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PEI5CIPLES, not' MES.
VOL.. XXXl.-W HOLE NO.
3WMTY YEARS AFTER: MAR
. Ihniloi ear and petty itrifr,'
That trary day rround tu '
j JIow iwaat U laa auch ilia bthlnd, I ;.'
.o .Ab4 mU repoaa lo wanflad talad, !H . "7
, -.-By ttriiying trough iko.e woods so wild,-.
ABdUatlnj obm mora Uk a tM4, I ,iI
m.ThoaA tu ..'...1
.seTaoagb many ysara bar paiMiTamyj ci j
. ,ndthoe- and far. hara mad. ma gray-.. 71
Still youthful sports delight ma;
( . And alUh. seeooi of other days.
My 'po'uin hunts and (choul-boy plays,
' Come often frepli to me ngaio,
" IRcriv'ing in. as summer rain ,! '
Herire! the plants around me. ' '
, And now and then some soothing chime .
Ilo'l back for n e the wheel of time,
And there she atnnjj before mo !
The fwet..it girl I erer know, "'
With henrt ss pure as morning di-w, '
.is With all the charms of " ewei t sixteea,"
. i More lurcly than an eaatern queen, '
. IIi. very girl (bat bound m..-
' Ah! bound me heart and hand fur life, '
Boraue the Is so goods wifo 1
And boon companion for me. -Her
forth now mukes me prlue hcTUHire
t Than ever beauty did before.
And all the wrinkles oa lirr brow
Hut uiuk. me love her bettor ,
As yenrs co'mo tcaling o'tr me.
THE SEW-SAW OF FORTUNE.
T.T mtUHE IHATEI.1N.
Iteppolay fast asleep on his pallet, after
tho loils of the day. . He was b poor but
handsome fisherman, inhabiting Genoa la
tS'ipfrlm, then ill the h-cighth of her splen
dor i but a in the ci ty of marble 1 alaces
hovels will ralfcR (licit humble- hendi in
tho vicinity of the piincelr abodes, just ns
tattered beggars elbow the rich rrnnin
crowd, no wonder if Ihe neighborhood
of even carriages bearing their sumptu
ously cl.id fi eights som-e to the opera,
nd otheri to ft file nt one of (lie lordty
tuanin, illominitet' a giorm ns the 1 1 nl
ixnt tay-MW -oi;il to -daylight for' the
occasion.' ' ,". 8 -iiu .w . nt'
. All of a tuddeii in) inlciise liijrlitne s
lit op Ilcppo's garret, and he wake.think.
inj the sun 'must 'I e already high in the
heaver.8, w lien he ocrc eived, lo his t ur
prise, a woman of radiant beauty standing
besidti ni xki-Ii. To bis itKpiiiiig
tetiered as it was with i aspect,
the fair stiaiigcr teplicd, ,"You have eo
cf; in tailed upon my name, that 1 have
ul last complied with your wishes."
PurJ.m rue fair laxly," said IVppo ;
l1we oiusl In- wtuie uiislukc. How ooul-d
1 take the liberty of Mimnioiiing you lo
lay poor abode, when 1 do not even know
your name?" '. '
.."Men call me Fortune," resumed the
hdy, "and all sorts of Hutu-ring epithets,
tien lliey want to gain my g o I graces j
though they generally finish ' by abusing
w, and stylo me hklo, nay, cruel, even
when 1 have granted all their wishes." i
4 1 may, pei hapa, have called your lady-
ilrp enpriciou," said Peppo, in u contrite
tone ; "but never cruel, since having never
given me anylhing, you could not take
my all away, as you -did my neighbor there
in Iho great house, the Marchesse
."Jlushl" interrupted the lady, "I did
netuke farthing from him j but hellung
t sway, as bo many of you do. And
though I have knocked tmicc at his door,
1 have an objection to knock the third
time, especially as so. many people fchut
their doors in my fue
", "Lidy, if you will only knock once at
mine," said Ueppo, coaxingly, I will be
)our humble servant forever."
' ''You will probably grow saucy, like all
I).-. 1 ...l.... I r.,..tf nt,l t'ni-lllnn
i"w ivnb 11 IIUIII 1 llttt.i, oim v.i i u i. -
"However, I have a mind just lo try you,
nd that Is why 1 came to you, according
to a favorite mode of mine, during your
leep. What is it you wish for?"
