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From the New York Patriot.
Hymn to the Spirit of Storms.
Dark spirit of storms!
Spread thy wings oVr the mountain ;
lit the forest leaves fall
In the half frozen fountain ;
And the trees that, like giants,
Have braved thee for ages,
Low be they laid
While thy blast o'er them rages.
Kaise the white surge
Op the breast of the ocean ;
Mingle the clouds
With the water's commotion -,
Toss the proud ship
To the dark sky above her,
And descending, the depths
Of the salt sea discover.
Come from the far north
Where tempests have biith *,
Bring tumult to heaven,
And terror on earth ;
Be the noise of thy rushing
Like trumpets of war,
Preceding and waking,
More mighty uproar.
When lightnings are glaring,
And rumbles the thunder—
With the flash and the peal
When the hills seem to sunder—
Then, while my spirit
Is soaring, admiring—
I'll sing of thy triumphs
Their grandeur inspiring.
Lo ! thy dominion
The vast world surrounding,
Is great in the heavens.
Our slight vision bounding t
Thou sweep'st o'er the realms
Of the earth, all subduing,
And often retumest
Thy ravage renewing.
What rivals thy power ?
In whirlwinds thou wreakest
Thy vengeance, the strongest
Fall low as the weakest.
Thou mak'st desolation
Where nature is blooming ;
The wonders of art
In their own wreck entombing.
Thou shak'est the grand palace
Where softly reposes
The monarch, who, awe-struck,
His eyelids uncloses.
The cottager wakens
And terrified listens ;
Then hides from the flash
Through the casement that glistens.
Fear thrills every bosom
When swiftly thou'rt soaring;
From the pole's frozen region
Thy pathway exploring—
Its barrier thou breakest,
And hence rudely tearest.
And over the ocean
The ire mountain tearest.
The planets afar
In the firmament gleaming,
Submit to the veil
Which thou spread'st o'er their beaming.
Thou art the controller
Of motions and changes,
Throughout the wide space
Where thy potent blast ranges.
b'hou art the chief weapon,
The scourge of correction,
The Almighty yicldeth
To bring to subjection.
Whatever shall turn
From the path he has given.
Thy doings declare
That thv strength is from Heaven.
The silver mine of Salseberist, in Swe
den, is a very beautiful spectacle. It has
three large mouths like wells, too deep to
see the bottom. The half of a barrel, sus
tained by a rope, serves to ascend and de
scend these gulfs, and is worked by a wa- of
ter-machine ; onlv one leg, and not halfjdcluge
the body, are in the barrel. The person'Yorkshire.
who descends has a companion, as blackjrocky
as Vulcan, who mournfully sings a glonmylwhich
song, holding a torch in his hand. About,ly
half way down, cold is severely felt : and !
torrents are heard rumbling on all sides.jis
-In about half an hour they land; terror is
dissipated, nothing fearful remains:—but,
on the contrary, all is shining in these sub
terraneous regions. They there enter a
kind of grand saloon, supported by two'the
columns of silver ore. Four spacious gal-1 A
leries surround it. The fires by which is
the people work, are reflected on the sil
ver vaults, and in a brook, which runs thro'
the middle of the mine. Here are sen
people of all nations—sume drawing carts
thers rolling; stones, every body émploy
It is a subterranean city : there are a
houses, inns, stables, horses; and what is it
more singular, a windmill, worked by
current of air, that raises the waters whichjhave
might otherwise incommode the miners.
There are various exhalations, which'dently
nduce various effects, to which the mi-and
Tiers give different names; that which
thev call wild-fire t is seen much like
spider's webs, or while threads that are ob
served floating in the air, towards the end
of summer. When this vapour is not suf*
ficiently diluted by Ihr- air, it takes fire at
the lamps of the workmen, and producesilowing:
effects similar to those of lightning, or gun-time
powder. To prevent this, the workmen
watch these white threads, which thev
hear and see issuing from the crevices';
sei/.e them before they reach their lamps
and crush them between their hands.—mass
"When the quantity is too great, they
out their lights,fall prostrate to the ground,land
and, by their cries, advertise their com-the
rades to do the same; by which means
the inflamed matter passes over them, and
hurts onlv tlmse who have not taken
in g
Ancient Fort m Tennessee . ally
The celebrated stone Fort in Bedford fpr
»™.j. .teh .* ud
the attention ot the touns , am 11
ration of the scientific as well as mean
tiquarian, and which has for ages been
robed of. its myrst y. t whicll to tainly
tion of an old budding in sev,, '*> ™ Th(
S"Äta thu sixteenth century. *
package ol papers consisting ol charts am ?
