Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, April 08, 1846, Image 1

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{From the Baltimore Patriot.
To the Rim Susoehanna.
When late I atolid Upon thy shore
Of sands, that shine like sprinkled frost,
A gleam of visions came once more,
I defined forever, ever last.
No breezes on thy noisebss, tide,
Blue-where the crystal waters flow,
And she whose eyes Were by my side,
Revealed their blueness deep below.
The beauteous stars shone faint and pale,
Anil o'er the blue celestial stream
The moonlight hung a silvery eeil,
Like twilight of a summer dream.
Afar and vane the fairy skiffs
Stole si:ently within the maze,
To land their freight below the cliffs,
And vanished in the gleaming haze
Upon thy banks on either side,
Tall mountains ruing from their source,
Like muffled sentries, seem'd to guide
The waters in their onward course.
And sometimes o'er thy level face
Dark• and long ,dipplng arches span,
Where rooks have sought a withering plea,
And clan makes clamor unto clan.
To thur,bweet river, then I deenid
of tile the winding luream
A, the op,sterbous moonlight &corneal,
So lite io lit by fancy's gleam.
AnJ in lits'a mirror two twin eyes,
Two fragment start of shindy
Arc quivering in unclouded aloes,
And shme to the Meal right.
l'pon its shores there awful stands
A monitor like misty air,
And wares Crum ex d ud ee l em - anda
The erring tu beware, beware !
Ao3 vessels there furmmt run,
Ethenal, bubble-like, sublimo
brar their burthen thought upon
Toe shifting, eamly shore, of timo.
.Ind sometimes o'er its gliding waves
A glowily bridge, disease extends,
a: re loud and wild delirium rases,
And pain with milld canfualun Wends,
}'law on sweet river, by the home
11; her whodwelleth by thy side ;
hi, hours, tlry C-:ittiolit a foam,
Tugether may their currents glidc.
Gaon.-1. r du not know who said this. but
•oindls like somebody. and %ye should like
sere wed to have said it first ourselves. But
A. that is not possible. we do the next thing
Vl:viola it a ettrulation :
ANt.ER.—It is a passion fitter for tries and
vi , eet., that), for persons professing nobleness
bounty. It is troublesome out only to
thole that suffer, hut-to those' thai behold it."
• Think of that, 'whenever the internal fiend
of thsqui'etutie would escape from your eye
anti lour loit Ue, to ybur awn vezatten and to
the antioyanve of all atound; and leave anger
to the wasp.
PLEASANT. -A smiy is told in this Cincinnati"
Enquirer tit a '6 - eon:hump who doting out fur the
first time, and Was consequently a little uneasy
in his hoots. During the course he succeeded
in dropping his napkin, bread and fork upon the
liner, and as he made a dive for them, Iris coat.
collar capsized his sotup•plate and gave him a
warm shower bath. W bile in this agreeable
situation, Ins host called out. Mr. Campbell,
where is Mr. Campbell !" A.lndl i stnothered
Thwe issuing fruit under the table, replied, "I
stair he was iu
A PtItTrcENT REPLY. --1t is stated that a
snbject of th e King of Prussia, a talented me
chanic being, about to emigrate, was arrested
and brought before his majesty.
' Well my friend,' said the King. how can
ue persuade you to remain ih Prussia?"
Most gracious Sire, only by making Prue
-612 what America is.'
He was allowed to emigrate.
Sresmoovi. FERRY .-h is the intention Of
the Directors of the Harrisbuf-Bridge Compa ply a steam ferry boat between the bor
ough and that part of the bridge remaining, for
th e arcommodatiori ofthe public. The citizens
on both sides of the river are much incommoded
for want of a speedy and safe conveyance.
Loristasn.—The Committee on Federal Re
lations in the Louisiana Legislature have report
ed series of resolutions, declaring our title to the
whole of Oregon clear aml unquestionable, and
in faihr of giving Great Britain immediate no
tire of i cessation of joint occupancy by the two
A Poor Rani was run tt Savannah lately by
Jackson and Gildersleeve. The latter, after
banning seven milei it forty-two minutes, gave
tip the contest to Jackson. who continued the
race and won the purse; $390, with great ease.
accomplishing the ten miles in 58 minutes and
nine seconds.
Petro - msg.—The- Bangor Whig say - s' that so
luny potatoes were carfully saved last fall, and
have beta husbanded with ee much care daring
the winter. that the supply of them this spring
' , will be very fair. The price hera now is 50
cuss per bushel.
