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MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCII 5, 1850.
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19 runt.tsnnti eveuv TCtsiiAT mohsuo, nv
J. H. BAERETT & J. COBB.
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1'roiii Tlio Tao Worldt,
THE NORTH EDDA.
SrVlLLtAM B089 WALLACE.
KoMc was tlic old Korth Edda,
Filling many a noblo grnvc,
That " for Man the onc tliing nccdful
In liis world ls to bo bravc."
This tlio Norland's bluc-cycd motkcr
Nlghtly chanted to bcr child,
AVhilo tlio Sca-King. grim and statcly,
Lookcd upon his boy and smilcil.
And tlic boy grcw np a Sea-ICing,
Graspcd tlio old ancestral spcnr
Krcr in tlio Joturn-battlo
Forcroost, otily lcaring Fcar.
If tlic Valkyrs did not choosc liim
In somc cumbat for tlic dcad
If, whcn old, nnd gray, and wnstcd,
llo was djing iu his bcd
IIc would bid tho Kings to Iny liim
In liis sliip, nnd sprcad Iicr sail
Tlicn, with slow firo burning, givoher
To tlio white god of tlic galc.
So hc wcnt, a dcath-liymn brcalhlng
Fcebly in his snowy beard
So by firc within tlic Occun
Was tlio Ocean-King inlcrrcd.
Odin crowncd liis statcly spirit
In tlie Hcro'a Hall of Sliclls,
Fnrnway frotn Hcla's dnrkncss
And tlio Coward's Hcll of Hclls.
Lct us ltarn that old North I'.dds,
Chantcd grandly on thc gravc:
Still (or Man thc onc thing nccdful
In his world is to bc bravc.
Valkyrs yct are forth and clioosing
Who muit bn among tlie sl.in :
I.et us, like that grim old Sea-King,
Sroilc at Dcalli tipon thc plain :
Emilo tTyrantt leagucd with 1'alscliood,
Knowiiig Trutli, ctcrnal, stands
With tlio IJook God wroto for Frcedom
Always opcn in Iicr hands ;
Smile at Fcar when in our Duly j
Sm'de at Slandcr's Joturndircath;
Snillc upon our sliru'jds whcn summoiicd
DoYin thc darliling dccp of Dtt!!'i
Vator only grows a manhood
Only this upon our sod
Kccps us in ihc goldcn shmlow
Falling from tlio Thronc of God.
Tho Valkyrs arc clioiscrs of thc slain. A
Postiny incxoruble, nliiih it is usclcss trving
to bcnd or softcn, has appointcd who is to bc
slain tlus wai a fund.imcnt.il point fur tlic
Kurse bulicver; us it is indccd for all cnrncst
iiicn cvcrywhcrc. The lltio i hictiultj.
l'rom Cliaml M.1 IMiiilturgli Jniirnat.
ESTELLE ST. ANGE.
l'hilinpo Armuud, n l'aris notary, nnd
probably iho jounpcst man of tliu nnciciit
and honoralilu (rulcrnity to wliicli ho be
longfd I'or hu liad but l.'itcly suctccclcd to
liis lathcr's l)Uiilo.-s oiitcrcd latc imo ce
ning, ilnriii onc of thc niust lcrrific phasc
cf thc first 1'VciK'li Hciolution, a baok titting
room in tho housc ol'Mndamc C'olaidcuu, a
court tn ,iise whcn tliorc w.n a court cj
tabllicd for luany yoars in tlm l'ulaisllo
ul. Tho j'eir was waning towards itscloso,
and iho ncatlicr was cold, wct, and
gloomy thc timo itsdf wat out of joint : but
tpnoofall dcprcssing, cxtcrior iiillucnccs,
Aionsirur X'lnlinpo Aimanu a liand.-onic
but eoinewbat pnlo and dclicatc lookin"
jouny man appcarcd, vcry eoutrary to his
"uui, iu u.uuvrDiii ipniis.
' Ah, Madiimc Colardcau. I nm dclightcd
to fcc jou. lou iook ciianmngiyiana nlnd
cmoiscllo Kstcllu V
'Jsnuitn wcll, .Monsicur Atmand; and
jou, too, scem to liac woniki fully rccovcrod
Irom tlic cK'.pnir witli ivbicli you prctcnucu
to bo ovcrwlicliiicil but a few wccdts tinco. I
cxpcctcd ctcry dav to hear you lnd becn
fislicd out of tho Scinc j and liciojou arc,
not only ery vrell, nlnc. but apparcnlly as
mcrry as a favoyard. Oh, ; ou tucn vou
' Tinics aro changcd, Jladamc. Kvctits
ripcn quiLkly in tbc wondrous dajsmwbicl
' Oh, pircxcmplcl'rejolncd Madarac Col
nrdoau ; 4 thcro is nolhipg surcr than that.
It renuired twcntv vcnra undcr thc old rc.
gimc to cstabliih this butinccs; but jour
cnarming Kctmulic lias tborouglily ucuiolisli
rd it in lcss than as many montlis.'
' Couraso, Madamc Colardeau courago 1
ISctlcr timcs than ou havc cver known arc
coraing, rcly upon it, A tcmpcst f un-
iilcasant, dangcrous orcn wtnlst it Insta, but
it cicurs auu tiurilies tno air. i Ukvc ncws
Iew for me ?"
' Vor vou and Aladcmoiscllc St. Anfrc.
lugcno Duicrnay, son of cWoYaut Count
Uuvernay, is. tlianks to mj asjistancc, ufe
ocros tho frontier.'
Comment 1'icrcnmcd Madame Colardeau
turning palo as deatb. 'Eugcno Uuvernay
teit i ranco. anij without us
' Ccrtainly, ho hai left IVanco, and evi'
tlently without jou; but I Uo not undcr
' Oh, Blonsieur Armand, you do not know
. wyou wcro not told. &lon Ditu, can it bo
Jiossibla ? llut I bavq had my smpicions.
Xbe coant'i ton gonc ! What will tccotno
of us-of Estello, espocially Y and Iho ex
citcd inodisto pactd up and down tho apart
ment in an ngony of gricf and terror.
Tho countcnanco of Philippo Annand
lost in an instant iti joyom cxnrcssian, atd
his 'wbito lipa quWcrcunilb ill-deCncd up
prehcmion as ho dcmandcd Uia menning of
eo strnngo an outburst.
' V aro undonc, ruincd, lost I' sobbcd
Madarac Colardeau. ' Unbappy, tlcceivcd
Who U ruincd, loet, dcoeircd ?' inler
rupted tho notary fierccly. Vou tnuwt havc
lost your sonscs. In vihat manncrctn tho
tnforccd dcparluro of eo ligbt, eo worthlcsia
coxcomb as Kugene Uuvernay, perinancntly
f8ect tho pctco of Mademoisellc St. Angc,
Madatno Colardein continucd to wrinz
bcr hands, and uttcr broken cxclamations of
gricf ind pasnon, but vouchsaicd no otbcr
Mlark you, madame ; ciicJ 51. Armand,
nsping hcr rtidely by tho nrm, nnd forcing
Iicr mto n clmir, ' byall tlio saint in licnren.
unt you thall niuwcr tncl Wimt, I insist
npon bcing told, is tho mcanuig of IheMj
Irnntic onlctics t
' Oh. Moniuiir l'liilinrc.' whimncrcd thc
stnrllcd modislc, ' lli'llo should nao lold
you Miould haoo.plaincd I cannot, inul
not. It what you say is truc,Uicrc isno lailli
no bonpslv in man.1
' I tliink I comprchciid jou," rcjoincd Iho
notary, in a cninicu voicc. l trust at icast
that I do J nnd if so, you inust pcrmit mo to
vinv thc ccnt wlucli lias to mucli UiK'oin
noscd vou, in n vcry diflcrcnt lialit and as-
jicct. Now, litcn ai palicntly ns you can,
wlnlst 1 rclalc to you wnat l.tcllo titrt con
fidc to mc, nlid tlicn lcll mo if I hau any
Ihinj yct morcr sad nnd tcrriblo lo lcnrn.'
' Go on, monsicur : co on I listcn.'
