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THE RUTLAND HERALD.
- . VOU ME 56 THE HERALD rvumuui intr Twrpv mox.mm. r ;'.. I UK A MAN" l..1.ll.l,rr. i TBIUW I'KK KUt. t iii.ri rrif PI -.. i . I. Ml IvOfit, ..j M.(!,Mi.-tiWrf. t,- .v.. tu .Jt.dM, U..Mi...rM..-..l'"'lWM'lfv.iS1 ,..,,...,-.-...-....,-,,...,.,. t-.irijsn l'r I ii Jrrtl.i. HISTORICAL INCIDENTS OF TIMS VICINITY. NO. 20. niiis is ii n i.am). AHiut I7cj n schoul-hou'c frnmrd ! chip-boarded, situalcd in the North Kal riirncr f the village square, mid r! rtclly South of the old hay scale, ;i burnt. Jiilhc Full of 1 711S tfiv printing I.f of Anthony Haswcll, located in the ioih-Wct corner of the ill.ft vqunre lulwcti tin: Itank and dwelling house ..f . 'I'. Hodges, a one lnry building, a. humt. On the 3bt October 17'J'J, tin: Legislature then titling in Kutl.ind, pi's dan net rantiii u lottery to )laell to ra'uu X'l'JH, to repair the damage sustained hy the fire. .'1 Dee. lb).') the dncllin: hone of Daniel Oliver, (a colored mnti) itunlell near llolxTt l!nniey ilwellin, was burnt. ..u i en. ioio, i uc uwe iinj' noi e or " .liilin 1' i'IiIiiii urn l.ntiit ..ii K'.lil.nili ... i i- i iiu .i i ,i i .. of ......... mi... .... , moMiing Ireore, light fire caught from !.(. in wooden iomI. iJOth Nov. 1 .i . . ' ..... .. .. .. . ... ., , , , i . i.-. ii, .i -iiTiMiiin near niiineriniiii rain ,.,,..,: r , ! i i lemplation of eicnce, n cloud-wrapt nan burnt. April I82C, the out-build- phere, n world of rugged mountains int of Mom: l?tcr, including cidtr- ' and stormy deep. We Mudy, we rea n. ill niwl granary, lumb.r, grain, Are., 1 M'"' ,,c lcV,ale- . climb the giddy ite burnt fire caught from alie in (wJen-vTi.'l os estimated by own . n. ar S0f)0 Fi b. 1 80 I!) lijuiuin Fay I In; dwelling house of a long one-Mory build- i i, in the Wet treet was burnt los ..timnUdS.'iW. 1 lib of May IHaO, Saturday in the afternoon, the Masonic Jlge, the ccond tory of the corner t.'iilding opK.iite Itatretl & Sun' Store w.n burnt out, leaking the lowei Mory lid the wall manding the engine Suan,' and the hidic doing yeonian'ii ervicc on that occasion. 2: Id Nov. 13H, in the morning, before light, the r.ixcrn house and hcd (not the bai n) of J C. Thrall, Mtuated at the corner in Wckt Uutl.iud village, insured in Mu tual Insurance Company, the building for tttOO and a fiuall um on the er. sonal pmpcrly. 16th May, TucMlay, about 11 1'. M., the Machine Shop of .lame Por ter, situated 3-1 of a mile North of tho Court lloute win di-cocrcd to be on fire building consumed, content ruin ed, uniiuurcd, los estimated 20l0. 18lh Nov. 1843, Saturday night, the I'upcr Mill at Centre Holland, owned one half by William Fay' estate, one futnth by .lame Porter, one fourth by lit ndcr.-oii, with all the content, and tlit just fini-dicd Grit Mill of Jas. Porter, near by, were burnt intended t 1 hac lieen insured the next week. On i lie night between FriiUy the 1 Ith rd Satunlay the 12th July, 184.', the i lling hou-e, torc, and out-building f Ik estate of F. A. Fuller, imurcd ni the Ktua Insurance Co for 8700, th' tatcrn liiuc and out building of the estate f A. W. Heed, (purchased by Kli4ia Warner.) iuurcd in the Vt. Mutual Insurance Co., the dwelling )Ufc, Hoic, and out-buildings formerly flwncd by Thorns Hooker, were en tirely coinunied. About II o'clock, the weather wa quite warm, no wind fiimng the engine 'Torrent' and citi en from far and near, including many ljlic, jujt uflicd to prevent the llaiuc .w-p,s vcr buildings, the ncaret of h.ch wa. already blackened with the skiing heat oa fire bu,u few ltltAtlti lb April, 1810; Tuelay in ihe f-. ttrooon, llw dwelling house and oui-j building of Wn. Alvord, insured in 1 ihe Mutual 1 osur&ncc Co the cabinet hop of R. IL Thrall, uninsured, and the brick shop of John Price, uninsured re burnt, 13 Fires in all. II H. I cifrdon'l Ii"? upo i C7"Tle AlUinq KnicLtrloelrr don ntt lo mc it young lady pounding upon I'" "k Pf"r, "e her early aje a civiliialon, placed a gen toother i wavhlng In the kitchen, arid Juj of n divinity by the side of every Ur little broiher andsiMer arc run- Hng. which gushed from the took or 'Z "boot witb Csothes. dirty laws anu torn, Mr. Partington if of the opinion tUt Mount Vcrorius should take Town. T Samparilla, to rur itself of e ruptions. The old lady thinks it has ba romtimj so long, oothlng else May on iu Jtomack, TIIK SUPREME POWER. i IJT UHTAIUI CV KUeTT. MbLlUt tho ,.,,drV..ol n.. The mine remark iinlii, with ilf. uj.,lau. "v..;., nr ..: i ...... - mruiue ever started, none more travagnnt enn be named tlun that cx U. I r. i.:.... i. .. ... . 