Erie weekly observer. (Erie [Pa.]) 1853-1859, July 22, 1854, Image 1

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"No nobler theme ever *amid the pan oftke poet. It
tit the loal-elevated Idea, that no man ma coasider him
self entitled to complain of fate, while in his adversity be
atilt retains the ttnwivering love of womsa."—j4..
Though the day of ay destiny's over.
And the mu of my fat* bath d. Dated,
Thy soft boon refused to dimes?
The Omits •hieb so many eoald And;
Though thy soul with my grief was sequasiturd,
It shrunk not to than it with me;
And the love which my spirit bad painted,
It novo: had found bat la that.
Iciest, when nature around me is smiling,
The :est smile whteh ar.swers to mine,
I 4o not believe it beguiling,
Because it reminds me of tbtae;
And when winds are at war with the omen,
As the breasts I Bellevbd. In with me,
If the billows excite an emotion,
It i. that they bear me from thee.
Though the rock Jr lay layt Lops Is shivered
And it' fragmenLs are ..unk in the wave,
Though I feel that my guu/ is delivered
To pain—u. Alen nut he 41 slave;
There `P many a pang to pursue me,
They may trash, bu: they she; trot cor.derna,
They may tortur, but shall not subdue me—
'Tie of thee that I think, not of them.
Thong 4 haturn, thou drist not deemve tat,
Though woman, thole kitOet not for•ake,
(hough thou aide' not f3renke,
Though -landt•resl, thou never e,.uldit shake,
Th“tigh trusted. tn , ,u dtd.t u .t theclaitn me,
I kt, ugh .1 was, uot tt , fly.
Th , ugh svuo.hful, tt was nut to defame me,
N r ware that the ti.. 41,1 might Leh.
Yot I blew,. not IJar world, nor despise it
Nor the war th• many with line— 4 ..
It my soul was not fitted to prize it
Tyres folly not ..00nor to •hun,
And if dearly that error huh coin in.
ktid to re tluan I
i has.. I .itti 1 that whatevr: I : • oft m.
It cvultl tt ,, t (bet.
From the wree: M tt. ua-t ' , bleb bath p , rl-heNl.,
rhu, much 1 Et reeal.
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A short ticm xtr. r thiiiroorersation took plane
by the :ink 'Lod i)oroilly Grisesliawe, a report
gist ,i4rond that the road I.s.,•tvreen the hown of
C— enurehyai.d way haunted by
the , zhost of old Mak.m, the apparrinn f that
w rt h i having been seen and ,4 pc) ke u to by to v•
eral ut his old tritoi..l, lud asacielao,s, writ. hi I
frequented the 'ling's Foot" during his ..—upa
ti.,n of and t wli..ta }IN ptr.!.4ti wa. tr , •ll
Itte_Arn The pnot:.l“-- • N' Ag l. c"ach livi
ben several timer 4' ?Pile , ' bY • lid rbf”t,
the horses frightened,Alie vehicle overturned,
and -iseral ..f the 1 ,-•• to.fers *mimed
Those who retained their -ens.% h-ddly affirmed
that they had , een the—tL , it
and no amonv----, man irmaraahle
fur his in ht. t 1.,• in death they
b. for, : ott. Thee tales, whether
true ..r , ily 1.. lreved among the
lower elaese., uu.l w• i r mean. of bringing a
great infiuz of gue-tsoo the ...Brig's Foot." All
the !tilers in the loam flocirti hither after the
night had closc.l in, questions, and repeat
what they had heard during the -jay about the
Martha Mason 1 oked sourly on her new ens
tfimer.., and answered al; their questions regard
ing her departed husbanJ with an abrupt, "What
concern is it of yours what the man was like!—
Ile is dead. I know nuthing about him nov;—
nor ‘I ,, 1 want to know I don't believe one
word of yunr fool. -11
One circumstaoce struck Mary very singular:
young Mak.uti wa. always absent of an (vetting,
and seldom re tumed before day-break, particu
larly on those nights when the coach from N--
was expected vi pass that road, which was only
twice during t Ile week. This was the more re
markable, a., had always been the foremost iu
t Lacs f and misrule that w, re constant
ly enacted beneath that roof. WI, n h.• did
mak.. his appearance, ho WLC usually her, and
repeated all the pranks performed by the ghost
as an exc.dlent joke , , liilll.l.ikitig has looks and
actions amid lout bursts ,f indecent laughter, to
the no small horror of Ills sup rstitious guests.
"What d the ghost look like, Bob." asked
Spilman, a» honest laborer, who had
stepped in to drink his pint of ale and hear the
ti( w.; and baring tarried later than his wont,
war afraid to return borne. never seed a
ghost in all my born days "
-Why, tuau, ghosts like owls, only come
abroad of a night, and you have little chance of
having your curiosity gratified during the day.—
But if you are very anxious to see one, and are
not afraid of leaving the chimney corner, and
s'vpping out ,nto the dark, just go with
the mouth of the Gip-v lane. and look for your-
It was there the tAti up appeared last
night. and there most likely he'll be t ight
again "
"Thn Lord ha' mercy upon tm. Do you think
Bob, I'd put tuyi.olf in the way of the ghost? I
would not go th. r be inreif tor all the world."
