Carlisle herald. (Carlisle, Pa.) 1845-1881, February 26, 1851, Image 1

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E. lirdirrary, PrOPP iCZOI'.
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DR. U. niTATICVErir, •
strert,.neur 11. e. 0 1 1,.. I 105..1. 11.
will give Isis Tenlatln •-10y..h.:
diseases, and dis,,,,cs .dnvn aid t•
Ito trip. 'tits cy S a l ninny
clock, 10 sOri.siessl casks. among
he pbor.
January 22. 185 I.
WILL Orferm all
' 41 071 - I , T . W operations ,upon the
Teeth that are regal,
red for their preservation, such as Scaling, Fi ling,-
Plugging, &e, or will restore the loss of them,
by inserting Artificial Teeth, from a single tooth
to a fall sett. in - 0 flice on rite . street, a few
nor, south-of :the Railroad Hotel. Dr. Lis ali•
on t the last ten days of every month:
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s mo n A c r r i y c l T
u vr i
n t r;
au cceeded formerly Practising - phy
sician of this place, solicits the patronage of :he
friends of his predecessor. mid shall be happy
to wait upon all who thay ‘ favor him with n cell.
novl3,lm MILLER, M. I).
EIT&. W. lIFINDEI., Sargeon Dentist
informs hi§ former patrons that he lito re
tuned to Carlisle, and will he glad to attend to
all thF line of his profession. 100.31
the rbOin lately occupied by 1)11 Foster,
:Iceeased. roar:11 '47
wivx. 7A. rENßosii,
A T roRNEy AT LAW,ill — practice. In
Ow several Cintrts of Curnberinnti county,'
It' F.ICE. in ;Whin Strbei, - in the 'moth former
y ocenpied Ith - nndebnry, Esq..
bison-we to Ilectom's Row, two
pt , tr!cholder's 'irc;i'ol: • [ or I.
jrus rtcE OF THE PEACE.
FIN: :II rt'S residenee, corner of Main street
ire, opprisitc Burkholder's
.• id:du to Pr du'a•s of Justi. b o,‘
. attend tv nll kieds of writindty
- '•, inds, nicrigsges, indentures,
tnent, notes, &c. _
• •_pjoi•olge
tOtO Of the
-• .11 lOUS ,It Un sull E. Thu various the clue 0; compeßl.l
-•,• •• •-• •ut 14:ir.,••, and t-Ver) !mule:lvor ,;11
. 2'; .. • the ultra; nut inivlthetual
;.2.;icti , : - +. '1 he bur - rounding .
, 011:1 ln.ablidul, and 1110 'll
ly Ii It tint bunt town 01Vinge •
lull jutot rrooto.i ;•±!c±c• , s
ro,tv - d from PhiliMrl•
Ath., o t :Mutt •
j z tr, malty s artteh: ot Mcine
;low in luaetla.r with Pumtu,
Varnishes, Turpentiq,, Perfumery, Soaps,
f4' ...err, Fine Gukry,{ Fishing I.'aelcle,
13 !mite , of Slot essmy itioseription, with an
s,: ; t•••.' • ai tit which lam de
r ..t•J ttl: at it.: cr.: p:ices. •
5111(1 til rc., F t•ctlltlly n c y tt,lrti nut to
;AN I), ap thcv roc.
*tlxttrtsive Cabinet War'e-Rooms,
- tr - D ICP 11. 1i ‘.III,EX, la Wm.
Lik r, EIN EN
-I)EIt.T.I .I , lar• 1, amt, CarliFle,
vvoti,d r, Ole Unr,ltde
WO 01.! 1,111 , 1 , !:••13.4i111y that ha hia im
ii ial a large tissorinii ui tii hew
and elegant I'L 111 , 1 l'l'l' P.E,
• in part ft! Ziolas,
Warilrol,a,i, Card -had other
Ilvdi , l-84 , , plain and fancy.
Ilan an
• &e. manufactured o f Il i , : hest
innerials and quality warranted. Also a gene
`ral.alsortnlent of Chairs at the lowest prices.—
nvide to order and repairing
prommiy intended to. ;YrCt)PFIN3 made to
order at the, shortest notice. null haring a spleti
did4Fiarse be will attend fiderals in town or
C0 , 1117ry.0-_ - r• I) wit forget the old stand of Wtui.
G. Gibson, in North klanovel---I,eco, a few
doors unrth of Glass's Utile'
Sent 4-1 y
° ,r 7), aUs
- -741
C.Jrihr of MinOrcr and Lout/" r sl?! , , Carll . ,Fit'.
Mtin has always ell 11,:ntl a large
St,Kik of supt.iior Cabinet in
different stylv,, n hie!, he is prepared to :sell at
the lowt:st •pi WCS. tic invites attention partic
ularly to the Spr Rd tom Bcdstend, a
11106 , useful arti,•le, :which erqtrtly obviates all
objeettuti3. he bottom can be mulched to old
Bedsteads. They have given entire sattslae•
lion to, all who have them in ttse.
.rat)E.T.ENS made to order . at the shortest
notioe. •,
CRrlide, Jnn'y t 7, ISsl•—lv.
