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A Nt)W,E ST;E R N U N I OiN.
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Til Wli1- il
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Eilorauil 1'ubllslier.
- Proving the Ownership 0
'Ygu never heard of the thoroughbred hounp
which 'our friend Col. here, once owned.dld you,
So laid one or tne party, wun a miscnievous
twinkle ef his eve
"No," said the Major, looking at tha speaker,
and seeing that he had struck the trail for some
fun, "what about Coil's dog?"
, "FCufi Kf your rig now. Harry," said Coll,
who was a great hunter, and. a celebrAtd rille
hot. "
"Not at all," said Harry, " was just going
r to relate a little episode in one of your hunts,
!,..'. ..11 rn .
lilt, a wi)
v , Vu a V 1 ,7 "
hile tho decanter was pa.d raniulj roundthe
""I, .a nun;, .. n- - luucoiuipi, mi; y enu w-iiairca ciuiurcii nau
ft wot about two years ago that a squatter s f0rmed a group round the squatter's wile, who,
.'Mnily, emigrating from Alabama to Texas, ar- I with her baby in her arma, filled up the Xwck
rived in a schooner at the New ILsiij, in New ground of the picture. As soon ns the stakes
'Orleans. The wagon of the squatter, wlucli
ras loaded with some rude furniture and a num -
ber of boxes and trunkvw8 soon gof ashore.
Underneath the wagon were several pots-and
kettles, suspended by chains, and at the foot !
of the tail board some three or four hounds were
tied by ropes. On the top of the 'plunder' were
eated promiscuously hall a dozen yellow haired
childrcn. The old man, the head of the family,
had hitched up hi mules, and, mounting his
scat, started to cross inc cuy ior uie miMip-
pi river, wliHc Irts wife, wiih an infant in her
arms, and a buxom 'rosin lieeP girl of about 16,
lollowed beside the wagon in Indian file.
"One of the hounds not liking to be roped a
long in this way, slipped her bead from the
noose and strayed off to look at the n .lives,
ncr i
.uritlir.ni li.ivimr Vippn nliKiTved by the emi
The next morning the dog found her way
back to the B.isin, and entered the store of Mr.
N who perceiving ha: she was lost, h:,l
her tied up in the back yard lor the benefit o!
the owner. The hound, liow'cr. kept up sue!
a howling air! b irking that N was gk.d 10
ret rid ot her on any terms, so he gave lur to
the captain oi a schooner who happened to coinn :
into the store.
The captain had been gone I ut a short time
when h cmne Cojj with nii jrnit oU Lis cho'.i:
der.. .
"'Gi.o t uiurnr-h', 'Vr :dd Col!, 'wh .t's
tho n wsv' f" 'ilV
" Why b:id news tJSVo.u,' replied N-
'fori luivu just' BivWi .Mfevc ol' ill:- l'msl
hound you ever saw, m l il you had htn Ik;i'
.. 1 . 1 i....i
ust a lew moments sooner, you nng'ii i-"
" t cirt tell me inai. sam --oi i
been wa"TJ!i a line din; for a longMme. an
.. ... 11 .1 a 1 ..11. .1
kncW.., To wlsin did you give tier: Is there
no chaiice of getting her llacl.i',
" 'Why yes? said N , 'I g-.ve her to cap-
Liin R ulYi'o bus taken her on board his
schooner. anTyo can run down ami c!aim her
as yours, foraiie was not mine when 1 g..ei.er
"Off start Coll to the schooner, an 1 asked
for the kippVl
" 'Have you got a stray hound on board here,
ir?' asked Coll.
" 'No,' replied the skipper, who had just put
the dog in the calnr..
in me cauir..
, you have, though,' said Coll, for I hear
ine. 1 loo-pee!' yelled Coll; diere, Buss'.'
her wliine.
nnd 1p ir:ivR n loud, lonff whistle. The hound
being familiar with the call, let out her music,
and bounding from out the cabin, sprang upon
"Told you so,' said Coll; 'knew if old Bess
was ubout she'd answer A,' and here Coll
stooped down and patted the hound, who c
vinced the recognition of an old friend by snuff
ing about, jumping up on her hiud legs and wr.g
ging her tail.
" 'Well,' said tne snipper, inai og w.i
en to me this morning, but it you say sue is
yours, why take her along I don't want any
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trouble about it.'
oo .A)u gave atuiu.ei n..ui.i,
and with gun in hand,' jumped ashore, the hound
following with evident delight.
" "Coll joyfully pursued his way, highly de
lighted at the success of his ruc, as well as with
.. . . . i ... ....
tha Hound, lor sue was a ue.iiu.uuuy niuiniii an
imal, of evident blood, and well broken. . II.iv
ing determined to go over ihe river on a hunt,
' he continued his way to the ferry, and on arri
ving on the levee he passed the old squatter's
family, who had encamped there with his wtig
mi nvr.r niirlit. without h'.tviii!r the sliirhtest idea
that he had brought the dog back to its owner.
llere tho hound, unperceived, leu iou to join,
her associutes, and the yellow haired cniiuren
were joyfully caressing their lost companion,
when Cull, missing his dog, turned round sud
denly to look alter her. ,,
Whcu-wt!' whistled Coll. 'Here, Bess!
here, Bess!'
