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W M KM OflfT PH(EBfIX.
yF M0Nf PIKEN1X .
paUUhnl ciery 1'Viil.iJ Morning,
,f O.W.NICHOLSJt W. K. KYTIIER.
... nai's nulMinff, nearly opposite Chase's
. I. .nLdfiriltra Two Dnllnrn n vnnr.
Sstcar. A discount from thc prices oftwenty
0t will l n,!"'B 10 ,m- nlt,,nco'
HI bo mlJcd. paper iiisconuniicu
'1 .nIiM aro paid, except at llio option of dm
., . OruYrs uy man mini uo posi-pam or
w-p III kinds or JU1 run w.iv ncuiiy
lV,hortnlifC ami on nimlcnUo terms.
THE SPIKIT OF WASHINGTON.
DDfcnJ, tlimt lullowctl spirit,
Anil gnanl our native land,
Where "cry fieml of faction roanu
Sti jisruril waics her liriinV
DnkrelustleJ the patriot lire
Tint learned from llieo to glow! .',iyW
0 our shore teen no more
While the norms of faction Mow J
While ncnliiiei o'er onr councils mrnys,
Anj the storms of faction blow.
Yftitill one supplication
We humbly ilarc t frame,
0! Mess llic lilial band, tliat lucs
Tl. r.iii.rcraleil name I
Tor here tby sacred memory lives,
litre grateful b"sonis glow;
And ihv name light lip llamo
Though llic (tonus of faction Mow J
Thnn-h ilatkcft clouds our counlty sliailc,
Anil the kluruis of fiction blow.
SbonlJ tjrants hr.nc our rninpires
With riinn.Hi-Miiddi-d fleets,
Or jenu;o;ues illi arms invinlc
Our ruiiie rutin retreats
Thrn.WAsmsiiTii.s, our rallying word,
Shall urge us on the foe;
In the light c'll unite:
Mo minding war o ngc;
But hail, sweet I'enre! Iliy West return
Shall ho.-li li.itc fiction's rage.
04D r.iSIIIU:LU o.-uw o luii.ns. . liu iur
. ..f Unl.l f.., t, I.,..,..! rn,.,,.
n f . . . I.' ......... . ' I ' 1 . .. I .. I
Bsnhich occurred in 1777, is taken from
. i ii r i
"Two great storms, on the 20th and 21th of
nnir thut npnntp fur snmi il.ivs rnlllil lint nnss
Uiuai, kuiuv. ..... "-1' '
omone noii'e to anoiner. win inuians oi an
-i.-i i .i..-- r... !.... ,i.i
leinof such a snow. It was from Ifl to 12
it deep, ami generally covered tne lower sio
t of the houH'5. Cottages of one stoiy were
I I .1.-. .1... I-
ran one house to anotner. under the snow.
d the snow, and then the people yent out of
but chamber windows and walked over it.
inrof thp f.irmprs hKt thpir shorn. :inil infill
mm one to ttvo weeks without food. Ojie
Lis snow a great nttmher ot deer came from
te woods for food anil were followed by the
.L..I. I . .1 . . . .
uMit, witiii u.niiii"t iv iiiiiii ill nit' nr
The subjoined beautiful extract is from the
CI Lhnr P Minor fnrm nrlir ml if nr eC tltn
IVIIIIVII 'J i v 1 VI
y . utility uu-ij llll,UIUi A lit
iATHKR mnnlVl' tmvii ' f!n nm.nl ill.
WJ. Mfir,h ik.. I rl .1.
i learning explore tho works of Confti-
...u,ii,c mo iiicxums ot ocueca. anu
, oocruies collect nil lite ex-
. Vl ,,, nncieui nnu mouern moral
...4 r io n sentence enua to tins
Ited suffbririfr tln rrrnciir iniliirnitiiit
.; .. '" iiia uiiu leu uuiiv lu uiui
"" tursu orea is rom i s tor-
v.iur,. -oweoi nnn nlnr-irl n th n.
i yw u uinnmnr iw .np i....c mi. oc.
.... ,ui iiii-rcy on ins eueinies.
'Mher, fortrive tliem.' Oh ! it is unrtliv
uus ini nniA. r ... i ... .
vni3unrfin n.-.,i i . .i. i ....
.uiui.r n hi ,: r I.
. ..lu, ig llliaSlUll WHS 11(1111 UlTilV
AcQl)aintnnf.nQ I,. 0
"lends, hnvo .HIT :. jo ir 11 l.
v v u ii iiiui.ri'ii i ill ii win.
