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riiuwtt, vuur, at
ratable half yearly; but Tv* Doixaa*
will be aoeeited aa payment in fall, tf paid
entirely in advance. Whenever payment is
deferred beyond the espiration 01 the year,
interest will be ehargcd.
The terms of advertninc. are : For a square
or less, *1, for three insertions—larger ones
in the same proportion. Each continuance,
‘Jo cents per square.
All advertisements not ordered for a
epeeilie time, will be eontinjed until forbid,
and charged mccvrdimg|y.
M. #. tkinrkbnm^ »V. O.
HAVING located himself, for the practice
of his profession, respectfully oflVrs his
services to hia fellow-citizens. He may be
found at FAIIt VIEW, the retidcuce of hia
uncle, Mr. W'a. Z. SmcLAia.
June IS, 1*33—ft.
.? comfortable dir tiling Houtet
near the Presbyterian Church in
fT has a large and tine garden attached —
It will bs rented until the first of April
ne*t, and possession given immediately. For \
further particulars, applv to
June 13,1*33.
•Jtore .'IVir Hoods:
THE subscriber would respectfully inform
the public that he has made his seeond
▼isit this season to Baltimore, and returned
with a handsome assortment of
all bought since the great decline in prices,
which enables him to offer them much lower
than heretofore.
Shepherdstown, June 13, 1833.
MPinuolut ion of Copartner
THE partner-*iip heret fore existing un
der the name of Smith k. Farnsworth
was this day dissolved by mutual consent_
All persons indebted to tho said firm will
please to come forward and make settlement,
as the subscribers are desirous of settling up
their business as speedily as possible.
Southfield, June 20, 1833.
IJLumbcr Yard in Shep
M IjHE subscriber begs leave to inform the
sA public, that in connection with his store,
he has opened an extensive
and is now prepared to supply all demands
for seasoned Il kUt mmd Ytllote rise PL.-LVK,
either * inch, i inch. 1 inch, li inch, 1* inch,
2 or 3 inch—also, 1 inch ami I inch Poplar
Plank. 1 encing Boards, Shingles, white and
yellow pine, oak and poplar Joat, with a va
riety of other lumber usually kept in lumber
Having laid in at present a supply of JJOOj
000 FEET, piled ith sticks, in addition
to arrangements made for the future, he can
assure the public that a gtturmi Uork «■/ l.um
hcr will be kept up at his yard, where they
can be furnished on the most reasonable terms.
Shepherdstown, June 20, 1833.
Journeyman J^ipprent Ice&
f|V*L undersigned wishes to employ n
-M Journeyman House Joiner, of steed) ha
bite, to whom constant employment and libe
ral wages will be given. He also wishes tc
take two Apprentices, from 14 to 16 years ol
age. Boys from the country would be pre
Charlestown, May 30, 1833.
C34\ BARRELS prime old WHISKEY,
VV that will be sold cheap by
June TO, 1*33._
-fl d\ BARRELS prim# No 1 HERRINGS
J| vr for sale by
June TO, 1833.§
THE co-partnership heretofore exntin|
under the liras of Rupert k Kownslar
was dissolved by mutual consent on the I el
inst. All persons indebted, are requested tr
come forward and settle their respectiveduei
With G. II Rupert, upon whom it has de
volved to close the concern.
May 30, 1*33 —CL
RESPECTFULLY informs his friends am
the public, that he has just received
at the old stand, a supply of
JS>UD &0Od*,
which makes hie assortment good. He l
determined to sell cheep, and hopes by strle
attention to merit a share of public petronage
Smith6*Id, May 30, H33.
Niik ttmtu.
POUR cases very elegant black and ehili
Hatia Beaver lists, just received and fo
Shepherdvtown, May 39, 1*33.
h) S Barrel*No. I, Bounty
Heir ngs, run.)
1/0 bble. Suaquehannah bhad, I
trtmmad and uotcimuied. i
0 bbls. North Carolina Shad, trimmed am
untr.mmed, 10 hhto No. 1 and 9 Mackerel
just received and for sole by
Shepherdelowa, May 30, |«33.
Kent Chetrim/f Tobnrro
Tor sale by W. CLE\ ELAND k CO
Mk dffllt
(CM Shenarui»aU-St.)
