The miners' journal, and Pottsville general advertiser. (Pottsville, Pa.) 1837-1869, November 10, 1838, Image 1

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Exchange at New Yor
9 a. 91 per cent. premium:
incorporation of Manchester. We may now
congratulate oar readers on the favourable decis
ion of this long-pending qucs ion. The privy
council, at a meeting on Toes , y last, resolved
to recommend the granting a chi.vter of incorpora.
lion to Manchester, and the res of the townships
included in the parliamentary .rough, with the
exception (as we understand) }af Newton, ilra[3.
ford, and ilarpurley, which, We presume, are
o mitted" on the ground that tffey aro too much
detached from the town to reni their inclusion
in the municipal borough eithe necessary or per.
haps desirable.
The charter thus recommei
mittce of 'privy council was, on
confirmed by the queen In coi
fully and finally determined
forthwith prepared.—[Aug. l
A Fact for the Physiologis
bc i
named Richard Solomon, of
at Sheffield, and at his reques a post maim ex
smination was made of his y, when his liver
was found to weigh the enum,Mvus weight of :42
-1-2 14'. Deceased had till 4-year or so beton
hits death, been addicted to liquor, but had be
come a tee-totaller. -' Mr. Feel , surgeon, who at
tended him, stated 4to be opinion, that his
fiver had attained its greate, from his havieg
been used to stimulants, and all at once abstain
ing from them. He was alCernish man, and
when in health very robusil. The avintons of
his 'disorder were shortnessi of breath, and the
usual - concomitants o: livit efunplaints. 'He had
been ill a long time.
' Such was the confidence o 1 the monied people
in the safety of the London and Birmingliani
Railway company, .that when the other day the
direct,re wanted to raise a stir of half a-million,
it was obtained without the s lightest difficulty in
a lew days. It was, in tact, tendered to the cam
Bishop Auckland and if'eardale Railway,—
The cutting for the line of the Bishop Auckland
arid weardale Ratlwathas !commenced, and is
going on very rapidly in the neighbourhood of
Bishop Auckland.
Dcincaster Races.—The note of preperation for
the craning Races has already sounded. The
cup prize Is an extremely elegant piece of work- , 1
nianship. The celebrated Irish horse, Harka
way,, which, *ve see by the Yorkmanshire, has
been purchased by Lord George Bentinck, fur
the sum of £5,000, will be opposed by the stout.
est English horses; and a contest, will ensue,
which, in point of speed, will rival the trial when
Lottery carried off the Lundonerry 'cum—a trial,
which, at'the time, was deeimed of such a charac
ter that he like would never be again witnessed.
There Is every- reason to warrant the assertion,
that the meeting will be one of great splendour.
—[Doncaster Gar.] •
- We understand that Mt. C. Ogle's challenge
to' ride from Doncaster winning chair hi, New
castle-opon.Tyue, immemetely slier the terrnina.
lion of the ensuing St. Leger in eight hours, for
.C:200 a-side, upon back hdrses, has been accept.
ed, and that £M) a side has been deposited with
Mr. Radford.—[Tyne Mere]
The colossal atatue of Earl Grey, by E. H. Bai.
ley, It. A., intended to be placed on the. pillar
now nearly finished on the top of Grey-street, ar
rived in Newcastle on Monday morning, per the
Halcoyn, London trader, and was removed by
two wagons from the quay to the site of the mon
ument, it is expected to be raised in a few days.
The height of the pillar from' the ground is 121
feet, and the state including the plinth, is 14 feet;
when placed in its proper position the Main
height will be 135 feet. .1
fhorge Osba/deston, Esq.—This gentleman,
so celebrated some years ego as a fox-hunter, and
as master of the quarridon establishment, in par.
twirler, has announced his intention of retiring
from the turf at the rinse of the present season.-
[Maidstone Journal.] 1
Lichfield.—irhe . mag4ificient statue of Dr.
