Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, September 1, 1837, Page 1

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0Xtt ;p$& NOT T II K GLORY O V C Ai S A K J U T T II K W ELFA KE O F U O HI E BY If. B. STACY. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER, 1 1837. VOL. XI No. 532 Fiom the N. Y. .Minor. THE SW I PT-STREAK. OR SMUG GLER'S NOOK. BV THE AUTHOR OF THE "e PEEDY.KEKI.." "O'er llie glad wntcrs of llie dark blue fca, Our llinu-dii n boundless, nnd our fouls m free, l'nr n8 llie breeze can bear the billows' foam, Survey our empire, nnd behold mir home ! These are our realms, no limit lo llieiraway Our ting; llie eceplro, nil wlm meet obey Ours the wild life, in lumiilt still to range, 1'ruin toil lo test, nnd joy in every change " Cortait: 'Beautiful! ISeautiful !' What ! where?' 'Bealiful ! indeed !' responded nppnrcntly tlio elder ofthe three young naval officers, ns hid eye, .too, rested npnii tlio object of admiration in the film po of a small but elegantly-modelled briganlino just rounding the point under n jib and fore mid. nil main, sail. 'Beautiful! indeed! But why dues she come to, up herr? Tlio master mut have n peculiar la-no fur lonely scenery, when below he might enjoy the suiirkrnnt 'and long pipes of the even-tempered uiyu beers." 'True, true,' replied tho first speaker, but there she comes ; down jib, let go I ho anchor; liow procelully she swings round ' it. If ii were not 'in breathe its) sweenies on the desert air,' I would give you the exact word? from our bard, the import of which you both, doubtless, remember. You recollect how beauiifully Lutd Byron brings the pirate to her anchor. 'Hoaisc o'er Iter cide llie nulling cable rings ; Tim fail iire fuil'd.aud aiirliiniiie rniind flu- swings; And galhei ing loitei ets mi llie hind diiem Her dit-cemling from lie lull iced siein.' " It was in the yenr 17, when the cus tom laws wore but I llie revered, and easily cvadid.ihat swarms of roving traders wore hovetinp about on the American coast, and though a few of these lawless traders were now and then taken. 11 served only to re double the c.i ui iii of ihosn who escaped. The number of these had grtidlily dimin ished, till bui one or two remained, and they had become llie mure formidable by ass'.un iiig piracy to add lo their formerly bloodless calling. It was indeed a lonely place as llie young officer had very appropriately termed it. A long common sire died from what is now called Siuyve.-ant Place down lo the bunks of the Hast River, and save the piercing blast of the wintry east, other travellers but rarely crossed it. Here and there, it is true, miylit liorL'tn n small spot ot preen or a patch of waving grain, to relieve llie monotony of the sandy ea, but it wn where the nliMiuate iereverence of some Fturdy Dutchman had coaxed llie soil into a fcauiy veguiotion. Hut amid the scene of desolation ihero was one Mule b'ooinmp pot where llie hand of other than llie liu--j had evidently b"en at work I Where now Mauds a row of nnncely edifi ceo frowning upon sidewalks and flinty pavements then stood an humble little eoi 1 Inge witli lis due appendage of a small, snug garden. The cnUnge was built as most Dutch cottages are. low and snug; but there was a neatness about the lillle corner of the garden appropriated to Flora, that bespoke a delicate care, and the broad-leafed vine that covered the house with a mantle of grateful green, was twined into more gracelul .ostiums than naiuie unaided would have twined. The cape, too, with its golden pri-ouer, could not be the property of a rough farmer or his pood ly spouse; and whose but some ilolteaie hand could have concealed the little win dow at the end of the house with the vmy ourtaui? It was curtail) thai some fairy being inhabited the humble Dutch tene ment ; and wo doubt riol thai Hans Kloeperschoon could vouch for the same. Many were the palpitating hearts thai passed by the cottage, and many an eager eye was directed toward the window of ihe beautiful Charlotte Kamey, to catch a glimpse of her fairy form through the in tersiiccs ofthe admit vine, r.s she fluted lo and fro in the performance of her daily av. ncntinns, I5ut the soft sighs of Hans Kloepertchoen the wealth and high birth of Diedrich Klopferhoschen, and the wish ed for alliance with Jacobus Sprontorzandi, by