The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, November 16, 1854, Image 1

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D e di ca t e d to GiamppoLitan Art and Literary
Agociation.of Sandusky, Ohio.
0 GREE - 1: ! by more than 3fos - lem fetters thaall'd!
, 0 marble prison of a radiant thought, 1
Where life is half recalltd, .'.
And beauty dwells, created, not unwrooght,
Why haunt** thou my dream*, enrobed in light,
And atuiosphered with purity, wherein -.
;Vine own soul is transfigured, And grown . bright,
, As 'though en angel trailed away its sin:
0 chastity of Art!
Behold! this maiden shape makes solitude-
Of all the musty mart , ;
Beneath her soul's itnmea.surable woe, .
- .Ail vision lies su b d u ed,
And from her veildd eyes the low
'''"Of tears, is inward turned upon - her heart. -
While on the prisoning fills '
Her eloquent spirit swoons,
And from the lustrous brows' eclipse
Falls patient glary, as from clouded moons!
Severe in vestal grace, yer want
And flexile with the delicate glow of yOuth, ,
She stands, the sweet embodiment of truth,;
Her pure thoughts clustering around ,her form,
Like seraph garments, wh;ter than the snows
:Which the wild sea upthrows.
O Geniis - a! thou cans% chain
• 1
Not marble only, but the human soul,
And melt the heart with soft control, -
Mid-wake such reverence in the brain, - -1
That man may be :forgiven,
If in the ancient days he dwelt •,• .
Idolatrous with sculptured life and knelt •
• To Beautylnore than Heaven!
, • r..L:>• •
Genius is worshipl for its works a dor e
The infinite Sonrce of all their gloriouS thought,
So blessed Art, like ',Nature is o'erinaught
With, such a wondrous store • •
Of hallowed influence, that we a ho gaze ,
Aright on her creations; haply pray and .
Go, then, fair-Slave! and in thy' fetters teach
What Heaven inspired and Genitis bath' de
signed: • . -
Be thou Evangel of true Art and preach -
The freedom of the Mind! . •
,reom "THE BANGEI "
Among the many wild and imposing exhi
bitions of nature, peculiar to the mountain s
ous regions of our Northern clime, there is no
one perhaps, - of—more - fearful magnificence,.
than that which is sometimes presented in
the breaking. up of one of our large rivers by
i winter flood ; when the ice in " its full
s eeerth t enormous thickness, and rock-like`
telAitv,,is rent asunder, with)oud. crashing
explosions, and hurled up into ragged motto- •
tains, and borne onward before the raging
torrent with inconceivable.- force and fright
ful velocity, spreading devastation along the I
..banki in its course, and siveeping away the
strongest fabrics of human power which-stand
opposed toita progress, like the feeble weeds
that disappear from the, path of a tornado.
Such a spectacle, as they reached their pro
posed stand, now burst on the view of the ass
tonished travellers. , As far . as the eye could ~i
reach upwards along the windings of the
stream, the whole channel was filled with the
lei-eat-oms of ice, driving down towards
them with fearful ~rapidity, and tumbling;
crashing, grinding, and forcing its way, as-it
came, with collisions that shook the surroun
ding fOres . t ; and with the din and tumult of
an army of chariots rushing.itogether in bat-1
tle. Here, tallltrees on the bank .were beaten
down and oveheltried, /or wrenched off at
the rocks, and thrown upwards, were whirled
along on the top of the rushing• volume, like
feathers on the tossing wave. There, the
changing mass was seen swelling up into
mountain-like elevations. to ,roll onward a
while, and then gradually-sinking away, be
succeeded by anothtr in another form ; while
with resistless front, the whole immense
ing body drove steadily on, ploughing and
rending its way into the.iv;oketi sheet of ice,
before it, which buret,sdivided, and was borne
• dowwbene,ath the boiling flood, or hurled up
wards into the air,' with a noise sometimes re
sembling the sounds of exploding :muskets.,
and sometimes the crash of falling towers.
But the noise of another and similar com
motion, in an opposite direction,
now attrac
ted their attention.. They turned; and their
eyes were greeted with,a scene,. which, tho'
less startling, from its distance , Set even sur
passed in picturesque grandeur,. the one they
had just been witne*ing. Through the
whole visible reach ortheConneeticut,.a long
white, glittering column of ice, with its rigid
sad bristling top towering high above the ad
jacent banks, was sleeping by and onward,
like the serried line of an army advancing :to
the charge, while the broad vallev around,
even back to the summits of the far-off hilts,
was resounding with the deafenink din that
rose from the extended line of booming
avalanche, with the tumultuous- roar of an
approaching tempest. •
The attention of the Company, however,
was drawn from this magnificent display of
the power of the elements, 'by an, object of
mose immediate interest to their feelings.- -
This was an -open double sleigh ; approachiug
the opposite side of the river, towards the
lace at which they' had just, crossed over;
the manner we have described. The rrooun
lain mass-of ice that was still facing its way
down the river before them, with . increasing
.impetus, was nowwit i bin three hundred yards
of the pass, to which tlics . se on the
.sleigh were
hastening, with the evident design of 'cross- .
Aiid though the latter, owing to a point
of woodsthat intervened at a nd in the
stream a short distance above, could not see
the coming ice. yet they seemed aware of its
ilingerollB proximity ; for as they now drove
down to the edge of the water, they paused,
sod's large man, who appeared to have con
trol of , the team, rose to his feet., -and With
Words that could not be distinguished ih the
roaring of the "wind and the noise from the
scene above, made an appealing jesture,
which was readily understood by , our foot
travellers as au inquiry whether"' the team
'would have time to cross before the ice reach.
ed the spot. . • I
"It is Colonel Carpenter and his comps-,
II," said 'Woodburn. He will has , pane.
to 'Pare, but enough, I think, if he instantly
improves it , teget safely .over ; H elists 61.0 mt
horses, and is anxious; to be on' thi of
the river. Let him come.'' •
; es cord{tigly, they returned , hiiii encourag
ing tuts, which being seen and under
stood:by bite, -hC instantly whipped up his
ho " •an forcing them on the ice, soon 4-
feet his passage in safety, and drove rapid
ly d wn the road; leading Blong the northern
bait - of the stream to the Connecticni, the
obj tof ids speed being lobvionsly to keep
for, . rd oe, ..the , ley flood, by which-his•preg
resS m ight; otherwise be son obstructed. ,
". here,!":i;iistimed Woodburn, breaking
wr r
silence with whicli lie And his compan
had been, witnessing the rather hazard •
'riassag:e of his friends—" there, - the Col.
