Independent Republican. (Montrose, Pa.) 1855-1926, April 12, 1855, Image 1

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At dawn to where the herbage grows,
Up yonder hill the graziersoes. •
Obedient to his everfiierd,
'_Refore him stalk the lOwingheml.
— Reluctant in'the misty - Morn.
With stamping "hoof and tossing horn,
With lengthened low and angry Moan, •
Go black and dappled, red and roan.
• Tbrongh drain and hollow, up the hill
They pass, obedient to hiS will.
The slender ox and mighty bull—
. The - grazier thinks them beautiful.
You see less beauty in the herd '
Than in you orange-tinted bird; . '
You fix your better pleased gaze
On yon broad Isweep of emerald maize,
Yon mapl e s on the hill-side high, " •
Or on yon field of waving rye r !. •
More pleased with maize, or rye, or trees—
The grazier's sight,is not on these.
He sees a netted purie of gold,
In every bellowing three-year-old.
Ile sees new comforts round his home,
When buyers down from Tazewell come.
lie sees his cabin nigh the creek, •
Its mud-daubed chimney changed to brick,
Its rude logs hid by clap-boards sawed,
split shingles
. on its .roof ro broad; .
New puncheons on the worn-out fioor,
A picket ence before the door, •
And cups of tin and plates . of dell
And pewter spoons a - cloin the shelf
Close . where the_ rillelutngs on hooks,
Pricupboalootop are mows of books—
'The Pilgrim of the dreaming John,
And Weeins's life of Minion ;
well-thumbed speeches of Calhoun,
The pictured life of Daniel Boone;
IY2tubigne's story told so well, .
Bow Luther fought and Cranmet fell
"to please his wife a yellow gown,
And herds to deck his•daughters brown
A jack-knife for his youngest eon,
A rifle for his eldest one.
All these to Mei the cattle low,
As up the hill they-slowly go.
He tows no rarage'of •disease,
'Mong brutes so strong and fat as these,
There's salt enough for them in store,
BrOught Luau Kanawha's miaddy shore.
The'berbage on the good,
The fern is thick within the wobd, •
There's tender grass in yondr; drain,
And pea-vine on the summit n.
. _
Iligfi thought of g,ttin that moment thtills .
The grazier of the Logan
Ile envies not the hero atold,
He' eared not who inns olhce• hold
The statesman's pride. the stout man's limb,
The lover's hopes are ilaueit to him.
His .mind three thing alone receives—
His wife, his akildred, and his beeves,
So thee mayliourish and be !air,
All else around is smoke and air.
Oh, Logan grazier, stout and strong,
frau4l, wrong,
Brave as thine atdestors who bore -
The scars of combat, long and sore,
And fearless met in battle shock,./..
The wild and 'Minted Shawanock-.;
True as the rifle in thy hand,-• •
And generous as the fertile land—
Fall oft Fve eaten by thy side • •
Thy cakes oficarn and venison fried;
Oft iu thy cabin as thy guest .
,Have stretched my weasiedfitubs to rest.
I l'ore to note thy honesi . brow,
Stauneh.frieud and truicon!panicro thcitz;
And know• no manlier form is
'Than dwel.s within thy, coat ofjean;
Truth fills those eves so keenly set'
Beneath' tby fox skin cap, and yet
I would not. dun thy lot were mine,
1. would -not tliat'mY lot were thine.
'Guard thou thy beeves and courit - Ay gold,
Be glad when those great herds are 'sold.
For sne; by midnight 4thp, "'pore
My manuscript in silence o'er.
Each to the path that suits his feet;
Each toil, /or time is moving fleet,
And soon in woolen shroud arrayed,
Both in our narrow coffinsjaitl;
..It Matters not if cattl e fair, •
..4:24 making songs has-been our care. '
The poet's and the graziers form'
Shall feed alike the grevtij , worm ;
Shall pass the poet's glowing world's,.
sll pass the graziers lowiug-herds
And from men's memory,. We away
Both grazier's shout atotpoet'slati.
ues BketzileS•
. .
They adviseA:the not to marry bim. •They
told me he was wild-unprineipled-had ; but
I did not care for what they said. I
,loVed hiM
and . diShelieved :them. never -thought
about his goOdnwBs-lonly . kneW that he was
beautiful and gifted ikeYoud all that:l bad ev,
er met within: our narrow society. I hived
him vri‘b no ' passing 'sell( .fancy, but
with my whole heart, my whole Soul. I 'hail
no life, no joy; no hope with Out him; and
heaven would have heen no .heaVen to me if
he bad not.'hen 'there. I 'say all .this, simply
to show what: a madness of devotion was
. . . • .
' :My dear' mother • was very ' kind to me
through t. She had loved .my father, , I be-'
almost to the same extent - 7,lst* that, she
could sympiiiiifz e with me whilediscouraging...
Sheid. to e that I was wrong and f lolls+, and
that I should repent ;ltt I ki4ed away the
painful lines 'between her eyes, and made her
smile .when I'tried to prove to her that lore
was better than Fudenee. So we• married :
not so - Much v ithout the Consent as against
:the wiiivf family ; and' even that wis - h
withheld In sorrior - and in love.' •I retnetnher
all - this now,' and
.see . the true proportions Of
eiervthingl;theit I was blin,ded by my. pas
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*on,' , -
and Understood:nothing.
We went away to Our - pretty, bright home,
nvOne of the tieighhorhoixis of I,ondork,. near
'spark. We lired . - t
i here for many mouths—
' n a state of intoxication rather than of earth
flappitiesi„ and he was happy; too, then, for
tam sure he Was innocent, and *kite* he
loved. mc. Oh, drearns:—dreamsl
'r•l did not know my husband's piofession.
lie was always busy, and often absent bat
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he never told me what he did. There had
been' TM iiltiements when. I
Married. He
said he. had a conseientiOns scruple against
them; that they' were, insulting to a man's hon
or and degrading to any husband. This . wits'
'one of the reasons why, at home. they. did
necwish me to marry him. ,So 1 'avaS only
glaii VI bee able to show him how I trusted
him,sliy 'Meeting; -his wishes, and refusing, on
my Own:amount ; to accept. the legal ,priitee
tion‘"of settlements. It was sueh a pride I . !,
me to 'saerifiee all .to him. Thus; I knew
nothing Of his real lifo—his pursuits or his
fortunes.F-I 'never asked him any questiOnS,
as mach frian indifference - to everything_ hilt
his liii-e ak.frOm a wifely blindness of trust.
wb,a heiante home at night, some:Mies
very iny,,singing opera songs and calling me
his little Medora, as he used when he was In
good lantior, I was gay too, and grateful. • •
And tvhen he came Boole measly and irrita
hle-Which he
,used to do, ofteti i , after we
had lion married about 'three months; once
even ifireliteninii to strike me with that filo his..,-eyes 1 remember so well, and
Used , to see' so Often afterward--:then I was.
patient and silent, and never 'attempted even
'to-take his, hand or kiss.his forekead when he
bade Me he still and . not interrupt him. ,He.
l ! Vitg my law, and his Approbation the sunshine
of 'my life ; sib that my very obedience' wag
selfishness; f'# my only joy was to see him
happy, andtity only duty to obey him.
