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One tquare, (or lest) 8 insertions, 1,0 .,'-. ) Etch additional insertion, 25 .,. ..Three months, -,k 3,00 ,(",; Si mouths, - - 6,00 " t , Twelve months,' - - - 8,"'0 On fourth of a column pet year, ' 18.00 . half : ii'f; ; V ( " " - 18,00 , ' column-. .. . "... " L" -30,00 '"All evert square charged as iwotquaret. "' tTAdverlisemen's inserted till fordid at the expense of Ihe advertiser, Job work ' ," Executed at th' Office with neatness and despatch, at the fowest possible rates. Miscellaneous MICHAEL ALLSCOT. —OR— THE SHOT IN TIME. A STORY OF MARION'S MEN. BY J. W. IRVIN. i r; (CONCLUDED.) CHAPTER IV. OldKero was ready at hand to receive the . liridle of the maiden as she dismounted. She hastened'on to the door of the hut, over which ' growth of magnificent trees of the forest '' flung llieir shadows, and without even the ceremony of knocking at the door for admit ,Jsion, crossed the threshold and entered'the sole aunrtment of the hut. ' The room was poorly and scantily furnished. In one corner stood a bedstead, eoarsely, yet neatly "supplied, and before the hearth, on which wta arranged the full culinary uten- ails which the old man possessed- ttood a rude - bench end a. eounla of on ken chairs. Ihe floor was faultlessly clean, and even the pine shelves on which were arranged the Dngniiin n ware, and cheap plutes bore twees of frequent r scouring. . . The old man was sitting upon a bench ba fore the fire, and so deeply was be absorbed in r thought, or so dull andinactive liol liis senses Tiecoine irom long anil painiui illness, mat ne heeded not-her light footsteps as she crossed .; hie threshold. His feet encased in soRmocea . sins, and a blanket thrown around bis shnul ders, rupp'.yini! the place of a coat and waist - coat, he sat banding over the scanty fire, on -which an iron not was steaming, his long bo riv Snrers clasped together, seemingly lost in thought.' Dora paused and gazed upon him . for a momcut before she ventured to address him.' 1 Par beyond the common height, with tiroail and capacious chest, his figure still bore evidence of Ki.'anlic strength, as nesat dow- rd down,' with his head bent till it hung above his knees, Mid his sinewy hands laid , upon his lap, with his Ion; pale fingers inter . wined with one ano'.her, and his sunken med i itative eyes fixed upon the floor, his air was so stern that the in m. ten almost tremtiieu Detore him. Stiff as theqilillsofthefrettul porcupine ln bristling hair grizzled wtth see, rose above his huso massive forehead, which was deeply J,nd thickly furrowed with wriuklei. 11 is lace , was long, withered and darkened by exposure; (IIS lung BIIU Dq'llllllllUSCHUUCUUCi,ciuiiimiii,ii und expression to his features, while his full -. projecting aether lip gave additional harshness j,;to his countenance. Dora gazed silently upon him fora moment, ;'8iid then advanced to" the spot where the old '"map sat. Hearing the rootling if her dress, he : turned suddenly around, raised himself erect . 'efii hia scat, and fixed upon her his keen: gray :ry, th twinkled auspiciously under the long '1ilck bushy brows that projected over thra ''Phave heard Mr. Kerr, you were extreme ly ill," said she advancing and kindly ex- lending her hand, "and I have- come to visit , you." The old man received her hand, while his face relaxed somewhat of its sternness, and gently motioned her to a seat. Dora took an rin chair opposite 'o him, and made an effort to engage the old man in conversation by , kindly inquiries as to liis health and welfare. .it- The old man answered her inquiries cour . teously, yet briefly, and it was lint diflicult to ,, nee that some secret distrust of hi visitor, or t, the object connected therewith, haunted his mind, and rendered him the less communica .. live. ' ; "Mr. Kerr," said she at length, "I am told IliBt you know how to direct me on my way to Marion's camp. Can you do so ?" The -old man started wildly, and fixed on , her a gaze of wonder and suspicion, while he .. lanced apprehensively towards the door, as if ,- -ftuiring he lad been betrayed to the tories. , ,' Morion's ramp I" ejaculated the old man in tirptise. 'Who told yon so?" .. , . "One moment, Mr. Kerr I beg you will lis , ten to me patiently," answered the maiden in nn earnest and appealing tone. "Youcan . not be ignorant of the gatheringof tories which j..; is to take place withina short distance of this , . place on to-morrow?" , . The old man held his peace, and Dora con , - tinned, with her dark eyes fixed upon, him : . :' "Marion ought to be informed of that." . Kerr still continued silent. . . ,.. . "Have you," the continued, "no means of forwarding to him information so important as thi?" The old patriot groaned aloud, but answer ed: , "What business is this nf mine? If Marion or any other general wishes information, think ; yon it is my business to embroil myself by mix '' ing in his affairs? If he wishes to be inform- - edof all that Is passing, think you not, that there are spiesaitd scoulsenough in the coun ' try, already?" f ."But if his i ts i scouts are all taken?" tuggest- i ed Dora. "All