1 It is now about six wccks sincc I sought
n dccisivo lntcruew with your niccc, Made
moiscllc St. Anpc ; not for Ihoincro purposc
ot rcvcaling to Iicr, m colorca pnras? nnil
wonls ol n.iss:ou, Iho tlccp, hcart-'cali'd ilC'
volion whicli for long, palicnt jcars, I had
chcrithcd for bcr with womnn's rcady
quickncss shc had long iincc diincd that
secrct but to ofl'er bcr, tlicn for tho first
timo in my powcr, an honornble Iiomc, n po
sition in tho world, to bo rcndcrcd dnily
briahlcr, moro cnviablo, bv tho cxcrlions of
n ljrac, lionct, lufncclcu man. J.slcllc I is
tcncd to mo with tympalhy, with tcar?, willi
nlmost tcnilcrncfs : but at tlic samc linic con
fcFfcd profcrcncu for Ibc ton of Count l)u-
vcrnay. lo whom shc sanl Iicr laitn was
iliglitcd.. I was slunncd, bowildcrcd, nlmost
niaU I I kncw thc man upon whom tlio liad
lavisucu tho priccless treaturc ol Iicr lovc;
nnu ancr passionalcly wnrnins Iicr vunuv
1 could scc aaainst trustinz in tho ptoniiscs
or oaths ol onc ol thc basrst. tho most spc-
cious hvnocnlcs thal cvcr broimht conlcinnl
anu scorti upon liigh slation, lclt her prrs
encc, as you know, iu a frcnzy of despair.
Now tcll me, mailamo,' addod tho notary, nf-
cr siiglilly pausing, and in aicc wlucli,
spitc ofhis cllorts to spcak calmly, quivcrcd
wilh cmotion, ' can you havo a rcvclalion
morc tcrriblo llian that to m.ikc V
' Go on, monsicur,' hobbcd mailamo Colar
deau ;' jou Faid hc had gonc had passed
tho fionticr V
Aflcr paitini fiom Ktcllc 1 endurcd an
ajo of gricf, anxiciy, and dcspair, unlil last
Thursdav coninn. whcn KuTnnn l)ucr-
nay sudJcnly prcscntcdhimscii in my apart
tneiit.' ' Monsicur )ucrnay vlsiicd you ?'
' Ycs: hc was pursucd. and in imminent
danger of iho guilloline, or lie mighl notpcr-
tiaps havc po creallv coniloicnilcil. lou
are awarc that ho and his fatlicr, l!Lj many
othcrs of Ihcir clsss, havc all along nfl'cctcd
acrpjicsccnce in Iho new ordcrot tbings. and
were iu sonie sott pcls of tho "Girondc."
Thoir fiicnds thcmsclvcs being jut now in
imminent peril of Sr.ninson's tcrriblo nxe.
could ofcourso no longcr aii'oi d Ihem pio
tection : an order for tlieir arrcst had be,;n
issucd, nnd Kugcnc Dutcrnny, and his ciiual
'y cslimablc sire, hd becn for scveral days
lurking iu obicurc hiding.places from tlic
nls of Iho Salut I'ublic'
' I'hat accounts, tlicn. for his Rtran!?o ab-
scncc,' inlcrjccled Madame C'olardcau.sonie-
'Ile threw biniself for piotclion upon
my honor and generosily ; at tbu samo limc
declaring that hc had for somo wccks with-
diawn au prclcnMon lo tlic Iisnd of Madc
inoisellc St. Anso, who, moti'owr, knr.w of
h'n nppliciithn to mc, a::'! bad cxptesscd a
confidincc that I would, for Iicr s.ikc, aid
him lo cseapc thc bloody doom b!cb awaft
' Citl." cxcljimed Madame Colardeau,
with much cmotion. 'Can it bc possiblcV
' It is truo as Ileavcn ! I conscntcd, fo ad
jurcd, to atue Li salcty at tho rik oftny
own. I immcdiittcly procuied patpoits in
:i li'igued naii'u lor luni of touitc: ninl to
inakc all surc, taw liim on his road till dan-
tr of pur.-iiil and rccosnitinn was incr. At
parling be prtscnlcd me wilh lliis ring, a a
lokcn to Ktc!lu thit I liad imlicaU'd ll.c
conlidence sho liad rcpou'd in my ilu otion
io ner wibiio, and that lie tbercliv rt'Mgncd
in my hor all claim or picknlou lo her
' Claim ! ntclinsion 1 llut. Mon Diev.
Monsicur Armand, thcy arc marricd !'
1 Alamrd ! cehocd tlio ustomvhcil notnrr.
with l'renyi?d lchemciiec. ' Miirnnl ! liut
no, no; you are jcsling; lic could not bc eo
uiicily a Mllam t I
1 rcncat to nll. Mnllri- l'hiliimn Ar.
mand, tbat Kugcnu Dmernay and Kilcllo
m. Jn2e wcro nmrricd n mruilli ngo nt tlic
Ilotcl DuMnnnv, in tho Kaubour" St. Ocr-
main, by tho Abbc llonjcan : ho who was
aric'tedand cxrculcd but last wcck.'
lulst iiladamo Colaideuu was tiieakin".
Iho door lcading lo tho inlcrior of tlic bousn
wasgenlly opcncd, and Madeuioisello St.
iMisc, dcatU-ulule. nllcctedlv ralm. but cvi-
dcnlly slruggling with cmotion, glidcd inlo
' llello T csclaimed Philippo Armand, in
n voicc brokcn by gricf and indlgnalioii, and
approaching as if to tnko bcr hnnd.
'Thc ring tlic ring! gaspcd Mademoisellc
St. Angc. waving him from hcr wilh an cx
prcs'ion of passionalo di.gust. ' 1 havo beard
all : Iho ring wherc is it ?'
Tlit notary placcd it on thc tablc; shc
scizcu it cascny.anit altcr minulely cxnmtn
ingi','nurmureu, 'it iiimlccu my Intbcr r ring
tho troth-plighl wilh whicli Kugcne vowed
nnver but with lifc to part. And so, mon-
oitui, vuiiiiiiut'ii iuu uuiununnio gin, luru
ing her beaming, tcarless glanco upon Phil
ippo Armand, you are como to claim as i
bnde tlie woman you havc widowed ? This
ring is part of Ihc snods of Iho aecurt cd traf
fold whcro my husband has, I doubt not, by
juur cunirivancc, pcnsucu.
' What is it you say finterruptcd the no
lary, ngbast with surnriso and indi?nation.
I swear to you. Kslcllo. bv all that mcn
Iiold sacred, that Eugcno Dmernay placcd
that ring voluntarily in my hands, wilh tho
' J'caco 1' broko in Kslcllo : ' ncacc. nud..
cious slandercr of thc illustrious dcad, with
whom, jn life, you could no moro comparc
than might th waysida wccd wilh tho statc
ly mouarchs of thc forcst. My husband was
tno cry toui oi iar.n anu lionor. llut, liark
you, riuiippo Armanuelio iiudcd willi pas
sionate omcrncss, - ovcn it it wcro as vou
assort, woro Ihe lying fablo you havo con
coctcd, as truo as it is falsc, I would not, in
tho vcricst cxtnmity of want, of despair,
liaving uecn onco so iionoreu, itoop tu
churl liko vou 1'
Tho notary rccleil and staggcred bencatb
ner words aa.ir tlicv liad becn biows, cr ratn
er burnins arroirs niercimr througb liis brain.
' I'stcllo,' he at last mournfully cxclaimcd,
aftcr a brief pausc, during wlucli Madcmoi
tello St. Anze. with sudden rcvulsion of (ecl
ing, had thrown bersclf, in an ccitasy of
icars, inio tno arms oi ner aunt ' J.steuc,
unuappy girl, the time will como whcn you
will recognise, and, I trust, rcpent Iho fa'lso
hood of thohidcouscbargeyou have,inyour
"'""3"'""K irenzy, urougiu against me,
And now, Kstello, licar from mo in this CX'
trcmo hour, wbich sunders the solo link
wlucb bound me to canli. tn lifn.
word of truth, and.it may be yet, of belpful
waruingj but for your mad ambilion, ilimu
lalcd and flallcrcd by l.er who now boldi
yoa m nercmurace, toally youriclfrarabovo
vour snhcru and honett iintn iVim Bnr.tit.1.
the despair wbich now wring your Ceart,
wouiu uave uccn sparcci you. i-arewclll
riever moro wid my prcsenco irritale or di
It miut bo rcmcmbcred, in oxtcnuation of
iho uniust violcnce disttbvcd bv Kstcllc.
that tho young wil'o liad idoliscd hcr hus-
band, nnd wilh womairs frcnucnt blimlnefs
in such cases, bclicicd him, ns she said, to
be Iho ery foul of tiulh and honor. So im -
prcsscd, it was no inarvel ihat shc should
tuspcct Philippo Armand of haing invcnt
ed the slory ho had relalcd, in otdcr toprof
it by thc dcatli of n rival ho had lumsclf dc
nounced lo tlio rcvolutionary Iribunnl a
decd, by Iho way, of no unfrciiucnt occur
icnco in tho palmy days of Tcrrorism, Spilo
of tlic solcmn dcn'ial of the nolnry, sho ton
lintind firm in lliis belief, and mouriiing her
husband as dcad, rcsolvcd to chcrish his
mcmory, as Ihat of ono whom, whcn this
tranitory cxislencu was past, shc was des
lincd lo rcioin in that bctlcr world whcre
lifc and loto arc both ctcrr.al.
