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s ... - in K 1 . ..UJT, H Ji Ml E2J B3 V 'Aagusf tO, lS63v Of P fl. i -mm u M n wu !;;; (J i .'. - : vvvv -4 hi) 7r' ; AL I C 1, OB T EE CU RSE. 1 " s TUK LEfiENP OF CLI.ABY GRANCEs f VTtjs'rjore than a hundred aril fifty years 4 V f go fcr it ws in tho reign of James tho Sec 'padJS c -Jtmrencefl Ilcstcr Zeanc, 4 when Co-; , i Jonel air-. Getc lived here with his fo-o. aud tvo darhtcrsv His eldest son was like h!m ' ' flf, in tho .'.l iny, and seldom at Korrit ftn j his youngest was a great Konw' to bin, ber . v -anse ho, was bookish and gentle-teKmercf , ' iecbje luwuf.,- toot his father, f?a;d,'an4 bpj rcutt. iiayo j,aa-Komeiaiims"ot that sort to act as J c I'LOTwards did ; and' the Colonel tiimsclt w '(o.( proud ran, fond ofrois- tnng c t.anTrv and fox-huntm ""after he re- j tired to this place ; and he had the bad taste i to ina ke y. Imtt of his youngest son before kuubu njuiufl i ai an .unuerstana him. ". there r. ould h-avo been r.o peace for Edwin ainfiet'c (thr.t was the vouncst son's nnr.io it liadi.'t been for his sister Edith. who was pontic, like himself, and v.ho loved .nim so much that she eon d sp nn fnlf hiiu. Helen, the eldest d;iuy;hlert was boM and lomincerin;r, like her father ; and Edwin .t drcalcd-hcr most, Trhar; because the stin- ging riproaches for his weakness were harder ,to bear from a womnn than a man; and more of a letting down. With all tha, he hadn't the energy to help himself to anything. He jnight have enteftd the Church and his father ptofaneiy Said he wasn't fit for any thing betterbut he didn't take to it. He r.eemed un;;blo to do more than dream on in . his own quiet way; .and the Grange 'was-al-' most too-hot to hold him. ; , 44 Thing3 went on in this way for a great t' miiy years; the Fft.ns find daughters were ftllunmarrib3, and the tvt o eldest, Richard and Helen', weru get tin r; of a good age, when the colonel suddenly considered that Edwin , mijht be married;' "if nothing else could be fc , do to with him ; and he entered into a treity ; wiUi Sir Jqhn Morton, who lived in the High pe ak,,ibr one of his daughters. .Edwin had . never been rebellious he had only kent-on ln? for she guessed that she was come to a.sk ; and her father had her. to plead for her grandmother : and her heart had been wrung bv what her h. was fhanie to take the old woman's life';" for I no belief in wituhcrafc; but when i; he l ficard what tne girl had asserted, us itE ned,.for the purpose of gaining her . en' thous!it that she must belong to a J bad for he.coiMd noc imagine that a Va:3gte could so he to his own soul as hU brof r sd done that day. , , lr "val5e was driven frth harshly ; but when Hhon.to the court-yard she, Wl on her tknft fcd invoked- :v makdict-on on the hous J which sh ,i!al ,1ei ' tro,lcd so cm- eliy s til ;is. both brothfciu' istir had bro .' Ken fch -with her, bhe prayffd i fiat tho iu - : turo ita and tho danglers oftQ AVainilotl- act as to prove a hittcTness avA a one another for generations tu eoia?, barcU A of he At. pride was huiabicd and ihvir t .. , , his own way because he c.onldn't help it but . th tt iilxu'ost droe t j olti colcntt mad. - It lone, for she disbelieved tho tale, Alice Leigh lell on her knees : but Edith quickly raised her, and then the girl told a story she little expected to. hear. She -said, she hd been trie wife of Edwin Wainfiete 4 four months; that her grandfather, Captain Leigh, was a soldier and a-gentleman, who bad " died in the cfvil . w ?i-s fi j-hting for bis king. Her father had lingered after the re storation Atithput notice, or reward for. the losses his family .had sustained, and on tho death of both her . parents her grandmother had retired,- with -. herself 'and, what small property she had left, to the village where they had lived so many yearst?AU this ghp said, wskniuvn tn .-r fi(ic2tr3 wrViAViorl promised through his brother toimake inter- I est for her grandmother with the king.; he procrastinated; ha fAiled in tbis greater need. 4 Lhave sne said, since that dreadful nnrht uneaninir tire i l?nM nntn turn rliv afmr iho ov when her grandmother was taktn,) and ' I ctit!o If Dame Leigh, and'theu she inform- j know I can place no faith in him not in him. :ed h; fthat her brother having denied the j who;n I have loved so much ; he is fearfulv guff tecuerit,th matter hd been thorough- , vacillating oh ! he is selfisU he will make .ly iijl and her falsehood proved. 