The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, March 15, 1860, Image 1

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• • P. LINESi
Shop to the Brick Block, ovlor Read o.4Co's
Store. All work warranted; as o fit and wish.
• ALFRED sA10; Ya
Xi Montrose, Pa., will Attend kto ail hilliness
entrusted to' him, with fidelity and despateb.
May be found at the office OM: &
Jessup, Esqs.
S. H. Sayre & Brother,
MANUFACTURERS of Mill CitstiniiquA,
Catitings of al! Stoves, - Tin and ,
Sheet Iron Ware, Agricultural Implements, and
Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Crocitet, &e.
Montrose, Pa.., Nswern4er, 16th, 1845`404/a.
Guttenberg, Rosenbaum- dt Co.,
EALERS. in Ready-mide 6otiting, Ladies'
-LP Dress Goods, Furnishing Goods, ete.
Stores at No 24 Dey-st, New-Ynrk 'City4nd in
Towanda, Montrose, and Sumfa IDepot, P ,
ItF,PAIRS Clocks, Watches and, JewStry e at
short notice,-and on reasonable termSi All
work warranted. Shop in Chandler & lelsup's
store, Montrose, Pa.. - I - [oe2/stf.
DR. E. lc% WELLS
HAVING permanently located in Dniiidatt
offers•his professional services to all who
may require them. Also, keeH constant!) , on
hand a full stock of Drugs and Medicines
Pure Wines and
,Liquort :for Medical
pUrposes. -1 (sitaPin•
Drs. Blakeslee & Brush;q
HATE associated piemselv4s fdr the :prose..
cation of the duties of their professiciti, and
respectfully offer their professivinal services to
the Invalid 'Public. Office at the reiideOre of
Dr. Blakestee, midway Iketweete the 'sillakes of
Dimock and•Spring:ville. • appy
A. C, ...... .. £. pRUSR.
WIIOLESALE.DeaIers iq Ituttpos,Crunbs,
Susiienders, Threads, Fancy Okods,
Watches, Jewelry, Silver and Plated WaroiCtrt•
I ery, Fishing Tack le; Cigars, ikc,.; ,
ford, Pa. Merchants and- Pedlars, supplied gin
liberal terms. .
ndjtf .
It *Office In the Union fllock—l'owanda,Atrad.
1.11)11. H.,SMITH,
SURGEON -DENTIST. Residence aria of
fice opposite the Baptist Church (nortkiido)
Montrose. furticular attention will be kicen
to inserting teeth on gold and . sifver plate and •
to filling decaying teeth. •
DEALER in Drugs, Medicines, Chet:Meals
IJDyeStuffs,Glass-ware, Paints,Oils,Vainish
\Vim . low Glass, Groceries; P:lney Goods,jew•
elry, Perfumery, &e.—And Agent for all the .
Most popular Patent Medicines. Illontrose,',Pa,.
GRADUATE of the tA llopath:c and H 0146
pathic Colleges of Medieine;Gt.
Office. corner of Main and Elizabeth-sts.,'Oetirly
opposite the Methodist church. - •
Wm. H. ,Cooper &Cow- •
ANKERS,SuccessorA to POST, COOP ER B_ec Montrose, Pa. Office Lattit'op's
new buildin g , Turnpike. Street.
Montrose, Pu. Shop over -Tyler's Store.
All kinds of•work made to order and repairing
done neztly. .jei
ABINET and Chair Mannfaigurers, foot o
ILL Main street, 'Montrose. Pa. aug!tf
PHYSICIAN nod Surgeon. Office over wit
none' store: Lodgings at Searle's Hotel.
P HYSICIAN and Surgeon. Office on PPublicC Avenue, opposite Secrie's Hotel, Monttose.
10011YSICIAN and Surgo,.n, .Montrone Pi
Office in the Firmer'aL Store,-
Tailor. Shop near ;j the
Baptist Meeting: House, on T,urnpike street,
Montrose, Pa. . arittlf •
THE New York city Illustrated Newspapers
Magazines, etc. etc., for saleSt the Montse
Mink Store, by A.. N. -BULLARD.
men of Searles Hotol,.Montrose, Pa. -; •
RESIDENT DENTIST, Montrose. - Office
at the Franklin House, room No. 3. Fill.
big and Inseaing teeth on Gold and Silver Plate
done in the most approved modern style: . - - .11
Plates are. absolutely water.titht,—no interstices
where food can lodge. nov24
BARBER, and Hair Dresser . Shop No, hit'
basement of Searle's Hotel, Montrose. .
On Public Avenue, near• Searle's Hold.
:VEEP constantly on hand a rood supply of
1.1. MEATS of all kinds. CASH paid ' for
Beef 'Cattle,Calves,Sheep,and CASH
Also for I!ldes of all kinds. '
S. 2. lIENSTOCK. N. riA.wt.r.r.
Montrose. March 30th, 1859.—tf.:
NEW, XCLFORD, PA.—Bale Reeni, PRAT 'S ow.
WILL keep consiandy on hand the best
brand's of FLOUR-by the Seek or Han
d the loi",;e_4t market prioes.Also,
SALT—by the•SiOglia barrel or Load.
MI orders friiin Merchants and . Dealer" will
be proxnptly attended to. .
%" Cash paid for Grain, Woolj'elts,
audall Farmers' Produce in their -Benson. • i
. Montrose, Ps.
