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0' PEtiiiSYLVANIABEFORE ELECTION.
By J. G. 'WHITTIER
ON, State, prayer4onntledi •never hung
Sackohniee upon a people's tongue,
tich power to bless or ban,
As thst , which makes thy whisper Fate,
For which on thee the centuries wait,
. And deitinies of man. •
Across thy Alleghanian chain,
With groaning from a land 'of pain,
The,west wind finds it's vca;
Wild l wailing from '.lli: , souri's flood
' The crying of thy children's blood
Is in thy cars to day.
And unto thee, in Freedom's • hour
Of sorest need, God gives the power
To ruin or to save, -
To wound -or heal,to lali ght or bless
With fruitful fields or wildeiness:
A free home or a gravel
Nay more: transcending time and place
The 'qnestiOn the„butnan raco
Isthine to solvesnew ;
And tremblint deubt fill on thy breath
A thrill-of life or pang of death. ,
Shall reach the 'wide earth thro'.
•Thenlet,th:y Virtne match
Rise to the level of the tune,
AAA a sou of thine .
Betray or tempt thee, Brutus like,
:For Fatherland any Freed(itti strike,
• As justice gives the 'sigtl.-
Wake, sieeper,„frottt thy dream'of case,
The ireat Occasion's: forelock seize,
And let the North vein]'strong
And &hien kares. of Autumn be .
Thy eforonal of Victory . ;
And thy triumpUF.orit..7!
TO PENNSYLVANIA - AFTER ELECTION
"BY: THE QUAKING 'POET.
Oh a Stiate confounded! nect.r rung
Such thunder front" a people's tongue,
Stich a terrific ban, • -
As that which is our - wand ()irate; _
Which telk Premoat hat 114 niubt.-wait,'
And thi: little tiaa.
Across, the Allegbanicn c'iain,
With groaning from al land of pain,
The East. wind Vipws away ;
Wild wailing from Salt River's flood,
• 13lack 11.1..p5,t2 to tlieir - ehit” , in mud
ek is thSA•mrs-t6414y.
Far onto-thee, is Fremontls hour
sorest need, Iva% given the power
TO rain ortO save,
To wound or heal, to blight or bless,
To crown hie life with happiciei;s,
30r send him to hiss graVe. •
Nay.!nare: transcending tiFrie and place
Thevicstion of the 4 .. nigger" race
Was thine to solVt area' ;
And ire: bling doubtful on itly".breatll
1% - .he the news--ay.ott,g a f death
Nude all New England . " blue?
Why (lid gty Virtue matek our Crime?
'Rise to the level of the time,
• .And choose that son of thine;
And when we tinr,lited, Brutus like,
For Fatherlanclano Freedom strike,
AS Justice gave the sign?
Thou weuld'si not give, us any peace,
Nor Billy Seward's coat tail seize;
S ) let the east wind strode
And.widtered leaves of Autnmn be
Our coronal of misery
And our funeral song.
is, ! ccilancou,s.
THE CHARZE OF MAY.
A Leg end of Mexico.
Thera-was rt..,ay -when an old man with
white hair ; . at afotte in the mall' chamber Inf
a National ltausiou, his spare but musealar
figure resting on an armed chacr, Lis hands
clasfedand , ,his deep hlUe..ey&s.g4zing tbrongh
windowil tipiCti the, cloudle - winter sty.,
The brow of the old man, furrowed with
'''.-6nklet, his hair risiq, , in . straight triase i l s,.
white as the driven suriw,'his Sunken cheeks
traversed by marked linet , ..and
fitglly compretserlallannouneed a long and
stormy life. i All the marks' of an iron 'Mil /
were written Inpon hit face;
His name, I need not tell you, WltAltnd el
heir:s°n,, and he sati alarm in the `, bite
Hoar e ,
A. visitor entered witliout being' iononnoed.
and stood before the Prtmiclent in lie form of
boy of ntteen, clad in a' Oars° round
and towsers, stud cored from head
to fo'f. with !mud. As' he before the
l'kKideat, ear ;a hand, 11n) dark hair. falling
11. ' (lamp clutters abe/IV:hi& 'white forehead,
the old man cook" not; beli ' aurveying ,at
Aim! glance the /muscular beauty of bii
- figure, the broad i aiwt;the sinewy nrom, the
Lead placed irotglly tis,) , A l the tnn sboulde,rs.'
"Your, busthessi" said the — bld min in Lie
iuort abrupt twat-. .
