The Bradford Porter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1842-1844, February 07, 1844, Image 1

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poet the Loiiisville,Jourial.l '
fig no Voice to Weep ler lir,
aultus. U. 8. NICROLII,
no voice to weep 'for me; •
2. ;1 no breast to.aigit ; ;'• •
i s h no wail nor moan io beg,
Around me, whenl die;
.rjeyfully and piacefully
nig me down to rest,
, e ma rble gmeing at my head, --
he turf upon my breast. r
\ -
in sothe Quiet, lorlelY. tlarer
ineath a sheltering
re sweetly bloom the wild fteld,flosieri,
here burns the merry bie,'
silently and pleasantry e, :
knpw my dust will lie,
Fhrined within a narrow mound, ,
teneath an open sky. ,
• i
• !Summer hint; might bui _ th e
ir an s
'pan the thick-leafed bou gh, •
ere, in faint beams of arrow; light,
he.sunshine struggles through;
J cheerfully and mirtlifupy
These little birds might
anguish in their liquid . ekes
single heart to wring.
;softly?in the dewY' Spring
The tender grass Will grew ;
es sweet will be the wtispering
fields, all calm and low ; ; •
mirthfully and sportively
thousand glittering things
floating on the mellow
. air
aeir bright and gauiy
fire-fly gay shall light his laMp,
it eve beside my tomb, ;
11 not have the glow-vlinn there
Who only shines in gloom;
;glowingly and lovingly.
Tae stir will glance around
Nature's self shall seem to smile
!bon that spot of groual
rummer, with her rosy dreams,
And autumn with his lute
I visit there as months go round,
When this poor heart is mute;
til quietly, and dreamily,
lad undisturbed sleep;
to belored torm,draws nigh - -
Dore my pave to weep. ,
shOnld frie - ids their features abroad
In sadness and in gloom, `
with their mournful accent', make
eu :loes of the tomb;aenheppiil
.rejoicin,OY •
The ;pint Bass on ,high, •
np in angel bawls to dwell .
In 7orkis beyond the sky 4
mI I ask no v 'oleo to weep,
No breast to heave a sigh,
to hear no wail or noon
Ardund me, when i diet
or joyfully and pea fully
rn lap me.down tdrest,
mashie giMeing at my head,
The turf upon no , breast.
re eat Sailor to his slttpmates.:`
h! trilp tie in rny , countq's nag,
And lay mein the cold:blue see,
al kt the roaring of the winds,
Ify solemn! requiem be.
. t l shall sleeps. pleasant sleep,
torats(above their heels
Vas' hpice shall read for me
The service of the silent dead ;
7 ye shall aka: me in the waves
µ • Vi all the rrayirs are said.
I will find my long, long Worm,
•enh• the billows and the foam.
" 341 , my friendif full many a league
We've sailed together on the deep;,
4iefaressell!, I sail no more;
But shipmates, wherefore weep!
bona above; my course
kir the port, my voyage's done.
. The Ross Rose... "
Aspl of thefloweris one day
tath a Rose tree sleeping lay ,
t •linii.—to whose elaige is given,
oo.the young bids in dews from heaven,
''tag froze from his light repose,
Angel. faispere.d to the Rose
° C ) rst object oftiy care,
.` l4 fin% found wheal ali are fair,,
the sweet shade thoutst given me,
• " I st thou 't is granted thee
"said the Rose, with deemed glow,
las another grace bestow.”
`Mt pained in silent thought,
Code was there the flower had not'il
I N bat a moment—o'er the Rose
I `il of Mw's the Angel Won*
46 4,in Patna's'. simple weed,
defla a flower that Rise exceed 1 .
Great , Demoeratie Mass Meeting.
In pursuance of public notice a very
large meeting of the Detnocratic citizens
of Cominonwealth of Pennsylvania,waa%
Held at the Court House in :Harrisburg,
on IVednesday evening, the 17th inst.
