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THE ROO.VS LICK TIMES.
JAMES K. BENSON & CLARK II. GREEN,
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eonrenitint aorjniinlnncfi.
THE INQUIRY.
Tell ino, ye winged winds,
That round my pathway roar,
Do ye not know homo spot
Where mortals weep no more?
tonic lone and plvtsunt doll,
Some valley in the west,
Where, free from toil and pain,
The weary eoulmay ret7
Th loud wind dwindled to a whisperlow,
And sighed for pity us it answered "No!''
Ttll me, thou mighty deep,
Whose billows round mo play,
. Know'm thou some favored pot,
Some inland fur away, '
Where weary man may find
1 he bliss for which he sighs.
Where sorrow never lives.
And friendship never dies?
The loud waves rolled in perpetual flow,
flopped for a while, and sighed, to answer "No !"
And thou, Bcrer.est moon,
Tiiat with such holy face,
Dost look upon iho earth
Asleep in niglu's embrace.
Tell me, in ail thy round,
Ilust thou not teen some spot,
Where miserable man,
Miyht find a happier lot.
Behind a cloud the moon withdrew in wo,
And a voice sweet, but sad, responded "No!"
Tell mo my iecrct soul,
Oh! tell me, Hope and Faith,
Is there no resting place
From sorrow tin and death ;
la there no happy spot
Where mortals maybe blesa'd,
Where grief may find a balm,
And weariness a rest!
Faith, Hop c and love, best boons to mortal given,
Wav'd their bright wings, and whispered, "Yes
iti Heaven."
From Ihe New World.
. The Gold Chain.
A FASSAQE IS THE LIFE OF LAF1TTE.
SY JAMES BESS.
chapter 1 The Pirate's Home.
The Island of Earralariais associated in htsto-
rv with the naive of Lafute. It was the scone ol
many of his murders, and the rendezvous for his
desperate crew and their wonderful chief. It wos
also llie mart for the stile of negroes, who he had
kidnapped from plantations, or wrested from slave
ships by the stro.ig nrm ol power. Its distance
fro.ii New Oikons is about fifty miles, which gave
to L.ifittn numerous facilities, not only for the
purposes of trade, but the menus, in case of dan
ger, of escape. From thta point hi directed h's
men, it was here lie issued his orders which carded
death and desti action with them, mid here he or
ganized his plans and disciplined his numerous
spies. Not a vessel ever left the levee of New
Orleans but was subject to the closest scrutiny of
his emissaries, who ever bold and trustworthy
seldom, if ever, failed in their means of obtain
ingiulormation. Itissaid, and from the writer's
knowledge justly too, thai there are those still
living- who amassed lordly wealth thro vdi the
agency of Lafitl"; they are pointed out to the siran
gar as they roll ihrjugh the streets of S:v: Oi lean s
in their splendid equipts. aitendo.1 by their liv
cred slaves, curing little for the way in which it
whs obtained "or the quantity of iur.oeont blood
shed in its realization! It will be remembcied
by many, that durinar tho years 1S10-U and 12,
a number of vessels were niissintr, particularly
those whhh sailed richly ladtn from New Orleans
and iho West India Islmids, over whose dark mid
fearful fntc many a tale of blood has been told
ihese tales have been accompanied with the report
of tho bright red banner being seen on the high
sc??, Btid were not without their foundation in
truth.
The loss of a vessel and its cargo, would have
been but little thought of by men whose active
commercial puisuits and wild speculations have
taught them to bear nobly up ogainst reverses, but
when lo such losses was added that of human
life, was o matter for more serious cons deration;
nor was the government idle in its attempts to
aubdue tins scourge of the sea, but as it is we) I
known, the desperate character of Lafiite, hi-
genius, tact, and local advantages, kept his eno
miesat bay, and, on occasion when brought near,
lv into contact, laughed at them. To show his
recklessness and totul disregard- of law and its
authority, when Governor Claiborne of Louisiana
offered a reward of five hundred dollars for the
Pirate's head, that bold bucanier in his turn ol.
fercd a thousand for that of the Governor, and ihesi
ulacards offering such a reward weie actually
posted up throughout tho city of New Orleans.
Such was the man wno was jus-.iy caneu me "ler
ror of the ocean."
chapteb II Tho Boarding House.
Boarding houses in New Orleans ore conducted
upon principles differing materially from ihoso of
other cities in the Union. This arises as niw h
from tho fact of tha landlady' assuming tho char-
actor of a mother to her boarders, us uat of a
nurse, and in many cases physicians: to such kind
neis and otteniion has many a stranger been in
tlebted for his life when tho fearful scourge which
annually visits that city makes its appearance.
Hence it is that in largo boarding houses theie ex
isle a sympathy of feeling which is every wav cal
eulated to make one at heme, though he be anion"
Strangers. They aeem as it were united in one
ON
"ERROR
Vo I. 1.
vast fnmily, and in tha vanos amusements in
which the boarders indulge, tho good landlady
and her children are not overlooked bulls, par.
lies, soirees, and the theatres, in all of which the
lelative position of each in tho ereat scale ol so.
ciety are sunk, and all are considered equal.
