The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, January 11, 1844, Image 1

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    The Columbia
I hare .worn apon the Altar of Gorl, eternal hostility o every form of Tyrant ov.r th. Mind of Man.-Thomas J.rter,on
Volume V1II0
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Kr;i'fy, tlio American borderer.
Tono Home, Sweet Home.
by Col,. Wallace.
Mill sorrows and sadness) 1 in destined to
Forlorn & forsaken; deprived ofrny home,
Intemp'raiieo hath robb'd me of all thai was?
Of my home in the skies and my happiness-
Home! home! sweet, sweet home
An exile from God, 1 shall no'er find
I vainly presumed when I fir! took the cup
I could drink if I cliooee, or I could give n
Rut I tampered too long; too long tempted
'Till an outcast from God and his presence
Im driven. ,
Unmet home! sweet, sweet unmet
On eatth or n hoaven. 1 shall ne'er find
a home.
In an account Riven by tourist of his
journey, to the falls of Cuyahoga, near
l.ako Erie, and published in Silliman e
fnurnsl of Science, we find the following
oarliculars of Samuel Brady, a noted Amer
ican Borderer, who flotirithed about sixty
vcars ago:
Brady was over six feet high, with light
blue eves, fair skin, and nark hair; he was
remakably straight, and an athletic and
vigorous woods man, inured to all the toils
and hardships 'of a frontier life, and had be
come very obnoxious to tho Indians, t rom
his numerous successful attacks on thfir
ivar parlies, and from shnoiing ihrm in hi
hunting excursions whenever they crossed
is path or came within reach of his rifle
he was personally encaged in more hazard
ous contests with the savages than any oth
man west of the mountains, except
Daniel Uoone . He was, in (act, an
Indian hater,' as many of the early bor
I'his class o( men appear to have been
morn numerous in this region than nn
other portion of the frontiers: ami tin
Innhlless arose (mm the slaughter
lir-iddock s dt'leat, and too numerous mur
lers And attacks on defenceless families'
that for manv veurs followed that disaster
Hrady was also a very successful trappe
mil hunter, and took more beavers than th
Indians themselves, In one of. his sdven
lurons trapping excursions to the waters of
the Beaver river, on Mahoning, which
arly days abounded wiih the tinimsls ol
this species, that it took its name from this
fact, it so happened that the Indians sur
prised him and took him prisoner, To
have shot or tomahawked him on the spot
would have been but a small gratification
that of satiating their revenge by burning
him at a slow fiie, in presence of all
JThe lied River Republican gives the it, is quite probable we should have sot- popping of a cork from u champ:
following sketch of lite amid Ihe fnresls fried largely in that line, had not the botilc.
of the Southwest. It is veiy unlike our Parish Judge arrived at that moment 'Stop sir,' said the judge, 'tho cot
idem in ihi latitude, but it is verv natu- nd given a new turn to affair. The.mony is not complete.'
VA,. Jn J ! t:
A Pino Wooil Wedding
The i oar of laurthter that followed ed for oy, and clasped ih
this simple recital was deafening. We Suze" to his bosom, givinu hera smack
lost our buttons in.convulsivo fits, and that resembled tho noise creeled by the
nnor,i.pip inilgje, as all our readers Know, id sup. uo it aquirc,' snouted uy, 'l win
After t'.escribine a rural feast, and the loe.d by inaoy, to be of Uallte, descent be as ttill us a wild cat kelchmg s
r ih, nresent thereat. ' impugn we nave no auuiorny in say iieer.
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,.. r,. 1 1 n t, I m i. rpcnr.lpll a an tltieX l'H& lit: IS vc umi iu i.,.-. a .e nincii hi? iiu.v i.uij, uiiii
, Intnironiion. for a time, to the "r hoi n." Unlike the great poet' imid the huzza of the men flnd whin
' ' r.. . .... In u;..r- r i...i: n..
