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We are glad to see that Halls has select
ed her delegates to a district convention.
iUnJ Dili lt!, tic
BOWIJNG-G11KKN, MISSOL HI .
SATURDAY MORN VS(l, WAU. H.
-n. -...-v... f n..r naner will be'some teps in advance of the party, watch-
Ar -- r , - nod to command his march to
issued in me town of Louisiana, W e have Md
Tk..ju,t;. ;,.trn,Tnap.siin such as ! determined to make the mov e irwn mc nope , to emb aru "Good luck, good
will do credit to the couuty. Tiirj hav !0f doing better, both for ourselves and ourjjHCk! exclaimed the old man, good luck,
nominated Major Priest lor the Senate. !frieIK Our opinion has not been hastily, and a safe home again, John, ye warn o
I . J . , . , i. . .. .. i. . ..- i. ji;k.,. more but Jod blcssincs, and that ye may
lhe Major is a good democrat an., a r.nSjloricu, Du. w u.eres im u. , ! have for asking; but y. ni.y a, well take
man, am! soTar as have heard an cxpres-Uon nml reflection, bespoke or it months tooGod bles JOu and good bye to
siun, the democrats of this cout.tv wiligo, and have consulted freely with our,ye,
; ,.,.,,,..- l,w nomination. 1 inls. most of whom think it would be. The bbeesine was heartily echoed by his
! Ibbtlcrfor us all. We hope that our friends kind partner and his thildrcn, and whistling
. The audrensoi Air. ;Hiior, w u-. uu-u -. ile tjltir ,iatronge, though we," aewent,wiui na '.""
cralic meeting on Monday, a in Urn r. .t alilVerent location.!'"' TXTT
ispirit, eloquent and effective. After h. ; y ,)st wc tan to send them the!
lowing, he trudged along the beach.
With the earliest dawn of the morning.
i'heNativwt. 01 M. luu naye au.-.natj reCevei. tne nom ...... uj . ,w , lho.ILrU- we sl,all labor unucrsome ais-;. . cmhmmmtt. faln:i, . a.tir: the elder
cccded in electing their
ticket for aeneral' majority, he declared that he was unw.
ftW." n,J,.'5 maiorltvin said to bflmu to rami liw nominawon su..u. ...
..i..4-imi V ,i;ar,nr.'iMed in satisfaction to any, even the sinullcst poi
the rosnltof this election, fol we conf. lent- turn ot the party
lie would not he tb:
- t:idvantare till the first of July, when thc!;ri was busily arrancinc their little parlor.
new arra:i"f mcul tor me mans win lane.wnue tne yonngerwas prrpwng
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fff.-pt hv !i we nhallhe cnahled tosenu'iasi oie, anu
from Si. Louis and the jbast
. t i - i a a' r . ; '.liVtu uv i u x - i
i .:u,k.1.tl.nI democratic :C-i:seot division, nortne cr.nniaaie w - U:00J-
ticket, andthe compete overthrow (,fthiStion,bnt of the whole uemocaut.c - I5ovvji (;,.,en.
intolerant faction. We still cannot tmnk 1 lie louu anu repeat. t , .
the fire the clothen ot her hosband and her
that the reign of the proscriptives will oe, cheering as he took the Hand, and the a,.-,
of long duration in this magnificent young plause at the ccaclusion-ot speev ,
'I CANNOT STAND THIS"
An hour passed and she crew some
what uneasy that he had remained abroad
beyond the usual period of hrs Tcturn An
other hour had elapsed, when she said to
fatlior "V'utlipr. on out to the hillock.
An.l v.hal cGiihl nut the sudor "st.nul?" He. . rv vou can S.P. his sail upon the wa-
- . . i .i ...l .i .j .. art-.- nmii.iv:! oi . . i ipp: lie seldom Slavs oiuu jimi" cu hc
cUy. Their temporary trnunpu is u.e " " " " ' V. .un h ... mounted uptohve, and gone down: . . thi wetther is fIir.IBV lit-
sultof that disaffection in the democratic nem.nax.un oy ...r u. . b i:it0 ti , . ;1. any n'!lle feoy waf notquUe weU last night, and this
... r . aul teen incited brcause ol trouble, let w!" . ,,, n . . ji- i ,
ranks which has been the fruitful cause oi w arc .. hy Mr. r. - , ., R- t!ml h;if -oJ , out lhe WfJJ . troj thr blewy deepjoe should have hastened lain lumc,
so much mischief, but which at last seems rpip,.rffuiiy decline!! ihc n. ....:, ti-.'i i" r:i e.m-: boldly, and given hi troul-lts to the wind. The old man went forth, aad one by one
UmrUrr u'.vin retm niiier reason. m; i.i iv.r f ti nWnf I lo'intv .1 ustice. -Whilehe Rut t ow he meets famelhinj whiih ha 'cannot hj rrrand children followed him, until the
.' . twiudJ return hi t'luiaks toliiDemoeraU-rrhndstand,' Wh,t is it? He can stand the peril. of imoft,er was left alone, rocking the cradle of
. Washington letter writer say that Ine ,. A,u lF u PollltH.rlC.1 . He '?n bear i.em mK n ana a u her nC0ncl0Ui babe. Atter the lapse ol
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lor the partiality snown I.nn, Uc is eon.p, i.e.! 10 i,ffrt lhe hardest cale that! . ., ,. j...i., r.J 'liK.I.
