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THE VIRTUOUS MAN. I love the man whose noble soul Would scorn to bow beneath The winter storms that wildly roll Along- the vale of death. Who—as he looks along the sky, And sees the clouds come on, A-waits their fury patiently, And say, u Thy will be done.” I love the heart that never knew Malice, or pride, or scorn, But on the world’s rank bosom grew Mild as a summer morn. Who w7hen offences vile come o’er - <His tranquil little heaven, Forgave them all—and only ask’d In turn “ to be forgiven.” I love the man who never spurn’d The needy from his door, Whose heart with generous pity burn’d, Who loved to feed the poor; And gave whate’er he had to give Nor asked return again, But pointed to the heavens and said— “ Thank not the clouds for rain.” For oh ! to such an one there is A nameless something given-, That melts the heart to tenderness And turns the soul to heaven. And then his end-—with eye serene, He meets the grisly king; ‘ For hope sits smiling o’er the scene, The grave illumining. MISCELLANY. i'llCm THE INDEPENDENT STATESMAN. MICHAEL BURN. Among the numerous Islands in Casco Day, there are few indeed which at pre sent contain more than a single dwelling; fet a century ago the traveller would ta e been cheered with the mingled hum f business and of pleasure, and could lave rested beneath many a hospitable ■oof, the ruins of which are now scarcely visible. They were formerly inhabited by fishermen, but on account of the fre quent attacks of Indians, these were aban doned, and being of slight materials soon sunk into decay. Near one of these ruins, and not far from Diamond Cove, is the rave of Michael Burn—an occurrence pile he lived there should rescue his rom oblivion. evening as he sat at the door of his stening to the waves which broke rocks which surrounded him, his ho was lying at his feet, suddenly up, and darting towards a project id ff plunged into the water. The fisherman presuming from his earnest manner that something had attracted his attention, hastened to the spot from which his animal had leaped, but the night was too dark to discover either the dog or the object of his pursuit, and the murmur of the waves prevented ascertaining even his direction. Having for some time awaited his return in vain, and supposing at last he was in the fruitless chase of some seals which frequently made their ap pearance, he retired. Scarcely, however, had he sought his pillow, when the well known bark and scratching at the door announced not only his return, but anxie ty for his master’s presence. He opened the door; the dog whined, pulled him gently, as if wishing him to follow, and suddenly left him. Having lighted his lantern he left the hut, the dog by his barking directing the path ; but on approaching the shore, judge his surprise to find his faithful animal and a human being to all appearance a corpse. It was evident that the dog had just drawn him from the water, but there were no marks of violence on his person. He opened his waistcoat-—the body was yet warm ; and filled with the hope of re storing animation, he bore it to his hut. In a short time the stranger gave signs of returning life, and by the next morning he was able to converse with his generous preserver. You probably recollect, said the stran ger, of seeing a vessel near your harbor. In that vessel it was my misfortune to have been a passenger; heaven grant that the beloved being 1 have left there has not fallen a victim to perfidy and ingrati tude. I am a native of America, but have resided in France where I acquired a con siderable fortune. Desirous of spending my last days in the land of my fathers, I converted my property into specie, and with a young and adored wife embarked in this vessel. The master and crew I loaded with presents, but this only served to increase their rapacity. I had no fears cither for my life or property. Last night their diabolical plans for the destruction of both were put into execution. I was alone on the quarter deck when a deep groan causing me tof-turn, I beheld one of the passengers struck down with an axe as he was approaching to join me. The ruffians with horrid yells rushed forward to secure a second victim; but though nearly overpowered by my sensations, I was enabled to reach the taffel and drop ped into the sea. The darkness of the