Independent Republican. (Montrose, Pa.) 1855-1926, January 04, 1855, Image 1

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    CHARLES READ BA-T. 1 1 .1VRA*itrt '' 0 EDITORS.
The show had begun in the gloaming,
And busily , all the night,
Hid been heaping field and highway
With a silence deep and white.
tvery pine and fir and hemlock,
Wore ermine too dear for an Earl; .
And the poorest twig en the elm tree
Was rigged inch deep with pearl. •
`• From sheds new-roofed with Carrara,
Came Chanticleer's muffled crow; .
The stiff rails were-softened to swan's down—
And still fluttered down the snow
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I thought of a mount inistreet Auburn,
Where a little headstone stood;
ICW the flakes were folding it gently,
As did robins the babes in the wood.
Up spoke our little- Mabel;
baying, "Father, who makes the snow?"
And I told her of tbe,good'All-Futher,
Who cares for us below.
Again I looked at the snow fall,
And thought of the leaden sky
That: arched o'er our first - great Sorrow,
When that mound was heaped so high
I remember the gradual patience
That fell from that cloud like snow;
Flake by flake healing and hiding
The scar of the deep-stabbed woe.
And again to the child I•wilpered,
The snow that visiteth all;
Darling, the merciful Fath4
Alone can make it fail!". '
Then with eves that saw not, I kissed her,
And she kissing back, could not know
That my kiss was given to her sis er,
Folding close close under the deep'tang snow.
ar We find the following exquisite little poem iu
the Independent, by GREY
Little lily Is my Nay, • •
With her brow so pure and: pale;
'Slender Neily, thoughtful Nelly,
Quiet lily of the vale.
Lilc, lilt, .4n-#v blowing,
In th . e• dusk y, dewdrll
In the ..,1330 all lowly growing,
Hangs thy snowy, tiny bell.
Psten "to the spirits, _liell3-
11"ltisperin ,, in the leafy dell;
Tell us what the angels tell ye,
Nestling in the floral shell.
.Quaint and wondrons little angeliag,
White-armed; floating, airy thing;
• Art thou not a &Aver changeling
Stolen f!om the elfin Icing?'i
Shut thy waxen lid o tender,
On thy violet, azure eve ;
Bend thy form o lithe and slender,
decy-laden lilies lie. • -• .
I Sleep, thy Saviour' watehesity thee,
Tender truant from. the skidsh
Sleep, all evil powers fly - thee,
Till the dawn thd; Lid thee firma. •
144e3 -40 NiefAe,s.
Abridged from the German of
It is nearly sixty years since the events I now about to relate took place. 1 was
tlien in my third year at the University- of
; Gottingen. and ti, \ merry. idle, thoughtless. lad
I was. Of courFe I bad my acqUaintariees;
both among the - students 'anti the townsfolk,
ibut.there were only two whom I could eon.
'fide in ; one of them was a Seotclunan, named
Macdonald—the other a German, named Lau
renicerg: They were both students: • -
It wash summer vacation, aid we three
resolved 'to make,,a pedestrian tour 'together.
So, after Some disyussion, use dicided on vis
iting the great Thuringien forest, and one fine
morning off we set. We had - scarcely got be
the town, when Macdonald . began to
; ! . urge us to return, insisting that one- at least
of the party would never see Gottingen again.
His evil prophecy scems to have been found
ed 'upon :what 'appear - 6d to us a ridieulous .
whim. He hirriSelf could 'give no: definite
reason for this Strange assertion. beyond an
inhate'conviction that such was tO'he the fate
of ohe of us,---and that one would be Lauren,
berg. The predicted victim joined . with us
in laughing at the alishrd idea, 'but was, not
withstanding, evidently, more impressed by
our companion's words than he was willing to
toWI4, and even I was,much Struck with them,,.
for Macdonald was indeed no Common pm:.
But it soon all wore' off,and we contrffued . l
our journey cheerfully.
On the third day thereafter': at the town of
Gotha, we made the aequaintance.of .three
other tourists, students' from Jena—one of
,whom was a Pole, one a Frenehinatkand
'the other a G.erman. They, were making :a
sort of pilgrimage to the differek placesve t i
.markahle tbr events in the of Luthert
,bad been at. Erfurt, to see his cell in 'the de
ft= house there, and were no* going to
-Eesenaeli and the Wartburg to .visit the Pat-i
- tnos of • J tinker George.' noWever, on henr-
Inz that we proposed marching , through the
Thuringien.ti,rest, they gave up their original
plan aiia agreed to join us, forsall three were
fine fellows.
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-The following day, finding the road rather
tiresome, we struck off into a footpath arid
iplungedinto the forest. The solitude. SeCIP-.
ed to deepen as we proceeded.- Except the..
almOst. inpereeptible footpath, everything be
spoke the purest.state nature:.. The enor-.
mouS pines that towered over our - beads seem—
ed to be the growth of ages: = Great red deer
stared at us from a distance through the glades,
J os
.if they 1 . - Inid :never becOre. seen such ani
mals as and then bounded awapin herds.
As we,puslsed merrily onward, the glen- in
Which we found our%elves gradually opened
into a plain. But the footpath had tong been
losb sight of, and we htid no idea where We
were or.which way to turn in Order to find a— for. the night. Ne - erthele) ; ,: i We
pressed on as fitst as our . failing limbs would
permit 'and after three Or four, hours march
across the wooded level, we . were reivarded
by coming on sort of road. It - was, indeed
nothing more than the track of .hoofs upon
the turf; tali - we-were in ee4tacles at its - ap
pearanc4...• • After pursuing , it for title an hour,
we saw before us a house amortig.the treey-7,
It was a elteerful sight to us, and we gave .a
shout of kiy. We soon reached it. It was a
long huilding with , low walls, htit4 jery. high
atehed roof. one end - wa.s a • trine tOf
ro;:nd tower , ißg which teemed tngelts older than
rat of the
.structure. • It might
, : at • one
have been much - higher than it *as theu,
rbutin itr actual state . it's,l rt
the,a y
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Well, ,we wine up to the door and knocks 4 It was Opened, after a, short delay, .by ii
:)Ityjng girl.'
. I The evening shadows were dos
in in; bat s even by the. imperfect : light We
'1 had, we could sce she: was very heautiful.
NVe asked-i(we could be accommodated for.
I . the night, and.ahe answered readily that :we
could;,. bat that *e:ShOuld have / to sleep in one
room, Alid 'that. we ISt be- content with a
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doe supper; ; *el afterr, some talk,. we
tint in; !all cdad, to get shelter except • Mc-
Ponald, I nlUil i. vcould fain' have pushed onto.
A rnstadt, Wlnchthe girl told us" was. distant
only twO hours . walk. .' On entering by a
short passage, wejassed Into a -kind Of hall.
• Here wed heard- the,Vretichman, who had pr ',
. Ceded ushs_ay ; .! '.Conic along, my beauty, an •
• shOw us the .e amher, where we are to :dee
-t—_ for I suppo cit. iS there we are to sup too.