"There' is a' Lieutenancy. vacant in the
you give it to me V'
A.,(1 / Alashio,g,back the dank hair , which
fell over his fame, the boy, -as if frightened at -
Itis b o w _ L
n ?!' 4 . low w P ore the President.
The old man could not restrain that &wife,
reathe4 his Ono abonefroto his
clear eves;. ..
"You enter my -charriber unannounced,
covered: from bead to foot with triad-yob
tell me a' Lieutenancy is vacant and ask me
to give it:! to you. Who are you!"
" Charles May r—The boy did not bow
tbis.tirne, but vith his right band on his hip,
stood liken voting Indian, erect in the prep
enee of the President.
"Whit claims have you to the commis
,siont"-Lisgain the Hero . surveyed him, and
again he'faintly smiled.' • •
"Such as you see !" . exclaimed the boy as
his dark eyes shone with that dare-devil light,
while his; yianfig form swelled in everylnusele,'
as with the7 - conseious Pride of his' manly
strength and beauty. "Would you" ' —lie
bent forward, sweeping aside his curls once
more, while a smile began eb play over his
lips. " Would' you like to see me ride? My
horse is it the , door. You see, I caine post
baste for this commission." •
Silently the old man followed the boy;and
together., they went
,forth from the White
HOn;e. "It was a clear, cold winter's day;
the wind tossed the President's white bait,
anfl the leafless trees stood boldly out against
thoi deep blue 5k3,•,. Before the portalS of the
White House with the reign thrown <loosely
onlhis neck, stood a magnificent horse Ins
dark bide smoking with foam. He uttered a
shrithstriii as the Boy-Master sprang with a
bone ; i l tlto the saddle, and in a flash Was
gone,'Aimminglike a sirallow down tVe
'road, his mane and tail streaming in the
• the ohl man looked after them, the horse
and rider, and knew not which to admire
moil, the athletic beauty of the boy, or the
tempestuous rigor of the horse.
Thrice, they threaded the avenues in front
of the White House, and at last stood panting
b'efo're the President, the boy leaning over the
neek of his steed, as he coolly exclaimed-
NVell-Lhow do vou like me
" iDo you think you could kill an Indian!"
the President said, taking him by the hand,
as he leaped from his.horse. •
' "Aye, 'and eat him afterwards?" cried•the
hoz, ringing out his fierce laugh as he read
his•fate in the bid man's "eyes.
'on had better come in and get your
comilnipibn.;" and the hero of New Orleans
led the was tato the White House.
There came a night, when an old man—
President no longer—sat in the silent cham
ber of his; Hermitage home, a, picture of age;
tremtt ling on the verge of Eternity. The
kers 'ilia - sten:A *Tram--tf.t4.•-v:1 - 5rtyle.; Ate - TM
shfunken form, resting against the pillows
which cuSioned his arm-chair, and the death
like 'pallor 'of his venerable . , face. In that
f cc, with its white hair and massive forehead,
e..erything seemed already `dead except the
eyes. ; 'Their deep grey blue shone with the
fire. Of New Orleans, as the old man with
long svhite fingers, grasped a letter post:-
marked .. Washington."
" They - 7 ask me to designate the man who
shall lead our army, in case the annexation
of Teas brings on a war with Mexico—"
bis roice. -deep toned and, thrilling, even in
that hour of decrepitude and decay. rung
for ugh the silence of the chamber. "There
Only.on¢ man who can do it, and his name
is _Zachary- Taylor."
It was . adark hour srben'this Boy and this
General, both appointed at the - suggenton,
or by tie voice of the Man of the Hermitage,
met in this battle of Resaea de la Palma.
13y the blaze of cannon, and . beneath the
canopy, of black smoke, we Will behold the
"Captain - May, you must; tai that .. t
tery r 1 - - b
As the old man uttered these w. is, be
pointed far„across the ravine with h aim:ord.
It as iike the glare of a volcano-/the steady
blaze oi, the battery, pouring fAn the dark
ness of the cbapparel. _ //
Before k,him, summoned / by bis command
from the rear, rose the nn oins
a ; splendidsoldier, whose hair um ing long masses,
sweat his broad sh Iders, while his beard
fell over; his EMMA r chest. Hair and beard
as black as mi ight, framed a determined
,% ci .by a small cap, glittering
with Rising,' golden twat. The - young,
warrior ; b i ertrode '. a magnificent: charger.