journals, in which was contained traces ol
tho mill nursiied bv the huccaniers whilst tc
in America has been lately discoyered.
in America, has ee: y : , f
One of the papers contained a m nute e- *«
script,on of the stone fort and the ndja-r'
cent country, including the three finks of the
From these papers it ap- leoii,
nears that the Gleta buccanicr vessel, was
pears that the Git a -
driven by stress ot weather in.to a „nail Xv
harbour on the coast o ., at
ß"«Ä« srt s
pair, were -ta,. «. .
broke out; the principal C P
to death, in the most cruel manner, anil tmr,
the vessel destroyed. The party consist
inir of about two^ hundred persons, being ally
determined to
ÄÄS twÄ;wS,|.in|
» north wpsteriv direction met the three'aniioals
LS i^ «Se Ik
lorks of Duck t ver ; ^ "'î "
thpmselves, and built the stone loi t, which nas
afforded an asylum and a retreat secure in
from the incursions ol their then power
r I • Ms „„e *u a Tmlin.iw
HeÄ e^l ained ie twenty years
b.?"Ä"«li" e^nffSiî am
munition and bavin" lost many of their
nartv bv disease inanv of the survivors off
determined to trace their steps towards
STK? Si tu. be',., 5
opposed, an internal feud commenced, a
Iwliich was kept up by both parties with
the most unrelenting furv until but four
'or five remained of the colony. The sur
05? ÏZï.*, dnStata ta.lb.
wild and desolate country, determined il
'possible to reach a-ain the sea coast ; aod the
haviue obtained some information from are
the Indian« thev took a westerly course
till , y met tKaters of Tennessee Hi
ver, where they embarked in rudely con-1,ited.
'»tructed canoes descending into the Ohio,
tst l ÏÂ^ta Ä*.r 'ii-nip«,'.
Opct on board of which they took passage
to be shipwreck
same precautions, and who are therefore
liable to be killed or wounded.
•"The most singular phenomenon these
mineral exhalations present, is that which
the miners name baloon. This appears
floating near the roof ot the mines, in the
resemblance of a round bag, made of a spi
der's web. If the bag burst, its contents
expand through- the mines, and kill ull
those that breathe within them.
the Duck river.
representing themselves
ed mariners, and at length landed in
powerful 1 fiord
The stone fort contains
France, being the last ot a
of buccaniers.
several acres of land, is regularly con
structed, and appears to have been planned
and designed by askillul engineer. With
in the wals are now growing trees which
hear marks of antiquity, and appear to
have been standing two or three centuries.
The country adjacent to the (ort abounds
with natural curiosities, such as mounds,
caverns, Ike.
of having been undisturbed since the great
halfjdcluge as the famous cave at Rirkdalc in a
person'Yorkshire. It is situated on the steep,
blackjrocky ban!; of a narrow vallpy through
flow the waters ot the Esbach, near
thirty feet below. Its entrance is about
! t\vcntv feet high, and thirty feet wide, and
opposite the castle of Rabenstern. I he
floor rises hastily at first, but afterwards
becomes nearly level, when the cave eu
larges and divides itself into two spaciouS|Cntirely
apartments, which terminate abrubtly at
two'the distance of 100 feet lrum the entrance,
A great quantity of brown and black earth
is spread upon the ground, to the depth oi
six feet, which is perfectly dry; and filled an
with the half decayed bones and teeth of
b-ars.—There is no access to this cavern
from the exterior, indeed no crack or ere
vice whatever, except the great door way ;
a „d it is probable from appearances that
it was formerly the last of a succession of
n'caves, the first of which are supposed to
whichjhave been torn away by the current of
Esbach. The earth upon the floor is evi-mind,
which'dently the mouldered remains of bones ;
mi-and the vast quantities in which it is
[found shows that the skeletons of two or
thelthree thousand bears must have been lettonly
there to decay.
