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THE RUTLAND HERALD.
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HISTORICAL INCIDENTS OF
niiis is ii n i.am).
AHiut I7cj n schoul-hou'c frnmrd
! chip-boarded, situalcd in the North
Kal riirncr f the village square, mid
r! rtclly South of the old hay scale,
Jiilhc Full of 1 711S tfiv printing
I.f of Anthony Haswcll, located in the
ioih-Wct corner of the ill.ft vqunre
lulwcti tin: Itank and dwelling house
..f . 'I'. Hodges, a one lnry building,
a. humt. On the 3bt October 17'J'J,
tin: Legislature then titling in Kutl.ind,
pi's dan net rantiii u lottery to
)laell to ra'uu X'l'JH, to repair the
damage sustained hy the fire. .'1 Dee.
lb).') the dncllin: hone of Daniel
Oliver, (a colored mnti) itunlell near
llolxTt l!nniey ilwellin, was burnt.
..u i en. ioio, i uc uwe iinj' noi e or
.liilin 1' i'IiIiiii urn l.ntiit ..ii K'.lil.nili
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moMiing Ireore, light fire caught from
!.(. in wooden iomI. iJOth Nov.
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i.-. ii, .i -iiTiMiiin near niiineriniiii rain ,.,,..,: r , ! i i
lemplation of eicnce, n cloud-wrapt
nan burnt. April I82C, the out-build- phere, n world of rugged mountains
int of Mom: l?tcr, including cidtr- ' and stormy deep. We Mudy, we rea
n. ill niwl granary, lumb.r, grain, Are., 1 M'"' ,,c lcV,ale- . climb the giddy
ite burnt fire caught from alie in
(wJen-vTi.'l os estimated by own
. n. ar S0f)0
Fi b. 1 80
I!) lijuiuin Fay
I In; dwelling house of
a long one-Mory build-
i i, in the Wet treet was burnt los
..timnUdS.'iW. 1 lib of May IHaO,
Saturday in the afternoon, the Masonic
Jlge, the ccond tory of the corner
t.'iilding opK.iite Itatretl & Sun' Store
w.n burnt out, leaking the lowei Mory
lid the wall manding the engine
Suan,' and the hidic doing yeonian'ii
ervicc on that occasion. 2: Id Nov.
13H, in the morning, before light, the
r.ixcrn house and hcd (not the bai n)
of J C. Thrall, Mtuated at the corner
in Wckt Uutl.iud village, insured in Mu
tual Insurance Company, the building
for tttOO and a fiuall um on the er.
16th May, TucMlay, about 11
1'. M., the Machine Shop of .lame Por
ter, situated 3-1 of a mile North of tho
Court lloute win di-cocrcd to be on
fire building consumed, content ruin
ed, uniiuurcd, los estimated 20l0.
18lh Nov. 1843, Saturday night, the
I'upcr Mill at Centre Holland, owned
one half by William Fay' estate, one
futnth by .lame Porter, one fourth by
lit ndcr.-oii, with all the content,
and tlit just fini-dicd Grit Mill of Jas.
Porter, near by, were burnt intended
t 1 hac lieen insured the next week.
On i lie night between FriiUy the 1 Ith
rd Satunlay the 12th July, 184.', the
i lling hou-e, torc, and out-building
f Ik estate of F. A. Fuller, imurcd
ni the Ktua Insurance Co for 8700,
th' tatcrn liiuc and out building of
the estate f A. W. Heed, (purchased
by Kli4ia Warner.) iuurcd in the Vt.
Mutual Insurance Co., the dwelling
)Ufc, Hoic, and out-buildings formerly
flwncd by Thorns Hooker, were en
tirely coinunied. About II o'clock,
the weather wa quite warm, no wind
fiimng the engine 'Torrent' and citi
en from far and near, including many
ljlic, jujt uflicd to prevent the llaiuc
.w-p,s vcr buildings, the ncaret of
h.ch wa. already blackened with the
skiing heat oa fire bu,u few
lb April, 1810; Tuelay in ihe f-.
ttrooon, llw dwelling house and oui-j
building of Wn. Alvord, insured in 1
ihe Mutual 1 osur&ncc Co the cabinet
hop of R. IL Thrall, uninsured, and
the brick shop of John Price, uninsured
re burnt, 13 Fires in all.
Ii"? upo i
C7"Tle AlUinq KnicLtrloelrr don
ntt lo mc it young lady pounding upon
I'" "k Pf"r, "e her early aje a civiliialon, placed a gen
toother i wavhlng In the kitchen, arid Juj of n divinity by the side of every
Ur little broiher andsiMer arc run- Hng. which gushed from the took or
'Z "boot witb
dirty laws anu torn,
Mr. Partington if of the opinion
tUt Mount Vcrorius should take Town.
