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EVAN 0. JACKSON.
ISAAC C. JOHNSON.
JOHN P. DAVIS,
GEORGE H. WILL1TS,
From the Wyoming Republican. the same time, an elder brother of hers, was
The steps which have led to the con- severely wounded,
'summation detailed in the arricle below, As soon as this additional melancholy
wo carefully noted in the "Republican" hercavincnt had become sufficiently rcmo
as they transpired: The firsl was tho acci- ved from th minds of tiio residue of the
dental discovery, and subsequent publics- family, to allow them to think of their lost
lion in a Lancaster paper, of a letter writ- Frances, another and most diligent search
ten more than two years ago by a gentleman was instituted, by her brothers; who coniin
pf Logansport, Indiana, (Col. G. W. ueditfrom that time, until the year 1797,
Swing.) The paper containing the letter when after an unsuccessful tour through
soon found its way to those interested here; otitpanada ami the Northwestern Tcritory,
and the result was an immediate communi- they returned disconsolate and forlorn, and
cation with Col. Ewing by a member of Mr. further pursuit was abandoned. Frances
Slocum's family. The correspondence, :i was not to lie found; nor could even a sha
"portiou of which we published, was o( dow of her fate be discovered,
such a nature as to Induce Nr. Sloctim Years rolled awy, without bringing any
to sot oh" immediately for Indiana, to satis intelligence to the family, of this lost liiem
fy himself by personal examination. Put her. Put Frances w:fs not DEAD! al
it seems his brother in Ohio had received though her "ghost" hail, apparently, risen
the same iutclligence.aud preceded him in "P to confirm the fears of her weeping re
ins visit. The result of the interview is latives. She yet lives! and that, too, willi
the subjoined statement, which wc extract in n few miles from where we are "now
from the "Pom Forester," an Indiana pa- writing.
per, kindly forwarded to us by some nn- In a letter published a few weeks ago,
known hand. What a theme would the i this paper, Col. G. W. Ewing Logans-
sufl'crings and trials of the captive during Porti gavo Sllc'1 :l minute detail of partieu-
hcr long hours of cheerless bondage lars, as has led to a full disclosure of the
thu extent of country she has traversed captivity of this, now aged, female; and wc
thcscncs and changes through which a'C happy to say, that through the iustru-
she has passed her feelings and sentiments mentality of that gentleman, the lost Fran-
afford for a. narrative! ces has been restored to the arms of an af-
FRANCES SLOCUM, fectionate brother.
i 'IPIn 7otli-it r.is45vo A fow evenings ago, Mr. Isaac Si.ocum,
Hi , JLiu, 58Mli.ua 4.iSlavc. B younger ,,rolhor of FranccS) arrlvod in
In the year 1777 and '78 it will he town, from his resilience in Sandusky coun
remcmborcd, the Delaware Indians along tv, Ohio, and, in company with Jamus T.
the banks of the Susquehanna in the Miu.r.n, Esq., of this place, Interpreter,
State of Pennsylvania, were very annoying proceeded to the place of her residence,
to the white inhabitants, and that frequent known by the appellation of Deaf Aran's
massacres and tortures were the results of Village, about nine miles above Peru, on
their hostile movements; but the length of the Mississiniwa river,
time, which has clasped, since those numcr- Mr. Slociim, on the Way, remarked to
ous depredations were committed, has, his guide, that if the woman '(Frances) was
measurably, erased the horrors of such really his sister; lie would recognize her by
scenes of carnage from tho memories of the a scar upon the fore finder of her left hand.
preseni lunamianis oi tne ueauuuu village
in uic ycar u, mere rcsiucci wiiiiin she was taken captive, but knew not in
tho present lirnits of that town, a rcspecta- what other way, ho should bo able to con
hlc gentleman, whose names was Jona- vince either her or himself, of tho relation
than Si.ocum. His family consisted of ship which subsisted between them,
his wife, seven sons and two daughters, of Mr. Millerprocccdcd to the house, alone,
which Frances was tho youngest sister, in order to proparc the old lady for the re
in the autumn of that year, while Mr. and ceplion of her brother; hut found her un
Mrs. Slocuin wore from homo, and the willing to believe that such a thing could
children (with others) engaged at play be. She reccollected many of the circum
aboutthc door-yard, a party of hostile Del- stancos which attended her capturethat
awares approached tho house, and after sho had a father, mother, brother, and sis
killing one boy, bore off another" with Fran- tors, but supposed that thoy were all long
Ccs, as prisoners. since dead.
