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15 rii'. ' a. s. 4 i v .- j " ft a EKHCOK) Editor. ;::LEWISBURG, UNION CO., PA., OCT. 9, 1850. 0. U. WORDEN, Printer. I S fl 'I- V JA TT--rr TTv . yT. TT. i W A -.-is- - S - in i,' 'j. 1 c.w . .. ? ... .1 ; .11-1 .;-.' : . . . . i ' - -.-' : .,;t ;.: . . .. i ..i . . . C VOiniDa . Vii., XV 0 ill Oof IM. 2. -i : ,r. -t i - ! . r...i The I wisbarr Chronicle iuJ very'.WetineUy.jno'auig fll Leniburg, lnion county. Pennsylvania. . ... , - TtBiis. f i.5U per yaar. for cash actually in advance; L,7a, paid uiihin three months i $2 if pjiil within the year ; $2,50 if not paid before the year expires ; single numbers, 5 cents. Sub-c.-iptioos (ut six m.inlh or less to be paid in advance. ,.ll)ikcuulinuaiicei , optional iih lie PuMUhir rxccpt when the year is paid op. . . Xdye rti q.u.U haudi'iiu-ly iiueileii a 50 cis per square one wek. Si for a month and $5 for New diggings are occasionally discover ed, but in all such rases hundreds stand ready to occupy them. now lead was discovered about six weeks ago on Ranch-, oree.crcck, 1 j miles from Amidorc.. ..They hae to dig froir. 12 to 25 feet . deep... and in some of the holes lhey , have done first rale, and in others they, have worked for weeks without getting a particle ol gol Two ua. 7; Mrc-niile adenimenta nt My partner and myself have a claim there, exceeding utac firuilh of a cclunih, quarterly, $14). Caual advertisement anil Job notz la be paid for when banded in or tliveied Ail cumruuuioalions by mail niUsI came post paid, accompanied by the address of the wrner, to receive attention. , Thn.se relating exclusively to the EJilorinl Drpaitnient. to lie directed to B.C. Hickok. Et-q , Editor ai d ail on busiueaa to be eililreswd to the t ulilisher. OlFice, Market Hi. between Second and Third. - . O. X.WOKDEN. Publisher. 1 Anotier Leaf from California. Kttrart frrmi a Idler written hy an Eust- rn man to a gentleman tn Lemuburg Amidorb CRFXK.Cdl., Aug. 4, '50. Dcai Friend 11.: After a journey of 1-000 miles across ihe wattr, oilf compa iiy have distlved,' and I have 'only"'one ltirUtef, oow, a younjj aitaa : from Bristol, Ct. W e -t?me here about the middle of May, and ebotit six weeks of the time since hare done very welli digging about a hundred ounces, but are" pow out of ajdace t.i make anything, and cannot tell where we shall make ihr next strike. There de plenty of chances to ipnke a quarter of an ounce per day but that wont pay. It is of no use for a man to cotie to the VuinCs j uuU'as be can nik at least one ball an ounce per day," for it is the hardest kind of work, and hut a, small proportion of the miners are getting dfcent pay. The fact i, if we had bfen nrre a year sooner we might have had a . pretty handsome litt'e pile by this, lime, for there lias bcea an in -mene quantity of gold taken out of "this creek, so much that there is but little left, in' tact the whole place has been dug up, ' nnd turned upside down. We were so fortunate, however, ns to find one little spot, which had not been dug, where we worked for six weeks, anJ averaged over $100 a piece per week, clear of all expense-;. Thi; most we ever dug was a little short of six ounces ; and the best week's work that we have done was 2-1 ounces ; making 30,00 per day, apiece. But 1 do not expect to gel another chance equal to that. I have been on the North and South Forks of the American river, the Cosumno and Dry Creek, but the diggings are no better than here. t A half ounce per day is considered good digging, and hundreds are glad to get half that. : I have also seen men from the Feather and Yuba rivers, nnd their accounts are even more discour aging ; multitudes have g me up there who are not able to make enough to pay their e xpenses, and multitudes more, (poor, de luded mortals, are constantly coming in uith high hopes o! making their fortunes in a few months, but it is my candid opin ion that -nine-tenths -ol them will havtess money w hen they return home than when tlicy Je.