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the cruel spainds of war —the cries
Of-"souls that struggle unto death I
And the dear!, Flag-L-our blessed Flagl—
' It trembled with their dying breath 1
• They stood 6r Trtith—they fall for Right;
Around, their living brows they twine
The flames of Peath—a lurid croWn I
And perish lwith n. joy divine ! -
God called theni op, they said no word,
Entlrose and took the hero's sward,
And, fronting wrinig and danger there,
Sent their lives heavenward, for a prayer.
Ah ! how holy„niust thou be,
To endure the christh of their blood!
Afa!r, home-ryes Grow blind with tears,
Rome -hearts are sick with longing love;
They knew it, all, but could not turn,
While God was watching from above ;
They were.not traitors, to prove false
When Duty pointed to the field!
Their hearts had answered Freedom's call,
Their hands Should never weakly yield!
'ln lonely Nvas t e lof swamp and
Ended their !orig., cold march of pain;
In many a. fatal trench, they rest
As still as on their rnother'§ breast!
' how glorious must thombe,
Erowned with martyr-souls, like these I
:By . every NortherM hearth is told
One Story, with it different name,—
How sdato brave nial(litid down his life
To sitre our dear -old Flag, from shame;
How, though the•gladiyear, •i.nging, bring
'The tlowers Sprinrr,the Summer's glow,
:There's sorneting lostr we skull not find
In ail the years that come and go!
And wistfully our sad eyes :turn Darn,
Toward where the Southern camp-fires
'And, thinking of our dead , we play,••
'Dear Lord, haste on! the triump -day I"
:Ah I how worthy must thou b ,
-Liberty, , •
Baptized in tears and holy bi od
A ifIieSTERIE OF PARIS.
It was 'atirinm the season of the Carra
ra!, and I was ' a't a masked ball at the
French opera House in raris. It was
past three in theMornier , , and I was
riously thinking of, retiring from that
wild .hoisterouS scene—not to doll it, by
anv harsher name—in which I had been
a participant for hours. I was'very wea - ry
of the danee, the lights, the music, the
noise and eottflqion, the silly nothingi,
that were being
. continually dinned into
my ear by the flirting maskers—and I
had withdrasin from the press and seated
myself in the most quiet spot 'I could
While I was thus sitting apart from
the throng, listlessly gazing upon that
which no longer gave me pleasure, a
imisk, in the dress of a l page; sauntered
quietly past toe, .and ) said, in a low,
guarded tone : - •
"Mooseijur will not seem to see or
hear; but will leek for the : blue domino
with a single spot of red: on the boson),
and fellow su carelessly as `net to attract
I .vas only sure this language was in
te,nd fur are, by finding there was no
otber at the moment within hearing; but
what it meant, if it had any meaning, I
was at loss yconjeeture. .I would have
questioned the pa g e, notwithstanding
the naution opt to seem to see or hear.
but that individual had already passed
on epo far, and was pbout mingling with
the noisy crow d. Alsl sat thinking the matter over, it
ocetirred to nin that I had been mistaken
for a nother Person, and that what had
been said to me, had been reallylntended
for ioufe one else. If this was so indeed,
it might lead to a novel adventure," and
no One was more ready for a novel ad
than 'myself. •
"Li • di' h
_Jook for the blue domino with d sin
Ric spot of .red on the bosom, and fullow
so carelessly as not to attract notice,"l I
reheated to Myself. "Very wql-4
t4rik ,will—if only to discover what it
Ltie next minute the object for which
I 'vas about to seek, slowly passed along,
not very near we, but in plaiii view. I
arose with a yawn.. and quietly, -with a
sleepy, indifferent air sauntered after the
blue domino. .1 had •no difficulty 'in
lceei-Jing it in sight--for the muiker—so
•disgnise.d moved veryslowly through the
crowd seemingly with no particular pur
pose. If she intended leaving the house,
it was not apparent tb me then, nor for
some time'after; and being really very
much fatigued, and not certain I was not
the sport of a.mischieveous page, I was
about to depart myself and finish my ,
night's adVentures ta' my own bedroom,,,
when I perceived my fair unknown 'com l .
ing , toward me with a finger on '_her lips.