say,, that . ciuu ... stances 9ver hu-h he e.,n luU:evprl,w ff ,(. '-Horn." He can do anil n-, . ' hbu- tad .oeke to her fa-
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British Minuter has received ndvices from
a. a!i f i -1 ... I ! .( ciiU.! , . . . t - i: . . . . .iii.-t
nis govcrnmem uiai r-i..H.. ... no COIl,roi j)llf, ,tut .,1 his power 10 i.e a ca7..u-,jure more tevere laftor wiu naronip man ;.. - th Bi,.ht and that he would certainly
mil anoiner proposiuun iu c ' date tor Uia! omce. ,ui1' "
of the Oregon d.ft.ulty necannowe.v, . '- ' c u ..y.,.., caunot God grant it!" said .he, aad .he epoke
imon thi rumor. tnouen mere mav oe some j - . . -' . .. .. i ......i .u.i .
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r,...inr. ; I inuiiiv fi.titlrd stand ttil ; it reminds me oi ro pooraear mom-: in avone ui uMuninj, -
ground lor it. ll U snou.a pro e u ue, . ,he .Canton Express.'
will not only be imminent hut inevitable.
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It is neutral in politiis. er; it m just the way she used to leacn me, jWay so long but once, mat was wnen ne,
and neat in apnearanee. Tie t.xpress l.as a out ne is jono. anu ne nuri wo ici. saved tne crew oi ine imp irj, w 'iiru
u-Mp firlfl. .n nrverhl of the counties m the ex-
Vother! there are no lminan teachinir ''ke , the whirl of '-he sinking vessel well nigli
The billforthe purchase of water-rot- treme north-east arc w ithoitt a jwper. e wish your own. I all your coy to your sue, - an,u,nade his grave
..J I f. 4l,- ...wfltm Vavv. ha nas- it success.
iru iiciiip iui v. v.. . - T
ed both branches of the National Legisla
ture. It only needs the siguature of the
president to become a law. There can be
J .. town of Bowlnie-(rcen, on Mor.
growers of the v est may now contiucnwy . "
B . r a..:. ;ii ht'' inst., which was org;
expecting tne prouuee . u ... sn1
K.vehim iiistruetioi.i warm, from a mother S A ;B siie .tirred the iire,again arranged
heart. And shm.hl that boy break away from, he iiothe. before it, and poured lome hot
In heme, and b.come a rover on the sleep -I the te. cllpf. Still the breakfast
Pursuant to notice, a Democratic meet-r1v VCiiri nc too maT be reminded of bisiref""11 untoucnea.
i 1 1 , il . II -: KA . - , mAik 11 Iia ttmmr (ft fill hfm If)
inrr whi IielU a I il.e Louil iiuuec in i"-ii i'.m ii- n , " .... .
. I. . J .1 1 l,!m ),. Iciifl I 'Kri.l an 4 iWheicht when once more tne lamuy assem
-dav. ( , J'ch IINU . - - o - , .
' in .t.m.l til rS:iilnra alupjivine.
Kth, inst., which was organized by calling '3
For the Ranner
ed the drifting bout in peril from the fatal
rocks. He then offered . up a brief prayer
to the throae of mercy, when in an instant
a light 6rokc across hi. mmd. "Ureatuoa.
he exclaimed. I mar yet be saved." With
the energy of hope battling with despair, he
collected ill the stones arouna ium ana
heaped them rapidly upon a high ledge of
rocks it wa. indeed wonderful how he
could have gathered so mny in so short
time, bt the Almighty gave torn strength,
and he wa. laboring not for life' alone, but
for beings .till dearer to him. Th tide came
on, on, on, and oon obliged him to quit his)
work. He then mounted a pile he had heap
ed, planted the boat hook firmly in one of tlie
crevices of the cliff, and prepared to strug-
le foT existence; but heart failed him, when
he considered how slight the possibility tha
the water wouWnotr.se above his head.
