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LUilr 'A tt lnr t" " "
IT All Irttrrs rrlatiw tn the Editorial Ik'psrt
tl ail lei-.'
, J In thf I Ulillsnif. .Ill leiu-rn urn..
, (! y mil not If attended to.
" rivmcntu ran h nude to cither.
J r I' l-liiiMtf" ire authorited In act ignit.
. - .. . . . . , , 1. .1 . . '
Thf Kivuhl iV id v A NT.
T-i lit (It nil tUnt. hm the kpritifa
Of f'Muit-r groT,l itn current htwtt,
I'.iv mi thf klnfw aw hi It-, and thrn
l"ri prnUlmp into proves iitli,
(Ml f-i it w.-rblin wtcr tin w
My lit tic In ht-;i Jill ws in w,
U in n votjti in tarly nrrn vtrv drrst,
AihI from thf than!) r tif the went
'Mh warmer Ufixtm travrlluiif out.
Mr athrrt the n w unit ol" llott t-r- ahuut.
-Mj tfU4ut atfp trout )n would ttray.
1 ;m ila grtiy amU to pliv ;
To frrofi th tiitt n ii brim,
nl Ul-n to the tlirtwllt's hjmn,
W ith tiioutiutijr c Titt. it Slid ep brwf
At oun n U ga),ctt f.ii, oi thou.
Atid whr-n tli dav if bojlMwrfl ratirf,
nl 1 htl prowit lit ve fe illt f tfiir,
1uU- I sought thy hunks, od tried
My tit ft rude nmiitu r ly thy nir,
ri riitiot Ml lnw .dd nd gy
T; e in ritf ItH before me Uf.
I! vfftonn thii, lottr n iH-m
.)Moii ud hrht as f nty ilrt-aitia,
A ia 4rm! bfjttp that now U paUf
.i(J buu tfw bhrti into niy rhuk,
!'4t tr int ; and I riU on htph
A anw" I dt inrd iioulj rici r iIk.
Ytr c.Hattgr tKrc not, l oon yon hill
T'w t ill old loiiol-n, tt rOu.i til,
f l- !1, in prnd -lid giant dir,
f f!l ihf ycat havr tad away.
S nrf l'rt. a chitJ, und hH' itlfatd,
J wmlpfud in thr f' if tut whuoc.
It jt ti'H, ify, uw rry rnuli t,
lit ftiuiph , !y, and pratt!- yt ;
Afft (rtiii)r with the naruls thst pao
T - ndiiiir of thy ailvr
KriA ii ihrinjf V t!iy o ll wild f hiliw ,
I mm luiu it it iht ! Jpsa -f Uhi.
Tir ! "un!i srr in my r,
Mr t.f!y i hiltilitMI Iifd to hr fir ;
A Mir- thy htiipui watt tt rim,
Aa ofitht tliry k,4rklt to the aim;
Aa fi U th lo rt m that crwwri to drink
'I rtr iin.!torr of thy brink ;
THr si-. I- t there, in fcift May frw,
i met tip, aa oi'Mlrm and blue;
A jrttri atmd the current'a atrraa,
-Utt til1 ear e-rtmtfil walT Tt'il ;
Vud the brown ground bird, in ihy gUn,
.til! rhirpa av tin-miy aa Unit.
Tft'-i chanft-t in4 bill ! am changed,
SiRir nrst thy jdrsaint baiika I rjngtJ ;
d the f ri- airanfr r, wmi: 14 arr
Tb day-pl a, --a f his uitUni y,
II . jctv a 91 trai e of him,
U h aiKrtt nn. ii upon thy brim.
Tiie n.ion of my youth are jn-l
'I'tmi bright, tot brafitlflll to Ufct,
I 'if trod toe world it wear no more;
The rfihrtfix of roinaiw e it wort.
" 1 1 will haa nut tire ki pt thr troth
SK pr-'OM-H-il to my rarhrM yotjth;
'I'll rruiiit bt juty, pthtfi uhtitad
all tin- gtormila Worka "f Im,
hi.w frh)ft tt my red -'v,
i ah hanii it More in day a pfnj by,
f w brief yran ahill aa ft way
I, si! tn mUliiif , ik. and tray,
IWtw -J ta the enrth, which wml to told
My i!irii in (hi' ciithruftn lltoilid,
.:' h-.piy tlie d.rk will of ft
I !u!i;r my rV no f(rt S dat )
M.y mm for the hirst tin tn 1k
t thin tn v ehihifHHMi'p f.ivorile hrotik,
1 htfx dHolv on tn V ryea n hit II glraiil
i ;nrklc of the d-infM trvam ;
finllr mi my rr uliali fall
y p'-itfhng enrrrtit'a merry r.ill ;
( t!mlt ihoti How aa r I id and bright
k Ii- n thoi t'at my infant mi'ht.
fchill s!rp md on thy aid.
3t', r a-m glide,
' 'ul.irfti tit. ir r.r!y (Mirtf ahal! try.
A 1 pia !. Imnry age and die.
(hit HmIi, iinrhtiireti from ve-'f lo ye.u
'u!y nlotlt thou pin and glitter lure;
A in nl young flewrt and ti lob r graaa
1 h. y iirij, NM lot'tiney nbult pans
AnH, aingmg tb t wit thy narrow gh n,
i-lt mot k the f.ttjilig ritt nf mi n.
From the New York Organ.
