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r -rban Morninn, Novemi,el 19, 1858.
• ,irltctrb 'fottrg.
A CHILD EMEfIACINO ITS MOTHER.
Si TROICIS ROOD
Lore thy mother, little one !
Kiss and clasp her neck again—
. Hereafter she may bare a eon
Will lots and clasp ber neck in vain—
, Love thi mother, little one!
to:e upon hrr hying . eyes,
Awl mirror back her love for thee—
Hereafter thou may'st shudder sighs
To meet them when they cannot see
u.tre upon her Itring eyes
Fre , . tier lips the while they glow
\V-rti love that they hare often told—
lirreirier, thou may'et press, in woe.
:Ansi c them till mine own are cold.
F:ce her lips the while they glow !
revere her maiden hair,
%iincerfi it be not silvery gray—
._ ra: death led on by care,
llsr s natch. save one dear lock.away
I re% ere her maiden hair !
: - her a: eve end morn,
TNal Heaven may long the stroke defer,
. u :ice the hour forlorn
.f^er 'hoe w:h a-k to die with her.
her: at ere and morn.
Sc , " •I`.r around us falling
1), tri.nered to the ground,
; - :) , Igh•ieis mortals calling,
i •a: an: solemn annul,—
-',a:7.th of ds:s presuming.
tit e 1..3:ns of pleasure tread,
to beauty blooming,
nJer among the dead.
11;:a: Ivuzh ye: no losses grieve you
-61, health and many a grace;
skies deceive you
to Autumn place:
• n't• life eternal
e. , ur hiz:he, , t hopes be stayed ;
• a., tic, for ever vernal,
'ears a leaf that shall not Cade.
1:011 ITS INDIAN AND PIONTS9. BISTORT
F e.; are their romp and power. like dreams,
Fr scrtbe-untnart.t.d. by bard unsung
Pitt mountains. takes and rolling streams
kecall their wild. rich forest tongue,
Ind name , .sinsetc , ly they bear,
Irerter thin flute-tows on the air.
"! 1 , 10. tan ctuelites, which were
.'ll.:'g the Devolutionary era, and for some
:le:wards. were undoubtedly somewhat ex-.
The reason is obvious, and if it does
a ju..stification, it palliates the wrong.—
..J . !1:1,7•1,,Ates needed the aid and friendly *pupa-
F -- ance and other prominent - powers of Eut
nett as the united and ardent co operation
e population ; then, numerically weak.
=:t c:tu.d art active symputhy, on their be
ht m Ire likely to be elicited, than by' a graphic
a•rocries alleged against the Indian
cis of warfare, 'which had been at all times
t he Iroquois, from the earliest history
tr , r 'hem, was such, unquestionably as to
feeling sof our nature, The best.
• ss ...le worst, which can be alleged of it as,
Nrls and had been, for ages, approved
v !lieu nation. AVith a clear sense
.c . r.:h•weveT, they expected that the Lune
was meted to their foe would be
again, and wi'h more than Ro
-11 ,hey =aid torture and death, when
`, 7. ' ;'7.er1l of the Indian character, general
:•.,m which the plOic mind has form-
Unfortunately for the race, halm been
- ;•:th the crar-pa:h. Daring seasons of
1 0 k:Omeatic relations of parent and
and bro . her. and the social charities
sibs 1..):,xx in the "smiling train" of
•nethselves, a - a know but little of
11 , -gory, poetry, painting and oath-
L• le -om rspresen:ed them to as otherwise
' armed, parotid and plumed. In
azd effevs, orar'is as terrible as" Hea
and tends to the Jeeelopsment
worst, and seldom any of the better
fr.: nature. Even Chnsuanity, with its
~.., l z ?- : Icepts, has faded to eradicate its hot
. '!•:-tv.J. the experience of every year con
ha; has faded M mitigate them, not
-1:**;7.r1C113115 of Peace and Mercy,
izAC:xy, is war"; even at this enlighten
`cl: 3 -iluzzr. - s mode of settling disputed
to'. Right, too often controls
` 4l- a-mm.—tCler e Death tills the field, and
rate ,:r.nks !! . :e
\ ` l, e...z • zt , lttrreet the liar-path, umi the Chrie
`'-• ersught a coalmen object—.
