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vl Xj li WJAJ ill -iiMlXlA i I .-1 , i i-r , J CANTON, MISSISSIPPI,. FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1837. - - , VOL. 2.-NO H. , ' ! H.K0LUNS fcT.C. TUPPEli, CAXTOX, MISSISSIlTIy. FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 18 ffCl- 1 f -ri-n. ine xxmuuu ill1"" f b able critique upon Miss -Society ia , America," String. among other pointed U, forsooth, is a very 'ur and seems to havebeen Stent on communicating to A reader? Jier. own iraprac 'Cnes fcf what she esteems Srtta o her species and the d- i of her sex.. to favoring ' C jljly and accurate idea tv' H cwjntry of their Amer VThe Parade of in this book is ih--e oTthe qiost preposterous and eihibitions that we. have . "..' "laruiflif 'Baalbecand of L fe!ney was not so magistr A,niatical ' this lady in the York and of New Or t &e doubts nothing, she de pon everything. - She explains '.Whins occurred, and . an- jjbow everything must happen. 'njlearning, and, as we suspect, W limited readingwith no 'ujee of human) nature derived bom books or men, armed only it abused axionjs,of an arbitrary W verbiage which 'she styles Up. and which appears to. bo a 'mixture of Benthamism, politi- Wry, and sansculotte morality. Ws over the vast regions of Jailed States in half the time that tyipent in Damascus and Alep ilirainrr.' resolvinnv defining, di- (, subdividing, nn1 Snapping out adrals" ol Americo, to aaopi ;n favorite jargon, not as they Ho her or to any othr chance y, but as they ought toTigure jiuir to the principles which she y before her visit, and the crude came tortS ou ioot, eVt:h accompanied Tpelled them lo yield. " At length, at iviMii u iji i j is neupie, ana each ten OYJockitwo hundred cama to the burning with the same soirit and i?J termination against "the. oilier; The Spanish troops were to the right of the governor ; the infantry draw n up near to the forest,, and the 'cavalry! advanced into the plain. ;" It, was between nine and ten of "the rnprnjng, when De Soto and Vitacl'uico arnyea, ai the sppf, w.hich the latter had fixed upon, for the seizure of the governpr. Before the cacique, how Wth could make, signal, a, Spanish , trumpet cave a warning , blas In an instant, Uie, twelve, Spaniards rushed upon the ca-' clique, ; $is attendant Indians threw themselves before, him? and endeavor e.d to repel the' assailants, out m vain lie. wai bor,ne off captive. ' , the same tirie, De Soto leaped upon, ha fovoj-ite. steed Aceytuno. and spurred him, uppn, the, thicst of the enemy, with that headlong valor which always distinguished' him it battle. The Indians had already seized their weapons. . Tbcir' first , ranks were thrown'into confusion by the impetu ous charge of De 8oto, but as he P.res?e4 for w ird, a shaver of arrows came . whistling , about him. They were principally, aimed at his horse, the Indians always seeking rnost to kill those animals, "knowing their, im portance in battle. "Pour of ihe ar rows wounded tli generous' animal in the knees, four pierced iu;n in1 the breast, and ho1; fell lo the earth, dead, as if shot by. a piece of artillery. , In the meantime, the Spanish troops at the , trumpet signal, had assailed the Indian squadrons, and now came press ing up at this critical moment, to the! am ;oi meir general, Uoe oi hi: pages, named V iota, a youth of nobl birth, sprang from his horse and aide l,S Wl 9 ftmht him. aided The gover :m of which probably amused fior,once more on horseback, put hirn- mil "' .olr L. I j I f voyage,. ' there is some 3Bnite s ludicrous in the vnnitv Spiioo wjth w ich this lady iifie circle oj- American morals Jcowrs the longitude of the im t iviJitation of a" new wgrid ! consequence' of this dogmatical n'n merely this that throqgh XMartineau's thr,efl cunruV pkt facts jjnd tir jnferenqfjg t contradict 'each other. h .not surprising, for she v iucis ca ner arrival, and she t te.r inferences with her readv We do not doubt the accura her facts; for the v alwavs tell f herconclusion ; we doubt not, Kshemay be depended upon. li VANTS. W want the. .pomforti, and iem tne nepessanes of life. I m,JL. . 