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Tbc Ccsren Battle field.
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There ia an oneen battle fiehj
In eery bunan breast.
Where two opposing forces meet,
And whera they eeldorn reel.
That field is kid from mortal sight,
'Tia only 6en by one,
Who knows alv.e where victory lies
When each dy'g fiht is done.
O.te army cIotte a'rong and fierce,
Their chief of omon formj
Ilia brow is like M thunder cload,
Hia voice the butting storm.
His captains, PrideVnd Lust, and Hate,
Whoee tioops waVfi night and day,
"Swift to detect the vrKe..; point,
And thiroting for tfXfri,y.
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Contending with lM rijhty force
Is hot a little band
Yet tLere with an unqciin; front,"
Those warriors urmlyVaud.
Their leader i of God lii
Ami glowing on mi naKersa(t
A eimple cross is seen
His captains, Faith, and Ho anj Love,
Point to that wondrous siA
And gazing on it, all received
Strength from a source divi.
They feel it speaks a gloriousuh(
A imth as great as sure,
That to be victors they mul le,
To love, cOLfiae, endure.
That faith sublime, in wildest st
Imparts a holy calm ;
For every deadly blow a shield,
For every wound a balm.
And when they win that ba'.tlt Rc
Past toil is quite ferot ;
The plain where car nage oncerei;
Become a hallowed spot.
The spot where flowers of joy artd pr,
Spring trona the fertile sod,
And breathe the perfume of thair pra
Ol e ery breeze to Gcd.
a ' turTl Li nqtale7
A CONVICTS STORY.
BY A SAT1VE OF t AS ID 1.
wss tcld I had committed murder.
11,-ji'o mSt I was tnlit when t fannd mr
,, . " ... , . . . .1 "Do yon believe that the winevse in
self, heavily ironed, in a dark, damp, noi- , . . ' ...
,, r i i . 'Oitrt swore fa!ely or truly ? ' he asked,
some cell of a gloomy prison. i . . 3 . ' '
knew nmhin? of it : have no recollee-
. . . . t. . ..
lion oi ever naming uiu . tutu i imriiunn
against anybody, much less, of doing the
Whom had I murdered?
Mces Gil worth, the nsurer
Ha! Motes. Gil worth ! Let rre think
) had been to him to get a bill d scounted
He had charged me sixty per cent., for
had needed ready money, and le would
touch it on no other terms. He wai a small
man, wrinxiea, nirty sitinea, suia oia
wretch, with an eye like a hawk'sjnd nose
like bis bill; anJ I remember bang won
dered if such a thing had a aool. I
. Sol had killed him. had 11 bw ?
where? where? ' i
With a burglar's crow-bar, in tt dead
hours of night, io hia how office, viet hef
eiept. I had beat in his brains, ancbnynell
and co-partners io crime bad robtd the
place and made off with the booty. J had
been taken, all ' besmeared with Wood,
with a portion ; but my accomplid bad
Then, along with my confederates had
committed murder and robbery, andSere
was proof enough to hang me. Tbtwas
a strange tale for me io hear for thtirst
lime in tbe place where I was, -vitb jre
membrance whatever of anything ufteb v
;Dg the nsurer'a office except going a
drinking saloon and calling for somebrly.