~ ile chest, small in the . bead, deli
cate i ;each slender limb, and with the nos
trils cruivering,as though they shotfort hide of
flanie. the steed was black as death. _ ,,
- Without a word,, the soldier turned -t-)ltis
_Eighty-four forma, with Linnets and breasts
bare, eighty-four battle horses, eighty-four
sabres, that rose in the clutch iitnaked arms,
and tialted 'their lightning over eighty-four
faces; knit in every feature with battle fire.
Mn Aliouted the young cow
triander who had been created a soldier by
the hand of Jacks, as his tall fornt rose, in
the sarrups, and the. battle Ireeze.played
with his.letig black hair.
There, sac no respUnse in ermdi, but you
should liaie seen thoie horses quiver beneath
the apur,and spring andlaunettawer! Down
upon the 'f,od, with one terrible 'beat; came
the sounds of their hoofs, while through the
air rose in glittering circles, thoie _battle
scimetars. _ • .
Four yards in -frost rale May, himself and
Norse, the object of er! thousand eyes, 'so cer
tain wafi'the death that gloocied before .him,
proudly itt his= warrior beauty, he backed
that steed, hist hair fipwintbencath his tssp
in p»aa~y orbs upon the-vied: _
ire t!inii bead; bat imon **Ns face;
.IrAitisAlliiiyt sect wirreitin
WE ARE ALL EQUAL BEFORE GOD AND THE CONSTITUTION: „ .-James Buchanan,
ontrost, itsipttilitnna Counfg, ItrisVair Darning, giettmber 18, 180.
feel the fire of his" eyes—they hear, not men
.forwaid ! but
. men follow! and away, like
an immense battle engine, composed' of
eighty-four man And
by swords—away and on they dash.
ey near the ravine; old Taylor folloivs
them, with hualed breath, iyei, clutching
his sword hilt, he' sees the go:den tassel of
May, gleaming in the cannon flash.;
They are on the verge of the ravine, May
still in front, his charger-flinging the earth
front beneath him, , with collassal leaps, when
fromamong the . eannon starts up a half- c lad
figure red with blood and begrimmed with
h is Ridgley, who, to-dav has sworn to
wear theinantle . of Ringold, and- wear it
4 , 11, once his eyes catch the light nor
blazing•in the'eyes of May, sprining to the
cannon, he shouts.
"Otte reotnent,tny - comrade! and I will
draw their fire."
The word is not passed front his lips, when
his cannon spoke out, to the battery across
the 'ravine. His flash, his smoke have not
gone, when har Diet you bear that storm
of.Cepper 'balls, latter against*Jtis cannon—
did You see i 6 dig the earth, beneath the
hook of May's sip:Raton.
' Men follovi r Do .vou see that face
gleaming with battle fire, thatseituaetar cut-
tin its glittering circle in the' air Those
men can bold their shouts no longer. Reni-•
ing the air with cries-hark ! The whole
army echoes them—they strike their spurs,
and Worried into madness, their horses whirl
on, and thunder away 'o the dreadful ra
The old man, Taylor, said after the bat.
tle, that Ile never flt. his heart beat, as it did
Fur it .was a glorious sight to see that
young, mat), May, at the head of his 'squad
ron, dashing.aeross the ravine, :our yard in
advance of his fomMost man, while long and
dark behind hitrOvis stretched the solid line
of warriors and their steeds.
Through the windows of the clouds come
gleams of sunlight fall--,they light the gold
en tassel on the cap, they glitter on the up
raised 'sword,ther illumine the dark horse
and his rider with thc!ir warm glow, they
reveal the battery . , you see it above the 'far
ther bank of the ravine, frowning-death from
Near and nearer, up and On ! Nevei heed
the ,deathbefore You, though it is certain.—
. • - : • • • .tho IcuptstEce4h it 'it—terrible.--,-.
But - up'itse bank and over the cannon—hur- -
rah! At this dread moment, just as the horse'
rises from the charge;. May , turns 'and s :3 1
thesword of the, brave .Inge on his ri ,t,
turns again and sees his - own soul writ'en in
the fire of Sitckett's eye. . .
• To his tnen once More .he turn his hair
floating hack behind Lint, be -hits to the
cannon, te- the steep bank an. eel tain &Atli,
and as though inviting the , one and all, to
his bridal feast, he says '
They . did come. It •
blood dance to s : •
whiiled 'up the h:. ,
as they Would •
they beard . t
and iz 7
it t .