1 - . .. ' m general want tho feelings of humanity. . mtr wants a rich cl-ent. mncian wantspatients tQ w pills and to cay bfThis bills. Wiama wants plenty of W good spirits to dq h. and w j v r.su via uuur mchant wa.nts cast custom' JiiCXtetKiinn nf v, bicuili .: anu editor xi-ftn avm-w . , . v " iJ What 13 rirrhf on1 olirn """"l-ica mat some voung -anthusbands. Wft 'think Hbe a mistake; if it is, we (-'17 io correct it. . . conclusion.- We believe' it will be (J V HI, that every doaCnption tr lion r' with p, lifeand that many, very lt sufficient skill to float paiong the. current" of pro? ,W DIANBATTLE. : I PROFESOR IRVIN0. ' l ' L m VII ntrp. vvno fi lnrnanlain L .?ne 8it'e a lofty and dense the other, two lakes : the Sf i L m circumference, "t so deep that three (.wtlrom the lAilf5nWm 7 Nd. The coU whicE greater- distanceTrom Ae more than hall a league in self at the head of his cavahy, and spurred among the Indians. The lat ter had nolances todefend themselves ; and being assailed by three hundred horse, broke and fled in every direc- uuu. a great number of those who were b the rear took refuge, anjoug the entancled thickets ot the forest: ??r ft!f themselves into tharge las aqd scaped, white others scat ter tnemseives over the plain, where more than three hundred were killed, and a few taken. " : The worse fate attended the van guard, composed of the bravest war riors, who are always doomed to fare the worst in battle. s After receiving the. fjrgt jmpeuous pi alrv. the v fled : tut ' re$ch tke forest or the larce lake, more than nine hundred threw; jhgmjelves into the smaller one. Here they were surrounded by the Spaniards, wno endeavored bv threats and pro miseg, and occasional shots from their cross bows and arquebuses, to induce them to surrender. The Indians re plied only fcy flights of arrowy As the lake was too deerj lo cive theni fQting, three or four w,9uld cling to gether anj lupport eac; other Jy. swimming, wh,ilp ; m wqulo mount upon their backs, ar4 ply h'jbows W4 rf9i' ' I? h's way, an inces sant pinoishityg was kept up all day longfinumoers ot the Iqdians were slain; all their army was exhausted, yet no one gave signs of surrendering. When night came on, the Spaniards posted thcmselyjef found the lake, the horse "by two ind two, the foot io par tie of pear to- caoh-'pthcrj , lest the Indians should escapo in the dark. Some of the latter endeavored to save themsclvby covering their heads with tip leaves of the water lilies, and swimming noiselessly to the shore; but the vvatchful troopers perceiving the turmoil and bubbling in the water, would spur their hqses to the bank, and drive the Indians r again into the channel, in hqpeg of again tiring thern out, and thus forcing them to capitu laie; for while the Spaniards threat- ened them witn eeam u iney aw not shore at the. sania time, and surrender ed themselves,after having been swim ming four and twenty hours. They were in a wretched condition swol len with the water they had swallow ed, and overcome with fatigue hun ger, anil the want of sleep." There still remained seven; Indians in the lake men of such-. unconquerable spirit, that neither the prayers of th interpreters, the promises of the gov ernor, nor the example of their com rades, who had surrendered, had anv effect upon them. They treated all promises, with scorn, and defiied both menaces and de.ath. In this way they remained until thHe. ioVthe. afteraoon, and would have remained there until they, died. J :,-.-,:;. ;,. ;. "O. . ' .The governor, however, was; struck with admiration of their courage arid magnanimity, and thought it would bo inhuman to allow, such brave men to perish. He ordered twelve Spaniards, therefore, expert swimmers, to go into the Jake. -with their' swords ut their mouths, and draw these warriors forth. The Indians were too much exh usted to resist. The Spaniards seized uiem uy tne legs, me arms, ana hair, drew them to land, and threw them up m the bank, where they lay extended upon the ground, more dead than alive : having according to the Spanish narrator, been for thirty hours in the Water, apparently with out putting foot to th'o ground, or re ceiving any other relict: an exploit, adds the Inca historian, almost incre