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. w mm n ii b r-ji c.a rw i -vrik. i m k f -j m m .-..(, - xi w hi tti r.i vi ism w m . a . J r-i p v c .. J' I -mi ii Ffl .a e f BhB I vi Vii . ci l -a rr.Tins ...ilimKrim; I -- u i in ia l . ra i . mt wm. r if i a I f . ...4 - . 1 ; Our Country, bcr Cominerre, and bcr Twc InsliluUons. , . ,y . ,, , v''C"; J ''' VOLUME II. OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, FIUDaV, MAY 28, mil NUMBER l: .. tV l' : 1 a- 4 V i '1 v , , ' FUKLlKHtll wittti nr . GEORGE F. WEAVER & JOHN HISE iUt Salle tt red, tmc dmir from the vurth-uxst eurfr vf the I'ublic Sjuure. " V tkiimh: Two dolhint and fifty irnls prr sitititiiu, if 'ui.li UJvanrr; Tlirm ilnllnrs if mil m'nl ln'1'oro llit'ex t.iliii of tho lirst kix iimiitlis; Ami tlircc tlullat unil twenty-five ccnU if JrlaycJ until the cud Vhe voar. , '. AdvcTtiKPinpnts inserted nt per miirc urn c;o fliiif, ralli'd liy the pettier "Old ("ross-rire" not fo uiueli on account of his years, as front the circumstance of his firing his rille fiiuu his left shoulder, 1 his ehtcltain had, at the head of his arty, committed numerous depredations upon the settlements, hut always succeed' cd in escaping unharmed ; despite the many exertions made by the hunters to thu flrst insertion,' nml 25 cenu lr laili huIiH arrest Ii is tniunatc career. IMil t-ross-ueiii inxuriiou. A lilierul dincount maJc tJ I-'irc was an expert woodsman ; and ma ll,osnyvl.oa.lverU:el.y lhoyear borderer uas willitl? to hear testi- trt'No iiier (lisrontinued until nil arrearages 1 J . . ? ire paid, utile at the option of the editors. foony to Ins surprising skill as a marks- '4 A II nmiimittlirilliillia. In oiiuiin iitttntiDn. itiuyl lie post iui4. JOB WORK Of every description, executed in the neatest i ' manner, at the UHunl prices.' ' (IT I'AWA i Hie seat of justice of I.n Salle ctuiuty ; is nilualcd at thu junction of the Fox river ! with the Illinois. SIM) miles, hv water, from Saint J I. uis, and mid-way between Chicago and 1'eoria. j Agent for Ilie Free Trader. .At. Mhtt, ? iVru, La 8alle couii', III. C li. All Lien, Dayton, v' A. U, Smith, Wniith's mills. !; JAtio-t (iTULKT, Troy (irove. J. l.,- W. VitoeK, Vcrmilionville. ' IUB PuiLLirs Munson, (iHiliau cieck.) i'.' W. KutJiotiis, 1. At. l'onliac. j : Pun Moiijt, Alorgnn's tnill. ; Jmts li. t'l.M'i', Uristol, Kane Co. III. ' Vllt.rv'l-ltv,'Kvl"'ar Van llliren. III. WiiiA.n 1. Uii"W!, Suiiliury, Illinois. UKrMtirKH, Hicks' mill. Do Kalh Co. III. m,r ilr ir - ,i I A?erit,Ki riTZKW,15ooncalioro'f lglc Co. III. ..From the Wheeling (iazctte. ' .; IMDEWKIJi TO Tllli M'lMI. . .. v, III E. (. IlKLMOV. Farewell to the land of my boyhood and ylee, Theictiesoflitircfi icndshiii and kindred more dear biml my heart, though an exile, forever to thee Ah! home of my childhood, I leave with a tear; Yet, yet the bright West will still bold the place Which infancy's home ever keeps in the soul, And never, no never, can absence efface Tilt! laud of my boyhood my trcasu re my goal. 'Along jjlr'ahgera I'll roam, and 'mid stranger I'll , ' .dwell, L - And scenes of more splendor seem fair to the eye, f 1'H RaTie on, 'lis tmc but the heart must still swell, ; Al thiyk on the home, which I left with a sigh ; J " Tft'Tfif native land, of wildwnod and louutaiu, yw y4atcr wiiuh dance to the cataract's rour . Of kike which bill mirror the cedar clad niouutail, And kiss thu bright pebbles which gem the sweet '; - . bhorc. ' . Farewell to the land where the red mnn roams free; . V here the deer, and the elk, and the buflalo bound, Vyiiere tho huge shelvini; rock, and the moss " covmred tree, In nature's true mantle alone can be found : , Where Liberty's banner bird cleaves the thin air, AsBcrcaming she wheels from the precipice grey; Where tho howl of the panther is heard from his ' : lair, A swiftly he seiies and rends his poor prey. Farewell dearest Witt, thou land of my birth, Thou nurse of my youthful sports glad, wild and free! .. To me thou'lt be ever tho Eden of earth ; And inem'ry's truonecdlc.will e'er point to thee: A mother I found