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CAZENOVIA, MADISON COUNTY, NEW-YORK, WEDNESDAY, JULY 5,1854. NO. 10, ; ^^AZEK0YIA REPUBLICAN, PUBLISHED EVERY, \WEDNESDAY BY ^ M «w< ' SENECA liAKE, »^^^^P T -'\ gg * noBSIE ' li WW BLOCK, TnmD STORY.) TERMS, i Sp^aKST 0 villogc subscribers, having their papers left at tj§j£^BKir doors, $2,00 per annum. -\•firaajTo oflice end mail subscribers, $1,C0 per annum, fei*JRWe quarterly. ^«S>i&ffK l ' rE 3 0F ADVERTISING.—One square, three weeks, ^•s^tmc'tiollar; for 3 months, two dollars tifty cents; six $4,00; one yea-, §7 I \L ~^1rt -'nn. nni> rjilnmn. v*»ar at statute prices §7,00; half column, 1 year, ^ml ^OO;' one coluuin,\ year, §25,1)0. Legal adverti- ' 'Jim .liar The Feasant's Song of Summer. 9 r £3SBw tripping along through morning dew, ^OSuthc SUMIIKH comes with a rosy hue; WpTSgrcet her, the hills their voices raise, iSjtiSd the woodland songsters hymn her praise. t^lSke her sister Sr-iuxo when lastly scon, \\.^SUe's drcst in a vernal robe of green; |p.nd her flowing skirt that Xature weaves VJ^broidercd o'er with flowers and leaves. , ;hOn her head a fragrant wreath she wears, ' 'And her baud a horn of plenty bears , . .jfijjfiiture's peerless quceu! with regal pride scatters her blessings fur and wide. ^&i£e passes on with an air of grace, roses blush on her bouuie face; \ \lv^l^®' Sm '' e 3 011 '' cl( ' 3 > \\^ tue i\ greener grow; v %^JSiie breathes on flowers, and they brighter glow. •*|JflH«r reign is sweet, yet anon so wild, \l\*' 3 wanton as a playful child; -'JjJ^jbg unbinds tlio wiuds that howling sweep, ^'Vfjuaj lash the waves of the surging deep. , JioOhjfc she tears the misty veil away .fjj^om the mountain's brow where lambkins play \j'Aiiid the tainted uir she purities 'gfWith her flushing lightning from the skies. s^Sho gives her scents to the passing breeze, ripeus the fruit on bending trees; f *>l$>& points to the liclds of golden grain, ggjHiicli. tell that labor is not in vain. \TjPTHero the humming becs iu blooming dells -Jj'Slrfct honor sip for their wuxen cell*, 'sun may scorch, but sho nightly showers R (Hcr~gcntlo r dcivs on the di-uuping lluwurs. lerc the peasants mow on yonder leu, .*?*3Kere aro mingled sounds of social glee; ^jjrhey laugh and sing, and tliey toil away, i'jstnd of withered grass make russet hay: iiJe -i^Tiilc sets the sun in an opal sky, * p JS: Away to their cottage homes they hie, ^'And the smiles of J'eace aye meet them there, '' J'JaJnS the day is closed with grateful pi oyer'.' -l £b5' OT e t,,e \ clds < ,lud ,0 Xattire s shrine ^i^^henrt still clings likoa claspiu<r vine;, ; . .J*!JVith bliss so pure, and with joys so rife, i*Tak tjgive me the peasant's happy lifu 1 aij.jj^' D Y II. D. DANA. gjsnn the wilderness, in .1 log-hut, were gftt&erjxl the family—the father, the mother, i,$ie child From the Ladies' Nuiioiml. Mother's B 11 b c. l ^iJJ ^father, bold and sturdy, stood in ad- ^?$$S? the group; the mother, proud and '!carrying thersmiling infant, her first- b^pjap her arms, pressed .jfcer him ; iind a Sj^j?' 1 \ 0 ^ patriarchal minister of God, ^agJjnlthe act of raising his hands in prayer, pr^nmratory to the dedication ^i&ft^.wnsduring the old French war.— iBraddpck had been defeated, and the victo- >^iou8 |«avages wero pouring down on the vDri?dratifie\r settlements. But as yet neither the of the British General, nor the •t 'JcoinVhg massacres by lite Indians were and all was quiet and peace in that ^glfttkpTrontier clearing, and, as its possessors :laBdiid, for hundreds of miles around. £%*8«idenly, tv shrill, unearthly cry rent the to iill the cabin and the attnos- MpilSS^without, like some demoniac shout.