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VOL. V. AUBURN, (CAYUGA COUNTY, N, Y.) WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 , 1837 , NO. 11. P u b l i s h e d b y O l i p h a r i t S k i n n e r . -wrrfTHEREAS Jonathan Ew ing, o f the Vill- age o f Weedsport, in the County of Cay­ uga, did on the21st day of Jan u a r y , in the year o f oar Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-Five, by a certain. Indenture! bf jylortgage, for securing the . payment of the gum ofthree hundred and fifty dojiar®, grant, b a r­ gain and sell unto John Sprague, “ All that t’ract or parcel of land situate in the Tow n o t Brutus, and village of Weedsport. being a part of Lot No. 65, in said town of Brutus, and bounded as follow s : Beginning al a slake standing in the west bank ofthe canal 66 links northerly from tha north Post of the Bridge, .ormeriy across the canal opposite Close’s tav­ ern, (now T e r h u n e ’s) tanning from thence along aid canal bank, north twenty seven degrees Cast one chain t o a stake—thence not th sixfy- three degrees west one chain and twenty five links to a stake—thence south twenty seven degrees west oue chain to a stake— thence easterly one chain and twenty-five links to the place of beginning. W h ich said mortgage wa3 recorded in the office ofthe Clerk of C a y ­ uga county, on the twenty-eighth day of April, P « e Thousand Eight Hundred and Thiity-five, in Book U, of mortgages, on pages 258, &e., at half-past eleven o’clock, A. M. Upon said mortgage there is this day claimed to be due, $56,92. Notice is therefor 5 hereby given,' that by virtue of s l o w e r o f sale contained in said mortgage, the said mortgaged premises with the a p p u rtenances, will be sold a t public ^uetion, a t the Inn now kept by Samuel Henry, \n the village of Weedsport, in the county afore- paid, on the 10th day of August next, at two o ’c lock, P . M. Dated Feb. 2 al, 1837.—41 mG. JO H N SPR A G U E . P o p p l e & C o r n w e l l , A t t ’ys. W H E R E A S on the thirteenth day df D e ­ cember, one thousand eight hundred & thirty three, William II. Mills,duly mortgaged to Samuel Sherwood all that part o f lot n u m­ ber twenty, in the township ot Brutus, now Cato, in the county of Cayuga, bounded as fol­ lows:—Being one hundred acres lying inthe porth qnd east corner of said lot and bounded on the north-east by £he north and east lides of the lot, on the south by land o f Amos Cowel, on ihe said lot, and on the west by the east line of land on said lot conveyed bv! said Sherwood io Isaac Dratt and James Sturge, respective­ ly; which mortgage was recorded in the Clerk’s office o f said county,,in Book S of mortgages pn pages 412, &c., the thirty-first day,? of De­ cember, 1833, at eleven o’clock, A. M. And whereas said mortgage has been dufy assign­ ed to the subscriber, and default has been made in the payment of seven hundred arid thirty-three dollars and two cents now due thereon. Therefore in pursuance uf law, and by virtue ofthe power contained in said mort­ gage, said premise.3 will be sold at public auction at the Western Exchange, in Auburn, on the fifth day of October next, at ten o’­ clock in the forenoon^.- NELSON BEARDSLEY. Dated April 19th, 1837.—49w24 A T a Court of Chancery held for the State ofNew-York, at tlie town of Auburn, on the fourth day of May, one thousand eight h u n ­ dred and tli irtv-seven, P R E S E N T : Daniel Moseley, Vice Chancellor of tho Seventh Circuit. Robert Cook, ~) i Wooster Yale,Cornelius Lan- | sing, the President, Direct- {- A. GoULD, ors and f otripany of lhe Troy j Solicitor. City Bank, Henry Payson, | and Horace Ladd. J ' T appearing by affidavit to Ihe satisfaction H A S removed to the New Building west of the stone Mill, Genesee Street, Auburn, where he will do work of ev: ery description in the _ _ Machine line : MILL M ACHINERY, ofall kinds, Spindles, H o i s t i n g and L i g h t e r Screws, Engine, Gear and common L athes , of various kinds, now on hand. All kinds of Work for Carriage Makers, done in the best manner.— Tenanting Tools for Spoke3» or Chair Rounds, ofthe firstquality. C u t t i s g E ngines , Circu­ lar Saw Shafts, P umps , P a tent Balances, Screws of all sizes and threads, Paint Mills, Patent Saw Sets, Serew?plates.Taps and Dies.; Aiid in short, any article needed in the Machine Line, can be had al this shop, as good as the best—and by examining, you will see that I sell lower than any other Shop in the western country. Tw o o i three Apprentices wanted immediate­ ly at the above business. A uburn, June 28, 1837.—321 f. n e w g o o d s . N E W GOODS,— Cooley & Rathbun hav­ ing taken the store three doors west of Horace Hills’ on the north side of Genesee-st. are now receiving a very extensive assortment of spriDg and summer Goods, among which are cloths, cassimers, satin efts, and a great variety of goods for gentlemen’s Summer W ear; Such as crapes, camblets, linen drilling, meri* no cassimer, &c. also rich silks, French and English prints, muslins, apd c a mbrick, and m a ­ ny fashionable articles for the season; all of Which tbeir friends and customers are invited to call and examine. April 26. 1837.—50 ___________________ _ MUSEUM. T HEwfiw MUSEUM,ill Chedell’s Building? directly opposite tbe Western Exchange. Genesee Street, A u b u r n , is now opep forthe reception of visitors. Tne proprietors have incurred great expense in procuring rare and interesting specimens with a view u> making the establishment per­ manent, anil a public ornament to our village nchi led ii, there Curiosities, is* very rare c o l- ectiori of B I R D S , ([about 500 in n u mbes,) wliich cost over$4,000 This Collect-on was exlitbited a t t h e American Mmsenin, in New York, for a few days the early p;u f ofthis season, and acknowledged Hy Nat- urali.Ms an I other good judges, to entirely sur­ pass a» v collection ever before exhibited in <h U. Skate*. As Ihey a r e expectm g constant ad­ ditions to Iheir collection for some months to come, ihey will not at p-esent attempt to e n u m ­ erate. They intend to make the Museum sucih as shall merit a liberal patronage. 