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L SM.^iST4 Inb^tnt /;iiniht llctospapcr: /or % promotion of % political, ?oti;il. ^.gvicultural :ini Commcvciol |nfcrtsfs of ll;r ?onllj. ^ VOL. 13. YORKYILLE, S. C., THURSDAY, JTJJSTE 13, 1867. N~Q- 7. Selected Ifoetvn. SOMEBODY'LL COME TO-NIGHT. I must bind my hair with the myrtle bough, And gem it with buds of white, And drive this blush from mv burning brow, For somebodv'll come to-night; And while his eye shall discern a grace In the braid and the folded tlower, Ho must not find in mv tell-tale face The spell of his wondrous power. I must don the robe which he fondly calls A cloud of enhancing light. And sit where the mellowing moonlight falls. For somebodyTl come to-night; And while the folios and the place shall seem But the veriest freak of chance, 'Tis sweet to know that his eye will beam With a tender, happier glance. 'Twas thus I sang when the years were few That lav on my girlish head, And all the flowers that in fancy grew Were tied with a golden thread; And somebody came, and the whispers there? I cannot repeat them quite; But I know my soul went up in prayer, And somebody's here to-night. I blush no more at the whispered vow, Nor sigh in the soft moonlight; My robe has a tint of amber now, And I sit by my anthracite; And the locks that vied with glossy wren Have passed to the silver grey; But the love that decked them with flowers then Is a holier love to-day. JVn (0visual |To?irlcttr. [copyright secured.] THE SHADOW OX THE WALL. A STORY OF COLONIAL VIRGINIA. BY JOHN ESTEN COOKE, ESQ., Author of "Surrv, of F.nele's Nest," "Wearing the Cray," "Life of'Stonewall' Jackson," etc. XXXIII. the bridal chamber. In speaking of what followed, on that fatal night at Haddou. we experience an almost invincible repugnance. And still another sentiment is added 1 ?the conviction that but very few readers will believe that these things are not the imaginations of 1 a romance writer?the unnatural creations of his fancy. In spite of all, however, we must not leave our ' history at this point. The drama must be concluded, and only a few words more are necessary. mi 1 1 * P--a!? 1 imf!1 Inner nnct < ine weacung iesuvm wuuuuvu uum .v/w& y*.,* midnight; but finally the guests began to disap- ' pear, and soon none were left but those who, having copic from great distances, were expected to sleep at Haddon. The last chariot had rolled away, the last laughing exclamations died upon the air, and the members of the household, with their guests, sought their couches. Before very long, the mansion, lately so noisy : and brilliant, w;is as still and dark as a haunted house, from which all human occupants have fled, leaving it to the imaginary tenants of darkness. In this profound and almost painful silence, no sound was heard but the measured ticking of the tall clock upon the staircase; no light was visible but the spectral gleam of the setting moon, which poured its light upon the white dial-plate of the clock, and made it resemble a ghost. The last rays of the moon were on the ghostly face, and the black hands were on the stroke of three, when a sudden and terrible scream issued from the chamber of Lady Ruthven. Another 5Hick, tick," of the ghostly clock, and the door of the chamber opens, a dark figure rushes with fearful rapidity down the stairs, a door is heard to open and shut, and past the window of the bridal chamber, past the delicate footprints in the ghastly snow, past the dim arbor where a dusky object stiffens in the freezing winter night, past tree and rock, toward the bloody disc of the sinking moon, the figure rushes on and disappears in the gloomy night?to be seen no more on earth. | The terrible scream from Lady Ruthven's chamber aroused the entire household, and in a few moments, the passage was filled with half-dressed figures, who in vain demanded the origin of the strange cry. All that any one knew was that it issued from the bridal chamber, and thither, Lady Brand, who had hastily wrapped her dressing robe around her, now hurried with a throbbing heart. No reply followed her knock at the door, but hearing a low hollow moan, she hastily threw the door open and entered. The apartment was illumined by the last rays of the moon, and a lew chance gleams of firelight. "Mother! mother!" came in the same hollow voice, and Lady Brand hastened forward toward the bed from which the sound proceeded. ?LI?1.. ,1.A /Vvli. Lai. 1.a*a in linv ltncfp ouaueiuy siit; icit uci uaiu xccu?ivi **? ***-* mm^w she had not put on her slippers?touch something moist She stooped, touched tlxe floor, and held up her finger. It was blood. With a wild, awful cry, Lady Brand called for lights, which were hurriedly brought. Thcv revealed a spectacle of unspeakable horror. Lady Rutliven was extended upon the couch? which it was obvious she alone had occupied?her head hanging back like a wounded bird's, the bosom of her snowy night dress stained with blood, and this flow of blood was so profuse that it gushed upon the floor, and ran along in a narrow stream toward the chair beforO the fire, on which the young lady had deposited her garments on retiring. The awful climax to the picture was the hilt of an antique dagger, clearly relieved against the snowy night dress, and apparently buried in the young lady's Wsom. Lady Brand did not attempt to command herself in presence of the spectacle. Stretching out her arms, she uttered a scream so heart-rending that it made the crowd recoil; and had it not been for Sir Kezin. who received her in his arms, she would have fallen upon the floor.. Such was the woful picture which the eyes of every one beheld in the bridal chamber?but the cup of horrors was not full. As the baronet, who was nearly unmanned, bore his wile to a couch, there was heard a sudden knocking at the front door of the mansion, and hurried voices cried aloud for admittance. i i L /.vAw/1 nnrl nrori* ftno .Vsnuuuer ran iiii<>uj,u ukuvku, listened. The wild knocking continued, and seiz^ ing a flambeau, Sir Rezin?pale, with closely compressed lips and heaving bosom?hastened to the hall below. Holding the flaring light aloft, he threw open the door, and demanded the origin of the outcry. No reply was given, but the spectacle which greeted him, made all words unnecessary. Two servants of the plantation, chancing to pass the arbor, had heard a deep groan, and conquering their superstitious fears, had approached and discovered Innis. They had borne him to the "big house," and as Sir Keziu opened the door, he was confronted by the death-like countenance of the! young man, whom the servants supported in their arms. We shall not pause to describe the horror of the guests and the household, at this new tragedy. Sir Kezin, with the air of one in dream, bade the servants carry the dying man to a chamber, and then lie listened back to the chamber of his daughter. (>n the threshold of the apartment lie suddenly paused, and a hoarse cry issued from his trembling lips?a cry, not of grief, but of joy. Lady Brand was supporting the head of Houo ria upon her bosom, and the young lady was sobbing violently?but those sobs brought no sorrow to the listeners. Rather, a wild joy?a sudden rush of blessed