Extensive Furniture Rooms
%VP:I. VER. would respectfully
tension of flotise Keepers and (ho'
.•xtensive stock of -ELEGAN'I'
is lAN E.. including Sofas, NVardrolics,
Tahlt.s, Dressing and plain
every miry article in his branch of
-1190, noW on hand the largest as
,IR,S in Carlisle, nt the lowest
made at the shortest notice
aid n i;ll.lrti itrk.Vlt!ed fur funeralS. He colic
:Ili eF:ahllslitnent on North
,' q. t.!1 , 1 inoinii or year.
- if.7o—ty
1) 1-- would respectful
•ty. intOt tit the public that lie is now preptir--'
partetro't all operations on the Teeth that
rt,:atrud. Artificial .Teeth ittsened,
1 . 01 tr,.. 1419:11 to an ent e set, upon the
••tot.l no .4oproited .penciple, The pa
1, ,tai. o r is resptitilnlly
ii.l ma.; b,: - t? , ut tits .residence - or his bro..
ther ell N 'IEIII tilt street.
I S, 1850:
1.;:,74:'.1.1'11330Z1. WARD
rtz'....,"..d,er would respectfully inform
the public ,ociirrally that he has
41.% `. - Vest Night street, a lest l doore eato
.1 Itheads's N.Vitrehouvo, wh: re
end will 'lc,•et, cello-tautly ell
,;1 ail hitod: of am
" 1,1 pita all other I,turis.
of gall, ail of Pell low for ash
April 3,1850. '.1 . .011N N. Al 2 iNIS'PRONG
NO'X Icy
Commisttioncra of Curixbeflund county
• o , •mor to inform the pu:lilic,.thtit' the eta
Board of ,Comtilitioliurs ,
, , mal fourth Mondays of
t• 11) 1111311.11, ,IClLlinie any per t ama haring
li,vile4l with uhf lioara, Will I . llc o t t h em a t
tinir'olfice Cailt,le.
4:t.ttra,. WM
11, ~fl u il i ig ji t sjutiiittpttt,--..-'-Pt . ilatt: . ~ ttil l :Attratitre';:.' Etttit.iition,: •
,iTiltifirs ; '...',3 g rilvittut;,-girt.l_ , : iiii6lii' . ' air
.:-:fintrill. -',%llirtitatitiii..:!...
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Come back—come back—thou youthful time !
When joy Mid innocence were ours,
And redolent of sweets and flowers.
Conio back! and let us roam once more,
Free hearteil through life's rleasant ways,
And gather garlands as of yore.
Come back—come back—ye happy days!
Come back—come back—'twas pleasant then
To cherish faith in Love and Truth, •
For nothing in dispraise of anon
Ilad sour'd the temper of our youth ;
Come back !—and let us still believe
The gorgeous dream romance displays,
Nor trust the tale that men deceive.
Come back—come back—yc happy days!
Come back, oh freshnes'S - of the past!
When every face seemed fair and kind,
When sunward every eye was mist,
And all the shadows fell behind.
Come back! 'twill coma: true hearts - cMi turn
Their own Decembers into May ;
The secret be it ours to learn,
They cpine—they come—those happy days!
From the National Era.
4 .A. Story of the Indian Wax.
In glancing over the quaint chronidies of the
Indian wars, it is pleasant to turn from gory
tales of savage cruelty, to the few instances
where that cruelty was baffled. Pleasant is
such a story, heard by the fading coals of a
winter fire, from the lips of some good old
grandmamma. I have a friend, who is neither
grandmother• nor aunt, yet she tells me many
a tale of the olden time. The incidents of the
following story Elie heard from the lips of the
principal heroine, who died at an advanced age,
some thirty orforty-years ago,. - - .• _
The . .Nl:snachasetts c , •louy, as it suffered
first, also suffered most sLverely from the dep
redations of the savages. In the hill country
- Of IV V - 0 Li 6r, 1117.3ir frnmennWLTlTri ,
sea and skirmishes left the settlers little quiet
...1 , -peaee-of-10-ind,---Every-towir-had - its -, fert; -
and fur some ,years barfly a season passed,
,the n ;:ome alarm did not drive the inhabi t
tants within its walls. The • getting into fore,;
as it used to be termed in letters of that day,
came to be anticipated and provided for, al
most asnaturalkr as L ,Jhe ' getting in' of the
sical Academy,
At one time, the settlers of the ow pleas
nut village- of S—. on account
tiacing dononstrations, had left their log cab
ined farms, and intrenched themselves within
Weir stronghold. There seemed no imminent
danger, but it was a time of war, and they
knew too well the risk of carelessness. They
had remained there for several months, how
ever, without being seriously molested, when
their stock of provisions'began to fall short.—
A council nput the affairs of the larder was
Hforthwith held. the nearest point at Which
flour . t inebe obtained was a fort distant a
;curacy of_ r. Clay tel a 11.11 f. To reach it, I.hey .
must 11,m.:.1 ila.k fore:* I,:h. l'witliho,tile In
1s men Limuld ga
in a r.n tll', expeilition, leaving
the- immei-rairi-tl,ii-irml—unprotected-forthrb e- ,13:,5, but, :is they tr,tml
.safe. Accordingly
they stoic out with Muffled trend, just before
the dawn of day, Mid marched off in solid
phalanx, leaving, beside the boys, only ono
l't 1 ' rg
trusty sentinel, whnsc duty itß f n,to - gintrd the
old and disabled of their :sexand their choi
cest treasures. the day of their departure
passed as , idly and as tediously Ce, days in the
crowded fort were wont to pat:S. The sun nt
last sunk lazily doWii the western slope of the
'Sky, throwing shadow-mantles upon the forest
trees that circled the fort around at a safo die-
The women were sauntering languidly with
in or about the barricades;, and a group of
boys and. girls, the only things that seemed to
retain the spirit of life, were plitying at hide
'and seek' among the unnumbered, old chests,
barrels, baskets, and bundles, that made up
the joint stook of the community.