"I wish to lie rich," said lleppo; 'for
it would bo delightful to sit eating ices all
lylorg in the hot weather, instead of
working. I am tired of toiling incessant
ly." - -
"Yet you are young nd strong," ol:
wed the lady. '' ,' -
-"Besidos, 1 should like to wear a mantle
nd sword,", continued -'lleppo,-already
Muming tho dignity of the position ho
corned, r- . c'-j . .(j
''Well," replied Fortune, "it shall be
you fiisli, only on oertain renditions.
l'l.. I . . 1. . f l. A
'in.li we nesiow Dcnents, wo nave a ngiit
lo exact something in return. You shall
Ui richest man in ; Genoa, if you
"I accept lh iitliiion. blindfold, oh.
0sl benelWni n.l.l. Mclaimed
rpa. - , . is
"Know. I linn " lim liwle: "iliAt tli.
Bombers of this great family of hMBiaitriw-yw martyr to the gouf mdigesUon, na
kwi(l are Dorneiuallv ridina on a tew-eaw. ft ooaiplication of diaoasos brought on by
w vorpoa a y ru ni on a us Wi
vi Ynim, e yen morian imiia.
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r '"-i"6 "nil, sum eurowj
Bum Muxj.onu tlin I think it time toanquot, to play the. part or a modern husband hext oMained'a'phlid of noua o
lor litem. gt.tly. or alptly, m Iho Taunltaa. . - ..,- ! t ana, and had pye thl,,a0 aflbrd Lim
. ny M ; thougl, man, aa wrc '.ho Oh, tliat I puld change all this flip, an opportulty of pbkouing both tho W, r.
trouble, M'l hayo ' nlrendy l.intcd, by pcry.lo Iccomo a sturdy potter I ". , Thua Only th prinde,a, having boco.ne M
aqunndmug mo on the cost of a dio, or ,m lis unromantio lamentations. , Luainted with the secret ' f Lia'patst life
v""'. urel"w n""y rationat, j ;
, U PPpns, I isfi to txMt onoof . I
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plank, nnd ln'lnniW nr. rJf 1 '
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ten thous.'ind. and f Imvn lt-ni
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Boppo resumed his llmnks, i;d then
inquired pfter the renditions. :
"I will tell you," suid the Goddess, "Aa
I do not want just now to create any new
millionmres, 1 can only jiJIow you lo eX.
ehurge your existence .vith that oi somel
WCaltllV mail. Who WlJI le rAtfA in Intro
w w . x - v. ew IIVII ttlt t I (il'll II 1
up your fishing net in exchange."- t?y wandered toward another equipage.
"Poor devil V cried Tleppo, ' pat roclz- "'This seems lobe a younger man," said
lnfe''-': lie to his patroness, "and by his elegant
"And consequently," continued tho (urn 'out he mu.t fee tich as the oth
lady, unheeding his .interruption, "you or."
mutt take all the ireunislances of his Again llcppo was told to peer into his
being rough or smooth, just as they hap- inmost soul nnd what did he find ?
pen to lie. Save thin littl i.iov'wo, you ,
i-hxill choose nmong tho wealthiest and
the noblest of (he gorgeous city. Now,
"Oh, beautiful Goddess! how have I de-
wiTeituth magnificent iienerosiiv ?" he'
vi-n-u, n.ieuiy loiiowmg me ridunl hdv
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our oi ins garret, mid contemptuously
kinked the door to as he left.
At the fool of thestairs Fortune stepped
onto her wheel, which serves her as a car
riage, and motioning j'epp'o lo take his
place beside her! oil' they glided, invisible
to all mortal, eyes, along the streets ami
On reaching the above mentioned illu-
minated mansion, the lady mid, "1 will
take you amongst all the fine people,
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unit i uii limy iiiiiKn y -iwr riinice.
That will be easy enough, I thould
think," obtcrved Ileppo
a ''IVilup eaid she. "Do you fancy,
now, that nil my votaries are hajipyT Alas,
those who liflvn been rimiil inr tvilli mo
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iiviii mmuuiwu, uui;ii iiiiuiv iiiu iiiu "iiiii-
est companion in thovoild. It is only!
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those who have, lost me, or never pn-
ri rri u ill?, i nil ii.nrtc tl til Hill y Ul uu. j
These reflections were above the li.-hcr.
