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xry - . S .. . 1 VOLUME VII. NO. 29. EAST SAGINAlfVMIGn.,EDP TOLE0.3fev;: ,lC7 V: "-- Business Directory. . HABTSAOZN -A. "W?. SAGIMAW ; VALLET - BANK OLISS,V FAY & Co., Hankers, ; and HroUcrs, Bo j and lell Exchange!. Rank Notes, OoM and Silver, Cauada Currency. . Give prompt attention to Cullectlom and Gen eral Dauking ISusinoss. Orrtca J on Water Btreet,' Buena Vista Block, Cut Saginaw, Mich. V. I. viiiin. mMi h.ikitu WEUBIB A SMITH, 'Attorneys, Cwnntalors and Solicitors. Office, No's 7 A 8, Crouse Block. ' ' T. E. DOUGHTY, Dealer In Watches. Jewelry, Book, Stationery, ' Wall Taper, 4a., Jfco. Irving Block, Ucnesee f Street. , ' -EAST BAQINAW POUNDERY, 'Water street, 3d Ward, Emt S:igiua-. . All kinds ef oattiag la brae and iron, and repair lag ad Itting of machinery of all desorip ' lions, done promptly and reliably at the above Institution. GEORGE W. MERRILL, rroprittor. MOItLEY BROTHERS, Dealers In Hardware, Iron, Nails, Agricultural 'Implements, Ae. CHA.UNCEY n. OAOE. Attorney Counselor and .Solicitor. Office in Cxbnnge Block 7RIZEIiIiE BROTHERS. Whol-eale' and Retail Druggists and Chemists, oac full assortment of- Dru; Medicines, (Taints, Oils, Liquors, Dye Stuffs, ete. Iless Block. BYRON B. BUCKHOUT. Wkolosale and Retail dealer in Lngtish and Auier . Jean llardware, Cultery, Iron, Agricultural Implements, StoTes, Clipper, lin and Sheet Ires Ware, ko. Brick Block, North Water Street O. K. ROBINSON, AUerney and Counsellor at Law. Will give prompt attention to collections. Taxes paid fernoa roldents,and all business connected witk a Land eney promptly attended to. LIVERY STABLE. , A. W. Gates Sublos, corner Washington and Tuscola streets, aro fully stocked with llonei, Carriagps,'aiid everything required la the line. Terms reasonable. II. MARKS, Dealer In Hats, Caps. Furs and Skins, Ready Made Clothing, Gloves, io. Opposite Ban croft House. SHAW, REYNOLDS & CO., Dealers in Hardware, Iron, Nails, Gluss, Paints, Oils, ete. Buena Vista Block. WILLIAM O. DIETZ, Builder and Superintendent of Buildings, Fronk lia street, between Grncsee and German. GEORGE C. SANBORN, Peeler In Groceries, Provisions, Family Sup plies, Cuutry Produce, etc. Corner Store, Exchange Block, BlacksmithneerRWV.. s(eel, Jusoola street, iron sou JOSEPH BURGER. Manufacturer of and dealers in boots, Shoes, Leather, Findings, Ac, 4e. 2d door east of Everett Uoue. WM. H. SOUTHWICK, United Si at en Auittant Asttor. ret saci raw. n ivm !n asdiss4bklla coistiks Ortise at Eat Saginaw, Allardt A Co.'s Tobac co Store. 7 DR. ROSS. . , Office la ness Blwk. Corner of Genesee and Washingten Streets. Residence Corner of Jef ferson and Thompson Streets, East Saginaw. FRANK O. WILKIN, nderehant Tailor, and dealer in Cloths, Cloth ing, ad Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods 3d tore from corner, Exchange Block, A. B. SPINNEY, Homoeopathic rbysicjnn and Surgeon. Office ' .trer Luster's store. National B'ock, corner of Geec and Cam streets, Esst Saginaw, Mich. Office Jitfurs,8Ui 10 A. M. and 7 to 6 P.M. Beelueaca, corner of Cherry and Webster Sts. u. .n. PROCTOR. Pealerlnrute Waixjs nd J'Iry. R,Ir!r J11 Plated Ware. Agct.t for Burt's Ground pb ble and Pcriscapie Gl4kes. Opposite Lancroft V Usse. East Saginaw. H. 0. 8ILSBEE. ..4 ..f.n Hxninr in and tnannractn t p.,wuof all kinds. Sles Rooms Commercial Black. Dealer la Utw Goods. Groceries, pulsions Boots A Skeec, ete.. Commercial Block. L.C.8TOBE9ACO., P eaters t a Groceries, Provisions. Fruits, vegeta bles Predaee, Family Supplies, Stoa and Wooden Ware, Creekery, dlaes, Paiats, Oils, Carben Oil, l'loir, Feed, ete. Commercial Block- E. J. MERSHON. Will attend promptly to the Purchase. Inspect ing and Shipment of Lumber from any point Sagiaaw river; Ppst ofllce addreee EAST SAGINAW. MOREY BROTHERS. Dealers la Produce, Groceries, Provisions, Flour, Feed, Stone and Wooden Ware, Confectionery, Ae , Grant Block, Washington Street. O. H. A J. B, GROUSE, .Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Dry Goods, Gro ceries. Provisions, Crockery, Hats, Caps, BooU . and Shoes, Yankee Notions, ete. Crouse Block, East Store. East Saginaw. WM. A. CLARK. Attorney and Counsellor at Law, No. 1 Block. EAST SAGINAW. P. 0. Address, Faeinaw City NXiUTHEB BECKWITH A 3 AS. It. COOK. . AttoraesS and Counsellors at Law and Solictors in Chaaoery, Office over Wilkin A Co.'s Store, Water SUeet, , jsai uii,iui, a TT M WWHITOTT. lUannfaeturaro pump logs, faucets, Ae. Salt Blocks furnuiked to any extent desired, on fair terms. Office at New Planing Mill, Wa- . ter street, V XXT r. AKT.TaT.15 A CO.. Tanners. Whalesnle aod Retail dealers in Hides, Leather and Findinge, earner Water and Tus nta Streets. East Sarlnaw. Michigan. Cash for nides and PelU REAL ESTATE OFFICE, WIL.LIAM N. LITTLE, ichange Block, East Saginaw, Michigan, corner Oenesee anil u aier oireoia. OEOHOE MO It RUB. 