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BLOOMS BURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY MARCH 27, 1861.
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JOB III. 17.
Svhen the orm-clouds 'round da gather
. And our way seems dark and drear,
'Let us look beyond the darkness
I Which hangs sVr our pathway here.
Lok beyond this world of sorrow
To those regions ol the blest, t ,
"Where the wicked cease from troubling
And the weary are at rest."
What though thunders o'er ua rattle,
. Fiiling all with deep dismay ?
Vhai though lightning fiercely flashing
Shall around our pathway play?
Thunder crashes, lightning flashes
. Ne'er disturb that "Land eo blest "
"Where the wicked cease from troubling,
And the weary are at rest"
'Pare and holy are the mansions
Ou thai tar off, distant shore.
Where in glorious anthem swelling,
. Angola sing forevermore
Praises to our Heavenly Father,
For that so richly blet,
"Where the wicked cease Irom troubling
'And the weary are at rest."
See'st thou that "tar once beaming
j O'er the plains of Bethlehem?
Hearest thoa the angel nirminz
Peace on earth, good will to men x
.'Peace, enduring peace is :ivea
. Unto man, a high behest
"Where the wicked cease from troubling,
Ai'd the weary are at rest."
'May that star in safety guide u
. 'Til we meet ob yon bright shore,
Where shall come no thought of parting,
. "Where the storm shall come no more.
There to dwell wiih Christ our Saviour,
lu bri;ii rolw of glory drest ;
"Where the wicked ceae from troubling,
And the weary are at rest."
. THE RESTORED.
1 Thrilling Revolutionary Tale.
God is everywhere. Hi words are on
"the hearts. ' He is 'on ihe battle field or in
'our eaceful home. Praise be to his holy
name.- . .
It wa on the wilds of IVissahicon, on
the day of battle, as the noon day sun came
through the thickly clustered leaves that
two men met in deadly conflict near the
reef which rose like the rock of some pri
meval world, at least one thousand feet
"above the dark waters of the Wissahicon.
m The roan with the dark, brown face and
Marker grey eye, flashing with dead y light,
and a muscular form clad ir. a blue Irock of
Ihe revolution is a continental named War
Ten. ' ' ' ' ' '
.The other man with long black hair
drooping along bis cadaverous facer is clad
in ilf military costume of a tory relugee.
This is a murderer of Paoli named De
iancy. '''"' -'
They met by accident and now ihey
fought not with sword and rifle, but with
long and deadly hunting knives they strug
gled, twir.ing and twisting ou the green
At last the tory, is down down on the
"surf, with the knee of the continental upon
his breast the upraised knife flashed death
in his face. ' ' ''
'Quarters! I yield," gasped the tory, as
Ihe knSe was ' pressed upon his b'rea6t,
''Spare me, I yield." -
"Mr Vrdther,'i said the . patriot, in that
tone of deadly hate, uMy borther cned for
quarters on the night of Paoli, and even as
he clung to your knees you struck that
knire into his heart. 0t 1 will give you
quarters of PaolC" . .. .,, . 7.
.And as hi hand raised for the blow anti
iiisVgeA were clenched with deadly hate,
lie paused for a moment,' then pinioned the
tory's arms and with a rapid stride dragged
him Uithe verge of he rock, and held him
"quivering over the abyss. -
"Mircy gaspeJ the tory", turning asny
pale by turns, as 1 that awful gulf jawned
fcetovr, "Mercy ! 1 have a wife and child
at bocie pare me."-
. The""'" conllo'enfai wilh hi
,' . t
strength gathered for. the effort, ehook ths
fcrjorderer once jnore over the abyss, ind
then hissed his bitter sneer in his face.
"My brother had a" -wife and two ehil
tlren. . The morning after the night of Paolii
that wife was'a widow," those children , or
phans. Vou!d yoa not like to go and beg
y'duf life of that widow and her orphans F
-The proposal madabr tlie continental hi
rnockery tn4. bitter bale, waitak'eo iri se
riou3 earnsst by the lerT-srrickerjr tdry.
lie teg?d to bs takerr to the, wido and
lier childrea and to. have - the privlege of
begging his life, After a dorrient's serious
thought, the patriot soldier consented." He
bound the tory 's arras still .tighter, placed
him on the rock again, and led Bird- to the
woois. A qaiet cottage, embossed among
tii tr--3, broke on their eyes.;.. They enter
ed lbs cottars. There beside the desb'a'.e
tsr.hstonc, C wiJ-sw inj children .
t).3 til i t. rrr.ro a! .'crjaa fefalout j
jte a" faC3 faded .by
hanging in a dishevled state obout ber
shoulders. On one side was a dark-haired
boy of some six years, on the other side a
girl one year younger, with light bloe eyes.
