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sweetest flowers cnricll'l,
..•- , - ,
Wit:en the Eaitthi;-
-- - 'IIY:tIIISSIAS MOORE .
• Wien cold in'ti'e earth lies the friend thou hUst'lov'd,
Be licsTatilttiMitl his - follies forgot by thee then; — '
1 0r, if from"their - qlumh . er - the . ..Veil , he
Weep o'er them in 4i . tenee and close it ngalit
And Oh! if 'tis pain'to rementlierliiiv , far
Prom thepatiiwaymnighthe.iva.stempted to roam,
Be it blistrtorernemberiliat thou - wast star
That arose on his darkness - apil guided him honio
From thee and thl!innifeentheauty first came
The reveilings that taught him true hive to
To feel the bright pleasure, and turn - Idol with shame
--Frdm.theidolahedarkly had knelt to-berm:o.
O'er. the wares of a life long'benighted. and wild,
'_Thou,,eam'stlike soft golden calm on die sea;
And; iOniiipiness.pucely and glowihgly sraird
_ •On his.ey'njpg - horizon; the light. was li•onil thee.
And tho' sometimes the shades of past folly would riae,
hail tho' falsehontl againwould allure hi m : to•strity,
l ie but turn'd to the glory that dwelt in those eyes, •
— Atitrthe the=fitisehoOd: aeon 'Van; raway:',
As the priests of the sun, when their altar grew
A 4 the day-beam alone could" its lustre repair, .
virtue a moment grew lang'uid'inhhn,
but flew to that smile, and re-kindled it there !
as 011 p.
IVE 110 N. 111citivnii M. 'WILDE, OP GEOIIGI.I
Vhene!er I sad Mose qailing eyes, - •
All withhope, and joy;:aud
As. if 110.cloud'could ever rise, -
To' dim a heaven so purely bright—
.] sigh .to think.how sopr; that brow ,
In .grief inafToseits - every - rar, --
And thatlight- heart, so joyous now, .
Almost forget it oneeArns gay.
ror Tini"e:will•come with all its blights,
The ruin'd hope—the
And Love, who leaSes,where'er he.lights,
A burning "heart beliindl
And youth, that like ptirelnqW. appears,
• 'Ere sullied by the dark'ning
once touched by sorrow's tears,
-Will never:thinelso bright aliain,
, emeinkr - it—[Dirt you .
You remember the. time sought your
Ntrhen.a amije not a-word, was the summons to come?
When you called me a friend, Idl - LyOu fonnd
Thatour friendship ,ur t ned out to be love inc4isgidae?
You remember it—don't you?
You will think of it—won't you? . • ' '
Yes, yea, of all tidathe
. reinembranee will last,
Long'after the present fades into the pad.
irou vemersticilliEtrief that - yew lighter wiles shared
_With tho bliss you , revnernber, , coW aught be corn-
, . . .
pared? t , ~
You rerttemer how fond wan tny earligstyow?
Nod iquder thpp that, which I breathe to thee noiv!...
You. remember it 7 -ilern7t yor? , , '
You. ill of .i . . . ,t:—Won' t'you? . : ::
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ires;ies, of all ttililliel'ememhraneemi lz
Long after the present fades into the past.
:The Leaf-and the Stem
BY T. J. °WILEY
. A ehihtplayed.with n summer leaf,
9reeo prig the lei and bright; •
:Neer had he,Jcnown n pnng, of grief,
•H smerrylteart thrillettlight: '
-Art. old man gitze4' it - lyitlierkl stem,
,tlie_leaf's life I,M was gope3
A%;.ss .B..uunin's 'ghastly
A tear dreifell,ilterelir,
- Spring PalsF(ll"o.S7!!e grc4i 91( 1 ,
plealart scenes had fled; ' • -
Th,e lyit?ter's breath had him cold;
• .N9w deer he* with;tlie dead. '
• -Thp.,014 ,npul cm). no more he found,
„Alien! of dust, s there;
041 , Peil.F$ 1 ,f)etrrat4 grfts•in:lound , • •
„ Where life's
1. . • * Ah. I Nv.4;TI nrt thou , ImYJIT.IcrrY boy,;
And thou my sondire•man? , •
, shrill laugh of lOve nnl i t&
. '•• can. •.'
.Wherels the emerald leaf of spring,? . '
sllriTell'd on Auturnies breast, ^ -
• • 'Death's rriother,.,'Tiii a ferat‘fitt•thingi:
That youth 01:1168 must rest. ' •
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"JEANIE ROS - S,-A. lIIGHLAND
- . STQRY.'
Though the' Highlands - of Scotland -now
present a shadow of the peculiar. systeni of
society which 'once prevailed in 'them
though there are no longer, clansmen ready
to follow their chief io the field, at his slight
est bidding, or 'intestine feuds Wreaking
tlierriselves out - in -'bloodshed once - at-least
-in every generation—yet:there are still'
many things to, diStinguish its people frbm .
