Independent Republican. (Montrose, Pa.) 1855-1926, April 26, 1855, Image 1

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Enc kittlet is a tiny scroll, •
Inscribed with holy truth,
A lesson that around the heart
Should keep the dew of youth ; I
Bright tut.aila from angelic :throngs
In every by . -way left;
How were the earth of glory shorn
Were it efilowers bereft! • .
They ireinb l le 'on the Alpine heights,
The fissured reek they press,-
The desert' wild with heat and sand,
Shares too their blessedpesse; , • '
And wheresoe'er the weary .heart
Turns in its dim despair. • , •
The meek' -eyed blotkaom upward Looks, t
knifing it to prayer!
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The sun stepped down from Lis golden throne
And lay in the silent sea,
And the Lily had folded her satin learei, •
For a sleepy thing waishe.
What is the Lily. dreaming of?
Why crisp the waters blue?
See, see! she is lifting her varnished lid{'
• Her white leaves are glittering through ?
The Rose is cooling his burning cheek
In the lap of the breathless tide ;
The Lily.hath sisters both fresh and fah:,
That would lie by the Rose's side ;
lie would love her better tgan all the,
And he would be fend alid true :
But tin! Lily unfolded her Weary lids, i
And looked at the sky so blue.
Remember,. remember, thou silly one,
HoW Gist - will thy Summer glide
And wilt thou wither a virgin pale,
Orflourish a blooming bride'."'
." 0 the:Rose-is oltkand thorny and cold, I
And lives on the earth," said she ; i•
•" But - the Star is fair, and,he lives in the tur,
- And he shall my bridegroom be." •
"But what if the stonnrclottd4hall come, ,
Anti ruffle the silver sea?
'Would he turn his eye from the distant sky -
To smile on a thing like thee ?
0 nb, fair Lily he will not send .
One ray from lilt far-off throne;
'The windi shall blow and the wares shall flow,
And thou wilt be left alone.
"There is notTa leaf on the mountain top, '.
Nor a drop of evening dew,
Nor a golden sand on the sparkling shore,
.Zor a pearl in the, waters blur,
Mat he has not cheered with his fickle smile,
And warmed with his faithless hearn4
And will he be true to a pallid -flower
That flu / at: an a quiet stream ?".
.Alas \ for the Lily!. she wont(' not heed,
Btit turned to the dries . afar,
And bared her breast to-the trembling rap
That shot from the rising star.
.The cloud came .ever the darkened sky
And over the waters-wide; -
She looked in vain through the beating-tilt,
And sank in the Istormy
141.:$ 410 8400.
The talk was of Hottentots—
'Don't speak of 'em,' cried Miss Anffell,.a
Daffy. 'l'm certain of it—it I were mily
look at a Hottentot, I shot? .tnie4 .
faint.' _ •
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Fiddlededee,'., slid Miss Lilly-white.; and ,
there was a husha-pause In the cotiveri:a
tion ; for when Miss Lillywhite- exclairned
Fiddledelee,' it behooved thoughtless yottng
ladies to look to .themselves. • Now; ?gist
Daffy had a great talent fir fainting. Krt . -
:haps the talent was originally a natural giftl.
aeertheless it could not be denied that a frd
.-quentand earnest cultivation of 'the
.rnenthad brought it to perfectioh. Miss
Daily, at one minute's .notice.. could faint; at
any time, and upon any subject. She could
faint: - at either extreme of the
,Jay- - -faint at
breakfast or faint at supper; could faint Withl
. equal beauty and truthfulness,. v hether the
matter tit be fainted 'upon were a black bee,
tle, or a blackbird—a hull, or a bullfinch.—
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She had 'wonderful - powers of syncope.; tho', upon me general notice ; it made rite. 4 4
it must be'alloWed, like. most folks hautted Were. the centre of aTicture; and it. was - a
with a
.deSpotie sense' Of their own - genius.] illesure-,--nOt a healthful one, certainly, ibut
she now and then employed it a little out fi ' t still a pleashre;. -to enjoy so Much syMpathy
place. - yanity, however, is a hutinan Weak- 4bouvone. , To hear, whilst I .was 'n'a fit- I
tress- •For a philosopher; to his Own satin- don't know, ',ms dear, whether you bear when.
faction,. has proved that the peacock takes 00 ' fainting; quite as well as I . did—to hear ex
pride injits own effulgent glories, but, all un- pressiops of concern,- . and pity, and adinira
oonseions of their beauty, spreads them, be- , tion; and do' you hear them distinctly l'i - An-.
cause it_ l‘vas ordained' t0..d0 so ; And alter all, • gelina could not. answer . such a question . ; she I
-had Min Daffy been philosophically exatn- snild ofdy look lightiting-harinlesssentmer i
ined upon berproneness to faitit,she would have lightning=-at Miss Lilly NV h i te, Ixho. hn•xora-.1
attributed the habit to
. no self-complacenry, lily, tontititted. ` I can confess it now, I used 1
but to the-simple but inevitable truth- that ; 0 enjoy thii excitement, and, therefoTe , went I
she waslinade to cubit. She would not - have • ! iff upon, 'very. reasonable Opportuntty r It i
- recognied any beauty: in the art oil' fainting, 1,.., - as ve.ty 'la-rottg; but there was ;s...•:rtrOli'tig 1
but merely the natural consequence: that 'to pleasant, ikeiting in the words, 'M;.sir, tilly ! .l
Clint was - feminine.. Eve, she thotight, was 'white's fainted.' . 0 I can renrleruher :them;
Made for .sar ??olatile. -- - - ' - - .my dear, AS though- it iv:'': only yestiirdaY--
' Miss ILillYwhite - was- a spinster .of seven- But, ray l'ove,' salt' the cruel spinster, taking i;
and-forty. 'I aril six—seven--eight-and 4 Or - 'the yOung 'n . ;..aid's hand between her tiwn, and 1
- ty, next birtll-ilay,' Miss - Lillywhite . would i ll uriki!:q'sO..benigilly, and speaking si;sWeetlY t
kli v i w i s Lb si . l is, , e,. 2 aS the yeartnight he. !And ii_ , but, My love, we may faint once: too of- t
this gay veracity was the inure.oea-:„g in l,ten.'.. ii ' I
Miss Litlywhite,inastouch as ..-te Tight li,:tve ' f . Angeline. was very - much offetled4-deeply .
passed lint- . for 4 ; . nay, Intd she stieltled . Oyeri ; hurt, that. MiSs Lilly white should . for ii 1110-
_so little - for it, she might have
. got off withmeet assigiate heroobi' past 'affectation i with
Six-and. thirty at most—a happy, -blooming .the . real , existing weakness then.and: there be- .
