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TIIE N:::^T I. TaIil.
BY J. W. Efl-VIN.
el'A'Tt:R I.
"Our fortress is I Ito good greenwood,
Our tent the eypress tree
We know the forest 'round us,
As semnen know the sea."
" Never ttr for tne, captain !" was
the light ant careless reply of' Michael
Allseot, as he reined in fr a moment
hlis noble steed on the banks of the
Black lRiver. a few mniles below the
sptt where hintg tice now stands, for
a parting word with iis Conpanion :
Never fear ftr tme ; a fortniglit
amgong any old friends at.d I will return
tO our eat up inl the greeiwood sale,
ouldl and ready for (l!y. 'True, it
an ugly time fer a rebel like i yset:t
.as the ejaulettel mtniottnif Nit i
George call me-to venture out of' outl
lfstness in the swatitp. 'I lie eraven
hearted tories are swartnig through
the country, and that last blow we
strucik themt at illack M~ iig has by
no0 llneans fiapesed their raige ; hut if
It 'sog attin, a eati ktis head and a,
lme to cotne Oltt safelv."
"MAike, I kntow yotu too well," re.
plied his comrade, in thte satme gay
tone. " You ate thie gi eatest dart'.
devil in thie brigade. Trust, you ? Ott
iniy life, I woutld as soon trust a cal low
gosling to manke its way itn the wtorldh
w"ithiout the safe wvatehtful ness of motith
er' goose. I give y'ou tip, Mlke, to
your mfanifest destitny, amd will repti I
at the camp in du timite thait you have
beent swutng up ini the uisual aty he by
the rascaly toriaes."
" WellI, be it so, capttaini, sinice yoti
will,' responided Mike laughting, ''bit
pr'ay Godi that it maliy be ill anty other
than the tusuatl stylec. I have exceedl.
ingly nice senisibiiities, and tr'ust I maty
''~ot, like p)oor C2ahwert, and( tianiy oth
ck~ ourti comra'ides, be hun~ig upon a
rou rae'ine. It truist, hiowever',
tol fidl in(& gent[er hanids thiani those
of the tories<
"Wel, Mike,~ op i IUptain Cen
yers, his coimman: ar :mu r. 1 ' n:1
loth to loose .9 dci ive a Lc'>t
but sinice yotu will -, ..twt . our see;
in dlanger', the fare fae ami1 ri;.;b Jyes
of' Dora Sinagleton defend you
"A men !" r'espotnded Miehtae light
Jy. "Whlat wotuld I not give,' lhe coil
titnued in a graver tone, " to see the
end of this bloody and harassintg war !
Were yout ever ini love, captain,' lie
asked ini a lighter tonec.
"Ay', Michael, but the grave is be
tw~eent us flow,' aniswered C2onyers, in It
grave anid saddented tonte, while a cloud
camne ovcir his browv.
"Two short years of' wedd~ed hatp
pmness, spetit mostly in the p~ri vationis
atnd lhmd(ships of thle camp, with brief
and stolen initerviews withI one of' the
loveliest antd best of het' sex. anid I
was left alotne, heart less, hopeless and
comftortless as now. You have kntown
mie long, Mike ; you have't lain by my
side in the bivouaic, and gone shoulder'
to shoulder with mec to the chlarge', but
you litte kniow~ what wasting anid cotn.
.sunnoig thoughts go wi ithile wherever
I go. You knowv me too w'ell to doubt
my courage or' liy honor, yet there
have been! momnetnts when I would
hatve bartered awvar al-ay, even (lie
hiope of my13 cotuntry's independence
for peace, and thie bjlessingr of imy own
loved firtesidle. It is a painful, ay, it. is
a heart-rending sacrilicet, to turn away
as{have frotm the domuestic hearth,
Iallowed and endeared by fetid and
4tlininit sacied aiaions of' the camtlp
paid endurl e thie pangs of absence, w ithi
thie litopi of miak in g our cotunmry free.
Godan gr'anit that, thot~se who comjle after
us Itmy l'htf'ully defentd that indepenid.
egueArwhish, i'$ botyget at the p'rice of'
Ulhi ets *Yuu know notye,
MOiozie ht uhwsewo lre wedded
ezui Rijuw-the r'a >tures gi meeting iafter
lV , :dassto - nof cain vou :kine 'how
bitter it is to turn away frorn the fair
Lhee of a loving witf, and undergo the
agony of a long separaon, perhaps an
everlasting one. The last tie I visit
ed my home, oh ! how the memory of
it clings to me now ! The very sun.
light as it caie down friom heaven
seemed to fall around my homestead
with a softer light than elsewhere.