relief. They proved that the wound she had received was not mortal. In an instant, Sir Kezin had learned the truth, and on his knees, by the bedside, uttered broken words of thanks and prayer. The bloody poignard lay upon the night-table. It had not entered the young lady's bosom, but merely inflicted a flesh wound on the arm?not otherwise dangerous than any such hurt must prove upon the frame of a delicate woman. The flow of blood had been profuse, and Ilonoria was soon completely exhausted by agitation and weakness; but when the neighboring physician, who had been hastily summoned, made an examination of the wound, he declared it not necessarily dangerous, and apt to yield readily to treatment. Inuis was his next care. Here there was far less hope?indeed little or none. The weapon of Lord Rutliven had penetrated the young man's breast, and narrowly missing the heart, inflicted a terrible wound, front which it was next to impossible for the youth to recover. He remained completely unconscious; and the old physician, with a shake trim IipIiI flip vi uiu ucau, iiuviiiivu uit itviiiiiiv tiv.v. ?M? young man's wrist, feeling the almost imperceptable pulse, that the patient would doubtless linger for two or three days, but his death was a mere question of time. As the proud old baronet left the apartment with a last look at the countenance of Innis, which was deadly pale, he dashed a sudden tear from his eye, and his bosom heaved. Such were the events of the wedding night at Iladdon. XXXIV. SECOND SIGHT. The human being who had played the chief part in this bloody tragedy was never again seen alive. We have witnessed the wild flight of the dark figure from the mansion, out into the chilly night, and seen it disappear beneath the gloomy boughs of the forest, toward the sinking moon. On the next day, the miserable man was followed by his foot-prints in the snow; and other marks were seen beside them, commencing at some distance from the hall. These latter were evidently made by the ponderous boots of the old highlander, which were singularly shaped, and left traces easily distinguishable. The double foot-prints wound through the melancholy wilderness of evergreens, and ended upon a precipice above the river, at a point where the eurreut, hennncd in between high banks, and lately swollen by a mighty freshet, rushed with frightful rapidity around a mass ol'jagged rocks, jutting from the narrow bed. On the brink of the. awful precipice?to use the 1 . ?* T 1 1>.in > fi) wuiua ui JUUIU nuiuwii) uuviw iv Williamsburg?were found the traces of a violent struggle; and a quarter of a mile below the spot, the bodies of the young noblemau and his servant were discovered, their anus clasped round each other, as though they refused to be separated even in death. The most rational supposition was that Lord Ruthven had sought the precipice, which he had heard spoken of, with the design of self-destruction, but had been opposed by his attendant. A struggle had doubtless taken place upon the slippery eminence?master and servant had probably lost their foothold?and the dark current, freezing cold, lashed into foam by the jagged rocks, and such as no swimmer could resist, had borne them to their death. The clansman seemed to have perished in attempting to rescue his chief?and they were buried side by side. Such was the end of Lord Ruthven?but what had taken place in the gloomy bridal chamber? Nothing in relation to the events of that terrible night, before the moment when Ilonoria's scream aroused the household, was ever accurately known to any one except the bride herself, and Lady Brand. We can lay before the reader only the vague rumor which crept about at the time, and seemed to have originated in some words of the young lady overheard by chance, and repeated by the listener. Ilonoria's account?according to this whispered authority?was, in brief words, to the effect, that overcome by the agitations of the evening, and exhausted by fatigue, she had fallen into an uneasy sleep, from which she was awakened by the same horrible breathing heard on the night wheu she eat the dumb cake. As she opened her eyes, the blood red light of the moon was shining as before, on the wall, opposite the couch, and on that wall, she again saw the gigantic shadow of a man, holding a poignard. Thenceforth, she could scarcely recall the events of the night. Lord lluthven, she believed, had appeared at her bedside, with a ghastly countenance, a wild, in?nno pvim-ssinn in his eves, and the dagger in his hand. The Sluuloic on the Wail was doubtless that of his figure. All that llonoria remembered thereafter, was that the pale lips opened and muttered in a hollow and sepulchral voice, "False! lalsc! false!"? that the black shadow on the wall struck with the poignard as before in her dream, and that a burning blade seemed to pass through her frame. She fainted, and when consciousness returned, her mother was in the apartment. Such was the account attributed to the young lady?and it is well known that to the day of her death she believed the dream which she had on the night of eatiii;/ the dumb a the, to have been a I supernatural warning. It is said, moreover, thai when her eyes fell upon the poignard, drawn from the wound in her arm she swooned; and as soon a> she opened her eyes, begged them to remove it ?she hud seen it Injure. It was the very Weapon, she murmured to her mother, which she had seci the gigantic shadow strike into the white garment on the chair?which had fallen from the fbldswhet she shook the linen?and which she had conceal ed in the chest of drawers. This singular statement was strangely in unisoi with a paper left by Lord Butliven upon the table of the chamber, and which was only discovered 01 the next day. The package, carefully secured ant scaled, was directed to "Sir Kezin Brand, Bart,' simply ; and was dated on the evening of the daj which had witnessed the scene at Col. Carter's ii Willianisliur.tr. Fur reasons which he declared, in brief, decisive words, to be sufficient, Sir Kczin, after reading this paper, instantly destroyed it. No other humai eye looked upon it, and as the baronet preserved i guarded silence upon the subject ever afterwards, it is impossible to state its contents with certainty. Here again, however, a whispered report guide? us?and as Sir Kczin was known to have communicated the contents of the paper to Lady Brand, it is probable that she incautiously permitted something to escape her. The tradition is to this effect. That Lord Kuthvcn, in this paper, declared him self the descendant of a Scottish family who possessed the terrible gift of m-cumI *ujht?that awfu faculty which enabled its possessor to look into the future. That from his earliest years, the conscious ness of this fatal power had caused him unspeakable wretchedness, and rendered a character naturally kindly, genial and cheerful, melancholy and irritable. In vain had he struggled to banish the thought, and laugh at the superstitious idea that he was endowed with this horrible faculty. Tina after time, he (bund that it was not imaginary, that his dreams painted the future, and that despite his strongest efforts to avoid the performauci of what