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H. H. MAwKK, 1 Pi Bi iHr.r An JOSEPH EISKJA'. S PaorniirroHa. It. It. .W.f.vsi, Editor. Office in Centre AllvyTin the rear nf 11. D. Mas ter's Store.) THE" AMERICAN" i published r very Satur day m TWO DOLLARS per annum to !e paid half yearly in advance. No paper discontin ued till a i.i airraragr bid paul. No subscriptions rcreiveil for a loss period thnn six mouth. All communication or letters on business relating, to the olfire, to insure attention, must l.e POST PAID. BUNBUMY AMERICAN. AND SHAMOKIN JOURNAL. I'ltlCCS OF AITi:itTISLt. I auara I iusertiuii, . 0 0 1 do 3 dt . 0 7ft I do 3 d. I 00 Every subsequent insertion, 0 M Yearly Advertisements: one column, J6 half column,! 18, three aquarra, f IS ( two aquarea, fV ; one square, f 5. Half-yearly t one column, $18 ; half column, 12 ; three aquarea, fH ; two squares, f! ; one square, fi GO. I A ,l..i ii. .. :,!,.. .n. ..:. ..... .1,. 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Many of the incidents related by bill) must still be fresh in the minds of some of our old inhabitants : My first service was in the year 1777, when I served three months under Col. John Kelly who stationed us at Rig Isle, on the West Hranch The principle on which this concern is establish- 0f the Susquehanna. Nothing particular trans pired during that time, and in March 177", I ii hp prnici d, is to conr .era and ihi i consult the inulu:.l interest of their cu-tu- ..(.. l.u tii-.iiiifrfrtilrina 1 (T'lOll Hf 1 . . . ' .. i' - I. I umm n iiim.i iiif.ti iii'iiii'iiMiii rii i. rn nn' ml rii civ c c, selling, it nt me low.si price mr rami, nun , ri - . .... aliziug ibeir own remuneration, in the amount of : months men. Shortly afterward, 1 was ordered ,drs and quick returns. ! by Cul. Samuel Hunter to proceed with nbotit Pnssissinn inexhaustible fiirihtira fir manufar- ' ' ire, they are prepa.cd to supply orders to any ex- , twenty men to I ishing Creek, winch empties "nt, and respectfully solicit the patronage of Mil- into the Susquehanna about twenty miles Irom hants, Manufacturers and DruletfL Northumberland, and to build a fort about three . larne assortment ui inc oiyie i.ui down. When we came to the narrows 1 halted according to order, until the main body came up, when the general ordered us to enter the narrows, observing, "Soldiers, cut your way through." We did en, and entered the Indian village and camp at day break but found that companions to despatch thctn that night, and urged that they must decide the question. They agreed to make the trial s but how shall we do it, was the question. Disarm them titttl each take a tomahawk and come to close work at once There are three of us ; plant our blows with till Parasols. Philadelphia, June 1. ISIt. 1y HERR'S HOTSXi, 'ou.iii:km' TiiKiioxT norsi:, o. I Hi C'tirsuut Street, PHILADELPHIA. . . rrilK ii:ilH;iiIHER, recently of te&J A Readicp, P i., would inform the pub- ZIV-'D . .1 .1 i ... . . I .... .1. . l. ........ lie inai ue nu inn-n n) .""'c v..,. Lll&ici. us Bud eonii iiient i slulilislnnenl. nml ill always be r. ady loelilert in vi-itors. Hie. 'llhed reputmion i i the lii.e. it is hoped, will ford full assurance, ih.l his kiiisIs will Iw sup ie.l wi h eveiy r-mifirt mill i.cciiniii. da ion ; iilst bis bouse will tie endue ed u der sueti hi liueiuet s rs Will sicu ea ell .r .eter T the first j miles from 1 1 .4 mouth, fir the reception of its I inhabitants in ca.e of an alarm from the Indi I ans. In Mny, my fort being nearly completed, j our spies discovered a large party of Indians i milking their way towards the fort. The neigh ! boring residents hal barely lime to fly to the ' fort for protection, leaving their gtMsls behind The Indians soon made their appearance, and having plundered and burnt the houses, attack ed the fort, keeping a steady fire upon us during the day. At night they withdrew burning and destroying