Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, October 11, 1851, Image 1

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1 love the banging hammer.
The whirring of the plane,
The °rushing of the busy saw.
The creaking of the crane;
The ringing ?Attie anvil,
The grating of the drill.
The clattering of the turniiig•lathe,
The whirling of the mill;
The brining of the spindle, a
' The tattling of the loom,
The puffing of the engine,
And the fan's continuous bloom--•
The clipping of the tailor'. shears, •
The driving of the awl—
The sounds of busy labor,
1 love, I love them all.
i lure the plowman's tyhlatte,
The reaper's cheerful song.
The drover's oft repeated shout,
As he spurs his stock alongi
The bustles of the market-man,
As he hies him to the town; •
The hallo from the tree-top,
As the ripened fruit comes down,
The busy, sound of threshers,
As they clean their ripenedirrain, •
And the husker's joke and mirth and glee
'Heath the moonlight on the . xdain,
The kind voice of the dairyman,
The sbephertes-gentle
-- 'Thesesounds of active industry
I love, I love them all.
For they tell my longing spirit
Of - the earnestness of life;
lfaw much of all its happines‘
Comes out of toil and strife.
Not that toil and strife that faintetb
And murmuring all the Way—
Not that toil and strife that groaned)
Beneath the tyrant's sway;
Bat the toil and strife that sprittgetli
From a free and willing heart,
A strife which evet bringeth
To the striver all his part.
Oh! there is good in labor,
If we labor bet aright,
That gives vigor to the daytime
And a sweeter sleep at night.
A good that bringeth pleasure,
Brett to the toiling hours—
For duty cheers the spirit
As the dew revives the flowers. '
Oh! say not that Jehovah _
Bade us ladoras a doom!
No, it is his richest mercy.
And will scatter half lifes gloom!
Then let us still be doing
Whate'er we:find to +k—
With an earnest willing spirit.
And a strong hand rats sn'D rave.
&pillion and Burr.
DISAPPOIN run, and all his hopes blighted, as be
believed, by Hamilton's instrumentality, Burr be-
came eager for vengeance. Humiliating was the
contrast between himself and Hamilton, to whom,
in his anger, he was ready to ascribe, not his politi-
cal defeat merely, but his blasted character also.—
Though fallen from his former Station of command
ing influence in the conduct of affairs. • Hamilton
outnumbered, indeed, but too respectable to be de
spised ; while, of his bitter opponents, 'bone, 'with
any pretensions to character or candor, dottbt
his honor or questioned his integrify. Tar, on the
. other habd,;saw himself distrusted ithd inspeited
by every body, and just about to sink into political'
annihilation_ and peConiary ruin. TwO Months
edliatioa on this desperate state of aflairs wrtught
apple cold, implacable spirit to theilmint of risking
lo own life to take that of hie rival. , lie might
em-have entertained the insanelope-forohougb
cunning and dexterous to a'remarkable degree, he
had no great entellect=that, Harnili . On killed or dis
graced, and drub removed out of the way, he might
yet retrieve ilia desperate fortune's.
Among other publecOuns made in the course of
the late contest were two letters by a I:tr. Cooper,
zealoos partisan of Lewis, in one of which it is
alleged that Hamilton had epoken of Barr as a
" dangerous man, who ought not to be busted With
tie reins of government." It the' other 'letter, at
repeating the above statement, Cooper adds,
"1 mold detail to you a still more despieableopin
lon which General Hamilton has eitpressed of Mr.
Bare , •
upon this latter passage Burr rieizerl as the means
rrt fining Hamilton into a duel. For his agent and
assistam therein be selected William P. Van Ness,
a young lawyer, one of his most attached partisans
and rot less dark, designing, cool, aril implacable,
than hinrolf. Van Ness wasient tit Haman:re with
'copy of Cooper's printedletter note' kern
Burt, insisting upon " a prompt iiid OnqOati4iii
knowledgment or denial of the use tiftmir . 0 2 P,7 9 , 14
ions which 'maid warrant Coopeilrheline : :'
Perfectly well acquainted' 'both
Tan Ness, and perceiving as welt from Van Ness's
roarerration as froinHitres note a
i eettlerl munition !
