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Page 'The Flood, a Tale of the Pioneers.....

..... 3 Hunting the Buffalo.... Night Hunting in Elk County............. ... 11 | The Vatican..............................

.... 268 Wolrus Van Deek...............

The Great Conflagration of New-York................269 The Dreamer..........

Bevevolence..........

....270 Passage of the Straits of Gibraltar...

....... 20 Things Worth Keeping by Heart......................272 The Stanbrooks...................

POETRY A Night in the Woods of Welden.... ......... 33

The Test............ Stray Thoughts.... ..................36, 60, 81

The Autumn Winds..... Editorial......... ............37, 83, 131, 178, 228, 273

Woman's Fortitude..... Our Book Table..................42, 90, 137, 184, 235, 282

The Beleaguered Ship........... Visit to the House of Columbus........ ......... 57

Second Love............ Love's Logic, or how to keep a Heart..

The Baby in Daguerreotype........... Origin of the Census.......

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Angels ........ The Young Martyr: A Life-Scene of the Revolution... 66

Fame ..... The Bats and the Cheese : A Fable..........

The Declaration.....
Musical Taste........

......73, 109
The False-Hearted.....

......157 Public Amusements. ............75, 90, 183, 234, 281 Jerusalem ..........

.....159 Romance of Vatrimony...

Our Angel Face................

.....216 Columbia ........

Jenny Lind.......

.....226 & Visit to the White House....

Spring.... ..............

.....227 Political Education........

Night on an American Lako...

......257 Washington.........

The Stripes and the Stars.........

......262 Providence and the Quakers....

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Woman's Sphere...............

.....271 Wessel Jansen's Tuyvil.

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ORDER OF UNITED AMERICANS, 43, 91, 138, 185, 236, 283 American Naval Anecdotes...

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Form of Application for Charters. The Old Corporal's Story..

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Ordinances. Saint Valentine's Day.....

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No. 1. Relating to Amendments of Constitution...... 45 A Life-scene in the City .......

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2. To Vacato Seats of Chancellors..... A Departed Friend.......

3. For the Punishment of Offences................ 45 Sunday.........

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4. For Effecting Uniforinity in the Work of the A Relic of Bunker Hill and Lexington.

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Order........................................ 46 Surprise of Ticonderoga,

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5. Regulating Applications for Adoption of By * Kissing the Pope's Toe. ....

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Laws........................................ 95 Europa...................

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6. Establishing a Funeral Service....... A Trip to Jerusalem. ...

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8. Relating to Public Occasions of the Order......239 The Upper Vlississippi........ The Deep..............

Roll of Chancery with Standing Committees.......... 46

. 158 Early Companions......

Directory of Chapters.............48, 96, 144, 192, 240, 288 . 160

Decisions in Chancery of New York.................. 95 Principles, not Men...

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16 The Tory and his Sister: A Life Scene of the Revolu

Resolutions having the force of Law..............95, 143

Washington's Birth-day Celebration..................185 tion.............................................161 English Holidays, &c..........

Movements of the Order..............93, 141, 191, 239, 286

......165 The Welirwolie: A Legend of Bohemia.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. Marriage at Ilawaii........

......175 Title Page. Aboriginal Superstitions.........

.176 The Flood: A Scene in the Far West. Dog-Days..........

Sea View-Letter L. The Conqueror of the Montezumas.,

The Frenchman and his Carpet-Bag. Men of Blool........

..207 Portrait of Washington. Lore in a Studio, or the Art of Popping the Question..209 View of the Birthplace of Columbus. The Thunder-Shower on Ilay.day.........

Letter S. Solitude ..........

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0. L. A. Trontispiece. Women's Rights...........

.218 Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga. Hysterious Knockings........

.221 Kissing the Pope's Toe. onaments of New York.....

223 Landscape--Letter W. Powhattan and his Tribe.

Cupid. Things Worth Keeping by Heart........

Seal of Ironsides Chapter. The Pedagogue.....................

View on the Border of the Forest of Trall. American Jounds.....

The Old Corporal. My First and Last Woodcock Hunt...

Spring. Wonan............................

Love in a Studio. Ostracism .......

....256 Two Tail-Pieces, A Visit to Monmouth..........

Book-Table Initial : nerican Fine Art and Artists..

Seal of Continent. Chapter. & Primitive People..............

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The Great Fire i W-York. Questions for the Million................

Woodcock-Let i 1 Esrtune under Chuckstone Cross........ .......266 Monmouth-Lc .

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accomplished, a scene of desolation in nature, and of sorrow in the domestic circle.

