Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, July 15, 1854, Image 1

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The early springessofkmorning breath
Around. a cradle played,
Where lovely in the arena of death
• A little child was Midi
kid scattered o'er the cradle lay
Violets and snow-drops fair,
Spring's` earliest flowers--emblems they, -
Of the pare infant there.
But mournfully, to that spring sky,
On that sweet morning air,
Rose sr young mother's frantic cry,
Of anguish and despair:
For with that babe's frail life had fled,
The light of hers—the ray.
A little angel's presence shed,
Forever passed away I-
It was the first time death had crossed
The threshold of her
Leaving behind the'early lord,
A shadow'ever more!
The spring is gone—.years pats—ithe glow
Of stioniees evening skies,
Upon a t tlying girl's fair brow, -
Like a bright glory lies. •
Orer that roof, had death before
With a desolation swept,
When a young mother sorrowing o'er
Her first born, there had wept.
Awl now again, that mother keeps
With sad and bitter tears.
liekF,ieial by the conch, 'where sleeps
The hope of riper years.
And yet. though now to frenzied prayer,
No nturrnorings,lood and deep,
In the hushed sitedt chamber there,
Disturb that peateful sleep.
lfasked," how is ft with the child?';
Bull would her lips rebel,:
With heart subdued in accertit mild;
To answer," it is well i"
Sommer is glineyears pass—the snow
Upon the, pathway lies,
Winter Is come—and sad and low,
The bleak wind Moans and sighs.
hronnd that home, where death again,
With stern relentless will.
Co. - aes with the winter's solemn train,
•His mission to folfil. •
And now his shadow rests, where
A youth, whose spirit eye '
Beams as his mortal vision dies,
With immortality !
Alone, at midnight. watching there,
Time's snows upon her head,
Again that mother kneels itt prayer,
Beside a dying bed. ; '
Resigned and calm—tho' she had leaned,
On him tier last sole stay. •••
But God's pale messenger had warned
The spirit from the'clay.
In 1784, when Samuel Dale was vet a boy, his
father moved from Virginia, and made a settlement
near the site of the present town of Greensboro,
Geo. But a few days elapsed, when the subject of
our Sketch—a you'h (I( .sixteen summers—found
himself an orphast ; and, in virtue of his seniority,
guardian of seven brothers and sisters. Disposidg
of them in the best manner his limited resources
would allow, he joined a company of volemteers,
raised to repel the invaaions 'of the Creeks; and
here commenced that military career, which only
closed when the difficulties of his country teased.
We do not propose to follow it up. Whoever is
acquainted with OA history of the Indian Wars
—with the bloody battles of Burnt corn and Holy
Ground—The terrible mas-acre of Fort Min:lll—the
hazardous expedition of Clairborne, and the Semi
nole campaigns of Jackson—knows enough to ap
preciate the iron nerve and daring intrepidity of
Gen. Dale. We will only notice a few of those ré.
matkable adientures with which his life is PO
replete. •
His celebrated " Canoe Fight," in the Alabama
river, in which he and two of his company, brain
ed, with clubbed rifles, nine Indian warriors, in fair
and open combat, is a Quid of household word with
our old Settlers. Every old crony on the river,
could relate to you the incidents of the bloody con.
flirt; while her aged partner, wnosehead had whit:
ened with the growing improvements of his State;
would hobble down to the bank, and point out the
very spot in the bright waters where the two ca-
noes met; and it, perchance, the reader has ever
made a trip down the river, on that elegant boat,
which bears our hero 7 aname, (Sam Date) he has
doubtless had designated to him, by the Courteous
Captain, the time honored old beech whieh marks
the spot, as well as the high projecting bank which
had prev!ously sheltered the namesake of his boat.
from the fireetsf the htdians.
