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Oat square, (or lata) 1 insertions, ' 11,0 - Kaeh additional in-ertion, ,' -'28 Three months, - . .: 3,00 Sumoutbs, . . . ' ,00 .. ' . Twelve months, ' v 1- ? 8,"0 Otit fourth of column per year, 16,00 half . " '. 18,00 column ' " . ' " " " 30,00 AU'evera squire charged u two aqua res.'. UAdTerlimns inserted till fordid at the axpensc of the advertiser, s " JOB WORK .". Executed t this Office with neatness and despatch, at the lowest possible rates. ' ' Rates of Advertising. Miscellaneous MICHAEL ALLSCOT. MICHAEL ALLSCOT. —OR— THE SHOT IN TIME. A STORY OF MARION'S MEN. BY J. W. IRVIN. . . (OOKTINCED.) . CHAPTER II. ' "Oh that we. In those bleat woodswbere first you won my soul Had pissed our gentle days far from the toil And din of war ! Buch is the with of lore, j -Of lore that with delighted weakness Knows no bliss and no ambition but itself." The evening repast was over, when Dor Singleton immediately retired to heraportment but not to sleep. Her pathway had ceased to wind among roses, and care and anxiety were heavy at her heart. ' i ' ,: ' -' The old familv mansion, where he still dwelt with her step-father a man of moody and snilen temper, whose treatment was noi always temnared bv that kindness and consid eration which should have Mentha lot of one ao tender and young was one of those pictur esque buildings of that style ao pleasing to our ancestors some few generations ago, but which have altogether disappeared in this utilitaria ee. It was a uuiet and dignified looking old mansion, somewhat quaint indeed in its ap pearanceind style, yet sufficiently capacious . to have sheltered under its pyramidal roof some two or three generations of those prolific days Antiauated cupboards, with shelves well hid den by neatly pannelled doors that reached even up tothe ceiling, filled cp here and there the corner ol an apartment, while doors innu merable opened into mysterious closets on every aide. . ' ' Dora had retired into her bed chamber in the second story of the building, the walls of which were decorated with portraits of her father and mother, that seemed to look down fondly upon the beautiful and unfriended or phan. A small silver lamp of exquisite work manship shed its clear light over her beauti ful features, pale indeed, yet wondrously fair,' ao that !ie scarcely seemed a being of earth.' Her glance had in it tttat strangely fascinating power that belongs on!y to beauty of a rare and high order of perfection. It was only such as could belong to a proud, and generous, and sensitive nature, that seemed without an ( fort to resort the heart of all others, while it betrayed not even in a moment the secrets of its own. All the magic grace ef nature lived with her and seemed to dwell in the air she breathed. Her hair of a very dark' shade, yet not wholly black, was tastefu lly bound up in the becoming Grecian knot, and where it was aatbered from her neck it formed a lovely con trast with ttw Amtini; -white rtiB 'beneath. Her arm, left bare to the elbow, or but slight ly concealed from view by nndersleeves of a most delicate texture, were full and most temptingly rounded, and her small hand, on the fingers of which glittered a single ring bearing a gem of the first water, was of aristo cratic lovelinesa. Dora bad not lingered long over the trifle on which she was sewing, when she cast it aside with a sigh, blew out her lamp, glided across the apartment, and throwing open the case ment, stood upon the ha Icon; on the front of the mansion. There, leaning anon the slen der railing which encompassed it, with her Cheek upon her palm, she looked abroad upan the dim landscape which spread out before her. ' All was now peaceful and serene. The howling storm, which had hovered above but a few hours before with wings of appalling blackness, had passed away with all his host of sulphurous clouds, and the bright stars were shining calmly in the sky, while the bright moon, rapidly ascending the eastern honaon, noured down a mellow flood of light upon for est and field, making the rain drops opon each Wade and leaf to glisten like burnished silver The prospect before the maiden was beau tiful indeed. The house, which was situated unon'a gently sloping hill, commanded a fine Yiew of the surrounding country, and on every aide, bat one, lay extended fields With noth ing to impede the "iew. To the left of the avenue, which led off directly from the noble mansion: was an uncultivated forest, which extended to the east and the north as far the ey could reach, where the pine and the oak mingled their foliage together, and where many a gentle atream purdled on over snowy sands under the impenetrable shade. ' The landscape that spread out before the maiden was quiet and lovely; A flood of yellow light rested upon the broad scene, and"waa refleot' d back from field and forest in soft lights and ihadowa. .