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VOL. XXVI. _ CHABLE8TOWX, JEFFERSON COIKTY, THIR8DAY, JLXE SO, 1833. - - NO. 17. ri auian, «uui, mr jrojy>v w. aMM^anmwt. CONDITIONS. TWO DOLLABB A PUT If OTS. PER -LAAT7.1/, Tar able half yearly; bul Two Dot.lsb. will be received as payment iu full, tf paid entirely in advance. Whenever payment is deferred beyond the expiration of the year,1 interest will be charged. ADVERTISING. The terms of advertising, are : For a square or less, $1, for threo insertions—larger ones iTi^the same proportion. Each continuance, Hi reols per «quare. €3^ All advertisements not ordered for a specific time, will be continued until forbid, •mi charged accordingly. •f. .If. MMTXtfMME/EtMSJRy ATTOHNBY AT LAW, WILL pmrUre m the Superior and In ferior Courts of Loudoun and Jctler-' son. The transaction of all business commit- ! ted to bi* management a ill be characterised 1 by the strictest attention and punctuality. Ilia r»*Ti 'IS ia nt> \l a rb..l I-d April It*, 1803_tf. DISSOLUTION. fpilE co-partnership heretofore (listing 1. under the firm of Rupert k liowiuhr,' was dissolved by tn itual cuneot oo the 1st hist. All persons indebted, are requested to rone forwarl and entile their re«p«».inedues with (J. 11 Kupi rt, up m whom it has de volved to close the concern. Id. II. RUPERT, * U KOW.NSLAU. May 30, 1S33—Ct. O. H. BVPBIT RF.SPF.CTFI’LI.Y informs his friends i'll the public, that he has just rcceiva.*,, at the old stand, a supply of UoodK* *Wch makes his assortment good. He is determined to sell cheep, and bogies by strict \ attention to merit a share of public patronage. Southfield, May 30, 1833. SUk Uat». 'j FOUR cases very elegant black am! white ! Katin Beaver lists, just received and for by J. F. IIAMTltAMCK. Shepherdstown, May 30, 1833. FES Mi. A K Barrels No. 1, Bounty Herrings, (firstrun,) 10 bbls. Susquehannih Shad, trimmed and untrimmed. 0 bbl«. North Carolina Shad, trimmed and untrimmed. IO bbls. No. 1 and 3 Mackerel, just received and for sale by J. F. IIAMTRAMCK. Shepherdstown, May 30, 1?33. Fancy .Erticlen, E*criUntc rv, 4V. Finger rings, Ear do. Breast Pins Music Boxes Pan-knives Prisms Spy Glasses Lotauical Glasses Silver Pencils Steal Chains Bead Purses 44 Reticules Reads, a great variety Flutes arid Fife* Flageolets < Scissors Laeifer Matches - ] Percussion Cap* Raxors and Monas ; Tweexers Pocket Books Stiver Thimbles [ Tooth bnt«hcs — ' Cards and Violins > liomiautt ; Dice ; Pencil Cases ! Ivory Combs ! Court Planter • Snuff-boacs [ Naples, lloie, | I.afayctte, rSOAP Castile and f Windsor ! Hou^e Aromatic Salta Indiau Ink Water Colours Flesh Brushes Cloth *• llair ** Fiuk Saucers, fce. ixtuuii, auu ior ui« DJ ADAM VOUNO, Jr. II»rprr»*Frrry, April Uo, 1933. rmzsm MEDxonrxs. &a ~ f\ ALOMEI. v/ Camphor Opium Cantor Oil Cantharide* Quinine On® Mjrrlt Lima Bark Cream Tartar Spirit Nitre Garlegant** Balsoua 8*aim’» Panarea Syrup Sarsaparilla Balsam Fir Colrhirum* Chloride l.ime Warn Syrup Balsam Copavia Piperine Keener'* Powder* \ | Max ton'»J . Henry** v M&gneaia * Me Kim’*3 ; hull'a T : l*f.ry Pad VTnuiu I Common ) ! Sweet Oil Kpxom Salta Thermometer* White well Opodeldoc 1 Cayenne Pepper Turkey Itbulmb Seidliia Powder* Cunt Renoin White Precipitate Sugar l.c :•«! rhamotmle Tapio« a Pearl Burly Jalap Tn-cttcr with a general and large assort ment of all article* connected with the Drug business, on hand and for tale by ADAM YOU NO, Pr ltr*ggut. llarpers-Fcrry, April 23, i“S3. run ratrrrs, *o. *o. ~ OKANDES,Lemons. IUuim,Fi|*,(iraprt, Dates, Prunes, Currants, Suit anna, Co- ■ rot Nuts, Almonds, Filberts, tJrmwl Peas,' fata Plata, Dinger Nuts, Englolt Walnuts, l.tqqeeioi) Paste, Jujube Paste, Capers, An * ho riot, Scotch Herring-, Crackers, CHeron, l Chocolate Drops, Boa Ions, Tamarinds, Cor dials, Cigars, Tobacco, Mocgjpoy, Scotch and lUppee Ktiuff—Spices, ConfertioiMiry. a large , assortment—Wince, liquors, hr. gr. on hand and for sole, by ADAM YOUNG, Jr. tfmjgiit. Harpers Ferry, April 23, 