Mauston Star, June 17, 1857

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Mauston Star, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1857, Mauston, Wisconsin F -A "D 1A it. WESTWARD THE "STAH" OF PROMISE, LEADS THE WAY! 1. MAUSTON WISCONSIN, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1857. M A USTON STAR! Y; WEDNESDAY I WISCONSIN, of Subscription and Advertising, copy one mont Otherwise. _- -MO "When deliyered by tho-camer; 25 .cts.. will !je added. One col'm per year I Business Curds j Half, ['Oiic' square (12 I lines one insertion 50 Eight, I Each subsequent cto 25 BUSINESS CARDS .A. A. GIBES, S clary-Public, and Conveyancer of needs', I. ALSBACHER. Saddle Harness maker, near the Pariah .Hotel, Mauston, May 13, 1857. M. M. MAUGIIS. Lumlj'r Manufacturer, at Mnuglis Mill's. All kinds of Phxe Lumber, conc'tantly on hand at the lowest market, price. Mauston, May 13, M. j Notary Pubiie, Conveyancer and Eejristrur of] Deeds, at New.. Lisbon, Juncau Co., Wis. Al- to Agent, for -.the sale of Farming. Lands Im- proved and unimproved. ii. CROswEur, co., General Land Agento.'at Rerrieti-ir of Deeds Office, New Lisbon, Jur.cau Co., Wia. PARISH HOUSE] Zi. PARISH, Proprietor, upper.Village Mauston. Jur.eau Co., CREEK HOIJSliT By Q. J. ADAMS; New'Port, Wis. Stages leave this house daily for La Crosse, Portage City, Bamboo and Madison. G. Iff. RICHMOND, Dealer in Groceries, "VVinca, Liquors, Oys- ters and Sardines, Corner of Witt and Canal Streets, Portage, Wit-. SINCLAIR fc GUXXISOX, (sVCCZBSCJti TO TOUNG AND SINTLAIn.) Wholesale Grocers..and' dealers in Glass- ware, Putty, etc, also agents for Knap Carters hot .pressed Iron Nuts. No. 40. East Water Street Milwaukee, Wis. WILLIAM-'JT. BRIGHT, Att-xnev at Law> General Land Agent, Xew Lisbon, Jixneau County. BALFOUR SHAKP, Carpenter and Joiners, MaustoTv Wis. .There's iiotliing-liko-WLsboxaiu, So fair on every Her woods and >vlnte oak openings, Her prairies, spreading wide, .Her island groves, her shining rills, i'.lie blossoms on her sunny hills Ah, there's nothing like Wisconsin, Our wild home. Thuru's .nothing like AYjseonfi.ii, In "Winter or in. Spring. When the bright greeu-decks the poplar trues. And all the glad birds sing Or when, suns haste through the skies', And snow upon .the prairie lies Ah. there's nothing like Wisconsin, Our wild Wisconsin homci You'll not find brighter sunimers In any southern land, When i'muuTL rustling In the prairie bland Whuii berries glisten in each glade, Or ripen in the forest, shade Ah, there's nothing like Wisconsin. Our wild Wisconsin home. There's nothing like Wisconsin In the Indian simuner When the distant hills are fairly seen Through blue and smoky liaze When the hunters through the forest rnam, And wild birds seek a southern hoiv.e Ah. there's nothing li-ke AViseonsin, Our wild AViseonsin home. renewed vigor, whilst the wolves made a stop to gather round the dead body of their companion. "It will not last long." murmured C- Rosko to himself. know them; j they will soon be close behind us again; sight, and through the blood I beheld the praying Axinia. the hungry wolves through which a puff of wind parted the cloud of smoke which wont up 'and the wide waste of show. Then from our fire, the star-lit heavens .one of the creatures got nearer to our I looked brightly down upon us. A gave a fearful spring to clear fresh column of smoke was just about' its my hunting-knife caught their perseverance will put the best-j it in the flank as it sprang, and it fell horses to shame." j dead before it reached us. Axinia had I I now had an opportunity of seeing j sank in terror by the side of the lady's i how great was AxiniaV strength of maid, who had long since been cower- I mind. She sank on her knees in .the j bottom of the sleigh, and beside her I lady's maid, but the latter was not ea- pable of collecting her thoughts to pray j and she gave way to continual lamen- tations, and to repeated denunciations of the journey itself. By this time I reloaded my rifle, and it lay against my shoulder in a state of rea- diness, whilst the. horses were doing their best to escape from our pursuers. Then the rushing, snuffing, and pan- king, drew near again: the dark mass came on with wonderful speed, and I soon perceived that a few of the crea- tures had outrun the others, and were approaching with their jaws extended A WOLF .VTCRY. ing in the bottom of the sleigh "Well cried Eosko to me, with all the spirit of a 'young man. "Spare your powder, and use your knife! I can the hut now. Hold out a little longer, and then we shall be secure." Then the blood veil fell from before my eyes, and it became again light with me and around. Ros- ko flogged the