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ft mm. ii 1W: ! I X THE TJTSTION OF THE STATES OlSTE COUNTRY-ONTE DESTINE. VI? n VOL. 1. LANCASTER, OHIO, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1800. I ii 1 nr AAA k m I iy An a 1 i ii tit ft fi! ' i; alette & JUanocrat. NCOXX cC EDITORS 4 PROPRIETORS. . 1 ii OFFICE' Tkllmadge Block TUlra Storr.-to the Left at the lleatd ol Use taim . TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. 1 he Duetts will be published OTorjr Thursday, on tbe following terms: One yearln advance .... 81 " . After the expiration of 0 month! 'i "0 For lew tl rae than ono year, at Ihe rale of. , I 50 per annum, but Invarlnbla In advance. trpNo dlicontlnuance until arrearages are paid. TERMS OF ADVERTISING. A square of 10 lines, or ltsi, one lusertlou . . . v. . . SO 50 Three insertions " For each additional Insertion All advertisements rannlng less than three months, charred at Ibt above rates, i .. 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Dr.Cliatmerats said In be the author of the follow Injc beautiful paem, written on the oceaslon or tlio death of a young son whom he greatly loved: I am all alone In my chamber now, . And tbe midnight hour Is near, An the faggot's tack, and the clock't dull tick, Are tbe only sounds 1 hear. All ovorms sool In Itssolltude, Sweet feelings of gladness glide, For mytaonrlaud my eyes are full when I think Of the little boy that died. I went one nlgtt to my father's house Went home to the dear ones all- And softly opened the garden gale, Ana softly the door of the ball, : My mothe r came out to meet her son She kissed me then she sighed, A nd her head fell on my neek and wept For the lllUe boy that died. I shall miss hint when the towers eomo, Id the garden where he played, I shall miss him mors by the Derslde, When the loweishsve all decayed. I shall see his toys and his empty chair, And the horse be used to ride, And they will speak with a sllentspearh, Of the Utile boy that died. We shall go borne to'onr father's house To our father In the skies, Where the hope of our souls shall hare no tllglit, Our love no broken ties. We shall roam on tha banks of the river of peace, And bathe In its bllssfull tide, And on of the Joysofour heaven shell be The little boy ibat died. , THE ROBBEIVS BOOST, OB HAMS LAST VICTIM. J01IH B. KEKNEDlT, It was a sultry afternoon when I cross - cd the Mississippi, and negligently trav o!ed on my way toward Greenfield. The cool shades which covered the road, rind the majestio woodland sceneiy, whiled a- way tbe time so pleasantly, that beloru was awaro of it, the sun was down and darkness was gently dropping its black veil; I looked about mo and became alarm ed at the density ofthe forest.-" The sigh ing" of the wind, the rustling of ! i bush, the hooting of an owl,' startled me. In the thick shades of almost every tree, I imagined a wild beast ready to spring up. on ino, and from the trees' monstrous trunks, I expected some hideous animal to dash furiously, at me, ' I carried my revolver ready for any emergency,' and loosened my heavy knife1 in its suabbard. But little did I imagine that having pass ed the dangers of the woods, those, of a more fearful and awful character' awaited me. " The darkness had become intonse, and it was with the greatest difficulty 1 could pursue my ooursc. v ' At length however, a light hove in view, and never in my life did I hail its gentle lustre with .more joy than at that moment, ...... When I neated the spot, I,' found a di lapidated log . house, two stories high, with a rickety old porch in, front. A conpla of guant ferocious hounds came rushing at me, and warned the inmates of jny approach.' I scrutinized the premis es asclosoly as I could in the dark, and was anything but satisfied with the result of my investigations. But when I looked about me ana saw me Heavy gloom which liung upon every thing, and the prospect of being devoured by wolves, I concluded to first enquire the distance to the next topping place, and if it was too far, to remain where I was. - The door opened, and a husky voice said.1 ' WLo'a there?". .' ' ' "A stranger,". I isplied and then fol lowed up by asking "how far totht next stopping pfaoo." u '. " .' 1 could hear a low murmur of voices, and then reply camel "Ten miles or more." . I dismounted and iastened my horse to post, and as ssoended'the rickety old stair of th poroh, they creaked a dismal dirge, and the gnant lean bounds pipped savagely at mj heels, The room which I entered presented so repulsive an appearance. that I started bock with mingled surprise and disgust. The ej?. of saveral rough, unooaik look ing individuals were turned upon me, I felt in their glnnoe Bonieihing more of tha ferociousness of the wild beast, thun tbe penile gaze of humau beings. "Take t neat, stranger?" eaid a burly thick set runii, as ho handed me a chair, which groaned pileously with its infirmi tios.' As I casi a glance upon . the group .before mo, I seemed to hestitate, which was instantly noticed, and the ofliuiatiiig; man, who Beamed. to be a' landlord, cams toword me, and ir. a conciliatory tone and as gcnilo as could bo expected, said. ; "Soiry can't accomniodata you better; straDger;,but muko yourself at home, we'll do the best we kin.''