When Philippo Armand again lcft his
npartmcnt, whcro hc had becn conuncd for
sevcral dnvs aftcr his last intcrtiew wilh
Mailcnioisdle Sl. Amzc, or, mnro properiy,
Mndamo lbicrnny, ho was n elmngrd man.
Tho llro of sanguino joulh, strnng hopc,
high couragc, hnd passed away ; his stcp was
fteblc, his cw dull. nnd but' for tho calui,
gcntle Suulo which iiceulonied grcollnj's of
famili.ir voiecs had still at tinics nonpr lo cull
foilh, it mioht hao becn thought that his
snint had vttrilv uied wiltiin lntn, so pur
tioseless, so sad, so nllcrly desolalc did ho
nppciir. J.slclle bt. Angc liaa ueen Iho ear-
licst, tlio only bcing lliat liad caugiu liis uoy
hood's far.ey : and cach succceding vcar had
only llie. moro dccply stamped bcr pcctiliir
anu suuduing bcnuty a mnu, nppcaiing
lovclmcss, tinlcu witn rainuow smucs, nnu
Ircmulous wilh aried light and tcars upou
his heart. A rash, iucxpericnred plajcr at
llie gamo of lifc, he had stakcd his all upon
onc chance , and lost it. IIc did not fccl thc
slighcst rrscnlnient loward? Kstclle aftcr tho
li'st angry emolions excilcd by hercrucl in
juticc had subsidcd. Shc, too, hc felt, had
built hcr housc upon thc sand;and a pro
found pity for tho desolale lol which must
nwait tho worso-than-widowcd wife of Ku
gcne Uuvernay, mingled wilh and brighton
ed nnd purified thc scnlimcnt bc still clicr
ishcd for Kslcllo St. Augo. To baillu Ihc
licarlless husband at Ihc iuiipiilous gnmc ho
had been plajing, would, ho felt, ahnost ro
pay him for liis own wilhcrrd hnpes nnd
b'xlilo l lil'e ; but bow, in an nfl'air so adroit-
y managcd, to ciTeet that objcet? Timc,
he uiithankcd nnd pa'ient solscrof all ilifli-
cullics, was specdy with his answcr.
The lastday of thc dovotcd Girondisls,
or ut lcnst of nll that had rcinaincd to
brnve thcir fatc ir. I'aris, had nrrivcd, nnd
thc notarv fotind hiinsclfsuddcnlv nnd in-
cxtricably cnlaiiglcd and bonie nlong hy
Iho eagcr crowds who wcro hastening lo
witness the clnsine sccnc in the hvcs of
Ihc young, tho cloqucnt, thu bravc, who
hail sought tu govern Kranco by routidcd
pcriods nm! choicu moral iimxiins; anil In
hear Ihctii, in itmtation of llie Imlia.i of
tho Aiiicriean pruiries, sing their ilefiaiit
ilcalh song in lnilf rcal, nm! half-siiuula-
lcd teorn of Ihc incrcilcss focs, so soon
Iheniselvcs to treail ll o snine ilurk paih to
yet daiker clernity I Philippo Armand,
though licart sick at thc sad spcclac'e, rc
maiueil spcll.bound to tho smtti1 thc lsl
hcnd of Ihat day's bateh ol victims liad
becn shorn away hy Sam.sou's dripping
kuilu ; and tlicn, ili.y anil Inml with linr
ror nnd oxcitcincnt, mocd hastily away.
Itis siiddt'n tiiovcinenl, n lio turno l, dis-
ilnyed lliohat aud wig of n tmiu etnnding
hise behitid, nnd, lilie hiinself, nppaient-nb-wbed.
fascinuted, hy ti:o tenihle
Irainn whicli hatl iust been ctinel.-d. Ah
tho man qtiickly withilicw his allcil'ioti
frnni tho reekiug scairold to rc-ailjtisf
his hat nud wig, their cycs mct, nnd n
glauco of nuit ual rccogniiion was itislnn-
ancnusly cxchaugcil. Thn eouiileiinnce
of llio strangcr changcd iu n iiiiimeut tn u
ehn kv whiteiii's, aud it Eecnicd that hc
would havc lallcn, hnd not tho notary.
wilh reaily iuo'i nco ol iinnd, nasscd lns
nnu llirougli lni, anil saiu
Coinc, lct us '
wnlk liuiiin togcllicr.'
Kot anolhcr word passed betwern Ar-
iiiniid uud iho strnngcr till ihcy had caiu-
cil llio fiirmer's dnmicilc, nud ihcn, having
earefiillv shut thu door, Iho notary nb-
ruplly nddrcssed his irinelliug coinpnn
' That ditnlaccniPiit ofyourwig, Couut
Duvrriiiiy, wasnwkwaril, nud might hatc
1 run, Monsicur Ariuand. I was in-
vo'vcd in tho crowil, nnd fiiired, mucli a
gninst uiy will, to witucns that scene of
titiutternlilc horrur, fcaiing, as I did, lo
atir.ict altcntion by vcry strenuous cffcrts
tuehcapo. llut why hnve you hrnught
mc licio ."
Lislcn, Couut Duvernny : I ran tavc
your lifc, uud will, nu onc conditioii.'
ISaniu naino it rgaspeil the Louiil.
' 1 iiiii nlioul lo do so. Last Tuesdny
cvcning fivo wccks, tho Abbu Uoiijcnn
iiKirricil, at your irsidcnce, Kugcne J)u
veruay to Kelrllc bt. Augo ot tho I'.ilais
ltojnl.' ' llut KiiL'cno is a iiiinor: tho uiarriagv
was au illegal une '
'1 aui quite uwara, Count Uuvernay,'
iulcrrupted thc notary, in n pcrciiiptory
loiie, ' Ihat chicuner) inay hcrcnfifr avail
toannul tho iiiarringc. For rnasons cf my
own.ta prcvcnt il if possible.'
1 Oh. my son iiifuriiicd me that you and
Madcinoisellc St. Angc were'
'Kever miiid what your ton inforiued
you. Herc arc, in n word, tny icrins: 1
will procuro you n passporl, furnish you
wilh a supply of inoticy in short, cnnblo
)nu to lcavc Fraucc, on conditioii ihat
you will iiiuiicdiately tign n forinul dec
Inrutiou, which I will ilrnw up, rcciting
tho date, namo of thc pricfct and wilucss,
and that thc marriagc wnscelebrnted with
your full knowlcdgc and conscnt.'
' llut, Monsieur Ariuund'
'It is usclcss to waste words. E'tber
yourotiested signaluro to such n papcr,
oi the guillutino : tnhe ynurchoice. 1 know
you havo comiivcd at yourson's businessj
nnd cithcr I will fuil you both, or you
toushnnyour last hour. You coiisent.
It ls will,'
Thc nolnry ocatcd hiinelfat his desk,
nnd for the ncxt qunrter of nu hour wns
occupicil in drawing up a forinul docu
lnont m tho cffvct he hnd imlicated.
At what hour did tbe inarriage lake
'About Bevcn in llie evcning.'
The notury rung a bell which etood on
the lable, uud n clerk nppearcd at tlip
tloor. 'Cull Hcnri : I rrish you both'fo
witncst this gentlctnon's iciiature.'
In n few .ninutcs tlio neccrsary fortnal
Itics were coniplctcd, and the clerks re
tircd. ' Which routo do you proposo lo tako ?'
i liat nt Jiouen: i liuve irlendt in tlie
ncigliborhood, who would favor my em
barkation for Kngland,1
'Youshall havo a jiassport for that
plncc. Iu tho incuntiino tako this rouleau
' IIow shall I cxpro.n my llianks my
' You owe ine nonc. Bo careful not to
ttirout of this anarltucnt till I rclurn: I
thall not bolong.'
