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THE OLD CAXOE.
Where the rocks are gray and the shore is
And the wdters below look dark and deeri;;
"WTiere the rugged pine, in its lonely pride,
Leans gloomily over the murky tide ;
Where the feeds and rushes are long and
And the weeds grow thick on the winding
Where the shadow is heavy the whole day
There lies at its moorings the old cahde.
The nseless paddles are idly dropped,
Like a sea-bird's wings that the storm has
And crossed on the railing, one o'er one,
Like the folded hand9 when the work is
While busily back and forth between
The spider stretches his silvery screen,
And the solemn owl, with his dull "too
hoo," Settles down on the side of the old canoe.
The stern half sunk in the slimy wave,
Rots slowly away iu its living grave,
And the green moss creeps o'er its dull do
cay, Hiding its mouldering dust away,
Like the hand that plants o'er the tomb a
Or the ivy that mantles the falling tower ;
While many a blossom of loveliest hue
Springs over the stern of the old canoe.
The currentless waters are dead and still
But the light wind plays with the boat at
And lazily in and out again
It floats the length of the rusty chain,
Like the weary march of the hands of time,
That meet aud part at the noontide chime,
And the shore is kissed at each turning
By the dripping bow of the old canoe.
Oh, many a time, with a careless hand,
I have pushed it away from the pebbly
And paddled it down where the stream runs
Whore the whirls are wild and the eddies
And lat'.ghed as I leaned o'er the rocking
And looked below in the broken tide,
To Bee that the faces- aud boats were two,
That were mirrored back frum the old
But now as T lean o'er the crumbling side.
And look below in the sluggish tide,
The face that I see there is graver grown,
And the laugh that I hoar has a soberer
Aud the hands that lent to the light skill"
Have grown familiar with sterner things;
But I love to think of the hours that sped
As I rocked where the whirls their white
Ere t,he blossom waved, or the green grass
O'er the mouldering stern of the old canoe.
EY FAtL PLUME.
In tlio summer of 1850 five sportsmen
started from Sau Antonio ou a hunting ex
pedition. The party consisted of Robert
Glcudy. Thomas Smith, John Simpson,
Euoch Stiles and Albert Mapes. I knew
only the latter, and had tho following ac
count from his own lips. In those days
the savages who roamed the plains had
matters prettjr muoL. tl.oir own wty . Tk.
small number of troops that were posted
on the frontier were wholly inadequate to
furnish protect iou to those who went any
distance beyond the settled parts of the
Our party arrived safely cn their ground,
and pitching their tent, began to hunt with
excellent success. For a weejj they camped
upon the samo spot, until at length they
began to feel that fancied security which
springs from a disregard of danger.
It was late ouo night, when Mapes was
playing the yjo)ii and the others were en
gaged in di'aw poker, that a hound which
accompanied the party started from the
bufrjilo robe on which lie was lying, and
springing to tho front of the tent, began
to utter savage growls.
Mapes dropped his riddle and the others
their cards, and catching up their rifles,
all went out int) the night. The moon
struggling faintly through the rifted clouds
showed that the horses were safely picket
ed. This being ascertained, several of the
party made an examination of the ground
lying about the camp, and discovering
nothing unusual, they wont back to the
I don't like the way old Hector behaved
just now," remarked Simpson, placing tho
butt of his rifle upon the toe of his heavy
boot and looking anxiously into the face
of his companions,
"BaUJ" cried Gleudy, picking up tho
cards ; "come, put up your antes."
"No, no," they replied, "no more cards
to-night, Bob ; rather let u determine who
is to stand guard."
"Stand guard?" ejaculated Glendy.
"Ilallq ! what's tho matter? Old Hector
has scared the whole party. Why, we
haven't stood guard but three nights since
we've been out, and we still have the hair
on our heads. But if you think it neces
sary," he continued, "post me for any hour
"I certainly consider it necessary," re
plied Mapes. "As long as I have owned
that hound. I never knew him to sUow any
signs of uneasiness unless there was cause
for it. . Before now he has got me out of a
tight place, and I would sooner trust to
his instinct than to the eyes and ears of
The watches for the night were there
upon arranged, Glendy taking post for the
first hour, while Mapes was to go on guard
at three in the morning.
The moon went down early in the night,
but there was bright starlight, and when
Mapes shouldered his rifle to watch, faint
streaks of coming day were already visible
in the eastern horizon. His inseparable
companion Hector, was at his side. First
he examined the wagon at which a couple
of mules were munching corn, then bo vis
ited the horses and stooped down aud feit
the iron picket pins."
