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M Lf 'II K1 RLMUnS l-lNO.
Wr 'Uien oficr a perusal of Mmre's History of IrtlaaJ.
Wreathe the bowl
With tlow'rs of soul
The brightest Wit can find us:
We'll take a flight
To heaven to-night
And leave dull earth behind Mooan.
Such the words of the hard when, ir rr.or.r.nt of mirtii,
He busk M in the pleasurttf thai lighten the earth.
When, this orb being so dnll, he directed his flight
To some region more full cf the glory of light.
Oh! then vi s the ho'ir of enchantment the tine
When, with wit in it." lustre and joy in its prime.
The bard wan lerel forth, w.utting out from his mind
The earth with its sorrows fit fading1 behind.
Ami so bright did the eyes of the firmament burn
lie forgot that to d.irkness he yet must return :
That a valley of planctless shade must lie past
Ere he look on the purest, the brii litest, the last.
And so sweet sung the spheres thro' the fields of their
That no more would he waken one harp of the earth:
And lie deem'd not how sweeter the mu.ic that's given
From voice and from harj in the high halls of heaven.
B it soon Fancy's pinions grew wet with the dew :
jN'eur the starlight Wit's Hashes grew limit and more
And he sighingly sai I " Wit and Fancy are vain,
Without wisdom to guide us and thought to sustain."
Years piss'd, f incy weakened, and wit grew less bright,
11 it wisdom 'then brightened his pith with her liglit;
Tiie floor's tii led too, which young fui:y had brought,
Dut age wan Jers now thro' the gardens of thought.
For his country he tells of her hist'ry again.
And g! dness is log. I'T o'er mountain a id glen,
Anl hT rirunm :?it fir more nufidingly sfarr'd,
Th' Historian udores whom she lov'd as the Hard.
Now wisdom and learning and country combine
To t.rerhten each thought and to billow each line.
An I tfoor- ! miv von Ion in tijat lesson delight
Winc.'i von learnt
"l ir. )onr travels "ti Ikaven" that
fciLiA jL 1 ..U jQuUUn.
From the Military ami Mavul .faiaziiit:
In the sorin" an I summer of 1811, the follow-
i'lg incidents of Indian hist-TV ikc irretl, in great cas did escajH, ;:.( sio: did th-y make it kno.vn ; I jnmish-iient ail vengeance? 1'ut otf" from all hope! He struggled through a harder cm rent than mst brothers, who if not actually in the plot, it was
p ait, to the personal know ledg'e of the late .Mr. Li- j fir never, till tnen, Wis haven's Conclave silufej j- r,va clemency w!iat are yen ? What can ; are called to Micounter ; but he did ut yield. He teared would commu-.iicate intelligence of the move
sti, 'i Lilian trader of great resectauiuty. The j with such horrid discord. The braves all yelled VnlJ w whi!e the power of Mugiand remains but passed manfully onward, bravely butleting mislui- lnoiits that were going on to the man that was ah-
onh inerit of the narrative will, I f..ar, lc its strict
ad i rence to I icts. Uut in thus disci linii.ig all at
tempts to col r bv exaggeration, I am none the
les convinced, that au ihle might well fill in
ju-iice to a d?scripti--i I miv atte.-.ipt. It is sai 1
tint th; wonders of r.'al life have beggared all the
imaginings of fancy; ami how certain, that many
scene.-, if naio' I, mu-t ever lark th-ur full col r-
in'. I ie Slnrv, men, mav im rf-i most; w.io, ;
r r, .i I
tu lying m in in all climes and circumstances, may fusion of sound and motion! a mi rhty ch ise, with
learn from it, that alike in forest or city, slight can-J life and death upon the isu! O.i! on they go!
ses produce uHa him great elF:cH; that wild, or i now they da-h into th it bushy ravin", , a id tiow the
tame, he plunges into extremes from no adequ ite avvf il din is mello ved. I.ut the hill is gained and
motives. Ihit chi will I he sad fortunes of tnVithev hurst p II mMI into view with th.it aMotndiug
h"r h i-; il!;i-?tr i? m re hu.uiilc, physical, study
The Pu.ura n lians are a redu-e 1 b and ; their
warriors amount t no more than one hundred and
tifiv. Thev are i.ivaiiablv frr-ad'y to whites; and
de-ire always to make the liest f humane nature.
