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VOL. XL-NEW SERIES.
SALISBURY, N, C, AUGUST 3, 1854.
, J. J. BRUXER,
EDITOR AND PBOPKIBTOU.
.. 4tu rfartptjoa; liTiottara fty hw if
' fu tofara Uu i(4ratwa U ib ymj, tmi ihm U
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ltli to tlw Editor mart port pi4, lo taw
A (ih.MwwMsM by tkmm fcu
A. atftrcruMneat mkinf 1 or l qyu, rhtrg
i ia pfufurtna to I Hqutrt : M.kiaf at 'J( jr
W MuportM to 3 mat. All fractiua. 4 Kir
ml lagt, riiv(4 ia aiuparuiia Ui the mjtt.
rHw, aUlmit iddilkmal rriirgi
Ciaau4 to Hun who adtorta, r,ul.ri, n.r.,.h tb.
rare i.Mmw auaarinf caadialatri fur Mirr.
Coart Ottfan chufri ti par ernt luKhrr thaa tnr
aktny Mtoa. tMtn far Amrce of huabaad u4 if.
,&Tn. Madiaf nlrartiMwM are requc.t -
i u w.ii thi" aarhfjiTnf imrrii mi n mutztj.;-? '
H ia witml th.jr aaoaki oc-fi in. irM apaw fm-
lBjrarill a Mt af (a lli aaual atyw
' fjr o danxiDt ua iKrax ralmj."
ararmx ma vna txiuvaau aaa
FIRST PRIZE TALE.
, . TKE SHOTIN TIME.
Y i. W. fcKVI.N.
Oar tirUMi ia ia lh g1 rrrtia-oKl.
Uartaat Ina evpma m
light and caretccs
sooL as ho adiied in for a ihoiiienf his no -
1hnted writhe bankfuf the Hlack river,
a few mihtf betow lhe spot where Kinp-
tree now stands, for a parting word with
:: tuACompaWiMt ; -
tny old friends, and 1 will return to our
camp in the greenwood safe, sound, and
.t'.O "iVMrt f"l;t nltr nn Vr
'ffadt'llhf duttrtrirrtr1rart(8r'B ng
ly tune for a rebel like myself as the
epaoletted minions of King Ueorgc call
in- to venture out of our fastness in the
swamp. Hie craven hearted tories are
awaiming titrsiighe country, and that
- last blow we aUuck thorn at Dlaek" Min
go baa bj pomeans appeased their rage ;
out if a strong arm, a caution- head and
a bold heart, can accomplish aught, trut
mete eome out safely ,'? - - -
"Mike, I know you too well," replied
his comrade, in the same gay tone.
"Vou " are the KreaUatt dare-devil in
lh trigadd. " Trust yaa t tin my life, 1
" 'h S 5 S
i t j 3 j
1 i w
i-KKSIKTSv."' , i, "', , i i ... I ,.l.:l , ... ,,,;... , Al . -
10r Hill, cai'iaiil . . was me . uealll. SO timet - ami geitt re nn CMtrriw.aBoiM. v.u .? f.r... r" . J ! had lonr an tnotionloca on the,
. . . . .1 - - - i . ..' - . ...... l- .iiit iif,i.nit rtrl,t 1 . -?'. . . . I
reply of Michael All-; there alumbeml den and vokaulc i-as- Tiie wind, which had slept tor tlc ' iln"- t r A ,
would as lievc trust a callow gosling to i e,J ,lm the darling ot " Marion s lingnde
JiaiUj!?.a,inJllie world without the j name which wjis applied to the bold
sage wKtel'ifttlness'oY moiKeToiwer'i f4l-rwi-r .tjLj""jy partfsan, whether
you up, Mike, to your manifest destiny, their nuinliers aiiioimlea1w-taJlimi-and
will you report a the j-aj.np in due ! 8lU( llu.n. In those moments of gl m
time that you have tiei'h swung up in the ! ftnd dcsiidcnev, when the sutrerings and
usual style.by the rascally tries.' I destitution of tlieir lamilies, joined to
' Welfp'bFtrSi,"' JcTtptainpincc ' Jtmttroir -owrr irivafm awl auatid.lliiij
pray ou 11 ue in any otner uiiin ine hkm mav, lie hum mi lorn; as me uiuusiering an
al style. 1 have exceedingly niee sensi- ifid of the camp, ami infused into their
bilities, and trust 1 may nol, Tiki; p"T
Calwert, and many others of our com-
- rauea. DO nilllgTiptin u roiigri graim viife.
I trust, however,.m fall iiitogcntlcr hand dashing soldier, shrinking from no ilan
thah those of the tories." jger or toil, confident and sanguine when
wen, JttiKc, replied Uapt. onyer,
his commander and friend, " 1 am loth to
'lose so active a lieutenant ; but since yon
will etf UNryonrneHc -mt'f thmger,-Mirrty- soldier in the
fair luce and the bright eyes of Dora Sin-
Kiev" vii!ii ivm a
-Amen!" responded Michael lightly.