T Samparilla, to rur itself of e
ruptions. The old lady thinks it has
ba romtimj so long, oothlng else
May on iu Jtomack,
TIIK SUPREME POWER.
IJT UHTAIUI CV KUeTT.
MbLlUt tho ,.,,drV..ol n..
The mine remark iinlii, with
ilf. uj.,lau. "v..;., nr ..:
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mruiue ever started, none more
travagnnt enn be named tlun that
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(iiril of religion. Tlifv
eem to u. on
me ery contrary to lea.I the inquirer,
; e,. by Me(..into the irnmcliate prw-
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j etoninl character. on the ide of iU b
, Mid cJ.Mtd piercing niountnins or are
, wrought into the y cry rtilxtanco o( tin
, Mra'a. that coniw-e it mirfucc f ami
which are, al.M) day by day and hour hy
hour, at work to feed ths firei of the
I wilcano, to iwiur forth its molten tide,
I or In comHiund the vilubriou element
of tin: mineral fountain which spring
in a tiiounnnU valley. In gazing nt the
Harry beaten, till loriou h they are,
; we miik uniler tlie awe ol their inagm
, tude, the mystery of their secret nnd re
cipriK-al intluf rice, the bewildering con
ccplioii of their diMance. Sense and
vience are nt war. Tlie parklin em
uiai K'i'icr on inc nrow ot main m
comerteil hy rcicncc into a mighty orb
( the ourccof lihtand heat, the cell-
ire ot attraction, (lie nun of a syteru
; like our own. The beautiful planet
! which linger in the western sky when
i tlie sun Dim -;onnilown, or herald the
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'i""in. wi iiiiinuii" h Mils'; iiiiiu anil
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lonely oeami eem to i-hed n spirit of
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l .lll l ll l v. Ilfll IIIIITllTI'll Willi KllllllllCJ
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nor far removed fiom devotion, into the
vi-ry heart of him who wander forll
in hmuikic io neiioiu it iiii the con
in Htltlndc to behold it is in the
riiiii'iKi in iiiuiiciion up io tne very
tiir. e burrow the wing ol the
lM)ldet nnalysi and flee to the upper
most part ot creiitiou ; mid then Abut
ting our eye on the rndinnt points that
twinkle in the vault of night, the well
instructed mind ee, ox:ning before it
in mental vision, lupcndou mechan
ism of the heaven. Ita planets gwell
into world, ll elouded stni, recede,
expnnd, b come central sun, and we
hear the rush of the mighty orb that
circle round them. The lumd of Ori
on are loosed ; and the sparkling ray
which cro each other on hi- belt, are
n'Milvrd into floods ef light, streaming
from hVriteni to system, ncro the illim
itable pathway of the outer heavens.--The
conclusioiM which we reach lire
oppreiiely grand and sublime; the
imagination t-ink under them; the
truth h too vat, too remote from the
prcmUe from which it is deducted ;
and man, oir, fniil man, ink back in
to the innocence of a child orChnldean
chepherd, the quiet and beautiful star,
iu he sees them in the simplicity of
llut in the province of geology, there
are some subject in which the sense
seem, a it were led up into the labo
ratory of divine power. Let a man
fix hi eye upon one of the nimble col
umn in the Capitol at Washington.
Ho sees there n condition of the earth's
surface, when the psbble of every size
and form, and material, which compose
Hit singular species of tone. where
held suspended in the medium in which
they nre now imbeded ; then n liquid
sea of marble, which was hardened into
the solid, lustrous and variegated mass
before hi eye, in the very substance of
which he behold a record of the con
vulsions of the globe.
I.M him go and stand upon the side
of the crater of Vesuvius, in the ordi
nary stale of it eruptions, and contem
plate the glay stream of molten rocks
Unit ooze quietly at hi feet ; encasing
tne suiince or this mountain, a it cools,
wnii a mosi oincK auu siygian cru?i or
li-htinr UN it Mdes at niht with s.renks
,.f I,.,:.! . 1 ... 1. r..:.i, .1 ,1 !
canie islands, which arose, a few vears i hat art,cle """-'d that a new tnva
since, in the neighborhood of .Vulia, ston was on foot, arid Went on to show
loutiiig flame from the depth of ihe ' tuat the difficulties to be encountered
sea ; or accompany one of our own
navigators from Nantucket to the An-
tnrtic ociain, who finding ihe centre of .
n small island to which he wa in I he
habit of resorting, sunk in the interval
of two of his voyages, sailed through ,
an opening ,n it .de. where the oct.n "
had found its way, and moored hi ship .
the smouldering crater of a recently
him iun-ev th.. sirikln r,i,.i.mnnn
which ha led u to tin train of remark 1
a mineral fountain, of salubrious j
iulitie, of a temperature greatly above 1
llmf nl IllA ftllrlf-i. tA 111,. r,l. .n f 1.. '
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tvgien where it i found, compounded i
with numcroiu ingredient in acomtant
l ,u,HJri.o..,. u on ,o ,.. wren
turning from t .$eervt sprin4, r. at the j
present day, at least for eighteen bun.