I have been trviii , ,!tili the doors, and. not one
.Of [them Will open.'i, • • , .
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4 : This way: rt
.gcntleme,' said the * girl • disen
ga ing herself frorn Laureaberg, who had tak
en hold of her hand and openit , one of the
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That fis your graaniother, I suppose?'
. ; sal' McDonald, pointing to a figure bending
1 ei . ‘4r a small fire which was expiring on the.
.1 h i erirth. ‘GoO&,:t•V'ening, my good . woman,
I[ l y,ou'. seem .to be chilly,' and as he addressed
!the, e' latter werdsto - the crouching creature,-
ha-blade a step xisif he would approach; but'
sage. girl, quickly grasping 'his arse, whispered
in bisear— .-:
11 'Po not dlitiirb (her. Since :thy father's
death ,she scarely ever. speaks to any •one but .
nie! She is • very old and feeble: Pray .
;lease hee l : alone.'. :- 1 . • : • . -
1 • McDonald ihreW a penetrating glance at, i
i the'gi.-1, but said:.mithing, and he and I
I lowed her along ..a passage, some twenty pac
i•es in. length and pry narrbw. - At the end of.
, r. ..p „.. ~
i it. was..aataean; and, this opened into the
lclunnber ;we were - tO occupy. It was a round
1 rootn, and we initnediately guessed
.that.] it.
fOrined the' under SiOry of the toWea' .we had
• remarked. The girl brought a lamp and We
found that the fUrniture of the room consisted
. of a table and schnestooiS, a : large press, a
heap of matrassesand bedding, a feW mats of
. plaited stiaw, and a . pie-. of fire-wood. - The
mO s t curious thing about the place., 'however,'
was a strong pole, (f i r rather mast, which stood
MI the very centre, 'and seemed to pass dirt,
the roof oi'llie'rboni.. This roof, which was
:Ida considerable distaace frOM-the floor, was.
fi,imed (a. thing :I hid nover seen befOre) of.
luilze bushes supported upon slender': branch-
esof pine. and 'apPOrcd -so rickety as to
threaten , every.tnoment to come down about
otn-head,L ~ 'On questionin the gull i Was'
told that the, mast supported the : outer roof,
Which 'wis pi - sible t‘nou4li: • • • -
bi the' first place.' said IlitAter,.• the Oer-'
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Duni IrOrii
.Jena, wlia! - We . had. selte.,l our
selvt , s, and the &ink.: sebraed to wait for or
der-. 'is this :,u innot is 4 not:- . i - - •
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: - Lloui ( . 1 :n see; gt,lttlettien,' replied she, 'l ,, ,v'
the .seantniess of theaccorinnodati o ns o t.i ka t, it
~is not exactly an imi.i Nevertheless, you can
L make yourselves at itome .as if it was, and
Welconic.' ' ; ..: i
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"ood. i 'I Ilea ni : the fi r st ' ,Lice ; ha!, e you
.w alert, . , .. ,
4, Plei - it:Y. :We s i ll a c.2 . ,. 1 )0d deal to ifr for.
esters wia,.paiss here ofted,•and•soivOilways
have a is. uPPly.' . , .t,' - ' • -
-.. ' 4- Where. is it 1' •rigked McDonald.
ltw l eloin the ,calak.'
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Very well,' re.t4neloi he. ' I and tWo more
of us will go'down.!4ind help you bi-ing' uP•a
dOien bottles Or KO -
if you will show' -Us -- the
way.' .
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` , Certainly,' said ..I " ' ' tegirl. While McDon.
aid; and tWo of the it hers we absent with
her; I cOntriVed to I.ii;ht ti." fire, and the French
man, on ',examiningthe • press, , haying, found
that lt . On tainedp 1
1 'tes, knives; and for s, he
'and. the Pole: laid 'the table, so'. that when, the,
others, laden With IpottleS,'.r;appeared, the .
place hatlisomewhatlola More!, cheerful look.,
'TheylaVe 'nofhild tintelodrug our wine,
at„ ,Wlaispered });LcDonah4to me. ' •
' Pooh, imy friend returned 1,.‘ you are far,
WO suspiehts-. Tut will Stnilo to-morrow at
having had such idettS,' - ;i 4 , •
• We shall see,' s: be. : I. 'J ' • . ,
Presently the - girflbrought to .some bacoil„
some eggs, and a pi+e of veniSOn. These we
cooked ourselves, Stayingour appetites in the
meantime', with . bread and wine. Then Ave
made a hearty.supplr, and be'earne very men,.
rv. Ritchter and the 'Pole piid the bottle
vigorously, while La i tlren berg and the French.
titan:vied with *each Other in sortteivhat equiv.
oeal gallantries' to the damsel. -1, As • .11 , r Mc-
Donald, he wore. art'. expt*ssiou : of mingled
resignation, vigilance', and 'resolution, which
made me itincornfor4ble, I knost not why.
When ive had supped, s- ,' a few pipes )
and linislied our wine, we begat to make our
bed.,. A'S We !were ie oceupied„tlo girl came
in; and offered to heft) us. We readily 'COM
sented, Cori we tivere fired enough. In a very
short time she,!' had made - sic.- beds on the
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fluor.4 .Why-, do yOa lay [them all-with the, heads
to the.middle of' thetiooml' asked McDonald,
pliiserVing tititt, all the pillOws•-were ranged
,round the mast 4 ht . a .eirele, and as near it s
possible.. i 1 ,
` , That is the kay ! alwayS do,' said she,:
with a careless `oir. !Butshe-did not succeed
in conceaiing . .t. certain strange, expression
which her 'eatures aSsumed. for ' a moment,l
:and' w hich 1 1366 1 1 . McDonald and - I - Tel nark ed,
without undersganding it. We well under
stood aftetivardiS whatit meant. .. As she was •
retiring„,tl . e
Fertchinatt and Laurenberg i
sailed her , vith sormOather too Sive jokes:4--
She turned - and Ica4 bn them a look of inch's-
ble-indignation, land .seortii" then, without a
word, - she passed Outlet the 441 r-ti t -Id ciosedit,
behind' her. '- . = •. -
,except .14cDonald were soon in bed.-
\Ve had, howeVer, - onlyiralf undies.sed. As
. I SlcDopald,lhe drew !toot before - the
fire, and; Seating hit*f, buried: his face in
his, hands as if in.deep thought. f almost im.
nt'ediatelytell asleep,;indmust haVe slept long,
whep I w oke the: fi re was imo. But Id id
not awake et ;myself-Lit was 3;foDotiald that
ropsed me. lfe (lid ;_the tame t 4 the others.
Re had; thrown Itiniselloiildsbo; and spoke
in a whisper, *Nth ; liOwever, a 4 Our head's
Were ;clt,sc; together,: was audible to ; all.
