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B 11 A T T LEB 0 11 0 , " V t ' M A Y 13, 18 3 6.
NO. 36.
IMblUlied eery Friday Morning,
.. 2 UnilJinj, nearly oppoIte CtiatoV
i' ... if
BlllgO imust.-.
.iUrriiWs Two Dnll.irit n vcar,
prv -..,. Unffi.
I" ' fi ,v cli.CDiint frmn llicso price of twenty
I ..,ll t! iiuilfl I" d'o PaJ' ' auncc
I4 miii U iwt milSc at ,,,e ,'Pirn,ion ,r tlio jcur
' ... . I I.. I lr 7 'n ti.inrr iliirnnl !niiift
IMt will 1 '""" 1' ' " , "
,rteiraS' "e I''1'1'' cxr'1 al ,ho 0l,,l,n n,f,,,
I'lieri , timers y man nwsi uu iuni-uiu ur
"" ...... iinliHttlWfl I
D,rin)ti-cnncl on im.dr-rale lernu.
f,m the KniArrWkcr for April.
the lmnATii or spring.
fcwllv it Moat my lattice through! .
Inmlk'iuccl Soiiiii- ii comc, micro .summer
l.nnirli. e wwtnni lilne .
.joitui burn, je liwMuiprlwineil learI
fLJ.Vatnrc' murw line and tlins
trense (bull, on llio first breath of Spring!
h mwer of the florr! thy ki of Imlm
nil vake t Ik in , niiintng, i mc rimiicr lino iicnm:
Lihnwdaail talc llion wcndcil likn n charm,
Iinilin? carli il"c. and flinging eicrv utrvam:
lomtltncJ infurm hound the frnlirk licnl,
lilllhiiiji liiin; c raplure ilirrcil.
Lminpr uf Slav! wnt forth to ilrcn
IAIcatri ihr Ixmrri flip toon fhall beautify,
3 man's npirit o'er life'a u ildcrncu
J. 11,11V m tiiifv fulutilv:
ihai like ilicc I the ivorhl might rove,
iJliJ all llin'g' into ami '"'el
,.i wMtiom arc a mutery,
fj'nf lk.it nii"titirr mi ft cry llio mind!
In.i.iw. a fir off iilinrc ! fee:
Btt Ktiiu a fragrance on thy wing, aweet wind,
lieiun violet', nlirn ill leave expand
kjrttiullnjol my name lamn
III! pnr, of that crt ndnr lmrn,
InlUft-liomr, and Ms l.ir-iliailiiiving Irces
mhj mulct, Hie (Misled i.nvn,
lpilipM mcidoiv lie.iutiuil nre thcie!
Ilwii-blficibe hut phantoms of the mind,
111 lite lor Uicir presence, gcnlle wind.
loinLamarlinc's Pilgrimage to iho IIo-
mn 1833, a work whicli tins passed
li:h tno editions within a short time.
hisi'eil Jerusalem ns a poet rtnd pliiloso-
I. mi returned with his mind cnliglit-
It stitlimo and awltil lessons." On
abject of devotion nt sea, ho says :
rnyer was not invented : it wns born
Ithe first sigh, with tho first joy, tho firs,t
n of the human heart : or ruthcr man
Iborntoprjyj to glorify God or to inv
fnim, was ins only mission hero below,
senerishes before him. or with him:
Ihecry of glory, of admiration, or of love
In De raises towards the Creator, does
ish on his passing from the earth :
tucfiv.s, it resounds from nee to age. in
r,M.o i..i.... r:i. .. 'r jv i
I-iuiiui iiuiiiiiy, iiuc uiu etna oi uib
voice, like the reflection of his own
t'lBcencc. it is the onlv tiling; in man
't n wholly divine, anil which he can
tewith jiy and pride, for this pride is n
jelo Him, to whom alone homage is
ike infinite Beintr.
I'! a world is the world of prayer I
I an invisible but all powerful lie is
gi wings mutually known or unknown,
ag together or separately for each olh-
mm anvays seemed to me that prayer
viuj real lorce, or tit least the great
"ceof man l Man cannot conceive its
V-but what does he conceive The
wioh diives mnn to breathe proves
him that air is necessary to his life !
IjMnct of prayer proves "also to the
M efficacy of nraver.