lo fix a quarrel upon him, flantiltori' declingil and
immediate ar.swer, promising a . reply in writing
S at,
ilia earliest convenience.' In that
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Tost's attention to the feet that 'the
le,' however in generateiialgerition:liMiliht 1 1 1 ply imputations upon persohal,'hostrii 'Uri'
Planation' ) might be airk4d,irel fi-O4 Its eonneo
km mused in DV. CopPealettiliNpitsga i
'46 ' 63 ' ta -Tr ii qßa t iS l inkittPai i i i rt a 4in f ß e a a
ect, is nothing more was said' about' the defa
me statement referred to in inelaittergellt4; 'is to
' 4144 it be adminad.thitooetpliatitiory
'las demandable. _Stili r ilamiltaistitp
fin 'iodinate to avow or disavoti
4 4 which herriigMbetitaigerf
44 added Initials's:llllmi would Itonsetii ifibein64; - 1
'Vied generally as tomphitheriborWait iirsiPerl - '6lll'
'al Nog in thazcanse of fiftereit yea» of I pitglicid .
4 mPvtitiou to justify infamous Whiohothariztfligf*
hare drawn, Urns exposinghis'cander-Irria
ly to i njurious - imputation, ou the p r, of ialP
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might *aye misapprehended
_him.. gg More than
84. the,lettetconcladed,..g!can not fitly be ex
pected from me
,; eepeoially , it can not. be, reasons
bLy expected that I shall enter into any explanations
a Wale to vague whit you have sulopted.—
q bust, on Marerreffectiony you will see die matter
in the.same tight, 1f not, l can only regret the cir
cumstance,.:mtl,must abide the coutiequences " •
Burr's curt, rude , and offensive reply began with
intimating thatilamilion'a letter was greatly' defi
cient in that sincerity and delicacy which he pro.
firmed so. much to valcm.• The epithet' in question,
in the common understanding of it, implied dishon.
or, It having' been affixed to Burr's name upon
INunilton's authority, hewn bound , to say whether .
he had authorial it, either directly, or by uttering
expressions or opinions derogatory to eines honor.
• It was apparent from this letter, and it was sub
sequently distinctly stated by Van Ness, that what
Burr required was a general disavowal on the part
of. Hamilton of any intention, in any conversation
,be might ever•have held, to convey impressions
derogatory to-the honor of Burr. •
Granting Burr's right to make this 'extraordinary
inquisition•into Hamilton's confidential conversa
lions. and correspondence, it would have beim quite
out of the gnestion for Hamilton to make any such
disavowal. His practice as a lawyer had given
him full insight into Burr's swindling pecuniary
=suctions, and he tadlong regarded him, in his
private+ arr well u his political character, as a con
summate villain, as reckless and unprincipled ws he
. wag' cool; audacious, and entmprising— , an opinion
which he had found fr ne occasion to express
more or less distinctly hile 'waning his federal
friends against the arts of Barr
. desirous, however, to deprive Barr of any possi
ble azense fOr persisting in his morderons Mien•
thing, Hamilton caused a paper, to be transmitted to
hint; tbrotigk Pendleton, a brother lawyer, who act.
ed as his-friend in this matter, to the effect that, if
properly addresseil—:for Qart's.•eecond letter was
considered too insulting to admit of a reply—he
sbuttld be willing to state that the conversation allu
ded to by Dr. Cooper, so far as he ,could recall it
was *holly in relation to politics, and did not touch
Upon Bitres'irtivate character ; nor should he hesi
ate to make atr equally prompt avowal or disa
tvowal as to any other particular and specific con
versation as to which he might be questioned.
Hut as Burr's only °Neel *as to find "a pretext for
a challenge, since he never eonld here expected
the general disavowal he demanded ; this offer was
pronounced unsatisfactory and a mere evasion; and
again, :a second time, disavowing in the en. me
breath the charge made against - him Of predetermin.
ed hostility, Burr reqttested 'Van-Ness to deliver a
challenge. Even after Redelivery, Hamilton made
a Wither attempt at pacific arrangement in a second
paper, denying any, attempt to evade, or intention
to defy or insult, as hid been insinuated, with par
ticular referetice to the closing paragraph of Ham
ilton's first letter, in Burr's. observations, through
-Van Ness, on Hamilton's first paper. But this sec.
