Bedford inquirer. (Bedford, Pa.) 1857-1884, January 08, 1858, Image 1

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tflfi UK!) i'KTril'OYT AND THE WHITE. I
O. the red, the Haunlihg
Tha' courts tlie eve ofday.
That loves to fl u<; and be admired.
And lilitiks from faraway.— j
It may delight the roving sight,
Antl chann the fancy titer
But if it's wearer's half as boi I,
I'll jiass, and lei ln-(* he;—
With her red, her Haunting petticoat,
She's not the girl for Lie!
Rut the whhe, the-nodes; petticoat.
As pure as drifted snow-
That shuns the g-rxe in crowded ways.
Where follies come and go;
It stirs the primrose on its p th.
Or daisy on the lea;
And if the wearer's iike the gurh.
How beautiful is she |
With her white, her modest petticoat,
O, she's the girl for nu-!
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liIHTTI 811-731;
KxperiFitee in Ala pie Sugar Makiu'g.
To the Kit it or of the Amtricni Agricultural.
As the season i- approaching to commence op
, ratlotis in the ••.Sugar Lamp, I will offer a ;
lew suggestions and plums gleaned from my ob- .
servations and experience. It would seem tha; ,
. tlie process of making Maple Sugar is so simple i
that, any one possessed of the least "gumption," j
c-.mld not tail to mate a good, if not a superior .
article, but such is not the fact, as the great
amount or biucir and almost worthless stuff
mutually made, abundantly proves.
Ist. In tapping i use a 4 or 1 inch auger >
bit; and to ''freshen"' wit it, 1 u>e a follower, j
made something lise uti old-fashiooed "pod
i auger," to nuke the hole about an eighth of!
an inch larger, ami the same deeper, thus j
renewing or fn .-heuhrg the of the
original hole.
The spnttt i tu iie of sheet iton or tit), two
inches wide and -ix to seven long, formed into j
* quarter circle, one end sharpened with a tile .
or grind'tone, nod driven into the bark only, ,
abont f inch below the anger hole. Drive
with a wooden mallet to prevail! battering the .
spout. 'lbis Lby far the best and cheapest .
•pout that I have ever seen.
ti l. For buckets, 1 ro""uitucnd those, made
ot tin plate, to hold about Hire-* gallons, made
a very little.tapering, so tint iu the case of
freezing the ice will sitp out. on the slightest
I'uueh ;i hole in the bucket sufficient to
receive the nail that is to be driven in the tree
to hang it on, and it nukes— par excellence
the best bucket for the purpose extant,
i 3d. Boiling is done in sheet .iron or copper
pans, (not kettles,) made as follows: Take a
sheet of Russia iron, put a (purler or three
eighths inch iron rqd in each end by tapping,
or betiding the iron around it. Let these rods
he 16 to 18 inches longer thup the width of the
sheets. Have the ends of the rods flattened
and a small hole punched, and Lend them in
hueh a manner that they u ty he nailed to the
boards, forming the sides of the pan, to servo
as handles to lift with. When this is done,
bend the sheets up at each end 6 or 8 inches,
and fit ia and closely nail side boards about
11 inches thick, to form a box 6 or 8 inches
high, and they arc ready for use. Then brick
waiis, or an arch as it is commonly called, are
built to accommodate as many of the pans as
are needed, wt'h two iron ctoss bars under the
bottom of each pan to,'prevent their sagging,
and straining the nailing too much- Set the
f.aus level in mortar, upd you have a boiling
apparatus that will evapoiato au amount of sap
that will astonish those who "have always
boiled in kettles," and do the work much better
iban it can possibly be done iu kettles, as there
is no danger of burning or boiling over—this
being prevented by the wooden sides. With
•three such puis, as above described, and good
dry wood, one gallon per ifiinute can be evap
With the above apparatus, and proper care
in keeping everything connected with the
"camp clenn. sugar pan be made much superior
to the best cane sugar that I have ever seen.—
The cost of buckets, with spouts, will be from
40 cents to 50 cents jauh; the p >ns, holding3s
gallows, will cost fruyi §'2 50 to $4 each.