1 . """7 ....... n. ... , .. . ...;.si ..r i:-' .. ... (iiril of religion. Tlifv eem to u. on me ery contrary to lea.I the inquirer, ; e,. by Me(..into the irnmcliate prw- ' "7""' 1"we,r ' '.I -til .t r j etoninl character. on the ide of iU b in bare , Mid cJ.Mtd piercing niountnins or are , wrought into the y cry rtilxtanco o( tin , Mra'a. that coniw-e it mirfucc f ami which are, al.M) day by day and hour hy hour, at work to feed ths firei of the I wilcano, to iwiur forth its molten tide, I or In comHiund the vilubriou element of tin: mineral fountain which spring in a tiiounnnU valley. In gazing nt the Harry beaten, till loriou h they are, ; we miik uniler tlie awe ol their inagm , tude, the mystery of their secret nnd re cipriK-al intluf rice, the bewildering con ccplioii of their diMance. Sense and vience are nt war. Tlie parklin em uiai K'i'icr on inc nrow ot main m comerteil hy rcicncc into a mighty orb ( the ourccof lihtand heat, the cell- ire ot attraction, (lie nun of a syteru ; like our own. The beautiful planet ! which linger in the western sky when i tlie sun Dim -;onnilown, or herald the ...... ..l. ,.r i mi 'i""in. wi iiiiinuii" h Mils'; iiiiiu anil i. , ..i i,.,mt .... . i . , lonely oeami eem to i-hed n spirit of !i:... . . i .i , l .lll l ll l v. Ilfll IIIIITllTI'll Willi KllllllllCJ 1 ....... t. i r i . .? .. ? . nor far removed fiom devotion, into the vi-ry heart of him who wander forll in hmuikic io neiioiu it iiii the con in Htltlndc to behold it is in the riiiii'iKi in iiiuiiciion up io tne very tiir. e burrow the wing ol the lM)ldet nnalysi and flee to the upper most part ot creiitiou ; mid then Abut ting our eye on the rndinnt points that twinkle in the vault of night, the well instructed mind ee, ox:ning before it in mental vision, lupcndou mechan ism of the heaven. Ita planets gwell into world, ll elouded stni, recede, expnnd, b come central sun, and we hear the rush of the mighty orb that circle round them. The lumd of Ori on are loosed ; and the sparkling ray which cro each other on hi- belt, are n'Milvrd into floods ef light, streaming from hVriteni to system, ncro the illim itable pathway of the outer heavens.--The conclusioiM which we reach lire oppreiiely grand and sublime; the imagination t-ink under them; the truth h too vat, too remote from the prcmUe from which it is deducted ; and man, oir, fniil man, ink back in to the innocence of a child orChnldean chepherd, the quiet and beautiful star, iu he sees them in the simplicity of cnsc. llut in the province of geology, there are some subject in which the sense seem, a it were led up into the labo ratory of divine power. Let a man fix hi eye upon one of the nimble col umn in the Capitol at Washington. Ho sees there n condition of the earth's surface, when the psbble of every size and form, and material, which compose Hit singular species of tone. where held suspended in the medium in which they nre now imbeded ; then n liquid sea of marble, which was hardened into the solid, lustrous and variegated mass before hi eye, in the very substance of which he behold a record of the con vulsions of the globe. I.M him go and stand upon the side of the crater of Vesuvius, in the ordi nary stale of it eruptions, and contem plate the glay stream of molten rocks Unit ooze quietly at hi feet ; encasing tne suiince or this mountain, a it cools, wnii a mosi oincK auu siygian cru?i or li-htinr UN it Mdes at niht with s.renks ,.f I,.,:.! . 1 ... 1. r..:.i, .1 ,1 ! canie islands, which arose, a few vears i hat art,cle """-'d that a new tnva since, in the neighborhood of .Vulia, ston was on foot, arid Went on to show loutiiig flame from the depth of ihe ' tuat the difficulties to be encountered sea ; or accompany one of our own navigators from Nantucket to the An- tnrtic ociain, who finding ihe centre of . n small island to which he wa in I he habit of resorting, sunk in the interval of two of his voyages, sailed through , an opening ,n it .de. where the oct.n " had found its way, and moored hi ship . the smouldering crater of a recently lii him iun-ev th.. sirikln r,i,.i.mnnn which ha led u to tin train of remark 1 a mineral fountain, of salubrious j iulitie, of a temperature greatly above 1 llmf nl IllA ftllrlf-i. tA 111,. r,l. .n f 1.. ' ' - w. ... I"- tvgien where it i found, compounded i with numcroiu ingredient in acomtant l ,u,HJri.o..,. u on ,o ,.. wren turning from t .