- six-and .. thirty •; . for :Miss Lill ywhite, like- a - fore_re. her... Neerthele-ss, there was such qui- t
. true Etilish woman, - carried in her'unfttatng etnt.-ss, such truthfu neS.s, and withal, such an i.
: be.auty,.the assertion of her British race.-- air of ve.ii in the looks; and. wards', and'...
How Mitch triumphant beauty all ...Oyer the manner Of the elderly spinster, that the court i
\ - world 'cades and "yields us. teens ,bIOW . into onegradnallyi - esigned herself to her inta ~
- twenties, and twenties wrinkle into' thirties! •" We may faint once too f-dten,';;repeated;
Now your• truly beautiful • English . woman„ Miss Lillywhite, and. she stghed ;• And . then:
with her e.arnatios and lilies, will -carry her , ber Custothary ;smile b e amed about ,ter.- 7 -;
eolorii up - tWo score and ten.. piny, we have; `Of this dreary truth 1 am aSad example.'
. • . known . some veterans; bloOthing" With . - a .` Yon! ;Miss: Lillywhite I' said Angelina. ,
- sprit4tling of years over tyrannous.fifty. And ' Listen,' Said the old *mtdd. 4 "is ii 141/0!t.1
. ' Miss';Lillywhite was jocund as she was.hand- story; but Worth your hearing. - When 1 was
some It is said.there is no better preserval ninetrn, 1 war aboutto be married.i . . About;;]
Live against the melancholy ehange-s wroueiV did I i say i i- Why, the day was fixed; I was.'
• by• time than honey.. We knowsaot whether:inmy bridal dkess; •at the altar; the ring, the.'
Miss, Lillv white was actittainted. with the wedding . ring, at the very tip of nly finger * :
Egyt! , tiatt irtith; if not, she had unepniieloiis4 whed'----- • 1 - 1 - - , , • •..5
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ly acted upon the unknown .rek-ipe,f. and• had 'Mere l y - me!' cried Anaelinit, `,what hati;:•
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- • preserved herself in the sweetness of hei disj , pet4lll' 1t•
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- . position—in the hOney of her giazlness. 4 414. ' llfitinted,' said Miss Lilly white and she
=was a pattern old maid. Yet. z', :pattern, W 4. sprain her . head, and a wim smile playede
would hope, never to be. followed ; for it ib aboilt her hps.l -'
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_such' women who'ntake the rOl . . wives 'enO ' And ;you were not married becatise yarn
• - a - am-hers. Miss'Lillywhite, likci Miss Ventis fainted l, said Angelina, much awakened to
i . :de Medicis; should remain a'single perfection the sti;bject, .• , . - • , - t .
alone in sweetness and beautyi to show Whit '.A.# I, haveconfessed, it was mYwes kness`
.celibaey . and art can do; to ka: 'adtnired as to fault opon all alicasions.- - I enjoyed - the
. - samples - , but never to be added' to. :-. 1 i interest , that, as 1 thisugbt,•faintingicast abOtt,t
Miss Lillywhite *as an.old school-felloist of me. ,; 1 11'y lover alien . looked. coldlp--suso-
liirs, Dal l .-A - and. was passing the Christmas- cloudy;, but love Conquered hii doubts, and
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time with her early•friend and ..fitinili. • Nov Jed him'triumphantly before the I parson. -t
• Antelina Daq-- 7 a pretty creature; with more ,'Welf the marriage service was begun, a nd:-
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goodness -in her than she dreamt of--rhaf3,
as we havruidicated, thia'w,eakness„ she most
faint; and - carrying out this will, as .a first
principle, she had dulyy fainted- thmugh the'
whole round of the holidays. She had faint
ed-at 'snap-dragons on Christmas-eve—and
under - the mistletoe on Chriatmas-day—faint-'
ed when the bells rang in 1850—and fainted,
dead as a stone, as a nervous guest declared,
'when 'prevailed upon to crack a bonbon on
Twelfth-night. ' Angelina's Glinted - had,
becorhe household words in the homesteid of:
the Daffys. •
And so, can it be wondered at that the in-'
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genions Miss Lillywhite, at this lait i threat
of Angelina's, to faint at a Hottentot—should
reholl,e the maiden with more than"ordinari
'vivacity ? The truth is, Miss Lillywhite had:
been much provoked'`; even on the previnue
&Many; . When Angelina had menaeed ;10'
faint at the' clergyman—a very handsoMe,
meek young man, who preached a maiden ;
sermon with
.great promise of preferment
MilsiLillYwhite could only scald the inside!) ,
intii firmness,•by thi'eattmincr to give her up,'
unattended, to the btutdle, Therefore, when
An„ire i litia, returning to her weakness, express
ed -herself ready to go off at the very !look.of
a rlottentnt—therefore, all previous •I
cation considered, can it be wondered at that.
‘thtqatienee of Miss Lillywhite fairly explod.
ea With—i FidaWedee 1' We think nut, and
take pp the stick of our story: .•
- Miss AieTelina looked surprised—amated
- --and gradually; became very deeply woUnd ! :
ed:, At first, she
.raised her eyes towards
MSS' Lillywhite as though doubtful Of i the
truth of her impressions; but the set„ stern
feat ores or Miss Li I lywhite--ifyou can et M ple I
thti e i xpreSsion of sternness with the thought'ff
of a plear, bright, open f ce, bright and clear
as DTesden ehina-'—convint:ed - Atigelipd that
it was the lady visitor Who had really spok
en. what, under the new and,-Painful.cir . , - .;
cuin:stance, could Angelina dol Why,:. she
fell `back upon 'the strength! - Of her weakness;
she linstantly Made, an Ostentatious prepara 7
tionj to. limn, , IIer• - eyelids were . 'slig htly
`trtiniulous—.hrs:wallowed tine sob—her neck,
took one_swan-like curve, and = and, itt.anO:
ther ; sect std,. there would have been the ,old,
old ;'cry of the houseld Dtiffy---` Angelina'S
fitant•d I'. - . . •
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[Miss Lillywhite jnrr.ped from her chair,
andiresol resolutely passitei Mrs. huffy, made di- 1,
. ANNUAL FESTIVAL ;' - ..:i ', 1
reet . to tit,: sufferer, Who; half conscious of the ,
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I— . . 1r • • ~ r . ;AT BT. PATF,U . CK ' S WELLS, CoLTZ4TY.Dou - Nr . nig
atxempteu rescae,.was fainting all the ne,ter. . I , • It ' .