lie had foreseen, he was driven, as by an irrcsistable fate, to act in that exact manner. For some years, however, before his voyage to Virginia, he had been exempt from his former visions. They had become a source of torture and shuddering disgust to him. and lie had sought by travel, gay society, the card table, and 'Vc <e study, to banish them from liis mind. In this he had so far succeeded, that as we have said, some years passed by with a total exemption from his haunting visitations. But suddenly they returned in a form terribly aggravated, and filled with the darkest tints of tragedy. He had seen a young man, and a girl?the latter of whom he was to many?and both of whom were to perish by his own hand. For a time the horror of the vision overwhelmed him, and he secluded himself from society, shrinking from the face of man or woman. But finally, even this precaution did not appear adequate. The scene of the tragedy had appeared to be Scotland?and to fly the country was now his A ?? eAAti txrncnnftul if Iliai tUUU^UU UXU U|>pvi VUlllb/ cuvu j/ivuvi??vv. .v self. His friend, Lord Botetourt, was appointed Governor of Virginia;* and beyond the ocean there was safety. lie applied for permission to join the suite of the royal governor?readily received it? came to Virginia?and in a brief space of time met with the accident on Gloucester street, which introduced him to Edmund Innis, the man of his vision. Overcome with horror, he determined to return immediately to Europe, but the difficulty of finding a vessel ready to sail, prevented his departure, and learning that Innis had left the capital, lie yielded to the temptation to remain in the gay little city. Then came his encounter with Houoria at the ball, his recognition of her as the woman of his vision?his deeper honor, and his command to Fergus, the old family servant, who had accompanied him, to pack his trunks for an immediate return to Europe. But a new element had now entered into the drama?a sudden and violent passion for llouoria. So enthralling was this sentiment that it overcome his resolution. I le soothed his agitated mind with the thought that his visions were mere visions? that he would put an end to his own life before he would attempt to shod the blood of a woman, and that woman the peerless girl whom he loved so deeply; he faltered with the awful responsibility, and permitted himself to be borne onward by the current of fate. He offered his hand and was the acAnt.iA.l /.!' IT. littf f / ttnA n 1'iiif nnil more terrible vision. He saw an expanse covered with snow?the figure of himself and Innis contending sword in hand, and the phantom of his adversary's fall. Then rose on his right a dim bridal chamber, a mighty chest of drawers and a chair with snowy garments?a dark shadow striking with a poignard?then a scream, and the victim of secondsight, awoke from his slumber, leaped from his bed, seized his sword, and struck at Fergus, who could scarcely restrain him from committing violence upon himself. In spite of these repeated and terrible warnings, Lord lluthvcn did not give up his design ; and the rest of the paper conveying this narrative, and written, as we have seen, in Williamsburg on the evening of the day when Innis tore the will, contained the most passionate protestations of his love for the young lady, and his resolution rather to commit suicide than play the part assigned to him in the horrible tragedy of his visions. Before he would even admit the thought into his mind ? the unhappy lover declared ? he would suffer a thousand deaths. No! it was, it must be, only his morbid fancy, though accompanied by strange circumstances. True, lie had seen Ilonoria and Innis, before he even met them ? had recognized them instantly ? and the very idea was torture; but this identity of the figures of his dream with the actual beings was the amount of the whole affair. What possible collision could arise between himself and a gentleman so honorable and noble as Mr. Tunis? Why the contest | sword in hand ? And 1 Ionoria! To drcain of the possibility that he could even ever utter a harsh word to her ? his life, his soul, his thought by day and night! It was absurd, incredible?a monstrous chimera, which the devil sent to fright hiiu. He would not regard it ? but go on in his course, and defy the hateful fatality which thus attempted to enslave him. The paper ? Lord Iluthven declared in conclusion ? was written from sudden impulse, and to clear his memory from stain, if he was driven to that act of sclf-dcstruction which he had determined on, if tempted to the greater crime. At least Sir Rezin, his worthy and good friend, should kuow why he had put an end to himself. This was the substance of the paper, wo are informed? and tradition only remains for even this much. As wo have said, no human eyes but those of Lord Ruthveu and the baronet, ever looked upon it; and if there was a secret still behind all this, it is buried in the unfathomable depths of oblivion. Such was the woful fate, and the woful end ol the young Lord lluthvcn. He had used his highland dirk in the unhallowed act aerainst which lie struggled ? not upon himself. But he kept his . word. Before the wild frenzied scream had ceased to ring in his ears, he closed his eyes, and gave up his , last breath in the freezing surges of the river. XXXV. CONCLUSION. 1 For three months the life of Inuis seemed to be ! suspended by a hair, which the hand of a child t might break with a touch. Life and death struggled lbr the prize, but life conquered. , Slowly his wound healed ; and in the last bright j days of May lie looked forth upon the world which he was now, once more to enter, as it were from the postern of the grave. , Honoria had, long since, completely recovered , from her wound ; and the terrible events of hci , marriage began to relax their painful hold upoi - her mind. She seemed to look back on those woful events as a hateful dream, and to cast then; i from her as one banishes a nightmare when lu ? rises from his couch, and opens the window and i looks forth into the happy sunlight. I She spent many hours of every day, with tin rest of the family, in Innis' apartment, and the * faint smile 011 his lips, as he greeted her when slu 1 appeared, was brighter to her, than the very light of day. Thus passed the hours, and finally, Innis rosi r, from his couch, cured of his wound. But the} 1 were still together ? the young man and the girl ? 1 and no one seemed to regard the circumstance as al , all singular. But why should we linger out our story ? Is il > not sometimes in veritable history as in romance, that souls draw closer and closer to each other? Al.