HOMES AM) HEARTS;
Desolating Influence cf Intemperance,
II V Mlii. K. LOOM IS.
t II tn KB VII.
lliE NKW Alllilit IiAW NINO llol K! TIIK
''"pi- smtLJ ap'un, n rid I'lilurr hour,
' m d M'jlti ri d o", r with lens ll. . i m ;
4M mi nil a froii hh l Ufriiiii,
.r't.tl, ii now In j, n liriyltl Iwiiitt.
Tnt.ni wy Jay tlimugli a beautiful coun
n, mid rich laudsc'ipes met the eye mi ev
,Ty side. S, alisorbud wns Lucy in the enn
''iiipbifiiin nf tin) word of nature, and in
Ji-t, niiiT f0 1(,r fn(her, who converged very
N i"il !y, mid evi-n eloquently, that the jour
"' 5 ( i im d a short one. She was surpris-
'1 ftli. n they stepped ut tlie gate f a small
"'""y biuking 1 ii i l i rt lT, and Klwood infuriu
1(1 l r t,at thvy had reached their Imnie.
' Khmer, I at the cottngo. It certainly
'!"' "'' look Tory inviting, but there were a
'"" it and liluc in the yard, and mono
'li,d truineJ a vine over the windows.
'"cy thought, upon the whole, that it was
'I "t'- ft pleasant liUee. and so she Iniiktul 1111
""u.iiigly f,, 11T lather, w,ns gazing car
l r fax.
" I think we can lie liuppy Lore' said she
" can't we father! "
' I hone no," he answered, but at he
spoke he felt almost oorry that he bad
brought her there.
"If I fail to gain the vietory over my-!
self," he thought, " Oh 1 what will become
of her: ,
Lucy entered the bouse and looked around
Thev were scan-
til v furnished, and evidently wanted a wo-
' , '
man a care.
"No matter,'' thought she. "I'll soon
have things better arranged."
ing, she had often watched the operatious
of Mrs. Jiortou. and fre.iueutl v assisted her.
. . , . . , , .. .
Wiiicn sne naa recciveu ireui gi nii euus-
in, Mary Lec. ,.; " "
At the close of a week the new home pre-
scnted quite a different aspect. Kvcry thing
i.. ..L...1 ;...! ..,.. 'I'l.o fl,w.r
I ll Mart' I 0 Ti
scoured till it was delicately clean the lit
tle tiine table was of snowy whiteness. I'p-
lUtlKL'U I AllllL-iH I I in Hb. .w.,. u
fin GtunH near tlie vine-eovered window
were her books, and the spent much time in
study. Her father, whj passescd a supe-
rior education, seemed to take great delight
in teaching her, and under his care she
made rapid iniprovment.
O ! how the unhappy Klwood struggled
to gaiu the mastery over himself! Uut he
cherished the mistaken idea that so strong
a habit must be broken by degrees that he
could not at once burst away mid be free,
lie restricted himself to a small tiuatitity,
and though his appetite loudly clamored for
more, he denied it, and endured the burn
ing thirt which every inebriate knows. He
shunned the company of his former associ
ates and devoted himself untiringly to his
labor, entrusting each Saturday night the
earnings of the week to Lucy's care. He
had in some measure regained his former
appearance, and bis step was firmer am!
bolder. Self respect was returning, and he
looked to the future with hope. Lucy re
joiced at the change, aud redoubled her ef
forts to please and cheer him. As the even
ings grew longer there might alwi ys be
found a glowing fire on the neatly swipt
hearth and the easiest ehuir and warmest
scat for him, and when he came home wea
ry she would spread the table aud hasten to
make bis tea, talking all the while in her
own awect way, or singing as she stepjied
lightly about arranging things in the ph-as-antest
manner. Hut one evening Lucy wait
ed for her father in vaiu. Again and again
she went to the window to listen for his
I step. She heard the Leila of the city peal
ling forth the hours as they passed, and when
; midnight came she sank upou her bed and
i sobbed herself to sleep. The next morning
'Llwood reiun.i-d, and Lucy knew from his
altered looks that lie had been intoxiusted.
! As he was returning home the previous
i eveninir be had elienuiitiTPil a group of those
I who had been his companions in vice
i Thev surrounded him and succeeded iu in
ducing him to enter grogshop near, and
I when the cup was held, as it Were, to bis
! lips, he drank drank and forgot all his
resolutions, all his promises. A sensation
I of penitence and shame pervaded his breat
a he looked on the pale sad face of Lucy,
'and be tried by more than uual lender
1 ness to bring back her smiles. The child
made a strong cflort to be cheerful, but the
tears would come she could not force them
' Lucv," said Klwood, taking her hand
'and drawing her to him, " I have caused
' ou much sorrow ; I am unworthy of your
love, my child. I cannot resi-t temptation,
but fall an caw prey to the net of the sna
rer. Whnt w ill In come of you, icy poor
Lucy? I fear that your father wilt nsver
' be reformed."
She put her tearful face clo-e to his.
" Father do you ever pray'" she mur
mured, " do you ever a.-k tiod to keep you
fr un temptation !"
' No, Lucy, I cannot pray ; my heart
isn't right I don't know bow to pray."
" If von would only pray," she said, ear
in stlv, I am sure tiod world hear you aud
keep you from doing wrong; dear father,
will you try ?"
Hut he did not answer. His head was
re.-ting upon his hand, and bitter thoughts
were passing through hii soul. Hope which
in,i ,iif-, .-,i iiiiu .... .... .. . .
sake him. lie felt his utter weakness yet
had cheered him on seemed about to for-
! ..... ... ir,.,,,.tl, II,. binl
not learned, like his pure-hcarl-d daughter,
: to see
k aid from on high. Lucy saw the
.1, wl.i. U was makimr the strong man
like a child, and she endeavored to
soothe and cheer him.
