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The Trustees of this Institution, have the
pleasure of announcing to the public, and par
ticularly to the friends of education, that they
iiare engaged Ira B. Newman", as Superinten
dent and Principal of their Academy.
The Trustees invite the attention of parents
and guardians, who have children to send from
home, to this Institution. They are fitting up
the building in the first style, and its location
from its retired nature is peculiarly favorable
for a boarding school. It commands a beauti
ful view of the Delaware river, near which it
is situated, and the surrounding scenery such
as the lover of nature will admire it is easily
accessible the Easion andMilford Stages pass
it daily, and only 8 miles distant fr0nt the latter
place, and a more salubrious section of coun
try can nowhere be found No fears need be
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is removed from all places of resort and those
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furnished in large towns and villages.
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Academy. Mr. Daniel W. Dingman, jr. will
take several boarders, his house is very conve
nient, and students will there be under the im
mediate care of the Principal, whose reputa
tion, deportment and guardianship over his pu
pils, afford the best security for their proper
conduct, that the Trustees can giyQr,. parents
and guardians demand.
The course of instruction will be thorough
adapted to the age of the pupil and the time
he designs to spend in literary pursuits. Young
men may qualify themselves for entering upon
the study of the learned professions or for an
advanced stand at College for mercantile pur
suits, for teaching or the business of common
life, useful will be preferred to ornamental stud
ies nevertheless so much of the latter attended
to as the advanced stages of the pupil's educa
tion will admit. The male and female depart
ment will be under the immediate superintend
dence of the Principal, aided by a competent
male or female Assistant. Lessons in music
will be given to young ladies on tho Piano
Forte at the boarding house of the principal, by
an experienced and accomplished Instructress.
'Summer Session commences May 4th.
Board for Young Gentleman or Ladies with
the Principal, per week3 S I 50
Pupils from 10 to 15 years of age from SI to
Tuition for the Classics, Belles-Lettres, French
&c, per quarter, 2 00
Extra for music, per quarter, 5 00
N. B. A particular course of study will be
marked out for those who wish to qualify them
selves for Common School Teachers with ref
erence to that object ; application made lor
teachers to the trustees or principal will meet
Lectures on the various subjects of study will
lm fln.livered bv able speakers, through tho
course of year
Bv ordorofthe Board,
DANIEL W. DINGMAN. Prcs't
Dinnnan's Ferry, Pike co., Pa., May 2 1840
The Book of Subscription to the Stock of the
Upper Lehigh Navigation Corapany, will be re
opened atStoddartsville, on Wednesday, the loth
day at July ensuing, when subscriptions win oe
received for the balance of stock which remains
vet open. At the same timn and place tlie stock
holders wilLcloct a board of Directors.
John S. Comfort,
- , Henry W. Drinkei
-yVilliam P. Clark, '
June IG, 1810.
N. B: Proposals will Ue received at Stoddarts
ville, on Thursday tho HHh day of July pnsuinff,
for doing- the work ejther wholly or m jobs, requi
red by building a lock and inclined plane with the
necessary grading, fixtures and mach.riery lpr
passing rafts descending the Lehigh over the Falls
atStoddartsville. It is expected that the worn
will be epmrrjenced asso on , as practicable. a nd be
completed with despatch j, '
An August Wocii ceite.
BV W. C. BRYANT, N. V.
The quiet Augcst noon is come;
A slumberous silence fills the skyj
The fields are still, the woods are durrifcH
In glassy sleep the waters lie. - "
And mark yon soft .white clouds, that rest
Above our vale, a moveless throng; .
The cattle on tho mountain's breas'i':
Enjoy the grateful shadow long,
O, how unlike those merry hours' , ?
In sunny June, when earth laughs out,3
"When the fresh windsmake love to. flowers,"
And woodlands sing and waters shout!
When in the grass, sweet waters talk
And strains of tiny music swell"
From every moss-cup of the rock,-
From every nameless blossom's. bell
But now a joy too deep for sound,
A peace" no other season knows,
Hushes the heavens, and wrans the ground
The blessing of supreme repose. . -Away!
I will not be, to day
The only slave of toil and care; '. ;."; ,; '
Away from desk and dust, away! f. '
I'll be as idle as the air. ,
Beneath the open sky abroad, J.
