Be merry, boys, be merry!' shouted
the present leader of the party, 'we have
settled the account of one of them, and
two others cannot stand it much longer.'
The report of a rifle was heard from
the window, and anoiher Hessian bit the
dust. 1Iark there coes anoiher, and
anoiher, and another Each one carries
death with it.
'Damnation.' shouted cne of the Hes
sians, 'this is paying dearly for a little
bootv: seven killed and not li in r pained
yet. Come boys, let s see if we cannot
get alittle rest. The other party will be
along in the morning, and then we shall
have them without anV trouble.'
' - -
Agreed,' chimed in the other two,
and the trio took up their quarters for
the night on the piazza.
The sun rose mild and beautiful nexl
mornincr. the birds carolled forth their
gay notes as merrily as ever; but there ;
seemed to be a stillness about the old j amazing hard to get ner. one is a per
centage a mournful stillness that spoke ; feet she devil in petticoats. The way
of death and sorrow
Lonsr before the hour of fen arrived,
(the time that Adam was to' come back,)
Eliza and Edith were planning how j worth jicttin"!
they could best get away and inform! He had lordly spoken the words be
him of the danger that awaited him if j fore Adam had recovered from the ef
he approached the house. ! feet of ihe blow, was on his feet, and
"After all, Eliza," said Ediih, "re-1 had his hands grasped tighlly round the
some our old position, and guard him ruffian's neck.
from their attacks as best we can. If we "Let go your hold, old man, or I'll
attempt to escape from the houso we strike you hard, I tell ye."
certainly shall be detected, then all hope Ashe epokc the other ruffian raised
is lost for him!" the butt of Lid rifle in the air, and the
"You are right, you ore right, sister,"
replied Eliza, clnjging fondly around
Edith's neck, "and may Cod bless you
for a kind noble girl!"
Hark! what sound approaches! 'Tis
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ioe trampling oi norses noois. A mo
, ment, and 'Black Hess' turns the ancle
of the road, with the gallant rider.
'Throw these dead bodies into the
bushes, Ned; quick, or the old chap will
be there before you. Dead men tell
no tales, but thev had better 1m nut
i of sight."
i "It shall Le done, captain,1' and a
' sTirlr! r1n,kli,' Culn f,,H.. 11. -.1 C
the stoop to execute the order.
made I ses on old .Bob's head!
! me bloodv all r.vpr?"
"Black Dess" with her rider soon
approached the house. On seeing the
j three men on the stoop, dressed as lies-
sians, Adam began to suspect all was
not rn? it. but sooner than exhibit the
least particle of fear, he rodo up to the
old walnut tree in front of the house
and dismounted. The old man was
without even a pistol, and seeing that
the three men were well provided with
' fire-arms he concluded to treat them
friendly, and act as unconcerned as pos-j
i sible. j
"Fine morning, major," said the one
, nearest the door, as he came up the stoop.
"Avery line morning, indeed, re -
' 'We have travelled considerable since
daybreak, and have U.ken the liberiy to
: rest awhile on your stoop suppose
1 you have no objections:
"None at all gentlemen,
"won't vou walk in with
me and take
"All is lost!" exclaimed Eliza as
she heard her father's invitation to
"Not yet," replied Edith, running to
! the head of the stairs with the rifles;
! 'we an; now equally matched. Nerve
" ;urself, and we shall soon triumph?'
'1 have a terrible fort boding, Edith,
that one of us will die this morning.'
"Hush! hush! you are nervous, 1 am
pure you mo. Tltey an? . Irt the house
now. Hark! some cfhe knocks at the
stair door. There is a scuffle below
may be they are murdering him hark.'
that knock again, 'tis his, and he has
escaped! Open it quick; open it, Eliza,
while I stand here with this good rifle!"
The door opens, but instead of her
' faiher it is the present leader of the
counterfeit Hessians, dressed in his
doilies. In a moment Eliza discovered
: that she had been deceived and started
back with a hound and endeavored to
gain the top of the stairway.
; "Hold, not quite so last, my pretty
! one, 1 must taste the nectar of those
I pretty lips before you go. You have
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done considerable mischicl, and
must now in a measure repay it!"
so savinnr the ruffian would have
j ted her lips with a touch of his, had she
; not, with one superhuman effort, torn
j herself from him.