"What would 1 not give," he continued !bv the sanguinary Tarlfon in this manly
in a graver ttmj, "to see the end of this .accomplishment, his position as captain
bloody and liar, nosing war! Were you !,,f the 'dragoons gave him nmplc, pjtpor--ever
in love, captaju,' - he aaketl in a light- it unity ..to display t "the brigade ' his
rtone, - , (qnaht:tfttiwrrvau''ttU
' Ay, ; M ichnel; but -the; grave is W- whtJi de&mt steined inevitable, jihd
tween us now.'-answ tired t'onyers, in a, the battle jipeared lost 'beyond redciii
grave and saddened totie, wii"lp n cloud 1 tion, ffom some unexpected quarter of
came over his brow, 44 Two short year the field ho burst into view with his troops
of wedded happiness, spent mostly m the j following at his heels, and bore down with
privations and hardships of the camp, ! his undaunted troopers like a hurricane
with brief and stolen interviews with one
of the loveliest and best of her sex, and 1
was left-alone, hcartlessy hopeless and
-i i .. .
comfortless as now. ' You have known me
long, Mike ', yon have lain by my side in
the bivouac, and gone shoulder to slum!-'
dcr with me iu the chafge,but you little
know what . wasting' and consuming
. .thought go with me wherever I go. j
- uu Koow mo; too wU todmifetwy coui1-
1 , ge r my honor, yet- there lavubceii
I moment when I would have bartered
'au-..t nil .... ,.,.., !. I.... 1" -
; ii iiiu nujvui iii couu
-j- ' "J ."'aepenuence lor peace, and tiie , lura beyond forgiveness.
j blowings of mv ow ii loved fireside. It ia j ;" And who is he, captain," anted A1I
ja painful, ay, it is a heart-rending sacri- scot in astonishment. " Ai I live, I will
I fllW. til tlim lU'UV tt I liSVii tVi-.in t)ia Int.. u-itli rm unniiu . ! t f.l ,n limit Itiiii
mellc heartli, hallow ed and endeared by
- 1 fund and almost sacred associations, and
j undergo the- toil ami ttie privations of
; the camp, arid endure the pangs of ah
fl... i.' ..."
trv free. od j;rant that those who eome
alter u may faitlifully defend that iinle
pudenc w hich is huht at the rice of
Llwd and lean. Von kow not yet, Mike
-noiie but those w!n Are wedded can
know tit rapture pf maeting after a
long absence : iiorcaii vou know lion bit-
U-r it is ti turn awav fruin the fair face
of a loving wife, and undergo the agony
of ttloiitf separation, perhaps an evcrlabt
ing one. 1 lie last time J vixited my home,
,oli: liow the nieiiiorv t it t
' now ! 'Hie very smiliglit a i
jfrom heaven seemed to tall
I homestead with a softer iiirli
li! liow liie iiiein. rv l" it cliiiirs to me
l! . J
u came uiwii
liniiK'ntt-ad with a softer iiirlit than elM -
where. My life was like a dream of boy-
i hood realicd. iJut the miiiiiiiiiiii came
to part, ami more reluctantly than ever 1
'tore niysi-II awuv. riul uml gloomy -pre-;
BC-iitiiiitiitrJ filled the hearts ot both of us.
: Alas ! we met no more on earth ! Three
iiciilhs from that time, having solicited
HI III i I
a furlough, I sped homeward with Joyful down a lite which is but a burden, liur to me ureui iiuuuoh oi isaau .i oui
autii ipalioiir. 1 found mv hoimu in ash-! enough of this, Mike. I bhall detain you I ton, an imperious and overbearing man,
ts. mv children motherle-, mv fond, mv ' no longer. Gol guard vou, and restore who could not endure eueh inflexible op-
igelitly wife slept the long sle
let-u that knows
no wakiiiif! Driven from lief burning
house on a cold night of rain and winter,
after having given birth to my youngest
,c-hih!t '! wajt ai:iuiil uith a tnut thatiagam. ....... s
! eiirt-i.-il hir to the trravo. She died died Pressihir the hand of his comrade. Con
...ii;,,,, .,., ,v ..,,,, ..li,,,,;,,,, to
l.t... l.. I. !... I ..I.I .... ut.t
i"- '-' iiopw ".nu in n.u.... c.i. juvimc. r"""" - f,-;-
rHuide her and hear her last prayer tind , as he rode away, beating himself proud-
I t.j(tt,L. her ejes in jeaee. I found in v chil-1 ly on his bounding charger, as though no
' dren--t.o "young to know their loss -travelling sorrow flew with him on his
! b'-'-'v-1. deH;iidaiit tioii the charity, course.
f strahgrgr-'imnk--yttttUiul 1 ca!i tor -
tiiti - lheM - irr' 'thtrt-trwyftin bit (lie tHnitKf l ltav the 4t- ?-'A gentle
f fmnr mr brain, nr rto-to tinnrTrndjasTthe drit u, bntnsbrare n the4t ; the
i iMiikle in my heart f Jhink you - vthat - a -
'wife m kind;' fi gPTitle, wti.tofi "love was i
jtlij- world in which 1 delighted to dwell,
cati so soon be forgotten I As (iod bears !
me. 1 will not rent until mv fword is red;
with the blmxl of her dpairoyer !'