Yrs 0 'Yrs ! ! 0 Yrs !!!—Cried an
Irishman on the Street. a feiv days since, ring
jag a bell. •• Lost betwane tsvilve o'clock and
McKinstry's store, on Market !strata, a
large brass kay. I'll not be.afther tellin
!dm kay it was ; but it wai the kay of the
bank, sure."
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P-arson Simon Suggs the - Shifty Mao.
[ln the " Spirit of the Times" of a recent
date,we gave the find of a series of sketches of
one Captain Suggs,, late captain of the T.dia
poosa Volunteete. from The East Alabami
an." It will be recollected that Simon. then
a boy, was caught . by his father.,--" a hard
shell Baptist preacher," in the act of playing
" old s/edge" ith a negro boy, named• Bill
for which the tild man, with a handful of hick
ory sticks, threatened to take the bark off of
both of them, and marched them ofr to the
Mulberry"—the scene of all formal punish
ment administered during work hours in the
field. ,It is at " the Mulberry" that present
sketch opens.]
It must be supposed that. during the ivalk
to the place of punishment, Simon's mind was
either inactive, or engaged in suggesting the
grimaces and contortions wherewith he was I
pitomimically expressing his irreverent senti
ments towards his father. Far from it. The •
movements of his limbs and features were the
mere workings of habit--;:the self-grinding of ,
the corporeal machine—tor which his reason
half was only remotely responsible. For
while Simoti's person was thus, on its own
account, •• making game" of old Jedediah. his
wits, in view of the anticipated tingeing, were •
dashing, springing, bounding, darting about in
hot chase of some expedient suitable to the ne
ceitities of the case—much after the manner
in which puss,, when Betty, armed with the
broom, and hotly seeking vengeance for the
pantry robbed or defiled. has closed upon her
the garret doors and windows, attempts all
sorts of impossible exits. to come tiown at last
in the corner, With panting side and glaring
eve, exhausted defenceless. Our unfortunate
hero could devise nothing by which he could
reasonably expect to escape the heavy blow
of his father. Having arrived at this conclu
sion, and •• Mulberry" about the same time.
he stood with a dogged look, awaiting the is
The old man Suges made no remark to
any (me 5% bile he was seizing up Bill—a process
which though by no means novel to Sitnepti.
seemed to recite in him a sort of painful inter
est. Ile watched it elosrly, as if to learn the
precise fashion of his father's knot; and when
at last was strung up a-tiptoe to a limb. and
the whipping commenced, Simon's eye follow
ed every movement of his his father's arm ;
and as each blow descended night the bare
shoulders of his sable friend, his own body
writhed and •• wr,ggleil" in involuntary syin
—lt's the devil—it's hell," said Simon to
himself •• to take such a ‘vollopin" as that.—
liy, the old man looks like lie wants to git
up the holler, if lie could, rot his picture ! It's
%cud'. at least, fifty cents—je-emmy.-liow that
hurt! ---t es, it's wuih three-quarters of a dollar,
to take that are lickin". Wonder if l'in ”pre
destinated." as old irdediali says. to get the
feller to It Lunt, how daddy blows! Idu
wish to God he'd bust right open, Abe duelled
old deer-face! If 'twan'i for Ben helpiti' him
h'lieve I'd give'the old dog a teasel when it
comes for my turn. ft couldn't Make the
thing, no wins• if it didn't make it no better.—
'Drot it! what do buys have daddies for. any
how "faint for nuthin* but just to beat 'rum
and work 'rum. There's some use in mam
mies—l ken poke itly Enger right in the old
'ornsia's eye. and keep it liar, and if I say it
ain't than• she'd sac 'taint thar, too. I wish
she was Item hold daddy off. If ' - twan-t
so fur, I'd holler fur her, any how. How she
would elta2 to the old fellow's coat tall
Mr. Jedethali Sings let down Bill—and un
tied him. Approaching Simon, whose east
was utf. ..Cume Simon, son," acid he,
cross them hands; I'm gwine to correct
cut.'' - -
'•li ain't no use, daddy," said Simon.
