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" ETERNAL, HOSTILITY TO EVERY FORM OF OPPRESSION OYER THE-MIND OR BODY OP MAN."—JmiMO*.
LOUIS 0. COWAN, Editor and Proprietor. BIDOEFORD, MAINE, FRIDAY; OCTOBER 9, 1857 yu-« • • m VOLUME XIII—NUMBER 41 UNION AND EASTERN JOURNAL. Tn« Choi im I«th« JiNiitili r»«-r» CMMr.at Nu. 1. IVnUal Mlw.-k, opp»«.la th<- MUIJ* U<M«. TlM«-|'i,W |Kf UIMH. iif ll.&O if H»'<l fllklatktn avslkt (rww H»* iiutm »t i»hM«il>iii|. H*,<|« Mflra 4 or III. V. M. t>4. Mas, the Aui«ric«ii N»««|Mt|>*r A(«nt, la Ik* "»ljr luuwnml agvnl tir lk.« |xp<r in Ik* *11 *a of x»« Yurs, b-Klwa ami riuU.l»l|>l»i4, ami la ditljr powarwl to uka a4»mu«tu*i.u au-i aKiarriptlwui at Ik* ratMaara4«UMnlbjr ua. Ui« ullcva am .*#•» Y»rk TrtlHWM HtilMinf« | K«il.n,SckolUj'* Biulil lii| | S. W. rvru- r Tkint awl Ckaat mi altnl. MARCl'A WATNOX, Priairr. ilgritultutul. About Autamu Work in Orchards. At thu of tli.» yeur farmers are uiorw frequently in their orchard* than at unjr other. Judgiug Iruiu ttio replica made to aom« inquiries as to the condition ot the Lurk, mark* of m*eet depredation*, Ac., we lmve kuiuo occaiu m to fear tlut many regard 11 it thu rtnto of thuir trwn, and can give au account only of tlio aiu mm of their prod uce mo alt«r roi«utod vi*it» to their or charU. II tt ahouiJ be cUcwiK-ro and cv erywhiiv a« we have found it witlnu a lim ited circle of oljucrration, it will be g<n.r uiljr true luui theJtu who >;ive evidence uf liaviug observed and cared tor tho condition ol their tree*, or have ever taken any »pec lal j*»iiiH to [>ot or jirewerre them in a thrif ty state, are themneluv the moot thriving, induatriou*, and intelligent in their several neighborhood*, Such men wiU generally be found to l>e among the not-veiy-iarg** cla« of "very lueky lellow#." So ut leult we have found it. Now it the "yoo<l hi A" of theae thriving men wlio look will to their way*, their ctojw, their tree*, and everything ebe about them, should be couneeted iu any way with their wore than usual watchlulncw of the state of their orcaarvU or their greuter than usual |>aiua-tnkii)g therewith,—and 'yood luck" » no mysterious a matter that there m no telling, according to aoine, what it m dejM ndent u|>on or conncuted witn—then the le*t lucky oihw might follow the example oi their more lucky mid sometimes envied neighbors, ut lout in thi* one re •pect. They might ftuly, ivruinly, and without much of thut "trmkk" which many of them 1*0 gmtly drvud and detent, devote u lew moment, 11 hen visiting their orchards to pick fruit, to observing whether their treea look hculthy and thrifty or oth erwise, whether the hurk is rough or smooth and whether theio are any signs of the presence or depredations of injurious in* •ecU. If the hark should uot look clean, bright, and a* it should do, or if there are mark* of inject depredations of any kind, then those not yet "in luck'* may perhaps have a change of fortune it they will imi tate the more lucky of tlieir brother-tiller* of the w»il. and tempi* and scrub and wash Itoth in autumn and in spring, or in one of them at lcust, thorn trees whose burk and outward appearance do not look ipiite right, but them imitate the exiiupleof those who have had ywd lurk with their tree* lor ten, twenty, and ®*en forty years, and wa»h 1 t ry tree with a lye made from wood, ashes or potash. Even young trv** will txAir a lye strong enough to make un egg »*•■»» ; hut le*« strength will suifio* to kill "ver min" and tnako the lurk smooth. Those who attend to thaw lmit« may look out for a vuit from l.tvk at no very distant ilay. X.— Country Iitnll'man. Failure lo Plant aa Orchard. There in scarcely an individual who hoc uot at some unlucky moment though tlewly drop|>ed u word or performed an act which ha* giveu him jKiintul reflections for year*. In voiu has ho wished it recalled. Fruitless ha* lieeu his endeavor* to lieul the breach.— The act wan informed, and it* effect is do-1 nig iU paintul work. The individual could only sig!» hU regret that hi* indiscretion | could iwvcr be amended. The writer ot this article lias committed an error which has given him bitter regret. I nliko the adage which suys, "misery like* coui|>any," he would commit hit im prudence to the world, tliat other# may •iiun hi* miscalculation, and avoid his re mom. Like many young farmer*, I commenced with limited mean*. In debt for my land, —building to be erected, and so many ways for my small funds, tlut I deferred to plant uu orchard. In my strife for gain, years p.issed quickly, and often wm I advised to make prejaration for Iruit, which 1 ever determined to do ; but there is always more to be done on a new iarui tliaa beginner* usually have uiuuu* to immediately accom plish. Aud when 1 should have had bear ing trecn, I came to the conclusion to plant an orcliard. .Selecting, therefore, a piece of ground, which I usuwtued tit ior notldng else, in my luatr 1 dug small holes, landing the routs to conform to their scunty place. Tmo work was spwdlly done, ai»J 1 tLitU-reU uivacU' that I ehould xxu reap a nou rvwuru . for 1 begun now to be in a hurry lo enjoy the ]>lm*un« of fruil. lint how nd *« my (limppointiucnt—how keen my mortifi cution, when 1 found that lumo ot my tm* jierwlwd the tirwt mwon, and some lingeml along lor wt«-ral years and apparently died ▼vrjr hard. A f»w, however, after aoine v<-an, bagan to uiuke a feeble growth. It m well known that farmer* have a grmt pride in raiding grnxl crop*, and when a failure through miscalculation occur*, they are v«*ry *erv«itivo of slum\ A» a would re luctantly vinit a room where hi* foil ice were vividly pictured before hw face on the wall, *) I avoided tho parcel ot gruind contain ing my ti**«*. Thu» luu the bent part of ray life hecn de prived of the wholesome enjoyment of Iruit. In the seaaon when the evninge are long, nnd when fatigued by reading, hare I per fectly lorged for apple*, ba» they were not Still the <Wnying so great a privilege can not be compared to the sensitive feelings (known only to parent*) when my children would look *o wishfully at tbeir ma tee while ' thejr enjoyed the luxury of which my child* ren were denial. Then would I reproach 1 niyseli f<»r the stupid neglect, which not only deprived myself, but my children the j pleomirv which our Creator designed wo might have, although wi**ly appointed to bo obtained by labor and care. Dollar* and dollar* have I paid for a scanty supply, while Mime of my neigMion are rtwliiing from a tingle ti*e $10 per season ; and a* one acre would contain '*0 tree*. this would give, at the atiove nite, jt.VH) a year. 1 would ad vine every farmer, by the con xideratiou* of both comfort and wealth, to uke care for iruit. ». n —Country Gtntlt man ilints for the Seaaon. 