'CARFENTER AND BUILDETt. bep en Williams Street, West of Giant Block, ttmmt Ealnw. peslgns for buildlnge and Joiner work ef all kinds, farnunea. . BIIAW, BUXjLARD A CO. "WHOLESALE GROCERS, Bart Block, Water Street, East Saginaw. A wy large stack ef everything in the line. QILLETT GAMBLE, Attorney A Counsellor, at Law Qfliee, Trent Room, Flnt Floor, ever C. K. Rob- 0,,",iiAitirei."ra S-A.CHT.AW CITT. W. M. MILLER. Attorney and Counsellor at Law, and Proc tor In Admiralty. BAOlflAW UUI. A. S. GAYLORD, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Solicitor in Chancery, Ao. SA'JINAW CITY. GOODING & HAWKINS, FORWARDING, COMMISSION, AND GENERAL STEAMBOAT AGENTS. . East Saginaw, Michigan. D. W; GOODING. W. HAWKINS. S. W. YAVVKEY, Commission Agents and Dealers in Lumber, Shingles, Lath, &c. Corner Offioe, Seoond Floor, Buena Vista Block, EAST SAGINAW. MICH. ' Orders filled promptljf l Mark Rt. Insurance igbney. j , JEtna Insurance Co. ef Hartford, Tire and Inland. Assets, $2, 5 00,0 00 Security Fire, N. Y., Assets, 650,000 Home Int. Co of New naven, I : ' Conn. AiaeU, 250,000 Conn. Mutual Life Ins. Co. Aa'ta 5,000,000 JOHN J. WIIEELER, Agent For above Companies, Exchange Block, East 8sginaw, Michigan. 209y THIRD WARD 3ST. SCHMELCER, CONTINUES IN THE GROCERY businsss, in which he emleavors to keep pace with the growing demands of the locality, at the old stund, near Atwater Mill, 3d Ward, where be has a gen eral assortment of Groceries, Provisions, M'nodcn Ware, VcgcUblcs, Fruit, Butter, Eggs, Lard, FAMILY SUPPLIES. &.C., For sale cheap. Patronnge is solicitod. Terms Cssh N. SCHMELCER, East Sngsnsw, Nov. 4, 18C5. 3'27-T p FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT . HOUSE, AND MARKET FOR CAME AND FISH. JOHN" McICA.Y, VnhiiiRton Strl, ontli of IStincroft IIoac( ' ; EAST SAGINAW, MIC!!. Serves up at nil hmirs and in the best ol style, GAME, 0"kSTKKS, MEATS of all kinds, FISH, and all rcquNite "vegetables," accompaniments, ovmii: mid fisi-i. The only reliable Market in the city for the bet quality of Lake snd lUver F'uh, and all kinds of Game iu Feaeon. Oysters! n329 For Sale by the Keg or Can. HERE ! HERE I ! CUR NEW AND ELEGANT STOCK OF DRY GOODS, CARTE TS, DRESS GOODS, LADIES' FURNISHING GOODS SHAWLS, DPXJIS, ETC. The choicest assortment ever offered in this market IS HERE STEVENS, POOL & CO, EastSAgiunw, Noyember, 18C5. ; OUR STORE COMMERCIAL MH TOER ST. FIVE BOOBS SOUTH OF THE COB.XEH,' IS FULL OF HEW GOODS, We offer espeelal Inducemonte to the Ladies in tne way oi S II AWLS, WOllSTED GOOD3. ' TRIMMINGS, And a rare variety ef IDTESS GOODS, Of every style and quality, also a full line of 3D ouigs tics ! We have also a Complete Assortment and Choicest vvriety of . CARPETS In the Valley. Also a fine Frock of TABLE AND FLOOR OILCLOTHS, DKCGGUTS, 1A1 1 iAU Ac. Aso a Fplendid assortment of LADIES' and CHILDREN'S FURS, HOSIERY, HOOP SKIRTS NOTIONS, Ae.,4e all or wbicu will be sold al Wholesale and Retail. AT The Very Lowo3t Prices tfiCountry Deslert and others will find it to their advantage to give n a can. STEVENS, POOL & CO 7r GROCERY A3ID PRQVISI05 STGBE OBSERVE THE SIGN. i , IK THE RED BOOT Genesee Street, 2d door East of Ever ett IIouso, East Sogiuaw. JOSEPH BURGER, -Successor to' ' . I LEIDLEIN & BURGERS Would through' this medium acknowledge his thanks to the Pulie for the very liberal pution rge received by the. late firm, and would take this optiortunity o announce tn !;. r J'.aiit.sjaginuvr and. the igluaw Valley, gene rally I but be bos on bund, ant Is etiituutly receiving at the old stand one of the best assort ments of . - - - , BOOT & SHOES, ever brought Into this City, consisting o every description and Variety, for . MEX WOMEN & YOUTH'S H EAR. My facilities are of such a' nature as to defy oompetion from any quarter, and all I desire to prove the assertion is a trial, as my goods are warranted in all coses to give perfect stttinraution SHOE PACS AND RUBBERS, ' The best assortment in the city. EXPERIENCED WORKMEN, Constantly at work cn Custom mmh!s, and are therefore prepared to give satixfiwt ion in that Uranch to all that nisy favor us with a call Place Of Business on Get.esee Mreet, in Alann s Block, opposite EveretJ Jlouse. tact Saginaw, October A), ItrbZ. SJi-iy New Jewelry Stores Chasto .and Elegant Jewelry. FINE SILVER & PLATED WARE. H. R. PROCTOR, ment in the Hess Corner, opposite tbo Ban . croft House, where he offers fur sale a superb assortment f Fashionable Jewelry, Of the latest style and most exquisite workman ship. SILVER AND PLATED, WARE, GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES, CLOCKS, PEBBLE nnd PERISCOPIC GLAS SES, FANCY GOODS, and a Isre and attractive asMirtmeut of other articles pertaining to this line of trade. i:gu a vi ;. it i:iA imx;t Our perniil attention given tn WaU h Rrpanng nnd Engraving.' Watches regulated Ly one of the best Clocks in Uie City. Hair Jewelry, Of all