Jacobus's friends, had no effect upon the beautiful Charlotte. Still she weui on trimming her vine, tending lier flower-. nnd caressing her bird. And if Hans' sighs were too t-of't.Diodrich's bearing too haugh ly, or her friends too urgent in llio cause of tho bash fill Jacobus, liar merry laugh would turn the seriousness of both aspirants nnd their backers into ridicule, or the rich, low melody of her silvery voice, as she warbled some plaintive air, would charm them into silence. None could gain ground with the beautiful Charlotte; and though , Susan Walworth, her bosom friend, would often rally and loll her i-ho would accom pany her in a runaway jaunt, still Charlotte Kamey remained Charlotte Karney, and there was no apparent indication of her al. tering her destiny. But thero wero that whispered among the old Dutch matrons of Nicuw Amsterdam, that Charlotte Karney's holiday attire was of more costly materia! than wan wont to bo purchased in their goodly stores. Nay, soino even avowed that the maiden could show moro than would pass without somo legal investiga tion. . But be that as it may, it is certain that, though unpretending, she did eomo. times appear Intake dolight in showing the superiority of her myUcrioua finery over the more humble habiliments of her youth, ful companions. 'Sovon bells!' said ono of tho young nffi ccrs, as tho clear lone of u well struck bell came dancing from the brigantinc across tho waters. The vessel which llio young officers Flood regarding, was ono of those curiously rigged cruft.coinbining tho qualities of both Flop and echnoner, sometimes called a brig nntino, but moro nautically styled nn her maphrodite, Sho had come to nearly a breast of the little cottage, and ns the o ni cer remarked, had selected n lonely and unfrequented spot. But llie manoeuvres of tho brigantinc did not entirely escape the scrutinizing eyes of tlio young sailor-. She had come to in a masterly style, and stand ing end on (when rounding the point) dis played her sharp. reaching bow and great breadth of beam. But when she swung to her anchor, and showed her low hull and beautiful run, llio young tnr involuntarily exclaimed, 'Beautiful!' Her clean spars and neat tophampor wore in heller order than was usual for vessels of that day and country, and the fine outline of her hull was mure delicately modelled than was the wont ofthe heavy Dutch vessels. Tho ra king masts, too, and lean body, though they told nothing to a luiidsman, plainly indica ted to thcuyo of a seaman, that freight was not her principal business. And the play thing of a hedge, with its hawser rove through a block at the bowsprit cap, was n thing quickly hove in, easily slipped and evidently not. intended for a long drop. All these things had not escaped the notice of the young observers, nnd when a neat, slim boat was lowered nnd manned, their curiosity was somewhat increased. Bui when she shot from the vessel's side urged by the impetus of a strong and sturdy stroke, suspicion had almost increased to certainty, and us I hoy turned to retrace their steps toward Nieuw.Am-tordain,tit'ir conversation was low and mysterious. The boat had not. proceeded on her rapid course toward the Manhattan shore more than two "hip's length, when t lie setter put the helm hard down, and again wild renewed veloci. ty she i-hot alongside of the brig. The young man that stepped from tho boat over the vessel s side, though of a mid die stature, was powerfully nnd sym metrically formed, and dressed in a short blue frock. coat closely made, and white pnni.'iloons. The hat was low and sone what slouched, nnd the pistols and dirk at his cide, though apparently uselesss appendages among tho peaceable Dutch men, well accorded with the warlike npinarance of the lillle vessel's deck. He was met at the gangway by a young iiiaii similarly attired, though .-.somewhat taller, and as he sloped on deck every hat was raised acknowledging the wave of his baud. As lie walked aft and entered the C'ibin with his companion, his proud bear ing and slate step warranted the homage thai hail just been paid him, 'Well, I wonder what has brought Cap tain Level back: it must be a foul wind that blows nobody good,' said a fine-look ing fellow who was leaning on one of the forward guns busily engaged burnishing u long ugly looking Spani-h blade. "I'ooh, pooh.' said the captain of the foreciisih , a lull Whi-kered, inustnched, wieked-lookiiig cut-throat sort of a fellow, 'it's a long stretch acro.