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BY W. A. LEE AND IIUGII WILSON. J . ' ABBEVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 3, 1859. VOLUME VII.?NO. 5.
TIIE VOICE OF OLD TIME;
THE FOUR PILES OF GOLD BINGS FOR
It was with mingled feelings that Mnrion
Ellesmere retired to lier room the night
before her wedding. A light cloud of selfreproach
rested on hei inind ; a cloud so
light that she scarcely knew whence it rose,
or would have been aware of it* presence?
but for the shadow which it cast over her
spirits. Iler sistei's smile, as she bade her
rr,?w1 oil hri,.l.ln.uo
From the Southern Field and Fir aide.
BALLAD AT SEA.
BY W. OILMonK SIMMS, ESQ.
?The jewel'd breast of night
Swells calm beyond tlie breeze?
While, like a bird, we take our flight
0'?r wild and lonely seas 1
Yet many a prayer is given,
To ward the tempest's wrath;
And hearts laid bare to Ileaven,
(Dear hearts! sweet hearts I)
Send blessings on our path 1
One home, I know, in sleeping:
One dear, sweet cottage home !
Ah 1 there, one henrt is weeping
Within a silent room !
Her fancies follow fast my flight?
Shestrains her eyes throughout the dark,
And shuddering, fears, in storm und night,
(Sweet heart 1 fond heart!)
That wild seas wreck my barque 1
Ah, me! liow still we doubt,
Even of the hope pos?ossM ;
As ruby lips will perk and pout.
Though nlea?ed to be caressed !
A sudden doubt, if weeping now,
That loved one watches snd and lone;
A jealous fancy racks my lirow?
(Frail heart! false heart I)
Am I forgot as soon as gone t
We vex our henrts witli idle f^ars ;
For, all 1 too well we know how soon
The smile will chase away the tenrs,
To loving memories such a boon?
And thus we doubt if they are sad.
The distant dear ones whom we fly;
We fancy that each fane i? glad,
(Vain hearts! falso hearts !)
With thoughtless joy in every eye!
That. through the guy saloon they rove.
While mirth and music glad the sense
Ilear other lip* ill speech of love.
To other hearts make recompense ;
That, circled hy a stranger's arm*,
The faithless loved 0110, shaming both,
To other words of pleading warms?
(Frail heart! false heart!)
And all forgets her plighted troth !
Let me not doubt the maid I love :
Yet, ah! what hours of true delight,
Would 1 to fortune now forgive.
To know she sorrows through the night !
lltfnrs rising winds with rising tears,Watches
<jach cloud-wreath through the
And in her chamber, pale with fears,
(Sweet heartT dear heart!)
Weeps the slow, weary night aw 113*!
Orr IIATTEiias, May, 18U-.
WRITTEN FOR TIIE INDEPENDENT PRESS.
THE DBUNKABD'B HOME.
Tune?" Old Folks at Home.1'
Sad, ?ad! it my poor-heart, and weary
Lonely am I,
How sll>w the cheerless /lays and dreary,
Mournfully they pass by ;
Always thinking of the s?d to morrow,
Bitter tears will flow.
Still sitting in my home of sorrow
Thinking of my da}-* of woe.
Chobua.?Once I hod a home of gladness
But now, lost to me,
Now, 'tis filled, with grief and sadness,
Ohl how I mourn for thee.
Once happy in the cheerful dwelling
Edwin was kind.
Bat now, my heart with anguish swelling,
Frays for a better time;
Once how I dearly loved to meet him,
At the cottage dooV,
But now, my wretched heart is beating?
For me, be smiles do more
Chores.?Once I had a home of gladness, <?c.
One hope within my heart is swelling
God is kind
He will hear me, in my humble dwelling,
Happiness. may yet be mine.
All my hope is in the blessed Saviour,
lie it my trust.
And ill who pray and seek his loving Savour
purely will be blest.
Cbobus.?Once I had a home of gladness, &o.
Human Life.?Ab ! this beautiful world.
Indeed, I know Dot what to think of it
Sometimes it is all gladness and sunshine,
and heaven is not far off; and then it
changes suddenly and it is dark and sorrowful,
and the clouds shut out the sky. In
the lives of the saddest of us there arc
bright days like this, when we feel as if wc
oobld take this great world in our anna.?