. nations. The. folloWing
story, for instance; whiciris-no-more than
fact, will show in how different a way a
pair of poor peasants may follow out'a love
Lattachment in the tipper part of Perthshire;
from any Mode known_ or practised in the
more Sontherlyparts Of the British isle. --
. Not many. years, ago, there stood a dem
fortable farm-house in the..rnidst of the ro 7
inantic - wildS ---- oFStrath7TUmmel ,- nothf a r_ .
from the bridge; well known - to. travellers,
h that .crosses the' stream from-which . . lite .
name of the: .the
is derived.• . With this
farm 7 house.,we 'have littleto , tio at" present,
except that in as..far as it was the residence,
at :tale period our story refers- to, of a very
cothely 7 l-lighland kirl r bY name Jeanie Ross,'
.who _underwent seme adventures in -her
time, of rattier a memorable kind., Jeanie - 1
ewa'S,bilt a servant, though,, as this neither
impair : ed her beauty nor detracted
worth, it is to' lie. hoped the_ circumstances
will not lower her'in . the eyes of the:reader,
She_as theidatighter of a small,, farmer, al
man in a decent but humble station - ,Tin --- the
imme : diatemeighb ourhood:of the large Term .
where she had gone to, SerVice, and had
spent- in: Strath-Tunither llygone.
'years; - Which yet numbered eighteen.
Young .as she was, her finely propOrtioned•
,figure; and her-sweet - if - not lovely
had not passed' imobserved .by the
: youth of the . district, and if she. had not,
r yet had- many offers, her good graces at
- least Were courted by. not, a 'few of the
strapping lads around, with a prospective
eye to such a consummation.. Whether or,
not, however, it , was likely
'Pummel should retain in : its . ..bosom 'the
flower it-had given.iiirth . to, .will-be partly
seen „from the
. followiog scene, in which,
Jeanie bore a part.- . .
One evening in November, a' yqung
shepherd, by name Evan Cameron, belong- .
ing . to the same farm where Jeanie served,
left his little shieling on the hills . ; Where-he
,resided Vi lijl is:wq4 Lo rn other,
and took his. way to the steading at which
his' master's - fainily staid. Evan had been
for two years in his present place, whither '
'he had come.from the banks of Loch Ran
noch. his native spot, distant - between fif 7
teen and twenty miles from Strath
mel. It was pitch-dark, to use a familiar
expression, on the night in question, ere
Evan' -reached-the - farm-house;.: - and'wlien
he did reach it, he di.d'iot enter, but took
up his station at-a retired -angle; of the pre 7
mises, from - which he could see' the door
that led from the dwelling-house to the out
louses—A•stranger to the rural manners'
of Scotland. if he had had-seen the ynung
shepherd,in. this position, would have
thought - hie - 1 a house-breaker or thief, but
the better informed 'on-the point would havei
known at Once that -he only came to see
hiS `sweet-heart." And 'Evan . did, not
stand long ere he did see her. The door
in the dwelling-house opened, and - Jeanie
Ross issued with candle, -inclosed in a
lantern, in her hand. tiipped across
The court-yaa to -mfe - -iirti - faTh:iftd - iitiffs - 0 - 8:,:li -
lolit hen was_utteted - try,the , shepheid,,and,
•to his . great delight it was responded to in
the same Way, announcing satisfactorily her
consciousness of his ,being there. • Evan
was too well aware of the danger of at-
tracting - obseiyaifol n, to [hint: of follbiviug
'his mistress. 1-Ie stood patiently, waiting
for the moment - when - Jeanie-ii ight think .
it safe to conic to him. In. a short time,
she "againappeared in- the yard the
light,•and tvan's pleased eye could obsetve
that a smile and a blush were on her Thee,
.and-that-her-walk- had h_that,irides cribable_
-want of Case which alWays - marks .a
mail's in° vements. when - .she is - sensible that
a beloved eye is fixed upon' her. Jeanie
then re=entered: tae house, and: all. -- }vas igain
.EVan continued' at Ins post, and insOnsi
bly_ fell: into -a -reverie-,--during---wh ich-lt is_
tnentql was busy 'in the contempla
tion of a feniale • figure -'bearing a lantern,
while-his bodily organs•cif sight were steadi
ly directed' to - they spot 'where a real object
of a similar , character had disappeared.
/low -long ills-re:Vet-lc.. might Itare',ccintin
ueil, is hard to say, had it-not-been'disPel:
led 'by, aSOft ;.toneh 'on . bis arm; . and a. sweet
'voice : pronncing. in. 'his ear'tlie' word
"Evan !" The shephe'id started, but in
aninstant he foldedthe:gpeaker in his arms,
And. had• imprinted altias on her, lips ; • a pro
eqeding., winch . was., graciously pardoned-L'
on the score,l. we
, - .suppose, - of his Abeing
'.4tartled as not to inow-very well -what he,
was, doing.. "Jeanic! dear Jeanie! were
Evan's _first words,. as he folded his plaid
around • his mistress, " hPvii',came,, you to
me 'sae quietly ! .: My eeri werenever anee
of the door that'you used to come out by."'
