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THE ' ILLINOIS
MADER.
Our I'ouulry. fccr t'oir.iiu rie. unJ her Free Iustiliiiious.
VOLUME I.
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY , FE1UIUAKY ll. Hi ll.
NUMBER 40.
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rUHLIMIKn WEKRLT T
. GEORGE F. WEAVER & JOHN H1SE,
'Cunnl Street, nearly oppwsitt the Maiw'tm lliuite.
... : t k ii m s :
Two dollar and fifty cents per annum, if paid in
ndvance ; Three dollars if not paid before the "i--ration
of thn firntnix months: And three dollars
and twenty-five cents if delayed until the end of
the year.
Advertisements inserted at 5 1 per siniare for
the first insertion, and 25 cents for each sub
sequent insertion. A liberal discount made to
Iho.io who advertise by the yeur.
d3No paper diseontiiuieil until ull arrearages
nro paid, unless at the option of the editors.
All communications, to ensure attention, must
he post paid.
J Oil WO UK
Of every, description, executed in tho neatest
manner, at the usual prices.
' OTTAWA is the'scat of justice of La Sidle
county; is shunted at the junction of the I'ox river
with the Illinois, 200 miles, by water, from Saint
I.ouis, and mid-way between Chieajio and Peoria.
The population of Ottawa is about one thousand.
Alien! lor tlic I'rru Triulcr.
M. Mjit, ;
M. Mjrr, ) v La SilI,0 ,.olllllv in.
I. Hoi-fii v.v, S
C G. Mi llkii, Davtnii.
A. O. Shitii, Smith's Mills.
J.isof (ii-iitLr, 1 loy drove.
I,. V. I): m mock, VermilioiiviUe.
1 1 ic v ii v I'hiluH, Muns.ui, (udiaii ciec!..)
C. W. K Kir i. ns, 1. M. I'.mtiae.
Ukks Mo.imx, Moriran's .Mill.,
Jotr.s CJ. Ct.um-, Uristol. Kane Co. 111.
WnttiM Uvnkt, n?ar Van ltureii, 111.
Willi im K. 15ii iwv, Snubury, Illinois.
Hitvnv Ilti Ks, Hicks' mill. De Kalb Co. Ill,
W. W, Witx, Oswego, Kane Co. III.
Axtiioxt Pitzkh, Liootiesboro', Ole Co.. Ill,
From the Delaware (ia.etle.
the c.tp'iivi: i3i.x ;usr.
" Lo .' the jitmr Indian." I'oi-k.
Take, take me to my father-land,
' My native hills among:
To theo I lift my trembling hand;
Why art th ju deaf o long !
I pine to sec its sylvian bowers.
To gathcj unco again its lowers,
And hear the mock-birds son.
This wildwood may fcciii f.iir to thee
Alas, it hath no charm for me
Hound with the captive's thong.
I cannot linger here, nway
From my sweet childhood's home ;
Oil ! bid me not, red chief, to stay
With time these wilds to roam.
Theso rugged rocks nre dear, I ween ;
Compar'd lo ours, bright with the beam
That gilds my laud alone !
Ah ! shall I never sec it more,
Or gamble on its silver shore,
And hear the laku's soft moan !
Viutiov'd the haughty warrior Mood
Hegardless of the prayer,
And seem'd amid that solitude
Like beast within his lair!
His eyes now scowl'd like darkest night
IS'ow lit they up w'tli fierce delight
And shone with savage glare!
Then, foolish maiden, die! for stay
Thou shalt from thy young home away ;
Exclaiin'd tho chief in sneer !
Oh! harder than the flinty rock
Was that red warrior's heart ;
Rude to the maiden's breast the shock
That tore life's Mrinccs opart.
The bosom's restless heave was there
The settled feelings of despair;
The wild convulsive start :
Intelligence had fled its throne
She stood ns doth the imaged stone
Carv'd by the hand of art !
And now that form that once was fair,
Those eves that once were blight,
Have lost amid a soul's despair
The magic of their light.
Springs swectes flower's bloom in vain,.
