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In that right ;loyal book, "Patriot Boys
and Prisob Picenus," is a story of an es
caped slave named Joseph, who was liv
ing in Philadelphia when the war broke
out, and thbugh prevented by his color
from' ; '. enliitarir> l ,as a soldier, managed', to
get to the front as servant of a captainlin
the 9th NO York. The progress of the
war tirougtit him again, to the neighbor
hood: of his old maoter, who was not above
turning a penny by selling indigestible
trash to the Yank. , e soldiers:
The planter got out the old market
wagon, _filed it with stale hams, unripe
friut,and pastry heavy enough to sit hard
on even his!conscience;, and then,with old
David as driver, set out for Charlestown.
Entering the village not far from sunset,
he directed his stops at once to the spot
where the ;lai-gest number of People were
gathered. I This happened, to he a strebt
corner, where a Union soldier, mounted
ou a barrel, was holding forth to a. motley
collection ( i f whites and negroes on, the
ioesfitnaulc blessings of freedom—now it
was a'goud tiling for the white man, and
would not Ido tiny sort of harm to the
black une.l At the close of one of his
first periods, the wagon came to a halt,
and old David sung out: "Dat am so,
genii:Elan and ladies; but, ye're am pur l
line fresh pie,yer nice, jury hain,and yor
Emilia, hue,coffee So walk up, gemwan
and l-a-d-i f e-s: ; Only s-e-v-e-n-t-y—fi-v-e
cents for a slice ob ham, a cup ob cuffee,a
piece ob pm what want mad o' shoe leath
The orator was at the of an
oLer glotving 1 sentence; but; he turned
4ruptly On the old negro, and called out
"Shut up you old fool; take your apple.
etlri. someviler . else."
at a desert ob freedom you'se
come duw yer, 3 ter talk 'bout!" responded
old ,Dilvid grinning very widely. "1 reck•
i l i
uusjl had I. bb'il l yere fur sebenty ye:is,,
without iilidiul oak dat dat haln't no free
dom ter 'preach id nese diggin s."
"Go it,l old milli 1" "Give it to him,
Vanity© I i "Hustle him out !" and a score
!of similar exclawatituts arose from toe
'crowd, which now swanned round the
wagon, 11l e tin army 'of flies round a LIJU
-1.1•:ICS lio , rsliettd, threatening to devour its
sweets ‘vrtivoi. payilig the revenue tpliiiedr.
lice keen eye tit tit? old, Wilkey saw the
tauter; rt.! atuuo9tuu upon the top ht
the pile, le laid about with his whip in a
way that kept buthi ttteuds and. eat:Lute ,
at a , disiabue. At :last his lash, uu!uckily
.outact wish a soldiers prude. --
wore thitil the freedman could
with a blow on the old [Lail',
t him sPiawling into the middle
of tl~o stiff
Tic plauter, meal) ! had slunk
away into l the crowd, 'leaving his load of
eaublesawl his faithful old servant to
their late ; <nd there, is no telling what
that fate might have been, !Aid netts new
actor app•artid on the.scene. It was Jo
seph Bbiziiig the soldier by the collar,
and tossing him over the wheels of tie
'wagon asi if he, had been a bag of feathers
he plaut‘d himself above the prostrate old
wati,audrieill out to the now half riotous
crowd, ".,otnelon 1 you cowards,dat tackle
a ole mad loike dis. Come on 1 and ro
guy you la lesson in freedom dat's wurth
No one scorning . . disposed to' come on,
the oldda l . ikey rising to his feet, added to
invitation : "Yas,comeon 1" he cried.
..Uwe siAdern man, kin whip live Yaukces,
add two can' whip twenty. We are sOd
darn i 'meu, so COlrle'oll 1"
!rids ridiculous Ichallenge restored the
good native of the, assemblage; and,after
old David had sufficiently hugged his nu
expectedldeli'yerer, they "aottie om" and
emptied the planter's wagon, leaviond in
the lauds of Joseph, who acted as' SO
treaiure and money-changer, a larger
quan [ tity of eurrent.coin than could, then
be found in the vault of any bank in the
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In thib altered condition of affairs. the I
plantei emerged from the mass or people,
and caw toward Joseph, with a face as
sWilicg as an April day after a shower.