Soon- after the bloody tragedy ,Of Fort - Mims,.
many of the whites, urged by their defenceless cort.:,
&ion, and the increasing hostilities of the Indians;
took refuge in Fort Madison. As Gen. Clairbome
was prevented from marching-to their aid, by the .
hostile mpvements of the enemy about Si Stephen's,
Capt. Dale and Col. Carson were left in command
of the. Fort As soon as his wounds, received at
Burnt Corn, were sufficiently healed, Dale disterm
ined m change his line of'conddet from defensive
to offensive. With seventy men he proCeeded
with westwardly to Brasierri landing on the Alaba
ma. Hem they found two canoes, belongink to 1'
negro, named Cesar, who Informed theinthitthere
were Indians' above, there,:tai.eiaoh.side,:or 011.#"*_.
ef.. He also tendered ' the the Ilse of the . owe.,
and pcoffaied to . 101. - ' 'their , pilot. Captain D i ce.
immediately planted the canoes inishirge
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miah Anse and 'tihrtnenj'telna were 'ordered , to
keep, them parallel:44'4AM pariy -Astir
party dhicoven4e
howeviir, immediately paddled-to 'the 'shore and
vie'tand tacon-
Lino! it route, okaccourn or the think cane and
vines!, Srere_ordeied to,orosenverdind proceed up
on the other aide.' %Vhile 'they:were • effecting a.
passage, Dale 'and several of his men kindled afire
a shoit:distance from the river, , to prepare their
day's meal Thus engaged they. were fired 'upon
bra,party ofCreeks,from an:ambuscade. Retrertt•
ing to the rivet)'so ae ' i gain the'cover of' tbe . pro.
leatine bank they' discovered a large fiat-bottomed
canoe,, containing elevek armed and painted war
riors. -Theparty behind there now retired, leaving
Date to choose his commune towards those in the
boat. ASV:lth of hiicanoes *erect! the' opposite
aid, Dale ordered . 144 larger one. to be Manned.—
Two of the warriorsnowLieft their boats and swain
for shore; but a ball from the unerring rifle of John
Smith perforated the skull of one, whd immediate
ly, sunk ; the other gainedilie 8110TE1 . , and, egg:aped.
Eight men had, in 'the meantime, nnanntkl the
large canoe,- and were approaching the Indian boat;
but coming near enough to see the number of rifle.
muzzels over the'edo ofthe boat, they bastily.pad.
died back to the shore.
Dale, exasperated by this clear back out,' es he
Permed it, of his men shouted to them in a anomie!
tone, " to look arid see three brave men do what
eight cowards had shfunk horn;" and followed by
Ansill and Smith, sprang into' the smaller canoe
which the faithful 'Creqer had pat brought over—
Paddling their centre directly towarda their enemies,
they aouncommenced the" Canoe Fight" proper—
so celebrated in Alabama tradition. '
When Within twenty paces of the Indians, om
heroes arose in their canoe, togive them an onning
broadside: but unfortunately, the priming of their
guns was *et, and they failed to fire: Had' nor
the same accident befallen the' enemy, the result
of the canoe fight might have been very _different.
Dale now ordered Cmsar to bring his (mat alongside
the other, and hold them together. The warriors,
confident of their strength, and eager to grapple
with three men whose suits would not fire, allow
their heaths move leisurely along with the current.
At the two neared each other, the Chief arose, and
with an ejaculation of defines. to " Big Sam," ley
, elled his gun at Smith's breast; but before he could
draw the trigger, the litter directed a blow at him
which would have linotred-hstati''had it not been
adroitly avoided.. The canoes came together with
a jar, which threw Jinni! slightly off his balance ;
and ere he could regain it, a- well , directed blow ,
from a war-club, protirated him across the twat.
A half dozen•poweiftil arms were raised to com
plete the work, when the heavy rifle of Dale came
down upon the head of the Chief, with a force
which sunk it deep into his skull. Smith had been
not less active, and his trusty barrel had fallen with
like effect upon the skull of another warrior, and
the two now fell their death throeti ; in the bottom
of their canoe. Austin had, in the meantime, re
covered, and added his strength to the work tildes
,ruction. The bold Cmaar. held the boats together
with an iron grasp, and with one foot in each, our
heroes fought. Two successive blows from Austin's
rifle, despatched two of the enemy, and one or
whom felt overboard. Thinking to make sure of
his foe by a second stroke, Austill leaned forward
to strike when he was again prostrated by an In.