thee, thou dark western wild. ' Parental and fond in thy nourishing care, And cvor, nud aye, shall thy forest reared child, Prove true to tftc birthright of which he is heir. From the Southern Literary Messenger. -OLD CHOSS-FIIIE. .A Story of I lie Norlli-Western Ilorili-r. si- : 4ro 11 T S. MCKII II -N A N. Tho early history of North-Western Virginia is rile with incidents of a roman tic character. The extraordinary perse verance and courage which characterized tho pioneers of that region of country, and the almost incredible sullcrings they were compelled to endure, are, perhaps, with out a parallell in the history of any conn try hut our own. Whilst many of those who penetrated far into the western wilds venirhither to hew down the forest trees, nnd make tho wilderness assume the cheerful aspect of the abode of civilized man, a large number of persons were at tracted to the country hy the love ol dan 'crous adventure, and a fondness for liv ing in a state of comparative restraint from the forms of social life. The latter i fchlsa of adventurers, though not so num - .ebon us the lirst. furnished most of the ') ' licjoes of those desperate partizau rccoiin I . ?tcT8 With tho natives, which occupy so J targe a space in tho annals of the West, " -t '' During the first eight years of that long Jn bloody war with the savage tribes, "which commenced in the year the ' , Vcltlemcnts on the upper portion of the : Ohior river' seem to have been peculiarly Obnoxious to the Indians.- Several furi ous assaults were made by largo bodies uf MingoesWyandots, and Shawnecs, ; upon Port Wheeling, and other stockade 'V' f forta in that vifinily ; and small parties f.. marauders; were eontinually prowling nliout the settlements, employing thetn- bcIvcs ill burning houses, destroying ernps, ' driving ot' cattle, and murdering ithe people us trcquently as occasion ol- ( lorcu. ; ; J Among, tlnj most notoi ioiu of the lead " m of these savajro bricaudj, wad a Min- mm. Ilo liml Ircniicntly come in colli- uu with Maj. McCulloch, Lewis Wetz cj, and other famous Indian hunters ; iHt. all their stratagem and prowess was vanly exerted; the Mingo invariably catie oil' unscathed, and was emboldened to Vflict his acts of wanton cruelty with incensed temerity. His person was I'amtiar to mrt of the settlers. lie was of hictilean Wirie, his height being sev eral hches ovtr six feet: and every part of hit vast franc was built in admirable projionion, if w except his arms, which, likothiso of Ub Koy McUrcgor, were so long that "I'ho chief couli Kland in npii-ht mien, - Aid fairly grip I s knees." !?c curried a rille of more than ordinary weight, which he trunn-fircil from his left shoulder, and, (tough contrary to the coinmoji rule, with rimost unvarying ac curacy and ell'ect. . At the time of the ucident aft.to be relateil, the Indians lad, in a great cen sure, ceased their hiiHilo incursions Uj,, Western ir"iiua. Jiost of them lia retired farther Went, tt operate agaiusty, the setllcinents on the lower section ol the Ohio. Even Old ('ross-Fire himself, who lingered about Whaling long tifler his tawny conirades had changed their seat of war, was now seldom spoken of by the settlers. The prevailing idea was that he had forsaken his old theatre ol operations for another that promised a better remuneration for his toils. I lie only individual who dissented from this opinion was Lewis W etzel, ono of the most successful Indian scouts ever known. Wetzel, was, perhaps, possessed of a more thorough knowledge of the charac ter and habits of the Mingo chief than any white man on border, for ho had often been an eye-witness of his crafty move ments when beset by his enemies. 