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   Independent American and General Advertiser (Newspaper) - April 16, 1847, Platteville, Wisconsin                               INDEPENDENT AND GENERA! ADVERTISEB. iff t THE WORLD'S MY FILIHGRT, wi.icu WITH 3rtr CRACKERS I witfc J. L. MARSH. PLATTEV ELLE,   v i, T. :nul county, I. T I POETRY. SUNLIGHT AND SHADOW. BY MRS. E.MEI.IMB B. BHITH. I Btood beside a rippling atream, One clmngefiil A >ril day, And watch'd the FI n't capricious beam Upon the waters play Like some glad spirit of delight It spurted here there, Making each tiny wavelet bright that incnarchs wear. OF THE A-i 1 -li nii'T. O'tirc -it. hi? residence on IMA rTF.V I I.LH. _ j H. I r roa TIII: j II irtf ml l'iri> In'-iir itif e Oilice j o1 -r lid on M IMA r ruv B (oi.it or IJY vnvoon. 31 r -t o ivoun'rcu'b PI. VTi'nVI! I D. BsJHBBA VASE'S" i PM> J'K-S, -pipnr Sub-' lion ami ;i Agency if of tin1 'M O'tiMi :r-i, v uvl Jitelli- jr. 'i j.'i c. ,Sr I M -i '-I fi! r i nl a f i1  .i'i -r in trin inn ;'i'il i.it M r" n n -in- cr MI !di! rn. I H. 'out. St. .1 s- 2 i e; s: 'a1 1 WT [3 i o ri -P t'> I1 o of v rl "PM Mi-it1! I'uiiit, .1 i :u t', .1 li.jfcl.ll cuiitiiii.eri tl.o J, PL 'I t, i- In .i! "i 11 'it in 15rir''  h --t'u niiii! liopi' to in TL' -i r..'1-i- i h irj.iv fur u il c> i r o. T i' mns w ir- Hut never IOTIJT the glittering gaCot Could any spot illume, For still some envious come To shroud that eiot One. moment Summer's gentle smile Huatn 'd o'er the streamlet's fiice The next, cold Winter's gloomy frown Soeni'd lowering in its place. Yet, whether darkened by the shade, Or brightened by the ray. Those waters still Went gl.ding on their w ly They I'Dircrnl not when sunlight came. They hunicd not in slride, with t'ici'uno unvarying '1 ji-ir omv ird journey made. tlinn !A luls-t on those wai es 'J'h-it in tin in I i-ouM -en A t >le mi typo of l.iiin in tiioir voices bBeniM to me To t''at nug'iiier stream, The rushing uf Tune, Vi hit.li bears u.- stM, in or gloom, On to.vjrd t! o s >irit clime. SKI I fr'j.f and slru't w rn.irli the cour.se Of Life's dcp irtinjj diiy Our f 'i'iuva ire th'j diuk'-iiing cloud, Our th0 brightening r.iy. and dhailow in our hi me, The 8 une wilhin mir heart Kuril jrht and bhailtw o'er tlie world, 'Jhfir hues I took ia the trim 4 brig- ever floated on the blue wat r, get a top- auil to the breeze though 1 waa as aour an old hunk at ever tood on quar- ter-deck. He was a Spani, rich. but how he got his wenkh n one could telj. He lived with his wife and c ily daughter in Jamaica and he owned the brig, which he kept always trading betwee v Kingston and New York. was one of those era >ked sticks that you could make nothing of, nor know nny- tliing about, from himself: though folks would tulk and they aaid m my hard things ubout him. Some eaid that he had been a- morchant in old >Spnin soin lie was a renegade, and had long! t amongst the French, against his own ci untrymen but most people believed that he had been a pi- per look like a frsBh water shal Narraeit, Mister I, and if whnt'-ft man, an hoitetl man, eatt 61 without fearing the burn of shame Bpon hie cheek, or the worm that never dies in hie heart, it ia as good done already.' I anj not the man, he, giving my hand a hearty squeeze, ask you tc do any thing you would be ashamed But tell me, am I likely to be recogniaed in this disguise, even a person vrhohna seen me frequently 1 Your own mother wouldn't know I answered, and your father would take hi? corporiul oath against your being hi.- own aon for you see, messmates, he hac cut off his iong curling hair, and he lookei no more like the Harry Helm I had seen ir shore togs, thao does a clean little clip- N H. J.i-. nn .1 ,1 i it I'l iKiVil.' it: !i f'.v 'li. in any tT ill I il i I. n i. !o 10. s ,'iWriS, i .JV A.'.T. i-r u, i, r, NNT co.. T. iJ.i u AIM 'I 1 i- s- ill '1'ijo pn To H AM tl T nn tl.p lowly rot, u i iu in -in non iiur, l'iTbi i nd t iu fill jo1-! aii'l t'liia! sfiarc rem pra'-ai t need not four P it) i nle alw ny pri d it'ot i lon'ircl. c b.d the bun'-hine stay. ope i'f tin1 ;iui' will ,'n o t i n to nil rif''.