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TIIE JIANGERS,
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BY J. T. V.
CHAPTER I.
I kncw liy llio sinoliu tliat so graccfully curled
AlmiG ihe frreun diin. lliut n coltiiRO wtis nc:ir
And I sniil. Mrilieru's peaco to bo found in llie
ivnrlil.
A Iicurt ilmt was liumblo nnjlit hopo Ibr it lioro1'
1 II0JIA8 HIOOIIE.
Tlio grcalcr impnrtniice llmt lius been
nitaclied lo inciik'iits of tlio rcvolution,
linve smnewlint obscured the 110 lcss iin-
poiiatit cvcnis liiat prccQiieu n. xci, u
wns tlic skirinislioa aiul struggies wiucii
ilie colonies wero obligcd to oncoiinlcr
vvith ihe Inilians, tngetlier willi tlio 'Frencli
wnr,' thnt iravu the fDunders of our nation
ilmt lmnlihoot! of fiuniG nnu niuscle of
irou that cnableii tlicm to hrnvo tho toils,
broiiglit on bv injiibtice und oppressiun,
and to uchifve :i uloiious indcpondciice.
Ilere wos tlio mirscrv oftlioso distinguish-
ud herocs, that won Ibr thcinselvi's, dur-
iii2 the rcvolution, so endtirinc n name.
nil one that uill cvcr bo rcincinbercd
with gruiefnl adornlion. We nrc npt lo
forget, wlien hc looli upon our prcsent
pnispprity, and at our futurc grentness,
the priccat which Ihev wero purchascd.
I'ailly wnh this view, tho bcciio of the
fulliiwing tale has bocn laid in llic midst of
those truubles, uhicli, for a tiinc, thrcat-
ened the total ilestniction of the colonies,
ihen just btriking llicir rnols m ihe u ilds
of lliese traiis-ailaniic sliores, the gcrm
of a niiglity nation.
In tlio biiiiiincr of 1755, ncar tho up-
pcr exircriuiy 01 JjUiie iiiimniaiii, in a
smnll clcai'iug aniiil tlic tlien almost
houndless forest, iinylit have been scen a
lortly dwelling of one of the first pionecrs
of that rpgion. It was consiilerably in
advnuce of tlic other scltlenicnts, and
several rnilcs from any ci vilizctl habita
tion. Upon a sinall emiiicnce, n shorl
diblancc east of tliis solitary homc, was
sciited a irnrdy htinler, a lilllc p;tst tlic
inciidun of lifn. Ilis )ocks had bugun
lo nhiien, but vvith untimely sorrows.
Ilis visagc, Ihougli niock and tnild, was
somewhat dt'jectcii and borrowful. His
curi'iage, wheu slfindini;, was ercct and
tnanlikc. His coiiiiteuancc nnd liinhs
howcd lum nn strangcr lo those toils and
liovdshipj which ovprwvhero faccd the
first settlers oflhoso tiincs. Ilis cyo was
lieiu upim his daugliter, who sat nt liis
lect, tlio only coiiiiaiiitui of his solitudc.
In her his hopes had cenlcred, and, inde-
cil, slm was one nn whnin a fathpr miglit
pluce his uecpest nfieciion. Eizhtuer.
huinnicrs had just stamped tlieir siinny
iinpress upon hor hrow. Ilcr bair richlv
niantlcd her ncck and slioiildcrs, ns 'daik
and glofsy as a ravcn's wing.' Tlic out
liuej of her forni werc rotund and gracc
ful. Iler ttnps wero os elaftic as the
sprighlly fawn ihat boiinilcd Ihrongh the
woody glcu. The lasl linguring hcains of
rlie oi b ofday werejupt rclreaiing up ihe
caftern IJIIs, and slieddit'ig nroiiud their
lops a glow ofhis depaning glory. Upon
llic north, just vis.ible througli thc tree
tnps, luy thc naiTow, mirrorcd lake,
strelching out to ihe dim hnrizmi, jilacid,
wiihout a brcpze to ruflle its tiiinqnl wa
trrs. Thc south seenicd one iinbrnken
fmest, as far as the eyo could tcan, wlnle,
far iu ihe west, ihe waiers of Lake Goorge
jparkled and flashed utnler tho purple
pplendor of llie evening sky, nnd sccnied
like a grand paluce into which the king of
day had just relircd wiih all his shiiiiug
niagiiificpiice. The faihcr and daughicr
wpic gazing upon tho scene m joyfnl
niliuiraiioii. I hounli far removed from
llip halls of clcganco atui rcfiucmeiit, yei
they m crc arilciit adinircrs ol nature
hcauties, and graieful adorers ofherGod.