ft?.. , c;ivre modes of accomplishing it, and
t;ilowing,vare somewhat, but not
The former corms bis Tictims, by
1:43 finely said, as translated by Cede-
Wan the warritv's eseellitank
7 Ltd midden deeds et vniiesee,
wild, and senders of the inornent. ,
Int cks they that generate
4 -m. the Maki end the enduring Mighty
mad. the beano being trawls
vit4ch sax:miss COWS and gun loth
tver's czo.rse, the ratlere
tbe sad tbe of mes,
- z of propery.".
the notches carefully cut upon the haft of his ;erne
hawk ; takes and preserves the scalps as trophies;
receives the wild greetings of his nation; and re.
counts his deeds of valor at the festival which fol.
lows the victory. These, With the hops of being
made a war-chief for his prowess, are his blood.
The Tatter seeable heroism commemorated in the
honorable mention made of him ,by his superior
officer ; in the plaudits of the paths prints; and in
feasting., perhaps, and triumphal street pageants.
These, heightened in their brilliancy, b) an excu
sable hope of civic preferment, as a merited tribute
of honor, varnish, but cannot cover, the blood-spots
upon kis garland.
That the park-lodge of the Indian, or the hearth
stone of the white man, in some remote and unno
ticed hamlet, has been rendered tearful and deso
late by the loss of a protector: Thu the victim has
gone, suddenly, from the red field of battle to his
solemn account, unprepared ;—that at the close of
the bloody day, Alight, the Victor, instead of jos- -
lice, holds the revel, or chaunts "the joyous see
pers,"are facts, which are rendered neither more
nor less impressive' by the polish Aupon the blade
of the English swordsman, or the rudeness of the
tomahawk in the grasp of the forest warrior.
At the opening of this article it is stated that the
Colonists, from interested motives, gave currency
to exaggerated accounts of Indian atrocities, and,
it might.have been added r particularly in the border
warfare of the Iroquois, upon the Susquehanna and
As a sample of many, mention need only to be
made of one historical tact. During the Revolu
tionary war, a letter was extensively circulated, not
only throughout this country, bat in Europe, pur
porting to have been written by an agent of the
English Government to Col. Haldeman, then Pro
vincial Governor of the Canada's. It is dated at
Tioga, and was believed throughout the war to
have been genuine, and found a place in some or
the most respectable publications of the day. Ema
nating, as it purported. trom the heart of the Indian'
terri:ory, it carried
, with it a verity and authentic
character above question or cavil. The writer says,
in 'lobster ce, by request of the Seneca Chiefs he
sends to his Excellency eight packs oficalpv, cored,
dried, hooped, painted, &c , w ithin accompanying
invoice, of which, a few out of a great mail
other items, will sufficiently show the general im
No. 1. Containing forty-three scalps of Congreve
Soldiers, stre;ched on black hoops, &c.
No. 2 Containing ninety•eight of tanners—
hoops green, to show they were killed in their
No. 3. Containing eighty eight scalps of women:
hair long, braided in the Indian fashion, to show
they were mothers; hoops tine, &c Seventeen
others in same pack, hair very gray, black hoops,
Atter the ratification of Peace, the troth was di
vulged as to the origin of the letter, and it was as
certain, d and admitted to have been penned by
Doctor Franklin, merely for political effect! In
his zeal for t he cause of his country, be, at the
time, ju s tified a deception and a wrong, which tus
usually clear moral vision, under other eimum
stances, would hare been the first to have slioon
In addition to the in:rinsic and undeniable justice
and merits of our cause, influences, similar todiis,
were effectual in bringing down the execrations of
the ciTili7ed world upon Great Britain and her red
allies: at the expense, always, of the lacer—Me
unlettered Iroquois--who, in self-defence, would
wield the tozna% hawk, but not the pen.
The hocories written of them, which have been
manuals in our American schools, have been pen
ned, if no! by their enemies, at least we may say,
by their A nilo Saxon, land-coveting successors, and
the historic Muse has cowered in her task, before
the imposing form of the genius of " Manifest Des
tiny," in his gigantic strides from Ocean to Ocean.