Kt list he folded her
, III Ills arms ami Kisscu ner ayaui nun agiui!.
j " Hut foryou, Lucy, "said he, " how glad
1 ly would 1 die ! Life i to me a sorrow ful
, boon, since thus I abuse it, yet there is still
one tie which binds me to earth. I will
make another effort for your sake, if not my
own. i'ray for me, Lucy, since 1 cannot
pray for myself."
i Then he arose aud sought his d-i!y em
. . , i i i . :.. 1
ployment, and though the thirst for strong
idriiiK was raging wrnui nuu ne ueiueu u.i
j i ravings.
" 1 will not. ne saiti nriniy, i win uoi
touch the accursed poison."
I As thus he mentally exclaimed, ho felt a
hand upon hi" houlder.
) ' Why so sad and gloomy, Klwood .
; said the familiar voice
I night's companions, '
of one of his last;
really a glance at
your lengtlielieu visage, i. enuugii in jiivc
one the vaiors. Come, friend, step into
Gordon's and we will banish the blues by a
gla of his champagne.'
Hack ! tempter, . Tied Mwood, looking
sternly on him, " are yotl intent upon my . . ,, jf yoll (itly knew how lonely I am woke perfectly restored to reason, though
ruin T Is it not enough that you enticed (low n,e"h I want you to be with tuc, you very languid and weak. Lucy had left the
mo into that infernal den last night, and rob- wouldn't stay here, I'm sure." room, and as she did not immediately ap-
bed me uf my reason, robbed me of my j Hut Klwood disengaged her arms frmu pear, his countenance looked troubled and
manliness, aud left me lower than the brute T j ,; n).(-k, and turned away from those be- nn,l. His eye wandered anxiously about,
and now you seek to decoy me there again. ! h,.(.ching eyes. 1 " Where is she T " said he, " w here is my
I tell you that your efforts will be in vaiii." j " (io, girl !" said ho rudely, ,; don't .you gentle child I Have I broken her heart
" Kloiiueiif, upon my word! Hut come, : think 1 can take care of myself !" and he too!" Lucy's light step at this moment
don't get angry. You enjoyed the scene as j pushed her angrily aw ay. Staggering back, waa heard. ' She softly entered the bed
much as any of us, and if you drank a little she nearly fell, but saved herself by catch- room, ami approached the bedside, he e.v
loo much, why, Unit was your own fault, ing at a chair near her. ' ; gerly reached out his arms to enibrare her.
voti know' " "A cry of " shame ou you, Klwood ! came J ' Oh ! " said he. " I thought vou had left
'v, !c ifhcr SL'i'J I
ing hira resolute,, left him to his own reflec-
With increased ardor be applied himself
to hii work, hoping to forget bid torturing
thirst, but he aoou began to falter arid grow
weary. There was a strange pain in hi
head ; his whole frame was chilled, and hi
liinba ached sadly. He now remembered
that when he awoke from stupor on the pre-
ccdiiiir uiht ho had been Ivinu in a draught
nf nir. That hii hud tuken a violent eold he
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was certain, but not wishing to return home
no early, he continued hi labor. At noon,
however he could not taste the dinner which
Lucv had packed for h:in. and he determin
ed to go home and seek repose.
" A little sleep will make all right again ,'
w . .... '.mat the fifficp nf a t.tivitlol-
- j s . 7 '.
an, and he thought perhaps it would he well
to step in and get a dose of medicine. The
doctor received him very politely,
" You've taken a heavy cold, sir, said
he, " nothinir more. J he perspiration
checked ; you want something w arm and in
lie seated a moment.
prepare you a draught
lle went out, and soon returned with a
large tumbler coutaining a dark liquid,
which Klwood received and drank hastily.
" What have you given me, Uoetor ! "said
he, " was it brandy ? "
" A powder which I always administer in
brandy in case of a heavy cold. Y by, sir,
are you such a temperance man that you
cannot drink a little spirituous liquor even
for medicine ! I assure you that it is good
in it place."
" How can you speak in praise of the
abominable stuff?" cried Klwood, "it is
that which has made me the wn teh that 1
am ! O! le ctor, I am sorry that I drank
that draught. My appetite for lhiuor,
w hich I was struggling to compter, is now
j stronger than it was before. I cannot re
1 ne aanger is 1.1 as.,, g .w ..
,. , .., . lo.'lf
tllC OlX-tor, 1 Canoioiy llllllll ,1111c uran-
dy or wine occasionally does no harm, but
is often of benefit ; but if people cannot gov
ern themselves, aud have no t-otitrol over
their appetites, why certainly it is best to
leave it entirely alone," and bowing coldly,
the doctor bade him good morning.
Klwood entered the street. The strong
raging thirst seemed consuming his very vi
tals. " I have it I " said he, " I cannot
endure this agony. 'ne glass will relieve
me and theu I will go home and rest."'
He was near a grocery where liquor was
sold, and he entered. Several men were
drinking at the counter, aud they welcomed
In 111 wit ti snouts 01 tioisteroiis miriu. it was
,m tim iii,. tie void tinu.Wed witli tliem.
and each oue wished to show his good will
by proffering a glass of the fiery beverage,
l'oor, poor, Klwood! 'ne glass followed
another u.-.til he was iu a state of utter stu
pidity and uneoiiseio.isness.