horses unmercifully, and once more the faithful beasts made incredible exertions; it seemed as if they felt that this was the last piece of service they should ever render their masters, and were therefore willing to to whirl upwards, when the lady's-maid uttered a loud shriek, and pointing I had placed my whole confidence on the return of day; I imagined that we were safe at home the castle of my father; but. now --all my hopes were destroyed; now, for the first time, our destruction appeared to me to be certain and again all the with her finger to the roof, fell sense-j horrors of despair took possession of less to the ground. A fearful sight- was before us. Four wolves' heads, with bloody jaws, and their tongues hanging out, sji owing their white rows of savage teeth, were ranged around the edge of the opening, and looking down, with glowing eyes, into tho flames beneath. Seen through the smoke as we saw them, they looked like demons. At this unexpected sight, only Rosko retained his presence of mind. He threw a fagot into the fire, saying: have nothing to fear from these four it dazzles them, and they will not bo able to see us." 'But suddenly there came a loud crash in the weak rafters of thc roof; three of put forth their last strength. tlle monsters toappcarod, but the roof meantime, I had put the pistol in my j f Te Wa-v Ullller the fourth- and FROM THE GERMAN OF GEORGE DARIXO. It was a sad journey we had towards us. A second ball struck the oroaat and upright, with down tllc cabin- wllilst most daring to the ground. I hoped the gurist0ck held up in my hand rea- I ture enfloavorotl vain to cling to the rafters> wlncl] kept breaking around it, to! make. A few days before it had thawed, and then again had frozen! by this again to gain time; I hoped j ay to strike. Whether it was that that, favored by the frequent stoppages of the beasts over their dead comrades. might be able to gain the outside n JBut now vain 1 of thc forest, and porhdnsV.'me human hard; now the SIIOVY- fell in thick flakes n ,J and thc weal her w My anxiety about my father left me i remain near as long with their dead i 1mt in i no rest, and Axinia loused to bo at; a S1'onii> UUT; ln om situation, i ,-as piercing cold -Uut nmv ATOrc was that we began to leave the savage ilf, m calculations! This time they did not j monsters a little behind, and we gained _ this threatening attitude made an im- pression on our pursuers, or whether the accelerated speed of our horses was the cause, I know not: but so it was that we began to leave the .savage home beside the sick bed. We deter- j mined to travel the night through; and we were better enabled to do this, as, j companion as at first. I had scarcely time to reload, before thev were after toward it having ceased us again 1 "It's of no whispered Rosko i i to me. '-The horses can't last much F. Attorney and Counselor at Law Masiston, Juneau Co., Wis. Also General Land Agent and Con- veyancer. Deeds, Land Contracts etc., always OP. hand and filled out at short notice. snow; we expected a moonlight night, iongcr) thon wc are ]oslp. and our driver, E.C sko. was well ac- I quainted with the road, j "What is the matter. wliis- pered I so gently to him that it was DUDLEY L Co., Vvte. MAVSTOK ISOVSE. LE, Proprietor; Mauston. Junoau impossible for Axiuia to catch wliat I i said. And it is true that by this time! there was a viable dec reasc in the strength uf our horses: their breathinn1! C became an anxious gasping, and their ble advantage over them. I looked around me. There stood the hut; the door was open, and Rosko gave a cry of joy. as with a powerful hand he drew up the horses, and then sprang from his scat saying: "We are here i ickly out and into the hat; there's not a moment to be But al- ready had Axi; wonderful cner- j gv. sprang out of the slcio-h and They did their best, TV" c You seem to be alarmed, as if fm. that the "k'----1 2e 1Utj licr> e unsteady. into It was very evident that it must soon fu'l into thc flames beneath. me. I did not dare go near Axinia, lest she should guess, from the dis- turbed state I was in, what was. the truth as to our fate. I wished it to be kept from her as long as possible, that she might continue to enjoy the feel- ing that she was safe until the danger was really near. The hours pas'scd anxiously and painfully by. Axinia had fallen asleep, and lay reposing like- an angel of a child who knows nothing of the dangers which surrounds it. The lady's-maid, too, exhausted by her apprehensions and exertions, had fallen into a kind of disturbed slumber or stupor, from which she every now and then awoke in a fright, raised herself up and star- ed vacantly at the hole in the roof, and