- It waa one of those calm and glorious nights of oriental brightness when every sound Still, and every voice bushed to repose when the beauty of Eden seems to revisit the eartk, and banish for a season its corroding causes aad consuming sorrows. ' Dora had a heart to feel all the beauty the honr. The poetry of love was with her, and htr thoughts were away witfc the young oldier of his country, who had been eontent to turn away even from hrr, and undergo toils and privations of the camp for the noble ' cauae of Independence. She loved him with that generous and uncalculating devotion, that in one of her temperament and blood amount ed almost to idolatry. Though meeting rarely, and laterly only by stealth, yet his im ' age was continually present to ber mind. Of late there had been.many causes at work to diminish the peace and happiness of maiden. The country was overrun by prowl ing bands of taries, and nowhere throughout the whole 8tate was there a band of patriots vuffioiently formidable to stand against the or to appear openly In arma. The body under Marion, which still refused to disband, could scarcely ba called, an exception to rule; for pent up in the fastness of the awamp, it lay bidden from the enemy, while' its local ity was a mystery even to the most 'undoubted patriot! of nta own party. - 1 As the maiden leaned over the. balustrade. the full light of the moon shining down softly upon, her beautiful figure, that seemed more voluptous as she stood exposed to influence of that bewitching light that softens even the downy cheek of beauty, and gives perfection to its loveliness, one might almost obaetve the tear-drops flashing across bright eyea, while aha mused atone on young hopes, the fruition of which seemed so distant. Around her, tnrougnoui mo wnoie land, the foot of the invader trod .triumphant ly upan the aoil, and .even the moat hopeful o the patriot! began . tonrembie at me pros pect of eubjugalion. Well did he know, lata that awaited ber lover anouid thjamvauei finally triumph over a ptostntf country. ; BTW. 0 GOULD. '4:';rsi i. , "Fearless and Free." : $l,50per Annum in Advance. .v .' . : i"- - i i.u' ' ... - . , , : . . NewSeries. ; ; ; 1 1: EATON, PREBLE C 6 UN Y, 0, N0V.2, tS5i. f Vol. 11, No. 20. : w eaaaaVsavaYaVBaVaVaaaaiRMaiaaaaaMajMB as Is of the this still the her her yet the .Her nores fwonld then be but delusive dream, and her heart, widowed ih'ite alfeotion, break with its burden, or beat off throuih a sad ex istence, maddened by its bereavement. ' Besides these anticipation of evila,as yet distant and only conieetural, there were more immediate causes of anxiety ana annoyance which harrasaed hrt peace, and were fruitful of much uneaainess and distraaa, Irort which she determined to free herself, even though it should be necessary to resort to the most en ergetic measures. Her home had of late been frequently visnea Dy ins ieic ui u myi itii mostfv. if not altogether, men of aban doned characters and dissolute habits who could now with impunity venture aoroau, and boldly, too in a country where there was no longer power to keep them in wholesome awe, and more than one of these military free-boot-nd had" cast glances' of admiration and covet- nna expectations upon the rich heiress of Snm'ftr. i. Foremost among these, ana especially ite- taited'bv Dora, was the tory lender Harrison, who regarded her as a priie well won by his imfriinulous devotion to the cause of the mother country. Patiently had he borne her indignant contempt, her withering scorn and hr freelv manifested d testation of his charac ter, in the nresumntous hone that the final hnnr nf triumph would wring from her how t.r tpiiiriontlv. a consent to wed him. He hit hecnmea freaueut guest at her father's house, who courted the sociaty of the bloody and wicked man whom hia more ceurogeous daughter abhorred. - - i Th gentle Dora was leaning over the bal ustrade and musing Upon the mournful air- eumitsncts that darkened the sunshine of her happiness, and bitter were her meditations as she called to mind her unfriended and desolate situation aince she stood isolated from the world, and with scarcely one friend to whom she coa!d unburden herself with a hope of sympathv. As she stood lookingoiit upon the scene before Mr, suddenly the neighing ot a horse reached tier eari from the road wmcn missed lonir at right angles to the avenue. ohmit half a mile distant. Again the sharp shrill neigh m6e upon the air like the clear blast of a clarion, ana uora imagineu mai she could almost hear the tramp or ner lover's steed along the firm and well troauen highway; . She gazed .intently down the long avenue, taxing her eyes w me unno.- io uis tinguish the horse or rider through the gloom as he passed the point where the avenue in tersected the highway. "It is the day he should have come," mur mured the maiden, as with her hand she sha ded her eyes from the strong glare of the moon, and PA?.! l intentlv down the avenue. A mo ment more and she beheld the moonlisht glisten upon the aleek coat of a powerful an imal, ashe turned oil from the highway, and entered the avenue leading to the house. Rod he nraised. it is indeed he." she ex claimed, as he recoenired the well known i.pd nf her lover. "Michael comes." and retiring to her chamber, she re-lighted her tmnn, .aa.nur1 iLTiirica ttryfallv at bf Wlll- - T -V- U-J ..v..l now, io ten ner -lover him w "n r . 