Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, November 22, 1844, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated November 22, 1844 Page 1
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Em NOT THE GLOKY OP G 1 S A R BUT THE WELFAIin OT ROMS BY H. B. STACY BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1834-1. VOL XVIII.... No. 25 NEW FALL GOODS. 'Willi, subscribers have jui received n very large - supply ol rich Fall Goods, among which are the following articles. Goods for Fall dresses. French mou tie lainc, of nil pattern, cashmere tl', chameleon ltiMres, 1'nrmcltar, fancy plail alpacea, brown do, Mack nnd nine Mack do, black and blue black alpine, a target a-snrltneut ol black and blue Mnck and fancy eill.s, striped and plaid do, Anglian satin, winter ba'lzorines. Hlbbons. Hat, cap, and neck ribbons, plain taffeta, satin do. Laces. English, French, and German thread laecs nnd edpings, I,ile, CJnimpure, Ashhurton figM and plain Nells, Mack and white. Shawls. Camel's hair, Uroche, damask, cashmcro d'Kcosse, and Scotch plaid shawl. Gloves. Ladic' nnd Ocntlcmen' Mack nnd white nnd col ored kid Glove-, lonjr, while, kid, nnd silk Mk, while nnd colored silk, Mack and col'd Mitts, Mack and blue Hack veil crapes. riotlis. Black nnd Muc Mack liitrlMi cloth 5 1 rown, green and inviiMe green do i Mk and blue bli e-aimeres ; plaid and s-trinod do ; I'll; nnd blue Mk satin vesting; lilk and blue hlk fill.- velvet do) silk velvets of all col ors, lor Ladies' hats. Flannels. White, red, and yellow 3-4, .1-4, and G-l Flannel, bleached and unbleached Canton do, plain and printed Salisbury do. silk, merino, and cotton shirts nnd draw er". Muck and Mne Mack and col'd Girdle, cotton nnd wors'cd ho-ierv, linen nnd wor-lcd table cover", d a per and linen nankin-, blenched nnd unbleached cot ions black nnd colored cambrics, linen and ilU hdUs, Lndie' and Gentlemen's cravats. Mack, white, and col'd paper MiMins, pint n, tripc1 and barr'd do., cloth, fur and hair cnl cap-, velvet nnd fur trimmed bbvs' do, lions nnd HuTalo rol es, floor mall, and I.eJ cord. To the above will le weekly aided every thing new. fa-hionaMe and de-irablc, all of which will be oll'ered at the lowest market price. O. F. STAN1FOHI) & Co. llnrlin?ton. Sept 19, 1911. 113 ELIAS LYMAN, OFFKKS for sale an ex'ensive s prlnicnt of Pry Good, consi-ting of a gicat variety of the New Style of Goods to be found in tlio market- ol Boston und New York, which nre o'.erclfar sileforca-h or credit nt reduced price, among w hicb will be lound a variety of Alpacea and new style (ieiesl lor Ladle' Cloaks, Plain, Slripe and I'laid. ANo. Gnlla 1'laid,, a new article ol woollen goods lor Cloaks, Cainclinii, M.I). Lami, Alepnic, Silks, &c. etc., lor I.aJie, I'rese. A leautifnl variety of American Print. An cxten-ivc assortment of Hroadclollis and Cat n'nicrc. Water pioof Twee!-, Striped do. Plain nnd Plaid Satinelie, superior q ialily. A ttautiftil and t. cn-ive a--orimcnt U' Vv"intr Ve-tiner. Salin nnd Silk Velvet do. Cotton Cloth-e arenl vanety, Wuddinrr, Wickins, Halting ipe. Umbrellas. Superior Quality of tscolch Gingham Whale Hone stick. Al-o, Dlack Silk I'mbicllns. Also, (Jiiigliain do t'anu Stick-. Shoos. An ex'en-ive assortment of Low Priced Slice, nimuis which are Colore 1 C'lt th at 51) cents per pair. I'l.ick do do at 75. 'together wilh n general a-'ortmciit of Kliawl, Ildkf.., Cravat, (iloe-, Mats &.r.. i: lliirlinsion 2 1 Oclt her, ISM. 18 Clove iioiMii TOO'l'IT At hi: dhups. an im- MI'.MIATi: AM) IT.KFHCT CXIlt KTho-c who have (ell the paiuliit tlirobbiu2 and pvruc-ia-ting pane: nfiheitiea-e-hooiin;r tliroir.'h ihcirjaw'- wilh ino-t loi iiH'ntmir perscvcrnnce.nivl a it is ol'cn llieca-c, liavc rcceivctl out little sympathy from Iricnd on ti'-h occa-ieii-, will no doiilit I e iiiuch p'eaed lo know of a remedy thai will never fail to tenet lor ever the unmerciful oHc-ii-der. The Clove Anodyne is the hc-t ol all toothache rcincdie-. It i- iniincd'nte and certain in its c lects, cutiuirlhc inol violent toothachcor pain in the guin in one minute. Ksperiencu ha proved that Ihi Anodyne compo i tion wi I give immediate and permanent relief after the fa lure of every other remedy; it i p!cannt to the tavte and smell ; will noi injure the teeth or gum in any way, and n few application will entire y remove thepain' ninl -orene- Ironi a decaved tooth, to that it may be tilled and rendered an iisct il a ever. When the'pv'u proceed from the lace, or from the gums around a loath apparently -ound, tin application will trive n -pcedv relief l.y rubbing a few drops on the pari elicited. Price 23 cent-. For sale by IM-CK & SPEAR. Apothecaries and Druggits, Burlington Vt. 3m22 R. PATEBSO WOULD respectfully inform Ins cu-lr.mcrs nnd the pill lie that bu lla-just received from New York Fall nnd Winter li-hion, and nil llio-e favoring him wilh their patronage may rely on having their work done on the lowc-t lerm and m ihe neatet style. -AhSO- Gnrment clcancl, nnd cutting done on the slinrleM notice ami warranted nt hi shop on theNcwltoad, two doors norlli of II. Whitney's shop. i8if VEU.MONT CISNTHAli It AII KOA1). Notice is hereby given that the bonks for subscrip tion to the Capital Stock of the Vr.ltMONT CEN TRAL RAIL ItOAD, will be opened on the 29th day of litis month, at one o'clock, P. M., at M. Cottril'.'s in Montpelier, and at Howard's Hotel i i Burlington. CIIAS. PAINR, JOHN Pr.OK. WYLLYS LYSIAN, DAN1F.L HaLDWLV, H. P. JF,WF.TT, ANDHF.W TRACY. LEVI B. VILAS. Oct. 12, 1844. Groceries. HYSON, Hyson Skin, Young Hvson and Sou. i hong Teas; Loaf, Brown nnd i'ru-htd Susrnrt Port Itico and Mucavadodo; O'd Java. Rio. and Cuba Coffee, Cocoa, Molasse, Rice, Ginper, Salera lus, Pepper and Spue, Clove, Nutmegs, &e. &c. ALSO, Winier Strained Sperm Oil, lor sale bv S. JI. popi:. Oct. 23th, 1914, 21 WANTED. WANTF.D in exchanse for Gooils, Table flutter, Grey Cloth, Flannels. Also, Com, Rve and Oaf, bv S. M. l'OPK. Oct. 25th, 1114. 