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p. nrrow vCowcli I'f rot is knuwu.", I! .i!.' i!r'ti0f JH6tjrvctton : Went onr n d the crasfi of the bpamg ami fulling oiapunry was distinctly heard by the fogiti vns in the cave. Ben I las'sen. opened thf iron door, iiid mails aignala tosoine of tlie.8inall biuits fiear, 6dt'. they "'were' not 'answered the boatmen - not' "'being;' willing to quit their place r iafetf for ih& dangerous vicinity ofUhe ehpte. ;,' The did mart looked around for ,ojn4 smftll boat, in which, unnssieted, hemigh mike, hie escape,' and. found one tapd to the iroo ring uaed for that pur pose,; and driven into the rock at the on-- trance of the cave.. Hastening back, he tlirew a large cloak oyer his daughter, and burfVed her ori to this their only hone of daughter inj he iusned ofT"; the joui.g man stepped. 'm also, ad,: taking up In oaf, be gan to ply it de"xter6usly"before a word was suoken.i :-:r. If (n nAf l the., shot out 'into' the: open' stream, from, what, si.emed t,o be the foundation of the house- some of the eeptinels stationed b Hans pn Jth iStue. platform, just, above their, J-eads, gave tne alarm, ana iney were aBsa'ilej by various, missiles', but with no efYe'ct." ''After a brisk row of half an hour, tfief fonnU'lrtemseTveg at'tne side of a dork batlerbd-li'-oklnir vessel. ' which' had been fof ' several 'ays ! anchored far but in tlie lake, waiting for a fair wind to proceed1 to its: destination lot the i moutlvof the Aar, where. i.t W4s stritioned. fis a sort of receiv ing-sVipfor the morchipdie brought down that lordly ..liVer . by smaller boats. ..The captain was a Jew, well known to Ben Hasaen,, and often. erjiplpyed by him in the ' trai)sp(tation of hi rherohanaize.! Tliey cumhered Hp ;the sides of tbe vessel, ,and; tlj od(rfa,nj;iu a few. word.?, fold tbe,papr tyri pf their strait, and the; necessity, for i m raedVte fl igh t ; ; but not r.ippje disturb ed, the 'c'aW waters of tne lake the sails flspp'ect' Idly against the mist, and', with a ec-U'ti tenitnee :o'f despair, the Jew ' til rned to RtidelphV1"- '"'"" ';.""':; '' -Yolin Wan'" ;he; said, tha'rk you forithe ikindriesr you bave' manifested to watdfl nie and mine but your presence hero fin;do;ua no farther, service, ami may work ust,Jf .posylpmoro; deadly, peril,, Take tbe boata,nd return t,o hose who doqtjesa twaVt you at tneir banque of blood t''. , - 'Jlot 8o',"repfied the youhff"man; "I le&ve!tro(Tnp'fI Uiitif illah is in a place of safety'; KiVihen'f s1.e perrrii'ts tne'to re-' mstftt :t'tn -'"V-') ' ' ' ' "" '' f CanirtH'ovs' mate' With the" wolfl" tskjed-::the 'oldt many:'blttei-Iy;i'As well imagine that as eicpect'tlo wed my daughter. Evil was the day on which her feet touched these1 i&iwiflM&?'st ' w8 Escape; !never moW shall she' behold lBeBt"',- A ' ThVy were 'too' mtrch bbsorbed in tlieir own feelings to dbs'erv'e two oh three boats put of from the town:, and steering most suspic(loi-sly , j fp, r, the. ,esse,V ,i O; W h i J h: they rjad,; ,aen (jrefuge,.1:.Tthe,Hcaptan. pointed this out;; and, as.the dead icaln-.'prevente,d the ikio'i petting under wav. thev awaited , whatever might befall them with the calm ness of utter defencelessness. TJra.jioatf came nearer and. nearer; filled wljth strpng and active foes. -Twenty sprang upQfl deck. lfans at their head, who no soon er saw. Rudolph khan he shouted, Heaven bo praised, We have" found you alive !'' and ' seized hit fifle'nd by the mi."' ''j""" 1 The Jew and his da'ughte'rVere captufed, . but nput3fl:jMiji expeftpd, Ru dolph. loudly, commanded fti, partisans and frlfnda , to return, nd ,1c, ave the .Jews, (o mtke their espape.Hens. to Jhe surprise t jnose neao. just.iea o tne a,ssaui,ve. kemenly suppqrtpdj. bim, :nd Insisted on Ihelrdepartvy was too much accustomed to yied,t,o Itu dolph's judgement; anAXollow bis lead un queitibnirfgAo' think of disputing hie' Will; Though. Ia'd:.he':paued to consider,, lie m'B'j.t.hfv.d, wpodwed hat njsgic influenpe haawikened so,, deep. an. ,int(rest!in this : Ben Hassen and his daughte were re leased, and the men w$reabcut returning Jew., apd' his daughter and place them in the Boats JV. cried the stern voire of'old Esrlathi'wheTiad been nir en obserVfci Bitdbfatr of the Vcene;omi jtilll tstcVtcfcro'to sMkrQjai'one last boats, whose spprpraoh was unnoticed until tbea. "And you,"youn rn to bU son - to iM 4"at Wher'arrtrthei' fatld hiosi1 lih welcVmefcW.a$ 'Seize the ..r,,..iV;. li-'rsnK I:, "fo.llpw. me !'