And diseoverinar tho hound, he r.pproaehed
the wagon of ihe squatter, p uling his thigh, an I
, whistling for 'Bess' to come to hiin.
'That's dad's dog, Mister,' s iid the 'rosin
t.o..l irl in r.o'l. i:nd vou had better let her
lone.' . t -,
'Not this lime,' suid Coll.
'Look here, stranger, wh.ware yoaAir-Wilh
that lhar dog?" demanded the old squatter, as ho
came up to Coll.
'Why l'u going a hunting with her, sai I
'Not adjuckty,' said the oi l man, 'that's wy
Your dog! v How so?'
'How so why, 1 ruscd her,' sail the old
man. frowning. -Well,
sq did I.'
'Yes, but I own it's mother, an I raised her,
trA nil I tliirn nre the balance of the pack under
the'w -uron (hero the squatter poinlel to the
hounds.) 'mid this dog got away from mejester-
i ' s
uay. , , .
'Can't help it,' suid Coll, 'that do was giVen
to me bv the oldest friend I've got iu the world
und ! tell you I would Dot part with her for any
Mvhe van
mmight not.
.... ,
, r.'ie old msn,
sternly, 'but yoacin'i tako
-bat s lain enough, lor ilic is mine.'
: But how o ,n.. prove it?' asked Coll, des -
pondingty, and clinging to the last hope of reoov-
erinel.Tdoe -
.hat s talk enough, lor ilic i
ring In dog.
'Oh. esy enough,' mid the jtjuttcr, 'if yoit
want the proof of it, I caii dern soon give it to
ye.' ty
i ilrll f. , i it
e, -muii, prove u, s:ihi com. &
Here, Sue.' stid the squatter, and the hound
in nn tin-! nvinnl ..i iTt,.i'. .1..
1 , 1 r . - - f
est bar doff, stn.nirer. thut von ever .,: I ran.
!muke her do jest what I want to. and I'll bet yen
in round dollar that 1 11 make the hound prove by
'vou that she belongs to'me.' . ,
'Cull be?;in to think that the old m:
mm might
t"3 ft-
be runnimr a ''(iriui'iiir cm '.iiin. mi l
: plied, a
I Doni'! old chap, I'll take you up; point your
'I'll hold tha money, dad,' said the rosin heel'
F'l, advancing and holding out her hand, in which
(, ,, rmlltUU .
1 1"
"In the meanwhile, anxiously watching the
41.- l j 1 1 1 1 1
jWPre deposited, the snuutler enzed. upon Coll.
!who stood, with his gun on his shoulder, about
;he p:'ces off, and measurine him from head to
!fUot with his" little bliick snakish eye, as if cid-
cuh-.tirig whether Col! inijht no' shKt the hound.
he turned to the dog and said:"
I 'Up, Sue! watch him, you!'
The hound arose, bristled up, nnd with a I'ero-
ci,ms J,, commenced growling at Coll, who
fined his eyes upon the dog end stood his
'Drive him off!' 6ontinued the man, 'speak to
im. you! bite him! biie hiin, Sue!' .
The hitter words were no sooner out of hif
mou h than the hound spr ng at Coll, and laid
hold of him in pood earnest, to the amusement of
the yellow haired children, and the crowd which
had W this time pa'hered around.
I "In less than no time the dog had torn nearly
iallthe c'othes from off Coll, with the cxcep'i.ni
of his lexthcr leggings, and as he retreated, he
tri; I to keen ti e hound from him with his tun,
winie V.-i er.e : to ilic lolly old squ..:ter to C;i!l her
er to call her
Oil. I
i "
-The vqu tiler's wile
sei"om:d out:
t:rri itit rrfprOft li.l all.
n I she
Von, Jerry, cull off tho hound! Here,
cine here come here, you wretch!'
T'e (1 by. 1 r :h ened at the scene, set nn a
j'i I', which added trrcully to the eun-
'X')Ia ',' cried
sh. ii'.; him t.-l lie s
jn.untny hack .
he rosin heel pah det her
ays i! s your noun i; 1 n keep
it's your dog!' now screamed
I "Tlr dug!
i- her
hound'.' c ried liie rysin heel gal clap-
is nts i n:l dancing 'say Us dads
-ti 'ion!'cri-l Coll. 'it's your houn-l.
theii' i'.
S le -ir.
s your f.ouuJ. and all the ii il wtiidt
qtiu 'er. with some difficulty,
c died
I s'pose you give it up it's my houii
y hound,
. .
saei ;ue si ii.iiier in iriiiinnn, wune His si les
w :h auy iler. n w i e i the crowd
'i 1.