The reason why professor Buckland
concludes this deposit of bones to have
at been made before the deluge, are the
producesilowing: It would takv a great length of
gun-time (or such a number of carcasses to be
collected in one spot, even if the country
had been full of bears ; and to reduce the
bones to their present state, in a place so
.[perfectly dry. The upper part of this
hands.—mass is "a more earthy stratum, resembl-tones
polling that found in some other ancient caves
ground,land supposed to have been deposited by
com-the waters of the deluge. "
It is not difficult to account for the scar-ed
and citv, or rather for the total absence of
thelrofled stones, and for the undisturbed
Remarkable Cave at Kuhloc in t rauconia
Professor Buckland in his late work on
Antedetnvian Remains, gives a particular
description ol a cavern in Franconia, which
he thinks bears as satisfactory appearance
ä'äÄää «•
sääs ";;;
ne»r the entrance ou I current. with
ä TÄ Sfol Äe such re-deep
searches a7thf.se' J ?of essor Buckland
nrovmsr so successful. The science ol of
Oology is daily becoming more interest-other
in g ami useful ; and while it affords its was
jiitl to thp various &rt9 ot life* 19 continu*
ally one ni m to view new objects of con
fpr inlatinn ami admiration, the farther it
jssa sittu. an *. «. H»
—. del
The French Slaughter Houses.
tainly a credit to the Metropolis of France,
Th( / r number ; g fi V e. The Abattoir ot e .l
c"»*. wl"" viil. Juif, or
? 1 ? ' Aitnutes. relative to the Slaugh
«Inch all disputes muu ° his
tc House, or Abattoiie aie reterred.
The buildings were planned in the time
f j j XIV./but the continual wars in
*« '° u « - engaged, prevented d.
J -^o.F undei the rcign of Nam - n
the erec-ion. . » , _
leoii, about two-tlurds ot the Wink we.
finished, and the remainder has been exe ,.
t j j ,|te presen t French Monarch. ,
Xv h 7n a butch.-r wisJ..• to kill his beasts,if
at uiv of the Slaughter Houses, he applies "
s sr ää «* .
^ , noie than one ac
tmr, an cm re uu, . , .
cording to the number of animals he u»u
ally kills. For these he pays by toe bead; „
«id eight pence ; and for a
three'aniioals enter. They are then placed in a
of stable, of which each butcher
u;'.. w , ( v , r ,| iew stables are lofts ly
nas ms ri.art. ow " ;_.i ; r 'cle
in winch the provender lor the animal l . |et
kept. When the bulc.ier is desirous uf ( ,.
killifi« 1 a li? has the convenience wi.\U
5, in which his horse may safely be'.,,
placed in the interim ; and also
exclusively to I in,self, in which he takes
off his usual garments, and assumes a garb
more suited lo the work of death. The
5 M .( .H, .iniinal i. «-Ml,
a species ot dram, and when cold is '^«4"™
away and put into tubs, lor the purpose ot,j.
being employed in refining sugar.
The pt oli'.S arising from its sale go to
ta.lb. mimf o» Aoaltoir, an,, 0«
il ment of the Inspector, and the servants ol,
the place. The difterent slaughter houses
are copiously supplied with a stream o.;
water, led oil in pipes, and thus, except on
killing davs, no unpleasant scene is exh.V-ra
con-1,ited. There are als» several melt.u^,,
houses, in which the fat oî the Abattoir is,
ta -Hto ta. ta-.«*«-:
W devoted »or cleaning the intestines am
teilt of the deaj animals. For these, as
well as the tallow, certain persons con
tract, with a proportional drawback paya
ble to the Government. '1'he days for
[bringing animals into the slaughter house
Monday and Tuesday, but the latter
is the principal day ; those for killing are
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
, 00 '
It has"never fallen to our lot to record
instance of self murder, attended witlJwas
more distressing circumstances, than that""
about to relate._() n
, 00 '
which we are now
the morning of Monday, Ü7th ult. Mrs. hli
/.abeth Ballard, of Gates county, N. C.
