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VOL. XI.-NEW SERIES. " SALKSBUIiY, X. C, AIJ(UJf24, 185"""" 7 '""r
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J. J. UKUNhK,
EDITOR AND rBOl'lllKTOR.
Two Dullara ayrar, paid within thrr? montlii, from
rfwitacriution : eo.tlr.nd fifty rrin. if mil
(iUa before Dm ci('riH.ii ,.f the yfar, and rhn-i- dnt
Un mtlvt lh yM km ruiHrrd. N, apr dia ..mm
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oi the Editor. r 1 1
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An adrnii.'iueut iukiii);' II or 1 Miliar. 'h:frj
il tn pntporljoii t I uare : .Mukinff '2 or 1 fcini.
.'tttft r4 m pnipnRmii taaa . All Wuum a a.t
-M'"l ; J "' o ehtnnl In pnKirtjou i.. the h..l,oi'
rr;intrd 'to thuae irhu advertiar r-guly thruojti Ltio.;
'rtirrts dollnra for anaounciu ramlidatca fr oftir.
t''irl Ordera rhal-jf,-d 2't rr rent Lijjio-r ihan Oi
iivf rat,. Ordi-ra lijr divorce of liuiii4:id a;il ujl:, ,
1 Pcraona aendinf ia adrrti"iiiiiiOi ar.- r--.jn-si
i i to VHe the numh-r of lna.-rtiouj, r-iinr,Ml ; olid if
il ia wiaoed they ahould ocrupv lloi t-aCpr.- s.i.si-
:.ier will be put" li'p' ia tilt uual aud rlirisl
J f io diaciMint on th'-an rutra
waiTTc-c ro nir coi-wsrt tir?r..
FIRST PRIZE TALE.
THE SHOTIN TIME.
.V STORY OF M A R ION'S 51 EX.
bjt . w. r.H ts.
The dav of the rendezvous had cnv;
and though the night was bcautil'iil and
uriizh.-aliin line of tires rxtrhtKii" frmu
the hifrliwaV bv. which VhuauV"
teuitaeJ-otifitk' t wards tl wai'ii
ALich . was iu buuiularv. mi t'uo e.t.
Mt - r -
irt.mTiTWt i5ightlyTrpnn iwrnotrra-thrmrg:''! girl thus t-tetrilV :-v-msW
;.s were ever -alied upon to take up arm- ( "' I' i-aw the devil in that w
in the wars of a christian king: - u the answered Tvncs gravely, - .
east, anarra one-fourth of a inile I'lisfaitt
trom the highway, which bounded the spare the life of this reb. I. ami if m
'amp on the west, frowned a dense mass ''uspieioii are not alli;g.-lh-i gr -.undies.,
'if sombre cypresses, marking nnt the- j-; she will cause us some troiihi.-yet."
-ition of Black-river swamp; and towards " Thmd; uee take ..ur f. a: - and -u-pi
the south, at a much greater distance, acion-," laughed Harrison -and since
1 ing line of magnificent trees, stretching she w ould not catch at the l-a.t I prepar
their branching limbs to heaven, marked ed for her, I'll even awing li.is rebel up
out the course of Tarcote a leaser stream between In aven and earth at once, and
that emptied into tho swamp. ; sw ear w hen 1 meet her aga'u it was all
The spot which the tories had fixed up- from pure h.ve to her. I hve everything
en for their gathering wrs an opfcu' old - itr readihe , and he shall have a short
lieiu, wiiu t'uiy nere unu mere a conn (
rr tree, that long years ago the axe had
1'iles ofjogs had been heaped up, with (
an intervening space between each heap ;
"f isrhaps fifty or sixty yards, and these J
I T T 'i; i t. . I .. 1-1 -."T 11 T. . . ti ..
(,..!!-! t-i.r.t.wl ii, 0 t hirt from tin. lio.h veil V O I '
v. hicli we have above sjiokcn to within j t .xication. Momentarily expecting To lie
.'rhaps one hundred yards of thfjniirgin culled upon to march their prisoner oil to
"f 'lie swamp, had been fired about tw i- execution, a horse had-been kjept in wait
light. : ing' for Harrison.
Nearthcmarginofadenseand bushy ino-1 "Hey, my boys! I have kept you wait-ru-.s,
a few score paces to the south of this ing a long time," exclaimed the brutal
I'ne, was to be seen another group of fires, being us he appealed ; "but we will now
a here smoking pots sent up a suorjr have tlie hu-iue-s ovi r in a trii ii, and then
-teain, tellingof the aiiijile fea-t that prac-, to our supper, which has been already
.l l..... ,1 .t.. I. ,.-,..! t.......,rr ' i.n.. thia -1 it -
'.! .crutwd..-- Z.,r;:.--.-; -
Arrjund tlie inles of Tolm that werv now
laing briglrtlv iifmu the K.-eiie, wt rega-
r -s - . i .. - . . .
hiered groups ot individuals ot as many
TnTrrtresms on-!' wight ine't wili rti iim-
i ci'r's day. Momentarily, too, there were
hi-sli accessions to the iiuinhcr of the to
r.rs. 1 rom on all sides was heard the
'ramping of horses and the hum of voices
.a? I hey came gathering, to the. (.dace of
rc'idezvoiH. lleyond the farther en'd of
ii " line of fires, mid nearer to the swamp.
ah- in cad a capacious tent, brightly
1 within, where were congregated
.eh-is hi the movement, ami limner ,
r.-l the nioit nroiuiiieiit tories of I he I
;V:i!iie. i-i.i'ihlrv to l'eiv iheir re-nect-
T..r.,. ..' 1...... I...,i 1....., ,
.ai.wf..ir br-the ItVitisIT trelici-als th ta-k i VTf-H tlm rlruthiticrs and tiler., to come and Willi the comuiaml to . cuarge . m
....... . . '. m . ... - i. . i . ... i :.. 1 1. ci i no.. ii il... i.n-. h Li
II.'- , I'. ''! ... J
force of his cbiinirvinei
-' :-i jiio-eeuting the war. Nueci.s
' i -rini j his !nost sanguine ant ieipittlo'n
: ! i -1 ! i g a large number of the vicious
1 iji -affected to repair to his reiidez--.
