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1 1 r3H'.13 32.03, III ADVANCE. "volT-XXVtX "Be just uh.1 lar uut: . Let all the end tiieu aias'l'ai be thy Couutrj thy UoU's aud Truth's. D. P. HOLLOWAY & CO . Publishers. RICH jJOAD. AV.i: COUNTY. LD., ' T1IURS1) AY, DECEMBER 20, NO. 1. il RICHMOND PALL JLA JLk p. r. cotutWAY. u.jvjiivis k I. s. Daikt .o -t ,Uilllfc!i. f,r., .... 4 " ,U 4 t ' 'f .' nt 'It'ti't stvrtf.m-nt. wo!!. r-:-1? .'. ri, fill. .-'i-!r. 0-;,,r let &Tr.'-- 5'' - " uh" r"!- ' m i! joi: iriA!iTii;T, "tfU rtllli bJ K'"t I "! " ' 'lo4IVi- ,;.. il ..r.noI.f.-?:.r8l . .ui'i ;; ' f V.,ri.,-'i-Ue B...t . ton. '...et , ..- ...--, . - i mi 't -v'- rl.-.-U...i:Vtfu.;;. r. I '- . J t . r Liv! i'aiijuiuai Our I'u'.ch-Vs in!. tii!t. , - -.Ofl lie- i r "i tiro- '" ' Ota, ' 1 .,i O r 'inr liu.lt wa l.l t i- i. Af t i i.u 1 a ' " '' J. art, bcno tUcjr wt j :. " s ai i-DuH t tii' Pi .fi . ,1V. u.l J.i,t T-' 4- , I .i ir -j i I 'slh-"; Wucii K'rl"! Iimt iu hom-.--.-i.aii artJ, Awl cti'-' w -.rn for b- :, . , A'i'i ii-u tuchuivh l! i . i-i r. ;..i.r, '' f 'I'w as I'U-i.ty K i-ii.-u.i t- ., ' :r ('ar, u i in'iu-i-rv J - 'iiwii i..us! ' at ' t ' A fid inM.f ; r'.' ,-r.: l.-itri: 1 I - (I., -..! l,uiit,fiS 11 " lctu'-ii. tii -..! year- x n f .-ni.T.v n 'i !:' 1 '. ri('Vi-:i t .' luali.V i. ' li-."aa. id.-ri- i'i '! '- i,l,ri' '' 1 i i-rtry j.icrv, '-' , ller clni'i.'1'.. 'i ii' m;-tii ?:. Au'l tiiiuir! i. -hows i.lJi:U'i,i-t, Aul t-t:.i..-eri! iuKirt :ut 1 Slier in! nI "tt'iii ' ll'l lll-.UNlli'i I-'" ': ' tt ' tr.a...'-i i:tlc.i!-.-, Jiwl Ln.ii.r'it ii tc, i.ur i'..au'y ruii?, .,tl.Hir . ..-' a;,u:n ti-.! k::t-v W e wf'iii'i iiot V, .ur i i it due. liui h.va l.r..ujrhtil tr, t- si.wv . i.Mur lvo lur ti-icuU of luus C (tut oi.iM;!)ioi iii:;. 'I fiud !i:o ui.ii of my !.r!t b- fcuk th-s r my l)'.!ove 1 niu'i..-r, vhk-h wt-ro ' Enured by my own says Alcx-'iudc-r IJ mas, and ti coiij:na up fn.i of tiie s woo test image in tiw v iIJ. -H- was rews'r.hijr ti;. " .honiiiof liU infancy ; lie was rtniciii the little "paths arouti'l it in vhi:h he had on-e walked; and btmnc fi .wevs c ul 1 not eiU-.-t . nd rnnk rass ould n t cuuwal, and oi u. 1 plow could nol oh'.rf-fe, hi lv)rt-;t H-p,' ' an J hii uio'.iicr's besido tlu-ni, nitaur;i ,: own. And who needs to bu Uld whoso f wt-tt-j.- they wt-w that thus kept time with tin (vA,.. pvieritijr of oHil Lio i I's iiulrt ftct? Ii was V t!i imt!s'T beliind v:-:n Asoaniu walk.'d withe;iu:il steps' in Vir-il's line, hut a strong. Stern man who cmtld have born him in his rtns fioin all dant r and n-'t hicij wi-.iiied; eivttiiiiu'. indeed, lie cu!d h ive diue for Kim' 1,11- i irwht he l.e.-.J, J l.i -l coil! d tiotsvrn; i ,a-e wun ,u!4 b - a t - "'diH-d it i- a:i nf, ! -i-t ha- k v!-' l clotkof tii;i- an I he a hoy !!! :niv im iiri'iali'ia c iii easily -ee th-' cliihl Imt how har.l it is far i: l s-e a m n ..! ! : Man' a !: Hi a chil.i and he .vho had learned ' tjhde b iek in that ro-y !i:a, w'u'ri he tl d not know thv. tiloini rteie un-ler tii , roses, or t!ni -!-.ud- wou'.d ever lolur i :if:er iiu- tain; w h u he ta.jli jlit t-ar e u':d s aia a cheek n " more than n dr"p of r-oi a ilowvr; wi.en in- laneie.l tliat l..e I :; I !.- .I'.--i'.-:.' an i !...p-- no l.:i-hT a' a!!, hasc-ne' ar u;iyb-Jy c;:i ! he VOVCi ill.;- i' H .- ;: --..i- I'l'a i.s.'. And it is rerhio-s for this ras:i ih it il is m !.') ea-: -r t -r a mu doin of Heaven than it World, tshe laneies sh,: !-!,r to enii-r k i t i - - f -r the rest i f t he leading t!i ehi!- (Iron, when, after ad. the children arc leading her; and they keep her ind-'.-d wln-re tiie riv er is the n:iri'i.V''-4:l!l ! the :t;f is the clear.'St; and the bei-kotiil;o; of a ra.haiit hand is so plainly s, en fVom th otte'r si.le, th.at iris n woader she so o'. en l.-.S i l,.-r e.a-p upon the v.-.' i. . : . ' i. .' l : I ..... tin -is is l; it 4. illlU L;ot5 over to the ueihb -r-t, aad th.e ehildren t"I Lw hke lambs o the fold, for we think il ought sortiowieoe t written Where the mother is, there will th children be al so.' But it was not of the modier we bejan tr think, bat of ihe dear, old fashioned grand mother, whose tl.renJ of love, spun 'by hand' On tile's little wheel, was longer and s router than thev nuke it now. was wound abou; and abou: tiie i hilJren sh saw playing in the children's arms, in a true love knot that notli iiij tut ;he sh, .i.rs if A'ronos cni l sever: fordo wo .v. reeo4:ji;e thv- lambs soni-'imes, when summer ilavs are oer, and nutiimn windi are blow'ii.4', as tbt-y come bleatin from the yellow iields, bv the crimson thread We wound about tl. r .'. ek in Are ii o; May, and so undo the - tit i;-d let th.e waudeivr in? Blessed he fashioned -ri length of tfa; for we can to other. Tl eve i i '.e J st, ;i:ii the children who have an old .-ridmoiher. As thev ),opo f'r s ie' themkve a-id hop.ir her. ii them thev will never find an- '1 kiteoe'i somewhere in l ishi.oii- i t!re-ihice there 1. vm its smo-..ii . i l jSm'is ot stone; smooth wi.h tiia iv knives tin: had been sharpened there. Tiiere are andirons to; th.e old audi ions, wi-.i, rins in the top. wherin manv tem pies of ;'. une havtf been bui'ded, widi"spirt-s and tnrn-ts -f crimson. There u a broad heardi; baud viio.th tor three genera ions to clasvrrm; woin'bv feet that have been f;id bleediii-; by the way. or been made "beautiful Mn.l walked upon floors of tossed la'ed ..U. The-e are ton;s in the corner, therewith vvo gasped a coil, and -blowing lifde life.' 1'hted our first ran. He; there a shove!. whe:ewi;h were d-awn ft,rt! the fciWin-r t-irth ts. Hi whieh we saw our first totci..s'ani dn-amed our first dreams; the 'Vfl. with wide a we stor.