American Freeman Prairieville Wisconsin, March 24, 1847

American Freeman Prairieville Wisconsin

March 24, 1847

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American Freeman (Newspaper) - March 24, 1847, Prairieville, Wisconsin VOL. 3. DEVOTED TO LIBERTY POLITICS, TEMPERANCE, EDUCATION, AGRICULTURE, MECHANIC ARTS.i'AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. PRAIRIEVILLE, WISCONSIN; WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1847. NO. 21. AMERICAN FREEMAN, rilBI.KHCD BVCHT WBDMIiSDATf IIY OLIiT OODDZ1TO. orncE m BACON It BIMCKWELLL'H Dt.ocK THIRD TERMS. ff Two per year, if paiil in or within thrna monltn; otherwise Iwcfiity-fivw in addition Tor every Ihreo month's delay will be required. O'All mJ Hent through the Office, mini be pAioandwJdress- to Ons k. Conmsco, Vubliuhers. c. C. OLIN. I I. POET RJT. from the Jivtten Tratihr. Give me three uf corn, moHier." [The wire the last of an Iriih lad tu mother, dying Irani She found three grains in a corner of ragged and them to him. It wu all the ha'l; the whole latnily were pcnihing from laorine.] Y A. M. I.I WB. Give me Ibree gmnt ot corn, mother, Only three grains of corn, It will keep the litllc lile 1 have Till Ihe coining of Die morn. I >m dying of hunger and cold, mother. Dying ot hunger and cold, And half Ihe agony of such a death, My lipi have nerer toM. It hasgnawtd lihea wolt'al my heart, mother' A wolf lhat is fierce for blood, All Ihe livelong day, ami the night Inutile, Gnawing for lack of fowl. 1 dreamed ol bread in my deep, mother, Ami the aiglil was heaven lo see I woke witli an eager famishing But you had no broad lor inc. How could I look to you, mother, How cotilil I looli lo yun. For brcail lo give your itarving boy, When you won; starving, loo Kor 1 read the famine in your cheek And! n your eye so wild, And I felt il in bony hand As you laid it on child. The Queen hni lami.i and troM, mother. The liueen baa hinilsaml gold While you are forced to j our empty breast A skeleton babe to A babe that is of want, mother, As I am dying now, Wilh a ghastly look i" sunken eye, And famine upon brow. TV'hut has poor dnnn, inollicr, What h.w poor Ireland ilom-, That Ihe world looks on aiul sees us starve, Perishing one by one. Do the ineu of rare nut, mother, The great men anil the For (he sufl.'ring sons "I Krin's IsK', Whether they live or die f There is many a brave heart here, mother. Dying ol want und While only across the ctiunvti-1, mother, Are many lhat roll in gold. TliL-ru ary rich ami proiiil men thore, mother, With wondrous wealth tu view, Ihe bread they Ilini; to Ihnir tings to-night, Woulil me lifu ant! you Cotno nearer to my side, imithrr, Come nearor lo my t And bold me tonilly Aly father, wbu-.i In-, i fur I eauiiiit sf.-fj breath isalmuH" Mother dear mother Give Hit: three grainy ol' to hia bosom and crouched towards the lire; for ague oa him, for the tie had upon the cold floor of house. What plea what an appeal from laws of his coon try! from the unanimous verdict millions offals country men, which bad pro- nounced, him an Africaq by blood, and him and all bis posterity to the cordilicn uf brute The Bible, God's Mayna Chartu of hu- iriao liberty, liad been wound around with tha tlaveholder'a lash, to keep its divine revolutions fnnu the boftdman. But there was, io all the darknem lhat aurrounded him, a ny of lhat light which tightelh ev- ery (nan Dial cometri into the world and it full faintly and dimly upon his oppressed conscience, until he taw and full that bit color not the complexion of crime; determined to encounter the tre- uietidous odds, and seek a jury in the wide world who should listen to h'm appeal and tbu verdict that bad made him a He could not read for it is a breach of the laws, which fix his condition, to teach a slave lo read. Hi; could not read the names and destinutmn of the ships that alighted in thu harbor, like currier Whence they whilhtsr they went, wits a mystery beyond his means) uf solu- tion. Ho daily taw ihem spread their great whitu wings and soar away through the blue ocean firmament, and wondered much what kind of Kin J they would alight kind of would bail their corniuj. And among these querulous thoughts, Ibis las', vr juld steal er color crime, on that distant shore. It was littlv hu knew of the location of countries. The North star was the sum and ct-nter of all his geographical facts. And