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VO Tj IT ME -2 ELUSWOR1 IT, HANCOCK COUNTY, MAINE; FRIDAY MARCH 28. 1856. NUMBER i> <£)' d3lb'-.u.irtij 3:iirrir.iii 'p'rsi H'nu , "-nv » iiiimy nv Itf. T£. sawyer. ) !i o i » tne fuw i * aiding, on Main Street a-trlv Ilaiuvnk Hunk. “I COULUNA' GET MY LESSON.’ BY A SCHOOL GIRL. I c Mildna' get my lesson Wi’ the book before my 'em. For the thoughts o’ (tinny Willie Came a Ijobbin’ in between. And ilka word sac simple Had naight »o Ellen nran, For the thoughts o’ canny Willie Fame a bobbin' in between She red frac top to bo tom, Owre many a page I ween. For the thong its o’ cannie Willie Came a bobbin’ in between. An 1 ilka 1-af was pictured Wi’ Willi *’s winsome look. All my thoughts were a n i' Willi?, And nane upon my book. A ¥ > LIC CM ATS bTOiiY BY .W.IIlux W. CI.ARK. The hoarders at No. 71 Fast 27th Si (usually went iu coup'or to some place u ■ ■ musem'nt, cxcep a few who eh.se t k p their rooms and study, and on S iuineiti r w? i r.iuld De found alter tea stretched up >n the eo inter iu a store jus around the corner. One evening whei the streets were muddy an 1 the weathe was unpleasant they entered th sitting loom, one after another to g t warm an have a smoke before going down town. The eh mtlelierand cigars were light t! and, ere we were aware of it we wer ■comfortably sealed around the glowin coals, listening to the experience of tw or thee old citiz-us who hid served a (i dieeiu 'll * .-vcral years. We pronounc. this good aimis- Hi nt enou;h lor on evs n:"g iiiil 1 'lined bark against the wa ■co't " t 1. wliil ' the • lem nts w- re rag g-vritho it. During the cv.u.ng dr ,xp s i some of tie vbe aid crime i N w York which ive hal cover dreame of. I cmad qnot • th -ir words but I w toll oxo of di ir stories. A b y nam'd Fro l Tic. was aunt t carry iliun • t t > nis fat 'or who labored i the s ib irhi of th city. •■Don't stop by the way Frol,’ sni his mot ler, "fur twill bo noon by t1 tun you get th to, and tome direct! back w 11 you? ' ••Ycshn.” respond 'd Fred. "For I'm afraid you will get lost i a imething will ha,.pen to you so mi:i wha' 1 say.” The boy hasten 'd away on bis mlsd but bad not gone ball way when he m an ugly looking man w ho c irri J a im black irunk in his lund. Th s mi siewe 1 him narrowly from head to fou put a few questions to h:m concernii his parents, marked him fur h s prey ai cum neno ‘d a plot to lc .d him to tl slaughter. •Mv little man, can you carry a lett for me ?’’ "No sir ; my mother told me n t step." "Well it won't be far out of your w and will t ik ■ you but a moment long 1 here is a dull r. and — ■ wa t one m m nt. ’ Kiel looke l lit tb; hi; silver dill whl ti • ugly looking stringer open bis tr oik and hastily wrote the followi lines: — • II -re Fit*, ;s a good sal.j ct for n he is y mng an 1 ho I thy ; he is inn ice and will b ■ easily captured ; he is of li birth a id h s parents will not (rouble i Get him into the house aud he is 001 his ms ‘ous Cram • will win us a good su l*u him into ihe dark coll tnd keep h; 'till I conn in tin veiling. ••Yours in erimu “M. SwlTtBKEX, M. I)." He sealed the 1-tter, pluced it unt the lining of the boy's c ip, charged h to show i' to no one 'till he arriv where he was directed and walked ou t parently in a great hurry. When the doctor was out of sig! Fred thought his m ith r must be obey first, especially when the man woi never know the diffccnee, a >d he hast: ed onward with a quick step; when reached his father he told him his go luck and shewed him the dollar. ••Lrt mo sec the lei ter," said the fat! •‘I promised not to show it to a one." “Well you mils' 1 t me see it.’1 The boy r membered his promise, yet be felt that his father was in exception, and drew the Ictt r from his cap. The fat'i -r re 11 lie so iciser p'ion on it,which, tog ' 1it wit the secrecy of the business raised his suspicions instantly ; he m do no comment upon it but iold his boy to c iriy it as he was directed. The boy. no lunger felin ; reluctant,thin king he 1m 1 p rmissou. started with a light heart and was watched by the eye of the anxious fuh"r who followed at a short d stance behind. lie -oo i reached the No. a id svrang the hell; a man app a>ed to whom he delivered the letter and started to go away. ‘•Stop a moment,'1 