The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, May 05, 1859, Image 1

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Neur.gtvles—PFicer , frogu'Bso to' 9123.
EXTRA. cruncr. OF . $ 5 - FOR REMMERS.
495 Brood Way Now York.
13:C11 AN DtElt, AGENT, MoxTßosE.
These machines Sew from two spools, as pur
chased from the store; requiring no rewinding of
thread; they Ilcm,"Fell, Gather, and Stitch in
a snperiiW style, finishing each seam by their eft
operation, without recourse to the handneedle, as
is required by other machines. They will do bet
ter and cheaper sewing than a seamstress can,
even if she works for one cent an hone, and -are,
unquestionably, the best Machines; in the market
for family sewing, on account of their simplicity,
durability,. ease rf managemenVand adaptation
to all varieties of family sewing—exemning
either heavy or fine work with equal facility._ arid
withoit t special adjustment.
As evidence of the,unquestioned superiority
of their Machines,. the Gaovas & Bitten SEW
ING M.IOIILINE eo:nri,Nv beg lesee to respectfully
refer to the fu Lowing
"Having; loot one of Grover & B.ikerls
chirCes in oily family for nearly a year andThalf.
Ltake . pleasure iti.comuicniling it as every way
reliable f'r the purpose for which it k designed
Sewini.t. —M rs. Josh Oa Leavitt, wirc.
of R d r. Dr. Leavitt, Editor of N. V. Indepen
I confess myself - delighted with your Sewing
which has.heen in my famillfor many
utcinths. It has aliv r aysi been ready for _duty.
requiring no adjustment, and is'ersily adapted
to every variety of family sewing, bF simply
changing the spools of thread."—Mrs, Elizabeth
Strickland, wife of Rev. Dr. Strickland, Editor
of N. V. Christian Advocate.
"After trying several mood machines, I inefer
yours, on account of its simplicity, and the per
fect es*e with which it managed. As Well as
the strength and durability of the searp. After
lung experience, -I feel competent to speak iu
this manner, and to UOTlfidentrlY recommend it for
every variety — ef family sewing."—Thst. E. B.
Simmer, wife of the Editor of Brooklyn Star:
''r have used Grover S. Baker's Sewing' Ma
chine for two years, and imvy found it adipted
to all kinds of family t.ewing, from Cambric. to
Broadcloth. Garrnents hare worn oat
out the tzleing way of a stite - h. The !Machine is
easily kept in order, and,easily used."—Mrs. A.
B. Whipple, wife of _Rey. Geo. Whipple, New
" Your Sewing Machine has Leen in use in lay
family the pant two years, and the ladies request
me to give you their testimdclials to its perfect
sdaliDdnes , i, as well na labor saving qualities in
the perforaiartee of family and household now
ing,:"—Robert Boorman - . New Yoi.k.
" - For several months. we have hsed ("rover S.
Baker's Sea ing machine, and have clime. to the
.eeneluZin that every lady who desirtis - her sew
ing beautifully and errickis done, would he m tst
fortunate in possessing one of these reliable an d
indefltigable • iron needle-women; whose com
bined mtalities of beauty, strength and simplici
ty, are imalunhte.':—J. -W. .lorris, daughter of
Gem Geo. P- Alurris, EditoNf the Home Jour.
[Extract - of rt letter from Thee. R.. Leavitt,
Esq., an Amerieen gentleman, now residiMt in
Sydney, News.utli Wales, dated Janiary Mb,
tis3.] •
* I had.a tent made in Melbourn, in 1853, in
which theie were over three thousand yards of
sewing done with nue of Grover & Baker's Ma
chines, and a single seam of that has uutptoed
all the'thmbie shams sewed by sailors with
needle and twine.".
"if Homer e4uhflie called up from Ms murk . ).
hadesi -he would , iorr the advent of Grover &
Baker as a more benignant miracle ut art than
was. evil- Vulcan's smithy. He would.denounce
midnight skirt making 'the direful,spring of
woes ounumbered.'"—Prof. North.
."I takepleasure in saying, that the Grover&
Baker Sewing Machines have .more than sus
tained my expectation. After trying and return
ing others, I have three of theta in operation in
my different Otis, and, after four years' trial,
hrive no fault to find:'—J. IL Hammond, Stnawr
of South Carolina. :
"'AI! wife has had one of Grover & Baker's Fain
ilySewing, 'Machines for some time,and, NMI satis
fied it is one of the twat labor-riving machines
that, has .been irented- I take much pleasure
in ri-commtMilug, it to the public.".—d. G. liar.
ris, Governor of Tennesse: -
It ivr beautiful thing, and puts everybody
into an excitement of good humor. Were I a
Cotl;lie, I should insist upon Saints Grover and
Baker haring an 'eternal holiday in cornmemora ,
tion of their good deeds for humanity."--iCassi us
M. Clay.
"I think it by far the beat patent in tie. This
'Machine can be adapted from the finest'ismbric
to the heaviest cassimere. It' sews Cromer,
faster, and- more beautifully. than erg one can
imagine. If -mine could not be replaced, money
eculd not buy it."—Mrs. J. H. Br own, Nashville r
"It is speedy, very neat er and durable in its
work; is easily understood and kept io repair.
