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word) into English, to write under the their cbild (the prettiest baby in all the signature of “ Charles Thunder;" a world!) for baptism. One word to these name sufficiently unlike a pet name, one fond parents. "You have full liberty to would certainly think! So much for express your affection for your little the uniform and significant testimony of girl by giving her, in your own home, tbe examples of women who bave had whatever endearing variation of her to do with publicity, on the question of name you may prefer; but, when the the use in public, of girls' pet dames minister, taking your fair child in his
Whilst we bave criticised this practice arms, and boljiog it over the font, says, as not being in accordance with sound solemniy, “Name this child,” then say taste, let us not be misunderstood as Mary, and not Mamie; or Elizabetb, charging a want of good taste upon the and not Lizzie; or Sarah, and not young ladies themselves whose names Sadie. are thus published in catalogues and programmes. They do but follow the custom; no thought of impropriety is in JAN INDIAN RAID IN EASTERN PENNSYLtheir gentle and innocent hearts. Who
VANIA. could find fault with them, as they stand radiant, happy and hopeful, on the
BY THE EDITOR. platform to-day? Who can gaze upon them without a warm feeling of interest | Many of our readers have no doubt and sympathy, or reflect upon this crisis heard of the Egypt church, in Lehigh in their lives, in its relation to what has county. Its records extend back unpreceded and what is to follow, without broken for about one hundred and fifty a strong sense of its unutterable patbos? years, and it may, therefore, evidently In the case of most of these young lay claim to considerable antiquity. ladies, this is their first, and will be their There, on the west bank of the Lehigh last, appearance on the public platform, river and in the fertile region drained -the happier they for that? So, while by the Coplay creek, a number of sturdy all that we have said remains true, no Germans and Swiss made themselves harm has been done by them, and no homes early in the last century, and harm will come to them, from this isola- from them many of the most prominent ted act of using in public the endearing and influential families of eastern PennDames they are known by in their own sylvania derive their lineage. Most of bonies.. Moreover, this much is to be the families bearing such familiar names said, for some of these young ladies at as Kern, Kohler, Troxel, Mickley, least, that, in some instances, these pet Desbler, Schreiber, Steckel, Burkhalt-r, names are the only names they have! Saeger, and Balliet are descended from These are their names, as actually-given the sturdy pioneers of Egypt. by their parents when they were bap. At the time of the first settlement the tized. This shifts the responsibility, and Indians were still in the land. Gradureveals apother ohj-ctionable practice, to ally, it is true, they withdrew beyond call attention to which is our last point the Blue mountains, but for many years in this article. When parents name isolated Indian families lingered on their their children, in baptism, let the names old hunting grounds. The Shawano they give be genuine and original chief Kolapechka, called by the whites names, in their proper form. Whatever Coplay, resided for a long time after the “ variation" of the name they may in- first settlement near the source of the tend the child to be known by, in the stream which has received his name, family circle, let the name that is solemn- He was a good man, and was frequently ly and formally given it in baptism, be employed by the government to carry a real name and not a pet dame. What important messages. It is also related minister has not winced when asked to that an Indian family occupied a wig. baptize a child Katie, or Sallie, or Lulie? wam on the farm of Jacob Kohler, reThere is need of a sounder taste in re- maining there until 1742, when by order gard to this matter. It may be that of the Six Nations all the Delawares in this ariicle will fall into the bands of this region were compelled to remove to parents who are intending to present Wyoming. Everything indicates that
the relations of the Germans and the Send me help or I am a Dead man this Indians were for twenty years, at least, from me Ljnt Dodge exceedingly pleasant.
Sargt. Meguire is shot through the body It so happened, however, that a –Pray send up the doctor for god sake.” Scotch-Irish settlement was formed a few After the attack on Stenton's bouse miles away, on the opposite side of the the Indians burned several houses in the Lehigh. The Irish and the Indians ap- neighborhood, and brutally murdered pear to have been from the first bitter some six or eight persons. On the same enemies, and in several instances friendly day twelve Indians were seen wading Indians were shot without provocation, across the Lehigh river at a place stili while on their way to Philadelphia or called the “Indian Fall," just above Bethlehem on official business. The Siegfried's Bridge, and taking their way most bitter enemy of the Indians was a westward through the woods in the dicertain Lieutenant Dodge, who had a rection of Egypt. It was subsequently fondness for collecting scalps, and was believed that they intended to take venby no means particular as to the means geance on a storekeeper in the neighborwhich he employed in obtainiog them. hood, with whom they had quarreled, The Indians consequently became exas- but that they failed to find the way. At perated, and, Heckewelder informs us, a any rate none of their victims bad dove number of them agreed to take ven- anytbing to excite the enmity of their geance as soon as war should be declared.murderers.