Iirej ,cari unchanged, m.exhau.n-.L ,
Tlie reli2ion of tb elder w.rld in an
itoue.1 from tl... i..m .r il.. Mr-t.
Surely it would be do wenknei for si
thoughtful wan who diould retort , for
the reoovaiion of a watted frime, to
one of those salubrious mineral fount
ain, if he draak in tbeir healing wa
ters a a gift turn tbe outstretched,
though laririble hand of an ererywbeie
frcieot aad btcigcaot Toircr.
from Dm- N Y Courier trni Knimrer.
INVASION OF CUHA.
c nsre on to Im-mctc llinl the
tiing CmUi hat been renewed, under
I 1 ."" attended the
llnunil Inland extmJition. Vn lmi
letter frnm NVw Mrl..,.. r..
'- .v'.-i. 1 1 v. 1 1 1 ivvriiiLCS
fill 1 1 . I l ..II I". I !
imi,uc,, information on the uhirct
on the 'iiliiect .
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. rr.rm In .Ir.nl. i
lllul fltfl f.l-
, tcrnpt j, rIjou (o u if ,m
.,10l alrtn.ly ln.-rei
U- ,ie of Mav. ft
renewed. A letter
Ihe incredulity which prevnil, upon the
, mngemenu for carry inc it into etfeet
were progressing with great rnpiditv.
and upon a large seal. On tho 2d two
ship fully loaded with passengers, o.
tenihlc emigrant for California, ft
New Orleans for Chargres, and within
ten days previous, more than a Moi
Htmi men had embarked from that city,
all of whom, there was good reason to
believe, weru enlisted in the tame un
dertaking. Nonn of them we learn, were recruit
ed at New Orleans, but they all came
from the interior, or from the neighW
ing Slates many of them from Ala
bama; and on reaching tlx: cily they
were immediately and quietly embark
ed on board the vessels in waiting for
them. Another correnndeiit stales
that he knows of three large steamship
that are encased injhe eiilernrise. one
of which left New Orleans a few day
since with 300 men. A sailine: vessel
with over 200 mu to leave on the 4th.
We understand that in thn cily nUt,
person have been encaged within the
last few week upon a service the nature
of which was not disclosed to them.
They were ofl'ereil liberal pay in ad
vance, ninl were reiiuired to proceed to
New Orleans, where they would receive
All these circumstances, with others
of a similar character which is not no
eery to detail, render it extremely
probable that New Orleans was to be
the starting point of the Kxpcdition.
though the place of rendezvous is not
known. All the movements in that city.
our New Orleans correspondents state,
have been so cautiously taken, ns to
preclude the posibility of legal inter
ference. Generals Lopez and Gon-
zai.ks were in New Orleans incotinito
on the 1st of May, and casual observers
noted the unusual number of new faces
in town. Gen. Quitman was in that
ily a few days previous, and it was as
serted and generally credited, that he
originally intended to resigh his office
as Governor of Mississippi, ninl take
command of the expedition. His pres
ence in New Orlean, however, led to
warm remonstrances on the pari of per
sonal friends, and it wns believed thnt
he had been induced to change his pur
The number of men cnL'affod in this
expedition is said to be larger than ;
il.ni ,r .i3 . i ,i . I
that of those engaged ... the prev.oiiF
nttomnf lf hfia Knnn ctotini nr, I.:,,!,
oo i.,vvu or iii,uto, uui una was cv-'
idently an cxnggcration.
persons, however, who have good op
jiortuuitic of forming an opinion,
state in letters that 4000 or f000 are
undoubtedly engaged. They appear
ed to have plenty of money, though
it is stated that the men engage for 1
no stipulated pav, but mainly on as-1
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surances of rich rewards from plun-
dcr and confiscations if the expedition i
proyo successful. Ihey are assured,
in the strongest terms, by their lead-
crs, that the Island is utterly utipre-
pared for resistance, that the forts
are defenceless, the troops disaffected,
officers as well as wen, and that the
great mass of the inhabitants will rise
and join the invaders, as soon as a
landing shall have been effected. j
Wo find no mention of any of these
matters in our New Orleans papers,
. -.1 .1 . 1 .- f A .
whh ,hc ,0 cxcc.)t;on of tho'jju,
i.,,- .. 1 t .1 ivi 1 . .- 1
I,,n' h,Cll PubHshcd ail artlclo On
the general subject a lew days since
were greater than had been foreseen,
and especially, that the Spanish an-
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thonties bad vessels of war enough
on the coast of Cuba to prevent a
landing. eThis, however, docs not
BeCtn certain. The Southern Coast
0f Cuba is some 700 miles in extent.
