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Z, RAGAN, Editor and Proprietor,
.' ' From the Boston Olive Branch.
MAY LESLIE;
n--y-- ? or the r. ;y ',
FORBIDDEN MAERI AGE.
.,' BY JESSIE ANTHON. ' '...r',
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; TluRl wan to be a bridal at Brooksidc,
aud hug before. .th nppolutcd hour, the
4ttint old eburch was filled with an impa
tiont crowd. , t was not because a wed
ding wai an unusual occurrence there,
tbat $0 many thronged tbose dim nisleaj
and gathered about the crumbling porch.
But a few weeks had passed since Farmer
Burford' youngest daughter had dazzled
tlia oje of, her rustic neighbors by the
pleader of her bridal attire, and dashed
off to her city home, leaving her four el
Utr nistera to onvy her good fortune.
Then followed Susie Eastman, the poor
WMh-wonmu'a only child, who Chelt before
th altar in her dress of simple white, with
uu oVutuneut save that of "a meek and
4jnit spirit, " and no dowry but. the
wealth of golden curls which neeuied to
hldt ; the aunbeaius in their glittering
thrtada. , But there was a mystery about
thb bridal, which even the village gossips
ould not solve. They . could only tell
that in tie early morning, a gentleman
and lady bad alighted at the village inn ;
and bavin: engaged the best nccommodu-
"""twns ttch'U afforded, the gentleman had
vUitod lb ulergymau, and requested him
U perfgrm t've -niarriage ceremony on the
iiiuiufff'ii'teruoon. --. Tlie news was soon
calateti throughout tho village, and va
iriouJ wcr) the surmises concerning the
trangort, but the mystery remuincd un
lvd. -
The old church was thrown open, and
loft, summer breeze allowed toslcalin
ni out at will, bringing with it clouds
of fragrance, gathered from the blossoms
f the jivsamine and honey-suckle, which
jrw ju rare profusionaround the ancient
porah.. It was fstrangey wild, place of
romantic beauty,' where the Brooksido vil
lagers gathered for worship. The church
WM vary ancient building; built of rude
grty stone ; but so completely covered by
ivy and wood-bine, as tosW)dcr, the drigi
ual material scarculy-i visible.' lA thick
grov of hemlock and piiie surrouuded it,
and oast to dense n shadow, that the noon
day sua could scarcely penetrato it save
hsre and there, whore a stray beam stole
through and slept like diamonds upon the
rioh mosi! The' eye of Ihd passer-by Mas
t;ouce attracted to tho beauty of the
ecjie, while ' 0 feeling of gladness r was
trangely mingled with pain as he' gazed;
for boncath . the whwpenug pines, where
Willow drooped their fringed branches as
If to protect the lona sleepers, were two
. jjravM. i Tho wife and oluld of tho aged
Clergyman were resting there in the last,
long dreamless sleep j and as the old man
passed- thcin by aud entered the bumble
church, he breathed a silent prayer that
ha might soon sleep beside them. He had
acarcely seated himself before the neat and
tastoful altar, when a low murmur nmong
iheinipatlont assembly proclaimed the am
ral of the bridal party: and a girlishg-.
uN stole timidly in,' leaning on the arm of
a tall ana uanasome muu.
'.'At the firstfglance upon' the' pair, one
fait that WeTr'i was'uo comnion '"destiny
There was. a steru and eveti severe exprcs
len upon' the lofty , brow' of Jho bride
groom, which contrasted etrougly with the
almost fomiuino teudorness of his clear
'-blue ev4 and delicate mouth but it was
npoi the bride that all gazedt with an.ab
lorbiDc Uiterest.; .' From the delicato lace?
whioh floated over her dark curls, to tho
mbroiiorod slipper 'whicli encased; her
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liny foot, there wast an airy gracefulnesses
bewildering fascination, which caused tho
' 'spectators tq hold their breath lest the
! fairy Tision might fade away - like the glit
tering pngeant of a. dream. : : v
. "A dress of white crape, Embroidered In
y silver lillies, floated in graceful folds about
, ,er sliiiht form'raud falling low from her
?us and sloping shoulders, revealed the
jjurve'of a iswau-like nock, half concealed
Jj the wealth of curls which would not be
'estrained from their accystomed play by
the 'lielioato wreath 'of .buds and lcayej,
twined about her small and classic head.
