Ik published every A
miming, ia Cartersville, Bartow County, Ga.,
Smith & Milam,
Proprietors, at THREE Dollar*. per an
num, strictly in advance Two Dollars for
Ni* Months; »>nc Dollar for Three Month*.
Advertisements for one month, or less time
One Dollar per square, (of ten lines or less,)
for each insertion ; all other advertisements
will be charged Fifty per cent on old prices.
mm mmmmnmmmmmmm- ■ mmmmmmmmmmammmmmm ——
JERE A HOWARD,
•ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
W. H. PRITCHETT,
Attorney at Law.
PR \CTICES Law in all the courts of the
Cherokee circuit and counties adjoining
Bartow. Jan 23.
~THOMAS W. MILNER,
Attorney at Law,
Will at end promptly to busiuess entrusted
to his care. Oct. 5 wly
rnos. w. »odd 7
Attorney at La. w
AND COUNTY COURT SOLICITOR.
Will give particular attention to the
collection ol claims. 20.
.1 oSi n V ■ E! ra 11 soil,
ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAY/,
L\Wiu*the several coun
ties of the Cherokee Circuit, also,..Polk,
Hu : tlson and rioy'ii counties, Prompt ai
. tenli hi given to business, Nov. 23. ly
(Professional cards $lO cash per annum.J
JOHN W. WOFFORD,
Attorney at. Law,
AUo, FIR'; INSURANCE AGENT.
Represent* the best Northern and
J C H nTToTes
ATTGRNtY AT LAW.
\\ HLL attend promptly to sill hysi .less en
\s misted to his care. Will praet ee in
•. i! tie Courts of law, and equity ill the Cherokee
Circuit, ttpveial attention given to the collec
'■ ion ol claims. Jan. I, 1860. ly
John .)• Jones.
Ri J, £ST tTB) tGEXT,
•\ >,,,, :n,*ti u-L <1 Lis L, ami Lave on hand several
f, ~ M t nut hlsii Im’Ult'ur lots in tile
• ~, .•.; .. * v .i Alsu several plantali ms ol vuri
.■ .in . I.ov eon IV. l'.irlies deslruiK U) bu or
t , . i ,1 1 I , 'veil ( • ifn ii me a call, A'l >' "nmuaicatioas
pruaip l> •nswerul dal.V I*.
& u r ge o n ait and
r pill) under icned respectfully offer his pro-
If.- atonal services’to the chizens of Caf
>viile and vi-finitv. .££?***. Be is prepared
to tlo ail kinds ot work belonging
to his profession. U Full setts of
teeth l ilt ill on gold plate. Work all war
ranted. F. M. JOHNSON.
Cortersville, Fel). 13, 6m°
DR. T. F. JONES,
’TrWND'ERS liis professional services to the
I eiti/ens ol KINGSTON and" vicinity, and
ires poet fu 11V soli' its uuortion of their patronage.
.1 uuc . IA
DR. HUGH A, BLAIR,
J*hyss« ias* and Surgeon,
Go tiersville. Georgia.
’TvTSPF.C'TLL LIA tenders his professional services to
J\ the public. A ,
Ollioo > t his residence, on Mam St-, late rest
ed onoc of My. J\ Mar *h June 21.
Du. u. I*l \li r.RTO\,
Cartersville , Georgia.
Tenders ids professional st-vices to the citizens of
artersvil.e and surroundini; country, and will atterd
- 'is at all hours. OfIUV up-staii sin Ur. Samuel Clay
i Vs New Brick Building. May 10. ISo7,wly
Lanie r II ous c,
BY ELLiSON A. DOBBS, Proprietors
flllUS House is located in a few steps of the
J Railroad, where the cars stop. Passengers
lake three meals a day here. Meals prepared
a all hours. juiy
S. H. Pa 11 ill o,
-YY'IH attend promptly to the Cutting. Repair-
W ing and M .king Boy's and MeuV Clo’hintr.