! ' .vi.-.-J!-. , "Strike at once, Nazarene !" said the old Jew,', with ' dignity, confronting'' Earlach. "Spare yon innocent "girl, if not myself, the fury of the crowd on yonder blood-siain-ed flhbre.'- Strike arid we will deem it mercy p ;': .'.-if i '''' ''' "1 am not your executioner, old. man. You and your daughter st all ba brought be-fre-i aj higher . tribunalthat, of! Mother Church to answer for the. crimes laid to your charge.' ( .. .. . : r , , ;h .1; : "Then, indeed, may we expect the most cruel fate.' . Fr , myself f care not ; these old sinews may be rucked and tortured ; I enn endure the worst; but my innocent., (ltirting child, doom her hot to hnything so fearful !-r," cried the old man, changing his tone and attitude of supplication to one of fierce menace, "the bitterest curses of a father shall cleave to your house to the latest generation !" . ,' "Place, theni in the boat, Hans, and see they e8cnpenot," said old Earlach, sternly. Am) taking his son by the arm,, drew bin into the .bout, and seated himself . by his side while they proceeded to the city. , Rudolph in vain entreated his father to forego his determination of placing Ben Hassen and his daughter in the cu-tufly'of the Abbot of the Franciscans. He con fessed the deep interest he took in the safe ty of Zillah, thereby unconsciously increas ing lief peril; . Not that his father was cru el by nature, but , the mental darkness of the nge had obscured his otherwise clear understanding; and the idea of his son be ing in love with a' Jewess, even were she a second ! Queen of Sliebo, was 'something so u'terlv tturtling phi) abhorrent to him, that ho could ascribe it to rio apency save that of msgic. The JeWa were said to be addicted to the black nrtt and Earlacli be lieved the accusation just. ' ' ' . Immured in one of tlie cells of the Fran? ciscan, Convent sat Zillah, despoiled of her. rich robes and glittering jewels, and habi ted in a coarse serge .garment, leaving only the exquisite hands and throat exposed to view.. Her face was deadly pale, and she looked, in her attitude of dejection, mre like some finished piece of sculpture than a breathing being. After being separated from her father, she had fallen into such a deathlike swoon, that hen captors, at one time thought she had escaped from their hands, and at once ended her sorrows and her life, : Jlu't sorrow, end life-; were still strong i n that young heart i the mugnitp de of the affliction enabled her. to endure, it? for, after the fifst keen .pan;,. in the agony of .which the vpry semblance of life passed away, returning consciousness brought w ith ,1- ,' 'I?''''?:.- i'L- ' It a OUM, lenaun weigni oi sorrow, uy wuirn. tne acuienets 01 uiu nrsi iceuiig wun uiuiu ed'.vTh, ptiBt: the present,' and the futurtr were nLke misty and indistinct to her ; a troubled expressiOii would at limos' agUat'e her deathlike .countenance, and once1 or twice she "pressed het handBupon herbroW, as if atteiflpting ,to , collect; her scattered thoughts, n to, remove the sense. of . op pression wIhcii weighed so heavily there Tlie grating or the uor upon its rusty hinges, as. ifwns unlocked and opened, caused a siigli't'shiyer to run througn the e. jiv- Li .. .'.l-L.,'J.y !-! V.i.i'i'.'i;-!'!': J'.' . irame oi iihj uMimiipy , uiu rue uiu uui raise her eyes or change her postifre; 11 "Dauehter' of an aetursed rate.'' said the monk who entered, -.'confess the dark arts you have uicd to iuthral the spirit of young Rudolph, pf.EurJ.ach,, who no lies bereft of reason, "alipg upon you in .his madness, unable to shake olf the fierce, fe ver tinrl spell by whielj yqu hoye enchapted mm. Lioniess, and avow. your puniience, j j 'ill" W i. t.. r1...-i. hd merc;ifi.K'? i '-"'r'i ""I '' "AlasJ dread iir; I naVe nought 'ttf con fess!.' 