Still he determined to do all he could t
preserve life. The waves were not roaght
and the boat-hook supported him.
The awful moment rapidly approached
die water reached his knee, hut he stood
firmly and prayed that he might be preserv
ed, un, on, on, it came, anu uii
were covered! hone died within him, andh
thought of himself no bngcr,but those wiu
wer so deartohiiu is vue, nis ,
and his father it was for blessings on theia
that he had implored Heaven, btill on, on,
on, it came, and he wa. forced to raise bi
head to keep as long as possible irom aeain;
hie reason was almost cone, his breath grew
feeble; his limbs chilled; he panted, and hi.
prayers became gurgling murmur., lira
blood rushed to hi. neaa ms ejc-uaiB
glared as if they would start Irom their
sockets. He closed them with an effort,
and thought for the last time, on the home
that would soon be wretched! Horrible
image, were before him each swell of the
waves seemed as though the fiend, were
forcing him downward, and the cry of the
sea-bird ws like their yell over their vic
tim, lie was gasping, ehokrig, for he had
no strength to keep liis iread above the wa
ter: every moment it was splashing upon
him, and each convulsive start that follow-
not be iciected for an article of an inferior .
J pointing John F. I honiaa secretary.
1 J" I (J. W. JJuckntr, Esq., being called ui
The Commercial Bulletin is the name of anew'on, stated the object of the meeting
paper published at Boonville in this State, by J.' The proposition to select de'eqatr s to;
T. Quesenberry. Its typographical appearance altcnd the Convention which will meet f ir,
is decidedly neat; and the first number is edited! tne plirp05C 0f nominating a suitable detno-j
with mueh spirit and ability. If its future issues; crat lo reprcsent tilis district in congress,!
equal the present number, it will, soon command, wasnJ J and (. w Euclner, R. D.'
n extensive patronage. Mr. Quesenberry ,. . .( . T j ;
democrat, and we have reason to Jiope , that, he . . .
.... . ., ... , Fancr, were chosen to act in tins capacity;
will be an efficient co-labororm the qood eaus, eb .,., 1
'the meeting then instructed tueirdedegates,
Mr. Clay had arrived in St. Louis on the j to use every proper exertion '.o .ecuie the;
3d inst. He had taken rooms at the Plan-; nomination of Dr. John C. Welbomof Pike.
ter's House and set a time for the reccp-, county. j
tionorhisfriends.bothlaidcs aiidgcntlemcn.j Wanenton was then selected as the most;
It was thought he would be detained by suitable place for holding the proposed cin-.
business, perhaps a week, during which, vention.
time the whig, of St. Louis and vicinity,1 I'eter T. Vaughn. John 1. Thorns, in'
will, no doubt, press in crowds to see t!n.ir( A lain Mase were rhcn delegates to
favorite Statesman. Allwi!lbe anxious to senatorial ii;sr;et conv ntion to iiMninni.-'
gare Upon the great oratorof the Wc?t, but a candidate f.r the State Senate,
the whis, the enlhusiaslic whig, of Saint, Tn meeting having determined to make:
Louis willeagcrlv scie this opportunity of nominaiions Tjrtiie respective coM.ty tli-
haling the hand of the f hamplon of their cc" 1,1 !,e ie,! at l!,e 1,exl AliL!",t election; It was n
cherished principles.' MIht, Ls.j., was selected a:; the can-,frf n H-av
CAN 1 l OKCET THLK:
('.'in I f .-R.:t thee? No! thou art a stur,
Th.it from my rision ne'er tan fade awcy;
Anu lh"ii?i it sleameth from afar,
Slill oiiniy sj.irit iliines its potent ray.
Can I furpft tiiee? No! ihy softened tone,
Wlj. Ii thrill'd my soul like a soft rich strain.
Will come to make its echoes when alone
A linerin? music in bright fancy', train.
