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/ •AS _ 4 - <»V* *J KDI*ESI> A Y, MAY 1 8 «0* ,W £fJtiV-'- Is PuBl^UJSD 6# Wednesdays, DAVID FAIItCHlXD, ^RE»afSV-To village Sub- sciiuers and ihosewho receive their pa­ pers singly at the ©flice, #2 ,00 a year. To classes of 10 or more, $1,50 a year, _ payable cpia.rt*rly,j&r*$l ,75 at the end of the year. To Mail Subscribers, $2-, 00 in advance, unless reference be giv- ~~ eoTTo a responsible agent in this vicin» - ify. Wood and most kinds of Produce received in payment for the paper at the - prices paid by Merchants in exchange . ./or Goods, if delivered within the sub- j^cripUorj^yjear. ' Pefsous subscribing for a less term than one year, will be expected io allxases tp pay in advance, andno^subscrlpttontdiscontinued until arrearages are paid,;.'except at the dia-< cretioo of the Publisher. * # # ADVJEnTlSEME«lTs conspicuously inserted at $1 per square, for three week a—and 25 cents for each snbse- quent insertion. A liberal deduction to those who advertise by the year. IN. B.7—Letters on business mirst COme POSTAGE FREE, to. insure alien- From .the}^6^gWceepare^T t eiegra^hf. The cloniis^b^kcva^way f ji(ct the glp-. with hijgmila the thou eaves and From the New Yoik Evening Post. SPRUNG. The lovely, spring—the joyous Spring Cornea uVr our clime aguin, A Welcome to its blossoming, Its fleet but smiling reign. This morn a carrol from the vale, Light hearted, soft and free, Come freighted on the gentle gale, Whispering; of spring- to VTOT*. „ ^Are fallen on thegrove, And peeping from their low disguise, I see the Sowers I love, The yellow, mottled, crimson, blue, Their thousand tints display, And all of bula) and brilliant hue, Meet in tbeir fair array. Th6>soulh, the south, the balmy south, HoV^b/calhes it o'er the heart; Eapfv^o^ret opes its silken mouth, And fejefsWew fibers start. It gives a lif&to dormant powers, Their feiterafeofF it flings, And bears away the laughing hours More gaily on its wings. Now brightly*glows the freshen'd sky, The clouds HX-<J- gaily blent, Fringing their fleecy tapestry, With golden garnishment. The rills flow purer, and they fling A rush of music out, [Spring, Whose cadence is, 'tis Spring, 'TIs Spring, my pulses shout. flowers, loaded with the big drops of the &ummer*shower % and on the dark mass rolling, away.in the eaat, through which the vivid lightnings were yet ^darting, sprung up^us if by inagic a gorgeous rainbow. \Loukf&dearest look !\ exclaimed Edward Miller to his yowg^nd beau* tiful bride, \is not ihisff|0J$py omen?\ She uncovered her tearful'eyes, which had been close shut to keep out those terrific flashes, and-as she gazed upon the Ipvely scene, the'^mitercamejjack to her lip, and the color to her cheek. That morning had she Ijeft, for the first time, the home of her father, and taken upon her all rife cares and joys, and hopes, comprised in the one word,tt»/e. Brifcbt were the prospects of that young pair j full UT' youih, health, - beau'y : enough of this world's goods to taiBe them aboto the fear of wont. Loving, or funcying they loved each other bet­ ter thai) life Itself, what had they to look' for, but peaee'anUJo//? v ^.TI *;A Weeks glided \by arid they • were yet happy in. each,other. Edward} as all young men o f business are, WAS rieces sari'y away a great deal, but at evVning, (and no* (lie evenings began loltnglh- en,) he was sure to find a^weoi smL- ling face to welcome him ; a willing sympathizing auditor Jj& ail the little oc­ currences of the day * and then the use- \ful book was produced, and the pleas ant needle-wuik, which- make* woman, such a quiet listener, while the enjoy* men doubled, ns together, they read of foreign lands and straoge productions/ or looked back upon the ages of the past, ai,d iraced the operations of the same motives^ and passions' which are now at wt rk. Ar times, sweet poesy- came in with her thrilling pOW *r, wa­ king in them -strong sympathies with all that is bright'* tendjjj,, beautiful and .sud. And, when u|lrey\2Jili*|t^own-16s^ [pother, fop* traftovilv t^ft(t®\^ofiBft^ J^ahd began most ij|oVeY ihe contents tie came up to l $ti$d n «&* face, un- JiI lh <^^'o|^M^4Jher very temples, and'sai^ If ^iKM ^n speak with you TaJfj ^PfMir for the apparent purpdsejO^fe^^ffiga lecture—it was t €K »^iniKafi ^yp ^[?4tedtMt «nfr plea of u Cxcuse^e^j ^^|^'|B;ed just now,\ wargiven .