The French and Indian war excited | Oo the northern border of the Ezypt setthe Indians along the whole border, and tlement there were tbree farms, occupied the animosity tbus aroused continued to respectively by John Jacob Mickley,* exist for many years. On October 7th, Nicholas Marks, and John Schneider. 1763, when the troubles were at their Mickley's farm was nearest to the river, worst, Captain Jacob Wetterholt and a and was consequently first visited by the little company of soldiers left Bethlehem Indians. It was a beautiful morning, for Fort Allen. On the way they spent and three of the children were gathering a night at the tavern of John Stepton in chestnuts at soine distance from the Allen township. They anticipated no house. The children were John Peter, danger, but a small party of Indians, Henry, and Barbara ; the eldest was who may have heard that their special eleven years old, the youngest seven. enemy Lieut. Dodge was with the com- No doubt they were as happy as children pany, approached unperceived during always are wben gathering nuts, but the night, and when the door was opened suddenly their joy was changed to terror. in the morning by the servant of Capt. Out of the adjacent forest a band of Wetterbolt he was shot at and instantly painted savages came rushing upon them. killed. Capt. Wetterholt and Sergeant Little Barbara could run but a few steps McGuire were also shot at and danger- when she was overtaken and knocked ously wounded, and Job Stenton was down. Henry had reached the fence, shot dead. Capt. Wetterholt was taken but wbile he was climbing it an Indian to Bethlehem, and died next day.
The Indians did not attempt to enter *John Jacob Mickley was born at Zweibrücken the house, and thus the redoubtable in the Palatinate in 1697, and came to America Lieut. Dodge escaped with his life. That
with his life Thor / in 1733. The family is said to have been ori
ginally of Huguenot origin, the name having he felt himself in a critical position is
position 1$ at first been written Michelet. John Jacob evident from a letter wbich he found Mickley, the elder, left three sons, besides means to send to Timothy Horsfield, of several daughters. His eldest son, John Jacob, Bethlehem, and which we give verbatim: settled on a tract of land adjoining the site of "Jobn Stentons, Oct. the 8, 1763
the present villege of Hockendaqua, Lehigh Mr. Hosfield, Sir, Pray send me help that region are descended. The second son,
county. From him most of the Mickleys in for all my men are killed But one, and John Martin, removed to Adams county, where Capto. Wetterholt js amost Dead, he is he has many descendants. John Peter, the shot through the Body, for god sake send third son, whose escape from the Indians, is me help.
here related, was a fifer in the war of the Revo
lution. He subsequently settled in Bedminster These from me to serve my country
township, Bucks county, and has many deand king so long as j live
scendants in that county and in Philadelphia. threw a tomahawk and killed him in on this occasion the late Joseph J. etantly. Both of these children were Mickley, the eminent antiquarian, of scalped, but the little girl lived in an Philadelphia, delivered an address coninsensible condition until next morning. taining many of the facts which we have Peter reached the woods and hid himself here related. The story is brief, and between two large trees, surrounded by does not tell about the dreadful measures brushwood, where the Indians could not of retaliation which succeeded this Indian find him. Here he remained for some raid ; but it is interesting as giving us a time, bardly daring to breathe, until glance of some of the dangers which our hearing the screanis of the Schneider ancestors were compelled to endure a family, he knew that the Indians were hundred years ago. at that place, and that the coast was clear. Then, without returning home, he ran with all his might to tell the sad news to bis brother John Jacob, who was
DER KESTE-BAAM. at the house of Adam Deshler, where the neighbors often found a refuge in times Der Kestebaam vun alle Bäm, halt ich mer of danger.
far der schönst;. After killing the Mickley children the Wann du net ah so denke kannst, glab ich net Indians, for some unexplained reason,
dasz do'n kennst. did not attack the house of the parents.
Der Stamm is dick, die Rin is brau, die Näst
sin lang in viel; There is a tradition that the Mickleys
Die Blätter grü un schö gezackt, der Schattehad a very fierce dog, who had a special immer kühl. antipathy to Indians, and that the latter Mit seine Blätter, Blüt un Frucht, is er net in was afraid of him, though it is bardly to
der Eile be supposed that a whole war party could
| (Was ebbes rechtes werre will, nemmt immer
'n guti Weil.) be kept at bay hy a single dog.