Iormerly man did not go to sleep on
'r "im peruuious tied ol ttic ocean
raising his soul und his voice to
tMu rendering glory to his sublime
wwdst all these stars, and waves,
""mils of mountains amidst all the
f. Md all the perils of nip-lit. Even-
fljfi'ts were ntwavs said nn linnnl n
'"ice the
twecasc. praver is dmif nn ilu lin
'.oW liberalism of the 18th century.
in itself nnlliiniT nf lif,. ir itu
;JM of the soul's enthusiasm. This
' cretin of
have transmitted down to us with
"P and sorrows, has been extinmiisln-d
JD in our davs of disnnln nml nriiln
mixed up Cod with our quarrels.
Widow of the Dei,,, u u-rrihle to some
insects, just hurst into life, to
lOlllOrrOIV nnA ...I 1 .1....
"!?)'. "' a few days sweep awity,
1'ini thi'ir ivi, .i 'i.... 1 .. .
i u UUBU UILrifll HUM
.i -
. -.. ..iii,i-m-u uones pn some
"ore, Jear to confnss
17 ln(!,lit Being whom tho heavens
e seas confess. They alR-cl to dis
name Him wi10 (i:.f
not ilisilniii tn
I itau, nn,j vvhy? 3ecnug(, UH.8e
I '"f a Uniform, mn mnt, .. ..ri..:
calculations, nnd call themselves
Tlf the 10th centnrvl Ilnnnilv
rniury passes away, and I see u
e approach!,, nn age truly reli-
DliU'nirtli .1 - w
flame 1
. vii, men Uo ot con lgJ Uo(
;"iguagc, or in the pamo creed
I"" confess him m l. ; .,!
I, . "I; " Pning the. hi idgo that
I'llle Cedrnn !.!!!..
pwen of Olives, scats himself upon
:."01 the most Solitni-ir nnd nldnsl nf
I !'rocs-thus moralizing:
ll . - "in IIU U V UUII Ut VIIU
,' 80 lf trembled on the tree; I
uZ e'Si or a monicnt, rinil'roverted
m lt Vha "'S1". tho evu of tho re-
h , 1110 '"""an raco, when the Di-
I, -"qCI urnriK In l ilrniTt: t in I'lm.
M, t)'umoto meeting his death nt
It .e' I eiKllliri'll nf mu lii.nrl ivhnt
n. . J .Ilk' IllVillll 111 iiin t:iiiL!a'
imiiiinii. t ; . "V -
Ifn. it 'noii no came to pur-
L7? .10 myself tho oxtromilvof an-
I. ""en must linvn tmh ii i it 1 inn f in nt
unnrxt . ,v" ",v v.
ii .wan WhOll lis rnnlnmnlntsrl nl n
- viivuiiv y
single glance nil the misery, the darkness,
the bitterness, the vanity, the iniquities of the
7 t ,vncn 11 wns l8 will, nlone to
lift the burden of tho crimes and misfortunes
under which htttnnn nninn. Inn,.,.,! .1,,...
und groaning, passes through this valley
ui iL-urs; wnen tie prrcetvod that even a
new cqnsolntion, nnd truth itself, could not
be brought (0 man but nt the price of his
the shadow- of denth, which he already felt
upon him, he said to his Father, 'Let this
cup pass from me I' nnd I feeble, innornnt.
..v itiiwii uiillll!T nnric in ll'rrnr inlnrii
miserable man. I nlso nmv m- m iln r.,m
of the same tree, 'Lord I may tnvcun of hit.
tertuss pass from tne, tnny"it be poured by
nit iiiiu inn cuniice aireauy tirttnu lor us I"
lie had strength to drink 'it tn thn
he knew Thee: lie had sei-n Tlir... lin
knew wherefore ho wns about to drink it:
hu knew tho immortal lifi ivbirli tiivnili.il
hiuiiboyond his tomb of three days. I nrose
Jx'uii'ed tho V.ivine pri'deitinmion'of this
spot for (he most mournful scene of the Sa
viour s passion."
A gentleman from the country, placed his
son witii a ury goods merchant in
street. For a time all went on well At
eilL'th U lndv CaillO into tlir Rlnri. In nnr.
chase rt silk dress, and the young mnn wait-
en upon tier. 1 hu pneu demanded was a
greed to, and he proceeded to fold the goods;
Ho discovered, before he had finished, n flaw
in the silk, and pointinc it out to die lndv.
said, "madam, 1 deetn it my duty to tell you
that there is n fracture in the silk."
Of course she did not take it.
The merchant overheard the remark, nnd
immediately wiote to the father of the young
mnn to como nnd take him home: ""for."
snid he, "he trill never make a merchant."
1 he father, who hud ever renosed confi
dence, in his son, wns much grieved, nnd
hastened to tile city to be, informed of his
deficiencies. "Why will he not mnkc n
merchant. V aked he.