11. 11. FLOWABJ).
Darke tlounty, 0., Dec. 15 1857.
The above apparatus is a very perfect one,
and may be adopted in detail in many camps.
The only objection will be the expense of., the
buckets which will preclude their rise in
majority of case*. U'e thank Mr. Howard for
his early suggestions, and as maple suga#-
making will begin in the mouth of February,
we solicit the experience* of sugar makers as
-oon as may be—ia time for our next i 3 s;ie.—
I'leaso help us to a page or so of good practical
information on this topic. There are many in
teresting points, such as the best form ayd best
wood for troughs, backets; side of tree to be
tapped; height from the ground, siz-q form and
depth of hole, carrying sap; bailing, clarifying,
crysUliting, &e.—tin.— Jhncrican Agri
To the Editor of (he American Agriculturist.
—Everybody loves chicken, roasted, boiled.rri
easocd, o,'--broiled. By itself, or in pie, it is
pronounoed first-rate by all who ever cat down
BMm J®, Mmmx.
A Weekly Paper, Devoted to Literature, Politics, the Arts, Sciences, Agriculture, &e., &c —Terms: Que Dollar and Fifty Cents in Advance.
ton Thanksgiving dioner cf the olden time.— f
If at. chickens always taste of the silver if you ;
buy them,aud if you raise them, they are thought j
to cost morethan they come to. "Very nice is (
ehit-ken, but the dearest food upon the farm!—
Poultrv is uiore plague than profit, and the less I
care bestowed upon them the better." This has j
not been my experience. 1 iutercede for the i
"biddies," and beg for theiu a little of the at- i
teutiou that js bestowed upon their more gross '
and less attractive neighbors, the pigs. Give !
them a fair trial, and they will pay any farmer
for his care much better than pigs, and will
supply his table with gteat luxuries, and at -J j
cheaper RAHUFCAND to establish this po,it.on 1 !
will tell you a tale, qui'e as literal someoth- j
ers, founded on 'act. In the year 1850 uty !
poultry yard cost me—
In stock" §39 96 I *- ( ,
In food for fowls 39 81 J '
It produced in eggs §34 92
in manure 5 00
it; stock at close 50 00—§89 92
Deduetexpense 79 7,
Profit §ls 15
It produced in this time fii fowls, weighing |
about 300 pounds,paving ten dollars above what j
they cost. In other words, the yard paid for it- :
self and three cents a pound premium for all
f-lu poultry used in tha family. When did a
.porker ever pay you tor the privilege of eating 1
him? Even Charles Limb's roast pig will have ]
to knock under to the biddies.
In 1(851 the \arJ cost —In stack §54 50 ;
lu food 65 56 :
Total .. §l2O 06 I
It produced 268 dozen eggs, worth §4B 76
0 loads of manure 5 0U :
Stock on hand at the close 113 00 ,
Tufai §166 76 !
Deduct 120 0w !
Profit §46 79 ;
It produced 61 f nvjs, weighing about 200 j
pounds. In otner words, the poultry paid 23 |
: oeuts a pound for the privilege of being eaten, i
Was roast pig ever so gracious as thi-? i have !
tried pink growing repeatedly, and have uever !
been able to ryduce the oq*t of production; be
low five cents a pound. I shall eat poultry
henceforth. (
A CHEAP ICE ROOM, — To the Editor of th>
Amrrican Agriculturist. — Having observed
several articles iu your paper tespectiog ice- j
houses. I scnu yoi: my experience. 1 partition- j
cd off the northeast corner of uty wood house, j
which opens to the west and is 25 feet wide.— '
The ice room is about 9 feet square : is clap- I
boarded on the studs on the north and east,and \
lined on the inside, leaving the 4 inch space
between, empty. On the south is n ir.eb board
partition just tight enough to hoid saw dust.—
(1 i the west, 1 slip in boards, like bars, to any
. bight I wish to pile tuy ice, and ieave the up
per part open jusc as is convenient. This is '
! my house.