'I know no art save (hat of loving too wellitoorashiy's and Woe- .ie.imb that my father has thereby fallen into the hands ql his enemief1; ri j,,;, jiit -j j uere, lor tne &rst .time,. ojuer tears cov pred her facei ,,and , trickled. , through the slender" fingers thatj.were pressed in agony pelore ner.eyes. , The monk wai tbuchedi and, for one mb. menli'tW eloqiien'ce of nature was stronger hari prejudlce'shd fanaticism"; but. Valk ing hastily tc arid fro the lUtld;6elli he dis pelled Yhe uWeusy feeling, and, With all me previous sternness, bade her prepare tolap-; pear . before,, tl theads of the church whb had assembled, to ry har.ipr.raher.Jo por- demn her to such punishment as theyivchose (b'award. ; ' v ,., Myjayie'r f "Slay f npt see once more my poor lather I" said Zillah. beseechingly,, .''Yes, yes,"' said the moiik,' hurriedly And ldtmV 'warn you ohee again; your onlf chahce 6f eecarie frbtii the1 'RcrfiWlb' awaiting youis by confessing "freelyl and 1 tbrcrwlng yourself jipon th mercy .of the ; ', STEUBEXVILLE, church by becoming a convert to her doc trines.'' In two hours, a lay -brother will conduct you Into the presence of tlie holy tribunal." So ssying,1 without costing another look upon Zillah, the monk; strode from the cell locking the dnor after him. . ,.,'yVheii. hja fontsteps could , be. no longer heard, Zillah prostmteil, herself. qpon the floor jn earnest supplicatioji. for, strength in this her hotr of need, and sought it not in vain,, . ..... , ,. . , ..: . v Where Was Rudolph t ' Stretched on a bed of paiii and raging-fever,' the effect of onxiety'and asjitat'ion of;mihd. At th nminent his efforts were mos,t needed, he was disabled from dnjng' anything towardr the liberation of Zillah. , . : . Anne, his youngest end only unmarried sister, and the faithful Hans, watched over him night nnd day ; am), as. he raved in cessantly of the young Jewess, they grieved bitterly over him. and i-ympathized with his 'sufferings'. ' But youth nnd a strong constitution triumphed Over disease ; and, on the tenth day after the captivity of poor Zillah, he woke from a long, deep sleep perfectly collected, and the throbbing of his pule quieted to almost infantile weak ness. "Sister Anne," said lie, tenderly, taking tho hand of the fair girl who was bending anxiously over him, "what is all tbisl I have been ill. What has happened V '"Hush," whispered his sister. "iou have, indeed been fearfully ill ; but, tlx? Holy Virgin be praised, our prayers in your behalf have' been heard, and you are spared to us..' But you must be quiet, am) sleep again, 'dent brother, before 1 can hear or answer any questions." ; And, going to table near the couch, she brought him some' light, nourishment. ,, . ; He partook, nd sank . down.'exhans.ted iiito another profound sleep, which, lasted for several hours. Hans walked softly into the room, ami, to hfs anxious look of inquiry, Anne smiled andwhispured, "BetterVmucb better; but we must be quiet, ami keep birA so as long as possible." 'i ".I have just heard that,'' thought Hans, "which will send the blood boiling through his veins in , another ftvor flopd. Well,' shemay ,be a Jewess, and ..have dealings with the devil ; but to my, mind she has an innocent look, and is too pretty to be burnt, ike an , old witch. ,.I .am reauy sorry 1 ever had anything to do with her capture.' ., I I, I, (il.lW I -4 ,-',, Anne bade llaiiB wutc uuuipn until she took some' needful res't.beingwe'li hig'ri wore' out ' with' fu'tigue'. 1 He 'prephr'cd to obey by" taking file1 seat in an old -bakeri chair, front iu iwcfgh't a fixture ot tlie feide of the bed; and the, moroi-he.' thought of the futo of Zillali tlie more, lie , pitied her, and dreaded, its ejfects upon Rudolph, . .t; ' 'I have ever. lacked thought.'' muttered he, "or I might, devise pome plan, for J er rescued Were lib only better, .nnd knew all, something migiit be done. "'I'he.rq ne still th'ree'dhy s'. I must tell hi m . nnd what ever he commands, I will perforin. " 1 Brightetiirig' dp under the ! Inflacjic'e of these kind and hoprful thoughts, Hnns con tinued to muse until Rudolph's heavy breath ing becaaie so infectious