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rSllfCIFLES AND MEASURE!, AND MBit THAT Witt CABBY THOSE MlHCIFLE AND MEAIUSES INTO EITECT."
BY JA.ME3 R. MORRIS.
WObDSFIKLD, OHIO, FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1844.
Volume I. Number s,,
1 0 K T It Y
:!THE ,BOOK OF NATURE AND THE BOOK
' 'fV.-'i i'-At . I'P LIFE. ..
: Stive to no tect, who takes no private road,
But look thro' Naturf jup to Nature' God-
W
"W , When in the verdant field I itrav.
Or through the woodland tread mj way,
'''"'Vl4 ' Oraeatedonaaod,' ; . ., ,
"''J-y The Juneful birds their matin ling, .
5 . -! To which the foreat-echoea ring ;
'tjjfc ' And tell me there's s God.
; ' '' The lark, the harbinger of day,
v-;. Before theaun haaabed it ray ,;
. O'er yonder eaatern hill,'
; Bises, pit quivering pinion borne, ;
' t 'Aloft td meet the fair hair'd morn, :
V' -. Whose throat with praises thrill.
: ' ,' .' Bird of the 'morn, with ipeckled brear, ,.'
A waring upward from thy oest
' " " Hid in the grawy od,
"I hear thy cleai toned, warbling tongue
Welcome theaun with grateful aong,
Thy humble praise to God.
vlol every beast that creep the mead,
"C ' T"e lowing herd, the prancing ateed,
. That, bend to man's contiol.
The wavy grove, the purling brook,
j, :, (Are nature' ever open book,
' .' To teach the doubting loul.
;',V lly spirit range Afric' plain,
Where the fierce lion-monarch reign
!r ". . iAndfpurn the scorching annda .
"'"y The tiger trom the jungle springs
; ,i .The coiling erpent' venom stings
'iv ., !All3peak Creative Haiid.
t When midnight wrap the sombre skies, .
" ith, Argus like, s thousand eyes,
- . ' Bei.eaih her thrlow y viil, j
' " V' '" Can Contemplation view the whole,' "
-'''.'f- - A thousBi.d world in 'ether roll,
" : v ? ;-. ': "And feel her faith exhale?
, .:'. i .. ', . , ' "...
!. : Behold, from out the btnckening akies, '
' On view lea u ii pa (lie liphtnirg flic,
. ' ' v, t The powerof ihrt Lord, ;
- " Hark ! how the deep toned thunders roll,
'.V And eem to rend the vivid pole,
, ' Ti great Jehovah's word,
iSiy, shall the ceptic atheist dare ... .
I, To view ibe scene ai d Mill declare ,
'. . jjlat cnance ha, formed the whole? .
.' , , Dare he deny Jefiovah power, . , ...
And aee unaw'd that dreadful hour,
; " -Which mock ales control ,
h-L;.-' All nature, by hi bounty deck 'd,
, -i'- The earih the firmament", reflect '-
. S Nature' creative God; ' ' '
i Whose word controll'd choatic torm,
4,', ) Whoe fiat pole the earth in form,
, And rules it with a nod. .
. In Nature, from the implet flower,
...Which springs amidst thesummer-sbower, .
And in the night blast dies, .'.
: . To the huge oak which tempests jeers, L
, tThe monarch of a thousand years, .'.
' . ' - Jehovah's image lies. .- , -,
. f., '. . ." - . i
' "Thu much we know but still the fate
Which, when the body die, will wait '.
;1 ''J ', The soul's ethereal spark;
, i ' I Whether it sores 'hove mortal ties,. '
Or in the grave corrupting lies, , . ,
There Nature leaves u dark.
Jl.
There Nature fails, but from the fkies.
On nngol-wing a vision flies, : ''.
r -y'. Whose dazzling raiment shone; I
"'Ti Revelation, that descend, r J t .