oni paper Van Ness refused to receive, on the
ground that the challenge had beta already given
and accepted. It was insisted, however. on Ham ,
ilton's part, as . the Federal
- Circuit Court was in
session, in which he had many important case
that the meeting ahoold be postponed till the Court
watt over, since he was not . willing,'by any aet- of
his, to expose his cheat! to embarrassment, loss,,or
It was not at all in the spirit of the professed du
elist, it was not upon any paltry point of honor, that
Hamilton had accepted.this extraordinary chailen _ e,
by which it was-attempted to hold him answerable
for thenninerous imputations on Burr's characte ,
bandied about in conversation and in the newspa
pens for two or three years past. The practice of
duelling.-*o,niterly condemned ; indeed, he had
himself already been a victim to it in-the lass of hie
eldest son, a boy of twenty, in a political duel some
1,0 Years.previously. .Asa private citizen, as a
fian ,under influence of moral and religious
' ono:moieties a husband , loving and loved, and the
ther ot.a numerous and 'dependent family, as -it
debtor .honorably disposed, whose debtors might
stiller by his death, le had every motive - ler avoil
ing the meeting. So lie. stated in a paper which,
under a premonition of his . fate,. he took care to
leave behind him. It was in his character of a
public men ; it Was in that lofty spirit'of patriotism,
of which examples are so rare, ring high above
all Jtersonal and private'Consideiations—a spirit
magnamimousland self-sietificing (0` the last, how
ever in this instance uncabed far anti mistaken—
thit l .he accepted the foal challenge.., •'" The ability
fuluru useful , " such .was hisournsiaiement
of hiti motives,- 4 -whether in resisting mischief -or
effecting good in those COO 4 of. our ..publio,.ailairs
which 'are jikely to happen wpnlil-pmbably to , ins
Separable from ocouformity with preindicein this
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Mut candont towords,-1i opponents by
which Hamilton was over„so, nohly.„ disthothshetl,
:but of which • t+o Tery.,Tidom,„intleed, did he ,e,vei
exkrience airy return, he disavowed in this paperi -
the lasrhe ever w , traX, arty.disposition to oink any
odium to Burfasidioclitstbiirptstiiniar case. He
,deniedfeelinglowards Bar any personal ill,,yvph
WEileihei r idinitieltihii i haat*
100: been
some cases , might bare been } o ocoasiouecL by tt►ir
::ttia.iiOCß6ilifigeil on ii4ii!iiinOitieiOii!trOpOry,„
4cmpfor ! , , tp,!l
hint ,
ioiAitpiiiiiip*i,l4l7i'ddipOi, j jO rOitOifipp,
itHi'reotrold;.`tufd l etfromindoiit'eitalito to' fife second, Itt,
41thhhhrindlliktvia4siaitliitte; 1 401".91. 1
The giiiiinik‘of!tiiiiMMi, the leirseY Shore,
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opposite New York, -were at the OW the . usual
field of these singlo - combats,ther4eltieffy by reason
of the inflamed.state of political feeling, of frequent
occurrence, end very seldom ending'teithont blood
shed. •The day having imen 'fixed, and the hour
appointed at seven °quoit in*the morning, the par
ties met; accompanied only by theirgeconds. The
-barge-men, as well as Dr. Hosackohe surgeon mu ,
-tually a,greed upon, remained, as esual, at a dis
tance', in order, if anyfatal result should occur, not
to be witnesses. The'parties having exchanged sa
lutation, theymconds wageted - the distance- of ten
paces, loaded the pistols ; made the other prelims
nary artungementii and placedthe combatants.—
At the appointed signal, Burr took deliberate aim,
and fired. The ball entered Hamilton's side, and
as he fell his pistol, too, was tmconsziously discharg ,
ed. Burr approached him apparently somewhat
moved ; but on the suggestion of his second, the
surgeon and barge-men already
_approaching, he
tamed and hastened away, Van Ness cooly cover•
ing him from their sight by opening an umbrella.—
The surgeon found Hamilton half lying, hall sitting
on the ground, supported in the arms of hie second.
The pallor of death was on his face. ." Doctor," he
said, ' , this is a mortal wound ;" and, as if over
come by the 'effort of speaking, be swooned quite
away. As he was carried across the river, the
'fresh breeze revived him. His own house being in
the country, he was conveyed at once to the house
of a friend, where be lingerei for twenty-four hours
in great agony, but preserving his composure and
self-command to the last.