.• Why so. Simuu I"
"Just hekase it flint. Vm play
cards as long as f live. When Igo WM iny
self, I'm twine to make my livin . by it. Su
what's the use of heatirV me about it l"
Old Mr. Snags groaned. as he was wont to
do in the paint, at this display of Simon's
"Simon;" said he . " you're a poor ignunt
creemr. You don't know nothiti', and you've
^.ever been no whars. If l was to turn you
oft you'd starve in a week—"
wish you'd try me." said Simon. •• and
jilt see. I'd win more money in a week than
you can make in year. There ain't nobody
round here kin make seed corn off 'o me at
cards. I'm rale smart," he added with great
Simon ! Simon ! yon poor unlettered fool.
Don't you know that all card-players and
chicken-fighters, and horse racers, go to hell ?
You crack-brained creator' you. And d'On't
you know that them that play cards always
lose their money, anal—"
Who wins it all then. Daddy ?" asked Si
"Shet your mouth, you imperdent. alack
ja wed dog. Your daddy's, a-try in' to give you
some good advice, and youre a-picket up his
words that way. I kuow!ti a young man once,
when I lived in Ogletharp, as went down to
!August• and sold a hundred•dollirs worth of
cotton for his , daddy, -and some Of theM gam
blers got him to deinkin" and the eery first
night he was with 'mit they got every ceni of
his money." . .
"They couldn't get my money in n week.'
said Simon. '•any body can get these here
green fellow's money ; them's the sort I'm
a-gwine to watch for myself. Here's what
kin fix the papers jist about as nice as any
Well, it's no use td argify about the Mat
ter." said Old Jededialt ; whataaith the scrip
tut'? "He that begetth a fool. doeth it to his
sorrow." Hence Simon, you're a poor, miss
erable fool—so, cross your bands!"
"You'd jist as well not. daddy. h tell you
I'm 'gw ine To follow playin t cards for - a Hem,'
and what's the use o' bangice,ry feller about it.
• I'm as scion as artYrof 'em; _and • Bob Smith
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says them Augusta Celtetd can't make rent off
o' me:"' '
The reverend Mr. Soggii had once in - hislife
gone to Augusta; an extent of travel which in
those days was a little unusual. I-lie coneld
eration among his neighbors was considerably
increased by the circumstance. as lie had all
the benefit of thsrpOpuiar inference, that no
man could visit the city of Augusta without
acquiring a vast superiority over all his uritray
cited neighbors, in every department of human
knowledge. Mr. Saggs, then very naturally,
felt ineffably 'indignant that an individual who
had never seen any collections of human habi
tations larger than a log•house village--an in
dividual, in short, no other or bettkr than Bob
Smith—should venture to express an opinion
concerning the manners. customs. Or any thing
else appertaining to , or in any witii connected
with the whitna Thule of backwoods Geor
gians. There were two propositions which
witnessed their own truth to the mind of M.
Sugge—the one was, that a man who had nev
er been at Augusta, could not know any thing
about the city, or any place or thing else ; the
the other, that one who had been there must,
of necessity, be not only well-informed as to
all things connected with the city itself, but
perfectly au fait upon all subjects whatsoev
er. It was therefore in a tone of mingled in
dignation and contempt that he replied to the
last remark of Simon.
Bob Smith says-does he ? And whd'a
Bob Smith ? Mitch does But, Smith kntiw
about Atigusty ! he's been that, I reckon
Slipped off early one Mornin', when nobody
wartet nuticin', and got back afore night !
only a hundred and fifty mile. Oh, yes, Bob
Smith knows atl about it! I don't know noth
in' about it ! 1 arn't never been to Augusty—
I couldn't find the road thar. I reckon—ha! hit!
Bob Smi—th ! The eternal stink.! if he was
only to see one o' them tine gentlemen in Au
gusty, with his fine broad-cloth and bell crown
Oat, and shoe-boots a shinite like silver, he'd
take to the Avoods and kill himself a-runnin'.
!lob Smith I that's whir all your devilment
comes Irwn. Simoh."
fob Smith's as good as any body else, 1
judge. and a heap smarter* . than s o m e. Ile
zliuwed rue how to cut jack," continued Si
mon, •• and th4t's more
,nor come people can
do, if they have been to Angusty "
I kin too. I don't know it by that name :
but if it's book knowledge or plain sense, and
Bob Smith kin do it, it's reasonable to s'posc
that old Jeirtliah Suggs. tvun't be bothered bad.
Is it any way similar to the rule of three,
Simon V'
Pretty much, daddy, but not ahartly,"
said Simon, drawing a. pack from his pocket to
explain. Now,, daddy." he proceeded.
you see there here four earth' is what we call
the Jacks. Well, now. the Wee is, if you'll
take the deck and mix 'em all up together. rii
take off apassel from the top, and the bottom
one of them 1 takeoff will be one of the Jacks."