The legate, that the Father sends ;;
From Heaven's eternal throne. .-
She comes, her visage" beaming light, ;
- -Likw MaseL who.in Sinai's heieht,-
fj "y Before whose presence Israel paled, ,. .
I", ' i Now view'dhis dazzling face upveil'd, :
i" V .r Ii which God's glory shone. .. , ,,
i : ',,. , ,- ' '. ... ' ',
' To him Jehovah' hand had given .'
-i Two mislic tallies graved in. Heaven
' . V' With Israel's holy law; ' , '
, ' Bl she a nobler volume bore, ." ; ',
" f . , '"Wbose page breath a milder lore, . . '
V" -PC"-? And love lake place of awe.
...-".W ;.::::. 1 ;; ': v
y : 'vVTbe law with threntenM curse brands ,
; .v ; i tout who break her least command,
f v ; i So strict that all must Inil; " ,v
The Gospel (bow k Saviour (lain,
t ' Wliose dying groan has tent in twain
" V'vThe sacerdotal veil-"J V.r; ";
" The iaw demiinds1 our forfeit soul, .'
i A pointing to the learful scroll, ." '
.' The soul that sins shall diet'-r . , '
V 'The Gospel liiui our drooping head,
' Show u a ransom in our stead, ' -
L - And wipe the ler-dew'd eyi. "' '
-All hail, blest Gospel! : Jesus, hail! : ' -Wtose
blood, once thed wilhin tha veil,
' Can cleanse from.fvery'ttnin, '. i "
Nailing our sentence to the tree,
. On which thou bled'stoiiCalvaiy, 'f ' '
. , . ,.And breakipg Satan's chaio, . '
." - ' ', i '
Then With attentive yition can . ..; - ' ' '
, Tlie volume nature opes io mani . ';. ? ; !i
Will, pure Instruction rife,': K
And w hen it fail to leach thee more,. '.
; With bet.ded kriees Hi gJace adore,
.''" Who gave the Book of Life.
..REPARTEE.
A elcrpyir.ao.w J ceiniirinjt t, younp lady for
,!it licing. ' "Why " replied tha young, lady,
you crfuld not sin ly recommend loott habiti to
. . urpiuv. ;houer." The clcrgymso smiled. :
, THE SOLUIER'S BRIIJE,
' OR, THE HEROINE OF SARATOGA.
a tale or thb revolution.
At that dark period of our revolution
which preceded the capture , of Uur-
gryne on the plains ot haratogn, the
friends of Liberty, incensed and driven
almost to despemtiun, bv the repeated
success of the British army, and the
cruelly with which the American pris
oners were treated by the enemy, re
solved to leave their domestic firesides
'march to the battle field," nndrisk
ai' upon the hazard of a die. It was a
fearlul hazard New York, Philadel
phia and other important posts on the
sea board, wore in undisturbed posses
sion of . the iivaders the northern
frontier was" lined by a savnge and
blood thirsty foe, and the little Spartan
band v ho had sworn by the ashes ol
their fathers.' to "live free or die," were
compelled to seek refuge in the in ten
or, und patiently but nnxiouslv,
wait for a favorabie opportunity to a
venge the wrongs of their oppressed
country. Tne entrance of . Burgovnt
into the slate of New York, trom Can
ada with a powerful und well disciplin
ed urmy created alarm and axcited a
spirit of patriotism among nil classes, '
be tli sejes,. which even the martyrs ol
Ihermopylso might have envied.
Among the many that thouuht more
of liberty than life, was llezekmh El
verton, one of the pioneers of western
Alass-ichus tts. lie was 'among; the
firjttotai.se the standard of Liberty in
New Engl md. and embraced every op
portunity of inculcating into the minl
of his wife ti nd con, (who composed h.s
whole family,) the same patriotic spirit
! which he was animated.
