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about fifteen years of age, was nation, and was desirous of shewstanding at some distance from ing them, in the act of dying, the fort, when a savage fired his that he was still as much their gun, and accidentally killed an superior, as when he headed his Englishman. As he was advanc- gallant countrymen against them: ing, he discovered the boy lean- that although he had fallen into ing against a tree, and not being their hands, and forfeited the of the same nation he formed the protection of the Divine power, resolution of taking him prisoner: by some impurity or other, when having no suspicion of the boy's carrying the holy ark of war intention, he went up to him and against his devoted enemies, yet took him by the arın ; the boy, he had so much remaining virtue very artfully drew back, and shot as would enable him to punish the Indian through the chin. himself more exquisitely than all This so incensed him, that he their despicable, ignorant crowd was raising his hand to tomahawk possibly could ; and that he him, when another Indian, in- would do so if they gave him stantly coming up, asked his liberty by untying him, and handcompanion who had wounded ing him one of the red-hot gunhim. He replied the boy, adding, barrels out of the fire. The prothat he would immediately take posal, and his method of address, his scalp. The other prevented appeared so exceedingly bold and his bloody purpose, and told him uncommon, that his request was he would protect the lad, for he granted. Then suddenly seizing was too brave to die. He carried one end of the red-hot barrel, him to the fort, where he was and brandishing it from side to purchased by the commanding side, he forced his way through officer, to prevent the Indian the armed and surprised multiwhom he had wounded from tude, leaped down a prodigious killing him.
steep and high bank into a branch Many striking examples might of the river, dived through it, be given of the fortitude of the ran over a small island, and pasIndians, and their resolution in sed the other branch amidst a suffering pain and torture. Some shower of bullets ; and, though years ago, the Shawano Indians, numbers of his enemies were in being obliged to remove from close pursuit of him, he got into their habitations, in their way a bramble swamp through which, took a Muskohge warrior, known though naked, and in a mangled by the name of old Scrany, condition, he reached his own prisoner; they bastinadoed him country. severely, and condemned him to The Shewano Indians also the fiery torture. He underwent captured a warrior of the Anana great deal without shewing any toocah nation, and put him to the concern; his countenance and stake according to their usual behaviour were as if he suffered solemnities. Having unconcernnot the least pain. He told his edly suffered much torture, he persecutors, with a bold voice, told them with scorn that they that he was a warrior, that he did not know how to punish a had gained most of his martial noted enemy: therefore he was reputation at the expence of their willing to teach them, and would confirm the truth of his assertion After the war song, if the person if they allowed him the opportu- does not discover any signs of nity. Accordingly he requested fear, he is regarded with reverof them a pipe and some tobacco, ence and esteem : courage, in which was given him; as soon the opinion of the savages, being as he had lighted it, he sat down, considered not only as an indisnaked as he was, on the women's pensible, but as the greatest reburning torches that were within commendation. He is then seathis circle, and continued smok- ed on a beaver robe, and presenting his pipe without the least ed with a pipe of war to smoke, discomposure. On this, a head which is put round every warrior, warrior leaped up, and said, they and a wampum belt is thrown saw plain enough that he was a over his neck. warrior, and not afraid of dying, The calumet, or Indian pipe, nor should he have died, only that which is much larger than that he was both spoiled by the fire, the Indians usually smoke, is and devoted to it by their laws; made of marble, stone, or clay, however, though he was a very either red, white or black, acdangerous enemy, and his nation cording to the custom of the naa treacherous people, it should tion, but the red is the most be seen that they paid a regard esteemed; the length of the to bravery, even in one who was handle is about four feet and a marked with war-streaks at the half, and made of strong cane, cost of many of the lives of their or wood, decorated with feathers beloved kindred ; and then, by of various colours, with a numway of favour, he with his friend- ber of twists of female hair interly tomahawk instantly put an end woven in different forms; the to all his pains. Though the head is finely polished ; two merciful but bloody instrument wings are fixed to it, which make was ready some minutes before it in appearance not unlike to it
gave the blow, yet the specta- Mercury’s wand. This calumet tors could not perceive the suf- is the symbol of peace, and the ferer to change either his gesture savages hold it in such estimaor the steadiness of his counte- tion, that a violation of any treaty nance in the least.
