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From tJic Ladie's National Gazette.
A Legend of Pennsylvania
THE HAUNTED STREAM.
BY JAMES n. DANA.
In one of the interior counties of Penn-
. . . .. . , . , ,
sylvanm, there aes embosomed iu wooded
accounted for the
that ages before, a maiden of
who had been crossed in love
herself into its waters, and that ever since,
her spirit might" occasionally be soon,
haunting its sylvan shores!
Such, at least, was the legend
bold handsome young borderer heatf, one .
bright morning about a century ago, as
he stood on the banks of this picturesque ;
ii xt? m, , , 1
wuu an xnaian companion.
French war had then juat b
and as the frontier settlements were dis-
turbed with rumors that the hitherto
friendly savages were about to assume
arms, Lieutenant Rochester, for our hero
bore a commission in the provincial army,
hist what is that V
As he spoke, the faint dip of a paddle
was heard, and hardly had the two com
panions concealed themselves, when a
ugui. vauuu ijuut nnu sijiut aiuuuu a uuuu (
of the river. In a few minutes this liliry
Knrllt ninnr T f r-I V. ,J l.J
cralt was near enough lor Rochester to
discern mat it was tenanted by a
and beautiful female, richly attired in
upianas, a sinuous ana loveiy river, w men, thought, the most liquid tones he had ever realized, for suddenly, asif a troop of dem-; announce that their flight was discovered; back in safety to the villiage;
from time immemorial, has been known heard, to him as he to him as her preserver, onshadbeenletloose, the air was filled with and he knew that if this happened before I the great point after all.'
as the llauntpd Stream. The Indians 'White man will go away will forget ' shouts, and instantaneously the woods, all , the woods were gained, there was noi 'My brother's heart is
had been despatched on a scouting expe- trusted the Indian girl, expostulated; and left in a wigwam, in the centre of the rose on the night air, from the direction stealing into the cave, through an aperture j hoarse muffled notes from the buttic-ficid come;
dition with a friendly Delaware. when the half angry discussion was over, village, to find solace, if they could, of the village. j in the bushes, and by it he discovered oruTur
'It's a pretty btory, War-Eagle, wheth-. and Rochester looked again at the canoe, in slumber. As an additional caution,' 'We are discovered,' cried the Indian the Indian girl sitting dissolved in tears, Disturb not his rest tin the trumpet snaTsound 0?
er it be true or not ' said the borderer. the fair fugitive was disappearing behind ; however, several braves watched about ' girl,' all is lost.' j while War-Eagle, like a bronze stature, That call forth the ehoseu God' throne to surround!
iT .,. i 'i- i -j, t ,i the bend of the river. She passed from the door. I 'Then fly, and leave us to our fate,' an- gazed immovably at the mouth ofthe
pisturcsque Indian costume. When the ter. ' Xot that I believe, Delaware, yon
canoe was nearly opposite where the young ' der girl will betray us, but, since she is
man lay concealed, a dexterous stroke ot
the paddle turned its prow shoreward, and
immediately after, with a light and grace-
ful step, its fair occupant leaped ashore. !
Rochester was for a moment, struck
dumb with amazement and admiration, j
He had never, in his whole life, seen any-
thing so beautiful as the vision that now
dawned upon him ; and, for awhile, he
almost believed that he saw, not a living
creature, but the airy spirit that haunted J
the spot. 1 his idea was sustained by ;
the extreme fairness ot her complexion, ;
which scarcely betokened Indian blood,
But the illusion, for such it was, soon fa-1 with a last look at that lovely laudscape, he had persuaded himself she was absent, bare rock, and running rappidly along for '
ded. Scarcely had the mysterious visit-j Rochester followed his companion, who and that accident not treachery, had led about a hundred yards, drew aside some'
ant advanced half a dozen steps, when ' had struck out, on a swinging trot, toward to his arrest, and that of his companion. ' bushes, disclosing the entrance to a nar
she started and slightly screamed ; and the settlement. I But this evidence was conclusive. For 1 row cave. 1
Rochester, following the direction of her) All that day, the two scouts traveled, since the White Fawn was really present! 'Enter.' she said quickly. 'No one'
GVfiS. Kar ill lit Ills COnmamOn had eilier- .