(t. In short, the mines are full, crowded, and runuing over with diggers ; where there is one chsnce to make any thing, there are five men to jump into it. and the one who "strikes a vein" is a, lu :ky man. Now and then a man makes his thousands in a short time, but such ca fes are very rare; you might as well buy lo-tery tickets with the expectation of ma king a fonuue as to come Out here to dig ivr.h that expectation.' Indeed it is a com pV'e lottery, and a thousaod blanks to one prize-) , , ,; iou tell me you. have a touch of the ijnl.l fever; eH, I advise you to cure yiurselfas soon n poMblei If my letter docs not break up the fever, just go to work for a month at ditching in the- stoni-e-t swamp you cart find, where th water ilt be about half way up to your knees, nnd every niht after a hard day' work come home and cook your supper over a hale fire on the ground, and I hen go to bed without any bed to g? io except a blan ket; then get tip before sunrise, get' your breakfast as best you can, and off to work "g iio. . Follow these ' directions in some bye place, away from all civirtedaocieiy (except perhaps a few workmen like your sef) with no parents or' friends to car for but have not commenced dijiains it vet. We shall wait a few days to see how the holes adjoining us turn out." It b ill take about a week's digging to find out wheth er there is any gold iliefe or not ; if we find it, we are lucky, If not, we must va mose and try a new place. I see by the papers Irom the States, that they te'I about as many large stories as ever and thereby ir.duce thousnnds io leave a profitable bu KindSs at home, to make their fortunes, as they suppose in California, but whpn they get here, they will sing a different song, and the words will Le'j ; '.'Oh ! carry : nie back, &c. Perhaps by this time you begin to think am told that potatoes were worth 1 per lb. last winter, but when I fust cams here they were down to 50 cts. It sorhetiiiics seems rather hmely here, and I lonj tor the time to arrivo when I shall again be immri my friends in m native laorj. The re is nohing here at present to render li'c hapjiy, excrnt the hope .f ucq iiiin; Sutneihing f'jr the future. It is nothing but di", dig, dig nil day, atulj many of our siauuehest men were in the plan i h it we could carry nothing without conceding to it. , . ., " Another t'mbarross'rribni which was never publicly ki:own,nnd which waseare fullv concealed bv th .-: who knMV it the arntj- and in New England. Mr. Paine expressed a great opinion of General Wa'd and a strong friendship for him. luving been his clinsmrtte at culiege, orj at 'least his contemporary ; but gave no opinion uiioti the question. The subject was post- .Massachusetts 'nnd 'other New Knglond : poncd to a future day. In the mean time, delegates er divided. Mr. ILmcock j pains were taken out of doors to obtain a and Mr. Gushing hung, back ; Mr. Tuinej unanimity, and the voices were generally did nt come firnard ; nnd even Samuel : so el -arly in favor of Washington, that the ook vour fond Ht nh'ht ; no sncie'v except ' Adams wa irresolu'e. Mr. IJ.ihcoi.-k liim- i dismtient members were persuaded to I little, at that moment, deemed of the im minent peril to which ! was exposing my lile, nor thought that a biond'-lhirsty man eater lion was crouching near, nnd only watching his opportunity to spr;n the kraal, and consign one of us to a most hor rible death. About three hours after the sun went down I called my men to come and take their coffee and supper, which was ready for them at my fire ; and after j knee, the shoe'sMtl orf his fiil ; the grass and hushes were all stained with bis blood, , and fragments of his pea-coa' In'jr arouri'rf. Poor llehdriof f knew the fragmen's of toa'l old coat, and had often marked iherrV - - ....... V. - ftf hengin in the deose covers here the el e.hant ha chargerj after my unfortunate after-fidef Ilendric was by far, the best man I had about, my wagons, of a most cheerful disposition, a first rate .waeon- a lew men ; no church to attend id the Sabb ith ; and, what is very important you will a!li)vvl no pretty girls w ith wi.'om to spend a pleasant S-jnday evening. Whili; speaking of the Indians, I meant to have told you a litt'e about their dress, &.. They live now principally by dig ging a little gold, and begging their provi- self bad ha'd an ambition to be appointed withdraw their opposition, and Mr. Wh-coinnnniler-iii-rliicl. Whether he llm'ti inton was nominatcd.I believe by Thomas an election a compliment due to him, and intended to have tliu honor of declining it, or whether he would have accepted, I knnv n:t. To the compliment he had some pretensions, for, nt that time, his exertions, sacrifices, and general merits in sions of the whites ; their dress varies ac- j 'he cause of his country, had been incnm cording to the amount of gold they have ;j parably gre-iter than those of Col. Wash- some wear a shirt nnd nothing e'se ; s-mit nothing but a jtcket ; some a straw hat an I pants; some dress pretty decent, nnd oihers do not dress