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isro. us smr*TjiiY sthbbt,
tween 4th «m l fttli rii-wtn,
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■ 1
rlptlon In a
o printing
•pi'cifully in
»■■<« the pi
Hl- f
.11 !
What sound is that ii
tho distant vale,
vhispeis i.
■I ev'nings tireur,
»f frosty
aught alone, save the llro-heartlfs
an conjure up into
Whore the gay and the yu
'•'Tis l who sing," boldly answered Death,
i's breath.-"
" My evening dirge on the Auti
vooiLwith vnrii
painted yoi
»f the glmioi\s skies—
With every tint
lot» tho golden s
a gorgeous Maze in the flaming west?
has sunk to rest,
an early tomb ;
rood with my frosty
And cl.'ingod the
vitli tin* tint of
And stamped the leaves
fierce mi the
Answer .I Ant
ho lefl-e all these
"Tis 1
Who stopp'd tin* thrush
I he echoes his sweetest
«tes pro
And a chaplet
the faded a
bough ?
ho all tlie-e things hav** «lone—
"It was
The wild winds loos'd—o'ershodow'd the
Whisper'd Autimn
ilo so things for
"II was 1
,C\.n (iVcifium!
ô.r the hehimtr* /w/oircr.
Writ (ai
it li at
I I'ted Ham
"To lie si
varrniit the
ce tu
1 0:11
re you that
y head oi
• opc
testify that
Harley, he k
good as my word, th.reforo if!
ich aliot
isi speak through
this South
To i
mn«I, signified as
that he might, at this j
looking ;
ictuiv, place soi
on. The y
in l«,*rpo
derstnod the
without appa
lion, slipped
which she closed
low Open pall
the iuterioi of her garments
of the fact,
making the least
particle of
in the least
iks for
Ho- ,ir.
A moi
io could deter
i*w idea had struck
if a
impatient though
pod t.i his fe
kind of business ;
thud of t-h is slo
"1 ai
ist have tin* liargaii
( know this
another, or PII clos«« il myself.
•ith tlo- whole scheme
old devil is acquainted
. and if she delays nint h longer without doing
way t(
•ith very!
I«i light
bring the yu
' !
litt I« • «li Hi
lly. - '
ske due
remind o
At t hi
lf what
; of her particular
ed h
friends, old Mag evinced symptoms ofalurm.
ho possessed a reasonable portio
the j >'
he change i
perceptive faculties, s
•is of the old wo
difference required Samuel to leave the whole ;
; he
Aoulil place Rosa ii
his Jiosse»
At this sugj
daggers at her
<d her not.
liud the house, that
id we
ip while I a
lliing ti
Ii will he productive of
il will find many an ar
- good, for old P
U.l,;n, even if wo don't
to find Rosa, did,
odoadopted livTo
it. th.- inhabitant of this depos
ed«* of merchandise
itory of many a «toi
•etl as the relic of the pedlar scene, which
uind, least a clue to
She knew that tho
ight be traced out.
riio pprpotrated the horrid
ondorfully deficient i
villnn, Roger,
«Iced was
is of this kind—se
essential ii
ul for various other reasons, the ii
cresy ;
prisonment «»f Rosa
, old Mag was not de.ur
ong the lea
With the inton
»ave herb«
cment of
lion, porhiyis, of arre
»Uly «um of th.* two she leafed, old Mag
of tlo
l walked
placod her ba. kagains^ it.
holding both her hands to
tu re.
d deliberately
; tin»«*
At the sf
prevent his dopar
" Away old wretch, I
st finish my busi
determined to have the lady
less. 1 a
forthcoming and that pretty shortly too ; it is
to fool any longer about this matter,
it is high time sho was liberated," said Tom,
with an air of determination.
The old woman trembled for the first time
in her life fre
fear. Well aware of this sud
den change in her conduct, Tom offered to
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SATURDAY, JULY 10, 1859.
VOLUME L-No. 12.
ivthing like
if she would he
reasonable in lier transi
Samuel, to obviate any difficulty that should
e, and to expedite any arrangement that
could he made stepped before tin* old woman
aud pulling ont lus ]
"If you will produce the girl within i
hour I will put fifty dollars in your hand
sight and will draw a check in your favor for
two hundred and fifty more, which will bo
paid in banking hours to-morrow."
Still the old
id :
d hesitated,
email paused
hardly knowing whether to accept the proffer
seeing her hesitate, and know
ing the chord to pull, endeavored to drag her
from the door. Fearful least her accomplice
would use rash measures to accomplish liis
design, she yielded to the proffer of Samuel,
to compromise.
" I will, for three hundred dollars, deliver
hands before morning, but
both to retire boni»
tho girl into you
1 will require yi
wait until I arrive with the prize,
cpect my pay ami I will also expect a pledge
that the whole transaction he kept a secret."
" Agreed ! That is all I desire," responded
Alien 1 will
"Mow," said old Mag, "you may take your
departure, and depend upon my fidelity for
the perfor
ce of my portion of the bttsi
growled something bet wee
teeth about being cheated to tho old wo
•ok their way
i«l they
as lie shut the door
up Third towards Market Street.