gedfrom his covert, and was creeping ,
stealthily toward her with evidently hos-
tile intentions. At hearing her shriek,
the savage leaped to his feet, and drawing
his tomahawk, rushed upon her. Rochester ;
dflKriflrl fhrwnrrl . lllli, WOllld liaVQ been t,nr
late, if the Indianbeauty had not fled from
her assailant, and by afortunate chance, ta-
ken the direction toward our hero. Thus ,
the savage dare not hurl his weapon, lest j It seemed to Rochester as if he had taken,' replied the chief. 'To-morrow my proaching. In a few minutes shouts wero pended on the number of leagues placed 3ufc
should injure his friend. The fugitive, he just sunk into slumber, when he was sud- brother will see her; perhaps she will heard, apparently directly overhead, an- between them and their foes before morn
in her terror, did not :See "RonliGSler at first ' dp.nlv firmmed bv findino- his arms nin- even lio-hfc bis nile' I sTunrinrr Vi.iflr trio -mUA irlinnns frnm thn inrr? fnr their trail would certainly be dis-
in her terror, did not see Rochester at first,
caused her to rush unreflecting into his
out wuen sue uiu, me instinct oi saietv
iiiuio, nuuu duc lay imc u iiidluuuu t
dove, helpless and panting. j
'Put up your hatchet, Delaware,' cried
Rochester. This is my prisoner, and I
make no war on woman ; much less,' he.
added internally, as he gazed on the love-,
ly face silently pleading for protection, !
; much less on any thing so lovely.'
' 31' brother speaks well,; replied the
savage chief reluctantly. 'But the squaw
this. 3y my faith. War-Eao-le slip is
lovelier than any girjl of the settlements,
I didn't think your race could show any
thing,so handsome. Who can she be.
' The War-Eagle had heard of her, she
is the ch,ild of his ancieut foe, She is
caljlod the AVhite Fawn, and is a chief-
tarns daughter. But the wigwams of
her tribe are far from this, and her pres
ence here betokens no good, for where she
goes, a nujidred warriors follow. There
vill be, or has been, bloody work further
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10 a.u uuumy) ana Uer people arc ljemaps, , auu jjuu luowau ui mc ougij, uusucu vvunu tuiw: v-uunuucu, uu uuu iuuv U1UI11, aim inau tllUJ ivuiu nuinuum iui in. .v.vvww. D" - c-- ,
even now on nnr im H i look of Rochester, the face ofthe Dela- till I have freed your companion, and Tin? nhiof's dmio-hter anneared to dread after a few months, took to herself a near-' cabbage
What you sav is true enough, no doubt.' ware wore an expression of imperturable then creep silently after me all depends ' a similar result, for unconciously she er and dearer tie, by becomiugRochester's ed and
answered Rochester, 'but I would rather i calm. j on caution.' j crept closer to our hero's side, laying her bride. The wedding took place at the ! At the
run a dozen risks of being scalped than 'They have stolen on us unheard, we Uur hero, all this time, had vainly hand timidly on his arm, as it appealing ciose oi me campaign, uuuug ""i1" branch
uo uarm xo sucn a prettv timid hird as stent so soundly renectea xvocuesier. sinven to recognize iue epeaiier, ous me ior protection: ner woman s naiuic iui u
down the Susquehanna. The "White
Pawn is in the rear, not in the front of
' You reason rightly, Delaware,' said
the frank borderer, '"but nevertheless, we
Christains hold it an article of faith not
to harm a woman. So, come life or death
I shall free this pretty bird. But first
speak to her, if you think she can under
stand your lingo. Tell her she can go
where she lists and that all that Jack
Rochesier aska is that she shall promise
not to betray us to her people.'