VrE, the undersigned, certify that we were
insured irrPir4lnsuriisce companiearepresented
by Mr. 'Billings Stroud."of Montrose, and that,
having soffered loss by fire while so- insured.,we
were severally paid by said companies to theluil.
extent of our claims; and we have eontldettee in.
him as a g4od and effective agent. .• -•
Montrose, Pa. November 14th, 1859. -
Eir Patronise :hoick that advertise. jel
. r 4 a "ma coma ( - Allmon To too tart e inlay Dorkigl, no? matt an nim anci .*E6 i IrM2 EoCf.'s TE2 HUM."
. • 1 Frltri Harpere liaguito?.
Ilia Battle of New Orleans;
1 ---l.
—i. \--
Our rifles, firmly
And heedless o
Weistoodin site •
For orders to be
\--Oar fingers of ou
- Our hearts With
Grew more fi.
"Stand kteaqy WI
Wait, till your .
To-day the work Y.
• See that you do
did not need itaColonel , z
For eon t here came instead
An eagle- , ed commander, . •
And - on Sts march he led.
It was Packenham in person,
Brave lelader of the field;
I knew it t y the cheering
Which 1 . wily round him pealed,
And by hi quirk, sharp movement
We feitbis heart was stirred,
As when-at Salamanca -
He led the fighting third.
• I raised my rifle quickly,
I sighted at his bread— .
God ease the gallant leader; •-•-
And taki3, him .to his rest ;
I did iaot 447w:the trigger, '
I could „not for .my life;. -
'So calm he sat his charger
Amid the deadly strife, •
That, in m y fiercest moment,
A praye arose from me—
" God save that gallant leader,
Oar foeman though he be
Sir Edward's - charger staggers,
He leapS at once to ground,
And, ere the brute falls bleeditig,
Anothersteed . has found,
His right . au falls ! tis woundedl
He waves on high his left; •
In rain he leas thelnevement ;
.In twain the tanks
.are cleft.;
The men i .scarlet‘tvaver . ' •
• Before the men in brown;
And ily in.lntter panic ' •
The soldiers of the crown.
11 I
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in k
a -4
.. . jla e. .
• . . * ..-
H ere , l e l i py pidi3 cabn,
Floorer. mon there be
Among the monfitain ran
Of Western Tenness
My limbs are Weak and shrenken,
White hairs upon -my-efiroir;
still Old fellow!
Dfy eole companion now;
Vet 1, when youngand, lusty,
- , Have gone thiougb stirring scenes,
For I went dovya with ; Carroll,
To fight atji:w °flans.
Vett say:you'd HI
" ' The\ stiiring sl
Of thse, who taxi
And those *lll
Short work to cd
We stood and'
As easily as by
Mon shoot a hi
And while they-f;
- " Upon the bloc,
(M' us fourteen wl
And only eight
1 . 1
The eighth of IMuary,
BeforO the break of day,
Our raw and hest} , levies
Were brought ',into array. : -
No cotton balewbefoie us—(!) ...
Some fool that falsehoo told , l —
Befoie us was an earth work, .
. Built from the awaropy mould ;
And there we attiOd in silence, .
And waited with a frown
i i)
To greet with b 1 ody welcome
This irull-dogs f the,crown. -
;e to-hoar-ode
tory tell
sod the battle,
o l fighting fell
Punt our losses;
idioppod the toe,
Ifirelieht, .
ncli or doe ;
fell by hundreds
ssly plain t
/ , ere wounded,
t were stain:
The Ireatiy fog of
Still hid the pla
When =fine a thil
Marked faintly
WO fired a single
And, aa.its - thu
The' mist before u
In Many a - hear
The mist before H
Abd in their bri
Camb rushing to tl
.The fierles
o from sight,
-ad of scarlet,
in the white.
fold. •:
• very fine,
etr ruin,
Then froth our w
Lape4forth th
To meet the solidi
That sift and
The.thirty.twos o
And Bluche's
To Spotty eightp!
Responded wit
Sending the .grape
That roarkti it 1
And.pited the ro•
With corset; of
• ltiog cannons •
deadly name,
leolumns- • -
• ti potunders:
their roar
shOtdeadty -
pathway plain,
d it traveled
he slain, •
asping ~
the din,
e waiting
• I ' 7
anger stirred,
rce and eager,
co we beard--:
ate no powder I
. ots will tell!
ola finish; •
Their columns dra ing nearer ' '
We felt! our pat evee tire,
When eagle the . v ice of Carroll,
Distinct and 03 SU red—" Fire!"
Oh ! then you sho Id have seen us
Our volleys on •
i hem . pour, ': •
Hive heard our joyous rifles
,Ring sharply through the roar;
And seen their foremost columns •
Melt hastily away, .
As snow in ptoeunt in g org e s
Before the flood of May.
"They soon' re-formed their columns,
And mid the fatal lain
We never Ceased tO hurtle,. •
Came to their Work *gain,
Old Fortysonrth la with them, •
Wtiich fjrst•its lurels won
With stout old Abercrombie • • '
Ifeneathl an East i ern sun.
It rushes to •the battle, -
And though within the rear
Its leader isa laggard,- -
-. It shows no sign of fear. :
• • I thought the work was over,
But-newer Shouts ivete heard;
• And Came with Gibb'a to lead jt ; •
The gallant Ninety-third.