1- 1 L : I 1H. n.rlln. lor ano oucovereu uia i;uiui"k. i k .uonin herself upon her kneei and burying her face in her hands, went tears of thnnklulners and joy for the anfe return of one who was dearer to her heart man me useii. Some ten qr fifteen minutes had elapsed and this beautiful woman still knelt with her face huried in her hands: when suddenly, a rust- linir win heard among the leaves of the oak that grew near her window to the right of the nor I ico. and a Slieni lamnx among iu uuu.us, ond a grating against its trunk, such as would be caused by one climbing it from below. She rose to her feet, and a glance through the open window served to reveal to her the fig ure or a handsome man, wno nau ascenueu the tree tothe height of her window, and was now making hia way along a bough thawpto- Jeeted to within a few inches of one of the corner pi lars ot me Dawony. In her surprise, ner nrsi impulse was scream aloud, but the voiceof her lover, whose quick eyes hod slresdydiscovered her, disarm ed ber fears for herself, and she now began feel seriously alarmed Tor the peril m w hich his seeming rashness had involved himself.. The limb unun which he was slowly ma king his way to the balcony was nearly thirty feet fremthe gravelly court oeneam anu seem ed quite too frail to support even the weight of a slender stripling, much less of one of the robust of Michael: but while she stood petri fied by astonishment and terror, her lover was eraduallv nearina the column, then casting his arm around if, and finally releasing hold oftho bough, leap lightly to the uallus trade, and at length stood safe and secure upon the balconv. With a crvofioy she flew through -tbe open -door, and failing into arms, relieved hat overwrought feelings by flood of tears. . "I have comei". were the first, words of lover, as he presse I her to his bosom, "but seldom as we meet, dear Dora, I find country iq unsafe for me, tint we must meet to part almost in one breath." ... "Not so soon, I trust, MichaeT," answered Dora haatilr: have so much to say to you, and am so unhappy here, that I, would follow vou to the enmn. and be even' your servant there, raliier than we should parr again. "I hope dear Dora," answered micnaei he led her (rom the balcony into her cham br that Isaac Wharton has not forgotten kindness due you I.", Not that. Michael, not that," she respond ed o.uicklv. as she marked the flush of anger anil snrnrisp thai flnihed over the earnest fea tures or ner lover, "but our neignuornooo no longer what it once was; but five miles distant from this very spot, the toriea are have a grand meeting an the day alter to -mor row." "Ha! say yon go I" renliedMichaeleagerly, while a gleam of joy flaahtd from hia eyes. "Where meet they, and how beard you newa so important and welcomeaa this Jr. , "welcome i mueeu, iy wo i ia wise!" responded the fair woman, while cheek erew a shade naltr. "1 myself hesrd their leaders Slider una very roor wnen bosstlngly told of the preparations they msde for the rendezvous l tneir raggen lowers at the field on Tarcotfl., A grand sup nor i in hit nrnnared for iheir traitorous guests. New weanona are to be distributed, to fniinworn with an unsnaring hand, and provis iona. elo'.hina and money bestowed upon who Will ioia them. The- whole country eetiri and the notorioua Tynea who is to eommaml is alretdyjn the neighborhood a. number of active and. audaoions jqiiowers. - I'd m tyiw anil t. rnr." exclaimed Michsel with, an animated gesture,, this will .be, nwa fnr im mmmander. But has the rascal ly toriea no fear that Marion would hear their elr gathering, and be an unbidden guystt" "Indeed thev do not." replied she. "S do the? eeiri of danger now. , Marian is iieved to be far distant, and too feeble even, aware or their pu;poip,,.to yeqture aorooO; oppose them.', ' io to a as the as the ia to he mcy naa 101 their all u lake with noble, of "On my soul they are fools as well as cra vens 1" muttered Michael, disdainfully. - "No longer aince than morning I left my brave gen eral with two hundred aa gallant soldiers as ever fought under the banner pf. freedom. Conyers panting for the fight,, is in the camp with a full troop, and w are ready at a word to rusb down upon t ho enemy like a thunder bolt. But I am astonished beyond measure that our scouts ever wont to be prompt and vigilant, failed to gather and transmit to Mari on intelligence of this gathering." "Perhaps they may nave been among Uiose good and leli.ble whigs who. were cap tured and sent off nnder guard to Camden," answered Dora. "Before a word was wbia-lment or be if io pered abroad of the intended gathering every man even suspected of being friendly to hia country was at once sent off to prison." "If all have indeed fallen into the power of the tories, there is an epauletted traitor in our camp," answered Michael sternly. "Marion haa scouts abroad that you would scarcely dream of and such as the tories could never suspect, unless they are betrayed. None but officers are permitted to know the names of his scouts and ther are only trusted with the secret when be good of the public service requirea it. lmust know what fate haa befallen his scouts, and to do ao, 1 must trust vou with their names, which otherwise torture could not wring from my Hps. . l