Sad Autumn smiles upon the plain,
Affl paints the sky 'ere night :
Still, still their beauties arc unseen
13y the poor Indian maid, I ween
She perished with a blight.
1).
From the North American Review.
The Oregon Territory.
Fort Vancouver is situated on the
north side of the Columbia, live miles
above the mouth of the Multnomah, in a
handsome prairie, and upon a second
bank, about three quarters of a mile from
the river. This is the fort, as it stood
. -I T fcl - ' .1. - I ,1 I
wuen iir. t?mun arnveu mere ; out a
large one, 300 feet square, about three
quarters of a mile lower down, and within
two hundred yards of the river, was com
inenccd the spring he came away.
Twelve poimJcrs were the heaviest can
non which ho saw. The crop of lB'.'S
was seven hundred bushels of wheat, the
grain full and plump, and making good
Hour ; fourteen acres of corn ; the same
number of acre3 in peas ; eight acres of
oats ; four or five acres of barley ; a fine
garden ; some small apple-trees and grape
vines. The ensuing spring, eighty bush
els of seed-wheat were sown. About two
hundred head of cattle ; fifty horses and
breeding mares ; three hundred head of
hogs; fourteen goats; end the usual do
mestic fowls. They have mechanics of
various kinds, to wit, blacksmiths, gun
smiths, carpenters, coopers ; tinner, and
baker ; a good sawmill, live miles above,
on the bank of the river; a grist-mill,
worked by hand, but intended to work by
water. They have built two coasting
vessels, one ot which was then on a vov
a to the Sandwich Islands. No Eng
lish or white woman was at the fort ; but
a great number of mixedblood Indian
extraction, such as belong to tho British
fur-trading establishments, who were trea
ted as wives, and the families of children
taken care of accordingly, So that every
thing seemed to combine to prove, that
this fort was to be a permanent establish
ment. At Tort Vancouver, the goods of
tho Indian trade are imported from Lon
don, and enter the territories of the United
States paying no duties; and, from the
same point, the furs taken on the other
side of the mountains arc shipped. The
annual quantity of these furs could not be
exactly ascertained ; but Mr. !'mith was
informed, indirectly, that they amounted
lo thirty thousand beaver skins, besides
otter skins and small furs. The beaver
skins alone, at the New York price
would be worth about SW30,0(K. To ob
tain these furs, both trapping and trading
are resorted to. Various parties, provid
ed with traps, spread over the country
south of the Columbia, to the neighbor
hood of the Mexican territory ; and in
182 1-f), they crossed the liocky Moun
tains, and tripped on the waters of tho
Missouri river. They do not trap north
of latitude 3'.), but confine that business
to the territory of the United States.
Thus, this territory, being trapped by
both parties, is nearly exhausted of I lea
vers ; and, unless the British can be stop
ped, will soon be entirely exhausted, and
no place left within the United States,
where beaver fur, in any quantity, can be
obtained.
The inequality of the convention with
(Jreat Britain, in 1818. is most glaring
and apparent, and its continuance is a
great and manifest injury to the United
Slates. The privileges granted by it
have enabled the British to lake posses
sion of the Columbia river, and spread
over the country south of it ; while no
Americans have ever gone, or can venture
to go, on the British side. The interest
of the United States and her citizens cn
gagod in tho fur tr:ido recjuirco, that the
convention of 1818 should be terminated,
and each nation be confined to its own
territories. Besides this commercial in
terest there are other considerations re
quiring the same result. These arc, tho
influence which the British have already
acquired over the Indians in that quarter,
and the prospect of a British colony, and
a military and naval station on tho Colum
bia. Their influence over the Indians is
now decisive. Of this the Americans
have constant and striking proofs, in the
preference which they give to the British
in every particular.