• • Then PaCkenhaM exulting,
With proud mid joyous glance ) ,
Cried, "ChildroM.of the tartan"! •
Rold'Highlan‘s advance!
Advance to scalei t o *flat-works,
• And drive thohi from their ?Mid,
And show the stainless courage
• Which inarkei your sire of old."
, - His voice fls yet svas ringing
Wheri.cjuick.4 light tbero came
A roaring of a cannon,
• 1 ; . And oareh seeMe:d all aflame.
Who causes thus the thunder
• • The deem of nen to speak?
. It is the. Barafarian•- • 7
' • The fe r arlesa Dominique!
Down thro' the Marshaled Scotsmen
• • The step of death is hoard,
As by the tierce*mado
- Falls half of fqinety.third. •
The smoke.passed slowly upward,
And as it soarrid on high, ,
saw the B ravo Commander
;!: In dying ' zingulah lie.
-They bear him from the baffle,-
- ; 'Who never fled the foe;
• Vnmoied -by death
,around them,
His bearers softly go.
o vain their. care so gentle—
Fades earth and all its icenesi
The Man of,Salamanca
- Lies dead at 'New Orleans.
-But where were It Lieutenants?
• find they in horror fled?
No Keane was ii!orely •wounded, .
• And Gibbs wll4 good as dead.
Brave Wilkinson; commanding:
• A Major ot o Uri4ade,
The shattered force to rally,
- A final . effortrriado. up our ramparts— •
Bloatl glory did he•gain,
Ourcaptives some, while others fled,
. And -4 himself was-slain.
Tho storniers had ;retreated,
• - The bloody work' was o'er ;
The feet of the - invaders
'Were soon to leave our shore. -
, , We rested-on our rides,
And-talked about the fight,. •
When ran a sudden murmur
Like fire from lieft tO.right,
o,Nre turned and saw our chieftain,
And thin,,good friend of mine;
;you should hiire ieard the cheering
That rang along the line, • "'
For well our men remembered_
Hew:little whenthey: came,
Had they but natie courage,'
And trust in JacksOn'e name ;
How - through - the Ilay be labored,
How kept the - 41gils still,-
fill diseiptinevontioled us,
- A Wenger - pow* than will;
And Nair* burled us at them,
Within the evening hour,
Thai red'night iniDeeember,
And-made us fehl ortr'riower,
Id answer to our shouting,
Fire lit eye ;of gray;
Erect, but thin and pallid,
I - .
He Passed upon his bay.
Weak from the I:ttiled fever,
_ And shiunken in'each limb,.
The swamps of Alabama _
Had done their 'ivork on him;.
But spite tf that and fasting, .
And hodrs of sleepless care,
The-soul . 'of ILtodi•cw Jackson,
.ShOnn forth in glory there. •
Arbuckle was the bigger butler to. my broth
er,- the member of CougresS, for . Yi rginny.—
He bad peril:lir:skid to spoti,se Milken Sally, a
slave on another plant-mien. A .night was
fixed fpr the ceremeny, thl company assem
bled, and the colored preaeher was -there- to
tie the nuptial knot.' Weil, they.waited and
waited for ever so long, but the bride didnt
make her appearance. Ail, last Sam grew im
patient; so says he to the preacher, ."Look
here,Biudder Cullifer, use wailing for
that.dsrkey : I knows herllike a book—she's
dropped asleep settio"for4. de firs. lse au
thorized to speak fOr her; leo- just go ahead
jest the same as if She waslhere."'Old Culli
fer.thought this was a wise suggestion,: nod
proceeded with the service' that 1444 them
in the holy bondsof matriMeriy. When the:
ceremony was over; off star,Etd the bridegroom
in search of the absent bride, . and, sure en:
otigk-whethe reached her cabin there he
found ber fast asleep by the fire, -with some of
her finery in her band ; and she was terribly
riled when she - heard the wedding had come
off and she was not there.[Sam
Found Aut. .
Early Ogle morning", the; scholars of one of
our distrietschools;were Agreeably surprised
to find written upon the onside, "No Schule,"
and . the most of them made preparations to
enjoy the holiday, not dreaming but what it
was a genuine order. I: Ippeat:ed, however.
theta lover of - mischief more than his books,
had written in large letterslthe joyful
"No Sciltile," wasthe notiCe posted up; the
idea was understood,_ but the spelling was
bad. "khe afternoon blot ght- all tegetlfer,
and in the genii viisge ofi the schoolmaster
enough was seen to convince us that all was
not rtglit—hebrid . been outwitted, and now
came the tug of war.
He Soon ordered the boys to appear before
his presence, and, tine hy•ane, criticised our,
spelling as the word! school was con
cerned. - :They - atond the test, until the hero,
with his comic phi; made his appearance,
who with confidence diitinctly said
!"•-• • • --
The miter took' hire by the dollar, and
with 'a joyful expreadon at. the success of the
pla s it to find big! out, laid du the birch' right
merrily.—Boston Paper.- - • .
Sr.flarey, the' Amerlean horse tamer,
lately gave his exhibitions ;:iti - the Cirque Na
pgfrani In NAN. atul the receipts one night
its stated; left hirO 0000 iolear profit,.( •
• MONTROSE, PA.,-mARCH 15, 1860.,
• - .
"You would scarcely think I had been in
the State's Prison, would yoP I" -
"In the State's Prison!" I echoed, "Oh !
of course you mean as a viSitor," and felici
ted myself that my good natured host had
not "sold".me. •
" No ; I
. mean as a 'convict."