They walclicd iniently the glowing tccne,
unlil its splendor had lipgun to fadc, whcn
tlic daugliter, casling tiii nnxinus eyo a
round, as if her car Imd caught somc dis
tnnt souiul, Iistcucd a inoment, as ii to
hear it rppcnted.
'I wonder, fathcr,' sho cxclaimed, nt
lcngih, 'ilmt Ilartwood tarries. 'Tis
already somc hours sincc the linto his
inpssenger snid lu; inigbt bo expectcd.'
13e uot iinpnlienl, niy daunhtL'r,' re
tiirned llic f.'tlier, 'Ihcsc wiiidini; forest
patlis have puz.lod older heuds that) his,
ihougli not dolaycd inoro eager hearts,
pcrliaps.
'I fuar,' she rcttirned, 'somo cvil has
hsfallen liim: or, inav be, this savane
chief has crossed liis path.'
'Would that he had,' cxclnirncd tlic
hiinicr. ' 1'hen the sword ol the youlh
could easily lay open to viow the dark
heart of this savai'e. No, nn; Charles
Ilartwood is not ono to bc slopped or de-
layed hy any Indmn that Elands betwecn
hirn and his beloved.'
This last retort ptU to silcnco thc fenrs
ol llie 'iiaiuen, anir causcd the riuli blood
lo mount to her check.
'lliit sec! spe! fatlier,' she in a tnoinent
exclaimed, pointing to thc foot of thc hill
hoyond their hoine, horc a buge slng
Imd jiift sprung from thc bushes, and was
bounding to the righl, towards the laUc,
as if terrified at so iiucoinmon a Bicbt ns
a humati habitatinm Tho hunter now
snatched his ridc and Fped away afier the
flving deer. Tlio "nuidcu wutched liim
unlil tho disl.int trccs hiil liim from her
sighl, and theu tnok thc path hnmcwanl,
to preparc for his return. Once she thought
the lentes ruMled nnd bushes tnovcd
bv llic sijc of her path; but as nothiug ap-
poarcd, slm passed it by tuifiticed. Tlio
liunlcr, mennwhilp, cautiously purstted
his flepling game, unlil he f-au' him top a
shorl distanco in ndvance, upon Ihe mar-
gm of thc lako, to drinlt, ns if unconscioiis
ofdanger. Hc levollcd liis riflo upon
him, and flrcd, but missed his mark. In
an instant, anothcr i ille llasiied, and llie
deer lay pnnliiiz upon the shore. Thc
liunlcr sprung forwnrd to sectiro llic fal
lcn game, uot thiuking but that tho sc
cond icport was oiily an ccho of his own
IIo scarcc had reacliod tho spol, wlien
to liis surprisc, u cauoo was drawn upon
the shore, und a manliko youth stood he
fore hirn.
'Charles Ilartwood!' cxclaimed llic ns
lonishod liunlcr, and eagerly clasped the
vouih to his brcai
'Pardon,' said hc, nt longih, 'so roncli
a Ereetinc; but it isso long sincoa civiliz-
cd beinc, save my daugliter, has blessed
rny sioht, Ihat my toy wiil urgc mo to px
ccss. uesiues, your appcaiancc uas call
ed tho scencs of tho post, vividly to inind,
tniii"lcd with which, are rccollections
that never fuil to make my hcait sad
The past, voti kuow.my friend.is gnne,'
rcsoondcd the youth. '1 he nresent nnd
fiitiiro nro nll wc have to do vvith. 13ut
how fares inv beloved Ello?'