1833. Cart* Jt JPlanghn. JHAVP. one good two-horse Wagon, two Carta, ten of Davis' celebrated Ploughs, assorted sizes. Also, one strong and neat barouche for sole. H. T. TOWNER. Bhepherdstown, April |M, 1833. IiHMWi bn4 Orange* «! JUST received by H KEYES I ChM?WteTf, June 13, 1833. MARTINSBUftG. VIRGINIA, iron «n4 Bmm Foundry. HAVING completed and in ope rut ion, * Ci rOLM FLR.V.1CF., with water pow er, I would iuform all who may be wanting Castings, by the too or smaller quantity, that they can be supplied, on the shortest ootiee, wah castings of ahnost any diniensiona or pattern., at my works, where will be kept Hollow ware, Stoves with Hipe,fi„nslb etl complete, Mould- Hoardsfor plougfis, tf'a^on Harrs, well finished, (insultJ of all sizes ; all at as low prices as can be had at the common large furnaces. All patterns sent to this Establishment shall be csrefullv preserved for the owner's use i entirely, if desired. C/*i>ld broken Iron, Brass and Copper,' lakou in payment. i EDWARD A GIBBS, i Martinsburg, May 1:0, 1^33. WATCH MAKING, j THE subscriber respectfully informs his friends aud the public generally, that he : has engaged a competent and stead* hand to : repair all kinds of CLOCKS and WATCHES, I and hope*, by strict attention to that hrancli — w lurm a uiaic ui l»u0lie pa- I trouagc. 1 surer WVrrf, •WetreUery^S'e. \ AM Lind, of silver work made to order a* formerly, on the shortest notice. ||« has’re reived a hand-one addition to hi* former stock of Wilfhe* and Jeweller; , all of the mo»t modern style, which ho offer, on ncromtno. daliu' t. run. lie re-peetftdly invites his fnend* and patron, to call and see hi* assort ment. CHARLES Cl. STEWART. Charlestnwn, June 6, 1-J3_3t. o iv»; o iv*; o iv*; 9IAIIF. subscriber respectfully informs hi* Jl friend* and the public generally, that he will male GRAIN CRAOL5S, Mowing Snead*. fc.c. at Mr. Samuel Strider's hlai 1-•faith shop, on Elk Rranch, near the Old Furnace, lie hat on hand the best of timber from last scar. BENJAMIN KNOTTS. June ti, 1p33_3t.* *V.f.SO.VlC. CrpiIE annivoesary of Ft. John the Baptist, 4* will be celebrated by Amicable Lodge No. 155, at HniekersvHte, l.uudouu conniv/va. on Monday the‘>4<|| 0f j,,,*., «*, wt,ic|, occasion an oration will be ilrlisercd by llr. James ti. ItaooKH, in compliance with a request «f the committee, after winch, in compliance with a simitar request, a sermon willbe (Mitered b% ihe Rct. |tr. J. F. Jari-sox. The member* of the SmithfMJ, Winchester, Harperw-Ferry an.I Warrmi.'w laatge*, with all other brethren iu tegular Mandit.j;, err invited to attend. WM. M’KNIGHT. W51. M’UlLLOt’GII. JOHN M’KMGIIT, H. T. CONRAD, If. ELLIOTT, • M-*v 9, IC.I (\mmjtict. •W.tSO.VMC. THE ensuing anniversary of Kt. John the Baptist, will be celebrated by Equality LxKlge, No! 13G, in Martin-burg, Vs. on Mon day the :14th day of June next. All the neigh boring Lodges and all brethren in rc sulfur standing, are respectfully invited to attend. t;NAHLEA JAM. FAULKNER. . GRIFFIN TAYLOR, PETER GARDNER, EDMUND Y. HUNTER, IfAMKIHoN WAITE, Commit Itr sf. Irranynmmt. May 23, 1*33. TIIE GLOBE TAVERN, •it iu nr f.rs- ferry, f.i. ( fM .'Jftuiutl xih-St.) 19 prepared to accommodate, in the most agreeable manner, company travelling to and from this piece. The Hou»e is spacious, and has recently undergone various repairs, a>H]ing to it* convenience and agrerahlcne**. The public generally *hall receive the mo*t »ati<*fartory uriw-nuxistioni, and a grnrroo* »»>pj»ort l* confidently etprrtrd hr thnr hum ble *crvant, J«»lIN FITZSIMMONS. May 16. lttH_tf. N. It.—Private fjimltr*. travelling, ran be accommodated. J. F. SFKINO GOODS. Hl'MPHItF.Y KF.YF.S m oow receiving and opening, hi* Spring fJootfii, Purchased ainre tbe deprcMiun to the price* of many article*. tharlcvtown, May 9, t^33. P. aubacribeni have hot received from ha Ro a bury Forge, P#nn«y|vania, Fif ty ion* of IKON, well anorln! and of a *upe. nor quality, which they are olfering on ac cOmiGodai.i.H Vcrm«. TItO** C. T.ANr, k CO. Shepherd*town, March JH, 1 "33. i'OK SUiLBi, AT PRIVATF. CONTRACT, on a credit of nine month*, taro young Hidui tiorueui ono by Oroectioa. 