21 Cash Paid for Sheep Pelts. fTIASIf, and the hiuhest price p-id for Sheep Pelts ami snipping furs ly VILAS & N0YF.3. Ilurlington, OctoWr, 17, 1S11. 20 OPLKNDID likene-e of Clay, Polk, Frelinshuy. J sen and Dnlla' Price 124 eenl. for sain bv SAMUEL HUNTINGTON. 20.vC Oct. 16, Ml. Drawing Books, T UK Little scholnrs Drawing and Writing, hasy Le-son; in i..tnlrape IJrnwing, oil liu i oininis nilu i.HSOL I .gillv, Drawing book of Trees, Smith's Linear Drawing, Shaw i4meriean Land-cane Drawine bofik. Smiih' Elementary Drawing book, explained in n seric oi ea-y prngres-ive ie.auiis wuu i-.ei terPrc-s Instruction. Drawmir look ol Fruit and Flower, bv Mr. Ann Hill, nuihor of embelishments lo Flora' liieiioiiary. Oxford Drawing Book. 100 Plates, 21 Bv A. KDWAKI'S. STOVE PIPE. Kl'SSIA, Knglish and Csnida Since Pipe. For sale by - VILAS h NOYF.S Ort. 2L 1641. 21 THE MINI). DV WlttUM IXGGETT. Let ollicto praise the Into That mantles on thy fare, Thino eyes of heavenly Mne, And mien of faultless grace) These charms I freely own, Hut still a higher find 'Twill last when beauty's llown Thy matchless charm of mind. Tlio damo of years may quench The brightness uf thine eye; Tune's icy hand may blanch Thy check's Vermillion dye; Thy form may lose its grace; Thy voice its sweet control ; But naught can o'er e lace The beauties of the soul. What's beauty but a fbwer That blooms in summer's ray 7 When pours the intry shower, Its charms will fade away : The mind's a rich perfume, That winter cannot chill ; The flower may lose its bloom, Hut fragrance lingers s I ill. Stars gem the vault of heaven, When day's last hues decline; As darker grows the even, With the brighter rnys they shine. Thus, in the night of years, When youth's gay light i o'er, More bright the'toul appears, Than e'er it shone before. The leaves, when autumn blusters, Forsake the leaves and die, Rut fulling show rich clusters Of fruitage to the eye; Thus time, in flyimr, snaichc. Thy beauty, but displays One charm that all o'ermalchcs A soul that ne'er decays. From the Evening Mirror. A PSALM Ol'' X1U1IT. DV W. II. EURLK10II. Fade from the west the farewell light, riung backward by the setting tun, And silence deepens as the night Steal with his solemn shadows on! Gathers the soft, iclicshing dew On springing grass and lluwrtt stem- And lo! the everlasting hi :e Is radiant with a thousand gems I Not only doth the voiexful day Thy loving kindness, Lord! proclaim Rut night, wilh its sublime array Of worlds, doth magnify Thy mine! Yea whiU adoring seraphim Before Thee bind the willing knee, From every star a choral hymn Goes up unceasingly to Thcc 1 Day unto day doth utter speech, And night to night thy voice make known ; Through all the earth where thought may reach, Is heard the clad mid siluuii tono; And wwM, bcwHi'l I lie flintiest star Whose light hath reached the human eye, Catrli the high anthem from afir That rolls along immensity ! O, Holy Father! 'mid the calm And stillness of tho ewning hour, We, loo, would lift our solemn psalm To praise thy goodness nnd thy power! For over us, as over all, Thy lender mercies still extend. Nor niuly shall the contrite call On thee our Father and out Fiiend ! Kept by thy goodness through the day, Thanksgivings to Thy name we pour Night o'er us, wilh its snrs, we pray Thy love to guide us evermore! In grief console-in gladncs bless . In dullness guide in sickness cheer Till in tho Saviour's righteousness, Dcfote thy throne our sjuls appeal ! Transhtcd from the French of Balzac. EL VEJU)UG0. Tilt! cluck of tho little lovvn oTMunda Ibid just strimk midniclit. At lltnt mnincnt, a young I' rencli ofliccr was leaning ovor tho parapet ol a terrace which bordered the gar dens of f.iu casllo of Menda, plunged in a profounder depth of abstraction than svenied habitual to tho thoughtlessness of military life ; hut never were hour, site, and circum stances, more propitious lo meditation. Abovo his head, the beautiful sky of Spain stretched its donio of dark azure. Tho twinkling of the stars and tho soft radiatico of tho moon cast a capricious light over an exquisite valley which jy in till lis wealth ol loveliness his fuet. Resting tipun an orange-trno in full blossom, tho young chuf-do-bataillon could see, a hundred" feet below. the town of Menda, which seemed lo have neslled itself for shelter from tho norlli winds at tho foot of lite cliff on which tho castle was built. Turning his head, ho could be hold the sea. whoso snarklinc water enclosed the landscape like a broad bull of silver. Tito joyous confusion of sounds fionva ball. the music of tho orchestra, iho laughter of! some ol tho utticcrs and their partners in ihe (lance, reached his ear, solicited into liarnio ny hy tho distanco, and blended with the far-off murmur of tho waves. Tho fresh coolness of tho night infused a now oncrcy into his frame, exhausted by