-9 uurfi ti.w ...,-r.... i. i i .
u vou wen to c ions i votir an-
i'nli'0 nV you the precept is imperative 1
10u Snail forfriv nm o. ....... it.r.oa L.i iol.
en v tim. ... '
""stands and wives, you have no right
HPWt norfoelinr. ;., I. .!,. T
If ll.n I. . .
i . I. '"' Ill LUl.ll
U 11)1 n n.imnn.l..
-.uuer vn.l . .
II..; . ""H.IIW IfUlUl.llll, UIIU 141-
MlOntmni. -..m .i ' ....
Ullrl 11 "-...v ...u OI11UUII1V.31 IVIIIJJVI.
m. " Miiii-iiiinii'K ..o.
1 UCSei'l-il n.illi ..r.....;.l,r.rr .Mini.
. -1 Ulir nr.nl. Allt tit.... r. r.
'bHdl lieatt t int u'firma in n nnrr l ift
t... , ci "igoverncd. thevnru consumini;
i.ci vanr ir;r,. l. ...... l ..,0...ir,.l
li, Z .'Laml conciliatory conduct. Cul-
.. 115 With Cart! llio Irinil nml ir.nlli. nflfi.r..
...viiix inn. r.. . ..... . . l. .
-"tc nil p i -
.." r .. ' . '
Ui. , " " icenngs oi
r.j ,' " 'i iceiings oi revenge ever
mk.j yul,i ureust : ici me sun nuv-
"uariini- in .. i . i . -i
8unM' I"" J"iu uiigur, uiiiu nuiU
l;ynS ""'on; if it boa, matter oftri-
v'".crn, nnt trifles nro the t h hub that
Bore iy Br? ,Perin'cd to occupy tho mind
nnn-!. ''""Ss of greater concern, has a
r""er Sllnn. in. .- .11 r T". ...J !
WH"tho billows of the soul.
.j f.n8 incomnatiblo wit
witK I ?.10n' him whoso heart is black
. "uiico and studious of revenue, wall,
..' ."elds whflo clnd in verdure, and
bb i,.. WltJ flowers; to his evo there is
fn.i. u,J'i. ho bowers exhale no fragrance,
Jeer.. , sou1' nature is robed in the
"'MSt inl.li. mi . .i ..... uu..
. --vit, j, i0 smiie oi oeauty itgius
not mi) Iiis hosom with joy; but tho furies
of hull nigo in his brenst tun! render him ns
miserable ns lie could wish tho object of
13ut let him lay his hand on his hoait
and sny, 'Ilovcnge, I cast.thco from me
Father fotgivo me, nslHjprgivo mine ene
mies: mid nnttire will nssiuno n new and
delightful garniture. Then, indeed, nro the
meads verdant and tho flowers fragrant;
then is the music of the groves delightful to
tho ear, and the smile of virtuous bcautv
lovely to the soul.
Trom llio Forget Jle Not, of 16.1G. .
A NIGHT 1YKAU MONTfi VIDKO.
11Y A MODKltN-l-YTHAOonEAN.
Tho Incidents rrcordcil in tho following narmtitc
aro Ktriclly trim. They weio rcl.itnl lu mo liy n nimil
offircr lately deccasrn, nnil himself llio hem of llio
story, which was ilrnwn up hy me at Ida imrlicular rc
ijuul. Ed. of V.
;,Il yns in tho year 18, when tho;frignto
Video, that tho following events took place.
i snail sinte tnem simply and without any
attempt at embellishment, convinced that the
plain facts will spenk for themselves, and
that they tlo not require to bo heightened by
tho nid of fancy.
The Captain had given permission to n
brother officer, whom 1 shall denominate
Brooks, and myself to enjoy n few days sport
on shore. Taking ndvantae of this leave
'we furnished ourselves each with a fowling
piece and n game hag, and sallied forth on
our expedition, intending to pass the night in
the city, anil to amuse ourselves in the same
way dully till the period of our leave had
exiiirt il. Being both good yliots. mid falling
in with plenty of game, vc filled our bags
in the course ol a lew hours.
This unexpected luck suspended our ope
rations, and, as the evening was fast coming
on, we toll the necessity of arriving at iSIonte
Video before we- should be ovei taken bv
darkness no pleasant event in n country to
whoso roads wtt were entire strangers, inon
especially ns we hud reason to belicvo thai
they were infested during the night by the
banditti. Impressed with these feelings, wo
made the best of onr'wny towards the city,
Jiopitig to reach it by sunset. In this coun
try. Ivinfr ns it does between the tropics,
there is little or no twilight. Darkness suc
ceeds almost instantly to light. When the
sun's disc disappears he has done with us,
and in ten minutes there is ns little truce ol
his existence ns if he did not exist til all.