IS prepared to accommodate, in tbe moat
agreeable manner, company travelling to
and from this place. The House i* specious,
and has recently undergone various repairs,
adding to its convenience and agrceablene*«.
The public generally shall receive the most
satisfactory accommodations, and a generous
support is confidently expected by their hum
ble servant, JOHN FITZSIMMONS.
May 16, 1833_tf.
N. B—Private families, travelling, ran be
accommodated. J. |\
COmMCMM slf.iik7.YC;.
subscriber tenders Lis grateful thanks
JL to bis friends and the public for the li
beral patronage heretofore received, and is
determined, If prices to suit the times, and
strict attention to business, are any in
duaemeuts, to merit further favors from a
generous public. Having selected a first-rate
stock of materials, and experienced workmen
in his employ, he feels run tide nt in slating
to those who may favor him w ith their cus
tom, that they may depend on hat ing their
work well executed. He has attached to Lis
establishment a Coach Smith Shop, and is
therefore enabled to make and repair Steel
Springs of all sorts; and furnish work with
punrualily, and at a lower price than for
Carryalls of all sorts on hanJ suitable for
any purpose.
Old Carriages, Gigs, Me. Me. taken in ex
change for better ones. All sorts of work
in his line repaired at any notice, and at fair
Silver and Brass Mounting kept on hand;
and if Kirk harut got 'em, he'll git Yin.
His Shop is two doors east of the Stage
Office. M. C. h I UK.
Shepherdstown, May 30, 1833.
N. B—Three Apprentices will be taken to
the above busine&s, if immediate application
be made. Boys from 14 to 16 years of age
will meet with a tolerable chance.
Coach Manufactory.
( IfiKkotir, IjouJom* rtrtel, m ftto doors .Vorfl
of Ikt Fullry Bonk,)
RESPECTFULLY informs hisfricndsanc
the public generally, that he has jus
returned from the Northern cities, at whir!
places be purchased a general assortment o
materials, among which are all sorts of llraai
Mounting. He feels assured that he can fur
nish bis work at as low prices as can be hat
of the same quality in this or any other place
He is now prepared to make, at the ahortes
notice, any description of C.1RRI.1GES ; an<
when novelty is required he will prepare i
drawing to suit the ideas of persons wishing it
Repairs of every description, in his line
done in the best manner and on the roost ac
rommodating terms. Old work painted will
the same care as new, and with despatch.—
He has several second-hand Carriages, Ba
Touches and Gigs, which he will sell low.—
Orders from a distance executed with punc
All kinds of silver and brass plating don<
at bis establishment, in tbe beat and cheapen
April 11, 1833.—ly._
Proposals for tb« construction of th
2d, 4th, 6th and 6th Sections of th
North Western Turnpike Road, lying west u
Romney, will be received by the undersign*
until the 1st of Jutf, at bis Office in the tow
of Romney, where tbe field notes and specif
cations for the construction, may be inspect
ed hy those desiring to propose.
Section 2d, commences at the eastern Las
of the first range of the Allegany mountain
and terminates at the North Branch of Pole
Section 4th, commencing at the f.iot o
Wolf Creek Mountain and terminating at th
Red-Oak Knob, on the top of Laurel Moun
Section 6th, commencing at the Red Oa
Knob and terminating at Tygart’s > alley Ki
Section Ctb, commencing at Tygart’s t a!
Icy River and terminating at Clarksburg.
Bids (w fractions of tba respective section
not less than two miles, will be received an
acted upon:—provided, there lie other ae.rcf
table bids taking the remainder of the sec
Parsons proposing to construct, will alt
state for what coaspensatiow, per mile, tl»e
will kaep the part constructed hy them in r*
■ pair for one year after tbe road is fimshe
and passed by the Superintend ant.
Bond and security for faithful perfonoene
1 will be required of every contractor. Tbos
.desirous of obtaining a contract, are invite
> to put in their belt immediately, as accepts
Lie bids will be acted on as soon as rreeivei
a. \v. McDonald,
f Romney, Mhy 16, 1833.—Tt.