Al over ;Lbut his is the•last sleigh tocros
'ear, tinless drawn by winged. hor
this It _
....i l Vel l , winged, Or . niat.Winged,.there is sn
ot er, it turns , 'about tto make the atteinptt
sai one of the company; pointing across the
riv r, whetzt . .a cinema - double sleigh, with
sin Wyil eqtdppage, was dashing at full speed
do n' th e road towards the stream. . • ?-
It is si hiastile 'craft!" ", Peters and his
ga g r 4 . We owe them no favors !" " Let
thej enemy 4iike care of ' themselves !" were thC
exclamatio)n!that burst from the recentl{•-iu.
ceased group} as all eyes were now turned to
•thospot. , ; !
O, no 1 4 no exclaimed Woodburn. with
looks of thi Most lively concern: . 4 Be they
foes or friends, they must n o t be Allo we d to
enter Uponi that river. Why, the breaking
ice - hasalrtady nearly reached the bend, and
unless-it stops there,, that path across Abe
stream, wiAtin five minutes will he as track= .
less! as the ocean - Bun down to the
hank and hail them !". he continued, turning
to those ari,mnd him. .
"Shall cfe interfere unasked?" said one of
them who Iris smarting umier'a sense of for
mei 'injuries ;;a-ye and therefore too ; to same;
Such a .ma:u as I : eters, that' he May go otu
robbing us kir our farms I"
"And SaYe , .stich a man as Sheriff Patt e r.
Son also, that he May . hang the innocent and;
pious Pertiet l" Said another, bitterly.
And sake': them all, that they may keep
up the collt Which .will .soon hang and rob
'tbe.Whole cif 'As!"
,added the third, in the
sane spirit -I j
. "0, wro y ngHwickedly- wrong! and if no
one Will gol I, must,",e,ried Woodbnrn, as be
turned bast liqrom the spot, and making his
way' down the hill towards the river With
all the . s be, was master.of.
-A!few selxinds stifficed to bring him to•the
edge of the stream ; When in a voice that
rose above ithe wind and waters around he
called on, Peters, who Was already urging his
reluctant and 'snortine - horses down the op
posite Willi:lnto the 4.ater; warned him of
the situation of the ice, and begged him, as
be valued the tires of 'his.fiien`ds, to desist
from attempt. -
'" Do you think to frighten - me 1" shouted
reteis, who peicebring speaker to be his
despised opponent, became. suspicious, as the
latter, had feared,lthat the .warning was butt a
'ruse to prevent hini fm4l going on 'that night
—"do 3 - Ott think to frighten me back, liar,
wheiva heavy team haa!)tist passed safely be-
Tore:thy eyes?"
- And, in defiatiee of the, timely cautio
bad.reeeiYed, rtn'd the warning sound
,which his senses might liaYe apprised- .1,
had lie paused it moment to listen, be ferid
lc applied the Whip and plunged manly tt
the water, to the middle. ice. But as.rapil
-as he drove; the .team had not passed tn
than .One-third the distance across, before
and all with him beennie fully aware of
moving mass and the fearful peril they ha
recklessly incurred ; fory`at this critical
men't; with awful brunt the mountain w ye
of ler ruin, came round' the screening r unt
into 'full view, and nottfir yards above th m.
A - erv.of alum at:once burst from 'every
. .
cupant of the menaced Vehicle; and Pet rs.,
no.less frightened • thanl the, rest, suddenly
checked ' the hoines., with' the half-formed de
sign:of turning and attempting to regain the••
shore he had just left. But on turning round
he beheld to his:dismay, the ice burst upWards
fromi its_. winter moorings, along the shore, -
leaving between:: , them aid the bank, a dark
chaStn.of whirlin g waterst r - over which it were
madness to think of repassing. At that in
stant;• with a ' deep and startling
,feport, the
hroadabeet of lee confining the agitated riv
er burst asunder, parted land was afloat in a
hundred. pie.ces - around th be l wildered travel
lers. • Another . piercing c • of terror and dis
tress,issued•from.tbe devoted sleigh, and Miis
Ilaviland, with•an involuntary impulse of the
fearful shock, leapt out on the large cake of
iue on which the Sleigh•and horses were-rest
ing. She seemed instantly to perceive. her
error;-but before she. could regain the sleigh,
or even be caught_ by the_ extended hands of
her frk.nds, the frightened horses made aitid-.
den and desperate plunge forward ; and with
a speed Ithat couldteither be'cheeked or -een
trolled,.daglied onward over. the dissevering
mass, reaPitig from piece to piece of their
sinkingiSupporr, #nd each in turn falling in,
to be drawn•outby his mate, till they reach
ed they shore, and: rushed furiously up the
. bank; beyond.. thelsweep of the rushing tor
rent frOM whielk they had so miraculously es
caped.; I 1 • - ' , , 1 • .