-d th. nU.nr lo n ( - "i s ..O I. vr i, I.,:'.. l.l. .w l :.... i . am as many umi, or s mtnv marbles, or nuny some.hia;-s that we coveted; and so it a e wisist i OJr first wishes. i. i , ... ..v ..... .. v. f llu ii Hca ir i a ;..air 1, w, rush -bottomed Br: in, rt-isa !i iUi,.v,i : ,t .. . i. , ,,i i.io corner, a , ''"' ! 5-1 t-' hoe, a ,-ham- f- f oere are chests full of linen 31J varn. And every whore i.ni always tiie dear old :a-'e : hoe hVm. elastic sien U- fblc Salter of her. chd !rea" t.uren tUoli fashioned -randaiother of twenty years ag... She the ery Troyidcnce of to houiesteaJ; she ho Lved u all, aad d?ho wts!-,..! there were a;ore of us to !. arel l.eK h!i scuooi nuw n--..i;ow i"r raiidc.iiidioii beside. A git exixkui: iicart w 'is liers, hcr.-.a;h tUas. woolen gown, vr ii.a. heir loom of silken texture. AS - iiis'e h-r t' day, t'uoe mild Litie yes. w iili infTi-berva y in thrn than Time oonld touch or 1) -a; It do n."rn than hide nhos eyes that held both sn.iks ami tears I wiih'ni the faintest uf every :.o of us, and - ."; ivp:X of, tl. .1 - UoJ assign hut re- A whiw has e-i.ui' -i f!oirtf-."!.-Kth iior sno'y r;if.; she i..s ju-t rfl-torfd a wan dering L-.mb u i s ta-..thef; she lengthens 1 the tetht-r of a v 1u-j thnt was straying ov-.-r a w;n-d,-.w, as slur c.ii.i j in, an 1 t.'.ucked a hur k-av ed cluvt-r for Kden. til"! ?-i:s ih'Wi. by t..o t.'-'ie wh.fl A tr.--s is ru-:.'or..., i-!. :,-:r;i -:? ' from tl-. ditai's li.-l'-v h i l.-.-ad, -w'..'n a .-mail voice eries M trandnia' from the old red era. lie. and (ira.iurna!' Tommy I.ou!s from K.i ton ..t th..- stairs. (en: v si.e iet ' li.e td, f-.r lu-r r j.'ii in- l as ijtfitU'liai is her ( nan v. nii.t she toueres the liit.c r 1,,. ! :',-. t i.rk airi'imenr. ''.ii she yo tn voyH-jev is iu a dfeamaaia, and then Uoecls Tommy's tin avHiiin u:w-.,;j 's to l.arcess the eat. Th? tick of the . ". .'-k runs f.g.i. aui ioW, ami sh'. ' opons the mvs'er.otis Joor, and j..rKeeds to wind ir r. V'. ur-j all on t-o-t'-e and wo in a b.ertih t-. i.e i.fiej up one by o'. -. r.tid look ia ti. huu-irv jib lim j uwu thj Uu eases ? we. . i h:s ana t;;e !;oor ioiie.v 'v'l;au!U!il, vvh .' and fioby its hide dmi . er c.'imes out in the wi;l 1, and ireal! jjraute !, nd we are lifted ,w. an I n ir t ,-'i:ioi u.i. a id we m ti w : 1 finder tho w.n- detoil weii-ltt-s. ami the music wheel is ic.s-.imed. Was Mai r t: of the ;tt;. I r Jan to he wravo-'d i he wrai'p-d i:i a slit jit 1? fold th'- w lute hau !s cf the. m, that there seemed be O met u- . 'He t:p a I'l.iver !y did slu hi her b iu them t! iere, rind so sweetly did she wrea'he the white ro o in the hair of the other, that hi no? have wo lere.l had mure : h i t'.'v eor:.pan ". h to-ti b 'tween us and up ieheii led Iko.v I. imh : l.ov. : . i- i .u tl i s,i.:en.i 1 u.jiiu it!i fade i an d trm j- the gTith j'Tessure of h.-.-loushaud! From her ca-t IMUS Lol-iil't til i hand vv.'H evi-i1 wi'hdrav.'i. e!.t-eJ. OlOV to hs opened iu our own. vvi'h th uu's she. had gathered, the eliorrie'S she h i 1 plucked, the little e,' she had feind, the turn over' she had baked, the tnr.ket she l..t i bought for us as the product .f In r spiimin. the- blessings she had s'ored for us the od-piit. of in-r heart. Well, site san 4. Her voice was It-eble and wavering, like a fountain j ist ready to fail, hut then ho w sw eet, tone 1 .' wis: and it bo came det-oer atid siroe 'er; but ml in t il t qrovv sweeter. What joy of irri !' it was to sit there around the tire, all of us, except Jane, that clasped ;i prayer to her bosom, an 1 her we tiii 'i'it w. siv,-, wi:t-n the hail door wast opened a moment bv ti.e wind; bur. tiien we were not afraid, for w.i-u't i" her old s mile she wore'.' to si wee;, over the V'i'i, ' is. ' v 1:0 lav tyre at so'om n s' jia i We wl.e ti ere ar. 't:;t s . 1' i the liu ;intl tt;-? the w. it s :n ' 1 i tt '; 1 i ' - i !.,,: and 1 ; i'e rt .b;n re -. a'el 'ast ol v- sib; iri how .-trare! ' i hr..-ast eovo;----tii w !-,;! ittv' an 1." into d;.v cv '-1 wi-!, t. ,1 IS ia--' 1 V, the it re to t : 1 t.l e. m,t vv I : 1 v 1 i ibe i..i i . lit Oi I . -tii i ih now. k:tc on at no e i: es of 1 e most ita'ever its th- germs of t'W; wiia'evef . A:i! iitll'e oi -s ot: r 1: v '.s-eru i.k roo. v hl-.oii. "ta't ver We ir. iv and the seh.v.l that litter's day to '. swei ' cir- tills 1 1 lavs vvl r t ii r.' h nnke om the . . 1 1 t Wet'.:: 1 e cie ot t'.e 1 M Si to our m she does h itos -,i'i o'd luhibv she san- to er i.ir tnethtr -.'i-t to hr: but -it.- ; it thi ntjji and falters ere it r - s her 'ten 1 upon le-r hands. ; in the oi i hi', hen. Something is done. Sh and it is si!."i oiii'.eis (low 11 1, r-;t. an 1 it 1 sb.ne. The. she h -a: that s;--: o; h. arted eirl. elia.r, not lio between her finders in the firo- 'Us hke rai l tsi th -Olt siin .hl orat. dmoth. r is tiiinki.1. w h.en .1 th- uoti;', an t of th voice when a lit'.:L haired and light sh h t; ri lT moiiti I that mother's s;i lows ot tee rears o come. ! the d;iv s iii.it art' no more! What spell can we weave to brm them back? What word unsay, what deeds undo, to Set back, jxst this 1 n. ,e, the ancient deck of time"? fs,-, our hllie hands were forever elinino-fo htr oarnients and staying her, as if from dy in. for lonj; ago she ha 1 dor.e living for her self, and lived alone iu us. But the old kitch en wants a pesti cc to day, and the rush bottomed ihair is lotiantless. Hon she Used to welcome us when we wete grown, and can.- back once more to the homestead. We thwj' we w-'ie men and women, but we were children ihei" The old fashioned grandmother w is blind r.i the eves, but she saw with Iter heart, as she always did. We threw our long shadows through the open door, ami she felt them, r.s thev fell over her form, and she looked dimly up. an 1 faw ta 1 shapes in the dooi way. and she says, -hid ward I know, and Lucy's voice I van hear, but whoso is that other. It must be June's for site had almost forgotten the foaled hands. 