5 yaar* old thi* «pring; the other by Rattler, 3 year* old lhi**pnng—both thorough-bred AI*o, Mvcral vaiuaole work ffor»t», Mart* if Co/h, Cattle 4* Sherp. Apply to WM. Z. SINCLAIR. • Near Mepheraon * Mill .leflV r*on county. May 23, 1933 —41. _ FoetUmi. Fr»« rV.\ew Turk . tnrn'cxtM, The fain wing t lurhing line* arc ln»m tl»c pra j of / nrtJ.i /f /jf<, and were atklrraaed to J her Uilar, tJm. Adair, of krutuekv, Ltle iio- 1 reruor of that State, and .t pie trot a member of 1 ^00Kri‘**- !**•»• K«Aed lair M«om|>aiiie« l*rr hut. • Und, the lion. Jot M. White of Florida, on a voyage u, Europe, for the benefit of lur Utah. lTt«- bett tiilu-t «tul riruo't pnjt ri vf a aide «irele of fricndi ««oai|any tUiu. Fan well to lltee, land of inv birth! Though I leatr tlire to wander afar. Th-ei art »Wari r to iik- titan tl»c reit ut the earth_ Ate; ilc»r ti mi own luitul kt.ir. Am! tW | thould are thru not—even f<H- yrwm— I th«l. taluk of thee nlwatt; ami often in tcurv Farewell to thee!—land of my tin ! Altotle of the brave and tin-free. If «<T man rheridi'da (Mlrint’t fire And werNln^Hil hit rountrv—tnai hr: Ohn* could I |mit front hit lot’d—native thore, : II I t inci.il hit ar:n» would enfold me no more! Sw«i-t *IW .J" tTlT ttlflla.tr_fwai.aa. .11 f ffn I ivcalli il tlwc withpriik— ^***»•*• thoughts on m\ memory swell Tint •ittetwncm ehnnka with their tide. If tin- Ih f'xht of her only thus thrill* thumb mv li.-art, ” 3 ' Ikmld I wc her once ww—should I over depart. Bright scene* of ms rhildtmodadirn' Sw«ft I oh mts , r ray liilf i’d mind, .AVJ*Ti! ‘nTi *,m1 by you, how shell 1 leave y,h. behind1 \ 1 ° ntX. frt>” brot^or*—fr"®* sisters—from l,1V^°?^UC P*1*lh” Cmn mak‘- "•* -nw-od.» .V.-VP 1 v» k, 7th June, tUSd. The fate John Ilandolph. JOHN RANDOLPH or ROANOKE. Thr following sketch of this distinguished Ora tor. wnmil thirty yearaagu, but never uutdidMil, I •s lunodi.il by ■ p ut!, mm who hid been in hr,- j hits of intimacy will, Mr. lUuilulldi ever sines-. I i w si writlen off-hand, nfu-r n-sidinr w iili him in the trim ■ h itil at fk-.u-ptown f..r s .-m- weeks ! in a constant familiar int.tvonrw. which has ciu,l iimiiil ut int.Tsal* not it the p rind of his tlcccwsr ’ Hic s-nut h-un l.is t.-iiin nv, that nothing in I ihe lit., and conduct ,,f Mr. Hiuuln||ih, during oil * their ••it»«i,,uml an|iiaintanre, gave him ocea*ion ' t • »n I,eve f..r a moment Uni his .-«Hv imnrrmiona nl In* inarm ter w.• in •!».• slight--* degree cr- ■ ryneous.—[.Yew lurk- Courier. Mn. R tviiot.rn i, beyond eoinpari-mn the | most singu’ar and striking person I ever met i witfi. As an orator, he is unquestionably the first in this country, and jet tliere are few men who labor under so many physical divtd- I «antajes. lie seems made up of contradic tions. Though his person is exceedingly tall, thin, and disproportion^, he is the most , graceful man in the world; and, with an al- ' most feminine voi-c, be is more distinctly 1 heard in the Ilouae than either Mr. D_or i Bottcr N——, though the former is more noisy than a field preacher, and the latter more vociferous than a crier of oysters. When seated on the opposite side of the Hall of Congress, Mr. Randolph looks like a youth of sixteen; but when he rises to speak, tliere , is an almost sublimity in the effect, proceed- ' ing from the singular contrast in h»s height when seated or standing. In the former his shoulders i*e raised, his Load depressed, his 1 body bent; in the latter he is seen with his figure dilated in the attitude of inspiration, j his bead raised, his long thin finger pointing, ' and his dark, clear chestnut eye Hashing ligiit ning, at the object of hi* overwhelming sar casm. ° Mr. Randolph looks, acts, and speaks like do other man I have ever seen, lie is origi nal, unique in every thing. Ilis style of ora tory is emphatically his own. Often diffu sive and ducurcirc in