The Bible an old and venerable Tolume
lay open upon the mother's kuee. And
now the pale faced tory fluug himself upon
bis kcees, and confessed he had butchered
her husband on the nrgh't of Paoli, and beg
ged his life at her hands.
'Spare me for , the sake of my wife
He had expected this pitful moan would
1, t,e wi(owi Deart j,ul nol one rereot.
ina g,eam roftened her face-
''The Lord shall judge between fas," she
said in a cold icy tone that froze that the
murderer's heart. "Look, the Bible is in
my lap ; I will close the volume, and this
boy shall open it, and place ,his fingers at
raudom upon "a line and by that you shall
! live or die."
This was a strange proposal, made in
good faith by a wild and dark superstition
of oldet: times. For a moment the tory,
"pale as ashes, wa wrapped in deefp thought
then in a fainting voice he signified his
Raising her dark eyes to Heaven, the
mother prayed to the Great Father to direct
the finger of her son. She closes the book
she handed it to that boy whose cheek
reddened with loathing as he gazed upon
his' father's 'murderer. He took the Bible
opened its hoIypages at random, and plac
ed his finger upou a verse.
There was a siltnee. The continental
soldier, who had sworn to avenge his broth
er's death, stood with dilaiing eyes and
parted lips The culprit kneeling upon the
floor, with his fact like discolored clay, fell
his heart leap to his throat.
Then in a clear, bold voice, the widow
read this line from the Old Testament. It
was short, yet terrible :
"That man shall d'tP
jTicl the hrnlhpr nr!nr fnrorar.l In
plunge a knife into the murderer's heart ; '
i but the tory, pinioned as he is, clings to the 1
widow's knees He beg tha't one more
! trial may be made by the little girl, that
! child of five years old, with tho golden hair
and laughing eyes.
The widow consents There is an awful
pause. With a. smile in her eye without '
knowing what she w'a doing, the little girl 1
opens the Bible as it lay on her mother's J
kuee; she turned her face away and - placed
her finger upon a line.
The awful silence grows deeper. The
deep drawn breaths of the brother, and bra-;
.Ken ga-p of the murderer, atone disturb th
stillness; the widow and dark haired boy
were breathless. The little girl, as she j
caught a feeling of awe from those about
her, stood breathless, her face turned aside, ?
and tier tiny fiufier resting on the line of
life and death.
At length gathering conrage, the widow
bent her eye upon the page and read: It
was a line from the New Testament ':
''Lore your enemies."
Oh ; book of terrible majety and child
like love of ' sublimity that crushes the
nfeart with raptnre, yoa never shone more
strongly than there ih that lonely cot of the ,-
Wissahicon when you saved the murderer's
Now look how wonderful arathe ways of J
heaven. That very night as the widow sat
by her fireside sat there with a crushed
heart and hot eye-lids, thinking of her hus
band, who now lay mouldering on the
drenched soil of Paoli there was a tap at
the door. She opened it, and that husband
living though covered with wounds was in
He had fallen at Paoli, but not in death,
he was alive, and ht wife lay jpaiVling on
his bosom. - 1 " " v- ' '
That night there was prayer in the wood
embowered cottage of Wissahicon.
Amended Tariff Act The resolution
explanatory of the Tariff, which became a
law on the, 1st day of the seislori, strikes
out three clauses or sentences from the Tar
iff" act w hich we have already printed, as
follows: ' i '
1. Strike out in the list of articles exempt
from dutj, se'c. 22) these words: " Woo!
unmanufactured, and all hair of the goat;
alapacca and other animals, unmanufactur
ed, the value whereof at the last port or
place from' whence exported to" the" United
Siate.4 shall be' eighteen cents or ' under i per
2. Strike out Section 24 in the words 1
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"And be it further enacted that all goods,
wares and merchandise which may be in the
public stores on the day and year aforesaid,
shall be subject to no other duty upon the
entry thereof than If the same were imported
respective! jr after Tha't day." "
.3. Strike out in Section 13 these woords :
' On woolen shawls or shawls of which
woo! shall be the chief component material,
a duty of sixteen cents per pound, and in
addition thereto twenty, per cent., advalo
rem." - - ',
; These clauses becoioe'necessaxy":.to' give
consistency to the -act, . ,
: C A beautiful girl stepped into a shop
to-bay a pair of mitts.'i '. How. much are
they ?" "why,", said the gallant bin impu
dent clerk, lest in gazing upon Ler spark
ling eyes und rnby lips," yon shall have I
them for t. ktss; Very. wellJ, said, the
lady, pocketing the taills, -while.her eyes
spoke Aligners, '.'and as I sedyb'ti give credit
here, ciiara ii IH your 'books, and let me j
'know when yon cutset it ;?p-1 s? '"'?'?,!.