1 vim I'd rv.kf! lier nrnvi i) Kv vn '
V ve.
Here, d .d.' cried ihe rosin ht-i-l tr.tI. h. n.'s
ycr two dollars, and dod rot him, let the naked
critiiir go hum.
This was too much for Coll, who, bec.mimr
conscious of his tattered condition, es nei inl Iv in
me rear, mauo ior me nrsi ny-sireei, amid ;ne
shouts of the crowd, and, for that day at least.
j. . 1 i:.i t .1 .
he gave up hunt and hound."
lT.imr'n utiirv u frm. i.nnllit iiWu-m ,.l .l l.
the merry peals of laughter of Coll, who owned
up, and hilarity and good humor prevailed.
up, ami niiarity ana good humor pi
lie Linetri at
At the mansion of the Comtesse de
j, 0renee, as soon as the piano ceased to accom-
pany the airs or Bellini, that is to say, Benrraily
'. . i i. .i.. .. .. . i ..
auoui lnuiiiieru, tno iiuimatu irien is ut uie la-
mil v would draw toffether in a cire'e' im 1 ri-l-iti.
tales an.l adven ures tintii morning. There was
.an inexpresable charm tu these reunions. The
saloon was still in disorder from the h ill or the
concert, but the dancers or the ariisti 1,.J dis
appeared. The music was ..scattered upon the
desks; the card tahlfts displayed their lading
lamps, with their four var.mt aim chairs ; to so
much joyous bustle, succeeded a quiet, familhvr
conversation; coffee was served, together with
delicious waflles, stamped wiih the arms of the
Queen, and prepared by the former cook of Mu-
ttame Unbarry
The Com'esse frequently rel ilr j touscharm-
ui'' uarr.itives,
Witli til -t hall t rench, half i ta
lian craee, which never forsook
ller. The illus
trious d ime ha I wi'nesse l so many dramas, so
many festivals, so many misfortunes, that she
was never at a loss when she deigned to furnish
her Ciiutiugt'ut to this traffic in anecdo es. 1
On.; nirht the circle was closely grouped a-
bout her arm-chair; the noble dame had promised
us som thing new, an 1 her voice faltered with
emoli Hi: her calm and b-"uii! ui lace was evi-
dent ly'aailaed by soma sad retneiubranee. Our
silence seemed to question her respectfully, und
iho Lc(.tii :
"A" ihe time when Italy was French, a sedi
tion lrroko oil' in one' of our regiments, that was
in g irris'iu at Leghorn. It was a much moro
serious all'iir than a common mu'iny. The Em
peror appeared extremely irrimted when he
heard the newj he resolved ti make a severe
example, au! Joichiin was charged with the
d'lty of punishing the refractory reirimeni. The
E uiieror's orders were precise and terrible; he
w idled for no court marlials, but for the imrnc
diabt execution of the culprits. 3
''JfiK'chim arrived ut Leghorn, asseombled the
reiinem upon the public sou u-e.and, in ormed1
tl a sohliers that he had receive J an order from
the Empcro? to punish lhein,tind that he r.iten-
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del to do w. me ciieiiicui;o i ms w..run, ns
impetuous and inenuoing gestures, above i.M,
the authority of his name, had brought the re-
ivetnous iroopsiq suoinis.io,..
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themselves ai nis leeij tnrv vrrrt( nuniuiv .uu
i TrV i --. -.,uv.u
' """'-l" irlcJ J but he had rccci
'C r.cP,r?s,eJ hlt cmotlon. H w
gm his face, and in a voice of
received hi orders:
with anger buru
of thunder, he dp.
clured his purpose to decimate the rce-iment.
"The consicriiatioir-of the troops was great,
as you can imagine. The regiment, confined in
the barracks, sent several dcnitta. ions to Mnr.i
.l0 ,mI"ore '"5 c'l""-'"c'-. Othcers and soldiers
wore 10 com xoni deulli in the lirst buttle, be-
.".ulh tho "yp 1' tllu Lperor. Murat wns for
11 , "S )v!"' '"""xible. su uppearance at least;
las.1 1,0 ee,nuJ touched by their submission,
But the Jault was so gret, and his orders so
PL'r'nil','y, tlmt he demanded that tlureo soldiers
" 'rom ainon!? the ntPitt rautinbus, should
'Pay wun uicir lives lor uui crime 01 in rcg:-
me"t T'10 ll'"e viciims were -soon designated;
"R,y "frc put in irons, and their execution ah-
n0"'" lor the following day. The regiment
still remained confined in the
.f-la tho middle of the nizht, Joachim directed
the three soldiers to be brought before him; a
sergeant , in wlins.e prudence he oouid confide,
led them into his presence. . ,.
"Vou will be shot to-morrow 1' said Murat.