hi* subjects, his lan guage is simple, brief, and direct, and how ever he may wenu to wander Irom liie puiut occasionally, bo never fails to return to it wuba bound, illuminating it with flashes of wit, or the happiest illustrations drawn from the source* of a retentive memory, and a rich imagination. Though eccentric in hit con Jucl-ia thc ord'n»nr affairs of life, and bis intercourse with the world, there will be found more of what is called common sense in his speeches than in those of any other roan in Congress. Ilis illustrations are al mo t always drawn from the most familiar sources, and no man it so happy in allusions t«» tables, proverbs, and the ordinary incidents of human life, of which he lias been a keen olctcrver. II,s i* not that fungus species of eloquence which expends itself into empty declamation, sacrificing strength, clearness,; | ami perspicuity to the more popular charm of ! redundant metaphors, and periods rounded - .... ixivn vii uir I»ir. Randolph is a itan of wit, and wit deal* in ' comparisons; yet hi* languagn is perfectly I simple ami less figurative than that of any of | jour distinguished speakers. This I attribute i to the ch erne** and vigor of t:rs concept ions. When a man distinctly cnmprrhrr.ds his sub- I j«et, he will eaplnin himself in a few words and without metaphor; hut when he is inra- j pahla of giving it a precise ar.d definite form, i his language becomes figurative, and hi* ideas, | like objects seen through a mist, have neither ' outline nor dimensions. Nothing is of more may comprehension than the ideas and lan guage of the great orator of t ir^inia. Though continually worried by the little terriers of the house, who seem to be sent | ihere f?.f no other purpose than to bark at him, *1r. Randolph never becomes loud or boisterous, but utters the most biting »itrs,m with a manner the most Irritatingly courte ous, and a voice that resembles the movie of* the spheres. Such, indeed, is the wonderful j clearness of his voire and the perfection oi 1 his enunciation. that hi* lowest tones eieru- J late like echoes through the hall of Congress, and are more distinctly i iderstorid than the roarings of M- I,——, the bellowing* of K — • N-, or the bleating* of the rosy and Ktentonan Robert Ross. In a’l the requisites J of a great orator he has no superior, and in (t<« greatest of ail, that of aura* ting, charm mg. rtvetting Lit* attention of his bearers, no •qua! in this country or perhaps m the world Mr. ftamlotph has fared e* most diatin- ( gniahed political leaders have done, in having : ht« conduct misrepresented, his lotbUe m»< gerated, and his peculiarities caricatured — j The fault m in some measure hie own. lie •pares no adversary, and he hv* no lijrht to 1 evpnet tbes will spare him. In this respect hie c vmtuple may well he a warning, to inryl eatc among rival leaders the necessity nf to legation in polities a* well as religion. That he ur irritable, cjpriciou*, and fareksi of the 6 feeling* of those for whom he hu no particu* I !*r respect or regard, no one will deoy. That i lie is impatient in argument and intolerant of opposition, u equally certain; and the whole world knows that ho is littla solicitous to die- ' guise the contempt or dislike. But much of this peevish imfhbility may find its origin and excuse in his physical sufferings. Almost] from his boyhood, he has usrer known the blessings of health, nor ever enjoyed its anti.! cipation. His constitution is irretrievably broken ; and though he may live many years,: they wdl, in all probability, be years of anx-i iety and s'lflering, embittered by the ridicule, j instead of being soothed by the sympathy of i world, which is ever apt to suppose that a •nan cannot be sick without dying. Men lin-! goring under the slow consuming tyranny of a constitutional infirmity, and dying, not bv ' inches, but the hundredth part of inches,seem to mo among the most pitiable of the human ! race. Tho world, and even their friends,| come at last to believe their malady imagina- I ry, their complaints without causo. They1 grow tired of bearing a man alway * proclaim ing himself a victim to disease, yet at the1 >ainc time taking his share in the business. 