The rich lace which formed her sleeves
was fastened back by diamond clasps, ex
posing a fair and rounded arm, which
might have served as a model for a sculp
tor. As she stood beforo the altar with
her white hands crossed, I thought I had
never beheld a vision of such perfect love
liness y yet it was not so much the rare
beauty of that young face which enchained
the attention, as tho expression which linr
gored over.,.,it.,;. A smile; such as we see
in 'llaphiiil's Madonnas, danced and trem
bled on her ripe lips, and theuknestled
away in the dimples of her soft cheek, as
if proud of their resting-place, i
" As the tremulous tones of the aged
clergyman pronounced them husband and
wife, the-smile faded from' her lip and
brow, and the fringed lids of her dark
eyes' drooped low upon her pale cheek ;
but it was a transient emotiohj for when
she bent her head for the bridal blessing,
that glad smile glanced like sunshine over
her bright face, aud slept in the clear
depths of her dark eye, ""' '
It was all over the sunlight had trem
bled and faded in the azure clouds while
we lingered in the dim, old church ; and
when the young bride wcut forth, the Bob
bing wiud was sweeping through tho lofty
pines and swaying the hemlock ; branches
to and fro with sudden fury; -whilo here
and there, a rain drop slept like a tear
upon the dark green turf. . i
Hastily we separated to avoid the gath
ering ctonn, and the church was left alone
once more in its gloomy beauty; whilo
tho uewly wedded pair swept off to the ad
jacent, city. ' ' ; - A ,.
Three years had passed since the bridal
at the village ehurclu The old and faith
ful clergyman had gone to meet the loved
and lost ; and. one bright summer's morn
ing, when all that nature had of loveliness
seemed mingled in its bird-songs and its
sunshine 1 stood beside an ' open grave
and heard the first sod fall upon the coffin
of my mother. ; I was alone then, a stray
waif floating over "the wide, wide world;"
and gladly accepted an invitatiou to spend
a few months with a dear friend who resi
ded in the neighboring city. Although
my recent affliction preventod all taste for
gaiety or amusement, my friend's earnest
entreaties, and my own passion for niuslo
induced me to attend the opera for one
evening, r v'-'V1 v;
I listened in wrapt attention to the deli
cious notes of a favorite overture, which
floated through the spacious hall, liow soft
and plaintive as the last low notes of the
dying' swan, now swelling into lofty and
triumphant strains like a chorus from a
thousand voices. ' I was lost in a delight
ful roverio, in which all that my heart had
treasured of the bright and sunny days of
childhood seemed to haye mingled with
the glad dreams of maturcr years.' A'vis-
ion of a murmuring brook, which glanced
in joy up to the willows as they bent to
kiss its bright waters, whose silvery laugh
ter floated off on thq breeze, to the sun-
boams stealing down to sco their golden
faces in jts mirrored surface ; a clear .blue
sky and the melody of many birds,' all
floated through my Bpirit as those scraphio
strains wont stealing bv. - .'V"iv5-j
My Tevcrio was broken by a face in the
opposite hot, which came before mo' like!
some 61t yet Well remembered strain of
niusio. ' lt , was thQ' same sweet counte
nance which had haunted me since I first
beheld jt in the ancient church at Brook
Bide ; the same darkly glorious eyes were
there, and the oldou smile trembled on her
lips as if half afraid to break forth into
laughter.; A' dress of black velvet fitted
close to i the throat, revealed the exquisite
proportions of her fornir and presented a
lovely (jejutrast with the dazzling fairness
of her complexion., r She was accompanied
by her husband,' but .ho.had, cbanged.--
The sensual curvd of bis mouth had deep:
eucd, and the Btcrn brow, had giv?n !pla'ce
to an expression of reckless gaiety, which
ill accorded with the spiritual sweetness of
his beautiful wife. I turned to Mrs." Clif-
U)ti, but my inquiry was anticipated.
