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II T "HK subscriber has now on hand and Is daily receiving the largeit and best as sorted stock of GOODS, aollabla for this market, evt i brought to Northern Miifouri. He returns bis mo: thanks for the iiutirint; support he has alj ceived. and no a 11 oil shall be wanting or. h'S wave received, and no a 11 oil shall be wanting or. tUatJo jrieiit )? scDtininuic. T. R. SLLMES Irv, Silver and Plated Ware.consistmg in part of t.old 0r thes8 creatures, or of an.l talllvsir I vmv Witl r It a . KlPAlt ni lis. h.AVl ilir. Fill ' . . . . :"::. - Bln.it. i n...' r.,.i,i tnh. ve.i .H i:nr.i governed the world, two ?:hina. Bracelets. Gold and Silver Spectacles. Card which Eblis Was sent ARABIAN NIGHTS. One of the moat stupendous, as well as suc cessful Yankee tricks on record ia that, by which the beautiful SulUiricss, Scheherazade humbug ged the savage Sultan, Schahriar. Somehow, the crochet had got into Sokahriar's skull, that all women were faithless, and not to be trusted i and from the same skull sprung the original and brilliant Idea, of marrying One of his subjects eve. j- day, and cutting off her head the. next. Tliia noble resolution he carried out, to the great terror of all the fathers and brothers" in his kingdom. A Jn!,i'.yhfc?rcf hia grand thought of the lucky expedient of amusing the monster by a scries of stories. Those stoi ies are renowned the world ever ; they have amused the great and small, the learned and unlearned; the old man and the young child. The invention of the writer was wonderful, though his stories were extravagant. Perhaps no series of stories was ever written, capably, of pleasing such an ! infinite variety of tastes. Of the Genii, which .form so conspicuous a part of the machinery, we : find the following account : I The Gtnn or Giim of the Arabians, is the game wilh the J)in or (rwman of the Persians, the Deuia of the Indians, and the Ti -,, , . . ... ana signifies a genie aemon, wlio lias a body iformed of a mora subtle .matter than those of ' I .1 . - r mi iiueu auu ue ei'rmeniary lire. 1 ney are sup pused tohave been created and to have gov erned theSvorld before Adam, and are divided i t Jl'S, 'nto 00 un( ev'' nnKe's' an& evcn giants, who, to Hami'!'? earlv times' made war against men, but have since uccu coiiiiuku io one region, denominated .irom tnem uimrutan, the lairy land of our old romances, trian ben uian was the sovereign ' the Peris or fairies, who o thousand years ; after by God to drive them into a distant part of the world, and there oon- fme them, because of their rebellion. The shield of iTjV, , " ulalMcniiies among i.u: : : r .l . , ... ,,,c screens, unu, iikc u, eveii-ioia ana destruc- tive of all enchantments, and was possessed by three successive Solomons, who performed with it marvelous but" fabulons exploits, and fell at last into the hands of a, hero" named Tahmurath, surnamca uivoena, or ine conqueror of Uiants. . . . An. ...... oloInon, the son ot Uavid, is said by the east- em historians to have had nn o!v rr.cr.. hu! i1 good and evil spirits, and birds anil the winds, subjected to him by God; and been possessed of a ring of wonderful virtues, which seems to be nothing more than the extraordinary wisdom with which he was divinely endowed. All that we find in these writers about the marvelous actions nnd unrivaled empire of Solomon over mci. and dev ils, is drawn from the Scrinture ac count of the extraordinary wisdom, and virtues, and throne ot this moniroh. Peri arc those beautiful creatures which are neither men, angles, nor devils. Some have supposed the'm the female Rcnies,' but the Peris are ol both sexes and are good beings; on whom the Div or genies frequently make war, and shut up their prisonors in cages suspended on the highest trees, where their companions come ... . . and feed them with the finest odours, which are their common food, and defend them from the D.'tt, who feci a sudden change to melancholy as soon as they approach lhc:u. A Glimpse of the Elephant,0 n WRISTEM '0a Tilt JOURNAL AND UNION. , BY ONE OF THE INITIATED. r c. , 0 - .j (Continued.) 