Johnson..lately erected iu the market place of his
• native city, was opened $o public view on Tues.
day last. It stands opposite to the house in which
the great lexicographer Was born ; on the 18th of
September, '1109: The tatue is of white York.
shire stone, nineteen.fee high, and the doctor is
represented sitting to n 'easy' chair, in deep
thought, with a huge p ip of books surrounding
him. A cloak is Wesel thrown over his shout
den. The pedestal rep esents three•eras in his
life, ebastlyd in MI eve This statue is the
' munificient ; I. V. A . the ev. Chancellor Lew. It
was execu ......41 near, nd reflects the highest
credit upon' the iberah of the reverend donor
and the talents of the ar ist. . .
rp T g
A vein of rich copp• ore has been discovered
upon the property of • . O'Connel, at Caherace
vine. On the mines o Berehaven and Castle..
town, Kerry, there are ; I I Men employed.
The present amount • f the population'of 'lre
land is estimated, by to ing the census of 1834,
as a basis, and assumin the rate of increase to
lie the same that eats • in the interval between
1821 and 1843, or one. nd a third per. cent. per.
annum ;computing on this principle,. the report
6.•ttiroates the actual pop . lation at this moment to
bei8,523,750. 'The present population, of Eng
land, Scotland, and -W • les, similarly estimated,
- would amount to 18,226 25;--"whence it appears
(says the Railway Corn issioners) that the popu
lation of Ireland is at t is time within 600,000 of
tieing equal to one-thir• of the population of the
Unwed Kingdom,"
Last week, to cdtisequence of some ore being.
discovered on Madafodda, the _estate ot . Mr.
Sanford Palma*, the parish of Aughaticon,
barony of Aally brill, a scientific gentleman, and
one of the medical profession, repaired thither
-for the purpose of examination. After trying
specimens in various ways, they were both of
opinion that it was a mixture of gold and silver,
with a trifling pqri i tion of copper. We have visi
ted the nestly-discovered source of treasure.
The vein from which the ore is extracted is iiinder
a stratum of marl,; with a moist boggy surface,
but the ground atiniits of a fall of 21 feet fur the
water. —Nenagh (.guardian.
le semi-annuall
year, e 2 50 will
Currents of thei Ocean.—A bottle • was found,
an the• 2A inst., it lran3ore, near Danfanaghy,
county ElonegaL'hiter traversing the Atlantic
from the banks ofiNewtoundland, which contain.
ed the folloWing nbtel—"On board the ship Her
cules, Thos. Wartb, of Chetteris, Cambridgeshire,
and Jas. Hatterpen, of Lidgston. Cambridge
shire, England, from London for New York, are
oh the banks of Newfoundland. We ,haste 198
passengers on boO'rd—they are all well. If this
paper be found rm any shore, by publishing it
will oblige. May 24, 1837." Thus. aftera voy,
age of 466 days, ltcrossed the Atlantic in safety,
and, although it to to be hoped, that the friends
of two individuals mentioned above have received
tidings of them through some other channel, yet,
this brittle voyage is not without its use, as it
shows, that the prevailing current of the western
ocean runs in a northeasterly direction.—London
deny Sentinel.
on London
The Farl of Munster will, it is said, succeed
Sir Cohn Cambiill as Lieut.-Governor of Nova
Scotia, and that the latter will proceed to Canada,
as Commander of the Forces, in consequence of
the resignation Cif Sir John Colborne.—Liaverie
Wm. Reid, !!'sti. of Ballytnoyer, is 'the owner
of a pony which;-has now attained to the age of
38 years. It is Capable of travelling 40 miles a
day with ease. It has been used by several gen.
tleman (now sdianced in life) as their first pony.
Roger Hari, Em. of .Narrowater was taught to
ride on it.— Alettly3v Telegraph. ' .
ded by the com
the following day
ncil: so that it is
pon, and will be
,—A woli-comber,
real Horton, died,
We understand that for - seine time pas; a
number of workmen have been employed in ci-
Idamns of beautiful sculpture, and a!fflo several in
cavorting a part of the long-buried ruins of the
once magnificent and still venerable Abbey of
Dundrennan; i 0 the parish of Rerwick, a few
miles south-east of Rirkeudbright.. Some ape-
scriptions, have been discovered, which are high
ly interesting to antiquarnins. This far-famed
pile is the finest in the south of Scotland, and
part of it is in a state of hilerable preservation;
and to conteniplate the magnificent yet'dilipida.