I would ascribe to the.n less degrading motives;
for though custom decrees that presents be. made
on such ccasions. alt alike give and receive. The
visitors wire "smoked" as usual; fasfed on fat
dogs; and then they sang, danced, and "'couated'
their "coup-" (foals.) What a sample but power
ful incentive to virtue, (lili tn virtue) is this cus
tom! and how innocently is ambition thus stated!
The time is night; brilliant fires burn around; the
stately chiefs are seated vviih all the cross-legged
dignity of Turkish Pachis; the a limiting music of
the song peals forth; the exhilarated braves dance
with emulous ardor and activity; tor a moment
they cease; one of them recounts a rr;, sticks j
an arrow i i the ground, and tells the actor in a
greater feat to take; it as his own. The dance m
ren wed with increased animation, till at length
th arrow is removed bv h dancer who relates his
suif-rior adventures; his form .-cems to swell, his!
rye gu-ie.is wun uengm ; ine arrow is laiu a; ine
viili-re is at the m utH of th LViu-qui-eourt (Ltl- formed by the liest of riders; feats which ma de one r:u.ed. tor .lefeuce o, American I.iiieity, may my i pine that you are not placed in some nobler sphere tor the pursuit, hut by this time tne pPulace, ex-
caeorA the Missouri, a thousand miles fro-,, the shudder to examine in coll bfo. !. Hut n -t ofthe right hand forget it. cunning, and my tongue cleave .urumr not agamt the dispensations of an ali-wrse asrated at the unmerited act of barbarity which
spot where that river min des its turhi I vv.vesw.ih I hordes were run down and abandon-, I, a id ln " to the roof of mv m-uth, if I waver or hesitate Creator! K.enembor that wealth ,s no criterion had len comitifitetl, had assembled in such great
the el acid .Mi-isi'vi. In the sprite' of '1 1, a cal- 1 and Paw tie-- ran on f, ..t. The latter rry in tiie supi.ort I ; iv h.ro. The war then must ot moral rectitude, or intellectual worth ; that riches numbers ar..u:id tne City prison, manifesting, too,
t rtv of ihout twenty (ran I Pawiiees p ii 1 j th 'ir .r.. - - ' ..- i me prairie witn cumbrous g, on, wo mu-f tig! it it t i rough and if the war dishonestly gained are a lasting curse ; that virtue ; such a spirit of vengeance and indignation at th
d'V 'M " t 'n' their vill i-1- .u- -.'... iei.ig nuery; and to this ma iy were indebted fir th ir ,mHt go f..i, wiiy out . Y that'll C L AUATI ( )N and uprightness wtrk out a rich reward ; and that : outrage, that it was considered unsafe to take the
tjf;.j ,l.J.l,,.,V"as lii'haus ever ure. 'Fhese are safety. Tiie Puncas c :is, d to pur-u at night ()P I N I )! '.t'i : i i 1 1 ? That measure w ill "An honest man's the notdest work of God." , indivi sua!, who had promised to act as their guide,
called bv the whites b'gging parti-s ; but, with a I more than twenty miles from their village; they stl-en Mh.-n u it wid -'iv o us character abroad And when dark disappointment comes, don't wi- 1 out from his confinement until the crowd roui.l ho
Ilvt -f a chief. L ig thev continue, but with end- j Il-r meat was sor.u gone, and roofs were her u noxv ,ji;lt rr.ianc.' to British n-r-rressi.,,, is i!ecp
less variety; until finally the chrd' distributes the j resource; and she was without any means of kind- a,.d set'led in their hearts, and cannot be eradic ,
simple h ., .rs, and thus a Ids his sanction to the bug a fire. Thus she journeVed, carrying on her ', ted. L'verv colony, indeed, has expressed its wil
merit ot th-.? prize, lash ion decides that m-"lety j hack her chil I, now two rears ..hi, enduring the, irress to foil aw if we hut t ike the lea 1. Sir
is not wantii.g in this s-if-p. aise : but it also re-i scorching heat ..f the shadeess prairie by day, and , be declaration w ill inspire the people with increa'
q.ore...,.o i...o.; ,....si po.erim means 10 emorce,
that the recital b" tlie stricte? truth
the red man o our lorois closely imitate the no-
b!e-t cust u.s of Gre ce, in the (lay of her virtue
I .... ... .1
1 aus wer5 ,h0 vi-.tors treated ; but a futhless
return was made for o,HM,-hauded ho.,. iy. A
young brave ot thetr nu r.ber tern -very vnrtrrmo-1
n,,,ty entertained by the ;rp.c,al chief, Shu-da-
ra'i-ha, and his family, easily iIi.-overed an uufor-
r . , -, . .. .
tunate difference, a jeahmsy hetwf-en his two wives;
-o .1 t- i .