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man's iinder.slandii.g, in his present ex-
ciieu Male : seema winch the 'oldcss
. ... . . . '
stiiiW bcnk'naiitly, in",: "I have a
kindly leelinu for you, l'.eppo, because yiiii
ha-e abvays been an honest, hard working
tel low therefore, -1 will cive you the ,
means of mukini
(lowing you with the pewer of seeing nt a
glance the precise position of the nun
with whom you are about to barter your
Just at that moment a gorgeous car
riage, nil over gilding, nnd drawn by four
prancing grays, dashed nlong, when lleppo
i i i i :-...
"Dehold his inmost thoughts!" cried
Fortune, waving her hand. .' "
And as fVppopeviied through the small
pane behind the carriage, he could read
tho conscience of the' occupant as in in
open book liny, better, for lleppo was no
icholnr; and what were bis terrible rcvo
lations? ". , ., .
( ."It was just at surh nfftt as lhi, and
in tho same princely mansion," said the
still, small voice, "that seven yeau ngo I
stabbed a hated enemy m ho was sipping
an ice in the round room, and secreted
myself behind a statue on , hearing the
sound of footsteps. The pi inces. servant
was the first to find Ihe corpse, and gave
the alarm ; but as he alonu h.idj.ucn seen
to approach tho room, and I hnd - taken
care to uso a knife belonging to the house,
he was accused of my crime.. I was too
cowardly to reveal Iho truth, and he suf
fered the extreme penalty, of the Jaw in
my place ; and now whether waking or
sleeping, in bed or at tho banqueting-tan
bio, two phantoms ever stand at my side.
Yes, what money luive I not lavished o
have masses said for their souls? And
tnen those drops of blood that rould iiev
er be washed out from the marl le floor of
the room ugh ! it makes mo shudder
whenever I am obliged to tread on it!'
"Gracious heaven 5" cried lleppo, turn
ing pale. "I would not be in, his. shoes
for all Iho world! Let's try that other
carrage." . ; '".:.
In it s;ita portly man, wearing clothes
heary with embroidery, a diamond hilled
sword, a costly gold chain, and lace finer
lhan a spider's web. that had been man
factured in Flanders expressly, for him. -
ln short,' all: tlwj appurtenances of im-
menso wealth surrounded aim. : ui ne
uii'ii"" . o '
his own Intemperance, which now pun-
tit- I lc in awav all rol -
itni". .i o -
eitgeny e.xciiuiiieu, j.uuy, iimy i j-'i '""', , , , .
his shoes?" pointing to the ocsupaat or,,,irI a'"1 iUf C,'0W,I, wc," Pn(:l"8
CLEARFIELD, PAf WtlDNESCATfp JAN.P 13,; "1865.
imi ,or ioo, inu roaucing Him when at s
um wiu never ac, sa.U Boppo. " for
cat my crust with a relish J ahould be
.".. ,. u i gaiung inio
vem - K " . . ... I
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Vrien.i Hnnn ...w . .i. i. I
ri",--i" -I - . i-tw
tvi.7UT.niii, luniunu vuuu 1 1 iui i
me? 1 thought you only bnrgnined
? be. rich ; and now you want health and 1
youth, and i very thing be-side. Tho roor j
might well giumble if tho rich had all the
" Uut it would not be pleasant to erox
r.1,1 in nirloi- in 1
The seemingly wealthy tnnn was ns poor
m hiimelf- nay, poorei f r not enly hal
he nottg.igcd every inch of hind he pos-'as
Sesed to feed his passion for grnil ling,
but Iho verv clothes on hi. back, his .or.
rants' liveries, tho com Inat fe.l his lik-h 1
1 horses, were obtained on "credit.
" I nm beltei' ns I nm " t H..r,i.,i nfior
this inspeulion. I
They had now reached tho illuminated
,.nl,... A vni.n., ,n no I. '
J '"o ao uiiiiiiiv M.i
Adonis, and who wore his ma.u!e will. '
inimitable crace. had inst nliuhted from 1
hi carriage to joir. the throng of elegant
revellers. I here was a le nd of chivalnc
loldness in his attitude, as his hand rest-
cd caie!sly on his sword, that took Hep-
po's fancy amazingly. At this time ho
suiu, - lueiuiiiKi i tnouKi woreilip my
self, could I become such a young cava
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I.oiik lii'loi-e von lciiii." cried Ins rnn.
luctrcss. . ...
