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Tioga Eagle (Newspaper) - July 31, 1850, Wellsboro, PennsylvaniaVol. 0cicnte, c i tooted. Wednesday morning july 31, 1850. By tuyt y v jul i mob to written by or. 1 a while on Ilio ii Freimor l i t or i it a Yungo from Europe j Al i c in try Washington i a f. Betom her it cps f vis i cd 4 Ali of tin of til j i t i int Treaza i j i r Home. I -i., a ii Mim i r u a t inverse ii to n n Uno. He cry i h w i Tho chiefs i re i i Lime i i w in ins tis u i to. V a Ell Llyl. L ii i i Bro Hor Liou l i i u Ulutu. I i i lit to Iii form 1 r r Waul in i j i t m tier Cal Rynn t ii i i of. Ilton droid it i to i cots. P t r. In h Al lure Tui r. His m sketches 1iil revenge. S or declaration of the ind open i i Vej states a Surveyor s party j the Depths of the primeval n making out a new i i ixot3 not now to Point out Tho sufficient fur our purpose too i of Cayuga Lake. L of appear Alvy were Ino Trici 11 Thuro Verc several i Iii to party. For several in car about in their endeavours to r Eich succeeding Day Only by Tho can i to i in their Buntina worse con so Oft a la a find the coolest ii s of their self on Aro Limet lion by an Over i in cannot Cill it at first i i ii Ali in Ami As .1 i it ill our of past i i on Toret might of Tho future is one 1 j vim i in Der Era assumes a i1" i. I i i m my i u there Calm j by to rend the asunder cd to Confidence without i an in 13 . Arise How Tho mind of one i f b t a judgment in an almost 11 i to account Lor the n m the party in Trace i i h in i we Chr Incle d some time Piti Cir Pirty were lust is i Cir Iii he wandered abut fir 1 u to it one evening with Iii Liy cd a Literl they found Xii Iii i Indian s wigwam on Iio b pitiful like not 1 a n nil Rcd by hippy thriving Hiruo in unbroken mass of magnificent "11 Witer s Edge. A Hunan habitat s irre.1, lost wanderers was As i. View of Tho holy City to h Oom. Joyfully did they accept 11 in or Lerel hospitality. The fish a with rude i artistic skill n delicious than now. All Vinn moment and after u Cru my of their inordinate Suppe of the Pirty no extraordinary in his up a be Culm Anc at same time 1 Cist of countenance which some to beholder an impression to Tho wearer ins Char Tut Illy belied his face he was 1 Rose oct i by All who knew i1 Tho Indian a to their present 1n ought to have been. My Ippei Thoy were within a Teloir labors were to com on and All adj Ricou that their late inasmuch As they Muster the very ground they had a 7 thu work no up their coking their pipes Shomberg a looking heavy Tyro m a Corner of the wigwam. News paper Al r c h1v e _ the Rich plating and Peculiar make of the weapon Astraq Ted his attention particularly As being so Mal apropos to the owner. The Indian however soon relieved Shomberg s mind As to his having acquired Possession of it by stating that it was a present to him from an English officer whose life he had saved during the late War and who to Reward his preserver and show Hal presented him with the weapon which so excited Shomburg s curiosity. The execution so said the Indian far exceeded the Beauty of the extern in workmanship Atid his praises of his loved weapon were so extravagant that Slomberg offered to buy it at a Large Price provided such was the Case. Me no sell me said the Indian and it was determined that this much vaunted Rifle should be tried in the morning e re they started Back. Vul Nous attempts did slim Berg make to come to own Rifle to Bacco powder Learly Money in fact every inducement to tempt an Indian to Trade was used but All in vain. Night found him no nearer the much coveted prize than did the evening. And to the party retired to rest More correctly we should Ely stretched themselves out to rest. Morning found the whole party refreshed and ready to renew their search after the Settle ment. Afler a Hearty breakfast at request the Indian Cut a Small Chip out of an Oak some 130 Yards from the wigwam. At this he fired and the Ball struck scarce an Inch from the Mark. Again he fired and this time hit the Mark. Shomberg now tried his hand and was very successful so much so thit of six shots fired a Circle of four inches diameter would bags covered the Chip and All the Bullet holes besides. Loud were All of them in Praise of the weapon none to Ore so than Shomberg. Liberally did he offer blankets Money Rifle tobacco even spirits were added m the Hope of seducing the Indian to part with his weapon. All efforts were unavailing the in Dian Mot firmly refused every offer he would not part tin Rifle so he said but with his life. He had it seems liken charge of the officer when it