tho boat of tho day ; while tho gardens wero planted wilh trees so otlorilertotis, and (lowers of such exquisite sweetness, that tho young man fancied himself, as it were, plunged in u bath of every delicious perfume. Tho casllo of Menda belonged to n gran dee of Spain, who, at that period, was re siding in it with his wholo family. Duriue the wholo of this evoniiig.'lho eldest of hi's daughters had directed her looks towards the officer with mi interest blended with so deep a sadness, that tho sentiment of pity express ed by the beautiful Spanish girl might well have given riso to tho young Frenchman's rnvery. Yet how dare to imagine the pos sibility that tho daughter of lliu most hunch. ly and fastidious noble in Spain could ever bo bestowed on tlm son of u Parisian shop keeper ! Tho French worn held in detestation. Tho Marquis, having been lsuspected by General G , tho governor of tho pro vince, of being engaged in plotting an insur rection in favor of Ferdinand VII., tho bat tallinn, commanded by Victor Marcliand. had been placed in cantonment in tho little town of Menda, lo hold in check tho sur rounding country, which holonged to llm Maiqtiis do Logancs. A rocent despatch from Marshal Noy gavo reason oven to ap prehend that tho "English might shortly land on the coast, nnd pointed out tho Marquis as a man engaged in correspondence with the cabinet of London. So that, notwithstand ing nil the hospitahlo welcome wilh which tho latter had received Victor Marchnnd and his soldiers, tho young officer kept himself vigilantly on his gttaid. vvhilo directing his steps towards Hint ter race, to which ho went for the pttrposo of observing tho state ol the lovvn and the country intrusted lo his supervision, ho had meditated on tho problem how ho ought to interpret tho friendship which the Marquis had never ceased lo manifest towards him, and how to reconcile tho tranquility of the country with tho nnxietics of his general j bill, for tho lat few minutes, all these thoughts had been driven from tho mind of the young commandant, by n feeling of pru dcnlial caution and by a very Icgitimatu cu riosity. He had just observed a considerable num ber of lights in the lovvn. Now, notwith standing it was tho festival of St. James, he bad that very morning commanded that eve ry firo shonid be extinguished at the usual hour prescribed by his guncral regulations. Tho castlu alone had been exempted from that order. IIo could perceive, indeed, hero and there, the gleam of his sentries' bayo nets nt their accustomed posts: but thero was solemn in the silence that prevailed, und nothing announced lhal tho Spaniards wore plunged in iho intoxication of u festival. After seeking in vain Id explain this gen eral violation of his orders on the part oflhe inhabitants, tho offence seemed lo him ihe more strangely mysterious as he reflected that he had intrusted to sumo officers tho chat go of the police and tho rounds of the night. With tho impetuosity of youth, he was about to leap down by llto breach in the lerrac.e, to effect more rapidly the descent of the rocki, and lite sooner reach a litilo post of ihe guard winch was stationed at Iho entrance of tbi! town, on Hie side next t lie- r.nsile, when he was arrested by the sound nfn slight noise. IIo fittcied that he heard the gravid of iho alleys crate benealh the light step of a woman. lie turned his head back, but suv nothing; his eyes were struck, howev er, by the extraordinary whiteness of the ocean. lie suddenly perceived theiu so fa tal a spcciablc, that he stood motionless with surprise, acrusing even his senses of decep tion. Tho ul.tiiciiig rays of the moon ena bled him lo dU.inguish a crowd of sails ill a considerable distance. A tluillsliol llnoiigh his frame, and he liied lo convince himself ibis lei lible vision was only some optical illusion produced by the capricious play of the waves mid the moonlight. At thai moment a hu.irsc voice ullered his name. The oflicer looked towards the breach, and he there saw tlio head of tho soldier by whom ho had been attended to tho ensile raised slowly and cautiously in the air. 'Is that you, nion commandant ?' 'Yes. Well, what V answered ihe young man inn low tone, warned by a soil of pre sentment lo act with mystery. 'Those sriinips down thero are twisting about like worms ! and I have hastened lo communicate to you, if you will permit me, the little observations I have nude.' 'Speak,' replied Victor MarelMiid. 'I have just been following one oflhe peo ple of ihe casllo who directed his steps ibis way wilh a lantern in his hand. Now, a lan tern is n devilishly suspicious thing ; fur I have no idea thai that good Christian thero has any occasion lo liuht pious lapets nt this hour of the night. 'They want to devour us,' said I Id myself; and I set about eyeing him pretty closely. And so, nion comman dant, I discovered, hardly three paces from here, on a platform of rock, a certain pile of faggols A terrible cry echoed through tho town, and interrupted llto soldier. A sudden glaic flashed over tho face of the commandant. The poor grenadier nt iho sanm instant re ceived a bullet in his head, and fell dead. A fire of straw and dry wood blazed like n conflagration within ten paces of tho young man. The musical instruments and tho laughing voices weru hushed in the saloon of the hall. Tho festal gayety had suddenly given place lo a silence as of death, inter rupted only hy groins. The report of a cannon boomed over tho ocean's plain of light. A cold sweat started to iho young of ficer's forehead. IIo was unarmed. He understood at once that all his suldiers had perished, and that iho English wero about lo land. IIo saw himself dishonored if he sur vived; ho saw himself dragged-beforo a coun cil of war ; and then he measured wilh his eye thn depth of iho valley. IIo was in the act of plunging off, when his hand was seized hy that of Clara. 