1 he chief had long been the especial object of W etzel s hatred ; and though ho had Of ten laid deep plans to ensnare him, the wily savage always found means to Irus Irate them. In the course ol Ins recent rambles through the country, Wetzel fre quently discovered some peculiar mark or ign which confirmed 1 1 1 m in his convic tion that the Indian had not left the neigh borhood. His friends endeavored to per suade him that he was mistaken, but he resolutely adhered to his opinion, and lectured that he would yet "bo the tlcall of tho curscj old red dog." ... . As etzel could not convince the set tiers that Old Cross-Fire was yet lurking ibout the neighborhood, he ceased to mention bis name ; but never allowed a week to elapse without taking a 6cout through the country in the hope of com ing in contact with him. The settlers however, lulled themselves into security and apprehensive of no impending dan gcr, engaged in agricultural pursuits. They cleared the rich botloin-lands, built substantial fences, planted their corn anil potatoes, and soon gave an air of comfort, and a promise of plenty, to their infant settlement. 1 heir implements of war wore thrown aside as articles no longt useful. A man, it is true, was occasion allv seen with a rille upon his shoulder but no other purpose was had in view than to shoot a deer or a wild turkey About this time a young man from the cast of the Allcuhanies arrived at the Wheeling settlements, lie had perlorin ed the entire journey across the moun tains on horseback, at an inclement sea son of the year, and was nearly exhaust ed with fatigue and exposure to the ele ments, lie was destined to Kentucky, but gladly accepted an invitation to pass a few days with Col. Zanc, one of the ear liest settlers at Wheeling, to whom he bore a letter of introduction. Flliotl Frazier had scarcely passed a day in the hospitable dwelling of Col. 'ane, before he was seized with disease, the 'ef fects of his recent exposure, which confin ed him to his bed. His malady assumed a Frrioua character, depriving him at limes of his reason. He laid for many days un conscious of his condition, and insrnsible to what was passing around him. When at length his disease took a favorable turn, and his mind regained its suspended pow ers, ho discovered that a beautiful bciiiR was hovering over his couch tenderly administering to his wants, and lnanil'eaV ing, by lite sweet smile that played upon Iter countenance, a pleaoiualdu feding at witnessing the improvement of his condi Tin good Samaritan who watched over the stranger-youth was Uosc Mason, the fairest flower that bloomed on the bank of the Ohio. She was the adopted d aught er of Col. 'ane, the intimate friend of her gallant father, who had lost his life in a desperate eonllict with the Indians, during the early stages of tho war. Kosc had re ceived her education at one of the best sem inaries the "old settlements" afforded in those days ; but she had imbibed no senti ment that destroyed tho nativo simplicity of her manners. She was a young lady of fine intellect; and her heart was filled with affection and gentle sympathies, to the exclusion of every unworthy passion.- Although sho was delicately sensible to every thing unbecoming her sex, she saw no impropriety in contributing all in her power towards alleviating the sufferings of a fellow mortal. She volunteered her services cheerfully to act the part of nurse to the patient. She felt a rational pfcaciirc in supplying the inval.id with even- little comfort which his situation required. Un der her soothing ministration Elliott re gained his health. j The youth now often pokc of continu ing his journey to Kentucky. Day after day, however, passed by, and he still re mained at Wheeling. In sparsely popula ted regions strong personal attachments! are quiokly formcd. Tho manly bearing of Elliott had rendered him alavountc a- mong the settlers, and they siougly urged him to abandon his original intention, and remain where ho was. .To thij proposi tion he declared he could not accede; but when the image of Uosc Mason presented 4sell before his mind s eye, he was ncar- vtemptcd to recall his words'.' Hire the .arrival' of young Frazier. a new Urr had found its way into Rose's llCIirt f if Inn1 l-liii1t elm iirnd niinLIrt " cxplu 'When he snoke to her abotrl bis c:qicefu (tn:irmrC) a sU(jc of mcj. aneholy woV, overspread.' her countcn- nee and bafi, coinplutely the bright mile that ustiah. ,i ,.,. ;, .,,,, was no disstniula ia llm Illai(len. Bje felt that his ubsei.cy0llia caUBC hn tQ bo unhappy, and shy no iig t0 conceal inu sorrow w-mi,:.,i, ci,A teniolateu the event. ..tin ..ii ?i . i iinou, saiu sue, c. , flU must agree to remain with . ..... not spare you. , , "it win never uoi . cxci,iri ,t, youth "I have been idling my ty,, jicrc too long already ; and 1 11 jumpmr ,i the first boat that nnsses'down the r . it. "We will all feel very unhappy vtn you arc gone. "Iot more so tti.