Office in bac< room of Biair A, Bradshaw’s store, jl i
Cartersville, Ga. ■'
> «« IS prepared to execute all kinds
KX of work in the Fashionable Tail
-.lf f. ing line, with neatness and in du- -J.L
rabie style. Over J. Elsas &Cos s store,
Cartersville. jail 25.
J. W- MAXWELL.
Ia prepared to do all kiDds of work in Brick and
Stone a* short notice. Has on hand a fine lot of newly
burned brick and is prepared to do work upon the
most reasonable terms.
Canersviß* Ga.. May 3rd. 1567.
Tlie Cartersville Hotel.
DR. THOMAS MILAM having
charge of this House, would be fl * ■?
pleased to accommodate a few Board-1 *i !
ars with BOARD, with or without •« *
Lodging. Call and sec him at once for terms
Gaiters ville, Jan 17.
THE CARTERSVILLE EXPRESS’
J. G. Stocks,
pESPECTFUI.LY notify the Public generally that
JU he h*n just openned his New and Commodi
ous LIVE BY AND SALE STABLE, and has it stock
ed with good horses, bugvlea, &c., and is prepared to
furnish those traveling into and across the country
w.tii any kind of piivate conveyance. He is also
prepared to Board Stock in any quantity with comfort
able quarters and bountiful feed at reasonable rates.
Stock bought and sold at his stables. Ilia stock all
being fresh and equipage new he flatter himself with
the t.elief that he can furnish his customers with as
neat and complete an out-fit as any like establishment
in Upper Georgia. AH he asks to establish this fact ia
a trial. CARTERSVILLE, GA.,March 2‘J, 1567.
We are requested by Cel" J- G. Stocks to an
nounce to the public, that he has bought out
the Livery Stork of J. J. Jones Jr, and that the
two Stables will be consolidated, and that the
following list of prices will be strictly adhered
Hack horses, and driver per day 17,00
lb rse. Buggy and Driver “ “ $5,00
Horse & Buggy “ “ sf,oo
“ “ X day $2.50
Sadd-e horse per “ ....$2 50
“ “ - ‘Xday $1,50
W. L. Kirkpatrick & Cos., Druggists,
WILL keep constant on hand a well
seeded stock of pure
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
3? 11111 @ us,
Patent Medicines’ &c.
Jones’ Carriage Repository.,
Ja ii 17.
By Erwin & Jones.
\ SSORTED sizes kept on hand. Also
1 \ WOOD COFFINS made to order. A
good HEARSE ready at all hours.
CARTERSVILLc. Feb I, 18G7. Wly
and Watcli and
In the Front of A. A. Skinner <& CoV store 1
Cartersville jan 25
James W. Strange,
PLAIN AND JAPANNED TIN WARE, &C.
Clean Linen and Cotton Rags taken in ex
change for Goods. Repairing, Roofing and
Guttering done with neatness and dispatch.
■Curtersville, Nov. 1. wly
a " ,, CO.,
Samuel Clayton, , R. A. Clayton.
S CLAYTON & S0 N j
AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
W r e keep a general stock and can fnrnish you with
anything you waut Come to see us—we will sell ynu
goeds a at reasonable prices. Come and look at oar
stock—No harm done if we cant trade.
If friends favor us with consignments or orders, we
will use our every care pi otectiv tof their interests.
BUTTER, EGGS, DRIED BLACKBERJES
ice. taken at market rates for goods.
Clean Cotton and Linen
wanted. When ready sacked we will take them at 3
cents per lb. for goods. Bring them in any quanltty.
tSF“Mr. Uriah Stephens is with us—he invites all his
friends to call and see what he can do for them
Atlanta Quotations wed fur Gold Dust arid old
Cv-uk Bills, 2s,
CARTERSVILLE GA, SEPTEMBER pj, 1867.
Sewing JUachtne Oil,
PREPARED at the Baltimore Chemical Works, for
Chemicals, Paints, &c., &c.