Wann Mäple schun, un Weidebäm, mit Blätter Passing by Mickley's house the In. steh'n bedeckt. dians came to that of Nicholas Mark's. Hot en die Sun un Frühlingsluft, mit knapper Here the family saw them coming and ,
Noth, geweckt. succeeded in making their escape. The
Wann dan die Luft ʼmol wärmer werd, dasz
1 Eis un Frost vergeht, Schneider family Wtre, however, not so Stellt er sich glei so lustig 'raus, wie mer's fortunate. Father, mother, and three net mehne deht. children were ruthlessly murdered. Two Far'n langi Zeit scheint nix gericht-ken daughters, who had attempted to escape,
Blüthe un ken Frucht; were overtaken and scalped, but subse
(Die Kersche un die Mäple-blüth, find jeder
ohne g'sucht,) quently recovered. As they were very Doch endlich weisze Schwänzcher sich-recht poor the legislature voted them a small in de Blätter drinappropriation. Another daughter was Sel gebt di Blüthe (bass just uf!)—bis sie carried away as a captive, and we are in
'mol fertig sin.
Un dicht derbei, am frische Holz, wachs'n ignorance of her final fate.
kleene Klettcher 'raus-Afier setting fire to the houses of Dort wachse'mol die Keste drin-sel gebt ehr Marks and Schneider the Indians took a stachlich Haus. direct course for the Blue mountains. Die ganz schö sach is so versteckt--'s schwetzt They must have known that the country
niemand leicht dervun, had been aroused, and that their only
Doch endlich wann's mol zeitg is, kummt alles
an die Sun. safety lay in a speedy escape. Their
'S gehn ganze lange Woche hi, doch endlich expedition appears to have been from gebts 'n Lustthe first a mere raid, undertaken by in Die Schwänzcher wachse lang un dick, de dividuals rather than by the tribe as a
Kletcher schwellt die Brust. whole. They sought to take vengeance
Die Schwänzcher gucke weisz, un sin just
"gar zu süsz,'' on the whites for real or supposed wrongs, Die Bolle sin noch grü un zart, un--"steche and only succeeded in injuring & people em ke Füsz.” who haddone them nothing but good. Guck just mol hi, des is 'n Lust-so Blüthe
Op the centenniglanniversary of these wie des sin occurr, nces Oct. 8ih, 1863. a number of 'S sin dicke klumpe-breet un lang, un gar memhers of the Mickley family held a Die Süszigkeit bringt Käffer bei, un Mücke
I ken Blätter drin! reunion at the ancestral homestead, and I allerlei
Macht des mich bös üw'r so gezeug ?-Ich bin OUR POLITICAL DEGENERACY.
jo ah derbei! Des is 'n Genusz(gewisz ich leb!) far Aage, Nas', un Ohr
BY REV. T. G. APPLE, D. D. Nix Könnt mer schönner--besser sei, im ganze, liewe Johr.
It is felt on every side that fearsul
political corruption prevails in the manDie Blüthe verre welk un brau, un falle endlich ab
agement of our national and state gov(So gehts mit allem Blütheschmuck, zum ernment, and that it has entered into the diefe, stille Grab.)
local government of county, city, and Dann wachse erst die Bolle recht, die Stachle town. The subject has, indeed, become spitze sich-
as trite as that of the weather in ordiReech net zu nächst mit deiner Hand, gewisz, sie steche dich!
nary conversation. No matter how the In jed're Boll sin Keste drin, die wachse nau
general subject may be started, when the erst aus,
closing remark comes that terrible corUn wann sie schutzlos wäre drin wär bal 'n ruption has come to permeate and domijedi draus
pate all our politics, assent is readily Die Vögel, Mäus, un's “Kinner-stoff” wär Tag un Nacht druf los
given and so the conversation or discusDrum sin die Dorne ganz am Platz, grad so sion ends. wie bei der Ros' !
Several thoughts are suggested by the Wann dann die Keste weiter sin, un brau, wie subject which may be worthy the earnest Hasselnüss,
consideration, especially of young men, Springt jedi Boll in Kreuzform uf, in weite, tiefe Risz.
into whose hands the direction of politiDoch net zu schnell, hab noch Geduld—'sis cal affairs must soon pass. immer noch net Zeit
I. O'ir first thought relates to the Sie falle endlich deer zn Fusz, dann host du manner and spirit in which the men who sie net weit.
are elected and appointed to hold offices Du brauchst die“ Gert” un Brügel net-kenn Angst un—" Gott erbarm !"
of public trust are commonly spoken of. Erwart die Zeit un hab Geduld bis noch me And the public press must come in here “Keste-Starm"
for a large share of responsibility-a re(Geduld is doch 'n grossie Sach, erspart uns sponsibility that tells powerfully upon Noth un Mün;
the rising generation. We refer to the Wer ohne sie sei Glück versucht-der find's doch werklich, nie!"
universal habit of speaking disre-pectGuck mol so'n Boli genauer ah--Wie fully of men who occupy public places, wunnerbarlich schö
and of those who are aspirants for ofInwennig zart, wie Kissestoff; auswennig fice. Of course the reply is ready at hand
“Stachl un Zäh !'' Was is doch des 'n Unnerschied, un doch die
that a spirited and pungent criticism of Zwe so dicht
public men is necessary in order to re('S gebt viel zu lerne üweral, vum beste strain the natural tendency towards corÜnnerricht.)