1 •»m* apparently in the enjoyments of life, and' living on like the rt>l of his fellow creatures. • • They jest at sears that never felt a wound,’I and the very circumstance that should excite • additional commiseration too often gives oc casion to cold neglect, or flippant ridicule. In this painful situation is Mr. Randolph at: proscut; and it seems to me, that an apology, at least, for his selfish disregard of the feel*' ings ol others, may be found iu his own hope-' less sufferings, and the want of sympathy. I know of uo situation more calculated to make j a man a misanthrope; and those who arc' foremost and loudest in their condemnation of Mr. Randolph, would do well to look into their own hearts, place themselves in his si tuation, and then ask whether it does not na turally lead to, though it may not justify, oc casional irritation, or even habitual ill temper., I here speak of this distinguished man as the world speaks of him. But to far as I saw him, and this was at all hours, he is full of benignity and kindness. His treatment of servants, and especially bis own slaves, was' that of the kindest master, Ind he always called his personal attendant 4 Johnny,’ a cir-1 cuinstaucc, to my mind, strongly indicative of habitual good will towards him. To me, from whose admiration or applause he could, at that time, at least, anticipate neither honor nor advantage, his behaviour was uniformly | kind, almost affectionate ; and it will be very long before I lose the recollection of his con ciliating smile, the music of his mellow voice, or the magic of his gcntlo manners. We passed our evenings together, or I may per-' haps rather say, a good portion of the night,1 for he loved to sit up late, because, as be was wont to say, the grave, not the bed, was I ihe plaee of rest for him. On these occasion* there was a charm in his conversation I never found in that of any other person. Virginia was the goddess of hia idolatry, and of ber he delighted to talk. He loved her so much, and so dearly, that he sometimes almost for got he was also a citizen of the Uuited States. 1 he glories and triumphs of the eloquence of Patrick lleary, and the ancient hospitality of the aristocracy of the OH Dominion, were also among his favorite subjects, of whirh he 1 never tired, and with which lie never tired me. In short, the impression on my mind is never to be eradicated, that hia heart was li beral, open, and kind, and that his occasional ebullitions of spleen and impatience were the spontaneous, perhaps irrepressible efforts of a suffering and debilitated frame, to re'ieve it self a moment from the eternal imprexsiou of its own unceasing worrying*. But, whatever may be the defects of Mr. Randolph's temper, no one can question his high and loAy independence of mind, or his. unsullied integrity ea a public agent or • pri-' vete gentleman. In the former character, he has never abandoned his principles to suit any political crisis, and in the latter he may ' be emphatically called an honest man. Ilis word and his bond aro equally to be relied °n—and as his country can never accuse him of sacrificing her interests to bis own ambition, so no man can justly charge him with the breach of any private obligation.