everything in their route. What loss they sustained we could not nceitain, as they carried nil" all the dead and wounded, tfpousihihty. a' d sxiii-luctorj t i.leiuiiunoiit I'm in though, frutn the marks o( blond on the ground it must have been considerable. I lie inhabi tants that took shelter in the fort had built a viilu.ds and f.on.l i'-. Cliaruc for buaidinu f I peril y. DA. ME I. HERR. Philadelphia. May 2.r, Hit ly To Comifrv .lScrclianl". l'alm Leaf Hals. (1. W. & li. 1A. TAYLOIl, the birds had flown. We halted a few minutes judgment, and three timesthree will make nine for our men to refresh themselves, set fire to i and the tenth one we can kill at our leisure, their village, and having discovered from their I They agreed to disarm thetn, and niter that one trail that they had gone up the river, followed it take possession of the puns ard lire at the one about two miles. Here our path lay up a nir-1 side of the lour, and the other two take toma row ridge, called Hogback Hill, which we te- ' haw ks on the other side and despatch them. I marked seemed formed by nature for an Indian ! observed that would be a very uncertain way ; ambuscade. Accordingly every eye was fix- the first shot fired would give the alarm ; they ed on the bill, and as we began to ascend we would discover it to be the prisoners, and might Peter V'iril f.r their cattle at the bead ot a small flat j at a short distance from the fort, and one even , ing in the month nf June, just as they were oots, Shoos, lionncts, Leghorn and milking them, my sentinel called toy attention j to Home movement in the brush, which I soon i discovered to be Indians, making their way to 'i ..i i .. .i-i . Ihr. S. :. eon.rr vfMnrht and Fifth .. c""10 J'""- ' "Pre was ,u"c 10 pjjIIjAj3i;i,PHIA, ' immediately selected ten of my sharp shooters KKER f r m e an i xtenie i t.-oinni nt of the nnd tinder a cover of a rise of laud got between -'above ar'icl s, u!l ot win. h they sell at unusual. t)rm nm, ip ,ikrrs. On ascending the li.w iniees. nd paitieul nlv invite the attention buy. is visiting tl.e eiu , loan . laiienati .n ot ridge we found ourselves within p.stnlshot of ;t,. (i. W. A- L. II. TAYLOR. thnn I fired first, and killed the lender, but a Philadelphia, May 2; 1S44. 1.V ! volley from my nu n did no further execution, '.he moan lirectioii. and ilioinna lands nf J sse l. : ... . i..i l .....i unit he ; me uesi runner goi 10 me inn nrsi. me I'lll'll, .iwil ... gii"" ...... . ... ap, if application i loaile soon to die sul'seiitu r. season advanced, Indian hostilities increased Suid'U'y. Aug 31. II. B. MAyH-:jL nj notwithstanding the vigilanceof ourscouts-, riix M"B;il. The I, igl est price will be ; which were constantly out, bouses were burnt f riwii li.r Flax feed, by ' and fmnilies murdered. In the summer of 177" Aiib is) I. II. B. MASShR. i ... . H - , - - 1 occurred the great massacre at yoining, after M)IT.(iE I:I1ILKS. 1'ive copies oft e (.t i " ' r' J (, Bible, ihe cheap. i hook ever published. vl,lcl' the l.overuors of ( oiinectieut, N. i.rk, nta.niiii! Ihe coti.uu li'ar on llie Old and New and I'cimsylvanin, pet itinncd Congress to adopt Uiiient. iu-1 lec.iv.U jinl I ..r sue. inr nx ' u .rs ,.(.,v measures for the nrotixtioii of the w est- y.tllM rim S.H.K. 'I'he small f..rin, ' (he Indians running off at once. In! cont..inii, abou: 100 acres, about 2 nu'es tim(J t)C mjl, fl(;w j(l tvm, (jrC(. H.ve Noithum eil. iinl, i.iljoiinna lands ot J. sse l. : , . , . . " . j,i,. t:.. ll. u. m.si:k. . .. i HEKOVAIi. i DC TO II .1. Ii. M ASS Mil, RESPEt'TFI'LLY informs 'he i it CXx --J iei.s of Suhbiiry and ils vicinity, that tii3 he h s le iioved bis ollice to the white C-r buil.lll.tt III Va ket fqt , east of lnl . I Ii meiil's -I. ue. mi. I inim. d a'l Iv uppo-Ue tl.e -t oO'ne, where he wil. le happy to receive cad.- tlie line of bis profcs.