— ^teQuirifc^and startling, came that yell, bursting silence like a thunder-clap :n sum- RiJte^E^/L'lio old minister dropped his hands; became ghastly pale, and look- ©d^ttbnnd in wild all'right. But the father, /fltartitfg as a deor that hears the hunters' -, yi ri/;*r5rang toward the chimuey piece, seiz- edyiiftjilie, and with a single bound, gained \ e the&S>\r which he flung Avidc open. Too well had each one there divined that d&y'cf&fSSihcy knew it to bo the war-whoop of |th&S»v ! ago : its tremendous yolume assured ttBpn^if the vast numbers of the foo. .'Bby dcubt remained, i t was dissipated rendered visible when the door ' \W^^rOwn open. The houso stood in the tho clearing, nearly an eighth of a gp |imj&Rbm the forest which encircled it on This vacant space was now fill- ite ^wjt' 1 dark savages, in their war-paint, InSSping towards the cabin. tnc ( l° or —^ ar tue ^ oor •\ exclaimed ,lirI 5*tii^|ainister, l rushing toward the opening, with his feeble hands, ho seized the *ooden beam used to fasten it on tho I and barricade it too,\ said the fath- usbandj with that 6tern eagerness owed both how well lie comprehen- ijSii, - perils, and how resolutely ho was TMI' to face thera. Acconpanying the jwitli action, lie aoon, with tho assis- tho minister, blockaded tho door with tables, chairs, and other d'^JWISS articles. Glancing Tapidly around, im to see if anything «-lso could bo^ •is eye fell onlsis wife and child., '• tho sudden change which passed ov- cr his countenance—the transition from the look of conscious strength and defiance, to that of love, pity and agony all combined —it was evident, Uiat, in the excitement of the few preceding moments, he had quite forgotten tho presence of' those two dear beings. For dear to him they were inexpressibly. Oh! how the rich aro mistaken, when they weep over fashionable tales of love if they fancy that the poor know nothing of affec­ tion. Hearts beat under russet cloth as well as under silk or velvet. A wife, a child, is often all the treasure a poor man possesses. John Harding, the frontier farmer of our story, was one of these; he had none of this world s goods except the wild clearing and his rifle, but ho had a bosom that throbbed with the most devoted ali'ection for his wife and child. Yes ! for that wife was the love of j*ears. She had been of prouder blood than his own, a family once rich but now decayed, aud her parents and brothers had long re­ sisted her marriage to an almost penniless man. But the lovers at last triumphed, and tho young wife, without a complaint, nay, her blue eyes beaming with love, bad left her friends, and followed her husband to iti.s frontier home, on the very borders of the civilized world. Hero, after a sojourn of five years, a child had been born to them. Long desired had boon that littlo stranger, i and when it came, the hearts of tho parents ' were full of joy. The infant hud grown to the ago of nearly a year, when an itinerant' minister of God, one of those patriarchs i who may sf ; U be found in our frontier scttlo-1 mcnts, blessing and doing good they go, came along, and now, for the first . lime, the mother's heart could be gratified ! jj',,.,,,' t ' 0 by having the long-desired rite of baptism 1 bestowed upon her child. When Harding's eye fell on his wifo she had sunk into a chair, hopeless, agonizing, every muscle apparently paralyzed. The infant wtis gazing up into her face with its great blue eyes, as if in inquiry and aston­ ishment. The group, thus made visible to the husband and fnthur, recalled the remem­ brance of his early love, and all the still sweeter memories of married life ; then by it sudden flash of thought, that wife and child, so dearly cherished, rose before his mind's eye, mangled and bleeding under the tomahawk of the savage. It was tltis reflec­ tion, vividly presented, which had changed lii s l » *. r «.in that ot hiirh enoifr v mi' l '!<•<!- once, to utter ago ,ty and despair. But now that aged man of God advanced. jJe had seen (he transition in Harding's demeanor, and guessed at once the cause.— He laid his hand on the husband and gent­ ly shook him. \ liou.seyourself; Faith worketh wonders. The God of Battles will surely be on the side of innocence and youth.\ As he spoke lie glanced at the young mothor, whose eye kindled at tin* words with Midili -u hope. Harding saw it. He was a changed man. Grasping the old man's hand, while the tears dried in his eye. he said, \ Vou are right, in Goo let us trust.