13r.Other4.1;said 9isten ; hut, for your
jii F e.4; MakC no, nOis.e,;Und . above. all 4o not
speak. .; Front; the firSt ;motilent ;we. arrived
at this Louse-1 ftiaredliliat was not right ;
now 1 sure of k. 1: It • seemed - to ire odd
fhaf.,;tive solitary - women should inhabit so
large a tobse that,tlulgirl 'phould have been.
so!reikiy, ;Or rather GO : elisions to receive ;
that she. shOuld *we abOwti no fear of . . six
young men all strangers to her; and Isaid
mvs . clf,l 'Sh-r. and.- her grandmother do
p - • ' .
: 4 '0._Ei*,.2 . 0.0{N,..-*4,D:: gtidmti-AaMmtii:4-C:cawx.Gly
•nOt live herealone; she 'depends upon aid if'
nekvssaPY, and that tdd is not far oft' ' Again
ljam used to read the eharaeter in the eouu-.,
leaance, and notwithstapding her beauty, if
.eyer treachery was marked 'on, the human
fatee, it is; on hers. ThOt i . why make 'us all
seep in One - room ? Hittte others are empty
our beds 'Would be 414 well on the floor in
thOn as irt.thi4 one. However all . this was:
t l tre . su:spicion., But there is . more. ' You
b l
w me examine the windows during supper, ,
1 e - ouldthen , open the outside shutters ; they;
haVe since beet' fastened, and what is: Morel
-the door Isl loeked.or barred on us and will.
MA. yield. '. But, what i more important, my.
et - Ir, which Is Very quick, caught the sound •o
steps in the
steps, though
taken - on. tiptoe, .steps; • in -short, .of a man,
.Oti `rather, :l should' sa), , ,- 'of men, -for there
were at least 'two. I S i tole to the door and
dilinetly ' heard whisperings. Now, What do i
p u think of all that? I Speak one at a time,
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and 10w.',..: .
l' Bah !' ‘thiSpered the I
Frenchman . ' I think I
). nothing of it. It is quite common to fitsten .
the shatters outside; . and• as for the door, - ;
yOur frielid, and I were: rather free with thel
girl- last night, and she may have loaed us'
in 'for her.-further security. As for the fiat-{.
steps, I doubt if you can distinguish 'a, man's
frclm - .a woman's, and the whispering's were
.probably the gir and the old -wOman eon-.
versing.. Their voices - corning along the gal
leri, es would sound like whisperings.' , cl
This explanation WIISiSO plausible, that .all''
express themselves satisfied with it. But;
Mellonald resumed—arid this' time bespoke
in :a - ,whisPer so forrible;•so.full of mysteri
ouS• power,. that it went iaraight to every
heart :. ' Brothers,' he said, 'be •wise in: timr...4
If you' will .nt.vt listen, to common sense, take•
warning freins'upernatui•al sense: have pin'
ever had a 4iin presentiinent of coming evil ?, i
I know yon have.. Niw Imark. I
have at
this. Moment a sure certitude-of its approach.'
.I know, I know that it' iyou continue to. lien
here, and At ill 1101 listetlito rayw ords, neither
von nor I will . ever see another :tt'.. I know'
we 'shall certainly: die thefore the morning,
Will - 3 1 ou be advised ? !filo. yonr blood be'.
ontyour own heads?. s f.n• mine, I furgive:i
it You. Decide-,-re F ol.l el' -
These Nvor ' & - , the" ton . in
. which they were,
attired, and, the elm ractlr of the speaker, prti.f
ilu4‘d a prOfound inTrossion. As for 1 - te. I,
i-huddered ; I.'but it wales at the idea of: the]
tinieatened 'Material ci,mger than at that.of am
i - .&.tilt in.fluence licverirA.tonnd us,,
;McDonald, and filling the place with its ttivs - .
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teritalS presonce. j .
Laarenberg was the nr,t to speak, or oath
or to Whisper. ' MeDi,:Add,'. said he, ' I reldl
in:;seif to - Vour guidanee.• .
I innacdiatelyl i
said, •And f;' The otl',ers foilowi A l th e ex.,l
ample, and MoDenald_direetly tout: - the Qom
is and chi liimst.if.
4 , Nise, s.tid he, ' but irial:e.not the sliAtest
noise. Coilett yoursolls chit 'pay atb•::tion
to :the , -!ightest thir.2-.' I:eare - your slioes
take your •swords. - .A it isso.aark,-there !
wih'probabiy be eimilli-,l i n. We-must bare
waiehwords,,,therefore. I Let them be Jena'
and. Ofitti'veli. Also. to avoid our bfludi , l
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efie'ouriterini.7,!'.each other; seL,eaeh of 4„.:, if it,
'ecniies 'to a' tight, keepl .eallin! , , But-schen Il
b'Eli-sr,i t e . n..l 1 believe the attack I apprehend I
will come fran the do ! - ,ri, Let us range - mir- r
sel 4 i[s three On- ea eh side •of it. We. 'titan ~
Gottingen will take the 'right ;,ide, you. from
Jena the .lefr. When thk open the door-we
ru.:ll into th6r,passage.- I will _lead My file,:
and, do,' sai . he to the ..}Trench-l
man, ' lead -N'uurs . . Wh n fog hear me eryl
En ;when ! follow -. 'lnc d{
stri -e for yo Ur lives. 11 this was said in,
the 1 'hi- - - I - di , - - L
.aellOwest whisper, - but
liberately that we did tx
We toi.k the places a. 4
our: bared swords.. Fo
an interminable time—
heaOng nothing.' Of c, nu!
eaeli other, for' the place
At•tast, our excited ears I
tiouSly approaChing. So.
(loor'and was , ',exidently l
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a Itonute e beard' the
sore one in the passage ,
'asleep now Tell Hanst
leads beat quick. ' The
some minutes'; .then sudc
hea I,a cracking sound ara
es that e.;Mpitsed the rot
stant something fell to
•crash so trethendons the",
Seetned to Shake. Then
withdrewn-4then a key
dooti began.
"Ate Donald,; as . he doshe7ll
sprang into the. passage /
the .renehrntwand the ot
by oor cotne4de's..side ' A
all, as we made in after
retreated - preeipitatelv in
we had sects; the old w
night. It w illuminati
Which blazed on the beard
' Bu l recheo t` ;.thundered
struck down•A man larmei
'A ks les !lir.deurs . r
quittin g Gerthan foi
-the heat of the m ot ri,
shOuted some- of us, 1!:
inept that these nun
and ,not tali war .frry.