The Court House was filled; literally
crowded. Nearly, if not:quite every
county in ihe State, was represented by
the attendance of a portionfof their De
mocratic citizens. • j
The meeting was called to order by
Mr. Fatziriaer-of Carbon comity, and
organized by the-selection of Col JAS. -
R. - SNOWDEN of Venango county as
' Vice Presidents.
ABA DIROCE, of Susquehanna county.
HENRY BUEHLER, of Dauphin "
!RAE Vcru.sori, of Bradford • "
J. B. STEAMILY., of gontgomery "
GEORGE NAGLE, of Dauphin
JOSEPR. BAILY, of Chester , "
MAXWELL M'CASLIN, of Greene 64
ISAAC G. ArKisLzy, of Dauptin "
HENRY LOGAN, of 'fink
Josh J. M'CauF.N. of Philadelphi4 ••
Jour! C. BUCIIER, of Dauphin 66
HENRY W. SM1T11", Of Berkti
DANIEL M'LLNE, of Ciirboi
Jolts fliana. of Dauphin • "
Davin Beam= of Northampton "
F.W. Hughes, of Schuylkill county.
E. S. Goodrich, of Bradford •
W. IL Coleman, of Philadelphia
Levi L. Tate, of Cohontiia 4 6
Jahn S. Cash. of Yolk
James Semple, of Juniata if -
The object of the meeting having
been stated..a motion was made and
adopted that a 'committee of twenty-one
be appointed to prepare and report re
solutiuns, expressive of the sense of the
meeting.• The following named per
sons were announced by the President
as composing said committee.
Col. S. Salisbury. of Bradford county.
John Fatzinger, of Carbon
S Anne' Fegely, of Berks
Henry Hughes. of Perry •a
H. H. Laughlin, of Crawford 4 ,
Mr. Harvey; of Franklin 41
George Hill, of Berki •
Thomas Bennett, of Lycomink
Geora e t Knox, of `Toga
TOhaMuirai, of Allegheny
Wm. M. Piatt, of Wyoming
S. Wilson, of Northumberland
John Elliott, ofßradford
C.M. Straub, of Schuylkill'
E. W. Build, of Dauphin
George Bush, of Wayne
Philip Dougherty,'of Dauphin
Wm. Merry field, olluzerne
Lewis Bush, of. Susquehanna
George M. Leman, of Dauphin
The committee retired for short
ue, and during their absence the meet.
wag :
. addicesed by Mr: PENNIMAN' of
and Mr. M'F4p.
county. Their DEN of 'Wash. 17g
marks were hum?? responded to.
s' The committee, a p i ?Ointed, to• pre-
Pare. esolutions, •reportedin:ough their
chairman, that, they had agrees , Upon
the folltiwing. which were submitted•ter
the consideration of the meeting. •
- WHEREAS, the time has now come,
when the Democratic .party of Penn
sylvania should 'boldly. declare their
will, and make known their plepsure in
relation A to candidates for President and
Vice Pies:4ot. 'of the. United Sittels; .
and under the peculiar eircutastances in
which we are placed, the union , anti
harmony of the Democratic: party and
iis uhimale sUccestin Pennsylvania im
peratively demand that we should at
once take our final position oil this im
portant question. . ,
. Resolved. By the. Democracy' of
Pennsylvania in Mass' Meeting assem
bled, at the !Capitol of the Common
wealth, that we have jitst cause to feel
proud of the noble and gallant bearing
of Ands Buchanan. His recent let
ter to the . Demo - crate of Pennsylvania..
is renewed evidence of" his self-sacrifice
ing devotion upon the altar of Demecra.
cy, and cannot, fail io ; endear him still
more to the people of Penriaylvaitieand
the Union. We, will stand by hitii and
eheerhim on in thereausiofeivil liber--
AY. with the whole moral and political,
influence which attaches to o tle Data- .
ray of 'the """Keystone -State.!! ! " The
claims of Pennsylvania to the'fqesi
dency in the person of James. Buchan.:
-an are not cancelled, only
. pOstrioried.