Standing mote'' before the bar of public opinion,
whose jurisdictional right, m their sullen majesty,
they disregarded, the Iroquois have been convicted
without a hearing; condemned by an interested
tribunal—too proud to ask the felon's privilege of
extenuation ; their prisons, the narrow Reserva
tions; their Future, daik as a starless night.
In the border warfare of this part of our State,
Major Walter Butler, at the head of his English
Rangers and Tories, and other white soldiers in the
service of the enemy, committed worse than In
dian atrocities, Instances appear upon record, of
such wanton cruelty on the part of the officer just
mentioned, at Cherry Valley and elsewhere, that
the Mohawk Chieftain, Brant, denounced his lust
of indiscriminate slaughter, in the scathing rebate
that he " was worse than a savage." In the accounts
received at a distance from the place where those
massacres occurred, the bloody foot prints were in
variably tracked to the door of the forest Chieftain,
when, in justice, the arifi.vxf savage deserved the
censure, and should have borne the odium. In ma
ny of the tiagic scenes upon the Susqaeltanna, be
Performed a conspicuous part. He was the leading
spirit at Cherry Valley, and other points wherecnsel
tragedies were enacted In the severe engagement
rpm the Chemniv, (now Tioga,) between our ar•
my under Gen. Sullivan, and the combined English
and Indian forces, called the battle of Chenturg,
he was also present, associated with Colonels-Win
Butler and Sir John Johnson. Not long aterward,
in a bloody skirmish upon the West Canada Creek,
Hert ones county, he fell, while at the bead of a
retreating party, alter having ravaged the settlements
at and near Joheinown. He proved hbusell, 'bre%
out. a scource upon the Colonists upon the Stevie
hazina and the Mohawk. As he had bred, to he
died, an object of such and opined odium aide=
cation, that he was lets =eared for upon the Budd
where he fall , and denied the honor of a soldier's
'daisy points, of moat inhume, arise in the ram
tail.' of Ma, Jens Whitaker, a brief extant of
shicb was iztrothre.l swo a rtrce-Jarg at: As
PUBLISHED "EVERY SATUBDAT-At 101VANDA,JULLDFORkAPirM.,--BY E. O'MEARA GOODRICE.
a narration, by It.ceptive s -of 'tier pmeottel thd'
tures and journeying. °pop the . Suptputheurte !Ott
in Canada, it is highly interesting.
Yhis venerable lady died, a Bull( mons than a,
year singe, at the brims of her son, ' in Toidon,llll.,
nolo, surrounded by friends who knew and ipPio- -
dated her history and her worth, Her narpoire
has never been in print, and only so mash of "An .
outline of the general eirentostaeceS - at bet etiptuie
and subsequent residentie with . the 'lndiana w_jil
now be 'given, as will aid dm present objekiotour
eg Gleaisings." Her father, Sebastian Strops, mai- ,
grated from Catskill in 1773, with his and chit;
dren, and settled at Piro:, (then called Wysock
ton, and sometimes written Wellman ken,) iii Brad.
ford (iben - Westmoreland connly, Pa ) Hergrand
parents, and three sisters of her mother, making
three other families in the neighborhood, together
with the whole of her father's family, were made
captives by the Indians in the month of May preced
ing the Massacre at Wyoming, in 1768. Thecap•
lure was made in the morning, while the family
were at breakfast. During the preceding evening,
a friendly Indian sought the shelter of het Eather'e
house, and remained there all night.
He communicated to her father the unpleasant
announcement that he had fallen under the displea
sure and suspicion of the Indians, on account othis
frequent visits to the forts at Wyoming, and that
soon his own settlement was to be molested.
also stated that formidable preparations were mak•
ing, for an attack upon Wyoming.
Early in the morning, after having been hospita
bly entertained, the Indian left, her father had been
so much alarmed by the information thus obtained,
that as soon as his informant was out of sight, he
saddled his horse, to ride to Wyoming, for the pu r.
pose of procuring a sufficient guard to aid him in
escorting his family and relatives back to that point,
which was then looked upon as a place of corn
parative security. An officer, in authority at the
fort, had assured him that a sufficient guard for this
purpose should be sent, whenever danger threaten
ed ; within a short time after he had exchanged
parting salutations with his trembing family and
friende, the houses of the settlement were surround
ed, and old and young were captured. The build
ings were soon laid in ashes, and the usual marts
of Indian wrath soddenly changed the face of things,
in the once quiet hamlet. The father thus escap
ed, but what must have been his feelings, when be
returned the next day, full of solicitude, accompa
nied by his guard from the fort, to find the seute
ment in ashes—the hearthstone desolate; his aged
father, mother, wile, and every one of his family
claiming kin with him, in the bands of the Indians!