Cou'd it be possible 'that I had drat bo
much, had fallen in whh wicked stranv
and while in a slate of temporary Inaj
( had been porsuaded or forced into th
iul crime of which I stood charedf It it
be so, if the story was true; for on no
hypothesis could 1 frame any explan
of the mystery
I bad been committed to take rny t
and irr doe course of law it came orl
Meantime I had secured eminent couna
wbo were not able to set np any belter pi bars! upon my enraptured senses a vision
tbaa tbat I had, drunk fleely 'through rlayond the" power of human imagination
evening preceding the murder, and was io de-critse. fa a celestial world , where
sane an.be time of perpetrating the horriTery sense was filled, thrilled and made
deed. And that I bad drujik to excess wiint with excesses, I seemed to be borne
couclosively proved by 1 several --withesseLMy afong, upheld by some invisible
Also, that I bad been seen, al a Ute hoorwer The sounds were a a thousand
in company with two saspicious lookinelodies, all blending into one grand syra
raen, reeling down through a dark, narrowL swelling out and dy ing away alier
street in tha direction of Gilworth'a office ejy j and the scene were as" ar swiftly
Som hours after this! bad been stambled0viDg sun, filling the" whole space of
asaiiuit in a dark, narrow' 'alleyj .'aboct' aD4aTeaa afu throwing - off scintcllatioas
caarler of h rnila distant from the place f ha most gorgeoua and varied hoes. In
crime, by a man who. was returning, home Ratmcsphere of eoelody and .color. T
crime, by a rnan wgo was rciuruiujj latrucepnere oi eaeiooj anu . cotor,
frcm a printing office, where ha had een HborsV rapklly t onward, as sommh
ilk 5it3tC2iihiUS 5I : wV'i1"' . V whbf faptire Viaiibg'' ad yer
lhe P0,ice eiiver.d ma into 'their
hands. 1. could then walk w ith a little as-
sietance : and on bein" taken to ihe lock up
nd" fo,J,,d besmeared with blood, I hact
.'' an.wer to question that I bad
f been kilHng a wolf and getting well paid
for the act, eihibtin- the money stolen
, from ,ha roi9er,. offi0 a proof. Ear;y
! the n, morning the murder h,d been die,
j covered and fixed on me, and I bad been
committed to take my trial, with no remem-
. Drance of the acta a I have already de-
ciared. ';. ;
The plea of my counsel, which was a
true and honest one, amounted to nothing
with the court and jury, and 1 was found
guilty of murder in :ha first degree. A mo
tion for a new trial also avai.led no'hing,
and in the proper conrne of justice I was
sentenced to be hanged by the neck till
I pats over the intervening time between
the sentence and the hour of execution,
and come to the s:ranet part of my story.
I was conducted to the gallows attended by
a minister of the gopel, the hih sheriff,
and other oiliciaU, and found myee!i ur
rounded by a val concoure of people, who
come lo, umvue themselves by ieeiiij; me
hanged foi one of the darkest crime known
te the law. I could perceive at a gtance
I had no sympa hy that all believed n e
t'silty that I was looked up"ri a wretch
lor whom hanging was too mild a punuh--ment
; and yet, in the very depths of rny
out, I i innocent a a child of the crime
for which I ws to suffer.
s j J m i V' u I , 1 1 J icilUy luai l : I Bi r. v
of God has yet marked a change in your
soul?'' inquired the clergfmaa, ia a m;ld
tone of humility, as , oide by side, we as
cended the s'eps of the dreaded scaffold,
upon which so uiany poor culprits had
gone before me with qnaking kness and
sinking hearts, ' Do you bumble yourself
to the dui, truly repent and confers all
your in, relying on- the mercies of Christ,
who died to save all. the vilest criminal
alike with the lightest transgreor1''
Ii was evident that he still believed me
guilty of the crime with which I stood
charged, notwithstanding my oft-repeated
declaration to the contrary.
'l-hon!d suppose, " answered 1. io a
eomewhat ' (Tea 6 tone, ''after ll ihe cou
vernation we have bad together, that it
woold hardly be necessary for me to again
assert that I am innocent of tne puilt of
ntcrder; and that is all my sins, so far ts I.
know I have relented lon Ho, and hum
bly a5d i'icrelv aked forivene..'-
"D i oa say, then, here, on this dreadful
fallows that is aDout to launch you into
eternity, that yno aVe unconscious of ever
bavin 2 done Gil worth any wrot.g?"
."With by d)tug breath I say it."
He rooked at me steadily lor a few mo
ments, as if debating within himself w.'imh.
er or no to believe by statement, ar;d then
aked if I bad any hope of reprieve.
4; None whatever," I replied. "How
could I have, when I can see that every
cd, yourieif included, believe me guiby of
" 1 v
"I have no reason to doubt
rore truly, according to tbe best of their
;owledge and belief."
Tfaen, by yoar ownconfehion, yoo ad
i yoo murdered Giiworth."
'I do not deny the act only the puilt I
a prepared to admit, under all the circum
stcex, that I killed Moses Giiwonh in the
mner related; but I deny that I was sane
cocioua, a'id responsible at the time of
doj the awful deed."