-imi Suiibiiiv, Mv 4h. 114. I) A V 1 1) 'iitciit Kirt' twA i : N A . S ' '11 lift" l'roi.f Iron "iies1s. Slate line! UolVijiPrators, will) Filters attached when K'ikj'kxvI. ZTi.lT.3 V'.TSOlT, :o. 7(i S-nith third .St., opposite the F.J ehanze, PHILADELPHIA, asu-is. M AM KAlM l l!E and saw the bushes tremble, and immediately rifles defeat us. I had to yield to their plan. were presented, and we received a deadly fire, : Pence was chosen to fire the guns, Pike and by which sixteen or seventeen of the advance ; myself to tomahaw k; we cut and carried plenty were killed or wounded. We that stood sprang I ot wixsl to give them a good fne ; the prisoners under cover ol the bank, and for a moment re- were tied and laid in their planes ; after I was served our fire. Six or seven stout fellows rush- j laid dow n, one of thetn had occasion to use his ed out with tomahawk and knife to kill and scalp j knife j he dropped it at my feet ; I lurried my our comrades. It was now cur time to fire ; j f,Kit over it and concealed it ; they all laid down every shot counted one ; they Itll. lien. Hand and fn-l asleep. Alnuit inidnioht got up am! now came on at quick step, advanced within a found them in sound sleep. I slipped to Pence, few rials of them, and ordered his men to fire 1 w ho aro-: ; I cut him loose, and handed him and then charge them at ihe point of the bay. tP knile ; he did the same fur inc. and I in turn onet they were siKiti routed and put to fight. tnk the knife and cut Pike loose ; in a minute's We returned w ith our dead and wounded the tune we disarmed them. Pence took his sta same night to the camp. We had no further tion at the guns-. Pike and myself with our opportunity ot coming to a brush with them tin- I toumhowks took our stations; I was to toma til we were joined with our w hole force under ' haw three on the right w ing, and Pike two on lien. Clinton. Wo were opposed by the ene- 'he left. That moment Pike's two awoke my's whole force, consisting of Indians, British, and were getting up; here Pike proved a cow and Tories, to w hom he gave a battle a little ! ard and laid down. It was a critical moment, below Newton Point. Our loss was tnfl.ng. ! I saw there was no time to be lost ; their heads On the return of the army I was taken with turned up fair; I despatched them in a moment the camp fever, and was removed to the fort ; flni1 turned to my lot as per agreement, and as which I had built in '7H, where my father was : ' WB B,Hm' 10 despatch the last on my siiL of still living. In the course of the winter I re- ,,IC nro' ' M,ce IC ' Bn1 '- execution; covered my health, and my father' house hov- 'l'rr,; was only one at the oft wing that his ball ing been burnt in '7S by the party which at- n,,t reach ; his name wn9 Mohawk, a stout, tacked the before-mentioned fort, my father re- j 'H,',' daring fellow. In the alarm he jumped quested nie to go with him and a younger bro- : about three rods from the fire ; he saw it ther to our furm, about four miles distant, to was the prisoners that made the attack, giving make preparations for building another, -and ,',e war-hoop, he darted to take possession nf raising some grain. But little apprehension 'be guns ; I was quick to prevent him ; the eon was entertained from molestations from the In- 'est was then between him bh.1 myself. As I dians this season, they had been so completely raised my tomihawk, he turned qu:ck to jump routed the year before. We left the fort about from me ; I followed him, stiuek at him, but the last nf. March, accompanied by my uncle and missing his head, my tomahawk struck in his his son, about twelve years of age, and one IV- , shoulder; or rather t'le hick of his neck ; lie ter Pence. We had been on our farms about I pitched forward and fell; and the same time or 5 days, w hen, on the morning of the MOth of : my foot slipped, and 1 fell by his side; we clinch March, we were surprised by a party often In- ed : his arm was naked ; he caught me around dians. My