about the dawn of day, and after enn
a room .
sleeping, took a gun lelt the house unno
ticed, and in an instant the report wa»
heard. I he alarm drew the tam.ly to I ,e
door, within a few steps of which her body
was discovered weltering in blood .
supposed that she applied her toe to the
trigger, and put the mu/.-zle id the gun
close to her throat, the load haying passed
spaciouS|Cntirely through, which caused her death
instantaneously. tV e will attempt no de
scription of the heart-rending scene: lei
the reader imagine himself in the situa
jtion of a kind and indulgent husband, o
an affectionate parent, and a wncere friend of
of and he will have an idea of the sufferings l
which must have been endured by those
endearing connexions. Mrs. B. was only ed
; about 24 years ot age, is represented to
have been truly amiable in her dispesition,
of and pleasing in her manner, anti the cause
to of her rash determination can only be ac-tothe
theicounted tor by a partial derangement ot
evi-mind, under which she has been labouring)
; tor a tew weeks, from the effects ot a 9e
is vere illness. Mrs. B. had been married
or about three years, and has left an infant
lettonly eight monts old, to feel the want ot
« mother'» care.— [.Yurfulk Beacon.

Sir F.dward Home has recently made
fol-some interesting enquiries by way of
of parison, between the auricular organ« of
be man and quadrupeds. The result of
researches seems to prove that shrill tones,
the or the upper notes of an instrument, have
so comparatively little effect in exciting theithe
this attention of animals, whilst the full lower
resembl-tones stimulate them almost to fury. Sir
Edward observes, " that the effect of the
by high notes of the piano-forte upon the,ful
" great Lynch in Exeter Change, only
scar-ed his attention, which was considerable,
of though he remained silent and motionless.'happy
But no sooner were the flat, or lower notesjmore
versing a few minutes with lier father, Mr.
Robert' Riddick, at whose house, she was
on a visit with her husband, stepped into
where several of the family were
It is
«• » ^ 'r:,œÂïïrp f
srsr $&r £&.. .j
with the discontinuance of the music. The
re-deep tones of the French horn also pro
duced a similar effect with *•£% «**
of the piano-forte, on the jMepnanr, anu
animals, on which the experiment
was made,
The present rmy, with much propriety be alyl
i'riemlly attentions «nd social InteKouiW.
del . n p„iit e ne«3 is exactly opposed to sincerity
There seems lo be a tacit imderstamlnjK between
f^feit tricks the most aûroitly, is the most polish-to
e .l and polite. , ,
«•SStrü.TÄAÄl b2,ï-r.Mi»Ho
— -Hbochpohl''
door-made the accustomed enquny and handed
his card to the sc. vain. « Cancelled at a lucky
noment," said he, when he had overtaken me •• I "
s1wrv , observe grea t punctuality in returning
civilities with my friends"—"Bui why,! enquu
d. did you call on Mr C when you knew he was Ag
n t at home!-' '•Oh! exclaimed he, it «.wen.
ever purpose ot a vmt, and is lar less trouble i he .
1VlS ',. Uioos, bu, I was in debt to him »n the
,. ore (jt c ; v ii; t i es . -rhi» paper currency, 1 find, is
, , ît .„ (;ra | circulation : me sterhog com ot real
lends!,ip has become aca-ee ; n. .v and .hen we
" !:C1 wnh a lnv antiquated p.eces, but ilu-y are
'sä'ä. ». »»,
f.tÄ'S.Ä«' £
vtLe* mdates a,-e on ajourne,«.. .he White |
h,u s jj,.. Mimtriin returns s«.n from Newbury
a|>d >1|3 ., Trylll „k rt j s staving in IJoston." to
„ You c:in ),. HYe mv c .„.,h, ^s.i.l die mother with
, om
taUrf!lt to reconnoitre at the coach window ami
ore.aricate. The human character h «.fflcutni- g0
ly bad. it needs much amexdmni Ut the c.r "
r 'cle of one a triends l.e small it lie chooses i but
. |et „ be | iearty u „ (1 pcmiioo with those who pro
( ,. I8 . 0 be un itc<l in ihe silken band« of friemlahip
wi.\U this cold ceremony is downright mockery of by
be'.,, that is op- n fair and hon.^-4» ^
the l v ^, lcle )lfl |j, deeei,,without its purity.