'Fly !' she slid, 'my brothers nro behind me. At tho foot of iho rock, down ihero, you will find Juanito's swift Andalusian. Fly !' She pushed him forward. Tho young man half stupefied, looked at her for a moment. But presently, yielding lo tho instinct of self preservation, which never abandons even the strongest man, ho plunged among tho trees in the direction Indicated, nnd sprang across the wall, before trodden by no oilier feet than those oflhe wild goals. Ho heard Clara cry ing lo her brothers lo pursue him ho heard the steps of his assassins he hoard iho bul lets of several shots hy his ears ; hut ho succeeded in reaching iho valley, found tho horse, leaped upon him, and dis appeared with iho rapidity of lightning. In a few hours llm young officer arrived at tho hoad-quarlers of General G . Tho latter was at table wilh his staff. 'I bring you my head 1' cried iho chef-do hatnillon, us bo inado his appearance, pale and exhausted. Ho sat down and related tho horrible ad venture. His narrative was received with a fearful silence. 'You have been moro unfortunate than criminal,' ill last replied tho terrible General. 'You aro not responsible for the crimes of Spaniards ; and, unless lli.i maishl shall du- cidu differently, I acquit you ol blame.' These words afforded hut feeble consola tion to tho wretched oflicer. 'Whon iho Emperor shall coma lo know ibis !' he exclaimed. ' 'IIo will want to havo you shot,' said tho General; 'hut wo shall sen. However, no morn of this,' ho added, li: n sovcru tone, exrrpt ,to draw from it a vengeance which shall strike a salutary terror upon this coun try of treachery.' An hour after, n wholo regiment, n de tatchmi'iit of calvary, nnd a train of artillery wero on their niirch. The General nnd Victor marched al I lie; bead of this column. Tho soldiers, informed of ihe massacre of their comrades, were filled with an unexam pled fury. The distance that separated tho town of Menda from tin head-qunrlors was traversed wilh a miraculous r-ipidiiy. On tho route ihe Geneial found u hole villages in ruins. liverv one of these miserable ham lets wiis reduced lo ashes, and iheir inhabi tants decimated. My some inexplicable fa tality, the English vessels had remained ly ing lo, without advanciiiL'. so ill it the town of Menda was surrounded by the French (roups, with scarcely a blow struck". Tile inhabitants, seized wilh nnternuliuii, and seeing themselves destitute of llnl aid which iho annearancii of ihe Em'tUb sails hid seemed to prom se them, tillered In siirren- . i der at ( iscret on. v one o these acts ol self-devotion which have not been rare in tho Peninsul i, those concerned in the as sassination of llm French, foreseeing, from tho widl known cruelty oflhe General, that Menda would prnb-ibly be given lo the fl lines, and its whole pntml ilinn put to the sword, proposed to the General to give in formation against themselves. He accepted (heir offer, adding to it the condition that all the inhabitants of the castle, fiom the lowest valet to Iho marquis, should be delivered I into bis hands. This capitulation being . ai'reed niMin. ihe General nromised lo tnr- don Ihe rest of llm people oflhe town, and lo prevent his soldieis from sacking or set-1 ting II on fne. An enotmoiis contribution was imposed on it, and the tidiest inhabi tants snrrendi'led themselves as prisoneis to guaranty its payment, which was lo he con- Slltlllll,lflMl Hlili'lll lUI'IIIV-l'.MII I,......,. Tlie General hiving taken every precau- r... ,1 r. r i.:.. i..,.,,,-- in.ti m-i. iiiy iui in,; ?ni' II "I j and provided for the defence of the cnunliy, refused to billet his soldieis ill ihe hiiues. IIo encamped them, and then ascended to' tho castle, of which he look military posses sion. All the members of (he family of Le-1 ganes, consisting uf his wife, two daughters,, and tin ft' suns, together vv lib the servants, were placed under careful guard and pinion-j ed. The General oideted the ptioneis lo bo shul up in the sahinti in which the hull i had taken place. The windons of lhat npiitiueiit embraced a view of ihe terrace! that overhung the lou n. The stall' was es