-.A wl + lnnfl1 CAT*. I I Ilcll \ UW5 iilU blliiii itvui vo ivii fcj r*v/? rowful, and turn by bitter woes, seek in each other the solace and the balm ? and look to wedding favors as the decorations of the fine picture of tin. . future? I To end our narrative. A year afterwards Tunis ! and llonoria were married. There had been nc discussion on the subject oflladdon between Sit Ilezin and the youth?it was tacitly understood that . this would be obviated by the marriage. Whcth| er Sir Jiezin and Lady .Brand were the guests ol ! their daughter and their son-in-law?or the sonin-law and daughter the guests of the baronet, was unimportant. They would all live together and be happy together. That they were happy, we have uo doubt, if tradition can be credited. ! The Honorable Edmund Tunis became a man ol mark in the Colony, and when the troubles with 1 the mother-country began, espoused warmly the patriotic cause. lie never spoke of the events of his early manhood ; and it was understood that everything connected with Lord Iiuthvcn was a forbidden subject with him. In his private escritoir however, ho preserved the highland dagger with its curiously carved hilt, and bloody blade ? that mysterious weapon which had east the fatal Shadow on the Wall, and now remained to prove that all that terrible passage in Ilonoria's life, was not a hideous dream. THE END. ^UisffUitttfous fRcatUitg. TIIE MEXICAN CHIEFS. The telegrams from Matamoras having announced the capture of Maximilian and his Generals, together with the order of Juarez for their execution, a sketch of the life and exploits of each will be found interesting. THE AUCIIDUKE MAXIMILIAN. Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph, Archduke of A i-d- VmnAMAM Ap Afnrlrtn iVUSiriil anu suiuui/iiui; ui i'iiahu] >>u.i born at Schonbrunn on the Gth of July, 1832. His s father was Francis Charles Joseph, Arcluluke of Austria, and his mother, Sophie jJorothca, daughter of Maximilian L, King of Bavaria. Lpon the /, abdication of Ferdinand, Emperor of Austria, the Archduke renounced his claim to the succession in , favor of his eldest son, the present Emperor, the r brother of the subject of this sketch. The abdi- \ eating Emperor, in giving up his throne, unequally divided his power, and gave an advantage to the J Archduke Maximilian, to the detriment of his older brother. Such was the origin of the constant, J and at times very warm, differences which arose J between the two. Maximilian received his education at yienna, [ then, as now, one of the gayest and most dissolute capitals of Europe. He did not, however, indulge J in the frivolities so common to the nobility of j Austria, but appears to have spent a great part of his youth in study and travel. At an early age lie J entered the navy of the empire, and saw consider- r able service at sea, sailing about the Mediterranean, ' and visited all the adjacent countries?Greece, It- * aly, Morocco, French Algeria, Spain and Portugal. , At the age of twenty-two he was placed at the head , of what is termed by courtesy the Austrian marine, and with a squadron visited the coasts of Syria and Palestine. He went also to the Red Sea, and took j great interest in the works of the Suez Canal, which were then just beginning. In 1S5G he paid a visit to Paris and spent a fortnight at St. Cloud J with Louis Napoleon. The year following he was appointed Viceroy of Lombardy and Venice, and , in the exercise of the powers attracted to the position soon made himself quite a favorite among the . Italians. This popularity was, however, displeas- , ing to Francis Joseph, and in 1X59 he was remov- | cd. He is said to have exhibited great courage 1 and decided administrative abilities while Viceroy. c It is related that lie used to walk about the streets of Milan and Venice quite alone during the frtca j and among the crowd, and would never allow the i police to be on the watch. One day at Venice, when the Italian nobles had plotted to make a hostile demonstration against him on the Plaza St. , Marco, he discomfited and quite converted them to his side by tucking his wile under his arm and j coming among them unattended, and on foot, with . a courage and frankness that disarmed every one. i Another time, just after Orsini's attempt at Paris, . his lite was said to be also threatened, and his , friends begged him not to expose himself; but he . immediately ordered his carriage to go to the the- , atre, taking with liirn Count btromboli, to whom ' he said, laughing, "If I am to he blown up it.shall at least be in good company." Maximilian remained idle after his removal from , the governorship of the Lomhardo-Venetian kingdom until 1803, when Napoleon decided upon niak ing a catspaw of him in Mexico. The crown of Mexico was offered to him by Napoleon in August, ( 1803, and the diplomats were put to work to ar- 'j range for his acceptance and occupancy of the throne. Nearly a year was occupied in this work, j and it was not until the 10th of April, 1804, that lie formally accepted the proffered crown. By the terms of the acceptance lie made a conditional renunciation of the right of eventual succession to j the throne of Austria, and an unconditional rcnun- . ciation of his share of the family estates, amount- , ing to 20,OOU,OOU of florins. The condition reserved in the renunciation of the right to the succession was that such renunciation might be revoked, 1 should Maximilian, finding his foothold in Mexico j insecure, choose to resign within six years from the ' date of his acceptance of the crown of Mexico. ' The career of Maximilian as the so-called Em- 1 peror of Mexico is well known to the people of this 1 country. His first official act was to offer terms to 1 .J uarez, looking to the submission of the latter.? j These were rejected, and then followed the past ' years of war and bloodshed, with alternate success, 1 and the present final defeat of the Imperialists.? ! His efforts to attract emigration, and to develop the resources of the country, are well known, as are j also his personal sacrifices for the success of his cause. That lie failed was only a natural and ex- ' pected result, but it is doubtful if be would have 1 met the terrible fate to which Juarez assigned him ! had he not issued his famous order declaring the ' Republican President and his supporters bandits ! ana outlaws. Personally Maximilian has the reputation of being a most accomplished gentleman and scholar. That lie is kind hearted and humane \ we are assured from the frequency with which he ' saved the lives of many unfortunate Liberals who ! fell into the hands of his Generals, and were con- ' > dcumcd to death. fiF.NKR.VL MIGUEL MIRAMON. 