North Carolina Newspapers

    Poetic lMm ReCCSS
"MITII Vfrr OEM llS t'NSl'0.
j'nrn t'ie eiv York Courier ami Knquirtr.
SHALL St the s u-ward tweep of the river's wave,
In the hearts of the tree enshrined,
He went t.i sleep with the mighty and brave;
And left nt a rival behind.
In the mild warm light of the summer's sky,
A the sun in the view w-t-nt down;
He fll as a warrior dMitri d to dip.
Fro.. i tin; land of his young renown.
As a cliff he stood, in a stormy clime,
".li 5 t!i- strife of tiie tempest I-hukI ;
Witli his tewipics bath f in a light sublime.
That aidM on the element round.
On the tranquil brow of his bending frame,
T'uie uiov'd with a slow-pad hand;
Hal ti-i sii arpen'd his scythe when the dim glance came,
And nuuiber'd his years by ais sand.
Fro u th ? moiirr.ful shades that around him spread,
o w funded his don n :
Jlu where they have gathr'd hun home with the dead,
JSweet Liberty jiomts to his tomb.
As t;i- white shroud fdl o'er his liuilis in sleep,
An d Ins funeral din.' w is rung,
Th.- voice of hij country's gref was deep,
And his death-pall widely thing.
In the fir green land where he sunk to repose.
As the breeze on the tranquil mam,
The bright'nin g beam- of h:s f ime arose,
With the depth of his country's pain.
They bore him home to his land of fame,
To the soil of his cl is.-'c clime,
Where his star look- f rth with a quenchless flame,
Thron-rh t!ie !arkenin" rlu"s of time. S.
J-'ntm the Knickerlxu'lir for June.
"Foul murder hath been done lo! here's the proof!'
"Oil, for the good old times of Typography,
when operatives in the art could render the an
cleats when Caxton translated "Ye Sovge of
Troye,' from the language of Greece! Would that,
in this latter age, vae;i C iauipollion has decipher
ed the hierogly phics f Egypt, when the spirit of
inquiry is everv where abroad, some one might
lie fou id, who could continue to shelter from typi
cal aggression a writer for the press!
"I am the victim of a proof-reader. The blun
ders of others, and not my own, have placed me in
a state of feeling akin to pur jatorv. Ever since I
bc'i'i in ivo tor a lie.ird, I nave been more or
1;s ajllicle.l with the cacotthex scribe 'id i, and I
flatter .ny If that I hae not. -il.vays lyen unsuc
cessful iii my writing. Hut my printed efforts,
hae neither li;en h noraoln to my genius, nor J
grateful to my vanity, 'on the contrary, they have
berra quite the reverse.' I have had the sweetest
poem turned into thrice widen stupidity ; s.nten
ces in prose, on which I doated in manuscript, have
been irust; 1 in a deep perspiration, and with posi
tive I'Mluing, in print. All tais has ari-;n from a
conspiracy which seenn to have lieen framed against
in lv all the I v pographieal gentlemen of the c)iin-
trv. It is trut. i write wiiat urs. .waiaprop nn-ni ! laj,,,!,, t,f IIIV chai-rin, I deprecated the julg
caM an ineligible ii a id ;' tor, to the piiilul , Mi. nt ol lis i:'inil ; thought even could we
lire f crossing ti, and dotting t, I never could de- ti(, ,,rr(,rs a(1 tvi;,ct ., as rea(; s' .j. un,
see id. I hive often .r.ven dueclions to publishers, j , , mv y,lUI(;, fr.end that she mu-t have been
that if a word was otherwise pa-t fin-hng out, Verv stupijr maite(jiive, not to see iiow the p n
they roul I count the marks, Imt the plan ta.led, f(,, ,( rt.i,. 'j-,lis naiM.t vl .r ,soin 'all the
as have iu.Ieed all my plans for correel habits f MjmhJ ofthe iJr,,,,..,,,,; She handed me mv fiat,'it Iwfjre the public. If this narrative shall ; a1(j H,I:I.,M si TtJ,lieantlv to the door. I went out
prove to be correctly printed, it will lie the hrt ar- ; a, lf(. UIK.rtllJ.e thus indicated, and have never
tide from mv pen that has ever met with such an j 4iU kM., Kmilv is now the wife of a Con-
honor, and I shall l; pr p ntion ally ,K.c,icut schoolmaster, who blows the pitchpie and
f.ike all other m rt als, am penetrable to the ,ea js je cJl jr tm jjlJ(11av in M,;r fltllers church,
arrows of Cupid. My heart is not encased with . ' ,,is was mv first passim, and inv last, e.. pt
this epidermis of a rhi nicer .i, r the ball hides id mto w,irtl" iaVe Ih'oh rou-ed "every time I
Ajax; c(insquentlv, I aui what they call in ro ;.an-)SCit a pi(.ct. to bo published. Yet I still to
ces, a susceptible person. When I was nineteen, .t.llSl,0 my ,rearv bacheLnship, bv writing, and
I fell in love, and as I found prose too tame a ?- ; a.M-iII4r ,y thoughts in print, but I despair of ever
dium, too staid a drajiery for my thoughts, what ,sr.ilI;; riIltIv uttered. Fate, in that regard,
could 1 do Imt express to .my lair one mv pass, ,,i
in songs rne was a ip-amum rirnunt:, i u. n
cious arrangement of 4tl"sa and a country
parson's daughter, with excellent taste and accom
plishments. Sne was fond of poetry, and so was I.