trust you but let the silence of the grave forever after rest on their names." "Speak on Michael," answered the maiden 'I would die sooner than betray them." ' Michael drew yel nigher to her, and sinking his voice to a whisper, as though be feared the walls line! ears, spoke slowly and solemnly 'Richbourg:, Jumiton, A mas can you tell me ought ot th cm 7 they are our scouts, loyal and trusted. God grant they may be safe!" "No wonder that you failed to hear from them," replied Dora ; "Jamison and Ames have been sent in irons to Camden : but Richbourg preferred a better late, he died at his own door, battling like a lion with those who were sent to arrest him. ' "May he rest in peace," responded Michael solemnly, "he was a brave soldier and an hon est man. But we hare oue scout yet left, t brave and lovnl old man as true as steel to the cause of his adopted country. What bad ti dings have you to tell me or old. Archy Kerr." "Old Archy Kerr!" asked Dora, with a start of surprise; that taciturn moody and selfish old man whom no whig will trust and whom tory as he is, even his own party avoid and dislike? You. jest in speaking thus of that misanthrop ic recluse." : "On my word I do not," responded her lov er gravely. "Old Archie Kerr, for reasons that do. honor to his heart has been content to endure the ill-will and contempt of those whose devotion to their country does not equal his own. Too proud, indeed too much of a christian to practice imposition or deceit, even for the promotion of a righteous cause he would sooner tear his tongue from hia throat than sqfler it to belie bis conviction. Thus hf -ti-neatr-Vept him arioof from the tones though reputed as such himself. . And he will not consort with our own party, lest he mny draw the suspicion of the royalist party upon himself, and thus diminish his opportunity of rendering assistance to Marion. The leading wings of the district have a hundred times de nounced him to Marion as one well worthy of the halter but our general has only smiled in the quiet way peculiar to him, and talked of moderation anil lenity to our enemies. Oh! believe me one of the noblest hearts that ever beat one the most atern and unyielding in its integrity, throbs under the coarse jerkin ot that devoted patriot. Tell me Dory, has hr too fallen into the power of the lory pariyr- "No. Michael, no!" answered she. "Ar chy Kerr is so cordially detested by the whigs, that he would be the last man the lories wouiu suspect. Three, weeks since he was taken down by a tevet "Pd now lies dangerously ick. and so unpopular is his name, thai believe nay nou ear he is left to dia al most compa nioffls.'.s. "God forbid !" eiaeutated Michael lervenuy, he'is too firm a friand of his country to merit such a fate. Were it not what you have told renders it necessary that I should return to the camp without the loss of an hour, I would even hasten to his oeusiue mis input, i con- ure vou bv all that is sacred, suffer not that noble seivant of bis country to feel that he neglected; visit him yourself; tell him that like himself vou live but for yourcountry. He is the friend, the confidant and the scout Marion and never does our General change his camp, without directly informing Kerr by a trusty messenger of hia change of quarters. tie would part with his last morseioi oreau feed a suffering soldier, and as his means are scanty, the old hero may even now lee I we pincoings of actual want, xou anouiu provided wunsucn minga ai a oiuk man uraj actually need, and whisper this in his ear, that n fnity-eight hours Marion nimsen win aioiiu bv hia aide. Ah ! Dora, devotion like his should not go unrewarded." Indeed it tnoU not," answered sne wun much emotion. . f'For the love he baa borne his country, I myself will watch over him, a daughter, and see that all his wants are aup- pled." . , 'And now, Dora, aaid Michael rising from hia seat, "tfe must part once more, and soon er than I had anticipated. I must retraee my tpn with, all convenient eneoC. and inform Marion of the varied news I hava beard from vour Hps. . In two days at most we shall meet again, that is so soon as we Hava routed -mis band of ruffians, of whose rendexvous you have told me. Marion will be- on hia route before to-morrow'a aun has aet, and I trust such a lesson may be taught to the tories Black river that they Will nevar again appoim another rendezvous here.' - . ' "May heaven grant it," ejaculated the maiden. "But, Michael, I know you must in deed be wearied with your long travel, uc cupy this chamber until morning and," added with a blush--"as for myself I will tire below: Indeed I will gee to it you not discove ed, and have you awakened put on the road before the family are astir. Rest beneath our roof atleast until morning." ! must answer you ray dear Dora, aa a cer tain noble but 'unfortunate Soldier answered his kifig, when he returned home from an un finished campaign, while his countrymen were still abroad engaged in the toils of war "The auk and Israel and Judah abide- in tenia the-servant of my Lord are eneamped in onen field," thus it is with me. I must even 4env myself, weary ai I am, .the luxury sleep.'