styles and pntterns manufiwtarvd to order Cull and see my stock, which Is the finest ever offered In t'jis ity The celebrated American Watches, the best in the world, sold at lower prices tban at any other establishment in this city. ' A share of publw patronsge Is solicited. II. K. PROCTOB, East Soginaw, October 17, 1BC3. SUPPLIES. Supplies, MOSHER & MICKLEY. . NEW BRICK BLOCK." Kcxt to Post OHlcr, Gonesoc Street. EAST SAGINAW.' Have just opened a new and fresh stock of Family Grocerifes,: CONSISTING OF FLOUR. FEED, CORN, MEAL, OAT?, BUTTER. EGGS, LARD. PORK, BEEF. .... HAM?. . SHOULDERS FRUITS, VEGETABLES, CANNED FRUITS RELISHES, and everything in the line of FAMILY SUPPLIES. Past favors thankfully acknowledged . A eon tinuanee and Increase of patronage solicited. - T. R. MOSHER," 'k. O. P. MICKLEY. EastSsginaw, March 15, 18C5. 293-1 y WM. ZIMMERMAN & C. Wliolcftle Dealers In Foreign Wines and Liquors Domestic lira inly. Ohio ftcctiflccl Whisky, &c New Brick Block, north of Goofling A Haw. kins, North Water St., East Saginaw, Michigan. Have facilities fT rectifying whisky of al kinds, at their stand. W. Z. k CO. XestSsgioaw, Oetober 1, 1363. T SAVED BV .. DOCTOR," ). ("AX ACITaAlUH jABTjifW .. , a . Uhe episode I ntjij Rovn tok relate occurred at o place rnot two hundred railea from the trtwoshm of Horhar.; Victoria, Australia. "V Jit-re' the rxart locality is, I have no. iutprvtion of,di vulgiug ; but i ,ajuy 6( rny readra. are acquainted with the part or the world I ref'et to,, they, wilj remember , that there exist! one W two Jari ' virejini wit;iir tho wide radius I have named. Beside one of theao river ; there was standing, about twenty years ao, a nuywmcu was known at tjioj Uume stead fts the Deep Water station";' and it was hero that my lot placed me as hutkefper. I livod at the Deep Water Enatiou lor two yoars.. f ; x puria8s t. a,. u . e -U concerned in tho tragedy I am goinj to relate. One of the actors is still living, and at this present Christmas is occupying a prominent pobitioh among the colon letn of, uvtorut. v ivy reasons for concealing locality and names wui oe ouvious as my taie pro cecils.; If readers of the: followiBg story wish to know who I am, J:will,gratify thoir curiosity so far as to stato that I was born m the rsorth of. JBgIand-f My father was a retired tradesman. lie cave me a fair caucauon, but 1 never fulfilled the expectations funned of me. This night, while I write, .! can show nothing to prove that I ever 6ucceeled in tho world: 1 am a "poor clerk, struggling for a bare existence, and sometimes ttruggling with a wild, strong impulse to wander, and work through the eountry, as I often did before, near the scenes of my farmer experience. 1 like me roa sunset ana the wide plains as much as ever; I like the glow of the sunlight among the gnarled queer trees'; 1 like the rippling rays on the w'ater tho "waving shad owy grass of the silent hills the bright still moon tho wilderness, away lrom towns ; I like Australian life, but nut among tho dusty streets, or war to whiter sweltering roads.. For twelve years 1 followed these impulses faith fully, and enjoyed my bush-hlo; with. little profit, it in true, but with much f pleasure. All that 1 have to show4 for all my hardships, is a long ugly soar across my breaht, and I am going to tell you' how I got it. - I remember 1 Stas sittintr at the hut (the Deep Water Hut) duo 'summer afternoon, looking for the coming of " Long Mat." The 6un was passing away blood-red behind a rango of dim blue hills ; long shadows were fat spreading; ' the deep - water-hole had lost tho light, tho hills behind tho river M'ere just tippod with a crimson glorv. and stars seemed dropping .lke Hilver specs on Hie pnllpir elty. 1a.i Mm, ti.o l.ofiw.i. .. ; usual. ". Tho darkness had not quito fallen before 1 recognized tho bleating of the lloek in the dwtaneo, and soon after wards the white- Ueeces of tho sheep 6lowly appeared from out tho sombro shadows of the trees. 1 had just walked in'ftido thaluit to prepare sup- cr, when the quick muUli d fall of a torse's feet becamo audible. . I knew the cantir well, and came to the door to wait the Arrival of Mrh- , the owner of the station. He galloped up :o the hut with a cheerful .'"Good even ...i, i i i ing, mil; ami, as usual, fnnio insuie o ask me if I wanted anything, aud to light his pipe. 1 can t stay long this time, Hill, he said pleasantly, but with little anx iety: 44 tho black fellows are about again. I hope your gun is in order. Do you want any powder or leadr 44 We have quite enough," I replied, for both Mat and myself; but there's no bullots ; 1 11 run them to-morrow. Mat's rather lato this evening; but tho flock's not far oil'; they'll be homo in a nuarter of an hour: I saw them past the belt just before you camo " At this instant tho shallow of a man darkened tho door, and Mat entered 4 Good evening,," he said quietly, to jr, S and mysolf. 