operate by wounded and had conceived a Strong affection for him while 1 tending to Hia wounds and highly did he prize i the present of he White brother. Fin Ling the Indian firm in his refusal the i Pirty gathered together their and army bestowed almost the whole of their skin to Stock of tobacco on their entertainer and with every expression of Good feeling they departed. An hour had scarcely pissed when a Man glided into the open space 1 m front of the Indian s wigwam. In a sunny Nook sat a decrepit dried up old women fast i tottering to the grave. Near at hand sat the i Indian repairing his Mocas sins. Greatly to the i Indian s Surprise he recognized the Man shorn i Berg who seated himself by the Indian s Side and Ngam renewed the attempt to possess the i highly prize Rifle. As Well Mir it he have attempted to move the Rock of Gibralter As the Stern resolve of the Warrior. He Law it was ii Elcess but yet to was Bent upon his purpose. Suddenly his face was lit up with a most do my Nicil expression As if some unholy purpose had Flittie d across the mind. A while he asked to see another trial to which the Indian assented. Again the tree was blazed the Rifle sent Forth its uner ring Bullet. Shonberg asked for a shot the Indian loaded the Rifle and handed it to him carelessly he took aim at the tree but with the Speed of lightning he changed the direction. Lie fired Down fell the Indian in his blood a Tor the Ball passed through ii heart. Shomberg coolly and Delilie rally walked Awny with the prize for which ii hid not scruples to shed the blood of Hia late Host. He joined his p dirty triumphantly displaying hid prize for which he told them he had paid the Indian most handsomely. I the party soon found the place and finished i their Survey and returned to their i slim Berjer in i if spirits at his successful ex-1 pm fits bunt hit Struj to new York where he at that time a care or a thought i of the poor being he had so a scrupulously deprived of life. Let us turn Back for a moment to the scene of blood hed and murder. As soon As the re treating footsteps of the murderer were no longer audible the old Crone unable to walk commenced to crawl toward the body of her fallen son. Slowly and painfully did she drag her weary Way fearful lest her Long coming might prove fatal. Who can express the Hopes or fears that possessed that poor forlorn Misera ble old cripple no fear for herself no thought of her lonely and melancholy condition for a moment entered her mind All her feelings were in the senseless and inanimate form that Lay now at but a Little distance from her. At last she reaches the body and tears aside with frantic Energy the shirt there right Over the heart is a Small Hole from whence the blood is scarcely Welling out. The vital spark however had Long since fled no mortal Power could animate that senseless mass of Clay. Full Well at a Cloncs does the old Squaw know this. That is not the first mortal wound she has inspected. Louder and louder does she raise her voice the cry of vengeance is Superior to that of grief. But As yet she is helpless none of her tribe arc near to respond to her cries or to perform the last sad rites to the victim. Of this she seems at last aware and gradually Hec Wail becomes More sorrowful As nature becomes sex two Doelves a Eaje. No. 624.l Hausted. She however still retains her Post by the dead body and All that eve and night does she watch Over it fasting and alone. Sleep at last does despite her efforts to the contrary gradually falling Over the dead Man and in that situation was she discovered in the after noon by a Young Indian Hunter who chanced that Way. He soon sees the blood and approaches As he fancies the two dead bodies. Judge Hia Surprise when he finds one warm by dint of shaking he wakens the woman and Iranna what has occurred. Carefully does he remove the body into the hut and after assist ing the old Squaw and supplying her with food he hastens Awny from the spot. The Daylight was breaking when the Indian again made his appearance accompanied by some eight others. Again the body Una inspected the old Squaw questioned and the appearance of the murderer so impressed on their minds that one and All were satisfied they could recognise him without trouble. His footsteps however were examined and noted. The in Dian wits consigned to his lowly bed the old Squaw removed and to All appearance the affair was at an end. Not so however the we in streets of ence they a Chip from a Sailor s 1og. It wag a dead a breath of the sails flapped idly against the the Helm had bit its Power and the ship turned her head How and