My sister Came to visit us-. My lisband
had; seen very little of her before; our mare
- Hegel 'for she :had .often
: been from. home
when! he:we; with us down At Hurst. Farai;
that was the inime of my mid her's place-,--
' and' 1, had alt,-A', a fancied they had nut: liked
even the lit tip they had seen•nfeach other.*
Ellen was never loud or iniportunate in 'her
oppo;.itton, 1 knew that .shediri not like the'
marriagel but she'.did nut I remem
ber quite well the only rime he 'spike: open
ly ter mo tiri the sObjeet-L-hoW. she - flung her
self at my kiiees, Witha passion very rare in
.her, beseech* mete) pause and raoet, As ifl
had, sold:myself to my ruin whet l' promised '
' to' be Hat-r . , ,, , s. wite,. IlOwshe prayed !. Potir
Ellen ! I can ['see her how, with her heavy, un
curled hair, , falling on her neck as she knelt,
haffundresseiel. her large eyes fill; of agony •
and:supplicatiint, like a martyred saint pray
ing: • Poor glikil 1. I thought' her prejudic
ed then.; and tits unsp o ken injastice has' lain
like a heavy pue in' not heart ever since;
tOr 1 - km's- th:n. ll judged her wrOpOllly, and
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that I wAs orie leteful tier her love.
• She cameTU kee as. This was about a vetir
and. a half 7 i fee ; 1 'Married,' She was ;Lie
beautiful Matt it-xer, but - semewhat sterner •
its well As slider.' She wa-'; tall, strong M
tenon.and lli, , inifild in mal.irer. There was
a certain •tnahly character in her_ beauty. as
well as its bkr mind, that simile one respect,
and :fear - her 0 i si, a
.1 ittle. I dowel mean that
he' was
. Ma s culine, er coarse; she was a I rile
WOlllBll . ID gface and gentleness ; but She was
braver :ban p..inien in general. She had nio le
. self-reliance:.,wfts more resolute and steadfast,
and infinitely lesi. impul s ive; I and was Aciie
pi,rerfoliin tsidy. . . _ -.- • "
.My l
ial was very kind to her. - He paid
'her greitt r attOt ii 'I. ; aid m Mill illles I half per
ceived that hi liked lier-he used to look tit.
her so often that with, such a strange expres
sion in his ey i's ! : 1 never could quite make
it Ont. whet iti l t-r it was leve or hate... Certain-.
ly, after she.t,Liante,' his manner changed to;
' • 'ward me. I Ilwas not jell( ins. I 'did iii'4,sus
pi-et thi-‘l, ei4lige froic any small feeling, of
wounded self lot' „ or Ilienteity envy- of iny•
sister; ln b ut I taw itl telt it in my heart-4-
yet vitlitiut ;; : , iiirweting - it with - Ellen in any.
way / 1 ,kneirclhat he no longer loved me as
he. used to 4, btit I did not think lie lie eel
her ;I-at leash not with the same ki-d Of love.
I used to be
. stirprised At Ellen's eunduct to
hint. 'She etats more than o, Id.; she was pair
sitatatertaft- and unkind ;tea s o i • 11 1 01 when
I was there t e e ns when I Was a*ay.• For,l-used
• .
to hcar herloiee speaking, in: tho se' deep iie
dignant If ale* that are wiir.e to bear than. the
harsrest Scream of passiOn ; and sotia;timeS I
used to licatibard words-- 7 -hi!, speaking at the
first; Stift and pleadingly, often to . end in a
terrible : bun) of anger and imprecation. ' I
could nOt, unklerstand why they qvarrelled,-
'There was atiny-tery betwcen - them -lAid nf r it
,knoW of and I did fO
. uot like to ask them, r
I .was afraid
. ;if diem Fs ith---as tneeh afraid 'e , t
_Ed e n as ;124.,41/tisband—and I felt alike a reed
bet Ween the M—as if'l should be cru s hed be
neath any'stirni I might ehatiee to wake up..
SO I was sil4titifl'ering,.aleine, and hearing
4:cheerfui .0,, so far its I could. ' .
Ellen Wakted me to return borne with her,
soon after "she came, and. soon after I heard
the first disiiiite between them, she urged, the
:to go hack to: Hurst Farm, at onee, and for
,along time 4 :Weak as lam by nature; it bit.
'always beenJA mart el to me 'since, his* strung
4 was where my hive for my hut,band *As
•Ilconeerned: -ilt seemed imiaissible I; /r inc to
yield to itnyi•pressure against lam. (believe
now that anlatia e' el could not have turneal. w e
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from hini... I : . '
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' At lie 4 she said to in a low -mice
'Marv.-this is madneSs!=it is almOst sintial--
C a n yott. not see-,,etitt you not hear?'.' And '
then she:, stopped, and would say no More,
the ugh I urged her to tell me 14 . hat she'meatit.:
For this :terrible (nystery to weigh , - on n.e
painfully, and for all that) - trembled so much
to fitlioni it, I had begun to feed that any truth
would he better than such a life of dread. ':, 1 .
scented to be living among shadows.; my very
}miland and Siiste,' nut real, 'fur_ their real,
liVeS were hiddea front . me. But I Was. t.4...6
timid tOlnsist.,-upon an - explanation, and
things •Weitt,on in their Old way. . :•. -:
-. IttiOtte respect only, changing still -mor.
reliantly, 'still more markedly----in my has.;
band's eunduct to me. lie . -was like another
creature, altogether to me, now, he was so'al..
tered. lie seldtim spoke -to me : at ';all, and
he never spoke kindly.. Ail that I did annirk
ed him,;all that.l said irritated hint, and iatee
(the .widow cf;veroi her face with • her hands'
and- giin4,l44etiyhe . spurned.• me
and mired me, one night\ip own roOun, -
,wheti r }melt Weeping befitrednut, supplicating
'lnni f Upity's - Sake to tell _mellow I had ofnEnd
ed nith. But'l 1.-aid to myselthat he.wits'
tirtd, annoyed, ind that. it wag• fit#ting tri
see a loving woman's tears;' and I o. ClEVUtitl:k
ban, as:tiftentiyies beffire, amid went of loving
hint.all ;the saini—God forglie my idtOtryl
- Things had nisei very bad Of rate ixttA \ - 'O l
1 811 ' 11 • 2 4" ) thy !husband. But . the .eltartiqe'
of thii4l',diseord'wits changed. Instead ot re-:
proaehing, they'matched each other iticessatt . t.-
iv. _ Theyimrshe in mind of feneer*---niyi
husband on the 'tiefeOive... -•-: - :
Mary,' said; my
.srster to me seddeolyi,
coming to the' sofa where I wes t Bitting
hrOideritig my
. pnoi baby's
iOur Harry do in lifo3 • Wh
. .