Proprietors of Kramer’s Hair Restora
tive, Psoricus, Universal Bitters,
Nerve & Bone Liniment, &c.
WE beg leave to inform the citizens gen
erally, and physicians particularly, that
we have on hand a large, well solected stocK
ol Drugs and medicines, and are
ready to fill orders at the lowest prices.
Being aware of the great adulteration prac
ticed in preparing Medicines, we have made
arrangements to have this done under our own
supervision, and will warrant all our Medi
cines pure. As we buy in the best marncts in
the country, and buy entirely for cash, we can
supply our customers with goods as cheap as
thej can possibly be bought elsewhere, We
will duplicate any bill of bought south of
Respectfully soliciting your orders, we are
Yours very respectfully,
Feb 8, 1867. BEST & KRAMER, i
J. A. E BW ™ & CT
jti e receiving’ their Stock of
COMPRISING every variety adapted to the wants of
the country, which they are determined to sell at
tli e Lowest Price s
All are invited to
CALL, EXAMINE AND BUY
Terms: Cash !
and our motto is
Oartersvllle, Ga., April 19,1567. I
NEW STORE! i\FW GOODS !
And New Arrangements.
The undersigned takes pleasure in announcing to the
citizens of Cartersville and surrounding country, that
he has just opened out a must splended and FASH
IONABLE Stock of
adapted to the wants of the people, which he proposes
to sell at Prices to SUIT the TIMES.
Ladies will find almost Everything pertaining to their
GENTLEMEN will find Material and Furnishing
Families will find all kinds of goods common for do-
JVIESTIC USE, also BOOTS, SHOES,
Hats, Bonnets, Hoop Skirts*
Umbrellas &c &c.
Also will keep on hand a large lot of
HF, WOULD be happy to receive calls at any time
His doors are thrown wide open, and the invitation
Is to alt. Come and examine his goods and prices.
Next door to A. A. Skinner <St Cos., and just below the
Post Oflice, L. FERGUSON,
J. T. STOCKS with Ferguson.
Cartereyille, Ga., May lst,lS6‘r.
W. M. Shackleford,
Wholesale and Retail
AND COMMISSION MERCHANT,
Agent for universal life in
surance COMPANY, of New York.
Oflice in new Store next to Post Office.
Aug. 15. wtc
Dealer exclusively in
Aug. 16, w6nij
attention given to Hepttir
HAVING opened business at ray old
’stand, I am prepared to do any and ail
kinds of work desired in the Carriage Line,
at low figures for cash. I shall keep on hand
a time assortment of
Buggies & Carriages
and can, at short notice, furnish any kind o:
a VEHICLE desired, Having connected
Messrs. Wyman & May,
a well known and reliable firm. I will sell
at Aug-ustst freights added,
from the best Factories at the North and
East. All of which will be warranted right,
Being well acquainted with the country and
people, with long experience in the business,
I purpose to furnish the market with such
work as will give perfect satisfaction, I shall
be able to furnish the entire country, as mj
facilities are unlimited. Call and exaqiine, if
shall cost you nothing. I feel assured that
the good people of this county will appreciate
the honest efforts of one of their old citizens,
broke down by the war, £. H, J ONE Si,
January 17, 186.7 >wl.y
OLD DEBTS 1 11
All persons indebted to the old Mercantile
firms of of HOWARD, STOKELY & CO..
and J. A. & S. ERWIN, are respectfully urg
ed to make liberal payments on these debts out
of the present wheat crop. All who refuse to
respond to this call for only part payment will
be sued. 1 hese debts are from six to ten -years
standing, and longer indulgence cannot be giv
en. Call at J. A. ERWIN & CO.’S store
where the claims are, and make liberal pay
ments and save suits.
Cartersville, Ga., June 18, 186.7.
Saving of Money I
Saving of Sugar!
Saving of Trouble!