Ina turreted, stuffed; arm-chair, at one mid
of the principal room, sat a girlish looking
matron, whom you would have,marked at once
as an exotic flower in that hard soil. She was
not Wondrously beautiful, but slight, graceful,
anti fairy-like in face and figure, wearing that
indefinable something that envelqpßs,thotrue
lady everywhere, be she crowned with a sun
bonnet or a coronet.. As respects externals,
she was dressed.ib the same coarse robes as
MA) around her wore; but a ,babosleeping on
her arm, and its Lroblered muslin frock was
scarcely whiter-than the .hand_that_Kessed_it
to a mother's breast. Lily of Massachusetts,
as she was, we will call her Lilian.
On a high bench by the window toward, the
east, sat a perfect contrast to our lovely Lily.
The sun-flower would have been the fittesiem ,
Mem of the tall brown featured and brown
haired woman, whoiset wielding a giant nee
dielLtit could not be called sewing—ligainst a
huge rent in some soldier's habiliment. Peg
gy it (you could never have convinced her of
ehilin to the swan-like' name of Margaret)
Nadia pair of eyes that flashed rathCr than
poked. They glanced always eldelong.froma
bristling array, of gnitrilitindashos, shaded by
',a brow dark as a• againid the twilight
sky. One of these glances flashed .upon Lil
ian, as she paused to knot her thread. The
young mother was leaning upon the hard cush
ions of her chair, gazing dreamily through the
port hole of - a whitlow, on the thin clouds that
sealed its 'spot of sky.' • : "
You're kind o' lonesome, hey?' inquired
Miss W., •in a 'condeseending tone, as though
she were addressing ✓ahild.
Lilian shook back a stray, lock, and smiled
a little anxiously. _ .• k
could almost conjure up skulking Indians
out of the'obadows among thoie gnarled old
trees Jonder,' she answered: •
'Never speak,oLtho Evil One, and ho won't
appear, child! • You're scary—not used to be
ing left, i'clittont your husband. Now I—when
fathe• lived up boidry;- 2 '
She was going to .! wind a ram?. 'as sail,Ors
rrtllau nzrz~.
say, from her own tough experience'; but th
thread was snapped hi the outset by.the oh
sentinel, who just then stepped to the door;
calling out;
'Mrs. L., here is old Fire-Arime for his to
Old Vice-Arrow—his unpimnouncenble In
dian name was thus translated—was a trust : .
worthy feionli.o_the_whites,,ancL.cherishotLa—
peOuliaily grateful altaehment toward Col. L.,'
the husband of Lilian.
Lilian laid her nurseling carefully into its
crib, stopped to a closet above the high mantel
shelf, and taking down a sort of horn pouch,
carved off with her delicate hand a huge quid
of the precious weed.
'Don't let,' added she, as sLo gave ^
the parcel into the soldier's hand. Watkins,
alone to the wicker crib, she took her babetr•
lily hand and stood watching its lips, parting
to every breath.
Suddenly Miss W. sprang up from her bench,
dropping her work, with a half suppressed
scream of surprise or terror.
Before she could open her lips again the door
was burst ajar, and the old sentinel staggered
in with a fear blanched face. ' Oh, God! have
mercy upon us? ; ho ejaculated unsteadily;
An electric shoekof terror shot through the
bosom of every timid listener, and all sprung
up pale and quivering—all.but Peggy Vir.,.who,
having recovered her momentarily lost self
possession, stepped proudly before him with
arms akimbo. "
what are'yon slinking here for!' sl
demanded, flashing her leopard-like glance ou
his, blanching countenance.
'The Indians!'
4 I know it! I spied the dastardly skulkers
behind yonder bush clump! But what said
the copper face outside ?'
We are the victims of n deep laid plot,' re
turned the old soldier. The savages have
tracked our men, and they nrq to attack us to
night! God best .l rows our doom or our de
fence. 1 must not stay here!
She and shrieks drowned his departing
footsteps. None heeded another in the first
moment - of that-ccrnfused-anguish.
My God ! my husband y faltered Lilian,
tottering to the cradle of her child. the sank
to the floor with cla! , ,ped hands, bowing h . er
"head upon. themin a iti - oiliertgony and -hopeL—
---littsh-l-overy - mother r s - child - of - yon - P -- rang 2-'
out Miss shrill voice; and Lilian looked .
instinetiVely up to the only undaunted eye . in
the room.
'Silence, and up with you! You've something
rise to do than to .sob away yoin• senses inhys
teries, to-night ! Mrs. L. are you going to sit
_them anitne_yo_ur_hal...braimLdashed,..:out
against the chimney piece! I've neither eMok
nor child, thank lletiven! but if I hadjorty,,
they should see to-morrow's sun shine, please
God! our only hope ie in Him!' gafved
'Our hope is in the common sense ho has,
given us, 1. tell you! We Imve not nne mo
ment to lose now. i'ilends , follow me!'