That era had been well called " the times that tried
The captives were taken at once to Tinge point,
and. there given to a [knish Officer, at the head of
his Rangers and Indians, They remained at that
place during the whole of the preparation for the
attack upon Wyoming, and were there also, when
the combined tomes of the English, under John
Butler, and Indians, under Gi-en-gwalt-toh, em.
barked in canoes and ba:reauz, for that ill fated
place. Their destination was well known io the
captives. Upon the return of the expedition from
the massacre, with the booty, consisting of cattle,
horses, gr.c., the captives were still there.
In the latter part of July, all the prisoners, mclud
mg the narrator, together with the Indians and oth
ther forces, came up to Owego, - thence went to
Bainbridge and Unadilla, in the skinny of which
point they remained forsenend weeks.: At ibe two
last named plates, the captives had the pnvdege
extended them of cooking in a. fire-place a novel
luxury since their captivity. Sticks of snfficieut
length were placed in the ground, the tops bound
together and roofed with halt, making a tolerably
comfonable tent for their protection.
While the captives were at Bainbndge, two 8 , i
tisb soldiers deserted, main their way toward
Tioga Point. A detachment Was emit is punnsit,
overtaking them open the beautifut plain in the
town of Nichols, now owned by General West.
brook, and the descendants of Dante! Shoemaker,
deceased, and then called Maugh-an-to-wa.co,
which was a favorite corn ground of the natives—
The forms of a cam martial were dispensed with
and the deserters were shot down at .once. The
bodies were left were they fell, without burial, un
til Queen Esther, of Stie•eheapitn, a notable per
sonage of that vicinity, paperintended the digging
of graves, in which they were placed • tew days
after the event. These facts were learned, oa the
return trip of the captives to that point, shortly al.
tessranis, from Queen Esther's recital of the occur
fence. Previous to their calcivity, they were on
friendly terms with her, and while prisoners, re
ceired at her bands many fawns and marks of kind
Remaining there about three weeks, they were
then seat its canoes to Tina Point, where they coo
tinned until a short time stet the appearance of Col
Hardy and Major Tebolon Bader in that viciaity,m
the fall, at the bead of a respectable tome, which
had been placed there to prevent a seeped snack
upon Wyoming, and to protect that frontier. They
achieved a victory over the Indians, in a sharp en
gagement, in the vicinity of Tinge Point, which,
together with me news of the contemplaled inva
sion by a large knee ender Gen. Sadism, induced
the Indians to seed all their captives op the Chu
mons, wider an mean, on their way to Foci Niaga
ra- They went by the mead well beaten trail,
smiled iin a former.anicie, striking Neelos-dommat
mi Lake Ontario, ea pronounced by Mrs W., whirls
is ousicsobtedly lumlegeoil, as placed opal nor
Maps, DOW the mouth of the Genesee- From that
point, part of her company went mu by gad, and
a part in boats, to Yon Niagara.
The account of her jemmying' and vigilance
span the bulks ci the St. Lawneme, and her sterns
to the aims of her Whew, will be resented for an
other ebapier. Ailesias will now be %Way wade
to a pear which has bies a Tibia* of irwareseue t
with mug , biweriarreoe to the rarticipsiiaa ask
massacre of Wyoming.
.O,.IIIOMICIATI t ,OIIII.III,II,,,AMIAITAIMitite,-2-;•!
• v• sc,•-• - -0.. ,••••
The early Wuxi* mul minim belief of the day
identified him mith,dun wands effairsr The Poet
CamptieU,-to ht itaerenide, ,Winining"laking .
is the buis hi* inkfmathwii# l 9a! 0111 71"° 10 %,_
end tbat being, at the time, abie grandly receiv ed .
belief -in England. ihni ipeart at thard. The
friendly Oneida announces the impending din
le This is no time to fill **joyous cup.
no Mammoth comer-theAte-dite nuesentratant.