dian club. ,The exulting savage never forgetfid of
a scalp, raised the war whoop—seized his eictim
by the haii—the scalp-knife glittered in the air,
when another timeif blow, loam Dale's dabbed
rifle divided- his skull. Tradition says, that from
the force of the bloW the skull was-split even . to the
.vertebral colmnn. In the meantime Smith, at the
other end of the canoe, g,rappled " with two lusty
Warriors. Tie was a powerful man; but the chan
ces now were against him. lhe iron-clutches of
one of his assailants are. upon hie throat—the tome
hawk of the other is above. bier head! He sees his
danger ; one foot is in one canoe, - one in the other;
with a desperate effort he gets both feet in one
canoe,. and draws one Indian after him, while the
sudden movement separated the end of the boats
and leaves the other behind, to Meet the fate of
those who had already come' within the range of
Dale's and Austin rifles Smit i h tidtv had the erielny
in his power, and soon dispatched him. The con
flict now became equal—three, to three. The rev
ages, reduced in bomber from nine to three, now
fought the energy .of despair. Light end- active,
they avoided may of the blows of the whites; and
dealt, in return, such well directed ones;'that they
were beginning to tell' in their! favor; when Dale,
calling to Closer to hold the bdats firmly together,
sprang upon :One of -the seats and dealt a .blew
which shivered a club which had bean directed to
meet it, and leveled another warrior. The remain
ing two'ivere' left to have destruction mewed to
them at the hinds of the victorious whet,
while Smith and Austin leaned upon their broody
and brattOespattered e rifles; despatched them at
two incentive blows. onring, the whole of this
aanguinar; • conlliet, the heroes were encouraged. by
the continued cheers of their comrades on either.
bank. 01 the nine warriors Smith killed two, Aus.
till two, and IYale:fire. "Having laidsthent , lovh"
•sayi Mi. Pickett,'" these nhdannted4tineficaus be; .
win to east 'bethink; the bright waters of fhb . Ala !
bama4—their native stream, now to be their 'grave.
Every tiros a Wage .wrut raisertuplrom, the:bot
tom of the-canoe, , and along-into-the water, the
Americans 14( . 1111 the banks set op Aunt, long - and
load, as tiepin *fight 'reterige' lot Ate .:tragedY,pf
Fork Mims: The, Indian:canoe presented. a•
unusually revolting•;-several inches der+ln savage
bfeadi-thickened With clods'of Whine and bunches
Of 64. • ",""
tb Ge .. ot canoe -fight,. a.
Dklajwastogaged In anotherhand•in-hand'rencon.
trei'hirdfi less egeitliii. - AlletelellOilito of the
are - seririted Atte: it has not,;
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ere this, beep
,mtide,thet-baele aerie of,nor,thritling
borde9alea r ,Whgp the Indian hostilities first be.
!q • aesume;b ; threatenl iuitpde,inCana,equen.
Caef,Me.Gelphinton.treely,,,,a ,white. woman wee
eeiueri bit o,ParlY 0( tudWilliund MAO cep•
ritity. 1 411 attenapte.towerde recapturing hereeMili
erf froitietejindeed,, , eo ipany,similar Caael ,cccuy
red,-that,they failed to mite that interest _,which
Would tworilly,oxpeo.ti Doles having
gained some information to
delerm ined-, , reed with,him deterruipation. ts; but
.inothet.wordfor aecemplishment.,to rescue her,
Setting out eleno,.hie. experience-in trailing loon'
by:ought Iglu upon the.heels of the savages. Find.
ing.faintee.lf near them with his charecterielio- cool
nese he slOpped,,at a, spring to drink and refresh
¢itneelfprev.ious,to ; beginning his work. While
Mopping to drinkOwo of the party, whit were near.
er than he thought, Smog upon him- Without at
tempting to rise, he drew .hie .hunting knife, and
with an . under stroke, killed one of .his assailants;
then rising suddenly, he threw the other from hint,
and ere he.could regain his feet, dispatched him.