"It would not hurt Non
-Not hurt 1 9 Sur; it broke the leg of Dick
Simmons, when Akearol the bones, and over.
milled the et. Al last Monday night. I'd rather
keep myself it) u whole skin But when you
seed it, Bob, w.)rn't you mortal feared '
"Not I "
"An did you *peak to 'nor'
"Ah, to be sure Do you think I' run away
from my own dad? 'Old boy,' s►r I, 'is that
you How are you Tilting on below?' He
shakes his bead, and glowers at me, 'an hits one
eve looked like a burning coal."
"'You'll know one day says bet.
"'That's pleasant nowt;' says L 'You'll be
sure In give me a warm welcome at any rata.—
There's nothing like having a friend at bead.
quarters.' When be saw that I watacit afraid
pf him, he gave a loud screech and vanished,
leaving behind him a most infernal stench, of
brimstone, which I smelt all the way from the
cross-road as far as the bridge. He had got his
answer, and I saw no more of him for that
Josh thrust his chair back to the wall, and
drawing a long breath, gazed upon the reprobate
with a strange mixture of awe and terror in his
bewildered ciountenanise.
"Why, man, an' say feather had mid sie like
words to me, I should have gone stark, staring
uwd with few-wad Mme." '
Gold forel,e•
'The shim would all be ou his side thee,"
(tooth the isoonigible Bob. "I did sot make
him the bed ma he was, though he made me.
e was sloop as ugly fellow, and the seeeehing
be has got down there (sad he pointed
candy to the ground) has not improved his
looks. Bat mother would know him in s minute."
"I never went to, ere your father spin, Ito 4.
ert," said Martha, doggedly; "so you need not
address any such impertinent remarks to me. I
had enough of his oompany here. I don't know
why he should leave his grave to haunt me after
his death."
"For the love he bore you while on earth,"mid
the dutiful son, glancing round the group with
a knowing look. "Dad is sue of a kind reoep•
Lion from you, mother."
"The da he was buried," said Martha, "was
the only happy one I had known for twenty
years, and yen know it well. One of his last
acts was to make me a cripple for life."
"How did he come by his death, mother Ma
son?" asked a young sailor, Tom Weston by
"Ile was tilled in a row with the smugglers,"
said Bob.<-"He had helped them to land some
brandy, and they wanted to cheat him out of his
pay. Father had lota of pluck , . He had lost an
eye once before in such a Who He attacked
the whold band single handed and got knocked
on the head in the scuffle. The smugglers ran
away, and left mother to bury the dead "
"He only got what he deserved," muttered
Martha. "It is a pity he did not get it twenty
years before. Bat he has gone to his place, and
lam determined to keep mine. A ghost has no
legal claim to the property of the living, and he
shall never get possession of this house, living
or dead, again."
"But suppose, Martha, he should take it into
Ma head to haunt it, and make it too hot to hold
you," said Tom Weston, .‘what would you do
"I think I know a secret or two that would
lay the ghost," returned Martha; and hobbling
across the kitchen on her crutch, she lifted down
and uld horse-pistol that was suspended to one of
the low cross-beams, and wiping the dust from
it with her apron, she carefully examined the
"This should speak my welcome to all such
unwelcome intruders. It has released more
than one troublesome spirit from its clay tene
ment, and I have no doubt that it would be
foun4l equally efficacious in quieting others—
that ii if they have the audacity to try their
strength against me;" and she glanced disdain
fully at her son from beneath her bushy, lower
ing brows. "This brown dog is old, but he can
still bark and bite?"
"How vicious mother looks!" \ said Bob, with
a loud laugh. "It woald require a ghost with
some pluck to face her."
"What time did the spectre appear last night?"
said Tom Weston, who saw that mischief was
brewing, and was anxious to turn the subject
into another channel "I 'should like amazingly
to see it."
"That's all bosh:" ewid Bob. "You would
eoou out and run But if you are in earnest,
come with me to tlit: crossroad, and I prom we
to introduce ycu to the old gentleman- The
eloek hag josit ••rook eleven; he will be 'eking
h;. rt.tavk F), the time we get there '•
,uog man drew back "Not your
e,wpar k y, Mann It would be rai-e
"Weld, 'please yourself I knew yAu w‘miti
ft,nl; out. gn, however I want to have
tew mitanten' conversation with the gtt be. he appears iu public. Perhaps h • will -low
tn• where u+ find a hidden treasur 0.,"1-bye,
mother: shall I give your epmpliments to the
,:enticuriii: Love, I know, is out .•1 the ques
tion Y.,. had none to spare for him when he
‘Nri, 3lke."
'Away with you for a blaaphemoui reprobate
thu , you are:" cried the angry old woman, mhali
nag her crutch at him.
•'Mammy's own darling sun!" cried the dis
gusting wretch, as, with a loud oath, he sprang
through the open door and vanished into the
dark night.
The men looked significantly at each other.
and a little tailor rose cautiously and shut the
"Wby de you do that?" said Tom Weston,
"To keep out bad company."
"It is stifling hot!" cried Tom, kicking it open
with his foot. "I shall die without a whiff of
fresh air."
"But the ghost:" and the little tailor shook
bl 3 head mysteriously.