'it. As ono man, they
.nk, following May's — word
;banner, and striking madly
.I—through the roar of battle
,t-- T tlie word of frenzy—" Come."
mas,s of bared ches.is, leaping horses,
..ingschnaters, they charged upolist the
; the cannon's fire rushed into their
Inge, even as his shout rang on the air,
as laid a mangled thing. beneath his steed,
his throat torn open by a cannon shot. Sack
et was buried beneath his- horse and seven
dragoons fell at_the battery's muzzle, their
blood and brains whirling into their tom
Still May . is\ yonder above - the cloud, his
horse, toiling above the heaps• of dead, as
with his sabre circling around his flowing
hair ; he cuts his way through the living wall
and says- Come ! .
All around him, friend and foe, their swotds
locked together—yonder the blaze of mus
ketry, showering the iron .bail upon his band,
beneath bir borse's feet the deadly onnon
and the ghastly corpse, still that young sol
dier riots on, for Taylur has said, silence that
battery. and he wtll do it.
The Mexicans are driven from their guns.;
their cannon are silenced, and May's Lewin
band, scattered among the mazes of the]
chapparel;ri - ,ie entangled in a wall of bayon
ets. .sOnce mote tbe combat deepens, and
dyes the_soil in blood.. hedged in by that.
wall of Steel, May gathers eight of his men
and, hews his way back toward that captured
battery. As,his charger , rears, his sword (dr:,
.cks above his head, and sinks blow after blow
in the fuemanss throats. To the left a shout
is heard ;. the Americans led on br ;Graham
and Pleasanton, and Winship, have 'silenced
the battery there, while the whole fury of the.,
Alexicanarmy,- seems conttentrated to crush
May and.hitt bLud. •
As be vent through their locked ranks, so
he comes, back. Everywhere his men know
him by his hair, waving in dark masses, Ids
tinselled cap, his sword—they know it too,
and wherever. it falls, hear the gurgling groan
of mortal agony. -
Back to the captured cannon he cuts his
way, sad on . tha brink af ravine beholds It
sight , that fires his blood.
AltolitarY Mexican gouda there, reaching
forth his arm in all. the frenzy of 'a brave,
min's _despair; entreats ins countrymen to
turn, to Mae the battery once more and burl
its fury on-011 foe. :They 7 4,13rie1C hack :ap
palled bdors the dark-bone and its rider,
May ! The -Mexican, a gallant young man,
Whose feattiires can scarce be distinguished on
ace - mint of,the blood which covers themorhile
his rent uniform testify to his deeds in that
day's carn,sge, clenches hrs hand, as ho flings
his curse in the face of his flying countrymen,
and then, lighted match in hand, springs to
.ould have made your
mornqnt. and its fie will scatter ten
American iwldiers in the dust. -
Even as4he brave Mexican, bends near the
cnnnon, thit . dark charger, with one tremen
dous leap 4 there, and the sword of May is
cimling over. his.head.
"Yield 1" shouted the voice, which only a
moment •aTo, when tushin 'to death, said
Tbe'Mexican beheld the gallant form be
fore him, aria handed Captain May his sword.
"General: La Vega is - a prisoner he said
and stood With folded arms, among the man
gled corses of his soldiers. •
You may see Mdy deliver•his prisoner into
the charge of the brave Lieutenant Stephens,
Who—when *lnge fell—.dashed bravely on.
Then would yotticook for May once more,
gaze througb that wail of bayonets, beneath
that gloomy:cloud, and behOld_hiri) crashing
into the whirlpool of the fight, hislong hair,
his swceping'beard; and sword that never for
an instant stays its lightning career, making
him look like the. Embodied Demon of this
battle day. . • -
In the rear,of th, battle behold thi,,,pic-
tore. • Where Maydasbed like a thunder bolt
from his side,;General.Taylor in his familiar
brown Coat still rernains. - Near him, gazing
on the battle - with interest , keen as . his.own,
stood his,brOthersoldier, Twiggs. They hal;
followed • with thishig eys, the course' of
Nlay ; they have been him charge, and , en
his men' and orses hurled back , . their
blood, :While still they . thundered on. At this
moment the brave - La Vega is I - into the
of Tailor, his - arms fol across his
breast, and h*eyes fixed on e.' ground. •
As the noble.hearted: ,- Ge : ral expressed his
sorrow that the Captire'Sf telad fallen on one
so braie"; as in abed' ae to the command
of Twigs, the saldie .. .atranged in-battle or
der, saluted tb& pr . • tier with presented arms;
there comes rus ng to the.scene..the torn of
May, tnoUnte on his well known.. charzer.
" Gcnera . you told no to silence that bat
tery,/ I- h' c done it!". : '
Ile aced in the - hands of ZaChary Taylor,
orb Of the, brai-e La Vega. - . '
A cold winter's night found ri stage load
of us gathered about the warm fire of the
tavern bar-room ;of a New England
Shortly after we : arrived, a pedlar drove up
and ordered hic horse stabli for the night.