'She yet is joyous,' returned ihe hunter
cvcn in her scvcrest hardships, and i?
now anxiously vvaiting your nrrivnl; but I
have murc to tcll vou. thouch 111 llie hrst
stitutiou to pursuo profossional sludies, he
was betrothcd. Mr Worton, her fathcr,
was n rncrchaiit in tho cily of B ,
placc let mc nsk where is your band?
whv nro vou liere nlone? You surely did
not come uiiattendrdi
No,' respondcd ihe youth. 'I have left,
lust lipliinil, a uaud ol noDio leiiows, as
hardv and ture as evcr fell to thc lot ol
mortal to lcad.'
'That is well,' cxclaimed llie hunjcr, in
relurii, 'Ihcy may have an opportuniiy lo
prove.tlieir courage, crc long, tliere may
be. diiiiger hrooiling ovcr us, which, ifj
ngutiy rcnii your iicart, may aitect your
peaco.
'Spcak!' resnonded tho yoiith; und if
danger is bcfore 113, or hovers over her I
tnost vnlue 011 carlh, thh, ' aml lielouched
a snnll hiiglc, that hiing ct his side, 'sball
call 11 score of brnve mon, ihat aro good
for n hundred of the ciiemy.1
'Not now, my joung freind,' relurned
the huiiterbut are you suro they nrc with
in onll?'
'Not lialf n mile down llie shore,1 re
plied the youth, 'just nround yondcr
point.'
'Enough;' exclaimed tho huriler, now
let us away, Ella will hc impaticnt of my
ttaying, and will be glad to vvelcomeynu.'
The liunlcr llicu placed his heavy bur
deu upon his shoulder, and, followcd by
his ticuly ariived gucst, took his wiuding
palh homcward. Scarcely had they pass
ed one fiiurlh of thc distnncc from llie 100
of thc bank that slopcd back from llie lake
tn tho hiinter's homi', wlien, dircclly iu
their path, iu frunt, up slarted tlio dark,
frowning I'orm ofta savagc chief. A lom
ahnwk was poised in his hnnd, and huug
high in air ubove llic hunler's hcad, with
dendly aim.
Iu au instant the tword of tho youlh
flashcd from its scabhard, and struck llic
wonpon from tho Indian's hand. The
uhief darlcd one ofhis most savnge scowls
upon the youth, who, till now, had escnp
ed his iiolicc, as he lcapt in frmitofthe
hunter with his uaked sword, ns ifto turn
ihe vvr.ith of llic ludian tipou himsclf. A
innmeril a ficrcc wnr who.ip inng
Ihrdiigh the fbrcst but tho ludian had
vanisliod
'TI11111 prescrver of my lifn!' the liunlcr
evclainicd, grusping the hand of thc youth,
'1 was unnrepared for l his suiurise.
ihougli it is 1101 the first limc I hnvc mei
his indignaiit frown. I will now tell vou
all. cveu the dani'cr I had so darkly lnnl
cd.' '
lle thcn relaled to his iicnrcr, whilp
ihcy pursued their way, thc evenls of thc
levv nreceodiii" hours. al of u iic itho
reader sliall havo iu our own good limc.
The slmdesof evening had Hprcadihem.
selves over the earih, wlien the daiinlnor,
who had been anxiously walching her fa
ther's rpiurn, henrd his voice in conversa-
Hon wiihoul, and starled up lo greel him
liomti.not suspecting who his companion
uiigiii ne. uui, ns iiic neani a voice 111
reply, its fainilliur loues brought to her
reincinliurance tho recollection ol her c.x
pccled lcner, and ihe warm blood from her
loud hpating heart spread a crimson nlow
1 r. .1.... . 11 . . 11 . . .. 1.
lum iilt iucL, nnu ioiu wcii uip ieciins
of her bosom. Sonn llio door swunr 011
ilsluuges, nnd Uharles Ilartwood stood
before her, the ncxt mompiit she was
clasped to llio bosom of her betrolhcd lov-
cr. lt needed 110 rulen of e'.iquette, in
those times.and under sucji circumstanccs,
to welcomo so dear n friend atui c'esirablo
a gtiest, ns Charles Ilartwood. So, while
wc leavo Ihejoyful lovers lo follovv tii
their rapnirous grectings, with kindly
speecncs nnu neari tuit cniotions, we will
1 .1 . . . '
iiring uie pasi events up to tlic prcncnt
uaio.