ted walls awakens a train of mournfully.plessing
associations, While it forcibly proves the instabil•
ay of human grandeur. It was here that the
hapless Mary Noon after the battle of Langtride,
'tarried for one might while on her way to the ir.•
hospitable shores of her treadherous friend Eliz.
abith,—Etuniteies flerald. •
Mr. Rewiring!' Canvass for the representation
of Forfar has Come; to a melancholy close. The
unfortunate genyleman was attacked with a
mat violent inearity while in his progress, and.
was brought to the Lunatic Asylum at 114asgow
Davis' Strays Whale Fisheries..---The Princess
Charlotte, Captain Deuchais, arrived in the Tay
nn Tuesday from Davis' Straits. She left the ice
on the Ist oflAttgust ; but accounts have been
received by other vessels to the Bth. The fishing
his been niore successiul this season than for
many years past ; and none of the vessels had
suffered trom the ice. .The Princess Charlotte
has 23 fish, or about 170 tons old measure—one
of the fairest cargoes ever brought to the port,
and computed-to be worth about £lO,OOO. A
number of other vessels are well. fished ;and
and those whose success was but indifferent
would have a, character of improving it, the sea
son not being, very far advanced.
We are happy to learn that a sobscrip'ion has
been commenced at Dundee for the purposeof
rewarding Nir. Darling and Miss Darling fur the
heroic - and htimane Manner in which they pro
ceeded, in the midst.of the storm, to the rescue
of the passengers and crew of the Forfarabire,
left on the wreck.
A dwarf cow was exhibited at the Strathbogie
Cattle Show, as a curiosity. This animal is only
thirteen inches in height, though four years old.
She has ir beantiful pair of horns; and acceding.
ly quiet. -
Dr. Bowring at Ki/mernock:—On Wednesday.
'the people' of Kilmernock presented their late
Representative with their magnificent testimoni
al—a colossal Silver Cup. The learned Doctor
was received in the forenoon, by a procession of
the inhabitants, on foot, and in vehicles, wbo con
chicted hirnto the 'Cattle Market, where he ad
dressed an immense concourse from all the coun-
try round.
Hops.--Ibe bup yards in Herefordshire are in
a wretched , condition, being a Corn - plate failure.
Railroad)—the ClJester and Birkenhead Rail.
way is progressing rapidly.
Iron ,7 rride.The proprietors of the Pentwyn
.and Golyncii Iron Works have united their offer.
Copper.--A mine of copper in Oswestry, late
ly discovered, is likely to turn very lucrative,
Unioii.—A branch of this Binning.
ham Society has been established it Newiton, in
Montgomeryshire, and upwards of SOO members
haye already joined.
The Cheltemham Cambrian Concert Commit
tee have offered a meat ferthe best Welsh air a
daf/ted to the following stanzas on the Leek:
Up with die Leek ! 'tis the emblem of honor,
The symbol which Cambria in victory bore,
When the `bands of the Saxon were rushing upon
And Cadvvallon - sibod . fitm as a rock on the shore.
Up with the Leek ! 'liras a record of glory,•
Ere roses or shamrocks were -famous in song;
'Twee the light of the bard, and spirit of story,
The darli ng of 'freedom, the pride of each tongue
Up with the Leek, sod the lip that would scorn it
Had better scorn 4;le4h on the edge of the grave,
For hermit' and Statesmen, and ministers have
word- it— • ;
The daughters of beauty. Hitt sone of the brave.
Up with the Leek! while lei Woof leif shines
o'er Of
Whilst nature rejoice's' to welcome its birth •
, We will Cherish it still, as our sires did before us
,As an emblem, the pinudest andoobleet on earth.
AGMS or THE Ms.lll •
'George Washington was born' 17324 e I
President in 1789; installed the same year
age of 57, served eight yearn, and retired
tare lite at the age of 65.
John Adams was born In 1735; elected. in
62 years of age when installed;served 4 yea
tired in 1801, at the age of 66.
Thomas Jefferson was born in 1749; e
in 1860; installed in 1801, at the age of 58
served 8 years: retired. from office in 1809
age of 66 years.