Wittt aids boleti'', tlesrditing bend :7-
• • 1p • • • • fb
Red is the eup'fftey drink ;:but not viith wine ;
Awake mid watch to-eight cirsee no morningshine.
In 1822, John Brant, co. of the sons of 'Thayan
danegea, west to irngland, For the porpOite °lcon.
wincing the poet that he had wronged his father's
memory in the poem. He was prepared with
documentaty evidence, which wu sent, with a
civil note, requesting the poet to satisfy himself of
the mistake, from an inspection of the evidence,
and to make such correetion as should seem to him
just To the next edition of this fine poem, a note
is appended, making a full explanation and cor.
rection. .The text, however, was left unchanged.
The world reads the poem, ho! few, comparative.
ly, refer to the prose of an appendix. This is the
misfortune of a correction, thus partially made, and
did it not have, in its m 4141201., an unbroken se
ries:of precedents in its favor, gathered from the
white man's intercourse with the Iroquois, it might
be a subject of astonishment. Like the poet's gond
intentions, our t es: efforts to do them justice, now,
are but limited and feeble—a brief, and perhaps un
read appendix of justice to a massive volume of
Mr. Stone, in his Life of Brant, states, and en
deavors to show, that his forest hero took no part in
the tragedy at Wyoming. Mr. Miner, in his ex
cellent work, the History of that Valley, inclines to
the beliel that he led in the battle, and was respon
sible for the Mas sacre . As the question now stands,
the statement ofMni. Whittaker is important. To
feel its tource fully, we must bear in mind that for
more than a month prior to the massacre, she was
at Ttoga Point, when the whole expedition fitted
out and started for Wyoming, and was the,e when
the forces returned. She says: 'II saw Brant at
Fon Niagara, often. I became well acquainted
with his children and family. I saw him for the
first time at the Fort. Ido not recollect of seeing
him at Ticg,s Point when the expediton was fitted
out for Wyoming, nor when it returned. • I think I
should have recognized him it I bed seen him be
fore. I knew the English officers by sight, heard 1
their name., and also saw the Indian in command ,
at Ties*, but it was not the man whom they called
Brunt at Fon Niagara I was young, bat things that
happened during our captivity, I remember with .
Nine—tit is due to historical truth that a fact
which has come to the knowledge of the writer,
since the foregoing was written, should be stated
in this connection. Our Gleanings do not assume,
it is tree, the responsible character of a history
with its usually minute and useful details, still the
writer of them would hardly do his own feelings
justice, should be give, upon any point of impor
tance, a partial statement only of facts in his pos
session. A Seneca Indian, 01 thorough education,
and, it may be added, a gentleman of the utmost
integrity, whose name the writer does not feel at
liberty to give, states that an aged chiefiainnow on
the Caitaningus Reservation, known to the whites,
as Governor Blacksnake, and to bisown people. as
Ta-wan-nears, participated in the tragic affair of
Wyoming. This chief is now one hundred and six
years of age, or thereabouts, and still unbent with
infirmity. He is very tall, being about six and one
halt feet in height. He ie much respected where
he is known, both brills own people and the whites,
and every lineament of his lace, of which there is
a very life-like and correct painting in this village
is expressive of patritivehal goodnese, beneiolenee
and troth. At several times, when he has allowed
himself to talk with his people upon the subject of
the massacre at Wyoming, which is not eely often,
he has said and has always maintained a consis
tency in his statement, that Brant was there, and he
stares incidents, in his narrarive, which seems to
make good - his insertion, but the Sets bearing upon
both fide, are so conflicting that a satisfactory solu
tion seems nearly out of the question. A single
feet as narrated by the Governor will be given. He
says, that after the battle, several soldiers of the
Colonists tell ander his charge, and into his custody
as prisoners ; that amain them was a man who sp
peered to be one of the principal citizens of Wy
oming ; that while having them in his charge,
Brant came towards them and, after a brief inter
view with the leading man of the preonen, he di
meted them to to taken to a point in the valley s
little removed from the scene ofcarnage ; that the
priraners were taken there as ordered, and, by
Brant's direction, were freed. Hist:tabor:Wed inflo
ewe with the Indians, was sufficient to have pro.