After we, had eaten supper we'repaired to the
bar-room, and as sooty as the ice was broken
the convosation- flowed fieely. Several an
ecdotes bad been related, and finally the ped
lar was asked to 'gie a story, as many of
his profession were , generally full of adven
tures and anecdotes. He was a short, thick
set man, somewhere about .forty years of age,
and gave evidence of great physical strength.
He gave his natne as Lemuel Viney, and his
home was in DOver, New Hampshire.
" Well, gentlemen," he commenced,koock,
ing the ashes out'of his pipe,and putting it
in his pocket, "suppose I tell you about the
last thing of anyconfequence that happened
to me. You see I am now right from the
West, anil on my way to winter quarters. It
was about two, months ago, one pleasant
evening, that I pulled up at the door of a
small village tavern in Hancock county, In
diana. I said it was pleasant—l meant it
was warm, but cloudy and very likely to be
dark. I went irl and called for supper, and
bad my horse taken natal:if, and after I had
eaten, sat down In the bar-room. It begn to
rain about eight o'clock, and for a wink
poured,down gOod, and it was awful dark
out doors. ' -I
"Now, I wanted to be in Jackson early the
next morning, for I expected a load of goods
there forme, which I intended to dispose of on
my way.liome. ' The moon would rise about
thidnight, and I knew if it did not rain, I
could get. along very comfortably through
the mud after that. So I asked the landlord
if be could not See that my horse was fed
aliont'utidnight,'as I wished tii!be off before
two. Ile expressed some surprise at. this,and
asked me why I did not stop for breakfast. I .
told biro that I had sold my 'last load about
out, and that a new load of goods was wait
ing for me at Jabkson, and I wanted to be
thee befwe the express agent left there in the
morning. There was A number of
sitting around While I told this, but I took
but very little notice of them, one only ar-.
rested my attentlOn. I had in my possession
a thrall packageof..placand.s, which' I wan to
'deliver to lie Sheriff of. Jackson; and they
.were notices for:the detection of a notorious
robber named Dick Ilardhead. The bills
gave* description of his person, and the man
before the answered very tv4l to it. In fact
it. was . perfect. Ile was a tall, well-formed
man, rather slight in frame, and • bad the ap
pearance of a gdptleman, save that his face
bore those hard,!cruel marks which an ob
serving wan canuot mistake for anything but
the index of a villainons disposition.
When I went to my chamber, I asked the
landlord who that man was, describing the
auspicious indiri4ual. iletiaid that he did not
know bim. Relearns there_ that "afternoon
and intended to! lesle the next day. The
host asked‘why I wished to know, and I
simply told him that the man's countenance
was familiar, atd I merely wished , to.know if
I was ever acquainted with him. I resolved
not to let the landlord into the secret, but to
hurry on toJackson, and there give information
to the Sheriff, and perhaps he might reach
the inn before the villain left; for I had no
doubt as to his identity.
I had an alarm watch, and having at it
to give the alarm at one o'clock, I went to
sleep. I was aroused at the , proper time,and
immediately got up and dressed myself. =
When I reached the yard, I found the clouds
all passed away, and the moon was shining
brightly. The ostlermrst easily aroused, and
by two o'clock I was on the road. The-mud
that the sound 1 heard was very close to we.
As the hind wheels came up I felt something
beside the jerk of the wheels. I beard sowe r
thing tumble from one side to the other of
my wagon, and I could also feel - the jar occa
sioned by the movement. It was simpy a
man in my•cart. I knew this on the instant.
Of course I felt puzzled.. At first I imagined
some poor fellow bad taken this method to
obtain a ride; but I soon gave this np, for I
knew that any decent man would have asked
me fora ride. My next idea was that'some
hody hsd got in to sleep; but this passed
away quickly as it came, fur no man would
have broken into my cart for that purpose.
*plat thought, gentlemen, quickly opened
py eyes'. :Whoever was in there bad broken
"Mir fiext thoughts - were .af Dick Hard-'
hea l - l.' He had hetird me say that_. my load
kat' 'out ; *Cid. of course he supposed I had
some money with me, for I had over $2,000.
I also thought he tneant to leave the cart
when he supposed I had reached a place of
safety, and then either creep over and shoot
me or knock me down. All this passed like
lightning through my mind by the time I
had got a rod from the hole.