taken," exclaimed the old man earneat ,' ly and wildly, while his eye began to flash ' with interest "Where's but what do you ' know oboutit, my child? Speak and he leaned oyer and gazed earnestly upon her. ., t "Jamison it taken," replied Dora. "Well! well!" asked Kerr impatiently and .,-eagerly "what next V " "Ames is taken, she continued. "Well ! well 1" cried the old man, uncon--sciously rising from his seat, while his gray eye twinkled with fearful interest, and his hand X 'wat pressed nervously together, "what of t mind tell me I what more?" . tJ 'Mnd Richbourg," she began -. t.,, What of Richbourg?" he cried in a tone ' of thunder. ': I" "It killed the replied. ' " The old man sank upon his seat overwhelm- i by powerful emotions. His lips grew livid .from Ihe Violence of bis excitement. He had ,r already been mode aware of the capture of ' Ames end Jamison, but he had still trusted ' that Richbourg had escaped to bear the news ''' of the tory gathering to Marion. : . , 'r: "All gone !' he-at length groaned aloud, -and I only am left, feeble, shattered and ira .'potent fot good.' ' O, for a half tcore hours of ""iuaWi and strength, and I would then willing ly lie down and die !" " k , . " ' "Mr. Kerr," said Dore in firm and unsha !' en tone,' "will' you not trustme?" I am on mjr way to Mribn's camp,' will yoii not lay 10 aside your prudentdistrustanddirectme thitb- .How "knew you anght of my tonnection with Marion?" 'inquired Kerr sternly.:. "WM 1" told you that I knew the secret of his camp?" , " ' 'LHstei to mtf patiently, my honored friend, '-''ind I will tell you the whole story," and" ith- -"oet a morhentt bekitaiion the told him of the ctjiture of Michael, of ihtflaatnight'a coorer- S I Til? Mill! BY W. C. G0UID. "Fearless and EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, m Hi 81 ! H WJ M . il I - in Tree." 0. NOV. 9, 1851. $l,50per Annum in Advance. Vol. 11, No, 21. sation between t hern, and the motives which had induced the young whig to intrust her with the secret of Manon't camp, wnicii he held. "It is the good providenre of God,' said the old man after he had heard ner story, -uui do you think to go alone ?" ' "Altogether alone," ihe replied. "I dare not risk exposing our general's secrtt hiding place, by carrying even t single domestic with me." The camp is full fifty miles away," said the old man, "can yon undergo the fatigue ?" "I am ready to lay down my life, so I can but see my brave general," she replied with warmth. . "Be it so then, my child," answered the old man, and stooping down he displaced s stone from the rude hearth, and drew forth a map, upon which were laid down the chief roads of thnt section ol me couniry, and me hiding places frequented by the partizan. With great care, and in a succinct and in telligible manner, he pointed out to her the route she must take to reach the camp, or raiher to foil in with n guide, who would con duct her to Marion; for the camp itself, which lay in the heart of an extensive swamp, could only be reached by one thoroughly acquainted with the intricacies of the locality. "Thank you, Mr. Kerr, thank you," replied Dora, when the old man had conclu ded, -'I now feel secure of my object, and rest assure that Marion's secret is as safe with me as with the best soldierof his camp." 'l believe you, my child," answered the old man kindly; "I hod judged you only by whot I knew of old Isaoc Wharton. I knew thai he was bitterly opposed to us, and did not dream that Michael had converted yiu to our cause." "Nor did he indred," lcplied Dora, quickly " I breathed in Independence with child hood's breath. My covenanting ancestors brought the spirit of freedom with them from Scotland's mountains and moors it lives in my blood, and beats in my pulses; and believe me, if our people would take counsel of me, they would fight while there is one arm left to raise iipinanoathofresistancetotyronny." The old man's eye flashed with delight as he looked upon the nob e woman, whose ear nest features gave additional force to her lan guage. "(Jod bless you for t descendant of Scot land's glorious martyrs !" was his solemn invo cation. God will prosper our righteoua CBuse when even the women of our land are inspired with the spirit of liberty." "I must leave you now, Mr. Kerr," said Dora, rising: "I hava broueht thus far with me a faithful and discreet servant, who will remain and nurse you durin? your sickness until my return. Nay, I can take no refusal," continued she, seeing him about todeeline the offer. "I dare not carry him with me, and were he to return alone, I fear lest my friends might conjeoture my errand and pursue me. And only tnink what danger it would bring on Michael, were it only suspected at the tory cunp that I. was on my way to seek out Ma rion. No, my-good friend, for many reasons you must permit Nero to remain with you, and as time is precious, I must be on the road." "Ah! dear young lady," said the old man, shaking his head doubtingly, "have you well thought of the distracted slate of the country of the lawless and violent men whom yon moy encounter? Will not your maiden moj esty shrink back from dangers greater limn