My life was like a dream of boyhood
realized. But the suniunonIs came to
part, and more reluetantly than ever I
tore myself away. Sad and gloomy
presentiments tilled the heart 1.f both
of us. Alas ! we met no more on
earth ! Three months fiom that time
havig solicited a furlough, I sped
homewards with joyful antieipations.
I ftitnd Imly house in ashes, my children
riotherless, my fund, my gentle wife
slept the long sleep that knows no
waking ! Driven from her burning
house on a cold night of rain and wir
ter, after having given birth to inmy
youngest child, she was seized with a
lever that carried her to her grave.
She died-died calling upon my name
-died clinging to the last to a hope
ttt I would hi yet stand beside he.r and
hear her last prayer and close her eyes
in peace. I libund ilny children-toon
young to know their loss-houseless,
dependants, up ithe ebari ty of stran
gers. Think you that I can forgive
those wrungs--that they can be blot.
ted tromt my brain, (r cease ot) burn
or rankle in Iny heart ! Think von
that a wife so kind, so gentle, wlhose
love was the world in which I delight
ed to d well, can so sooni le forgotten ?
As tid heais me, I will not, rest until
my sword is led with the blood of her
destroyer !"
Never before had Allscot sc.in Con.
yers so completely master, d lv fierce
and vindictive passion. Hi is bosonm
heaved with tu muln ious emotions, and
his la.:e tecame livid with rage, while
his dark eye glea hed like a diamond.
uis voice grewg hoarse :inid nollow, and
his utterance w:a ihibked by I ie e;..a'
tle's wirh l 'ib panie~d'fi ,Ce le .
Allseotloked upon him wit h seati
ments appn it acliiig to awe while the
-inornm of passion shook his frane and
lixed its iInpression uon lii h features.
(Ji diarily as play ful ini tei er as a
chiild, andi of' a gay and chteerfimId dio
sition that aproxi mated to levity, one
wonhl! searelyv htave d reatned that be
ieathi sit uniiet. anid gentle an exterior'
tere siUllbeed deep and vilcaie
I 'as~ionis. Usualily his featur'es wore
-n1 ahiilosL feiiinte sufliness amid getn
tliees of expressioni. FEven in the
wild andI blooda mlelee, where the most
in ho nnan passionis aire cal led in to exer
eise, his featur tes bore ito traice of' erni
eor vindictive feelings. i s dark,
bobl, histrons eves, ItrinIged by I:-,ng
sheltering lashes2, mnight, iniduci flash
withI a sominewhat intenser l ighit ini tioll
view oif the confliet. but his line!ly clti.
eled ftiere were as inexplre's5ive tif
tltroeity, anud as nmoved by an-y
eitoii)Its, as the eahnt miarble fresIh
ftronm i e hands of' the sculptor.
Cap~t. Jatmes (imy ets, to whose
'ompiiatny of d1ragi ons Michael All!sett
was at tachied, wva one of' that bandl oh
partismi Ieaiders lby whose skill, energy
was rceeemed i-om thle v oke of the
intvader'. llis gener'istanmd kiminess
iof heart, w itht his tecle.'s andi abw i'
dtz-jcratei exiuitioins iof courta -. hL
Brigade - noew Ih u. a i.
to thme bh. 4 n - , e W. u larti.
san, whether u~ iheir nonemrs amuomiited
to ten or a thtousanud ineci. In those
wh'len the sultleingi~s and destitution, of
theirt thii ites, jinted to thieir own pri.
heatts oft the soldiers to1 sitik itt (1ismnavy
lie stoodl forth as the mtinistetinig atngel
of' the camtp, ad infuised inito theirt de
sptiildent souls the coumragti andt thle
invimeible firmness aid spiit which
shone on his own unclouded brow
A bold and dashing soldier, shriink
ing f'romt no0 danger or toil, coiuldnt,
aind sangumte whent othiers ar'ountd him
were a!bmost d ri ven to dlespairi, cver
foremost mt tile fray and last in the
r'etre'at, he wonit the hteart oif every so!
dier in the "brigade," antd was regard
ed~ als the right hanid of the atrmy. A
dlextromns and fearless htorsemtan,. scar'ee.
ly eqtualled intdeed~ hby the sanlgninar'y
Tariton in this mnanily accomplishmiient,
his position as captain of' the dr'agoons
gavec h mn amriple opportunity to display
to the brigade" his qualities to the
best advanitage ; anid often when de.
feat. seemned inievitablo, anid the battle
appeatred lost beyond redeimptin,
f'rom soiamtexpected quarter of' the
field lhe bur'st in view with his troop
f'ollowimtg tt his heels, and bor'e down
withm his unidaunted trooper's Jike- a
hutrr'icane upon the enmemy, and by am
sml gle ireckl ess and ipetuous chazrge
btroke their serried ranks, and, in a nio
min t tretrieved the f'ortunes of the day.