44 1 ho sheep s feedin' homo all right, sibut there's a few tnissin'. One of my marked ewes is trono. and I can't see two of tho crawlers. 14 You'll pick them - up to-morrow, Mat," replied the strong pleasant voice of the squatter, r44 Bill says you've enOuirh iiowder and load. Tho blacks are about, do vou know that - n a.rce Without waiting lor an answer, JHr. S proceeded to. undo his. horse, nnd was about to mount when Mat (who was American) saidi 44 1 guess you had bettor stop to-night, sir." 44 Why?" ' 44 Injuns is tloso up. One of tho sheep 1 spoke of was speared." , 44 1 heard there were black follows about," said Mr. S , delaying to mount; 44 but tho ride is safe enough; I've got my riflo with uie.v - - 44 They re too close respondou tlio shepherd, after filling a pannikin of tea, and, contrary to his custom, stand ing his gun against the table. He looked at him inquiringly, lie kept hiacye wandering over and around the llocks whilo ho explained: 14 Wall, you see, sir, after seem the sncar-wound on the crawler, I looked about mo purty sharp,' but couldn't see nothin' till 1 was leavin' the belt there, when I sighted ono" of the varmint wrigglin' through tho grass liko a snake. I was goin' to give him a pill, but I saw another wriggle in his wake, and then another; and," continuod tho nan-a tor, with something like a glow of pleased anticipation, 44 they ain't far off now, I reckon." He had scarcely uttered tho words when he lifted both hands and struck Mr. 55 full on tho chest with enough force to drive him to tho ex treme end of tho hutrAt tho samo instant a spear whizzled through the open doorway, and quivered iu the slabs behind. 'By gum " ' More remarks wero drowned by ft loud quivering snort from tho poor iiote;l a moment, after, and) hi rolled heavily across iho hut-door, oomp!ete: ly blocking up tho entrance,. , , .Malfc muttered awpy; First-rate for ma coon I VXVd better bar the door, Bill I .'Doctor J doctor .1' doctor ! lVt! . Pat! , Here, 'lad." 'The, 'do: loapea on t.ie shepherd. Uy gum." he said, 44 1 though; t he was outside." :J Byikis tlmeMri 8- was, coolly rconnouenng mrougii tne loopnoies, lUJuul let down the window, and wn. preparing for ' action as uncon cernedly as the shepherd. ,' ' These quiet bruvy mea inspired me with . confidence, . 'and I romember ijuntniiiar, a i mrew warer on tne lire, so us to estioguuh all light, that the black follows had met with their match. By this time the 'moon was up, ad it light was gradually grow couhl discern tlie outlines of the trees. and then, as the - night1 athord; the white seared grass between the shad' ows. Thero was a long time of silence Maty Mr. B , and jnyevlf had our bumU through tho loopholes, and were closely . watching for any move ment outside. Tho' convulsive - shud de'rings of the, horso had ceased, and there was' a bftinful ' silence; The squatter and Mat were like two statues, and notwithstanding the quiet breath ing of the dog and the croaking Of frogs along tho river, there seoined to mo to bo a frightful significance in tho 6ilenco that was brooding above these sounds. ' livery instant I was expect ing a ruh from the outsido, but there was not a sign or sound, to betray the probence of any enemy." The Bheep wero camping quietly round the hur dles. Silence the' bright moonthe white fleeces mingling' with color of the grass -tho still shadows of the trees the spectral tracery of the brouches in tho moonlight. Tho si lence was terrible. . One of tho out sido wethers rose and w alked forward a few yard's then commenced stamp ing quickly on the ground. "Darn my eyes"' suid Mat, for tho first timo breaking tho silence, 4,if Olo 1'arsons aint sighted one of the niggers." ' . , I ho OlcTarson was a patriarch wether who was ofllicted with tho foot-root, and usually fcd on his knees. 4,bo ho has. and, by gum, there s a crowd ; tho wholo tribe hev coiuo to visit. Not enough, in , shade, boss," concluded Mat niter another interval, an in a hard whispering tone. The noxt moment, tho first report rang out into, myriad echors. A shrill death shout followed, as tho dark figt uro of a man leaned with a sudden force from hi ambush and. fell prone, gurgling out blood nnd broken words. 'Aow, Iksa, said Mat, looking out, but still chnrging : "fifty yards to tho right of K hurdle." ' ; , . v i J Am rection of his gun and firedV Tho hu man figure seemed to fink down so quickly, so calmly, so helplessly, that I-felt a strange thrill of pity. "lie's fixed, safe as houses; let's physic nnother or two, and maybo they 11 mat- tracks, again muttered tho shepherd in ft tono of suppressed pleo. "Cook, why tho devil don't you shoot ? Somnt round that first block to the riirht of tho wattle." IiOoking in tho direction indicated by Mat, whose eyo seemed . every where, I saw tho figuro of a man par tially visible against tho ground. Ho was evidently sheltering himself from the other two guns, but owing to my (silence hitherto, ho must havo enter tained the opinion that tho portion of hut where I stood was unoccupied. I took a t-teady aim at tho black fellow, and fired. For an instaut I could see nothing through the smoke, but it cleareu nltnoBt immediately. Just as tho shepherd said, "Don't shoot again ho's fixed," I saw tho poor wretch staggering wildly towards the hut, and then falling with a dull sound. God forgivo me, it was very liko rmir der. This was the first life I had ever taken. ' Tho next thing I remember was Mr. S. asking mo if I had run any bullets. . "Not ono." 