This circumstance sent mv fancy a wool-gathering,
tor tropes, t.gures and emrM-uis. i oung
have a passionate admiration for genius, ai
nd I Jvi- '
lermined to show that I was not deficient in that
particular: that I fiel ongeil of right to those who
merited the saving, 4 ieta nascitur non it.1 Du
ring the spring of IM , I was attacked with a ht
fect incontinence of rhyme. My I idy-Iove was al-
ways my theme. Hut of all my ceiq.t.ons none -d n,n siv tlie f .lloxvmg which I produce.!
with . reat W labnr, and stu hous care. 1 trunk
p.rly .no:h of it now. Mr. Nale would call l
Xtcadd'e and so d I.
"Tt) EM II A 11 .
44 D ir Cirl! an angel sure thou art,
The muse of every SX'1I
Which brings one transpirt to my heart,
Au 1 bid my Usom swell.
'A il oh, carnation on thy cheek
Its richest lu.-tre leu Is;
And thy iilue eye- forever sp -ak
A welcome to thy friends.
"Ahs! if fate should bid us part.
Life wuuld be nought with me;
A load would rest ujion my heart.
Without a smile from thee.
44 Wle re shall I meet a leaf so fair
In Nature's open page!
With tnee the beauf.inis flower compare
And e'en ray grief assuage.'
"Forgive, my love, this hasty lay,
And let its nu'iiliers b-;
Sweet moirtors, that iiay by day
Rid thee think of me!"
"This production I sent to the village newspaper.
I waited a or wet k, to see it appear. Finally,
the important Wednesday arrived. I hastened to
ihe odice but the atlair was not published. I
"lanced with a hurried eve over the damp sheet,
nnd found a notice at last, commencing with three'
stars, turned up and down. It read thus;
44 4The tribute to Kuiily, by 4 J. S.,' is unavoida
bly postponed until our next, bv a press of adver
tisements, for which we are thankful since we do
lhat kind of business, as like. vise all
unrl on the most reasonable terms. b!
lis of joh.
o.ks, ear Is, j
handhills, and other legal documents being execu
ted bv a at the shortest 'uo.iee. Not to digress,
however, we would say to 4 J. 3.,' let him cultivate
his talent : he ha tremendous powers, but he writes j
a bad hand. He should make his penmanship uk t
his poetrv, perfect.''
"I had the curiosity to look into the advertising
columns to see what envious things of tratlic liad
displaced inv lines. There were Imt three advertise
merits; a sheriiPs sale, a stray cow, and a wife
j elojied from bed and boar I. I read the sherill s no
tice with that deep interest which these documents
j usually rxcith. It discoursed of lands, messuages,
jatal tenements, designated 4 by a line, beginning at
ine noriitwcsi corner oi .ir. jeiiKin coy
running thence north seventy-five chains, fourteen
links, thence east twentv-nine chains eleven links,
to a stake and stones;' and so on, to the end of the j
" Vet the notice filled me with exceedingly great
delight. I sent it to Emily: I told her that 4J. 5.'
was tnvself, but liegged her not to mention it to a
third jiersori. She kept her secret as women usual-
lv do. In three davs it was all over town, that I
had a piece, that I had made out of my head,'
coming forth in the next week's newspajiers, ad
dressed to Emily Uriiikcrholl.