While moving smartly along1, tinder the
loud of our bags and fowling pieces, the lat
ter of which in case of dancer, wo took the
prrcnuliojJto keep charged, we met with n
lull, swarthy man, m the costume oijtu tor
geant. He was strongly and indeed hand
somelv made, but his expression of counte
nance was necuhnr nml lerocious. lie had
enormous black whiskers, long, sweeping
mtisiachos, and dark, penetrating, ueiiiot
looking eyes. On meeting, lie tainted us
with n civility rather nt variance with his
forbidding air; and I took the opportunity
of asking him, in Spanish, if wo were on the
road to Monte Video. "Gentlemen," said
lie, in tho same- Ituijjungo, "at your present
rate of travelling, you will be there in an
hour and a half; but in the unsettled ttivte
of the country, 1 would caution you ngaiusi
going farther. The sun will Le down iin
mediately, and the roads nro not safe after
i.irrhifnll " Wo I li;i nl.'ed him for his civility
but nevertheless proceeded on our way, while
ho Inn!; the nmiosilu direction.
Scarcely, however, had wo gone ten yards,
when hecalled after us; and on Uniting
round lo see what he wanted, he asked ll
wo were French or English. My compan
ion replied that we were English, when the
man's countenance darkened; he looked-nt
ns sinrnlv. then walked hastily on. "I do
nnt hnirfike that man's annearance," said 1
"Nor do I." answered Brooks: "there
something peculiarly forbidding about him."
No more was said. We continued wniuing
half nn hour longer, when the sun went
down, leaving ns in dnikness. But the ob
scurity, though great, wits not to strong ns
altogether to hide near objects; the massy
foliage of the trees, the outlines of cattle,
browsing upon the road side, nnil the huts,
which here find there loomed against the
darkness, wero more or less visible. We
held our way through the gloom quickly,
but with caution, fearful of no danger, yet
keeping a look out in case of tho worst, nnd
fully prepared to give any person who court
ed a hostile meeting n cordial reception in
tin. almnnnfll VollcV of SIIlllll shut.
In n fniv minutes, the solemn silehco of
tho night was broken by the sound of n
horse's feet nt some distance behind. We
paused and a white horsn flew past ns, at a
good and round paco, uennug tnu men upuu
p . . . . i i i i.. ;..
its back. One ol mem mm wnu iuuu m
front I recognized as our old menu, tile
. ..,..,.,. M. Ii n il nvclinn'red his cocked
owl i;uui. , 1 1 r
hat lor a loraging cap, mm ma iyuS
n slum IfiCKL'l : uui una uiok-""u
rnnnonl 111 III from our observation. We
worn n rrood deal surprised at so rupiu
metamorphosis : but without tnking any par
ticular nolico of it, we went forwnrd, and in
tibout five minutes more came up to me
horso nnd its riders. The animal was now
walking slowly, us we passed it: then, ns if
touched by tho whip or spur, it shot ahead
of us again, tho swarthy rider in front appa
rently eyeing us steadily as ho swept by.
Tho wholo business was exceedingly
strange; and I communicated my suspicions
lo Brooks that all was not right : he, how
ever, did not participate" in them, and treated
vhat had occurred as a matter of no .impor
tance Wo continued moving on, nnd n
second time camo up to the horse, which we
again found walking slowly. Wo passed it,
and kept in advance for perhaps filly yards,
when all ut once it set off as before, nt the
gnllop, bounded past, us-hcuvily laden as it
was like an arrow; nnd away it thundered
BRATTLEBORO, VtT APRIL 1
through (ho darkness, till tho tramp of its
erdtninrr lin.ifo .li...l ..it-.,. ... it... .l:....
i.ui.w ui... .,u in iiiu iiieuiiii.1,
and ceased to bo heard. Now was 1 satis
fied that there was foul play in the wind ;
but Brooks still remained unconvinced, hold
ing to his first oninion that niithinrr need bo
apprehended. In enso of tho worst, we kept
it shnrp look out, and went more deliberate
ly forward with our pieces cocked.