On a bfautiful evening in October,
1 777, VI r. El verton appeared more than
usually agitated. He paced , the room
to anil fro for a considerable time, as il
in deep thought and - then requested
tiU fori tit bring him his horn inkstand,
apen and a sheet of paper. After
spending half an hour in : writing, du
ring which time nol a woid was whis
pered by any member of the- anxious
little family; he carefully folded the
sheet and still holding it in his hand
placed himself between his ' wile und
his son.
.'Henry, are both our guns in order?'
.; 'Yes, sir I cleaned them yesterday
and putin new flints for the purpose ol
pursuing the wolf that has lately made
such havoc among our sheep. J was
about to ask you to at ow mo to join n
sm ill party of our neighbors for that
purpose, to morrow; the rogue cannot
be far off and 1 think he might be easi
ly captured. -; ' '
Henry, did I ever refuse you a rea
pianable lequest?'
JNo father on the contrary, vou
have granted me many nn unreasona-
file one. But this is certain for our in
terest, and we know t'lat our long sixer
seldom betrays you." Come father let
us both go.'. ' , f
'Henry,' replied the patriot, his eyes
sparkling , with youthful . unimatmn,
why should we hunt the wolf when a
lion is in the neighborhood.' -..
'A lion,'exclaimed the old lady; 'how
did he; get among us.". . . '. -
j., 'No matter how. He is among? us,
and must be metnnd conquorcd. Hen
ry have you any bullet;: cast?
: 'Unly n few, we are out ol lead.
. 'Out of lead! go" to the closet and
get two of tlie heaviest pewter plates,
and melt them into bullets belore you
go to bed.' 'The lion must be conquor-
ed and both of us must join the party
: -'But w here is he, father?' . ,;"'
'I will explain,'my son. "., A division
of the uritish army are near us, anx
ious for plunder .ind thirsting for blood.
General Stark has ordered out his mili
tia, and calls earnestly upon every pa
triot to joit him. i Atdawn in the mor
ning we must start lor Unmngton.
-:. l.', .' ..''.,';-.! :
. . 'Hannah, put a toaf of bread, a piece
of cheese, and a few slices of venism,
into our huntinii pouches, . And should
1 never return, for the first -time
tear glistened in the eye of the patriot
but he dashed ft from him and continu
ed 'should, I never.ieturn, this lelter,
(reacbing her ihe,man;iscript which he
held in his hund) contains some instruc
tions relative to the manaeemetit of
ur worldly affairs.?. , She took the pa
per and deposited it in her bosom. ....
'? Henry promptly obeyed the instruc
tion of his father relative : to convert
ing she plates into bullets, nnd". had
scnicely finished .tliem ' when his moth
er brought him ' large pewter mug.
'Oielrt'iis also, mv son, it cannot be pu'
t better use, 'und'. when Vou meet tlie
. - i .
enemy, let every snot count, out ueiore
vou go, bid farewell to Emeline; for 'it
may be your last farewell I . '
Yes, Henry,' said the father I will
cast the other bullets, while you call
upon Emetine. Tell her that your
bridal day must be po?'poned; tell her
to pray for the success of our orms, foi
the speedy emancipation of our belov
ed countrv,frorn the thraldom ofdespot
istn and for our safe return to home and
happiness.' ;
. Henry Elverton and Emeline Whar
ton had been intimate from childhood.
They had recently exchanged vows ol
eternal fidelity; and the day was ap
pointed whert these vows, already re
cordf d in Heaven, were to be ratified
lit an earthly altar. -
The present unlooked for emergen
cy, was like n death blow to the youth
ful hopes of Henry but lit braced his
nerves to meet it, as he rushed from his
father's house to reveal it to Emeline. In
ten minutes he was by her side. The
deepest anxiety, was r'epicted on his
manly countenance us he spoke 'Em
eline!' 'i"X-' :: '
Overcome by his emotions, he could
say no more; and tor the hist time in
many years his cheeks were moistened
with tears. . 'Henry,' another pause
ensued. The iinJLJus trirl knew not
what to fear, expect, or-hope; but she
endeavored to prepare herself for the
worst.'- i
"Henry explain, and relieve my sus-
pense.