Thus much accomplished, he'took the trail of the
others—followed them many_ iniles—came: upon
them asleep—knifed three of them—Mille thongs
of the captive woman, and was about to commence .
his triumphant march. hpmeward, when
warrior, whose position behiqd a log.had screened
him from view, sprang upon him.. Weak:from the
loss of blotid, arid in the deadly, grasp of the sav
age, Dale would now have fallen in the hands of
foe,.wliom.he,had ever conquered, had not the lib
crated woman snatched up a tomahawk and split
the indianre ekulf. The :naval 'deliverers, having
exchanAed — eoligratulatione open their Aortunate
escape,- were soon in the. midst of their rejoicing
friends. General Dale in after life, often said 'he
had. given op all hope'ef life in this insteke,
could hardly believe that , the weak emaciated fe
male, whose captive throngs he had just • cut, was
his deliyerer.. ,
The biographer of Clen. Dale, John ij. F. Clai
borne, of Mississippi; cite the above incident, and
vouches for its troth. The tales of Knight Errantry
could hardly equal it in romance and wildness of
adventure; and no Bois-de-Gilbert of the Middle
Ag e' s , hi a panoply complete," could boast greater
triumphs of hie lance, than Gen. , Date of his hunts
ing knife. .
Ater the treaty of peaee with the Indians, Gen.
Deld settled to Landerdale county, in the northern
part of Alabama, where his-log cabin was the seat
er so ostensive hospitality. In 1836 he was eleell
ed to the Slate Legislature, in whith he served
with his characteristic openness and independence
of character. An Interesting anecdote of him is re.
hued by Mr. Claiborne, in hni biographical Memoir;
We give it in the authors own language : " Some
time ago Gen. Dale was held, in Mobile, ender.
sor upciti a note. The debt was in the hands of a
/stringer. Accompanied by an officer he aught
the creditor, and tumid him in the saloon of ELTl
lam's far•famed hotel. " Sir," said the General,
it I have no money to pay this debt. The princi.
pal has property—make him pay it, or let me go
home and work tt out." The Shyloek hesitated
u Very well,'? said the veteran, with tones that rang
indignantly - through the apartment, 1, Very. well,
sal Look at my scars I I will march to jail, down
Music street, and • all Mobile shall witness .the
treatment of an old soldier !" These simple , words
fell like electricityppon the high•toned people: In
half an hour a dozen of the brightest names of the
city were upon the bond 7 and-before morning the
debt was paid, and a lull discharge handed to the
Gen. Vale died in 18f, at his residence, rr With
the fortitede of a soldisn, and the resignation of a
Christian." We know no better how to 'close this
article, than by quoting from the well written bi•
ograpny, which we have already used:
In many respects, physical and moral, he re
sembled his antagonist of ihe'Woods. lie had the
square lOrehead'and high cheek. bones, the com
pressed lips, and in fact, the phisiognomy of en In
dian, relieved, however, by a fine benevolent Sax
on eye. Like the red man, too, his toot fell light.
ly upoo the ground, and turned neither to the right
or left. Be was habitually traeiturn; bis face.grave
—he spoke slowlyand hi low tones, and seldom
laughed. I observed of him, what I had often not
ed as peculiar to border men of high attributes, he
entertained the strongest attachment for the Indians
—.extolled their courage, their love of countryoind
many of their domestic *lilies; and 1 have of
ten .seen the wretched remnant of the Choctaw.s
encamped around his plantation, and subsisting
upon his crops. In p'ettee, they felt for him the
strongest veneration—he bad been the friend both
Of Tecumseh and Weatherford—and in war the
name of" Big Sam" fell on the earof the Semi
noble; like that' of Marius en the borders of the
Cimbri!"—Georgia Unierrsiig '
ORIGIN OF VARI6OS harre. l rw heal was brought
from the 4ntral table land of Thibit, here its re •
preSentatile yet exist's! a grass, with small mealy
seeds. ' i
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Rye exists wild iq sibetia. . .
Oats wild'in Norli-Arrtca., •
Farley exists wild in the mountains of Himala•
( e'
i Milletyonti species is a native of India,' another
',Egypt and Abyssinia.
Maize was brought froth America. •
Canary Seed, from the Canary islands.
Rice from Eitiith'Afitei Whenceit wee teken : lo
India, mid thane's to Europe and America.
Pease are ot unknorre origin.. .
Latititgrow,Wild on thirottords of the bfediter
rantian. ''
lobett . lP? 4, .nieitire..of, Jrn and.
, .