that he, perforce, yielded, to the .influence of- sleep.' How long he. remained in this state hp knew not. but a touch and the laughing remonstrance. of Rudolph roused him. i, ,;. ; "Huns, my good itijiow, you, must be blowing a trumpet accompaniment to tne advance of an ''imaginary army,' from the loudness of your brenth,i,ng." ,,( The good youth excused himself by say ing he had walked fair over' the mountaiiis' for somd herbs,' said ti be sovereign ih'the curd of distempers caused by witclitraft, if gathered:: before sunrise, and. was: some what wearied:,- -it oi vh i ;' )YUchcrflft I,, What,:folly, Hane.,.,Qo yobejieye, like the rest, that, l .ami;b,e- witched 1 tell you. I jove Zillah, better than life ; her danger alone, and the .mad ' -. fill I .. , ',, I,' , J,,. i.'. ,.'! excitjemcnt of the lew days preceding . ,licr capture, have produced' my 'illness.' 'fBotli Zilliili and' her ''father' escaped jfroni the coat's, did ' they" hotl" asked ho, lobkihg eagerly at Hani.'' ': '"' '' " ' "'Alas1, ho replied Hani.':i,'They have been divided among the birds of!prej.;The Dominicans have tie pld. man and Will drajn hi coffers W') be fhey ever ift.fujl, bpforo they Ipthjtn.pff ',, and,, the', 'girl ., was . (ocked up by , the JJrancisne,;,.;, ', , . , "iGold Can do piuch," said Uudoioh :.but .wnere can i procure tne goiu t xet Lilian mnat hp liherated !" ' ' i'- '' ' ' ,' "iVmust be soon," then," said Hans, sb'- ruptiy ; ior sne nae oeen- tnea suu con- doRincd;";' ;'.1 -:w . : ' 'C"hdemnod to What; and " for what 1 excrmeu,'Rbdiilphi!fiercely,i'sp3rtglnfop' iti he bed jnd itSng;the art of Hani, it ,01110, WEDNESDAY, if to prevent his escape before answering the quest'ibrl. ' ' ' '' '' "' "I; prsy"yon,"'cri'ed' Nans, ,vdo not go iriad again !'' Bo qnict', and I will tell you all 1 know a and, moreover, Will peril- life and limb to do whatever you may com- mood."; :., ;., ,, ,!, ..ii T This last snntence, uttered with an ex pression of deep devotion to Rudolph, sooth ed hin and he souk back uppi)'his pillows, while Halts proceeded with his narrative. Zillahr according to ' his account, had been brought before the ecclesiastical coun cil, accused by ld Earltich of having be witched liia ton, whose life was then in per il from- hei 6pe)le. In the state of populir lejing ngaiust the Jews, to be accused was but to.be conleinned; and, qs ZillnJi either could not or would not confess herself guil ty of the churg'e, she was sentenced to be burnt at the stake, with some r.thcrs, as a terror to evil-doers. .In" three days, the sentence was to be carried into execution before the' Franciscan Convent. 4 - " ' ' ' ' "1 will die or save her!" said Rudolph, sternly. "! will rescue her from the vbry flumes. Hans, how many of ou'rtriedcom- panions can we, rely upon to aid us in. an enterprise, I, know. not how, wUJ and des- perate( but pne I sweor tn attempt, .though follr-wed by certain death 1" , i .... . .. , 'Do vou but point, out the. way," Toplied .Hans,' "and leave the rest to me. I know a score of burly fellows who4 would follow you to tho piT iiself without askingaques- tiou." I.!fil 'Search tlirim ouf,'thenj at ohce, Haiis ; as you love me,' lose no tithe; and beware that no one suspect any, movement of the kind upnn our part-.: My illnesa must, an swer one good turn, by putting my father off his guard ; and we must make the most, too, of his'absencq from the city." . ''Aiine's entrance stopped further parley nh 'the one absorbing ibpic. nnd she did not fail to uotice life 'excited state of Iter brbtli cP wlto vviis Trt patiently''' tossing upon his bed.'i She glhncud'ropro'achfully at 'Hansi ' 'Yoit have; been, talking imprudently; 1 fear,", said ;s!)p, i VlJthch ine that cup with the potion thaleeph left." .. .,, ,,.,,. ,; ,.. t.: ' Hans; much embarrassed, obeyed; and, toking it frori) him, she prescnted .it tq ljer. t"'!..!1 .1 'ii'!. IS' ' , :i I.;" ';' oroiiier,.piiu jnBisieu upon nis urinKing Jt, i The drug was narcotic, tand under its -in-.fliienc'e the patient sank gradually into pro .found sleep ; 'while Hans left tlie house with a quickstep, but thoughtful ' brow.' The enterprise to Wllbh ' he hdd pledged hliti solf was not Without great risk to ali en- gaged, pvon ennposilig liecodld find asiiffi- cient number as (lev.qted and willing .to un? 