('II AI'TKR Mil.
i.trv's skaik 11 jamie's akuivai. tiik
Slir h-ti th for Ins footsteps, but listi th now in
llrr f..tlu r' o'rrUki n in the inarrr 111 1 again,
And tbi- vtiivf olch e ha v.iiulii-d fruin the low
ly ii.tUg" liiurlli,
Thrre conn an thrill if g'adiiinc.--iio burst ol
ear, lii niirtli.
Keturning conciousncss only brought a re
newed desire for alcohol, and so he drank
drank till all his money was expended
and then more drunk than sober, staggered
home that he might obtain ol Lucy the
hoarded earnings of months, and still con
tinue to pour dnwu a sf"am of lbiid fire.
Alas! poor Lucv! What days and ni.hts
of loneliness were hers. 'lhe neighbors
were very kind to her. They tried to pur
suade her to go with them to their honu
but in vain. She thought perhaps her father
would return soon, sober and penitent, and
if she was not there to welcome him, he
' would again seek the vile haunts of ruin.
' Two davs had passed and she had not seen
him. l'erhaps he was suffering alone and
iineared for. She did not know his fate.
Suspense was agony, and the gentle girl re
solved to seek for him. It was a bitter De
cember afternoon, and the cold wind blew
piercingly, but Lucy did not even think of
that, as she walked over the icy pavements
. . . . , .
pausing to look into each shop ,,.l store ho-
I'ing io sec tier unnappy lamer
l-'or a long
t;K lier search was fruitless, and she was
" "J "' .
sne 111 muU. ot Kro,,P
''"'v revellers in one of the lowest grog-
snops or me piaee. i-oi iiiuiiu ui now n, -
Itateil, ami Mood noor iho half opened door
without courage to enter, hut summoning an
her resolution, she advanced. A rude star.'
met her from every side, and whispers and
laughs passed around the circle.
1 " A sweet little creature," said one, "what
can sho want here ! She's all purity, 1
know by the expression of those eyes."
i " Wlio is it! " eaid Klwood. gruffly, rais
ing his head from his breast, " w ho are you
lie looked up and saw
Lucv. who stood, not daring to enter that
loathesome circle, eveu to speak to her pa-
. What!" he exclaimed in ..urprise, " is
tililt I)IV lillry ? why are you here, child 7 "
" Father,"" sai I she, " I have been seck-
jn for vml . y,m j,,! home with me
. o,p nitli voii ! " ho reieated ,' t , no
p, :n . ,roo,l ooumaiiv to leave it. I
think you had better go home, l.ucy.
A laii.'h came from the drunken throng
" ear Father," said she, putting her
arms about his neck, " do, do come aw ay
from this dreadful place ; do come home, I
frr.r r-r ''St. d-m b d rroup. id epr
ions of pity were heard, as Lucy slowly left
the place. Once more in , the street, she ,
hurried ranpidly home, thoaking the sobs
which came from her heart, and pressing
her hand upon her eyes to cheek the blind-
ing tears. When she readied home, she
threw herself upon her knees and lilted her
now (streaming eyes to heaven
i), when tUc henrt it full, wlirn hitter thoughts
CVmc cruw-dine thickly up for tutt-rancc.
.liiu i:n. hhit tuillllliill wiiiub " -i'urii-jr,
Are such a very moekery Imv much
The Lurstir' heart may pour ilai If in prayrr ! "
LL'cy prayed, and her heavenly Father
sent pence to her troubled bosuin. Yet still
sue Kiieii, uiiiu a loiumeii arouseu ner.
l , , ., t . . j. i
Simugiiig up, she beheld h- r brother by her
elite, lhey rushed into e ch other s arni4
inev rusueu 11110 ptii oilier s anna ..
with heartfelt joy, iiv JV-'aiitiie tiino thcy",, j.-'tttm,r
cuuiu not rpeuii. .11 a i rjt wuim vyma
to express their feelings.
" I have found you, Lucy," eaid Jamie,
" I hate found you, but it is as I thought.
My father induced you to come here, and
then neglected and deserted you. You are
..... 1 v.-,.,. i i... .
1101. liUJij'J 111 1 1, mrill, J. iviiovv jrou uiu 1JI1,
1 . . 1 ... o
came lake yuu ani!.
I " No, Jamie," she said, I cannot forsake
my poor wretched father 1 will not forsuke
"Then I will stny here, Lucy," said Ja
mie, " we will not be separated. I will
work for you, and watch over you."
She ouly answered by pressing him clos
er to lu r.
" I've something sad to tell you, Lucy,"
said Jamie, after a few moments silence,
"our dear I'nele Lee is dead."'
' Dead ! '' repeated Lucy iu astonishment,
" ( ) ! can it be that he is b ad ? "
" Yes, he died very sud knly, while absent
from home. "
" Head '. " again she related, " he is hap
py ; oh, 1 think sometimes it must be sweet
to die : "
" There's nothing terrible in death to the
pure iu heart," said the lov
mm.. i-....i in.
L lu(, ,je u J)OW h ,Ieavun witL QUr
-'V lit IV an a vu i.uau, jtiii
j v r . :c .1 T
w . oume . 11 ou aim x
could only f.. low tin n,
Ja11.1e l.dt her tears filling hU ram. A
fee ing of indignat.on tovard 1ns father wl,o
Iiau causcu sucii sorrow to ine neart 01 ins
sweet sister, ciitere'l his I usom, ami again
he urged her so quit tha- place and return
with him to the house of Mr. Grant, his em
ployer, who was waiting to receive her.
Lucy, however, was resol.ite in her determi
nation to stay.