Scarcely had they got a hundred y
from the residence of the old hag, when Tom
placed his hand upon his comrade's shoulder
as if to arr«*st his attention, when he whis
o: "I have reu
•list that ol«l «levil's honesty—there i
•t like ; besides,
thing about her actions I do
*r this
cli to ho depended upon. You, go
oil to the place designated
noitre the place
some kind of villauy either upon us or the
iso extorted in them;
d I will reeo
«1 see she docs
vcment and look
Samuel nppvoved of tho
he turned up Market
ing over his shoulder
r Tom glide away within the sha"
of a hoard fenc«». What happy thoughts
d through the miml of tho young artist
at the prospect ot
street, ho
many favors, of
cle who had done him
fcrtul itself. How pleased will Ida he when
of his success, and how the recovery
effected. A merry trip to
of the lost girl
tlu* sunny South found a place in liis excited
rtist made
With a hurried step the young
his way to his little studio. He entered and
d, to liis surprise, Ida waiting to know
tho result of his visit to old Mag's domicil.—
Tho bright glow that lit up Samuel's face was
sufficient to communicate the fact that
thing had been done, which perhaps might
unveil the secret depository containing the ob
joct of their solicitude.
hardly seated before Ida iu
" Have y
to communicate which
r smiling ec
will dissipate the curiosity y
tcnanco has excited in
Samuel took her fair hand' gently in his
, and looking steadfastly in her face for ft
ent, replied:
"My answer will be very explicit"—
Before he could finish the sentence a loud
as liearil at the* door. They both
ice that Ida
if they had
lfil !
started with astonishment and before Samuel
had time to open it another, loudorthan the
former, made the door fairly shiver again. Ill
turned the key in
instant the young
the lock—the <loor oponed and in stalked old
Mag leading by the hand a young lady whose
emaciated countenance spoke the unniistak
who had suffered fre
able language of c
mental anguish. There
prepossessing about her appear
d Samuel gazed upon her n
spell bound and charmed to the spot.—
The old fiend eyed the group for a moment,
then turning to Samuel she observed :
" My contract is filled—my bargain is «•«»
Jthiug s
ml Samuel eat down and tilled |
Without a
p a cbeck fc for the stipulated
With the gusto of
i and pi
. j
• at least a •
. I
aiders he lias done a good
table action, the old woman placed it
pocket, which from the appearance, was the
receptacle of a little of everything ;
ing a ridiculous smile upon the trio
d cast
ado her
Ida busied herself in administering to the
wants of Rosa. A bottle of very delicious
produced; tlio very small quantity
of which she drank made a visible change in
her spirits. As the trio sat around that table
at midnight what happy thoughts passed
He had
through the mind of Samuel Irving,
Avhom he
important service for
indebted for
any favors,
which might, probably, raise him high in the
estimation of his kind relative. He painted
to himself, in glowing colors, the meeting that
Rosa Willis anil her 1
would take place betw
uncle, and the happy thought struck him that
perhaps it might contribute towards his
settlement in the South, a desideratum that
had excited his fancy for several years. Above
all things he loved the South—its associations
and romances hail filled his mind with glowing
pictures that could not be effaced by any
visited his
He had but
uncle in Carolina and then his stay
onod by circumstances that only added to the
interest ho took in everything Southern with
out gratifying even his curiosity. The sha
dows of Samuel's early life would frequently
give a melancholy tinge to his reflections that
required an extraordinary effort to dissipate.
While yet the pleasing circumstance of
having recovered Rosa was fresh in his mind
a dark cloud c
bygone days aroso in liis recollection and a
dull stupidity seeme to take possesion of his
his revery—
is of
In the meantime the ladies
cli other. The ec
familiar wleh
had assumed tha# feminine confidential whis
characteristic of the sox, yet
per which is
tho mild face of Rosa* bore a
owful exprès*
the privi
sion which forbade her comp
lego of being too inquisitive.
passionately fond of the South.—
Samuel fairly channel with his glowing descrip
tions of everything in that climate of sunshine
d flowers," commenced Ida. She contin
ued—"ho has many beautiful drawings
landscapes which are really delightful,
will show vou one of the most delightful c
•• 1
v—It was dm
*nts you i
scquently does
was very young ami c
exhibit that artistioal finish that his pictures
reet plac
of later date do, hut it is such a
I cannot refrain showing it to *
The young girl hastened to a drawer c<
tabling a number of paper
e she returned to her fair compi
d picking up
Tin instant llosa's eye
laid it before
caught the outlines of tho picture a
*nst he
natures ami her «lark
•nieil to sparkle again. She gazed
nth all the intensity of one wholly wrapt up
eyes s
•V of
surped the supr»:
reflections that
<1 as she
»>ry outward sense except sight
the outspread picture her hand
gaz«*.l upc
frame—still her eyes drank ii
the painting.
Every shrub
interest which something
is calculated to excite. At
ut raising h«*r eyes, she in
re than a me
length, vv
quirod :
" Young
is the real landscape
nil, to bo
I, vvliei
which this is intended t
I have seel
«1er the impress!
id; I
ewheie ?"
