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OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, FIUDaV, MAY 28, mil
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, , ' FUKLlKHtll wittti nr
. GEORGE F. WEAVER & JOHN HISE
iUt Salle tt red, tmc dmir from the vurth-uxst eurfr
vf the I'ublic Sjuure. " V
Two dolhint and fifty irnls prr sitititiiu, if 'ui.li
UJvanrr; Tlirm ilnllnrs if mil m'nl ln'1'oro llit'ex
t.iliii of tho lirst kix iimiitlis; Ami tlircc tlullat
unil twenty-five ccnU if JrlaycJ until the cud
Vhe voar. , '.
AdvcTtiKPinpnts inserted nt per miirc urn
c;o fliiif, ralli'd liy the pettier "Old
("ross-rire" not fo uiueli on account of
his years, as front the circumstance of his
firing his rille fiiuu his left shoulder,
1 his ehtcltain had, at the head of his
arty, committed numerous depredations
upon the settlements, hut always succeed'
cd in escaping unharmed ; despite the
many exertions made by the hunters to
thu flrst insertion,' nml 25 cenu lr laili huIiH arrest Ii is tniunatc career. IMil t-ross-ueiii
inxuriiou. A lilierul dincount maJc tJ I-'irc was an expert woodsman ; and ma
ll,osnyvl.oa.lverU:el.y lhoyear borderer uas willitl? to hear testi-
trt'No iiier (lisrontinued until nil arrearages 1 J . . ?
ire paid, utile at the option of the editors. foony to Ins surprising skill as a marks-
A II nmiimittlirilliillia. In oiiuiin iitttntiDn. itiuyl
lie post iui4.
Of every description, executed in the neatest
i ' manner, at the UHunl prices.'
' (IT I'AWA i Hie seat of justice of I.n Salle
ctuiuty ; is nilualcd at thu junction of the Fox river
! with the Illinois. SIM) miles, hv water, from Saint
J I. uis, and mid-way between Chicago and 1'eoria.
j Agent for Ilie Free Trader.
.At. Mhtt, ? iVru, La 8alle couii', III.
C li. All Lien, Dayton,
v' A. U, Smith, Wniith's mills.
!; JAtio-t (iTULKT, Troy (irove.
J. l.,- W. VitoeK, Vcrmilionville.
' IUB PuiLLirs Munson, (iHiliau cieck.)
i'.' W. KutJiotiis, 1. At. l'onliac.
j : Pun Moiijt, Alorgnn's tnill.
; Jmts li. t'l.M'i', Uristol, Kane Co. III.
' Vllt.rv'l-ltv,'Kvl"'ar Van llliren. III.
WiiiA.n 1. Uii"W!, Suiiliury, Illinois.
UKrMtirKH, Hicks' mill. Do Kalh Co. III.
m,r ilr ir -
,i I A?erit,Ki riTZKW,15ooncalioro'f lglc Co.
..From the Wheeling (iazctte.
' .; IMDEWKIJi TO Tllli M'lMI.
. .. v, III E. (. IlKLMOV.
Farewell to the land of my boyhood and ylee,
Theictiesoflitircfi icndshiii and kindred more dear
biml my heart, though an exile, forever to thee
Ah! home of my childhood, I leave with a tear;
Yet, yet the bright West will still bold the place
Which infancy's home ever keeps in the soul,
And never, no never, can absence efface
Tilt! laud of my boyhood my trcasu re my goal.
'Along jjlr'ahgera I'll roam, and 'mid stranger I'll
, ' .dwell,
L - And scenes of more splendor seem fair to the eye,
f 1'H RaTie on, 'lis tmc but the heart must still swell,
; Al thiyk on the home, which I left with a sigh ;
J " Tft'Tfif native land, of wildwnod and louutaiu,
yw y4atcr wiiuh dance to the cataract's rour
. Of kike which bill mirror the cedar clad niouutail,
And kiss thu bright pebbles which gem the sweet
'; - . bhorc.
' . Farewell to the land where the red mnn roams free;
. V here the deer, and the elk, and the buflalo bound,
Vyiiere tho huge shelvini; rock, and the moss
" covmred tree,
In nature's true mantle alone can be found :
, Where Liberty's banner bird cleaves the thin air,
AsBcrcaming she wheels from the precipice grey;
Where tho howl of the panther is heard from his
' : lair,
A swiftly he seiies and rends his poor prey.
