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BY 0. X. WORDEN & J. K. CORNELIUS.
ESTABLISHED IN 1813....WIIOLE NO., 730.
LEWISBURG, ILMOX CO., PA., FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1858.
An IxDErEKPEXT Family Nevts Jorn.vAL.
At $1.50 Pes Year, alttats in Al-vaxce.
The Skeptic and his Daughter.
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Aiu '1 gaTbr r.oj piucra.
To II. ;m v- ic-t- j-r:u,x i f i e
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tT p'Jr ti.r llt-jT- r.j hath bi.ivj
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T! " frewn u; n t!.-t varrior bro
J'-i a c! :J awy,
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That fj'W.ti u-t lAi ihtt Jay ;
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My ilauht-r, tia iL.u Jif ."
MOM)lV. IIV IT,
Letter from a Graduate.
Cclvmlus, O , May 5, 1?5S.
Mt-sas. Kdit us ' Oit tlaiiks are
Ja?," 35 jou prof-.isors of tie 'D.pi-ic,
udJ ecrsjora" My, to yourselves cr EOiae
LjJj c'e f.Ta cpj of tbe Chron,!e c jD
tjinin aa account of tbo la?t Cj'.'.c3 aud
ffjiuiuarj- Ksaajicali.-u?. Truly, it came
a? "g-)2l news fr.ai a fai coautry," and
revive J the JrJor leg hope (f erbafj fai!a-:
cijj-) tbat ia tbe cheribed place where
cace I ouaiburej sj miny, 1 Lave CDe
Ati'''rntbn rm1"- !
Wbatever the sp"irit that sent it,one thin
is certain it was received cra'efjll- and
at ouce read through with enthusiasm,
'alverti-em-nts andV.l " and subeo-aent-
1- revieT" 1 carefu'lv o that in tndpnt'
pirlanc?, I am, if subjected to that ordeal,
"ready for examination, and sure to get
10." And what trains of thought it star
ted I what slumbering memories it awa
kened 1 what tiles of emotion it raised '.
It gave me a practical lesson iu "associa-
tion of ideas.-' Every caption went sweep- i
in thr.-.nl. mv m,.1 t.,,r, in
full view the scenes of former years, as a
Etcra-wbcci steamboat tows a score or two
of coal-scows dowa our Ohio. I can easily
imagine Low the singing of the Swiss na
tional ballad in Egypt should so remind
the Swiss mountaineers of their mountain
Lome as to make them desert from Napo
leon's army. If a higher authority than
the edict of the ' Irn man of Destiny"
cid not bind me to lJuekeye land,I should
soon be seen strolling through your streets,
as, eleven years ago to day, whn, Laving
strayed away from Muncy Hills, I came
stalking and stariDg into your literary
town, aa adventur- r after literary laurels
How that enterpriz" failed it is unneces-
sary to remind those whose minds run
back a- far as or whoe eyes may run
over this cpi:le ' Such bein the case I
.-. .r '
vcL-iu il ui I a rain our L I m n orr -l npn ,n rrn.n
Ilegira, to '-bring cs
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special' the arch
only hope whfneTc'r '
' f . l
; is inquired lor, and
vieits," which are my
t i .i-; .' :i n.
ueuec i. .uu taw v-e i.,ug t . uuuucu sei oi.a - ;i,,.,-tii, r i i-i I t t ' t
so much that I presume if I were to pass i idlteii ci,hcr b ihr's 01 bJ tbe presence cod'd obtain this I should be very comfort- rent of thc river, aud in the darkness of , pr any noFe cf f
.,r. .,!, ,!,. i.:.i. of a foreigner, fori had scarcely snoken ' able at night, I looked around for it and : the night make our escape beyond the j ,DS tbe perils to be enc
immortal z-d Jonah I should be seen
stal e- oc the seashore inquiring for Nin-'
eveb with that "tin box" in my hiui ;
In'sho'rt circumlocution aside you may
be sure that I remember and love Lewis-'
bare and ever shall Thoe s'rects and
strca'ms and buildings and fertile farms
and far off hills and a thousand loved spots
and above all my honored "Alma Mater '"
are all ineffaceably dauerreotyped on my
mini. c i
-And iocfh;;tht ist tricot tioosbttmi of teiing'
Eittlwich.ri-b-.i thii Me from my Mrt.-
I wrote to-day from Kev. Mr. Fiich-
mond's; took dinner, a few days ago.witb s0 that I was completely encased by steel drew b's sword with an apparent determi- one Ee'z-d l'0 J'aog tigers upon bis and reasoned with bim about his exposure, ' there was no rest for him. He was be
Rev. Mr. Dickinson ; and expect to spend poiuts touching me. I could not move nation not to give up Lis prize and Lis ; PrcT- Tbcv ot bo'd of Mr. Kincaid's , telling him how unaccustomed he was to tween Lope and fear as to the success of
part of this week at Rev. Mr. Hayhurst's. ; without feeling the points of their spear, snare cf the plunder without a strugglc.at j sloc and co"ar and dragged in every di-' go without clothicg, and to sleep without his escape, knowing well that if detected
I hope to visit Lome, next summer, if not
this. Health acd success to you and all
yours except politics. 1 am a democrat
etill 1 Iljrrilh Jictu.'! But I have been '
so La?y I Lave not Lad time to turn, oil
ui co mueu oi a lennsyivania Dutchman
.aaea uiC a JOUg tlillC. .ALUMMS.