$eervt sprin4, r. at the j present day, at least for eighteen bun. Iirej ,cari unchanged, m.exhau.n-.L , Tlie reli2ion of tb elder w.rld in an 'n,c reliaion itoue.1 from tl... i..m .r il.. Mr-t. Surely it would be do wenknei for si thoughtful wan who diould retort , for the reoovaiion of a watted frime, to one of those salubrious mineral fount ain, if he draak in tbeir healing wa ters a a gift turn tbe outstretched, though laririble hand of an ererywbeie frcieot aad btcigcaot Toircr. from Dm- N Y Courier trni Knimrer. INVASION OF CUHA. ... . c nsre on to Im-mctc llinl the 71" 'WJfm, tiing CmUi hat been renewed, under I 1 ."" attended the llnunil Inland extmJition. Vn lmi letter frnm NVw Mrl..,.. r.. '- .v'.-i. 1 1 v. 1 1 1 ivvriiiLCS fill 1 1 . I l ..II I". I ! i " imi,uc,, information on the uhirct on the 'iiliiect . ' " " ....... . rr.rm In .Ir.nl. i lllul fltfl f.l- , tcrnpt j, rIjou (o u if ,m .,10l alrtn.ly ln.-rei U- ,ie of Mav. ft renewed. A letter flr remarkinc Ihe incredulity which prevnil, upon the , mngemenu for carry inc it into etfeet were progressing with great rnpiditv. and upon a large seal. On tho 2d two ship fully loaded with passengers, o. tenihlc emigrant for California, ft New Orleans for Chargres, and within ten days previous, more than a Moi Htmi men had embarked from that city, all of whom, there was good reason to believe, weru enlisted in the tame un dertaking. Nonn of them we learn, were recruit ed at New Orleans, but they all came from the interior, or from the neighW ing Slates many of them from Ala bama; and on reaching tlx: cily they were immediately and quietly embark ed on board the vessels in waiting for them. Another correnndeiit stales that he knows of three large steamship that are encased injhe eiilernrise. one of which left New Orleans a few day since with 300 men. A sailine: vessel with over 200 mu to leave on the 4th. We understand that in thn cily nUt, person have been encaged within the last few week upon a service the nature of which was not disclosed to them. They were ofl'ereil liberal pay in ad vance, ninl were reiiuired to proceed to New Orleans, where they would receive further direction. All these circumstances, with others of a similar character which is not no eery to detail, render it extremely probable that New Orleans was to be the starting point of the Kxpcdition. though the place of rendezvous is not known. All the movements in that city. our New Orleans correspondents state, have been so cautiously taken, ns to preclude the posibility of legal inter ference. Generals Lopez and Gon- zai.ks were in New Orleans incotinito on the 1st of May, and casual observers noted the unusual number of new faces in town. Gen. Quitman was in that ily a few days previous, and it was as serted and generally credited, that he originally intended to resigh his office as Governor of Mississippi, ninl take command of the expedition. His pres ence in New Orlean, however, led to warm remonstrances on the pari of per sonal friends, and it wns believed thnt he had been induced to change his pur pose, The number of men cnL'affod in this expedition is said to be larger than ; il.ni ,r .i3 . i ,i . I that of those engaged ... the prev.oiiF nttomnf lf hfia Knnn ctotini nr, I.:,,!, oo i.,vvu or iii,uto, uui una was cv-' idently an cxnggcration. v uuicimis 1 persons, however, who have good op jiortuuitic of forming an opinion, state in letters that 4000 or f000 are undoubtedly engaged. They appear ed to have plenty of money, though it is stated that the men engage for 1 no stipulated pav, but mainly on as-1 ...... i e u 1 . , surances of rich rewards from plun- dcr and confiscations if the expedition i proyo successful. Ihey are assured, in the strongest terms, by their lead- crs, that the Island is utterly utipre- pared for resistance, that the forts are defenceless, the troops disaffected, officers as well as wen, and that the great mass of the inhabitants will rise and join the invaders, as soon as a landing shall have been effected. j Wo find no mention of any of these matters in our New Orleans papers, . -.1 .1 . 1 .- f A . whh ,hc ,0 cxcc.)t;on of tho'jju, i.,,- .. 1 t .1 ivi 1 . .- 1 I,,n' h,Cll PubHshcd ail artlclo On the general subject a lew days since were greater than had been foreseen, and especially, that the Spanish an- .1 . -.