Cnnddn was directly under Ihe .North still-, :md all who reached thai [mrndiso of freedom from Southern bondage, stole vain. Twenty bit bad been out upon Ibe lea, noery of latwt beatd. The lust cracker warn gone. Three days and nights he bad lived without a morsel of food.' and liberty Id re- and he clolohed at them in a cry for: belp. Ihere might be flaih in Ihgcaplam's heart, out upon that minabla ocean, and he cried louder 'Save me! J He Was dragged from hiding place, trembling and1 hag- he told and for mercj vtera .a volley uf and threats thai he should be sent back to slavery by the first ship: (bey met bound to America. He plmdfui1 mercy with all the earnutneas of last hope of fraedom, and: then in.all the strength of but in vain. He was ordered to iruas, and to be kept upon bread and water, until some should heave in sight by which tha caplain and crew might'escape convic- tion of humanity, by iwodidg the fugitive: back to bondage.. But npiuch.nail was descried, though sought in the dititance with the telescope; and the slave hoped on in bin He was on deck, with hands manacled together, when a green land loamed up from.the like a visiou of new world. Life and liberty, came back to his despuicing heart with all the impulse of their strong yearnings, arjil he essayed to wring the iron I'rom his limbs. Now the. towers and and ,the dim. outlines of a distant city, arise .before his eyes, and the ship entered the waters of Rhine, and that city was Rotterdam and soon they were threading'their way thro' a fleet of vessels of every flag. The mo- ment had come, and Liberty or Death was tabu the issue of the leap. The sailors were busy in taking ir> the sails and jetting jo the anchor. Now or the American slave, 'aceoutercd as'he sprang from 'the deck into the river. His hands were closely ironed together; but hu enter. They did so; but for wbat pur POM, suppose yori, reader To talk of work to be done by those who are glad sik leave to or utter .blber ness of death, ere the morning sun should light up the desoliuions of tha storm. She sat" down for a moment by the bed-side, thiio rose and paced the floor with her of No. Par different! ihaiids pressed' oil her burning forehead the errand on which Iheycaina. One of paused-fur a moment at the 'window, and them claimed her at and or- harf drew back Ihe curtain, (hen kneeling, dered .'her to fan seized as his "slave'.'' It; iras done, aqd. she was conveyed, with her oldest ch'ild, tu the county jail, no me six miles lo.await the highest' bidder" fur the blood and bones of his fol- 1 fact of being sold to Geor- gia, that caused those unearthly you ask. Is that not acbrnmoa thing in 1'' :1 ft is far too I answer with, shame; bot it was not that which caused; such intense ag'atiy. The cause far wprse.even than that. J willtell. liestlitig in lhat mother's bo- som, through that sadly terminated hud lain a babe, but a few weeks old a babe which, colored though it was, and doomed to become as deep-lined as its sa-.; ble molner, was her baby with all thu .tender and helpless ways of a an" attempted to cast her burden upon tha Lord. A slight fnovement of the sleeper disturbed her devblions. She arose, and trending over him, littened to his (Id her ear) rapidly shortening breath. Again she left'tbu repaired to the farther corner of the room, saying to herself as she knelt, If prayer fails to relieve me, what shall I do 'Long did she kneel there, and calmer and calmer grew the of her. bosom aud when she arose, sbe felt that sha was She proceeded to preparation for the remainder of night, and wen calmly sought and arranged articles which .might be needed when the death-hour should came: She then sat down by the bed-side. The sleep of the patient was deep and long con- tinued. As she sat beside him, she re- membered all the way which the Lord bad brought from the commencement uf thai: mother, loved it as fondly as the fair-] her being'to. the present sad arid solitary esl-skiniied, mother of this land could love hour. 