-.n i win, uose, re plied Elliott. "The happiest days of my life," he continued, "were thouiv of my recent sickness. If it were not wicked I could almost pray for another opportunity to have you for my ministering angel "Elliott !" "ForL'ive mo Rose. I A lt a deeti sen' of gratitude for your kind attentions,. -mid I knew not how to express it. "I am going to Short Creelf to-mor row, to visit a friend," said Kosc, "ami you must go with me." "It is hard to refuse you, replied Elli ott; "but I may miss an opportunity ol descending the river u I p wili you. 'I'ho water is up now, and boats may be expected to-morrow." , "I will not excuse you," said Rose. "A day or week is ef no consequence to you. If you miss the fmt boat, you can wait for another. "True; but" "I will listen to 6 more objections," interrupted the maiden ; "you muat be my companion to Short creek, to-morrow." : ' mm 11 1 t 1111' "And why not tor Hie asueu luiuv ott. , . No reply was made to this question. Uose had not anticipated such an inter rogatory ; nor did its lull meaning, at lirst, Hash upon lu:r mind. IJtit when its true sense became apparent to In r, a thrill went to her heart, and a deep blush suf fused her cheek. For the first time, she now found that she was in love. She spoke in an tillered tone, without raising her head, which she had, unwittingly, Mast down. "You will go with me '?" she said. "Most surely, dear Rose," replied El liott, who was delighted to find that he had no offended her by the alrtiiu;ss of his words. "I can refuse you noth ing," he added ', "and the bo;its may come and go, by fleets, for all that I care." . ' . "I will depend upon vou," said the maiden, as she left him ; for Rose's mind was filled with such rtraugo ideas that she was elad to seek solitude Soon iil'ler the sun had risen tf the following day, Elliott Frazier was before the door busied in denning his rille. - Lewis Wetzel just tlu.ii approached hini from the diiecift'i of the high hill in rear ol the toil. ' T . p quired tin' hunter, as he eSino up to the youth, and lowered his gun to his feet. "I am going to Short creek with Miss Mason," said Elliott. "I shall take my gun along, and if I can only get a glance at a buck's tail, I'll bring it home as a trophy of my skill in rifie shooting." ' "If you see a deer, Ellit," said the scout, laughing, "you'll be sure to git the bin k fever." "Never fear !" replied the youth. "Sh-Ii things always happen to green hands," said Wetzel ; "but you'll git over ilicr fever bv-and-bve. That rille of yourn aint exactly to my likinr," he con tinued ; and hero he took the richly mounted rille of the young man and de liberately examined it in till its parts. "It's too light, intirely ; and as for these silver fixins', they aiut of any manner of use." "They will not prevent it from shoot ing wellj' said Elliott. ' "No ! nor neither they won't," rejoin ed Wetzel ; "hut I'll be skinned if I'd "have 'em on a gun of mine. Now, here's my old woman, Ellit," added the hunter, as he raised his weather beaten rifle from the ground : "an uglier old rip you never laid your eyes on ; but, then, and there's no mistake in her. She always Idh. Many's the red skin uhe's sent to his lomr home." "It is a valuable piece without doubt," said the youth. "The red dogs think any how," returned Wetzel. "1 suppose you arc almost out of prac tice in killing them." "Well, 1 may say you arc about half right, Ellit; 1 liaint had a glimpse of one fiiuco last fall. I've got a strong notion to put off down to Kentuek with you. They say they arc not scarce "therea bouts ; but I can't agree to leave thrc