death?" "Believe me no!" replied Dora, firmly. "I trust in a brave steed, lieet as the wiud, that would bear me (iff in safety though the bloody Tarlfon with all his troop were at my heels!" "A horse is a vain thing for cafe'.j: neither ahall he deliver any by his strength," replied ihaold man, in the beautiful language of that book that was liis daily food; "but 'behold the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him. to deliver their souls from death, ami to keep Ahem alive in famine. Ih is our help and our shield. Trust then in mm. The old man pressed her hand kindly ins he spoke, and with slow and feeble steps follow ed her to the door, and watched her with in terest as she proudly and confidently took her seat on the back of her impatient ateed. tie followed her with his eyes as she turned away on her strange and romantic mission, and as she disappeared from his sight, seized with a sudden faintness, he made an effort to regain his seat by the fire, and when about half way across the room staggered, and would have fal len; but for the timely assistance of Nero, who at that moment entered with a capacious basket of provisions fur the use of the inva lid. ' Overcome by the intense excitement to which his feeble and exhausted frame had been subjected, he became rapidly worse and per mitted himself to be assisted to his bed by Ne ro, who with t rueful, countenance walked about the room like a mute shadow, carefully anticipating the wants of llj'e sick man, and now and then drshing a tear from his honest eye, as the sad memory crossed him o? his kind mistress deponing on some mysterious mission, the secret of which he was not. permitted to share. CHAPTER V. The day of the rendezvous had come, and though the night was beautiful and bright, a long line of fires, extending from the highway by which the camp was bounded on any side towards the swamp, which was it boundary, on the other, gleamed brightly upon as motley a throng as were ever called upon to take up arms in the wars of a christian king. On the east, scarce one-fourth of a mile distant from the highway, whjeb. bounded the camp on the west, frowned a dense mass of sombre cypres ses, narking out the position of Black River swamp; and towards the south at a much greater distance, a long line of magnificent trees, stretchjng their branch-limbs to heaven, marked the course of Tarcote a lesierstream that emptied into the swamp. The spot which the tories had fixed upon for their gathering,' was an open old field, with only here and there a solitary tree, that long years ago the axe had spared. piles of logs had been heaped up, with an intervening space between each heap of per haps fifty or sixty yards, and these constructed in e line from the highway of which we have above spoken, to within one hundred ynrda of the margin of the swamp, had been fired about twilight. ' ' ' Near the margin of a dense and bushy mo rass, a few score paces to the south of this line, wat to be seen another group of fires, where smoking potssent up a savory steam tel ling of the ample feast that practised hands were preparing for the assembled crowd. i ' Around the piles of logs that were now hin ting brightly upon the scene, were gathered groups of -Individuals of as many varieties as one might meet in a summer's day Momen tarily, too, there were fresh accessions to the nnm0tf the tories. From all lides was heard tlietrvnnlinp of bones and the hum of voices as, they came gathering.to the, place of rendez vous. Beyond the farther end of the line of fires, and nearer to the swamp, was spread a capacious tent, brightly lighted within, where were congregated the leaders in the move ment; and thither repaired the most prominent tories ef the surrounding country, to pay their respects to the notorious Tynes, to whom had been allotted by the British generals, Ihe task of gathering a force of his countrymen to as sist in prosecuting the war. Successful be yond his most sanguine anticipation!) inducing a large number of vicious and disaffected to repair lo his rendezvous, he did not despair of torming a regiment sufficiently strong to over awe the country and thus reccommend him self to the favorable notice of the British coin-mander-in chief. He had prudently set out sentinels oi all the roads leading to the camp, who were to give the alarm in case of danger, while his rear was thought lo be sufficiently protected by a swamp of some two miles in width, pathless and impassible, save to one whm long habit had rendered familiar with its intricacies. As Tynes stood in the door oT his tent and looked down along the extended line of fires around which were disposed the various groups whom his activity had collected together, he could not repress an rxclamation of delight. Some were seated on the ground engaged in conversation, some werestandingat a respect ful distance from the huge fires, many were passing the bottle around in noisy hilarity, others were strolling about singly or in groups, while not a few squatted Upon the ground, were engaged in the mysteries of old sledge or poker, using some outspread handkerchief, in verted hat, or fallen true as a