Erie observer. (Erie, Pa.) 1830-1853, December 25, 1847, Image 1

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Erio County. Pa.
Pr• prietors and publiAe,
übreriberit (left by the carrito)
11, or at the ollic• edreere,
If not paid in advancr, or nit bin ihrer mouth+
the Itme orsob.rribing. two dollar. will lie chargoJ.
4ationfr, in there terms.
N., Inver di.culdlinted until all orrenrages are paid
pt at the out , nu nllllO
All communications tou.t bo post paid to secure
ware, one year, S
SOO Three &qu o ars, I year, $lO
3 . bix motile, 500 110 do 8 Inc', 8
do three too .3 00 do do 6 do 6
cent ail, ertigetnent. no c, lit , per snit lie Air the first
, f tloil and :25 cent+ for e•ich nllll,l ytt..lll in-er i ion.
..,'lrpoly ails Cri mere hove the prisilellgeort•h...rinp
, falarn, hilt at 34, woo ;ire alio. Pit to ..Cellllo.lll, n
,1„,, ,quares,a,d to be Wolfed to th-ir snanedicre
fo. :1
rerti , etnento nut haVine other ihrerlions, win he in
,1 01l forbid, end ehorwed accord,,,gly,
iCardt:rPot ClCeetiiiig 13- lines, in , erterl at to per
er in Oroeerits. Provi•dutis, Candies, fruit
. No. I. Perr) Mud:, Stale F !seer, Eric,
nicys 014 e lip stair' in the Tam
ri) 11,drhuildin:z,noith ca the Prothunotart
er in Dry 41, oils, Groceries, thy ih% are,
teens Ware, ,I Iron, Nails &c . No. 121,
t apside, Elk Pti.
1()IIN 11. MIALAR,
tv and ILtrowzli vvvq: ; ufficc in Exclian
11.1 ini!s. Frenvli
is:. Pi, 111:1,111:111' Az
RUFFA 1.0, N. Y.
Il I)eileis in 4nd 1•:r
and Produce u,engn atty. Particular
p,ud to the of Piance
I: nJize, •
3 & 4 Coburn Square, South
dilo N. V.
r i pv and roinist ilor v ii't Law ; No.
the fra l :lo I lwel. Uric. P... i
Cuuti•cliors at I.:11.1, Ujiil•l! 0111'1'116
re. t, (API- S Co'3. :Sicoc, Erie
1124, 44;47 ; 491
lerq iil Voleitfti and
eJdv Nlacle Clothiir, lidos
1110 C,, Ft....te Si: CCI,
Tie, Pa,
et I ire-41111,re o•l
ntrert, Nies‘. side of Public ziciudie,
;It Pa.
Icrs'in 'Watches, Jewelry, SII% Pr, orman mil
Plated And Ilk Ltannia Wat e, C11;1,1 y,
ary and F.,nry Goods, N 0.7 Reed l loos , Eri.
I •
oleqale , and Itetail-Dealers in; try ( ;071 , 1 , =, n
_tic;, ILudtcate, Crocker-, art, line
rtil Leather, uns, t4e A....rner ' , tale
rect ,Ind the Public Sqtia, opposite the Ea a t,
a‘ern, Erie. ra.
t Nlutscr, Upliok, .r and Undertake;
au: Stn (r, it Pn
S. MGM NSON, M. 1).
and (111 .., 10 . 11111 Sire ,
rat of tile Nictlindi-t Fri”.
11tt~Llilat F. (1)( )li, •
er.ilrorwartliwz, Ccittooi,hion, and Puelout
lerchants; Itetr \\*are 11011,e, east of the
if Lturers of 'L'in, C'opiun ,and Slieet•lion
to corner of French and Fill', streets, Erie.
Founders, whole:laic anil reim I dea1..154 is.
Flollow-tv.tre,ke. s'o Oroot.
JOHN 11. Bett-ro:.; C Co.
'lole4ale and r.etai I d eatel i I tws,
Groceki . N 0.5, Itved !own
.iie, N.
ii', , r in Pry (Gods, Grocci tes, 4-iL No. 111,
I ! ,, apfiidt., Erie Pa.
4!er! in Dry Goods, thot:eries, &i:.., N. I,
13):o., II Bloji, State st.,Erie, Pa
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, lerl in Druns, Meelicinus, Oils, Dye
Glaes, &e., No. G need Itonee, Ette•
•Nanlinz and Commi,ion. .11 el chant 109
I: TAncil Street, Erie, and ar G,ir Str, m Canil Ca
”a, de'alfli ur t rocerivs and Provisio.s.
ilardwale„.Dry G rocerieA,
east : side of the Dirlino - od, and wie door ca.t of
the,E,Cule f lot el, Erie, Pa.
\ , k1 . ..1G1.1.; HOTEL;
It iilm L. lirowh, orner of State street anti
IhePublic:nuare, E le. I'a. Eastern, NVestern;
nd :Southern Sti ,, e !lice.
%hionable Merchant Tailors, on the Public
uire 'aro% doors %vest or ',State ttrevt, Eric,
aln Theoluzical, Miscella N
neous, Sunday and Classical School Book; Stro lunar'', etc. etc.