he' did not de-pair of firming a re
".'.t -uflii-ieiitly strong to overawe the
'i' rv, aud thus recommend him-elf to
l.i'.'orable notice of the 1'ritish coni
' h r iii-chief.. lie. had nrudeiitly S'-t
-ii'tliiek on all the "roads leading to
camii.'who were to give the alarm' in
1' laiigi:-r. .while-bib rear was. thought
sufficiently motected by- a swainp '
:uc t A U tiiil,
-o I -- .... .1 I is
ih". 1. wblth oithWa and echoes of lhe swamp, hiakng thn stranger
ilua.m-ttRUUpatlusuii.ijLtiiotaoi f!a-.. ,. - ..;
' i -avV,o one '-'"f"" "
As Tvnes stood in the door of 1 1 1 - tent
and looked down along tin- extended lino
'of fires, around which were disposed the
" various groups whom his activity had
; collected together, he coui.1 not repress
an exclamation i inumpii and delight,
?o"e were t-eato.1 u pouiqicgroUtPI cligiuf-
- :ed in conversation, some were stumung
- ul u i-o.iu.ii In 1 ilwlmu (V .111 flm hi.
. . .1 ..i
, tires; many were pasmg the Udtle a-
i round in noi-y hilarity : otier were strol-
ling about singly or in groups, while not
!a few squatted upon theei tund, were en
iiragvd in the. mvst cries tit' old fledire or
poker, using some out spread l.u.idkcr
1 -i.:.. : 1. ...... r.. 11 ...11.
t tuni, inei h-ii ion or woieii tree as n laoie.
Horrid oaths and imprecation were heard
on every hand obscene jests and .ribald
danguage, sueh as is only heard when the
f im-n-t alisuduTird of jm-n are coflc cted to -
gctlier 111 the ptirhei'iiis ot u uruukeii cantp.
After gjizing upon his followers for a mo-
ineiit, lyii. s turned back into his tent,
gathered some ten
of a somewhat hig
leetual grade than the rabble withort.
Among them was mir former acquaint
anee Harrison, dressed in t!u ..furl uijilorm
of his rank, wit'l his sword buekled on,
and even his chupeaii upon his !u;td.
As J' lies re-i iiteri il, llan i-n rose,
and drawing forth bis watch, exclaimed
with an oath :
' It is high time, r.
without had their sii
as well hung up thia
loncl, those rascals
per, and 1 may
rebel AUecotl at
.s you please.
iV IK'S ; but alter hanging him. I shot
ut much fancy falling iulo the hands
the rebel U
" .Man in. lie : replied Harrison,
wilhanoath. ' I have certain iiiforma-'
tiou that !iis lorci-is scattered, and he him
self lied from the tat.e. .N! '.n-lieie me.
w e have the game in our j.'vn hand and
may play it out as boldly as we please."
All I -!.a'l -av, "ob-crved Tv ue-. in a
tone ul' t;. ii :ib. -re nil'
sll't'p h'l soliliiji V a
that j slmll tt.'t
r t;,:s exec
However, take your ow n c
iiii-ii.l.ei-, I wa-i, mv hands
t-tiaYe i iTi'ty" Tletef red T-
now, uo-dned 1 lam-on. m tie -
. hope that l )"ia -ing.e.; m migju tail jiito
ti.e trap 1 had laid lor her, by cming t"
int-Teede for hi- lile' ; l.ul tin- iuc-h luit
Twiioui I'-iTr-'Tiiiifily i,er" tl'.'ii'f T w'"i"'T
defer it no longer th an seven ..! -ek, nn
" le-s -'he K;.fajTfHieforr. tbrt-h''tir.-tHi-;
returned with thV new s that -he l.ai !)!
elu'ell aiV.il nijics Vv-li'l'luV IO"Hl.iug, Hll'l
like family arc i:i greiif alarm on hur ac
!eoH1it,':t:;d t r. f,..t- nil
; u.istX -tiA.4 pi;w.'-iu,-.U:'i.aIsj.'i.i"v . -
Ha- di-appeared sin-, vesterd.iv
nittruliyg r. j;-i...,4-...i.. 4 4ti--h-s titnt-r .
i-xiflrfitm-'d Tviie-, ,tli a I'e.o :'.! "atli, -t.tr
'nig from his sea', w hile I: - c .i cheek -
grew a shade paler. --Ti.c.e'- mischief
m tho w iml I Iarri-m 1"
" l'"hau 1 vues, what an i.Mw oman ..
Ut... ." V.H wiil .'art i't, ,yvur..'.e-vn .
sliaikiw tieJLU u. voU-saUci;. lU. Uiv..trali
- "WdriiUig, wlri h we feftrse'
' I'. 11 . IS . r.i 1 ---s 7 ,
- ioiil m n,
Thus speaking, he cocked hi
ly, and passing out at the d im-
turned and made his w ay t
w here Michael, securely bouri
under a guard of some fifty s.
if the tent,
. w as kept
Ii - of C 1 mill U'l'T'l lilri-.'ll
v in a state ot in-
- H - rvwoug uu.uut.JjLeii.IoJai.gig;"
" Here's a slu.rt iias-ag.'' "to "Votl"; -.ftriri
-aid one of theni, winking to Michael, n-
aise' the liottle to his lips.
