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STROUDSBURGy MONROE COUNTY, PA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 140
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Tho Trustees of this Institution, have the
pleasure of announcing to the public, and par
ticularly to the friends of education, that they
have engaged Ira B. Newman", as Superinten
dent and Principal of their Academy.
The Trustees invite the attention of parents
and guardians, wbo have children to send from
home, to this Institution. They are fitting up
the building in the first style, and its location
from its retired nature is peculiarly favorable
for a boarding school. It commands a beauti
ful view of the Delaware river, near which it
is situated, and the surrounding scenery such
as the lover of nature will admire it is easily
accessible the Easton and Milford Stages pass
it daily, and only 8 miles distant from the latter
place, and a more salubrious section of coun
try can nowhere be found. No fears need be
entertained that pupils will contract pernicious
habits, or be seduced into vicious company it
is removed from all places of resort and those
inducements to neglect their studies that are
furnished in large towns and villages.
Board can be obtained very low and near the
Academy. Mr. Daniel W. Dingman, jr. will
take several boarders, his house is very conve
nient, and students will there be under the im
mediate care of the Principal, whose reputa
tion, deportment and guardianship over his pU-
jnls, a.iuru cive oesi, security for their proper
conduct, that the Trustees can give or parents
and guardians demand.
The course of instruction will be thorough
adapted to the age of the pupil and the time
he designs to spend in'literary pursuits. Young
men may qualify themselves for entering upon
the study of the learned professions or for an
advanced stand at ooiiege lor mercantile pur
suits, for teaching or the business of common
life, useful will be preferred to ornamental stud
ies, nevertheless so much of the latter attended
to as the advanced stages of the pupil's educa
tion will admit. The male and female depart
mentiivill be under the immediate superintend
denceofthe Principal, aided by a competent
male or female Assistant. Lessons in music
will be given to young ladies on the Piano
Forte at the boarding house of the principal, by
an experienced and accomplished' Instructress.
Summer Session commences May 4tli.
Board for Young Gentleman or Ladies with
the Principal, per week, SI 50
Pupils from 10 to 15 years of age from SI to
Tuition for the Classics, Belles-Lettres, French 1
&c. per quarter, 2 00
Extra for music, per quarter, 5 00
N. B. A particular course of study will be j
marked out for those who wish to qualify them
selves for Common School Teachers with ref
erence to that object ; application made for
teachers to the trustees or principal will meet
Lectures orv the various subjects of study will
be delivered by able speakers, through the
course of year.
' By ordorofthe Board,
DANIEL W. DINGMAN. Pres't
Dingman's Ferry, Pike co., Pa., May 2 1840
The Book of Subscription to the Stock of the
Upper Lehigh Navigation Company, will be re
opened itStoddartsvjlle, on Wednesday, thel-5th
day of July ensuing, when subscriptions will be
received for the balance of stock which remains
"vet open. VJ the same limr and place the Stock
holders will elect a board of Directors.
John S. Comfort,
Henry W. Drinker
William P. Clark,
Tune 16, 1540.
N. B. Proposals will be received atStoddarfs
Tilie.on Thursday the ldtu day of July ensuing,
for doing the work either wholly; or in jobs, requi
red by building a lock and inclined plane' with the
necessary grading, fixtures and machinery foi
passing rafts, descending the Lehigh over the Falls
t Stoddartsville. It is expected that the work
will be commenced as soon as practicable and b? j
1 ... ;. J . 3. , '
The Grave of tlie Indian Claicf.
DV J. G. PERCIVAL.
They laid the corpse of the wild and brave
On the sweet fresh earth; of the new made grave,
On the gentle hill, where wild weeds waved,
And flowers and grass were flourishing.
They laid within the peaceful bed,
Close by the Indian chieftain's head,
His bow and arrows; and they said,
That he had found new hunting grounds.
Where bounteous Nature only tills
The willing soil, and o'er whose hills,
And down beside the shady rills,
The hero roams eternally.
And these fair isles to the westward lie,
Benaath a golden sun-set sky,
Where youth and beauty never die
And song and dance move endlessly.
They told of the feats of his dog and gun,
They told of the deeds his arm had done,
They ung of battles lost and won,
And so they paid his eulogy.
And o'er his arms, and o'er his bones,
They raised a simple pile of stones;
Which, hallowed by their tears and moani;
Was all the Indian's monument.
And since the chieftain here has slept,
Full many a winter's winds have swept,
And many an age has softly crept
Over his humble sepulchre.
BCTOBE SUX-KISE I2f THE VALE OF CHJUJOCNY IN
SWITZERLAND, Br COLERIDGH.