■thing like it s«
"Madam," replhid Samuel, that landscape
dien I was on a visit t«i the South
is takei
ps ag«i—it is very imperfect indeed
—I don't know how it is Hint Ida takes such
fancy to it.
one, at th«* tinn* l took it, I bolived j
ist beautiful I had ever h«*
to lie on« of the
held, and to telFtlio truth about the matter I
do not believe 1 have euen its superior si
pay a visit to the si
•ith the ex
hood in a tew days again, who
inoHB perhaps I
r ll
perienee 1 have had i
•o perfect drawing—at least I
•ill attempt to do the coloring a little
The y
justice than that
ins interuptecl l»y Rosa inquir
ing what part of tho South the landscape was
ul in, and upon his replying South
issued from
inn's eritieisi
to he fo
Carolina, a suppressed
instant of violent eniotic
her lips—lint
was suppref.sed by a desperate
entai effort
«I she exclaimed in tones truly touching.—
My house !
Samuel and Ida were
At, this revelatio
Although Ha
struck with astonishment,
hud been at liis uncle's a short time, a few
de any
he of his profession that
roniiting about the
years before, lie had not
tances ;Jso fond
he spent all his time i
country, drawing landscapes
with all the ardour of an enthusiast the
ous sights that might present themselves i
his rambles. Many beautiful far
gant country seats found thoir
paper without his ever taking the trouble to
«1 ele
;rs. So it. w
f the
inquire the name
a beautiful
in the present case. He had o
day rambled a short distance from his uncle's
house, without any definite purpose except
ing the gratification of his passion for draw
ing, when his penetrating eye caught the
beauties of the paradise before him. Without
making any inquiry whatever about
possessor he sat down and transféré«! it t
paper. This country seat, at that time,
tabled, (ll all her childish loveliness, Rosa
Willis—it was the tpsideuco of her undo.—
How different, perhaps, would have been the
courseofSamuel 's life had he accidently been ro
• introduced to the beautiful being
who was destined to bo the lady of the
lie was sketching. But the fates doubtless nr
nrnge everything for the host. Perhaps it might
have saved the young lady the shading of
many burning tears ; but whether it would
have added to the happiness of another being
equally as fair and n great deal more unfor
tunate is at present a matter of doubt,
! to return to o
ko completely absorbed i
| <> f «WP 1 -
jss she ever knew that hla had to call t her
j by name several times before sho was c
• had spoken to her.
I Ont .-i
. -a appear wlioly wrapped up in this
rude picture of Samuel's Miss Willis, I sup
pose it recalls reminiscences of youthful hap
piness which strike anew those sympathetic
chords th?it link inseparably together child
hood's innocent hours with years of maturity?'»
" Every thing connected with this picture
has tho tendency to awaken remomberanees of
scenes which are too vividly portrayed to pass
my observation without a passing sigh,
is the garden in which I have spent so many
happy hours with all the shrubbery that I
«1 to have the sole arrang
That veranda
embowered ii
clothed in twining verdure, has often been the
place of retreat for tho gay friends that spent
lather beneath my uncle's hospit
able roof. What pleasures stole around my
tho - happiest of
the happy. Not an unpleasant thought pass
ed through my mind—
marred the unalloyed joys that continually
the war
»rroding cares
; my companions. Friends of lightheart
ed nature, spent days and months
a star in a constellation of
of the sorrt
s of this
beings that knew
world. How changed is my situation ! 1 shud
der at the idea. Hero I am in a distant land;
to console
•datives to shed for
dcome the ponitant home."
Rosa uttered these sentences with a stoic
in my dis
a tear or
b friend^ save y
Not a single tear moistened her
eyes ns she recalled the scenes of her former
It appeared that the fountain of mental
anguish had been dried up—that the deep
; of the
recesses of the heart contained
floods of affliction which had been recently
freely drawn upon.
larked attentif
Samuel listened with
d fretiuent ly
the words of the lady
d elicit a
tho idea pop into his head to try
portion of the history of hei; misfortunes, but
delicacy forbade such intrusio
But, female cur
ed quiet on that subject,
osity is not so easily gratified
long in learning the whole particulars froi
The history of her early
colors of the most glow
i, lips.
life she portrayed, i
ing characters that fancy or a fruitful imagin
ation could command. That part touching
upon Roger's conduct after they nrriv< l i
rns filled with a fearful doserip-,
Samuel and
tion equaled 1 only by its reality.
«d every
terest and the grey streaks of morning wen*
peroeptnblo before they "foul retired to bed.
That was a sleepless morning to Samuel.—
Tho mind of man cannot alwa
at his will ;
obey tho m;
thousand thoughts of a pleasing character
revelled in his
s bo composed
îor will sleep, at
restlessly upon his pillow.
