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PUBLISHED M O. CLEMENS, ON MAIN, BETWEFN HILL AND BIRD STS., OPPOSITE STOVEH HOUR'S CLOTHING STORE.
VOL, IT.
HANNIBAL, MO., THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 4, 1852.
NO. 27.
C2ICINAL STORY.
THE WHITE F17K.
wnirrcv ExraansLT roR
i Jopavat, mo'uaios, r mabis
iirni it,
, i' (CWtnuJ.)
? Wt will now return to the unfortunate Wer
ner, who, fearless m hii nature, and brave as
fearless, had started forth for the neighboring
village. - Failing tat he had much to accom
plish, and wishing to return to his beloved wife,
vhoi he had left all alone, m quickly as poseible,
lie concluded to shorten his ride by a path
tjgfc at tiSt&e efeut 1& , and in wiii en he
often went to hunt. He had pursued his way
bet a short dietance when he found himself in
the midst of a straggling party of Indians, who
bound him and made him their prisoner, before
he had time to think of any possibility of escape.
The Indians had no anepicion that he eould un
derstand their hmgnage, consequently they
talked freely before him. But he, having had
inoch Ommunicallen with them, had taken pains
fortunately, to learn, and knew enough to com
prehend nearly all tlicy said. With a heavy
heart, and almost sinking in despair, he followed
his captors and listened attentively to all their
plans, and discovered Uiat lie was to be carried
to the Indian camp a two days' journey
where a council f warriors was now held to
lay plaits for the extermination of every while
inhabitant. .
He now felt that he had ample time to form
plans of escape) bat how could he put them in
execution ? He was in the hands of four stout
Indians, with ne weapons of defence, and even
his hands secured by a cord. And then the
heart agony lie endured as he reflected upon his
helpless and Unprotected wife, and the misery
and despair hi absence would cause her, even
if she should remain unmolested. But he soon
learned from their conversation that other par
ties were out in the neighborhood for the pur
pose of pillage and murder, and but little hope
remained for the woe-stricken husband.
"Oh 1 God," he inwardly exclaimed, " wliy
not strike the fatal blew at once ? If my wile
and child are gone, and I not able to protect
them, I ask not to live."
But the beacon light cf hope still urged him
on, and fluttered htm with the vain thought that
he would yet escape and And his home and his
all. Alas! vain hope, even in the midst of tri
als sore and bitter, thy glimmering light will
shine forth to cheer til on, and relieve the faint
ing heart, tho'ugh bat for a moment, of its heavy
burthen.
All day they traveled diving deeper in the
dense forest and following paths which none
but the Indiun or some venturous huntsman
could penetrate. As flight approached, they
. formed their plans for test, and coming opon a
place which had the appearance of having been
recently occupied for temnants of fire wood,
and a piece of fresh deer were scattered near
thev doubted not that a straggling party tike
themselves were not far ahead. But a faint
, hope aroused poor Werner from, his lethargy,
. and he inwardly prayed that it might be a party
of hunters to relieve him from his impending
danger. After building a fife and purtaking
like ravenous wolves of the remnants of food
' which they found, they proceeded to smoke
i their pipes and converse upon their future de
signs, bat keeping a steady eye upon their captive
v rvMo had seemingly fallen asleep, overcome by
. fatigue and hunger; but was bent intently upon aH
I he heard, hoping to discover something which
would be ef future service.
' The pale-faces, they said, had come and ta
' ken possession of their hunting gtonnds. They
Uiadioroe rt ewietly until scarce a vestige of
their once powerful race could be f onnd. Once,
they said, fhey were like the leaves of the sntn
mer forest, in number; now they wete like that
same forest scattered and riven by the wintry
blast.
"The war chief now assembled in conneil
will hail us with joy, even though we bring but
. one white captive, and as it has been a long time
They now joined the rest of the cart v. who
cwdutWit sm test to retract their steps and
get back to the settlement and see what was go
ing on in that quarter, and Drcuare lor a fresh
adventure, lleurv, anxious to know tho fate of
his beloved wife, and almost frantic at the idea
of her situation, urged them on.
cntrtii v. '
It was late at nitrht when three atrarclinfr
Indians entered a camp where 'all was quiet and
repose. There, Warriors lay slumbering around
the canrp fire, while the silvery moon shone
beautifully down through the forest trees, and
cast nhadow upon their sombre forms. A few
paces listant was a rude tent or wigwam, where,
stretch ed upon a blanket before a lawe fire.
war Men w the dim light a delicate female form,
with a beautiful infant clasped tightly in her
areas, s pparently overcome by the fatigue of a
Wearisome journey. By her sat a squaw, who
seemed to be watching her tenderly, and ad
minisU riw, as well as she knew how. to her
quiet a,nd comfort. Ever and anon was heard
the agonized sigh and exclamation of
OTJ' husband, my dear husband, all, all is
lost!"