Tho necctsary papcrs were, by tho no
tarv't inllucnce at tho Ilotcl ile Villo.
snoodily procured ! Count Uuvernay rrn
clied ltouen in safcly, nnd aftcr soniede.
lay, embirked in the nifiht for England,
wnere, nowever, ne was iicstlneil nevcr
toairive. A few weeks aflerwards, it
j was nsccrlnincd that lie linil pcrislicd nt
Mndnino Colnrdcaii, whoc ulterly ru-
' icd nusincM lelt Iicr indccd no rlioicr,
1 ctithcrod togcllicr the tcnnly urt cks of
1 her properiy, nnd, willi liitollc, cngngcd
loiiL'iuga nt a rcs icrtnuio iiirrniiouse. uis
luiit iiliout ecvcii iniles Irom 1 uri? ; nnil
thcro hcr niccc us iu duo timc nonlincd
of n ilnughier. Of Iicr liushnnd Kstcllc
licurd nutliing dircrtly; but jut prcvitius
to icnvuig furif, n etiui oi cigiit nunurcd
imtiea in goid was icit nt Alnunino L.o:ar
dcau'i, dircctfd tn her .ts Madame Duver
nay, necoinpanieil by a vtrittcn intiiriatinn
that Iho fanie suin uoiild bo eupplied
iiuartcily, iiroridrd no iittcmii'.nns rnnde
to nsccrinin thc nniiie ol tho scnder,n hom,
it vu8 stntcd, a discovcry might acriously
EsIpIIo nnd her nunt who had by this
tiine asccrinincd tiint iMigone uuvernay
hnd not, as his abi.udoncd n il'c nt first Mi
ticctcd, pcrislied on thcrcvolutinnnrv scuf
I'nld licbeld in this iinxicus provition for
tliair nccds, a conclusivo proof that the
ciinrpo m ri pudiaiing cir ignorini tlic
uinrriagc brouglit ngailist him by I'hilippc
Arinnnil was thoioiiglily l'nlsc ; ui.tl illi
a tpirit fiirnlicil liy tho sweet conscioiis
ncsKol licing still licdged iu and shcltercd
by thc tulclury cnrc ol' him to uliinii ?hc
liadgivcn bcr hcnrt, Kstcllc awnilcd wilh
nnliuut rrsiguatiou ihc ciiming on of ll:n
linppy limc wliicli iboulil rcstorc Iicr hus
band to liisl'ainily nmlcoiintry.
Mnny wenring Jears hnd pustcd ar.uy;
her niint'i. locks wcio white with ngc, nnd
Iho liltlo Kstollu hnd gron n up iuto a
graccful, intclligcnt giil, whcn a uote nr
rivcd by post at Sans Rotici fann-liiHiso,
inliiitning MiiiImiiic, iiiiw Coiinlcss Uuvci
nay, that l.cr liiisbaiul, Count Ouvcrnay
Ihc fatbcr, it uns slaicd, hnd becn long
sinco dend liad ucccpted thu Kiupcror's
pcriiiission lo rclurn to Krancc; and hc
hnd, iu fact, arrivcd nnd rc-lnkcn posscs
sion ol tlio Ilotcl Ouvcrnay. The hand
w riting of tlic nnto was cvidcntly that of
llio peison who tiansniittcd thcir qunrtcr
ly etipnnd ; cnd tho writer sugffcsted tlic
nccessily of thc Counless Dttvcrnny pre
scutint! bersclf, accnnipanicd by Iicr nunt,
to her husbund on that cry cvcning
Klun icil, bcw ildurcd, terrificd, lioping,
yet ilrrnding, to vcrify the uiiiiouiicciiient
f o Middcnly innde, Ksiellc. array ed iu bcr
riclicst tittirc, nnd uccoinpanicd by Iicr
d.iughlcr nnd Madatno Colardeau, kct oll"
iibniit cvoniug iu a bircd fucvc towards
Counl DuvcrnaywaB acated in a niag
nificenl drnwing room ofthe Ilolel Duver.
nay.hiiiyhing nnd clialting with 6ome mili
Inry (ricnda on tho subjoct ol his rclurn, of
Iho rcsloralion of liis proporly-wliicli, luck.
ily for him, hod utcnped hcing 'nalional
iicil ' tlic npparent fnvorofllie Kmpcrur,
and Ihc ricli and bandsome wifc alreadv
ncicciru ior ium, wucn mo uoor ol llio a
parlment flew opcn, nnd 'Aladamo La
Cnuntcsa Uuvernay ' wau Ioudly atiaoun
cod. Commeinl' exelnimed ihs count,junip-in-j
up, Wlinl in ihu mcnninij ol lhi?'
' It is I itis Rslelle dcar Kugenc,' eaid
hia wife, stiiycring forwnrds, nnd tcnrccly
ablc lo eiand ; 1 aud this is our daugliter I'
Tlie counl startcd back in disinay tnd
confusion. 'You I wifc! Tho wom
un inusl be mad,' lie addcd, rcgaining by
apowcrful elfurl his suir-cuntiol. 'Who
ndmiticd lliis pereon V hc sltrnly dcmand
ed ol tbc hcivildcrcd Eorvanls.
Kstello stood for an inslant ns il uncon
6cious of, or rclhcr as ifiinable to compre
bcnd, llio mcaning ofhis nnrds; and Ihcn,
as if ihc full scnso oflhocount'epcrfidy had
iddenly slruek, ks willi a dtiggcr, lo her
henr', utiered a pierciiiy scieam, and
would 1 1 a ; o lallcn proilralc nti ibu lloor but
furlhe Rtippotiing uimsol'a gcnlleinan who
liad Ibllowed her i.".t" llio room.
' Tukc Iicr, good nniin.'ae,' cuid ihegen
ilcnian, nddrcssinc Alnduiuo Colurdeau:
1 tannol now suslain cven Iicr Bliglit fc'jr-
iiif ii. 1'iuru iicr qii iuu eoiu.
And who aro you V dcmandcd the counl,
' I'hilippc Armand, public notiry, alyour
tcriice,' quielly ipplied llie gcnllemen, as
hc lurncd uud coulionlcd thc enragcd no
bleman. Tbc count's cyrquailcd bcfoto the slea
dy gazo of the noiury, nud be iniiltered
someihing about remcmbcringjlliat a filly,
illegal ccrciiiony liud in b; boyhood pjssed
bclwfcn llie lady nnil liiiueelf.
' You niistnke, Count Uuvernay,' coolly
rephcd I'hilippe Armaiid ; 'it wus n per
leclly legal marriagc, as this copy of a Ibr
mal declaralion niada by your eslceined
liiihcr, nrd supporlcd by Ihc cvidenre of
Mii.lunic Colardeau, will amply leslily.'
The rage of the count, nlter perusing ibo
papcr prcm'Dled to him, was tcrrifie; ui,d a
violcntnlicrcati&n, to which Kslelle, who
liad epeedily te.'ovorcd conscioutncss, lis
tencd wiili brea'.hlesi atlculion, eueucd be
twecn him and tho notary. Tho filin bv
wlucli the had been to lung blludcd foll
grsdu.dly from Iicr cycs, and Eugcne Du
vcrnuy nnu riiuirpc AniiDiiu etoud at ;au
plainly rcvcalcd in Ihcir truc colort.