"Because he has no tact ;" was the an
swer. "Only n day or two niro. he to d tl a-
ly voluntarily who was buyine silk of
linn that the coods were damaged nnd lost
the bargain. Purchasers must look out for
thcistlccs. If they cnnnol discover fluws it
would be foolishness in me to tell them of
their existence."
And is that nil his fault ?' asked the pa
'Yes," answered the merchant, "he is ve
ry well in other respects."
"Then I love my son better thnn ever:
and 1 thank yon for telling me of the matter;
I would not have him another day in your
store for the world." i
iVc moke no comment on the nlbvp.4
Whether such tl trndi ns the mnrchnnl
would make, is not rather Hiking the advan
tage of the purchaser's ignorance, than inn
king the best use ol ono s unowieuge, wo
leave to onr readers to decide. iV. '. Gal.
To Young Men. There is no moral ob
ject so beaultlul to nie ns a conscientious
young mnn! 1 watch Dim ns I ao n star
in the heavens ; clouds may bo befote him,
but wo know that his light is behind them,
nnd will beam agnin ; the blaze of others'
prosperity may outshine him, but wo Know
that though unseen he illuminates his own
irue sphere. Mo resists temptation nut with
out a struggle.lor that is not a virtue; uui ne
iWs resist undcoiiaueri he hears the sar
casms of the ptofligatu nnd it stings him, for
that is the trial of virtue, nnd holtenlsthe
wound with his own pure touch, lie heeds
not the watchivord of fashion, if it leads to
sin ; tho ntheist who says not only with his
1 !... l.tc lino 'lln.ri. is nn find
controls him not, for he sees the hand ofu
creating God nnd reverences it, of a preserv
ing God nnd rejoices in it. Womnn is shel
tered by fond arms nnd guided by loving
counsel ; old ngo is proteuted by experience,
and manhood by its strengtn ; nui me young
mnn stands amidst the temptations of the
world like n self balanced tower. Huppv
he who set ks nnd gains tho prop und shel
ter of Christianity.
Onward, then, conscientious youth I rntse
thy standard nnd nerve thyself lor goodness.
II God has given liiieiieciuni power, .un-i
it in that cause: never let it be said of thee
ho helped to ruisothe tide of sin by pouring
his influence into its channels, ii inou uu
feeble in mental strength, throw nut that
poor drop into a polluted curnnt. Awake,
arise, young man i assume uiv- uvuh.i
ments of virtue 1 it isoasy. fearfully easy to
sin, it is difficult to bo pure and holy. Put
on thv strength then, let thy chivalry he a
rouse'd against error.Jet truth be thy ludy
love defend ivt. Southern Rose.
niiMKJinuniNo and Fonar.TTiNo. The
philosophy of memory, wo leave to other
hands. Somo of its phenomena, however,
mny hu here staled. Every body knows
that men remember Lome things more readt
lv than others. For instance,
I They remember ajfronls nnd injuries
received, while they wrfK forget injuries
done to others. '
2. Thev remember dcois lino io uium
i ... e. . . i imi nivi in nt ftf nersons.
3, They remember tnetr wrus,
while they lorget tneir unu wuca.
a 'Plinv ri.mumber the homage they con
dun to them from their inferiors, but
forget that which they owo tu their supe
riors. , .
0. Thov remember what js connected
with their business, wiitte tncy onen rum
plain of a bad memory which forgets n ser
It is probablo thai tho art of mcmpry is
tho art of attention, ond that atlentlon is giv
.... ir. ii,nt in which we feel interested; if so.
these fuels of remembering and forgetting
give no very flatterins testimony to .the mor-
nl principle of mankind. In truth they c
vince tho depravity of the heart. Hup, Rtp.
From the Legend of a lag Cabin.
tiik mNTi:n8 ri2itu,s.
On the fourth day, nhout noon, being then
about forty miles direct distance frpiu H ,
wo cnnie upon the trail or n huge body of
Indians, who hnd passed there the tiny be
fore, and were going tip river. It was not
n wnr party, ns the tracks of women nnd
children were mingled with those.or grown
men. We followed four or five miles, when,
nt u soft piece or ground, 1 caught sight ofu
foot mark I knew right well. "I'wns the
broad flu! foot ofthe Indian, whom we called
Brondfoot. I showed it to Johnson, who
agreed that there could he no doubt us to
wtioni it belonged. We traced it nlong till
at the lop of n rid-'e the mirly scnuriit...!