father w as tuiip-d through with a , my neck, at the same time I caught him with war spear ; his throat waseiit nnd he wassealp. my left arm around the body, ami gave him a ed, while my brother was tnmiihuw ked, scalped close hug, nt the same time feeling li.r his knife and thrown into the tire before my eyes. While "nn!d not reach it. I was struggling with a waiiior.lhe fellow who ! In our scuffle my tomahawk dropped out. hud killed my lather drew his s.nr trnm his My head was under the wounded shoulder, and bndv and made a violent thrust at ni. 1 shrunk almost sutlocated me with his blood. I made war should he carried into the enemy's country, ' from the spear, and the savage who had hold of a violent sirini', and broke from Ins hold ; we and a company of rangers raised for the defence nie tureed it with his hand so that it on'v pen- both rose at the same tune, nnd he ran ; it look of the frontier. In 177!. General Sullivan was 'et rated mv vest and shirt. Thev were then ".e some tune to clear the blood from mv vs ; s nt w ith an army into their country. 'I'he pro- satisfied w ith tuking nie prisoner, as they had my tomahawk gut covered up, and I could not vision for the supply of the army were purchased the same morning taken my uncle's little son find it m time tooiertalie him ; he was the nn- in the settlements along the watets nt the Sus. and Pence, though they killed my uncle. The ly one nf the party that escaped. Pike was qnehuniia, and deposited in More houses. I same party, before they reached us, had touch- powerless. I always luve had a deference to was pppoiuted under the title of quarter-master, ! ed on the lower settlement of Wyoming, and christian devotinu. Pike was try ing to pray, to superintend this business, and by the middle killed a Mr. I'pson, and took a lmy prisoner of ""d Pence swearing t him, charging him w ith nf July, by means of boats, hid collected all the , the name of Rogers. Wc were now marched cowardice, and saying it was time to pray From the Thila. Ledger. AHSTrt ACT OP A RKKMOX Delivered hy the Rev. Mr. Clvrhr; Hector of St. Andrew t l.piacopal Church. Mr.nsns Editors : I observe, with pleasure, that you have commenced reporting and pub lishing sermons. And there is a two-fold ad vantage connected with this new undertaking; it tends, first, to the dissemination of Christian principles, and secondly, enables readers at a distance to enjoy the discourse which they are unable to hear delivered. I have taken the liberty lo send you a few remarks of the Itev. Mr. Clark, (Rector ofSt. Andrew's Episcopal Ch'irch,) which he made in his discourse of last Sunday morning, with he hope that you would give them a place in the columns nf your widely circulated paper. In the course of his sermon he remarked that he was discoursing on an unusual topic, and that so.ne might object to its being introduced into the pulpit ; but when he saw that the ten dency nf Christians, and persons openly profes s:nrr themselves such, in these days of traffic and gain, were uch as to disgrace themselves in their calling and nflending their God, he felt himself justified in his cnurse, and sought to prevei t the increase nf the dishonest means that such men used in their secular business. With these prefatory remarks, I remain Yours, Ac, F. D. A. em frontier, which subject was referred to a eommitte nf Coiigrejs and General Washing ton. The committee recommended that the provisions nt Wyoming, where General Sulli van, with his army, lay waiting far them. Alton, the last nf July our army moved tor T.oga Point, w here a fleet of boats ascended the river parallel with the army. Wc reached rfifillfJiar' " ; ;rcelel rued V and Pr.tvi. IfiSlSa,! iKi C, obrsioid Patent Pn- hW&M v tlninii iJlJr..,, ii-.Jr.... V. ..I Tl,i..l lr...,l t. 