night, the pre sumption that I could not reach land, and above all, the work of death which w as still unfinished, prevented pursuit, and I made an effort to float; trusting in Previ dence For my guide. But what was life ? The being for whom I wished to live was deserted the moment she most needed my assistance. The shrieks of the dying broke upon my ear, and I fancied I could hear the voice of my wife imploring mercy. The thought was agony. Three times I at tempted to gain the ship, but in vain, she was fast receding. At last, regardless of my fate, I murmured at the Being that upheld me. I desired death, and ceased my exertions in order to hasten its ap proach. From that moment till I revived at your dwelling, reason left me. The humane fisherman did all he could to com fort the hapless sufferer. The consola tions of religion were freely offered, and he taught him submission to the divine will, to Him from whom he had already received such manifold mercies. I have no doubt, he continued, but they will soon land in the vicinity to divide their plun der, and let us indulge in the hope that these outcasts of society will be brought to justice, and you restored to the part ner of your bosom. Animated with this idea, the fisherman rose and approached the window, and, as he anticipated, the vessel was seen stand ing in for the shore. Not a moment was to be lost. Raising- the stranger in his arms he carried him to his skiff, and row ing round a steep bluff which screened them from observation, he placed him in a cave retired and secure. He then has tened to some huts a few miles distant, informed the inhabitants of the bloody transaction of the past night, and conju red them, if they were not destitute of courage and humanity, to aid him in boarding the vessel which was now at an chor. A small but determined hand was immediately collected, and under the di | rection of the fisherman they advanced : with caution towards his humble dwell ing. Providence smiled upon their en j deavors. They crept to the brow of a | crag, beneath which the pirates were seated dividing the money of the stran ger, and, watching their opportunity, sprang upon them. The confusion of guilt, and above all, the intoxicating draught, rendered them an easy conquest, and they were carefully secured to await the punishment due to their crimes. The fisherman and his comrades then rowed for the vessel, and tears of joy bedewed his weather-beaten face on finding that the wife of his guest had escaped unin jured. When he descended into the ca bin, she at first seemed unconscious of his approach, so much had her senses been overpowered by the late.scenes of horror. When at length she aroused from the stupor in which he had found her, she in formed him that she remained the only survivo^^l those who had taken passage in thcP^^gl; and O ! she exclaimed, that I could share their fate To me far more welcome the watery grave of my husband than what I hourly fear, the embrace of his murderer. For some moments, the tears of the fair and disconsolate mourner unmanned our generous fisherman ; but at length collecting himself, he bid her not despair ; that the objects of her terror were beyond the power of injury, and though separated from the one whom she loved, she should never want a protector while he had a single arm to raise in her defence. But, he continued, perhaps your husband is still alive. Some of the pas sengers have been picked up severely wounded indeed, but not beyond recove ry. At last he unfolded to her the happi ness that was in store. But with all his caution, nature sunk under excess of emo tion ; and he trembled lest all his labors should have been bestowed in vain. Their joy at meeting no pen can adequately describe. Suffice it to say, that after kneeling to that Being who had restored them as it were to life, their first care , was the welfare of the fisherman. A sum sufficient to render him independent was immediately bestowed, and the only re turn they requested was, that they might retain the dog who had been so instru mental in producing this joyous meeting. But here the fisherman pleaded in turn. He said his reward had been greater than his labors deserved or his heart desired. He hoped that they would not charge him with ingratitude; hut the dog, he said, patting him on the face, had been his only companion during the