'believe yoo," be said, grasping my
hanj "and would to heaven, my poor
fte that I could save you ! It is terrible
to bfgnominioasly - punished for a crime
of w'ch in your very heart yoo are inno
cent; ot the ways ol Heaven ara not our
""aysaiid it is doubtless permitted for
some purpose .
He tpu prayed with me, and took a sad
and terful farewell. Tbe hangman then
eecureiiny baud behind me, placed me
on the f(al drop, adjusting the rope about
my nect and drew over my face ihe cap
which wg intended to shut -me from the
For a fsv moments I stood praying in
that agoning suspense mor terrible than
death iiselj; and then, along with a rattiiog
sound, I ek.erienced a sense ol falling, a
thousand bvlis of 'fire flashed and danced
beiore my (yes, a irughty ruhing and roar
ing as of a Viundred cataracts, filled my
ears. Then gradually but swiftly, thee
lights faded ind sounds died away, and a
mentary darkless aud still'ies succeeded.
Then there cjrae a faint stream of light; as
from adistanfsan; and this gradually bat
rapidly increated in brightness, till my eyes
seemed dazzle! by its brilliant splendor.
Then, along with the sweetest strains of an
unearthly muwe, a most glorious viiou
existing without apparent individuality or
identity a foca, as it werev of seiisation
without body or form.
: How long thi glorious vision lasted I
csnnot say ; it inijiil have bean seconds
it misht have been minutes it might have
been hours ; but tniddeuly, therw seemed
to be a crah, and the sente of a blow, fol
lowed by darknesn, horror and pain.
I opened my ey. my mortal eyes, and
found myself lying; naked upona long, .nar
row table, or platform, in a small, lamp
lighted apartment with two men standing
over rne, their faces white with terror, and
their (orm trembl.ng
''Gracious heaven ! what means this P'
cried one j ' Is he really alive ?'"'
"Alas, yes!'' gapped I, as the moil chok
ing, horrid pains shot through roe
I lost consciousness asain immediately
lost all reason ind comprehension and
yet retained a senile of strange and terrible
suffering. When I ajjain opened my eyes
nnderstandingly, I found myself npon a
bed, wrapped up in blankets, with the same
two men standing by my fide reardint me
with the roost intunse interest, but ho long
er vith lear.
"I do believe vre shall save him yet !"
caid one. "See bis eves are re-uming their
natural e x predion ; and il ( am not mista
ken hi reapou i returning aUo."
"How has this happened ?" inquired I, in
a low faint tone, leaiins very weak.
'.'My friend," answered one of the two,
4;you must not eiert vonrelf to talk now
by and by we will tell you all. Here, lake
this and remain quiet," and with the words
he poured some liquid from a phial into a
I swallowed ihi portion and soon fell
into a sweet, refreshing sleep.
Some hours later I awoke again, feeling
my boJy stranger and my mind clearer
The two men where ajjH with me they j
had watched over ma as a mother over ao
"Now tell m all," said I as memory be
came busy with even that seemd bnt the
wild vjfarie pj pome mon-troiia (!rim.
"What do you remember inquired one.
"Much that i-terrible to think of," I an
swered with a nhudder ; ' prison trial a
sentence a scaffold !''
"Do you remember being hanged V1
"I rerneruber ad the preparations for that
awful event and some horrid sensation im
mediately afterward, followed by a glori
ous vision, Irom which I awoke in jour
"les you wt'c hanged l : 1 1 teljeved to he
dead, after which you were cut down and :;
given to us for direction."
"Yon are snrjreor.s, then V j
"Yes , we Lul yo-j cnuveyd to oor dis- ;
sectinc room, a-id thither repaired ourselves 1
af'er dark, pepared for our work. Tiie first
incision maile by one o our krive brought !
you to hfe ; and constant care and atten- A Wan or Vkngiunck. The London cor
lion since, tosje her wi;h th administration reepoi;dei.t of the Ne"w York" limes warns
of proper remsdies, have enabled uh to ; lCie whdrn it may concern, to ba pre
save you " pared fr a war ol vengeance on the part of
'And am I really saved ?" I eagerly de- ; the South. No town, he writes, on the fron
mhtuied, "or do you intend to hand me tier or ea!.oard will be safe which is not
over to the a'Uhoriiiea, to be lega.ly mur-iWell defended. The Southertiers. from
dered again !"