Resolved, That we. bane - undintin.
ished confidencein the 'patriotism. AA fr
.ty.and sterling Democracy of MARTIN.
VAN BUREN, sitd••that iii considera
tion of his eminent services to the peo
ple of the to itett States, "the Conataney,
with Which he- his under circum-,
stances adhered Wand ,•maintained the
cardinal principles of thtiliettubli4tk
f‘ :` •• • • 4
Regardkss Jattitinciationfrons anY. Quarsereinr,
gol)immium 9 Ipm_kmuomm coWsYft , i•• I'PAI-09 gi3FLY.iun" vs ast4,&l--;.
party of the Nation. the . Matchless con
sistency whichhas characterized• a long
and.eventful public life, and last, but
not leak, Martin Van Buren fell with ,
his party-in 1840, While vindicating, Our
principles with `a fidelity arifl 'ability un
surpassed. We therefore unammousty
recommend Martin Van Buren of New
York to the consideration of the Demo- ,
cratic party of Pennsylvania, as Their
candidate for the Presidency in 1844.
Resolved, That the> unanimity; the
'haim i nny and )3nthusiasm with which
the Detnneracy of the country are rally
ing around our gallant, standard bearers
of 1840, is a sornpresage to a! glorious
victory in the coming 'contest, is victory
that will be alike cheering and grateful
to die - feelings of the patriot and philan-
Resolved, That the groa,t. and illus.
W oes services of Ricked M. Johnson
to hie country for near half a'century.
his fidelity and fearless devotion in the
cause - 'of human freedom, his gallant
and chivalrous conduct on• - the'eeld, his
extended philanthropy, and pre-eMi
ifent civil services in the public coon=
all these thingsand more too, plead
trumpet-tongued in behalrof the scarred
and hacked 4 , Hero of the Thames."—
Grateful for his services, we unani
mously recommend RICHARD M..
JOHNSON, of Kentucky, for Vice
President of the United States, theman
who has 4 , shed more blood. for his
country t than another now living." a
statesman, and patriot who has stood by
the people in every. vicissitude of for
tune. in peace and in taar.,
Resolved, That we will 'fight the
battle of 1844 under the olt‘, banner of
1840, this banner strea m in light,
around it cluster the mast gin - nous re
collection; ;of the past.' Martin Van
Buren and Richard Johnson have,
been tried and not found wanting, they
are tbe,honeet exponents of our princi
ples, and the unfaltering representatives
of the popular will. THEY stood by
the Democracy of the United States
with unshakenfirnapess and trancendent
ability under the inosttrying and &emir'
reverses. Let the memory of this cheer
uiron to a noble and manly effort for a
restoration of ' our principles, and the
ascendency of Democratic measured by,
electing Van BUren and Johnson to the
position from which they were, ejected
by frauds, fatsehood and debauchery-as
deoloralizing in its influence, as it is
unparalleled in the history of our- go
Resolve& That the doctrines of the ,
two great - political parties in die United
States were'never more clearly defined,
Or better understood than at the present
time. The Democialic party contend
ing for the full maintenance of the
nal principles of our free institutions,
equal rights and equalprivilegea, while
the Federal party are contending for
special rights, and special: privileges,
and the creation of, a National Bank;,
by the power of which, they :hope to
assert and maintain a complete and sig
nal ascendency - of the few over the ma
ny, Under the banner of Henry Clay
the Federal party will be sustained and
cheered on by the money power, the
ariztocracy of wealth on both sides of
the.,Atlantic. The Democratic party
urged on by the noblest impulse ofduty
and patriotism will sally foal() the on
set in all the pride, and glory, and mor
al bearing of freemen, and through the
exercise Of the hilliest right of citizen
ship at the ballot bpi l redeeth the Go
"eminent from the grasping, vautttog.
ambition of Federation, and thereby
show to an admiring,wor:d thatihe "so
her second thought of the people is al
ways right."