CHAPTER II.
Our fnllicra.iilvcrcd o'cr
Villi ngo, tlieir falo dcploro,
Our ivives, nnil cliililrcn ilcar,
Wuli inany n (jmliing tear;
l'rotcction from our nrm roquirej
('nn we hear, nnd forbaro
To bave or at tlivir feot uxpirc?
Geouce I'axton
Lhnrlcs Ilartwood was a vounc man of
slcrling aliiluy anu sound intcgnty, whosc
ancestorps vvf.ru mnong thoso tlmt'lmd fled
from oppression iu thc Aluihcr Cuuntry.io
seek a hom? in these wcstern wilds. Ile
was un only son, and had rcccived such
an cuucatinn ns llio uistitutioiis ol thnt
time cnuld afford, and tho only hcir to n
cousidcraulc estatc iu llic caMcrn nnrl of
iMnssaciinseiis coiony. Ilu hepanio nc-
quaintcd with Ella Rlorlon while iutho in
stitution ut , admircd her for pv
loyeliness, nnd esteemed her for virtues.so
il ii uecdless to my, wheu hc left the in-
.1 - l.l tlM
anu accountcu a vvcaitny mati. 1 uu
inalcli was whnt tlio world would have
culled a desirnhle oiip, and llielovcrs had,
in imaginalioii, gilded a hright path in the
futurc.along which they expocted to tread.
But thc first iough breeze of fortuno cnn
break tho web of carihly hope. Scarcely
had Charles Ilartwood left thc itistitulion,
wlien Mr Ilartwood, througli the dcfault
of a partiicr, was declared u bankrupt.
And, to add to his misfortunes, his wife,
tho sharer ofhis prospority, who had been
laboring under a discuse, now fell its vic
tim. ilis spirilssunk under the load of
aflliclion, nnd hc cnllcd upon death to
hrandish again his dnrt, and striko n suc
oml hlow. Thc first r.iisfortunc hc might
hnvc bome with comparalively checrful
iicari,uui now tuesoii seemeu to 110 over
the latt vcstage ofparthly hope. IIo hnd
mistakcnbis daughtcr's characlcr, tho'
bred in comfort, and evon nflltiencc, vel
shc had a heart lo mcet thc rudest shock
of ndversity. Shc was like thc garden
fiowcr, llial, wheu crushed, becomes mnre
fragrant. She il was that nssuagcd thc
slunn of griel, that hcat so loud in her fn
thcr s hrcst, nnd lulledto tranqinllity thc
iroubled waiers. Yes, 11 o w h c
would live for the sake ofhis own doar
laughter, vet ho could ill brook thc cold
frown of the world, that was cvcr ready
tosmiie on lum in his prosperuy. Just
thcn tlio tidc of migration was seiting to
wards tho wpst, hc fcl! into its wnko Hc
joined i party vvhose desiinaiion was ho
yond lle Mudson, nnd wlien thcv rcaclicd
the. pla:c of tlieir spparalinn.hc sought out
thebnauliful spot, wiih whioli wo have al
ready acquaitited the reader. It was
wiih sad emotions that Ella Morton took
leavc ol tlic placo of her nativity, and her
but tiiid circlc of friends. But, for her
fathcr's sakc, hho would make any sncri-
fico, or forcgo any plcasure. She there
fore chccrfully accompanied him lo the
plnce ofhis seclusion, but :iot wiihotit in-
orming her lover il what hnd irans-
pircd, and thc placo of her residcnce; so
that a correspoudeiicc was kcpt up bc
Iween Ihe two, ns ofien ns ciicumstanccs
would permit. Ella seemcd to hcrsclf like
one cut off from nll civilized Miciety. yet,
au afTectionaie letter from Charles Ilart
wood, occasionally, would briug sweet re
pricve from nll fier self-denials. It would
bc needless, pcrliaps, lo relutc llic suffur
ings anu hardships ihat ihey were ohliged
to endure for the few first years. They
werc thcn fjommon, and have hoeu expc-
rieuced by maiiy of our first settlers. Ilnt
naturc hoiintifully provided for thcm, in
ie wild snnie that fillcd the forest, and
covnred tlie lake.