Many keepers of hoarding houses are, however,
of tho most respcctablo character, and of course
it is of such weepeak. widows oi eminent men
have been known lo tesort to th:s mod-i of sup.
norliinr themselves and families; the extravagance
of the husband bavins left tho wife destitute of
every thing but pride and high notions, which as I
take it are the poorest kind ol legacies, uunru-
tig houses being looked upon as respectable,
when respectable people keep them, pride loses
nolhinc in rcsoitins lo such means to support its
dignity, and the moio ignoble purpose of putting
bread into the mouths ol us voiarie.s. .Many keep.
ers of boarding houses in New Orleans have
inndo fortunes and retiied. Tho widow and
daughter of the Into General W , kepi a
boaiding house in Canal street in that city for ma
ny years.
In the year 1811, the house of Mis. Davidge, n
widow lady originally from Baltimore, was the
centre of atraclion to tho young men of New Or.
leans, and strangers who visit il in tho heuthy
season. Uuring the winter it was crowaeu, largo
parties were frequently given by her boarders,
and the lighted hall resounded to merry music,
while the ioyish langh of u any a happy heart.
awoke the echo of the noiseless streets. Much
of the attractive power of Mrs. Davidge's house
might have been, and peilinps very justly, attrib
uted In her charming daughter. Amelia was in
the eighteenth year of her age. Sho was poeti.
cally and truly beautiful; her beauty was of that
kind the best calculated lor a .Southern clnnc,
und for Southerners to admire her; her fkin was
pearly white, her eyes dark and flashing, her hair
like the raven's, which, floating o'er her lovely
neck lit for a sculptor's model, seemed as if na.
lure had set it up as a standard of perfection.
She was beautiful, and possessed withal a mind
every way worthy so pure, holy, and classic a tcm.
pie. fhe seemed indeed, as the poet happily ex
presses it,
"A beauteous ripple of tho brilliant stream;"
her Southern life, short as it was, for her mother
had only resided in New Orleans some eight or
nine years, apppeared as a dream. The bright
moonlight of the clime had made her romantic.
The flashing eyes of the Creoles, and tho light,
some noies of flattery, had warmed her heart into
a coquette. Coquettes arc not always cold. She
was a creature of fancy; her actions were the im.
pulses of tho moment; hence thoughts anil words
flowed on like the mountain torrent, fearless alike
of rocks or their consequences. About the period
of which we are speaking, and while her mother
was making arrangements to return to her native
city, to live upon the fruits of her industry, Ame
lia had two suitors; one was a Spanish youlh of
noble lamily, rich in his own right, and her to the
title and estates of his ancestr-pf 'Adolphus Fer
nander came to New Orleans on a visit, boarding
with Mrs. Davidge, and as might have bean ex
pected, fell in love with the daughter. The other
was a dark, mysterious man, who called himself
Gomez, Me was a man ol Herculean proportions,
and apparently about forty years of age; his fea
tures were not what might be termed ugly, but
were of a peculiar formation, having more of the
filling up of the bravo, than die simple outlines of
iionesty nuout them; Ins conduct was strar.ge, al
though his manners were those of a gentleman;
tlio mistery that surrounded him was fearful; his
appearance always created unpleasant sensations,
as if he possessed the fabled "Evil Eye;" he was
wealthy and liberal, and if a suspicion was created
to day against him, it was dispelled on tho mor
row, for ho was frequently seen in company with
the most popular men of the city. Mis. Davidge
having arranged hor business had fixed upon a
time to start. Now it was that Amelia found it
necessary to decide between her two lovers, the
young Spaniard, Adolphus, or the dark Gomez.
"Say, dearest Amelia, will you be mine? ' whis
pered the first while he stood beside the object of
his affections on the balcony of her mother's house.
'.sav; dearest, will you be mine, nnd on the winrs
of love 1 will follow you lo your new home.
You know 1 must return to bpam and then
rorget me.
"Never," exclaimed the impassioned youth.
'Oh, Amelia, if you knew hew mu h 1 love you,
f you could feel the pangs which hope and fear
im'o inflicted upon this heart, fuar of losing you,
t he wotd forget would njvei have esc.io.J these
Thero was a pauso. Silence reigned; tho silvery
moon sailed on the breeze swppt down the street
it was a lovely night, the hands ol the I,, vers
were clasped in each others. The maiden sighed
her late was se.ileJ.
"Wear this dearest for thy AcRlnhus sake,"
and he piaced upon her neck a costly chain of
gold.
She stood alone, her thoughts bright and glow
; she loved and was beloved; the nb'ht air fan
ned her burning cheek; sho was happy.
"Moments there are, and this was unc,
Snatch'd like a minute's gleam of sun
Amid the black simoon's ec!iuo "
"So Miss," hissed a deep voice in her ear, "you
hnve pledged fjiih lo ihe Spaniurd, beware of ihe
r leiichniHii- bhe sturteJ, tiomcz stood besdo
her! "Look lo it, proud one, nnd remember when
on tho brO'id witters of tho ocean remember me
-Lnfiue !" She uttered a wild and fearful shriek,
which was mocked by the fiendish lrtuidi of the
Pirate, for sm h indeed he was, as he curried her
senseless into the house.
chapter. Ill Tho Departure.
