Carlisle herald. (Carlisle, Pa.) 1845-1881, April 25, 1855, Image 2

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the Seasons alter; hoarydaeaded frosts
Fall on the frosh`laii of the crimson rose ;
And old Ilynion's chin, and icy crown,
In odorous chaplet of sweet summer buds,
is, gain mockery, set; The spring, the glimmer.
The chilling autumn, angry eintor change
Their wonted liveries; and the teased world,
Ty their increase, now knows not which is which.
A being breathing thoughtful breath,
A traveler bet Wen life and death
The reason firm the temperate will,
EndWrance, foresight, strength, and skill;
A perfect woman, nobly plinn'd,
To warm to comfort and command;
And yet a spirit still, and bright,
With something of angelic light.
The wretch condemned with Mb to part,
Still, still, on hope relies ;
And every pang that rends the heart
Bids expectation rl<,•.
Hope like the glimmering taper'S light,
A do; .s and cheers the way . ;
And still, as darker growsthe night,
Emits a brighter ray
i f tltrt Cult.
Tim early years of the reign of George 111
was the time of those gallant robbers, whoa'
fine clothesi, high hearing, reckless hardihood
and (frequent) good birth, took away from tin
superficial observer much of the darkness of
the crime actually surrounding their deeds and
lives. You were divested of your rings and
purses, often with a demeanor so polished,
that really it rather resembled paying a toll
to good manners than submitting to a highway
robbery; a robbery, it is true, yet still it was
more soothing to the feelings at the time, than
being knocked down with the butt end of a
pistol, or bullied as well as plundered
Fashion, too, capricious in this as in all else,
affected some knights of the road above others,
and fineiladies interested themselves amazingly
'-abbut the deeds, of highwaymen, conspicuous
for handsome Tersiin's and brave conduct, or
rather, daring villainy, Those fair dames also
were much concerned in their heroes' final in
carcerations and exits at the fatal tree of Ty
burn. ' But highwaymen bhd, as every body
knows, been still more popular in the preced
ing reign; yet over and anon as the profession
seemed to be on the verge of decay, and likely
to dwindle down into mere commonplace theft
and murder, some new candidate was sure to
start up and revive the dying embers of the
road chivalry. One in particular was notori
ous enough in his brief day for most of the
qualities I have described, as sometimes at
tributes of these knights of the road. He
was well connected, too, his uncle being a
'''clergyman in a high church appointment.—
His person was elegant, his manners courtly,
and he was rash in an extraordinary degree
Mingling freely in fashionable society in his
real name, his deeds of robbery were the talk
of the town under his assumed one. His
proper designation was Richard llowbray—
that belonging to the road, his sole source of
revenue, was captain do Montmorency—a
patronymic high-sounding enough.• Ido not
mean, however, to infer that anysuspected
the man of fashion and the highwayman to be
'one and the same person; that was never
known till the event which I am going to relate
took place..
Richard Mowbray had spent his own small
patrimony. years befOre the period at which
thin narrative commences, in the pleasures of
the town; it had melted in ridottos, play
house, faro, horse-flesh, and Lazard ; Le had'
exhausted the kindness and forbearance of Lis
relations, from whom ho had borrowed and
begged - ,illl borrowing and begging became
impracticable. Ile bad known most extremes
of life; and, moreover, when debts and poverty
stared him grimly in the face, he know not
one useful art by which ho could support exis
tence, or pay dividends to his creditors. What
was to be done? lie eludedajail as long as
be could, and ono eventful night, riding on
horseback, and meditating gloomily on his evil
fortunes, he met—covered by the darkness
from all discovery—a traveler well mounted—
plethorio—laderowith money- bags, and bearing
likewise the burden of excessive fear.
It 'wits a sudden thought—acted upon . as
suddenly. Resistance was not dreamed of.
Mowbray made off with his booty, considerable
enough to repair his exhausted finances, awl
to pay his most pressing creditors, it was
literally robbing Peter to pay Paid. And Po
by night, under shelter of its darkness, did
the ruined gentleman become the highwayman.