dible, and which I would not dare to write, i( it were not tor the authority cf so many cavalier's and noblis, who, in the Indies and in Spain, assured me of the truth of it, besides the author ity of him who related his history to me, and who, in all things, is worthy or belief. The heroic obstinacy of the seven Indians extorted the admlratjon of the Spaniards. Moved to compa;ssljon. by their present deplorable state they bore them to the encampment, and used such assiduous means, that they were 'restored to Knimalicu in the course of the night. The next morn ing the governor summoned them be fore him, and, pretending to be angry, demanded the reason of their despe rate resistance, and why they had not surrendered themselves as their com pauions had done. Four of them, who were in the prime of manhood, replied that they were leaeers or coptains, chosen as sucn ify iqetr cacique, irpm niscoan denqe m jhejr cqurage ard constancy , Tneir actions were to justify his choice They Were bound to set aq example to their children, to their brother war riors, and above all, to such as should henceforth be appointed as leaoW3 They felt as if being alive, they, had failed in iulhllmg their duty and vin dicating their honor ; and wfrjle they acknowledged the. kindness" of the gqyetnor, regretted only that oe naa not left them to perish in, the lake. "If you want to add to your favors," said they, "take our lives. After sur viving the defeat and capture qf our chieftain, wc are not worthy to ap- pear oeiore mm, or io iiye ir , vi world.". , .. . .'..v;. The governor listened with admjra' tion . to the heroic words, of these savage warriors, and when they had finished, 'ho turned 'to their three com panions, who . had remained silent. fheso were young men not more than eighteen years of ajre, sons, and heirs to caciques of the adjacent provinces The governor demanded of them their reason lor persisting so uesperateiy distance, it was scarcely possible to ashore to take exercise. persuade oneself, that the;. works of art were not mingled with these fan tastic freaks of nature. -They had received the name' of Scott's bluffs, frpm a melarcholy circumstance. VA number of years since a party were descending the upper part of th'o river in canoes, wheu their frail barks were overturned, and all their powder spoiled. .-Their' rifles- beins rendered! cms me away ' ' Theunforta. thus useless,' fpey were unable to pr6-1 nate fatfier ran toward his daughter,' cure food by Hunting hhd to depend! but 'scarcely had he appeared on the upon roots and wild fruits' for subsist-! summit ere ho fill, pierced with J he officer, jury and corruiuic n. rCtaimmV"wiu his lady and their two chii lien were nesses were Georgo N. Saunders of the number. They adranod lei-, Widiam Ycss, nn'd YessV wile! surety along t!:c shady and si. ent can Uanton s catfi m the warrant was' rcn, a ; contradicted by his witness, Saunders. i ; then - wanted Olanton cxaminod be lora the justice, but he r .'fused . I then had a suhptrnn served on him, 0, compel .l.:n to yive' testimonv: r.secing that Canton was at"(.tmma from w hich he could not IiSk il. . . ' ? IU3 of tlie bavou. Oiva of t!:e child young girl aged about twelve years, wandered from her parer ' and tlunb ed Uie hiirwluch you p . .. e on your richt, and suddenly screamed' , The Indians - They are drajr-1 . . . ence. After suffersng extremely ifotn hunger, . they arrived at Larimie's rith ar rowy. ; r Jy ! cried ' hOt to his wiltJ? fly i but the affectionate mother, ten dered 'riiotioncss from fear and grief, could only press her young son to her heart, and faintly murmur, Save my ildren I These feelle sound' died brated, arid fork, a-small tributary of the nortl branch of the Nebraska, about sixty miles above the cliffs just mentioned. nere onot the party, by the name o i mil Scottj was taken ill,, and his compan-away but the air; had Vibrat ions' came to a halt, 'until he should the Indian's practised ear had " wn nemui una sirengm sumcicni toprocedd, While they.Avero search ingjroun'd ' in quest, ol edible roots, rhey discovered a fresh trail of. white men, who evidently but recently pre.' coued them. - What was to he