111 French Street, Erie, Pa.
P. A. R. BRACE,.
"noy and Cotinsellor atinw, u iric du Chien.
T. practices in thocounliem of Crawford,
9r 4 ntaud lowa, W. T,and in Clayton county,
lowa Territofv.
I. SI3 I:PPEES" series t•Lheol Books, I,
,/ 1,4 and 5. for adlo et No. 11 I, French St
May 6, 1847. 51
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' Sr.ale :Street,'nearly opposite the Eagle hotel.
moNiis 4• CO. are now receiviriz from
6 New York and open in_ at thotr new store
. ezt nsive assortment of Rich and Fa•hionable
%.111-11 . 11 •Y, (embracing the latest style of work
market.,) teaches, Clo cks, - Plated'and Brittania
"r , Fiae Citittry Steel Trimmings, Camphene
1 Solar " 1 " LuokinT Glasses, Gold Peas,
;viler with a general %:triety of Useful and Or
mental artielei. Call and see what yottwillsee.
June 26,1817.
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.Cash For - Flax Seed:
ASEI will be paid 6)r one thousand bushels of
Flax Seed by cut:TER.& ea.( Ea..-
Aug. 27 lBl7. No. 6, Reed noose. I
Cruahed, Pulverized, Clari
fled, l'orto Rico, Havana.• New Orleans Su-
Ir,for sal e at No. I Perry Bldck.
Aug. 213 . I
11 E1 61 . ALE on draught, and for talc at
.'.ov o. 1,
I.q_ Perry Block. by T. W. MOORE.
, 17.
Written for the Erie Obeereer.
. 'T:s autumn now. nod withered-Lewes
Aro etrewn upon the b..cieo grnuod r
round tlin
Thu cold wind sweep 0.0 wolfing sound
$2 00
No more licAperrien brrez:e null
The in aer.,nee of the .umtuer flowers.,
That bloomed to beauty end once teethed,
Withiu the tho rure.t'e nuulit boweis.
No more the warbleea happy snag
114 heard ainuag the :dimly dells,
fur do the things or raimater throng'
Aruuud the heart a ith magic epe:lB
They now nrP numnerell with the Past;
To than our motuorie■ oftru turn.
\VJcu 4.10. s u'er en,t's the cold. win 1 . 14
Fur Owe C 4 11 ICII can no more return.
But all of lienuty is not gone
The (orc•ts wear .1 liglµcr shads,
A don die tuituataiti's crrst to .'rear,
The golden buillight BOW•lb
The running ntremnlet tinkle. still.
The 8.11110 11. iu tit..ununer dap;
And thoagh the ..1;111.4 are coil dud chill,
lh ty luring with them tie aicaiy luxes.
When sun het h sulk in ••s•tnrn sky
And t.h.tdes of eve rue k ire!) birth,
UndmnneJ thn I,lHr - A in heist/ea rime,
'And caet their wuuted light eler earth
What sf the sound of wild bee, hum
Math ca.w.ed withia the untullln v.ood,
Sti I he•r we yet the pleutuut
h it drites away its Aulittu'e,
Oh give in me the autumn d iye,
.Ir (bell% ening of the WI%
WllOll 4t1111.111 heart their 31 titer praise,
Far reiit and pl'elity blebs the ephere.‘
/loNE, i Nov. 1:347,
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•'Tlirnw up the "l'is it morn for life
In ire tno•1 rulitle litxttry, 'I he nir
Ir 'lke ( a Itreatlitor front r ,rer
Aml the ronth wiml to like a Retitle ft trod,
Port log the it pi Lot iatfily m, tnv bro.+.
Jt loo• OlOr or. r feri'elit, end flower•
Th Li k.•eed it, ore betrayed; for us it parts,
`iVitli tie tot peille fiagero, u,y hwl. hair,
I know it h.t• tn•cu Pill 1 with the ro-o
An I rtmir log to the t 01, 11 1. • There i- joy
ror 4'16..1 L. cit.:mites itl it. The Wet Ir , .t•es
A r.• -lii rung .L 1 Pe Week. ttiol bt it. ,ir•• sit ging
A• if to loreaty wore mu c . jlnd the'graitt
S. 11 I. Olt e filer' oil.. oit h'thr dew
Like the eta tiLl,te. of 'humility,"
The delicious mo niiig which is glowing
around me, and v. h ch has-recalled-The ex
qui)-(tp:de,cription of oir gifted conntrymnn,
briogs 'Oso to my mind the recollection of one
as it'd beautiful, "in the-, days that are
gone." I I cell remember how the sense of
that nuirn's exceeding loveliness burildied my'
heart with it sweet weight—and \ how atlast,
!Tinging aside the dull book which I had been
au( miting to study, I caught my light sun
bonnet, and !monde I out of the house, which
outward bloom and beauty had suddenly ren
dered prison-like. I then. turned' my steps
t wards a fine ()Id man-ion, she home of n very
lovely gill, who had been 'eadeared to me by
year- , or constant amt intimate intercoun-e.