Fort Vancouver, the principal drjtol of
the Hudson's Bay Company west of the
Rocky Mountains, stands on a gentle
acclivity, four hundred yards from tiie
shore, on the earth bank of the Columbia,
or Oregon river, about one hundred miles
from its month. The piincipal buildings
are enclosed by a picket, forming an area
of 751) by 150 feet. Within the picket,
there are thirty-four buildings of all des
criptions, including officers' dwelling
houses, workshops for carpenters, black
smiths, wheelwrights, coopers, tinners,
tfcc, all of wood, except the magazine for
powder, which is of brick. Outside and
very near the fort there arc forty-nine
cabins for laborers and mechanics, a large
and commodious barn and seven buildings
attached thereto ; a hospital and large boat
house on the shore, six miles above the
fort. On the north bank, the Hudson's
Bay Company have erected a saw-mill on
a never-failing stream of water, that falls
into the Columbia; cuts J,UUU to '2, 100
feet of lumber daily ; employs twenty
eight men, chiefly Sandwich Inlanders,
and ten yoke of oxen ; depth of water,
four fathoms, at the mill, where the ships
of the company take in their cargoes for
the Sandwich Islands market.
The farm at Vancouver contains, at
this time, about three thousand acres of
land, fenced and under cultivation, em
ploying generally ono hundred nnm, chief
ly Canadians and half-breed Iroquois ;
the mechanics are Europeans. Thee,
with the f ictors, trailers, clerks, and do
mestics, 'may be estimated at thirty.
The laborers and mechanics live outside
the fort, in good log cabins, two or
three families generally under one roof;
and, as nearly every man has a wife, or
lives with an Indian or half-breed woman,
and as each family has from two to five
slaves, the whole number of persons about
Vancouver may bo estimated at seven
hundred and fifty to eight hundred souls.
The police ot the establishment is as
strict as in the best regulated military
garrison. ' t . , , .
Tho farm at Vancouver has produced
this year, (1837.) 8,000 bushels of wheat,
5,500 bushels of barley, 0,001) ...ushcls of
oats, U,000 bushels of peas, 1 1,000 bush
els of potatoes, besides large quantities of
turnips (rutabaga,) pumpkins, vc. About
COO bushels of wheat, of the old crop,
remain on hand this year.
Stock consists of about 1,000 head of
neat cattle, 700 hogs, 200 sheep, -150 to
500 horses, and 40 voke of working oxen.
There is a large threshing machine, dis
tillery (not at present in operation), am
a grist-mill. In short, the farm is aluiud
antly supplied with all the requisite uteiv
sils for a much larger establishment ; and
it win tie inucn increased the ensuing
year. A thriving orchard is also planted ;
the apple, quince, pear, and the grape
grow well.
J'rtitc, iVc. A large ship arrives annu
ally from London, and discharges at Van
couver; cargo, chiefly coarse woollens
cloths, baizes, and blankets; hardware,
cutlery, calicoes, cottons, ami cotton
handkerchiefs ; tea, sugar, cofl'ee, and
cocoa; uinncco, soap, !e:uis, gun", pow
der, lead, rum, playing cards, boot:-, shoes,
ready-made clothing, eve., cc; besides
every description of sea Mores, canvas,
cordage, paints, oils, chains and chain
cable, anchors, tc, to refit the compa
ny 's ships, that remain on the coast.
These are the ship Ncreide, the brig Lla
ma, tho schooner Cadlorouh, and sloop
Bronghton ; the steamboat Be: v r, of one
hundred and fifty tons, two engines of
thirty horse power, built in Loudon last
year. These vessels are well armed and
manned ; the crews arc engaged in Eng
land, to serve five years, at ' pei month
for seamen. The London ship, with the
annual supply, usually arrives in the Co
lumbia in early spring, discharges, and
takes a cargo of lumber to the Sandwich
Islands; returns in August to receive the
furs that are brought lo the depot (fort
ancouver) once a year, from the interior,
iv the l,uluniuia river, lrom the Snake
country, and from the American rendez
vous west ot the Uoeky .Mountains, and
lrom as far south as St. r raneisco, in
California. Whilst one of the compa
ny's vessels brings in the collections of
furs and peltries made at the different de
pots along the coast at the north, the
steamboat is now being employed in navi-
nting tboac mngriilict-iit straits from Juan
de Euc:t to Stickern. Immense quantities
of furs, sea otter, beaver, martin, and sa
ble, can be collected along the shores of
these bays and inlets. The chief traders
it Xarquallah, in 17 30 Fort Laanglay,
m V.y i)0 , 1 ort .McLaughlin, in 52 I(i
Fort Simpson, in 51 -10v north, purchase
all the furs and peltries from the fndians
in their vicinity and as far as New Cale
donia, in the interior, and supply ihein
with guns, powder, lead, tobacco, beads,
Sec, all of which supplies are taken from
the principal depot at Fort Vancouver.