'llllllllll I O M ;iie-t-, for fre-ervKIH iAVi1 "". Tapers IJ. .ls, J. weiv, Mlv. r, c, Ac., iiuile Noil r tr.ni. r..i.d mil ovi r Pl.uik as ll'in ty-fivd ntl up Pishing Creek, and ill the afternoon of ought to tight; we wire master ot the the same day we came to Huntington, where "round, and in possession of all their guns, the Indiana found four white men at a suoar- bhiukt Is, mulebeoats, & c. I then turned my camp, who fortunately discovered the Indians attention to scalping (hem, and recovering the and tied to a house ; the Indians only fired up- scalps of my father, brother, and others, I strung ... ... . . i. ..... ... , I. . Tioga (iint ear'y in August, where we halted ! on them and wounded a Captain Ransom, when mem all on my bell lor suie-Keeping. v o Kepi fur Gen. Clinton to join us with his brigade, they continued their course till night. Having our grmmj till iiiorning, and built a raft, it be- which came by Ihe way nf Mohaw k river, and encamped and made their tire, we, their prison- ing near the bank uf the river w here they had so into Like Otsr go. During this time the In- er, were lied mid well seeun d, liv e Indians ly- encamped, about fifteen miles below Tiogt diuna were collecting in considerable force at j ing on one side of us, and five nn the other ; in Point ; w e got all our plunder on it, and set Chemung, a large Indian vi'hige about 11 miles ! I tie morning they pursued their course, and, sail for Wyoming, tl.e nearest settlement. Our hii'her un As they became troublesome nei-'h- I leovingthe waters nf 1 islnng ( reek, touched Ihe rati gave w ay, wben we ma.!e lor limit, ami we .1 of every one hundred i...t in use and tor sh- " niin ruiitcuiplabed an attack upon ! head waters of Hemlock Creek, where they lost considerable properly, though we saved our ; wiade.) eh first rate Locks anil Davi, I h.vans i lent Kevhide ;.vr. similar lo ihe one rxl.il it- them, hut wished to ascertain their nun. her and bund one Abraham PiVe, his wife and child, guns and ammunition, and took to laud: wc at the Philadelphia r.xchainir. foMlnec uths .ituation. and selected me for that dangerous the summer ..flsli, !,... all the Keys we.e .1 , , .,.,.,. Ulyself an Indian dress, city l.t be used, and ihe h.-st not os-ii.'.l. al- , ' oiiiih ihe rp. rirn-iil was lii.d I y at least 15(10 breech cloth, leggins and moceusins. My cap .-rsoris. Ou' of ihe same Lurks was ii ied by j pIM supply of leathers, and being piinl-obla-rs, at il.e Delaware Coal Oilier in Walnut () j( n(lian , , (), wj, ,, ,., ,ro. reel, above Th id. Isit diJ not succe. it. , ' , . ,. . lloisiiiiK Ma. bi...s. Ir. n Doors. suerioi I ed in the same manner. W e left the camp at ,((k, and all kinds .,! lion Rail us. Seal "d t'o- ; ter dark, and proceeded vv ith much caution until .yiciB Picssrs, and Suiuhwoik i n. rally, on hand I wj ca1e ,u ,,e (;ieinuilg, which v supitosed would be strongly guarded. We ascended the inoiiutHin, crossed over it, and came in view uf their fire, when having defended the bill, we waited quietly, until they lay dow n and got to r lDuufi.lijf-l ill tliv shortest notice fj- CAT TION I do tirre'-y caution all per. on ag .inst inakii.it. u-iuK, m-IIilk, or causing lit aold, any Kryhole tlovris for Fire Proof Chi sis. or Door of any Vin.l sinulai in piindple t my Patent, of ltbh July. 1811. and also aK ni si LinuiR ! sleep. We then walked round their camp, UrfrhveraloM with Male, lor wh ell HIV Palrlit l dated ifith Man h. 114, as any infiiiigeiiiriit will be -'rait wi;h according lu law. DAVID EVANS. PhiU.lelj.hia, A.ril 13, 1814 ly rORESTVILLE ltll iSS I I cloc ks. Mill E subscriber baa just iK-rived, for sale, a frw M. of the above celehraied Eifiht Day Clocki, which will be sold at very reduced prices. f..r cash. Alan, suta?rior 80 hour Clm-is, of the tst make and quality, which will be sold for ca-h, at $1 60. Also, upfi. Brass 30 hour Uoika, at iM "t. Dec. 2, ' ni-ir.Br.iv. "sJ l'ONE WAKE f -r sale. 3 St.ine Jugs, from t quart lo 3 galUna, ful Kmu Jars, from 3 to 6 sa'l""- for sale, cheap, by