Never before had Allscot seen t'onyers
! so .completely mastered bv fierce and vin
piiaaiunii.i, us..bltaUa'WidL.y: L'ii
"laiimltuOQS eniorions, -anrftvis fjee- bpranre
1 livid with rage, while his dark eve gleam-
. ud tikv (uaiuuud.. His voice grew U 'arse
ktM hollow, and his uTterat'rrc was clmk"-
OaW,agiiais .jdltkU hepftnt. -
ed tor vengeance. Allscot iaked upon
I him with seiitiinents appna-hiiig to awe
: while theiSljiriii ot passion shook his triune
amrii'xi'-d its impress upon his -feature.
Ordiuarilv aa playful in temper as a
Tcliild, and of agav and cheerful disposi
' siohs. t;siiullv. his fvarti fH?3 won an ab-
most feiiiinmeW'tiie ntrd gentleness of
expression. Even in the wild and bloody
j melee, where the must inhuman passions
jare called into exercise, his features bore
in trace ot cruel or vindictive feelings.
His dark, bold, lustrous eves, fringed bv
i long sheltering la-hes, might indeed flasl
t...f.t - . .1 . .-. . . ,! , t.. ..f
with a homvwhilf ititenser lighl in full
view of the conflict, but his finely chisel
ed features were as inexpressive of fe
nx'ity, and as unmoved by angry emo
tions, as the calm hiarble fivsh from the
hands of the sculptor.
Captain James Oonycrs, to whose com
pany rtf dragoons Michael Allscot was at
tached, was one of that lutud of partisiln
leaders by whose skill,inicrgy, and in-
vHteMo tmuiwsa, tiie wuutry was . rc:
deemed from the iron voko ot the inva
der. His generosity -and kindness of
heart, with his recklcwt and almost tles-
Vibrate exhibitions of courageTliad render-
jdgspomlotit soul the nmrngc and iIio4h-
vincible firumess ami
pint which suone
- t - nrr trm trwlt uiicloinlpil ttfwwr-!
others around him were almost driven to
despair, ever foremost in the foray and
last in the retreat, lu won the .heart of
was regarded," as tl
i (tf ii ii urillv. .'V tir-.ll'fiu iiuti i nt-
! h- ho.-.maii. scarcely e-iualled indee.l
upon the enemy, and by a single reckless
and impetuous charge broke tlieir serried
ranks, and in a 'moment retrieved the tor
- . . . - ., ' i ii- ti ,
tunes of the-day. Well known among
tu minions of the British King as ''the
handsome horseman," his terrible daring
caused the enemV to intake at whatever
point he made his appearance. The Bay
ard of tlh partisan brigade', his heart was
Mfftflf tfl.fi' tftid Jitsrepuiatiim do
reiiroach. - Such was the nian whose hps
tH4 a, . ti.jji ti)ot BWKSJiiwtfid.: to .. .toH.JJntlESSSea Jinjuaiceiv oxMumm mmnw.i .... wiffiigyAnSTJ"
iwouiu scarcely nave ureameu mat ne- vuv ow.m"-"'."v "V . t ni.'. when the 1 no of hav vaoor
; had just uttered a solemn oath to pursue
It L... .I.L -. ..1
- w me ueam an enemy wno uau wrougeu
i from the face of earth."
I " Have you not heard of him !" asked
: Convert, while his voice grew yet more
- hoarse with emotion. "Have vou not
nearu 01 inai uioouy reneeaue, ivoicri
Harrison, whose name is a by-word of
cruel and hellish deeds! but leave
him to me. Should you ever behold him,
sp.axejb.im for that certain hour of reck
oning with me which shall surely come.
Mv heart tells me that I have not long to
live, that I must soon gloriously fall in
'the service of my country : but I feel a
! presentiment within me, strong and un
shaken, that 1 shall not sink into that wei-
iMtnf rest tii which I tro ln'f'urft mv hand
has struck down that fieud in human
if l. 1 .1.- 1 l .
: loriu, wnt nun ivuMe.iiie um iiuuiiinn
mourner that I am. Twiee have 1 sought
liim out in battle, and twice has he es-
jcaped my sword; but when we n
again, there is gouvething in niv h
that tells me he shall die. The hope ol
that hour has sustained me until now.
But fur this, and the tender years of htv
children, that claim a father's care and
vijiiiiii;!!! mat v-iumi . iuuh i a ... ......
1 protection, I would long since have laid(ly espoused the cause ot Kercountrvmen,
vou safe to the camp. Jo wary, he v
irilant, and throw not yourself iutothe way
: of danger. Earcwell, my brave boy, I
-shall feel ill at ease until vou return
: vers turned bis horse's head and depart
' ...I fl.lii1 Laiiinil niil tUk-JiiA U fti'l- III Ol
j Alas: iKvtr tAinyers, muttered he as
mw et. hden is ever ujon UJS urowT
white iT8i?crppnt is gnawing at his heart."
