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IF PAID , IN; ADVANCE. oil: Jtiil ...ini-.O .U 'A ) W03 S3 ..j -.L't.-rr-'.-f . :f 103 'S3 i;: f; ,t n i o j u-uA MISCELLANY. Mr; Brownlee'a Visitor. ft jW,g. ROwNtEjs .felt; comfortable. It wji' .'pvemiijj and "late in December. Qulsida, he wind had a cold, sharp wliis ilfl, and the inow, with which it waa laden, had been weaviog', since early morning, a shroud for the waning year. Within, the graie ; glowed the gag burne4 .brilliantly, !t i trailed, and children played in happy anpqnfcipaanets of eold, or want, or suf- htiWrS ,,'. :; ; ' . ' ' 1 Jilr, .Brownlee was in his pleasant lit 4'mg'ippmi the walls of which, were hung with pictures the windows draped with (Curtains, aqd floor qarpeted . with yielding- Brussels., ..He sat; by a centre table, oa which were new books and the latest numbers of the best monthlies. ;u ..Now, all tbia was calculated to make a man feel comfortable ; and,.Mr.: B.rown Jeo.waH . entitled to what .he enjoyed, for de was so, honorable, Intelligent, active, flfid, successful merchant a good citizen, a loving husband, and a . wise and. tender .parent. - :Uiv:-'' "Wasn't that out bell!" Mr.Biownlee asked, looking up Crpm the page of a book. ;4iI think soV answered ,,Mrs. , Brown toe, wd;:hoth ..listened, as the servant moved along, the passage. . A .man's voice (.88 heard. -i -vi..,,, v.:...r K . I):: "Xahouldn't wonder," said Mr, Brown lee, if diat is M. Lewis ,M , ;Tbew ,was .a shado of dissatisfaction in his tpucs, n.,'Mr; Lewis," sjiid the servant, enter jng the sitting-room a few, moments after. ward. ...'. :. . ; ,.; i- : , .. ,i f'Ask.liini to walk up stairs." . i;; ,;n.The - servant retireo., , Mr.; and MrB. .Brownlee. looked at each jotlir; but as their children were preseat, neither made any: remark.;, But it was understood be tween .them (bat the visit of Mr. Lewis was mutually, regarded as something bor dering . on an 1 intrusion. - They ) were feeling very , comfortable, as we have seen, shut in from the chilling wintry blasts, ; and with every comfort .around them;: and the presence of any stranger, just -at i that :time,: could scarcely help being unwelcome. : h.4'Good i! evening,' Mr.. Lewis." Mr. Bftfwnlee's voice was kind, if not cordial. 0 4, A man plainly, we might say coarsely, Pressed, entered the room. Uis manners were'; far from '. being ' polished ; though his rather pale, care worn face had in it many indications of a natural refinement. vnQood evening," he responded, giving in a'wlt ward nod. 'Good evening.ma'am,' iWas i added, wiih a nod in turn to Mrs. Brownlee. ..And then be came, forward and took the chair that was offered him, and drawing up to (he fire, warmed him- telf.Htv 'rUKi:;;;;;,.;... ; ,1; ,i.Ucavy Btorm,i tbisV remarked Mr. Brownlee. ! i :m S ... :,,.,:. .-. ;..:T "Yesthe snow lies above a foot deep. But you are very comfortable here." Arid Mr Lewis glanced around the pleas ant'toom. byi "v: u jiuxj a-jv. Jo :ijH6v s your wife to-day inquired MrtJ'Brownlee.vi iUini't wj'-'t f.oii' "Soiriething better, thank you,' ma'am. 1 haven't been able to see her,, but the . nurse, told me that she slept last night, 1 and; has less fever to-day;, ; I feel, '-very 'muchi'ifttcburagea.'1 Oh'.'deaf f'jfshb'only: gets over itI ah'all be so rejoiced.''1 How Pany, chilJreu'have'you !" 'Four tna'alnY and the youngest is just about as old as thaTdear .little girl now "jn youi5, laji, ph; dea iat hard for Jiei, to teerjarateli' frbnj' her mother j but aWer 'for', the' rflbth'e'r.J Via' "so lit' bb'pe Wliset Safeli ' over' it slooii 'l talked "How.. pleasanriU'st here l': and M r.j .ftewiSg'ioo.KeUjaii arouaane room again, jif And, jpUjarso jhappyln haying all your hiden(rqun'dyou.i a ilomeis a., blessed Uce-xbjeasei. s e ve'fji 4hoifgU owh' .Mne iWasnlt rike, )us ; .buttit'wWaha -Weey pur hijdren; now l!'-,).,,. .oattere4, all arpund, amoiig relations poor'tbbgslSiui;irnyv ifes sickness, .it'.takea aj.lhd isavedanj. all looul ElUm; M.-gW ttefhdQCtprejlf, Ob, rf,.th,ey tihlluld cure Jbe,r now;, ! shall fie so. happy ' ,8aViVYei .wul;hopftftr ih. bwt," said Mr C'Brownle'i,-,sfii;,-.if.ur lai(ila- Is v.iitvt ! "I always do that, .but it's, been, hoping 8gainsthope for-ther last- eight or nine i wonthsi !Tti darkest ioir, they, tell us; just before day breai,.r ; So ! 1 comfort viuyselj witt thinkii'the aioming is. very ''iiaearAUVt,Tf-i 'i.fl vnilii!iin!.Ti .1 Hi.!.:.' I : t 7 . . . 