C;hiok :Pegy,was brought:learn, the South . -af t
Europe„ s -
The seeders Bean Bait the Eist
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No kdrnmed merit•!..noLlenglii.of serVide—no el
gvelfon o,rili;ten,Oretik.this !Ink *filch he
is ever ready td.strike - theis'ealpable , or-dialeyaf--=
To maintain the diSeipline of his troops he is in the
warning and Picieifing„ at once to their
irispeetion , r-whim !, Kittle officet nv private
detected, in fault He. has,been known. on the
instant" of discuiritiveurtitumen otinattentign, to
tear off with his co f tin . haudstbe epatilettes and de
corattve badges.of a vetemn and lavorite . offieer.—
There revels in hie temperament.what may be
called a dash of romance ; which set oft by a form
great elegance and' nnisenlarrlingth, gives mhis
actions grace, vivacity and utterer!". When repre.
!muting .he imperial chief, hip details may be full
of grandeur" and magnificence may be truly and
orientally gorgeous- 7 th, audiences, banquets, the 1 imposing . and dramatic as those in the
AtabiritlNights—yet often ,from them - he breaks
abruptly away-travels through his kingdom, un
known and onobserve&---gaining, perhapr,
sion to the' palace of sortie neighboring sovereign
under-fictitious name; or, as a nnedicant. by the
way side, Oarints the charity of iheZinpress-or, it
,be i as the avrii and captain ore steamer,affectr
to run dovrn come lubbering captain of a small craft
on the Baltic—and while
,suppcsed io be thus roam
ing otter lite Empire, 'alarms his ministers by as
suddenly presenting himself amongst them.
A few yeata ago an American frigate—alikece
lebrated for the beauty 61 her proportions—the` so
lidity of her firm—and quickness of sailing—en,
tered, the harbor of COnsiarull. Her arrival was at
once communicated
... to Nicholas; and, before her
anchor was fairly down, one of the richly ornamen
ted steamers was observed approaching across the
wide bay. The steamer*stopped about 100 yards
distance from the frigate, a dazzling group of of
ficers was seen to enter a , barge, the course of '
which wassimmediately directed towards the ship:
Acting as coxswain to this barge, ani seated him
self at die stern, appeared a Conspieuous a small white cap, encircled by a red barA
and attired in a single" breasted dark green frock
coat—the alike coiresporiding with the individual's
sub ordinate capacity, and presenting a singular
contrast to the epaulettes and other finery of those
under whose orders he seemed stationed. Al -vays
prepared to receive appropriately such visitors, our
naval commander met Them at the gar gway and
gave them a cordial welcome. Among them wee
the Vice chancellor of the Empire, the minister of
Marine, and number of admirals and general of
ficers, who went " aft" into the cabin of the coin.
modore, whilst their coxswain, as it conscious that
he must look out for himself walked " forward"
and Mingled carelessly with the common sailors.
As he examined the battery and scrutinized the
buo,varks, asking now and then some questions,
the hardy tans," trained to discern The air and tone
of real authority, instincily touched their iarpaulian
hate, and winked knpwingly to each other whis.
pering their conviction that it . 1 was the old , boy
Itiinsell!" This suspicion circulated with rapidity
tilt - otter the frigate, but noone deemed it decoroos
by the slightest word br took, to intimate his exis
tence to him' who thought himsell, as lie wished to
be absolutely unrecognized. Alter inspecting this
proud specimen of of naval architecture arid ar
mament, the splendid cavalcade re-entered their
barge. •
find now arrived the moment when the comnie
dote was to deCide whether he ehorrld give the or
dinary salute at twenty one guns, or twice that
number, constituting an imperiafsalute. The sus.
peeled coxswain was then observed alone, and
leaning okthe whealof the steamer, as the man
of war's heavy cannon thundered from tier ports.