donot By a forced march they might over take this party, and thus be able to reach the "settlements in1 safetv. Should, they linger1, 'they might all perish of' famine and exhaustion. I'ti iui v m ine concrfirnlmiv r. fused to compel him to givb evidence. usuue uy uie caught them. The murderous crew, fortu nately .perhaps, ended , the ' sorrows and the life of tho mother and her boy. . immediately after, the . Indians ap peared at the cntranco of the bayou their number, their terrible aspect, their shouts and war-hoop, intimidated the crew of the ; boat, which put off Iro n shore after bring a lew inetlec lual , shots. There, , in sight of the boat, the ferocious savanes stripped the bark from a vounsr elm. and din- 111111 orwaru, nna arcaaea t mt sue i a runs ineir nanus m t no reekim? breasts cloT would nrevent their onminrf niJ of their'5vir,fimSi lirsme.'iref! it with th tho advance party. .; They deter- blood, and the river, to warn tho French who Scott, however, was" incapable of moving; they were too feeble io. aid, in their defence, as they were not leaders, nor bound, by the same obli gations as their companions. . They replied with a proud and lofty air,. mat tney naa been incneu to nos tility, not through any desire lor gain, or through any ,; implacable spirit against the Spaniards, but merely a inirsi io( giu. v. xiiai uiiiiuuu nicy yield, they offered them peace and; were not chiefs, yet, as tlie sons of inenjasnip u wey ?yjffH puwui. , caciques, anu acsuneu on uay to oe Sa ftKstinftta we thev. however, caciaues themselves, they.felt bound thai nudiilrat arrived before one of more than others to signajize them- tu?nf fw wrtjmHted, athough they! selves by Lravery in action, and by a cVtjL r as Jne eye coulcjlj had passed fcurteenh9urs jn thevvater. 1C U IC1 vj'W" four Indian in- !..- Ml "-i :-sid iaKca ou mich i leiiucicoieiian io nave enecu , ine CTanaitie forest on the left.1 most weary -vould surrender them- yndarowswere concealed pelves, one aDtfw0 at a time; out mousana cnosen, ine resiuutr, sc?mz mai inese were .;Kcoratedwith lofty plumes, kindfy 'treated, anlbeing admonished l - .. -SOd thtirnnrinUUKi!Vi . Utr Um DAW - Dti. ik.muiliiu ..n numucrs, ! ttill slowly ntly. , Sctfoivwhen tirar ould return tohe middl of the'.lakeVuntil ih love.te com- ,Q 0fder that they might' so flowly, that by 4awn 0f day. unared. Their force! not more thaa.fifty haft.; surrendered. . l.u .1 " 'Ml . T . .1 . m PJa out with Bomewhatj.in greater hur .5.!", .hey made n most l and reluctantl - '-l'" the bank, woul ,; ud Hernando de Sato contemnt for suflerinsr and death. "These,' offspring of the sun!' sajd iney, r are ine reasons jor our onsti nate hostility: if they are sufficient in your eyes, pardon us; if , noti we are at your mercy. Strike us dead, for nothing is prohibited to the con queror.". .',' ' ' A TRAOKOT l THE WltDERNESS. Oil the 21st, Bonneville and his party en camped amidst high and beetling cliffs of indurated clay and sandstone, bear ing the semblance of towers, castleg, churches, and fortified cities. At a wiih mo auvance party. ; liiey niined, therefore, to abandon him to his fate. Accordincly.under pretence ofseeking food, and such simples as might hi efficacious in his malady, they deserted him, and hastened for ward upon Uie trail. They succeeded in overtaking the party of which they were in quest, out concealed their faithless desertion of Scott, alleging that he had died of disease. (Jn ti e ensuingsummer, these very individuals visiting those parts in company with others, came suddenly upon the bleach ed bones and grinning skull of a hu man, skeleton, which, by certain signs, they ' r.ecognjs.ed for the remains of Scott.- jhis was sixty long mile?! from'thQ place where they had aban-' donedhinl : and it anneared that the wretched man had crawled that im mense distanqq before death put an end to his miseries. The wild and pictnresque bluffs in' the neighborhood qf his lonely grave have ever' since lorpe his jiamc. ' rq shh gton Irving. BATON ROUGE. c AS ANCIENT LEGK.HD OS LOUISIANA. Oh long terns! Mcche Dartaguettc h pas encor Capitaiae.