Of late there had been formed a new tic to
hind our heart---he had become the betroth
eJ of "one of ours," a fill,orite cutusin, and the
engagement was a joyful event to all con
Annie 'Moore, sect Annie Moore, how
thou glideet before me, in thy soft,• etherial
lotelinees, like a gentle spirit from n holier
chine! With thy form uf lily-like grace, tall
and fragile— I
IVith a 7 illy young head'. shining bind.,
An I a•l,ts waving Lurk 01 -
with thine eyes of softest vio'et, and thy cheek
of delicdtest ruse•bloom.
ono( at wne
Oh gentlest! nc I linear then well and long.
A pai', glad cre awe, with a hp of sone,
An of radiant-is, tool at saw] of Flee
S 1111; 111 g ens ret all3lC . lrd of mint" uwnrito ttple.
Or wondering by my ,iolo beneath the eky or June:
NVilliam Gordon, the lover of Annie MOore,
was an exalted, yet a most loveable cluiracter
—an einhodiment of intellect, manliness, faith
ful affectimis and fervent piety. He was a
young Student of Divinity—had bemself
supported, almost self-educated, and at the
time of the commencement of this sketch, was
in the expectation of entering upon the mitt- ,
istry in Rule course of a year.
And this man, poor, unknown, and devoted
to a_holy calling, was the choice of Annie
Moore, the wealthy, the beautiful, the luxu
riously reared! ' ll "rwaS passing strange"—
our 'wordly ones wondered nt, and our sewing
circle gossipped about the matter, for a mouth
or two, and then the ruffled tide of our village
life flowed on as usual. But I was on my
way to pay Annie a morning visit. William
Gordon had called the night before, to bid us
adieu, as he was to be absent furitia nymonths.
aft I Lought his betrothed migtht need a lit
tle che!ring
1 found tier sitting at het' work, as usual,
a d but a slight tremulousness of the v , ,ice,
la glistening of the long brown eye-lush,
t dof the painful parting which had just ta r
ken place.
s 7
"When will William return?" I presently
inquired. .
"In May—little legs than a year.", -
"And then?"
"And then w•e Br i e to be married—so held
yourself in reachnesS to be my bridesmaid."
The summer passed—a season of earnest,
untiring and prayerful toil, with the• young
student, and of patient, hopeful, and sustain
ing love, on the part of his betrothed. I Then
came the chill autumn, followed by a winter'
of uncommon severity. Our dear Annie,
while on a night visit to a dying friend, was
exposed to a sudden and tearful sturni—took
cold—ah, does not soy render anticipate the
mournful consequence? soother and' el
der sister had died of consumption, and soon,
very soon, the seal of death was on her blue
veined brow, and the very voice of the grave
sounding in the hollow cough which shook
her fragile frame. We kneW that she must
die, and she, unlike many consumptives, ktiew
it also; yet she was strangely averse to ne-
qusinting her absent lover with the fearful
truth. 'She wrote to him that she _had Ora
ill—was still suffering from debility; but that
he must not be troubled about it, nor painful
ly surprised by her changed appearance, when
be should return in the spring. Nut one
word Of the dread, last parting before them—
of the grave, which might
"Royal the bri.legroorn. avol mkt) frosnlik .1.10,
To repo•" in kin lio.orn. his beautiful bride.'
At length May came round again,and with
it returned' William Gordon, the young cler
gyman. He was bowed! to the earth by the
great and tinlookedjor affliction which await
ed him—yelt meekly'drank he the bitter . cup,
fur his God had mingled it.
Sweet Annie was passing rapidly from earth
—growing more end more fragile in form, and
angelic in spirit (lay by dhy, and poor Wil
liam became intensely desious that their un
ion might take place. Auntie's friends readi
ly assented, but she, to our surprise, f . irmly
refused to grant the mournful request of her
broken-hearted lover.
One evening he s was sitting alone by her
side, as she was half reclining on a couch;—
the hectic flush was more startingly brighter
than usual on her cheek. for she had suffered
much that day, and as he thought how very
g o
Right be the dark.,wing; of God's dread
' 1
ang he took her wasted hand in his, and
"Oh, my Annie, let me call you wife, be
fore you leave me! You would not he so ut
terly lost' to me th n, for I would ,know you
bearing thatacred name in Heaven. Refuse
me not, love."
Oh, Williarn;William, urge me no longer," I
she replied, "it must nut, cannot be. I am,
the bri.le of Heaver', you must not be my hus
band, and hear me, dearest, you must no Lon
ger• bcncar me—your lore is precious, but it
is earthly, and it comes as a cloud between
me and the glories of that upper. world, to
which I hasten. Your voice, -my own, is
sweeter to me than the hymns of the angels,
beard i• 1 my dreams of Heaven! !-We must
piirt, now=for every hour renders you dearer,
and how can I leave you at last!"