Among the plants and breathirig.'thJhgs', - -
Ihe sinless, peacelul works ol trod;--
I'll share the calm the season brings":
Come thou in whose soft eyes I see
The gentle meaning of the heart, . . - . ,
One day amid the woods with thee, :
From men and all their cares apart. -:
:Vnd whore, upon the meadows breast, .-.
The shadow of the thicket lies, - ;.
Tho blue wild flowers thou gatherest ,.
Shall glow yet deeper near thine eyes.
Come and when, amid the calm profound;
I turn, those gentle eyes to. seek,
They, like the lovely landscape round, .
Of Innocence and peace shall speak.
Rest here, beneath the unmoving shade, -
And on the silent valleys gaze,
Windino- and widening tiirilibyifua1"
In yon soft ring of summer haze. :
The village trees their summits rear -Still
as its spire; and yonder flock, - -' t -At
rest in those calm fields, appear '
As chiselled from the lifeles3 rock; i
One tranquil mount the scene o'erlooks,
Where the hushed winds their sabbath .keep,
While a near hum, from bees and brooks,
Comes faintly like the breath of sleep: -
Well might the gazer deem, that when, ;
Worn with the struggle and the strife . ;
And heart-sick at the sons of men,, -. .'
The good forsake the scenes of life. " '
Like the deep quiet, that awhile ' ,y ' f r.
Lingers the lovely landscape o'erj .
Shall be the peace whose holy smile
Welcomes them to a happier shore.
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The following was written some two centuries
and a half since, by Robert Southwell, an English
Jesuit. It belongs to what may be, Called philoso
phic poetry, and, to us, appears to possess high
merit. Smoother versification we have never seen.
Tinacs go by Tunis.
" The lopped tree in time may grow again
Most naked plants renew both fruit and flower;
The sorriest wight may find relief from pain,
The driest soil suck in some moistening shower.
Times go by turns, and,chances change by course,
From foul to fair, from better haptovworse.
"The sea of fortune dees not ever flow, .
She draws her favors to the lowest ebb;
Her tides have equal times to come and go,
Her loom doth weave the fine and e'oarsest web.
No joy so great but runneth to an end,
No hap so hard but may in fine amend.
"Not always Jail of leaf, nor ever spring.
No endless night, nor yet eternal day :
The saddest birds a season find to sing,
Tho roughest storm a calm may soon allay;
Thus with succeeding turns God tempereth all,
That man may hope to rise, yet fear to fall.
"A chance may win that by mischance was lost;
That net that holds no great, takes little fish:
Insomo things all-in all things none are cross'd,
'Few all they need, but none have all they wish.
Unmirigled joys here to manbefal,
Who least hath some, who most hath never all."
One of the most important female qualities is
sweetness of temper. Heaven didmot.give to
woman insinuation and persuasion, in order to be
surlyit did not make theni weak, in order to be
imperious; it did not give them a sweet voice
to bo employed in scolding.- -
We left the fort about the last of March, ac
companied by my uncle and his son, about
twelve years old, and one Peter Pence. We
had been on our farms about four or five days,
when on the morning of the 30th of March we
were surprised by a party of ten Indians. My
father waslunged through with a war-spear, his
throat was cut and he was scalped, while my
brother was tomahawked, scalped, and thrown
into the fire before my eyes. While I was
struggling with a warrior, ihe fellow who had
killed my father drew his spear from his body
and made a violent thrust at me. I shrunk
from the spear, and the savage who had hold
of me turned it with his baud so that it only
penetrated my vest and shirt. They were then
satisfied with taking me prisoner, as they
had the same morning taken my uncle's little
son and Pence, though they killed my uncle.
The same party, before they reached us, had
touched on the lower settlements of Wyoming,
and killed a Mr. Upson, and took a boy prison
er of the name of Rogers. We were now
marched pff up Fishing Creek, arid in tho af
ternoon of the same day we came to Hunting
ton, where the Indians fdilnd four white men
at a sugar camp, who fortunately discovered
the Indians and fled to a, house; the Indians
only fired on them and wounded a Capt. Ran
som, when they continued their course till night.
Having encamped and made their lire, we, the
prisoners, were lied and well secured, five In
dians lying on one side of us and five on the
other; in the morning they pursued their course,
and leaving the waters of Fising Creek, touched
the head waters of Hemlock Creek, where they
found one Abraham Pike, his wife and child.