Then com? the gloomy hours, when the
fire .will neither burn in our hearts or on the
hearths, and all without atid within !s dismal,
cold and dark. Believe,, every heart
has its secret sorrows which the world
Icdows not; and oftentimes we call a mat]
Cold :when ho ia only and.?Longfellow.
Why ih4? man eating soup with a CotIi
f" jfker another kissing bis sweetheaftrt
-Jtayou give it up?
Becanae it takes so long to get enoogl
rvlbe first petticoat mentioned^n history frsi
iforit bf a hoy. It is recorded that S^m
oalV Mother * made him a little cool" anc
'tori t>etier8 ^,.gene?jfr,^tya-Bpe
6""" ? ? nn VI ijjunit "
should there ho less joy in heart of the
bride of Atherton? With her long, fair
hair over her shoulders, and her eyes shaded
by her hand, Marion sat in her own
arm chair, and gave herself up to thought.
" To-morrow ? day long hoped for, and
yet half'dreaded. I am at last indeed on
i the eve of that great change which must alter
the whole current of my life! What
new duties! what responsibilities! Hut
he ever will be near to guide, to encourage,
to make the path of duty delightful to me.
T shall lean on him and trust him. I am
indeed the. most blest of women in his love.
I would not change my lot, no not to be
empress of the world. And yet"?Marion
heaved a deen si?rh. nluiiH as she was. with
| the still night mound licr ; the color ro-e
| to her cheeks, as if in indignation at Iter*
j self?"and yet I am not worthy to bo his
wife ! lie, whose spirit is so pure, so lofty,
so far above the world and all its vanities,
could title or riches, or anything raise
! hiji ? When I am beside him, how deep|
ly I feel this; I seem to breathe a purer at*
! mosphere, see tilings as they really are ; but
i when I am surrounded bv olhcts, then?I
! know not how it is?but there is an influence
I which tliey exercise, an almost insensible
I power?trifles move me. I know them to
be folly and vanity, yet I cannot despise
' thorn as I ought to oil. Oh ! how weak I
J am, how worldly ; how unworthy of him !"
| Million sank on her chair and her long
I lashes were wet with tears.
She sat long, her liplit burned low, every
j sound in the liutise was stilled. Presently
thvi walls of tier Apartment seemed to recede
around her with the same indistinctness of
a dissolving view ; marble pillars arose on
! everv side, gradually assuming form and
size, while tho cm pet on which Marion's
fent had rested spread into a wide pavement
of Mosaic. And Mai ion was no lutigfrr
j alone ; a strange form was beside ber, of
I more than human stature and mien, unlike
i .. . /. . .... .. - .
inatoi mortal man. His long silver hair
gave to him the appearance of age, l?nt an
unearthly fire glowed in his deepest eves,
from beneath the while eye-brows which
overhung them. I113 dress was dim and
instinct, ever changing in form and hue;
now dark as the lowering thunder-cloud,
now like the while mist which curls
around the mountain anon tinged with the
dying tints of the rainbow. In his hand
the old man erasped a scythe, dark and
glittering. Marion felt that she was in the
presence of Old Time.
" Look, lliere !" ho exclaimed ; and the
strange tones of his voice sounded like the
wind through the articles of a ruin. Marion
beheld before her what appeared to be
an altar of white marble, sculptured and
festooned with many colored flowers, of a
fragrance not like those of earth.
" What see you ln-foro you ?" said Time,
what glitters on yonder marble ?"
"I see nothing but pilan of bright golden
rings, like that which I shall wear to-morrow,"
replied Marion. It was strange that
in the presence of such a companion she
felt neither wonder nor fear.
" And are they all alike ?" said Old Time
"AH are alike, savothat ihey are divided
into four different heaps."
The old man laughed?how wild and
unearthly sounded that laugh. ' They have
been framed by different makers," said ho;
' I oairy the touch-stono to prove then).?
See the first heap?a goodly array T trow ;
they are Folly's workmanship ; while pas
1 -i -
r>iuiinio luvern cuonw irom mence, who
would barter life for a bower or r stnilo ??
Flatterers and tho flattered draw from the
pile. Folly gives and vanity receives.?
Poets string their fancies on rings like these,
1 and lay them at the fe<?t of romantic, loving
damsels, who look upon life as a drums, of
which they themselves are the heroines
Stand back?Althea approaches?she must
' have a ring from that pile."