then sank down again, seemingly inscnsible. I looked at Axinia, and as I saw her smile in her sleep, I felt oppressed within me, as if a heavy load lay on my .breast, from which I could "Away from the cried old inot Set frce- In the meantime old Rosko to the two females, who, terri- j Kusko silently went on keeping the fled, fled into a corner. Then he j m'c> anfl appeared to be thinking se- turned to me and said Now shoot! Send a pistol-ball into the fellow's body. Take good sure i" He seized the gun himself, and stood by with it ready to strike a blow with the stock. We heard the creature groaning with fear. It was of unusual riously about onr position, althotigl: he did not communicate his thoughts to us. He was right in what he had said about the wolves; not one of them appeared, again during the night at the opening in the roof; hut their scraping and pushing against the door, and fearful size. I obeyed meehani- tu'jn' low growings and their running cally the command of the old servant, I backwards and forwards around the I took a true aim, fired, and at the jllut. continued the whole time. same instant the animal fell into the j It is not surprising that even at this burning pile of wood beneath, from i length of time, I should remember ac- j which flow on all sides fire-brands, j curately every particular of what we FEENCII BIIO'S Co., Wholesale dealers in foreign and domestic Dry U'2, East Wu- monien t, and terStreet, Milwaukee. -_______ i in the sa-.T? 1-iw tour wolves are upon our STEIN Baltimore CiotMug House. No., 140. East "Water St., Mi'iTrir.ikee" per ceiit. Cheaper th; tern Merchants. municated itself to you." The old considered for a then answered mo fear the the cold at their heels, and' track. iusc. >o., 140. Last Water n jaredeterniirfd to sell 25 j has driVOil tlii-lll out 01 the WOOl'ls, and tlll1gcr nlllkes them follow us, ami if the speed of tho horses doe.s not save LE FEVKE GK1CEXE, 1 -j Wholesale nad-rcini! dealers in For-.-ign and Do- j US, WC (ire lost.' Hartbrare Agricultural j So-Sl Water Street, opijosito j leather Co. Milwaukee, iFis. __ i I. "They are coming they are com- Rosko saw and heard plainer than .0' doaic-rs in Foryign_ and j 'ing-" whispered he suddenly. D01vt the rushinrr arid rtaatly on hand, Bugs Cotton Yarn, Wadding, Batting, Men's '.Vool Wool Yarn, ana Buck Gloves. GOT a n-i low prices an HANSEX, WESTEKMAXX Co., of all kim Cigars, Yankee X panting They look like a dark sha- dow as they come up out of tho valley. It is a pack of more than a hundred." I now saw what Eosko's quick sight had already scon. With a strange enormous black mass passed so Foreign nnci callle nearer and nearer; it i otuiit; ijcui ur uu'.i uijicu ui 4t Fancy Goods and also. Hosiery i 1 and Embroideries, Musical Cutlery ouickly Over the SDOW that one f'OT No 13S, East-Water Street, (up stairs) A Milwaukee "Wisconsin. not exactly distinguish the mauncr G. J. Hanson; Gertsborg J. Kcun. II. Westermaan, of its motion, and it became evident that would very soon overtake our horses, the strength of which wr.F to MARTIN, HART WELL HEWITT. Produce and Commission Merchants dealers Groceries and Provisions, Elonr. Gniin. Pork. Fish, Salt, Water Lime. Plaster, also' Dried i glve way. Awful horrible SoniKIS Fruit, Cheese, lard and Hams, at the Red Ware- i i ii jai T house, foot of East Water St.. Lib- j bloke through tne Stl-llllCSS of tho IDght. eral advances made on Cons-gnmentg. They seemed to be Sent forth from the depths of the chest, and resembled sometimes a grunting noise, and some- i times a painful, hollow, but yet partly agony. Ax- EMPIRE SAOLOOW, Mnustcn V.'is. Mnnunoth block tip stairs, Mnustcn I. J. V03------- LfflD FOR SALE! 240SS.._._ taC.andM.K. R. repressed yells of one "ffl destroyers that only speed cruilrl sa-ve us: but i J J cfl the gun out 01 their powers were becoming more and 1 j ed out again. I looked after him in- more exliaftstcil. (Jitcn had one or the I T astonisliment I saw tliat cither of thoiii on us Knees, and were coming up in enormous numbe's burning coals, and sparks. I started i i As I was going in, the old man snatch- from tlle fiames but there lay aud i-ush- i our enoniy bleeding, and rolling itself tho fire-brands, howling hor- i ribly and pitcbusly with pain. Eosko kept his place courageously: and after then suffered the dangers of that mo- ment were such as would make an im- pression upon a whole lifetime, however long it might be. Before Eosko told me what we had most to dread. I had longed for daylight to return but then sprang up again with a desperate and j kncw up having raised the stock of the gun now I could have wished that the night effort. e were, indeed, in a fearful! i i iu a minute situation; L trembled lor Axiniit's lue U i him to corne back, but ln.s for my own. Mv balls brought lioivv blnw J c already done: with two cuts of thc two. I called after woric was i2 t down again there a few more nf my but I L j whip he had set the horfcs off that no longer disturucu them in their run i i -i into a full and hnd cot liack chase. Incv were now close behind i again just -as two of the savage beasts us, their hcavv breatinrio- was more _ heard could see their sa- fiery eyes. And what a multi- was there fif tliom! My last 1 made a spring towards tiie hut. With j two blows of the butt-end of the n-nr, i lie struck them both down, and then charge was exhausted, and I now no.