Satisfied that everything we correct, he
walked to the smoldering fire in front of
the tent and set down upon the end of a
log, Hector crouching at his feet. He had
scarcely taken his seat when a low whistle,
like the note of a curlew, struck his ear.
Mapes was an old Texan hunter. No man
knew better the stratagems of the Indian
than he. There was no bird would utter
such a cry to be found in that locality. He
started to his feet, and the hound at tho
same moment sprang in front of him with
a savage growl. An instant more and
Mapes was in the tent waking his sleeping
"Quick, quick ; we haven't a moment to
lose," he cried.
Rifle in hand, the inmates of the tent
sprang from their repose just in time to
hear their terrified horses (cut loose by the
creeping Indians) madly dash across the
prairie. The whole party made a rush for
the wagon, intending to fight under that
cover. For the next half hour all was qui
et ; but as daylight dawned twenty Indi
ans, mounted on ponies which had their
tails tied up (an unfailing sign that they
were 011 the war-path), were observed about
a mile to the eastward.
"In for it now," said JIapes, looking at
Bob Glendy. "I reckon you havo some
faith in the hound after all."
"There's only twenty of them," answer
''I know it," replied Mapes in his quiet
way. "'Tis not tho first time I've had
this thing to do. I feel inad about the loss
of our horses, and I want the fight to begin
at once. I'll step out as a skirmihher and
"No occasion," cried Enoch Slilcs, "for
here they come like very devils."
"Now, boys," said Mapes, "every man
pick out his game."
The Indians came at a full dash until
within range, when they opened fire with
lilies, while the whizz of at rows proclaimed
they were not all provided with firearms.
The Texans returned the fire, but unfor
tunately without success, aud the Indians
deployed according to their customary
"Alia !"' ejaculated Mapes, picking up
an aixow from under the wagon and in
tently examining it. "My old enemies,
the Apaches. Well, I'll try and wipe out
old scores to-day. llec, you know some
thing about these devils, don't you?" he
continued, addressing the hound. "You
haven't forgot the arrow they put in your
paw, have you ?"
A desultory firing now commenced on
both sides, which was kept up for the space
r 4.1.;. j- n.u..t.
I lobe it Glendy and Thomas Smith fall
dead, and the Indians almost got posses
sion of the wagon. Stimulated by their
success, they repeated the charge, and were
stubbornly met by the fire of the three de
termined men. Poor Hector was the only
victim, A half dozen arrows went thro'
his trusty heart and with a few convulsive
quivers, he stiffened out his form in death.
It was an awful place to utter profanity,
but Albert Mapes swore a terrible oath, as
he laid his hand caressingly on the body of
his old companion.
LTp to this moment no Indian had been
killed outright, though it was evident that
one or more were wounded, for the savages
gathered in a group, many of them dis
mounting. "We'll pass in our checks if we remain
here," said Mapes, sternly grounding the
butt of his rifle and gazing at the savages.
"I think there's mighty little Ioubt that
we'll follow poor Bob and Tom. But we
have got to die some time, and a man can't
do so better than defpnding his life ; but
it's hard to be wiped out of existence by
a set of thieving Apaches. That's the only
thing that has a sting in it for me. Now,
if we could only reach Ilancjiero Creek, we
might fall in with the troops that are scout
ing in that vicinity. Suppose we take the
mules and try it, It's a poor show for suc
cess, boys, as two of us will have to back
one mule ; and it's not likely we'll have a
Tho proposition of Mapes was at once
adopted, and for some unexplained reason
the savages followed close in the rear of
the party, but never fired a shot until they
came within sight of the creek. They now
were within nine miles of Fort Lincoln.
Their spirits, however, fell when with eager
eyes they peered over the country and saw
nothing but dense thickets and numerous
Indian trails. They were now in the most
dangerous part of the oountry a region
usually infested with savages, but also fre
ouexlly visited by scouting parties of the
roops. Iu the hojm of mooting one of
j these detachments they had set out, and
( the disappointment they now felt was some
thing hardly to be described.
Forcing their way with difficulty through
the chaparral, they reached a hill of rough
j sandstone. Springing from' their mules,
which they hastily secured in their real,
they took refuge behind the rocks just as
their foes came upon them and Opened fire.