- and the Canadian boat men with measured step propelled the boat with their slepder pole,'keeping time to he sad d inlalancholy strain. The harmonious songs prolonged and repeated by th echoes of both scores, ha(J spmethfpfc wild and soj6mn, in hannqny with the impression pro duced by the sight of the immense river that flows solitary and majestic arriidst.'a worl( qf forests.1 - : ' f We glided w'ith rapidity along the foot' of several hills that approached and receded from the left shore of the JMi'ssissippi, as if a wayward being had capriciously presided' at heir creation. Suddenly the Patron,' with an omi nous voice, cried out, bilence ! we are approaching uaton lioutre j And as it a terrible, imminent danger 'had suddenly burst upon their sight, the i ' ' u ' i:,.ui.. .. 'n j UUUIIIICII, 111 Bllb'ilOI.', IIIUIV VVU1MMI along tho edge of the boat, and with redoubled eflorts endeavored to m crease our, tpced, while with precau tion they raided their poles perpen dicularly, so as to make 'no noise. Tho Fati on took the helm in hand and dii eQtcd our course from shore. Soon wc pierced tho entrance of a -bayou that loses itself between two hills, overshadowed with branching oaks, lofty" elms, and tho Tupula" with its rounded loaves. " , At the entrance of the bayou ap peared a small mound of gray sand plahtedjt on tho bank of who to be might nppipach tho fatal spot, gone, or death awaited therm"'. ' FOR TUB CANTON HERALP. . TO H Y FRi EN DS. ' In consequence of the continued efforts of my enemies, the proselytes and friends of John A. Murrel and Matthew Clan ton, to misrepresent my character, and by dark and base insinuations to load rro with suspicion, I have determined to publish1 quar. terly, in pamphlet form, my 4e(ence mr'ilnst their assaults i toffotlur with . ' l V"" Mvitnu m j outrage bf an old villain. where my character wns involved. l proven ail o . Ulanton's witnesses to be base; cliaracters, and he proved hitmeltto U perjured Im'i hillins' tnnt iu von t iIt- s.. .' . . , i ':ucierniination io uma me to court, thinkiDg that it would affect my character ufioad and Hut friends ofATurrelisiu here made, alt they could of tho rldva'ntace it has given them. , 15ut L will make them and their friends skulk hito ob- ivion before they pass through my hands, with all their perjury and cor ruption, liy whom was I arrested ' MAttHkw Clanton ! ! ! the damnable vil ain who has trucked my life and character with toil after toil tho u ire-uorker and logo of 3furrclism 1 I have sued seventeen of tho leading characters who signed Clariton' slaiv dcrous pamphlet against me, in Yalo busha; and I -have also sued (Icor, N. Saunders for the property he bin treacherously withheld and destroyed. lhe contemplated Expositor 'will give a full history of my VNit toYalo busha, and expose many characters m different parts of the Tjnited States, ft will afford excellent information to inexperienced young men; who are unschooled in thetliiferent'cha'racter,, of man. It will unfold niany of the secret Springs of the human heart; and uncover some of the tlackcst de signs that ever were employed against the life and character pi' a humau being. ' Th6 title of this periodical ' vvill he 25" ' ttor. Tho' first num. an exnosition of the villanics of th(eLK-.'n 1 87. suDscnption for a year who have conspired to rum mc. ll . . . . t ...A. i in lif.nMA'l wnn r tftrm in one. nnar.ouainieti wiui i 'i.b he motives which sometimes prompt men to a particular belief, that I have already proven enough io criyincc every pvind ; but there are yet men laboring with an energy woliy a )etter cause, in different portions of the United States, to build up crime in its darkest aspect, and by casting a deceptive veil over' truth and jus tice, to conceal their native brilliancy and loveliness. I beg leava to call your attention to the vocifoiating pamphlet of Mat thew Clanton, w herein he boasted that I could never visit his strong hold in Yalobusha county, to reclaim the property 1 had intrusted to the care of George IV. Saunders, to be shipped to Arthur, Fulton & Co., of Natchez. Dut in December, f$3G, I visited Yalobusha, to the great confusion of all the forces of vice and corruption ; when the Minter.