-Laurenberg, , as he dtove
the enemy .atined witth a
' Bursehen (':cried he age
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weapon twiee•through the
` Je4 !' y;lled ftriteher, t
he interih'sed to defend h
by aiblo i % frinn!att iron • I
genii add, d he With,a roll
sailant at - liS, feet. Mean
.1 had , sustainql a fierce at
bens; who , , on st;Caring the
arms, had rushed out of o
log into • the ; hall. • The
slightly wounded, and it
us, when. the; Others cam
This deeidedithe fight, and
, victors;
. We had . wined the vi
all the robhe lay abou
breath... At this_ instant,
%ions night rushed into t
herself on.thebOily of th
len by . ibe .
hand, on his hea r it ; then
eheeli. to ..hii:n3o,ut..b.
lie is detull' cried eke, starting to tier
feet. ; `Y9u• have killed_ my: Heinrich—my
beloVed Helarich 1.- - --you have killed my
HeiaNch I itletld;•dead, dead
Still speakia,V she di appeared, but retlinl
ed almost i n*tant l y, with a pistol i n each
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• , -t:. ,::- • . ,
io distinctly and de-,
k lose a :word. ••
!signed us,, grasping,':
a time—it seemed
e .stoOd..still, ' and
l i rse we could not see:
WaS quite 'dark.H-i
heard footsteps tau
drie one.eame to .they
stening. In about
istener whisper to,
/ ' They must all. be.
to cut - loose.' our
9-e was a pause' of
letily we beard
long the furze Litish•
of r and the,.:next - in-1
the ground with .1.
'... - ok...whole hous.!' , ,
1 we heard a . bolt i ,l
was turned. 'The',
' Burschen P. cried
lit wide ajar,'and{
PurschcA ! cried
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.xt :moment he was.d
ursclicii.r.oied well
,„ 1 , .!1•1 t e robbersll
o the halt, 'where;
otnan the pretrionlsll
ed 6v a large; fired
li.. . Here we ft; clit.' l l
IMeD„nald, a he' l `
d witti a hatch : 1
id the French!' tan, '
mother - tongu . 'in
Jena I Guilin en."
!Aim* o in our excite- il
~ Titour pas.F-werds:.l
- Bur achtui." cried 1!
into a corner one oft
kiagger and a swontl.
n,l as he passed hislj
rObber's . body.-= 1
Is his left arm,which 1 i
s head, was brokenl
bar. ''And Cottiii-1
ar.las he laid his as-. 1
trliile tile Pole : andi
aelt. from three rob.
ries and clashing ofi.
le of the doors Open ,
Pole was already!
Tas going hard with .;I
to .ouis .assistanec4
we found oursel 'es i 1
' (TR
i furgel
e 4 vr
etorv, I repeat, and - ' • ' ,
the. floor killed for
11 a moment, to take..
the girl of the pre
.e hall, and . threw ..
-man who had• fal
erg. She put her
he 'approaehedi her
eve stood sti
'lt "*.'•:is' 'you, young sir,'• said' she, „:calttily
mid ai , ,llbei l it;ly.:',- 4 I saw yott ;' and, as the
spokti i lsbe covered Laurenberg with her.. N'ti
poll, hiking 1 ' a cool a
aim. With botindlife-
Donal!' Ihtvw him, if before tlie.Vietim=hut
the geticiouS inortinient was vain..l She fined,
and the! ball. gra*ingMeThiniilo; shoulder,
passed thrcingh poor Laurenberes: throat, ;Ind
lodged_ iii 4:400r behind hint. ; He stagge
and fill. f We all 'stood thunderstruck.
`lTtiti life - for his and :nine' said the girl.
With. licseiwordi she - discharged her 'other
pistotinte her boom, and sank slimly onithe
corpse! of her levet.. - '', %.' 4.
1 ,
I .ktielt. down beside my friend and t*ok
his lind; - ,leDoiiiild raised himiup'a little,
supOrting him Ind sitting posture. He said ;
' Mir pocketbook+the letter , 4my- last wiSh.'
Then ;tie -{sassed my hand. Again he said-.--.
.'Farewell,!dimirades! farewell, my brethirs!
Itenienilier:tne to : my m4hei-and Anna:l b :—
Then ::,be: pri.‘sSedlmy hand aghin4-quid sol be
-died. ' ', ;
I need !t - .N;ell hilt lightly on lie:iifternvcaits
of thatiiiiirerous - night.- On'exatninini
.. ,• d
field 4(:.l . iattle, we found 64;
.the re - litters
were dine lin nuMber,- and that ..twol besides
fleinqieblWere dead. We . ,bound 'up ,the
Wounds 'attic Others as we could„ and secinr, ,
d thein forAhenight in one othe roemsirtf
ter fiistening the windoWs acid providing in
i , -1 , •i .
cverpro,,s ible diviner against escape orgat
tack: R4tirrningi to tho room; where :we bad
. - snpped,•Weifound that the thing 'which bad,
thilen fretOthe roof with si4ll a! crash,, Was
fill emirmnitSiring or circle of iron, bigger than
d cart:iwh i cli -it was lying "rt our beds, the
dia , t being:exactly in the . -centre; of it, and
I ,er% 42;. milit.. found, to su,tairi it .I:vlien hoist
(id .0. H a d : we not obeve,, l l Merionaidet.
+,oice ,ve telrt t aiiilyl should MTh' ve been erti. l sh.
-i t . ,
1 &Ito lleath, it.s it was plain tummy a' victim
I 'hid . alrea`di been-for, the infernal thing Was
! 4tainO:withilikoi.i, and in -sonic Places wire
patelieS o air sti j eking to It. I-. I.
Th 4 jo,uiiey to ArnNtadt -in the morning,
the iiikrlitiw i with the burgordeister, the ref
ereneo tolllW. rural amptman, 'the !expedition
of .that that fiiiietionarV to the scene of the trage
dy, the, irt)Prl-sOnm /
ent *of the suriving - rph
beni,theii:trial,cohvietion,and execptiOn,l*ill
not thitaih :Frotn . the letter to Which -Lau
": renberg reftlrreu I with his )gist breath, :and
widelllwciireilrid in his peeket-book-addreSed:
t • ,
I to me, we icartied - that - MeDoaald's present'.
' nients WET Ci ',wicg hilig on the writers inlnd
more ;than I he was willing shotild Ibe known,
.tintil ; alter itlie !anticipated Catatroplie, , i, if,
indeed, any f.slipiild take place.l . Neit her need I relat'e to you how I bozo: the news
of 1113 - 0(.:4111 le his mother and: sister; ; or him
Anna Inthre'e yeiirs afterwards became iloy
wit - v. !IA4 to miry 'comrades in thatclisastricius
tour; the Vrenchnian rose tohigh rank in the
s - ervieet of Isidr,ol4lll, and felh at IWaterli*.
Ilieht4 Ni,:ti. :k i!I CA in a duel. ;The Pole Oed
amid the
,b.1 . ; - ;ddy.4hiws of PruS.7 l , iati Eyiau„;--.
Of ll4D,mald's fate• I' know nothing. When .
I n. , tiih,(9 . lt,•) oottinged• eteri"visitit* . Aitna
- and ;liei. ni(Vier, he was gone: I . :: j •' 4 \
He ~liad- [hitt . his rooms the previous d'ay - ,
1 with atstralgkr, an elderly man, dressed''; in '
, gray. ; - 1 liel never 'returned. 11 made every '
I inquirt; all 'around Gottingen,,lbut could et
no tidllig.4 cif him. No one on any readlhid!