'dertake U os himself, ;in the: faqe.of the, 'nnathemns of the church, more learxid than, '. , . L. ii. I y i ' , ! , -. ! .. . . , .-deadly weapons., ,...,. .,!',,., ! "Ho, there,' Hans !" cried a, youth o.f stout fratpe and 'smiling face ;, "liov fures young Eiirlach Ts It true tlie j'iiiiiig Jew ess has be"wkchfedli fin that he u nigh d n-to- death V' ' " t:'. ,-:.;:-;.' "Fools py'sb;Ernsti but' there isorily ond sbrt of witchcraft ' about it,' Rudolph B.vearsj,,ivid. thatj I trowthe pretty G ret-' cJien, Dume Margaret's grand-duughter, in the hamlet below, has .dealt out freely t0 you Nay', yoii well know my meaning ! And 1 begin 'to thiirk the helping hand we lent the old niaA'ih' capturing the Jewess wns the' worst day's work we; ever undor tookj I, t Mother Church ssy what she will.'' "How I" -demanded'; Ernst. - "Rudolph Wed; with ft Jewess 1" - .,. i' i, Vere;Gretohen coine of Jew pr Turk, lliinkjou yqu could stand tamely, by and see her burn, eyen though it 'might be for the good of your , soul t Rudolph means j hot, 1 trust, ti wed her ; his only wish be fore, ds-you know was to send her and her" futher ln; saffcty ' out of the country'.'. Wo' helped to prevent their escape1; 'arid I liave prdmisedtcvlen'd a helping1 hand to 'o'nilo my . own . work.'! t must sea ow-riiariy of our comrades w ill join me in doing his bid jingti whatever.; i may! be.-. vToii Ernst, must along with, us" ( li-'-iVili.? ,!.,'... . ''Provided, Rudolph .onlydesires. to get 'I W '' ' I. .1. - i i ! the Jews out ol lej.couiitryijl without the walls; and deterriiinowhat I's1 to;be'Jme;Wi'r-'l 1','l! ?iT, .'"--; j .They'separatod ttfking difforerir. routes the one deeper i intrf i the thoronghlwea -of the city, and the other without, too -wallsj tp'the ortB-Jiiitisas apf- liamlett bfl0' nl'i' E,rjist(walked rapidly, oni witjihe light, elastic trearj which the braciBgair and liar dy lifoor.a'brave .inountaineer.could alppp give. " nisVwsy". fay through vlncyardaand wAJl-' - '. if' '!l - tJ .-::! cornueius, omeiiui" n ""'ivng u.bhijs bf the'Uke'j'sbmetimes bn a small footpath formed1' npirf terraces'' -on '1 level -with the lwiter,dur'ing gYeai'pafl of the wt'shaded w u io in Jou. ine, mauipn, iiw, isB. preiry. one, ike mv ovv'n Giretciicn, Go, rtans. and'see as many of our comrades as yoq can, nor will 'br idleY'to-mbrro'wn we''fcin; nSeet .DECriG; by large beech and oak trees. The vvolnut and other fruit-trees that overhung the path way like weeping willows,-many of them being planted horizontally, stretched from the sidestof .the; hill,or fronr .the edge of the water, their boughs dipping into the hike, beneath, The icattered, cottages, the numeruus villages, the picturesque villas on the .banks or the lake, with, here sad (here a heat church, pointing with its ta per Spire to the calm, blub heavens above, added to the beauty of the scene ; and, by their silent appeal; touched with' softness jho rugged, though not unfeeling breast of the mountaineer,-who had been" revolving in his mind the communication of Hans ; nor was thq termination of bis' walk, just ip sight, likely to weaken these pleadings of compassion ,,',., A peasant's cottage, with a cluster of flpe beach-trees in front, its small terraced garden on one side, ond a few cherry-trees laden with fruit on the other, bespoke peace and contented industry, from the perfect air of neatness in and around it. Iiiiincdi ately in front of the doorsatan old woman, with Bnowy cap and' kerchief, spinning; and, at a little, distance, the pretty Gret- chen was preparing to set off with her pail to, milk the cows, which were pastured up on some green spot higher up the mountain. A few light bounds, and Ernst was by the Bide of the' mafden .'nnd; taking, the , pail from her, they slowly ascended the moun tain, thinking of their own love, and talk ing of that of Rudolph's for the' beautiful Jewess.