ConUnuthg our route for sometime long
er, wo camo up, forn third time, to the white
horse, which wo round lied to n gute on the
road side. I lis riders had dismounted, nnd
gone, Heaven knows whither We hai til
thorn aloud, but received no answer. Brooks
now admitted that wo had got into a dan
gerous .position, but wo were young, deter
mined, and tolerably-well armed. Our en
emies (supposing tho men to bo such) were
but two in number, and it would bo hard.
indeed, if wo could not give them a limit
fight for it, were they inclined to nssnil usr.
Such was tho'rensoning with.whiclniweei'i
Icavnred to veil tho perils of .our situation'
Wo now proceeded with great caution.
and were soon involved in lirofbund dark
ness.' The road at each side, was lined with
huge trees, whoso branches, meeting over
head in the centre, entirely covered it with
dense masseo of foliage, and formed an um
brageous canopy, under which in silence
nnd in solitude, wo 'held our lonely way.
"Not the slightest sound was heard, exeent
the occasional croaking of a stray frog, or
the fluttering above us of a solitary bat.
The silence was dreadful, and the darkness
wns equal to the silence i-bon,.blacli
peiutrnble. Obcurity pressed upon us like
and .Milled tho very principle
of light within .Ike. sombre atmosphere of
that woody pUjjnx by which wc were cti
cotnpns.clffHp"L'tnttancc into Hades was
not more loiTclyfnor even the dismal valley
of the shadow of ilenlh. Still, wu went for
ward, but not without anxiety, speaking in
whispers, Keeping close to each oilier, and
grasping our firelocks with cold but deudly
Onwanl wc went, for about a nunrtcr of a
mile through the globmyjfiract, when wear-
rived at a sireamleiSihat ran rippling and I
...:.. i.. 1 .l . .1.-
murmuring gently along the road. At this
point the wood on each side opened, and so
much light was ndmitu--d as lo render visible
the surface of the stream. We paused for a
moiuehl, to ascertain, if possible, our latitude.
and were just on the point of walking through
the riuili t when, Irom a thicket to tho left,
the figure of a tall man suddenly emerged.
ins Imml was
!....! .. i iV.-.
. he plunged the weapon into
'M-."!oolc to yourselll" were 1
uia ram. .ii. .nun iu yuurseiii ncrci.i
I.:.. i.m i i. . iii
the only words tillered by mv unfortunate !
friend; and wheeling round, he luvelled liisl
piece nt tho assassin. Miserable to relni.-' I
it Unshed iu the pan. I saw no more of this '
,lir..fl ima..,U- for nlmo..t m il.o mm., mo. !
mi-lit, and l)t-lnrel coultl
. . J . . ... !
lend tlu slightest
assistance to Brooks,
n n tint nrihivuils ,
side of the road rushed upon myself.
tl Hills,! VIII IliL 111 HUklllV
So rapid wnsjtliis assault, nnd so totally
uulooked for ilifit 1 had no lime to raise the
gun to my shoulder and lake a proper aim.
I did succeed, however, in firing it; nnd,
hy tho savage yell set up by the miscreant,
f know it mnstljjave taken effect somewhere.
Wounded ns he was, he did not full ; he
only staggered back for nn instunl, but re
covered himself immediately, rushed forward
and buried his stiletto horizontally in the
fleshy part of my shoulder. Fortunately, 1
caught his hand as he was drawing the wea
pon to repeat the blow, and, closing with
him, n desperate struggle ensued between
us, which terminated in tho wit-teh falling
heavily upon his buck in the middle of the
rivulel. 1 fell upon him, nnd most fortunnie
ly got my knee upon the hand which held
the accursed instrument of destruction, and
l inn prevented him from using it. Still he
resisted desperately, nor was it tin t graspeu
him by the throat with both hands nnd
nrnrlv strangled him by dint of superior
strength, that I could muster this desperate
ruffian. During tu? progress ol the leariul
struggle, I could hear the unequal conflict
raging close at hand between tho oilier as
sassin and my ill-starred friend tho groans
of poor Brooks, as he received stroke after
stroke of the fatal dagger his faint attempts
at grappling with his Herculean antagonist
nnd, last of till, the death-rnttlo in his
throat, and the plash of his body ns it tum
bled into. the shallow water of tho rivulet,
llwas horrible, hoirible, more horrible
than even the fate whicli ovory instiuu tlit-mit-cned
to overtake myself 1
-Exhausted, 1 rose from the struggle; but
had scarcely got upon niy feet when the os
snssin, who had now left Brooks. rushed
towards me, and btruek out -with his weap
on. Seeing the absolute uselessness of con
tending, in my condition, with such an oppo
nent, I nimbly sprung aside, escaped the
meditated blow, and dnrtcd off, with all my
might, in the direction of Monte Video. Ue
followed, at full speed; and epcutnbered as
I was with the game. I found it no easy
matter to keen ahead of him, although I
may safely say that nt this time, I was one
of the swiftest runners in Euglund. To re
move the encumbrance would htivo taken
time, and time lo me was every thing. 1
was thus obliged to tiiuku tho best of il, nnd
holil on us rapidly ns 1 could, with the foil
fiend in human shape close nt my heels.