It is not always
th.* most disagreablo reflections that disturb
Pleasing rev
outly absorb our attentions, enchanting the
mind with bright pictures of the future, thus
preventing tho «I
ion. Samuel wai
•sy God fro
dons that India«!
delinking; that he had
achieved a great
utter dog.
aud by this action ho had performed
being fro
probably saved a hum;
,1 will
cle whose gi
he was anxious
to perpetuate,
with this reilectioi
cy built
any lofty castles in tho air ; his mind's cy« 1
d beautiful landscapes,
saw Southern palaces
perhaps, at his disposal ; and a hundred
d pros
bright images of future happiness
ritli himself
parity llltted across his sleepless brain. No
as Samuel Irving.
was giMiug with golde
ing, with all its beauty
'' ast a,H ^ *lio ros Y
a waking world
had spread its
•re closed ii
before his eyes w
near at
the stu
The hour of retributive justice is
; she sat alone i
hand, thought Ida,
die» of the
•xt day after tlo;
g artist tin*
had, o
release of Rosa.
romised to deliver into her bauds the
rho had attempted her ruin at tin*
«I almost the
e to have another inter-;
s tin* day
lmgnio. This
hour when they w
to tlu* accomplishment of her
How sluggishly did the hours w
away as she watched with
dial of the clock ; counting every tick
ious evo the
cl I ici I
ln»r bosom. Eleve
almost funod an echo i
the nppoint««l time had hardly mailo its last
stroke before the long expected knock of her
accomplice made the door shake again. His
admission was tho
vork of a
co seated sho
business manner the
ry arrange!
to carry into execution her plans.
" If you please the place and time this
rill not be bother« 1 «!
evening where
intrusion." Demanded Ida exibiting a
siderable degree of anxiety.
" At ton o'clock to-night ii
tho United States Arsenal—lot no oi
the hemp lot
o lie
; I will he prepared for the occ
with y
and he shall do y
with a determine«! expression.
,1 i
thi„ K I
rill yon induco him to
" Tom,
there ?"
"Uo is
fearful of a prossecutioi
have induced hit
make it up; it is to bo done, ii
without any witnesses on his part."
" Let every thing bo done ii
lined that Samuel shall kno
eot yt
iy presei
about it until the affair is settled.
1 long
»venge and you alone, it appeal's,
in tin* gratification of my desire
•iosity was very much excited to
Tom's ci
f vengance she
•hat kind
jak upon her destroyer. But there
going to
•mild ro
the evening
one thing oertai
venl the whole secret and tho consequents—
perhaps, fearing he would not receive a satis
refrained making any
Ida's mind was firmly fixed
further inquiry,
upon her favorite
justice herself; i
she continued making her ;
carry it into execution.
the least.diffidence
d witlio
my part that
not comport with a full appreciation of the
injuries I have received, at the hands of this
aider tho villan
" Make
•lien I c
iserable wretch my reus
ies of this
der this in
shaken for the time ; perhaps
fluence I may be induced to do him a serf
ill not ho accountable for my
duct towards him—my reputation, my char
acter lias been pointed by bis vile touch—it
•e than justice that I should
;t him untrammoled. Tom I do not wish
is nothing
tide oeoaelon—all I nak is for you |
au d ;
»•self accountable tor what
to consider yt
I may do
to bring to
e suitablo place this mai
are free."
then 2
internpted Ida to hope that no personal
injury should lie done Mr. Raymond ; for base
as ho*
ything of
he had never «lone
l iminal character before.
Ida continued :
"If you have any qualms of consc
matter, let the meeting pass ;
about it. . I, who have suffered
il say no
•so th;
death, by liis villanous
endeavor to bring him tojnstico myself.
derer, although stained deeply
with the blood of his victim may escape th«
vigiliance of the law, for a time, but stern
the cnlprit
the end, ferrit
justice will, i
Hi* who tramples upon unprotected innoce*
il employs the most desperate means to
hun0»lc being will
ruin the happiness of
assuredly ho taught that providence protects
the weak and shelters tho disconsolate. When
the dark "deeds Of that miserable wretch a ray
themselves before my mind a cold shndder
chills my blood—my brain burns witl^ fevered
boat and my heart throbs with palpitation
d excitement. 1 long for that meeting
which will place
equality with him.
to!The differot
ce between o
i'diiii! by the justice of my cause, and the
rill stveiigtl
nerves for the ocf
ion. I know the <•
»• in daylight ; for that roast
j shades
j bo not already steeped too deep in the dye of
should lie gratified ii
ver our affairs in tho dark. Tho
y hide many blushes if lie
nocesSary to carry into
of lies
ere duly revol
vod hi her mind, and Tom was fully commis
sioiieil to bring to the appointed place the lib
a day of excitement, hut night
line. It wa
might bring with it many pleasing sensations,
i hours roll ;
How earnestly did sin* watch the tedious
their apparently slug
mtion her de
j gish wings ! fclio dared not
• her fair companion,
to Si
sad lot, she was dull
hut h
■ rolled slow ly aw ay and night came
tin* desired opportunity to revenge her injtt
ent itself. At the ap
rès about to p
point«*«! In
the hemp lot, near
•l unprotected. The
sually dark and rather damp.
• she Wl
tin- Arsenal,
■.•«mid la- <1 ««seemed hut a short dis
•tiug herself behind H
I» against the rope walks,
that lei
ained perfectly «inlet.