settlements until 1 finish that cursed ras cal, Old .Cross-Fire. The scamp has balked nic so often that I have sworn vengeance on him. 1 know he's still sneaking about these quarters, because I come across some sign of him every now. nnd then. 1 was out all last nigbt anff'tbc ulghLiifjjrc, in svirch of the old dog;"... ''"You do not imagine," asked Elliott, "that he is lurking about hero now, do you 1" . , "That s exactly wliat 1 think," ans wered Wetzel, "lie will not dare molest uo, Lewis ?" "I wouldn't trust him." "Lewis, how far is it to Short creek?" ."It might bo twelve miles by the way ou'U have to go. ( an you keep the :k, think you! iss Mason knows tli'i couisc ; she rvilfvivft to nilot us aloiur. "Wxll, she won't .lose the ath, vou Lniay deperd ; she's nu tinrommo. nice A young woman, Ellit; and she rides eiri;1i in i) a trooper, in the bargain, lint yond chanfy cui uHviWl -" j 111 another moment tho horses were brought to thn door. Rose made her appearance, nnd was assisted into lirr saddle by Elliott; whilst Wetzel held the plump white pony by the bridle. "It really does me good, child, to see you look so well," said the scout to Rose. "Now, be careful," he enjoined, "in riding along the steep ridges, child. I'll bo right down Uneasy until I hear you've trot save to your journey's end." o . the mystery ; and it was diiliculuo dc-; .' Ut tcrmine what count he shotild.adopt. " x Ho resigned"; himself to depair. aod V '' -scarcely aware of 'wtjat ' he- Was doing? .;' galloped off tin tho bridle Mih.witii ; quiry was well timed, for I really fofgotl hope of detecting the traoes of horses' to charge my gun before starting. Now, feet; but the density of tlii leaves which "I do, most assuredly, Rose ; and I hope to convince you that I can before we reach our journey end." ... "Is your gun well loaded ?" "Loaded !" reiterated Elliott ; "the in ,' M "Thank vou, Lewis," said Rose; "we will try and not fall oil' our horses." Elliott was now mounted, bearing his rille in his left hand. ' " "I'll help you, Ellit, to bring your buck in," said Wetzel, with a Mguilicahi Kinih- "only lake care of the buck fever! Good bye.". Elliott and Kosc moved off briskly, along tho bridle path, up llm bill. The narrowness of tho road compelled them to ride singly; Rose taking the had. After passing some distance along the top of thi! lidge, the path ih vceiidrd tin; opposite side, and led to a large run, in the bed uf which tin y now were obliged to ride. The run was very nuiiili, and had, for .llie most part, a ledge of rocks lor its bed. I he boots ol the liorsi s striking against the rocks, and rcckle.-s splashing of the water, occasioned more noise than was desirable. I b ar, Rose," said Elliott, "that thi-i is a dangerous road for a lady to travel. 4 "I .u I10t :diaid, said she; "1 nave been over it teveral UincS. "It is a miserable poor one, Lose, 1 must say. 1 des pise a road that makes mo ride behind you perpetually ; and, here I am, splashing you ouli.igeOiisly !'' "We will soon leave the run, and eo it another thine. The road will be bet ter, then, 1 hope." "And so do 1, with all my soul ! I al most wish 1 had not brought my gun arun",'aj 1 lied more difficulty in'eai i v in:- 'over thin aufil road than 1 expected. "W bid's lo biAlonc lo-dav, Ellit?" iir 'flu y.ni t'n in I. ou euubi :A"A -nKt. 1 if we were to see a deer, I shouM be vex ed almost to death." "There is our trttning-off place, said' Rose", as-they reached the point a"t which the path diverged- irom the run, and they both rode out of. the Water. ... "I must disnioWit- here V exclaimed Elliott, "to load lny -rjflei,. It will never do to riile through tho; .woods with an empty rille in one's hand, when he has powder and balls in iibunthm'ecivithhiin." The young man dismounted his steed, and fastened thcjridle to a saplmtf- near by ; after which he commenced loading his rifle. "Make haste, Elliott !" exclaimed Rose, who stdl sat upon her saddle, "I see a deer upon tire run !" 