:ht clad to hear from tno amnn,
tbe ino't useful ard unforgotten cf tho full immediately commenced trinpinfr mc swords were drawn, and with dreadful im- jacket, shirt, pantaloons and abacs, leav
grown children cf the University at Lewis- TheJ took bat aa a ghocs and ctet i precations and yells, they rushed towards ' ing bim without a vestige cf clothing,
burg. His excuses for retnainmg among ' J . 1 , as if to destroy me. ! Recovering from the shock of this brutal
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what thcyre wouh, but we catHle i
n u;, .t.i .,.,..(,. 1
most ui ma u.u u3.-gi.iaLi ujic lit&eu ,
time to c-JDsidcr the great political isguca
e day, and call themselves Republi-:
Th'u inscrirtion it is said mav be found
Ia an Italian graveyard : "Here lies Etel-1
la, who tran.r.-.r.r.I . I., frtn
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wanstortcd a large lortune to , lUD ,uuurl3 nut oa nuore to aiviao tueir
in -sPc.f TUv, and has gnne plnnder. Nor could I keep from smiling '
orjVit." .to see tbe ludicrous .pfcance that manv :
Captures and Escapes from Robbers.
"it m ..( Hi tory 'it La!r$ f .Et. Eugenia Ktn-tn-i.
In the voar 137, Mr. KmraM uuertot'k'o
explire a n"w missionary CtM, with Tour
frienJIy nanves of the Burmese empire. They
olitaine-.l a boat, ami ascenJed the Irrawa-iy
river S.0 miles to Mopaunc.tae must northern
ci:y ( I UuraiaS, upon me snu;a sicj-c n i.ic
H::nma!ara m-oantains. Here he laaht the
knnwledre f the true Gol. and of a'valicn
tiy Jeia'chrit,1ayir.g doattles' a f.-.ndatioa
:'nr ful.ire rnlarseij rrcraiii ns. Ar.er bavins
nnJe about Si'O miles on their r.'larn, fucy
fcli successively into the hamH cf two gang"
.f tasd.ui or .heathen boricr rainaiis. His
2ci:e suireriiigs ani narrjx escapes have"
been ihss dcscriled ly th.sc who have fath
ered the incidents as they have Ciilea from
his iu fab'.ie aJiresses :
"We vfere pa5iDg gontiy don tbe
stream," said Mr. KiccaiJ, "not,bovrcTcr,
wilbout frequent false alarms that robbers
were tear, fjr we had been informed at
tbe !at village where we stopped that we
sbuull soon have tn pass through a moun
tain' as region and a deep ravine, where
tbe robbers were in great numbers. It
was about 10 o'clock in the morning I
was King under tbe ever of mv boat en-
gaged ia reading, when one of my boys
cried out, 'Teacher, the robbers.' I bad
( so frequ ntiy hear this alarm, and as frc-
' quently found it to be false, for my people
always sfiod in great fear, that I paid but
little attention to it. Again he cailed out.
'ieacLer, the robbers.' I looked out, and
sure enough there was a boat full of armed
men. I told one of the boys to bold up
the musket, the only arms we had in the
beat, and wc carried this by the order of
go-en;ni"nt, no boat being ;.ow- to go
up or down the rivers without a Hurmese
musket. The robbers, sctitig that we
were armed, went back towards the shore, :
houting. I sat duvn again unconcerned,
ani supposed that we should not rgaia be
molested. In a few minutes, however,
my boys told mo that more robbers were
approaching. This timo I showed myself
and held up the mu-ket.whcn they wheel-
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ed anout witn boats, and with loud shout-.
ing returned again towards the shore. I
st"' 'aJ ut uneasiness, and was
30011 ca?3cJ "ith my book ; but only to
it up lor increased and fearful danger.