said the man. “I cannot stop sir.1’ said Fred, and as ! he gaA'd down the street he c ught sight 1 of his f.ithcT and cx lainicd : “ There is ■ fath "r r.ow 1 I must go.” The in in quickly learned the character j atthe let tc , and, warn'd of i he appro ich of the boy's f.nlicr thought that what he ; did he must do quit k'y and bid him to step in while he could *• write a couple of lilies 11 • I cannot s op sir for your lines. I 1 must go hi m 1 ' O. I only wmt them carried to your inulh r, ' said the v.Ilian. F cd wondered what business he could have with his mother, hm thinking pei ltd l I J4» l . VI. 1,44 4 V 11 UC .4 1.71/ 111 1.1 / llll l/| V I l.lil in a mysterious way, he entered, followed the stranger thiough the hall and several f rooms sml took the proffered sca» ; quick > as thought the ti uul left the room, locked • the door and Fred was a prisoner in dark . n ss. t 1 Ii9 Cither sow him enfer the house, i and watched in vain for his return : h" r wrung the s me bell once—twice—thrice . but no answer. The door was strongly 1 burr d agains him and the inmates turned ,i d at' ear to h s summons. He quickly called several of the p©Hc'»m'ui. and the i* house was broken open and searched.— r The hoy was th ir first obj ct \\h m they j foun 1 w eping in his dark prison. Tlu* s clos ts a id secret pi ces piesuitcd horrid [ sp ct .cl -s; hey con ained skelton, bodies c not dissected, instruments of torrure e c. 1 h suspicious le ter was found—the . d ath wa nut of Fred. ^ T s den was then broken up but the f wo v e, escaped. I Thus was the boy's life saved by obe dimes. Had he obey'd the saranger 1 first or ha l he kept the letter secret from his fath r. he would line been cut in 0 pi c -s before midnight. n A f *w d y-i after this, Fred brought his box along and s .id : — 1 “What will you give ra: for this, fa - th'T " v ‘I saved vo ir life the other day, son ; won't thar pay for it ?" “it will pay for part of it I ’spose," t said Fred, desiring s -me one 10 rejoice ;1 with him “This.’' sai 1 Fred, “I found tieil up in n a h .ndkercuief in my prison.’’ ?t He opened the box and exhibited gold ll pieces to the amount of a thousand and n some hundreds of dollars. « RESIGNATION, d - lC BY MY HA M-. “ Oh ! mamma ! ’’groan da little suffer er, as the iudica ions of vitality were ^ scarcely perceptible ;—“Oh, de r mamma, am I dying? ’ The piercing deathlike ky glare of his eye, met his m ither’s quick r; p r< option, and struggl'ng, with true j. womanly fortitude, to lep.e s ih« s ghs oJ » i.. i._ .i.:.. . i... ...i I,-,,, ,,V1 “ • * -e> --- o »r uwoy th ■ tear that b d wed her pale cheek. :d die r pli d “at .ther hop-s not, darling, lg h r own hope ■ so ining hut a mock-ry tc h~r trust ng soul U tiding mournful'y ,. in the attitud of prayer, be,Id ■ th - coueli at of h r heart's most precious treasure, ir broken accent-., she presented her solemn 1S earn st petition, to the Giver. Her suppl cation rose through the rca miry gloom of midnight, in stjhins of pur< 'and holy feeling, that He, who eotrustei ! to her caic, the loved being before her ' would yet spare him; that h , her oii/j el o ie, to wh.im her heart was knit by th< 111 sacred tics of a heaven-born lo' c, whosi 1 very existence scorned a part of her own P" who she had hoped would share her cu| of life, on whose br-ast slic might lea ■ it l*' hours of despondency an 1 sorrow, am whoso aff eti nate smilei would shed su i 1,1 shine on h r life-path; ihat her o ly Ion n* rd ,t„e might not-thus s uldonly b? snatch , d from her. She had parted with th playmate of h:s cailiest years; had rc signed her first-born, her gentle Willie uy into the bands of his Maker, without murmur I The id dized one with whom, years be-| fore, in li e's bright spring-time her desti ny was linked, had bee 1 sever'd from her1 by Death's relent c*s hand; yet did she! not seek to explore the mysteries of Prov idence until ihis, the severest hour of tri al. liaising hcrsc'f, she clasped the liny han I of her now unejnseious son, in her. own. It was chiby, yet she perceived in-! s antlv h- pulse was returning, and hope\ was nerved wi ll new vigir. Slowly the spark of life seemed being1 restored :—nine freipient. and at more nearly regular intervals, came his still sti- < fled hr atlungs. After a