- . ' ;:';' ' ' .' ' Hans fonnd about twenty of his associ ates, engaged them to follow Rudolph and himself, In, whatever they might undertake to further, the escape of Zillah. .Then, though wearied and hungry, he determined, before returning to Rudolph, to discover the prison of the 'Jewess, and 6ee if there was any 'charice of procuring her, escape before sh'e shonld be brought out to execu tion.! i .!;- i'f ' - "'' '-'-' '''''' 1 Hq..poon;reacl)ed the neighborhood of the convent where she;, was. confined ;. and it was not, long before hp. saw the, porter of the convent and several officials coming out to give grders from the superior, to the workmen employed jn theourt below, evi dently' 'making arrangements for the ap- :prbfti:hin'g'AUl'o: dx'te. ' Hans joined the group; apd. thdt he- might linger 'without suspicion to": listen to their conversation', offered;his services in planting the stakes firmly ,iu the-ground. ;:.Whila occupied in thjfi way, he,diuVnpt pease tq ply the porter with questions about -the place of.ZillahTfc confinement, and thq prpbability, ;as,old Ben Hassen was rich, of her being at last ransomed. , , ' "Imiibssible'niy1' son !" said tho monk. "The dog of a Jew has not one penny more than' will ovo 'his owri lifoj ond tlie'eor- eross, his'd'uughter, must bum; as-s'liirde- serves." : I i r r u' v -r pP""i iut iiiwj ui tier triba should offer to ransom her?. For I licnrold Ben Hassen land his daughter are iif high rank among their own people." 1 ' "They opght. to have'looked to that be fore new ;' replied the monk. "The Jew ess burtis the day after tb-mnrr'nw, that the peppte; limy see how Holy Mother Church punishes the primes of devil's witchcralt. She is to be chained to this stake, iii front 'of the others, that the crowd may have a better view i and it will.be the last pile kindW." ; ( , ,. : Hans expressed great Satisfaction at the wise arrangement of the holy father j and, his sell-imposeu task being finished, bade the monk good evening, and turned his foot steps towards Earltrch s dwelling. ' To the anxious lover he. related his success; i ! ..''.(i;cTHCtBE ! BEXT WtEK.j ' ; .: .. 1 '.'' ;' n." 'I Cannot Pray" ? ' ; 't cannot pray--1 have never prayed ; iny mother never taught me,--was the re- 'ply of one who, convinced of sin and of Ins need of !Suvuuirr i.wa8 urged to cast hiiiiselljjji prayer behire liou.vllts moth er was a'professig Chrislian,, and her son, jwiwn to ih.i'nfiooii; had embraced scepiic- al opi'tufiris for'no others ' were brought l-efore hie mind i childhood.'" He " was inielligent, ainiahle. Htid, refined.'yct.'over his spiritual' world jhere, . brooded. Eevp tun', diirkhfi'ss'. ,Doub.ts, iplanted.by the nujiMiniii vi iimipc inula vigM.ui1, mull iiih rhmtier cmtld nofbe Moted'tiuf. t'rii'ey oaiufirtliey. Were more reul tlian the' faitti he would gladly have embraced. ' j-m..i r iWmher, tire you laitiilul.to ilie clxilu of t?oiir oik i . poes tl'i.e bahe jrl your a'rms. fiever :'ee',ourupVrf(('gTahctford,eyoUohr tan' it 'iisp.iyour naina.'enil are Vou fail gr,;,t teacb fa that.;of;jesus !i; .Can; ii mtikBj knowiv fQ;you, rts ,yaoi an; wtsh e.s in ch'il'lisii Jword and have you ,,nnl Vettanehtit to unter ihem t 'Our Faihe'r?' Do yiMrgnldB the'spirit in so doiiij; truly to ask.T i Or art voii ne1ectinjf yfiur h igli- and holies dntiesJ.fc-Are you willing .. I il.i ' -.2 . . .11! . iii iieanu iiT.,years -ape,you.,wi,iiing o iear, at the jndghient, srnt, Mymotlipr nev'eir tttugU 'me. tooray' yZljtmfricw PB.EMA.TO'EE MATJUMONY. , Marriage is a divine and "beautiful, ar rangement. It wasdesigne'd by Provi dence, nt:t-olly ,as,a pieans of keeping up population, or, ns a rnere social , and economical convenience, , but (83 tlie blending of two spirits into one tho mas culine representing wisdom, and the fotiir inine, nlTeetion. . When there rs., a true spiritual affinity betw'ecn the two,; then the design is accomplished. .... ' . Premature marriages are among the greatest evils of the times; and it would not be a bad idea in these days of reform, if an "atiti-marryingin-a-liurry society" were instituted. ' Now-a daj-s pcnp'eVap into' the magic life circle with no more consideration than they would 'partake ol a dinner little thinking that, when once in, they are there until tlieir end comes. There is but little, sometimes no' mutual analysis of disposition, and comparison of taste and affections.'