The solJicrs burst into tears. Prepare for death,
and fall like brave men. Il is the only way to
wipe out all memory of your crime. I charge
myself with tho duty ol transmittiiig . your last
turuwelts, your lust regrets Jo your lathers and
mother. Your families did not merit children
such as you. H-.ive you thought of yftur mc;
ther? Speak!' Sobs stilled their volets. Those
poor women would have been proud and even
happy if you Jvnd fallen in battle w'th' the Aus-
trii.11; but to die thus, unfortunate men! Go! I
'will send vou a Driest to afford vou the last sue-
:'cors religion. Think upon franco and your
Ood; from this moment you belong no more to
Vu' '11
"The solders cast themselves at Jotichim'f feet.
not J for mercy, but for his pardon, before
fdcath. As they were leaving the apartment,
: Joachim recalled them. "Listen!" he said: "if
sll"U Krant you your lives, would you live
hencclurth he honest men?'
; " we wls1' to t,lei replied one of the sol-
l,lcr.s' .we l,avc deserved death; let them shoot
uf, n is jiim.
..Mil . I ...;..i. 4. 1 .. ,.l.l'J : .1
"Bit 1; I do not wish to have you shot? cried ,the wall, enclosed by branches of greeh laurels
Joacls.nn. Whirct'ore would you die, when I and he said to the son:. "There is your glon
would I...VO you livo? I l ave never given the ous fatherl He i the master and saint f this
war.no lire, except at the enemy, and I cannot
bear totfive. it asrainst those wdio are mv brothers,
- ..X, '1
who ure 1' rcnclunen, although guilty. '
"And Joacliini wept like a woman he, the j
bravest, of men" 'Va l.o'r..,t, Messieurs?" ,
And wo wepl also aroun I the arm-chair of the :
Comiesse de Lip .no, who spoke so toucluiiely
t . w
iot her heroic husband.
Alter a pause, she con'inued her narrative.
"Listen to me!" said Joachim, in a milder
tone. You are great culprits, but I urn glad to
find that you have eneriry of character; you will
'second my project well. I grant yoi your lives,
ibui it is necessary that you should to-morrow
".""p.ii "j o" " oiriric u.i, ujr
hiKh nirv i r n...l I.h lliu lifrm . 1 nKAira nil
ii me uu, iu, uuuvb t "y
norrow, near nightfall, you
Pisan gate, upon the glacis;
fire of a platoon, at twenty
j.riii i iiuciii i u-.iiui lun . nm. ii.iiiiaii, uu
W"' "' "ie '
..n :.. . .1... r..
,uu wi i receive uie inc ui u piuiuuu, ai vweiuy
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r ' ' ' uslJ"lci
... . .. ., ... j.-.,-
across uie place or excuuon: uie ouscuruy of
ilhc evening will favor ttie
or uie uecepuon, a man, ot
assured, will place you upon
Iwliose fidelity I nm a
tumbrel, and transport you to the ccmelry.
a tumbrel, and
Herey u will tin 1 a change of clothing wherewith
to disguise yourselves us sailors, and a thousand
,Tancs will be counted outtoeacho! you: you will
remain concealed lor a few days in an inn, which
.will be pointed out to you; in two or three days
an American vessel will sail for New Orleans;
there yuu will go to pass your days, and live
like honest, men do you hear? You will be
taken on board ns soon as the wind is favorable, j
'Bl5 prudent and follow my advice exactly. Go;
1 will take care of your li. mines.
l mil iliKf care Ol your laiiiuirs.
I "The soldiers bathed Mural's feet with their
'tears. :.nd rpiip.it .vl. iicmin. that thfv would do as
:hH,ad directed them.
".vn passcu as Joactiim had arranged it. A.
sfivere example was given to tho regiment; but
, " "lr ,,u ul,'oi' "l""lu UIUI u,c ",'rrur
"TP'1? deceived, thanked Murat for; having
'ininDfi.ul il.rualti.ai in ih.. rtfmviii.lii nf ilia,
cipiine. l lie i-.mperor was never miormeti, or
the generous siraUgem to which my husband re- the blanket ot an Indian who a short lime pre-- removed from the tront, when Lieut. K. gave
sorted in this affi ir; it was for a long time a se-Ivious had murdered his brother. ' jihe ai'Dul, The blow hud scarcely reached
ciet between myself mid a few of our falihful ; The Winnebagoes became indignant at the tle drum when the prisoner darted from
friend, who have never betrayed it. There is act, and about two thousand of Uiem assembled .j,, antjgonists with a bound which plac
now no iti.liseret ion in divulging it, and 1 divulge tat Fort Crawford, und demanded of Col. Taylor j ej jlln beyond tho rtach of the whitlin
it iWel'ore for your sakes." ithe prtHHireiiieiUand surreniler of the murderer, i . .. iei tt. ra0B Vvas under wnv
.ii;i line iitiii.iiiw, .uui til a wi.i'vt, ivr
APi..- il.: .,;.. XT. .-..i'. .. I I.,,.,
aeepiy moveu to prolong nut conversation, re-
i . . , .i
tjred to her apartment. e tiuewisc were much
ulu'ctcd: we kept sileucel Every ey$ was turn
ed upon the magnificent porirait, painted by Le
Gros. It represents King Murat, in a striking
a'Ulu.le, tr..UiuPiner alonr the sitore the uav ol
Naples..-Alouin Tihvius, belching fiamss, rises
in the biek-grouud. "Mural and Vesuvius! two
Volcano.!, f.'ce. to face.