few very severe stru:gles ho again opened his eyes, and gazing wi illv, softly whispered, •• Am I dying, mamma, ?” she replied not—she spoke not—her heart was too full for ut tcran'-c. K.ieh succ ed’ng moment gave stronger evidence that the hov was fast recove. ing. The mother’s hnpr became rea ity ! ###*## Vcirs, long, vvciry ye ,rs h ive elapsed, and tlie b >y has become n man. lint eh I! how ohanged ! llis swollen, bloated e eok an 1 blood shot eye, tell too distinctly the tale of wo enshrined within the widowed j mother’s h-mit. Ah! treacherous hope! deceiving the heart, even to keen st ag ny ! Again she stan Is by the bcdsplo of ihe same suffen r ; again she presses the same h nd ; she gazes upon those once fair, but now distorted features, and her prayer is sca'ed ill te"rs ! She bends over him in his wild dc iri um ! and with what heart-rending anguish does h r ear catch the inordinate ravings of h r m ebriate son Ah, how vividly to her mi d is exhibit, ed th past ! Again, in fancy, she hears the silv ry voice of her heart's idol ; •• Oh ! mamma, dear mamma, am 1 dy ing?'' again is linguig in her ears. ( an that sorrow stride n mother still hop”? Is tiler” any in 10 room for hope in that er 'shed and fainting h art? A - though sh ■ has drinked deeply, and quaff el oft n, hitter dr lights, aye, the very diegs of the cup of affliction; yet ho-ie still ministers o the wounded apirit, and she Is a healigg luffm on ihe bleeding he rt. Hope on. ihou faithful believing soul 1 and though thou hast, and must yet witness the ru n of thy ton.li st hopes; though the thorns of cruel dis ppoint mciit must yet stinj thy rery >oir' and ir ritate and rankle in thy heart; yet • put thou on f„r a helm t, the hn/e of sulva* , ion.'' Aye. place ihy h ipes in thy Hcbcner, an 1 He who "hath home our gri fs, and i-arric 1 our sorrows,” who was "ft eken, smitten ») God, and afflicted. ’ who • was a man of sor ows, and acquainted, with grief,” will n t forsake thee :—*• He was wounded f ir our transgressions was bruis ed for our iniqui ies: the chastisement of our p ace was upon him: and by his str 'pes are We healed.” [Fi r tl.e t merican ] A ugusta,-18.36. [continued iuiom OUR last] i Au.l why not stop this trafficI in quired. Why do min who see this evil p rnii' i' toremain? The law permits it, my conductor ropliod. not only s •, it up holds and sustains it ; and never will this fair land be redeemed from the thraldom of intemperance un il our laws sli'll for bid the unho’y traffic. Nothing can save your 1 md from this sco rge without the he p of good and wholesome laws. I b w d my head and p ayed that we might ha' te such lavfh. \\ hen again 1 riised my head, my con ductor pointing towards the East, said, •• secst thou lout st ir ?” 1 anawerc 1 yes. lie said. *' that is the star ol hope, even as the star of Beth'ehem pointed to that Saviour who was to redeem the world from sin, so that star points to an event, 9cc< nd alone to that which th • star of | Bethlehem ushered in. And as I mark d its course, it rested over the Capitol of an Eastern State. Within that Capitol were assembled men from all parts of the 1 State, fur the purpose of making “ good , and wholesome laws.” Among those men I saw one whose very look be oken ,1 ed int -nsc feeling. His face mirrored the h'gh an 1 holy purpose of his soul lie | spoke before thu-c 1 iw-makers, and his , words were full of deep feeling and soul I absorbing pitlios. Myriads of Angels gathered around and in that Capitol and by tlreir invisible influence operated like ■u igic upou the best affections of every , heart. He spoke of imempcrance in all its , forms an 1 influences ; shewed that it was i The curse which like a simoon had swept ovor our land ; ho shewed that it was cost 4 ing this nation millions of money and sending thirty thousands yearly to a drunkards grave. He told of broken hearts and blighted hopes ; of murdered wives and children; of industry and vir tue robbed, and indolence and vice en couraged. His words struck conviction to every heart. He asked them to make a law,—a prohibitory liquor law. He* presented a bill for suck n law, it was' minutely examined in all its details, and with general approbation, and was piss ed. Angels clapped their bright wings and with lightning speed carried the hap py news to the world of bliss; happy spirits in that happy world received the news with joy. Good men on cirihrc-J jo'ccd. The crushed and broke 1 -hearted wife ag tin took courag’ and again clasp ed the husband of her youth to her still loving heart; and little children lisped, •* I h i vc a pa again.’’ A universal shout of joy went up from happy hearts thro’ jut the S at". Other States heard the gla 1 shout and felt the joy, and thus from State to State the tiuings spread. The watchword was the “ Maine Law;’’ they l lopted its principles and felt its blessed effects. II ppy homes sprung up where before all was desolation. The prisons were emptied of their inmat s, the poor-houses were fast being thinned. I said llcavrn r ’joiccd ; not so with Hell. Satan was trcubled-nevcr by human agency had lie! scceivcd such a check. Thousands whom he considered his, had been redeomed ; his agents on earth, «ho were sending thous lids with railroad speed to his king dom bv this law, were compelled to stop thoir business, lie called together all h s pand.-monioncrcw, and said ; "friends what shall we dor as things go on of late we soon shall le ruined; for well you know my friends, that using alco holic drinks is the foundation of our pros perity here; without it murder would n‘arly ce .se ; the brothel, the gambling sirup, and all the haunts of rice would lose nine tenths of their force if not en tirely. disappear. Now what shall be« done my friends? This L u>, this cursed l.mr, they all exclaimed, does all the inis rhief. At last one spoke who lung had thouget upon the subject. "Take courage friends, our cause is not hopeless yet, we still have friends on earth, friends who if possible in this cause, would out Satan, Satan. Now go to work, begin in Maine, for there this child was bom. and there its father lives ; that father loves it now with all a fath er’s love, and to save its life would base his own. Destroy that father’s influence and the work is w-.-jj begun. Thru hard er ■•ill it will be to And a man to carry out our base designs, for all men love the name of virtue even if they possess it not; and a man to serve our turn, must be a man who has a fair standing among h i fellow men. This law which we so much hate is jus' the law to make men happyg else we would not hate it. Now if we can get a mail who will serve us right, wee in gain many to our support who did they understand us would op pose.” Then Satan spoke saying ; " I like your couns-1 wed, yet on one point I must differ. Let the lluinsellers and their friends, select their man or men, while we control the m tter, and help a'ong as far as we can conscientiously ; for it would disgrace our whole friterniy were it known that we were prime movers in this matter,” They now adjourned a'ter arranging their future course of ac tion. TRcir first effort was upon the fa ther of this law. Satan supposed that he had lost the day ; not so the rumsel lers, they turned it to account. And thus for doing what he had to do, and which Satan wished he would not do. (ttat is do ngnt ) xney raiseu a nuc aim cry against him or rather against the cause he so long served. 'J'be next thing in order was to find ihe man. Suffice to say, a man w..s found in which all the p rt-es I have named could cor. ially unite. But his sayings and doings tell the story best.— i Again I was lost in wonder at the dc j pravity of man, and as I mused my con ductor said, look yet again. I looked and lo a cloud da- k and heavy rested over the ! Capitol; but they found opposition there 1 in that house that they did not expect. 1 Many had been deceived, and when they 1 found the devil had so much to do with j and against this law, tiicy began to rc8cct. - The law had many friends there too, friends true as steel, who never faltered, - and who still kept that dark cloud back, 1 so that the star of hope might still he ! seen. Now while 1 watched tho pro 1 gross of these men, some battling for, and some against the interests of their fellow men, and when I realised that Ihe dearest interests of thousands hung upon the result of that battle, I said I will go and encourage these friends of temperance and humanity in their righteous cause, and starting up I awoke, and seeing something drop from my hand upon the floor I