Resolved, That we are opposed tO
the projeCt of creating' a United States
Bank, to the assumption of -the State
debts by the General Government—to
the distribution of the proceeds of the
public lands, and to a profligate and
unnecessary expenditure of the public
Reiotved..That .we are in favor_ of a
firopetand judicious tariff, Such as will
advance - the interests of the whole peo.
pie of the United States.' • •
Resolved, That any. and all efforts
by. associated and concentrated wealth
to 'create' inequalities of political condi
don, however insidious it may be. shall
receive intr unmitigated - reprobation.
that freedom of thodght, and of speech,
freedorn of the Piesp, illegal!: and an.
restrained exercise of . conscience and,
of private judgment are Deinocraticdoce
Resolre4, Th at in vindication of these
National principles and - meaaures. 'we
present to our democratic fellow citizens
the (mines of Van,Burer, and Johnson.
These illustrious men have been enlac
ed as Int standard.bearerti in "the , corn
inianntest. of., 1844 , ; and the- 4 , 'star
• ' ' ,
spangled banner," the beautiful:emblem
of liberty:: and our. ceuntry,le IldreatlY
proudly unfurled (Or the victory. his
the .same glorious banner which floated
in tritimph on - the "banks - ff . ' the
.4 Thaines" in 1813,. over) Proctor and
Teetimieh, 46 and long May, it Wave aver
the land of the free, and the home of the
brave." ,
'Resolved, That ' e r
~ T comentLto
our democratic - f ow' ;I;tizens in -the
several counties t at on e organize for
the coming struggle with our old ene
mies the federalists: .I.,et this be our
motto, 44 union, concession, every. thing
for the cause,. nothing for men."
• Resolved, unanimointly. That this
meeting approve of the resolutionloffer
ed in Congress by the Hon. Charles - . 1.
Ingersoll, refunding to General Jack
son the fine imposed on
,him by Judge
Hall, for the gallant measures , taken in
the glorieua defence of, New Orh3ans.
'halite to the e ' Sage of the Hermitage,"
no less than the integrity of the Ameri-,
can character imperiously demands that
a remission of the fine, and arestoration
of the money to the " old' Chief' lie im
mediatel had. , , -
The r esolutions having been read and
considered, .Col. J. J. M'C'emmN mov
ed their adoption, and: addressed the
meeting at some length, in a. forcible
and impressive manner; - when the re
solutions were' adopted by acclamation:
Upon the adoption of the resaltations,
COL SNOWDEN. the President, aqress
ed the meeting in a forcible and Master
ly 'manner. His remarks ,wereloudly
reiponded to,
A motion was thep made - by Col.
WILLIAM BIGLER of Clearfield comity,
that a committee of thirty be appointed
to prepare an address, to the people o
Penasyliania, on'
,the subject of the
next Presideney, waif adopted,, and the
Presidentiumounced the following per-.
sons as said - cominittee : .
Col: War; Bigler, of Cicarfield county
O. B. M'fadden, of Washington A*
D. L. Sherwood, of Tioga
E. A. Penniman, of Philadelphia
3. K., Heckman.of Northampton !•
Col. Henry C. Eyer, of Union ••
A. L. Roomfort, of Philadelphia +•
It. H. Hammond, of North'berln'd 6' -
Henry Petriken, of Dauphin,
John Forney, of Lancaster .
James Enue jr. . , of Philadelphia
William E. Barton, of Bradford 1.