table. . Horrid oothsand imprecations were heard on every hand obscene jests and ribald language, such us is only heard when the most abandoned of men are collected together in the purlieus of. a drunken camp. Alter gazing upon his fol lowers for a moment, Tynes turned back into his tent where were gathered sorre Itn or twelve individuals of a somewhat higher intel lectual grade than the rabble without. Among them was en r former acquaintance Harrison, dressed in the full uniform of his rank, with his sword buitkled on, and even his chapeau upon his head. As Tynes re-entered, Harrison rose, and drawing forth his watch, exclaimed with an oath : "It is high time colonel, those rascals with out had their supper, and so I may as well hong up the rebel Allscot at once." "As you please, major," returned Tynes; "but after hanging him, I should not fancy falling into the hands of Marion." "Marion, be !" replied Harrison, with an oath. "I have certain information that his force is scattered, and he himself fled from the Slate, No ! beliove me, we have the game in our own hands, and may play it out as boldly as we please." "All 1 say," observed Tvnet in a tone of ndifference, "is that I thai! not sleep so soundly after this execution. However, take your own course, but remember I wash my hands clean of it." "I have only deferred his execution uiril now," observed Harrison, " in tl e hope that Dora Singleton might fall into the trap I had laid for her, by coming to intercede for liis life; but the messenger whom I sent to nolifv her that I would defer it no longer than seven o'clock, unless she appesred before that hour, has returned with the news that she has not been seen since yesterday morning, and the family are in great alarm on her account and unable to account for her unusual and pro tracted absence." "Has disappeared since yesterday morninc ! By heavens, I like not that !" exclaimed Tynes with a feorlul oath, starting from his seat, while his cold cheek grew a shade paler. "There's mischief in the wind, Harrison!" "Pshaw ! Tynes, what nn old woman you have become," replied Harrison, with alaush- "You will start at your own shadow next, if you suffer the silly freak of a girl thus to ter rify you." "I saw the devil in that woman's eye," an swered Tynes gravely, "on yesterday morning when we refused her petition to spare the life of this rebel, and if my suspicions are not altogether groundless, she will cause us seme trouble yet." "The deucetake yourfearsand suspicions," laughed Hariison, "and since she would not ca'ch at the bait I prepared for her, I'll even swing this rebel up between heaven and earth at once, and swear when I meet her again it was all from pure love to her. I have every thing in readiness and he shall have a short shift or it." Thus speaking, be cocked hit hat fiercely, and passina out at the door of the lent turned and made his way to the rear, where Michael, securely bound, was kept under a guard of some fiftysoldiers, many of whom were already in a state of partial intoxication. Momentari ly expecting to be called upon to march their prisoner off to execution, a horse bad been kept in waiting for Harrison. "Hey, my boys I I have kept you waiting a long time," exclaimed the brutal being as he appeared; "but we will now have the busi ness over in a trice and then to our supper winch has already delayed too long. Here, puss this bottle among yon and then to the gal lows." "Here's a short passage to yer, squire," soid one of them, winking to Michael, as he raised the bottle to his lips. "Luck and a husband to the (nl you leave behind you," said, another, winkiug alternately to Michael and . Harrisou, as he gulped down the vi.'e potation. . Although the prisoner felt that his hours were numbered, the near approach of death, as terrible as it 'may seem to one in whose veins the watm current flows healthfully, could not check' his rising indignation. He cast upon his cruel' tirinenteN a glance ofi scorn, and only by a strong effort, repressed the angry rebuie that rose to his lips, prompt ed by the unmercifuHnsnlts of'the brutal sol diers. ' "Tell the drummers and fifers to come for ward, tJnston, and strike up "Rogue's March" as we go to the gallows tree, end drown the hootings of those noisy owls, that seem shrieking out their adieus ' to this old companion of theirs, wlia has shared the swamp with them so long.' By my faith! they arc fitting companions for a, rebel such as he." Just at this moment, indeed, searce more than a hundred yards from'the spot where they stood, was heard from the oaks on the mar gin of the swamp, one of those long, wild un earthly cries, with which the owl sometimes awakens the echoes of Iheswamp, making the stranger to start back in terror at his wail. Hrs cry was answered from, the swamp, , a ml again and again bis fellows rung out their successive responses, their answets,- each ri sing more and more distantly, until tbey seem ed to die away on the farther side. - The prisoner startled and trembled tligl.tly, while he stood more erect and proudly, -and his eye flashed with a"hxiety and hope. Har rison only observed his nervous start. "By my right