"iT.M ,, r '
a"( !l.ffwlure acllv,e I
commanueu oy ianKce omcers Irotn
evading their watch, and cffcctfrif a
'a,lJ'g. In a sea-fight, the Spanish
force would, probably, provo easily
victorious ; but, if a body of 4000
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VI www IUII nun iMUIV'l, ftUUUlU UU
lauded, the Island would not get rid
0f tj,etn witliout a good deal of trou-
, The atest accounts, t w i n-
rcmcmbere.l, state that the Cholera
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waS P"' f 1 IIava',B.' all! ln tl"
cr irX of Vuha a"'f lllal ,U rjva-
ges among ths troojis had Lecti extcn
We learti from pretty good authori
ty, that although the utmoet care had
been taken to proerrc perfect secresy
among mote cr.gaeu in getting up
tlie exrditinn in New Orh-at. tl.ern i
were still wie among them, by whom i
n .1 . f 1
au uimr BMTcnwiui were rcguiariy ro
ported to lite Cutan authontici.
This If the subiUcce of iuforma-
THURSDAY EVENING, MAY
I tion nc haro received in private Jet-
j .v vmi nil, incv arc
i from kunrwi whirl. !.. J....I
of the correct ncM of the
statement they contain. They nil
agree in declaim;; the exigence nnd
rapid progress of such an expedition,
anil that tuc denouement was cIojc at
HF. VOLUTION AKY ANF.C'DOTK.
A story is told of a Sergeant who
travelled through the wood of New
Hampshire, on hi way to the American
Army, which will show the character
of tho Indian.
He had twelve men with him. .Their
route wa far from anv settlement uml
I hey were obliged every night fueump in
the wood, the Sereeaiit had wen n
R'umI deal of tho Indian, nnd uiiderntood
them well. F.arly in the afternoon, one
d.'iy.a they were marching nn.ov er bogs,
swamps, and brooks, under the grent ma
ple tree, a body of Indians, more than
their own numbers, rushed out upon n
hill in front of them.
They appeared to be p.h used at meet
ing with the ser-'cant and hi men. I
They considered them their best friends.
For themselves, tiny bad taken up the
halchet fur the Amcriiin nnd would
si-alp and strip thco rascally English
for them like so many wild eats. "How
do yen do, pro?" (meaning brother,)
said one and "How do you do V contin
ued another ; and so (hey went ale ut
shaking hand w ith the sergeant and hi
They went off at last; and tho ser
geant, having marched on n mile or two.
hailed in men ami uddiesscd ilictnthu.
My brave fellows," wo must use all
possible raution, or before morning we
shall all of u be dead ni'-n. You "re
ionized, but depend upon me, these In
dians have tried to put out suspicion.
You will sec more by and by.
They concluded finally to adopt the
follow scheme for defence. They en
camped for the night near a stream of
water, which proteeled them from be
hind. A large oak wo felled and a
brilliant fire wa kindled. Each mnn
cut a log of wood about the size of hi
body, rolled it up nicely in a blanket
and put his hat on the end of it, nnd
laid it before the fire that the enemy
might take it for a man.
Thirteen log were filled out in this
mnnner representing the sergeant and
hi twelve men. fhey then placed
themselves, with loaded guns, behind
the fallen tree. Ily this time it was
dark but the fire was kept Ixrning till
midnisht. The sergeant knew that if
they ever came, ihgbwnuld come now.
A tall Indian wjPlcn through the
glimering of the fiBtvhich was gelling
low. He moved fard them skulk
ing na an Indim always does. Heseem-
, cd to suspect at first that a guard mijiht
'' waImg. but seeing none, ho came
,0, "'ore 7'" '"T1 1,18 "T
nnd wns seen lo movo hi finger a be
coun(, lll(J tllir(e,jn mc g, 7. M ,
.... ' to
lie counted them again, and retired.
Another came up and did the same.
Then the. whole sixteen in number,
came up and glared silently nt the logs
till ihey seemed satisfied that they were
fait asleep. Presently they took aim,
fired the whole number of guns upon
,,K!. '"""l J-0"''' war-whoop, nnd
(T."e" ,Hr"r" ' mar' n" ''P
their supposed victims. Ihey were r-
J , h(j M am,.,
ntli 'l)ut Jm (f ,,e. Indian was left to
tc th,. fclory of that night. 'The ser-
gcant and hi men reached the army in
A Goon Itttsit Axkcdotf. The
Philadelphia Sun publishes an anecdote
recently related in that city by the Rev.
Dr. Dill of Ireland, ns follow :
Some year ago when the beauli'ul
P"'ning of Adam and Eve was exhibi-
"i'1 in In;llin.,J. became the chief topic
of Cfi!il"ers:il inn. ViimHe. u iwvir. r.n.
.... " I .""a
ged illiterate peasant went to see it.