‘Vith heroic and martyr-like calmness spoke,
the mistaken girl—mistaken, for a pure love,
fur one worthy, is the holiest and sweetest
preparation fur His presence who "is love." ;
•William Gordon saw her firmness, and
that she was weak and trembling from the
excitement of the scene, and
cios, , be up his pniii,"
resolved to yield instant nu! tin own pl ai ni rig
obedience to her wishes. -[le ro-e up
l y , l and l and imprinting on her forehead a kiss of
mingled love and anguish, turned, and was
gone! Annie berried her face in her thin,
white hands, and remained
l in an agony of
prayer and grief. Then cattle vague regrets
fir the coarse she had taken, and painful
doubts of the necessity of the sacrifice: she I
had made; Presently she heard a well- I
known step 7 Wilhain hail retourted! liis
calmness had forgakeii him, , and he murmur
"ll-1 mu it leave you to die alone, Annie:
let me fold ;you once inure to my heart, before
1 go—it wild give me strength."
lle.kWelt on one krwe beside her, reached
firth his arms, awl sobbing like a eta], she
leaned upon his bosom.
No word was 'spoken by that pair, lot iog
and faithful unto death, while the flood of sor
row swept over their hushed spirits, as the
fOuntuins of the sours-great 'deeps tt ere bro
ken up. Yes, silent, but not tearless, knelt
William Gordon : with' his lips pressed against
the dear head which lay upon his heart. At
last he raised his eyes heavenward, and those
lips moved in whispered prayer—he unwound
his arms and would have risen, but Annie
movd not—she was clinging to his breast.'—
A smile of joy irradiated his mournful fade,
and his arms once again enfolded her. She
,tip and murmured. with something r of
ner old playful tenderness, more touching than
he wildest burst of grief.
"Are you not stronger, dear William?" •
ddAly I fear not, any love."
. "This is strange, for when I felt the
strength ebbing from my own heart, I thought
it. had flowed into ytiurs."
"Thank Gud fur the weakness which is
lovelier than strength! I must never leave
your Annie."
The morning of the 'wedding day had come
and I was arraying Annie in her bridal dress,
a beautiful Muslin, guiltless of 'ribbons or
lace. I wished to twine in her hair, a small
string of pearls, which was once her moth
er's,—but she gently put it from me.
"What, no ornaments?" I inquired.
None," she replied,—but yes,—if you
will go into my garden, you will find a lovely
white ruse tree, which WOW In phntea'wheo
I first knew him, bring me one of its buds,
and I will 'wear it in my hair,"
I have seen turides radiant in healthful
bloom—glittering in jewels—Jazzling in sat
ins, rich veils on.i costly wreaths, bult never
have I beheld one so exquisitely, so wonder
fully bedutiful,,as that dying girl,
.with her
dress of simple white, tier one floral orna
rnent;the dewy lustre of her soft blue e 34.,
and the deepened hectic ofher cheek! Mr lut i n
the ceremony was to be perfumed, she wis -
ed to rise, Mid as she was too weak to stagalone, I stood by her side, and supported her.
Shemiled sadly, as she whispered—"YOu
remember, Grace, I promised you should 6e
my bridesmaid."
As the beautiful marriage ceremony (that
of the EnglishChurcb,) proceeded, the flee
of the bride be‘me e*ipressive alternately *of
earthly and ofdtenvenly love, of softness and
of sublimity, of the-woman and of the angel,
till it g4rw absolutely adorable.
At the last she received the tearful con
gratulatp - ns.of her friends, with a graeek
manner, and with the moat cheerful smiles
playing about her lips.
It was morning--a morning, born of bloMn
mBER, 25, 18
trinOßi3A.)r,l6llLE .
and beauty—so soft,,so.g owing, it seemed ,
"t.ikA rainbow this sweet (krill.
iicoveumittifiure." •
Annie dordon was lying on her couch by "an
open window, with tier ,fair 'head ',supported
on the breast of her husband.
And she,-a, father's . joy, \ a•biothees pride,
the wife of two •short weeks, Was leaving us
now. Every sunbeam which looked into her.
eyes, saw their - violent hue grow paler, and
every soft sir which, .kissed • iief faded lips,. -
bore bac% a fainter breath units light pinion.
Her doting father knelt in a ,Aeop trance Of
grief ether holding one of her
hands in mine, while at, het .Net sat her
younger brother, Arthur Moore, weeping
with all the uncontrolled passionateness of
Annie had lain for smite moments apparent
ly insensible, but she looked up yet once
more with her own sweet smile,
and murmured,
And William Gordon lifted his voice in a
prayer, all saint-like submission and . child
like love. ' He solemnly, andi tenderly com
mitted the passing soul of the' wife, the
daughter, the sister and the friend,' to her
Savour and her God, and meekly implored fur
the stricken mourners, the Ministrations of
the blessed Spirit. Suddenly he paused—
hcr heart tad ceased its beati ngs! His brow
becam nvolsed and his voice was low and
tremnlo s, as he added, "She has left us; oh!
oUr Father, she is with Thee, now!" .
Our Annie tad been gone frlm us a year,
and ,the rose was in its first bloom; when Wil
liam Gordon came to bid us a long, •it might
be, a last adieu. He was going out as a
missionary to India. On the last evening of
his stay, I went with hint to the grave of our
lost one. wi g emalued till the grass was
glittering wit ew, an I stars were thick
in heaven. Many times turned poor William
to depart, an I returned again, We both had
remarked a single rose-bud, very like the one
Attie wore on her marriage day, an I at that
secon I bridal, who s i te was:Nved led to the
khim._and when at last William summoned
strength to go, he plucke and placed it
in his bosom, with many tears.