Oct. M H- U. MA8SEH. counted the fires and the numler of Indians al some of the fires, thus forming an estimate ot their number, which 1 took to be six or seven hundred. I returned and having made my re port to the General early next morning, I went to my tent, spread down my blanket, and had a refreshing sleep. In the afternoon Major Adam Hoopea, one of the General's aids, requcbted me to wail upon the General, which I obeyed. The latter requested, as I had learnt tho way to Chemung, that I would lead the advance, ho having selected Gen. Samuel H ind, f the Pennsylvania line, to make them a vit.it with eleven hundred men. I accepted the service, and we took up our lino U march after nun- P.ke was made prisoner, hut his wife and child reached Wy.iliising late in the afternoon. Ci they piiinte.l and told Jogga, squaw, go home, j to tin- narrows, discovered a smoke below, and They continued their course that day, and rn- a rail laying at tl.e shore, by which we were camped the came night in the same inanr.er as certain that a party of Indians had passed li the prev iisis. It came into my mind that some, i in the course nf the day, and I. a. I hulled tor the times individuals performed wonderful actions, nioht. There was no alternative for us but to and surmounted the greatest dangers I tlieo rout them, or l' nver the mount liu ; tl.e snow decided these fellow s must die ; and thought nf ,.n the north side of the hill was deep; we j the plan to despatch them. The next day I had 1 knew from the appearance nf llie rati that the an npxirtuuity ol communicating my plan to my pirty mu-t be small ; we hid twu rifles each; fellow-prisoners ; they treated it tia a visionary I ,y lU,y fmr was P. ke's cowardice. Token scheme for three men to attempt to despatch ' i,e worst nt it w e no reed lb it I should as ten Indian.). I spread before them tho advanta- certain Iti.-ir number and give the Mgnil I'.r gea that three men would have over ten when i attack : I crept di.w u the sule ot the hill, so asleep; and that we would bo the first prison- j near as to see their tires and packs, but snw no era that would be taken into their tow ns and vil- j Indians. I concluded that they had gone hunt lages after our army Iwd destroyed their corn, ! ing for meat, ui.d that this was a good otK,r u that w e should be lied to the Make and sutler ! nity for us lu make nil" w ith thei- raft to the op- "Man sneth forth unto his work and his labor until the evening.'' f'ttilm civ, 23. This is a brief epitome of human life. Man ariseth in the morning of lile, and laboreth un til the evening nt his days, when he goeth unto his last home. The world wc live in is admi rably adapted to our existence. If there were no cuise resting upon us, then would this world be a perlect one. Ih.t in the fall of man, when his sentence was pronounced, "in the sweat of thy face shall thou eat bread," this was a sentence ot the most merciful naturethat could have been rendered against the whole family of man, since we w ell know, when having no thing to occupy ourselves with, how heavy time hangs upon our lining If the earth brought forth fruit spontaneously; if there were an eternal spring when '.he soft winds breathed their refreshing nnd balmy breezes over us, instead of the hot simoom or the piercing blasts of a frozen region ; if the fruit and the blossom should be seen on the same stalk, and man had nothing to do but to pluck, eat and be satisfied, then would the occupations of the agriculturist and the tiller of the ground, the mill-wright and the produce merchant, be at an ml ; there would be no need for their aid in our gettmgnur tiaal. So vv th the artificer, and In' that worketh in brass and iron; they wi nld be superseded by the hnuntifulneFS ofna- ture ; the instruments needed by the farmer and the miller would no longer have their use. All traffic and barter would cease, it such were the ease ; i( thf earth and sea produced food simnttiieoiisly , mr.ii would relapse inloindolence and he unhappy. I Cut in the dispensation under which we live the reverse ef the above is our In', and, in the language of the psalmist, "Man goeth hutr. unUi his work and to hits labor until the evening " It is our piirxse to show the three different hisiiioiis which should influence men in their daily vocations. 