He remained silent until oldie sound of the twenty.
second dttn—ire matted With surprise—gathered his
officent emend him, and atter he had explained to
them that the "Cute Yankees" had seen through
his disguise, he issued his orders for theresumption
of his true character. Signals were immediately
noticed to - he eichanged with the Fa trooqing forte,
and tea or twelve Russian ships in - the haibor. The ,
etar spangled banner Was then hoisted at the mast
head of the steamer, gracefully playing across the
bows of the American ship, while every other arm
ed 'hip commenced firing answering salutes—
When these ceased the flag of the Union slowly
descended, end Nicholas proclaimed his personal
presence by hoisting in in its stead the standard of
his houieJ—the dark, double-headed vazle, on a
yellow grotiti&.- wiliest) appearance, as if by magic;
awoke the cannon of both 'on' the shore and the
bay produced the deafening roar of 2000 guns. The
self-Confidence Which leadsto those eccentric move
ments characterizes the - deportment-of- the sover.
eign everywhere-and - at all titaee. Our fancies are
apt to imagine him always moving in state, and
hedging himself around with guards and attendants
with all the - show and pomp of the appurtenances
of tyranny. Such is not , the case. Why, the el.
eeted citizen king of !ranee ; with power expressly
defined and reetricted, feels' safe only within his.
palace walls, or amt6o;ided by his aokliere, whilst
Nicholas,' the ontestrieted end' irreeponsible despot,
maintains, in'all hie intercourse with his people,'
the freedom and- -harelessnese ttnimporterntri
vapy. He is eeen at allliours—in a small tangle
horse eleigh . in - xn'Operi ciarlage;cin horseback or
on foot tinacconiPariled;iml undistinguished; ex-.
cept by the/4 familiar with his general perstinaliV
[marina - Of Physitrgnomyrst meters often, unaware'
of hit preseneer,"Pietirig hittiWithotil respect.
Qtr" How well be- plays -for tine so young,"
esid Panington, , ,ai the' organ boy sod his
meekey-pettonnisk,neat her door; (6.and how
:mneitt his little brother looks like'him, to be sure."
Atm Ito report that a achoolmaater chasiiseM a
boy with a railroad awilobria doabtedj.. :
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.Thetaucaslan Bait -.+ _
,•• , The following eictract is , taken\ ern the Life of
'Alfred the Great. • It ehowsiti a striking light the
immense energy of the Calioasian, race and their
'aernmanding influence.opon the destiny of the ho.
man family •
- 7For three•thonsand years the Caucasian :ace,
,have continued tinder all cirounislancea.anti in ev.
ery variety of situation, to, exhibit the same traits
and the same indomitable pro t wegs. No calamities
however greava-mi.tiesotatinp ware, no destructive
pestllence;no westirietinifne, no night cif darkness
however universal and, ever Amon
able to keep them digratlation or barber.
Therela not novra b4blitons people to. be
found in the Whdle - racp ) tint there has not been
one for a thoueetni Year!:'" 1" ' • • ' • '
, Nearly all the great,exploits, and achievements
too, Which, have signalized the history of the world,
bevel:leentenor - Med by This branch of the human
family. "They heie given'ealebrity td, every
‘ ttge
in which they have hied; and to every country that
they have ever possessed, .by some great deed .or
disc over!i; or aeltievernent, whfeh their intellectual
energies;have accomplished: As Egyptieni:they
built ine pyre - 0k atidleared anemone Monoliths
which returainis perfect now •as , ihey•wire when
first completed thirty - Centuries ago. ' As Plateni
clans, they constructed' ships, perfected navigation
and explored,. without c.ompasa or chart, every
known sea. As Greeks they modelled architemg
ral embelliehmentsi-cut sculptures in marble, and
wrote poems' and history, which have been ever
since the admiration of the world. As Romans,
they carried a Complete and perfect military organ
ization over fitly nations and a hundred million 01
people, with one supreme mistrese avet all, 'the
rums of whose splendid palaces and monuments
ha4e not, yet 'passed away. Thus has this race
gone, alWays•distinguishing itself, by energy, ac
tivity and intellectual power, wherever it '"has
dwelt, whatever language it has spoken, and ire
whatever period of the world it has lived. It has
invented printing, and filled every eonntry that it
occupies vrith'perniarient records .of the past, ac
cesaible to all. It has explored the heavens, and
reduced to precise and exact calculations alt the
complicated moikins there. It has ransacked the
earth, systematized, arranged and classified the vast
melange of plants, and animals, and mineral pro.