I 91MIR Stockholders of the “Amfthfioh
1 Charlestown, and Harpers-Ferry Tun
pike Company," are respectfully notified, tbi
I the following instalments are required to ti
. paid to llumpbrev Keyes, F.*q Treasurer *
1 the Company, upon those snbarr^tion# th
* whole of Which have not heretofore he#
> called in, to wit ■ An instalment of t '» [*
•barn on the lat days respectively of each «
Urn months of June, July, August, He pi cm be
October, Novauibar, and December, ensumj
By order of tbe Boerd,
j April 26, 1?33.
- Uk
From the C/mri. atm, (X. C.J .lfrrcMry.
Wliat do »r Uw f »r * t<* b*>
Thr ,u‘ fortutM-*B power*
To Uiiik It our Imrk on wl<-**urv’a hi
AimI float pt*rl*ap« m, hour *
To *»*♦» our time in idt«* itrvaras
'*f »liM ni*t be Iimihhtii*,
1 o |Iomi with «••«• from |hvh h( wcim •
1 lie KMtrvc of fulurr aurrow *
What do »r litre for* U*t to fual
I he li't of frietoMiip l.rwh.ii,
1 lial lot. ', a a Min.I to cheat mankind
AimI «)i< » aa toon a* -iM.krn *
l o mark Uw »nt on othnr. hurled
Nur a cep their h«t|.h *. !•.« *
ro li.ite nur lellota a™ turn1 the a ortd
AimI die sum! he forgot *
No' ar a err f..nm .1 to vt k fnrtrith
Flirt .ugh pMtlit in:u!e plain litr
To hail I In' light iu earlleit ViMltli
\\ hit h »hiiM*s in every •cnh.mi
1' *, ae were uiuile to aria Im loa ,
1‘iie Immiu hereafter git.m;
To raloilt Mltilt* at rarthlt a.te.
And find our home in hi. oi.t.
-— O—
Fi'vm tht■ Sftarutti.
Fl >a-, «ofi|y flna, th'»o murmuring atrvam '
11* aid.- »ny Ladv’a Im>«mt;
Ami do n«n mar ft it «pirit*« dream.
In tin. delightful hour.
llot gently rippling, erect Imt itr,
>\ uh •ouiiili that lull the Ml,
A a near the hotter, all bright and clear.
Thy beauteous billow » lull.
Blow, ant lit blow, thou halnit air?
H. Hide luy lady'a twia.-r;
1 1'iitc rnd. <4 ainda would hudi to tpare
I So hA and fair a Ho a or.
Breathe gently o’er Her roar cheek
Thy nuldeal, pureat Imlin;
But IhciI, lent thou a dumber break.
So iM-autiful and calm.
P°i,w/wr Indian legend*
From •* SkcuKrt of IVcatern .idxrntur,\"
i About the mill tile of July, 1782, tevei
■ Wyandotte crossed the Ohio, a fev
miff* above Wheeling, and committee
{great depredations upon the southeri
, shore, killing an old man whom the'
' found alone in his cabin, and spreadinj
'terror throughout the neighborhood. -
| Within a few hours after their retreat
eight inen assembled from difTeren
,parls of the small settlement,and pur
sued the enemy with great expedition
Among the most active and efficient c
the party were two brothers,Adam am
Andrew Poe. Adam was particular!
poweiful. Id strength,action and hardi
\ hood, he had no equal—being fioel
j formed, and inured to all the perils i
1 the wild woods. They had not follow
ed the trail far before they became sa
fished that the depredators were con
1 .ducted b^r Big Foot, a renowned chic
of the N\ yandott tribe, who derived hi
-name from the immense size of hi
, !feet. His height considerably exceed
ed six feet, and his strength was repre
I tented as Herculean. He had also fir
1 brothers, but little inferior to himse
| in size and courage, and as they geo*
t rally went in company they were th
terror of the whole country. Adai
, Poe was overjoyed at the idea of mei
- suring his strength with that of so celt
' brated a chief, aud urged the pursu
{{with a keenness which soon brougl
.jhim into Ihe vicinity of the enemy.