James Madison was born, in 1751; ele
1808, installed in 1809, at 58 years of age;
8 years; retired in 1817, when he was 66
James Monroe was born in 1758; eleci
1816, installed the next year, when be a
years of age; served 8 years; retired from
in 1826 at the age of 66 years.
John Quincy Adarria was born in 1775, I
in 1824; installed the folloWing year, at t
of 60 veers; served 4' years; retired in 1829.
then 64 years of age.
Andrew Jackson was born in 1767; elected in
1828, went into office in 1829; at the age of 62;
served 13'vears, retired in 1837, at the age of 70
Martin Van Buren was born in 1782; jelected
in 1836, installed in 1837, at the age of 55 years.
It will be seen by the foregoing that four of
our presidents were sixty.six years or age when
they retired from public life, one sixty-five one
seventy, and one (John Q Adams) sixty-four
when he left the presidential chair, but he Is still
in public business.
The following are the ages of three other distin
guished iiidividuals, who are spoken of ski candi.
dates for the eialted station of Presidebt of the
U. States; viz,
• William Henry Harrison. was born in 1773,
Henry Clay in 1776,-and Daniel Webster in 1782.
Mr. Van Horeb is the youngest - President we
have ever had, and should be serve the second
term, hewill then retire to private life, younger
than any of his predecessors: But should Gener
al Harrison be elected in 1840, he vioulti go into
power at an age more advanced than atiy before
hint. Mr. Clay is now in his 61st yeari and Mr.
Webster in his 56th.
Messrs. Webber and Young, two ofd the sec
onds in the fatal duel at Wimbledon. between
Captain Elliot and Mr: Mirfiu, have leen tried
and found guilty of murder. The • 'udge, in
passing sentence of death, told the prhioners that
their lives Would be spared, but that they
would have to undergo a long term of,imprison
ment. The verdict produced not little constern
ation among the young fashionables of London.
The following, in common parlance, "Weßer
imu;' we transcribe from "Barry Atuitin," one
of the beat of the, late novels. They are put in
the mouth of a Lonclort Bow•street police man, a
veryguaint and amusing character.
A , small matter of business, as the hangman
said to the culprit when he fitted the higher.
Things will out somedmes, as the terrier said
to the pickpocket.
" Don't be long about it, as the bride said to the
I see no fun in this here, as the prig said when
he stood in the pillory,.
Now it's ■ll dotvn hill work, as Mr. Saddler
said when he tell out of the balloon.
I'm bkny'd if I'm as fond of you as you ITO of
Me, as the cake said to the school boy. •
Know me better like me more, as the toxl said
to the turkey.
All liv,ing creatures has gut feeling, as the lob
ster said to the cock when she was a biting him.
Not long about'lhat, as the snail said to the
garden roller when he crushed him.
Glad to see you, as the spider said to the fly,
whim) catched him,
I should rather think not, as the goose said
whch the fox asked ham to supper.
Times is changed, as Lord Ferrets said when
they hanged him.
A creature of infinit merit, as the playamor
said of his harlequin:
All as'nt gold that glitters, as the chap thought
when he passed the bad guinea.
Why not, as the judge paid when the murderer
asked him if he was to be dissected.
I seed no fun in touchin him, as the skinned
cat said of the porcupine.
All this cozies of ploy, its the child said when
his brother poked his eye out with the needle:
Your life dont seem all a round of pleasure, as
the rind seller's esti said to the horse in the cider
mill. • •
Posrscairr.—By yesterday evening's northern
mail, we learn from the Argue of the 9th inst.
that during the past week the Geausunts. in Co..
lumbus, have kept,the town in great.excitc
ment: Armedimen paraded the streets, and were
stationed at corners with double barrel guns.
bowie knives, &c. and every day au general fight
was anticipated. The gamblers put law and
public defiance. The militia were
called out, to aid the civil authority in presert ,
ing peace.—Snn. - •
Pew men in Congrees can bring. an argument
da point sooner than Dr. Duncan...—pennsylva.
nia Examiner
Few can sooner bring a gallon of whiskey
to a pia—Louisville Journal.
Among all nations, and throughout all grades
of society, eggs have been a favorite food. But
in all our cities and particularly in winter, they
are held at such pricer that few families can
afford to will them' at all ; incl• even those who
are in easy circumstances, consider them too ex
pensive for common fOod.