"Stand back, you fiend or" the
i words' were scarcely out of her mouth
, before a ball from the rifle of Edith had
I entered his brain, and he fell senseless
! at her feet.
j At the report of the rifle the old man
burst away from the hold of the two
! ruffians, for they had endeavored to
bind him to a post in the room, and
seeing his child belore nrm lie rusiicu
toward her; but before he reached the
slairs a blow from behind made him
reel and stagger to ihe floor.
They have killed him! quick Ldith,
1 1 , . ,
j they have killed hum exclaimed idiza,
j on seeing her father fall,
"It is too late now my beauty," said
one of the ruffians as he caught hold of
the bosom of her dress and tore it open.
"It is too late now, you have done us
enough injury, and by my good name,
we'll make you pay for it. Hasn't she
rosy lips Bill? I'll" take her, and you
can have the other, but will have to fight
she popped over ihe old commodore was j
a caution to nil laud sharks, now I tell I
jye! (iood girl, though, good girl, snd
next moment the blood spirted from a
broad wound in the old man's forehead,
and he fell backward to the floor.
And you take that," said he, stri
king Eliza a blow with his fist, "and
see if you can't keep your jaw tight for
The fair young girl reeled and fell
behind her father without uttering a syl
lable. As she fell he uttered a deep
groan he was dying.
'Now for the one up stairs, and we
are safe," said the ruffian, motioning
his comrade to follow.
Edith had but one rifle loaded, and
a3 she saw them approach she duier
rnined to do the most with it.
'Stand bark!" sb exclaimpil. "I will
shoot the first that comes near."
Her courage and determination made
the two ruffians shrink lor a moment
"She is only a woman, Bill," said the
Hut she has the very devil in her
eye, I tell ye.'
"You are not afraid are you? coruo
Edith's mind was made up she fired.
and he fell with a terrible yell, dead at
his comrade's feet.
"You have killed him. but not me!"
shouted the fellow, jumping forward and
; grasping her hand. "1 have all your
J gold they are both dead down stairs,
you have now cot to follow them. But
stop if you say you will freely become
my wife you shall lire I like your
face, and I think we could agree pretty
well. Which do you prefer what eay
vou? Sneak quickly, I'll have "Do de
lay." 'Sooner than wed a wretch like thee,
I would prefer to die upon the rack,
replied Edith in a clear calm voice.
'You are answered, now do with me as
You had better think a moment lon
ger my blossom.'
You have my answer already.'
Well, since you are so ugly about it
you shall be gratified. After accom
plishing my purpose you 6hall die by
side of those down stairs; so come along
my blossom,' and he caught her in his
arms, and polluted her lips with a kiss.
He had hardly done so, however, be
fore a well directed blow from behind
sent him reeling to the corner of the
room. In an instant, Edith had recov
ered herself, and looking up she ex
claimed "Saved! saved! saved!" and
fell prostrate at the feet of a young A-
j merican officer.
Secure that man,' said he to the sol
diers at his side, 'and he shall be made
to pay dearly for this morning's work.
We were right in suspecting that some
foul play was going on here.''
Edith followed the young officer down
stairs, and was surprised to find that
Eliza was recovered from the blow, and
kneeling by the side of her dying father.
In an instant Edith was there also.
The young officer offered his assistance,
but it was of no avail. The spirit of
the old man was soon lo return to the
God who gave it. With great effort he
was raised partly up by his own request,
and taking hold of the hands of Eliza
and Edith, he faintly articulated, Bles
sings on ' the last words died away in
his throat, and he sank back in Edith's
Five months from that day America
and England were at peace, and one
year after that Edith Warren was the
happy wife of Edward Little, the gallant
young officer. Eliza never married, but
lived with her 6ister till the day of her
death. Where once stood the old farm
house of Adam Warren, there is now
erected a large and elegant mansion,
owned by a wealthy merchant of this
The Washington correspondent of the
Charleston Courier states positively that
the President is about to recommend to
Congress a law authorizing the appoint
ment of two more Brigadier Generals.
Now there can be but one Major General
and two Brigadiers. The Generals, bo
abundant in the army, are mere Brevets,
or Generals by courtesy. The whole
country will be rejoiced if some means
are contrived for giving promotion to Gen
Taylor. Mobile Jlegister.
Go to strangers for Charity, to ac
quaintances for advice, and to relatives
for nothing, and you will always have a
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