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I have (worn upon the Altr of CJod, eternal hostility to every form of Tyranny over the Mind of Man." Thomas Jeflunon
If. WEBB, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
Yohi iitc IX.
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THE LAST INDIAN
BY MISS M. A. LEE.
Upon thai distant rocky shore,
Where ihe broad Pacific's waters roar,
Gazing on that rushing tide,
There stood a form of might nd pride
An Indian Chief, last of his race,
H; 5 ihe Bto)d in thai wild place;
.nbler form than his, I ween,
' On this fair earth is seldom seen.
And proudly glanced his eagle eye
Beneath a forehead broad and hiph;
A blanket, striped with many a hue
Of crimson, green, and deepest blue,
Was loosely o'er his shoulder flung,
Am', from his belt his hatchet hung.
The war paint slai: cJ his swarthy check,
Roughened by wind and tempest bleak,
Beside bin. lay his bow unbent,
And slieath of arrows all unspent,
Ah! useless now tint Chieftain's bow;
Alone he stands in grief and woe,
And gazing on the golden sin,
Whose journey now was nearly done.
Hit anguish into utterance broke,
And with taised hand the Indian spoke,
Yes, glorious orb, sink to thy rest,
And hide thee in the Ocean's breast;
Til!" r'8e to-morrow fail and brit hi,
And shine ' lower 81,11 t!ome
That rit e, why re rose the red man's home.
Hut never inoie thy betVD shall fall
On Indian hunter's cabin wall.
As bright thou shiuest as on the (Jay
Wher. came the Spaniard's proud array:
As bright to day thy beaming smils
As when they came from England's Isle;
And freely with the Pilgrim band
We shared our happy hunting-land,
Until their numbers, weak and lew,
Into a mighty nation grew.
Then, when the foe man stood confest
In him we had received as guest,
We dug the hatchet from the ground,
And in their ears our war-whoop sound,
Thou saw'st, 0 Sun! full many a plain
Where white men lay by Indian slain,
And oft the quiet stars looked down
On burning house and ruined town.
His nation perished sure but slow
Partly by force, but more by fraud.
No more in forest, far or near,
Shall Indian hunter chase the deei:
No more around the council fire
Shall gathci youth and gray-haired sire,
No more upon the battle eve
Shall painted bands the war-dance weave,
None follow now the battle trail,
And none are left their fate to wail.
The red man's race from earth has gone,
And I am left alone, to mourn!
Yes, set bright sun, beyond my eight,
Tor me no more shall beam thy light.'
He ceased; the sun had gone to rest,
Far in the ocean's western breast,
Brightly its parting rays were casl
On him of Indian race the last.
His bow within his hand he took,
And cast on earth a farewell look,
Then plunged into the foaming wave,
And died, like Indian warrior, .barve,
The lion of Waterloo.
The most excellent bit of Ilibernia
drollery, and one thai we are afraid wil
lose sadly in (tiling, came recently ti
A big-whiskered and broad-chested
nod of Limerald Islt , sal with a parly ol
liientls and admirers in a restaural, a
musing them with stories of hit travel
Sounded on lad. but elaborately em
bellished by a ven proline fancy.
Alone, at a table near, sal anothei
oamiog descendant of Br. an IJoioihmt-
engaged upon ragout dt mouton, aim
listening in great education al his coun
ryman a exiraordinaiy talent for extern
May the Pole's bull be aft r mi !'
"aid the storyteller, 'if I wd&n'i alio
hree limes ihiough ihe body al Waier
oo; and by the. holv pokei! the I h ret
iialls thai went Ihiough me rolled oul ol
ne on the other side, in a stale ol
fusion, from ihe heal 1 was in.'
'Holy mother, hear him,1 ejaculated
iloud the solitary Irishman, lilting his
knife and folk in the air, and looking a
What's ihai you say sii?' enquired
ihs hero of Waieiloo, with a most fero
cious and annihilating siaie st his neigh-
'D.vil a word have I uttered, sir,'
-aid the disbelieving Irishman, mingling
i very grave air ol respect wi'.h so dr ol
i manner as fairly give the lie to hie
Thai's enough, sir,' returned I h
gentleman whose blood vaj so hot at
o melt bullels; ior'hwnh he proceeds
with his fancy woik, seemingly delei
niued, after the interruption, to aslomsl
lis neighbors still more.