Alas, tins lianuMinio vouni; man was
i t..... i,;m.uti r., . I
viii tiiii tv. cii.il. .iiiii-cii .1-.
of hours at the princely , and fien
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.votibl dofl his gorgeous suit to light a Uu-
l .. l.:..l. ,. ,.., t.. 1.. 1 1. a .L.i 1.
t:i, " u it. it im. wt.ij iw it... a., i.i .itvuru.u
of one of tho combatants, in an obscure
'street, with the brothrr of girl he hud
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ocirayeu. .uouiu no sur.-ivu urnn ijiu s
art-ray, he had appointed to meet on the!
follow iug iiioiniiig a j.'alous husband who
had ti nt him a challenge, for having
found I in; under his wife s balcony at a
" It wou.d be provokirg to .oso one's
life just on becoming rich! "raid Hep; o, '
slinking uii head. "?o I 11 not gel into,
l.l. . .AA. nil ..I. "
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Lot . enter he garden behind tho
paiace, said roriuiio; and we suau see
I ue caruen was III UP UII COIOICU
i no g:u uuii i us
u.e nvmnes ,,., ng u. n-....,o. u,
"' """i i"- on Washington. ' I revolver, hade me delend myself like a
Italian atmosphere, beppo . seauh.ng ( Tlic iccon1 W11S in ,7. called ' Shay's ' ,nlln) aml theIl went l0 tho wood- t0
glance soon divcl into the inte. icr of the Islm-ectio.i," in Massachusetts. . -I daiy wolk i ,irl)ca lh reVoIver play
palace, where ho perceived a luiinUr of, The third was in 1794, popularly called fullv in n)). r)0cket. but could not wholly
gueiis gaiuercn rouiui nui;im
table, placed in ono of the window rcoes-'tnja7
ses : loi eiiKtiv miiviil; niriii hub ii.iuti
r. il. i I. I
was a Hand-
some cavalier, who kept throwing down
I irge sitiKcs, anu uniting, innguiug im Jtcrfcs county as the ".V.hreckenzeiteii."
flirtiii! in 'he intervals of each loss, which or "leign of Terror." The federal troops
beseemed to bear with magnanimous in-'took ono of the "editors of the . l(ir,
difference. J Judge Snyder, t the maiket phico and
"He must be very rich," observed horse-whipped him, which ended tho in
Heppo. . ,, j surreeiion.
!'. I'hja m.irning he was still on tho up-, fni) n ftli instance was in ISM, by the
pcrmost end of my see," replied tho god- Hartford Convention of the ' Federal
dess : "but I have abandoned him. nnd :ai
his last thron'.to night will leave him in
the doplhs of poverty."
" Alas ! how littleyou seem to pity your
victims! " said lleppo. "Hut see! hero
comes the master of the mansion himself
tlie prince! His w;fe U the most beauti -
ful ol won en! Now, kind goddess, here's
a man who is rich, handsome, munificent
. r I'd fri - i'.i
ami in me primo oi me. i nis is iu
I should covet . You can scarcely pick
a hole in his coat !
. .. .
Look !" cried Fortune. ; I
And the prince's inmont thought be
came known to the fisherman his past
present and future, llo was a gloomy
jealous husband, who had poisoned his
first wife on mere suspicion. Being now
madly jealous of his second wife, a beau
tiful Greek, and suspecting she had play
ed him lalse, he had stolen, like a mid
night assasin, into the presence of an god
pope, belonging to the Greek Church in
Genoe, who wai the guardian of the prin
cess's conscience ; and with a drawn
.ord, compelled the old man to reveal
the secrets of tho confassional, and sign a
deed that she entertained tt cuilty patnon
fjf a young Ionian, who' had followed, her
I - .. , ,
to Genoa. The unhappy pope expi.ad
1 of frtcht and sha ne before the pnnre had
fo.treated from hit lioiise. The jealous
had resolved to be beforehand with him
and 'the bottle of wino waY already (Irni;-
gen wnn i ue treaclirona liquid, 'piircbna
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mi imin uie mine oui lonuiio teller, l ii.it
. t . . . . .
"'' i enu nib career uiai very nigm. .
iisiimian s ii ii' I acre J. " lo you
bestow your girt, on .none but wick .id
people " .aid ho to the goddess.