"Does not belong to any of us," rejoined Tom.
"My relations are all sound sleepers; good, hon
est people, who are sure to rest in their graves
There is a storm brewing," he continued, walk
ing to the open door, "that thunder-cloud will
burst over our beads in a few minutes, and Mu-
Bob will get a good drenching."
"Its awmme to hear him talk L 9 he do of his
feather's spirit," said honest Josh "It makes
my flesh creep upon my bones.',
"Provided there'sany truth in hie statements,"
said a carpenter, who had been smoking his pipe
by the table, and siiently listening to the conver
sation—"which I much doubt. For my own part
I would be more afraid of meeting Robert Mason
alone in that dark lane, than any visitant from
another world. I don't believe in ghosts. I
never saw one, and I never met with any person,
on whose r ord you could attach much credit,
that could statisfactorily prove tosou that he had:
when you pushed him hard, it always came out
that he was' not the person who had seen it; but
some one else who ha 4 related the tale to him,
and lie had every reason to believe it true. The
farther you searched into the matter, the more
indistinct and improbable the=became."
"Ay, Bill Corbett; but you Bob declare
that he has both seen and spoken to it, and the
lad must know his own father.4"-
"I don't take for gospel what I hear Bob say;
I don't believe one word of the story—no, not if
he was to swear to the truth of it upon the Bi
ble," said the animater, waxing warm. Before
Tom Weikel...could reply, a loud peal of thunder
burst suddenly over their heads, and the vixen
was ee vividly lighted up by the electric flash
that preceded it, that Mary, who was ioteatly
listening to the conversation, rose from her emit
with a loud eereani.
"By the living Jingo! what's that?" cried the
laborer, startling to his feet, while the pipe he
was smoking fell from his nerveless grasp and
shivered to atoms on the hearth.
"Palmy!" said Tom Weston, renovating from
the sodden tremor whiob bad mixed him, "'tilt
only the poor dummy. I thought the gal bad
been deaf as well as dumb."
"Why, man, the deed in their graves might
base heard their said the terror stricken ddb.
• He bad scarcely ceased speaking, when Sophy
Grimehalve sprang into the room—ber eyes fired
and staring, and her usually rosy ekeekr livid
with fear. "The thunder," she raped, "the
dreadful thunder' and would hese fallen to the
ground, had not. Tom Weston caught her in his
arms. The unexpected sight of such a ; beautiful
apparition, seemed to resifts the Young man's
presence of mind. Be placed her in a chair,
while the little tailor bustled up to get a glees of
cold water, with which be impiously
face and hands. h a few minutes her
*eased to tremble, and opening her e
glanced timidly round her. The Arm act t
enconntared . her gave, Will the scornful,
fees of Mrs. Marma t esowlig upon her.
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"Mother was issilea% sad ells- is aft eftaid
thunder like me. Me m dal thisesifel LA of
Vitals; . I dared nee 4//lay sirs is the
home." 4
"Are you a bit Ida, Malt rat may' ,
ed the witch-like woman. 91 vsn ikaistnx".
kind of you to keel) yotr smiNt Wow;
ed to danger, while you has away flees it line a
eowardl A bed mime, however rim heeled, is
better than soap. In your ear Itilt% worm'
"I did sot think of that," said E with
unaffected simplicity, rising to r `:_3lother
never earn for it, but it mem MI IrMabki frost
head to feat, and almost drive, lib kg& 'my
self. I can't WI why, but it leneahlwYll bowel,
with me dace I was a little shad.
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As she finished speaking, mother pro
tracted peal of thunder rolled Am* leav
ens and shook the boom, and fkgby ask down
in the chair. The handsome young emi
r was at bar side with a glow_ I d ate.
"Never mind that cross old woman, my dear;
she scolds and rules us all. Take • asap of, this
—it will bung the roses book to rot asalo.-- -
Why, you are as pale as the ghost we wereitalle
lug of when you came in."
"Oh, I'm such a oowardi" sobbed Sorilf• "Ab,
there it mimes again—the
fa ttening will blind
me!"--and she shrieked threw her apron
oror her head, as another terrific pm) burst sot:
emnly above them. "I would rather see treaty
ghosts than hear the like of that spin. Did not
you feel the earth shake?"
"Now for the rain!" cried the little tailor, as
a few heavy drops first splashed upon the door-
sill; then there was a rush and roar of a hurri
caw', and the water burst from the skies in tor
tense, streaming over the door-sill, and• beating
through the eidaks ui the ill-glued windowa.
"Shut the door, man! can't you!" vociferated
Tom Weston to the tailor. "The rain pours in
like a flood, and it will give the young lady cold."
"Poor, delicate creature!" said Martha; "as if
a few dorpa of rain could hurt the like o' her!"
As the tailor rose to shut the door, two men,
bearing a heavy burthen between therm, filled up
the vacant space. All oyes were turned upon
the strangers, as through the howling wind and
rushing rain, they bore into the room and placed
upon the back floor a man in a fit of eelepsy.
"Well, messier, how is it with 'an?' said the
foremost, who was a stint, rosy fellow from the
laboring class. .