"Ah, Joseph !" he said, "I am glad to
see yon back—glad to see you again serv
ing your old waster I," I
Joseph drew hichself up with all the dig
nity or an exalted functionary receiving
some cribging supplicant for dffice, and,
answeteci :'.'And who am you, sah ?"
"Why I am your old master I" replied
the planter,'wich a look, of blank amaze
went. J o
"[My assa, sah I" exclaimed the 'prop
erty,"l hain't no inassa 'eept Uncle Sam
as yogi elm see by my eld'es—and you 1 .
Now I 'lumber you, youlse one o' dew
ule secesh what hung John Brown, and
we'se come out yere to baugyeu—'spressly
ter do dat, !"
The rilauter was now half-petrified with
astonisti l ment ; but he faltered out in a
coneiliatdry tone : "Old friends shouldn't
quarrel, Joseph. I make no claim to yen.
You.have earned your freedom." •
At this the dignity of 5 1 130 "chattel"
'suddenly forsook him, and bending for
ward ho whispered iu the.oar of his mac-
eootea to tip ilrilicipies of 'hp glie @isseiiiiiptioil of 4110.419, Y..iteiltttho ifebos:
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COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY; PA.,
,TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 1866.
ter : "Make out de free papers, deo—wake
'em out ter night; and deo, you'll sabe
you' neck and get you' 'honey ;" and he
cooly placed thebag of specie in the breast
of his coat. jl
The planter watched the vanishing bag
as the British bondholders may be sup
posed to have watched the falling
erate. loan—going down by toch,un
till it sunk at last with asudden plunge,
fully out of sight ; but he coolly 'said,
"Well, I will. Como to f l plantation to
night, at nine o'clock, l and the papers
shall be ready," f
"D4o, sah ! said Joseph, "you don't
cotch ole birds with saki! You come ter
me—ter. de camp ob de Ninfh New York
—dat's de rigitnen' I b'ongs ter !"
"Well, I will," answered his master.
"At nine o'clock—you'll be there?"
"I'll be dar !" answered the colored
gentleman, walking awaY with-the digni
fied strut of a New York alderman, who
has just thrust his hand (into the "public
crib ) " and—is proud of the achievement.
In much the same mood, he wtre,about
nine o'clock that night, pacing the grass
in front of his captain's, tent, when his
waster and another gentleman approached
him. The latter wore a!blue uniford,and
Joseph sliw, at a glance; was the provost
marshal of the army. j What could the
officer be doiug with his master ? But
Joseph was not-long in doubt about his
errand. i I
"That is the boy 1" said the planter,
pointing to his property; without giving
it oven a look of recognition.
• "Come with me s boy,"isaid the marshal,
laying his hand on Joseph's shoulder.
"Scutte ine,sah,".answered Jcisephovith
com.iderable of his recent dignity—for so
much could not be expected to evaporate
in a moment. "I'se engaged wid de cap
"Neverrmind the captain eornA with
alp," .aid th. officer:
"I t'ank you salt I'd rather not." an
swered Joseph stepping back towards the
dior of the tent.
The captain, who had listened to this
cutiversa.tion from the inside of the tent,
now came out, and said to the marshal,
•..N.lajur.what does this; r tneau ? What do
you want with Joseph 7r •
"Ile is claimed by this gentleniad as
his - slave," said the ; ...and the &ea
cr 'opiers arc to Itarlior no runaways."