tablished in a neighlini in" gallery, where ihe Generil Hi st held n council of war on lliel measures to bo taken lo oppose the landing! of the English. ,Uler hiving his aid-de-ramp to "larsh ill Ney, and g.veu ordeis for lliej erection el batteries on the coast, the Gen- etalnnd his staff turned (heir to Iho prisoneis I wo hundred Spamaids. I whom Ihe inhabitants had delivered up, were I immeniaieiv sum upon tue terrace, .iter this militnrv execution, the Genera manded as many scaffolds to be planted on tlm terrace as iheto were persons in the sa loon, and t!m executioner oflhe town lo he brought to the spot. Taking advantage of the lo elapse before llm service of dinner for the spiff in the gallery of the castle, Victor March ind went to see the piisoners. Presently he re lumed to the General. ' 1 tome,' he siiil, in a voice of strong cmolion, ' to ask fivors.' ' You !' answered ihe General, wilh u tone of hitter irony. ' Alas !' replied Victor, ' they are melan choly favors. Tho marquis, seeing the scaf folds placed there, has indulged the hope that you would,for his family, clinngH that mode of death. Ho entreats you that tho nobles may ho decapitated.' ' I!e it so,' said the General. ' They ask, also, that tho consolations of religion be afforded them ; and that they may he icleased from their bonds. They prom ise In in ike no attempt In escape.' ' I consent, ' said ihe General ; ' hut you will be answerable for theiu.' ' Tho old man, mm cover, offers you (he whole of his foilune, if you will pardon his young son.' 'I nd II' replied tho chief; 'but his fortune already belongs to King Jose.' He paused. A scornful smile wrinkled his brow, and ho added : ' I will oven go beyond their wishes. I guess llm importance of the last request. Very well, bet him purchase ihe perpetuation of his name; ami let Spain preserve forever iho memory both of Iheir treachery and iheir punishment. 1 grunt a pardon, and iho wholo of that forlirin, lo whichever of his sons shall pel I'n in lliu of fice of iho executioner. Begone, and not a word more on the subject !' Victor remained thunderstruck. Tho dinner was served. All the officers, seated at a table, satisfied ihe demands of a hunger sharpened hy fatigue. Ouoonly of their number was wanting from iho circle : it was Victor Marchand. After a long hesi tation, ho proceeded to the apartment in which wero mourning the proud family Le g.ines. He entered. He cast a mournful glanco.nver the speclaclo now presented by that saloon, where, iho evnning before, ho hue been seen the gay and brilliant heads of iho two young giils and thn three youths, whirling in the, stream of the waltz. Ho shuddeod sis hu thought that thoy worn soon lo roll lo thn ground, severed by the sword oflhe headsman. The father and tho moth er, tho three sons and two daughters, pinion to gilt sofas, remained in a state of perfect niotionlessness. Eight servants weio stand ing in silence, with their hands hound behind iheir hacks. Thoso fifteen persons wero gravely contemplating each other, nnd their eyes scarcely betrayed tho emotions by which Ihey wero harrowed. A profound resigna tion, mingled wilh regret for tho failure of thoir enterprise, was depicted on somo of Iho brows. They were guarded by soldiers, It was afterwards ns.vrti.ined thn these vfeU carried only arul ery, and thai they had outMiled Ihe reft of the ir-nspom. themselves motionless, and respecting the grief of these cruel enemies. A movement of curiosity animated every countenance on tho appearance of Victor. IIo gavo orders lo unfasten llm condemned captives, and hastened himself to loosen the cords which secured Clara a prisoner to the chair. Sho smiled mournfully. Tho officer could not help lightly touching, in thn pro cess, tho elegant nnd fresh arms of the young m aiden. IIo looked with ndmtralion on the dark wealth of her hair, and her lillto fern fnrshe was indeed all Spanish coinplexlion, slightly dark ; nnd Spanish eyes, with long curved lashes and a pupil blacker than a ra ven's wing. ' Have you succeeded V sbn said to him, wilh one of (hose funeral smiles in which thero is still something of the young girl. Victor could only answer wilh a groan. Ho looked, in turns, nt tho throe brothers, and at Clara. The one tho eldest was thiilv years old. Small, not well made, wilh a haughty and disdainful air. ho still wns not without a curtain nobleness of manner, and diil not jrem entirely a stranger lo lliatdeli- ... ..C . .? ...I..". I .1 1 ency oi seniimeni which once mane inn gai .lamry oi o pain so cuieornico. u iiameci jiianitn. l no second, filipe, was about twenty years old. He resembled Cla ra. Tho third was not nhovn eight. A . r .. .... . .- painter would havo found in I ho features of Raphael snmelhing of that Roman constan cy which David has given in the children in his tepiiblican pages. The old marquis had a he ld covered with white hairs, which seem ed In have escaped from somo picture of Mil- At this, llm young officer shook his head, despairing or seeing the General's bargain accepted by cither of these persons. How- ever, he summoned courage lo confide it to Uant. him shuddered al first, but quickly ; resumed her calmness of countenance, and ! went to throw heiself on her knees before ' her father, ' Oh !' she s-iid to him, 'make Jnanito '"' 'leii In. mill f .iilifnlly nbev tho com- I mauds von shall give him. We shall be coii- , tented.' A sensation of hope thrilled through tho nged mother; but as soon as, leaning over -.1 . I I 1 1 ..I... I.... I I - I I iiivv.irus nor iiiisiiaiiu, sin: nan iiearu tue nor- rible disclosure of Clara, she fainted .luanito understood iho whole, and he sprang like a lion in his cape. Victor took il upon himself to send away the soldiers, after having obtained fiom the nrirqiiis his assurance of eniiic submission. The domestics were led away and delivered In tho executioner, who hanged them nil. When tho family had no other spectator than Victor, the old father arose. 