' Inch' and lilisbiind t tha trn vmi
h-ai;..biiihind you," said another, w inking
alteiiiiiti-lyTTo' .Nlieliiiel and IJarri--i-.il, a
he gulped tjown the vile potation. '
Although the prisoner felt that his hours
Were hiiiiiliered, tin- near approach of;
death, as terrible as iUmay seem. to one,
in whose veins the warm current flows
.healthfully, cm! not check his ri-ing in
dii'tiation. JleYast upon his erm-l tor--
iiieuiors a gtunee oi scorn, hum t o
a st rung effort reprc i.-d the angry rebuke
that ro-c to his hps, firouipt-e'l-bv iht
.....r.-lfnl i.. soils of tl lirill'ii! soldieia.' :
..... ....... . .
forward, wasroii, and siriKe up no-
' Rogue's March as we go lo tin- ir.ill e.v
Jrce, and drown the hoi'ling- ol tho-e ow l-,
that seem shjieking out. their -asbein to
this old companion of theirs, who ha
shared the swamp with them sofoiig. Ky
my faith ! they are littjug t-ompaiiioiis for
Ii rebel such as be." '
.lu-,t at this moment, indeed, scarce
more than a hundred yards from the spol
where. they stood, was heard from tin.
i,Lu on ilaii.niiiri'iii of the sw ainp, one of
those long,wifiT, unearlliiy
wt . .1 ....
which 'tlie owl
soiiii-tiuies awakens the
V" " . .. , .. .:V. '
und again his fellows rung out their sue-
ressivu responses, their answers, each ris-
ing more and mure distantly, until they
seemed to die away on the farther side,
The prisoner started and trembled
slightly, while lie Mood more erect and
proudly, and his eve tla-hcd with anxiety
and "hope. Jlarri-on uuly obsel'Vt'J his
liy mv right hand,"
' worthy, with an aftemptto laugh, "the
rebel's nerves begin to tingle a little. A
- 1 few more such doleful htaves 'as that, and
he will become so weak, we will have to
- i-aiiy him boilily t. the iulluus. Music
V . .... . t r ... 1 1 1 . . .
nuthie at onee, otiore 111s legs iau 111111 ui
t Two drummers and a hTcr took their
places before the prisoner, and struck up
; the I Jogne's March. A few score of rtif -
tlanly men with muskets and bayonets
II ul liehiml linn, ami partly dragging
aud partly pushing their prisoner along,
the procession, with Harrison irt thcSr
, .head, . mounted on Ins iron grey charger,
1 r 1 1 . 1
I .1 I I
; took their way to the spot selected fir the
j Then ensiled siirh a scene RS we freely
confess we are unable to depict. Soui
lil'tieiii or twenty individual", mo-tly ne-grm-.
ran along i.n each side of the pro
cession with lighted torches, and 'inure
.than two-thirds of tho-,e who were as-em-bled
at the encampment, having been pre
viously informed "f what was about to
take place, at the first tap of the signal
j 1 1 1-1 1 1 1 1 hnri'ted away from every quarter
of the tieM, to take part in the proces-rion.
! The old field was alive, with some three
f hnndred indivrftrrals, etigi'riy tmrrying a
i lohg. jostling, cursing, and lm-hing eael
otfier in their eagerness P
mar the prisoner. Willi
get a position
ells and fear-
fill oaths, intermingled with rriiel jests
and heartless laughter, the multitude r it-!i-ed
along the i-Cciie of sacriliee.
lhe -J'ot cl.o-eti for the execution, wa
about two hundred yards to the northeast
i tje- eolojrrd's marpu! in the ppen tid'.l."
Harrison, had ordered that he sh.
hung upon a magnitifent oak, that
uejiiv two hundred Yards distant
- rllle - tliaTgril
Vf "T?i'e'sniiriT.; A T'",jTr'trn'T'tirr-ri trrlrarrbrtnrpd wH-h n - s - t - n -
aaeanv heeii thrown over
a few feet of tile
tetied ar uinl il
uiul, ready to ne las
in -eU of the pri-mier.
: r, t " "f e.-Ted" "Yrpo rr ' -xhc
ground at the base of the treivtieiir which
Fooil il i:-ll''lirii Lilili,. mill I., irlinm t ot. I
, ' s" .' . .. 1
in. -n ail'.tted the taki-t drawing linn up. the calm gnu ity ot ln lianilM'iin' learnres. " ell, .Mike, said an old weatliert .-.-.-.n, . lauiiiivn n.v
. flu! Luw lon., vand Iwaiuiful M..uwi4 llii dark, 1'uU. luJiluud lustrous tye turn-. beateu ridi-jnan. " I'll.ttll. J'"U all about , ip.iner.-i were realizing 110 less than fifty
the glorious night to. the. .victim led tL'..i.d.ut;ilhi.i' to, the .iigh' not left, fo regard that. Marion knew he . w-idijii'l have a ,,jllars per da,y. I'arties had already or-slwnjr-tijPT;
Hrrgtrflr-aboyo him hrmr-TlTr' rhn- -rrt-ortrrrig- -frrg-Hv-s-i, - w4er onrfs-t-- mimiihtu i.pnn-,-anif ' wmr tm mtfes ln"T;iifized ni Ka'ii Trincisco to sfart 'for' the
UU-iUUca-4-n.'.aia.-aUi.-aiam' a iiakiul UgiJ
.up"il the beautiful :4d bem.-iah, wl
lia-fufta-htdd hu'r SaLiWtL. . . NV.jr
earth seOuicd m..re dear, or the .-mi!
cr. ai 1 hi more i.i (-i v.