The light wa? so arranged as to reflect
on the picture, nnd lo have the specta
tor at the same time in darkness. 'The
iea!int. as he entered the room to see
His tirt parents, was struck witb so
much astonishment, that ho remained
seechle for some moments. Ilest'od
in. . . .. 1 ., 1
like a Manic nnu as inougn 111 icci
were inrorpirated with the oaken ibwr
of the room. At Iiut with an effort. h
turned to hi acquaintance nnd said,
'Harney, I'll n!rer ay another word a- j
been in tl
iiiam in an my me, ior n i uai j
the garden 1 would have nit '
ptile in it for the sake of such ii !
lovely rmiir a hve. It i needlesw lo
ndd, that this was received with rounds
Ai.-istocuacy Itcruov i:n 'Ought
we not to lm ennobled for the viriuei of
our father?' asked a defender of ari
locracy. 'H; the same rule, ought we
not to be disgraced for their vices,' re
plied a lady, 'o if one man i Imnged
for his misdeeds lei all hi posterity be
hanged ufler him.'
J )" fUilit(l bttr (JiunnulM-d llir noni
tr cil txirr UM-d in tnjUuiJ oO.'SW wiluui
trn Jttt, sud Ibrw snmnl,j m ell oxen,
tie ooh scrcc 1 uwd lr titiiurlalMn, tod
lliut lb -rin tod food whicii Ihr eO,O0O
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.v v. iui ukmj luiiiuury iTClM-Cll VMVII
'"' Uod uwd for ii rruwUi of,
tn,J " oUi 10 tU 'owUi r
rrja tLi. fur lit aum.lv tr Ln.4."
jttia Wir, fur lh jjJ'I of trstd.'
Litt erk t Ml. Crotirr tlird m lltjifti,
Vt, tl Itiftitttwdibir; -t vf 107.
KU.viaa I IV ADVENTURE OF A
SUirWKECKEl) Pit INTER
Hy the steamer Cherokee, bringing
Um California mud, wr received u let
ter dated Honolulu, Sandwich Island
.Inn. 1, IB.iO, written by an old friend
and fellow printer, win wo adventure"
have been so much out of the common
order llial we extract u part of hi let
tcr for the amusement of our reader.
The writer left New Yoik in J84C, n
a full private In Col. Stevenson' regi
ment. After the wnr were orer, he
remained in California, where he win
employed by Gen. Vellejo a it enrptn
ttr nt the limn when the gold mine
were discovered. He of course tool
hi chance nt the gold digging, hut toon
abandoned the business. When we last
heard from him (previous to the letter
recciveil m Friday) he wn one of the
publisher of the Californinu. He writes
that he soon abandoned the speculation
He concluded hi adventure for tin
present bv being wrecked one ilay nt
Honolulu, nnd marrying the daughter
of the chief of the village on tlie fol
lowing Sunday llut let him speak for
The paper was slow pay in those
j times, so 1 sold out toy infere.-l nnd
. earned only two or three thousand dol
! lars, which I spent. Speculated a lillle,
however, nnu did well fulled in some
things, but made up in other. On the
9lh of October Inst, in company with
seven, I left San Francisco on n visit to
the "Iteatitiful Islands," intending after
ward to sail to China, make our wny
overland to IiiH.-ia, wheru I have nu
uncle, and thence In England, where I
could take passage for home. On the
28th at noon, when wo were within two
lengnc of the linrlxir of Honolulu, it
came on to blow a gale. We stood off,
nnd succeeded in worrying out ihegale,
but just a wo were entering the mouth I were accordingly driven into the current '
of the. harlxir it came on lo blow veryjnnd started actus the river 1
hard from the North-west, and in
minute we were hard uml fast 011 I lie
shoio I rushed to my chest for my
dunes, nnd had barely lime to secure
them when the hull parted, keeled over
and filled. I secured a spar, and clung
lo it and the tluit like 'grim death to a
After being in the water about three
quarters of an hour, lashed by the surf
and bruised by the spar, I gained the
shore. I kissed the earth where I first
slopped, and determined never lo leave
il. Having sixty-live tmiind of gold
dust about my person, beside three, or 'determined resolution. On 'Tuesday,
.' .. . .. . .ii'..... .e 1 1 :
four hundred dollar in gold coin. I
was completely exhausted, and turned
in for the night (fifr night it began to
be) under a iocoii nut tree, where I
slept soundly till twelve or one o'clock,
when 1 awoke so cold and sore from my
bruises that 1 could scarcely move. To
mv "rent iov I discovered a fire about
11 "half a mile lo the We-I. It proved
to be a village ot the natives (Kanakas,)
who, on learning, by signs, my niisfor
tune, stirred up the fire, gave me sonif
boiled pork, bread fruit,) am and a va
riety of eating matter. After 1 had
disposed of this I turned in on some
mats, where I slept soumlly mil i 1 sun
ri.-c. when 1 nrosi. After I had made
my toilette I was intrmlurcd to the
chief of the village. He is of high
rank and much respected. His inline
is Kaniii, and be is related to the King
of the Nlands. He i ery polite, ami
speaks English fluently, offered tne a
hou-e, some land, and hi daughter in
marriage, if I would live wilh hi tribe
uml instruct them, as far a I was abb-,
in the arts of civilization. I I banked
him for his offer nod told him I would
think over the mailer.