Some days passed and Klwood did not re
turn. At length he cine Jamie had
gone out to amain iu-i. mo i.ue was aione.
amj ha.-tein d to do all iu her power for his
, lie wtieuiliuia 111111 mill 11, 1 n.-uui jiiuyui..;-,
ci 1... 1 1,: :.i. 1... .. 1, ......a
comfort, but he only razed on her with a
-ranee eiirres-tness, and cid not speak. He
was not intoxicated, and there was a wild
ness iu his looks aud mainer which alarm
' Are you iil ? " she fa'.o red, " oh tell me
I beseech you."
lie took 1i,t baud ainl placed it on bi
" I'eel how it bums,"
brain is on lire ! it burnt
be, " and my heart, oh !
aid he, " oh
! it burn-! "
how it leap;
He staggered to the bed. and Lucy assis
ted him to lie down and arranged the pil
lows with her trembling bauds, which could
scarce perform their office.
" Now, try and sleep, dear father," she
whispered, ' it will make you better."
Springing up he grasped lu r arm tightly,
and drew her toward him ' Sleep, did you
say l.ucy . o, no, I cannot sleep iNeep
is the blessing or tne Innocent, nut it necs
trom the eyes of the gunty. I.tiey . l.ucy .
what a poor wretch 1 atu '. I'eel my I row
how it burns. I tell you inv brain isou lire '. "
lie sank back with a groan, and there
came such a change over bis face, that Lucv
fled in alarm to
ill a physician. Like a
wild creature she ran in and down the
street, and when she at last succeeded in
finding one, she besought him. with tears, to
follow her. Struck by the interesting up-
pciiranee of the girl, ani pitying her dis- against the whites, and lought with a valor
tre.-s, the doctor immediately hastened w ith j that awoke the Government to the necessity
her to the cottage of Elsood. When they ) of taking decided measures to subdue them,
reached the door, Lucy paused in fear, for. General Scott was accordingly ordered to
her lather's voice was heard in loud coin- the theatre of hostilities, where he arrived
in.iiiiling tones which v. mid die away in in February l-:fti. He got his troops in
mournful groans. (readiness, and soon after the middle of
"Oh! depart!" he slirieked, " why w ill i March, moved the three divisions into which
you haunt me with your presence ? Is it
t enough that I hear with
me tne stings
Why do you
? Oh! Ada!
wn.e with that pale sad face
Ada . in pity let me rest .
n uceueu inu a L'lam e io assuie me po.
ieian that the unhappy man was laboring
under that direful di-ease delirium tre-;
incus. It ho ran paint the agony ami dis- ed the country. .None ot the detachments
tress of poor Lucy when she saw the situa I however, met with any success in discover
tiun of her father, or the horror and dismay ing the main body of the savages. They
of Jamie w hen the unhappy man instead of hail sequestered themselves in the impenc
recognizing his sou, conceived the idea that j trable fastness of that pestilential country,
be was a hated enemy w ho had come to j and thus escaped the vigilant activity of our
take his life. Jamie was consequently fore- , troops. Sickness eu. ued, and four hundred
ed to seclude lumsell from the eyes ot his
father, and could not share with Lucy in
herself imposed tasks. 1 o her Klwood was
always gentle, and in his w ildest ravings.
her voice, so low and sweet, would olteti
soothe am) calm him. He could not bear
that she should be absent from him, and so
like au angel of goodness, she hovered over
her suffering parent ; snatching only brief
intervals of rest when
was most iniiet.
the sufferings of the
It was Painful to witm
miserable man Ins writhiiigs and contor
tions his contests with imaginary foes.
For many days he w as thus. At last came
a change, lie became calmer, and his shop
was more refreshing. Oi. morning lie a-
mother in heaven. Jiut you are spared,
uiy Lucy, j soothe the last hours, and close
the eyes of your wretched father 1 "
" Oh !do not talk thus! " she cried, bath
ing his hand with her tears, "you will yet
live to be happy, you will live for Lucy's
" No, no ! " he inurmered, " I have lived
too long already ; I have lived to bring sor-
row t many a trusting heart lived to en
tail upin my innocent children ignominy
and disgrace. Lucy, he cotinueu, looking
into her face, with strange curiie.-tncss.
" Lucy, I am dying ! I am dying, and with
Mil ttij riii.t u
all my sins upon my head. Oh, how dark
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hy Ug ,o thin hmi
said the girl, "tiod is love!
he delights iu mefey. Trut 111 him, dear
father He will save you. lon't you re
member the Saviour's precious words, 'Come
unto me all you that labor and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest.' "
" Yes, they are awec-t words, Lucy," he
replied laintly, " and I am weary, oh ! so
weary ! and the burden of my iniquity is
heavy. Do you think there is hope even for
me ? "
There is. I know there Ls," she cried
earnestly, " the Saviour will not cast any
She sprang to get her little Hible the
precious book w hich had been her solace
aud companion in many a lonely hour, aud
from its blessed pages she selected such pass-
; ages as were moat calculated to soothe and
' comfort her parent's mind. He listened at
tentively, drinking iu the sweet words as
they fell from her lips, and by degrees his
countenance became lighted up with joy.
" Thauk tiod," said he, " my burden is
Igone my sins are forgiven. lb, the love
i of Jesus to perishing sinners. Lot us pray,
! my child."
I He spoke in a very faint tone, but be
'clasped his hands and raised his dim eves,
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Lucy sank on her kuees. Tor
At last Lu-
there was silence in the room.