The following is a complete list of the j Hollingshead, .,Mi;h"ael Rouch; Poor Over
Officers 'elected at the late election in the j seers rhllip Foust, isaao Mourer; School
several townships throughout the county of : Directors Joseph Mouser. Jacob Arnwine:
Bloom Constable Gorden It. Goff, An
thony Witman ; Poor Overseers Jacob R.
Groul, Barton ; Supervisors Rob't Hag
enbuch, Caleb Barton, jr., James K. Eyer;
School Directors Joseph Sharpless, Joseph
V. Hendershot, Jeremiah J- Brower 1 year ;
Assessor Leonard B.lRuperh; Assistant As
sessors Eiias Mer.denhall, B. F. Hartman ;
Auditor Andrew Madison ; Judge New
ton Boone; Inspectors Isaiah W. McKelvy,
George Rishel. . "
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Benton Justice Saumel R. Kline: Con
stable Samuel Rhone ; Poor Overseers
John F. Conner, John Ashelman ; Supervi
sors Samuel 'Rhone, Samuel nes's chool
Directors William Ash, Thomas Bellas;
Assessor Richard Stiles ; Ast. Assessors
John Doty, David Vocura; Auditor Rob r
Mcllenry; Valentine Fell; Inspectors Jee
Ohl, Abraham Voting: Town Clerk J. R.
Beaver Constable Wm. Michael. Chas.
B. Troy, tie; Poor Overseers Moses Moy
er, John Singley; Supervisors Joseph Heis
ter, P. Gearhart; School Directors Nathan
Bredbender,'jr.; Andrew Shuraan ; Judge
Joel Bredbender; Inspectors A, B. John
son, John J., Driesbach; Assessor Edmond
Schell; Ast. Assessors John Hoats, John
Shuman; Auditor John Hoats; Town Clerk
Ururcreek. Constable Charles Reed ;
Poor Overseers Henry Deiterich, Absolam
Bomboy; School Directors John H.. Smith,
Jacob Creasy; Supervisors Emmor T)eiter
ich, Stephen Hess; A ssessor David Miller;
Assistant Assessors David Shaffer, Vincent
Richard; Judge Isaac Bower; Inspectors'
Jacob B. Mostetler. Joseph Blank; Auditor
Centre Justice El! wood Hughes; Con
stable Charles H. Deiterich; Judge' Dan'l
Neyhard; Inspectors Jesse Hoffman, Sam
uel Hidley; Supervisors Sam'l Hagenbuch,
Samuel Bower; Assessor Samuel Neyhard;
Ast. Assessors Levi Aikman, John Hill ;
School Direcors Edward Hartman, C. D.
Herring; Poor Overseers Eleazcr H. Hess,
F.ilwood Hughe'; Auditor Sam'l (1. Hutch
ison. Contngham Justice Jonathan H. Hoag
land, 'John L. Beadle; Constable Philip
Mourer; School Directors Philip Mongold,
John C. Diener; Supervisors Daniel Bor
doff, Villiam L. Kline; Assessor Henry
Muser; Ast. Assessors Philip Steely, Benj.
Lindenmuth; Judge Stephen Monaham ;
inspector Daniel Linns, David Camp; Poor
Overseers, D.tuiel Bordo'fl", Vra. Kline; Au
ditor, Court appoint.
Cattawissa Justice Clinton E. Marge-
rum; Constable Peter (i. Campbell; School
Directors Wm. Hartman, Peter Bodine;
Snpervisors John Strouse, Reuben Oranae;
J ' .a -A. ' ' . .
Poor Overseers Able Thomas, Jacob Geu
sel, Assessor Isaac Seesholtz; Ast Asses
sorsJohn Sharpless, Benjamin P. Former;
Judge George Monhardt; Inspectors Wm.
Coffman, Peter BtTdine; Auditor Jame9 S.
Franklin Justice David Zerr: Consta-
ble Thomas Hower; Poor Overseers Jos.1
Beaver, Joshua Mendenball; School Direc
tors Daniel fcerr, Seth Hartman; Assessor,
Aaron Lambervon ; Asst., Assessors Jesse
Cleaver, Clinton Mendeuhall; Judge Jesse
Mensch; Inspectors Jacob Kniltle, Elias
Weaver ; Supervisors, Aaron S. Knittle,
Jonathan George; Auditor Joseph B. Knit
tle. FisHisGCREEK..-Ju"stice-Cyrus White; Con
stable Cyrus Robbins ; P oor Overseers
Reuben Hess, Michael Bishline; Supervi
sors Wm. Stucker, Hugh McBride; School
Directors John Savage, Isaac Labor, Jacob
Merkle; Assessor Joseph C. Runyan; Ast.