hand," observed that worthy, with an attempt lo laugh, the rebel's nerves begin to tingle a little. A few more such dole ful staves as that, and he will becomu so weak, we will have to carry him bodily to the gallows. Music I music at once, before his legs fail him altogether." Two drummers and a filer took their place be'bre the prisoner, and struck up the Rogue's March. A few score of riiffiainly men with muskets and bayonets fell in behind him and partly pushing their prisoner along, the pro eession, with Harrison at their head, mountel on his iron grey charter, took their way to the spot selected for the execution. Then tnsued such a scene as we freely confess we ;re unable lo depict. Some fifteen or twenty individuals mostly negroes, ran ilonir on each side of the procession with lighted torches, and more than two thirds of those who were osssernbled at the encompment, hoving been previourly informed of what was abont to take place, at the firs tan of the sig nal drum burned away from every quarter of tne tieui, to take port, in the procession. The old field was olive with some three hundred individuals, eagf.rly hurrying along, jostling, cursing and pushing each other in their eaqer nessto get a position near the prisoner. With yells and fearful oaths intermingled with cruel jests and heartless laughter, the multitude rushed along to the scene of sacrifice. The spot chosen for the execution, was about two hundred yards to the northeast of the colonel's marque in the open field. Har rison had ordered that he should behungupoo a magnificent oak, that at od nearly two hun dred yards distant from the npirjnn of the swamp. A rope had already been thrown over one of its branches, and the noose hung to withina few feet of the ground, ready to be fastened around the neck of the prisoner, while the other end rested upon Ihe ground 8t the base nf the tree, near which stood a sav age looking man to whom had been alluttd the task of drawing him up. Oh, how lovely and beautiful seemed the glorious night lo the victim led to the slaugh ter. Brightly above him shone the unclouded moon, sheding a halo of light upon the beau tiful world beneath where" nature held her Sabbath. Never had earth seemed more dear nor the smile of creation more lovely. The prisoner seemed not to hear or to heed the deridjng voices that mocked him in the fearful hour, when the rage of man should have been still, and left him to commune with his Maker'. Yet his thoughts seemed not to grasp at eternity. His bright and watchful eye tnld Hint he still clung to his hope and fondness for life. He gazed coolly nnd contemptuously upon Harrison, as that unleelins wretch turned to harrangue Ihe noisy and binwlin;' crowd. He offered no resistance when the rallous execu tioner fos'ened the fata) noose around his neck, for-his pinioned arms deprived him of the power to struggle; he turned in his tracks, and follewid with bis eve the movements of that ill-favpM individual, os he letired and stood with his hands outstretched, and grasp ing the opposite extremity of the rope, ready at the given signal to launch the prisoner into eternity Coolly aiichael gazed upon him with perhaps nearly as much indifference as though measuring the proportions of a brawny ox. He was a tall, bony, square faced and rod whiskered giant, stanum? some six icet in hia sork.i, and the proportions of a Hercules. No doubt he had often taken part in similar scenes, for. he stood with a calm, stolid and unruffled countenanc.',hi? brawny arms resting on the rope, some six inches above his head. Having finished his harranu, Hsrriioi: turned, and drawing his sabre, called out to the hangman m "Tighten nwny now, n;y boy, ,nrl giro the devil his due !" Then enme a moment of intense silc-nee. Even that drunken and brawling mob, so loud in their cries but a moment before, stood hushed and mute. The hangman advanced his foot his huge hands were clinched around llie rope, which lied already began to tighten under his grasp, nnd already he began to feel the weight of his victim, when his arm fell to his side nnd his knees gave way under him, and he drooped a lifeless corpse upon the ground, as the report of a well aimed rifle rang upon the ear from the margin of the swamp in their front. Then was heard a rustling as of the wind among the tree-tops then the trampling of feet then the clanking ol sabres rattling against their steel scabbards and with the command to "charge !" uttered in tones that Ml upon the ear like thunder, fearfully there loomed out from the shadows of the swamp a long dueky line of horsemen, with clattering hoofs and gleaming sabres, rushing in swift noisy and deadly array upon the terror stric k en nnd pale cheeked tories, who screamyd for mercy and fled wildly ai'd blindly for some place of refuge. Hut the avenger of blood was upon their track, and the destroying an gel hovered above their camp and pointed to the swords of Marion's men The war cry of "Carolina and Independ ence !" coupled withcriesof "no quarters to the tories I" rung terribly on their guilty ears. In vain they lied for succor lo the camp fires, where many of their comrades stood