— In both these respects, he stands an illustri ous example to a country in which political talents are much more common than political integrity, and where it is loo much the cus tom to forget the actions of a man in our ad miration of his speeches. It is with regret I add, that this brilliant naan, who has already attracted the attention. uot only of his countrymen, but of the world, will, in all probability, survive but a few years. Ilia health appear* irretrievably lost, and his constitution irreparably injured. A premature decay seems gradually creeping upon all hta vital powers, and an inevitable unseeu influence appears to be dragging him to the grave. At the a;e of thirty, with all the world in hi* grasp, wealth in his posases »ion, and glory and pow er iu perspective, he is, in constitution, an inflnn oM man, with glossy hair, parted mer his forehead and tied loosely behind with a black riband; teeth white as Ivory ; an eye sparkling with intellect, and a countenance seamed with s thousand small wrinkles. At the distance of a hundred yards, he w ill ho mistaken for an overgrown boy of premature growth; ap proach him, sml at every step his appearance changes, ami he becomes gradually metamor phosed into an old man. Vmj will then see a faee sueh as you never saw before, never will see again; if he likes you, a smile, such a* you never beheld on the face of any other man; and when that smile passes away, a1 countenance Icsnog an expression of long '•ortinned anxiety and eapering, (fiat will* make you* }.»ert ache. Swell is Mr. Randolph, as he appeared to me st the age of thirty years, lie may tie wayward, eccentric, seif-'wiiled, and erratic. His opponents sometime* insinuate that he »• mad ; but this is nothing mure then the whis perings of party caaligaity. Mould tn Hea ven there were more aurb madmen among our rulers and legislators, to make folly silent and wickedness ashamed ; to assert and de fend the nnrtent principles of our revolution . to detect q ix k politicians. qnssli lawyer*,, •nd quack divines, and to afford to his r dun try men an example, of inflexible lategrity both in public and private life. Hut be is original arid unique in this as ia every thing else, end winds be departs this scesse. m which ! »*e has suffered the martyrdom of skkness ami detraction combined if living, | will hear this testimony, that he will not leave behind any m »n that can claim superiority over him, •* * glorious ora*»>e a sasmeiuo*, high-minded ( independent patr.ut, and index tidy h-tH-.t _*111sreiiameomB. t'rom the Pali,immee Chr+nfrle. We are indebted to Messrs. Geo. Mr Dowell k Co., Book so Urn of this viljr, for copies of two works, recently published by Messrs. Reyk Biddle, Philadelphia. .Memoiri of llorUn*t Henukmnuto, Duchess of 8L Leu, and Ez-4Jueen of Holland. The i father of the accomplished subject of these memoirs was the Viscount Beauharnais, who I distinguished himself in the Freoch Revolu tion under the command of Roehaiubeau. lie married in Martinique, Josephine, subse quently wife to Bonaparte, and Empress of France. On his return to France, he espous ed the doctrines of the revolutionary party,' and became a zealous advocate for the re-1 form of abuses, and the establishment of libe ral principles. 11s portshed on the aradold in 1793, and left two children, Eugene and llortensc, who were adopted by Bonaparte on bis marriage v Hh the widow, and the sub ject of the memoirs was subsequently mar ried to Louis Bonaparte, Kit£mf Holland. The memoirs of ao inJividuQ iof lugh rtn% vuuucvwu hiiu uiv Mrrnn Ok (he French revolution ran not bo otherwise than attractive. We accordingly find in this vmall volume a variety of iocidrnU, rendered the more interesting from the eventful period in which they occurred. H'mcowta, or th* Hntyhfrxi, i« a work partly founded on fact, and Will be read with thrill ing interest. The following notice of thu work from the Detroit Journal and Advertiser, w ill supersede the necessity of any comment from ourselves. “ The scene of the work atul the sto ry upon which it was founded are of themselves calculated to bespeak e high degree of interest and curmsity* particularly when we recollect that the spot oa which we stand is that upon which, seventy year* agn, the spirit stirring incidents commemorated in this work had their bring and action. The author hat evinced a thorough acquaintance with our acenrry and lo calit ie»: and even the ravines and hills of which he speaks may have been found, without a violent stretch of the imagination, when the ground was clothed in its wild