I earnestly recommend' this Matibipe to all my
acquaintances and ethers."—Mrs. M. A. Forrest,
litruptiits Tenn. -
"We find this Machine to workjo our satis
rfaction, and with ) plessare recommepd it to the
as we believe the Grover-&l•Baker to be
- the best Sewing sfachine use."--Dmtry Broth.
ers,agorae; Tenn. .
"If usect exelusively for family purposes, with
ordinary 'cafe, I will wager they will last one
.*.three score years and ten,' and never'get out
of fit."—LJohn Erskine. Nashville. Tenn..
• "I have had your Machine for mural weeks,
and aw perfectly satisfied that ihe..;work it does
is the best and ' mo.t beautiful that. ever was
made.*--alaggie Aimison , Nashville, Testi. •
"I"uie my Maehirte epos coats, dressmaking,,,
pd fine linen stitching: add .the work is admit
, rable—failetter than the .best haed-sewing, or
`any ether machine I have eves seep."--Lucy B.
Thompson, Nashville. Tenn. .
" t . find the werk the strongest and most beim.
tiful I have ever seen, made ..either by hand or
machine, and regard - the. Graver & Baker,Bfa.
ehine as one of the greatest blessings to our
sex."--birs. Taylor, Nashville, Tenn.
f 617 $27"10e.13
ASHY . . -
-Written for the Democrat
C 0 ILt
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The royal Isabella was holding. a jubilant
festival in her prowl palace at Islitdrid, to
celebrate the subjugation of the infidel Moors,
and the Spanish court was glittering_ with
trophies from Granada and the Alliambre.
There wandered through the'gorgeoris halls.
anti gardens gleatnlng with the starry eyes of
beautiful maidens and the brilliant dress of
gay crevalier,,, a mart of stern, strange aspect.
Ile was hebited in the nicional costume of
plain, black velvet. Mas:es of raven hair,
carelessly arranged, threw the straight, high
brow, and strongly marked features; into
bold The black, piercing eyes were
bent . upon the ground as if meditating the
accomplishment of some mighty enterprise.
.Lie mingled not with the gay revelers 'and
seemed unmindful of the moth around him.
That,tul, dark Man was Columbus.
Baring waited in said fur the return of hie
brother's embassy from England, be laid his
l _plans, for seeking out a new path to the East
Indies, before the gravions' Isabella. She
favored his" project. - We have not to do
with him as a courtier but as the man of
courage; %hen, embarked on Lis frail vessel,
he directed his •cou:se over the boundless
waste of waters that . rolletf , bctereen him and
the new world.
On the morning of the .sixty- lath day
after -his emba.kation from Palos he stood
upon the deck of the Santa Maria, gating
earnestly, almost dubiously, upon the ocean •
wilies - ,.. "seeming, by the intensity of his
glands., to read the prorniseof the future in 1
the liquid scroll. Suddenly 4Lere grew up--I
on -lirs ear the confused murmur of voices in
angry- dispute. His distrustful followers 1
,game pouring upon deck, their swathy faces
growing darker with miscontent and belied.
, They demanded of Colunabds that he put a
and return at once to Spain. Words
Iran high. They threatened to throw him in
the rolling sea if he would not comply with
their request With his brow sternly knit;
and eagle eve flashing scornfully, he braved
all that, reckless band. As if hi, own great
sou l wl;l4pered to him a prophecy
_of success,'
ihe calmed their angry murmurs with the
promise that if land' did not appear within
three days they might turn batik to their
native country.
. .
'What dots and nights of torturing sue :
pen:e and racking d 'ubt followed to the da
-1 trig adventurer. Ali the glory of anticipat
ed disogreries—ail his bright dreams of
wealth and fame—the success of the Jailing
project he bad conternplated for years—all
were staked on a single ohat*e.t Ile re--
1 mei tied firm at his post and !lady ids piers.
I i"g Science swept the horizon ,or, some token
lof land, but vainly. - .•
i The third day of his prokition cloud in
I darkness. r Murky clouds shut out every ray
{'oflightfrom the star-gemmed sky. Not '
idarker the eight than the soul of the great
man as he slowly pac.d his narrow cabin,
1 with hie arms folded 0 -um his heart and his
[ brows knit in stern 'thought ; -while ever and
anon there came, to his ears the muttered'
curses of his mutinous crew.. It was near
1 midnight, when a cry rang out on -the night
sir that startled all on beard like the blast
of . a crumpet. It was "a light ! a light !:'
et that -Ingle exclamation heralded the d,-
covery IA a mighty continent and the rising
,of a light that will not set while the cycles
of‘ , itne are rolling their ceaseless rounds.
ver three centuries and a half ago civil
-1 iz e d man, for the first time, saw the anturri:
1 nal sun rise upon the primeval forests and ser
i dant landscapes of the Western Hemisphere.
As his ears caught the "far-off hum of busy
1 mtiltitudes - vet to he," be knelt and kissed
!--the ground. Around him gathered the dusky
red men, children of another ilime,—another
1 race of beitigswhose voices, with-the howl
i of the wild beast,had alone waked the echoes
tin these grand , old forests since the Creator
pronounced them "good," and • "the morning
stars sang together ; !' ,
It wag a moment of proud triumph for
Colartbus, And he found the reward orhis
courage, and daring heroism, when he Step
ped upon the threshold of the New World
and los far-'eeing ken read glorious proph,-
cies of the future. Even he could not realize
all the greatness of the discover"' his scarcely
seconded efforts had achieved.