1 he pi i-...,, r seeine.l let to hear
hc-d I he d,-i .ding M.ic. s that 1110, k.-
1:1 tjie tearful hour, when the rage o
' .".""""'ioti with . Ids Maker. Yet h
J.uuug:ii anuima i.oi Ui-gra-psii ei-HtH'
-IiilJiU-Ug to-hi-ljope and fondiie.-s of Jit.-.
lb- gazed coo iffy' .and contempt iimi-ly
'-itpo-rff-trri-iou, as that unfeeling w retch
turned to harangue the noisy and brawl
ing cro wd, lie offered no iv-i-tancc w hen
liie callous- executioner ftsterii'd the t'atal
noo.se around his neck, for hi- pinioned
arms deprived him of the power to -trug-gje
; hut turned In his tracks, and follow
ed w ith his eye tlie movements of that ill
favored individual. Us he retired and stood
w ith his hands outslretc-he-d. arid grasping
the opposite extremity of the rope, ready
1 . . . .... . 1 .
at the given signal jo launch the prisoner
I iTitiiTrcniiTTT- "t TvnnT".iitPti.Tct in--
. i' -r-i . - , r - 1
ih him, with perhaps iieanv as much in
difference as though measuring the pro-
portions of a brawnv ox. Ill'- was a tall,
imtir, iMjtrarc faced and red-v hiskered gi-
ant, standing some six feet six in his socks
and with the proportions of a Hercules
No drnrihtHiad nflen takefr-pn-rl in -sim
ilar scenes, lor he .stomi with a calm, mo
iiil aiiduiirufHed countenance, his. braw
ny arms resting upon the rope, some six
inches above his head.
Having finished his harangue, Harri
son turned, aijd-d-raw ing his sabre, called
out to the hangman
' lighten" aw ay now, my boy, and ic"
the devil his due !"
Then came a moment of intense hih-nce.
Veal lTidt.:iIf Uaimt'.a' iT1 1 1 r it I H I " 1 1 1 " 1 1 ,
I 'lld in their ern s
. i i .. i . i l
but a moment before,
mute. The hangman
-hi huge hauda utic
si i ini-ncn aim
ad.aiuaal Ida -foot
began to ti;
und the rojie, which already
iten under his gra-p, and ul
;an to feel tho weight, of lii
ready he beg
lis arm fell to his side - and
;avt! way under In in , and
as the rep
lifeless corpse hpoti t)l( groiTnd'.
rt of a w ell aimed nlle rang
oar from the 'mar "in of the
wamp in their Iroiit. i
Then was heard a rustling as of the
. - - o
.i . . .i"..i.... ....
among the tree mps . inei u-ic iniio
f feet -then the clanking of sabre
in g 1
their steel scabbards -
t , , ,..
- - I
i''" 'ii ,r" "- ,
thunder, te.-iifullv tin -.re loniiied out
the shadow s hi' the swam' a l"iig du-ky
lini- id' hor.-emoti, w ith clattering Jioofs
ai-l'gh'aiiiing sabre-, rushing in -.will,
and noi-'v, and deadly array upon the terror-stricken
and pale-cheeked lories, who
screamed for mercy, and tied wildly and
blindly for some place of refuge. l!ut the
avenger of blood .was upon their track,
and the destroying angel hovered above
ami piiinteii uiu sworus ot
The war-cry of ( laroii-
mi llll't Indcpcudem-e !" eonplt-sl - will
cries ot ." no quarter ro tut) lories :. iung;iai.. ..... .....w... 'SUcli timely Inlorntatioii.' -.
- , - ,fj,. ;itr '. -. In vain" .dim nVihedor iucreife.-d the space betweeut .-. .-..hi 1 .1,, ;-r -.t;..,
.-i,.... it ... i. r.. .,..': ,..:.l,.:;r ..,.. fi,-es
( wliore man)' of theTr'coinrades stood with
j their weapons by their side. The ri ties
of ' Marion's men,' levelled from the
shadows around, were aimed with fatal
'accuracy upon the revellers around the
tires, and liad already Pi-gun the work ol
death in this quarter it the ncld. I n-
conscious of the bursting --tiinii, they fell,
me in the midst of their drunken oririvs
with oaths and iiupreca'ious on their bps,
others where they sat playing at cards
enltingover their suces. or in the midst
of unfinished iraines witl the uplifted card
in their hands.
! ( While tho ritiea thinned them nut bv
1 ... . . . .1 .i. . . ... .1. 1 .. .
- seorus, 1110 untgotiiis uu gteaimug sii
j tires pursued them over the moonlit held
and hewed them down in their tracks as
they lied and screamed for mercy. An
1 hour of rerrible rerributiou had fallen uj-
on them, ami remorselessly was the pen-
aity ol their many crimes exacted m this
hour of unsuspected wearily. The cur -
nage was over ilia brief space, and the
-. - .1 . e cii I -
iiciois weii uie iii4.tso.-is 01 n ieiu n iiicii
was covered w ith the dead and the dving.
Michael had promptly been r. -leased The party having secured the horse of riage was' not long deliiyed. In fact, I ic
by his cohirades, whose arrival ha I been the fallen t'ry, then returned to the camp, fore the partisan leader left that portiou
so opportune lor him, and so soon as he The battle, if such it could be called, hail ' "t the country he attendel their nuptials,
was tiwd, he w as fortunate enough to -,.- already ceased, and wheu they reached and gave them his blessing. Long they
cure a hor,. w Inch came galloping rider-, the spot, they found that Marion had al- lived to enjoy that independence so dear-lc-s
past, and calling to one or two of his ready posted his sentinels, and taken ev- j ly bought by the army of freedom,
brother dragooiulj follow, he vaulted in-: ery precaution for his security, during i Hut they had imt been long united,
lorsc rode tii-rcely away.
When the troop lir-t broke from their
over, scarcely waiting to a.sCeitain the
vtenl of. tlie danger llaixisi!h..ti'einb).iiig
for safety, bad turned hi hore"s head
urtws thi titW. hoping W wrnpr by a1
timely and precipitate flight. .Mounted
u pi 'ii an ir. .ii grey charger of uncommon '
f'.ecfw-ss and strength, iie confidently i-
to make oood his
r at le.i-t to dis'ance unv one who
might lie tempted to pur-I.e. I'..'l! a h 'Ise
mini who rode at the lead of the trooper-"t'
Marion, favored bv thi neon ik
brightnra of tiir night, hid ah-TTly mark
i High t. and separated tr -m hi - troop
How in pursuit. I Ire -I-I in a suit of
et iVuutliead V.t foul, and riding
wav ing fr
pre-eiiteii an omiiiou. apinaranee, a-
graei fully silling upon hi,-' stent charger,
wirlr i'li'-'fl.iaiiiiig !' I iwdtM"K'Ui thu.. '
di-red on in pursuit. Net a r.hadw !'