‘*ligelill3, ' Cried Mis's Lillv - white, With a re. . . , :
stlnatice , shake, ' this; is ad-vetation—foily._ ! - '. When or how the Custoral which; i hall
hsitterisy--tlonsettse.!' . de.Seribe originated, I knowinot, !nor, !is it
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' I Miss Amer insatfily opened her orbs, and • nei'-es•=ttry to inquire ; but every unosuinmer
ni ti t moment Sat upright, with her pretty eiit eve ;. thousands-of Ilonnui CUtholies, 1 - 0; 11 iY
ti )s,ril dilated ttini the tear that Was.. e oming fr(Ml distant parts of the cou to
try, 'resnrt
hitt? her Astoni-Shed eves almost frozen 4: and,. • these celebrated holy
,Beals to ClOse, tit*.
indeed, alto , rether in such a. state of aniazi.. Olds tr,an sin, and clear theirl mortal h4idie,s
tuck . that she inte;t=no, she would not f•aitit; of disease. . The - inflai of peoPle of difillrent
11l llas_not•a - time to faint, when so cruelly of- rinks f;_,E..some, nights bd,,rt.t.the one in !thigh .
ftlniled.. .
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. . • , .alone during the W h It. year, these well i ,sipos
.- kiss Lilly white drew her chair beside 2 - Vh- sess this power (fur -on Other days and
gel i lna,vho wits every moment Ictedenini W I niFhts in the tzar they rank not shoe emu
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R-, 'My dear - child,' ..ud AtiA I.Ufy. nem draw-wells.) is prodimious • and ;: their
white, `you
ent'of fishion.l. - ' ; i garments. if- once taken off, mold net 14 put;
t. 'Fai:ation Miss Lillywhite I - Dv yarn- tilt W the ingenuity ot ntan, infe4 the,
thi'nk that feelings'— ' , F . streets and lanes, and choose their hidgings;
; '} 4 iddlededee-, 1 agritin repeated Miss 'Lilly- -in th . elhighways and lie3ges. -Ilayini [Wen I
white • and AngeliZt Sternly resolved 'not to piersottsly inforined of the approaCh nir' .this; I
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'ai . another Word to so_strange a person--,to miraculous night, anti having`, made ;ourielve
so uiTolite tr-i•isitor. • -Angelina crossed ;•her aequainted with flit: locality of the •well..4 . ear
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armS in resignation, determining—since. - her' 4 tin the e'venin ,, we •had repaired 'titti:telves
mamma would not interfere---tosufferiin !Si. 1 tO the spot ; we had' been told that•-Wesliould ;
lenee. :Hiss, Lillywhite might be rudt - i—. , see something quite new to 04, - and We titerl
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Might say her worst: I with what is scarcely eredible. on .ocenktr ev;l - ..
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When I. wits eighteen,odr age,' saidzAtiSs idence. - The spot on, which this
,scene tifstt ,
Lillywhite, `and that, my dear, is - nearly : t r:•ititious folly wits exhibit4, -- Was atintira
thirty years ago, I used to faint too.. tenjoy. I hly adapted to heighten emery attettdmit.eir
ed fainting very Mueh; indeed nit' dear, I emnstance of it t the wonderful' Welk : of .
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que,ition If ever von take greater plea.4tir... in; I which there' are four, being sitiateit in ti•
fidnting thah I did. ,;., i . , i square or patch of ground,, surtrinded hy
• Pleasure !' ekelaimed Miss Angelina.--L; 'steep rocks, which reverberated -eyerY Sound
Who could remain' dumb under sUchlin rint'; I and redoubled all the clan:ion. !The: ;coup
pOtatien .3 ••• i i d4 - cil of the square on our apprOaelt present
`O, I know nil about it—pleasure, my dear,!- rd, a floating•nutss of varion:
.eohj , i•ed It e adii,
,:yid the Ireatigieleis . Mis'i• Lillywhite,! Yotil and our ears were astonished with' et.iiinsed
See it-gave me a little consequence; it atevi - I •and mitr. or-mirth sounds omirth and inrri;i,ii,. of
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it, i fOntie, enthusiastic joy, and deep desp4inding
::CD)] -..0:41[)_::.[1 . - o**_ A,,d4,[ip@*. 6q,,-***4*_ At"
Du go on,' cried Angelina.
`And in a - few minutes 1 shonld-havel)e'eti:
a wife. when -1 thOught I must faint. i.4;
wound seem very bold of me_ in such r Ova
tlon.pot to faint.,
.1, who had fainted on
man)' occasions, not to, sWoon„at the altar .
would have been a want of
. sentiment-4(
proper.feeling, on; soawful in 'an occasion.
With this thought I-felt myself fainting:rap
idlyk.and just as the
.bride i groom had totieb
ed my finger with theying,i went oil; yea,
'my 'dear, swooned
. with aft the honors."
`Do go on,' again cried Angelina. - . .
Air I swooned the ring 'AAA .friain the
bridegrooth's fingers; fell upon the.stove,•atid
wasi 'drop. throUgh t s iie
.apertiire of the stove that from below,
.mitted heat to the church, when•—+thotigh
swanning-1 somehow saw the danger, altd
to ship the ring, put firth .
" Well !'.exclaimed Angelina. - s:' "- ' I
• 'Teo fate—the ring rdlled on—diikappear
ed dOwn. the chimney of the stove—and the 4
I fainted with the greatest fidelity .11 ) 10,s•
kerns and sal, volatile dune to my aid: Was
restOred—but where was•the, ring ► r- " Vitti
hopeless to seek for it.
,Ilalf-a-dozen otherL
rings were prt;ffered ; but n it . woulttl.he
an evil omen—there would . e - no happiness
if I:Ware not wedded witli my own . i ring—:
Well; search)vas p ) a4e and time flew, and
we Were latelat (+firth to begin with--the
ring. was not 1 fot{nd when the church clock
Strttek - twelv K ..
, woir sitij. Angelina. -
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gym n closing his book, said. 'lt is pa ssed
tWi (..•anonieall hour ;. the parties eanne(he
'l»al•iied to day ; they must come 4 g ii*to:,
tniomw.', i -
~Dreadful ' exclaimed Angeliha..'