A few yenrs soon had passed, wlien
Charles Ilartwood, liavirij: completed his
sludies aud cntcrcd upon his profcssion.
found himself in posscssinu ofji fine es
tate, yet waiiting ono thing to complele
his happincss, nnd thnt his long-loved nnd
loug-ivi&hed-for Ella Morlon.
This was iu thc year 1755, wlien thp
dark clouds of vvar, that had hovered like
evil omens ovcr the politicnl sky of thc
colonies, now had gathered togethcr and
groun tluek and blaek, and werc just bc
giuiiing to disgorgc tlieir ficry lempest
over llio Innd. 1 ho .irirniorahlc prcject
ol tlic union 01 thc colonies for miitual ilu
fpnce ngaiiist the Frencli and Indinns, had
already heen inatured and signed at Alba
uy, und llie storm of vvar had burst forili
Siune dnring cxploiis had bceu accom
plisheil by hostilc Indinns, and some bru-
tal murdcrs cnmmilicd upon thc most ad
vniiceJ setilemeuts. The pulse of the
coloiiijs hcat high nnd warm all flew to
arms to defend tlieir fire-sides, their par-
culs, tlieir vvivps nnd babes fnuii ihe hor
rid fcnlping-knile und tomahawk of thc
blood-ihirsly savagc. Indignnlimi slrung
every mind, but revcngc goadod ihe heari
ol those whosc friendd aud rclatives had
perisned under llie criuisoned hand of tlic
ludian. Armies wero raised for n2ress
ive inoveincnls. Sni.ill bodics of iiulc
pcudent Rangers, under their own leud
crs, ucrc formed, nud scnt to scour ihe
Innd of tho cneiriy, (and iu the words of
their insiruclion), '10 disiress tho Frencli
and their allies, by sacking, burning nnd
deslroyitig llicir houses, barns and cauoes,
nnd to cnileavor to vvnylny und dest.roy
their convuys (if proiisioti, by Innd aud
waicr. unaries iiartwoou saw liis coun
try dcmnnded his setvices, and he was
ready 10 yiuld the sacrifice. Ile joined a
suinll pnrty ol friends, of like niiild with
himsclf, who elecied him iheir leader, nnd
wero sworn, till death, if needed, to sharc
each other s fortunes. After receiving
their mstrtictious, they pluugcd into llio
irnckless furesl, cncli wiih his well tricd
riflo in his hand, and a scusc of justicc at
liis heurt. 1 lic ltangors, 111 genernl, ow
ina to the mii'ratnry ntovcrnents of their
march, and the rnpiditv of tlieir elmore of
plnce, were comparalively safc from any
largc forcc ofibe cneiny that mii'ht be
scnt ngainst thcm. They scemed 10 hover
nround thc cnciny's canip like a bird of
prev, to harass, or cut off any store3 that
might be t.ent for llicir rclief. As nn ca-
gle darts upon his unconscioiis viclim, so
thc party ol Ilartwood secincd ever prcs
ent wheu lcast expectcd, as if hy magic,
vvhero any advnnlaco inicht be aninod.
Ofi, wheu ho seeuied cveu wiihin the cn
emy'sgrasp, hc, wiih his gallnnt band,
would disapppar ns if by enchunlmcnl, nnd
the ncxt inonient be sirikini' some mnster-
y hlow, lo ihe chagrin nf his pur$uers.
Tlius ttpciitling a fcw vvccks in llie
country ol llie foc, chnncc at Iength
uioiii' iil lum 111 llie recioii of tho Lake, so
thut he resolved to turn aside, und resting
from thc tug of vvar, spcnd n while in tlio
fociptv of his friend. and tho beloved
companion of liis Ibimor days. Ile nrriv.
cd, ut len"th, wiihin u short distnncc of
their homc; hrtving previously sont n mes
scnger to inform tlieui ofliis iutenlions.
After having found n safc rotreat for his
band, upon llio shore of thc Lake, hc
spraug iuto .1 canoe that one of tho pariy
had found concoaled ncar by, belnnging,
probably, lo somc Indian that was theu
somewhcre in tho region, and mcl thc
liunlcr as before dcscribed.