An express, as it is called, goes out in
March, annually, from Vancouver, and
ascends the Columbia nine hundred miles
in bateaux. One of the chief factors, or
chief traders, takes charge of the property,
and conveys to Vork factory, on Hud
son's) Day, tho annual returns of llio busi
ness conducted by the Hudson's Bay
company west of the Kocky Mountains,
in the Columbia district. This party
likewise conveys to the different foils
ilong the route, goods suitable to the In
dian trade ; other parties take up supplies,
as thry may be required, lo WallawalLth,
two hundred and fifty mil' s above Van
couver; to i oivitie, six iiuiidrcd miles
above ; to the fort at the junction of
Lewis's river, seven hundred miles above ;
and to the south to the Fort McKovs, on
thn river Umpqua, in latitude 1'C 50'
north ; and, last year (18:0, ) chief trader
McLeod took up to the American rendez
vous, in about latitude KC north, a large
supply of British manufactures. This
assemblage of American trappers and
hunters takes place annually on the west
ern fide of the Uoeky .Mountains, gener
ally in the month of July, and amounts to
from four hundred and fifty to live hund
red men, who bring the result of their
year's labor to sell to the American fur
traders. These persons purchase their
supplies for the trappers at St. Louis;
though, after being subject lo the duli"s
on tnesi; arucics, teliiclly ol llnf li man
ufacture.) they transport their goods about
one thousand four humliYd miles by land,
to sell to citizens of tin: l.'nited Stales
within our acknowledged lines of territo
ry. Last year, they met a powerful op
ponent, in the agent of this foreign mon
opoly, chief trader , McLeod, who could
well alford to undersell the American fur
trader on hi vim irr:nnj, first, by
having the advantage of water communi
cation on the Columbia and Lewis's riv
ers for a distance of seven or eight hund
red miles; and, secondly, by introducing
thn goods free of duly, which is equal to
at least twenty-five to thirty per centum ;
but a greater evil than this caisls in the
influence the Hudson's Bay company
exercises over the Indians by supplying
tlivui witlt arms and nihmiinilion, which
may prove, at some future period, highly
dangerous to our frontier settlements
Besides this, the policy of this company
is calculated to perpetuate the institution
of slavery, w hich now exists, and is en
couraged, among all the Indian tribej
west of the Uoeky Mountains.
I shall refer to this more particularly
hereafter. From what 1 have seen, I feel
perfectly satisfied, that no individual en
terprise can compete with this immense
foreign monopoly established in our own
waters.
AVoiiicii .Miii'ltrt in Turkey.
An l.'ugli-.!i traveler in Turkey gives t!ic fol
lowing account of the ki!c and purchase of fc
ma'ci ;
But a market where horrid idea !
women are sold like beasts. (Jod forbid
that I should defend it! At the same
time, the pretty creatures sccin so con
tent that I cannot pity them. Perhaps I
should follow the example of most wri
ters, who, whenever they touch by chance
on such a subject, give vent to a deal of
sen'.inie ntalism ami vapouring about wee
ping innocence, and dishevelled locks, and
torn garments, and beaten breasts. Such
exists only in imagination, and 1 helteve
at many w ho describe the slave markets,
m such moving terms, ncer saw one.
Occasional heart-rending scenes occur, in
case of captives of war, or victims of re
volt, wrenched suddenly lrom nil that is
dear; but these are rave occurrences.