'Oh, no. not Jane, tor she lot me see she is waiting js-.e. isn't she?' and the oil grand mother wondered aud wept. Il i- another daughter, grandmother, that Kdw rd has brought," says some one. 'for your bi"ssiiio Tias siie blue eye?, my son? 1'ut her hand in mine, for siie is my latent born, the child of my old age. Hiall I sing you a song, children?' lk-r h ir.d is iu her pocket as of old; she is idiv fumbling for a toy. a wel come ei;i for the children that have come again. O.ie of us men as we thought we were, is weeping; she hears the half suppressed sob; she says, hs she extends bet feeble hand. Here, my poor chihl, rest upon r. ur iji-atid-nioti.t. iiouider; vv.,1 luuWi vou Oom a. I harm. Come, chilJrw.sit s-ounl the fire again. Shall I sing you a sonsj. or tell wo a storf ? Stir the fire, tor it ;cold, the nights are grow- r. The clock in tue bed-;ir:;e f tit t ot iter stru -k r.ii,e. the edd davs. The sor.-' I'fe was indeed s bedtime at last. ting, the st. ry til; U "was Ctwd-mtrht to tiiee, trrayid- ni' t'tier! The old fashioned grandmother was o more, and we miss l.er forever. But will si-t up a tablet in the mv.lsi ot t l.aart, aud wr";!; o-vTv this: SACKED TO THE MEMORY OP THK OLD FASniONEO .iKAMM0THER. co; i-llss irts ro?-3n:K. THE VI 0 TII"! OP A7ARICZ. A TALK Ut liittL Lll il 1V r D. THOMAS. (. :t vt'tit 1. '-0; mother I euu n-ver con'en: to be his. bride. lie ii so much older '..in I. and with al, so stern, cold and s.-lii-h. 1 ould never sr lio'l ntv heart U h. !.'m. His verv ! oks ' vtid a '"hill, wtu'i v fee' in jr to my sout: at.d who:; obiig- i to eL-hi:- h; s ..'hoy. every mo-ni-. tit seen,? ionti ep.-d ;:' i ours. Iiv ii.'e would bj Ail endless seo'-. --f misery and wretchedness, wore I his wife. Then, dear- e-t mother, do not think of stic'i a tat !! Do not msR-i-n it agiin!" an ? 'he dark lustrms eves ...f Isabel Motitfo-t tilled with tears her lips quUr;l, and her slight f. -rm trt-mblc 1 wi'h Mtpttressr. J -mo!. :t . l-ah-V" 'Mrs. Mo::tf..-t s;i, j, ;P a voice ciear I unimpasiir.rt I. -you know that I earnestly ti--"''" see v-ei i.appy, .and being much better ac jU'iti'ed with lie- world; my knowledge of what is most ea;. ju-'ivo tu hp '..'moss, is i-oini elv grea'er than yours, kite is a ot a deii.i'Ots roraance ho .- and beau ty. Imt a rn reality. Without the pleas ures nikrdedbv wealth and aida-.-nee, you can never It-ir the ih -rrty trials, insuperable from t-vei v e.-ioiiti u i;l h e w itiiout wealth "U can nevT be happy Captain Dudley is rich. lf, r ! .'s.ts-os a be-nri ul pi -in ration a splen did inat.sloii. and riurrici 'Uj servants. s his wif- to a will move in the highest c.:t.l's. and v-.-.!ir -e'- iain -e will be so-.tirht by the wea.ti.ie i mo-." ' ishi'Oii.h'e : our cirt-z.--i:s. (.'.-. j.-.ai a iu i '. loves y...ti. He will make a kind ,vd !.. -d I usb.tad. Your .-ii. l.lest wisl.o.s will b y.-.-itiiied, and your couim tTids ; ..,inptly oh. e 1. What gi h c".-a!d desire more than this to make l.er happy? Act wiseh : Isabel, an-1 consent, a c---.-.'. t a m.ir ria.'thn' will pveRi-rc u t. t , I.'.: best .;::t;:;ii; ol Wo.d'e on; i me..:. i ! .. ler I'lVSeif and vo.ir father ir:pr.'--.!iiy happy.-' "Isabel m.i.io no reply. Si.'i.uv hard to rcs;ri-.;ii the sw-H'.nir motions of her heart, aud the ehoit shook her fragile form e mval- stveiv. . :ot re-es-te 1 l: r na:t"l- 1; tnrohbin.' - . area trie t.urin:: ' tears n .hi silently, atoi iri rapid 'ess...'., down her p ile cheeks. II -r e:n .' i e.s were bott .mit.g evt'rv moi.n'nt mote violent, and a halt stilled sob hirst from it.-r ahey lip- 'Foolish, randesei'viuggir!'." set 1 her m th are doing! e, mv i':t:. er bar l.ly. Thi tk what y Is il thus v.it: 1r-11.1v me for n,v mv w kiehiuoioss. mv r-gid tor utar ta.ure hapt.ities. I: should be a pleasure to you t. obey m-. when bv d-dug so yo i place yen," ?e;f in stu-li an enviable pos.tion. ii! -iri! d n mad l.-n m 1 v vo.ir t.-ars. T ;i-;k r a ni- i.ien. of Tour union Witli f best fruliili 1:1 the 1 eonii'-e a -n -l i. : tov'i . - i. : o:: 1 7e 1 1, !'. ef :: ' ii: K:.i.w. 1 Mt: . - - r v :.- , v.-'-ii ttt.i. tt. .... 1 ' '!.,! : --..-.-'."h -r. ,.: : .0 -i .. ; e " s w !:- ;s vo -, ,: 1 nitili .. ;v I 1 ' r I.e. , th..' I allow an 1 a im, ti'-d l.-'W can I he frji'V anno- I...- .? )h. -.! . I ' v-e- to e'e ! r m- - My .- o. blush se 'Tu so 1 !' ; a m I . t s, an ! 1 vv '.V b.e.:...vi:, I t w :..! ; ("..nr-tin I a .h - htm m v hand a: me.' ' Mrs." M-n fort's ,','i. eyes t'ashod her brows grew tenit-'ly h'ach, the vct'ts of 1 tern ;-!'- we:" tcrrib'y iv..il;-n, and j ti; pie, ait i h'-r thin lips quiver.- 1 wi h ang-r. he drew !ier tail tigurc up to hs full height, and fairly hi-s"d th" words "vour In-art another's! indutiful. tlisobediei How dared Tea best. v v..ur lieai" without mv counsel and alvie,-: ati 1 n whom have vou bestow,- i if.'" Again a tide of r-si-tles.s emotions cl.ok.nl Isabel's 11tterar.ee. Sh" strove v .iir.h to iep!v. The words died on ht r ho,. sobbed aloud. i'lioeycscf Mr-. Mont fort grew fiercer. She was aim-st p..ra; 1 with, i ig-n She laid her hand heavily . -a her tl uighler' shoul der, and e- sJaimed in bitter t m.s, - Pare v-ei refuse to answer me? Isab-d M mtfort, w ill you. knowingly, bring dUgra up r, voursel; and family. He. whom yo 1 love is un wurthv, or V'-u Would n 't fear to -t'tnlt I cm gue-s. t'io ti uly, the obi'Vt of your .i'h'-. :lo;is. Krn-st Oiuriud. the i'etmii'.s "Mother, Vou i'..:..' l.iiii." interi up'ed Is abel. "H- is i i--!, iii viitu-. s, it.. tv otim '.; t l.o 1 ast pocsit.':s V.o;i-es. l.m.i-, and st r aui. in -oi that ca.. ; - 1.1 itv ,'cii et thv seeil rich in a w .t ! ..f f- eling and atk-.t'i :t in e-.