" Never diil seven days roll more slowly round
than the weeks interval which followed the fore-
going notice, in the publication of the "Elucidator
of Freedom ami Tocsin of the people." When it
did finally come out, I sent Emily an aflectionate
note, with a copy of the paper, assuring her that
the ioem contained inv real sentiments. I deter-
mined u it to read it myself until I visited her in
the evening. IU great self-denial, I kept my re
solve, and when the young moon arose, bent my
steps towards the mansion of my mistress.
"She received me coldly. I was surprised and
abashed. 4 What is the matter, Em.' I te iderly
inquired: 4 did you get my billet-doux and the
verses to-day 1 '
444 Yes they came safe.
44 4 Well, how did you like them?'
"4The note was kind and go.d, but the verses
were f(lish, ridiculous nonsense.
44 1 was thunderstruck. I usl;ed to see the paper.
Emily arose and handed it to mo; and sitting down
by the vine-clad window, jatted her little foot an
grily on the floor.
" I opened the Elucidator and Tocsin, end read
my poem. Solomon of Jerusalem ! w hat inhu
man butchery what idiotcy ! Hut I will jrive the
effusion as it was printed, 4 and shame the Dtril
"Dear 'irl! an angel sour thou art,
The mule of every spell;
That bray's o'er trumpets to my heart,
And bids my bosom swell.
"And oh! darnntion o'er thy cheek
Its ru le-t blister fiends;
And thy blear eyes forever speak
A welcome to thy friends.
"Alas! if fate should bind us fist,
Life would be rough with rue;
A toad would rush un my heart,
Without a snele from thee.
"Where could I meet a lamp so fair
In Nature's oen passage
With thee the barbarous flower comjiare,
And my nef" a sausisie!
"For jive my lre, this nasty lay,
And let its numbers le
Sweet monitors tint drily dry,
Siiail bid thee tiiink of ine!" J. S.
44 When I had read litis dia!lical mass of stull
1 new into an uocontrolable rage. In Ine
a ujJ prubabv aw;iy wili U
7 Vow "' Mobile Commercial Register of July li).
I have for some time observed an article going
thu ruil!ls of the llt.svsl)a,K.r. in relation t the
. ... i ... i i . 4i. . i . i . i-
mysterious death of Mrs. Al-ton, the daughter of
Col. Aanai Hurr, taken from the Alabama Journal.
This article, although true in many particulars,
nevertheless, contain several errors. I supose it
grew out of a casual conversation 1 held in Mr.
I Smith's Hook Store, in M obi in some six months
(jce; an , jw yw vcry b(iv . t
J w.v,.ra, .eMtleineu U-ing in'the store, he pro-
Ui,(v mi,u;Hk.rst,KK, Iuy i(1 nv st;,tement. 1st, as
L() ti'fll,N anJ oMdlv, Usl lo theWeiving the conies.
sions of the pirate, either personally or as a physi
cian. The article was also wrong in many points,
as the statement itself will shoy. I do not charge
any one with irilful exaggeration or misstatement,
for nothing is more liable to occur, than for a story
to undergo trivial modifications., by frequent rejie-titi-.Mis
from one individual to another.
It is well known under what circumstances Mrs.
Alston left South Carolina. Whether vhe was the
only daughter of Col. Hurr, I know not; but one
thing was evident, never did a father love a daugh
ter, or a daughter a parent, with more fervor and de
votion than thev did. She quit Carolina and emba ik
ed at Charleston, with all her cfleeN, consisting
principally of plate, to join him in New York, She
sailed, and was heard of no more fir years,
It is said, her Io- afilicled her father more se
verely than all his jw dilie;il troubles and adversities.
For as lie (ore remarked, he loved his daughler.-r-
In his I ist letter to General Wilkinson, written at !
the most important crisis of his life, says he, 4.'. I
shall le on in such a time, and my daughter will
i r n
SO' fit t oi or
The firl indication of the nature of Mrs. Alston's
death, which had for a long rime, excited the pain
ful and anxious feelings of her friends and the com
munity, it is said, was communicated iu the coufes-
sions of a pirate in the iieighborhoid of Norfolk,
Va., many years since, who stated that the vessel
in which she was embarked, was seized oir the
coast of North Carolina, and that Mrs. Alston's
plate lining considered valuable, caused the mur-
.? -r of all on board, and the ro!dxrv of the vessel.