Pike was made prisoner, but his wife and child
they painted and told Joggo, squaw, go home.
They continued their course that day; and en
camped the same night in the same manner as
the previous. It came into my mind that some
times individuals performed wonderful actions,
and surmounted the greatest dangers. I then
decided these fellows must die ; and thought
of the plan to depatch them. The next day I
had an opportunity to communicate my plan to
my fellow -prisoners ; they treated it as a vis
ionary scheme for three men to attempt to de
spatch ten Indians. L spread before them the
advantages that three men would have over
ten when asleep; and that we would-be the
wiirsUnrisoners ihai wouU bo jnken into their
towns anu villages aner our army nau aestroyeu
their corn, that we should be tied to the stake
and suffer a cruel death ; we had now an inch
of ground to fight on, and if we failed it would
only be death, and we might as well die one
way as another. That day passed away, and
having encamped for the night, we lay as be
fore. In the morning we cdme to the river,
and saw their canoes ; they had descended the
river and run their canoes up into Little Tunk
Ihannock Creek, so called ; they crossed t the
river and set their canoes adrift. I renewed
my suggcstidnslo my companions to despatch
them that night, and urged that they must de
cide the question. They agreed to make the
trial ; but how shall we do it was the question.
Disarm them and each take a tomahawk and
come to close work at once. There are three
of us: plant our blows with judgment and three
times three will make nine, and the tenth one
we can kill at bur leisure. They agreed to
disarm them, and after that one take possession
of the guns and fire at the one side of the four,
and the other two take tomahawks on ihe oth
er side and despatch them. I observed that
would be a very uncertain way; the first shot
fired would give the alarm; they would discov
er 'it to be the prisoners, and might defeat us.
I had to yield to their plan. Peter Ponce was
chosen to fire the gtlns, Pike and myself to
tomahawk; wd cut and carried plenty of wood
to pive them a good fire ; the prisoners -tvero
tied and laid in their places ; after I was laid
down, one of them had occasion to use his
knife; he dropped it at my feet ; I turned my
foot over it and concealed it ; nicy an lay aown
and fell asleep. About midnight 1 got up and
found them in sound sleep. 1 slipped to Pence,
who rose : I cut tiim loose, and handed him
the knife ; he did the same for me, and J in
turn took the knile and cut nice loose; m a
minute's time'Nvc disarmed them. Pence took
his station at the guns. Pike and myself with'
bur tomahawks took our statious; I was to
tomaliawk three on tho right wing, and Pike
two on the left. That moment Pike's" two
awoke, and were getting up ; here Pike proved
a coward, and laid down. It was a critical mo
ment. 1 saw there was no time to be lost ;
their heads turned up fair; I despatched them
in a 'moment, and turned to my lot as per agree
ment, and as I was about to despatch the last
on my side of the fire, Pence he shot, and did
good execution ; there was only one at the of!
wing that his ball did not reach ; his name was
Mohawke, a stout, bold, daring fellow. In the
alarm he jumped off about three rods from the
fire ; ho saw it Was the prisoners mat made
the attack, and pivinprihe warwhoon, he darted
j 0-----0 v .
to take possession of the guns ; 1 was as quick
to prevent him: . tho contest was then.-between
him and mvself. ,.As I, raised my tomahaw,k,
he turned quick to jump from me ; I followed
him and struck at him, but missing his head,
my tomahawk struck in his shoulder, or rather
the back of his neck ; he pitched forward and
fell ; at the same time my foot slipped,' and I
iell by his side ; we clinchod ; his arm was
naked ; he caught me around my neck, at the.
same time I caught him with my left arm around
the body, and gave him a close hug, at the same
time feeling for his knife, but coultl not reach
it. a .
In our scufrfe my tomahawk dropped btit.