Into it, on tlie ground, 1 put front 6to 10
inches of sawdust then put in my tee, one foot J
from the parti: iop ou every side, packing it
eioseiv as I can, at.d in as large blocks as 1 can
i conveniently handle, i then till the spaces next
tlie partitions with sawdust, and a good depth,
j (s .7 one foot,) over the top, and it is doge for
! the year.
i have practiced in this way two years past,
; and had alt 1 wanted for dairy and other uses,
| and to give to my neighbors, and 1 had plenty
of good ice left last week.
The whole cost of making is about 300 feet
hemlock boards, a few n tils, and haU-a-duy's
work. Neighbor farmers tiy it. Almost any
' other location is as good a? this.
A. P. BE r.c HE it.
Tioga County, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1857.— 1b.
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Much has been said and written,concerning
the various evolutions which Mr. Buchanan lias
made during his political life. It is well known
| that he wa once a bitter Federalist, and that
ho is now a Democrat; that he for many vears
I recognized the coustitutiouality of the Missouti
i Compromise, and advocated it us the best and
j only measure of settling the slavery question;
i that he once reeoguizeJ the power of ,oougress
j to legislate upon the question of slavery iu the
I Territories, but that he uow deuies all such
power and repudiates the Missouri restrictiou
|as an illegal assumption of authority. But it
would be useless to endeavor to follow him
throughout all his various twistings and con
tortions—the limited space allotted to us in
| our paper would not suffice for their enutucra
j tion. Ho ha occupied both sides of nearly
every political question that has been brought
' before the people of this country for the last
! forty years. Mr. (Lay's severe sarcasm upon
him about his ability to turu any coat to suit
■ the times, was richly deserved.
Rut never did he turu so complete a s>mer
i set in so short a space of time, as he recently
has upon the Kansas question. For many
months all of his mouth piec s were coutiuual
iy glorifying and blunting hallelujahs over the
great doctrine of popular sovereignty, but they
uow follow his example of spitting upon what
i now sceuis to them to be au absurd and dc
i sti'Uoiivp theory. Lit a mouths ago Mr.
j Buchaiiau gave assurances to the country that
> the people of Kansas should be protected in the
right to mould their institutions to suit them
selves, ami his iustrppiious toGoVcrilbr Walk
er breathed the same, spirit, liut iu his recent
message he declares that it wa9 not incumbent
upoa the Convention to submit the Consiitu
tmn to the vote of Ul9 people of Kansas, but tes strongly that Congress shall admit
Kansas into the Union with a Constitution to
which the people of Kansas arc opposed. Eve
rywhere in bis message Jie speaks of the Kau
: sas Convention as a legally called aud cousti
tutcd bony. It was not cailed by au act of
Congress, nor did the Kansas-Nebraska bill f
grant to the Territorial Legislature the power j
ley call a Convention for the purpose of forming
a State Constitution. AnJ if Hit Convention
vr\\i a legally formed body, as Mr. Buchanan
assumes it to have been, the inference is it re
sistible that the Legislature of Kansas had the
power to pa,ss a law conveuing such a Conven
tion. We are not prepared to argue the ques
tion as to whether the Constitution had any le
gal authority or not; it is merely our purpose
to show up-another of Mr Buchanan's tergiv
ersations. In 1835 or 183Q, m the debate up
on the admission of Mulligan. Mr. Buchanan
expressly repudiated the idea that a lerritoriaj
Legislature had any power; to call a Conven
tion for the purpose of forming a State Consti
tution. The following is an extract from his
"We ought not to apply the rigid rules of
abstract political science too rigorously to such
case-; it has been our practice heretofore to
treat our lufont Territories with parental care,
to nurse them with kindness, and when they
had attained the age of manhood, to admit
them in'o the family without requiring frogi
theui a rigid adherence to forms. The great
questions to be decided are: Do they coutain
a sufficient population? Have they adopted a
republican constitution? Aud are they willing
to enter the Union upon the terms which we
propose 1 If so all the preliminary proceedings
have b*'en considered but mere forms, which we
have waived in repeated instances. They are
but the scaffolding of the building, which is of
uo further use after the edifice is complete.— j
We have pursued this course in regard to Ten
nessee, to Arkansas, and even to Michigan.—
No Senator will pretend that their Territorial i
Legislatures had any right whatever to pass
laws eua.bliug the paopie to elect delegates to a
Convention lor the purpose of forming a State
Constitution. It was au act cf usurpaiiou on
their part."