Assessors J. D. McHenry, Daniel Thomas;
Judge John Wenner; Inspectors Daniel
Wenner, Cyrus Crevelirig; Auditor Alex
Greenwood Constable Paxton )lin'e ;
Poor Overseers Jas. Vanhorn, A. J. Albert
son; Supervisors Humphrey Parker, Jos.
Vanhom; School Directors Mathias Kline,
Geo. Derr ; Jacob Schuyler, (two latter tie);
Judge J.J. Robbins; inspectors Peter Gir
tor, David Albertsoni Assessor-Geo. Girton:
Assistant Assessors Robert Robbins, C. F.
Moore; Auditors Elijah R. Ikeler, Uriah
McHenry, Samuel Gillespie.
HEMLocft Judge-Jesse Bears; Inspectors,
Wm. S. Marshall, Peter Brugler; Constable,
Jno. Kistler; Supervisors Isaac Leidy, Elias
Gigger ; Poor Overseers John G. Nevius,
Franklin McBride; School Directors Ren
ben, Bogart, U. A. Hartman; Assessor Jno.
H. Foust; Ast'. Assessors T. j. Vam)erslice)
U. D. McHenry; Auditor William H. Shoe
maker. -(- ' -
jAcis'ow. Consl'able, Joshtia Robbins ;
Supervisors, Matthew ' McHenry Hiram
Baker;. SchQol Directors--Iram Derr, Asa
Yorks; Poor Overseers Absalom M'Henry,
Elisha Robbies; Judge fram Derr; Inspec
tors J. H. Fritz, Samuel Y. Hess; Assessor,
$ilas Wj McHenry; Asst. Assessors Iram
Derr, John McHenry J Auditor John H.
Fritz. , .' - -''
LoctsT bonstable-Solorhon Fester man;
Supervisors-Henry Rhoades, Chas. Mensch;
seers Amos Rhoades, Daniel Bieber; As
sessor Gera Hower; Asst. Assessors Hen-
, Tt .''--'--i--"u-5-
Judge John Yeager; Inspectors Samuel
R. Levan, Jacob Long; School I)irectrirs--Jobr.
P. Walter, Henry Kelnbo'ld; Poof Over-
I Mqntour Justice--B. F. Paxton; Consta
I ble Jacob Am wine: Supervisor William
Assessor Pejer M. Karehner; Asst. Asses-
sors Philip Foust, Andrew Clark; Indge,
Even VVelliver; Inspectors Wm. HoHings
head, Noah Mouser ; Auditor Josiah A.
Rubbrts. ' '
Madison Constable Benjamin F". Fruit,
Supervisors 'Betzer Essick, J. C. Kenney ;
Poor Overseers William Barber, Jacob De
mott; School Directors -Hugh McCollum,
Jacob Swisher; Assessor D. A. Watson;
Asst. Assessors Silas WUiver, Henry Dil
dine; Judge A' IS. Allen: Inspectors D P.
Ross, Isaac McBride; Auditor James Dil
dine. Mt Pleasant Constable-John Shipman;
Supervisors-John Mordan, J. R. Vanderslice;
Judge-Elias Howell; Inspectors-George Ja
coby Aaron Kester; 'Assessor-Henry Kitch
en; Asst. Assessors John Wannicn, John
Ruckle ; Poor Overseers Paul Kline, Ga
briel Everett; School Directors William
Kitchen, Benjamin Kistler; Auditors Wm.
Miller 3 years, Elian Dreiblebis 2 years.
Mifflin. Justices-Samuel Creasy, John
H. Hetler; Constable-Lewis Fkrote; Super
visors Juo. B. Apgle, John Modeller; Poor
Overseers John Kelier, Jonas Hartzel; Assessor-Lawrence,
Waters; Asst. Assessors,
Stephen IL Swank, Thos. Bowman; School
Directors-Jno. K. Folk, Lewis Creasy; Judae,
Stephen Pohe; Inspectors-A. O. Millard, J.
J. Hess; Auditor William Pettit.
Maine. Canstable Isaac Vetter; Super-:iws,-Michael
Gruber, Jesse John; School
Pirectors-Vafhington Fisher, Daniel Nus;
Poor Overseers Jacob Shotjars, William
Mensinger; Auditor John M. Nusr; Asses-sor-William
T. Shuman; Assist. Assessors,
Henry Bowman, Daniel Shuman; Judge
Samuel Vetter; Inspectors Peter Fishej
Okange. Justices Alfred Howell, John
Herring; Constable Michael C. Keller; As
sessor. Jesse Coleman; Assistant Assessor!
I John White, Thomas M'Henry; Supervisors
Moses Lv-rett, "Samuel Henry; School Dir
ectors James D. Harman, Heuben Siller;
Poor Overseers Wm. Fritz, Daniel Kiefer;
Auditor Wesley Bowman; Judge-Richard i
Bre.wer; Ipspectors-John .Fiher, Eli Kline. '
Pine. Justice, L. A. Garmau, Rpnjamin j
Wintersteen tie ; Constable, A. J. Manning; j
Judge, Daniel Forn wald; Inspectors, W. H.