. . ' A aigmGnant g-luoee passed among the men, as the lioet concluded his! hospiiable invitations which did not escape my no tice. . : T..' At length supper was served, consist- j ing of coin bread und bamn, and for this inougi e lare abundant apologies woto of fered. . x - After listening a while to their disgust ing conversation, . 1 informed my host I would like to roiiie. , "Will you lenvu your taddta bags?" said he, wuh a bland smile, as he extend ed his monstrous hand to take them. , "No,; sir," I replied with .a heavy frown gathered on my brow. ."I -have a very safe place to keep them" he .rejoined, whilst his bloodshot eyes gloaniedwiih malice and avarico. "No doubt,'' said I with a meaning nod '.'but I would prefer taking them with me." :. , . ...' This, conclusion r was recieved rather cooly, and as I prepared to louve the room one ot the won espied Hie handle ot my rcvolvei protruding trotn beneath my coat. ., "Hello, stranger!",' ho exclaimed in a quick tone, "let's see that 'etc putol, will you?'! . . ; . ! : ' Bo BUdden had been tlie demand, aim in such Beemiug innocent curiosity, that 1 nut my hand back io give it to him. But a second thougl t decided me, and I replied that it was nogroat curiosity, and 1 would show it to lum in tlie morning. By this time the men had gathered a- round mc, and seeing thiug9 look rather peculiar, 1 hacked my self throiiL'h the door, tolloweu liy tlie host. When the dour was closed 1 could hear loud mur murings, and an oath jittered in vehement tonrs. The landlord hurried roe. up a feeble flight of stairs, and in a few yards from the landing, pushed open a door and bado mu enter. 1 glanced around tho apart ment, and showed by my actions that I was dissatisfied with its appearance. "It 13 the best I can do for you, stran ger," said he, "and you needn't be afraid of thcin fellows down elairs they won't hurl anybody." "I shall not be alarmed," I replied, as he closed the door and descended the steps. -1 was somewhat annoyed at the appoaiance of things, and determined to place myself in the best possible position of defense. I examimd my quarters closely, nnd fuund that the door had no fistening whutover, nor was thore any thing cenvenient w.lh which it could bo secured. . Determined not to bo foiled, I (ore a strip of board from the wall, and with my knifo out out a piece sufficiently long to make a brace from the lower cleto of the door to the floor. Then with my pocket knife I bored h ilea in tho casing at tho upper end drawing several mils from the wall, I drovo ihcm in with tho handlo of my large knife. Having examined the walls and apprehending no treachery from them, I turned my attention to the floor. Beneath the bed I discovered a trap door and its discovery made my hair stand on end. -1 found it opened downward and the possibility of securing it strongly seemed hopeless. . Once I thought of removing tho bed and then watching, as a trnpper does a hole in the ice for game. But that would not do for though I should successfully ripulso tho first intruder for I had no longer u doubt of being in a Iltbhcr's roost it would leave a holo open which would expose me to their Gro. At length a plan caino to my relief. I moved the bod from over the door, and taking the clothes off, I threw the chaff bed upon tha floor, uud directly over tlie Buspectcd trap. Hut oh, horror! what a discovery I had niJido. The bed was saturated with blood, and in many places hatd from tho gore which had dried in It. ; f ; Having thus fortified, I took a scat on ono end of the bed, with my saddle bags close by me, my knife in one hand and my revolver in tho oilier, and my ammunition convenient in case I should ncod it. . I blow out my light,and in the darkness a waited the denouement of the plot. How long I had waited I could not toll, but iu spite of my perilous situation my eyos grew heavy, snd I was almost overcome with sleep. But an easy moviug of the hod artuted sll' ray perceptive; faculties, And in an instant I was wide awake. It; moved several times quite easy, and then all became quiet. 