where it has been introduced, When the Indians adopt an would, in their opinion, be atEuropean as a brother warrior, tended with the greatest misforthe following ceremonies tunes. Wampum is of several practised. A feast is prepared of colours, but the white and black dog's flesh boiled in bear's grease, are chiefly used; the former is with huckle berries, of which it made of the inside of the conque is expected every one should or clam shell, the latter of the heartily partake. When the re- muscle : both are worked in the past is over the war song is sung form of a long bead, and perfoin the following words : “ Mas- rated, in order to their being ter of life, view us well ; we re- strung in leather, and made up ceive a brother warrior, who ap- into belts. pears to have
shews When the pipe has gone round, strength in his arm, and does not a sweating-house is prepared, refuse his body to the enemy.” with six long poles fixed in the
ground, and pointed at the top ; co they smoke, to take off the it is then covered with skins and strength. During the process, blankets to exclude the air, and the war songs are sung, accom. the area of the house will contain panied by a rattle hung round only three persons. The person with hawk bells, called chessato be adopted is then stripped quoy, which is kept shaking to naked, and enters the hut with stifle the groans such pains must two chiefs, two large stones, naturally occasion. Upon the made red-hot, are brought in and ceremony being completed they thrown on the ground, water is give the person a name. then brought in a bark-dish and Dreams are particularly atsprinkled on the stones with ce- tended to by the Indians, and dar branches, the steam arising sometimes they make an artful from which, puts the person into use of the veneration paid to a most profuse perspiration, and them, to carry any point which opens the pores to receive the they may have in view. Sir Wilother part of the ceremony.
liam Johnson, sitting in council When the perspiration is at the with a party of Mohawks, the height, he quits the house, and head chief told him he had jumps into the water ; immedi- dreamed last night that he had ately on coming out a blanket is given him a fine laced coat, and thrown over him, and he is led he believed it was the same he to the chief's hut, where he un- then wore. Sir William smiled, dergoes the following operation. and asked the chief if he really Being extended on his back, the dreamed itthe Indian immedichief draws the figure he intends ately answered in the affirmative. to make with a pointed stick, “ Well then,” says Sir William, dipped in water in which gun- you must have it ;". and inpowder has been dissolved ; after stantly pulled it off; and desiring which, with ten needles dipped the chief to strip himself, put on in vermilion, and fixed in a small him the fine coat. The Indian wooden frame, he pricks the de- was highly delighted, and when lineated parts, and where the the couneil broke up departed in bolder outlines occur, he incises great good humour, crying out the flesh, with a gun-flint ; the who-ah! which is an expresvacant spaces, or those not mark- sion of great satisfaction among ed with vermilion, are rubbed in them.
OTT with gunpowder, which produces At the next council which was the variety of red and blue; the held, Sir William told the chief wounds are then seared with that he was not accustomed to pink-wood, to prevent them from dream, but that since he met him festering
at the council he had dreamed a This operation, which is per- very surprising dream. The Informed at intervals, lasts two or dian wished to know it; Sir three days. Every morning the William, with some hesitation, parts are washed with cold wa- told him he had dreamed that he ter, in which is infused an herb had given him a tract of land on called pockqueesegan, which re- the Mohawk river, to build a sembles English box, and is mix- house on, and make a settlement, ed by the Indians with the tobae- extending about nine miles in
FATAL EFFECTS OF LOVE.