1. LVx>k or steam a* much or tlie food aa you will u*e in fattening your nnimals, as you can. If you have nothing better to do this work with, take a larg" sugar kettle or cauldron, net it on some stones, and build a little fire under it, after filling it jartly or quite tull of the foud you wish to cook.— Cut in, of course, water enough for your pur]**'. If you pursue this method, you will soon notice the iinprovid steamers and furaact* for cooking coarse food, and buy one. '2. Now is your tituo to draw and pile under cover your winter supply of wood.— II it was cut and corded l»»t spring, a* it should have U«en, it in quite well reasoned now. and tlie ground is dry, almost fur tlie first timcsiuce the middle oi May. It may soon lie wet again. Attend to it now, and sa\e a good deal of Imrl work for your (mm. Bo »uiv to plaoe your lucl under cov er. o. Do not forgot to drain marshy spot* nnnt. That i«, dig tho ditchcs f<>r this pur |*».*• It is much more pleasant and econo mical to do it now, tlian when the ground is wtt. 4. I>raw great <|uantitii«of >wamp muck to your Iwrn-^ard.to mix with your manure. The uuek m luueh lighter now. o. Let your boys trim and hoc out our garden und firncw cvrmrs, and ull nooks where we*iLi grow 1'utallthc wt-tU to gether iu ample, in a safe plaee. Let theiu dry a lew da>s and then set firo to theiu.— 11 you use a little care in this matter, you may destroy the weids, weds and all. 0. lu some of your pasture*, water may In growiug scarce. See that all your ani mals Iuito » good supply of clear, healthy water.— O/u < Farutt r. To) mash Land. The gnat error with our America n Agri culturists is a morbid desire to own and oc cupy more laud than they can cultivate.— Farming is a scientific Wine**,and is capable of bciug reduced to rule* a* precise and ac curate, and we may add, as micccnful, as those which regulate the manipuliry proc «*». s of tlie practical chemist. Washington whose discriminating powers were certain ly of an exalted order, in one of his valua Me epUtle* to the celebrated Author Young, my* . ••The agriculture of this country is indeed low ; and the j rirnory cause of iu I wing m» in, that instead or improving a Utile ground well, wo attempt too much and do it ill.— A hail , a third or even a lourtli oi what we mangle, well wrought and properly druecd | would produce more than the whole, under our sysw iu of management." Few apotheg'n*. uttered l>y the Inge of Mount Vernon, are poee#wd of greater force than thin, even at this day, and it would be well for our agriculturists who ure *o iu ioui to extend the limits of their fariu*,with out manifesting any further desire to aug ment their productiveness and protit,if they would |«>nder it more earefully, and uet more in ucoordaiuv with the fjratim it sug gvtt is.—fjnkttnyr. What U a Good Cow ? Every man liken to own a good cow, but people do not always agree in wliat really constitute* a good cow. Some cows will give a great tlow of milk a little while du ring the year, aud then fall off greatly, while other* will be more uuiiorm in their yield of tuiik, and hold that uniformity a greater |«trt ot the year. It U evident that the latter ia the most profitable and there ' fore the better cow. A writer in an exchange paper (and we are sorry that tlu name of the paper iuts e» caped ua) giu» tiie foilowiog definite rules or tigurw at to what constitute a good row, • A cow that will average five quart* of milk a day through the year, making 1,825 <|uaru, is an extraordinary good cow, live quart* a day for ten month* is a good cow, ana one that will average lour quart* du ring that time 1* more than uu uterjgc quality. That would make 1,2UU quarts a yeur,which at three cents a quart, is Wo huluae the Orange Couuty milk d»ir* Rf average about ^ 40 jut cow and the ^ual it/ of the cow* i* considerably above the at eruge of the country. It is as ioijiortunt to keep a cow good u» i it is U> got Iter good. This can never be done by a cureless. laiy uiilkcr. Alwav ntilk your o>w quick, perfectly clwn, and never try to counteract nature by taking , away her calf. Let it suck, und tton't l«e I nlruid 'it will butt her to death.' It will distend the udder and make room fur the so , crvtion of luilk. Be gentle with your cow and you will have a gentle cow. Select will, I fo>! well, house well, milk well, ami your cow will yield well.'' lUavormc Carrot*. Grind a hoo sharp mid aend a hand along between the nwt to cut off the tope, while another hand with a > tram plows a deep furrow along »ide of the flnt row, cloao to the carrot* ; the next fur row will tnrn them out. Two hoy* with a large basket can follow, dig up tho carrots, and put the in in the wagon. When your ntrrota are ham* tod the ground is fall plow ed. This we believe to U a good mode. Wat&ring T*ies and Puvn. During the summer of 1819, Lung bland wu visit ed by ono uf the inc^t severe and protroctcd drouths that 1 have ever known. The best cultivated corn puvo only half the common yield, und in many places trees died in the woods in consequence o( it* severity. Be ing rather jartial tu cucumber*, I planted in one quarter of my corn field some twenty or thirty hills, about the first o! May.