.oo ii, oo 1. 1 ui'i.ii.'ii..: oi i.t v ur 1 1 e,
nau-i-pa-ui.t; ior sue was a prenv woman, he;
determined to improve a temporary advantage, and
engage in an intrigue, ins aiiectious, and amt.i-1 than a hundred miles were bd'.re her, starved and
tiou. too. Iiecame engageI in the suit, and he warm- burdened as she was, wasted bv the extremes of
!v urged it. His good hn.ks and eloquence com-s t!ie weather, and ever assailed by that maddeni?!
bined to Mrsuade her that nothing could equal the 1 p-sf, tlie musquito. Hut her lifo'was prol.;rieed by
Pawnees, and the delightful life they led: ho told , the small fi-h which sh- caught i i h-.Uow sfreauis
Iter that they killed more bulla!. es, planteil more and pxds, and t!ieV of course were eaten r-w! Per
coru and pumpkins, and had tMore &-a.lp dances 1 chance the re id-r i M ter,de. Iv nurtured lady.
than' O f"ti T " ittCw teiti. .rr k I nil it .. . t i - .
,,,. .,, .oio ao e,tj an, inev sioie
more horses, too, and their squaws never walked
How could she resist so happy a picture She did
not; she co?isented to fly with him to the promised
paradise. His arrangements were easiiv made'
and th next night, like Paris, the beau, ideal of;
beaux, he escaped triumphantly with this modern
Helena. Mah-za-pa-mee took with her an infant
son, and, guided by her lover, in due time arrived
at the vil'age of th? Grand Paw ices, op. the Rio-de
Ji-plata, or Anglice, the Hig Plu;tc
On discovering the flight, the chief was quite ! next day by i white man of Mr. Lima's company,
outrageous; it was too late f r pursuit; they had lit was of a small party tint had been lett in
taken the lest horses; but the sacrifice of the re- chariot a store house, sonio distance Itclow : pro
maining Pawnees, until then perfectly ignorant of visions having become scarce, they had ascended
the proceeding, could well appease his ire; and the river to see if tho Puncas had returned with a
ugh inucent, thev had paid with their lives the
forfeit of the indicreii -n, but for the active inllu-
euce of Manuel Lia. Th'V were dismissed with-
out presents and with dishonor. Hut Shu-d i-ga-:
Vii bad more pride or pdicy than Menelaus, and ,
war did not immediately result. I
Not lo:i" after this ailiiir, a small party of Pali- ;
cotahs, probably to prove the truth oi norms ine-;
orv of their nature, bv carrying on a war, "where-
ofthe memory of man runneth not to the contrary," j
,l.rf,.?...l ihIr ...ictntw ti the village, of the Grand ,
Pawnees; and here, most unlike the chivalrous
Greeks, (if between comparison and antithesis they
do not detain the mrrativei nrow led aliout undis
covered, until at length they killed and scalped a !
son-in-law of that very distinguished chief Car-ra- j
ra-ka-wah-wahdio, whom the whites called Long
Hair. This was done in darkness, and very near
the village. A trail cannot le followed at night;
but very early the following morning eighty braves
were in pursuit as fast as their ch irgers would car
ry tlu m. During the night the Siou had not been
idle. An Indian a-foot can travel as fir in twenty
four hours as another adiorseback. The next morn
ing the sun rose upon them near filly miles from
the Pawnee village; the Pawnees jereeive(i Irom
their trail that their enemies were hut five or six
in number, which indoced them to continue in un- j
tiriu" pursuit for three days. The Sioux, in their j
flight, passed by the Punca village, simply liecause
it was in ilieir nearest direction home. The conscience-stricken
Pawnees bad, from the first, sus
pected them o be Puncas; but on jn'rceixiu that
the trail led directly to their village, doubt yielded
to certainty in their minds, and they eo.iti iu 'd the
pursuit not to attack the Puncas, but in tho hoje,
if failing to overtake the party, to cut oil some
straf "ler at a respectful distance from the village.