• `: We returned home • my- " lover -.upbraid:
ed 4-4 'retorted •,_ we 'had a shocking yuni.rel
And----and he le ft the house to write me a
'farewell letter. In a week
_he teas on'
i his
1 o!, age to India ; in a - twelven I, Mth' h 4-: had
- 11:frried an Indian lady, rich as an idOl; Imd"
I—'afters thirty years- 7 am still ' ; :Caroline
I v white ; spirmer: . :
.It is very Strange. From the trite ofjthe
above narrative there were' tw o - words
'agora , • .1
i breathed beneath the roof-tree. of! tiro
DlitlYs. And th(-se. r
unuttered.words *ere
. 1 i. Am - retina's fainted • .• •
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kiivincr t -s. On descending into tbe!Sqiiarel we.
foundourselves iminediately in the inidSt of
Innumerable groups of thcsc fanatieoc runlairtg
iirall directions, confusedly; in • appeitrance,.
but methodically, as we afterward's found in
reality,,—the men and the won - ea Were bare
footed, and the heads of all were bOundiolind
With ha ndkerchicifs.• Some were.."ruiMing .in .
*ireles, some were kneeling in group4,.sonie
Were singing in wii&einicert,some wort,juirip
ing about like maniacs at the end of - !'an Old
'ro .building, which, we were. told, ,wa,.s tlhe'ruins
t . at chapel . erected ; with, several .adjaeent
';buildings, in one miraculous ''midtimer's
bi g ht by the tutelary saint of the Wells,i of
whose talent as a mason - they
_give,. it mast
f i3e confessed, no. very exalteit
When we.had somewhat reciiVered; from the
first surprise which'the (to us) I:.utnaCcoupta
lble fantastic actions of the crowd, • had, gii.eo
r liS, we endeavored to trao - the , 'prii , %res4 of
some of these deluded vtitarics;] thrmigb all
the mazes of their mystic.ipenanee. The 01-St
;object of them all appearisi to be thii, - aSeent
iof the steepcstand most rugged !part:, Of Ile
sack, tip which both men and Woinen
ed their painful way oh their Waif: and
knees: The men's cloth e s were all. Made so
as to accommodate their knees . with.• all;the
sharpness of the pointed rock and
inien many of them
. young and beautiful,
took incredible pains to prevent il4ii.peiti -affording any define iagaimit its
torturing asperities. Covered iwith dilst and
perspiration, and they at - fast reached
the summit of the rock, whtire - in n itude sort
of .chair hewn .out of the stoisat . an: old
man, -probably one of their . priesthbod,iwho
'seemed .to be the representative of Saint Pat
rick, and the • high. priest of 'this:;t.eligious
frenzy. In his hat each of the 'peniteritai de
pil*ited. a balf-penny, after which' he . .tuirned
them around a certain number of4oinell Hs'
tened - to the long Catalogue of : Alieir, offences,
and dictated toZhem the penance,theyl.were,
to undergo or perform. Them 64. descen ,
ded the -ruck by, another ..patk. hint in the
same manner and posture, egt4Oly 4rtitul to
be cut by the .fruits f and tomato., 0 much as
possible ; this was, pertiapisiniore Painful
travelling than the ascent hadl)een;;--Lthe. suf
fering knees were rubbed an4her isray- 7 ev.
-cry step threatened a tumble and if any-.
thing - could have been lively there,ltheru;
lous attitudes of these deseen4era Would have
Made . us so. When 'they
. gaiOed. the
. 6,x4 of
the hill the, ' (most - of thinly betitOwed a
!small donation of charity upOit aeries raiSer
able groups of supplicant* who were eta-
tioned there. . ytie belicar, a. cripple, sat on
the geound, at. one rautnent addressing the
crowd behind him, tin4swearingithat all the
Protestants ought to be: burntl out of this
an d in the sadte . breathfbegging the
.penitents to give him one half-pinny fur * z _
love of 'wale hksiedAsaus.' . The peni s i ts
now 4eturned to , the nsc. at their feet and
commenced a timminit ! . sort of kris jiggish
Walk ',round several: cairns or he s - of stones
erected at different 'sPaces;.4h,s lasted for
some time. Stidenly.,they/would prostrate
themaelires before this y•atrn, and epenlate
some hasty prnyers, , kisuddenly.:i they would
riseand.resutne them mill horse eireumro !
tation, Theiriey z es were fixed ''.their looks
spoke anxietv;;lalutost despair • ~.; a nd the ors,
eratiOn of irlacultiss seeme:X totally . sus;
pended. They then .atroceeded to. one end
of the, old chapel, andseemed tn. believe that
there was a virtue, urknown-tdlus '.heretics,
,i 6 ozs particuTar Rion i of the bu ilding,. which
every one, was' carefulsto touchivith the right
hand ; those who week-short, left no mode of
jumping unprietised to accomplish it. But
the most remarkablei..and doubtless the moat
efficient of thei e,eremonies,.w . aif,, reserved•for
the last ; and surely nothing l' i was- ever . de- - .
wised by man !Which more for9bly evinced
how.low. our nature can descend.
theii largest of the wells, which was
in a bUilding very much, to Common eyes,.
like a stable, those who had performed their
penances, Were . assembled, some dressing,
some undressing,, many stark-sioked. A. cer
tain nurnber thetn were Omitted at a
time into this; holy well, and there men and
• women of eytiry. age bathed 4trOmiscuntisly
without any . covering. They 'undressed be.
bathing, and performed. the whole busi.
netts of the toilet afterwards inithe operi air,
in' the midst Of the criiird, without appearing
sensible of the observations of, fix)k ers-on,. per
ly regardless of decency, - 'perfectly . - dead to
all natural sensations. This I was a 'strange;
sight, but co nearly resembling; the 'feast . of,
lunatics, that even the voluptuary would have:
beheld it without any emotions . but those of
dejection. The penance 'having terminated'
in this marvelous ablution ; the penitents then
adjourned either , to booths and tents-to. drink
or to join their friends. The nit', then rang with'
musical moinitonous singing; which laconic
louder with every glass •of whisky, finishing,:
in frolicksome debutich. and )laying, in ail
probability, the foundation - foOfilture penani'
iTs and !Dore thorough ablutions. No per
'eau describe all-the confusien' nOdescription
can give: a just idea of
.the noise and disco.; ,
der. whiCh tilled this hallowed square, thi , S f'
theatre of fanaticis-', this teMple of super' , 1 1
stition, of which the - rites ,riol all that we
arc . told: ofin the Fast, . The Minor parts of ; ;
the:spectacle Were filled up with creduleua 1;
mothers. half drowning their poor children'',
to cure their sore eyes; with I..cripples . whe !
exhibited every thing that has het been . di4- 1
coverediin deformity, expecting to be wash}-' -
ed straight, - and to 'walk away . nimble and '
comely, , . ' '; t
"Tile .xperienee of veari ii4dnot shaken
th . . . i:` i• .: _and thouoli - ,nolAty was cured
no re . - ..:"rent away uontittn*. bnotrng:
and,hoWlirigand swearing!.atidi carousing fil4,'
led up !every . pause, and `'threw o'er this i
'spot of earth the air of bele! I was, neve_
more - shocked and struck with! horror ; an .