Me to mix 'ent lust,",said old Jed'dtab.
"And you not to see but the back of the top
one, when you go to - cut" as you call it!"
Ji so, daddy."
•• And the backs all jist as like as kin be ?"
said the Seni•'r.Soggs, examining the cards.
•• Abu like nur cuw-peas," said Simon.
•• It can't be done, Simon," observed the
old man, with great solemnity.
Bub Smith kin do it, and so kin 1"
•• It's agin eater, Simon; thar arn't a man
in A ugusty, nor on top of the }earth that kin
Daddy," said our hero, "et you'll bet
" What ?" thundered- old Mr. Suggs, " Ret.
did you say I" and he come down with a scor
es' across Simon's shoulders-4—" me Jed'diah
Suggs, that's been in the Lord's earvice thek
twenty sears--me, bet, you nasty, sassy, tn.
" I didn't go to say that, daddy arn't w t
I meant, adzactly. I meant toe at of
you'd let me off Irdm this' here maulin. you
oive me, and give me " Bunch," el I cut Jack,
I'd give you all this silver, of I didn't—that's
all. To be sure, I alters knowed you wouldn't
Old Mr. Sugg ascertained the exact amount
of the silver which his son banded him, in an
old leathrn pouoh.lor inspection. lie also,men•
tally compared that sum with an imaginary
one, the supposed Value of a certain Indian
pony called •• Bunch," which be had bought
kir his " old woman's" Sunday riding, and
which had sent the old lady into a fence corner,
the first and only—tiine she had ever mounted
him. As lie weighed the pouch of silver in
his hand. Mr. Suggs also endeavored to anal
yze the character of the transaction proposed
by Simon. •• It sartainly can't he nothin' but
given', no way it kin be twisted," he murmur
ed to himself. I know he can't do it, so
there,s no reek. What makes bettinl The
resit. It's a one•sided business, and 'l'll just
let him give me all his money. that'll put all
his wild sportin' notion's out of his head.,'
Wiil you sand it, daddy 1 1 " asked ffimorl,
by way of waking the, old. man .up. You
might as well. for the whippie ^ won't do you
no good, Mid ai for; Otincti, nobody about
the plantation. won't ride Min; Eirit ass.: • •
Simoli," replied the old plan... I .agree to
it. Yobr old dkddyls in a.cloae plaee, about
payin' for his land: and, this hitle moneY—.it's
listleleven dollars, lacking of twenty-five ceuti
...will help out mightily. But mind. &Mon,
of any•thines said about • this; hereafter, re.
member you give lite the
Very well ditkly. and etthe,thing woils
up Mimi o' down: I a l poil we'll say, yen give
toe Iltinch—eh I" , •• .
" You won't never he troubled to tell Ito*
youCinne by &Inch ;the thing's ogle miter.
and can't be done. What old Jed'disli Suggs
knows, he knows as good as anybody. Give
me them fixaments, Simon." •
Our hero handed the card. to his father,
turned his back to that individual. in order to
prevent his witnessing the.operatton °touring.
lie then sat down and very leisurely com
menced shuffling the nit*. making, however
an exeeedingirawkward jeb .q it. Restive
kings sod jumped froth his hands, of
obstinately refuied to slide into tha:CoinPany
the rest of the' pack. Ociesiohally. I
sprightly kattue *Mild OW, do facing his
neighbor; or pressing his edge ;against anoth
et's. half double himself up, and then skip
away. But Elder ied'diah perseveringly con
tinued his attempts to subdue the refractory,
while heavy orops burst from his forehead and
ran down his cneeks: All of a sodden an idea
quick and penetiaiipg ie a rifle-bill; seemed to
have entered the cranium of the old man.—
lie chuckled audibly. The devil bad suggest
ed to Mr. S. as improntlu stock." which
would place
. the chances of Simon—already
sufficiently slim in the old man's opinion—
without the range of possibility. Mt. Suggs
forthwith proceeded to cull out all the pidur
curds—so as to be certain to include thvacks
.4...- an d place them at the bottom ; with the evi
dent intention of keeping Simon's fingers
above these when he could cut. Our hero.
who was. quietly looking- over his father's
shoulders all the time, did * not seem alarmed
by this disposition of the cards; on the con
trary, he smiled, as if he felt perfectly confi
dent of success, in spite of it.