Accordingly, iv hen arrived within two miles of it,
on the f nirth day, they were de!ight.d to discover
two young Punca hunters; they instantly engaged
in hot pursuit. Hut the ground was much broken.
and the young Puueas were determined tint the
reputation of their trilio for swiftness of foot should !
j r.ot iisder on this occasion, so they ran like heroes, j
!for their lives were at stake. The Pawnees did j
jn"t dream of their escaping; nor lid ile-y, wh-ch
waa m,,n. i!M.Mrtant, porcejve bow near they were
lppniachiiig t!ie village, s warinly were their una-;
g iuatious engaged wifh the idea of the two scalps
that were careeriug be lb re them. Hut the Pun-
like deils; each sm.aw howhI tor fen, and wolf
nogs w to ten to ttieir one, anti gae uisiinguisne i ,m.;i: to carry on or give up t:i war: if we
proof of he power of their lungs. Tne luckless ,u(.a!l to submit to the i.-jeasiire of Parliament, llos
urchin that disturb a nest of hornets, is not iimrr! (o,, ,,rt an, ap, J) , VVe m-'aii to conseit
warmly assailed, or soonor put to bis beeN. than
we're the p mic-struck P.iwneos by this ne.-t of ti'-ry
Pn.icas. Those that could n t lay hands on horses
ll"t.l .1 I .
sai lieu loriu, scarcely ine less s.viuiv, on kmi.
4 I .1. l ! I:
.va : -awuv inev em : won wuai u suoome con-
shout! Away! away! AW Paw nee do thy liest !
Hear that cutting son. I, tint shrili war cry! sweet
.iiu-ic to th - Punen ; to the Pa.vnee, the jarring sig- :
n il of his d ooi. .Six times was heard tint well
j known ell of Shu-da-irah-ha. He was avnngod
N dle f-as of horstMuanship i- ! .i-- ,r.
had taken eigiit scalps and captured many horses
T ins we two tri!es fiirly in a war, origina
ting in the in liscretio a of Ma'i-za-pa-'iicc, which
led to the mi-take whid caused the war.
Hut, to return to our heroin-? and the Pawnee
village. In due tini" the foremost ofthe scattered
messengers of misfortuu" arrived: it was in the
night. Futuintely, M ih-z i-pi-meo had ma le a
warm friend of an old squaw, who hastened with
the fir-t news of f he disaster, to warn her f her
impending danger; f .r then no one could doubt tho '
tate that was in store for her; she and h'T sou
would lv; sacrificed to Paw?iee revenge. The .,11 ,
woman furnisher! ,er with moccasins and smoked
meat, and she immHiatelv escape 1 from the village, 1
alonr and on foot, and she took with her her son.
This was late in Juu, and she defermiiied " to ' people if we aie true to them, will carry us, an
dnko" f.r the nearest waters of the L'eau qui- . w , carry themselvs glorioiisU thr.ugli this strug
court, hoping to meet her band, who usually fol
io ve,. ,,. at river on the summ-r luillalop hunt.
; cn.i.e.j y s c., , ,.us ; ,.,,. -,-US snip!v
I are the ficts narrated. Hut who shall paiiit to the
! senses the full horror of her suiforii.- of mind and
I b dv!
ui . I .lor, . .
o:ie reactic. jne i A e m rpii-eou rt. and oiind that
ber entire tr,b ha 1 pas., many days Ik fore. noV ,he breath of li!e. lb-ad this declaration at
j Mah-za-pa ,. did not desir. She cdd not j the :r.Hd of the ar.nv ; every s.vord w ill be drawn
hope to orrrtakr then, ; but for d .ys she sea,eheI froin iH scabbard, and the sofomn vow utter,,! to
their trail and e:,u,ps, e , eavoring to find some. maintain it or to p-risl, on the bed of ho.i ,r
' thin- left or " cache " th it woi.ld ui-vo(!.rfu.,l.in i r i . c i i- u
I ' . wot.ia se.ve tor lood; Publish it from the pulpit religion will approve it,
' but all fii ed. She th.-n roolvod to C. .!!,.. d , , r , 1 , , .3 M 1 '
. . 1 ' u' 11 re-oive j to loitow l.w n and the lover of re'i uous hliertv will ( hug around
; i ne river, anu, if utile, p reach tho villa-re she
would find there gree.) corn, and pumpkins always
: planted b -fore the annual hunti:
ig migration. .More
! t. ; she imagine Ji Tself in siicli a state f
Late in Air-gust, Mali-zi-in-mon readied the vi
cinitv of her tillage on the Missouri : and she found
it oh! last stroke of uundenting fote! occupied
by hostile Iixliaus, b- f n whom the la-t vestige -if
vegetation vv.n fast lisap;,earing. She hid herself,
lUt yielded todespiir.