"Isiow I never make it a point to brag of!
myself, but I have seen a great deal of the
under difficulty. In a very few minutes my
resolution was formed.. My horse was knee
deep in the mud, and I knew that I could
slip off without noise. So I drew my revel-.
ver—l never travel in that country without
one--I drew this, and haying twined the
lines about my whip stock, :'carefully slipped
down in the mud, and and as the clot passed
on I went behind it and examined the hasp.
"The door of the cart lets down, and is
fastened by a hasp, which . slips over the sta
ple, and is then secured by a padlock. , . The
padlock wa4 gone, and the hasp was secured
in its place by a bit of pine—so that a slight
effurt from within could break it. My wheel
wrench hung in a leather bucket on the side
of the cart, and I quickly took it out and
slipped it into the staple, theiron handle just
"Now I had ;him. , My . cart was almost
new, made in a stout frame of whitesoak,and
made on purpose for hard usage. Idid not
believe any ordinary'
man could break out.
I got on to my cart as noiselessly as I got oil,
and then urged my horse on, still keeping,
my pistol handy. I knew that at a distance
of half a mile further I should Come to a good
hard road, and so rallowed my horse to pick
his own way through the mud. About ten
minutes after this heard a motion in the
cart, followed bra rinding noise as though
some heavy force,were being appliids to the
door. I said nothing, but the idea struck
me that the villain might judge wherel sat
and shoot up through the top of the cart at
me, so I sat down on the foot-hoard.
" Of course I knew now: that my unexpect
ed passenger was a villain, for be must have
been awiike ever sines I started, and nothing
in the world but absolute villainy wpithi*e
caused him to remain luietfio long,jkai*
up in that particular place. The' thuMpurg
and pounding grew louder and louder,.` sad
pretty soon I heard a bureau voice:
" Let me out of . tbis," - Ite cried and be Fel
led pretty,loud. • .- •
"I lifted my head so as to make bin] think
I was sitting in my usual place,: and then
asked him what be wasdoing there."
"Let me out, and I will tell you," he re
plied. —, . . '
"Tell_ me what you . are.tbere for," said I.
"I got in bete to sleep ou your rags," be
answered. . - , . ..
"Let me out or 111 shoot you through the
head," I.)e yelled. .,
Just at that monzentriny horse's feet struck
the hard load; aud I lcueet that the teat of
the mei to &Ascii would - be good jp;kl„
- "The distaeol`ris Awelv,eiiiies -41 01*
back oe the faii-board and took: _the _whip.
I bad the rune hose thee' Pre got low .a
od, save me! I'm a dead man -
made a sh i nfEting noise, as though I. were fall
ing off, arid finally settled doWn on the font
board again. I now urged on the old mare
by giving her an occasional Poke with the
ecd of my whip-stock., and - she peeled it
faster than ever.
The man called out to me twiee more,
pretty soon after this, aid as he got no reply
be made several attempts..to break the door
open, and as this failed him he made several
attempts upon the top. But I ii'a . d.po'fear of
bis doing anything there, foi the top of the
cart .was framed in with iron bolts. L. had
made it so I could carry heavy 'Cad's there.
By-and-by, after all else bad, failed;tbeicarrip
commenced to boiler whoa to the horse, and
kept it up until be became qtiite hoarse. .411
this time I kept perfectly quiet, bolding the
reins firrnly,,and kept poking the beast. with
'the stock. ' • - ' -
We were not an hour in going a dozen
miles-snot a bit of it. I,Ladn't much fear—
perhaps I might tell the truth and say , I had
none, for I bad a good pistol ; and more than
that, my passenger was glad -when- I came to ,
the old flour factory, that stands at the
edge of Jackson village;„ and in tenininid - e's
more - ,..1 hauled up in front of the tavern, sad
found a couple of ostlers in the barn cleaning
down some stage horses.
"Well, old fellow," says I, as I got down
and went around to the back of 1144 in;
"you have had a good ride, havn't ye r
"-Who are you I" he cried, and he kind
of swore a little, too, as he asked the ques-
" I'm the man you tried to shoot,"
“. Where am 11 Let me out I” lip 3,•eiled.
"Look here, we've come to a safe stopyilig
and mind Ye, my. rerolver.is renikt for
ye the moment you shOw yourseif,
"By this time the two -ostlers had come
to see what was the matter, and I explained
it all to them." •
After this I got one of them lo run and
route out the Sheriff, and tell what believed
I'd got for hi m.