picked It up and found 1 had bean reading Governor Wells' message, and had read what he said in regard to the l.iquir La*. THE PIRATE OUTWITTED; OR THE YANKEE 0A?TAIN'3 PRIZE Not many years ago—long enough however for It,■ rigor to grow up from a little wild, uncouth limbering tillage, mm a beautiful city—there might hive been seen one day in September, a nnall fore-^mi aft schooner laying at one of the rude log wh irves,taking a regular assort ed cargo of pine lu liber, potatoes, poul try and codfish. If you siep aft ami look over her stern, you can read her nome — Sarah Ford. It ingor; ami that afternoon, after her cargo w»s all on bur,I, if you could have g it a peep at her mini* fest and bill of lading, you would have seen that she was commanded by Cap tain J,-stall Fobes, ami bound for Si. Thomas. J ob Fobes, as lie wascomonly called m Bangor, was born on the Iniiks of the Penobscot, and brought tip at sen; and at t h is particular lime, was just about twehs ty-three years old and master and owner of the schooner Sarah Foul. Josh had named his little craft, which was nearly new, after ihedaughter of Colonel Fold, a very rich aristocratic merchant of Ban gor. There was a perfectly good iinilei standing between Josh and Miss Sarah, entirely unknown to any but themselves; liir C- lmel Ford would as soon have fol lowed Ins only daughter to the grave, as Consenting to liar marrying the skipper of a down east coaster. Header, have you ever been to the island of St. Thomas, in ■ h-D inish Wj •( Indies ? “Yes,'’ Weil, I am glad of it; for yon will agree w ith with me, that it is one of tlie loveliest of all those ocean gardens—the Virgin Island. No! Well then come with me! h will cost you nothing, and a short visit will amply repay von for your time and trouble. The Island of St. Thomas belongs to Denmark, and itssiluatioujilst far enough v ■ iInn the tropics to ejoy all the advan tages of a tropical clmi.ne. so lib-ral in its variety of fruits and flnwe rt>, and just far enough to windward of the lar->e 13. lands, to insure it against the ravages of yellow fever and other prevailing diseases, which often rage with such malignncy during the summer months in the West India islands. The island Is about eleven miles long, and five in its greatest width. The city stands at the bottom of a beautiful bay. opening in from the southeast, and pre sents a magnificent appearance as you en ter the harbor. About half a mile to the westward of the town, there is an old Catholic buryuig-gri.nnd, which is the favorit resort of Si. Thomas idlert. One Sundiy afternoon, about foiir weeks after we have seen the schooner Sarah Ford along alongside the wharf in Bangor, you might have discovered her commander Captain Josh Forbes, laying tos full length on a black marble slab which covered a grive, under a huge tamarind tree in the old Catholic burying ground. Captain Jo-h was figuring away, with a trig piece of chalk in his fingers, and the marble slab for a slate, calculating the expinseof Ins voyage anil ihe actual prwftia to himself, after having paid fur Ins cargo, which lie has bought in Ban gor on credit. After a while, he got through with his i calculatiJus, and drawing forth his hand kerchief, he carefully wiped the chalk murks from the polished mardle,and ihe i Lilly rolled off ilie i!ub. imo a perfect little thicket of lilies and honysurkles, which grew up in w ild luxunanoc along sideuf the tomb. His intention Was to gel a comfortable afternoon nap ; but just us he was about to close his eyes, the sound of voice* near by, and approaching Mill nearer, arroused him ; and a moment after, two individuals whom he had often seen since his arrival, seated themselves on the very slab which he had so recently occupied. These two persons were—one, his ex cellency, Governor Van Sholtonbrrg, ol St. Thomas, and the other captain of i beautiful armed echooer under the New Grenadiun flag, which had for a week pusi been lying in the harbor, well out towards Priuce Rupert's Rocks, For several year* past, the Govern*! < of Si. Thonrvs hail been suspected of l»e i.ig connected with Hie slave trade, em twice he bad been called home toCoperi liegeti lo answer charges preferred again? him. Bur he had each lime been abli to prove hiirinnocetice, or the the gov