On a britdit mor, .1113; in June, the levee of
New Orleans, or rather that portion of itoppo-
sito Esplanade steeet, presented a lively appear-
mice, oevfinl vessels were about to dentin
down iho Mississippi, among llie.n was 1 lie bi iy
Dolphin, bound for Hahiniorei on board of which
was Mrs. Davidge and her family. Nu iterous
friends were thero leave-ioking, as it is called;
hands were clasped, and teats were shed. "God
bless you," was uttered a hundred times, by as
aiuny different voices, but ihe soft murmur of
one voice lo the ear of Amelia "remember ine,"
was of fill others the most pleasing it was per
il eps tha most sincero. The word wns given,
and tho fleet of vessels were on their "windiin;
way." From that bright moment when nil was
joyous and happy, when the fuiure looked like
1 stainless mirror in which wus leQeeled all the
yombful ospirationa of one lovely creature
LICK
CEASES TO BE DAXUEROU8. WIIES REASON IS LEFT FREE TO COMBAT IT."
FAYETTE, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, DECEMRER 5, 18 10.
from that bright hour when iho heart of the
young Span inid beat highest, to thi peri od, the
Dolphin, its passengers, and its crew have never
been heard of; darkness rests upon their fate,
but fcarlul surmises, conohoratcd by ono chain
of evidence, create a belief, that their end was of
a nature too horrible to dwell upon.
ciiAPTEit IV Tha B.ill Room.
Twelve months after the loss of the brig D I
nhin, on a gal -a night, a ball rooai in New Or
leans, whi;re mnski'rs mot did rongre:; l'n, was
the scene of much gaiety, Tln re is not a peo
ple in tha world who enjoy tln-mseivvg more
during th'i winter season than do llie deirzens of
thai city, that portion of ilia year mme pniticu
lurly however, the time of the Carnival, is one
continued scene of excitement, and the hall rooms
nre the temples at whose shrines the gay Vnturies
of fashion delight to worship. There' tiro in
New Orleans several ballrooms of distinct and
marked chaiactcrs. Soino few are so select that
suspicion dare not enter; others arc open lo all
except the qnatroon; but the quatioun ball room
is open to oil without distinction or classifica.
lion of shades "f color, or characttr in fact, the
latter was, nt tho period of which we speak,
the most frequented. The quatroons are a dis
tinct class, yet so wild and romantic in their
attachments, so passionate, withal, that the scene
of their amusements is tho centro of attraction
lo all, nor is the complexion of their beauty less,
ened by the tincture of blood which, although
it debars their marriage with the crtole, strength
eii3 the tics of love. This portion of the history
of the place would afl'jrd us materials for a vol
time. But to our story.
Tho place to which we invite the attention of
our readers on this particular night, was what
is called the '-Quatroon Ball Room." It was,
and is lo this day, the most splendid in the place.
Youth and beauty, love and pleasure, reigned
throughout; all were happy, for all were pleased.
In a corner of the vast saloon, unknown and
unnoticed, stood Adolphus Fernandez. The
memory of the lost one, so wildly loved, had
cost a shade of sorrow over his manly brow.
He was drawn to this spot, this scene of festivity
and joy, in the vain hopa that excitement would
drown recollections, but alas !
"Through the shadowy past,
Like a tomb searcher Memory ran,
Lifting each shroud that time had cast
O'er buried hopes."
His eyes wore fixed on the waltzers, but his
thoughts were on the ocean linking in iniagina.
lion that chainlets element to the memory of her
he had loved, and whom ho now mourned. Me.
chanically his eyes followed the figure of one.
simply because there was in her every movement
grace and action; tho mask, too, was so placed
as to show more of the brunette than the qua
troon Horror ? What meets his eye, what has.
disk charm has sho about her lo cause such a
glare in those eyes he stood petrified, and for a
moment tho whole scene passed before him liko
a fabled vision what was it ?
As soon as the dance was aver, he sought tha
figute, and grasping it by the arm with nervous
power, he drew it to ono of ihe recesses. "Speak,
on your life speak the truth; if you prevaricate,
or attempt to scream death, aye, death here
amid flashing lips Sad blighter eyes, will be your
inevitable doom; this dagger I will sheathe in
your heart scream it will be your k.:ell for
eternity. I am mad crazed out one word
spnak before reason quits its scat where where
did you get that chain ,?
"Hits ctmmj
"Aye, this chain that I now grasp, and have
grasped oft before speak woman, how came
vou by it, and who are you? Not a moment's
delay."
"Hush, sir are there no listeners? this chain
is linked with the name of one it would be dan.
gerous to repeat here."
"Woman, fiend, torture me not; how came
you by this chain?"
The masker gacd around, there was no one
near ihem, the darter was tttill in the hand of
the Spaniard, and was so held as to he only seen
by herself his eyes glaivd wildly upon her with
a fearful brightness. "Draw nf tier, sir; let mo
wu:sjier in
your ear T!a3 chain belonged t i
one
"Speak what of
her toll nie her fate?"
of the pbSsengt'is and crew
"Death ihe fine
ol the ling iJnlpliiii.
"(Ira i ias Heavens, murdered, and you, who
are you, and how came this chain into yom jus
session !"
"It was a present lam the mistress of Li
fine, the Pirate of the Gulf'.!!"
"Ono groan of ungirsh, nnd ilia unfortunate
youth fell prostrate at her feet "Foil," mut
tereil a dark figure with n Strang-- mask, "'he
recognised the chain on your n'ck, it belonged
lo ono he fondly loved, poor fjol, ha! hu! ha!