perceiving many of them inti)Xicated with re
ligions fervor, and. all-pOtent whisky, an
-warming into violence before . midnight, at
which tune' the distraction was at. its clima)s
I 1111:-this scene of human degradation in !a .
state of mind not . .easily to be deseribed.4t
The whole read from .thewells . to the neigh,.
boring' . town was crowded With. siich suppli,
cants as preferred, mortar
,halrpence to holy
penance. The country around was illumina
ted Nvi.h watelt-firt; theideMons of discord
and fear were absorbed in the air ; the pur
suits of the world, and 'the dreupations.of the
peaceful, appeared put,a'stoP to .by the petc
formance of ceretnie4, disgraceful whn
applied to: piopitiate an all-compassioni e
Divinity, whom these religienists were d
termined and taught to consider . jealoulsret
er than merciful. I wish it; my pi? i -.
or, without insincerity, to pay a compliment
to the Irish Catholic elrgy. ‘ On this ()tn.
sion they Were the mad. •prits of these Bac
chanalian Orgiesi; the fonlentors of. fury;
the setters-Om to ;strife ; the'miseliievous na'n
it:tiers of the ; debasentent: of their people, I* n
dim., dieir,aid to plunge their •credulous: n
gregations in enremonions horrors."
1 •
Mee Mem_
• The senior editor of thefLonisville JiiUr
nal was in•Washingbat :'foe'rsorne weeks p re
viim 5 .tt I' the recent, adjiiurninent of Cou' o irrit4s.
Ile gives the fi4lOwin •g: • . f ' • II
' - 1
• A couple of merry fellows, one of theiti•a
distinguished member of Oongres4 from a
Southern State, and the Other, a distinguitibed
ei-edltor from . Kentucky, tconeacted a
purportingtobe .addressed by a young lady
to a very fine-looking gentleman:—lt wai 4 got
np in first-rate style . The'pretended lady
at forth therein, that she f l had several tunes
seen the gentleman she was addressing, !that
the was captivated by his fine iltee and Manly
form, that her heart was deeply touched by 1
all she saw and heard of bitn, and that4she
must make his acquaintance before hil l de-1
•partu re - front the . city I that she. hoped.i an&
prayed he would. forgivehei_ seeming bold
ness, as it was the first irtlprudent act o' her.
life ; Aci . htd ' always moiled and wasi still
tnoving in the highest cirCleX of the capital
that she ;Would be upon, a certain ' , street .a
preCiely 12 o'clock on the followirig day; pit ~
a dreis which she described .-with great i I par
titularly, and that she hoped and ,t rusted h
would meet her and thus afford: her an.Oirpor
tunity of a brief personal IntercOtiriie with th .
idol of her heart, -
. .! ® -1 -I .
. The two wags had between thirty. and• for .
ty tiOpies of•this lettei written by • a fern:A .•
friend of theirs, and theysent these copies to
between thirty and fOrtyi,members WI ,cp
gross, selecting those ofttturse who wet s. 'w I
known to entertain a:vergy exalted opirition :. 1
their personal fascinations. - i ' •: •
Everything being thu4 er,ranged, thli . LW I
jokers called upon us and another young OF!
tllinan,.explained what they bad eland; andl
invited us to get into they . carriage, ride if4k
them to the point of assignatiOn and see tht
Sights. We unhwitafingly - cOnsen. turid!,
we saw sightssure enough. Riding u mthe
designated square, we beheld the .whoe thlil
ty or forty members,
.. Northern
_itnet ko„
Southern then, Whigs, Peilaodat's andiK iK4 ;
Nothings, walking ,to and fro, all gazingin ci.?
•ery direction-and at evtiry female - 4uie tAri
discover the object Of their anxioUS•seit4. l. 1 . - ,
.We concluded that it, it-few more copies of
•• 1
\' . ' i - • I
i f . i
the lime'
iiers of Oongresa.
been sent to . mem
resentatives, the H
W adjourn for the !mat
I ' i 7 ----
... 1 .
~ , ,
!Tibt inving was first tried all placing
Our tumai i a ring, upon the
,ta e. ; The ef
ru' not held the table waS a most •instantly ' seen Our own l i
Weight ec owii to the
flixtr: .sto ) vty it raised, but tipp ng ;a little,
:vVe fellheadlong into the paneak -bitter, the
-table t - batter rising as we we t down. J.
'would ,
l have laughed at our , fall, ; j not 11.
I:,tned'ardlY upon his corns. Ins d oflaugh
itig' he looked like cursing. H. was grave,
1 • •
Band deelared that the spirits co, paled him
; ,epiw .{
[11) step he did, It was vident that
I ;vve had;" g:of up the Dutch' ofo r unseen vis
itors. 'Wishing to get at a g understand
with them, we preposed to 1 rti, by rap
:ping, a vrety of matters parti larly inter
• esting, j ail() at the same time, te t t by mental
quetitions and otherwise, their sirithal intel
: figeeee'and veracity. Perhapai t I
cannot do
tether jthhn to give the questiOn . ,, and answers
as ,they vceurred.", _ ,'' is
- 'Are the spirits present?' 1
- Theyl am, sir. • - -
' 114* many of them 1'
q f-
‘Mioire'n you all can shake stjek4 at.' -
[' Atie, - they good spirits"?' • 1 ,
1 ' niukh.proof, and no mist4e.' !,
`From, what sphere?' i
••• , •
I 'The top notch.' - 'I :' ..
' Will they converse with u 1' I' .
• •
" - Well they Will, bosses.' i
!:, •
rllte4e replies were rappefflut iii 3 we drew
I •
our, finger over the letters ofithe,' alphabet.
I VerbitiqJestions were first aced by differ
ent tneinbere of the ' circle.']]l
'''',V,any_spiritcalled for; tppenr and an
,sweri l i J •
' "- *-tain P. ••• 1 - ,! ,
‘ , l Gun present?'.. , ' 1 .
-1 e•nappens to be!' -',
- 1, r)Xs the club with which he litew Abel,
hickory 'or white ash, and w tat did he cut
'it witltir , . •
'Yes, 'tyrant either. - It - win. a "shoemake'
' bal4cli)b, cut with a bureher4i t lnife.'
[This -important question! settled, , Cain
stud aside, and Belshazzar wits dined.]
'ii, you remember the lastl'Athen the
1 :1
hat) -writing appeared on the i wallr
.', I make out to!' - 1
;Were you—begging pardion, :sir—under
theinfluenee of intoxicating liquors that eve=
niti ,, '?'!
