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OFFICE Washington Street, Third Door Sonth of Jackson.
TERMS One Dollar and Fifty Cents in Ahanec
J. CASKET, Editor and Proprietor.
NO. 16.
VOL. 5.
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Business Cards.
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Ltison house.
. . Jackson Sim
Akron, 0.
Akron, O,
Produce Commission
Dealers la
Floor, Grain, liD Stall; Salt TA, WK1 ad Water
Im, St, It, k,
mrriciiASERS of
Wheat, Bye, Corn, Oats, Seeds, Dried
Fruits, Butter, Eggs, Wool, &c.
M. 31. SFEIGLE, Agent,
If ay SI, 186011
Forwarding and Commission
Butler, Eggs, Lard, Tallow and all kinds
of Dried Jf ruits.
Sept. 18, 1856 4tf.
T) ESHECTFULLY announces hi readiness to give
K..Mmint .ttantinn tn .11 nrofessional calls.
He is permitted to refer to tbe Medical Faculty of
- . . , i . I. - 11 .K .... I f.j.nltw
of tbe University of the City of lew i on.
Fredericksburg, O, Sept. 20, 1863 n&mS
tbe University OI jncoifan. auu w a.u,v. - j
attorney at aii,
FFICE,one door East of the Book Store,
J up stairs.
April 22, 1858 v2n35y 1 .
-p, rapeetfnlly informs the public that he has located
Jt,bimselfin the above Tillage, for the practice of his
Millersburg, Ohio.
IS NOW PREPARED to furoMi to order all
the different kinds of Artificial Teeth,from one toan
entire set. J"Office on Main street, two doors east of
Dr. Boling'e orfice, up stairs.
Jane 9, 1859 12
gteifiitu & burgeon,
THANKFUL for past favors, respectfully
tenders bis professional services to tbe pub
lic. Office in the room formerly occupied by
Dr. Irvine.
April 15,1858 v2B34t.
pijnsician ttitb Surgeon,
Office Jackson Street, nearly opposite the
Km p ire Hoase.
55f Residence on Clay Street, opposite the
Presbyterian Church.
Of all Descriptions,
"Wooster, O.
Dee. 1, 1R59.
To tlie Public.
AWAITS, having purchased Worley and
Jadftou'a improved Sewing Machine, is still on
hand to wait on the public in his Un in the way of a
ty-1 in alto agent for aaid Machine, and can recom
mend it m the best now in use, for all purposes.
Abo re J no. Carey Auction Room.
Sept. 20, I860. n6m3. A. WaITS.
cj FasbionaMe Tailoring
' A 8. LOWTHEB is carrying on the
- il. tailoring business m all ita various
branches in Rooms over
His experience and taste enables him to ren
der general satisfaction to those for whom he
does work, and he hopes by industry and close
application to business to receive a liberal share
ot patronage.
His prices are as low as it ia possible for
Miilarsburg. 18G0 n41tt
ON E door West from J. Mulvane's store, in the room
formerly occupied as Post Office, where the under
signed is prepared to do all kinds of work in his ltne,ea-
signed i
Fine City Sewed Work.
in such a manner as not to be excelled went of tbe AUe-
ffhenirs. jyWtfKK WARRANTED, and done on
eonabi tertna.
REPAIRING done neat and on abort
K B. I have on hand, afent, a lot of borne made
and eastern Boots and Shoes which for ready pay I will
sell on such terms that yen cannot fail to bay. Please
try me once, and call soon. fi. H. BULL.
July 36, lboO 49tf
A Thrilling Story.
"It matters little when, or bow, I pick
ed np thin brief history. If I were to re-
late 10 tbe order 10 wdico it reacnea me, i
should commence in the middle, and when
I had arrived at the conclusion go back
for a beginning. It is enough for me to
say that some of its circumstances passed
my own eyes; for the remainder, I know
them to have happened, and there are
some persons yet living, who well remem
ber them but too welL
"In the Borongh High street, near Saint
George's Church, and on the same side of
the way, stands as most people know, the
smallest of our debtor's prisons the Mar
sbalsea. Although in later times it has
been a very different place from tbe sink
of filth and dirt it once was, even its im
proved condition holds out but little temp
tation to the extravagant or consolation to
tbe improvident. Tbe condemned felon
has a good a yard for air and exercise in
Newgate, as tbe insolvent debtor in the
Marsh.nlsea Prison.