But I forbid your wearing it; out of my sight;
if ho recover, nnd it is a pity ha should, we
aie lost."', was Lnitte!
The musio ceased, noiseless feet passed o'er
the floor, tho lights were extinguished-all was
hushed... Adolphus Fernandez was a corpse.'
Philadelphia, Sept. 1330.
MonUiiV Wa agree, says the Picayene,
with tho old 'ICxerciiu,' ' that modesty is u
quality that grout I y adorns a woman.' Ll.il
alHie'ed modesty, liko the following, wt cannot
bear :
A lady lately went into a store oil Chartres
street, and after (ide.iing und rigtjhng about,
she put hor eumbriu handkerchief 10 her fnee.
Hid with a tremendous menial ellorl, t.--loil
die clerk if ho had uny Aose CJitJiucrs for sale.
The gentleman being quite inorciit of the
uieunin" of tho fair customer, was rather em
barrassed, but not wishing to appear ui'.ugitli
or e-een . said lb al none of die urticltt wns on
hand, hut assn.-cd tho lady thai an invoice of u
I iro lot on the way from Franco had been re
ceived mid ihoy would soon arrive.
Why, la!' exjlnimo I lha lady, 'there th-'y
aro with clasps; il is a pair of those stoikiii'j
tighteners that 1 want,' pointing with her para
sol to a lot ef spring garters.
Pleasant Ukjunisckncks. Two children
of poor parents having been sent to a fash
ion ihlo boarding sehool by a wealthy uuole
ihus grieved over their destiny, "and this is
not ns it used to be, when we could go to
the pot und eat beans with a ladle, aud run
out of doors and leave our shoes and stock
ings behind."'
' TTME 8.
J,.Jll.llJ M
I VitJttI WERE HE!
Being Tirrc J'us.:rtr mthc IJc uf TtUt Pi Ik.
"1 wish 1 were l,c!"' stitd IVt'cr I'.dk, as l,e
srjw llie son of n ricli noit'hlioi riding " idv
by, while I'etor w as trudging on foot. I'e
tor at lliis period was about ton years ol
n;o, n piud boy, n tuloi able scliolnr, of n
Kind. v. illin;:, and ol..li.'iti deposition. IJui
I'eter could S'taro'ly look upon the superior
comforts ol iiiosr ,i-o;itid him, without snti)r
tiinex sighing that his own fortunes wort
so luini!!r
Now. ilion-ht IV w. Iiow !"iyi!'u! it
wi'ii.il lu tor tn, instr-a,
nii!es on loot to srhnol.
I of t: n L'in.j tlnv.
lo liiio p'f-nsatltlv
by on six I) n nir.rj pn'iev,
1 should not be
so m en w non i l'i.i iimi c,
i:tU (tolilil letil n 1:
rf tit deal iinnv." Willi such thoughts IV
tor's bend w;-s filled sis ha tnubrd along.
How ho shot. Id lov.-i a dear li;tlo norn',
and how he cotihl riile
it, nn 1 n thousand
other such childish fancies, until ho got
quite sad nnd altogether dissatisfied with
his lot.
"Oh, how I do wish I wero lie!'' ox'-I i i.ncrl
IV tor. At tho same moment turning
a sudden corner in the road, he tliscn eivd
the young gentleman qnte (lead. Th po
ney hail rati away with him. It had thrown
him oil', and in falling, hr h id fractured his
skull nnd produced instant deith. Snrvcv
ing this sad spectacle, IVter seriously lho"t
that ho was far better oil ns ho wns, ;iml
trudged tho remainder of his walk for that
nnd many another day without wishing fur
a ponev.
"I wish I were he!"' said Peter Polk, nsai
the nge of twenty three l:e Icli his friend
and old schoolmate, Riclwrd Jones.
They had both commenced business n!
the same lime, about three years previously
to this exrlnmation. Peter worked hard
and indel'atigably. He had a tolerable share
of custom, and this had enabled him to fur
nish two rooms in exceedingly comfortable
style against the time he miiit find a rib to
make his bones complete. Hut Richard had
far outstripped him. He had taken a whole
house, and furnished it splendidly. He was
always flush of money, and if any pat ty of
pleasure was proposed, Richard would form
one and spend his cash freely, while if Peter
went, which was very rarely, lie wr.s com
pelled to he exceedingly economical, whhdi
made' him appear very mean. Peter coul i
not make out how it was. Richard did not
seem to have so much business as he had,and
most uquestionably ho was not half so at
tentive. It chanced that Peter hid at one time a
hi'ge order to execu'.e; and requiring some
cash to complete it, he proceeded to Rich
ard, who advanced him fifty dollars on his
note. He executed the ordei,cot paid, anil
took up his hat to proceed to Richard and
pay him.
'What a lucky fellow he is," cried Peler.
Ho he able thus to serve an old school fel
low. Oh, 1 wish I were he'."'
Just as lie had uttered this exclamation a
police oliioer entered and requested Peter
to accompany him to the police oliice, sta
ting that he bad a warrant for his apprehen
sion. IVter v:a s thunderstruck. He had
done no one wrong that he was aware of.
In vain he asked upon what charge he was
arrested. The officer was silent, and thus
they proceeded together to the police. Pe
ter underwent a private examination as to
where he got a .C20 note which was proved
to be a counterfeit and traced to him. Pe
ter stilted of Richard Jones.his friend. II.'
was tiie'i more ri.'oi ously r :;n ed a t"
his connection with that individi; .!, and l.e
st ited all he l;nov, how hi had helped him.
a id how, he added, "I often wish I were
he!"