— Soon after Uie corn and cucumbers came up and began to grow, the dry weather set in. The cucumber* mjon began to suffer, and I commenced watering ; giving them three barrels full at a time, carted to the field onco a week through tho season. They grew luxuriantly, und produced an abundance of cocuuibeni throughout tho eutiro drouth, which lasted until the equinoctial storm set in. I have repeatedly tried tho mmo weekly process of plentiful watering, on shade tree* newly planted in naturally dry ground, and have always found it to bo eflectuul. My practice has jilwayn been to wuter all plants sUndiug in o|>engronnd plentifully, in pref erenco to frequent light sprinklings, and 1 have never, to my rccollcctiun, Imjwi disup-; pointed in its suoeeis. It, M. Cojiklix.— Country Qntkmm* • - - — ■" , Jilisrfllniirons. Trumil tied from lit (iermamfor Ikt Jonrna! i Castle Shcurcndorf. In a secluded valley of the lower Rhine1 countrv stand the ruin* of an ancient emtio, •*> old that even tradition has for gotten wheu it wit* built. Nothing re nutiiu of it now but it lew archways por tions of nuusivu walls un<l the lower story of two round tower*. I »itn of wood-work! adhering in tho wall* here and there, sliou that it* finaldestruction washy fire, which did its work mo»t thoroughly.— I Wt wen in its present rniiM.nl condition, it may easily bo seen that the builder* of , it designed it lor a long and strenuous *erv ice; and though battered mid fallen, though tin' ivy clind* over it* crumbling tow i'iw. knitting its curious Hilars betwitii the Implied stone-work,thoughit* founda tions gape with many mouths a* it' iu wearing of long warfare, yet unless man come* in to hasten its doom, it bids lair to del'v another hundred yean In-fore tin ally ueldiug up the glxwt. The ancient moat is merely a little gra**y hollow, scarcely deep enough for a child to hide in, and of eourso every tn»ee of it> draw 1 bridge w as gone long ago. The archw ay of the principal gate may still U noeu in one of the remaining tower*, but iu a very precarious condition, and no one l>ut a gyp-y, or a wrhool-boy in hunt of . bird's nest*. wouldventuretopassthrough. There is something about this old ea» ' tie which makes it uucouifortable for ner vous people to pas* near it alter nightfall, 1 though, as far as I have heard, this is no I fault of its own, for it is as ijuiet and peaceful an old ruin as exists anywhere, t>ut mainly on account of certain very ancient traditions of terrible cruelties en acted iu its subterranean dungeon*. It is own said by those who have ventured in, i that there art* deep pits w itliin the enclo-, Miri- of its walls ami dark archways lead- j ing into the solid ruck, ami that it' ouel only stay* live minutes in one of these, hi* will wt' sights clioujjli to freeze hi> blood with horror; which I dare say i> the truth. Hut the phenomenon in not contincd to old cattle pit-*. Any largo gloomy cellar will be as good lor such ox|H'rimcuts. Rut tho wil«IcrnesM of the rum contributes In the feeling. while sto ne* of crime* committed there since it was hist inhabited, make the sipht of it more dreadful to the peasantry than a murderer's bier by night. Ahamlftil of gold wouM not bribe the poorest ofthctn t<> venture near it. except timing broa*! daylight, lie would -c« agho.->t in every white -tone, and the shaking of the ivy j would souud like voice* of the dead, or , the rustle of shrouds. Vet after all, it in i a harmlo* old ruin. Children might ' gather Howor* at its fret, and the laborer] tiud a cool retreat in it* shadow* during j I hi* noon-day meal. I.ike many a man t and woman in this queer world of ours,, it must Miller o» account of the misdeeds: of other* with whom it lias been conncet ed. I'oor, lonely old castle! There are timet indeed when one can not help thinking it must be happy : as when the ivy puts forth itstcuder slioota, I and the youug leaves talk and play togvth*; er in the warm, sweet light of May ami | June, llow they checker its ohl sides ( with plavt'ul shadows, and bring the soft winds to w hitter round its corner*. The hinls build by scores within it, and keep ii lively for at least three months out of every year. And certainly 1 do not know of a lovlier haunting spot for a jsK't, on a clear night in June. Myste rious whisjH'riiigs everywhere around, comiug ami going, like sighs from the old vanished age*. Fantastic visions of some thing—you may not see what—playing in the clunks of the ruiucd walk when1 the moonlight Mnk«-s. And over all like the ivy, hangs a dreamy sense of long ago. with a thousand Mori. - and le-j geiitN fluttering forth like* leave*.—, Wouldit like oue of those lea* Hero it is dear reader! plucked expr<»wly for thy gratification. A littU' h^s than a hundred years ago, this old rvtlc was iuhabited by the house i hold oi llarou Khenrendorf, a worthy i member of tliat large class of German ' nulilc* whose title* by mucli outweigh their pur**. l'artly on account of his poverty, and j»artly from hi* natural di» nasitiou, the 1 mi on li\« «1 iu strict retire* meut, never visiting hi* neigh lions ami rarely seeing them at hi* castle. Hi» dtnue*tie atfair\ since the death of his wife, had heeti under the eharge of his onlvdaughter, Madeleine, a beautiful girl, Mtid ju-t ms good o» she wan lieautiful, and who. Hi the <late of oar »tory, \,hs just entering her eighteenth year. Many a manly heart grew taint at thought of Iter, and gladly would have laid itself, and half of it posarssed, at her feet, for one smile or one word from her lips. Hut for many hearts made sorrowful, only one wa* made glad ; and as fortune would have it, the youth who bore that heait belonged to a taiuily between which aud I tlio I»aron* Von Skeurcndorf there had existed an hereditary feud for two or three generations. I forget what caused it, but 1 no mutter. It wm probably some tritle, I a jest, or even a scornful look : for quar : rein arc plant* that thrive when jlieir j roots have very