4 And no effort he will leave her to die 1 ' .Tiarnflfti(h ho i.v.f o.trl ?' TititVi j ."Thc girl seemed distracted, and Edith her . '-fchedlips qufroring. Ilclen-acknowl- ainficte was scarcely less so ; but she saw , -edgr'l 'Then may Heaven" forgive a'.l those j at once what ought to begone, and she tried thaUf-c had a hand, in this black, work !' t to soothe her, and promised. to do her. best excl.icd Edith solemnly.. " Dis-rraco be- I ijr liki. cuu nerseu iook rer down stars. foro i and saw her out of th M$h had been fvc; away.-- isii. and she became 0 - J5ut wore I ao;o their restless inouincs Helen im her altogether. V alvva . hns:vprfl that evervthinr'was eoia seen htm twice,' orfrf &L She took-cavo to keen her inesN i . -, a '-i a. world you'. all feiied; but. you had 1 fear ot Him ocfore your eyes when terea tins iniquity to ne i-sl tnarsi; t my time amongst you ,w.ill not b am proud srs you are;:but my pride j a! low me to, live iscornuig my "own house when she mia- . not tl gined every one was 'asleep; but her sister ; you. Helen heard the noise, and watched her, and God I followed her to her chaimcr to 'demand an i Ion". . l a! , i . . , . , i a cjtpiauauon lo.wnat sue, tad seen.-dith. will had nothing to hide, and told her sisterv 'i .j flesh i erytnmg. Helen listened in silence, and secm-vVv.' it same ni-ht 'Edith Waintlete died, vuv ii.xiUi.vj i-uukjauiui was urnriseu anu.t ravinr ' hov i -crnotl rnnnrt- hir hpil in delighted, expecting to see her fall into a her .doifrum,-an i jlich.ird marked well wiat ! mighty rage , wh-uever.viow she,took bC.the , , word ie said. He looked at his brodierl suojecx. lieien s.uu she c,o.uld best jnauage i; and vi fvietcd bim 'wliero he siood.t shivering tae matter ner own way, ana -sae'doubted - t not would do so ' Katigfactorily, and she made. f him. uiuuuie a. wont on ine : . .f;ae uav ot Uio tuneral there wns a i lUrge "xlscmblagu. of 'friends' and relations iir the g hall of the I north front. &)!troon, but he said not a word o j subject, even ti Edwin himself. Knowing f that Helen's influence o?er both him and her father was greater than her owp, she readily '" a deli't f a qiiarte consented ' i. -.;!,. ,tain Uiard- was was all very well to command hinvbut it was impossible to drag him to the .altar with a ;ope round his neck, and it was clear he w uldn't go without. , The colonel threaten ed to disinherit and turn him out of -doors, waen'a circumstance occurred in a neigh boring village that drew olf his attention. An old woman had occupied a cottage there for many years and lived no one knew how. AVheii she first came she brought an infant with her, a little girl about two years old, that she brought up, and who always called her grandmother. This c hild grew .to be a beautiful young woman, and she was intelli gent and lady like too, and well able to rea and write, though she'd bad-no instructor but hjr grandmother, for these . reasons, and because neither mixed commonly with the villagers, though they were always friendly, the simple people took it into their heads that the old woman must be a witch. It unfortunately-happened that many cattle died suddenly, and the small-pox took off many children, at the same time ; and first tne rumor and then another got afloat, till tie whole village rose up in a frenzy. They tore tho old woman out of her bed, ducked her in a pond on. their own account, and then took her, more desd than alive, before a ma gistrate. ' ' "Tho magistrate was Colonel Wainflete. Some of the gentry in those days were quite as superstitious as the common people, and ' thc eolcnel, thinking the charge against her clearly made out, committed her to Upton cail to take her trial. Tiic granddaughter,, vas with her through it all ; but they .woufcf not allow them to be in jail together, in l the j Door girl wandered about like one distracted, Graying for mercy, but'tlndingno one; to hear . 