'Have you any in tho hut ?" "Not one." Mat inlonnqd us - that wo- wero 4,treod."'niuth 'in tho sanie' way ns he would tell tho overseer that tho ra tions.were short. Ho quietly pullod his ' gun from tho loop-hole, . saying : "1'vo only ono more pill to keep our skins wholo. We'll hev to trust to Doctor." Mat's dog, Doctor, was partly, ft Smithfield nnd partly -ft Newfound land. He had bfen trained by him to do all kinds of tricks. Amongst others, ho repeatedly took written messages to tho station when attached to his collar, nnd 1 presume this was tho object Mat had in view when re ferring to him as cnpablo of procur ing relief.. . . .. "Mister, d'yo think you kin writo ft missago in tho dark, or by. moonlight, nskin' the hands at tho Homestead to camo this way ? No timo to lose, I seo the datkies dodging around tho hut. Bill, knock awny tho lower part of the rotton slab behind your back. Hern Doctor. Tho mossago was scrawled and fas tened to Doctor's collar, in lepsthan ft rninute, and tho noble brute, who seemed to know tho danger, stood anxiously trembling until tho prepa rations wero completed. As I beforo stated, tho rftit stood clow) to the stream, and from tho rear the bank sloped abruptly toward tho water. Tho American for tho firf-t time seemed affected. When the men Ml under our shots thero was not tho slightest ' chancro perccrtiblo in his yoico; but for tho few words he spoko to his dog wore broken and singularly soft. I'll bo sworn thero wero tears in tho man's eyes. Kverything being at last prepared, h4 spat upon the doc's muzzle, held his liead closo to his cheek for a moment, and then pressed hi ai quickly out cf tao hole and away down the shelving bank. ' We listened anxiously for a time. and then there arose a wild jabbering lor a minute ;;tue next uwtaut we do tectod a yelp of pain. . 4My God 1" raid I, involuntarily, the Doctor's speared." ' ' 2io, he aren t, darn ye I snapped "v.,, liva junk, WUVUQU, , U . AliS more. ' Hell do it." "Ho must be quick then," said Mr. 8 '; 44the black devils havo struck a light somehow, and they're going to burn ns out. , Jjook i Our eyes were now intently scanning the movements of the savages through the little loopholes, and wo saw a flaming brand . whizzing through the air, and scattering sparks in all direc tions. It fell on the stritey bark V..l. A another came but it did not apiear to us that any of them had taken olfjct. 15y this time tho black fellows had gatherod courage. Believing that our anvumtion was expended, many of them had. left cover and might be seen flitting about like spectres. They 'had kindled a firo some distance 6fT, and across its glare shadows were conftantp floating, r , i; : ,, . Iho firebrands wero thrown no lon ger ; some fresh mode of attAck was preparing. Our suspense continued for a 'long ' period, (nearly half an hour,) during which time not a word was spoken, by any one of us; our sole dependence was the Doctor ; and if help did not soon arrive it was very certain we could find no escape from the demons who wero trying to com pass Our destruction. 4S ow, look . slick, whispered Mat. "I see their game : they'ro going to give us fits. How's the moon ? well aback of tho hut, I guess. Bill, 9tick your cabbage treo, on a pillow,., and hold it at tho open window when I tell you. I'll just go out and bid them good evening. Don't bar the door after pie, mister, but when I show them my heels open it You see we can't sparo amunition." hilo speaking. Mat unbarred tho loor. Ho slipped out noiselessly as io concluded tho sentence. Through the slabs ho said to me: 'Dy'e seo that devil with the blazin log ? . When he gets clow to the wat tle, open the window and prop up the pillow. Take, care of their spears yourself." , As soon as tho black fellow camo to tho point indicated, I opened tho long little . shutter with somo noise and held up the dummy. In a mo ment ft dozen spears passed through tho aperature, and I let tho window fall, as though one of us was mortally wounded. There was a wild fchout without At this time the black fellow who car- for his move outride. looking out as quickly as I could, I had just timo to seo his tall figure cmergo beyond the 6hado as the but-end of his gun fell crashing on tho hoad of tho lire- bearer. The c'oor was opened as Mat 1 turned, it required but ono or two bounds to take him to tho door, but the savagos wero too quick for him with their speurs. Ho staggered through the entrance, and fell just as j he cleared the threshold. 