-s (he fl u with I hem Hindoo musicians in tow, and Ihe miii shining a- bright iik an Arab girls eve. By ino by, li II. no pot.slucrs them Arab girls either, if they be a little tawny. Slcu like queens, eyes liku diamonds, none o' your high heeled shoes and hooped pot -tieoitts, decent bit o' snrvin' stuff that sols i I and snug and chows lliy cut of their hull.' 'Ay. ay. T im, t hey'ro snug enough built. But i hem b ingles ' 'Snug enough built!' responded Tom, somewhat vexed. You're a pretty fellow to judge of a neat cut and prelly run for a woman. I say the're anything but snug built. Look as though they could'nt hang together, want lo nimble to pieces, eyes melting all the tune like the lar on the rigging in a calm on the line, drip; drip, drip, and that's what makes em look so eiiehaniin' like. Never could stand by and 'co a woman crv; but when her eye's are throwing the spray all tho time, spring mv spars if I can help loving um. Huo sung bul l, eh? but ak Bill, here, he knows I and he's hail many a cruise among um. He'll loll you ihey'roas fur from sun" as a taut rtayed ship is from a loose working one; ami as lor the Uaiiglcs, why that tells how rich they be," "Ay, ay, Tom, but. there you end I dif- leis, yon see like some thing a Icetle .-tit'er, don't like your craft where every bulkhead r.nd limber works when sho lur dies; and as for a woman, why I likes one that when she trends, treads strong and doesn't give every step as if sho was goin' to come an together smash." "well i hen," grumbled tho indignant Tom, "get yon some old limber heads and spare 6pars nnd truniiul um together, and clap a pair of hinges nn um, and gel spliced to your beauty with n yarn grummet, (at this they all laughed,) but give me the one that looks us though she wanted a worinm' and sarvin' to keep her from straiidin,' and she may have as many bangles on her low er Bpars as she chooses, gold ones too. if she's a mind tu, (and ho shifted his quid.) uui i gucs wo u nun something else that would do just as well for ballast arter we'd cruise a spell together. I supposo you'd raihur go ashoro hero on this thunilerin' flat than lo cruise about in the Iudys among the orango groves and cocoanut trees." "No I wouldn't, Tom; but foul my haw sur, if them loose hulls and silver cringles nuts mo; but what's tho order about "the watch and this ere hawser ?" "Why, no single anchnr watch. Star board watch on deck ; and as to the haw ser, sland by for a clean slip and run, and if't getB foul, cut it." "Well, Luvol what on earth has brought ynu bock io soon without aglancu from The bright oyes of tho beautiful Charlotte. Is it to give inu an opportunity to show my bronzed visage to Susan?" said the taller of tho young men bb they entered the cabin "No, Gray; lam not so much over stocked with innate benevolence, but it is yet too light, & I have mislaid the shawls." It was u neat cabin, well arranged with every comfort then known, and many of the articles both of furniture and elegance wore of curious workmanship u nil evident ly brought l rom a lorcign clime. As a I light was placed on the table, in answer to a bell, it glared strongly upon tho counte nances of tho two young men, and showed a marked difference in their features. The countenance of the shorter one whom wo know by tho designation of Lovel, was of a sedate and rather severe cast. But the broad forehead, the well-defined nose, spare chin, nnd sharp brilliant eyes, bespoke u slumbering spirit which few would care to arouse. Ihe bronzed and weather beat on cheeks contrasted strongly with the broad, pain forehead ; and told that sunnier climes and warmer breezes had frequently played over them But thero was a lurk ing spirit about the mouth and ever rest less eye. that seemed to throw defiance at all restraint and obstacles; and if we gazed for a moment with pleasure at the beautiful contour of ihe head, it was but to turn into admiration at tho finely. .pro portioned neck, but partially concealed by the folds of n broad, loose, careless hamK erchicf. The countenance of the other was of a different cast, and though les in tellectual, was by far the handsomest. A brow shaded by dark waving curls, nnd