5cr.' -w1' 4t Just at that time Captain Richard came . home on a visit. The Duke of Monmouth Iiad iust been beheaded ; and he had been out in the war againsc mm, ana nad a deal to talk about: Mr. Edwin sat listening amongst others, and the colonel took occasion of his irothcr's example to try to shame him into cing more manly; but Captain Ilichr.rd, who svas generous with all his pride, to excuse his brother, 'and said -laughingly that two he roes, meaning his lather, and himself, were enough for one family. . . "Vi'ell, on that same . night, when Edith VrainfJetc" Wnt'uji to lie bedroom (she slept in the icora that is Mr. He v.ry'u study now,) fdic heard a instling at the window that in duced 'her to -raw the curtain aside ; and thero." v;i:h her wbelo weight on one of the Lram-bcs outside, her small hands grasping the stone cornice, ind her "pale face pressed against, the htti.-ed pa: its, stood alice Leigh, the triai:d-dau;:iit; r id tl.v reputed witch. Edith, ' ontie a.-. uo t..-, iau hc u'liruo ot "Lut calm. as sacsecmed . Helen,-? feelinirs were raised to quite -a orm of) -as tori." She if she could help it;h'e:had silenced Edith for tho present, and she doubted-nut to man- arter an hour. missm strod, There was because Cap girt i to his i An Incident ot theTar.' " There' w a soldierV", wife," Ihetrd some .one" remark as I was stacdiag'at5 the 1 bed-side of one of tho patients in tke'JI&phal at Cumberland? Gap. I looked and saw alady . with a babe folded ..to her .bosom enter the door., Immediately .1.; advanced., to meet her, and inquired it I could be of any . assistance. .. She risked me if her husband, William; Mcrris, . was fi in thy hospital I answerd thttt ho was Wi4 lcl hct n to his bed-side. As poon as she saw , the sunken ,.' ci.jeek aid parched lips of her husbnd, and hi3wild, lreuzical gaze, she uttered a mtn of auguisli, &hd s stooping over him she kissed his brow and called h U.; mma trnderly, trying by every fond endearment to -recall him to , consciousness. ' Bat tho sufferer, 4 . though he fixed his eyes upon her face and seemed to ' -, bo; trying to recall those features to his memory? yet no-word escaped his lips to tell ot recognition. .Then the pent-up grief of the - wife broko fortb f; 4 0h, WiUiam Wiiliam, my poor dear husband, hivo ' I come only to see yo;i ,die. Oh,'. God, V in' mercy " -'i Vpare my' hasbandl" I lifted her little fretting bbo V li om her -arms and wrapping it in my blanket, talked , out from this scene .of sorrow into the open ir, .whero - v 1 could frce back my sympathetic tears. When I , returned with my sleeping charge, I f.iund the wife ; mote composed, bathing the fevered) biow and in r his fixed gaze I fancied I could detect a faint, gtcanj cf recognition. , . I- spoke cheerfully of her husband's . M situation, told her Of 'similar cases that had rcQoyereo; nd ere I left the hospital I saw her quietly ; seated, i psrtaking of some refreshments I had . ordered for,' c llC , - " ' i . ? , .- v- .- YiTeeks afterwards, as she was about to return with her husband to her mountain home, she came; t thank me:for some little attentions bestowed s i4on' i I er, and then I learned luf woman's devotion that, I " : uviy n it soon forget. She told pe of ti jr ho :n-e on the slope of the Uneci Mountain; of the haptiy hours peiit tnere tilh her husband was called to jui Jus country men in detenco of his country . . Toy- su ' toid ol ifig weary days, weeks and months -.Whe U-wh spent in his absence, thinking on the pait ( ing of the' future. ; 'liow,iasi she satone nigu ioc;vV'g ' ner lniant to sleep, a returning soldier had i.rougnt " her news of her'husbund'.