WVell known amrong the minions of the
Briitisht Kinig as "the hlandsome horse.
mant" 1118 terrible daring caused the
enemy' to qutake at wvhatever pOint ho
mado his appeaance. The Bdgard of
the partisan brigade, his heart was a
stranger to fear, and his reputation to
reproach. Such was the man whose
lips had just uttered a solemn (L bt to
the death ofan enemy who had wrorg.
ed hirn beyond forgiveness.
" And who is he, captain,' asked f
Allseot in astonishment. "As I live, i
I will labor with you unceasingly to I
hunt him from the face of the earth." t
SlIave you not heard of him ?' ask
ed Conyers, while his voice grew yet <
more hoarse with emotion. ".llave you i
not heard of that bloody renegade, a
[Robert Harrison, whose name is a by- .
word of cruel and hellish deeds ! But t
leave him to mue. Should you ever a
behold himi, spare him for that certain c
hour ot reckoning with me which shall a.
surely come. My heart tells ie that a
I have not long to live, that I must It
soon gloriously fall in the service of t
my country ; but I feel a preseiitiment L)
with me, strong and unshaken, that I c
sl'all not sink into that welcome rest v
to which I go, betere my hand has e
struck down that fiend in human forimi, L
who has made me the heartless mourn- s
or that I am. Twice have I sought r
him out in, battle, and twice has lie
escaped ny sword; but when we meet
again, there is something in my heart d
that tells inc he shall die. The hope C
of that hour has sustained ime until I
now. But for this, and the tender it
years of my children, that claim a L
father's ca :id pm 'tut ion, I would li
long sie: have I i-1 down a li .' wlch i
is but. a baurdcn. ti ca.nugl. of thI:. b
Mike. I shall detain you no longer.: e
Uod guard you, and restore you safelv ?e
to the camp. Blewary, be vigilant, and t'
throw not yourself into the way of o
danlger. Farewell, my brave boy, 1
shall feel ill at ease until you retui-n.' ic
l'ressing the hand of his comrade, W
lion; ers turned his horse's head and 0
departed. \ichacl paused and gazed %
tter him as lie rode away, bearing '
hot:uselt promly on his bounding char. ti
ger, :s . ouih ino ravening sorrow flev: d
with Lim n I his course. :
Alas! pour tmyers, nu'tered he '
as lie tunic'! to leave the spet. "As si
gentle ast the dove, but as h ave as the o
I ion; tI ie smile I of' Eden is ever upon "
his browv, while its serpeint. is gnawing c'
at his hea~rt "'.' hus soliloi quizing, lie 0
turnred away with a saddened browv I)
ad m i rceded at an quie psee1 uintil li s
had cl ea red the crazy bridge that
spannmed the~ river, and picked his warv
al 'mg t-he rot tena andI broken causeway Ih
w hich led throug.h ithe oiozy swaimp-l h
and then giving lhe rein to hiis horse1 l
lie ph iiged inito thle long dlense fbrest a
through which his route lay. g
lt, was already past the houri of nooni h
when lie separated fron Convers, andl S
feariung lI st night should mvertake himi r*
lectore hue reached thle end of his jiour i
ney, lie permitted his noble steed t~o
measure over the ground wi th rapidl I
strides, lie had not gone far, hio-:evert
befosre thle heavens g!ave tokens of ap
proaeillun g st ormn, by signs whlich might '
indeed haive paLseJ unnioticed by a
careless observer, bit which oiin
attenitive as Michael could not but C
in:urk an intii merpret airight. The wiiid
which had slept for the last tweiitv.
fouir hoiuis, began to spin g up) frommi
lie east ini die'rt titruil puffs, and east in i
his' tam' I the westward, a dull h:. ~
a' -p*h.re just upon thle horizon.