Chamberlin, H. J. Potter; Auditor. Michael j
Whitmoyer; School Directors, Geo. Welliver '
Valentine Wintersteen; Asseisor, John Lore; j
Aseisjant Assessors, Thomas McBride. Al
bert Hunter; Poor Overseers, John Lore,
Benjamin Wintersteen; Supervisors, John
Whitmoyer, John Faus.
RoARiNCCREEK. Justices, John C. Myers,
William Rhoades; Constable, Jacob Lonzen-
I L t 1 1 V .
merger; roor overseers, nenry Mel wig, John
I Rarig; Sr.pervisors, Henry Helwig, George
1 Kreich; School Directors, William Rhoades,
David R. Hower, Judge, Elias Rarig; In
spectors, William Gearhart, Hiram Cool;
Assessor, Chas. Slire; Assistant Assessors,
Henry Hoffman, Michael Federolf; Auditor,
Mahlon Myers. .
Scott Justice, Wm. Peacock; Constable,
John G. Jacoby; Assessor, C. C. Marr, Asst.
Assessors, M. J. Ainney, Thomas Creveling,
jr., Judge, Thomas Creveling; Inspectors,
J. R. Robbins, Geo. W. Creveling; School
Directors, Jacob lerwilliger, II, G. Crevel
ing; Supervisors, John Shuman, Jesse Shan
non; Poor Overseers, Aaron Boone, II. W.
Creasy; Auditor, Eli Creveling.
Sugabloaf Justice, Josiah Fritz, Mont
Cole; Constable, Jesse Hartman; School
Directors, T. Q. Stephens, Reuben Larish;
PoorOverseers, Richard Kile, Samuel Hess;
Supervisors, Samuel Parks, T. Q. Stephens;
Assessor Jacob Fritz; Ast. Assessors, Wm.
Herlinger, Grin Parks; Auditor, George W.
Steadmau; Judge, Jos. O. Hess; Inspectors,
Henry C. Hess, Jacob 3vIIess.
Taken Aback. One of the ridiculous
mishaps which will sometimes befall sol
diers, befell a whole file of the sr.ug"ly at
tired military of New Oorleans on the day
of the Twiggs reception. They were drawn
op along the street in front of a building in
course of construction, and close in their
rear was a long mortar bed, two feet deep,
I with that plastic composition, ready for the
workmen. The space between the files
for the passage of the carriages being rather
narrow, the officer ordered his men to take
a step back. They did so, and about twen
ty feet ot "sogers1' instantaneously disap
peared from sight backwards, the front file,
in close order, preventing the rear rank
from recovering themselves when their heels
stumbled against the mortar bed They were
submerged, and every soldier of them had
his pretty uniform spoiled They took cabs
and absquat jlated iriMan'.er.
Keep a List. keep a list of. your friends,
and let God be first in the list, however
long it may be. . , .
Keep a list of the gifts yott get ; and let
Christ, who is the unspeakable gift be first.
Keep a list of your mercies; and let the
joy unspeakable and full of glory be first.
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Gen: Cameron, the Dew Secretary of War,
has appointed Mr. Cobb, formerly of Tioga
county, Pa., his Chief Clerk. ; - .
Tub steamer Northern- Light arrived at
New York bo the fiih lforn California, with
THE SLEIGH RIDE A.ND SO FORTH.
Sweet Susan Brown ; my pretty one ;
I'm sure you mnM remember
If not for love, at least for tun
The alejjih ride in December;
When all the belles and all the. beaux,
In spite of frosts, would go forth, .
To squeeze beneath the buffaloes
Each others hand's Sic :
How brightly beamed the northern lights
Above the snowy ridges;
How pleasant were the winter nights,
Observed from country bridges !
When toll was nought with such adJress,
Mid laughter, fun and flatter.
And lovers felt, amid the press
Each other's heart, etc.
'Tis very singular and queer,
01 all the male devices,
Love's flarn.e should burn so bright and clear
On anfges full of icrs ; .
And jet we know its flames, indeed,
Most brilliantly did glow forth.
When fanned behind a flying Bleed,
Hid under furs. &c:
I'm sure you mind the village inn,
The supper and the, revel
How in the general d t) and din
Love shot his arrows level ;
And don't forget how gallant Cap,
Embraced you ia che buttery ;
You kissed his lips you know you did
And he kissed yours, etc.
And when the forfeits all were paid,
How one dear girl resisted,
Until the other girls said,
A prude they all detected.
"Desist P she cried the darling Ann
Her modesty to show forth ;
Pll never yield to any man
"My virgin lips," &c.