^H ^^^'offendad, turned to Mjss Chur^bp |knitsaid, \Caroline I, will y °«^?^^l^^*^fo r >I r « at 11 \ and irBr^i?iat«^^§bie house. Mrs. Mifi^ §pM* morning in (eargr—aucfrjeart $KJJIIE .6ften shed, not of pejiilcnce,.,^ $f*toprtification and angffc^ffift^ ^tahf had not been of t.he,pajty,ii ]ic t ^buld not of -Course join %|pii/jnt|r6| WPI fie\ conversation, \wbicb ^he tlipu^ Biiwauu-d with r umiao £laniDiiif^J^' her hosuTrnd,— B^Jn 'i^ranfe^^l^ listened in vain tne great uetng, wl Hi lis UNEMOWW THIUGS. A married man I do not know, Who's free from noise and strife; singlo man I do not know, Who would not have a wi/e.S A woman 1 have never known, Who would tfoi married lie ; A woman I havje never known, Who married and was free. I never know an aged man, Who truly wished to die ; I never knew a youthful man, Who nover breathed a sigh. I never knew an idle man, Whom Satan could not hire j I never knew a trading man, Who never proved a liar. 1 never knew a witty man, tlVho wealthy tver was ; I never knew a simple man, But meddled with the laws. 1 never knew a singing man, Who did not relish wine ; I never knew a rhymirg man, Who ne'er went out to dine. A homely maid I never knew, . Who so herself believed ; A handsome maid I never knew, N Who could not be deceived. ho in love to his ciea« tures, had given th^m s o blissful on in­ stitution as thai of MART iagc. Strun ge that people will not always .be happy ! Rrader, have you not often thu'i so ? Three months pBesed and Miss Churchill, a friend and former rival of Mrs. M.Her, come to spend sjome time with her. Now arose in that fair young creature's heart the almost impercep­ tible de&iro to exhibit her power o\er her husband. Not contented will) the possession of the fine gold, of his tru­ est luve, she must excite the envy of her fuend by displaying it. Evil pro«« pensity indeed ; but is A r.ot nature ? — Wus she alone, in Srs indulgence ? Perhaps, --i-MIT'she might be piqued by .Miss Churchill, sneenngly remark­ ing, (hat half her old acquaintance were holding her up, as a pattern of all good house-wives, ns a perfect mirror to lier Mrs; Miller was much gratified, to see her xnother whom she trulylovVd j but>sh>'dr *»dt ;d %old lady's pen%a> tjenf and could notbrobk the idea that she /should know how un selrind bui ^nd wi|A'ij ? ^ i aagM b ^ [Tore, for tke first few days she was very corefiil that nothing unpleasant should occur inHier presence. What then was her surprise, when, as they weto sil-v ting at^ work one lovely morning, Mrs. Hurd said to her, \my dear daughter, J am much grieved to peiceive that yon are taking the direct course to rum your happiness. Mrs. Miller started in a- larru, ''Why, mother, what can you mean ?\ \I mean,\ continued Ihe,old lady, '*ihat you are not yielding to your husband that love and respect which you so solemnly vowed todb.\ Mrs. Miller flushed violently, nnd her mother I went Sn, \1 know that is a delecate \ •majjerjo interfere in, but I am your mo­ th e r71mTl ~i--c^^ptseeji£^ destroying thfHfelvesTw'ithout an ef­ fort to save them. 1 know^ou do not enjoy each others society as you onctf did> ana if you are not happy in each other, where can you be so ? Some­ thing is tfery wrong; you have both been ia fault I doubt not ; but my dear for hisjlightstepjtfj^ay voice : nine, ten, eleven o'cJc^LJpShe began to be very »^e 'lched^|||^knelt down fo her evening dev.oti6j^j?Snt she'could not pray. per ^h4|S|p^' f\'l of wrong fce(ir>g, and^eig^^passion ; she laid heir;bjeaaloppn: ff^pillow, more thor rniseisbj^ah _ ebe^ had ever \Vhen> arie^l^'.hcr husband did come jrf^flntiro|^fcr in a deep slumber* he a/lid to hiui^e|KV*f.uhat a change is this ! once, if i v G|| ; overstaid my usual coming a sliort^faa'. hour, she was all anxiety, and aJnf«J|/in (ears. Now it is midnight. I^sBfc| knew not where and yet she caliMffi^|eep8 ! Well, it is as they say—mj$:nnge is a draught ol which the first;ij|&itjrgs may be sweet, bjuUhfi dregs ^ aye, l>itter e- noogh if thia^i^pv^cimen 1\ This wait-bM^ie|f^r<Trulme^of many a similar da^^TfierJe was n6tlmrg4i&; graceful, buL-'tf^|fdpS»T alieoation of fee* ling, which 8^c ^jflr98 found vent in siircastic renfs^j^jand sparkling repar­ tee—tuch asMjhwjre not unfrequently heardfroin^e^l^if similarly circum- husband, reflecting oven his» rrors. Lit- 4 we iv. i! tie sugge.>tions which fv.rme r ly, gratefully leceived, and instantly con»~'j plied with, began almost insensibly, to gall. The sweet sense of oneness was H disturbed. As yet, there had been no rupture, none but words ofjove had beenjnler- changed between mem. It was a clear lovely morning of winter. They were sitting' at breakfast cheerfully and bap» pdy though, when Mr. Miller unlucki­ ly obeer\ed, ''my deur Mary that ban­ deau is'not becoming to you 53 our eyes are too daik for blue.\ A month ago, the instant reply would have been a gay laugh, and-\you shall see tbe bandeau no nioiei\ but now, u slight flush came over the; cheek, a quiver of the lips, and before she could reply, Miss Churchill said, \a sorry compliment indeed-few young husbands but would think their wives fair \enough to wear blue, or indeed any thing, however r rnuch out of taste.\ Mr. Miller looked hastily up to meet the eye of his wife, but it was averted. , ,. • j — • and a tear ttembled on the lash'es. - A -K he de,, g bted }*-*' silence followed, -embarrassing to all. Miss Churchill pretended to amuse her­ self, by intently studying a picture on the opposite wail- Mr. Miller tried in vain, by many little attentions, to ex­ change one glance of explanation with his wife ; at length rising from the table he said, \well ladies, I have made my arrangements to go with you thia-inorn- ing, to the beautiful conservatory, you were speaking of last week.\ Mrs, Miller hurriedly said something ceasing tb^xpe«RTITNT af home, spent most of hers-in vieiiing or receiving company. '*Vfry unnatural'!\ I hear someone say, \such a little thing de- ystroy so much blias !\ Gentle reader, do nut think so. Believe me, it is a fad, n hitler thin^, to brpak in upon a dream of love uith the sober realities of harsh words and unholy tempers.— An unkind speech from one whom we have cherished in our hearts, whose faults have been unseen, or only seen to be indulged, is far more galling than the malignant INSULTB of an enemy. The spring began to open most beau­ tifully, the full green leaves were burst­ ing forth, and the soft air was filled with melody. Mr. Miller bad been sitting for half an hour with lrta head on his hand, in deep reverie, the windows of his office were open, and tbe gentle breeze fanned his brvw-whieh was hot and feverish. At hprj^th he spoke aloud, \Why am i ^irrffiw ^jf w>y 1 I am ruining my health; Jam wretched; ,»my wife evidently cares noihing\ibr me—her head is full of dress and non\ sense. We were happy-pet haps I have been -bar8h— -I will try once more.\— \M^ dear-Mary, 1 ' *aid ho, after their brief tea', \it is so delightful this after­ noon—uiltyoutdke a stroll with me to the river 1\ The lady looked has- xVlary, it is, the pifl.ee, arid should be>>he pleasure of a wife, to submit to her husband even in his ciiprices. He has much in his business in the world to. vex him. He BIICUIO find at home noth­ ing but cheerful smiles and gentle ef- fuils to alleviate hisksurrows and share his btitthen6.\ \Bjitt'mother said Mrs. Miller, \Edward is never at home except at meals, and then he is in such a huiry.