features seemingly striving between mirth and sadness, inspired with interest but not with awe. and though a thought might now and then flit across them, the lines lacked that impress of deep stern thought which was so plainly stamped on the visage ot Level. "Have we arranged all comfortably for them," sa'ul Lovel. "I think we have," replied tho other, as he cast a look of satisfaction round the splendid and costly, though neatly furnish ed apartment. "Well, Gray, I have trusted all lo you in this arrangement, with tho exception of the harp and desk of Charlotte, because I know your taste to be belter than mine in these matters; but the girls once aboard, wu will never see ibis rough coast again, but away to sunnier climes and blander airs. What sav you to the reahzitinn of our visionary dreams? Will it not be plea-anter to ramble beneath a tropical sky ? And what though its tempests be furious, lis airs are wild and come, loaded with the rich fragrance of unknown odors; and tho tempest that sweeps in its fury by, passe bui lo leave every Hung more smiling thun before." 'True, Lovel, but thero is u serious ob. stacle which apuears to have slipped you in your night ot tancy." 'And what is that ? Have we not provi ded for everything ?' Yos, everything 'bat is needful and comfortable on board of the little Swift- S'roak; but the girls will thov make no objection ?' And if they do, objections nro of little avail against half a dozen of our hard v fellows. A breeze from the wot, wo will get them abroard, up anchor fill away merrily, nnd u inn-t tie n swift vessel that will overhaul the briguntiine,' interposed Gray. Ay, a swift vessel, indeed. Gray; and then we will have no more of tliH dodo about among cruisers and mnrilerou-- work. We have hoarded sufficient, and one among the islands, the little brig shall do no more duty but for pleasure. But I must away; it grows late, and the lights ore already I winkling ashore. Call away the gig. Musicians! in the boat there !' Do yon think wo shall excito no suspi cion here,' said Gray to Lovel ns he was stepping over the side; 'you remember we were chased the lasi time we weru here, and ' Yos, yes,' replied Lovel, 'but we have since changed our paint and rig, and the name on the stern is too small for any shore-glass to make out.' That name I never liked, Lovel. but ynu must havo your way; hut tell Susan l hat I will ho at the Smuggler's Nook be hind the old rock nt midnight.' . 'Ay. ay, shove off.' Again the slim boat was heading for the land, and leiving a long, bright streak to show her track. 'Strong, men !' said Lnvel, in a low nu der tone, and the silent oars were flooded with silver as the moon broke through a cragged cloud tinselling the spars and cor d,ige of the little briganlino, and throwing a mantle of light over the long common before ( item. 'Oars!' and Lovel rising in the fctorn-shects, looked long and wistfully along the river. But all was still. Tho brig lay quietly at her anchor, and he was about to resume his seal, when a low gra ting sound was borne along on the breeze. 'Only tho chain, sir, she's swinging;' said ono of the men. Lovel again listened. but save tho baying of a dog ashore, all was silent. Satisfied that everything was quiet aboard, he again sat down. 'Give way !' and in u moment moro tho swift keel grated upon tho hard sand, and the littlu boat shot half her length up on the frothy beach. Tho musicians stopped ashoro, and the boat backed all' into the stream. "Havo you the box, Minoura ; and you the shawls, Saphino?" interrogated Lovul. Thu reply was affirmative, and they pro. cecded onward. Tho moon had scarcely clomb half hor joumoy, when a long, slender boat, urged by a strong but imillled stroke, rounded tho southern bend of Manhattan island, and rapidly proceeded up the river. As it shot by the last housus that skirted Nicuw Amsterdam, the course wa& altered, and keeping more in with tho land, sho wound along the bights and little head-lands of the sinuous shore. As tho long common, which wo havo said stretched from the East River up lo what is now called Sluy vesant Place and Second Avenue, bore abeam, the progess of tho boat was some what less rapid, and tho stroke lunger uud more silont. "Curse tho moon !" said one of tho three sittors, "tho rivor's ns bright as a ball.roorn; but, wlusl! wlnu!" whispered ouo of his companions, touching his shoulder, "(hero she rides Full in for thu shore and I will swim under her r.oun(cr." Tho boat touched the land nnd three naval officers in undress uniform stepped ashore. A long consultation was hold in a low subdued tone, which ended with ono of tho three undressing and entering the water. 