ducts to be found upon its surface. It makes steam
and falling water lb do• more than half the work
necessary for feeding ankclothing the human race
—arid to the howling winds of the ocean, the very
emblems of restlessness, destruction and terror, it
steadily emdloye in interchanging the products of
the world and nearing the means of comfort and
plenty to every clime:
The Caucastan tace has thus, in all ages, and in
all the varieties of condition in which the different
branches of it have been placed, evinced the same
great characteristics, marking the existence of some
innate and constant constitutional superiority, and
yet, in the difiet'eru branches subordinate differences
appear, which are to be acconered for, perhaps,
partly by difference of circumstances, and partly,
perhaps, by similar constitutional diversities, by
which one branch is• distinguished from other
branches, as the whole race is from die other races
with which we have compared them. Among
these branches, we, Anglo.Sazona ourselves, claim
for the Anglo Saxons the superioria over all oth•
Mom Homes —The Albany . Register, Speak
ing of riding hobbies, says: h is this same riding
hobbies, that has made philosophy, science, got ,
ernmental policy, the arts, what they are. Newton
mounted his hobby of Gravitation, and ,mark the
splendid theory developed by his ride lFaust rode
"Printing, and nine the light that has beamed upon
the world. Herschel( mounted the Stars and con
templated the mighty worlds laying' away off on
the outside boundary of thelTniverse that he dis
covered. Our Pilgtim Fathers atrided Republican
ism, and looked around upon this magnificent
couniry, Mut - they wrenched from tingly rule, and
sent it forward upon its lofty mission. tulton
threw his leg over Steam, and a jolly ride he had.
Hark to the scream of the steam whis!le, the snort
of the iron horse, and the thunder of the hoofs. See
the steamboats stemming the currents of the great
Rivers, end the great steamships booming over the
Ocean, going with ar straight wake, right into the
wind's eye.
BADLY CORNED.-A, traveler, fatigued with the
monotony of a long ride through a partly settled
section of the dountry, rode tip to a small lad who
wap engaged in trimming and drestir* out a slat)
looking field, and relieved the oilireeion of his
spirits thus.'
"My yoong . fricrtd, it storms to tratiyou corn is
" Yee, sir, daddy planted the small &int! "
' ll Ah, bin it appear, to look rather yellow too "
" Yes, eir, daddy planted the yellow kind."
• " - From appearances, my lad, on won't gel
More than half a Crop." ,
Just halt, strang er—daddy ,planted 11 on
The horseman litteeetledon - his' way, and has
not been knoWn to spealtto a boy tiince.. He con.
shiers them bores.
Orr " How. la husband, dear I" asked one
lady ol'another. "0; he's in a very bail state,"
wart the reply. ft And pray; what hind of a elate
is he in I" atilt persisted the Other. "In Stab pris
on,", replied the lady .blushing...
Inr A sada once had o high dial:five with hie
who wished him to the devil. " Plague oh
me, Peg," etti,d .
e, don't think that t should
fare pretty well. with the.old , teltoor, as I married
into his -
..oZrltmen4,4l fyiso's tito-foilegyeiTho sod of
vromeo's life is about two and thirty. • •
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?site on a Ansi.
Massy saikailisie" klbie' back bil - rn
says cousin• gaily, running. into the ketchen In
Marm Green, who, op to her 'elbows in' doogl ,
gi dropl'all," and came out to dee hei kapethl
stali - inici the porCh as big as sit ottititiiant.
" Whet' on airih, Eb, hey you been.!". 11 .7 1 the
old lady.'
,1 Where her I been? "Why, 'Oat daown to
blsssy Balks, Eb, What on airthdid yeudaw—
had-You a good time, Ebenezer?"
" Good time? Ch-o•e=ugh, - persimmons! hadn't
a time?' Cute time, by golloy ; a eland, marm,
I made the money. fly—did by gikly,"
gi Why how , you taLk, eh ?" says Marm Green.
" I hoiie, son Ebenezer, pot
,didn't break any of
the com'man'dments, or- nothi ng?"
"Break .the conirmindments Wa-a•alt, aro
diAn't break Ruth-in."- Everlasdn' salvation, rearm,
peon don't sliose . a r feller's igoln' down deowl to
Boating and Goi eat a shine nor aoili in. You see
warm, Lwent inteu , a shiwp to get a thinkof that
almighty good stuff, slime beer, and two gals,
elepk critters , axed me ten ten&
Lind 'since 'idive! : —yeon Met den it tbough
Eb !"