"0 1 God ,of -heaven hare mere) , on my
daughter !", exclaimed Ilaviland,• in a piteous
burst el anguish, ',as he 'spring out of the
,sleigh among the -Company, Who, . with I!r
-ror-strieken looks, stood on the bank mute
ly gazing-on the fast receding form of . the
luckhgs.timiden,•thus left behind, to be borne
away, in all human probabilitY to speedy de- i
struetiori.. -- - - :. ': • - •
For a'moment no one stirred or 'spoke - a
word, but stood amazed, and seemingly par
alyzed- at the thought of lie awful situation,
Laving no Lope of • her rescue, and expecting
every minute to See her crushed or engulplied
among ,the ice that tumbling and
Leaving 'on eV4ry side around her. But.for
timately for het the broad, solid block on
which •she alighted, and on.which she contin
-tied still to retain' her stand, was, by
Jnergkl and tiSitig inasses 'beneath, gradially
and evett4' ford up to' the, top of - the col
umn, with whiCh it was mpving; swifo.-- 4 °Wn
the current . k. find tile r:9.44 -etood, like a
marble attituen a :..tai, sculptured for;
4 4 , nm. i n i„ e .,..eiroh., her bonnet 'throwp back
from heratt - t l 4ed features, Mid her loosened
hair streialinVir i/d/ Y ; white one
har-' extendedWaS - • doli 4 uitt toward the
e iore; and i the Other - ••litted imploringly
.ward heaven, sialt 46pplieipon:, for that
aid from a•• l *hielt jamirf seareebr hop}'
to met friends' below:
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eq ,,WlT*os4ibiert )ust vOti 4
sal rat th • ••- IP m per
unt onvulsi t
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Wsin 7 iTLY fa -- DEitiED 1:0 ; `POT
WYO .., L i re, .
so ...L. Yfry
i Thitta .A.{.7 E cTIENCE, zt.t.\4D ORALIA, .
ontrose, Vtiut 7 3`; E#lttsban Dorning, ,
?Herten, in the mositotiching accents. otdis
.")s there nO help Man no one save I ?"
added the agonized father.
"Yes, save her—save her!" exlehtitnetliPe
-ter., now eagerly 'addressing the
_Man hd - so
itkected to despise. "Can't some of yontket
on the ice there, and bring off *iye
guittea4 to the than who will do it ; yes, tan
Quick F run, run, or you'll be' too late," he
addefl, turning from one to another, without,
offering to start himself. ' '
ThroWing a look of silent scorn upipn his
contemptible, foe,. Woodburn, having, Mien
anxiously castin; about him in thought for .
somelmeans of rescuing the ill-fated girl frOm
her impending doom, now,. tvith the 'airiof
one acting only on his own
hastiiy 'called - on his companions to follow
hint,!and led the way- with rapid . studie s,. down', along the banks of The stream , as near
the Main channel,- as the water and
readyi.hursting over the batiks into, the road,
would . permit . . But although he could easily
keep ttbreaSt of, the fair, object of his anxi,ely
of whotn lie ocicasionally obtained such
ses through the brushwood here'lining the '
bank as to show • him that she still retloo. l
her foOting 'on the same block of ice, width
he observed 'still 'continued . 't born 4 tzn
with the surrounding mass; yet he could tier
ceive n waVirof reaching - her—nO earthly .
111C41114 by which she'could be snatched fiom
the terrible dOom that seemed so.certainlY. yo
awaitibi;q ; for along the whole extent -of ;the
moving 'ice, and even many rods in advance
of it, he water dammed- up, and forced frOtn
the choked channel, was gushing over ;the
bittiks.', and sweeping Own by their sides ia a
stream that nothing could Withstand. And,
to add to the alinost entire hopelessness with
which he was compelled to view lier_sitim
tion, he 'now Soon began to be admonished
that - she' ; was immediately threatened bYld
danger font whidh.she.had thus fat
providentially !preserved—that of twin; crtish
ed er sWallowtki up at once in' the broken brie.
He could perceive, from the increasing'cotn
motion of the; ice around her,' that inthdrfo
level and unbroken support was growing',o
- moment nibre insecure and uncertain t i,—
And a's it rose and fell,' or was pitched (fir
ward and thrown up aslant in the .ehanfring .
vo!time; he -cOuld plainly hear .her ,piteens
shrieks, I.and ' , see her flying from 'side Ito
side of the
. oun g i - n g body, to avoid being .
hurled:itito the frozhtful chastits which wid'e
c.ontinitaliv Tannin_ to receive her.
"List - lost.!!" Le utteied - with . a sigh ; o
earthly aid can now avail her. But star
stay !" he cootinued,-ns his eye full on one or
twi., of .the beanis or string-piecti of. -the 41d
bridge still eictending across the river ashOrt
distance '4belOw.
." If she reaches that pliee'
alive, and I Can but gain the spot. in tinter I
m ay yet , 3.31• C: her. O ! 11t -liven help rneto
the t;ptvtitinci the: means of rescuiug her frOm
this dreadfulr -
And Orlin loudly to ; his compani t ,4,
whom lie:liarr already ontstrifTed, to ee4o
on, be ;now 'set forward, with all possible
speed, fOrtbe; place afforded the last ebanCe,
, for the prior girl's rescue._ • , - .1
lle -had little : fear of finding the pzqh
ading on to the, bridge obstructed bv
ter. And it bad: glariced through his mind,
as he described this forgotten spot. and saw
the remains of !the bridge still - standing, thi l tt
the maiden might here be assisted to;eseape
on a .plank, or be drawn up by a cord, Or
some other implement, to the top Of I4e
bridge, :*hich being high above the ordinary
level of Ithe water,
would not probably be
S wept. aw - a y - by: the ice, at, least not till the
part on was situated should hate
passed 'under it. • There - was an oceupied
log-house, standing but a short distance Trott
_place, and the owner, as Wood bu rri :dre4
near, was luckily just making his appearanCC
at the door.
"A rope, a - rope ! 'be ready with a 'rope,l'•
shouted Woodburn pointing to the scene of.
trouble, as soon as he could make himselfutt l r
derstoodi by thel wondering- settler.
The nititr after, a hurried glance from ilk,
Speaker - to::the indicated scene, and.thence to
the bridge, beloW, during . which he seemed to ;
comprehend'thenature of the in?
/ emergency,,..
stantly disappeared within the door. In,-ant
mOmentWoodburn came up, and bnrSt
into the &inse t Where he found thesettlerandi
his wife 'eagerly, running to cut; the roPe - of
their bedstead, which had been hastily strict= , :,
pest of theA,ed and clothing, and the faster,
ings,cnt for the purpose. The .instant the,
rope waS,:disengaged, it was seized by the',.
young man, -Whof bidding the other to follow,::.'
rushed out :of the house, and hounded, for-;
ward to the bridge; which they bothrertch4
just as tge unbroken ice was beret beginning
to quake and more from the imp' ]se of the
vast bodyi above, Which, now ; scarcely fifty pa- - I
ees distant; was driving down, . w tit deafen
g si l
in crash them.• - - .