M V t tS ldus.1 i:c, 1 RCltinris rr.v...f ui im l.i...ra, y
MoMMic.fl nn n mule, which had evi .t m.,n,i t,.ti n,iii, annA Mnlnn lincJ. carried his t) lush i o g m ft id to tlio mule
v" " ' . . . . " ' I 1 il . . . I.
lenllv been debarred the rights of In- With eyes .evete, and beatd f formal cut, lacen ner nemnu nun ami in a nvinit
tribe to corn und fodder for a serious puU of wio and modem insiansca." "nR wa9 on "'eroad to homo and hsppi
I.......I, ,.r iJ.nn ivnro Hvn heilH'S. CfT-l. . . . 1'ieSSl
....... r , .ne ,s o;l ean a9 uraiiamine, nvini; of primitive o.n.n i giy cavai.e. en,irey on ,ran ,)Udding and frica
mu a capiivanng mi.u.i.cdu. .)e, radishes. With tho undying e.l
i-er not exactly cpaiisoneu Mho a .a.- f lspjeiei .hundeis forth an
f.eyof the Llizahelhian ag, walUeii . . f f . .,,.
lineraieiy ami we .noug.n ai m ...... .( conshe , n)0ntrV a at study
Willi malice ai.ireuio u j in r -,. , . ThrH.. are llm
i . i ri ...ll.. .11 " -
nil Rjme to a dean sianii. wu ,.,.. ,lf i,..,,,. ii.Mi,
the Knight in a peiteci y ;uon i caro , Mranuely enouah, "i-oeg tho whole
it' manner ami wunoui casu,,bln0jf,
at the lair one uy nis sine, u . , w a ex
pounder of the Muthodist frith, aud in
veied thi! country in compiny will
the devout and cxeiniil iry laihei Il-d
sen li-
giving her tho slightest assistance iu
i-moiiolinu he dmw a oee line lor im
encampinf ut, pimping iVer eveiy ihing
hal aft.irded any obiruction to ins pas
. . .......... ... ..e i. ...
VMM- ...Hi si in' i ii v ou ai i ue iu i in ills'
- i n .
Come nil ye Virginnv galls,
And listen to my noise
Never do you wid
Willi theCaiolina boys ;
For if you do
Your piiitinti it shall ba
Corn r.hku and hominy,
And jiusUiigi lea.
Bom asala, Mary,
Bono cum soc. Sic."
By way of dccompmiment ho crack
ed with inimitable grace
which he (J hiii
gave a yell that
A Thrilling Incidut.
IMie following graphic and llirillintr sketel
ot an incident which occurred some yenrs
since at the Natural midge in Virginia
comprises a passage in h lecture on Gen
his, delivered by the celebrated Elihu
Buiilt, the Uarned Ulicksmitli of UhoJ
The scene opens with a view of the gro
Natural Biidge m Virginia. There
throe or four lads standing in ths chaunc
uciow, tooKing up witn awo to that vai
This may account for the very V1'0'1 o(,u"llewn rockg which the Almightv
serious! casi of eouiilenance luj'juilt over these everlasting abutment, when
him. On the present occasion he wa-lihe morning slurs sang togolher. The lit
dreniied in the heicht of fashion. IL hie piece of the ekv snaniilinc those measure
woiva "West of Knglatul" in viihl. te pier,, a full of nars, although it is mid
meet, con, mi- cunai ui wiiiuu wai per- t. U ... llln,,l fBB, frnn,
pendicular and curded 'a la collegian, 'l , ,, , , ., ...
1 . . .. ., . . ' where ihey stand, up ihoie peiuendtcu ar
iiivinn Hip ivi'jrpr nnilH n tn..iml.-r.n 1 1 I r
annearanco. U.s cadimere veSl wna but huhvatk?' of l",,es,ol,e' o the kay rock
1 . . . I. ...l.It . .1 I
toned cloe up to Ihu chin, over the loi.r"ai "' wmc" Pl'3 " mem oni
uf which protruded an enormous piir oljuf'tie sue of a msn' hand. They ailsnce
jut wluskergj such as are worn by hn-lot death is rendejed more impresiive by
ginds, whom Beuttttvo young ladle die little stream that fallt from rock
iiom in sucn tngi. esteem,nis p .ntaiooiii, roc down tne 0),anel. Tho sun darkened
aaid the boys have unconsciously uncovered
ihetr heads as if standing in the presence
dccompmimeni no cracK- r . . . . . . . .