Can I forget thee? other eves may tell
I Ul.l :.. Ik.!, knmkl Hurt-Minn- thp nrnn nf
UICU 111 liici. -.. . " " fyj I f "
tLe whole wa. yet wanting. They sat
down to the cheerless meal, the seats at ei
ther side of the wife reroaiaed vacant. The
old man was the only individual who ap-
jpoared to anticipate no evil;but he hastily
(finished his breakfast and went forth.
i The noon warai)idT i awinp, tnd the sun
'had already given token, of her glory of
his departure, when the fisherman, wile
lulled her infant to sleep went herself to the.
j hill that commanded an extensive view of
'the wide-spread ocean. AH that little
'household soon assembled on the spot, but
Innkmiwii seen on the waters no thin p
How in their depth .f language hearts ht'e , tjial could gie hope except the aspect of
None forme ran heirr that magic spil, waves, which looked too placid to be
Thai hen etily tiuriiy'ihat lights thv own. idangereus.
Can I fjrget thee'' No! m.soueht, unknown.! Their deep dread was no longer to bej
.... . . . , ,.i i , .-,) . concealed; and wnne ximom man uaceu 10
1 ll ehensh .11 my h-art s fetth..uKhtsot thee. ,K- kr;f Li... !
'over the lonely sea, the mother and daugh
ter were sobbing audibly.
The sun was now .earing to its mendianJ j i .ro,llled him to consciousnes. if
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consciousness it .could be caJied, that the
In solit'i le thinf iinnee oft will ei.me
Tohri-jhien the hallnwed p;ii;c I'-i" inenn.ry.
An.'' t!u.:i wi'i ! a ilreain o!" other Jays,
A hriiihtiii-ss of the p:i.t where'er my lot;
A iu ri-i'-vi l hiru to irl.i.ien fiii ' irr 7c,
A shrill' fr-.rii whi.h n.v sul m a wjiuier ie,t.
"Fearless let him be whose trtist is in
l is Cod!" exclaimed the father. The sen-
next plunge would be his last.
Merciful powers! at the my moment
when the slrengtL and spirit of man had
left him, and the cold shudder of death had
come on, he felt that the tide ruse no high
er. His eyes opened, closttl, and u fearful
laugh troubled the waters. They eddied in
hi. throat, and the bubble, floated around
his lips but they rose no higher that he
knew again atid again his feo.om heaved
with a deep sob, awl he d-ew in his breath
and gave it forth in agony- A minute ha.
passed since the salt sea bes touched his
lips; this was impossible if the tide still
flowed he could reason so much. He c
pened his eyes and faintly murmured forth,
"Oh (iod be merciful!" The flow of the
ocean had indeed ceased; there i,e stood
motionless; but praying and weeping
thinking of his beloved home, and hoping
that his place there might not be forcier
yacant. The waters in a short time subsi
ded, and he was enabled to stretch his chil
led limbs, and then warm t. em bv exercise.
Sooa the rock was left dry as before, and
tence was uttered unvoluntarily, but it had,he fhcnnan knelt down upon that desolate
.r . i . .. ......
"Ay," said the mother, "he always trus-
T II V FISH V. 11 M V N ! ted in hi. God, and God will not forakc him
a THK'T.t.iMi tv it:sr. .now' . . ...
It was s calm an xening a ever eame: Ju .nur.. vu,..n-r
en-tl-.e skv ai-1 the e arth were:ola n,an' ,IOW ,,e" r,,"u"
..; if no rtorm fron! one lied ev- ,ne' ,lorm ,na ln ?reck. w,,cn
.. -cidale forth lower branch rfth Lrgihla- . '' r,.I)fia. (,f ,1,,.',,,,,. Wpfrnia.wsi afaroff and wocld iiave
e seeiroin theprocecdincsoftorircss ti..: James A. Iiohhiiisior ttie sherin-litvt ., , i ;i,.., ,.r .i, been u.eless if near.-"
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And they enctirrac-
that the bill for raising and equipping of ! j, gSe Shepherd for Assessor; A. F. Trainer,; wol ,i lav gen'-le if m tiareUer had,eJ on another to lupe for the best but to
two regiments of mounted riflemen fi.r theK. M irtin and Samuel Pepper, for ustiees!, v,r n.r.k'to dwth beneath its emiirace. ifubait tole decree f Heaven, -whrtner it
protection of tiie emigrants to Or 5.u, v. as.,,f tflc County Com t.