She fixed her eyes 'nu me at
do not:know darling,' I arn
ty: . • Ile has no professionlha
-what fortune.has t
tif , t - tell. you what hiss income
o btained, When he Married '
only thathe had ,io'myeh a yea h
a year and . he would say no!
lie nut been more explicit with
`-No," :1 answered, conSideting
had:neier thought of thiS. I
liliglly to him in every thing,
}dace seemed td rite a profound
even asked of affairs.
any' thing about his finlune,El
ine'money when I want it, and
emus.. seems to have Plei
fit is asked ill., he has it by him
more than I require.
Still her eyes kept looking
Strange Manner. 'And thiS is
!Yes,„all. . What more 'Ow
„know 1 Is he' not the husban
not absolute right over every t
no • business - to interfere.' the
harsher than they did thelf,'fur
ly. •
• .Ellen touched the little Cap I
you 111)X1 ,
.)118 sh
-you not 4 fear as a mother, even
'as a wife 1' • .
darling 1. -Why ? N That should
''ear, or Whmn ? What is there,. lien, on
heart r 1 then added rassionatly—' Tell me
AL ouee for I know that Vimt h re some
„, , -„ ,
nine secret, concealed from' me ; and I ‘iatin.r
'rather know anything, whalaw r it may
:than . to live on; longer, in 't hi: kind . 1.4.11
l )ea:,e and anguish ! It is too much for 'lnd
ear.: Ellen?
She titok my hand-:. I Have:
- 4! earnestly. ' Could ye
ilie trUth l' Then seeing '
had l'allen . into a kind of tiv,t
.Wery delicate to—she slag,
an.l letting my hands
atr lap, stid in an
a • top weak, to4)All!dish r The
Staiis abruptly, and I heard he
:he °wy room for nearly
L : long, steady steps. -
ft •,
• I h ave o e n r laffight that..n:
theft. mid taken me to her het
Thrave,litohle heart, I . ,eoulothavt
frolif it, and 66,
!tr,uth I was forced to knomi att.
strong are so imioatleo i ta
leave In: tO4, ,oton ; their 4.' . ‘1111 st
•:at our *eakneNs ; -to we :arti( di
for want 101 l a
• I
by and iontivnee.
Ilart'y came in a.hart tin
haol..leff.,:me:' • Whit ha: .he.
h. cried, pas , i,}nately, 11i. 1
and benifillui I):
'all in di-i)1.(14.r ;+II. at` .
t :' Ate ....aid u..r hi u
nswert...d. trenquingly. 'She ts
vonr and t
rear. wai •
1:! did .Ile a.k
Wil: l 4 it ut IterS erit-dliarty ti
mei; mid he ••h i p,.k
atoi lit't" little f.K)l:r•
hing ;' awl I began
l,c•e7ui,u he frightened toe.
ltrni.,..thiit I kne . w noth . !titr vt
indeed 'what . _ conts.-rn is ;t hat
couid say Mather more, Ijarr . :
Better that San too •Inuelt,
And then he flurt himself' thirst
isoth. tear. - awl ftlly
;The game round, 'alrVays the s,
dill marry- a mere•pretty , dol
Iti. : .
And he seemed to think he
much ;Tor he mile and ki:tseti
that hedoved me. But tt.b"-thi
r, married !lee, his ki4Se: did I
our did' I elieve Ilk Assurance:
All .that night I heard - Ellen
and tUtresting'thritugh hen: rtiot
slackened her 'pace, she never
neVer :hurried ; the firm Cs'u, y,
a.: if"th music. her very Step' t
titre . of .manliness and H ("Mania
•Alter.this burst -44"
nesl4 - iiime became ulthoutalrd;
to make up to me fin. saiirie
not saYe how soon I forg;tve
much 4 loved him 'again. I. All
hack . in one full .boundle4 tidy
rent of my being set towArd hid
fore. if h.• hid asked toil for
as hisincre - limey to destroy ;
given it to bun . . I wouldi hay
died, if he had wished to See ti
over my grave:
:11y,hushand and Ellenigrel
ed. as affeetionsecinedl to
Ilis nninlicr to her was 4fyin
'Cnnteniptuous. I heard her e a
once, in.the 'garden th
!lict langhed, his wicked I
'tell her, nnd see if she Will b
wits sitting in the whido
was. a isold damp, day late in
when the chilling winds ,of ..
just beginning • thoe fo* wit
them, that steal" into one',l ver
A day When a 'visible blight w
when death is abroad every w
ing aid crime. 'I was alone i - i
ri s On. - Ellen wag up stairs, an
.asi..believed; in the eity.',l . l3.ut.
bered• since, that I beard, the II:
open, and'a foOtstep steal iinietl ,
ing•roOto up the stairs. 1 The
just beginning to close itt'i dull
ghostlike; the . dying daylight
the long shadows that stalked '
-ghosts;altout the . frwlt•tntidegi
I sat working :. till, at some of t
lt 'about - which. I Area!
dreatiis,; . And woVe such hlrge I
ness . and .
s ;as I sat, while the ev.
about ;au, a dread ',resent ime
ness of ill,* that . ' made. Ime -
in: :agile—angry! at myeft t
folly.: Itut it was reality l i It
•eal sinking of the Spirit that I.
nervOusuess or cowardice;;. it.
I bud ;never k . nown belb're ;
presence, a power, a warning
cry, that had sweptty me as
marched on . to the 'eutieltisiOn.
1 -IteArd a faint st:reami up
so fititit I could hardly dtOtit
: dden.rush of* 1000hr:on
43 tr, or the .chirp, of al mot
w sot„•. Presently l heard
!vizitimid then a dull mooed
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2ouNT aaaurnOT giLAvE2Y A.R9D mNoHaO99
ROS,;:ITHIJR . SDA.t, APRIL 1.2, 1855
What tf.ies
is his prufes-
'wered, v ague.
I know Of:
leo? Dia' he
was, and
I'm ifs, he tiaid
ore. -. Bni'has
mu r.
;- for, indi.&3,
id. trusted so'1!
hat it vi.Ould
insult toliave,l
ever tOldine:
cn. He giives i.
is alwup
t me in, tent:
11 volt ktiOwr:
fd I wiph to
, and has 116.
sing ! I ; have .