-- J. i ii fessed no means of defence against an was by my side again; and just as the i j once or twice over his head, and bring- eacli time with a lay the boast dead before us, its limbs stretched out stiff from its body amongst the burning wood, which, being all wetted with its blood, gave forth a smothering steam. -Eosko, who always had his wits about him. pulled it out of the fire and drag- i ed it into the furthest corner, where j foremost of the pack readied the hut, T c f 1 I would have pressed in, we push- attack of the iunous animals, except i J i cd to the strong oaken door, and bol- my two pistols, whk-li had not yet been fired off. my hunting knife, and the butt-end of my rifle. This Eosko had remarked. 'There is still one hope loft." said "I remember to have seen he. ted it with the iron bolt, which provi- dentially, we found still there. Poor Alexander I all is over now with him Thc young beast was full of courage and fire, and no doubt fought his blood-thirsty oriomics bravc- our way here an uninhabited hunter's j i L T, t i f j- TJ iy with his hoofs but he was obliged hut, winch cannot now be far off. If I J i to give wav the numbers we can succeed in reaching it, we are i j, f great safe for the present: if not the wolves i he, "that drcadiul cry announced to- will tear us to pieces, and relieve their were too Jies. sir.' continued fierce hunger with our flesh. If it us tho death of your favorite horse. I conies to that, sir." continued he, with have h.cord this tone, which pierces to the very soul, on tho field of battle. Said land is iratcred" by a COtlld ai'OUSC her from the. thoughts of i living stream of soft water and has a sufficiency of j c lul-Sb wood and "ood hay marsh. It is one of the 'first home which engaged her SO deeply, and best solo: in the far famed La Crosse vid- ley. A rare chance for a first rate farmer is offer- ed. Terms easy; Also 1GO acres of TIMBER I, A ST D Described as south quarter of Sec. 24, Tovrn a trembling voice, have. still the loaded pistols, then b.c com- It is peculiar to strong I was not able, however, to leave her in that happy of thc clanger which threatened us. I could is, Range 1, west, A good spaa of horses will be already distinguish the orouns taken for nart pay. _. J taken for part pay. Mauston, May la M. M. Mauglis, Manufacturer of al! kincla uf 1 N E L_LJMB C. v. WAlUtKN. oT the eager monsters; already several had burst forward, of the mass, and were within gunshot of our sleigh. I HAS now on hand a large arnnunt of the vari- ous qualities, Trliich he proposes to sell at wholesale, or retail; to' feet of inch boards, of Flooring. of Fence; Bonrds, of J'iiisf, and Scantling. of Siding, of clear'.stuff, Pickets, Laths. Maustoa, June 10, 1357, raised my gun, cooked it, and aimed at the foremost of the creatures. "Stoop cried I to Axinia, up as if frightened She looked at me in- quiringly, but it was evident from my aetions that this was no time for ques- who had started out of a dream. tions. GREAT WESTERN ONE HORSE e, and give your sister a speedy death, that .she may not- die by inches under the teeth of the I stared in speechless silence at the old man: a tear.came down his check: without speaking he looked at me and nodded his head, as if, by that means to add force to what he had said. Never shall T forget flint moment a shudder ran through my veins; I looked into the innocent face of my sister -I turned my eyes in desperation towards Heaven; it scorned to me that deli- verance ought to conic and must come from above; that pure and pious being who forgot all her earthly dangers, in her resignation to the will of the Al- Sho instantly bent down her head. mighty. Then thc pan ting and trauvp- and shoulders; my gun wont off, and ling came closer to us, and I saw the foremost and the Ian ills fell to thc earth. jest of the an- My shot had ESTABLISHMENT THE-undersjghed.takes this method of intbr- i waked the lady's maid, and she began miri" the .'people of this vicinitv, that: he keeps I i State Street. to fecl'Cam, tJlllljiing WO were attacked manufacture-, to order, every description "jfARNJSSSES, SADDLES, BRIDLES, 'MARTINGALES, IfALTE-RS: all 'articles belojiging to .the trade, which he win sell as Jhey can be .had aimvhere in Repairirij; done on short notice, with neatness And dispatch. by a band of robbers. "It's only the said Rosko, with astonishing coolness. "We are rid of one; but a'hundred will be our. until': He said no more, for lie did not wish thc females to hear the worst.. In the June 10. 