I The c:)iielusioii of this narrative ws recount
ied to toe, several uioiuhs .al'terw trds, by a per
I srin very intimate with the imperial family. It
is like the romantic denwietmeiit of a drama,
i wlueh seems to belong less to real life than to
the im iginal ion of the novelist. - c
U Don the borders of a forest, in the vicinity
of New Oi lcans, a huntsman knocked at a door
of a modest farm-house, to seek shelter from u
violent storm. It was in thu autumn of 1&10.
The hiwiiiu.hls door Was trned, and the stranger
was led by
1 by au aired woman into a neat apart-
mi-ill, plainly luruixned, und almost entirety
huujf with l'ari.-ioi lithographs, representing our
principal deeds of unns.
'It uppiws," said the stranger, in the French
language, ''that my kind star has led aie among
fellow countrymen.' ' '
Mrmsieur is a Frenchman,' doubtless?" said
the old woman.' o. o
'Yes, inflame; and a good Frenchman loo. 1
have even relative hero in this apartment."
"My son is in the garden;-1 will go und call
him; he will be very glad to see you. '
'-Is your sou a 1' reichman also?"
es, sir
''..- - .... ..1 ...'.,1. l.Adiln.irt' ,h.
i lira wub ill ii rcu Willi vinitw iivpiimi.ui.,
thou a Med with more confidence;
i t l
''He has dwelt a long while in this ceuntry,
t . . ., . " , :. T.i.
nii.u. wuu lie ill uaicu. no uuw - ...
farm belongs to him. We live comfortably and
respectably, and have no cause to complain of
Af this moment the master of tho house en
tered the apartment.
"This gentleman." suid the mother, duis done
us the honor to repose, for a while, beneath bur
roof, until the storni litis 'passed over; he is a
fcllow-countrvmanJ he is a Frenchman."
The proprietor of the farm a made militjry sduta
iou; and stammered out a few wordsof civilitv.
The face of the stranger produced a singular
impression upoh him, and h was so asntated
that he could not reply to his questions." At
last he ventured, with difficulty, to address him.
ivionsieur," ne said, "you will find my rfe-J
.-?! wrrreri jicrnapt, but I sin ronsi mined to
inquire your name.. Excuse me your face
'My i'riend,"replied the hunter, -"this is the
only question I cannot answer, it would be easy
for me to deceive you, by giving jpu c false name,
but I prefer to be silent. Ag , :yho bares my
name knows not how to lie. WW that I have
refused to lull you my name. I do not venture
to demand vours."
The master of the house tHd not reply.
" It seems that you also, wish to keep your
name secret, added the-hunter. '
'Yes, sir; that wluch I bear in this countrv is
not my true name, why should you desire to be
made acquainted with it? I am known here by
the m.me of Claude frl.l "
"At least,?' suid the mother, 4'tbi ger-tleinnn
jinust not imagine that mvson needblush for the
name he bore in France. There are reasons
"It is the same wit If mo with n.'. ..-.M .
hunter. '! loll mW nt.m it,.,.. ,i
- serve to hear it, and from this moment I think
you worthy 'of the favor. I am Achille Mural.
:'I am the son of the King of Naples,
Claude Geraldand his mother fell withaheir
faces to the,ftrth as ir. stricken down by the
might of sogrcat oame
j The prince at ,!" ' li citizen of the Uni-
ted States,
hend this c
unable to
;Come his.
secing t
V, could not compre-1
excess f a. whMtil thev seemed
control.t ifter had tSuude oyer-
giurtion, ,"Ai pointed tffetheor-
trait of the
iraiiot tne King ot mples, which hung against
.1. II 1 , T . " .tJ
dwelliiur: it ito him that I n. nil.
One day
when I Willi in d:llliyar-nf lo.k rn f..fl,A .n....l
6 v. luu. lautci laved
my hie."
"Upon the field of honor?', said Achille
"No upon the field of dishonor. I had for.
cotten invsell-: mv hmin ur. nn fir.. I A.a,,i
o j 1 J wva vj A .v- o s
death. Thrt-rnn.liir.tnrl mo tl, rt r r
horn, with two of my comrades, who were as
culpable as I was; they fired at us; we fell. It
whs Murat who acrained it all By his assis-
tance I came to Ainerioa. Mv "tw n.rnim.1...
died two years aero in Neur Vnrll I nm .till lit-,
and this life I owe to vmir nn).l fil,r I !,..,.