There is no veld of this. Every family or
nearly every family, can with-very little trouble.
have eggs in plenty dunug the whole year ; and
of all the animals domesticated for ithe we of man,
the common dunghill fowl'is capable of yielding
the greatest possible profit to theowner'.
In the month of November, I Pot apart eleven
hens and cock, gave them' a sm 'll chamber in
n wood.honse, defended from .6 rips, and with
-an opening to the south. Their ' , water and
limp were placed on shelies tone nient for them,
with nests and chalk nestsPegips in plenty.—
These hens continued IP lay eggs through the
winter. From these eleven hers I • received an
average of six eggs daily during the whiter ; and
whenever any one of them were disposed to set,
j viz. as soon as she began to clupk, she wanes?
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JACKSON,(Miss.) Oct. 13.
eritea from the other, by a grate petition, and
her apartment darkened ; thesei clocketi were
we:11 attended and welll fed; they could see and
partly associate through their grates with the
other fowls; and as abodes arty One of these prie•
onus * began to sing, ohs *14., liberated, and
would very soon'lay eggs. It a pleasant re
creation. to feed and tend a bev i of laying hens;
they" may be tamed so ea to follow the enildren
and will lay in a box. .
Egg obeli' contain lime, end in wintqr,' , when
the •earth is bound with frost ;or collared . with
snow, if lirye is out provided rot them, they will
not lali, or, if they do, the , eggs must ofnecessity
be without rtiells. Old rubbish 'lime, from chips-
ney.s and-old buildings,:ispieper,Ar.d onif needs
to be.hrolien for them. They Will often attempt
to swallow pieces of Itara plaiftGas 'large an !kat.
nuts. . • . • • • . .
I have often beard it said that Wheat •Is 'the'
beat grain fur them, but 1 doubtlitt they win sing
over Indian with more animation than over any
other grain. The singing hen will certainly lay
'eggs, if she finds aft things agreeable to her; but
the hen is much a prude, as watdhful as a
weasel, and as feetidiosts as a hypocrite; she must,
she will have secrecy and mystery about, her
nest; all eyes but her own must be averted; fol
low hetur watch her, & she will forsake:her neat,
and atop laying; she is beat pleased wit!: a box
covered at the top, with a backside aperture for
light, and a aide door by which she can escape
A farmer may keep an hundred fowls th his
barn, may suffer them to trample upon and de
stroy hie mows 6f wheat and other grains, and
still haie fewer eggs than the-cottager who keeps
a single dozen, who provides secret nests, chalk
eggs, pounded brick, plenty of pounded lime,
plenty of Indian corn, water and gravel for them;
and who takes care that his hens are not dis
turfieff shoat their nests. Three chalk eggs in a
nest are better than a single nest egg, and large
eggs •pleases them; I have •ottert ssiiled to see
them fondle round and lay into a nest of geese
eggs. Pullets will commence laying earlier in life
where nests and eggs are plenty, and where
others are chuckling around them.
A dozen dunghill fowls, shut up elw.4 from
• others means of 06101'11in, food, will require
soniethiag more than a quart of Indian corn a
day; I think fifteen bushels a year a fair prom
ion for them. But more or less, let them always
have enough by them; and tiller they haveite
came habituated to find enough, at all times a
plenty in their little Manger, they take but few
kernels atfa time, except jugt before retiring to
roost, when they will take nearly a spoon full In
tneir crops; but just so sure as their provision
comes to them scanted or irregtilarly, so sorely
they will seven up a whole crop full at a time,
and will strip laving.
A single dozen fowls, properly attended, will
furnish a family with more than 2,000 eggs in a
year, and 100 full grown chickens ler fall and
winter stores. The expense of feeding the doz.
en fowls will not a.nount to eighteen bindle's of
Indian core. They may be kept in cities as
well as in the country, and will do as well shut
up the year round as to run at large; and a grat
ed room well lighted, 10 feet by 5, partitioned
from any stable or other oat-house, is sufficient
for the dozen fowls, with their rousting places,
nests and feeding troughs.
At the proper season, mt in the spring of the
year, five or six hens will hatch at the , arne time,
and the fifty or sixty chickens given to one hen.