- I •t -.' ,
Drunk, gentlemen, as a bird bwi. 4
. 'fibr i !nk ehampaigne, or Mcnon,g r ohela
Neither. Owing - to, the scarcity , of log.
wciOd,lwe went it on blitek-striip and clear rot
gui,,.', 1. - ~ _I :, • '
• • ‘, Any of the women tipsy V
I' They want nothing else, lireetion ! Mrs.
Belsh'azzar wasSo liniber-likd that in playing ,-
~ ~:
srtrasand-catch'enx,' she fell -into the oyster
ke_t -r itle(and broke a turtle•sh4 comb all to
smash. , 1
•I' Was it fright that made ybur knees smite
Wirli k ien t • ,
-- 1
N I ?, sir. I was so altuightl 44 4 1 :4, s _.... 1 , 4 „4,
k ep rent from smiting together,;:nohow.'
',Was Cyrus nne of the boys?'.,
.' ' Well , no great scratch.' 1 Ile took the ad
vi -
vantiige of us when we were on': a bender.
Fie Wits a !cold water fanatic i and an" enemy
to the constitution. ,4 f
' Are you now in favor ofihe Maine Law r
' Not—by-a-jug.full!' 1 •
' Do you get 'anything tottake' where you
are 11 ;• ' •
; f,' , .ot a drop. 'l've got a hundering hank
ering for - --ti ' snifter.' - I-.
,• 'llelp yourself to the cold water on the
:Ole; old boy l' -. I"1 '
', Go to the devil with yo4r cold water!'
'ls Balsam present 1'
' , W •
' 'hat do you want of Learn?' •
. 1
'! `How old was that jackass of his'n'r
'lle would have been 'four year old' the
next general training.'- • 1 i i ,
I ' Are there any jackasses in !your sphere,
Mei Balaam r . '• !.
j '' A j
ro, you impudent pupi ies t The ackas 7
ses! t tire all on earth yet.',l ;j ,('This ill-natured Insinuation ,Was received
wit enthnsiastic raps by the spirits.]
i! , Ville boss builder of th ' Tower ef Babel
pr entr now enquired on of the ebniptur' 1
'f "Was the tower built o
f Brick.'
1 r• How many thousand' o
concern I',
; ," An almighty heap on
believe!' • ,
.. ( 1
How much did they ( ' st per thlumnd r
' !` Four dollars and a halrat the kiln.'
• 'How many .Irishman did it take to carry
i' mutt?' 1
.i. •
' ,•-,!' Nine millions and ris in g. '
1 .
! [That's a' lie . 1 know !I muuered H. A
'sharp rap on his sore shin under the table,
!made him painfully aware that the foreman
l a Babel was around.] The 'inquiries were
'continued : , 1 1
" .IVas there any confusitin of languages
'among the workmenl"' 1 .
Considerable, I must admit—a perfect
hellabaloo." 1
• "' What did the King ratty when ho exam
hied into the matter 1" 1. •
. for slay—!" i 1 1 . ,
1 .
t" " One 4 thing more Mr.-4-Mr.—What's your
-, . 1 ' •
, name-- - , , i . ~
'' Well, Mr. Smith—kindi thing more.—
Was it true that Nebuchlidnezzar 'was made
to,mix clay on the sweep. ' ' 1 -
`•True,.'and a thunderipg good ox he vas
too I lie ground all the clay for the Tower
of liabell"
i ,
"!Did he have brass kpobii on his horns?"
' Ile hadn't no horns--he Was a nauky ,t"
"'Was he a-- -1
•; ,
",[ Gia to thunder ! I *IRA have any thing
• ,
more to say to you." 1 , • ,
;j i' 4 ; Was he a shut t-horrled Durham or Dev-
• ;
onsbire 1" ' • i .1
' ' [No answer. The fdreman" of the r?wer
•of Babel had evidentlSr, believing himself
quizzed, gone off in a " buff:7 Yet J. flatter
ed himself that valtiabhiinfOrmation had been
, puinped Out of him, infOrmittion which would
le of Inca ulahle good ~t.t the spiritual Inter
est of the warld., Noah was now, called- and
round to be present.] .1,
1. ' Were-you Comma or* of that old i Craft
'Called Ark. !' 1: - '
41 !', 11
t as. J i - ' [
-' Was there much o a ',bower about,those
d • :
Shower I my *dear olir-4t potiredlikb Ws
see - I ! '
201 M."
E• •
•ra ~of the
of ,4..qu07
briCk, or stone V
brick was in the
e4 i
you'd bet
i t>.--
iii iL uWer, English or
' What flag did - y
French 7' -
!Dutch.' - _ -
' Who was pilot
' ChristOpher Coluncilm; - .
re 4
' How many ani lib had you oft board 1'
Several hurid , besides the one that draw
bored the hen4motit 1
- ; -
' Any Know Not ings: among them 7'
' Not a Know !Nothing .they were- all
drowned.' ' I
' Was it true tha
on a Life Preserve
thunder with your
be mach of a shoW
'He did. 1
' Why, didn't' yc
' He was taken
—all over.'
' Had you any
1 tors on board l'i
t Belshazzar hailed you .
, and told you to gotto
Id tub—pains there won't
take hint in?'
a few minutes after that
f Bainum'i
ree hundred' of them; just,
les at night.'
tion, Conlinodore.Noah.--z
the dove Which went out
Some two or t 1
to put out the cam
'One more gu:.,
Whai became o
and never return •
Some snipe;
nters on Mt. Ararat; silo
. Are Joe P
one shot?'
. 11 80 'said to
sometimes shot.-'
Was there:an,
Nothing but i;
,and a Yankee gr
- Was the Yen ,
• 'Yes, sat then-
What did h ,
sightr , ;
this explaps why they are
' •
ery. • ~ •
- ee there himself?'
on a herring-lmx, whittling. ;
say when you . hove -in
at craft is that '1 .Beeti look;
days, by golf ! Say now.
:nt to buy any. hauls* nor
uns;:roi, nothing, -dew ye,
ing for ye thiS to
spose ye-don
Weathersfield- in
old feller r
• • .. P : : : FRANCISCO,
• , The Samson o the Western Hemisphere.
As late as the year. 1834, - there, lived:in-1
'Western Virgin a, a man rhos strength was
so remarkable, ia to 'win him the title of the
Western Sam • ar.' He knew nothing of his •
birth or parenta
_e, but-supposed he' was burn
in Portugal, frOm whence lie has stolen when
a child, and earttied to Ireland. -His earlieSt
recollections - were those of boyhood in the tat
ter country. While.yet a lad; he apprenticed
himself to a 4
s ..captain; ...for seven year, in
pay for a pa., eto this cOuntry. On his an
rival,-his time and services were sold tOaltr.