.' , i he cneea ano neca oi we young maiden who. wan remembered tne story which innocent allnaioa was mad Were crim soned with blushes, which She QUbt vainly oonreal, . ' v' 1 v "No. Dora." continued her" lover in sume 'grave tone-i-'nfl bed of fowif for me, h'mutt hasten back to inform Marvin of this riousrews. were be nor a man oi more ordinuv activity, it would even now. be lata to convey him the tidings in s'eaipu. ' member when I am gone, I pray you, honest, and loyal old Kerr, Ha is an unshaken friand of his country, and no doubt needs kindness and eare at this time. And now time con strains ma to leave you." "Not in the same manner in which you came, however, Michsel. Allow me to step below, and if I find all quiet I will return and conduct you out by the lower door." v Dora hastily descended the staircase and after ! ahoit absence returned to the door and beckoned to Michael to follow. Michael had already drawn off his boots and stood ready to follow his fair guide, 'who immediately led the way down the staircase to the lower apart. and opened the door for his exit. i is io as on she are and ana the pf to to t the I ifo man too Drawing her close to his bosom and im printing a kiss upon her cheek, he whispered m her ear as they parted, "lear not Dora, we shall meet again." . The maidan gently closed the door, and parsing for a moment to listen to her receed- ing footsteps, the young diagnon drew on his boo'f, and hastened to the copse where his horse stood tied. As he passed out by the gateway he glanced back toward the house, and Dora vho was again on the balconv await ing a parting glance, waved him a last adieu in answer to his own, and retired once more to her chamber. Hastily then the young trooper strode along, and soon was seated firmly in his saddle, re tracing his steps, to bear his general the im portant information he had received. Although the silent moon above sent down a flood of lightupon the scenery through which he passed, making it yet more beautiful than day, yet the attention of the trooper was not aroused bv the visible obiecls around him. Moodily pressing the rowel into the flanks of his alieady jaded ateed.hesDstractl, continued his journey in that meditative mood that leaves the outer senaes to slumber and repose. He had already retraced some ten miles of the road, over which he had solately passed, when suddenly awakening from hisrevery, and find ing that his good steed had fallen into a slow er pace than the urgency of the case and the short time before him permitted, hp quickened his pace into a gallop and with new life his horse dashed gallantly onward. Before him the road turned off abruptly to the right, and aa at a rapid pace be turned the comer, Mich ael found himselt, unexpectedly, lace io lace with a body of horsemen, some twcniy-tive or thirty in number who had halted in the road, and before he could check his fiery and im petuous steed he was borne uuo their very mhlst. "Hallo! who the deuce have we here ?" ex claimed the leader of the band, suddenly wlieelinc unon Michael, who found himself in aa instant hemmed in by the armed horsemen who closed around him, rendering resistance or racane alike impossible. "Some 4) d rebel, colonel, I'll stake my life on it," replied one of their number, "Who are-yon," again demanded their lead er in. an authorative tone, "Your name you? busia,4 answer briefly-and tothe point we have no time to lose in idle questions. . "Hang him up? shouted one of their number who was scarcely able to ait on. his horse, brandishing at the same time a sabre above bis head. "Hang him up, and let's on to old Wharton'a before the rebel we are after makes his escape." "Put up your sword Randall " interposed another of the band. "Put up your sword, and le'.'s hear what the fellow has to any. In an instant Michael comprehended the full peril of his situation. He at once under stood from the language that met his eora.that the party before him were at that time in pur suit of himself, aa he correctly divined at the instigation of the bloody Harrison. Knowing well that iney were Deni upon ma uesirucnun, he scorned to attempt to deceive them by false hood. As dearly as he loved lire, beset a still hither value upon truth. "What have you to say r" again asked their leader in an irritated tone. "Our time is pre cious speak your name !" "Were your time ten times as precious," nswered Michael boldlv, "you should tarry here a long while before 1 should answer ques tiansof such a character uron the common highway." Da-am me Kernel," sqneaneo a voice the crowd, "if this ain't rank treason against you. Ef it was left to me, I'd say awing him up on a grapevine." "Move," 'honied a harsh, but commanding voice from the outer circle of the'erowd, and the speaker, a tall and stalwart man, whose face was bandaged up made his way into the midst of the circle, to get abetter view of the prisoner.