Two hens will take care of 100 (thickens well
enough, until they begin to glinib their little'stick
roosts: they should then be generated from the
hens entirely! I have often kept the chickens in
my garden; they keep the May bugs and other
insects away from vices, &c.
In cases of confining fowls in summer, ir
should be remembered that a ground room should
be chosen: . or it will do just as Well . to get into
their pep, boxes of dried sand or kilndried, well
pulverized earth, for them to wallow in, in warm
west her.
roe THE Human' JoueNAL.
Alexis rlntotl:
sv Jilnve S. W st.tAts
When leagued oppressioh polled to northern
Her whisker'd candour§ and her fierce hussars;
Waved her dread stardard te the breeze of
Peal'd her loud drum; and twang'd her trumpe
horn ;
Tumultuous horror brooded o'er her van
Presaging wrath to Poland—and to man
Then shook the hills with thunder riven,
Then rushed the steed to battle driven,
And louder than the bolts of heaven
Far llash•d•the red artillery
Morn was. breaking over WO ( rSaW ;
was the dawning of t hat day ever memor.
able in the annals of fated Poland, the 25th
February 1831. Already had the shrill
reveille sounded to arms;; the still yet
watchful night was passed; and many e
patriot's head arose from its nilkiw, which
was ere evefall
.to be lowly laid on the
grim battle field; many en orison was
breathed, invoking blessings on the holy
cause of liberty, and many a high and no-
ble vow inscribed on the bright altar of
their country"s hopes. The dreams of' :
peace and love were' broltercari by a magic
spell; the lover started from his couch,
and the whispered vow of faith was drown
ed in the martial summons' of the bugle;
the father dashed aside a tear, as the loud
rolling of the drum called him, from the
fancied caresses orhis wife and children;
the patriot rushed forth, to realise the
dreamy visions of his country's freedom,
but found a tyrant host of countless myri-
ads opposed !
Swept sleep! how like an angel's whis
per can't thou spread thine influence o'er
the mind ! how calm, how pure thy pen
cilling!! all that is bright and beautiful,
is pictpped by thy touch! thou pourest thy
balm into the mourner's heart; excited with
ecstacy the youthful hopes,,ind wreathest
the patriot's brow with the fidl flush of
Victory! Thou comsat in rainbow hues,
gorgeous and bright, decked with the sun•
0. 1838.
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beam's:46l3Bd ray, but borct : mid tears
and showers! Like hope thou showest a
fairy future to the mind, but storms and
clouds and tempests are between, GI shut
,alt its fleeting loieliness !
Tne-day had broken on one fond pair
in Warsaw, and found them watchers:
love's vigih3 never steep. TO lover's eyes,
night hath peculiar charms: there is a.
beauty in the moonlit sky, which breathes
peace--it is so soft, so tender, it steals,
the hurt away, and lulls all thoughts of :
earth ! the swimming eye gazes all tear.
fulryl and the chaste orb is love's ban im.-
age—novi. obscured by clouds, which ,
when they pass. are tinged with mellow
light imparted by its lustre; and thus bte's,
trials past, are-rendered sweeter, lathier,
by as unchasing glow of constancy.
' Pilluwed u?or. a fond and loving bosom,
Ulrica saw the morn steal on their secret
conference; with the first trumpet's blast,
Alexis started from a reverie, in which
both lovers bad been wrapped.
"Hark [Utica! tis the summons,
muff away."
"Nay, not yet Alexis, let me-gaze once
more into thy face—let me once more
hear from thy lips those vows which have
made me so blest." .
"Nay, trembler, do not fear ! evening
will see my return triumphant—the. Polish
Eagle perched upon the victoes plume,
and once again our country free! fear ntit
I say, let us but drive the despot Russian
hum our walls, and we will have those
hallowed rights performed, which will
give me a hu,band's claim to protect
"Dearest," sobbed the weeping girl, "I I
feel that I am selfish in not freely giving
thee to thy country ! heaven knows, were
it for myself alone, how freely would
I sacrifice my life for her; but thou Alexis,
are more dear to me than lab or country;
thou art the God of my young heart's
idolatry, and parted from thee, all is daik
and cheerlesi !"