People who knew hio'circumetances whispered
their surprise when it became known that
Richard Mowbray had paid his debts, and that
bthiniself made more than his customary ap
pearance. NOW hilt fine person was ever,olail
in,the newest braveries of the day; and in his
double iltharacter; Many a conquest did he'
make, for he - disburdened.ladies of-their jewels .
and purses with` so'fina a inanner, that the de
frauded fair ones forgot their losses in admi
ration of the charming despoiler; and Richard,
in both his phases, drank deep draughts of
pleasure, till he drained the Circean oup to its
veriest dregs. Just as even pleasure becitme
wearisome, when festive and high-bred delights
palled, on his sated passions, and the lower
extremes of licentiousness and hard drinking,
rtiffling , and fighting, diversified by the keen
excitement and threats of danger, which dis
tinguished his predatory existence began to
satiate, a new light--broke--on theleverish_at
mosphere of his life. Ile loved. Yes! Rich
ard Mowbray, the ruined'patrician—De Mont-.
moronity, the gallant ,highwayman. who had
hitherto resisted every good or evil influence
which Love, pure or earth-stained, offers to his
votaries, succumbed to the simple charms of a
young, unlearned, unambitious girl; so youth
ful, that even her tastes and habits, childish
as they were, could. be scarcely more so than
suited her years. Flavia Hardcourt had just
attained her sixteenth year—had never been
to a boarding-school, and loved nothing so
much—even her birds and pet rabbits—as her
dear old father, an honest country gentlemen,
and a worthy magistrate:•- Flavia had never
been even to London, for Mr. Hardeourt resi
ded at Aveliug—a retired village, about twenty
miles from the metropolis. Barring fox-bunt
ing and hard drinking, the old gentleman, on
his side, took pleasure only in the pretty,
gentle girl, who . , from the hour of her birth—
which event terminated her mother's existence
---had--made-her-his .constant-playmate-and
companion. And it was to this simple wild
flower that the gay man of pleasure, haughty,
reckless, unprincipled, improvident, irreligi
ous, and rash, presumed to lift his eyes, to
elevate his heart; and, oh, stranger still ! to
this being, the moral antipodes of her pure
self, did Flavin Hardeourt surrender her youth
ful, modest, inestimable love. It must have
been her very childishness and purity Rita at
tracted the desperate robber.; the hardened
libertine, now about to commit his worst and
must inexcusable crime. He had accidentally
met Mr. Hardcourt at a county hunt—had,
with others of his companions, been invited
by that honest gentleman to a rustle fete, in
honor of little Flavirt's natal day—a day, he
was wont to observe, to him remarkable for
commemorating his greatest misfortune, and
his intensest happinessl. and then and there
the highwayman vowed to win and wear that
pure bud of innocent freshness and rare fra
grance, or to perish in the attempt Master
Richard Mowbray ! unscrupulous Do Mont
morency! I will relate how you kept your
[Ooialsmir it
Ile haunted Aveling Grange till the chaste
young heart, the old father's beloved darling,
surrendered itself into the highwayman's keep
ing. Perhaps Mr, Ilardcourt was not alto
gether Well pleased at Flavia's choice ; but
then she was his life—his hope—and he
tinged, even when he gave her to a husband,
that her love and doting affection would still
be his own : besides, Mowbray was well con
nected-,--boasted of his 'Wealth; whereas a
very moderate portion would be hers—was
received in modish circles, into which the good
old magistrate could never pretend to pene
trate ; and, in short, what with his high bear
ing, his handsome person, and insinuating
tongue, Mr. Bardcourt had irrevocably pro
mised to bestew his treasure into the keeping
of the profligate,• who numbered himself al
most years enough to have been the father of
the young girl, whom he testified the utmost
impatience to call wife.
It was during the time that Mr. Mowbray
was playing his court at Avelitig, that the
neighborhood began to be alarmed by a series
of highway robberies, which men said could
have been perpetrated but by the celebrated
knight of the road—Captain De Montmorency.