diced this rest*, but the cause of his sudden sym
pathy was unknown to the Governor. Brant, it is
known was a Mason, and even in the boor of bo
ne was never deaf to the entreaties of a brother, u
many matinees on record prove. That would solve
the mystery of their escape. The wrier of this ar
tide, however, not belonging to the Household of
Faith, does not wish to be understood as speaking
u by authority,e bet this much any one of common
Mimeo will freely admit, that an insaution„ whose
pnicepts„ and iefleenee can so modify the nature of
man, particularly of an Indian, that in the flesh of
victory and of blood, Mercy is enthroned instead of
Vengeance, entitles itself, such are its tendencies
and its fruits, too respectful atettain.
Brant held the Itaternity in hkrb reverence ; as
he many :ilea showy in the come oft& singularty
romantic Fife_ A few yews previous to his death,
a blending stranger was taken sick, arias upon an
exploring business expedition in Canada. But
It visa to tr.Kr..flollips. a Wooed
Caa aatist.so. is S4iekhnots4 was remorate to
W. 11. C. HosiornEsql...ef Awe. braless eessr•
'es, the writer mew has st is lom pesmositto.
took him to his oven Manse, and watched's' his bed=
side for several weeks ant 4 his recovery . The
stranger was !gentleman by the name of :Notch
kilte, whose finnily 'was 'Oen dialing at °nib huh
quah gab, koala Windsor, on the Ruequebarina )
With that point Arent was as bundler sails present
inhabitants ate, and alweystrpoke of that 'locality
withparketfi intereat,'for if b4bcen l!r ts ce of
great importance to the nmires, asit trechrig wet;
as a military post. Aside fient.the Masonic/ lel&
tioris which existed between them, this faCt i dimbt.
less, created a lively interest is the welfarel of the
stranger. The 'acts which nighere mentioned were
made public in a speech by it descendant' f Mr
Hotchketa, several years Once, before a i4ge as.
semblage, on Grand River, C.; W., at the time Of
the disinterment and removal Of the remains of the
noted chieftain, to a more imposing mausoleum,
than the one in which they have long reposed.
So limited as a contribution Must necessarily be
to a monthly magazine, like tie St. Nicholas, in
wbicb, the writer of this is aware, room is to be
reserved for other matters of eqnal and probably of
much greater interest, it is difficult to incorporate
into a mere sketch all of the tam requisite to the ap
preciation of a subject so dieersified iu its detail.,
and suggestive, as the Indian and Pioneer history
of our Valley. Indeed for a full comprehension of
the Indian branch of our inquiries, an insight into
the history of the of the Iroquois, anterior to the
Revolutionary era, is almost indispeneible. To un
derstand the secret of their seeress upon the war
path, and ol their Imperial away, an inquiry is also
impoitaat into the nature of their " League" or
Confederacy, and of the Totemic tie, by force of
which the Sixth Tribal Soveregntiea maintained,
tor, ages, a con ledecited national imporance. Bat
these sketches are only Gleanings; that is all that
is claimed for them. They are necessarily meagre
In a furore number, the narrkive, now comrnene
ed, will be finished, with its incidents and ezp!ana.
lions. After which, a history will be given .of the
title of the original Patentee to the Owego Half
Township, where the first settlement in our county
was made, together with an account ol the conflict
ing charters granted to the New York and Massa
chusetts Colonies; in the final adjustment of which
t he latter acquired, inclusive of the Hall Township
above named, a large amount ol land, between
Owego Creek, (.hen called a river,) and the Cite
nangn, as wel as several millions of acres lying in •
the Western part of Qtlf State; subject, of course, to
Indian title. Next to which an account of the Pio.
ner openings, in vatious parts of our County, Chen
called Montgomery.) will appropriately follow.—
LAVAL—God pity the man or woman who has
nothing to do. Idleness is mother of more misery
and crime than all other cause* ever thought of, or
dreamed, of by the profoundest thinker or tie wil
The idea that labor—manual labor—is
is not only bin w icked ! Too proud to weak !