1 :Mfr; aftd Mrai Brownl'jltreWi touched f('yitlt'tli8arneatnessWd simple patlio of ''tbeit Visitor, "4 poor' man frem the country, xtM IM' brotighv hbi'wire' t6fone of the bv accident; and fr6m kindness of heart Invi- S'ti - :hlm' thlils-' liririBe:' "Mr! Lewi UaA !f!h ftdvalilae:tf this IpvitaUOa- to drop ws)itpj;or, tbree times1 a weettbana enje-y ' -the' liomsf' o'mfoHJl,f,llu'd'' the 'books and periodicals to " found in Mr,-1 BrowMlee's 'pleasant sitting-room. He- was not al lvitn .ne aocior iouay, anu ne ?ays mai fie'f tio:'loODi'all wlill.como out rightl" , UuTHthohti .o'.lhd'erfd.Baid Mrs: flroWri.: l. J-L. " iJlij. ' 1 osttltal t6 be !urtd,!if possible, of ji'diseastf tha't,ifor si'tiine- threatensd htr "liTdl' 'Mf. "Brownlee" had:' met :fcm: ways an entirely welcome guest j and yet, he was so Bimple-roinjded, so , interested with the children, and manifested so much enjoyment in the books and magazines he, found upon the centre table, that nei ther Mr. Brownlee nor his wile could feel anything, but kiodhesi towards, tbeir 'un sophisticated Intruder. On the. present occasion, Mr. 'Lewis, after warming himself by the fire.'talking for a lime in his own peculiar way, and amusing himself with the children, took up a book,: and was soon" buried in its pages. . Time ) went t gliding, by on 'swift wings, and Mr-Lewis took no note of his flight, i Nine o'clock caraoj and the last child Was put to bed, but he went on turn ing the pages of the book in which he had become interested, wholly ! unconscious that die Jong evening had - waned so far. Half-past nine found him still buried in its pages; -;. ..t! .,:, ;. h r- ..!':!; ii Mr. i Brownlee, who had, for a time, felt pleasure in the poor mun' enjoyment of the comftius : around-liira, how began to wish him' awayi i '.. ..m 'i-M like to be i hospitable' he said to himself, "but this is carrying the joke a little loo far.' ;. '. . ' , '.' I -- 1 Ten o'clock was rung out at last by the handsome French cluck on the man llepieee, but MivLeiis did not heed, the warning.'1 -c ; " ; ,ri & ..;! l;r !..'.' I if "This is a very interesting'' book' he said, about Ave minutes afterwards, look ing at Mr. Brownlee,' his-mild face beam ing with true uqujoymeni' 1 IIoW pleas ant it is hcre,M he added' 3tjd then his eyes went hack lo the 'page" from which he iia'd lifte'd them. ' .! '!. Mr. Brownlee's' heart softened towards the poor man, and yet bo could not over come a feeling of annoyance at his pro longed stay. ' He looked at his wife, and his wife looked at him then They glancpd mutually ana meaningly at Mr. Lewis. Mrs. Brownlee yawned, and Mr. Brown lee yawned, rather loudly, in concert. Bin their guest wis Wholly oblivious. , The fascination of the page was complete. ' Next Mr. Brownlee got up, and com menced pacing the floor; he was too fidgety to sit still. -He looked at the clock, the minute hand of which was now almost at thirty, looked at . Mr. Lewis, looked at his wife, knit his brows, and then walked on more rapidly than befote. At last irapau'ence spoke out. . .;.' . , "Mr, LewtSi said he, '.'doyou know how laje it is ! Now, Mr. Brownlee tried to say . this with some, gentleness; but his real feelings came more full into his voice i nan ho was aware., , It, was plain. Irom the shadow that came instantly over; lue lace ol.; Mr. Lewis,, as be closed the book and let it fill upon the table, that lo felt rebuked-. His eves 'glanced from the countenance qf Mr. Brow.ulee to t ho clock on the mantel.,,. , , , , ,,. "Ha'f P1 len ! " he. said, in surprise. "I didn't dream of its bejng so late. Time passes much quicker here, I think, than it does in , some ,,pther places. , Good evening, , sir I; Good evening,, ma'am, ! I shall remember your kindness as long as i nve. ,, . i , spouio. not . cave .statu so ,late. But a booktanil this pleasapt . ropro made me forget my8lfV(1At th? cheap", tavern where J am stayijiff.' there is no place to sii ;do wn; in bat; the bar .and; don't like drinking,smoking,aniw8wewigg;, j.I walk the streelA halof theieve,ning, 8ometimes( but, to-nigb ito was too . stormy. Good evening, sj,r, Qood;pvening, ma'am.,,o 'Ana wr. ewis tumeu away, and went forth,, into the blinding, storm, , to,- walk nearly i ihalf mile .(before gaining i bis dreary. lodging plae.,ii,;w s;i;n. 14!jvil( ; i; .','Jroor man .1" , . There; ywas.,pity, miwo ?oice pf Mrs-i Brownlee. ,i(,.r,'.-'m;i.,;i .Andjeteaid Mr. Brownlee,' speak ing in anawer tQ (Jie.wordsof Mr. Lewis, rather .thanikQ-tnosa pf, lis wife, !'