0*-\dtniision 25 cents.children halfprice.— Doors open ar 7 o’clock. JOHN H CiTEDELL.) Propri. A. & J. BOSTW ICK. 5 etors. 5 0 m P I E C E S P a p e r h a n g i n g s , b o r d e r s , &c. i v i soy Sz T e r r y , have this day added to their stock (if BOOKS & STA T I O N A R Y , a large and well selected assortment of i; .of tliis; Court, that the defendants, Woostfr Yale, and Cornelius Lansing reside out of this State, aod within the United States, on motion of Mr. A. Gould of counsel forthe complainant, it is ordered that the said Wooster Yale, and Cornelius Lansing, cause their appearance to Be entered, and notice thereof to be served on the complainant’s Solieiler. within four months from the date of thi3 order, and in case of their appearance, that they cause their answer to the complainant’s bill to be filed, dnd a copy thereof to be served on the complainant’s so­ licitor within forty days after service of a copy b f said bill—and in default thereof said bill of complainant may be taken as confessed. And ft is further ordered* that within tw e n ty days, tho said complainant cause this order to be published in the State paper, and in tho Au­ burn Journal and Advertiser ; and that the said ‘publication be continued in each of said papers at least oace in eacfi week for eight weeks in succession, or that jie cause a copy of this or­ der to be personally- served ou said defendants st least twenty days before the time above pre­ scribed for their appearance. [A Copy.] 2w6 3. A. G O O D W I N , Clerk. f l f f c C O A T S —F R O C K C O A T 3 , O V E R 0 U . t r C O A T S , CLOAKS’, PANTS VESTS &c. &c. fcc. The above clothing “ is now being made,” and comprises a greater variety than was ever before offered in A u b u r n . The prices, not­ withstanding the high pressure times, are IE?3 Very Low ,jr \] and the public will find it much to their advantage., to call, examine, and pur­ chase of S. C. DUNNING & Co., Tailors and Drapers, N >. 4, Exchange Buildings, Auburn. January 25, 1837.—37 T HE Subscribers hereby give notice to their friends and customers, that they have a large quantitv of goods on hand, which were damaged by renidyal at the late fire, that they yriR sell a t g reat b argains ; and perfect Goods, 4t reduced prices. They would also remind those indebted to them, t h a t they a re in Want of money, and all recounts of over six months standing must be settled. STE E L E & GROOT. Feb 1st, 1837.-9-38 HAT,CAP &. FUR STORE. T. C A R P E N T E R , would . * inform his friend and the public, that he continues his busi­ ness in the Hatting line, at the • well k n o w n stand of Carpenter & Bodley, opposite the W e stern Exchange,where he offers for sale a complete assortment ofHata of the latest Fashion. N. B. Just received, and for sale a large assortment of BUFPAKO HOBBS, Gentlemens Fut and Cloth Can® Gloves, Col- ar3, &c., Also Ladies’ Capes an Boas. Auburn, Oct. 12,1336.-22 ETUVIAN S I L V E R . - T a b l e Spoons, T e a Spoons, Ladles, Forks and Butter Knives of German Silver, of style atict finish which will compare with silver ware, and said to be more tlurable, and to yvear nearly as hnadsome, cos onty about one-third a much sicr. Jusit /■eceiye.d, and for sale by JN O . H. CH E DELL& CO. . , Opposite the Exchange Auhurn, March 4 , 1837.-44tf PAPER HANGINGS, F I R E BOJlRD P R I N T S , W I N D O J tT P A P E R S U N D B O R D E R S , of the late<t patterns aud of the most recent importations. Our prices will make it an object for all who wish to furnish themselves with the above article to call at No. 9, Exchange Buddings. May 1 1 * h . 1836. ___________________________ NO. 4. EXCHA NG E BUILDINGS. Q C. DUNNING, & CO. M E R C H A N T . TA I L O R S , are now receiving a large and splemli ! assortment of C L O T H S , S A S g l M B H S S t W B S T m C L which will be made up to order on short notice, an l at prices which cannot fail to induce cash niis’oiiiei-s Oct. 12,1836—tf. C E R T I O R A l i l S and Bonds on Certiorari together with most other kinds ol blank® for ®a|e hy OL! PHAN I’ & SKINNER. N E W GOODS A N D N E W P R I C E S . J S. B A R T L E T T & Co. at their New • Store, No. 1 0, Exchange Buildings, having lost by fire, ami sold since most o f their old stock, are enabled to offer to their old customers and the public, a verylarge arid almost entirely new Stock ol Goods, purchased at the late very redu­ ced prices, and selected with great care, com­ prising most of the new style Fancy, as well as staple Dry Goods, which they will offer cheap for cash, or approved credit. ( , Among their dry goods, a r e a great variety ol Quality and colors of CYoVYts. Cassirners striped and plain, * yg. ch Saltinetts Jo do S Figured and plain Gro De Naples, a splendid stock Blk, Gio De Rhine, real Italian & other Blk. Silks, French prints and printed muslins, very rich. A p r il 26. _________________ 3 T O T Z C E , T HE Notes and Accounts d u c t h e l a l e firm of H Y D E & LA NSING , are left for the present, at the Slme lately occupied by said firm, for sdtiement.,' where those indebted arfe requested to call aiid stake, imtfiediate paymeht. Unless p a id seen, they will be in the hands of the subscribers for collection; as the situation of the affairs of said firm renders speedy payment indispensable. R A T H B U N & GOULD. . Dated April 85, 1837.