1 This Mexican officer, whose death was sometime > since announced as having resulted from wounds , which lie received in an imperialist attack on the Liberal lines helore Qucrctaro, was born in Mexico city, about the year 1830. lie was educated i'or the army at the .Military Academy of Chapultcpee. He first came into notice in 1 S5f>, by his pranun' ciumnito against Comonfort, the Liberal President. [ I n this revolt he was unsuccessful, but Comonfort . pardoned him and took him to live with him in the palace. When Comonfort was obliged to flee the country, after having betrayed his party, Juarez, : Judge of the Supreme Court, became President i by virtue of the Constitution. But the church , party so-called, having possession of the capital, made Zuloaga President, and placed Mirainon in , command of the army. He fought and won two battles against the Liberals in the very portion of Mexico where this last campaign of the empire has t been going on. Zuloaga was eventually forced to leave the country and abandon the Presidency to l Miramon. While in this position he forcibly took , possession of a large sum of money, the property of British bondholders, which was in custody of the British Consulate in the capital, made a ruinous contract with the French banking house of : Jecker & Co., and brought about the Mon-Almonte . Treaty with Spain. These three actions of his af| forded the basis on which England, France and ' Spain rested their right to intervene in Mexico.? ; After a protracted struggle with the Liberals lie was defeated on the 13th of August, 1SGO, and s forced to shut himself up in the city of Mexico, which lie at length abandoned, and in 1861 lie retired to Spain. There lie labored assiduously to engage foreign Governments to interfere in Mexican affairs. Still, on the establishment of the Empire, it was deemed a matter of policy to keep him : and Maroucz abroad, owing to the characters which , both had earned for high-handed measures and ' . turbulence. The events connected with the re-ap- ' pea ranee of Miramon on the scene in Mexico are too fresh to need repetition here. In person Miramon was about the middle height, ' slim built, and of fair complexion for a Mexican. . : lie was restless and impulsive: had the faculty of winning the confidence of those under him, but I ; was relentless with his enemies. As a soldier, lie ! has shown some military ability, and not a few J [ think that in any other country lie would have , risen to high rank and won laurels in his profession. ! GENERAL TIIOMAS MBIJA. j ^ This distinguished General is of pure Indian 1 blood and claims a descendant from the Aztec Em- i pcrors of Mexico. He is very proud of his ances- 1 ; try, and owes his great personal influence and pon- : i ularity among the pure Indians to this fact He < | has always sided with the Conservative party of ( 1 Mexico, and his weight, both in a military and po- 1 litical point of view, has been considerable. Horn < and brought up in the mountains of the interior, < ic was at all times able to throw into the balance : i strong, hardy and active corps of fighting men, i vho were willing to follow him to death. With i iducatcd oflicers and the most improved arms the avalry of General Meija would certainly prove invincible in their native fastnesses, and would probibly be ranked among the most formidable in the ' vorld. < Gen. Micja, like most of his race, is fond of pa- 1 jeant and show; although in his private life lie 1 arcd very plainly-, and even at times meanly. lie , s vciy devoutly attached to his religion; is of very deasing address to friends and strangers, though ' generally very taciturn. In the company of old or ' vell-known friends his conversation is easy, vivaiious and full of interest. Ilis life aslearncd from j lis own lips, would probably make the most ro- : nantic, thrilling and interesting narrative conucct- j id with the history of Mexico. /^rvrrnT ut?r*VDA fi AOTTTTA nu;\ii nti* ciuv v aojijiiiiv las not 'figured so prominently as either of the i ithers until quite recently. When Maximilian decrmined to make a stand at Querctaro, lie gave ! lie organization and command of a division to Jastillo, who had shown some ability in his cam- ! laign against the Indians and Liberals of Yucatan ind Tehuantencc. When General Miramon made , lis raid 011 Zacatecas, in the latter part of last ! hinuary and was forced by Escobcdo to tall back, he timely presence of General Castillo 011 the road ' aved Miramon from a complete rout. '< A DANGEROUS SITUATION. A correspondent of the London Field gives the , ollowing interesting narrative : # ( In June, 1S">4, Mr. Sinimonds, a farmer, resiling at Brooklands Farm. Weybridge, was dressing ( 11 order to attend the rent auditat Woburn House. . lefore putting 011 his coat, lie perceived from his window an unusually large swarm of bees, filling he air with their cloud and noise. It was in fact, ' us he afterwards ascertained, two swarms that had ionic out of two distinct hives, and had united in lie air. He ran out in his shirtsleeves, and with- ( lut his hat, to sec where they would alight. The ices, after making some circles in the air, led him iff to the bank of the River Wey. Thinking that he bees might cross the river, and perhaps escape , le adopted a plan not uncommon with bee masters, lamely, that of throwing dust into the air among , lichees. This often makes them settle quickly. r rhey did settle quickly, and this more so than lie * ixpcctcd, for in a short time the whole of one of 1 lie largest swarms lie had ever seen settled upon lis head, face and breast. They hung down in rout like a great beard to the bottom of his waist- ( :oat. Had he not been well accustomed to bees, nid perfectly collected, his situation would have jccn a very dangerous one; for had he at all irriatcd this mass of armed^insects, he would 110 loubt have received a sulhciont number oi stings o have placed his life in peril. He was obliged to close his eyes slowly and to ceej) his mouth shut. Then, in order to prevent heir entering his nostrils, which they endeavored 0 do, he slowly thrust one hand through the mass tnd with his two forefingers managed to keep drawng xind pushing them away from his nostrils as hey tried to enter, lie breathing all the while as softly as possible. This was necessary, as bees arc generally irritated by being breathed upon. lie hen began to consider what course lie should take. [To was some distance from his house, and no one lear hiiu nor within call. 1 lis first thought was to valk slowly into the lliver Wcy, and gently sink lis head under the water, and then throw off the swarm. But a moment's consideration dissuaded lirn from that attempted remedy. He could not lave disengaged them all, for many wore between lis neckcloth and his skin, and still more was crawlng down his back. lie found that if he walked xc could not help disturbing the hanging mass and hat every little agitation, however slight, caused 1 hum and a hiss from some thousands, lie then eincmbered the account given in Thorley's work )n bees, of u swarm settling on the neck and face )f a servant maid, who escaped unhurt by the care itid advice of her master, lie, without irritating lie swarm, having hived it from off her with a live well smeared with honey. To avoid agitating the swarm, Mr. Snnnionds lowly knelt down on the grass and remained ]>erbctly still. He then found a number of bees were fathering in a mass under the waistband of his xouscrs, in the hollow of his back, to which spot lie others were drawing, indicating that the queen vas there. Fearing, therefore, that the tightness )f the waistband?rendered tighter whenever lie jreathed?might crush, or. at any rate, irritate :liis part of the swarm, he slowly unbuttoned the :'ront of his trousers. It is not easy to conceive a more helpless condi:ion than that to which Mr. Sinimonds was now reluced. He that was the master of forty hives, iroui which he could usually levy what spoils lie pleased, killing his thousands at his pleasure with x brimstone match, was now so completely in the n t . l x _ t? 1.'