0 t Opera fiant, or as Reuben said, the child was born, and its name was Aiilhuny, or if the read er pleases to have both these phrases translated, the wain was securely anchored out, and the gentlemen concerned took up their lino of march tor the tent. '; 'Won't you come into camp, as the spider said to th gnatr"' said Tyndall. "We wdn't do noiiiin' stifier," answered our hero, and turiiin around in the same breath, he added, "Injuns, Injuns boys, by the holy mack erel; (his favorite attestation) turn out bpys, turn out!" , , o - cThen was there gathering in. hot haste the deadly riflo and the harmless powder horn, the latter an Implement which is like the trumpeter of I'haedrus, not dangerous ia it sell', but it fills others with the seeds of flame and death. And they mustered rieht a-allantlv, determined to de - fend themselves to the last, all save Sykesy, who having effected a breach in the rear of the tent with his shealh-knife, unceremoniously de camped, and started off over the hills and far awav, after the fashion of Gilpin Horner. "Where are they Reuben, my son, we've a fair prospect of a little amusement our laurels will ba trcon when we win them. Give us a iight of tho enemy, though," said Tyndall, who really seemed to long tor the contest, as did Clialoner. Not so our hero, who had littlo of the Spar tan abjut him, and I can vouch for his disincli nation to have the pomp and pride and circum stance of glorious war exhibited before his pre cious grey eyes, himself, albeit, an actor elect. As to hunt, tlvat light or old soli J wis l mi, lie look the matter very cully, for a'.'ter p.iuring a quart of water out of his yager birrel, he sat down by the sickly fire, afore adverted to, and commenced to wipe out his piece. "Whir ar they Uy tho lamp that lighted Mjsos" replied our hero to Tyn Jail's question. "Look right over yon pint, don't you sei em?" and sure enough, there was one solitary, wet, bedraggled and unfortunate Potawolomie, btrag iflmir into camp. - This visitor was superbly arrayed in an old brown jeans coat, sans other apparel, ami present dd a tout ensemble lachrymose, in the extreme; a second Knight of the sorrowl'ul figure. Bat ho was not totally destitute of oth er clothing, since he walked up an I seated him self by the lire familiarly, an I pulled out of the bosom of his cod a deplorable piir of unmen- tion ibles. and a pair ol Yarn sluckinirs, one or .UlgS, ! s, had, which, to decide from the premises ; . j i. j r ,:. , all WHICH, ID uotlUD tiuiu nm ji...u.,., probability, descended from time whereof the HANNIBAL, MO.f NOVEMBER 6, 1851. memory of man runneth not to the contrary, .... ... .. j . ... u,.UgCU i ucmg ruuuu up uii me neeuies. j simuiianeoua shout from Tyndall and ChaloiiH-. and a dis charge of their picoes saluted his august advent, the distant report of which reaching the itiner ant parson, caused him to flee from die wrath to come wilhrenewed terror. The rain had now ceased, and preparations for supper went on briskly; tho Indian express ing liis satisfaction by' heartfelt erunts. Pres ently he drew forth his pipe and a roll of tobac co, out ot winch last treasure he wrung abun dance of water, and then began to smokv As till" he ruflt-d iho whiff' fieuboat'a fa.-, he na Vnat worthy to exclaim, "well I'll be d d old fellow, if that aint right owly enjoyment now ! Supper was cooked and eaten, the red man tof the wildcrrtcss coming in for a lion's share of the good things of .this Jife. IIe stowed away the bacon in a manner that would have frighted Lady Bbuntif ul, and as to eating two loaves of bread, he proved himself equal to the task he could do it and nor half try. llis gastronomic powers were a long chalk in advance ol those of Kobbin O'Bjbbin, the famous voracious cliamn- ion of merry old England. The feast was over; not in Branksome's tower, but in Reuben's camp, and Tyndall rising, theatrically exclaimed, Lot the poor Indian, whose untutored mind Sees Hod in clouds and hears bim in the wind- pointing to his guest, who sat as solidly and symetrieolly, though not so classically, as the Ap- pouo ueiviuere. ,. Fearing, as well they mieht, tfiat some scien tific exemplification of the art of roguery might be practiced upon them durincr the nierht. from the sulfated vicinity of an Indian village, and Indians are graduates in the noble art of thciv ing, they resulvol that a guard was become in dispensable, straws- were drawn and the third relief fell upon our hero. The sentry was pos ted, the Indian, guiltless of the luxury, of bod clothes, curled himself up on the ashes, as near the fire as he could conveniently, and our illus trious and magnanimous adventurer retired to the shade that is to say oblivious to all the ills to which mortality is heir, hard rains and green willow brush fires included, they sank willing captives to slumber, in full enjoyment of the cold comforts of wet blankets, a damp roosting place, and heavy . flappiner tent sheets.. About (midnight the redoubtable Waller having recov- nrnn I rrm ua iintt.inn. -.....u. ereu irom ins unionunata name, crent ini y . . . '-""""i"-'1 lovelv rtprnr -iv virtuous blankets. 