We commend this paragraph to the support
ers of tiie President's policy.,-. It will nut be
the last turn he will make before he gets safely
through the waves which now .threaten to ett
gult himself and party. — Kentucky Common
The shadows and (he Sunshine.
'A letter for you. sir."
I broke the seal and read with astonish
ment— ,
'Mr. Kdy.ird Wor thing ton,
•Sir—Pardon these intrusive lines, and rest
! assured that they are from one who shall ever
i be proud to call himself your sincere friend.—
Lucy Ames is not faithful to you! Ido uof
i write this to you for any purpose; for since 1
| know so weli your geuersus ar.d noble nature,
: I caniru hesitate when I sne that nature bc
; come the innocent dupe of vile dissimulation,
i Nor have 1 been too hasty in communicating to
| yon this knowledge: I only tear it is too late:
but rest assured that ail 1 have said is true,
and can be attested by one who has an un
doubted personal knowledge of all the facts.—
Arthur Wessley, our village schoolmaster, is
| your too fortunate rival. Yours,
This was not the first intimation I had had
of Lucy's inconstancy, i had seen things with
my own eyes that made me doubt her sinceri- !
ty. For a long time the unwelcome suspicion j
had been preying upon pic, and this fatal letter
had come to bring conviction—stern, irrevosa- j
hie, hopeless conviction.
1 did not doubt the truth of it; and yet how
it withered my soul with torture to think o r " it, '
to admit it. It did not, it could notoru'h me:
1 braved it to the last—l had been less titan a
man to do otherwise. 1 rc-porused the letter
calmly—no, not calmly—not indifferently, but
sternly, as ihough it were decreed of Fate that
I should no orjly drain the bitter cup, but i
should swallow,.tt\e very dregs.
And yet 1 ioved the wayward girl, and glad
ly, oh, how gladly, would 1 have iorgotteu her :
imprudence. To her first of all I went to sock
an interview, Lucy was proud, too proud to j
be just to herself, yet she was generous and '
noble, in spite of her fickleness.
Obstinately convinced that she preferred an
other to me, I did not ask or expect any expla
nations from her, I showed her without any
hesitation the letter I had just received, and
requested her to return to me such letters as I
had previously written to her, uud any other
little keepsake which might, in future, only
prove annoying to lnr. She bestowed on mo a
look I sha.ll never forget.
'Do you beiiuve this, Edward?'
'1 do;' I replied, without hesitation.
'What unimpeachable evidence!' she retort
ed, with the impulse of pride.
4 1 do not rely on the information contained
in that letter. I have seen enough myself,
without asking utiy person's advice or opin
She immediately left the room, and returned
in a few moments with a package of letters and
a small box of jewels, my former presents, say
ing gaily, as the placed them in my hands
'By these tokens, since it is your will, 1 ab
solve you.' ,
In spite of the smile that played upon her
mouth,.! thought I could detect traces cf re
ceut tears, hastily brushed away from her
In a moment the thought flashed upon my
mind, that she might, after all, be truy. Im
pulsively I was about to speak to her, to ask
her if it was not so; hut what should T say? 1
had gone too far, and it was too late to retreat,
i But us the thought had uouio upon me like u
1 flash, 't vanished us it had come, leaving no al
; ternative but to pursue the course I had adopt
-1 ed.