-50 ____________ Flour I J H. BEACH’S lin e , gnd Super Fine • Flour, foi salie by COOLEY & R A T H B U N . A pril 26, 1837.— 50___________________________ i k V A L U A B L E F A R M For Sale. IIE Lot of Land known as the Lewis T COLLECTOR'S OFFICE. F i n UK Subscriber hereby gives noiice, that he _IL devotes his time to the business of collect ing note.-, book accounts, ire. and to the man age u' in ofjill kinds ofca-cs before Justices of the iVaoe in any part of lhe county, aod he leels a confidence in believing that from his ex- peiience in former years, well as recently, he wil I b<; a ble to give satislact ion to all who irlay lavor him with a call, at Worden & C l a r k ’s of­ fice, 2d door west ot Auburn Bark. II C. W I T H E R I L L , Auburn. J a n u a r y 18, 1: 3?.-36nr>6 Thom a s F a r m , containing 80 a c res, situated ht Boult’s Corners im S cipio, the subscribers offer for sale at a great bargain. It is located in one o f tlie most pleasant parts o f tbe county, near a church, store, and Tavern. On the Farm is a good House, Barn, Orcharding. &c. It is well worthy the attention of any one wishing to purchase: . . . T h e T e r m s o f p a y ment will be m a d e easy. O ’ F o r further particulars, enquiry of Slocum Howland, at Slf-i wood’s Corners, or of the Suhscrihei in Auburn. I f n o t sold hy the I5th of April; it will be rented: R. C. S T E E L E . A u b u r n , March 16, 1837 -4 5 t f . I F R E S B T E A S . C H E A P Y Q U N G H Y 8 0 N of an excellent quality. A.suOLU HYSON,IMPERIAL HYSCiN ond BLACK T E A g at May 10,1836. J , S. B A R T L E T T fc CO. S P L E .V D I I ) PAPBH HAX7aXSr@-S. IJ. F . D O U B L E D A Y , I N V I T E ^ his fi iends atid the p u b lic, to e x ­ am ine bis iiew !>ti ok of F a pi r H a n g i n g s , B o r d e r s , F irescreen s , c. I Consisting of more than one hundred different ! p a tterns, and several thousand pieces. IIi.s I gold bronze, and L’thosraphic papers, furex- ! ce) any papers before offered in this m a r k e t , ! and equal any ever offered in New-York. —His slock has been pm chased at the lowest lates, and merchants acquainted with the N. York market will allow that his papers generally, are sold in patterns for rooms Considerably low- e, than the New York prices. Auburn , May 1st, 1837.— 51 i v i i S c r r & t e r . e . 7 . H T T I . G . C T O B Y . ------ JC hand, at h isshops i AJQDED t o t h e C I R G U L A T l N f i L I B R A R Y . N ICK of the woods ; a Tale of Kentucky by the author of Calavar, &c. J Snarleyyow, the Dog Fiend by Marryalt. •The Youthful Imposter ; by Rev. W . Rey­ nolds. Falkner ; hy the author of Frankenstein, &c, Abel Allnut ; by the author of Hajji Baba] Zohrab, &c. ’ Traits and Trials of Early Life; by L.E.L. Godolphin ; a novel. Will Watch; by the author of Cavendish, 4-c. Camperdown: qr news from our neighbor. hood. a Mrs. A r m y tage: or Female D o m ination; by the authoress of Mothers and Daughters. Colton’s four years in Great Britain. Outre Mer : or a Pilgrimage beyond the sea. Cruise of the Potomac ; with appropriate engravings 5 by Francis W a rriner, A.M, N o . 9 , Exchange Buildings. A l. . IVISON & TERRY. ^Atibarn. April i s , 1837.-49 f l p R A C E and l o g CHAINS, for sale a t r b „ „ , HEW S O N & M ILLIG A N ’S No. 3, Exchange Buildings. ’ * -T. W H I T I N G has on hop s on North street (opposite j T.S,e New Market, and the Methodist Church.) a very extensive lot o f j M A R B L E ! for T O M B S T O N E S , M O N U M E N T S . T A - i B L E S , $ c . fyc. of S uperior q u ality, whieh will j be sold dt as chedp a rate as can be b o u g h t ; wejst of Albany. j Auburn, August 24, 1836. ___________ j f i r e i n s u r a n c e . i W M. FOSG A TE is A g e n t lor the ‘ N o r t h | A m e r i c a n F i r e I n s u r a n c e Com p a n y ,’ Of the City ot New-York, and will attend to! business at his Office, No. 9, E xchange Build- ' ___________ Auburn, Fel . 4—39tf. HE subscribers will p a y the highestpriro for b u tter, cheese, lard, flannel, full cloths socks, stockings, dried apples, peaches, ann plumbs. COOLEY & RA T I I B U N . Sept. 27.1836. r BY W E N T Y F I R S T R A T E T A I L O R _SL ESSES wanted, to whom constant employ­ ment will be given by S. C. D U N N I N G $C o . Tailors & Drapers, No. E4xchange Buildings A u b u r n . Aus. 24. 1836. W anted. W A N T E D by the subscribers, a quan­ tity of BA R L E Y . OATS, CORN & RYE for which the h ighest price will be given and money paid down, H. W A T S O N & SONS. Auburn. 21, 1836. LYONS STONE WARE. A large assortment of S (oneW a re of a superior quality. Aj.so Just received, Albany and Troy NA IL , a very superior article— and F I F T Y BOXES Cylender, G a ­ len and Lake G l a s s , at No. 6, Merchants Row. H . POLHEM lUs & S Q N , ’ Auburn, May 17, 1837. F R E S H G R O C E R I E S CHOICE assortment of Gro­ ceries, just received at No. *6, M e rchants Row , H . P O L H E M U S & SON. A u b u r n , May 17, 1837. ___________________ T h r e s h t e a , p o r t o r i c o ot irrup% Porto Rico Sugar, Java aud Rio Coffee. Just received at No. IQ, Exchange Buildipgs. ~ _________ J. S. BARTLETT &eo. n e w S P R I N G G O O D S . j^T O W opening by M u r v e v fc W o o d r u f f , i a large assortment, comprising all the new Styles of Fashionable Spring Guoils. purch- ased at the late reduced prices. Fur sale cheap A S U P E R I O R quality of Y o n n g Hyson, for four shillings the pound, at the Cayuga County Cheap Store. E. JENKINS. AVE this day opened a CUU U L ATING L I B R A R Y . Tcrm§. A r t - 1. Subscribers pay in a d v a n . ce , on com­ mencing or r e n e w i n g subscript ions. Fur a y e a r. - - $5 00 ) F o r four d u o d e - For six tnon’hs, 3 00 ) cimo, cr 2octa- F o r 3 months, - 1 50 £ vo volumes at F q r I m o u t h , - 6 3 j a t i m e . A r t . 