0 . When Flint awoke our hero at 2 A: M., tho last traces of the clouds had vanished, and the moon shone clearly and brightly. " a A troublesome duty was this of Mr. Flint's to awaken our hero. Reuben was peculiarly dif ficult to arouse, but now the distorted features of his dreams impressed it most forcibly that said Flint was no less a personage than a Paw nee warrior, of the most bloody minded stamp, intent upon the fiendish purpose of lifting his wool. Inspired by this ingenious theory, when the disciple of .sages kneeled by. his side and i . . . . . . '. o-ra.nf.fi ill. i:iro 1,17 its nrit! nnfnm n ...... 1 . n grasped his face by its protuberant handle, ho ping, Uy twinging thereat to arouse our gallant friend, Reuben remembering to have seen bar bars take their customers by the nose, thought no less than that this was but the prelude to the shaving of his cranium, hair, hide and all. But not bcimr at all disposed to ptrt with his top-knot tacitly, he opened a masked battery on ins nivauer, ana seizing mm Dy me cars, he commenced to kick and cuff him with a hearty good will, and if possible, still greater execu- . '. 1) .1 .1.- 1 1 "1 ... nun. ajji, mo piiuosopuer merely said 'good Lord deliver us Reuben, but you hurt." c "I mean to hurt," was that gentleman's 're ply; issuing from his tightly compressed teeth, so that the sage was compelled, in obedience to the law of sell-preservation, that first great or dinance of nature to assume a beligerent attitude, and amain they pummeled each other heartilw much to tha edifieaiion of Tyn lall, the terror of oyuesy, anu ineir own uiseomtort.0 Finally with unfeigned ' reluctance, Mr. Applcfaoe shouldered his musket, and mounted his post of honor. For two days after the events last narrated, our notable company journeyed on without oc currence wortiiy ' w be related in these vera cious pages. ,m?Vv ,. "! d the "star of empire takes its courstp' ond foremost in the van of the march of civilization brightly blazed the star of out compatriots. By the Way, What a particularly brisk age is this, a go ahead era, truly and verily, a stirring generation. , We are all pilgrims, and all footing 11 lor Utopia, eacn palmer leaning on his own crutch, (or more properly crotchet) but I fear 'the cap and bells wemld buii some ot us and cockle of the better than the peaked hat middlo.ages. Beyond a doubt the school master is abroad. We have the march of mind, of refinement, of intellect, of improvement and Lord kuuws what else beside; the word is ev er march, inarch away ; marchings, trainings, no halting, no reviewing, but often no little coun termarching. Hut in all the eternal progress of society this unwearying march of intellect the sole wonder remains tliat the stirring and march ing inind of our vain glorious epoch, does not siir too deep and stick in a bog or marsh off its legs at last. Wherefore cast aside that leaven, conservatism, which seeks to preserve and im prove upon the treasured wisdom of by gone ages, the practical experience of men perudven ture as wise as any of our times. In our march es shall we entirely lose siirht of our ancient landmarks;' were it not belter to build upon thehim forth, forever curbed by the icy portalsoof loundations which we und lain tor us, than to build our' b.ueless structures upon the sand? Were it not belter that the innovators which now to tlourish, blest though they be, with remarka bly progressive minds, pause e er they tear away ail the venerable and time honored crea tions ot our ancestor ; those institutions, many ot them m beauiit'ul in conception and so accu rate in proportion, lost by removing the sustain ing pillars like the strong man of yore, they pud the temple down aboul their ears, and they J bj cru shed in the rum r Because the vinere-1 quires pruning shall the axe of the tree and the hyssop be laid at tho foot bo planted in its sleaa r -Bui ye waters of Hippscreno! how far hve I wanJurod in pursuit ot that subtile an 1 delu ding ai tide, marching intellect, whereas per - o . o - Jhaps 1 could have got Appleface and Co, ulong Iquite as well without it. But a truce to digres- ;-""" in puu iu vunic. come, l -' (jaifTiir. 