-:,ois. honor and tra'h II- is no- j-.eni,:-less, bat already disf.-.gtiis; ed f r hi u ig!it t,i'eii's. is raising so p I y p ; . r;;at -rf! c.-t-ee o! W h. h Vi U Speak, a.! i io h.'ll 1 w i tt-.;-' mv linf-pin-ss. 1 , a-, i.e..-; b (.'.tntair. Dti 11. v's Wife." v'U must!" s:ii.i r iter '-.v. plans were never Tot rhwaried; :ior siiaM thev le. Captain lud!ey has spok-n to your fath er and myself of I: is h--,-.-s an i an !! it!-.. ns. He has a.teady d -'m i:! Ie i y...jr it m i in r:n liage. and w.- Itave promise 1 ),;m tiiat the cei emony shall take place one w -. k from this lime. Ivjmojstrance will av not n. tig. You hate to alternative but submission" "Have I not?" tiuestioneo- Isabel uvking an effort to appear calm, but her white jips trembled as sue u'tered the words, tril h,i whole frame shook v;. dent v. '"II we I not?" she repeated. "1 have a tow a holv vow made long ago. and registered it heaven: a vow which I will never violve.tnd s j-jner than red ore that I cr not !. sonef than sell mv hear: for goli, I will die die too, hr my own hands'" ! vnn think to intinii da e rne bv roar threats!'' exclaimed Mrs. Me!i'f..,-t vehement-' It, '-Do voatiiink to c'..zc mr ra.'p"-se? Detudevl girl! yourthreH's at- idle art ' nrt"s gntded. Leave mv pr"senc iris'-int-y, with' th assufs-nee that evrv rr.1 -u sha'l b 1 re i tor the t-f'us'i'orr.t'ion of your marriage with Oap-;-, DtiJVy!" Isabel rose ;rom her at, an-i with to'tering s;-ps sou gh: her chamber: and thrw :ag her 61 f on her tov'i. ertve fall vent to her feeling-, ia a bitter rloo i of f-ars. t -l A'-TEli 11 i The father of Isabel M utfort w. a w ealthy : Mississippi planter. His b-a-jr'.ni! pianiauon wasnea. on the itorrrt bv the stiver wares of I the. Father of waters r was perritt kab'e for its k-rtilitv and high eu'.ur-; and i: Csnse.iu-t!fe, wss ti.e rri.! and adrnira;.io:i : of (Le nei't borhotwj. A splendid resrfN?. erected at an immense cost, commanded an extensive. vi w of ti e river, and wis v.n; oumied bv jiwunds Liglily ornamented and adorned with sniui.'-rv. A flower garden ii in enchgni Ing 1 vchio-ss; the east of the tbansioa, where at Li. o:s, U :. ..::--d w ith !:agraut v ines, coin minghiig ih-ir rich perfumes w ith rare exotics, ma ie the h-holder dream thaNhe was w un do! ia ' am d the luxuriance of Oi't-ntal climes. At anearlvage, fr. MorjJ-.rt wedded a o;.vand b-aut'.fui trirh the d ui-.-hter of hum ble pao-nts, vvh -se tJ l,ad beee cast "in pov erty's barren vale;" and removed her from a keiely and unpretending cottagi:. to share with him ti" .:itei iiig st.'k-iukr ot t'sm.aible. pil- ace; ba' tiie -.add en transitn: tioui the to. Is and tri-i's of poverty, t the c-tse and irido-1-nce of Wealth., exercised a p.. 1 ni"i;tis influ ence on th.e mind and eriaracte of 'he vwintj brido. As Mrs. M-.n'fort. shceatiie'proui and haugiitr, despising the humble pths ot Hie discarding tiie somVy her former friends, and finaiiv, closing thcdoor against tho pa. en's ti a! gave l.er birth, id. who loved her with that undying love, thai ton J parents ever fe.-l fo their ciniJreii. s. Mr. Montfoit was a mau of Build and sub tllspositi on, mid his art'ul and in tri gain t wi;. so -m acquired ov$ him complete contioi. Hei w.rd was a la wjje net er trans gitssc I. although he knevv I-tm 1 admitted its faha-v, and is fn-. jitetii derelictions from the ;) of Trtrh. Y; he thought to chose the lesser evil, when y obedience and submission he prevcu'ej violent otit breakings of his wile's iiasestj'e disposition, whicli ti:,. k-ast opposition to her wishes ever produced. I Is.ai,.- M Oilt'ori was an o:Jy X t.ild, and her lather's idol. Gentle and aaeet"' na'e in h-T (iisp'.s.tioii, kind aud obliging-. 10 her iuferi is iii rank and wealth, c mine. -Its and agree-alee t hereq ials. she won the h arts of all H-r education t, as faultless. - -", pains had been spared to give her the very best oppor tunities, and her active and pliant mind grasp--d eagerly the p-oarls of knowledge within i s reach. S r.- was va ry beautiful. Her tig- tire was ta, dark, and tl d ;ra -eh If" r eves were xpres.sion that s'olc, at times, trom their himi depths who bewitching. t aretu.iy -.uaruea naa Oe.-n tier iariv t ears, and until the dawn of her sixteenth, summer, shu saw. an 1 diean.e 1 of notigiit but the sun shine t f li pe ;itid 3;;;; :.i:.e,s then, alas' a sh:-. low iell upon her pith an motions loud crossed over the horizon of h"i voiiug lite, dropping rain iu tear-drops ,,ri iK r bright im ages f f- iieity, and sh; -..uding :u a paid of uu certainty, herfururc prospects A voung ling'iis'. who ha 1 been employed bv her fa'her l teach her Frn"ii and Italian, It-id taught l.er confiding inipasiond soul another .-md a soiter iantt-iif, the lan- -iu-. . .- 't.i-m io ios soft .- , :-.s . . . -a t -; hi., .tt:- oi -ui.nv 1-. ., . ',.....-. r ' 11:., .... i j. ! VV ' ' T. . d th. 1 -, ; . e ; I :t:n 'Is'.i . m j'tiis lie w.a 'Ig oniy 1 rt m unel aiion .' obtained t .t eon him ami th' I la -e-i ;:t .ite ao-.i . -. !!,.. Vv' 1..-.1 I- the :.f.g-l..g" . f h drcati! ! (1 .sr-air. v t-i y .-. an t ::..' Yeats. El I,. . T e ' in ast c.u e b 11 1 ita-s veearv v ars of loii an I I a t'.x -"ty . a chille; and ti 1:1, "' trine" m mi : 1 the COitsCi e.i-iMS.s t t L'.)s-es.s , n . -: .:;n ge.ti.e- love of at, tn't 'c-tit iifte i. is a riu, ami -us.aiii h.s cotii. 