The wintery winds., the homeward way,
Blew chilly in our faces ;
But underneath our furs we lay
, All shuggly in our places"',
One girl upon the forward teat
The pretty Macgie Salierlie
Declared Jack B .had 'pinched her 'cheek
And Billy Frot, etc
Another underneath her robe
(The buffaloes, not dresses,)
Fair Patience, with bold Clarence C
;. .Detected in caresses,
Sprang np with anary, blushing face,
Her modesty to show forth,,.
But showed her curls all out of place,
Her collar gone, &c.
And then the 'parting at the door !
Its tender mutual blisses !
Sweet bps, Irom their abundant store,
Gave to the poor in kisses 1
The parting word, the long embrace
Cupid's most dangerous witchery
Brought fire to many a boyish tace
And raided sweet hopes etc.
Dear Susie Brown ! save you and I,
Of all that load of merriment,
No other pain is lelt to try
Lore's latest, be6l experiment;
And when the coming snows shall "spread ,
And mutual hopes shall glow forth,
Xiay Hy men bless our nuptial bed ,
Increase our joys &c . ,
Su t dcy Tran.cn'pt.
In Indian Adventure.
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I was the acknowledged belle of Clinton,
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a small village Doruenng on ths western j
wilderness. I could out shoot anv one.
even the old woodmen that thronged our 1
village My mother was kept in perpetual
alarm by my daring exploits; in fact, as'
the old trappers said, I was cut out for a
back woodsman's wife. I had two lovers
then ; one was Harry Cheveiry, and the
other Mark Ruthson. Harry Cheveiry was
a splendid specimen of an American back .
woodsman, with a heart true as 6teel ; and, '
to my experienced eyes, he was the very
personification of mifily excellence.
Mark Ruthson was contrary to him in
every respect. Handsome he was, but oa
his face was such a hypocritical expression
that I perfectly detested him. He seemed
aware of my dislike, and assuming an air
of injured iunocence, he pressed his suit
with the utmost zeal.
One evening, as I was riding out, enjoy,
ing the mountain scenery, I approached a
little eminence on which there was a thick,
growth ot underwood ; as 1 passed it, Mark
Ruthson rode out and joined ma. He pres
sed his suit with his usual ferver, his hypo
critical face looking, if possible, more re-
pulsive than ever. He manly offered me
his hand and heart. Rnin; in m- seat. I
"Mark Ruthsons no words can express
me uisgui 1 leei lor jou ; anu 11 you uisuii
me again I will cowhide you, sir!"
It would be impossible 10 depict the ex
pression of rage that swept over bis face.
"Jane Mannering, mark my words, I will
be revenged !"
Casting him a glance of unutterable con
tempt, I whipped up my horse aud soon
lost sight of him.
The next (lay Mark Ruthson left the Til
lage, and went no one knew where. A
year from that day, Harry Cheveiry and 1
were married, and, with the blessings of
ray moiber, and tbe best wishes ot my
friends, started for the Western wilderness.
I will pass over a period often years, du
ring which a substantial log cabin had been
built, rude though it was, love made it a
little palace. Our hearts were also glad
dened by our little Eddy, the image of his
father, and a noble little fellow.
About this time we beard news of the
depredations that the ' Indians were com
mitting, by some passing stragglers which
filled us with temporary uneasiness, but
our fears soon passed away and we regar
ded those reports as greatly exaggerated or
totally untrue. .
One evening Eddy returned from his dai
ly ramble, bringing with him a moccasin,
which he said he found in the woods.
This filled me with alarm and uneasiness.
I felt a presentiment of coming danger.
me defend myelf like a man, and then I
went to the woods to his daily work. I J
r slipped the revolver in my pocket, but
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could not whoily divest myself of my fears.
For ah hour I sat in my low rocking chair,
with my child at my side, . counting the
minutes as they fjew, when my attentions
was attracted by a noiset in the oppos'ue
side of the room. Looking quickly around
to my dismay and terror I saw a dozen In
dians evidently just returned from war,
each bearing his bleeding scalp. The fore
most advanced and appeared to be the chief
of the party. He approached and would
have laid rough hands on me when my dar
ling boy raised himself to his full height,
his blue eje flashing, demanded what they
meant by their intrusion, and how they dare
lay violent hands on his mother.
Ihe chief paid no at'.enliou but bade his
warriors bind us, which was quickly done,
and after a few moments, the chief retired
in consultation ; seizing the opportunity, 1
scratched on the wall :
'Harry, we are in the hands of the Indi
ans." The chief soon returned, and we were
borne with rapid but noiseless steps into
the wilderness. The chief who Jiad bound
us now attracted my attention. I was sure
I had seen him before, where I could nut
Three days and nights without slopping
we were borne away frome home, and the
fourth day we btopped in a hollow, which i
found strewed with bones and skulls.