\ 'Was it always so my child?' Mrs. Miller colored »tHl more deeply than before, and as (he recollection of the first few blissful months of her mar­ ried life rushed upon her, she could not epeak but the big tears began together. ~ ,r M-ary,\ continued her mother, \your husband must have comfort, enjoyment if not in his family he will seek it else­ where. He i s now ve^y^Jrery wretch-\ ed, he is not at all the Edward Miller to whom we gave you—the gay, buoy­ ant youth, whoee sunuy smile brought .gladness to. every heart. But this will away from yw -We may becoTiie , f \Ohrrother sobbed Mrs. Miller.—• tily up, and said, u l should like to go, but I am engaged at Mrs. Harley'rf this evening !\ Could she have looked intj his heart when that proposition was made', \she I must hove complied with it—but alas, she cculd not. She carelessly lied on her bonnet and soon after entered Mrs. Harley's/little-parlor, thinking; not cf the misery which she had inflicted on her husband. He wit^ihoroughly ti­ red of (jJhejjpJdjQesywhich had so long subsisted between them, and had deter- mined to make one effort to destroy it. He had hoped (hat evening would have been such as ihqj&j££ciuus ones which \jnKember. He paced the floor in .hopeless depression, from which he was aroused by the stopping of the mail^oacb/and he was rejoiced to seethe excellent mother of his wife alighting. He new to meet her ; a sort of- undefined hope sprung up in' his heart. The good old ltfdy tenderly embraced him? \I thought,\ ssjd shey. \I would rake yoo by surprise. I knew Mary would be so pleased—but w&liirej is she ?\ \Only visiting a neighbor; I will send for her.\ > omon ar* true—'the beginning of stjrlfef, ivhen op .£rJHjeth out w«leT,^M — . tffe criwee topljr nScesia tf *$IF trickling rill^-the-jtream isilcqntiouk^\ increasingT-weariogftwaydbstruciions —ac length tbe-^rhoM Jor|fnt bum* forth, carrying devastation ao3- death, in every direction J 'iL, Y» AN From the Stolen Islander. INCIDENT' INTUB REV­ OLUTION. In the summer of 17797 ~3uri n g on e of the darkest periods of our/evolu­ tionary struggle, in thcthen lmsll vil* lage oi fc' • • t in t\iis,*(ate, lived Judj;.- V , one,of the tv firmest and tru^bt patriots within the limits of\tha- 'old Thirteen,' and deep ru the confix donee of Washington. Like mdst trieo, of his time and substance, he had iur« Mrs. Hurd saw that her daughter's feel ings were awake, that her attention was aroused, and left her to reflection. Long and bitterly did she review the past months in which she bad been solacing herself with the thought that they were like all married people, they could not expect always to be happy. She could not even remember the instances of un- kindness in her husband, with which she ha^Lbeen wont to quiet liter -con­ science. The deep conviction of her guilt increased upon her, 'until over­ powered by it, she sunk upon her knees and sought forgiveness of Him, whom she felt she had greviouely offended. As she confessed her sin, a sweet peace stole in upon her aching heart, and a strong resolution of amend­ ment arose within her ; she opened her Bible'—the first words that met her eyes were, \Wives submit yourselves unto vour own husbands, as unto the Lord Bhe prayed fervently thai God would strengthen her to ob^y tins' law. She descended to dinner with a heart more at case, than for months belore but she received n note from her hus­ band informing her that he ehould/uine with a friend ; it was cold and Jormal, yet she was not angry. The mother yery opportunely went out (hat after- nojMi^MuLwhen Mr. Miller came home he found his wife alone, neatly dressed with her work in her bands, wailing tof 'Is 3udge Y - at hornet? h-a^qoirid VanZandt, when he saw Gath^ arine at the window above* ' make tea for him. She met him WLI smile and exerted herself so effectually to entertain him that he found himself once more heartily laughing in his own house. After tea he was going out as