"ila a C0UDtefaDCe manifesting great ag-
"ai.oi;, one oi my Doys cried 'U teacher,
teacher, lh2 robbers, the robbers : ana
when I stood up, to my surf rise I saw
five or six large boats full of armed rob-
bers, coming down upon us with great ra-
pidity, yelling in the most awful and ter-
rifying manner. I began to feel now
tLat "aDger was indeed near, that I was
unarmed, and all alone, for my affrighted
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aud cowardly crew Lad laid themselves
down in the bottom of the boat oa their
in the most nifpou manner
and I knew that I could obtain no help
from ihein, and that resistance under
such circumstances would be madness.
When the robbers were within hailing dis
tance, I said to them ia Burmese, their
own language, at the satno time spreading
out my hands 'Come, take all we Lave
got.' The onlv rerlv was 'Set down,
set down,' aad by this time there were ;
not less than thirty muskets pointed
m? l'oat- 1 tolJ tbcm Wllh as much
fimess and apparent indifference as I
conlJ summon up ia so trying a situation, i
lbat 1 wouM not set down for 1 knew !
thlt if 1 ttemptci to set down, they 1
wou!d have riddled me with their bullets. 1
I iW tl sni m fm tkit T sit a fir.
c'lSne' and the Governor Lad promised
h'3 rrote(:tion " me, and that if I was in-'
jured it would be at their cost. But I
- - -, ;
discovered that they were not to be intim. I
,hc last SCDtCDCC when thirty or more bul-.
leU from ,heir muskets were fired into my
boat bat through a merciful and wonder-;
ful providence, without doing any of us :
the f'-'chtest injury. I beard some of tho ,
bal!3 uiz Fast mJ eiT!i tbc struck the
boat and some fel1 int0 the ,ratcr- The '
Charge of this volley cf musketry was 1
followed by the most piercing and horrid
cries, and before I had time sufficient to ;
recover from the shock ef their fire, my '
boat was surrounded by these villainous
robbers and more than seventy spears !
errrMed lmnst rri-rv nart of mv hodv '
li n-i-h mn rd nst,;nod ..,v
,d sustained my
my presence of
into their boat '
amenced beating 1
courage. I did not lose my presence of
mind. I was ordered into their boat, '
anJ they immediately commenced beating !
m four mcn and plundering the boat of
it content, calling out to mn. 'Whera is
vnur mnm-v ?' 1 cavo them 1 I had.
Thi. hnw.rrr , nni tisfnrr TKno '.
and pantaloons, when I made some re- j
t... it 4i,. t u i
oisv.uee, .uei ioiu fcueiu lull x HUU1U UU4
be thus treated but tbey mut take me
before their chief man. By this time J
tbc bots bad reached the shore. An arm-'
ed Raard of several men was placed over !
me ; I was ordered to lie down, while
the robbers went on hore to divido their
of these wretches presented One had on
a shirr, another a vet, another a jacket,
and another a pair rf pantaloons.
There bad been nany boats robbed du -
ring this and a few preceding day., from
which they had sccurod a large amount of
plunder and a great Lumber of prisoners,
Th 'ir deliberations turned, however, upon
their foreign prison . r, and the course they
Bbould take wi'.h him pave them very
great un.a.-iness. I cull see from whero
I lay in tbe b?a that they were under
considerable excitement, and that they
contemplated getting rid cf me iu a man
ner that would caue the least trouble to
their fature security. I was not without
my fears tf the c nse'i'ience?, well know
ing that they were in the habit of destroy
ing tbiir piisoners, whenever they had a
suspicion that their e.-eipe would involve
thtra in trouble. At tbe same time I felt
that the superintending providence of (Jod
had faithfully preserved my life amidst circumstances by wLich 1 ws surrounded, 01 tue nignt. vm besides tnis Le d.d cause tae rot b.ts wcu. i say tLat was not
scenes and dangers rjuite as fearful as the ' alone, among a band cf fierce robbers, not know what would bo his fate from day all. Miny of these women, though their
one in whieh I was now involved, and I outlaws, and murderers ; their cld blood- to day, or from hour to hour, and he wa sufferings were dreadful, here the scourg
bad a faint hopa that I should be prcserv- ed determination to take my life without continually haras.-ed by impertinent ques- ing with astonishing fortitude. Tbe rob
ed. In these trvin circumstances. I lift- a single causa for convictinz me: no ' tions and the cowardly threats cf his cruel hers did not wish to put them to death
ed my heart to God ia prayer Lr his con-
titUed protection. And his love and
care were iu a mos: wonderful manner cx-
After the robber bad divide J their
spoils equally, I was sent tor to appear
bef re tbe great man of the band, their
chief. Not the least intimidated by the
presence and the near contact of these
wretched cut!as, these men of blood and
carnage, whose Vtry countenances were
enough to cause the heart tosink.I passed
wltn great indiilercncc tlirougu their cum-
Lers, until I came near to the chief, who
was seated on the "round in the centre of
the circle bis men had made around him
aad under a temporary awning, made by
the large boat sail of coarse cloth, which
was supported ia the centre by a pole and
secured at several points ia the ground by '
their spears. !