1.1 1 1 r .
lauoreu, and am now in comfortable circumstan-
ces. My mother to whom a certificate or my
death had been sent, received some years later
a letter from her living-son, inviting her to come
laooreu, anil am now in comfortable circumstan-
a letter trom lier Iivnitr-son. inviting
. . o ' . o . r . -
xo America, jiy poor mother, after liavimr
jnui iiiuiiii;i , uurr Having
or my loss, nearly died with joy
;ii ll. Anil nnur. if thnsnn nf mr
wir.it nu in ucu ior
on seeing me again
royal benelactor needs my arm, my wealth, my
liie, all are hiI'' '
, . recoynizrt hi... i.. imir .mrmt..-.
erous ia'.her!" said Achille Murut, with tears in
bis eyes
"He has pardoned manv others besides."
"He found none to pardon
replied his
During the Summer of 18, soon after the 'tile intention. At this announcement the coun-difflcultit-s
with thu Winnebago Indians had been itenancc of the Indian brightened up with a
amicably adjusted by a visit ot uie duets to
Washington, accompanied by Gov. Cass, a Si-
mi muuu, u jui..
of Root River, shot and swiped a Winnebago,
wli inli iipt lip ntt pin nted Id iusLif v bv savnif that
. . . . r --j -j o
mo iiineuago nau wiaiij.cn uiuuuu i.i person
Tl. ,F tl.n twirl nmiri'lipns.vn I'n.l npiir
a ii. utiii . v.., ...... ....
i .'j' . . a : l.ia l'..Aii..... .-il...
oinicuiues iingiii. unit mnu m nuium muc,
, ,i...:. ,i .l i..,.,r,.i t.i or,,.i..,tp.i
to make au effort to obtain the murdejrer. Ac
- i -- i
'cordinnly an oflicer was dispatched to demand
him ot the Sioux nation, who immediately gave
nun up, and ne was brougni uowu me river and
confined u Fort Crawford. Syon after his ar-
nvui ti i tie tort, uie inntuagoes asscmuieu
again and insisted upon the unconditional sur
render pi the prisoner to lliein, which (Jol. luy-
lor refused to mukc, but di-i-iti lied Lieut." II.
and Dr. EluUe, the surgeon of the garrhon, to
have a talk .with them, upon the subject. At
the conference the Winncbagos talked in a threat
ening and overbearing manner, and insisted that
nothing would satisfy them but taking the life
ol the bioux in their own way and by memseives
At length Lieut. 11. proposed that the Indian
sijoiua nave a cnunce oi ins mo in uie iouowmg jw,,le flagn that had been placed at distan
manucr: ,,f n lilf n mil 1 n:rt. in order that ha
Two weeks from that lime he was to be lei
out upon the open prairie, and m line with
him, ten pace, off, .was to bo placed upon nis
right and left, tw elve of die most expert runners
of the Winnebago nation, each armed with
tomahawk and scalping knife.
At the tip of the drum the Moux stiould be
free to start for the homo of his tribe, und the
Winnfibacroe free to pursue, capture and sculp
him if they could-
To this proposal the v. mnebagoo acceded at
once, and' seemed much plcHsed with the antiei
pation ot great sport, as well as an easy con
quest of the prisoner, wpose confinement in the
. . . .. . i
. ip." o
ir:irri&nn. tL-nihAB conniievncni. in inn mtrrisou uu-
I .1 . . . I .1 J .I! J I.I
.vinur u pc. Turn -jii-c'Ils r rv I n pim w umu iuu-
I. . i . l . : ,j
trnte whatever running qualities ha possessed.
Their best runner, were imimnediately brought
in ana trained every day in full sil.t of thefort
Lieut R., cwho Was lorocthini? of a snortstnnn.
and who had warmly enlisted to tha cause of
the Sioux, determined to have his Indian in the
best possible trim. Accordingly,, Dr. Eluise
took him in charge, prescribing hi diet, regula
ting his hours of repose, and directing the rub
bing of his body twice a day with flesh brush
es, immediately before he went on the naradu
grrijnd to perform his morning and evening
trainings. In fact, so carefully was he trained
and fitted for the race of life and death, that he
wtstimd vrnth parade cTound. tlmfmifih
day before the race, and performed the astonish
ing feat of forty-one miles in two hours, appa
rently without fatigue, j
The d iy at length arrived. ' Thousands at In.
dians, French, Americans, and others, had as
sembled tq witness the scent. 13 fV it
regarded as a gala day by all. exceni the aventr.
er of his bro her Sue. Lieut. R., on Uie part
of the prisoner, and the celebrated w:ir-di..C
V'ar-kon-shutcs-kee and Piuctop, on the part of
the Winnebagoes.. superintended the arrange
ment of Uie parties upon the grourad. The
point agreed upon for starting wns upoli the
prairie a little to the north of Prairie du Chien.
and a few yards from the residence then occu
pied by Judge Lock wood, while the race lay
along the Nine Mile Prairie, stretching to the
north and skirting the shore of tho Mississippi.