.. _ 1 power 01 one uciacnnieiu ot jus own aruiy, uuu was reduced to the most supppliant position. Even :o call for help would have been dangerous, as the bees near his mouth would have been irritated and would have probably entered his mouth. At this moment lie heard a railway train on the Chcrtscy Branch Kailway, from which he was about fifty fards. It so happened that the engine-driver was known to him, and had a little commission from liiui to sound his railway whistle if lie saw anything wrong among his cows and sheep. This engine-driver seeing Mr. Simmonds on his knees, with one arm extended as if lor help, and something odd hanging from his face, sounded his whistle. This was heard by Mr. Simmonds' wife, who, supposing that some cow was ill, sent her son ind a farming man out into the fields. Thcv soon found Mr. Simmonds in the predicament above described. In addition to the hanging mass, there was a cloud of bees still flying around him, so that to approach him was noUhc must agreeable office. However, tliev came near enough to hear him speak, which lie did very gently, merely saying, ' Bring a bushel hive, well rubbed with honey, ami some bricks." While they were going at the top of their speed for this, he remained perfectly still. The tickling of the bees' feet on his face was almost unbearable, and the danger of irritating those that were down his neck and hack was imminent. The most difficult part he had to perform, however, was that before mentioned, of dissuading the bees with the end of his two fore-fingers, J'roin getting up his nostrils. These bees were not in a good humor, as they were breathed upon, stud also deterred from doing as they pleased, ami one bee showed his displeasure by stinging Mr. .Simmonds at the fork of his two fore-fingers; this was not pleasant of itself; but it was a serious occurrence. v. i - .1 1?1 *? ..... ilS It llllgUt 00 U1C pi'UlUUU 10 U ilium UAlLii.ini; attack. lie avoided making any start when lie was stung, and continued to pu.-h away as gently as possible tliosc that were near his nostrils. This was the only safe place to breathe from, as it was necessary to keep his mouth perfectly closed. Of course, (lie few minutes, that elapsed before the return of his son and servant, seemed a terribly long period to Mr. Sinunonds, and during the whole of it he remained as motionless as possible on his knees. On their arrival, the hive was placed on three bricks, with its mouth downward, and Mr. Simmoruls slowly laid himself on his breast on the grass, with his head clo.se to the hive. The honey soon attracted the bees nearest to it, and a slow movement of the bees took place, till at length the whole swarm gradually gathered itself under and within the hive, except a few patches of bees, which in walking away, -Mr. Shumonds easily disengaged from his dress with his hand, and made them join their companions. Mr. Sinunonds thus escaped from not only a disagreeable but a perilous situation. It occupied two hours from the time that the bees alighted on their master, to the time of his release. + ? . . Registration ix General Pope's District. ?The following are the salient points in (.Jeneral Pope's registration order issued last week: '"The States of Georgia and Alabama will be districted and a freedman placed on every board of registration. Registers are to take the iron-clad oath, xnd to explain to all persons their political rights ind privileges. The right to register and vote will be guaranteed by the military authorities. Violent threats or any oppressive means to prevent persons from registering or voting will be followed i>y immediate arrest anil trial by military commis- i jion. No contract with laborers, depriving them i )f wages for any longer time than actually consumed in registering or voting, is permitted to be enforced, under penalty of arrest and trial. In cases )f disturbance at places of registration or voting I eivil authorities will be culled on for protection, ind in their default, the military. Civil officers refusing to protect registers or votere will be arrested aud tried by a military commission." . DICEY*LAXGSTOX. The patriots of Laurens District in South Caroina, during the revolution, were frequently indebted for important information to one young girl of fifteen or sixteen years old at the commencement of die war. At length suspicions of the active aid she rendered was excited among the Tory neighbors. Mr. Langston was informed that he would be held responsible thenceforward, with his property, for the conduct of his daughter. The young girl was reproved severely, and commanded to desist. For a time she obeyed; but having heard by accident that a company of loyalists, vmo, on account of their ruthless cruelty, had been called the "Bloody Scout," intent on their work of death, were about to visit the "Elder Settlement' ' where her brother and some friends were living, she determined at all hazards to warn them of the intended expedition. She had none in whom to confide: but was oblieed to leave home alone, bv stealth, and at the Tlead hour of the night Many miles were to be traversed, and the road lay through the woods, and crossed marshes and creeks, where the conveniences of bridges and foot logs were then wanting. She walked rapidly on, heedless of slight difficulties; but her heart almost failed her when she came to the banks of the Pygcr?a deep and rapid stream, which there was no possibility of crossing except by wading through the ford. This she knew to be deep at ordinary times, and it had doubtless been rendered more Jangerous by the rains that had lately fallen. < She entered the water; but when in the middle of the ford, became bewildered, and knew not what direction to take. The hoarse rush of the waters, which were up to her neck?the blackness of the night?the utter solitude around her?the uncertainty lest the next step should cngulph her past relief', confused her; and losing, in a degree licr self-possession, she wandered sometime in the channel without knowing whither to turn her steps. Having with difficulty reached the other side, she lost no time in hastening to her brother, informed him and his friends of the preparations made to surprise and destroy theui, and urged him to send his men instantly in dilfcrent directions to arouse and warn the neighborhood. The soldiers had jtist returned from a fatiguing excursion, and complained that they were faint from want of food.? The noble girl, not satisfied with what she had done at such riskj to herself, was readv to help them still further by providing refreshments at once. Though wearied, wet and shivering with cold, she immediately set about her preparations. A few hoards were taken from the roof the house, a fire kindled with thetu, and in a few minutes a hoc cake, partly baked, was broken into pieces and thrust into the shot pouches of the men. Thus provisioned, the little company hastened to give the alarm to their neighbors, and did so in time for all to make their escape. The next day, when the "scouts" visited the place, they found no living enemy upon whom to wreak their vengeance. At a latter period of the war, a party came to his house with the desperate design of putting to death all the men of the family. The sons were absent; but the feeble old man, selected by their relentless hate as a victim, was in their power. lie could