'seen bin .'pr his companion pass. : His becifts
and:. things,-.Were sold some itwo or,
inontli'S tiller. I.bought everyihing I thought
he Wired` ler, in - order some Iday.,torestOre
; then': to him.. But he never appeared ito ,
I claim thetn, and se I have them Still: - I,lis
... •.. ~ • , - .
aw,oro runup.; in my study .between Lauren
! berg's - "and-ini own: - , .'1 : : ;:l •
! As egttrdS . the old woman, I had - alm§st
forgot4ll,itei :Say that wefound her cloths,
but - nO r t llei.Self..- . Hence wei guessed that
.i.lne! rie! the gang had personated the
character .riirid McDonald reminded 'us liclw 1
the girt had . prevented his. approadiing.lwr
suppo4oeltitive, and how he had got no 411-:
swer to: his address, the man in disguise tie;
ing prOliatily afraid - that his voice might -lic-.1
tray. liiM:.:; : ,;: 1 ii :•
f . il. .o
. . • . , ~ ,
1 ' Doesik.44 has had a visit rrom'itne Sp: .
of his• ileeeakid dog, Pluto, accompanied- -• ! y
the ghh'Stal ;f divers' -members of the Cani 4 e.
end fel - mei race. The mysteriods yisitabt
I. was endowed 'Walk the p.o_wers:ed. speech, aid
1, •di se ouiA•diti; iiis astonished quenddiu
. full. .4 ~ i ....- . ,
a 8
,‘ tl !
.. _
~. . .
I!, ' ” Kti'pw,' f .te eit of earth, that shadriwy horits
still If thtOug yciur streetS, harnessed to inta i
I. ,gi hie dtlaysl• MO to' incorporeal. express wl.
.., r
i.ons,and•stqf toilftilly draginnuMerable three -
I ',cent' stages.•- they stil lire in ycitir Stabile;
I igraze in . Ant pastures, and diink • at • yottr.
pumps4•iltiters, malignant thotthunsed . p,
i'still lasli 0111r:unreal sides with their enttitlg
I 4 hips, Untilithey become oVer . coMe with gll
- ire, iind'iiieiously kick , over their S,pecti, I)
i trac,clefitnet, racers still haunt the. seen
1 •()l . theirifOtt'uce . triumphs--shiln with feet '
. .
i ;shod: rfso6(l' le inside track, and 'scornful •..
i ;turn, upltholi goblin noses . at the fltstest cart, 1,
ly-timeron Iree 4 .n - d---transparent-donkeyS w (r
-ilcomplacently their celestial fars,:sind . •.bru,' h
air -With unsubstantial ' tails, ,Swi,ri ~
full fi,iWo,.',•Ulthough unseen, pretid 'at in ' li 1 , ,
1 ferocioUsly piiiWl about your streets, seeking l
1 livhid they 6.4 devour, and, eZ.preSsitig Wi. h 1
1 inaudible 41 1 uats their , Paradisuie satisfi' - 1
tion—beidd'.pigs squeal under . ; fortnle„s,l
~'gates4)ogi;; still follow With unheard treaid
their diettitly Masters, _waging their, plae
phantorn :.tads;. or searchingg. thrbilgh thlr
shaggy i hides with - sat age teeth for spiritnal
'ficas. . Poleeata; invisible still ; - haunt, 'yoili
' 'barns ; - ipeatilitig fur ' airy chickens, find,
ghotty.r46,,,i;:ilt unheard-of nests:—then stud
ing; and; giving odor id'yOur ;cellai.s; appaii
iions .oIT depa..rted eats haunt pulseless tnici,•
and in Sruul.l Parlors phantomkittens' clutie'
their gublitil tails. Henceforth 'pet every ma;4l
take heiid, lieu In taking off his hoots he . kicic
his deat:'cfeparted - Carlo ;;' and let every niaid=j
-en lady hestx?w.lter.;,elfintier faoritc rockint;
chair in.w: add pertnrhationi
lestthe cus -I
_lon .be already' occupied' by efunci, Tabtor;
alitter."-SpeCtrtil litter. ; •
• I:
Whefr`i trr• darling Phito hwtspOhen thuit,
the, company lift' an to disappear.. , A ' mist
Seetned4radUally to elivulop all; ande,ooe liff
one thq:l4kl i i::4l: f rozu ,ik-mortal vision-, 4114'1
Soon all 'save- Pluto bad .vantshed ,frOn'tziy
Sight, l'.11u„. Only retutined to !give me .or
last.assOrant* that the greed of theAvell..knowe,
Indian 'fitentiont by 51r. Pope lis !,rue*lt,co
firm,'V. belieVeilf that in the: happy hunting
ground i'lierilftek i - ..,
• "114 40041 dog shall bear hit con - warty.
. ; ;.
'•:• - 3 ;;; '1•: , -•- • -; •
.3 I
W)3yiireinuietis like pleyei,e at teu pipe
Becausti, O'er are iolling ballco# thq di/Vs+
AN",[34 WG2O,IA
From `.`The epublican - Court," Or Amer
lean Society 'in the Days of Waihington,"
the following is .oplet . : - ( '
- From the no e-boo -of the late Mr. Horace
Binney Wallace of Philadelphia, I am permit
ted to transcrib a record of some conversa,
tions' - with his n other, Mrs. Susan Wallace,
in which that I) iy, so eminent for whateVer
is beautitalnnd noble -in her sex, disclosed
her recollection' of Washington's tabits, and
manners.. 'On he !removal of, the Govern- -
ment to Phila. elphia, Mrs. ' Mary 43inney,
. mother of Mrs. Wallace,,resided, in Market
street, appisite to.lGeneral WiShington's=
the door of her oust a few paces further east.
It was the Gene arattistoth, frequentlyovhen
the day was fin to come out to walk, attend
by .his-secretari. s, Mr: Lear and Major Will
iam Jackson—o eon each side. He always
crossed directl y over from Ins own, door t o .
the sunny side o the street, and walked dorm
He was dressed i n black; and'all three - were
cocked liatii• ' S e never observed them eon
,versing; She often wondered and 'watched, as
e l .
a child, to see i any of the party spoke; but
never coulit pe eive that anything was said.
It was undeisto d diet, the aids were kept at ,
regal distance General General Washington WI a
large family eoa li,.filight Carriage and a char
iot—all.alik - reayn' r eolored,- painted
Tures of each panel, and
Pe drove the coach to
very, Sunday morning, with
re Oelearringe and four into'
Lan&downe, the Mils,. and
going to the Senate', he used
six luir4s. All his servants
wora',liverie,; of white cloth,-
arlet, ter orange. Mrs. Wal.
three enameled
very handsome
Christ ehuieh,,e i
two horses; dro l i
the country=tel
other place-s 4
'the chariot With
were white, and
trunmed with _
lace Saw 'General Washin , rtoti frequenily at
, • , t ,
`public balls.' His Manners there were very
gracious and pkasaitt.. She went with Mrs.