4 Jnanito 1' said he. Jiianitn, undei standing his father's com mand, made no other reply to il, iban by an inclination oflhe bend expressive of refusal. He sank back upon hts chair, and looked al ... .,, ,, ,, ,.,,, c lM M1ounj ,,u Ul," an( ;, c)pi,rril, nir , jmnU , sn ;,,,,:,;;, IPr arms )U m!, m, ku h,s (,;(,.i(J ... VJJ ,.n(MV ,ow ,,., .,,, bo to me bestowed hy yon, I should not have to submit lo the odious touch oflhe execu tioner's hand. You will rescue me from the evils that awaited me, and dear Jnani to, jnu wero not willing Iosco mo belong lo any one well, then ' The velvet softness of her eyes cast n glance of firo upon Victor, ns though to re awaken in Juanito's heart his hatred of the French. ' Courage !' said his brother Philip to him ; 'olbervviso our family is extinct.' Clara suddenly rose; the group which had gathered round .luanito opened ; and he saw bis aged father erect before him, who cried, with a solemn voice : '.Tuanito, I command you !' Tho young Count remaining motionless, his father fell upon his knees lo him. In voluntarily, Clara, Raphael, nnd Philip imi tated him ; anil all, with hands outstretched towards him who wns to save the family from oblivion, seemed to repeat the falhei's word : ' My .son, can you bo wanting in a Span iard's energy, and a true sensibility 1 Will you In.ivo mo longer on my knees 1 and ought vou In think of your own life, or your own suffering ? Madam, is ibis my son V added the old man, turning round lo the Mar chioness. ' He consents !' cried thn mother, in des pair ; for she perceived Juanilo make a mo tion oflhe eyebrows of which she ;ilono un derstood tho meaning. Mariquita, the second daughter, was on her knees, pressing her mother in her feeble arms; and us her eyes weru streaming with hoi tears, ber little brother Raphael came to rebuke her. At that moment tho confessor of the castle entered, lie was immediately surrounded by tho wholo family. They led him lo Ju niiito. Victor, umihln longer lo sunnort ibis ...i i- .. . ni i i I spcil'i. li , ill inn n siii iu vkiki, mm u.isii:h- ed lo attempt a lust effort with the general. He found him in an excellent humor in the midst of tho feast, and drinking a delicious vvino with his officers, whose conversation was beginning lo sparkle wilh merriment. An hour after, a hundred of iho piiticipul inhabitants of Menda were assembled on the terrace, according lo tho order oflhe Gen eral, lo ho witnesses to iho execution of tho Leganes family. A detachment of soldiers was stationed lo guard the Spaniards, who wero rang ...der the scaffolds from which tho domestics of tho Marquis had been hung, so that their beads neatly touched the feel of ihesi martyis. At thirty paces in front uf them stood a block and flashed a scunner. The executioner was there, in -isu of re fusal on tho part of Juanilo. Presently, in the midst of lliu most pro found silence, the Spaniards beard thn ad vancing steps of several persons, iho mea sured Irend of n picqnet of soldiers, and the light sound of their muskets. 1 heso differ ent noises were mingled wilh llm gay voices from lh revelry of tho officers, just as short ly before iho dances of a ball had disguised lliu preparations for a sanguinary treachery. Eveiv.ovu was turned towards lliu casllo. land the noble family of Leganes was seen rfv ). wjtl) firmnoss in0,, incredible, , , , , , , One alone, palo and nerveless, was leaning upon tho priesl, who was lavishing upon this man, the only o'no who was not lo die, all ihe consolations of religion. The executioner understood, as did everybody, that Juanllo had accepted his place for a single day. The old innrquis and his wife, Clara, Mariquita, and his two brothers, came to kneel down lit ;i few slops from the fatal snot. .Tuanito wns led by iho priest. When ho readied the block, Iho executioner, pulling liiui bv the sleeve, look him aside, nnd probably gave li mi some instructions. The confessor placed tho victims so that they might not son the execution: hut ihey wero true Spaniards ; they lie Id themselves erect and linn. Clara rushed forward the first towards her brother. 'Jnanito,' she said to him, 'have pity on my want of courage. Begin wilh me.' At that moment ihehisiy steps nfn man were heard approaching. Victor arrived on the spot nfthis scene. Clara was already nn her knees, and already her while neck in vited tho scimctcr. The officer crew pale, but he found strength lo hasten up lo her. ' Slop !' he said ; 'the General grants your life if you will be mv wife.' The Spanish girl flashed upon tho officer a glance ol scorn, 'uomn, Jnanito! she said in n deep lono of voice. Her head rolled at Vicloi's feel ; and llm Marchioness do I.eganes suffered n convul sive movement lo escape her, ns she henid the heavy sound of I ho scimeler ; it was the only indication of her feelings. ' Am I right this way, dear .Tuanito V was llltlo Raphael's inquiry of his brother. ' Ah ! yon weep, Mariquita !' said Jnani to to his sister. ' Oh ! yes !' answered the young girl ; 'I am thinking of you, poor Jnanito. Ah! bow unhappy you are going to be without us.' Presently appeared the tall figure of ihe M.trquiv; he looked at ihe blood of his chil dren ; ho turned towards the mule and mo- lionless spectators ; he stretched out his hand Inwards .Tuanito. nnd siid with a strong voice : ' Spaniards ! I bestow upon mv son mv paternal blessing 1 M.iv it ever be with hini! Xovv, Marquis, strike ' without fear, as vou . . . . ' - ' nre wit limit renrnap li ' But when Jiianitn beheld his mother ap proach, supported by tho confessm : 'She nourished me!' he cried, and his voice wrung a cry of honor from iho assem- my. i no noise nt the least, and the gay laughter of ihe officers, were hushed nt that feaiful cry. The Mai chionoss, comprehending that Juanito's strength was exhausted, sprung at a bound over the balustrade, plunging down lo be crushed to death upon the rocks. A cry of admiration arose. .In.inito had fallen in a swoon. ' General,' said an officer, half intoxicated, 'Marchand has just been lolling me about that execiiiion. I bet that you did not com ma nd it.' ' IJo you forget, gentlemen.' exclaimed Geneial (J , 'that in a month live ,n. tirely obliterate from the mind ! Two friends died French families will be in tears, , .sbill caMi.illy meet after a temporary Fep.ira- Hint we are in Spain ? Do vou want to leave .'iLVVltn?.' 