Words s`lootid
spoke lo:viug.::
held. 'Does
. •
e said.- l•
I gido
e u . be e
u real lyllieat'
di-ties.. flr
rival rit ; . vas
herAwuo its
all heavily on,
no :she
she went ! Ulf .
walking ah A utt:
hour :OtO, hi,
d Ale
rt, ht•r
• deriv%•iltl.) I
the dre tdfull
rward,. But
h 11 . 14. v
u left,
little r.y)urit.
to after 'F41(14 .
Cs were W:i!4
• ek hair lung
iy asked rtihni
tic)i . we 'bad a:
Thal bu.iiites i
-cooly. i 1.1;11:
' ; 'm, hli i. , did,
.o on`; it . Iva:4'
said wii:it i 4,
it aliltii ii, , ,;
.tif mititi t ,I
he. mutt'e'red;!
Iy lack (4the . -
, id weaktli.s.,l
!tate ! 4 Atlyi:
• ..•
I, a 'playittitigii.
had said ; tix►y
rae, and ; !sztid i .
walk stiii,V
t light,
as herkihat;-.
nrry's teilder-:
as if lie wii4leii
rung. .1 :0,414:
iim, nor 1 itiii*.
m v !lire c:arnO,
;and .
, d ttIe.!CLIC 7
I 111 -again as be.'
my life . they I woad vii
i lain dow6 an 4
1 • fl , .iwerS ttrow
mitre esitang;
Inn to
•; hers to hint
hint a . v:illaitt
wiuduww itt
ugh, andl . said,
hove Y' I'
',vein txtii are
the frciiit
heArt. It w 14.!
tht'i ;
re, mid
the driing,
. ,
have rei,b esti,
I door
by' t be d ravV.; ,
. • • .1 •
everung:: waa
and gray; and
melting ,
tke uanderiii
ave., ii tre
L' low small gse,--. l ''
I opes , f happAi
. ittghe.avy
it, a .eutteinuti
u.ugh, fot tn:y
wan bY,steri
,elt ; no :peril
-as sonether;
'orci; a stoirit":o-
the testift4l evil
e .L.
ma it ti!.nmlift
h a ofieniOg ;
Ise bebind the :
mune sound,
oise overhead
. , -
iis - .sotne one walking 'heavily, Or dragging a
:heavy weight across the floor. II sat pqntied
be t .fear. A natneless agony i vas upon me ,
that deprived ine of all poweriof action.-- .
1, I thought of Harry and - I thought of E!!en in i'
.. t'
an inextricable cypher of misery and - agony,
but I could not havedefined a line in my own
'mind;_! could.not have explai ned what it was ;
I feared. .!'only knew that it was sorrow, that;
Wits to come, and sin.
,1 listened, but - all
was silent again; onee a muttering voice, Which,
1 knew to be my hub I) wrs, , bpeplifig piisision-;
titer,' to himsett .' , •;. !--
And then his voice sirept. 5 0 , rkrIftllly through!
the house crying wildly, ' Mary.Sfary ! Quick;
:here!. Your sister Ellen.'. _ • . • - ?
."1 runup Stairs: It seems tome now, that!'
I almost flew. .1- found_' Elleti• lying on the!
fluor of her own rom, just inside the door . ;: i
her l: et towards the. door of :ply husband's',
:study which was itninediately. oppositeher
,rgc)in. She was fainting; at least I thought
st,i then. -We raised her up between us"; my
'lnishand . -trembling more :than I: _and I un
-fastened her gwn, and. threw water in her ]
Tape and .pushed back her hide; but she did .
nOt.revive.. I told iHarry to , o) fir a 4(.104
N horrid thought Was stealing civer me ; • but
: 'he . lingered
~ as'! fancied ; unaci.ountably. and
cruelty, .though I twice asked him to, go. 1 . .
then thought that perhaps! lit'iwas too much
• overcome: so I - went to him 'and 'kissed hini
• - -Mid said, • she will soon' be hetter, ITarey,
:eiterfully,.to cheer him. But, I felt in my '
, •
! heart that she was in, more: i ' ', 1
' . At last after many - urgent: - entreaties, and
after the iervantshad come tni l clustering ii?
_. ~
'a frightened way around .the . bed, but hesent
thinn away again intinediabdy, he' put.oit hip
'hat, and went out, , soon repritin r ._ir tvikh a --
strange man ; not, our own dottier. Thisiman-
Vk'4l.4 rude:and.coarse,, and (mitered me' s l ide!,
as I stood bathing niy sister'S titee., and pulled
ter arm and hand roughly - to!see, how dead
- they fell, and . stooped down clOse to her bp:,
1 sl hon i ght he, touched them
.evtli, all in. a viii-
!lent way. that shocked me :Mil- bewildered
Me. My husband stood in the;shadow,ghas .
,iy . pale, but not interfering.. . . ':, .
It was too true, what the stiauge Man ha
'said s o coaese 'dead. She was ad. - Yes ;th .
creature that anhour ago had !lases ia - )1 - full of
life, so lieautitlil, so resolute, and yoliqr,, was
nOw a stiffening eorp.e, inanirdate and. dead.
without life and without "hope.
.6ta! that
word' had set fay brain on fire!! Deqd! here,
til my house, under my roof. --.4aii so, myst.e.,
riiiii-ly, so st rallgely —why ? .!low ?i It was
a trite! fearfut,dream, it was no tth that la; there.
I..‘vas in a nightmiare : I was not sane; and
thinking how ghastlY it all was, I' tiiinttd solti
ly ,n the iwd. no one knowing; till .Some ti . 13
'llfler,lll.3l I had taller and was not Praying. '
* her. I recov ered .I. l was - in my • i‘wti mint.
,::alone. Crawliin , ti.ebly to imy sister's dinir,
CI ifinuld' that she had been wredied and dres+
,i'd and was now laid out on hi'w W. - It
-, ,
1 . struck me * at all! ; had been done 'in 'strangle
' :haste ; H a re telling me that the servants 11
..'done it - pil e I fainted. I knew anemia
.iliat lit: hrta , tC.1.1 tlwiti it. hau l 1. atn3 11
Vi;tiuld have DO help. The ni . ,lstery of it alt
w' a- t o b e soon UoaVei !mi. . %
• i I r '
Use thing I was decided on4 4 —to ,
watch by
:My si-ter tins night. It was in vain that my
!iii-hand opposed Me; in vain Auit he tvtaxe tl
in by his eares : , es. 'or tried to terrify the with
;angry threats. Something otl,my sister's na.
Jury seined to have pasz.etl'into m0;181141 fin
less - la•!• hail positiveli• preventl4me"liy' force,
tio other means wo u ld have any effect; Ile
.gaVe way to are , angrily, and the night eaft:
oii an d fi mud we sit thigiry the; bethia watch=
. .
ing my dear sister. : . . i
. ; .-Hilw beautiful shelooked ! Her face,
still with the gentle huirkpfsiyreiw 01l it
it had in lite; lobked so':l,Tratud . .! - Sti, was! ,s 0
great,so pare;
she was like a gaddesssileepitni;
she 'was ; not like a mere woman 'of this earth.