I sat down by this chief, and he entered j
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into conversation wr.a me freely as to who
I was and where I was going, and wha
was my business ; to these and many other ;
questions of a similar character, I gave ,
Dim coireet answers, and solicited turn to
allow me and my boats crew to go on our j
way, now mai ne naa ooiaiuea an our pro-.
perry, i was nuoyea up wita tne nope ,
1 , ., .1 t
'hat he would grant my petition, as be lis-,
toned very patiently to my conversation.
He was a man dignified in his appearance,
aQJ possessed an open and benevolent
countenance ; and several times while I
, - , .
sat by him, ue oetrayeu, but lora moment
o&'j at each time, his sympathy for my
condition. Noticing this trait in Lis char-
aetcr, and knowing that he had the ful-
lest confidence of Lis men, that bis word
was respected and his command supreme
among them, I thought I would try how
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fer I could gaiu upon Liui ia order to ob
tain my liberty. Having been already
deprived of my hat and jacket and shoes,
and knowing Low much I should suffer
during the night from the cold dew and
chilly night without sufficient clothing, I
asked Lim to give me back one of my
jackets; and Le immediately ordered cne
his men to give me up a jaeter, wLich
order was promptly and without tbe least
murmur obeyed. Finding some success, '
aaJ fcI1;lIe luat this wouIJ not bc enouSh i
to protect me during sleep, I again solici-:
ted him to return me a cloak, of cloth of
a coarse material, but very comfortable
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atld WcI1 maJe wLic!j 1 nad ordered from '.
Dgal expressly for this journey just
before I started, and which Lad nut been
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I'celing satisfied that if I
discovered a fellow of most desperate ap-:
Vncc, Laving all the villainy of a cold-;
blooded murderer in his countenance, to
whose lot it had fallen, sitting with it un-!
d Lim. When the chief asked for it Le :
drew il !tilI closer underneath him, as if to '
hliil but 1 P0'Dtcd il out t0 the cb'e', ;
SDd be bid b'" give it up to mo. Tho ,
Mlw, cursing, took it out, and it being j
enveloped in a coarse piece of stuff.he took ;
bo'd one end of the cloak, and finding j
that it was an article of more valua than i
be furried it to be, muttered dissatisfac-
tion, and again placed it under bim. end i
the expense of blood, and several of bis j
wild comrades appeared to rally around
b"n- I was not, however, to be deterred !
frora my purpose with these threats; I
the expense of blood, and several of his !
wild comrades appeared to rally around
b"n- t was not, however, to be deterred
from my purpose with these threats; I ;
a2ain ca"td t!j0 attention of the chief to I
my cloak, but Le turned away his head.as :
spoke, wuicu aopcareu to us a Elgnat OI
dissatisfaction, as in a moment, a hundred 1
. . . ....
This was enough. I saw that further en-
irniim vain, unil I fuel rrratod th ;
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dissatisfaction of tho chief by my earnest i
ard repeated applications for bis clcmen-
e3 and favor. There appeared now to be
great confusion among the robbers, who
were waiting about ia terrible lury. j
Soon aftcr this I was ordered to the boat j
-".a " .a.e.
under a strong guard, and was informed
that the rebbtr. wue ttinS iu council
1 anJ deliberation on mj ca-o wbctber to
i kill or release me.
; It was a state of considerable arxicty
1 and 6upen"e to me, bat I wua relieved
' ouly to maka uncertainty certain ; fir
when tlie council bruke up, the youngest
of my Uurman b -ys, a lad abi ut sixteen,
arrroaeued me, ovcrwbe.med iu tear?,
an 1 to'.d tne that tbe rjbberj hud decided
to behead tun at sundown, tbe time of
diy when all Kurman cx'.eu'ijns took
place. The knowledge ;f my sentence
was almost more than I could bear. F.r
a few minute I was completely overpow
ered, a old por-piratioa came over me,
my breathing was short and interrupted,
my mouth became parched, and uy
tengae pecme 1 to clone to tbe roof of
my mouth. It was not so iuucU tbe fear
cf death, but the character of my death,
I looked up?n tbe tlrciJfnl place iu which
I was called to uk, and tbe nature cf the
' friend to comtnuuicate with, and to toil
the state of my mind, none, peihaps, to
carry tuo tidings cf my death to Ava, to
i the mission, and to my family for it was
very doubtful then whether any of tbe
ljurmans suo Were wi;a me wouu ever
escape the sensations were ureaaful. snd
: I can scarcely bear even cow to think up-
oa them. II jwever, I recovered in a few
minutes from this state of mental ue.-pon-
dency, and thought what is this? it is
, nervousness, u wii! never do, I mast ml-
i i . . . r ... i
iy- n mis is ueatn, i must meet it witn
Christian firmness. I am still in the
hands of my heavenly I'ather, who has
oftentimes preserved me, and why need I
fair what man can do unto me ? they can
kill the body, but can not de-troy tbo
soul. I know I tuut die, ani if this is
the timo and the manner which God Las
appointed for my departure, I do resign
myself into his Almighty bands, and I
. . . ... ...