- She sprang into the guard room with an e
lastic bound, v,-hose < echo seemed to galvanise
the whole throng E7)l . fainting owls behind her.
This room was a small apartment, stocked with
arms, and tapestried with the regimentals and
clothes, 110 W and tild, of the garrtsou. 'Agreat
port of furniture hat ;11,sented itself with
lavollArtiers ; still a goodly array - of gar
..manta_snd runs,,mch_tia_they_were,_rina,Lar
'Throw down yon rogimentals r she cried,
suiting the action to the word. 'All the old
clothes, too—quick!' They observed her me
chanically and wonderingly.
'Now, pia them on,' she cotninundcd brief-
'Miss Peggy what do you mean 1'
'I mean to save our scalps!' retorted the
dauntless woman, while she buttoned the first
officer's second, best coat over her own broad
cbest. -
' Slow enough of understanding are yo all!
Do you not comprehend that if these fiendsin
cantata can be eheated into tho belief that a
part of our garrison has been left here, they
they will be likely to let us alone? you are
to rig -up instantly and show yourselvCS in and
about the fort. There-is light enough to make
ourselves visible to watching eyes.'
,;,Silently every woman fitted herself to the
strange garments. It was not an hour for
hesitation or debate. Miss W., who strode a
bout in the character of inn amateur valet,
tossed a suit of t sailor's Sunday wearing' to
' They'l do you,' she commented with
a measuring glen c.
Timid-Lilian' fingers trembled too violently
to fasten the brass buttonS of the ,sea-green
jacket; and n instinctive blush bloomed on
her white ch °lc as Miss Peggy rudely eized
her to REPEIt.
' Follow tnc again spoke the intreral load
er. Tlne oldVientine l l started as the strange
troop emerged from the. inner room. .lie had
been leaning on his firelock in bewildered de
spair ; and now he looked as though a new be
wilderment had stricken him dumb.
Throw your drum over your shoulder, and,''
throw open the gates P comulianded the - Colo. ,
nel pro tem. in a short, sharp tone.
'This is folly, madnesS P he ejaculated.—
'You are not—you cannel march out against
the enemy.
~ , taking my garrison out to parade; do
you comprehend, sir? and I am notlnyod
to be trifled with!'
But Miss Peggy, Miss W., if I understand
you, why not show yourselves on tho battle
ments? it would ho safes' and better.'
We will mount them after we have shown,
oursolveEi before the gateway. Lieut. L. bring
up the rear! heads up, hearts firm; comrades!
forget that you arc women, Oda heat"! Now!'
She stepped outside the date, and flourish
lug her rusty sword above kor head, watched
with piercing glance her, oulcoming. troop. .A'
motley assemblage it woe indeed,, a • caricature
of a' masquerade, which; at ally other thud .
and place might havb provoked a monk of La
Trappe to a roar of• merFintent... 'Tattered
and torn-gartuents;' '‘world too wide,' hung
loosely on the, delicate ilgurps they shrouded.
Hero a swiffdiess. scabbardleaved over a' quick
Beating slap ;:therc,,a trembling hand held up
a tlintless &Oriel:. Stuffed soldier's'eapS shi4
led straying locks from. betrayal, and slouched
old hats (helped over faces led' pale. Lilian
L. steppped last over the threshold, with a
glance behind her, mid a second to the wood
circle around them. Her lips paled again, she
reeled, and lowered her head.
'Fair lady and faint heart l' muttered the
desperate leader, in ii tone of smothoiMd tinin
der ; will you betray all our Scalps by. faint
ing new 7 In with you.'
___Lilinu—waxered_ina_instant bet - Irina fear 441
shame. The latter conquered ; and; with head
proudly raised and steps apparentlyohrm, she
followed. Yet that death -like faintness again
ebbed to her heart, as the shadows by the
tree trunks seemed to take fresh life. ...The;
Marched in as they bad gone out, with beat-of
'Now to.the battlements,' added the con4lnc
tor. 'How many of you can fire•off a r
'Oh, dear! not I!'
' Oh, mercy ! no I' exclaimed one and anoth
er, shrinkingly, and their General commenced
loading a formidable looking rifle.
. can,' chirped a peony chocked lassie ,of
fourteen, springing to her side. 'I have shot
a squirrel with my brother's musket!? •
And I,' added an elderly lady, 'have shot a
wolf in the sheep pen when my husband was
ill and ailing; but that was years age.'.
' You can all do it,' returned Miss W. 'put
ting her own 'the cock, and ordcr
ing all the servicable arms to be taken down.
'lt is a matter of necessity now ;• we must
give their ears a cannonading.'
Has any of my lady readers, ever attempted
to handle a gun really loaded?: And :does she
remember the thrill which
,the first touch of
such dea ly weapon poured over 11M. nerves,
before s o ventured do actually pull the frig-,
ger, an start back in horror at her-own au
dacity Then she can realize the trembling'
of hand and limb, and the wavering of heart
and nerve, when the discharge of a dozen guns
pealed from the long-pillared battlements of
that fort. It was enough. 'Twilight was fa
ding, and night coming on. Woman's skill
had done what human skill could do, and now
to wait the issue. They 'went fdrtli. •
,‘ We 'must keep on this gear,' remarked
W - • - • 'lf we entertain uuwelcome-company-to
night, it will do no harm in life,; and it ma •
bring us a world of geed. Lie down about—
these that can. For my own part, I watch
to-might.' 7 ', 7, •
'l'm sure none of us'll think of- sleeping.!'
moaned - wile and -mother—
'Well, hush! don't fret you nerves; you
may need them before morning, though I trust
not. Andrew,-(to 'the SentlueL)arer - thc guns
all loaded again?'