'Wadu out, Ralph, to your depth.' whis. pared one, 'nnd when you nro sufficiently near, dive anil reach her under water.' 'Ay, ay,' was tho muttered reply, and the "pcakcr disappeared. homo tiltocn minutes clapcd and the two remained in whispering consultation, when n slight ripple and hurried respiration wero heard. 'There he comes,' said one, nnd in another moment I ho swimmer appeared. wnat is she, ilalnh. what is she?" was tho hurried interrogation. , 'It is hor !' was the brief reply. 'What! the. Swift Streak?' 'Yea, the Swift Streak.' The swiijrner dressed, they entered Ihe boat, and in a few moments she was sweep ing swiftly ami silently down the river, n It was a beautiful night. The wind had shifted from the southward to westward, and tho low, gauze like, scud was flitting across the heavens and rapidly disappear ing. The light breeze played around the little Dutch collage, whispering musically through tho vine, and though sleep seemed to hwc bound all in its embrace, there was yet one watcher who slumbered not. The old Dutch clock in the hall chimed eleven, and its sharp peal had scarcely died away, in echo, when a wild strain of music burt upon the ears of one who waited, and mm. glod its melody with the whisper of the cooling breeze. The strain was finished, and a deep, rich voice Willi exquisite taste sang the following words: The biinniine Ii.h skimmed o'er llie bright sunny Tlia fail est and g.ivcat of Indias for lliee. sea, The oraiiifU'hluw tfiin wiili llie eilvery dew, And die zeptur a melody uhispcia for you. There ui c tii'lglu sunny isles, o'er llie far distant w.ivc, lave, Where llie dolphin is sporling and sea-maidens I'hcli h.istc lliuu limn luncc, hasle, basic, make no slay, And trim lo lliv lover lo bear lliee away. The nielli-winds arc sighing ; die menu. i idea's song O'er ihe ocean is pcliouij, lonely and long; Tlichuu?e lUi'i is howling will) pileoiis moan And die owle is Irving her sorrowful lone. The ivy. clad lurrei" dial's mantled so gay, Is miinbliu;, its beamy is fading away ; Alon die damp chancel, d.nk spirits arc flying, To revel in joy while ihe gairsl arc dying. Haste, Imsiu Ire hi the scene of die spirit's sad mirth, To die gayest nnd briglite-i sin I fairest on eurlh, Haste, haste uith ihv lover, nwav ! oVr the sea. To the laud dial is blooming and smiling for thee. The melody reached the ear lor which it was intended, and a small, delicate hand aside the leaves of tho vine, drop ped a handkerchief. A moment elapsed, the door was opened, a maiden stepped out mm the broad lirli', and the lovers met. The mu'toiaiH had drawn back, and the absence of years wis forgotten and recom pensud in thai momentary and stolen em brace. The c uiversat ion was short, and the maiden entered tho house, but in a short space re.nppuarud with a fiat and shawl. It was a lonely walk along that common but not a lonesome one. Sweet was the interview, and those who have loved can realize it. Again the old Dutch clock pealed four, echoing -trukes that rang through the cot tage. nnd tho lovers Mood beside the porch. "And will you leave all, Charlotte, friends, homo and all, my own dear one, for me ?" "Why will you lest my affections thus, Lovel." was the reply. "Yon know that I love you, else had I not refused ihe many offers that have boon proffered. My fa ther is dead, and though my sister is kind, and my mother loves me, (and the voice of the tender girl trembled with emotion. )vel will I leavo mother and sister, and forsa. king all, will cling to you. But remem ber the promise. The islands are our des tination. Lovel, and the brig shall be do stroved by my own hands," "I remember said Lovel, and ho kis. sed the tears from her swimming eyes till the sorrow of filial yearning was lost, in ihe ocstacy of lender love, and she smiled. "To-morrow night, then, al the Smug gler's Nook behind the Moaning Rock." To-morrow night," said the maiden, and entered the house. The morning Ftar was throwinga broad faint streak auro-s the water, and tho cast was nlready tinged with a delicate tint, as Lovel and Gray btiinultaneously ap proached tho boat. "Have you soon Miss Walworth .'" was Level's first inquiry, 'I have, nnd she will go." "And Charlotte ?" "To-morrow night nt the Stnuglcr's nook," was t,ho brief reply. They stopped into tho boat nnd pulled for the brig, nod but few words wore in terchanged ore they reached the vessel. "Bnal ahoy !" thundered across ihe wa ters. "Lovel !" was the answer, nnd she shot alongside. "Has all been well, Eustace ?" was the first inquiry. 