Thus soliloquizing, Tie turned away with
n saddened brow, and proceeded at a quiet
pace until he had cleared the crazy bridge
which spanned the river, and nicked his
; way along the rotten and broken cause-
way which ledttiroiign the oozy swamp;
and then giving tho rein to his horse, lie
pinngetTinto lh6 Kfg flsmifliwl
which his route lay.
It was already past the hour of- noon
when he stparatedrfrom CanrcnL and
,&arng lest night niigjit . oyerteke him
i neiore ne rcaciieu iuceiii i iiis;uriie,
he permitted his noble steed to measure
over the ground with rapid stndcsi -' i
had not gone far however, before the j
heavens gave tokens of an approaching -
storm, by signs whicli'miglit indeed have .
from the east, in short ..JUfiil put s, aii
tasting his glance k) liie weiwam,a uun h sprttn , . but ,hifl tiine from
hazy atmosphere just- upon the horizon U tLuder claud ia tho west, in fitful
taught h.m ere many hours should elapse blag,9 uow 6urcharKCj with vapo and
to kx.k for one of those violent gales to hot uJ 6ul ,furous thp reeking
which the southern country is so subject , hnMh of ft yol&l muttercd thu.
about the incoming of autumn Mean- . to groan and growl in the west
tntrc i t re dOThnmg snn Var kmdhngPb arfiilr. an(1d ( with iu wi
one-half the heavens, , wi(,e ,reod) cfoud roJe wldlj; down
" N..i ia northern diini-i nbKurriy Srihi, u.x, t(,e gale, turning day into night as
Bui n, one rloudleM W uf gk.nou. hgbl." j,g 1)kck ladow ovcr tie earth.--
II ut accustomed as he was to all the In an instant all nature was mingled in
iigua. of ..-.Uie Jvjsai8j..the jlccojtful larejcoiifusion.' The sheeted lightnings glim
' ol the burning sun did ..not ...lead fiiiu" totme'feanS'itasuoit incSffitiyT'taCaeep
err in his prognostications. Anxious to i
reach his journey's end before the antici-
iiited storm should burst upon him, he
r j-checked not the speed of his willing horse, i
but guttered nun, unchecked by the rein,
noiselesly and fleetly to scud" along the j
narrow bridle-path that wound trough
the forest. .
The eye of the brave young trooper
grew. bright, and pleasant fancies nestled
around his heart, as he hastened awav
ifxmi the toil and confinement of the camp,
to nieef onretmi41uibeuutituland idol-; pathway along which he roue sireicneu
ized Dora Singleton. --..aawav JhVough a dense pine forest, and on
Learf lbildwed the young soldier t tiie
camp, and vvhoeo jnyfnl smile welctmied
his glad returnings. A dark-haired, black-
ycd creature) ot scarcely the medium
I...t.il;f .. 111. . ....r.,,,!.,. !..., . ,.1 v., I
! fa"-' -- - 1 . ' , ..
of more thSu orJiiiiiry gracu, aiidtif PX:
qmsite proportions, bIio was the very be
ing to bring a host of lovers to her feet.
Cordial in her manners, proud, vivacious,
and with that dash of coquetry in her na
ture from which no really beautiful wo
man is" wudlrj&TOnte tho spcrein which
she moved was a delightful, yet a dan-
i . f .
ro"s centre of attraction
ii..futi..u-;,...u.-ti.,M' aim u-na n-niom!
child, her mother contracted a second ! against the independence of their coun
im.trimonial alliance, which was soou ter-itry. Fearing lest in seeking a shelter
. :' i .i . .i i'.... at.-..ii In. iiiiirtit iinowomia tif-inp
imnated uy her deatn, ami at tne age oi ' " b r.--
twelve vears Dora was K-ft to the guar.hims.elf in tho power of the tories, in
dianshipki" a moody and unsocial step- whose handalus fato .would sopn have
cj. . .' . r ' . . . I ....... ..l...l lm loirriAit hi) lirnlltTlir nTTAr
fUTher, with whom sliw coutmiietl t() re-i "j'cu 2? "
side up to the date of our sfcry,. InherldwelTing, preferrmg rather., to aur ex
iting from her father an 'ample And even1, Pfre to tiie eleineiiTB than lonsk fa
a etdemlid fortune, yet without relatives 'g )to the hands ol bloody-minded and
or friends in whose sympathy she could! unscrupulous men.
confide, the beautitul woman, now in her
entieth year, folt all that utter isolationj the forest into an open clearing of con
d loneliness of heart so painful to even ! siderable extent, he found himself within
the manly and self-dependent, but espe-
cially so to warm-hearted aud-ttympathiz-
inir woman, whose heart yearned foWho
friendship tind affectionate companionship l
ol her six, even as mo uyniggi.ei.e Mwiifiii iiH. ua..,.a.v At the time ot which we speak, tl
Uie sultry desert longs lonrnr ouooiiiigrrejtcneu.ine ,ihoy. u.v,. , exi8(e between the whigs and t.
fountain and the grateful shade." ' -The j to the -building. Hesitating only for.ah n0i.t Hns,l8rittjj enmity. . The 1.
modr.amFeWci shed in Po w ith rnnl a
however, impressed upon her character
somewhat of the Doble and generous trails
of the heroine. . Naturally of a proud,
though gentle spirit, her very habits of
seclusion, which in another might have
produced painful diffidence and timidity,
had added strength and self-reliance to
her character. '.