2. Non-Suhscribeis pay for the books as re t u r n e d : for each duodecim o or small­ er volum e per w e e k , s i x pence J for each ociayo volume, one shilling. A r t . 3- N k w P u b l i c a t i o n s :— F or the first3 m o n t h s -.;fter they are put in c irculation, thev are to h e d etained b u t t h r e e days at on lime. Extra copies of N e w Books will be added to the L i b r a r y . A r t . 4. E v e r y person receiving Books, m u s t return them in the same nam e in which they w e r e received. T h e y m u s t not be lo a n e B , nor charged from oHe pei;son td ano.ther, without first being r e turned lo the Library. A r t . 5. Every person defacing Books, by tea ing.w riting, &c. will be c h a rged the p - ^ e of the books so injured. filFSeveral Periodical Works are placed i a the L i b r a r y . The Library is opened with 800 volumns, to be increased to Fifteea Hundred, bn o pening of navigation. Arrangements are for receiving the new publications as they issu§from ; he press. Several valuable Period­ icals are placed in the Library. ^ J E A R C I I W A R R A N T S , and most other B lanks neatly ptinted., for sale by O L P H A N T & S K I N N E R . M A Y 1 7 , 1 8 3 7 . ~ T O T O B A C C O C H E W E R S . — II. Polhem u s fc Son, h a v e j u s t received a fresh supply o f that very desirable article, Mrs. M iller’s Fine C u t chew ’mg Tobacco, & sm o k i n g ditto. G e n tl e m e n don’t forget tha* the above is to be found at No. 6 , M e r c h a n t s R o w . Parasols and Unibre||as. A splendid assortment of all tfie new styles, Just received by May 18. M U R F E Y S? W O O D R U F . C 1 I I A N D J 3 L I B R . J j A M B S , —The subscri- 1 bers, agents’for the Patentee and Manufac­ turer, keep on hand a supply of Lawrence’s pat­ ient Chandelier Lamp, both plain Britania and ornamented,together with thp Globesj 'or gale by the dozen, at the manufacturer’s price, adding r^nsportation. Atyq a t retail. TheseLarpps, have almost entirely superse­ ded in use thu Liverpool and other suspending Lamps, and aye believed to excel any other Bamps ever invented^ They are well adapted to light Churches, Factories, Hotels, Storps, and all places where a suspending Lamp is required. JNO. H. C H E D E L L & CO. Directly opposite the Western Exchange, Gen­ esee street, Auburn. March 15, l837.-44tf Canary Birds. F OR Sale, a few pair of Canary Birds, fine songsters.) Also Bird Cages* at the New Museum, oppositethe Exchange. March 22. 1837.— 4 5 tf _______________ r \ A I M A G E D N A I L S , forsale cheap J L / A quantity of nails damaged by fire suit­ able foe making Board Fences, fcc for sale at J. S. BARTLETT &C0’s. FRESH TEA S . C HEAP young tea, of an excellent quality, also, old Hyson, Imperial, Hyson Skin, & biaek Teas, three doors west of Horace-Hills’, and for sale b y COOLEY & RA T HBUN . For the Auburn Journal. TO A DECAYED’ S T U M P ON T H E BANKS OF T H E M O H A W K . Tell us a tale of olden iitnes, thou dry Arid withered thing I Call up from out the Buried past, visions of what once have heen, Arise, and clothe thyself in the fresh, Beauteous verdure o f thy youth 1 Tell iis What once thou wert! Say, did the rich foliage Of the oak thy branches fill ? Of, when stern Winter laid his icy hand on all the Beautiful in nature, robed in unfailing Un,*d Green, did’st thou slandTorth, a type o f heavqn, All the dreariness that sin has made on eartli ? Tell us whet thou hast seen ! Tell us how, in the forest’s tangled depths, The untutored savage roamed, in quest of Prey; while ’npath thv verdant shade, his rude and Homely dwelling stood ; most poor, indeed, but Yet to him most rich; for there he stored the Treasures ofhis heart. His fond affections Anchored there; and when the toils And labors of the chase were o’er, Gladly ho hied him to his home, where the Fond looks of love, beaming so brightly, Told of liis welcome. Let the cold worldling, Who, by love of sordid gain, has chilled All the warm feelings o fhis soul, sneer At the joys of home ; but let him know, The veriest beggar earth sustains has Treasures of affection deep, with which the Costliest gems of earth in vain might vie. Perchance, upon the green sward, at thy feet, The signal fire blazed-out, a summons to The wise ones of the tribe, to meet In council grave. No puzzling questions t|ipre Of currency arose. The hidden ore Of earth was valueless to them, as was The soil on which they trod. The white man, In his desolating march, threatened their Hornes, their altars, and theirsacred fires ; And they had met, tlieir wisdom tu eorahiqe, To stay his fearful course. , Ted us what thou hast heard 1 Did tiie cold war. whoop of the savaue. As he rushed upon his foe, bojue by The winds along, rustle among thy boughs! Or did the loyrihg of the herd, as, Fearlessly, tfie wild deer rqambl upon these Beauteous hanks, fiill undisturbed upon Thine e a t? Or did no other sotnd the silence Break, save the.soft murmur ofthe stream, Which quietly flowed on toward tsicmighty main? Tell us, how.cdmett thou here ? Did the wild hrind of time chill the life Current coursinii through thy veins? Or did the Lightning’s bolt scathe th j fair form, and blast thee In the beauty of thy prime? Or, standing Unscathed, till the red man retired tefore Tlie pale-faced stranger, did’st thou Sail a prey To man’s insatiate love of spoil ? Art silent still ? Dost tell nq talc Of what thou’st been, hast seen, hast (jeard i Well, moulder on, and mingle with the dust Of ages past! For soon - aye. soon, all Traces ofthe past with thee shall die, Like a long lost, forgotten vanity ! July. 1837. C. J. T H E TO T E M . A small company o f rangers, under the command of a young provincial officer, occupied a block-house situated a few leagues from the fort of Oswego in wes- tern New-York, then fhe theatre of active operations of the two belligerent .powers. The building was composed of rticle log*, and placed in the rriidst bf an open semicircular space, bounded by a deep narrow ravin, through which rushed a small hut impetuous stream, and the dense leafy barriers of ihe universal forests.