M'l. know, what vou Would , aakT Baid
she. "Thev are Mr". Charles Walton m
his beautiful and accomplished lady, the
"But who wi' phoT toll me all about
iir'- ixolaimed...
ttoteV to American fntartsts,- fanforV. mcncf, ;uib 6(ittral ntfllij5fitcf.
STEUBENVILLE, OHIQ, THUlDATiy
Smiling at my eagerness, she quietly
pointed to the stage, on which the star of
the evening had just appeared 5 and in the
fascinating "music which followed her de
but, I was content to restrain my impa
tience, and wait Until our return home be
fore learning the history of the fair stratt
gcr. ' . , ; .
No soou'er was I seated iii the luxurious
drawing room of Mrs! Clifton, than I en
treated her to tell me all about tho belle
and beauty. ;" : ' .; ' '.' y ... 1
: "Jt is soon told," was her reply. . "She
was the only daughter of Judge Leslie,
one of the wealthiest and most aristocratic
meajn the city.; tSbe eloped at sixteen
with a young lawyer whom her father em
ployed in his office; and the old Judge
indignant at her disobedience, at' first re-i
fused to' see her, but afterwards becoming
reconciled, took her husband into his office;
and Bhc.was'uow tho leader of fashion, as
she had ever beeu the queen of beauty."
v; I was obliged : to content invself with
this hasty sketch; but it was not long
after that, I heard from May Walton's own
lipB tho story of her love. ' .
Her mother had died when she was a
mere infant, and as the pet and idol of the
indulgent father, she had grown up com
pletely uncontrolled ; but her natural
sweetness of temper prevented her from
becoming self-willed and haughty." Charles
Walton was the orphan son of a dear friend
of Judge Leslie, and from his early youth
had resided in his family. Ho had been
the constant companion of May, and what
wonder was it that she learned to love him
with all the. wild, deep fervor of her ro
mantio nature? . Their love was mutual,
and on her sixteenth birth-day, they were
betrothed. It required much persuasion
on his part, to induce May to conceal
their engagement from her father, for as
yet she had kept no secret from his ears;
but at last she yielded. .
Charles knew; well that the" wealthy
Judge would never give his cherished pet,
his Morning Star as ho fondly called her,
to' one who could not offer . her a home
equal' to his own, with all the luxuries of
lie; ana it was tor this reason that he
wished to conceal their engagement until
some favorable opportunity might occur in
which to press his suit. " : "'; . -
But one bright summers evening, when
the lovers had stolen away to theia favor
ite haunt,' a jessamine bower, beside, a
fountain which cast its silvery spray in a
quiet , nook" amid, the spacious., gardens
which surrounded the sploudid mansion,
the father surprised them as they sat in
the soft aud dreamy twilight; his arm
thrown aroundher slight forui, and his
hdad bent low over her bright curls, while
he whispered words of love. '
Tho old Judge paused in anger and
amazement, as. he heard his gentle . May
inquire - in low soft tones, "How much
longer must we, conceal our engagement
from my dear father ?" . ' : ;
-"But a few months, dearest," was the
reply of the young lover, and his lips lin.
gcred tenderly on that fair young brow! '
Wtf will not dwell on the scene that en
sued, the anger of the stern Judge, tho
pride .of Mr. Walton, and the mute despair
of May as shd strove to pacify her father
The young man was banished at once from
his prcseuco, and May forbidden to bestow
a thought upon ono so utterly unworthyxrf
her; as if she could banish' from her heart
tnc memory 01 one wnoso over glance and
tone wert so deeply graven there. - She
sought her chambop and throwing herself
upon the downy couchj gave vent to her
emotions. - It was her first griof and its
wna waves Bwepi over ner young spin;
and crushed it beneath their weight. The
twilight deepened into, darkness, and the
stars came but audMookcd with pitying
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eyes upon mo soDDing maiacvi 5 xno moon
stole forth, and her pale beanis slept liko
threads of silver on those . glossy curls, but
still she. lay there with her, flushed cheek
pressed, close "against the snowy pillow
and heedless of all but the one thought
that sho must see him no! moro. She
slept at last, but the wet lashes that rested
on, her- crimson chock, and the sobs that
shook her slight frame betrayed hef trou
bled thoughts,;' T.V'?';Vy.".:'.y.';f'''-'
She met hor father the next morniu
with a, degitia at Coiuposuioj thyUgV
glad sunshine 'came like a mocker
1 a mockery upo:
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her sad heart; . As day after day passed
wearily by, the smile faded from her lip,
and her light stop grew slow and heavy,
and all her father's love and tenderness
failed to divert her thoughts from the one
grief which had made her heart desolate.