1-1 eturu, assured that the l no pure un heal".. T.. -0,1.1 pit it, im;:! he object of his iuiee ions, enstaut. pare aaa loteatne as ever, ,1, would b" his reward. I!u'. nlas! his hopes were des'i-"d to be eai!y cmslied. His services, as Miss Mont lois teach.er were 110 longer required; t ot he was i.jtn to d'he time, it mre.se.i mmi iter s ociery ', had arrived when I.. ed. to tjltil duties in a dis lid h; ie Uetiar 'ant city, which would require his attention for manv mon 'hs; but he still lingered. C,l,en did they meet, ho and Isabel, to devise plans for th.e future, and as off n did they pat :, ir resolute and unecr atTi Hat .arf tirs coal i not long remain in this condition. Tiie crisis rail l v cone. A lange Una c mo ter Isabel a change trom gi- v toa:'ies .rum smnes to tears. The rose 0:1 her cheek. gte place to the pale lily, and l or foot-tops lei! softer than ever on she Moot of her chamber. Mrs Montfort n -tieed the change, and leaiily det iu.-d the raus.-. Sh knew tha the Iii, gui-i ws sibi u the i.cighhoi hoe.l, ami that i,e and Iab 1 -lien met. S o- had mo.li au-u. s,.nie'ime. the destruction ot the h.-rse-s an i ex pec a'lous ' Oor dangh'.-r. t..r site saw. itituitiveiv, the 1 lite J ot Isabel her w t n J the n i t n li in Ot-nv to- led h.r o let: pei's -.-,ni:ty in o:ie-i. rs;,e an .1 dirig.v abi upti ' feb.l her I in gh'ei see ing Ki iiev iigta . an i despa ci.ed a imte to the liuguis.. inO'iming I. in, it was t.;ne f- r ' uu to leave the vi -iui v. and ticat it WoUi i be mil uess for him to tttir. k of meeting Miss Motf -for' again. Hut they met on.-.- afterwards ..toy ot.-c none knew 01 that meeting. They met. aud parrel, as ei'y h-vets meet and part v ow ing t 'ern.il li lehtv. Ernest to discharge the duties of 1 is profession in a distant citv, and Nabtl to mingle in tiie gay circles of fash ionable s-ve-ie'v o m:!e, wnite tears of re gret tremb'e i in her eves, and to conceal her love, in the inmost recess of her he. ar an bear, l.er gsU-t in sdence alone. A long year psassed Wearily by. and many suitors e.:,r-r to obtain the hand of the weal thy, beau itui aud accomplished M.ss Mont fort, t'n: tg -d her pa'h. Sue. however, heard their prjO ssioTis of love with iniirferenc-. and refused their oilers mildly, yet with a firmness that i--ft ibm ie room t. h-. j. Bu ih" wa'thv r-lar.vr, dpta n Duilev, rtt i his t, ait'aoaga tne ccidnos-j with th ' is a? 't.-ss -s were it ..-j , ?-o--!J -.- c in--1 m .st men to 1 ". 1 n tiie attempt f.lV a V. tes.st.r. lie was reiv rich, and Mrs. : "t'..r. Uet--rnni;ied ti ; his attempt to traiu no in--.nd and ucart oi Isabel should be crow-i-i with 5uee-.ss. She painted to her daa TLtf r in the mo- -h.w'n"' Oo'ors, te ajra- A tt un: n. and;! e manner which Isabel list ened ! her desrri vsotss. iD'eav:d hergre' V. rr-nr, Loweter, pressed lite claims of the Caa'aiti, from time to uj, uuti. the couver- s at ton a.-t-jlv rated, whe hen 'ri veu to iiespt-r- ...ti by kibel's refusal to assent ; her de- In her chamber st the loveiy Isabel, at inan Is, an 1 her threat if force should be re- 'tired in her Sowing bridal robes. A strange, sorted to; she resolved that the marraige . sad smile was on her thin lips, and an un siiouiu take place at all hazards. She accord- earthly brightness in her dark eves. Srm irigiy h.i I her j L..s; hutv they succti dd we , turhed tohir bridesmaids, w ho hat iog just -bail see. icomple ed her toilet, were s ill sianlincbe- CUAPItl III. !o..g iiours, Isabel M.'ittfort lav i" r man v tt ith l er lace bai led in her bed clothes, pas-ionat-ly w-eping. But the fountain of her tears at length became exhausted mtenc sutieriiig lite poignant anguish of her strick- 1 1 .. 1 a..;.. 1 ... ,1. . 1,;,. . .... ... 1 .... eu tit-a ., 11,11 tiiittu uo uic wi.tc. '.it.tc r . . fh-w could never soothe tne ht-'t-eiess-nos of , . , , , r to,-.tj ., I...,., ..j a .it tl. t.irt n,f nt l.er (t.-stietr. A stii rt eottvuisive sol) at iti- . . '-." ... 1, ' , ..- 1 ,1 o i ,1 suti y lanced througn tue otn window, en tne 1 1 1 , 1 . , paie brows and dishvi elect tresses ot the heart f , , . , , . .. , broken gnl, with unusual biiniancv, and , . . r . - their strange lustre caused iter to rise and go ., 7 -v- ., w 1. to the window. iNever was there a brighter , ,1 I , sutisrt. 1 lie western neat ens gtoweu iot- n . , , ,. , , , - furnace, and tne bgitt clouds, as thev drifted 1 . - . , eastward, were in turn purpie, crimson and , , . ., , 11 'i ! b-lue. Leanrug on the polished window sins, . . , f , 1 . , 1 t 1 , h.-r tale face resting on her hau 1, Isnb watched the o'ittcri"g beams f tiling slow ly. . un ii tn last fingering trace of their bright ness and beauty had passed from sight, and the dusky shades of night were visible on the sky, that a moment before rotlec'ed the btil liap.t beams of the departing sun. She then closed the window, and passed noiselessly 0ti? of the h -iiso into a winding fool pa di that . led among the thick shrubbery to a tine eov- ered arbor, where often since her heart had known the sad. sweet presence of love, she had spent many happy hours in do amy teve one, dreaming dreams of future bliss, never. . alas! to be realized. The misty ha?" of sum mer twilight w as stealing-overnaturo, render ing indistinct aud uncertain the objects at a distance. A star had jut trembled through the atu v v ault, and was looking hke theete of unconscious in'tooenoe on the beautiful scones below. The c ol, perfumed breeze whispered softly th. rough the fragrant vines, and rich foliage of the garden, and bathed, with its lefreshing breath, the feverish tem ples of the. voung girl; and its delirious . sweet ness seemed to soothe, almost the wild, pas siona'c tluobbiiigs of her wounded heart. .she entered the arbor, ami kueeitng beside a rustic seat, overrun with trailing flowers w hi.di her own delica'c hands had planted, she prated fervent".- for h rseif, and the ab-en! object ,,f Imr heart's purest love: ant' then, bef- re I leaven , w n the smiling eyes of the pure stars beaming "U her marble brow, site dared renew the fearful tow, to die sooner than suffer herself to be sold for the splendor of wealth, wilier he- heart a lore d mi ; 1 - -1 g"!.l cuid never hue She. then rose from her bended knees, and while twilight darkened around her, sought h -r chambei. iNot to sj,-,.p aot 'o close her eves in t!.j 1. n get fulne-S ot sh.ul !