'Caught irt tho thigh, I guess." ho exclaimed, as he slowly recovered him self, and painfully struartrled towards tho window. "I on t mimd I Ithespoar," ho remarked to mo as I '. ' i approached i him,., "it's better as it is untu neipi comes. 'If it ever does," thought I. Tho American's sortie, I believe, had rather a disastrous effoct, for tho black fellows seemed to concludo at onco that our amunition was all ex- f tended, and they throngod round the mt ' without caring to bhelter them selves. In ft short timo tho crackling of flames on tho roof put nn end to our doubts. Tho hut was on fire, and there was nothing left for us but to attempt to dash out and clear tho ab origines. I proposed this, butMr. S. would not try without Mat, and under neath the blazing roof, with clubbed guns, we grimly awaited the final at tack. Tho American's rifle rested in tho. loop-hole whero he had first ta ken up his position. 'There's tho worst of them," said Mat, looking along his weapon, "he's cominjr up with a log to stavo tho door. II U never do it," and our last bullet -brought down tho ring lemlcr. ' ' f -!. Thero Was consternation and ft hur ried consultation. : After a lapso of about five minutes, tho whole force of tho besiegers rushed, shrieking, on our little garrison. A moment's surge outside, and tho door fell back as Mr. S's gun swung on tho crowding sav ages with most terrific force, felling two of the foremost like oxen. I re membor a wild struggle with our guns and fists. Mat and tho squattor tow ered above their opponents liko giants, fighting with temblo energy, lwo block fellows had forced mo to the ground ono was shortening his grasp of tho spear to drive it through my body, When 1 lolt ft gusli ol blood spouting over my lace and chest, just as the' savngo fell on mo mortally wounded. '1 hen I remember a hurrah outside, and cracking of the rifles. That was a good back-handed blow, boss," said Mat, faintly ; "1 guess the cook s got another squeak. D'yo hear that? Hooray I Knowed tho Doctor'd do it Darn ho for a cuss I" said ho with renewed energy ; 'tako that;" and I heard the dull sound of another blow, and ft low moan of pain as tho station hands hurried in. Mat wa terribly cashed, but not mortally wounded. No so, Mr. 8; ho fainted ns soon as .Mat spoko his few words of praise, We wore all conveyed to tho homo station. Mr. 8 -- was hurried be fore the week was out. Mat soon ro covered ; he is now ono of tho wealth iest men, In the colony. I well-1 have a large sear across my breastt ;..m ' : - ' TUB PltEiJIDENT'S MJSS3AOE. To the Senate of the United States I have examined with care tho bill which originated in the Senate, and has been passed by . both Houses of Congress, toi amend ; an1 act entitled "An Act to establish a Bureau for the Relief of Freedmen and Iiefugeoa, and for other punttses' Having, with much regret, come to the conclusion that it would not be consistent with the public welfare to give my approval to the measure, I return the bill to the Senate with my objections to its becoming a law- 1 might call to mind, in advance of these objections, that there, s no immediate necessity' for --- rrv. i. establish a Buroau for. the .Relief of Freedmen and Ilefugoes, which was approved in the month of March last, has not yot expired. It was thought stringent and extensive enough for tho purpose in ;viow. Beforo it ceasos to havo effect, . further experience may assist to, guido us to a wise conclusion as to tho policy to be adopted in time of peace. 1 have, with Congress, the strongest desire to secure to froedmen the full enjoyment of their freedom and their property, and. their 'entiro independence and equality in makincr contracts for their labor; but, tho bill beforo me contains provisions which, in my opinion, are not warranted by the Constitution, and aro not well suited to accomplish the end in view. The bill proposes to establish by au thority of Cougress military junsdic tion oTer all i arts of tho United States containing refugees and freedmem , It would by its very nature apply with most force to thoso parts of the United States in which tho freedmen most abound, nnd it expressly extends tho existing temporary jurisdiction of the Freodnien's Bureau with greatly en larged powers over . those States in which the ordinary rourso of .judicial proceedings has been interrupted by tho rebellion. Tho source from which this military jurisdiction is to emanate is none other than tho president of the United States, acting through the War Department and tho Commission ers of tho Freodnien's Bureau. The agents to carry out this military juris diction aro to be selected eithor from the army or civil life. The