It wanted but little more than an hour of
night, and the savages seemed determined
to settle matters ere darkness came. Their
first new grief now was the death of both
mules, which cut off all hope of escape ex
cept by foot. With a yelL on came the
foe, but suddenly halted short of the spot
where the three men stood prepared to fight
with determined obstinacy and courage.
As if ashamed of being kept at bay by
such an insignificant force, the Apaches
rode almost within arm's length of the men
and poured into them a volley, after which
they quickly retreated. Albert Mapes had
faced death often in his Texan campaigns,
and no man had ever seen his check blanch
or his hand grow less steady in the hour of
danger ; but when he saw Simpson and
Stiles fall forward on their faces, with their
mouths full of blood, he involuntarily re
coiled, while the lines about his weather
beaten face perceptibly grew harder.
Quickly casting a searching look about
him, he espied an opening in the sandstone
ridge, and the next moment he sprang into
it. To his great joy, he found it tolerably
spacious, while the entrance was large
enough to admit but one man at a time.
Here he resolved to sell bis life as dearly as
possible. In his belt he Carried a revolver,
which he had reserved for the last. It was
fortunate he did so, for iu his flight into
the cave he lost the rammer of his rifle.
His foes, who saw him enter his retreat,
now pressed toward the mouth of the cave.
One of the more daring attempted to enter
and was shot dead in his tracks.
The lesson was sufficient for the savages,
who at once successfully put into practice
an ingenious ruse. Stripping their dead
comrade of his apparel, they hastily made
a manakin and carefully pushed it toward
the mouth of the cave. . Mapes, deceived,
fired, and the dummy fell and was with
drawn. This they repeated until Mapes
had exhausted all his ammunition. From
his count ho supposed he had slain or
wounded every Apache present. When
his foes were satisfied that his ammunition
was expended they rushed into the cave
and secured him. To drag him forth amid
exultations and bind him on a pony was
the work of a few moments only.
Then they set out on their march with
their prisoner. By noon on the following
day they halted at their camp of a hundred
lodges. Klin-cha-ah, or Rattlesnake, was
tho presiding chief. From his contact
with tho Mexicans he had learned Spanish,
and as Mapes spoke the language well, he
was cuablcd to talk with tjie chief quite
"You have killed a good many warriors,"
said Rattlesnake, laughing, as he referred
to the trick at the cave.
"I would kill more," replied tho prison
er, "if I had the opportunity."
"You have a big heart to talk so bravely.
Don't you know what I intend doing with
"You will kill me, I suppose," replied
Mapes. "It's Just what I would have done
It. .j nf j
Rattlesnake gazed at his prisoner for a
few moments, and then put him under
guard, securely bound.
The following day there was merry
making in the Apache camp. The Indians
were practicing gymnastics, and Mapes
was led out and bound to a tree, where he
witnessed their athletic exercises. A smile
of derision curled his lip as he regarded the
sports. Rattlesnake approached him.
"Can j'ou do these things?" he asked.
Mapes told him that he could do better.
"Unbind him," commanded the chief,
'Now let me see you make good your
It would have been difficult to find a bet
ter gymnast than Albert Mapes. He out
leaped the best Apaches in the camp ; he
ran swifter and excelled them in every
thing they attempted. Rattlesnake regard
ed him with a look of satisfaction.
"My brother has spoken truly," he re
marked, for the first tirao using that term.
"How would he like to become a chief and
remain with us? Ho has a big heart."
"I would prefer it to dying, of oourse,"
replied Mapes, with a laugh.
"It is well," answered the chief.
That day Mapes was presented to Rat
tlesnake's daughter, who was to be his
squaw. She was not as comely as some of
the Indian girls present, neither was she
as young ; but Mapes exhibited no aver
sion to inakiug her his wife, and Rattle
snake, in his liberality, gave his daughter
as a dower a fine lodge, a dozen ponies and
a few goats. With these Mapes and his
squaw commenced lodge-keeping.
There was one thing connected with this
arrangement that our newly-made chief
did not relish. He was bound never to
leave the camp without his wife's permis
sion, and she took care that he was always
under her eyes. For two years Mapes con
tinued with the Apaches, never wholly
losing hopo of escaping. He was now
burned to so deep a ie by exposure that
it would have beon difficult at first sight to
have recognized him as a white man. Dur
ing the period of his sojourn with the
Apaches he traversed many thousands of
miles about the country but he noveronce
showed signs of fatigue or discontent.