uighem ere nimny hours should
Ii ie to look fur (ne of t hose violent t'
galeis to whuich thle southern country is
so sublject abouint the incoming' of au
touiim. Meaniitimin the declining sun g
was k intd Iing tuy one.hialf' thle he:avens,
"N t s ini nor tin cljniim Je b :rely briigt,
that ini one clomiiteui~ ltazi of gtorious light.' *i
liut $ceiustomted as lie was to all the hi
signs of the heavens, the deceit ful glare C
of the bu rning sun did not lead hint to a
err ini his prnognostications. Aiixious t
to reatch his journey's cud before the I*
anticipated storii should burst upon1
him, he checked not the speed of his s
willinig homec but suffered Ih'i, uncehi.ek. v
ed by the rein noiselessly enl fleetly to Ii
send along the narrow bridle path that a'
wound through the forest.t
Th'le eye of the brave young trooper ~
grew brighmt, and~ pheasamnt fancies nies
tIed around his heart. as he hastened i
away froii thle toil anid coininemtent C
of the camp, to meet, or~ce more thme a
beautiful and idolized DoraSingleton.
Lovely indeed wans the maiden whose t
hteart followed the younig soldier to the
camp, rand whose joyful simileo welcomi- ~
ed him glad returnings. A dark-hairedt
black-eyed creature, of' scarcely the
miedium height, with a conmplexion pale ~
yet wondrously fair and transparent,
and a form ofittore thani ordinary grace
and of exquisite plroportionis, site was
the very being to bring a host of lovers a
to hr fet.Cordial in hter manners, e
proud, vivacious, and with that, dashi
of coqtuetry in her nature from which
no really beautiful woman is wholly I
exemspt, the sphere in which she mo1v
ed wats a delightful, yet a dI.utgerous
centre of attraction.
Hecr father- dying when she was a I
mere child, her mother contracted a I
secon~d matrimonial aUience, ,which I
Was sooni terminntna b-e dath,.
7 , *, LITERAT
Saut our 3?tt
nd at the age of twelve years Dora
vas left to the guardianship of a moo
ly and unsocial step-father, with whorn
he continued to reside ip to the date
f our story. Inheriting from her
itther an amaple and even a silendid
orttnie, yet without relatives or friends
it whose sy l.illthy she could confide,
he beautiful woman, now in her tnen
ieth year, felt all that utte,'r isolation
.id loneliness 1)f heart so painful to
ven the mianly afi' set'dependent,
ut especially so to '.. ar hearted
lid symnpatlising va: whose heart
'vat'ne.d for the fi-i. o1 -d afe.
ionate coinpanionslii r sex. even
s the dying gazel1 the sultry
esert longs ihr the I fountaii
nd the grateful she ''he rmode
id circumstauntces o' lilfe had,
owever, iipiressed 11, :n her ebarac
r sonewhat of the nohb- and gener
us traits of the heroine. Naturally
f a proud, though gentle spirit, her
cry habits of seelnsionu, '. hieh in an
ther inight have pitnduceld painful
illi'lenee and timidity, had added
Lretgth and self-reliance to her cha
lcr sorrows, poor creature, had of
ite been greatly mltiplied by the1
istraetiois which ensuUd froin the
>ntest with the nother country.
:ntering with all the ardor ofi a hero
ie into the feeliiigs and sentiments of
te patriotic and bold defenders of
be! ty, so s' on as she' cotnh I Colli Pie
end tile principles upo'n which they
ased their resistetnee to the mother
.try, she unfortuathtel eneotiliter.
1 the bittlr oipposjfio j. ,i famae W1lhar.
>n1, her step-i th ;t'" 1 '. , . , ,h"-ir.
Ls of renaininig neu: : : :: ,..
et at heart fivered the la ~e of ti':
>yalists, and ridi -deuh-d and deniouii.
hat he cusidei ed the 1dly and cr itne
f the whgs inl eatering inlto a maIlte. t
ith the mother counitry. The undis
list l se iii Ienlt-i ~' his fair step.
ugaler. wil> oIpelly 1 }I a 'Lci at Cver IV
iSConifhture of the, l;riti,:- ar !,;. b'it Irts i l' I-i , l. 1 A'. .t ta e
ierease. his digiem an-l' t:in- . to the
tUSe 41 imdep'i! Iene.4. 'Jn :1 occa
(Oins, even in tlh.' pIresencei of i;ritii
licers themiselv.' she 1earles.ly aind
aIuly eipoused the caui- e il' her
>uintry men, to the great Inor ti 1i,.tion
l Isaa hation, itn mperious andu l
rerbeain g inanli, whoi 44oul d 11not'1 ienr
ich iniileibeleOpposition ;: a nemnber,
Sis owni houtisehold
T1he visits of Michael to his hlouse
*td lon41g since been Iorbiiddlen, and
tterly he hadte met hi~s betro)thedl oliy.