" ! Even," _said ,the young woman,
" thA's. 'the ,wnise sign ; for us, that I have
to' come out by, other ,WaYs Mint,
Woman, and, 'buirns,',hap,. - been . sent,:orirp'r
.my. father spy its,:eier..Ance. yeti sought
his leave to let married. . And the
menfolks' 'are - Worst of, a'," cO . ri hid e s - 110,
With' Thinigh . :Jeanie was
-modest-to J spo;,lbe- 'reaSonS.kr
this latter,fact,'lierlOVei was4terfectly•sen-
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sibleOf theni,. ." Mean, envious wretches!"
was the exclamation, accordingly, hat burst
from his Hush," said Jeanie, "for,
aught we know, some of them' may be with
in 'hearing o'• us.", "And what althO'!" .
Said the lover fiercely ; - but,' speedily ihodc
rating his tone, 'he continued, "We nnedna
'waste our thrte thinking on .then, -however.
Oh ! Jeanie ' it . will '- be .hard, after every
..reacly for our liappinesS, if ivp
should be sundered.. .It. wants but ,a feW
,o' Martinmas; and then I. mann enter
. on Ti . iy--new.---service...on Loch Rannoch,
Where - a - bonny Aliening is ready for
that I, ance thought:wad be 'a paradise; wi'
you for . its mistress' A' i-TroadY,Jeanie, -
'bid you "• The- girl's 'head fell on her
laver's shoulder. "I am ready, too,Evan,"
"anither house' but.yourslnever.
will.enter as a wife."
Evan was greatly consoled by the as.su
-ranee of-his mistress's
. fidelity;batthis did
not remove the obstacles in the way of their
union; which - 'hinged chiefly on the
-clination . -of_her_parcnts_that she should
wed.to a stranger, aria lout ar-Strath-Turr
inch- "l'heT - had ';otheirltriews besides for
her--=settlement though these had
never been inade known ti) herself. In spite.
of these Intentions -onAhe, part of - . 'her
friends,' however', Evan, before. the close 'Of
his - interview
. with Rose, •receiv,ed
her prOrnise that she would' leavemid
fly. -with . . him 'to - .Rannoch, -if her -people
did not come round; and give their consent
in a 'regular .way.
, come, to this
Conanston, the, loy„pr, „after. some further
talk - Of . a_nature chilcflyjnteresting to thein
' selves, parted,:witlt:an , agreement to meet
,for - another consultation within a. few nights,.
for the unevati,:c;:iihrso of true
lovel `Before the,, appninted night . ciuni!, -
_away,,by her father,. who,_
suspicious of her conunneticonantimication
with Evan - Cameronrasked his daughter's-
Master-to•perinit her to go home at the new
term, instead. of the old . one (eleven days
_later), as had been at first arranged, • The-
Master .Consented to thisrequeSt, which was.
made in the \ Most- pressing forth: - The
. wits, that Jeanie's father knew well
the approaching departure of Evan at the
Martinmas term, and conceived, that, if he
Were . ence fitly gone; .here would be no
more of the matter„_ absence, Jeanie
would soon fordet him; and the-ease would
be the same with him. Under this 'im
pression the father took his daughter home,
resolved to watch her closely till the eriti-
I cal-peridd was over. Poor : Evan was not !
long in learning the altered situation of his
mistress. Night after night - hip watchodj•
around her father's cottage to get a glimpse
of her", but in vain. Cameron was in de
spair: Helmd too ifmeh of -the mountain
eer pride in hint to subject himself to a se , .
_cowl repulse from
. Jeanie's father', similar
to the' one lie had already got, —The, terms
day came, and Evan, heartless and dispirit;;
'cd, was comPelled to depart for- Rannoch,
without,,haViitg even had the poor pleasure
of bidding Jeanie farewell. • •
Her father, nevertheless, had miscalcu
lated the strength of the young shepherd's
affection: Evan, anticipating his union
. with Jeanie, - had made arrangements
his mother's taking up her abode with a.
sister at Rannoch, -and this plan had .bepn
carried into effect'. On taking charge of
his new 'flock, thetefore, Evan - entered his
little cot on the hills of Rannoch alone,,and
he was thus left to brood -in 'solitude over.
his disappointment. ; Such ,was the effect
produced on-,him ..by this state of •things,
that hi,s new mastef speedily --- tioticed- his
growitiz despo'ndency; - ahtflindirinquired
~into the..cause...Evan candidly related the
whole of his story.;. and the fortunate're-,
sult was, that-his Master gave him leave to
visit Strath-Tummel,. 'whatever time it
Might-take, awd . endeavour, to see his
treSST — Tholidarrorrtl fd').4iuth - g re w
et' at the thought,, and lie was not hing in
'makingtase. of. the kind . liciensviccorded to
'him., . .