Ho was one of the swiftest men I over met
with, nor with all my best efforts could I
shako him off, or keep more than six or
seven feet in ndvan.ee.
In this way we continued for fully u quar
ter of a mile, my pursuer rather gaining up
on mo than falling behind, when an acci
dent occurred which nt first sight, seemed
lo seal my doom, but which proved, in reali
ty tho cause of my salvation. I come ton
spot where thero was a break or irregulari
ty in tho road, tmd being unprepared for
such an occurrence, fell on nil fours. The
force of tho blow, whilo it did notslun, wns
sufficient lo disencumber me of the ling, t"hc
strop of which was either broken by the
concussion or forced over iny head 1 can
not say which but nway went the bag and
all ils contents. Most fortunniely, the cause
thru brought me lo thogiountl hud the same
effect upon my enemy ; ho fell flat upon his
face : tiro shock for a few seconds stunned
him, and before ho could recover himself
and again give chase, I wns eo fur in advance
nslo render all further atlemnts on his part
fruitless-. 1 continued running till I was
out of breath; then sank down upon the
rond side overcome with horror, fatigue,
and the loss of blood.
Whnt wns now to be done 7 To return
nnd assist Biooks in .my miserable state,
with two nrmed ruffians between us, must
hnvo been niudness. That he was murdered
1 did not doubt; but. were it even i.nssilili.
Ihnt he .miRht8iilljurcive,- wliritf couldsl,
liinnideif; cflFet fill IStsT fescue f Wrocoie)P
ing n mile Irom tho confusion into whicli
this rapid succession of startling nnd teriific
events had thrown me. I found tbnt 1 Inul
nearly lost ihe use of my left arm : the blood
streamed from the wound down the coat
sleeve, literally drenching the arm in gore.
What was lo he done? To remain in my
present position was perilous, lo return the
risk was still greater. Muddened by a sense
of personal danger, nnd porhnps by the still
stronei inntive,of obtaining summary ven
geance upon the murderers, I Inuried for
ward tmvnrd.i M.inl.i Vi.ln n l.i.-l. I n-l,.,,.
'kited I should bo able to reach in half an
1 had not got fur on the road when about
two hundred ynrds to the left, 1 observed the
glimmering of a light. For this I instantly
made, nnd found t lint it proceeded from ii
small collage nt the door of which I knocked,
and wns admitted by an oldTildrous looking
Indian woman. A more frightful figure 1
never saw ; and I thro say she htul a still
worse opinion of my aspect; for, on behold
ing the horrible annearance I rut, mile.
blood)', wet, without hat, and the clothes al
'"T '"m." ,n3' Oaclt sl.c started in terror.
and uttering a scream, reirented. fo owed bv
I me, into the interior of the cottage. Here I
j found four savage looking men seated round
n table drinking. One of them had ti gun
j between his knees, and standing ngninst the
j wall I observed four other weapons of the
same kind, which I supposed to belong to
the rest of ihe party. On seeing me, they
'sprang abruptly upon their feet, the man
! h.d ,l,c gun him laid hold of it
''V'1' I",,'d!, n,,V ,u '' nm.Ie
?r tl,m T , 1 Imil evnlent y startled
'"V" ' ""u """i ,OOKCU ,mum ' ano.