- Michael s neari oegan io ucne iuil-h ii wai for in that fierce voice, and atnut horseman, he recognized that vindictive tory whom hand had that evening stricken to his feet.and whe he well knew chermhed feelings of deadliest haired against him. Knowing that to fall into his bands would lie scarce less than instant death, with the anxious eagerneas despair he looked from side to side, with desperate resolution of making an effort hrealc from the band ofhii captors. "That's your man! seize him!" shouted Harrison for it was he the mnment nlanfi. rested on our hero. With a desperate hope of escapp, Michael tifhfened the rein of his good steed, planted himself firm'y in his stirrups, and driving rowel hone in the flanks of his high mettled charger, gave him the reins and attempted rush by rlarruon. The attempt, despera'e as it was, hod near ly succeeded. Two of the horsemen who stood in his path were borne befoie him to the earth nd ata?cred bv the shock, his horse for a mo ment faltered. Time waa thus afforded to Har rison, who was mounted npon an iron grey iiimaMinir activity, to wheel bis horse suddt- 1 . . i . 1 - i . l lv around, and raising uenvny hibucu which he earned in his band, be dealt Midi nel a blow that felled him tothe earth. In instant a dozen of the companions of Harrison were upon him, and stunned by the ahock, fore he recovereu iroin nis momentary aiupor, his arms were pinioned-and he lay at merry. ' When Michael was fully restored to fcon sclou'iiess, his captors were dismounted standing around him. The hum of voices sounded confusedly in his ears; but he perceived it was the desire of the great er number to hang him up literally to the near est tree. The greater portion of them, led h Harrison, were clamoroua for his instant ecution, while he who appeared their leader seemed desirous to postpone Vt, to some fitting time. He also ascertained that the into whose hands he had so bnforliinat.aly fallen, had been collected by Harrison for purpose of following him to Isaao Wharton's, whiiher Harrison had learned he Was wont go whenever be obtained leave 'of absence from the camp of Marion. ' 1 ' Stun? with mortification jeaVmsy and cherished hatred, Harrison and hia followers urged the immediate execution of Allscot, Ra who seemed their Chief ind who wutreet- ed with marked defferenee and respect by all, firmVy refused to sanction their cruel and hor rid design. ... "Colonel Tynea," exclaimed Harrison point ing with drawn saber , to Miehael, who bore himself unmoved and proudly in bis trying sit uation, "that man you know to be an active and dangerous rebel." I could scarcely consider him such at pres ent," returned Tyhei, with a cynical smile, and seemingly indifferent to the ill humor and impatience of his second in command. Harrison ground his teeth with rage, while he continued. "Km I then to understand, Colonel Tynea, that faithful, and tried, and active svrvanta of the king, are to sit down patiently and bear the injuries and indignities of such rebels as be?" "Yes !" piped in little Bill Stoker from the outskirts of the crowd; "is we that's a Hers font and bled and died for the king, to be knocked down with our own cheers in our own houses, and never be allowed the privil ege to hollow that's the question !" ' A general laugh from the crowd followed this earnest pathetic statement of the stale of affairs. Harrison bit his lip with venation, and looked daggers at his late fellow-sufferer, while Tynes strove in vain to suppress a smile. "No, major I" said he, laying his hand kind ly upon the shoulder of Harrison, and speak ing in a tone at once courteous and resolute. "I do not intend that this rebel or any other that may fall into my hands, shall escape the fate due to the crime of treason. But he lump as we do the commission of a christian king, we must not act with disgraceful precipitation. Brsidrs, we thus give the enemy the right to retaliate, and God keep them from that !" he added with a shudder. "On to-morrow we will give, him a trial, and on the next day he shall hang ! And now to your horses ! You, Applejohn and Stoker, put the prisoner on hia horse between yoy, and see you be watchful that he has no opportunity of escape Should he attempt it shoot him on the spot!" Thussaying, Tynes received his horse rrom an attendant, and put his foot in the stirrup- In a C'UpIeof minutes the whole cavalcade was again in ino'.ion, having Michael hound and placed on his horse between two of their number. Thus he lound himselfunexpecte:iy turned back, and carried a prisoner along the road he had already twice travelled since pet of sun. The party having secured their pris oner, wended their way slo ly, and in cau tious silence toward the camp upon Tarcote. Those of the party conversed with each other in whispers, for the name of Marion a name associated with midni'ht surprises, and terri ble from the suddenness with which he at times pounced down upon the enemy who deemed him far distant was a spell of terror which followed the tory in all his evil deeds, and sleeping or waking, by day and by night, followed him like the whisperings of an evil disquieted consciance. CHAPTER III. in his of to his the to of inp an be their, ond dis tinctly on ex mote par ty, the to but There is a utronh Deep buried In our hearts, of which we reck Hut little, till the shafts of heaven have pierced It fragile dwelling1. Must not earth be vent, Before her perns are fouud ) "I myself will save him !" cried Dora, sud denly nrouiing from her deep dejection, while