She cane up close beside me and stopped,
apparently for the purpose of observing
something in another part ofr the house,
land then to my surprise, I heard her say
1 1 in English, in a low, sweet, musical
fiListen m' friend, but not seem to
heel.. In five minutes I shallJeave the
hobse ;by the entrance to Rue Lepolletier,',
end will meet you at the Place Vendome,,
Hafter'which we; will perfect our plan
Do not fail me this time, or . we may not
11.4ve ;another opportunity before the,
rothrn. Till then ailien
J. C. M'ALAWNE.Y.
; Debote3 to file itiqvipies of Vtio QelAociloy, alp) Itje 036'01W - if:HI of kohilig, ijitehtite 4RD WOWS;
COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA.,! WEDNESDAY NAY 1865.
As she ceased epealciag, she moved
away, and was lost in the crowd. What
did it all mean ? Unquestionably I had
beep mistaken for another person, as the
words "Do not fail me this time" - evi
dently proved. Whci was the Count al
luded to ? and what was the plan on foot,
to be perfected during his absence My
,ouriosity was excited, and I resolied to
go 'forward in the part thus thrust upon
me till rcould.ascertain something more
definite: And then her words in Eng
lish, so correetlyy spolren--plainly show
iug, that either she was, or know me to
be a foreigner, or perhaps both—made
me more eager to fathom the mystery.
Perhnns some may blame me, knowing,
as I did, there was a mistake, for seekinc
to find out that which did not concern
me.; and as I have nothing to say in my
defence, ekeept tbat I saw before Me the
prospect of a novel adventure, the tOmpt
alien of which I was not just then 41 the
humor to resist.
The French Opera House has ;three
main enterances for three ranks, jOn as
many streets—namely, one on Lepellc
tier for those who came in carriages, one
on Pinion for those who came in nacres,
and one on Grange Bateliere for 'those
who came on foot. My fair un*own
had stated that sho would leave by the
Rue Lepelletier—which went tol prove
that she laid claim, to the highest rank
among those present, if not incleed i dmong
society in general—and went joist on
the Rue Pinion to order fiacre and join
her at the Place Vendom .
'I reached the Place fir t, and dismiss
ed my driver before her arriageat)pear
ed, which stopped near he triumphant
pillar of Napoleon le Gra d. AS I hast
ened up to thecarriacce—Thich Was plain
black, without emblazonr of anyind—
the door was opened by a small loved
hand from the inside, while theriver
sat still, neither turuinc; his head to the
right nor left. 'II could just see t at my
fair unknown wan its only ()conga t, and
I quietly entered and took my seat beside
her, feeling a little nervous and sinnewhat.
Ltuilty, I must confess. The doer waq
then shut quietly, I heard the she p snap
of a spring, the blind was let de n. and
ve were whirled away in almo
f t total
darkness. 1 t
For nearly an hour we rode in silence
through the streets of the greati city, I
seeing nothing but the, dim form of the
fair unknown beside me, and having no
idea of the directlon we were ,going. I
thought over some curious std i rie I had
heard of strangers beitim b by one means
or another decoyed into dens bf robbers.