Brondfoot nnd four mhrm titk
directly out frimrltioiveTtTnrJnien
principally old men. women, and children,
sun loiiowtng up Hie stream. Here John
son nnd I cnlled n hall, ntidconsulteil wheth
er we should follow B road foot niwTh is franrr
or the larger parly. Jolmsowfifcis for the
latter plan, saying, thnt wherc7triir6Jyere so
ninny women and children, theyofiust needs
iiiuiusiowiy, aim wesiiotilil easily overtake
them, and like enough lake a scalp or two.
I wanted to track Brondfool still, l.ntli .
cause I longed lo tnke the scoundrel's scnlp,
nnd because I could not but think we stood
the best chance of finding the boy, by keep-
mi; un mi; iron oi tne enemy oi whom he
wns in search. Finally, Johnson gave in,
and we followed (he smaller, or wnr party.
Poor Jim grumbled n good deal at what
he culled my wrong-headedne.s. "There
were twenty or thirty tracks," he said ; "they
were going slow, and by night wo could
have overtaken ihein, nnd taken n scnlp or
two nt least. Eten n squaw's scnlp would
have been some satisfaction ; nay, n child's
would have been belter than nothing."
"What on earth do you wutit with a
squaw's sculp, much more with n poor
papoose's, Jim Johnson?" said 1.
"Why, Bnlt, 1 don't wnnt u squaw's scalp,
nor n papoose's, if I can get a wnrrior's ; but
surely half a loaf is better than no bread.
Hero we have been on n range four days,
nnd hnve not hnd n shot at a red skin man
woman, or child though we all know the
woods nre full of them. It is loo bad ; I
vow it is a disgrnce to the settlement there
has not h single scalp been brought into
iiurmer in a irionin." .Johnson went on
grumbling mid complaining, but I did not
mind him, but kept n sharp eye on the trail.
Wc followed it steadily nnd pretty rapidly
till night-fall ; we then camped, lighted our
fire, cooked a bit of boaf steuk, and went qui-
on the trail, nnd followed it steadily till nctu i
noon: then n new fobt-ninrk joined it; 1
gnve hut one glnm-e, 'twos limn CnSs. The
sight of the loot-marks warmed my heart:
I gave a glad shout, and followed tho trail
with renewed energy. I did not lose the
chance of bragging over Jim. "See, Jim,
wns'u't I right alter all? 1 knew the boy
was true breed, the genuine old hunter blood
is in him, nnd for all his book learning it
will show itself ; you see he is on the right
scent now, nnd my word for it, he will tree
the name." Just us Johnson began some
light and joking reply, I heard tho sharp
crack, crack, crack three rifles. Jolinson,
who -was a sten or two in front of me, gave
one bound right up into tho nir, und fell
dead at my feet. At the same time I felt n
numbness in mv riirht leer: 1 too was hit.
I looked un the "hill side, live Indinns were
houndinir down nt n trreat rate. There wns
no lime to lose, I run for life. Luckily th
ball had not touched the bono; in a moment
they were till after me at full speed. I gave
ono glance over my shoulder to see how
they were coming; only one was very near
tne, and it 1 cotiltl mil escape nun, i unu no
fears for the rest, lor on level ground, even
with my hurt leg, 1 could lenvo any Indian
r , i . i . -i . .. i..
i.i r do ii in u mu on u suun i.itu. m u uiuiuit.-
moro I heard another rifle; I glanced be
hind. The Indian who was nearest mc
und he was fearfully near Mood still, grop
ins in the uir with his hands for a moment,
and then fell. One of Ins companions hud
hit the wrong mark ; the Indians saw the
fatal error, and filled the air with their yells.
1 ran on ; making for a creek wc had passed
in the early part ol the day. 1 soon lotimi
lli. it nn run' ivna nftt'r lllf. Lilt tllCTO WHS lit'
tleealety in that; the savages could not look
..i ..... I.. it iviiliniit liiiilinir that I wns won II-
III III H'M' " ' ,
tied, and tins would encourage idem to nuni
me down. Mv wound, too, began to uc ve
rv nninfu I. mid I fell that it would be impos
sible for me to reneh the creek without n
rest; ytt I scarce dared stop, till nt Inst 1
piiimi to a svcumoio tree, wiiicn was nop
lowed out by tot. Here I determined to
make inv resting place; in tho upper pnrl
of this hollow I can probably remain con
rnaled. or. if discovered, sell mv life-dearly
The only opening to this tree was nhoiii
four feet from the- ground, scarce torgo eu
otmh to permit a man to crawl in; once in
the space would easily permit n dozen men
to stand nt ease. I crept in nnd bc-san to
tnke a reirnlnr stirvov of inv little fortress,
I found tuero were several small notes, uie
size of a dollar, and one, near twenty feet
liom the ground, whoro a limb It ml broken
off, whicli ws larger than that nt which 1
hud entered, Hero 1 rested for somo time,
nnd having plucked some lenves us I went
through the woods, I now chewed and ap
plied them to my wound w'ilh grent relief.