forest dress—since, even now, their miniature likeness ex ists. The story, as our readers have alrea dy been informed, is founded upon the circumstance ol the siege of the British Fortress by Pontiac: and the principal action of the plot turns upon the at tempt of that chief to get possession of tl»e works by surprise. The author hat availed himself uf the most of the historical facts connected with the siege; he has also blended with these the ball playing mtt by which the capture of Mackinac was effected. With these he has woven a variety of incidents as episodes,which, together with the whole dramatis personae—with the exception of Pontiac li»ote!f and the Indian woman who informed Major Gladwio of Pontiac's design,—appear to be en tirely the work of the author's imagi nation. Pontiac, by the by, is made to perform too tame and insignificant a part; and, if hit bold spirit could be supposed to review the work the author would fare badly. The story opens with the sudden ap pearance in the garrison ol a mysteri ous intruder, who had made his en trance into the quarters of Col. De Haldiinar, the commanding officer, anil menaced him in the vary centre of his force; sod what gives a high degree of interest to the work iu its commence ment is—that, although the strictest discipline had been preserved—as wall as the most vigilant guard—this mys terious being should have made both ingress and egress 44 past watch and ward,’* without having been seen by any of the garrison except the Colonel. This same individual is made to ner form a principal part throughout the work; and for deeds of daring courage, incredible atrength and agility, and all the other qualities which distinguish a savage hero, exceed# the famous llawk hye of oer own Cooper. Wacousta, for that is his Indisn name—it appears in the denourment—had been, with Col. De llaldimar, aubaltcron in the same regiment in their younger daya; and had been dishonorably supplanted by his friend in the aUVrtiotis of a young lady to whom he hail been ardently attached ; and, through the iustntmen talify of the same falae friend—-who was no other than the Colonel himself —he was disgraced and disimeeed from the army. He swore vengeance against hia countrymen, and joiued the Hcotch in the rebellion of f4J. He afterwards joined the French in Canada, and was •n the battle with Montcalm under Use walls of Quebec; and afterwards joined the Indians. During ell this time he was meditating schemes of revenge a gsinst De llaldimar and hie family.— The Pontiac war was eagerly seized upon by him as likely to utibrd nppor tunny to gratify his long cherished hatred. The family of Col. De llaldimar con eisted of two anus and a daughter.— I he eldest son, next to Wacousta him eelf, if a principal actor, lie hail thrice been a prisoner in thv hands nf the vindictive enemy of his family ; and it was on the occasion of hie leav ing the garrieon at night to hold a con ferente with an Indian woman, who rerainunirated the treacherous design* of the Indians to get into the fort un der pretence of holding a council, that Wacousta fjuod means tocff*. ct hia eo Vr* De h««l saved the lire ol (his wuminj and gratitude bad grown into a «»rm and detoted attachment, so di»interea'ed and am cera that—though aha knew that the affections of Du Haldimar were placed upon a lady af hia awn colour and country—it did not cool the ardor of her devotion. She proved hit guardian angel and protector in tba moat hazaul ®ua triala, and finally his preserver from the prophetic doom which in the ond overtook every other member of his family. J ho cruel fate of Hallowav and hio wife, and that of the beautiful Clara Da Haldimar and her brother, as well =S the generous Valletort, strikes us as a defect in the work. That the inno cant should suffer with the guilty seems to ua a violation of poetical justice— the more so, as such a catastrophe ap pears altogether gratuitous and unne iuiui an augury, ' which, itself, was uncalled fur. I he vindictive