, ol i ol , OO'ol I't it .-I o-o .,r 1. V 1 1 i 11 1' 1 If I 1
, , ' '- .... 7 .-' ...
.tiVUi - ..L - iUU .its. Jje. sw til ..ini;.eiii' .ji-;y j.
bv, but wa fixed mc-aiuur'v and aU-riuv
upon hi- iinf-.rgiveii f-.e. .
'tteTnTTs '!' lUU-44jiiu.f.4lX- feet be-
hind iniii. when he had begun to iaTiey'
hiin-elf secure Ir-.m pur-.i t. I l.irri- 1 1
tarii.-l in In- .:ddle utitl - check grew
pah- with bar. when in tie--able ln.r-e
Viiaii "Tie ' re"isrn:sel Hi'- b-.M and dariitg
('i.vei-. whom he had wreiiged bevotid
,..t..,,,.. ,-,.,,,,,-,,,, TTI
,irtH.a.u4,j. Imudi-il ;ya4-,t"Uo hn.
nil cteratc toe, hih
h ill. a double .hi.
ed fearlessly, and
.lari'd hot he-ilat.
heloie 1,111 .lay a fence
i w hu ll lull-! be leap
lit a killing pace, I re
in hi-'-teps, and he
IVes-ing his gallant
to the utinost he clearnl it at a hound
wilh a smile of triump i reined in his
hor-e, and wheeling roiiinl, with his sa
bre, uplifted, -to.nl ready to confront hi
advancing adver-arv, and lew him down
before he couhl recover lum-elf trim his
'perilous and ditlieuit leap.
Con vers tavf 'nt a glance the design
. . - i , i - i
eiuinv, and though he inigl.l hav
i i -o i 1 i i i . . : . 1 .
j I I I "''V-J ;Y I .... . I ,1., .A , I
' from his hot-fci- an
ting him dead
as he st I, yet preferr.-d to encounter
him in a manner better calculated to sa-
jliate tho-jj sU-rn and vindictive leelilig-i
.-' f U-;
1 1 1 1 bv lllilincs In
d linn, he tighU'ii-
ed bis rein and permitted liUhorsi
proach to the difficult leap wilhsh
measured strides. 1 i.xing his eye
upon llariison. ami sinking low
saddle, he touched his charger
with the spur, and the leap w as gallantly
made ..Withjhe point of his wi.rl low--'
.-red and exTcuued iii-VotifT im nvaa ot
his hor-e, ho received the fiercely, aimed
blow of Harrison, and skilfully parried
:T--wi-auji4i.j..ii.d..jilLo.e- ...I ' ' pHtye-f - -
"f fie 'V"uT."k ' e ve if the ca'gte ah7 't'hP i1ti-"T"
-hakeu nerve of the lion to aeei.mplish so.
UJllcUlt a lent iia warning on me t-M oni-,
t... . ,- II I ...It.... :.. .1...
' i .. ... i- , ,i - 1
and the'sWoid of Harrison glanced harm '
h-s-lv above his head. I'.cfore his discoui
lilted and astonished adversary Could pre-
'pari' to n-pent a Ww, t "ity.-rs-had wheel-.
ed upon him, and wit- rai -ing a storm of
blows about his head. Ill vain the terri-
. . , . , . ,
put forth bis
ami taxed his
utinost skill and
powers to iheir
full limit ;
lay lit the
ie was soon conviiiccd that he
inej-c-v of Coitvers, who pro-"
longed the eontc-t ..lily lo lefigltiwi mif-
1.:. ..., .-,.ei;,v it.of I,,. ,.ij -,,. .r.-
itiss in .me nau't .'i ins u.i.eisai, oo;
i . -.. ,l . 1. ... I . i- I - . ...I....- ...1. ...i '
-worn see i ., ., ,1,, ng pa i... me ,,,,,.
... -i i .. I:..:...
that -w-h-ldeii it. he iiiij-ivu all agouisin
r mi rev, which wa- milv
by a de-cehiluig hlow' that laid open hi
de-ceinliiig hlow Hint laid open ins...
: . . . i i
-wird aim to the bone, un.l freed
apoit irotu ins gra-).. 1 11 in oa...
of pain, he n
I desperation, and a crv ot pain, he again
turned his horse's head, and driving the
.spur.- deep into the llauk at every stride,
frantically sought to escape; but like a
1, iru 01 prev ,,,,,ig ,, .,,s .1,,. ,
..I..,,..,!,...- .c.c.l ot f Olivers Itiiv ieili
,' , i. ..it . 11, 1 11
s'1 !"".-, " . ... ,. . .... ...
aliovi; HIS neao, now rising 10 gnu ine
ihein .. '' A.min ai C uiers. with " uplifted
--.-i. . . rs ...," t lrt l'11'HL 11 .'llllU(ll-.. ..ill..l ill. . C.T I
swordj gained a position sido hy Bide with
I him, m thut their knees smote in the
j fearful race, with a wild yell of despair,
Harrison turned on him a piteous look
I and screamed for mercy
"Justice, oh God,' not vengeance,"
hurst from the lips ot thu partisan, and
his descending sword glittered in the
liioonbeains, and fell like a thunderbolt
upon the tk nil of tho tory 1
When Michael and his companions
: reached the spot, they found Coiiyers
paring sailly upon the corpse of his foe.
I "It is all over now. Mike," said he in
! aTSuo of Badness to his young lieutenant,
j. T r ... ..