Betides the rivers, Arve and Arveiron, wlrich
hare their sources in the foot of Mount Blanc, five
conspicuous torrents rush down its sides; and with
in a few paces of the Glaciers or ice-fields, the
"Gentiana Major" grows in immense numbers,
with its "flowers of loveliest blue."
Hast thou a charm tostay the Morning Star
In his steep course! so long he seems to pause
On thy bald awful head, O, tovran Blanc!
The Arve and Arveiron at thy base
Rave ceaselessly; but thou, most awful Form!
Bizcst from forth thy silent sba of Pined,
How silently! Around thee and above
Deep is the air and dark substantial, black"
An ebon mass: msthinks thou piercest it,
As with a wedge! But when I look again,
It is thine own calm home, thy crystal shrine,
Thy habitation from eternity!
0 dread and silent mount! I gaz'd upon thee,
Till thou, still present to the bodily sense,
Did'st vanish from my thought: entrane'din prayer
1 worshipped the Invisible alone.
Yet, like some sweet beguiling melody,
So sweet, we know not we are listening to it,
Thou, the meanwlme.was blending with my thought,
Yea, with my life and life's own secret joy:
Till the dilating soul, enrapt, transfused,
Into the mighty vis'on passing there
As in her natural form, swell'd vast to Heaveh!
Awake, my soul! not only passive praiso
Thou owest! not alone these swelling tears,
Mute thanks and silent ecstacy! awake,
Yoice of sweet song! awake, my heart, awake!
Green vales and icy cliffs, all join my hymn.
Thou first and chief, sole sovran of the vale!
O struggling with the darkness all the night,
And visited all night by troops of stars,
Or when they climb the sky or when they sink:
Companion of the morning-star at dawn,
Thjself earth's hosv stah, and of the dawn
Co-herald! wake, 0 wake, and utter praise!
V ho sank thy sunless pillars deep in earth?
vno mi d tny countenance with rosy light!
Who made thee parent of perpetual streams?
And you, ye five wild torrents fiercely giad!
Who called you forth from night and utter death,
From dark and icy caverns call'd you forth,
Down tbose precipitous, black, jagged rocks
Forever shattered and the same forever?
Who gave you, your invulnerable life,
Your strength, your speed, your fury, and your joy.
Unceasing thunder and eternal foam?
And who commanded (and the silence came,)
Here let the billows stiffen, and have rest?
Ye ice-falls! ye that from the mountain's brow
Adown enormous ravines slope amain
Torrents, methinks, that heard a mighty voice,
And stopped at once amid their maddest plunge!
Motionless torrents! silent cataracts!
Who made you glorious as the gates of Heaven
Beneath the keen full Moon? whn U ti..
- - - " -.-w IJUIl
Cloath you with rainbows? who, with living flowers
Ui loveliest blue, spread garlands at your feet?
God! let the torrents, like a shout of nations
Answer! and let the ice-plains echo, God!
God! singye meadow-streams with gladsome voice!
Ye Pine-groves, wiihyoursoft and soul-like sounds!
And they too have a voice, yon piles of snow.
And in their perilous fall shall thundeivGoDl
Ye livery flowers that skirt th' eternal Yrost!
J Ye wild goats-Bporiiijg round the, Eagle's nest! '
Yc Eagles, play-mates of the mountain storm!
Ye lightnings, the dread arrows of the Clouds!
Ye signs and wonders of tho element!
Utter forth God, and filifije 'hills with praise!
Oft from whose feet the tnralanche, unheard,
Shoots downward, glittering thro' the pure serene,
Into the depth of clouds tht yeil thy breast
Thou too again, stupendous mountain! thou
That as I raise my head, awhile bow'd low
In adoration, upwards fror'i:base '
Slow travelling with dim eyes suffused withrtcarsj
Solemnly seemest, like a vapoury cloud,
To rise before me rise, O ever rise,
Rise like a cloud of incense, from the earth!
Thou kingly spirit throned among the hills,
Thou dread Ambassador from earth to heaven,
Great Ilierarch! tell thou ifs silent sky,
And tell the stars, and tell yon rising sun,
Earth, with her thousand voices, praises God.
In the latter part of March, at the
opening of the campaign of 1782, we
were ordered by congress to our re
spective stations. I marched Robin
son's company to Northumberland,
where Mr. Thomas Chambers joined
us, who had been recently commis
sioned as an ensign- of our company.