We shall not pause, here, to attempt The brother, at length entered tho house;
lo picture the dismay of her brothers and and gazing upon the changed appearance
sister, (who had .secreted themselves) of Frances, involuntarily exclaimed, "Good
upon seeing their beloved sister, thus fern God! is this my sistcrl" Then grasping
from their society by the ruthless hands of her hand, he drew itto'wards the light, arid
savage barbarians: nor shall we attempt a beheld tho scar! the identical scar, which
description of the horrible feelings of a ten- ho had described. Do was then satisfied;
der father and afl'ectionato mother, on their but Frances was still unwilling to belicvo
return. What agonizing groans and sor- Mr. Slocuin to ho her brother. Mr. Miller,
rowful palpitations of the heart, were theirs, at the request of Mr. Slocum, interrogated
ftiay be imagined, hut not described with her, in the Indian language, (as sho speaks
the pen. Francos was gone! but to what or understands no other) concerning the
part of tho habitable world to them was a scar upon her finger, and she related tho
mystery, and for might they knew, sho had, samo story which her brother had told him
soon after her captivity, fallen a victim to on their, way; and finally, boforo they sep
tlio tomahawk and scalping-knifo. araled, Frances was natisfied to nckuowlcd-
Diligcnt search was instantly made ge Isaac, to ho her own brother; but expres
through tho immediate neighborhood, scd no inclination to leavo her wigwam, to
where tho circuinslauco transpired; hut partako of tho comforts of his hospitablo
without success. Day after day passed mansion, after a residence of near sixty
by, without bringing to tho ears'of a dis- years among the lied Men of the wihler
consolato father and mother the least ti- ncs3.
dhi"s of their dear long lost, though not Mr. Slocum is exceedingly anxious to
forgotten Frances. "Hope," that last best prevail upon her to accomparty him to
"solace of human sorrow, at length failed Ohio, where ho now resides, and to Penn
them: and the hearts of the parents became, gylvania, "tho land or their fathers;'
as it were, claildcncnil with tho conscious- but ho informs us that his efforts to do so,
hess that their darling child had ceased to will prove abortive. Wo ate informed that
exist, and that the Spirit of their Frances many years after Frances was taken a pns
had sped to an endless immortality. oner by the De awares, her adopted pnron s
ii.1.... .i.o r.ni- ill is ilii.i . sun that ho was married to a Miami,
hcart-iending catastrophe had occurred, tho
father and grand-lather of the unlbrtunulo
l-raueus, w.ru umuii i . .. ....b-m
killed in an (titgagomcu
with a band ol hostile Delaware."; anu
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caused by a blow from a hammer u
anvjj wi,j0 at pia., er i,rotj,er
(acco.ding to their custom) by whom s he
had lour children, two .laugh ms, li ng.
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I otlll Ml'M MflllN IIIIW U1TIIII. .'IIV w
ut wiuow, ai iuu U8w. o
.captured at the age of five, having lived en
tirely according to the Indian mode, it is not
reasonable lo suppose that -pIic should re
tain any recollection of tho features of her
kindred, or many circumstances of her ear
ly history: nor is it to be marvelled at, that
after sixty years residence amongst the in
habitants of the woods, she should feel a
reluctance in leaving her home and her fam
ily, to end the remnant of her days amongst
former relatives; who, however kind and
affectionate, cannot be more dear to her than
her own offspring, notwithstanding the dis
similarity, in the color of the skin, may bo
most striking. 1 he old lady is quite wealthy
comfortably situated with her son-in-law,
Captain JJrourieltc, with whom, as far as
we know, sho lives very agreeably; and,
although we should be pleased to hear of a
willingness on her part, and that of her
children, to return with Mr. Slocum, yet
we slibiild think it improper to separate her
from her children, to whom she is strongly
attached. Mr. Slocum informs us that
while in Canada, forty years ago, with his
brother, they offered some traders the sum
of three hundred dollars, if they would only
give intelligence of Frances.
He also stales', that his brother Joseph,
and sister, Mrs. Mary Town, will be here
in a fow days that he will await their arri
val. Mr. Slocum bears tho appearance of
a gentleman of the first respectability, and
in conversation, often alludes to the horri
ble scones which transpired on the banks
of the Susquehanna, during the days of his
boyhood. He is now 53 years old, in ap
parent good health, and returns his most
sincere gratitude to thq citizens of the Up
por Wabash, and to Col. Geo. W. Ewing
and Mr. J. T. Miller, in particular, for the
interest which they have taken iii restoring
the lost Frances to the faniily, and for their
kindndss and hospitality in general;
How seldom is it that wc meet wth in
fidels among elderly men, whilst it not un
frequently occurs that those who have not
enjoyed the advantages of reflection and ex
perience arc very apt to indulge in sceptic
ism. Whence can this arise, unless it be
from the fact that in youth we have yet to
learn tho fallibility of our judgment, while
in moro advanced years the lessons of life
arc so graven upon our minds, and prove so
clearly our dependence on a Highei Power,
that wc are forced to admit our shortsigh
tedness and distrust the suggestions of our
own reason. Wc have often observed the
inclination of the young to trpat with scorn
and endeavor to suppress the promptings
of religious feolingj deeming it a self de
gradation to be subject even to a Creator,
at the same time that they reject as un
phiiosophical. forsooth, tho inferences en
forced upon them by the displays of divine
wisdom by which they are surrounded.