No answer was returned to the inquiry made
in a kindly tone. The person thus addressed still
continued writhing in convulsions, and perfectly
unconscious of his own identity, or of that of any
person around him.
"Put a tablespoonful of salt into his month,
man," said Corbett, the carpenter; "that will
bring him to, if anyLhing will."
The simple ' but. powerful remedy was prompt
ly administertal by Mary, and after some min
utes, the par , xpens of th , disorder grew less
violent, and the sick man, with a heavy groan,
un&v.,e , l 6i. large dark eyes, sad peed vacant
r ,uti him—hip teeth still (shattering, and
(Lit. .4 usi•ulsr IttnM trembling like one in an ague
C• urage, weaeter," yaid th laborer, giving
:1111: 3 iftentlly blap ou the shoulder ..There's
nought that eau hurt thee• hv re . Se e ,, the fire
barns cheerfully, and 'tie human orators an'
friends that are about thee."
"It tairone," groaned the presume lotto, olde r
titrayos, as It LO Wit 40111 e frightful ap
i4,,nr i•-. 11 --gone for ever?"
vaaished dean away lat.,' thee black
iii A ht "
"Whot did he see?'" anted a chorus of eager
voices; and every one in the mom crowded round
the (alien mats.
.• H 43 seed old Mason's ghost on the bridge,"
said ill: , larorer, "An' I seed it too An amine
looking cretur it wor, an' I wor mortal sheared;
howdsoinever, when messier screeched an' fell, I
forgot to look on 'nu 'gin, I wor eo Awed about
'un. This good man com'd along, as luck wud
ha' it, and helped me to carry 'un in here. For
my part, I thought as how hleaster Noah was
dead; an' as he owed me four pounds an' direr"
seillins for my harvestin' with 'an, an' I had no
writin' to show fur it, I thought it wud bad
job for me an' the fanely."
"True; neibor," said the other bearer, senten
tiously; "the sight ttEr.the ghost wor nothin' to
"And did the ghost speak to your' said tks
li Wu tailor.
"No, no, I bileeve that them gentry from the
other world are sworn over by Satan to hold their
tongues, an' never speak unless spoken to. Boyd;
summer, this ghost never said a won*, it stood
by centre srub o' bridge,
wrapped up in a wind.
log sheet, that flickered all e ver like moonlight;
an a shook ter heed, as gleihred on us with two
fiery eyes as big as sateere, an' then mink down
an' vanished.'
"WI, is was hiiii—hirn!" again groaned forth
the tome-stricken IRMIL, rising to a tatting pier
tore. "tie looked just as he did, that night--
that night we found him murdered!"
"Of whom do you speak, Master Cotton?" said
the little tailor.
"Of Squire Carlos."
"Squire esslosl" Did the ghost, resemble
him? lie has een dead loos enough to sleep
in peace in his grate. It to more than twenty
yews &passim he was murdered by that worth
less scamp Bill Martin.' I was slip of
lad "ben. I walked all she way hum —io
Ipswich, to see him hung. flow nuns you to
think of him."
"It was him, or some demon in his shape,"
said Noah Com—far it wee the hero:Or vy
tale—sow able to rise and take the *hair that
...he gossiping hide miitwidhir e a, him. "If ever
I saw Mr. Carlo. is lita; I saw his appsistion ea,
the bridge to-night."
'"A man should ks'air Lie °TO filtaist, 4 lßoood
the tailor, "and yet here is Bob' Mason takes the
same appearance for the ghostly resemblance of
his own. There is soots
strange m• "
the ' s should bring theof
Squire Carlos so far from his ewe • He
was shot in his own preserves by • Martin.
I .mind the circus nos quits well. A good
man woe the old Spire, but over-partieslar about
his gam. If I mistake not, you be Messier
Noah Cotton, whose mother lived up to the par.
ter's lodge ?
Noah nodded assent, bat be didn't seem to
relish these questions and rosiefooneus at the
honest laborer, while Josh, delighted to hear his,
wages run, eootinated-..
"I kisi you'v• Urretten, as, Mew
Cotton. I Usd to work in them days at Armor
Hamphrey's, up Wood-lane. Too bate grow'd
.1111 oid•looldug sea duos I used you last. Ton
weep young and spry mom* dui. I dims'
l'lsevo the tales that yolk did tall of 'ln—drat
you were the equines own roc Dot yksa be as
bike him now se two pees Tb. sashimi WOW
right, meter all."
Ihettranipsr wicked, mid tossed pals
" They say ma you've grated a 'lob Imo saw
oor Amos that old 'usloos, your
liothar, still
"She is des4," Noah, toruhtli his busk
abruptly tut 40 laterrogator, sad adthestiug
himself to the sire of the holm
"Mrs. lbws, Lae hew 'Pity I Seel
boss, bet tbs La Ste so gook osi Wow
'l : ,•ilVLy 22, 1854,
Ist Ole lee glad ess hid all sane
ZsAlma mild deep the odheleof it
"Illy beds ao a vid," woo the eem reply el
the may' time. bow km( haw yea Lora
gebiest Ages ihs
"Ter estgral yerse lbw Mesa I had the ty
cfsgsr. Asti sow the least areal omelets,
• Ohm ow"
it appears. Postioshrly the sight of as
obi faded whoa least apart This is Mesas;"
SSA ohs smiled of easily; "Paola was, • -
Haag and dud, a kiad -friesd to you."