Her sorrows, poor creature, had of late
been greatly multiplied by the distrac
tions which ensued trom the contest with
the mother country. Entering with all
the ardor of a heroin into the feelings
sentiments of the p-ti ioiie and bold de
fenders of liberty, so soon as she could
comprehend the principles Upon which
they based their resistence to the mother
country, she unfortunately encountered
the bitter opposition of Isaac W burton,
her step-father, who, though desirous of
remaining neutral in the contest, yet at
heart favored the course of . the royalists,
and ridiculed and denounced wnat he
considered the folly and crime of the whigs
in entering into a contest with the mother
country. Hie diHtim;uisked sentiments
of hia fair daughter, who openly rejoiced
' at every discomnture of tie iSntisli arm6,
but increased his dislike and hatred to
the cause of independence. On all occa
sions, even in the presence of British offi
cers themselves, she tearlessly ana warm-
. i position in a member of his own house-
hold. . .
The visits of Michael to his house had
i long since been forbidden, nd latterlv he
JiiL'i met his .butrotlied on'jr Iiy itealtli
sometimes at the house ot i friend, and
at others in the oiicq greenwood always
i nuttfioinr. lit.,, rtf l.ia nnuiAiiiu tn tin tmirrli.
j borhood by some pre-conaeited signal
' which she readily recognised. Many a
j stolen interview had taken place between
; them,- little suspected by her ungracious
step-tather, who little dreatnef ot the ar
jtilice to which lovers will resort to elude
the vigilane.f hose wSa wwtH Hin4r-
"Michael well knew how anxiously
ra longed for his coming, and , whatever
dangers beset his way, lie seldom failed
to hasten to tier side, when the public ser
vice permitted his absence from the camp.
Sometimes his signal greeted her ears
from the forest near her dwelling, when
the sun had bnt a few hours commenced
tittrmrtrmftg vmfw-afT4st wkeo.it had
sunk fry rest- nmi th atnrA of hnavtn were
Bhiiiiiij-r hriiditlv in tho illiniituhlA vault.
Lnlll oi,, uttnni fnun afur: tmiiMtrdpd
ian,j unrecognized saved by herself, would
Yause her yoking heart Ui Butter wlta that
Grange sensation of delight, onlv felt by
those who love passionately, and onlv-to
experienced by them wfieu after a fong
absence a husband or a lover return to
KW mm for tMe viiril of love.
lam, he wiflj wyoh had lulled for near an
toned thunder shook the earth with its
terrific tongue, and the tall trees of the
forest bent, shivered and snapped in the
ga'.e the crash of their fall swallowed
up and iosi in me yet louuer iuuuuer.oi
the bellowing storm.
As accustomed as Michccl had been to
scenes of peril and danger, a feeling of
'superstitious awe came over him, and he
j felt like a frail and helpless creature of
the dust, in the contemplation of so ,im-
posing and terrific a scene. The narrow
scaUvred. around him like stubblo before
the wind. V
Michael would fain ' have turned aside"
to seek a shelter from the storm in some
of the soul U'red habitations that lay by
the roadside, for the hurricane was now
Upon hitn in aH rtsfury f but m past ex
perience had taught' mm to act wmi cau
tious circumspection in a country where
civil war had loosened the bands ot soci
. .. ... -- -- --
ety, and set neighbor against neighbor in
bitter and exterminating' strife. Well
known tlrronghall that iHirtionof tbe - ctiiut -
try lis an active and uncompromising win
lie was equally an onjeci oi terror ami
bitter hatred toaii who wero entistea
As tno roau, nowever, eiuergeu iroiu
a few fods of a house which lay upon his
right, too dilapidated in i appearance to
render it probable that he might there
ineet with dangerous
-.1... :. -n. i
galloped-up to-the- house, turning his
horse into the shelter of an wioccunied
stable the door of which opened into the!
lane, tntenng the gateway, where, nan uie. vicuuia oi uiwr aauguuiary crueuy
torn from its hinges, the gate hung ob-! adhered td.a political creed different from
structing his way, with a few hasty strides j their own, and were animated by an un
he mounted the steps of the piazza that i alterable devotion to their country's inde-
tottered under his tread, and rapped loud -
ly at the door for admittance.