I do not know what degree of credit the rcjiort ob
tained. Somo years after this, another man died in South
Alabama; T think tt was said to Ie fn Marengo
count v, who also ailiiueu to ine oeain 01 .Mrs. ai-
.... I . 1
ston, in the same manner and under the same cir-
cunistances stating, that be had been a pirate, and
concerned in the transaction; and that after the
vessel was roblied, she was scuttled.
More recently another has died not very far
from Mobile, bearing still stronger testimony in fa
vor of the same horrible transaction.
The pirate who died, and the facts of whose case
came into my possession, was by the name of Fos
ter. He was w ithout family, and kept a grog shop.
He was taciturn ami silent in his disposition. He
for some time befre his death, grew gradually
more intemperate. lie often spoke of being a sai
lor, of having been much at sea, or as the phrase
goes, of having " en much scrriceJ" He fell sick,
and was confined lor s -me time. His brain ap
peared disordered, and his mind at times haunted
, by strange impressions. lie, on his death toi,
'confessed to a very worthy and resectable gentle-
j man who stood by him, that he had boon a pirate,
ami belonged to a piratical crew, who took the ve
sel in which Mrs. Alston had emlNirked. That af
ter the crew ami passengers of the captured vessel
were all dispatched, she alone remained to le dis
posed of. Each man expressed an u-iwillingness to
become her executioner, 1 hey finally drew Ms,
I to see whose duty it should le to destroy her, that
it unfortunately It 11 upon him. Upon learning her
1 fate, she begged strongly and pathetically for her
lile; she entreate.i theni to spare her l Jsne t ld
them that she was Mis, Alston, the daughter of
Aaron liurr, who had been Vice President of the
United States, and that he was awaiting her in
New York, where she was going on to join him,
and to console him in his adversity that he made
her walk the plank which, finding she could not
avert, she finally did with great firmness and com
sure!! He was an lliterale man, and had pro
bab'v never read any thing on the subject.
For some davs previous to bis death, he ima
gined he saw her in his room, and would convuls
ively point to tlililueiit parts of the chamber, ex- i
claiming with much earnestness, 44 There, there
she is!" and ask the by -slanders if they did not se
her. This delusion tormented him as long as he
could make himself understood, when he died a
most miserable death!
In corrobiration of this statement, the testimony
of several gentlemen could be mentioned, whose
standing and character are of thn first order iu the
community, and whose veracity where known, ne
ver has nor never will be questioned, and who
know the above statement to Ik? substantially true;
but I have no authority for calling them hv name.
If" Col. Hurr should vet doubt on the subject, evi-
deuce could le adduced, to establish it in any court
of justice, which, being a lawyer, be would be
obliged to admit.
I do not consider it necessary to le more mi
nute on the subject, unless I should be more for
mally called on by some one. who has authority or
claims for more particular information. Rocause,
as before observed, nothing of the kind can do any
good further development and discussion can on
ly tend to revive melancholy feelings and unpleas
ant regrets, which time ha measurably buried in
oblivion. ali:xam)i:r jonks, m. d.
Oontcst of Tjire and . The follow ing al
legory, from a female pen, is amusing, and the mo
ral is instructive. According to the story, Love
and Folly arrived at the sa ne moment, at the gate
of Jupiter's palace, to a least to whicli he had in
vited all the deities of Olympus. Follv observing
Love just going to step in the hall of the festival,
pushes, him away, and enters in first. Love is en
raged but Follv insists on her nreced'Mscv. Love
perceiving there was no reasoning with Follv , bends j
nts now ann shoots an arrow; nut she nam -d liis;rc ,,A ,.vv soaner in the mioimr v:,s
attempt, by rend -ring herself invisible. In turn,
she becomes furious, falls on the lmy, tearing out
his eves, and then covers them with a bnnuTge,
which could not be taken off. In despair tor the
loss of his -iht. Love implores the assistance of
his mother: she tries in vain to undoe the ma.'.ie
111 lot, the knots are never to he untied. Venus
Hie,, presents herself at the tee of .injuler, to com-
i'""'"'1 u - o-o t .... so-..