'Yes'm, and cocked.'
'ls there not a barrel of tar in the. out
. Yea'ra.' .
Have it ready to heat in a trivi Andrew'
'Aye, aye, madam.' Ile torneeto go; hut
paused hope it's no ofleuae- t 8 : you, ma
dam, but I'd warn you that out'-dependence
is not on any arm of - Irhere's
Ono on high who can hearnuif help? '
'You aye right, good Andra . , we Will com
mit ourselves to Him, first.' And all bent the
knee, while she brothed up to Heaven such a
prayer as the limn- of diitger teaches.
The night wore away. Its hours, intolera
bly, agonizingly long as they were, sill] passel
at last. nit 'noon r.,sc, , after midnight, and
inked in like an angel eumnirter spun tie
eyes that glared eagerly from every polvt hole.
Hail the Savages ;malted her signal torch! It
-was-foaretli—taut-she-eautiiined—to- ponr-*lown
unwavering shadows on the 3611 grass.
The dawn of day lifted the dreadful burden
of suspense—their lives were safe for long
hours yet to come; and the reaction of feeling
left most-hearts weaker-than the first-moments
of terror. They thanked God, wept, prayed,
clasped their children, and at length scattered
themselves bore and there, to relax their over
strained nerves in repose. Miss W. and a lit
tle - vigilant band, among whom was our physi
cally weak, but mentally courageous Lilian,
kept watch and guard, mounted the barri
cades.•and discharged their weapons occasion
ally with great firmness. Thus passed the
day, and another night came on.
In the first watch of that night, early all
the weary eyes had closed in slinnber. Peggy
W. at alone, on the seat where we first saw
her, straining her eyes to penetrate the dim
of starlight; for the moon was not yet up.—
She had not closed those eyes for nearly forty
hours; still the fire' was not quenched, though
the brow above them looked haggard with
Ivatching. Iler cheek leaned upon the rough
sleeve of- the coarse coal:she wore, her arm
resting on the iron bars of the window.
'Aunt Peggy!' exclaimcdan urctin with a
head as white as the •lung gown- 110 wore,
stumbling along. from the' inner room; 'Aunt
Peggy, I'want a drink of water
'Shut your head!' growled the amiable in
dividual addrersed. "Go back to bed!'
don't want to ! thirsty—my -throat
'Bless y‘purself that you have a :throat to
ache, In-With you •
The incipient 'lord of creation' seemed in
no haste to obey; ho rubbed his sleepy.
eyes with tIM sleeve of his nightgown, and
'took an obServation' by the dim light of the
tallow candle.
,•I say,' observed be, 'you talk curious and
you look funny'enough,-Ithink,' he added de
liberately; ' 1 shall call you uncle Peggy in
of Aunty.' '
'Bo off—young otie 7 , 7 , vout',
'But,' 'persisted the ytthngster; 'when wii
ycin Tut on your goim and cap and be Aunty
again -4' • . • - •
A well, aimed stroke of the , arm *as hgro
dodged by the skillful young gentleman, whom
it frightened into a precipitate fitof obedience,
if making the desirable use of his heels might
bc thUs construed. ' His aitnt'Wee in no haste
to pursue howeirei: 'Her ear had caught
an ominous rustling in the woods:. •
' 4 Ma'am!' spoke the sentinel under the win
dow; in amuMed - whisper. ' •
i• ihenirl' Ole roturried in the 803330 tone
'Shall I.yrnice
It may be foes, and it may be Monde. If
it'ajour men they'll mhreh iitrailitt.tup to us.—
Wait a bit.' •
And - wait they did, breathlessly. 'The night
was breozelessly still; Clio fall of a chostriul,
or the 'chirp of a snarl:el in the ferest ;night
have boon detected by their ears. The rust
ling grow more, distinct, the trampling of ma
ny feet; but a stealthy trampling followed.=
Oh! for ono gleam of moonlight! Miss
turned to lay her land upon the gun bedide
hot:, and stood like a statuo.
Dark shadows now loomed up from the sha
dowy night; they increased in - snumber—they
seemed to form a line before the very gate—
thorero the •aused.
I must hail them,' murmored the peutinel.
'Do so,' breathed Miss W. '
Friend or foe ?' resolutely rang out Itis
strong voice
Old boy, is that you?' responded the quick
agitated voice of ono who sprang forward
while a deep gran, like 'Thank God l' in true
nglish acceni, ran through the now broken
Col. L.;'for it was no other, darted past tho
sentinel, and stumbled against Miss W. in the
dimly lighted passage.
How's this.' Ho started back at the appa
'Where's my brother?'` cried our heroine
wildly. .
• 'Yolir brother! where is my wife ?'
They waited no mutual:, ; .answer, but each'
rushed onward to stem the living torrent that
was pouring in from different directions, into
that narrow passage. The• awakened women,
utterly heedless of their apparel; in the fren
zy of their sudden siifety, Were 'rushing' to
meet th'eir husbands, brothers, and fathers
who could ill recognize them. Col. L. shook
every clinging hand away, and burst into die
inner room.