He had indeed told her that if Mr. Wal
ton'B character was unexceptionable, he
wouia waive all fithcr consideration and
permit her to wceivo his addresses, but
there were rumors thai he Joved to "look
upon the wine, when it is rcd; and his
moral principles were not such as he would
wish in the husband of his only ehild. j
May indignantly -rejected "the suspicion
with all the faith of a first love, and still
clung to his memory with the most intense
devotion. ' . ; (.:;. ' ; '-
Two weeks had passed, and as she stroll
ed listlessly through' her father's spacious
gardens, a little boy stole out of the shrub
bery, and placed ft tiny note in her hands.
With a wild cry pfrjoy she broke the seal,
its she rocognked the hand-writing of her
over, the note oontabed only these words.
"Meet me in the jessamine bower at
lulf paht eight, if you lov me."
V . "Charms."
She questioned the boy, but he eould
only tell her thatagsutleman had request
ed him to give the note to her, and was
waiting for ,aa answer. She flew to her
writing desk, and hJtily traced the reply,
"I will be there." Jt lacked but a few
hours of the appointed time, and never had
May Leslie looked . ue lively haa.whea
she stood before the mirror in hor richly
furnished dressing-room, and arranged her
toilet., Her dark eyes were radient with
the sunshine of her heart, and smiles were
nestling in every dimple of her fair cheek.
As she met her father at the tca-tablo, he
remarked the change with pleasure, and
flattered .himself as he returned to his of-
fico that she wpuld soon regain her formor
cheerfulness. No tooner was he gone than
May flew to the jessamine bower. He was
there before her, and as he elasped her to
his heart, she forgot the anguish she had
suffered,' their cruel parting, and all her
tears and remembered only that she loved
and was beloved. . Walton told her that
he had procured employment in a small
town not far distant, and besought her at
once to become his bride. Many and vari
ous were the arguments he used to persuade
her to this step, and at length he succeed
ed. . She promised to meet him 'in the
morning of the following day) and fly With
him,, then they parted-May in tears, but
iie with a proud and joyful face. .
; Why did not the words of thy loved fa
ther occur to thee, dear May, when on the
next morning you stole forth to meet your
over? ' Often had he told her, "Itemcm-
ber, my beloved child, that no union can be
a prosperous one from which a parent s
blessing is withheld." Love haa blinded
her eyes, and hastily selecting one of her
richest drosses, she cast a long and tearful
glance on the dear and familiar haunts of
her childhood, and then weut forth to meet
him who had promised to cherish and pro
tcct her. They 'entered a travelling car
riage in waiting for them, and drove off on
arotircd road, leading from the city..' At
tracted by the romantic beauty of the old
church at brooksido, May had expressed a
wish to bo married thoro, and it was in ac
cordance with this wish that I had first
caught a glimpse of that bright young face.
Her father was indignant when ho hoard
of the flight of his daughter, but far more
grieved thau angry, for he knew full well
that Charles (Walt6u was not one tp make
hor. happy. ';,At first he had refusod'to see
them, but the old house was lonely, and
he longed once more for those silvery bursts
of laughter which used to fill -his heart
with gladness and the bright faco which
came like , sunshine through those grand
rooms; so May was recalled,, and her bus
band again- taken into the office.-; Six
months after their wedding Judge Leslie
died suddenly, leaving May sole heiress to
his unbounded weal th,''' and the was but
just out of mourning for him when I be
came acquainted with her. :y-i y
If . I had beon charmed by hor exceed
ing beauty, I was ' still more ' so by the
gracoful case of her conversation, and th
quiet dignity with which she received the
homage paid to her.', JSTo one could resist
the fascination of her presence, and I soon
loved heras a slsteri ;U''y
ABlI v5Al855.
Her husband I could not like, nor could
I account for the vague feelings of dread
and suspicion with which I regarded him.