( -. bu o T't " witn u.i.s'e.dv s'eps t-'.c floor ;f Mi et.ni;-. . -:.' !..;,f ;. ,.f dare. ... 1 ,. -t light rion. u roo : n he then ii" f..ts telil .a At. 1 tti. s 01 .! olie and la.i.t.g I: . la re. .0 he :.,.-:!; v v. a :. , . A::. :- 1 !i,;. an i Oh sive. she rang for her ant, tvoose soro-w vvnis i iier b-.-ioVcd in.srre s :e, she fiat .1 .1 1, . r i I . t; . nri, :...g'ii ho la'!tt;,c -male at ten- pi.l.1 te ti. 1" to t't f.tt'l; il.'Ii t.tt iti 1 , 1 f'.'s! 101, 0 .-, range t the f. .1 n f l! " I";-! Si... ) - a ar s's. ntid dining . 'f h.-r disoi d'-o-ed wcii irelllhl.tig s eps sec 11 ue I to 1' '..'!!! . M.s. Montfort, already' seated ai. li.e break las? table, g.iZe.l will, c'o.d and uufeellti ' count nance 0:1 ihe paliid feat us vs of tor d.tr.ghn-r-. Mr. M .nvf-.t -mrred. as Kinm entered the tv i:r but he spoko not. Ik-i:,, were sealed by the express com n..:td of t.is wife, who having undertaken the manager.. ent ti.e wht. ie tair tv iii! 1 ?.jw n 1 Isabel tok a :t ' i-malti !; .-rf-d f.- e-..i ' I .-;.- ,tjt' at etice with her plans ti e tabic, but she did mo a- tis wore too pev presence ol ti.ose woo r ' ).. in tl:e i a so 1 if all 1 tabic and w ere t.H- iier oi. tor agony, tsoc i"v : r- m t retir'-d to the g ird.n, to iniuige her hop- less misery. Day a 'ler day p -v-ed. Isabel gr paler, moved ab uf 'he t-.-e.i-,.' !,! served w 1 ii ' 0.1. : v 1 . ke a so.-. t 1 1 , ever a st:,.,e on soi forn sr-ahtii g a; w her wan ups. A s ran came over her, as t:,e ge. a fe irl al calmness at-lit, 1 ii'. d nupt.ai dav .ir-vv ir . -i:s. ..1 in r; I'I -iris w-r-, !:e faneiet. w a .1,1:: 1,, ei ..-sv,-.; ;. 1 i r h v .tl i .nought enoe ; her most sariguii:'- ex ecta'io the calmness of her .1 tught e v : . sii!,!iiissi,iti le her wit!, an i ere-ira ti t- W' id.ng w-:it w ;rui:i.ii g.y .!. Da iiev h.ii Ciilel, mid its an cir;.--en' rea'.-d an iat'-tvi.-w with i.ss tn't-t; 1 but olea io.g indisr.-isf on. I-abe! had ions lor L ipo.a:;i m ititter i hi i ie. h-Sir- 1 seeing hirn lie wi-ciiti.'t ml iti'-r in s o! u-' 1 1'ttJ that Isabel's eel.ngs hai! .i'et.aliv changed, and s-j exj.rv-ss'.-d him . Mrs. M jt.tf bat in the s.irw mujitier h- .1 t d herovvi tears, -i e sooth ed the dtsapir ointment of th? Captain. "T wa- onlv a girli-h fancy," t'it. g-ii. 1 a feint "t opji jsitioii. to heighten surprise ia the end. Aii would tot be ns they J"Snvi." Ahl ur.:..'er.ri g, a. a. ivov-i '.voaim aim it'!- a" mother! Little iri -rest, v of li" ang i.-h that had d 1 ie 1 up the pr sigt o life rn t; a confiding heart, L.'. tt ie dl 1 she ktiow of the fea-ful struggle that assumed calmne- c.iO. Little did she know of the et"rn resolve, the nf ml iiai cr riiusitn is all I sha.i w ar. My Lkdsgro ,:ii is very plain such ghtterraj rvb?3 wtd il.j be come mv bridal bed." ut.re purp.c '7 . "V, , T have m nt&i of ha!. eoruus," and a Mrs. Mrmtfortof iered them'aen tothecham- i r , , , , . ' . , , , large troop ot t o; iti'-'-is s, a'soued themse've berof h-rdattgner tut si.e mtgnt see t,adt- to prevent ;,v fn-ing kidnapp.I mag:.;.v--cr.t prcpara.u.u- tnai. were being i .. J. .- . ..- . -? . 1 " tit - a .... c it , . . t v t.; Kentaiian-. an J ure I Ur ia close i.iUtf. Isabel smiiea moumfnhv. ;i. s :e io.-.k ' ., . . , , , ' , . , ., , , - , !! twenty aat s before I w.n abw to b? taken e.t on the cos.iv aopa.-ei. sad saiu, "Ma -h or - , . J , . . .. . . , . - v out tor iiiii. i t,v etetuiig prior to trie truil, TS 0-..1 l,,:i.,l e.-.-a . .1 . -s.' .e . 11 u.i . j... -, J...li ni.ll.': Diy after diypis-ed, aai :L loo!;-! L-r rgred i'rorn ctisttdy fcy the decision of Judge lay dawned tha: wa? to wV.i.es the consuni -' Walker, of Madison", In.l mtion of the n-.ar.-ia . At.n rav hour the 1 Azia foiled, tr.ose. slivehol-ding Kenfack- sfi,oiiim mar.tiUii of Mr, ljwa,rt was rr-,rrn.. 'Tj.eii carriages, cniwa ry , ti 1 - i t. j . . . ; 1 ti-eds, Jathed uj lo the do.,r. au-1 siu'.hng L.-s, Enrrc-rs of happy hearts, exchanged silti'ations ia the gorgeous parlors of the happy planter. Ths T-toce ofs"tig and mirth gave wtr"g ;o the '.ours, and ihe titne wert the ceremony was to tal-.o pi ?. soon arrive k Tne mir:isser in his biaet clerlcd suit, was iaatieadanw. The Captain and Lis a. "eananLa were 0-ni.i las.j waidagjor ike en - aace of tko bride. V.'hy cae s..e no;? i traa and looiitng at her watch, sard iu a very low voice -Tm- fa'al hour has Indeed come." Her raV checks grew a shade valer. and addressing i.oiseit t her maids, she said. . making an cihot :. smile, "Ti-.auk you. dear ituh! Bu; I . "iii i :: k" a i - Li addition to h ess bek esceuding to the pat lor. and , t-ii ,,1 . , the IO e I WA'it.l u ..r,.. I!,. ! f.,r ',' ' , ' ' ' ' , r 1 vm I 1, inn.'i IIU.I t-.,', M.T,,r I i. rt surprise ki aii. ' Her bridesmaids, dream ing nougnt of t vd, retired for a short time. and when n.ov ieturned thev found her It, ug , ,- , ,, - , , - . , . . - i-'eii'ss on the co-ton. A t .ai contaitnttg a ,- f . . . . , , sma:l .luantuv of rrtt-M.' acid, tirmlv clasi-cd , 1 , .- , . . ,- ' , m her liaivJ, rcaie.l the iiK'atts bv tvlitch , . , . . , , , -. '-er tortured spirit l ;i 1 oei n freed from its , e ' ... . . , .. . , house ;t eiav. sue ha 1 la.wi., one ot the ui.i.i. 'lotiiis t't .n.rur m it i'lttil- slilvKl'IJ , - r ., . longings for the transient an i o.'iistiabie things , , . , 4 . . -,, -, this world. She had k.-tv her terrible and ,. , , w, 111-,' . , ., latal vow. She loid die ! s.