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The following truly beautiful lm< s are from Mr. Mellen's poem, de t lie Pin Beta Kappa Society, at Harvard University. The poem is spoken of in the highest terms. THE INDIANS. And well it were America for thee. Could fame's broad pen record but eulo Bat while in lu'tre she reveals the name. She will not dash the story of thy shame, Already blazoned on the ' Speeds the foultale, shall thrillthro eve *lrcady S there a blushing world shall O r horrid perfidy the "owning deed ! Nay-tell me not of freedom- tw t>ui 11 alt'it touches, withered and ac- I fee*" no'freedom, where a creature Crushed* by a nation that forgets its t fee™ no freedom—none— but with the M country perjured and her And ye who judge not by what beams within, . . • » „i- Bat guide your sympathies by iin the truth to God and virtue M JZ'n to falsehood in an Indian', A nd?hit no sanction lingers with the WhoseTsimple ties are wampum and the Go, and tho* scorn may gather on your faith plead vainly with ye Yet on the far unveiled futurity, _ The fearful judgemnt of the P^ 1 ® The stern tribunals where all lips are A. and a conscience yet to And'when a race of whiter heart, than fhaUgather round your lov'd ancestral j you from its shadow forth to To ZTsome new and visionary 'home Trample your hearths, and giv All brfgTand blessed hopes that cluster breathe „ot-think not-but in Veilmg aCe the eP spirit , s ire, and bursting Let tKaW lip, in that eventful hour Confess the justice, and admit the p These have their sires—their children, and their graves, , their Their epitaphs the war-paths Bat ye* would madly doom them to fore- The green wood forest, and the charter'd There°"whcre they roam'd magnificently With"'broad unbelted breasts from sea to seal And thou, my .ountry, veil thy drooping the deed forgot when years have fled-- , .. ~ •. Pream not that centuries shall dim it— Tw'df fire thy forehead like tne curse o! Cain! From theWaahhieton Spectator fIVRSEILLES HYJVf N OF LIBER TY. The excitement wh.ch the events of the F'-ench Revolution naturally occasioned here, hi- been felt perhaps m a gee in the eastern cities- The N w American relates the following '" c^ e " = the Park Theatre in thit crty, on Friday "'The Marseilles Hymn being song hj the company to a crowded house, the am i ence joined enthusiasicallv in th» choru--, and when the tri-colored Hag was allTanc ed upon the stage, handkerchiels and ha.s ■w-Ve waved from pit to boxes, while D.a vo=" and defening plandits funded from every corner of the house. W nen e p pi a use subsided, a tri-colore cocka/le was J?en waving here and there among the sea of head*, by the gratified Frenchmen, who, eager to rec.procate the national compli ment, called loudly for "Hail Columbia. The following is the Hymn; it was sung on the above occasion in both French and English, and repeatedly ensored. Ye sons of freedom, wake to glory! Ha-k! harkl what myriads bid you You "children, Wives, and Grandsires hoary, . ... Bshold their tears and hear their cries Shnll hateful tyrants, mischiefs breeding, With hireling hosts, a ruffian band, Aflfright and desolate the land, . While Peace and Liberty lie bleed in r? To arm:,! to arms! ye brave! The avenging sword unsheath: J\l\rch on, march on, all hearts resolved On victory or death. flow, now, the dangerous storm is rol Which treacherous kings confedrate raise, . The d°g s of war, let loose, are howlwg, And k>! our fields and cities blaze. An 1 shall we barely view the ruin, While lawles with guilty stride, desolation »ai and wid^. With crimes anil blood his hands em biuing? To arms! to arms! >e brave, &c. With luxury and pride surrounded, Jl he vile insaiiate despots dare, f Ueir thirst of power and gold unbound ed, To mete and vend the light arm air; Like blasts oi burden w»uld they load us Like gods, would bid their slaves a dore, * But man is man, and who is more. Then shall they longer lash goad us? T« arms! to arms! ye bnve, Itcj Oh, Liberty ! can man resign thee, 0>- hav;ng felt thy generous llame . I, dungeons, bolts, and barsconune '' thee? Or whips-thy noble spirit tame? Too 10. g the world has wept, bewailing That laisehood's nagger tyrants wie d } But treedom is our sword and shield, And all their arts are unavailing, To arms! to arms! ye brave, &c. miscellaneous. PHILOSOPHY. Going into a bookstore the other Jay, I accitlently took up a new pub lication called -The Frugal House- wile " Turning over the leaves, ray attention was caught by the following story, which 1 thought was worth five •billing*, the price of the book; ac cordingly I bought it, and now send I the extract for publication. 