-, tho Tabots, the Harrisons, tho Towers, the hakes, the Mubcrrys, and all those who signed CIanon'3 perjury, filth and corruption', felt chagrined at seeing I had sustain ed myself over all the mighty perjury, crime and outrage they ha i' propa gated against me. And w hat d-..: Mai their confusion and shame, v.ii..h I in company with some friends called on (Jeorga N. Saunders, for the: property had lei t n his care, we lound ail joxcs open, and tuo contents' appropriated! to Saunders11 use vc found Itho locks burst ou the trur k and etiest, and tnc contents gone vt' found papers that I had leU locned in a cannistcr, scattered loose in the The price of. IS Olio i n Lir TJlOSO Of HIV' fVlVflfJ.1 nt a distance, who nmy wish to read the r.iposuor, can procuro it by getting five subscribers at any one post office and enclose me a five. dollar note; All letters must be post paid. Respectfully, i Editors friendly to mc, through put the United; Stages, will please no Ice the above; v.. a. s. i tlie mutilated truuk; and Such as they chose to filch wre divided among the friends of Murrelism. ' Clanton has from the summit of which rose, like a! been seen with some that I left locked threatening. "spectre, a post stained ja thc cannister."' All tho host of il- i T J - l rrl : .... ...... (Jlnntonites in lalobusha were con with a dark red color. The si'dit of it sickened me. I felt as if some fright ful, horrsble mystery was' hidden un der this repuh-ive polor, which acted likeanelcctric shock upon my senses. ! This, said, .the Patron, is thc red stick, (le Baton Rouge.) ' ' Weill what means this post t Win- do you turn pale, while looking at it"? Listen! Last summer the keel boat Bienville left Fort I)u Ouesne, where flows the beautiful Ohio, to convey to Biloxi an othcer lind his family who suited they then discovered that they were disgraced, and to' cover their infamy, they concluded that Clanton. should sue out a State's war rantngainstjinb ; thinking that I would perhaps rather leave tho county than contend ngainst (.'lantern's perjury. But to then' mortification, when 1 hoard of tho warrant, I sent (k the officer who had it to cyme tr my room. They then determined that 1 should be examined before a creature From thc Petersburgh Va. lutelligoncor; THE LAST OF TUB MINT DROPS. ' A lientoninn Monotli. ?Tis tho last of I lie mini drops, Iift living alone; Jj)j its glittering companions Are vanishM and gone; Not one of its kindred, Not a guinea is nigh, To reflect back its 'lustre And gladden my eye! 1 must ppc:nd the, thou lov'd mc! (Reluctantly, hem!) Since thy brethren have vanish'!," Co, vanish with them! i Go, fill up tho coflcr By Avarice ndorM ; Go, gladden snmc niis.-r. And add to"hi-j hoard ! Tho'i ra.Kt ,ii I, no no lonr, Tii; liniijjug is o:r! Tlie People tliou'si giillM once Can he golll no more! Wlicn th'J whole nation sutler And murmers at now, 1Ti:5 wi.-r: not tojinghj Such mini-drops a tlio i! li. A.I). V makes thc following anuounce- An Editor Preach'''. A western editor metit. '' ' 1 ' ' 'The edi to r of th is pa p V r w i ! I p r c ac i i in the seminary on Sabbath ne vt, at 11 olocV'A.M. 'TU'ii editor preacher has two string, to his bow and i' he cannot depend on the one for his daily' notions, he may mill the other. "' But the Cincinnati Wf.ilr thinks that the vexations of tho edi to. during six days of the weeks woo'dtc very apt to "make any pre1 cher swear" on the seventh. Col. Dcn'on, in a !et(ar re-'nntly pub lished, seems fo tbink.That bank-note were recalled to ,F ranee. The pas-, of their owiiTiturf who was knmvn gage was fortunato to the' entrance of to bo my litter ..i"oy, tud Clanton 's this bayou, whosti sitady banks invited; devoted , friend. Tito examination the passengers, benumbed by a long lusted for, twelxc days. Phillips, the sigy in u iu-viiiiiuuiou9 yu,;i, iu go; jusii'T, v,n int. io mc rt'ire pj per-Ti hippv. Jnrks wiJI soon become entirely uclef Thy' will at lent nnswor for crnral-s'ij encn wont they'Colonol ? LuUvJiM. ")i)p!f pro,-pf rfis i il .. 1 ( - ill i , a.. f! IK h .; if! ( ij 1 11 t lit It l . , il r.. f ' .. in ii I It V f - J, t IK I 1 ,1r! 3 1 1 M-1 1-i ! 1 i -' 1 Ml V ' I t vT r ' ii n ' 1 1 I: III. J : f a.