To one of ,the 1 fleetest runners y in' the
dales of Ranntieli, fifteen or
wasbut:abreathing distance; and, accord=
MiseYeral dilferent nights, Evan trav
elled tO . Sfrath:Tuminellliy the light
a waning inoon, - and Was bark to.his-floCk,
in'the morning.: . On the first three of th6se
journeyi, -- he did not -See,his'int'streks,- but
his labour was not in faiii:—independent'of.
the pleasUre it gave him to look at the very
ivalls_thatl7~l flier:.Without venturing to
appreach closely to the lionidliiscoyei
ed heyond a doubt in what portion Of 'the ,
dwelling. She slept; and'on the "fourth
he went close up, and with aheatin;g heart
threw.. a. little sand - against 411 e: window,
- which - Was -on the second floor. To-his.
inexi*essible joly,--Jcanle;appeared at the
window in so short *a time a's Made him
ibel, with sorrowful,pleasurO, thlither nights
Were like his pwn, too oftensleepless: Not
'daring' to' , speak, E van• held-out hietirms : pp
iteelngher..• It Was •Dbin she knew.hio;
for _ a
Motion tit, 'kind,
a- minute 'or two' they remainediji
positron;: , Sian
- Jeanie 'drew - baek. oain
kepthis Sts*irk;'apil . atm'. a ' , time hiS;misr,
tFess fq7appearett, • changed Vas" the' lover
could ' plainly see, in: her' dress,. The
yonfig man's: - heart
• " She is' how is
!no," theught:lM ; but
alas! how is she to,',Oomel!
'dent to him, thilt ii6jnflintiori - .of
trying the window ';' a, pasiiagef Way,:
indeed, urns pFobUbly'lmpracticable., ; ,.The
dodr, thop, was, the'onlY ; on her,
disappearing again from the
-moved 'retind. to' the froni, of thd•slWelling,
Here ho had not 'Wed few seconds,•thitil
thdlatett,..apd was' by
the side .of her 'faithful
Jeanie was .not , less faithful than, he.
She . had 'tried every possible - method to
- alte? the determination „pr her friends . ; but
as they remained obstinate--unreasoriably
so, she thoUght,- as Evan's character was - u*,
impeachable;she was now-willing to-per--
form her promise,--and go with him - to Ran
noch.. It. was midnight when Jeanie filet
her-lover, and they walked all the remain-,
der,of the nigit,the -- yonng Woman being .
too - healthy a dafighter ,of .the IHighlaiid
bills to care for sucha jolirugy, anypore
than Evan did. Bydaylight, theyreached,
the village of=.lkichonan, near the head of
Loch Rannoch; whore they. we're received
witiv kindly welcome by.illvarOs- relations
and friends,. Kichonan was- 'his -- riative
place, where he was known ac loved by
every -body. In, the house of a cousin'of
his, the pair found.-thest: and 'refresh
ment they required, and itWas also resolv — ed .
-that Jeanie should stay.here tintil, they were
Taking . adVantage; .for the first time• to
ariy.extentofltis rimster'spertnission,Evah .
remairiekwithphis mistress and his friends
for the rest of .that.day. --When.: the after
noon, came,' the fugitiVe pair. Were a little
startled by the entrance,
.into -the house
.were; of Jeanie's - uncle- from
Strath-TummA.. However, 7after he had
declared the . purpose of his,:visit,' the.-
ers felt. nothing but an increase of joy.
The Miele said, that when - Jeanie was mis
sed early in the morning, her father was
'convinced she had fled With Evan Oanteron,
and bad requested . biip,:--the fOl=
low them to 'Rannoch., and give :them' a
father's Consent and - good - wishes, since they
.were "resolve . d. pon'-being • u nited.. • .
..Evan was delighted with this intelligence:
:Soon-after• he had delivered
announced his intention to return, saying
that — he - Wished - to. - he -- home early. 7 ``ie -
Jeanie and Evan had any message - to send
back•by him,' he continued, " they _might
accompany him _a. short distance -oft his
"Evan and - -Jeanie agre.ed ...to • tho
proposal, and set.outwith Theynung
woman - charged:- her . relative 'With'. many
kind messages to her father and frietrds.
Engaged in this sort of converse, they
passed - on for, ahout the distance' of a mile
reached the side of it dense wood of birch.
Evan was about- to propose, int Jeanie and
he should turn here . , i%lten in'an instant a
party of ten-or twelve inmburst from the
wood,.ad.seized on his init4trest;, filantiti!r l
thernselves-between .him and ,her I They
Tere Stialh-Tunitnepmeh, Who:had come
pursuit of . the: liair,,tind 'the uncle . had.
been acting of_
- ft . (Teeny! ••jeanie
neither shrieked nor spoke, but, as her un
cle held ber by the arm, looked on lover
with a face of pale despair.. It was some
time before Evan could recover from his
;surprise, So far as to see clearly . what had
happened. — But the taunts of the captors.
lartmed him. Yetlie did not stir from the
spot, he'saw them moving away with'
their prize. For. a Moment. he thought of
struggling to the death to retain her, in spite
of them all.' Butthe hopelessness of.stieli
I an attempt was too apparent. A better idea
IStruck-him; -and no sooner hadlthe-Strath--
Tummel men turned a corder of the, road
close -by the scene of this ambuscade, than
Evan put this scheme in practicel: Pulling
his blue bonnet over his . brovir, lie - bounded:
with the. speed. of a roebuCk back to Kieft : o 7
nan. NV hen there; be flew to hii cousin's,
and,. whiting what had happened, sent him
to collect some friends, While he himself
t• an tn,others., .The news dread like wild
fire ; and. in the course
short tittle, zdl the men nearly oC the hamlet,
mariied•and single.,. were assembled round
Evan; 'declaring' loudly their , Willitness' to
follow hint to the, rescue of his bride: Evan
thanked thenr, and away it strong party Went
They did not' all remain together, for, it
!Was only the youngest "and moSt_active that .