It was a timo of trcmbling znxiety lo
tho hunter, wheu llio vvar broko out. Ile
was situatcd in tho heart of llic Indinns'
country, who, gcnerully, werc sworn on
emies to the whites, but hc put his Irust
iu that Beiug who holds ihe de.stiuy of all
nntions in liis hand, am! fcarcd 110 ill.
Time passed 011. Thc solitary dwelling
of thc hunter hnd as yet escapcd llie plagno
of savac warfarc. Thero were, iu ihe
imrnediale viciuity, but a fcw Indinns, of
a fast-decaying tribc, whoso chief was a
tall, athletic youth. IIo or.ee had suppeil
nt tho liuntcr's home, nud slept beiieath
his roof, IIo had gnzcd ofi nud ardcntly
upon his daughicr, and sihed. As he
was about to dcparl, he drew tho fatlier
aside, nud unfolding to him his love. de
inunded the fair mnidcn for his hriilp.
But as thc fatlier told him of the far-ofl
slranger, lo whom sho was betrothed, tlic
ludian chief took his dcparturc withasor
rowful counlenance, though lit up, now
and ihen, with a frown. Tu's the faihcr
did not see, but thought liim slill kindly
disposcd. But danger often threatens
most where there is no fear.
lt vvns the day prcvious to tho arrivnl
of Charles Ilartwood, that a message came,
informing thc hunter and his daughicr of
his cxpected visit. It was a day of rcjoic
ing. It was that nliernoon, while her
fatlier hnd gonc on thc cliasc, that Ella
had wandercd a little from her home,
and in tho fullncss of her heart, wasli.ving
ovcr ngain tho past. Shc delighted to
lingcr 111 memory upon the happy hours
she had spcnt with licr betrothcd, nnd in
her joy, broko forth in a song that they
werc acctislomed to sing togethcr, in by-
irone davs. Thc sound of licr mellow,
rich.toned voice rang Ihroiinh llio foiett,
while llie chorus was joined by the sweet
symphonics of thc sylvan choir, in charm
ing melody.
Thc last strain uf hcr song Imd scarcely
ceascd lo ccho 111 thc dislant glen, wlien a
tnll savoge sprung from behind a neighhor
ing trec and stood by her side, n momcnl
moro, nnd shc wns clasped to tho breast
ol ihe Iiulinn clucl. bheutlereu a picrc
iug shriek, and fnintcd.
'Nay!' cxclaimed tho savnge, 'I have
thee now, my lone dovo of the mountain.
Thou shalt find iu 111c a mate, thou, my
hride, shall sing to mc thy sweetcst songs
iu a distaiiUiome.'
Saying this. hc encircled her waist with
his brawny nrm, and bearuig her aloli,
bounded lo the forest.
'Stand!' cricd a voice in ihundcr, as thc
Indian sned nround a small thickct, too
difliciilt to pcnetrale. 'Siand! or fire1'
Thc Indian pauscd, nnd to his astonish
mcnt beheld 1 hc fathcr, but a few feet iu
ndvance, wiih n loaded rifle to his fihoulder
nnd his eyc already levolling thc barrel al
his Iicart. Q,uick ns ihoughl, he trans
forined ihe nerveless forin of the daugliter
iu front, for his sb.eld. The rifle droppcd
from tho faihpr's hand. Oh! what would
the yoting savage thcn have given for his
own lifle? hul thnt, hc had left behind,
in his haslc 10 escnpc. Ile now fell for
his scnlpinir-kiiifo, but Ihat, too, hnd been
lost in his flight. The fatlier saw his do
fcncelcss slatc, nnd snatchiiig his own
dirk from his girdlc, sprang forwnrd, and
would hnvc scul thc bl.ide to his heart , had
not thc savagc rcgarding his inotions,drop
ped thc burden aud took rofuge hy flight
Anaiu thc falher's rifle was to his shoul
der, and the leaden nics'Seiiger spetl along
Us course. But so unnerved was the fa
thcr's ilrm, wheu danger had passed, that
thc whizins liall only grnzcd the flesh ofi
thc fluetiug ludian, nud servcd but to
quieken his slcps. Ile uow suntched up
llio lifeless daughicr, horc her to thc near
pst stream, nndbalheil her teuiples iu its
cooling (lood. Shc soon revived, aud,
openiug her eycs, cxclaimed
'Oh! my fathcr! am I safc? am I res
cucd? is it not all n dream, waking from
which, I shall find an awful rcality?'