'She reviewed Ihe days ofherchild- hor own. But it was deemedI an incum- brartce io its mother in the So I hey tore il tudely from her bosom It was that whirh caused the shriek of ago- nized speechless of a .bereaved and tortured soul! Yea, they; tors that tender child from its owiiy by night, and traveled through for-I struggled manfully with the current for e.s'ts, nnd over mountains, for weeks und life and liberty, flu was descried by Ihe This he knew by tradition; but I crew of a Dutch "boat passing near, who rescued him jus I as he was sinking for the last time, and conducted him to Ihe ship to which they belonged. .He cuuia before ihe captain, who recognized. Ihe jewels of when ilicse sliip.s finished their course and dropped their anchors, which he daily saw vnni.shing in the distance, was a question fov conjecture. They could not bu bound for Cnnndu ho was .sure of lhat. But did shivery covt-r all the eurth but Canada? not one in ten of llieaa ocean ships anchor by somo walk a freuimin llopo and faith roiiffd that thought into a living I idnii, lliiit lillcd his mind by night and day. i IIi.i condition could not be wurso. He i could bu but a slave, wherever hu might I be cast. of prepuvtilion about a large merchantman indicated that it was about to weigh iitichor for u foreign [Kirt. 'J'he deck und whurf were covered with busy num. wrestling with bales, huxits, und let.s. ljut tliece wa.funu like hulf tliu resl, whu carried 11 bag ciosuly by liisside, not entered upon Ihe ship's invoice. U was tilled with the rrugmcnisand savings frutn many soatily uieals. With this he found his way into thu fore part o! Hie sKip, where Uu espied a Uule space, which anullier bale or would close tVuui sight. While the weru busy in slowing fiway the freighl, hu.slunk into thu narrow nock lii.s bag, ami thu next minute tlu> aperture was closed, nnd to his great In.- was left in utter darkness. Thu hurried upon dec I; waxed louder und louder; ui.d llie fugitive held hm brnath to listen. 'Jlv! Ha! at became the inmate of a "Had: and she gloomy prison! For what; you.ask. the woman committed any crime Not the possible crime was she guilty of, except it really be a crime to wear a black skin. But sha was a slave, at least she was claimed as such. Besides, you sea they only transferred her from, one prison to what is slavery but imprisonment In fact, it is generally im- prisonment of life..... What became of the babe some anx- ious mother impatiently asks. 1.cannot answer further than that it was u republic, and saw lhat (he poor man was left wilh a colored woman, who promised an American stave, and in bonds for the'i its mother to take care ot it. This, it is probable, she was allowed to do until it was old enough for thu "Southern market.1' Mothers of the who have borne color of bis skin. His iron bracelets were wrung by strong hands fiom bis, nnd he was conducted lo JCtifJisli consul; and, by the next steamer lo Kngland, in a few hours he trod a soil upon which no slave can breathe. When 1 saw him, he was still wel with his leap into Ihe Hhine. A reaction had come over him. The of the escape had been encountered. Na- ture had exhausted all bur latent energies in the struggle for liheriy. The sustaining when her glad voice mingled with those of brothers and sitters who rejoiced in the richest treasures of parental her first acquaintance wilh thu future hus- band of her youlh, and ibe delightful hours when she'permitted the current of her af- fections to flow out towards him, met by a returning stream not pure, deep, and' hour when, united to him in holy bonds, she left her home und kin- dred; for tha full possession of a heart which sympathised with every feeling, from the lightest to the deepest, that atiired her soul years uf prosperity, so abundant in the means uf contributing to the enjoyment of those lacking sympathy and days when wealth und the friends made by it were scattered, and the hospitable mansion was exchanged for the lonely separation of ihosB who had been one in heart and life, thu fa- ther to a foreign land, the son for loils which his delicate frame was unabla to sustain, the daughter to utrivti lo commu- nicate, to listlessness and imbecility, those menial and physical accomplishments which had so often elicited the admiration of the most cultivated return children, and felt the feeble pulsations of j of thnt son to die, as it seemed, wilh her soon fall asleep. For several the mother watched the (lumbers of tier chil- dren. .The day began to dawn, aud the hoarse voice of the storm to die away. As the first rays of the morning sun glanced in at the window, nature was calm, al- most at that moment the spirit departed from its tenement. There was no death- struggle; he simply ceased to So sudden