1 Let us loave this house ' el'.c csclaimed,
rising from tho courh, and lliough pulc as
luniblc, uud trcmbliug convulaivuly, apcak
int' in u firm voice. ' Como I God blest
and rcwnrd you, I'hilippc,' ihu added, tciz
ii'C hia hand, aud wriuuins itwitliBattion-
aic cueriry j ' and if you can, piiyand for-
Tho jotsips of L'ari liad (ull etnploy ment
for tcvtrnl kuccttdiuu days with the nu
mcrous vcrtiuus of iho tudden discovcry
of n Couiitets Ouvcri uy, wlucb flew from
mouih lo mouili. Tlio couut coneulled men
of law, aud to his lufiuitc chagrinwas in-
lormcd that llio inarriau'e could nut be im
pugned. Tbe ollair, favnruhly, bccause
truly rcprrscnird, rcuclied ibe enr of tho
Kmprcst Jotephine, aud tlirouglt her io
tluence Napolron istued a comiaand in llie
guitc nf counscl, that tho iiialler thould be
ut ouce equllahly nrraimrd. Kstello o
course dechned living wilh u husband who
nnu ouueavoreil to tepuuinie ner, nnil aili-n'-ion
of the count's prpperty wat ir.ude, by
wbich nffluonce v.nisocurod to hertell,and
a eplendid succesjion to hcr dauL'lilcr.
whoce BUirdianthip the wat permiiled lo
relain. Tlic eount teried severnl yeatt in
ine rrencn arinics, and roto io liluli rauk
ile wat killedal Montereau: and Ettellc
look potscition of iho Ilotcl Uuvernay,
wncru tne long retiueu wnu ner varlr wiu
oweddaugluer andainiaLle L'rnnd.children
About a furluii'ht aflei the reiurn ol
Count Uuvemnj io Pnrit, and llie r.onte-
?ueoiieclcouliriualinol tilt lusrriaL'twllli
tlello Sl. Anae. I'hilippt Armaod Hiv un-
on bit bed adyirigman. The last litot of
the churcli had been admiuiilercd, llio
pritttbad relired, and the flagging pulio
ol lifc. rapidlv bocomins fcbblor and mnre
Indittincl, frthcricig announced that b tpirll
cnaiieneu by siiuction wat atiout to reiurn
io uou wlio cave it.
"Il isgrowinglale and dark," he fainlly
mutlcred, 'and tiill the doet not conie.'
1 he darknett wat in his onn eyet, for
me Autumn tun wattllll ingnauoie ihc
'It is but three o'clock.' aniwc sod the ai.
tendnnl in a low, toft voice ; and ihero has
i ,. . -
neen tcnrceiy nme tinco yourj message
The sound cf carriacc wheolt arrrsled
Ihe wordt of tho tpeakerj prttrnlly lighl,
hasly tteps aicoode d the tlalrt, and Etlelle,
herdaughler, aud Madame Colardeau, en
tcrcd ihc dcntli chiimbcr.
'I'hilippe, bcel,kindcst, nnd irnes t fricnd,'
cxcinnueu uic Uounices Uuvernay, clasp
ing his white, Ihin hnnd, nnd balhlnglt with
lcnrs, 'would 1 nnglil bid vou Iitc lor me. '
'lloloved Kslelle,' mtirmurcd Ihc tlying
man, and n smile, ns of parling sunhghl,
irradiiilcd liis pnlo features, '1 ,oie lived
fur you ; aud ihat lilc-lask acconiplished,
aui noiv wcn con'ent io ute. f nrcwcll.
beloved, tilt no mool iu henven !' IIc was
frcmtlis Vlhg ofour Uoiuii,
A Yankeo in Hczico.
BY TIIE OI.B 'DH.
Some time aftcr thc war wilh Alcxico
broko. out, a ccrtain Yankce who rejoicedin
tbc nanio of Selh Slron, who hailcd fiom
down Kast, and wbo had becn sucress'nely
sekool-mastcr, singing-roastor, hog-drocr,
horsc-tradcr, log-clioppcr, tin pedlnr, and
(ircuian on a rnilroad, i'ound hiniscll'in New
Orleans without icsourccs. Hu wns soinu-
thing of n tuililarr chnraclcr, hating oncc
been 'leflcnnnt' ia n oluutccr coinp.iny
who woro green hunting shirts, and had a
scmi-annual drill, and while in the Crcsceni
uity was alwas sncclalor of tho bundavnnr-
adcs, in iho l'lacc d'Armcs. Thirel'ore il
was not t'jrnrisinj, that hnding his funds ut
Ihc last cxtrcmity, be marehcd un to a mil
iuiry rcndczoit, and prcsentcil iiimsclf to
tbe rccruiling ollicor nsj a candldate for thc
honor of sen ing his counlry. The r.e.it
day hc was parading tho city in thc 'gcntccl'
elothing furnishcd by our univcrsal L'ncle.
tuid tn liis glazcd cap, bluo roundabout nnd
aius, anu atikie j.icks, uouuiios tliought
imsclf thc objcct of ncneral allcnlion. llo
,.,it ll.rm.nl, ll.n ,,,,,,.,.,1 ..,,,1 .l.Ui:.. .1...
laost approtciTfjsiiion, nnd was soon perfect
il his farings nnd whccling. In the course
ol a few uioulhs hc was niaiching wilh his
rcgimcnt from Corpus Chrisli, cbock full ol'
npirits, with thc tuospcct of a fisht bcfoic
Ium. In ths first batllo our licro boichimsell
lfavely as thosc who woro thc cpaulct, and
wsntcd only ihc dislinclion to bc bonorably
uicntloned at Washington.
Aftcr crossme thu llio Ctrande hc was an-
pointed soreeant, and, of course, rose a fool
tallcr from consciousncss of his blusbing lion
oi s. At the liltlo lown of Dolores, whcre
Ihe army haltcd for a whil, ho wasassigned
the chargo of a depot of nondcr that was
stored iu one of Ihc bcst liouses, on thc pi
azza, wilh a command of about a dozon mcn,
and ordcrcd to maintain his i-Oit uniil rc-
licvcd. One day he oblaineu lcac of ab-
scncc to go n shooling aftcr snipcs, wbich
wcro ahundant in llio cnvirons, but Iosing
his way, icmaincu out all ni"bt and did not
gtt back till a latc hour lbcjnc.t day, whcn
he rcturucd in fcar and trcmbling, anticipa
ting a icpriinand oran nrrcst. On gaiuing
his quarters, his aslonishmcnt was grcat ut
Gnding no traccs of tho Amcrican trcops.
Tho stars nnd stripcs had disappcarcd, and
in thoir placo the Mcxiean tri-color was wa-
nng Irom Inc clall iu mc ccntrc ol tlic pla-
za. llo banicadcd his door, honcvcr, alc
his suppcr, smokcd a cigar nud thcn lurncd
in. t hc ncxt niormng bc was awakencd by
a tremcudous bubbub in tlio squarc in fiou't
ot bit post drums were bcaliug.fifcssqucak-
mj, and crics ol ' hl Xankccs. laiscd aboro
all tbc othcr din.
Serscant Slronir. aflcr rcconnoitcrin!' tbe
forcc outside, which, with tho cxcepliou of a
wuuiu'ii.icpgcu suiuicr, was composcu tu civ
ilians he.iued by thc Alcadc,opcncd his door,
and presculiug Iiimsclf, ewotd in hand, dc
mandcd lo know what thcy wantcd, in vcry
Tbcrcupou ho was foiuially cummonod to
surrcnder by the Alcadc.
' Look a acre, slranggr, said tbc Sorgeant,
whcn you bring mo an order from Jen.
l'alor or Maior llliu to 'urrcndcr, ncrhaps
1 shall obey and pcrbaps I sban't. Gcn.
Ta)lor nevcr surreudcrs, and I don't sce
Hliy bcigcant btrong sbould.
' Pethaps wo will i'orco jou to surrcnder.
Wc arc many and jou aro few,' said tbc
ox urc a poiir, uucerable sot ofbcan-
eaiiug armiuts, retorted tbe laukce as be
clired slaiummg tho door 111 thcir laccs.
All that day he rcmaincd iu closc quarlcrs,
while tbe towu was in fcrment, and thc Al
cadc issued a jironunciamen'o against tho ob
stinalc North Aiuerican bnrbannn. A copy
of tho proiunciamtnto was tluug inlo au opcn
window ol tlic ucpot, uui tno lanKcc only
Luiilicd nt it and tnislcd it un to light bis
1 ho ncxt day, howcvcr, matters looVcit
morc scnous. Acoaipanyot IMexican sol
tlatlet, bcadcd by a fierco muttnibvd wbis
kcrnudo on a muslang, cnlcred tho towu,
uud aftcr a bruk conlcrcuco cf tbc oll'tccr
wilh Ihc aulboritics, marehcd to atlack thc
ong hold of tho Sergeant.
Tlic lutter was up und dicsscd. aml thi
windows of his house wcro wide open. As
Ibo hostile fuice approachcd, hc was sccntit
ting on the edge ot n barrcl, wilh tbc bcad
out, smokmg luj Tcritablo tiyar.