Thanklteaven.she yet lives, and is neat-,;
in' us!" exclaimed Woodburn, as he ran out'
on the partially covered beams of the bridge,
where lie i could Obtain a clear view of. the
channelt t bOv 4., . . "She is there hedged in, thO' •
~ ,
vi ti yet , riding securely in the midst of that Itii. 7 - i
eous jarn, hut, if not drawn up here will - be.,
the nest-int:anent lost among the spreading.
Mass, ait is disgorged into the Connecticut
here below" . .
Shall we throw •dOwn an end - of. the rope
for her to 'Catch ?" said .the settler, hastening
•tci I W(xdbilrn's side. . •
. ,
I dare!•not risk her, trength to hold - on
to it; I must go down myself,' said Wood.
btLip, hurriedly knotting the two e . nds of the.
roo round his. body. Now - stand by
friend. Brarce yourself back firmly on this
stritig-piece;; let n)e down, and the•instant I.
hive secured her in my arms, draw .use both
. ,
up together,"
I can let youl.down but to draw You ,
both up"- - -4replied the' other, hesitating at the;
thought offlie .haAardous - atternpt. •
"You taunt try it," eagerly interrupted
intrepid y6o)g man. "My • friends will be
here in ,a•MOIllent; to aid you. There
comes, now!"
Accordingly„ sliding. .over the a bridge;
WOOdburn was gradually- let down ,by the;
string and 4 - teady hands of the settler, till be
was swinging in th air , on a level with that
'part of the ,approacliing mass on which stood
the halt-senseless object of his perilous adven
ture. The fbremost of the broken ice was
now • - sweeping sWiftly•4,••just beneath his
feet Auothier moment, and atm will be there,
She evidently sees the preparation: for, her de--
livertinee ; a.faint cry of hqpe escapes bey
lips, and herihands -- are extended towards the
proffered aid; And: now. riding high on the 1,
eoltilimi she is h9rue on nearer and
nearer towards those It:lie in-breathy.
Silence, !for be approich. • And mow - she .
conies-411e its ' (Isere she its caught in the
eager grasp of the brave 'youth ; and the next;
instant, by the giant effUrt of the strong man
above them, they are tetetherklrawn up with- .
in rt'fewltet of' the be ding': and tottering
bridge. But with ailj hi desperateexertions,.
he can them no ltigher •, ',and there they
hang - sutipended over 0 . 1 dark abyss of whirl
ing 'vnteri; that, had, opened -in the . disruptur-.
ing in* ibeneatb, the instant, -as if to re-'
.cesve theM ; while a mountain billow of -ice,
that! must overwhelm them with certain des:
truction,itr slung down;t with, an angry roar,' ,
Within few rode of the 4spot. A groan of
despnir.,bttrst from the e.lhaust'ecl- man at .the .
rope; and his grasp was_nbout 'to give way. ;.!
" Hold on there an instant longer I" cries:
,a loud voice oWthe right, where a tall, musL
cuter fortii- was tseen `bomfding.forward to the
"Quick, Colonel Ca 'Tenter l• Quick,
for God's sake, quick !" qclairrio the settler,
throwing On miguishednvid beseeching glance,
over shoulder toward 4 the Other. ' i
The: nett instimt the pdwerfiil frame pf the
new-i!onier- was bending over the • grasped
• i
rope ; an d; n ;,another, both preservers .and
preserveihvere on the
, bridge from which
they had barely time .to -escape before it wail
swept with 'Crash; and borne ott
on the top,of the mighty Itorrent. They were
met on the bank the . conipanions of N'Cood
burn;-:". 4 - 1 . the friends of rescued iriaidea,
who Cani;proiniscuoustyHrining to the-voti
wherri loud and long the gushing aechinia r
tions iof joy and'gratitude ibat rang wildly up
trill eratiee.'
A Ta
Duling war 4.71 . the evolution, the low I,
er conutiesof New Jerseywerei infested by .a
set of desperadoes, paA'sing under the name of
refugees,, Who, in the absence .of the.whigs in
camp, plundered and insalted their defence!
less A band of !these men beeam6t
partic6 notorious on O'a shores •of Egg
Barber river, and that
. .section of the conntry,
is }.et With legends ofitheir misdeeds.
party eglially numerous and even more law=
less; fel% a king tirine.devastated the settlements
along ;thsi;*tudee ; riser. Our story relates'
to this latter. ;
• . It Was ak the dose_ ;of al, beautiful dap. oih
the'eaily part "of 00obet, that an' - athletie
yotingintaa; whose frank- and good humored,,
countenance was a pas..spatt% to the actraint-i,
ante of strangers, approached clearing.
,:a cleang not:
far frotu . the ! present decayed 'village of Dor,l
:The honse .was l of but one story,i
built of thick heWn .
scaiity ; :fi'elds, in whiehlthe. stumps of the'
original forit trees were yet Visible. . But
every thing 'about the 'pike had au air of
neatness, which-was increned,.when, pushing
open the deer, be entered he large comfurta
j...l4/6.,;440 t, :VOW< t 'c" , l Iknn , 1111,Tl l
its dr*er,cin which were larrayed in bright
rows the, pewter, plates.. tills, foOtsteps had'
scarcely scAinded on the goer before a light.
figure towards hini,l and the neskin
slant eras locked in his arms.
-" God bless you, Ilarv," ale Said, as he par—
ted the fondly from )ier forehead and
stooped. to kiss her fair broW:
The girl leeked into his face, and said half
inyuiringl ,half postively-4 .
Yon have come to stay—base you not. =
Do now, give up running •,otir i‘.)oop until
things hetionie more ratified. YOu will be
captured yet.;" she! continued; ii her lover
shook his head, "and the if thrown into
those, prison ships at New Itork, Su will net=
er get back.".