Lilian had , laid down beside her -balm upon
a strait. pallet on the floor. ,The' shrieks of
surprise had just -aroused and but half awa
kened her: She l wrs IlTtibg h erself upon tone
elbow, with a countenance full of bewildered
The sea-blue sailor's ja4et (for the
:night gave it a deeper hue) loosened, fell back '
from her white arm and neck, and her un
braided locks were falling in disorder over it.
The officer cast a sweeping glance over the
apartment —he scarcely comprehended the
whole ; but silo did. With a quick, 'incredu
lous cry,flike.one_dreatuieg,. she sprang. for
ward, end fell at-his feet.
'What—what's this ?' he cries , •the voice
the voice of Lilian, but by all that is—a glass
of water,—somehodyf ho there.'
The whole throng poured into the apart
terically; their sterner husbands not a whit
more unmoved. Strong men sat down like
children, and wiped away big drops from their
brown cheeks.
' But what is the matter?' declaimed hiss
W. Pretty fine fun, this ! If your making
_women of 7ourselvesi7Pm - thinicingvve'll - letup
keep on the regimentals! What is all this
flummery about?'
'Was it flummery, to dream that 'you were
Hill murdered, butohet•ed in cold blood, or car
ried into captivity worse?' exclaimed Col. W
looking up from. his charge. Tile ludinn
Eire arrow met - us early on our return with,
the tidings of your peril, which he had risked
his Ilona to bring me.' .
- 'You might ha' known we have taken
c:u•e of ourselves.'
ffe knew that [level' aloha could take
care of yon,' solemnly replied the officer.
And to Heaven give all the glory,' added
'the . .rielz voice of the minister, who 6t00,1 be
side hlllll.
What put. this lucky_ .disguisc into your
'lt was Miss W.,! mnrmered Lilian from her
husband's arms, hdr cohirless cheek kindling
into •a warm glow, as olio glanced from Col.
L's eye to her page-like array. ._'She has the
whole credit of the idea.' -
'We owe you more than our hearts can re
in words, Miss.W!' eiclaimed the officer,
seizing her hand with a vice like grasp.
You owe me nothing at all! Ilow you
squeeze a body's fingers! I was only taking
pioper care of my own dear self. The Jforst,
fright was when you halted before the gate.—
What possessed : yea to sneak along like foxes?'
'What could you think, but that the enemy
had garrisoned, instead of burning out 'fort,
when we found its walls yet standing! It see
fined hoping against reason to dream of your
successful resistance for an hour. It was run
ning a perilous risk to venture hero in the
darkness, but we were desperate men last
IVO]; wo have kopt.the premises clear for
you, see!'
What nerved you to such heroism ?'
Why, only, a' little common sense; ~and
moreover, I had a 'pretty stout will to live a
while longer in this scant world.'
That's the lever that moves rthe world!'
smilingly spoke the minister. •
• Aye, sir! a right hearty will always finds
its way !'
Rest caine down like a mantle upon reliev
hearts.that night,__when Aho_moon_agnin
climbed from the forest tops, up the clear
It was afterwards ascertained that the IliJ
diens had actually assembled from three dif
ferent points to make an attack upon the fort
during the first night. But they wore com
pletely deceived by the masquerading heroines
into the belief that a reinforcement had m•ri.. •
ved, or that the garrison had been larger than
they calculated. Aiitiordingly, they deferred,
as we have•seen their deadly purpose. -
, Aunt Peggy for she never changed a
name which had won ski much honor, lived to
'pass a good old ago in our quiet times of 'un
romantic) 'Somewhat of the ro
mantic love of hazard lingered about her,
however ; she persevered in...tenanting, to the
last, an old house, whoSo timbers would
Scarcely hold together above her head, and
which she vas foroed?e s leave in nights ,ofvi
olent wind or storm, for the safetyof life and
limb. .
l'io wodt to her rest in the old , kirkyiird,
k „,
with the burden of m re than eighty yours,
bowing her onoo erect,‘ni. Peace' to hor
..A schoolmaster boing called — on for a
toast, -gave—"the fair ,pupils of America-4
may filo.) , odd virtue to beauty, auldraci -envy
from friondahip, muitigy amiable accomplish,
moats by sweetness of temper, divide thoni by
and economy, and reduce scandiil to
its I. wiist doneminatiOns."
Or a Feniiey o,onntry::
'Tis really astonishin what a monstrous sight
of mischief ther'isan a pint of rum. If ono
'of 'cm was to be submitted to a analyzatiOn,
as the doctors call it, it would befound to con
lain all manner of divilment that over entered
the bed of man, from cuesin and stt'alin up to
-murder and whippin his own rnotai 7 , — and non
sense enuff to turn all the mon in the world
out of their senses. If a man's got any bad
ness in him, it'll bring it out just as sassafras
tea does the measles, and if he's n good for
nothin sort of a feller, without no bad traits i
perticoler, it'll bring out all his greenness.—
It affects different people in different ways—'
makes some men. monstrous brave and full of
fight, and some it makes cowards—some it
makes rioh and happy, and some poor and mis
erable ; and it has a different effect upon dif
ferent people's oyes—some it makes see doub
le, _and some it makes so blind that they can't
tell themselves from a side of bacon. ' Ono of
the worst cases of rum foolery that I've heard
of for a long time, tuk place in Pineville last
fall. -
Bill Sweeney and Tom Culpepper is the two
-greatest old coveys in our settlement for coon
huntin. The fact is they don't do much of
anything elm, and when they can't catch noth
ih bah., tyippad. coons is seam.' Well, ono
night they had everything reddy for a regular
hunt, but owin to some extra good fortin, Tomi
had got a pocket pistol, no he called it, of reg-:
Ular old Jimmakey, to keep off the . rumatics.—
After takin a good startin horn, they. went out
OA their hunt, with their litewood tortira' bin
ein, and the dogs a barkin and yelpin like for
ty- thousand, • livery now and then stoppin to
wait fur th'e dogs, they would drink one.imeth
ler's helth; till they begun to feel very comfort
•able, awl chatted away bout one thins and a
nother, without mindin much vi-hich way they
was gwinc. lihneby they cum• to a fence. :=
Well, over they got, thout mach difficulty.