The camp of the Apaches was often vis
ited by traders, and when these men had
concluded their sales to the savages they
Were usually followed by a few Indians,
who waylaid them and returned ivith the
plunder to their camp. One would think
such treacherous acts as these would have
deterred traders from visiting them ; but
such seemed not to bo the case, at least ;
while Mapes was among them.
At the termination of the second year of
his involuutary chiefship, a Mexican tra
der came into their camp. They were then
at Comanche Creek, a distance of seventy
three miles from San Antonio. Mapes had
often been at the placo in other days, and
the sight of it awakened anew in his heart
tho desire for liberty.
The trader had got through his business
and departed, when the proposition was
made to follow and kill him and recover
what they had paid him. For the first
time, Mapes asked permission to be one of
the party, and was referred to his wife.
It was only upon the most solemn assur
ance that ho would return that ho obtain
ed her consent. The party, however, was
increased to five, it being usual to employ
only a couple of Indians in mattcis such as
The trader had got a day's start when
Mapes and his party set out on the trail.
They came upon him as he was camped
near the Rio Saco. Keeping out of view
until evening set iu, they secured their
ponies and began to amuse themselves.
Mapes had managed to obtain a bottle of
whisky from the trador when he was at
the camp, and he had carefully preserved
it for future use. llo now produced it, but
his Apache friends were cautious and did
not intend getting drunk while they had
him in charge.
They, however, drank sparingly of the
bottle, which with the exercise of tho jour
ney brought on drowsiness which soon cul
minated in sleep. Now, if one attempts to
walk with ever so light a step in the vicin
ity of a sleeping Indian he will awaken di
rectly. Mapes, who was lying beside
them, understood this. He therefore com
menced to move uneasily in his sleep, roll
ing over several times.
With great caution he repeated his roll
ing stratagem until he had got quite a dis
tance from the sleepers, when he noiseless
ly aroso to his feet and hurried directly to
the pouics. Selecting his own, ho quickly
drew out his kuifo and hamstrung the
others. Then he jumped on his horse and
rode for liberty.
Yaudenburg was distant but fifteen
miles, and Mapes never drew rein until lie
halted in the midst of it. The t-oople
flecked from all parts of the town to get a
sight of him, and hear his strange story.
His Apache wlfo must by thin time be
weary of watching for his return, and if
she wishes to see him will have to visit
one of our commercial cities, where, at the
present moment, he is engaged in a more
Christian-like occupation than taking
In Chckcii TriE Pkize-Package Boy's
Dueam. One of the most alarmiug cases
of somnambulism with which wo are fa
miliar is that of the prizc-packnjre bov
wnn operates on the ZSorristown llailroad,
in Philadelx'hia. By some extraordinary
combination of circumstances this child of
sin was induced to go to church a few Sun
days ago, and whilst listening to the ser
mon he fell asleep in the back pew where
he sat. There had been a Sunday school
meeting there before church, and all the
Bibles and Missionary newspapers were
piled up in that particular pew. Sudden
denly this remorseless young orphan picked
up a bundle of the papers in his sleep ar.d
began to walk up the. aisle, throwing one
into each pew as he went along. When
he got under the lee of the pu'pit he
stopped and waited two or three minutes.
The minister looked cross-eyed at him and
glared at him through his spectacles, but
the young brigand was unconscious. Then
he glided down tho aisle and amazed the
congregation by removing the papers from
each pew. When he reached the rear he
seized an armful of Bibles and rambled
up the aisle again, tossing them at the oc
cupants of tho pews. Rest ing again under
the pulpit, and wholly indifferent to the
circumstance that the clergyman's eyes
again were out of their natural straight
position, aud were making his spectacles
look like a double-barreled locomotive
headlight, the infant brigand pranced
down the aisle the second time, yelling,
"Here's your prize packages, only ten
cents ; each one contains a prize from ten
cents to ten dollars !" and grabbing for the
Bible as he proceeded. Tho minister
waived his hand at one of the deaoons ;
the deacon and the sexton charged on that
boy, and the organist tells us the three
scudded down the thoroughfare at the rate
of fifteen knots an hour, while the sexton I
shook the boy up, and the deacon boxed
bis ears, and wished it was not wicked to
swear. Then they took him up into the
steetle and killed him. We are not cer
tain that they killed him, but wc think
they did, of course, for that is the only j
way iu which he could be keyt quiet. We
could have butchered him long ago if w..
could have got him alone in a steeple come- j
where. Max Adeler.