- For the last few miles the trail had le
them up the southern bank of th
‘ Ohio, where the footprints in the san
were deep and obvious, but when wit!
in a few hundred yards of the point i
which the whites as well as the Indiar
were in the habit of crossing, it sut
9 ,denly diverged from the stream, an
’ stretched along a rocky ridge, formin
, an obtuse angle with its former direi
i. tion. Here Adam halted for a momen
- afid directed his brother snd the othi
- young men to follow the trail with pn
per caution, while he bimtelf still sc
' hered to the river path, which led thn
’ clusters of willows directly to tl
{point where he supposed the enemy I
f |lie. Having examined the priming i
B, his gun, he crept cautiotfslr throug
' the bushes until he had a view of tli
% point of embarkation. Here lay tw
.‘canoes,empty and apparently deaertri
Being satisfied, however, that the lr
* dians were close at hand, he relaxed n<
' thing of his vigilance, snd quickl
j gained a jutting cliff, which hung in
. mediately over the canoes. Ilearir
- a low murmur below, he peeped cai
i tiously over and beheld the objects <
* {his search.
\ The gigantic Big Foot lay belo
j him in the shade of a willow, aud wi
talking in a low toue to another wai
* nor, who seemed a mere pigmy by h
p side. Adtm cautiously drew had
and cocked his gun. The mark wi
[ | fair—the distance did notexceed Iwet
tv feet, and his aim unerring. Haisin
f. his rifle slowly and cautiously, he toe
a steady aim at Big Foot’s breast an
^ drew the trigger. lit# gun flashed.
i Both Indians sprung to their feet wit
,1 a deep interjection of surprise, and fi
it s single second all three stared ujk
e eaeh other. This inactivity, heweve
■ was soon over. Adam was too imii
' {hampered by the bushes to retreat, si
r setting his life upon the cast of tl
if die, he sprang over the bush which hi
r, sheltered Hem, and summoning all h
l poweis, leaped boldly down the prec
pice,and slighted ou the breast of U
i root with a shock which bore him l
the earth. At the moment of contact,
Adam had thrown hia right nrm around
the neck of the smaller Indian, so thal
all throe came to the earth together. At
that moment a sharp firing was heard
among the bushes above, announcing
that the other parties were engaged,but
the trio below were too busy to attend
to any thing but themselves. Big Foot
was lor an ioatant stunned by the vio
lenre of the slunk, and Adam was en*
; ablrd to keep tlism both down. But
j the exertion necessary for that pnrpose
I was so great that he had no leisure to
j use his knife. Big Foot quickly reco*
! vered, and without attempting to rise,
wrapped his long arms around Adam's
body, and pressed him to his breast
: with the crushing force of a Boa Con*
Adam, as we have already remark*
ed, was a powerful man, and had sel
dom encountered his equal, but never
had he yet felt an embrace like that of
Big Foot, lie instantly relaxed his
hold of the small Indian, who sprung
to his feet. Big Foot then ordered him
to run for his tomahawk which lay
within ten steps, and kill the white
man while he held him in his arms* —
Adam seeing his danger, struggled
martfully to extricate himself from the
folds of the giant, hut in vain. The
lesser Indian approached him with hii
uplifted tomahawk, but Adam watched
him closely, and as he was about tc
strike, gave him a kick so sudden and
violent as to knock the tomahawk from
his hand, and send him staggering back
into the water. Big Foot uttered ac
> exclamation in a torn* of deep con
tempt at the failure of his companion
and raising his voice to ita highest
pitch, thundered out several words it
the Indian tongue, which Adam could
i not understand, but supposed to be i
i! direction for the second attack. Thi
| lesser Indian now again approached,
, | carefully shunning Adam’s heels, anc
r making many motions with his toms
r hawk, in order to deceive him as to th<
. part where the blow would fall. Tliii
, lasted for several seconds, until i
t thundering exclamation from Big Foo
. compelled his companion to strike.—
. Such was Adam’s dexterity and vigi
f lance, however, that he managed to re
j ceive the tomahawk in a glancing di
v rection upon his left wrist, woundinj
’• him deeply but not disabling him. li<
v now made a sudden and desperate cf
f fort to free himself from the arms o
. the giant, and succeeded, lnstantl;
- snatching up a rifle (for the lodiai
. • could not attempt to shoot for fear o
f injuring bis companion) he shot theles
i wr Indian through the body. Bu
i, scarcely had he done ao when Bij
- Foot arose, and placing one hand upoi
• j his collar and the other upon hia hip
e pitched him ten feet into the air, as hi
If himself would have pitched a child.—
i. Adam fell upon his back at the edg
e of ths water, bat before his antsgnnis
n could spring upon him he was again o
i-1 his feet, and stung with rage at the ide
;.-of being handled so easily, he attack
t ed his gigantic antagonist with a fur;
I which for a time compensated for infe
-jrierity of strength. It was now a fai
J fist fight between them, for in the hur
e ry of their struggles neither had lei
J sure to draw their knives. Adam1
i.! superior activity and experience as
it'pugilist, gave him great advantage.