with their weapons by their side. The rifles of Marion's men, leveled Horn-the shades around were aimed with fatal accuracy upon the rev elers around the fiies, and had already begun the work of death in this quartet of the held. Unconscious of the bursting storm they fell, some in the midst of their drunken orgies.with theonth8and imprecations on their lips,otli ers where they sat playing cards exulting over their soccers, or in the midst of unfinished games with the uplifted cards iu their hands. hue tlie rules tnineu uiem out by scores, the dragoons with gleaming sabres pursuing them over the moonlit field, nnd hewedthem down in their tracks as they fled and scream ing for mercy. An hour of lerriblr retribution had hiHen among them, and remorsely was the penalty of their crimes exacted in this hour of unsuspecting security. 1 he carnage was over in a brief space, ami tlie victors were mas ters of a field which wat coveredwith the dead and dying. Michael had promptly been released by his comrades whose arrival had been toopporlune f r him, and so soon oa be wat freed, and he was fortunate to secure a horse which came galloping riderless past, and calling to one of two of his brother dragoons to follow, he vaulted into the sauale and puumg spurs to his horse rode fiercely away. Vhen the troop first broke from their cover. scarcely waiting to ascertain the extent ol their danger, Harrison trembling for bis sofe ty, had turned his horse's head across the field hoping to escape by a timelv and precipitate flight. Mounted upon ai !fron grey, charger of uncommon fleetness and strength, he con fidently expected to make good Ii is retreat unpursued or at least to distance any one who might be tempted to pursue. But a horseman rode at the beau ot the troopers of Marion, fa vored by the moon-like brightest of the night ' had alrekdy marked his flight, and seperated from his troop lo follow in pursuit. Dressed in a suit of black velvet from head o fool, and riding a horse as black i ebony, and with a single ostrich feather of snowy whiteness waving from his black enp, he in deed presented an omnious appearance, as gracefully sitting upon his stout charter, with his slashing sword in hand, he thundered on In pursuit. Not a shadow of emotion, anger, revenge or joy disturbtd the calm gravity nf hi handsome features. His dark, full, bold, and lus'rous eye, turned neither to the rightor lef:, to regard the screaming fugitives, who cowered from his path as he swept impetu ously hy, but was fixed 'meaningly and sternly upon his unforgiving foe. Hearing the thickening fall of feet behind him, when he begun to fancy himself secure from pursuit, Harrison turned in his saddle, and his cheek grew pnle with fecr, when in the sab.le horseman he recognised the bold and daring Conyers, whom he had wronged beyond forgiveness. Behind him, at srorcely the distance of hundred yards, followed his inveterate foe, and before him lay a fence with a double ditch, w hich must be leaped fearless ly and at killing pace. Destruction followed in hia steps and he dared not hesitate. Pres sing his gallant horse to theutmost he cleared it at a bound, and with a smile of triumph reigned in hie horse, and wheeling ronnd.wiih his sabre uplifted, stood ready lo confront his advancing adversarv, and hew him down before hp Prtnli! Tf-mi'PT li tm:il f frim tlin"r.,,i rfim on1 dinicmt leap. Conyers saw at a glance the design or his enemy, and though he might have avoided all hazard by drawing his pistol from his holster and shnottntr him dead as he stood, vet he preferred to encounter him in a manner bet tetfcalculnted to satiate Wiose stern and vin dictive feelingj that had been stirrer! up l y injuries too great to be foreiven. Therefore, findinir that his enemy awaited him h tiht tened his reign and permitted his horse to ap proach to the difficult leap with slow and measured strnles. fixing his eve firmlv upon ceived the fiercely aimed blow of Harrison, and ! skillfully parried it with an upward stroke. ; It required Ihe quick eye of the eagle, and the unshaken nerve of the lion t0 accomp ish soj ""-u...i ...m...o ,.. u, . could prepare lo rcpe-at the blow, Convert- had wheeled upon him, and was raising a storm of bl iws about his head, in vain the ten tied tory putforth his utmostskilland strength, and tax ed his powers to their full limit; l.e was soon convinced that he lay at the mercy of Centers' whe prolonged the contret only to lengthen fcut his agony. Feeling that be wss powerless in tlie hand of an adversary, whose sword seemed a living part of the arm that weilded ; , " '" '"""'- which was only answered by a ritsr ending f blow that laid open his . sword arm to the bene i and freed the weapon from his grasp. With an oath of desperation, and a cry or pain he 1 again turned his horse's head, and driving : frantically sought to escape: but like a bird of! ..... v ... i j ..I i mi.