3 T """'i'-fnCnJ-our bones bore ?' ' ' lie s dead ! is tho melancholy and unpres- on, bones here! mvo rejimuhr : If men of business, perhaps he Alter Ibis speech not il single officer was also w.i una who entered largely into their found not even a sous-lieutenant who (-peculation? all their prnji Is for the advance dared lo empty bis glass. nmnt of their fortunes aH their worldly-mint' Notwithstanding all the respect with which ed schenios of aggrandizement yet "he's hois nntit iilictumlinir tin. titl,. dead !" The intelligence i.s received wilh nn ol V.u Vkrdcco, with which tho with which tho King of Spain is siid lo hive enriched the Ininiu of ine luarquts eie ieganes, he remains a pre3 lo grief, living in solitude, and rarely allow- mg himself to bo seen. Howeel down be- neath the bunion of his sublime crime, he seems lo nwatt with impatience thn lime when ihe birth of a second son will give him the rigid to rejoin the shadows by vv horn ho , n. f , J , , widksforever surrounded. . i i r . nt. Verdi'go 'the nxcculioncr.' l'KOMISES. Promises are of two kinds simple and mutu al. A simple promise is inula by one party onlv. It is not conditioned on tho promise of anv other man or bndv of men. A parent makes a simple promise when he tells Ins sluldron that he will, at a future tune, take them to ride or visit tho museum. A mutual promise is uu- ally a contract, and consists in the promise of one pirly, that he will do thus and thus, provi ded the other ptrty will do so and so, to which Ihe Litter accedes and pledges house. f. Kmliarra-sment often arises from tho equivo cal terms in which the promise is expressed. I he same is true in no respect lo ambiguous declarations. Thus if a boy keeps Ins eyes tvjiut. vvhilo his brother is doing a mischievous an, he may tell Ins parent" lie did not see Ins brother do it. lu one tense he did not see the ! mischief done, hut in another sense, which is the one in which lie knows his parents put the question, he did see it. He was present when tho thing was done: he was a winters to it : and this is what Ihey meant when they ask ed him if he saw his brother do il. lie did not see it with his naked eye; and by understand, ing their question in this sene. he flitters him self he speaks Iho truth. Still ho is guilty of a lie. lie is put on his veracity, ho is expected to answer honestly, he is supposed to be sin cere, ho virtually promises to represent things truly; yet ho practices a deception, under cover of an ambiguous word. In Iho simo m inner promises are often couched in ambiguous terms, either by design or inadvertently ; so that the promisor nny in sist mi one sense, and the promisee on another. 1 "o " 'e to interpret ii.n.n al"b'un,H ,' 'a?0 ' P"',0"'. rule generally and justly acknowledged i, that an equivocal prouusu is to lie liiKen in mat sense in which tho promisor supposes that the promisee receives it. The sime rule applies to llm interpretation of mere declaration. Thus when a prisoner is asked in court whether he pleads guilty or not to ihe arcus ition, ho nny lawfully plead tint guilty, though hu knows the contrary to be the fact, "for his language is am. higuous. His declaration is true in tho reuse i in which it is received. The language is ellip tical, and ineins simply, 1 do not acknowledge myself lo bo guilty; I put my u:cusuh lo the proof. A trader may innocently say that he cannot sell his goods at loi-s than a gi've.i price, for ho doc-s not mean, and is not thought to mean, that it would bankrupt him to do so, nor that ho would make no profit ; but thai ho is warranted by the market to expect a greater price. On lh;s principle alone can wa excuse a ju ror for acquiescing in the opinions of his col- league, contrary to his private judgment, after hiving sworn In decide a ease according to law and evidence, unless iho true interpretation of Ins oath is lint ho may thus acquiesce. Thin interpretation, however, even if it pre vail", i unsound ; because Iho law evidently designs that a case shall not bo decided against a defendant except by an uurmiinous verdict of twelve of his poors ; ami hence each juror is bound by his oath to adhere inflexibly lo his opiiro'i. S.irnn illustrations are familiar to al'. A mis ter is s.vd lo havo charged his servant, Frankj not to be out I tie at night. Having been diso bedient, Frank shrewdly endeavors to escape puni.liment, without wounding his conscience, ny ciHikintr the ligurc !J on one tloor post, and the figure 1U on llto other; and so on being in terrogated in the morning as lo the time when he returned home, ho replied UlKcenO and 10. IIo wiisi of coups"? understood to mean between nine and ten o'clock ; and In llicrefore told a he, though in another sense his declaration was true. A l.iilv called at a friend's lioelsn about prv lima, and on lu-ing Invited to a seat a: the tahlo replied that she bad taken tea. Shu was un derstood to mean lliatuhe had taken lei that evening, which was not the fuel. When lbs' truth was discovered, she apologized, by saying that she had often taken lea. and Sapphua probably expected to escape the guilt nt lying by using equivocal lan guage. 