Then Marion beheld ndvanrin<* termor A.
- fe> w???|
them a youthful couple, radiant with happiness
and love. The maiden was sutpassing
fair, her white veil half concealed lier
blushing countenance, but her soft eves
: were fixed upOn her companion, whose
every look and tone expressed the most ardent
love. He kissed tj^e whito trembling
i hand upon which he placed the rin<?, and
Marion watched the pair aa they etowly retired
to a remote part of the temple. " Sute?
ly they are l^ppy," thought she, She was
u aroused by the voice of Old Time: 4 " '
you -the seoond heap," said ha
p^fl'ng'tf ith his scythe. M.Th<Jso rings
- haire been fa*bi6n?d by worldinetia ever eiuce
i?y (WBjrad^'Ae earth,
I Those who seek money, those who seek
j rank, who sell themselves f??r a tillo or an
i estate; maidens who dread to become
| maids, the fortune hunter, the ambitious,
' the proud?these choose from the second
> heap. Of such is Julin, whose bridal pro
cession is drawing near. Jewels upon her
| brow, no love within her heart, she gives
I herself away to a carriage and a mansion.
aim .?inves id lorgei a 1001 is wieir master.
Marion sighed as (lie procession passed ;
' it is a sieketiing sight to behold beauty
' sacrifice*! lo mammon.
"And who framed the rings that shine in
j the third heap?" said Marion, lo her inys|
" They are framed by Self-will, and the
j Evil One breathed a spell over them.?
1 When the fifth commandment is broken,
| when a parent's will is despised, when there
| is clandestine wooing, and the wedded ones
ilare not ask God's blessing upon them, then
these rings are worn.
Kven as he spoke with fearful, hesitating
step, a maiden approached the pile, led,
half reluctant, bv one of graceful form, who
was whispering soft words in her ear. Oh !
could it be love that led him to act tin;
part of temptation to the woman who
j trusted him, or did he fondly hope to find
; the faithful wife in their 1 "iti .iijhter!
" And what is the n luster o?
I lings which no finger lias m. .ied ?" said
The voice of Time sank to the soft wliis
j per ot lIn* western breeze, and milder light
J shone in his eyes as he replied?
j " They arc fur those whose marriages
1 have been made in heaven, every circlet of
! gold has been formed by E-teem. When
I two devoted to one service meet, heirs to one
j hope, followers of one Lord, when, loving
! and beloved, thev would share each other's
i jovs, nor shrink from each other's sorrow.
| when helping1 each other on a heavenward
j road, ihev press on to the same bright goal
. above, then those rings unite th?*m here,
j emblems of that eternity which will unite
them in bliss never ending!"
A voice behind Marion seemed to echo
the last words; she knew that voice. It
; thrilled to her heart; she knew that the
j hand that pressed upon her the. pledge of
| connubial love. Could all the diamonds
[ of C/oleonda have made it more precious to
! the youthful bride ?
Then again the voice of Old Time rose,
as the lushing sound of the angry blast.?
"I come?I come.!'' lie cried. "Thrones
ii . .. - i i- - .1 1 < - -
j uit-it inmiuu ihmuhj sue? j uic; jujopicu i'liy,
j llit! obscurc village, the home of I lie peasant,
| tin: palace of thu monarch, b".'ir the marks
i uf the deep foot-prints of Time! Ami
is the touchstone that tries the gold ; it is
my hand that draws hack the veil of Truth ;
I touch the bubbles of Fully, and they
break and leave but a tear behind."
Marion watched,as with stuathly but rapid
step Time approached Alt Ilea and her
husband. Now lines appear on the
smooth brow; the glossy ringlets were
streaken with gray, the faiiy form had lost
all its grace. A nd tho ardent lover how
ltnl/1 umic hie liAin ..li(in<vn<] ?I*j*
r* 4 'llt l,,r
bridegroom whs tlie hu?band ! Titne laid
his hand on the ring which still glittered
on the finger of Alt lien; at once the circlet
lost all its brightness, the gilding vanished
; naught remained but the dull worthless
mvtal beneath ; the ring had never been
Haughty Julia! amid thy wealth and
thy slate, Time is also creeping on thee,
liars of gold will not bolt him out?he
tramples earth's treasures beneath ids feet,
lie touches tho worldling's hand, and the
'lull heavy fall of iron is heard. Man may
see naught but tho loop of gold, but the
wearer feels the galling chain. Hopeless
and uupiLied must she drag its weight; she
has chosen her fate and she must bear
it; her ring has never been gold. '
With mounrful interest Marion watched
the wedded pair, who had sacrificed duty
to love. There wefe'looks of suspicion, the
words of reproach, as the shadows of Time
fell across the path ; but when his cold hand
touched a fatal ring a faint cry escaped
from the pallid lips,a viper, was coming
where the circlet had rested ; her ring bud
never been gold.