MIS Qum following elo
(rent passage closes the Baccolaurate Addres s
rtf th H
e on. - A. 13. Longstreet, President of the
South Carolina" College, at Columbia. to the
reeeiit Graduating Class:—
"You are embarking upon a strange, world
my young friends. It banished Aristides. poi
seller] Socratts, murdered Cicero and crucified
the Lord of iilorr. The spirit of Themistoe
le‘of With., of Anthony and Caiaphas is
still in the world—greatly subdued and law
hound, to be sure, but not extinguished.
You may expect, times to be de
praTti by your rivels,condetnned for your pa
triotism, and tormented for your benefacters;
to have Your confidence abused, your integri
ty derided and to suffer a thousand imposi
tions in smaller matters—from those of whom
you bad a right to expect bett e r tbi ng erb ese
are bard things to bear, say you They are,
so, my young friend., and you never will bear
them as you should unless you take the good,
book for your guide, and look daily to its Au
thor for supplies of strength sufficient for your
trial.- With that chart in your hand, no w
launch your barque .upon the troubled ocean
of life; and when the squalls strike you,- be at
least as prudent as the commoosailor, and be
found hard at the helm, with your chart before
you and your eye fixed on Bethlehem's star.
.Gen. Washington ooce,stopped at a
hotel with a squad of suboidiaate officers and'
attracted the attention of an.lrish servant.
Pat was very attentive to thk general, and
promptly:, attended dint. The general observ
ed the Irishman gazing at him and his of
ficers as they were about departing, and ask
ed l'at bow. he liked the looks of his boys.
yer Wan," replied Pot. "Pm not
competent to judge of the starsin thepresiince
of'tbe sun."
J A. farmer. charged' his hired man
with baying an offensiie breath. 'Thunder
and lightning,' said the employee, 'do you ex
pect a man to .breathe musk roses for tux dol
lars a month r
jur Listening to a lady , who;was pouring
a stream of talk, Jerrol& whispered to the
person near to bim, 'She - will he coughing
soon, and then we can strike' in.7l
WET•`initll's putt,
Three months since I becamean inmateofthe
family of Mrs. Jones. 1 use the *on! inmate ad
vised!v, since it is well known that Mrs.
JO - nes never .takes boarders. In fact, she ex
ssly gave me to understand thltt the only
inducement in taking me was the pleasure
she expected to derive from my society—that
she Was fsr above mercenary considerations.
Of course I feliAattered by the compliment
thus insinuated, though. I confess I was some
what surprised, since all mercenary consider
ations were disclaimed, to be charged -at ti
higher rate than I had ever before paid for
board. Still, I did not demurat this, certain
that I bad at length found a home.
Let me - describe Mrs. Jones, my hostess—
I should say, the lady of whose tardily I be.:
came an inmate. Physically speaking, I
should say that she came of a great family,
her proper iuns being most aristocratic. She
was very gracious and condescending in her
manner toward me, fur which, of course, I
am properly grateful. She always comes to
the table in stiff atin,the very rustle of which
betrays her consequence, and impresses me
with a profound feeling of my comparative
ihsignificance. •
Mrs. duties had a daughter—by 'the name,
of Sopbrouia. In external appearance ,she
was quite unlike her parent, being exceeding
ly tall and slender, while the latter was short
-and dumpy.
Some euthusiistio young man bad ad
dressed hor in a col•y of verses, which she
was kind enough to show to me, as a sylph.
I do nut know much about sylphs—never
having seen nab to my knowledge—but I
question very much whether sylphs Lays
such hair, or nose, with an upward tendency.
I have my doub s, also, as to whether sylphs
squint. Still, lam far from denying that.
Miss Sopbroeia Jones is a sylph, since she
wishes to be so con,idered.
Mrs. Jones' table would, I judge., be admit
ably adapted to a valetudinarian. There he
would find no dishes of unwholsome richriesq,
nothing likely to lead him to Facer' of eat
ing. If, ae some one has said, • the method
must:serviceable 'to health is always to rise
from the table with an appetite, I can recom
mend no place so favorable for carrying
out this rule, as that which lat present oc
About a week aft , rsmy arrival at my new
boarding place, conversation turned at the
dinner table upon a concert which was to
take place' that evening, by Signora Falls
line. I have but a poor memory for Italian
names, but that is the name to the best of
my reeolleetiom.
'I ersii I could' go,' said the fair Soph ,
ronia. •
.11140 you could, my dear, if you had a
gentleman protector,' roplu.d Mrs.' Jones,
Lendei ly.
Hereupon she began to declaim neon the
etittoms of pocitty, which forbade a lady's
attending a place of amusement without., R
gentleman, lamenting that• Sophrouia bad,
on that. actouat, been more tnan once de
barred from grafif)iug her' exquisite taste in
Of cour-e, i could not, in politinesa, re-
Gain from offering my'•service, altiough I
should thereby be prevented from attending
the weekly meeting of the club to which I
Slthsonia, in great confusion, said she
could not think of troubling toe. began . to
hupe that she would not, but tier mother
quickly silenced her scruples by saying that
she was a silly young girl (she's thirty-five if
she's a day,) and thawshe must not think of
Sopronia made no further objections, and
I had the lea.ure of paying a high price fur
E t couple of ticket..