— Within a few feet of the block-house were three or four eld hemlocks, lifting their huge trunks and skeleton, leafles branches covered with thick c-ats of hanging moss The sun was setting and tinging the black masses of cloud that curtained the sky with streaks of lurid and sullied red. Seated within the area, and on the very verge of the ravine, vvere two officers in C3 . ' the military garb of the American prov­ inces. “ A gloomy spot, Lieutenant Gray,” observed the elder of the two, looking through a chasm formed by the high pre­ cipitous walls of the ravine; “ yon tor­ rent has a fearful depth of bed,” catching through fhe hanging branches and cluster­ ing thickets glimpses of dashing fofitii, where the cataract shot through its nar­ row limits, roaring like some infuriated Ti­ tan chained in a hollow of the earth and struggling for his freedom. “ Do you think, Grey,” resumed he, glancing across the yawning throat of the ravine, “one could leap this chasm if life depended on the ef­ fort ?” “ With such a platform id receive him,” answered Grey, pointing to’ a ledge jut: ting from the opposite bank; ' “ I cannot tell why, Grey, but this spot throws a gloom over my feelings. As I look at those dashing surges be­ neath, they seem to have some connec­ tion with my future fate. Have you never felt a foreboding, a presentiment, as it were, of impending evil V , “ I can’t say that I have,” answered Grey, smiling. There w a s a silence w h i c h w a s so o n interrupted by Grey. . “ I am glad Colonel Mercer has not Forgotten us. Whpn shall vve expect the reinforcement ?” Receiving no answer, Grey turned round, and found his companion gazing fixedly on the chasm. “ Captain— Captain Melancourt ! excuse me, sir, but when do you expect the reinforce­ ments from Colonel Mercer ?” “ To-morrow,” answered Melancourt, rousing from his reverie “ his despatches inform me ; but let us in, the wind is chilly from the forests. We shall have a tempestuous night,” And rising, the two officers made their way into the block-I>ousq. Night closed around tem p e s t u o u s l y and d a r k l y . A l o n g the sk y w e r e piled clouds in g i g a n t i c shapes, betw e e n w h i c h s t r e a m ­ ed now and then an e v a n e s c a n t g l a n c e of m o o n li g h t, w ith here an d there a solitary star. At intervals the h u g e fo r m s w o u l d ru s h an d roll under the influence o f the sw e e p ing blasts, like the billows o f o c e a n in a sto r m , and then ag a i n would settle heavily and sluggishly in their d e e p and u n i v e r s a l frow n . . Melancourt stood on the platform of the block-house, now watching the ragged mqsses shooting above with the velocity of lightning, now gazing over tbe thick darkness that brooded op the scene, and now listening to the heavy gusts that, c r a s h i n g th r o u g h the forest, rushed aroupd tbe building in hoarse and whistlingsound?/ A glare of nrioonlight b r e a k i n g from the p a r t e d e d g e s b f a ilo u d , disclosed to his view t h e g r o u p o f old h e m l o c k s — their w i t h e r e d and j a g g e d ' b r a n c h e s leaping, as it w e r e , out o f th e d a r k n e s s u n d e r i h e ef­ fect o f t h e su d d e n and transitory g l e a m . — After they h a d sh r u n k b a c k in t h e gloom , his eyes were still fixed upon them, so spectral had been their appearance, when he became sensible of spots of red light moving and glancing near the earth where he knew they^ were planted. As he crpiiched behind the parapet, and looked through an embrasure, he saw a fierce gleam spring up, instantly enlarging into a volume of flame that wfeathed a- round the shaft of a hemlock in darting and spiral .fcurls like the flashing convol tions o f a fiery serpent. This Was sec* ceeded by another and dnother, till the whole group of trees was wrapped in the crimson mantlfe of the devouring element, and in the glare shed around, the young soldier saw numbers of wild figures that he discovered to be Indians, some with torches pointing to the devoted block­ house with the malignant joy of success­ ful demons. Hastily descending to the lower appartment, he found his soldiers apprised of their situation by the light which flashed through the loop-holes of the little fort. Pi>3ting them at their dif­ ferent stations, he commanded them to fire at the fortes that were dancing with frantic gestures around the conflagration. The order hetng instantly obeyed, the air re*echqed with a fierce burst of savage war-who.ops, sounding on every side of the bjock-house. Taking Grey aside, Melaqcourt said, “ We are surrounded, Lieutenant; should the block-house catch fire, as I fear it will, we must cut our way through. The depth of the ravine excludes all hopes of aid from the water, even should their rifles allow us’ I q make the effort. See how the flames stream toward us in the wind, as if greedily for their prey,” added he, gianc- ing to the platform, nnd opening the trap­ door, he exclaimed, “ the hot coals are filling iq shpyvers upon our roof, and, by heavens I il is smoking nowin many pla­ ces.” At this moment two of the trees, that vvere towering like blaming pyramids, rocked fearfully in oqe of the violent gusts which cante roaring from the forest, and at last, with a thundering crash, toppled headlong upon the block-house, covering the platform with their fiery fragments.