littleaoil to nourish tliein. The fend wa* fierce onongh for Madeleine ' to wish to keep her secret for the present ! from her father's knowledge, believing I with love's true confidence, thnt time would briiiLr all thing* to a sweet and happy issue. Walter von ilegen, her lover, in the overflow of his new happi ness, was not «juite so discreet as might ! have been wished, and his comrade* soon I discovered that .Madeleine had promised ! him her hand as »oon as her father's con wnt could he obtained. This discovery wan fraught w ith dangerous consequences, for,Walter's life was repeatedly threaten ed by a hot-headed youth, who went by the gentle name of Fiery Will, and who had aspired to the good fortune which his friend hud won. Finding Walter on the alert, however, and |»erhaps fearing the consequences of an open Httnek iij»oii his life. Will at length resorted to other i means for attaining his ends; and what these were must Ik* explained. At that time the whole region between Aix la Chispclle, -Maastricht and Wassen- J ln-rg was infested by a singularly disci plined band of robber*, who held their owoii against the people and the govern ment for more than twenty years. They j never appeared except by night and gen- j crally only when it was stormy, so that i the people used to say when the sun ; went dowu behind clouds and other' signs gave prophecy of bad weather bo-! lore morning, "the gnats will Ik» out to night"—meaning the bandits; for it was eurreiitlp retried and Mievcd among tin* jMwmntry that they had w>ld t selves to the devil, who in consideration of having an eternal lien on their souls, consented to supply them with demon ! goats l'<>r coursers, u|H>n whose backs they could jump from Aix la (.'liapelle to Wesmjiibcrg, as easily as a grasshopjnjr ' would spring a yard! During those twenty years, not a night set in hut it-j brought terror, if nothing worse, upon all the tanner* within the infested districts.! Kven castles were sometimes plundered, and if resistance was made, murder and frightful cruelties were certain to follow. There was a terrible mystery connected with the initiation of new members, which told with strong effect upon the super-1 stitious of the peasantry. It was said that deep in a piue forest, never peno-1 trated except by the robers, stood a soli tary ehapel, dedicated to the evil one;, and there, on tcmpestuoUH nights when it rained, and lightened, and thundered, and the wind swept the branches with a mighty roar, dreadful gathering were1 held, and the novices renounced Clod and salvation, and received a fatal mark on their bodies, ^which signified that they had given themselves lip to the service of Satan. True or not, tfiu superstition led i the ignorant peasantry to hold the ban dits in great awe, and it was no douht I encouraged for that pcrjtosc by the lead I ers. It must not Ik? supposed that the hand 1 of justice lav idle while all this criiuc was ' going oil. The gallows and the wheel w ere erected at every crowing, and neither was over allowed to go hungry long at a I time, lint the severest measures proved J insiillicicnt to chock the evil. Tlie rob-, l>er* increased in number ami audacity, that too when the most strenuous and evcu cruel measures were taken to put them down. Their leaden* managed with consummateadroitness to conceal all outward tliow ot' organization. The members of tlu» order were never scpar-' atcd from the rest of the community, nor! were there any great dona of them, to be ; dincoveredaud broken up. They mingled ; by day with other men, apparently good, holiest citizens earning their livelihood like the re«t, by the sweat ut' the brow. Hot the shrill whittle ut night drew them forth masked like demons, and armed to J the teeth, to plunder, murder and cum ! The community was well aware of thi*; vet as the robbers were distinguished bv * • • i no outward sign, atid indeed knew caeh other only by means of n single watch* word, and am they used the utmost caution in leaving their homes and returning, it wo* very rare that any one of them wn* taught. Still more rare was it to find one who would reveal, even under the severest torture, the uamcs of any of the band. The name of the great chief and leader could not be discovered, and most people 'telieved him to Ik* the devil him* self. Now Ca>tle Sheurcndorf stood almost in the center of the infested districts, but up to the time of my story, had not been i molested by the robbeis, and the Huron probably exncctcd to live out a quiet old age, and at last to die as ouictly in liii old ancestral home. Hut this was not to 1 Ikj. One night large firm wete seen from ' the castle in the distance; the next night others wcrepcrecived in another direction and it was improbable that the robbers would leave tin* iieighliorhood without payiug their respects to Karon Von Sheur cndorf however willing he might be to dispense with the honor, and as the thinl ; evening set in, the whole household be gun to foci their hearts l>eat tjuickcr tUan ordinary in thoir Ixmouih. Hut they could do nothing but unit. During the early twilight, Madeleine went out upou tin- little grns*y terrace, which once had been a Iwnk of the moat, and sitting down looked over the fields towards her lover's home. The la»t fire* had been in that direction, and her tho'ta were perplexed bet* cen fcara for hiaaafe • ty and apprehension* of what might ootuc ill we (during night. Yet there was something in her hoart which told her that her lover wm to Ik*'with her s<x>n ; and though she knew the robber* would come, she knew too thnt l»o would be there to protcct her. It wan a »trange mixture of presentiment, alann and con (tulenee. Sue acarvely eoiild tell wheth er she was afraid or not. But she was sure her lover would comc; for her h«wt told her m>. Aud ho did comc. The twilight had di-epencd into dusk, when she heard a stir in the bushes and starting up wa» about to Hy, « hen her stcjw were arrett ed by a low whistle, and the next moment a tall, manly figure vraa at her aide, and ■ !