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a vent in a flood of tears, and he arose on the those distant mountains, and the red man is fast spot and expressed in the meeting his deep sorrow retreating before the face of the intruders. Soon and regret that the writings of his sainted brother he will be driven to scale them, and take
his should be used for a purpose so vile and shocking. abode on the other side ; and yet the white man The excitement in New Salem became so great, will follow, and persecute, and destroy him, until that the inhabitants had a meeting, and deputed the dying shriek of the last of the Indian race Dr. Philastus Hurlbut, one of their number, to re-shal! mingle itself with the roar of the Pacific pair to this place, and to obtain from me the ori- ocean !" ginal manuscript of Mr. Spaulding, for the par The prophecy of the savage chief is rapidly pose of comparing it with the Mormon Bible, to approaching its fulfilment. The Rocky Mountains satisfy their own minds, and to prevent their are no longer a barrier to the white man. He has friends and others from enibracing an error so taken up his abode beyond them; and even now, delusive. This was in the year 1834. Dr. Hurlbut from the distant regions on the other side of the brought with him an introduction and request for stupendous chain, comes a voice, asking that the the manuscript, signed by Messrs. Henry Lake, laws which govern the rest of this nation Aaron Wright, and others, with all whom I was men may he extended over the dwellers upon the acquainted, as they were my neighbors when I very shores of the Pacific. A petition of this resided in New Salem. I am sure that nothing nature from the inhabitants of the Oregon Tercould grieve my husband more, were he living, ritory was presented in the senate last session ; than the use which has been made of his work. and the day is evidently not far distant when that
The air of antiquity which was thrown about territory, of whose very existence a large number the composition, doubtless suggested the idea of of the people of the United States are probably converting it to purposes of delusion. Thus an ignorant, will claim her place among the confedhistorical romance, with the addition of a few erated States of the Union. In less than twenty pious expressions and extracts from the sacred years, in all probability, the whole of the territory scriptures, has been construed into a new Bible, within the northern and southern boundaries of and palmed off upon a company of poor deluded the United States, from the Atlantic to the Pafanatics, as divine. I have given the previous cific, will be under the government of separate brief narration, that this work of deception and sovereignties, owing political allegiance to the wickedness may be searched to the foundation, Federal Government of the Union. and its author exposed to the contempt and exeçration he so justly deserves. MATILDA Davison.
CUNNING OF THE FOX. Reverend Solomon Spaulding was the first hus
MORE foxes are lost when dead beaten than nt band of the narrator of the above history. . Since his decease, she has been married to a second any other time; and we here show an instance. husband by the name of Davison. She is now re
When the pack is close at him in covert only, insiding in this place; is a woman of irreproacha- stead of going into the field, he drops down into ble character, and an humble Christian, and her the ditch, and every hound going over him; the testimony is worthy of implicit confidence
pack then makes a swing outside, during which A. ELY, D.D., Pastor Cong. Church, in Monson. he crawls up the bank back again into the covert, D. R. Austin, Princ. of the Monson Academy.
and gets, probably, to the other side before they Monson, Mass. April 1, 1839.
cast back, by which time the scent, owing to the ground being stained, gets bad, and he has prob
ably time to get fresher, and often steals away BEYOND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. without being seen, as all the men are close to
the hounds, with the belief that they will kill the An Indian chief, to whom importunities had next minute ; but on these occasions if the huntsbeen addressed with a view to induce him to re
man is awake, he will always order one of the move to a position farther west than that occu- whippers-in to remain at the opposite side of the pied by his tribe, resisted the application upon covert. An old fox has been found several times the ground that the cupidity of the white man by the pack belonging to the writer of this, and would soon reach even that spot, bowever dis- as invariably ran a ring of about three miles, tatant; and that it would be as well for his tribe to king a round of small coverts, by which he genewait their inevitable extermination upon the soil rally moved other foxes, and saved himself. Ap. within whose bosom their foresathers had been plication was made late in the season to try one, deposited. The argument was pressed; and with more day for this fox, as he was suspected of doa view to render it more improbable that the new ing mischief among game; he was found as usual, home to which he was invited would ever be in and ran the same ring twice. When running it a vaded by the rude aggressions of the white man, third time, the hounds were stopped, and quietly he was urged to consent to a removal to the de- walked back, to the surprise of a large field of lightful hunting-grounds beyond the Rocky Moun. sportsmen; and on reaching an open part, as was tains. “It is in vain,” said this son of the forest, expected, the hunted fox was seen coming the with a mournful and touching eloquence; "nei- same line as before, directly toward the hounds ther mountain nor flood can stay the march of which got a view, and so astonished him that he the people who have usurpeil the dominions of went straight away, and was killed twelve miles the red inan. Even now the cabins of the white (as the crow flies) from where he was found. settler mingle with thc wigwams at the foot of |
London Sporting Magazine.