y steal th, sonie4.tIi ines at the bon)ISe of1
tf'iitld, anid at othlers in the 4en~
reenw.Vood--always appii n'.lg her of1
5 preseln mI the nel.ighb.>rh14 oed byv
line preco ncerted tsign al whlit'h shie
~adily r'ec'gniseud. -\laniy a stol en
tcrvie'w had taken Idace betweent
enm, little sulspected byv her ungia- e
Otis sltepa'athler, who li ttle d reatiied of I
e at4 Liflices to) whicllhtovers wil n-s45ert'
chide thle 't igilanice of those who )
'uld sunder thienm forev~'er.
.\ilielmeh w~eell knew hlow anI xiouly -
1ra loniged( fter his ctiiing, and4 wh:t. $
er danigera be(set. hisi w av, he seldomit
Iled to hasteni to) her sid-, w hen the
uiblie servie permli tted is ablsent4.e
'-om the calnly. Sotinw~i1s hisi si4
Ill greeted1 her eat's from1 thle fore~t
vatr her dwel4'h lig, when-I tuie Stu hi
ut a few hoturs conllnuence its mlornl
icourse, and a1gainl whlen it hlad sunk
i rest, and the stars of h0L'en were
lining brightly ini the il.imita~: b le ut
ille 114te C ttered from1 ala r, une
arded andl l IL unecgi .ed save byi
erseiiW would1 caulse her v'ounig heart
Sflutter with that stranlge senlsationtt
I delight, onlIy felt by thlose W 114
are. loved ptassiuunately, and onuly to be
xpetrienedt by t hem whenci after a loin'
bsenlce a1 hutsbandit o.r a 144vetr retu ris,
repay them for the lonug vig'il of
Tlhe sunl wasI wi itini an hour of his
Atinlg, wheni the lite o)f htary vapjor
hieh had lonlg lain mlotionmless onl the
orizolt began to glow d ark and dense
s it loomed. up~ fearfully ill the dis
meeC, an~d the winad, whtich had lulledl
>r niearly an htoitr, atga in spr'ang tip
t. this inne fromt the thunder cloud
ithe west, iln litful bhauts, now stir
batrged witht vapor, andt no0w hlot and
ulphu~rous ats thle reekinig breath of a
olcano. 'Te mutttered thunder begatn
'goa and()4 i gitrowvl in the west featful
y and deep, and with its wings wide
pr'ead, the cloud rode wildly dlown
poin the gale, turnring day into tight
s its black shadow rolled over the
arth,. In ain instant all nature was
*dngled inl confusion. The sheeted
ighttnings glimmifered aud flashed
Llessantly; the deep toned. thunider
hook the earth with its terrific tongute,
nd the tall trees (of the forest bent,
hi vered and snapped in the gale-the
rash of thteir tall swallowed upI and
st in the louder Llhunders of the bel
cLwing stormn.
As accustomed as Michael h'ad
icen to scenes of' pet ii and danger, a
'eeling of superstitious awe came over
aim, and he felt like a frail ared help.
ese creaturie of the dust, in: the con
etnplatitin of' so imnloslna ad t.:rti
ST 2, 1S546
a scene. The narrow pathway along
which he rode stretched away through
a dense pine forest, and on every side
the tail trees were broken and scatter.
ed around him like stubble before the
Fron the Star Spangled Banner.
" Good miorniug, friend Carter, how
s your wife, this morning?"
" Bad as ever. I am most discour
tged. I assure you."
"o you still have a physician?"
Yes, but he can do nothing fior her."
But what dces he say?"
le says that it is the most awk
vard case of hypochondriacism hg ever
net with. I am completely worn out.
>he insists that she is going to die to
lay, and besought me in the most
)ite'ous accents ;,u remain with her, but
have neglected my business too much
ately, and can no longer indulge her
%ith my presence., which only Inakes
er appear worse."
' A hard case indeed, particularly
or yon, but what do you intend to do?"
" Do ! I can't imagine what, friend
ush1, unless I become insane and take
efuiige in a mad-house."