! gave him grudgingly of my bome pomforuj ; anrt suffered a-Tvelr;melfish - annoyance, while be was drinking in pleasure at every source 1 What 1 a' etor,n it is 1" . Mr. Brownlee. glanced 'toward tha window, against which1 had 'come the 'snow-laden blast with a heavier rushvi'(And;I haye sent! this1 poor niau :forth iff meet: its .win try chill; wiih- a' pressure ob his feelings.1 A little more potienctij a' little) more con sideratiorla little rnoVe'ubsttlfish pleasure ini sharjn my good gifts with him,' would have made : his spirit1 Kghtor',' and v mine slsd.' Kindness, bnmadity.'" regard for others; ever beat a'double' blessing; the want of them' as surely lays. 'upon hearts a double burden,'' I' i was never more1 coh scibus of this than I am to-night.' I will try not lo forget'ths lesson; The lightt ing of anbthere earidloj ouii should neVe dim its radiance, atr it has dimmed- mine to-night. 0'-'i' i:'i'--i:-;:i;l-W... k ''I ,-, t.-t- "i Uir.p.'tmn i ill n , :v ,Ba BwwiiBtj W Mding,tibo paper one tlsy at Long gentlqmanj standing near him sneezed three times; alter, the third ' spasm, fcJft.-BrqmmeJ .called- out A! Waiter;.' bring nme w.mbrellat (,jwn bear this no longer..:,-w , 9 9rjj i' WkeW -wo.fba'TO auarwled wifb any body) ahd; a, lawyer urges you .to go to law to redrta your wrongs,; you way reniem the dog; who Said so to the cat, and then , ran off with hor dinner , . , :, :,; ' ' Tie'erils ;of;th' Border.' ,:iiT Hit. . .'"' ' .. . ,.-,,'.:.a .ii While reading, recently an account of me irigntiui massacre of ; several wutte families by the Bla'ck--foot Indians :, we were reminded of a thrilling event which occurred in the "" Wild West' a shori ti wo subsequent ' to tbe RVvoiuiiony:Tn which a liigHly accomplished young .lady, the daughter of a distinguished officer cf Ihe American Armyj played, an important part; I lie story being of a most thrilling iialure,'-aiid' exhibiting in a striding rVian ncMfje', Perils of the) Border," we have concluded to give an extract from it, ss originally published, as follows :' '' ' The angle on the right bank pf the Great Kanawha! formed by its junction With tlie Ohio, is'culled Point Pleasant, and' is a place of historical note. Here, on ' the'lOth ' of Octoher, .1774,; during what s kiiown 'as Lord Dunmore's War,, was foughf oW'of , the . fiercest 'alrtd 'modt desptrate battles xhat ever1 took 'place uuuveeu lue, virgioians ana meir loresi ' After the battle id que'stion'. in which the fndians' were defeated with great' loss, a fort' was he're" erected by the. victors, which pecaniu' a post of great importance throughout the sanguinary scenes of strife woicn aimost lmmeaiatety .toiiowea, anc which in this Section of the country' were continued' Tor many years Bfter that estab lishment of peace .whichacknowledged iiid inilerienderit nation." " ; : ne uiiuuu oiaies oi America a tree anu i, , At the landing off th'o ort, op .the day' purtory ops, was fastened alflat.poal ot the Kina used by the, early navigators vi vita t cBicru rivers. . Upon the deck of this' boat,' 'at' the moment we, present the scene to the read. er, stood five individuals, alike engaged in watching a group of persons,' mostly females, who were' slowly approaching the landing. Of these five,' one, was a stout, sleek negro, in partial livery, and. evidently a house or body servant ; .three Were boatmen and borderers',' as indicated by their rough, bronted visages and coarse attiri but thO fifth waB a young man, some two-and twenty years of age, of a hne commanding person, and a clear,opeo, intelligent countenance ; and in the lofty carriage of his' head in the gleam of his large, bright hazel eye there was some thing which denoted one of superior mind; but as we shall have occasion in the course of our narrative to fully set forth who and What Eugene Fairfax, was, we will leave him' for the present,' and turn to the' ap proaching grOUpV'Wboni lie seemed to be regarding with lively; interest. , " , Of this groups composed of a middle aged man and four females;1 with a, black female servant following some five or six pafces in the rear, 'ithere was cjne wbbm tho most casual eye Would have singled out and rested Upon with pleasure." The lady in question,, was apparently about twenty vears'of ace. bf a slehder 'arnl graceful figure, "'find bt that peculiar cast of feature, which,' beside being beautiful in every lineament,' rarely , fails to affect 'tb'e' behjrder. rjjt Jj' fqmeing like a chairni. '' Her Ir'avelling' costume a", fine.' fcr6wn bab;t, hgh in.thoneck,' buttoned tlosely over the bosomand .coming down tb'her small pretty foot, ' without .'trailing on' the ground was both" neat' arid becoming ; and with her ( riding-cap and its waving ostrich plumB, Vet gaily above tier flbwing curls, her.appearahge contiasted' forcibly with the rough.' unrjolished looks of those of herjsex jbesida her,".'with;their' ljnsey bedgowns,, scarled,' ffanhelp e'ttteoatsV and bleabhedUnep caps.1-, .' ' ;y.J;)On,.)Bl?nche,' saicl' ,onev6? ify jmbr'e venerable of her lemale companlons.'pur suing eyflrwtpar.wjticif jhad been, maintained wuce Quitting' "the bpert, fort behindihera!,. X cannot bear to let'you go ; ior it jusi seems to me as h some- L'.-- ilJ'i.U.W-wJ .... .i.i.. , .Well, auntI returned iBlanche,1 witb least tha$ jprneting, ill.)tapjiien.fpi,t:I exp'pet,; one ,pf ..these days, ,tp jfqach 'ajj dearapf'..iiBdjblp)wea.mplb them such an' embrace -,ai i due, froj.a dutiful, daughter V to ber.parebiswand, that b'as bb iiajppeiied" .'(or tri,lbng years at'least''' '" "l"1' ' ' "'''' ''" .. w" But ..J. ;1don't , mear, that:,BIanehe, ' raturnea toe. om?r sprnewnaji peunuy : 'and s you, fust laugh like ray land houghUess . girl,, when yoUjOugh .io be serious, , Because you haei conje thus far tbrough. afjpftrtUlljrjsettlej eppptry, you think, perhspa your owi pretty face will ward off danger in. the more,periloue ' v , r . . ' '..-.'. .'r .in.!' wuaerneastroui 1 warn ypuiuai a jeanyi iouroey is before you l Scarcely a, boat desqenda, the Ohio, that does not encoun ter more or less peril from top. savages that .prowl along either shore; and some of them go down freighted 'with human lifei are heard of no more, and none ever rqlurn to tell the tale.,r'.' ' :' '''; ' ' '.'.' i " " But Why repeattbis lo me.dear'aunt," returned Blanche, with a more serious air; when' you know ii is my destiny, cither good or bad; ta attempt the' voy age I j. My t parents., hn ve i sent for me to join them in their new home, and it is my duty, to go to them, be tlie peril, what it Yotl never1 iliJ know what it was to fear 1'' pursued the good woman, rather proudly, hi?, IfWi she repeated, turning to the others, ,;, Blanche Bettrand. never did know what it was to fear,' I believe V Jiist like her father1 !" joined iu the husband Of the matron, tbe brother", of Blanche's .mother, the commander bf the station, , and, 4he . middle-aged gentleman mentioned , as one of the party ; a true daughter of a true soldier.' Her' father, Colonel rump tJertrand, Hod bless him for a true heart ! never did seem to know what it . was to fear and Blanche is just UKe.iim." fi, , ,7 ; . , : . ' , ' , By this lime the patties had reached the. boat; and the young man' already described Eugene Fairfax, the secretary of Blanche's; i father at , once stepped forward, and, in. a polite, and deferential manner, offered his hand to the different, ferpales, to assist, them on board. The hand of Blanohe was the last to' touch his and tlien but slightly,' as she SprSn'g quickly and lightly on the deck but a close observer miglit have, detected' the slight flush which mantled bis noble, ex pressive',' features, as his eye for a single instant 'met' 'hers1. She might herself have seen it--pe'rhaps she did but there Was no corresponding glow On her own bright, pretty face,' as she inquired, in toe calm, dignified tone of one. having the right to put . the question, and! who. might Also have been aware of th inequality of ;tjie position' between: herself and ihim sho . L" Engene, is; every thine prepared for our departure I - It -will not do for (Our boat to spring a . leak again, as it did eominir down the Kanawha for it: will not be safe for us, J ra told, to touch either f shore between the different forts and trading' posts on our route, this side of our destination, the Falls of Ohio.",. "No indeed I" 1 rejoined . her sunt, quickly; it will be as much as your lives are worth to venture a foot from the main current of i-the Ohio for news reached us only - the other day, 'that many boats had been attacked this spring, aod several lost with.all onboard." , :. j; " No one feels more, concerned about the . itafa passage of Miss' Berlrand than myself,'?, replied Eugene, in a deferential tone : " and since our airival here, I have left nothing undone that I thought mighty possibly add to her security and comtort. y That is true, 1dvmy personal knowl edge'', joined n he uncle of Blanche ; " and I thank you, Mr. Fairfax, in behalf of my fair kinswoman. There will per haps," he pursued,' ''jbe no great danger, 8u lung you Keep 111 ine cyneiu ; out yo.iir' watch, must, not be neglected for a single moment, either, high,! or day! and do' not, I most solemnly charge and warn you, under' any cirtumstances, or on any pretence wnauioever,,8uner yourselves to be decoyed to either shore j" ".; ' , "' 1 . . " 1 nope we unaersianu ourouiy oeiier, Colpnel, ''said ontof'the men, respectful-. .. . 