&ranee pride that ! Better do anything than noth
log! Labor is the basis of all treahh, of science, of
an, of everything which gives comfort to the physi
eat and dignity to the spiritual, life of man. Too
proud to word ! . ,
The (lewd is aiways most busy wilt thcse do
are the most idle. II don't c% nrk Le is dr
A men nocattinced will 11/0 to INV., as jua re
as a oleeted garden will be fail of weeds and
croptes The physics! organization requires ac
Lion, work, Or it wilt be effeminate and powerless.
Ile who can lift but twenty pounds to-day by, prac
tise and a temperate use of tire plircic.: organs,
maw by and by astonish the world with his hercu
Look at the yonfig man who has no steady em
ployment, deems kind or other. See the bad
its that are by degrees grxering upon him. Watch
his progress and lissipitiart and his end is crime.
And should lie have courage and reweri,gth enough
left, after !ears of indolence to break away from
the degrading habit, how much of precious time
will be have ken ! bow much ir ill he form to live
over the wasted hours and years so that he might
better improve them.
COPIER AND Sivas —lt was said no di obe cur
reedy, that PO extraordinary was the •ktl! of Cuter.
that if he only saw the tooth of an animal, bee...Uhl
give not only the class and order of the animal in
viriouin, but the history of its babes. The billow
ing anecdote of ■ quick and coot examination of a
personae., whom more people would not ;limb of
-obrriirirq to such a scientific research, ik to tr.e
*he Yankee vernacular, decidedly In the
Gentleman'igagazine for the montb,_en article
" Traits of the Tea - pigs," sad Wenn the-awns:ore
of u John Doran," cooetade• With a eharaetert•iir
an,c,hue of Curter. He cam miss in Ms sleep it.-
repieseutation of Satan advanenas tow wit.
hint. and threatening to eat hire. "I Eat ire!' 'l-.5.
claimed the '&loN:hero's he examined the &&il
with the eye of a naturalist, and :lien added, '-Horn-!
hoof)! . • • - Needn't be afraid of /noi'
irr" Doctor, that ore rate tuna of plum vi fuss
rate," said a Yankee to a village apothecary
" &nosed it! tooled it !' said die pleased ren
der of digs. " Don't keep nothing brit tir-i rte
a And doctor," said the joker coolly, " I own to
boy anozher poobrci of ye."
" Anaher pound I"'
" Yes sit. 16m that wend I bought the other
day, to a perky little more, sad it tootle bun
sick. and lam petty soon malice pound scold
i Carriame —There is a cer4io malaise= mit
it, which, in the garb of Learner! reeeirebaaeripry.
aboat ibe twee of binary , , eacimt anis! I*
arocamerea, eed inarrie g err riving ire blase
trajbam. CVO oboeLl be tame LI ver-i-vea ;real
CallelF tram each emarroo.
ROM 'Of littlelielF6.
• ,• • „
Pliny andkiett i,n l34 . l kaiStYlckeinlel lirfongla4
out of iray *chariot, with. fear ,wheels and lout
horses, -imtl a *hip withall hes ureklingir, hioth in Po
smell eicippit'!re that a lice ebufd 'hills either wi~fi
it. wittgof eherilit wl.4!n
finikii,reconled historfars leer question
able entherityyhat in the rwentiedryeat Ittltarani
:ovine or MariScatiicit, ittadC a frik ;tit 004,
and brass, atedevea pieces, and ik piitejeyi gkot
which only weighed one grain. Seam - alio chador*
a chain of gold; of roily-three lu,ks , whiehhe fel;
toned to the lock auk key and int t sro rnd iha
neck of &tee, altogether weighed but. one grain
and a hall ! ,
Hadrianusiunins ems at Weblitt sin Etrabet. a
cherrystone cat into the form of a basher; in it
were fourteen pair of dice &wino, fbe spots and
numbers of which wily to, be discerned :with a
But still more extraordinary than this basket of
dice, or . any - ming we have yet mentioned, must
hate been a set of turnery, shown at Rome, in the
time of Pope Paul the filth, by one Shad of !Udel
l:each, who had purchased it from - the artist Os
resides Norhingerus. It consisted of 1600 dishes,
which were all complete in every pan, yet so small
and slender that the whole could be easily eneloe
ed in a case fabricated in a peppercorn of the ordin
ary size! the pope is said to have counted, them,
but with the help of a pair of spectacles, for they
were so very small zero be almost invisible to the
naked eye. Although his holiness dull satisfied
his own eyes of the fact, he did not, we are assur
ed, require of those about him to subscribe to it on
the credit of his own infallibility; for be pee ev
ery one an opportunity of examining and judging
for himself, and among the persons !has:highly fa
vored, particular relevance is made to Gaper Schi
oppins, Johannes Faber, a physician of Rome.