The Sioux appeared upon the ground, accompa
ried by n guard of of soldiers, w ho were follow.
ed bwhis twenty-four antagonists, marching in
Indian file, naked, with the exception of the In
diau bieechlct. Their ribs were nainled white
whila their breasts were adorned with a nurnhpr
of hicroglvphical paintine. Across tho fam.
alternate stripes of black and white were paint-
eu, in parauei lines extending trom the chin to
the forehead.
T.n Inir was platted into numerous thongs
fringed with bells, and tasselled with a red or
white leather, while their moccasins were cord
ed tightly around the hollow of the foot, as wJ
as round the ancle, with the sinews of the deer.
1 the right hand each carried his 'tomahawk.
" - inc ivn g.aajicu iiiv vnuttui uiul coniainea
the scalping knife, .
The prisoner was about twenty-three years of
age, a little under six feet ih height, of a muscu
lar, "well-proportioned contour, and manifested,
in the easy movements of his body a wiry and
agde command of his muscular powers; hit
countenance presented a wan and haggard ap
pearance, as he stood upon the ground, owing
partly to the rigid discipline he had undergone
in training, and partly to his havincr nainted his
I face black, with a figure of a horehoc, in white
upon nis xoreneaa, wnicn denoted tnat be was
condemned to die. with the condition of mnlrinrr
au effort to save his life bv fleetnrm. ArnnJ
!'" neck he wore a narrow belt of wampum, to
' which was appended the scalp he had taken from
,lie Winnebago.
Soon after ther formed im I.iniif. B
'came un and took off one of the mvin. nf
Indian and showed the chief thai he tUurl.t it
4I 1 . 1" I i m . 1 . . . .
niainca a inm ptate or steel, and asked if they
jbjectcd to it; to which he replied that he might
wear as much iron as he pleased,
Lieut- R. having noticed at the same time
t:,""anicu a inm piaie or sieei, and asked U they
.i.... i ... . . .,. . .
.w u. vnu xiiuuiii prcaciacu s
j downcast and melancholy appearance, requested
;Dr. Lillise to come forward, whn. nftpr fT,tnin.
uuu l,1B countenance or tno Indian presented a
,nK ,us Pulsei reported tliat li
ted, and that his nerves wei
ie was mucn exci-
were in a tremulous
'condition. Lieut. R. immediately took him by
alio arm and led him out some distance in front
jot' the line, where he asked him through hi in
terpreter ii ne was airaiu 10 run; 10 Which tie
replied that he was not afraid to run with any
Winnebago on foot, but he was afraid that he
'could not outrun all the horses that were mount
ed by armed Indians. The Lieutenaut saw at
once the cause of his alarm, and informed him
I that they should not intefere. He intended to
! ride the fleetest horse upon the ground, and
keep near him, and as he was Well armed, would
I see that no horseman approached him with hos-
smile; his whole person scemea mieti irom me
ground, as he relumed to his position in the
,um nu ..u,t .
i The chiefs and Lieut. R. scon after this
m.in.ii pl hpir nor ses. and took a nositton dirpYt-
-- i
iy m me rear oi uw pi uu. crreuiiw wctc
, ""'-" - J
; .- i
tiiuoy ol his ar-.iagomsi ran wun great
... . i .i i. .. ,
swiltness lor a mue, wuen tne uisiance De-
tween them and the Sioux began to widen
'rapidly, showing the superior bottom of the
latter, uc(ji)ijt'i by the discipline of the
white man.
At the end of two rrjlea, the last of Xhc
coiiteiidine Winnebagoes withdrew from
the chase; there was not an Indian horse
upon the ground that could keep up with
hiin alter he had gone the first0half a mile;
and at the end of the fourth mile, Lieut. K.,
finding his steed was much fatigued, and
the prairie free from enemies, reined up.
Thu Indian did not look behind or speak,
as'.l'ur as he was followed or could be seen.
but kept his eye steadily fixed upon the
!niiiflil ruu upon a stiaiAt line.
i lwaa,non Her reported by the Win-
neb; Ht h8 haJ en shot by one of
j h who hftd Mcreleii by ord-
, ( ,M t.. K...,k k.t.
War-kon-shuUs-kee, benetth he bank
i u,c !':" " "i t-
Uie. This, however, proved not to be true.
The boy had shot a Winnebago through
Mistake, who, like himseif, had been treach
erousty sec re tea ior uie purpose oi inier-
i r .i . . r . .
cepling tne bwux, who, a lew
who, a tew veais ago,
wns present at a treaty made by Gov. Doty
with tho Sioux nation, lie had tiren but
i.-. .. . ., , r,.r
. ri.in I i. .,. r-k . , t ii m r MB r.1 rn.M . v.
"bllHl.t WVVlll IIIV -w
. i i . . . .
;' uov. wit . norm w. ere
Uett It and Ur. LluUe were at that
Itiinej and was told that both had died .in
I ... . - l- I. l.