This weakness, for such is tho appellation
which belongs to it, would be more pardon
able, if it wero permitted to rest in the bo
soms of the victims of it,, but, where over
opportunities occur, it is so fond of exhibi
ting itself to the admiration of ignorance,
that it becomes a source of infinite evil, and
deserves the severest censure. If thoy,
who aro so vain-glorious of their puny ac
quirements as to induco themselves to be
licvo that religious feeling is entirely tho
result of prejudices springing from educa
tion, would for an iris'tant reflect upon tho
iinhappincss and discomfort which thoy
produce in society by tho promulgation of
their crudo notions, wo cannot help believ
ing that they would, refrain, at least, from
publishing them. What satisfaction, we
would ask, can it afford any oho to' unsettle
the belief which forms tho leading add un
fnilirig sourco. of comfort to the poor man's
family, and furnishes restraints where in
its absence ignoranco would open tho door
to lawless passion? Let then the frcc-thin-kor
reflect and roconcilo to himself, if ho
can, tho satisfaction that willaiisu from an
inconiouB argument that at most can only
servo to promote vice and wretchedness.
MARRIED. On Thursday the 5th
inst. at the residence of B. L. McCarty, in
uiiupn.au luwiismp, union county, oy mo
Rev. Mr. Sybert, Mr. James M. Caller,
merchant, of Selins-Grove, to Miss Mahy
McCaiity, of the former place.
tC7 Accompanying tho above hymdnial
notice, we acknowledge the receipt of a
bottle of Champaigne and a monstrous
Pound-cake tho latter having been careful
ly ornamented and enveloped by the tender
hands of the enchanting bride; and the
former labelled in the manner that all supe
rior articles of tho kind are usually done.
They will please accept our kindest wish
es for their future prosperity and happi
ness, and for a bountiful supply of little Col
On the 5th inst. by the Rev. D. S. To
hiat, Mr. Daniel Roody, to Miss Hannah
I'Aust, both of Danville.
Py Ihe same, on the 20th ult. Mr. Sam
uul CUEAS.Y, to Miss Elizabeth Nein
oesser, botli of Mi'filin township.
By the same, on the 28th ult. Mr. Ben
jamin Wkutman, to Miss Maria Herring,
both of Orangeville.
In this place, oh Thursday last, by the
Rev. Geo. C. Drake, Jacoh Geauhart,
Esq. of Rush township, Northumberland
county, to Miss Ann Pickerson, of Briar
creek, Columbia county.
STORE GOODS AT COST!
HE subscriber is going to remove to the West
on the firstof Januarv next, and would re
spectfully inform the public that he is now felling
oft" his stock of Merchandize, consisting of
Dry Goods, Hardware,
A l cost, for cath or country Produce, or Lumber
Cattawis a, Oct. M, 1837.
ALL pcrf ons indebted to the tubfcrilrr arc so
licited to call and settle immediately, other
wise their accounts will bo placed in the hands of
n magistrate lor collection.
BA RNHART BARBE.
Cattauif-sa, Oct. 14, 1837;
HE Co-partncrs-hip of Davis $ Williams, con
tractors on the Cattawisfja Rail road, was dis
solved bv mutual consent on the 11th of August
last. All persons having demands acainst Mid firm
will call on E. Davis, who has assumed to pay the
Journeyman Shoemaker, will meet with con-
. stant cmnloymcnt and liberal wn'res bv apply.
ing immediately to the subscriber in Bloomshurg.
Bloomsburg, Oct. M, 1837.
I uit uAi'n, just received, anu lor sale at tne
T. Musselman. & Co.
Oct. 11, 1837.
V ADIES' FUR CAPES, just received, and for
sale at the new & cheap store of
T. Musselman, Co.
Oct. U, 1837.
LEIGH WHIPS & BELLS, just received, and
lor sale at tne new & cheap store of
J. T. Musselman, $ Co.
Oct. 14, 1837.
ONNIT SILKS of a very superior quality
jusi received, anu lor sale at tne new store of
J. T. Musselman, Co.
Oct. 14, 1837.
INSURANCE AGAINST FIRE.
TIIE DELAWARE COUNTY
Capital authorised by Law, S250.000.
TIIE public arc respectfully informed, that this
Company will malto insurance, either per
manent or limited, on property and rflccU of every
description, against loss or damage by fire, on the
most reasonable terms, at their office in Chester,
Delaware county, Pennsylvania.