•J. X. M'Lanahan, Or Franklin
Jahn Fonlkrod;ofPhiladelphia
W. R. Goigas,'of Cumberland "
Henry Chapman. of Sticks
S. M. G. Lescurei bf Dauphin
A. Brackenridge, of Allegheny
Thomas O'Bryan, of Perry -
Solomon Shindle. - of Dauphin
W. S. Picking; of York - "
Henry M'Bride, of Westmoreland g ,
Rudolphus Smith, of Monroe
Joseph Deal, of Philadelphia •
Daniel Snyder, of Columbia . 44
James A. Gibsou, of 'Allegheny "
H. B. Hineline, f Northampton' 44
Joseph W. Dune n, of Bedford . "
Jesse Weber, of MMontgomery 4 ,
On motion, leave was given said corn
mittee to report after the adjournment
of the meeting, and ,that their addiesi
be published with the proceedings.
'The following resolution watt then
offered by by. .SummEt . of Dauphin
county. and adopted
# d'
Resolved, That' it be recommended
to•the Democratic citizens of Pennsyl
vania, to form themselves into estima
tions for, the , purpoes of securing the ,
eleition of the nominees of the;Nation
al Convention, for President and Vice
President. ' -
The following resolution Was ithen
adripied, on motion of Henry Petriken, .
of Dauphin county : '
'Resolved, As the sense of this meet
ing, that the. existing Tariff tiothing
more or less than: sufficiently ' protects
the• manufacturing, mining, agricultural•
and laboring interests of. Pennsylvania;
and that for its passage,-we ire mainly
indebted to the Hon. JAMES BU.
CHANAN, ; aIid for its permanency we
must rely chiefly on his , well knosin
consistency and unchangeable devotion
to his native mite and its vital interests.
On Motion, it svas , "
Resolved, That the .President _and
officers of, the - meeting be a cominittee
to forward. its preceedings to Gen; An -
drew Jackson,. Martin Van Buren, Ri-
chard hi: Johnsen, James -Buchanan
_chides J. Ingersoll, and to each of
the Democratic members of Cpagress
frOm this-state. ;
- Resolved, That ,the proceedings of
this meeting be signed by the officers,
and published an the Democratic Un
init./and Dernocratio papers of
this Conimonviealth: and inr the Globe
a t WaShilliioo: - eiiy Albanr . ,Arols.
Ohio Statestuan,,amO h o - Richmond E i n 7 '
quirer: ' ' "
;:at::: $.l
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• • General Jackson In 110000 C
-trict.:Sontir ye* - since. kfieert" Mrs.
Steplienson, , a•ivenerable elation,:who
had been the, youthful...aconakrtience i of
Gen.' Andrew,lapknon • daring.' the re
iolntitinary war. - was induced ; by
:curiosity, as - will air' iespeek for 'the'
character efthisestitriable . old lady, - to
visit who 'had beetithe 'companion
of bur .illustrions.-x-ikeirident,in the
days. of his boyhood and nbseurity....
foundMrs,Ptephenson all that she had
been- represented to be,--in
'kind' hearted and fine looking Oletnet!
ton full olconversation and ..aneedotea
,the 4 , old She was born
,n .
_neighborhood of the - Witsewir.„ in
Leicester district' S. C.' andthere. grey!'
irp' With the future "hero of :New. Or,.
leans." The- wither' of Andre* , Jack-
KM, ancl,..her„ three: sops.. were well
known to Mrs. Vtephenson. 3 Andrew
was the youngeSt.*and Omit,' her own.
age. Th'ey'' .were tent: to the same
schieo4 and '.their parents , lived very .