At la st, frenzied with terror and suffering.
and ove rcome by fatigue and despair, she caught
net chili l more closely to her bosom and sunk
into, a fe verish slumber, until she was aroused
by the firantic yells of rago which burst forth
from the awakened warriors, at the ill luck of
the straggling party' just returned. The chief
who seei ned to command them, was wild wkh
rage and desperation. He called them coward
ly dogs, and told them they wero only fit to
wait up in the squaws and nurse the papooses,
or they would never have stopped quietly with
their wb ite prisoner so near to the white man's
home.
' Don 't you know," said he, "that they are
worse tl tan blood-hounds: and can smell a white
brother and hunt him down, even to the Indian's
camp fi re? But we've got here safe with one
rich boi ty, any how, and the white squaw and
pnpoosi ! will not get away so easy from us.
foor Jjinmal for indeed it was her who was
dreami'iv; once more of being at her beloved
Phome startled from her sleep by the noise she
heard, c iclaimed in terror,
" Henry, where are we ? I've had an awful
dream,"
But oh, the sleepy mist was soon dispelled,
and she quickly remembered that it was u sad
feu! it y. What was to come next, she did not
know, and scaroely cared, Tor it seemed to her
that deal h would be a relief, if it would only
take her child too. All was now confusion in
the camp. Tho frightened Indians reported an
urmy of whites in pursuit of them, and fearful
lest tlicy should be overtaken anu pui 10 uigni,
or taken prisoner themselves, they thought it
best to loave their present rendezvouz, and pro-
fceed to another war-camp some miles distant, in
the forest, and where they would una another
party equal to their own,
When Emma heard the orders to prepare for
a inarch, she felt that it would be impossible
for her t.o drag one foot alter the other, or even
to stand alone. But, poor human nature I So
frail and so weak, scarce knows what it can en
dure till put to the test.
During the night it had blown up unusually
cool, and the piercing winds of the west almost
chilled to death the delicate woman, who took
flier own blanket to shield her child, and driven
on by the inhuman wretches, she was obliged to
pursue the journey, noping vnui every muiucuv
would relieve her by death ; sweet death, which
at any other time, would have been a terrible
thought. But oh ! to the sad and suffering heart
what a reliet to think thai we cannoi enuure al
ways, and that sooner or later our misery must
X . i . i 1 1 t . j .!-..
fend. Ail nigm ana an me nexi uay nry -
eled, only stopping to eat and take a moment s
frest. Several tunes they proposea taking me
MOM UC.
raoM blackwood s tpisni-aon maoaiikx.
Continual.)
Young Devouassoud now took the lead, with
a light axe to cut out foot-steps and hand-holds
with when necessary, and we followed, very
cautiously placing our feet in the prints already
mauc. "lAouez vol pa I" was a phrase we
heard every minute. Our progress was - neces
sarily vcrv slow.' and sometimes we ware lironalil
up altogether for a quarter of an hour, whilst a
council was held as to the best wry of surmount
ing a difficulty. Unco only tho neck of ice a
long which we had to pass was so narrow that I
preferred crossing it saddle-fashion, and so
nvk;tg iit'tt lta wlih y U mt
points similar to this that I was most astonished
at the daring and sure-footedness of the guides.
They took the most extraordinary jumps, alight
ing upon banks of ice that shelved at once clean
down the edges of frightfucrevices, to which
their feel appeared to cling like those of flies.
Jm yet we were all shod alike in good stout
"shooting shoes," with a double row of hob-nails;
but, where I was sliding and tumbling about,
they stood like rocks. In all this there was,
however, little physical exeilion for us it was
simply a matter of nerve and steady head.
W here the crevice was small, we contrived to
jump over it with tolerable coolness; and where
it was over three or four feet in breadth, we
made a bridge of the ladder, and walked over
on the rounds. There is no great difficulty, to
be sure, in doing this, when a ladder lies upon
i lie ground; but with a chasm or unknown depth
below it, it is satisfactory to get to the other side
as quickly as possible.