- And now Marion felt Time approaching
\ herself, yot still she clung to tho husband
beside her with deeper and more confiding
love. Time held out his hand ; she did
?~V ..i... f i. i ? t_ . i.I i i
nww oiiiiuh, nnu iuu ii ib iuuuii, irtmiuivu nut.
The ring fcho wore grew brighter than ever,
it whs formed of the gold tbat changes not
in flie furnnce of life, or bctieath the grasp
of Time. And tho voice which she loved
was s#unded in her ears like toft musiofrom
i tho pphere above.
"For richer, for poorer, in sickness and
in health, to love and to cherish till death
us do part." "Till death Ul "do part," r&
peate<l the bride ; fuoiled m life aodbe1
yomd it." Even aft tW-words burst frqm .his
lips, the whole scene appeared to tneli befifat
the imago of Time h*d vAfiish'ed.
she ad'jfdtfjjly opened iter eyes and wonderdd
al'jh^ dhntieraaroirrrW TbeJjrfhtjhtftfbafYT '
e4^u?jp\ it" oham&r, jMf-aod
dytog, like .he lore tchreh mm*torth ?y at
traction inspired ; but h suit rosy glow was
tinging the East; blight harbinger of a
brighter radiance; it was the dawn of Ma- 1
lion's wedding day.
And so our little wreath w?9 finished
and presented with a suitable speech by the
bride. And what shall I aild, but that on J
the following morning the Sun slionu so
gaily on the wedding tliat it seemed as
though November were assuming the style
of May in compliment to the joyous occasion.
The unfortunate peoplo of Columbia, Alabama,
who are suffering from small pox, have
called on their neighbors of Abbeville for
provisions suitable for the nourishment of the
sick. The plea has been heard, and the
provisions are to be furnished under the
f II : . . 1*1 n 1
louowmg sirinjjcni reunions, wnicii wo iiuu
published in the Abbeville Advertiser:
Mr. Thomas Matthews, who liiis had the
disease, and of course is free from all liability
to it hereafter, was employed to convey
I lie articles sent, under the following regulations,
which we think promise perfect security,
especially as those to whom the ^lii-f
is sent have been informed thatany violation
will cause a wilhdarwal of correspondence,
and on Mr. Matthews part will forfeit his
The Messenger is not to approach within
a mile and a quarter of the place, and if the
disease should appear there the point will be
removed to another equally distant from
The provision is to be there deposited on
regular days by the messenger, who is to
place it wlrcre it can be obtained, and leave
it in charge of a well person who has not
been with the sick; the Columbia committee
will then receive and dispose of it
among their si<.-k.
The messenger will not approach williip
j ten feet of any person after passing the
j 11-mile post from Columbia ; will not wait
more than lialf an hour to see that the committee
receive the supplies, and upon the arrival
of their messenger will remain 110 longer
than is necessary to affect the delivery
of the articles, ami receive of health and
wants and then return without entering any
house or coining in contact with any person
below the 11-mile post.
No correspondence will ho carried from
Columbia, except the report of health, to he
niade be some person who is not d iseased,
and has not waited on or been with the sick.
Mr. li. L. McCarter, dru<rgir-t. is the cor- I
respondent; his letters will ho laid down
ten feet from Matthews, who on the reli- j
ring of the Columbia messenger, will wrap
the letter in paper carried hv him for that
purpose, and bring it to within five miles of
this place, where he will be met by a party
expressly selected, to whom the letter will
brt delivered, received wiili gloves to he used
only for that purpose, and opened with pincers,
read, and, if necessary, copied and tlien
destroyed. As soon as the messenger leaves
the neighborhood of the infected district,
he will throw away and destroy the clothe*
worn down and put on others.
Under these regulations we think we
have perfe.-.l safety against communication
of the disease, and may relieve much suffering,
and probably save valuable lives.