-' Thev seem to fan cy that, if there oio any discrepancies, the fatal gordian knot, which" can be sel dom cut and never united, will harmo n ize all.' ' ' ' "' : The numbers ti-lio have felt this triifii tho' numbets ' "still feeling it to their heart's core are incalculable. Tltey rec ognize it as 'the great niistake of their lives.'' The chain is not W them a silken one,' bui"a"cable;'of'; iron',' that tightens around 'them in'ore "and more, crushing all hope and energy, substituting' hate for love, and eating out with its rust, the very inner life of the Soul. ' "' " ' ' " Brt'ys and girls now, marry to a greater extent than ever before, "Instead I of wait i ng-ii 11' (hey become full grown and ma tured men and women ' The young dan dy, as soon k-iS lie gets out' of shoit jack ets, and fiflifs' a little furze ' gathered on his upper lip and tlie yoiing 'miss, as soon as jlie emerges from the tinrsery and abbreviated frocks think, they are qualified 'o assume ! the most solemn' re sponsibilities bf life. ' And so if 'pa' and 'liia' won'i conscnt.'they post off to some Gretna Green, antl. there .take' obligatiorj-J 'they 'will' neveh'cease bitterly to repent. Marriage' sboultl neyebe the result of fancy. ' The ball worn and the evening , party rarely develope real cl.iaracterl Under tlie" exljara(ing''in.flu'ence- of 'tWe daiice, the glare of" light, and, tlie 'merry squib and joke,' th'e dissolute young man may" appcar'umiable,' and the tawUry,'sia- ternly scold, liiveablei Matches inad'e at suclrfilaccs, or under similar circumstan ces, are not of the class that : brigiiiateiT. in heaven. They ' rh'ore ' gerietal'y are 6on- ceived in tho opposite "place and bring forth -only iniquity. The true wayj to learn each other is to uo it at , nome, in the parlor, in : the kitchen, and on occa sions thai test the disposition and temper. We see the result of these unions in the almost daily divorces that are taking place, in the running away oi nusoanus, leaving their wives and children ;o starve, antl the elopement of wives.. Not only this, but w e witness it in trie broken spirited men, made old, in the prime of life, strug gling on for mere food, and clothing, and shelter, ami in woman,, cross, dirty, slut- usii ana.wrinuieu. . It would he . finite iinno?sib!o for us to depict fahlifutly the multitude of physicajl and moral evils tliat Ves'tilt from thesff sin ful alliances for sinful they are. ' Tliey ruin the body,; crmpt. the. moral-,! end stultify the mind. ,, And the.. resuU does not 'ston with husband and wife! There are' children,' they must' partake of the feebleness" and weakness'bf thd'jisrents, Boih physical and monl(-and go' out into tjie busy, woi Id , stunted. jum, gnarlcu in body and mind. Gixl pity them 1 v.,)r! ,. We would hot be understobd.sja speak iiig against the institution of marriage.- It j holy;' beautiful find benfficerit.'' Hut fet ;evry. one: -take his 'mate .or none.- Lei nnt the, brave -eagle pair with tlift sju- . ' ' 'i ' ' ' A. . J'...r. '.,: ...:.u t. niti owi, nor tne kpiivib novo. yim mc m zaru or, crow. JjiKe sttouui nave nue. I t is a glofibns sight to 'see two 'old people who hiivo weathered the t-torms and bask t?d in thej stinsliiiVe of life together, gr; ... !' . . . k ( I ' 'T "I. " ' hand. in rhapd. loyinelv and, truthfully down'ihe gentle, decjivity of time, yvith no.angers1 of jealousies iior hatreds 'ear n'ered lib aifainsieach othnr,' and looking with hope ami joy to the everlasting youth of heaven, where they- two shall be one foiever, uThis is true; marriage for it is the ..marriage of spirit,, with spirit ; Their love is woven into a woof of . gold, that neither time nor eternity can sever.- Eclectic ' ''' '-''.' r"- ii ' : I& I. NUMBER 51 4 rt'.T; : nn j'W't i' f ' "Why Didn't tlie American Party Car f,,;.-ai- ry loujsianal trh , L;;4Thc editor of Ilia NewOrlenns Orel- eeiit, who has' been':a good ideal bot'ed liy correslpondenls intjni ring why tBe Amei icati; party did hot carry Louisiana, fakes Lis text from one flf.the letters-land! thus .discouise -i .