No one could stir after nightfall without an
attack, in which numbers certainly were not
"Cudgel me, but we'll have him yet," said
old Mr. Ilardeourt. "I_,should glory myself
in going to Tyburn to see the fellow turned
off. ity,, and I would take my little Flavia to
see him go by in the cart, with a parson and a
nosegay ; eh, my little girl?"
"Oh, no, Sather," said "I could not
abide it, though he is such a daring, wicked
man, whose name makes me brink with fear
and terror whenever I hear it. I could never
bear to see such a dreadful sight—it would
haunt me till my death."
Does the gift of prophecy, involuntarily
though it bti, lurk within us yet? Does the
soul dimly shadow out its own fate, or rather
that oU• its frail and perishable habitation? \
Sweet Flavin.! unsuspecting, innocent girl !
your lips then pronounced your own doom, as
irrevocably as though you had been some stern
Sibyl, delivering inscrutable; unqUestioned
oracles, not a fair clild as youwere when I
first saw you in your girlish frock and sash.
Your brown' hair curling down your straight
glossy, shoulders, your soft eyes shining
through your blushes, like diamonds glittering
among the freshest of roses. Sweet Flavia, I
hive lived to, see my kindred duet heaped on
ectriislc r)cralb.
- your, fresh yt ung form, and old and withered
now, I can not but remember the glow of your
sweet, unstained youth, radiant in unforseeing
ove, happiness,' and joy
The betrothed pair wore together to visit
"But I shall not dare," said the girl, as
walking together in the old-fashioned Dutch
garden, she leant her young sinless head ou
her guilty lover's breast; "I shall not dare
take such a journey, for fear f the highway
man, De Montmorency."
"Fear not, my sweet Flay a; this breast
shall be pierced through ere D • M_outmorency
shall cause one fear in thine."
• .“Itichard, sweetest, why do you leave us so
early every evening ? At sunset, I have re
marked. These are not I:4(10n habits. Ali,
does any other than your poor Flavia attract
you? Oh, Richard, I must die if it should
be so I I could not live, and know you were
false "
•Sweetest, and best! my purest love, could
any win me from you? were it a queen, think
it not. I—l—the truth is, Mavis, I have a
poor sick friend not far from here; he is poor,
ill, and—l—l—"
"Say no more, dearest. Oh, bow much
more I love you every day ! How good, how
noble thus to sacrifice!" And the blushing .
girl threw herself into her lover's arms.
AL ! how differently beat those two human: ,
hearts. One pregnant with love, goodne's's;
charity, sympathy ; the other rank with by
pocracy. dark with unbelief.
They, came to town, unmolested, yo - ay
be sure : the stranger, because a few days pro
Hilary, the relic of the bean•garcons
of former days, bad been robbed and maltrea
ted. Men were by no means so favored .as'
the bean-sexe. Above all a family jewel of ira- .
mense value had been taken from his person;
and on recovering his wounds and fright, he
swore vengenco. . He took active measures to
fulfill his TOP.
. Flavin came to us, to be measured for wed
ding clothes. She was then the impersonation
of radiant happiness. I was much struck with
her, and with the handsome, dark-brewed
swarthy gentleman who accompanied her apd
her friend, an old lady cousin to her father,
at whose house the nuptial ceremony was to
take place. The clothes were finished; saf
fron satin robes, according to a fancy of tne
bridegroom's, who was fond of the classics
in his ycuthful days : orange blossoms wreath.
The wedding was to take place at the old
relation's, Mrs: Duchesne's house ; and on lag
ging wings, that day at length arrived. The
morringe was celebrated, and the happy pair
were in the act of being tested by the father
of the bride, when a strange noise was heard
below ; rude voices were upraised ; oaths mut
tered : a rush towards the festive saloon. The
company rose.
