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IS'.' it'cn At morn, a jumh: sky,
A hraven ka blue .u ln'.m'j ' eve :
JJui luiih' rre noon, d junction's funH
Was ruling on the whirlwind turtn.
J've letn the bark with snowy tad proudly on the suclhuer; jult ,
I've tunieil as'uiii- the niounuui wave
sVa vmatlimg o'er lu-r coral grave.
I've seen the gay ami laughing bride,
M ith health au.t splendor at hi r side ;
I've look'd agun the wed ling ring
W a wrapt in death's cold covering.
I've een the hero's tyrant bruw
dtvimuM With the laurel bough;
Hut h' olivion'i sable pall
Ila'J the blooming cororul.
Aul such is lite a changing teem-
it hlivie " lew and Car bet-aeeii,"
To-ill), the iur.shine of dchght
Tomorrow, wretchedness and nigh'..
How many barda hav e sung of youth,
fl'hen all via novelty and truth ;
And dtcW'd m garb of fairy drc5
I'. da) I of light and Kivehueai.
Jteversc. t!,e picturetime will shuW
It (l.itiiig shades of joy an.! wo,
And though its smiles are bright to-day
To-morrow act them fade away.
Tl.e fjllowiRg lines are said to be the last thai
ever Cow per rote :
To Jims, the crown of my !ii;e.
My soul ii in l.ste to be g'ne ;
Oh 1 bear me, e cherubim, up,
Anl waft me away to his throne.
My Sar.our' whom absent I love,
Whom not havirg seen I adore,
hus tmine is exalted above
Ail g'.jey. Jcniin;on and power.
Liw ihe thou the lands that detain
My sod from her portion in thee ;
Oil ' off the adan.ant chain,
And ttufcc me tternlly free.
Then that happy era kegmi,
V hen arrayed in thy gWrj I shine,
And nolofger pierce with my ir.
The boim on which I recline.
Var.c'y's the very piee of IJ;,
lliat gives it all it rlavor.
raoa tui nu itic ratal.
One of the most valuable and best of this people. Seeing that his father
written bcAs touching the immediate had taken a place in our cavalcade on
interests of the United States, which 'the left cf Major OT'ullon, he rode up
has issued from our press, is this day on his r'gnt, to the exclusion of a
published by Messrs. Can & Lee. It brave nfTuer wh? had prev iously occu
as in two volunus of 500 pgcs each, pied that sit iati.n, and now regarded
and acconipau cd widwn atlas. 'I he him with an apparently stern aspect.
jTuchanual part of t e book is well but in which there was perhaps more
executed. Ve have hastily, but with of idmiration than of irritation at this
d -p iuttrcsr, perused those two vol- un-xp -rtnl intrusion. The young
Ume. 1 hey tcntain a mass of inlor- chirl c mr.t the look, and retorted
TTiatioo as to the country and Indians. ! with an eve Uut seemed never tn have
Its face and resources, its rivers ind ! been reverted through fe ir. The name
Other natural nclus, r.ow lcr the fit ot Petdeihiroo is connected with the
time spread before, expand our minds abolition of a custm formerly preva
. almost to embrace the future pop-'.Kn' in this nation, at which humanity
ulation and greatness of the L'mud si. under.
States. hile t ur imaginatii.iis w an-1 The Pawnee Loups heretofore ex
tier over the tillage and hunting 'hi' i:rd the singular anomalv, am ngt
grounds cf the Indians, nd our eves the American natives, ol a people ad
niav be saia to bchoid them in the en- dieted tn the inhuman, superstitious
cv memo! l.caith and activity, and our rites of making procitiary jtre-ings of
ta-s to hear the rloq ence which pro- human victims to Venus, the (ireat
n :-t$ so much, f the mind whence it
were cultivated; when 'hesc ob-
. t prtsent themselves we cannot but istcd previous to their intercourse w ith
rcgutthat the) will seen be no more.he white traders. This solemn cere-
It seems a dispensation ol Providence
tat the In lian race must, every where,
fail before the sevthe of civ ili z.aii n.
submit a quotation from the
ptditiun to the Koiky Mountains,
v hich, while it presents a fair specimen
ol the work, convevs intc imation of nn
interesting character. The party un
der Majcr Long, were within two
m ies t f the Pawnee village when an
Indian messenger requested them l
halt to enable the Chu Is to make suit
o! le to meet the repre
je iitatives of a ration ' so great ant!
powerful 3s th. t of the Big Knives."