Oliver Walcott to Off ofMrs. - Washington's
rooms.drawing- TI general - .v ILS present,
and cattle up an boved to every: lady after
she was seated. Mrs; Binney visited Mrs.
Washington fre nentlY,' . It was Mrs Wash
ington's custom to retinn visits on,the thir:d
day; and she thus alWays returned Mr 4. Bin.'
net's. A foot mtuOvOuld run over, knock
londlY, and 'announce Slrs.:Washington, who
would then Come overlwithi Mr. Lear. - Mrs:
Wallace mei Mts. AVttshing,ton in her - moth
er's parlor. H‘r manners were' . very..easy; •
Pleasant and uncerernonious, with the charac
teristics ofollter Virginia ladies. When Wash
ington retired fronipul!lic life, Mrs.„ Wallace
was about ninetkn years of age. . . • .
The recollections of 11fr.Richard Rush. on
the, Subject, are n agreem'ent with those, .of
Mr,-:. Wallace. That accomplished and dis-.
tinguished gent eman has communicated to
tne a versgraplie aecluntof some interest.
ing seenesoif which lie vas in ob.erver, about
the close of WaLlingtoit's lirSt administration
Looking Upon the Old Congr'css Hall at the
corm:r Of Chest ut and Siixth sts., afew years
ago, he sayS: 'lt recalled'a scene never—
no, never—to b :forgotten. It was, .I think,
in 1794, 1795, t
spectators cOng
parts close by t
" WlOingto
Congrewt„ by go
tom; to deliver
scinbied in the
at, I a a boy, was among the
. egati‘d at ;this -corner, and
Witness a great publie.spee.
! ;, i •
.was toi open ~the session of
n iit ptersoU, as was the eus.'
Speech to:both Houses, as
hhm, bei-, of the House of Rep:
h 4 CrO*l was immense. It
filled the whole' I.'l in cheStnut!street - before
the State House •xtentled along the line of
Chttnit street a 'o%eSpcth Street, and spread .
north and south . olitediStance along thelatter.
"A way-kepi 11,t 1 6 for carriages in the mid
dle of the.street, 'Nfao.he tally spaeenot close
ly packed with PeOple.. t I had a stand 'on the
steps of One nf.thelheuses in .C.hestnut street,
which, raising nknbOve the inaSs of human
' heads, enabled. rh_ei t 4 see to • adtantage.—
After waiting to d hOurs, as it seemed to • a
boy's impatien the earriage.ofthe.Pre-sident
at length slowl drOve pp, - drawn by font.
beautiful bay , h . *3l ) . t was ithite with - me=
dallion ornatnents 'on- as panels, and the.
merles s ‘A. il 4 ..)k,int s as u-11 as I remember
was white, turned ‘up with red = -at any rate,
a , glowing livery!; theedtiredisplay in equip
ages at thatera, in our country generally,
and in Philadt.tlp 'is in! particular...being more
rich. and varied than .147, though: fewer in
number: • lyashiington got Ont of his carriage,
and slowly Cro&itng thel.paVemen4 ascended
the steps of the aitie, iti.)o the upper plat:
form of which h 4 Pansed,, and turning. half
round, looked it the ;direction of a carriage
which had follo%%ed the lead of his own.: Thus
he stood for a- Minute, distinctly seen by
1 .,
every body. ' H. stood h all his civicdisnity.
and moral grand nr--erect, 'serene, majestic.
His costume wa. a full suit of black velvet;
his hair, in itself bhuathedAy-time, poWdered
to snowy whiteness, aklreSS sword at his-side .
and his hat held in his hand. , -Thus he stood
. .
tu i stience.,; and ; i i - hat n - 1 Oinents those were!
Throughout the ense crowd, profound still
:ness reigned. Niot a s•( rd Was heard-;-not a
breath. Palpita ions tc LIC• the place of sound.'
It was .a feeling i finitel -beyond that, which
vents-itself in 'sh-uts., very heart was full.
In' vain Would an - tongue have spoken;
"All were gaz ng in mute; -unutterable ad=
miration. Ever • - eve waskrivited on :that!
greatform—the st, purest, l most,. cialted of
mortals. It quip ititateseetned as ifhe stood
in Ihat,position bi - zratify theas.sembled thou-
sands with a foil• view ;of the Father of their 1
country; Not so. \J - leArtif . pansed for his
Secretary—then I believe Mr. Dandridge or
Col. - Learwho 4ot oot.'of the other carriage„
a chariot, tlecOratitd like hid Own.' - The,seere
tary, ascended the steps,; handed him a paper,
probably a copy of thUSPeech - he was to de- ,
liver— when !both : . entered ;the building,.
Then it 'was, and not till; then, that the crowd
sent up huzzas,. I i ud, long, earnest, enthusias
tic." . .. •• • ', 1 i ! .• ''' .-- ': ' '
nanneis of. Washington and
Wansey,4'r S, A.,'an En-
I ,whohreskfasted - with , thent
the Bth of June, 1794, rays,
awe And veneration when ! I
was now in the presence of
"ton. 'the noble and wise',
world, as
I ook down from this truly.
er on:wher public , servants,
conti=nst; nor call we fix
y othkr grelvt men without
m a ,yast.., and.. mortifying
Pr4idtiitt tweeted very
ver,;Y:alaiv, iii ,4cliVe.r.4lll
1- ''sOMP I : l !gtlia , ra him re -
t:14110, 1 appobend,
iion, T ,
r i had to Eau au ,ap,
ity and seemnmotlatinn.---
Of the 'simple
his fami!y, Hew
.glish manufacture,
on the 'nothing o I
• "I Was struck wit
`rec)llected that I
the great; Watddi
benefactor. of - fhe
him., When We. ;
illustrious chai:ne I
we find a glowint
our attention On
-discovering in lh
diasimilarity.; _
himself, Which;ind:
served i . but it,:wu,H
suit of niiickiede;
peiance -of
At... the time of the Frneh,and Indian wars . ,
the Amerieen army was: encamped -on the
Plhins .of Chippewa. Colonel .St. 'Clair, the
4dmmandet, was ahrave and meritorious.offl:
ier, but his bravery SometimeS, amounted to
il rashness, and - .his enetnies have accused him
lOf indiscretior. In the present instance per
it gips he may have merited the accusation, for
1 the plain on which ht was- encamped was
bordered by a dense Sorest, farm which 'the
radian scouts could :easily pick of the senti
. 1
i nets withont : in the )east . exposing therriselves
.td danger.. .• • 1
1 'll
,IFire nights' hed passed, and eVery night the
isebtinel who stood at. e lonely outpost in the
vicinity of the
.had been slait-; and
ilie repeated disasters struck such dread
lleinorn , the remaining- seldiet:l p ;;that no one
.1-ivnukr come forward to offer to take tbe post,
46 . 13 the • cone mender, knowing; it was only
;throwing men's lives away, let if stand a few
1 'nights unoccupied. - :
.1 i
il ;At - lenath a' rifleman of the : Virginia corps,'
i i i-i il un tee red his services for this:dangerous du--
1 tiv'' he laughed at the fears of his' companiens,
• . t
kind tcld them he meant returnto; safe and
orink his commander's health in the' morn
-I,ng. The guard marched up scam after, and
leishetuldered his "rifle andfell in: - He arris
ledi at the place which had been Se fa / mild his
otnrades, and , bidding. his' fellow soldiers
1 ‘ - ...,3 : 1.. ,
1 Put. eigut ': assumed the duties of his post.
I "pie night : was dark, thick elouds overspread
i the firmament, and hardly' a star could be
een by the sentinel as he paced, hie lonely,
I Walk. All was silent except the gradually
I ietreating ' footsteps of the guard ; he then .