Notwithstanding the imiloriugimanner in
which 6le . Spoke' 7 her tovei - still shook .his
head. 1-
1 .1
. I
" ...Nan dearest,. your won?arOs :fears alarm
you without Cause.: These; ib no danger. The
English; shipSliave left the IDelaWare, and I
must make the old sloop ;p r ay inn now, for
your : sake, .Nitry.". - •- • . •
1. She buried:her face in . . his boson to hide
the blu4ies „'it this rallusiota lie ;continued
cheerfully : , .
•- r
ti‘ No* can so u not find me a supper
You boast ()flour houAlkeetoing, you - know •
and yet venture *
we are [almost as good
cooks on board. At any rate, wOire a little
more hospitable when we
.see . a '.isitor who
has - conte miles to, meet us, and walked all
the way." 1; • :
llc said thi's in &playful ty'ne, and the girl
immediately Listened to set be supper table.
eyeS 'folloWed her grateful movements,
and 'they conVerr,e(l together; as lovers only
converse, during the half hotly it6vliich the
preparations for the meal were going on. At
Length the other members of the family came
in, and the conversation beCaMe general.. .
It wati.yet early,. however, when',the , young
man ruse to g 4. The girl 6110 - wed him. out
of the door. •I •
“ why so soon r Said she. 1 I .•'-
.• . ” It is!high,iime, and I haie already over
stayed my titrie," he -said. I.l3ut ! 'in a few
days I shall be' biek, and it Mity!be,' I will be
so successful that there will be nay necessity
fur goingfigairi" ,-. .: :.1 - . .
"G - 4 grant:it may be so," sbe i said, for- .
vently. 1 fill a presentiment of some clan
-1 ger impending %aver you.. There. is Hogan,
1 the refugee•--,i • ' .
"He w iles tic ill will, • I.:know," ; said the
!'lover, " eter since you, preferred reie to him.
1 But be has Icfl l this part of th 4 corintiv, and
Pshould never. fear him in afa it s fi.;:tt.' y --
~, ".But lie Ink alWays stealthy - arid mean ;
and would attail you eCtetiyk" .• ' !
! I! "Oh l but Mere is no fear r it him," gaily
said the lover -: ." Believe Me, i shall be back
ijo two w‘ks,!riOd then—"l
!:l ! •
. He preised . ! ! the blushing girl' to . his-bosom
I;;"---kissed tier agaidl and again,[ .theri .with a
hurried ciribrace tore himself way) When
'he had crossed 'the road and as Jest enter-
Ong; the Wriods, ihe!turned and ivaied his hat.
The girl"Was:still standing on I.the watch.--
;fie kissed her hand to him, and,.tlui neat in
4tant he bad vanished from herlsight. :•• •
i But for.manY Minutes shelcont)nued t o .
gaze on, the spit where he had disaPpeared
.and so intent was the reverie • into which .she.
ill, that she dia bat notice ther.:ApPri?ach of a:
young man Of the neighborhood, whom pep-'
:War rutniiii.dechtied to 'be On 4 of .her suit
.. • . , : .
ors., .
."'i - - :;- : - . l• :. .
i "Gad
.e..enitig, !Ellen," heisaid.t . " You
are late. ot4 berriAo•night.". ...
" Alt ! is yeti, James ? ' Go od„ eiening
arid she' tra i n ! kly" "extended ! her Aand. ', - "" Will
you walk iii ?" : ; _ - b T i .
. i " NO, r ' tbMili, , ' 6:1‘1 ..- r hAverw . i ' but: a ;min-
" .' •
ute to May." There .wai a short silerice„Wheri ,
he added," Haveiyou• Seen Hogan- lately l---;
He hae, come back, I'suppose you know," 1
r ".Ndr---I did.not know it," said Ellen; her
i !
heart.beating violently.
' ".I believe he and Briggs
. ate great friends,
—Hogan swears he will baverevengeon,hitn;
though, I do hot know for what. : Do yen r,
Ellett read the inan's heart in those-worda.t
He was a rejectedisuitoi;and suspecting. her;
love. for Tiriggs,•hzid !Visited. her -expressly to:'
torture;her by hislintellience. • ' .. I
-,"HoW,know ydu this "-she said, affecting;
as much c-almness! as pOisible. "Hive 1 youi
seen Hogan latelyll",. 1 .
" He ;',was about this morning, but has gone
down the river'to.his old place. They. say i
he•has it dozen men - there, refugees, may be,
like himself.. Bye the bye,. have
.you seen ,
Briggs . . to-day 1 Ilheardhe sailed with the!
morning." . !
- .Ellen`, turned -pale at this intelligence, for
her woman's quick wit perceived at once, by
the meaning tone df her, .) , ,,isitor ' that Regan
hail' determined tolwaylai her lover, and that
her informant, from a feeling of base . revenge,
bad appri4e her of it after bethought
it would be too late for,apy notice of the at
tack to' be conveyed to Briggs.. She bad the
presence, df mind not to- show !ter agitation,
nor-did She undeceive the speaker as .td the
time when her loyer sailed. She • adreitly
turned the Convers4ticm.,, , -
" Won't you Walk id I" she-said; "the
nights are getting !:hilly.; ' , Father an, • 4 Moth
s's. are yet up, I ! believe.".t! A -
"'No, thank ••:yoti," said the .young man,
moving off. "I .mint be going. Good bye."
Ellen -Watched Mtn with a fluttering heart
until he :disappeared: in the darkness, when
she burst. into tears!. But: suddenly dashing
theta away. with her hand she. entered' the
'-house andeautiously approached the door of
' her little room. . ; ';' ' !-:--,.-- ..- • -
• The-family , had all retired. •• ;,Taking aspen
and ink she wrote, With seine agitation, :Slew
'lams, and placed them where, they, would be
•A it
:seen t h e ist thing -
.i.n . thermoruing.. l• '
•,. " This Will tell them Where I have - gene,"
i r she said, still Weeping.. "It would not do to
'.wake theta or they iwould, not let me go. !But
;how can.l Stay hero, 'wheitaz is in danger ?"
She:paused and.ntithed: " Yes ! it is toOate
to'oVertake him . at', the wharf, I must go
' L down:the.river and intercept ban ;- God , will
!be my pretector." 1 . !• . . - .