table grace a huge whi 'old m such high esteem,l..s p-.ntaloon.-,
iM.ed above hi, head, and of l,lV were. ne.J,ly
at would have met the ap- P'"r, f , l,a,c", e,a.,her boo and
. :.. e .u c. .. brench kids uncased his small delicali1
pioval of a committee ot the bioux ,1(J ,B ,iccnsi chamber of the Majesty of the whole oartl
n.,,B!l. rriP,l,,Par,. lut was to bind together -two willing U last ibis feeling begin, to wear away
who was irululniim in a cochiuaturv fi
My heart broken wife in her grave hall
found rest.
A ml n. v nil ildrmi have pone to the land ol
... ...j .-- 0
the blest
Whilo I a mor wietch. a vile wandcrei
like Cain
With iho 'mark' of the beast on the cartl
still remain,
Home! home! sweet, sweet home!
Ilnw l.nntiv was I with iiiv loved one?
i j
at home.
Varewetl to the social endearments of horn
.l.iall v Inniheii bv mv fellows I waiidci
For presiimptouslv sinning and tempting
iho Lord.
nr .o fri.i. .,f mv ivavi. I must reap the
Home! home! sweet, sweet home!
An exile from God, I shall ne'et find
Come and join our Temperance banner,
Come and join its holy cause
Soe Us streamers point to "lory,
In union with heaven's law.
Come! yn iltunkaril, weak and weary.
We will be your brothers yet
We'll protect you while you tarry,
And your sins we will forget.
Seo the drunkard how dejected
Soarelv where to lay his head:
Oh, his family; how neglected
From door to door they beg for broad.
See the ills of lire beset them,
As they journey through this world
No kind parents to protect thein
To destruction they are hurl d.
Moilmrs weep -.ind sisters languish;
Vrs their husbands' Imii deplurej
Fatheip shed u tear of anguish;
Maids their lovers clasp no more.
Come and join the Temperance banner,
Wo will see that bII is right;
If proud tyrants dare beset us.
We will conquer in the fight.
Nature's God will ihen adopt thoe,
Wife and childrsn will tliee caress
Smiling friends will flock otoutid yoti,
And all thejby of life bestow.
taKen alive to their encampment, on the
west bank of tho Beaver river, about a
nile and a half from its mouth. After the
isual exultations and rejoicings al thu cap-
lure of a noted enemy, and causing mm to
run the guantlet, a fire was prepared, near
which Brady was placed after being strip
..ed naked, and with his arms bound. Pro-
V !" cried a wag on our right, who ha'
. .1 . n. in li.r n'clpar view oi
Thejudfco now
mounted log to have $ clear view o
he critter
'Two to one lie' the feller that bill
il the bull off of bayou bridge !
exclaimed lien Ulower trom anak.
Our hero heard not, or heeded no
ihesn eomnlimentarv remai k,bitt made
Wously to tying him to ilia stake, s largo I h3 Wa y up to the company in fine styh
irclo was formed around him consisting ol He wa3 indeed original. His heigln
In. linn mp.i. ivn.nen and chrildren.dancinB could not have been less than six fei
nd vellinc, and uttering all manner of tour, without shoes ot sloctiing?, wit en
' .... ,,.. Lvoru a shockinir bad hal, with a hole in
'Ugeol the ungl.sii language couiu a.mru. -
Hie prisoner looked on these preperalion , d , 3,)(1 fro
for death, and on ins savage toes wiiu a (1)B 2,)p of fl rorn8lak on a windy day
firm countenance, and a steady eye, meet-lit. coa. Was ofnul-dyed, homo manti
ins all their ihieats with a truly savage for fac'ure, minus the shiit, which ho siid
litude. In the midst of their dancing and he had lost in an encounter with a wild
of one of their chiefs cat he had slain on the to id. His situ
in hrr arms, collar was llumvn open, disclosing
li n.l kn it.. F IiuuiiU
!.i. .i i.. !,i.l n.., uieaai Wllllicu u. ...u c..,. u. ...v..v
...rK . -.. "... , U)il h.M inexpreMiblM, wind
Hnee he snatcneu it. rom urr at... ..,. '-r t) b(J ,,, u.,ma will ,,,, ffH
into the midst ol the 11 imes. uurror siruch .,.... Huoul ,.Vu f,.fct ,0 ,le i,,,,
it the sudden outrage, the Indians fiuiul LVar.l, were hiiched up on one side wit.