There was a want of sympathy, an uncon
gcniality between ,them, which made my
heart ache for that guiloless creature, for
I foresaw for her many years of bitterness
aud anguish; but ere long that bright
head was resting beneath the shades of
Greenwood, and the weary spirit had found
rest. -. How often in after years did the
words of her father recur to her, but it
wail toO Jat7 flnd she learned, from bitter
experience that "no union can be prospo
rous from which a parent's blessing It'
witheld.".-; a';V'v v-': : -"v ,-i
When freed from tho restraint imposed
upon him by the period of mourning for
his wife's father, Mr. Walton plunged into
edery species of gaiety ; and dissipation,
while his beautiful wife evening aftar eve
ning, sat wearily listening for his return
ing footsteps. She worshipped , her hus
band with the most intense and devoted
ovo, and to doubt'h'w affection ior,hcr,
was the most agonizing torture; yet how
could she help doubting when few nights
nassed which did not find him in club-rooms
and saloons of pleasure. TLia business was
neglected, and he was fast hastening on in
the downward path ; but still May clung
to him with fond and gentle love, and strove
to win him back to his olden tenderness.
No one who inct Mr., and Mrs Walton in
the gay haunts of pleasure, , dreamed that
her young life was one cootiuued torture,
and that the gay smile' was worn to conceal
the breaking heart ; but this could not last
long. May ytta no hypocrite, and could
not eonoealthe anguishjwhich preyed upon
her health and spirits. She excused herself
from society, and at length prevailed upon
her husband to romove to a distant city,
hoping that amid new scenes and cares, she
might forget her sorrows, and also that the
change might prove beneficial to hor hus
band. In their new and splendid home
furnished with every luxury which wealth
could purchase, 1 many attracted by their
fashionable exterior, thronged around them,
and May saw with pain that her ; husband
was again surrounded by the same class of
associates with which he had formerly
mingled. ; She left no means, untried to
restore him to virtue, but all efforts proy-
ing unavailing, she formed no new acquain
tances, remaining alono? in her splendid
mansion, where she held silent communings
with her own heart Until at length her
young spirit, crushed and broken by the
cares of earth, learned to look up to God
for peace. ; ; : . . .': 1- ' , ...
. : Five, years had passed since May Leslie
was wedded in tho village church at Brook
side; and a. wild storm was sweeping in
resistless fury over the homo of Charles
Walton. ' It was a fearful night 1 the storm
spirit rodo triumphant on the wailing winds
whioh swept in fitful gusts oyer that lofty
mansion, and then died away like the faint
sighings of a lost spirit, while the rain beat
heavily against tho casemout, whero a pale
face, shadowy n its spiritual' beauty,, was
pressed close to tho window-pane as if to
pierco the darkness.'; j ' :
A silver: lamp of exquisite workmanship,
shed a soft and chastened light upon the
rich and, tastefyd, furniture of the apart
ment; and as the clock upon the mantio
chimed the hour 'of three,' May Walton
turned' from the window! and murmured
sadly; "Will he come ?'". -1 How like a spirit
she looked as she paced to and from that
lofty room, where tho yielding carpet, gave
do echo to her1; hurried "footsteps'.;,1 Her
husband had promised to bo with her early;
and strange fancy possessed her towoarhcr
bridal dress.: ' Again the soft crape draped
its graceful texture around, her form, and
the rich laco floated over; hor white arms,
but Could that wan and wasted face be the
same which ; had once peeped forth from
thbso dark curls I '."Its spiritual expression
lutd 'deepened, and the same i s-eet smile
hovered around beriips,but the glad light
had faded from her eyes, and a shadow
nestled in their beautiful depths; and droop
'odthe fringed lids heavily upon the thin
palo "clieek. ' ' jRestlessly she", had; pushed
back her long curls" from her cold brow,
until their rich and tangled masses swept
her neck and shoulders, while here and
thero a diamond flashed amid their dark
ness liko "stars in a midnight sky.''! Faint
and. weary, h paused in. her hurried walk,
and throwing herself upon a rich divau,
pressed her cheek against the crimson
cushion, while a spasm of pain contracted
her beautiful features. . , ' - . '
7 Be patient, weary .one,; thou art almost
home 1. Far above the wailing winds, and
chilling raindrops, the goldep gates are
opened; and there comos a still, , small
voice, which1 softly Whispers, "Come tip
higher, for the Master hath need of theo."