You may well 'suppose 1 kept n good look
out nil the' while, lost the savages should
coino on mo unawares. I had watched thorn
for more thnn hn hour, when I caught sight
of them following jny trail. The first was
a chief, a large, tail, powerful fellow, with a
fyuther in his high tuft of hair, medals, on his
breast, and Wajripuni. beads hanging in
' 1 . M . it.. ..
strings from his dress.
U""i 'A
fresh srnlp, which 1 knew
nn file, by six other ; In Z I
I'vui juiiiisoirs, lie wns
they ndvnnced on the Irnif, lill.they came
A. , "...in- mm, iiii.iiii-v i-iimi
Within fifty fi.,.! of-llu' Ire,. T-l
fd, and l could have picked one oil' very
ysily. hut 1 thought 1 would wait mid sec
what plan thev Mnitlff rwtnnf A flu.
ivnispering m-d gesticulating, two of ihef lif
. uetnched, nnd mnde n circuit
rmintl the tree, apparently to discover wheth
er the (mil led beyond it. When they had
completed their round nnd joined their com
panions, they held nnolher long talk ; final
ly, three raised their rifles and fired nt tho
hole in the tree. One of the balls only en
tered the hole, hut ns I took good care "to he
out of range, ii did no harm. Airoin thev
held n talk ; thov Seemed irresolute n-lmt in
i", mm i tie
i.. , . , ... - .......
wuuriueu. nnd limn imi-n,, -. .
-.ii .
very loud, and finally slowly and softly, ns
though piM dead. The Rtrntn irmn It ml its
ffeci. Al the first SCri'Iim till Inrlfime rrnt-.i
n shout of triumph, mid then, ns they heard
the groans, they advanced towards the tree.
Still their tutiiral craft did not Cfitirely de
sert them, for they crept on very slowly.
Stopping every now and then, nnd lisieninir
with eager mention. Finulh-. tb. lie.nl
man stood beside the opening, he poked in
his rifle, movipg it nhout; then lie thrust in
his head ; mid just as he was fairly in. I
fired, nnd blew the top of his head alt ofT
He fell forward, his body blocking up the
hole. In nn instant I snrnnrr nn liim t.i.
edthe rifle from his dying ernsp, pointed it
from ono of the stnnlfloop holes, fired, and
another Indian wns dead besiilo his (1liiif
the others gnve one yell of despair, and took
lo trees. There was now, for a while, n
ccssalion of our warfare. The Indians,
each hid behind some neighboring tree.
crc conceaicu iroin me, and did not seem
very much inclined to leave their covert.
In the mean time I was hu,sy rifling the
dead Chief. The gun I hail taken, nnd
wiiicn had nlrendy clone nie such good ser
vice. 1 found. on lookinirnt it. wns Johnson's:
the savage hud a well filled bullet pouch
and a horn of powder; the ammunition was
of immense importance to tne. as I had not
above n dozen charges left, nnd there wns
no telling how long this light might last.
I nlso col u Inree bair of lurched corn, nml
a siniill (pity it was so very smnllj flask of
wnisKey. naving secured theso valuable
spoils, I resumed my quiot wntch of thcxav-
llit.. . ". otiiiur, wnen i saw
take rehigcBl'miiflS .VflKJl.O-.'iUi.ijU.lrgVvOlld
U'm . .... ...I i ,
about twenty or thirty yards from my tree.
Here they were out ol my sight, and, what
was worse, they could creep round, nnd ap
proach on either side without my Knowing
whereto look for them. "This," thought 1,
"will never do; I'll see iT I can't break up
tho council they are holding, or at least get
an-idea or whut they are ubout." I began
to climb the sides of the tree. As the rot
had entcn in irregularly, it left a good many
knots and knobs; so that, notwithstanding
mv lame leg, 1 made out finally to reach
the upper hole. Cuuliously I poked my
head out, nnd was rejoiced to hud Hint J
ould command n full view of inv enemies.