! 'Farewell, then!' 1 said, with apparent in
j difference. 'May your future life be eve*
lighted by the sunshine of happiness.'
'Thank you! I trust no act of my own may
; ever bring misery on me.'
tConscience, Mis? Ames —conscience.'
'Will never reproach tue!'
'God grant it. The step you have taken, (
may, iti your opinion, bo just, but let tue as- I
sure you that others do not think so. We do
not always see ourselves as others see us.'
'I have done nothing, Mr. Worthington, to
merit this—you are not only deceived, bt iaa
pertiuent, sit; aud cautiously avoid any ques
tions that might lead to an explanation —-—'
'I ask no explanation,' I hurriedly replied;
and immediately took my departure iu up very
amiable mood, nor did 1 wish to humble myself
sufficiently to ask her any question that might,
as she had suggested, lead to a satisfactory ex- i
planatiou. What.a victory pride had wou!—
; How perfect and complete had been its ulti
mate success on both sides! i
1 hurried from the door; I turned ray step :
homeward again. lustiuctively I took the usu- '
at course in returbing lo the village, (for Lucy I
lived nearly a utile out of towu,) and walked j
down the railway track, so busy with my I
thoughts as to be utterly unconscious of any-!
thing and everytuipg else. There was a high j
bridge that lay between tue and the village, j
just wide enough for the track, the ytiddle of
which was planked over for the convenience of
pedes:riaus. Outside the track it was impossi
ble to walk.
Oue of the plonks was very thick and heavy, I
and had been partly raised for some purpose, j
and left in that position, lu endeavoring to i
pass it, 1 strucjc my foot againft it, stumbled,!
arid in recovering myself, forced one leg.thro' (
the aperture, and striking my othtr foot with
all the force required to regain uiy equilibri
um, replaced the plank in such a manner as .
not only left my foot protruding through a uar- |
row crack, bat promised to present a difficulty j
in removing the plank.
I smiled to think how curiously I had been
entrapped, and stopped down to remove the
plunk -and free myself froru so dangerous a po
sition. , The tuk was not so easily performed
as 1 had imagined. The plank wis wedged in
lin such a manner, that no effort of mine could j
remove it. I strove with more than mortal
j power, but it was in vain; uor could I extri
cate rnv foot, wuieb was lacerated an 1 suiart-
I tug with the pain in its close confinement,
j At first I dkj not consider the extent ot iny
; peril, but I soon began to perceive the danger
jof my situation; and I shuddered with hort or
jto think that I should be obliged? to remain
j -there, and be crushed fo death by the train!
jlt was a cold day ip December, tnd yet the
i hoa-led drops burst fcom every pore. A m<>-
.t-cut of pbreusied delirium succeeded, and
when 1 tallied again, I found tuyself -itting he
weeu the rails, my foot still a prisoner, and uo
piospeet of delivery,
I looked at uiy wutih; it was half past three.
At five the down train would pass, or if that
should be late, the express would go at half
past five; and at half-past four it would uo
I- It was possible, ray probable, that some one
i would puss before, it would be too late.
This way was nearer the village than tbn
road, though always regarded as more danger
ous ou account of the narrowness of the bridge,
from which there would be no possibility of es-
I cape, in case a train should come iu sight while
1 passing over it. Already one man Red been
killed bv endeavoring to cross at a time when
, the train was due. and should I be the second
to perish there? llow the thought tortured
me; aud once again 1 tugged at the resisting
plank. With aW uiy strength I tried to with
draw my foot aud leave the boot, but impossi
It was four o'clock—lll half an hour it would
be dark —auovlter half hour and death would
bo certain' I shouted for aid, but uo habita
tion was within half a mile and no answer was
returned to my cries. Again and again I
shr|eked, while the despairing echoes reverber
ated iu the distance, as though they would mock
me in inv mis-'rv. .