'bmehne we must part, perhaps , for
ever.'
The bloom left her cheek, she in vain
attempted to rise when Henry, for
netful ol'everv thinir but her safety and
welfare cautrht, her in his arms. The
embrace was mutual and restored to
Emeline that confidence, in Henry's fi
lelilv wlii. h his last words had render
ed doubtful. . -,. .
Emeline the British ore near us.
To-mono w's da wn will find my father
md mysell on our way, to join the A-
merican.armv.'. Should 1 fall' i '
'No more Henry,' said she as she
grasped his neck more closely; 'a proof
f your affection no more--obev youi
country's call should you fall it-will
be in a righteous cause;---but,' said she
niter a moment's hesitation 'but Hen
ry we shall meet again!' Another
heartfelt embrace closed the scene, and,
i Henry left the house of his early love
with a much lighter heart than he had
entered it. Encouraged by her hej
could lace the cannon s mouth though t-
less of danger in the hope of returning
to his much loved home a sharer in the
honors of glorious victory.
The parting of Mrs. Elverton wit
her husband und son was brief and affec
tionale; her heart was full but not
tear bedewed her aged cheek as she
gave them a blessing and encouraged
them to jdepart.
On iheir arrival at Bennington the
bloodv strife had already commenced
j the odds were learful againstour ill arm
ed and undisciplined miljiia, but the ap
pearance ol recruits constantfv ap
proaching and joining them from every
(Uirter encoui'Pged Stai k and Ins little,
bandsto hold out till their forces should
justify them in making a bold but wel
planned chevau-de-frize in hopes to so
prise and to ensnare the enemy, l'he
soldiers felt moreover that they were
fighting for their firesides and their little
ones, the graves.of. their ancestors, the
consecrated altars of their religion, n-
gunsta toe whose only wish was 'the
spoils of victory, and whose only fear
was the displeasure of their royal m is.
ter. These considerations nerved eve.
rv man and animated every heart.
The battle was short but decisive in fa
vor ohhe American 1 Many' a fond
wife on that day became a widow
many on noxious mother was doomed
to consecrate the memory of a favorite
ion by her unavailing tears of sorrow
and many a maiden pressed io he
anguished bosom a beloved likeness-
all that remained of the . departed.
; Immediately after the battle of Ben
ninqfcsi beardless young lad appa;
rently not more than ofteen, offered his
services to the commander of the com
pany to which the Elvertons were at
tached, which wasaccepted. Heguve
his name as Robert Wilber. Notwith
standing his youth, his 'swarthy com.
plex'mn indicated that he had been ac
customed to laoor under the scorching
rays ol a summer's sun, and his spark
ling eve, as he enquired lor the officer
was a sufficient proof that he was wil
ling il not able lo endure the latigues ol
n. campaign. :, ,
- Early in the evening of the 7th Octo
ber a British sentinel introduced him
self to one of tlio piquet guards of the
American army, in the charactSfifrTa
deserter from- the , British camp but
Was immediately rres;ed as a spy and
brought before Gen. Gates. Alarmed
for his personalsalety the prisoneroffer-
ed to give the English, countersign for,
thatnightand remain a close prisoner
until it could be ascertained whetheror
not he was deceiving them. Of the in
tended movement of the enemy, he
knew nothing. He gave tjie counter
sign to Gates and was paced under a
strong guard.