It. is at
j sod vo
j crisis as this that the real heroine exhibits
While yet the darkness of night «lw
! itsi'll'.
of the
round oi
•,t fem
inino of her sex, the spirit of revenge
«1 strengt hones
lightens «
. Sim feels that the
her eompopiti
; tendril i
•Is of her
ong.v-she has received, at the lu
*mv cannot he remedied this si«lc of the
;e, and revenge the sweetest of all
I .'"•! ■ is only left to lie administered by her.
many things, is
mu, though
iV(»nk ii
: ami while Ida
dug of Tom, i» her
railed for the cor
i voiced many summary sehe
es of vci
sidered herself capable
each of which she e
hi.l rolled
J of executing. A1
iwa.v after tlic appointed time before tho well
«•e of Tot
ay—keep hold of my
j " Follow close this
! coal or perhaps you r
•self ill the
my find vo
A-are of it.
hour ago, and I hnv'nt
lised to ho hetc
.-«»id ; if it
the least doubt she 1ms kept her
j-hadn't been forth« delay of old Mag, in let
• • • ould have been all over by
mversation as be
1 bis time. Was T
turned tin* corner of tho rope walk
icealed Ida.
before the hoards that «•<
ment of suspense unparalled in the
But not
•odid the idea
history of her lift«.
her to retreat from her fixed purpose.
icence to triumph over
riumpli should place
Now is thö tii
ic for ii
evoit if that
her upon a par with the villnn, thought Ida
her hiding place, and
ivretoh who had destroyed
•ged 1Ï
as she ei
stood before the
dness her only parent
her hoi
id in the ho
of adversity triumphed over
n of the
j her i
lost villanous
icence by
the category of crimes.
ort hat shook
darkness of night, hid the Ire
! t lie nervous compositio
of tin* libertine as
! lie felt—although ho could
jects—he stood i
it descent ob
nee of
puliating circam
he had
ly wronged that
could be coined for
actual experience that
ordinary woman and nothing he droad
<*d more than this meeting. She was the first
to open tho conversation, She commenced:
i meet, hut I
apprehend tin* circumstances are rather dif
ferent from those of our last meeting—at that
j time you had tho advantago of mo—to night
I tho advantage is on my side—your life is in
11 'Y l* RU, 1s—it is discretionary with me alto
it to account or not.
" Young man,
gether whether I lur
* you of tho fact feel this pice
steel ; it his been steeped i
very small scratch would prove fatal.
George held out his hand,
and touched tho
if by instinct
etal ; he tYombie like
aspen leaf.
Ida roe
her# unpre
pared for any emergency—my object was to
have justice, and I
:ur, to have it. I do not know that to
life would bo of any advantage to
e, therefore it depends upon circumstances
*d to bring to my aid this formid
" Yi
perceivo I did not
determined, lot what
ake y
whether 1
ahlo weapon."
George uttered not a word. He felt he was
in the presence of a desperate being who
would, if he did not acceed to her wishes,
carry into execution her threats. He had felt
against his bare palm tlio cold steel that the
ifljured girl declared had been steeped in a
subtle poison and he firmly believed that sho
After a desperate effort lie stammered be
his shivering teeth :
; it if ho failed to do her bidding.
• wish ! What do you want
mo, that you Imre me brought at tins
dismal hour of the night to this liiedcous
spot ! If you have any business with
" What is y
* hear it and go.'
; my business
' ' Bo patient young
ritli you will be of short duration, but it will
whole attention and require all
demand yc
your energies to transact it.
of the word,
every se
villan—1 have become acquainted with y
past, life, and I find that tho way„you have
is only equalled by your conduct
Tho tirno has c
towards others.
• horrid career must end, but not your
I lia«l thought of taking that, but upon
the blood of
reflect i
I would not have
a murderer upon my head. My satisfaction
shall bo of a different kind. 1 will place
rk upon you, that the world
know you and shun you as a pestilence. No
more victims of the brothel shall
the instrument of their destruction—no, the
hand of
you have injured worse than all
will prevent^the reoccurrence of any
cenes like that of tho bagnio."
Tho libertine would fain have made his us
cape but tho hand of the girl rested upon his
shoulder, iu order
apprise her of any
ent ot the kind. He little dreamed
what punishment was in store for him,
all hazards ho would have
ished fro
presence. Still ho trembling stood while Ida
" 1 have a paper here I desire you to copy
into your hand wr.ting
to it. In order to prevent any delay upon
the subject I have brought writing mate
rials with
excited continued:
r name
as well
implimeuts to strike fire. We will retire into
s the necessary
this old building and strike a light."
s perfectly acquainted with
• in tho Rope walk led
every nook
tho way and struck a light. Ida still kept
her hand upon the shoulder of the libertine
for fear he might give her the slip before he
commenced copying the document,
is done in a trembling hand. After the
iting was completed she read aloud :
"I, George Raymond, of the borough of
Wilmington on tho 20th day of September,
rill and accord, take
this method of publishing to the world my
villnnous conduct in destroying, by fire the
house of Madam Strickland, and abducting
, of my
her daughter, Ida Strickland.
That, I
also, by tin* aid of
old ami aban
to said Ida
Strickland a narcotic, under the influence of
which I triumphed over her innocence. To
all of which 1 hereby confess.
In order to give the foregoing full force and
credit I hereunto allix my
, Aid l.avo K ivi'
G boro e Raymond.
Georg«; seemed paralized, at the import of
as Ida road it; hut the deed had
«1 the paper
and placed in the bosom of the girl.
" Are y
Muttered the y
the document
been done,
gly folded up
for tho present?"
with an imploring
«lone with
" Not <juito yet," replied Ida, I have o
seat yourself on that block until.I fulfill my
promise and then you may go
your old kennels of vice and pursue tho vile
course marked out for you, by destiny,"
George mechanically obeyed.