"It may be my fancy, or it may be that
I cannot seperate the place from the old
recollections associated with it, this part of
London I cannot bear. This street is
broad, tbe shops are spacious, tbe noise ol
passing vehicles, the footsteps of the per
petual stream of people all the busy
sounds of traffic, resound in it from morn
to midnight, but the streets around me are
mean and close; poverty and debauchery
festering in the crowded alleys, want and
misfortune are pent up in the narrow pris
on i an air of gloom and dreariness seems,
in my eyes at least, to hnng about the
scene, and to impart to it squalid and sick
ly hue.
"Many eyes, that have long since been
closed in tbe grave, have looked around
upon that scene lightly enough when en
tering the gale of the Marshnlsea Prison
for the first time ; for despair seldom comes
with the first shock of misfortune. A
man has confidence in nnlried friends, he
remembers the many offers of service so
freely made by his boon companion when
he wanted them not; he bas hope the
hope of happy inexperience and however
he may bend beneath the first shock, it
springs up in his bosom, and flourishes
there for a brief space, until it drops be
neath the blight of disappointed neglect.
How soon those same eyes deeply sunken
in the bead, glared from taces wasted with
famine, aud sallow from confinement in
days when it was no figure of speech to
say that debtors rotted in prison, with no
hope of release, and no prospect of liberty.
Tbe atrocity, in its full extent, no longer
exists, but luere is enough of it left to give
rise to occurrences that make tbe ueart
'Twenty years ago, that pavement was
worn with the footslepts of a mother and
child, who,day by day,so surely as tbe morn
ing came presented themselves at the pris
on gate; often after a night of restless mis
ery and anxious thoughts were tbey there,
a full hour too soon, and then the young
mother turning meekly away, would lead
the child to the old bridge, and raising
him in her arms to show him the glisten
ing water, tinted with the light of the
morning's sun, and stirring with all the
bustling preparations for business and
pleasure that the river presents at that ear
ly hour, endeavor to interest his thoughts
in the objects before him. But she would
quickly set him down, and hiding her face
in her shawl, give vent to the tear that
blinded her, for no expression of interest
or amusement lighted up his thin and sick
ly face. His recollections were few enough,
but they were all of one kind all con
nected with the poverty and misery of his
parents. Hour after hour had he sat on
his mother's knee, and with childish sym
pathy watched the tears that stole down
her face, and then crept quickly away into
some dark corner, and sobbed himself to
sleep. The hard realities of the world,
with many of its worst privations hun
ger and thirst, and cold and want had all
come to him from the first dawnings of
reason ; its light heart, its merry laugh, and
sparkling eyes were wanting.
"lhe father and mother looked on upon
this and upon each other with thoughts of
agony they dared not breathe in words.
lbs nealthy, strong made man who would
have borne almost any fatiguge of active
exertion, was wasting beneath tbe close
confinement and nnbeathy atmosphere of a
crowded prison. The slight and delecate
woman was sinking beneath tbe combined
effects of mental aud bodily illness; the
child's young heart was breaking.
"Winter came, and with it weeks of
cold and heavy rain. The poor girl had
removed to a wretched apartment close to
the spot of her husband s imprisonment;
and though the change had been rendered
absolutely necessary by their increasing
poverty, she was bappier now for she was
nearer him. For two months, she and
ber little companion watched the opening
of the gate as usual. One day she failed
to come, for tbe first lime. Another
morning arrived, she came alone. The
child was dead.
"They little know, who coldly talk' of
tbe poor man a bereavements, as a bappy
release from pain to the departed, and a
merciful release from expense to the sur
vivor they little know,. I say, what the
agony of those bereavements is. A silent
look of affection and regard when all other
eyes are turned coldly away the conscious
ness that we possess tbe sympathy and af
fection of one being when all others have de
serted ns is a hold, a stay, a comfort in
the deepest affliction which no wealth
could purchase, or power bestow. The
child had sat at his parents' feet for hours
together, with his little hands patiently
folded in each other, and his wan face
raised toward them. They had seen him
pine away from day to day ; and though
bis brief existence had been a iovless one,
and he lias now removed to that peace
and rest which, child as he was, he had
never known in this world, they were his
gat-en!, and his loss sunk deep into their
"It was plain to those who looked upon
the mother's altered face, that death must
soon close the scene of her adversity and
trial. Her husband's fellow prisoners
shrank from obtruding on his grief and
misery, and left him to himself alone, in
tbe small room he had previously occupied
in common with two companions. She
shared with him ; and lingering on without
pain, but without hope, her life ebbed
slowly away.