Winston of Virginia, in whose service he re.
mained until the breaking out of the-Revolu
tiou. Being ofian adventurous turn of mind,:!
he sought and obtained permissioael his mas
ter to join the 4rtny, 'and was engaged in - act,
tine Service dulling - the whole contest.. Such
was his strength and personal bravery;'that-no
enemy could rTist him. He Wielded *sword,
the blade of which was five feet in length, as
though it had . . en a feather; and every one
-who came in c utact with hitt' paid the forfeit,
of his life: At toney Point he was one Of the
' forlorn hope which was advanced' to cut
_away the abat . and 'next to Major Obbon,
Bi a 4initAfn r ef ir 11.1.Jii'maltg Ilecnir).E4..: At
, most fearless bravery', and nothing ball - his in
-1 ability to write, prevented bis. protrionon to
a commission. Transferred to the Soath, he
took part. in most of the envgementsjn that
section, and tow a rds the close of the ar,: be
-was engaged ii a contest which exhibited in a
stiiking manner, his self-confidence and cone.'
age.. .• 1, .
One day
. while reconnoitering,-he 1 stopped
at .the house of a man by-the name 'of Vi f-,--,
to refresh hi rself.
~ W hilst at the ,table he
was surprised by-nine-British
.troopers, who
rode up ,to ' e house and told him he; was
their .prisone Seeing that he was greatly
outnumbered he pretended to surrender;, and
the dragoons - eing he was apparently
. ery
peacefully i • fined, after disarming hair; al,
lowed him: • siderable freedom,*while ',they.
sat down to I artake of the food wbiih he hall
left when dis rhea. - Wandering Mit iut the:
door-yard. he was accosted by the P4ymaster,
who demand , of him everything of valite a-.
bout him, tit- he risk of his life, inease Of re- -
fnsal. ' 111 we nothing to give,' said - i'mp
ciser; go use our plea Sure. ' Give up. those
Massive silve
..buckles in your 1 shoes,' said
the dragoon. 'They were the gift'of a friend.
replied Fra eiseo, ' and_ give them to you' I
never shall; ake them' if you will;
.you have
the power, t I never will give theta to any
one. .
Putting, h s sabre Under . his arm, the sol
dier stooped down to take thera.i Francisco 1
seeing - the O portunity, Which was' too good -1
to be' lost, s ized the 1-\sword, and draviing it
with force f om tinder. the arm of the rzoldier,
dealt '-him severe blow - Across the skull.-- .
Although se erely wounded,,yet being a brave
- the dr Toon ire* a pistol - and aimed at
his titag,orii t, who wits too quick - for him,
hOwtver, at d as he-pulled - the trigger, a bloW
from the a ord nearly seVeredlhekvrist, and
placed him 6rs , de. combat: '•
_ . .Th' repOrt of
the, • pistol -drew the
. other diageons into the
yard, as - w l s W. , who .very ungenerously
brought ou a musket;. which he handed to
one-of the Adiersi and told him to make use
Of it.. M unting the only herae they` could
get ut, heTesented the tamale atrthe. breast
of Francis! , and Oiled - the trigger: ' .Fortur
nately it missed fire, and Francisco, closed
ip upon ban. 4 ahor . t.struggle ensued, which
ended in. hiS disarming, and .wounding the sol
dier. Tar eton's troop-of four hundred men
were now, in: sight, and the either dragoons
were about- to Attack..him,. .'Seeing his Case 1
waidesperate, he turned toward arradjOinitig
thicket, and as if cheering on a, - party-of •men
be cried. ont,f‘Comeon• my brave boys, noir's
your time; we willsao,o& despatehr.thesofew.,
arid then attack the main body r ;tit the same .
time rushing at the dragoons with the fury of
anNenraged.ilger,.- - . 1-: : - - • -: . 1 1 .,
They did not wait to engage him, but fled the troop, panic-struck .and,
disnmavedr Seizing upon the traitorous' vil
lain Vir-- Francisco was about to despatch
him ; but he .begged,: and plead so: bard for his
fife, that.heforgave hint, and told him - to ;se
crete for him 1,161 eight horsey whichthe . 4,01-
diem had left behind 'them. Pereeiiing that
Taileton hail despatched two other •dMgoi i
in search at him,.be made off *AO the adjon
ing wood and while they stopped at the house
be, like .ari.old lox,, doubled upon their rear,
and successfully - evaded their Vigilanee.. . The
next - day hOwent to W-;---,-- fur his horsey,
Who demanded two - of them* foi his services
and geoemus.intentions. ..-',Viu4g , his alma.
tion dangptous,And s4rtupo r ded '- by • enemies,
I *bete be Should bays fowls:l'o4nd* Fronds.
's doveS chickens of the
wharf on; Mt. Ararat
,o4k snubbing-post'
co Was emnpelled to=triake tie Wit - '0144" and
left with 'six homes,- intending :to *weer .s
himself upon , ata future tinierOble
as ,he said, ."'Provi dence -*eh:m(l44:l
should,not tae his. executioner, , fir , he2hroke
his,neek by a fill froni one of these velehn.
ses."-` •
' Many- ottier-anecdotes are told-ofFnit lisp
co, illustrative of his;.immense strengti s toad
Personal prowess. -At Catndeng where Gates_
was defeated, he retreated, and after, runn i ng
along some distance, he sat down to . rest
himself. -ire Woe\ suddenly - - - .tuieostedhY a
•British dragoon, who presented & pistol and.-
demanded his' immediate surrender.. •r:llie
gun being empty, he feignel_subrnmon, and
said - he would surrepder, at the same time re
marking that his 'p.m Was ao further rise
to him, he - presented it sideways - to tlietroop
er, who in reaching for it threW himielf off",
his guard, When Fraii, ( 1 1 4*. 6800 410 4 5 •
run -hini •through.iffith the bayonet, mdwhe.
fell;from his !writ., he mounted hint and eon.. -
tinned his Os ertaking his canintiad
-ing'officer, Colonel Mayo, of Piralta*,- - hit
gave him up the animal, for which act ofgen
erosity-the Colonel siflCrwards presented hilm; •
with a thousand acres !of land ituelrY
The following anecilote exeinplifying his
- peaceful 'nature and his strengt* attack told
of Francisco. How true it is, we amnot - say
but we tell it as itwas told to us, many years
ago, while he wus.still living in • auckitoism
county Virginia. ! _ •
_ .
One day While wOrking ‘ in his garden, he -
was accosted by- a_stringer, who rode 'up to
the fence and - intiuirel of .him if hi knew
where a man-by tbeiname of= Franelscoliv.