" As a couvict 1" I echoed again, dropping
My pipe in amazement. "Impossible." •
"-True, neyertbeless."
Mrs. Elmore raised her eyes. from her knit
ting,.and looked at "her husband and then at
me, with•a sort of sad smile, that' seemed, to
i3ay,."Trike, every word of IL" • --
I MF. Elthore was a . planter, living near Na
chez,in Mississippi, and r, fancying myself an
artist, was at that time staying at his house,
ostensibly engaged, in painting a portrait of
'his daughter Annefte, a fair young beauty of
Tette, my -stay.'had already been longer.
than was strictly necessary for purposes of
painting, but for reasons which will appear
more fully hereafter, I Still lingefell op the
plantation, an honored guest. And often, in
the tahn'autumn evening; we would all sit
together on the veranda, and talk for. diours
in home like, old fashioned way, under the
shadow of the clinging vine. ,
"In the Srate's Prison as a convict !" I
repeated, after a pause, inwardly wondering
how it - could be possible that the mild beneva-,
lent Cold gentlem ould lever-have been so
"Perhaps-you would like to hear how it
happened ?" he said • inquiringly.
," Most certainly, if you are willing to nar
rate it."
. •
"I have never spoken of .it since I have
been hers, but if you will listenlo-night to an
-old man's babbling, I will tell•you the atory."
. " Forty Pears -ago, - t.CO-d illy '' ' . was titenty-.
two years old'and, itiiprotableas it may now
seem,-I was practicing Iww • in toe city of
Boston.; or rather I was sitting-in my office
waiting to practice: • My father; who had
Vied when 1 was but a boy, had been a law
yer before-me and it was my ambition al
iva)s to Le like him, as I dimly remembered
him, and as toy mother described him.
"At that time my mother and "myself were
living together in a little. -house in tioxbury,
and 1 had just beau to eeo some. prospect of
'success in my business. . •
"Thera rsas an acquaintance‘ of One, Lou
`is Milton by name, at that time cashier in one
of the. city banks.
, " Circumstances : had thrown'. us much to
ge!lier and we had grown to be very goad
frieuds ; so much so that heilatt.otitp spoken
to me of a certain Mary Marshi4ll, whom he
Was accustomed to 'regard as his future wife;
the.c3ntract, for such only it c'otild be called,
baring been 'entered into years before by
their parents. •
••Wegonlifarshall- was a wealthy importer,
and the elder Milton chief owner gf the hank
in which Louis was cashier. `'Both were
wealthy, and both. were, aristocratic, and
hence the foundation of tho'contract„ I had
never seen ligr,.and never th ought 'of her but
When he spoke of her, little dreaming -that
she would one day indirectly, trect, a thor
ough change in my whole life. But I must
notanticipate. - • t
" I shall never forget one - snowy. pight-=
the fist time I ever s a w her.
.Some theatri
cal celebrity was starring nt one of the Bos
ton theatres, and Louis and myself happening
together in the evening, strolled to the play.
In-one"of the intervals between the acts, Lou
is turned to me and asked :
" Have yea seen Ally.?".•
" I answered that I had never had that
pleasure.' •
" •Do you see,' be said, directing my atten
tion to kren3ote part of. the house; 'that young
lady dressed in purple; with dark plumes in
her bat •
"'Well that's Mary.' •
"Placed as we then -were
.in the glaring
light, I could see little beyond The Particulars
of dress be had remarked; but the chances of
the crowd, as we left the theatre, brought me
Suite near her, and .1 thought then, and-think
now, that I hall never looked into a pair of
deeper or bore heartfelt eyes. But we pass
ed onchatting pleasantly of different things,
and that night I slept as sound and. dream
less asleep asif-there were never woman iii
• " Dlayhap you have noticecHif you have
what people call lan.ear for music:. you cer
tainly have—that you may a
of music whCch shall strike pin as being par
ticularly beautiful, and go. away, and one
,ho.ur afterviards you could noUreoall, so
articulate a single note of it, though your
life depended upon so doing, !And yet, days
afterward, when you least eipVct it, shall .
catch yOurseif humming strain'after-strain, as
easily is if you had known them from child
hood; and in truth it shall seenrimore Pike
an echo of Something.with which you had
long ago been familiar, than the acquisition
of something entirely new. ;
"Just so it was to me witli Mary Marshall's
eyes.„ Id° not think I thought -of them for,
weeksufter that the theatre, until one
I-morning I was walking into my offlce, think-
Jog eclarations,' not in love, but in, law,
when her image started out in memory with
more than the distinctiveness of most familiar
faces.. I cannot 'explain why this should be so,
any more than,l can explain why it is that'
at occasionat periods in every man's life there
flashes across his mind, with a sort of curd : .
ling - Shudder:a shadowy consciousness of bay
ieg seen or heard all that is :then passing at
some remote point of the illimitable pas?. ,I
only knoW that both are true. The causes of
and - deduction from, I. leave to- - profounder
"Once having'presented itself,. it seemed
determined not to he exercised, and. it 'main
tained its position daring the entire morning,
pertinaciously returning , to the attack . ivben
-ever, ,displaced for a moment by assiduous
application to, the perusal .of "Coke and Lyt
'" In the - afternoon of the same day I was
passing slowly down Tremont street. There
.had been a walla sun for some days,- aud, the
snowzas-disappearing. Now and then Wben
it was drifted on the roofs, the dampening of
the slates occasioned it to slip from its posi
tion and descend in -miniature avalanches in•
to the streets below, sometimes carrying with
it:fragments of, ice; which, for the last, night's
freezing were clinging to the.eaves. • -
" Suddenly, one of these 'slides'.- deluged
me with snow, and tt lardy, who bad been
walking just 'before me for some distance, ices
knocked down
"Of courtie r my fiat impulse was to raise
and carry her . into. the nearest shop.; the.