Hut, gentlemen, lhals not halt so cu
rious as what followed j lor true as ihe
-n Fieuch poll is genuine and una
dullerned logwood and vinegar, lh
,wu d m my hmd got so hot that tin
euiptM went oul of a as well as mysell
md when 1 hit my iwemy-ninin mai
m the head, the blade had become si
-o't that it turned into a coik screw,an
I nulled ine Fienchmaii a head oti
just like a coik from a claret bottle.'
'Mother ol Muses, hear thai! txclain,
d lite other li ahman, over his mui
' beg your pardon, but I th'.nk joi
made an obseivation, said Ihe hercu
l -an son of ihe sod, again turning louni.
and darling a withering frown al hi
Divil a word came from my lips!
wore Pal in Ihe same droll and eon
trad c oiy manner he had used ueicrej
'Thai s enough, sir, said the lusi
lion of W aieiloo and on he went relai
ing his achievements.
I3y the immortal Saint uominicu.
mil it' that is not an Irishman s oath!
then, by the rusty buckle of Saint Pat-
ick's left sandal which every on.
knows is now in pickle in the Tower ol
London among the jewels of Ihe crown)
thirteen widows, made by mysell oi
that field of Waterloo, have since mad.
love to me; and, soldier as I am, 1 am
ashamed to own it, (lor a soldier in lov.
is well as war,) ran away liom Ihem all,
md vou see me here before you an un-
conlaminated bachelor, after breaking
ihe heads ol a doz-n trench regiment
an the hearts of thirteen officers' wives.'
'Now I'm satisfied!' exclaimed ihe f,.
cetiously incredulous patty ol Ihe sec
ond part, jumping up aud dashing d jwn
ins knife and loik.
'What's that, sn?' roared Ihe lion al
so jumping up, and stooping from his
gigantic staiure to inrusi ins nose inio
. I . 1 I'in.
ne oiner neueu i .;
.1 sav I'm saiisfied; as I'm sure every
ne ought to be after clearing off thai
plate of mutton.'
'Sir, It S my Opion, .taiu uic iiiiiiuij
gentleman from Waterloo, 'that you
lon't believe what I've been saying.
'Troih I do then every word of ii.
md I'll wager you a small roll of 2d
Municipally paper that there is not an
iiber genllemun present I hat dare eaj
Thai's enough, sir!' said the lion.
I'm satisfied!' said ihe lamb; and
Hie several uenilemen wenl to adjusting
hp r sr-rounis with the waiters. tea-
" . . . -. n
Subdue your passions, and every dry
will appear easy.
THE VILLAGE COQUETTE
We met and old friend the other day
whom we had not seen for several months
John,' said we in the Course of a conver
sation with him. 'why dontyou got married
nd settle down somwhere?
'Gel married and settle down, you said,
John repeated with emphasis.
I came very near settling down without
getting married a while ago,'
'No matter I donl like to tell secrets to
But in confidence, you know, John
Come oul with it.'
Won't you tell?'
Now I know you will, but pledge
rue that that my name shall not go with it.
nd you shall have the story, and may
ell it as much as you please.'
We pledged our 'sacred honor,' and John
utrew away his cigar and commenced.
Here some two or three months ago, 1
Happened into one of the prettisi little vil
ages you ever set your eyes upon
What was its name?
Thai's my concern, and I'll manage ii
iihoul your assistance It was indeed a
leauiiUl village, wiih pretty gireets, pretty
houses, pietty f-nces, pretty every thing
md among other thing,. prelly women
The latter, you know 1 '"-iaIly lake a
liking to, and of course 1 was not c.-t,ieas
d when a kind of fifteenth cousin.on whoJ
1 called during a short slay thereon b-'isi-ness,
strictly invhed me to make his
House my home for a fortnight or so, while
I went over the sporting grounds in thf
neighborhood.aud killed all the beasts.birds
md wilches that ran wild there. Hang
ne if 1 didn't thank ihe fellow will) a full
neait, and I moved my little bundle ol
lollies and other rubbish to his house in
louble quick lime Well, I had been gun
ung every day without so much as killing
woodpecker or treetoad, when one day in
crossing a piece ol open ground surrounded
ntiiely with woods, I discovered, not a
ittle to my surprise, the prellicsl gill I had
ver seen in mv whole life. From her
ippearance, 1 judged at once she had lost
ler way and prepared myself immediately
o perform a piece of pure gallantry. Su
valking straight up lu her, 1 communicated
my suspicious, very politely and inquired
il l could render any assistance-
She replied thai she had lost her way in
attempting lo get through the woods by an
obscure path; and would be very much o
oligid if I led her lo ihe main road, or
point oul the direction in which it lay.