Raising_ himself frdm his work, and eyeing
his interrogator who appeared. to be one of
the ' half-horse:half-alligator ' breed of Ken-':
tuckians, he replied, Well, stranger,l,dutet
know of anylether person by that =lei 11l i
these its but Myself.' • -I.
•' Well, I reckon you ain't the man I Want. •„ -,
I want to find 'the • greet ~fighting man I've , ,, , i
hefted tell so much, about. \ "Thefellow they ' I
say can whip all - . creation rand Kiintuck- ha i
boot.' , ' . ... '
' I can't-tell you ; stranger; where you'll find
that man; I don't know such a' man,' said i .
Francisso; . resuming his - Work is a hint too the ;
other that the conferencewas ended: But • 1
the Kentuckian was not to be bluffed off; -as J
he would': term it. ' Look - 'ere, stranger,' 1 1
said he, returning to the charge;' what might: i
your given natne be r , 'My name is . Peter: -1
Francisco, at your service.' = -.. ' - 1
• 'Alt.!' returned the other,. ' you're just the • I
man I want•to find,'' at thesame time riding I
inside the fence, hop dismounted and tied his `l
- rough 'ungainly Indian pony--to I
one of the posts. ' . ••- - '.;
.' My name is Big Bill Stokes, all the Fay - 1
from Old Kentuck. ! I am- the Kentucky game ;
chicken, I 'I Cam out-run, outhop, out:- I
,knock down; drag out, -and whip any
man in ail - them diggins. So, as I hearn tell
of a fellow down hereabotits who could whip ' ;
all creation, I thought I'd. saddle old-Bloisom,
and just ride over and see what - stuff he's-?,
made. of,'and here I am. And now, strenger; .•
.rm ire* starved fora fight,- And l'ia - bonfid i
It's all in good feeling you km*, atiTh - Pfts- '
lick me,- , .why 'l'm settsfied, but---'.-" • : -
•'Stop a minute,-- stranger,' said FrariciSiio,
' you've mistaken' the , , man entirely •; I'm ".rig
fighting man at ali t and.if I Was; I've nothing
against you to fight about - •
,` '
- 'Well, I don't know; is there any othet
Peter;Francisco in -these partar • •
'No, not that I know. of: . , `"'• • , `•
'Well, then, Yoii're tip!, Man, must' F
fight; :I've come all the =way from Old,Ken.
tuck; and I ain't a-going'back without know.-
in which is the beSt,"man.l _ --- .• ,
'But I won't fight. ',lfire got nothing to -
fight 'about, and 1 tell yo e I won't ji",g/d.'' .
' Darted if you ',shan't fight, strangerl'm
bound to lickyou if I. ca,t4 if I'don't, you mast
lick me.' .., , 1, - _ •
By this time Franciscd had become angry \--; .-
at the - . inn ' rtunity of hii 'visitor., and deter..
mined to ut an end to the scene. -. '• Seizing'
his antag ist therefore hy, the seat of his'
buckskin retvhis„, and Ilk collar Of hi - shunt, ,
, ing shirt, e threw hirti javer the fenm into . i.
1 the road ; then walking leisurely_to Where his
pony was tied,,he unfit'ened him and taking '
him up b mainatren th, threw him ` after his t•
discomfit ed rider. 1 • . --• . ••'... ;--
The.entuc.kain raised himself from 'the •-'
ground, perfectly , dumb-founded by .euelr'in • - -
exhibition of strength, 'ld a ft er rubbing, lila -
1 eyes as though be thoug t he might not.have -
seen clearly,. he,mounted•his pony, - remark ,'.',..
ing, ' Well; stranger, I keeknn 'you'll di: -. ' I .
reckon it's abo4 Lime Sr me to mecetrackii., I, -
It anybody askS. you about thStlgreat fight;
you can tell 'eui , you licked Bill .Stokes most .
confoundedly.' i : 'i . - I ''. • '•' ,
-Francisco, was a pot,verfitily I built'man , , ,; ~•
, -,tanditte six ftet and one inch in' height, and
_ -
weighing . 2GO pounds . . )llis'museular-system
wasestraordivarilyileeloped, •aud he had ':'
, heen known to sbotilder, with ease, a &amen ..
weighinpetevea ',htindred pothicis - audit &A- Jt,
tieman of undoubted veracity, still -living ia ' ',",;,-.
~Virginia, who knew him well, says, "Initeotild' - -
- t ake me in his, right liapl,and pass over - tha - -, - '
room witiCme, I;layingol,head - against the i
ceiling as thougb I had l ' bee4,a amt. biaii: . —
r , my weight Was' , l9s pounds."":' His wife,-, wlib - -?
Was-a woman of good Atitte, and Or - . prOor- , _.
tions, be would' take lallii Tight-Juin-a, and . .1
:holding hermit:at arm's ; length, would Pass ,;
around the rooni. with her; and carry ler up _
and down stairs in that: position- lie would -` .11
take a barrel or:cider,l by the i:hinles, iind -_ •-s
. holding it , to his rnoult,..i would] drink from
the bung, a long and hearty dranght without -.
any apparent exi - ;rtion., "i " I'. '
Yet, with all his strength, he ' . Nrail a - 41 ;
peacefullydispbseil mitu;. and paver made use' . .'
of his poster, except;in!4se of necessity abOut •.
his usual . Vocatio ns; or ; in defence nf the right. A
Qa occa sionsa nut;:bieliks.a r blic gatlieW' .1
lugs, he - was better - atin4ing tattulp . ,Ji
ing thepnblic petwe thin all thew* i't' s
authorities' on the groimd; - Althoug iu i n o edu- . • ,
man• eated, he was a of Strong nat aail
(em,. e ,
and , of a heind,'amiable dispoet • n .; • *ask .
withal a contpiMionalile roan and. ;Itie Vic.'
~',_ "-:s;
dotes and stories of tliwer rwlneh IR raisees-: - - ;,t.
2.;ed arich 'fund, ren ered •Ifinv : ..e r. lit• .01 1.. 40e: 1 1
guest in' the first fatinlici ..t the'State.:": 011ik : I,'
induStrious and yniperate habits "idgeOterlif•l"• l
with his kind disposition, inadetinitlnini, - ffi
.friends, and through' `their - iuibrOft- 11 Cwas -
appointed Strige4itt-*117111 15 iir die - 'Virginia • t'si
House of titiltritates'iti whichiseiiiiiiii died .
in ISB6, anal was busind'Atith• Military how
ors,in the public 'bur,yinfiroPUO UV Rielit.':la
.inomll i
t, g. 'l. • ••,,' ' - - ; -