After this interview I went down lo
the biacb, accompntiied by a party of
the natives, lo look after tin: wreck, but
nothing could be seen save the spar on
which I came iisbote. When 1 discov.
ercd the sad reridt of the sloim, I sut
down on the bench ami wept like k
child 1 hud on the only friend that
I have had since I left my home. Hut
tears are of no avail, so I made up my
mind to bear it, nnd accept the offer of
the chief mid become hi son. I accor
dingly, on my return In the village, in
formed the chief thnt I would accept
hi offer. He immediately introduced
me to the fair one. Her name i Ni
aara Mary. She is of a light copper
color, fourteen years old, five feet fnur
inches high, small band and foot, black
hair and eyes, and above all very affec
tionate, ller dress consi-ted of a fad
ed blue sntliu skirl, coming no lower
llx.n !(.. t-n.i.. nir.oKUL.ind nil, I l..r.!r
arid a curiouslvw rought liead head diess.
She was by no means bashful, and none
loo modest. She r.il on my knee and
kis-ed me, ami when 1 asked her if she
would marry me, she said ), without
the slightest hesitation, and expressed n
wih that the ceremony -hould lake
place on tbe following Sunday, saying
that a missionary would bo thereon that
day. This I agreed lo, when she re
warded me with a kisr, ami ran off to
The following day I visited the capital
and purchased the wedding dre for my
lady and myself, together with some
prei nit for ihe bride, and on Sundav
we twain were made one. rlesh '
On Monday my faiher-iii-law, at my
request st u-wtu men at woik getting
out cocoa-nut log to build my boute.
and In thb course of ten days, a very
substantial dweling, 10 fret fiont, 23
- , f. 11
...... " "
Tldt I the only building of the kind
in I be village, all the other bing built
of reed tnd mud. Tlie chief it very
much pleased witb 11, and 1 Lope th.t
within a jear the whole v illngo will lie
of log houses. I have etTend to fui
nish axe nnd other tools, and I think
the unlive will build themselves Utter
I urn perfectly contented with my fit
ntion, nnd think mine ri peculiar hnppy
lot. After so lung a struggle with the
world ' oor a a rat ' sticking tyn
ior a living to i! cast shore witn n
KH'ket full of locks uniting the friendly
snvnges, in this lonclv cliumle.
I am still a good whig, nnd mv second
girl turn out to be a boy, he shnll be
called Henry Clay. Hy the wny, I
think ofWilnliritf the pro'tccl of annex-
ation of hi lliiwnain majesty's domin
ion to the United Slates."
From Ihr t-'rank. W. VV. IWilrw.
THE CHEAT SWIMMKIl.
i;nkx.v.mi'I.ki) kkvt w srii,N(.-jn
AMI KNUI'ltANO K
vv o no not know Hint wo linve ever
either beard or read of n moro singular
instance of strength and endurance in
ii hone, than is evidenced in the follow
ing incident furnished us by our friend
dipt. William A. Slepbeiison, of this
county. In .Inntinry hist, ( apt. Ste
phenson started south with a drove of
mule und horses, und proceeded with
them its far n the junction of the llig
v arrior and Little Wnrrior Rivers,
where they form the Ulnck Warrior, in
lUouiit County, Aliibamn. Hern hu
found ihe bridge across the llig War
rior the usual crossing place had
been swept away by tho high vva'ers,
and the ferry Inrnt entirely I mi small
and frail to carry hi stock over in safe
ty. He nt once determined In swim
them across ns the only means left of
eiiiitihn'' In nt
to proceed wilh tleni
proiiiptlv to his desliuatioii, nnd they I
v ith great iliHicully they lanih d . safe
with the execpt'ou of 11 large chestnut !
sorrel, w ho probably entering the Mrcnui .
loo low, was swept gradually down by
the lorce ot Hit; current till its depth
nnd rapidity, ami the steepness of the
river bunk rendered it impossible to get
him out. Capl. Stephenson followed
him along the bunk for several miles,
from half p:il two o'clock Monday af
ternoon, until lale at night, when it be
came Ion dark to fee him, the horse still
swimming ngninst the current, and pre
senting its whole force with the m.st
apt. Meplienson ottered a reward lo
any one who should get him out alive j
n number of the neighbors watched the
gallant swimmer, but without being able
lo make any successful allenipt towards
bis rescue. Several time he made
towards the bank, hut il rocky sleep-ne-s
prevented his gelling a foothold
"d sent him back lo bullet vainly
pi'iisi "o sweeping cm rem.