This Solution is a perfect Antiseptic—the
cheapest and best method in the world for
preserving all kinds of Fruits, Tomatoes, Veg
etables, Jellies, Cider, Wine, Milk, Syrups,
It is warranted to contain nothing injure us
Fruits preserved by this Solution, areas good
as the best “canned” fruits, while the use of
the Solution avoids the trouble of sealing, cost
ly jars or cans, keeping from the air and light,
frequent examinations, and the many other
troubles and annoy ances well known to every
It admits of keeping the Fruit <2,c„ in ves
sels of any size, and of using them at long in
tervals, when the vessels are opened,
It Saves Sugar
The Solution will preserve equally as well
without any sugar, (but does not coutain any
sweetening properties); therefore it is only
needful to add enough sugar to make the
It Will Preserve milk Sweet
From 12 to 36 hours longer than it will natu
rally keep, with a result of furnishing more and
making more butter in warm weather,
THIS SOLUTION IS HOT A NEW AND
UNCERTAIN EXPERIMENT ,
but has been in practical use for the past eight
years—has been sold in the Philadelphia and
Baltimore markets for the past eight years.
ITS MERITS ARE POSITIVELY ESTAB
By Scientific Analysis, and by practical dem
onstration in thousands of families,
FULL DIRECTIONS FOR USING AC
COMPANY EACH BOTTLE,
SOLO BY DRUGGISTS, GROCERS AND STORE
A. A. SKINNER & CO.,
SOLE AGENTS, CARTERSVILLE, GA.
aug, 23, 1867 wtf.
CLAY ROBERTS, Proprietor,
NASHVILLE, TENNE SSE E
July 19 1867
TWO month* afte” date application will be made to
the court of Ordinary of Bartow county, for leave
to sell all the real estate to W, 1\ Bradley,
late of said county, deceased, J£, C, BitAl'i K Y
Avgust, H AUru r,
THE BANDIT'S COAFESSiOA.
In the year 179, in the village (f A—,
l’ved Adelia Beaumont, “the Maiden of
the Green Mantle,” as she was
quently called ; the envy of her own
sex and the admiration of ours. She
well deserved the high encomiums
which her lotliness received. Possess
ing a sprightly, yet not superhuman
term ; a bright laughing, oval lace,
shaded with locks ol the deepest dye ;
a mild beautiful bewitching biaek eye,
in whose smile cupid played; it was
not singular that she had at one time
or other held all the young men in the
place subject to her power. Bui one
by one Iter admirers dropped oIF hope
less of insoiring her with a passion
equalling theirs. Mine seemed to be
the palm in this as in everv other
contest in which I had ever striven to
excel my companions. It was a general
remark among them that there was no
use striving with Albert Mordaut to win
the affections of “the maiden, of the
Green Mantle,” possessing as I did
wealth, J alert ts and some personal
beauty r .
It was true I was more intimate and
familiar with Adelia than any of mv
fellows had ever been able to become
with all their efforts. Whenever an at
tendant was required 1 was sure to be
selected, and that was not so frequent
as might be suoposed. She was wild
as the young fawn and fearless as the
young eagle. She might be seen on a
spring day among the mountains leap
ing from rock to rock with all the life
-of the antelope. Still there were very
few that would have dared been rude
with her, thouhlless as she seemed—
as well might they have provoked the
Lionesss as tempt her anger—and there
were many who would have rejoiced
in resenting her wrongs. Indeed she
was one whom all loved, and consider
ed as a peculiar being —privileged
beyond her sex—no one supposed that
her actions could be wrong so much
was she respicted. There was not a
sick or poor woman among the hills
whom she had not assisted—all knew
.her, and knew her hut to bless her..
Had you seen Iter on an evening
when the bright moon walked among
the stars and shed its soft light over
hill anti dole, you’d not have thought
her such a being a* l have described —
then, site seemed calmed by the poetry
tliat was abroad, and her heart beat
with all its pureness, tenderness and
beauty. Had yon beheld Iter as her
eye wandered over nature, or seen
kindling in the, light of heaven and
burning with inspiration—how hard so
ever yonr heart ha 1 been—whoever
had held you in their toils—you must
have admired—have worshiped this
•lovely—this inexplicable girl.