1 listened a few mo ments, but could hear nothing, . present ly a faiut whisper came from an adjoining room my tyes followed " the -direction, and I saw a' small stream of light pouring through an opening in tho partition. I stolo softly to the spot, and listened a moment. I then put my eye to the open ing; and had a fair view of the operations inside. So horrible was tho sight I then be held, that its ' recollections will Dover be erased from my memory. - Hanging from the bed, and with bis head nearly severed from his body, was an old gray. beaded man, while the purple current of life wits steadily streaming fiom the gash. Ireel. ed a moment with dizziness, and was a bout to withdraw from the scene, when the door opened softly, .and a pcruon en- tercd. I looked again, and threo men I had seen in the bar-room were standing near the dead man. "Why, Ham," said ono, "I thought you had fixed him by thix time." : "We ll hnvc trouble with that tutttom- more conCden ot victory, er," replied Hams shaking hia head, ''he But to overcome this gang eccnr-d al ia up to something; he pat his bed over most hopeless as their numbers might be the trap." i very lanc, and far from assistance. 13ut The devil!" they both exclaimed and looked at each other iu surprise,' " iVe mum manage him some how," said Hams, "for he has money. I urn certain of that." ' ' "Hadn't we bettor attend to that 'ore gal first;" suggested one. "Yes, the old man is fixed; now for the cal;" and picking up tho light they left the room. ' ' ' What girl? thought I. Is it possible some porson as unfortunate at myself have been compelled to stay here.' I listened eagerly, and presently a crash came followed by a shrill scream,! sprang toward my door, but recolleo'cd that I had it well secured; I hesitated a moment when another scream more teirifiO' than tlie first, followed by a sharp report of a pistol. It was but the work of a moment to unfasten the door and dash out. As I sprang into the passage, I met two men, who urea almost simultaneously but with out effect. ' I leveled my revolver, and pent the contents of one barrel through tbe head of one- who tumbled heavily down stairs, droning his companion with linn 1 rushed into the room, and found the girl bheltered ' bi'hind bed, keeping Hams at bay wttha revolver. AsJIenteied, Hams cprang at me with a fiendish ' ex pression, and in spite of my efforts seized me in his Herculean clutches. My pistol now was of no uso to mo, so hurling it from me, 1 drew my kmlo, and toon put an end to tho struggle. I gathered up hit pistol, and hurried the girl i ito my own room and Soon had iho door secure ly barricaded. - I then explained to' her our situation, and how I came to discov er that she was to be a victim. But when I toll her of the old man, she faintly gas ped, "It is my father," snd the mxt mo moiit lay sounoless on the floor. I was iu a irying position. I expected evtiy mo ment the attack of tho robbers would bo renewed, and in all probability they would overpower us, snd then our doom would be sealed. I involuntarily cast my eyes, towards the window to sco it it would af- ford some point of escape. But then the robbers could have a fair chance, could surround us and murder us without a show of defense. I had all this time coun ted upon my fair companion as an assis tant, not reflecting that she was a woman, and Iliad essayed to protect her. When this thought crossed my mind, nil my combative powers were aroused and I felt slrong and competent to contend with i host. I heard whisperings and footsteps gen tly Medina: up the stairs. A dim - iij'ht shone beneath the door, and revealed sev eral largo holes and cracks. I kept mv eyes intently fixed in the directiou, while my heart palpitated so loud, that its vi brations could bs distinctly heard A slight shuffling of the leet, and cra b went several rtports, while the bullets whizzed sharply about my head. The girl gave a shrill scream, and I groaned and crept close to tho door, which vvas riddled with bullets and through the hole I could plainly discern their actions I still had five shots in my revolver.and determined to use them to the best advan tago. "He's done for, now," said one, as ho stood eyeing the door. "But iho gal," replied n little short thick set man, "she lights like thunder.' "Hal ou coward, who would -fear a woman?" returned the first speaker with a snoei. "Jim nates, 1 11 make you smell pow der for that aforo mornin,' said the little man savegcly. We must have this 'ere door open and suiting the action to tho word, an as- sault was mado upon it, I leveled my pistol and fired, when, with an oath the man fell back upon the floor I gave two mora shots when they retreat ed precipitately down stairs, 1 reloads my pistol and returned to mv companion who was trying to stanch tha blood which was flowing from a wound that she had received in her neck. "1 lcar sir, my lite is short, and i ein corely thank you for vourkind protection, she feebly murmured, and sunk exhaust ed upon the bed. I was about to offer some assistance when I again heard steps upon the etaire and earnest talking ns ol some persons ro monstrating. Thinking tho attack at the door would be renowed, I drew the bed stead ovot against it, and threw the light bodding over the headboard, and thus formed a kind of breast-work. ' ' ''BayJistor, don't shoot, want Io speak a few vfjstds with you," said a voice at the head of the stairs. ' "I'll shoot the first man who comes near that door," I replied savgely. "Ui no don t 1 in your Inond!" ho re plied in a tone, whioh carried treachery with it. "Come to the door will you?" "Yes, but don't you come. "I won't, are you thar?" "Yes." . ...,.!