country is to be divided into districts and sub districts, nnd tho number of salaried agents to bo employed may bo equal to tho number of counties or parishes in all tho United States where freed men nnd refugeos aro to bo found. Tho subjects over which this military jurisdiction is to extend in ovcry part of the United States includo protection to all employeos, agents and officers of ttuVieVrnrposccV'ul'im ftrffif:fV? ,?, tho, in cloven States. It is further to ex tend over all cases affecting freedmen and refugees discriminated against by local law, custom or prejudice in thoso States. Tho bill subjects any white person who ,may bo charged with de priving a freodnian of any civil rights or immunities belonging to whito per son, to imprisonment or fine, or both, without, however, defining the civil rights and immunities which aro thus to bo secured to tho freedmen by mil itary law. This military jurisdiction also extends to all questions that may ariso respecting contracts. Tho agent, a im 14 tlnia vrrplflf thn ofliru rif ft . , . , ;. :' ' r y , i.".. entirely ignorant oi tno laws oi mo placo, and exposed to tho errors of judgment to which all men aro liable. The oxeiciso of power ovor which thero is no legal supervision by so vast ft number of agents as is contemplated by tho bill, must by the very naturo of man bo attended by acts of caprice, injustico and passion. Tho trials hav ing their origin under this bill nro to tako placo w ithout tho intervention of n jury, and without any fixed rules of law or evidence. Tho rules on which offences aro to bo heard and deter mined by tho numerous agents, aro such Tules and . regulations as the Fresident, through tho War Depart ment, shall prescribe. No previous presentment is required, nor any in dictment charging tho commission of n crime against tho laws; but the trial must proceed on charges and specifi cations, and tho punishment will be, not what the law declares, but such as a court-martial may think proper; and from thoso arbitrary tribunals thoro lies no appeal, no writ of error to any of Iho courts in whic h tho Constitution of tho United States vests exclusively tho iudicial power of tho country. AVhilotho territory nna tno Class ox ! actions ftnd offnccs that nro niftdo subject to this inenstiro nro so cxten-, sive, tho bill itself, should it bocomo a.i law, will have no limitation in point of time, but will form ft part of tho permanent legislation of tho county. I A. 1 (UlH'fc ft V'VVII iw c- . nvv ... v . ..... ... l.i juriMuruuu in uiiumik, ,,. of tho Constitution which declaro that "no person shall bo hold to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crim, unless on ft presentment or indictment of a grand-jury, except in cases arising in tho land or naval forces, or in the militia when in actual service in timo of war or public danger;" and that 44 in all criminal prosecutions, tho ac cused shall enjoy tho right to a speedy nnd public triafbv on impartial jury of tho State or district wherein tho crimo shall havo been committed." Tho safeguards which wisdom and the experience of nges taught our fathers to ostabblitdi as securities for tho protection of tho innocent, tho punishment of tho guilty and the equal administration cf justice, aro to le sot aside, and for tho s:iko of ft more vigorous interposition in behalf of justice wo aro to tike tho risk of tho many acts of injustico that would of necessity follow from an almost countleKS number of agonts estab lished in very parish or county in nearly k third of the- States ' of iU ' . Union, ovct whoso decisiori thero is to.' r be no -stipervision or .'control: by tho Federal courts. The-'-power.'; lit . would bo thus placed in tho hands of -'. tho Fresident is such fts in, tho. times of peace certainly ought nerer to bo. , entrustod to any ono man. i If it bo . ; naked whether tbo erection' of such a -n tribunal-within a State Is warranted as a measure of war, the question im ; ; mediatoly presents itself, w hether wo; " . aro still engaged in war. . JM us not j " unnecessarily disturb the commerce.: and credit and induhtry of thp couiw try by declaring to tho American poo- , Sle and to the world .that tho Uuited , tates Aro still in a condition of civil.. war, At present thero is no part of the country In which' the authority of tho United States is disputed. OfleW ces that may be committed by individ fC irnrr a fot falfnro of tho rights of the camo communities.