Al nne time 11 heavy piece of limiting
drift wood stiuck his back, mid even
with this heavy burden pressing on him,
he struggled upwiuid as bravely but as
ineffectually 11 before. The dinkness
of the night again hid him fiom their
view, nnd none believed that lie could
survive the long and chilling struggle.
On Wednesday morning, however, the
. i .1 , . , , .
vvaicuers on ine oaiiK again imimi I mi 1
noble animal some miles lower down,:
still with his bead up stream, ami brave-'
ly contending with the cold and power-
fill current. 'Through nil thnt day he ,
maiuiaiiicil his pi sitiou against the
slieain, though still carried further don n i
every liour, until towards night, he
neaied a lemiMirarv island formed bv a
slue miming over the lower giound :
ll,,.l""""K At Ibis punt a woithy
fanner of the neighborhood, Mr
John Porter, succeeded in turning liim
low aid the island, which, with greal
difficulty, be succeeded in reiicliiitj..
So soon us lie saw him suf'uly landed,
Mr. Porter procured a bulti r aud at
gicat 1 ersouul haard, about 8 o'clock
Wednesday night, wudid through the
slue, supporting himself by the brush
and undergrowth, until he leached ihe
island, a distance of some 70 or 80
jards, from whence he 1.0011 returned
with the gallant 'wimmer,' safely and
successfully. Chilled, wearied, m,l worn
down with the long struggle from Mon
day afternoon at 2 1-2 o'clock, till Wed
nesday night at H o'clock, he wa hardly
able to walk, but the kind care and at
lenlioii of Mr. Potter, in the course of
a few weeks, has perfectly restored him
to hii wonted energy ami life. Fifty
tin fo hour constant struggling, niglii
and day, ngninst the swelling current of
such a stream Hluck Warrior, with,
out fid or nvl, is an exhibition of
ittengih and emluiaiirc which we have
never In fine known, and which a Wil
liamson Hi rje, lit e 'Swimmer,' we pie
nine could ulone perforin. The fa'.t
that it was done i in oritcslihlc.
Capl. Slepheiiion, the owner of I he
bere, i. u el' known amongst u us a
gi ntlemiin of com Iness and inlegiily,
ami wlio-e ttal) m nl are both truthful
and reliable. Hetiile this, the fuel it
ll'l fullber ronlirtned by Mr. Porter,
Mr. Alexander, Mr. Golibby, K.q.
Iluffttultle, and a ninnlwr of other gen.
glemnn in thai iirighboihnod, all of the
liiglie.l respectability, Slid ev e.w iliie.se
lo tbe scene. Wn challenge either hi.-
lory or personal experience, l-ew beie,
to Ix-at it. Cnpt. Steven.on tiie the
borr on hi leiurn borne, swiiemiig
setertl stream with him, mid b- i now
looking sound and well, nnd in a thriv
ing (ondilion as ever, though the maik
ol Ihe heavy drifl-wrx d on hi back,
and the srart on hi knen fn ui his rr
fattd effort 1 lo climb ihe river bunk, I
iill remained Inpiove his power of en
durance, nnd mark Hi fat a ono une
qualled by his kind.
HONESTY THE REST POLICY.
About Ihirly yean ago llif r lirtd
Ihe Susquehanna a negro, wKo ImmI tW
good foi Iiiiiu to own n cow. Hut by
foreeen ctmimUncc ho had liceav
deprived of (ho mean of ulcnance
for her. How lo keep hi cow frvnii
Marring, was now 4ie exciting ques
tion. He w a honri lo a fault, and de
lated tin; namn of thitf; but after can
vasslng the subject In different ways lia
wns fun-cd to come lo tho conclusion
that tho cow must ciihcr die or ho sunt
go lo hU neighbor' Imrn and nt awnn
hay for her. So accordingly vuot
one night and began to pilch uT quui
tity lo lake home. At llw same tlmit
he was continually talking aloud lo him
self, and saving, 'Honesty is ihe best
onry, but my cow shall not die. Al
List, however, his honest nature tri
umphed, uml he commenced pitching
the bay back on the mow, snymg -'Honesty
i the bcsl policy, and my cow
Mill then thoughts of hi dcstituln
cow ngniii nro.'e in his mind, and he a
gain pi'ched the hay olf the mow.