— The dry materials were soon enveloped in flames ; which sight seemed still more to excite the savages, as yell pealed on yell and shoutq of derision testified. “ Our path lies through the whooping fiends,” said Melancourt as he descended with his companion ; “grasp your wea­ pons, tny boys, and sallv upon them !” — The entrance was thrown open, and the little band rushed out upon the throng of savages, who had all left their leafy fastnesses, and stood waiting for lhe appearance of their prey with tbe ferocity of lurking tigers. A crash of rifles and a whistling of bullets, mingled with ferocious yells, met the rush of the band from the tottering fort, — the thunder of blazing rafters succeeded, and then a leaping of tawny forms, and a flashing of brandished tomahawks. Melancourt, sword in hand, was advan­ cing forward at tiie head of his company, when tbat leaden hail poured in upon, his ranks. As Grey fell dead at his feet, he heard a shrill whoop of .e&hultation, and saw the tall form of an Indian warrior speeding with terrible bounds upon him. At the same instant that a shot struck his right arm powerless, he felt the iron grasp of the saVage tipon His throat. Consternation was mingled with sur­ prise in the bosom of the youth when he saw in his assailant, by lhe strong glare of tiie flames? the eagle-plumed warrior he imagined he had slain in the battle of the Monongahela. The yells of triumph, the shrieks and groans of the dying, the crashing of the falling building, blended in one horrible concert as Melancourt was borne, bound and struggling, away by two of his wild foemen, and brought to his mind the sick­ ening conviction of the fate of his unfor­ tunate soldiers. The scalping-ltnife and tomahawk were never known to spare ex­ cept for the fliirpose of toriure, which Iasi he felt to be his own doom. He was car­ ried some little distance in the forest, and thrdst into a cave in a ledge of rocks. Barely had lie touched the cojd earthen floor, before the anguish of his wound and the loss of blciod he had endured plunged him into a state of utter insensibility; R e­ covering frorn this but to relapse into a torpor, which was but the counterfeit of sleep, he was at last aroused by tlte en­ trance of his two conductors; who led him from the cavern. The unclouded sun­ beams were shining into the forest, and glittering on the weapons and ornaments of a savage crowd surrounding an upright Stake. T o it the young Yirginian was led and firmly bound with thongs, while a heap of combustibles was collected around him. Nought met his gaze, wandering in the restlessness of misery and despair, but a wall of wild forms and ferocious vis­ ages, with gleaming eyes fixed upon him in deepest silence. A movement was now susceptible in one part of the group, and, striding through the space, the lofty form ofthe plumaged warrior s ood before the helpless and suffering youth. His hand clutched his crimsoned toma­ hawk ; from his belt hung scalps clolted with blood; and his light beayer robe showed the same ruddy and coagulated drops. He rolled his fierce snake-hae eye upon the young soldier, and lor a short space surveyed hipa with a giance in which tri­ umph was mingled with the most demoniac hate. At length a disdainful smile crossed his features, and, with a writhing lip, he exclaimed in the Engjish tongue—- “ The long knife o f the pale face has heen red with the blood of Onwawisset 5 but he still lives.” No answer was returned by JYIelan- court, although the gaze of the savage Was exchanged by a glance as haughty. “ Is the young chief afraid now lhat he faces the warriors of the Eagle 1” resu­ med lhe Indian vtrth a sneer; “ does he tremble too much to speak to their §a- chem This insult aroused tbe angry feelings of the soldier to such a degree that they Qvcrcsmc his prudence, and he exclaimed. ’ «t Do what you will, but know I can meet my fate with as much firmness ss any barbarian of you all.” The chief again smiled disdainfully, al­ though the flashing of his eye showed that the epithet had been understood and felt. “ Onwawisset is glad that the ears of the pale face are not shut. Are his eyes opened wide that he can see V* removing his robe, and displaying a fear upon his breast. “ What has the young chief to say i % Can ho tell the Sachem of tbe Ea« «le he did not make that mark, apd not lie V' Again the youth vouchsafed not an an­ swer. “ Is the young chief again a woman?” tauntingly resumed the savage; “ c<«ll the girls of my tribe, that they may tnlli to him ; he cannot speak to a warrior.” “ Base fiend !” shouted Melancourt, lifted above the thoughts of death by the sneers of his enemy ; “ I defy you ! this arm ihflifcled tbe wound ; would it had reached your life.” The tomahawk of the Indian was lifted, his teeth grated, and his eyes glowed like coals of tire ; but the action was checked as a revulsion of feeling came across his countenance. “ The stake shall not be robbqd by my totflahawk. But let the \>hite slave lis­ ten,” said he fiercely ; “ -he has shed the blood of Onwawisset, who is a great chief, whose father was a Sachem, Whose tribe is the tribe of the Eagle: Many nitons passed away before he could be again on the war palh ; he was a wonnm, and whining like a dying panther While the warriors, o fhis tribe were