Alter waiting a short time, we ob
served, at the distasce cf a mile be
fore us, a great number of motmird In
d ans emerging suddenly pj-parrntly
from the plain itself, for wt ctukl not
thtn stle a rnvir.e that h.ul prei uslv
c ncraled them from our view. They
immediately began to ride in various
4-'t-ti'. d to perfeim rumercus
f viaiuuons the whole were arrac-
i it
hi a wi ilcly extended Hue. These
rapid movements, which attracted our
attention from other objects, having
ceased, we perceived a small body of
men in front, whose movements were
independent of the others, and who
were ads atuinij at a moderate pace.
When all wcr-r formed, they net for
ward slowly at first, but gradually in
creased their speed as they approached,
until ihcy surrounded us in full charge.
It is impossible by description to do
justice to the scene cf savage magnifi
cence that was now displayed. 15c
tweeo three and four hundred mount
ed Indians, dressed in their richest ha
biliments of war, were rushing round
us in every direction, with streaming
feather, war weapons, and with loud
shouts and yells. The few whom we
hud observed in advance of the main
body, and whom, as they came near,
we recognized to be the chief men. pre
sented a perfect contract to the others
in their lo.v movements, and simpli
city of dress. Courtesy obliged us to
shake hands with each individual as
they came to us in succcssioa for that
purpose, nor was a single soldier of
our train forgotten on this occasiou by
any of them, i'hey expressed great
satisfaction on account of our visit,
rubbing thejr breasts in token of their
sincerity ol this pleasure. Many re
marked that the natiou had been mourn
ing for their grievous losses in a recent
battle with an enemy; but that grief
should give place to rejoicing. M Jor
OT'alloti addressed the Indians, ..s
usual after which we again moved on
towards the village. Latelesha. the
grand thief, perceiving thai the divis
ion of his warrior that were on our
left, raised some dust on the march,
ordered th-m to leeward tht we might
not be incommoded.
Almost from the beginning of this
interesting fete, o lr attention hail bem
attracted to a young m .n who seemed ing performed, her dread of a mn-t : first rank among the literati ot the day.
to be the leader or partizan of the war-j terrible deati was about V be termi- j 'I his Scholar, ha ing ascertained that
riors. He was about 23 vears of age, j nated by the torn jhawk ,tnd the arrow, a c met would make us appearance on
of the finest furm, tall, mut.cul..r, ex- At this critical juncture, Pctalrsharco, ! the 4th CUtobcr, 1712, announced the
ceedinj graceful, and am st prrpos- ; (son of K it:-i hiet,) st' ped f rward i fact to the public, added that total dis
seising countenance. His head dress 1 into the arra.and in a tt r r x d and firm j solution ot the w orld would be the im
of war eaglrs' feathers, descending in ! manner, declued that it w as his lather's ' mediate consequence. He fixed the
i double series upon his buck like j wish to abolish this sacrifice j that for ' day on which the conflagration was to
wings, to his saddle croup, his shield ! himself, he fad presented himst It br-j ukc place. Thi3 led to many ludicrous
was highly - decorated, 'and his loi g ' f re ihem for the purpose of living ouurrtnecs. Some took possession ol
lance was ornamented by a plated ra- , down his life upon the spot, or for the ; all the small boats c the river I hamcs,
sing of red and blue cloth. On it. qui- ! purpose of releasing -hf vic tim. He sagaciously concluding, chat dunog a
ring of the interpreter, our admiration ' then cut the cords which bound her to fire, the wattr was the safest place.
was autnetcd by 1c irning that he was
no other than Petaisharoo, with whose
name and character we were already
familiar. He is the most intrepid w ar
rior of the n ition, eldest son of La
telesha, destined as w ell by mental and
physical qualification, as bv his distin
guished birth, to be the future leader
Star. 1 he origin ol this sanguinary
sacrifice is unknow n probably it ex-
mony was perlormed annually, and nn-
mediately preceded their horticultural
operations, for the success of which it
"tx-ippcars to have been instituted. A
breach of this duty, the perfurma; ce f
w hich they bilicve to be required bv
iiic (lcrtt Star, it Was Suj postil Would
be succeeded by the totul failure of
their creeps t,f maize, hears, and pump
kit, s, ard the consequent total priva
tion of their vegetable food.