'All still ? nothing abroad ?" All biill, sir. There was a boat dodg ing nbout in shore of us, down the river, about eight bells in tho mid watch, but she didn't come within hail." "A boat, eh ?" said Lovel, and he shook his head. "But few boats are stirring hereabouts al that hour without somo cov. ert design." As thu morning dawned over tho broad, sandy flat, many were the chubby faces of the spruce Duch lasses, and thu night cap ped heath of tho more matronly Crows that wero obtruded from the low windows of the scattered hamlets to catch the first sight of thu inysturious stranger in tho river. And ouo by one, first the pipe and then llio smoky visages of their liego mynheers appeared sallying forth to i ho performance of their daily duties. But all stopped to regard lor n moment tho litilo bnganiine cm proceeding to their labour and not with, standing tho many matronly predictions jlliBtthe ocean rover would ur,n into n spook ore llio morning sun had disappeared I there she still lay, the 6amo beautiful thing ns before, motionless nnd silent nn the bosom of the calm river. But the wild unwonted music of the night had not been monopolized, and to thoso who had been so fortunate as to catch the unearthly strain, it afforded a frequent and fertile theme for conversation. But thero wore who thought t hat there was one not so entirely ignorant ofthe stranger's purport as she miplit have wished to appear, and tho little residence of Charlotte Kearnev was that a place by no means unfrequented. But notwithstanding the prying and peer of Damo Gontzerven, the cross question ings of Dicdicb,s skilful mother, and llie glance of flans Vloetunpcrtauschpoen's spectacled spouse, the maiden remained cnlm and unahasm;d. Her answer to her fro.cuont interrogators were prompt, pleas ant and unhesitating, and ono after one thoy were all forced to betake themselves unsatisfied In their respective dwellings with the pleasing refl"cii(in of returning os wise as they camu. But the curiosity un satisfied by fact, found a relief in the ma. Z 'i of fiction and many, ere night, were the rumors that circumvolvnd the common from hamlet, to hamlet. Ono had seon Charlotte Kearney leave her dwelling at the hour of(mulnig and proceed unattended toward the mysterious brig. Another had seen a tail, whiskered, tierce looking fel low proceed from the river towad the maiden's house. But the wildest end most improbable story of all, and that which was least credited, was circulated, by the timid Jacobus. He averred that returning home late that night, ho had seen u young man standing beneath the little vine-cov ered window, and three black fellows with him. That tho black felows each carried a bundle on his head, something in his hand, and wore big bagging pantaloons That ho lied not proceeded far beyond Charlotte's house, when a wild unearthly strain of music swept down upon the breeze 'and linking," honestly confessed Jacobus, as he was relating thu phenomenon to an biiiglishman, "dat ter spooks or ter spu t'Tdduyvols wash tair, I did run. But the story of honest Jacobus was altogether so improbable that but little credit was given to it. The Smuggler's Nook was a basin in i lonely spot on the bank of tho river, over shaded by vast gigantic trees. A large gray rock on the bank above bad been grodually undermined bv the swelling rains and giving way it had finally rolled down on to the floor of tho basin, where, fur the last century, it had rested on the very water's edge. It's baso wa laved and chafed by the wavelets ofthe river in their mimic wrath, until by succssivo tritura tion a hollow had been gradually washed in the soft stone which gave, al the influx of cvory little ripple, a low, moaning sound, I'Vom this circumstance it had been christened. "The Moaning Rock." It was at this place that Lovel was tu meet his betrothed. The broad red moon was just peering above the horizon, and assuming a bright, er and gayer hue, as the boat shot swiftly into the cove and ran directly for the stone The two sitters jumped a-diore, and one of them slopped hurriedly around the rock. On reaching his companion, he exclaimed "Gray, they are not here." "Not here, Level ! why, it is past the hour, and " "Hark! hark "said Lovel, in a low nn imnerative tone, "here thoy" He bounded up the bant., and. in a rr.