*ho found herself fondly chupcd to n , breast heaving with emotion. "Art come; Walterf said Madeleine, 1 half disbelieving hervery senses. "What ! brings tlice hero to-night f" "What but love oftnec,dearest? Fiery Will has joined the bandit*—I knew him ! in spite of his mask; last night my home wa* burned, and uiy lifo attempted. I know who led tholwnd, and that to-night they will be here. I have como to give you warning, and what protoctiou I can." "Hut niv father, Walter T "lie wifl not repulse me, dear child; ' tor I will tell him frankly what ha* bro't rue hither." "Ah, Walter," said Madeleine, leaning her head on his breast, "my heart told uio of thin danger, and also of thv com* ; ing. I knew thou wouldst come ?' Fondly Walter drew her inorc cl«*elv to hi* heart, aud in that moment feJt him self tired to thrice his former manhood. For what more exalts n man than a i woman's love! "Ihit come Madeleine," said he, after a moment ohjulet breathing, "wo must go to your father, for no titneshor.ld lost. The goat* arc not wont to bo dilatory." Thcv found the Baron walking to and ; tro in iii* chamber, apparently al>socbed in deep thought, lie turned on hear ing the door opened, and seeing Made leine with a mini by her side, uttered an' expression of' surprise. Walter stepped forward. "Haron Khourondorf," said he, "though the son of your enemy, I am your friend, one who would also 1k> a son to you, if you would permit* Nay, hear mo thro'," he cxclaimcd. as the Huron made tin im patient gesture, Mtliis very night l may Iiiivo to prove myself one." "Do you four the bandits ?" erie«L the old man. quickly guessing what he 11 leant, tor In* was thinking of them himself "I do," replied Walter, and then relat ed the atluir of the previous night Jiar ou Sheureiidorf heard him through,, all the while keeping hi* eye* fixed on the young man's ikee, n* if to read hi* veryi soul. Walter endured the gaze without drinking, for he was true. "Here* my hand,"said Shcurendorfv at length} "I MO you already have my daughter'*." Madeleine looked into her father's faco with tearn of exquisite j<»V, while the two men shock hands and enemies became father and son. "J«et lis lose no time barring the doo r\" wiid Walter, after a moment's pause; "at best the old castle is nolle too strong. I think " Here he was interrupted by the entrance of mi old servant, who looking suspiciously at the new coin«r, signified Ins wish to speak privately w itli the Karon. Sheureiidorf bade him spenk out, for the stranger was a trust wort Uy friend. "Well," slid Martin, "as I was making my last round to see that all was right, J saw two luuii in the dusk near the ga'se, standing quite still. Knowing that th »y! had no business there, 1 crept up hoftlyi ou my hands and knees, until near enough: to hear what was going on. One of them, was John Uuncnl the tiddler, who conic s to all village dances. I heard him say it was iust the night for an attack, and that the other whom he enlled Will, 'must 1m> on hand with ten or twelve men at midnight, anil ho would inert liim in the cojhhj by thu lull with an many ntoro. We'll try tlie strength ot' that old door, said lie, and then muttered something about an old miser and heap.-* of treasure. And tho other sworo n great oath tlmt he cared for no treasure here but our sweet voting mistress ponder. 1 am glad she iias a stalwart friend here, to-night, tho' iSotl knows that I would tight lor her tvo the death. Av, nhriulc up to bin hide, dear lady! and let him put his strong arm around your waist. Hut 1 must not stand, here prating at thin foolish rate. Young Master if you mean to help us, the outer | door needs burring, and one cannot do it alone." "Stav hero with your father, Madeleine." said W alter, kissiughcr tenderly ; "I will *0011 return." He then followed Martin to attend to tho barricading of the doors. As w as common in ancient castles, the approach to the outer door from within was through a narrow passage which was : easily defended, More gun# carnu into use, by three or four men against a hun dred. The door was of oak, barred with iron; but it was splintered and cracked, and the hinges were loosened by the , crumbling of the stone-work. It w'astjcl dom closed, indeed, except in winter, to keep out the driiting snow, an inner one being commonly uaod. Walter and Martin now shut the grant door, and an . immense ado it made al»out it, creaking and grinding on its rusty hinges. A heavy woodeu bar was then placed across, in socket* made for the puqtose in the stone, and two or three empty hogsheads were rolled up from tho cellar and placed U'hind it, and being weighted with stones, formed a very respectable barricade. Tho inner door was led opon for the present, in order to give room for firiug through the outer one, but mottiis were at baud for instantly Itarring it. The stout oak 1 en w indow shutters were closed nnd fasten ed, and when this was done, the castle I was ready for defense as far as it could I bo made so. J Tin* iirxt tiling was to arrange some mean* for escaping, should tlio barricade bo forced, ami hero both Walter anil Martin vrcre in great perplexity. At len^tli, Martin bethought him of an an cient Mibterrancan parage, leading from tin* cellar whore they might pos*iQy find u hiding place, though it had not boon opened fur twenty yeans ami it wai no doubt choked with stout* and rubbish. Walter would colore; «'uid taking a lan tern, went down into the old musty collar, followed iiy Martin. From the main n|Mirtment, a narrow door lod into a small , low closet, which Martin indicated a» tho entrance to tho archway. Walter saw nothing but bare w all*, mouldy and liung with cobweb*, Ixit tlie non-ant pointing to acrov in the stone, from which ho nad brushed tho dirt, told him to atrike there with the hammer that lay ia tho corner, lie did k», and a trap door aiming open, disclosing a narrow, well-like }Nusagc, with stone steps, leading down into the tiarknes*. A rush of damp air, apd a flock of jifttonbhcd bata, madq them start back. "Not so plcaiaot an might bp," Mid WnJtor, but we may be compelled to take refuge tlicre. Leave the door open. I will bring your m»trcM and the Bar on here, to U» iu readme** to eacapc.