To obviate a national calamity so
formidable, any ptrs. n was at liber'v
io rfTcr up a prisoner of either mx,
that by his prow ess in war he had be
come posessed of.
Thedcvctcd individual was clothed
in the gtyest aid most costly attire
profustly supplied with the choicest
i od, and constantly attended by the
magi, who anticipated all his Wants,
cautiously concealed from him the re
al t hject of their sedulous attention
and endravortd to preserve his mil c
tn a state of cheerfulness, with a view
of producing obesity, aacl thereby ren
der the sacrifice more acceptable to their
When the victim was thus sufficient
ly fattened for the purpose, a suitable
day was appointed for the performance
of the rite, that the whole nation might
The victim was bound t a cross, in
presence of the assembled multitude,
when a solemn dance was performed,
and after some other ceremonies, the
warrior whose prisoner he had been,
cleaved his head with the tomahawk,
and his speedy death was insured by
numerous archers, who penetrated his
body with their arrows.
A trader informs us thathe squaws
cut pieces of flesh from the deceased,
with which they grease their hoes; but
this was denied by another who had
ben present at tj f these sacrifices.
However this ti'J br, the ceremony
was believed toMave called down a
blessing upon the Isliours of the field,
and they proceeded to planting without
The present mild and humane chief
of thenation, Lattlesha.or Knile-chicf,
had loni; reg rded this sacrifice as an
unnecessary and cruel exhiuition of
power, exercised upon unfortunate and
defenceless individuals, whom they
were bound to protect, and he vainly
endeavored to abolish it by philanthro
pic admonitions.
A' letan woman who was brought
captive into the village, was doomed
to the G bv the w arrior, whose
property she had become by the fate
of war. She underwent the usual
prep iratiom, aod on the appointed day,
was b d to the cross, amidst a great
concourse ol people, as eager, perhaps,
as their tiwlided fellow-men, to wit
ness the horors of .n execution. The
victim was bourd to the cross with
th( ngs cf sk.n, and the ceremonies be -
the cross, carried her swittly through
the crowd to a horse, which he pre sen
ted tn her, and having mounted anoth
er himself, he censeved her bevond
the rcich rf immediate pursuit ; when.
alterhavirgsuppliedherwithfood,andjthe banks. A Dutch Capt-in then in
admonish'n g her to make the best of , the river, threw his cargo, gunpowder,
her way to hrr own nation, which w as J overboard, that the ah.p might out be
at the least four hun-j damaged, l he Archbish p ol Loii
dred miles, he was constrained to re-1 don's alace was crowded by divines,
turn to his village, l he emancipated ; c nsultir-gthrirchiel asto IcrmolLrayer
letan had, however, the good fortune,
i n her journey of the subs opient day,
to mett with a war party ot her own
p?ep1c, by whom she was conveved to
her family in salety.
This daring deed would, almost to
a certainty, have terminated in an un
successful attempt, under the arm of
any other warrior, and lYtalesharoo
was. n-'duubt, ir.debted fortius suc
cessful and noble achie veme nt to the
distinguished renown, which his feats ;
i f i hi v airy had already pai d fir him, ;
and wnicn commanded trie nigh res
pect of ail his rival warriors. the s enal success
of tl entcrpi izc . ani'. her c!;m-!.iv of:
the firmness and determin.tti n t the people, bv a wr.urwhu has ilevcr.bed the ( h
yourg w Trior w as rtquirrd, t aSolish ne'ensvc fortrsi'i ef the vannu tribes, hen
this fi icnfue, it is to he honed forever, they crc at Urcsien in the Catnrun of lbl5.
I he succccdii g spring n warrior who
had captured a fine Spanish liny, v ow-,
! ed to jae rifue him t the Grtat Star, ; tier tow ards another joung lady, like
land accordingly placed him u'idcr thejwise of a genteel family, who, cut cl
care ol magi lor that purpose.