1. Mill ihould liure an honest business : and men should choose such a business or pro fossion at which they can labor without doing .. tliers any injury. I n some occupations, as, for instance, a maker and vender of poisuns, or ar tieles'nt a poisonous nature, which are exten s.velr and daily made use nf in the arts, he is not blamealile if some nf Ins goods arc used by the murderer nr suicide ; hut if in his manner nf disposing nf tip-in In- is not cautious, or does not give the purchasers warning of their des tructive elfect!', then trade in the luxuries nf lite ; and I, t'. r my part, cannot see any objec tion to tins tiatV.e, for it i difficult to say where cointoi t end and Insures begin. The com- I li.rts which many people enjoy in the present j civilized state nf hie would be rendered by the i untutored savages as the very exuberance of luxuries ; and so would tl.e pleasures of a moil hu'Ii's I among the most civilized and enlight ened nuti. in. of the eurlh. J M u sAou. .A n Au stty with oneanot'rr. chances out of a hundred the money so bori ow ed u il! never be paid. If the person borrowing were only to tell his friend the position in which he stands, so that he would lend him the money with his eye? open, then in case where he to pay it or not, as he is able or unable, it makes litilo difference in the sight of God ; but when a man seeks pecuniary aid from another, when tie knows that he is unable to pay, and the other is not aware of the fact, it is downright perspec tive larceny. Another species of dishonesty ia what is generally termed "driving a hard bar- fiain ; where one man tramples under toot the other, already bowed down under the afflicting; hand ot the Almighty, and adds misery to tho poverty-stricken ; where the opulent man op presses the poor mini more than lie would his rich neighbor. There is also a subject on which 1 will briefly touch, and that ia Ri pudiiition. This, of lata years, is a blot on our country's fair fame. Whe ther it is by a State, or corporation, or compa ny, it shows a want of morals ; and id sufleieJ to be countenanced, what will prevent persona in their every-day business from doing the samel The depreciation of the state of public morals ia national disgrace ; every man who desires his peace of conscience sIkhiIi! never repudiate hid just debts ; w hen he does that, his peace of con science is at an end. 3. Srriifiir businff shoittd not only be Ao nest, but the acquisition vf wealth should be regarded as coming from God. The transac tions of every-day life in which w e are occupied, are somehow connected w ith our eternal wel fare. And if prosperity smiles upon us, we should render thanks for it to God. When man La9 toiled for months nnd years to gain wealth, and then withdraws himsi If from his business to enjoy the riches tie I as amassed, lie ehould not regard it alone as his i arnings, but that a Higher Power has leen pleased to aid him in his acquisition. And here I would remark of the vile spirit of speculation w hich has of late years sprung up in our midst. Some pot weory of acquiring wealth by degrees ; they looked fot s-otne sudden metlod of getting tidies ; they used to regard every moment as wasted if they were not em ployed in buying and selling ; bjt now they embarked their all on a frail bark, which to-day would rise and to-morrow sink on the fluctua ting waves of speculation. God has ordered that mankind sitould toil for his daily food ; but now this, spirit of speculation is a perversion of God's purpose, and should