- 1 1 , 1 . thonties bad vessels of war enough on the coast of Cuba to prevent a landing. eThis, however, docs not BeCtn certain. The Southern Coast 0f Cuba is some 700 miles in extent. "iT.M ,, r ' a"( !l.ffwlure acllv,e I ?" tesK' commanueu oy ianKce omcers Irotn evading their watch, and cffcctfrif a 'a,lJ'g. In a sea-fight, the Spanish force would, probably, provo easily victorious ; but, if a body of 4000 '.llflll ....II . . I .l.,...l.l 1... VI www IUII nun iMUIV'l, ftUUUlU UU lauded, the Island would not get rid 0f tj,etn witliout a good deal of trou- , The atest accounts, t w i n- rcmcmbere.l, state that the Cholera . , , u ., , - , waS P"' f 1 IIava',B.' all! ln tl" cr irX of Vuha a"'f lllal ,U rjva- ges among ths troojis had Lecti extcn hlVC We learti from pretty good authori ty, that although the utmoet care had been taken to proerrc perfect secresy among mote cr.gaeu in getting up tlie exrditinn in New Orh-at. tl.ern i were still wie among them, by whom i n .1 . f 1 au uimr BMTcnwiui were rcguiariy ro ported to lite Cutan authontici. This If the subiUcce of iuforma- THURSDAY EVENING, MAY I tion nc haro received in private Jet- j .v vmi nil, incv arc i from kunrwi whirl. !.. J....I whatever of the correct ncM of the statement they contain. They nil agree in declaim;; the exigence nnd rapid progress of such an expedition, anil that tuc denouement was cIojc at hand. HF. VOLUTION AKY ANF.C'DOTK. A story is told of a Sergeant who travelled through the wood of New Hampshire, on hi way to the American Army, which will show the character of tho Indian. He had twelve men with him. .Their route wa far from anv settlement uml I hey were obliged every night fueump in the wood, the Sereeaiit had wen n R'umI deal of tho Indian, nnd uiiderntood them well. F.arly in the afternoon, one d.'iy.a they were marching nn.ov er bogs, swamps, and brooks, under the grent ma ple tree, a body of Indians, more than their own numbers, rushed out upon n hill in front of them. They appeared to be p.h used at meet ing with the ser-'cant and hi men. I They considered them their best friends. For themselves, tiny bad taken up the halchet fur the Amcriiin nnd would si-alp and strip thco rascally English for them like so many wild eats. "How do yen do, pro?" (meaning brother,) said one and "How do you do V contin ued another ; and so (hey went ale ut shaking hand w ith the sergeant and hi twelve men. They went off at last; and tho ser geant, having marched on n mile or two. hailed in men ami uddiesscd ilictnthu. My brave fellows," wo must use all possible raution, or before morning we shall all of u be dead ni'-n. You "re ionized, but depend upon me, these In dians have tried to put out suspicion. You will sec more by and by. They concluded finally to adopt the follow scheme for defence. They en camped for the night near a stream of water, which proteeled them from be hind. A large oak wo felled and a brilliant fire wa kindled. Each mnn cut a log of wood about the size of hi body, rolled it up nicely in a blanket and put his hat on the end of it, nnd laid it before the fire that the enemy might take it for a man. Thirteen log were filled out in this mnnner representing the sergeant and hi twelve men. fhey then placed themselves, with loaded guns, behind the fallen tree. Ily this time it was dark but the fire was kept Ixrning till midnisht. The sergeant knew that if they ever came, ihgbwnuld come now. A tall Indian wjPlcn through the glimering of the fiBtvhich was gelling low. He moved fard them skulk ing na an Indim always does. Heseem- , cd to suspect at first that a guard mijiht '' waImg. but seeing none, ho came ,0, "'ore 7'" '"T1 1,18 "T nnd wns seen lo movo hi finger a be coun(, lll(J tllir(e,jn mc g, 7. M , .... ' to lie counted them again, and retired. Another came up and did the same. Then the. whole sixteen in number, came up and glared silently nt the logs till ihey seemed satisfied that they were fait asleep. Presently they took aim, fired the whole number of guns upon ,,K!. '"""l J-0"''' war-whoop, nnd (T."e" ,Hr"r" ' mar' n" ''P their supposed victims. Ihey were r- J , h(j M am,., ntli 'l)ut Jm (f ,,e. Indian was left to tc th,. fclory of that night. 