N0t co," replied the lady';' -it is not mv
fault ir people pervert m gilts, t ' tuld
y0ll i, would bo diffioult for you to make
choree." ' "
Again HVppo mtisleroJ tho brilluint
throng in the garden, and pointed to a
man with aline, grave countenance, who
wai slowly pacing a retired alley, s;iyi ng
" lie, at any rate, looks grand, and noble
nnd wise j and 1 think I -nay safely take
his coiiHcience upon me."
You shall learn his thoughts al this
miment." said the lndv : when tlm fiJ.er
man peering into Hie depths of his mind
into a pool of clear water, htard him
thinking ; must find the spot where
film m.mnbin, nln,r f.,r I f..nl I uin a
take root " - I
Whit .'.bUr.li is be tnlki.,..?- inn,,!,.
7 Tt.it.n "
"The Tbberisli of one who will oo l.e1
a confirmed nuniac," replied Dame For-'
H r . . .1
(UHVt IIU M IIIIIVH, I'M UUIIJ, H .""j 1 1 1 J I
imrt in the drann r.f life, nnd ndiml- lo1
himself tl, m-ri of ,l.Mwi r. i-.n.P-
yon, entrusted to his guaidiatihip. lie
shut the young man up in a mad house, I
where ho became really nind, ami died,
and now, by a just decree of Providence,
be U himself growing mad, and feels tho
infirmity creeping upon him."
" 1 have seen enough." Set mo down 1"
said henpo. " I had rather ca on foot nil
. . .. .
mr , .....1 ...
J V...I . Ml, lit:., nil . titiiiu
hour, than bear tho heavy ' burdens of
lluwe him fiillr. " . I
v.. i . i i i i
iti nuiiiiLT nun ti i.hkcu, aniljumpeil
down from Fot tunes wheel, than he found
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himself ho knew nut by what means, ly-
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rig u. i, , i iril 111 llli) gllll el.. 1 HO Hint
faint rays of lln rising sun were shining
in nt his window, lleppo rubbed his eyo
i . . .. i i . . i . .
. . . ...
and btar.'d aiiout lnm
i wonder if it was a d renin nfter all ? "
said he. "Hut any way, I thni'ik thee.
O Fortune! for, though leaving me as be
fore, without cither cold
oi land, thou
hast bestowed upon me tho priceless
treasure called CoXTrsil
Scan1 of History. There have been
. r. ..
l" Pmiic attempts to ae.y me auinon-'
,yoflc Federal Uwernment ince it,
formation. " I
The first was in 1782. and was a consul-
army to consolidate the thirteen States
nrv nt innm nf Ik i.i nf I i. F,u ..
,to one, and conler the supreme power
"the N hiskey Insurrictioii oi i ?nsyiva
The fourth instance was in 1790, by tho
opponents of the .Sedition laws, known in
The sixth, on which occasion the diflVr-
cnt sections of the Union came intocol'.is-
;on Wlis jn 20. under the adminislra-'
f,n of President Monroe, and occurred
on the nuesiion of the admissicn of Mis
',ouri ini0 ti,0 union.
piie scventh was a" collision between
the jgUiat,,,- 0f Georgia and the Feder-
c . .
nj Oovernment, in regard to certain lands
ivnn i,.. ii,. ittltr t0 the Creek Indians.
i o '
The eighth was In with the Uier-
okecs in Georgia.
J-"Come here, my lad," said an at
torney to a boy of about nine ywirs old.
"A case is between lh devil and the peo
ple which do you think will tie most
likely to gain the action ?". The boy- re
plied i It will be a hard squoete: the
tieoplo have the most money, but the dev
il has the most lawyers." ..
irfi-A western editor, in civing an ac
count of tornado, heads it as follows
"Disgraceful thunder storm." By refer
ence to another article in the same paper
it will be seen that he had got two para
graphs mixed, for the other is bended.
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"Destruc ive street fight-a
nan , norce
AN INDIAN ADVENTURE.