-ner tfian wed the many victims of A v a -ice to a parent's iui bid man she could not ie. -K In a simply furnished apartment in the ci'v of New Orleans, a pale in t-lh-c ual voung man was seated at a smill table, with his pvcs in tonily fixed 011 an open volume before I tm. His elbow rested on the table, and his I and supported i i . head. His whole m inner was abstracted, but his mind w as evident! v no! on he pages beneath his ryes, f(1!- .is brow grew dark, as jf bitter thoughts wore at wmk in his breast. At leny'li he closed ihe b(M.k ard glanced uneai!v at ihe door; a f-n.tstep sounded on the stairs, and in a moment a ser vant knocked loudly. The young man quick iv ros anj opened tiie door, and the servant bowing obsequiously said, "Beg t Oor pardt-n, Mr. Duratij, for this un'imcty interi uplioii, but I received a letter to your adt! -essi, at a la'o hour this evening, and I felt best satisfied to bring it te your 100111 immediate! v." "Very right," replied the voting linguist, taking the letter from his ha ml, baton seeing the hand wri'ing, a deadly pake oterspread his features, and his hand shook so violently tiatl.e could with difficulty break the sea!.. As soon as he ha 1 opened the note, a sharp ci v escaped his hps. and placing his hands ov ef his oyos, he fell heavily on the floor. The i'-trcr dropped at the let t of his serv ant, who picked it up.. It was a kfer from Isabel Mo nt Tot t, giving kn itccount of her afflictions, and her fatal determination. Ernest never spoke again. The terrible contents of the let ter i.a 1 caused hi dttt'h. Isabel Motitfort sleeps on the western shore f the Mississippi, in the plain burial groun 1 f a quie. li'lle t iii .te, whil i a slender sieitt ot marble, in one ot the pubite ce me' cries ot Now Ork-aas, p ii,ar .0 tiie list resting place o: nd 1 ih' is. is m .r.ai of tha accoiiipiishe i Ltnest Lar;t:til. Viis-j e,;a Vtebstr-r' Ki.n'tien.-vn in Hy. Mos Delia A. Wehs'c: a ten. lo r from ' rmont. who. it w ill be iemcni':;e.l, wnis sentenced to the Kentucky Peisite-n'iary for rw years. f;-:ni L'iiigt..n, a few tears jlnce, op ' n e. o; r g i anlmg iv.- fo efare. and wa- par lone,) r.:f by t: e l vn rtior at ti.e eud of s X w eek-' '.Tt .'es n p.i:g le"c.r, vs hich is publish.- t i t : o N -vv Y..rk" l.,Jf;.i.,leit. It purports gsv.- h-r r . aoi-i iences in Ken'ucky -ii.ee se retnrneu t the S ae tho Second tiiii..', a few moii'hs after recit in g the Ciubernatonai p i! .ti. .-.e tini in T:i:nl;h: Mad is ,tt, and so i "s that she bought a lnigi oun'y, 0:1 the river, oy-posl;, letl iion upon it; but tha tiii enoc. ng s. to leave !ti.: . V ( s 0. S'.a'e, was e I an i when s t u- in jail. ib-eouen ie : e. use iU.l t.-e I. was arr.ss'.e, ti with grtat ciu-!'v sh- e,.- ,r; I Uj IiiUiana, mi, was pursue 1 tin el'". W .- epv her owu ter-ion f : 00. linger ot tii" story: Mr. pursuers hx 1 ,'rom certain IcU"ji:s . c,.ai en. !nv. h!" 1 :ig litem a man. -.v i.is own. tf.i-, tiiv o--.--ag.-n.-r , imn.-.- J !.i' i v after this, through i is in'.! i.e., three Oi 1 in dic't.'lelitS, tvhicn 1 1 ney had stricken !r a.-j, bv order of U, . t' m:r.on wealth-Attor-'rn f,.- d.K'ket ten vears ;" irt. were re-dx;ke'."d, and w arrant issued .ciei them for my arr"si. K iotf.ing that this r: ig'-.t apv-ar an incredible r'.itng i.a our cuantrv. i noi l ii my hands pei iect d'.ecu-tier.tai t e ..h-ii-.-s of tr.g fact, which I am U- at any time to exhibit. The GoVei iior of Kentucky, 0:1 t'.t s-re i ' h .. r'.-t.-i- iiti.c.m -it's, sent ti :.:e (iVt-.nor f .in it 'a st,. ..ia, Ueinaru ir.-s a a f.igi.ivij f.- Without any ! :."j.i,:v as to lhj mei s of tho case, the. ti vernor delivered me up. Tne I a oauiaiis, indignant at such, mi O'f :age apo't a p.ve'jl ei isen, hi I me from rr.y pursuers. Smf- n-nes t'uey seeterted nw in toe city and s.:r.ct:m;i i:i tiie countrv in a hay mow, in the wo-ji-, underbrush heaps, i.i the rye iields, in cleft of ro. ks sometimes in one place and somu tajes in anotr.er, until I ws too feeble to b- hoiger moved about. While I lay pi j.L.-a'e witii iicknes, after some twelve days search, liieotncer n-t.t track of li.e, took me off f.-oti 01c bed, peat rne ta an open buggy and drove me soma fifteen miles tir,,!s?r a scorching July bun. and after dark ma J? a daring attempt to smuggle rne across ti-e river. Here again thev were defeated. ' f.d took me Secretly to Midisoi', where tiitv .mined me in jail, to await the arrival uf th Kentucky officers. Tiie vigilant Ia-diumaus deterniined I should to, auiher requisition a-rivc 1 demanding me upon anotlterten year o4d iadh 'rnenr. C-a th.e everiing" A' the tiftof July. 10 )1. 1 .si warrants havin be-'a ttied, I was dis- -;.ias return to plunder my p eruises; and tt riaer tuise of law my house rtbbei of i s , enure contents, my tanning nteasil. are seize!. , my gram, hay, etc., are taken awav. mv c-attie and oihe" stock driven oil, and' I am ' depuved of my en tire personal propertr. even to rny wardrobe. Nothing whatever "is left itpja tlw pfaca save the growing crons, the properry seized astou.i'sng to 8t .030. ! At ikt next Circuit Coun thir writ of a 1 la-hmeotis dismiie of the offkier to ret ed.and it becomes tha daiv u.a the property t- rev ; possession. Instead of tbis, he secretly aells what had not befor been destroyed, and the slaveholders pocket the money. Are they satisfied now? So. While on a visit to my aged roothe? in Vermont, thev take, advantage of my absence, steal and sell mv crops, p . kct the nioiiey. aad when I return tk make a payment of -,000 on my place, io! I have nothing with which to make it am bereft of mv host dollar, the payment due, and I penniless. This lai Spring, to preveut my sending oa ieu iuts to tike care of the placed they broke open ard demolished six of my dweUtiij houses, and burped th.e seventh. My close confinement la -he four different prisons amounts to lt3 days, and the loss of property to $!i.O0o. You have here but the outline of my per secutions, and are at liberty to make such use of them as your superior judgment shall die t,.te. ltspvectful!y and truly yours, DELIA A. WEBSTER. Mrs. Stowe, of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" fame, appends u tiole to Miss Webster's letter, suiting that site has examined the documents in tho case, and finds them perfectly to couiitm tho narrative iu all its points. kit i. iv the Crimea, bt a KETrRN-tD Sol im a Upon one oeeaior 1 e ha need to he it; a ir. advance! to within 5') or U'O yards f one ot the liussi.in works. At this time ur behavior was so carefully watched that the top of a feather coul 1 not be shown l.r a i-e -i.it tit above the embauktuent w ithout a doz en mle bails whiziing piast it. There was an 'oi.