nt all. It is their cus tom, whenever they buy any new article that I with myself back, but that is not ! of dress, to put it riht on over the old snouid be glfftJ to see v6n here if I thought W would So werjto comei if you come here vkt) 'the jareniinp' v( d'igginj old, ; you will be sorry,; jo may tdeierd; . opqn It is my opinion that after this year, S er 4 dollar, per jay: iB the mines tll be good wages, and before I will dig for thatj and undergo qml"lfardships i attendant on a hfe iD ,hi, country at the present lime, I will return home and work forlo per day where I .caa have tome njoymefit as I go along. the case ;-I wish I had been here one year sooner '; however, 1 think I am in time to make a little, but not a very heflVy pi'e. If I were at home now, with my present knowledge of the country. I would stay here; 'lor, let n man' start from home now. he will not gft here soon enough to make anything this year, and after this year I would not tve much for his chance nt mi-1 - " - j. . I ning. 1 woutd adise none ot my trtentis to come to this country, unless they come to' make it their h'n&e for lit ; if they wish to emigrate to a new country, I have no doubt thai California h about' as' good a place as any other; but the idea of making a fortune in a few months, is foolishness. 'We are so fortunate as to have a house to live in this summer, instead of camping out in the open air ; and a stylish one it is, too. It contains a front room, kitchen, and bed room, but lacks partitions bet wren them ; thestvleof it is very similar to some houses that I put up at while traveling in Pennsylvania. It was builr by some men who stayed here last winter and left in the spring. I think J shall understand housekeeping first-rale by the lime I get ready to'go home, for -I have to practise it in nil its branches, from cooking to rock ing the cradle. 7 The principal machine for washing gold, is the simple- cradle ; it seems to he preferable to any1, other; the hundreds of heavy machines brought from the Slates are not worth a cent. I have frequently beeo amused to think or the many ingenious contrivances for washing gId, got up by men who never saw a gold mine, and who know no morff about it than they di of m ountains in fhe ' moon ; a man cannot lorm any correct idea of the business except by actual experience.' A great many come out here with the expec tation of just walking about, and picking up their pockets full with little or no labor, but when they find that they have got to work hard tou, and . also pay California prices for provisions, &c, they , turn upon the heel and draw a line for home in dis gust. It is the most laborious work I ever followed, and none but those who are wil ling to work hard, can make anything. We have plenty of neighbors about here, in the shape of Indians ; they somewhat resemble the human specie?, but not much. They are the most low, degraded, contemp tible, thieving set of whelps . that I ever saw. - J have been the auffeier by them to the amount of thirteen ounces of gold, and my partner seven ounces. . We were at work about a mile and a half from home, and while we were gone they came into the house and broke open a box which con tained i(, and helped themselves to all they wanted. This was on Saturday, July 2? ; they also took several other articles, such as matches, threaoV'powfrry'' my bullet pouch and bullets, several tin boxes, &c. We have not been able to gef any (race' of them since i we can not tell which of thciii did if ; all the evidence I will ask is to see one of the losi articles in their possession, and then Jrthey don'f get what they can't buy at the store,! am very much mistaken. There Is 'no? miich fun in digging ' gold " to lose in this way J If 6 man once digs it, 1 "it ia -well earned1 i hut if they get ny more ofniilf 'fhv M ill liA nroffo omarl oti, no sisters to smi e upon youasiou I -it . ' , n. , . ' , , . , . ' ;, 0"jTWf I am happv io inform1 you that' I am Mum from yor daily toil, and i-fWJK.,.iLU.M . :, ... . -,... . , . (Rrow'ng'"mS ragged and saucy.' My health never -was 1jet!er rtiani:'af present. Ohis is a great" bTessinglndeedranrl I ;ha've uo . Know but you might as ,, m U .';uni,r..i rtji well come to CaTlrbrni. and ! km ure the "" ' . ' t lis o siuic tiuitc ur us wucrc we can ouv lever will Mrn anmrHer your arrival'''-1 P J v-:i." i i - ..i . i . J""' airnnh i a)rmSinnJ t l,e' follnvino- 'lnw nrt. ; U. " "-fm -w ww , ' 1 I W . ing tow prices T'lour Si 8 percwf".": pork',' and tickled sal mon, 35 Cls pet lb. ; salt beef and pnta- ivcs, cm cis ; niacherei anu oeans, no cis ; ham, 50 eis'-'f fresh beef,. 