"i i -. . i i' i
I'p.wevcr, tlicro was no time lor many
,vor(,i'' or ,nuc,J minute obcrvMion. 1 told
l,,l',n nl ".".u W,,"J ':Jl",I;t,1 and oilered
10 rewaro mem liberally II nicy vvouiucoine
nlnnif toil It
me, and lend what assistance
to my unhappy friend. They
refused to move. I entreated them: they
only gave surly answers, and desired me lo
begone. I offered ihetn any reasonable sum
they might demand for their trouble three
hundred, six hundred, and, nt lust, a thous
and dollars. My offers were vain; I wns
ordered to be gone, nnd not give Ihetn far
Al this moment, I observed him who
seemed to be the chief of the party nod om
inously to one of his fellows, who left the
cottage alone with mo for (Im purpose of
showing me, as he said, the nearest cut to the
public road. But instead of doing. this in-
1 stead of desiring me to proceed straight for-
! ii- t i i i.i
waru irom mo uoor, ns i nnu come no iook
tne behind the cottage, into a long narrow
strip of garden ground apparently slocked
with kitchen vegetables. Lie desired me to
wait fur an instant, till he procured n light
I did so, but happening by mere chance, to
look into n buck window of the collage,
which opened into the garden I saw the
whole party, ouch man with his musket, ad
vancing steadily lo the (loot. It instantly
occurred lo me that I had got into a den of
The advance of the band, ns they turned
the corner of the cottage, their stealthy pace,
and m concenleU whispers, conhrmctl my
suspicions. I here was not uu instant to
lose. 1 rushed down the garden, us if the
legions of Satan were ut my heels; cleared
with one desperate leap tho wicker railing
which encompassed it; und Hew onward
with the speed of lightning. The blood
bounds, ineunwhilo. were not idle: One'shol
was hred nt me as 1 was running down the
trnrden. another, as I wns in the net of
springing over tho enclosure, nnd two more
while in tho held immediately ueyonu it
Crack, crack, crack, crack, went their pieces
I heard tho balls whizzing past mo : they
seemed within an inch of rny cars, yet
strnngo to say, I escuped them all. The
darkness here stood mo in good stead. Hud
it been otherwise, I must have been riddled
with shot, from the hands of those desperate
ly unerring marksmen.
Escaped from the shot, I had yet another
danger to overcome; lor 1 heard behind me
llio footsteps of severnl persons, ns in keen
nursuit. I'r one instant I ventured to look
hack, nnd-saw in the gloom, the black forms
of four individuals moving swiftly over the
ground, in iho same direction as myseii.
To cscnpo this1 now danger, tho exeriions I
made were tremendous. Iliad, it was true,
no bag of game to encumber mo, ns on the
former occasion : but I was fuint from loss
of blood and previous fatigue; still my ef
forts wero incredible. The Inst remnant
of my fust-fniling strength wns tuxed to ils ut
most, and I rnn with the speed of desperation
Well did my limbs do their duty; nobly
death. By dint, of exertion almost suporliu
man. mv nnrsnrs wero beat to H Stand Still
lid thev sustain mo in this race of lifo and
I shot aieud of them as a grey hound might
do before a flock of wolves, nnd took refuge
! 1 . , I .... . .
m a woou, wnerc i remained till die dawn,
when 1 ventured out and arrived by a cir
cuitous route ut Monte Video, more dead
Having taken some refreshment, and hnd
mv wounds dressed by nn English surgeon,
who very opportunely chanced lo be nresent,
I communicated whut hnd happened to the
atithoiilies of the town, who instantly or
dered n party of soldiers to proceed lo the
scene of the rencounter. 1 necoinpnnind
them on horsvback, being urtablo after my
severe fatigue, lo go on foot.
Poor Brooks wo found lying with his face
in the rivulet. Ho wns quite dead, his body
Imping been pierced with fourteen desperate
founds, tine of whirh hud transfixed the
hen it. About six -yurc's from him lay the
assa.'sm by whom I hud been ntlnckod : his
iliigh which had received ihe contents of my
lowling piece, was' terribly lacerated, nnd
'-rv'1.' kUfe-A'i'V'W'cIif in truth, wnstn
thcngonirs ordeatli, writhing with pain and
uorror: he died in the. course of an hour
nier we saw him. We learned from him
lii.;t his associate in crime was the serrronni
whom wo originally met with. He gave us
lo understand that (his man, having lost his
brother, many years before, in the attack tin
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mi oioiiiu uieo uv me mil s i iroons under
General Achmuty, had sworn lo murder ev
ery Englishman he could luy his hands up
on: nnu nut loosuccessiuiiy, in this instance
at least, did he carry his diabolical vow in
The savage vindictiveness of the Spanish
character iu him surpassed even itself, nnd
glowed with an nrdor of ferocity which
could hardly be paralleled, except fn the bo
som of n fiend. To elude the search that
was immediately made after him, nnd the
punishment which would have followed
such villainy, we learned some weeks after
wards thai he had left the countiy, and had
gone nmong the Ariiglins or Artesias, (I
forget which appellation is llic proper one,)
a hulf savage tribe inhabiting the mountains
Among ihem he wns supposed to have taken
residence ; for he never more was heard of.