"Pray, once again, my Beloved—it will
plume my spirit's wing fur its upward flight;
but place your hand upon my heart, that you
may know when I nm gone!"
"Gine! our Annie dead!" exclainied poor
little Arthur Moore, and springing forward
and casting one look on that still face, he
stretched his arms upward and cried—"Oh!
sister, sister, come back to us, come back!"
We arrayed her in her bridal dress; even
to the white rose-bud,_ twined in her golden
hair. We laid her to rest by her triatter's
side, in a lovely rural grave-yard, and a few
mouths after I took her fatirite rose-tree
fro#l the gar en, and , planted it - over her
1,1,, n 1yi n ot that in his distant home. that
cdirkene.c Lin!, where he,i3 toiling for Christ's
sake, tlni:t flower i. still a cherishe.l m i onento
of his as Ily beaUtiful past, anl a t4niching re
minder of a shore to winch he Imsteneth, an
unfit:lily: clime, where ever livedh L ie rose love,
in the bloom of immortality—!n the sunlight
of Gods
I, too, am far from her grave, but I know
almost to a day, whdn that rose-tree is in
bloom. Every morning, I say—another firmd
is unfolling ov er her rest—!iaw it loads the
air with perforn..., us it sways to the passing
breeze:—and at , !vellitv4•, • how the starlight
trem!tles arooll it, an l 11,w sweetly_sleeps•
Ow coal Miw-drop in Its glowing . heart!
MAN;—lesterday a rich Acene took plu iin
front or the St. Charles. An Lorlest Dutch
man, who had just. arrived from the Nl:aler
t:tilde, came.ty St:Charles street, with his
rife and daughter hanging on his crin.—
In coining in front of the splended edifice al
ready mentioned, he suddenly ha'ted, and,
with his month - wide open, exclaimed to his
"Mina Gott, Elizabet, what a Fplo'l4o
"Hans," said, his wife; catching him by the
arm, "does von tink dat it ish a htiteran or a;
Cadolic church. It. doe,hent look much like
de one, and den it looks a good 'deal like de
toder, and then it dushent 104 much like de
“Stop mine vrow,” said old liana , as he
shook the ashes nut of his wry necked pipe,
will going in and see what kinder a church
it is!"
The old man tvent in and saw 'a motley
crowd at the bar, rows of brilliant decanters,
tiled with the cltoicipt liquors, and every one
apparently enjoying himself. He rushed out
in perfect horror, and clutching his wife by
arm, said in a trembling tone:
"Elisabet! Elisabet! Mine Got! You hear
how de Savior once drive demoney Inerchaitp
out de temples, an' all dat. And now come,
Elisabe r t lash go back to Yarmany, for here in
New Orleans I finds that dey sell schnapps in
church !"
The worthy pair went away fully impress
ed with the idea that the St. Charles %ins a
place of other worship than that of Bacchus.
—N. 0. Delta.
071011:4 VieRNON, one of 1115 Canadian
patrints,'who was convicted of treason and
sentenced to Von •Dieman's Land for life, in
1838 ; but ;Ito, wil6 others, were liberated
some t vo years ago, passed thratigh Roches
ter, on his ttiay Itlnne, on the 3d inst. At the
time he Avas.pardened, being entirely destitute
of means to - \ retern, he shipped on board an
American whaling vessel, made voyage ;if
airthe twenty month:, (irstly in - the Pacific
ocean) around the cart , vim Cape Horn to-
Nantucket.' •
tlt is said i ogfass 6 d giu dissolved togeth
er by .110 heat. makes a good cement fur
glass. This k doubtlesi, true, because gin
has been Iting cetebrat4as'a capital thing to
mend 4 6 a pain in the stomach."
lilting far a WI '
WM. T. MO :OEI/3. jlt
New brans
southern ban .
'tarter of a mile,helow the .
I viclei in the bold p i recil
. of the Raritan is a siognla
e. The entrance, which
mark, is small and narro
, ndienlar rocks which, on
I he hill, appear to have heti
I by seine violent convnl
if:resting cay
at high wale
the two perp
side support
ced assunde
man re l .
i l
The cave tself has the appearance of
ing been exc voted by human hands, tilt
it is dotibtle9s the 'result of the Continin
Lion of the water, The roof is for Med
soft-red rock, through which the water i
stantly perlolating; its 'dimensions a
nearly as' I can recollect, about twelvi
long by. five feet wide. , .
Years ago, before the deposit of sand
forms the floor had accumulated, the ri ,
high tide floived in, and filled the cave I
depth of several feet, forming a snug hi
place and a safe harbor; and, if tradition
truly, the tiy bark of the dusky India'
the light ca tie of the painted warner li
ten sought its friendly shelter.
' Nor alone to the poor Indian has it of
I • 1
a secure retreat, for at the period of w(
- I
write, altrough its existance was not g
know, it,waS occupied upon various cm I
by the persecuted patriots.
.The bill above, wbich slopes grades
the brink °tithe precipice, was covered
still i-,) wi t h a dense growth of cedar,
pine, and dogwood—and in many plitc
surface, entirely free from underbrush
carpeted with a deep green sward.