The citizens of Columbia county are hereby in
formed, that insurances by tho above Company of
every description of proporty, can lie efiected by
applying to tho undersigned agent, in Cattavisri
Tho following aro tho annual Ratoiof Insujance
on tho 100, upon tho most Common description
of property, viz:
btonc or Brick dwelling
Frame or Log . do.
liriek or Stone bams,
000 75 "
500 02 "
75 to 100 "
75 lo 100
Frame or Iog do.
Iirick or Stone Grist
Merchandize and furnituro contained in houses'
und grain and utensils in mills and bams, in pro
portion. Information can bo had by applying ci
thor personally, or by letter post paid, to
EZRA 8. HAYHURST, Agent.
Cattawissa, September 30, 1837.
N Apprentice to tho Tailoring Business, is
wanted immediately. A Bey between 14
17 years of ago, will find a gocd situation by apply
ing to tho subscriber. P. II. 1IE1GHMAN
Orangeville, September 30, 1837:
THE subscriber bega leave to inform the public,
that ho continues the above business, in its
various branches, in Sclinsgrove and Milton, where
ho has constantly on hand nn assortment of
Head & Foot Stones,
or all sizes and different qualities.
ITIautlcB, Centre-Tables, ,
WINDOW AND DOOR-SILLS,
made to order, on the shortest notice, and in the
best manner. .. .
The public are respectfully invited to give him
a call, , i
Lettering, both English and German, done in a
neat, bold, and beautiful style.
September 30, 1837.
fTThft Tlimq. A'v ran lin n.nr4n:nA,l 1...
upon tho Editor ofthe "Columbia Democrat," who
will attend to any orders which may be made by tho
pcoplo of this neighbourhood, and guarantee a
be specially ordered.
THE subscriber would respectfully inform the
public, that ho has taken tho store recently
occupied by Mr. McDowell, in Orangeville, and is
now opening and receiving from .New York and
Philadelphia, a splendid assortment of all kind of
which ho will dispose of at the most reduced prices
for cash or country produce. The public arc invi
ted to call and examine for themselves.
WILLIAM FA VX,
Otangcville, Oct. 7, 1837
LL pcrsons indebted to the estate of Thomai
Oirtnn. deceased, bv Nn'tn timwl nAr
count, or otherwise, arc requested to make payment
to tho subscriber before the 15th day. of Nov.emfypr
next; and nil persons having demands against said
estate aro requested to present them, properly au
thenticated for settlement, to the subscriber.
Hemlock, Oct. 7, 1837.
CI APT. HIRAM A. ROdT, c.f CattawiraS, late
) lyfrom Tornkins county, New York, shot
across the Susquehanna river, ranging the enormous
distance or four hundred yardi, and killed a Crane.
The feat was done on the 28th inst. on Col. Paxton's
farm, in Bloom township, in the presence of a num
ber of spectators. This is but one of themany mi'r.
aculou feats that Mr. Root has performed with his
rifle; but he is a first rate marksman, and Ihose who
excel in this art, can have a chance to try their skill
with Capt. Root, on a bet of from Ten to One hun
dred dollars, utring moasure. Ho will be found
at the public house of S. Brobst, in CatUwissa viL.
Ugc, where he will bo very happy to wait on any
Gentlemen who may favour him with their custom.
Cattawissa, Sept. 30, 1837.
PFjIHE subscribers thankful for past favors, have
J the pleasure of announcing to their custo
mers, and the public in general, that they havo juer,
received and arc now opening afresh supply of cheap
carefully selected for the season, at, their new and
cheap store in Bloomsburg.
Come friends and patrons, one and all,
And see our purchase for tho fall;,
If you'll but call and take a peep,
Surely you'll say, they're very cheap.
J. T. MUSSELMAN, & Co.
Bloomsburg, Sept. 30, 1837.
PETERSHAM and Bearskin cloths, for Over
coats, just received and for sale by
J. T. Musselman, $ Co.
Sept. 30, 1837.
LAJfKET Shawls, and Ladies' Capes and
i ippcts, just opened at the now & cheap
J. T. Musselman, Co.
Sept. 30, 1837.
LAJJKETS, of various sizes apd qualities
aim warranted a Jrcsn article, for sale at the
now and cheat) store of
. T. Musselman, & Co
Sept. 30, 1837.
CAMLET, for Cloaks, for sale very cheap a
tho new & cheap store of
Ji T. Musselman, Co.
Sept. 30, 1837.
INEl, Brandy, Gin, Cordial, &c. just rc
iceived. and rn.ul v tnr AM
at very reduced prices, by
J. T. Musselman, & Co.
Sept, 30, 1837.
AN assortment of HARDWARE, just opent
and for sale at the new & cheap store ot
J. T- Musselman, Co.
Sept 30, 1837.
UST received, a handsome assortment of S
& Fur Hats, which will bn snLl ),, r, n .
6tw of C. B. FI8HER
Bloonikburg, Sept. 30, 1837.