1 never nougui an vneuiy more eageriy
or slew one more reluctantly. I triflea
with ami spared him as -long as revenge Singleton !
rankled in my heart and when that! A few words sufficed to explain to Mi
was gone I slew-htiti. I feel that my 'cluiel all events cotnitieted with the inove
davs are now nearly iiumbared. Oiie'nients of Marion's force during the last
more blow in the service ot my country,
. . .
'and my heart tells, mo 1 shall be even as
i he, save the inglorious cause in which
I .u ii. I. . I'l
in leo. lint lei us iciuril
the tight inav not vet be ovc
the night. The sumptuous feast prepar-
ed by the tories was eaten by unhidden treasured friend and a stern patriot,
ainrnnexpected guests! The wearied and liut a few weeks after they were inar
famished soldiers of Marion fell to the ried, and before Michael had returned
abundant cheer with well whetted appe-ituthe duties of the camp, as they were
tiles, and kept up tlu; feast to a lute hour t riding out upon thediiL'hwav. which naw-
of the night. flht delirt?rnrictr of Mi
ch.ael, ami tho events of the night's sur -
prised formed the chief topics of conver-
nation among them. Michael's friends
every w here gathered around him with
rude Put hearty congratulation
out hearty congratulations. I
" .My situati"h was rather a desparate '
one. buys," -aid Michael, as a crowd of
his comrades gathered around him i but
t fei-T ;.. i,.-,. .i iiiiO :
& i i'l. in uetiii.. lit- ii k 1 1 ill k iioiihi.ii
voice fr-,,, the swam,.. His l,i,otig
.i i i ... 1...1 ... ' -. . ii:
uic owis inn. nuie cii-oii , u eouin impose
ii, xiii iioie but a raw Urttish recruit or a
- iFfinken -torv;
"A go.-d-reason wnv Uaudal acted the I
owl so hadlv" said one, "he ,.-t his old I
- TdaiileTat'tlie camp mi Fi u Iire, and" has :
oiaiiM i ai me camp mi I cc I cc, and has
had a bad cold ever since.
w .'ut why was al.l thia hiantiiijfci)
w nat w as uic ohjeet ot
.'. ' '." - I
.... ., '.,'"" ,', , -
L;rew pere. we -lr.ueH.JUto Uiewaiup... bu
put otf a dozmi of tht- boys, under tin
lead of an "oldswaiiip sucker, who was
to ride under w hip and (.pur, and station,
lhifn""nlrrg4tM Uu4. -jaUfeing on the
- wamp, ugiu the time the general 7-am
up, and thev was to signal along from :
one place to another b.y ii'ioting, an-
l. - .T us from one fo the other, nut:
out on this side the swamp. -'v.iiait.fiy mtr.H-ity. The conviction of the I '-"' -wrest for breach of marriage pro-.
trktr--T.einrr--rr- rrarhr-1 the ,.xt,.,;cu ,,,, in date miauliLii-j ..:'.""''' .,?S5Si?!jt.slUMlgeA in the aumuof
? T.re . T,.! - ii iH-nn- e iia.nen
swamp. mb 4 -tttt horrr rd"-t MariTrn
h irthe wav across the swamp on o
fronf owl to ow l, Tind he was so
we'd get, here too late, that )ie
across a g.iod part of the swanii
press knees, and alk-at a gallop. ' l.!ut
Jack Uugglcs, who knows the swamp
well, was among the first that got over,
and he's had you under his rille since sun
set, and .lack's rille throws a true ball,
And that was .lack's rille then, I sup-
pose," asked Michael, that tumbled over
mi v hangman so opportunely f
"Ih. Ho!" answered a dozen, " ('apt.
. ii . . .1 i
. - 1 1 ... k I i:.-
his own to draw a boad w-hon your life
w as at stake, and so he did the luisiness.
"Ir was a shot is timh," replied Mi-:
chacU-with much cinotiou
" Lieutenant All-cutt," said an officer.
stepping up ami tapping him on the slum! -
der, " you are wanted at the general .s
t" up- tent. and in a moment after tlie pxir lad sunk ; signed ami contented, left in the next
w and "True," said Michael, s'arting up. " I ; in the arms of the captain, and was a train for 1'oston, accompanied by his
iinnl v have not yet paid my respects to Marion, corps. No iiupiest was held on the bo-j bride, whose extravagant grins betoken
in his Lead on, however, uud 1 will follow." dy, and the cause of death is therefore tin-! ed an overjoyed heart at her snccess-gt-ntly
Marion had already taken posses-ion known. The vessel sailed in a brief fieri-' fill pursuit of a husband under ditlicul-
of the well -furnished tent, so lately necu- ,,,1
by the leader of the t.riest win. with .,.,1
nTahy ol Hie luisgTilded mm Avuoni
had seduced from the path of duty, were
sleeping the long sleep of death on the:
- fHrt'Tbattfe:7 " " -
most Confidential officers were in the tent
with Marmu, and thev all roe upon ine
.- vrr l .1 ...'t ... II. :
... ' i g'i; .i:... ..i.;. i. .,i i
a warmth and con
the deep interest, he had excited among
them; forehiost among them in express-
li.u Ueuw interest, he had excited
jng congratulations '-was Marjott himself.
yy lien the first, words -ot welcome were
over, Marion, who seldom descended to a
irt, turned, with a tiiot smile upon his
' . . . . . r
..... . . . ..i..... ..... i ..... i . . i
. . . . . r , ,
juuieiiance, to ai icum-i, hum rm.i . X, .
sorry, lieutenant, to find
.,,, gallant a soldier as vowr-ell deficient ' .;
j,iio!mr4 stark.! und reddem-.
... . . - , ,,
,.V.....il I... i O ..I1I-..1-.... - tttnuVA. . Villi f-stl-1
- rs ' r-,.- - - . 1-
, , . - i
,.(,,, I11V ..haniclcr better tl
letter than to accuse
ine of that. 1 have but a few minutes
, , r ,ii, ,.;,. f,..- ,,,
S.IIIV I .;WH ll.:M in'.ll e.n'.wt.. o i-
, ; . I ,.. I
H"-',..,,, , ,., a-Mll u.ank you for the so-
,.,.:, - ,- ,, hmnblest of
,.,.,, a.,i,.;,,. ,, ,w 1 l.!;..veil voir
at leisure to accept of my thanks.''