-', to i oluvt ii n .nil! uri' t'v! in M i ir oii.irye nut! u iiUo 0'- iAL AGENCY, I'or NVt'-ifiii Tlii') will takf! :iii'l f 'II l uiiii-, mint for tbe pro- cTiln, piy taxi's, oxiinino sMi.l InforiiT'tioti of ilir- and  se likely to let other folks meddle in his aff irs, particularly if they were not concsrned n them. "His name was D' Manuel D'Aguil ir, he called himse f, but most peo- ple called him plain Captni i. There were few who liked the old captoin, either at sea or on eiiore even his  want a hand for you must know that on J of our lads had been taken the day before t) the hospital, with the yellow fever, and be- fore the same night, poor fellow he waa col 1 and it Tho captain had told me to loo c otit fur another hand, and this offer of Mis- ter H.irry's besides doing him a service, saved me all farther trouble. "There was no difficulty in getting hiri accepted, fur the captain, whose eyesight waa none of the best, had not the alightett idea who he was. As luck would it, when the vessel was loaded, and we wers ready to weigh our anchor, I had charge of the boat's crew sent to bring off Mies Ines and Mister Harry WJB among them. The old mnn stayed on board and did not himself i'ie trouble to go after hia daughter; I thought it- urae -all ne a Kin t, though I kept my tongue still anl not a word about it. When we touched the sent Mis- ter Harry up to the house to bring the youn j lady down. There were many of her friends present, and there waa a good detl of crying before they let her go. At las' however, they parted j and she, sobbing aa if her heart would break, stepped towards the boat. Harry waa close beside her, and I could see him lean his face towards whisper it was I don't know but she started and looked at him, and seemed as if sho was going to faint but she didn't faint, for he supported he-, and she recovered herself in a moment. doubt he had cautioned her how sho shou d conduct herself, for when they stepped in' o the boat she was Donna Inez ngain, and he was simply Tom he called hint- self now. Well, my lada, we sailed at last, with Douna Inez as a passenger, and Harry Hel n before the mast. You may depend upon it, the young lady, whenever ahe could be, wus on deck. Well, did I think, when we bent our sails, and our trim craft sat on tlie water like a bird ready to unfold its wings, that WK should never reach anothir harbor: little did I think, as we stoud awny from the land with studding sails and royals all set, that our gallant brig wae on her Inst voyage. Little iden, indeed, had any ow i of us of whnt was going to happen before we of The captain pkked tip toon he heard a Mil cried from and ha "'On our tat quarter ritf won ft, M mete w went Wlut II wan. do you make her oott' liked the captain. Can't tell, sir. She hull she looks like a D'Aguilar told Mr. the j much time 1br nnButinrxlajin, mate, to take the glaw up aloft if eoold five Mr. JaMriyn he could make anything of the atraage shot whistling throafh MI fgttf She is a schooner, air.. fore aft We ottut onto tlie mite, when lie had aitit ilUdHf nrf ed at her for about five ininutoa. She haa mtto gave the her sec, and ahe aeeraa to be onJcing who been taJkipg MOMCJ Ifcn JMiL now out from the reefs yonder.' Making out from the reefs' the deuce is she doing among them 1" The question was natural enough j but it waa easier tabed than answered, and I suppose, the mate thought, for he didn't put himself to the trouble of answering it t and the captain asked him what her hull looked like. She ii just rising, mate replied, and she kioka Like a. clipper. How does she head t' salted the cap- tain and he eeemed to be getting little uneasy about the craft. She is bearing right down upon ua, aaid the mate, he began to come down the rattlina. Bet your main topmast staysail, Mr. said tlie captain, speaking in bro- ken English, aa he always did, and give a pull on your forebrace. We will see what ahe ia made of, before we hare, any better acquaintance with her.' The HerrnoBo could go through the wa- ter aa well aa any hrig 1 ever sailed in, but she waa no match fur the achooner, for the latter gained on us every minute. By after- noon we could see her hull from our deck: that she was in chase of us, and