During this colloquy, the large dark
eyes of the Indian girl, lustrous as those
of an antelope, had been turned from llo-
' Pl,Pcf or ta the "War-Eao-le and from the
' cuestcr 10 lue " dr-.u agio, aim uuui wit.
latter back to the former. Once or twice,
jwhen the chief was speaking, she clung band to the vicinity of what Rochester , both she and "War-Eagle crouched flat on
' closer to our. hero, as if she comprehen-1 supposed to be their native village, for a the ground, and there remained, an un
ded that the Indian was her foe, and the j halt was ordered, and on consultation, J distinguishable shadow, until the voice
j borderer her friend. "When Rochester the savages proceeded to paint himself ( entirely ceased. Moving in this cautious,
j finally announced his intention to set her j and his companion partially black. This but tardy manner, quite half an hour
. free, her eyes beamed with indescribable he knew was a sign that they were t die, ' elapsed before they cleared the camp, and
' thankfulness, and anticipating War-Ea- J and he began to prepare himself, men-1 gained the shelter of the neighboring
i gle's speech, she pledged herself, in bro-. tally, for the approaching torture. This forest. During this interval, which seem-
ien English, to conceal the vicinity of
the scouts irom her people, and, at the
. ov-PflSSft(i iu ww Tw.liestcr
the Indian girl but she will never nev-;
er lorget him,' she said, with tears in her apd children, who having Deen apprised
i i . i. i i.:'t .r j i r
hancL bv a sudden impulse, and kissed
it. Then blushing at herself, she contin
ued with dignity, moving toward her ca
oe- Tlie JounS Yenghesc, brave
! cnr-nA AVl,Jt l.1., ,r.r 'o 1J(V niiil ,i!rrlif
4,1 nnrl mnmintr rIio will timt in fliA fJ-rrtflf.
Spirit for hg, 1; j
With these words she turned away, and
with a quick, light step, gained her canoe, '
TTrliifh in i mnmnnr clinf Jnfn flio nonfro
sigh, till he heard the click of a rifle be-'
side him. Turning quickly, he beheld
War-Jiagle about to raise the deadly
weapon and take aim at the fugitive. It
was but the work of a moment to strike (
sight, and then the landscape seemed to ;
lose half its charms. j
4 The War-Eagle yields his opinion to
that oi his brother, because he loves the
young man as a son,' said the chief.
J.T. 11 J X I
-j)ut, unci; luu iijuiiiv wus uiioweu iu cs -
cape, not a moment is to be lost. Before '
the sun is an hour older, a hundred war-!
nors will be on our trail. .Let us go.'
iti i i xi
here, it is clear that plenty of red skins
are nigh also, and be sure, they'll scent
us out like wolves do dead deer in winter. 1
Come, bear no malice,' and he frankly
extended his hand. 'You Indians kill
women as well as men; but we Christains j
don't; and, as you are serving the com-
monwealth now, and not the common-!
wealth yon, yo. why, chief, you must e'en
fight in its fashion.' j
If not convinced by the borderer's lo-
gic, the Indian was mollified by his friend-
ly manner ; and accordingly he accepted !
the proffered hand. Immediately after, '
Wlthnnr. rAsHnor fnlrinor it RnilfVl-onatorlir
direction. When darkness set in, they
arranged their camp for the night; but
they did not dare to strike a fire, fearing'
the propinquity of hostile Indians. A
little ierked venison, which thev carried
fnr biipIi nmrfTnr!pa was tliolr fn-irf1
supper ; and then they lay down to sleep, '
intending, when the moon rose, to prose-1
cute their iourney again.
denly aroused by finding his arms pin-
ioneu in a nosiue grasp, xie was awaKc
in an instant, and would have sprung to
uia icuii, ix tuu jjuijuu, ui jjiouuo
held him had not kept him down, ne
struggled desperatly, for a moment, but
in vain, and was finally forced to sink
back, when his captors, (for there were
two,) proceeded to tie his hands behind
him with green withes.
lie now, lor the hrst time, looked a-
round him. A little space off, he saw)
War-Eagle in the same plight with him-,
t. . . i
'Not very flattering to us, who thought
ourselves such good backwoodsmen. I
..nnc!n Klnnflv ?nv!ls inf.pnd i,o burn
aujjuup iut "ivvuj ' " ' 1 i'""" i iiiijiii e ' "II
us at the stake, else they would have ta- 'and from the soft, warm little hand, that Rochester thrilled at that gentle touch; she was able to add the charm ot civiliz
unn cnlnc wliilft nslnen. The red- their unknown friend was a female : and and seizinrr the soft, warm, little hand, he ed accomplishments to the native graces
I skins too are of the same tribe as that his heart throbbed with strange delight at pressed it to his heart. It was done with- ofthe forest. When attired in proper cos
lovely girl cursed witch I should rath- the conviction, for if a woman, who could out thought, nor could ho have helped it, tume, she was scarcely recognizable as a
er call her for sho betrayed us:-but no ! .