At a great many points the s now made bridges
which we crossed easily enough. Only one was
permitted to go over at a time; so that, if it gave
way he might remain suspended by the rope at
tached to the main body. Sometimes we had to
make long detours to get to the end of a crevice,
too wide to cross any way; at others, we would
hnu ourselves all wedded together, not daring to
move, on a neck of ice that at first I could
scarcely have thought adequate to have afforded
tootu.g to a goat. When we were thus fixed,
somebody cut notches in the ice, and cl imbed
up or down as the case required; then the knap
sacks were pulled up or lowered; then we fol
lowed, and, finally, the rest got up as they could.
une scramble we had to make was rather fright
ful. The reader must imagine a valley of ice,
very narrow, but of unknown depth. Along the
midale uf litis lliere ran a clitf, also of ice, very
narrow at the top, and ending suddenly, the sur
face of which might have been fifteen feet lower
than the top of this valley on cither side, and on
it we could not stand two abreast. A rough no
tion of a section of this position may be gained
trom the letter IV, depressing the centre angle,
and imagining that the cliff on which we were
standing. I he feet 01 our ladders were set firm
how long the granite posts and walls of the Ital
ian oitios retain the heat after the suu has gone
down, will understand that this rock upon which
we were was quite warm wherever the rays fell
upon it, although in every nook of shade the
snow still remained unthawed.
As soon as we had arranged our pack and
bundles, we began to change our clothes, which
were tolerably well wet through with trudging
and tumbling about amoagthe snow; and cutting
a number of pegs, we strewed our garments a
bout the crannies of the rocks to dry. I put on
two shirts, two pairs of lamb's-wool socks, a
thick pair of Scotch plaid trousers, a "Templar"
worsted head-piece, and a common blouse; and
my companions wero attired' in a similar man
ner. There was now srreat activity in the camp.
Same of the guide rang! iht wLt btiU tile !
by side in the snow; others unpacked the re
freshment knapsacks; others, again, made a rude
fireplace, and filled a stew-pan with snow to
melt. All this time it was so hot, and the sun
vas so bright, that I began to think the guide
who told de Saussure he should take a parasol
up with him did not deserve to have been laugh-
d at.
As soon as our wild bivouae assumed a little
appearance of order, two of the guides were sent
up the glacier to go a great way aneau, ana men
return and report upou the state of tho snow on
the plaltaux. When they had started, we
ficrchcd ourselves about, on the comparatively
e vel spaces of the rock, and with knife and fin
gers began our dinner.
Ve had scarcely commenced when our parry
was joined by a young Irishman and a guide,
who had taken advantage of the beaten track left
behind us, and marched up on our traces with
tslerable ease, leaving to us the honor (and ex
pense) of cutting out the path. My younger
friends, with a little ebullition of university feel
inz. nronosed. under such circumstances, that
we should give hi in a reception in keeping wiin
the glacier; but I thought it would be so hyper.
punctilious to show temper here, on the U rands
Mulcts rocks, up and away in the regions of
eternal snow, some thousand feet from the level
world, that I ventured on a very mild hint to
this effect, which was received with all the ac
quiescence and good temper imaginable. So wo
asked him to contribute his stores to our table,
and, I dare say, should have got on very well
together; but the guides began to squabble about
what they considered a breach of etiquette, ana
presently, with his attendant, he moved away to
the next rock. Afterwards anotlier "follower"
arrived, with two guides, and he subsequently
icuutiuu me summit.
We kept high festival that ofternoon on the
Grands Mulcts. One stage of our journey
and that one by no means the easiest had been
achieved without the slightest hurt or harm.
The consciousness of success thus far, the pure
transparent air, the excitement attiched to the
very position in which we found ourselves, and
the strange bewildering novelty ot tne surrouna-
slowly toiling up the slope. They were the pi
oneers we had started from the MuleU ou srri
ving, and their progress thus far was CO.Ulor
ed a proof that the tnow was in good order.
Still farther up, above the level whicfe marked
the Grand Plateau, wss the actum! summit ef
Mont Blanc. As I looked at it, I thought that
in two hours' good walking, along a route ap
parently as smooth as a race-course after n mod
erate fall of snow, it might be easily reached;
but immediately my eye returned to the two
specks who had already taken up that time in
painfully toiling to their present position. The
next instant the attempt seemed hopeless, even
in a day. As it was now, with the last five
hours' unceasing labor and continuous ascent,
the lower parts of the glacier that we had tra
vfej.ajared tlos; at hand; bet wt.eii I look
ed down to my right, across tin valley, and saw
the Brevent to get to the summit of which, from
Uiamouni, requires hours of toil: when I saw
this lofty wall of the valley gradually assuming
the appearance of a mere ploughed ridge, I was
again struck with the bewildering impossibility
of bringing down anything in this "world of
wonders" the ordinary rules of experiences of
proportion and distance.