"But;Joseph is not a runaway. I gut
him in Philadelphia. t What evidence
have you that ho ever) belonged to this
"[leaps orevidence,l erred the planter
in an excited tone. "My word, - sir ! d
tell you lice is toy propeity, and has stolen
a haz.of my money. life hay it now about
"You lie, you . ole dchble." shouted Jo
s'eph, drawing out the sa g , and launching
it at the head of the " p!lauter. "I hain't
got you' money,!" •
According to, rule Joseph "aimed low,"
and missing his face, the bag struck the
master in the region Odle pocket. The
blow brought him doWn, and a the same
time loosened the fasteriing of the bag,and
scattered the coin, in a silver 'shower all ,
over the ground. Risirig soon to his knees
the planter groped about for his runa
way dollars, apparently. foreetful of his
other runaway propertyr,which, even then
was not of much value for general circa
lotion in Virginia.
While the planter kyas searching for
his stray gold ; the captain and provost
marshal continued the ;conversation. The
former declined to give itp the fugitive,
without express brderslfrom the general;
but, it being too late to obtain access
thitt, officer that evening, he at last con
sented to Joseph's being lodged over night
in jail to await his deciOen in the moroing
So, in half an hour; die slave lad 'found
himself a tenant of the little cell froM which
John Brown went forth to die on the scaf- .
"His'reflections, *hen the great key
turned in the lock, and he was left alone
in the 'gloomy room, 'vere, as you may
imagine,. not of a very 'cheerful character.
He thought of Deborah,of Rubert,of Rob
ert's mother, from all lei whom he soon
would be:separated forever; ho thought
of the far South,of its hot sugar-fields,and
deadly rice swamps, to which he Would
be sold as soon as the, army went away ;
.and he thought of the faithless govern
ment, for Which he had offered his lif.e,
and Which was now plunging him again
into the : abyss of slavery. He thought of
this, for already he kriew his fate. The
captain had whisp'ered, us he bade him
good night at the dook : "Get away, Joe,
if you cTin—it is your[only chance. Old
Patterson is a pro-slavery man, if not a
traitor. I shall do alt, I can ; but I. have
no hope. He will g+ you up."
'et away ?" A.cay3el may go through
the eye of a needle; a rich man may go
to heaven; but no hUman creature ever
went through these 'prison walls." So
though , Joseph, as lib looked round his
gloonliprison .down to rest on
a bundre of straw in the corner.
In the morning a 4ldier came in with
hie breakfut. The wan had a ktudly face
and Joseph, drawing him into converse
'tiori,soon leained that hs was froniMassa•
abusetts "Yon didn't cum out yere ter
stand guard ober runaway darkies —shore?'
I didn't," answered the man j
"Ilenlisted for another sort of work—for
fre'ping 'em. I'd help you if I could ; but
I niust obey orders. What do you mean
'Die,sooner dan go back into slavery !"
"That's the talk," responded the sol
didr,"and here's a knife to help you, But
wbatever happens don't hurt yourself.—:
Kill the men-stealers—never kill yourself"
• "Dar's a gall up Norf 'would keep me
frum doin' dat any how," said Joseph,
putting The weapon—which ,was half girk
half butcher•knife—into the lining of his
jacket. "Wid dis I'll git my freedoM !"
The. soldier left hin3 ) and the hours
,a.Way until he Came again
with his dinner. The man'sl face wore
a look of more than usual animation, and
closing the door carefully,he said : "Your
captain has just been here. He did all
he could, but old Patterson as decided
against you. I The sa s your mas
ter will no doubt come here wi bin an hour
and he.ivante you to go with im peacea
bly ; for to-night, with half a dozen men
he'll kidnapl you, and have you twenty
miles away by morning. He'll do it if it
costs him his commissions" ! 1
Tears were in the slave bOy's eyes as
he sat down and ate his dinner in silence.
He was not utterly forsaken; white men
were not utterly false; some of them had
yet hearts somewhere about their bodies.
This feclina was yet uppermost within
him, when an hour o two later, ho was
summoned to meet hi master.
The old than had dome alone, with an.
open wagon, With the lieutenant of the
guard, and a half a dozen °that. soldiers.
he was stars Ling .t the doorway of the jail
as Joseph came out. with the attendant
A look of grim satisfaction was on his face
when he caught sight of the chattel ; but
it changed Ito an expression of serious
concern as he noticed that neither his
hands nor his feet were manacled. Turn
ing to the soldiers, he said : "Here, give
we apiece of rope. I'm sure the general
dOn!t know You haven't tied the boy.!'