"She bad fainted one evening in her hus
band's arms, and he had borne her to the
open window to revive her with air,
when the light of the moon falling full up
on her face, showed him a change upon her
features, which made him stagger beneath
ber weight, likea helpless infant.
" 'Set roe down, George,' she said, faint
ly. He did so, and seating himself beside
ber, covored bis face with his hands, and
burst into tears.
" It is very hard to leave you George,'
she said' 'but it's God's will, and you mast
bear it for my sake. Oh ! how I thank
him for having taken our boy ! He is bap
py, and in Heaven now. What would he
have done here without his mother!
" 'You shall not die, Mary, you shall
not die,' said the husband, starting up.
He paced hurriedly to and fro, striking his
head with bis fist, then re-seating himself
besides her, and supporting her in his arms,
added more calmly, "Rouse yourself my
dear girl pray, pray do. You will re
vive yet.'
tt 'Never again, George, never again,'
said the dying woman. 'Let me lay by my
poor boy, but promise me, that if ever you
leave this dreadful place, and should grow
rich, you will have us removed to some
quiet couutry churchyard, a long, long
way off very far from hero, where we cnt
rest in peace. Dear George, promise me
you will.'
" 'I do, I do' said the man throwing
himself passionately on his knees before
her. 'Speak to trie Mary, another word,
one look but one'
"He ceased to speak ; for tbe arm that
clasped his neck grew stiff and heavy. A
deep sigh escaped from tbe wasted form
before bira; the lips moved, and a smile
played upon the face, but the lips were
pallid, aud the smile faded into a rigid and
ghastly stare. He was alone in the world.
"That night, in the silence and denota
tion of his miserable roorn, tbe wretched
man knoll by the dead body of bis wife,
and called on God to witness a. dreadful
oath, that from that hour, he devoted him
self to revenge her death and tbat of his
child; that from thenceforth to the last
moment of his life, his whole energies
should be directed to this one object: that
his revenge should be undying aud unex
tinguishable; and should haunt its object
through the world.
"The deepest despair, and passions scar
cely human, bad made such fierce ravages,
his companions in misfortune affrighted
from him as be passed by. His eyes were
bloodshot and heavy, bis face deadly white,
and his body bent as if with age. He
had bitten his under lip nearly through
in the voilence of his mental suffering, and
the blood which had flowed from tbe
wound had trickled down his chin, and
stained his shirt and neckerchief. No tear,
or sound of complaint escapes him, but
the settled look, and disorded haste with
which he passed up aud down tbe yard,
denoted tbe fever which was burning with
in. "It was necessary that his wife's body
should be removed from tbe prison, without
delay. He received the communication
with perfect calmness, and acquised in tbe
propriety. Nearly all the inmates of the
prison bad assembled to witness its re
moval; tbey fell back on either side wLen
the widower appeared; he walked hurried
ly forward, and stationed himself alone, in
a little railed area close to the lodge gate,
from whence the crowd, with an instinct
ive feeling of delicacy, had retired. The
rude coffin was borne slowly forward on
men's shoulders. A dead silence pervaded
tbe throng, broken only by tbe audible
lamentations of the women, and the shuf
fling steps of the bearers on the stone pave
ment. They reached the spot where the
bereaved husband stood; and stopped.
He laid his hand npon the coffin, aud me
chanically adjusting the pall with which it
was covered, motioned tbetn onwards.
The turnkeys in the prison lobby took off
there bats as it passed through, and in an
other moment tbe heavy gate closed behind
it. He looked vacantly upon tbe crowd,
and fell heavily to the ground.
"Although for many weeks after this be
was watched night and day, in the wildest
ravings of fever, neither the consciousness
of his loss, nor recollection of the vow he
had made ever left him for a moment.
Scenes changed before his eyes, place suc
ceeded place, aud event followed event, in
all the hurry of delirium ; but tbey were all
connected in some way with the great object
of bis mind. He was sailing over a bound
less expanse of sea, with blood-red sky
above, aud tbe angry waters lashed into
fury beneath, boiling and eddying upon
every side. There was another vessel be
fore them, toiling and laboring in the howl
ing storm; her canvass fluttering in rib
bons from the mast, and ber deck throng
ed with figures who were lasbed to the
sides, over which huge waves every instant
burst, sweeping away some devoted crea
tures into tbe foaming sea, Onward they
bore, amidst the roaring mass of water,
with a speed and force which nothing could
resist; and striking the stern of the for
roost vessel, crushed her beneath their keel.