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, ,is h.)wU Ml e A Lut a fuarful
; c)a . .(J C()me ovcr tlle aK, C0UIlt,n.
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shock cau.ed the poor girl to
sink upon the floor iu a state of insensibility.
When she recovered, and the truth dawn
ed upon her mind, she mourned deeply for
her father the father whom, notwithstand
ing all his misconduct, she fondly loved.
' Aft. r the funeral, the simple furniture was
sold to defray the expenses, and Jamie and
1 Lucy removed to the dwelling of Mr. Grant
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allflde OI I )r I CC
Mr. Grant was a very kind hearted man
and very liberal w ithal. " God has bless
ed me with a sufficiency of this world's
goods," said he, " I have no children, and
you shall be my ado '.ed son aud daughter.
I am old, and cannot live many v-i.ars long
er, and it will sweeten the bed of death to
think of even one kind art performed."
The grateful brother and sister expressed
their thanks with tears nf joy.
' ou have proved a benefactor, indeed,"
said Jamie, " and it shall be the study of
our lives to render you happy."
Lucy only murmured, "God will re
ward you, sir.''
Soon Lucy felt iiiite at home in her now
residence. She superintended the house,
and arranged everything iu the way most
agreeable to the good old gentleman, who
became very loud and proud of her. By
degrees, the sorrows w hich had so long dar
kened her voting heart, gave way to light
, all(l gladness, aud
aiu smiles wreathed
( hef iinoivnt fa
To be Continued.
S oTT OKHKItKIl TO I'l.oRIDA.
An Indian war raged in Florida in l.'!,").
The Seniinoles, under their skilful aud da
ring leader, Osceola, bad taken up arms
: he had divided them, upon that portion of
the country where it was supposed the In
dians had taken shelter. Hut the Wiley en
emy eluded his grasp. Having failed in his
first attempt to discover the hiding-place of
the Indians, General Scott next broke up
his force into five detachments, placing liim-
sell at the head ut one of tliem, and cour
of our men Were in the hospitals. I he sup
plies of the troops proved inadequate, and
the campaign ended without any important
Iriuts. tieiicral Scott having now experien
ced the extreme difficulties of the country,
apprised the War lVpartmelit that a larger
force and eifleieiit eoiid net of the next cam
paign would be essential to success. Mean
time, difficulties broke out anion;
iu tieorgia, and General Scott
the Creeks j
thither in .'lay, and at once organised a vol
unteer corps to subdue them. Thi was ac
complished with great promptness. fty the
1st of July the Indians had surrendered or i
been entirely dispersed. On the Dili of Ju
ly, General Scott was ordered to Washing
ton. Complaints were, made because he did
not find and capture the Seniinoles. Hut j
au iniuiry that was instituted into the con- i
duct of that campaign, proved the utter j
groundlessness of the charge, aud resulted j
iu the unanimous approval of the onduct of i
the brave commander by the court.
CoNilRATI I.ATIoN OK II IS I'RI F.MS.
After Scott's return from his Florida
campaigns, an invitation was extended to
him from his friends in the city of New York
to meet tbem at a pubbe dinner. He r,...;.
f ,! -i'i;'l in- if ti ie i- n, II i.-liii.-ii-! t it-
ginia, and Klizabcthtown, New-Jersey. Hut once to the work of allaying the excitement;
he declined them all, from personal considc that existed, and establishing a basis for the
rations growing out of the overwhelming accommodation of the existing disputes.
commercial calamities that in that year The Governor of Xew-lirunswick, Sir John
(1 S3?) had fallen upon so many of his friends. Harvey, was an old acquaintance and friend
'e find in this circumstance a new evidence of General Scott, they having met and es
of his genuine sympathy of nature, and gen- tablished an intimacy during the war o
crous self-forgetl'ulness, where the feelings Wl'i
and interests of others are concerned. j With him General Scott opened a semf
iikiiku.io.n in CANADA scott se.t to the ; official correspondence iu relation to the
li,i,tii ii i pressing exigencies of the occasion, which
In the same ycar(is37),a rebellion broke I M " ihe '"'f ll!,1'l'V results Official ne
t in Canada. The flame of insurrection P'"'""!? followed. General Scott remain-
spread along the frontier, and threatened
to involve the country in hostilities with En
gland. Our border population deeply sym
pathized with the struggling patriots of Can
ada. An outrage upon our territory had
been committed by a J'.ritish armed force,
w hich had crossed to bdjlosser, in the State
of New Y'ork, fired the steamer Ciirittne,
and sent her blazing over the cataract of
Niagara. This act took place on the "JUth
of December. On the 4th of Jauuarv foi
lowing, (1S') ) General Scott hastened' from '"' -'l'f iits. General Scott reaped new
Washington to the scene of the outrage. I''rels tur Lis skilltul management of this
lie found the whole population in a state of ,,,,'1.,01" Y'l' ' , K"m a I,UW
tumultuous excitement. He addressed him- ehm t0 lh,: Me ,of ,n,e ,'"BAf. l'AciFir.
self at once to the task of subduing the im- Tn, so properly his due for his previous
passioned fervors of our patriotic population, "'. guUl C'D
-i,;i. i. t:i..i .V:.i. .1 ' "d frontier.