: Taking advantage of this timely and
unexpected intelligence, Gen. Gates
immediately summoned a council of of-
ficersin oider to enquire w hether any
brave spirit could be found under their
respective commands, who would vol
untarily run the almost desperate risk
of entering the British camp that night,
for the purpose of ascertaining as near
ly as possible, their force and intended
movement. The project was speedily
made known to a chosen few, whose
zeal in the cause could not be doubt.d,
when about thirty of the number, whose
enthusiasm overcame all fears and dan
ger exce it for their common country,
simultaneously volunteered to make the
rash attempt. Lots were cast, and the
important and d.iringenterprise devolv
ed on young Wither! For a moment,
even his apparently sunburnt cheeks
did not conceal the flush with which
they were suffused; it was only for a
moment and within that moment a
score of New England hunters offered
themselves as nubstitutes. . j the mysterious speaker had disappeared
'No,' replied Wilber with firmness, : and tha next moment the drum beat
should I consent, I should be djflfrv-1 loudly to arms,
ing a coward's fate. It has falfen to It is unnecessary to repeatthe bloody
my lot. and let mine be the peril.1. 'scenes of thai eventful, that glorious
'Rash youth,' said ilie general, 'leave 'day, the pages of history record them
this dangerous undertaking to sumeoneji in letters whith will never bo effaceJ.
of the many who have already olfered
their services, and wh. if they have not
stouter hearts must he supposed to have
had more experience, and to possess
more physical energy.tl.iin could possi
bly be expected in a lad of your age.
I doubt not your patriotism, but old
soidiers, and we have but a few am ng
us, are more efficient in such cases
than mere school hoys.' '
'Sir,' said Wilber, '1 am not a school
boy! my appearance deceives vou. I
have recently passed fearlessly through
a more trying struggle than thisrthen
do not compel me either to shun the
danger whi::h would nttend a failure, or
the glory which would crown the en
terprise.
'Enough, replied the general, but re-
j member that on vou, perhaps even
more than myself depends the fate of
our gallant little army, men calling
Wilber aside heguve him the English
countersign, with such advice and di
rections as he thought would probably
be of service to the young soldier, who
immediately cDmmenced malting piep
aralions for placing himself between a
bare chance for life, and the almostcer
tainty of death. Diessed in the uni
form of a British soldier and wrapped in
a dark cloak, Wilber was conducted
by an officer of the guard to the out
posts of the American camp, when
bidding farewell to his comrades, he di
rected his steps toward the camp of the
enemy.'
He had now a moment for reflection.
He thought' of his iate peaceful and
happy home, of the parents whom he
had left clandestinely, and of the prob
is i r .
ability of never again meeting them on I
earth, but he thought, ot his countrv
too, and pressed forward. In a short
time he found himself within hailing
distance ol a lyitish piquet.
'Whogoes there?' demanded the sen
tine, in a rough voice. .,
A friend.' ....
'Give the countersign.' .
Wilber advanced to the point of the
sentinel s bayonet onu opening his
cloak sufficiency to show his uniform
whispered 'success.' ;
'Right,' replied the unsuspecting sen
tinel, 'what news from without.'
'1 have been into the rebel camp,
was the reply. 'Their force is small,
but Tapidilv increasing' and they are
not expecting an auacn irom us ior sev
oral days.'
Then they will.be disappointed,' re.
plied the British' soldier, 'lvcn now
Gen. Burgoyne is attempting to attack
them. Before sunrise, we must all be
under arms.'
'I know it, replied Wilber, 'and thev
will fail un easy prey to us, but I fnust
tsten toioin my company ; and throw-
ins off his disguise he was soon in the
heart of the enemy's camp. ' There all
was bustle and aciivl v, in anticipation
f the next days conflict; ana all were
elated w uh the certainty of an easy and
. i ... ...
gnonie victory n :, .
Havina: satisfied himself, nfier an
hour's nimble amons the tents, of the
danger to procure Any further informa
tion, and aware of the - importance of
immediately conveying to the Arneri-
an General the little intelligence
which he had received, he cautiously
but boldly left the camp in a diflerent
direction from that which he had enter-
ed. He met withno detention until ac
costed by the piquet guard.
'Who goes there?'
'A friend.'
The countersign.'
Success.'
'Whither bound?