- r M "Close?i,t. . "Yes." ; . . I felt a slight moving of the bed over the trap, during whioh time, the mm out side kept tip an incessant jabber. One end of the bed was raised sofily and taking hold of it with my loft' hand, I I gently eased it up, until I could discov er .4. head above the opening. :Uie.yoa at the door?" ' ..: ".! . ' --k- ' 4nd lsraultaneous wltlivjiSt answer . . . . -f .. ... tk . went a leaden messenger tK,ugh the head in the. trap, and bang"Wtiie ' a bullpt through ths door. i si i' ' n'' , The sound 6f heavy" fall announced that my shot bad taken sqect. I searched for the revolver (hat the girl had used, and fortunately fjiind it, ttud.was happy to uncover ilat but one ' load hl beeu chot out of it, which Iplaced, and being thus reiufurced, I re- I felt might pot somo providential circumstance Irauspiro.to deliver me from the hands of those desperadoes., I was determined to do aiy best, and Jeavo the result iu ihc hands ot 11 im who duects the affairs of men. A noise at the window, drew mv attention, and I caught the glimpse of a man's hoad slowly 1 ising above the sill. Taking deliberate aim, I g;iv him the contents ot one tarrel, and he descended quicker than he cvtfr came up. vviiat would be the next leatuie of the programme, I could not imagire, but like wild beast at bay, 1 watched every move, and bud ray ears - open to every sound. But I felt that something must be dune, for day would soon make iie ap pearance, ar,d tncy would have tho advan tage of me. Again they were ascending the stairs, determined now to put an end to the contents, a n d if possible oveicomc them, or die io the attempt. I drew the bedstead., around, so as to protect the girl from fire and then sta tioned myself near the door, but beyond their reach. , ; ,- ; Crauli went an ax against tho door and the splinters flew 111 ev.ety diieciion. It was tho work of a moment f break the door inrnnd when it fell from its. fasten- ings, I sallied forth with revolver in each hand. Unc man droned befoio roe. an other reeled and flid proeiuitelv down stairs. A lew shots were returned, one of which took offoct ic my shoulder, and as 1 felt the blood trickle down my side it only increased my desperation. , I rush ed afier them firing whenever I . thought a shot Would be effectual. , Whet. I leach ed tho bar room I could see but one man, and as he lied through thv door, I gave nim my last shot., ,.IJo Joll and Leg ged me to spvre him, as ho was iho only remaining one of tho party. Thinking he was so crippled he cowld not escape, I rcturnnd lo the house;and taking a light, searched it . thoroughly, , and could not find another man obout it. . I then ascend ed the stairs, and found the girl had some what reeoverod. We then set aboni diessing our wounds, and were soabeord die in the matter that I did not notice a glaring light which was bteaking through the door. . ' The house is on fire exclaimed the girl springing to her feet. . TVkiriJ her by the hand we rushed to ths smiiway;, but it was one continuous sheet of flame. We then returned to the window,, and finding tho ladder still thcro by which , the mau had descended, thus effecting our escape from another imminent danger. Tho man had set tho house on fire, and cither perished in the flames, or dragged himself to some place of concealment. binding two hoiees tn the stable close by, we took possession of them.and retun- ed to a little town near the Mississppi riv er. The loving girl and myself who met so strangelv, navcr parted, but remained one and the same until death. Nor have we ever forgot the Robber's ncst,or Ham's last victim. DErLnRAUi.B Affaib Death from Im- iialino Cul-.rof. ii m. The wi'e of Mr. H L. Pond ol this city, came to her death on Siturrlay, under the most distressing i ir cumstanops. She was suffering from hed ncbe, snd inhaled Chloroform to alleviate the pain. When her mile children start ed to the dancing eehool, Mrs. Pope wns lying on the bad inhaling chlorofoim. When they returned, the was discovered with a handkerchief over her mouth and deadl She wis cold, snd had been dead for several hours. The alarm ws given, but of onurse, no rostorativA could reani mate the body with life. LouisvilleCour ier, March 19th. 3rTho Deraocraoy are making a des perate struggle to carry Connecticut at the coming State election. The Slate swarms with their stump . speakers, money is abundant, and general aoiivtty is displayed The question is to be tested whether it is possible for the Demacraoy to carry a New England State against the Republi cans. That "latent conservative force" which in New England is almost as mjs terious as the "Quaker vote" of Pennsyl vania, must come out now or never. Cin. Commercial. , How to Ruin a Sox. 1. Let him have his own way. 2. Allow him free use or money. 