Native not having bestowed upon me
musical ear, I could enter but indiffesently
into the rapture of my companion, who pro
nounced "Signora -Fetaline's singingi
although she con , idered her quite devoid of
per,onal attraction..
The'Signora being built after the model
of Sophronia, I agreed with her in the last
bit of criticism.
7:Do you know,' simpered Sophronia, con
fidingly, I have myself thought at, times
that I was destined by nature,for a prima
derma, or an opera singer, like Signora Fala
falina -
'Then wby didn't you become one V I
'Because ma bad such a prejudice - against
anything of a public character. She felt
that I should be demeaned by so doing, and
told me I should : be content to contribute
to the gratification of my fiends at home.
—You have never beard me sing, I pm.
sume I'
I ha , ' at times beard a shrill voice, in a
very high key, as I sat in my room, which
struck me as being far from agreeable. I
thought it best, however, not to mention this,
and answered in the -negative.
'You must not expect much,' coTptinned
Suphionia ; 'my voice is wild and noCulti
rated. Ma is always telling me that I oueit
to pay more attention to it, but I can't never
sing except when the inspiration seizes me.
If you come in to-morrow eveniog,l will sing
fur you,-if ,I am in a suitable frame fur doing
I expressed my thanks for this disioterest
ed kiodnese, and, as the concert was now
finished, I proceeded. to escort the tidy
As we were pruning through the crowd, it
chanced that some one, accidental or other
wise, happened to jostle my companion. She
immediately clung to my arm, and informed
me the; she bad been ineufted.
'Who did it r stammered I,for;my courage
was not of the highest order. •
In reply, Sopbronia pointed out•a fat gen
tleman with a very- fierce moustache, who
was standing at a abed 'distance.--lidentally
deciding that it might not be prudent to
have an altercation With tact a person, I
4 1 istened to assure myoompanion tbatit must
hsye been an accident.
'No itArits not an accident. It was intent
lotial on bid part. I wish ypu todemandan
apology in my name.' •
'Do you not think. it would be better. to
Arent him with - effect contempt I , -
Sophronis was . by co amine' of thin
Accordingly, approltched the person ,:who
MONTROSE; PA., MAY 5,1859.
appeared more formidable to Me the nearet I
got him, and asked, in what was meaut to be
a resolute }one, what his intention was iD in
sulting alady under my charge.
'Sir-r.:r I' be ejaculated, wheeling sharply
1-repeated my inquiry in a fainter tone,
and suggested Was accidental on his
part. -
Strokidg his mow ache very fiercely, be
informed me , that he aolxplanation to
make—that it 1 wife to hear from him at
any tinie,l could hide the opportunity. and
forthwith • presented me with his earl. With
out stopping tti-loOk •at it, I slunk away in
the crowd and soon, reached . home. My
companioh intimated that she supp6-ed I
should seek satisfaction in the usual way. I
said something indistinctly—l am not ex
actly! sure what—end very thankfully took
leavelof the fair Sopbronia in the entry. '
• Od reaching my chamber,. I examined the
card which he had banded me, sod found
inscribed thereon the name of Captain Achil
les grown. lire doubt be possessed the
qualities which characterized his great name
sake, atid it made me shiver even to think of
a conflict with him.
„Resolving that I would
take every possible means to avoid it, I went
to bed and sank into a slumber disturbed by
delightful dreams in which I fancied myself
shot through the heart by the terrible Cap
tain Achilles Brown. ri •
. .
Early next morning, while in momentary
expectation of hewing the breakfast bell; 1
was startled by a knock at my door. Im
mediately afterwards,entered a tall conia'be,ard
ed like a bard.
He introduced himself to me as a cousin
of Sopbronia,and intimated tbat,having heard
of my difficulty with Captain Achilles brown,
be lied come to offer me his services as a
Thanking him for his kindness, I intimat
ed that I had not yet decided to call out the
gentleman in question.
'Not decided l' said my,sisitor,. springing
to his fee!, causing me to recede two paces,
in some personal apprehension.='Not de
cided! but perhaps I do not understand
you I'
I intimated, rather _uncomfortably, that I
bad conscie ntious scruples against the prac
tice of the duellc.
'Consciaktious fiddlesticks 1' interrupted
my rieitor. 'Sir, you must fight. There is
no alternative. A lady - has been insulted
vihile under your protection. That lady; i.
my cousin. Unless you take mace of it; I
sball be very glad to have you,' said I,
eagerly, thiuking to , ' shift the duel upon
'YOu misunderstand me, said my visitor,
drat ,
'Unless you cballene Captain Brown, I
shall understand it as_ w personal disrespect
for my cousin, and slcall challenge. you.--
Choose 4bict;of-n, Telt will SOO
This was said so resolutely that I suc
cumbed at once. Placed between Scylla
and Charybdi., I avoided the one that was
'Shall I write the wis4ve I' i9quired my
companion, who called himself • Lieutenant
Euslace. •
Tes ; ' I paid, faintly.'
lle sat down at my desk, and- in a few
minutes prodUced thenfullowing :
Sir :—Yoti grossly insulted a young
lady, while under my protection, last evening.