1 An agreeable argument unpleasantly interrupted by a o melancholy sene. On the third morn after the notable adven tures last related, Tyndall and Clialoner having dispatched forward the team in charge of Flint, and escorted by Sykesey, were detained for a few moments. Then mounting their steeds they began their daily pilgrimage in high spir its, ana ever ana anon lyndall pealed torth a I." m . . - UMn 01 mcrI7 ""g'ng augliter at soma tT Ins 1 I . J IT f I , . I f . more demure Harry Clialoner to smile " Harry," said th former, "don't you think I am a resuscitation of Theodore Hook, a most, charming and wiliy youn? gentleman, the espe cial favorite of Comus V " "Aye.oa witty young gentleman, truly," re plied Chaloner; "no, George, the Attic salt is not yours; you are not til ted with the wand of the god of mirth, but any sort of wit is palatable just now, and even" yours may piss muster." "Well then, if you will have it so," respond ed thc. othet, "I am tho veriest boor alive; ru ticus es Corydon," I bear in my escutcheon, by the tail of the prophet's mule, as the Mahome tans say, I lay no claim to the shafts of wit, like the noble poet, the artless Helicon, I boast is youth, and because I happen to be young and in experienced, must my jaw be stopt Irom wag- "r aith, the man tliat performed this last feat would have a Sinphian task of it, but his office would be no sinecure," answered Chaloner. "My honest friend," quoth George, "let me appeal to your good judgment, which for the sake of argument, we'll allow to be excellent, though even that I might well controvert. I coniess, if so disposed, now don't you think it is better to take the goods the gods provide ; to live and enjoy life ; to smooth over the rug ged asperities of the way, which, for our sins, Lordkens arc enough, with the lubricating oil of mirth, than to potter aloug, as . you do, moping like an owl. . Ah my fidus Achates" returned Chaloner, "did you ever read one of Merrick's fubles en tilled the owl and the sparrow? now I will most willingly acknowledge my resemblance to that emblem of wisdom, the chosen bird of Minerva, but I seriously fear I can discover the portrait ure of your own honored self, George, in the' cnnfeilrl WTmli of SparrCV."." "Yon are pleased to be severe," rejoined Tyndall, "fortunately the darts of some people, even though dipped in their own galliah ven om, the Worst of all poisons, usually fall harm less." - 1 o -' Say, rather," the other retorted, " that there are certain good folk of whom 1 wot in this wicked world of ours, so fully protected by a mantle of gross ignorance, that the blows of wit are disarmed and the shafts of satire are blunted, like the arrows shot at the hide of a rhinoceros; it is hard to hurt a turtle by thumping turn on the bock." ' "Well, Henry," responded Tyndall, scractch- in? his amber locks, as if rakincr ud ideas, "vou have-compared me to a tortoise ; I can but liken you to a porcupine1; no one can touch you with- out iccling the prick ot your quills ; you should steal for your motto, nemo mi imprune lactssci" And saying this,' he put spurs to his mute, that, apple of hit eye, and chosen one of his heart, and actually succeeded in forcing her into an awkward, ungainly trot, a performance his Eu ryalus sedulously imitated. Quere Did Nisus and his friend ever quarrel about each other's wits t As they trotted along, they noticed a man ly ing by the roadside in the grass, tad his horse feeding near him in the luxuriant pasture of the pring time. lie endeavored to speak to them, but they could not distinguish what he said, and supposing it of no ounsequence, they passed on. v s They lad not, however, proceeded more than twen'y rods, ere Tyndall said t, " 'li.irry, that poor aevii may be sick, iiaa we not better turn back and see what it was he wanted, any how'r"' "Well, we can turn back," Chaloner replied, "though I presume it will be lost time." They turned about and rode to where the man lay. r . "Are you not well, air,' George inquired, he made no rf plyk and Chaloner, dismounting, ap proached him he was dead! Alone in the far open prairie, deserted by his comrades, aud his very last moments embittered by the apparent hearllessness of his race, had he died. Far, far from his fireside, from the bosom . of home, from the friends who a t If ., ..' 