Ida placed her hands upon his head as if
going through s
The libertiuo was mute ; lie «lid not
know what to do. Ida's eyes flashed with
linary brightness, and her face bo
s flushed with excite
hand remained upon liis head she slipp«*d the
otlioi into her bosom and something bright
Hashed before the eyes of Tom,
stunt George Rnymoml sprang high i
while a terrific scream rent the old building.
The blood gushed from his head i
Tom was hoftor struck : ho was
•o to request of you, ami that is to
r steri
t. While one
d i
tho air,
ider the
impression that murder had be«;
But Ida, who wai
real damage «lone
aware of the
made him acquainted
witli tb<; true state of the case. She had
promised upon tho banks of the Brandy wine
that her vengeance should
r it
I previ
far as to take his life,
not go
had been wreaked, he saw, by
of«ly iv.,),
off close to his head.
Th«» wound bled- profusely and Ida busied
herself in dressing it. She had brought every
thing necessary with lier to stop the blood,
of his er
aud it was not long before the party was
reaily to return to their respective homes.
In bidding George adieu she requested him to
leave WHmington and let his hair grow to
hide his loss. This accident to Goorgo Ray
mond inauguraed the fashion of wearing
soap locks. She also state that it had been
her determination to murder him, but up
reflection her better nature overcome her pas
sion and she determined upon leaving a mark
upon him that would constantly remind him
of liis bad conduct. Her advice to him, upon
parting is worth preserving, and should be
remembered by all those who care less for the
happiness of others than tlu* gratification of
their own desires. It was as follows :
"Young man, the world is all before you—
full of gaity .nnd happiness, go forth and
joy it. Bright spirits will bo proud of y
acquaintance and society. Virtue points to a
thousand innocent amusements, untainted
with porffdity and crime. Your's may yet he
a happy lot ; fortune in profusion has lavished
her blessings upon you, and it now remains
to he seen whether you are capable of appre
ciating her favors or not. While yet youth
and beauty are yours, you can build up that
character you have so wantonly abused
bo the admiration of y
tho evil ways you have been so prone to fol
low, and turn to the paths of virtue and rec
titude ; for they alone lead to honor, distinc
tion and happiness. The artificial pleasures
produced by your dissipation will not lie du T
rable ; old age and remorso of conscience will
bring many sad reflections and unpleasant
reminisences. Y'ours has been a course of
unusual debauchery and crime ; to reform
extraordinary effort
will require
part, therefore if
good opinion of yc
my warning voice—it is the
lias felt keenly tho shafts c
to regain the
lice of
f adversity, anil
who has nothing to gain by yc
As tlii* is the last time I evt
r reformation,
shall behold
to forsake tho evil
id set
conjure y
company you nightly associate with
example to others, proving that a
matter how far he has fallen, is capable of
triumphing over every obstacle and becoming
himself again."
The girl shook her enemy warmly by the
hand and took her way to her residence, where
she found her friends very much
about lier absence. The whole story of tlu*
hemp lot, near the Arsenal,
Samuel and Rosa before they retired to bed,
for tlio niglit.
duly told to
The next morning found Samuel Irving
tho two ladies busily engaged
rangements for thoir iloparturo to the South.
A fefle hundred miles of a journey then, was
not like a journey
steam coaches had not sprung into existence.
The old fashioned mode of travelling, required
something like three weeks'to make the jour
. Stoamboats and
*y between Wilmiugtf
and Charleston :
consequently tlio preparation for such a jour
ordinary piece of business. While
the work of packing was going
ly did the transaction of tho night before flash
across the mind of Ida Strickland ! But the
how vivid
done—tho article was written in his
hand, and she had it in her possession,
s quite a gratification to her. Yet the
idea of having mutilated liis person, would
have pleased Uut few .*
the author of it.
On the other hand, Samuel was in high
spirits at the thoughs of conveying hack to
her native place, one of the fairest daughters
of South Carolina, who had been led astray j
by the wiles of the tempter. What a happy !
meeting, thought he, will crown my second !
visit to my friends.
Bright wore tho anticipations of the outhu-1
siastic artist, ns h*> thought of tho beautiful i
scenery that had dazzled his imaginati
when he
•ed through tho flowery fields ami
along the
eamlering rivulets ;
vhere the
song of birds:
•le the morning ring with their
elody ; while ho imagined the odoiir
of the flowers, was yet Bweet i
«îuestered sjiots where he had spent so many
happy ho
the si
itirenient, lie forgot every
thing to dwell in pleasing revery
captivating to tile.youthful
of nature.
composition I i
■o, ;
nature, |
rdent lover
The past, the present— une
ncctcd with his i
ages of the natural grt
iIiMir of South Carolina, held no rentiug nook
In the liuim
there is
less a spirit of
which being a part and parcel of
giveaglowlngtingoto natural objeots that fasci
iml with pleas- j
of the cataract, the sweetest kind of |
dianting music ;
nato every sense, and fills the
ing fancies.
This spirit of romance hears i
es in tin* varied j
- j
tints of the rainbow, the most exquisite he
ty ; the waters utter a language perfectly in- j
teligiblo to his enraptured senses, ami the
dense foliage of the forest* varigated by the !
hand of*Aut
, I«
ritli this !
; of the
st be
tiful pictures imaginable.