length along the banks. The tofore rash conduct, dispatched a chief misled smiled, and looking letter to him requesting a distance very cheerfully at Sir William, of his visits in future, and also of told him if he really dreamed it, all intercourse between them. he should have it, but that he On the receipt of the letter, it is would never dream with him reported that he became almost again, for he had only got a laced frantic, and in his frenzy so sericoat, whereas Sir William was ously injured the messenger who now entitled to a large bed, on brought it, that his life was for which his ancestors had frequent- some time despaired of. For ly slept. Sir William took pos- several days after he observed a session of the land by virtue of an sullen gloominess, during which Indian deed, signed by the chiefs, time, it seems that he formed and and gave them some rum to finish cherished one of the most diathe business. It is now a con- bolical designs that ever entered siderable estate, but since the the imagination of man, and war, the Americans have deprived which he sought to perpetrate in him of it, with all the buildings, the following manner :
-Armed &c. which were very valuable. with a short dagger, he sur
mounted innumerable obstacles, and finally succeeded in secreting
himself in a small anti-chamber A lovely and interesting girl, which communicated with the about eighteen years of age, re- bed room of his intended victim. siding with her parents, in the Having waited a considerable neighbourhood of Valenciennes, time, and supposing her asleep, had formed an attachment with a he advanced to the door and young officer in the French army. opened it with great caution, but On the affair being made known immediately sunk back on obserto her friends, they disapproved ving her kneeling at her accusof the connection, and the young tomed devotion; his inward sense lady received the most strict in- of rectitude struck forcibly on his junction never to see her lover heart, a convulsive tremble seized again. All-powerful love in this, him, respiration became difficult, as in many other instances, tri- and pressing his hand against his umphed over parental authority, burning forehead, he leaned for nd, in spite of locks, bars, and support against the wainscot. At constant attendant, they contriv- this instant he would have abaned, by an abbreviation of the doned his design and fled, but hours usually devoted to repose,
there was no passage but through to meet in private, and enjoy that the room in which she lay. The society which they deemed essen- “ pangs of despised love," again tial to their existence. These rekindled the dying embers of nocturnal meetings had continu- his dreadful determination, and ed for a long period undisturbed, with a desperate effort he aga in when some immoral traits in the opened the door. The most charaeter of the young officer profound silence reigned within having been discovered by the the room, which the faint rays of young lady, she, with a prudence a lamp placed on a table near the not to be expected from her here- bed feebly enlightened.
sheathing the dagger from his wretched man lingered for three vest he stepped into the room ; days in dreadful agony, during the tread of his own foot startled which time he gave the above him, and he looked around the relation, and then died a victim room fearful of observance ; his to his ungoverned passion. heart beat with unusual violence,
Xand with a trembling hand he drew aside the curtains; the ob
MR. PATRICK EGAN'S ROUT.-A ject of his affection lie slumbering before him ; the smile of Patrick Egan, Patrick M-Carinnocence played upon her coun- thy, John Fitzgerald, Thomas tenance, and his busy fancy seem- Dooley, John Drew, Thomas ed to be representing some plea- Bryan, Thomas Kenough, Phelim sing dream ; he leaned over, and O'Donoghue, Patrick O'Shaughpointing the dagger to her bosom, nessy, Pat Kyle, and Michael he averted his head, and bearing Taylor, were brought down to down his arm, it glided to her the office and packed into the heart—a faint scream escaped her bar by a strong posse of St. lips, and in one moment her soul Giles's beadles, constables, streetceased to inhabit its earthly tene- keepers, &c. charged with crement. The wretch stood trans- ating a riot, &c. in August last. fixed with horror at the enormity Having been arranged at the of the deed he had committed, bar, they severally answered to and a momentary insensibility their names with a here, your ensued. On his reviving, his honour," till they came to the soul sickened with horror at the last ; and when his name was sight of the blood oozing from called from the list, “ Michael the wound, through the bed- Taylor," he boldly replied, “here, clothes. The paleness of death your honour-but only my name's had already usurped the roseate Michael Bryan!" The error thus hue of her cheeks, her features candidly pointed out, having were distorted, and not a vestige been rectified, the headles told of her former self remained. their tale, first having laid before The contemplation was toodread- his Worship a large bundle of ful for him to endure-seizing enormous shilelaghs. the dagger which had fallen It appeared by their statement from his hand on the bed, he that the Irish " in the back setplunged it in his own bosom, tlements" of St. Giles's, had and fell to the ground. His been“ very uneasy" for the groans brought some of the ser- last five weeks, in consequence vants to the room, but they im- of feuds between the Limerick mediately fled back again, on be- and the Galway parties. It also holding the dreadful spectacle ; appeared, that besides this geneand it was not until after a con- ral state of war, there was siderable lapse of time that assis- of bye plot manifesting itself in tance was procured. The abrupt a rooted antipathy to a man relation of the heart-rending named Elcom, who is the landevent to the parents had such an lord of the Hare and Hounds effect that their lives were con- public-house, in Carrier-street. sidered in imminent danger. The
On the Sunday, it was stated,