It was a summer’s eve—l sat beside
Adelia on the margin of the gentle hill ;
behind us were the setting sun, shedding
a rich radiance over the sky, as it
tipped the mellow clouds with splendor.
A slight breeze from the distant ocean
fanned the face of nature—all looked
cheerful as an infant’s smile! Far on
before us lay the tranquil sea, its un
ruffled depths flung back the beauty of
that heaven which seemed to charm it
Oh, it was an hour, a scene, a place
for love ! and she who sat beside me
i gazittg in rapture on the calm beauty of
that view, young in hope, unsullied by
the vanities of life, pure as an angel’s
dream, innocent as the brightest seraph
that waits upon the throne above, was
she not a being tit at such a time to fill
the heart with love —with tender, ardent
o‘n ! lhat eve with its joys—its ten
derness —its deadening disappointments
are registered with a pen of steel upon
my heart! That was the birth day of
mv infamy ! The desolation of mv
dreams ol happiness ! my hopes, my
parents expectations —my thoughts of
But, I will relate how mv all was
blasted, withered in the bud on that
never to be forgotten day ! It seems
as ’twere but yesterday so vivid does
the memory ol lhat hour live in my
“How sweetly,’ exclaimed Adelia,
“the sinking sun flings his rays across
tilt! heavens ! See, Albert, that little
bark—how gracefully it cleaves the
glassy sea!—as if loath to break the
stillness, it seems to kiss the waters as
it moves —and its white sails—how
beautifully they spread to catch the
gentle breeze ! Like a bird of ocean it
passes o’er the sea.”
“So beautifully and bright be thy
“Very fine, indeed ! You’d compare
me with yonder boat? I assure you l
have no desire to resemble it. It adds
beauty to our view, but who knows
where the morrow’s situ may find it—
I’d like my way to be more sure and
not rest on such fickle things as wind
“You forbid all sympathy with your
feelings then, beautiful Adelia?”
“Beautiful Adelia !—thank you for
vour compliments—l have a niiror at
home which never fiattersSme—that al
ways speaks the truth ; and iKyou do
not keep a strict guard Upon your
tNpgue I shall leave you to compare me
wtlll boats, se-guils and as many other
pretty things as suits vour‘ Lu,cy—teq
unless you’d drive me awav, no flat
tery ; you know 1 hate it and eati but
despise the flatterer—l have too pood
an opinion ol my dear self to need any
one tor an informer—as you love me,
“Love thee !” I replied—“open mv
bosom and you will And your imrge
traced upon my heart —I wold not for
the world displease von”—l knelt be
fore her and poured forth the ardor of
my love 1 laid my heart open to the
gaze—l told her mv destiny' was within
her guidance— to he thrown oil by bur
was to he deprived of hope, and what
mv end would he I knew not. But
with tier I felt that my course must he
glorious and worthy of her affection.
Alas! my words have proved too true
—and she lias known the terrors of
their fulfillment! Her head rested on
mv arm—and, oh Cit'd, 1 thought that I
was blessed. Her dark eye moistened
and the pure tear drop fell on mv throb
bing brow. In a tone pitteously mel
ancholy, yet chillingly firm, she told
me that she loved me as a brother—
that sl>e was another’s—and he to
whom her plighted taith she’d given
was Philip Sydney. The only person
whom 1 had ever hated—sincerely
hated were my rival!
Sydney and myself had grown up
from infancy in the same neighborhood,
were ol the same age and had been ri
vals since we first knew the sweets of
success. Until this strife, l had alwavs
triumphed over him. in school, in all
our boyish sports, lie, though nearly
my equal, could never match me. By
the time that we had gained the stature
of manhood our enmity had grown into
the most consmnate hatred. He was
ambitious and it was my greatest
pleasure to cross him in Ins plans, and
outstrip Ins course.