A way we started together. On the way
we dialled about every thing we could
ihink of, (except her prelly sell, which 1
was thinking of continually J for she was
sociable as tn old school mate, and even
mid me her name the same of her father,
nd the names of halt a dozen brothers
ind sisters whom I had nsver seen, and
did nol care to sto. When we got lo toe
road, she pointed out her father's house,
which was in sight, and was going to thank
me for my services but 1 stopped her b
avinir ihat it would be very little out of
my way lo see her home, and I preferied
to do so. All iho way there, we chattel,
and laughed, and told stories, and even
jokes; and by the time we parted at th
gale of old Deacon U s farm house.
I could have sworn thai we were old ac-
quaii.unces. 1 tell ner. -Hoping 10 too on
again, sometime,' and she left me, 'hoping
lo learn of my safe arrival at home.
'The next Sabbaih I mei her al church.
the next Monday evening at a village parly,
and escoiled her home the next Friday 1
ailed on her'accidenially' ths nexl Sun
day evening by permiss.on in two week
I was in love in three 'I had told ni)
Inve'.-and I fear I was the next aiove to
the biggisl fool ihat ever grew oul of natur
al philosopoy. Thiee limes I popped tin
question, but she wuudn'l say yaa or no or
even hint that the would or would not sea
my happiness. The fourth lime she look
ed grave, hung down her ;hetd,sighed, and
even I mistrusted shed tears. Shall I ask
die consent of youi father?' said 1, alter
waiting half an hour for an answer to the
question on which hung my hopes. Thai
would never do.'she answered with a sigh,
'io would rot consent to my niarraige withjtokened it to be American, emerged from a
ou, I know he would not.'
'I mistrusted from this that she herself,
had broached the subject to the Deacon,
nd got a flat tefusal of his consent to
die match. I walked home that evening
in much distress, passed a restless night
it my cousin's house, and rose the next
morning with my head full of pains an
dark foreredings, My cousin rallied me
m ny dull appearance and I determined at
nice to tell htm die secret of my troubles
and as!: his advice. I accordingly accom
panied him to his little grocery, and when
i here unrolled the whole matter as to
ijioihei ' Thai Ellen B ,' said he,
is the gre&test coquette in the country or
ho world, and 1 advise you to keep your
loose matters lo yourself when you are in
her company, had I mistrusted you were
at r.ll lender, 1 should have told you this
before, out as ii turns oul, I advise you d
let her alone,' 1 did not make any reply,
but really thought my cousin the biggest
fool in Christendom. Had she not kept my
company and said soft tilings to me-and
blushed, and grieved, and sighed when I
popped the question for the fourth time?
The nexl evening I called on Ellen again
she was alone and seemed twice as beau
till as ever. Fur the fifth lime I oflf red
her my hand. She came very near faint
ing away, but uuld not answer ma ves oi
no. .v. -"io i8 matter be.' Ol course
1 attributed the whole to the obsiancy oi
ihe Deacon, her father and being mon
than hal' ciazy between love for her, and
hate for him. it scarcely be wondered al tha'
before Waving, I suggested to her trial if w
could't be happy with his consenl;we had "
perfect r ght to proceed without it.' we woul t
Hike a riJe some evening.' said I, go to tin
Jepot :ake the small train of cars and ii.
i wo hours be man and wife.
When would- you call for me? sin
'To morrow night,'! replied, a'most with
delight 'eight o'clock.'
Well,' said she, after a pause, 'I will b.
'The next evening, al half pisl seven,
ihe village stable keeper drove a carriage to
my door. Just as I was stepping into tin
uxrriage.a little boy handed me a note. I
I turned into the house a moment lu read it
The contents run aflei this son:
'My dear Mi. S :-I have consulted
with my father about running away with
vou lo night, and he thinks ihe air is so
damp thai I would certainly take cold. II-
suggests thai it would answer all reasonable
purposes for you to run away alone, nui
I hope you will not dc this till yon have
iciomplshed the intention you expressed oi,
vcur arrival in our village, which was, J
believe, before you lefl it, lo make a con
quest of the heart ol the pref.ist girl widin
Yours as truly as ever.