He Immcdio
' V' " ,M" W0l,(,!'! could he ha pr
vaiiecj upon to come
Into the Convent;,, .1
ij 1 1 1 1 1 n m rtnjt
I. a. a a
mrougfj (he Usual earn
many offasl nir .,1 .? - ua c,rft
. e, muruing ty the JearJ.
FTorA.,RcAWiirTr7I . .
a Pair of horse attached U TZZ
umo, oecame Ir p- itetW ,. 1 B ' "'"ra
l-efron, the ' nl. . k'-aLln
in at (he fronnt door of a boarding R m u ,ahed
Mr. McCoy, ran through utTrr k? b
ing wn three door, lhh "5.?'
mg-room, where the lal.l .2 fa ..V im
twentv hr,l,.- -"-: for lint
teen or
trampled 1
trainuled urn )t-t h;. r - V . 'l a
t.usu 01 duties
killed, for. d.,,; ,ul " " ,n" n 0
h. in the housh, n"1 f -
kicking and plungi aoou r " K , " V?nl
tree flying at hi. US. L J lh wh.Tl.-
I n
BACtrbt WlrrTI-f
m uTr ;r;-5"'S"r-'' "7'
rnnces. or tu. r
choose one of them for TdirTL UlT? mi&1'
even speaking to them. iL rT e ' Lcforo
--her. aston sir:. W Wr-" . TL.'
WVWianS if
from falling by an awkard .cLZ X "'"
est jumped'fJm S, Zot toXSST2"
touchin h- .. . 10 round without
dre.. ;,r r;r:r u sec,ona' jus.1 m
;n i.
h j ncr
e rio..ll a. .v .
nage to the ground, neither hurrL.tl,, .. :m. ,
but wiUi BTace nnri .1" ,J ""luw
Fjnnr..."!,.. -u.. "e;-j is nt 10 be an
, , cui-ii iiller
her youngest too wild4"
i too awkward
.Come here Kate my lore.. Now tell
a WimI w-e-i-(sfoV -':.'
'Don.t know, marm.' '
How atupid What is put around your
waist evry day? Come now speak out.
What do you look so sheepish for? .nwser
cmggie tritzzles arm, but he
kissed tne but once.'
'Como resi in this bosom as the turkey
said to the stuffing.
Ours Is no common lot.' as the tnnd.
said when they got into the clover field.
1 hat s my impression, as the die said to
he dollar.
If you Lite me, I'll bite you,' as the pep
per said to the boy.
'I believe is nobody swnke but you antf
tne,' as the cock Mid to the rising sun.
I speak within bounds.' as the nrisnnpr
said to the jailor.
Mirnng times' as tha hasiv nuddincr'
said to ihe spuon.
I in hlowku II do. as the
when it was asked to rive a tune.
I give thee awl," as the shoemaker saiJ
to the sole leather.
Terrible pressure in the monev markf
as ihe mouse said when the kez ofsnecie
lolled over him.
Our bets are floatins wide ' aa tha iirU-
said to their ribbons.
Thb AVoaLn'a Faib. 'What are thesa?"
asked the Queen of a Connectieni neillur.
who was exhibiting wares 1 1 the .Crystal Pal
ace. 'Them. Marm? Why them is wuoden nut- "
megs from Connecticut
Old mv,' exclaimed Viet oria. os sha turn-
ed to the Prince, who miidlT remarked: -
'Connecticut was alwavs soma punkins."
The next day the pedlar received an order
from tho Palace for six barrel of wooden nut-
ExrEUITIOI aoaiksttiibS.imiwicii IsLAJ(lr.
-The "Pacific" gives the following account
of the pluij and purpn.se of the Expedition.'
"Une hundred men with large amounts
of capital are to proceed thither at first in a
peaceable manner, in order to nuke the
best investments, and lay the plans. An
other hundred go as a "corps de reserve,,
soon after. A steamer in due time will
larr'rve with 20,000 stand of arms to b
used either before or after the revolution;
and declaration of independence; as shall
seem to be expedient. It not settled Ve
whether Hawaii shall be a State of the i'n"
ionior an independent Republic, It is rtu-
rosed that the King has been bribed and
will abdicate on the hrst show ol revolutlon.
N serious oprxMiiioa is anticipated. The"
men who are at the bottom of this are sa'ut
to be shrewd aiid far-seeing, and are posses
sed of mean's and influence. Soma of thent
are owners of large plantation of ueroesr
and it is one purpose ol their.4 to plant tho
iu.-iitutiori of slavery in that uroun .f i.
" w
Ncvcb Sroas. A Western editor say. thu
child was fun over by a -Wagon three years"
old and cross-eyed, which noer upckn uflor-
la Jersey'-"
to br. toyTtsi'KTt
Ullllirr. fnnt-M - t I
rf i nr... l
screaming of children and servant.5 '
W of several men, Tho were f '' ! . '"iT
outf their wit. Icat ih.t i fr,'?,:fCncd httlf
And indeed it .LT. 2 ''A" be
no ku
Kl 'Mr-K- ."' "''
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