Young man," said the magistrate, be
lieve ou. You tiii.il now see the luan
wliose situation you so mucn envy.
Peler was now conducted a In re.' s. .''
and '.viti lliee; staircases to an i-"'d.:t-. h ld
ili ij; wYich contained a hev; row oi eel!-;.
T.o doors seem ing e-pc of these wereu'i
l.icke ', an. 1 Peter confronted its ten in
Itiohaid Jones. lie was niie of a u:in;j oi
foiepis, and coiife.ssfd to letv.lin;! the idem
tieal bill In l'eler whrth was traeej to iiim
IVter. as he leit the divtirv abode of ei ttue
thanked God heartily that lie was n t Rii ii
ard Jones, and returned to his humble tern-'
nientwiihmo.it heartfelt gia'.itude lor ail
ihe h!es:inus he possessed.
1 wish 1 were he," exclaimed Peter two
years after the last event. It seemed some
how or other as if Peter's experience hid
:one for nought, and he could not gri rid I
his wishings. Yet he h id peihaps more
oeeasoii to indulge ia t'.is "wish" lis it nt
anv former period. Tiie occasion i
ll is:
Peter had long beM enamored of a very
pretty, ai)d what is still bolter, of a very
good girl, but wiMfu'jow or other he did not
make much udriici'. lie was always kind
ly received atidwiiriiily welcomed, und the
yoting Lilly's pother, as well ns Iter la'h.T
and ir.ot'ner, were decidedly partial to him.
But whether it was his modesty, or tlvit l.e
believed lie was not beloved aain, certain
it is that lie had never spoken of love, ex
cept wiiu his eves, and that deli3i ous awk
wardness so otmisintj t a distntercstea
spectator that always umbarasses a modest
lover. It was thi.i'g ;t,. too, that Ann had
returned liis elum es m kind, tii.it he wa.s too
modest to perceive it, and as maidenly mod
esty could do 110 more, ali'airs were likely
to remain in this way until both parties di
ed, or what is more likely, tiil lha lady got
lired of" wailing, when.au incident ocenred
that caused llie exclamation we have written
down.
An excursion up the river was proposed,
in which music and dancing wero to be the
features, Ann nnd her brother and sever
al vouns men who visited the house were
of the party, ud Peter had nntimpated
Jeffkrsos.
IVo. 38.
much pleasure in goin', hut a job for an
excellent customer, that was to he executed
immediately prevented his atti ridanct. Ti;
billowing evening he met one of the pirs.a.s
who had enjoyed llie trip. He upoke te rms
of e-'st icy of tha beauty of Ann told how
often he had danced with her, nnd hmv !n
had given hi, ii a flower, which he prodttsed
aod kied, and s od ho would keep forever
for her sake.
Pc'.er declared that it was fa! e. lih
spirit unitMinl for him: in the meentime
he felt tint it was hue:' hut he hoped tin'
the other would resent his words tint he
.lit hive the pleasure of nvin"
hirn a
onlv
thrashing
ih'i Young man
ati'
led.
'I wisli 1 were I
is,' sighed Peter, as hr
leit toe group.
The next day 1 lis yotm;
IVtei's store, and prothi-i
ten in ii faint womani.-h-l
fellow came in
.g a letter writ
ok;!!',' hand. :ts!.-
'd him triumphant! whether he would be
lieve him then. The letter ran thus:
'DeiT .Mr. .Muggins 1 have !:et:r;l of the
remarks you made about my flovver, end !
your expressions in regard to r,iyself. 1
cannot see you alone in the day time, but i:
you will conn? this evening and clap your
bands three times under mv chamber win
dow I will endeavor lo reward you as yon
deserve. Excuse my not signing my name
lor fear of accident."
Peter was thunderstruck. It was evident
tha'. Ann loved Muggins there could be
no doubt of it. Peter sighed and felt as it
i he could do no work, and as ii' he did not
J care whether he ever worked again or not.
At an early hour he shut up his store ai;d
I wandered out in restloss spirit, determined
j to see the result of he interview.
He remembered that Ann's chamber win
dow was at the hick of the house. What
lover does not know the resting place of his
mist! e.i and in voke blessings on her hend
as the faint illumination of its window tells
him she is retiring to sleep, as he believes,
under the especial guardianship of her sis
ter angels. At the back of the house
where was situated Ann's chamber window
was a longg.nvjcn; at ihe bottom of which
was a neat arbor, and in the middle a fish
pond, which, in the moonlight, looked liken
sheet of silver. "It is very hcaliful," tho't
Peter, "but is nothing to me."
Peter ensconced himself in the arbor, and
itooiu nan an r.our aitcrwarus lie saw cau
tiously entering the garden, his rival. He
was highly elated in anticipation at his
coming happy interview,
"I wish I were lie," tighed Peter, as Mug
gins passed him ar.il advanced under the
window, "I do wish I were he," he again ex
claimed, as the three taps were given.
Instantly the window was raised, und a
voice exclaimed "Is it you"'
'Yes it is I, Muggins," was the reply.