4 Philosophy is rarelv found. The most perfect sample I ever met, was i an old woman, who was apparently j the poorest and n\ost forlorn of the hu man species; so true is the maxim I winch all profess to believe, and none J act upon invariably» viz: that happi ness does not depend on outward cir cumstances. The wise woman, to whom I have alluded,walks to Boston, from a distance of twenty miles, to sell a bag of brown thread and stockings, and then patiently walks back a gain with her little gains. Her dress, though tidv, is a grotesque collection of 'shreds and patches' coarse in the extreme. •'Why don't you come down in a wagour" said I, when 1 observed she was evidently wearied with her long journey. "We han't got any horse," replied slio: "the neighbors are very kind to , me, but they can't spare their'n; and it would cost as much to hire one as all my thread would come to." "You have a husband, don't he do any thing for you?" '•He is a good man, he does all he j can, but he's a cripple and an invalid. He reels my yarn and specks the children s shoes He's a kind hus band as a woman need to have." '•But his being a cripple is a heavy misfortune lo you," said I. ••Why ma'am 1 don't look at it in that light," replied th* thread wo man; ' V consider that I've great rea son to bic thankful that he's never look'to any bad habits." "Hon- at«ny children have you?" "Six sons ind five dartars, ma'am.' ' "Six sons and five daughters! What a family for a |toor woman to support!" -It's a family surely ma'am, but there ant one of'em I'd be willing j.to lose. They are as good children as need be—all willing to work, and all clever to me. Even.the littlest boy, when he gets a cent now and then for doing a chore, will be sure to bring it to me, ma'am." "Do your daughters spin your thread?" ''No, ma'am; as soon as they arc big enough they go out to service. 1 don't want to keep them always delvin for me; they are always willing to give me what they can; but it is right and fair they should do J a little for themselves. Ido all my spinning af ter the folks are abed." 4 Don't you think you should be bet ter off, if you had none but yourself to provide for?" "Why no ma'am I don't. If 1 had'nt been married, I should always have been to work as hard as 1 could and now I don't do more than that.— My children are a great cemfort to me; and I look forward to the time when they'll do as much to me as I have done for them " Here was true philosophy! I learn ed a lesson of that poor woman which 1 shall not forget. Reader, have you ever suffered in being made the mark of scandal? Is there a man or woman, old or young in the town of Providence who has not? And are there many who hav< not, in their time, inflicted scandal: These are leading questions, and are more or less applicable to every com munity in which we livei There are ten or fifteen men in tin' town, who are without business o their own, and are continually meddlint with that of other people. Are a la ly and gentleman seen walkingtogeth ;r in the street—they are to be mar ied; and they will- go on to fix thi lay of your wedding, the color am ihape of your dress, the parson, am ill the particulars; and if the ladj akes your arm, is nothing N han your wife. By these means, tin ongue of scandal.will allot to a niai nore wives in one week, than Solo non had in the course of his life.-- Does a gentleman speak with a mar •ied lady—the-e is intrigue and sin a 'oot, and her husband must know it Does a lady without a hundred thous *nd dollars presume to .go into tin street decently dressed —she is bring ng down ruin upon her family she r waking a great show, to display he charms, to captivate the men, wliih ier unwashed kettles are ttimblmg to rether in the kitchen, and cobweb: ill every corner of the house, Is < nan transiently embarrassed in his al 'airs—he is in jail—he is dodging th( nonstable at every corner—he ha: riortg&ged all his property—he is liv ing in a style he cannot afford —lit jats too rich a steak for his dinner le wears too fine a piece of cloth— ind he never attends to his business Does he hire a chaise to go out o town on his own affairs —he has run a ifay, and all his creditors were seei running after him. Besides tbesi here are a thousand and one stone: laily hatched, without the shadow o plausibility —infamous lies, engender »d whole, and set in motion for thi purpose of creating an excitement.— Miss So-and-so has swallowed poison because her father would'nt let he marry. Another has run away wit! ier footman. Another was seen ti siss a gentleman in the street —am mother has contracted more de'.il han her husband can ever pay. Mr Sufferer was seen hist night .is drtin. is abt ast, and lie and his late part ier laid drunk on Rope walk I'dl at last afternoon, and in the evening the; :ame down into ihe street and fright ?ned some little girls; when, at last t was proved that Mr Sufferer wa )ut of town all the afternotfeu on j>usi less. These arc seme of t-he Um nillions of scandalous and lorts which daily float through thii *omm unify, as thick as the air wt jreathe. They meet us at every cor ier of the street: they cluster on ev :rv lip, and increase ten fold in al nost every (train. By night and day. he evil spirit is forth —old friends ire parted, and old enemies excited thresh; and the"very roots and springs if society are turned into bitterness. Vho will set the example and reform? Prov. Patriot. HEROISM The following is a striking anec dote The fact occurred on board his Majesty's sloop Pilot, Capt. J. T. Nicholas, when in contest with La Legore: "An instance of heroism occu r red ! during that action, which has seldom been surpassed, and which i» scarcely rivalled fcy Greek or Roman valor.