" Now, daddy." said Simon, when hiafath
er had announced himself ready. " narry one
of us aint got to look at the cards, while Vat
cuttin't if we do it'll spilt) the conjuration."
"Very well."
" And another thing—you've
. got to look
me right dead in the eye, daddy—will you I"
u To be sure—to be . sure," said Mr. Suggs;
U fire away."
Simon walked up dose to hio father, and,
placed his hand on the deck. Old Mr. Sugg,s
looked in Simon's eye. and Simon returned the
look for about three seconds, during which a
close observer might have detected aauspicious
working about the wrist of the hand on the
cards. but the elder Suggs did not remark it.
s. Wake snakes! day's a breakins Rise
Jack !" said Simon. mining half dozen cards
from the top of the pack, and presenting the
face of the bottom one fur inspection of his
It was the Jack of Hearts !
Old Mr. Suggs staggered back several steps
with uplifted eyes and bands!
" Merciful master!" lie exclaimed. "of the
boy 'taint! well, how in the round creation of
the—! Ben did you ever to be sure and
martin, sawn has power on this tearth !" and
Mr. Suggs groaned in , heavy bitterness.
" Yo n never seed nothin' like that in Augus
te:did ye. daddy ?" asked Simon with a Ma.
Items wink at Bon.
Simon how did you do it ?" queried the
old man. without noticing his SOWS qUeSilOll.
"Do it, daddy? Po it? • Taint nothilf.
I done it jest as easy as—shoottn."
Whether this explanation was entirely, or
in anydegree,satisfactory to the perplexed mind
of elderied'diah Suggs, cannot afiee the lapse
of time which has jntervened. sufficiently
ascertained. It is certain, however, that he
dressed the inYestigatinn no farther, he mere.
requested Ilia eon Benjamin to witness the fact
that, in consideration &if his love and affection
for his eon Simon, and in order to furnish the
doneo with the means of leaving that portion
of the State of Georgia. he bestowed upon him
the impracticable poney, " Bunch."
so, daddy ; jist so: I'll witness that.
But it minds me mightily of the way mammy
give old Trailler the side' of bacon, last week.
She a sweepin up the bath; the meat on the
table—old 'Frailly: jumps up. gethere the ba.
con and darts, mammy arler him with the
broom stick as turns the door—but seein' the
dog had got the start,' she shakes the stick
him.ind honors' ." you sassy aig-sukkin." ro.
gig h, gnatty, flop-eared vermin'. take it along.
take it-along l• I Duly wish it was full of a'snic
and ox-vomit and blue vitrol, so Nd t'vreinld cut
your intrils into chitlins! That's about the
way you give Winch to Simon."
It was evident to bur hero that his fath
er intended he should remain but the one more
night beneath thy paternal roof. What mat
tered it to Simon?"
He went home at night, curried and led
Bunch; whispered confidentially in his ear,
that he was the •• fastest piece of hors-flesh.
accordin' tO size, that ever shaded the yearth;"
and dieu busied himself in pteParing tot an
4ailv start on the morrow.
ExcentNT.--A. well known rake sitting in
Drury Lane theatre, beside a very pretty girl,
was very rude with her. The girl. however,
appeared ae if she did not or would not hear
him ; but as he became more bold and impu•
dent, she at last turned round and said, with a
rugged snd angry countenance.
Be pleaeed to let Ate alone.'
To which the surprised and confounded
freebooter could only answer--%
Nay, do not eat me.'
Be not afraid; replied the girl, with a
eintict, • 1 am a Jettiess r
Paacittzto6s, Very hen you stand nit
a precipice with' a young lady. says the Alba
ny Knickerbocker. always remember and put
your arm around her schist. to prevent her be:
coming dizzy. Ladteit who hatFe tad it say
there is no antidote in the world st all compar
able with it. Indeed. a young lady of our ac
quaintance says. that un der such circumstan. ,
ire&she could look down Isiiagit's tent -hours.
and not eiperience the atittlisagreeable sensa
tion wbateler!
'WaNTE" ri to li l / 4 .,7;pw.-=ti prisoner in Eng.'
land wheti Called Upon bathe Alderaian for his
defence: o4ered a lawyer for:tc;-
fuOrrow, and I hope your lordship tall be so
good as to put it ocriiit die comes:
Why What 'eau the lawyer day *loin iir
&Aid his worship.