betild follow on the - steps-OFthp-bereaved-
Evan. Such _ was the pace at which he:
went, that .the Stath-Tummel 1 men were
, Only tiVe• Miles from Kiehonati, when the
young sheplAerd, with;the' foremost of his
party,-- c,atup -NW Ith-di eni._llf)ri, seeing._
. purshers; the —Strath-l'utnmel
,stopped. • Tob nich„ex.eited to have any
prudential VonSideration at' the rnoment,
Evan bounded.anumg the party, threw aside
the men that were 'in his :'Way,•liore,in an
. mistress. from aniong•thein,. and.
planted--4mselt±before_her, • Ills friends j _
gathered around hiM,',.and, ns the Strath-,,
Ttimmel men Made a generatipoyement to,
recover their 'prize, there was every appear
aim of a.seriaus battle ensuin. • •
--Forltinately, howexer, before this could
take•Plaee,:.some Of the more • elderly and
prudent of !the itannock:. party came up.
One. of, 0100'ctied out .to, the Strath-Tuin
mo:rnep t 0,." lei ; all stand,aside„ and per
mit thelyoung,,womun tolellow•the ,bent of.
her own Seeing themselves
by far the weal - est - in:numbers, the majority
of.the men, ,of, Tummel. were, upon. tbe
'oolN:rather-glad than °thel:Wise to : consent
to This„ and all stood aside,,leaving Jennie
in the lAiddle., space:. „ - _The blustitng,girl
did not Make a secret for an ,instant of her
inclinations,' she. tarried; and 'dire* her
sel,f,into Evan's arms. Tileßal!elcmert
, ihr,ow up their. bonnets„aiitl,,gavo.a hearty
sliont in token. of their yletery. . nod) par
: ties then ,returned, to • thcir;,homes.
end.Jeanieii‘ient'to the house' frZ)rn;.whicli
they 'had beewsq,artfully decoyed. . They
were marrled'othon after, though
•are.,:hapPy . ..say..,untd. they, l 0 ;got, the
cement and the blessing of the.-hri:le's
lentin ;`relatives., : ; EvanNs, r little
among the : hkil§.of itatiflock behnie one of
The - 7i ,~----.,
the happiest., homes .In__the _Aighlamist
to use hialanticiPatory...words--.—if they may
he properly applied to earthly things—it
was. to its inmates .6 paradise.• .
The Conviete4 LoSer.
The following - is of:a.sketch 'con
tained-In a little volume:entitled "The Bit
o' Writhe '"• and other - tal6 just out
The lover, a- "broth of . a boy," - . of . about
20 years, 'was .convicted sentenced: to
be exeiied,-as one •Of a, party of . ‘,‘ tithe
arrangers," who - had attacked a gentle
mjn's(chouse for the_puipoge otrifling it of
aYms, and at,whieli one or more of the Po
lice had been killed, just as" he was about
being Wedded to his. Own ,Notwith ,
standing the evidence upon the' trial -. .was
_regard to his haing
b e en among foremosf - of the inuiderer,s,
his -attorney:and a fpiendentertained strong
faith of his inneetnce, and-succeeded in ob
taining .sucli proof of,.it, as led to. strong
hopes of a pardon. *To this purpose: the
affornefliajtgoile -- Arr - nublirq' an +it- js on
the •niorning of
.the execution that we now
introduce his frietid, anxiously awaiting Ms
_-.„. . . .
Early on 'the second I took
walk itito . the country, along the
rand, - vaguely - -shaping i meet,. - even so.
early, our zealous attorney returning toils
with a white handkerchief streaming from
the windo - of. his post chaise—that idea
'had got' into, mrllead .like a piettire, and
would ':recur every inoment. I met him
not. I lingered on. the road—heard our
town Clock pealing_ twelve—the boy 'had
1;4 an hour to I looked towards the
connty jail whether :had bean remova
for s waving
over- its . drop door. Glancing Ode more
along the... Dublin road; I .ran ''its fast its. I
,could towards the jail.. Arriving_at the iron
gate. of its outer yard, I was scarce n?
scions • of the 'Multitude:Which ,nat . ' ; on . A
height . eon fronting: it, all hushed, and silent,
or of the 'strong-guard of • soldiers
gate, till: one of them 'refused to Way... I
bribed the serg,eant .to carry my. name to
the Governor of the :prison, and was ad
mitted;'first into—the_miter yard, then by
the guard room door; and along a colonade
of pilhrs connected - With iron work - at citliVe
hand, into the inner courts of the Jail.