'Indeed! said the youth, as he hur riedly returned the ramrod ; and quickly elevating his firelock as high as his breast, he cast his eyes in the direction designa ted by Rose's hand. . "I sec him !" ho ejaculated hastily. The animal, which was a fine buck, was probably a hundred yards up bn nin. standing apparently motionless, and look ing directly towards the wayfarers..'! will give bun a piece of cold lead,' he idded, "il he will stand long enough. ' Rose, will your pony be frightened when i I shoot?" "Not in the least," she replied. "Ti v I your skill, but be sure to hit him." "Trust me that far, Rose," rejoined the youth. He cautioned Rose to hold a tight rein and be upon her guard, when be should lire. Carefully describing a small eireuit along the adjacent hillside, tho novitiate hunter at last succeeded in gaining a fav orable position from which to fire at the noble animal, which was still gazing nt tho horses. Elliott supported his piece against the side of a larno tree, nnd. tak ing deliberate aim, fired. The buck fell upon his fore knees. Satisfied that his svt had been successful, his first object was t gianco towards Rose to see wheth er lllO Vorsf,q 11;,,1 rnni'imil ol-i.l.- Doth animai .., stniuliinr ubeie be had left them, .,M(, 1oS(J wavc, handkerchief in comrw,, (Q h(, y hunter s skill. I railing u-r,.. length, he bounded towards '-SpCt.,t,j victim with a joyful countenance.., deer, however, suddenly recovered itse'. and retreated, limpingly, up the ravine. Ellis started in pursuit of the fugitive expecting at every plop to sec him fall from the loss of blood, which was, at every leap the animal made, staining the leaves, and clearly marking out his course. Uut tin; wounded buck continued on at a wit which flielnly outstripped tho tod- f,'" march of his pursuer, until, at length r il fmni exhaustion of his vital powers, i. a fuW minutes more the tri umphant you.., bunter, to scenic bis prize from the u.wi.s of prey until he could have him broug., i,llo the fort, had the lifeless buck swung i,;,,, m the air 1 on tne lop oi a Hickory sapiu.. Elliott was full of pleasurable, excite ment. He had now killed his first Acer, and be could not help smiling at the ide. of telling Lewis Wetzel that his predic tions about the "buck fever" had prov ed, by ibe event, erroneous. He lost no time in retracing his sti ps towards tho place at which he had left Rose ; and he derived a renewed pleasure from the re flection that he had borne out her own last injunction. He 'had performed but a short distance of his if trogade march, when he discov ered his horse galloping towards linn, with uoslii! ) distended, and the u ins of hi bridle broken and flapping against his breast. A familiar Word spoken to the all'ri'dtled steed caused iuui to step, and bis ina.ler seemed him. Tyiii!! to ocdtei tli' broken reins as well as he . .i.l.l lie vaulted llliisll llie faddlo and lashed off down the iaine at. lull spctil l'lie horse frequently started at some ol eel on the way-side, and the lice u.e ol the spur became necessary lo urge linn rapidly forward. W hen ho icached the poi.it at which he expected lo find hi. fair charge, she was gone ' I 'he feelinos of the youth at this junc ture were peculiarly painful. The smile of di.'le'ht which had but a lew moments before illuminated his countenance, was r,v,. Irui.i.. (I for an cxiiresMou ol u.j . . e mingled melancholy, uiortilicalton and anguish. It 'as impossible for him to ctiiqecluro what bar)-', become of Rose; but" he had too niufh evidence before him lo doubt that somc-MTioU event had U.ui- pired dm in- the "innthat- ho w.s uUitui. lie i.houtid aloud, but no ' . . . 1 : . ....II Tl,.. i " 11 I'.'.