long and dreary winters he had passed among those rocks —that there was no other living creature whom he could call friend—and in fine, rather than to part with one so faithful, he would return their bounty ; preferring his hut, his poverty, and his dog, to wealth and solitude. You shall not part, says the stranger, and sorry I arn to have given a moment’s pain to a heart so feeling. Take this, said he, presenting a large addition to his former donation ; and if it be more than sufficient for your own wants, I know it will be employed as all wealth ought to be—in alleviating the distresses of your fellow beings. | In all societies it is advisable to associ | ate if possible with the highest; not that ' the highest are always the best, but, be cause if disgusted there, we can at any. time descend; but if we begin with the lowest, to ascend is impossible. In the grand theatre of human life, a box ticket < takes us through the ho ire. To cite the examples oi history, in order to animate us to virtue, or to arm us with fortitude, this it is to call up the illustri ous dead, to inspire and to improve the living. But the usage of those civilians who cite vicious authorities for worse purposes, and enforce the absurdest prac tice by the oldest precedent, this it is to bequeath to us, as an heir-loom, the errors of our fore-fathers, to confer a kind of im mortality on folly, making the dead more powerful than time, and more sagacious than experience, by subjecting those that are upon the earth, to the perpetual mal government ot those that are beneath it. WAGER $ BECKHAM I ITAVE on hand, a very general as I- sortment of WINTER GOODS, Consisting of every necessary and use ful article of Dry Goods, Groceries, Hard ware, Queensware, and Liquors of the very first quality. Purchasers will do well to call and fur nish themselves with goods on the most reasonable terms. December 25. BOOT. W. BALDWIN MOST respectfully tenders his medi cal services to the residents of Har pers-Ferry and also to those of the adjoin ing- country. He has taken up his resi ; dence at Mr. William Graham’s Inn, where, on application, he may be found. FURTHER. He has just received and opened a ge neral and extensive assortment of fresh DRUGS and MEDICINES, all of which he will sell on terms highly accommodat ing- to purchasers. Said drugs and medi cines will be exhibited and sold in a part of the store room, on the bank of the She nandoah, lately in the occupancy of Mor gan & Shutt, merchants. Jan. 8. E. C. BREEBIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, PRACTISES in the superior and in ferior Courts of Jefferson and Lou donn counties. He will also attend regu larly the high court of chancery for the Winchester district. Harpers-Ferry, Dec. 18. NOTICE. WE are under the necessity of re questing a final settlement with all those who stand indebted to us in any way, and in order to save costs do advise delinquents to call and close their ac counts, and pay their notes to E. C. Bree ! din, Esq. HUMPHREYS St WARK. Harpers-Ferry, Dec. 18. NOTICE. HAVING been constituted agent for the firm of Humphreys isf Wark, I must request all persons indebted to them, either by note or account, to make pay ment without delay; otherwise I shall be constrained to institute suits. Dec. 18. E. C. BREEDIN. TO TAILORS. THE subscriber wishes to employ two or three Journeymen Tailors. None i but steady men and excellent workmen will be received. To such, constant em : ployment and the highest wages will be : given. URIAH A. NORRIS. Flarpers-Ferry, Va. Jan. 8, 1822. gCT® The editors of the National Intel ligencer will please insert the above three ; times, and forward their account to this office for settlement. SALE OF NEGROES. THE subscribers will sell, at private sale, to good masters, Thirty or forty Valuable Slaves, a part of the estate of Adam S. Dandridge, deceased. A liberal credit will be given. PHIL. C. PENDLETON, H. St. G. TUCKER, JOHN R. COOKE. Jan. 8, NEGROES FOR SALE. WILL be sold, on Thursday the 31st inst. at Robert Fulton’s Hotel in Charlestown, Four Negro Men, one Woman, and two children, belonging to the estate of the late George Washington. One of the men is a first rate blacksmith, and the others are well acquainted with farming. The terms will be made known on the day of sale. JAMES STUBBLEFIELD, Agent for Thomas Todd, Esq, Jan. 