From the huge whirlwind which the sink
ing wreck occasioned, arose a shriek so loud
and shrill tbe deatbery of a hundred
drowning wretches blended into one fierce
yell that it rung far above tbe war cry of
tbe elements, and re-ecboed, till u seemed
to pierce air, sky and ocean. But what
was tbat that old gray head tbat rose
above the water's surface, and with looks
of agony, and screams for aid, buffeted
with tbe waves I One look, and he sprung
from the vessel's side, and with vigorous
strokes swimming toward it. He reach
ed it, he was close upon it. Tbey
were Ail features. Tbe old man saw him
coming, and vainly strove to elude his
grasp. But he elapsed him tight, and
dragged him beneath the water. Down,
down with him fifty fathoms deep, bis
struggles grew fainter, until they wholly
ceased. He was dead ; he had killed him
and kept his oath.
"lie was traversing the scorching sands
of a mighty desert, barefooted and alone.
Tbe sand choked and blinded him; its fine
thin grains entered into the very pores of
his skin and stung him almost to madness.
Gigantic masses of the same material, car
ried forward by the wind, and shone
through by tbe burning sun, stalked in
distance like pillars of living fire. The
bones of men, who had perished in tne
dreary waste, lav scattered at bis feet; a
fearful light fell on everything around ; and
so far as the eye could reach, nothing but
objects of dread and horror presented them
selves. Vainly striving to ntter a cry of
terror with his tongue cleaving to nis
mouth, be rushed madly forward. Armed
withh supernatural strenght be waded
through tbe sand, until exhausted with fa
tigue and thirst, he fell senseless on tbe
earth. What fracrrant cooluess revived
him ! what gushius sound was that f Wa
ter! It was indeed a well ; and the clear
fresh stream running at his feet. He drank
deeply of it and throwing his aching limbs
upon the bank, sunk into a delicious trance.
Tbe sound of appioaching footsteps rous
ed turn An old gray beaded ruan totter
ed forward to slack his burning thirst. It
was he again. He wound bis arms round
the old man's body, and held him back.
He struggled in powerful convulsions and
shrieked for water for but one drop to
save his life, but be held tbe old man firm
ly, and watched his agonies with greedy
eyes; and when his lifeless head fell for
ward on his bosom, be rolled tbe corpse
from him with his foot.
"When the fever left him, and conscious
ness returned, be awoka to find himself
rich and free, to hear tbe parent who would
have let him die in jail wouldl who had
let those who were far dearer to him than
his own existence, die of want and the sick
ness of bcart that medicine can never cure
had been found dead in bis bed of down
He bad all the heart to leave his son a
beggar, but proud even of his health and
slreugih he bad put off the act until too
late, and now he might gnash his teeth in
tbe other world, at the thought of the
wealth his remissness bad left bim. He
awoke to this, and he awoke only to recol
lect the purpose for which he lived, and to
remember that his enemy was his wife's
own father tbe man who had cast him
into prison, and who, when bis daughter
and ber child had sued at his feel for mer
cy, had spurned them from his door. Oh,
how he cursed tbe weakness that prevent
ed him from being up, and active, in his
scheme of vengeance.
"He caused himself to be carried from
the scene of his loss and misery, and con
veyed to a quiet residence on the sea coast
not in lhe hope of recovering his peace
of mind or happiness, for both were fled
forever; but to restore bis prostrate ener
gies, and meditate on his darling. And
here some evil spirit, cast in his way tbe
opportunity for bis first, most horrible re
"It was summer time; and wrapped in
his gloomy thoughts, he would issue from
his solitary lodgings early in the evening,
and wandering along a narrow path beneath
lhe cliffs to a wild and lonely spot that
struck his fancy in rambling, seat himself
on some fallen fragments of the rock, and
covering his face, remain there for hours
sometimes till night had completely closed
in, and the long shadows of the frowning
cliffs above his head, cast a thick black
darkness on every object near bim.