Farewell dearest Witt, thou land of my birth,
Thou nurse of my youthful sports glad, wild and
To me thou'lt be ever tho Eden of earth ;
And inem'ry's truonecdlc.will e'er point to thee:
A mother I found thee, thou dark western wild.
' Parental and fond in thy nourishing care,
And cvor, nud aye, shall thy forest reared child,
Prove true to tftc birthright of which he is heir.
From the Southern Literary Messenger.
.A Story of I lie Norlli-Western Ilorili-r.
si- : 4ro
11 T S. MCKII II -N A N.
Tho early history of North-Western
Virginia is rile with incidents of a roman
tic character. The extraordinary perse
verance and courage which characterized
tho pioneers of that region of country, and
the almost incredible sullcrings they were
compelled to endure, are, perhaps, with
out a parallell in the history of any conn
try hut our own. Whilst many of those
who penetrated far into the western wilds
venirhither to hew down the forest trees,
nnd make tho wilderness assume the
cheerful aspect of the abode of civilized
man, a large number of persons were at
tracted to the country hy the love ol dan
'crous adventure, and a fondness for liv
ing in a state of comparative restraint
from the forms of social life. The latter
i fchlsa of adventurers, though not so num
- .ebon us the lirst. furnished most of the
') ' licjoes of those desperate partizau rccoiin
I . ?tcT8 With tho natives, which occupy so
J targe a space in tho annals of the West,
" -t '' During the first eight years of that long
Jn bloody war with the savage tribes,
"which commenced in the year the
' , Vcltlemcnts on the upper portion of the
: Ohior river' seem to have been peculiarly
Obnoxious to the Indians.- Several furi
ous assaults were made by largo bodies
uf MingoesWyandots, and Shawnecs,
; upon Port Wheeling, and other stockade
'V' f forta in that vifinily ; and small parties
f.. marauders; were eontinually prowling
nliout the settlements, employing thetn-
bcIvcs ill burning houses, destroying
ernps, ' driving ot' cattle, and murdering
ithe people us trcquently as occasion ol-
( lorcu. ; ;
J Among, tlnj most notoi ioiu of the lead
" m of these savajro bricaudj, wad a Min-
mm. Ilo liml Ircniicntly come in colli-
uu with Maj. McCulloch, Lewis Wetz
cj, and other famous Indian hunters ;
iHt. all their stratagem and prowess was
vanly exerted; the Mingo invariably
catie oil' unscathed, and was emboldened
to Vflict his acts of wanton cruelty with
incensed temerity. His person was
I'amtiar to mrt of the settlers. lie was
of hictilean Wirie, his height being sev
eral hches ovtr six feet: and every part
of hit vast franc was built in admirable
projionion, if w except his arms, which,
likothiso of Ub Koy McUrcgor, were
so long that
"I'ho chief couli Kland in npii-ht mien,
- Aid fairly grip I s knees."
!?c curried a rille of more than ordinary
weight, which he trunn-fircil from his
left shoulder, and, (tough contrary to the
coinmoji rule, with rimost unvarying ac
curacy and ell'ect. .
At the time of the ucident aft.to be
relateil, the Indians lad, in a great cen
sure, ceased their hiiHilo incursions Uj,,
Western ir"iiua. Jiost of them lia
retired farther Went, tt operate agaiusty,
the setllcinents on the lower section ol
the Ohio. Even Old ('ross-Fire himself,
who lingered about Whaling long tifler
his tawny conirades had changed their
seat of war, was now seldom spoken of
by the settlers. The prevailing idea was
that he had forsaken his old theatre ol
operations for another that promised a
better remuneration for his toils. I lie
only individual who dissented from this
opinion was Lewis W etzel, ono of the
most successful Indian scouts ever known.
Wetzel, was, perhaps, possessed of a
more thorough knowledge of the charac
ter and habits of the Mingo chief than any
white man on border, for ho had often
been an eye-witness of his crafty move
ments when beset by his enemies. 1 he
chief had long been the especial object of
W etzel s hatred ; and though ho had Of
ten laid deep plans to ensnare him, the
wily savage always found means to Irus
Irate them. In the course ol Ins recent
rambles through the country, Wetzel fre
quently discovered some peculiar mark or
ign which confirmed 1 1 1 m in his convic
tion that the Indian had not left the neigh
borhood. His friends endeavored to per
suade him that he was mistaken, but he
resolutely adhered to his opinion, and
lectured that he would yet "bo the tlcall
of tho curscj old red dog." ... .