As no money will be received from the sufferers
while the sickness is among them,
those who desire to aid in this object bv
donations or by forwarding suitable supplies,
will confer with either of the committees
or with J. W. Stokes, Esq., treaurer of
the relief committee.
Swearing in thk Pulpit.?Above all
things, my young friend, do not swear in
| ihe pulpit! I have heard the sacred name
i used in a manner that left a doubt whether
i the preacher had ever read the Ten Commandments.
Your brother. Gubbl^gurchins,
is given to the bad habit of denouncing
certain crimes as "damning villainy without
a parallel on God's Earth or, once in a
while, for the sake of harsher emphasis, he
wilt say, " God Almighty's earthNow
I havo disliked to give you this specimen.
for the repetition ot such language is like
handling pitch, it leaves a defilement and
stench upon the mind. I have given it*
however, that you may know just what I
mean. A clergyman who rants at litis rate
ought first to bo advised by a friend, and if
he show no sign of repentence, he ought
then *Mo bu dealt with as in other cases of
imiporalily that is, set aside as a profane
fellow, dangerous to gooll morals.' It may
. perhaps, give some force to this counsel,
'when I tell you, tbpt not lorig'ftgo<6 preacher
used this style 6f reproof-toward a noisy
drunkard who hnd strayed into cjburcb;-?
He was not so drunk, however,' at.lo be
forsaken of his wits, for be shutpfy mtorted,
by ?*ytng that he would have no,fpeb ivretring
You, have, a very imkiogli?*nt?D4nce, a*
the donkey said to the elephant; when be
^ " P^h ! pooft l11 a t? "'er
THE SEAT OF WAB.
The follwing detail* respecting the probible
theatre of hostilities in Italy are interjsting
at this moment :
If AllessanJrin, which was dismantled by
Lhe Austrians in 1835, when they gave it
up to Piedmont, but which lias recently
lieen fortified, were made tlie basis of operations
of an invading army against Milan,
I lie army would have two routes to follow :
the first, in which tlierc are a number of
torrents, up to the Ticino, which separates
Lombardy from Piedmont; and the second,
the easier one, presenting an obstacle in the
Po, which is the southern limit of Lonibardo-Venetia.
Now Austria, which occupies
Piacenza, on the right bank of that
river, has established at) entrenched camp at
that place. Lower down nre Cremona, mid
on the left batik Mantau, to defend the Pas
sage against an army which should leave
Piacenza in its rear. On the first road tc
Milan, behind the Ticino, is Pavia, which
seems to have been lately fortified ir
order to be made a base of oper. ions
against Alh-ssandria, if beseijjed ; on th?
north are Bergamo and Bicsc.in, strong
places, but not impregnable, and able tc
disquiet an army passing them to attacl
Verona and Mantau, which are the kej
of the country.
The territory was the theatre of the cam
paigti of l7f\G,^itid Austria has accumulate!
defences there in the belief that in a futun
war the same plan of attack would be fol
lowed ; but that is perhaps, doubtful. Oi
the Mincio, which is only ten leagues lon^
from the lake of Gardo, in which it rises, t<
to the marshes which surround Mantua
where it falls into the Po, and which cat
bo forded in several place, means of defenc
have been accumulated, and Peschicrs ntu
Mantua protects its two extremities Th
Adige id in the rear, and flows parallel l>
the Po for a certain distance. Tt is perpen
dicular to it behind the Lake of Gard
from Verona Legrano, a length of fit'tee
leagues. It can nowhere be forded, and it
banks, on the side of Verona, are eovere
with gardens and vineyards, and these o
the side of Mantua with ricu fields an
The-road from Verona to Legrano run
between the Adige and a canal, and a
army placed within the square formed b
Peschicra, Mantua, Verona and Legram
protected by the water which is found o
tin: East and West, by mountains to th
i North, and by marshes to the South, is frc
in its movements, and can march on an
point that may be menaced. Peschiera, <
which the defences are somewhat scatters
tlwi r<?fnrr*> /?f t In* ~
...W V. ",l' ?\j?.U*J5 VJ
llie Lake of Gardu, would menace a corj.