These sudden inundations are caused by the waters which fall upon the vast and rapid slopes of the mountains during heavy rain storms, and concentrating rapidly as they descend into the ravines, convert the brooks into streams, the streams into rivers, and the rivers into lakes; sometimes causing a rise in the Ohio River of twelve or fifteen feet in a single day, and covering, for a short period, large tracts of that beautiful and fertile valley. Owing to the frequency of these floods, the people of that region usually take the precaution to select for their dwelling-places and farms, elevated situations; but even then they are not entirely safe from danger,---for it has occasionally happened that the flood has surpassed, in its extent, all human calculation, and many a family who has retired to rest in fancied security at night, has found itself houseless and homeless on the morrow—the farm devastated-crops

destroyed, and cattle swept away. The Those who have never visited the western , following sketch will illustrate the hardships slope of the Alleghany Mountains, find it diffi- and sufferings that have been encountered by cult to realize the accounts that reach them those hardy pioneers who, in advance of the of the sudden floods which rise sometimes in a age in which they lived, made the mountains single night, and sweeping through the gorges vocal with civilization, and caused and valleys, bear irresistible destruction before

" The wilderness to blossom like the rose." them-uprooting trees,-bearing away from the scant farms the result of a season of toil, - Let the reader take a retrospective glance, lifting dwellings from their foundations, and for a period of about thirty-five years, from leaving behind, almost as suddenly as it was this present anno domino 1850, and see in his | dimensions had been erected for the use of the "mily. No barn had yet been raam because

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mind's eye the little frame-built cabin of Jare', Hanford, lying cosily under the very branches l'an . of a huge oak, within a rifle-shot of the Cone- lumber was not only scarce : ut expensive, and maugh River, in Armstrong County, Pennsyl- | the few cattle that they had acquired were vania. This river empties into the Alleghany sheltered from the storms of winter by a hovel River a few miles from the site of the now which Jerry had himself erected, and the mathriving city of Pittsburgh. There you will terials of which were logs, branches of trees, see the spot on which Jerry, with his hearty and a thatch of dried grass. Taken all in all, young wife, and little Annie, their child, then their means of comfort had been greatly inabout four years old, made their first settle- creased, and the little family were comparament in the Great West, after having been tively happy. deprived by some legal chicanery, of the old In addition, also, to their immediate comhomestead in Connecticut, on which Jerry had forts, the deep and almost frightful solitude of been born, and from which his father, after the place had been somewhat softened by the fighting the battles of his country's indepen- | proximity of three other families, who, like dence, and his mother, who first taught him to themselves, being driven by the hardships of pray, had been buried. The young couple civilization from the dense haunts of men, had were thoroughly learned in all matters pertain cast their fortunes in the wilderness, detering to farming; and having braved a passage mined to rise with the rising greatness of a of the Alleghanies in a covered wagon, with new country, rather than live submerged belittle to boast of at the shrine of Mammon, neath the mature littleness of artificial exisbeyond their old vehicle, a span of horses, an tence. These families had all “squat” within economical sufficit of kettles and pans, a good, the range of a mile from the domicil of our but rather ancient, musket, which had been a friend Jerry Hanford, and as they had been trophy in the family of the Hanfords since the all mechanics, their talents were frequently battle of Bennington, and a brace of stout brought into use in doing little jobs for one hearts, they were fain to halt on the spot above another, from the mending of a broken ploughdescribed as one adapted to their then limited share even to the building of a shanty. A means of cultivating the soil. They had been carpenter's and a blacksmith's shop had been told that land was so plenty in the “ West" | erected, and the "settleinent" was getting that all a body had to do was to “squat,” as along snugly, and even prosperously. Two they called it, build them a house, and go right years had passed in the accomplishment of to work farming; and that, as the land belonged these small changes and improvements, when to nobody, nobody would trouble them about one afternoon, about the middle of September, title deeds, or writs of ejectment. They did | Mrs. Hanford heard the whistle and voice of not, it is true, select the finest farming portion her husband in the field near the house. of the Great West; but after the weary journey | “Whe-wit-whe-wit-here Bose-here boy, of passing the mountains, they were fain to be here !" content with the first spot that indicated soil No response was heard to this earnest sumenough for a crop of grain, a hill of potatoes, mons. Bose, the dog, having little to do that and pasture for the cow, when they should get day, had gone on a hunt to the foot of the one-and there, in Armstrong County, Penn- mountain, in company with another of his own sylvania, they pitched their tent and reared race, who belonged to the neighboring blacktheir habitation. At that time, there was not smith. Hanford's voice and whistle was again another human creature resident within twen- heard, evidently not in the best humor with ty miles of their settlement--the wilderness the absentee. was primeval, and the wild beasts of the forest “Whe-wit-whe-wit;-here, boy-here!-were their only companions.

Confound the dog !—he is never to be found Two years had gone by since their first when he's wanted. Here's a sou’-easter coming settlement, and some changes had taken place down from the mountain like all creation, both in the external aspect, and the social con- and the cows are, nobody knows where.-dition of the squatters. Another member had Whe-wit-whe-wit;- here - here - here;been added to the family, in the person of come, boy !!! "little Robby," who was now nearly a year Be it known to the reader, that Bose was a old. The old log hut had been converted into personage of no small importance in the family a pig-sty, and a building of rather more ample of his master. He had his duties to perform

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