25 "cts. ; butter, 91 ,!S y clieesc,' j'l ,00 ; brown sugoiv y-' I a v ivn rgf a.vuw ' motasses $3,50' rier gafton" ;" vi'ii egar'2 plcliies $3,'56? and other things m pnipuruuu. n isauoui au muestoiaac tamentO cit, and the1 frefgbt.iko'n every thing from there costs 10 cents per lb. I ones. They wear ail their clothes at once ; sometimes we see them with 4 or 5 shirts on, or 3 pair of pants ; and if ihey have an overcoat, they will wear it, no matter how hot the weather is. But tht squaws O ! si millets ! don't talk about "hand some Indian girls," it is enough to make a man sea sick to l ok at them, a dirty, lousy, filthy set as ever I set eyes on, but thoy ail wear some kind of dress, and since tho store has been s'arted here, they have somewhat improved in this respect ; yet it is no uncommon thing io see them with no rlothing.e.xcept a smail blanket or piece of cloth tied round their waist. Before I left home I bad heard and read so much about handsome sq'iaws, that I did not know but I might f'til in love villi some of them, but that w ith me is now an obsolete idea.. Autumn Leaves. Sifter, "hear y nt tfir rnrtlinaf Of the tM-n h ave as lh-y fall t Tctw-li tliry ii'tt tliti: tlprfipiTiir, dying A Itf 5)n worth Ue IWd ti mil 1 Nnture prrat liinj. pvit tt-jarhtug, AmiD wurtii ttic hrttl of nil. Once thew li-arm were frcnh and verdant, WarinM hy 5iinI)inr into forth; Now rhillett hy tiippinic hla-t of autumn, Thi-y droj unt thir m-. titer parth. F'jr wiio rcaf-nn, hut a -- son ! Ihcy drup unto tlivir in -ihir 'arth. Pome linger still, but yellow, fndfl. ? more with jnvTi th h-iur!is rtdorn: No nhi-lt'T yiitld when' 'rt thty Jhakd; Rtft of thnr kiudn-it. htu; forlorn. I.lfcJfS-i ftet-mtu?, iiatlttW glcHluill, Kelt of their kiudrvd, lone, l"-rlorii- Fa thmirh tlioii'rt nnw arrayotl in entln, . And faris ar.' liUuin iu thy hair ; Annn ilinult n-.d a wnnnrr irnrrncnt Or.-y hairn instead of iurJe thu It wvarj (fI(t array in. pm-f Ix-trimmr : Un-y liain instead of pearls thuu'lt wear. Thon, Bijater h t ns mux and ponder tin thee leavit fi m nature's pape; And pn-are, wliiJts yet in etmu, i For a jiun and hn;ipy aire; I L'udeiairinj;. be preparing For a pure aud ha py ae. I would not damp hy mile t-T gladness, Or cart a shadow o'er thy ymth : Itut ever nhua tht path oV fully, iteare to Tirtue and to truth; flf-deuyinir. 1st it 1 1 rvlyi'ijf. Cleave to virtue aud to truth. Pot neither youth, nor health nor beauty, Can fn.m Tlmr'n t-rn diitt hf? mv. hut aH-mtntdrip. like hi;vfi of autumn. To the mid ynj r-iu-iit jrrave: Aye we're dropping. n-vrr stopijinp, To the oold and siltnt grave. Fnt(tn Pinlrrton. Autobiography of John Adams. Wo have been permitted, through the indulgence of the publishers of this impor tant work, to lay before our readers seve ral extracts from it of engrossing interest, b'tt none will be read with more pleasure ' than the following. It is taken from the Diary, and written in Mr. Adams' thirty ninth year. fX. Y. Evening Post. " Appolntnunt of duhmrl I lo.ti ax L ummaiukr-i.t'L'huf nt tut Colonial Army. " This measure ol imbecility, the second petition to tho King.enibarrassed every ex ertion of Congress it occasioned motions and debates without end, for appointing committees to dr1 Op a declaration oftbe causes, motives-, and objects of taking arms, with a view to obtain decisive decla rations against independence, &c. In the mean time the New England army invest ing Boston.the New England Legislatures, Congresses, , aud Conventions, and the whole body of the People, were left with out munitions of war, without arms, cloth ing, pay, or even countenance and encour agement. - Every post brought me letiers from my (rjends. Dr. Winihrop, Dr. Coo per, General James Warren, and some times from General Ward t.n his aids, and General Ueatii and many others, urg ing in pathetic terms the impossibility ol 'keeping their men together without the Assistance of Cpngress. I w as daily urg ing all these things ; but we were embar rassed with more than one .rliffieu','tyf not only W'lth: the party in fayi r of tlie pe tftion to the King, and the p!niy w ho were jealous of independence, but a third party, wh:ch' was a 'Southern party ' against a Norther'ni'and a jealousy agttnst a Nfw England army ' under the command of 'a New-!l Engfaud' rgenerai.' Whether this jealousy was' sincere,' or whether' it was mere pride a ad a haughty ambition of fur nishing a Southern general - to- command the Northern army, I can not say. But the intention was very visible to me, that Col. Washington was their object, and so mgton. Ujt the delicacy ol Ins health, and bis entire want of experirfce in actual service, thcigh nu excellent militja officer, were decisive r! jeetiuns to him in my mind. In canvas.