The Knife-chief learning the deter- j
mir.ati' n ol the warrior, consulted w ith ! against all sorts of weather, had direct
his son resjetting the best means ofjed that no fire should be made in the
preventing a repetition of the horrible I quarters destined lor them. Though
rcremony. I will rescue the boy," j the almanac had fpr some days un
said I t.lesl.aroo,,,-F.a vv-rrior should, ' ncur.ccd the return of h!1 re viv ino; spring
j')v force j" but the Knife-chief, unwil- i
mg that his son should again expose
himself to a danger so imminent, as
that which he had once encourtered in
i his cause, hoped to compel the war
tier to exchange his victim for a large
quantity of merchandize, which he
would endeavor to obtain with that i
view. For this purpose he repaired to )
Mr. I'appan, who happened to be in
the village for the purpose of trade,
and communicated to him his inten
sions. Mr. Pappan generously con
ributed a considerable quantity of mer
chandize, and much w as added by him
self, IMalesharo and other Indians.
All this treasure was laid up in a
heap together, in the lodge of the Knife
chief, who, thereupon, aummoacd the
warrior before him. The chief armed
himsulf with his war-club, and explain
ed the object of his call, commanding
the warrior to accept of the merchan
dize, and yield up the boy, or prepare
for instant death. The warrior refus
ed, and the chief waved his dub in the
air tow ards the warrior. Strike, said
Petalesharoo, who stood near to sup
port his father, " I will meet the ven
geaucc of his friends." Uut the more
piudent and politic chief, added a few
more articles to the mass ol merchan
dire, in order to give the w arrior an
other opportunity of acquiescing with
out breaking his w ord.
This t xpedient succeeded ; the goods
were reluctantly accepted, arid the boy
was liberated, and was subsequently
couducted to St. Louis by the tr,iders.
The merchandize was sacrificed in
place of the boy ; the cloth was cut in
shreds and suspended by poles at the
ptace of sacrifice, ar.d many of the val
uables were consumed by fire. It is
not expected that another attempt will
be made to immolate a human victim,
durit g the life of Petaleshiiroo, or ol
his benign father.
Till: COMET.
It is little more than a century since
the appearance of one of tin sc interest
ing visitors excited the utmost conster
nation: it was considered the terrific
harbinger of some terrible calannnty
to the human race, if not the entire
dissolution of the world. Nor was this
infatuation confined to the ignorant
multitude: menot science ml i. forma
tion entertained the same apprehen
sion, and give weight to the p re veiling
opinion, by openly expressing their
fears. A remarkable ins'-mce tf this
sort occurred iu the case of the tile
brat'd Mr. Whhton, who at the pe-
! riod to which we allude, occupied the
Some attornies who had rrnched them
j selves by the rum of their clients, gave
public notice that trey wcie ready t
make restitution. I he st.-cks Jell con
siderably, atid there was a great run on
; to be used on this alarming occasion.
Si me of the Queen's maids of hon
or burr t their prolane books, and substi
tuted works of piety in theii place; and
on the day previous to that on which
conflagration was looked for, several
nobleme who kept mistresses, attendc d
church w ith trem in order to get mar
ried. 1 he Cc met made "us ap peaiaiicr !
t 1 1 'la
charge tOuK place in tne minus oi
; those who had made restitutu n for the
wrongs they had committed : a ihar.e,
however, which prov rd ef little set vice
to them. Sut AJvaaie.
The f Asv.-c .!tes arc reived ef thce
"The nurvcte el these people were
(was) expressed in a very different man-
economy, and supposing her gues. to
be so inured to hardbhip as to be prool
the Cossacks experienced none of its
enlivening t fleets in the uncomlortable
quarters, dissattshed wan the place,
they sallied out in quest of warmer lod
ging. It was not long before they dis
covered one. This w as the apartment
of the young lady of the house. Ah !
AnfU'rw here coed statuithmam
sell, a strong position against the cold
in mamseir rubm ; thither all their bag.
gage also was soon transported. Mam-
sell, unless she had chosen to turn Los
sacks too, was obliged to relinquish
her apartment to her gallant guest, and
to procure in another the climate that
she had quitted. "A servant maid.