"We halted at Northumberland two' or
three days for our men to wash and
rest; from thence Ensign Chambers
and myself were ordered to Muncy,
Samuel Wallis's plantation, there to
make a stand and rebuild Fort Mun
cy, which had been destroyed by the
enemy. We reached that station
and built a small block-house for the
storage of our provisions ; about the
10th or 11th of April, Capt. Robm
son came on with Esquire Culbert-
and a Mr. Bantiey;' 1 was ordered to
select twenty or twenty-five men with
these gentlemen, and to proceed up
the west branch to the Big Island, and
thence up the Bald Eagle CreeA;, to
the place where a Mr. Culbertson
had been killed. On the 15th of April,
at night, we reached the place, and
encamped for the night; on the morn
ing of the 16th we were attacked by
eighty-live Indians. It -was a hard-
fought battle ; Esquire Culbertson
and two others made their escape;
I think we had nine killed, and the
rest of us made prisoners. We -were
all stripped of our clothing except
ing our pantaloons. When they took
off my shirt they discovered my com
mission; our commissions Were writ
ten on parchment, and carried in" a
silk case hung with a ribbon in our
bosom; several got hold of it, and
one fellow cut the ribbon with his
knife, and succeeded in obtaining it
They took us a little distance from
the battle-ground, made the prisoners
sit down in a small ring, the Indians
forming another around us m close
order, each with his rifle and toma
hawk in his hand. They brought up
five Indians we had killed, and laid
them within their circle. Each one
reflected for himself; our time Would
probably be short, and respecting
myself, looking back to the year '80
and the party I had killed, If I was
discovered to be the person my case
would be a hard one. Their proph
et or chief warrior made a speech; as
was informod alterwards by the
British lieutenant who belonged to
the party, he was consulting the Great
Spirit what to do. with the prisoners,
whether' to kill us on the spot or spare
our lives: he came to the conclusion
tt!iat there had been blood enough
shed, and as to the men they had lost,
it was the fate of war, and we must
be taken and adopted into the' families
of those whom we had lulled ;. we
were then divided amongst them ac
cording to the number of fires; packs
were prepared for us, and thev re-
turned across the river at the Big Isl
and in bark canoes; 4hey then made
their way across ..hills, and came to
Pine Creek, above the first forks,
which they followed up to the third
fprk, and took the . most northerly
branch to the head , of it, and thence
to the waters of the Genesee river.
After two. days travel down the Gene
Seeriver, we came to a plac?., called
the Pigeon Woods, whera a great
number of Indian families, old and
young, had come to catch young pi
geons; there we met a party of about
forty warriors, on their way to the
frontier settlements ; they encamped
some little distance apart, the warri
ors of the two parties holding a coun
cil at our camp. I soon perceived
that I was the subject of their conver
sation; I was seized and dragged to the
other camp, where the warriors were
sitting on one side of a large fire; I
was seated alone on the opposite side
Every eye was fixed upon me; I per
ceived they were gathering around
m great numbers ; m a short time 1
perceived a man pressing through the
crowd; he came to me and sat down;
I saw he was a white man painted in
Indian dress. He examined me on
the situation of the frontiers, the
strength of our forts, the range of
our scouts, &c. After he got through,
he observed that there was only one
besides himself there that knew me.
"Do you know me, sir ?" said I. "I
do; you are the man that killed the
Indians. I thought of the fire and
the stake; he observed that he was
a prisoner and a friend; that his name
was Jones, nd he had been taken.