where she liked. The heat was intense so much so that the chief mate and told the Boatswain to keep the watch out of the Sun but the watch below found it too warm to sleep and were tormented with thirst which they could not gratify till the water was served out. They had drunk All the previous Day i allow Ance and now that their scuttle butt was dry them was nothing left for them but endurance. Some of the teamed had congregated on the forecastle where they gazed on the Clear Blue water with longing eyes. How Cool and Clear it said a tall powerful Young Seaman i Don t Tomk there Are Many Sharks about what do you say for a Bath lads t that for the Sharks burst almost simultaneously from the parched lips of the Well have a Jolly Good Bath when the second mate Sofia in to in about half an hour the dinner Bell rang. The Boatswain took charge of the deck some Twenty sailors were now stripped except a pair of Light Duck browsers among the rest was a tall powerful coast of Africa Nigger of the name of Leigh they used to joke him and Call him Sambo. You no swim to Day Ned 1" said head dressing me. Feared of shark heh shark Webber bite me. Suppose i meet shark in water. I swim after run like i was tempted1, and like the rest was soon ready. In Quick succession we jumped off the Bowsprit the Black leading. We had scarcely been in the water five minutes when some voice on Board cried out a shark a in an instant every one of the swimmers came tumbling up the ship s sides half mad with fright the Gallant Black among the rest. It was a false we Felt angry with ourselves for being fright ened angry with those who had frightened us and furious with those who had laughed in another moment we were All again in the water the Buck and myself swimming some distance from the ship. For two successive voyages there had been sort of rivalry be Ween us Ench fancied that he was the Best swimmer and we were now testing our Speed. Well done Ned cried some of the sailors from the forecastle. Go it cried some others we were both straining our utmost excited by the cheers of our respective partisans. Suddenly the voice of the Boatswain was heard shouting a shark a shark come Back for god s Lay aft and lower the Cutter then came faintly on our ear. The race instantly ceased. As yet we Only half believed what we heard our recent fright being still fresh in our memories. For god s Sake cried the Captain who was now on deck he has not yet seen you. The boat if possible will get Between you and him. Strike out lads for god s my heart stood still i Felt weaker than a child As i gazed with horror at the dorsal Fin of a Large shark on the starboard Quarter. Though in the water the perspiration dropped from me like rain the Black was striking out like mad for the ship. I swim cried several voices i they never Lake Black the n they can get 1 i did swim and that desperately the water foamed past me. I soon breasted the Black but could not head him. We big to strained every n nerve to be first for each fancied the last in arriving there having for Sefe j Man would be taken. Vet we scarcely seemed to move the ship appeared As far As Ever from i us. We were both powerful swimmers and both of us swam in the French Way called a or hand Over hand in English. There was something the matter with the boat s Falls was the Case. The Indian who first discovered the deed had silently Fol Lowed the Trail to where the Survey had been made and thence to the nearest settlement where in his broken English he managed to Gam information that the head of the party had gone to new York and that he had a Rifle along with him purchased from an Indian and that his name was Slomberg. With this information to rejoined his tribe. N in less than a week after various parties of strange indians were noticed in t new York. Who they were came or Why none could Tell. Faces were painted Black All were fully armed and might be seen Day by Day prowling now in detached p i ties now singly through every Street. At length Shomberg was seen instantly re cognized and . F his residence discovered Day by Day and night by night a red skin j might he seen either witching his residence or his Steps. Twice did they attempt his life but were foiled Eion time. Slomberg saw enough to satisfy him that he was doomed. For several Days he did not stir out hut still from his window he could always see an Indian some where. His life grew Burthen some. He resolved to leave the country but instead of sailing from new York he was obliged to go to Montreal. Taking the precaution to find a party bound to the same places he set sail for Albiny and