11. .1 may have loveu mm, lureu uy me iinseiiuitxi dreams of Fortune, in a distant region had he wandered, to strive, to struggle, and to die. To struggle with pains, and toils, and hardships, and watchings, and sufferings ; to die alone, friendless, iorgotlen or forsaken I to lay Ins bones by the wayside to enrich the soil of the prairie valley. No fond breast on which the parting soul might rely; no pious drops to close his glazing eyelids; no loved one to bend over him and soothe his latest hours; no kind hand to wipe, the sweat of death from his forehead, and to moisten his parching lips; no one io smooth down his rugged pillow or to weep o er his low ly couch of death. He was dead! the heav ings of his breast forever stilled the cliafings ofhis spirit forever darkened by the iron hand of death; the golden pliantouis which had 1 eternity. His bed of death,, the damp verdure of the prairie; the only fanning of his fevered jbrow, the tremulous breeze, which floated mild ly over the leaside;the only watching one beside his last huiublir scene of existence, his horse, which grazed around his corpse, unconscious of his master's fate. Ila was dead! s,nd strangers stood beside his inanimate form, and sjiecu'.uted tt V. I .1. lit as to nis being, rerunanca mu inaioie oiow on which were yet traced the frowning of his last gasping agony, was ouoi the dome of lofty thought tho lordly seat of giant reason's proud dominion the home of during conceptions of brilliant fancies. But if so, those mighty thoughts were tied forever, and reason'a sceptre broken; the grand co-.ieoptions of intellect were in lulired no more tha errant (lights of imagina tion scmpitcrmdly restrained, ur haply lie had ( j i j - - been the brightest ornament of society, and friends had hung abftut him and flattery's syren voice had souiiueu in nis ear, or acarer ties had bound him to earth, and fond beings had watched over him, and prayers had ascended pure and" anxious for us aaieiy ana mose to whom he was dear were even then following him in spirit upon his jour ney. But life,' was gone: "For hie no mora the blazing beartb shall burn, Or busy housewife ply her evening cars, e'9 No rbildreiwua to lisp their sire's return, Or climb bii knee, the envied kiss to shara." Tyndall immediately pushed forward to over- I . take the wagon, wbi! his eomnie r-maiiJ to lm the iowiy bed and rugged nillow of tha dead marl. George spurred on rapidly and soon reacnea ine itmm. o "Halloo I what the hell's the matter, Tyndall? You look as if forty devils, at the least calcula tion, were hard after you," was Sykesey't salu tation. O fc '3 George was tempted to say "Or as you did when you ran away from the Tot awatamie," for the words of the preacher fell harshly and jarringly upon his ear ; but he only replied, "There's poor fellow dead a little Wiy back, an8 i want the spades, that we mny burv hiin." ' '"'Let the dead bury the dead,' " the parson devoutly exclaimed, "and you come along. As lor timt-fooi, Chaloner, let him fliLker. Ho'lf come up about feedin' time, I reckon." But Tyndall rewarded him with a withering glance, and merely said; "You diaboiioal wretch, are you entirely heartless?" and receiving the implements he desired, from Reuben, he tyal- loped quickly back to the spot where hehadleft ma companion. They dug a shallow, narrow fcfave. and laid the body of him that bad gone, in its straitened portals, and heaped the damp, cd!d clods of the valley upon his bosom, encircled in his blaiiket alone, and a picket pin his solitary mon ument. They laid him, there, upon the summit of a low, soft, swelling knoll, exposed to the scorchiug droughts of summer and the howling, chilly winds of winter, where the Maytide aru mone blushes around his humble restinsr dace where the prairie0 rose expands her beauteous j oiossoms, bending jonely and gracefully above his head, and where the autumnal gales heap the dry grass up about his tomb. When their .mel ancholy labor was ended, Chaloner drew forth a ring a plain and unadorned, but massive gold ring? and inscribed on the inner circle was iawws " ma Unx; without end and ttithout alloy;" a ring which had been suspended around the neck and next tho heart of the dead faanj and the sight of which, even in the death throe, had .perhaps called back his wandering thoughts to some loved being far, far away. He gave it to Tyndall, and a piece of paper inscribed with a few illegible tracings of the pencil, and the two mounting their mules' and leading the horse of the dead man, they rode slowly down the road. . As they went along in melancholy guise, som bre thoughts weighed heavily in the breast of Chaloner, and Tyndall's usually joyous spirit was checked in its out-pourings by saddened sensations awakened bjs'Lho melancholy scene he had so lately witnessed. There was no more bantering, but they were silent, or their detached conversation received a mournful tingo from the feelings they cherished. The road was long, and they proceeded at slow gait until thl shades' of evening again darkened the horizon, and the pale lustre ot theimoon fell coldly on the earth. Tyndall now broke the moody silence which had for seme time subsisted, by repeating those beautiful liues of Whittier: ('Night was down amid the mounflius, - In fcr dim and quiet otanner, . Where Bethulia'a silver fountains. '' Gushed beneath tbe Assyrian's burner. 