-ing this subject, out of doors, I found, too, that even among the delegates of Virginia there were difficulties. The apostolical reasonings among them selves, which should be greatest, were no less energetic among the saints of the ancient dominion, than they were among us of New England. In several conversa tions, I found more than ono very cool about the appointment of Washington, and particularly Mr. Pendleton was very clear and full against. Full of anxieties con cerning thee confusions, and apprehend- ingdaily that we should hear very dis tressing news from Boston, I walked with Mr. Samuel Adams in the State House vard for a little exercise nnd fresh air, be fore the hour of Congress, and there rep resented to him tho va-rious dar.tysrs that surrounded us. He agreed to therh all, but said, ' What shall we do !' I ans wered hm, that he knew I had taken greut pains to get cur colleagues to agree upon some plan, that we might be iinani nous; bu! he knew that they -would pledge themselves to nothing ; but I was deter mined to take a step which should compel them and all the other members of Con gress to declare themselves for or against something. I am determined this morning to make a direct motion that Congress hould adopt the army before Boston, and appoint Colonel Washington commander of it." Mr. Adams seemed to think very seriously of it, hut said nothing. ,; " Accordingly, when Congress had as sembled, I rose in my place, and. in as short a sjieech as the i-uljrct would admit representing the state of the Colonies, the uncertainly in the minds of the people, their great ex e 1 1 ion and anxiety, ihe distresses of the army, the danger of its dissolution, the difficuiiy in collecting nn o her, and the probability that the British army would take advantage of our delays, march out of Boston, an J spread desolation as far as they could go. I concluded with a motion, in form, that Congress would adopt the army at Cambridge, and ap point a General ; that though this was not the proper time to nominate a General, yet as I had reason to believe that this was a point of the greatest difficulty, I had j no hesitation to declare that I had but one gentleman in my mind for that important command, and that wis a gentleman from Virginia, who was among us, and very well known to all of us, a gentleman w hose ki!l and experience 0s an officer, whose independent foitun ', great talents, and ex cellent universal character, would coin trmnd the approbation of all America, and unite the cordial exertions of ail tho Colo nies bctier than any other person in the Union. "Mr. Washington, who happened lo' sit near the door, ns s.ion asho' heard me al lude to him, from his u.-ual modesty, dar ted into thejibrnry roout... Mr. Hancock, who was our President, which gave me an opportunity to observe his cnufKeiinece while I was speaking oh the state of the Colonies, the army at Cambridge,- and the enemy heard me with visible pleasure ; but w hen I came to describe Washington for the commander, I never remarked a more sudden and striking change of coun tenance. Mortification and resentment were expressed as forcibly as his face could exhibit them. Mr. Simuel Adam9second ed the motion, nnd that' did not soften ths President 's-'phy'slngomy tit a'l.f The sub ject came tinder dehntc, and several of the gentlemen declared themselves Pgainst the appointment of Mr." Washington, not on account of any personal objection' against him, hut because the army was all from New England, had a General of their own. appeared to be saftsfied with him, and had proved themseles able to imprison the British army' in Boston, ''which was all they expected or desired at that time. Mr. Pendleton of Virginia. Mr. Sherman of Connecticut," wa very explicit in declaring their opinion ;' MK Gushing ar.d several others more faintly expressed (beir opposi tion and their fears- of discontent in the Johnson of Maryland, uuanihioii-ly elt-cl ed, and the army adopted. " The next question was, who should be the second officer. General Lee was noni supper three of them returned before their driver, fearlecfl in the field, ever active, comrade to their own fireside, and lay down; these were John Stofulus, Ilendric, and Ruytcr. In a few minutes an ox came out by the gate of the kraal and walked round the back of it. Ilendric got up and drove him in again, and then went back to ma'ed and was strenuously urged by i his fireside and lay down. Ilendric and many, particularly Mr. M fil n, who said Kuyter lay on one side of the fire under ib it General Lee would serve chctf."Jl!y ! one blanket, and John Stofulus lay cn the under Washin-ton, but considering his other. At this moment I was sitting taking people to devote the day to fortifying the willing, and obliging ; his loss to us ail wa3 very serious. 