adding scalps to their belts. The long knife of the pale face made Onwawisset a woman,” growl: ed the chief in tones of kindling r.ige : “ he did that which the young men of the Maquas have often tried, and failed. But the feachem has been long on his trail He said to his young men, h t the pale lace be taken for the toriure. The tribe ofthe Eagle are brave ;— be is here. Bui his hour is com e: Onwawisset will bum out the heart of his slave,” Las*hed to the utmost pitch of fury, with a piercing whoop which was echoed ()y the throng around, the savage snatched a burning knot o.f pine from one vvho was pressing eageily on the captive ; with one hand he rent the garment from the breast of the youth, vvith ihe other be thrust the flame of the torch so near that it scorched the n.ikecl skin. But something arrested his motion— lie siarted— recoiled, while his eyes seemed as if bursting from their sock­ ets. Full on the exposed breast was trie tattooed representation of the Eagle, with the names of Melancourt and Joscelyn, and the circle of mimic wampum. Doubt, wonder, fear, successively flit­ ted across the countenance of the red war­ rior as he gazed. He advanced, stepped back. ther. rushing io the youth, lie placed both hands on his shoulders, and looked with fixed attention into his eyes, as though to pierce his soul. VYhilp tfie sayage was thus agitated by his conflicting feelings, a sudden thought, carrying vvith it conviction, flashed upioss the mind of Melancpurt, But the words springing to his lips vvere anticipated by the Indian, vvho exclaimed, in broken ac­ cents, “ Has the Great Spirit sent back one who has long since departed to the l<md souls, to make Onwawisset a coward ? That totem—it Was made by him, in his days of blossoms, on the breast of his white brother. Let the young chief-peak ; there Is something ip his eye that stirs the heart c f the Sachem.” “ J o scelyn!” exclaimed the youth. Lightning is not morfe rapid than the start which the young chief’ again gave j and while an expression of tenderness shot across his visage, with one bluvy of his tomahawk he severed (he thongs that bound Melancourt to the stake. “ Behold!” said he, turning to the crowd of eavages, and pointing to the bo­ som tlie youth, “ behold, warriors of the Eagle, the totem of your tribe ! Onwa- wisset claims tbe captive for his brother.” Surpripe appeared to be first predomi­ nant in the circle, each looking at the other in the profound est silence. |3ut while Melancourt was congratulating him­ self upon his escape, a warrior stepped from the assemblage, and placing himself before the young Sachem, exclaimed, ‘ lia s Onwawisset drank of the w\ soc- can, that be would gave the pale face from lhe toithre? Has fife Ufeen so Ibng on his trail to make him his brother?” Onwawisset is your chief—he has said ihe young Indian, haugh- tily. “ He is a great ’•warrior although his years are few. But he is liughingwith his people— he cannot mean to set free the pale face.” “ L'slen. VVahalaka,” said ihe young chief fiercely, elevating his lofty form ; 1 am of a race of Sachems. I have said the pale face shall be rny brother, lie shall be taken to my lodge.” “ VVahalaka,” resumed the other, fixing I his eye, “ sees again (he buttle in the woods. Onwawisset is there with his people, and the people of his French fa­ ther. The bloody Yengeese are caught iri the long grass. The warriors of the Eagle shout as they tear the scalps frorn their enemies. But who is that writhing on the earth like a crusned snake? it is Onwawisset; and over him stands the pale face, wiih his long knife dripping with the blood of the Sachems” Tbe peculiar feelings of ah infliah war­ rior, stirred by this artful appeal, appeared to be again Wakening in the bosom of Ou- vvawisset; for his eye gleamed, and he turned fiercely to Melancouri ; but tjje impulse was momentary. Grasping the hand of the youth, he addressed himself to his subordinatewith great dignity,-and with a gesture as if motioning him away. “ Go ; Onwawisset has heard enough from his vyarrjor. He has riot two tongue^ like a serpent; what he says he will do. Let tpy young men depart, and prepafe my lodge for my brother.” As he turned avvay with the h i ml of Melancourt still locked in his, Wahalaka. frenzied by his disappointment, shoui- ing, “ Areskoni shall have his sacrifice!” bounded with a startling yell to the side, and raided his knife, pointed at the throat of the Virginian. The tomahawk of On­ wawisset made a rapid, glittering circle in the air, and his?ing aa it fell, down d r o p ­ ped the ferocious W a h a l a k a , and ex p i r e d at the feet of the Sacbern. Fronting his tribe, vvho stood gazing on the scene with bewildered looks, the young chief lifted his stream i n g hatchet. “ Tribe of the Eagle !” exclaimed he rapidly, “ the father of Onwawisset was a S a c h e m o f y o u r r.ation. W h e n t h e M a n - itto told him to p r e p a r e to tre a d th e pash of shadows, I was a feeble boy. When the old pine fell,, the sappling that grew from its roots would have perished if my white father, whose Hairs were like the moss of the aged hemlock, had not protec­ ted it. But 1 have often told it to you the council fire; it is enoOgh. My hro\: ther,” pointing to Melaricoufty ‘‘ is the son of my white father.” Whether tbe young Sachem Edd calcu­ lated too surely on his influence over, or the aptitude of, his tribe, certain it was that his speech was received with loss sat* isfaction than he anticipated. The gleams’ of anger that had crossed their wild vis­ ages at the death of Wahalaka were not. dissipated by the discovery of the son of their Sachetifts benefactor in the person