As etzel could not convince the set
tiers that Old Cross-Fire was yet lurking
ibout the neighborhood, he ceased to
mention bis name ; but never allowed a
week to elapse without taking a 6cout
through the country in the hope of com
ing in contact with him. The settlers
however, lulled themselves into security
and apprehensive of no impending dan
gcr, engaged in agricultural pursuits.
They cleared the rich botloin-lands, built
substantial fences, planted their corn anil
potatoes, and soon gave an air of comfort,
and a promise of plenty, to their infant
settlement. 1 heir implements of war
wore thrown aside as articles no longt
useful. A man, it is true, was occasion
allv seen with a rille upon his shoulder
but no other purpose was had in view
than to shoot a deer or a wild turkey
About this time a young man from the
cast of the Allcuhanies arrived at the
Wheeling settlements, lie had perlorin
ed the entire journey across the moun
tains on horseback, at an inclement sea
son of the year, and was nearly exhaust
ed with fatigue and exposure to the ele
ments, lie was destined to Kentucky,
but gladly accepted an invitation to pass
a few days with Col. Zanc, one of the ear
liest settlers at Wheeling, to whom he
bore a letter of introduction.
Flliotl Frazier had scarcely passed a day
in the hospitable dwelling of Col. 'ane,
before he was seized with disease, the 'ef
fects of his recent exposure, which confin
ed him to his bed. His malady assumed
a Frrioua character, depriving him at limes
of his reason. He laid for many days un
conscious of his condition, and insrnsible
to what was passing around him. When
at length his disease took a favorable turn,
and his mind regained its suspended pow
ers, ho discovered that a beautiful bciiiR
was hovering over his couch tenderly
administering to his wants, and lnanil'eaV
ing, by lite sweet smile that played upon
Iter countenance, a pleaoiualdu feding at
witnessing the improvement of his condi
Tin good Samaritan who watched over
the stranger-youth was Uosc Mason, the
fairest flower that bloomed on the bank
of the Ohio. She was the adopted d aught
er of Col. 'ane, the intimate friend of her
gallant father, who had lost his life in a
desperate eonllict with the Indians, during
the early stages of tho war. Kosc had re
ceived her education at one of the best sem
inaries the "old settlements" afforded in
those days ; but she had imbibed no senti
ment that destroyed tho nativo simplicity
of her manners. She was a young lady
of fine intellect; and her heart was filled
with affection and gentle sympathies, to
the exclusion of every unworthy passion.-
Although sho was delicately sensible to
every thing unbecoming her sex, she saw
no impropriety in contributing all in her
power towards alleviating the sufferings
of a fellow mortal. She volunteered her
services cheerfully to act the part of nurse
to the patient. She felt a rational pfcaciirc
in supplying the inval.id with even- little
comfort which his situation required. Un
der her soothing ministration Elliott re
gained his health. j
The youth now often pokc of continu
ing his journey to Kentucky. Day after
day, however, passed by, and he still re
mained at Wheeling. In sparsely popula
ted regions strong personal attachments!
are quiokly formcd. Tho manly bearing
of Elliott had rendered him alavountc a-
mong the settlers, and they siougly urged
him to abandon his original intention, and
remain where ho was. .To thij proposi
tion he declared he could not accede; but
when the image of Uosc Mason presented
4sell before his mind s eye, he was ncar-
vtemptcd to recall his words'.'
Hire the .arrival' of young Frazier. a
new Urr had found its way into Rose's
llCIirt f if Inn1 l-liii1t elm iirnd niinLIrt
" cxplu 'When he snoke to her abotrl
bis c:qicefu (tn:irmrC) a sU(jc of mcj.
aneholy woV, overspread.' her countcn-
nee and bafi, coinplutely the bright
mile that ustiah. ,i ,.,. ;, .,,,,
was no disstniula ia llm Illai(len. Bje
felt that his ubsei.cy0llia caUBC hn tQ
bo unhappy, and shy no iig t0
conceal inu sorrow w-mi,:.,i, ci,A
teniolateu the event.