Do not despai; such cases are by
1o means hopeless."
" I have done with hope."
I at no physicial, Carter, but I
ave a p'lan in my head which I
h1:41 "m 4 f.id to cure her."
'-OU with ib at ~'n: . I am ready
o grajs, a straw if' it points out thi
lightest hope."
I lave you a good sharp :..xe
I believe so."
" If you have not, purchase (ane by
11 neans. \Wihen yon return at noon,
ay as little as 1ossib!e to her, but
"ceed de'iberatcly to cut down the
'I ebt'a'I upon which she la vs.''
" I did not think von waold mllake
ny~ aillietions a sublject ('f irth1."
"I never wVas more ..eriouis in myi
ife. D~o thlis, anid leave the rest witI:
ne; but if' you do not, agree to it, I
vaishi my hlands of' tile matter."
"'Since you are serious 1 will agree
0 anlythmig, haowever ridiculous."
"It is a bargain, thlen?"
"it. is."
The frienads parted. Carter pro0
eeded to his store, whlile hush hasit.
nied to the residenace of' his friend.
is he was ani inatitiate aegnlailltance,
C waIs at on1ce aldmlitted, ie senlt
*'(rd to tile ill val id that he had' somec.
ting uf tihe utmo~st importance to
OmlInonlcte to lher, and miust see
er. withaout delay.
u"lch a maessage roused the curiosity
I tile dymigi wonimal as sh~e termed
er'self, and1 shle (con~sented to see him.
hle nurse*. had ev iden tly g' ' her ene,
.r she ma Ic ana excuse f'or letaving
in, anti at on1ce proceeded down
" ( od morning, Mrs. Carter, how
" 1 ami .ly ing," site said, inthy.
"i Then I w ill noCt distur'b y0o."~ I e
ni) ed towvards the door as if' about
0 1leaive. tile room i
.~ "lionot leave me, Mr. BushI, to
lbe alone; besides, you gave me
o unlden-tanld youii had somluethting
mllportanat to say to mc.'"
- rule ! but it, is an untpleasant task
o be the mtUeseger of evil tiding-."
"Evil tidings ! What do you mlean,
r. fiushl?"
" To distrcss a feeble, fond wife
v'itha the irregularities of' her' husband
s mlost r'epaugnant to my feelings.
v'isha I had no(t Colle.'"
"Speak," said Mrs. Carter, proping
Ier hlead with ~an additittnal pillow,
let me1 kno1w alhl.''
" When y'our hlusband left you this
nortn~ng, where did he tell you he
v.as goiing?"
"'To his store, of' course. Where
;hould lhe got'"
" llljured womlan-heC deceived you;
~'r he called at the house of' the young
Wido-w Smith, where lhe is a conIstant
*Y oul amaze meW, Mr. B3ush !" TIhe
nivalid had hastily thlrust a shawvl
ibout heCr and w~as fairly sitting up.
" Take care not to excite yourself',
ny~ dear malldamf. I will not shloek
your feeling~s any further. I was abou'
LO say,-but I cannot, dare not do it."
" Proceed-tell me any thing rather
Lhnan tallow me to remain in thlis cruel
suspense. Conceal nothing, as yo.
vtaue lmy friendship."
" I believe you an injured woman,
and I will frankly tell you all, at
though it will surely cost me Carter's
frienldship. ie is actually engaged
to hera. They will be mlar''ed some
six mionths alter your death, which
thley have calculated.wvill soon occur,."
The monster fuL: 1-ill .ald
hin.; and thaMi f'Mea oug
*Wdow-Mo'tellI 1' 4N
since, that she should never marry
again. I'll soon put a stop to these
fme doings."
"But this is not all, Mrs. Carter,
they have actually consulted )r.
Iloback, or soino other humbugging
astrologer, to learn how long you will
live, and he informed them if your
husband could succeed in cutting down
all four posts of your bedstead, while
you renmained in bed, you would not
live four days."
" Monstrous ! but this tale is in.
credible. I cannot believe it."
" You shall have proof, for your
husband will coumeuce operations
this noon, however foo!ish it may
" But I will not remain in the house
to be thus used. Ift I were not so ill
I wou!d return at once to my father's."
"Take my advice, inadaain. .Iest
quietly until he returns, but partake
of all the nourishment you possih%
can, and when he begins his vile work,
leave , our bed at once and thus put
an efl'eetual stop to his villanous in
tentions. I really cannot, remain
another moment."