"Rs wee, Wised," sighed the utragger. "it
was set well abet- I lust idol, theta knew hew
sae I was ismiebeed to him." Thee seddialy
twain five bit, be labli skedfirtly Sowards
the open door. "It rains ease aati•dogs, mother;
yes gayly esaset ledges am s bed at gash a
segbt P'
allf ham—
already tad you, I have tie bed to
spare To spesikthe phis truth," she added,
with a math 00.1 istet hat per haurieg
fees, aid watt goes of your oompsay. If you're
afraid of a shadow, pa an either awes* coward
or a big fool. I deep both eitameten. If sot
you are a designing rages, aid enough of each
follies owes hire every night."
"1 will pay you well for the soionstodation "
urged Nok, without 'Noticing or reseutiag Mt:r
tes isshgesat speak.
"Mother, ke be as rich es a Jew," whispered
Josh, hi her ear.
The hint, disregarded by Kra. Mason, was not
unheeded by &pity Orinteha who,liding
across the room, said, in a so ft , pe rsuasiv e
"Mr. Cotton, if you will step into the nazi
haw, I will r u eytte ay bed for the sight."
"The bold !" muttered Martha.
"Is it far to go ' and Noah shuddered, as he
glanced into the black night.
"Only a step; just out one door into the oth
er. If you be afriad," she continued, looking
up into his glooley be handsome hoe with an
arch serile, 441 will protect you. las afraid of
thunder, but not of ghosts. Coate along de
pend upon it, we *hall not see, anything worse
than ourselves."
' "There's many a true word spoken at random,"
said Martha, glancing after the twain, as the
door closed upon them. "I'll bet all I'm worth
in the world that that dfellow is not afraid of
nothing he's troubled with a bed ince.—
He's a hateful, unlucky-looking w I I'm
glad that bold girl relieved ms of his even."
"Martha," said Josh, "you're far ug this
time. Noah Cotton do bear an excellent chase
ter, an' then he has lots o' cash." This dream
stance, apparently, gave him importance in
the poor man's eyes. "That Carlos, who
wor murdered by Bill Martin, left in his will o'
money to Noah Cotton. People dew say that
he war his sun."
"A likely story, that:" cried the woman, teas
ing up her head.
"He is very like the Squire, as any rase," said'
dm little tailor: "1 knew him for several years,
and always found him a decant, quite fellow—
rather proud, and fond of dressing above his
rank, perhaps: bat than, h., Als-u)s paid Lis tai
lor's bill like a gentleman ludot- i. malty that i
make for, who call tbesiseive, l4 -eutleines, might
take pattern by him. He Wa. a vor ) baudssme
young fellow to those 44r—tali, ..iraight, and
exceedingly well made; 4,..1 elastic and rkupple
au eel, sod was toe best cricket-player in the
sotrally. I davit Isaias what tau bays coma
across Noah, this he looks so punt and thin, and
is such ha o/d man before his time. He has
boat giell to those terrible fie ever since he
made one of the party that found the body of
Mr. Carlos. It's no wonder; fur he toyed •he
Squire, and the Squire was mortal fuse of him.
Be be came very religious after be got that shook,
and has been a very strict Methodist ever since."
"He's not a bit the better for that," said Mar
tha. "The greatest sinners stand iu need of the
longest prayers. I thought he ba4 been a Meth
odist parson, by the out of his jib. Where, my
lads," turning to the two men who had brought
him in, "did yon pick the fellow up?"
by doyou see, mistress, that I've -been a
harvesting with 'an, an' he tak me in the taxed
cart with an 'us to the bank, to get change to
pay me my wages. Going into town this morn
ing, the hues got plump In the eye, so' cut it so
shocking bad, that waster left 'en with the hoes
doctor, sad proposed for us to walk home in the
000 l o' the evening, as the distance is only eight
miles or thereabouts. Before we starts home, he
takes ma to the Crown Inn, and treats me to a
pot of ale, an' while there he meets with some
old accramtatioe, who was telling him how he
knew his father, old Noah, in %tricky; an' how
he had died very rich, an' left his money to a
wife be bad there, that he never married. An,
I thought as how messier didn't much like the
news, ea his father, it seems, had left him noth
ing—not even his blaming. ' Well, , 'twee nigh
upon twelve o'clock when we started. 'You'd
better stay all night, master,' says I; 'tie nigh
upon morning. ' 'Sam Smith,' says he,' can
not sleep out o 'my own bed;' and off we sets.—
On the bridge we heerd the first big clap o' thun
deri. the next minute we sor the ghost, and my
messier gives a screech which might have roused
old Squire Carlos from the dead, and straight
fell down in a fit. The ghost vanished in the
twinkling of an eysq and I met this good man,
who helped me to bring Noah up here. fide's a
kind ammeter, Noah Cotton, but a wonderful tire.
ome man. I've heerd him, when we've been
at work in the tieldr start at the shivering of an
aspen loaf, sod cry out, tans!grhat'e that? "
"Did wet Noah say sum mat about having lost
' his yellow .canvas bag with his money?" asked
' the other man; "and that the ghost laid hold on
him with a hand at cold as i
_ "What, did al" and Sam Smith opened his
large, round eyes, and distended his wide; good
natured m4th, with a look of blank astonish
"If the Omer robbed Nosh Cotton of his eta
vu bag, that wee what no Nein' g mem Gould do?'
cried Rob Mason, busting into the room, and
Gutting sundry mad aspen round tie Boor.
numb for the sham tal
F'' t `>
We will now ekp into the widow Grinshawe's
cottage, and see bow &pity disposed of her gust.