"He was seated here, one calm evening,
in his old position, now and then raising
bis bead to watch tbe night of a large
seagull, or carry his eye along the glorious
crimson path which, commencing in the
middle of the ocean, seemed to lead its
very verge where the sun was setting, when
the profound silenc of the spot was broken
by a loud cry for help; he listened, doubted
of his having heard aright, when the cry
was repeated with even greater vehemence
than before, and, starting to bis feel be
hastened in the direction from whence it
"Tbe tale told itself at once ; some scat
tered garments lay on tbe beach; a human
bead was just visible above the waves at a
little distance from the shore, and an old
man wringing his hands in agony, was
running to and fro, shrieking for assistance,
Tbe invalid, whose strength was now suffi
ciently restored, threw off his coat and
rushed toward the sea, with the intention
of plunging in and dragging the drowning
man ashore.
"'Hasten here, Sir, in God's name: help
Sir, for the love of Heaven. He is my
son, Sir, my only son," said the old man
frantically, as he advanced to meet him.
"My only son, fair, and be is dying before
bis father's eyes."
"At the first word the old man uttered,
the stranger checked himself in his career,
and folding his arms, stood perfectly mo
" 'Great God !' exclaimed the old man,
recoiliong 'Hey ling!'
"The stranger smiled and was silent.
"'Heylingl' said the old man, wildly
'my boy, Heyling, my dear boy, look, look,
and gasping tor breath, tbe miserable fatb
er pointed to the spot where he was strug
gling for life.
"'Hark!' said the old man He cries
once more. He is alive yet. Heyling,
save him, save him.'
" 'The stranger smiled again, and remain
ed immovable as a stone.
" 'I have wronged yon,' shrieked the old
man, falling on his knees, and clasping his
hands together 'be revenged; take ray
life, my all, cast me into the water at your
feet, and, if human nature can repress a
struggle, I will die without stirring band
or foot. Do it, Heyling, do it, but save
my boy, be is so young to die
" 'Listen,' said the stranger, grasping the
old man firmly by the wrist 'X will have
life 'for life, and here is ONE. My child
died before bis father's eyes, a far more
agonizing and painful death . than that
young slanderer of his sister' worth is
meeting while 1 speak. You laughed in
your daughter s lace wncre aeatn bad al
ready set his band at onr suttenngs then.
Wbai think you of them now t See there,
see there.'
"As tbe stranger spoke he pointed to
the sea. A faint cry died away noon its
surface, the last powerful struggle of the
dying man agitated tbe npling waves for
a few seconds ; and the spot where he had
gone down into his early grave was nndis-
tingisbable from tbe surrounding water.
"Three years bad elapsed, when a gen
tleman alighted from a private carriage at
the door of a London attorney, then well
known to the public as a man of no great
nicety in his professional dealings, and re
quested a private interview on business of
importance. Although evidently not past
the prime of life, his face was pale, haggard
and dejected, and did not require the most
acute perception of tbe man of business to
discover at a glance, that disease of suffer
ing bad done more to work a change in
his appearance, than the mere hand of
time could have accomplished in his whole
"'I wish you to undertake some legal
business for me,' said the stranger.
"Tbe lawyer bowed obsequiously, and
glanced at a large packet which the gentle
man carried in bis hand. His visitor ob
served tbe look, and proceeded :
" 'It is no common business,' said be;
'nor have these papers reached my hands
without long trouble and great expense.'
"Tbe attorney cast a still more anxious
look at the packet; aud the visitor disclos
ed a quantity of promissory notes, with
some copies of deeds and other documents.
"'Upon these papers,' said his client,
'the man whose name they bear has raised,
as you will see, large sums of money, for
years past. There was a tacit understand
ing between him and the men in whose
hands they originally were and from
whom I have by degrees purchased the
whole, for treble and quadruple their nom
inal value that these loans should be from
time to time renewed, until given period
had elapsed. Such an understanding is
now here expressed. He has sustained
many losses of late; and these obligations
accumulating on him al once, would crush
him to the earth.'
" 'The whole amount is some thousands
of pounds,' said the attorney, looking over
the papers.
" 'It is,' said the client
" 'What are we to do ?' inquired the man
of business.
" 'Do P replied the client, with sudden
vehemence 'Put every engine of the law
in force, every trick tbat ingenuity can de
vise and rascality execute; fair means and
foul ; the open oppression of the law, aid
ed by all the craft of its most ingenious
practitioners. I would have him die a
harassing and lingering death. Ruin him,
seize and sell his lands and goods, drive
him from house and home, and drag him
forth a beggar in his old age, to die in a
common jail.'