1 .-. , .l ;i in 11 ., ( II. 1 j.j . i.., . . 1 1., i, ' ,',"1 doubt it 'not," replied tbe comman der of th point I qelluva you are 'ail faithful and true, men, or you would not have been selected by the agent of Colo hel Bertrand, or" taking down inOre pre cious freight than you ever carried before; but still the wisest' and best, of ( me, n have lost their lives by giving earlo the'most earnest .appeals of humanity. ' Ypu un derstand what I itwiariT White men. appalrhily ' iip the jjrealesl' distress,' jwilj bail your boat' represent themselves as just escaped from, the Indiansadd beg of you, tor .thp ove Of. uod, in the most fiteoQs . tones to come1 to. ..their . relief j ut torn a deaf ear to them to each and all of -ibern even should you know thq pleaders to be yoUr own Kin j, tor in such a ; case your own, brother might dedeive you not wilfully and voluntarily, perhaps! r but because Of being goaded on by thd savages, the,mselva concealed. ;Yes, flueh thingai-have; bfien; known , as one friend being : thus msed to lui another . to his destruction i and so be cautious,-vigilant, brave and true; 1 and may the good God keep you from all harm !"a--. -Liq ) rr:-h ; As he finished speaking, Blanohe pro ceeded to lake an' affectionate leave of all, receiving many a tender message for her parents from those who held them in love and'-veneraiion ; and tb boat swung out; and began to float down'wlth the current, nbw fairly "entered upon the 'most i ah gatousportibrr Of long and perilous journey 1 :!.'! .f'rt'Hjvfi'.rii Jusrr . The .fatber of Blanche, Colonel1 Philip iirirind,. was ii'naUvet'TtfgnliL, and a descendant of one bf tbe Huguenot refu gees, who fled from . their native land, after the revocation of the edict of Narits in I66S. He had been an officer of sortie note durinir the Revolution a 'warm political and personal" friend of tbe auth,or pf , the Declaration of Independence and a gentleman who had always stood Sigh in the esteem bf bis "Associates i'nd co .. .Though at pne time a man of wealth, Colonel Bertrand t had lost mucluand sufferedmuch, through British invasion) and when, shortly afier the close of the war, he had met With a few more serious reverses, he had been fain ' to accept a gram of land, near the Falls of the Ohio, now Louisville, tendered him by Virginia, which then held jurisdiction over the entire territory how constituting, the State of Kentucky..! ;vr.v - ;:.! ith'j-.-, . The: grant i-bad". decided, :tbe -Colonfcl upon , seeking , bis new, possessions,, and building up a,new home in the then Far West, and as his wife had insisted upon accompanying bim on his first tour, he had assented to her desire, on condition that Blanche should be left among her friends, till such time as a place could be prepared which might in some degree be considered a fit abode for one so carefully and tenderly reared."'"- rt'' - ; .. Blanche voutd gladly bave gone with her parents ; but on, this point her father had, been inexorable declaring that she would bave to remain at the East till be should' see proper io send 'for' her1;' and as he was a man of positive character, and a rigid diseiplinarianj the matter bad been settled without argument, , .,; ,', When Colonel Bertrand moved to the West, Eugene Fairfax aswe have seen, accompanied bim ;', tad coming 'of age shortly aflerhe had accepted the liberal offer of his' noble benefactor to ' remain with bim, in the capacity of private secre tary and confidential agent. On taking possession of his grant, the Colonel bad almost' immediately erected a fort, and offered such inducements to settlers as to speedily collect around him quite a little community of which,; as a matter of course he became the head and chief ; and to supply tho wants of tai own family and Mothers, and increase his gains ' in a legiumaie way. ne naa openea