' stepped and listened till he thought' he heard
I 00 1 joyful soe"All of
s we11.."--thou all
}vas still, he sat down on, a Olen tree and
-' '
.egan to .m_use ' Presently . a low-:_ . tuatling
inlong the bushes caught his, ear ; •he gazed
1 intently towards the spot whence the sound
• ' seemed to proceed, buy he could; -see nothing
the impenetrable gloom of the fort.:t.—.—
, 'he sound' grew . nearer, and a;lwelt known.
: rent informed him of the approach of a
I bear.-
'he animal passed the soldier 'slowly,, and
then quietly sought the thicket to the left.,
. 1%.t this mranent the ,- moon, shown • out
, right thrOugh the parting clouds, and 'the
wry soldierperceived the ornamented moeca. •
1 iin of a savage on what an instant before he
believed to be a : beat!' He could have shot'
Nola - in a moment, but he knew not ho* many -,
1 4ther animals might be at hand ; he there
,fore refrained,.and having perfeet:knowledge •
of 'lndian subtility,. he 'quickly tookZliis hat
and'coat i: bung them on the braneh'of a fallen
tree, grasped his rifle, wind sil'ently crept to
' Weida the thicket., Heitad barely reached
4 henW en arrow, whizzing past his head, told .
tlint of the dangerlhe bad so narrow l y . . , ~ - -
dd.; • . • , - ~. .
1 I[
t te r
p l looked k o e r d
c e i
e a a re re fu d l lr an r d ot h in e d
cp litn nt ,. e a d nd tw o e n lv a e.
lens :Some sitting, some lyin full length
t on the thickly 'strewn leaves o • the forest.
elleiing tney has stor thu-stri F l, rind lit:-
t 01 thinking that there was anyone within
Il6iiring, they were quite. off the - guard, and
trivet -tied aloud' about their plans ; for ;the
,s. . ,
cirr6*. .
'4' It appeared •- that. council of twelvethiefs
1' -
waa.novii held, in which they:graVely del iber
4, ~
nted on the most effectual means of annoying
the enemy. : It • was decided thi,ll the next
eive,ning, forty of their warriors ,Olould . be in
rediness at the hour when the sentinel should
Fe ;leftby his comrades, and that when they
ILO retired a few Paces, an aim* should- si
lent-e him
- ,'and 'then they would -
rharch r on and messaerethe guard.
I this being concluded, they reSe,•and,'draw- •
441 the numerous folds of 'their ample robes
closer round them ; they marched 'nff in -Indian
01(4d/rough the gloomy forest, seeking some
-More distant t !spof, where the smoke of 'their 1
nightly fire w ould not be observed .by the I
ihite M ' - en; '-' •
- - i' • - i
1 The 'sentinel rose: front his hiding\• place
abd returned to his post, and, taking dowri his 1
hit found that an arrow had passed prOugh :
it. 1 He then wrapped himself in hiswateh:
epat, and returned immediately to the ramp;
and Without . any delay - demanded- to speak
to the commander, saying that he, hadsonie
thhig of importance to communicate. ' - - '
l'! fie was adinitted,atid when he had told all.
that. be had seen' and heard, the , Colonel be.
siov;ed "n him the commission of Lieutenant.
of the Virginia corps, which had been . made
vacant . by the:death of one of bitt comrades a
fc* nights back, and orderellhita to be ready
wtth.a picket guard, to .march anhour earlier '
tt usual t , o s te n ' fatal
b -o t.a ut ri - e p h o: s t :
_t o be d re t t 4 t place
i ambush fur the intruders. . .
The Collo:wing : evening; according to -the
ti d
o era given by -Calomel St. CLIO, a dettich;,
' ent of forty riflemen, - with Lientenentiltlor
g !fiat their head, Marched' .front. the, camp
a half-past seven in the: evening towards Aho
I. a painted spot, and, arranging thefiet. and coat.
its to have the appearance Of a iolljier,
en_ guard, they stole silently , away, and . lull
I. thimpselvei among the btishes, , ,:. . .- _.- .
.1 Here they lay for almost an hour • before
a yisigns Of approaching - Indians Were heard..
he night was-cold . and _ still, and the risini(
1 . tn shone:forth in allber beanty.:,The iilcu -
, i 1
it_ I.;genining jinpatiot of their. tutetimkrt r ;
:4 1 : sitnatit.ini.for their clothes VE•ere..,..ltOt' SO
git Ada1414.41 1 .;* -11 ed .. .9(/ 40W:-'l,is 4,k,4-, *or- •
1 shat "b"' 4 gkhai 4l y- 0 010 41 * - . 1, ? . -
f.Silenear whispered Listitenantl4* 9 ” l .•
.. 'hear the.:rustling of , • , ,
, .
• , -
• • •
was this time in his ilxV-third year,
lint had very. little the appearance 'of:age, 7 , -
having - been all his life so exceedingly temper
*. There was 'a.certain 'anxiety visible in
h countenance, with marks arextreme
- • .
us" Mr a Washington berse
: tea for
i •On the table gt were tw o '' 54141' platex
ofisliced tongue and dry toast, bread and bid
tfr, bet no' broiled fish, asis, tbegenertil ens- -
tOM. Miss Eleanor Custis. her grand-datigh
t'er,lt very ; pleasing young lady of about six
teen, sat next to her, -and - next her -grand-son,
shingtnn Parke Cu4,tis, , about t
ears nlder. There were btit'lslight
IpMs of folio, one servatitonly attending; whO
lad no livery ; and a silver urn water
ills the. only expensive article on" the table.