— Mary we will save you and the child, or all die together. Ah ! they are upon us.\ These words wore called forth by a yell of anger, which the savages scut up on havitif reached the house, to find it smiroly barn-i caded against them. Immediate blows were heard on the door followed by deafening jells. Harding ex­ amined the priming of his. gun, ready to fire on the falling in of the first panel. At his assailant, seeing his companion hard- pressed, hurried to his aid. Harding thus beset by two, fought liko a noble stag at bay. Seizing a largo hatchet, fortunately laying on the hearth with it pile wood, he retreated the corner, and prepared to make good his defence; but before doing so, ho glanced round the room, and seeing his wife safely concealed for the present, he began the fight, dealing a single blow with his heavy weapou, that felled one of his as­ sailants like an ox. The other then drew warily off. parched with agony, clove to her mouth.— Sho would have given worlds for the ability to speak, vainly hoping she might thus movo the wretch ; but she could only grasp his hand more convulsively, and lift up her dull, stony eyes in eager supplication to his face. For he had paused, at her words, in his work of death, and sho had hoj -A —ihe poor deluded mother!—she had hoped.— She wound herself around his knees\ with one'hand, she lifted tho other to her child, for the moment almost believing ho had re­ lented. And tho babe ha;', crowed, and smiling, had stretched out its little arms to her. Vain hope, young mother! It was only to delude you thus, that the savage fiend had withheld tho blow mid wav. The tomahawk descended! A shrill , ,, u „.. ll)U J<u „ am W ero 00111 in tue shriek of agony rose from the mothers lips., yard. Ada ran round the side of the house But shriller than that shriek, simultaneously , and got in the diniug-rooin window; Ed- came the crack of a rifle! and the savage ,' ward got upon the shed, and poor John lay foil headlong without cry or motion, his ( up stairs sick on the bed. blow -spending itself on the floor ! _ 1 Vou may imagine what wero my, feelings Was- it a dream—was it a miracle I — , at that moment; in a few minutes ho came The mother could scarce* believe what she j flying back again into the kitchen, and heard or saw. Her babe alive and unhurt!, finding that he could not get iu tho door at The assassin dead ! She glanced at the j us, he tried the window \again lie was sweet, smiling face of her infant, and press-1, 10 w frothing at tho mouth most dreadfully, ! ed him convulsively to her bosom ; then she I his eyes glured at us until my blood ran looked up with a start, for a dark shadow j co |u in my veins; tho ! fell across her. But no Indian met her sijrht. The dow was that of a tall, powerful man, who, though he wore a buck-tail cap, and an or- _ dress, needed not the epau­ lette on his shoulder to show that ho was accustomed to command. Behind him, crowding up the narrow door-way, and pressing forward in dense masses, came score.sofmen attired in the provincial uniform tt nr. * • .... By this time the room was filling with savages, who, hesitating but a moment, made a second rush on Harding. It was at this instant that the wife thought, for the .first time, of her husband. She glanced wildly around, .ftid though the in­ tervening warriors almost hid him from her view, she distinguished his tall form raging abovo the light. Spell-bound sho gazed.