"Ah, that is the very qces'icn we are
now considering The law has laken its
course, ar.d you have t e-u rnirariioixly
saved ; but is it not our duty to hand you
back into coi'ody ?:'
"Not whan llaaren has rfueJ the sac
rifice of an iniiDceiit mm V aid . Rjt
hear rre before you decide, and tbe-i, if yoo
believe not my tale, oh. let me plead Tor
that mercy which you need yourselves
either here or -realier ?''
I began sud told my story in my own
way and il was an impretive one. The
to men lis:ened attentively, and gave me
their sympathies, even if tbey doubted ray
narrative. Then they 'consulted together,
and decided to give me liberty on condi
tion that I would sacredly keep iseir tecret
and r-peedily leave the country never to re
turn. I accepted iheir condition, was
provided with a disguise, and three days
after waa on board a ve .! hound to a for
eigii clime. I have never feet) my rative
laud since, and neer expect to behold ii
a'aiu. Tbe f ubiic believe me dead, but
my friends ki.ow I live and that is enough
for me. My tale is a strange one, and I
ak none to believe it but it is all true cev
Gold in Bkfks Cocsir. The AUentown
"Democrat" says considerable excitement
prevails in Katztown and vicinity, on ac
count ot gold d'.scaery in Maxatawoy town
ship, on tbe land of Mr. David Gilt. The
ore resembles the California ore in every
point except richness, and comes very near
it in that respect. The ore is mixed np
with tbe soil, and a vein has been found as
big as a man's arm This very deposit was
discovered some forty years ago. At that
lime it was estimated by the owners to be a
siiver mine, it was hushed up until lately,
some gentlemen from Na.v Y'ork came for
ward to lease the ground, when suspicions
were created anew among the parties around
this new Eldorado ia oid Berk., New ex
amination were made, aud samples ex
humed and distributed among the inquis
itive. Some trips to Philadelphia and New
York have been made, to hava the ore aua
iysed, but the result has not yet beeo made
public. If this should turn out a , reality,
Kutztown would oon become an J inland
town of importance. ; .
r -A. reward of one thousand pounds is of
fered by a philosopher for the discovery of
one ainglo mm wbo ever asked lor a "little
good adTicOj' ahtf then followed it.:
Pest and Fmure.
Eternal is the power setene
That brings the Spring to all,
But brief the space that lies between
The ripeness and the fall.
The earth, ni shadow and in glow, -
Around the sun is rolled,
And lightly come and lightly go.
The years that make us old.
Oh, Autumn night, reposing now,
Like bird with folded wing ;
As old men think of youth, so thoo
Recall'! the vanished Spring.
The loved one dies, the love remains ;
As, when the East is grey,
The loll d and dreaming Wen remains
lis memory of the day.
Arrois the air the hasty brooks
Seem babbling of the past,
Saying, "How tender sweet the looks
That are not made to last!"
The mild breath of the waning year
Come up from holt and lea,
And over distant downs I hear
The ringing of Ihe ea.
The Rev. Solomon Stoddard, of North
ampton, 'he ai ceetor.of all the Stoddard
and a troop ihey.are, worthy son.- of a wor
thy sire had a black boy in his employ,
who was, like the most of boys, full of fun
and wichief, and up to a j)ke, no matter
at whose expense. He went with the par
son's horse every morning to drive the
cows to pasture. 1; was on a piece of table-land
some little distance Irom the vill
age ; and here, out of sight, the neighbors'
boys were wont to meet him and "race
hordes" every Sunday morning. Parson
Stoddard heard of i(, and received to catch
them at it and put an etid to the sport
N'hi! Snnrlav morniris tie told Bill that lie
,.' ., . , . ...
tvniilM ri.l ln mar to natfliim with the
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cows, and he night slay at home. Dill
knew what was in the wind, atid taking a
short cut acrois the. lots, was op into the
pasture away ahead of the parson. The
beys were there with their horr-es, only
waiting (or 15.11 and his matter's mare. He
told the boys to be rear'y, as soon as the
old gentleman crrived to give the word
"Go !" Bill Lid himself at the other end oi
the field, where ttie race always ended.
The parson came jogging along op, and the
boys sal demurely on their steeds, as if
waiting for "service to begin." But as the
good old mare rode into line they cried
!" aod away went the mare with the
reverend rider sticking last, like John Gil
pin , but ;here wss no stop to her or to him.