most unexpectedly lost in the Senate. We Ou motion it
The cm had L one and lhe pensive! ne 8,nlle flew nouns i, or as
i .11. i the heavv raw to oppress, from that nil-
ws ., " . . , ... .lock which overlooked the ocean, ascended
had expected that it would pai. by a most: Resolved. That tho proceedings .f the ' ,i.eo,.Pr, rt an illimitable world to' t,lC mingled prayers that God would not
decided majority. Put the increase of the! meeting be signed bv the Chairman and ' ,:.., o the fondly thin" r,f ours, and Itav I,em desolate
army by- the bill for filling up its other thin j Secretary, and be published in the Dt mo- to gi e a radiance and gl'-ry to all she .-d.one
vcmuimnrun voie given, craucmnncr, ana raimyr our.es v - " . . , . .. i. T'th. nibt when at davbreal-. ashe wa. ure-
.,! J the soul fi..e coiempjaiicii i iiiniwno, -f - j- , ,
'never cer.i, , to . a(eh ov er the w.uks l.e'IS to return home he remembered his
!. ... i . ,,, ,. i ;,, r niT. l!y. promise to brinn with bim some sea weed
ays itself alike uiimi the m.Ia! Lt.d and to manure tnepowiopioi ori.i.H. u e cuur.
traetless waste of the deceittul sea. i wun , " ' .
On the Western coast of the county of deniable at low water; tie puueo lor u.em
The fi-sherman, the object of their hopes
tt had am' fetlT had been very successful during
upon this bill. We are sorry that it was the request that other democratic
rejected because we think that the mounted; in the Statu will copy the snmc.
riflemen were highly necessary for the dc-j The meeting then aii'.ji'riiej. j'pj
fence ofour western frontiers, and the. ' JOHN if. ill'GHI'S. C'.ii.irmsiii. the"
Juux F, Thomas. Secretary.
1 Devon, which has been terme
ned, and. it may j""P on shore,. fastened the i ainti
;n of Kiii! land,"'1'' hoatto a jutting part of a cliff, and
have been deprived of the services of these
1st. That Dabncy Jones. John Ralls, Wro.j'
proceeding, of the democratic meeting held:
at th. ourt House in this place, an the l.tj priest lsaac Scarce, and Alfred W. Lamb,!11"" V"'1 l'asltcts' tha
d.yof . Circuit Court: !,,e appoinU(1 dclegal,g to attcn1 the demo-H;';,,
emigrants to the distant Oregon. Vo Lad
Tatlierthat iht hU fr i.e, ,.f ti.u
. . ln--.-n... r.. m w r.mi s - sv- s a i i . list. tAA.A niclil' "tllA (JATtlt'Tl
army Had been lost than that we should UJ.MOv.KA J to im.r, 1 ut. i. KAhi.s.;- -7 J ' ' -;, . ' boat with him
. ... .. , UlJOl. MUM. ill. cl'lli!ic, aciuu'u .-.(--. ... t .1
Agrceahlytopreyious.not.ee, a ,1-d around one f the fisherman', cottatf-i He collected a sufficient quantity of the
of the democrats of Ralls county, was held' T, habitation wu built in the styiej '" b n eagerness to obtain it, he
i at JS'ew London, on the Cth inst., at whichjof the olden time when comfort was the' had wandered Irom the landing, wnen lie
e place in our column, of to day, the lhc follow;,lR resolution, were adopted: 'principal object of the projector. At ei-' h hoy loudly hallooing and exclaim-
.t 1 . . it 1 11 . inTv m 1 1 m 1 11.11 11 1 1 1 1 1 r wn luu.tc. a 1 m itia ncu
ither side ot the aoor were scauereu me t r ,
id baskets, that betokened theinantiy towards tne noat,nicn was men
the fisherman several yardson; tne ooy was vainiy en-
... i.: r..-.....n rn.m. n ,i r t,;-aeavonuff 10 use Dom oars, anu innuiw,
fc- . I , , . . . , , , - . S 1.1 Mill" llllKlcnviiiui iiiv i m. , - 1. I 1
Notwithstanding the rain which fell du- district convention in the second !., r.niK- vl,nv, hul.li.io- him the faithful doc, was running backwards,
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ring the whole day, there was quite a gath-!con,res,ional district, for the purpose of j'God speed' on his voyage. A fine old man howling fearfully, a. if consciou. of hi.
ering of the democracy, which is evide,.ce!noli;;natingtt can(lidate to represent .aid was leaning his arms on the railing, andjinaster s danger and at one moment abou
for the .election of .uitable candidates 2nd. That tllis mectig recommend in'l dnU X' 'orla.w that for him hi. protection
M.u.5 me progress 01 me wnoie niccuug; c. Welborn ef F;ke, as their choice for alrouch Jerkni, and Urge boot, that reached woeW be moat neeuefl.
the Createsi harmony and the best ftelinc .u.',i r If.- li.L . ' I U B i tti set nf Lii.l The fisherman peireived at once the des
.ecmedto exist between the friend, of the! :kd. That this mcetinK nominate MaioriS a "eherub, who seemed half terri- Per.te nature of hi. eituatioti, he tide he
different aspirants. W. have no o.lvillis, Priest a, their candidate m r.,; Jfied tbrinjr dated so higha. hi father'.: knew wa. eemiog in rapidly, and his hop.