There lay the whole live, their heads togtth
er, talking and pointing, evidently hatching
some plan for my destruction. Having sat
isfied mvsell thnt Iroin the top ol my lort I
I. . ,1.1
could lul one of the savages, I descended
nnniu, nnd fastening one end of my bell lo
my side, and lying the two rifles, ready load
ed, to the other, I ascended ORuin. Justns
I caught sight of the savages, two ol them
mnde off, rolling mid creeping along till
they wero out of range of my rifle ; then
they took lo the woods, and I saw no more
of them. Here wns another hint to mu (o
bo in haste, ns the vnrmin were sending, for
reinforcements. Slowly mid carefully L
push 'ij nut my rifles', mid resting one .in the
cruit u or the tree, 1 took deliberate aim at
the nearest Indian. Hu lay tint on the
ground, mid, my hull hit tho very centre
of lrV;eyntl His companions sprang on
their it-Vi; gazing till around, evidently at n
loss to tell whencu the blow enme. As
lliL'V. blonil. lliuru I noul.l mho ) frt.1 iiiui,
and in n moment another fell, with a ball
through his body. The second shot roused
the remaining Indian lo thu necessity oi
putting shelter between htm and me. ne
sprang behind a trte,. Hero ho remained a
long lime, till finding ho was not likely lo
move, mid knowing thnt their reinforcement
could not bo far distant. 1 determined lo be
oft I went to work with my tomahawk,
cutting a hole in tho tree opposite to where
ho Iny, and in half nn hour's time I could
creep out. 1 then hid Jolinson s rule, loou
mv own in hand, and crept softly out. Tak
ing ad vantage of the ground, I wns soon
out of sight of the Indian ; then I sprnng to
my feet, und mtulc towards the creek with
mv best speed. I wnlked more thnn an
hour undisturbed, and began lo indulge the
hopo of reaching tho creek without further
danger. I hud gained thu top of the last
hill, and tho creek lay in tho valley below;
I paused for a moment, nnd looking back, I
saw four stout Indians on tho opposite hill,
not inoro than a milo behind me. They
must huve seen mu nt thu same moment, for
their loud war-whoon rantr throuixh the
woods. I did not watt for another look ut
them, but mnde for the creek. I gained tho
bank, plunged into tho stream. Oh I how
pleasant was that cool water to my parched
skin and burning wound, I swam with the
current, which was pretty rapid, till nt n
turn in the stream I suw n largo raft of drift
wood. I struggled towards it, ana diving.
.1. ' n. i r" "'""I ""in sun i unret! not ml. thero wns nn linn,.
nicy men i enven lurions scream nitlm.1,.1, 1
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nicntne up between two of tho largest logs.
r '7 h,y so close b i couid
If my ey,s no?0i nmI c, ou of
the water and ns the logs touched n few
inches nbovo my face, 1 wns in nearly total
darkness. Hero I lay, hnir.lead with fatigue
mu pain, wnuing the coming or the savages.
I soon heard by their shouts that they were
nuni were descending the stream. One
or them enmo on the raft ; he stood for n
moment on the log that concealed me; his
weight pressing my hend under water had
he remained many minutes, I must have
perished. Ilo moved onwards, however,
anil then, like nn old oiler, I poked my nose
out of the valer lo blow. For near an hour
I heard their shouts near iho raft, then they
began lo grow more and mora faint, and
finally died nwny. I waited some lime, lest
some straggler might have remained behind
smety uut in instant flight. By hard lun
ging i detached a largo log from the raft,
and drew it into the middle of the stream,
then laying myself nt full lenglb-upon it, I
began lo float down thu stream
I had read so many harrowing accounts
or the burial place nl Naples, that I went
with nn American of my ncqnaintance to
visit it. All old mnn onened the irnn .Innr
and tve entered a clean, sn.icimtft nml t...M
paved area, with long rows of iron rings in
the heavy slabs of the pavement. Without
asking n question, the old man .walked
across lo the farthest corner, where stood p
moveable lever, nnd fastening tho chain into
the fixture, raised the massive stone cover
of n pit. Hu requested us to stand back for
a few minutes, lo give the effluvia time to es
cape, nnd then, sheltering our eyes with our
inns, wu looued in. you hnvo read, of
course, thnt there are three hundred nnd sixty-five
pits in this place, one of which is
opened every day for the dead of tho city.