My head was under the wounded shoulder, and
almost suffocated me with his blood. I made
a violent spring, and broke from his hold ;. we
both rose at the same time, and he ran; it took
me some time to clear the blood from my eyes;
my tomahawk got covered up and I could not
find it in time to overtake him ; he was the on
lv one of the party that escaped. Pike was
powerless. I always have had a reverence for
Christian devotion. Pike was trying to pray,
and Pence swearing at him, charging him with
cowardice, and saying it was no time to pray
he ou "lit to fipt; we were masters of the ground,
and in possession of all their guns blankets,
match coats: &c. 1 then turned my attention
to scalping ihem, and recovering tho scalps of
my lather, brother, and others, l strung tnem
all on my belt for safe keeping. We kept our
ground till morning, and built a raft, it being
near the bank of the' river where they had en
camped, about fifteen miles below Tioga Point;
we got all our plunder on it, and set sail for
Wvomhiff. the nearest settlement. Our raft
save way, when wo made for land, biit we
lost considerable property, though we saved
our guns and ammunition, and took to land; we
reached Wylusing late in the afternoon. Came
to the narrows; discovered a smoke below; and
a raft laying at the shore, by which we were
certain that a party of Indians had passseil us
in the course of the day, and had halted for
the night. There was no alternative for us but
to rout them or go over the mountain; the snow
on the north side of tlie hill was deep; we knew
from the appearance of the raft that the party
must be small; we had two nlles each; my only
fear was of Pike's cowardice. To know the
worst of it we argeecd that I should ascertain
their number and give the signal for the attack;
I crept down the side of the hill, so near as to
see their fires and packs, .but saw no Indians.
I concluded they had gone hunting for meat, and
that this was a good opportunity for us tomakeoff
with their rait to the opposite slue ot tha.nver.
1 gave the signal; they came and threw their
packs ,on the raft, which was made oi, small,
dry pine timber:; with poles -and paddles we
drove her briskly across the river, and had got
nearly out of reach of shot, wheri two of them
came in; they fired, their shots did not injury;
we soon got under cover of an island, and went
several miles; we had waded deep creeks
through the day, the night was cold; we landed
on an island and found a sink hole in which
'we maee our fire ; after warming we were
alarmed by a cracking in the-crust; Pike sup
posed the Indians had got on to the Island, and
was for calling for quarters; to keep him quiet
we threatened him with his life ; the stepping
grew plainer and seemed coming directly to the
fire; 1 kept a watch, & soon a noble raccoon came
under the light. I shot the faccoort, when
Piko iumped up and called out, "Quarters,
gentlemen: quarters, gentlemen." 1 took my
game by the leg and threw it down to the fire,
" Here, you cowardly rascal,' I cried, " skin
that and ?ive us a roast for supper. Tho nest
night wo reached Wyoming, and there was
much my to see us ; we rested one day it be
ing itbt safe to go to Northumberland by land,
we procured a canoe and with Pence and my
little son, we descended the river by night; we
came to Fort Jenkins before day, where I
found Col. Kelly and about one hundred men
encamped out of the fort; ho came across from
tho west branch by the head of Chilesquaka
to Fishing Creek, tho end of the Knob Moun
tain, so called at that day, where my father and
brother were killed; he had burried my father
and uncle; my brother was burnt, a small part
of him only was to be found. Col. Kelly in
formed me that my mother and her children
wore in the fort, and it was thought that I was
killed likewise. Col. Kelly went into the fort
to prepare her mind to seo me; I took off my
belt ot scalps and handed them to an officer to
keep. Human nature was not sufficient to
stand the interview. She had just lost a hus
band and a son, and one had returned to take
her by the hand, and one too, that she sup
posed was killed.
Tho day after I went to Sunbury, where I
was received with joy; my scalps wore exhib
ted, the cannon were fired, &c. Before my
returrt a commission had been sent me as en
sign of a company to be commanded by Capt.