The fine iew afforded by the elevatil
shady dens and deep defiles, combine.l
the wildnes of scenery With which,
has so lavishly elidowed it, rendered ib
us, well us Many others in its immediat
ity, beautiftl and strikingly romantic.
puringAtie greater part of the Reve l
this Section of the State, being near t
board, was in possession of the British;
al skirtnisq.s took place near the edg,
wood, a sh l ort distance from the riji.
Colonel Si acne received, a serious
within a fe v rods of the bank.
tattles of tWili'ght gathered
rci-of the waters, a
single paddle, silently appri
a shore, a short distance Ltd
cave. As t touched the honk, a tall,
and [must» rely formed youth stepped
nom the sl ore, 'and was about to seci l
1 ,
little craft to a project ing.root, when I
proaching ramp of horses was heard
diiianc,e; I nickly he sprung hack into i
gild b a rqu , MO guiding it, with all ti]
terity and Bent caution old) Indian, 111
his course 'marl the cave. In a few
utes he - had reached the entrance, and a
•vith its living freight-was soon hid le
t iew. At the Otue moment a. compa
British dmgoons rode up to the hank'
and dismoinited, they Occluded tlieir I
threw their arms noon the grass, an
menced tliir preparati• ns fur a - bivouac
ter blinding a lire, and taking a carel
Vey of th ' groom', they opened their
sacks and commenced their evening
Forsiime time the silence was only bri
an occasioupl and unimportant ream
their hunger was appeased, the canteeit
put in requisition, and growing by their potn
lions, the became quite. boisterous ill their
mirth; one boasted of his inawexplc4ts and
hairbredth escapes,' another related legends of
n soldier' • love, n third, with bold; martial
song, w., waked the : slumbering echoes,. and
frightened the night birds fromtheiryiereli.
As the al
placiJ boscl
pelled by a
the souther,'
th wearied by their hilarious efferts,
canteens nearly emptied, their Con
turned upon the business of th'e fol
y. Among other things th officer
krty ( a vulgar lOoking hem.
nem, )
his comrades thkt-tn one of iis late
,• had fallen in with a country lass. I
urines had made sad havoc Witk, his
that all his compliments, and ardent
ns of admiration , had been received 1
emptuous scorn; and that, when tak
cave, he had attempted to snatch a
her rosy lips, she had delt hint such
lox upon the ear, that his head Nirly
it. He had resolved to litonble the
uty, and to accomprish that lend he
to his troop, that they shout , as:sist !
ring her from her home—, I
EMAREST," said he, "is rich, lan his
well stockedwith rare old wittes;'his '
miney a d his wine shall be your share of the
booty; I will content myself with the e.litirtns
of his pr
. tty daughter. - What say ion,. my
lads) . lon take the gold, and, ransack the
cellar, a d I'll bear away the haughty 11lin1."
Elate by the prospect of filling their Pock
ets with the 'root of all evil,' and 'replenish
ing thei exhausted canteens with goo d liquor,
the solders insisted upon making the at lack
that ye y night; and after draining thellast
drop to the success of their expedititin, they
laid down upon the grass to rest until mid-. ,
night. c
Scare ly had they composed thei l n4lv es to,
sleep, w ten Jorim VAN Crdirrovh), seated in i
his ski • with his head without:the c 'tt , t. had 1
overhea d the whole conversation, flo tedsi
lently d wn with the tide, and keeping close
in the eel). shadow of the hak, la i uded a
short di trine() below the soldiers l
He w s, when his progress was interrupted
by the approach of the dragoons,l on his way
At len
and their
lowing d ,
of the p
forays, I)
whose CI
heurt, bu
with con
ing his
M i ss iron
a hearty
rang nga,
proud be I
him in
celier is
he house , of Mr. CORN:ELMS pi , «11A11-
Se daughter, 'Mary, had promised to
pia bride es soon as the war shontdbd
to visit
Esr, %WI
He d
of the •
t i
iayed Ink a moment t o xamini
of his rifle, and- to form- n esti
umber of the troom- and then, 1
wings of anxious I ve, hi
he. country and soon reached the horse
Cher-in-l e w-elect, which t waii shout
Ides from Brunswick, a
l ett distance
I '.
upon 11
across 1 1
of his fa
froin' '44 adOrisol i t r. at''' 114tv e unfolded
the whole plot, and old Dernarest, a true pa
triot, armed himself, his twosons, and three
negro men, and resolved to: defend'his family,
altar to the last; and Van Chef swore to live
or die with his betrothed. ,
ity of
ly in•
i s juAt
9 anti
n,i for
,tun of
They.had scarcely.tinee to take the necea
sary_ precaut ions and make the proper prepar
ations of defenceswhen the party arrived and
demanded instant admittance, and a shelter
for the night; which was flatly refoied.—
The dethand was repeated, accompanied by a l
threat of violence if their request were not
instantly acceded to. Their answer was
shout ofdefiance, from those within and a
warning to retire or Burro: the c nsequer) i ces
of an attack.