The guard room was under the execution
rooms and both formed a building in then - I-_
selves, 'separated from. the nfain pile, the
colon:1(1'0.ot' which I have spoken,- leading
from one to the other.: :What had sent me
where I now fonnd myself; teas an impulse
to beseech-the Sheriff,.(whom Lknew, and
who was. necessarily in the Jail, to accont."
pany the condemned to the door. of the ex
ecution room) for some short postpone
: of the fatal mometit. Ile 'carte .out
to mein one.of the courts at either side of
the eOlonade; we spoke in whispers, n 6. the
good and kind-htarted Governor and I hA.
overhear us, - in the' deserted, sunny spaces
fill around. I knew
,the SherilT must at his
perkl make any change in the hour; • but- I
tar him. our case, •and his eyes brightened
with-zeal and benevolence, _while he.put
.wateli blick three quarters of an hour, and
nsservated witli my uncle Toby's..oath, I
believe, he would swear it was right, and
-that-all-their 'clocks—were_wron,g„and `let
thern . hang himself for the`" mistake:'
" Oar .point arranged, we sunkinta si
lence. it was impossible to go On
even 'in . our consclints whispers—one o'-
clock soon struck ! the Governor, pare and
ngitateti, p pen re ni akin g, a sn - d — signal - v - tt
the sheriff.' 'We. beekoned him ovpr to
and he was shown the infallible watch, and
_retired again- without a word.. My friend
and I continued standing. side by 'side. in
resumed silence; and all was silence around
-Us- too, save-softie: -few- -most-inelmicholy.
most appalling sounds—one caUsed -by' the
step of a sentinel under the window of the
ceridemted - Cull - , - a - r - Mr --- uniCen - sido: -Of-the
prison.4another by the audible murmurings'
,the.' condemned and his priest, head
through 'that window-,both growing more
feft'ent' in, prayer:since
. .the,jail clock bad
pgaled one, arid-a--third _was..mittle; by_some
person, also unseen, striking 4,sin4le stroke
with a wooden mallet; about ettry, half
minute; Upon muffled .at the
top of the prison, Yes• L-1 can recall two .
Other sounds which irritated me greatly;
the'ebirping of „sparroWS in. the .sun--and.
-now Strangely, sad=r-and --,tick"; of
the . Sheriff's watch, which I finer=
ly in his fob, The. minutes fel!
pained in the throat-4burniA7,,
and' . losing; my presenco, of. mind, The
Povernin.Appqafc.d agant; My
lered the prison 1 remained'
alone. confused. ~In, a, feW , .minutesl,,the
,Govern ‘ or ci4ro
. .eipt, barcOratled; and: ; tears
were on 140 cheeks. '
,and his„Younger ',penitent: followed—
,the. former li . OPaSSed - aU ern') throUgh one
uf. the liiancied..*m§4l.lVi:,latter,.and.
l'handa _clasped, and. pointed.. upward,
anti:dry pull were. praying audibly, idy
old School-fellow (the elciTyman) wept like.
client had pasSed the
thicahbld into the, collottaile ,with
paced.along, and*,his . cheekS and. forehead
were ,scarlet, while his eyes widened', and
heatird, Mid 'were fix'ed . 6n:die Steps going
to , ;. , the . eXecutiod roetn,straiglit,;.befOre
Ile 'did uot,yet..,see Mo,,:gailog :at
the SitiAlff a p tra red ~hchind ; him
and his also, bareltetMed,,',l..44l#lY,
snatched Inv hat' from tiny; be
tiOn - attrae.til
sook his forehead and his cheeks--•and•how
~leyes c losed..while,-.-cold_perspiration
buist out. on his brow,' and "he i:started;
stopped and faltered 1 Dili he recognize j
•me as the' person who had spipn kindly .
to him in - -his•cell before his trial, anit pet
haps. With : all my ptecantioit; given him_ a
vague hope 1 -or was it that the•unexpetned
appearance - of a human creature - staring -at
him in utter commisiteration,in.that - other- •
WiSe lonely (*rt.:yard; had touched - the
Atord. of hunian associations, and called him
back.. to 'eartb, out of his enthusiastic -vi
sions Of heaven?_ I know , not, Icannot
even guess, who can 'As he faiteted,, the
young' priest.- passed ill's: kin'around his
' licitly,' and gently -urged-him-to'lis-knees,
and knelt With lina, ehecks,'his
lips, pressinetis hands, and in-tender wide
.pers, 'manning him again fdr facing shaine.,
and death, and eternity.. . •
-The Governor, the Sheriff and. in
•Stinctively . assumed •the attitude of prayer:
at the same ;mothent. • 'cut I hate to giVe
cbatacter clapttap to areal ; though won
derful occdriEtice, by continuing' too - circum- I
‘own-boy' never even
mounted the steps .of tie
We were first 'startled while we all knelt,,
- as -- it7afterWaids proved; : her shrielce - at:
the outer,gate--slie had escaped from the
restraidt of Iter family, and hid come to the
jail ",:insisting . pn -being . married
. to- him,,.