not escape or resist ; and he scorned to implore their .mercy. One of the company drew a pistol and deliberately levelled it at the breast of J jangston. Suddenly a wild shriek was heard, and his young daughter sprang between her aged parent and the fatal weapon. The brutal soldier roughly ordered her to get out of the way, or the contents of the pistol would be instantly lodged in her heart. She heeded not the threat, which was i?.. .? ).o. e..mn?.) n?vt nut IUU UltUIJ' IU l/u A Ulllll^U tub. ligAi Uiuuibiiv. Clasping her arms tightly round the old man's neck, she declared that her own body should first receive the ball aimed at his heart! There are few human beings, even of the most depraved, entirely insensible to all noble and generous impulses. On this occasion, the conduct of the daughter, so fearless, so determined to shield her lather's life by the sacrifice of her own. touched the heart even of a member of the "Bloody Scout." Langston was spared; and the party loft the house, filled with admiration at the filial affection and devotiou they had witnessed.?Chimney Corner. TIIE COTTON TRADE. As a large portion of our readers are more or less directly or indirectly interested in the movements and in the llucluations of the price of cotton, wo publish the following article from the New York Mercantile Journal : That never failing source of anxiety, the condition of the cotton market, hun again jissumed such an aspect as to awaken much remark in business circles hero and abroad. Last autumn the prospect of continued peace in Europe, and the rcconcdiation of all jarring clecmcnts in both North and South America, led every one to believe that the expected crop of Amcricau cotton would not be sufficient to meet the demand. But the revival of general war excitement beyond the Atlantic, filling every avenue of trade with alarm, and th'c comparative stagnation of commercial currents here, have produced results very different from what the most skillful and experienced dealer in the great staple would have predicted four months ago. All the usual tests ol business seem to have failed upon this occasion, and things are in so abnormal a state, that it is difficult to reach any definite conclusion. At home, the usual movement has been greatly impeded by causes which have been repeatedly set forth and arc now familiar to the merest child, liroat Britain, our chief customer, has been hampered by the effect of last year's crisis, which continues to he very severely felt, and while on one hand the demand for manufactured goods has diminished, on the other, owing to less production, the raw material has not been so much required. Still, exportation to the British ports is sufficiently maintained to indicate that they will absorb a larger share of the crop than they did last year.? The irenenil estimate of the stock on hand at Liv orpool wits from 70,000 to 75,000 bales, but the regularly ascertained figures are as fellows: for 1JSOO, there were 267,000 bales American; 171,000 East India and China, and 115.000 Brazil, Egyptian, &c., making a total of 553,000; for 1367, there are 332,000 American; 141,000 India and China, and 171,000 Brazil, &c., or 044,000 in all. exhibiting an increase of 01,000 for the year, or from 15.000 to 20,000 mo - than was supposed. The best authorities think that this accumulation will grow until it nearly equals, if it docs not eventually exceed, comparatively, the maximum of last year, and prove sufficient to prevent am speculative movement. When we use the guarded terms employed above, our readers will remember that it is feared that the cotton crop for the present year may be 500,000 bales less than the last. In addition to the disastrous influence of the recent inundations, many of the Southern planters have become discouraged at the prospects of the cotton business, and yield ready assent to the language of a portion of their press, seeking to induce their abandonment of the old staple and the substitution of cereal crops in its stead. The continuance of cotton tax is a powerful argument on this side of the question. That this burthen must be got rid of, or that our cotton production is in danger of sciious decline, is only too evident from the preference shown by European manufacturers for East India cotton, at the difference in price of 2d. per pound. It is also clear that the Oriental growers are making handsome profits, while our own are reaping very little, if any. The months of May and June will see the heavy arrivals at Liverpool from India commence as those from the United States fall off, and these will swell the stock on hand to a point that may throw all the control of prices into the power of original buvers. v- -.V ?i:? 11.., ,1... ?: ?r.i.? i\ OtWlinSlUlIUlllg LI1UL IUC UAlSUIJg a>[JUUL Ui mu cotton trade is, as we have pictured it, by no means more than usually encouraging, so favorable a turn may yet be given affairs both here and in Europe, within the next-sixty days, as to yield us substance for more cheering comment. For the moment, however, the promise is not dazzling, and the expectations of those who hoped for better things last Autumn, must see their realization a little longer deferred. A Specimen of tiie Red Tape.?During the war, an unsophisticated darkey waited upon a certain military general with a bill of one dollar unci fifteen cents for washing done at the camp hospital, which, after undergoing a rigid scrutiny by the officer, was returned, with the following explanation, winch the astonished son ofEtheopia listened to with an equal amount of wonder and perplexity:? "This bill," said the gentleman, "will first have to be sent to the Quartermaster-General at Washington, and he report to the Adjutant-General, who will lay it before the Seretary of War for his approval. The Adjutant being satisfied, it will be sent to the Auditor of State who will approve of it, and send it to the Secretary of the Treasury, who will send it to the United States Treasurer, who will at once dispatch an order to the Collector of this port to pay the bill." The darkey relieved himself of a long drawn sigh. "Then, massa," he remarked, "dat last gentlemen you spoke of pays for de washing, does nc?" "No," continued the other, "he will hand it to the Quartermaster; but as there is no such officer here at present, some proper person must be selected tor that purpose, who must be appointed by the Secretary ot War, under the direction of the President, and his appointment must be apnroved bv the Senate. Congress not Being in ses sion now, the commission cannot be issued until after it meets. When this commission is received, the Quartermaster will show it to the Collector, and demand the funds. You will then call upon him; he will examine your bill, and,,if correct, he will pay it, you giviug your receipt" .... The unfortunate darkey first scratched his head, then shook it, and finally said, "I guess I'll hab to / let dis washing slide; but it am de last job I does for Uncle Sam, shua." THE PARIS EXPOSITION. The most attractive curiosity at the French department of the Paris Exposition is a newly invented cravat pin. Everybody has seen how bells are rung in all the new hotels. Instead