d'armee desiring to cross the Minico, an
protect the locks which enable the bant
of the lower part of the river to be imindi
ted. By an inundation the flying bridg
constructed by the eryuiy would be carric
away. Mantua is like Peschiera, on a
island in the Minico, surrounded by a lak
which should be drained in order I
allow the town to be taken, and draii
ing would leave a pestilential marsh whit:
would render the place uninhabitable. I'll
fortress is reached by raised causeways pri
tected by forts. It is very difficult to tak
but can be easily blockaded. As this plat
appears to A'ltsria too unhealthy and tc
far from the Tyrol, she has established hi
head quarters at Verona. and has disburse
a large sum in fortifying the place. Veron
like nil the positions fortified by Austria
engineers, comprises, in addition to nurne
ou? fortifications, an entrenched camp, ci
pable of containing an army. It isbeJieve
that the fate of the place will bo decide
rauier oy a dhiiio man ov a seige, wliio
last would requiro a vast force.
Lt'grano is a tete-de-pont fortified b
Napoleon, which would enable the army <
Verona to proceed to Mantua, as Peschiei
on the north would gire U an issue c
Brescia and the northern part of tl
Milanais. Moreover, an Austrian arm
defeated and obliged to remain at Veron
could*be relieved by troops arriving froi
the Tyrol on the front nnd rear of tho bi
siegers. The numerous roads in the Tyr<
Ivtr ? i If..i .
imu j7iuw\,v?itu iui in mnwii a unnviiui *
men would be capable of defendm
ngainst a victorious army. If, liowevc
Verona were to be taken, the conquest <
Venelia would not be difficult. As to tli
Adiintic, Austria bas taken the precautio
of protecting fytrself against an attack on il
coasU. From Lhe bank of the Po to th
frontiers of Istrin, the shores of the Adriati
re very insalubrious. In some places it i
impossible to pass a night without bein
attacked by fever, and th^saa is shallow t
a consldfehible"dintantt frofn tho com
Venice, in fact, is ihe only place which ca
receive vessels even of n secontfary aire, an
tljey 4?u*t enter by panes which, are pre
teeted -by strong forte. If the city we'r
taken,'Fort Malghcra JMfJ
cannot be approached either by land ' o
. watth Irt 1848, tH* totflVrthW itftfrat for
resisted tbe besfegrng rT?tfa^my,"ti frtl
men j?n<l atpmHftitipn.^LgjyHHtri
J V*,*,vSfl *? ? 1 .bai>.*<< :} tv.
I AN INCIDENT OF REVOLUTIONAEY HISTORY.
A correspondent of the Southern Christian
Advocate relates the following interesting
incident in South Carolim Revolutionary
Ilistory. The heroine, Mrs. Trammel,
died several years since, in Alabama.
Mre^sTrammel was old enough to .have
been fainilinr with many of the bloody J
events which occurred near the close of the !
Revolutionary War, in the immediate nei'di- i
i boihoodof her home, which was near King's '
' Mountain, in South Carolina. Her husband !
Thomas TiatuiiK-l, had unhesitatingly iden- j
tilled his fortunes with those of llie " Lib- j
ertv Parly," as they were familiarly called, !
and beit.g a good shot and of unflinching )
courage, he was a terror to all iIih friends j
i of the King, as far his niunc was known. !
IV . . i
At tho time of which w<: write, that see- .
( tion of country was overrun by a band of .
( Tories, encamped in large numbers at |
King's Mountain. under Gen. Ferguson.? ;
There whh in this command a noted Toiv,
by the name of John Towns, who ha?l long
la-en tho neighbor and professed friend of
Trammel. At this time, Towns was a sergeant,
and constantly upon the scout f?>r
tin; purpose of capturing tnen, lioisc, e'?*.
^ Young Trainmel could not feel much afraid
somehow of Towns. lie thought, surely
he will not injure me ; but in tlii? he whs
j mistaken, as he afterwards had occasion
? i painfully to learn, lie had been for some
_ ! time hiding and keeping out of the way :?s
( I best ho could, tinlil One night he ventured
r j to sleep in his own house. Jusl before day,
' | he was aroused bv the heavv irnmn ?>f Imp.
? I ' .... J ...... r ~
j ses, and on rising ho found the house Mirt
i rounded by a troop, which proved to be
? ! serjeant Towns and his band. Trammel
j ! was at once seized and bound, and carried
e ! out into tho yard for execution. Towns
j produced bis authority, executed in due
j form, and flourishing it over Trammel's
u 1 liead pompously offered to free him if he
I would take the oalli of allegiance to the
j King, and take up arms against his own
j j countrymen. This proposition Trammel
met with merited scorn, ami said in reply,
j j " You can carry me bound to the King's
army, but you can never make mo light
against my countrymen.