,next, inquire if she was at all injured. But
the motion of carryidg conimenced the work
of reanimation, and Ifie Getitorativer produced
by some ladies prese n t in the shop; soon coin,
pleted it, AO the seine eyes I. hid seen at the
theatre again met my own.,
"It• would be useless to detail to you how
it 'tautened tfint . lcalied a carriage and ac
companied her to hef father's house 2; or how
a pleasant aEquaintince sprung' up out of
that chance servicet; of a thousand . other ,
things you eau as will imagine.
Let it be . enougli to tell you, what I trop=
pose you already anttcipate 4 that a friendship
soon grew up between us; which long before
the blossoms of the , following spring had ri
peoed.iiito acknowledged love, bnd that un
heeding any °betel which:Might he set sip
- between us ,1 we were happy as summer birds.
• "For some years previous to this time, lit
tle—nay, nothing—had been said by any
party in. regard to the contract long before
entered into between the patents of i d
Mary; and' the latter, whose gay ,heart had :
scarcely gii:ol3 it a thought until she met
with 'me, now began to hOpe that it had 'been
forgotten, off , at least,abandoned by tacit con
sent.' But causes which I Will briefly allude
to, soon brought it th remembrance.-
" For sei(eral months both of the houses of
Marshall and Milton, in common with 4 ma
jor part of the•constoercial cop:annuity, had
been dipping largelyitnto extravagant specu
lation,`and- bad heed losers to an alarming
extent, thojglr neither knew Of the. otker's
danger, an, both retained their reputation for
wealth. Under these .circumstances, each
ooked . to •alconsummation ,of this contract of,
marriage as the most available' . ineans of
avoiding bankruptcy ;' and accordingly Lou
is pressed• his suit urgently, and Marshall aid
ed him with all his powers 'of persuasions.
was poor, and Marshall was a—in 61:10. it
would havti been worse than useless for me to
have, spoken then.
'Y And so, the: limo Lad gone forward into
the summer, and one afternoon accidentally
brought May rind
,myself together in one of
the city book stores. While there chatting
over the boaks, I purchased one of them, and to•hler, paying for it with a Lank note
of some large denomination,
" And no l iv let me hasten over a - portion - of
my life which can give youlittle pleasure in
the hearing; and is certainly bitter in the
memory. • ;
. .
" The twit morning I was arrested, charg
ed:_witit Laving uttered counterfeit' m.oney.—
I knew not Which way to surn, or what to say.
There was the bill I. had passed the dap be
fore, with word 'counterfeit' written
across the Nee by Louis Milt(in, who, in en
tire-ignorance of the fact that'l had passed it,
• had thrown lit out when presented for deposit.
I could. not deny having ziven it, and, even if
it dould havi.e been of any- avail, I was unable
to say 'whether it was counterfeit or
Some old eritnity against my- father, prompted
the proprietor of the boo'k'store to a vindic
tive pruseeuiion of-the•charge;
,and bitterly
was he revenged; conviction which
followed clae upon my arre'st, killed my, poor
mother." ;.
The old trfan'i voice, trembled, and pausing,
he nervouSly ; knocked the ashes from his pipe.
• I turned away my face, and in the sight of
the stars only, I brushed away the . tears that'
would come in spite of me.' - - .
Well, the trial cameon. 1 did all I tho't
I could, tutil could riot doily' that I had giv.
'en the note..! It seemed that there couldorbe
no doubt of its spuriousness, and the prosecu
tion was iirOsed.with singular vindictiveness.
I was conviiito and sentenced to imprison
ment in the Slate's Prison. To bean `inno
cent man in 4tre.sight of God, shut out. froni
all I held dear in life . ; deprived of that great .
birth-right or humanity, liberty ; my name
rendered infimous; as f thought foreVer ; is it
any wonder! that I sometimes' prayed for
. -
death to terminate my suffering I Her utter
hopelessoesslof agony under that terrible tri
al, no human tongue can tell. - ' .
-The oldiman's tonesgiew tremalouS again,
and Mrs. LlMore, asl bad done before, turned
her card the slow marching
gars. --
Afean - v, bile the great world outside. m y .
prison, hou el moved '.on unheeding. I'cu
niary oresiu're gradually tightened. around
both M'ariliall and. Miltoh, until each felt, that
the-last hope lay in the: union of Louk and
Mary, Ravi, fallacious was the hppe the se
quel iliowedlbattoo soon. • Mr. Marshall had
lone-since - ceased to persuade, his daughter
to this step, 4nd tried commands. Both means
failed entirely, and he now resorted to en
treaty. He (faithfully represented to her the
condition `of 'his affairs, and urged her weave
him from ruin and disgrace by marrying
the son of the -iich banker.