' There was a sudden hush of naturo's
warring elements when the uigels bore
away May Walton's pure spirit biit again
the storm burst forth in ita wild fury, as
her husband ' paused at the .door of his
lordly mansion; Something of. his olden
Ibvo revived in hid heart, as the Servant
who admitted him, informed him that his
lat'y awaited his arrival in tho drawing
room ; and as the memory of her devotion,
and her unwavering gentleness came upon
him, l. e framed an excuse for his tardiness,
a"nd promised himself that he would pass
the next evening at homo. " ;? -','May
t re you sleeping?", he whispered
as he beui over her, and parted away the
curls whit;h concealed the bowed face.
He staited back, and a deathly faint
ncss crept to bis heart; for her' brow was
cold as ice. He clasped the jewelled hand
which nestled in the folds rf hor dress,
but the touch was that of I'eath, and he
pressed a thousand kisses on that still pale
face, as he watched vanily for some sign
of Ufcv His eye fell upon her dress, and
as he remembered te fist Jlme'she had
worn it, and also that it was the fifth an
niversary of their bridal, for the first time
in many years he wept. ' He chafed her
cold hands, and hot, burning tears fell on
tho, still form which slept, unheeding his
grief. ; , ,-.,; r '.'. ;.; , .
; The struggling, sunbeam of morning
pierced, jho dark clouds, and stealing
through the rich hangings of the window,
rested on the pale sleeper,' and the lone
watcher who knelt beside her. Too late
had his love returned for that still, oold
form ! too late his hands, with gentle' ten
dcruess,y smoothed those tangled , curls
away from the sweet face which had never
looked with aught save love on him ; and
on those icy lips which had never uttered
a harsh word for him, he breathed a vow
which no after temptation could oause him
to break. Thy death, sweet May, achieved
the reformation which tho centle meek
ness of thy life failed to effect I .'1 , .-1
In one. of .the jnost scoludcd nooks of
Greenwood, a kneeling cherub bears in
his hand a scroll, but half unfolded,' on
which is graven, ,'MAY, aged 21 ;' and
there mid flowers and sunshine the beauti
ful sleeps on.', y '.y ;; ' ,
'Caln oo the bosom of thy God, , y
Fair spirit, rest thee now ; :",
E'en whilo thy footsteps with us trod,
His seal Was on thy brow." 1 '
MoKMbNi8M.Among the proceedings
Of the Court of Quarter Sessions in War
ren county, last week as reported in the
Mail, we notice the caso of the Common
wealth vs. Henry' Smith, indicted' for
having jive xciva, 'contrary to the peacb
and dignity .of the Commonwealth.; The
prisoner was' found 'guilty, and seuteneed
to an imprisonment of , one year ten days
iri the Wcstorn fenitentiaryV '" Defendants
counsel urged the Court to sontenoe the
prisoner" to'; live' .with 'all , his "wives : in
one house,- instead of Bending him to the
Penitentiary ; but the Judge, being a mer
ciful man, refused to comply, The defen
dant's counsel must be a single man, . and
consequently was : not fully aware of tho
cxtentof the torture asked to be inflicted
upon the devoted head of 'his client. .'For-
tunatoly however,, for, the poor fellow, the
court had tasted of the joys of Wedded love,
aud know full well.' that the punishment
would be "greatcr'thaa he eould bear,' -We
never fully.understood why the Smith
family has became so numerous,, until the
conduct of this ening sou f a' Smith re
vealed the" muiP-Elh County Advocate.