1 felt cen'ounded and utterly sick in my heart ;: I cu-jfd not re main at the wagons, so I resolved to go. after elephants to divert my mind. I had that morning heard them breaking tho trees on the opposite side of the river. " I accordingly told the natives of the vU!"&4 . of my intentions, and having ordered my tack was repeated. We heard John acd Ruyter shriek The lion ! the lion !" still, rank, character, and experience, could not some barley-broth; our fire was very be expected to sC-rve under ahy ctbcrJ small, and the n?ght was tcSdark and That Lie must be uvt sicun.lusaul nvl'ms. I windy. Owing to our proximity to the na Tothis I as strenuously Mjicted, that it 'live village the wood was very Scarce, the would be a great deal to exjiect of Genera! ! Bakalahuri having ' burned h all in their Ward that he should serve under any man, I tir"- , , . . Suddenly the appullinc and murderous but that under a stranger he ought not to ' " B ,,,,,, voice of an angrv, blooii-thirstv lion burst serve. That though I had h'gh opinion " . ; , . - upon my ear wuhin a lew yards ol us, lot- of General Lee's learning, general inS.N W(J fay sfjf of Hotlpmols, m .tion, and especially of his science and A experience in war, 1 couiu not aovise urn era! Ward to huTiliate himself nnd his r J. r !... ! J count rv so lur as 10 serve uuuet loin, v..,,-, r . , . . for a lew moments, we thought he was but eral Ward was elected the SPcond, and Ix-e 1 , , .. , . i t i i- I i imams' uuc ui 111c uuu, tuuiiu tin. Kiuqi , the third J Gates and Mifflin, I bMicve had some appointments, and General 1, of us hkka wih feaf Washington took with him Mr. heed ofij Philadelphia, a lawyer of aome eminence, j 8nJ shrieked outi ..Tlw ,ion , lhe for his private secretary, and the gentle-;,, e he dr ed men all set off for the camp. I hev had!,. r .: - , ., , . . V til'-i j 1 ",m aay om the fire beside me. I struck not proceeded twenty miles from I hilac-'l- .. . . . . . , , .. 1 . , , i bun with the burning brands upon his phia before they met a courier with e heajt bul he woud not e, hjs hoJ. news of ihe battle ol Bunker's 1,11, the , , OJ Ile(jdri(J death ol General tt.rrc-o. the slaughter,, Let us IaUe lhe fire a The amonc the British cjfiicers and rnerj; as wed - . . . . . . . o . ' , rest of mv people rushed about shrieking as amon" ours, and lhe burning of Ohar.es- , .r , , , j o o and yelling as if they were mad. I was at town. - l . i . . - . i 1 1 , unci: angry xiiiiiiiein lor uieir louj', ana told them that il they did r.'ot sni'j stilt Thi will scarcely surprise lhoe"who knot? kraal, started wit ft P;et and Eujlerus my. ; after-riders. It was a very cuol day. We . crossed the river, and at once took up the fresh spoor of a troop of bull elephants. These bulls unfortunately joined a troop of ' cows, and when we came on them the dogs -Bttrfc!ted the cows, and Ihe bulls w ere off in a moment; before we could even see them. One remarkably tine' old cow' charged I lie ies. I hunted thi cow, and finished her with two shots fn in the sad- . '. die. Beino anxious to return tt my people ' before night, 1 did not attempt 'to follow; : the troop. Aly followers w're not a litt'e ; gratified to sre me returning, for terror had taken hold of their minds, and" they expocK-dibatjhe lien would; return, and,.i emboldened by the preceding nigl r, w.u!d . w prove still more daring ih his attack. The bon would most certainly have returned,"' but fate had otherwise ordained. My "(T ' health had been better in the last three' days; my fever Was -leaving me, but I was, ofcour?, stil very weak. It woi!d.