..tin ..ii ?i . i
iinou, saiu sue, c. , flU
must agree to remain with . .....
not spare you. , ,
"it win never uoi . cxci,iri ,t,
youth "I have been idling my ty,, jicrc
too long already ; and 1 11 jumpmr ,i
the first boat that nnsses'down the r .
"We will all feel very unhappy vtn
you arc gone.
"Iot more so tti.-.n i win, uose, re
plied Elliott. "The happiest days of my
life," he continued, "were thouiv of my
recent sickness. If it were not wicked I
could almost pray for another opportunity
to have you for my ministering angel
"ForL'ive mo Rose. I A lt a deeti sen'
of gratitude for your kind attentions,. -mid
I knew not how to express it.
"I am going to Short Creelf to-mor
row, to visit a friend," said Kosc, "ami
you must go with me."
"It is hard to refuse you, replied Elli
ott; "but I may miss an opportunity ol
descending the river u I p wili you.
'I'ho water is up now, and boats may be
expected to-morrow." ,
"I will not excuse you," said Rose.
"A day or week is ef no consequence to
you. If you miss the fmt boat, you can
wait for another.
"I will listen to 6 more objections,"
interrupted the maiden ; "you muat be
my companion to Short creek, to-morrow."
mm 11 1 t 1111'
"And why not tor Hie asueu luiuv
ott. , .
No reply was made to this question.
Uose had not anticipated such an inter
rogatory ; nor did its lull meaning, at lirst,
Hash upon lu:r mind. IJtit when its true
sense became apparent to In r, a thrill
went to her heart, and a deep blush suf
fused her cheek. For the first time, she
now found that she was in love. She
spoke in an tillered tone, without raising
her head, which she had, unwittingly,
"You will go with me '?" she said.
"Most surely, dear Rose," replied El
liott, who was delighted to find that he
had no offended her by the alrtiiu;ss
of his words. "I can refuse you noth
ing," he added ', "and the bo;its may
come and go, by fleets, for all that I
care." . ' .
"I will depend upon vou," said the
maiden, as she left him ; for Rose's mind
was filled with such rtraugo ideas that
she was elad to seek solitude
Soon iil'ler the sun had risen tf the
following day, Elliott Frazier was before
the door busied in denning his rille. -
Lewis Wetzel just tlu.ii approached hini
from the diiecift'i of the high hill in rear
ol the toil. ' T . p
quired tin' hunter, as he eSino up to the
youth, and lowered his gun to his feet.
"I am going to Short creek with Miss
Mason," said Elliott. "I shall take my
gun along, and if I can only get a glance
at a buck's tail, I'll bring it home as a
trophy of my skill in rifie shooting." '
"If you see a deer, Ellit," said the
scout, laughing, "you'll be sure to git the
bin k fever."
"Never fear !" replied the youth.
"Sh-Ii things always happen to green
hands," said Wetzel ; "but you'll git over
ilicr fever bv-and-bve. That rille of
yourn aint exactly to my likinr," he con
tinued ; and hero he took the richly
mounted rille of the young man and de
liberately examined it in till its parts.
"It's too light, intirely ; and as for these
silver fixins', they aiut of any manner
"They will not prevent it from shoot
ing wellj' said Elliott. '
"No ! nor neither they won't," rejoin
ed Wetzel ; "hut I'll be skinned if I'd "have
'em on a gun of mine. Now, here's my
old woman, Ellit," added the hunter, as
he raised his weather beaten rifle from
the ground : "an uglier old rip you never
laid your eyes on ; but, then, and there's
no mistake in her. She always Idh.
Many's the red skin uhe's sent to his
"It is a valuable piece without doubt,"
said the youth.
"The red dogs think any how,"
"1 suppose you arc almost out of prac
tice in killing them."
"Well, 1 may say you arc about half
right, Ellit; 1 liaint had a glimpse of one
fiiuco last fall. I've got a strong notion
to put off down to Kentuek with you.
They say they arc not scarce "therea
bouts ; but I can't agree to leave thrc
settlements until 1 finish that cursed ras
cal, Old .Cross-Fire. The scamp has
balked nic so often that I have sworn
vengeance on him. 1 know he's still
sneaking about these quarters, because
I come across some sign of him every
now. nnd then. 1 was out all last nigbt
anff'tbc ulghLiifjjrc, in svirch of the old
''"You do not imagine," asked Elliott,
"that he is lurking about hero now, do
you 1" .