her eye flashed with new born energy; "I will appeal no more tothe mercy of savage men, but to the sword of hia country. Thev live by the sword, and wo unto them, by the sword they shall perish !" Thus spoke the noble woman, as with a firmer step she paced the floorof her chamber Tynes and Harrison had that ver'ymnrning vis ited the house shortly after the dawn, and made no concealment of the fact that Allscot had been captured by them but a few hours before and they were equally unreserved in proclaiming their intentions to have him pub licly executed on the day succeeding that their visit. Shocked and overwhelmed by the distressing information, Dora fnrpot hermaiden delicacy, and throwing herself at the feet his captors, plead in tears for her lover's life. Tynes was cold and inexorable, and tlioug'i Harrison preserved a decent and cautious si lence, there was a lurking triumph in his eyes more significant and siiiistrous than the impas sive humanity or Tynes. As these two wor thies left the house, Harrison found an ppiior tunily ot W'lnspcring in her ear a lew words seeming interest and kindness. Come, Jhss Sinfleton," said he, "to our camp on Tarcote, on to-morrow' and I will join with you in an attempt to obtain for this young man pardon trom the colonel. Aecrp! my offer in the spirit in which it is made, and our joint efforts will perhaps save him." Dora's first thoughts were to spurn his pror- (er or services, ivliich only cloaked premedi tated wrong, with the I onest indignation justly deserved; but knowing that such con duct would only hasten the fate of Michael, and feeling that it was due to him to take course which might render his danger still more emminent she turned toward Harrison with a brighter eye, and nnswerd: "I thank you, Mr. ilarrson'Harnson who was a major in the royalist service his lip with indignation "I thank you, for your offer, and and do indeed accept it the spirit in which it waa made. Perhaps visit to your camp may be delayed until a late hour on lo-aorrow, but as sure as the sun rises I will visit your camp." Harrison with bis superior officer, departed thoroughly deceived by the honest rrank ness of the maiden. "She has fallen into my snare," waa self congratulatory thought of the tory major a he left the house. "Fool that he is, to think that I believed trusted, one 60 bloody and faithless !" way soliloquy af he fair Dora, as she ascended staircase and entered her chamber. All heroism of her nature was arousjd, and with the determination to save Michael there was awakened. within her an energy and aelf de pendence of which until that hour she nut believe herself possessed. Her spirit rose with the occasion that called forth her latent energies, and she deteraained to lose not honr in irresolute delay. Summoning a servant MS bell that stood upon the mantle board, she bade her seek and send to her, without delay, Nero, a valu able and trusty servant, who had been childhood the playmate, and in malurer years the body servant of her father. Like all ser vants in his station, h was devotedly attach ed to his young Unstress. She-was the- bean ideal of all that waa good, and excellent, however he might feel it necessary to differ from her opinion, still whenevershe command ed he wasreadv to lay down his life in service. In short.' Nero was in hia own eati mation One of the most important and dignified personages; yet, when his young mistress in question, a sooet humbltvand unobetrueive individual. . ..r. ,., , . 1. ,- la a very few momcala Dora's maid vant, Jarje returned', preceeded by Nero, in hand who halted at the door, and ttood Is published every Thursday morning, i ti e room immediately oyer the Post Office, Main Street, Eaton, Ohio, at the following rates: SI 60 per annum, in advance. 12 00, if not paid within the fear, and 12 60 after the year Las expired. -tTbesa rates wilt .be rigidly enforced. .3 No paper discontinued until arrearages are paid, anlessat the option of the pnblitlier - UTAH communications addressed tothe Ed tor musfbe sent free of pcstsje to insure at- ention. " . uTNo communication ' inserted,' unlesi ae companied by a responsible name. of of of it no respectfully awaiting the command! of hi! young miatress. There was on his face.an ex pression of curiosity and expectation that pro voked a smile from Dora, despite hex distress. The wrinkles on the old man's brow and tho twinkle in hia eye said as plainly aa wurda -"Ki, missy I what now J" "Oood morning, missy," said the old man with a smile expressive of wonder. "Good morning, daddy Nero," returned Dora with a sigh, "I have sent to you to know if Fearnought is in proper plight for a long and rapid journey.'' "xes, missy I" answered the old man open ing his eyea wide; "Fearnought travel like de wind." "Hat he been well fed Una morning?" asked she. "Yes, ma'ambin well fed feed nm my self," was the reply. "la he a safe and sure horse 1" again asked his young mistress. "Ki, ma'am, he be as wild as de tiger," answered Nero. I maan daddy Nero," asked Dora, "is ha sure-footed, and will he go through all diffi culties i" "Sure footed for true !" replied Nero open ing his eves widor and wider, "and he'll go tothedebbil