1 Moonlight o'er her meek dominions, 9 As a mighty fhg unfarled, Like an angel's anawy pinions, , Resting on a darkened 'World "What a beautiful, beautiful evening!" said Chaloner, "and admirably has the poet, in those simple, breathing words pictured the sclWity of quiet nightfall." o Nox eret, et in ccete, fulgebet Luna aerano i4 Inter minora sidera But the glimmerings of the camp-fire began to be visible, twinkling far off with ruddy light, and soon the wanderers were in tha midst of their companions, as tired and hungry as mortals well may be. . .. " "Whose nag is this here unr aykesey en quired anxiously. a -, "It belonged to the man whom wo buried," Tyndall anawered. Well, you get well paid for your trouble," remarked tho disinterested curator of souls, and he continued, "as old Boney's gitCia while n bout the gills, and looks as if he'd peg out a readv, I reckon I'll falljieir to him." "I reckon you will do no such thing," inter posed Chaloner; "I will deliver the horse to the man mends, u posnwe u not, be shall be long to the mess." w '.0 G o ciinu ti, Io which is discoursed touching Retibea's involuntary 0 ablutioDa, witudivera etceteras. Thrice happy, thrice fortunate were the day and the hour when first our never-to-be-forgotten hero, the felicitous Appleface, was induced to abandon His dirty paternal acres and to cist hiinsulf upon the illimitable owuu of human life. To that suspicious moment am I indebted for hero, and you, O, most gentle reader, for these prosaic pages. Would that that truly inemora- wnen 1 again aturm, thai no was no amy a young ble personage, .Reuben Appleface of beatific "man, but mild and genteel in his demeanour? memory, might have found a biographtr worthy He was a man wa had odiuitted to our tutlo, and hi giorious actions. Then, while admiring !wa a general fuvorito wuh us alii aivd the poor millions sounded the anthem v of his praise, tho jvieiim to his bloody criwlty was a pretty girl of gray goose might still halve maintained her about sixteen year of oge! spreading wing unrullled.to form my pen that I "After some time spent in contemplating tbe, mighty instrument of little men, and I have re- 'miserable a,-eua tVfnrtt us, djiing whicfo'we. mained in my wonted and deserved obsourity. :gve full veut t the aot paio;ut. exc-lama Then might reams of fuolscap hove been yet un- .lions of diuit, we drterruini-d to spoil this ini' su'lie I, nnd gallons of ink unwasted. But Pir- Jtended feast; this rcavhttiup fiprt. w rorat ta cafabuntt and I was decreed a tcnbbler, jtxeoute it. I ran oJT to our beach, having Duk But to proceed with tho argument of my Ep- oa guird, and collecting a') the white men ,io, for my hero Is worthy to bo thus sung thoug'i could, I informed them ul what had luipjif !tod. tho hard' note be hoarae and croaking, and my 'nd asked them if they would &Mt in titst.-oy. lyre be out or tuna most Uiaiually. kt.. . .i - . ...!- i . . i o " r f ' wit, turning out, ooAiig breakfast, and the lujki lujrmug, too uru'.uiry rouriti oi uuiy, 10 . . i r , f . ... VOL, 2 NO 10 same forthwith devouring, wvt performed in creditable manner, the latter clause especially, was exeouled wilh wonierful devotion to hard fated duty. The day. was wet and showery, and at 1 ynJall said, "it was like milliner teeth ta keep a hustling, and he swore by the toennil of Saint Barthomew, tliat it was uncommonly hard on tdie American people." About 4, P. M., they encamped on thm mar. gin of a little creek, and stalling out tl.e'r cavaU lard, they set amain abojl the great business of life, preparing creature com'ortt for its main, tenance. Whilst these movements were rro- ' greiv.Tig, an elderly gentleman, dressed in drab beaverteen, approached them, and bowinr pro foundly, smirking, smiling, and waving'Tiis flesh, lest harid, he addressed them in the following language : Tobt eonJinutd.) FroiQ uMaehewd,tJifagtuiste.n CaaalbaUuQ In Uevr Zaalasi The history of New Zealand, however, placea on record the fact of a people indulging in sys tematic cannibalism, accompanied in recent times with the interesting fact, that the systematio cannibal hat been found capable of a high civil ization. Cooke took pains to prove the existence of the practice, both by inouiry aul ;prris:ssi. Not -content with turning over the remains ct Kannibal feasts, he got a new Zealand bov to exhibit