-i illness. At first," se was overcome, chcddng-her grief she minitei tt - to tho want of her guest, after which she spent V e night . in preparing lor her journcyr as she deten.i.ied ti start aVcarly dawn forf "her husband's- bed-e.ide. f Morning came.8 After closing the windows and 1 i f-v- fc. . : U till Jl All I V V S .Viiltl Viri: jl.il I i l.n i hauie jy,jung clergyman wno ana umtu i mileu distant. .Ui,? juawiii to Alice Jeiern. . He' had not t?One i,m,o,, ni.;,i t, h r i .iK e. iitS itt hvi dir, iolU:d it ai.d th.n ojKiKd the wuvImv and Ut theul age her weak minded-brother ' She sdtght b.ia that night, and bo cow ered under he, fierce reproaches. He v?as himself horrificdt having become, relative, to a woman couvrcWl of so heinous a crime; lor all his oook learning bad not taught hirri stater than to believe itiwitchcraft. Helen bw her advantage, and harfijjersuaded him that , ho bad been drawn into the" match by the old woman's art, though he well knew that the courtship and marriage were alike secrets to her. On questioning him, Helen learned that trie ceremony had been per - formed by an old schoolfellow of his, just en tered into holy orders, who had been at the Grange on a visit some months previous. There was no written document to proTCthe marriage, and the young clergyman who promised to keep their secret, had gone abroad. It seemed easy to deny the mar riage altogether, and this Edwin consented to do. . "One we'ek after, when the trial came on, old Mrs.Leigh was found guilty and condemn ed to die. People's hearts were so hardened by prejudice that there were few to feel pi-, ty for the beautiful young creature who stood by her grandmother's side, looking eargerly and wildly round to see if any were -there to come forward aad speak for tier as sho had hoped. "VVhn the sentence was spoken she fell on the floor of the court like one dead. 4kIt was in tho month of July, and on that very afternSoira young woman made her ap pearance at Ellaby Grange, and asked to sjo the colonel, llei- dres was ajs.oraereu, ner feet dusty, as well as they might 1 for she had almost flown from TJ don, a .distance of eight miles,- and a thick veil was drawn 'oyer her face, so that at first the scrvaiU didn't know her. The colonel consented1 to see her and when they we're alone she lifted her veil and fell on her kees. But seeing who it was he stopped her. ?Poohl pooh The said, 4 it's no use you coming here, I can do nothing for you. But Alice' would be heard, I and she told him of her marriage with his i son, and his promise that he would inter fere to sayc her grandmother. 44 Without answering her, the colonel rang the bell .violently and summoned his family into the room. Edith was iheh ill' in bed, but the others came ; and before them all the colonel asked his son, in a voice of thun der, if what the gnl saidjjr'as true. Tho proud threatened eye of lUlcn was upon him, and the tierce loojes of his father, and his r brother Richard glared as if he could have struck them bolh down where they stood, and j hadn't the courage or the .generosity of a m to bruw it out for her he b id vowed to love and pruUvi ; he Limed a.ay iaul tuid he i.ncW -I'ling aboni ho'. 4'4'apuiu Kuhaid had been say in- thai it door: of her cabin, she, with her baby clasped to her siaris on touv to use iieivicv. ucuvi ui tue er auf trie door: i t S abroad as he had intended, and cui that day ho had arrived to visit rm friend. Alice had mentioned his name to IfJith, and Edith in her ravings had repeated it ; Itichard" him self scarcely needed his testimony- to ' con vince him of the truth. 4' I take you . all to witness, saidjCaptain Richard, -striding into the middle of the room and pointing to his . brother, who turned pale i.nd tried to shrink away, that neither I, nor, so far as I know, any of mine have had a hand in the wickedness of this man, whom I proclaim to be a disgrace to.all of his bio id, and an alien to .me henceforth a id for ever, and also a shamo to the name of man hood; in token or all which I here brand him as a dastardly poltroon and a. liar., If any wish to take his part I am ready to make good what I have said.' " As Richard spoke he struck his brother a heavy blow with the fiat of his sword, laid it on tho table, and strode out leaving the .mourners to follow him. 4 'You may imagine what-consternation there was. Most of those present did not under stand what was meantbut theyll rose and followed Richard. .The colonel himself, if he was not conscience-stricken, was too great an admirer of his eldest son to with stand him in favor of one wnose bareness he now understood, knowing it could , not be hid long. ; - - k The iiyourners observed that Edwin -"Wainfletc "was not amongst them, and they returned to the Grange .to learn