- ; The country has entered, or is return ' Ing to j stato of peace and industry, , and thei rebellion, is in fact, at nn end. '" Tho measure, therefore, seems to bo , as inconsistent with the actual condi j tion of tho country as it is. at.varence . . with the constitution pf. the United".,"' States, to If, posaing from.gcneral con- j i sideratiOns, we examine tho bill in do . ' tail, it is open to weighty objections In . time of war it. was ominently 1 , proper, that we should provide for , . those i rho " wore .. passing , suddonly . from a condition of bondacro to ft stato"' , of freedom; but this bill proposes to . mako the Freedmen's Bureau, estab lished by the act of 1G5 as one jf tho , many ereat and extraordinary milita- ry measures to suppress n fonmdabla retallion, a permanent branch1 of !theV public administration, with'its powers greatly enlarged. I have no reason to suppose and I do not understand it to be alleged that the act of March i lpb.), has proved deficient for the pur pose fwr.whieh it was passed, although-' ', ( ',' at that time, and for a considerable ' ' '',, ' period thereafter, the 'Government,' of ' V ' , ! A the United States remained unac- '' Ti '.'! knowledged in most of the States f ( .,' whoso inhabitants had been involved in the. rebellion. The institution of.,'., slavery, for the military destruction . of which tho Freedmen's Bureau wa i ' . . x called into existence as an auxiliary , ,, ,'. force, has been already effectually and , finally, abrogated throughout the , , whole country by' an amendment of , '. " '. tho constitution of the Unitsd States, 't : and practically its eradication has ro ccired tho assent and concurrence of most of thoso States in which it had , ' J at any time oxisted. I am not thero for able to discern in the country anything to justify an apprehension , ' ' that tho powers nnd agencies of tho ' . Freodmen's Bureau, 1 which were ef fective for the protection of freedmon and refugees during tho actual con- , tinuation of hostilities, and of African ' eositud wjJinijwajajvtIWfa,Tey7-:v ; ' " prove inadequate to tho same proper ends. If I am correct in these views there can bo no necessity for tho cn , " largement of the powers of the Bu reau for which provision is' made in tho bill. Tho third eoction of tho bill , ' ; authorizes a general tlnlirnUod amount ' of support to tho destitute and suffer . ing refugees and freedmen and theif wives and children. Succeeding sec tions mako provision for the tent Of purchase of landed estates for freed men, and for the erection, for their" ' benefit, of suitable buildings for asy- ' ' ' lums and schools, the expenses to be ' l'1 defrayed from the treasury of tho ' wholo people' The Congress of the ' ' United states has never herotofoTo ; ' ' 1 thought itself, competent to establish ' any laws beyond the limits of the Dis ' ' ' : 1 trict of Columbia, except for tho ben cfit of our disabled soldiers and sail ' ' ors. It has never foundod schools for any class of our own people, not even p A for thq orphans of those who have- v. f fallen in defense of the Union ; but ! - j has left the caro of their education to . ,' the much more competent and efficient , : . ' . control of tho States, of communities, . ' . -of private associations and of individ- . uals. It has never deemed itself u thorized to expend tho public money ! for tho rent or purchase of homes for , tho thousands, not to say millions, of . .. ; tho w hite raco, who are honestly toiling - . , from day to day for their sustenance. ,t . A system for the support of indigent .- . persons in tho United States was never contemplated by tho authors of tho .. , ; Constitution, nor can any good reason bo advanced why, as a pormanent es-1 j tablishmont, it should be foundod for : .i,f, , ono class or color oi our people tnoro ' . , ; than for another. Tending tho war many refugees and freodmen received . . ? strrnort from tho, Government, but it . was never intended that they should . , boncoforth bo fed, clothed, oducatcd nn(l Stored by tho United States, T10 jjea on whjcn tho slaves ,wero jmsjeto,! to freedom was that on be- com;nr frP0 they w ould bo a self-su. tn:n;nn. nor.ulation. Any legislation tJmt Bjlft jrapy tmt they aro not ex HOritM 1 TlIllIJllIl 1L 1 1 -1 II 1 1L1 II 1 II LT IIIJII iv . . . n . tlition must have ft tendency injurious , aliKe to tneir cnaracier anu mcir pros perity. .Tho appointment of an agent for every county and parish will create an immense patronago, and tho ex- , penso of tho numerous officers and , , their clerks to bo' appointed by the Fresident will bo great in tho begin- . ning, with ft tendency steadily to in- , croaso. Tho appropriations asked by tho Freedmen s Bureau, as now es tablished, for tho year 1SG0, amount to tl 1,7-15,000. It mny bo safely esti mated that tho cost to bo incurred under tho pending bill will requiro doublo that amount ;moro than tho entiro sum expended in anv one year under tho administration oi tho second Adams. If tho presence of agents in every parish and county is to bo ccn sidorod as ft war measure, opposition or even resistance might be provoked, so mat to givo ruect io tins juripuic- , tion troops would have to bo stationed ( within roach of , every ono of them ' and thns ft largo standing force bo ; rendcrod necessary. . Iarge appropri- , C r?:'A i.'.rt -.'X i i m