3. Suffer him to roam where he pleases on the Sabbath. ' . 4. Give him free access to wioked com panions. , t , i . . fi. Call him to no aocouct for his eve nings. :....! 6. Furnish him with no stated employ ment, Punuo either ol those ways, and you will experience a moat marvelous deliver ance, or you will lmve to mourn over s debasod and ruined child. Thousands hav3 realized ibis sad result, and gouo mourning to the grave. 'JtarTbe llorioon (Wisconsin) Argus sys that a few day since a rub ot euchre w8 played there between a gentleman of that plce and Another from Milwaukee for $20,000 worth of properly. .The Milwau kee men won. . . . , . ' .. ' . 2TMantier8 are ths shadows of vir tues; the momontary display , of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect. .If we strive to become then, what we Strive to", appear", , manners muy often be rendered, useful performance of our duties. . , . ' jtafWhat is it you mutt keep after you I Jiavo giveii it to snoher? Your work. 1 V Mat r. atADT. There's a magical fI.-j,ln tbu sea of time: Tli a glorious land aad a sonny clime; The air I s the breath of bright, frufcaam Sowers , And augsltoiilj inhabit Us bowers. 'Mill scene of beaetjr, to passlDf fair, A rirer of water Is fuiblnr there) . A n't eounlloss wings are horerlng o'r Tbe silrerjr wave auJ gulden shur. In tbe ini-Ut of this land's throne of white, Andonlta rorin of dsazllng light, There's no need of the iaeof sun or neon, A (tor; dwells there like the brightness of hood. Its (Ptei are like pearl of Jasper its walls. O'erwhich tbe klog'a banner sog.-acefullyf.illr, The streets are like glass. an4 of purest gol'l, Aud they who dwell there ne'er ujr, wears old. Bui a home In this Isle Is not easlljrwcn, A ltd the pathway Is narrow, and bard to be run, Hut to those woo will ro)iier a robe ahull be given. Aud a crowo,an4alioe in thlsfairisle Hoaruo. riom "Oace a Week." NIGHT O THE H E. Shoitly alter my arrival in Canada, a The) mtafleal Iel. severo aocideut, recoived on a shooting I"10""'.? 1 oaul' "' m tol expedition, caused me to be plaoed forajoUr "i' a U h9n to t'"1'1 lo lh" i,,fl" time under the bospiubU roof of the sit U'fOiii. Hut ca-h fa, horn ponUiary magis!rte of Tireouga, one of tho prospective oities of the far west; and during the severe illness that followed. I could not have received more kindness had I been in my own Lome. When I left the woods, the tints of . au'umn were flushing them with ctimnon and orange, , in tl .ir lno ,i,l,Unl. K,.,., I blossom; but I looked on them aain,l0"1' P"8"10" k""t upon her., so tewrfu, thoir glories had all vanished beneath thiH8 ,at Uiidinghtoii. a.sg-" atom sway of tbe northern winter, with "'J'"1 on ,ct'' fl';"t:' uW" . 'K"l 'lvr - its train of tiling frosts and deep anows, ' -.bos COttn" 1 K,lCW n ''' hile"on a.-.h while tho broad winding Tireou ga river I 8tr''"'(, "etl wumtning ne.'and which 1 had last seen si blue and waw.1 ... . I,,ia1.nl nn,l CmiiH Kw , I vprnal ifft-ffiitor - . Tn niP. Vint renlfv n,rirf f, V. ! land, it seemed Strange how, amid so wild a solitude, this advent of six or seven . . . n months' winter could be welcomed as 1 j saw it, by those around me. I did not I then know that winter was tbe only sea son when the bonds of their isolation were losened, nor tbatthe snow was the magi. ninn cnnttlii,in ll.A AifAnii ! ...a nfau.;l I intercourse in a district where neighbors dwelt miles apart, and the roads between iween them mere lanes out through the prime val forest, and abounding in holes snd ruts, and stumps of trees. :, ; i soon as 1 wassufliciently recovered, I wa the companion of Mr. .Norton and his daughters in all . these exchanges of courtosy; and if I cared littlo for the visiting I greatly enjoyed the drives in tho swiftly gliding sleigh over .the gleam ing snow; whilejnsteadof leayos, the trees above our heads were hung with icicles, spaikling and flushing in the sunshine like the ruby and emeald fruit and foli age ol an eastern , story, and the long rhymbmical chimes ot our sleigh bells, echoing through the arches of the trees, were the only sounds, save - our own laughter, that broke tlie silence of those ancient woods, !.,.