'"r"" .o .q. a, , see repn-s, a.i(J ,ho uu-i ring aim of the keen eve of the wes
that though s!e h is leasons sudicient to justify her ton, hunter raus(,j ,l!ie f their men to kiss his
conduct, she, wdln- t vemure to plead her cause, ; Loi oartl. Tl)CV iat.l!ltv inaile chase after
as she is apt to speak loo much, or to omit what is .1 i .t ...1
material. Folly asks f r cmii -sej, an d clmoses j!er.
cury. Venus selects Ap ll to advocate tire cause
of her son. In a long plea. Ap dlo demands justice
against folly. Seduced by hi eloquence, the gods
are ready to condemn Folly, v ithout hearing her
counsel, Mercury. Hut Ju;i--r commands silence,
and Mercury replies. His pl -a is long, and his ar
guments so plausih.e, that v fieu he conehides, t hen
lennies, then-
is a diveisilv oj opinion; some siii-i
lir the cause
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van, to make them agree, Jnp.ter p.onom.ces the ;
n,owmgaw:,rd: "On account ol the didieuhv ar.d :
m.jiortarn-eof your d.sputes, and the d.versdy of j
votir ...unons, we have suspended vour contest ,
from this day to three times seven times nme cm,.
tunes. In the mean tune, we command on to 1
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ti n i ' ' 11 1 I . y 11 iii Mil 1 li ! 1 1 1 1 1 1 r f if r
4 iinuiaMMiieiHv vvnun- i
er sh' p'easefh; and when restored to his sight,
sentence shall lie pronounced as the fates may di
rect and compel.
Judge White, the iwople's candidate, is eainin"
ground in Noith Carolina, with unprecedented ra
pidity. Oar iuf.rmation from every quarter is
most cheering. Oing to local circumstances, and
the artifices of the wire workers of the Regency ,
some counties which are decidedly for White', have
returned Van Hut-en men to the Legislature" ; but
the c.ople are beginning to open their eyes, and it
is the last time they will suer themselves to be
deceived by on interested baud of office-holders and
office-hunters, who, impudently name themselves
'THI-: DEMOCRATIC." Their presumptuous
attempt to dictate to the freemen -of tho country
under this assumed, opu!ar party title, will 1
spurned by the yeomanry of the country with the
spirit and indignation that become an enlightened
and independent people. The real Democracy
will acknowledge no connexion with such a compa
ny of mask, d and tra dug politicians. Their over
weaning zeal lo identifV their candidate with Gen.
Jackson, and their repeated and flagrant efforts to
deceive the people witl regard to the true issue in
the elections (erroneoisly placing it upon the Ad
ministration and the flank,) have lietrayed their
want of candor and siicerity, exposed their cloven
j foot, ami plainly showi that their real object is to
promote the amoitioiisdesigns of the office-holders
candidate; and there can, therefore, lie no more
communion w ith themaud Democracy, than that of
light with darkness.
This individual, who has figured so largely in
the incipient insurrectionary movements 1:1 .hsis-
sippi, apiears to be a man of no ordinary eharac
ter. lie has been, we understand, for n.auv years
. :.i . .e ,. K,.ri. K.,!,l .in,! I.i.rli I
! ; . . . - ...!ho nut Ufif pi .' The y.enhvrs are too roiiijrh.
Iianded UepreUalioiis ameti lor nun a conspicuous
notoriety, .md the cognomination of the " Land j
M. (til m. m U i. v. i . w ...
1.-... " II o . ntcu-i...,! cmivirli. i.i- were effect- ,
ed u
d under circumstances full of incident peculiarly ! come, rouse her aflection, enkind.e the fires of her
trikinr, and wildly romantic. We give them as beart, and mark her then. How her heart s rength
ihey were hastily detailed to us, iv a very inlelli- j ens itself; how strong is her purpose. 1 lace her
rent and respectable Weorgiau, who has just re-
Fumed from the South Wet. They are as follows: j
Murrel had stolen, in Tennessee,several negrs j
and respH-ta!)ie Ceorgiau, who has just re- j 11
;d from the vuth West. They are as follows: j
urml t,,li. .. Tupinuicw eel cr-i I iu.rrrw : I
belon ri,r to a H .ntist pi-ewcher, and a Mr. Stew-
art, a very enterprisin and intelligent young gen- ! 'rehead ; praying tor life to protect the helpless,
tlcman went in pursuit of him. Stewart had no ! Transplant her into the dark places of the earth,
personal acquaintance with Murrel, but in the pur- i awaken her energies to action, and her breath be
suit he accidentally fell into his company, whan, by comes :i healing, her presence a blessing; she dis
some expression which escape 1 Murrel, Stewart ! P"los icch by inch, the stride ol the stalking pisti
with an admirable tact, drew from him his name ; . lence, hen ma ., the strong and brave, shrinks
upo w hich Stewart expressed his high admiration i away p ile and aili ighted. Misfortune daunts heiQ
of Murrel's character telling him, he had heard not ; she wears away a b!e of silent endurance, or
of his high chivalric exploits, and had long desired Z forward with less timidity than to her bndal.