The lower roes was la prolotad darkness, =I
the l& oespetnee bade bar oespitioa stay It
the dOW while she pawed s Belt ,froie the
rush-oubdle that shrugs burned in her utotities
chamber above.
"DO sot lam so is the dont?' Bo Mod, in •
voies of childish twat, arid eaulaidag bar
prow s& I dare sot be lime
“Nassessal Than are so simple bon. I will
sotto roe to lutist."
“Lot with in."
winos tooi4 . setikoes tookoolo That
moot be. ''' ooptytri, sot a lit,
tie Woodshed al. _ atm* thodal47, "die a&
es say td lin be 0* la &Vila I ttdat rper
°sive a Mat Ver: led yea bad hike siker
M to Dials Ikea maw% voleaF
esOli ao! alk the mark I lomeasi vies
Nay vino you seet"
Sopiry kdows loy aad !I'M%
yam she osier; maiseeied he
live mal t doe albs ltkra leak a Yampa • t•
kw a mode ov rsi WI ea ilia table, ii
Won him
Her eix h im orza il amok iseneiala s lop
masa Ai Up Med bewares
W aped kin de
aad mama et
ause epo hie Ass* blip mate
Me ossatram s
d, sad his amanamas imam.
sad tiod.
Pad long and sibetlY tuts hi*. Th e
ot wooom, be she good at bad, is al
ways toweled by die sight da mods tears. flo
phy was sada sad esia—ell her halts sight
be comprised miler thsee two beak bat she
seek not bear to whams sorrow sad =without trybig to alleviate it, mhos it
od 0, loorilloo of sow perusal gratileatloa that
she wanted strength or Wad to ratisgaish.
The stranger lad awakeasd her sympathy,
which the knowledip that he was sampustivogy
rich did not teed to diminish; and she mamboed
his "cantons's* with a degne of isionss and it.
*Mks which hitherto had been fared& to her
agars, who had borer sea wades to love it
admire beyond herself.
Para person in his satioa, Nash Cotton was
a remarkable man. Wm Warm wore high and
regular, his odr and dewmaaar that of a gestic
man, than with the edam to which his dram in
dieated him to belong- Wu ego aseeeded forty.
His raven hair, that curled is close mess round
his high temples, was thickly sprinkled 'lsl a m
his sallow brow deeply farrowed, bat
were not those produeed by sorrow, but care.—
ite looked ill and unhappy; and though his drew
was of a coarse manufrootere generally adapted
by the small yeoman or farmer, his lines wea
line and samulously dean; in short; he was
''tastlymerior to any of the men that frequent.
ed the "Brig's Yost."
"You are ill," said &Thy, laying her hand
Upon his shoulder, and speaking in a soft, gen
nice. "Let me get you something to eat. It
can give you some new bread, and a bowl of fresh
"Thank you, my kind girl," be replied, m
aiming his large, dark, melancholy eyes, and re
garding her neat little figure, and Oar,girlish
face, with fixed attention; "I am not hungry."
"Oh, do take a little." And Bophy placed
the simple contents of the cupboard on the table
before him. "It would give me real pleasure to
see you eat."
"Then I will try to plass mi.".
But, after taking a draught of the milk, Noah
pushed the bowl from him, and turning gloomi
ly to the fire, which was now brightening into •
ruddy glow, throwing cheerful red gleams to ova
ry distant corner of the room.
"And did you really see the ghost?" asked
Sophy, who was dying with curiosity to hear the
tale from his own month. And she drew a low
bench beside him, and gased earnestly up into
his face "I thought the swiss about it were
all humbug—a trick played off upon the public
by that worthless scamp, Bob Mason."
The man started from hie abstracted fit.
"Don't speak of it now, my pretty maid. Let
you and I talk of something else."
"But I should like so to know all about it.—
You said, when you were coming to, out of that
frightful it, that it was the ghost of a Mr. Car
"Then I was fool:" muttered Noah; but, re
,overing himself, he said, "I was one of the band
f awn wino found the body of Squire Carlo., on
the night he was murdered in his own plantation,
by Bill Martin, a notorious smuggler and Neck
ar I wan very young at the time the mire
had been a kind friend to me and my mother,
and the horrid sight made such a powerful im
pression 00 my mind that it almost deprived me
of my senses, and it has haunted us ever tines.
I see hits at all hours of the day, bat mud re
,raily the vision comes before me at night, and
pro luo,” , thews terrible fits. The doctors call it
think it fate."
"how dreadful!" and Sophy reooiled involun
tarily a few paces from her guest.
There was a long silenoe. Sophy tried to
ibake off the *hill that had fallen upon her heart,
by vigorously poking the fire. At length she
ventured a gleams at her silent companion. He
was looking down intently at her."