— The Pilot having her maintopsail yard shot away, the people were employ.cd aloft to send up another, and were in the act of reeving a hawser for the purpose, when a voice was heard from the Captain's cabin, (to which, as is usual in bri"S, the wounded were sent, and through the skv light of which the mainmast is visible.) ex claimin_ 'you : re reeving the hawser the wrong way!' This proved to be the case; and or, looking down to see who had detected the mistake at the mast head, it was found to be John Powers quarter master's mate, who was at the moment lying on his back on the table, undergoing the amputa tion of his thigh, his leg having been just before carried nwaV by a round shot. The man who under such cir cumstances can think only of Irs duty, is a hero, and. whether a common sailor or an admiral, deserves to havp his name placed upon record. John Powers was an Irishman, nho»t ?"> years of ace. If was n°t likely his conduct should pass unnoticed; ?nd on the Captain's representing it he ob tained for him the object of his ambi tion, a cook's warrant. He was af terwards in the Drake sloop of war when that vessel was wrecked on the coast of Newfoundland; and. though vitli but one leg. was amon" 'tie elev en men who were saved." —JMarsliul s Natal Hittosy. POPULAR ERROR —-STRENGTH AND DE- BILITY. A popular error, (lie fruitful source of improper habits and of disease, is the fear of debility. Weakness or exhaustion is looked upon as the chiel cause, either remote or immediate, of nearly all the physical suffering to which the human system is liable. To guard against debility, therefore, or to remove it when present, occu pies much of the attention and solici tude of the public mind; and upon these two points many ruinous mistakes are hourly committed. It the means pointed out by nature herself, as the best to preserve the body in free and vigorous performance ot all its func tions, were those popularly used to shield it from debility no barn), but, on the contrary. much good would re i suit. If a plain and temperate diet, a due degree of appropriate exercise, pure air, proper clothing;, in connex ion tvith an unsullied conscience and a cheerful mind—were the remedies to which men Were in the habit ot resort- ing, to sustain the strength cf their sys.em, the "mens sana in corpore sano" would be a far more common possession than is now the case; un fortunately however, a very different course of conduct is generally pur- sued. From an ignorance of (he rules ol health, and their consequent violation the integrity of some internal organ is impaired—i» can no longer pet form its i functions with that degree of perfec tion and regularity necessary to the well being of the system. If it he mi organ essential la life- every other suf fers with it. and the individual is in capacitated for his accustomed bodily or mental labor. According to his own account, he is in a state of debili ty-. This, to a certain extent, is true; but it is s debility that can be remov ed only by restoring to health the or gai. primarily affected; a task for which the experienced and skilful phy sician is alone competent. But the sufferer is himself of a different opin ion: be is debilitated, all he requires ! is something 1o restore strength to his system generally; additional and more stimulating food: some cordial or e livii—-some notent tonic! These are soon obtained; a momentary exeile mrnt is the result, to sustain which requires their frequent repetition; but so far from any permanent advan t ige resulting from their use, the svmptoms advance with, increased ra pidity; the individual becomes mot.- . and more exhausted; and if he fall not a speedy victim to the disease it i self,' he too often does to the effects of I intemperate habits unlaced by the j ; remidies to which he has had rc- course It is not merely in disease, Hint er roneous opinions in regard to debility are productive of evil effects. Du ring health, the same injudicious means are resorted to, to sustain tlic strength of the system as are suppos ed capable of restoring it, when ab sent. The infant in the nursery is too of ten pampered into disease, under the ridiculous notion of ministering to its strength; while, every day, the adult, to augment his vigor or prevent debili ty —to accelerate digestion or to guard his system from the supposed weak ening influence of external agents pours into his stomach a variety of ar ticles, the direct tendency of which i to destroy the functions of the latter organ, and to spread disease, suffering, and debility, through every portion of i the body. ! The means of avoiding disease, ! (temperance, pure air, exercise, and ! ihe subjection of the animal passions) are the only ones capable of increas j in;: and maintaining the strength of the S'stem; from