- We went to merry-makings, too real back woods frolics held in iudo barns, and the decorationB were essentially rus tic, but where tha waimth of the hospi tality compensated for every defioibiioy; the fiiends cf a guest was kindly wel comed, the passing traveler was piessed to slay, and the wandering merchant whh his stores of finery and news, was receiv ed with delight, especially by the fair box. Then the homo coming was almost as merry; the long siring of sleighs with their bells sounding cheerily through the midnight woods, and the joyous leave tak lug of the ocoupanU as each went his separate way. On one occasion we had been to one of these festivities, some six or seven miles beyond the Ticouga, and were returning homo in two light one-horse sleighs, the Grst containing Mr. Xoiten and his elder daughter, the second her sister and my self. The night was calm and beautiful in its dim snow light, and tho red glow of our northern streamer.-) above our heads flashed and leaped and quivered in a thou sand brilliant ooirusuutioosjwhilstsirange' ly and sweetly through tho gray old woods sounded the clear girlish voices of the sisters, as from the different sleighs they sang in alternate stanzas one of the quaint old ballads of the middle ages. At length wo reached the bunks of the Tircouaga, whioh lay between us and our home, a mirror of ice, and we at once commenced its passage. - As we swept quickly ou, it seemed -to me that some other sound mingled with the firm fool falls of the horses and the chime of their bells alow, tnratening murmur like the echo of a disttnt tempest. But Mr. Nor ton drove gaily on, as if lie heard not, or thought nothing of It, and I dismissed it from my mind, until a- we drew near th conter of tho river, strange, daik spots, like cloud shadows, began ' to fleak its gleaming surface. ' Th next instant one appeared right on Mr. Norton's path, and too closo for him to avoid. With a long leap the horse bounded over it, and as the sleigh wat drawn qniekly after,' there was a splash that told it had struck against watpi. - I could see Mr. Norton spring hurriedly up. ' '- ' '' "Utck, bacK lor your uveal lie cneu to us "the ice is breaking up." I turnod to follow his directions but it was loo lato two of thrae spots lay beT tween Us aud the bank. I looked around; they were rapidly appeari.ig on every side; and then I remembered to have henrd that the iee of iheTiroonaga, like ihat of several other Canadian rivers, was treaoli orous. in consequence of hot springs in Ihe bed of the river, which at limps bun forth; and that, particularly in the early part of tho winter, the Doming would ses the river covered with ioe, of which. before evening a,qt trio Would rf main Peroeivintr now matters were,' Mr. Nor Inn bade us follow' him, and quiokly, for that not a' moment Wis to be lost; aad (hen dashed, off at a rapid pace for tbe opposite Lank, leaping ihc c'.asms, and I opwdtng liglnly over the frozen ponL ns. 1 as m lie nopea by iw,!(nes to diniinihli . diniinihl the dmi'" r; and with iho si me breathing speed we hastened in tin-rear. Meanwhile, larg-r and mo'e numerous $rew thoshdaik blue vpacs. and liirg- and more frequvnl our horses' lp. A'. length there cam a chaui mine culd not venture, I looked eigcrly un.utid fur some m ire ftrombte sp'if, but as my eye glanc ed onward, it fell on constantly widening waier, until it had gone the circuit;-and, with a sensation of ruirprise and horror, I peicerved that wo stood on ar. ice island, from whii-h the surrounding ice m rap idly retreating." I Io. k-d alt r Mr Nor ton; hut, UnttlFpicious of whul had hap pencil, he w:ie still making hi way with arrowy sj oed auroiw ilw ice, so 1 h-li w were left to our cv.11 efforts lor escape. and my ut'er inexpmincc rendxred tho ciian -is few indeed, unleB w- should again draw i.ear ermiiyh to ih; mniu ice to l-np me spae.e between; and none 1 an lell how V "rM: """"l" "' w" . "ie r,l"r' cd to bear as an equal rfirnrice horn icy boidois. and we soon found ourselves floating on a comparatively op-n (.pace of water, and fuirouuded by nuuii-ruus .ice iahtnds. J could almost have echoed poor An- "l's ory. of a"ony when tlio tcsuiiity i.l. ouou" T'" , ""' 01 1:""l-VM'"'-. steepiicscl ., hat could i.xcirtd il.e dfto- i lalloii ol such a posit on, hug wliut LvP" I -UIJ It leave UB Ol Ille? hilf, to eoiu tl.l.i fti,., mine.. u.a I bJ .. ... ,1.. power to btrui'i'le ausiiist out! la e, but must passively await us coming. . How deeply I i i tied my ouue com panioii, as hho eat ihere weeping uch biler tears! . It Was hard for her lo part witii lilt-, alter Sixteen years of such biightj and j 'Vous xi-H-nenue as here had kcit r...i i..'