- ' mi. in. covered tho onmrf-cttiaHy ."defeated the object. When he had le-'-ri f V ' ; 'hno'ltntcd tho hill,tlic sLarp report.' i , ' . ( pine-saluted his cars,1 whiikjtc utmdv'.':'. ' heard a bullet whiz past Wlteadyr'Sy-' -..H" horse, seized with renewed idaifii, pliiiitt-" ' ed' pi-ceipi'tately' down the hill passing ' furiously over the brush and fallen tini,- :l v ' . ' ber, and calling into requisition all tlic'v.'; eooincss ami equestrian skill of Elliott,', to enable him to iriaintainhh seat. Jres-' ently another shot was fi'rcaf from a dif-. ferent quarter, which lodgr-d itself in tho withers of the horse, whose headlong speed now became redoubled. - ' : It was apparent to the youth that lie ! was beset with Indians.' A 'moments re flection determined hiiii to repair, with all possible expedition, to the fort, ami have a detachment of men sent in mir- ' suit of the enemy. He felt convinced that Lose had been captured bv them . and inwardly reproaching himself as the cause of her calamity, ho uttered a soh emu vow to rescue her or die in the at tempt. . ' . ..." '. (Conclusion in our next.) Fr mi the Daltimorc Farmer and Gardner. The Plough nnd ils Alli-ibatra. - "Wake up my muse ! wake up my roul ! Survey the tjlolio from pole to pole; To what employment shall I bow, " ' ' Pursue ihe arts or hold the plough V Of all employments I think that of euid- ing the Plough would be most desirable : and for various reasons : Health, wealth, and a consciousness of doing good. It was said by. Dr. iiiAXKLix, that eruidini! star of American youth, that "he who would be wealthy now, must till the 6oil and guide tho plough," and truly he did say so ; for, "1 :pn a just and strict ntteatioii . The plough appears a high invention." All nations and communities of people arc subservient to its influence. ; without, it, tho necessary means and wherewithal for tho sustenance of life would be denied to us. .The tiller of the soil, with the aid , of his plough, is emphatically the ocnctacior of Ins people. Wcr--r'rr a nation, to be depri 113 ""'B1; flueneo. woXwr-fould be our situation; calamity upon calamity would dwell around us; Limine upon lamtnc, in its '"t direful shape and form, would haunt our -4jrs; and starvation would be our lot. '"v .. . . - . Si ' n ' T,-t.' re: .'ot: 1.. w a a I..II.. !Cd loil vi appcjicd All natioik.'w.nn r-ico nflhe earL. .,.i n .v,. :..tt.,K,i,,. ., r -.k 'r'v"- uiiu mi inu iiii"i"i"niereoi, arc ucpuiiu- s . fc-.i.." i iy Drouguv liinuwiHon, oi . for their prosperity, and m hg" existence. A land ia gyS.6.1! hlcssed - with vtie iJouuvtcB un a USiccut Provi- . dence, which has placcjltor our use the sun above and aroundto sYicil its rays and cause the vegetation or the, earth td .. Ilourish and bring forth the ineanai.of sub-v - " sistence ; and tho rain and dews oChcav en to fall for the same purpose. The Heathen and the Christian alike mustv.;. look to that all-powerful instrument for ,'s aid. It was foreseen by the Saviour of , cue world that it. was needed tor n w written, that ,J ' "The meat M.;si.ih, when he wrought, ' f Made yokes and ploughs, a we are Uught " ' Iii sumo countries, where "princes, , notcntales and dukes do reign," to them is given the preference to "draw the first furrow" for the people, in their blind . : subservience, do believe that they (their ' rulers) are best capacitated for llie olhcp-l as is here shown : 'M.ii-ul, rcnowne l of India's land, , First takes the pl.ui.h into his h.Ol't ; His tuillioii i then in honor toil, ,. To pulveii.o tho fertile (f-'il." ' Elisha of old, it is said, drove tho t and held llie plough, and rent and tore the rugged earth with ; twenty-four oxen. Immortal Job l.iunelud his plough with a llious-.uid oxen, and rent the day. Furthermore, the ploughman is the ... happiest and jiioI contented being alive,. " See the ploughboy following in the fur- ) ,-ow, on a calm, suliry, summer's layj' observe bis blithe and jolly countenance i , hear the melody of his noon-day ong, and the shrill sound of his soid-siimiio; ! whisile. -W ho can look and Jfcar, with- ; out being Btruck with tho truth that ( (full pursuits by man inrtiiitcd, ,..,,'i ,'; - , The phnmlimmi is the ktt eoutcatvd. ' .' .Of-' True "it is, that he i not ulwdys amply i rewarded, in a pecuniary sensev for his riabouvt he is contented 4lm ''nonsct- . ousucss fjf doing good, the will, and the means, are sufficient. '' Ha toils iht for , nmhinir;- 1"' sees all .e looking vp to ,, him for t'.tc biead t satiate their craving ilii.m I' I. . - "''. ' -' . . ., v ,trSi-.-- - " '.L 0