that ho had couimiitedsuici.de. 44 Captain Richard' h'ad lost his favorite sister ; and when Helen came to understand how he had exposed his brother . before all their kiritV&I andvfriends, she-was eXaspe "rated against him and refused to be' recon ciled; so that when the colonel died, and he came to live there, she left the place, and they were altogether estranged. The curse pronou.nced by Alice seemed to be at work already, aud it has worked ever siucaM ht "found her earts and loving friends received her, for they wcr& not unmindful jf strangers, and the morning found her refreshed and again, on shrr journey.. " The third day she reached the depot. After resting some hours here, she found herself on tho train, where she was' soon carried to Morristovrn. There she left the cars, aud unaided and alone she. , starts orher -way, h-rving yet a journey fifty miles. to accomplish on foot Onwards she plods her wear ,ry way unmindful ot swollen streams and miry roads, ' for in imagination 'she hears the - voice of xflliction calling her name; A A thousanl feaw gather around her ;' tf hat ! should she be too late the thought, gives her unnatural cncrgy, and the' fourth-day fe find her wending her way through the 'swarming soldiery, guided, by the yello flag that wares in the distance, till at ast sho stands, with aching, anx ious beat t, at the entrance of the Hospital where first I met her. "And sir," said sho 44when I re turn to my mountain home, I carry with me' the re mcmbcrance of your kindness, and in theilence iof the Uneca, I will talk to our Father in neaven of you, and ask him to reward you a3 t never can." ! " Oh what- unutterable horrors crowd round the fearful thought A drunkard's death 1. Dying drwah pan ing with earth, drunk closing the eyea on time, drunk entering eternity drunk facing ' holy , men and angels, drunk meeting the Holy Spirit that was slighted for the rum bottle, drunk encounter-- ing the blessed child Jtsus, whose sacred and precious blood was forsaken for tho adulterated blood of the grape, dkusk and staggering up to the judgment 5 seat, to meet the Judge of ail the earth,' the Eternal God, DRUNK 1 Horror of horrors ! Ye gentle reader, whose young fancy has fainted over this idea tHis is no fancy sketch ! Horrible thought itjs a true picture of many. Read the ac counts of the few months that have just past. The dreadful accidents' to intemperate people ;thc sudden death of rum-bloated victims of a brutalizing Licence Law. Think over it weep over it howl over it; and pray Golhot to visit a silent Church and a tem porizing state with a just and scorching retributive vengeance. Criminal Neglf.ct and Heavy Loss. The evacuation of Jackson, Mississippi, left in the hands of the en ray, we learn from the Memphis Appeal, the rolling stock of the 4Ner Orleans',-Jackson and great Northern," the Mississippi Central" and- the 44 Mis sissippi and Tennessee" Railroads. The motive p.ver, alone, consisted of over forty engines. To have save d this invaluable prop erty, required only the construction of a tem porary bridge across Pearl River. Six weeks of time w ere allowed for this work, which miht have been do:io in six. days. Vhat were the railroad and' military authorities thinking about? The loss is of incalculable importance, -aud, in ho pitscut condition of things, wholly iiicparablc. Adversity the TfcsT op Fortitude- The reverses brought upon us should be accepted as the test of our fortitude and our strength. Heretofo our greatest achievements have followed close upon our most em barrassing situation, Difficulties and p'-tils have never yet tailed to bring out the true spirit and ener gy of the Southern people. Nor will they fail us now. Before the summer's campaign is concluded we shall have encouraging news to elate the confident and , cheer the- desponding. Elchtrcond Dispatch. . A Lesson rro:4 History. The British ran over every high road of this country ; penrtrat'd every neighborhood, plundered every city 'and town clean to the G ulf but lost the game. Their successors in tyranny jvill lose like them, unless the descendants of those who lived 44 in times that tried men's hare infamously degenerated. JiichmonJ " Vv - "