Every thine: about the place wore a de
serted and cheerless aspect. The magnif-
;.ont utla tma arr.i,,,.! urliioli hwiiimI
the growth of centuries, stood unpruned knew that if his Sttfi nroved to be cor
&nd uei-Wled. with tlmlr bouehs irect, htis aaiejy itfntti depend upon his
ding within a few feet ot the ground;
the rank grass was allowed to cover tiie
entire yard, and grew up even to the
door steps, while here and there a refrac-.
tory shutter, too rotten to be retained by.
its hinges, was kept in its place by a rail
or pole cut from the woods and placed as
a prop against it The hand railing
around the piazza was partially gone, and
the pillars which supported the roof were
nearly rotted away at the base. Altogeth
er the building was as dilapidated and
cheerless as if it had remained untenant
ed for a whole generation.
His hrst summons tailing to attract at
tention, Michael knocked more loudly
than before, and in a moment after a linn
and masculine step was heard advancing
within the apartment the door was
thrown open, and he found himself face
to face with a tall, athletic and powerful
mnn of about fortv vears. who invited him
The furniture of the room into which
Michael was ushered was of the most cost
ly and luxurious description. Indeed,
considering the time and condition of the
country, it might have been esteemed el
egant and tasteful, liieh carpets of rare
manufacture yielded to his tread as he
passed along, and polished mahogany ta
bles, with skilfully carved arm chairs of
oak, met his view on every side. A beau
tiful clock of a most costly style ticked
upon the mantelboard, which was ele
gantly ornamented with vases of pure al
aoagter -ana cot!
not repress a glanco ot surprise ,and won
der, when he compared the interior of the
apartment with the mean and dilapidated
appearance of the building from w ithout.
His expression of wonder and, 'astonish
ment did not escape the observation of
his host, whose smile, as he remarked it,
might have seemed to arise from a grate-
and bitterness by which it was accompa-1
Advancing to a chair pointed-wit to
Michael 6eatsed".lirriself, while, the indi
vidual who had admitted him into the
house resumed his place at a table affew
feet distant, just in front of the fire-place,
and busied himself among a pile of pa-
mts. wliiaU. before Jth .ymoUpng .)iigcJtota..JbiaJlll-, Wl46S4f
he had been occupied before the entrance
of our hero.
But these two . were not the only ten-
ants of the room. Immediately before
our hero, en the opposite aide of the hearth
was a small, wiry, red-headed, pug nosod,
ferrety little individual, who from the
first moment of the entrance of Michael,
had fixed upon him his dimiuutive gray
eves, with au impudent wondering 6tare.
ilia pantaloons, that seemed to shrink
back instinctrvcly from any kind of inti
macy with the coarse -and rude brogans
that encased his nether extremities, -so
tightly encompassed his spindle shanks,
that his ever having established himself
in them could not bo accounted for by
anx prpces86hort of the liquefaction orll
i.ijfuruutie pressure. or tiie scantiness
of his uetkcit-igarment, however, ample
aniends were made by the buge propor
tions of a large blue blanket overcoat,'
that Imug about his body. like , a ship's
sails around the mast in a dead calm.
The other individual, who sat with sev
eral papers scattered .before him, wliichhe.
was arranging, as he hurriedly glanced
attheircontents, was evidently a. man who
had seen somewhat of the world. Though
not an ill-looking man, his physiognomy
was certainly not an attractive one. His
heavy brows, and a certain sinistrous ex
pression in the glance of his eve, which
seeiBiamnnK Deueatlijl.e canu auietiv J V" v -
rtf hif'--fi w4.tiiriMr.,xan r -riz:-:::--
i . i V . " . I
f :c.....;t.-At-;vr..-i.-Aw. T;TatL.."Anl.. what signifies that f answered
whenever lie casually encounfered thetMk'1'1-Llullti- '"l.'iuVyouTain
glance of Michael. Our hero did not fail j
to remark that he blurted and with nn i
exclamation of surprise gl.inced hastily F8 luo ,,,K,ns "u
rade led his seat, and hurriedly whisper-U th.ul, even .rsTotxT rbcltife tte
ed a few words in his ear. A sense of! uU. , .!
. . ! at !., I,.iei a-.-vn nA h.dr ol lk& tfiilil t nt
insecurity itmi preseiuiiiieiu 01 uiinger
MicuttBL. (M Jia
(ri.aty a pprchensive of bavin- falleh in 1
itl, imcrtipulotm tories, were a-1
ni.-enr ti- niHl 11 nnmmt iiwiit ot dnnrnf '
wareoi ui ai i. in uie eoiuesi iui uiv
mother courttry. Disscmbliug his unea
siness, however, ho imiuifcatcd no syinp
tom of distrust or suspicion.
Meautiio the storm was "raging in
all it fury. The old house rocked and
totte.red'iii tho gale as though its decay
i-l.:. . :rt.- t.
ing timbers were about u' vield 'to. tin
' . J
shock of the tenrpest and le rivo
As wild as was the contention ofthe
elements, Michael felt that it would have
been far more prudent and safe to have
encountered the tornado upon -the high
way than to have placed- himself in -a
mcasuri ..in the power of two reckless
men, who might lielong to that class of
desperadoes, who under the name of loy
to a distant monarch, perpetrated 1
, (-the most revolting and heinous crimes
j fiend-like atrocity ; and the loyalists, as
they termed themselves, asleu no other
excuse for their deeds of blood than that
Michael already buian to suspect that
the two individuals before him belonged
to that reckless "band of marauding to-
i ries that infested tli sotuitrv. and he well
coucealinit from, tkew the part he had ta
ken in the struggle for independence.