:. With these words she 'hastened -to attire
lbefself in,' her bonnet -and cloak, and then
[kneeling down she pnivedfOr a few rrxmients
silently, after witichshe rase, wiped - the tears
'from her eves, -and ;set "fer , th
iher long and perilous -walk: 'More than once
( slie started as..she , wolind lier \way through
!•t)ie 'solitary forest at i the cry,of anight-bird ;
and• now end then Mnue tinknoWn noise,-or a
'distant shidew, assannings.uddenly the tip
.'pearanee Of a humita.being,,Weeld_causeler:
. knees to totter, but riot t nnig for - a,while
.against a tree and setninotiiiraid, from on
kits 1 7 • knots prrivrr , - , ibe t "vilould‘ recover
confidence 4*
.. .
~ , ~ \ \
and -go 00. i - -i\ \ . , ~
At length she reaOlied the shore of the riv
ler; after more- thanlnn lienr's)travel.. She
recognized the place at onee, - 'and following
'the bank: soon arrived- 14 a solitary farm
ihouSe. All was'Still around, and she did not
;Wake the inhabitants; for they were suspected
'df being unfriendly tp the Whig% so she-mere
•_ly unloosed a - boat
.Which 'She found laying
by the water-side, and' entering it, , waited
breathlessly for the appeeminee of.. her lover'S
sloop. - • I -'i -. • -
1- A quarter of an hdur - lied passed,. which
iieeined an age, and Yet no signs of the vessel
;ere visible. - 1
.. ,
"Surely it cannot have. passed, ,
she said
- anxiously. " Yet, the wing .is fair, and the
I -
1 tide strong." • •i . - . 1;, - , ,
I Another interval ehipsedilhich her alarm.
magnified into-au honr; and at last - she burst
into:tears..., 1 . , •
' - "He hai pagsed; and I never.shall see him
n. in," she sobbed.! . Oni . l God of mercy
S - are his life !" and cinsping her • hand . can
v lsively, she looked up to heaven:
: I Suddenly a sound met her ear which she
Mistookft•i' creeking Ofa Week. ' She started
tip in the boat, every feature of , her -face •rtc:-
cltant with hoPe,,asidtdoked; eagerly - towards
the bendof the riverlsliore.' I3ut .-she. ivns
ddomed to disappointmeut. I 'For five min
utes she gated in vain: •! I •
. ' • "It was on the-iiiiking'ef the wind;". she
.. on ly -
Mobbed, .-again overeetne with tears. "Oh !
what Shall I'dol•whitt \ can il de I"- she said
/ . •
p"teously, wringing het! hand's':
-. I .All at once the apparent sound of -the
i l -
SI eats traversing their iron guide broke the
stillness, at, hitiree she •waS i.not, thistaken
Brushing the tears 'hurriedli Trona* her eyes
die was able• to discern! the shadowy form of ,
a sloop rounding the pont:in . the river tibove.
- !"It ishitn--L,it is bin" she exelaimed.agis
tatedlY ' and, falling on ber• ktiees,..with glad
trims,- she returned thnnks ;titti, God. -'Then
htirriedly, - andnerveusli . taking the. oars ; - she'
itshed off into the-stream, tend nuffere the
, a t to drop down with the , tide. As she.ex
-1 , ted, the sloop soon Overtodk her.
• . .
L i t e
!", Boat ahoy r' cried 'n well known voice,
Clint made her heart leap, as the. stout vessel
came singing:dew-1i towards per.
`games -don't you knoW.ine l" she articu
la ed faintly; all the modesty;; of her nature
su denly aroused at perceivin g, now for the ,,
fir t time, the apparent! indelicacy of her be
te vior. ! • • - . 1
.!" Ellen !" cried' the,viiiee fr om - the ship, in:
a tone of surprise, and immediately theives
sei was rounded to, and the athletic arms of
he i r lover lifted her :on !deck - for overcome
with sha'ine, She could .rieitheri standnor look
I, . •
- r What is the matter, dearest?"' said her
loyer,-as he held herin-his- Anns; 4 htis 'anr
tbkng liaPpened at hoine I Spick—you don't
ktidw bow you alarm of ." !'. ' '', : -
'His animus tone reeiered for. Ellen her
ifidenee, and she basti
ned to tell hfrawhat
I had heard. ' I . - •
4 could not," she sail, with her face bid--
iCm his broad Chest, stay at home, and
we you to this peril s Father
eril ih • -Father! is old, and I
afraid. he cou l d not here in titne-:-.--
God in . 'heaven bless you! HOw can I
r repay:you I - 'But I!'taust #iid, some sliel
fdr you in the:cabin, -for tne time-is ti, • be
,are already in • eight of Hogan's
pla e, audit i s too e late, to retreat. Even if
we anchor, they will coie r after•us ; hitt,' now
.tha - I-knew their intentidn, there is nothing
to Oatir; and our b 4 comae,- therefore ,; i to'
di`-Cttrut suspi:eitin 7 goitig On." ' . .- - W -- 1` ' - •
• Ellen. would b ye remonstrated, but it that
instant.; them n broke •forth','; and 'a large
boat as ke i t) ' puiljit emit inte, the' stream
• , , -- -. i . -
.!•!' , ,• -
:-.. • i , , . ,
I' dstance dOwn the riier. S , suffer
I herself,i he
therefor 4, to be. led into the cabi ed n,
where she waited, with a breaihlessi heart,the
termination of the contest, ' -I
t •
Tradition, in n few words, their
leader informed the crew of the approtehing
attack, and . of the vigorous 'reeasures taken
to defeat it: The sloop's course was retarded
as much as possible, while the' woOd, which
formed a part of the -.barge, ,'was hastily ar-,
'ranged in piles aroun d the 'quarter-deck as
well as forward, So as completely to barricade
every side , of the v' I. Fortunately, , there
was a double supp ly f muskets on board,
esil i
and these were all lo aded and ranged ready
for use. In the riltical,hour the hand and
the voice of Briggs 4ere every where. 'He
felt that not only his life, 'hut whattas dear
er than that, depended. on success in the pres
ent struggle: • I :I \ I •
1 • 1
For some time the refugees, late contin
ued• pulling lazily up the river, as ifl not car
ing to excite suspicion, did not`see the move
, menteon board the sloop,;' but <when the
'preparation for defence became visible in the
(growing bulwark on every aide of the vessel,
(they gave aloud cheer and beganl to pull
.,lustily toward her. i t
'I .- "They are coming now," said' Briggs, pla
cing the last armful of wood' on the pile along
:the quarter dock. "Take yam; muskets, lads,
Ind be ready for a volley—the
,bloOdy, refu-,
gees." . i . . 1
0 : Quick and sharp came the rollickiUg °Mt°
'Oars to their' ears, and even those manly,
hearts beat faster its they coUnted the fearful
Odds against them, and recognized the burly)
figure of Hogau, and one or too of Ids more
.'desperate associates. • i '1
'Pull away—around to T.stern, ii4•\ lads,"
Shouted the refuiee . leader -feeling in the
stern sheets with the motion ,of the heat.,
r ~•
" Now't , your time,"' said ,Priggs, energetie
ally, ' pick you; [nen... I'll .take liiikan." .