be looked upon as such. To day the speculator cannot count his money, he is so wealthy ; to-morrow he has not wherewith to purchase his bread. Nor is thii the case w ith a few only -, the community at large sutlers by it. Witness, for cximple, man borrowing capital from some corporation and engaging in speculation ; he watches tho rise and fall of the market with feverish anxie ty ; is not satisfied with slight or moderate giin, but waits to make his fortune ; the moment at last arrives when he thinks his wealth enor mous, but instead of counting his thousands, ha finds himself a ruined man. The corporation he has borrowed of suffers am! becomes bank rupt, and the many who contributed to raise the capital have lost their all. Tl.e portion of the fatherless and the widow is swallowed up, and their wailing cries resound, ay, and will re sound, in that last Great lhy, when the secrets of men's hearts are opened by the Great and Impartial Judge. Rich people by th a means, are reduced to beggary; and who are benefitted! for money once acquired in this way too o'en is lust in the same manner. These spasmodic fluctuations injure the country and pave the way for its ruin. Oh, what a change would come over society if mankind would only toil j honestly and regularly. Men may labor for wealth in this world, but when they die what ! w II their riches avail them ' they cannot car. J ry them beyond the grave they must leavo them behind for others to enjoy. Let every on:t here present resolve to commence the now year with determinations t't be governed by ho'ierl principles, and while laying up treasures upon earth, also lay up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nr rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through unrtteul. a cruel deuth ; we had now an inch of ground to fight on, and ifwc failed it would only bo death, and we might as well die one way as an other. That day passed away, and having en camped for the night, we lay as before. In the morning we came to the river, and saw their canoes : they had descended the river and run their canoes up little Tunkhannock creek, so called ; they crossed the river vid set their ca ncca adult. I micvu'J toy Ui,'i;e.'liens 'u iny fxiieide ol the river. To be ( mtiiiur d J Mll AN t OKUrMIHlNUKNl V AblllPOlO. I'll go eet cannon, Said Governor Shannon ; You may go and begone, .Said Heiior U.joo. Bust. Chra. Ilepe is like a rock in a hot e'imate the Jiadow id worth more than tho rubMunie. 'o one 'A ho is a Christian, nr professes himself one, should lake nn undue) advantage over bis neighbor. Tor instance, if I should be making a sale wilhaome person, and I knew more about the vvurthh-rsiiess nt the article than ho was a- j agree with him' lu had takeu the liberty to pre Nor It i ii. A Methodist preacher, expouiid ! ing on his own authority, in a country village. remarked that "commentator did not agree with bun" Next day he received a basket uf kidney patutue troiu one of the rustic disciples, who remarked that "since common laturt. diii'nt ware of, and if I did nt tell him nfit.and were to receive Ins money, I would be doing a disho nest act. But if it w a merely my ow n conjec ture or opinion that to-morrow the article would tall in value, it would not be dishonesty on my part, fur be would have his eyes as much open ed as my own, and aller all I might bo mista ken. It is where one Mian take thu advantage over the other that it beeninesduhniiesty. A not her prevalent kind of disboneiy, is where one person on the eve of bankruptcy borrows of uenther, when ho knows that in nincty-nui Mint linn with is.ine best kidney lutur.' A Poskii The Providence Gazette asks "If a man get loo lazy to draw- bis last breath can he die .'" Seeds are like faithful friends. We never discover their uiei it till thty are Lid urn! r ground. Prisons who are much exciU'd in the pu . suit of gold, may beaid to have iheyc bw five.