I was the acknowledged hello of Clin
ton, a small villagn bordering on the wes
tern wilderness. I could out shoot any
one, even the old woodmen that thronged
o jr. village. My mother was kept in per
petuV. alarm by my daring exploits ; in
Tact, as the old trappers said, I was cut
out for a back woodman's .wife. 1 had
two lovers, then ; ono was Harry Chever
ly, and the other MarLRtaliaoo' Halo:
'."heveily was a splendid specimen of an
American back ivojdraan, with a heart
d uo as .teal ; and, to, my . inexperienced
eyes, be was the very personification of
Mark Ituthson was contrary to him in
e.ery respect. Handsome ho was, but
on h:s face was such a smooth, hypocriti
cal expression that I perfectly detested
l.ir.i ITa u. i. ...
io ovcihcu ii'iiro oi my uisuko,
and assuming an air of injured inr.ocence,
he pressed his suit with the utmost zeal.
One evening, as I was riding out, enjoy
ing the mountain scenery, I approached
a little eminence on which there was a
thick growth of underwood ; as 1 passe"
it, Mark liuthson rodo out und joined inc
ite pressed his suit with his usual fervor,
uu "Jl'ocnt.cal lace looking, if possible,
l".0ro ,crulliivo than ever. He finally offer-
m" 1JanU 0tlU lieurt- UlwS
my seat, I said :
. M"rk Ku!1'so. a wordt can express
, , 1 , f" J'U : a,,dl if 'ou in
SUU IUe Bgrtll. I Will COwllidyuU. sir 1'
I i I Ml
" "f0.uM h "mpoasiMo to depict the
exrressl011 nge that swept over his face,
- - . ...I- II .. 1. ,,
mark my words:
will be revenged !'
I Casting him a glance of unutterable
contempt, I whipped up my horse and
soon loit sight of him.
The next day Mark Ruthson left the
village, and weut no one know where. A
year from that day Hurry Chevelry nnd 1
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U'nl'A It. u cr in. niln . 1 1. l.lA...: . 1
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ureiiua, Duincu lur uie n ctiern wnaer-
j will 11SS Over A ' 1 f
, ' Pss er ft Pcl 101 0 ten years,
uuini n inuii a suusiannai log camn naa
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it a hillo I'tilace. Our hearts were also
our little Eddie, tho imago
r I is r tl r
und a noble little fellow
About this time we heard news of tho
deprcda'ions that the Indians were com
mi ting, by some papsing stragglers which
filled us with temporary uneasiness, but
our fears soot: parsed away, and we regar-
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uum nitjBu itrutia i irraiijr v aiiui hivu
or totally untrue.
One evening l;ddy returned (rom his
il-i.lv rnrililn l.i-itiiriiiiv it il Ii liitn a ttY.na
8illi ,vi)ich ho said he had found in the
' U This filled mo with alarm and
uneasiness. ! felt a presentiment of com
ill5 next morning i mciitioncil my
fcars to Harry, but he only laughed at my
r... . . ...
,orror,and playfully handing u,e a little
divest myself of my fears, .
For an hour I sit in . mv low rockinc
..i,,;. ,..;.!. mv child it mv side, counline
j lhe ,uiliutcs as they How, when my alien-
tion was attracted by a noise in tho oppo
site side of the room. Looking quickly
around, to my dismay und terror 1 saw a
dor.in Indians evidently just returned
from war, each braringliis bleeding scalp.
The foremost advanced and appeared to
the chief of (Le party. Ho approached
and would have laid lough hands on me,
when my dulling boy raised himself to his
full height, his blue eyes flashing, deman
ded what they meant by there intrusion,
and how they dare lay violent hands on
The chief paid no attention to him, but
bade his wan bus bind us, which was
quickly done, ond, after a few moments,
lo the chief retired in conmlta'-ion ; when
seizing tho opportunity, 1 scratched on
the wall ;
'Harry, we are in the hands of tho In
dians." . .
The chiefs soon returned, nnd were
borne with rapid but noiseless steps into
the depths of the wilderness. . The chief
vho had bound us now attracted my at
tention. I was sure I had seon him be
fore, where, I could not say.
Three days and nights without stopping
we were ' borne ' away from home,
and the fouthday we stopped ir. a small
hollow, which I found strewed with bones
and skulls. While contemplating this
scene with horror, I looked up, and the
Indian chief stood before me.: 'With : a
sneer over hi- dark features, he . aaid, in
good English i - -
Though you have forgotten me, Jane
Mannering, for so I will call you, I have
by no means forgotten you."
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'Who are you?' said.I. r .' -;
'I am Mark Ruthson,' the chief replied.
nd in those painted features I remem.
berca the hypocritical face of the consum
mate villain, .......