a! store, and filled it with goods from the Eastern marts, which goods were transported by land over the. mountains to the Kenawha, and thence by' water to the Falls of the Ohio, whence their xemoval to Fort Ber trand became an 'easy matter. - To pur chase and ship those goods, aud to deliver a package of letters tq friends in the Ifiast,, Eugene bad been thrice dispatched Ins third commission also extending to the escorting of the beautiful heiress, ' With her servants to 'hei new home. 1 This last commission had been so far executed at. the time chosen for the opening of our story, as to bring the different parties lo the mouth of the great Kenawha, whence tho reader has seen them1 slowly floating off oh the -stilly i glassy! bosom of " the belle pf riveray; tfa , . The day, which-was an, auspicious one, passed withoutanything occurring worthy of note, .until hear four o'clock, when, as Blanche was 'standing on !'the fore pSrt of the deck gazing at the lovely scene which surrounded her, she saw a , seemingly fly ing, body r, suddeply ; leave the limb ; of a gigantic, tree, (whose mighty brandies extended far over'; tbe ' .river.' arid bear which the boat ' was then swayed 'by1 the action of the current), and'ahght with h crash npoq the deck of the boat not more than : eight , feet, frpm her. w One glance sufllced to show her what the object .was, and to Treeze th6 blood in her veins. Tho glowing eyes of; a1 tinge panther met her gaie '. The: suddenness of the shock which, this . ducQyery gave her, was pver- ! lowering...,, With a. deafening .shriek she ell upon herknees and clasped her hand's before heir breast." The panther crouched, for his deadly leap, but ere he sprang the hunting knifeuof Eugene Fairfax (wbo with the.steprsrnap,rvas the only person on deck, besides, Blanche), , was buried to the", hilt in pw'side, inflicting a 'seveie but riot'fatal WOund:-'"The''infurated beast at once1 turned iipdn Eugene,' and a deadly struggle en$ued; , But it was a short one. The. polished blade of the knife played back and fortt lilts lightning flashes, and at every, plurigo it was buried td' the hilt In'th'e ' panther's' body who" soon' fell' tp the deek, dragging the dauntlestr Eugene, with bin). i On seeing her protQctpr tail; Blancbe uttered another shriek and rushed j.hj'.aidi .but .assistance ftoin. ' stoiite arms was at' hand. ' The bbatmeri, gath ered around,- and' the savage monster Was literally hacked' ini pieces with their knives and hatchets, and Eugene, covered with blood.- , was dragged from under hia carcass. Supposing hira tobe dead or mortally ' founded,, Blanche ' threw' her arms around his neck and gave way to a passionate burst Of 'grief.'" But he was not dead-r-ba was pot, even, hurt, with ths exception of fewscr,aJtckes..,;.i'bp blood with wbjcb he was i covered was this pan ither's not bis own! But Blanche's em brace was his a pricelesi treasure an index of the heart's emotions and affec tions.:, It was to color his whole future life, as ,will be seen in the progress pf our story., . ', : '. ., y! . " Slowly and silentlysate the occasional creak, dip and plash of the steersman's oar, the boat of dur voyagers wak borne along upon the bosom; of , the current, on the third night of the .voyage. J .The hour wn faxing late,, and Eugene, the only one astir except the watch, was suddenly t-r .rr ) t . stairted by rbugli"Tiarid being1 placed upon ma suouiuer, aocompanieu oy me worus, in the' gruff voice of the boatman: - -, " I say, Capt'n, here's trouble 1" . , " What is it, Dick T" inquired Eugene, starting to his feet. '' ", 1 ,', ' - Don't, you see tharY a heavy fog rising, that'll soon kiver us up so .thick that we won't: be able to tell a whits man from a nigger j. .replijd, the boatman--Dick Winter by nariie a tall,, bony, mus cular,' sthletib specirrieri of his class.'1 j 1 ' Good beaten J 60 there is V exclaim ed Eugend,' .looking off upon the already misty, waters,; j , It-must hare gathered very suddenly, for all was clear a minute ago. '"What is "io be done now f : This is 'something I was not prepared for, on sdeh a night as this.". - - .' ; ; I Mt looks troublous, Capt'n I'll allow," returned Dick ; V but we're in for't that's sartm, and I s'pose we'll have to make the beet bn't." " ' ' ' " But what is to be done f what do you advise Vf asked Eugene, in a quick, eiqited .tone, that indipatod some degree .. w nj , el you warn t so eKeerea about the 'yotine lady' arid it warn't' so dead agin' the orders from head quarters my plan wOuld be a clar and easy! one I'd just run, pver tpJ;the Kaintuck shore, and IIS Up." J,: ,;''No, no," skid Eugene."; positively. " that will never do, Dicki that will riever do! I would dot. think of such a thiiig for a moment li iWe must keep in the current by all means l'! ..