Willi all the accumulated slrer.glh of tnad
ness t ,I wrenched tho plank, but could not !
move it from its place. It could not. be possi- j
bb that 1 should be obliged to sit there and !
bectushed to death, when buiuan aid was so
near. Had I bpeu in some isolated forest, some
depth ot country, distant from town or cottage,
uiy doom might have been more eertiin. Once j
again I shrieked with agonized fury; wildly, ,
desperately, tie sounds of uiy voice rung out |
on the chiiliug air, white nothing but the mock
ing echoes made reply.
The suu had set, and tho darkness was gath
ering fast over the valley below. Already the
last reddening glow of sunshine was gleaming
on the tops of the trees. My irrevocable des
tiny became every moment more and more ap
parent. Hark! My God, the train! No! no!
I stretched forward and lbteued witli breath
less eagerness. There was not a sound to break
tho silence: 1 must have bceu deceived. But
list! A voice! a voice! Thank God!
'llelp! help! help!' I cried, and each time
I shouted the word, I seemed iu despair, uerv
cd up to a greater power of speech, and calling
louder and louder each timg. Did he -hear?—
There was no answet —all was still! Oh, mer
ciful Heaven, was this last chance of life de
nied uie?
'Hallo!' .1 j
The voice was distant, but oh, how my blood ■
leaped witji joy at the sound!
j Again i called with all the strength of my
lungs, and again I was answered. In a little
while a figure appeared advancing toward me,
but it was growing already so dark I could not
recognize him, uor did 1 care to; but when lie
came close to me, one glance showed me it was
Arthur Wesley. Should I let him pass by, or
ask him to assist tue? Would he do no? As
ho approached
d•ls this you, Sir. Worthington? Blejs me,
are you hurt 1 '
♦No, thank yqu, I am not much hurt, but seo
lam so nicely trapped here, that 1 could not
free myself all alone, and I thiuk it is nearly
time for the down train to be due.'
j It very tast,so dark, in
i deed, was it that 1 fouud it impossible to dis-
cover what lime it was by nty watch. He nev
er hesit-te la mom?ut,caught the detested plank
with both hands, and at the same instant I, also,
imitated his movements. The accursed thing
resisted all our efforts, and remained obsfiuate
ly immovable. What should be done? In
half an hour the traiu would be due—would
there be time to go for assistance—to bring an
axe to liberate my foot? He would try.
'For God's sake Mr. Wesley," said 1, as he
starteJ to go,' be expeditious. It is tco horrible
to be obliged to ait tiere and face death un
willingly.. ,
I was alone again. Tiie winds ; igiied mourn- !
fully about me, but I felt relief.., 1 eveu forgot
my danger, and turned my attention once more !
to thoughts with which I had been occupied
vvheu I unwittingly stumbled into uiy present
Nevertheless, I was apprehensive that he j
might be delayed until the train should pass, j
In fact, [ had no assurance, he had time to go 1
to Mr. Antes' and return before it would be too !
late. Another thought rushed upon my frantic !
btain. Had he deceived 111 c? Would he not 1
be only too luppy to be thus easily rid of my*!
unwelcome presence? 1 knew he would uever |
come to ute again—he would leave me to the I
mercy of such a cruel death.
Heavens ! —There is uo mistaking that sound 1
—the wlpstfo at the P Station only five !
miles distant.
How well do I remember the thoughts that
passed through my mind, as I patiently awaited ;
the return of Arthur Wesley; for, .although 1 i
had every reasou to believe he would not come !
still I.instinctively awaited him, apd hoped,
ah, lu w 1 hoped he would return. Hour after
hour had I sat thete all day, aud cow 1 wa
still waiting and vibrating between, the hope of
delivery and almost .certain conviction of
destruction. The fearful chill of despair was
creeping over me: uty trembling limbs already
anuouticcd that my nerve.- were sinking iu ex
haustion. At every moment f kept a watch |
for his returning footsteps, but no welcome
sound fell on my car.