the propensityoon his own deck. Thj many notices and statements which other travel, ert have preserved are but a general acknowl edgment of what Cooke so distinctly proved. But it is in a now forgotten book called "A Nar- rative of a Nine Months' residence in New Zealand invl827, by; Augustus Eurle," that wft find the most sufficient, cljr, unvarnished nar rative of such a banquet. Mr. Earle was an artist, and a wanderer in several unfrequented coontrics. Although he had thus manv thinira ro relate, which could only bti taken at his own word, his unquestioned character for truthfulness obtained credence for them. The cannibal feast of which he gives a minute description too min ute to be pleasant took place on the body of a female slave, killed under circumstances which, o in this country, and without lookgig on the act as merely supplying the market with butcher meat, we would consider gross treachery. . YYa . shall spare our readers the more minute "parts of the description, which, in their intense truthful- ness,are really an unpleasant piece of xeailuev out we are desirous to resuscitate a portion of the account which hows the spirit in which tha perpetrators acted a spirit of utilitarian cool ness and system, exhibiting no ebullitions of the , unrestrained savage nature, but on the contrary. accompanied, as we shall see, with great self- restraint, shown under circumstances cf provoca. uon ana aisappoinuaenr. ( "Here stood Captaiu JJuke and myself, both witnesses of a scene which many travelers hava related, and their relations have invariably been treated with contempt; indeed, the veracity of those who had the temerity to relate such incred ible events has been everywhere questioned. In this instance it was no warrior's flesh to bo eaten; there vas no enemy's blood to drink, ia order to infuriate them. They had no revenge to gratify; no plea could they make of their pas- . l 1. 1 ..I ., n sions naving oeen rousea oy oame, nor ine ex cuse that they eat their enemies to perfect their triumph. This was an action of unjustifiable cannibaliaui. Atoi, the chief, who had given orders for this cruel feast, had only the night before sold us four pigs for a -few pounds of powder; so he had not even the excuse of want of food. After Captain Duke and mv'sebf had consulted wilh each other, we walked into the village, determining to charge Atoi with hia brutality, e "Atoi received us in his 'usual manner; and hia handsome opeff countenance could not be imag ined to belong to so savage a monster aa he had proved hnnsell to be. 1 shuddered at beholding' tt unusual quantity of potatoes his slaves were .. . . -II .IT I . 1 I . vir preparing io eai wiui uus internal oanqueu V6 talked coolly wilh hiin on the subject; for, as wo couUl not prevent what had taken place, we were resolved to learn (if possible) the whole partic- ' ulars. Atoi at first tried to make us believe he knew nothing about it. and that it was only a meal for his slaves; but we had ascertained, it was for himself and his favorite companions. After various endeavors to conceal the fact, Atoi trankiy owned that he was only waiting till the cooking was completed to partake of it. He ad ded tliat, knowing the horror we Europeans held these leasts in, the natives were always most anxious to conceal them from us, and he was very angry tliat it had -come to our knowledge; but, aa he had acknowledged the fact, he had no objec tion to talk about it. He told us that human flesh required a greater number Vf hours to cook thia zr.j other; tLt, if not dime enough, it very tough, out when suoicienliy cooked it waa as tender es paper. He held in his hand a piece) of paper, which he tore iu illustration of hit re mark. He said the flesh then prenarins' would not be ready till next morning; but one of his sis ters whispered in my ear that her brother waa deceiving us, as they intended feasting at sunset. "We inquired why and how he hall murdered tho poor girl. He replied, that running- away from him to her own relations wat hey only crime. He then took us outside hi village, at! showed us the post to which she had been tied, and laughed to think how he had cheated hen "For," said he, "I told her I intended to giva. her a flogging; but I fired, and shot her through, the heart!" My blood ran cold at this relation. c and I looked wilh feeling oT horror at the tav jage while ho related it. Shall I be credited in trie oven, an I tmrvin tie remains di tl.o -,...i. I i I. ....:.... : i . i u (co.v ututp v roctTR ri.r. J untwin ifc uui va.iu imvtiig pru, iuiti . i I SStSJS . 'iwW, 9t"