The Circassians and (Jeorgians, who
form the trade supply, are only victims of
custom, willing vistuns ; being brought
up by their mercenary parents for the
merchants. II bora Mehoinnu'ilan, tlicy
remain so; if born Christians, they arc
educated in no faith, in order that they
may conform, when purchased, to the
Musseluian faith, and, therefore, they suf
fer no sacrifice on that score. They live'
i secluded life, harshly treated by their
relations, never seeing a strangers face,
and, therefore, form no ties of friendship
or love, preserve no pleasing recollections
of home, to make them regret their coun
try. Their destination is constantly be
fore their eyes, painted in glow ing colors ;
and so far from dreading it, they look for
the moment of going to Anapa, or Poti,
w hence they are shipped for Slanihoul,
w ith as much eagerness as a pailor-boaid-er
of a French or Italian convent for her
emancipation. In the market they arc
lodged in separate apartments, carefully
secluded, where, in the hours i f business
between 0 and l'J they may be v isi
ted by aspirants for such delicate ware.
I need not draw a veil over what follows.
Decorum prevails. The would-be pur
chaser may fix bis eyes on the lady's
face, and his hands may ri'icive evidence
of her bust. The waltz allows nearly as
much liberty before hundreds of eyes.
Of course, the merchant gives his war
rants, on which, and th" preceding data,
the bargain is closed. The common
price for a tolerable good looking maid is
about .CI 00. Some fetch hundreds, the
value depending as much on accomplish
ments a.-; on beauty ; but such are gene
rally singled out by the busier Aga. A
coarser article from Nubia and Abyssinia
is exposed publicly on platforms, beneath
verandahs, before the ciibs of the white
china.
A more while toothed, plump-checked,
merry-eyed set I seldom witnessed, with
a smile and a gibe fir every one, and of
ten an audible "Buy me." They arc
sold easily and without trouble. Ladies
arc; the usual purchasers for domestics.
slight inspection Miliiecs. The girl
gets up olf the ground, gathers her coarse
loth around her loins, bids her compa
nions adieu, and trips gaily, barefooted
and bareheaded, after her new mistress,
wlr immediately dresses her a la Turque,
hides her ebony with white ve
price of oie: i'l about
I'roiii tin- Mi! a uukce .-'e nliucl.
1'iltll.llll OiiOionr.
A few days since, a large yellowish
panther, was discovered near the house ol
Mr. I in-lead, lil'ieen or fixtccn miles
west of Prairie du Chien, in Clayton
couuly, Iowa I erntory, by .Messrs.
Could, Paul, and Umstead. Viewing him
as rather a dangerous neighbor, lliev
deemed it the most politic course to pre
vent ilcnicilatious bv destroying linn at
once. Accordingly, pursuit was made
with one gun and two dogs. The enemy
- i
was soon driven into lus den or cave,
some lit teen icet occ , m tlic suns ol a
perpendicular rock. The dogs were then
scut in, in hopes of ousting him : but he
handled them so roughly that one soon
came hack with his nose and sides se
verely torn. The other in battle had got
over the panther and was in his rear in
th" cave. This was not pleasant to the
owner, as it was a valuable animal, and to
induce the animal to come out the men
retired to a distance, within rillo shot to
await tho event. The plan succeeded ;
the panther noon came out, and the other
do shot by him and came to his master.
The panther's qucik eye discovered his
enemies as soon as he emerged from bis
den, and whuelcd and returned, passing
the retiring dog at the instant: allot' which
was done too quick for the marksmen to
shoot. As tin: dog was out and the pan
ther in the den, the mouth was walled up
with stone to prevent his escape, as night
was fast approaching. In this condition he
remained four days before another attempt
w as mrule to get him out, in hopes that in
the meantime he would starve or suffo
cate. On opening the cave it was soon found
that the panther was alive and ready to
give fight if further oppressed. But 1 'in
stead, unwilling to give up bis prey, took
a candle and entered his cave, in which
were several small angles and narrow
passages, barely allowing a man to creep.
On turning one of these angles, and at the
narrowest part of the cave, I instead came
so near the animal that it spit in his face, I
.! t ...
eai-iiue ; at tins tic retreated a little ami
kindled a lire the others passing him in
dry wood, and filled the space entirely
with cumbustiblo substance. He then
built a stone wall outside of the fire, and
another at the mouth of the den.