also that she waa armed. Every one, from the cap- tain to the cabin boy, felt anxious now, for we had a suspicious looking craft in our wake, and its nearer approach might bedan- a to us. Miss Inez was on deck part time, but the old man gruffly aent aer below. About six o'clock the wind began to blow stronger and the schooner had to take in sail. We kept everything on, and before dark gained almost as mucli on her as she had gained on us since the morning. Aa the night closed in we could just see ber top- masts reflected againtt the horizon, and you may depend upon it we thought ouraelvei fortunate in through the day with- I'm joinj to ymt it-rficf cniise ing a good looking tar a 'ell-rigged, tight- built straight a i a as clean as a new regular war'a-man in his set 011. You'd never guesa, my lads who tbia i ame tar was.'" Waa it Harry T" ask 3d Jack Lanyard. It was Harry hime said Ben though I didn't know h m till he spoke to me, and told me with hia own mouth who he was. Ho took me in a private room, and there he gave me the whc e he and Miss Inez Jorcd eacl other, and how the old captain had deter nined to seperate what lit tin ch- nee there was of their ever meeting agai j, if should leave him now. And sayi he, going to nes and lam goinjj in tl j'Hermoao, and I want you to do me n fivoi greatett fa- rf fregh Did you founder, Ben 1" asked one of our comrades, who began already to fidget for the end of the story. You shall hear replied Bin sentenliously, without permiting himself to be interrupted. We sailed, aa I said, frorri Port Royil, and for four days had a steady breeze, which c-jrried us finely through the pawwgea, and enabled us to lay our course direct for cur port. It was on the morning of the fi 111 day, when the Drome1 ocean lay before HP and we were leaving in our wake a rocky last point of land that, we would be likely to see until we neared cur haven in the a Rail wns djscoveied astern of us. Some one who had been si nt up in the main rigging cried and the sound no sooner reached the dtck than we were all etretching our to get aglimpac of it for in those days there vorany man in the worllWip fne jurt! were pirates in the West India Sew, tnd we had tolroep a sharp look fof out any further'ac'eident. It waa little sleep that any of ua had that night. We crowded every stitch ol canvass on the brig that ahe could bear though after eight o'clock the wind died way again, and we could not, at the beat, make more than from five to fix knota an lour. At the first peep of dawn in the morn ing, the mate waa at the mast head in eearcl of the achooner, and the captain was wait ing with the deepest anxiety to hear th< news of her, but ahe was not to be seen and we had begun to think that during tb( ni.'ht we had lost ber. Wo already fel1 easier, and were congratulating ourselve- on our escape, when Mr, Harry, who wa s aloft, daw her about five milea dead aaeem of us. She had kept in onr wake durinf the whole night; and, since the wind lulled off, ahe must hove gained right smartly oil 9. "The Captain walked up and rfotvn quirtef deck, and ha iwcrBed to be dreadfully agitated. He took the wheel himeelf, but he couldn 't steer brig any tlian tin wind would carry her through the The nchooner stilt gnfrtwf nn na, befor; long we could m out both her lower an t her upper works. Wo could see her liuil 1 and we coald tell very distinctly that ah J was pierced for guns. "'She's a smart sen-boat, Mr. said the captain, to the mate, bet if we coald only have a ttont breew, wa could show her ftohan pair   produced anythipff bat confidence. 1 never did you wrong, out. be from thic old acquaintance, while we wen at what pui Ing before thM we M IMB- ly thought of fate which the fnigit rnorve fot Uav did me wmng I tbe ecy- tain erf Jw WM CM ha with rely rafe ofj deck. thau that tbou wert ow fMf t tbou fog >ltw the priMve ia all neatocr liMt of mo, me l aye, ne t but it mr now, ,nj you bare The oU ma ptasW haul, pin- oae who accfctljr knew Uy imaing of mercy. It ia twenty he, 'and in thai tim i.. i Twenty yenrv I raptiDg trim, eatonot dim blow t Twraty t fcr BOW and hitttwt 9,   

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