( ' still be two hours belore the sun would Jet, and, feeling refreshed by a littln rest, and r able for further work, I ordered the steeds to be saddled, and went in scar"); ol the lion. 1 took John and Carey as afte'i-riders, j armed, and a party of the natives foHoaeJ up the spoor and led the dogs. The lion -had dragged the remains of poor Ilendric . along a native foot path that led up the . mat tr. neoe prs : un ' lanfj keep quiet the lion would have another ncsa fur ollicial iliaUnclion. But toe wnter nev- 1 1 er was anions thce deposed on thia account to of us ; and that very likely there was a depieciate the merit of thia gentleman's services ' tr0op of them. 1 ordered the dogs, which in ihe Revolution. - , ,, r . . , . t The emolion was smo.hered enough Dy the , ttere ,,far,y a, fast 10 bc made second day to enable him in writing to Mr. Oct- the fire to be increased as fir as could be. ry in Masssc-huwlts, to call Wahington a fine j ( pn ,nou(rd Uei,drics naaie, but all was ' fiver path. We found fracmer.!" of hi r. 11. ,t il.c.A in li Iil llo ihttil.t thai rw llll ' i " . - . erllancoix nor Ward waaever alier-aid cerdi- 1 told my men that Ilendric was cpat along the spoor, ahJ at last 1. 19 al towards dim. Sir. Adams' letters of the ome dead, and that a regiment of soldiers could I mangled ooat itself. About six hundred date will be found elsewhere. I Au. una Lite of - , .. , . , , r , . .- Gerry i 82 . not save him, and, hunting my dogs for- j yards from our camp a dry nvn course tMr.Adamswaa one ofthe committee of (hree I ward, I had everythins broU"ht within the Joined the Limpopo. 'At this spot was (Mr. Henry and Mr. Lynch) appointed to wait ;cae kraa when we j i,,, , 1Jf fire and lmuch .sh;,de, cover, and hears of dry aar.n f !, rionil Ira 1i infiiim turn af hie n immnL i r I J aient. and rqucrfhis answer, whether he would j c!"SC(1 the entrance as well as we rould. accept the command. They reported immediate-j My terrifipd people sat round the fire ly hi woriiirof cce,tance.k-Jounial of ton-, - . - . - . . ... i,.. P. "w ' u.vnv, gresj, June 19:h. 1775.1 Early Rising JjJ you tut knnw, when hat 1 ted in dew. How hweet the little violet grew, Amidt tli' thoniy brake; niW fnnrrant fl''vr the nmr.i-nt air, 0'r lutlh ail' primrose so fair, Your pillow you'd fr.-ake. TahT tlian the autumnal leaf. Or the w au hue of pining ffrn'f. The rht't'k of -!th fhall jtntw ; Nor ean rosiiK'tir. wa.ih. or ball. Natun- K 4wn f;iv.rit tints recall, If onue you lctthcni go. From Cummin lTunting Adventures in South Afrieau A HAN-EATING LION. FEASFIL TRAGEDT- On the 29;h we arrived at the small vil lage of Bttkalahan. The natives told me that elephants were abundant on the opposite side of the river. I accordingly resolved to hall here and hunl.and drew my wagons up on the river's bank, within thir ty yards from the water, and about one hundred jards from the native village. Having outspanned, we at once set about making for the cattle a kraal ol the worst description of thorn-trees. Of this I had now become very particular, since my se vere loss by lions in this month ; and my cattle were, at night, secured by n strong kraal, which inclosed my two wagon", the horses being made fust to a trek-tow stretched bit ween the hind wheels ofthe wagons. I had yet, however,-a fearful les son lo learn as !o the character of the lion of w liich I hud at one time entertained so Utile fear ; and on this night a horrible tragedy was to be acted in my little lonely camp of so very awful aftd appaling a na ture as to mdkft the blood . curdle ' in our veins, t I worked till near sundown at one side of the kraal with Ilendric.my first wagon-driver! cutting down the trees with my axe, nnd he dragging th-:m lo the kraal. When the kraal tor the cattle was finished, I turnrd my nttcntiofi' to making a pot ofbarley-bro'.h, and lighted a fire be tween the wagons and the water, close 'on the rivet's bank, onder a dense grove of shady trees, making no sort of kraal around otir sitting place for the evening. ' The Hottentots, without any reason, made their fire about fifty yards' from mine; they, according to Iheir usual custom, be ing satisfied with the shelter of a large dense hush. The evenng passed away cheerfully. Soon after it was daik we heard elephants breaking the trees in the forest across the river, and once or twice I strode away into darkness some distance from the fireside to stand and listen to them. st. II fancying that every moment the lion ' wool J reurn and spring again into the midst of us. When the dogs were first let go. th": stupid brutes, as dogs often prove when most required, instead of going at the lion, rushed fiercely on one another, and fought desperately fe'f some minutes. Alter this they got his wind, anJ, going at him, disclosed to us his riositiun ; they kept up a continued barking