While contemplating this scene wi h horror
I looked up and the Indian chief stood be
fore me. With a. sneer over his dark fea
tures, he said, in Good English :
"Though you have forgotteu me Jane
Mannering, for so I ca 1 you, I have by no
means fogotien you "
"Who are you ?" said I.
"I am Mark Ruthfon," the chief replied.
and in '.hose painted features 1 remember
ed the hypocritical face of the consumate
coward and villain.
'1 here was no pity in his revengeful heart
and I read our doom in those hard features.
"Lo you see yonder tree," said he, in a
quick, sharp voice, "Befom the uii;ht)our
young boy will Le bound to that tree, and
his young scalp will be clipped from his
head by ray savage friends, and you will
remain and in the morning will share his
A scornful silence was his answer. O,
how quickly the day flew and the night ap
proached ; and just as twilight was setting
in, a ruthless t-avaue seized him roughly
by the arm and bound him to the tree.
First he waved his tomahawk over his
hwad to frighten him, but the boy's blue
eye looked steadily at the savage in scorn,
and his cheek never blanched. In rage at
bis niter, scorn, the Indian raised his toma
hawk for the last lime, instinctively my
hand rested on my revolver. I felt sure of
my aim. 1 raised it. slowly pointing it at
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i ihe savaires heart and fired. With a Iright-
f al yell he sprang into the air and fell cead.
With a scream of rage the Indians rushed
upon me another one fell by my revoller.
Again I attempted to fire, but my pitrl
snapped; throwing it away, I resigned to
die ; and ju:-t as the foremost Indian was
about to sink hi knife in my bosom, the
sharp crack of a rifle was heard and the
Indian fell, bathed in his own blood. The
next moment the Ma!wart Harry Cheverly
leaped into the ring. Alt the Indians, fled
but their chief, who rushed, upon my hus
band fhouti ig :
"Ha! Harry Cheveiry, revenge at last!''
and pointed his pUiol, which misfced fire
J The next moment my husband's knife was
in the renegade's t eart. Our meeting I
i need not describe. Harry had seen ihe
lines I wrote him, and that of my child
We were troubled no more with savages,
for the next year old Tippecanoe, with the
avenging ritlemen under his command
drove away and cleared the forest of our
A Touching Slory.
One night about ten years ago, a medical
j student, one of the Wildest of a wild class, j
uf.iK'e vairt.Mi Th0!.tM Ph;i.,itni,;,
1 k-i. .i. - -..a t t u r
t.e,oro ins enu o. me .arce, 10 go nome,
Shortly afier turning up into Ninth Street
he came upon a lhiny claij femaie making
. headway against a driving snow storm, and
sobbing piteouoly. In endeavoring, in an
swer to his question, to tell ihe cause ol
her borrow, she burst into a violent fit of
weeping, and would have fallen to the
ground had bhe riot been supported by a
hackman who mood near by. A carriage
was called, and the woman taken home,
w here she lingered in a very precarious
state for upwards of two weeks. During
this time the student was constantly at her
bedside, when not at lectures. In good
time he saw he convalesce. I would mere
ly mention here, thai the cause of her grief
was meeting in the theatre her seducer,and
being shunned by him Poor girl it broke
her heart. ... lt
Two months had scarely passed when
the student himself was taken down; and
St gradually became known that he had con
tracted that loathsome and contagious dis
ease the Small Pox. When the fact was
announced in his hording, house it was too
late to remove him ; and the house itself
became suddenly empty; no one remain
ing but an old colored cook and a big stu
dent, who swore great oaths and drank bad
Two days after the house was so sudden
ly vacated there came a soft tap at the door
and in walked the female who, as l have
mentioned, was braving the blast one cold
night in Ninth Street. , She laid down ber
staid, for indeed she was beautifulind many
who walked Chestnut Street have envied
her complexion her, eyes, her hair," ber'
accomplishments. Here he bent over the
loathsome, r,ed, though her while arm was
unmarked by the charmed protection, Vac
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cu.e. For four long weeks her eyes scarcely
knew rest; and her gentle voice soothed
ithe, sick one wheu he freped, and read to
him wheu he was still. The daily papers
and the news of the city she read and com
men ted o,n.,;. be .chatted to him of literatqrp
and science; and when. ,he could listen to
music she played and sang tp him, ca'roll
ing some sweet ditty, learned in bv-g'one
days. , Poor girt!: f , . ,u,4 ... j
Our student was rapidly getting wall, and
the people of the house were, to venture
back the next day ; so she put on her bon
net, drew her shawl around her and said-
"Now, Harry, the people are coming back:
to-morrow. 1 have done my doty to yoot
good-by V and stooping down she kissed
the student and was gone ! .Being en
countered some thne after, she refused ev
erything in the shape of presents, and eretx
listened with reluctance to attested guti.
tude. "I have but done my- duty," was
her only reply.