The widow Tripit flit, ed by my window-a
sprightly knock summoned the servant to the
'^«4"™ e "ife though 1 expect, enfin lecture.
ot,j. >he di v CUV( . rs mv " scr ihlng.-'lhe servunt on
le red with . card.-1 ihougl.t, my dear, that
to you were not on tile most intimate terms with the
"Soï.'S Sfc
ol, * *««£ ' me the jutt , ec ,,, v
^ ..„ y Iny i rt i ;î , , a ,d l, "it blushes." - Von
o.; are sa iiri,»l, my der, it in rose paper." Very
on at popi,a,ep.per'widl, •* it ought tobe m more
exh.V-ra use ^
is, T f, is ' ear( M ea ving custom, confined to Us lego
tain j le pp«hensible, and may be classed with the
as ful | it . 3 alld tri(ncg ,,f the age..
con- ——
—— of
I'rom the Boston Galaxy, Novcm. 7. ance
TOLERATION.—At the opening of the
the supreme Court in this City on Tues
«Jay last, tlm Rev. W. Taylor, pastor of and
t| le Human Catholic Church, was request- dog
ed to otter up the customary prayer. The
{invitation was as grateful to him as it was into
unexpected. His performance was cha
ractcrised by a fervency of devotion, which
witlJwas felt and admired by those who heard
It was also marked by a sublime on-when
|giiiality ot thought clad in language stn
kingly eloquent, though somewhat varied had
from the common simplicity and turgid
bombast that are sometimes heard on si
milar occasions. After the religious ser
vice, he expressed to the sheriff of the
county the pleasure he felt in contrasting
the tolerant spirit which pervades the len
Christian world at the present day, with
that of former times, and remarked on the
singular fact that a priest, who held his
ordination from the Pope, should be invi- to
ted to pray for a Protestant Court, and that
too, on the anniversary of the eve of the
Gunpowder Plot—an anniversary which to
once observed with every possible
jmark of obloquy and reproach of the Ca
The only daughter of a wealthy Miller,
of Bpojetto, while playing with a arge
l pâme , e in o te ner wi ou ie
accident being perceived. 1 lie dog jump
ed immediately into the water—reached
to the little girl, and seizing her s rung y y
her garments, strove to bring her ashore,
but her dress was too weak, and yielding
ac-tothe water, the courageous dog was obit
ot ged to abandon his prize,
Unable to succeed in an ettort beyond
9e- his power, the disconsolate creature an
immediately to his master. Unloi tunate
man! he was yet ignorant of his calamity,
ot The dog informs him of it by the most in
Itelligent sign. Guided by a species ol rea
|son, he bore in hia tnouth the bonnet ol
his little mistress, and laid it with most
com-piteous cries at the feet ol his master.—
of The wretched father, averwhelmed with
hisawful presentiments, exclaimed atthedis
tressing sight, Alas ! my daughter. Not,
however, losing his presence of mind, at
theithe calamity which his mute interpreter
had so eloquently revealed, he rushed to
Sir the bank ol the river, and threw himself
the precipitately into the stream. The faith
the,ful dog accompanies and guides him the
call-;distance of several hundred yards. Pro-God
jdigious power of instinct! Singular and
motionless.'happy preservation. The Miller once
notesjmore a father, has again in his arms his
f ~ °" ,|t
^ g fi e pherd, who inhabited one of those
j| eyg0r g| en8 which intersect the Gram.
look after his flock, happened to carry
along with him one of Ins children, an m
«OM tHei, children C,.n it*
ihmate. 1 * 1 After twverf.nghhpastmliSl
aome tilnei atte nded by his dog, the shep
, f , ..• , f , the £
" eri * lound nimse . y ot
ascending a summit at some distance, to
have a more extensive view o Ins range.