That's what I Want to knoW; Please your .
worship," replied di prisoner.
A lionams SaTrautarr--4tri late celebra
tion 01 old bachelor.. at Blorimingteija n o4
following toast was drank. rire,F3rifr4aiiini
in churches—angels 'in ball roornsdeyila „in
the kitchen.
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The town of Norfolk. Coon., was first pur
chased of the natives about the year IWO. only
twenty years alter the landing of the pilgrims
iii ply mouth rock: It was at that fink inhab
ited by a branch of the Afohegan tribe, . who,
at the settlement of the town, returned again
to the main body, in what is now the east
ern part of the State. There was one little In
dian girl left behind. This was done at me
Urgent request of one of the settlers, named
Marvin. who, having but -one child, a son,
deserved to adopt this girl,, and rear her as
his own. She consented to remain ; With
them, and saw her friends and family departed
for the home of their fathers without appar
ent grief. though after they were gone she
went away by herself and wept. It was not
strange, for Mahtloe was yout ' r,a mere child in
only seven years old. and almost a stran
ger to her newly found friends. But she
coon became quite reconciled to her mode of
life ; and when she had learned the language 1
of the English. none ever appeared happier
or more amiable than the little Indian girl.
Site speedily grew to be a favorite with the
whole company of settlers, aud was welcomed
to their dwelling with the greatest cordiality.
Ten years passed away, and still Mshtoe re
mained in the-family of Mr. Marvin. But what
a change had those ten years wrought in hEt !
Instead of the slender girl, she was now the
well-informed woman. Tall, but splendidly
proOrnoned, she was active as the deer. aud al
most as coy and timid. She seemed to have
I lost many of the characteristics of her race, or
rather they had 'been greatly modified, by her I
continued intercourse with a cut ilized• people.--
Fur she had been instructed during those ten
years in the kuowledge, and with the same care I
and labor, that the children of the English en
joyed. She loved and respected her friends and '
benefactors, and their manners and tootle of life
bad been gradually adopted as her own ; eb that
by the time she was seventeen, there was scaree..l
lv amore ladylike personage in the whole svt
dement than was Miaow, the Itidiao girl. Olt!
It would have charmed you to observe the bright
leaped youth apeakitig out through ber brieliter
eyes—to hear her sweet voice break form in th e
rude music of the times—and to watch her as
she tripped gaily over the soft grass, now bound- I
ing like, the panther, now climbing rocks that
the wild goat would almost fear to tread. now
paddling the frail canoe along the beautiful :little
river that watered the village.
I have said Malitoe was coy—;-so she was,
whenever any of the young men of the town
were by. But with George Marvin, her brother
by adoption, she was, of course, perfectly tantil
iar, As she had !earned to call hint, so she
seemed to cuusider him her brother ; and ! weer
were brother and sister more affectionate,thae
were they. though the wide world were looked
over to find them, Affectionate ! They littie
thMight how deeb there sources of time; ii broke
upon' them in an instant:
At Unguowa, few miles to the northeast of
of the, settlement. resided another branch of the
same tribe to which those who had left Nor
walk belonged. It chanced, one day in Sep
ember. when Mahtoe. as I have said beferey
was seventeen, that a young Indian front Un
gnosis saw her as she ; was sitting on a tall hil. ,
that rises abruptly on ' the eastern side of the
river. rt was then covered with some soots
forest trees, but now bears only a Short row of
I stinted poplars. .She was employed in weay.
ing a little basket for her needle-work, for
she had not yet forgotten the rude acquirements
her younger years, nor the language which
Was her own t' but arnid• all the accomplish.
ments of civilized life. she still retained an at.
fection for many of her old commis. and pas
times. The vie* trots the [minion which She
occupied, was beautiful. To the west, the val
ley of Norwalk, with its winding stream. its
meadbwe, ito trees, whOse lot age glOwetf With
all the tints of the rainbow--to the east; the
forest all untouched, just as it Came fro* the
Almighty's Nand—to the south, the sprinkling
waters of the Sound, and the long, blue Wand
beyoed—all these were before her eye. and
theiriurpassing, beauty was fully appreciated.
And as Nlahthe gaied on the fice - of Nature.
so rich, so calculated to inspire one with CIIIO.
lions of admiration, of love, and benevoleoCe,
the pure spirit within he.. manifested through
her eyes its happiness, and her face was radiant
with a quiet joy. The young hunter, saw her
and admired, I will not nay he loved, ter love
is a plant of slower growth. but be gag struck
with her beauty. and stood and viewed her. un
observed himself, till Mahtoe. having, finished
her work, arose to return home. lie then
plieed himself directly before her, and addrea
sed her in her tongue.