Aea-man of honor, I call upon you loran
ample apology,, or for the usual satisfaction
accorded in such cases. I send this by
Lieutenant Eustace, who is authorized to act
as my second. Yours, dm., •
Pr= &slum
Having signed thii with some V•
in% I inquired as to the character Of:Capt.'
Blown. _,
'I don't I:now much about him replied
my friend, 'but I presume he is. a regular
tire-eater.' •
This was coissaling,—very.
`SuppOie; said I,in d tremulous tone, 'sop
poise yoo • erase the word "ample" before
"apology." I shall consider any apology
'But I shall tint,' replied the ;Lientenaot,
There was n 9 qiiik to be said. He d..
patted with the 1111111ive, and I was left in
'no amiable frame of mind.. Two hours
after the Lieutenant returned • in 'very high
'llas be apologized!' lintpiired eagerly of
'Not a bit of it,' was tlie, reply. 'Ho
says lie will abed the last drop of blood .
first: . _
'What a sanguinary monster be must lie!'
was my internal reflection.
'The meeting is appointed for to-morrow
morning at sunrise, returned the Lieute
nant. 'Weapous-7pistols ; distance, fifteen
. paces.'
'lsn't that rather near 1' I ventured to s re
*Near tof coarse you want it near. Yon
be more apt to bit your man'
'And he'll be more apt to hit me,' I re.
'Of course,' he rt3plied,'you must taktyciur
chance of that'
I wondered whether be would be so con
founded cool about it if he were ;he princi
pal. In fact, as I have often observed, sec
onds are much more scrupulous about the
honor of their principals than they are dis
posed to he of their own. I suppose it is
human nature. I think s it altogether likely
that I might make a fierce second.
'I suppoii you, are used fir pistols,' observ
ed my friend.
'Used to pistols I I remember once firing
one when a boy, to the imminent danger .of
my little sister's life. glace that time, I have
not had one in my bands::
As I strolled. otit into the street, is aiuik
happy,frame of mindot.newsboy thrust into
m y h an d s aß ewspaper, which I mechanically
bought. In looking over the 'columns I ob'-
served that a boat
_Was advertised •as about
to start for 'Havana. The hour ofdeparture
was four in the afternoon. A sudden thought
struck me. Would it not be better for me
to embark for Cuba, than stay and bi shot, •
since this would be andoubtedly the rank of
the duel contemplated.
With new-born alacrity, I immediately re
paired to 'the &oat, and desired te set the
agent. Ire informed as that the bhat Would
start at the-hour iodinated. i l-itaked to ace
the list of pistengere. Running thy eyd
ally down the list, my heart beat rittickly . as
my eye rested on the last name. Could it
he possible that my'dreadedopponent,Caputin
Aohilles Drawn, bad taken passage.—What
could be his motive I
'When did thisieitternin book tie name!'
inquired, hastily.
•An hour since:
'Did he understand that the board started
to-day r
Ares, sir.' A '
'Will you be littd enough to describe him?
Was he tall
'Yes, quite so.' _
'And bad a black moustache, a dark com
plexion, and wore-a large cloak.'
'Yea, precisely. You itn - ow him, then!'
- 'Very_slightly,' said I, carelessly. 'By the
furdon't think I.shall be able to get away
fur a week. I think I won't engage passage
'We would give very good - aocoutoda
look' .
'No doubt of that. By the way, you
needn't mention to ,Captain Brown that any
body inquired for him.
My heart bounded with exultation as I
realized that my opponent, whom I had
dreaded so much, was about to leave the
country for fear of encountering me. What
a joke tkat was ! I laughed all the way
ii?roe, although I endeavored to preserve my
gravity. " •
On the way I purchased a brace of pistols,
which I ostentatiously displayed on reaching
my boarding house.
'To think that you shOuld risk your life
for me !' simpered the fair Soplyonia.
'Miss Sophronis,' said I, with suitable
fierceness, 'no one shall with impunity insult
a lady while under my charge and protec
All the afternoon I practised shooting at w
mark, and was never more lively than at the
Lieutenant Eustace. who was presest,seem
ed, as I tbougbt,considerable eurprivid at the
change in my demeanorPand puzzled to ac
count fur it.
After tea, I intitikl the company to witness,
my will, which I hid drawn up for the pun,
pose of making an impression: I noticed
that Lieutenant E-ustace treated me with in
creasing repent, while &plains repeated
eeveral , times, under her briatb, but loud
enough to be heard . by me : '
•Brave man !'
Biddle and •otbers4 Small raries were de
tached and sent forward tc'elitain intelligence
of the enemy. The reture route brought this
tome - through the settlement, formerly vbited
by Col. liammond; and gave an opportunity
to those favorably disposed. to join, which:
they did with alacrity, and in considerable
numbers. Thus did - Col. H. goon gathering,
strength as be moved, bricking up the To
ries, and thwarting - the plans and manceuv
res of the - TrEish army. I The snccess and
, good effect attending the expirlitioo of thia
little patriot band throttilit all - the . upper
country will b e . remembe r ed si long as his
tory and tradition can transmit the story of
their sufkrings, gallsintrv, or the State
of South Carolina holds a Tingle patriot heart.