'For the camp of the rebels, in quest
of intelligence; I shall be prepared wilh
a disguije and if 1 escape detection, I
shall return to Gen. Burgoyne before
the dawn of to-morrow. Should I not
return you will know my fate.'
'Go then, and may God and the King
protect you.'
He reached his anxious comrades in
safety and was soon in the presence of
his general, with whom he had a con
ference of a few minutes, when confi
dential messages were immediately
prepared for a despdrate struggle. Wil
ber having changed his dress, was made
bearer of de-paches to the several com
manding officers of the regiment and
company to which he was attached,
which he was not backward to exe
cute. '
Just before dawn, a soft voice whis
pered in the ear of Henry Elverton, as
oe was lying on his musket, 'courage
Henry, we shall meet again.'
Before
j Henry could recover from his surprise
Immediately after the battle General
Gates' first inquiry was for the gallant
y filth whose deeds of daring haa con
tributed so much to the success of the
American arms. Bui he w as not found.
It was ascertained however, from El-
verton, by whose side Wilber fought.
that he had left the field a few minutes
before the close of the action in conse
quence of having received a severe
bayonet wound in the right hand. His
last words to Elverton as he dropped
his musket and left the ranks were,
'courage Henry, we may meet again!'
All search for the young hero proved
fruitless.
On the evening of the 14th of Octo
ber, wounded soldier presented him
self at the farm Inuse of Isaac Wharton
and craved accommoda'idtis for the
night. He bore the impress of extreme
fatigue, and was readily admitted. Af
ter having partaken of a homely meal,
with w hich he seemed much refreshed,
he recorded the principal incidents
which attended the battle of .Saratoga,
and spoke with almost supernatu-al el
oquence of its glorioi's termination.
Alter a' minutes pause 'Stranger,'
inquired the worthy host, 'did you
chance to meet a young soldier in the
army by the name of Elverton?'
- '1 did,' said Wilber, scarcely able to
conceal his emotion, vind bravely did
he acquit himself. -1 received this wouud
in my hand while fighting by his side.
tie escaped uninjured.
'Thank heaven for his safety,' exclai
med the patriot, 'but he little dreams
what sorrow is in store for him. I fear
that he will never again embrace a
beautiful bride, or we an only daugh
ter.' Wilber could hold no longer.
'Father, mother, forgive forgive
your daughter" and the next moment
Emeline Wharton was in the arms of
her mother.
Let those who can imagine what can
not be described, picture the scene
which followed this revelation.
On the surrenderor Burgoyne about
five days after the general battle, Elver
ton and his father were discharged, and
reached home on the very day follow
iti2 the above incident. After an affee-
tionate welcome by his mother, Hen
ry's first question was:
How is Emeline?' - ' ; ;
'Alas! my son!'
Sobs and tears deprived her ofotter-
ance. Henry lorgot the laurels which
his braverv had won even patriotism
itself wrs forgotten, as he hung in pain-
tui suspense over nis weeping anu al
most fainting mother. 1 hough his
mind was on the wck to know the fate
of Emeline, he refrained from asking
any questions until she should become
more composed. "At this moment a
sweet voice from the outer door fell
upon his ears 'Henry we hnve mex
again I i ne voice was lamiuiar ne
had heard it in battle, and springing to
the door to we'eome the brave' Wil
ber, he encountered -Emeline Whar
ton! It was long beiore ne could be
persuaded that the gat ant soldier who
so valiantly fought at Saratoga, was the
betrothed of his bosom! .