and cruel Wacousfa, after a variety of narrow escapes final • ly received his death from one of his savage compeers, the brother of Ouca n*sta—tha Indian woman before re* ferred to—but not sstil he had con* sominated hit fatal revenge. The style and language of the work are excel lent, the characters introduced well sustained, and ahigh and often thrilling interest ia preserved throughout.” The “Wandering Piper,” of whom so much has beeo published, ia at pre sent in Portland, and excites great attention. It is stated that in passing frum one place to another hs travels respectably attired, but resumes hie , minstrel garb nf tartan, green apecta | cles, wig, and bagpipe, on his arrival in | each town. W heo playing through tho I streets, he endeavovra to observe tho I strictest disguise—he never stands, nor solicits money, but receives anv sum that is freely offered, with a bow and touch of the cap. It appears that the houses where he puts up, are gene rally crowded with people of all rank*, to see and converse with this woodrr of the world. 1 lie following Card is from the Port land Advertiser of Friday last : The "Wandering Piper” has de posited in my hands for the benefit of the Portland Wood Society, being the amount of his collections on Thursday, Fourteen Dollars and Forty Cents. * CHARLES HCMiERS, Jr. Trtmt'trtr. PRESENCE OF MIND. A writer in the Hartford foursnt rtli'fj the following circumstance. iltuMratm* tho firmness and prudence of t youog fcmaln during a recent insurrection among the con victs ia the State Prieon at Wethcr«faM Mias Lucy Bascom, the per-, n io whom I allude, ia about eighteen vests «. of age. the daughter of an indigent res pectable widow, who officiate* as Ma tron in the female apartmeota. Orcu pyinga part ofthe building remote from the guard, indeed from any protector whatever, they were roused from their slumbers at midnight, by the appalling cry of one of the female convicts that the prisoners were out of their cblls. and were fast working their way-into their unprotected dvreltiog; instead of shrieking and fainting, in view of their defenceless, exposed situation, or of secreting themselves,which they might hivai lion* .Imm.I..!._ ,1. __;_ With its inmates to their fate, the daugh ter with the consent of her mother cour ageously ascended the walL sixteen feet in height, and with a rapid, reso lute step, proceeded from the western to the eastern extremity of the build ing, roused the goard from their sleep, and apprized them of their danger. Hatering Horttt.— A writer in a Cincinnati paper, justly censures the practice of watering horses. Manr ate killed every year by the absurd custom of stage drivers and others, giving hor ses water every 5 or C milea whei tra velling. Farmers who work horses at the plough or cart all dayftoever break off to water their liorsee/except at din ner time. The same had practice pre vails in Knglaml. But, the writer in form* os, they manage these things better in France. They nover water their horses only whe.i they are fed. ’•Vg recollect on a vgry warm and du*» v day. travelling in a aiage over the hills td Normandy, the horses foaming with iswoat and revered with dust. The driver stopped ot an ion. and when wo expected to see him with his burl * ef, giving water to each, he brought from the house a bottle and pouring in. ' to his handsome of the content*, l,« washed recli horse's nose, and threw * I little up into them. Os tn<|«nriog. wo found it was VINKO AR ; and although they hod already travelled a long *fa-e „ they went off as fresh as at the fir»i start ing. A Scotch paper notices a* old wemsa h«iug at Glasgow,wboie ISO years of age. Who never tie.k m doctor s diuo m all Iw life, nor was a lancet ever applied to L * trams Wbe j. ,^rfec||y frs* of affrclmt i »f the chest, sad doting tbo last century <-i >et Idc »he hat boon a perfect steoager I • psio, and her pulse does not eaeced ?«• H-r grandfather dwd at the ago of It", •nd Mr father died in tbo !**m. vesr of * bio ago.