laneously rushed to rescue the inlant irom , buckskin brace, giving 'hum a zigzag
die fire. In tho midst of this confusion appearance, decidedly unique. Ssurvej
ii.... i.. .i... i r....n .i,a r.i.,.1.. nvf-rinrni.iu . .l! tl.e ah'demb v lor a momuni, with
UIHU) ...r... niw vii. .r . fm y
ii .1.... !.. .w1 ma ipi nln Uie UllLMIIIUII 111! WUUIU invu UlVKll iu
ill llltll rrfiiin in ma 'urt .w..v i I i i ...
n.irkeu with f.e Indians -nenagene ol w.iu oeas.s,u
Fellers, I'd just like to know
ihciu's a quire in these parts ?
" Do you mean the pariuli Jiidgef
rejoicing, a squaw
une neai him with a
tile ailj icenl
elliug at his hteU. lie asiended the steep
ide of a hill amidst a shower of bullets,
ml dotted down the opposite declivity.
ecreled himself in the deep ravines sndLskeri an estimable citizen.
laurel thickets that abounded several miles Yes, I 'spose don't care a pinr
.,. it., uppx nf i, Us know edi?o o I he unoi woo, so a uu cui u ...c ....u6,
country and wonderful acivity enabled him p''ed Hie stranger,givtng his whip a pe
to elede his enemies.and reach the settle . Vwu . u i,.i. r..i.,i)
... - I "L' J " II lid I lllrt V UO f WUl u.i,...n.. ii wit
(Tit; (IIS Ull Ulu Buuiti ' . rpil a i PflUllft SQl'eifilffn HI 111
.... i i ! : . i.iiii' i --
which lie crosteu oy sliming.- um inn Cfovvli
near whose base this adventure is said to Nulhiu' much, no how," replied
have hannencd still coes by tins name and ,i,e m0dei n Ntmrod. 'I only wants
.1... i.,oi,ini ...rrriil to bv the traveller thn feller that ean harness me and Ilia
UIU II1LIIIVIH - w I " " "
as tlio
coach is slowly dragged up its La 0n old Rattler, yonder. She's jusi
the loudest nail in thu settlement
.lick a? n peeled maple, and as clear grii
as a skinned later rolled in the sandpnd
I'm called a wholo team and a dog undet
the wation. I've snaked about thes
woods for a week, looking lor a 'equire
Dow jr., in one of his sermons, after de-
monsttalinE that wealth does not procure . . . , vor ou, a
hanniness.sayg. A man withasmall house , , u i00kniI for him, and I wish
.... .. . .. .
a small farm, o small who, a Dig iing, u iar. (nay be rammeu tnrougn a gum iree
cow. two or three lat pigs, anu nine ,aad loremost, it i am going 10 pact
chtldten ought to bo satisfied.
he never can be.'
If ho isn't, 'Suze any farther. 1 came here to yoke
hor, and hero I'm going to lUy,"
iiey begin to look around them. Thes
liroceeded to bui the names of hundreds cut in the .linin
ve' imperfectly 'described', 'to "trot
out" his brido.
"You're the man for my yaller qnar
ra," said our hero in estacies, and a
r r. XT..
way he went on a ion tor auxe. nm
joe eflort of his brawny arm, he Ioop
her from the mule and brought her ti
he centre of an enclosure formed bj
he company, his eyes dilating and hi
whole frame exhibiting signs of joy un
neakable. The bride was a buuncini.
nrairie beauty, on whom time had smil
d in hisj rapid course, she wore a biui
calico dress, full iu every part, thus per
Every giace
To run a race."