"A world of wonders, where creation i
No mm the works of Nature, but her Oicams."
MoHTOOMKtT.
To U Continudc.)
From the Boston Csrpst-Big.
FAMILIAR LETTER ON ART:
Not written by Mrs. Meirifiaid for the London Art
Journal, but by Miss Jertuha Prysi te ber niece is
lbs kedntry.
Mv Peas Niics: I'rt got sons hsirdyt.and nske
use of it, so there is no fear of my age beiue susptc:d
you know thst I own to tbirty-nve. immcaiaisiy
Iter breakfast, the next dky tftar I wrote to you, I
hurried as quick as possibl to see tha specimen and
engage a place with the drawing teacher. There was
ver so many pictures hung all around the room, and
looking so "lovely! You dont know bow tickled I
was lo luiuk mat I was to d maua as rood as a vete
ran artist so quick, sol began to take Usons right on
hi monochromatic, bom painters malts a great luss
about dome pictures and pieUnd it is dreadfull bard
works but that is all iudg. TWy only say e to
make folks pay a bigger price. Ob, lb bumbiigsl
way it's mtt as easy a knitung worsvea can eianics,
I mean. Wby, I h only to rub a little black staff
lke enarcoal onto sand paper, ana use scraicosotBe
otf in spots , when it is Jon. How eay, aint it?
No ptaguinc one's bead with points of sieht am! van'
inning points and eriel perspective, and all sucb non
senie. I alwavaknowed mv renius was crrat and
now it begins to rhow itself. Why I've only taken
four lessons, and th lescher says 1 can paint a pictar
as rood ai ha. I've no doubt f it. Hrt nrrim
ef my drawing afore learning and after.
Time of holding the spring term of the seve
ral circuit courts in the 3d Judicial Circuit for
the year 18&2. wit v,r t) i,am'r anJ
clerk cf each court. . . .
Court commences la Marion comity on the
1st Monday in March, and bold three week.
B. B. Kinsr, Sheriff. Thoxias EL Thoronson.
clerk. .......
In Ralls county on the 4th Monday (22) of
March, and holds on week ' Samuel Smith.
sheriff, Samuel B. Caldwell, clerk.
In Pike county on the 1st Monday (5lh) of
April, end holds two week. Mollmw Given.
sheriff, Col. James IL Martin, elerk.
In Montgomery eouuty on the 3d Monday
( the 19th) of April, a.td holds one week..
Green B. Bush, sheriff, Jacob L. hJ7v.!!V.
In Warren county on the 4th Monday (2Gth)
of April, ani holds one week. Mr. Walter,
sheriiT, Thomas F. Marshal, clerk. -
In Lincoln county on the 1st Monday (3d) of
May, and holds one. week. Joel Blanks, sheriff.
Col. Thomas G. Hutt, clerk.
In ht. Charles county on the 2J Monday
(l(Xh) of May, and holds from two to three
week. James S. M. Gray, sheriff. Benf. Em.
mons, clerk. f
Hon. Carty Wells, Judge; Residence Troy,
Lincoln county. ;
A. W. Lamb, Esq., circuit attorney: Residence
Hannibal, Mo. . - .. i
We are under obligations to our friend A.
W.Lamb, for the above hit.- Hannibal Mes
senger. ; ... ; ...;..)
CleCtleM r Directors In II. ff. I !
At. cut B. Company.
At an election held in the cily of Hannibal on
the 19th inst., the following gentlemen wero
elected for one yean '
n.r. tiamuei, ueo. Schroter,
A. S. Robards, Chapel Carstaphen,
Brison Stillwell, B. McCormack,
J. F. Hawkins, Thomas Cleaver, .
Hants ford Brown.
At a meeting of said Directors, held on tho
22d inst., the following officers were elected f ef
one year:
Elijah Ha wains,
Gaoaoa ScanoTEa, - -
President;
Treasurer;
Secretary.
on the neck of the cliff, and then it was allowed jing scenery, produced a flowing exhilaration of
to lean over the crevice until its other end touched spirits that I had never before experienced.
the wall, so to speak, of the valley. Its top iThe feeling wa shared by all; and we laughed
round was, even then, seven or eight feet below
where we wanted to get. One of the young
guides went first with his axe, and contrived, by
some extraordinary succession of gymnastic
feats, to get safely to the top, although we all
trembled for him and, indeed, for ourselves;
for, tied as we all were, and on sucn a treache
rous standing, had he tumbled he would have
pulled the next after him, and so on, one follow
ing the other, until we should all have gone
hopelessly to perdition. Once safe, he soon
helped his fellows, and, one after the other, we
were drawn up, holding to the cord for our lives.