'She did not, seem, to be dead ;!,;there! m as-, life
Plamt: her yet,-for there was st ill the. look Of
ower mid id:human sympathy that she used
to have when alive. The soul was there stil l ,
and love amid knowledge. !;
By/degrees a strange feeling of her living
presence in the room me. l . Aloue
hi the still midnight,, with, no sound, no per
ben near ' seemed as if I had leisure aitd
iJower to passl into the woild, befond the
grave. I felt my sister pearl me ':- I felt . the
paean, of her li f e . about me, as hen ilie sleps
but s till is eon.. •ious that another fi fe is' wit.
'.'tiring with_ ours. It seented,'as if her breath
tell warm on my face ;"as if hereyes v'ferelook
ing through the' nip; aslif I held
her handsln mi e;'and her long It:in . :floated
around toy fore ead. Apd then to shake tiff.
these timeies, d 'convince - thyself l that
.. i sid e
eras really deg , I looked again and again at
her lying there u marble • eiirpse,llcelsild,
with t he lips se and rigid, and the deatinband
J -
i,beneath her chi
white!. t , hrond,
lightly on her,
about! her,and al
Then I buried t,
as if Inky heart'
turned away inl
eartiehrouria nr
Seettled as if a I
that nty Eiftter
I had•been'p
tertutte feeling:
,her bdily ilea
looking toward
I sawi, standing
11y al you may.
' ly
!Olyi her gent!
'gesttire, 'too; tdi
; tcpeak to nre
timed.] It was
fur the u
1 . acad.:
The figure s
I; do not, igiy it
it euue'giiding
1 1 that it did not
Ito the light, i
It lotiLd at ru
and iannehow.l
bandlor by the
me the throat,
,:of t powerf
to its heart ; u
stain of • blond
I .
it, say .to yob
Idsry I' t
,' Murdered-I'
And then tb
ly tiii) whole
_ i ati.-
~ 'llere sheiwats g iftin her
~ Atiowy . linen, pr .sing
m.i iif o
e within,. n ; warm t h
I my thneiewere vain d -,.. earns.
like in my hand:, And wept
was. break ingi. ~ And w hen. I.
eyes front.herr thei presenfr;
• again. So Inng af! I
t ther
.; l'saW the eerpse en :
shut thk outirisM me, thenlit
artier htd betfe removed, 4cl
nited near rni, again.. - 1
eying, sittingithn..inthege Al
of her spiritital presence and
~when, Mislig My !head alai
he farthereorper of the-room,
at some little distane t my.
saw her di‘stinetly,as . distini:t;
ee that red fire blaze. Said.
her dark eye 4 looked - at trie.
lips smiled, end, by look and
, ;iunred me that - she Wishisl
. Strange, 1 vas net= fright
.o .tuitural to NO her theiv,.
u4Aent 1 furgi)t, that 'she - vlas
what is itr
did. 'lt canle - nearer. Oh!.
lane!) , ! I iiziw it' advance, ;
y ; I reiManbered .afterward
wala-- . -but it - came fitwardl—
stood not ten paces rne.•
still, in titelsasne! sad way,
du not know Whether with the
turning of ilag headit show‘d`
'here were the distinct marks
1 hands. And then it talinted
. suw 1 the broad
above it. Aild ',dam 1 heard
,-ear I
. was not mad—l heard
N,. di•tinetly-whispee softly,
en it said still More audibly;
figure vanished, and . sudden
. in was vacant. That nne
'.. ~ _~
dread Word had sounded it if forted ',,
sorne strong apriy,- . —like a . man: revealing
his life'S secret; when dyini. And, whin it
had been'spOken or rather - flirth, there
i t ese
wasa.shdden Sweep sad chilly . rush i ttingh
the air; 'and , the life, ,thetioul, the p '. nee
Add. k,was alone again with Deat ' !The
mission hadbeen-fulfilled, the warning. had
been gi!iren ; and then - my sister passed away '
=for her worklwith,eiirth)was dune. I '.l •
i f s
, IBrayie and calm as the strongest Ti3 . n:that
ever fotight.on a battle- fi eld; I stood - up be
sii),e my .sister's body. • tunfastened* et; last
dress, and threW . it . back from her ch t!;rind,,l
shoulders ; 1 raisedlierhead and too offthe
bandage from
. .round , her, fi lee ; and then 1 -
1 .
saw deep black. braises. on, her tilt' at,' the
Marks of hands) that had - grappled it .r from
behind, and that had strangled her i l '.'And
then l• looked I further, and I saw ii., d.hilii
wOund;:belowl the left hireast, about; Which
hang two or three. clots of
..bliiixl, that : :: had
oozed; hp deSpite all, care or knowledge in
her mit in
nner of murder.. L knew then At she
had first ' beeri .. suffocated to prev'nt, her
sOcatris, and then stabbed; ; wherejha wound
would ' ! bleed iewardlY, arid show 'no sign to
the . mere•bystunder.,. . , ' - i
I c o vered her - .up carefully again.
the'pillow sitiOnth and straight, and
heavy...head ge i ntlydown..',. I drew tlu
close . rbove.tlie dt' eadtul me rk of mi.
And then—sti/l as 'calm •and result
had been ever since the revelation hl
6) me !,--I le6. the, room, and passed
liusblind's study. ft- : wasi , on' me to
I .
all the truth.. 1 . j •
• °
i- Ilis*riting table was Incited. Were m
sirength,came front, I knO •b, w not ; •b, t with .
l c
chisei.that wit.. 4., lying on., the table,- I Prized
the drawer and brokethat lock. 1 o eni.d it.
'1 he a Jong and slender dagt er lying
there; t.c.d.withblood ;
a ihandfu4 of r ivoinan a
hair, rudely se,7ered from the bead lay i near
it. -Iti, was thy, sister's har.!--•-that *aril sil
ken u n curled ! auburn hair that I had always .
i . .
lbved and admired so mfteh ! - And I near to=
tite' .11,gairt, Were stamps and dies;and
Moultis,:and pl ates ' and 11h:1nd-writings With
thesiMiles bene ath Landbankers eh u‘ and
4 heap of leaden inn, and piles-of in tiMplete
I ank-notes •.I '
nd all the 'evidences ( .4 coin
, ' ,
er's and a forger's,trade,the suspicion I.)lWhich
find eatised those bitterifitarrelings thetween
'Soot- Ellen and My husband—the krioWledge
ill which Ifacre:iiised her death.