"'What is it ?" said Mr. Hardcourt
The door was broken open,for-answer. The
officers of justice filled the room. Two ad
vanced. "Come, Captain," said they. " the
game is up at last. It's an awkward time
to arrest a gentleman on his wedding-day ;
but duty, my noble Captain, duty, must be
Entranced, frozen beyond resistance or sp
peal, the bridegroom was fettered ; and the
bride! she stood there, her hazel eyes dila
ting, till they seemed about to spring from
her head.
" My Richard ! what is this ?"
, Scoundrels 1" said Mr. Hardoourt, "re
lease my son."
The men laughed. One of them examining
the necklace of Flavia ; it contained a diamond
in the centre, worth a ransom. " Where did
you get this, miss ?" ho said.
Her friemds answered, for the toror-etrick •
en girl was inarticulate, "Mr. Mowbray's wed
"Oh, oh 1 This was the diamond Lord
St. Hilary was nuked about. By your leave,"
and the gem was removed from the neck it
She comprehended something terrible. 'She
found speech : " Whom take Mr. Mow-
bray for ?" said ..,
" Whom ? why the renouned Captain de
A shriek—so fierce in its agony as to cause
t urinal to rebound—struck on the ears Of
all present: insensibility followed, and Flavia
was removed. So woe her bridegroom—to
The trial was concluded—justice was
peased—the robber was doomed. And his
innocent and unpolluted victim—. For days
her life had hung on a thread. But youth and
health closed for a short time the gates of
death. She - recovered. Reviving as from a
dreadful dream, she could scarcely believe in
the terrible event which,, had
swept over her. She desired her father to re
peat its oireumetatices. Weeping, and his
venerable ,gray hairs whiter with , sorrow, Mr.
Hardee:lft complied. She heard the recital
in silence. Presently clasping her father's
hand, "Dear parent," she said; "when, when."
She could utter no more ; nor was j.Lueces
aary ; be comprehended her meaning but too
" The day after 1.11- 111. Fr, w,"
"Father, I mast he tit.
" My Plrivirt. lly tlearv,kt g r
" Father, I Inuit bi ILcre ! I) •
ber your jest ? Ali. it has e...11ie
bitter eartiestv moat thei e !'
Nor would She he pacifo
Her physician 11t Icugtl, tirged t
hey hei , .way. It wald, hp
gerous than denial
Near Tyburn 2: club %%ere erectt-'
balconies to be let out on Lice
last, the most Private was seenteil •
fatal morning Flavia was taken thlth.l .1•
close carriage, accompanied by her parent :tint
her aged cousin. She shed nn 'tears, heaved
o single sigh, and - suffered herself to be
led the window with strange imwoveabto
calmness. Soon shoos and the swelling mur
met of a dense crowd reached her 0:i1'8 Tlif.
procession was arriving. The gallows was
not in sight, but the fatal cart would pass
close. It came on nearer,. nearer—more like
a triumph, that dismal sight, than a human
fellow-man hastening to eternity
She clenched her hands, she rose up, strain
ing her fair white throacto catch a glimpse of
the criminal. Yes, there he was, dressed gay
ly, the ominous nosegay flaunting in his breast
dull despair in his heart, reaching froM thence
- to his face. As the train passed Flavia's win
dow, by chance ho raised his hot, bleared
eyes ; they rested on his bride, his pure vir.:
gill wife. The wretched man uttered a yell
of agony, and cast himself down on the boards
of the vehicle. She continued gazing, the
smile frozen on her face, her eyes glassy, mo
,tiopless,.fized. .
They never recovered their natural intelli
gence. Fixed and stony, they - bore her, strick
en lamb, from the dismal scene. Iler old
father watchedfot : days by her bedside, ea
gerly waiting for a . ray of light, a token of
sense or sound: • None came. She had been
stricken with eatainpsy, and it wup a blessing
when the enchained spirit was released from
its frail habitation—when the pure soul was
permitted to take its flight to happier regions.
Poor Mr. Ilardcourt sunk shortly after into a
slate of childish imbecility, and soon father
and daughter slept in one grave.
3 iorrllaurouo.