.. The first streakslifdaYlight
were just coming up, and in halft,an - ,hOurit
would be broad daylight. In less tban that
time the sheriff came, and brotiga 'two men
with him. v tohl.hini the whole affair in a
few words—exhibited the handbills! had for
him, and then hp iiiade'for .the cart. He told
the chap inside who he was, - aria if be'made
the least resistance - he'd be a dead man. Then
I slipped th . e iron wrench out, and as I let the
deor down the fellow made a spring, I caught
him by the ankle and he came down on , his
face, , and in a - moment more the • officers bad
him. - It was now_flaylight, and the moment
I saw the chap I recognized him_'lie was
marched off to the kick upand I told the
sheriff I should-remain in town all day.
"After I breakfasted the sheriff came down
to the tavern and told ins that I had caught
the very bird, and that if I'would remain up
til the next morning, I should certainly have
the reward of two- huedred dollars,which
been offered. • .
"I found my goods all safe, paid the ex
press agent for bringing them from Indianap
olis, and then went to work to stow them
away in my cart. The bullet holes were
found in the top of, ruy vehicle just as I ex
pected. They were in a line about ffie ineh
es apart; and had I been where 3 usually sit,
two of them would have hit me somewhere
near the small of the back, and passed up.'
wards, for they were, sank With wheary charge
of powder, and his pistol, was- a heavy one.
." On the next morning, the Sheriftcalled
upon me, and paid me $2OO in. gold, for he
bad made himself sore I.4at he'd got the vil
lain. I afterwards found a letter the office
at Portsmouth I . i~r me, from the „Sheriff of
Hancock county,' - nd he informed the this
Dick Hardhead had been imprisoned for life.'
So euded the pedlar's story.. Its the
leg I had the curiosity to loOkwt. his *i t
and I found the four bullet, holes - just as be
had told us, though they were now plugged
up with phial corks. • , ,
LORFAZODOW AND pAtEsit
-Ono of the Editors of the Bcistcra Evening
qazette says that during a trip to New Hamp.
shire, a grave citizen of that unitary- reliezed
the tedium of some twenty miles` over , the
Eastern Railroad, 11 w the 'recital of is. prophe
cy, - made many yetis ego, by tomato Mow,
regarding' Frankl in 'Pierce. thin ~Represesta.
tivo in Congress.'; ,It was, in brief, as follows;
When Mr. Pierce was rflapteseastative in
Congrcot from New Hampshire, be wu flailed.
upon_ is Washington by the adebrated.lour,
bearda preacher, Lammed Doni,.whcfsdaiMed.
to powers Of prophecy, and, Wont ,about the
country with Aar in hand tind :girdle, :Wm
'3olin the Baptist. 1141/111111111Mbal lOW
-va t i nti - 13 ,.., T urn :b u i lt .
- • -•
atiyhosr. and, wen; PIPE .'.Prne4Y.td*:
wonderful and mysterious poirer.. : „:llosway t . ed' ,,,
m et . as trees are_ swayed .by the xi na i tti - 4, •
hisoufedeOr sermons bionghtinapy:_ik.hwait -
ePeti ainnerta FaOntaaea
in ins room, 4=l-Aant ePg4gl4-Al .%7 Atitto. , i --
when tha,waiter,ripped tiporijbet dor t0,.54..,,
informed him that,..ei rough:quid-tumble...4)4pr
fellow dowo-atairsseantefio;iteoltion- - - , .nt':
"Tell him I
" ritld 4 n#
"but.he wen% budge: lad.eia, he's 00 q4eSA;,
est old chip .I',ye ever scen, yer,bouot:.?,
Go down antLfind out his
said terce t "and ilthe felloss , ,ltifitx.
to seel*,ilit!CS;lollll,ttk*liiigai . 4 i
`for very buyutrw,:,s'A,,, •,-
The man went:4o3Yß et r
ed iii! .-
“Devitaliit he'll go, yerlieffOr;"iiia .
wafter, again looking griijoing
, t„ -
glees!) , ; says hi* nainelipsi*,ll4 - Ala r l .
see you, because he's gotta rattssti c lOt you?'
good -humor that always c h aracterizedshoe hi ri" -
„In a fewmoments tUg .141
" Wandering Jew," as he was al o
the chamber,' where he iras " sari tag reeeib:
ed-by its oecupant, whO'irivited
seated until he suoum.rmigh—tas-yitir.g. f . 3
The stranae mats coniplieeane
writing was completed 11r. Piereti,jrif cec 4 ,
him that official duties called him to this
itel, and invited, walk Ablates:Asir:lilt:
him. They lift they agether, and whert_
aboutleaving the boa see Mr.. Dow temeinbett
'ed-that be, had left hiiiitatrliehiniti._iutiv
ly ordered Mi. Piereolo!getbackl-aiskiOng-;3.
it, which he geed - lannioredly 10444 ilia?'t.-•
two proceeded - down Petintylvarrialtioniztt.tO 7 al •
ðer, attracting-mach isittefitiOr6klytte,Cota'll
trast—the one. dies*V in the •4igalwa ett`K-:
fashion,7the other in a tarb not like anything'
in this.world, irr islotie4 iu that:34_o.lth
is to come.
of the true geritleinan;maditiitisigd,by i
it could be infeiied thitfliefihisliiititid of his
companion, and tairlked on with
steps of the Capitol. • '".