.! The muskets- were fised; a breathles in
; . .
stant ensued. '., I
; - .!
1 " Are you readYl" whispered thei,r leader.
Aye T.' was the prompt, , stern . answer. .
"Then fire I"- 1 ..
-i . .
: } I The volley was iota.moment toe soon.—
Three of the men in the boat fell, but, almost .
immediately, she struck the side of !- , the yes
tie!, and her crew began to Scramble lover the
!barricade erected between them mull, her. de
fenders., Firing 'was now impossible; the
40 . nflict was-band to hand. It was then that
Briggs remembered: Ellen each{ We* of
his sturdy ann. Clubbingifis ' mnsket, he
roar the assailants at .. .every point, cheering
and animating his scanty band even;more by
his example than his Voice: : Short, but ter
4ble iiits the conflict., MoSt- of the -1 outlaws
never reached the dec otthe sloop ; (but fell
- hack wounded or` ead into their boaf,-While
the few who gained , at least a foothold-on the
Ye.sse4 sunk finall&before the athletic arms .
.Inidindoinitabl Q. r 4. ^V :of the defenders..—
.1h less than five minutes after the attack be
an, ierukeefi I%: . ere repulsed • at every
pint, their leaderkilled, and the, few who
remained alive in full` flight to the Shore. -
:Two of their number retrained prieoners in
the hands of Briggs, and:-- - Sub,sequently_ met
the deserved fate of their crimes.
No sooner had -the enemy left the vessel
than,Briggs .hastened to the cabin .1 : Ellen
was already ascending the gang-way, alarm
ed by the
,cessation of his voice, whieb,
throughout the strife; had risen over the noise
of the conflict, and sustained •,her
.dnring its
terrible suspensv. 7 • I •
:Their meeting we shall -not .attempt to de
sOibe. It is ulEcient to say that long after,
they were accustomed to refer: to- it{ as the
happiest moment of their lives.
I" But new, deareet," he said at length;;"-I
must see you safe at- your father's house ere
proceed. .I:et me hope 'for still more.':
' •
Briggs accompanied Ellen -home, rind lore
he returned to his vessel he had presSed her
to his bosom as his.wife. . . •
for many a, long yar the 'old, rnusket,with
its: battered 'stock, - used .on that memorable
dai by the hero of eui.story, wont to be
exhibited to the FisitoM of the happy 'house
hold that grew up ; aroun I -Ellen. • It may
still be inexistence; a :treasured relic among
the grand children. •
' I Maxims fors' Yoga sg Mafia ?
.. Never be idle. .If your hands cannot be
usefully employed,,attend .to,the culti;ration
~• . i
of your mind. ,
Always speak the truth. • i •
Keep good company. or none. •, - .- -
Make few promises. •' • •-•• 1 ,• • , ,-.
...Live up to 'your' engagements.
. . gave no Very intimate friends.
, .
Keep your own secrets if yciu have any...
. When yoii speak to - a person ; .194. }dim in
the i faee. .
- -' Good company and good i.iinversatinti;are
the•Nery sinews. of virtue. . ; :-- ! -
Goal character is above all tldivs else.
Never listen. to loose and i 1?, conversation.
.You had better be poison m your. blood
than in your , principles. ,
Your, character cannot be
,' c.s.
sentially in
jured except by yonr own acts. •
If any one speaks evil of you, let your lift.
be so 'virtuous that none will believe him.
i 'Think no intoxicating , liquor:, , .- •
,E'er live, trustortunes excepted, •Within
o o u t‘iVr h ili a ll°
eten.e-dvEnootie7ldtitirre to
o- bed ,
day: think a3'.i over
l : '
Never speak lightly of religion.
Make no haste to. be. , rich, if you would
prosper. , H - , ; -. '. '
.' Small and steady , gains give competence
with tranquility of mind! i .
- Never play at any kind of game.
AVoid temptation through fear that you
may ;not withstand it. ,
Earn your Money before you spend it. 1
' Never run in debt unless you - see a way to
get out again. 1 , -- t .
Never borrow if you can possibly avoid it,
Be'just before you are generous. •
Keep yourself innocent, if you -would be.
happk , -
Save when you are young, to spend when
younre old. , .
Never tlinktliat.whielt you do fur relig
on is;tirue or Money 'Ms-spent. -:.
1 Read some • portion of the Bible ; every day.
' , --Counsels 0 Life. ; , - - -
Atijr The celebrated u Doestick,*.discribirig
a Nevi York *larding house, sayalhe.can,-al
wive lel' wlheu they - get anew girl by
the color of the hairs in the biscuit,.
Z, The woman ncgleCts' her hits
baridra. shirts is certainly not the iofet
llolumt 11,1 - Xitinbtr 4L
I \
t _ lion. .T., ,, . Black.