near 'to each other. The father,of Gen
Jackson died before Mrs. Stephertames
recolleetient, and shortly afterhie . settle
ment in'S'Onth• Carolina. and his
-wife were . both . from Ireland.. At , the
commencemeriV - Of. the ?reVolutionary
sifuggle ip South =Carolina, Andrew was
to . gram ochoOl, kept in the
meeting Wise of - Waste* neigliboi
hood.,. As the contest grew ,Warm the
school was discoininuedi unit theineei;
lag house burnt. down. - Li -the : mean
time, one of _Andrew's brothers. died,
'and the,other entered the services of his
country. t 'During the war this other 1
brother,almi'died with - the small pox.:
The Witsaw- neighborhood, -- at one
periqd7of the .revolution r , Was the seat
of war in the Southern Country, • and
was laid almost entirely 'desolate, 'and
'left Without --.itthabitants.' !It 'was :du
ring this distressing period:that Andrew
himself. then *youth - of 14 or .15 years
Of ageijoined the army.. The particu
lars of his services were unknown to'
Mei.' - Stephenion; She uuderritoott,
however, that he Was taken prisoner by
the British, and heard that he had. re
ceived a blow !from an -officer with hie
sword, for not perforating some menial
office during-licis imprisimmeat.' There
were two cousins of Andrew's in the
army with' hint. One of them was kill
ed and the other taken priioner. Whilst
a Prisoner of war in Charleston he 'was
taken sick, arid hisatint. Mrs. Jackson
loather life in attempting to visit him.
She fell a victim`te the climate and soy
row,: and her nephew. soon followed,-
-This left Andrew without a relation on
;this side of the Atlantic-4 boy - and 'at=
most aetrangerin a new country.' The
little property .which:' hie family. pos
sessed had been plundered and destroy
ed. • .
When the ;country was restored to
peace, he found himself in no very
agreeable situ:anon—destitute ofa home,
reletions, frieMis and irony: 'Under
these circumstances, hmade the house
of a,Mr. White his home. White was
the uncle of Nil. Stephenson, and a
saddler by trade. Andrdw remained
with hill' . twelve or eighteen months,
and during that time assisted hiin in
working at his trade. What , progress
the future !resident of the United
Olgtvo made in his humble but respecta-.
ble oceupation, is not known. But the
fact of his being thus engaged for that
length ortime,
is well known to Mrs.
Stephenson,' Becoming tired • 'of the
Ibusiness of making saddles, and finding
lan Opportunity of doing better, he left
Mr. White's and.went to North Caroli
na,.k where he . afterwards commenced
the study of law, and was admitted to
the bar.
Voter 'hr . , Cattle.
Every farmex . should provide a good
supply of pare water for his stock, where
''they.. cur hale convenient accgss to it,. if
possible to do this without great expense;
the vrate.r should be in tbe barn yaid,"
that all animals may partake of it when
,pl4ase, and save the, loss,of manure
consequeneon their travelling some dis
tance for, water, beside the liability - of
the,weak 46 irijnred by 'the strong, or
to be deprived of the privilege of drink
ing, after ' travellinglar for that purpose.
With a good well and . pump at or near
the yard, or where the water can be car.
tied - in a trough to the yard; water can
be supplied with less trouble than by go
ing distance to shovel out - Water and
get :cattle 4o it in . stormy
.and blustering
days ;- besides the cattle will . be much
better, aceopumidated, and a great' saving
of'manure!Will'be made. '• :" •
, •
VEnixON.—liawthorße says;
thepig.virit-siifring appeal „ , (o
tor r hearihi,f; has becom e obsolete,l
It is - ticknOit-for your
. • • '.` •
GociLiotiem'es ace.
The Blaebinith at the Battle at Poadrelam
And no*l hate given ycin Some-in
stances of courage , and Aieroie - daring , '
among those. high in station , and , m- -
awned in fame,' ,One instancemore
=.-an example 4of recklessvcourageo.-
The' her was a stout blackainith--aye,';
an humble blacksmith, •his stout t
frame, hardened by, mil throbbing: ith
. as generous and impulse of fredom sii
ever beat kr the bosom ,of LaFayette,
or throbbed around--the- heart of mad
Anthony Wayne.
It was in.the full, tide dabs retreat,
that a follower of the American , camp,
who had at least Shouldered a eartwhip
in Ins noentry'S Service, was driving
baggage' wagcin from the . battlefield;::
while some short di:stance behind a
body Of Contineetals , were. rushing for
ward, with a troop of Britishers inclose.