to f dlow so gallant a 1 ader. Murrel, won bv Slew- L' prosp-'rity she is a bud lull of impris.)ned odors,
art's llatterv, an 1 his assumed character of a des- 'waiting but for the w inds of adversity to scatter
perado, c nli!entially couinrunicated to him the in- ' them aaroa 1 pure gold, valuable but untried iu
surreetionarv plot, whicli he and his banditti had : t, furnace. In short, woman is a niiracle, a mys.
then in embryo. Stewart immediately intimated a i ,er. Mrt. Arm S. Stephens.
desire to league himself with the great Chief, w liich '
of course, was readily granted. Murrel then in- j An Artcre? Ca'jht. The Magazine and Advo.
funned him, that the head quarters of the baud j cato s iv ,thnt w hile tlie M ,rmon Fr' p!iet,JoSinith,
was iu Arkansas, and that tie was on his way to was it: Ohio, engaged iu proseiv teing the people to
attend a meeting of the Grand Council, in that the faith of ihe 4 Golden Hible," he sought to give
Territory, and invited Stewart to accompany him. ; addition; solemnity to the Haptisiual rite, b af
Sfewart readily accepted the invitati ai; a!id, noon tinning flint on each occasion a:s a; gel would ap
his arrival with Murrel at their place of designa- p"ar to-. opposite side of the stream, and there
tion, was regularly inducted into the great c- ;ic!ave ; remain in if il the conclusion f t he ceren.ouv. Tiie
of the conspirators, '1 he mystic signs of toe ban 1,
such as the grip, countersign, &c, wen? then made
known to Stewart, and the whole plot, m all its de-
tails, deve:ojed to him.
Tno rand Council having adjourned, Murrel
. i . .. i . . .i ' . a i
U..I1 irMt wari, reiuliieu nigeioer lo ieiltlss-r-, .j.-ii, j.oto a uh- i.oioui'v "irauv hum. iii
the latter, l?ing in possession of the facts we have Suspicions, as to the incorporeal nature of the re
narrated, had Murrel arrested, tried, and s ; d to . jmted angel, at length induced a company of voir ; g
the Penitentiary. On his way from Ai Unnsas to men (unh-iiewrs "f" course) to examine the quality
Te ui ,'s-ee, Murrel communicated to Stewart the ' of the ghot, aod having secrete I themselves, they
fact which had probably been overlooked in the awaited its arrival. Their expectations were sooa
Council of there lieiug twenty or thirty w hite realized by it appearanec in its customary p-siti in,
men in (eorgia concerned in the plot, a id rushing from their lair, they succeeded in !hrc-
Our infirmant tells us, tnat Mr. Stewart is a ing it into the .stream, and ahhengh its efforts to
young gentleni.m of great respectability, indexable etcapft were pvverful, they succeeded in bringing
tin.iiii'ss, and m ''a liiig decision of character it in triumph, to the opposite side of the stn am,
and that his patriotic and gallant conduct, .ms eli- when, who should this supposed inhabitant oi' t!,e
'cited the gratitude and admiration of the peoplo of
M iss i ss i ppi . . 1 usta Ch n m icl e.
One clay last we.k, the vife of Mr. John Kean,
of this town, was surprised by finding on the ljoor,
close a,. mhi;.t, a very large brown adder
which bad ma-ie its way int the room unpereeived,
there lieing is tlie hai -e, at the time, no one but
herself and three small thil Iren. She imniediate
Iv seized the fir? shovel, and placing it upon his
neck kept him a prisoner, till she had sent her little
g, ..ear nan a nu.e , , auou,-, u , ,o..u
1 . 1 u- - 1. c . u 1
with two women, he omy assistance sne con pro-
cure. During all this tune, M rs. Kean held the
snake under her shovel, when the women with an
axe severed his head from .as Unly. He measured
tnree feet and a hail, and was of toe thickness of a
man s w rist Ilaho.rt ll I cess.
I use the word Anecdote, "Mr. Editor, in the old
sense, as being a "something'" as yet unpublished.