Hark !it is the train ! The low, distant
thunder eaunot deceive tue tu>w. It will be
here ia a few minutes.
'Help! help "
The wailing cry faded away, aud there was
no answer- Loader and iou.lpr came the thun
der nearer and nearer came the train. The
using moon disclosed to tue the white column
of smoke and steam, rising above the hill be
yond the curve; and uow Die regularly beating
puff and cough oftfee engine struck my ear,
like ttic gloating chuckle of some terrible mon
ster regarding his victim. How like a frenzy
the thought came on me that if was uow to late
for assistance ! No human being wonld ven
ture on the bridge when the foam was within
hearing distance, when u was too dark to dis
tinguish objects in time to stop the impetuous; and yet, furious and frantic at the
thought of such a death, I stietched my tremb
ling limbs to their utmost, aud shrieked ugaiu
and again until I grew hoarse, and the thun
dering train drowned tiie effort of my voice.—
Aud uow delirium, seized me. 1 futu,a-l some
giant fiend held down the plank which I vain
ly tried to wrench from its firm position —[
could hear the chuckle of satisfaction that it
gave him to think it Lad me there sufelv in its
. The loud roar th,at now reached tny car an- "
nounced that the ttain had -struck live bridge
—there came an end to hope—oh, God, uo
power on earth could avert the death that
star,ed tue in the face? For an instant I saw
countless demons hoveriug through the air.— j
Fire and smoke enveloped me— there . was a
crushing blow, a convulsion, a dim recollection
of keen pains shooting through my imprisoned
limb, and all was darkness. 1 knew no more
When 1 returned again to consciousness 1
was lying on an easy couch in a room dimly |
lighted, but neatly and tidily furnished.— j
While 1 lay, wondering where 1 was, and try
ing to recall what hyd passed, the door was I
slowly opened, nnd Lucy Ames entered the j
room In a moment she was by uty bedside,
watching the motions and the expressions of my I
countenance, doubtless imagining that I was ,
still delirious.
' Lucy—Mi-s Ames !"
She started back as 1 uttered the uanie, as
though unwilling that 1 should discover her!
real thoughts; but, in a moment, recovering j
her self-possession, she looked calmly toward ;
uie, and asked, with a tone of affected in- i
"Do you feci easier now ?'
"Indeed, 1 scarce know how 1 feel," / re- ,
plied, "but there is a pain and soreness iu my
bead, and in fact, in all my limbs. / must J
bave bceu badly burt."
1 had a dim recollection of the occurrence i
narrated; and I surely telf surprise that I should 1
have astaiu awakened to lite. The pain which I
felt, on regaining my reason, increased now mo- 1
tuenlariiy. A physician was at hand, aud every I
effqrt was made by him,as well as the members j
of Mi. Ames family (in whose house I was then
! lying,) in which, alto, Luy and Mr Wesley
! joined to alleviate my sulieriugs.
Iu spite of all their attentions, my pain rap
idly augmented, and in a short time, I was ngam 1
lost in the unconscious delirium of fever, lu my
r vague dreaiuiugs, I was again on the narrow
blidge, bending every effoit, and straining ev
i cry nerve, to remove the piece of wood that
! bound me there. Agaiu I was chained to a huge
rouk, iu which uuconsefous laborers were dril
j ling holes, which they filled with powder, to
1 blast the unseemly mass to atoms. I'icnils,shape
less aud hideous, flew about tue, chattering in
: gloc—demons dauc d ou the sharp edges of tho
I rock, ehuckliug agaiu like tho measured pu;l of
i an eugiue; and, t inteivals, they stooped to
' bind tho chains closer, until the links festered
! into the very nerve, aud turned my blood to
gall with the poison iu which they bad been
dippod. Caverns yawned ou every side to re
cieve me. Ail at once was beard the loug
shrill whistle of the engine and voices that
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seemed the very agony of despair, screamed on
every side of me:
'The train! the train."