eminent had been unable to prove hi' guilt, which amounted to the same thing and the Huron Via Sholronberg still re retained the office <»f Cwcmor of 15 < Thomas. Captain Josh was perfectly concealer under the friendly shade of the honey' suckle and lilies, and laying very quiet he soon learned from the conversatiot ot the two gentleman seated on the tomb that his eacellency was not only engaged in the African slave trade, but that lie was also closely connected with a still free trade, in which the cruisers wore till i/a* k Jl g at the main peak- lie alst learned that the pretended caplin the n New Grer.adien schooner was no less n personage then Charles Mitchell, the cel ebrated pirati of tlu gulf. Captain Forbes heard a great many things that astnniaed him ; and when tht two worthies left the old grave.yard, hr crept out of his place of concealment with a much poorer opinion of the world1; honesty than he had when lie moled ufl the marble slab, an hour previously. Grenadian schooner went to sea on th< following morning, firing a salute as slit got under way, winch was returned from the outer fort. Thre» days afterwards, Captain Josh finding that he could not get ajioinewartl cargo in St. Thomas, got under weigl with the I n ten 11< >m of running down on tin South side uf Cuba, into some little by ports, and purchasing Ins cargo of sugai audinqlas.es; shrewdly calculating tha if he wen* imo some of the •m ill, out q the way places, he should get bis cargi much cheaper than lie could in any of tht larger and more frequented harbors. As soon as be made the Cape Maize the eastern extremity of Cuba, lie haulet close in with the land, and running alouj down to the westward, lie kept a brigh look out for some little obscure inlet,whicl would suit Ins purpose. He grassed Trinidad, and began to tbinl that he should be obliged to run round m (be north side to Havana or Matatizis when one afternoon, as lie was keeping close along the beach, inside of the Isli Pines, bis oye caught '.he entrance of i little narrow channel that looked just a: if it would suit his purpose. The schooti er's helm was put hard up, and o!T sht went belore the w ind, and in fifteen min utes she was inside qf a little harbor, tha bad probably never been visited by an ho nest American vessel beforP. Captain Josh Forbes, was not ver iflen astonished at any thing he saw, be •le was taken all aback that afternoon 'or when he got about a quarter of a mil up, the narrow creek, he discoveretl moored alongside of the bank, half mile further up the hank, the New Greri adian schooner he had seen at St Tliomai In double quick time the Sarah Ford wa i uit alongside of the bank, and tied up I, ihe trees, which grew close down to tin water's edge. Josh Forbes, for once in his life, was ii a quandary. He couldn't get out to se again, lor the wind was blowing squar i ito the creek, and he knew that be for the land bretze would set in at night, th gentleman from tbr schooner above woul pay hint a visit; and then good bye to a Ins hopes of marrying his little schooner’ names ike, fur all that he was worth in th world, and considerable more, was in th vessel. He had with him the whole pro ceeds of the cargo which he had sold i St. Thomas, and which he was yet t debt f.,r in Bangor. Pnr ft minnle* the VsnWee r.-iflfai was lost in a deep study when all at one a bright thought seemed to strike hiu for lie brightened up, and calling his lit ile crew of five, all told, afi, he addresse himself particularly to the young ma ! who acted us mate of the schooner, am : said: | “Warren, do you think you can tak the Sarah Ford homo to Bangor?" | “Yes, cap'n. I do," replied the young ater; “but what are you going to do?" “Me? oh, I'm going home in thi set ooger up there." The other looked at him in astonish ment; hut all inquires were cut short b Captain Josh, who agam addressed hi mate as follows: “Warren, you jump aft there, and tak the bearing of that vessel by emnpasi and then take the compass out and Itrin it along, for we must put for the bushe if ever we want toaee Yankee land again . | I'll tell yon my flan alter we get ini* | ; the Woods.’’ In two minutes the Strait Ford was deserted by all hands. Captain J>osli look ihe compass from Warren, and led his liitle crew back from (he creek about j a quarter of a mile, when he shapes his Icourse by compass, so as to keep along up, ajbont parallel with I lit hank. When lio j'lil^otl It* *«• »c nliMilt «». |- .sito ■ h- |> - rale, lie took the advanse and proceeded carefully down towards the creek, lit» lew minutes, they catnt in site of ihe pirate schooner, and' at the same mniminf Josh made a grand discovery, which was ; that a Iittie ahead-of where the schooner j lay, there was an arm of the creek, which i run off about west, and opening out into ihe bay by a different channel from the ! one lie had entered, lie saw at a glance I that as the w ind was, a vessel could run ’j out hy this channel wilh a free sheet.— I About the time ilnyt Forbes and his crew | catnc in sight of the sell toner, the pirates I had mustered all hands, a ad just started J off down (he brink of i lie creek to over 1 haul the Sarah Fnrd. I As soon as they were out of sight in | the bushes, Forbes whispered to his | men : ‘•Now's our chance—out Ur.ives and i cut her fasts. Then jump aboard and shove off, and ihen pit sail in her." Tlie captain's orJers were promptly obeyed, and m less than ten minutes, the j New Gratia lino armed schooner B'au •lay—the favorite cruiser ul Mitchell,the pirate—Was under all sail and passing rapidly down the west or u channel. | At ihe moment that die pirates reached the Yankee schoon# , they saw their own I vessel under way, and going to sea. In stantly comprehending the Yankee trick, and boiling wilh rage, they inimediaielv > got the Sarah Ford under way a id fu. lowed her. ' lii half an hour, both vessels were out , side. Forties, With his new ovum in I, | was running away in the westward, a r bout a point free, mi l keeping the luff of i ; his sails lighting, so that site sliouldn'l 11 go to fast through the water. Tlie pi j tales were standing right on in his wake, j crowding on all sail to overhaul him. , I After leading them iff about ten mile*. Capt. Forbes suddenly tacked ship and ,|su.od back on the other tack toward the , I pirates, and passing them to windward, just out of pistol shut, he ha led them : ‘‘Now, genrlemen, you wilf*plea.«e to . i keep on as you ate going. If you attempt to haul your sail, 1 11 sink you.” A yell of mingled rage and dispiif , 1 rang out from the pirates deck, and un . mediately the schooner’s helm was put hard down, in order to go tn stays. , Before she was head 10 wind, a nine ( pound shot from one ot their guns came . crashing in through ihe schooner’s bul warks, telling them in the most einp.ilhie manner they hail better obey orders. ( And ihev did loo. in an insinnl the . schooner’s helm was put up, and she was kept of on her course. Captain Josh reefed his fore and aft sails, so Ins vessel would just hold way with the other schooner, and then he kept on after her, just within point blank range ; all through the night—whiclrwas 1 clear and beautiful—whenever the pi 1 rales appeared to forget their orders, and 1 i began to keep off, or haul to off their ‘ course, at a gentle hint from Furbee long ‘ pivot gun brought them to their fences * directly. ' And thus lie drove them all the way * j into Havauah, where they were secured ' , by itm authorities. J | 'I he governor-general of Cuba was s • " | well pleased with the affair, that he gave ’jtlie Branday (Torch) to Josh, just a< 1 | she was; And lie also gave special o.» Idcrs that the Surah Ford was to pay no ■ ! export uuiiea on ner cargo, nor was sue e i to be subject toany port charge*. * I In a week. Csptam Josiah Forbes sails ' ed for New York ; ami if he did n> t fi nd * 'loite so much gold in his priae as Kidd 11J buried along ihe coast, he louml gin ugh l ! to make him the richest man down east . and Colonel Ford was perfect'y willing c■ that he should marry Ins daughter Sa rah. —‘•Well, Dick," said a doctor to a man whose wife he had been attending, t "how i* your tsifef’ "She's dead I thane you," * —“I dou't like to pairoi.iso this lias," t said a culprit to 4 hangman. "Oh ne» s ver mind ilns once," was Ihe reply, "I will soon suspend it* operation." e PtmisauKKT fok Danaxt«ass.—la . Sweden a man who ie seen drunk four • ’ nine* is deprived of Ink vote ut elections, i and ihe next Sunday after the fourth of * tense is exposed m the eburcli yard imts . liclyv ’