until the day dawned, the lion occasionally springing alter them and driving them in upon the kraal. The horrible monster lay all night within forty yard of us, consuming the wretched man w hom he had chosen for his prey. He had dragged him into a lit tle hollow at the back of the thick brush beside which the fire was kindled, and there reeds and trees deposi'ed by the L'mp'Kpo in some great flood. The lion had left the ' foot-paih and entered this secluded spot. I at ence fWt convineJ that we were bfon him, and ordered the natives to make loose the dogs. These walked suspiciously lo. ward ori the spoor, andi next minute began to spring about, barking angrily, wth all their hair bristling upon their backs ; u crash upoo the dry reeds immediately lol lowed it was the lion bounding i. ?': Several of the dogs were extremely afraid of him, and kept rushing cen'inuaMy backward and springing a!oft to 'obtain a view. I now pres-ted loi ward and irrged them on ; old Argyll and Bies took up his spoor in gallant style, and led oar the other - dogs. Then commenced a short but lively and glorious chase, whose conclusion was the only small satisfaction that I couU ob tain to answer fur the horrors of u.e pre- he remained till the day dawned, careless ceeding eventng. The lion he'd up the of our proximity. river's bank lor a short distance, and took It appeared that when the unfortunate away through some wait-a-bit thorn tbvef, Hendric rose to drive in the ox, the lion t,he besl he could find, but never: heless had watched him to his fireside, and he "pen- .Here, in two minutes, Ihe dog had scarcely laid down when the biuie ere UP '' him, and he turned and stood ung upon him and Ruytcr (for both lay under one blanket,) wiih his appalling, murderous roar, snd roaring as he lay, grappled him with his' fearful claws, and kept biting him on the breast and shoulder, all the while feeling for his neck ; having got hold of which, rfe Hi once dragged him away backward round the bush into the dene shade. ' :, : As the lion lay upon the unfortunate man, he faintly cried. "Help me, help me! Oh God ! men, Lelp me I" Alter which the fearlul beast got a hold of his neck, and then ail was still, except that his com rades heard the bones of his neck cracking between th& leeih of lhe lino. .John Slofo lus had lain with his back to the fire on the opposite side, and on Rearing the lion he sprang up, and, slezir.g a Urge fl lining brand, had belabored him na the head with the burning wood ; but . Ihe hrnte. d d not take any notice ot htm. lhe Bushman had a narrow escape ; he was not altogether scatheles. th frorr having inflicted two gashes in hiS seal with his claws. ... The next mornings jfist as the day be gan to dawn, we beard the tiofr dragging at bay. As I approached, he stood, his horrid head riht to me, with open jaws, growling fiercely, his tail waving from side to side. On beholding him my blob boiled w ith," rage. 1 wished thai I rould take hi:n alrtsi and torture him, and, setting my t'eth, I. dashed my Heed forward within "thirty yards ol mm and shouted, " lour time is up, Old leilow." I halted my ho.V,- and, phtcing my rifle to my shoulder, wait. il for . a broadside. This lhe next momt-i t hu exposed, when I sent a bullet through his shoulder and dropped him on the spot." He ,' rose, however, again, when I finished him' .with a second in the breast. The Bakala- hari now come up in wonder and oVtight. ' I ordered John to cut off his head an J fore paws and bring them to the wagony and, inouutiug my hrrsef galoped home, ha vin -been absent about fiCecn. minutes. Whrii the Bukaluhari women heard that the man- ',. eater was dead", they all commenced danc: itig about with joy, calling me Ifttir father. " CrttftcH DksBck atioji. Sonne apolo gies for human beings broke into Shing'eV " Methodist Church, in Chester county. ' '; last wetfc.and wantonly destroyed prnrty'"- t n , . . . . something up lhe river side, under cover luen uncaueo ,or. rascat.ty deserves the . . . . ... : . . ; 1 punishment ol the law. ar.d we hore the r .U- L-k . IVi J. Ik. (ll nnl'nfll .v. t v .ij .i j. - t. I . J . ine Kraal, ooo inrii priruiufj iu ifjf..... the scene of the night's tfwfiil Iragedy. In the hollow, where tTie 'lion htfrf lain cdn suming his prey, we found oiie leg of the unfortunate Ilendric, bitten off below the uilty of such actscnn'i be manv d.-i-iee.- in the scale of humanity above the monkey , irihe. Potrstown Ledger.- ' 11 'Monkey tribe," sir ? "vVhtrr hCcjiaaj would be ashamed of then.'