-,.( ,4 : " Ef you can' rejoined the boatman ; " but- when it gits so dark as we can't tell one thing from t'other, itH be power ful hard to do and ef we don't run agin a bar or bahk afore morning, io spite of eyther bank at all, nor the 'water riyther; the stars is gettin' dim, and it looks as if thar war a cloud al ronnai us.", .. p, " I see I I see I", returned . Eugene.1 excitedly.. Merciful Heaven !' I hope no acciuent win oeiau us nere anu yet my heart almost misgives me I for this, . I believe, is the most dangerous part of our 'ourney the vicinity where. most of , pur oats have been captured by the savages' ouyiug lias, rugene naiieneo neiow, where be found the other boatmen sleep ing so soundly as to require considerable effort, on his - part, to . wake ihem. At last, getting them, fairly roused, he in formed them, almost in a whisper, for he did not care to disturb the others, that a heavy fog had ' suddenly arisen, 'and be wished their presence qn Jeok, imraedi- ately.!,;-,.;,.. ,i, , ' (A, log,ICaD,n f ", exclaimed one, in a tone which Indicated that be comprehend ed the' peril wilh'the word.'1'" '' ''': "Hush 1'. returned Eugene j there is no necessity for waking the. others, and having a , scene. Up 1 and follow , me, nr tnnvA I' 1 ' He glided back to the deck arid ' was almost immediately1 joined by the boat men, to whom be briefly made known. his hopes and fears.; , 7, ;;;,;,.. ct ,,;ov,:. u.rhey,,toought, like their .companion, that the boat, wpuM be safest if bade fast to :an overhanging limb of the Kentucky shore," ! buti i frankly . admitted . that I this could not no Yf be done without difficulty and danger, and, that theroVwas a . possi bility of peeping the current. . , V . " "Then make that possibility a certainty, and it shall be the best night's work you eve.r'ptrferfledj'' rejoined. Eugepe, in a qcLxcited tone, rf,,v B , ,. ''Wn;do tW bestKcan bap'n," 'wiaVtoF-nsonseVb&i' 'rib trian can be aariin of the current of tlii's here crooked stream in A foggy night.? ; nj iV;A lopg ailence,fpllpwed the voyagers slowly ( drifupg down through, a. misty darkness' jirhpenetrable'td the ,eyp wben suddenly ; biir ' young'' commander1 ' Who was standing' neat the bbw,.'felt tbe "ex tended branch of arf! oveihanging Jimb silently brush his face, , He started,, with an, exclamation of alarm, and .at. the same moment tbe boatman ,0a the 'right' called but't' '''ii,n l,-''l .fr-flli 1!fim;l ! XQuick,'- here, 'boys I'Were; agin thp sboreiiaa. sure aa 1 death J"s 'k. ; t ..swo-i i .'rjieuplloiyed,,! scpria pf, homed and anxious, confusion, the voices pf the three, boatmen mingling together ih Toud, quick, exbitei1ioiiea,.'s'. "- ; ' ''Push off tlie bow V! cried odeiVi v'i "Quick I .altogether,, now I pver with her 17 shouted , another. 'The iletf'e in it! sho'a running a trround here' on a muddy bottom !" al most yelled a third 'Meantime the laden boat was brasbing along 1 against projecting bushes, and overreaching limbs, and every moment getting more and more eningled while; the long poles and sweeps of the boatmen, as they attempted to push her. off, were often plunged, without touching bottom, into what appeared to be a soft, clayey mud,' from which they were only extrica ted by such an ' outlay ' of strength as tended still- more to draw the clumsey craft npoa ' the : bank ; they - wished to avoid. At length, 'scarcely uors th:a 1 the best .o' us, 4t u be tba luckiest go that ever I had a hand in. " See, Cap'n it's thickening op fast f" we can't see i!' i: r'Hi ' i minute from the first alarm, there was a kind of settling together, as it: wereaiid the boat became fast and immovable la 'The fact was announefidjby Dick Win ter, in his , characteristic, rnanner who added, .with, an, (oath, that it waYjusl what Jie expected. Fof a 'moment or two a dead silence followed, as if each comprehended that ch,- matter '. waa one to be viewed in.a. very sej)uIs1light;.; " ': Vl'Uget o.vej; thr. bow. and try. tcTgit thejyof the ilsiid, With-inV feef,' said Tom Harris; and forthwith Wset aboht the not very pleasant undertakings Af this moment .Eugene,, bsrd.:bi . name by voice ,tbat -.seldom, failed to excite a peculiar emotion "in his breast, and now sent a strango thrill' through every nerve; and hastening ' below,? be found Blanche, fully dressed,' with alight in ber hand, standing just outside of aer cabin, in the regular passage which led " lengthwise through the' center ' of ' the boat. ,i.t"...i .