of their ;captjve. Low muttermgs of wrath ran throughout the circle, and fiery eyes Were rendered still more ferocious by the roused passions of the savage nature in possession of a being, apd that, too, a me'olier of tlie hofed race dd which those pasidwns cbuid Be wreaked in torture and flame. Somevv hat staggered by the fierce exhi- | bitious of fury, which, once let loose, the iofluei.ee of Chieftainship would prove frail and insufficient, Onwawisset reared his luhy form, and loweiing his tomahawk with his left, extended his right arm to-' wards the tumultuous group, and said, in low deep tones of reproach— “ Are not the warriors ofthe Eagle sat­ isfied? Will they tear iny brother fiom me, and bind b'hi *o the stake before the eyes of their Sachem ? Has the Eagld beeorne a wolf, that it is so ravenous for blood? Are they all Wahalakas?” A yell so loud, so vindictive, so demon- like., burst from the throng that Melan­ court involuntarily shuddered, and pressed' closer to the foim of the youthful chief­ tain. Glancing rapidly around the terrific circle of human fiends, Onvviwissct saw, ip their writhing countenances, and the grasping of their kntv< s and tcpnahauks.' that the fate of the captive was sealed.' He gave one look to the unfortunate Mel- aucourt—a look ot indescribable emot on, and then in a hoarse voice said— “ My people have spoken, the pale-' face must die and then, as a whoop of triumph resounded through tbe air, eleva­ ting his voice to a tone like thunder, add­ ed, “ he is weak and faint; my tribe will' not let him die like a woman ; let him’ rest and eat to-night, so tjiut to-morrow he may sing his death-song like a warrior.” “ ilave you, Joscelyn, deserted m e?” said Melancourt ir. accents of despair f but he spoke to eats that were closed to' enneaty. “ Is (his your gratitude?” add­ ed he, grasping the robe of the chief, as a fierce looking savage proceeded to bind' his arms vvith a taunting laugh. “ May God help me,” exclaimed he, as Onwawisset lurried upon him a countenance that seemed hardened into marble, so des titute was it of sympathy or hope, “ for I am indeed helpless.” The proposition of the Sachem; ft!-' though it deferred the ImUr when thry could glut their ferocious feelings, seemed' to have found favor in th« eyes ol the sav­ ages, and accordingly Melancourt wad again thrust, hound hand und loot, into the cavern. He was now in utter darkness, the Indians having firmly blocked the en­ trance, and a prey to those emotions natu­ ral to a man seveied from all human help, and in the power of those, than whom the wild beasts vvere nbt more blood-thirsty and merciless. in the meanwhile the frequent whoops and bursts of irregular, but solemn chant­ ing, piocluimed that the danfee by which these children of NatUte celebrated their triumph in the possession of tbeir victim was now progressing, and toon the wild shouts and loud laughs of savage merri­ ment also showed lhat they had plunged in those unrestraint arid dtuukeu orgies that usually ended the ternfib ceremony. The rude food which had been placed be­ fore the captive was left untouched, and hia blood curdled as he listened to the boisfer: ous din withdut, width be knew was the prelude to those toilines he was to endure at the dawn. Hour after hour d e p t by— the sounds had long since ceased— the chirp of the cricket and the occasional rustle of some reptile only echoing in the stillness of the cavern, aud he was fast sinking in the apathy of despair. Was it fancy, or did he hear the bound of a voice in the darkness ? The next, a hand lell upon hia shoulder, and aa he started, ex­ pecting the blovy of tbe tomahawk, the' tones of the young Sachem fell upon his ear. “ Is my brother awake ?” “ Away, cruel and ungrateful savage I” answered Melancouitm resentful accents. *• Leave me to my fate ; or il you have' come for that purpose, sink at once your hatchet into my biain ; that will at least save me from the hands of yon ferocious demuns, who bear the forms but not the hearts of mer}.” “ The brother o f Joscelyn is angry with him* Does he thiuk,” added the young- Sachem, iu broken accents of the deepest reproach, “ that Joscelyn would Ifcave him lo die ? Does he thmk lhai the days when vve were both young aud happy are hid from the soul of O.uva Mcset ? N o ! ” cried he,'as he cut wjtti tne greatest rapi­ dity the thongs from the hands and feet of the captive; “ my brother shall not die while Jot-celyn lives. I thought,” contin­ ued he in a tone of anguish, “ when my warriors whooped, that I beard tjie cty of your gray-haited father calling for his son. Qnwavvisset’s heart is not rock ; I felt it melt within me. The eyes of a. chief,” wringing the hand of Melancouit, “ were wet like a woman’s when she' clasps In r dyipg cbiid. But enough Joscr lyn’s heart is his biother’s, it will protect him ; his blood is his brother’s, it’ will flow for him. Listen thmstitrg a rifle into his hands, “ the warriors of tiie Eagle bave drank tfie fire-water till’ihey sleep like bears in the season of sflovvs.. Joscelyn will lead out his brother, afld tiff ey« will be open (0 see. He will take him to the stone lodge of his people by the gieat lake, where be will be safe, Onwa- wisset is the Sachem of his tribe, but- Joscelyn is the slave of his brother.” “ I thought the salt waves had long* since closed over your head and my whilb father’s, continued (fie chief, .as he led Mel* ancourt along the windings of tbe cavern' in a direction opposite to tlie\ e-niranoe.' Melancourt tn a j'ew words uilm'med hint of the false report concerning ihe death o f his fathf r ancl himself. Tii

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