"Nil love, let tr's hope; be not distrust
fill, fur Providence will protect the patriot
battling in his country's cause, and love
will turn the bullet harmless by : the
thodg,ht of thee Ul rice will nerve my arm,
and heavily shall it fall on tyrant heads !
Come cheer thee love—hark ! azain the'
bugle summons me ! I must away ! this
dalliance unmans me—unloose thy . graftp
beloved one—there—thus gently let Ole
disengage myself! faAwell, Ulrica, I will
return more worthy of thee, or leave my
corpse upon the battle field !"
Imprinting a long, long kiss upon her
brow, which was as pure and bloodless as
mountain snow, he tore himself from her
arms, and rushed 'from the apartment.—
With strained eyes and beatins heart,
the fair girl watched his recerftg steps;
and as he entered a long corridor which
separated him From her view, she exclaim
"Gone r gone ! the beacon liAt to guide
my bark of hope removea w hat " then is
left me 7 to weep ! to weep! eh no," con
tinued she with fervor as she fell upon
her knees, "rather let me pray that heaven
may guide and guard him ! Oh thou, who
in the battle's heat, can rush unarmed be-
tween opposing ranks, protect the patriot,
warring for his country—interposeithine
arm of might to be the shield of him, who
struggles to be free ! and if it is thy *will_
that he should fall, hut no---no—no f it
cannot be, thou wilt not suffer it—guard,
protect and cheer him! Oh holy mother,
and Thou that hest felt the pangs and pains
of death, intercede for him at thy father's
throne !"
She rose and ripproached the casement;
Alexis was mounting his gallant steed,
which was impatiently cliampi i pg thd bit,
as his high-mettled blood was roused by
the sounds of war. She waves her 'ker
chief to him; he returned the salute ;with
his lance, and dashing . the rowels' in
his horse, galloped away, to allay in the
excitement of the tattle's preparation the
thoughts of that sad parting. He soon
joined h's troop, and was received with a
shout of welcome by his brave comiarleis,
and in the duties of his command,.all feel
ings of - minor influence were soon. merged.
By the cold grey light of the rnoining,
the gallant ShriXvnecki reviewed his par
tan band, art inged 'their lines of attack
and defence, tind spoke words of ardent
encouragement and hope. Peal after peal
followed in protracted shouts of denirmi
nation, as he exorted them to remember
the stake they had at issue in the approach.
ing,,,oncounter : "Shall we . my Country
:,men," continued he, as the ire of iiiitriot.
kindled additional lustre in his dark
eye, "Shall we, permit the Russian des
pot to sack our town and desecra our
hearths 1 Shall we dread the overwhelm
ing force he,brings against us, to awpius to
subjection? Shall we forget the vcirs of
ignominious wrong, our nobles exiled, and
our peasants bound in contumelious chains!
shall w - At forget the cause hallo Wed by
Kosciusko's blood; and aecept conditions
from a power built on the mouldering
corpses otoland'a boat and 'braVest ?
Never ! compatriots, we will conquer or
die ! When once we draw the s*prd or
conch the lance; let us swear to stri!te for
our country's cause while life rernaineent : • -
make the gates - of Warsaw a sieCondtitne.-:- ' •
hallowed ,Thartri ,pflae Yes Nile& and-,
Countrymen, I the proud Diebsitch;r_giet
dreaded "crosser of the Balkin,"..shalt-: ,
find upon the -plains of Grokow a montre
merit to tell the world, that libeyty IS . tint ' .
yet fled the sphere, or the fires of pit'tiot.- .
ism yet extina e uished ! Now friende . pre-,,, , ,
pare! and let but two thoughts enter your_
firm bosoms, the first is due to heaven,•the, ' .
next to Poland ! We stand between, our
foe and those we are sworn to g4ttrallY_
every tie I remember theh that•if we-fail; ~ *
we' forge new • chains for those we 'love;
and turn their prayers to curses! :LW •
but one sacred impulse animate eaeh heart; ..
and be the word of battle, "Our, cenntry
free, or glorious death !",
"Our country free or glorious death l'' l:
was the - response from the ast-enibled r.