and quiet was bis Mary was not called to witness it. She was ifoJFerrd to sleep on, and take her rest. While the mother was thus silling be- tween the living and Ihe dead, fouUleps were beard approaching, und a low rap at the door. She opened it, und Mr. Bate- man, a rude dweller on the mountain a mile or two distant, stood before her. "Good said he as he entered, the thippiog ports of (be Black Sea, wr theie is in abundance of corn. Just acrojithf AlUdlic UK: fol- lowing harvest ha. been in foi wants of the worU Wheat Indian Cora Hy- Uuck-vrh-it Barley '1 ilk of finu'iio, with such MorU uf pro- duce within the rtuch uf twenty days voy- age! And the surplus uf all grain pouring like into the Atlantic ports, wailing (tie tu convey ii (he. ocean, l.vl UB ettinmle lhal and see if thi-rn not a fair allowance in as mild a lone as his habitually harsh voice would allow. Vou are all alive I i'nglund and Frunce. will put down yet, I hope, after this Bui population uf thu United Stairs al Heeing her shako her head> he pautiud ah- and we will allow lo urery nun, t-uplly, and then askeJ, Is he gonti I child, of bom! or free, 10 Wb- said she, pointing to the "f this grain for from nnd then, with gesture deprecating noise, "f January, or until another hsrrosl. to.the couch on which Mary reclin- At of allowance ihe population of ing. At lhat moment she suddenly nwoke. j country would 11 1 dreamed he was sai-J she, j bushels to live ujmn unlit Ihe m-ju harvest, jjoing to. the bed-side." O, why did you I From this balance not call me OonvuUwe weeping Yol- lowed a siyht of the fixud couiitenanceand closed eye. Her mother led her to ad- joining apartment, and after a short absence returned. "ill deduct 100 to be added cuinptuMient to Ihe hny and ruol ted lo the horses, CHltle.tihrc-p, and of the catiutry fur the vnma period, wbich would be a liberal allowance, iuaiiiiuch their little respond U> your know you not how to commiserate- that cruelly bereft mother I trust that you do. Then plead earnestly for the cause of the slave Strengthen the hands of your husbands, and fathers and brothers, amid thi-ir stern conflict with the giant Wrong invigorntion of tear and hope was gone, aud j and 1 heir sufferings he hung his head and crouched toward Ihe lire, as if them were nothing left loask for, but lo die a freeman. Nor did he ask aloud for this, or fur any thing; but sat quaking with' the ague, anil ultered hot a complaint nor a murmur of pain, except when left alone far a momenta) the room., i HeTtt was a fellow countryman, appealing lo thit world, in the silent remonstrance of his suffering, against a imprisonment i lor color iti ths American house of bondage. plead guilty for rny country, with a sense ut'sluime I cun not describe. It was the first time, 1 believe, that 1 ever had two overcoats at once, and thus was able tu comply literally with the gospel precept, and share them with a sulfering fellow- being. And its (his was Ilia lirst time I A T 1-S L .A V K 11 Y AN AMERICAN l.V LONfO.V. 3IY KI.IllO j I The leap for liberty, that sweetest bonu i of heaven, had been adventured. Thu desperateslrugglii was over aiullhnl boon was bin, to die with, apparently for he seemed to be troubling tin the extremist verge of iit'e. There was, in thnt cily- great London, w herein dwell shapes phases and f.icutiics of hunmn wretch- edue.s.i almost infinite in number and varie- ty, liut an American slave, wilh the ever anjuyed that luxury, I put the of last fell upon his ears like- the voice of sal- vation, amt hu closely hugged the floor lo his bosom, to still the noise uf his heating I the twnin upon warm und thick beiirt. Ue Ho! felt new comfort in the one 1 o! hoy r Tha ship is sidling oil'from i wore. The hnt I hnd worn for two years ee the whnrf. The voices on deck are sup- pressed, nnd Ihe capUiin's is heard alone. 'Aye! iiyc comes down in response from tho spars; and thesuundof ihc canvass has already spread Ihe wings of hope in the heiirt of the Amer- ican slave. The ship moves but it moves. A splash, mm It is the and (ha sailors are pulling it in. Now there is n gurgling sound against Ihe ship's tuda. It moves it moves The hind of the free nnd the home of the bravo1 the face of private malice and public .scorn! Woman cun do much, if faithful io her much that, wilh Ihe co-operation of the wives, and mothers, and daughters of ourguilty land, the "Lib- erty Bell" would soon cease lo send forth such heart-rending tones as the shrieks of '.lie Childless Mother. filled him well; and 1 left him with a feeling of gratitude that 1 could give even so pour 'a freedom suit' to an American .slave in London. 