thence made a Hasty run for Lake Champlain. As he thought successfully avoiding the indians. Such however not the Case. The fee were on his truck their Light canoes were in Pursuit but still he gained on them. But in Dian instinct was not at Fauty at Albany they heard of him and where he had gone. Some Days after he had been in Montreal he was seated in the Cabin of a vessel about to sail for England when the Captain told him some indians were enquiring for him and wanted to see him. Tell them for god s Sake that i am not was his rep a and from that moment he remained in the Cabin. The sails Are loosened to the wind the ves Sel at last 19 under weigh the indians in Pur suit having passed the ship in the dark Down the mighty St. Lawrence do they now Glide certain of prey for at Gas lie heard a Sailor say they were to go ashore for some spies. I Alt Gib ii veral Days lust sight of the indians considered himself Safe and went ashore to bid a last fare Well to the country. Scarcely had he been separated an instant from the Crew when he was thrown Down gagged and Cap tors the accursed Liuliang. In an instant was he dragged into the Bush a Hole bored thro his Tongue and into it a Deer skin thong was inserted and in this horrible state was he led Day j by Day most carefully fed by the indians for i some week until at last judge his horror and Surprise to behold the spot where he murdered j his Uno fending Host. Here he was condemned and they could not lower her. He sees you now was Sli outed he is after you of the agony of that moment i thought of everything at the same instant at least so it seemed to me then. Scenes Long for gotten rushed through my bin with the rapidity of lightning yet in the midst of this i was strik ing out madly for the ship. Each moment i to perish after undergoing every refinement of t l ice i b j fancied i could feel the Pilot fish touching me and i almost screamed with agony. We were now not ten Yards from the ship fifty ropes torture an Indian full Well understands. His nails were pulled out Pine by one a burning Brand applied to stay the bleeding his flesh pierced with hot Sticks and arrows every one being careful not to indict a deadly wound. Bound to a tree did he thus suffer three Days. On the fourth a Small fire was placed All around him sufficient to Burn but not to kill. He was gradually cooking upwards for on the fifth Day he was still alive but insensible. When the spirit parted fro Trilhe flesh we cannot say but the body was not consumed0 until the seventh Day. This is a Truen Atory of a White Man s gratitude and on Indian s Justice and however revolting to our feelings such a lingering death under the Roost excruciating tortures May be we Are very much of opinion that were indians to be the executioners for murder murders would not be. A dutchman once wanted to wed a widow and his manner of making known his feelings was As follows if you ish Content to get a Petter for a worse to be Happy for a miserable and if you Shook i and drinks ale i shall take you for no Petter and much upon which the lady said were thrown to us but As if by Mutual instinct we swam for the same. Hurra they Are saved Are along Side was shouted by the eager Crew. K we both grasped the rope at the same time a slight struggle ensued i had the highest hold. Regardless of everything but my own safety i placed my feet on the Black s shoulders scram bled up the Side and fell exhausted on the deck. The negro followed roaring with pain for the shark had taken away part of his Heel. Since then i have never bathed at sea nor i believe has Sambo been Ever heard again to assert that he would swim after a shark if he met one in the journal. Quick of the readiest replies we Ever heard was made by an Irish labourer. A gentleman travelling on horseback Down came upon an irishman who was fencing in a most Barren and desolate piece of land. What Are you fencing in that lot for Pat 1" said a. A Herd of cows would starve to death on that and sure your Honor was t i fencing it to Kape the poor Baste out in it v country life. How often do we hear country ladies bewail ing their lot complaining of the Monotony of a country life and envying the destiny of such of their acquaintances As live in the turmoil and j excitement of a town would our readers but explore the Rich treasures of rational and pure enjoyment that Are so profusely scattered i around a country House they would be More Apt to condole with them than envy their Sisters of the City. Our object in these pages will be in awaken in your minds an interest in the various works of nature so thickly Btrown around