Such being his apprehensions, he was
determined ta take advantage of the first
pause of the storm to withdraw from
the shelter of a roof which offered so pre
carious a hospitality, and make his way
at once to the end ot his journey, where
he might rest iu safety.
" Well, my -friend, began the bettor
looking of the two individuals, thrusting
his papers into a drawer, and taking his
seat in front of the fire place, 1 see you
have not escaped without a wet jacket.
Join me iu a social glass, and it will nut
he tid worse lor your health, llerc,
Stoker, Bet out our decanters and glasses
upon the side-board." r
Stoker bustled about to perform the
bidding of his superior, looking for all
the world iu his immense blue overcoat
like some diminutive dog emerging from
under a carpet. All three were soon stand
ing by side-board with tlieir glasses filled.
"1 give you a toast," said Michael's
host, with a meaning and malicious smile,
as he raise! his glass : M His gracious
majesty King George the Third. Success
to his banner wherever it is spread."
Michael laid down his glass and calm
ly regarded his host and his companion,
while they tossed off the toast gleefully.
" Permit me now to give you a toast,"
said he, raising his glass from the board,
while his eye flashed with pride : "George
Washington, the Continental Congress
and American Xiulepemtence I ..
..Tlitttjaa.tuast to ;w,lueh a -Jrecman
can draiii his cup I" "
Little Bill Siokr, almost petrified, with
astonishment at the audacity-of etir he
ro, looked lrom Ins companion to Mi
chael, and from Michael to liis companion,
as though to looking to see the latter an
nihilate him for his temerity. That in
dividual, however, so far from fulfilling
the anticipations of his subordinate, bit
resolute air passed his hand over his
beard, yet at the same time casting a side
long ; glance towards" the: cOrher.pf the
apartment beyond Michael, where acou
plenr rifles wW
wall.. The watchful eye ot onr hero at
once detected the significancy of liis
" iSut my friend, said his host, avert-
gaze, "Do 1 understand that you are not
a friend to King George f" " ' '
Michael's heart beifau to beat thick
tahd fiistr The mme of that mingnitled
king had become Sdious and hateftrt to
every ..Liver ofiliit country, and our he;
ro, or an impulsive ami excueu tempera
ment, was not one to dissemble his senti
ments, especially wheu such dissimulation
involved a recantation of those political
principles in the maintenance of7 which
be would have suffered martyrdom.
Sooner would he have torn his tongne
from his mouth than have given utter
aneo. to so degrading and hypocritical
an avowal as that of allegiance and res
pect for a king against whose power he
(tad sworn to do battle while the breath
of lifer "was- reft brm.
" A friend to King George!" he ex
claimed with bon'est indignation. " Nay,
God forbid that I should be ho tool Of
so odious and despicable a tyrant. Look
around you," and neglected fiedls, ruined
homes, and a vast host of bleeding mar
tvrs proclaim his tyranny. No, 1 am a
foe to him and to bis government; and
God grant that his contemptible and bloo
dy fools may meet with the fate they so
richly merit !"
" Xly good sir," answered his host, "you
suffer Vourself to speuk too freely. Such
language might not prove agreeable to
rtfur-' iiAnilianv itVtii vhiili ili!l1liC murlit
poltroon cnougu u mn ... wun me ,
hu'or ot tliejiouruiiid n.easure my lan-;
J. ' " . v .
i i ' , j , , ,-,
your rbe4lmn. asked The. other, redden-, Air coiulenses as it-cool, and, bke a
niX ',th irrUaUonfnorisions of haltersisrHmg.filte with water adeoiweaedT
in lerspcctive to such ot you as the sword pours out the water whieh its diminished
may spare! (
" Keliellion, sir! ib vou talk to me how simple, the philosophy of rain!
of rebellion !" responded Michael, while j What but Omniscience could have de
a,'i" angry' flush began to burn upon his j vised such an admirable arrangement for
cheek : Wind who are you who presiime Watering the earth I
to liFinul our holy resktauee to! tjtanny ; M
with the name of rebellion j" ' ,. . .. ' ' ,.
The eve of the tory-
for .such he'imleed '
i was-iuailc4'lefore tl
iltHiked "aroiiiid at Ills
the firm -and au'"tTttAay.-iii ate some
1 f-r a moment he ;
AHikcd aroiind at Ills .conipamou,t: hi-
luting and doubtful us t-i the manner i"
which he should reply to tile perempto-
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ry and. menacing language ot .Michael. .
" U-X 'might wefi object to the tone and '
nianner in which you demand my name," (
answered the other, WtVing, its it casu- i
ally, his positfon. so as to place himself
lielween Michael and that corner of the
,.nnrtlilwnt u..r th fir-rms stood."