18-17. him and his muster. it will he doubled. In tun minutes mure Still another sail falls braceletsof a Republic! or their red murks, j recedes inch hy inch. Another sail is un his feet and wns aa unique a shnlicn out to the breezr, and the gurgling wonder as il a coinmi'n beggar had never I furrow of the keel is deepened. There the city. Slavery, disguise itstilf as it may, can never Inde under lht> rags of poverty, nor merge iiacUatlel mark wilh the lineaments of common wretchedness. And there was this poor man, trembling in the midst of the bold with a sense of tho guilt of his skin, that origininal sin of his constitution, for which he had dona penance i in a Christian land for thirty years on thejread mill of slavery. It no affvcting sight', to an American. stave any where, either al home or abroad, while panting with his run for lifu. Ol nil human nona a ;e goaded by day and night by such a conscience as lhat which afflicts him. fears the light, lest he should bo discovered but he longs for one look from Ihe deck, murely lo see if the fearful vision of Ihe hind of bondage has disap- peared. Now it is night although the uiglitnnd Ihe are both alike to him, as fur us light is concerned. Nature knows whcn niglU comes, even to one burn blind, j eTj as jr8ijfjed by the very intensity of Ihe And nights came to the American slave, j h expressed. On subsequent and days, and dreams, and lights and shades j inquiry of a servant, I obtained the follow- ing solution of the soul-troubling mystery; ID a hut, a square or two distant, had lived, for some time, colored womnn, the of hopt) and despair, which be could not His story was short nod simple. He writhing wilh Ilia ague, and there was a rheumatic fever in every joint. He brealhed painfully, and with an ellbrl that shook the chair in the corner. He bad an THE STORY. THE LONE WATCHER. BV PIIOIT. j. Ai-DKm, jo. u. He will not be here eaitl Mrs, Brainard, with a deep sigh, as she let fall the curtain which had lifted from the small and solitary window of her hum- ble dwellingi baying vainly endeavored to pierce the darkness which reigned without. A fierce storm was raging. The dread roar of tho wind, which swept through the valley overlooked by the site of dwell- ing, was incessant, save when drowned for a moment by Ihe violent beating of Ihe rain against the window. Occasionally, the crash of a forest tree was heard, as il was hurled from its place on Ihe mountain that rose abruptly in Ihe rear. lie will not be here repeal- ed Mrs. Brainard, in a tone of deeper sad- ness, as sh.e crossed the floor, seemingly wilh 110 definite purpose. A slight sigh, an of one awaking ftom slumber, caught her ear, despite the noise of the elements without. She moved quickly, aud gently drew aside the curtain of a bed lhat stood in a rude recess of the apartment, and ex- these scenes passed in review before her, and in all she could distinctly trace the hand of Almighty goodness and wisdom, even in this last closing scene, so fast darkening whose shades around her. She rose from her seat, and kneeling by the bedside of her dying son, gave thanks to God fur all his dealings with her anil hers, and nuked, in full assurance that she should be heard and'answered, for strength to sustain her in the trial that seemed to be near, even at the door. As she resumed her sent, she fancied she heard on attempt to lift the lalch, and it i was not till a violent gust of the storm had passed thai she was able to hearlhu move- ment, which told that some one was at the door. She sprang and opened it, and hurl daughter stood, before her, drenched to the skin and deadly pule. A half-suppressed exclamation burst from the mother, and they were locked in such an embrace us is known only to ihoso who have hearts as warm ai those that beat in the bosoms of the mother and her daughter, and meet, after long separation, in the. chamber of death, or beside the grave of burieJ love. B. led her daughter to the bedside, and allowed her to imprint a kiss on the pale-brow of the withdrew her to niuke the necessary changes in her dress, j She had effected this, aud was sitting by the