The news of his death, diffused through the city,
produced the greatest excitement. Even that par
ty hostility of which he had been so conspicuous-an
object was quelled for the - moment. All were now
willing to admit that he was not less patriotic than
able, and that in his untimely death—for he was
only in his forty-eighth year—the country had so&
fered an irreparable lose. The general feeling ex
pressed itself in a public ceremony, the mournful
pomp of which the city had never seen equalled. A
funeral oration was delivered in Trinity Church by
Governor Morris, at whose aide, on the , platform
erected for the speakii, stood four eons of, Hamil
ton, between the ages of sixteen and six. Morris
briefly recapitulated Hamilton's public services and
noble virtues—his purity of heart, his rectitude of
intention, his incorruptible integrity. " I charge you
I to protect his lame !" he added ; it is all that he
has left—all that these orphan children will inherit
from their lather. Though he- was ; lsompelled to
abandon public lite, nexer for a moment did he
abandon . . public service. He never lost sight of
pet interests. in his most private and confiden
tial contersations, the single objects of discussion
were your freetiont-erid happiness. You know that
he never courted pier favor by adulation or the sac
rifice of his own judgment. You have seen _him
contending against you, and' saving your dearest in
terests, as it were in spite of yourselves. And yoo
now feel and enjoy file benefits resulting from the
firm energy of his conduct. He was charged with
ambition, and wounded by impotations, lie declar
ed, in the proud independence of his soul, that he
never would accept of any office unless, in a for
eign war,'he should be called on to expose his life
in defence of his country. Ito was ambitious only
of glory ; but he was deeply solicitous for you. For
himself he feared nothing ; but he feared that bad
men might, by false professions, acquire, your eon ,
fidence, and abuse it to your ruin."
In Hamilton's death the Federalists and the coun
t!" experienced a loss second only to that of Wash
ington. Hamilton possessed the: game rare and
lofty qualities, the same just balance of soul, with
k ess, indeed, of Washington's severe simplicity and
awe-inspiring presence, but more of warmth, varie
ty, ornament, anifgrime. It the Done in architec
ture be taken as the symbol of Washington's char
acter, Hamilton's belonged to the same'grand style
as developed in the Corinthian—if less impressive,
more winning. If we add Joy for the lonic, we
have a trio not to be matched, in fact not to be op•
preached, in our history, if, indeed, in any other.
Of eartlkborn Titans, as terrible as great, now an
gels, and now toad and serpents, there are every ,
where enough. 01 the serene and benign sons of
the celestial gods, how few at any time have walk
ed the earth!
TIM Wipr..—lf you wish to be happy and have
peace in the family ; , never reprove your husband
in company—,even if that prool be ever so light. II
he be irritated, speak no angry word. Indifference
sometimes wilt prodece unhappy conseqences. Al-
Ways feel an intereSno what your husband under.
tikes; if he is perplexed or discouraged, assist him
with your,,milea - and happy words. If the wile is
careful hou‘shirpond acts,
,speaks and looks, a 0013.
San 4 . !PElRY_!teirthe would cheer ypur existence,
where , now there. nothing bo,t clods of glottal,
%mow 'and discontent , The wife, above all others,
siteurd sure to please her husband; Mouthp home
attractive. • • •
Sunnis kip eotr? or ereman.
who has aluLthe earevla country parish; not very.
farAnn, ' Cheriestoni one. Sunday ; taring a 'Nissen
eiprotracllal 4 . routivprayed very earnestly for fain.'
Atiie.ckina ottitliausices f ' one of his pariskonets .
apfirot.subod. him and exclaimed): •• ;
• - v f:!-Wttp:Mr..A..,!kowcame ,ydn'ito praylor rain?
!Do yen not know thatmost of us !ow in the' midst
- otharvest; aniphatlain wapiti be. injerionslo' as
just nowedry an it ignanniir is?'. • '"
•;t.i 3 0 . 4.Per, 1 ?-ieplis-tahisprewheril - kniinr ail`tfint;
*:bottaew r tintuher act have just sown-a fii3l4 of fin=
nipti t anaptayealbifraiit my 'loam tiecounilit
do abipiarlatitidehl ,editor lievirig.'..courted • a
'ancitapP.lioi,to her fatherithe pldrittursafttp; i
gratitrey rdatighierw.4whar On of -it .
vr.ill yoitinakel;Whav wiii: ••you
rrt. •, ' • • •
!",replied CI other, look tip vacantly
"0, give her a puff."
"Talo'her? replied the father.
(From the ii!!!IFFelEn
. wfAtt WARNING.
IT mass Awes wiz's'.
Through, the autumn mists so a red
Shoot theelim and golden stocks
Of the ripe corn. Wurtha
Let us cut them for our docks.
`Answetieti I, wheat maritime leaves'
Her bright foot prints on the sea,
As I out and bind the sheaves,
Worths, thou shalt glean for me;
Nay, the fall moon sbjnes so bright
All along the vale below.
I could count our flocks to night;
Haco, let us rise and go.