Mah-za-pa-mee and h"r son were discovered the
Duhrotnh -s the nnt-nnnl nine of many rather dis
tinct band--, bnt chic t?v P'our
supply of meat. Their np;earance wnen toiisid,
was described as emaciated, wretched, and even
horrible. And, indeed, if there were ro.nn t.ir it,
w ho would not doubt the possibility of their sur-
Under no other circumstances does poor tinman
nature show so much its weakness, become so
uiucn degraded, as when ussaueu uv siaiv.mou.
Famine! nought but thou can reduce proud, giited,
noble man, to the leel of the wretched beast.
Thou shakest his reason from its iiede-tal! Thou
makest him yield all
to revolting appetite ! Hut,
no more. Alali-za-pa-rnoe, well ami tieartv, woiuu
it i i l
probably have terminated an existence then worth
preserving, rather than meet her hushand tnus
bumbled, and a clitioiier ; but now, su fie ring worse
than death the loathsome picture of famine true
to the singular nature of her sjjecies, clinging the
more closelv to life she seeks to otW herseit be
fore her injured lord, for a mouthful of food,
Mah-za-pa-mee at length rejoined her tribe, and
sought to tli row herself at the feet of her husband.
Pitv is allied to allectioii; a:.d much was she to be
pitied: but chieilv was she to depend upon her
child, that inseparable link of union, for forgiveness.
It was that which succeeded; for surely the chiet,
Shu-d.rrahdia, did not !e!ieo her, that the Paw-
nee threw squaw medicine' (love powder) on her;
that "he liewitch' I her. i;e was forgiven, grew
apace in flesh and favor, and has since been seen,
as has her son, healthy and happy.
SPE1XII OF JOIIX ADAMS,
Ddhrrri! f-flu n tnhutfts jrri i"ii? to signing of llic
DKCLAIIATK X OF I.XDKPF.NDFAXT:.
Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I
'ive mv hand and heart t this vote. It is true,
indeed, "that m the beginning we aimed irt at inde
pendence but there is a divinity w hich shapes our
ends. Tim injustice of Ivrglmd h is driven us to
arms; and bh'i 1 -d to her own interest for our own
rood, she h is ob-tin ately prsi.-ted, until mdep.-n-
donee is now within our "rasp; we have but to reach '.
f,rlj, p it. and it is our
W liv t f I'M i sii"Ul I we do- .
fr ,,.c;lratioii ? Is any man so weak as now j
t , for a reconcili ition witli I'll gl md, wltieh
Uhall leave eitle-r safety t the r-u itrv, or its li-j
berties, or the safety of ids own hf', r his honor ? j
n. r,,,t Vo, i, sir, who sit in that chair, is not he, j
J0.,r venerable col!
,..,..., imar you are you not both j
alradv the oros,-rihed ail ore lest ine I obi ets of :
.,,,., vv4 ? if ... n ,st,ne in !" -n l:io, d we ,
t,,,t vve ursti.s shall !' "round to powder and '
our country and its rights tr.xl.lcn into the dut '
know we do not inem to subjiiit. Do we intend
to violate that most so emn ohli ration ever entered
. . . .. . . . . .
mto hv ii-cn that plightm" letore IkkI ot our sa-
crr,j honor to Washington, when putting him forth
to incur the danger of war, as well as the political
hazards of the times, we promised to adhere to
him, in every extremity, with our fortunes and our
byes? I know there is not a man here who would
not rather .ea general conflagration sweep over
tic u:,d, or an eartlipiake si ik it, than one jot or
tjtti,. ,,f tMt plfohted faith to fall to the ground.
r,r myself, having twelve months ago, in this
olaee. moved v.m that George Washington be an
,...i ...',., ' i" ti, r.,.nC r-.;.V,i i,vL
t.,. nations will then treat with us, which thev can
never d while we acknowledge ourselves subjects
it) iirms .igai :-t a sovereign. Nay, I maintain that,
1'iiglainl her.-elf vvill sooner truit for peace with us
on the looting of ml. pe idence, titan consent, by
repeilmg her acts, t
conduct towards us
acknowledge, that her whole
has lee;i a c nsj of iojustieo
and onnr-s-aon. Tiie former she would regard as
,o rvnt ,,f fortune, the Litter she would feel as
her own deep disgrace. Why, then why I'uen,
do we not, ass .on as possible, change this from
u civil toanaiinil war? An I since we must light
it through, whv n d put furs( !v.s into a state to
..i: ,(.,. i,,"...,.!-,.- of vict-.rv. if we .rain th v Jc-
torv ? If we foil it can ! no worse br us but
.v,.,,' Il(lt f.il th.. cause will r dse m nn .ies
t,f. .., Wl create navies. Tie; people the
gle. I care not how le' other people have b "en
r.mn.!. I L...ui- .,. ,.!.. ,.f .!.... ,v,l; I
. , . Instead of :i lo,c and bU.dc war.