'With the rope itself around neek,to
a•widow for him fen. ever?'--`--and nextlthete
was 'a grand shout from- the multitude:on
-the rural heights:before- the / prison, and. my,
own ccaselessidea of our attorney, with a
white hail kerchief stt'eaming. through The
.window 'of.' his post chaise, was . realized,
thOugh'eVery one saw it-but I: -And "Mova,,
.-Self-transported"' - for - life, : I went lout-to -Van.
Dieinon's land - r isimeLweek's aeterVviirchii,a
Happy- and contertuni Wife,.ber_ fatnily hav
ing yielded to her *wishes, at the instance : of
more advocates than . hersele,'•• and put some
money in her ,
. . _
•A DEAI3. curious trial_ was.
cently. held at MiddlegeN-_,Sci-isicins, in _Elk.
gland. Thomas Saverland, the prosecutor,
stated, that on the day after Christtnas . , he.
was in the tap-room where the defendant,
Caroline Newton, and her sister, who had
come_ficun', iiirmingltam, were
The latter jokingly observied that she had
promised hey siVeetheart that no man should
kiss her while absent. It heing holiday
tinie, Saverland considered this a challenge,
and ealight hold of her„ and . kissed htn...
The young woman n;ok it as a joke ; but
her sister,' the ...defendant, said she would
like as little of that kind of fun as he illeas
ed. Saverland told her, if she was 'angry
he would kiss hei• also. .le'then - tried:to
do it, and they fell to the ground. On ri
sing, the woman struck him. Ire again
tried to kiss her, and in the scuffle - she bit
off,his nose, which she. spit out of her
month. The action was brough(to recover
damages for the loss of the nose. The
defendant said he had no business 'to kiss
her; if she wanted kissing, she had-a hus
band to kiss her, a better, Imiking man than
ever the proseeptor was. The jury, with
out hesitation, acquitted her;' and the chair
man said, 4114 if. any. than attem p ted, to iss
a woman against , her will, she had a right
to bite off his nose if She had'a fancy for
so doing.. , •
A . somewhat noted hanker; not a thousand
miles off, (luting the heavy reversei - whieh
_sought 'consolation his
_pmer book, every Morning. No
than he would 'utter, in rapid succession,
the most ylolept and abhorrent baths; against.
- his -- ilVorfune, and those w hoin 'he imaght
ed to he-the authors of hift.reveises. `fr My
dear,-"—satd.his wife -to Mkt „one morning'
after prayers, while he was: s'enting forth
his impreetions—" Do for Mercy sake dither
leave off praying o'r swearing,/ don't care
TIIE PROGRY,S,S OF TEXAS: •
-.The 'Mobile Advertiser` gives the fol
lowing 'as an extract 'of ,a letter,. dated
- Gnlvesiefiff - eity; Septe'tql*Olt, - 18:38:
In Galveston Ctty, - :sife - in - ohtlis ego -- ;
not live buildings were to ...ho seen,' now'
nearly one hundred are - fini6hecritid - as•
many pore. contracted •for f a large :wharf
is, nearly' completed,..and .:two • more- are
under'contract,.one•for the ,steamboat e.orn
out, and With good *.atiers;ound judgniced
It is very healthy, being surrounded'. with',
salt water, bayirig the Gulf of Mexico on
one sidd and the beautiful Bay of GalveSton
on the other; bY - which tliit'inhabitants,must•
:always have a.:delightful - breeze from the
same quarter. This now is the sicitiv sea•
ilOn't - know a case of sickness rmi
' the - Island, among . , nearly ',500 prople.LL
Emigranfe, - by arrivintit - this place, will
find cnneyance to almost'every part of tl'4e
.country. This is the New York of Texas,
and is destined in' a Very feW years
Net' • Orlerins--e-Galveston,' as a harbor, is
mach suPerior.' The depth, of Avat:w nit
the respective bars, about equal, 13u1
GitiVeston has an immense advantage in
being directly on the' Gulf, and not requiring;
tfife!'ecisilYnaiiF ittchin4olA/41i3iS •to •Con
duet.=:VeSsels .to their, destined „haven., _N.
-Nese 4 ; 6 tn,!'Nclv:_i_Y*Sttli.P.t:ri*E ; :Os
,‘ safety; • :as to, 'New:Or
liaaile,', They hay° this,..pott . number
,k7oot - .Cr t iising !tea.
The - .custom liouSe• office*, are indite and
4t,t . entivp, and. 'the• people., generous; open
.fielirtiia; and welebnaC'„the., titrattger.(ps, a
.TVASIP S_EgIESI .=4790. .4
From the' Baltimore ✓lmerican
.. , .
. . .
:We learn from the Natchez . Courier that •
the U. S.'- . Bank - dias• pureliaied - lif the -- -Com= - - - =.
inissieilers.of the State of MississiPpi, the:
Union Bank Bninisk)f that State to the'..
amount of. 5,000,000 of, dollar's, which.ave '
ni 3e paid for iii the following manner, viz:
$1,000,000 in N. York or Philadelphi'a;
.in.eci.hidown: - • - • - • .
. . .
. $50.0,000, in Louisville, .60 days after
Ist of •NovOinber:' - . •
$500,000-in New Orleans, same date.