" 'But tbe costs, my dear sir, the costs
of all this; reasoned the attorney, when he
had recovered from his momentary surprise.
'If the defendant be a man of straw, who
is to pnv the costs, sir !'
" 'Name any sura,' said the stranger, his
hand trembling so violently with excite
ment that be could scarcely hold the pen
he seized as be spoke 'any sum and it
is yours. Den t be afraid to name it, man.
I shall not think it dear, if you gain my
"Tbe attorney named a large sum, at
hazard, as the advance be should require
to secure himself agaiust the possibility of
loss; but more wan the view of ascertain
ing how far his client was disposed to go,
than with any idea that he would comply
with the demand. The stranger wrote a
check upon his banker for the whole
amount and left bim.
"Tbe draft was duly honored, and the
attorney finding that his client might be
safely relied upon, commenced his work in
earnest. For more than two years after
wards, Mr. Heyling would sit whole days
together, in tbe ofhee, poring over tbe pa
pers as they accumulated, and reading
again anil agnin, bis eyes gleaming with
joy, the letters of remonstrance, the pray
ers for a little delay, the representation of
the certa n ruin in wbicb tbe opposite par
ty nust be involved, that poured in, as
suit after suit, and process after process,
was commenced. To all applications for a
brief indulgence, there was but on reply
the money must ba paid. Land, house
furniture, each in its turn, taken under
someone of tbe numerous executions which
were issued; and the old man himself
would have been immured in prison had
he not escaped the vigilance of the officers
and fled.
"The implacable animosity of Heyling,
so far from being satisfied by the success
of his persecution, increased a hundred-fold
with tbe ruin he inflicted. On being in
formed of the old man's flight his fury was
unbounded. He gnashed his teeth with
rage, tore the hair from his head, and as
sailed with horrid imprecations tbe men
who bad been intrusted wilb the writ.
He was only restored to comparative calm
ness by repeated assurances of the certain
ty of discovering tbe fugitive. Agents
were sent in quest of him in ail directions;
every stratagem that could be invented was
resorted to, for the purpose of discovering
his place of retreat; but it was all in vain.
Half a year had passed over, and he was
still undiscovered.
" 'At length, late one night, Heyling, of
wnom notuing naa Deen seen for many
weeks before, appeared at the attorney's
private residence, and sent up word tbat a
gentleman wished to see him instantly.
before the attorney, who had recognized
his voice from above stairs, could order the
servant to admit him, he had rushed up
the staircase and entered the drawing room
pale and breathless. Having closed tbe
door to prevent being overheard, he sunk
into a chair, and said with a low voice
'Hush I I have found bim at last.'
" 'No V said tbe attorney. 'Well done
my dear sir; well done.'
" 'He lies concealed in a wretched lodg
ing in Camden Town.'said Heyling 'Per
haps it is as well we did loose sight of him,
for he has been living alone there, in the
most abject poverty, all the time, and he
is poor, very poor,.
"Syery good,' said the attorney, 'you
will haWfue captain made acquainted with
the fact to-morrow of course.'
" 'Yes,' replied Heyling. 'Stay! No!
The next day. You are surprised at my
wishing to postpone it,' he added with a
ghasty smile, 'but I bad forgotten. The
next day is an anniversary in his life, let
it be done then."
" 'Very good, said the attorney 'Will
you write down directions for the officer!'
" 'No. Let him meet me here at eight
o'clock in the evening, and I will accompa
ny him myself.'
"They met on the appointed night, and
hiring a hackney coach, directed the dri
ver to stop at the corner of the old Pan
eras road, at which stands tbe parish work
house. By the time they alighted there,
it was quite dark; and proceeding by the
dead wall in front of tbe Veterinary Hos
pital, they entered a small by-street, which
is, or was at that time called Little College
street, and which, whatever it may be now,
was in those days a desolate place enough,
surrounded by little else than fields and
"Having drawn the traveling cap he had
on half over his face, and muffled himself
in his cloak, Heyling stopped before tbe
meanest looking bouse in the street, and
knocked gently at the door. It was at
once opened by a woman who dropped a
courtesy of recognition ; and Heyling, whis
pering tbe officer to remain below, crept
gently up stairs, and, opening the door of
tbe front room, entered at once.