With these things I saw.also a le i tter ad• .
dressed to Elln in my hustattid's hind-writ
ing., It-was art unfinished letter, aslif it had
di,pleased hits and 'hellnul made Innother
!.iopy.l It bega 1 with these words-44-1M fear
that P i should forget theni ; they arc burnt
into toy brain. i ' I never really liked her,
Ellen'i• she pleasetl'lne 6n I v as a dOill 'would
, 1' ' i[ • • ~! i
pleas 9 a child ; l'aml Married her from pity,
~ , : • ,
•not froni too.. You, .Ellen, you alope[tould
fill nl . heart;''l.oit alone are my fit hillintate.
Fly with me; 'Ella :p • Ilere, th: Iletter
Was left unfinished ; hutiit.gave, in: ' . l enough
Io explain all; t . e meaning of .the firk Weeks
OfTns , ', sister's lay here; nod 'why - Ishi) had
called him .a.v,,iituin. and :•%% - ity he itnot`Aml"nur
that .tae might 41.41 me, and that I-would not
'belieVe.' ,•, r' • Il -- •' -
'.:-- I. Kaw it all nw.' 1 turned -my , head, to
See ni - y . .hu.-han standing a few ,p• -.. behind
i i )
one. i Good Ileitven I . i have often 'titotiglat,
awls. that tnatt the same lean I had :oVisi .S 0
loner kind fluidly.? t • . I
.1 Th:-strength of horOw, not of
npheldintc. '.l - knew he meant to kill ine,hut
'that ditiotot ;alarm . ine I only dietido lest
his hand . ,shotild touch Mk. It was tibtdeath.'
it was' he I shrjank from_ 1 believe If he had .
,tottelo4l me then, I , should have &reit dead
'lit hii feet. ' I stretchedlout my twins in her
'for, to thrust bin.back,J, uttering a' piercing
iihriek'; and while he made an eflu r to seize
_me; Overreaching himself in his fury I rushed
by him, 'shrieking stilt, and so fled tiway into
the. darknes, where 1 lived, 'oh l - ernany,
inane- months.! r !,. . 1
When I. awoke againffontid that4nY poor
babyt had died,; and that my husqand had
, • ,
~,,o r i eto, tae loiewfwhere. , 1 But the f • pf his
return haunted tine._ .1 iC , oulti get no rest day
i.e. night ! ford Lead of hiin ; and ['felt i going
Mad ,Leith. the onle hard l
i t thought foriVer 'pia- -
lesslv ptirsuiag ineFZthat, I should- fall again
Into hishands. I put tin
Li-foi indeed,:ani I too - truly widoWiitl!' ' and
I then ',l bran; wandering - about ; 'wlnderini•
PI , . , r.
, pove r ty 1 .'
in and i:piivation,
.expectitig every
i t. '
moment, to Mee -litm Awe - to face ;1 Wander
ing a,bwit, f4q thit I may escape the inure ea
..ily Whip the moment doedconte. 1
1I • ,
~..(iII'. 1 ,i ,
i - .IPITURI; W E LL LiertiED.-1. ne Onio Or
pan.l ,
givi44 the fo loWing instance ot fthe right'.
'iipplicati,on of ripture in a tune n tempta
tion. i. it is sot chat illishop Poen, of New
. T . 1 1
s str4 / ly opposed ti I , tel4pranc e .
jA. - shPrtitim4 ag;o, Rev; Mr. Perkiiet 4 and a
dilenibetfor the , §ons,' dined' with. th" ilishnp,
lwhO,;pour:ing ou't a.gla*s'of Wine, di . . l iced the
Reverend gentleman tOdrink:wtthiu ;where
,tiporilhe replied. l --, l i - ;, 1
• !Can't.tio.lit, Bishop, ' wine ',is a
' !Take; a grass:of bratirly, 'then' satil
ting nislied' ei..cleiaStie. ;
,giri f- g e .; a , nlt cio .i .it, Bishop , 'str . Ong l dri ll
l ' . , : 1 ;
By this. tune,! 'the Bishop, &coral
land exeited,i said VI Mr. Perkins:
1 , ry.inili pa iis the decanter to the '.
.i. - .i Id 1 • ;;
.. • . 1
nextto you.: , 1, .
! ► ikidi,' ; Bi4Op t i pan't AO that; .‘ woe 1
ithat . iniiteth 'the bottle to his neigh
- I.W i luti.waS the partieular mental .
lrimoril stitte kf the Rloishop at. tht,'
Httiti - ProCeeiling, ()Ur intormant did'
1 I . , - 1
!The, !Broken Bridge.—An Irish
on 1 a joit rtleY, Was i n f.. rimed that hill
`over, a . milled! bridge, which he 4
1 ,bl°a } 6llll.o , l iar . 1 at .nigh t. 1
l' ;Ile orderbil the postilion to tall int when
he ; reached tiled ngeroua pistee4hZati,'Nf ipping
himself l up in his,eltatk 'went to steeij. 'When
they l reached-the bridge the postiltni;'miled,
hut as fil% Ouster did not awake he] dtoVe on
ttn;passed i:sifel y iti•et.. . * t 'i
Some tiro after„ , the traveller a aked and
eailed Out:: ,_. 1' ; 1 - •1 1 ,
r t ii ibis, How John; have you ' ' ''the
, y
b ken ! e
; bridg!' , ; • • . I
i' !Yes, yoor honor,'
3 . -. Why did 'your,uot wake me, 1 ordered
`... v , 4Y ' •.- ,
you; to do'7'
• $ did tint like to disturb your hllnoi.'
Upon my aonde. if, we had fallen into the
Weller and been drowned, I would lukire put a
bullet, Owongh your head:' 0
` By' all ' the tuarty)no, if you ha l iii would
hare left your iereiee the next ininitte, ifl
had sta'rted.' ! -1 11 ;
.I- 1 ' , ,• ii - 1 ' •
- 4 • .
FRAZIER & L NO: .15;
- \ A Temperance Story. .
• • 'We'tiave.a 'nice town 'here,'''said
, • -
A very ‘pretty . Fillage;' f
have known-it for many , yeaia?' •
. 'Yes; I tame" out west' from old Connect
icut when it Nims'all wrards,here.; deer arid _
wild turkeys Were'irs plenty then .as. sheep
and chickens:twig.' \ • . -
You own-large tracts of land ;. 1 prisume.
you had money in pair purse when -you km
fr.igmtedr. '
`Not five dollars in thb .anssiered
Mr. Pinney, as a shadow crossed his - featiires;
'which seemed to me to be cut "from an
age -of sorrokV'tjukt dwelt in- his. heart. • .
I dare not ask leading questions,'und there
was It pause -in the conversation. .