The body of my much respected and ad
mirable friend wus removed from the spot
of the murder, and conveyed to Monte A'ideo,
where it was honorably interred, the officers
of his vessel nnd all the British and othel
foreign residents unending the fuuerul, and
paying the last sad tribute to his honorable
I'locu a Ult linJun paper.
SINGULAR DISCOVERY OF HIDDEN
The village of Stanmore, Middlesex, has,
withiu the lust few days, been n scene of ex
traordinary excitement, iu consequence of n
singular discovery of u very largo sum of
foreign gold coins, computed by some nt not
less than 1000, iu n, ditch, upon the glebe
lands of tho Rev. Arthur Chauvel. It ap
pears that on Saturday evening week, the
coachman and gardener of the reverend
gentleman were outraged iu clearing out a
I itch, in a field not fur distant from the
church, and in the course of their operations
observed some pieces of metal nmong the
dirt. These they examined and found litem
lo be gold, and they subsequently turned out
to bo "louis d' ors." and Portuguese coins,
called 'pons,' or 'Johannes,' of the value ol
about 3Gs. each. As it came on lo be dark,
the men did not pursue their search ihe
same-night, but resolved on the following
morning to mnke u more minute examina
tion of their golden mine. . Instead, however,
of keeping their own counsel, ihey lef out
the secret at a public, house the same night',
and on reaching the held the next morning.
were not u litlic modified to find a crowd
of men, wofnen, and children, assembled on
the spot before them, many of whom had
been equally successful in their discoveries,
and showed several of the largo and small
pieces, which they had collected. The
coachman nnd gardener then commenced
digging about the spot on w hich they had
been at first engaged, when suddenly a show
er of gold fell into tho ditch from the bank,
which came from a tin box they hnd forced
open. A simultaneous rush was unmediale
ly made to llio spot, and the crowd jumping
into the ditch, a scenu of confusion beggaring
description ensued. The men above kept
thoso lliut were below down, till they were
in danger of suffocation "More sack in the
mill" was the cry, and it wus not till a sol
emn nromisa -wnS; mnde to make an equal
division of tho spoil, lliat tho discoverers of
tliu iroimuro n-ero nil.) well lo rise. A collec
tion wus then made, and all standing in a
ring men, women, and boys tito pieces
were handed round, one at a lime, to ench,
the gnrdner und coachman, however, taking
cnteto reserve the better share for themsel
ves, und especially to keep ihe larger pieces
New arrivals led ton fresh search, when two
more boxes wero found equally well stored.
With one of these a farmer's man made off,
but tho bottom coining out, another scrainbl
followed, nnd another division took place-
some getting from twenty to thirty pieces
eticlrnnd others more; one or two the pxteni
ol'two hundred each, nnil the coachman and
gardejior receiving about three hundred and
twenty each, The news soon- obtained more
extended circulation throughout tho town,
and the whole parish flocked to thy spot, the
church being thereby stripped of nearly the
wholo ot the humbler classes oi its cougre
gntion, to no small nslonishmcnt of ihe par
son. The cause of this defection was ascer
mined by the Reverend Mr Chnuvel, after
the service, who sent for his gardener, and
obtainod from him the circumstances of the
caso. lie immediately declared tho whole
of the property to be his, having been found
in his glebo land, nnd demanded from the
gardener the amount of his prize 'I'hc gar-
dnnnr wns'nnt disnnsed SO nuietlv to 1 ell II-
qnisli his unexpected gains., ur.d, 6n consult
ing with the coachman, thVy resolved to put!
both their sutns together, nnd consult a law
yer as to what was proper to be done. The
money wns accordingly left in charge or tho
coachman's" wife : hut no Booner was she a-
lone than Mrs Ghnuvel. havinn- discovered
the fact, went to her, nnd, working on her
fears fdrced her lo deliver Up tho whole of
her vnluable charge, to the decn mortifica
tion 6T'her husband and co-patlner. Tho
money was then conveyed to the Rev. Mr
Chnuvel, by whom it was token lo a magis
tralc in the neighborhood, in whoso charge
it now is. In the menu time the other "lucky
tjnes" were displaying their boasted gains in
hands lull, and a brewer in the neighborhood
bought several of llic nieces at the rote of 12s.
each; he soon found a competitor at 13s.
each nnd by tho next morning a foreign ser
vant, who lived with a gentleman in the vil
lage, staled the real valuiv so that no bar
gains could again be had on such advantage
ous terms. Several hearing of the claims
of lhe,Parsqn( kept.ihcir.own .counsel ; oth
ers came up to town on Monday nnd sold
the coin at fair value lo the bullion dealers
while one or Iwo altogether retired from tho
chance of immediate inquiry. Under theso
circumstances, it is impossible to collect the
precise amount found, but from what wo
hear it cannot fall much short of the sum
we have staled, The parson still assorts
thai the whole belongs lo him ; but thero
can be no doubt he has no legal claim to a
ny pnit of it, ns, if an owner cannot bo
found, it properly belongs to the crown. It
is not likely, however,, with the exception of
the sum taken from the coachman s wife,
that much of it will be forthcoming for any
legitimate purpose hereafter. Mr Chauvel,
however, we near, intends to try the ques
tion how far his claim is tenable a point
which his servants are determined to contest.