'Who's fence is this?' sos Bill.
"Taint no matter,' res Tom, 'let's take suth-
in to drink.'
—After- taki nk- they--wont on, wonderin
what on yearth. had corn of the :dogs. Nest
thing they cum to was a terrible muddy branch.
A fter pullin through the briers and gettin on
tither side, they tuck another drink, and after
gwine a little Iv - 'bey cum to another branch,
an IRO e i i arn5TEFr fence
monstrou§ ne.
Whar upon yearth is we got to, Culpepper?'
ses 13111, 'lnever seed sich a heap of branches
and fences in these parts.'
- 4 Why,' ses Tom, 'it's all old Sturlin's doins
— v u kilow he's alwayS bildin fences awd . ma
lti4kitfernal improvements„ he calls 'eui.=
But ne?er mind—lye's through them now.'
' Guess we is,' ses Bill; hero's the all-fired
est tail fence yet.'
Shure enuif, thar they was right agin anoth
er - fence. By this tute_ they begun to be eon:
siderable - tireOnt i l. limber - in the ghats, and-it
was sick a terrible
,high fence—Toni dropped
the last piece of the torch, and thar they was
in the dark.
'Now you is done it,' ses Bill.
Tom know'd lie had, but he thoueNt was
no use to grieve over spilled milk, so sea he,
Never mind old loss—cunt ahead, and I'll
take you out, and the next minnit kerlash he
Went into the water. , lir •
Bill hung on to tho fence like he thought it
'f"yviS shiWin round to throw -
Hollow Tom,'.ses he, ' whar in the world is
you got to:"
licre T is,' sea TOM, spoutin the water out
of his mouth, and coffin like he'd swallowed
something. Look out, thar's anothot branch
‘Name o' sense, what is we?' see Bill. '•lf
this isn't a fenoey country, dad fetch my . but-
'Yea, had n branchy one too!' ses Tom;
'and the highest, and deepest; and thickest,
that I over seed in my born days.'
Which way is you,' ace Bill.
'Here, riteover the branch.'
The next minnit in Bill went, up to his mid
dle in the branch.
, Cum ailed,' see Tom, 'lot's go home.' -
'Cum thunder! in such a plaCe as this icier
a man buin't moron got his cote-tail unhitched
from a fence, fore he's over his head and ears
in the water.' ' -
After getting out and feeling about in the
dark a little, they got together Agin. After
takin another drink, they sot out for home, do
notilicitt the fences and the branches, and
helpin one another up now, and then : but
they haAn't got more'n twenty yards lore they
Brung up all standln in the middle of another
branch.- After gottin through the branelp . and
gwino about ten steps, they was brung to a
halt by another fence.
'Dad blame my pietur,' see Bill, 'if I don't
think we is bewitched. Who upon earth would
bildlences - all - over - creati k en this-way.'
It was but a °woes job to get over this one,
butafforithergat on the top they found the
ground on totlior side thout much trouble.—
This time the bottlo was broke; and they cuin
monstrous near having a fight about the antes
trofy. But it was a very good thing, it it.
for after crossin two or three more branches,
and,climbin; as many, more fences, it got to be
daylight, and they found out that they had been •
climbin the same fence all night, not -more'n
hundred yards from,whar they flint oum to it.
Bill Sweeney ses he can't account for it no
other way but that the Holer sort o' turned
their hods, and ho says he does really blievo
if it hadn't gin out they'd been olimbin tat —
Sarno fenoe, and wadin that same branch till
yit. Bill promised his wife to jinn the
more limit that Coon Hunt.
" Paay," said a oreditof to an .easy debtor,
"your note has boon running .a long time."
"Ali," replied the' other, " as' the boy
*said of the molaSses, lot her run.'r
" gr.." Bob. did you know my father got
married - again; last Thanksgiving-day ?" ,"No,
Tote, I did not, Did he get an old . wedra?"
...No:sir-eel be got a new one."
te , A. gonimi in Ttoy has jag,' invented -a
stove that saves three-quarters of the wood,
)vhile the ashes it makes piiy for the. remain ,
der. Hero's a stove as is a stove.
'From tire Malawi; 11141116 enter;
• Bones are tho phosphate lime; stis a beau
tifal-crystal-called-apetite—The crystal-is—
found in granite rocks, is of a green color,
hexhedral shape, and resembles the beryl and
'and emerald. The phohphate of dime consti
tutes a part of marl beds, and greatly increase
the fertilizing powers of that powerful fertili
zer. It is also one ingredient of milk. In
-these various relations, it exists in no small
abundance, and performs no unimportant a
gency„ either in animate or inanimate creation.