1 was riding with the rielie4t man -of
township; in one of the northern counties, of
Ohio. -
He had reined in his'horse at a point nears
the village where he resided. Whilelwe
versed, we' looked down . upon a valley along
which lengthened shadow's were creeping and
dying, while the tops of the forest trees near
us were glowing in the evening sun's farewell,
sinile. - -
I laid
WO the
ite as I
Id 'come
:Ito my
When he had answered_ my questioa. re
specting,his wealth 0, the time he became an
immigrant, Mr., Pinney struck his horse withy
his whip, and we were whirled through the' ,
village. 1, was introduced to Mr. P's family
at his farm house,fur such his residencewas, in
fact, though it . stood upon . `a village street.
Behind it lay. a large tract of land, cultivated
under Mr. P's immediate superintendence,
4.'• • •
Supperover—' Tea,' as . city !Mies employ.
.the word, ianot taken at Iltrin hiiusesTin the
West—Mr.. Pinney invited the 4.0 walk in
the garden.'
I was anxious to give the eoversatiOn a turn
Which would explain to me why ;Mr. P. had
appeared sorrowful when 1 spoke of his set
tlement in - the township; but, without spe
cial. design at the mOment, asked : • - •
Has property changed hands often in this
neighborhood? • •
Quite si,t-L'-quite - so,' - answered •Mr: P.,
with a sharp glance at my countenance,.
• 'Such of the old settlers as are here yet
are no doubt- well off in the world.. Are
there many ,Of,thein ?'-E ventured to inquire. -
AbOut , half
..dozennOt more,' replied.
1 expresSed• some astonishment at .
telligenceoind Mr. P. said'%e'll •
take -a seat and arrangeour busi.
ness now, but -1 -wish, to show you my farm
and stock in the 'burning, and then:l promise
to give yoir an, outline of the history of our
village.? "
1 had 'an- 'intuition that this history Would
reveal the cause of the sorrow I had 'aspect
ed in. Mr. Pinney's heart, when I saw the
ShadoW Which passed over his eountenanee on
alluding to his wealth, And I was grateful fur
the promise, but not glad . of the postponement
accompanying it. .1114Wever, - 1 consoled my
-- 111 1"
before pleasure,' and entered "
upon a ea cu
tion about values and. incomes, which did not.
permit Mr: P. to show me to my - Chamber
till' a very late hour. ".-
I was called, however, betimes in then-torn
ing, and immediatOly Stier breaktaSt was
out. :On thefaim with Mr. P. When . I had
, admired the Manner of agriculture and the
' beauty of the
.stock,'and lwen told thecharac
ter of fruit, in the orchard,. Mr., P., led the
way toward the farm house.- and then- said . ;
‘ . l have not forgotten my promise.; and if
• you still desire to know" the history of our
little town ? I wilt-give-yob Whatl. consider
most important.' - • ; - -
I assured him that! was much interested
'My•p theroMised 'sketc h, and he began
fitilier was a merchant in old Connect
ieut, and I was a'wild boy- from from the' land of
steady habits.' •I. left home when.- eighteen
years of age; becauseof same restraints that :
had beenAinposed'on me Which I considered'
tyrannical.; I soon found-that it was easier
to endure:restraints . at home than be _‘ . .flOt
own .thaster in the- werld,'and I wanted top
back to my.,fiitheeti house, .but my -F rioe re
belled,. and.l joined a party of emigrants and
came -west:, The emigrants - settled
hero. . They cut a road ;through the fire t
forty miles, -before they - found a spot that
suited= - 1 Was not accustomed to. severe
culiu• labori and I was the hunter-of the exPe
had . many an adventure which delighted
romantic disposition, I became hardy'
and vigorous, and \was'Asoon able to help the
squatter* an clearing up . their &rm._ We
'went twenty miles to inillhad 'no school,
rir. five years, and never-had a sermon preach.
6.1,. (though there were many read,)-till .
- had put three crops of grain in our log barns.
Then 'other settlers dine in, and a Methodist
oreachermet those' Who .Were di-Iptised to
hear him, at one of- the lug cabins, orieea
month. Meanwhile,' hid taken a squatter's .
daughter fir a wife and had a cabin and a
few acres of ground, fur Which the ,gOvermetit
had been paid: I hid been a hunter and far
ther, wood-chopper and school teaeher about
shi years, when I received word • (rem - COI,.
the dis-
*l4 . hith
Ut state.
,•ould be
necticut that : a small stock of goods bad hern
consigned to'nle at Pittsburg. 1 went Out to
the and up to ,Pittsburg with an ox
teum,.and When 1 returned 1. opened
in a log cabin, on the Spot where my sec's,
.store now, stands, on.the earner opposite.ll4
house:. ' . .lt would make a shabby .appeara*
now-a.days, but it: was a great affair : in ciUr
settleinent:- fled afew groceries, nutmegs,
and. spices; combs- encl.:nails, garden. Seeils
.and citlicoes, thread and coarse; cloth, - candies
and tobaotii, and a very small stock of either,
but there was no other store Within - a
s eirele.
of fifteen. Miles,.and. 1
soon _did•what con
sidered a brisk trade:
Some Of the land had been low; and -here
am there-were small marshek. When the
cOuntry. was cleared 'up, and it began' to lOok
lik,w.tarniini , a about here, came a sickly
seiiiiiih,.widin almost every family some .one
'had the foyer and, ague, and the frOm
the nearest town was gettiUg'every body ;in
his - debt; ;hut the iigue was not eradicated.
There had'..' never been any - whiskey . 8014 in
the settlement, hut..-nOwAt .was'needed
sitters to keep oirthe chills, and when I sent
bur goods I ordered a barrel,and had a 1 9tfiar.•
drugs with it, mid . a 'bottle
of bitters.' =When • water the ague.
pretty generalfirdisappeared, btit the fashion
of taking-bitters did. - not theappear.with it.l •
. 4 The - pioneers ba&diSheartening titnet; and
Ow' many- of them endeavored.,,to cheer their
Hearts with that which iatole away
. . . .
Israins. r I did mit blame them'mtiCh -
days„ h t I see now, sorrowfully;' - 'wirere-J
was tO.:klume then.: What think -pia
Thislwas.a strange qnestion to Ina,
the circumstances,. but.' answered. it:
Assar4lll; Mr. Pinney,yotilnyitiad. es= "
'perien4 enough in the - World and
ties Of ibservatirin enough to - convince, Yell
that stiel) ; indalgenores as you speak ok•to..ex.. .
press . MY tboughtsin common parlance,' don't
pay,' hilt after all, I alWays'exerciseicempas. ,
sion CH - those unflirtunite rrien who neverbaves-,
a - . gleani.of . joy in their he4t,s,. nitleSel is .
fleeted- filim 'the fire which' alcohol lights.- in.-: :
the brain.' • • -.-
'Exactly my idea,' said .Mr:-Pinney,; 'but -
While eve. cum passionate,. we should ever
get to iistruet, That's where I went as tray.