8. AN ESTRAY. C1AME to the subscriber’s, on Tues ) day the 1st inst. trespassing as an estray, a BARROW SHOAT, with an under-bit and a slit in his left ear, and a crop off the right. The owner can haAre him again, by proving property, and pay ing charges. J. HARDING, < Jan. 8. NEW YORE CASH. SYOUA. y|ANIEL A. WEED, having taken § jP into co-partnership JACOB WAR ING, who Avill stay in New York for the purpose of purchasing- goods by auction or otherwise, solely for cash, the business will in future be conducted under the firm of WEED &; WARING, who offer for sale, a complete assortment of Dry Goods, Hardware, Crockery, Gro ceries, and Medicines, which they engage to sell low for CASH only. Also, just re ceived an additional assortment of READY MADE CLOTHING, a quantity of Sugar, Coffee, Molasses^ Raisins, Tobacco, Mustard, 8cc. &e. WEED £c WARING. D. A. Weed requests all those indebt ed to him to call and settle their accounts immediately. Harpers-f erry, Jan. 15. “selling ofFaFcostT 1J?ETER CON LAN being desirous of closing his business on account of the state of his health, it being his inten tion to leave this country, he will sell ins' ENTIRE STOCK OF GOODS, at cost for cash, consisting of the follow ing articles : Eighteen pieces of broad Cloths ; seve ral pieces of double milled blue and drab Cassimere; Cassinets arid Vestings, as sorted ; Corduroy and Velvet ; l ea and white Flannells; Whitney Blankets ; Cas simere Shawls and Bombazets, assorted ; 3-4, 7-8, 4-4, 9-8, 5-4, and 6-4 brown and bleached Sheetings and Shirtings; do mestic Plaids; Stripes and Denhams; superior Bed Ticking; German and Irish Linen; lambs’wrool, worsted, and cotton Stockings; Guernsey Frocks ; Sarsnetts; Senshaws ; Italian Crape ; Canton ditto, plain and figured; flag and' bandanna j Handkerchiefs; silk and cotton Shawls; ! hinety-five pieces of Calicoes and Ging nams, and a few pieces of most splendid Furniture Calico; book, jaconet, mull, I striped, cross-barred, and fancy Muslin and Cravats ; ladies silk Hose and Gloves; beaver and buckskin Gloves ; green Book ing; tortoise shell and other Combs ; one dozen of Leghorn Bonnets and Flats; one dozen of very handsome Straw Bon nets; also, a very elegant assortment of bonnet and other Ribbons &: Trimmings ; flowered Paper; leather and wool Hats, superior Castor Flats, made by Jacob Ro gers Sc son, of Baltimore; men’s, wo men’s, misses’, boy’s and children Shoes ; Queensware and Flardware; clothes and sweeping Brushes; hair and tooth ditto; Sugars, Coflee, Tea, Honey and Molasses; Madeira, Port and Lisbon’ Wone ; Rye Whiskey, Rum, and Jamaica Spirits; Pepper, AJspice, Ginger, Cloves, Nut megs, Indigo, Allum, Copperas, Saltpe tre, Florence Oil, Window Glass, Cut Nails, and an assortment of genuine Me* dicine and patent Blacking.. N. B. All these goods will be found worthy the attention of persons disposed to buy for Cash, as they are fresh goods. P. CONLAN feels much obliged to such of his customers as were good enough to call and settle their accounts; he would likewise inform those who will not settle their accounts, by note or other wise, that it is very probable they will shortly hear from his Law Agent. Jan. 15. Grand National Lottery, FIFTH CLASS, NOW DRAWING. GRAND SCHEME. j prize of 1 do. 2 do. 5 do. 100 do. 10 do. 105 do. Besides an immense number S 100,000 25.000 10.000 5.000 1.000 500 100 of smaller to a prize. prizes, and not two blanks This is the most brilliant scheme ever offered to public patronage, and the ob jects for; which the funds are raised, are no less interesting to an enlightened and benevolent community, viz : the erection of a City Hall to beautify the Metropolis of the Nation, and a Penitentiary for the melioration of convicts, and the building of School Houses for the education of the poor. Whole Tickets Halves Quarters Eighths $15 7 3 r 00 50 75 87$ Tickets and Shares, in the greatest va-' riety of numbers, in the above Lottery, for sale at G. DAVIS’s Truly Fortunate Lottery Qfficey Bridge street, Georgetown : Where has been sold more high prizes than at any other office in the District of Columbia. December 4. REMOVAL. EC. BREEDIN, Attorney at Law, has ® removed his office to that which is occupied by Mr. P. Ploffman, the Inspec- * tor of Arms. Jan. 8. * “ PRINTING Neatly and expeditiously executed at this office, and on reasonable, t«mn.