'The ser- gcant and hi men reached the army in safety. - . A Goon Itttsit Axkcdotf. The Philadelphia Sun publishes an anecdote recently related in that city by the Rev. Dr. Dill of Ireland, ns follow : Some year ago when the beauli'ul P"'ning of Adam and Eve was exhibi- "i'1 in In;llin.,J. became the chief topic of Cfi!il"ers:il inn. ViimHe. u iwvir. r.n. .... " I .""a ged illiterate peasant went to see it. The light wa? so arranged as to reflect on the picture, nnd lo have the specta tor at the same time in darkness. 'The iea!int. as he entered the room to see His tirt parents, was struck witb so much astonishment, that ho remained seechle for some moments. Ilest'od in. . . .. 1 ., 1 like a Manic nnu as inougn 111 icci were inrorpirated with the oaken ibwr of the room. At Iiut with an effort. h turned to hi acquaintance nnd said, 'Harney, I'll n!rer ay another word a- j l M been in tl iiiam in an my me, ior n i uai j the garden 1 would have nit ' ptile in it for the sake of such ii ! lovely rmiir a hve. It i needlesw lo ndd, that this was received with rounds of laughter. Ai.-istocuacy Itcruov i:n 'Ought we not to lm ennobled for the viriuei of our father?' asked a defender of ari locracy. 'H; the same rule, ought we not to be disgraced for their vices,' re plied a lady, 'o if one man i Imnged for his misdeeds lei all hi posterity be hanged ufler him.' J )" fUilit(l bttr (JiunnulM-d llir noni tr cil txirr UM-d in tnjUuiJ oO.'SW wiluui trn Jttt, sud Ibrw snmnl,j m ell oxen, tie ooh scrcc 1 uwd lr titiiurlalMn, tod lliut lb -rin tod food whicii Ihr eO,O0O i.... r.. i i i t . ... j .v v. iui ukmj luiiiuury iTClM-Cll VMVII '"' Uod uwd for ii rruwUi of, tn,J " oUi 10 tU 'owUi r rrja tLi. fur lit aum.lv tr Ln.4." jttia Wir, fur lh jjJ'I of trstd.' Litt erk t Ml. Crotirr tlird m lltjifti, Vt, tl Itiftitttwdibir; -t vf 107. 23, 1850. KU.viaa I IV ADVENTURE OF A SUirWKECKEl) Pit INTER Hy the steamer Cherokee, bringing Um California mud, wr received u let ter dated Honolulu, Sandwich Island .Inn. 1, IB.iO, written by an old friend and fellow printer, win wo adventure" have been so much out of the common order llial we extract u part of hi let tcr for the amusement of our reader. The writer left New Yoik in J84C, n a full private In Col. Stevenson' regi ment. After the wnr were orer, he remained in California, where he win employed by Gen. Vellejo a it enrptn ttr nt the limn when the gold mine were discovered. He of course tool hi chance nt the gold digging, hut toon abandoned the business. When we last heard from him (previous to the letter recciveil m Friday) he wn one of the publisher of the Californinu. He writes that he soon abandoned the speculation He concluded hi adventure for tin present bv being wrecked one ilay nt Honolulu, nnd marrying the daughter of the chief of the village on tlie fol lowing Sunday llut let him speak for himself. The paper was slow pay in those j times, so 1 sold out toy infere.-l nnd . earned only two or three thousand dol ! lars, which I spent. Speculated a lillle, however, nnu did well fulled in some things, but made up in other. On the 9lh of October Inst, in company with seven, I left San Francisco on n visit to the "Iteatitiful Islands," intending after ward to sail to China, make our wny overland to IiiH.-ia, wheru I have nu uncle, and thence In England, where I could take passage for home. On the 28th at noon, when wo were within two lengnc of the linrlxir of Honolulu, it came on to blow a gale. We stood off, nnd succeeded in worrying out ihegale, but just a wo were entering the mouth I were accordingly driven into the current ' of the. harlxir it came on lo blow veryjnnd started actus the river 1 hard from the North-west, and in five minute we were hard uml fast 011 I lie shoio I rushed to my chest for my dunes, nnd had barely lime to secure them when the hull parted, keeled over and filled. I secured a spar, and clung lo it and the tluit like 'grim death to a deceased African." After being in the water about three quarters of an hour, lashed by the surf and bruised by the spar, I gained the shore. I kissed the earth where I first slopped, and determined never lo leave il. Having sixty-live tmiind of gold dust about my person, beside three, or 'determined resolution. On 'Tuesday, .' .. . .. . .ii'..... .e 1 1 : four hundred dollar in gold coin. I was completely exhausted, and turned in for the night (fifr night it began to be) under a iocoii nut tree, where I slept soundly till twelve or one o'clock, when 1 awoke so cold and sore from my bruises that 1 could scarcely move. To mv "rent iov I discovered a fire about 11 "half a mile lo the We-I. It proved to be a village ot the natives (Kanakas,) who, on learning, by signs, my niisfor tune, stirred up the fire, gave me sonif boiled pork, bread fruit,) am and a va riety of eating matter. After 1 had disposed of this I turned in on some mats, where I slept soumlly mil i 1 sun ri.