usual. Mrs. Miller summoned all her resolution : \my dear, is it necessary you should return to ihe~j>flice \Why do you wish anything V F '•Will you sit down with men few minutes V* He complied, and waited wjth an anx­ ious Countenance for her to speak. Buf^ suffice it to say, that when Mrs. HorM returned, they were silting ss in former times, by their little table. Mr. Miller reading some sweet verses, which tho' plaintive, by no means accounted for \Th~e*gashing tears of his wife, which she vainly endeavored to hide. Warm and cordial were the praises that, ascended on that evening from (hose burdened hearts, and earnest the supplication tha| they might be delivered from the evil o] I discord. •'But, df ar mother,\ •aid Edward nished himself with arms and ammuni­ tion sufficient lo arm the males ofjpis, household. These consisted of n\m- aelf_and three sons, arjd about twenty- five negroes. The female .part of ma house consisted of his^wife, one daugm ter, Catharine, fh> heroine of our wej and several slaves. In theaecond st6r> of his dwelling house, immediatew- over the front door, was a small room? called the ' armory, 9 in which the arms, were deposited and always kept ready for immediate use. About the time at n hich v^(| introduce our story, tbe neigh- borhood of tbe village was much an<« noyed by the nocturnal prowlings and depredations of numerous tories. It was on a calm, bright Sabbath afs terroon in tbe aforesaid summer, when Judge V. and his family, with* the ex> ception of his daughter Catharine, and an old female slave, were attending service in the village church. Not a-r breath disturbed the serenity of U# atmosphere—not r sound pr^Tapsttt% \stillness of ihe day; the times were? dangerous, and Catharine locked her>;.' self and the old aliye)in the house nutil;' the return of thetjinl^ frorh^chufch. A rap was he»r<|llt the frojit doqr'|£- «the fairilly\haVe not*.yet v, *oniir fidrne 'i ^ church cannoi.be dismissed.* The rap was repeated. ^ L I will see who it is,' said Catharine, ac she ran up stairs into the armory. On opening the window and looking down, -she saw six men standing st the front door, and*on the oppesite sl<)e of the street, three of whom Bhe knew were tories, who for* merly resided in the village. Their names were Van Zandt, Pipfoy and Sheldon ; the other three ^sjre stran-' gers, but she had reason to believo them to be of the sasse political Stamp, from (he company in which she found them. Van Zandt was a notorious character, and the number and enormi!y—of 'his crimes had rendered his name infamous in that vicinity. Not n murder or a robbery was committed within miles of S --, that hedid no^gstthc credit of planning or executing//The characters of Finley and fSheiijoin were - n >60 deeply stained mthWi ^ej but Van Zandt-was a master spirit in iniquity,*^ The appearance of spch^^harMtetsi,, under such circorostsnCes, muSLhaye been truly ahrrmingXbaydurj Catharine's age, if not l^iin^ lady, °^ young or old. Cut Catharine^ V-'-'^ G. \ possessed her father'* ^llpirit^iKe^ J spirit of the times.' Van'Zandt wis- a standing on the stoop; rapping it(he : r x ^ ; door, while bis companions werr^siitingv ^ in a whisper on the opposite side of thd Btreet. / '\ * *0. * He js not,'said she. « We have business of pteqiag.itfey$% portance with him, and if- you ^iir,;^ open the door,' said Van v ^andr^%yr» )0 will-walk in snd remain tiUh^tUriiK ^^if «,No' sahi Catharine, * wbeiitiwfif: to church, he left particular dir|jc.fiph» Si not to nave the doors opened unUVh* and the family returned. You had b^K*^ ar 'Impossible,' replied^she, 'youcah**. not enter until he returns^' ' • Open the door*- 1 Cried he, 'or wiHt<~& break it down, and burn you sad .tbecl£ house up together.' So saybithetflireiri&g himself wif \ - ' - ^ - -• - - against the Do Catharine, not attempt that 'qj ^uy ?%Md^ ine, • or you are a djkd' mati ^it^

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