' l)og of a Yankce,' sbouted thu Mcxiean
Captaiu, aftcr bringing bis men iulc linc,
lusiauny iuiiciiuvi u, uiavrviiou or uo cui
' Not as you knows on,' said Sctb stoutlj .
' I guess I wasn't born in tbc woods to bo
skecrcd at au owl. Jest look hcru herc's
twcuty barreli of powdcr, fust-ralo articlo 'tis
too, cost unclo sum a rcnp ot money, sow,
if vou dare so much as wiuk ut mc. audnint
oiiu of your sboolin1 irons at this individual,
X II drop my cigar rigkt into tlus barrrl and
blow )ou all to kingdom como in balf a scc
oud.' The Mcxiean oflkcr turncd pale as bis
cbocolalo cooplcxiau would permil; stmck
bis snurs into his muslanz.and rodo od'atfull
tpccd, fullowcd by bis gallaut sulJaJes, all
nuuiliis lur luvir u ca.
Sctb Stronj gave three cbccrs for tbe
'Flag ofour union, and rcmaincd uastcr
ofthe field. Thc troopi having marehcd cff
tojointhc Mexican army, ho had tho au-
daciiy to makc a reimisilion on tbo Aleado
lor proviDioni, at ho was cntircly out.iiucat
ening, on bis refusal, to blow up tbo town.
Tho proviiioiu woro duly fortlicomiug, but
Iho bcrgcant would not tatto a morcel unlil
Ihe Alcado bad tct tbe examnle, as bo wai a
little afraid of bcing poisoucu.
Io this way bo bcld out for a wcek or two,
whcn learning Ihat a itrong corps of the cn-
rroy wcro opprjaclung, bo cvacuatcd liis post
carly ouo Cue morning. But accordin;' to
bit account, bo gin 'ura tometbin' to rcuicm-
bcr hira by f for bo lajd a train of powdcr as
ne wcnt aisng, lor upwarus oi tno tnues i
' and,' said be, when 1 got on top of a little
hill, whcre I could bave a sood lookout, I
jest tccbed her o!T wilb a locoloco and, O I
tcissort anu .icrustitm i tuert was a lettie
tbe tallctt kind of an eartbquake tbat wat
ever rainufactured. The tlceple of that
'ere cathcdral thook like if had a touch of
the up er, ind the lilttt house where I htd
been livin'for a foitoighl, tadeil up like a
rocket. I reckon there wat nich unlo a cord
of buman beiogs ascendin' and detccndin' iu
tbat almoiphcre, tnd 1 tlio't I tee the old
leadcr ahead of all othen makin' a bco lino
fur the tun and luoon with a horizontil tbirt
The Scrgcant't report to (lcn. Taylorran
as followt t
Deaii Oinral: I haro tlio lionor to re
port that I bcld on to tbat are powdcr intga
xino down to Doloret, till I couldn'l bold on
to it no lonjjcr. I tuccessfully rciittcd tlit
Alcade and inbabitinlt and a company of
nilsertblo togers that they fctchcd agin me.
I.n.lin' fti .nnniu uia. nrtn.lln 1... f.iwrt
my slrcnglh bcin small, I deemcd it wcll lo
rctirc wlucli I did in good order not bcin'
cncumucrcd with baggaire. I destroyed Ihc
slorcs 1 left bchind, and wiili 'cin, I beliuvo,
a largo niimbcr of Ihe cncmy, ns I judgo
from sccin' of 'cin in iho nir nt nn clciation
of about nineiy fect,as nigh asl rouldjudgp.
Gincral, I ain t much ot n schollnrd but
Iho rcport made down lo Uolorcs was n snor.
ler, now 1 lcll jou. I only wish you could
a beard it.
Pomcwhcre down on thc Itin Grando.
Wc havc nol sccn Seri;cint Strong'n namo
in any hislory of tlio war, but if hi'lory bo
truo, ho ccrtninly made morc noiso than any
othcr man in Mc.tico.
Tide qf Kmiyralton Aj.prarance anil ciar
acttr of the llmigmnti H'enr ytig wetl
tcaril Culorctl sclllemcnl in C'oss Cuunlij
"lii'j Tom" is iiduc lolht Cvfony
Thc national ilanrer from slttvcryWclti
in Michiian 1rt llats and Ihcir dteel
lings TmJJie in lice stocl; hclween Ihe
East anil 'estComcralion tcitha Iho
sier V'dlayc nf iYi'e j Utpurlure for In
diana. Thc broad allurial vallics of thc west
arc thc field for cmigralion, both fmn
Inrctgii lauds and Irom thc easlcru parls
ofour own. In 18 13, itis suppnscd
that 000,000 cmigraius laudcd frcim Ku-
rnpc on our suorcs. Iu ICI'.I ihcir tium
ber was csliinated at 1000 prr day.
fluitc a proportion of this large nutnbcr
scek houics wilhin thc embruce of the
wide-sprcnding wrst. From tho first of
September lo thc last of Noicinber, the
i;reat thorouglitare lcading from Ohio to
Ulncago, and tlicncc to lowa, was liucd
with eiiiigraiit wagons cuing to the laud
nf promisc. I'our and six teams usually
nccoinpanicd each otlier. 1 lie wagons
wcrc all covcrcd willi white ranrass, and
prcsenlcd an iniposing appearaiice. Day
alier tlay, lor uccks and inontlis togclli
cr, lliesn oands or cotnianies ol ctni
gr.iuls might bc sccn prcssing Ihcir wav
weslward, in numbcrs that would almost
btifilc coinpulatiiiu. Like a flcct in the
ilislancc like the white flcccy clouds
that floal berote tbe gctillc brecze, so
movcd lliis mighly inasa of teams nnd
hondcd waggons, at all hours nf the day.
Onc would be lod to suppnse that thc
nldcr slalcs wuuld, at this ratc, soon be
uepopulated, so great is the efllux wcsl
ward. I'lfty ycars ago, tbcrc were less
than 300,000 peoplc west of tbe Allc-
ghanics. INow there arc tcu millions I
.'-,f.t. nm, ir.inl tpfiir, pnrrioa lilrttK. ti'lllt
it all ol tlfe clcmcnls nccessary tS thcir
subsislciice. and moat of theni for thcir
cotufort. I hcy usuallv camp out in
tlinip ivamma nml fnnb llin'ir r.tnil ntut
partako of their incals, around thc camp- Tllcse a'limals arc phylivoroiis, and con
f.rcs, tightcd fur their convcnicnce. ruct tbcir dwc l.ngs m such a manner.
Somc havc cook stoves in onc end of
ihcir wagons, which they l.eat uP on
uloppiiig for the niglit. I liey usually
wasli by moouliglit,
and han their
cluthcs on tho bushcs and leare them lo
dry over niglit. I'oland starcli and flal-
irons were of no more use lo them than I
.lamask curtaius and silver plaie to the
backwoodsman in his hul of Ings. I
Thcsc emigrants are a hardy and cn-
tctprisiug class of mcn and ,(.,
w hose appearaiice indicqtcs that ihey are i
prcpaicd to srapple with Uerdiilea.i dif-
L, twi ,.r ,l,..m ro ,l.,nl,ilp !
possesscd of u s 111 all capilal to aid them
iti layiug thc liiutidaliou of their futurc
hoiitc Our piit was somewhat cxcited,
liy the appearaiice of onc emigraul fain
lly, who doubtlcsa were poor. Theycv
idenlly set out tiuitc too latc in tho sea
son, and were doouicd to rcjcli their
place of dcMinalion by the slow aud te
diuiis process of bcing drawn by au ox
team. It was near tlie last days nf IS'o
vember, 011 a cold aud frosty morniug,
that wcsaw them. They had slepi in
their wagon, aud had risen and partaken
of their humblo incal. Thc wife liad
an infant, besides othcr small clnldren,
anil as the sun was not risiu, they g.nh
crcd around llie firc, sliivering with cold.
The man appeared j ided and wealhcr
bealcu. Uis r.arc-wnru counieuaiice
pruclaimed that his lol in life was loil
anil auxicly. 11c was busy in galhering
up lo depart, while liis poor oen lowed,
itidicatiic uf thcir lotieliness and sc.iuly
fare. lliiuois, lowa aud .Miuesola, nie
rapidly fiHing up with easlern scttlers.
Some 1500 wagom crossed thc nver at
Burlington, lowa, in fivo weeks, from
Ohio, liidiaua, aud IHiunis, and a like
number at ull thc olhcr ferries below
this point. Not only are the east mov.
ing west, but the west are ptishing far
ther weatward, unlil thc Pacific alonc
will he the 1 im its ol our wide domain.