trusr, come what may, it will ad Le for
his glory. Thus I struggled with my
feelings, and reasoned with myself, until
I gained tho mastery, and until entire i
composure ana reconciliation to my late
settled over my senses. I Lad nothing :
i "o hi nut iue ume tsea upon,
mcu was wniim iwo cours, Krmy cxe- .
I,:.e '.I ... r
cation. Hut man appoints, and God dis-
appoints. I watched the fleeting moments
as they sped by, and I cjuld do: keep
my eyes off my executioners, who nppear-
ed to be engaged iu an angry war of word.-;
.1 l ,i , .nT.n.M.M ki..... .Ia....1 n ,IO
iuey utcame iouaer an j louier, and 1
found, by catching a word now and then
of tnetr conversation, that they were divi-
ded iu opinion as to my sentence of death.
A feint hope stole over me that the Land
cf God was about to be extended for my
preservation, and I uttered a prayer for
nit . . .. .
relief. The robbers drew their sword.
looked fierce, and seemed ready to plunge ;
them into each other, so violent was their
Ia a little while, from some strange cir-!
cumstance, they resolved among them-,'
selves, afrer having reversed the decision '
of my desth at sundown, to go to a vil-
"go a icw mi.es aoove and plunder its in-
habitants. Before nightfall, to my great
relief there was not a single man of the ,
lanJit 00 thc Er'-utlJ at-'i their prisoners ;
were left alone unsecured. No sooner
had tbey departed than I determined, fee- j
Lie and cxhaus.ed as I was, to make my i
escape, and toil my men that as soon as Pbaps seldom, if ever, leen trodden by
wo could get something to cat. f.r there;8 tunial leiug. Hour after hour he
was plenty of rice left ia the boat, we : watched the mountains in the distance, to
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would tako our boat, get it iuto the cur-
fear of detection." j
Aftcr effecting an escape, nothing oe-
furred t0 interrupt their security until .
iM at tLe dawn "f daJ when they saw '
a viliaSe about a abead, and as they
arproaehcd it their ears were assailed with '
tbe mo!t t6"-&' S-h oJ number of ;
armed Ljats were seen putting off from
the shore bcad them as they came )
down tlie stream. They were again in
tbo birjd3 of robbers. They soon over-,
bauIed them acd jaT SS men well ,
armed jumped into tbe boat, and each '
recuon eo iunousiy mat ne was almost
choked, aud becamo so far insensible that ',
be could not tell what be wa doing. Iu ;
this state, and perbaj s with a death strug- j
rection so furiously that he was almost 1
choked, aud becamo so far insensible that ',
De cou-u not ten wnat ne was uoing. in ;
this state, and perbaj s with a death strug-j
g'c. b threw up his arms and released 1
himsen irom meir grasp, mu, uowever, ,
vulj j,-"-, u,.u
?ain, tbey tore off bis stock, bis collar,
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treatment, he stood on his feet before Lis
fierce and cruel enemies. They then com-
mencea tying ms arms aner me manner
of Burmese criminals. Mr. Kincaid was
determined, however, to resist this traat-
menr, and told them that they should not
u" u" u
that he should resist being tied until ,
death. Wi.b thi. they set up a loud
laugh and griuned awfully af bim, but '
t-:,k .I t. ..,4 ... . 1 t
did not perUt iu tying Litn. When they
reached tba fhore, they drafted him
along soma yards from the place cf land-
ing, and there madj a ring in the fan!