, "That s exactly wliat 1 think," ans
"lie will not dare molest uo, Lewis ?"
"I wouldn't trust him."
"Lewis, how far is it to Short creek?"
."It might bo twelve miles by the way
ou'U have to go. ( an you keep the
:k, think you!
iss Mason knows tli'i couisc ; she
rvilfvivft to nilot us aloiur.
"Wxll, she won't .lose the ath, vou
Lniay deperd ; she's nu tinrommo. nice
A young woman, Ellit; and she rides eiri;1i
in i) a trooper, in the bargain, lint yond
chanfy cui uHviWl -" j
111 another moment tho horses were
brought to thn door. Rose made her
appearance, nnd was assisted into lirr
saddle by Elliott; whilst Wetzel held
the plump white pony by the bridle.
"It really does me good, child, to see
you look so well," said the scout to Rose.
"Now, be careful," he enjoined, "in
riding along the steep ridges, child. I'll
bo right down Uneasy until I hear you've
trot save to your journey's end."
the mystery ; and it was diiliculuo dc-; .' Ut
tcrmine what count he shotild.adopt. " x
Ho resigned"; himself to depair. aod V '' -scarcely
aware of 'wtjat ' he- Was doing? .;'
galloped off tin tho bridle Mih.witii ;
quiry was well timed, for I really fofgotl hope of detecting the traoes of horses'
to charge my gun before starting. Now, feet; but the density of tlii leaves which
"I do, most assuredly, Rose ; and I
hope to convince you that I can before
we reach our journey end." ...
"Is your gun well loaded ?"
"Loaded !" reiterated Elliott ; "the in
"Thank vou, Lewis," said Rose; "we
will try and not fall oil' our horses."
Elliott was now mounted, bearing his
rille in his left hand. ' "
"I'll help you, Ellit, to bring your
buck in," said Wetzel, with a Mguilicahi
Kinih- "only lake care of the buck fever!
Elliott and Kosc moved off briskly,
along tho bridle path, up llm bill. The
narrowness of tho road compelled them
to ride singly; Rose taking the had.
After passing some distance along the
top of thi! lidge, the path ih vceiidrd tin;
opposite side, and led to a large run, in
the bed uf which tin y now were obliged
to ride. The run was very nuiiili, and
had, for .llie most part, a ledge of rocks
lor its bed. I he boots ol the liorsi s
striking against the rocks, and rcckle.-s
splashing of the water, occasioned more
noise than was desirable.
I b ar, Rose," said Elliott, "that thi-i
is a dangerous road for a lady to travel.
4 "I .u I10t :diaid, said she; "1 nave
been over it teveral UincS.
"It is a miserable poor one, Lose, 1
must say. 1 des pise a road that makes
mo ride behind you perpetually ; and,
here I am, splashing you ouli.igeOiisly !''
"We will soon leave the run, and eo
it another thine. The road will be bet
ter, then, 1 hope."
"And so do 1, with all my soul ! I al
most wish 1 had not brought my gun
arun",'aj 1 lied more difficulty in'eai i v in:-
'over thin aufil road than 1 expected.
"W bid's lo biAlonc lo-dav, Ellit?" iir
'flu y.ni t'n in I. ou euubi :A"A -nKt.
if we were to see a deer, I shouM be vex
ed almost to death."
"There is our trttning-off place, said'
Rose", as-they reached the point a"t which
the path diverged- irom the run, and they
both rode out of. the Water. ...
"I must disnioWit- here V exclaimed
Elliott, "to load lny -rjflei,. It will never
do to riile through tho; .woods with an
empty rille in one's hand, when he has
powder and balls in iibunthm'ecivithhiin."
The young man dismounted his steed,
and fastened thcjridle to a saplmtf- near
by ; after which he commenced loading
"Make haste, Elliott !" exclaimed
Rose, who stdl sat upon her saddle, "I
see a deer upon tire run !"
'Indeed! said the youth, as he hur
riedly returned the ramrod ; and quickly
elevating his firelock as high as his breast,
he cast his eyes in the direction designa
ted by Rose's hand. .
"I sec him !" ho ejaculated hastily.