Ellkn B .'
I imediately recollecten having foolisdil)
exnresedldie intention a day or two before
mv arrival ill ihe villaee. to an old friend
who accompanied mo there on busi
ness wiih some other merchar.li. I recol
iected. loo, that the remark was made
while we were on a walk through the village
'.ha! a lady was close behind us all ihe time.
uid mv friend who saw her face ihoughl
she musl be an angel. She turned oul to be
My horse was sent back lo the stable.
,uid the ni xl morning I was leaving the
icaiitiful vilhige and ihe heautful Ellen, and
my fifteenth cousin and his happy faru
tl y as fasi as steam would carry me.'
JUS T SO.
A woman who loves, loves for life, un
IM, a well founded jealousy compels her to !:. .- i.-e ..ny u-mpst .
relenquish the object t.f her iifl' rui, .,. II n..ptil.-d oy .ou.e ,jod iiku po c. Un
So says somebody. 'A u.aii who lovesjon on they piessed .The whirlwind ol
h.ves for life, unless he alters Ins mmd.'iure Irom the lornyei sun u.ey uasneu along
So says somebody else.
$t0I'Iliill Moiiy l'oillt-
Ths night had already settled down
gloomy and foreboding, on the evening of
'he 15th of July, 1779 when ihe advancing
column ol little army whose uniform be
I tl ick wood on the shore of the Hudson and
it- an instant the dim and shadowy prospei
disclosed to them along the bank of Ihe tiv
er open to their sihi Far away lay Ver-
plank s Point, now buried in a mass ol
shadow, while on the hither side of the
river, dark, gloomy and frowning, rose u
ihe craggy heights of Stony Point. Wash
ed on. three sides by the Hudson, and pro
tected on the other, excepi along a narrow
road, by a morass, the fort was deemed one
of the motl impregnable on the river, and
us capture regarded as almost impossible
Yet to achieve that gallant purpose, this
little army was now upon its march.
A turn in the road soon hid them from
the rivei, and after a silent march of some
minutes duration, they arrived within three
miles and a half of the enemy's line, and
halting at the command of their officer foim
ed into columns for the attack. Beginning
agaiu their march, (hey soon reached ihe
marshy ground at the base of the hill.
Hisi!' said the low voice of the General
from the front, 'we are high enough
The order passed in a whisper down ihe
line, snd the column paused on the edge of
the morass. It was a moment of suspense
and peril. Every man fell that in a few
minutes the fate of their hazardous enter
prise would be determined, that they woul
ibere be cold in death, oi the American
iory ahead, now scarcly discernable throtigf
ihe thick gloom of minighl. Yel not a lip
quivered, not a cheek blanched at thai crisis
.boul twenty paces in ihe front column, had
ialied,the forlorn hope of one hundred& lifiy
nen with unloaded pieces & bayonets
fixed, while farther on a smaller jrouj
if shawy foims could be seen through iht
ibscurity.accoulred with axes.to cut througl
he abaliis. Each man had a piece of whiit
taper in his hat to distinguish linn frou
ihe foe in ihe approaching melee Tin
General had already reconnoilered the 8
proaches to the still silent promontory, and
,vaving his sword on high, he gave ihe or
ler. In another instant, the dark massive
:olumu was moving steadily to the al
It was a thrilling moment, during whir
thai devoted band rushed rapidly orr tin
marsh. As yel Ihe enemy had nol discovei
ed them. Even ihe hearts of the oldes'
veterans trembled with eagernest of thai
moment oi suspense. Alieauy hud the
pioneers reached the abitlis, and (he quid.
rapid blows of their axes rung upon the
night, when suddenly the shout of alarm
broke from ihe foit, the gun of a ser.uy
dashed through the gloom, and in an instant
all was upioar and confusion within the
usionished lortihcation INot a moment
was lo be lost.