hoi n ti it ii (iu u..uiiijfiDiivru 11 1111 itiu
most admirable tact and skill. He moved
with the greatest celerity along the line .eve
rywhere repressing the extraordinary zeal
of our people, and everywhere bringing
down enthusiastic plaudits upon his skillful
conduct and his eloquent harangues, lie
became at once orator, soldier, and diplom
atist, lie alternately threatened, exhorted,
and appealed to the people. His exertions
were unremitted by night and by day, and
covering a line of country extending from
Detroit to Vermont. The details of his mis
sion here would fill a volume. Hut we have
no room for the recital. Suffice it to say in which to recount those stirring and event
that beneath the spell of bis manly cloijuclice, j ful scenes belonging to hi career in Mexi-
his energy his activity, the recollection of
former deeds of glory in that quarter, the
people threw down their arms and returned
to their homes, and war was averted. His
grateful and admiring fellow citizens throng- j,
en auoui nun on 111s return ; ami at .10anv,
j where the Legislu'ure was in session, a suc-
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cession of eiitertainnic'its were given to this
n . - 111.
illustnous man : now as deep.y endeared to
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the people for preventing war, as on a lor-
1 1 v .
nier occasion lie was admired lor Ins ex
111. n: . nil ntri'i Tur 1114 ..v.
ploits of valor and heroism on the very soil
of the enemy he had iiuiv saved from inva
sion. SCOTT AMOMI THE CHKI'.oK F.ES.
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Hv a treaty made in 1"M5 , the Cherokces,
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occupying portions of the State of Georgia,
Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee,
had stipulated to emigrate to lands allotted
to them we.-t of the Mississippi.
There were but a small portion of them,
however, who had gone to 'heir new home
west of the Mississippi Ii.j numbers re
maining amounted to 15,000, and they had
refufed to leave. General Scott received
orders on the 1 0th of April, l:i", to ta!;c
command of the United States troops order
ed to the Cherokee country, to enforce the
fulfillment of this treaty obligation. Deeply
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iiuiiresscu with the painlul circumstances uu-
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der which this more than halt i iviltzeil tieoiile
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were now to expatriate themselves from their
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Scott desired to accomplish his mission with
the utmost forbearance and regard towards
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in s llie.ii iiiieiestin ruee. lie tn Loioiim
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l issueu an auoiess 10 uu- iiiu, ui OMiig , ,
tlieir Kindness ami care lor tne emigrants
and deprecating in the strongest inanner all
violence or uarsiiness iu mi: uiseuarge
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, the duties that might devolve upon tliem,
case of the refusal of any to join the gener-
.,1 II.. i-,w..l . or n.l.l...-.
1 to the Indians, setting forth the labors he j
had conic to perform. Kindness and hu- j
inanity are stamped in ui'.eflaccable charac-1
, ters upon these pajiers ; and, taken in eon
, ncctiou with his subsequent conduct iu the
ilise ll : r,rp of his mission, will forever add
... maim, and tired i v tne entuusiasm wliuii
to the tame of General .Vott. ,ue oecasi,,,, and the scene were so well eal-
1 he tribes were at length put in motion, ju -r ,,R,V ycnt to
and the vast, tawny multitude slowly wend- , (,luoti,lus out3' oius choer tli:lt V,ur.t
ed its way towards the distant shore of the t ,ilmiitaUL.oulv lrom ,v,rv aml cch.
Mississii.pi It was another Lxodus of a , (,(, Bd tLc tt h'ok. lim.. iriHiant-
wiiole people lhe great and mamlold , ,v (I(,(.ko( fl; ; u, t.i)Vt,roJ au
difficulties and perils ot conducting so large I . nmated host whose arms Hashed in the
a body ot men, women and children may bo (he u. llove ; t,xtllti,
readily conceived Hut (..cncralcott ma-s- ; COI1M.iousI,.wof ,,K.ir hardvll ., flil iu
terfd then, all, and tor five mouths superm- j the ay frol t,,oir ,,rows gallantly d-vsh-tended
and guided an .'migration, almost j uJ fi)rwa-rJ (J ,le ;tlt uf debarkation,
unparalleled, and reouinng more wisdom, j
patience, and perseverance, than is often l.AMdVi AT Vtl.A rue z.
called into exercise during the entire life of' The fleet having arrived before V era
anordinarv man. The work was aceom- i :i1 1 proj-aratioii-s licing ompleted,
plished successfullv. In what manner it " 1 ' !'fu ot March, a little before sunset.
1 . ., , .i the l.-imlm.r t,i this arum mellt. destined tor
. .p-.j . .,i. i.. lip i oiioiiii" tin ..lonii.'iir
Hoston divine, answer. He says, "In the
whole history of the intercourse of civilized
with barbarmis or half-civilized communi-
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IICS, we UOUIH wneilirr a uiieinei page e.ui
be found than that which records General
Scott's agency in the removal of the Chero
kces. As far as the wrongs done to this
nation can be atoned for, General Scott has
mode the expiation. It would not be easy
to find among us a man who has won a pu
SCOTT SUTTI.KS THE N'ollTIl KASTEKN HOI N
PAltY Mll'ICl I.TIES.
Serious difficulties arose in the winter of
1--.W-0 between the authorities of M iiue and
New - Hrilliswick, growing out of our then
uiisctlled north-eastern boundary. 1 he ac
tion of Governor Fairfield if Maine, in e..'I
ing out the militia, and throwing a bc.-.vy
force forward upon th - frontier, wiih a;ja-K-
lioiil., int,. nl- aeil .1 corresponding
iiiovc'iueii' of th'eHritish forces in the Fro- j the army gradually closed around the city,
vince of .Vew-Hrunswick.itave a threatening! in a nearer and more fatal embrace. On
aspect to affair i' that .iirier. General ! the -"Jd. Gen Scott, having now now eom
Seott was ordered at once to the spot, with ; pleted his prej.arations for his attack, and
instructions to endeavor to compose the ex-! hating offered a free conduct out oi the c
istin.r difficulties-, and to arrest the hostile, ty ot aU uon-coj.batar.ts, sent his Miiiniions
niotcmeiits of our troops. He arrived at ;
t .1 f the Siatc. on the 0th
.u;iisi.,, in, . ,
c l. is'Mi I
oi iiiiei. i t-i;.