Having thus beseiged and secured their
enemy, the men awaited the r.-snlt. They
soon found the work of death in a rapid
stage of progress. The panther grow led
and made a plunge into the lire, but the
wall preventing his escape, was obliged to
retire, and he then groaned and expired.
But to make the work sure, and gio
time for the fire to extinguish, so that
they could pass the place of its action, two
or three days more expired before the den
was re-opened ; when the panther was
found back ol the place of the lire, still
and cold. When got out, he measured
upwards of six feet from the lip of the
nose lo the end of the tail, and was so
heavy that it requiicd two men lo carry
him a short distance to the house. Some
half dozen of these animals have been
killed within two years past, between
Turkey river and this place, on the west
side of the Mississippi, but this is the first
and only one bearded and burnt in his
den.
Nrolcli lluii J nun.
Never, perhaps, since the time of Lord
Byron, has a handsomer face been seen
than that of Sir ( 'barb s Watcrforl. His
full dark eyes, his expansive forehead, and
his small and gentlemanly hand, distin
guished bim among all the ladies in this
tart of the country. Nothing was fo
langenius to their peace of mind as his
conversation, and nothing so seductive jis
lis little llalleries. In short, he turned
all ih'.ir heads. But Sir Charles had a
ruinous vice, which blighted every thing.
He was a gambler. Ho bad espoused
rieh :;iid noiiie ladies, whose dowcries
should have made him a rich man, for he
i:ui feir wives, who were all dead,
and slept forever in the i-amo tetnb. To-
lay Sir Charles Walcrfort appeared be
fore a jury, in company with a Dr. Black,
charged with having attempted the death
of his wife, Lady Betsy Uai, by starva
tion. At the coinmeni-enient of the pre
sent year this lady, contrary to the wishes
of her family, married Sir Charles, illicit
ly four times a widower. She bad long
loved him, and it was in vain that her
lamuy remonstrated with ner, and pointed
out the mysterious fate of the four deceas
ed wives. The marriage was celebrat
ed, and Lady Betsy in due lime pre
sented the worthy Baronet w ith an heir to
lis title. Her Ladyship one day feeling
slightly indisposed, Dr. Black was called
in. He felt the pulse of his patient, exa
mined the tongue, 'and prescribed a die!.
The diet was continued until the unfortu
nate lady was almost mad. Nothing but
liquids was ullow t d hi r, not a particle of
iread must enter her hps.
In alit of delirium s,h.!f..i-ilc!ie.lni her
infant, and seemed in the very act of do-
vourittg it to satisfy the cruings of na-
Hire, when the u ri lug em
es i f the child 1
brought the father into the room, win
could not bear the thoughts of losing tin
child, although he had planned the dc
stri ction of its mothi r. To .ic the
child he or b-red f o I to be given to the
parent ; and linn to a sort of paternal iu
stiet, aain-t which the hardened heart ol
Sir Charles vv;;-s not quite proof, her lady
ship owed her iv"er a'ioii.
M... M....-!...j W ,!oi Cu t vi-'u further
. -',,' i ..
c larccil Willi Having, ov uie assistance oi
Dr. Black, causad the death of his four
first wives by the same means in order to
get their fortunes, for the purpose of li
quidating the debts which his gambling
propensities were couliuually incurring.
The noble prosecutrix simply staled the
fact of her having been starveiL as above
stated, but aid she had nothing more to
say against the prisoners. Twenty-one
witnesses were examined in proof of the
fjcU of the case, consisting of the servants
and tenantry of the accused Baronet.
Both prisoners were found guilty, and sen-
tenccu to twenty years transportation.
:Molhcr be CbrrrfaL '
Not in studies above their years, or ill
irksome tasks, should children be employ
cd. The joyous freshness of their young
natures should be preserved while they
learn the duties that fit them for this life
and the next. Wipe atvay their tears
Kcmcmber hov? hurtful :ne the heavy
rains to the under blossom just opening
on the day. Cherish their smiles. It
them learn to draw happiness from all
surrounding objects since there must be
sonic mixture of happiness in every thing
but sin. It was once said of a beautiful
woman, that from her childhood she had
ever spoken smiling, as if the heart poured
joy from the lips, and they turned it into
lirauty.