"Will not the maiden stay awhile, that Ton
tawea may feast his eyes on her beauty lit
makes glad his heart to look on so fair a crea
m tine."
"It issime for Mabioe to retirrn.". repli • d she ?
" see, the hill is alreitly between the , and
thesiver, and the tree shadows are, lent,. My
brother awaits me at borne."
"But Tnntawea loves the maiden...[le vihnld
make Fier his wife. Ile will hurdler het all
theday. She shall never -want." „1.
flee face grew pale at his worths; and, though,
tihe knew not .why. her heart sickened ut the
bare thouglitof becotiiing his wife. ;But she
said, firmly:
"It cantle{ be. The youth isl e s stranger..and
seek in vein; for Illabtoe's heart. But he is
tieleo me to our tent; will he eat with us to; night'."
7 ,...andehe stepped aside to post by film,, Mul
lead the way home. 'Without:tardier, parley.,
the young hunter grasped her in his i ,sinewy
arms, and boin her away in the oppos ite
-don. She screamed for help. glint wLa torstr
fronsthe amain:tent, and no one heard Ilererv..
Tontaivea eawled her irt artfaS awhile, at
then setting her on her feet. her sit
Walk by his side, bolding her slghtly; by the
,hand tilt they arrived at UngnnWa.-
„Wen Malnne retux4d home
George,;who wae,,atw s uneatiyi iate ,Weris
lerigatneristrdil Ids sights wslked :PAO° me sh
I her. Though . M i ne'* inot Where iihOiti biect_
1, t ' , ,
during the aftemoon, he Chanced to go direCtly
to the spot from tri k idi she had been so rudely
carried sway. ,As he. carne j fii, the tree : Ander .
,whose shade she had been stiting,reed saw the
bagkei she hall made. Which had Calleq froin Wer
band in her struggles tr. escape, lie knew not
what to make of it.. Ile looked about and saw
the trail of heavy feet, but they were not hen.
Re called her, and searithed all around, but she
neither answered nor came. He returned to the
village—but'no one bad seen hei, or could teU
anyitfing Concerning her. This certainly began
to look alarming, for the sun had sorntihae been
'down - , and it was already growing dark. Mah
toe had never stayed so long adray ; - and why did
she leave her basket on the hill ? There must
have been violence ; but who would injure Mah - -,
toe 1 The affair was incomprehensible.
All that night and the nest day was the search
for the lost Maiden continued, but nothing was
discovered that afforded any clue to the mystery
of Nei absence. Unfortunately, no one had seen
her when carried away by the stranger Tenth.
and. the idea of violence Irom any of her. Ofi , ti
people was not for a moment entertained, So .
they sought in the forest and the river, climbed
the hills, and crossed the valley's of the whole
region aouve, and et last they gave her up as
dead. . .
In the meantime, the poor gni was exposed,
to a severe trial, from which she come out most
glorinterlv; tier carman on the day afterlie had'
taken her to hfit tent. finding entreaty useless.
boldly threatened her with death, Nate longer
refused to .yelrt to his brutal purposes. heath
or dishonor ; which did the high-minder: Whine
prefer' I need not tell. Both were.sufliciently
terrible to a young and happy thing-like her; but
death was nothing, in comparison with die eter
nal stings of conscience, and a (ante sullied
among men. :Still there was one hope of escape
frotwboth, and it was not forgotten, for sa Tuti
,approached the unhappy victim . of his
passion. she snatched suddenly , his tom ahawk,
and ay the stag at ba y
, turns to his 'prifetier„ so
with the unwanted Strength and courage of des
peration, with a eirt'gle MOW she felled her Per
treentor to the earth. It Was a h - a!d deed: and
s!ia , I iv_ W it tor . for if discovered by any of his
people before sire ermld make her escape gold,
the most tearful tortures were her portion. :ilia
was discovered ; lor she had hardly sprang
through the dour of the tent, :old was flying .
milts. the plain, n, heir a stout warrior entered;
and iin seeing what bid been done, s tart e d ini•
mediatirly nu pursuit. And he overtook her and
: brought her back to t h e c i hriee, and called out
the tribe to withess the death of the ill-fated
young man, who was then ebbing nut Inside.