LITERARY NOTICES... extravagant uitras of the present day will become the valgas
The “ Three Wise Men of Gotham," connes next--and is After two years resting from their labors, the publishers seem to have gone to work again with renewed vigor. We published as Vol. XV. of the uniform edition of Mt. Paulding's
works. have a baskctful of books from the New York publishers, which we must find time to catalogue if nothing more. It is but rarely,
" Algic Rescarches , comprising Inquiries respecting the that we have space for more than a simple amounceinett of Mental Characteristics of the North American Indians," % a work, which is all our readers require of us, unless a work of vols By H. R. Sehooleraft. These two volumes-are compo unusual importance and great utility be ushered into the world; sed of Indian tales and tegends, " published," so says the ay. in such cases our duty to our subscribers, deinands of us an thor, " as specimens of an oral iinaginative lore existing anong opinion of the merits or usefulness of the work in question. In the North American Aborigines." the case of A ÉTHON's Series of Classical School Books, for in.
The "Prince and Pedler.". By the author of the Heiress, stance, our notices have been lengthy, though not one quarter &c., &c. One of the most readable English novels we have of what we could and wish to say, or what their actual import taken up in a long time. ance merited. The character of most of the books which fol. low, (with one or two exceptions,) is of the lighter and less The,“ Cubinci Minister." By Mrs. Gore-readable, but Euseful order of literature. We have in the first place from the glish all over. HARPERS :
“ Chevely, or the Man of Honor.” By Lady Lytton Bulwer. " Public and Private Economy, Part 3;" by Theodore Sedg. The world are indebted to family jars,"' for this perpetration ; wick. Our readers will remember that we made copious ex. and the lady has taken this method of inflicting chastisement tracts from one of the former volumes of this series, a year or on her recreant husband. , two since. There is a great deal of sound and useful instruction in these publications of Mr. Sodgwicks and they should have not bad time to look over this last effort of this maiden
“ Dccrbrook," a novel in two vols, by Miss Martineau. We be consulted as text-books by all classes of citizens, except “those who know enough already."
lady, but report speaks favorably of it." In the present part of his work the author avails himself We come now to an important enterprise ; the “ American again of observations made in England in eighteen' kundred School Library.” Our readers in the stałe of New York are and thirty-six,
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chamber of this stupendous cavern, where he found his traps safely deposited.
The entrance originally was small and difficult WEYER'S CAVE.
of access; but the enterprise o. the proprietor has
obviated these inconveniences : it is now enclosed, The frontispiece of the present number repre- by a wooden wall, having a door in its centre, sents a portion of the interior of one of the most which admits you to the ante-chamber. remarkable caverns in the world. The subjoined At first it is about ten feet in height, but after description is from the pen of R. L. Cooke, A. M. proceeding a few yards in a southwest direction, of the Staunton Seminary, Virginia, who, in com- it becomes contracted to the space of four feet pany with his brother and another gentleman, square. At the distance of twenty-four feet from made an accurate survey of the whole cave in the entrance, descending at an angle of nineteen 1833.