you to direct your attention to the Birds which build their nests and eng their varied songs of love and Joy in every tree and Bush and Shrub to Flowers which deck with their thousand hues the funny Bank and the Fertile Meadows the parched Heath and the rippling Brook and above All to teach your thoughts to ascend from the admiration of the creature to the contemplation of the creator and in All your observations of the work of nature to look through nature up to nature s each season has its glories and its wonders. First comes Spring. Animated by her genial breath the whole face of nature changes that which is wrapped in tha Groom and Steep of Winter will soon awake to renewed inc and vigor and All this will take place at first slowly and gradually. Then is the time to commence your observations before the multiplicity of objects distracts your attention and bewilder your ideas. You must acquire a habit Fob Erving not merely of looking and see ing but of intimately narrowly observing for be assured that an observant polyphemus with his solitary Eye obtains tar More information in one Day than an observant Argus with its Hun dred Eye in a whole month. It is surprising How your interests in your daily walks will be increased when you have gained an insight into the history the uses and the various objects which you meet with. No walk at least no country walk can be devoid of interest to a mind desirous of acquiring you will Ever be meeting with some eng new to excite your admiration Ever falling in with something fresh to afford amusement. These country walks will give vigor to the mind arid health to the body that which is too frequently looked upon As a toil will now be regarded As a pleasure you will often be induced to take exercise in the open air and the result will be a buoyancy of spirits and a lightness of heart and a cheerfulness of temper which All your poor amusements and All your previous formal walks had failed to loom and Anvil. Saturday Bright and sunday homing. What a Relief to the Hardy son of toil and Pov erty a the closing of saturday night and the breaking Forth of the sunday s Lig if. The Joys of such a season cannot be appreciated by the Paff tapered children of wealth and idleness. To them the weary Days succeed each other in a continuous Monotony their Only solicitude being How the heavy winged flight of time shall be accelerated. But to the children of labor saturday a right and the succeeding. Sabbath bring unspeakable delights. The week s labors Are ended the week s earnings have been received and round the Humble fireside the cheer Ful Little family group Are assembled to relate in turn the adventures of the week to partake of the healthful meal and to confide to each other their plans for the future. The painful memory of Pott toils gives place to Sweet visions of future Hope the Lively anecdote the smart repartee and the exhilarating song Are to in stick passion to enliven the evening and per the promises and the soothe is of christianity Are not forgotten. And what a Day a the Sabbath to them the Early morning air 19 breathed Ere the glorious Sun has shed hid beams athwart the Blue canopy a cheerful break fast the physical Frame and the industrious parents with a Bevy of Rosy children dressed with neatness and simplicity saunter Forth to gaze upon the thronging streets or to pass beyond them into the neighbouring forests to look upon the things which god has made. Anon the slow deep toned Bell announces the hour of prayer and supplication. Hastening to the House of god the simple minded family listen in Awe to the words of divine truth and join in Pongs Praise. In the evening tokens of Friendship or of kind sympathy renew the warm attachment of social life younger members of the family enter gleefully into innocent pastimes or plight their truths to each other. Happy indeed Are the children of honest labor. They need not the stimulus of pungent condiments to give them an appetite nor the soothing of narcotics to bring Sweet sleep to their eyes. Their simple food tastes sweeter than the fancies of their confectioner and Happy dreams fill up the watches of the night. Would that the solid and sober plea sures of such an existence could be comprehended by us All. We should then have More of health and less of crime More of Harmony and less of care. In tha vary fint week Ai the world i we Blade j though not Given to Adam or ev6, it ii f Aid 1 rut strange yet Tib True that All women have sine. With mar presence been troubled i be made them All far i never hive spared neither Wanton nor wire or the Vidow but never been