They ore thrown in, without a shroud or
coffin, and the pit is scaled up nt night forn
year. They arc thirty or fortv reel deen.
and each would contain, perhaps, two bun-
ureu uouies. it was some time before we
could distinguish nny thing in the darkness
of the abyss. Fixiui? mv eves on the snot.
however, the outlines of a body became de
fined gradual y, nnd in a few minutes, shel
tering my eyes completely from tho sun
noove, i could sco the horrors of the scene
but too distinctly. Eieht cornses. nil nf
grown persons, lay in a confused heap to
gether, no thev had been thrown in one after
another in the course or tho day. Tho Inst
was a powerfully mndo old man, who hnd
falJcrxflaliin his back, wjth his right hand
niun. By lus full limbs and chest, nnd the
darker color of his legs below the knee, be
wns probably ono ol the lazznroni, and had
met with a sudden death. His right heel
lay on the. forehead of n young man, emacia
ted to the last degree, his chest thrown up
as he lay, and his ribs showing liken skele
ton covered with a skin. The close black
curls ofthe latter, as his head tested on an
other body, were in such slrong relief that
I could havo counted them. Off to the right,
quite distinct from the bean, lay, in a beauti
ful altitude, n girl as well us I could judge,
of not more thnn fifteen or twenty. She had
fallen on the pile, and rolled or slid away.
Her hair wus very long, nml covered her
left shoulder ond hosom her arm was across
her body, nnd if her mother had laid her
down to sleep, she could not have disposed
her limbs more decently. The head had
fallen a little way to the right, and the feet,
which were small, even for a lady, were
pressed onengainsl the oilier, ns if she were
about turning on her sine, i ne sexton suiu
that n young mnn hud come with the body,
nnd wns very ill for some time nfter i,t wns
thrown" in. 'We nsked him if respectable
people were brought here. "Yes," ho said,
"mnnv." None but the rich would go to
the expense of n separnto grave for their re
lations. People were often brought in hand
some grnvo clothes, but they wero niwnys
strmucd before thev were It'll. 1 lie snrouu,
whenever Ihere was one, wns tne perquisite
of the undertakers. And thus nre flung into
this noisome pit, like beasts, the greater part
of tho nonulniton of this vast city ; the young
cethor; without the decency even of a rng
to keen up the distinctions of life I Cnn hu
man beings bo thus thrown away! men
ike ourselves women, ohildrcn, like our
sisters and brothers 1 I never wns so hu
initiated in my life us by this horrid specta-
le. 1 did not think that a man n leion
. ... .. .
even, or n leper what von win, tnni is
guilty or debased I did not think any that
had been' liiimun could bo so recklessly
nbandoneil. Poh 1 It makes nnt sick "lit
heart! God grunt that I may.iijrver dio nt
Want or IJkcisio.n. Perhaps in no
wny do mothers , moie ellL-ctuolly destroy
their own influence with their children, and
injure them lli-.ui hy neglecting to practice
decision. The following little fuel will illus
trate the pernicious influence of ibis course
of conduct.
A little girl remarked a short timo since,
thnt benvor hats wero quite fashionable, and
that she would have one. 'Have you for
gotten said I, 'that your mother yesterday
remarked that thu hat you wore Inst winter
is still nuito nent. and thnt sho did not intend
to encourano extravagance, nnd- a lavo of
fashion in her littio girl?' 'Ah, well,' re
plied she, 'no matter for that for mother
said that sister Susan should not go to Miss
W's party tho other evening, because she
was afraid thero would be dancing there
but when shtur cried about it, and made a
fitea ntnil,... - .it..
to go lo church in, nnd I can lease till I cct
one. And I know tlmi I .i.ii ... i.
mother often changes her mind. Mother's
Monthly Journal.
The followintr story, whicli wns mil.!;,!,.
cd in ono of tho periodical journals somo
timo since is loo inlerestirig to be omilted:
An old chiffonier, (or rng picker) died in
l am in n state of.jbo most abject poverty.
Ills only relation w'ns n nL. i:..i '
a servant with a green grocer. The girl
""'-J'1 UM1 "it uncie ns tur as her slen
der means would permit. When sho learn
cd or his death, which took place suddenly.
journeyman baker, to whom stie had been
ong attached. The nuptial day was fixed,
but Suzettc had not yet bought her wedding
clothes. She hastened lo tell her lover that
her marriage must be deferred as sho want
ed the price or her bridal finery to lnyhcr
unclo decently in the gtnve. Her mistress
ridiculed the ideo, and exhorted her to lenvo
the old man to be buried by chnrity Su
zelte refused The consequence was a quar
rel, in which the young woman lost at once
her place and her lover, who sided with her
mistress. She hastened to the miserable
garret where her uncle had expired, nnd by
the sacrifice not only of her wedding attire,
but nearly all the rest of her slender ward
robe, she had the old mnn decently interred.
Her nious task fulfill...! !. i ... i. '
uncles room weeping bitterly, when the
master or her faithless lover, n'young, good
looking man entered. "So my good Suzeite,
I find VOU havo lost vnnr nlnen I" ,;,! ....
"J j...... Witt, (If,
"1 am come to offer vnn nno rr i:r ...:n
you marry me ?" I, 8ir you are joking?