I will never believe it she is too iuno-j
cent and true for that it's fate, I sup-
pose, or pre-ordination, as my old father, I
God bless him. used to say. At any rate 1
if the worst comes to the worst, these red
i ! i it ... ii.i j:
devus snau nnu iaai a wmie man uuu uiu
as bravely as one of themselves.'
While these not very comfortable re
flections were being made, the Indians
who appeared to be about twenty in num- not a moment in imitating the example
ber, had pinioned their two captives, and tnus set and found that the egress was
now, by words and signs, intimated to s 7' whoh La(l aI!Parent'
, . , , . . I ly either been lately made, or had excap-
their prisoners that they were to retrace ed the eye ofthe guard Though ny
their steps. Accordingly, in a few mo- outside the cabin, his guide still contin
ments, Rochester and "War-Eagle were ued in a creeping posture, but the night
threading the mazes of the forest, in the i was so dark that our hero could not yet
centre oi tneir captors, some going peioru
in single file, and others following in the
i Four days severe traveling brought the
ceremony being concluded the march was
, resumed, and in a tew minutes, our hero's
Pvr.P.r.tJitim, that tin villas wa nfi!,r. xvns
around, appeared alive with women, boys
, , x , , . i ' . 'i
, tv, had come out to escort the prisoners
We will not tire our readers with
narrative of the scene that ensued.
nmirnnnro Andnrnil tVin hil flfntj r a anil n flint
inrlirmitir5 xcifVi luliin! fliAV tcpro rrrfpfrrJ
tlie Jne witn saYage stoicism, the other
with Christain heroism. Instead of being
led immediately to the stake however, '
tlio oonfonno urns rlpfprrprl until the mnr.l
cruel sacrifice was delayed in order that
the new comers might participate in it.
Meantime, after the women and chil-
dren had tired of gazing at, and insult
ing Rochester and War-Eagle, the two
Till nearly midnight Rochester lay in
silence. The retrieve for the night would
have been unwelcome, but that it afibr-
ded him time to prepare for death ; for 1
he was too sensible of his condition to in-
J 1 1 -1? TT 1 .1 1
uujge nopes oi escape, lie naa spent
several hours in meditation and prayer
when turning to his companion, he said
in a whisper,
' Are you awake, War-Eagle V
' Ugh,' answered the chief, in guttural
'What would my brother have V
3uld ask your forgiveness, Dela -
' I would
ware, for having brought you into this
straight. Had I taken your advice, per-
haps we should not have been captured.
But yet I could not but do so again,' con-
tinued Rochester, as if reasoning with!
himself. ' Murder a woman ! Never !' ,
To this burst, the chief replied by cool-
' The White Fawn is in the village, for
I saw her, so there can be no doubt of
treachery. But my brother knows best.'
Rochester answered only by a groan.
Not having himself seen the Indian girl,
in fl namn trf hnH mnilo nn intnrnno.
sion for them, it was plain that she had
been false to her promise.
'Are vou auite sure. Delaware?' said
Rochester, at last, clinging, with a strange
tenacity, to his desire of exculnating thei
Ttirlinn rrirl 'TTavn'f. vnil nrtnfnitnilorl onmn
other persons with her V
'The War Eagle has a keen eye, and
the White Fawn's step is not to be mis-'
even light his pile.'
vgain our uero groaneu, auu men
burst forth. 'Now may God forgive me,
and curse '
But here a hand was suddenly laid on
his mouth, so that he could not proceed,
and immediately a low, sweet voice, whis-
pered 'hist, lie still I will cut your
bands,7 and even as it spoke, the withes
parted, and Rochester felt both arms and
legs tree. j
He would have sprung at once to his feet
but the same gentle handheld him down
b L I-.
cabin was bo dark that only a shadowy
form was visible, crouched on the ground, 1
TTfi filt rpri.n.in. however, from the voice. '
it be but the White Fawn herself?