known in my life to dwell where there a heart i ease Joy mirth or de Light Tito the wicked i rightly torment Day and night. I am not a Mere vision though never in sight i m always in War often found where there t wealth i am Triever in Union never in health in the wound of the sword though never in death and i follow the Arrow if aimed to take breath. I Mutch doubt if Minerva my presence Ere Felt with Wisdom tis certain i olten have dwelt 1 live Wilh the wretch in his woe and his want but the Indian disdains me part of his Law Trio to balance i Oft visit Wignan and Squaw so to those All who think they me can define i live in a flaw embodied in twice. Penny thought the letter y. Eve. Foil. A Tough Story of a Tough stump. Our Uncle Ezra is in the habit sometimes of Stretchins the truth a Little a vicious sort of propensity from which the rest of tha family Are singularly free. I heard him Tell Snooks a severe tale one Day last week which we Hare concluded to give to the world when i lived in Maine said he i helped to break up a new piece of ground we got the Wood off in Tho Winter and Early in the Spring we begun plough ing on t. It was so cons arned Rocky that we had to get forty Yoke of oxen to one we did Faith and i held that plough Moretti a week i thought i should die. It e in most killed me i vow. Why one Day i was hold a and the plough hit a stump that measured just nine feet and a half through it hard and sound Oak. The plough split it and i was going straight through the stump when i happened to think it might snap together again so i threw my feet out and had no sooner done this than it snapped together taking a smart hold of my pantaloons. Of Ourse i was tight but i held on to the plough handles and though the team sters did All they could that team of eighty oxen could t tear my pantaloons cause me to let go my grip. At last though after letting the cattle breathe they gave another Strong pull altogether and the old stump came out about the quickest7 it had monstrous Long roots too let me Tell you. My wife made the cloth for them pantaloons and i Haven t worn any other. Kind i the Only reply made. This was Ghoul do have thought it would have come hard upon your suspenders Yankee Leisure is a very pleasant garment to look at but it a a very bad one to Wear. Toe ruin of millions May be traced to it. A gentle reply to scurrilous language a the most severe revenge. I Cross Here Are some readings almost As intelligible and quite As laughable As any transcendental Early yesterday morn eng As a lame Corkscrew was walking on his head to fight Julius a on three Hundred jugs of Gin dared to declare War against the Yankees at the Cape of Good Hope. This Beautiful farce hidden As it was by a terrible shriek like As of falling Snow broke suddenly into a Gallop of delicious music and stepped unceremoniously into the Monkey s Barber knowing Liat As the sweetmeats were desperate they would probably Cut his leg off stole six Jack knives and made them into ice Cream. Not Content with this the populace pulled off the cat s shirt when they discovered the Skeleton of a Cannon Ball passing rapidly on its Way to Church. Beo cannot describe the screams broken boots comb 1 de whiskers and in stands which danced the first Queen having taken a Large Lump of Coal to breakfast sat Down on the Large spire of a Lime Kiln where the cattle gave her nosegay mounted on stilts. The pleasure was much marred by a ragged bedbug that Daniel Webster had seduced into love for pickled wheel Barrows and though nobody was Hurt everybody was killed. P. S child s leg has not yet Learned to pick its Teeth on account of the weather. Curiosities for the museum. The Ekin of his Teeth that a Man escaped with. A shirt sleeve from the arms of a shift of the wind. A barrel made of musical Staves Indian War hoops and Fountain Heads. A scene from a fleeting a nosegay containing the Pink of perfection the Flower of the family and leaves taken at parting. A Towel for wiping the face of the country. The fight Between two striking likenesses. The exact amount that Marmion wanted Chester to charge. A Feather from the Wing of a flying report. An Odd fellow from a Lodge in some but wilderness. A pig from the pen that was mightier than the sword. Knots Tram the Board of foreign missions a pair of breeches for tie legs of a chair. A shoe from the foot of the Mountain. A Nail from the Finger of time and a whet Stone for Bis Sythe. Cento on Linden when the ran was a Frog he would a wooing he sighed a sigh and breathed a none but Tho Brave deserve the
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