Away, ahead of all thtt rest, be went like
wind ; arid at the end of the fie'd B.llj imp
ed up In.ni under lua fence, and sang out,
"1 knowed you'd beat, massa ! I knowed
you'd beat !''
i motives of policy, have op to this time re
frained Irom retaliation. They have no
longer this niotie. So mawy of their own
towL have been destroyed, and such ef
forts made to burn Charleston, that they
will consider iheme!ves justified in the
eyes of the wpild, in carrjing out the Uz
tchonis. Miraii; M -soy and adozen other
jno--tr irvr ar.d guerrillas on land and
fleet steamers at ca, will do what they can
lo plunder and destroy. It must be expect
ed, aud guarded against as far as may be.
It ii to te wished that the war might be
fought out on civilized principles, as it
might be if such were the desire at Wash
ing'oti. but il there is ' Greek fire for the
mases" of the Scnth. it must be expected
that some kind of fire will be retnr.ied to
the mas-ea of the North, who may be witL
in rearh-of Southern vengeance.
War is a game that two can play at and
it is not always one-sided, as par'Uans wish
it to be. It is my deliberate conviction,
from everything I see anJ hear, that the de
f truci venes ol the war during the present
year will exceed all that has gone before
A n editor of a paper in Cairo, the other,
day met a woman twenty-one years old
who was the mother of eleven children.
She was a refugee from Teunesoee, married
when she wa fifteen year old, and in nine
months after was the mother of tree live
healthy children. In the next twelve
months she was the mother of triplets again
two boys and a girl ; then after a pause of
eighteen months she presented her husband
with another round of triplets, two boys
and a girl. Her husband loet bis life at the
battle ol Stone River.
Merry Jack Hale has offered a resolution,
to suppress th rebellion by act of Con
gress !" That will be right. Mr. Lincoln
has suppressed it ball a dozen tiroes by
proclamation. Now let Congress follow up
his wisdom by statue, by all means.
In bull fight days, a blacksmith who was
rearing a bull pup, induced his old lather to
go on all fonrs to imitate the pup. The
canine pupil pinned the old man . by the
nose. Tbe son, disregarding the parential!
roaring, exclaimed "Hold him Growler
boy, hold him! Bear it father, bear il ;
it'll be the making of the parp 1"
Tbe merrieit. people in the world, are
the Germans'; they have always piping
DESTRI'CTIOS OP THE BAST1LE.
THE MAN IK THE IRON MISC.
The Nth. of July will ever be s memora
ble day in French history, as having wit-
ne-sed in 1789, the demolition
Paris populace, of the grim old
by the j
identified with the despotism and cruelty
of tbe tailing monarchy. It, was a typical
incident, representing, as il were, the end 1
of a wicked system, but unfortunately not
ioaogur'a'ing the beginning of one milder
and better. Much heroism was shown by
the multitude in their at'.ack upon the Ban-
tile, for the defenders did not ridily submit,
and had a (treat advantage behind their
lofty walls. But their triumph was sadly
stained by the massacre of the Governor,
Delaanay and many of his corps.
' It was'now," says Lamartine, "that tbe
mysteries of this Slate prison were unveiled
its bolls broken its iron doors burit
open it dungeons and subterranean cells
penetrated from the gates of the towers to
their very deepest foundations and their
summits. The iron rings and the chains,
rusting in their strong masonry, were poiui
ed out Irom which the victims were never
released, except to be tortured, to be exe
cuted, or to die. On those; walls they read
the names of prisoners, the dates of their
confinement, their griefs and their prayers
miserable men, who had left, behind only
those poor memorials in their dungeons to
attest their prolonged existence and their
innocence ! It was surpriing to find al
most all these dungeons empty. The peo
ple ran from one to ihe other : they (pene
trated into Ihe most secret recesses and
and caverns, to carry thither the word of
release, and to bring a ray of the irea light
of heaven to eyes long lost to it ; they tore
the locks from the heavy doors, and those
heavy doors from the hinges ; they carried
olf ihe heavy keys ; alt these things were
displayed in triarcph in the open court
They then broke into the archieves, and
read the entries of committals. These
papers, then ignominiously scattered were
afterwards collected. They were lha an
nals of arbitrary times, the records of the
fears or vengeance of minit-len, or the
meaner intrigues of their favorites, here
fa.ithfnlly kept to justify a late exposure and
reproach. The people expected to see a
spectre come forth from iheje ruins, to :es
lify against these iniqni ies ol Kings. The
Bastile, however, long cleared of all gi"lt
by the gentle svirit ol Louis XVI., and .by
the humane disposition of his ministers,
I disappointed these gloomy expectations.