— Should the bandit succeed in forcing their f way in, come here immediately, and do I not wait for me, but descend at once and ' pull the door after you. I will take care that the rascalt are put on the wrong scent." Martin now stationed himself at the door to keep wnteli, while Walter hasten ed Madeleine mid her father into the eel lar, and showed theui how to eloae the trap door, in cow tliev were obliged to c*ca|>e alone. "Nay, «aid he, aa she look ed up with eves that said, "never without thee !H "thinr of your old father, and that von ran do no good by waiting. I may W driven to cscap* soiuc other way.— 1 hit good bvc T It uux a hard parting there in the dim old collar. Madeleine was tearful aud trembling, yet for her lover'* take en deavoring to control Iter sorrow with true womanly will, and Walter, brave though lie wan, felt hi* heart Wat hard against his side; for the parting might Ik? for ever. liod give tin strength and victory, Mild he at lengtii, impressing a kiv. on her brow. t»od be with you, Walter, said Majleleine, trying to speak firmly. And so they parted. She watched her lover disappearing up the dark stairway, and then Nit down hesidc her father, anxious and watchful, but quiet as the very stone that supported her. Walter'* first act on leuving the cellar was to take an old piece of rope ladder, which Martin had found for him, and hang it from tlio window of an upper chamber, where a projecting tower would conceal it from tin: lx ■sieger*, who were not likulv toupproach in number* on that side. Tliin chamber was ho situated that a lantern placed there would cant a light down the main stairway. Weahnll pre* ently see the uw of this. And now all was ready, and Walter took his station with Martin, behind the barricaded door. Each held a mu«kct, with another at hand, ready for line. I should have mentioned before, that there wa> another servant, who now stood iH'hind them, to hud thi* muskets as fast nn thev should fire. Their lantern was placed within the inner passage, so that )t> light should not expose them. "They arc coining!' whiftperetI Martin, touching Walter's arm—"there in the shadow of the pines." Mllu«h !" said Walter; "look to your iirmx, and as soon as you can see to take aim, let them know that wc are here and ready." They advanced stealthilv, for their object was not merely to pfuuder—and ' no alarm was to lx» given. Walter atid Martin tired together, and instantly pars ing hack their muskets, tired a second time. The effect was indescribable. Five or six of the robber* fell, and among them was their leader. Thrown into confusion , by this unexpected reception, they re I treated to hold a eounciJ of war; but in a few moments cm no up again, not, how ever, in the same manner as before.— They now divided, and crept up clo*o to .the walls keeping entirely nut of the reach of the defender*, who could only! w ait impatiently for what wa* to come.— The rohliers filially decided to cut away i Ui-o door, in preference to burning it, a* w|j» first proposed. The first man in cu ntiously stepping forward w ith hi* axe, wn s shot by Waltor; the second won more cunning, and kept in the shelter of the wnJl, while he plied bin implement with enorgetic strokes. It was slow but »ure wotk. Piece by piece the old door wad cut, nml shivered, and knocked in, while nut u »hot could k- firtnl with any cti'ect. It was at last demoliitht'd. "Now bo ready," said Walter. "They will have to climb the barrieaile before reaching us. Put ill a pood shot as they •rush in, an<l tlien spring tor the hall."— ISu said, so done. Their tiro mn»t have done good execution, tor the roblnyn re coiled an instance, and returned to find a bitriradeand another door. Some time w as lost in forcing these, and then the foiiinortt of them springing in. found the prey flown. .Seeing a lite strejunitig dowu the stairway, he called his men to follow, and nisLing up, found a lantern, and a rope-ladder suspended from an open win dow. Escaped.' he exclaimed with a tremen dous oath. After them for your lives / ile tiling himself upon the ladder, for Madeleine was his object. It was a fatal lenp. The old stands gave under his weight and ticry Will lay dead upon a heap of stones! Hit fall was known to but few of his mcu. Some of them were rushing alter the fugitives and others bu sied themselves in )»lnudering, nnd ol> taming very little satisfaction for their pains. To end with, the eastio was tired. The fugitives, meanwhile, were mak ing the l>o»t of thoir way through the grim, low archway. It was toilsome, and often they grew taint from the rou tined air. The passage ended in a thick et near a river, and its mouth was so overgrown with roots and vines that it cost an hour's hard labor to work their way through. They were obliged to re main there till moriiing. Walter aad Madeline were aoon after ward* married; and here end* all the romance, aiul of courao my utory. ' 1 I luiixt add that the death of two leader* and near!/ a dozen of the band on the mmiic night, coupled with mora vigor ou» measure* on the part of the gov ernment, gave an effective check to the bandit*. They were occasionally heard of for tive or six year* after, a* doing petty mischief among the farmer*, bat iJiev m:idu no armed attacka aa bufore, I and at length the order bocainu extiucuj £jrThe editor of tho Lynchbuig Vir» giuian recently attended the examination of the flrnt rla* in dlHionary and apel JiiiL', at the high reboot of thai city. Teacher (to liob .iinlthcra.) 8pell Ad mittance. ■ U.I iiob.