Ile left the lady in a terrilio rmr,'
who, while reflecting uponm her w.,* .
entirely forgot htetr ilIne-ss. 'Ihe u
concious Carter returned, aid without
wrasting words began vigorously hack
ing at the elegant riiahogany bed-posts.
The witi, with the fury of a tigress,
leaped from the bed and completely
overwhelmed the astonished inan with
bitter and vindictive character.
Ile thinking her inane, tied from
the apartment, but she followed from
room - to room, giving her rage fiil
scope and denouncing him and the
Widow Smith as the vilest and most
crimitsal .f mankind.
After a long and most ludicrous
of ab:d I 0-ti m (:oilnotion, matters
were satistaAurik t :spl:ined by both
parties. The lady was . t.nohi t'
cured of her umcies and been m. ,
exceltut, wife, but it was a lung tis.:
before sh. forgave Bush.
For the Banner.
Delivered by thec Rev. Roblert WV. Bur.
yiess, b#:fore thec " Lone Star- J)ivis.
ionl," of ,Sons of T'emperunecc at on
wagboro, S. C., on t/che Fouths <f
July, 1854.
FaL.ow -Crrizi-Ns :---Yo 'im ve as=
semblled yourselves here to-day for an
object trnly praiseworthly, no less a
one than that of celebrating the Ainni.
versary of A merican Independence ; of'
preservin~g the~ mnemrory of those do
panrted ones who so gallantly achieved
those liberties that we now enjoy ; and
of promot ing the Temperance cause,
the cause of all mnaukind. You have
a great work before you in resisting
the current of intemperance which has
set in Iikhe a flo od -tide upon01 our other
wise happijy land, Every christianm
should give this subiject serious con.
sideration. Every true patriot should
give it that thought which its impor.
tancee demands. It is atn awvful fact to,
contemplate, that in the eity of New
Orleans, $20,000,000 arec atnnually ex
pended in ardent spirits. The liquors
antd wines produced annually in the
United States amount to 412,1l;3,955
gallons. You see I have only glanced
at the imnportation into, and the pro.
duce of liqturs in the United States;
now let me give you a brief sketch ot'
the results. Ina the first p~hice, pauper
ism mi the year- 1850, cost the State of
Now York 61,200,0001; an av-erage of
the other States wvould give the vast
amiount of 612,000,000. The cause is
mitetlnperance with a few exceptions.
" eor the drunkard und the glutton
shall conmc to poverty, and dr-owsiness
shall clothe a manu with rags," Prov'. 23
(hap., 21 v-erse. Look at the tax that
is thus thr-own upon the sob~er and in
dustrious part of the community. The
support of paopers costs Sotuth Caroli
na alone anrnually 6-18,337, The ef
fects who (-an tell ? llow mauny die
the death of' the drunkard it is almost
inmpossible to ascertain, owitng to
triendis beimg unwilling to ascribe
drutkenness as tihe cause. It is sup
p~osed however that about 30,000 men
annually fall into a dlrur~kai dl's grave,
and thei r souls is~to a drmunkard's hell.
But fellowv citizens, muaking pauper-s is
not, all of' the evil. The following
statemfent speaks strongly in fhvor of'
the tetmperne cause. 1st, Intemper
ance hasa cost the nation a direct ex.
pense of $10,000,000, and indirect ex
pen Ne of $600,000,000. 2d, It. hats de
str-oyed 400,000 lives. 3d, It has sent
100,000 children to the poor- house.
4tht, It has consigned 150,000 to pris.
on. 5th. It has made at least 100,0100
maniacs. 6th, It has been the Cause
of 100,500 murders. 7th, It has caused
2000 persons to commit suicide. 8th,
It has burned or otherwise destroyed
property to the amount of $10,000,000.
9tih, It has made 200,000 widows- nd
orphans.. -These tre starzifg 'A,
and arpgif
g ar
o .
retail system has been the prime mo.
ver in all this mischief we believe it to
be the duty ofall good citizens to join
heart and hand against this common
enemy and to cont:due these exertions
until our land is freed from this noi
some pestilence. Whatever the ulti
mate object, of temperance men ma t
be in carrying on the great principle
of reform, their present one is to pm
down the retail system, to put tte!ta
tion out c the reach of the rid ,
eration, as we daily see our boos !b!
coining druikards and falliur into
drunkard's graves. The next corind
cration is to remove ardent spirits
beyon'd the reach of our slave pioe -ii i
tion, as it is evidea.t to :il the evi
them is a very urea;. or . ,t
thiei r rntaster s. Iia this . Ltt
perancc mnen, whetl her -
Ietance" or not. should p n Put
down tie evil. IL th 0 uL
duty as we.!as intere :
to suppress tratlic iii dior.et
wh-n they cotside. their re
and : 'counta~bilit <<t tiht:
well-being (t' .;ve,
perally " nd -t: :"t::;y.