Startled at the_ prospect of. Ler father's
pending penury, se vividly set before her, ut
.terly desolatd at heart, feeling keenly that all
her hopes of-happiness were wrecked entirely
-arid forever; she finally yielded, a martyr she
thought boher father's good, and they were
married. Alas!, how rain the sacrifice!
Within a Week after their marriage runtual
explanation ;disclosed the truth, and . ..both
houses failed .the same day.-Twenty-four
hours therea(ter-found Marshall dead.
son, itelf-adalinistered, was suspected, but
the truth is het known Co this day: L4uis
Milton, gar.d way under ,the magnitude-of
the temptation to diShonesty, gatliered tot..
gether all heicould of the scattered remnants
of both fortunes, regardless of his father, or
of his creditcirs, and departed suddenly, none
knew whither, carrying with -hint his humble
and sorrowing. wife..
,commercial world was startled for 1
a moment by i the extent of the failures; but
in a - few brief Weeks'the thing was almost for- I
gotten, save ¢y thoie who suffered immediate
loss:, - • -
"hll the e , things I learned long after:
ward.. It. would profit nothing to detail to.
you. - tlie,marying and - -bumiliating rou
tine of, my 'prison life. Let the pass to: the
"-I had beeu shutout from the world near
ly two years and one evening was sitting on
the jciw bed is my solitary cell, dreamingly
wandering among the 'gardens of memory?
Sorrowful eripugh Is this,' even to,him who
time has brought no shadow of .disgrace.
Who, while be , be looks into tire irrevocable.
long ago,' dimes beside his fireside, surround
by those whai love him,: and those ha loves.!"
Who shall 'Say how many 4 grim faces of
unrepeuted, error! look out from its shadow'
upon, even the happiest" . man How much
less, thew, Zgall any' tongue tell-how bitterer
than gall it Was to look into the past,' tome.
whii, while yet young, bad teen my'.natne
stained with foulest dishonor, all my 'aspira
tions in a ,moment crushed, and my Dearest
Itopes,even in their broadest noon, blotted hut :
`And so it 'was sitting in the growing
gloom of that autumn evening, mentally
living over 'again the days that were gone,
whenthe door opened, and the turn4y, ac
companied by two or three gantlemen i ' enter
ect the cell. One of 'the gentlemen 1 'recog
nized as: 'baying been- the prosecuting attor-,.
ney - upon 'my ilia'.
I • il-1 'This is the man, Mr. Crampton;' plaid
_._ . : ..
'P • My. dear Eltnore,', sail.-the' -attorney,.
frankly extending his hand-, 4 let me clang-rat %
lelate you upon your restoration to life ; fiber :
ty and the pursnite - of bappinesi, as
, cienta havett-/You nice; from this moment,
free .to wail - der whithersoever you choose.
I Come, - let us go into the open air,' it makes
me;feel. agueistt iu here.' -
"I was'completly.tiewildered, limb suffer,-
ilfg 'myself to be led; without a 'word,- before Ii
could'recollect - myself to risk the reason of
' this unexpected proceeding; riound :mysey
once more under God's blessed stars, accom
paniedl). by, or. rather being' dragged by the
good-natured old lawyer. ° And -what Was the
reason / i you ask simply•this: ,The note, for
the tittering of which ['bad been imprisoned,
was the issue of a'count-y hank, and; since
my trial, bad remained in the hand of. Mr.
Crampton, tho attorney.. 4 short -titao pre
vious. to my release, - mr. Wilson,.-.9nti of the
!gentlemen - who.tiecompanied Mr. Cratilptum
to the prison, and president-,Of the bank.
whence the note was issued, being 'in I)ostdn',
.was sitting, in Mr- Cr-at - noon's otPce, When
_some citusal reniail recalled to the nrentOry
of-the latter the circbinstauees attending ,my
. conviction: . From Inere'curriosify he showed
the note to 'Wilson, and he, td Crampten's
astonishment, pronounced'it genuine....
And so .4 bad been guifty of no crime,
either in thought-.or deed. But where was
the redress? What 'redress could there be
fur a mother murdered and .a name dis
. ~
graced? . -
~ . .
" You !iced not be told .my .- reason - for Olt
ling Boston forever. I came here after many
wanderings; and to this day; nu soul there
knows but I and dein].
. ,
. .Once more-the old, man paused, relighted
I his pipe; and in a more cheerful tone continu
ed his- story : '. •
"I had lived here with an - negro - wornan i ~
for lionsekeePer fur nearly four years, When -- = ' ' Hints to Travelers! '-
an unaccountable iinpulse prompted me to I Jake one-fourth reereinoney than your es
visit New Orlerns., There was no reason why ' t i rnatd t'kPe'rises-. -
I should eithr go on, or stay, except
I Acquaint yotireelf with the • , r , ((regra i, v h f
own inclination ; a the route and region so I ran down to the I on or travel. ..' o 1 •
bank there; hailed the tirst beat bourid dow.r.- . thee a good supply of change, and
..• •no bill piece higher than ten e dollirs, thnt
ward, and took passage for the city.
t' It was- a. but but beautiful d(i'y in May i Y'''!"-M a Y
not take bounteifait change.