“15ui there where I had garnered up my
Where either I mast live or bear no life,
The fountain from which my current runs,
Or else dries up ; to be discarded thence 1”
and thrown aside for him ! it was not
in my soul to hear it calmly. 1 left
Adelia rudely—rushed from her pres
ence and saw her again hut once before
her bridal hour I then 1 stood beside
her —'then l triumphed !
Yet I will not anticipate the story ol
my sufferings and my guilt, I left her,
and sought among the mountains con
solation for my woe. The scene was
changed—a dark cloud which had sud
denly gatered in the south mantled the
sky with gloom. The torrent of the
storm came on ! The thunders shook
the Jeep foundations of the cliff on
which I stood audio their strength,
were like the peals of the lust judges
meat! The clouds shot forth their
lightnings like fiery serpents twining in
the air! I called on the fury of the
storm, the fierce lightning and the
frightful thunders to strike me to the
earth, and uttered blasphemies deep
and piercing! The storm had spent
its strength ; the fiery flames had ceased
to glow and the deep mouthed bullow
ings had passed by !
* * * *
Amid the mad ravings, which follow
ed that night’s disappointment —the
desolation of my hope—a mother’s care
watched over me. ministered to each
want and smoothed 'he harsh pillow ol
the maniac’s couch—oh there is no
love on eartli can match the deep
solicitude which a mother feels as she
hangs over the fevered frame of her
offspring! Bo pure, so unalloyed with
How long I lay upon that bed ol
sickness I knew not. Butas mv reason
gradually returned a contused idea of
something terrible—some unknown evi!
seemed to have befallen me. Suddenly
like the searing lightning the full mem
ory of that eve returned! Years have
fled and though many and great have
been my crimes they all arc merged in
the recollection ol this one.
What a noiseless step hath time? —
But yesterday I stood forth in the pride
and strength of manhood ! now, I am
whitened by the blossoms of the grave !
The bright visions which youth pictu
red with an artists skill have passed a
wav ! the food hope I nourished with a
mother’s anxious care have fled forever!
The grim shadows of a coming world
flit round inv brain, and with fiendish
malice whisper in my ear the doom
reserved for me, the unavoidable con
sequence of my guiit!—■
“Pale gliding Ghost with fingers dropping gore t
And blue flames dance around my dungeon a
And then when the storm is abroad
she too comes and points with lie" bony
fingers at me—and laughs in triumph
at my writhing agony.
* * * *
Some weeks had passed since I had
recovered from the delirium under
which I had suffered when I met Ade
lia. She appeared also, to be anxious
for my welfare. She yet loved me as
a brother! And could 1 blame her!
’Tis sufficient tiiat 1 did—l felt anew
spirit rise within me as she stood be~
fore me, my eyes dilated, and the fury
of my passion burst on that guiltiest
one—nay,, start not' I did not s!av
her tip;re’ ! She begged to know whv
my Irgme trembled so ? Why I gazed
so fiercely cm her ? Site thought the
levet of ruy fcU’\ne-;S not left rn®
a**U Slifc Of®' 1 '
me. I swore, and
heaven knows that oath has been too
faitnfully adhered to, that she Humid
never he the Bride of Philip Sydney.
She laughed at my threatening ; hi t as
she looked again w ill) pride and anger in
her eye, she quailed before me, “Be
ware, beware,” said 1 ! “yot r bridal
hour! though my body is in the tomb
my spirit shall haunt you there !”
“1 left ilie plaee of my hirili l
sought the nearest port, and found a
vessel was about sailing for— . I
engaged rny passage in her and wrote
to my parents to inform them of an
eternal farewell. By some aeident I
was left behind. Mews came that the
ship in which l intended sailing was
wrecked on the B dramas ami that all
lives were lost. Plie failure of my in
tentions was of course unknown to mv
friends; they supposed me among the
dead and mourned nie as such. They
would have wished me. in the grave
had they known their son and friend
was the mail Bandit of the mountains—
the terror of the peaceful villagers!