•1 was unusually endowed
love of the beautiful; his [iinaginatio
•diiiary character ; possessing 0
both a taste and talent for painting,
ing cultivated the art
e of
extraordinary «le- '
of liis years, he
longed ft
quirements. That his visit to his
opportnnity to display liis a« -
give him that opportunity, as well as the fur- :v
tlier •cultivatio
of his friendslup were i
ong I
tin* brightest of his fancies.
This visit might, perchance, be the
of his raising the
•h desi
ed fuiuls to con
ate his long desired t
i giving him a charnu to study some of the j
ster paintings of Italy, an opportunity he v
• through Europe;
had longed for.
While many bright pictures of the futur«*
the imagination of the young .
artist, the mind of Rosa Willi
differently 1
imployod. She fancied to herself the scene I
that would oc
îeting her guardi;
«1 relative, ami deeply did she
false step she had by rashness
taken. At times she would revolve the sub- i
joct of her return in her mind, with many «*
j eut ures
regret the
- [
to tho manner in which she would j
sur- j
be received, and doubts of almost ;
mountable character, would frequently pre
sent themselves. To disipate these, she had
her power to argue her
self into the belief that a full expos
elopen^nt had been made,
his mortification,
used every effort i
e of her
Perhaps to hid«*
much" as possible, her
uncle had said little
nothing about her <lc
parturo—or at farthest—ho
y only have
committed the secret to Mr. Watson and his •
family, who would undoubtedly keep it lock- j
ed within their
Unconsciously would the bitter tear start
from her dark eye at the recollection of the
past, as if casting a shadow over lier fu
turn, brooded gl
thoughts. She could Soareely roe
self to tho idea of
ily and heavily over her
mile her
had done such injustice, aud whose liappino
she knew must have boon placed in
duct. But before she could for
jeopardy g
any resolution upon tho subject, tlio voice of
Ida nriinrmiqhorf l.,-,- ti.nf h' i
. nt,moiu8,, ed her that tlio stage was unit- !
in ß* 1 a
passing notice—roll,
, the first !
by her m
The preliminaries being arranged, they
safely «sconced iu what
termed a slight improve
fashioned diligence, rolling -a
bliug trot to the sunny South.
ight be
the • old
The tedium of a stage travel is of two little
interest to
roll ; tumble and
s, exchange mails ew... ,
miles by tho way of variety—was all that j !
away the tedious time, until tlio weary ;
pTaco that Rosa
«1 Roger had stopped at
the night of the elopement.
Here things began to wear a familiar look,
the strange ground had been passed, and the {
houses where Ida had frequently visited, and j
,, , . - . » , . . . „ „
tlio «tores-t winch she had spent mm, a
dollar w/tifir shopping, awoke sinisations of a t>t
peculiar, and, in no wise, pleasing oliaracter.
As tho stage rolled along to its «topping i
, , . " ... .
acc, it passed the very inn at which they 1 ^
had spent the first night in the history of her
misfortunes. • •
of awful anxiety ; anxiety which was but the ,
prelude to scenes of horror and suffering? both
ad to '
her escape' fmnj her guardian, to what, she j
believed, would bo her eternal happiness ; she
thought of nothing but eluding tho pursuit of ! ro
'ho»» «I» f»««*««. »-'Klrt oboy tho mandat., of j
her best friend. How differently did she lodk ,
upon tlio matter now !
with the bitter and withering testimony of j
, .... I
experience, on her side, she saw.ami appre- 1
ciateil the wholo truth. The fact of her leav- )
' giv- !
ing him information of her departure appeared :
. . - .. r !
-after mature reflection-Uke a cnmtnal of- •
»"*» f
A slight tre
s she recalled the recollections of that night
er the nerves of Rosa
of body and mind, which she
s desti
having «lone anything w
at that time, her only trouble was to makqi.
ing a kiud protector, without so much
She fancied that it would he almost a
to meet the friend eln^had
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i ins
j grossly wronged, and whom v U ew haJ
suffered, almost as much mental nngn.g-»
she had on her aêcoiiRÎ.^.
cd at jts~pni ^of de s
to put upTrnn
ight, she repaired immediately to her
•I gave vent to her feelings in a flood of tears,
»h an occasion as this, that the
OVer-burthened heart finds relief from solitude
and tears ; the only cure that can effectually
relieve the mind from tho oppressive load of
aflliction that weighs it down, and continues
to oppress until the fountains of tho heart are
broken up.
The next morning by private conveyance,
their way to Samuel's
qle's residence, where Rosa intended stay
ing until her uncle should bo apprised of her
When the stage ar
j t ination, and where they w
It i
the travellers wt
fast drawing
The shades of evening
the day to a close, as the coach drew up at a
gate before a beautiful mansion, embowered
in slnubery. Large trees of different species
wore planted along tho walk that led to the
in front of the house, on which several
seated, enjoying a
j pi az
! ladies and gcntleme
! social evening.
The light merry laugh betokened unnloyed
happiness, nud tho loud vociferations spoke
i plainly how
gratified with
'll they
their amuse
How differently were the feelings of
tho party who had just descending from the
s she heard one of the spectators of the
party exclaim—"Rosa Willis !"