I ' but since you appear urgent for a morej
intimate actiuaiiitance, know -that my
,'n nirio ii lf.ibnrt Itttrriaim 'XaA'j -OU
, ......... r . tn.v. - ' , .
0kit n intritiicA .riiuriuIi. htv rontin-
" ' 1 ? ... -
ned, observing our hero to Start at - the
mention of his name, and wishing if
possible to intimidate him by followirt
up one surprise with another "yon need
not introduce yoiirself; you are already"
well known to us as Michael Allscot. the
rebel follower of a rebel camp, now by ft
lucky chance thrown into the hands of
those who will deal with you as a trai
Little Bill Stoker was overcome with
joy at the surprise which the tory lea-
1 TT ' V J J nr., i.
uer, jtiarriaon, nau prepares ior iiiicimei,
and seeming to anticipate that he would
fall upon his knees to plead for his life,
in the extremity of bodily terror, he clap
ped hi hands gleefully and shouting aloud
with laughter. ,
Michael was indeed, in sailor phrase,
taken aback, and astoulided-.tt finding
himself thus unexpectedly in the power
of a merciless ami malignant foe, whose
savage deeds lAd mado liis name a by
word of cruelty among both friends and
foes ; but as swift as lightning, and' be
fore his intention could have been sus
pected, lie seized upon a chair which for
tunately stood; within his reach, and deal
ing his lightning-like blows to the right
and left, laid the panic-stricken tories
stunded and pfoeprate at his feet. Then
rushing from the house, he mounted his
horse, was firmly seated in his saddle and
far beyond the reach of pursuit before
his discomfitted foes had recovered from
his stunning blows sufficiently to follow
- " tp, llill, and to your horse l gasped
Harrison, in a voice hoarse with rage so
soon as he had regained hia feet.. " As I '
uve the rebel shall hang for this, though
t follow "film to the ends "of the earth f
As great as was the rage of the-tory
leader, and as sharp as was the spnr of
anger, it was nevertheless already deep
twilight when with his - confederate in
f uilt he sat out in pursuit of our hero.
le had determined upon - collecting to
aid him in tho pursuit and capture all
of the tory party who were in hi irume-
u By the gods of Olympus, he sfiill not
escape mff," hhSed llamW Wtweu hi.;
(dosed teeth, anle .mounted hjajrowe.
"I ktrow well the rebel's haunts, and tie -
tore midnight he shall be dragged from
his bed and swing for this."
A deep gash had been inflicted upon
the cheek of the tory by the sudden blow
of our hero: the blood bad flowed pro
fusely from the wound, and the bandages
stained with his blood. Impetuous and
bitterly vindictive, the angry passions of.
Harrison raced in his breast like the
flames of a volcano, lie had vQwed're
vetifrcalldrhr taTliot'l inatWWiP-f
peased until he had compassed it.
With his renegade follower he put foot
ia stirrup, consumed with a thirst for
vengeance, and soon the old cr:tV build
ing, the scene of their late discomfiture,
was left bTiidieraTieerTesa'la
(To be Continued.)
THE PHILOSOPHY OF BAIN.
To understand the philosophy tf this'
beautiful and often sublime phenomenon
so often witnessed since the creation of
the world, and so essential to the very
existene of plant and animals, a few
facts derived from observation and a long
train of experiments, must be remember
ed. 1. Were the atmosphere everywhere
and all times of a uniform temperature.
w ftUmuq-ueveT . Uav.e xam, ijr ,
snow. Tiie water absorbed by it in evap?l..
oration from the sea and the earth s sur-
likce would descend in an imperceptible
vapor, or cease to be absorbed by the air
when it'Tras once fully saturated.
2. Tiie absorbing power of the atmos
phere, and, consequently, its capacity to
retain hwmidityi is proportionately great
er in warm than cold air.
3. The air near th? surface of the earth
is warmer than it is in the region of the
clouds. The higher wei ascend from the
earth the colder do we" find the atmos
phere. Hence the periietual snow oh' vib
ry high mountains iu the hottest climate.
Aow, wlten, trom continued evapora-
, tion, the air w inghrr arnrated
ciouuiess, ii its lempcraiiire is maoemy
i-educed, by cold currents descending from i.
or rusnmg irom a nigner to a iow-
V" ,,0,st"rek 19 diminished,
.lnnilj am fi tfttioil rtH rhu fActilf o asm
v.y... v w..Uv,
capacity cannor no.ia. Mpwoifigamr.yet-
given apples arid a pint of cherries before
jd'mner. iTrankTlffitifttlltK'f milk-at his
di,i,,er, and was buried in the cemetery . .
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bet.vredark ot the same aA..-Al(aitif
Hard Tliy' "fr Tojters. The town 1
council of Marion 'Alabama, tixetl the
f.r mtailinir lino.'ii- at 1 .liMI imr
ftn anulicatiiin. An en'terprisinir. mdivid-'" '
however, about to open a shop. .
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