The Legislature was in session, and ht
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was rcceited PV a punne luceuug i.-. ieis,.,
tors, soldiers, and citizens, on the following
day, in the Legislative Hall. His reception
was of the most Hath ring description, and
marked bv every demonstration of respect
' . i' ; t ,' !l ' -t . tl him- If
cu 111 .uaiue lor several vvccks, aim accupieu
himself incessantly in bringing about a good
understanding between the authorities on
both sides. His labors were arduous aud
perplexing in the extreme. Conflicting
judgments were to bo reconciled, and exas
perated feelii'"" were to be subdued Hut
his untiring ctfoits were at length crowned
with signni success. The troops on both
sides were in a few weeks withdrawn, and
st good understanding established between
KI'OTT IlKf'OMKS COMMAM)KH-IX-CniKr.
The death of Major-Gcneral Macomb took
place June Jo, and Scott was called
to the command of the entire Army. Ha
remained in the regular discharge of its ar
duous duties, almost uninterruptedly, for'
several years. He took part, however, in
the discussion of various public topiss that
arose during this ptoioil, and became Pit
l-ll, as he binl been in lSolt, a prominent
candidate for the Presidency. Hut we are
compelled to omit all notice of this part of
his historv, for we have but narrow limits
co, which h.n-e crowned Ins hie aud hi.- iame
with a wreath of unfading glory.
WAR W ITH .MKXiro.
The peace of the country, after having
een long menaced by the state of our rela
tions with Mexico, was at length broken by
, .in uiieAiM i ieu eoiosi'.ii, alio e lotiuo "iu -
, ... ' .
. selves plunged into open war with that coitn-
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try. In Iav, llti, the Mexican forces
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ilvero snoo.oile t.rj., ti.tl .1 1 -il 1,1 l.-ir.o lonti.
hers upon the little army of General Tal jr
w ho had command of our forces on the l!h
Grande. That di-tingui.-hed veteran aston
ished and electrified the country l v the in--.1
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uouoi.ioie .i.. hi; ti is 1 a , in 111 i,puiill
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the cm mv, and in winning, m swiit sucees-
sioli the two battles of I'alo Alt jiml Kesa
ca de la l'ahna. On the - itli of November
t follow ing, General Scott left Washington for
the theatre of ho-tilities, ( barged with the
command and direction of o ir anus in that
quarter. He reached the l!io Grande on
the 1st of January, I IT. Santa Antu An
na, the commander nf the Mexican army,
lay at San Luis Dot o.-i, midway between thu
i II to Grande and the City of Mexico, ut tlx
head of J-.'J'OO V ll. ti'elieral Taylor had
now crossed the river and advanced to Sal
s' '.:n, .1 ir.,, !.,.. .. 1.. r . n.
iiiiu, .ioi'ui I uo iiiiieis iom ,nu." .-.in i.un f o-
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tosi. ne nan umier nis command a lurce
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i of 15000 troops, that occupied the line
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connecting Ins advanced po.v.Hou at .;iltillo.
with the Uio ti ramie at Camargo. ( n his
arrival. Gen. Scott divided this force, leav
ing 10.000 men utider Gen. Tavlor, and ta-
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I king the remainder with him to era t rux
v sea. t itlier trocps tiad meantime tieeu
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,,0 ,,. ulnilh(,r ,,f j,000
uii re, . i i . . i :. i . ,i i
. I he whole force was combined at the Js-
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General Scott, in the Steamship Maiztichii-
sills, leading the van. As his steamer pass
ed through the fleet, his tail form, conspic
uous above every other, nttraeted the eyes of
soldiers and sailor.-. Warmed by feelings
l,L I nf i.-ih'i..ti, .nil, ,if. it., ,n of tl,.. Ii,,r.t in -. , ut
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'the reduction of one of the most formidable
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j ' a.lnnra .le judgment had the enterprise
! been maimed, and with such consummate
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: skl11 wa" ' 'swu.Vf umKr tlu; eJ
superiiitendeiice ot the comniaudcr-iu-chiet,
that before tell o'clock at night the troops
had all been lauded in perfect safety, with
all their arms and accoutrements, without
the slightest accident or the loss of .1 single
life ; an achievement almost unparralleled
in a military operation of such magnitude.
SIKl.E AMI l .U'Tl UE OF VfcltA I IU Z AND
THE ( ASTl.K OK SAN .H AS IT. ll.LOA.
hi three days the snny and the fleet had
taken up their positions, and invested both
ihe city ami the ca.-tlc, preparatory, to their
bombardment and siege. Our lines of cir
cumvallatioti were five miles in length and
i.'.irrouiid, d the city. On the night of the
1-th of March trenches were opened and
to the (ievernor of Vera Cruz t
The Governor refused, and ti
oneneil lln-ir ile-tl'lletivc ttre upou tile Uctii-
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ted city : while the ships loiiiLieiiced their
fearful' broadsides upon the castle. The
scene was magnificent aud terrible. I'uriug
three davs and night an incessant discharge
from the" brazen mouths of mortars and can
non, was kept up w;h unf.igging t--.t aid
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