Ag the a9Cen t was too fatiguing for the
chil|) he | eft him on a small plain at the
. with strirt iniunctions not to stir
bottom, with stnct injunctions not to stir
from it till his return. Scarcely, however,
had lie gained the summit, when the lion
zon wa " darkene d by one of those impen
etrab ^ ni i s ts which frequently descend J( .
«udr-f rr*7, *: " , fc
TSR TtaÄÄ taïïâ?
| last *ned hack to find hi« child: butowin
r . j.-i,..»,, and his own 1rs.
to th( r unusual darkness, and «'* a n tre
pidation, lie unfortunately missed his way
dangerous, he was therefore compelled a
g0 !lon , c , although he had lost both his child
" , ,, d w |,o had attended him faith
_ w-,. mm,;«« b
fully for many years. Next mon mg, by
break uf day, the shepherd, accompanied
by a band of his neighbours, set out m
Jarch of his child; but after a day spent
^ fMigue he was at last compj
led by the approach of night, to descend
from the mountain. On returning to his
cottage, he found that the dog which he
1 "' "*•' «ta, H., ton -,
receiving a piece of cake had ■
stantlv gone ofl again. For several sic
cessive days the shepherd renewed the
8earc h of his child, and Still, on returniDS
«•, J tata. ys h «» >
found that the dog had been home, and
receiving his usual allowance or cake,had |
instantly disappeared. Struck with tim
singular circumstance, he remained at
home one day ; and when the dog, as .«•
al, departed with h,s piece of cakt.he
resolved to follow him, and find out k
«S7, "'vrs." f'î'ikSS ï£ ï
the child.^ Hie banks ot the cataract are a!
most joined am! yet separated by an abyss
of immense depth, presented that appear
ance which so often astonishes and appals
of the travellers that frequent the Grampian
mountains. Down one of those ragged,
of and almost perpendicular descents, the
dog began, without hesitation, to make his
way, and at last disappeared by entering
was into a cave; the mouth of which was al
most level with the torrent. The sliep
herd with difficulty followed: but, on en.
tering the cave, what were his emotions,
on-when he beheld his infant eating with
much satisfaction the cake which the dog
had just brought him; while the faithful
animal stood by, eyeing hi3 young charge
si- with the utmost complacency ! From the
ser- situation in which the child was found, il
the appeared that he had wandered to the
brink of the precipice, and then either fal
the len or scrabbled down till he reached tin
with cave. The dog by means of his scent hail
the traced him to the spot; and afterwardl
his prevented him from starving by giving up
invi- to him his own daily allowance He a P
that pears never to have quitted the child b;
the night or day, except when it was necessar]
to go for food ; and ihen was always seen
running at full speed to and from the cut
Having reached the mill, with the father
carrying bis child in his arms, the Spaniel
exhibited an equal anxiety with his maj,
ter for the fate of the girl ; and when he
saw her restored to life, be fawned upon
her with caresses and joy. From that
time he followed her always, and regard,
ed her with a look of content, which indi
cate«] that the sensible animal rejoiced in
the benefits it had afforded.
■«ge .
The wife of a noble Venetia
lost her only son, gave herself i
most lively grief. A friendly prie
ing to console her, bid her remem
Pro-God commanded Abraham to sacr
only son. " Ah reverend father,"
she, "God would never have den
sach a sacrifice of a mother.
■«ge .
Tobacco was first brought into reputeK
England by this great man. By the cau
tion he took in sinoaking it privately, h®
did not intend it should be copied. B" 1
sitting one day in deep meditation, with I
pipe in his mouth, he inadvertently call*
to his man to bring him a tankard of beer
The fellow coming into the room, thre*
all the liquor into his master's face.jm 1
running down stairs, bawled out, "
Help! Sir Walter has studied till hishea;
fire, and the smoke burst out of hi
is on
mouth and nose.
It is a curious fact, that in Seneca's M<
dea, the chorus distinctly predicts the «lu
covery of America, which took place 1-lJ
years after the drama was written. I
the passage here alluded to, it
" A new Tiphys, a son of earth, will, 11
ages to come, discover remote region
towards the West, and Thule will n j
longer h: the extremity of the Universe

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