The gene i 4al was high, in favor with 'the
slave owner; and deserVedly so. He had
nut only pOt - ed out loyal gold by the
bushel 4n re ) ytuent for rebel crops—which
gold was at rice converted into the sinews
4 rebel war-but had also zilowed every
kidnapper to Virginia free access to his
camp in pursuit of runaways; and thus
afforded Johnson full informationl of the
strength and probable movements of his
army. ElNtory will beat a loss' for the
reason why Patterson with twenty thou
sand men, ‘rutarched up a hill and, then
marched down again "
The lieu l tenant gave no heed to the
planters I.cluest ; but one of the men
threw him tt. piece of tent-rope,with which
he attempted to tie Joseph's ankles to
gaiter BOt, strange as it tuay seem, the
ankles objeicted to beitig tied 1%,. Only one
of them cold poisibly be wade to subutit
to the °per , Lion ;' and; after tugging away
at the other until he was out of breath
and red in the face, he turned to the offi
cer, and said—a sickly smile playing
round the corners of his sunken mouth—
I . say, lefteimt, just let one of your men
lend me a hand to tie the boy's legs. He's
The officer was a Boston boy, and this
was work he was not accustomed to. With
great effort! he had smothered his 'wrath
until then;: but then it burst forth like a
clap of thunder. "Begone you infernal
ruffian l"-Le cried. "ake your property
and begone ! If one of my men touches
your rope, I'll give him that will wake
hiM bate rope as long as he lives. Be:
gone, I say I TAe. your property, and
The planter basi.hearci thiinder before;
but never thunder that foretold such a
Steirm as then was brewing. Hastily
turning to JOseph, he said, in a whining
pleading tone : '"Joseph, wont you—wont
y.o r t-gei, into the wagon ?" ° •
Joseph could gain nothing by a refusal.
ye could not possibly escape in the midst
of the camp, surrounded as Ile was by
thousands bound to obey the orders of the
general ; so, releasing his ankle from the
rope, he stepped nimbly into the warron,
and bade goad by to the soldiers. His
master took a seat beside him, and apply
ing the,whip to the horse ; drove rapidly
Be drove down the broad street which
runs through the center of the town ; but
what was Joseph's consternation when,
reaching the outskirts, he turned into a
road leading directly away from the plan
takiont By a flash of thought the slave
lad' took in the "situation." He was not
g tog "home." He could not be, liberated
b the captain. His master had already
s Id him, and - was driving him away for
~e livery." These thoughts flashed upon
h ru,and his plan was formed in an instant
I involved the old man's life; but he
would be free, if the lives of forty old wen
had to be sacrificed.
"Massa," he said coolly, "you se tuck
de wrong road."
"I know 4hich road I've taken, boy,"
said the master; "we've not far to go."
And he put whip to his horse, and urged
him oqeven more rapidly.
An oNinary meal bag lay in the bottom
of the wars. What' was in it. Joseph
did not know ;1 but it evidently contained
something wnich his master would not care
to leavo behind. %Oen the planter's
face was turned a j trifle, Joseph touched
the bag wit i! his fecif . ,' and tossed it into
the - road, exclaiming. "Golly, massa;
who'd ato sieh a little kick as dat
Bold a sent lie bag ober. But you needn't
weber mind; joss get out and flab it
in a jiffin'."
I The master looked at him for a moment
then said : "No, recon net.. I recon, if
yon get out you'll take to your legs. I'll
get the bag 'myself."
Joseph's heart beat faster; a cold
shudder passed overhirr? ; for by this ruse
he had hoped to - save his master life i and
now he sawlhim rdshing blindly on his
fate 1 The !planter of out of the wagon,
and with the reins backed the horse . to
where the bag lay i the highway. Then
he threw it libto th wagon, and was pre
paring to get in himself, when a happy
thought struck Josdpli—a thought which
no doubt saved thi) planters life. The
reins were in the planter's hand, and his,
hand was on the side of the vvagon,when,
quickly draWing hill knife,Joseph severed
them at a blowl and, springing up,applied
the whip to the hors'e's back. The fright
ened animal bounded away, leaving the
astonished 'planter standing in the middle
of the road, his shouts and curses came
down on the wind, but they only struck
fire from the horse's heels, and widened
the distance between him and his property.