There wasno pity in his revenceful
heart, and I read our doom in those hard
features. - ;
'Do you see yonder tree.' said ha in '
quick, sharp yjicc. 'Before the night ynuc
boy will be bound to that tree, and his
young scalp will be clipped from his head,,
by my savage friends, and you will remaia,
and in the morning will share hia fate.'. -
A scornful silence was his answer. . O
how qnickly the day flew and the - niht
approached ; and just as twiliglit was set t
ting in, . a ruthless savage seized him
roughly ly the arm and bound him to the
tree. First, he waved his tomahawk over
his head to frighten him but the boy'a
blue eyes !ooked steadily at the savage in
scorn, and his cheek never blanched, tn
rage nt his utter scorn, the Indian raised
his tomahawk for the last time. Instinct
ively my hand rested on my revolver, t
feltsjreofmy arm- I raised it, slowly
pointing it at the savage's heart and fired.
With a frightful yell ho sprang into the
air and fell dead. "
With scream of rajethe Indians rush
ed upon me; another ono fell by my re
volver. Again I attempted to fire, but
my pistol snapped j throwing it away I re.
signed to die; and, just as the foremost
Indian was about to sink his knife in my
bosom, the sharp crack of a rifle was heard
and tho Indian fell, bathed in his own
blood. The next moment the stalwart
Hurry Chevelry leaded into the ring. All
tho Indiaus fled but their chief, who rush
ed upon my husband, shouting.
'Uu! Harry Cheverly, revenge at la.xtl'
and pointed his pistol, which missed fire.1
The next moment my huEband's knife
was in the renegade's heart. Oar meet
ing I need not describe. Harry had seen
tho lines I wroto him, nnd that of my'
child. We were troubled no more with
savages, for tho next year old Tippecanoe,
with tho avenging riflemen underJ hia
command drove away and cleared the fori
est of our dusky foe. '
A Dangerous Game at Poker. ' '
A contributor to tho c3fiirir e the Time
thus describes a scene at the Anthony
House, in Little Rock, Arkansas t - '
Late ono bitter cold night in December,
some eight or nine years ago, L '
came into the bar-Toom, ns usual, to take
his part in whatever was going -on. For
some reason, the crowd had dispersed
sooner than was customary, ftiid but two
or thrro of the townsfolk were there, to
gether with a stranger, who had arrived
a half hour or longer before, and who,
tiied, wet, and muddy from a long Ar
kansas stage ride, his legs extended and
slices off, was consoling himself with two
chairs and a nap opposite tho centre of
the Mazing log tiro. Any one who has
traveled until ten o'clock, in a rough win
ter night, oreran Arkansas road, can ap
pivciato the comfort oi the fruition before
that fireplace. '
The drowsy example of the stranger
had ils effect on the others, and L
who too a seat in tho corner for a lack
of converation was re iuced to poker
for amusement. He poked the firo vigo
rously for a while until it got red-hot,"
and becoming disgusted was about to drop
it nnd retire, when he discovered the
gre.H toe of tho stranger's foot protruding
through a hole in one of hi socks.
Here was relief to L . Hn place!
thepo';er within a foot of the melaft
choly sleeper's toe, and began slowly
lessen tho distance between them ; oneYy
one the otheis, as they caught the jokn,
began to open their eyes, and being awa
kened, mouths expanded into grins and
grins into suppressed giggles and one
incontinent fellow into a broad laugh.
Closer nnd closer the red hot poker near
fd towards the unfortunate toe. The
heat caused thoileepcr restlessly to move
his hands. L -was just nbout W
apply the poker, when a sound of clink 1
click ! arrested his intention. The latter,
with one eye open, had been watching,
his' proceedings, and . silently brought a
nislnl in bfiir iinon L " In Vole
iust audible ; ho muttered in a lone of
J . ... J, Tl
great determination ,
"Jest burn it I iuru ill Jelt burn' It!
and I'll be d d if I don't stir yott
up with a thousand hot pokers' in twe)
seconds!' . ..... .. , t. ,.,
r .aid down the poker initanter, ,
... .i .... .
and remarked . .
"Stranger, lot's take a drink. , lo fct(
gentleman all of you." '. ''.' ' " '
-afterwards said they were thi
cheapest drinks he ever bought. ' . ' '"
'HyA man is obliged to keep hir 'froiii '
when nobody will take It. o'T ' '" '