* " , ,
j Atler some consultation, they com aided
? J tO try to CCt llCild of Some of Tranmio!'.
^ J horses, knowing that be owned sonic very
n j fine ones which were hid out, and they
I knew not how to-find them without usiui;
, | iiun as a guide.
v | So very anxious wore they to yet them,
that they proposed to relieve Trammel
I upon condition that ho would go and drive
them up. IIo went and Rjund litem, but
/s roue and <lrove*Micu) another way.
(| After wailing until nil hopes of hi* roturn
had vanished, drinking and pillaging
x everything they could turn to Recount, and
feeling no little chagrin at their disappointtj
ment.serageant Towns called on Mrs. Tramn
inel for somo clothing for his men, or goods
(, out of which to make some. She replied.
"Sir, you have already stripped mc of nil.
1_ I have nothing more for you, except your
nephew there," pointing to his sister's son
an orphan boy, whom they in charity had
3 taken some time before to keep from suffer'"g?
" 'ie a clothes, which I made
for him ; you can take them if you will."
But they did not suit.
ar About this time, his eyes rested upon a
|fi strong box, which sat near the fire place,
and he said, " What have you in that box ?
n She replied, indignantly, " Sir, it is none
r. of your business." " Well," said he, " it is
a. mv business, and I'll see what it contains."
id " No, sir," said she. " you shall not look into
, I...- '? >
?i .um w*, Mini MJizmjj a neavy iron poker,
I) she placed herself between Towns and the
box, and planted herself firmly, resolved to
y defend her ILtle trenf-ure. The box conaf
tained a few quilts and counterpanes, the
a work of her own hands. Towns advanced
>n and drew bis sword to intimidate Iter, but
ip she maintained her position without mov5*.
ins a muscle. He presented his sword, and
n, sneeritigly said, " Now would you hit a
n fellow ?" She paid, " Do you advance a
b- step further, and you will sew." He looked
->i tier in me eye, and i?nw plainly what licr
if determination was, and retired and left her
g in possession of her little treasure. ...
r' "Come, Bill, it is ten o'clock: I think
we had heller bo going, for it's time ..honest
folks were at home."
^ " Well, yes," was the reply " I must be
e off, but you needn't go on that account."
c " You would be very prelty indeed," said
is a gentleman patronizingly to a young lady,
g 14 if your eyes were only A little larger."
0 ' u My eyes mhy be Very pretty, sir? but
t. such people as you don't fill them J" Sfie
a chawed hiin that tirue, didu't she?
1 t ; * zz .
h ,.A teacher wishing to explain io a little
e girl the manner-<in which a lobster oast his
j, shell whefi4he hai-outgrown it, said, "What
r do yon do when "you've outgrown ^our
. .i ! ' - - -
i ?.iuhi?; iuu iurow uiem asine, don.t
V y?,u l" l;Oh,.n<>," replied tho little cuet ^u>e
let out .
I, JOU will pa*8 for somebody. 65na ,
Doctor Miller who still lives in all the
earnestness of a life that has denied lest or
quiet to itself fur almost four score years
and ttfti, was state 1 in the gallery of ibu
House of Representatives, when his ntter.tion
was given to the occurrence of a young
person engaged in conversation with tho
Speaker. Fioni his hovHi look ho prtptiiiied
hint to he one <>f the pag->s of the
House. The interview was a brief one, hut
it was historic in the annals of Congress.
'I lliif. ?!!< f 11A Iwitir irlw.n I,
.... - ...? v?? ?M?vu *j *?1111 n.\iiuy:j'U
appeared to present himself before tlio
speaker to take the constitutional , ami
when that presiding officer silked iiim, of
course in whether he was of the
age defined l?y llm Constitution, and when
Randolph gave him such an answer as Pitt
would have made?Ask my ct>nstituentn.
Long hinted heuealh the dust of his native
State, the buy grown (o be a man, ami
j mind and body decaying?coming to a
| premature grave, has been this wonderful
| Virginian, while he, who saw the start!
in_r point of i is extraordinary cajeer. has
! lived until ntiovc the Koanoke'a death-bed,
I no laurel like unto his own has grown on
l Virginia's soil. The orator who could talk
' . .