About three yars afterwards, a gen
teel looking stranger ocoompanied by a
single servant, hailed before a neat Ht-
tlo cottace in Berkshire county, Mas
sachusetts, in front of which sat a stur-
dy yeoman,lul!ing to sleep by humming
Yankee Doodle, a restless little ' lua
some two years old. ,
'My friend,' inquired the stranger,,
will you be skind as to furnish us with
glass of water? Our horses, too,
need refreshmentyou shall be rewar
ded. -
The farmer cast a scrutinizing glance
at the stranger
'General,! am already rewarded! If
you will but deign to enter my hutnbl
cottage.', " i
Further utterance was impossible;
he thoughfof former scenes; and. rush
ing from the presence of the distinguish
ed traveller tie sought his young wife
and whispered:
'An old friend wishes to see you.'
'Observing an unusual flush in tha
countenance ofher husband, she anx
iously inquired: .
'Who is it?' .
'I will show you,' said he, 'come with
me.
In the meantime the stranger dis- -
mounted, and without ceremony enter- .
ed the cottage anxious to know by
whom he could have been recognised ; :
in a section of country which he had
i never before visited, & where he would
least expect to be addressed by his mil
itary title.
He was met at the door by Henry . ;
Elverton leading with one arm the .
blushing Emeline, and bearing on the
other their only pledge of youthful love.
'Gen. Gates,' said Henry, 'do you re
member Robert Wilber.'
1 do.' said the General, interrupting
him 'where is hef. , . .
'She is here!' returned Henry, point- .
ing t Emeline. ,'!.
"'Thanks be to heaven for thediscov-
ery,' exclaimed the veteran hero as he '
grasped the hand of the soldierV bride,
and kissed the little one which was rest
ing uneasily in the arms of its father ,
'receive the blessings of an old soldier, '
who will never forget The Heroine of
Saratoga.
Pkintkrs Pkoverbs. Never enquire '
thou of the printer for theNews,: fort;
behold it is his duty at the appointed
i time to give it unto thee without ask ' :
mg. ;
It is not fit that thou should'st ask
of him who is the author of an article, -for
his duty requires him to keep such ';'
things unto himself. . ' ; -
- When thou dost enter into a Print
ing Office, have a care to thyself that :
thou dost not touch the types, for thou ;
may st cause the printer much trouble. 1 ;
Look not at the copy which is ia
the hands of the compositor for that
is not meet in the sight of the Printer. ,'
Neither peep over the out-side while -
it is being worked off or look over the :
shoulders of the Editor while he is read
ing proof. " .
Prefer the town paper to any other '
subscribj immediately for it, and
pay in advance, that it 'may be well .
with thee and thy little ones. I
' : A FACT.
In a town not a hundred miles off, A -small
sized man went to the plantation -ofa
certain .gentleman who was light
in wit, but rather heavy in flesh, with
a piece of paper in his hand, folded in a
legal form, and known by the abrevia-
tion ol 'c sa.1 Having tound the own
er of the mansion in the field; he ex
plained his business when he was re
quested to read the capias, commenc- ',
ed as usual. 'You are hereby com
manded, without delay, to take the bo
dy of,' &c. - .
'Humph!' said the prisoner, stretch- - t
ing himself upon his back, 'I am ready.? . -
0h, but you don't expect me to car
ry you in my arms?'
Certainly you must take my ioify,
you know, I do not resist the process
of the law, understand, but submit with
cheerfulness. -
'Will you wait here until I bring a
cartr '"';, v
'Can't pmmise; I mny recover my
fatigue in the mean while.
'Well what must I do?' - r
: 'You must do your duty.' ,? '
And there he lay immovable until
the Sheriff left, v .;
During the comet excitement, Bill
Burton a bright specimen of 'human
form divine.' after listtning to stories
respecting the destruction of the world
was asked what he intended to do in
such a case. ,Well, I am goin' over to
neighborGillespie'sjho'sapretty know
in' man, and if he says the world V goin'
to be burnt up here 't what pult for
Canaan. v. ...,..'' '..v1
EXl'LKIT. . '''':'':.
"Mrs. Grimes, lend me "your tub I" .
"Can't do it, all the hoops are off! .it is
ull of suds; besides I never had one,
ecouse I wash in a barrel." ' : !-
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