-, , prev thirsting for his blood. the gleamingswoul of Conyers flashed above his head, now rising to give the fatal blow, and now lowered as i llw,i;mmi.h..,UMn.1 .... i.. I , , ". ,,..: uc- ; tweeri them. Again as Conyers with upl.fted t sword, gained a position side by side with hi,n 1 so that their knees smote in the fearful race, 1 with a wild yell of despair, Harrison turned I upon him a piteous look and screamed for j meicr- Ill5tico nh fi.,.1 nnf .... I, t,,. . . I from the lips of the partisan, and his descend ing sword glittered in the moonbeams and fell like a thunder bolt upon the skull of ihe tory I When Michael and his companions reached the spot, they found Conyers gazing sadly upon the corpse of his foe. "It is all over now Mike," said he in a tone of sadness to his young lieutenant. "I never sought nn enemy more cgerly, or slew one more reluctantly. I trifled and spared him as long as revenge rankled in my heart, and when that was gone I slew him. I feel that my days ore numbered. One more blow in the the service of my couniry, and my heart tells me 1 shall be even r.s he, save the inglorious cause in which he fell, rtut let lis return speedily, fur the fiht may not yet be over." Thenarty having secured the horse of the fallen tory, then returned to the ram n. The battle, if such it could be called, had already ceased and when they reached the spot they found that Marion had already posted his sen tinels, and taken every precaution for his, se curity during the night. The sumptnous feast prepared by the tories was eaten by un biuilen nnd unexpected guests. The wearied and famished soldiers of Marion fHl to the abundant cheer with well whetted appetites, and kept up the feast to a late hour of the night. The deliverance cf Michael, and the events of the night's surprise, foimed therhief topics ol conversation among them. Michael's frieBds every where gathered around him with rude but hearty congratulations. "My situation was rather a desperate one bow," said Michael, ns a crowd of his com rades gathered around htm; "but I kept in heart when I heard Handnl's voice from the swamp. II s hooting does the owls but little credit; it could impose upon none but a raw British recruit ora drunken lory." "A good reason why Randal acted Hie owl so badly," said one, "he lost his old blanket at the cimp on Pee Dee, nnd has had a bad cold ever since." "Hut why was all this hooting boys," ojked Michael; "whot was the object of it?" "Well, Mike." said an old wenther-healtn rifleman, "I tell you all about that. Marion knew he wouldn't have a mimiit to spare sa soma ten miles before when we struck into Iheswamp, he put off a dozen of the boys, under Ihe lead of an old swamp sucker, who was to ride under whip and spur, and station them along the best crossing pn the swamp, agin the lime the general came up, and they was to signal nlong from one place to another by hooting, and they led us from one to the other, unti1 we came out on this side the swamp. Wegot knoekedoff before we reach ed the swamp, nnd so lost an hour; but Ma rion led. the way across the swamp on pld Hull' from owl to owl, and he was afraid we'd gtl hero too late, that' he led ut across agood part of the swamp over cypress trees, and at-a full! gallop.' But Jack Buggies, ' who knows the! swanlp well was among the first that got over1 and he's had joi under his rifle pi nee -sunset, and JacK's rifle throws n true ball you know," "And that was Jack's rifle then, Isupose," nsked Michael, "that tumbled over my hang man ho opportune!?" norrison, ann suisin. low in nis sawie, ne touched his charger gently with the spur, and ! W ith the point of his sword lowered and cx- tended beyond the head of his horse, he re- ora well posted adversary m a flying leap.lmt j it was dextrously done and the sword of ihir- nso. glanced harmlessly above his head, llrf-la, fore hisdisconifitted and astonis.'jed adversary i ! JEIjf prnwrat ft published every Thursday morning, ja the room immediately over the Post Cflke. Main Street, Eatou, Ohio, at the following utet: 51 50 per annum, in advance. $2 00, if not paid within the yenr, and 83 60 after the year hat expired. ra'Tliciuruteswill be rig'dly enforced... No paper discontinued uafil all arrearatp are paid.unlessat the option of the publisher XT All communications ad.'Msed lothe Ed tor must be sent free of pctltga to insure st ent ion. CTNo communication inserted, unless as carapanied by a responsible name. on, I am a loss to know lo whom mv thank are due. I had verilv abandoned all hones nf e,1, when I first heard the signal of our Wn from the swamn i,u, , . r.-. ' V V thereafter he returned withn lady leanincnnoi. his arm. Michael stared wHi 'surprise s.e u.rew back her lidiri" veil tbl, Learned iin'm him rlin hriri.i J , ... "Oh, no!" answered a dozen, "Captain Converse said he'd trust no ev; buf his own to draw a bead when your life was at Stake, and so he did the business." . ,r "It was a shot in time," replied Michael, with much emotion. "Lieutenant Allscol." said an rPW ping up and tapping him on the 'shoulder, "you are wanted at the general's tent " j "True, said Michael, starting up, i)aVe not yet paid my respecls.to Marion. Lead on uuwcvei hiiu l win ioiiow." Mari"n had already taken possession of the well furnished tent, so lately occupied by the leader of the tories, who with mnnv nf th. 1 l , -., , ,, m;sguided men whom he