around where he stood, and tuld hiiu fur
his life's take not to step beyond it. A
guard of armed robber, numbering from
fifteen to twenty, surrounded this ring,
and thus left him scarcely any chance
One of bis I!urmat, who saw and f- It
f.r bis exposed condition, to k rfT ..s
waist clotb, t'ire it iu two, and hai.del
him the one half, whieb be secure 1 around
bis waist, and in this dreadfully exposed
condition, without an article cf food or
drink except what he begged from the
women of the village, as they passed and
repassed down to the river for water, did
he remain six days and six nights, with-
out any shelter from the scorching beat
of the midday snn, or the cold damp air
tormentors, who left no means uncuipby-
cd to make his situation as miserable as
During the time that Le remained a
pnsoctr bere, ail Lis lour boatmen and
me u lu w.;a uiu: mcir isnft m iu
night. Ihe tourta and last cne, i ha-
oung by name, came to him on tbe third
day, and observing him casting his long-
, ing eyes ia the direction cf Ava, Mr. Kin-
ciid knew that he wished to inform him
of kt intention to no t.ij
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a-i arouuu uiiu i a u.suiuer, miu mou
would come near,appcaring as if ho vtih-
id aa opportunity to speak to hiui, and
Jet it seemed as if he could not Lear the
! cf going away aud leaving Lis teach
f to die by the hands of the robbers,
making his way to him, Le sat
down by Lis side and wept like a child,
tt-iling him that he intended to make his
escape that night, that tbe others had ran
, , t
away, ana it waj me on:y caance ne lj
to regain Lis liberty. Mr. Kincaid told
bim to g, and that if be ever reached
A and the mission station, to give a'l
,uu lu lormanon nc cou.a aooui nim. xie
61Te him also good council, told him nev-
" -'"o iu ue goo-a
'"ru ""-J ,u'tu' ' ""
I.rvl- nn.I ,ean Ihn. m inht ...a ift.f
again. It almost broke his neart when
he was leaving, and after going a short
distance, he slopped, and returning, said
"Tt'ichtr, J tcill ncier leave i,cu, lut
willsiay iciih y- until 1 die." This res-
UaJ- him from keeping, lut it was of no
avail, Lis mind was male up to remain as
a prisoner. Oa the very next day, Low-
CTer this faithful boy was selected to go
!nt0 t!iB interior, as the servant to one cf
the petty chiefs and a number of the gar.g
1 l-.lr .-i
Nothing more was heard of hirn until two
or tbree EoutLs afterward, when he re-
turned to Ava. Mr. Kincaid now thought
seriously of making his escape, but not
w'tcout counting the cost of tho hazard,
''e aew 'at wl3 bout two hundred
milesfrcro Ava that heshould be obliged
10 av0i'J lIje r'TLf aQJ lue lying
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' a of anarchy and confusion that
the wbo!e d". dci all the region
around, was infested with hordes of bau-
dltt and that he should be obliged to take
t0 th mountains and the mountain passes,
through an unbroken country, which Lad
8eo " he could possit ly discover any path
Lut while dread-
to be encountered, he thought
if death bad any preference, it was iu the
fft to escape, rather than by remaining
to dio by the hands of Lis cruel captors,
After much reflection, therefore, Lis mind
was made up to leave, aad he set about
making some preparation for the j jurne-y.
Being altogether destitute of clothing.acd
beginning to feel sadly the effects ef this
constant exposure, be endeavored to single
out that man of all his guard whose conn-
tcnance displayed the greatest amount of
benevolence, determining to make advan-
ces, and, if possible, obtain bis favor. ,1
Having selected bis man, he sprfce to him
a covering at nignt. ia this way he soon
won upon bim, so that he went and bro't '
him an old piece of sail-clotb, and after- 1
wards thc pantaloons of which they Lad '
a covering at night. Ia this way he soon
won upon bim, so that he went and bro't '
him an o.d piece oi saii-cioin, ana alter- ;
wards thc pantaloons of which they Lad j
stripped him when first taken a prisoner,
- ur. iincaiei was now maue up, auu, iear-
awaken suspicion, be deemed it best not
r l: i i-.j :
10 as ur nnyiuiug more, uei resoiveu w
start on Lis perilous journey the first con-
venient moment that offered fer making
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t 1 1 -
waa aeuinea among mese touoen, paruea
were sent off every day to plunder travel-
ers and to rob in the neighboring towns, :
and often, in the night, tbe sky would be
lighted op from the flames of burning vil- '.
Iages. These parties, after robbing and
burning the bouses and barns, would drive ;
into their b.unt larg- fl-ks of rattle, and '
roast them, and ftaat, auJ ur.iikj&ad saiokc
tbe whole day.