ruption. But this necessity does not Vun alle Bäm im Vaterland, ob wild noch excuse the wholesale and slanderous oder zahm,
abuse of those who occupy offices of Setz ich mich in der Schatte hi, unner mei Kestebaam
trust and honor. St. Peter (1 Peter Ich steck mer Blättcher an die Brust, 'n ii. 10) refers to those in his times who Blümche uf der Hut;
“despise government, presumptuous and Un denk derbei, mit süszer Lust, wie haw self-willed, who are not afraid to speak ich's doch so gut!
evil of dignities, &c." From the man
ner in which our rulers are spoken of in ALBUM LINES.—Miss Phæbe L -n
the public press the young are trained once asked Sir David Brewster to con
to think lightly and contemptuously of tribute some lines to her album. In
men in office from the president down to vain did the philosopher protest that
the most inferior office-holder. This verse-making was not his forte. The
begets a want of reverence for governlady would accept no excuse. So Sir
ment itself, and a habit of disrespect for David spatched a pen, and wrote:
those who administer it. In the ordi
nary associations of life meu are taught “ Phæbe,
to treat those around them with respect; Ye be Hebe.
they regard the sacredness of personD. B."
| ality even in those whose lives and ac
tions may not deserve commendation. greater in power and might, bring not Why then should not the same gentle- railing accusation against them before manly courtesy be observed towards the Lord” (2 Peter, ii. 11), or as St. those in office? Nay, why should not Jude has it (i. 9), “ Yet Michael, the even greater care be observed to speak archangel, when contending with the of the personally with gentlemanly devil, durst not bring against him a respect, while their public acts are criti- railing accusation, but said, The Lord c zed, and if need be condemned ? Re rebuke thee.” spect and reverence for government lie II. Qur second thought is, that in at the basis of all civic virtue. But the this unqualified defamation of our rulers public press is responsible to a large ex. there is a vast deal of exaggeration and tept for the mapner in which this is cul- | downright falsehood. Ah, it is said, tivated in the minds of the young. A you do not know the amount of politiman need only be brought forward for cal corruption that prevails; all politipublic office and at once his character cians are corrupt, and you cannot overdo is blackened in one way or another, the matter in denouncing office-bolders. even though it has previously stood fair But here we dissent. The wilful and in the estimation of his fellow-men. The confirmed dishonest and corrupt officehigher the office the more bitter is the bolder is the exception, not the rule. denunciation. Young persons are led Our presidents, senators and governors, to suppo-e from reading such denuncia our legislators and judges, as a class, are tion from day to day that all who are in bonest and upright men. They are so office and who are candidates for office, regarded and treated in private social must in the nature of the case be bad life. How is it then that while in their and corrupt men. We drop titles in private business and social relations they this country, but with them we often, are trusted, honored, and esteemed, they nay generally, drop even a respectful must needs wear a totally opposite address. The name of the president is character the moment their hands touch handied about like that of any Tom, the administration of the government Dick, and Harry, without even the usual We grant there are exceptions. Not al “Mr." a tached to it.
are honest and upright. Corruption in There is no rational excuse for this public places often comes to light; but prevailing disrespect of office and office- we still maintain it is not the rule. It holders. The office and the man may could not be while all the acts and he respectfully referred to even while measures of public men are constantly honest criticism is made of whatever open to the observation and watchful wrong may be connected with them. criticism of the public. There is one point in reference to which ! With all its imperfections, faults, and reformation may begin. And one way corruption, our government and its adto begin it is to introduce a different ministration are immeasurably superior spirit and language into the family and in honesty, integrity, and purity, to most the school. If the press considers it of the despotic and monarchical gove necessary to continue its language and ernments of the past. Wrong and style, let parents and teachers infuse in- oppression are not legalized as they were to the minds of the young respect and in many of those governments, and are reverence for the government, and for even now by some of the governments rulers as “ministers of God” (Rom. of the old world. The people are less xii. 4). This will at least lay a founda- oppressed with taxes, less beld under the tion in the young for a respectful spirit despotic sway of the wealthy and the towards the government, and go far titled, more free to enjoy the fruits of towards counteracting the demoralizing their labor, than in the best governspirit that will confront them in after ments of Europe with all its boasted years from other sources. It may be civilization and culture. said, if the government is bad it ought And yet to listen to some of the to be denounced. We answer no; let purists and reformers of the day one the wrong be denounced, but the gov- would suppose that America is the most ernment be respected. The two are not corrupt nation on the globe, and its the same. “Whereas angels, which are government ready to fall to pieces on