it; The Indian struck awkwardly, an
|. finding himself rapidly dropping t
j leeward, he closed with his antagonist
gland again hurled him to the ground.
>. j They quickly rolled into the river, am
t, the struggle continued with unabate
>t fury, each attempting to drown th
(.'other. The Indian being unused t
|. such violent exertion, and having bee
>' much injured by the first shock in hi
e stomach, was unable to exert thesam
o powers which hail given him such
>f decided superiority at first; and Adair
h1 seizing him by the scalp lock, put hi
e head under water, and held it there
o until the faint struggle of the India
|. induced him to believe that he wa
i. drowned, when he relaxed hie hold an
>. attempted to draw his knife. The In
y disn, however, to use Adam’s own e*
: pression, M had only been potivtning!
g lie instantly regained hia feet, sod ii
i. his turn put his adversary under. I
(f the struggle, both were carried into th
current beyond their depth, and ear!
w' was compelled to relax his hold am
4 swim for his life. There was still on
>. loaded rifle upon the shore, and eac
,4 iw.im hied in order to reach it, but th
>' Indian proved to be the most riper
4 swimmer, and Adam seeing that h
|. should be too late, turned and swar
,, out into tha stream, intending to div
£ and thus frustrate his enemy’s inter
<| tions. At this instant, Andrew, havm
_ heard that his brother was atwn*, an
h is i struggle with two Indians, and i
,r ((feat danger, ran «rp hastily to the edg
n "f the bank above, in order to aetu
r, him. Another white man followed hir
h closely, and seeing Adam io the rivet
d covered with blood, and swimming ri
it pidly from shore, mistook turn for a
it Indian and fired upon him, woundin
It him dangerous'v in the shoulder.
j. Adam turned, and seeing his brothei
m' called leud upon him to ** «Uont the bi
o Indian upon the ahoie.'’ Andrew
gun, however, wet empty, having just
been discharged. Fortunately,Big Feet
had alae seized the gun with which
Adam had shot the leaser Indian, so
that they were upoo an ecuality. The
contest now was who should load first'
Big Foot poured in hia powder first,
anu drawing his ramrod out ef its
sheetb in too great a hurry, threw it
; into the river, and while he ran to re- j
cover it, Andrew gained an advantage.
Still the Indian wat but a second tool
1 late, for his gun was at hie shoulder!
when Andrew’s ball entered his breast.
The gun dropped from his hands and1
he fell forward upon his face on the
very margin of the river. Andrew,
now alarmed for his brother, who was
scarcely able to swim, threw down lus
gun and rushed ioto the river in order!
to bring him ashore—but Adam, more'
.intent upon securing the scalp of Big1
Foot as a trophy, thun upon his ow n1
safety, called loudly upon his brother 1
to leave him alone and scalp the big'
Indian, who was now endeavoring to
roll himself into the water, from a ro
mantic desiro peculiar to the Indian
warrior of securing his scalp from the
enemy. Andrew, however, refused
to obey, and insisted upon saving the
living, before attending to the dead.—
Big root, in the mean time, had suc
ceeded in reaching the deep water be
fore he expired,aud his body was borne
off by the waves, without being strip
red of the pride and ornament of the
odian warrior.