Peter felt. a ii he-ivi n nod earth were an
nihilated and chaos was come again. When
b,! from the window came no lady, but a
sack of y.'o.w, with which the highly-scented
Mr. Mug'ins and his very best suit of dress
black were literally covered. Before he
could get the momcnto particles from his
eyes, three stout fellows issued from the
house, seized him, and hurrying him Ji
bing, plumped him head and ears into the
nsn-por.e.
'There, coxcomb, that is what vou de
serve,
to Its A
1:1 if.! a v
nil's It
1 WllIO
. Vtcr rtcc
:v.vzi a
"firms
:ttt ser
tween
time,
liinl.le.
Te
.! not wait to hold
i.hltng oi.!, like a h
t'onvcr
r wilt!
ti'in.
tail 1
;;,!,
mev;
miatr
'. suea
was ttst
t!'."iv.:hi
in m t
.t
Tetei
He
-Led
l.
' m
.as r.et lite 'cnlv
pe-s-.i'i. Ti
treaiir-c V.'"
lidteu'ot1' fig". re of t!:
itui f-x tit. 1 the : i.ib!e faei
It:
of Ann'.-; la'iiih
(oti'ii not stand
ree'e-l iil'o ihe
:-r
to such a decree that lie
ait li"
ho!,!
both
ii.; sides.
t Lor and deposited hiaiseli
m i'eter a;".
A ti.titi a! explanation ensued. M;i.T"ia
he, I
s'.iii ti ti e (lower, wliieh Ar.n La i droti-!
I and supposed ::he Iiad lost. Her bfoth-!
f-r li-iil heai -.1 the imotnlent, 1 ii lioast oi
tlie ''ii't and had determined to be revenue,!. J
U-.) . io!e the note of
hand tis much as possible
ippoinb.ier.t in a !
ike Anrs. The!
result has been told. Put ihe li other did
not stop there lie sounded Peter as to his
ullee.'ioil for his sister, ami heard, as he sup
posed, that it was unbounded. They en
tered the house together, and with sweet
eoulusion, when ihe brother remb"re.l lie
had tor:;ot something, and Ann and Peter
were left alone together, Peter stammered
in Ann's loving ears his I 'in 2 passion?.
Peter bectt'ne a liappv Lusbnnd, end nev
er since these three sullicient warnings has
he been known to wish himself any other
I ersoii than his own proper self.
UEPiitYhTt'S HEFENCE or I'Rl.NCS LOUIS
NArOLEOX.
The subjoined report of Berryer's speech, beforo
the Court of Peers, on the 00th u!t. iti hehalf of
Prince Louis Napoleon, wo ecpy from the London
Times, of the Cd iast. for who h p ip.-r it wis for
idshed liy a Tin is correspon.leTt :
Geiitictnen I have not wi if sca this trial i'h-
out havini been nenetrarpd wi'ha rainful reflection.
Is not that com, try most untori'iniiTO in nmrn so
many coiivulsioim tuke pluce in the course of o
few ycari, and create doubts on to all its institu
tions 1 How miiny changes has not a tinijle gen-
erution w'niiessed ! A republic an empire a re-
sloration und a cousiitutionul government. Is
not such a state of thinzs calculi.led to lead men to
profane tho majesty of the laws! In such a na
tion, aud with such a succession of events is it true
that men uf the greatest energy and fidelity, and
the mo4t invincible in contracted dittie,, are to be
precisely those who are regarded as bud citizens!
In such a state of society e talesmen may well feel an
alarm, but judges in a political process should, be
fore they give satisfaction lo puwer, demand with
energy whether it has not authorized, by iu acta,
its antecedent, and its manifestations, enterprises
which it declare criminal. When in 1615 tha
llinivcr srnt before judge" the men who hnd ei
caped from the dialers of Waterloo, IiefendetJ
thoe whn hsd remained faithful to the Emperor,
in order to nve their lives'. I allowed for events,
nnd circinisiiirncs and treaties. What 1 did tlien,
I do ngiia now. Tho prisoner who has done ma
t lie honor lo entrust me with his defence, in teek
iiijf me out in Ihe rii.kx of a pirty no opposed to
hi own, has nothinir lo fenr. He 'shall sve that I
will not betray hisroilfulcnre. Although thorpn-i'
tiuns lo which I sSn 1 1 ailvert affect deeply the
sorrc?" of our political strngij'p, I v. ill only al
!n,ie to thern j'lJicicliv. Uorryer here went
over t!ii f-irN f Om lurniae, i-,a prmdamtiun!',
toe! s iil Djb Ik" chief of iliii n:trpriM
I'lrel ircl'ore vou vt i'li sui h a character of cjlpa.
lili'y timl it is pni;;,e to enis,i linn jtiiiiei;t,ly J
N tin. i,ti erejuien f.,r ut'ti iij? ta a r-::.:iho'ts eiil,.