"No faith. I want a wife, and I'm sure I
can t find a better." "But, every body will
laugh at you for marrying a poor girl like
l ii ,f,uat is your only objection,
wc shall soon gel over it : come; come along,
my mother is prepared to receive you."
Suzeite hesitated no longer: but she wished
to take with her a memorial of her deceased
uncle; it wtii a cot that he hnd had for ma
ny yenrs. The old man was so fond of tho
animal that he hnd determined thnt even
death should not separnlo them ; for he hnd
her stuffed nnd placed on the tester or tho
bed. As Suzeite look down puss, she utter
ed an exclamation of surprise nt finding her
so heavy, Thu lover hastened to open tho
animal, when nut fell n -f u
rt, ui yuill.
I here were a thousand louis concealed in "
tno oouy oi tne cat. mid this sum. which ihe
old miser hnd stnvved liimir in nn,... l..'
, ' ........... ,v uiiiao,., lit""
came the just reword of the u grthy girl and
III ! 1.1 191 II It. j t SllU JlMCr -
A -Wt Yfh tnr lltfti f H"7lJly Ttf V "Zirrin w.
dcrslnnd that some three or four persons on
cue sea-uoaru oi .onueciicui, nave lounu u
(nrtitn ntmtr Koflrinrr flit flnfit rT ri in flan.
and the signature of a famous bucennier of ,
.l.. .1 I .1... .f L'.M.I.
uiut uaj uv iuu uiuiic ui iviuu , wuicu paper
contains directions where a butler firkin
and sundry other sm.ill vessels, full of gold,
lie hidden in the earth. Thev hnve. v. rv
secretly, searched time after time for that
...i.:.i. r i.i . .1 :r i
uii;ii ui ugui uujuuo iu luctil, li uuy uuuy.
All persons to whom the tilTnir is known,
out or pity, endeavor to dissuade the holders
r.i... ..on... n...i l, k., .1... .....l.'fr-'r yi
III lilt. tifi uiiii III iiil.,11 Ull'viiiok
contents, from thcit frequent expeniturelS
knt in nn nnrriMCn . i".
uiu w i.vj iiui iiuv. i i 4 -
ago, a worthy old gentleman in IIeyv ton
don, Ct believing that a chest oFT'doubloons
ivns snnlr nt tho hend of Polk's wharf. CM us
ed a Irivp frame to be boarded up water
tight, t;W shut down into the mud, after
which operation, the wntcr wns pumped out,
nnd some thirty or foity dnys' labor expend
ed in digging, to the no littio diversion cf
the entire neighborhood. Finally, the old
gentleman believing that "tho spirits in thu
vasty deep" would not como nt his bidding,
gave up the senrch, paid $500 cost, and
wept. .iVcto Bedford Gazette.
Anecdotk of a PniNTnn. At a supper
which closed tho annual meeting or tho
Columbia Typographical Society, held nt
Washington "on Saturday week, Mr. Vcr
planck, ono ofthe guests, related the follow
ing nnecdote. I was engoged somo ycurs
ngo in n miscellaneous literary work in
conjunction with two or three friends, whoso
writings are nmong the most valuable pro
ductions of native hterature. The volumes
wero most accurately ns well ns beautifully
printed. Before the sheets had reached tho
binder, and long before they had fallen un
der tho eyes of any editorial critic, I wits
surprised with n review of the work in ono
of our best and most widely circulated litera
ry journals. It was written with great
talent, as well as elegance and sprightlincss
or style, nnd iu the most friendly spirit. On
inquiring tho name of our good natured and
able critic, tho author was surprised lo learn
that he was tho compositor, who had set up
all the manuscript, nnd who know it only in
that wny. Our friend has since luid down
tho stick for the pen, and is now, as I trust,
winging his way to fumo and fortuno in
another country.
Original. "Mr. Sailor," said an old
lady to a weather beaten tnr, who had called
nt her houso for a lunqheon, "you must seo
a great many curiosities nt sea V "Qh
yes," said Jack, and immediately commen
ced tolling of tho great leviathans ofthe deep.
"But how do theso great fish live?" queri
ed the old lady. "0," said Jack, "much as
thu largo fish live on land by devouring
thp smaller ones." "But they don't eat
them raw do they?" "Ono," wns Ihe .re
ply, "every fifth fish tar fits a kettle on bis
tail for cooking (" DtfnstalU Telegraph.,
...urni-i consenieji io letter go, and
bought hor a new pair gloves nnd a pret
ty bruc scarrto wear.-BcsTdesTom sure it i.
quite right lo wish to have n fiil.m,.i.U
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