For when
the risen nto'nt
Leave's her foot : prints on the sea;
Thou tnay'st cut and bindlhe corn,
Bat [cannot glean for thee.
And as T my reed so-light
Blowing sat her fears to calm,
Said she, Ham yegternight, -
1n my dream I missed a lambi
Ana as down the misty vale
Went I pining for the lost,
Something shadowy and pale. • Sl—
phantom-like, my pathway CMSse
Lying, in a daily bed.
Low acrd dark, but full of peace.
For your covering, softly spread, _
Is the dead lamb's snowy fleece.
Passed the sweetest of al/ eves,
Morn was breaking for obr flocks:
Let us go and bind the sheaves,
MI Me slim and golden stocks:
Wake, my Worths wake—but still
Were her lips as still could be,
Aud her folded hands too chill
Ever more to glean for me.
Asiatic Weapons Elf the Exhibition
A discovery was made in the early part of Fri
day by one of the attendants in the India depart
ment of the Exhibition, while) employed m clean
ing some of the India weapon's, which somewhat
terrified the operator. The weapon in cluestion
was a dagger, with gold hilt and handle, and richly
omame ted case; and - while pressing oti one pad
111 the
hurdle somewhat heavily, he was astonish'
ed to see what appeared to be the single blade
gredoally expand and-open out into four double.
edged pointed Wades, leaving a spear like' weapon
in the centre of them, with four sharp edges. This
five-bladed weapon , with its twelve sharp edges, is
without exception one of the most mordekonit-rook.:
ing specimens ever seen. In the' edlleations of
this class of weapons there are several other in
strnments of a similar murderous character, among
which may be mentioned a three-bladed knife,
manufactured in the states of Ulwar, the crx.struc.-
tion of which has sorely puzzled many of the most
experienced coders. "The blades are not arranged
in the ordinary manner, fait two of them together,
widi their handles, are concealed in the blade and
handle of the outer or larger one. They are all of
the finest Damascus steel, with exceedingly keen
edger. There is adagg,er with two Wades, also
manufactured at thwar, of the same construction,
and of exceedingly beautiful workmanship. As
fine specimens of ornamentation may also be men
tioned three daggers manufactured in the states of
the Rajah of Joupdore, one from 141epauli one-of
dark steel inlaid with gold from the states of Raj
pootana, two Banneese, and stiletto' or Malacca
dagger. There are also some weapons ofa similar
chanictor, one with a beautiful enameled • bilt,
manufactured of indigenous materials, from the
lacpootana states. The far& knife of TIN,' BUN
mese Is also a-rormtitable-tooking weapon =ob-
".Secret Prayer I"
A very honest minded but illiterate negro, " way
down in Virginia," attended . a camp-meeting some
time since, in his vicinity ; and • among other ad- -
vice tendered him by tbe Worthy brethren aseem•
- bled, he was recommended to ego away in secret,
and pray for the forgiveness of his sins.
This suggestion watt overheard by two or dime
wicked 'wags—such as always are found hanging
round a camp-meeling, and they followed the dar
key out to watch his movements.
Misname Was Gold th waite, " Cu ffy Gold hwaite'l
he was commonly cilled- 1 4nd he was 'very dull
of sight; having but one eye, Rut of which he could
see but very indifferently. When he inquired what •
he should say to the Lord, he was told to . " go
humbly and use his own language f' whieh would
be most acceptable.
So Cully sauntered down into wilosit, followed by
a brace of the b'hnys at Wilffirdistance behind, w.ho) .
villainously provided themshives with s bob's& Of
water. ' - cCtifir fumbled along and finally' relabbed at
sharp cliff, at theitase of which he knelt down, and
cotisineneed ae followel—
, —"cioil 'tonna', Masi Go? mighty. th# ch.te
is Werry wicked, and Vniplyoudtatatnt know lim
bs Catty Goldthwaite,all de silty lime de Hato,
muk plantashia - an' de gentlemen tea me dat it I
axes for it, de gitaaidirdii(tat trill be showred
down upon dis insignigatin4iggsti o
At this. moment down,fams the, pailful r of cold
water tram abase theeige.Ofttie styssh,ou
0e! . 0014 gi4zw.
ed 'Sboat'birn, bleW the chilling 'Water tram , his
mouth—and white his eye rotted ttselt almost my
side out, from his excitement and me, tie added..-
! I Datli API Ma," 4 7,1 6 0 1- 0 lcq.dis lime ..*l r n
epee all, tight, but dati 1114)Wflt, polder cold,
*kr', , ,
any hool~ ; slase:at
. w a s the IA lime ' that Cuff,y Goldthwake
went out to pray in secret.. .