On they cv+pt,, ovcr the stones, through
mud and mire, till the poor animal could
g,o no further.' Then Joseph halted, tied
hien to "a tree by the roadside, and opened
the meal In it were a revolver, a
pair of hanLiffs, and a flask of whiskey.
"nese yore are contraband of war," said
Joseph to himself; "but Jess be fa'r,
and divide; l witih inasp. I'll leab him de
bag, and de han'euffs ; and tuck de 'vol
verland de, l whiskey.; If I donut, what wid
his wrof, and de whiskey, he'll kill hissell
wid de 'volver, joss ierreleab hiS feelin's."
But he Must baycluttered this soliloquy
as he waliltd forward ; for he lost no that
iu plunging into the woods, and =kin"
his way into Pennsylvania. It as tw.,
diys h i efore lie reaclicl a place of safety;
and, mean while,he lived upon the whisky.
For nearlp tlit' l ee years after these event ,
he remained at home,workiog for the good
Quaker and nppy with Deborah in the
little room 111 the fourth story. Then he
went to war d'ain.—Edmund Kirke.
CASE OF LAST SESSION
some of the Philadelphia
iught they would make some
motley out of
would be nec
of itself, was
mittee was rat
tigate the matii
has made a re,
the Atlantic and ?real
•oad Company,on a. bill then
re the Legislature. They
Mr Jackson that $30,000
scary to pass the bill, which
unobjectionable. A .com
)sed in, the Summate to laves
!ter. r Lowry, the chairman
,fort to the Senate with the
Ye have only room for the
Ig,raph which gives the .sum
of the case-.
and substanc ,
that Mr. Alb
lam H. Witt
were "of one
that they coi
from Mr. Tat:
a pretended o
ital in aid of
intended to pa
tier of either
That they di
sure in the S
of this coma
money, to wit
likewise retai c
of the so cane'
Mr. Witte ha
cession sy in p
morel bitter ti
to testify on
I l nittee have reason to believe
rt R. Schofield, Mr. Will•
and Mr. Goor ,, e Northrop,
ind" in this matter, and
Ibined to extort 630,000
ow Jackson by false and
presentations,and that after
liciousness around this cap-
s bill, to which was no one
intended to divide the
n thorn. That they never
• :any part of it to any mem.
'ranch of the Legislature.
d so appropriate to them;
and.that, but for the expo
'enate and the apoiotment
Itittee,' the balance. of the
000 would have been
edadd divided among them.'
timed gentleman are leaders
s been a standing candidate
for the last ten years, a se
thiser of the Vallandigham
'crop ivas a candidate for
defeated. He is perhaps
tan Witte. Schofield is a
ihe same stripe, and refused
a rofessional grounds.—Sun
e Church Militant.
One ;of t
neer in. the
in the use .o
and when w
assert his 1.13
physical strel ,
ity, is very IP
I a profane aril
tlng story is told by Peter
he hard-shell Methodist pio
!astern prariesi He believed
1 the carnal weapons of war,
th rough characters, would
stery over them by simple
Ingth and daring. The foi
•tit, resting on good author
one•told of a North Oar
, who pummelled grace intu
I. fighting bind:smith.
1 --. '
` TERMS.- -p1.50 PER AMNUMi
One day on approaching the ferry across
they Illindis, he heard the ferryman swears
ba i t terribly at the sermon of Peter Cart=
wright, and threatening that if he ever
had to ferry him across, and knew , him
he would drdwn him in the river. Etter/
unrecognized, said to , the ferrymail:
" "Stranger, I want you to put me acroid
"Wait.: till I'm ready," said the terrYz
man; and he pursued his converoatiod -
and strictures on Peter. Cart*right., flays
ing finished he turned to Petet and, said,
"Now'il'll put you across!'