> of nothing for hour*, and talk so Well, so
; beautifully, that over the memory it passed
: as quick glittering water, pmus over th?i
j aga'e strewn bed of Minnesota's! streams.
I limicauug me precious slime, tmt not tearing
it on?the statesman who almost l?v inI
stinct know tlie n Hairs over whoso, elaborate
workingother men must toil lung before thev
j obtained an analysis who w:is an cyclopaedia
j in variety, who had the eye that saw tho
j lovdv, and tongue thai talked it, is of Viri
giilia's I'ast, and no man of her Present re|
new shis memories.
There was an earnest intimacy existing
! between Randolph and the late Hermann*
| Iileetiker ; of Albany, commencing during
! the latter gentleman's term in Con 21 ess, and
j enduring into the last years of life. One ot
; the occasions in the statesman's latest year*,
; when he renewed his intellectual vigor, and
! blazed at his dinner-table with that variety
' of knowledge, gracing all he touched and
glowing in all departments of conversation,
; was when lie entertained Mr. IMeeckcr and
j Mr. l>e Witt, of Albany. No two men
could possibly he more unlike than were
j these two gentlemen. Mr. Bleeckor was the
philosopher of the calm, Mr. Randolph of
j the storm, but both were earnest men in
I their way, and they were linked by mind,
j and consequently never disagreed.
A portrait of the Virginian was a cherI
i>hed possession of Rleeckor. At his death
i it was acquired by a gentleman of Albany,
i who. with full appreciation of its worth, re
thins ir. ^Vnd \v!io has Virginia like him ?
i . .. .
who of all (lie men that yet answer when
her roll of statesmen is called can respond in
tones <?f h ue oratory, can kindle the thought
and biighten the brain, by their voice of
l eloquence? When that great Constitutional
Convention held its session, what wealth of
response might have been made ! But the
Past is Virginia's* only treasure, and when,
in its enumeration, the record of the men
j wonderfjjl in intellect is made?lie whoso
name heads this article, will he among tho
highest written.?JVt'w Xork Courier.
" MAY, SW-EET'MAY."
May is 41 tliu happiest month of all llio
grand New Year," says tho ballad wlrffah
Dempster has rendered immortal in song.
Tt surely ought to be, for it is the season of
loves of the bilds, of tliu bursting forth of
Inula and flowers, of the growing of. tho
grasses, of tho awakening of Endymion
Summer to full and passionate life. Good
reason, then, why the poets have laid rbyme*
innumerable upon the May Queen's altar.
If wo had a port's pen, it should ihaprodifco
din month, Ibr our fancy is away to the
"fields and woods, and social solitudes"
where dear Mother Nature is "at home,"
ready to welcome every willing visitor. Oh,
; this pent-up city is drying up yhb very
| springs of bein<j, and if it wore not "that
! the old sea is near wo verily believo- wo
! should ptjike for very want of soul nutriment.
God made the country, man made the t6wn!
and they are just as far apart iu their glories
and beauties and holiness ?s God and
man. Tho citv for* don't tliinlr or??
I ? ?
eily, 10 liim.m ilie only place fit lo HVbtIIi
That's a fact?only fit for him lo live in,
wiili his mind given up to his neek?li?*7 -Tho
confirmed city parson is rather inettTtcd lo
think the city the best place to*pr.eaeh
Doubt le** it is ! but it is so hard a plave to
practice a good life in that we could winh
tome of thy llonsesfrwere miles apart anfitVi;.
with n few meadows and flbWeVs and o]r3? '
between. A city is simply a necessity of
'money getting, whioU God has little aymr
pathy wiilu lie mada (lie oountry to yield:
IK* IrAntitltMk lln IA utl miili""' 1.:<U
JM iyo, vviuiy
out n?king any return except wlt?|t ?pringj
from a hnffjpy life and peacetul i^autli.
very few people really understandaright
I Let our preacHert- expound tntft-b
froiu the great book;of N?turtf
frpta the book*1#. " the chutch*'?
talk more of Gad, a* ho lie i? koown to bq
through hi* infinitude of good workay rathe?
than ha n sttfpoud to be by
torr in Divirtify, iirtd the pedpW WIP
fj, il tp enJertalo a 116blfl?,vdea ,of lif^jLits
Mav, evree't M?y! * t**? $"