A string of blue beads ornamented
gooil subotanlial neck none of youi
'swandike' thiues and her head geai
was a cniton handkerchief with Miarlei
jtrines and vellow irround work, Med
v j : . " . .
racefullv under the chin and concea
mi. tlm flixen curls that siruc"led loi
liberty. Her shoes might have givei
your lesetche fashionable ladies ihe by
teiic?, but they united comlort and .iu
ability and effeciually closed the door
'o tiiH tell di'siioyer, coiuumpuon.
ihu hurry of the mometil, doubilisa.
mada an invidious distinction Ueivvoei
dose necessary appcndanes clasocall)
jailed ,linsect desiioyers,"ono of which
acked the blue sock bin this was ai
mission, not n fault. Her blue eye.
is it rebted on the chosen one, spoki
"laqufititly of abiding love, and hei
handsome face was wreathed in smiles,
The Judge glanced at the paper in
his hand, and then in solemn, impres
sive tones demanded of the groom
"Will yon lake Sunn Jenkins asyom
lawful wedded w.fe ?"
"Well boss, ,1 reckon I will. 1
wouldn't have rid since daylight anil
thri'r young hearts; and' their knives areTTti
land iu an instant. 'What man has done ruighlv wall, und now
packed her here, if I didn't mean to
Jo the clean thing,' answered our
"And you Susan, will you tnlt Cy
rus Snorter, as your lawful wedded hua
band ?"
"Yes Squire, that I will. D.ul tl j that glance lasted a moment it would
I oughter married Hill Swizzle; ' I'M been his last. Ho clings with conv
see htm hanged first. Ue danced with
pair off old ugly Bets Foler.and give her a bran
new shawl. Xiesides that, he got drunu
fell off his horse and broke his leg. Cy
is good enough for me," leplied the
spirited beauty.
This wai too much or Cy. He jump
nan can do,' i the watchword, while thoj
Iraw themselves up snd carve their turno
foot above those of a hundred msn who
had been there beiore them.
I'hev are all satisfied with this feat of
physical oxeninn, oxcept one whone ex
tmplo illustrates perfectly, the forgotten
iiulh, that thero is no royal road to intel
lectual eminence. This ambitious youth
ee a man lust ubnve his rf-ach, s nsnu
will be green in the memory of the word
when those of Alexander, Cxiari and
Buonaparte, shall rot in oblivion. Il w
the tiHine of Washington. Before h march
eil with Rraddock to that field, he had been
there and left his name a foot above sll hi
predeceesois. It was a glorious thought
of the boy, to write his name side by sid
with that of the great father of his country
Ileerasns his knife with a firmer hand; nd
clinging to s little jutting ctag.he cuts again
iu to tho limestone, about s foot above
where he stands, he then reaches up nntl
cuts another for his hands. It is b dsn
L'erons adventure; but t he puts his feet
and hands into (hoes niches, and draw
himself up rsrefully to his full length,
finds hiinxf f ft fool above every namr
ihroniclerl in that mighty wall. While hi
companions are revaluing him with con
earn und admiration, he cuts his name
rude capitals lore and deep, into that flinty
album- His knife is still in his hand nn
streneih in his sinews, and a now created
aspiration in his heart.
Again he cuts another inche, and agaii
hn catves his name in Urge capitals. Thir
is not onotieli. Heedless of the entreaties
of his companions;he cuts end climbs again
The cradations of his Bscendinjj scslf
grows wider apart. He measures
length at every gain he cut. The voice
of his friends wax weaker, till their word
are finally lost on his snr. He now for the
first time casts a look beneath him. Had
lines with convnlsi
shudder to his little niche in the rock.
nwful nbyss awaits his almost rcrtain fall
He is faint with severe exertion, and tremb
ling from the Midden view of the dreadful
destruction to which he U exposed, II
knife is worn half way to tL'c holt.