— Her babe lay hushed and terror-stricken on her bosom ; while with pat led lips, and eyes streaming with agony, she watched the fear­ ful conflict. To and fro, flashing meteor- like, she saw the huge axe of her husband fly, and wherever it descended, an Indian went headlong to the earth. So rapid were its motions that even the nimblest of the foo failed to break the charmed circle which i Harding kept around him! Vet, for a while, the dense crowds pouring into the room, and jiressing toward the scene of con- - . flict, actually forced their comrades forward ; Y mary ll , imt,n : 111 a body, on the weapon of Harding, so that thoso in the front rauk had no resort , .,,,.) hut to engage this terrible enemy, nor could wherever ^ tlu ^. ( j Q Jt ot | icnv i so t j, an w j tu tjioir toma­ hawks; for tho crowded space did not allow , ,. ... use firearms. At last, however, the \ , -«HINCTO.V torever carnage, was so dreadful beneath that tern- , b * l I ,, . ,0 » '»»*«-'™ l ! > tic weapon, w ielded by the farmer's sturdy I his tollowers. arm. that, bv a convulsive effort, the fore- 1 , [,lto tlio nmrtmcnt they burst those most savages forced back their comrades, j brn \* H0 \! of ^ ,r B ,n 1 ,a . wlth a w,ld ,,U !™ M . and stood at a safe distance rr-garding their j \ I lttrilI . l S tI,e , as }T ?} \\\\^ ? \rT foe, liko dogs before they rush HI again up- 1 '. c - v »»-«»t'y ( 11 .™ s scarcely ft hght on the bo-tr alter tho first minute ; it was a butchery.— All this had occupied but. a moment, yet 1 As thc 8oIl,iera drovo Jmlians 1o ,1,t! to the wife and mother it seemed an age.— | Every hope hung on that single defender,; and lie was her husband ! Can words de­ pict her agony ( It was but a moment the savages stood irresolute. Ono of them levelled his gun and was in tho act of pulling the trigger, when Harding, whose keen eve. sJi .iriM >i»«.i IM pern; seeitK'-t to ta'Ko in every motion of his enemies, tit once, darted forward, and with it blow of his axe, laid tho savage a ma.igled mass at the feet of his companions. The next instant, the borderer had re-gained his place, and stood once mora on the de­ fensive. This terribly bold act seemed to paralyze the foo for the third time'. They looked at each other, and instinctively shrank farther back from Harding. But at this instant, a shrill, n*.-aiiiiiiating cry rose from the out­ er edge of the crowd, and a tomahawk, 'itirled with unerring aim, would have trans Sccuc with a Mad Dog. Thc following letter from Mrs. Shirley, of Railway, N. J., to her husband at Forest Hall, gives a thrilling narrative of an ad­ venture with a mad dog. My dear John: —Wo were all thrown into thc utmost alarm and terror this morn­ ing, by a mad dog that got into our house. I was standing in thc kitchen with Almira by my side, when 1 was startled by the most terrific howling in our front hull. I thought there were two dogs lighting, and catching Almira up, I sprang into the din­ ing-room. 1 had just closed the door when a dog bounded into tho kitchen and aimed straight at tho door where 1 was. He sprang at it with great force, but 1 went into the yard ; Ada and Jul ward were both in thc with us. hall 111 my veins; tho glass was covered froth, and he was springing to get at A man now came rushing through the he tried to pacify us and qiret our fears, but we saw in one moment by his ac­ tions that the dog was mad. He succeeded in twisting a ropo around his neck and dragging him into the kitchen, when a dreadI'uI howl rang through tho house, and he rushed at the window, the glass flying in all directions, until ho succf-Nl in get- Down with thc | ting his head through. 1 expected cvon was the exciting crv moment to see tho sas-h give way ; for a moment I had no power to move. Ada was jumping out of the window ; I screamed to her to save Almira ; she caught her, and leaped from tho window, and went into Mrs. Country Sunday vs. City Sunday. 'Tis Sunday in the city. Tho sun glares murkily down, through the smoky and stench-laden atmosphere, upon the dirty pavements; newsboys, with clamorous cries, aro veuding their wares; milkmen laltlo over tho pavements, and sta f tle drowsy sleepers by their shrill whoopings; housemaids are polishing door knobs, washing sidowalks, and receiving suspicious looking baskets aud parcels from contiguous groceries and bakeshops. The sun rolls on his course ; purifying tho air aud beniguly smiling upon all tho dwelleis in the city, as though he would gently win them from unholy purposes lo heavenly meditations and pursuits. —And now the streets are filled with B motley show of silks, satins, velvets, feath­ ers and jewels—while carriages and vehi­ cles of every description roll past^ freighted with counter-freed youths and their JJulci- ncas, bent upon a holiday. Huudreds of \drinking saloons\ belch forth their besti- ferous breath, upon which is borne, to the ear of the passer-by, (perhaps a lady or ten­ der child,) the profaue curso and obscene gibe; and from their portals reel intoxica­ ted brutes, who once wero men. Military companies march to and fro ; now, at slow and solemn pace, to the mournful straius of a dead-march ; now, (having rid themselves of the corpse of their dead comrade,) they gaily \step out,\ blithe and merry, to tho cheering strains of an enlivening quickstep, bnscd on an Ethiopian melody ; the frivo­ lous tones blending discordantly with the chimes of the Sabbath bells. And stable- keepers, oyster and iee-crc-atn venders, liquor sellers, ct id otnne yentis, are reaping a gold­ en harvest, upon which tho \ Lord of the Sabbath\ shall, sooner or later, send \ a blight and a mildew.\ 'Tis Sunday in tho country. Serene and majestic, in tho distance, liry wail, they found the-savages repelled on Ilium from that direction, and with .1 roar of defiance, like a lion just shaking himself from tho hunters, Harding, to tho amaze­ ment of his wife, sprang to his full height, and renewed the fray ! In iive minutes all was over.. w-miio of thc savage ; ~ ^nped; indeed, they disdained quarter and died fighting. When the conflict wtts done, Harding sprang to his wife's side, bleeding in a dozen places, but, as was subsequently found, not mortally wounded. Thc aged minister was dragged from under the heap of dead, bruised and stunned, but unhurt otherwise, for he re­ mained where ho fell, and only suffered from being trodden down by tho foe. - ' • Harding was standing. with ono arm around his wife, who, with her head upon j his shoulder, was now sobbing and from-j („s neck. Jle reeled several times round. Wing violently, the excitement which had ; and then started tin the street m full sustained her liomg over. J lis other hand ' tli last, with a crash one of them gave way.— Tho farmer stopped, leveled his rifle, and pulled the trigger. The sound of a heavy body wtts heard falling against thc door, and theu \.Arose a veil, As nil the fiends from Heaven that fell, llad penl'it thc banner cry of Hell! \ After this all was still. \The villains have j high over him got enough for the present,\ said Harding, j as he coolly reloaded his piece. • His words proved true, for during full five 1 minutes nothing was heard of the Indians. I Tho silence of that suspense was death-like. 1 There was no opening except that of thc shattered panel, through which to recon­ noitre the enemy, and here 110 signs of the foo wero visible; so thc little group stood motionless and waiting, almost breathless with anxiety. Harding was by the door, tho minister beside him ; the mother .stood apart, trying to quiet the child, who had been frightened by the firing. Suddenly she shrieked, and Harding, turn­ ing round saw a dark nig, nnd dodged the blow. Tho steel graz­ ed his hair and sunk into u log . behind, where it stuck, its handle quivering violently. At that whoop, accompanied by the on­ set, the Indians appeared to cast oil' the awe in which the prowess of a single man had enchained them, and remembering their numbers, made a third onset on Harding, not this time only with hatchets and knives, but. with firearms. Wounded, hard-pressed, and weak from loss of blood, Harding could be seen for some minutes longer, by his agonized wife, fighting with superhuman vigor and despe­ ration. Her very breath hung suspended,' as the conflict nrogressed. 2\ow sho hoped; • or she saw his ntll form soaring pre-eini-. licnt; now she despaired, for he was dashed Ion 11 by the tide of foes surging fierce and. But again ho re-appeared ; he had only sunk to his knee, and now he 1 raged again the master spirit of tho fight. \ At last his proud front was bowed onco more. There was a terrible crash of cross-1 iug weapons, a violent convulsion in the I crowd of assailants, who felj back, but instantly advanced again. Then followed a breathless silence, succeeded by a simulta.