lor restoratioti of prevalences, ibr redness of grie-
v uices, f r chartered im nunities held under a Hii
tih Iving, set b dore them tho gl ui his obj ct of
I r... tiro ..d.,o,.r. .,d dl l.r. o!.,. Inia il.,
it, resolved to stand or fall with it. Send it to the
public halls; proclaim it there let them hear it
who heard the first roar of the enemy's cannon;
let them see it who saw their brothers and their sons
fill on the field of Hunker Hill; and in the streets
of Lexington and Concord, and the very walls will
cry out in its support. Sir, I know the uncertain
ty of human n fairs ; but I see clearly through
this day's business; you and I may rue it, we may
not live to the time when this declaration shall be
rn ide good, we may die colonists, die slaves die,
it nny be, ignoniiniou-ly, and on the scaffold. H
it so Ih it so if it Ik the pleasure of heaven that
my country shall require tho poor ottering of my
life, the victim shall l ready at the appointed hour
f sacrifice, come when that hour may. Hut while
I do live, Jet mn- have a country, or at least the
u M of a country, and that a free country. Hut
whatever is cur fite, lo assured this declaration will
stand ; it may cost treasure; and it may cost blood,
but it will stand, aa 1 it will richly compensate for
both. Through tho thick gloom of the present, 1 j school of tish trout, perch, Ac. then a lime stone,
see' the hii ditn.-ss of the future, as the etin in hea- arch jutted from the side, of an irregular shape,
vcn. We s'i d.i make this a glorious, an immortal j and again fish were seen in a direction opposed to
lav : wlv'i we are in cur erases, our children will j the tube below; again a rock, and again fish, form
hoiior it t:i- will cdehrafe it with thanksgivings, led the only objects visible in this immensity of
with f.-stivitirs. with bonfires, and illuminations. space. This invisible stream lelow, appears to
On it anno d return, thev will shed tears, copious, butt against one side, as is clearly indicated by the
-uishiiv tears; not of aony and distress, hut of j concretions thereon, and this side terminates alxne
euUat7f.. gratitude, antfofjov. Sir, before Geo. J by the outlet of the Wahkuila River, which joins
I believe the hour is come ; mv judnciiient approves ; that of St. Mark at seven miles distance. Its en
this m.-asure, and mv whole heart is in it. All ' tire fail, in its sluggiish course from the spring to
that I have, and all that I am, and all that I hope the ocean, cannot le more than six feet, so that we
tor in this life, I am now ready here to stake upon ' have a streamlet of fresh water, running one bun
it : and I leave otV as I began, that, live or die,!dred and twenty-two feet Ik low tiie surface of the
sn'rvivo nr norUli. I nm f,r the declaration : it is! sea, thus clearlv indicating its connection with
mv living sentiment; ann, oy the messing oi v.ou,
... . . . . ! y- J !
it shall be my dying sentiment independence now,
and independence ior ever ! ! !
From the Ultra Reran? c.f (w'tnitts.
"SO WAS FRANK LI X."
"O you're a. 'prentice," said a little loy the oth
er day, tauntingly, to his companion. The address,
ed turned proudly round, and while the tire of in
jured pride and the look of pity were strangely
blended in discountenance, coolly answered: St
The motto of our infuitile philosopher contains ' terday, by the intelligence that a child of one of
too much to be forgotten and should be engraved our citizens, Dr. Gcsuar I, had been carried olT,
on the minds of all. What can better cheer a man t and that, too, by an own brother. The c ire u install
in an humble calling, than the reflection that the ces of the uiduction were not generally and fairly
greatest and best of earth tin4 greatest states-! known until abut 1 1 o'clock in the morning of that
,ll(.n the hri-htest philosophers, and the proudest .day. About tit . t time, an alarm of lire had been
warriors have once graced the same profession ? i given, which had called out the several lire com-
Look at Cincfonatus ! At the call of his conn- j panies, ami a considerable uu:;ibcr uf the citizens
try he laid aide the plough and seized the sword. ; of the place. The fire w hich bad caused tiie alarm
Hut after wielding it with entire success when his j was easily and speedily extinguished. Information,
country was no longer endangered, and public uf- ! was tlyiu communicated to one of the fire compa
fiirs needed not his l inger stay he " beat his nies that a child of Dr. Gesnard, five or six ears
sword i:do a p!ough-siare," and returned with ho-I of age, had loen stolen by one of his (Dr. G's.)