f hay
ed ac
of the
s con-
The soldiers laughed at - the ‘ arning and
one of them who attempted to force the door,
was shot through the beatl i by ope of the 'ne
-- 1
, This somewhat dampened the ardor of the
soldiers, who had expected to Meet with no
k l:
r istance; but as the plunder was too value
b to be abandoned without an effort, they - ,
began their assault in earnest; T and after los
ing two more of their number, succeeded in
forcing the door of the kitchen and effecting
an entrance; but the
, family hid retreated? to ;
an'initer mom and hinving strongly trriCaded }
the door, all their, citrons to force it were fruit
less. .
e, as,
• fool
n, and
Ina of
ch we
. I
After deliberating a few mutants, two • of
the soldiers went out and returned -with a
fence rail, with
. which they soon battered
down the door, receiving, as it fell, the fire
of the party within, which did conch execu
ally t
( as I
A desperate•hand to hand encounter ensu
ed, in which ono of the negroes was killed
outright, and all of the heroic defenders
wofindetrmore or less severely, except one of
the brothers.
s spot,
. The soldiers fought furiously. fired by the
hope of booty and burning to avenge their
comrades, their attack was most impetuous:
and the besiegd family, battling for their
lives, their property, and those who were
dearer far than life or property, met their foes
ith unflinching bravery-
V an Cleef, although bleeding profusely
from a sabre cut across his forehead, wield
ed his weapon with almost supurhuman" en
ergy, dealite; deadly blows at every sweep
and contesting every inch of space with= the
maddened assailants. '
l lntioe,
of the
r. F etid
ir pro
The tide wee turning in far* of the dra-
EONIS;- when the officer sprinoing forward to
seize the girl, who had. swnned from fright,
allowed himself to be thrown nil' his guard,
and received a tremendous blow froth Van
Clef s.rifle butt, wh i ch crushed his'skull and
dashed him to theAloor, a lifeless and bloody
stos t
ire hi
he o
in t ti.
ie (lex
Dismayed by the death of t}ieir leader, the
dragoons fled, leaving nine of their number
denii *upon the snot. 1
- All of the Demnrest family recovered from
their wound=, and Van Cleef. as ft ()nuns petoce
was declared, was rewarded ,with the 14nd
he sn nobly defended: and judging from The
numerical force olthe Van Cleef family in
Newlersy, has fulfilled to the letter, the
scripture, injunction;-..Hincrease and muti
ply." •
1 mi r
le skiff'
in fnim
ny of
cl Com
. AC-
I :4S 1156 -
We slate a few days since a young man
who had been indulging freely in the intoxi
cating cup, and whose 'extreibelY respectable
dress „attracted tip to him, as he staggered
along the street. lie had not gone a block,
'before he was met by a young and exquisite
ly beaptifttl woman, o perhaus twenty ears
of 1 ng4., 1 Whose co l Out ounce the mantel t irr l
eyes fell upon the inebriate, indicated hoih
pleasure and pnin....pleasure at meeting again
her husband, (for vich he was) whose nbsence
from her s a whole I night had filled her with the
most intense solicitude for his safety—pain
that he should per:sent such a sp:ctacle to the
world. SmilinNln his face, he -took his
arm, and by her r
skillful direetio of his steps,
over the pavements, none but II e most criti
cal observer would have noticed his intoxica
tion. . • .
We have taken the trouble-t inquire into
the hi-tory of this couple, and we find the
wife is all that man can ask: hat she loves
devotedly her husband, and it is only now and
then, when adlicted with a hereditary lowness
of spirits, that he kisses the burning bowl.—
'tight that such a wife would pu
. abandoned heart,)tu say nothing
of one so slightly tainted as that of her hus
band; while we have long known, that there
are women who appear well in the world, yet
who, when joined to a man,,no mater how
naturally correct and exemplary, often drive
him to disgrace himself. Woman is all-pow
erful with man for good Or evil. She•can
make him an angel or a devil. We would
choose nu better advocate before a tyrant's
throne s , titan_ the persuasive eloquence of a
woman's lips. There is a deference and a re
spect which our nature compels us to pay to
the soft pleadings of a lovely female, which
gain her half the victory. The tone of the
voice, the eloquence of the eyes, the expres
sion of countenance, and that amiable sense
of helplessness whieh looks to us for protec
tion, are appeals too powerful ko be resisted:
frequently reason and justlice ••ter before
these batteries, and beauty gains whatrheto
ric would have.lost.—Etie.
—lt is said that the great British reviewe r,
)effries, once remarked, that i'lt was his firm
belief that if a•premium of a thousand,dollan
offered for the bed translation of the
dt Bibley it would be, taken by a Yankee,
till the offer was made, had never seen
Ird of Greek- in•ltis life. He would cam-
ice learning the language immediately, to
(vilify himself for the undertaking, and would
finish the work quicker than any other person,
and , bear off the premium."
, ; ;
- INUIIIBEtt 34';''_-
Yrom the side of a mountain there fitivied
firth' a !title rivolet-+—its voice was gcarcety
1. •
heard amid the rustling of the.leavei and grass
around, and its shallow and narrow stream
might be overlooked by the traveller. This
brook, although so small, was inspired witha
proud spirit and murmured against thedecrea
of Vravidcnce, which had. cast its i l ot so lowly.