Turrianos of whose skill so many wonderful
things are related, is said to have fabricated icon
mills, which moved of themselves, so minute in
size that a mordi could carry one in his sleeve; and
yet it was powerful enough to _rind in a single day
grans enough for the comunip.ion of eight men.
Errecr or Licirr.—Dr Moor, the eelebrred me
taphysician, thus /peaks of light ou body and
A tadpole confuted in darkness will never be- r
cornea frog ; and an infant, being deprived of hes
van's free light ; will only grow into a eLapelese
iot, instead of a beautiful and reasonable being.—
!fence in the deep, dark gorges and ravines of the
Swiss Valois, where the direct sunshine never
reaches the hideous prevalence of idiocy 14anles
e - e traveler. it is a strange melancholy idiocy..—
.Army citizens are incapable otany ariculatespeeeh;
some are deaf, some are blind, some labor wider
alt .here privations, and ore all misshaped in al
tr..)st ere-y part of •!te b--'y. I believe there is, its
all puma, ain citi7r.4et.ce i the healthiness
of the houses, according to their aspect with regard
to the sun ; and those are decidedly the healthiest,
other things being equal, in u bich all mores. age,
during some parts of the day, may exposed twria
rect light. Epidemics attack sutiabilants on thesha
dy side of the street 3ra - freely esempt those I:uithe
other side ; and even it d:seues, such as agne,.the
ituluance rim: thus pariial 10 its lame
TATING ff ELEIr —Ohl farmer nadge mis i*Oaf
alck. arid in his own way mse.e vierybing a anb-
ire' of reilicui.
on Ben came home one day and said,. :` , `i!•
Met, the old black sheep has gm two lambs.:".
Good," says the old man, " that's the Most
pmeable sheep en the farm"
" llnt . one of them is dead,' . remitted Sex, :
" glad oss'l, l ' , says .father, WM he besietkir
the o!if sheep."
" Bat tTothefts dead too, says Ben._ • "
':So mcch the be4ei;" teioiLed_ BOdge,'"ahell
make.* grand piece.ol mat on its the tall"
" Vos, bat the old sheep's dead um," exclaimed
"Deal! dead! whit, [heel,' sheep dead r• cries
old Hodge " this 's good, she was always so agiy
THE Woatz —The World is the stage—me o are
the wears—chanee comp:nes the pisais—lorterte
dt.cribates the parts—me fools shift the Feeney--
phdooopher. are thespeetators—the rich occupy the
boxes—the powerful have their seats iu the &
surd the poor t.it to the gallery—the lair present re.
I mtignew—the tyrants ceeopy The treasury beaches
—those - forsakerr by tarty tertone snuff the candles—
Fully makes the cower% mai Time drops the ear.
Carmen Larri,--Ifever chnstranity appears in he
power, it es when if erects as trophies upon the
tomb; when h takes op its votaries where - the
emit! leaves them ; and has the tread' with eh:-
moral hope in dyisq momenta.
gs - oartmccr_—Every increase of t nowlente may
ossit4y tender depravity more depraved, • weld
as it may mamma the oreo,gb of Tinge- It at in
knelt anti power ; and as inane de140.18 on gasp.
L►cr BAT= Tees—in the Wet lean is bind
e tree the weer but of wtorth reseasbres Lace or
nes-work. This but is eery beasotfei, eaesierin
of layers tibial may to paned oat into s fine white
web three es Wet in width: It is roasetilSOS used
far the themes Of ladies.
ftr The force of estittheitse • me neee‘ubbe sad
ceaudabite as the forer of greikeknon_
G„ , - 4 ulasiOrat a few yews no far ;h. e b as
azd finales alawfarAsteni of Navels:
tkey two an Ira • Nega en i e c to y
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