The party now nunsbeied about one hun
dred and seventy men, who paved their
work chiefly through the woods and by paths.
It'was not long before thy obtained intelli
gence of a scouting party of Tories, then
some distance in advanealof Furguson's sta
r •
trots, and instantly - designed • to surprise, and
capture them, if possible.— In this, however,
Col. Idarutnond's expectations
_were doomed
to disappointment, for, notwithstanding, his
imovement was conducted ' with the greatest
I rapidity and caution, the Tories had managed
lzy some mean = , to get infdrmation of. his ap
proach, and were up and array before his arri
val. He emceed . them, however, to within
-Inks mile of Fur guson's camp, around which
he passed, coming out at k short distance in
the rear, and found them 411 in commotion.
Lookimg at them fora fewirnoments, be tarri
ed away into the road le ding from Eltobo's
Mills towards Berwick's Ire works, where tie
recruited 18 men.. passing on he reached and
.topped at the house of Captain Dillard, who
was then with him as a volunteer, and got
some milk and potatoes. These refreshments
were taken on horseback, n'fine-Ireing alloeed
Danger of Rubbing-with Brandy. lto dismount.
All this I enjoyed and took the oppor4l
- discourse severely open the inviola
bility of hon6r, is Manse of whieb every
man, ought to be Willing to lay down his
In the courseof the afternoon, I had the
pleasure of witnessing the aailieg of the Ali
el, with Captain Brown on board. 'Bow
much tint fact contributed to inspire in me
these elevated sentiments, 1 leave the reader
to judge.
**.* * • *
The next morning, at an early hour, .I pre
proceedea to the field, in company with my
Captain Achilles Brown was oot there !
I professed a greet deal of disappointment,
and insisted on waiting three hours for him.
Of course it was in vain. All, however,
testifiad to the remarkably courage which I
di-played under the circumstances,and t6nd.
ered their congratulations.
• Sion afterwards I left my boarding•place
to the great regret of the fair LSophia. I
afterwards learned, that, had I shown the
white feather in my duel, it was the intention
of Lieutenant Eustace to force me into a mar
!lags with his sylph like cousin; on pain of a
duehri h himself. The extraordinory 'show
of courage which I manifested, impressed ur
on, him to such a degree that he thought it,
advisable not to offer thii-alternative, lest I
should accept the duel, which he was not ail
disposed to fight.
I have never seen Captain Achiles Brown
since the eventful day on which be did me
the service to , stil for Cuba, nor bare I any
wink to see him. Had he possessed a little
more courage, I shudder to think what might
have been the result.
WO heard the other day of a singular, and,
believe \ a new affect of the application of
•brandt as a medicine. . A gentleman, con
vale-ct ng from en attack of richness, was re
commended by his physician to rub himself
all over every morning and evening yith the
very best brandy. •
The invalid accordingly sent to family gro
cer, with whom he had dealt fpr years, and
ordered a sample of the best old cogoiac.
home it came, and that very evening t( was
ied.--out ward ly, of course. The convalecent
felt better, much better and be continued to
feel better for a day or so, until he awoke
one morning, and to his lintror, discovered
that: his entire cuticle—iit least, where it had
been rubbed with the .old• cogniac, had be
come of a deep crimson color. •
He sprang out of the bed in . alarm. The
family wits aroused; a servant was despatched
ia hot haste for the doctor. _The invalid's
nerves were terribly shaken by this never-be
fore-beard-of catastrophe. What could be
the vanise of it 1-11 e looked a picture for a
painter, as be sat before the 'large looking
glass in an arnf-ebaix, and ruefully surveyed
his crimson cevenng. It was almost ludic
rous; it was quite as bad as Mr. Titliba-
Titmouse's predicament about- his purple
green hair. But this could be no laughing
miitter; it must be some extraordinary pheno
menon, as he explained it to Lie wondering
and alarMedlarnily.
'And just imag ine, my dear, how I shall
look all my life, if this confounded thing
isn't cured. Like a boiled lobstirl I
shall go by no other asme. Oh, dear! oh
dear I'
The door-bell rang ; the door opened ;in
'imbed tie doctor. •
For an instant he could-nit eontaio biro:
self; be bad to drop is a chair-and lath it
'Oh, it is very funny to you no 'doubt,
DOCtor, but bow would you like to go about
all the balance of your days lookibg like as
overdone lobster P
The doctor borst out again, at: this ; but
he saw that - thiti sielt man and family were
really alaitned;_and be soon sobere d down
into his usual, pulse-feeling gravity:
"`litaybe it's the iodine; Doctor t" suggested
thcanzions wife.
'Oh, it's ironed no doubt, said tbd
patient{ inatilgini the rdiing pumas; stiont
in death.
The &WO, shook hie beta:.
'Had that rubbing been done_as he pre
scribed t .
'Yes, faithfully.'
'Good brandy.'
'Yes, the very best; we use no other.'
'Let me have it.
The brandy was brought.
The doctor tasted it,' and shook his head
'l'll take it. home to examine It chemically.