and began to feel rather u+sy. My
pistols had been left at my hotel, and:l
had not a single weapon with tnej unless
a small , pocket.knife might be so called
1 had not the feeling, moreover, to give
me manly courage; and I could not but
admit to•myself that, should harm come
to in's. through this adventuie, -it would,
in a great measure be owing, to, my, own
9 I had been. th inking
.this matter over
for some time, and had just come to the
determination of declaring. there had
been some mistake, and taking a hurried
leave, when, the carriage came to a
id the sweet
musical voice of .the fair masker--the
silvery tones of which. coupled with .my
native language, tended much to teas•
The nest Moment the door was opened
by the drivei... As I descended the steps
and offered the lady.my hand, I glanced
quickly around, and perceived we wprc
in an inner court, surrounded on all side
by lofty buildings. , If I had really'beed
entrapped, escape was impossible, and d
sudden feeling of . alarm made even my
"Come t -my friend ?" pursued the lady,
whose face - ivas—still concealed by the
mask ; and taking my arm as she spoke
sher led nie for Ward .tu-a. 'door,r-w Mohr stie
unOcked and threw open,
All Was dark inside, and I fandied the
air felt, cold and damp. .t hesitated, and
even grew back 'a - step. "-What !" she
exclaimed with a light laugh, "are you
afraid to enter here to-night Sir. Rich
ard, wherevou have so often been . with.
me before _
Thees' words convinced me that I had
indeed been mistak,cn for some body else
—no less,- in fact than an Enzlish hero--
net—and determined me to go forward
and see the end of the strange.affatr.
"Of course, I am not! afraid of you,"
I, ventured to say ; "bet what if the
Count should have returned during your
ThiS was the first time bad spoken
in the lady's• hearing, and I was not a
little icurious to know what effect my
vain might produce, notwithstanding
her eyes had been' deceived by my" per
sonar appearance, ,for I bad at no time
,myself To my great re
lief she aid.ocit iodinate in any-way that
there } was anything wrong in either the
sound or the words, but answered with
assuring promptness : • -
"0 ; i f that is all, have no fear for he
cannot possibly reach Paris befure three
days. But how'was it, Sir Iliebard, that
you disappointed me before?" 1
"I must explain that some otherltime,"
1 I evasively. replied. "Here, madam,
please give me your hand," I added, as
she . wasbout ready to set forward thro'
the dark passaees in advance of Me ;."I
can always walk better with such a tweet
friend to guide Me."
She gave me her hand, though I fan- 1
cied there was a 'slight hesitation. I
might be only fancy, but somehow my
suspicions rere reawakened. Could it be
we were b4h playing a p l ait r that the
whole affair from the beginning was
merely a illot to decoy me a foreign
stranger into her meshes, for the purpose
of robbery !if not murder ? that what I
supposed to be a mistake was merely a
ruse and far her own wicked purpose she
was permitting me to think that I was
deceiving her? The very idea under
the circumstances, was so startling., that 1
in a moment I felt the cold perspiration
start from every pore, and I would have
given ! half my fortune to have been safely
at myl hotel. It was now too late, how.
ever, to attempt a retreat; we were grop
iog our way through a dark passage,
with the door closed behind us; but her
hand. rested iu mine, and I held it in
such a way that she could-not withdraw
it•without my consent. Daylight, more. ,
over, could not be far off, and there was
some little consolation in the thought.
We, presently came to a flight of stairs,
ascended to another story, passed thro'
a long_ narrow corridor, with several
, sharp turnings, and at last stopped a a
door, which she unlocked and threw
open. A blaze of light from a large
1 chandelier almost dazzled me, and I s l aw
at a glance that the lady locked the door,
and then removed her mask, disclosing a
young and beautiful face, so animated
and radiant with smiles that instantly I
felt ashamed of my base suspicions.
"There, now, Sir Richard," she said, I
gaily, "you shall, seat yourselg in that
I fnuteul, we will have a. glass of wine to- I
;ether, and then we will arrange the plan.