the inventions of the took, the products of the still, or combinations of the apothecary, di rectly opposite effects invariably re sult. From the journal of Law. last wills. There exists in the minds of many people —otherwise well disposed —a singular and unacountab'l© objection to tI.»T disposition of their property by will. In some it appears to be (he influence of an idle superstition as the harbinger of their own death. An idea certainly likely to be realized, if de ferred until affected by violent illness. In (hose circumstances the mere agita tion arising from a sense of neglected duty, in the exertion of repairing it, may very naturally involve dangerous results,. Bat he must he of a very weak fninfl, who supposes that the dis* position 01 his property in one instru-. ment is more likely to anticipate his hour, than a sale of it in another. To make -a will is in the cases of most men a matter ol positive duty. And as such Wesley frequently en forced it upon his hearers. It is said that upon one occasion he so wrought on the conscience of one of his congre gation that he went with a resolution I instantly to repair his neglect. Am! i the excitement of his leelings operat ied so powerfully on him, then i being in a weak state of health, that ' death overtook him before he accom plished his purposes. That the making of a last will is a religious duty, no one of course, can uphold, but it may become a duty, and that its neglect may be in the high est degree criminal, are considerations which deeply affect every man. In deed we can conceive of very few ca ses in which a man's duly to lite can be regarded as fulfilled, it this be 11c glected. The case of a father, a wid ower, with only one child, and a mo derate fortune, may appear to be that in which a testamentary disposition, or limitation of the property, is useless, ard yet it may be r question whether the habits, sex, disposition, and quali ties of the offspring, do not render an omission of such disposal as may se cure him from probable evils, and ob ligation incumbent on the parent. Few-men can mCke their own wills, and perhaps none ought to attempt it without reference to counsel, even ill cases where there are no complicated bequests, and where (he testator un derstands his own intentions; a matter by no means of universal occurrence. There are many peculiarities relating to execution which can be known only to professional men. S:r W . Black stone, we believe, recommends to medical "and clerical persons the in structing of themselves in the draught ing of wills, so that, when in exlremis, the dying person may not really be incps concili. It is a great mistake to suppose that it is any advantage to profession al men that they should be employed to make wills. As a matter of com pensation it is of sjiall consideration. As a matter of labour and concoction, frequently of great difficulty. Few disputes giow out of wills drawn up by lawyer®. Few quarrels indeed ever occur after application to a law- Iyer of any respectability in the first instance for advice: but in genera), men work themselves into a dispute, and when interest, self love, and the pride of opinion ere fully excited ou both sides, lawyers arc sought rather as means of gratifying than of allaying irritation. S3© REWARD. STOLEN from (lie subscribers stable on the night of Jtfcnilay the 16th instant a light sorrel gelding, about five feet high, mne or (en years oltl< witb a flax nianc ant! tail. He/iaces, canters and trots pret ty well, and had on when stolen, good shoes before, but had lost the shoe of his right hind foot. He has several small sears, occasioned by the biting of mules, one of which is on his ri&ht hir.d leg a little above the fetter lock joint. The thief may cut bis tail and roach his main, in order to disguise him. He also took a Saddle, 1 (nearly new) with common Slirup Irons, a Bridle", Jlfartinga s and a new cross barred blanket. Any person securing the horse and thief, so that the latter can be brought to justice shall receive the above reward or Ten Dollars for the Horse alone, with reasonable expenses, if delivered to tL subscriber residing near the read leading from Washington to Augusta, seven miles above Havsville. N. B. The thief is supposed to be a man about 5 feet S or 10 inches high, sallow complexion, thin visage, shout SO or 35 years of age; and wore a Quaker hat, old striped round-about, light coloured panta* loons, right and left shoes,and ribbed socks 4 blue mixed. SAJHUEL brooks fPashington Geo. Aagtist 19, 18^30. etoticb I HERE BY forewarn all persons fi-rn harboring and trading with SEL.AJA BLACKWELL, on my account, as she has never been legally my wile. I have sufficient evidence to prove that the said Selah Blackwell is the lawful wife of o „ Mr. Young. I therefore solemnly protect against any proceedings either in law, or in any other way, against me on her a g count- ALEXANDER JtfcDONALI July SI, 1830. COiN STITUTON OF THE CHEROKEE NATION FOR SAL E HERE MR WIRT'S OPINIONS Printed in pamphlet form, for salt* <it (Ids Office.