'Now,' whispered the voice again, and
he saw the chief, at the same moment,
rise from his recumbent attitude, and as-1
sume & creeping position 'follow me
cautionsly for if so much as a dry leaf
I nrnnkls wn i locf '
crackles, we aro lost
"With the words the speaker's shadowy
form dissappeared through the Iiack of
the wigwam, and was immediately follow
ed by that of "War-Eagle. Rochester lost
, mauuguuu tuu sca oi ms preserver, ne
followed in silence, therefore, noticing
that whenever a wigwam was approached
m which the slightest sounds were heard,
ed an age to Rochester, his heart beat
witn strange agitation. JMrcry instant he
1 exnected to hear the shout which should
i i i -t.-i i
Atiasc, nowever, tney iouna tucmseives
' Ttiln tUn fl, v,.. nnA r
' for the first time, the unknown guide
J fronted Rochester. He started back.
a it was tne ynite i?awn tnat stood oeiore
him. Then, falling on one knee, as a
IrnKTIlf. nf f Y lOTl f. mniilllCn Tlllrrllt. h11TO
done, he took her Unresistino- hand, and
began to pour forth his thanks. But the
! Indian girl drew it quickly away, and in
some embarrassment; then hurriedly said:
'White hrnt.her. farewell. The forest
life she pays back the debt she owes for
hers. But you have not a moment to lose,'
she continued earnestly. 'Ihe young
braves of my tribe are quick on foot, and,
before long, they will be on your trail.'
swered Rochester, starting to their feet,
Srou can gain the village undetected.
As for us we must take our chances.'
'No,' cried the Indian maid, with gen -
)us self-devotion. 'If I desert you, you
i- 1- - 1 .1 .1 io.
are sure 10 ue re-capiureu, auu n suau
1 never be said that the chief's daughter
left any ono in extremity.' She seemed
to reflect lor a moment, and tnen cried
follow me, that is, if you will trust me.'
! 'Lead on,' cried Rochester, 'I believe
, in you as my own mother's purity. War-
! Eagle will come also.' And he looked!
toward the savage, who had remained
j silent during this rapid conversation, and
' who now nodding, followed the White
Pawn and our hero with rapid strides.
A few steps brought the fugitives to a1
brook of running water, into which the
Indian girl rapidly led the way. The
shouts had, meantime, increased, but were
leaving the village, showing that the trail i
begun. After moving down the brook
; for a considerable distance the chief's
; daughter suddenly stepped on a shelf of a
Imi-mc! nf fl,?a ynCiirrn. Urit mvcnlf nnrl na
our trail is lost, we can lie here safely
concealed.' Rochester and his compan-
ion entered as she sdoIic: and then, clos -
ing ?he bushes she hurried after them
The cave was nrofoundlv dark, but our
l.nrri Irnonr fmni flirt nnnr ttrnnfViinnr n fi
the Indian girl, that she was greatly agi -
tated. Nor was it without cause, for the
cries of the angry nursuers were fast aD-
swering back the wild whoops from the
otner sine oi tne stream, it was cicar.
from this that the trail had been lost at
the point where the Indian girl had en-
tered the brook, and that the savages were
beating the shores, on either side, tore-
cover the traces of the fugitives. Thesus-
penses was long intolorable, for the young
braves, instead of hurrying onward, re-
turned again and igain, like baffled
hounds, to the vicinity ot the cave's mouth,
until at last Rochester began to fear that
the hiding-place was known to some of
time, triumphing over the heroism to
which she had nerved herself during tho
an rlinmnrf. of fliA neraiuL The veins of
i if Jus life had paid the lorteit, ; hut the
Indian girl, started like a freightened
dove, withdrev. her hand from his, and
noiselessly moved to the other side of the
At last the sounds of pursuit had died
completely away. As yet the cave was
'Had we not belter pursue our journey
now?' said Rochester, addressing the old
'No, no,' eagerly interrupted the In
dian maid. 'My white brother will be
sure to fall in with some of my fathers
warriors. "We must wait here till the sun
comes and goes: and then but not till
then, will it be safe to pursue our jour
ney,' The "White Fawn speaks like a sage
warrior, not like a giddy squaw,' answer
ed "War -Eagle, interrupting the exclama
tion that was on Rochester's lips. 'If
we go forth now, our trial will be certain
to be discovered : but if we wait till to
morrow night, by which time the hunt
will be abandoned we may escape.'