The only accident that befell me on the journey
here happened. Being pulled quickly up, my
ungloved hand encountered a sharp bit of granite
frozen in the ioe, and this cut through the vein
on my wrist. The wound bled furiously for a
few minutes; but the excitement of the scramble
1 a i 1 .u. , . : ,1 nnnt.;i.ui. u.t,n
tUU BUIlg, Ullll UiOUG lilt. gUlUVD bVIUIIUUlU T, 1.1.1 -
ever they could to the general amusement, and
(child and dashing its brains out upon a tree, or ihad been so great that I actually did not know I
'leave it a prey to the wild beasts, which tern- wai Murt until I aw the blood on the snow. I
fied poor Emma o that it gave her fresh nerve tied my handkerchief round the cut, and it
and renewed strength to carry her child rather troubled me no more; but, from such hurried
than it should retard their progress. At last urgery, it has left a pretty palpnble scar,
an old chief stepped forward and took it from Our porters would go no farther promises
hir arms and lashed it to his own back, saying Uml bribes were now in vain and thev eave un
he had lost a little papoose a short time before, their luggage, and set off on their way back to
ill. e now i en, inueeu, a i oriurn uouc
, , . .u . -
. . f . ., , ,v-: v he hau losi a uuie papoose a nun i.mo uuv,,, u,elr ,
since we fcaJ one to run the gauntlet, tin. fej- and he would keep Vand take it home to hi. Chamoun
low wi I have an opportumty of stretching hw Emma hef hands implo.
'quaw. roor Jkmma raiseu ner uuiiu i""" ,uui loriunaiciy wa am nai encounter unyunng
' 1. ..A MA Invnlv (till from err IP? find fa- i,mm (linn me YtnA dIcauiIit ciirmntinf f(t finfi
rllllf I V. nuu IIIUI awev-aw - - - -- - nui aj iiiun m v I u i j v"" v nwunv.i - w
r-j . -is i i . - . .
juntlet that horrid even (he heMt of the wild gavage scemeJ b(jut four Q,doc
8e punishmcnt--ne b her ,ufering beauty; as he took her Station at which
i of torture, uutai -j L:i..
k in the afternoon we got to the
we were to remain until mid-
A Man.
Another Man.
limha.
At the mention of the gauntlet that hortid
. .... ,
and brutal metnou 01 savage
could scarce repress a groan 01 wmur. uj , . -, , . . ...
that moment a wild shout wa. heard behind . HThe mtle pale.rac8 , mine, too. The The Grands Mulcts are two or three conical
Ahem, and the report of several guns at once .rU te9 me to be her father Kig In. !rock- which ,ifce .sland ,f ffom ,he fnow
told ihcro a party of hunter, must be near, end ha,f not have her.' !and ice at thc head of the Gacier de, Boa.ons,
eeing oue cf their number raU, and anotner j Af he wai tiie;r chief, and seemed to be or iand, were thoy loft ier, would probably be
-wonnded, thfV raised the death-yell, and I reat importance, they all were obliged to as-termed aiguilles. They are visible with the
into the wood., left their captive and the ucaa r. w;shMi though a .avage vengeance laked eye from Chamouni, appearing like little
Indian to receive the hunters, who, rejoicing ai bt ecn in the dark and lowering face of !cones on the mountain side. Looking up to
. Uietiineky rescue they had offered to the unt or- orijnni captor, as he listened to the words 'them, their left hand face, or outer side, a. I
'tunatc captive, kept up such halioomg and of hii chief ,1WU call it, goes down straight at once, some
shouting as made the retreatingUndian believ e j darknej of ni;?nt WM fait ci,ing Up0n hundred feet, to the glacier. On the right hand,
that they were pursued by an army of the pale reaphed their place of destina- nnd in front, you can scramble up to them pret-
feoes. .... linn and were hailed with savage shouts by ty well, and gain your resting-place, which is
In isaber they were about a doren, but in . brother warri0rs, who were engaged in about thirty feet from the summit, either by
strength, ulhciet to whip three ume uie.r . n,rformance of one of their war dance., climbing the rock from the base, which is very
number of lauums A stniwari nana, w no , n,lmherM, .quawe and papooses were
started forth with the intention ef scouring the . throlIirhout the camp, delighted specta
. country and killing, as they said, every ' red b ,u.v.-w the beautiful Emma, they
- . TL .1 ... . ... iuii . . ..-I .... . .,. ,.