He wasnot iiiipriin" tnirethan twelve
feet from where tb j robber cbi-ftatn m,
and from morning until night parties of
the bandit were brinyir j ia women and
children, and the chief would cumine
them iu orkr to ! arn wher.1 their valua-
b'.-S were buried it b ing h. ou-tom of
these people to Ijide their gold aul jewels
ia j irs ia the earth, f.r fear of fire and
tb.eves. If thv-so w.imen refasel ti teli
where their valua! I s were buried, thy
were shamefully treated and eraelly bea
ten. They Would strip them, throw them
on the grjund, tie tbiir batids at. 1 feet
together, and then, with hrge rattan, a
robber would scourge- theM females in a
most unmerciful manner. Sometimes,
even if they would yield from their intense it was not a time to be particular, and a.'
sujfering, and tell where their gld was tor partaking of the remaining stock r,f
Li J, they would go on beating them be-
but to inflict t:rture ; and after whipping
them until their backs were torn and lac
iraie-j, mey wouoa ie meir spears ana
pierce hoLs in their bodies haif an inch in
uepm, ani a.-.er mating tnirty or torty ct
mere mij ,u,j laive- j icees oi sj'.n
bamoo, and dip one end ia melted sul-
phur and sties the other end into the
punctures they Lai mil: in the bodies cf
the.-e porr captive wmen, and then lijh:
them as tnpers, and this !
tI; gru.t iic.liaht in .l.na
bey seemed to
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i.oi.iu uio, .-n. iv.u. jm is oougea
ti sit and witnes? thetit. He would close
Lis etc, but be c:uld not shut bis ears to
their lamentations, and the cries of their
children, who had to lock on and behold
these monsters beating and abusirg their
a the sixth day Le witnessed a scene
cf cruelty far surpassing all the others. It
was a case of scourging of a female who
l 11, .-.t
caa wnnccr seven cniiaren. etc was
taller than most Burmese women cf slen-
e'er frame, and had afire, intellectual
countenance. With a dignified nobleness
sue siooa oeuie uer captor, ana witn aa
air of defiance refused to answer iheirqies-
nous, m Ce.U:u uoi uu,. j .on upo i.er
a 1 h
her seven children cinging around
her, tut With intense interest. the was
then beaten by a robber a thick, muscu-
lar man,who Could strike with great power
The chieflaiu would cry out ' Strike
quick," and then ho would lay it oa with
Vengeance. Her Lair ta-.ig down over
her Lack, whieh was bare,w is plotted with
blood, and her face wis cttt unmercifully
Every blew, Mr. Kin.-sil cinected.
would be the last. Finally her head fell
on her shoulder, her eyes were fixed, her
lips pale, and she rolled over on the
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ccucd. Death Lad at last released her
Her eldest child, a beautiful girl, who
held the infant in her arms, and her five
brothers and sisters wept bitterly, when
they found their mother was dead. This
girl laid the bbe at her feet, and fell
down upon the body of her mother, ut-
tering the most piteous and piercing cries
u. .nBu-ic,l.iug a.-am ana again,
"Mother, don't die and lenvo u."
Looking around on these fiends in ha-
man shapes, Mr. Kincaid waited tosee if
there was one who would spe ik a kind
word to these orphan ch.ldren, but among
them alt there was no one to pity. In-
one of them vi -leutiy kicked tuo
child, to get out ef the way, and she
over speech. ess, on the ground.
This was too much, ho could bear such
brutality no longer the feelings of his
nature were aroused ; ho was overcome
with revenge ; hi was conscious ef but a
single maddening sensation, aad that was
to get the life of the monster. Bat, ri-
sing to bis fee', and finding himself tied,
ia a sort of despair, he called him by ev-
try epithet that human language could in-
vent, wholly indifferent as tj wbat might
be his fate. To tantalize him the whole
band burst into a loud laugh. His mind
was now made up to escape that night,
The remainder cf the day ho- kept a close
watch on his guard aad on the mountains.
The night drew on, aud as usual the
guard took it ia Urn to sleep. But
his life would bo the forfeit. Itwaslong
after midnight before he vestured to stir,
and when he did so, it was with the ut-
most caution. He li-t-nt J they were !
all quiet. He rose on bis hands aud feet ;
ana crept siowiy ana scniy to wnere tney ,
4a. ."w.nus ,
the heavy snoring, of one of the guards. ,
Ui moved careiuny arounei nttn, scarcely
breathing. Now be was outside the ,
guard, aud quickening bis pace, be bur- j
ried on, and on, until hi was Lcyond the ,
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precue.s u. iuc .-oou u.
tae skirts ot tne lorest. lie cuum
jungle and now breathing more freely,
he felt that he bad escaped, aad that, be-
fore morning, be should be fer beyond
their reach. A heavy fog arising in the
Digbt facilialcd d.is escape ; aud about the!