adi)rabl(.!r,n hear lha voices, but thn wrir.1 ..f
terror striken companions belut. What
meagre chance to ascspe the destruction.
fhefo is no retracing his steps. It It im
possible to put his hands tutu the siiric
niche with his feet nnd retain his slendee
hold a moment. His enmpanious ioitau;
ly perceive this new and fearful dilemma.
and nwail his fall with emotion that frnzn
heir young blood. He Is too high, too
faint, to ask for his ftithor and mother, his
brothers and sisters, to come and witness
or evert his destruction. But one of his
companions anticipates his desire. Swift
as the wind he bounds dowu tho channel,
and the situation of the fated boy Is told
upon his father's he.arth slooe.
Minute of almost otornsl length toll ou,
md thors are hundreds standing in that
rocky channsl, and hundreds on Ihe bridge
ibove, all holding their brealh, awaiting
the fearful caiaslrophclThe poor boy hear
tho hum of new and numerous voices
both above and below. He can just dis
inguish the tones of his father who is
shouting with all the enrry of despair.
'Willianl William! IWt look down!
Your mother and Llenry and Harriet are all
hero praying for you! Don't look down
keep your eye towards the topi' The boy
did'ni look down. His eye is fixed liko
flint towards Hetrven, and his young heart
on Him who reigns there. He grasps ogam
his knife. He cust another niche, and
another fool is added to lha hundred that
remove him from tho reach of human help
from below, ilnw carsfully he uses hiu
wasting bladel How anxiously he selects
the softest place iu thai vast pierl How
he avoids every Qintv giaio! How ho
economises his physical powers resting a
innmct.t at each, again be cuts. How every
motion is watched from below. There
stand his father, mother; brother and sister,
on (he very spoi where, if ho falls, he wtU
! jfyjLnli'ni.
finds himself
directly under thr middle of that vast arrfi
frocks, earth and trees. He must cut
nis way in a new direction to gel from uu
der this overhanging mountain. The irtspir
ilion of hope is dying in his bosom; its viul
heat is fed by increased shouts of hundred
perched upon cliffs and trees, and others
who stand with robes in their hand on tho
bridge above, or with ladders below Fifty
grains more must be cut before the longest
ropa cen reach him. His wasting blade
Irikes again into the limesone. Tho
boy is eratnerging painfully, foot by foot,
rum that lofty arch, Spliced ropes nru
ready in lh hsnds of (hoss who are leaning
over the outer edge of tha bridge Two
minutes more and all will be over. That
bltdci is worn to the last half inch. The
hot's hsads reels; his eyes are sinning
from their sockets. His last bopes are dy
ing in his hesrijhii life must hang upon the
next again he cuts. That niche is the bet.
At tha last faint gash ,he makes his JJmiftt
falls from his net veless hand, and ringing
along the precipi;, falls al his mother's
fert An involuntary gtoan of despair rum?
like a death knell throtich the channel be
low, and all is still as the grave. Al ihe
height of nearly three hundred feel, tho
levoled boy lifts his hopeless heart and
"losing eyes to commend his soul to God
'Tis but a moment; ihore! one fjotswing9
iffl he is reeling trembling toppling
ner into eternity Hark a shout falls on
lis ear from above! The man who is ly
ing with half his length ovsr the bridge, has
.aught 8 glimpse of the boy's head and
boulders Quick as thought the noosed
rope is within roach of the sinking youllt
No one breathless With a faint, conclusive
iifforl, the swooping boy drops his arm into
the noose Darkness comes over him &
with the words), God! and mother! wliis.
persd on his lips juct loud enough to be
heard in heaven, the tightening rope lifts
him out of his shallow niche, Not a lip
movos while ho is dmgling over that fearful
abysj,but w.ien a sturdy Urginian reaches
down, draws up tho lid, and holds, him up
Un his arms before the fearful, breathless
multitude, surli shouting, such leaping ml
woeping for joy, never greeted tho ear of
'iiniinn lining so recovered from the yawning
ulfofetejfltty. t