The waggon had arrived at
.a narrow
point of the byel road leading to- the'
south•-where L two high banks of rock
and crag arrismgcm either
ed just space sufficient the,passage.
of his waggen, aad not Anita more..
Hie, eye was arrested by The sight of
a stout, museular man, agate forty year
of age, extending at Vie foot of a tree
at the )rery 'opening of this pass. r: die
was clad \in the course attire of a -
mechanic—hia coat ,hadheentung aside
and with the4hirt sleeies rolled up
from his muscular arms, he kV extend
ed-on the turf, with hill rifle in, his
grasp, while tha 'blood t streamed „in *
torrent from his 'rightleg, broken aithe
knee by aeannon ball.
The wag,goner's sympathies`.were
arrested by-the sight—he would-'have
paused itt the very instant of hiti
and placed ther,wounded, blacksinith
his wagon, but the . stout-hearted no.
"Chanic refused. 1. • '
" 'l'll'not getinto your wagon,' he
exclaimed in his rough may ;
tell you:what I will do. 111 you 'see
yonder cherry tree on the top of • that
rock that hangs over the road ? Do ,
you think you could lift a man of mj ,
build up thar t: For yott see, neighbor," '
he continued, while the 'blood flowed
fsom his- !round: I never meddled
with the. Britishers until
,they Came '
tramping over this valley, and burned
my house • down:* And now all
riddled tnpieces, and being got more •
than fifteen minutes life in mei But I
have got three good rifle balls in my
catridge box, and io jist prop me up
against that cherry tree and I'll giveem
the-whole three shots, and then," he ,
exclaimed, .1 and then-I'll die l"
The waggoner started' his- horse,
ahead, and then with a sudden effort of
strength, dragged the blacksmith , along
the sod to the foet'of - the cherry tree
surmounting the rock by the road side.
In a moment his'- - back waspropped
against the tree, -his. face was to the
advancing troopers, and while his shat,
teredleg hung over the bank. the wag,
goner rushed on his way. while the
blacksmith 'ery coolky proceeded to
load-his rifle. •
_lt was noi• long' before a body of
American soldiers rushed by, with the
British in pursuit. The blacksmith,
greeted them-With 4 shout, and-then'
raising his rifle to hisphoulder,-hepielt
ed the foremost from his steed, with*.,
the exclamation, " that's. for - General
Washington. In a moment the - rifle,
was loaded, 'again " was it fired, and - the
pursuing British rode over . the bddy of
another fallen officer That's- for
myself!" cried die blickemith.
then with a hand strong with the feel
ing of coming death, thn . sturd.!% •free
man again loaded, again- raised l 'his ri='.
tie. He fired his last shot, and ea
another officer kissed the sod, the tear
quivered in the eye•of the dying black
smith, "And that," lie cried, with a
husky voice whichitrengthenedinto
shout,." And that's for Mad
Wayne'." •
Long after the - battle was' Past, the
body was discovered, propped against
the tree, With the featbresv frozen in
death, smiling grimly, whilst the right
hand grasped the never. failing rifle.
_And thus died one' of the „ten, thou
sand:brAte mechanie 'heroes of the rev
tion.lirave - in the tonr of battle ; • un. -
daunted in' the hone of-retreat; undis,
mayed in'the holt', of death; •
A SAD MIB?AK ...—la the praCtice of
politely bowing* stranger out of u riew,
where there it still. roorn to spare A; 13,
not a. lack of ev %v
en - orlclly cour
tesey .f. ifave yeti not atiettken . the,
pew, ctrl" blindly said one of these.
Sunday. Cheaterfields,, al with ,erophat
io gracefulness he opined Able door.-
6, 0 r beg, paraene replied' the- stranger, `
rieitig to go'out,".. I fear II have ; took'
It - for' a Chnstian's2!
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