devil' they coma nna. nnu mwy wic . h . r.f gaVaire triumph as made tho your shelf lor sucn it is. a laminar example
nnnr creature almost die of terror, unui me oui i0f w
forwaro anfl m iking a speech to
. ...Li. l -U ..,.1,1 nnt nnnprsiami. inev
by eno.ure, and .oured by 5' T'.V'SV' 4 r-' aabTM'oUi, mi. re
engage in taing we scp - - .,, lKir it, then led r;mma ana ner
ioicing, and congealing poor uernc. poor creature almost
VV:. ....... -nit l..i.n,n. In In atorv. stall. olh- V. "?
i-.- h ,., wlih . f hronzed chief, s.epning
ioiio apouiiiivii ui iiuiiiii,. , , "
1 . . , (V i. . . . .
stesp and fatiguing, or by proceeding farther up
along the snow, and then returning a little way,
when you find yourself nearly on a level with
hut f mean is given in a house built on a
I . -i, 1 .W I 1. A - 1..
Sleep lllll, Wlicro wiu iwuuuf woy ii vu
2
iian.
I.
... a
' Utll Ym nun uriffWim. ro'lOWeu DT 1119
" There ! I'll be blest ef that aint one .more to . . . h df-breed, and to
n4i to Je Hardy's pile. It doe. this heart mnafa feeHn(t than any of the Indians
more good to kill one of them 'ere red devil. . whom hd met Xh(!y ioon prepared
than to eat the best piece of raw vermin he ever t of tlnw and f prCad a blanket for her,
saw when he was as hungry as lra,"BU jand ;,ve her something to refresh her, ami sne
wo,f" ...... . .t v. began to regard them a. hr friends, and ex-
, Ve hut Joe," said one of the party, who iW, sweU M ,he C0UIJ, her gratitude.
feeined to be more civilixed, and with a softer M cWef bda hf)r to ,ieep, and placing in
neart, "that i. n savage practice, and dee. no her Uule babli or M ne ca0& it, hi.
good. 1 thought you'd gin over that, long i ykiu Fawli ne retired from the tent, and
ino;" . . . k-' . went forth to hold a general council, before ta-
' . --"::r7: run. rn :nimttlitl:
scalp too. It doe. me good to .ee em all piled
In a heap, and to say I done it. Ef they'd ketch
VS they'd have the har off our heads quicker
j an' we could say Jack Robinson, an' I'll te shot
j f I don't do so too,"
(To be continued.)
i rt.. .u it,. I invenltd lether bedpost is
' V . 'H7. ... . L.m cookint stov.-
Hi India rubber gimlets did not .nswej as well as was
third story.
- Ttm WruJ of lhr Todl wa the hafoest work"
we had yet experienced; it wa like climbing up
an immense number of flug-stones, of different
heights, set on their edges. Before we got half -
u .i e. . ri.I1M.ln;
way, we noaru mem uring gum w. uuumvuuii
which showed us that we were being watched
from the village; and this gave us fresh energy.
At last we reached aomelhing like a platform,
ten or twelve feet long, and three or four brood;
and below tin was another tolerably level space,
with a low parapet of loose stone built rouna
it, whilst here and there were several nook, and
corners which might shelter people on emergen
cy. We acknowledged the salute at Chamouni,
by .ticking one oi our oaions inw err iot,
tying a nanukercniei io uia op o ) ..ivw
set to work lo clear away the snow rora our
resting-praee. Contrary lo all my expectation,
the heal we here expenoncea wa. most sum j,
an4 even distressin. Those who have noted
told them such stories as would translate well
in return; until, 1 believe, that dinner never will
be forgotten by them. A fine diversion was
afforded by racing the empty bottles down the
glacier. We flung them off from the rock as
far as we were able, and then watched their
course. Whenever they chanced lo point neck
first down the slope, they started off with incon
ceivable velocity, leaping the crevices by their
own impetus, until they were lost in the distance.
The excitement of the guides during this amuse
ment was very remarkable: a stand of betting
men could not have betrayed more at the Derby.
Their anxiety when one of the bottles apprach
ed a crevice was intense; and if the gulf was
cleared, they perfectly screamed with delight,
"loict im ban courturi" or "fieri eomme tl
$aut birnV burst from them; and " Le grand
t,arrt(e!, "II est perdu quel dommagt!'"