-c. when 1 nrosi. After I had made my toilette I was intrmlurcd to the chief of the village. He is of high rank and much respected. His inline is Kaniii, and be is related to the King of the Nlands. He i ery polite, ami speaks English fluently, offered tne a hou-e, some land, and hi daughter in marriage, if I would live wilh hi tribe uml instruct them, as far a I was abb-, in the arts of civilization. I I banked him for his offer nod told him I would think over the mailer. After this interview I went down lo the biacb, accompntiied by a party of the natives, lo look after tin: wreck, but nothing could be seen save the spar on which I came iisbote. When 1 discov. ercd the sad reridt of the sloim, I sut down on the bench ami wept like k child 1 hud on the only friend that I have had since I left my home. Hut tears are of no avail, so I made up my mind to bear it, nnd accept the offer of the chief mid become hi son. I accor dingly, on my return In the village, in formed the chief thnt I would accept hi offer. He immediately introduced me to the fair one. Her name i Ni aara Mary. She is of a light copper color, fourteen years old, five feet fnur inches high, small band and foot, black hair and eyes, and above all very affec tionate, ller dress consi-ted of a fad ed blue sntliu skirl, coming no lower llx.n !(.. t-n.i.. nir.oKUL.ind nil, I l..r.!r arid a curiouslvw rought liead head diess. She was by no means bashful, and none loo modest. She r.il on my knee and kis-ed me, ami when 1 asked her if she would marry me, she said ), without the slightest hesitation, and expressed n wih that the ceremony -hould lake place on tbe following Sunday, saying that a missionary would bo thereon that day. This I agreed lo, when she re warded me with a kisr, ami ran off to her father. The following day I visited the capital and purchased the wedding dre for my lady and myself, together with some prei nit for ihe bride, and on Sundav we twain were made one. rlesh ' On Monday my faiher-iii-law, at my request st u-wtu men at woik getting out cocoa-nut log to build my boute. and In thb course of ten days, a very substantial dweling, 10 fret fiont, 23 - , f. 11 ...... " " pleted Tldt I the only building of the kind in I be village, all the other bing built of reed tnd mud. Tlie chief it very much pleased witb 11, and 1 Lope th.t within a jear the whole v illngo will lie of log houses. I have etTend to fui nish axe nnd other tools, and I think the unlive will build themselves Utter house. I urn perfectly contented with my fit ntion, nnd think mine ri peculiar hnppy lot. After so lung a struggle with the world ' oor a a rat ' sticking tyn ior a living to i! cast shore witn n KH'ket full of locks uniting the friendly snvnges, in this lonclv cliumle. I am still a good whig, nnd mv second girl turn out to be a boy, he shnll be called Henry Clay. Hy the wny, I think ofWilnliritf the pro'tccl of annex- ation of hi lliiwnain majesty's domin ion to the United Slates." From Ihr t-'rank. W. VV. IWilrw. THE CHEAT SWIMMKIl. i;nkx.v.mi'I.ki) kkvt w srii,N(.-jn AMI KNUI'ltANO K vv o no not know Hint wo linve ever either beard or read of n moro singular . a instance of strength and endurance in ii hone, than is evidenced in the follow ing incident furnished us by our friend dipt. William A. Slepbeiison, of this county. In .Inntinry hist, ( apt. Ste phenson started south with a drove of mule und horses, und proceeded with them its far n the junction of the llig v arrior and Little Wnrrior Rivers, where they form the Ulnck Warrior, in lUouiit County, Aliibamn. Hern hu found ihe bridge across the llig War rior the usual crossing place had been swept away by tho high vva'ers, and the ferry Inrnt entirely I mi small and frail to carry hi stock over in safe ty. He nt once determined In swim them across ns the only means left of eiiiitihn'' In nt to proceed wilh tleni proiiiptlv to his desliuatioii, nnd they I v ith great iliHicully they lanih d . safe with the execpt'ou of 11 large chestnut ! sorrel, w ho probably entering the Mrcnui . loo low, was swept