There are so' many tricks among the liquor
dealers.' . , .
- 'Oll, no fear of that with our grocer. He
aelle - none but the best liquora,imported ditect
by himself. • '
'No doubt. Tll look idto it, neverthe
And, calming the family alairn, the good
doctor departed, the poor old clop iao in his
pocket. ' _1
That evening came a note from him.
"Resit yourself perfectly
easy. Thecogniac is,first-proof whiaky,and
won't hurt you.. It was tile logwood in it
that did your' business.",
From the C
Arrza remaining in the mountain districts
just long enough to gsti tbe people-fairly
awakened to a sense of - their danger and their
Wirongs, - "Col. Hammond Moved to another
and more salient point, and taught them, by
example in , the chastisemUnt of the. Tories,
clearly what their duty was, then passed to
North Carolina. Here he[ was soon joined
by several partial of 'Whig., whose. united
force rendered them sufficiently numerous to
justify a larger scope of action. It was,
therefore, determined to march back into
SoUth Carolina, follow u the Beilish, and
gather all the iufoimation they could of their
movements and intentions, harass and de
rroy them to the full extent of their ability,
and, ntlhe rotyne time, to inflict chastisemilat
on the LoyalistS whenever and whe;ef,rer
fund. Cul. Hammond now sent out ex
presses in varions directions to apprise any
Whig parties that might - be fallen in erlth , of
ida'utrength and intenti ons. This had the
effect of drawing tit him several companies or
bodies of men underthe command of McCall,
At this point of the jo tney, Cul. Ham
mond conclnded totake an nfrequented . path,
and cross over to a toad le dine from Ninety-
Six to Cedar Springs and o, to Wood's settle
ment, near to the Iron Viiolks (Berwick's).
Marched sitteen or eighteen miles farther,
and arrived at Cedar Spring's., Here the
troops were halted, but nolborses allowed to
be nosandled, and every man made to rest
witbitia bridle in his bend. Vidett were
. . .
thiesin outlind strict orders given, that if
they should see or bear,anY one approaching
the camp, not to hail or fide upon them, but
run in and give notice without noise. These
arrangements completed, the weary troops
sought repose. About •Valf an hour before
day, the sentry was made aware of-the rapid
approach of some one- on I horseback, when
suddenly, a :woman at full irpoed, tuirst upon
their astonished optics, mid was imrnediste'y
conducted into the camp, Where she exclaim
ed in anxious and hurried tones, 'Gentlemen '
prepare yourselves, and he in readiness to
fight or fly I The enemy wp be .Upon you-in
A few minutes, and' they Are strong in num
bers." Saying which, she,Pawed on through
the camp and- was off full gallop. •
o.ri the receiptof this seasonable intellig
ence, every man was instantly up and pa
pered for the enemy's recepl,m, who by this
time came thundering in a full charge; but
were firmly met, band to and—the shock
was terrible, severe, and deladly. Col. Ham
mond in his note says : "IC was ruf dark that
it we: hard .to distinguish I friend from foe,"
and that.',the battle was warm for fifteen or
twenty minutes, !hen the enemygave way,
and were pursued nearly a nsile," ' After the
pursuit was over; the patriois returned to the
battle ground and 'took off their dead 'and
wounded, and moved on towards ...the iron
works. The British lOst in Shis action tweity
eight dragoons (Dunlap's regulars) . who were
left dear:ton:the .field, beridei some six or
eight tory volunteers, and several others who
fell upon the road in their lightaltogetber,
between forty and fifty. -The whig party had
four killed, and twerty-three wounded, most
'of them with the broad' sword.—Dtinlap com
menced the attack, and bad sixty well equip
ped • dragooni, nod one hundred sod fifty
volunteer dilation: Something lam than two
miles from the: scene of *Mimi, the flying
Dunlap met his . seplorl, dffleer, Fargusoo.
Their naltadleme amounting to between six
Aid . eight hundred, made it nsoesikethat
the Americana should. retreat. CoT.'"llaus•
rpond's note informs us that aeveral of bit
wounded being unable to proceed. were left •
at the iron works and fell into •Furguson'it
kande, but were kindly and considerately
treated by that oft:ker. . One.ef these had bit'
arm so badly shattered, that amputation be
inalapensiblernectliaary to the salvation
of life. TI ere was no surgeon "with the party.,
or to be httd. What thee was to be, done 1 .
The man was too valuable to bi last without
an e ffort to eutve.hitit.
In this Ailed:iota, Col. Hammond says,
"under all the citeium-tances t t determined to •
operate myself," 'which he did after this man
ner aod.,yrithout a single instrumeet proper -
kind, as he tel us, thus t "I, took two com
mon case-knives, add Lacked them together
until their edges were,aufficiently serrated in
the capacity of a saw—ariothir, made - sharp,
served the purpose of a regular aroputsting •
knife—a sewing needle, heated and beat into
proper shape,
_formed my Teeaculute.. ,
Tourniquet vote . * green bioltoty switoh,-heat
ed in the fire until soft, sun then twisted to
inake it more pliable." With these rude
instruments., one of the capital operairons
of sorgery was successfully perfume:. t•y
non-prefessiotal,entra mares life Bora Up
on falling into Ferguson's hands, the invalid
stated to rhatr,fficer the. partioulars nf the
case, and Furg ;son ordered his surgeon to re
move the dread ng and have the arm proper- -.