lire endeavoring lo reslore warmlh lo I her chilled and exhausted frame, leaning on the bosom of her ciother. too feeble and too full of heart to speak, when her brother awoke and made an effort at Her iitipulse was to rise and rush to his bedside, but her strength failed her, and sha sank to the floor in a swoon. Her brother's wild look of inquiry was answer- ed hy his mother, while she was placing a pillow beneath the head and using means uf restoring her suspended animation Sbe found the old man silling hy HIM jxurtunige commences in lha coldest parts bedside, wilh his chin supported by j ul the Union, the first of iMsy, awl hands, which rested on iho lop of hi.i slufl'. j harvest hy the lirsl of July. >.'ow, His cheeks were wet wilh tears. Httr own j l'lKn> WB have, over and above flowed copiously at the for Batemau butiheln of grain fur. was the last man to be seen in such cir- J England anil France, afu-r drduclmg cumslances, and giving evidence of lander for An uldattd fueling. He was one of those foreiit Jsh- j corn-dunler tsliinati'n annual consump- maelites who fear not God nor regard man ;'lkl11 by the population of Grenl Uriliiu, from whom a display of human feeling was laud, nnd Scotland, al no more to be expected than from u lirute. jtcli- Kow, suppose ou Iheliriit of Kt-bru- i rievur said the old man in a ary lllst nativt- grown bushel of corn broken voice, tii! yesterday j should lie consumed, and lhat the Itut your son had come home sick. I was' same production ihuuld from then on my way from home, and did not 1tllu kingdom of France at the time jet back till after dark. As soon as I gol could tin- people of either counlry uy that home, 1 set out to come here but when Irvine I'rovidnuce hnd made famine iuev- 1 got to the bridge, I found il gone, j i'able in '.heir borders lx-1 ut Ad- I was obliged lo give it up. was I milling fin extreme whnt jl'iaid thure was nobody to take earn of j riviources have we against thv calurnity him. This morning 1 started as eoon as it' havii left hand u coimtiut rivtir was light, and had to go round to neur the i of '-it" ihe tin Black Head of tlie stream." j Sea, Lnlweeii which and iho diHrrweJ I Bin greatly obliged to replied j then- is no of icr to interrupt Mrs. fJraiuard, for uking so much Irou- j navigalion. On the right hund we have ble locome lo j Aiwriean ports fast lilting wilh a 1 didn't mention it lo show how much i of bukhriii of trouble it cost, as if 1 valuad that al. any- j i Slarve, uli w hat's ilie tnalUr thing; but to show the reason why 1 was j England will nol have H of not here sooner." on ihe lirst ul 1' uliruuty, "You are very kind to come at all; we UUI' nothing sliorl of had no claims upon you." j will make her children unlit Yes you have, or he, had, and you for anulhrf liarvwsl.J' Indued his sake. Bui when did your daughter Johii Brother Jonaihnn, "you bavu nf iiuaitrrs nu, of "About midnight.", if you il, provided On foot, nnd alone i J'011 w'" sucku nnd wngons to cun.> it is, she started on foot when j ho.-uu in, for most mine are in she left the stage at the opening of llu; val- j hi: in tin uadtr ley." i tone, ijlanchty .Wexicy.) What time was thai Bui Very Just before sunset." "And it took her lilt twelve o'clock lo get here It was a little past twelve, I believe. She came in thoroughly drenclntd with the rain, and exhausted. I have noLyel learn- ed the particulars. I only know thai she set oul as soon as she was informed of the i danger of her brother, and arrived hert; lusl (hi-n will sure, to linve I BJI are your sucks, man "It ian wonder she did not perish. But are your wagons I oannol fninish Ilittni hbor I cnn't talk Kit-iich, but I uu- drinland you to sny thai there are Ihiriy of mouths in your family UilielVil, and lhat want of to keep you in M dect-nl Male of till Imr- vc.-sl lime. Kalher a close neighbor for so many growing You had lielter say of what is now to he done T I had heller go to Yiui and John Hull. What do you s.-iyr and get some of ihe neighbors to come und 'tx'lf of your ships an full nf cutfafufn, cun- lay him out. Any thing you want done lialfo.f join- scmurn in first." 