, . r'" thousands ! Women and children - on the,'
walls, Who overlooked the scene, caught,
up the burden of the shout, and mingled' -- -
with the prayers whtch rose tosheavenon...
that eventful morn; the rallying words of -
-"victory of death." . •
And now the din of war commenced: . .
a -tremendous charge was made by
. :the ~ .
right wing of the Russians, levelled a-. ,
gainst the Polish left. Like the rush of . ' - .
the mighty hurricane, lashing the furious .
waves to madness, came that shock!' The
Poles received the deadly galling fire, and' .
though more than quadrupled by the foe,
both in numbers and weight at 'metal, -
stood like the earth rooted rock ! the va- . •
por of human blood arose to heaven--dark;
sanguinary and fierce was the encounter ;,
the demoniac workings of revenge and'
'hatred nerved each heart ! mercy shriek
ing fled appalled! the sword tinseled with
the maddening draught of blood, would -.
gleam on high, ere it pierced a fallen foe-
man's heart, but not a ray .of mercy bless
-0 the scene! the uplifted spear descended .
on the defenceless head, but the voice df.
compassion was drowned in the hellish,
fiend-like laugh of the conqueror! Foot,
to foot, and hand to hand, they battled
from day-break till near mid-day! batteries',
were concentrated on particular spots, and,
as the roar of near four hundred pieces ,of
artillery mingled with the triumphant •
shout or dying groan, it seemed- as "Ate •
hot from hell" was loused to action! no
rivers ran with blood—their streams were
bridged by the dead and expiring, and bat
talia marched over their comrades corpses' : ,
to the renewed attack!
Once and once only was the firm line of
Polish patriots seen to waver; it was when
the Russian Generals made a concentrated'
effort ag ainst its centre, covejed bye mur
derous discharge of grape shot. , Like'
the convulsions of a pent-up earthquake,•
the mighty mass wavered and reeled, and .
in an instant more, the fate of Poland 'had
then been decided, had not a young officer'
of lancers, rushed before them and both'
by word and action cheered them to re;
newed exertion. .
"Stir not, move not friends! in God's',.
name, move not !" shouted Alexii,' for he I
it was with noble devotedness had thiewn
himself before his countrymen. ‘/One re
ceeding srerr, and you entail upon our,
name and - race an heritage of ignomity !
stand and be free !we are not slaves nor ,
cowerds ! are we not grit with swords,,
have we not yet remaining strength, and'
hate we not these Russians. Look at the'
tall rock cradled oaks of our native land,
rearing their proud heads to the blast mid
fire and carnage! they shake their.fren
stcv-kissing tops in shame and mockery at - ,
to.! -On ! on! 1 say ! cry blood and ha:_
voc—let each sword eat a hundred lives,
and glut like hungry cannibals on human,
gore! strike one more bldw for Poland!'
liberty or chains! empire or exile! tecto-'
ry or death !" •
, With a loud .shout the renewed attack'
was made, and the mighty mass of the
Russian army was appalled by the - ingr=*
tus. It •soon however recovered'i Trend'
in few moments the valley oftliciao
Vistula,' •
was covered with their swaimin ranks::
as they debouched , from the Forest ea._
ders where the reserve under the Grand' .
Duke Constantine had been placed. 41e
was their policy if possible to break the
'centre of the Polish lute :: nine timesilieip. .
fore did they renew their attack, and pipe'
times were they . repulsed I In vain"did*
the Russian "Balkin crosser" . devise Ow;
modes of advance : in vain. Was.the eon.: •
lery brought like cavalry, within thirty'
yards of their lines; in vain did they bel t -
low forth their murderous thunder—each'
- foot of the assailed and deyo ted Poles We*
upon their native soil, eich. heart-• Was
thinking of its guarded fireside, each Xrm•
was striking for liberty I; -
The nobly brave, and 'chivalric Sc ci.
"zynecki was • unhorsed ; and like mo# of
the other Generals was fighting on foet et
the head of their troops; but - their efferte;
were apparently useless,; as. as regard" ,
ed the termination of. the - contest. ski
one line of the Russian advitaco-would be
mowed down by their obstinate resistence,
others would fill theii placea,-• with an
alicrity which seemed intetnfinable. ' He
then determined on a -retrograde -move
ment, for the purpose of drawiog.theltis.
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