ly attended to. On inspection, the surgeon -.
pronounced it as well as ha could do himself,
and wisely left it and the man alone. In
three weeks this soldier rejoined Col. Ham
mend. TLis operation will give 1 a clearer
and better insight into the character of the
operator than anything we Can easy, and en
able the reader to form a proper conception'
of the .can. "
The information - so opportunely conveye,' -
to Col. Hamtnotid and party, was byMr
billiard, wife of Captain Dillard, a volunteei
with _Col.-Liattmond, and the same lady wh,
had furnished the troops with milk and pa -
bon e s the evening precious to the betth _
She ieformed her husband that Ferguson an
Dunlap, with`their men, came to the boa •
the evenings after Col. Hammond 'and b
party bad left. That they bad inquired
particularly about them, their numbers, ,
and that sh e bad given as little ieformatis. • •
aqossible. In the meantime, Ferguson or .
ered her to prepare' supper for himself ar •
officers without delay ; and that she,whi • •
employed in doing so, beard one ofmle To:
officers tell Ferguson he bad just been i,
formed that the rebels were to encamp th...
night at Cedar Springs. It was immediate':
resolve - d to
,attack the Whigs, or, as t
British preferred to call them, rebels. hit •
Dillard's husbild being of the party, el..
determined to give them notice of the it ,
pending blow. For this purpose, at soon t..
the table was laid and supper served,
slipped away to the stallo; hidled a you
horse, and, Without saddle, galloped off tyro'. •
her glorious mission, folly under , the in.-
pression that the enemy were too nadieror
to justify a battle: She arrived justle tin.- •
to save the party,. for Dunlap bad been_ser:
forward by Fa guson, with orders to law
and detain the rebels Until he should xts
up with the main force. ,
For this purpose Dunlap baradrancol
rapidly, and charged, but the America: s
-.were ready to receive him. He found to h
cost, that the rel?cla needed nothing but I-i
• presence to detain them, and that it was it -
possible to give them his company, or affo•''
them amusement longer than "fifteen t.
twenty tninutes,7—so the burly Forgives
was forced to a, disappointment, and the
bead strong Dunlap to a hasty and inglorio;.•
fight.-3118. Dillard reached her liol'ne
safely ; and so ended the battle of Ced
Sp:leg; in Spartanburg District. - •
The patriot party now separOed, goes
taking one direction, others another, them. ,
all bent on the same mission—the &tido.
of their country and the destruction of 'h. ,
enemies. Col. Hammond pasise4 in h. ,
obligee direction - towards North Cardin
securing the country to the right and ti ,
left, as he went. Late in the afterooon s
the third day, subseqpentlo the sepiratici ,
he re:delved a smoke rising far awaylin tl s•
distance and bent his4ourie towards it oh-
COO6l t 1 e rablivigor, be:4 much fatigued at:'.:
Intensely hdngry, in the hope of finding the •
some friendly hand from whom to obis
rieston Courier
'lefresbment.Nboth for - MID and' beak TI
very thought increasing and alarpening tr
appetite already made. Soo km:4 ali‘ a. I
!uog fasting fur,comfort.
On he ro d e, at a nything but a snaire pace
imagination picturing savory viands and
plentiful repast. - Great,.'however, was to
hiv disappointment—st least, act far as a .
peasin'g the appetite .was concerned, othe•-
wiae, Mitre than tompeosited; fur it was hi :
good tontine to be the Rneans • bringing.
succor and giving relief to a Etlpless and
distressed family. •
A party of Totiar, numbered heisted!
eighteen and tweniv', bad surrorinded
house late is the night, in the hope' of cal •
turing its ucctipsnts, but failed in the design,
as their approach had been; from a too free
indulgence-in the "ardent," rather boisterolts,
thus giving mice ~of the intention in time
_ .
for the sneer to escape'through- the window,,
mines their coats and paets. So enraged
were the Tories at, the disappointment limy
experienced, that they instantly fired the
premises, and not suffering an article to be,
removed, burnt everything, even going so far
as to strip the women of her clothing on their
backs down to, and only leaving the last
garment, casting them into the fire also.
The fiendi.l work, accomplished, they nest.
tied the women's hands behind' , their back.
and gagged thirri, and in, this. Wre'ched
plight, forced thew towitnesa the pruel treat-
ment of (flair children, übo bad; for the oc
casion, ber4i' stripped of their jackets and
shirts; and their young backs lautrated. with
the whip, in hope of fercing these :helpless
creeturesto disagree the place of their father's.
concealment. In the midst of- this brutal
treatment, and 'warfare upo, defenceless
women and children, they were surprised by
Col. Hammond, and craven of their guilty
~ sent to give an account'of the deeds
done tit the body ! The captives were thee
liberated,' and such Assistance es could be
given, rendered., This done, Col. Hemasoad
pushed owi, hurgi'y, 'weary, atut:in aur
other thatiti-pleasant mood, more . read? to
fight than anything else, save that death.
fying,the cravings of hanger. tor the former
there seemed ,rnuott better prospects than tbs
latter.. • •
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