'J'boy declared liiey sold the land for so much, a stun lns than what Ihey actually re' cnived. Vetthovm.iy have justified themselves bv saying, we thd.scll tho land for 50 much, and more. Thi Ihcn i tho rule of interpretation appli cable bo'h lo declarations of fact and to promi ses. When a promise admits of more Eonses I than one, it ought to lie performed in that sense in winch the promipcr supposed that the prom isee received i It is not the sense in which tho prnmicer actually intended it, which gov. , erns the interpretation of an equivocal promise ; ! for it is possible that his real intention might I not iicpnr in tlin nt-.nnii. flirt rrnmi.-n. .-w. ... ... .. , -. , ...... ... .Mi.t.rk. might know tint it would not Much less is it Ihe sense in which the prom isee receives a promise ; for then the promisor tllinllt bp drawn inln nimarrotnnnl i,f ifliicl. I,n never dreamed. It mt therefore be taken in , the s-ensn in which the promisor at the time of the promise believed that the prnmiee under stood it. A general, say!! P.iley, once promised a garrienn, which he was besieging, that if Ihey would surrender, no blood should lie spilled. 'I'M garrison surrendered, and lie burned them all alive. Now he fulfilled Ihe letter of his prom ic, and in the sense in which he intended It at tl c time, but not in Iho sense m which ho knew the garrison received it. He was therefore j C'lhy of a breach of promise, for he ought to havo fulfilled his promise as lie knew it was un. derstnod. A promisor may, however, in many cae, screen himself from human censure, behind the ambiguity of his nromicc, for it is not possible I prnnneo understood Ins languairo : but still he inr mo promisor to Know in what sense tho i pound m the sight cj Uod to lullil the promr io precisely as he supposed it was understood. TIIK WAY OF THE WOULD. " He's dead !' How frequently is that brief hut admonitory sentence uttered without exci ting any hut the most transient emotion with out aw likening a deeper or more norm ,"mi' i-p , flection than me hpxi passing thought will en r, T" . '" surPrl6(J-:l s'iinihcant shake of 14.-- im;.hi ;i t l'm.'1.ii,u:i nearly amen 10 pity anil rmrrnt lint if ! .. t,nn.t 11 .., It u I i. .it , .'-i-.ii viv n t.i ituk ituiiu us i i I 'C s ikg : ; a( n, tUw , oiTwilhout fur- thor rouimeiit to thoir coutitiiig.hou- pes, where tho unexpected information of the ' riff! ' sugars the depressions of the money , mirliot the failure of some great house in 1 wlli''1' ,liev had P'aced implicit confidence, or ' r,"".,e .e,,"al y ,v"al a"J imp"'-! affair demand i their immediate attention totaliv absorbs their ,,,, nm, icy (11,ircly Um ,( jiisi iiearu an eclio ol their own inevitable doom. Locality ha strong power, whatever may he argued lu tho contrary, in recalling impressions, and every vvoundpd heart may tell how insup. portable Ihe scene becomes where it has been blessed, and where it is blessed no more. Tho abstract of pain or pleasure is within us in all plar at all limes : but Us portraiture. Us vivid reflection lies pictured in the places, and in the objects where our feelings have been stretched on Iho rack, whether of pleasure or of pain, Fon Pakiints ami Ciiii.nnc.v. Mr. Tol ler, of Kettering, was celebrated for tho power of illustrating his subject ; and his il lustrations were frequently drawn from tho most familiar scones of lile. An example of this will afford the reader some idea of the manner in which he availed himself of ima ges derived from iho domestic circle. Hi text was Isaiah 27; 5, 'Lei him lako hold of my strength, that ho may make peace willr me.' I think, siid he, 1 can convey llm meaning of ibis passage so that every one may understand it, by what took place in my own family within a few days. One of my own children had committed a fault, for Which I thought it my duly lo chastise him. I called him to me, explained to him the evil of what ho had done, and told him how griev ed 1 was that I must punish him fur it ; he heard niu in silence, and then rushed into my arms, and shed tears. I could sooner have rut off my arm than have struck him for his fault : he had taken hold of my strength, mid he had made peace with me. 'Christ is our peace.' Kco.NOMisi.Nii. 'You don't want nothing, my dear Sally,' said the good mother, when her only rfarlermnk husband, and was about sellliug in the woods 'you don't want noth ing except a dish keftle, of tho iron-waio sort. When your father nnd I commenced, we had nothing but u dish-kettle. I used lo boil my coffee in it, and pour that into ar pitcher; then boil my potatoes in it, and put' them in a plate, vvhilo 1 used it lo stew up my meal in ; and always afier meals I fed ihe pigs out of tho same kettle. You can do a great deal with ; dish kettle, Sally, if you only have a mind to.' Rkmains of Hugh Quaouupkos in New' Mr Abraham Ayres, of Indepen dence, Warren county, has discovered I ho remains jf a quadruped, which must haver been 15 feet in bright.