We have seen some of the coins, which aro
perfectly fresh, and in good condition, nnd
are supposed lo have been buried by nn ec
cenlric""?oreigner, who lived some years
since near Stanmore, was known to bo weal
thy, has gone abroad nnd hns not since been
heard of. A few years back a foreigner ar
rived at Stanmore, and was engaged' with 4
men for nearly a fori nig lit in searching for
treasure in the same field; but withoutsuc-ri-ss.
It is supposed .the original depositor
had described the place, but not with suffi
cient accuracy to guide his agent, who went
away much depressed, intimating his suspi
cions that the farmer -who rented the field
had forestalled him.
From the New York Journal of Commerce.
Distressing shipicreek. The annexed par
ticulars of the wreck of the Br. ship'Francis
Spnight, present a seiics of suffering too
hoirible even to bo dreamed of. She left
St. John, N. B, for Limerick, on, thc 24th
Nov.- and on the 3d of, -Dcc?"wh;le.i)yH.tp -.
under a close reefed mizen top sail, alio cap-'
sized, but by cutting awny the masts, sbo
righted, but three of the crew were lost
not u particle of piovisions or water were to
bo had. and from the 3d to the 22d thev-
suffered tortures loo horrible lo describe, nml
on that day, O'Biicn, Gorham, Bchnm, and
Hums, lour ot the hands, died, raving Irom
thiistand starvation. On ihe afternoon of
thai day, they were taken off theHvreck by
tho brig Angerouia, Captain Gillard, from
Newfoundland for reignmouth, to whoso
kindness and attention, they are indebted for
their lives. When tho AngOronia fell in with
them, they foond only the captain, mute, and
nine ol the crew, and most horrid lo relato
tiro quarters of a human tody, which too
plainly told to what extremity they had been
reduced. Enduring for five days total ab
stinence, distracting thirst nnd craving hun
ger prompted nl lost the adoption of their
last resource, nnd of casting lots for n victim
to be bled to deuth, and eaten. The first
lot fell on tho Captain's boy, a finu youth
l years old and afterwards another lad
ami a man suffered, on which they subsisted
live days. The fourth lot had beeu cast it
tell on tho mate, and the ensuing day tho
day of the morning on which his fate, would
have been scaled by death, the Apgcroniu
relieved Ihem. On landing, their appear
ance wns most distressing. The. captain
says he wus when happily relieved, in the
act of eating tho, liver and brains of his ap
prentice, A Wretch worst than a Brute! Hor
rid death of an infant. Bell's Messenger
of 27th of February, contains the particulars
of tho mosl distressing death that human in
genuity could invent. An infant only 17
months old was actually murderd by its own
mother who gave it boilin; water to drink ! I
Tho monster mother is nu Irish beggar wo
man named Sullivan ; she had been con
stantly in the habit of ill-using her infant,
and had savcral times been heard to say that
she wished it dead or out of tho way. On
the morning of its death, she went out anil
left the babe in the room alone, nud on her
return she iiiformed the people of the houso
that it had drunk some boiling water from n
teakettlo on tho hob II It wns however
shown to bo utterly impossible Unit the child -could
huvu reached the tea-kettle in tho
place where it stood, and oven had the keltlo
been in ils way, the fact of its being hot
would have deterred an infant from tnking
hold of it. Tho mother was committed for
Tat. A gentleman travelling,
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n public nouso in tvinunam,
Conn, nnd was ushered by the lnndlndy,
into a parlor kept for tho best company.
The gentleman noticing un elegant clock in
tho room, stepped up to it in order to regu
Into his watch ; but discovered that.it, wanted
its most useful quality, that is, motion, nnd
turning to tho lady, remarked thnt.it did not
go. No si.-, said she, it is like, ,a great ma.
uy men, it has no brains, And also like
mapy women in a" similar situation, retorted
the gentleman, it has a very pretty face,