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aoquaintance with many of the nominees,',
but bv character thv arn Lnnu-n tn i.a in'.
rf , - .. - (1VI3, I11U!W.! .-..! HU,Hll.lil ..144, ,. U9C 1 .ilt!u HIUIII
be goad and true men. Just such men aathe dunncrats nf Pike cont.tv, in which it'f,hrt,'0lr blessinr and the prayer forhissafe:rfather," exclaimed the laJ, "what shall I
we ought,and which we hope to elect hoped that they will cheerfully concur, ;rttiU-n. A liUle boy the miniature of hi. do?" The boat waa at this moment sodis-
ielJ- and we hope cnU i:ucil ) w" K',c a "ny sup-.the,,,, countenance and ip dress, bearing tannnai mi uisiracvea parens t..rce.
- 1 4- ii : i i ii VaasVva Wvsjb U..sV k Arie -I aiiI fra Kim
, I W liT I T "Tq rT'V, - ! flu the wife and Jhrr, with herin-'of "eape wa. at an end, when he perc.ir
sent this ienatonal district in the Slate hen-j' ' naifUnf, onheT Jap w lookil,g ,nx.!edtl.at his boy in hi. effort to us. the oar.,
t ate, provided said nouiinsti.-n nuy please julls;v uor ,er huybaud a. .he breatlied the had let one of them fall overboard. "J ath-
iahuee bUck cloak across hi. .houlderi, hear the words, hut he cried out to him as
They ar now upon the fie
,m m. g.uant omocracri o.o . iKe L w. Watkii.s, E,., be the and nd the lanlIiern tl,at was to give light loud a. he could to trust in God, the father
Will mil r.i tm in mr1iA Anl.ii..ln II.aiv cil .1 J-l.i. r r . I . 1 i .1 ; J
.vuuj. ....u,m Muiniii..- u.v.. - ,i,nnrr"ir rnnnici.ne -n rnrrai-in mix pffr jlf. moon departed, completed the ' trie lameness. lie men aioou resignea
port. ... :Wim, and watch-
spot among the billows hi. face in lm
hands, praised and blessed his Creator, his
Oh, it was the well known bark of hi.
faithful dog that he had heard above the
waves; in another niomen the creature w a
licking his pale cheek. He was avtd! he
was saved! for his ownboatbad touched the
shore, and his own boy was in his arms!
He had been drifted to the land, and had
easily found those wl-o Lad rowed hard for
the chance of saving his father's life.
"Now, homeward, homeward!" he ex
claimed, lliiini ward, homeward!'' echoed
the child, and Neptune jumped and barked
at he welcome scui'd.
The fisherman's family was still suppli
cating Providence upon the hiilock, that o
vcrlooJccd the deep, when the old man .tar
ted from his knees and exclaimed, "we are
heard! there is speck upon the distant wa
ters." "Wliere, Where?'' echoed the group, and
he pointed out whal he hoped to be the ab
sent boat. They eagerly strained their
eyes, but could see nothing; in a few mo
ments, however all perceived a .ail; still
it was impossible to tell the direction in
w hich its course lay.
Then was the agony of suspense; it con
tinued, however, but a short time! a boat
was evidently advancing towards the shore;
in a few minute., they could clearly per
ceive a man at the bow, waving his hat a
bove his head, and soon after the well known
bark of Neptune was born to them by the
breeze. The family rushed to the extremi
ty of the rude pier, and the loud huzza of
the fisherman was answered by the 'wel
come, welcome,' of his father, and almost
inarticulate "thank God!" of Bis wife.
And now all was joy and happiness in the
cottage where there had been so much
wretchedness; the fisherman, his boy, and
hi. dog, were safe from the perils of the great
deep: but he would return no answer to the
question, as to what had detained him so
long beyond the usual period of hi. return.
"Wait, my wife," said he, until we have
dressed and refreshed ourselves, and you
shall know all, but before do either, let u
bles. God for hi. mercy, for out of danger
he hath preserved u."
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