With what haste we may,iso that you can
depart before daylight, if you wish."' 1
Cotild it be that even here, in this
light, at such close quarters . , she mistook
me for one whO by her own showing was
an intimate friend? The thing hardly
seems possible. If trip our resem
blance to each otter must be remark
ahle indeed; if not truci, 'then I bad
been lured hither for some dreacifuLimi
pOse. I seated myself as directed', and
awaited the result with a good / deal of
nervous anxiety She stepped out of
the room for a minute, through an inner
door that wag slightly ajar, and returoed
without her domino, in a V7ry rich dress,
and with a decanter and two wine-glasses
on a silver Piker. /
"Here is your favorite sherry, Sir
Richt.rd," she said' with :.a very sweet
smile, placing they waiter on .a table,
pushing the latter up befure me, and
seating herself op the opposite .side.
As I filjed the two glasses, the thought
occurred to me that the wine might be
M"lf she, drinks, howeVer, twill," I said
entally, "but not otherwise."
We touched glasses, and both carried
the wins to our lips. My eye was upon
her. A / She coughed slightly; and removed
here untested. In an instant I threw
tome over my shoulder'unperceived, and
remarked, as I replaced my glass, that I
had never tasted anything better.
"Try another glass : one hardly gives
you the flavor I" she said with her , sweet
est smile. ,
I thanked her, refilled my glas, took
it in my hand, and soon matrag6d to get
rid of it as 'before.
"Now, then," she pursued, "let us
arrange our plan about Marie, while we
havrt an , oppertunity. You . know the
COllO4 opposes your marriage for no other
reason than—But, by the bye; Sir Rich
ard, you have neglected to drink to her
"True" returned 'I ; "how could I have
been so thoughtless 7", I refilled the glass '
"To the health of tny dear Marie,and o r
speedy union !" I continued raisingli to
my lips. The eye of my fair hqstess
gleaming with a peculiar light, Ival now
watching me -closely. "Hark !" said I
looking quickly around, "what A ound is
"Where, what Sir Richer ' what do
you hear ?" she exclaimed, with a star
tled glance around the apa went..
1 , 1 think I was, mistak ," I said after
a short p'ause doting w,hich I had man
aged to get rid of th7ine without drink
Virhen she turned to me again I was in the
act of removing the empty glass from my
lips. She shw this, and on the instant a
strange espres 'on of wicked triumph
flitted. across er beautiful features. It'
was moment , but it was fiend like I
felt my blo.d curdle. My worst mph,
ions then •ere just ! I_, aas ensnared I
How , eb , . 111'1 escape ? Instantly I resolv-,
ed that she should not again quit my sight
and my hopes lay only in threats upot.
her life, while alone with me and
power. She now, without alluding to the
plan wbioh we had ostensibly come togeth
er to discuss commenced an animated
:conversation - about the mashed ball—
glancing furatively at me the while, as I
fancied to note the effact of the wine.—
To be certain I was right in my surmise.
I thoeght It best. to affect .a heavy drew.
ainess, and Secretly watch her motion.
-did so, and gradually appeared to fall
asleep. As , she perceived this,the mask of
nature was also removed, and I saw he,
her dark eyes gleam with a deadly light.
and her proud lip curl is scornful triumph.
At length she ceased speaking. and for a
minute or two sat and i watched me in si
fence. Then as if to make sure she approach
ed and shook me, saying:
"You pay me but a poor complemenT
Sir Richard,to fallasleep in my presence!'
And then, on finding I gave no sign 0:
concionsness, she added, in quite a diffe , -
ent tone : "Peer fool ! it shall be my
care that you do not: awake again ! You:
have played your part to suit me, and
now I will play mine to snit myself !"
She turned atvay as if to leave the room
probably to summon her accomplices to
finish her wicked work; and at that ma
-1 ment I laid hold of her arm. As she
looked around in alarm and found, me
wide awake, and inly eyes fixed upon hers
with a severe and lienetrating expression.
"Madam," said 1,, in a low stern meas
ured tone, "If youlvould save your guil
ty life do not attempt to eseapeor call
help! I am not the poor fool you sup
posed I You have played your part and I
mine! Do not .flatter yourself I have
been ensnared ! rknow you, and boldly
came here to detect you in your guilt!