The animal, which was a fine buck, was
probably a hundred yards up bn nin.
standing apparently motionless, and look
ing directly towards the wayfarers..'!
will give bun a piece of cold lead,' he
idded, "il he will stand long enough. '
Rose, will your pony be frightened when i
"Not in the least," she replied. "Ti v I
your skill, but be sure to hit him."
"Trust me that far, Rose," rejoined
He cautioned Rose to hold a tight rein
and be upon her guard, when be should
lire. Carefully describing a small eireuit
along the adjacent hillside, tho novitiate
hunter at last succeeded in gaining a fav
orable position from which to fire at the
noble animal, which was still gazing nt
tho horses. Elliott supported his piece
against the side of a larno tree, nnd. tak
ing deliberate aim, fired. The buck fell
upon his fore knees. Satisfied that his
svt had been successful, his first object
was t gianco towards Rose to see wheth
er lllO Vorsf,q 11;,,1 rnni'imil ol-i.l.-
Doth animai .., stniuliinr ubeie be
had left them, .,M(, 1oS(J wavc,
handkerchief in comrw,, (Q h(, y
hunter s skill. I railing u-r,..
length, he bounded towards '-SpCt.,t,j
victim with a joyful countenance..,
deer, however, suddenly recovered itse'.
and retreated, limpingly, up the ravine.
Ellis started in pursuit of the fugitive
expecting at every plop to sec him fall
from the loss of blood, which was, at
every leap the animal made, staining the
leaves, and clearly marking out his course.
Uut tin; wounded buck continued on at a
wit which flielnly outstripped tho tod-
f,'" march of his pursuer, until, at
length r il fmni exhaustion of his vital
powers, i. a fuW minutes more the tri
umphant you.., bunter, to scenic bis
prize from the u.wi.s of prey until he
could have him broug., i,llo the fort, had
the lifeless buck swung i,;,,, m the air
on tne lop oi a Hickory sapiu..
Elliott was full of pleasurable, excite
ment. He had now killed his first Acer,
and be could not help smiling at the ide.
of telling Lewis Wetzel that his predic
tions about the "buck fever" had prov
ed, by ibe event, erroneous. He lost no
time in retracing his sti ps towards tho
place at which he had left Rose ; and he
derived a renewed pleasure from the re
flection that he had borne out her own
He 'had performed but a short distance
of his if trogade march, when he discov
ered his horse galloping towards linn,
with uoslii! ) distended, and the u ins of
hi bridle broken and flapping against
his breast. A familiar Word spoken to
the all'ri'dtled steed caused iuui to step,
and bis ina.ler seemed him. Tyiii!! to
ocdtei tli' broken reins as well as he
. .i.l.l lie vaulted llliisll llie faddlo and
lashed off down the iaine at. lull spctil
l'lie horse frequently started at some ol
eel on the way-side, and the lice u.e ol
the spur became necessary lo urge linn
rapidly forward. W hen ho icached the
poi.it at which he expected lo find hi.
fair charge, she was gone '
I 'he feelinos of the youth at this junc
ture were peculiarly painful. The smile
of di.'le'ht which had but a lew moments
before illuminated his countenance, was
r,v,. Irui.i.. (I for an cxiiresMou ol
u.j . . e
mingled melancholy, uiortilicalton and
anguish. It 'as impossible for him to
ctiiqecluro what bar)-', become of Rose;
but" he had too niufh evidence before
him lo doubt that somc-MTioU event
had U.ui- pired dm in- the "innthat- ho
w.s uUitui. lie i.houtid aloud, but no
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i " 11 I'.'.- ' mi. in.
covered tho onmrf-cttiaHy ."defeated
the object. When he had le-'-ri f V ' ;
'hno'ltntcd tho hill,tlic sLarp report.' i , ' . (
pine-saluted his cars,1 whiikjtc utmdv'.':'. '
heard a bullet whiz past Wlteadyr'Sy-' -..H"
horse, seized with renewed idaifii, pliiiitt-" '
ed' pi-ceipi'tately' down the hill passing '
furiously over the brush and fallen tini,- :l v ' . '
ber, and calling into requisition all tlic'v.';
eooincss ami equestrian skill of Elliott,',
to enable him to iriaintainhh seat. Jres-'
ently another shot was fi'rcaf from a dif-.
ferent quarter, which lodgr-d itself in tho
withers of the horse, whose headlong
speed now became redoubled. - ' :
It was apparent to the youth that lie !
was beset with Indians.' A 'moments re
flection determined hiiii to repair, with
all possible expedition, to the fort, ami
have a detachment of men sent in mir- '
suit of the enemy. He felt convinced
that Lose had been captured bv them .
and inwardly reproaching himself as the
cause of her calamity, ho uttered a soh
emu vow to rescue her or die in the at
tempt. . ' . ..." '.