when the WhiteVloud :swung out into the' So !arra' ' *
nge it as to have but one single ar
t' current, and steamed gallantly down t h e • r i,, i . 1 i Clete of luggage to look (fter. '
I et. The heat .way tempered by a strong I -,Dress substantially ; better be coo _hot for
breeze--from the south; before_ wbieb, small , tWo Ortlir.ea borne at noon; titan to. b 3. WO
tleecyclouds, that seemed almost melting in _ cold f f er-the remainder uf, the twenty-four
to the distant blue, like littlelairy'lerrges,l hou '"• -- ' - . , . -
scudded -sWiftly to the northward. - ?Always Arrange, under all circumstances, tObe at
[silent and abstrireted, I was that dal Unusual- the plares of starting fifteen - 6r, twenty minima „
Hy. thoughtful. I remember L sat all day on before the dree,thus allowing rir'ttinteeidable
the' guards) to rill appearance ireoking At the I and unanticipated.delaya on the way.: .
bank of th, river, but really looking A mam i_ Do' not:commence a day's. travel before
ly into my bw.n heart-history; with that sort I breakfast, even if it has co he eaten at day
of pleasant sadness whieh every inedita tive naan i life'Ll Dinner or supper,'-or both, can be
eo often feels; that partially forgetting one's
present consciousness in ifie cloudly Heim , • more healthfully dispensed with than a baud.
warm-breakfast:t ' ... . .. .
.. ,
I over again the pleasantness;of .'}ears agenel. Put your purse and 'watch in • your. vest •
i 1i and' put all tinder year. ; phl o esr, - an d
, , "Late in: the afternoon the sun disappeared , p oc ket ,
gild i ng i 5011. will net be - likely to leave either. -
',bided a mass of leaden. blue clouds
its . .volumed verge with -a lineordazzlieg I • The'most secut-e fastening of your chember ••
light. Th° wind ceased entirely, is , eiiiiin ,,, , door is a dominion bolt on the. inside; if there_
ee l] is none, t•
toe-- the door, turn the le . y. so that
closeness crept through the atmosphere;
to an-eye, at all-weather wise; it-was evident I it. ea n .b e tl•rain partly out; and .prit the
that the armies of thriair were mustering fur .wash-basie under i: ; • 'thus any' attempt to .
a conflict. By and by the thunder, which, .use a jimmy, or pet in - another bey, wid•push" - -
like-the nrtilfery of a.distarit battle-field,•had it put; and . cause a recketanong the (irucke•-_
all the afternoon trembled along -the horizon,- i t out
which will heprsetty ertain to rdhse age'
swelled - nearer and more near.; the light- sleeper and -route- the rubber
, .
ting,flerce Spirit of tbe'storm,lenired iron:lll3e A sixpenny eandwielreaten leisirrely : in the
ears is better for yell than a dorftr diner .
bosom of the cloud, waVest his flaming-ban
ner in adi;hnee, a few drops, w iiieb in the • .belted atahstation.”,- -: ~
oppressive stillness sounded - like a shower of _ Tae with yotr one mood' is supply -ot,pa- '
shot., clattUred• upon the deck • and then, donee and- think-thirteen times before youre ; '
with all the din of the summer tempete, the ply:once to any supposed rudenes, or insult;
.. .
elemental battle whirled around us. or inatiention.
"Ear more than three hours the storm — D ° l""uPP° 3B YOureelf specially and _de- -
eigne(tly neglected, if `waiters at hotels do
raged with unabated fury, find-ven when its
fiercest rush had swept tiny, ro tire east, the not bring what you call for* id double . qUick
rain poured &male steady torrents - , and ex- I time; nothing sre distinctly- tnerks .the welt
ceps' for an eves tonal pale flash of light-
bred manila a quiet waiting on such 'occa
. .
ning, the night was intensely-dark. During stuns; passion proves the puppy. - •
the whole of the'first half of the night:l shit' 1)o not allow yourself to converse in a tons
no inclination to sleep, 'should.l try ever-so loud enough to be beard by a person at tiro
earnestly, and at nearly two o'clock in the
or three seats frotu_you ;• it-is Atte mark of a
morning I.Wris standing at one. of the-glass bop!, if in a, man, and.of want of refinement
doors of the social hall. I "1
-se trot know' and lady-like delicacy, if in - a :woman. 4' v
long I had I steed there;, I only : know that I- ge:stlemati is not noisy : ladies are serene,
alone of all' the passengers was• waking, and - "
except for the escaping steam there was no
sound • on -board. -I was 'aroused by feud
-shouting without, follOWed• in (lei& succes•
-sion by the hurried Irampin,g of feet and a
rushing shtick, that made the vessel tremble
to her keel; -. As I gained the deck, the air
was filled ; with loud screams and- agonized
odes forint:lp. - The next momentthe rosin
torches ,of the boat flashed their red light
upon the din-10105s, and there close before us
lay a disabled steamer, sinking rapidly. In
the thick darknes's the-eve could not proper
ly mtlasere distances, and. in a rash attempt
to: cross the -course of the White .cloitil . she
had beets Oct far below - thewater-line.