"You quern pretty old," she said, with that
bluntness so common to uneducated people, and
from which those above them winos in disgust
--.."are you married?"
"Na my dear, a bachelor, at your sorties."
"If you had a wife and children, they would
cure you of these acreage fancies."
'•Do you really think so!"
"I sin sure of it."
Them was another long ukase.
Her companion heaved a deep melancholy
sigh, and his thoughts nomad to break cot into
words, without any intention on the part of their
"I lave plenty to keep both wife and chil
dren, and I woald gladly marry to.morr6w, if 1
thought any good woman would have me."
Sophy smiled, and locked down into her lap.
She twisted the strings of her checked apron round
her fingers, the apron itself into every possible
shape. At length she started from her seat.
"Where are you going!" tried the stranger,
in a tone of slam&
"To make you up a hed."
"I would rather remain by the fire all night,
if you will prow se w stay with me."
"Bat my mother would wonder what had IN.-
some of me. 1 wort leave you and go to bud.' •
Noah caught her little hand ae she glided pass
him, and pulled her violently back—
"l will not part with you—you Must stay."
"NMI me, how timid ymi t aret Bow you
shako and tremble: I cannot understand this
fear in a big man like you."
"I should grow courageous if you were always
by my side."
"Perhaps you would soon be as much afraid
of me se of the ghost," said Sophy, looking up
into his sad eyes with a playful smile.
"The ghost again', But tell as, my pretty
maid, have you a sweetheart?"
"What girl of sighteeo, who is not positive)
ugly, has not?" returned Sophy, evasively.
"But one whom you prefer to all others?"
"I have never yet men that fortunate Wield
"Aid is they so oss far sloe yon s
partially/ Blume" •
"Noss, I swan yak"
"Good," said Nosh, riagly. "Saw you
"He woo iiroweed is a Imam gas, dubs the
fishing urea, wee yen apt"
"A mother?"
"Yes; but she has bees bed-ridden with the
tel o r mere father died. Grief far hi. and
law it on. There are no hopes of
lmeoever raguisisig the weed her limas sow..
"Any brothers or detenr
"On. sister, the hamok-backed Irl_ you maw In
the pest house, ths rest, are all dead. net a
yowl gaff aborts six weeks sip. Elbe wee °s
-1 pen of age_, sad as good as she was
beset*. livery body loved and respected
Cherloite, sad she died so *lOl y. It wee well
for her. I hove ones envied , bow Nisei she lift
Is. I anti bar whit as said ske was until
ghee we lost her.
Nosh .40isd so* sad was slat f mist
simissa. At In& bspeopis ,
"Is IA tint the is pia"
"l do dews bo good-
g," sad Sopky.. "Madams MIS
the oily mos I over paw 4k sad bar last
yards to us I elan WIPE tart. Tar osse,'
ohs las Oak i aids has lima mild *pa
bar Bjis, 5110 mot wasp for sic Most Iso so.
vows shay lifib see th• joyAgoilmaregi.
era him me ilsows. I sea sow flak mike
• sus lAA oar demi Rolsossor
sit Ins Wahl islisime-0 pesos wsus.
pwesth Immo . waierstsaidius. AI tilt liii
pew awl Nein; wilima you •11.
Apia Noah kisi, NW aovered Ms *lO
his kiwis, sod remiusa so Listig is 614 1.101 110 .
that &pity iasi Le had Use sib* 461
3 "0 1 km gilil heed. sod wad--
“Tour father iadeal, pew mother best wed
old, Sox oily lister *Tay aid deems& sad
porton' so yang avid pa ro dt o ir rith no llsoilsitv
toiprotsol, qr work far ao yuls souisi‘e
dear. ' ,
tirl to stsistaiw sad them.
faail } tu
"" 44 we aril Poot&" slid 8 eklp heist
ing into tsars. "/ _ _ I 015 to mitetpar
treats of the ' ~,-, boo to work dal *it
idea, sad Mary - trio has a mod saisse*
ia - oeder at ewe tsar broad, yet we are ohms aa
the point d stamdsa, boa d us ate is
hyoid our stresith—sad I tor ass sat hosedlj
t • Ilf " .. asciNosh woad his sot lb*
her waist, a kissed sway the_ tgert frank brit
bright blue eyes—"if you whikofie Gait. l .llll
an a dd man—old at say rate es a lt
barely tuned of forty, I could sia "pi
sad your sleeted *other and sister a tto
bit hose. I havegieasant cotta. at It til
and Arty acres of arable lalid, a ken,
gig, sin Ike ntik h son, and plenty of pig. aal
poultry, an income pf two knedred per. MIN&
in the bank, which is increasing every year, sift
ply balsam I have enough to sac Ply my bow-
Wd without touching either osintsi or hftalik.
The property I will mule urn yaw it my derdh,
if you will bottom my wife.