In Cass Couuly, Michigan, thrre is a
setllement of freo blacks, most of whom
were oncc alavcs, aud have been em.in
cipatrd by their inasters. Not long
since, forly were added tn their number.
Thcir masttr liberated them, gave them
funds, nud appointcd an agcnt tn accom
pany llicin aud inicst Ihcir money in
land. They arc tndustrious, nnd cnm
maiid the rtspccl of thc wliitcs about
Ihem. They have a merchant and va
rious inccliauics, aud eacli pursties his
calling, wilh a due degree of succcss.
One of their number is nond for his su
perior strenglh, and bears the cogno
men of " Ilig Tom." When he is in
town, all feel safe. Ile is a sort ofinsu
rance company in himsclf, both for life &.
properiy a kindof stcam pipe, orsafe.
ty valve, through whicli all their fears
eseape a sort of nioiled wall, llial.in
their view, renders thc place is impreg
nablc as a fortress. One night, "Tom"
wat out of town, and, as might be ex-.
pected, a gang of Kcnlucky kidnappers
cnme prowling abouj the setllement, and
succecded in seizing.tipon a mother and
her three hoys, and catried them as far
as South Bend, IniUana. " Big Tom "
rallied help and pursucd tlie viMaint, and
omrtook them at that place. They
were commitlcd lo jiil to awiit their
tnal, and the slolcn latnilt restoretl lo
ihrir fripnda airain. Oll 1 the t'jrnitude
Oll 1 the t'Jrpitude
nd cuill or these land aharkt! Or all
mcn ,herliirclinSInan-.,ealeraare the
dreg.-tho ecum-the orf.scourinB of
society. " They lie iu wmt they tet a
trip they catch mcn. "
There is a prnverb that nn mtn can
bind a chain upon thp limb orhn neigh-
bor, without incrilablc fatc fasteninix tho
olhor cnd nround liis own body. This
has becn signnlly rerificti, in thc cisc of
the Amcrican npprcssnr, hilc he has
dchasod and t'egradcd others, ho has
himsclf hccomc drgradcd. Should
Slavcry be fafther cxlrndcd, ils reflec
tive infltieiice must hc felt iu tcrriblo
visitations orer thc whnlc land. Nations
aro tint nut of ihe rnach of Justicc.
oiavcry is a crmic tnal cannot cacapo
pilnislimcnt. On tho pagc of hislury,
are alrcady insrribcd its niiiiitimriils,
and its tstrihutiona. Greecc had Iicr
slaics, arnl ihcTurlt now has pnsscssion
nf the land of I.cnnid.ts and Socrntcs.
Itome liad her sI.ivcj, and thc tnonii
mcnts of Iicr glory havc cruinblcd lo rln;.
Thc crimcs of this natioii arc blackcus
ing in tlio face of hcacn, aud it would
scem that nolhin? but tlie luud lila.n of
jttdgineiit could awakcu us to a tcnsc
of our dntijcr. llut iuilice ia about lo
Imld a slcrn rcckoiiing with this guilly
iiatinn. Tho titue is shorl tlie intcrcst
at stake is vast lieyoud calculation, nut
only to this natioii htit lo tlic wholc
world. bhall tlus nniion belic its pro
fcssions, aud be bcld up lo the scorn of
thc cuilizcd earlh! Sl all it bcthcdc-
mon of oppression j or thc genitis ol
iinivcrsal eiiiaiicipalion ? Thcsc are
questinus that arc soon to bc dccided
I'orcvnr that arc bcing croudtd inlo
ihs compass of a few jcars, aud call
luutlly upon all thc ininistcrs of justicr,
lo rcndcr a Iruc aud righteous tcrdict.
The pcninsula of Micliigau ii com
paralirely lcvcl ; lience there are but
few spritiga or running brooks. Wells
are inainly depended upon for culinary
and stock purposes. Whcre they arc
localed upon elcvations ofljud, thcy arc
carricd iu some iustaiices tu thc depth
of from 75 to 110 fcet. I'hey arc us
ually stoncd ttp willi trood. This arises
from the scnrcity of sto.ie, Biick, made
iu a scmicircular fonn, arc coining into
cry gcncral usc for this purpnse. The
bottums of wells iu this state are one
vast shctt of tvalcr, rcjcinbling a pond or
lako. The wel!iniker digs through thc
crust of canli, aud on reachiug the
world of waters bclow, ascends the pas
sagc whicli hc has planked around him,
in his descent, und proiiounces the uell
finished and ready for usc. Whclher
llie pcninsula is a iloatiug inass aslatc
'"nt sea," are questinm for the spccula.
lioii3 of tlie curious and scicntific. Thc
marshcs prcsent a singular appearancc
prctious to thc sctting in of wititcr. To
a slranger, they have tlie appearaiice of
beiiijj covered over with iniiumcrable
!y-cocks. They are, however, thc hab-
itatinns of thousand of Musk-Kals, which
buihl thcir houscs iu the fall, and bur
rnw in them through thc wiuter inoutlis.
1 '" neuu to inc uoiiotn oi
! !'? ,n'1rs"' ?"",r:1"r" " ,,,el" ''"
ritey are ihriiicd into attic nud lnwc
flor"'i imu exiiiint mucli skill iu llieir
coiistrucnoii. 1 hey are takeu by ihe
' fi'l numbers, durit.g ihe
wmlcr seajon. who thrtist spcars down
1 ,rmlS1' hab.tat.ons and niurdir
j'11-' 'leir,ci;'"s ?"J u5spect.ng rats.
0ler -100,000 or thcir skins it issaid,
"0 sold aiinually in thc Lnglish markct,
'ro'V tlm counlry.
, u a 1 "J" rinc num-
beriiig about .100. I hcy were bound
for Adrian, where they were to take tlic
rail road for lloslon. Thcy were all
fat, and were to be slaughlered on llieir
arrival iu niarkct, Tlie facilitica fur thc
bhipmcnt of lite slcck, by rnil road atid
caniil, arc such, that a large and incrcis
iug trafiic of lliis kind is springini; up
betwcen the east and the west. There
were shipped, during the )ear, nol far
from 110,000 live nnd fal hogs, besides a
large nuiuber of carcasses. There is
nol any doubt liut that tlm nutnbcr for
tlic year tocome, thu will pnss on east
of IlulTalo, will cxcctd 100,000, if the
scveral rail road companies would ar
rauge thcir cars su .19 to carry a doiiblc
loail ol' hogs or sheep, 011 each, which
tuiglil and ought tn be dnue. At iionu
we cngaged iu cnntrrsatiiui wilh a lloo
sier, rcsidmg 00 iiulcs west ot' Cincin
uali. Ile slaled Ihat a brislt trade was
goingon betneen his neighbors and the
shnp keepers of Cincinnati. The far
mers were rrptirchajitig their flour and
Irims, and trauspnrling it back tn Ine
upiiu. The wheat crop liad fiilcd, lience
the Hour must be rcpurcliascJ. Thc
cholera prcvailed, hence sall ineats in
stfad of frcsh luutt be 11-cd. Il.itns,
whir.h were sold fr (i and 7 cts., were
boughl back at lu cts per Ib. Fal cat
Ile would hardly spll at any pricp, so
slight was the tleinauil for frcsh ineals
lience we procerded to Niles, which is
a smartplacr, aud rapidly growing iuto
nn exleusive liusiness mart. It is situa
ted on thc St. Joscpli river, about 35
uules above its mnuili, Sleambnals,
and othcr crafls, lotd at ll.is place fur
Uclroit and Uulfaln. Il is rendercd
somewhat picturcaque, liy the large num
ber of original forrsi trees, that rcmain
to beautily its slreets aud ynrds. It has
foiir handsnmechurches.and some splen
did residences, and numbers not far
from 3,000 inhabitants. Niles it cnti
tled to be ranked among thc first rillages
in the state, cnusidrred in point of beau
ly or in a biisiuesslight. Our stay herc
was short. We ccn-.uded to pay a visit
to tlie Iloosier atate, and accordingly
left this point at our carlicst convcn
ience. a. n. K.