$1,500,000, in' Natchez, in Mississippi
Currency, in December.-
- $1 . ,50000 in N. Pori Phihnielphia, -
OP - days of—Jarivary,
lu reference - to this. mportant transaction,
the Courivr says
.„,"'Most sincerely do we congratulate_ the •
State,:orlalississippi upon this -timely .and •
advantigsous negotiation. Nothing in 'the
range of probability &mid - have iieenidone.
sogtignally beneficial tp.The ditizens . of our
State, particularly-those .of the interior,.as,: .
this arrangement.. Itwill enable the I.Jniott
-Bank.forthwith to -commence discounting,
which She- will nodbuliflltY,- as--±-.We-iinderT—
, stand is the, intention, at the rate of about a
million and a half, a month, until she will
~have loaned to our citizens 'alma, seven..a.tul.
half-mullions. 'Phis, w ill afford great
• relief th• those Who ..are .compelled to pay
I money _to the Marshal and Sheriffs at the
fall terons_of duretiurts ; apd. thus save-im
mense amounts of property from sacrifice
andel' - the - liaminer-!--it will immediately
recive our phrrency.-aint resuscitateithe - . dew
! pressed_ condition df.all. the monetary 'bk.
fairs of-the State ;.--whereas, if -the negock.
_ationilad been . made with. Mr._Piddle, •
I it could oot have - ,licett made - on this side , of
the Atlantic. Aml even if
,the - Commis
eioners liutl been - stiOci;aful - iin Europe, :the
relief- would hare, come too late for Tall
those who need - assiitanec this . TAW' •-•
• rie Baliimore.Chraniele has the
.r,espeeting Mr.• Forreit's
nomination,— ••• • • ,
"\Ve are glad to hear that Mr.' Edwin
Forrest has (Teti . rig a s s a -midi ?
dale-for - Congrei mild probably
have been defeatc mt intim! a can
diEtte,and wood° ls= not
winning far More substantial advantages--in
his procession than he would ever reach in.
Congress. We,are sorry,:howover,to'sce
that sonic-Of:on: contemporaries object to
Idol on account yf his_profesSion. One of
them goes ,so_far_as.to the nomina;•
tion of a player'for a station of honer" is an
insult to the community. This is:dange
rOus•doctrine.-7-In this country- no man's'
profession should be held to place officers
and honors beyond his. reach, unless . that
profession be an infamous one.' The stage
presents great temptations to vice and im-
Morality, hence actors, in the general, are
beld-in. light esteem by the community.—
Mr. 'Forrest lin' resisted all these tempta-
Lions With theirToSisuccessitirfortitae,
is zi mad of the most exemplary moral char
acter: 'ln his ,domestic relations 'his 'princi
ples and practice are, alike, of the highest
moral, _tone.. It_ is:perheps, well that he
should refrain from going into 'publie life,
for which his, studies, and puirsuitS have
probably not rendered . him quite 'suitable,
_hut the mere cirettnlstances of his . ,beimor
haiing been 'an autos oiiglit not;
country, to be held as tulisqualification.
:reinfut Case.-The l'few York city pa- •
tiers:mention the 'pieduction at thq!Police-, •
of •.a well black man named
of the loweSt infamy. in - that city whether
a „young good looking
white female; :whom hcint . d • enticed away
from her parents in ChOter county, Penn-
The girl was alsoln-the -
Ake, and presented a spectacle of indelieri...
— ll7 - id - thegirl - Int4r Sri
he nogro-nni „fie ~rtwerzrsel
his inaste r• m --r;l her father, • .6%
• The New York - riaperSl. - ,MvimMeeq.:ili4t
iites -- the - th*
nntion for '(;*ongress. It is - sail.::thir
-William Leggett, joint Editor.of*g„,:oiti
Pest, and shbsmineritlir,?Eo4:', - 6f
gainflpaler: is 'to fill ilie-'y'aCpylOA , t, - ,k
: THE •131.rrrert, .
a party of twelve; Ilia a dispi!ted question .
should:be settled by :the opinici,n,of the !pal!.
joriiy; -,the,six expressedihernashies
opposed. to the six 'gentlemen,. aktkelOtrterl•
a victory:. A gentleatan_objee , t4;4"..:4*
as. the Dumber 'of votes was equal,,;
‘ they were half acid "',f'rue,7'l.eg!
iilieJ a witty fairoue, "buti,i,ve are:the. bet.,
ter halvei." •.. • ,
• T . lciux Roanat.—Miss . :
lins took Op 'Robert at• •Bainsta.
ble; for not fulfilling lily prorniSe't6 merry
her.: The gist-of the 'evidenee 'turned 'mit • •
thie, '1 asked' Pelly,” sitid ''ltptiekt; ",,,! 4 if
she :,'%y'ould -have me; and elie.ausweneei ye6';
knit rdid iiot tell'her 'that r'wenld hate
taking, to, describe the - habit of, ',the
•.69 late that: .they,:inst ,
always he hungry: '.they. have their
ater at '9, , in; the evening,. ,ard•
a ck ii',at 14 . 0444,itt
the nioining," • •