of pulling the bell and making it ring by an exertion of mechanical force, we press a small button in the wall: this is connected by an electric wire with a little alarm, the clapper of which keeps on iinkling so long as the button is pressed. Lift tne hand from the button and the alarm ceases. This principle a French jeweller has adapted to cravat pins. The knob of the pin is of various devices It is a hare with a tabor, or a drummer with his drum, or a death's head with a loose under jaw, or a dog.? Whoever chooses to wear such a pin has connected with it by a wire a small electrical battery in one of his pockets, touches a button there, and off goes the pin. The hare begins to patter on the tabor, the drummer to beat on his drum, the death's head to chatter and roll its horrid eves, or the dog to bark and snap. When the hand is lifted from the buttou instantly all is quiet. In the British department a curious swan attracts great attention. Wlicu approach the bird we see him floating as if in water, and ^acting his head behind his wings. He is wound up, and ~ begins to raise his head with all the proper motions of the swan. He curves his neck in pride; he c.spic.s some hsh m the water before him; ne low crs his head to seize one ; he holds it in his beak for an instant; he then swallows it, and, last of all, returns gracefully to rest. The action is very pretty, and calls forth loud applause. The bird, however, is indeed very old, though his plumage may l>e new. Its mechanism was supposed to have been constructed by a Mr. Wcckes, who lived in the reign of George III.; but it was lately discovered that it formed part of the museum of Mr. Cox, a London jeweller, who lived in the reign of George I [., and whose collection must have been of some importance, as lie obtained an act of Parliament to enable him to dispose of it by lottery. Mr. Harry Emanuel has put the clock work mechanism in order, and has given the bird a new and beautiful silver plumage; but this is all he had to do with the invention of the toy, which proves so attractive to the multitude, and which seems to eclipse all else in its neighborhood. A SPLENDID DESCRIPTION. On a certain occasion one Paul Denton, a Methodist preacher in Texas advertised a Barbecue, with . better liquor than is usually furnished. When the people assembled a desperado in the crowd cried out, '"Mr. Paul Deaton, your reverence has lied. You promised not only a good barbecue, but better liquor. "Where's the liquor." "There!" answered the missionary, in tones of thunder, and pointing his long bony finger at the matchless double spring, gushing up in two strong columns with a sound of joy from the bosom of the earth. "There!" he repeated, with a look terrible as lightning, while his enemy actually trembled at his leet, "there is the liquid which God, the Eternal, brews for all his children! Not in the simmering still, over smoky fires choked with poisonous gases, and surrounded with the stench of sickening odors and corruption, doth our Father in heaven prepare the precious essence of life, pure cold water. But in the glade and glassy dell, where the red deer wanders and the child loves to play, there God brews it; and down, low down in the deepest valleys, where the fountain murmurs and the rills sing: and high up in the mountain tops where the naked granite glitters like gold in the sun, where storm clouds brood and the thunder-storms crash; and far out on the wide, wide sea, where the hurricane howls music, and the big waves roll the chorus, sweeping the march of God?there He * ,-ews it, the beverage of life?healthgiving water. _ And everywhere it is a thing of beauty gleaming in the dewdrop, singing in summer-rain, shining in the ice gem, till they seem turned to living jewels; ' spreading a golden vein over the settiug sun, or a white gauze around the midnight moon: sporting in the cataract; sleeping in the glacier; dancing in the hail-shower; folding its bright snow curtains softly around the wintry world; and weaving the many colored iris, that seraph's zone of the skv, whose warp is the rain-drops of the earth, all checki 5*.i u l?. ,1 i ] erca over wun cciesuai nowcrs uy iuu uiysuu uuuu ui refraction?that bles-sed life-water, no poison bubbles on its brink; its foam brings not madness and murder; no blood stains its liquid glass; pale widows and starving children weep not burning tears in its depths! Speak out, my friends, would you exchange it for the demon's drink, "alcohol?" A shout, like the roaring of a tempest, answered "No!" CHINESE MEDICAL CUSTOMS. The physicTan and priest treat the patient at the same time. The physician cures the disease with his remedies, the priest by firing off crackers, beating instruments, making the patient jump out of bed and run about the room? etc., helps to cure him by driving away evil spirits that cause the disease. There are no medical schools, and students learn from private teachings. Every one who discovers a remedy keeps it a secret, and hands it down to his friends, who also keep it a secret.? The dissection of the human body is forbidden by law, and any tbuud doing it is put to death. The circulation of the blood and the beating of the pulse are not understood. Their theory in regard to the pulse is, that it is caused by a swinging back and forth of the blood. They consider the pulse in one part of the body different from that of another. They have two hundred different kinds of pulse. Mania js referred to the influence of the moon, and a Chinaman could not be bribed to sleep out in the moonlight, for fear of its evil effects.? They have a large materia mcdica. Mercury and iron are the only mineral medicines used but these are used extensively. They are fine botanists and they have a large collection of herbs for medicines. In prescribing, fifteen or twenty remedies are mixed in one prescription. If the patient dies, the physician can be prosecuted, and, if found guilty of mal-practicc, will have to support the family of the deceased from his own purse. Instead of bleeding, as practiced here, the arm is scarified with a many bladed knife, aud then a certain class of persons are employed to suck the blood from the ann. Incredible as it may seem, they also suck matter from sores, abscesses and Doils. The Chinese have a horror for water, and never drink it, except as a medicine. Their drink is tea altogether. The Chinese physician is superior to all others in one particular, at least; he has a sure cure for hydrophobia; but the remedy is kept a secret. jfaT Before the war, the negro women of the Soutli constituted nearly one-half the held force in the light labor of cotton culture. Even last year they worked in the field to a considerable extent j but a Southern correspondent writes that this year they have almost entirely withdrawn from it They declare that "the white ladies never work out. but are supported by their husbands, that it ought to be so, and that they (the blacks) will not submit any more to out door work. BSf Well, John, who was the oldest man ? Mctheuselah, of course. How can that be when we learn from the scriptures he died before his father? John was silent because he could not tell. Reader, can you?