bad seduced from V the path of duty, were sleeping the lone sleep of death on the field of battle. Corfyers and some two or three of his most connoenii! omce i wr in th tent ;i. vtw-j Irion, and the ill ! Michael, and greeted him wjrh a warmth cordiality which showed the deep interest It j had excited; among them in exnressim his V congratulations was Mnrinn h;,J.ir wi.. the first word of welcome was over. Mnrinn. who seldom descended M jest, turned with a quiet smile upon his countenance, to Michael, mil said: "I am sorry, lieutenant, to find so brave and gallant a soldier as yourself defi i i-nt or gratitude.". . Michael started and leddened. "Deficientingr.titude, general," exclaimed he; surely you estimate mv character better than accns me of thai. I have hut a W Dunnes since returned from follnwin. .ffr. My friend and eapttin and had intended to call upon you, arid for the soliciious care of ene of t! e humblest of vour soldiers so soon as 1 be ncien you m leisure lo oc?ept of my thanks." "lou miitnkeiije.lieuteiimit," faidMaiion. cravtriy. "ou have not yet inquired howl cone i.ware of vour ila on rhould reward the messenger who broucht me such timely information." "Most gladly will I doso.sir," replied Mich el, "io the extent of my ability. iut know- in tins quarter hom I owe the preservation of mv lifc mid believe me, I shall not soon forget thr Ai ccs." 1 ,ne "1T1 Marion nodded to Convert, who rose and K-meu i rem ine marquee. In a nhnrt nil smiie of D-ra Siniik'ic-n! A lew words sufficed to explain to Michael all the eientt connected with the movements of .Marion's furce for ihe last two days. After lingering a short time with Marion, at Dora's r.-quent, sho was permitted to return to her horn, oiilva. few miles distant, accompanied by Michael with a suitable escort. Theit mar riaea was not lonu tlwt.nvoH i., r,... !.. the partizan leader lef: that riortion' nf V "r "lR,l(Jpa ifieir nuptials, and eav them his blessingi. Longihtrl'ved tc tliat indcneiidt no sn ,l,ri,. h,.u. vl V. e eiijoy army of fieedoin. . e But thev had not lorig been united wh. they were called lo mourn over a tie'asnr, j.,uuu a Ficill flfliriOl. BM a few week after they were married, and before Michael had returned to the Au of the camp, as they were ridiii- out iij hiuhwsy, which passed near the old 'fair ties the ........ " ""! rarruy nicy uiei a mounted servant rettirn- ing from the camp of iIMio, imiing sl.ie a coal Hark chare er. Tun emo'v Ul wa.i oro minus of evil." The sword' wrpati i with crape, and strapped to the pommel tnM the mournful story of its fallen lord It re quired no idle oue.-,tion tnasMrinin t't.. v" TU - "B num. The presentiment of Conyers had met Willi its fulfillment. The lion heart of the britade was (old us Bnvnrd had i-lnrmi,l r.nA :.. the fore form of the battle! a , , ., .. - - .t. mm i.ik itur- Beautiful Song. Tile following song, taken from one of our exchanges, we think is decide,! I i. Sing it, to the tune of Old Hundred: "Oh, how happy are they Who the Printer do pav. And have wjuarcd up llm old vear or more Tongue can never pxiitc- The irreat joy of the Cress Yl hen dcliuqisuuts have squared up the old (score. Printc r, ai! the day lonjj. Labor hard tor a soiijj, Oh, that all their hard fate could but see Thevworkiiard all the day, And. of course, want their pn v i buy augur, bread, butter and tea." irThe Memphis (Tenn) Eagle tells a story of a colored man of that town, who was pas sing near a house jus: goin up, when a brick fell on his head. The brick was broken In two, and "Old Kit," as he is called, looking up addressed the bricklayer with, "I say you w'lte man up dar, if y0 don't want your wicks broke, just keep them off my head." BTA gentleman meeting one of his friends wh j was insolvent, expressed great concern for his embarrassment. "You are mistaken, my dear sir," was the replv; " 'tis not I, 'tis my creditors who are embarrassed." OTAn old lady qncje soid thnt her idea of a great man was, "a man who was keerful of ins clothes, don't drink of spirits, kin read his liille without spelling the words, and kin eat o told dinner on wash days, to save the w'im men loiks the trouble of cooking." ffTM.in ought nlwavs to have something which he "prefers to life, dtherwise, life Itself will appear tiresome nnd void. !;. ILTDuties in general, like that class of things called debts, give more trouble the lon ger they remain undischarged. 'iTTThe Idle should not be classed among TT-" the mug. nicy ate a son oi ueau men, who 't be buried can BTSomebody has said that it is as hard to tell where moderate drink tig ends and drunk enness begins, us it is lo tell when a pig ceases to be a pig and becomes a hog. tirWear your learning like your watca in private pocket; and don't pull it out lo show that you have one; but if you are asked wtat o'clock it is, tell it. . '..,.., r ILTThe Kansas editors are already contem plating the removal of the seaL of the General Government to that spot, which they low maintaiu rs the centre of the Cnifed States. i .- - w lyWitbipthe laslthrea years tbt baakasf New York city have doubled in number.. The aggregate a'Uhe present time it Lty-eigtt,