Sit-R. : Washington struck tne as something
41iler than the President, thongh I understand
they wdre.both born the same year; she was
sihort in stature, rather rqbuSt, extremely sirn.
tl4in her dress, and wore a very plain cap,
ith her gray hair turned up under. it." • This
description of Mrs. Washington correspondi
inifectli with that *in hoeportrnitby Trum
till:atnteil the previous .year; and now in
th i Trumbull 'gallery at - New-Ifaren. : • •
Presently a btar of the same deseriptioa4
had been seen the night before,pas.sed, ;hear
the ambush.; it crept to "the edge cif the plain
--;-reconnoited—saw the sentinel at; la post
—retired towards the forests fe* ,paces and
then suddenly rising on his feet, let flj at Ar
row, which brought the sham -sentinel to - the
ground. , So impatient were the Vistinisits •
to avenge the death of their comratdeiN, thst
they could scarcely- wait till the lientanita:
gave the command to fire= - then they tvise f iti
a body, and before the Chippewas time to
draw their arrows or seize their- foinshawka•
more than half-their number lay , demi .uPod
the plain, The mit fled to the forest, but the
riflemen, fired again, and killed or wounded.
several more of the enemy,' They- then re.
turned in triumph to relate their. exploits ht
the camp. • , _
Ten chiefs fell that night, and their fall . was -
undoubtedly one principal cause Of therFreach -
and Indian wars with the English.
Lieutenant Morgan rose to he a Captain,
and at the termination of the war returned
home, and lived' on his ownfarm the
breaking snit of•• the Amerin war. = And
then, at the, bead .of a corps of Virgintit Rifle
men' appeared our hero, tile breve, and
lant Col: Morgan, better kuown by the title
of General, which he soon acquired by his, -
courage and ability.
MR. EDITOR:--It would- pernaps belntet.
resting to some of your-young .reader to
knoiv.. who these personages are, . and how.
they came 'toy bear such .titlea. They aro: .
none other than our Sivior arid
.Our great
Krissaringle . is -an odd • way.of' spelling
the- German.- tern Christ-kindel (more prop:
erly Christ.kindlein) whiCh signifies: The lit
tle• child In- almost every. German
- family Too may
.find at this season a chriat
nia.s-tree glittering with sprangles, flanging
full of papers, and little angels made of flour
and sugar—under -it.- are' spread around all.
manner of presents- for the children, and in•
the midst there is . . -,minature stable, *itb.
sheep, cows, - and a manger ; in which lies that
veritable • KrisS-Kringle,by - -no means "a
fabulous personage)! Hard by; upon • a
frOwning .enimencei-you may observe
.a•flock •
Of sheep' with their shepherds,.
.On chriat• - •
mas eve the paperarare - fit, and by' the- ring.
ing of a' bell the children are . ushered in
witness' the gorgeous -.. spectacle 1 To their
, wondering - -eyes there are. the- shepherd*
keeping Watch 'Over their flocks by night,' }
" the glory of the Lord shines around," ", and
'with- the angels a multitude of .the heaienly
lioSt praising - God,'? .. -and - ' announcing the.arrP l,
Ival of the dear little child Jesus who lies therfip
id the manger, and has come to bring them - -
all .these beautiful presents. Our German
friends take this quaint method of teaching
their children to love the Savior.
But pray, who is Santa Claui ;St; - ICrieho.
las, nobody else i
.or, as we faMiliarly term
him,'old. Nick. •• In our English ..papers and
books we sometimes • see 'him.. cal led! Bel Ls-
niche!, another unfortunate misunderstanding
of a, )German-Aerm. He is called. by. the
Germans Pelz-nickel, i. e., pick in his hide,.
_pelz being
,the German -for a, hairy iskin or .
hide. This - charater also makes his appear.
, ante in the•midst of the Christmas festivities - ,
clothed in a hide; with horns and a tail; and
a whip:of some sort to terrify. the children ;-
but- the Christ-kindel Will 'drive him, away. t.
• and Pelz-nickel; Ov i
oid-- Nick in his:hide s,
strangely enough;,.ol,
English friends into„Santa Claus, - .and- repre
sented as coming, - down the. chimney with his
pouch full of presents!'
• New,: ye ehildren great and small, distin.
guish hereafter :between friends and foes.-,-
And . if you will, Jmitate the. time-heuiarcd
customs of other4ands.and ether languages,_
• try to do :it 'understandingly.- Alas, it is.not.
only the .names of these eharacters that havev .
Suircred, in the importation of- this• ancien t
custom.. H9w", sadly has the. Spirit of the
festivaLdetcriorated! Contrast the ;cheerful
home scene of; a German Christmas,-and its.
sweet by tnns bf praise te. the dear Redeeiner,.
with the ',boisterous merriment, the_firing
pistils • and - cra.elcers,, heii rewayisini.:and Tor,:
elry of . a Harrisburg,
is with the German
. feStivals as with. their --
Wines, - they- are best kepi 'at honie.'
• . I ~... ~. - ' ' met •' .
--One of the most celebriated bankers of Eat_
rope, at present, is Mr. 4.-... :!.., Hie chief part:;'
tier of the house of "Hope & Co.".' f This.gerk
iteman Was a simple clerk in the great boom'.
41d now controls, when he' was sent tO-toncTon
s '
to negotiate .some business with - the 13aiings,
After its successful• completion, having mean
tiitne been hospitably entertained'hy'the.headt .
tif the houSe i to which he was sent,: the-.Am
terdatn clerk_ requested :an interview::With -
Mr.. 'Baring, and demanded his I,.diughteea
land in marriage.-- -..-. .
6 . ion dream,' sir,', said Mr. Baring'yo u;
,r e but a clerk%-r. •- s -
. . .
1 'But if I were, a - partner in. the hOnse of
1 ope V.. .1 '- - -- \- ; ••-' , - • .
' ' Ali; then the . oasa would b ini&
e rent l' -
' The clerk went home and asked: ,a 'private
it tervie* . with Mr., Hope.- Without prelim-
it, ary he. requested to yo taken into. the" P.M
.. .
ai.a partner. :,
'What ? and without capital, and yourself
wholly undistinguished ?' said . Mr: Rope.
'But if I were the son-in-laW of Mr. Bar- .
ing?' - - - .
, •
Ah, then there might be a, prop iety in
it -- •
By-skilfully letting down . the two sides 4
the ? draw-bridge which might cover the chisitt
in his expectations, the clerk managest:to get
a wife by a for One, and 'a fortime !In 'wiffi c
and arrived at his present - eminent '
nir The editor of dui ' Bedford Arum
requests his agricultural subscribers who con
tracted two years biota pay.four bfislielkof
wheat ter their
. itunual Subscription to:his pi- .
per„o " bring ' on the 'grain.'-Wheat wits
then-selling at fifty cents a. hushei.: : Xi*
thatit Ws risen two dollars per builipl.thOy
are slog_ about' Coming fiwward. . Eight dcl
tars a year for a single suhgeription'to
ly Paper, seems a ,pretty , high , fi gt
bargain is a bargain:" ' -
CoLne.;—Abpreoll tkiagtagyerk„
:Culpepper, sivoid sudden tranaltinue f,no4.4**'
to ; cold;
„it - has lroin the dailltaftbit , ,
:With The thermometer nutalle nteutATlkiz'
'abotelero,3lnd ato*diled idrzinvffiets-Alti.
rooms at nearly, 100 delpi •-911
warwini are wctrth repetitlea;
Fro, the Morning Herald