1857.- 1 ISAAC ALSBACHER time, the horses, startled by the report of the gun. darted.forward with young horses. which port 'hardly with their life, .and struggle with death to the last mo- ment. I will lay any wager it went easier with Cynthia she was weaker than Alexander, and older too. Btit this much is certain the poor animals have become a prey to the wolves, who are at this moment engaged in devouring them, and therefore leave us in peace. At this moment there are but few of them about the hut the great mass are engaged in their horrid meal. They will return, how- ever, more ravenously hungry, and more blood-thirsty than ever, for this slight repast is sufficient only to stimu- late their insatiable appetites." The old man had spoken truly. We sat still, and as if waiting, around the that the foremost of tho creatures had reached us, and that they seemed to be smelling our carriage, as if they wished first to see of what the freight consisted, before they made the attack. With my left hand I seized the ready cocked pistol, and with a searching glance I looked at the head of my sis- ter, in order, to select that part where death would reach her the safest and quickest. My right hand had mechan- ically drawn my hunting knife; a veil of blood appeared tn be drawn over my he left it lying, saying at the same time that he hoped it would be the only visit of thc kind we should have during the night. "But the day, the day." added ho, in a low tone of voice, "will bring us more of such customers than shall be able to master." These words readied my ears only. Axinia and the Frenchwoman looked anxiously at the roof, to see whether any fresh danger thveatcned us. I dvcw near to the old man, and led him away from Axinia towards tho dead wolf, as if i wished to examine it, and then I asked him, in an umler-voice, what were the fears he entertained for the day, as I had been in hopes that when morning came, the wolves would forsake our place of refuge, and be- take themselves to the depths of the forest. "And even if that were to be the said he gloomily, "of what use would it be to us The horses are dead, and how is a weak, tender fe- male, like Mademoiselle Axinia, to reach thc outside of this forest on foot? In the midst of our endeavor night would overtake us again, and the wolves know well where to find us. But any hope of thc kind is vain. When the wolves have assembled in such an enormous mass as they have done here, they are not afraid of day- light. So long as our stock of wood holds out, our fire will protect us from fire, and a few moments only had any attack from above indeed, I do passed when we again heard thc feet j not think another of the monsters will and the panting of the wolves close be bold enough to try the roof again outside; then they came on bursting i to-night; but by daylight thc flames against the door and the window shut- ters then the growling became loud- er, and we could find that, with newly excited rage, they were trying to climb up.the door-posts and the mud walls in order to get upon the roof. We were in the most ansious sus- do not make so powerful an impression upon them. We must summon all our. courage and all our strength for what may happen, and prepare to defend the women and our lives to'the last moment. But it will be of no of no added he. in a tone grow- would he without end. But how sense- less was such a wish, for what should we have gained by it? Instead of be- ing torn to pieces by the wolves, we should have suffered thc lingering sounded through and the tramp- ing of horses' hoofs came fast us. My sister'And, -her maid started .up we hearcj our enemies scrambling down from the .roof; we heard howling of the' scattered in distance, and we cried llosko and looked through split in the door, and said: f "There is a wolt-hunt j the have fled, and thc hunters are just breaking out of the wood." He threw the door wide open, and we went out into the space before the hut; freedom was: again ours, and had the joy to see at the head of .troop of horsemen- who had rescued us, the friend whose house we had loft when we started on our journey. How is it possible to describe