-cr ..it the party, but he was suffering so s.-voia It finm dysentery that he lay for along O.iie i t a lalnriiig state, tviiii his head on the knees ,.f the men. While iu this s,i i prc.i.u-.ini'-nt. the fancy seized him that if In; c.ou ,i hate some hot ctke it would at oin.-w r.-li t ; him. 1 ' express.' i h is wish ; an 1 i t w-t- ! iua.1 t ier,' w is coitee in store, but no wood at hand for ihe file. Observing this difficulty, on of the priva'cs remarked that he Would soon f ir-iii-h the w.s 1. H.) seized tl pick fixe wm.-'i had been Used in the construction of the pit. an ! in tin in-Unt jumpcl from a hole. With .at tiie slightest hurry iu his deportment, he took his way to a troo that was prostrate on t..c '.round about forty yards to Ihe rear of the t-a-Miion. and, with his back to the Russians, be gan b-isure!y to pick off chips with his at". Tiie "iemy appeared fo l-e siaggered at tiis:, by the coolness of his bearing, but very soon .a leaden .storm was whistling around him i t ! all direct. ons. With perfect unconcern, l.civ :ev, r. lie Continued his operations, and w o;. j dertul o say, was untouched by the missk ?. Tiie liassian beca;ie inor'.- angry and eager, I rs an 1 must probably tired with less than their u-'.ial ca:e an 1 precision. At length they laid a large gun up -it the a Ivcuturoin woo i pfvi.'kfr, Sitid thice times a round sltot rus'." i v hizv.ing within a few a few indies of l.::n, i f'y tid.s time conceive 1 tiiat h had made chios enough for hiipjiposeso he stooped down i i.f gat i red !ht.-n together in the skirts of hi- I 'ng great coat; saunten d back thr.u.go ih - h a hoi h. i' storm and dropped info thu pit witfi his tioasiire unseat hetl, to the grea' urprio and infinite relief of his comrade-, no! seeming to have the slightest id i tha? he li.aklotie anything out of the usual wy. Lid A!" tlV TL Fi'jl IO.. 'I Wo pa. liters W,"0 ,-iiij'l. y ed to fi escort, the walls of it s.i.tgnui -t.eio ca'Jiifdra!; borh sto I on a rude ecati-dd. constructed for the purpjse, some tomv t".'; from the lloor. One of them wast-o i jit.-i t npou lit work that he lecatne wholly absorb ed in a iuiiralion; and stood oil' from the pk f.ite. gziiig.:t it with ia'eiiie di light. I .-r-g itii.ig vvheto he was, he moved brnkwaid slowly, -tviveying cntkaliy the woik of peii. ul. uiiti! he had n"arcd the very odgo oi ii..- x 'ank up ti tvhich he stoo 1. At till-, critical moment his nompaulow" f i. no 1 su Jdeiiiy around, and aimost fro.e with honor, beheld his imminent peril; another , iiisia it ar, 1 t'io e'l'iiusi'tst. would be precipka i u ;. t.he p-iv ,n ;ai ben sath; if he spoke '. ... a it would f; certain death if he hei I l.i -p'M.-e it w as e pially sure. Suddenly bu.. H-atiicd ins pres.-. ice of mind, and seizing t;et btusli tlungit iigiitistlhe wail, spatteriug the be aitiful picture with unsightly bijtehes of coloring. Toe paiuter flew forward, and turned upou his friend with fierce impreca tions, bat star ed at his ghastly face, ho listen- d the recital of his dar.ger, looked shud-o-im'y over thy dread space b"'-w, and with tear of gratitu le blessed the baud that sated i,nn. So. said a pieacher, we sometimes tpt ab fo.oed i'i looking upon tiie picture of the worl 1. and in contemplating then step Lick ". '.rds. unconscious of our eri!, wne.i the Ahii.g a y dashes out our irnaej, ani w- sprin g fof.vard io la.rieiit tiie de'struciioa into t ie oatstretclned aims of tuercy, aui a:e . ed. i.ol he di unkennesi of London, I susp-t. far n.t isceii is that of every other city. Th ginsliop exceed, I am U!d, the aggregate of all other siiops of every fcort. And the hideout population which they nourish can only b itn igtrie l by those wht have actually seen it. Women, ii seems to me, arc- the chief vic '; tiun. O tie fees more dru a ken wauua, espe cially at night in London, ihaayaa fcce where in ail the earth. It is very fasiiouab! . here ta denounce the Mine Liw.a, an in- , te feiuce with rights; but I, fir my pirt, believe ia the mpreraay f society :liat is, ; in its unquastioaable right to interfere ia th v : most stifiiui try manner with every form of private indalgeaee which impairs the pabri z 1 prosfwri'T. Another deep staia upon lh;s Lmdon streets in the enormon Bimbr oi f.-ad I fur iire woman who are seeking ti earn tiie uawotuaaly wage of shame, i'he number may nod, be actually so great hre as in c-oaiineatal cities, where a ltgilize.i proTis i ufor thm etists. but it is nverthks de p:hrablr great. L'jnJun Car., Xev York Xf-Thai was a keea reply of the bax iii i a t a litd pigmy of a man who solicited a j matrimonial connexion: "0, no," said the fair ldy, "I can't think of it for a moment. The ' fact is Joha, yoa are a little to big m be pvtin 1 i cradlt. arid and a little loo r-n.aU It put it it UJ." : ...-.,': - Ssfhe Cinc'nuaU Enquirer tells a r,t-cdote of a pious old gen'-letaan, w'ao toi l his wayward ton? not to pi, ua h-r ar. c:r "tusHf-ees. a fishinr on Sibbath; bat it the y did. by all csetnus to Liin hom? th c-h".