.. .1 .1 i . .. i if ?, " """" ,!,"s '"";' l"" i""-t r cu my anger ,ea'uly' aDsent lro,ii all sl,e loved, and ; yet naruer tne unresovaaie tear tar lar ting onjecis.' t,iie Decunies a mere peai father and sinter's safety which our own 'sure hunt, men ars ship worn, and afl ex danger hud awakened. I tiied to utter istence is resolved into a straggle to words of consolaiion as I wraped the poor put something M iv. en the upper sad uirl iu the buffalo robts from the chill lower mandibles. And this is a eiealion night air thai our inaelion rendered duub ly cold. . Mia looked a sad nontrast to tho bright, creature of the Iat few hours. whose joyous ballad ttrains were vet liug- cungin iny ers. 4 Uut when the first shoct was" over poor' 'A nnle ' sfrnirled bisvely with her grief, and during the re mainder of that ong,.drearv night of ieril she sat calmly by my side, . the not pa tient and resigned .companion mau ever had in danger. " '. Meanwhile, the river was heurin.n ns swiftly past rocky; headlands, and daik ' te foncd, we think, jn the itnivrali piue, fore-its waving above lofty oliffs, on j'J of books and . newspapers. Men can t' yet wider and starter regions, where it Set plenty of mental stimulus and various seemed even the red man would sourcely pitch his wigwams. Sometimes the river swept us smoothly along on its broad bo som, at others i I contracted into narrow limits, and hurried on with a qutcker cor- reni;aua as our iraii rail was swayed a boul by the Iroken wafer, we of times j0' I"40 'n real life, they are promj to thought either ihat it Would pan, or wei111"118" lno sense rather than the mind, be swewl away fn.m i'.e slippery surface. As a form of story-telling and decljneatio whiU every now and tin n our poor horBC j of ui ttnll "nai aetcr, for tha oh net, the beat ihe iee wildly with his hoof, and, as I d'ma is fast being swal'owed by that li't he recognized its unsoundness, his lotijr, shrill cries of distress and terror rsng far and wide over the river, snd quivered through the dismal woods Deyond. Day at length broke upon us, still float ing d.iwn that lonely , river, between its frowniug ..ants, und on our raft, whose limits were small indeed. Death 8cmi-d closo upon us in ono of his most lepulsivc forms, and we no longer pretended blind ness to his coming, but spoke together ns thi-y should whoso last hour was at hand. (suddenly the river took an abiuptbei.d, and, aided by ihe waters ol another river, whifih hero fell inlo it, spread : almost to ihe dimensions of a lake; but still it was i bordertd by those monotonous, wall like banks, "'-shutting out every ln oe. At length we s;ght-d Homothing like a chasm dividing the cliff down to ihe wa'cr's edge. I sprang to my feet iq a moment, llero was at loaU a chance of life the first that Juring all those wretched hours had presented itself and I resolved at onoo to profit by it. : J I Without a moment's delay the horse was cut loose from tbe shafts, and Annie was tfud securely to his back, then, wi h a few words of cueouraiirjHit and hope to the poor yoqng gill, I took the haltar in mv hand, and eendinr; the horso into the water, leaped in myself, and then couiineneed swimming io the shore. But 'he 'sti ugi'lo was a long and urdu- ons one. for wo were more than a mile from the land, and both the horse and 1 wore cramped und stiffened with eold. Many a lime I thought the effort was , in vain, and that ucithrr the horse or I wo'd ever reach the sb're, tha'. lo my weaii ness seemed to recede as wo advanced. Moreover,' the current proved strongly against us, striving to sweep us down be yond our goal, aaiusi the st"ep, rocky barrier that lined tho water For .unaiely the hot sprihg4 had raised the temperar ture of tho waier, lor poor Annie's girlish form was almost hidden iu it, as tli waves gurgled and surged around . In-i, some limes even sweeping over her head. Ijut the young girl's eour.igo rose with tho oc casion qnd she bore uuuiqimiiigly this new phaseof suffering. i. o But they strive hard whose pries is life, and after more lhari an hour of hope und doui.t. and fear, y r.nchod the land had'neVer hdoml lo tread "attain. As We emsrwd fiom' the atr' ,thH wintry-wind pii-rced through oU.p sstnrated euihing withun iey chill that threttened ttu UW them on us. Providentially, n our need, we found a settler's house near af hand, where w obtained dry clothes, refrt sh- imentennd the lonn ol a horse and sleigh j ii which we were sooa 'spdine along' the road to Ttrcouaga. , A WkDrvseedod fiesh f-ais for ht-r lather andaiaiei'a fatn assailed pour Annie, which were only set at reat when the found herself in ihi (arms . Since then, the chanoes of a soldier's life luivt brought me through, winy d Teniiin s, but. mm havo left odeep an impression on my raiiid s that long nod terrible