"I wish I were a cloud, to roll all day thro'
the heavens, painted as those Lovely stapes
are, and never descending again in showers;
or, at least, I wish I were a: broad river, per
forming some useful duty in the world.
Shame on my weak waves and unregarde)
bAblin,g". I might as well have never been,
as' to be thus poi y, insignificant and useless."
When the book had thus complained, a
beautiful tall doiver, that bent over its bosom . ,
replied, '
"Thou art in , error, brook. i',utiy end in..
significant thou mayest , be; Useless thou art
not; for I owe half my beauty, perhaps my
life, to thy refreshing waters. The plants
I adjacent to thee are greener and richer than
the' others. The Creator has given thee a
I dutk, which, though humble, thou must not
neglect. I Beside,
_who - knows what/ may be
thy future destiny? Flow on, I beseech thee."
The brook heard the rebuke, mid danced '
along its way more cheerfully. On and on it '
went, growing broader and broader. By and ,
by, other rivulets poured .their erystarwaters .
into it, and swelled fits deepening bosom, in
which already begat 'to appear the fairy crea
tures of the vi'ave, rtiug about joyfully, and
glistening in . the sy it. As its chanhel grew
wirier and . wider; end yet other branches carne
gliding itti.o it, tile stream began to assume
the impor[ance' , \ tif a river, and boats were
launched crn it, and it tolled'on in e meander ,
ing course thrmigh a teeming country, fresh
ening whatever' it touched, and giving the
whole scene a new characteref beauty.
As it moved on now in majesty and pride,
the sound of its gently-heaving billows form.
ed itself into.the . following word's: •
."At the outset of life, however humble we
!pay seem, fate may have in store forns great
and unexpected opportunities . of_lshing good
and of being great. In the hope of these we
should ever pass on, without despair or doubt,
trusting that perieierance will bring in its
own reward. How little I drearnel when I
-first sprang on rny. l eourse "what ptirposes I
vas destined to fulfil! What happy beings
were to owe their bliss to me! What lofty
trees, what velvet meadows, What golden har
vests wereito hail my career! Let not the
meek and lowly t'espair: heaveiL,.will supply
them with inducements to_yirtue:7f
Peter Davidson was the ti 4 nliest martin the
Shropshire. Once nt a pub'i c ball n beauti- -
ful woman, who had been s everal times_pres-
Fed to dance, and had refused, intimated that- -
she should like to dance,with him., Peter be-,
lieted she had fallen in love tvith him, and in
'a very earnest way asked why she had selec
ted liiinfrom the rest of the company?—"Be-
cause, sir," she said, "my husband desired me
to select a partner who could net possibly
make him jealous."
SKILL IN FAllsmic.--Shill adds more to the
profitso farming than hard work. In the
tide of litateri fur instance, the same outlay
is required, or nearly the same, to make a
hundred pounds of poor, boiter, as would be re.'
quired to make a hundred pounds of that which
is good. But when the two articles ar mar.
keted there may he Ave or six dollars of clear
extra profit in the pocket of the skillful dairy
man. The importance of, scientific . farming
is realized bithuse Who have _found such ben
efit as is noted aboee in nearly every depart=
'tent of their labor-.
There is a place, we believe, in New Hamp
shire, where they.never have any old maids.
When a girl reaches twenty-nine,, and is stilt
on the ladder of expectation, the yoting fel
lows club togetl44 and draw lots for her.--
Those who ese4e pay a bonus to WO" fellow
who...gels her. = }there's gallantry for you,
Two THINGS Oxm3.- - "1 say Paddy,"
said a pbilosopher r -"can you do two things at
the same iirner .
'"Cun't I?" nnawered Paddy,' vril be&lfni
that anyday r , i
"Howl" inquired the philomphei.
"Why," replied. Paddy, "11l be sleepirt
Lod dreaming at the same time, don't fort
see? So noir oryour gammon fora spoooy7
There lei a mau in Worcester, Mafia. Wrio
has lived so long on corn bread . that his hnitr
has turned to silk, like that which grows otY
the grain, and his tore are Bolan of corns thit
he expecte WI see them covered with:husist
next spring.
' A young lady said qq. her gallant, "Pril
,my cloak. "Certainly," eaid be, put
ting hie arms'arormd her, “and the contents
George Iff i r !peaking to Archbishop Sutton
of his large family, used the exrestion, "I
believe your Grade iras betterthan a dozea."
"No sire," replied the Archbishop, "only elev. ,
err." "Well,"-replied the Kingt"is not that,
Utter than a dozen?"
'Tummy° ins Fevruna.fv., Fletchet
Webvier, in his speech at Faneuil Hall, pre
vious to the election, said, "it most sense
less clamor bad been raised, by foals&
individuals about the subject of withhording
An eccentric fellow, who was retetray at
tea-table; where there . wereieveral fine girls,
sipping their twenllay, was 'shed Whet he'
thought of a certain• lady who.was then ab
sent. “Oh," 'replied he, llshe is the Airiest
woman I ever saw; In my fife—ths pres
etnnpotty riceptreV" '