Not a single drop of.your poisoned wine
has passed my lips! Your whole establish
meat is under the surVeillance of the
police ! and unless I return to my friende
by:daylight,your mansion will be catered
by the dread officers of the faw,and every
living soul in it will be taken :into eusto•
dy l'' Now mark well what I say I You
must instantly yourself conduct we clear
of your premisis I and if ye ) dare to falt
er in the least , or attempt to arse an alarm
that moment, so sure as the j e is a God in
heaven, you die I Vow gyre me your
hand and lead the way I"
White with terrified amazement and
1 trembling like an aspen theguilty,wretch
, ed woman stood cowering before my stern
penetrating glance . For nearly a minute
she seemed too much overpowered to
stove from the spot. I - took herj hand,
grasped it like a vice, and silently point:
ed to the door, At length she vii3at for
ward with lettering steps. In silence
she led me through the dark corridor,
down the stairs, through the passfge,irito
the court, through nnother passage, and
opened the last door that admitted me
to life and light Morn was just b , reakin. ,
and as-I felt the cool air o f heavCo upon
my fevered brow, arid' thought 'of my
narrow escape Prom death, there came
such a whirl Of strange emotions that I
reeled forward like a man intoxicated!
The mansion I had just quitted stood
on the banks of the iSein,about two miles
below the old city; and I belieste if I
had drank the wine offered me, my rifled
body would soon have been. cast into the
rushing waters. I believe moreover, the
mansion, grand as it appealTd, was only
a den of robbers l and murderers—that the
woman was only a beautifnl decoy for
strangers and oreigners—and that many
a ipoor, unsus ecting soul had taken its
flight in :ire there to the eternal world!
lidid, no communicate ; With. the police,
fiir the reason t iat, in thki first place I
could bring in ah i arge of crime against
and,ji the Second place, I did not
any; , ,
wish to -become involved with the French
courts of t aw ; but thankful beyond es
pression for my own escape, I firmly
resolve never to risk my life again in
anothir.mysterious adventure in Parisi
J r r.
I bow the constitutional President of the
*public His actions, his opinions, his
record, and bisltabas become now more
than ever a matter of public interest;
and we are glad indeed that the concur
rent testimony of those who know best,
leaves no reason for apprehension- as to
his general sobriety and blameless deport
ment. Ged. Burnside '
in a recent speech
in New Yoh, referred to tin mortifying
display nt bis inauguration, and assured
his audienciithat they need cherish no
fears as to his habits—that he is and ever
has been a man of sobriety, and that pro
tracted illness had necessitated the stim
ulants which unmanned •liitn in the Sen
ate. Senator Docattle, Ivho served with
him in the Senate for a number of years,
made a speech recently, and referred to
the widespread anxiety as to Mr. John
son's habits uow that he has become
President. Mr.• Doolittle is a gentleman
of the purest character, and entitled to
the fullest credit. Speaking of the new!
President, he said:
is f lthilik, a nathe of N.FOI car-
TERIRS.--$1.50 PER ANNUM
°line. He was an humble mechanie a tailor
by trade, and, it is said, received inerno
tions in the'first rtidimentic of education
from his devoted wife. He is a wawa
medium stature, compact trod 'strong,
built; of dark compleation I and deep - Set
black eyes. He is of billions 'tempera.
merit; of strong intellect, indotnitablit
energy and iroe will, in whose character:
I I should say the strongest feature of all
is that of stern justice, mingled a
genuine hatred of all tforMs of aristocracy
and bppression, and alpatriatism so ardent
that* amounts to a passion, almost 5
religion. He was the.real author t.f the
Homeitead law, alttieu L gh it did dot pass'
both Houses until after the rebellion be.
gan. On account of his - determined and
constant support of that measure of the
people, and which of itself ?would bar
slavery out of all new territories, the
aristocratic slave.holders of the South—.