^A-d4iH-t-, admit, tr*-n-o-e, tance, admittance. Teacher,—tiood ! dive tho defini tion. LMvj-iii centa—nigger* and children i half j>n«c—fr^nt aeata for ladie*— no atnoking allowed. Tiik In ihe time of the Rev olutionary war, when a portion of the American army was near Canada, occa sionally soldicri who were either honora bly discharged, or who ignobly deserted, found their lonely way to the Atlantic states. An old ladv kept a »ort of inn where they sometimes called for refresh ments. She, like many others in those stirring timeH, was vciy anxious to receive and eircnlate any intelligence brought by returning soldiers. One day among the xoldier* who railed wax a wugish sort of a fellow, who, discovering that the ladv was more anxious to get ncas for herself than provision* for thetn, coneluded to feed her appetite with something of the marvel lous In reply to her <|iic«tion, 'What's the no*si' he assured her that there wan to be a terrible deluge, and the whole eountry woold be destroyed; that the Indian* had got a pry under I/xkt Superi or, and were determined to overturn it and destroy ui all! She was greatly ex cited ami somewhat frightened hv this in telligence, and as >oon as her visitors had departed, hastened to the minister, and in great agitation told him that there Was to be a terrible deluge. 'My good wo man,' said lie, 'bo tjuiet, it is iiii|H><*iblc that such a thing can happcti, for the Bi ble tells us that (»od will no more destroy the world by the water of a flood, and lie hath net His |n>w in a cloud at a to ken to remind us of his covenant.' 'My dear sir,'retorted she with indignation at the unpardonable stupidity of her mini* ter, 'the Almighty know* nothing alwut it! Its the Divlish Ingen*!' A I'icti rk ok Kuitorial Like. C'npt. Mayatt evinced proper appreciation of editorial life, when ho wrote : "It in »»oiiio thing likt* the walking of a thousand I hours. I have a fellow feeling, for I know a |ieriodicnl, will wear <lown one's e.x into nee. In itself, it appears nothing, i thu li«lm>r in not manifest; nor in it tin-1 labor; it in the continual attention which I it ntjiiirv*. Vonr life bccotncs, a-* it were ! the publication. < >ncday'spaperi»noiu»on-1 er corrected and printed than on comes another. It is the stone ofSisyphus aud ! endless repetition of toil, and constant | weight upon the mind, a continual wir ing ii|M)u the intellcet ami spirit, demand*' ing all the exertions of your faculties, at the same tilUC that you are compelled to «lo the severest druilgery. To write for a pajK-r is very well, but to edit one in condemning yourself to slavery." Tiik 'Fiki.d ok Glory.' Allison give* a thrilling description of the np|>car«inte of the ground on which the famous battle of Klau was fought, ou thu morning after the battle: 'Never was a sjKH'tacle k> drendiul as tho Held of Imttle presented on the follow ing morning. Above filly thousand men lay in the space of two leagues, weltering i.i blood. Tho wounds were for tllOIWMt part of the severest kind, from the extra ordinary ijunutity of mnnon balls dis charged during the action, and thu close proximity of thu contending masses to thu deadly batteries, which spread grape at half-musket shot through their ranks. Though stretched on the cold snow, and exposed to the severity of an Arctic win ter, thev wore burning with thirst, and piteous cries were heard on all sides for water: or assistance to extricate liic wounded men from Ix-iu-atli tin* heaps of slain, or loads of horses by which they wore crushed. Six thousand of these noble animal* encumbered the field, or, maddened with [mill, wore shrieking aloud amidst the stifling groans of the wounded. SuMued by the loss of blt>old, tamed by tho cold, exhausted by hunger, the focmcn l»v side by side amidst the general wreck. The Cossack wa* to be seen beside the Ital ian ; the gay vine dresser, from the smil ing banks of*the (iaromie, lay athwart the stern peasant of the Ukraine, 'l'ho ex tremity of sutlering l»»d extinguished Hlike the tiercot and uio^t generous pas sions. After his iimmI custom, Xapolooh, in the afternoon, rode through the dread ful Held, areompanied by his generals and staff, while the still burning piles of Serpallen and SuMgratou sent volumes of black smoke over the scene of death : but tho tnon exhibited none of their wont ed enthusiasm; no cries of •Vivo TKm* poreur' wero heard; the bloody surface j echoed only with the cries of sufferiug, or groaus of w o.' The Spirit of Revolutionary Timet. The following story, related by a moth er to her children, a few years ainro, will show tho spirit that oxistcd among tho |K>ople of New England at the trying |>o riod to which it relates: -I,ato in the afternoon of one of the last day* of Mav *76 when I was a few months short of nineteen years old, no tice eamc to Townacnd, Mas*. where my father used to live, that fifteen soldier* wore wanted. The training band was instantly called out, and my brother next older than my self was one that was selected, lie did not return till late at uight, w hen all wero in bod. When 1 rose in the morning I i found my mother In tears, who informed me that my brother John vm to march tho day after to-morrow, at sunrise. My1 father was in Boston, in tho Massachu setts assembly; mother said that though John ww supplied with summer clothes, he must be away seren or eight months, ami would sutTi«r for want of winter gar ment*. There was at this time, no atorc, ami no article could be had, except audi as hfamily would make itself. Tne »ight of a mother's tear* alwaya brought all the hMden strength of the mind to ac tion. I immodiately anked her what gar tnciiU w ere needful. She replied pauta loon*. O, if that is all,' Mid I, 'we will spin and woare him a pair before ho got*. 