JKT.Two state teems oa the '"Cunowa
go'' were entoreef bj thieves on Thursday
night and robbed of 8G0. ; From one, $10
was taken, from tho other &50.-; 'A person
conuected with' tho boat was . anxsted on
suspicion but ho Was discharged after ex
amination,1 no conclusive evidenee of his
1
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VOLUME I. NUMBER I4i
THE A1LEGHEHT BRIDGE CASE. , ,
Agy and Seward liad an examination '
yesterday tooming before Mayor Vol, for
participation in the outrage on tho Allcghb-1
ny Bridge a week or so ago. 1 .' ' '
James Montgomery testifies that he WaB'
walking in company with James Me Ve
ters and Miss Jano Gray, on tho lower-
side of the bridge, a little after ten o'clock,
on the night of the attack, and that when J
they had reached the first lamp light, they"
were overtaken by a number of persons.--''
A stout heavy fellow knocked deponon1
down and beat him ; when ho got up, he1
found that his hat and pocket book, con- '
taiuig 810,'40, and 0 gold ring Was gono. '
Ho theu preceded to1 the Allegheny end
of tho bridge, where ho found Miss Grey,11"
Ho 'could not identify "any of the attack-'
ing party. .; ; jv ..'?'; :l ;.'.; -
SlcVeters corroberatcd the testimony of .;
the preceeding witness. His hat was also
gone. Montgomery had his pocket book
when they entered the bridge, as he pulled -it
out to settle the toll.y. When ho saw him'
again it was gone. Both the witnesses en
tertained no doubt that the money had
been taken by some of the party.' ., ; ,!t
The defendants, admitted the fact of at;
tacking the complainants, aud gave as in
excuse the supposition that Miss Grey Was1
a female of bad character. " There was not
the least ground for such a belief -y andthe1 . .
appearance of the persons who were sccoiti-1
panying crvu:9f BUChtHo give riso
it. ' The attack was none the lcss'au oat-";
rago even if they had beeu otherwise,' and
we are heartily glad they are under ar
rest. ;- - -'.'.: viry;''
The Mayor refused- bail, and commit-'
ted them both to answer at court the char- '
robbory. - "
- s.
Suppout touh Cocxrr Vavzh. -Tho
following from the. AW York Lift ; Illul
b ated, is worth remembering by thoso who '
refer favoring the city papers to those of '
their own county or town :--, ':. "
"We occasionally reeeivc letters in which1:
the writers express an intention to-"stop'.' v
one of their county or village pajjers, and'
take one of our publications instead. -v Wo 1
always regret to receive such intimatiousT:
We think a man ought to support his own
paper first, and then if he can afford to
take a paper at a distance, let him do bo)')
and we shall be happy to supply him with
Life Illustrated. The county press, in our!
opinion, is most important in its effect ou'
the enlightenm eat of the nation. " It eon
veys, in these thousand rills, the iateKiv
gence of tho ng: from the various source
of intelligence, to ; nearly every home iu
the country.- The county press ought to''
receive a- cordial support. Every, place.'
should try to have its paper of such a ohar-i
actor that the , people would be-justly i
proud of it. To this let them pay proinpM
ly, ftdvertise'.libcrally, rccommcud warm-
ly, and in every way stand by their editor t
as long as they conscientiously can. y ' :
New Wat or Obtainims a Pas6Aoe.'
Ship Queen of the Seas, wViah cleared aD ,
this portyeBterday (says the Boston ,Tele
graph) for San Franeiseoj has all her berths .,
taken upv- Among her passengers are sct-
eral young ladies. , A gentleman wishing ,
very ' mueh to tako passage i ttw ship- J
found, there , was m room for" him except)1
by marrying one of the young ladies, which (:
he accordingly did y and tho berth which,
was to bave beon oceupiod by tho young
lady will now be filled, wo hope, by a hap-J
py couple. : ' . ' . ; " . . " 1'
Ix SlRONG.-A facetious gtntle-;,,
man travelog in the interior of the State
on arriving at his lodging place in the even-'
ing was met by tho hostler) whom ho thus-'
addressed" , ;'.y ;
"Boy, extricate that quadruped fronitho
yehreley stabul;ta hrmf donate hiwan ad-'
equate supply of nutritious ttlimeiit and) :
when the Aurora of mora bliall- again illu-'
miuate the oriental horizon-,. I will affard4 v
you a pecuniary conrjcnsutiou for your aiai
uble hospitulityy :.;; : ' -;'yv
The boy not understanding a word, run"
into tho house, saying-
'Mai.ttr, here's
DutcHWl W"t to fU'O you.'
' t3Why isa chair-nutker lilcc'a- fehool
master . . auc iuo be
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