Tho fatlier prcssed her to his bosom, ns
if to assure her of her safety. Wlien she
was suHicicuily recovored, he accompani
ed her homc nnd explnined tho causc of
her rescup. Ile was just returiitng from
thc cliase, wlien ntlracled by her screatn
hc had bastciipd to her rclief, und surpris
cd thc Imiiau just wheu ho ihnught his
rcireut secure. A few hours servcd to
quiet her fears, and the danger she hnd
encnuntcred was almost forcmtcn in the
joyful anlicipatiou of mecling her lovcr.
TO liE COKCLOOEI).
llcmarkablc Proiihesy of Cohbdt, rc.
specting Ireland nnd the failure ofthc Po
tato. rFrom tho London Economist.Uec-
19, 184(5.
lo tho hditor: Lenmmgton My Denr
Sir: Lasl evening I met al diiuier, n Ito
nuin Catholic priest, a Doclor Siniih,
from Coiinemara couiit v ; Galwnv who ro-
laied the following oouvcrsalion bo had
vvith that exlraordinary mnn, Cobbett, iu
1620. While sneaktng of Irelard, Cob-
hclt said, thnt the dirtv wccd, nllud!ur lo
llic Polalo, iBouldbe tlic cursc of Ireland.
"llow sor replicd Uoetor bmiih, "what
musltho peoplodo wiihout it; they live
upon it. They have had it in ciillivr.iion
lb3 vcars. Lohbctt answercd, "tlicy
iinist go back to thc satnc food thoy werc
accusiomed to live upon previously to tho
penoral culiivation of thodirty wccd: nud
th'it istocrnin, ns whcnt, onts, tyc. You
hnvc four milliona of souls in Ireland, nnd
oight millions of ncres of unciiltivntcd
ground. This ground iiuibt bo diai.i'-d
and brought into cullivalion, nnd ou
must ugain grow whcat, oats, rye, fcc.
The polalo will not lasl morc than twruty
ycars, when il will worh ilsclf out, and thcn
you willue lo what astulc Ireland will lt
ralucid. You must return to thc gruin
ctops; and Ireland, instead ofbeing tho
most degrndcd, will hecome ono uf tho
(lne.st couutrics in tho world. You may
live to pco my words provo truo, but I
ncvcr shall."
Doctor Sinith mado a notc of (ho abnvo
in 1025, nnd tlio siune opinioti and prophc-
sy coriccrning the potalo occurs in one of
Cohbett's books, Cottngo Economy, or
Cottage Comforts, I forget which.
Dnring the dobalo in the sennlo 011 tho
hill for tho rclief of Ireland, Gcneral Cass
alludcd to thc suggcstious which had been
mnde to convey tho nntional offering 10
Ireland in one of our thipsofwar. "It
would he" said tho senaior, "a heniiliful
tribute to the ndvnticing spuit of llie nge.
The ines.senccr of deuih would bocome a
messenger of life; tho ngcuts of destrnc
tinn, agcnls of preservaliori; nnd our ca
gle, which has flowu nhovo ihem. nud car
ricd our arms to thc very coast of Ireland,
would thus bcconio tho fignnl of hope,
whero it has heen the signal of defiaucc.
I shall lcnd ihe bill my support with great
plcasure."
"TIIE 13EST OF I1USBANDS"
From Pttnch.
This is n very rare anirnal; but ho is tr
bo found. The cxistencc ol the uuicorn
has been siicccssfully disputcd; and that
very '1131111801110 nnd grnceful nnimfil, in
stead ofbeing hariicsscd to Her Mnjesty'i
stnte carriage ns assuredly the pprrieu
should he, could oight of them be proour
ed h merely employed upon hernldie dit
ty, nnmely, to support Her Mnjesty's
Arms; But the good hushand let nll our
virgin readcrs takc heart is not fabulous.