S'- the lio.Ver ot iheir
fie c lairnl a fIr. n
l t tt i* 'titttj be do n /f
ttli 'i t vii be e it-jjcmt d lr
iit iiut:ut 'e. the se-ab.
loved luid. Biut sl:
is to bee rne it the -
distilled : To suti !
thrillingquestio;n. Am e you will e fn4 t.
of your niamiurtal soul Iit if there
has ever been any grounds for such an
objection as that, it ccrtai u ot
help you now. Look at LRurope and
Asia in a blaze of war. V Lie.. 1i they
expect, to get food for t :. i
from America. 'T'hen v I:, resciue
every grain of produce f;, stills
and send it to fied the hunicry old.ers.
In all probability before t ie te.ueorIe is
over, you will see two in -.
diers 1 look ingr to rn "" , li t-am 2 -
thera was iii, d enmud abroac, is t
hon 111111 nret i'pplied Are the J^5
titute T What but sheexr avarice in
duces the vender to deal out death by
the halfpint to his ll~ow ereatures
when lie sees daily what an etfeet it
has upon ,the com~mu nity. He sees
the orphlan as rags, lie hears the widow's
waif as thle chords of her alfections are
eut one by one, until at last all. that
shte once loved, is laid in the silent
tomib, uinloved aind Unwept, save by
that heart that has elung to himr as-the
ivy to the oak. It is against the 'en
der, that we now would direct the
thunoder of our artillery and tell-hirn
with an unblushii-g front, that he is the
cause of nine-tenths of thme crimes~ that
are committed in the laind. The cotn
sumner COmes next, and again.: hin
some have been very bitter, an: it is
true that hie will have an awtii accournt
to reinder at the juidgiment seat 5)t'~
Christ, whether he be the drunk00,
wretch that dies in the ditch, or the
millionaire that sips his costly wines ini
lordly palaces. There is one class
h->iwever im favor of whom my symp~a
thies have beeni, aund I hope ever abhall
be en!isted-i he unfortuntate youth who
has fallen a victim to the fell destroy.
er. It. is to him that you, fellow citi
zens, should exstend your sympathies.
And let it, be of the right sort. Bring -
it to the ballot-box ; let freemen have
a freeman'a right ; let reform be thei
watchiward until the widow's heart beat
for joy over her reclaimed son. Let
your mot to lie " to the rescue "
Laet us test the right of th-- liqioir
seller; as it is inidep.endceince day. Let
us observe that we do not t reasfs ui .
Sn any moral. civil, rehmgioums, oi pohit
cal righits. But as we have amadet sum.
dry sore thrusts at the trade oif a c-er
taif class ot mnen, let uis see if we c-an
vindicate ouir chetaracter as lovers of
A nrucn freedom'n. EIvery inan owes
soehlgto society in returnt fr the
protection thttelwtrw aroiund
him -. Thei Farmne-r, the .\[ceehane, and
the Meurc-hanit. allI coin iibute- somiethingr 9
to the good of so citet . N. w ob1ste vS
the bearing the rmn i t rauhi lets no .on**
society. Could youo -ee w ith aniiannel'
you would say, "put itdw.ai
says.- the ruum.eller wtiit iht ii
government to iinterferei w tith a an
;-rwate business. A gr eat right it nad
wvhen that busimess intesriers with pub
hie good. And pray has not the court
terkeiter anl I smbler a right to the **~
sameo plee itt suppose(Y..
templ~t to carry on their operations pni
the lignt of the noonday sung hee~ soom
would they be hurl, d fr-oii. tidifr sn-t -
pl o; ment, and their effeets~confiscated4
And why this procedure1 inso,
preservation, the good pf sge)V~
nmands it. Tihen wvhy doband6 Io~
demand the suppression ofithk l~ ii
trafilic? Not because the~y beievoilt
vender to be less gi Iw
because hir pm~deirs n.iich-tWei rn are
o~~tit p99ulhco.. Ut o ' o ES
att(on of

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