-Ourcorrlipondrnt ia mUuken, Greeca bta betn tn
in(lcaJt ol nalluii, laca I9.T. An!weniar hr ,y.
tHaltllof Iha nclttit natlu Cteulit. JcwUh, anil
Clir'atlaol tba coaiurfira aanetl aa tlio enU8'ad
tolaraleil and practlrcd SWtrrr la lla waril furoia-CD.
C3T Ulcjictt bo Iho hand whieb preparcs
pleasure for child. I'or there is no saj ing
whero and whcn it miiy tgtin bloom forlh.
Uocs not almost evcry body rcmenibersomo
kiud-hcarlcd man who tlioirci! him a kind
nois in thc quict dav s ofhis chfldhooil t Tnv
wriler of tliii rccolfccts binuelf at this mo-
raenl, as a birefooted laJ ttauding at the.
wooden fence 01 n poor lilllo garden m nn
nalito villago j wilh longin,; cycs ho gazed
on llio fiuwert whicb woro blooming thcro
j-or rroiniVlitt!o co.l.sc-lwa. awood
culer b tr,d,4n,i ,Pcut tbo whole weck
' at his work !n the wooil. llo was como iuto
his garden to gather a tlower to slick in bis
coat when bo wcnt to cburch. He law tho
boy, and brc!:!ng off thc moit bcnutiful of
his carna.ions it was strkkbn wilh rcd and
white gai e it to liim. Ncilher Iho givcr nor
icceitcr spoko ono word ; and with bound
ing slcps tho boy ran home i nnd now, hcro
nt n vast distanco from tlmt homc, aflcr so
many cVenij nf so irtany Jears, tlic feclmgof
gnililudc which ngilatcd thc brcnit of that
buy cxpicsscs ilscit'on papcr. Thc carna
tion has long sinco wilhorcd, but it now
bloomj nfrcsh I)onglai Jcrrnld.
THE POLISHED BObTsT
The Rich Brnsscls Carnot.
-1 HtTillniij Ktcven Jlundrcd and Tic'ntjfour
Vollar l'risr. Talt
" (So lt, bouts. "- Sliltoo
Scc 'em !
Scc lliose new hooli slauding quiclly
as n sumiiicr's cluud, upou the rich Ilrus
Illack aa the night of doom, llicy sit
quiclly upon thc rich Brnsscls carpet.
Tcn tlioiinand tcmpcst cluudj m idc up nf
lainp-hlacl:, midnight nnd Iili'o niggers,
could nut rival in darkncst lliose nctv
cair-.kin honts, siltiiig qnictly upo i tlie
nctv Brusieb caipc.
Ilow still ihey arc i
t.ikc a blaclt Berkshire pig, on somc
suinmcr'a day, hall' buried in mud, iin-
sltrrrd by tlic gcntle galc, sil the boot3
upon the carpet.
hoolt agaiu !
The sun jtist sinkiiig iu the weit like
a huge Orange county cheesc. Thc
splcndifcrously goldcn curtaius arc un
rolling around his cvcning coucli. The
plnugli-bny is prcparing to tttrn out his
team, aud thu milk maid, as bappy as a
l'cri with a new honnct, is nbout tn milk
thc "cnlle cowj.
Ilow bcaiiliful !
Thc rich, noldcn sunshinc pccrs in at
tlic raiscd wiudow, and batlics in aflood
of light ihe room with thc rich Urusscls
Ilow it lingcrs upon thc new calf-skin
bonts sitling so st il I. Not a sound is
hcaril, yct how thc hnnts shine in thc
goldcn sunshinc I Thcy glittcr like a
warrior'o hucUles, all scouretl up. Like
a ucgro's hccl in a dark ui"ht, appcar
llie bonts, in the goldcn sunshinc, upou
the rich Drusscl'a carpet, at thc closc of
I he uools were paid for 1 That day
they had becn purchascd.
What ccstacy I
Thc first new pairof calfskins boots!
ls ihere a free born Amcrican cilizcn
whosc heart does not throb at ihe mcn-
lion of such thingsl I'uiut him out,
aud lct hiir. bc hraudcil as somc iihsmi
thropic wretch who enlcrcd upon thc
greit slageoriifc wilh noihing butcnarse
cowhide stogics lo little his humely Teel.
i'cl every rose has ils ihorn. Kvcry
pleasure has its pain. Kvcry slicl; of
candy liasan cnd. Wo rcniember wclj,
as we lonkcd upon thosc new call
skin boots, bathcd in a flood of goldcn
sunshinc and siltiug quicllv upcn tho
rich Brusscls carpel just at iho dcclino
nf dav, that some ill-fatcd olTipring of a
cow liad been slain in cold blood, Ips
slcck glossy skin cul from his quitcriug
Iksli, aud plungcd inlo lan bark and
limc, nhilc thc bcrcated iin thcr was
moaning for tbe calf ihat should bleat
no more, or capcr around wilh his hind
lug? and tail iu thc air.
Calvc s must die !
Whctlicr upon ltvo legs or four, wii
solemnly reitcratc Ihe iruth, '.'..a: tfalvcs
mi.st die. As we lliopntof ihcse tliings,
a tear camc tlic eie. We brushed it
aw-y and turncd boldly to the fuiurc, as
wc lookcd upon thc new hools, titting
quiclly upon the rich Btusicls carpct.
A man may liatc virtuc, capaciiy, aud
good coiidiirl, aud yclbc insupportablc.
The air and manner, which wc neglect
as little tbings, aro frequently wlut thc
world judges us hy, nnd mokcs them dc
cide (nr or agaii'tl 113. Thcrc are many
lilllp malters of pcrsonal bcaring and
cotiduct, which must bc managcd ili .
crcetly if wc wish to be at all agrecablc
wilh our fellmr creaturci. Il is 111 vain
lo sny that such a man, though as dirty
as a pig, is a gnnd cnd able man, nnd
ought, thercf'irf, tn be delightcd 111 II 19
gnodncss aud his ability are lery well
111 their own way ; but 'twerc aspossiblc
to Imld a firebraud iu otu's h..nd by
thinking on the frosty Caucaus, ns !o
cndiire the persimal juxnposiiion rf
such a man upon n uure considi raiioit
o" abstract properlirs. For ull the pi.r
poscs of persou.il imercnurse the pi r
sonal qualificatiuns are thc priinc consid
eralinn. Not that il ii neccssary that
evcry niau should bc oxtrcmely clcganl,
or au adept iu tbo rulcs wlucli constitutc
good breeding. The want of pnsitivcly
ood qualuies is of lcss conscqueiicc
1I1111 the posscssion of posilivcly bid
nues. Thc most faslidtous will fiud uo
difiir.ulty in cudurmg a man who is lit
tle skillcd in thc uicc formalilirs of tbc
drawing-room auil dinncr tablc. If suclt
3 man is tinobtrusirc, he will pass very
wcll, thnugh it is certainly desirablolliat
all should be to a ccrtaiu extcnt pre
parcd to act according to llioso laws,
which the inass of refiued society havc
fnuud tn bc c-Miducivrto thoir happiness.
ISul nn man can expcct to bc much liked,
who is nddictcd tn certain liahits of a
conspicuous kind, tbc direct tendency
nf which is to inspiro painfdl feclingi iil
those around him.
PcEiis. Ilaj anl Taylor, in bii sketthci
ofthe lato Calilornia Contcntion, sat:
' Now and then a sccneorcurrcd, which wts
ainutiug cnough. Somt) scctian being bcfcro
the Convcntion, dcclaring that Ciery eilizen
arrestcd for a criminal offcneo, thould bo
Irled by a jury of his peers, a mcmbcr unfa
miliar wdb such tcehnical lcrms, moicd to"
striko out tho word ' pccrs.' ' I don't liko
ihat word ' pccrs," said he, ' it ain't republi
can ; l'd liko lo know what we want with
pttrs in this counlry we're not a monarcby,
and we have got no Hcrjio of Parliameut
I lole for r.o such law.'"
Tiik II.utv Giiil A bappy (Irl is to
known by her frcrh locks nnd buoyanl t piritt.
Uar in and itay cfut the Im somclhing to do,
tnd tbo tnkes bold of werk as if sho did rut
fcar to toil bcr bacds or dirty hcr ap'rou.
Such girlswe lovo and rcspcct,hcrcvcrwa
fiud them iu a palacn or a hoicl. AlwayJ
pleasant and alwayj kind, they nevcr turn
up thcir noset beroro jourfitco, or alauder
011 bchind our back, They havo uiora
aenso and hc'tcr rmplojment