-i moment, returned, accompanied but by one. Another moment and Susan Wal worth was by the side of gray "But where is Charlotte ?" inquired Lo vel, hurriedly and hastily, of ihe trembling girl. "She should be hero," replied Susan; she appointed to meet me hero with the moon." Level hesitated a moment, ascended the bank, and then returned. 'Gray," said he. "if you love Susan Wal worth, it may be both safe and expedient lo return aboard with her. I will remain here, and the boat, after leaving you, will return." Tlio boat shoved offand a rapid stroke soon carried her beyond sight in the dis tance. Lovel, with folded arms, was lean ing against the rock, still regarding ihe spot where she disappeared in the uiisly uncertainty, when a slight mailing attrao ted his attention. He turned, and Char lotto Kearney, his own, dear, beautiful Charlotte, stood beside him Thero wore two heppy hearts in the Smuggler's Nook that night ; and the si. lence was first broken by the audible sobs of the weeping girl "My mother ! Oh, Lovel, it is not sor row to go with you but I leave my dear mother, who has ever been kind and affec tionate even to anticipate my wishes. A word, a look from me, lias been a law to hor ; and nuw, I leave her and my sister Kate my play mate and sister 'secretly and stealthily, without even tho mournful consolation of a final farewell !" "I will bo, my own dear girl, both moth or and sister to you; and the heart thai has pinned, and the hand that has carried into ell'eci, in gain a sordid wealth, ((hough in lawless occupation,) shall ever bo devo ted to you. And, Charlotte, though thov call mo smugglor, rover, pirate, ay, murder er ! I I'.o hand that now holds yours, and the arm that encircles ynu, I swear by thu heaven above, aro both untamed byl'ilood. Tho moon, at that moment, broke through n dark cloud with redoubled splun dor, nnd Lovel, aware ofthe danger of de lay, impatiuntly looked out for tho boat but a cloud fluting across tho heavvns in lerruptrd his anxious gaze. He had scare ly turned, when another broad stream of light played over tho waters, and Char lotto ni the same moment starting, laintly uxclaimed "Look!" i-pyf;) turned, md his eyd met tho gaunt! form of a heavy frigate, under a press !' canvass, standing up tho river. The lilt"? brig still loy nl anchor, with every sa" furled. Wo are bolrayed. and I expected it!" said lovel. "A boat wan in the river last night at midnight. There it - but one chance of escape !" A bright lightning-like Hash from tho frigate's bow, for a moment illumined her dork rigging nnd heavy spars. For a se cond, she lay obscured in a thick wreath thing smoke, and the heavy report rolled echoing in thunder along tho river. 1 must hail her" said LovjI He raised In? hands to Ins mouth nnd hailed in a voice of thunder Eh, ho! The brigantine ahoy! Slip your cable nnd make sail. Cut tho pain ter and snve tho brig!" 'it is useless! sain a voice. n'ear him; and n naval officer emerged from behind the rock, with several men. 'Deliver your self as a prisoner to the laws oPoui coun try!' A sharp crack from the oftrV y'uHo! rang through the Smugglers Nook, nnd the speaker fell dead. The beaut'ibl Charlotte hor.g lifeless upon her lover's arm. A li.tsti lit up the dark gray rock, and the whistling ball had entered the smuggler's side. He sank upon the ground. still ball supporting, with his dying strength the lifeless girl. Take her lake her' were his last word, 'tolho little cattagc, and God requite yo as ye uo it!' Ono kiss, a long and parting pressure of her pallid lips and thepirale was dead ! The morning broke brightly and beauti fully on the placid bosom ofthe slumbering river; the vine covered tenement of the beautiful innileo was there in its loneliness still; joy seemed tu revel with redoubled rapture over the peaceful scene; the breeze swept with a sighing harmony along the waters; the moaning rock still muttered its mournful music but the brigantine was gone! CWeiind the following in a Kentucky paper. Certain Cure for the Dropsy. Tako cinder from a Blacksmith's shop and beat it fine, sift it, to taku out tho coarso par ticles; mix the fine cinder in a pint of honey until it is stiff enough to lie on the point ot a case knife, not hard like pills.