night up in' the 'ice; nor shutl I ev?r eease to Miietnber, with doep affrb. lion and esteem, (he younif irirl who was j my gentle ami hrrojo companion, iu ; ill . Nature nnd Maa. ' -' . KJph Waldo Eiaw-rson read a remark, bl esny. ai iho Music Uall in , Bosun, Uni Sunday morning,, upon the related nes of man to ha'ii re, and the iiiwustbil ty of mankind U, 1 lie gloiioug heritage they p(.eas, F rt lUja world, the grSaUnt woiic. r, to every though ful person is thai he is h re. It has been said that wi re it not for the phenomena of sleep we should all become hi Ii ists, as by the teniporary euHpnioii of ur own 1 will we are lemiinh d of the cxisieuuc ol a suprern iil. Every thing in nature i perteet, and tho whole fo.ee of nature ema to be directed to everv svU obie t. .. The his tory of a tingle grain of natid entitling lt)j ehronival ofili World. illUn IfaitKdoWli, ward upon every sirinisl, yen to tbe low. .est foiuis vi ,:tUun, ahlleeaeh species of antinn! hf yrvitat. s jipwSrd lo man, '. M ln''n J ';on tue'''. thsarth Maclf is t..mb. ill w'.ioh peirifie.l races, convened into statues of .one tliejr ! 7 It U impotsihls 10 I tii;.- BOIiCi-IVi- little, fi inliiiite nCB 01 man aa compared i Inuntte space, )CI n-w spinijia is Hi turuitilie of !iU millll ti .. , . . I.J I .. his Uliud. ems are weighed, but wlwl - puny tinsg is the astronomer Men am . ii.i.wtd with the diving bell of memory, to explore the farthest recesc of knowlnlgej with the ballooa of fancy, to s..ar inb, tii em- prean; oiit ni- st men mewwry poAiats ot a record of trifling iupidebts. on auuh ,t. r ..... f ' an tne laney gropes md the moi q-.vel- jwhera every thing" is attuned to the aieest harmony. The raue has' not yet taken posstsawn ol its own." Mankind is only a foundling at tho gates of God's great 'temple.,, , ; . . .. ., . , , .mm . , -Ik'! DnliDt oftbe Drama.' The N. 0. Sunday Delta, of this week, lakes up this subject, and has tha follow. ing suggestive remarks; . - j . One of '.he chief causes, underlying all the others, of the decline of tbe diams, is mental recreation without listening lo loeturt-s and sermons, or attending the n present:! ion ol the drama. After read ing the ponderous leaders of some politic at jorunal, the last sensational novel, and tbe aerountol thii last monetious tragedy erary anaconda the novel, while as a pub lic amusement it is being last pushed from the s age by mere eye dazzling spec, tabular displpys, woodeiful mechanical and iunseuhir Icats, contrivances .o waka sense and narrQ'izj thought- We do qo say that the legitimate drama will serial? ly perish; Unt wo do say . that without some new duvelopement, corresponding with the m ce-Bities of it vituation, .' and mayhap seconded by a reaction. In publ'q tasu, it ean not rise abore- its'- present equivocal and preeaiious position, i;u .. Tns Tan Sound or Alcohol AN alcohol whatever apparent form it assumes has one origin. It comes from "(h de. struction of sngar,itnd has no other source in nature-, It is nut a produutioh of veg. etnble growth, , like those Substantias which are created to form ihe foood , of man No chemist hns ever yet found it among the compounds built up by plan'Si The S ilar beams that 'reaches like Ihe fiopr-t i.f God across te abysses of spsoe," and in ihs laboratory of voge'aiion. lakes to piecus poisonous gases, and put togeth. r their a'oms in new groups which aro capable of nourishing the animal b"(jy- the celnstial force never arranged togeth. er tin: atoms whioh form alcohol. On the ; contra' y it is a product of dissolution f ' ll a rrarl Anil A 'ian1.ivaiit All.n ftf lK nrin. ciples of human' food )l hss ths isms origin as those mtlignaot and fatal xha; Utiona wliieb corsntuis the genius ot ps ti'ence the death and putrefaction of in' ortaiiio mattor'. Indeed, the same act jvhich gives birth to' alcohol, also bring into tlie wor'd a twin eomponnn, wniun is one of the promptest and, subtlest of all poisons eai bonio acid gas. Youman on Alcohol . . ... , ,;.1f f s y Gi bqs iLiis writes from Jcn dop, unHer date r 1 Maroli $ t.'to his Hpirit of Ihe Times, ll.t the public ' authoriiies will not put themselves io unusual pain, "lo stop ihe 11-eu .n an ' . Siyers', fight," lie hrs also fotitut that Ifsenan "lakes to his 'work bet'?l sn Ka did," and is -a better eiisdiiinn-alreiHy tao he ' w at any time More hjs.fivlii. with Wqrrifey. Hi. is workrd dowa 0 182 O 'Undi. and I. is trainer oV mi" he will pro :ile 1 m wtftn theriritf s 1T5 points " 'Ths oat flalteiini aeoottnls" are jjiven Ol ' Ihe o- dninnoi 8yrs.l vho j ll lor : the work Jbffort Has a- ser,he,w'is,.sni:..,;ioi 6'iem oifvi.it'!ry4'.., Tho.v' 'i' h' '"Vor in London ar sin' 'and'' sev.ii '6 fnuf. Wilkes ihink'thVdifs'wiP fiioj5 s'Hittl's when tbs cbitrpions ars tso io thf fg"