'groaning tirdcr the weight of a large
I basket of damped linen, met a party ol
Cossacks. They took the basket frofti
her, convinced her by their gestures
that tliey intended no harm, and intim
ated by signs to the poor girl, to show
them which way she was going: They
not only carried the basket to the man
gle, but helped to turn it for a whole
hour ; and, when they had done, dc&i
rcd nothing but a kiss for their pains.
"A Cossuck surrounded by a legion
of boys, whom he sometimes took by
the band snd hi metimes tet a running
by throwing his cap for them to bring
back again, nut a lad selling cakes.
He immcdiaulv laid an embargo on
the whole stock of the itinerant trader,
which he divided among his merry
companions, reserving for himself about
a dozen cakes, which he put into the
pocket of his wide breeches. Whilst
occupied in housing them, he sp'ed an
elegant lady coming towards him, but
who was about to turn off to avoid the
croud of hoys. The Cossack ran up to
hrr, pulled the cakes three at a time
out of the magazine, and offered them
to the lad), half dead with fright, Mam
ell, good ! Dobre, mumsell ! said he,
w ith a lriendly smile. W hen howev
er neither kind words nor gestures
could prevail on munnell to accept the
cakes, he thrust them into her reticule,
and respectfully kissed her fair hands,
in spite of all her endeavors to disen
gage them from his grasp. The lady
made a precipitate retreat, and the Cos
sack watched as long as she was iu sight
w ith a look of concern. "1 he booksel
lers' shop, where representations of all
the Kussian nation w ere to be seen in
the window?, were always beset with
crowds of Cossacks, who manifested
the greatest joy on discovering them
selves among them.
'The Cossack colonel Prince G n,
was quaitcrcd with a lady cf rank.
1 lu !oot:n.n, on the latter g' ing out
of the house one evening about nine o'
clock, observed a Cossack before the
door holding two horses. To his utter
astonishment, he soon discoveud that
it was no other than Prince G. his mis
tress's guest. Good God!' said he,
'is your highness holding horscsr' 'Yes ;
a Cossack who did not know me, just,
as I was ce ming out of the house, ask
ed tnr to hi-ld them for a moment.
I did not like to refuse him. But the
fellow stays rather too lorg; 1 have
been standing here almost an hour.'
'Let me take the bridle; I will hold
tie horses.' 'No; I muit keep the
promise which I have given a Coss.ick.
A Cossack never breaks his word.'
hile the servant was expressing hii
surprise at this kind cf observant e oi"
the w ord of a Prince, the Cossack c ame
up, recognized the illustrious horse
holder, and threw himself at the fete
ot his colonel, who mildly said, as he
went away, Another time don't sta
so long.'
" otijht so vile, that on the earth doth liei
' Hut toii.e earth soti.e spec. a! good cloth tyc."
The various orders ol vegubles
which have been provided lor tho
countless furmsof animated existence,
in the dillerent quarters of the globe,
are eminently illutrativc cf the provi
dent care of the creator, and show us
how great and how good is the Father
o! the l.imdics cl the whole earth.
The follow ir g passage horn St. Picire,
is to wtll calculated to impiess this
truth, that it is unnecessary to apolo
gize lor its introduction. "The slug
gish ccw pastures in the cavity of the
valley ; the bounding sheep on the de
clisityof the hill; the scrambling goat
browses among the shrubs ol the re t k ;
the duck feeds on the wattr jlants ot"
the river; the hen, with attentive eye,
picks up every grain that is scattered
and lost in the field ; the pigeon, of ra
pid wing, colli cts a similar tribute from
the refuse of the grove ; and the frugal
bee turns to account even the smal'
tiubt on the flower. 1 here is no cor
ner of the earth where the whole vege
table crop may not be reaped. Those
pLr.ts which sre rejected by err, pre
a delicacy to another, and even among
the finny tribes, contribute to their fat
ness, lhe hog devours the hog-tail
and henbane ; the goat, the thistle and
hemlock. All return in the evening to
the habitation of man, with murmurs,
bleatings, with cries of joy, bringing
back to him, the delicious tribute of in
numerable plants, transformed by a
process the most inconceivable, into ho
ney, milk, butter, eggs and cream."
A Magnet, weighing itself 32 pounds,
and capable of suspending 162 pounds
basbten made at Philadelphiaundcr the
direction of Mr. Lvikcns. It is said to be
the most powerful mspntt known.

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