' But what if we are discovered in the
meantime ? They may burn us out like
foxes in a hole,' said Rochester, impetu
ously. ' I don't care for myself, but only
for the "White Fawn; and I'd rather be
roasted to death a dozen times than that
a hair of her head should come to harm.
If we leave the cave now,
she can get
and that is
good, but he
knows not of what he talks. The "White
t-i-, i i , ,..
j uawn uas oeen missed netore now; and it
: ;, e i . t i
to go on. We must stay here. And when
; we go she must accompany us. But "War-
JCiagie win maice her his daughter,' he ad-
ded, chivalrously, and she shall never
know she had another father.'
Rochester said no more. The words
of the old chief, in truth, had given him
a strange pleasure. lie had not thought
before ofthe necessity of the White Fawn
. hecnminir a flirrit!'fi also: Vmt llP S!lW Tinw
' He gave himself up unconsciously to these
j dreams. How long he indulged in them
J he never knew; they gradually faded into
: a deep sleep however, from which he was
j finally aroused by hearing the sounds at j
1 Rochester drew toward the weeping
j girl, and, after gazing a moment in silence
, said, in a kind, gentle voice: 'What ails !
my sister? Does she repent of what she.
1 J 1 TC 1 1 J.l.
, Jias uunci ii su any iuu nuiu, uuu tut;
white brave will deliver himself up at
inc lace oi tne wmtc uawn naa Deen
; covered with her hands, from the first mo-
ment she had attracted Rochester's atten-
tion; but now she hastily withdrew them,
and clasping him by the arm as he at-
tempted to rise, forcibly held him.
j 'No, no, no,' she said, rapidly, 'the
White Fawn repents not. But her fath-
er loved her, and she loved the old chief
she spoke in a broken voice, and it is
but natural that she should weep. But
her brother shall behold her tears no
did he. All through that day,
whose hours seemed protracted into ages
and whose unceasing suspence fretted the
nerves of even Rochester nearly past en
durance, she maintained her composure.
A score of times, during that interval, the
fugitives thought their hiding place was
on the point ot being discovered; tor resisting longest the influence of decay
scouting parties were continually abroad j (oxygen), remained in the form of marga
in search of the lost trail, and frequently i . . , T, . ,
irrvrnnoliorl nlmnst. in t,hf TllOllth of tllO I
cavern. But night, at last, delivered the
three from their anxiety; the shouts of
.the savage hunters ceased; and now the
' CJ . I
eager fugitives were at libenty to go a-
All tW. nirrlif. ilir. liiile nartv hurried I
; forward, War-Eagle leading the van, the
' While Fawn following and Rochester
bringing up the rear. Their safety de -
ing; for their trail would certainly be dis -
covereu suuu mmi uuniit, f"'-
suit would be commenced. The number j
of miles traversed that night, by three
fugitives, would be considered lncredioie
by any one not laminar witn me ironuur.
Their speed, however, saved their htcs;
they never heard more of their pursuers;
but, on the third day reacneu me ooraer
fort, from which they had set out, and
where tney were now weiuumeu uu juy,
having been given up for lost.
The Indian maid did not long remain
n jj a 1. t?ou Kt
the fort, where the commandants lady
had taken charge ot her education, o that,
when our hero came back to claim her,
child of tho wilderness, so delicate was
her complexion. Indeed, a lovelier bride
was never given away, oeiore or since, in
all that beautiful region.
In later years, when
had advanced westward, Rochester pur
chased a large tract af laud on the shores
of the Haunted Stream, and erected a
stately mansion close to the spot where he
had first seen the Indian maid. And
there, to this day, his and her descendant's
live, prouder of their heroic ancestress,
and deservedly so, than many an English
duke of hi3 Xorman sires.
Dirge for Henry Clay.
BY o. n. W., U. S. A.
Hist! Daughters of Music, the mourners arc nigh'
The Pitcher is broken, the Fountain is dry!
Tis the wail of a widow. Columbia weeps.
The Last ofthe Romans in majesty sleeps!