-, neons yell of tho savages. She knew that all was over. She had been held motionless by the spectacle of that terrific struggle—motion­ less as if paralyzed by axe. He was smiling at his infant, whose I he wtts littlo round face was upturned, half in alarm, half in recognition, htdiis disordered coun­ tenance. Suddenly, the leader of thc party which had come so opportunely to his aid, advanced. \ God bless you, sir,' you haye saved me, and tho«e who are dearer to me than myself,\ said Harding. \ I must ask your name,so tha,t we can pray for you, find bless you, night ami morning.\ \A tear lose in the stranger's eye. \\My name,\ said he modestly, but with a quiet dignity that foreshadowed tho future greatness of the name, \is Washington.'\ \ Col. Washington '. Then Braddock has been defeated, and I understand all.\ \ Yes; and we tire, as you suppose, re­ treating, and yot: had better join us. We must be oil\ at onco :'\ is not sale for jou or us to remain here.\ f j \You arc right. We follow you, /ho sa­ vior of 011r.se/vtx and country}? Harding enthusiastically!'' Was it a prophecy which thus the future i • • Crcan's. I felt as though a spell was upon i the blue, cloud-capped hills ; while, at their T --- >' • • •* 'base, the silver stream winds gracefully, sparkling in the glad sunlight. Now tho fragrant branches stir with feathered life: and one clear, thrilling carol lifts the finger from the dumb Up of Nature, heralding a full orchestra of untaught choristers, which plunio their wings, and soaring, seem to say, J 'raise Jliin! praise Ilim! , , Obedient to the sweet summons, tho .sil­ ver haired old man and rosy child, along grassy, winding paths, hie to tho littlo vil­ lage church. On the genlle maiden's kind­ ly arm leans the bending form of \four score years nnd ten,\ gazing, with dimmed but grateful eye, on leafy stem, and burst­ ing bud, and full-blown flower; or, listen­ ing to tho wind dallying with the tall tree- tops, or kissing the fields of golden grain, which wave their graceful recognition, as it sweeps by A r. its fragrant path. And now, slowly the Sabbath sun sinks beneath the western hills in gold nnd pur­ ple glory. Gently the dew of peace de­ scends on closed eyes nnd flowers; while holy stars creep softly out, to keep their tireless watch o'er happy hearts and Sab­ bath-loving homes.— fanny fern. me, but I was soon aroused by hearing them shrieking over the fence for mo to iiunp out of the window. I made a spring ami was soon in Mrs. Crogan's yard. In a few min­ utes all was silont, and wo thought the man had got him out of the house. Wo now ventured to go. hm»«, tWnitui mid dog was 0 »,,c, iiut every door was standing wide open. Ada then, screamed down stairs that tho dog .was under the bed in the long bed-room. Wo wero now worso oil' than over. Whatwti to be dono ? We were nlone—no one to • defend us. I was half frantic. I rushed out of tho front door and just succeeded in hailing three men as they were turning the corner. They wore more than an hour in getting .him out. Finally, they had to choke him, and tho' he could scarce-make any noise, his strength was enormous . He tried hard to bite them ; they threw him down with the rope around k. He reeled ' a \••••< ••\>« \s- 1 .HI t, , \-e neop'e flew in all directions; but they fixed the defender, but that he saw it com- d, ; o l l I ,e ' 1 \ l '» s s \-'« holding tho terrible | succeeded in killing linn. When I heard dead, 1 iVlt as th >i !gh 1 could breathe iThe dog belonged to Mr. llall; ho said ho would not have taken fifty dol­ lars for him, ho was^ueh a valuable dog.' • After all was over, I went up in tho room where he had been, but of ajl,.ihc sights I ever beheld,, it was the most revolting. Tho sides of the wall, the bed-clothes .and the floor was smeared with blood and froth, the bedstead was in pieces lung upon thc floor, find the matlrass had been trampled upon until it was almost ruined. You may think what, a nice piece of work it was to clean up ; but, oil. John, that ,was nothing when I think of what would have been the hor­ ror i f \he had bitten us. answered foretold Tun TOOK DnuxKAttn.