We caniiot, certninly, precisely mnrk out
his luilitat. Vo do not think thc crea-
turo is lo bc found at pulilic masqueradcs,
or billinrd roonis. oi'in toilcd boois danc
ing the Polka nt the Casino de Venus, do
Baccluis, or any other cnsino of any oiher
disrcputahlc hcalhrn deiiy. The hal!t-,
too, of tho Bcst of Husbands vary u.h
tho hest of ivivcs. Somc nro best for ono
particular virtue some, for anothcr nud
some for virtues too numeroiis lo ppecify.
Somc Bpsi of llusbands nre alwoys luiyiug
best of wivcs new gowns; snmo besi. a
gain, nre continually t.ikiug tlieir better
hpsl lo tho opera or play; in fuct in tcn
Ihousand different modo3 do tho Best of
I-lusbands show iheir bupcriority lo tho
secnrid Imsl, and the miildling, and tlio
fine ordinary, and those merely good for
fumilics.
But Mr Brown, thc best hushnnd of llio
hcst Mrs Brown, did according to that
thc most devotcd niaiu.er
displayed tho paratnounl cxcellence of his
marlial qiialities. .Mrs Browu herself, on
ly on ThdrMlay lust, informpd hcr dear
friend Mrs Sir.tlh of tho peculiarity that
bleEsed her with ono of the bcst of men.
.Mr.,Smiih had dropt in lo talk ofnolhing,
and have a dish oftea. Mrs Smith hnd
left her bonnet, mu(T and cloak, iu Mrs
Brown's bedroom, nnd wasscated at Mrs
Brown's fire. Mrs Siniih put hcr hatida
to hor lipad nnd sofily Hhed.
Mrs Bmtrn. Wlmt's thc malter, my
dear? You don't look well. Notlung
parlictilnr, 1 hopeV
Mrs Smith. Oh no, nothiug. Only
Smiih n'ain ns usiiiil.
Mrs lirouu. Poor thing! Well, I do
pity vou. Whnt is it?
Mrs Jirown. Oh, my lovc, z7in Club.
Ile was'nt liotno till two this nioruiug, nnd
I setting up, nud yes, but you are n hap
py woniaii. l'vo uodoubt, now, that Mr
Br.iwn
Mrs lhnwn. Ble3s you, my dear! He
wns reading thc paper to me ullthc cvm-
Ila! Mr Brovvti is 0 good
ing.
Mrs Smith.
mnn.
Mrsllmvn. A good mnn, my denr?
If 1 were to tell you nll, vou would say so.
In fact, he's thc brst of husbands, audono
little thiui' will provo it.
Mrs Smith. Whni's ihat, Mrs Brown?
Mrs lhown. Whythis, Mrs Smith.
You would'nt once think it of llio dear,
kind soulj but hc's so fond of me, U.at all
this bitter cold weather, hc nlwnys j;ocs
up first 10 bed, to warin my placo! Now,
I call that
Mrs Smith raising hcrcycs andjoUhng
her hands, cxclaim)
THE BCST OF HUSBANDS.
Thc genllenieii cmployjd by Capt. Pit
niau in ihe Providonco otlico presented 10
him n handsome silver pitcher, upon his
lenving ihem to join tho nrmy of Meico.
Caplain I'ltuian's compatiy lefi Providence
onThursday, nnd repaired to Fort Adanu
Newport hmbor. Hoston I'ost.
"CAN SI1KSPIN?"
A young girl was otico prcsented to one
of the English mouareh's wo belicvo
Janies I. as 11 rcuiark.ibo prodigy, bc
cnusc she was so deeply lcarncd. Tho
porson who prcsented her was honsting of
hor proficicncy iu tho nncicirt l.uignngcs,
nssuring llie king she could hoth spenk Sz
vvriie La'.iu, Grcek nnd Ilebrcw. 'Tiicso,'
said thc nionarch, 'are rarc nttaiuiiienla
for 11 damse!; but pray tell me, 'cnn sho
spin?'
'IIow vnlgnr!' cxciaims a pcrt Miss
scarcely iti her tccns, as shc lurns for a
momunt from hcr luundrum occupation of
torluring some unlorlunate piatio 'how
vnlgar to ask such n question! If the
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