" Wa-a all I did though neow ! I was trout on a
tune, mann, and , I didn't care a dam whether
eibool kept .or not, ~ a s the:boy told his boss."
" Ebenezer, don!t yon swear I"
Haim a gone to, Mum ; but you see them
gals axed me to treat; trull did and don't keer a
darn who knows it ! You paid for the two
glasses of sprime beer and ine, that was a fel (
pence, slap dab ; then I bonght two dents Worth of
reesinsdor 'em, and, by Bunker, I'd rather spent
that hull nine-pence than gone off sneakin'.
Arrscrtsterr To Hoare.—ft has been said of
Americans that they manifest lest Wad:talent to the
place of their birth, and less ret,,rird for their friends
of other days, than any people in the civilized
world. The leave"their friends and their homes;
and cast themselves upon the 'tide of uncertain, and
often anpropitions adventure; but not because the
society of friends has become irksome, or the home
of their childhood hart lost the charms of its pristine
beany : No !deep, bitter, and abiding are the sor
rows that entwine the heart of a dutiful sen and
affectioate daughter when perhaps for the last time,
they look upon the form of an aged mother, whose
years admonish, all, that ere long the cold hand of
death will consign her to a resting-place forever =-
Who that has ever beheld the streaming eyes of a
fond and lot ing mother, who, with stricken heat t
and heaving bosom, would clasp the hand of her
departing child, and, as the last maternal office,
point him to a Faith which leads to a happy spirit
land; who on the whole earth that has seen this,
can say that an American does not love home and
friends? Thank Heaven, our countrymen are indus
trious; and enterpiising and bold, though they are
generally poor; and their footsetps are directed for
fortune and for honor. And the homes and the
friends that they love are henceforth remembered
in their elysian dreams of pleasure forever gone.—
He who does not wander back in sweet recolection,
and live again the sunny hours of times gone by,
sorrounded by friends whom he can never forget,
is a 6 human icicle," and never enjoyed the society
of a true friend, or knew the care of a father and
the love of a mother. Should any one ask me why
home Was the spot which, above alt others on earth,
we cherish the undying memory of, I would
answer, because it is the place where we have felt
the smiles and enjoyed the love of Our mothers.
Wno OUGHT TO DRINK LIQUOR —Not the rid), for
in it there is no refreshment.
Noi the poor, for it irk:ties their purse, their cred•
it, their health, their moral., and their
Nut the idle man, for he is lazy enough with-
out it.
Not the merchant, for it will probably render
him a bankrupt.
Not the mechanic, for it will Cause him to make
promises which he cannot keep, and so lose his
Not the farmer, for it will make his cattle lean,
his sheep hide-bound, his barn empty, and fill
the windows of his house with old bats and old
Otr Mrs. Partington's niece, upon being told by
a young lawyer, that in the country whets he re
sided they held Court, four times a peer, " La me !
why you aint half up to the business—the young
fellows here come a courting three times a week."
oz:r _ mo t late trial, the delendent who was not
familiar with the multitude of words which the
law employs to make a trifling charge, after listen.
ing.itophile to She reading ol.the indictment, jump
ed up and said," Them 'ere alligatirms is false, and
that, 'ere alligator knows it I"
iti*" tell, Mug, how yon Belt dem broom so'
much cheaper dan die inderwideral can do, when,
between you and me, I steal de stuff to makedent
wid '• Way, you black fool, Pomp; I steal'
mine ready make."
Kr U Curve out here and ni liult the whole of
you," as the boy sail when he eaw a bottle lull of
sugar sticks in a shop window.
Oz The man whdltied to sweeten his tea With
one of his wifs's smiles, has' fallen back" on su.
gat. Nothing hke first principles, after all.
(Itt. There are two cures for love—an extra's ,
gaol wile and eixpenee worth of arsenic. The for ,
mer, however, is the most certain. •
Ettp An editor don eulinOts that the oottstant
murmur of 'the sea reminthi hini of his wile. And
no doubt the squalls of old ocean temlud him of
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