(Conclusion in our next.)
Fr mi the Daltimorc Farmer and Gardner.
The Plough nnd ils Alli-ibatra. -
"Wake up my muse ! wake up my roul !
Survey the tjlolio from pole to pole;
To what employment shall I bow, " ' '
Pursue ihe arts or hold the plough V
Of all employments I think that of euid-
ing the Plough would be most desirable :
and for various reasons : Health, wealth,
and a consciousness of doing good. It
was said by. Dr. iiiAXKLix, that eruidini!
star of American youth, that "he who
would be wealthy now, must till the 6oil
and guide tho plough," and truly he did
say so ; for,
"1 :pn a just and strict ntteatioii
. The plough appears a high invention."
All nations and communities of people
arc subservient to its influence. ; without,
it, tho necessary means and wherewithal
for tho sustenance of life would be denied
to us. .The tiller of the soil, with the
aid , of his plough, is emphatically the
ocnctacior of Ins people. Wcr--r'rr
a nation, to be depri 113 ""'B1;
flueneo. woXwr-fould be our situation;
calamity upon calamity would dwell
around us; Limine upon lamtnc, in its
'"t direful shape and form, would haunt
our -4jrs; and starvation would be
our lot. '"v .. . . - .
w a a
loil vi appcjicd
All natioik.'w.nn r-ico nflhe earL.
.,.i n .v,. :..tt.,K,i,,. ., r -.k 'r'v"-
uiiu mi inu iiii"i"i"niereoi, arc ucpuiiu- s . fc-.i.." i
iy Drouguv liinuwiHon, oi .
for their prosperity, and m hg"
existence. A land ia gyS.6.1! hlcssed -
with vtie iJouuvtcB un a USiccut Provi- .
dence, which has placcjltor our use the
sun above and aroundto sYicil its rays
and cause the vegetation or the, earth td ..
Ilourish and bring forth the ineanai.of sub-v - "
sistence ; and tho rain and dews oChcav
en to fall for the same purpose. The
Heathen and the Christian alike mustv.;.
look to that all-powerful instrument for ,'s
aid. It was foreseen by the Saviour of ,
cue world that it. was needed tor n w
written, that ,J '
"The meat M.;si.ih, when he wrought, ' f
Made yokes and ploughs, a we are Uught " '
Iii sumo countries, where "princes, ,
notcntales and dukes do reign," to them
is given the preference to "draw the first
furrow" for the people, in their blind . :
subservience, do believe that they (their '
rulers) are best capacitated for llie olhcp-l
as is here shown :
'M.ii-ul, rcnowne l of India's land, ,
First takes the pl.ui.h into his h.Ol't ;
His tuillioii i then in honor toil, ,.
To pulveii.o tho fertile (f-'il." '
Elisha of old, it is said, drove tho t
and held llie plough, and rent and tore the
rugged earth with ; twenty-four oxen.
Immortal Job l.iunelud his plough with a
llious-.uid oxen, and rent the day.
Furthermore, the ploughman is the ...
happiest and jiioI contented being alive,. "
See the ploughboy following in the fur- )
,-ow, on a calm, suliry, summer's layj'
observe bis blithe and jolly countenance i ,
hear the melody of his noon-day ong,
and the shrill sound of his soid-siimiio; !
whisile. -W ho can look and Jfcar, with- ;
out being Btruck with tho truth that
( (full pursuits by man inrtiiitcd, ,..,,'i ,'; - ,
The phnmlimmi is the ktt eoutcatvd. ' .' .Of-'
True "it is, that he i not ulwdys amply i
rewarded, in a pecuniary sensev for his
riabouvt he is contented 4lm ''nonsct- .
ousucss fjf doing good, the will, and the
means, are sufficient. '' Ha toils iht for ,
nmhinir;- 1"' sees all .e looking vp to ,,
him for t'.tc biead t satiate their craving
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