j'Tt tli- ur'.;-: of ti.e piMiu'l coilo! No. Tu
;'r; i;ci'f,le declared its soviT'djaly ; it deeiared that
i' tcumuil iti rieiiin, and cs-er'fd the wiil of a
majority of the citi.i-is. Vim l:ive rco?niz"d
ll.i-., r.n.'l liaV'i tiiiii coni'.crit-d i'. Hi tiie hend of
your fundamental luv. 'i'iie priori"!- which now
2'V'-rns you i:!ie i-ripa,!; '? I T'i 1 , in vir"ie of
v.'hichnn arii"'il . .d to the tuition 5 in virtu
.f wVieh 1,0'I'. 'HI'J "!' vi.'i.t-'. in I -.1 1. uVhtrcd
'r.t Kt i".'-.T fh" f rui ' I fier :i iry ,vern;hint. in
'I. .lye -' of .".i;'iiieea. 'ii.is v.-, a'; .1 i-!ifd in
ISM: hie y "j k.ie.v u h-' ;,i --i-.l in Cen
i leri'iei, ntniaij--' our-elvo. l.iev often Invn f heard
vaicos nii-ed ii fti n st tl: n')-iii:i.m of the principle
w.'uch conprr.ited the la'rcihlary nmver of Nario
iei.n. f'lt how inniy of 'na luve I seen ile.-cend
c.eii to pa r' y siriizL'Ics i'ur tins r-.ti!diiin!nt
of the Le'iiT of "al sovnreient.y of J,.? peoK.
. l.i.ti, h:e! heen i!'jfr.yr ,1 ! i,fi:e restoration of
ti.e cti'pir?, tin ii, a piemteai a dreamt
Wo", the 'iiperr Xapi.lnon is dosd, and
nil is now ('""il wi'h him Kin in sin irvMhii.
ivhat do we say! L'i.i '.is d.,.;slv. wiii'-h wan
!'oO!i 'eii I'V ti.o ir,iie-iU'.l MUfrei jt:ty. prerniso th
"i-iiu'ry to li-t diiriii'i tin; lie) of icily cne rr:aii ! It
is tlen tiitit yn'i no'V ti i'.v atrn !; tht tuuruntees
oi' ti:.-; pievi-r v. incii you tiet'Miil, in ,'.r'!er to repuU-j
tl.i.t, vv'ii li riai'iis the'ti ! 'I'.'.e einpire l:ii fallen,
'jut t:iii!-r what cii-c'iiri-t'inrei 1 .At the mniuont of
the fall of the political .! itmti en which theernpira
w.:s foori'lc,!. what ("id yf! d ia liij ! Yon re
vived lh' di.ifina, und with i' 'i.e hc-rfililary rights
if il," Xanil'iiti family. Isthii ii.d sul'iett" for
judgment ! llflly "i can hardly coniprehetid
lint, lie. -e ho'ihl !;3 here a pr.on ruder uccusa
'ioti? Vou have, liy con-ccra ; i::' lie; ,ri,icipie, rc-e-itahiistn
d the rninir?. T! is p'inciul" had fceea
choijsh,-,!, h'tt you re-tored ir. Apain 1 oar, and
I will ny it a ttiiiiiMiiiii i,.ne?. tl'd.-.i is r.j person
her" liable ta j e'ttirierif. In liJ3'jyou proclaimed
the maxim whioii I nre.v lay down. Ycu recognized
then that t'.i" prince del net fall within tht! coinmon
1-r.v that he was ret liLblo to !w laws of th
country. Vi.y, thca, i 1 -i brought bef-;re yon:
Arc the time ciinncd ! .''.r rii.'s nuloiieor the
:,",::!':? Aro tie; laws t:' ai-i.e.l ! I'll you will
-ay. pe.-'ijap-, tifi-7 di- r i-T-, violent revelm icn,
mast he prcvente-il. i-m ii.,.;,; ari.'httodo thi-.
Govern, bat do not j;i.:-" do not ja i:e the heir to
a crown! Is there cne cm.-tt.t vou w iia could ?ay
lo hiuwjif on ctt'eri"'. ''I will he in iinaa-rtial
jtnlee. I will weigh aii n;hf. I v. i'l put the roy.
aity of tii" empire and the royalty cf July into the
balance, nnJ endeavor to jiaL'e iav'iniul'ly." Im
partial! You cannot Lo impartial ; tor you are tho
judges of C5ta'u!il.cd power, raid yon cannot cover
tho iic'o of li;o Government with the mantle of jus
tice. ( Profound sensation. Yoj cannot give a
verdict which would be that of the Government.
The client for whom I unpen r is proscribed, and
you cannot apply to hi.n tiio common law, from
which you have excluded hiin. But, if you will
be judge, be at least human j'td-03 of human
ttiinss, and look at ihe circumstances connected
with llie event w hich has placed those prinn,-rs be
fore you. The present niir.i.-try was formed at a
time when limit political qnes'joiis were ntritutcd.
T.iis .ui:i..ary liiameJ tiio tiniKiity ot its predeces
sors; the nation was irroaning tindi f the lease of
tho coc'tv-Mops iiukIo toforei'jn Powers. It ac
cused the liuvern'iieut of the ioss of tha irif.jBnoa
of Franco in Swain, and of having ieft that cmntrv
r.ttd.T the ii-.S.iT.ice of Knif'.und What did tiio
.Ministry do ! 1. icvuked t ,c memory of h'm w'ao
carried his sword fro n the extremity of Portugal
to the baalis of ihe h! il tic ; it has opened the tomb
iif the hero, it has touched his formidable arms, and
has exten ltd it hand to .! , jsit thitn en his tomb,
'l'hisi whtit'he .Ministry l:r.s done.