A Yankee juseinvented -a to' catch trite.
ifei . eafte:T bed in=a 641itt Mach in-'
listed by these iinietale;andeti rittyelf,'Pat'aet ° oii
14,1ti.:'-ThenstieWciiir' your piihiw :80171e strong
steilliiticheeber; 1 . 104 ern feat: r `.her inse t .some
barley - meant. Meta Dia, aintst
codfish. Keep awake till y'ou'filill the raii"iii'ii*fark*;
cO4 Men make a frab2;
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From the Tnbune of kt. L • ,
The &pantie b Search of Sir loii
. The o Advance,' Capt. De Haven, bait arrived,
n the order her name bespeaks, from a voyage tin-
tlertaken in philanthropy, full of peril, lull of inci
dent, and successful in everything but the great ob.
ject of her search. The fist grand cacao for Mi.
umph is, that all her hadshipt, enterprise and tlan-
ger have not cost the sacrifice of a single life. How
eminently this'blessing is owing to a protecting end
ever watchful Providence wilt be apparent from a
simple narrative o$ the incidents that befet the
pedition and ifire pent:Say triati by whFch the Ad
vance was tested, in those hitherto unknown and
untravelled seas. Tiul) God was oh the waters
shaping the destiny of tuts great mission of Charity,
even though fated not to discover the Iong•lost
The Ameri&tn Expedition entered Wellingt, on's
Sonnd on the 26th of Aug., 185 e, where they met
Capt. Perry with the lady Franklin, and Sophia,
and were afterwards joined by Sir John Rosa and
Commodore Austin. On the Ilefth, Capt. P'erry dis
covered - unmistakable evidence of Franfifin's first
Winter, quarters.—tbree graves with buteriptions on
wooden headboards dating as late as Apri fy 1846.
Their inmates, according to these inscriptions, were
of hie crew—two from the Erebus end one from
he Terror. There were beeWe fragments of tom
canvas, articles of clothing, wood and cordage, un
doubted evidence of a large and long encampment ;
bur affording no indications which worth.: serve as
guides to the seareherS or give,ersuranee to hope
On the Bth of September the-Expedition forced
through the ice to Barbw's bile!, where they liar
rawly escaped being locked in in the ice._ But they
so tar succeeded, and on the I tth reached Griffith's
Island, the ultimate limit of their Western progress,
From this they set sail on the 13th, with the intent.
tiolf of returning to the United States, but were
looked' in, near the mouth of Wellington's Channel.
Here commenced those peritons advbnteres, any
thing cornphrable to whibh, were never endoenter
ed and' survived. By fotce of the northern icedrift
they were helplessly drifted to 75 2m. N.
lat., and thence drifted again into Lancaster acend,
somewhat, we should say, in a aouth-Masterly di.
rection. The' agitation of the ice elevated the Ad
vance nearly seven feet by the stern and keeled
her 2 feet 8 inches starboanl,. In thA' position she
remained, with stuns slight Changes, for five con
secutive months. And while - in It the depth of wm- -
ter closed Its froeen terrors arotind the expedition.'
The polar night fell upon them, and for eighty deys
no rays of solar light- broke upon' them. The
thermometer (Fahrenheit) ranged 4O degrees be.
low zero, and sometimes sank to SO. Early in this
awful, night. (November lith,) the Rescue was
' abandoned, for the purpose of economizing the luel,
and the crews of both vessel' determined to brave
their fate tegether. They every moment expected
the embracing ice would crash the vessel td atcrms;
and consequently stood prepared, sleeping in their
clothes with knapsacks on their backs, to try chances
on the ice, mid storm, and 'terror, and night. For
this terrible trial they had made every preparation;
had provisions sledged and everything in readiness
which might 6e useful for such a journey. They
were then 90 miles from land, and so certainly did
they expect that they should make this aliirming
trial that on two occasions, (Bth December and 23d
January,) the boats were actually lowered and the
crews assembled on the ice to await the catasimplie.
During this pedal the scurvy became , epidemic,
and assumed an alarming character. he progress
defied,all the mend -ramadaw and ow? threw men
escaped the attack. Capt. De Haven was himself
the greatest sufferer. The constant,. use of fresh
water obtained from melted ice, active mental and
physieat exertion, and the care of Divine Provi
dence arrested any' fatal result; and the disease
yielded to a beverage compose of a sort of apple tea
and lemon jute. After entering Bafilirs Bay, Jan.,‘
t 3, the ice became fixed, and the- little expedition
became stationary and fist in the midst of a vast
plain, of ice, 90 miles from any land. Thestores
materials and cordage were stowed away in, snow
, houses erected on the ice, and encampment \vas
formed, with all the appearance, if not the solidity,
of terra firma. The tables of ice varied' from-three
to eight feet in- thickness.