if you'll only gib himjine enough . ' Fearnought'a a mighty sperited horie for true." "Well, then, Nero, he is just the horse I want," replied his mistress. "I ish you to sndille him for me at once; snd here's a va lise I wish you to attach to the saddle forme." "Saddle Fearnought for 7011, missy!" re plied the old man with an inoredulus frown and smile. "Why, there ain't.a nigger massa Wharton got, what dare for to ride him f" "My father was a good hor?eman was ha not ?" asked Dora. "Yes, m ''am! he ride like the debbil!" res ponded Nero. "Well, then, I think," replied she, "I'll prove myself Ins daughter. Saddle fearnought and I'll take a gallop upon him," she contin ued wi'ha flashing eye, "fur mr.ny a long mil-?, ay ven if it cosine my neck." "Let mefo wid you den,' missy?" asked Nero eagerly. "I shall at all events need your service un til I return," answered she evasively. "Thank God for dat, anyhow," ejaculated Nero, receiving the valise, which' she tossed him, nnd with a reverent how the old man withdrew to fulfil her commands. In a few minutes thereafter Dora appeared ill her riding dress, descended from her nnnrl. ment nnd found Nero with all things in readi ness for herdepar'uie, a quiet but strong and 'serviceable animal for bis own use being hal tered at the rack while he with difficulty held by the reins the animal she had otdereil to be saddled for her own. In truth Fearnought was as wild and fierce) a steed as ever paced the sultry plains of Ara- oin. 1 all and of magnihcient proportions, he tood restlessly pawing up the earth and plung ing auoni as 11 to escape trora llie l,anJs or Ins groom, his wild anu; nervous eye flashing wilh fire. "You can't ride him, miss," observed old Nero, shaking his head doubtinglv. ."Bet ter let me put him up and ketch old Fox." "Never mind, daddy Nero," she said; "only brinij him up to the steps so t can mount, and once within the saddle, 1 will answer for the lest-', Tha horse which Dora had chosen for lief ride was indeed a high mauled and fiery ani mal. His glossy c at of a dark bay color, that glittered in the sun, assort and as smooth a! velvet; his eye that - flashed widely, hi high arched crest, slender form and faultless pro portions, all procla'med him one of that thor ough-bred a nd pure blooded stock, at that day so iiisity me pride o: uaromia. 'l)he restive and fiery animal was led tothe -platform, and without a moment's hesitation Drn trusted hersel.'lo the saddle, and in low and gentle tones soothed him into quiet a she guided him d wn the avenue. Patiently he submitted Io her control, and rr.oved on aa quietly as a lamb, as though proud of his gea tle rider, and mindful of her safety. K, woman stronger dan one debbil," mut tered old Nero, as he cantered on after lier,on his more staid nnd sober animal, with a capa cious basket containing comforts for the sick mn on the saddle bow. I hira was soon in n fast canter moving like a fleeing shadow along, the bridle path thnt led lo fbe Black River swamp, on the very margin of which was the dwelling of the long. il'iiiUed, but faithful whig old Archibald Keir. The house, which was in a field of about two acres, stood on (lit brow of the hill nt the foot of which, lay the oozy and path less swamp. Une mij-'ht have stood in the loor-way and tossed a filbert without an ef fort beyond its margin. The bridle path that wound around the field lo the front of the hut w so blocked up by brush wood, that it was passible only with some difficulty. In fact it seonied as if the owner had permitted ii to be choked up, in or der that at any time he might the more readily escape (rom any band or horsemen sent lo ar rest him. ' (CONCLrDED NEXT WEEK.) . Value of the Soul. If the sun were a globe, and each star a dia mondthe moon a ball of silver, and the earth) a pearl of great value, one soul would ba worth more than they all; and yet the sinner values his son lie's thin a few rusty silver dol lars, or the transitory pleasure of sin for a season. or the the the ITA darkey having been to California, thus speaks of his introduction to San Francisco: "As soon as dev landed in de 1 il.fr, d.ir moufa - begin to water lobe on land; and as soon aa . dey waded to de shore, dey didn't aee any goold, but dey found such a big supply of nuf fiin to eat, dat dar gums cracked like baked day in a brick-yard ' Sambo's Criticism. an out in The pdmpousepitaphofaclose fisledciltzen closed with the following passage of Scripture: -"He thatgive'.n to the poor lendeth to tha Lord " ....... . -., "Dat may be so," soliloouized Sambo, "but w'en dat man'died, ueLord didn't ow$ 'hit a red ttnt!' - and 'her rrA gentleman was once walking in a street, when he met a atone cutter, and who lie ihus addressed : ' "My good fellow if the devil waa to come n6w which of us Would betake ?" "After little beaitatian, the man replied, "me air, becanse, yer honor, ha would be glad to ketch meself sure an' he'd bate ycr ft any , .- ' ; ?.; .. - - " A Rival. ser cap - -Mm Paetlnftori- ton't seem tobrelrne-Ii-, ten no er aval talksaiter reading -i be acw count ofa reqent decent upon several doubtful- -establishments by the mayor who knew all. . about the houaej ofdttUiuU."