" You niisfake me, jiiHitcnatit,'' saiil
M....i ....I,. o Vn l,.,e., ,,! vet
i( uM low , M.,umi aware of your
. 1 . .. - ,.- , 1 11
r- . -
,jlu,j,(,r(,1H situation. 1 011 surviy siiou
reward the messenger .who bruiight me
',. ., ... , ? . .t.r... ... .. .... ..c .' :i.:i;i " ,
ii? that our scouts in this quar-
cut off," I am at a loss to know
horn my thanks are due. 1 had verily'
abandoiied all hopes of life, and was as
i mucii asiomsucu us rejuiceu wueti j. ursi
, heard the signal of our men from the
swamp. chow me the friend to whom I
owe the preservation of my life, and be
iievo me, I shall not sotra torget Uio ser
vice," Marion nodded to Conyere, who rose
and issued from the marquee. In a short
while thereafter lie returned with a lady
'leaning uiion his arm. Michael started
with surprise: and aa.aJieurew back her
. . i ..1 .Z 1 1 1.:-. tt. ..
rl.V,,..: tl,..r. K... I KW.l llU
' U11 1 . V,l l Mllil W l,llV.V u inil MIIM k'lV
i bright eyes and the tearful siuilo of Dora
. . . ,.SJ. (
two days. Alter lingering a sh
with Marion, at Doras request slrirwOB
permitted to return toiler home, only a
j But know!
j ter were ci
' to whom ti
iso in winch penniiieu ro nnurn n ner nomc, oniy a
sjieedily, fur tew niijes distant, accompanied by Mi
er." ; cliael, with a suitable escort. Their mar
.!. .. . ll-.lf
w hen they were called to mourn over a
fed near thr old family mammiij they met
ia mounted servant returning from the
camp of Marion, leading by his side acoal
' black' charger. The empty saddle was
oiniiiotis of evil. TJio sword wreathed
with crape, and strapped to the pommel
told the mournful story of its fallen bird,
It required no idle question to ascertain
the truth. I
-n... . .. Y'. 1....1 J....
o. 4iie !! es.-iiiiiiii:iii, OJ V.llll j el Q lli.o illvl - 1- . , . if .
'with its fulfillment." The lion heart of JuU of the - nps and
.i . i.-i n ... i. , , .downs ot lite!'
me origaoe was eoio lis. iauru uau
gloriou-lv fallen in the fore-front of the
1 i'Hlllv !
e iN.- f
i inetit has
mn of tlt. jiw,vw.y llf Ilt iort ,r. If t,,at (,ay to the wholesale merchant is '
r .1 A...'. ... :.. ...... 1: .;.:...:v: ii.... "iLHufursmpmlimrnfrim A-rnmamfiririinw.-
!f...,r n...;,,. i .,,.,1; ;..i:v:,.,ii.i ii,
mtvdiv-gings. Jf iTtioBfdtnriroat that
gold exists in any considerable ipiantiii,e9
in Oregon, California w ill be greatly ben-
ehttcd hy the withdrawal ot the numbers i
of pt-rsoiK-wr-iT-itTW---uuuox, ji.Ii.iui there
arch ..f employment, and wh'i:krtir'MMasl--ttttt "ot pursuit
I 'lh-.,v iMiia.(inMti-wf tt d-iH'rats'ta4tH'tlieip v t niant. luver. Ita'tiilg'agcci tsjnod
T" ifF, . ; ;.::.Ti , i -t ZiuZT it T. s, ; , 1 ..r. JZr.ZtS w.hSrCato"(i'rr a'warraril was brociired
.. v ,st,nci. ot I'll I III lin'O otuintl
-ffie't Cascade nange'Ts l..-e.oaiin more und
im.re strengHiened bv every arrival. ' A
rich lead iiiitu has also been discovered
near St. Helen's.
A SlXtil LAI. DEATH.
Hai.timohf, Aug. 1'J. On Wednesday '
last the barque Ann Elizabeth, Cnpt.
Smith, belonging to Irirston, but bound
for a est India port, drew out into the
stream, preparatory to sailing. With him
he had a boy about thirteen years of age, j
w hom he had brought from tlte eastward-. ;
.nid to. whom heitnneared inneh Httaehod. '
. ., f 1 , . !
iovv-w vr ih hh-;
. . ..... . ... .. 1
'abb, foh-ani. Just about the time of sail-'
(ilt. ,,v raiue to the captain, and with- i the issue. Twenty-four hours brought
out complaint, but with a singular man-i back the unwilling bridegroom, who, un-
iuer asked him to allow hiin to place bistable- to recover his money without giving
1 arm on his neck. The singularity of the himself in exchange, finally yielded obe-
' ivipiest caused some little hesitation; a dience to his fate. Tlio marriage was soon
', hand was however laid ujhiii his shoulder, ! perfected, and tho gn win, apparently re-
afterwards, the captain having obtain-'
a eoflin, ju-rhaps w ith the design of,
nr-rakTiig Tlie Tioilv to tTie ieTative.s.
"" J",7. Com m, ivial if Vith iimt.
, ' ';
" l?i -A' try Yurl
- f'uiuLnj DirovVjTif f'irr.
N'avy Yard fiinldcry this afternoon, there
., . , .. . 1
. - , , It l ,1 f':
""s '" 1
the large cranes were -a. so. etuif-uiue-u.