".Von vl march encore!" could not have been
uttered with more earnestness had they been
watching a herd of chamois.
. It got somewhat chilly as the sun left the Mu
lcts, but never so cold as to be uncomfortable.
With my back against the rock, and a common
railway rue over my feet and legs. I needed
nothing else. My knapsack was handy at my
elbow to lean upon the same old companion
that had ottcn served for my pillow on the M ed
itei ranean and the Nile: and so I had aHogether
the finest couch upon which a weary traveler
ever rested.
I hare, ai Vet, purposely abstained from de
scribing the glorious iew above, around, and
beneath us, for the details of our bivouac would
have interrupted me as much as the arrange
ments actually did, until we got completely set
tled for the night at least so much of it as we
were to pass there, the Urn mis Alulets rock,
are evidently the highest spines, so to speak, of
a ridge of the mountain dividing tho origin ot
the two glaciers of Bosssons and Tacconay.
They are chosen for a halting-place, not less
from their convenient station on the route '.nan
from their situation out of the way of the ava
lanches. From the western face of the peak
on- which we were situated we could not see
Chamouni, except by climbing up to the
top of the rock rather a hazardous thing
to do and peeping over it, when the whole ex
lent of this valley could be very well made out;
the village, looking like atoms of wlute grit upon
die chequered ground. Oelow us, and using
against Dur position, was the mighty field of the
glacier a huge prairie, if I may terra it so, of
snow ana ice, wun vast irregular unuuiauons,
which gradually merged into an apparently
smooth unbroken tract, as their distance increas
ed. Towering in front of us, several thousand
feet higher, and two or three miles away, yet
still having the strange appearance of proximity
that I have before alluded to, was the huge
Dome du Goute the mighty cupola usually mis
taken by he valley travelers for the summit cf
Mont lilanc. Up the glacier, on ray left, was
an enormous and ascending valley of ice, which
might have been a couple of miles across; and
In it. course v?ere two or three steep bank, cf
snow, hundreds of feet- in height, giant step
by which the level Ln&ng-place of the Grand
Plateau was to be reached. Un me nrst and
lowest ef these, wt eculd make, out two dot.
1 A
S. A Indian.
4. A Bow sad Arm.
t. A ttmbrsg'us Tre.
3. A Vessel.
You sea I'm getting on beautifully fast, and -in
I U drs w from natur lieht off. Thera t an
view from my chamber window, where I study all the
time I am not Ukinr lesson. I've a ready mad two
chimney pot and a weathercock, e Ilk lb ml ones
that every hedy knew them at onea.
Master bas made ma do one manna view, which be
aid was first rale, but an impudent artist ayi imy wave
look hk regiments of powdered wlesofar doe a
... . 1 ........ . .4n . kril.
Col. Bfmtem.
Col Benton passed up the river on tha Ben
West, last .Tuesday, ; He reached St. Louie
last Friday, and left Saturday evening. - We
did not learn hi destination, but suppose he. is ..
guing up io reguiaie an'airs in the Platte district '
where Gov. King and Judge Birch are each stri
ving to outvie each other in their effort to brine;
about a union of the two factions of the Democ
racy. Th old Colonel !k "hole and aearty,"
and will yet give tne amies more irouoie man
they anticipate, Glasgow Times. ?
'The Philadelphia Mint has been coining soma
sample, of new gold dollars and half-dollar pieces,
which arc thus described: The dollar consists of
a flat ring, on which there is a upcrcription,
but no head, as the place for putting the head is
cut out The coin may be carried on a string
a most convenient and safe way of carrying mon
ey. Half-dollar gold pieces, not yet callea lor
by any law, have been sent down, and look very
pretty. These half-dollar pieces would be
more convenient than the dollar pieces, and may
be carried in the same way. New York pa
per. " :
The Hannibal Journal requests the Whig
Press o-enerallr to announce their choice of titno
and place for holding the next Whig State Con-
. .f . i cr J
venuoo. lus wing ucra say, oi. uwu uiu
the third Monday in April, by all mean. Al
though Boonville may be a more central locality
and in that respect, better adapted to the purpose,
the business relations of the people with SU
uis, would tend to encourage a morn genera,
representation. Lagrange Missourian.
Pstitiotis. IntheU. S. House of Represen
tatives, the following petitions were referadto
thn nnrnnrintft Committees
, p . .. rr.r
. SJOT By Mr. Miller: The petition ef sundry citi-
iiiii. ii. ruu, ..v . , , - - . .- .