'f war lo do for fmrnnr "I should like to have you send to the WhalV the use of your navy, wilh iu cut- posed to the dim rays of the flickering lamp Your sister came, half an hour ago, wel of lifr, and with the j old calico coat on him when he bid himself i rounding she so regarded by baying of ihe blood fiourids and the tread away in the ship; but little of that now r the- countenance of a young man, whose ghastly paleness and deeply sunken eye be- tokened a speedy departure to the spirit- land. Has he comer" said tho invalid, in a feeble, hollow voice. V No, my son. It would bo impossible for any one to come up the valley on such a night as this. It would be almost cer- tain death to attempt it." The fall of a Venerable hemlock which stood the very door of theii dwelling added a fearful commentary to her remarks ou the dangers of the night. An expression of ftar crossed his countenance as ihe sound aud shock of this fall was heard and felt. We ara said the mother, notic- ing the expression. "Fear not, lam with thee be not dismayed, for I am thy God. The very hairs of our head are all number- ed. Out best and most powerful friend is with us, if your, father is not." A slight groan was uttered by the suffer- er. The hand of the mother was gently laid on his forehead, while on her counte- nance there rested an expression of grief, to IVI BVIIIW bllfJVi TWMioHf 1 I lil mother of two children, whose wants she which copious tears would have made no I addition. "-Are you in much pain asked she, in a tone which exhibited all the depths of a post office for me, and make inquiry if cny thing has been heard of Mr. Uiainard He wrote me he should be hern last evening." "1 wish lhat I hnd known il before 1 lefl home; then I could have sent Hen. I don't know, though, as il mnlters much, for it is ten to one if he had gone n slop after tny hack was lurned. My children don't be- have na yours do or did. I know about him who is gone, and the girl thnt would come through such a storm must be of the same make. Well, I will go and send help here as soon as 1 can, and go myself to the office, and then I shall know it if done." He laid his hard hand for a moment on the temples of the sleeper, saying, "What a loss to lose such a son and what a com- fort to havo such a He lefl. the house, and proceeded to execute the plan proposed. [Hemaimlcr next week Fi-om llouglm Jerrolil't WHAT IS THE USK OK THE NAVY. nv KI.IIIL- BURIIITT. and exhausted. She has not lold me whence and how the She is begin- ning to recover." She: slowly opened her eyes, but the wild light (bat gleamed from them, and the nervous agitation of her frame, ltd her mo- iher to fear that she might suffer a double bereavement- For a moment she felt an unalterable pang. For the death of her son she was prepared to that slroke she could bow wilhouta murmur. Could she be resigned lo ihe living death of her daugh- ter A moment relieved her from this dis- tressing fear. Speculation appeared in the full dark eye of Mary. Reason resumed her sway. Supported by her mother, she sal liy ths bedside and took her brother's hand in hers, while a smile so angelic lit up her wan features, that it renewnd the fear that she might be on the eve of her depar- ture to the belter land. Dear said ibe dying brolher, I am thankful to see you once more; you are pale; we shall not be separated long; j vrhile the sickly moans of pattt destitution nre ascending day and night in one great and bitter cry for bread, bread which, as it lasses, cannon, and powder, when jour fiitiiily is starving.' Will KIM limits gul bread for your children: Hut continental, will) n J'hncli brogue Wi-II neighbor, how is it with y.iu in liltle Belgium.' Nothing lo (in horsu iJiiln'l yuu come liu- foro How many mouth-; you home lo loed Four I'ooh, nothing. Vou have n Benjii- niiirs nivs.s. Tliero, luko a ijuarier for ev- ery one of your hungry moulim. And now, li-t us sets wo have any in thegrtinnry for iiomrliody rUewho mny a Lalch or Iwo of bread bi-fure hur- vesl Join) Bull takes SO.OOO.OOO Fra.icis 1'arluzvous ItiO.OOD.Oui) Tolal Tlieri', gKiillt'tiiKH, you J Imve gin-n you as iiMicii as your tixly iiiilliunti ol' mouths (run before nnd 1 have Otn: JlmiftiLft tniil l''urty If ihe life or turf-covered cabin of a sin- Millions of bu.fliols -d' gruin left for gle Irishman were endangered hy a foreign j your Kurouuttn neighbors vvlio arc lutmiiii; foe, the gigantic JNavy of England would rulnor low fur bread. fly lo the rescue. Suppose some foreign armada were producing the very misery that is now sweeping over the sister it'.and, would not a cloud of canvass In; laised against Ihe winds