Malitoe must die to-mot row ; the relatives of
etetlecesseddernand blood :or Wood. There will
be solemn dance, a funeral dirge, and then the
bliering.loggots—the greedy flautve n ill My up
th • sources of life, and the fair train will go to
the land of spirits. And there will be savage
triumph-and rejoicing over her ruder - toga, and
feasting and tevvrly will conclude the Seene.. r .
But the girl is firm ; for the spiiit.of twenty' an
cestral chiefs nerves herleart, and she will rise
early on the morrow•to -see the sun fur the last
time, as it peeps abo:te the ho r izon. .
It is midnight, and - Nl:dime sleeps ;ot a mus
cle moves—trot a sound do these sweet lips ut.,"
fir. 'Tile Slumber is quite praceful, for all is
undisturbed within. A fe‘V bear skins rpread
on the ground form tier only cope?), tam in her
irifani• . she often reved otherth a one. 'At the .
- doer of th e tent lies i stalwart Indian. the fame
who had pursued her when the attempted toes
rape. 'lN'lty (love he sleep era soundly 1 Has
he unwittingly partaken of some drug
which deadens his senses. and eausee him to
slumber at his sentry post 1 It most be, f o r Le'
hears not the door of the tent open ; a girlish
form steps over his huge Limit/. and gliding to the
side of Malatoe, whispers softly in her ear She
starts up but 'does not cry out, for Indian blood
runs in her veins, and Indian cunning and eMt.:
lion Oil)) her now. The tiro, the girl'and the
Worria'n, for illirlitne'S chafacter has g?own with
the occasion, and elle has laid aside the girlish
eharaeter forever—the two approaCh the door,
step lightly over the guard who is still wrapped.
in his dreams, tire door Closes after diem: and
they are gone amid the darkness of the night:
Vs ell Alone..lliahtoe, bravely, nobly done. fay
littleiMarrnah, and rich shall be thy,reeraid,—.
Fly &Wilily. and pause not for tvenrineeti, fig.*
long pnd . toilsome journey, is, t?efigeyon. ; . 4es
not the howling of the Ar ot tor the cry of lie Item ;
then terrify, you,, for you teiVe We've eliemtes
behind.. The night is dark;; and yriiiipatii rough .
and ' tlitlietalt, - bill Insider latlght staiihall be cur
guide; andshall cheer y'off - en tilt the infirriiiii
dawns. --: . , .
It did cheer thetii nn, and when the sun burst*
forth in the mornig, the ten miles that separated
Unguowa from the, settlement at Norwalk hail
been passed. and the fugitives stood panting at
m a rnia's door. 1 1 4atitkie waik,soon
in the ems of her brother George,:but she never
called him On;iter after that. The little gar
mah, w Ito liitt so generously'safitid her could net;
of eiturse, return to her tribe, but she was soon
fat' happier thin she ,Colild,lave ever been with
theiti. for yid: llliihtltehe for a teacher, a nets and
bright light beamed in ti'pen ter'iti)Frif? And
bile profited cell by ,the let7soni - slte Gad Teem.
ed; and' beeime as great a fAmiteitiPte Settle
ment-as Nlfilttfia herself, and like her; Boli' had
a !Mine of her own, being irrairied'in a 'hung
ittan'oltlie • plite . e, who was 'envied by 'all who
seeking :i wtfe. ftmeofthe most weal thy and
reepeetatile inhabit:tins Of the rows' still 'boast
their descent froni Fite or the : etliet of those two'
Indian girls.
, .
Flog TO CLCA'iitO,,C:Loygs.—Take a piece
ofilaonet; moi‘teit.ii with a tittle.milk. rub it on
a cake efpice . hard ei29, and t'lken apply it to the
soiled part of Me t :love.. Am soon oe . you. have.
remOted the t%rt, rub the kid ti.ith a dry piece of
flannel. Care must be taken tint to make the
glove too wet, these hard times. people must
scour, OP, and make erels. thing go as far as they
A . . - Sfin.t.t REcirr..—For the heyteet of the /a
diei,'mri atlectlhe following siliirlndir4elion ke
r emovingfrifii giaini...and iroil iunnlil fForn lined.
ind:entfon :—Moisleii tl6. rail inktiied i v i t ha eo hi
Wiwi; then hold 'iii'd ihe 4 eaotiis of pipnlitil'
biiiristoite, and )1 et'inAfill diairnal.
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