—\Oh! I have sometimes looked at a bright, beautiful boy, ny flesh has crept within iiio at tlie and LAST!—\ Don't get thought, that there was a liitre po«*ibiiity ho might become n drunkard. 1 once was playing with a beautiful boy in tho city of -Norwich; Conn.; I was carrying him to' and fro on my back, both of m enjoying our­ selves exceedingly; for T loved him, and I THE CLKIIK'S WIFB.—A merchant's clerk; of the Rue liautevillc, reeentlymarried.— His master had a niece, of Spanish birth, an orphan. Sho is not pretty, though very sensible and well informed. At the balls last winter, littlo'or no attention 'was paid to her; indeed she seemed to attend them rnthor as a whim than from inclination or amusement, as she seldom or ever danced. But if she did not danco, she noticed much and listcnod to more. The clerk soon' ob­ served that tho lady was only invited to dance when no other partner could be ; ob­ tained. She herself had already uoticcd the same fact. Being a gallant man, ho acted accordingly. The incidents' that led to tho denouement may bo easily divined. In six weeks after his first danco with tho fair Spaniard, he obtained her permission to nsk her uncle for her hand in marriage-^. He, astonished, gave his dork's proposal' .1 very cool reception, and then had a long \nterview with his niece. Finally, how- ->KfC • form emerging from the chimney. In another instant, a second savage, doscrnding from the roof in the same way, dashed into the. room. Though paralyzcdfor a moment, Harding fired almost immediately, and one of tho savages fell, but the other sprang on him, and a third, dropping noiselessly into the room, engaged tho minister in combat, while a fourth, ap­ pearing in the samo way, hastened to unbar the door. The room was now filled with the terriblo war-whoop, which was replied to from the outside, and in an instant, the door, yielding to tho combined efforts without and\ within, the apartment was filled with thc, savage warriors. \ ' •' ' ' ' In that moment, true to a mother's in­ stinct, Mrs. Harding thought only of her babe.' Even before the tlbor gave way, sho had retreated into a corner, behind, a bed, where she stood partially screened from sight. Prcsssing her infant to her\ \bosom and engaged in hushing its cries, sho saw, for Bomo' seconds, nothing .f tho terrible conflict going on so' nigh 1 Ay ! it was terriblo! - -The minister weak and .unused to personal strife, was soon flung i bleeding and stunned upon the floor, whon spell. 1 ad thought o neither child . got inside the rear, dear, for we can sec thc' the pure morn n~ wind kiwcdlih narched nor husband definitely. Only a vague sense ! corpse jist as well here, and all their rovo-\:-- ' ------- \ P^cnea of horror had possessed her,—a breathless t suspense her child. But now she again remembered To save it was her \.instinctive impulse. The savages wero tumbled pell-mell, on top of their victim* who, though prostrate, still appeared to struggle desperately. The door stood open, and uo.onc interposed be-; tweeu her and flight, for all were occupied, cither as participators, or spectators of tho combat. She dashed lutions.\ \Are ] lips and passed away poisoned ; the very youawane,\ said Old Ro-j swine in tho fields looked more noble than - V ! r° 0 .,. 1\, h ? r ?, ,,,nt ..tlicro is j ho, forthey wero fulfilling the purposes of their being. As I looked upon the poor, not one of the original members of that company left in it?\ and ho looked in her face just ns grave as' tho Granary burying ground. \ You don't say so!\ said she, as­ tonished at tho information, knowing that the company was only a mcro infant, in its two hundred and seventeenth year; ' lie as­ sured her it was a fact, with a tremendous toward the opening. I wink at an ex-alderman who stood near.— But she had miscalculated her foe.