[From the Chicitmati Enquirer.]
A Clergyman Engaged to be Harried
. to Eleven Ladles.-
We heard yesterday of a series of villanies
perpetrated recently by a wolf in sheep's
clothing, of a character to bring the reverend
impostor, if caught, to the Penitentiary. Pis
name is John Howard Wilson, and he has been
preaching for some time past at Chevlot.—
Being endowed with. a soft, oily tongue, and a
sleek appearance, be tried his killing accom
plishments indiscriminately among the un
married belles of that suburban village with
such success that he engaged himself to be
married to no less than eleven, some of whom
he borrowed money from upon pretence of
making the necessary arrangements towards
liJuse-keeping. Of one young lady he ob
tained $6O, which - he laid between the leaves
of a Bible in her parlor, to be used the day
previous to , the wedding; but when, upon
hearing of the pranks of the sanctimonious
Lotharib, she looked in the, hiding-place, the
bank bills were non eat.
The manner which led to the diaccvery of
his multifarious engagements was, that a
couple of the betrothed met, by accident, in a
fashionable dry goods establishment in this
city. After mutual recognition, they proceed•
ed to examine various fabrics, and make pur
chases. Singularly enough their tastes assimi
lated' so exactly that young lady No. 1 re
marked to young lady No. 2 that she thought
it was very strange. Hereupon young lady
No.:: replied that ao it was; but, if she (young
lady No. 1) could keep a secret, she would tell
her ono.
Number one promised (what feminine would
not?) that her lips should bo eternally sealed,
when, blushing like a peony, her companion
whispered in her ear that she was going to bo
"To whom?" exchtimed tho excited number
Another promise of !Secrecy, and the name
of the Rer. John Howard Wilson was softly
"Who?" exclaimed number one, while her
earnest gaze betokened her astonishment.
The name was again repeated, and forthwith
young lady number one became suddenly dizzy,
and, but for the application of sal volatil and
cold water, . a fainting exhibition in the mercer
establishment would have ensued. After a
while, when sufficiently calm to explain, she
informed young lady number two that she,
too, was under an engagement of marriage to
the reverend deceiver, and she was then,mak
ing purchases of her wedding' garments,
Another kettle of fish was the consequence
of this disclosure, for young lady Manlier two
immediately wont through the same motions
as her predecessor, and again the pungent
mixttra and cold water were in requisition.
The disconsolate damsels returned, without
I"..r . ch-o•t', c., LLB village, where
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Nam lily
THE Iloaatms or Wsn.— he London Tiiiite
lays before its readers the particulars. of a
horelble affair, which recently occurred near
the Dutch settlement of TraiTsvaal, at the Cape
of Good Hope, and which can only be paral
leled in atrocity among the achievements of
modern times by' the exploit of Marshal St
Arm:n(l in Algiers, when he smoked and burn
ed to death thousands of his barbarian oppo
nests who had sought refuge in a deep an!
spacious cave:—
In the case at the Cape of Good 1140, tb
Catrre Indians had murdered, M October las
under circumstances of great barbarity, to
or twelve men and women - of the Dutch seta
merit. Immediately General Prctnrious raist
an army of five hundred men, and, accor
ponied by Commander General I'otgiette
proceeded on an expedition to revenge tl
blood of the victithe; After, atvi.".absence
several weeks, they reached' soino.rentarkal
subterritnean caverns, hair` a Mile; 'in tail
and from three to titie hundred feet in widt
where the Catfres ha I entrenched theruselvi
Upon his arrival at this spot, General Preto
ous attempted to blast th'e rooks above t
caverns, and thus crush the savages benee
the ruins. The peculiar charnct'r of t
stone, however, rendered this scheme imprac
cable, inif he then stationed his men /iron
the mouths of the caves and built up walls
front of them. After a few days, many of
the women and childtsp were driven by hunger
and thirst froin their hiding places, and were
allowed to escape ; but every man who came
forth was shot dead by their rifles. On the
17th of November, at the close of a siege of
three weeks, the besiegers, seeing no signs of
life, entered the caverns, and the silence with
in, together with - the horrible odor arising
from the bodies of the dead, told how effectu
ally their object had been' accomplished. 114 re
than nine hundred Calfres had been shot down
at the months of the caverns, and a much
*looter number-bad perished by slow degrees,
suffering all the horrors-of starvation in the
gloomy recesses within.