May 1 be forgiven for so repeatedly
pressing on mothers to wear the linia
incnls of cheerfulness ? "To be good
and disagreeable, is high treason against
tin; rovalitv of virtue," said a correct
moralist. How much is it to be depreca
ted, when piety, the t.nly found.nion of
true happiness, fails of making that joy
visible to the eye ! lis happiness is mc
lody of soul, the concord of our feelings
with the circumstances of our lot, the"
harmony id" the whole being with the will
ol our Creator, how dcsiiable that this
melody should produce the response of
sweet tones and a Finding countenance,
that even slight observers may be won by
the charms of its external symbols.
'cilli r of Tlirm.
The following laughable account of a'
duel is from a late uuubcr of Chtirla
O'Mullty :
"And Boyle, did von know Sir Ilany
Boyle?"
"To be sure I did. Shall I ever forgt t
him, and his capital blunders, that kept
me laughing the whole, time I spent in
Ireland ? I was in the Jiouse when he
concluded a panegyric upon a fiicnd, by
calling him 'the father of the poor, and
uncle to Lord Donoughmore.' "
tf'He was the only man who could ren
der by a bull what it was impossible to
convey more correctly," said Power
"you have heard of his duel with Harry
'J oolcr ?"
'Never. Lei's hear it."
"It was a bull from beginning-to end.
Boyle took it into his head that Harrv
was a person with whom he had a serious
row in Cork. Harry, on the other hand,
mistook Boyle for old Cnplcs, whom lie '
had been pursuring w ith horse-whipping
intentions for sonic months ; they met in
Kildare street Club, and some little collo
quy satisfied them that they were right
in their conjectures': each 'party being so
eagerly ready to meet the views of the
other.'''
"It never was a diflicult matter to find a
friend in Publin; and, to do them justice,
Irish seconds, generally speaking, are
perfectly free from any imputation upon
the score of good breeding. No men
have less impertinent curiosity r.s to the
cause ;f ihe quarrel; wisely supposing
that the principals know their own affairs
best, they cautiously abstain from indul
ging any prying spirit, but proceed to
dischaige their functions as best they
may. Accordingly, Sir Harry and Dick
were set, as the phrase is, at twelve pa-
Ices; and to use hovie s own words, tor
I have heard him relate the story"
"'We blazed away, sir, for three
rounds. I put two in his hat, and one
in his neckcloth ; his shot went all through
the skirt of my coat.'
"'We'll spend the day here,' : said
Considiue, 'at this rale; couldn't you
manage to put them closer V
'And giie us a little more time in the
world,' says I.
'Exactly,' said Dick.
"Well, th y .moved us forward two
:M'1"' J"" " 1 lu Vtbvna
' " ,. . , ,
" '''' lJ'!f U,,,C WC.WCr0 car
we opportunity to scan caclt
oilier s laces ; welt, sir, 1 stared at nun,
, and he at inc. . .
i - What ;' said I. .. .
! 'El. ." said he. ' ,
" 'How 's this ' said I. , . , -
i 'You're not Billy Caples," tanl he.
i 'Devilal.it,' siiid I, 'nor I don't think
i you're; Archy He vino ; and faith, sir, to
it appeared; we were fighting away all
the morning for nothing, for tome how
il turned out 'iV U (ts neither rf n.
'1 liuc la Jri I .
Cr.tum, the celebrated Irish barrister,
was indefatigably industrious. Ho was
so anxious not to lose a moment in sleep,
which in his opinion ought to be devoted
lo study, that he contrived' singular ap
paratus to rouse hiiu reguhuly at day
break. A small cask filled with water
was pUccd over a basin, vyliich. stood on
a shell' immediately' above nia pillow, and,
the cock, of it was suiKcieutly turned to
fill the" hasm by day light ; so that if lie
did not r?se, the water flowed upon hi
person atid bedding.

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