Near the end ol the second year,
after the events t have previously re
lated, as 1 wandered in the disguise 1
frequently took when in towns and
villages, I learned from an old peasant
that the nuptials ol Adelia were to take
place on the succeeding day. i\l v
course was fixed—l was to be an un
welcome guest at that festival !
On a bright June morning, as the
hell ol our village church rung forth ii*
merriest peals to call the villagers to
witness the bridals of Adelia Beau
mont, “ J’fie maid of the Green Man
tle,’ and Phillip Sydney. The peas
antry from the mountains came iu
crowds to behold their bei.cfaclr ss
wedded to the man she loved. There
was merry makings that day and many
a heart beat with joy, as t*»ev saw the
old carriage of Major Beaumont wheel
up the street as it wound il a ’ way to
the antique chapel which my ancestors,
in days long gone by had founded.
Pheu came a long procession of friends
and relatives. Adelia shining in all
Iter beauty descended from the carriage
and with her maids entered the clinch.
Blie was more beautiful than when i
last saw her—J left her a hud just blos
soming, and now beheld her lull blown ;
like a summer flower rich and fragrant.
With the crowd of peasantry and
servants that had assembled to witness
the bridals of their adored* mistress a id
friend, 1 readily gained admittance. As
Adelia walked up the long Isle of that,
chape', I thought I saw a melaiicl olv
shadow pass over her (ace; and that
her color came and went.
Not discovering the person, whom,
(hough she deemeu him dead, she vet
feared she would behold, the calmness
of her countenance was restored, and a
sweet unearthly beauty settled oil her
features. Then, yes, ev.eti then l
adored her, 1 loved her so deeply and
*o ardently 1 would not lor an eternity
of bliss, that she had been another’s
hr id e!
The bridegroom with his smiles soon
came. The bridal pair stood by the
alter ol their religion. The aged father
was beside his young and angelic
daughter ; he s emed like an aged oak,
she his pride and hope, the young
sapling nourished at his feet, o’er whom
his branches hung and protected from
the wild winter’s blast.
The Holy man lifted the book
Adelia lifted her eyes and
—‘a moment o’er her face,
A tablet of unutterable thoughts
Was traced and th ui faded as it rime.”
and her soft eyes beaming with love
and tenderness, rested oil hint whom
“Adelia, thy bridal hour has come 1”
l whispered m her ear.
A piercing shriek—a fiendish laugh
—echoed among the deep arches of
that venerable pile.
“Oh. Albert!—not now !”—a dagger
glistened in the air—“help my husband
—lather —1 am murdered,” the victim
of my love and vengeance sank, her
life blood flowing at that alter’s font.
“Oli, cruel obdurate Mordaunt! But
I forgive thee my death, as 1 pray heav
“Sydney, thy bride is dead ! Re
tnembe1 * Albert .Mordaunt to tliv grave,”
The menials that should have stopped
me stood back aghast, as they beheld
the bloody weapon and my counte
nance gleamed with hellish malice.—
Some few attempted to stay my flight,
as well might they have stemmed ilm
mountain torrent m its wrath 1 bull
ed them from my grasp and casting”
them on that floor, now cosecrated by
a (Hire and noble victim; another eohl
laugh of triumph hurst from me, wliic.it.
made each listener pale with fright. ;:r
I turned upon them from the portals.
The courage which all in that assotr
lily for a moment lost, I knew woi
soon return aud seek the tunrdtrr
their joy—the ot tlq* 1
man’s heart—the rival, es lira f.
-1 joined mv brave bv.i./l
and found them read.- / or Mis
And a fit welcome did the
mistress of pis'ice ! '• £' v ° Him
came and at tlieo pursuers
raging like Was Sydney!
vengeane,. ( 1 . V'A'f tilld swearing
The b»"- J “*’*-*l
..a* ol peasantry who had
I ourrted to those mountains m their zeal
‘ to avenge the death el their umtree