Now let . me tel yo_u oonstequerice".
'ny inen ;had - lost their wives-- , Many
. childrecHsnme both 7 -they had been : pious : --
'menkut.opportunitieS-for religioui instra&
tion orlentouragement were not frequent, and
when .tkey 'did offer, were generally uninvi
ting,and with hard work and watching,' Men .
Here worn out. I had kept in my stet*, a
mottle-of whiskey, impregnated With'pepper,.
as,a sstirt: of „guard against chills, tuid,. some -
tinies - Losrred a glee. to inylmost particular .. .
friendsi : `,They, grew limy,' of it, and 'MY . .`bat.
tiC. I;vooften
,empty. - The ‘popularity.utmy._.
triedicirie inoreitsed, and. I soon found - myself
sellingilarge quantities'of whiskey 'and bleek
pepper; andin a few months drunkenness had
widely i extended in our. tettiement ; and did
we stop ,
Pinney me lig if expecting_ ,
un- answer, but'. was ,silent ; and he • contind -
!led _ •. -
'No . ; - farms were neglected—every body
was MI debt—the farmers to' the
the tailor, and the' blackStrrith, and 'all =there
to Me'.-
and when I saw the . eirill"l .. Couldn`:•
,stop it and in a few yoto wis
oWneri c ef One third thin- the:settle- ,‘
tuent„And all on account ot. my :ague, bitter..."
and My pepper. bottle; • Drunkards why•
mietftne heavy notes for goodsto'..:.atipport •
their families,died, and the' farm
me torpity th e debt ; -and I felt myself doing
a grew 'wrong, but I was getting rich; and L.- . •
I had ;iniilertaken it, I could not, have cttanr -
ed thecourse of events. -But a YankeeSelobt
teacher. 'came into the settlement, and . h,.
juidoitilieen• here.athonth till he_ Called a
meeting at. the school hOuse for a lecture, and
the schoolhouse' Was prOWde4;ll/1' it was a"
great treltv, and to the astonishment of ev
'cry b , _elposed the liqUisr bniinest .
amonius and showed me to be a living emit.
Soine ; were thrown fit him, and he %% minter- .
rupted,, and the- people; would have' _thrown
hit,: uutofthe "school. house,_ but I fiirbid them, -
and declared that the school master told the
truth.,l Therr the people listened attentively
and the nest day. I made bonfire ()tiny 1i.. -
- sporsl•arid there was no . more whiSkey sold -,
in onti . neighborheod till we had: . the canal
built *hint) a few mite.; of it; and now no man
dare sell it in our town.'
.What ,
haveyou regret; Mr.
replied. I have no need.of such.quiet...Er•
cry fOot of laird Which could go to friends Or
kiodQ. here I left.'
' Ytiu
- SUN IN. THE .CAMP.: . •
Wejfind thefu I iowtn,g pietti resqiie and strik;• .
ing passage in a !went', letter from - the Jri-•
niea ::`Yesterilay, being 'fitiulity„.the routine
was iiriikewhiy the impr ess ivu ceremony of
an iii*n air church 'parade.. ,each diviSion,'Otk.,
these!. iccasiogs,
.ha , .4 divine service performed.
by itS own chaplain. Ours was drawn.up . on
the. rising, ground; just beyond. the tents, in ti
dens hollow square. The c 6 rgyman and
offiwts Occtipied the centre. 'Every.ntie Wes'
covered. 'Sortie-of the Men wore forage-ea ps,
hir hiek- and on die that the foss of
tliesec,St4 and ugly - vatleties of head gear is_
sulnititted to with great rsignation , by ;.the
line generally. The chaplain,: with his dark
velvet skull-cap 'and black' . moustache fend•
bentd, retninded Ofla: liireigb , Padre
.11 cit.;
notticals. • '
- We ‘vcie scarcely • placed in -position be.
fore the;. loud "". rtr 7 sll of ronta.shot fronithe fort
was.heard again; in our ears,cmis
ing SundryLdisloations„ - of the sotiare—itbe .
men grinning and Swayingabout at - ciict - whirr
in a kind 4,f jocular disnider; Nothing- Was
.left for it but to "move off; . SO. took- op --
-ground a few .hundred yards - lower doWn;
, and herethough a flee cy . tittle eloutilet
'announced tis birth in 4 thunder clap; showed
that ti she 4 had burst 41S,ve:us, not i.ery:. far
uir ta our rear—the serviee,Was cenducted to
1 a Ouse. - EverybodyOft..olllNe;stanisnn these 2
beca;iions Throughout the...*.t.erniony. To Ob.
viatii fatigue, therefbre, the .Litany-nnd
tannin* are omitted. chaplain preachid
' ' and, with o excellent..s.
vOice,• that'though the wind was bloiiing his
'surplice about, it did not drown. his tones. I 2
was amused by
his -congregation might perish round Abe walls:.
of Sebastopol before next church parade-r-a . -:
theu; which the threatening' explo
ding about. him woild have served statejent:
to enforce , —but 'he disdained such
obOous"rhetOrie. • Perhaps, ittdeed;. it is con,
sidered , Undesirable to 'make allusions of the •
kind i; and certainly .they._ are Jou potent-to
need nincitinsisting At.any.Mto, the-rev='.
".trend gentleman neithorAniticed the pyrotetb - -•
oics an ; his sound :practical' serman, - nor it his
own! l pe.rion bat stood With his hack to the
•and Preached on - spine - every=day ,text, _AO&
; never-changed his:voicc,•or turned his hgacilit;
complintent i to. shot • .
Alss r ctsire r Or Mr. -Tnifirriix.---The Afinehei:
ter Denzocrizt gives the wing : Attiring the
members of congress elect in -Massachusetts
is the Rev. Alain Trafton, *bolo -.ming in
this';eity will iemember cis littprfr,in "rev-
oral loc. our - chiireliV4 ttio• xertra He is
six fo(it tutu inilve:s• in: his stockings. "Mr.
Tratton is n prompt, seltrellant- siteakir and
an incident is tit him' while itiLoldon
seirefil years ago. ..iyishing EU -enter the
lIott;•=e of-Lords, a fAvqr,nevUi grnute4 to or
dinary travellers he vialk , Al'up,tit the or'.
ter •A
Lv LOrd'Broug,hamin hiS:sitaLt: '
`Ask him to coma to the idooi.--4 gehtle
ivai ‘Vifhes to. see
lit is few inommts the porter rettirrieoith
hiS Lordship.
li am ReN. Mark TraftOti.' of 2 ,1111-
sciCt nod ask . of yitur Lerd9tip'tho &w it' -a
looking mum 111(1110104 it( &Adak, sesidom
1 -
is hatdlz,,neetisEßary-to add.: at Ikef 'jaw
verx cordially ushered in.
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