- Give the patient as much as will lie on the point uf a caso knife, three times a day, morning, noon, and night. This mixture is very purgative, and will cause the patient to discharge great quantities of water, both purgatively and by urine. The portion may be given according to the oreration; if that uppears to bo too severe, give le-s, if it does not operate enough give in ire, nud continue it until the swelling is gone The patient may eat any diet but milk, of which he should not eat a drop, neither take any other kind of medicine whilst using thu above. I have known several persons who were cured of that dreadful disease by u-iug the above mix'ure. some of whom were so bad, i hat the water oozed out of '.heir feet and legs and left their tracks as t he v walked on the floor. The editors of all papers in the United States who wish to benefit mankind, will give the above an insert mn in their res. pective papers and I also hope that the above receipt will make its appearance in the almanacks of the Union. Kentucky Reporter. Co.MMKNTATous.A clergyman in Dei von.-hire. England, alter having endeavored to explain some difficult text, said, "I know that annmtnlaton do not agree with me." The next day a farmer in his vilago brought him a basket of potatoes, and said that ns "common Inters" did not agreo with him, he had brought him a basket of his best kidneys, which lie hoped would be moro wholesome ! ! Mortality among Children. Within tho last three weeks there have died in this city 399 children under five years of ago. The number last week under this nge was 139. Whole number of deaths 703. Of which by consumption 21, cho lera infantum '2Q, convulsions 22, dropsy in the head 29 measles 1 1 , diarrhoea 1 1 , dys entery 7. teething 17, drowned 6, whoop. ing cough 3, scarlet fever -1 Journal of Commerce. Tuk Quekk. Among other anecdotes which are in ciiciilaiion, llliMralive of ihe noblene.a of mind and kindness of bean of our joudiful sove. reign, oin vlncti ue Ir.iie eerv teason in believe sii ikes us ni eminently beautiful. The first act of lier ,Majel)'s (piei'idy life was wriiing a letter lo Queen Adelaide. uhii'h breathed Ihe purest nud lendeiest feelings of nfTeciiou uud e indolence, anil ewucedn spiiit of yeneio.siiy nnd consideration which lias nbiaiued her Al.ijesty's golden opinions. Her Mnje.iy wioih dial letter spontaneously, nnd, baying finished it, folded and addicssed ii in "Her Sliijesiy I ho Oiieeii," .Some ouu at hand, who had lliu right lo make a rem. ok, noticing ihis, men tioiieil, ill it lliu supersci iitinn wis not correct, for thai llie Idler ought to Iw diiecled lo her iMnjcsiy lb'- Queen Dowager. "I inn uivnre," said Queen Victoria, "of her .Mujeslj's nlleicd character, lint I will not be die fiitii pi-iton lo remind her of it." I' KNNY" I tovAl.. Farmers might easily euve llie. Ile.-h ot hoiscs and rows, uud confer gieal kindness on iheir animals, in preventing the usual aiiM'ijance nf (lies, by simply Mashing the p.ina wilh ihe extract of pennyroyal. Flics w ill not alight a iiiuineul nu lliu spot lo which lliis has been applied, l'.iciv man who is comp,is..doiialn lo hit beasts, nii'lu m Know lliis simple remedy, and eieiy livery sialiln ami rmiuliy inn ouglil lo havo a supply on hand for ir.eet,J3atti'n Paptr A Goni) Oni, The Concord Statesman, lias the following : One day last week, a Jonathan, who had lately arrived from Up per Coos happened to he passing the Slate Hmisojiist as the House adjourned, and not being used to such sights, lie accosted one ofthe Representatives with, M say ftlister, what is that aro great stonu building yon der?' -Why Sir,' replied tho Itepresenta. tivo, 'Tliat is Noah's Ark, what did you think it was ." 'Why I had a kind of a notion of that sort, for 1 sew ml manner of living i animals coming out f it 'A", If. Eagle.

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