You ore now joint: t" iitd'e the Prince without
tak'utr iiito account the fcehags which s'.ch appeal
must lia'.e revived iti Ids heart. Be nvn, gentlo
rncn, and jucoe as men, nnd, before you judge, rc
uii iiiixr w!iu'. ha.s l"en don.; uaiier a Prince, who
once as'.vcJ as a f.vor to rii'-.t. arrainst tho Corsi-an
usurper. Se,i.sat!on.'J l-'iiocr tliis Prince, iontlfi
. men, a Minis-er has sai-i ;iiut -vap.i'.eon was ihe
letriti ntite
i-.tivoij lr
mine v. i.i
s'j: iTjign of ihe eotiu
arJ tiee vver mis .
!. !.e het'r, '-.u tie? y.vt ,
.itar.ee, Wo.iid ye 1 hu
yen exp?et : hat v..U
CiV. "i w t.l curl"
. na'l lifter
r j the tjrcit
: i.O reirds
::c:irt uiii!,
Jt:r; n.t.:i
t to
.! itirrv
t it-let's."
;i..--r--iiitu
r : 1: other
...a 0; t'10
. i.ncr-il p;j
.i y u :ur
en'." go
io ', .--'n-e.-",
til Liov
l.ii.'S v '-V-'i
rs Lh-'ritkJ.
ii con',
1 uh! t,.
to
. r..t
e t : r- r
.Ms ir.n.e v .vo
ivr re 1i-, :;mi !.t !
i.an l.'iy-Tch' -h" ;
u.trrior. I will
I'd he
tJ i-.-
1 pi
!'.-, 1 V
e-s : ,r,
aie:'''
11 i.tr.r I
Cllhl ll;n!
"r::!ii'-ct
: has pr
if it I.!-
a i vv;
.-:V
r. ;.l seii-i,
ti ':. It'
: Vl.,.,;, i
.e Vt-is
t s:iy,
Iti.wik
U-t i:
I w:
I : t:
I'!
r it
1 listen te
,':ll we
nailed, V oil would
,i-e,i i.Sot-iate
-t'.ur.d M:iiitict:.
icct ihe hi. '.'.'i;,
o.i sec ihr-rc!
jre j.:: inhiiuji !
too' .1; cj ttiat v,tr
it il- s-ime tunc,
' a ''.. ri "is t eiiS,
1. ave
Ml
1 vour-t-
t.d
;i ,td
I'll, 0-
mv. v.
he 0.1V
av.i 1
-JU c
! It
; ii ! otntii I jr
!. ! oh. 1:0. n
, . : cait.vit. i
i:;i the naais -f
iit'oa the fc'j 1I0U
not p
ii...'
O'l I.
1 1.111
V',11
it:!, ii..ii, rr.. r..-.,t..-a
reason Wi.i eltiTai
Oeci'iti i.is coitiijct.
i. You caan-Jt pro
p. :..! iinprisan
i- ii-. of i..,'.-imy (sen-
1 -L'.itical vei-.I
tl'.-J 11. . i :! 'f tl
'1 n..t woi'.ld 1'5
luua ce unoli-ei
in, -.;t. for iiism
:' Jtl' 1
- i
icul
no 10,:
piU.ihlilel
c: a pi.i.i-
.at'c .1 1) a
N11 ci.'ii'Oii!
s-.'tttoiice oi laUiey up-, a tiio name of
'Sci.satiu..! Oil, 1.0 , vou cannot. Yoa
niii no: tow vuii lira men; r.tui yoa u! retiie-.i.
L-er thr.t i'.u'ice, v.-'aich has its rjes ,:p,.n yoa. do
sires, ul ove i'il thiii;", respect for ;, :t:.'ii;.j!i. You
pronounce un infu.noiis piinihi:-."tit ajuinst the
nepl.c-v of the 1,101 to wtiotii vua o.vo every thin;;.
You turn ajfaiust the faieily of your benefactor
for benefits v idcli l.e coufurwid upon yoa. Mar
shals, dnlit's, barons! who made you w hut yea are!
Yuu will soy yo.ir exploits, your sort ices. Beit
sot-.t, it is to the magnificence of tiio empire, &r.i
to its liberality alon.j you eve, nearly all of you,
tlie rirjia of sitting ia this assenihiy, lireat ajttu
tion ddiitlemcn: yoa nre 10 pronounce on t
ipmiion width i purely political; you are nut
judges yoti are politician. Yoa will then sindtho
accused iiito exi!t ci!e is tlie p isiiioa which the
taw has created for hint. Let the law be executed.
ond his exile re-co;iii..tnte. Any other c ndeinua-
tion would le imia.irial in pre-'Mice ol the ob'iga
Liti.s which are imposed upon you, and above ail.
with the reminiscences of vor own lives.
The following pieee ol true poetry, re
p'.ete willi the wry spirit ol'hope and beau,
ty, is from the grilled pen of llie late Mm.
Hemans,
PEVTU.
"Why should not he, wlwts louch dIo!vet our cha.li,
Put (inhii robes ol" beauty wbt-n he uoiueii
A a deliverer? lie iiuih muny lonui,
Tbey uiiould not ail be ft ar.'ull ll hu cll
lie but our gathering lo that ui.Uut land,
per uhono twc-t aier hive pined with t'.irs",
Why aliould out its prophetic senc b boina
Into the hMU'a deep ttill nrts, with a brtu'lj
Of suinmcr'e wiudi, aroimoi' ralJj'1.
eU ma, yet lovely'.'" ,
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