-ill il-i'ff otvt ''1 hive. beard something,-Eugene she said "enough, to, know, that, have met wifhtan accident, but not sufficient to. fully comprehend iu'natureTr," '(" ' ' ' ' '"'Unforluriately, about two hours' agbj" 't . replied Eugene, - 4w0 suddenly' became involved in a. dense fog; .and ia spite ! of put erery,. precautjoa and.carewp have; ran ground it may bp against the Ohio shore it msy .be against an' island if is " so dark we can't tell." Bulbs hot alarmed Miss Blanche 1 hd fiurri'edfy 1 added l f I . trust; we 1 shall1 soon be - afloat ,agala though in, any event, the. darkness is suffioient to coiiceal us from'the savages even were they in the vicinity' ' " , ' rtI know little of Indisns," returned Blanche; "but I have always understood that they are "somewhat remarkable : for their acnieness of bearing; and. tf fucnji the case,, there would be no necessitypf their being very near,, to be made acquaint ed with ouf locality judging from ;tbe foiid voices I heard a few mmutes ago' - ' 'l fear we've been rather, imprudent' - said Eugene,'; in 4epTeciatiaf'; fpn; ;V ."'but in the excitementr -j'. , .' ' Uis words were suddenly cat short bf - several loud voices of alarm front with out, ' followed by a' quik''and beavy trampling across the deckhand tbe ntxt moment, Seth, Harper and pick Winter burst into the passage, the former , ex claimini ; " -"'i'- "We've run plum Into a red n!gger, '. nest,' Cap'n, and Tom' Harris is already -' butchered and scalped l"1- And even as he spoke, as if in confir mation of his dreadful intelligence,, there arose a series of wild,' piercing, demoni- -seal yellsfollowed by i dead and ominous silence, i ua tw iw ,ia!it!jij;;a4 mo ; So far we have followed the lovely heroine and her friends in this adventure; but the foregoing is all. that we pari pub lish in our columns. ' "The balance of the narrative can only be found in' th'e New York Ledgeri'the' great' family: piper, wnicn can only be obtained at au, the pe riodical storot r where papers are sold. Remember to ask .for the 'Ledger," dated ' May' 22nd, arid in'ft yott' 'Will git tbe''icbntinuiitibn'of,thei;barratlve' from where it loaves off here.' If there art no book stores or ne ws-oflioes, convenient to where you, reside-the .publisher of the Ledger will send yoi copy(bjm.an, if yuu win, aeuu uiui uvo coun iu leuer, Addressj Robert Bonnerf Ledger 'Office, 44 Ann 'street, New YOrki; This story Is entitled,' ''Peril , fit ; the Border' . and growsi more and , more interesting ssjt iross on.1- ' ."' eoes on -4 :'l r.-. si. 5 St'aw BtRi-'Byland bye.'.,it ths bridal jbell of v this, worlds Jit wrung by tus nanus 01 Jtiop, anu proclaims ine wedding of the heart to-day with jhe bliss of, to-morrow. ' Wheri we were- children We fancied the ' school -bell rang : out an' articulate'' (come to school" Or'go. ifcnd : I a play-ugo 'and;, play.? jMorp treal, and audible beatsthe .universal .heart, ' Hy arid bye by and'bye. Like the arrow that the fairy bore on, when 'tbe force of the bow was spent ; likei thepeldud ah'd tbe pillar that went before the; hpst in the desert, is ''by and bye;' , there's a prora ie,d land aad a thousand summer ,isld boyprid it.'j'Wbotber Itr beau beneath Ishmael's dusky vestment, 'or the saowy billows of Circassian bbsomsit' is forever blest snd forever by and bye, ?r-"r . ,: .1 ' - 0. Wmtf i to .takb Yota HaTrYoang men, a word, j: We Want to tell yoa when you should take your hat and .be oflVt And mihd wh woffet.-.?It is, . ;.-.. ;v Wberlyeate.8ked to take a drink. ti When you find you are courting a slo venly and extravagant girl. 1 ;.-. 1 -When ; you find yourtelf in , doubtful company.'.ij r svic- i-'anr-'-?. vi v When yon discover that ypur erpcnsoi run ahead of your income, i; c; :v-.v '- When yon are abusing the confidence of your' friends:. , i '. . ;. . ,. i 1 )? When i you think that you area gopa deal wiser than Older . and more experien ced people than yourself. -yv ' -.; VVben you feel like gelling trusui for' ' i new-jiut of clothes, .whoa you hara't . nionsy j"y f? i,m4 ' lf ? '''' - Ii 'l.iv . , , . '".