gradually down by the lorce ot Hit; current till its depth nnd rapidity, ami the steepness of the river bunk rendered it impossible to get him out. Capl. Stephenson followed him along the bunk for several miles, from half p:il two o'clock Monday af ternoon, until lale at night, when it be came Ion dark to fee him, the horse still swimming ngninst the current, and pre senting its whole force with the m.st apt. Meplienson ottered a reward lo any one who should get him out alive j n number of the neighbors watched the gallant swimmer, but without being able lo make any successful allenipt towards bis rescue. Several time he made towards the bank, hut il rocky sleep-ne-s prevented his gelling a foothold "d sent him back lo bullet vainly a- pi'iisi "o sweeping cm rem. Al nne time 11 heavy piece of limiting drift wood stiuck his back, mid even with this heavy burden pressing on him, he struggled upwiuid as bravely but as ineffectually 11 before. The dinkness of the night again hid him fiom their view, nnd none believed that lie could survive the long and chilling struggle. On Wednesday morning, however, the . i .1 , . , , . vvaicuers on ine oaiiK again imimi I mi 1 noble animal some miles lower down,: still with his bead up stream, ami brave-' ly contending with the cold and power- fill current. 'Through nil thnt day he , maiuiaiiicil his pi sitiou against the slieain, though still carried further don n i every liour, until towards night, he neaied a lemiMirarv island formed bv a slue miming over the lower giound : ll,,.l""""K At Ibis punt a woithy fanner of the neighborhood, Mr John Porter, succeeded in turning liim low aid the island, which, with greal difficulty, be succeeded in reiicliiitj.. So soon us lie saw him suf'uly landed, Mr. Porter procured a bulti r aud at gicat 1 ersouul haard, about 8 o'clock Wednesday night, wudid through the slue, supporting himself by the brush and undergrowth, until he leached ihe island, a distance of some 70 or 80 jards, from whence he 1.0011 returned with the gallant 'wimmer,' safely and successfully. Chilled, wearied, m,l worn down with the long struggle from Mon day afternoon at 2 1-2 o'clock, till Wed nesday night at H o'clock, he wa hardly able to walk, but the kind care and at lenlioii of Mr. Potter, in the course of a few weeks, has perfectly restored him to hii wonted energy ami life. Fifty tin fo hour constant struggling, niglii and day, ngninst the swelling current of such a stream Hluck Warrior, with, out fid or nvl, is an exhibition of ittengih and emluiaiirc which we have never In fine known, and which a Wil liamson Hi rje, lit e 'Swimmer,' we pie nine could ulone perforin. The fa'.t that it was done i in oritcslihlc. Capl. Slepheiiion, the owner of I he bere, i. u el' known amongst u us a gi ntlemiin of com Iness and inlegiily, ami wlio-e ttal) m nl are both truthful and reliable. Hetiile this, the fuel it ll'l fullber ronlirtned by Mr. Porter, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Golibby, K.q. Iluffttultle, and a ninnlwr of other gen. glemnn in thai iirighboihnod, all of the liiglie.l respectability, Slid ev e.w iliie.se lo tbe scene. Wn challenge either hi.- lory or personal experience, l-ew beie, to Ix-at it. Cnpt. Steven.on tiie the borr on hi leiurn borne, swiiemiig setertl stream with him, mid b- i now looking sound and well, nnd in a thriv ing (ondilion as ever, though the maik ol Ihe heavy drifl-wrx d on hi back, and the srart on hi knen fn ui his rr fattd effort 1 lo climb ihe river bunk, I NUMBER 19. iill remained Inpiove his power of en durance, nnd mark Hi fat a ono une qualled by his kind. HONESTY THE REST POLICY. About Ihirly yean ago llif r lirtd Ihe Susquehanna a negro, wKo ImmI tW good foi Iiiiiu to own n cow. Hut by foreeen ctmimUncc ho had liceav deprived of (ho mean of ulcnance for her. How lo keep hi cow frvnii Marring, was now 4ie exciting ques tion. He w a honri lo a fault, and de lated tin; namn of thitf; but after can vasslng the subject In different ways lia wns fun-cd to come lo tho conclusion that tho cow must ciihcr die or ho sunt go lo hU neighbor' Imrn and nt awnn hay for her. So accordingly vuot one night and began to pilch uT quui tity lo lake home. At llw same tlmit he was continually talking aloud lo him self, and saving, 'Honesty is ihe best onry, but my cow shall not die. Al List, however, his honest nature tri umphed, uml he commenced pitching the bay back on the mow, snymg -'Honesty i the bcsl policy, and my cow shall die.' Mill then thoughts of hi dcstituln cow ngniii nro.'e in his mind, and he a gain pi'ched the hay olf the mow. Honesty is the best indicy,' cried lie, 'but my cow shu'l not die,' again did the voice of conscience tell him he win do ing w rong ; ami again did he pilch ihn hay into it place. 