nest delight t his little farm. j brothers that this inhuman depredator had le,u
Look at Washington ! What was his course of ' intelligence behind in a letter, with another bro
lif; ? He was fust a farmer; next a commander-! ther, tii.it for ?-5v,0iH) tne child would be restoted
in-chief of the hol of freedom, lighting for the ; to its parents, and uaiess this ransom slioul ; be paid,
liSjeration of his country from the thralls of despo- 1 they siioui 1 never s -e it more. It was further
tic oppression ; next, called to the highest seat of ; stated that the agonized father had consented to
Govermne.it, bv us ra.is mvjd brethren, a Presi- redeem his b y in the manner proposed, first ha-
dent of tiie hrge-t republic on earth ; and lastly, a
Jjooii at rawKi.ix: no win)
' With the fan i :rs !ked, as with a frien.i,
And waied his g-srlainl of tiie lightning's wing,
In sportive twis-t."
W i 1 I
Wliat was he? a Piiixtkh ! once a menial in a
printing odice ! Poverty stared him in the face
but h"r b! a ik, hollow -look could not daunt him.
tune s oiilows, and gamed tue desired ia en !
What was the famous Pea Johnson ? He was first
a brick-laver, or mason! What was he in after had by this time Income generally informed of the
ears? M is needless to answer. . facts, and the excitement, which was very gtet,
Hut shall we still go on, and call up in proud ar- had lecome universal. In a short time, and at
ray all the mighty host of worthies thai have lived short intervals, the other two brothers were found,
ail 1 died, who were era lied in the lap of penury, and taken into custody. In the meantime, such
and received the first lesson in the school of atHie- measures had been taken with the first that was.
tion ? Xav, we have cited instances enough al- seized as extorted from him a confession of his
ready ; more than enough to prove She point in know ledge of the biding place of the absent bro-
question; namely, that there is no profession, how- ther and child. He solemnly promised, on conditio!!,
ever low in the opinion of the world, but has leen of his life's being spared him, that he would use
honored with earth's greatest and her worthiest. all the means in his power to rescue the child alivet
Young man ! D.s the iron hand oj misfortune which he believed could be done, by allowing the
press hard upon you, and disappointment well nigh brother, w ho had lxine him oil", to escape also wifh
ink your despairing soul ! Have courage! Mighty his life, after surrendering up the child ; although
ones have leen your predecessors and have with- he had been assured, if lie brought any other per
stood the current of opposition that threatened to sons with him, the life of the boy should be sacri-
overwhelm their fragile bark ! , i ' ,,,, .
I 4 4- - . u.i'jttiui Mini-Mi, niri ' -
iner at ner -tare ; init press lorwaru, ami me prize dispersed. As the first step to uccompli-h this end,
is yours! It was thus with Franklin; it can be , he City Troop and the Guards, who had been cali
thus with you. Tis well worth contending for, ed out 'shortly after the excitement began, were
and success may attend yon ; and too "stars" will dismissed, and the assembled citizens were request
be brighter than the "stripes." j cd, by the commander of the cavalry company, in
I an audible voice, to go immediately to their homes
From the J rry City Gizrt!e. j and leave all fart her "proceed; igs to a party of citi-
WAHKULLA SPRING. ! zns tint h id taken the matter for the .present into
We are indebted to a friend, now sojourning at their own hands. Tiie request was complied with,
Tallahassee, Florida, for the following interesting though not without some apparent reluctance.
a -eoe.ntofa visit to a remarkable natural curiosity : While the crowd was dispersing, in pursuance of
in that vicinity : j the plan proposed, the Don Juan, a small low pres-
.1 .1 - 1 I I A. 1 .