Dr. P., who is a very eiticient and cqi.bie editor
j - - - - - j j - - - - - j -1 t
one of the -most active and daring soldiers, that
strtnle his horse to meet his savage enemy iu (lie
last war Willi the Sacs a:ul Foxes, which closed
about Septemlier log. Strolling out from the
camp eaiiy one morning, accompanied by one of
his " fellows i:i arms," they suddenly met three In-
: lhvtltU.vs ,1Cy escad unhurt. The Doctor's,K,;oq,IK.kv Lr,,lJ;rt his rifle to Ins shoulder,
111. .iii.i iii.r i.iei.ii ioiiiui' ii.cii 119 .iiif iifix'fi
; his pistol, and another 44 son of nature" was brought
1 to the earth. As he approached his enemy, he
observed that though life was still in him, that
. death was perceptible in Ins eye. Having; no scaip-
i ing knife himseii, he drew; the Indian s, and began
ami irsiiau
to execute that which Indians of every tribe per-
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10. mi, 1 '". -.'-wii- 10 nm,t:iriiiBP ro,i;M;n 1
!,.,:-. i:.,,-....!,- .t.,n ti. ;t? ! ;;.. .. .;.n ;
. .
rvf.ili- in iuV.iiii'iu.i viu.i, inv- i;i ijo-u louiuu hiiim'
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01 imin 1 , u.iM'-i iiic "Livi.tiioii , iiu iaiit-:o ms oario
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fil, ; to the fo ltack wi,h h
firjn fixCl, 01 his conqueror. As the knife
S"U : m is a ho writhe.1,
, the Doctor with a great deal of sang froid, quite
r,u,lW Mlia,ked, Why did not you keep a sharper
1,. . ; ,.i.i 1. i., ' .
P 1 1 i i II I.' J 1 1 1 I II- H 1 1 tl. a J irr rt llilil S " I rai
nihl vvi
ith this remark he concluded his work. 2?u-
.,,.,, . .l)j;t.1,
From the Midifletoirn (Co?m.) Sentinel.
The facts communicated in the following notice
are believed to U? strictly true. The comnimiica-
tion is from the parties themselves, one of whom is ! ine starIl" declaration that he had 44 met the oe
personallv known to us: j vil out therein the old field, and we had a hard
Singular Marriage. In the month of January, 1 4i-r,lf-" 'The uov il !" squired the man of grog,
1817, Mr. Henry Rockwell and Esther Niles were " h"vv dld he !ook f' " U h-V ,ie "as black, and
united in the bands of matrionionv, bv the Rev. M ,uu a r""t Pa,r f horns." On reviewing the.
West of Last Hampton. In Oct.dier," 181 9, business jold of b;ittie the following morning, there was
called Mr. R-n kwell to Savannah, fro which place tiWl,i 'lcositestible evidence that fighting had been
lie intended to return in about six months; but tin- i done so,ve body. Temperance Star.
1 " . 1 . m '
loreseen circuuisiances prevenie i ms return until
the 4th of the present month, having been absent
sixteen years, eighl months, and twenty-seven davs.
During his absence, Mrs. Rockwell obtained a bill
of divorce, and was a second time married. With
her second huslmnd she lived until his death, w hicli
happened tho lsJlh of March, lol, and from that
to the present time she has remained a widow.
i,n turaay, t.m -itn instant, .vir. inkwell arnv
ed m Chatham, Last Hampton Niciety, and found
On Saturday, the 4th instant, Mr. R.ickwell arriv-
her that was once his wife, in the same house in
w hich he had left her in the year 1817, and on
Thursday afternoon, the 9th instant, they were
again united in the hands of matrimony, by the
Rev. Mr. Loper, of Middle Haddam. A short but
comprehensive address was delivered on the occa
sion. Like Noah's dove, that from the ark
Wtis sent forth nl! alone.
He found no ante to cheer his heart,
Entil he did return..
Woman, woman ! trueiy she is a miracle .
Place her amid lowers, foster her as a tender plant,
and she is a thing of fancy, waywardness, and some
thing of folly annoyed by a dew drop, fretted by
the toueh oi" a butterfly's wing, ready to faint at
t , a
the shouers too heavy, and she ,s overpowered byJ 01 n i.w -uuu. -' j
""o - - - - j
thins? s: o loves or pities, to protect, and ee her, as
related instance, raising her white arms as a
sh.eld.and as her own l! od crimsons ner upiun
hield, and as her own bl xl crimstns her upturned
rite was administered m the evening, in Grand
River, nmr PaiiirsvilJe, i,r by the prophet in 'r(
j son, but by h:s i!icieles. In agreement with the
'pnviielia - of the pn p let, on each occasion, a figure
in white, was seen on the p- site Ixmk, and the.