"The object of bis search an unrelenting
animosity, now a decrepid old man, was
sealed at a bare deal table, on which stood
a miserable candle. He started on the en
trance of the stranger and rose feebly to
bis feet.
"'What now, what now!' said the old
man 'what fresh misery is this! What
do you want here f
" 'A word with you,' replied Heylng.
As he spoke he seated himself at tbe oth
er end of the table, and throwing off his
cloak and cap, disclosed bis features.
"The old man seemed utterly deprived
of the power of speech. He fell backward
in his chair, and, clasping his hands togeth
er, gazed on the apparition with a mingled
look of abhorrence and fear.
" 'This day six years,' said Heyling, 'I
claimed the life you owed me for my child's.
Beside the lifeless form of your daughter,
old man, I swore to live a life of revenge.
I have never swerved from my purpose for
a moment's space, but if I had, one thought
of her uncomplaining look, as she drooped
away, or of the starving face of our inno
cent child, would have nerved me to my
task. My first act of requittal you well
remember; this is my la?t.'
"The old man shivered, and his hands
dropped powerles by bis side.
" 'I leave England to-morrow,' said Hey
ling, after a moment's pause- 'To-night
I consign you to the living death to which
you devoted her a hopeless prison '
"He raised his eyes to tbe old man's
countenance and paused. He lifted the
light to his face, set it down gently, and
left the apartment.
"Yon had better see to the old man,' he
said to tbe woman, as he opened lhe door,
and motioned the officer to follow him into
the street 'I think he is ill.' Tbe woman
closed the door, ran hastily np stairs, and
found bim lifeless. He died in a fit.
"Beneath a plain grave stone, in one of
the most peaceful and secluded church
yards in Kent, where wild flowers mingle
with grass, and the soft landscape around
forms the fairest spot in the garden ot Eng
land, lie the , bones of the young mother
and her child. But the ashes of the fath
er do not mingle with theirs, nor from
that night forward, did tbe attorney ever
gain the remotest clue to tbe subsequent
history of his client."
Expulsion of Northern Men.
It having been denied by the New York
owners or agents of the Steamship Augus
ta, from Savannah, that any of the pas
sengers had been driven from the South,
one of the cabin passengers, Mr. Ebling,
furnishes the Tribune with a statement
as follows:
On or about the 6th of tbe montb he
was standing near the Post Office, in Sa
vannah, when he was accosted by one of
three men, who asked him if he was from
the North. He replied that be did. Tbe
next inquiry relative to his business, in an
swer to wbich be gave the name of his em
ployer. He was then asked if he was fa
vorable to the North or South. He an
swered that he was favorable to the South,
Tbe three men left.
On the morning of the 11th or 12 inst.
Mr. Ebling received from the Minute Men
a notice, of which the following is a copy:
SAVANNA, Nov. 11, 1850.
Eugene Ebling Sir: Having heard that
yoa were an Abolitionist, and believing
you to be sucb, yon will leave town by
Saturday next, or abide by the consequen
Eugene Ebling, Savannah, Ga.
On Friday, the 16tb, a roan with a blue
rosette upon bis coat accosted Mr. Ebling,
asking him if he did not receive a letter
from the Minute Men. He made no par
ticular reply, but on Saturday left in the
Steamer. He states that Mr. J. M. Elliot,
another cabin passenger, received a similar
uotice to leave.
Doct. F. R. Thayer was driven from Au
gusta, Georgia, and furnishes a statement.
The Doctor formerly lived in Augusta, but
for a year had been North on account of
bis health, but had lately returned to Au
gusta. He says : .
Everything passed pleasantly until Fri
day morning; when I received a note as
"Dr. Thatkr: You are hereby noti
fied to leave the city at the earliest possible
time, or abide by the consequences.
"L. M. HILL."
Being sick in bed, I sent for a friend,
who came at once and took the note to the
Mayor. He called at once, and said every
effort should be made to stop the thing.
Suffice it to say, the authorities did all in
their power tosnppress the excitement, but
all to no effect At 3 o'clock P. u. I was
attacked by three rnffians in front of the
Planter 8 Hotel, who nsed every exertion
to put me into a carriage and take roe to
Hamburg, b. C, where my fate would have
been sealed. They could not succeed, and
began to drag me along the walk, when
my wife and daughter beard the noise, and
came to my rescue. They caught me on
either side, and begged them to release me,
which, after using many oaths, they did.
saying, "Madam, yon being a woman, we
will give up. bbe thanked tbem. We
then returned to our room, where our
friends came to our relief in great num
bers. From this time the excitement in
creased rapidly; a Jarg crowd gathered
around the bouse; speeches were made b
tbe most influential men of tbe city, and
every effort used to disperse the mob; but
all to no ettect Ihey seemed like so
many hungry wolves.