" A fow days si. ice, I paid a visit, in company J night fall, the party, with their guide, embarked ou
with some friends, to li ahJcalltt Sjrinjr, about . board the boat and left the city for tlie place de
half way between this pi jce and Fort St. Mark j ; signaled, which was some fifteen or twenty miles
and certainly a greater natural curiosty does in-t Uij the .Mobile river.
exist on this continent, ft it were out of our conn-J Yesterday morning at sunrise the boat returned
try, it is more than probable that many of our cit-j and. joyful to relate, with the stolen child in
iz-Mis would travel over the semi-dia meter of the . sab" ty ! Tho joy of the parents, especially of the
glo!e, at an enormous expense, to visit it ; but as it ; father, who was awaiting anxiously the return of
happens to he under our very eyes as it were, the boat, can be better imagined than painted. As
scarcely a neighbour goes to see it. j the boat reached tlie wharf the child was held up
"Thioiigh i he usual embowering woods' of the j to the view of the father, when, in the rapture of
country, you are ushered at once into an open space j his feelings, he felt on his knees and gave thanks to
with undulating bills, tapering downwards to a cen- God. To those who had witnessed his agony the
tie or circular basin, of a regular shape, ono bun- ! day previous, the scene of a father, embracing his
sired and twenty yards in diameter, with clear trans-' lost hoy, was really affecting beyond all description,
parent waiter up to the brim, its outer edge being j W hether the brother that acted as mediator and
clothed, somewhat irregularly, with bulrushes. j guide on this occasion, a:id the one who committed
An unclouded sky and brilliant suu gave great eflect ! this strange and atrocious theft were allowed to es
to the spectacle. A small bout awaited us, in which ! cape, or w hat was or is to be their fate, is more,
we embarked, not without surprise and admiration. ; than vve can fully ascertain. Certain it is, thev.
Immediately inside the lorderi.ig grass, wc first ' were not brought to the city by the return boat,
perceived an edging, clearly defined, of purest wa-j and we understand they were permitted to go at
ter; succeeding circles presented to our view every ; large, on condition of their leaving the country to.
color ot the rainbow in its liveliest and most en -
chanting npjiearance. After pausiug a short time
to admire this scene, I stepped towards the stern
of our little bark, and although that slight tendency
forwards had nothing in it uncommon, I shrank
suddenly back, and stooping, clung to the sides,
precisely like a man before whom an abyss op us
and threatens him with instant destruction. The
water was so placid so perfectly, j purely trans
pa rent that all idea of a medium of any kind be
tween us and the bottom was abstracted from the
imagination; nothing but empty space appeared.
Reassured a little from such an apprehension, we
proceeded to the middle of the lake, and here again
another scene presented itself, of intense interest
and grandeur. At a depth of one hundred and
thirty feet, by measurement, lay a clear sand, just
as it is seen at the bottom of a rapid stream, indi
cating the secret source of such a volume of water.
IT..; is; -:.rwl nlonrlv ,1 1 -:t I . ro i hi sd the trot
diminutive objects, at a distance aboe appeared a
some lake in the interior ofthe eountry-
Before leaving the subject of this river, I mast
mention to vou another singular curiosity. About
halfway on its course to St. Mark, is seen a bub
ling spring rising to the surface, of a highly sul
phurous impregnation, which might be very useful
for medical purposes."
From a Mobil" Payer, of July oO.
OUTRAGF.OUS AUDUCTIOX OF A CHILD.
This com u:iit has perhaps never been more
excited, or outraged than it was the dav lefore ves-
ving offered 8l",000, which was refused, and that
, mo uroiner sio was aeimg as mcuiator, w its at
mat monieni at tiie .Muo.io lanK receivm a part
of the ransom money. Tiie company to which
J these facts w ere made known, immediately repaired
j in a body to the I'ank, seized the brother thev
found there, and bore him awav to a place of secret
confinement for examination. This one secured,
it was next resolved to make sure ot two other
sent witli ttie ciuhJ, and tlius tinvart all further
efforts for its recovery. The citizens of the place
v .a t di idi I.; ri : il li i ' rt3 V T1 nTdi 13
sure boat, that runs remarkably still, vas chartered,
j an 1 got in readiness for the expedition. Just after
. return no more.
HOW TO BE RICH.
Selected. Nothing is more easy than to grow
rich. It is only to trust nobody to be-friend none
to get every thing, and save all we get to stint
ourselves and every body beloiging to us to be
the friend of no man, and have no man for your
friend to heap interest upon interest, cent upon
cent to be mean, miserable, and despised for some
twenty or thirty years and riches vvill come as
sure as disease and disappointment. And when
pretty nearly enough wealth is collected by a dis
regard of all the charities of tl.e human heart,
and at the expense of every enjoyment save that
of wallowing in filthy meanaess, death comes to
i finish the Wol k I the bodv is buried in n hole? the-
heirs dance over it, and the spirit goes where,!
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