prisoner iii the spring' oi '81, with
Capt. John Boyde, in Bedford coun
ty; that he would not expose me, and
if I could pass through undiscovered
and be delivered up to the British, I
would be safe ; if not, I would have
to die at the sta&e. The next morn
ing they moved down the river.; two
days after they came to the' Caneadia
village, the first on the Genesee river,
where we were prepared to run the
Indian eantlet: the warriors don't
whip it is the young Indians and
squaws. They meet you in sight of
their council-house, where they se
lect the prisoners from, the ranks of
the warriors, bring them m front, and
when ready the word jo'ggo is given;
the prisoners start, the whippers fol
low after, and if they outrun you,
you will be severely whipped. I was
placed in front of my men; the word
being given, we started. Being then
young and full of nerve, I led the way;
two young squaws came running up
to join the whipping party, and when
they saw us start, they halted a;nd
stood shoulder to stoulder with their
whips ; when- I came near them
bounded and ricked them over ; we
all came down together ; there was
considerable kicking amongst us, so
much so that they showed their un
der dress, which appeared to be of a
beautiful yellow colour; I had not
time to help them up. It was truly
diverting to the warriors; they yelled
ana snouted till they made the air
ring. They halted at that village for
one 2ay, and thence went to Fort
Niagara, where I was delivered up to
the British. I was adopted, according
to the Indian custom, mto Col. But-
er's family, then the conimandirifj
officer of the British and Indians at
that place. I was to supply the loss
of his son, Capt. Butler, who was
killed late in the fall of 1781 by the
Americans. In honour to mo as his
adopted son, I was confined in a pri
vate room, and not put under a British
guard. My troubles soon began; the
Indinns were. informed br the tories '
that &ne'w me that I had been a; pris
oner before, and had billed' my cap
tors; they were outrageous, and went
to Butler and demanded me, and as I
was told, offered to brin? in fourteen
prisoners in my place. Butler sent
an officer to examine me on the sub
ject; he came and informed me their
Indians had laid heavy accusations
against ine; they were informed thai;
I had been a prisoner before, ancT
Ailled the part)r, and that they had de
manded me to be given up fcd them,
and that his colonel Wished to Know
the fact. I observed, " Sir, it is a se
rious que stion to answer; I will never
deny the truth; I have been a prisoner
before, and killed the party, and re
turned to the service of my country; hut, sir, I
considei myself to be a prisoner of ?ar to the"
British, and 1 presume you will have more hon
our than to deliver me up to the savages. I
know what my fate will be ; ami please to in
form your colonel tliat we have it, iii our power
to retaliate." He left me in a short lime, and
returned and stated that he was authorised to
say to me that there was no alternative for
to save my life but to abandon the rebel cause
and join the British standard; that I should take
the same rank in the British service as I did
in the rebel service. 1 replied, " No, sir, no;
give me the stake, the tomahawk, or the knife,
before a British commisio'n: liberty or death is
our motto;" he then left me. Some time after
a lady came to my room, with whom 1 had beeri
well acquainted before the revolution; we had
been school-mates; she was then married to a
British officer, a captain of the qneen's rangers;
he came with her. She had been to Col. Bnt
ler, and she was authorised to make me thn
same offer as the officer had done ; I thanked
her for the trouble she had taken for my safely,
but cotild'not accept of the offer; she observed
how much more honourable would it be to be
an officer in the British service. I observed
that I could not dispose of myself in iliat way;
1 belonged to the Congress of ihe U. STinte
and that I would abide the consequences; she
lft me, and it was the last I heard of it. A
guard was set at the door of my apartment.
In about four days after I was sent down
Lake Ontario k) a place called Carlton Wdriti;
from thence down the St. Lawrence to Montreal,
where I was placed in prison, and found forty
or fifty of our American officers, and where wo
had the honour to look through ths iron grates.
The fourih of July was drawing near; teir of us
combined to celebrate the political birth-day of
our country; we found ways and means to have
some brandy conveyed in to us unknown to the
British guard, and we. had a high day, after
making a compromise with the guard. It waa
highly ofl'ensive to the British officers, and wo
ten were taken out and sent to Quebec, thence
down the St. Lawrence, and put on the Isle of
Orleans, where we remained till the last of Sep1
tember; a British fleet sailed about that time
and bound for New York; we were put on
board of that fleet; when we came to N. York
ther& was no exchange for us. Gen. Carhdn
then' commanded the British army at New York;
he paroled ns to return home.
In the month of March, 1783, 1 was exchan
ged, and had orders to take up arms again. I
joined my company in March at Northumber
land; about that time Capt. Kobmson received
orders- to march his company to Wyoming, to
keep garrison at Wilkesbarre fort. He sent
myself and Ensign Chambors with the compa
ny to that station, where we lay till November.
1783. Our armv was then discharged, and
our company likewise: poor and penhyless, we
retired to the shades of a private life.
Irish "Wit. A genuine " son" of the sod"
came into our office the other day, and asked
the rates of advertising for a siluation. The
prico we told him would be one dollar for throe
insertions, and one dollar and seventy five ccs.
for six. " A dollar," said he, scratching his
pate, " for the first thrae times, and thrao quar
ters for the last thrae ; well, thin, my darlin,
faith an we'll haxe it in the last thrao." Lon
A Counsel sometimes meets with his mnica
in' the witness box. "Could you ee a Ifoh
through a wall?" asked Mr. Freeman, when
cross examining a Kcrrvntan at the Liim r:t
Assizes. 1 cuuld if it was made ifcUt.' ..v
the roady reply. Cork p&ptr.
Prying into Other Folks BusixcJ -
" What are you doing there ?" inquired te&
of Tom, as ho caught Mm peeping (brough
keyhole. " What's that in you V said Tom."
" I don't like to see e person prying iutt- dthe:
Windows. There are 300 windows at Ma:
blehoad,' Mass;; in a populatiin of- 5,575...