Mason, Slidell, Toombs, Davis, laid the
like—long before the rebellion, hated
him with a perfect hatred:
"I have occasion to know how 'much
he reciprocated their feelings towards
hint, for when I was occasionally, as a
young Senator, engaged in controversy
with them, he always took great pleasure
-eferring me to the necessary Ilion•
meats to enable we successfuly to COll4
'But, you ask me, is he a sober iman ?
'Such was certainly his character
•du ing ifl,the time he-was in the Senate
of he United States. My best iinpress
si. n is that he did not drink at all at that
ti le. After his leaving -the Senate to
go' to Tennessee as a Brigadier ! General,
to act as 'military Governor, I Of.courae,
not know whether lie did . did noti,
Ilike a : g rest many of the officers in the
I • •
i arrny, indulge in drinking. I. am inform--
'ed that when be left attend
on to Washington to attend the inangtir.
ation, lie was just recovering from a-se.
were illness. Tnat he Came upon. most •
urgent!solicitation, against his .own pref..
erenees4 That he was sustained l and ;kept
up more or less by stimulants prescribed....
and recommended by his physician. He
was still suffering from his malady, when
probably he ought to have been under
the charge of his, physician, on. the day...
• of hiS inauguration.
''What occurred then has !given rise...
to a thousand • criticisms and: apprelien. •
sions.j I shall not go farther into that'
' than to say, L saw him seveial tidies after.
wardOefore I left Washington, at the
houseiof Mr. Francis P. Blair, where he
was staying by invitation, in company
with Hon Preston King, of New York;
and Itfound hith lecovering from hie ill.
ness, and, so far as I could jddge in all
respedts; as he was in the Senate. Ido
not,believe that Andrew Johnson, who
always lived a lemperate and upright •
life until past fifty years of an, nowthat
-the.great responsibilities of the Presiden.
cy are thrmti ape° him, can, or !will per.
Mit.himself to indulge in the.use of in;
to l xicating drinks', and thus endangertliat
republic for which he would willingly lay
down his life. • I would sooner believe be
Would forswear all intoxicating, drioics
—A correspondent of the Boston Jour
nal gives an 'account of a eonveysatioti
with the late, President, from which it
appears that he Lad a presentment that
he should not survive the close of the war.
The writer says: He may not have looked
for it front the band of an asiassin.bnt he
felt sure that his life would end with the
war long ago. He told me "that be was
certain be should not outlast; the Rebell.
ion." It, was in last July. As you will
remember, therewas dissension -thee •
amoog•the Republican leadetis. Many of
his best friends had deierted hitn, and
were -talking of an' opposition convention
to nominate another candidate; 304
universal gloom was amougk the peoples
The Math was tired of the war, and sup.
posed an honorable peace attainable, , Mr.
Lincoln knew it; was not—that any peace
at-that time would be only '', disunion:—.
Speaking of it, he said :+ l ‘.l have faith
in the people; They•will not consent to—
disunion. The danger is, they are mis.
led. ..Let them know the truth, and the
count yis safe," -He looked:haggard and
pro, and further on lin the interview
larked on his appearance, Saying :
t.are wearing - yourself Out with bard
"1 Oen% work less," he replied
"but } g t isn't that—work Dever trqubled
me. [Things look badly,ann can't avoid
- anxiety. Persbnally,t care nothing about.
a re.eleetion ; but if our diiisious defeat
us, If fear j for tbe country." . when 1.
anggcsted that right must eventually - .
triuuiph—that I bad' never 'despaired I:1
the rsult. he said : "Neither have Lb
I may not live to see_it. I feel n Pre.eiz -
ruenkithat I shall not outlast the R 4 ,4-
When it is over ray 'work will bp
A recent 'rebel letter; found io,a Scioth•
ern Post Otlce says.4—"After the war
don't, know which will sound worse to say
I wz.i in the peoitent Liu four yeqr or that&
beleaged,to wheeler's Cmilriy."