'Tut,' >-aid mv mother' the wom is on tho sheep's back, and tho sheep are is the pasture.' I immediately turned to a young broth er, and bade him tako a salt dish and call them to tho yard. Mother replied, 'Poor child, there is no ahoep-ahears within thno mile* and a halL *1 have some small shears at tbo loom ■kid I. . ,t>> • • •» * • . " . nil: 'llutwc cnn'l spiu and weave in so short a time.' 1 am certain wo can, mothtt. How can you weave It f Tliere is a long web of linen in the loom. •No matter, 1 can tind nn empty loom. By this time the sound ot the sheep mnilc me quicken my steps toward the yard I rwiui^nl my suter to bring mo the wheel ami cards while 1 went to tlie wool.' 1 weut to tlie yard with my bnith or, and secured a white *hetp,froiu which I sheared with my loom »hc«r» half enough for n web ; wo thcu let Iter go w ith the rest of the fl«^ck. I sotjt tUc wool in with my sister. Lutiur ran otf lor a black sheep, and held her, while I cut off wool tor my filling and half the warp, and then we allowed her to go, with the irmaing part of her tleore. The wool thus obtained wm dulv caret I cd aud spuu, washed, sixed, and dried; a loom was found a few doom otT, the web 'got inwoven and prepared, cut and made, two or three hour* liefore my brother'* departure; this into mv, ill forty hour* from the coiiiiucJH'ojtfcjjt without help from any modem improvement. The good lady closed by haying, 1 foil no wearing, I wept not—I w«» serving my country : I wa« aA*i«tingnoor mother: I wan preparing a garment for mv tlarl ing brother. The garment living finished I retired and wept, till mv overcharged and bursting heart was relieved. The brother was perhaps, one of <leu» era I Stark*** U>st soldiers and with such a spirit to oopo with, need we wonder tha/ Jturgovne did not execute his threat «f marching through the heart of Atpcrj* __ ft Slavic catciiimo id Mtiivuvi), A letter dated Washington September fltli, say* : "A few * IH v h since, a)«> ut noventeeu ulavc*, iii<'|ii<liii^ both Moiiu, mere penuit* tod hy their muttons n»idiug in tuu city to attend a camp meeting toward tin* North part of the State, (Maryland.) Af ter getting their spiritual strength re newed, tliey concluded to turti their face* toward the land of tho free, and had ul* most Micmilcd in reaching a place of safety, vlien the stampede became know n. A «lrover in Baltimore offered to catch the fugitive* for a*harc of the mile money to thu cotton plantation* of tho South.— The owner* having agreed to hi* propo rtion, he went in pnrnuit and brought hack nine of the party, who were yeatcr day j»ut en route for the cotton field*.— The profit* to tho catcher, I am told, amounted to more than $'2,(MM). The rest of the party have not yet been cajw tured." Tiik Work ok tii* Cafitoi. Kxtkx *low. Hie extension of the capitol at Wellington i» on nn extensive and mag nificent H-ale. The otmt of home of the item* i* given in tho Washington Union. The window* of the north and couth front* * IUMi each. The marble workmanship on each of the eastern front doorway* $4070. The t«<# figure* of htatuary to |k> placed over each door urc estimated at f0260. Tlie door* bmnxe, and bear ing baa-relief sijjn* illustrative of Amcri* can history, will cost ♦ I:I,*200 for each wing, They urc dcaigned by Crawford. It i* tin; intention to have one executed nt Munich, and the other, fur the promo tion of American art, in thi» country.-— The door opening from the old hull at the IIoumj of IteprcsenUitives into Urn corridor leading to the new hall, will also l>o of bronze, bearing las-relief design* illustrative of American history, ami will, it in estimated, cost *14,41<J—designed l»v Kandolph ltogen>. The stalunrv in tended for the eastern ]>ediuietit of the north winff of the Capitol, denized and modelled by Mr. Crawford, it is estimated will ro*t ♦KI.'.mkj. For the design and model of the statute of lilnTty, intended to surmount the new dome of the Catii tol, Mr. Crawford is to receive fcioOO, Uie Indian <*irl 942U, and the mantel piece for the Konate reception nwm ♦.MM). —— Mr. KricMon in still working awav w ith honorable persercranco uj>on his caloric engines. He will not give up the | correctness of his theory. He has built eight small engines since the failure of his steamer, and has now ailoat on the Hudson a boat, about seventy feet long, which he has succeeded in driving at a good rate bv tlio combustion of an al most incredibly small quantity of nine kindling wood. Ilicre are two engines, horizontal, single actin -, and apparrentlv about thirty inches stroke. The vessel is an open l*>at, or mammoth yawl, and thu puddle wheels are about ten or twdvo feet in diameter. /iTThc puffing of embryo cities in the West by parties interested, is reduced to a science; but a writer in the Rich mond Whig ilogs them all on his M good wordn for White Cloud, lie says:— ' So rapid is its growth, one of the first settlers of the place, and a resident, left on baaincsa, and was absent only two weeks; when ho came back down the river, be did not recognize the place, and proceeded a hundred miles lower down, looking for the samo little White Cloua he had left • few days before. Tha Bath (Ma ) SeniintJ tells Um follow ing slory : ••The story cua that Judgs IUe, wbo, while an exoeiTent jurist is something of a politieian, wm in Wastiinfton looking after the Interests of some friearts and obmined ra pea ted assurances from Cliflbrd, in partic ular aeeee, only to be repeatedly deceived, lie had become well nigh dfiiiied with Um ooume of things when one day be set Clif ford, who, m usual, was full of prufeeuons and oflbn of eerviee. As the last fa tor be iotended to ash. the Judge requested bin il ha had anv influence, to see that Nmith, we will call him, was not removed (rum souse pretty aSoe in Augusta. Your Mend may be as sun, atys Um chief oi the Board of Trade, of retaining bis place as the son •bines. I held that place right la ay own bands, and to this will noi f»il yon. A day ; or two passsd, and it was announced thai Brown was appointed to the aforesaid oAos, vioe ifcaith leawved. Wbea not they met. the chief bemurapokyetiaallj to say, " I have bee® thinking, Judge, thai yon mart believe me very dish onset or very weak.''— "You have hit it exactly," interrupted tin JadgSt ibnnallj teaching hie hal; (pod