On reaching the middle of the atteaill
Peter thiew his horse's bridle over a stake
in the boat, and told the fetryman to let
go his pyle.
"What for ?' asked the ferrytnati.
"Well, you 'have been using my name
improper ; and said if ;
way you woulddrown me. N
got a chance!'
"Is your name Peter Cartwright'?''
"My name is Peter Cartwright.'
Instantly the ferryman seised the
preacher, but be did'nt know !Peter's
strength ; for Peter instantly seized the
ferryman, one hand on the nape of.. the
neck and the other on the seat of his
crowsers, and plunged him into the water,
baptize thee (splash) in the name
of the devil, whose child thou art,"
Then lifting him Peter added : •
"Did you ever prey
"Then it's time you did."
"Never will," answered the ferryman:;
Splash ! splash ! and the ferryman is in
the deep again.
"Will you pray now ?" asked Peter.
The' gasping victim shouted , : _lf
"I'll ;do anything you bid me."
me : Our father ,hich
art in Heaven," Having acted clerk;
repeating after Peter, the ferry,mau
cried out :
"Now let tne go." i n
"Not yet," said Peter, "you • ust
make three' promises : First that you . wilt
repeat that prayer every morning and
evening as long as you live; SeconNthat
you will hear every preacher that comes
within fire t Miles of this ferry ;
l'hirdly, that you
,will put every Meth.
6dist preacher over free of expense.'l
"Do yuu promise and ye* F"
"I promise," said the ferryman.
And strange to say, • that man beeamd
a shining light.
Caution to Sheep Ostriers.
We cupy the, following excellent But.
gestions fur Wool-growers from the circu
lar of Mr. F.C.F D. McKay, the l general
agent'of the American Emigrant Com.
pany. The company' has over ten thou.
, i and head of sheep scattered among farm
ers who have purchased land of it.
1. Keep sheep dri under feet with lit. ,
ter; this is evert more necessary than
ioofiag, for thug ; and never suffer them
to lie in mud o. snowl
2 Take up buck lambs early in thd•
spring, and keep them until the first of
December following, when they may be
turned out. 1 /
, 3. Drop or take ont the lowest bars as
Sheep ) enter the' yard.
4. Count yotir sheep every day.
1 ,',5 De ,, . grinning n•ritinirm with the greatest
i • s,
care and use the smallest quantity at first.
16. If a ewe 'oses her lamb, milk daily
for a few days, and` ix tt little alum with
her salt. • I
; 17. Let no hap eat with the sheep--
by no means in the spring.
1, 8. Give lambs a little milk feed in time
of weaninm D .
I 9. Never frighten sheep.
10. Sow rye for weak ones in cold
weather, if you can.
, 11. Separate ) all weak, or thin; or sick)
from the strong,in the fall, and give them
12. If a sheep is hurt catch it at oncd
and wash the wound, and if it is fly time,
spplypi:its of turpentine daily, and al
ways ash with something, healing; if a;
limb b broked,l3ind withsplinters,tightlY;
loosenrg as the limb swells. Don't let
sheep spoil wodl with chaff or burrs.
13. / Cut tag locks in early spring.
n 14. For scours,olve pulverized alum id
wheat bran—prevent in taking great card
in chabging drY for green food.
'i 15. If ono N lame, examine the feet,
!clean cut between the hoofs, and pare thd
hoofs if unsouod, apply tobacco,: wltli
,:blue vitrol boiled in a little water. 1,
' 1 16. Shear at once any sheep earninale.4
ing to shed its wool, unless the weathei
is too severe, and save carefully the pelt
of any sheep that dies.
17. Have some good work by,to refer to;
at least; it will be money in your pocket:
Str Morton Peto,the English capitalis,6
said of President J - olibson,in a late speed).
in England„ was , with hiM some time ,
and I, will say;at onde, that he is , a man.
, who,--onee seen is osier forgotten, foi
is one of natu're's trip nobility—a man
, who not only has talent and miati,kut.lo4)
thank god, has a heart.", t