Come! weave v e a chaplet of olive and bay,
Ourharp's on the willow. Come! wearo we a lay!
How heavy a burden the grasshopper sings:
Wo! wo to the land of o'ershadowing wings'.
Ye halls that have echoed full many a tima
The silvery notes of lus sweetness sublime,
Be ye hung in mourning ! thai music no mora
Shall wake from the Charmer his charming is o'or.
Ye hearts that in rapture have hung on his thrill.
In you its soft murmurs are echoing still.
Let their euphony glide, and their choruses roll.
As waves among rushes die over the shoaL
Let them deepen, and startle, and angrily swell.
Like a rock, that is lushing down mountain and dell;
Let them breathe, let them whisper advice in your oar.
When the dark hour cometh and danger is near;
Let them bum, let them roar when destruction is nigh.
And the war-cry of Liberty rings in the sky!
While Freedom is calling for word or for blow.
Let his bravery nerve and his eloquence glow;
Let them burn in the bosom ol sire and son
While there's Error to vanqish and Truth to La won'
Ye fields, green with harvests naw gathering in peaco.
Take ye up the chorus th.tt never shall cease.
His word o'er the ocean gave peace to the land;
His voice in the Senate linked firmer the band.
Ye fields of long ages where glory is wrought.
Behold what a harvest the Reaper has brought!
In the breach ne'er was wanted a freeman to stand.
While life gave its cunning to CLAY'S fearless hand!
And never was needed a voice in the storm.
While his tongue with its motion and music was warm.
! Shroud the plough and the anvil, the compass and loom;
te artisans gather and kneel round his tomb:
Deck the shrines of Religion in curtains of crape.
And the temples of Learning in cypress leaves drapo;
Hang the porches with garlands that bloom m the shado;
Be the scales of blind Justice in sable arrayed.
Your altars and firesides, yourdomes and your doors.
Be all hung in morning on these. happy shore!
And hushed be the bugle, and silent the drum,
One inch that could heighten his statue of fame!
The twelve thrones of Cajser no Tully could make;
One breath of a Tully their empire could shake.
The tw clve thrones of Cxsar forgotten may lie.
And Ciceto's fame shall resound in the skv;
i The Republic's White Palace shall crumble to earth,
And the leaves of clay's chaplet be green in their birth!
One age and one country his deeds but record.
Posterity claims him herself to reward.
Pass on with his coffin , lead on te the tomb;
A nation of mourners follow after in gloom:
1Tls bnsht eyes shall kindle a thousand no moro;
j Kis swcet llps are Sllent thcir mcloi's 'er'
Human fat used in a Manufacture.
We clip the following from the last
number of the Seicjitific American .
When the cemetery of the Innocents at
Paris was removed to the outside of the
barriers, the buried corpses, which had
accumulated to the depth of 60 feet, wera
; found, to a great extent, apparently con-
' verted into fat. The substance of the skin
cellular tissue, and tendons, all the soft
parts, and even the bones had completely
, disappeared, leaving only the fat, which,
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to the extent ot many tons by the soap
. boilers and tallow chandlers of Paris for
the manufacture of soan and candles.
The Frencn are apeopie of fine sentiment.
and they certainly carried the point to a.
charming point ot reflection in receiving
.light from candles made out of the bodied
0- rvf tlinir fnfliora Wn lnnftin llin
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civilization has features which, if not
; -" wuiu uC uuaivu
j Mr. Rudolphua Graves, of Hatfield,
; ebiblted at the late Cattle Show in this
an unusual production in the way
( . F ' '
- - .auu
was set out two years ago last spring, for
the purpose ol producing seed, cut m
'addition to the seed-bearino- branches
, 1,- nt nrJ,,Mi
others wero thrown out which produced
heads. The stalk was presery-.
set out again the succeeding spring.
time of exhibition, the various
cs of the plant were three or four
wun uiobbom, wm. uuis uur unqr
bly fair cabbages. Nortltampto7i Gazette
A census of Cleveland, which has
just been completed shows a population
of 25,670, being an increase of 4,530 sinco
the tall ot tho year iooi, wnen u was
140. Ohio .city, one of its suburbs, has
7,464, thus giving a total population in
the two cities of 33,134 inhabitants.