1 lie engine, iiiuiers, ami u poriion in tin-
tVa.nciatid models w-hmvvJ. Tlie per-,
. .. ...ii. i ...:.i. . -
, .. . , i
..sons lucscm im.nian-n miui.hu iiiiiiiy a
-a most miraculouf prt-tservation.
were assembled, liesidcs the worKhien, iiuuiireii iiniusauu uonnrs umro ior oooks
a large concourse of ladies, gentlemen voted and distributed to members of Cou
and children, to witness the casting of a gress. There are thousands more forre- 1
large cylinder, twelve thousand weight, porting the debates in tho Washington pa
fort he steamer, Fulton. The hiiil.iing pers. The judicial expenses of tho Gov
was set on lire, and about jiiie humlred criimeiit run well on to a million of dol
and twenty feet of it was dest roved, leav- lars.
- ' ' j Hrirish grtrernTnent'that attacking Cron-
Takkn in. One of the " Philadelphia stradt or Sweaborg would bo certain des
papers states . that a South Carolinian i truction. Admiral Shad says: "After
named I Surges was swindled out of two two tbiys' inspectiou from the lighthouse,
hundred dollars by the "patent safegaine" and full views of the forts and ships, the
in that city last. week, lie w-afkrd with former are too substantial for the fire of
a new ly-made acquaintance towards the ships to make any impression. They are
Fairmoiint Water Works ; jiiet a third largo 'masses of granite. AVith respect
liartw w ho had a beautiful little box that to ah attack on the ships whej-e they are,
he would net anv amount 01 mnnov cotun ,11
not lie opened ; l'urges' new friend took
(, jup the banter, and not having the tiCiCes
11LJsary Amount of funds with him, l'urges
1 , , '
!eidd not be op
lent linn two hundred Hollars; tho nox
rvpened au4 the niou.e.y -was
"iimrniTii: ' '
tost. iVi'iM (mlTni7)l.
Frotu tba National Intalligencar.
UPS AND DOWNS.
Tlie sojourners of our city hotels are -
: miliar with the modest tone in which th
word " New York Herald," " Tribune,"
j " Times," " Baltimore Sun," " Intolligon
'ccr," " Union," fec. fall upon their ears ..,
from a respectable elderly gentleman. In .
the newspaper line. At break of day
you may find him at the rail ftad depot,
with his bundle of these " maps of busy
life :" at breakfast time he is at the hotel
ready to exchange his commodities;-.!,
the rowly cash; fend again as mlfluigat'-"'
draws near, you will still find him pur
suing tlte even tenor of his way, pressing
his sales. We have obseryed him for
many years going regularly through thia
routine. Many wonder if he ever sleeps. .
If " eternal vigilance is she price of lib
erty," he is entitled to the largest that
ttuiy die liaiL A curiosity ---oftea mani
tested to know his history. Some' say
that he has by dint of such untiring in
dustry and pcrseveance laid up some
thing handsome for a "rainy day."
One morning last week, as the Hon.
Lewis D. CainjdieLI, of Ohio, was passing
from thu break fast room at tha " Nation
al"' with his morning mail, this veteran
news vender met him at the foot of tho
flight of steps near the office. His eye
caught the title " Cincinnati Gazette" te
a paper in Mr. Q.'s hand, and with apo
caliar expression, ho remarked :
" Ah, the old Cincinnati Gazette !"
Mr. Campbell halted, observing, "You
have it not in your package?"
" No; but I took it once." " r i
Mr. Campbell. "When?"
"In 18:21, when Charles Hammond
was editor, aud I was tit the firm of Car
rington .V; Wells, wholesale merchants,
Main-st., Cincinnati P
Mr. Campbell. "I recollect the firm,
for 1 was then a jiri liter's devil in the Ga
zette office, and faithfully through wintry
storms carried the paper fo you. We "
Here a stranger expression passed over
the eouhUrnanee if Wells, aiid Mr. C.
reininisgences in connexion with his
i ciiango ol -iortmie-, lelt, witli tt " Oed giv-
you success ; your energy deserves itJ"
ilow lllustratrve ol tho changes of nc-
Ti.iw a member of tiro American Coiigrcss,-
and the hoJesalo merchant now carries
j the newspapers to him.
A JliHtl-Mit?h Tdie SpringfitiklMs-1 -sachusetts)
Iiepuhlican relates tho follow
" A few days ngo a buxom Ii-iah wo
man, fat and forty, arrived in this city by
i'00 - Duly armed with this massive
'"'c - 'r Walker made his acquaintance,
Hivi"S '' choice of alternatives mar-
triage-or tfamages. lhe former was as--Iscnted
to, and under pretence of arrang-
ling his toilet for the nuptial ceremony, he'
was permitted lo retire to liis" room, but
was followed almost immediately by the
officer, who was just in time to see tho
promised bridegroom, through an npem
window, spanning an opposition field at
a 2.1 gait. Quietly taking possession of
the fugitive's forgotten wardrobe, which
was found to contain nearly $150 in hard
cash, .more thiiii riiou.'h to a.ifUfv th
. . ..
warraiit - anuv neai tlie -wtvkeHieanetk tlie
I 1 . i. . . . . . - . 1
kmght of the ' star' was content to wait
, Tlie salaries in the Dopartmants at Wasli
i ingtoii, with the mileage and ,ier diem of
j members amounts tol,845,63t5. $1,8J0, -("M.0
are set down for tile paymileageana
. ..t-livr ti-gu t - e x pense.-o thtu t w
1 1 Iofiscs tir ,fK)ti iter member besides,. -
eighty thousand dollars for .. printings for
part ot tho last session ; and over two
1. 1.1 . 11 11 I.
tr...;. irr.,..j., I. i.i
. . ... ,
'--'.the tollowmg that Sir Charles Na-.
t.w, line ,.,.iiti ni .,, j . rf.. " 1
't't'li n fitflllt .11 lOKfrt. 41 1. Oil I.I Dl-llll
...... - .
14 Admiral" Napier writes home to tlia
isuoiio tie uiiicriaiiieit
IOWA ELECTION. 4
j .isparciies siiuotiiattne wnig anti-Ae-
braska ami temperance ticket has swtpt
thl!Stat: r .