Sophy'. hand trembled in his. A bright *An
son sawed her cheek, her heart leapt wildly
within her broast; bat she could not Sad a word
of answer,
"I have been a bachelor all ay liht," email -
ued Noah, "sad a dell, careless life it km ha
to me. I had a mother to take oars et in her
old age, and I loved her too well to plans a wife
over her, who bad been so long the Weir= of
my home. -She is only lately dead, sad I feel
lonely and sad without her. I have Am thought
that I could love a wife very muck lam sere
I oonld love you. What say you to it, my
la it to be s nuitchr'
Sophy thought of the home sad gig, sad the
sir eows, of the pigs and poultry, el the oessfort
able home; and above all this, she bassi amt.,
ly to her mart the 2200 per annum that istrA
be hers, besides all the rest of the worldly goods
and chattels at his death. She looked Gewa ay
oat her faded, shabby calico dress, and mad up.
on the scantily furnished room, sad thought-et
the cold, dark winter nights that:wen wok*
and how ill-prepared they were to meet the.
She remembered the - days of toil, the nights d
waking, watching beside the feverish bed of a
querulous old womairand she km,: how fretful
and impatisat she was, and how tier soul slim
ed the task; and she turned her bright eyes to
the face of her melancholy lover, and placed her
small hand in his, and mud is a low, soft voiek k
that was music, to his heart—
"I will try to love you, and will be pow ink
if you will only be kind to mother and Mas%
and take us from this hateful plans."
Traniported with joy, be promised all that she
All night they sat by-the fire, hand in bind,
talking over their future prospects; sad theses.
morning Sophia introduced Noah Cotton to her
mother and sister, u her future husband, sad
bed. them rejoin is their altered forums. 'Ha.
man nature is fell of strange coatradictioas, sad
it so happened that the mother and sister did sot
rejoice; and instead of approving of the male,
they remoistrated vehemently spinet it.
Sophy thought them foolish and nagratefid.—•
She grew angry, and remained obstinately dud
to her purpose, and the affair ended in $ emily
Mrs. Grimahawe refused to live with &Thy,
if she married Noah Cotton; and Mary ertaM
not leave her mother. Mary, who was a sklarrd
observer of human (+treater, was greatly struck
with the serene she had witnessed in the pad.
house. She had communicated these hare to
her mother, and to this circumstance might be
attributed her steady refusal to sanction a mar-
rage so advantageous, in a pecuniary point at
view, to them all.
Sophy wa.s determined to secure the rich hair
band, and hove her own way; and the very melt
week ebe became the wife of the wealthy farniK l
and the newly-wedded pair left Ira gig, to
spend the honeymoon 1n Noah Cotton's nsral
homeitead, in the pretty parish of F—.
[To sts catmint:ail
Mr The South ha.• not pined any this{ by
the destrnetiotrof the Missntyi Compromise Hag
but on the contrary, it has most decidedly lost.
By the legitimate opt.ration of the Contralabs
est-Inhaling that lin-, all States to be formed ott
of Territories North of that lino were to be ad
mitted as free &nt.'s, and all formed South ot' it
as shire States, it they so desired. Now, tilto
distinction is entirety destroyed, and a majority
in Cotir will - , cerci.e full sway in deters in.r
,rite of every State, eves No
ank4 it. lf, for zolmission, whether it shall
TIM BEAM! ES ihrtrwo.--An experiested
brother ettitor -ays, in a rooent letter to um "At
present I Kw in the country, reeovering from
t .urt-i-n year 4 editorial lite--beol ere, monk•
hack and broken nerves, with little to sbow Register.
The Nashville Witig sayb: "lc ~mil
was issued in New Orleans last Th un d er tars
v_ , .
arrest of u free eoloreu woman, named
Peron% who *a alleged to be in the habit of ill
treating her slaves, and'omini instrumemb Of ter.
ture in their punishment.
VIP A female, aged seventy-ems rats, was
recently seat to prison in Great Britain for few
mouths, for having contracted a debt to room
the acted neceseariee of life, without hemp,
reasonable expectation to pity it. Hers is aMt
for the British "philanthropists" to Omsk pm,
tieniarly that parties' of theta who go alma in
seersh of objects of eharity.
CAN'T HILT rr.—There are s put gam
ems" for diesie4inuieg a paper-_-bat saisatm
gebeeriben re a lowa for dimemistimi
Jeorael, grin& is a little dillereat hem the saa.
oral rum of remoos. Se mated ghat tor *alma
year, se moo as the piper ems into the Mug,
there wee a perfect nab *ad germahle wee( the
members et the family to obtain it Int l ad the
dillealdes twined to ash a west tbei be
told them, it it did sot Nam, he mould be sew
polled to digerati's. the Jeuresi l for the mike el'
pews. The exeitemeet amatissed setwilimageml
ing, sad he stopped the paper.—MitseAr Jeer.
A Eieweest.-- 4 11Nr• •it Tosr Wore
asked a traveler d a asa hi nom a the ewes
of the "old solo= wilderness" a( tbe pit
"Home I alet got no boom!"
NSW, wbsrs do you liver
"I live is the woods, sleep no 44 6110 - 44 0 "
Millinaratiblie t sat raw kw al will 4
sat bid ass 4do nailiii. As ti,"
ailisit, «vs ipittiag too thigh sift Mb '
bow is the award as rye mss
a math, Ipatl boar than is a 'We ingr
kg ayes fifty I sila dour% the river. PA lON
1.14 sat into tits womb oibk."