Not a man cf thg Indians had es
caped. Five of Big Foot’s brothers,
the flowers of the Wyandott nation,
, had accompanied him in tho expedi
tion, and all perished. It is said that
i the news of this calamity threw the
i , whole tribe into mourning. Their re
> markable size, their courage and their
i,superior intelligence, gave them im
mense influence, which greatly to their
! credit, w as generally exerted on the aide
of humanity. Their powerful interposi
tion had saved manr prisoner* from
i the stake, and had given a milder cha
racter to the warfare of the Indiana in
l that part of the country. A chief of
- j the same name was alive in that part
• of the country so late as 1792, but
■ whether a brother or son of Big Foot,
• is not now known. Adam Poe reco
\ vered of his wound*,aid lived for inv
■ n7 7e*r* aflci this memorable conflict,
•ibut never forgot the t. emendoos *hug'
f which he sustained ui the arm* of Big
r! Foot.
•1 Fragment from the Indian Traditions.
11 *• Contest thou my father,” said 8a
t jbawasqua, as the ghost of his father
1 came wandering over the battle field.
• “ I come” said the shadow •* from the
f halls of Xiwonelt. tlo my sen—rest
on the green hawks of tho Quantuiuyoo
* Went beyond the lake nf Shatrbtuyttn. ”
1 “But I am not,mj lather,as I was when
* the new sun shone upon me on the
1 plains of Pajrytm. 1- am faint with
■• the loss of blood—I am weak, who was
r once strong—I am low, who have heap
ed the dead upon the plain and rolled
r upon the habitation of mineenemiestike
* j the torrent from the SuncookP “ Heat
" then my son” said the shadow—** rest
* on thy bed of blood. I will go and
1 prepare for thee—I will make ready
" for the reception.” The shadow dis
appeared and Sabawasqua closed his
0 eyes in silence.
♦ It was now midnight, and the pale
‘ moon ahed her rays dimly around him.
j;affording just light enough for Indian
* superstition to play upon his half npeo
B,ed eye and disordered brain. Again
»,ha cloeed his eyes; again his breast
1 swelled with horror. But sleep bore
B,down on his eye lids and his blood
c ceased to flow, lie was again awaken
• ed by the sound of a distant vayung,
♦ (or Indian whistle,) and finding his
* strength somewhat renewed,—he raised
• .himself from the ground—and leaning
11 »n his faithful bow, walked slowly to
* s large flat rock that projected out over
I the bed nf the ('ncheco. This was hia
• favorite seat in the day* of midsummer.
* The day came slowly along—and the
‘ morning was somewhat cloudy. The
1 succeeding day was hot, and the blark
1 clouds arose in the west and the thun
B der rolled its the distant darkness.—
1 The Indian sat like a statue—he felt he
* was failing-he knew he should not be
r hold to-morrow’s sun. The storm cams
^ —the forest bowed down before it. The
B hills tottered, the mountains trembled,
* and the lightnings darted across the
eisky. The Indian liehsld the wheeling
™ skies unmoved—l>o looked upon the
B ronfusion of the heavens calmly, aod
‘, observed tho strife of tho angry ele
K ments without fear.
The skv was again cleared, and a
•* .hollow, silt-ore hung over tho deep for*
r esl that surrounded him. Hot still the
* wild echo rhantrd h**r songand respond
" ed to the birds of the grove—to the
« murmuring stream* and the sweet
voieoo of nature’s children.
" The Indian raised his ach’ng head
R and thus began : — ** Come, .Vif/i^nro,
" I*i4hful ting—come to thf master.—
’• I’hoo art all that i« now left of the ms
X ny friends of Seshasrasqu/t. The «|oj>
• Idiew nesi and lay down by his master,
who was then preparing to speak.—
He thus began. “This ia tbe end—
thiB ia the glare of man—ha it but •
shadow—hi* life i* l.ke the noruina
Aod the echo answered “Lake thw
morning dew.”
Aweu at the sound so unexpected,
he etopt a moment!—but base* a man
of courage, and a stranger to fear, he
went on.
** As the sun comes op out of the
bine waters and climhs to tha height*
»f the sky—so came I from childhood
so climbed I to thejhighest scatofhuman
greatness. But I am passing away—I
am goiog down.”