from the naval depots, and ihe sound of preparation be heard day and night at all the duck-yards of the na- A CASK OF TJilMI.U.NO HOItRilli. find in the Bahiiimre Sun, H remark- able thai must interest of every family in the Wf givu it wilhnul further preface: lion? Why, then, should that canvass be I A gentleman living in the wcMero furled, and the anchors of lhal huge marine lie rustling in the mud of English harbors, had supplied with Ihe labor of her own hands. She had regarded herself as a free as the air of the sur- of his Ho can he, in a day, a i ujxin his It was the last moot h, or year, acqu re a and nlti- of and he could say but little Ihe tude of innocency btyore the world, and up erect and look the world in the face, and My, ly! Gracious heavejuT! then, of the Irtbenal of m who made you grind age for thirty American ir Jondoo; bt said ad bt bent head Not guil- what a charge ment you enter nkind, ajainst those a the haute of bond- said of his perilous passagu acroas the ocean. He had done all nature could do to inaka bin crackers Inat uo til the ship should anch- or at some foreign port. He knew he had nothing to hope of the caplain or his men, and ha put himself on the closest allow- ance that could sustain life.. But it in gard, into the presence of who demanded, in a voice of angry surprise, whence lie came. In a few broken words all who knew her. But she had no" free having omitted la secure was said, through over-confidence in tha source from which sbe had received a ver- bal pledge of freedom. omission, too frequently made by Ihe virtually freed. Littta did that woman ihe quiet darkness which enwrapt her toil- vrorn frame in unconsciousness, that a still harder bow bard a so near iU awaiting! Sbe was aroused at dawn, by a rap at her humblr door. Sbe' responded to the liguel and bade the mother's tenderness. "No. I wish to see him once more." This effort at utterance caused a fit of coughing which seemed to threaten im- mediate dissolution. How earnestly did the eye of the mother glance around the apartment, as she supported her son, while she vainly strove to suppress the trembling lhat shook her frame. paroxymn passed away, and his eye closed as if in slumber. Gently she laid him down upon bis pillow, and gazed with tearless and glassy eye upon the face lhat she doubted not would assume the fixed- it will be a joy to me to welcome you home. But our dear could she do without us both The thought disturbed him, but was by tbereinack of the mo- ther. Your sister is exhausted, as she may well be, by her efforts losee us. She will soon recover; but if God calls her, I can spare her." These words were spoken in a firm, calm, and cheerful tone. A change soon look place in hit) breath- ing. Your confidence is firm said Mary, rightly divining that the end was near. "Firm as the everlasting hills was reply- He into a lethargic slumber Mrs. IJ. constrained her daughter to lie down upon a coach and seek some repose. She of tl.eeity became suddenly and in.expect edly ihe hero of a M.VIW: ihe nighl. lie had retired In U-d :il hour, his wife bring tick, and foiiumilrly as il atH'iiiK, under Uiu n! Inking small near Hit- were, is barricading the oppunle cua.-il of medicine (luting the i Ihe Allanlic, ready to fraiglit all the ships laniji, matchbox, Aic., wi' lhat England can send to convey it lo her shores It ia not because Ihe harvests of.the. world have put its inhabilants on short al- lowance, that bread in Ireland is at a (atiiinr price and faminis scarcity. The lieldii of ihe world have been whitened wilh as heavy a harvest of grain as ever covered them wilh its sheaves. Il is for want of ocean- wagons to bring home these sheaves from distant fields, that food for in in and beast at such a famine rate, cither in Great Britain or France. Nor it be- cause navigation tun. closed, losliut ouilbe surplus of grain growing countfien. At At two o'clock, his wile invi-ki; lhal lite lamp out, ami IIIK medicine, awoke ln-r him lu reach In tin.' lal.icuih! Land il u> ln-f. He wusi, il h >n'4 >iti'', and ihtt U'jie diiecily lim lace ui- cordingly h.i< riljhl hand !u for tile buttle, lie pUced il upoi) html of a man upuo Ukc Wutt adiiuiablf presence uf mind, hu inklanlly lightened Ilis anil lino v holding on, ut ciice called out, it mun in liie His wife kcrrained und cried atuoii for acsiilaoce upon olhert in th': haunt, uowiii- ;