the delight of our meeting, or our thankfulness! A HothtrV Ktgie. The following touching and illustration of the power of ideaa WM given by Wendell Phillips the other daj. in a public speech at New York. Tht eloquence of Phillipg is surpassed by v: "I was told one day a story touch- ing in reference to you. must let metelUt, It is. a temperance caga. but it will illustrate this just well. It is the story of a mother, on the green hills of Vermont, holding by thc right a son, sixteen years old, mad with love of thc sen. And, as stood by the garden gate, on thc green hillside of Vermont, one sunny morn- ing, she said: tell mo- tor saw the ocean, that great temptation of the seaman's lifo is drink. Promise me.bcfore yon quit your mother's hand, that you will nev- er drink.' And, said he told me the gave her thc promise, and I went he .broad globe over__Cal- cutta, the Mediterranean, San Fran- cisco, "the Cape of Good Hope, the north pole and saw them all in forty years, and' Fncver saw a glasi filled with liquor that my mother's form by the garden gate did not befoi-CMne; and to-day at sixty, my are innocent of liquor. Was not that sweet evidence of power of a single word! Yet that not half. For, said he, yesterday fliere came into my counting-room death of starvation, or at least" have man fort-y' and askei me you know OJo.' 'I was once brought drunk into your presence on shipboard; you were a pass- enger; tho captain kicked me aside; you took me to your berth and kept me there until I had the intoxi- cation; you then asked me if I had a mother; I said I never knew a word from her lips; you told of youra at garden gate, and to-day, I am the mas- ter of one of the finest packets in New Fork, and I come to ask you to call and sec me.' How far that little can- dle throws its beams' That word on the green of hillside Ver- mont! Oh, God be thanked for al- mighty power of a single A IVIND-HBAKTED pey, are you willing to be damned if it should be the Lord's inquired a pious friend. 0, yes, massa, and more too; I am willing you be too, replied Pompey.' JJgfHow many wives would do well to emulate the virtue of the Shaw- nee Indian woman, who was met by a man who asked her to "look on him. My said she, is ever be- fore my eyes, and hinders me from you or any one else.' been frozen to death I now felt without hope and perfectly desolate. The stars became paler, thc twilight appeared above us, the flames of the fire became less bright, and thc day broke. Axinia slept on; the frightful howling of the wolves, the increased energy which was evident in their movements around our place of re- fuge, did not wake her.; but, at one time, I saw that her lips moved, and that she was speaking, and I drew nearer to hear what she said. "Fear nothing, Cassimhv' said she, softly, as if in a sweet dream; "God is watching over us; a deliverer is I cannot describe the effect which these words had on me, and how they instantly filled me again with hope and faith. I suddenly felt myself influ- enced by a supernatural power. I felt quite culm with regard to my fu- ture danger, and, seizing the hand of the astonished Eosko, I exclaimed in a cheering tone "Courage, faithful Rosko! We are too good to serve as food for the wolvos; a deliverer is near." And he tens near. He appeared in the time of our greatest need, when the fire, n.ow grown pale under the light of day, no longer alarmed our hungry pursu- ers, who now clambered upon the roof in such numbers that it threatened every moment to fall in upon us; and, as we looked up, we beheld twenty pair of savage jaws, wide open, thirst- ing for onr blood and longing- eagerly to devour us Axinia had not yet awaked: she slept as soundly as if convinced that the angel of God was watching over her. My whole being appeared now to have resolved itself into faith in our deliverance. I looked no longer at the savage, growling forms above I looked into the pure and-innocent face of my sister. She moved slightly, and then slib awoke, saying: He are At that moment we heard the report pense. Our' eyes were fixed on the j ing fainter and fainter, "of no use at j of fifty shots in the forest: a loud opening in the roof just above us, all hailoo ancl the barking of clogs re- Harry, did you ask. Hioki for that did he Nothing; he just kicked ma. inta the road. Thatrs all he said.' Ugf Why didn't you catch that coon when you got so near him in the tree, 'Case, massa, one of'us" fell thump on the ground, and wten-1 looked round I found1'twas dia nigger hisself.' 'An old negro; crossing .the river frbiti a dancing frolic, lost oars and' came near swamping. la he went down bri his' knees and exclaimed': ''O, massa L'ord, 'if gwine to help ;