degrees, you reach the Dragon's Room, so called
from a stalactitic concretion, which the nomenWeyer's Cave is situated near the northern ex. clature undoubtedly supposed to resemble that tremity of Augusta county, Va., seventeen miles nondescript animal. northeast of Staunton, on the eastern side of a Above the Dragon's room there is an opening ridge running nearly north and south parallel to of considerable beauty, but of small size, called the Blue Ridge, and somewhat more than a mile the Devil's Gallery: Leaving this room, which distant from it.
is not very interesting, you proceed in a more The western declivity of this ridge is very southerly direction to the entrance of Solomon's gradual, and the visiter, as he approaches from Temple, through a high but narrow passage, that direction, little imagines from its appearance sixty-six feet in length, which is by no means that it embowels one of nature's masterpieces. difficult of access. Here
you make a perpendicThe eastern declivity, however, is quite precipit- ular descent of thirteen feet, by means of subous and difficult of ascent.
stantial stairs, securely fixed, and you find yourThe Guide's house is situated on the northern self in one of the finest rooms in the whole cave. extremity of this ridge, and is distant eight hun. It is irregular in shape, being thirty feet long, dred yards from the entrance of the cave. In go- and forty-five broad, running nearly' at right aning from the house to the cave you pass the en- gles to the main course of the cave. trance of Madison's cave, which is only two hun- raise your eyes, after descending the steps bedred and twenty yards from the other. Madison's forementioned, they rest upon an elevated seat, cave was known and visited as a curiosity long surrounded by sparry incrustations, which sparkle before the discovery of Weyer's, but it is now beautifully in the light of your candles. passed by and neglected, as unworthy of notice, This is not unaptly styled Solomon's Throne. compared with its more imposing rival, although Everything in this room receives its name from it has had the pen a Jefferson to describe its the Wise Man: immediately to the left of the beauties.
steps, as you descend, you will find his MeatLet me remark here, that the incurious visiter, house ; and at the eastern extremity of the room, who goes because others go, and is but slightly is a beautiful pillar of white stalactite, somewhat interested in the mysteries of nature, may retain defaced by the smoke of candles, called by his his usual dress when he enters the cave which I name, yet with strange inconsistency, an incrusam attempting to describe ; but if he is desirous tation resembling falling water, at the right of the of prying into every recess, climbing every ac- steps, has obtained the name of the Falls of Nicessible precipice, and seeing all the beauties of agara. this subterranean wonder, I would advise him to Passing Solomon's Pillar, you enter another provide himself with such habiliments as will room, more irregular than the first, but still more withstand craggy projections, or receive no detri- beautiful; it would be impossible adequately to ment from a generous coating of mud.
describe the magnificence of the roof. I shall, The ascent from the bottom of the hill to the therefore, merely observe, that it is thickly studmouth of the cave is steep, but is rendered less ded with beautiful stalactites resembling in form fatiguing by the zigzag course of the path, which and color, the roots of radishes, which have given is one hundred and twenty yards in length. the appellation of Radish room to this delightful
Before entering the cave, let us rest ourselves place. on the benches before the door, that we may be I cannot refrain here from reprobating the Vancome perfectly cool, while the guide unlocks the dal spirit of some visiters, who, regardless of all door, strikes a light, and tells the story of its first prohibitions, will persist in breaking off and dediscovery
facing these splendid specimens of nature's workIt seems that about the year 1804, one Bernard manship, forgetting that a single blow may deWeyer ranged these hills as a hunter ; while stroy the work of centuries. pursuing his daily vocation, he found his match in The main passage to the rest of the cavern is a lawless ground hog, which not only eluded all immediately opposite to the entrance to Solohis efforts, but eventually succeeded in carrying mon's Temple, and you reach it by an ascent of off the traps which had been set for his capture. twelve feet, to what is called the Porter's Lodge. Enraged at the loss of his traps, he made an as- From this place, pursuing the same course, you sault upon the domicil of the depredator with pass along a passage varying from ten to thirty spade and mattock.
feet in height, from ten to fifteen in breadth, and A few moments labor brought him to the ante-I fifty in length, until you reach Barney's Hall,