I This distinguished jurist and estimablei gen
tieman recently deliferedon address,Wora
_egricultural welly of Somerset *minty. -
It is frointhese occasional literary effoiti that
most men form their estimate of the ability of
our ~ l eading minds. ; Few have- either the
taste or inclination to reporkof deeisionli in ,
the Supreme Geer& and consequently . few -be
comewith the forcible style, thirongimility
of thought, and the happy power of illostra- .
tion, which have made the subject of the Pre
_sent notice the adrniiwtion and prid e . of - his
profession. The address is marked: through
out .with manlyand 1 , noble sentiment& and
abounds in classic beentiee. To say ofitall
that its merits deserve, without producing la
specimen, would subject.= us to a chargeof
writing froiii partisan-prejudice. In .our LIMP
ble opinionit is hard to find a mOro Arid
picture of human progress in the ; wtirkSof
any living writer or speaker than incontain-,
ed in the following passage. Iu eloirrence,
terseness; sublimity, an,isimpircity, it - will
bear a comparison with any of the produc
tions of modern literature, that we bare been
taught to regard as models: of power and
- beauty: • 1 ; -
" Without- science, min,
the ruler Of this
world, would be the lotosthelplese 'of all ani
mated being& tie `.Creator made him the.
monarch of the rth, and gave Min domin
-1 ion over it, to govern and control it; to; levy
unlimited centributions upon it, and, convert'
everything in it to fiii own use. But he
fotind himself at" the head Of a revolted'Om- -
pre. All its phisical• forces were in a - state
of insurrectionagainst his lawful authority.
The inferior animals iireie his enmities. The
storms poured their fury on his inishelbired
head. He was terrified by the roar of the
thunder, and the lightning Seared his:eye
balls: He was panihed under the , hot sun of
suirimer, and in the winter he was piere-sd by
the -cold. The soil, cursed for his sake, pio
duced thorns and thistles. The food that
might'sustain his. life grew'beside the poison
thatoveuld destroy it, and. he knew not how
to distinguish the oiie from :the tither. - The
earth bid her ininertils deep. in her bosom,
and guarded them with a; rampart of thick
ribbed rocks.. The n•ers obstructed - bis pae
sage ; the mountainsfrowned their defiance
upon him ; and the forest spread its gloom
around him,lreathti browner horror up
on the dangers that . t his way. If he left
the dry land,and trusted- himself to the ocean,
the waters yawned to engulph ilimi and the
tempest came howling .on his treck.
' He seethed an exile and an Outcast in the
world of which he was to be the sovefeign.
But science corn - es tcr rescue the powerless
kifig from his misery middegradation. Giadu-_
ally he - learnt frotOer the laws of his em
pire, and , the means by which his rebel sub
jicts,may be conquero. Frotoag# to age he
ace.umulates the knowledge which clothes
him with power, and fills his heart with cour
age.. Step after step l e mounts upwards to
the throne which Goad commissioned him to
fill. He holds a ba.rrep sceptre in his hand
no longer. Creation bends todo him homage.
The subjugated elements Min him for their
lord, yield him their fOlty, and become the
servants Of his will. ] h e mine surrenders its
treasures ; the wildernMs btooms,arimed hint
like anew Eden ; the livers and the sea bear
his wealth_ upon their .
,liiinom; the winds waft
his navies around the lobe;g steam, the joint
product of fire and wat er, t becomes his obedi:
ent and pOwerful slav!; the &Abeam are
trained to do his painting; the lightning
leaps away to carry away his messages; and
the earth works with ceaseless activity to
to bring forth whatevei' can minister to his
gratification.--PhitadOphia *gut.
"Thqu art bearing hence thy trees,
{Bad Summer, fare.the.well."
Gliding steadily "onward" through the clos
ing scenes- of Autumn, we naturally feel our
hearts moved t o reflectiOns upon the last-fad
ingaseasens of our own ife--'-from - the spring
time to. the " last , scene of • all," .the dreary
winter of existence an "mere oblivion."—
The falling leaves, snatched by, every passing
breeze 'from their parent ; stems, speak, to our
hearts more elo quently than human , tongue
discourses of the golden moments chopping
one by; one from the measure of onresistenee,
and of our gradual apprbach to the of
The first angry sigh, of Autumn his swept ,
over us, strewing the year's °dead Imams
thick upon the ground. 1 The beautiful ver
dure of the fields, the grand foliage. of ; the
forests, and the brightfci r rms of loved flowers,
have each and all been touched by the finger
of Decay. How brief their existence!--
Scarcely have the ball q. breezes and invigo
rating showers of 'Spring called. them into
life, and , light, and beauty, ere they have ful
filled their allotment, thei r
i brightnesiChail de
parted, and we are left wth the dreary con
solations of Winter, - I
Autumn is, indeed, a 'Solemn season of the'
year—a season for sobetf'thoughts and seri;'•
ous reflections.
Another Kummer is gone, - forever gone: 7 —
The record of its joys and sorrows, its hopes
and disappointments, its heroic deeds and
bald depravity, is ineffaceably written an
tablets of the past. Withsonie *fits it may .
have left tender regrets , 4n4:1 sacred" molten
tions. It , may have been thelast, to bloom .
on all that was mortal - of some One - whose.,
joys and"sorrows we bad shared. Among the,,
gountless number that, have gone down to
the grave during its fleeting existence; may
have been those for whew, in. our earnest
fondness, we had pronilltd- years of gaiety'
and usefulness, never d ming that they, the::
loved, should perish In die veiy spring of life.:'
But -they are gone, ,like (rags green leaves,
and the beautiful, flowers,i, brought- by filets
to the : lap' of Spring; were' given to as .
but fora season, and nevi, Slumber with the
withered gard Of Sumner o'er their tombs;
They, have ji//id their, allotment; and .their: . .
fresli-made graves join With the desolation of
the season to teach us that we are imortvdo—
At every step. in life, we have: the lesion
taught us, but when -;Nature yields her loveli
ness to our common 4estiny i how forcibly- it
is attested.
flush to Natureand behold
My life's, dim embletis rustling rot*
In hues of crimson and
The year's dead boa ns on the tron*;
And, sighing with the Winds, I het, t
While their low pinions murder
How - mueb their sweeping tones raved •
Of life 'and, human deitinit." •
sir Kindness kindles
r,tbti• Bre of frie.o4.7