The dungeon, the cells, ihe iron collars,
the chains, were only worn-out symbols of
j antique secret incarcera'ions, tortures, and
j burials alive. They now represented on'y
recollections of old horrors. These vaults
restored to light but 7 prisoners 3 of whom
gray-headed men, were shut up Iegimately,
and whom family motives had withdrawn
from the judgements of the ordinary courts
of law. Tavemier and With, two of them,
bad become inane. They saw the light of
the sun with surprise ; and their incurable
insanity caased them to be tent to themad-hou-e
o! Charenton, a few days after they
had enjoyed freth air and freedom. The
third was the Count de Solage-, thirty-two
year before sent to this prison at his
father's request. When restored free to
Touloue, his home, he was recognized by
none, and died in poverty. Whether he
bad been guilty of some crime, or was the
victim of oppression, was au inexplicable
enierna. Tbe other foar prisoners had t en
confined four years, and or purely civil
grounds. They bad forged bill of ex
change, and were arrested in Holland on
the requisition of the bankers they had de
frauded. A royal commission had report
ed on their cakes : but nothing was now
listened to against them. Whatever had
been branded by absolute authority, most
be innocent in the eyes of the prejudiced
people These saven prisoners of the Bastile
victims released, caressed, even crowned
with laurels, carred in triumph by their
liberators like living 'spoil snatched from
the hands of tyranny, they were paraded
about the s.reets, and their sufferings aveng
ed by the people's shouts and tears. The
intoxication of the the victors brcke out
against the very stones of the palace, and
the embrasures, torn from the towers, were
soon burled with indignation into the ditch-
It was asserted at the lime, and long
afterward believed though there was no
foundation for the averment that the wast
ed body of lha famous State prisoner, call
! ed the Mac in tbe Iron ' M-sk, bad been
i found chained in a lower . dungeon, with
j the awful mask still upon the skull !
Speculations bad long been rife among
French historians, all tending to elucidate
the mystery connected with that celebrated
prisoner. By some, it was hinted that he
was the twin brother ot Louis XVI., (bus
frightfully sacrificed to make his senior safe
on his throne ; others affirmed him to be
the English Duke of Monraooth ; others a
son of Oliver Cromwell ; many, with more
reason, inclining to think him a State pris
oner ot France, snch a tbe Doke de Beau
fort, or the Coort de Verraando'u. It was
reserved lor M. Delort, at a comparatively
recent period, to penetrate the mystery, and
enable the late LorJ Dover to compile and
publish, ia 1825, his True Historp of , this
unfortunate man ; the facts being gathered
from the State archives of France, aad doc
omentary evidence ol conclusive authority.
It appears Jhat thi mysterious prisoner
was "Count Anthony Matthioli, Secretary of
; State to Char'es HI., Duke of Mantua, and
afterwards to his ion Ferdinand, whose de
bauched habit, and coneqtier.t - need,'
laid him open u a bride Irom Louis XIV.,
lor permission lo place an army ot occupa-
j tion in his territory, wuh a view to establish
French influence in Italy. Matthioli bad
xnr,l hi ,tini. n .;. . i. .
i iu iyc p iui , iiaw
visited Paris, nd bad a secret interview
with the King, who presented him with
valuable ring and a considelabte sum of
money ; but when the time came for vigor
ous action, Mat'.hioli, who appear to have
been intriguing with the Spauish court for
a beiier bribe, placed all obstacle ar.d de
lay iu the way ol France envoy, the Baron
Asfeld, was arrested by the Spatiisb Gov
ernor of ihe Milanese, and the French court
found that their diplomacy " was betrayed.