At half past five P. m., my friends deci
ded that my only safety was immediate
Let me here say that these Vigilance
Committees and mobs are composed of tbe
most low, drunken, irresponsible class of
the community, and the instigators are of
ten Northern men. That no blame may be
attached to the respectable and responsible
portion of the citizens, I will say that they
have extended the hand of sympathy and
friendship, and volunteered their services
to defend me from an infuriated mob.
They have my sympathies and ever shall
have. Nobler hearts never beat than those
of the true whole-souled Southerner.
Would to God there were more like them.
I omit calling any names, for, by so doing,
I might involve some of my friends into
The Boston Traveler of the 20th says:
Mr. J. W. Ribero, who, with bis wife and
two children, came as passengers on the
Joseph Whitney, wbich arjived at this port
last night from Savannah, has given an ac
count of tbe particulars of his leaving bis
native State.
He was born in Savannah, and has lived
there nearly all his life.
He says. he has recently been at work
as a carpenter, repairing a bridge, 10 miles
from Savannah. The job was taken by a
free colored man, who employed, in addi
tion to himself, several slaves taken from
plantations in the vicinity.
On the Gth be was reading a paper, when
the following dialogue occurred between
him and a slave.
"Massa Joe what's de news!" "Ob,
nothing but politics," he replied. "Whai'a
politics !" asked the negro. "Voting and
so on," said Ribero; "the North is fighting
for freedom and the South for slavery."
"Well, willde nigger be free if Lincoln is
elected i" "I don't know, that is more
than I am able to tell you," said Ribero.
The negro returned to his work, and Ribero
kept on reading.
This conversation was reported to an
overseer, and the matter was referred to
Regulators, who took him from his woik,
and after cutting off the hair and whiskers
from one side of his head, had bim tied
and whipped by two negroes, till his side
was cut like meat scored for the oven.
Tbey then took bim to Savannah, and
put him on board the Joseph Whitney, af
ter compelling him to sign a paper that be
left of his own free will.
The same evening men went to his wife
and made her get ready to come by tbe
same steamer. Tbey arrived here in a des
titute condition.
A Good Recommendation.
"Sir, please, don't you want a cabin
"I do want a cabin boy, my lad ; but
what's that to you ! A little chap like you
ain't fit for the berth."
"Oh, sir, I'm real strong. I can do a
great deal of woik, if I aiu't so very old."
"But what are you here for ! You don't
look like a city boy. Run away from home,
"Ob, no, indeed, sir; my father died and
my mother is very poor, and I want to do
something to help her. She let me come."
. "Well, sonny, where are your letters of
recommendation. Can't take a boy with
out those."
Here was a damper. Willie had never
thought of it being necessary to have let
ters from his minister, or his teacher, or
from some proper person, to prove to stran
gers that he was an honest boy. Now,
what should be do! He stood in deep
thought, the captain meanwhile curiously
watching the workings of his expressive
At length he put his hand into his bo
som, and drew out his little Bible, and
without one word put it into the captain's
hand. Tbe captain opened to the title
page and read :
"Willie Graham, presented as a reward
for regular and punctual attendance at Sab
bath School, and for his blameless conduct
there and elsewhere. From his Sunday
School Teacher.
Capt. McLeod was not a pious man, but
he could not consider the case before him
with a heart unmoved. The little father
less child, standing humbly before him, ra
ferino him to the testimony of h;s Sunday
School teacher, as it was given in his little
Bible, touched a tender spot in the breast
of the noble seamen, and clapping Willie
heartily on the shoulder, he said : "You are
the boy for me ; and if you are as good a
lad as I think you ar, your pockets shan't
be empty when yoa go back to your mother."
Spain Coming to Amkrica for Ships,
A Washington letter says that Captain
Martinez, one of tne most distinguished
officers of the Spanish Navy, and com
manding the Havannah squadron, is now
in Washington. He is commissioned by
his Government to contract for the con
struction of three first-class war frigates in
American ship yards. Captain Martinei
II shortly proceed to visit the navy vard.1
at the North.

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