De Careful What You Say.
IjY CHAKLF.S CAKISOLL 8ANGF.K.
In speaking of a person's faults
Pray don't forget your own ;
Remember, those with homes of glass
Hboul'd seldom throw a stone ;
If we have nothing else to do
But talk of those who sin,
'Tis letter we commence at home,
And from that point begin.
We have no right to jmlja a man,
Until he's fairly tried ;
Should we not like his company.
We know the world is wide ;
Bome may have faults and who have not-.
The old as well as young j
Perhaps we may, for aught we know,
Have fifty to their one,
I'll tell you pf a hotter plan,
And find It works full well ;
I try my own defects to cure
Before of others tell ;
And though I sometimes hope to be
No worse than some I know.
My own shortcomings bid me let
The faults of others go.
Then let us all, when we commence
To slander friend or foe,
Tliiuk of the harm one word may do
To those who little kuow ;
Remember, curses, sometimes like
Our chickens, "roost at home ;"
Don't speak of others' faults until
We have non of our own.
How Andy Jonsson Got His Table
Aoais. A recent issue of the Bristol
(Tenn.) Newt relates the following : Ex
President Johnson has been noted for his
kindness to tailors. Some time sinco ho
loaned to one of them the old table on
which ho used to ply his shears and needle,
and from which he iu an unparalleled ca
reer rose to the Presidency. During tho
cholera alarm of June last this brother
left Greenville in a hurry, taking his fam
ily with him to Bristol. In the confusion
he neglected to leave behind this celebra
ted table. Mr. Johnson was prostrated
by a violent attack of tho cholera, and
could not look after out-door matters, and
so the table found its way to Bristol. Of
course it was regarded by the family a
relic too interesting to bo lost, and ou
Wednesday last Mr. Andrew Johnson, jr.,
a son of the ex-President, arrived at Bris
tol in quest of it, and found it safely locked
in one of tho A., M. and O. cars; and snug
ly billed for a distant Virginia town to
which the aforesaid tailor had already re
moved. There was no use in a warrant in
detinue, for the service could not be made,
and, as both table and tailor were in Vir
ginia, an attachment could not begotten in
the State, aud one from a Tennessee jus
tice could not be served. Did the pursuit
end here ? Not a bit of it. Learning that
many of the Virginia care aro backed
across the State line to the Tenncssea
switch in order to get them on the proper
track, Mr. Johnson procured from a jus
tice on the Tcnnesso side a warrant of re
plevin, and when this car was being
switched for its Virginia journey there
was present a Tennessee officer, who very
dexterously switched the celebrated table
out of it, and turned it over to the son of
the ex-President, who now has it again iu
Witat I Begin to Believe. I begin to
luili.vo, o,r-jwlnj-fl, iliat moacy makes the
man, and dress the woman,
I begin to believe that the purse Is mre
potent than the sword and pen together.
I begin to believe that those who sin tho
most during the week are the most devout
I begin to believe that man wns not
made to enjoy life, but keep himself mis
erable in the pursuit aud possession of
I begin to believe the surest remedy for
hard times and tight money market is an
extravagant expenditure on the part of.
individuals to keep the money moving.
I begin to believe that piano-fortes aix
tnore necessary in a family than meat aC
I begin to believe that a boy who docf.
not swear, smoke and chew tobacco ma;'
be a very good boy, but is naturally stupid.
I licgin to believe if the devil should die
one-half the world would bo thrown ort
I begin to believe that he has most men,
who makes the most noise in his own be
half ; and that when Gabriel comes nr
to be behind the times he, too will blo-
his own horn pretty lond.
A negro minister whose first wife ha ":
died, and who had remarried rather soon
than some of the sisters thought pro 1
and becoming, excused himself as follows
'.My dear brethren and sisters, my grk
was greater than I could bear, I turnc.
every way for peace and comfort, but uoi e
came. I searched the Scripture from Cin
isee to Revelations, and found plenty t l
promises to the widdcr, but nary one to the
widderer. And so I took it that the Loi.'.
didn't waste sympathy 011 a rpau when it
w as in his power to help himself ; and Lav
ing a first rate chance to tnairy in the Lord,
I did so again. Besides, brethren and o;
ters, I considered that Betsy was ju.-t .a
dead as she would ever be."
An ignorant old lady wa,s. asked by a uuu
ister visiting her if the had religion. :;!:.
replied : "I Lave slight touches of it 1
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