-i'.- l! JWi' u'tt Why didn't 'you: carry Louisiana! We-all expected you would Hip' here! . You 'all expf cted' tve would tip'thcrS, - did you ? Well, we expect you are tdrr- fountludiy 'disappointed, We expected io cat ry' Louisiana - dowa here, bu we didn't, for the eiiemy 'played oh .t, harp u v a thousand strings, and deluded too many people into voting the 'wrong tick et !:;,- ', v.-r i - -M-z-nA You want' to 'know Low thisliap'pened Well tell you in short order i-'quicker than a sftoh horse vas ever torfieJj -Irl the Catholic parishes' ihe people voted against oitr ticket because they -were "told by the high priests, Pharisees' 1 and .' Sadi ducees of (lie enemy, each otic1 of whorii played on a harp uv a thousand strings; that we were opposed to' Catholics. !'i tn the Protestant parishes, the people voted against 'our ticket ' because they were told by men in authority that we were opposed to Protestant because we" had nominated a Catholic as a -Governor;1 and each in ah in authority,' as he conclu ded, 'played on' a harp uv'a thou'sanct' strings'.' and thereby enticed ihe -'people"' to follow in their footsteps; " ' ' ' ; And- then,' five-sixths of the foreigner! voted against us because they Were tola that the diabolical Know Nothings intend'" to hamstrjng every mother's sort,of therri after the election, and the orators, aforesaid ' -in the most earnest manner imagina-, ble, 'played on a harp uv" a thousand, . hi strings,' and the foreigners followed the ' , ... ... i-.'.. i i, i.i .j(it JOS . And it rained all. oyer . he Jnterior on i. . the day of the election, and so about .wpj " thousand, pf our folks, having fear of wet-;i ling theif jieloypd feel, before, their, eyes, aud having each purchasers j'harp (tiv8 thousaiid, strings,' concluded, ti tayatj; home, fnd practice music. ; j-.toi lij Furthermore, jn addition tq tho fpregof ing .xeworjs, .we did'nt, and coulda7'rfoir(n4:i it utqily impossible- to get votef enqngbin1 for the et-einy 'played, on a, harp fi. ihouaand strings,' r and great ullUudei,, followed and joined with .he, iafpa,;u;; ,j P. S.-rlf our correspondent isn't ati!i tied ;widii their luminous iexIanatiotv.heT must put his interrogatories in adiffei'enti shape, and to will ciicleavor; for -aniwet.! them, at least to the best .oi- our iabthty;'1 We may (we want this kept secret,) by, continual itry ing bur hand;mve8'.'U'the' true reason ourselves! V - j?a?ro") yw.tx N. B. It, is positively untrue that 4he' American party has ordered ten thousand harps 'eachjiuo a thousand- 6trings:-'forf' ' 116 during the next Presidential oampaign.11 " We desire to nip this .atrociou calumny1 ' in thebud. . ,?: -ip' a .'- v 3 l.iu v'A ii'.'.- mmn .fi'.'1-'i. !,-' Wetting Bricks;! m Iu1i!il1 Ii. i ' A it is impotta'nt that every- ond'entra-'1' ged in building,' should be 'weU'inTorih'ed . . jn tegard to-the dtrrability of 'matdnal'i;?' vrd ' publish the folio wihg frdht! tt ' exi ? change paper : ' -.( ,. ttery fe1- 'people,1 Weventuiier9r, a '' aware bf the advantage 6,'wetting before' ( laying them, or, if they ar6' aware 6f it ', they do not prqctlce'lt fof, of the many houses now in progress iiVihts city, there' sre 'very few1 in' which wet brick are used.' A Wall twelve inches thick, built of good mortar with bricks well 6oaked, is stron. 4. ;. , - ' ' .... ''':'' ger in every respect, thari aittefeh inches t thick buill dry. j The . reasoii of ys. is, " that if the bricks are i "satinated wiih'wa- ' ftr, they will not abstract frorn the mor-" tar, the hioisure which 4 necessary to , its-crystalization,' and on the contrary they will 'uniie 'chemically with the mortar, and become" as solid as 'a rock1, 0n tie' other iiand.' if the bricks' arb put up dry,. they''imme'Jiately.(aket' all the ' moisture ' . ' from the rnortar, leaving it to' dry to har ' don, and die i consequence w', .that when'. building'" of this .description "i taken' down, or ttiitibles down of its own jht-iiV ; .- e'. .-..'. ''. V. I-''-,' ;.. .. . - we.mor.ar ..o, ... uiuvu Scientific Jlmelica, .