, , . i
dawn of .Uj be reached the mouutaiu,
Py tb.s t.r.,. b. w,. n,a V. -xL, !;l
what wirb inii-ty, a J loss of r!tcpf atj 1
hunzT, and eposure, and the fitiin:
traveling, be felt it imp -j.-ble to take an-
otb.r step, n J after r turning ibi.k t j
od for his great deliver tse, and aiin;
his rro'ection tn hi j .urney and bil hn
rested, he threw bim.-elf oa the rirth,
ani soon f 1! into a sweet sleep. Wheu
aw;ke, to his surprise, the sun was Uer
meridian ; and starting np, La hurried on
as fj-t as possible, thnugh s dne nl
tangled forest, which had never Lefof,
P'-rhap, beD trd by the fotsti pi tf
man. That day fce traveldd without wa
ter, bat about sucd.'wu he espied a little
ravine, and traced if, cnti! at !at be cum
to a muddied spring of water, the t'p of
which w3 covered with a dark red dor? I
fcum ; but being thirsty and exhausted.
rice, he laid down on bis face, pushed
away the seuai with his Land, and pu'tir
his mouth into the water, drat.V, until hi
burning and raging thirst was entirely
ejuenched. Without rising, he rolled ov
er, fell into a deep sleep, and never aw.kj
until the sen was np.
For f.rt successive days, he wander. 1
homeward, mostly imcn jungles uf pathless
woods. occasiona ly getting rice from the sim
ple families whose dwellings he passed, at:
water from the ground. Hn charaeiensvc
enrrzy an 1 resolute will seemed lo sustain n.s
worti ani emaciated frame, onii! he niel a
t'crmer acquaintance, who fe-r a large sum
t:ek h.m in a boat to Ava. The natives who
accompanied him, also returned. weks after
h.m, havir.- escaped fn m many e'angers
Small Frcits. It is needless to at
tempt the cultivation of any of the small
fruits, without partieular attention is pail
to the keering of the ground around tho
eu;ij rerftCtiv cear Dt r.a, -..jj, lnl
all foreign vegetation. The rasrberrv
and I'.ackb. rry, especially, require a loose,
light, rather moist soil, and this caa la
secured in almost every situation, by ooco
or twieo a year, and always in the spring,
caretil'y joriiuj it over, turning any sod
cpside down, and applying a good mulch
ing of leave, light manure, grass, weeds,
& . This application should brcpeated
whenever the garden walks are hoed or
whenever there is any trash, surplus gras.
0r anything else that can be converted iu.
Gras3 Abound Farir Tbees. Xa
one who has the least knowledge of th
cultivation cf fruit, will allow grass to
grow around Lis yourg trees. It is a
great drawback uron their growth acl
health. For Feveral years, at least ani
we would recommend it at all times the
soil should le kept pulverised around tho
trunks of fruit trcs. Only give jour
trees as much attention as you give your
corr-field, cr your cabbage Ltd, and there
will be no secret ia the raising of superior
crops cf good fruit.
A Shocking Case At Chester, Or
ange county, New York, aa arrest was
ma le ef a female resideut, cn tbe charge
of pjisunirg several persons ia !be vil
lage. After confessing to Laving htlred
several feil w-morti'.s to the grave by poi-
sod. the unwomanly cu'pnt 'sbuSei
off this mortal coil herself bv taKing a
dose cf arsenic, to make Lersclf sick, and
divert suspicion but, taking too large a
dosr, she died.
Those who have made the experiment
of rai-ing tea ia this country say the
plant will grow well enough, but wages
are too high. They cannot afford to pick,
roll up, and dry any scrt cf leaves heia
for haif a dollar a pound. Ia China,
where a man is hired f or a dollar a month,
aud boards himself, it may be done.
Among the evidences that the preser.t
revival is the work of God's Spirit direct
ly, is the feet that several large shlfs Lava
recently come into porr, among the iu
uiatcs of which have been great awaken
ing, aaiong those who had no knowledge
whatever of the revivals on the land they
Low rair-ts at the West. A cor
respondent ef the Burlington Fit Vrifs
writes from Saint Charles, Illit :s:
'Times are bard and dull. I'r.-duce is
worth nothing ; wheat 42 cects c.rn '2i
cents, oats I'J cents, butter 1- cents,
eggs 5 cents, and other things ia pro
portion." Suicides. Auj'ifts, May 7. Davii
Davidson, an Irish Israeliti'. blew out Lis
brains with a musket. S. C. Lane, from
l'hiladelphia, a traveler attempted to cut
tUroaE, but was prevented, and only
s;;,,iltT irjreJ himself. Liquor was to
tlama for both these attempts.
n,j,.,;v in r-n.-loJiair hi
, . .h. hnrcrl
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., , ,,, f,,rce ;his measure.
fg otu!ance, feiling intellect and
tnmhVlug d,Uge of an oH man, tottering
t e cf lhc e
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tioneJ the reduction in canal lolls pro
posed by the Cjnal Board. Hates from
Buffaloc to Albany are -c. !weron wheat
and corn, an d Sc. lower cn flour.
The meanest niin iu the Coun'ry is c-
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oil. to be J , . ugos ,
'b-bu-k.M tne m- d It.. !
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