. .h..rf nt him. liens oi miuouri. pro yum uro cuaimsnmcni or
Here ia an ntinlv oriru.al view.drawa oy ma iron . mail route lrom ijloomington to Xjdina. M fi
lature, on board oi ilia cneiaea wrrj-i-i. m-' a.
Lh.Vv.Ir Z mZZSrZ Also, U,e petition of sundry citl.en. of Mis-
hind it,mumi:iaied t
witb tua American
fiving over to
siraiKm nnea uon-viw - - " , nm M.umiri. nvir, Tonre.. for
ed Hues oi beamy, invetiiaa uy .". "-f- 1 --- -w 7 r--.- o - o; - -
haven't seen yet. 1 bsve improad tha nMuumaul by arearage. of pension from September 1S4 to
crooking ..t a little. Tha flart lrom tha top of th December 1844.
monument is supposea 10 uw
Oon", wNh the 'Bunker'lliH Monument be- Also, the petition of sundry citixen. of Mis
ai ia'ed ty tha gorgious rav s of a sattin; sun, souri praying the establishment of a mail rout
mencan rl, th proud bird of Job a- from Shelbyville to Kirkville,Muouri. ...
AUo the petition cf John Davenport ef
a IB 01 ju7 j
KOinon, and the people tejoieine In the fullness ol tre.
dom and a rood dinner. The toy in b boat is put
io to blMic in Nonumcni u u "r-
As I set on so fast I intend teds history aietuns f-
rr iwa mora lemon 00 fiviiras. I bv mad a cpy
XTK backwoods Jadr thus charly drfina
Crime of murden -. .
Murder, centleuae, is Where a man l murdarsmsiy
killad. Tha killer in such a eaa is a ssur;erar.
Murder by poison Is as much minlr as murer wita a
sua. It 1 murder la uia ya as ina iw. in wh
bear In mind that mntiet 1 onaming anil mantiaiiio
tr nolhr( if it 1 not manslaughter it must b monlar.
8etf-Riiirdar aolhin; I o wt;a irna cmaaw uam
asaa eaijiot eemaiit w Wo da sa on another that is
clearly my viaw. CSnilemen, I uunk yon sen navn
do dilficulty. Murder, I ay, i mulr. Th mordar
0 aiamaruauainciuet oui m mv M - -mt
murders hi mother. You know what auidar U, and t
Md not tell you what it is not I repeal mai mwaar
iamurdar. You may retire upon U If yoe lUte.-
When a Kentucky Judr. em yeara ainea. WM.
naked by an attamay, upon some (iraAg ruling,
la tbt law, jour aaoorr . . -
H replied 1
If lb Oji.rt andcrsUci beretlf. and w thus a
do, itarl .
A Vxtiso QcsTin.Wa take the follows
ing good one ffom tho Biddeford Herald: Tho
Kev. Mr. t., who Uved not a tnousanu nuie
from th New EnrUnd Art Vaian, and it la thaaght a from Portland, was preparing his discourse fe
.r,e1iK!,.r"i,r,di7bir!i "uc?, T.rT VilH thn next Sabbath. ' Stepping ocea.iounllj to re,
,il.n.,h?.0.n?"1 hy-Mr. Allsloo ef 8awl aad th I ... 1 ... t
wueh 01 tiidor. 0 w v..!"
Spekkiiifof this, I wish yen would aak ?ra Tibb which he, was disposed to
if ha know where th Witch of r.ndor earn from. coated by hi Utile son, Ti
Tour loving Auat, JCRU&HA PRTM. K I C"
view what be had written, and U eras that
ould aak I"rn Tibb I which he, was dispu4 to Improve, be wna ac-
wno naa numDercc( out
does God - tall you
Certainly, my child,
Then eAJ maka you icratck it ettflW
ricxerind (Jemlauu . ' i
It i not what a man do. but wWhcI PaxsiTTtnt oe Wern , Missocm. Tne
fee, that gives him rank; and circumstanoe (Spring meeting of thn Prebylerr of Lpper
cannot keep him down. The very things that I Missouri trill be held in Richmond, Ray county.
trouble men thn most in this life, am the very
thing that give thera an edge, and easry them
on 10 sucees. deuius unexerted is no tnorn
genius than n bushel of acorns is a forest of
eks.
commencing 0.1 tha second Tnursday (8th) of
April, at eleven o'clock, a.m.
Malisical reporu will be required at uoa
ting.
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