It was tho venerable old geutlomnu who
had promised—in the veranda of Arthur Wil
lis—to do all i
niece. !h
e of
his power to restore his
oust ho have been elated when
«tyhew ami the two Indies
shed team of joy.
g gent lemen and ladi«*s—who were
qua in ted with Rosa, gathered
I i u *v and gave her a hearty welcome, which
; too often is betrayed by indifference. Sothor
| ners know nothing of that species of dceep
•e prevadeg worldly
There is a kiud of warm.
he beheld his
The old
alight !
mostly a
tidn, which, in
j iminded people.
iieartedness qj^uit th«*m
| instinct—that is to he fo
species of natural
where but in
j the southern portion of tho ynited States.
j s a part of the country in which true liospi
ivithout that haughty
» mol his dependence.
Mr. Wat
j tality is to he found,
reserve that makes
Tho welct
d the company assembled there, inspir
| ed her with confidence. She knew that Mr.
! Watson possessed her uncle's respect and
jquainted with all liis so
sinall degree to
d remove from her face
consequently w
s. This contributed in
vo her spirits,
' that melancholy expression,which hadposses
sion of it over since she had left the homo of
In many respects, Rosa ap
her childhood.
poured tho si
* to her friends, but their was
In her manners,
been in Delaware, had
ce and eon
ious altérât ic
I short period she hat
«hange her appear
South Ca
li lifetime of romance i
,iuet tlin
s t«i her departure she
j thoughtless girl,
v <
—aud property speakiuu
months hav« inte
A fei
of «•xtraordi
ary reflection ; reflection taught by that hit
ter experience which too often blights the
. brightest hopes Instead of teaching
rul lcs
•ival of Rosa changed tin* aspect of
! affairs at Mr. Watson's mansion.
The gay
company, after exchanging affectionate ctvil
ti«*s with prodigality, retired to thoir respective
es, ond Rosa ;
d her friends were left t<
[ enjoy the society of Mr. Wats
j ily. At the request of Rosa, her uncle was
j not to be apprised of her return until .the
and his fuin
next «lay.
Miss Avouia Jones gives the following sketch
incidents of her life in California,
Of S(
which she details with much freshness.

copy from the Richmond Enquirer :
"Yesterday wo s
of life. So far wj hail only s
'litirely new ph
the Burface
the mining,
went down,
diggins, but
far below the earth. Before
e of the proprietors, Mi. Seymour» dressed
Our party consisted of three ladies
US up.
and two gentlemen, and y
a hard looking crowd. We w
hoops ;
men's India rubber
lioads done up 'uig
eoats and boots, and
g er .f ( igbtog, in cotton clotli. Then we w
into a large shed where they have a ste;
engine, and you see the commencement of a
i railroad track which suddenly disappears into
! an j ntt , nsü iy dark hole. On this track
1 a low, almost flat ribbed planking
wheels. t)n this thing wo sat down, tliu gen
tlemen holding tho Indies. The word
given and away we sped into this dark hole,
down an inclined plane, at an angle of forty
five degrees, for (JflO feet. I expected to bo
not in the least ; in fact I
novel. When
wo got off the truck, we found ourselves in
alley way, beamed and hoarded on all sides.
Those alleys extend in al! directions, and
have to sloop all the time in walk
* Mother could not stand the strai
re left her seated on a pile of
! dirt, talking to a miner. We were all provi
' ded with candles, and such a trip as we pas- .
soil through. First, we went along the rail
j road track, in deep mud, and then along alley
s, where the decomposed granite i
had to crawl
hand; and knees, then,
frightened, but w
liked it, tho sensation
, —
j ! ow »
; back s
{ soft, -but dry. Sometimes
j through a hole *
again slide through ieet toremost. k was
i,„ r a work, hqt very funny, ami I never laugh
t>t i s0 mud* j
"At last wo got through into quite an ope
i )>'»«•. ' rlli1,11 Mr. Seymour had Itod for
that morning ; it was a most ridiculous sight
1 ^ us thoroughly exhausted, seated o
.„q,, ( ,f with candles in our hands. Mr.
Seymour dug us a pan of dirt apiece, which
•Ided sixteen dollars each when they were
shell out. -We ai;« going to have orm
ade' for our watch©»-. After wo had
, W<J 8 tai'tod off again. It was tlio
over wlurt'uver we went. After a time, w
' got hack to mother ; tho truck c
earn© up. H» going up yoi
re about ^.o slide off. After
p we went into th'« wash house to see th
They have large troughs through
which the water rushes, carrying dirt and
j stom , s w j t j t it. The water is impregnated
with quicksilver, which makes the gold sink
! ro tho bottom, aud it latclms un.br rüd»tl
j pil^f wood aro r'isod, amf tin-watm
, oan q ea nway „.p t j lt , dirt and stones, leaving
only the gold. The entire mining country is
j inter, 1 looted with those Hume», ' , ''
I treeeela. which look like immense suspension
1 s tlten running aloug tho ground or
) disappearing in the sides of the hills.
! "They have another mine here,
: go down in a bucket, but a
! there last week, anil I don't wi
• uk „ , Ms itinerating business ; h
the frightfully dusty roads, w*
f nothing to complain of. How
1 y
y life.
e thing
feel as it
«1 we c
rhere you
as killed
to go.
d have
r. if we ci

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