And the echo snswered, 41 Going,
UI have been great among the na
tions ef red mm—I was tha sun of my
tribe, (came down from the heights of
*Wonaelnnch, like a broken cloud on the
head of mine enemies. I led my tribe
to the fight--*I was strong as the moun
tain oak. We met on the plain yon
der, as the broken clouds rush ia wrath
over the parting skies. I devoured
mine enemies a* a lion—I swept then*
away as the leaves of autumn. But
they killed my friends—they sent them
to the Shaxrbetctm. 1 too must follow
them---I roust go soon.”
And the echo answered 44 Go soon.”
Supposing this voice to be that of
some departed friend talking to him,
his feelings were raised to an uncom
mon height, and he almost forgot that
his end was approaching.
Again he said—4* llow do we pats
away?—W e crowd along to the faying
like sheep over the fallen hedge—-like
the blue reaves of the big deep. Soon
our voices will be silent, soon we shall
be veyump (forgotten.) Who shall bo
left to remember os—who shall weep
over tbe wild flowers that Wave over
our silence? Alas! there is none to
remember—none to weep!”
And the echo answered, 44Nonet*
44 l am tired of life,and I will go to
the houss of my father. He will re
joice to see me come.”
And the echo answered 44Come.”
441 w ill come Sire” said he—and he
•lowly arose and dropped himaelf into
the depths below. The dark waters
closed over the mighty Sabairasqua—
i md the surface was at smooth at
|t *uu;;h none were there. No more
w n seen ol him,for he arose not again,
ile could not bear to live alone—for he
i was in the valley ol bones—among the
! habitation* of the dead. Ife is no moro
—now the breezes whisper around his
cold seat of stone—and the wild Co
chrco exults over his bleaching bones.
^ hen the storm comes down upon
the plain—when the trees wave their
iron arms in the blast—w hen the migh
ty oaks clench their strong lingers to
gether and bow lowly down before the
tempest,—even then fancy hears his
voice atuoog the rough music of the
elsmsnts—even then his torm is term
ingly among tbe clouds aod mists that
wander along the river’s hank.
Sis;hu of M*ronperity,
The state of Ohm covers a surface of
40,000 square miles, £5.000,000 o4
j ycres. About one fourth of this is yet
i*t> the hands ol the I niteiLStates, for
! sale at one dollar and a quarter per
| acre. Donations have been made by
I Ike Legislature, for tho furtherance of
education, religion, and internal im
provement, of 1,763,000 arret. The
| debt contracted by Ohio for Canal pur
j poees amounts to nearly five millions,
i and the whole length ol her navigable
canals is 400 miles. ^Vith her great
. rivers, and lake Krie added to these,
no spot on the globe, of the tame extent,
j contains greater facilities both far in
ternal and external communication.—
It is curious to see how the credit of
Ohio stands the experiment of so largo
a debt; it is a fact, that her Canal
j Stock is twenty nine per cm*. above
, par! lOO,000 dollars of additions! ti
, per cent Stock, has been disposed of
at the rate uf 124 dollars cash for I0<>
| dollars. The tolls ls«t vest, when th*
, principal canal wse unfinished, were,
j 11 LWto dollars, and it is presumable
that, without tuuch longer requiring
the aid of taxes, thn tolls themselves
will, besides paving tha entire debt,
b*gm tho foundation ©i a sinking fend.
Pie taxes in Ohio aro very low, sav
nine mills on a duller; the highest sal
ary in Oie State is only I,<200 debars.
The population of th*> rttste ine'ti
i plied itself ten times in the first ten
years; in tlie second ten years, seven
times; in the third ten years, nearly
two and a half times ; and in the fourth
ten veers, nearly thrice. The excess
of free white mates in this .Statu ever
the females is 31/107—or there aro
, 31,000 spare husbands.
/W M«s|i—A woatker besteo seta
ran is lb* service ef (•eesrsl Alraksl,
crawled m before the fire to a poheir house,
■ ud seeling biwrsetf, brgso to rough tre
m*»dn*.lr “Mister!' ssyssb* .'seder.
; “ yon re got e r«dd " - )(•*• ,„d th„
other. “ p.,*, my honor I m gist! «f at — I et
»•* wretchedly peer.it s aceasulstiue lugst
, ant tbtag n *

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