'Jere the prophet atopped.lotto ,
this.moment,„iiid nothing of:thetoon't
whiCh bht Dikir
he said _ -
"Friend tianklin I hiii - sOmabing to tell
Yon that affects your t comttir:life." 'Yea
now.a RePresentativ,ela , Ogngres 4 .,
hoese. After tuis you will` be S4ntalacalrierti...
ag,ain, but not as Cengressman,
you will= be sent here no pore 7, :pet al:0(er
Missinf awaits you—you 'will become
ister of the Gospel of -Christ!"- • Saying Ali,.
he terned away Suddenly,. - without, further;
word of explanation, and. t 4, Yresideat r tole,
°calked-4P they steps and. eiltered 12 1 ) ,9! 1 14dn'
ties,laughing at the prophecy so:stratigelY:
made, which be regarded esthenere i kmcat,„.„
of a diseased . brain:... The squid preyed
"third' of the ProPheer true, , and.lihegel%.o9 ~•1 -
the lialance will be ierified - rernaina
The story was told by one who- ftreify 'he; -.
lieved it was time,'ind listeneolwitlOiO •
attention which it' deiervetviiiii the: rifteer
tion that more unlikely things Lave coins.; to
Pasa• • - .
Yq4 . maY.
not - two
rh me, -1
emort.mt •AND 2,11,N1Nd110,14'
Dr. James IL Ilogardun, of Ktngstou,, • Ilk
ster county, New York, died at: the Girard; •
House, on Sunday, aftersr very- short Illness,
under singular circumstances, `'v
_"-The deceased was about 43 years old or
the hight respectability, and ranked the firsts,
in his profession in the countyAn= - which 'he
resided.`-'For about two years lel had - ', , :bcorT
engaged to This Irbellallathiltolt;a• -youngfse
lady, also a resident of Itingitort, antLon)two ;!
. .fised for their'nuptials ; "
on each of whioh a death"presented. a-herriet
td' the consanination of their ,Wishell;' Ckirth*::rA
fOrmer instance,' the death-. of,,hisoahrotluA--,4
child rendered a' postponement,athe- day ait 1,6_
thou Contemplated Inarrint.tectiesary,:,
- both dig Doctor and his aFtak- bride- atTa::
tended the funeral.. : Ou the second , - 4 1 04 4 0 111 .
fixed for their union, Aliss-Ilainiltbul
kit a child, and again- they bothcatteaded
funeral service - instead of their own- . ingulig 4 l43
On Monday afloat :week, 'Dr. -- liogardulte ,, ,
came to the city and put - akin the.--Girard
House, in Chamber greet, and' on, - retiring,
complained th`Mr. Davis;
4c4isainiad, 'that was iiiitez Aintifell.--_ 4 _ '-
Tile following , day, not ; fee;ling ible`
ths bed, Sayre end other' einWehtl.iiyst.;n-: -
'chins Welt ' callej in oynimitta; -Mak -
sevenl h daysattendance theY *Strati tt; iveh(iey -
elision that there was sonlhing more thtik -1
dise'Pe the 1)0
tie it, and they intimated to him - t.h9,54
---94T,itiPit D r., /30griui: %
vies r+ that teas deititAr'
1 1 , t 9- ik
b 6 mati 4o 4,r 4 Tuesh
bast heiri,twice kustriiii4 0 , 30;'
now feared that bra Own'
i n t s i t p x i t i zo to lAA_
t Ah-A.m—uoppanew -
Dr. Say m perceiving the mit
the.:Ot amibelt 4 i ol 4o l 4o l * l4
bill mind , 'auktiO*4 4 / 4 inlVtietY
t e kg r aPb 6'4ll o l4 o 6
4 r a-6 MP 1441 s 4 : 1 (;* lO C * ) 1244 1% C .C.- ; I ' l' >?
TINIS carrying Mit the viskieol#A4RWF:l
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