'Honesty I the best Kilicy, and my cow shall die ;' saying which he laid don n the folk nnd went home. 'My cow shall die, but ( will not steal for her llut hi cow Jived, and had plenty lo eal, uml he did not steal it. ho, for the- ' ry next day the farmer brought him n load of Iniv, sav ing to him, 'hnticKtv i 'he hesl policy, but 3 our cow shall not die.' I he poor negr win ov rrwl.elmned and ronlii.nl. Il w as ev idi-nt that tho farmer had heiiid his nililoquy the night before ami had taken lliii plan to reward linn tor Ins honesty He rallied ami ih'iiikid the donor very lirofnsidv. telling him lie had a rd him from In coming .1 dishorn si man. The ory hits its own moral. r CONGRESS, Washington, Monday, May 13. Siavti:. The gnlleiies nnd floor were deiiM'ly crowded, .'Ir Cla 1 eing cxprt eil to sp'iik. Mi wickiii'im iutr iliiced a bill author izing the coinage of a (Yiit-pict c'diiupis edof iiipp-r and silver, the coinage of a TlnciMciit piece ami to nemo the le-voin-nge of the small Spanish smd other foieign coins. Al about I o' Iim k the S'cniilo proceed ed to the iiiiisiileiatinn nftlie Hill lo admit California into tho l'uiii, establishing Territorial (imcuimcnt for New Mexico and I'tiih, and making propiPiiU to Tex as for the settlement of llm Western and Northern liouiidaricn. Mr Clny proceeded with a statement of the sentiment!, prevailing in the com mittee at, their i-evetal uncling, Each inciulicr of the 1 oiniiiitlee1 if left to him self probably would have presented ajdif ferent reput fmui that now under (onsid eiation. He was at one time hiuiK'lf in the miimtity. lie hud nut been however and was nut now, iliw-Mirugcd but indulg ed the hop) thai eveiy member of Ihn Committee would ca.-t his final votej in f.ivoi of th(! lecoiiiiiiemlatiiiii of the re- sirt. lie felt iisiiued th:it (he only nil- J"slnient which eoiibl leimnh: uihmi Ihn disturbing question by Congress, must iv mane iipiiiHiuie null oasis ustluit re puted, 'I he crisis liudHrrived, and lm ( nilil not but indulge Ihe hoie, that after full 1 nnsMciatiiiu and delils'iutiou, the fc put now piefcntisd fnr'nttling the diffi cullies ami avoiding the imp'iiiliug dan-get-, would tei eive the full appiovnljand loncnileni e of the Seniile. The Ciiinmittei were uiinniinoi), nnd nl nine, with rcfciiime lo Ihe first piint leputed up. 11 the biluii.sioii of New Slate;, to le formed uit of Texas. Each liieiiilerexpKisi d IiJiiim II ready lo fulfill the compact made wilh 'Texas in the rt olutions of Annexation 1 'pm the next ppint the udinisinn nf California as a Slati - there was great dif ferriiie of opiniou, The fust objection lo her admissinn under hei present CniuYtstu tion wan th.it she ct tne with two repTeaeu tatives. without any evidence ling pic senliil showing that she had a pipulatien eutitliiig her lo two ItenieseiifliteH 1 . . 1 ... 1 . .. This (il'j tinn was niNiilnl bv refeiei.c to the (mu e pursued in the case of Ocor gin nod of Tc:i. ; and I y a pn.p r under- . . ........ stand'ui ol tlie uili'liul 1 I piiulali; HO- 1 entille u flat t sutli repre- leseaiy lo i enlatinn it v.as Stale il mild have not neie.jiary that a li.idle the l .ululMTi nu polity tu entille hr to a singfe Rfp reK'iitative, .cfoie he lonld chct two HepiiM iitatives Sc v milled to the ni ond Jiepiocnlalivi- whenever lisd Kit execs, over the n i uty ttirtirand, ! if moiety. Ry nfereme i; n lil,e Sa tisfies. Mr (Miy s'hjwi.1 thnt Ihe pipula , timi of California on the 1st of Marih wa in.t Itssthiiii 13i,(it0, tnil opioHi! hi Mief that ihe new Stale wax ainnly en tilleil to the raprepentatiiiu sh-tlam e,l l'pn the subjiM-1 of the limita (,f ('i. foi ilia there had Uep a diffrretiM: ofojiin ion in the Committee At fust a prtiou of the u.iMiiilli c ei; detirons of inniiln" a line Ihiouh Califuruia at yii" ,'!0. This wtf i ljrt.tid to, Sl finally a mtwjf. Ity of ll.en.iniiitti-e at iciu favor of a lino at .''.'' JJ't Rut when the qilektion t uus 1 10 a fiml vote BiiiKKirity of tin- romiiiil. He votsd tgniiist ihudivirf-nof ihe Ktat u i),, oinctieu. Mi ('lay mbuiUUd