Thomas Robinson; this was, as I understood,
a part of the quota which Pennsylvania had to
raise for tho continental lino. One Jos. Alex
ander was commissioned as lieutenant, but did
not accept his commission. The summer of
1780 was spent in the recruiting service ; our
-company was organized, and was retained lor
the defence of the Irontier service in r erjru
ary, 1 781, 1 wapromotcd to a lieutenancy, and
entered upon the active duty of an officer by
heading scouts, and as Capt. Robinson was no
woodsman nor marksman, he preferred that I
should encounter the danger and headMie
scouts; we kept up a constant chain of scliuta
around the frontier settlements, from the north
to the west branch of the Susquehanna, by iho
way of the head waters of Little Fishing Creek
ChilKsquaka, and Muncy, &c. In the spring
of 1781 Ave built a fort on tho widow M'Clure-s
plantation, called M'Clure's fort, where our
provisions were stored. In the summer of 1781
a man was taken prisoner in Buffalo Valley
but made his escape; he came in and reported
there were about three hundred Indians on Sin
nemahoning, hunting and laying in a store of
provisions, and would make a descent on tho
frontiers; that they would divide into small par
ties, and attack the whole chain of the frontiers
at the same time on the same day. Col. Sam
uel Hunter selected a corr.pany of five to re
connoitre, viz. Capt. Campbell, Peter and Mi
chael Groves, Lieut. Cramer, and myself; the
party was called the Grove Party Wc carried
with us three weeks' provisions, and proceeded
up the west branch with much caution and care;
we reached the Sinnemahbning, but made no
discovery except old tracks ; we marched up
the Sinnemahoning so far that we were satis
fied it was a false report Wc returned, and a
little below the Sinnemahoning, near night, wti
discovered a smoke ; we were confident it was
a party of Indians, which we must have passed
by or they got there ,some other way; we dis
covered there was a large party, how many wti
could not tell, but prepared for the attack. A3
soon as' it was dark we new primed our riflesj
sharpened our flints, examined our tomahawk
handles, and all being ready, we waited with
great impatience, and till they all lay down;
the time came, and with the utmost silence we
; advanced, trailed our rifles in one hand and
the tomahawk in the other. The night was
warm; we found some of them rolled in their
blankets a rod or two from their fires. Having
got amongst them, we first handled our toma
hawks; they rose like a dark cloud; we now
fired our shots, and raised the war-yell; 'they
took to flight in the utmost confusion but few
taking time to pick up their rifles. We re
mained masters of the ground and all their
plunder, and took several scalps; It was a
party of twenty-five or thirty, which had been
as low down as Penn's Creek and had killed
and scalped two or three families ; we fotind
several scalps of different ages which they hid
taken, and a large quantity of domestic cloth,
which we carried to Northumberland and gave-,
to the distressed who had escaped the tomahawk
and knife. In December '81, our company
was ordered to Lancaster; we descended tho
river in boats to Middletown, where our orders
were, counteracted and we were ordered to
Reading, Berks county, where we were joined
by a part of the third and fifth Pensylvania regi
ments, and a company of the Congress regi
ment. We look charge of the Hessians taken
prisoners with Geri. Burgoyne.
(Conclusion next wcefc.)
A Real Freak of Eortune. " Two days
ago, says the AudiencS, a country girl, who
had spehi all her money at a lottery of hand
kerchiefs, collars, and others articles, on a pub
lic promenade at Versailles,offered herumbrella
to the keeper of the stall, as security for some
mb'ro tickets. The man refused to cemply with
her requestj but told her that if she would al
low him to ciit off her hair, he would give her,
in exchange for it, twenty tickets. The poor
girl, in the hope of redeeming her fortune, con
sented, and in a minute the scissors of the de
spoiler had deprived her of this ornament of
her sex. The girl played on until nineteen of
her tickets came up blanks. The twentieth
was a prize. On opening the paper, the lotte
ry keeper read it aloud to the persons were
crowding arotind him, and who were, convulsed
with laughter it was a comb." Paris Paper.
Instability of Fortune. The deputy
marshal who is taking tho census of Cincinna
ti, says in his report of the fifth ward:
"In this ward I found two instances of the
instability of fortune. In destitute circumstan
ces, dependent for the bread of the day on tho
labbrs of the day, were two women, one a grand
daughter of a distinguished Governor of Massa
chusetts and the other a cousin of a late Gov
ernor of New Jersey hardly less honored.
Hero were women brought up in habits oTensi
with servants around them in early life to per
form those labors for them which they are j v
doing for others. Ilow many scenes ar Irr
nished daily to my observation, for maiy- v. I
cannot profit by it, which would teach iuprv-
sively not onlvrqsignation and contentment, '
absolute gratitude under the contrast of our eou
dition with that of others." .
Lending a newspaper. "WilLyou lenct;(aiher
your newspaper? he only wants to read it."
"Yes, my boy; and ask him to lend1 ihe hfs
dinner; I only want to cat it."
"This is a sweeping catas?rQphei"as!ithe man
said whomhis wifo; knockedh6wh?ith a
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