— \ Well,\ continued she, with a half pauso Noiseless as was her step, it arrested the ear ' at the well, as if she wero drinking in sonic- of ono of thc savages, who, turning quickly,! thing, \It is a serious thing to amuso upon seized her just as she reached the door, and | the past—but what upon earth are they do snatching tho infant from her arms, as if ho j ing now ?\ sho asked, as tho old officer! divined in what way to torture her most, he brandished his tomahawk above its littlo head to strike. All her preceding sufferings had been nothing to those tho mother experienced at that moment. Iler babe, her first-born, her only one— murdered 1—and before hor eyes —even while its little arms were stretched out to hor 1 She fell on her knees at tho'feet of that ng now r siio asked, as tho old officers proceeded to deliver up their commissions nud tho new ones proceeded to tako theirs. She was informed of thc fact. \ Well,\ said she, \ I don't see what they want to mako such a fuss about resigning for, for I guess everybody elso \will be resigned about it But what handsome men they are, and what pretty jesters they mako. I daro say they are speaking on Bunker Hill, and them things that sogers are always thinking savage—sho clasped his hand 1' | about. Y\ou'd bettor deaf a body, and done Oh! sparohiml\ was alt sho could with it 1\ cried she, as tlie cannon gave an articulate, tor with those words, her tongue, I honorary peal.— Boston Post. lcgraded'man, and then looked upon that child, with his bright brow, his beautiful blue oyes, his rosy chooks, his pearly tooth and ruby lips—tho perfect picture of life, peace and innocence; ns I looked upon the man; and then upon the child, and felt' his little hand convulsively twitching in mine, and saw his little lips grow white, and his eye dim gazing upon the poor drunkard ; then did 1 pray to God to give me an ever­ lastingly increasing capacity to hale with a burning hatred any instrumentality that could make such a tiling of a being onco as fair as that child !— John B. Govgh. A JOLLY Jack Tar having strayed into a show at a fair, to have a look at tho wild beast*, was much struck with tho sight of a lion and tiger in thc same den. \ Why, Jack,\ said ho to a messmate, who was chewing a quid in silent amaze­ ment, \ I shouldn't wonder if they wero next year to carry about a sailor and ma­ rine living peaceably together! \Ay said his married companion \or a man and wife-!\ , - _ Jt ...... think ho loved me. During our play, I said I ever, all wasarranged, and tho lovers were to him, \Harry will you go down with me j married on a Tuesday. Tho Thursday af- \ \ ' ter, at breakfast, Adeline said to lier hus­ band, who exhibited considerable chagrin at being compelled to return to tho duties', of his ollicc thus early in the hpney-mooh— \ Very well—don 't go there,—go thoro no more!\' \ My love, it is very easy to say so, bntr-\ \ Easy to say, and easy to do—both., I' have a million nnd a half. Nobody knows it but my uncle. I always made a point of forgottiug it myself, because I wished to- choose a really disinterested husband.—- There need be ho more office work for you, if you do not wish it. Yet still, my advtcc is, husband, that you neglect nothing.\' MILWAUKEE will soon have Six Railways branching from it: —The Lake Shoro Rail-' way, southward to Chicago (85 miles); tho MilwHiikeonnd Mississippi,through Southern Wisconsin to Dubuque; the Milwaukee and • Watertown Road (45 miles) to Rock river; the Milwaukee and La Crosse, and tho Mil­ waukee and Berlin, and Milwaukee, Fond du Lac and Oshkdsh to the Mississippi, Lako Superior and Lnko\Winnebngo. 'At present, i' hw but a single Railway in ope­ ration. \ \\'' Two men wero conversing about the ill • humor of their wives. • • > \Ah said onOj -with a sorrowful expres­ sion, \mine is a Tartar,\ : • :• \ Well,\ replied the other, mine is worse :i than that-^-mino is the cream of Tartar.\ \BETAKE!\ said tho pottor to the clay and it became icare.

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