'Advance! advance!' shouted Wayne, r
ho pressed rapidly onwards loathe tabatlis
tollowed in death like silence by his in
To arms!' came borne on the night
breeze frora ihe fort 'lo arms to arms,
and then followed Ihe quick roll of the
drum. In an instant the enemy weri a
iheir posts, and the gallant continentals still
maintained their silent but steady march; t
fire, such only as desperation could produce
burst from every embrasure of the fort
The incetsanl rattle of the musketry, the
crashing of the grape shot, and lurid ligin
hung over ihe scene by the explosion of ihe
shells, and streams of fire pouring from tin
fort, formed a picture which no pen can
desciibe. Yel amidst all, the daring assail
ants stcadilyjadvaiiced, not a trigger had
been pulled in their r-niks, Faithful to the
oinmand of their General, though trembling
in everv limb w iih f .loa - , s.- ihey kept up
charging at ihe point of ihe bayonet, over
the abittisand bulwarks, until tliecnemv'
borne back by their impeluous onset, quail
ed before them. The works were forced
Then, not till then was deathlike silence
broken, A souti? out from ih Vict, finna
iroops over all the thunder of the battle.
Il warf the watchword of success, Ii was
tieard from the column behind it passeddowa
their line, was caught up by the rear, and a
wild shout, making the verv welkin Irem
hie, rang out as they pushed to ihe attack.
Ihe contest was short, but terrific
Over bulwark, battery, and porstrate foes
'he gallant continentals, headed by Wayne,
pressed on and driving all before them, met
the column of theirjarmy, enthusiastic chrcr
n the very centre of the enemy's works,
n another moment the slurry flag of Amcr.
ca was waving triumphantly over the bat-
The eothusiasm of victors cannot be des
ribed. But though the contest had been
so bloody, not a man of the enemy fell af
ter resistance had ceaned. The niisoners
were disarmed, a guard placed over them
and sentries posled ou all the commanding-
positions around ihe works The morn
ing gun announced to the British fleet in
the river that Stony Point wns won ! !
REM A HKABLE HA ZORS.
A pedlar, wishing lo recommend his ra
zors to the gaping crowd, thus addressed
them 'Gentlemen, the ruzois I hold in
my hand were made in a cave by the light
of a diamond in ihe province of Andalusia,
in Spain. They can cut as quick
thought, and bright as the morning star.
Lay ihem under your pillow al night, and
you will find yourself clean shaved in the
HARD TO UNDERSTAND.
Wall my lad, that is small corn you are)
Yes sir, said the boy, while he continu
ed his labor, we planted small corn.
Bui it looks yellow.
Yes sir, we planted the yellow kind, re
turned iho boy scratching away al the hard
and stony soil.
Bui I do nol believe you will have mora
ihan half a crop continued the traveller.
No sir, we planted on the shares hallooed
he boy as the stranger rode on
A mm came to a printing office (o bog a
paper said he, we like to read the news
papers vcty much, but our neighbors dont
Conning, says Ephraim.is done on print
mg principles there being a good deal of
the hand press work about it.
'I won't make myself look so little,' as
the hillipiitia said, when he refused lo fight
in the street.
An old lady said her husband was verxr
fond of peaches, and lhat was his only
'Fault, madam!' said one,' how can you
call that a fault?'
'Why, because there are different wsss
of eating them. My husband takes them in
'he form of brandy.
An Illinois tavern keener advertises a
voting limb of the law who ran swy with
nit paying his board in ihe language follow
'Absquatlandodamliim el Sawrtwotitandi
mis in transitu, nnn est inventus adliniium
cape goatum, noncomeatibus in swamno
oiipoflo, or to reg'nnis inferno.
Boniface appears to be mad about it and
when his latin becomes scsrie patches il
iut with the vernarulnr. Picayune.
SEEING THE TAME FOW
Scene Village, TV, rent Two travrll
ms drive up and order a peck of oats for
First rraveller fDrawir.? towards the
Hove) Landlord, I see ynu havo no bar
lo you keep ihe Sniped Pig?
Landlord Nol exactly, sir; bul I keen a
Second Traveller Can't ivn gpe hirr?
Lfind'oid (Vri.iiilv. W-ilk ibis win,
ir.-iiiieit-:i, , i li. (. l i, r...:, ii i. i- .
ri-nr and S.i h.-m i;e :;h l"a,h d
wiih choice liquor?;) lUut will you lake
gen1 e ten?
Travellers 0, nothing nothinn at all
wo only wished to see the critter