The following winter she died. I was
one of a party of one hundred students who
paid our last sad tribute of respect to. lb
beautiful girl. We ('laid her down lorest,'
and a few weeks after . there was erected,
over her grave this tablet :
One of the Fallen: ; By Name
t HETTY HAMILTON.
She was a Woman ; and by the Seductions
of man Fell. . . ; ,
She ha J a Heart : Studied: and Gjd it her
Jesus said unto her "Woman, where
are thine accusers 1 Hath no man con.
demned thee ?:' She said "No maii,Lord.'
And Jesus said unta her "Neither do 2
coudmn thee ; go and in no more."
Ca the foot stpne is this inscription . ,
"Think of her as of a wanderer whose
home is found."
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I have visited the grave ihree times since. .
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An old man, .who lives necr by, receives a
yearly stipend lo keep the grass shorn down
and every fortnight he places there a fresh
offering of flower. Sweet, gentle girl.
She would hate graced any society. . . The
cold treatment of her family made ; her. an
outcast; her seducer deserved her God wa
good to her, however, and took her away
early; and one hundred as warm hearty as
beat, stood around her grave when lhe(ColJ
earth fell upon the coffin, and breathed a
prayer for htr soul's peace.
Shof king Trajcdj m Florida. . ,
A METHODIST PK EACH EH COMMIT A D0CBLC
The occurrence of, a bloqdy tragedy. in
Sumpter county, Florida, on the 10th ult.,
has baen briefly noticed. It appears, that
Rev. Geo. Andrews, pastor of a Methodist
church in the enmity, had sedeced a young
lady, a relative residing at hi-i honse, and
had alt-o brutally beaten Ler, and for these
acts was summoned to appear at. Sumpter
court hou.e, on the day nrned, for trial by
the people. The Augusta Chronicle ays:
For these misdeeds a summons .n as is-
sued for him to appear at the court housa
at Sumptemlie, before the people, on Sat
urddy the 10; Ii ultimo. Having heard of
the parties who were to serve the summons
Messrs McLendon and Lang, he proceeded
to the hou!e of the lormer and took dinner,
with the family. After dinner they wenf to
the workshop Andrews asked McLendon
lor ihe loan of bi. horse to so to Adam
ville, which was grauted. He Lad to his
possession one douhlebarrel gun, one yau
ger rifle, two repeaters, and two bowie
While the horse was being caught, a con
versation aroi-e about him (Andrews) being
summoned before the Regulators. Where--upon
Mr Lang said, "Yes sir, and here is
the summons tor you," . During this con
versatiou McLendon was mending, a pair
of shoe. Immediately ader La 112' answer,
Andre vs leveled Li gun 011 McLendon,
bliot him in Ihe side, and killed him instant-
h'. Turnini; round quickly, he levelled his
1 '"."loot Lang with the , other bareL-r
j Unj knpcked uj, lhe gaUf anj receiTed the
j whole load in the palin of his right hand.
Lang .hen picked up Andrews' yauser. to
shoot him (Andrew,) but could not cock it
on account of his shattered hand, threw
down the gun and ran. ;As, he ran, An
drews .shot biai through the left wrist with
a repeater. -
tA Mr. Hyatt in the shop at the time)
picked up the yauger, ran orf about thirty
yards and levelled it at Andrews, but . the
latter was.ioo quick, and. Shot Hyatt with
his tepealer, crazing hi in on the shoulder.
Hyatt shot but missed. Hereupon Andrews
look alter .Lang, and pursued . him about
two. hundred yards. Not being able lu
overtake him, he returned to the shop, re
loaded his guns, and proceeded, over to Mrl
Condray's about one mile distant.
.,At Condray's gate Andrews snet Mr. Mc
Hsnry, whom he told he was. tired and
thirsty, and wanted a drink ot water ; step
ping inside the yard,. and seeing Mr. Com- .
dray talking to a negro boy, he observed,
"I have commenced my work, and riol
here I ioterd to finUh it.'? ; Whereupon he
he levelled his gun, and shot Good ray
through the bowls, who only lived about
four. hours. ' .. . r
Rev. Mr Parker being preent,seized the
murderer frorn behind, and held .him !at
until McfJsury came to his assistance. As
the doctor caught hold of Andrews the lat
ter presn'ed his nan to the doctor' tra&t,
who warded it -off, and the load went inti
the ground. He was then lied and confin
ed until next morning, under lrict guard. . . .
The ne- having been circjlated in ,tha
neighborhood, a Urge number ot citizens
assem lied at Condray's house. Afer due,
deliberation, La was sentenced to be hang
ed, and abou twelve o'clock M he wm
htiigJ accordingly suty or evet-tfci;U