Not long since a youthful friend of ours
accidentally swallowed a lead bullet ; hie
friends were verr naturally much alarmed,
and his father, that no menus might be spared
to save his darling boy's life, sent post haste
to tt,sergen!Lof skill, directing his messenger
circumstances and urge his
l'be•doetiii was found, heard the decimal
tale, and with as much unconcern as ho would
manifest in a case of common headache,
sat down and wrote the following loconio
note :
Sir—Don't alarm yourself. If after three
weeks the bullet is not removed, give the boy
a charge of powder: , Yours, &c.
P. B.—Don't aitri . the boy at anybody."
ao .5 : ,,, F a n z a i d
n A t l a
g l : l oy lt er 8 .1 P 11 1
others In being made with an outside iron casing, which
greatly economises fuel and prevents loss of heat. They
are made of various sires, from 10 to 120 gallons. They
are portable, and may be set in the kitchen for house
hold use, ur out. of doors convenient to tho barn, pig
pens, &c., for bulling food for stock. For sale by
Agricultural Warehouse and Seed Sti;re, N. E. corner
of 7th and Market atieets, Philadelphia. L4oceb4
It TIEHVE L. KNIGHT, (Successor to
"A IiIIOIJSE, No. 148 South Second Streil, five door*
above h'prure street, Philadelphia, where lid keeps con.
stantly on hand a full assortment of every article in hill
line of business. Feathers, Feather Beds, Patent S7,,ring
Mattresses Velvet Tapestry, Tapestry, Brussels. Three-
Ply, -Ingrain,-Venetian;-Last,-ling-andl romp Carpotincs,
Oil Clothe, Canton Matti ngs, Cocoa a nd Span ti ngs
Floor and Stair Druggots, Hearth ltdgs,floorMats,Tel le
and Plano Covers. Tu which he invites the attention of
purchasers. r • I 44 , Ct. I
11. A. DREER,
8llEB8)1AN mar FORM.
fr 3
; No. 59 Chesnut near Serxlnd,Thiladelphla
Ms now arranged and completed his
stock for this Slip of 1855, as fbilows:
1 1 VEGETABLY' EDS— in -early
ty, including th nest varieties of Beans
, Beets, Cabhjtgs, C ult Bower, Lettuee, Ore
lons, Melons, Eggllant, Tomatoes, leas,
Itadishos, Ato.,
FIAMEIt SEEDS.—llis*lion Is unequalled In
any In this country for wcto ?ad quality, and runt rs ,
ces tho finest varieties of Asters. Stocks, CarllAilail.
rinsica, Wallflowers, Thilay, , kc,
GRASS SEEDS--ofall kinds, including Illuesradfl two
Grass, White Butch Clover, Sweet Sconted'Vernaltheis,
Rerrennial Bay Grass, Bayern°, &c.
ROSES, &a,—Clioice ever-blooming loses, Ciiincllia9.
Verbenas, Dahlias, Grape Vines, Fruit Tnsur ' Shrubbery
Agent for Carlisle._
I.3—A full supply of the above celebrated Churn, now
ou hand of all the diffiment sizes, from 4 gallom to lsk
It received the first premium at the late Ponnsirmi a
State Fair, the first premium at the Franklin Institute
and 1/claVvare and Maryland State Fairs, said various
others at different places. .1t will malte,more end frth'r
butter from a given- amount of errata, and In less time
titan any churn In the market. Nor sale wholesale and
retail by PASCIIALL moitins & flt.t.
Agricultural Warehouse and Store, corner of 7 rt
and 'Market, Philadelphia. ' Der. 1454—ti •
it, wv presume he