• ".I had tut dwelt so twig upon the river's
bank t w itbctut , familiarizing rnyself •wittr e-- the
use of• ilie;oar, and with the aid of two, or
three of the first who recovered their self-pos
eession, I launched one of the steamer's boats
an pushed off to-the kaistrome of those who
were struggling in -the water. 'I shall never
forget the faces saw that bight; and I'shud,'
der now asi I recall their looks of despairing,
slippliention as the turbid Waters closed over,
them furelisr, within - sight, almosst within
reach of thelietping bands. • . . •
"I was elanditig in the bow of the boat as
we were returning sloWly from a long circuit
around the sunken steamer, whan.l saw close
before us the gleam:of a white garment upon
the . weter,e,and a faint bubbling cry reaOheil
our care, The -boat shot folward -under' the
impulse of the rowers, but 'the 'object was
gone. Wei Were just turning to leave the
spot, when thsi - waters 'parted itgain -below
. tra,
and ihe,glare ofsthe. torehes ' shone - upon 'an
upturned ((inlet° '(ace. - I needed * no secmled
glance i. acid with a spring that carrierixte - 1
Tar over the -boat's side; I grasped the white`'
figure Leith trembling fingers,' and supported
it till wrong stale in the boat lifted esfrom
the Witter
. . i . ..
1... he 'next morning Mary Marshall— l not call her Mary Milton-- - a 0 I sat
together iri NeW. ()deans, Ittfd talked hour
after htir: .. . .
. ,
i. " Let me Make the striry lipid.:
• "They had bad 'gone directly fram..Boston.
to New Orleans,-when - Louis soon 'obtained
employment as bilok•keeper in one Of the
ranks of the city. But the losi:othisiweelth
and poitiOn• hini 'completely,. cast 11Owiiiiis
weak spirit. He' fell - into
. lattiti, of d Mnken-
Di:4,i we's rarely at game, somEinies leaving
her A 'their boarding'houi4e focAlsys together.
Lltien tertai nod an inane hope of regaining -his
lost - wealth at the gaming table,. and:within
twelve months from their marriage be was.
brought home dead, stabbed:in 4-drunken
brawl. in orie of the gambling 'hells
.of the
city . ; k'ort4inately for Mary site had gained
the afrectioli:and esteeril'of the wife of the
president of the bank where-Louis bad been
.e.ipployed,.who now cffered her a Owe os
•tensibly as'a tealther of Music - for her ilatfgh
ter.. i And here she. had been: ever •: since;
meeting nothing. but kiri'dness/ and ctintent
ed with•her :lot. 'She Yhil ,a - CCOMpanidg .the .
family on.' a - Northern -tour; When the • acei
dent-occurred. which brought us together. .
: _"Mo ‘ re than thirty
- years have," solikily .
continued the Old man, after a rause, "rolled
away,- and neversiuce then„ for a - biugle day,
have Mary. and' I bee' parted." . .
- Mrs.. Ehnore lost: softl • from heri chair,
and Itneeling beside her I niband, 'rid her
face-in her Licisorn and 'sob A like a child.
Silintlkl walked down be, pathwak,.and,
leanieg upon the ru.itie g te, looked . fafdown
:vibe:M . the light - of Alia new risen - moon - slept
upon' the water, and listened to the night as,
. .
it whispered softly to the slntubering flowers.
Presently sl felt, rather than heard,. .a light
step behind me. A little white hand was
laid. 'upon my - shoulder, I passed my arm
lovingly arouni a yielding Egtire, aild then,
with - Spirits that :melted into each other, and
in that blissful hour lived as but one esi4ina . e;
Annette and I stooiLdieittnizig uuder Ahe si
felt stars until the old - tnan 4 ; ? foice said: . ..
"Come, children,' it is late." .• ' ,
.• •
That little hand is not - so fair and Plump:
tiow as then, and the frosts age are begin•
Mug to silver iny.bair, hot the quiet au
evenings. .often find us, s! the
ru‘tio gate. The same rii'Or flow's tinnhing
iuglyat our feet, and Annette and Tareas ptir
feetlY one, spirit peiv thr;n: '•
Tsio VieWs of tho'
Judge S. Senator froui Velment,
related to us a goo.Janeedote the either day,
illustrative of Abolilioui:un. The morning, he
was ‘lea,ving home to_eriter upon hie duties in
thi4 city, a stagl,t-faced deacon who looked
upoilithe4liole. South as.a - pelt P•audeinuni
um' called on him, -and said
"Novi-, Judge, I want vend° de all in your
power to aboliTh 61aveTy !" • •
"Well,"'said the Judge; "how 141311 I- pro
ceed I" -
"Chi, I don't know ; but ilia mast Abolish
it. curse.and innst be it.bol
islied.. You know more abolit filW than I do.
church is-niy strongilol.l, but you undet-
Eland national, ntatters.Judgu, and .yoti can
devisi some plan, and I' know it."
"The only way I see to aliolisb it," ilia tali)
t rudge, "ii to bay all tie shaves and *et diem
floe." - _ '
"Well; go in for that; have"( a law passed
that the North shall buy them, acr i d then- tbts
trouble will'end. LN:es, goisistrong for that;
`'Just as yoii say, Deacon. .1: will agree to
it inn moment, and will - stand my shaie of
the expense. Here is WoodstoclOvith three
hundred inhabitants, and' thiilo - wit would be
esllell on for about six hundred thousand- dub.
lars,-autl 1 uill.argeit bcfoie the geode."
- The good deacon opened his nionlb,, then
bid eras, allowed Isis tougukto escape. from
one corner of his'face, scratched his head,
aud tapped impatiently ou the floor with his
foot, As-the Judge was leaving thermos' the
deacon'a power of iliecch'carne •to UM, and
he called out :---.
. • .
"Ob say, Judge, I gites3 .
you had bette r let;
slivery elono; the pour-bhia:fle.
cold cll.vils i., b at .,
ter off South than up Iran in tins
.. .
-mats". . • .. . •