It surely ought to - be known, at least by every
farmer, and, of course taught to every farmer's
son and daughter too.
Derbyshire spar is the fillet° of lime. It
receives a beautiful polish, and is much used
for urns and other mantel ornaments. It' at._
so, appears in beautiful cryetals,•both in regu
lar cubes and octahedrons., or equal eight-si
ded crystals, precisely the shape ocalum crys
tals, easily formed by dissolving• alum in hot ,
water, leaving the mass, while-cooling to ar
range its particles around, wire. put into the
form of a'card basket, or any other fancy ar
ticleyreferred, Nitrate of lime is another cal
•caluous formation, leskabundant, and less use
ful than either of the other. almbeforo named.
Bach of the limo formations, MIT given is
composed of three elements, or ultimate prin
ciples. Two of these elements are the same
in all—oxygen and calcium, or the oxydo of ,
calcium. The'other elements entering Bove
rally into the compounds are carbon, sulphur,
phosphorus, fluorine, and and nitrogen; which -
after being acidified by the agency of oxygen,
combining in each cage with the same oxydo,
form the carbonate, sulphitte, phosifitate, fin
ale, and nitrate of lime;
All these lime formations, except the nitrate,
frequently apeem,in beautiful crystals, Some
of the carbonate43Qals are rhoMbis spar,
pearl .spar,._dogtoo ta,bularspar,__satin. _
spar, arragonite, and others, amounting in the
whole to two or three hundred distinct crystal
line forms of the carbonate of lime. Some of
the crystals of the sulphate of-lime are sole-_
iiite„(moon stone,) fibrous gypsum, radiated
-gyirsuntranhydrras - -
pal, perhaps the only crystal of the phosphate
of lime is update, already named, in, the six
sided prism, not often morq than an inch ,or_
two in diameter. The phospliTte of iron some
times presents interesting crystalline forms.
Some of the most beautiful and instructive
'exhibitions of the wonderful solenec of'orytal-'.':
lography are in the thiate of lime. The two
principal crystals are those already , named—
the cube and octahedron—viz: six and eight
sided figures. By cleavage, these two crystals
can be changed from the one to the other—the
cube into the octahedron, or the octahedron
into tile cube. Both these oqstiklZrand their:
process of transformation, were beautifully
exhibited by spechuens formed of pasteboard'
with great skill and taste, as the richest pos
sible amusement of some girls in a school in
Washington, for the Scholar's Fair in New
York 9 They were much admired and largely
commented upon by the crowd of visitors.
EATeriment.—Divide a. piece of thin pa - Ste-
itfto equilateral triangles, figure's with
three equal shies, say an inch and a half in
SLiglTry,cut the &visions b - y the poitit.
,)f a knife, for the convenience of folding them
into various desired forms or boxes. Thus
prepared, the paper can be reitdily folded into
shapes to illustrate the primary crystals of tile
dilate of lime, alum,_ (sulphate of alumina,)
gold, iron, lead, and very other
'My son, can you take a trunk up for me
to the hotel?' said a passenger stepping from
a boat on to the levee, to a ragged looking
youngster, who sat balancing himself on the
tail of a dray.
' Your, son?' cried the boy, owing him from
head to foOt. Tell I'll be .dotl , drab'd if I
ain't in luck. Here I've been trying to find
cut my daddy for three years, and
. all of a
sudden up comes the old hose linlizielf,,,,and
knows Inc ,glow are you?' stretoh - l?
a int:.itly-looking paw.
The traveller was ,nos-ptulsed. Between's
smile and.a frown, he enquired,
'What is yo - iir prime, sir?'
'My name ? So you don't know? Well,
it's nothing for people in then parts to 'have
so many children that they don't know their
names. My name's ISill but some folks call
me yillism for short. ' What the other part is
I reckon you know, if yeti don't, you mos', al
tho ole 'Oman.'
And shouldering the trunk, ho marched off
tou;ads the hotel; himself.. _.
• Well this is a go. Tiro old gcmman comp
home at last. Good clothes, big trunk, must
have the tin. Well, I am in luck. '—/V". Orleans
roar "A A mother teaching her child to
pray, is ht once the most sublime and tender
the imagition can conceive. Elevated above
earthly things, she seems like ono of those
guardian !Inge , the companions of our earth
ly pilgrimage through ,whose administration
we are inoit to good, and from evil. The
imago of th • mother becomes associated in
his infant m d, with the invocation she tiught
him-to liis- , ather_whch , is in Heaven.."—
When the Seductions of the world assail his
youthful mind, that *ell remembered prayer,
will_strengthen him to resist evil, When in
riper years htraningleki with mankind, and en
counters fraud under the mask of honesty;
when ho ,sees confiding goodness betrayed,
generosity ridiculed as Weaknesi; unbridled
hatred and the coldness of interested friend
ship, he , may; indeed, be tempted to dispiSe
his fellow risen, but Iva! remembers his
"Father who ie in heaven."
ger" If ever you marry, " said an uncle,
let it bo a woman who has judgment enough
to superintend the work of her. house; taste
enough to dross herself; pride enough to wash;
herself before hrpnlifust; und, eoneo enough
to 'hold her tongue when olio his.,nothipg to.
BY JOSIA.II goramook