Nor was tine situation of peril and awe without
its atiractions, Auroras Parlrelia—(mock suns). and
mock moon!, of the most vivid lustre succeeded
one another without intermission, as day approach
ed, the twilight streaking the northern- horizon,
were vividly beautiful. At length the God of Day
showed his golden:face (18th Feb.) and'wa. hailed
with three hearty American cheers. Gradually its
influence was felt, am' the waxen-like color of the
complexion, whichthelong night bad soperintinced,
gave place tcr freckherend - tan. : The disease, too.
quickly dirappeareff. ;
On the 13th of May the Betebe Waste-occupied.
.. The disruption of that ice was sudden and appal.
ling. In twenty- minutes from ifs first moving the
yeat field, as far as this eye contd. ; reach, became
one mass of moving floe*, alit tfievexptiilitiomenes
more drifted southward.- By et eontinued provides'.
tial 'assistance: it 'passed the perils of Lancaster
Seurat and BtifFins. Bay, anti .op the tacit' of June
emerged into open water, lat: 65 deg. 90'ni: N., a
little soutkof the attic circle, being thus 'relbatieti
frem;an imprisonment of.nearly nine months, dte‘ -
iog which they helplessly drifted 1,060 'miles.-
While, in Loneaster Bound the roar of the rolling
water and tumbfmg Ice exceeded ell earthly
land was sometimes so feud ned Stunning as to ren
der both void? reitthearit4 Useless:
Capt. De Eleven's gist erare oft' was to
repair damages and restore the-health and Vigor of
theeriSq. rifilt,thet.,object y Ittihad 040560,
where Mier kehoq , delay, with must'
:bated' ecirisage_ end . . unflinching pctitese, epee
July the ex
petliiiOn apt ke some whalersi ,P 4 0 1 1 ..the; 8 1h Fur ;
sea the iilialing'Beetty 1 46 Dutch "Mantis, Own ,
arrested by the ice. By the 11th the
reached/affines Island, and entered through vast
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Masses of ice. Herwthe-Prifirre Albert ,
They continue] iifdorepany,ill , Augoist id, vraipitg.
thteekti'the ice, when the Prince detertuined to try'
the southern pissige. Ete Haven persevered faiths
course until - the Mk; When:he beesnie doinpletely
entangled' irr and bergs . ; Es
perill : oldie most alarming
kind. The floatirig lett hiote hi the gulwarks,.and
covered, die deck in broken mettles like mcks tum
bled pall meli' by a . mmintaiii torrent. 71e more
than iron endirraiiiik of the aillent ships were se
verely tested by the Brush .crithe dosing ire, but
they rose to the pressure as if deTititigllie elernental
strife, baffled its fury, and' sinneWhat disabled, but
stile wifticnit s plank - yield - Mg in any vital , Part; rode
safely in an open road on the filth day of Ahgust.
fiere, finding tlib north and *eat ilrea,lY closed
against Meld, the Snierieafi ExPeilifien !141 •1 their
sails and bore hornewakefter' having dared and'
suffered, and overcome difficellies and dangers
such as scarcely it ever beset the path of the Mari-
H is supposed the English Expedition wintered'
at or near Foil Afirrtyr, amFtlieneepiceeented`theii
voyage Westward. The Alfieri-can ExpeditiOn i there
fore, viati in positiciii niore-tesorable to the search.
It was a higher latitude, and the so.efillid Maid
(open sea)'cotild not It*verbdie 111 distant but the
int:citable drift fine the waters of the rimester'
Sound was fatal to its springProgress, Oa fatal to
the chances which iie enterprise bed`won.
The officers and crew of the other vessels of the'
expedition were all in good health and spirits up to'
the lath Sept. 1850.