e. . r . i... e .:. e. .i . i.. : i
upper world be, but the Mormon Prophet bin. self
Rochester Re pit bliea n.
li'ck Dole fid' "I paid Captain Chronic a visit
one day and entered his room just as Mr. Doleful
was leaving it. Uoilul sigheo audibly, snook n.s
m 1 1 tto r-f 44 mir 14. ior trionI ntwi vi.tK
Ure Tm. fmm any other 1 shf!iJ h ive
construed into a hint that our "p-or dear friend,
was at his lust gasp; but, being acquainted with
Dr. Doh fill's ways, I approached the captain as u-u-al,
shook his hand cordially, and, in a cheerful Tone
inquired how fie was getting on. 44 Ah, my dear
1 t-
Mlow iui he, at the same time slowly lifting Ids
hea JVoW Uje fil.vuloUj tt r, ,at to
jt fj( , . yU you k ag if a
ho r,,t iere ulls'Sl)tne ,tl, in nie. u ,at
jr,,, ,,,re he ct s,fj three ti(nes a t!ay
; ua,ks info (he on as Jf he tho1,,l' j
bad'nt nerve to bear t be squeaking of a shoe ; touch-
j es the tip of one of my fingers, as if a cordial grasp
' vvmld shatter me to atoms; and says, "well, how
' ,1'ye do, Captain ?" Then he sits down in that
..'hair; speaks three words in two hours, and those
three in a whisper; puHsa lon face; squeezes out
.. o... 1.:
11 v j 1110 ui riiitii
undertaker countenance lovver-
; hig over ine all the w bile ! I'm not a nei vous man,
Imt ;" and he here rose tVom his sofa, struck a.
blow on a table which made every article up'n it
spin, and roared out in a voice loud enough to be
heard from stem to stern of ids old seventy f-ur,
; the Thutultrer: "I'm not a nervous man; but
' larse to my own funeral, with him tolhwm
chief mourner!"
i A man of the middle class of society at Berlin,
lately took it into his head to abandon his occupa
tions and set up for a fortune-teller, and attracted
'crowds of credulous persons. Among the rest
was a female servant, to whom he predicted that
siie should die on a scatlold, The girl became so
ilepressed that it was remarked by her mistress ;
who, having extracted the secret, recommended
. . . - ,
: "r j "' ' ' '? y
'er disguised as a lady of rank and wealth. Th
I vuivie'ii i J. IK tl ivril
,. 1 v . ,
I ,lo v was cunsoieuce-st ruck, and confessed that she
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1 ri.ii lie.i riiilt.- t .1 int ii.t..,, 11..... 1... .1
' - " t-- , v. iuiMuiii.iin. tins, me UP
pxet as well as herself was taken into
I ' he s,ected of having been privy
j t0 the Cnme'
I A fht trifl the Peril. A toper in a certain
I county in Virginia, wending his way home from a
.rro.rcrerv alter ni..l,t swiofm0i:n iL.
r- fn- J " ivrvu, ttllU SiUIKJn
. '
times on a.11 fours, was in tiiis last position met, as
we suppose, by a wicked goat, who had learned to
but, and who made instant fight with the son of
Hacchus. After battering the poor fellow to his
satisfaction, he was permitted to return to the rog.
man, w ith broken head and bloody face, and with
Kare Accomplishments. A 'Tcntleman observed
to Henrv. Prince of Prussia, that it M.n verv mm
7 - . - ...... -u-aT -
to find genius, wit, memory, and judgment, united;
in the same person. "Surely there is nothing as-,
tonishing in this," replied the Prince. " Genius
takes its daring flight towards heaven he is tho
eagle. Wit moves along by fits and start he is.
the grasshopper. Meinorv marches backwards
j he is the crab. Judgment drags alone slowly "
j he is the tortoise. How can vou exnect that aU Va
ovv can vou exnect that all
these animals should move in unison ?"
A Yankee Shot. A good story is told of a ma
jor and another Yankee. A Yankee says to a Ma
jor, 44 Can xou shoot a rifle, Major?" 44 Pretty
considerable," says he. 44 1 can hit a chip in the
air," says the Yankee, 44 fiv e times out of six shots,"
The Major replied, 44 Well I can beat that, I guess,
lor I can hit one seven times in four sho."
" Well," .,ays the other, 44 that's enomdi we won't
waste powder, and I knock under."

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