Louis determined to satisfy bis wounded
pride and frustrated ambition by taking the
most signal vengeance on Matthioli. Tbe
unfortunate Secretary was entrapped, at a
secret interview on the frontier, an carried
to the French garrison at Pigrterol, after
ward to the Fortress of Exile ; when bis
jailer, Si. Mars was appointed Governor of
the island of St. Marguerite (opposite Can
nes), he was immured in the fortress there,
and so remained lor eleven years. In the
autumn of 1693, St. Margueritte (opposite
Cannes), he was immured in the fortress
there, and lo remained for eleven years.
In the autumn of 1698, St. Mars was made
Governor of tbe Bastile, and thither Matthi
oli was conveyed, dying within its gloomy
walls on the 19th of November, 1703.' He
bad then been tweoty-foar years in this rig
orous confinement, and had reached the age
Throughout this long captivity, Louis
never showed him any clemency. The ex
traordinary precautions againai this discov
ery and the one which appears to have
been aherwprds resorted to, of obliging
him to wear a mask during bis journies, or
wrieu be saw any one, are not wonderful,
when we reflect upon the violent breach of
tiie law of nations which bad been commit
ted by his imprisonment. Matthio'i, at the
time of his arrest, was actually the plenipo
tentiary of the Duke of Mantua for conclud
ing a treaty with the King of France ; and
for that very sovereign to kidnap him, and
cocfiue bins, in a dungeon, was one of lb
most flgrant acts of violence that could be
committed ; one which if known, would
have had the most injurious effects npon
the negotiations of Loo with other sov
ereigns ; nay, wuh treating at all with him.
The cotfiaemert of Matthioli is decidedly
one of the deadliest cdains that blot the
character of Louiv XIV.
The prison of Matthioli. in the fortress of
St. Marguerite, is now, for the fir.t time,
engraved from an original sketch. It is
one ol a series of five, built in a row oo toe
arrapofthe rocky clif The walls are
fourteen feet tbick ; there are three rows
-oi strong iron grating p'aced equi-disiant
within the arched window of Mitthioli'e
room, a large apartment with vaulted roof,
and no featare to breake its monotony, ex
cpt a small fire-piece beside the window,
and a few shelves above it The Bay of
Cannes, and the beautiful range of the Eat
eral mountains, may ba seen tram the win
dow j a lovely view, that must have given
but a maddening sense of confinement lo
the solitary prisoner It is on record, that
his mind Was seriously deranged during tbe
early part of hi imprisonment; what he
became ultimately, when all hope failed,
and a long succession of year tdeadened
his sense, (tione can know the secret died
There is a tradition that he attempted to
"make his captivity known, by scraching his
melancholy tale on the metal dish and cast
ing it from the window ; that it was found
by a fisherman of Canoes, who brought it
to the Governor, St. Mars, thereby jopradi
zing his own life or liberty, for be was at
once impri-ened, and only liberated on in
contestable proof being given of his inabil
ity to read. After this all fisherman were
prohibited from casting their nets within a
mile of the island. Matthioli was debarred
on pain of death, from speaking io any but
his jailer ; ks was cenveyed Irom one dun
geon to the ether in a sekan chair, clo.ely
covered with oil-cloth, into which heeri
tered in his ceil, were it was fastened so
thai no one should see him; his jailers
nearly smothered him oa his journey to
St. Marguerite ; and afterwards the black
mask seems to have bean adobted on all
occaitor.s of tbe kind. Lord Dover assure
us thai il has been a popular mistake to
affiirm this famed mak was ol iron ; that
in reality, it was fjimed of velvet, strength
ened by bands of whalebone, and secured
by a padlock behind the head.
The same extraordinary precautious lor
cancealment followed bis death thai had
awaited him in lile. The walls of hi dan
geon were scraped to lhe stone, and ihe
doors aud windows burned, lest any inscrip
tion tho'd betray the secret. His bedding
and all tbe furnilore of the room, were al
so burned to cinders, then reduced to ipow
der, and thrown into ihe drains: aad alt
articles of metal melted into an indisting
uishable mass. By this means il was hoped
that oblivion migLt surely follow one of the.
grossest acts of political cruelly in the dark
record of hiMoryl
Ptscri says : "Mrs. Partington want to
know why the Americans cannot imiut
the French in the last move as in every
thing eke. Why not submit the quarrel to
arbitration She is sure Mr. Lincoln if
arbitrary enough for anything."