The Advance parted with her consort in aheavy
gale oft the .Banks. The latter is expectedtifo-•
mentaiily. The Advediebrings several
from the encampment of Sir John Franklin, a pair'
Of fiihilEisituirizatik dogs and sointi'ditielei Of act- -
°eq.'s,- 'Thus -ends this noble gipedificin, 'without'
discovering any satisfactory index to the late of Sir
John Y-raiiktin;•: but at the same tune Withinit'any
'eitidinee to tonclinle Wittier' libk: Sir John might'
-have won' the point whidi the Advance was baulk
ed of by the r fatat drift anti Lanc a ster Sinifid: If ao,
ad it is not impassible, there is no reascin to doubt
'the possibility othitnself and crew surviving in
- those regions Where addle has adopted the re
sources of lite to the rigors of the climate.
The gratification of the officers on once more
reaching fiheir native land-is in no- small degree
enhanced by the reoollectioc that in no scene, no
matter how trying, Was their trust in and mutual
love for each other interrupted ; and Capt. De Ha-
Sen Cabs the most lively.recolleetton of the gal
lant'imflinching dondnet of officers and crew.
Patric Aefizatchicia Erritsottorwisv.—Ctrit or
the richest jokes of the times dame off rife 4 week's
since at one of the chOiches in Newbnryport. A
new pastor had jest been installed—a' ift
those parts—and one Sunday, a notice el an anti
slavery leettire was sent in for him to read. This
announcement Chanced to be written on the,bsert
of a shop bfll,letiing forth a long•list of boots ai d
shoes and findings, to be found at Deacon —'s'
ltiore. The new preaCherman happrined to take the
blif, printed tide uptiot once dreaming of the
chirography in pencil on the reiersis—bethmight it
a orieer way to advertise Wales; hit it' must be the .
enstorri in. thkke parts - , or . if would' not' ha sent
perhaps the man is poor and'oeeds a' liiticflift—
thes donerudtid flit, parson, and; Itirtfitvilli lie, went
into' the dbal•aii's stoeiaitd trade,' with an omit.
sioosfrerittirli,iii'ah undertone, iouching the anatogy
orsonre or - Ittiv attielk to spiritual matters; ttius
it Boots - and sixties of every iittietY.Lalsb, (hidings
of all sods, sucyits lasts and boot.trees, ferm.scews
and boot fatale; clamps, hammers, lapsiones, sew•
ing autr prigg,ing awls; punches.-1 trust they are Dot
made of bmhtly 7 Leed's thread, -lastings, linings
and bindings—r hope his zeal in the church will'
be both tasting and .601,dinivebbingq, galloons;
ribbons, boot-cords, seteleather— keep a look out
for the spiritual as well as the temporal sacs ofoue
flock, if you please, deacoti—blacking, bayberry,
tallow, bewtwas i brogart&—these cannot be for the
southein trade, r DOM—mortal° goat skins;—let's
keep the goats out'of onr fold, deacon—rolling, rub"
bing, and-crimping machines, &c., and-so
un—for sale at Deacon —'s store, cheap for casts
—amen !"—hoskm Parr.
" /LYE YOU HIM Jesestt ?"—Two York.'
shire men, ohly a few months in this country, were'
out patridge hunting lastiall a alt one gunbetweeti
iherrr. Seeing for the first time in iheiV - Ii es sere&
sqUirre" I, which itedgetrto the opposite side of the
tree within reach from the 'meat, the telli:4
out the gun Frei t stealthily tip to this trett,amtreleb
ing around oriddenty seizetrthe curiotti'
Jonathan , who had siiiiibreathlessrahileiy! watched'
the movement . orhis friend ihrpfired at theihstant.
a leave Pfgcreten - litin, Jernini a Kai'," an. -
swerekt Jaime', endeavoring to shatiri . ofr sq.
rel' whieti had his. Witt' through' hie - ththritif it'.
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but I, tholigh 1"
IssiiridbMC-I!klitil an old mitieWim belieye,d
that 'grithat i wal - to - be will' be." li"ve4 Mi...
knee, and was ens dif going out seyeral miies
threirgli' itreghlni early dines, with very
savage He at ways took big gun with film,
but this time found'thitt aoiifts oiiEiof the tamartatf
:it A. he'sioeld . not go without it, some ofttis
frietultetatiiiilizeWhirti by saj'hig that there Otas no
clatigdi' of the'llidines ;• ttiki he would'notilie
hisiltiliceeirie;'kik : 4oW: et Yes,"says the old fel
lOW;; itbu sulitiese l was to meet an Indian, and'
hrit me hiulcorne, %iatt!cliet do not_to have er9 .
- A LOOK -two trcanti.—When
aidieliv tits - death:bed, he, ezelaimml, "Oa, if V
might be - raisett !" t eaul4
preach as I have never preached bittete-lAtitx
et log into . eternity." '
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