Honesty is the best indicy,' cried lie,
'but my cow shu'l not die,' again did the
voice of conscience tell him he win do
ing w rong ; ami again did he pilch ihn
hay into it place. 'Honesty I the best
Kilicy, and my cow shall die ;' saying
which he laid don n the folk nnd went
home. 'My cow shall die, but ( will
not steal for her
llut hi cow Jived, and had plenty lo
eal, uml he did not steal it. ho, for the-
' ry next day the farmer brought him n
load of Iniv, sav ing to him, 'hnticKtv i
'he hesl policy, but 3 our cow shall not
I he poor negr win ov rrwl.elmned
and ronlii.nl. Il w as ev idi-nt that tho
farmer had heiiid his nililoquy the
night before ami had taken lliii plan to
reward linn tor Ins honesty
ami ih'iiikid the donor very
telling him lie had a rd him from In
coming .1 dishorn si man. The ory
hits its own moral.
Washington, Monday, May 13.
Siavti:. The gnlleiies nnd floor were
deiiM'ly crowded, .'Ir Cla 1 eing cxprt
eil to sp'iik.
Mi wickiii'im iutr iliiced a bill author
izing the coinage of a (Yiit-pict c'diiupis
edof iiipp-r and silver, the coinage of a
TlnciMciit piece ami to nemo the le-voin-nge
of the small Spanish smd other foieign
Al about I o' Iim k the S'cniilo proceed
ed to the iiiiisiileiatinn nftlie Hill lo admit
California into tho l'uiii, establishing
Territorial (imcuimcnt for New Mexico
and I'tiih, and making propiPiiU to Tex
as for the settlement of llm Western and
Mr Clny proceeded with a statement
of the sentiment!, prevailing in the com
mittee at, their i-evetal uncling, Each
inciulicr of the 1 oiniiiitlee1 if left to him
self probably would have presented ajdif
ferent reput fmui that now under (onsid
eiation. He was at one time hiuiK'lf in
the miimtity. lie hud nut been however
and was nut now, iliw-Mirugcd but indulg
ed the hop) thai eveiy member of Ihn
Committee would ca.-t his final votej in
f.ivoi of th(! lecoiiiiiiemlatiiiii of the re-
sirt. lie felt iisiiued th:it (he only nil-
J"slnient which eoiibl leimnh: uihmi Ihn
disturbing question by Congress,
iv mane iipiiiHiuie null oasis ustluit re
puted, 'I he crisis liudHrrived, and lm
( nilil not but indulge Ihe hoie, that after
full 1 nnsMciatiiiu and delils'iutiou, the fc
put now piefcntisd fnr'nttling the diffi
cullies ami avoiding the imp'iiiliug dan-get-,
would tei eive the full appiovnljand
loncnileni e of the Seniile.
The Ciiinmittei were uiinniinoi), nnd
nl nine, with rcfciiime lo Ihe first piint
leputed up. 11 the biluii.sioii of New
Slate;, to le formed uit of Texas. Each
liieiiilerexpKisi d IiJiiim II ready lo fulfill
the compact made wilh 'Texas in the rt
olutions of Annexation
1 'pm the next ppint the udinisinn nf
California as a Slati - there was great dif
ferriiie of opiniou, The fust objection lo
her admissinn under hei present CniuYtstu
tion wan th.it she ct tne with two repTeaeu
tatives. without any evidence ling pic
senliil showing that she had a pipulatien
eutitliiig her lo two ItenieseiifliteH
1 . . 1 ... 1 . ..
This (il'j tinn was niNiilnl bv refeiei.c
to the (mu e pursued in the case of Ocor
gin nod of Tc:i. ; and I y a pn.p r under-
. . ........
ol tlie uili'liul 1 I piiulali; HO-
1 entille u flat t sutli repre-
leseaiy lo i
enlatinn it v.as
Stale il mild have
not neie.jiary that a
li.idle the l .ululMTi
nu polity tu entille hr to a singfe Rfp
reK'iitative, .cfoie he lonld chct two
HepiiM iitatives Sc v milled to
the ni ond Jiepiocnlalivi- whenever
lisd Kit execs, over the n i uty ttirtirand,
! if moiety. Ry nfereme i; n lil,e Sa
tisfies. Mr (Miy s'hjwi.1 thnt Ihe pipula
, timi of California on the 1st of Marih wa
in.t Itssthiiii 13i,(it0, tnil opioHi! hi
Mief that ihe new Stale wax ainnly en
tilleil to the raprepentatiiiu sh-tlam e,l
l'pn the subjiM-1 of the limita (,f ('i.
foi ilia there had Uep a diffrretiM: ofojiin
ion in the Committee At fust a prtiou
of the u.iMiiilli c ei; detirons of inniiln"
a line Ihiouh Califuruia at yii" ,'!0.
This wtf i ljrt.tid to, Sl finally a mtwjf.
Ity of ll.en.iniiitti-e at iciu favor of a lino
at .''.'' JJ't Rut when the qilektion t uus
1 10 a fiml vote BiiiKKirity of tin- romiiiil.
He votsd tgniiist ihudivirf-nof ihe Ktat
oinctieu. Mi ('lay mbuiUUd