But all this was past. I was well again,and
could walk about the house with the aid of a
crutch, for 1 had left one foot suspended in the
bridge where 1 had so miraculously escaped
death Lucy had re-assured me of her love;
not indeed by words, but by her actions. Long
and patiently had she watched by my side; and
to her wore than any other, do I owe the pres
ervation of my life. No words had passed be
tween us in relation to the subject which had
so nearly separated us, yet there seemed to be
a tacit acknowledgement of the error on my
par£, and a cheerful, forgiveness ou hers. But
ouc day, when we chauced to be alone, I re
curred to the lolly ot which I had been guilty,
aud more formally asked her forgiveness.
'Freely do 1 forgive you, if indeed you have
been guilty of any act which would seem to re
quire it. \ IJU doubtless acted according to your
earnest inclination, which 1 would uot wish to
oppose. 1 supposed your object was to secure
the band of another, iu leaviug me, and that —*
'Lucy, Lucy! It was uot so—l was mad; I
was a lool! 1 believed too rashly, but now!
will believe nothing. I will not even credit what
I see, but tell me, Lucy, bow it happened that
ou one or two occasions, alter excusing yourself
from accompanying me to an evening's visit, or
party, 1 shoula afterwards meet you returning
home at almost midnight, iu company with Mr
'Stili jealous, I sec.'
'No, no!—but *
'Listen, then, aud I will explain all, which 1
might have done sooner had you requested it.
1 was anxious to learn Freuch; and a., this was
probably tiie ouly opportunity 1 should ever
hive, I bad engaged to take private lessons of
Mr. Wesley. I did not thiuk it necessary to teil
evei v ijite wLy 1 was so often iu that geuiio
luau's eompauy, who I must assure you, is not
ouly a very amiable young man, but is engaged
to uiy cousin, with whom no inducement could
cause him to break his compact."
"But why did he delay so long to come to my
assistance, when I was about to be uiushed bv
the train?"'
"He did, indeed, make ali haste in his pow
er: hut, in company with uiy brother, arrived a
Amine lit toe late, when it would have been mad
ness to have gone on the bridge. In the dim
light they saw you fall into tue water, which
fortunately was deep and rapid, and consequent
ly free from ice. They hastened to the bank of
the stream, and in a few moments succeeded in
rescuing you from this second danger, and bore
you >o the Louse."
"Friends! thank God! all friends !'" I could
not help but utter after listening io Lucy's ex
planation of all that had transpired. 1 was hap
py again, though maimed for life, a fact which
Lucy generously seemed to quite overlook, aa.
slie did not hesitate to become Mr 3. Wortuiog
ton io less than a month after tyy perfect con
Within the last few davs a number of tlio
members of the late Calhoun Convention have
passed through St. Louis ou their way to the
Southern States, no doubt for the laudable
purpose of reporting progress to their con
stituents. They do uot hesitate to disavow,
peremptorily, any desire of returuiug to Kan
sas, 'hat territorial paradise of politicians.—
It may he mentioned, also, en passant, that
they iuveigb loudly against Senator Douglas,
aud say that he was weekly ta communication
with the Convention, was advised of eveiything,
and, up to the hour of adjournment, led tbeiu
to believe that their coarse would meet with
his strougest support iu the Senate. Hi*
preseut attitude, iherefote, they attribute -to
some new revelation in regard to bis own
prospects, arid denounce liiiu for acting ia bail
faith. If it should ever be necessary foi the
Calhoun Couveution to reassemble, (which
i God forbid!) its members would have to bs
I summoned from >ixteeu States.—. Missouri
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