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'I liavo sworn upon tlio Alfar of Cod, eternal hostility to every form of Tyranny over the Mind of Man." Thomas Jefferson.
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY JOHN S. INGRAM.
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA. SATURDAY, AUGUST 26,' 1837.
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From the Mountaineer. (
Tune "lltyal Charlie"
timos! Hani times! is now the cry,.
iTho country's in confusion !
Thollanks have stopped! and still they try
To mystify delusion:
ii liev Rive us trash,
.And keep the casli,
send across the waters,
ro pay for tilings
f They toughtfrom Kings, ,
:j..ti i i t
gun uur huiih uuu uuugmursi
'hen to the Polls ve nolle souls!
The Hantcs man crv for mftirtcrs.' '
Wut hear their doom (CVtiikt siialViiescjie,
'pOJorJeit all their charters!
jiKhall ConroitATioNR rulo the soilj
-SCThat Washington defended 1'
"J Must honest people sweat and toil,
'VAnd see their rights "suspended?'
'jMust we bo slaves, t
f To pamper knaves 1 '
$8ball Bankers bo our masters?
. :: tit.... in . ,
Uuimr rom uay 10 uay,
JBfinolhing but shin-plaslcrs?
Bravo Jackson strove to keep us free, ,
lie loved his country dearly;
sound metallic currency
as not a "rnoMisE" merely:
til "LITTLE VAN g
An honest man,
U imitate the Hero,
rptiiI thn. will fro
llntirn tllfir Wna
t Atlhast as low as Zero!! '
When to the Polls, Qcl
iGoNantst is about to meet, !
'jton a great occasion,
r.no unholy scheme defeat
'ifc common expectation:
?If Mautin will
The scenes which now are tragic, '
IdWBcforo a year, t "
!.if5itor;iioiESTr is "jiaoic!!" ., .
LrW $iffirhe to the Polls, 4 c.
k, t jThqJjEmpire Stato" may- play her pranks,
" 'And e'en the "Old Dominion,"
a 'MayTwnVe wath all her broken Banks ' '
s ,'tyltegrirdlcs9 of opinion:
1 4iTho Keystone Slate
dills fall thick upon her, ,
iWithout a stain,
high and "sacred honor."
Then to the Polls, 4 c.
(tlllv- itnrlrrstnnrt mir wV(
i,Tho rights of Law and Nature:
Wo l vote no more far paper fates,
tj-yi o fill our Legislature:
SfWe'Ildo or die
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provo inaiwo are jrcemeni
Then to the Polls, 4c.
PERRY'SS VICTORY ON LAKE ERIE.
nr an ete witxess.
W&Qn the mnrniiif-of the lOthofSeptnm
berl813, at sunrise the enemy wero dis-
,(S jpurjioscofattackingoiir squadron then al an
l!liohQr:in Put-in-Oay; Not a moment was
UoM)0 lost. Perry's squadron immediately
, Rounder way, arid stood out to meet the
urpmi ueet, wtucli at tins time had ie
.gather gage. At 10 A. M. tho wind shift
ted;: from s. W; to S. E. which brought
" ourguadron to windward. The wind was
"light, the day beautiful not a cloud obscu-
kredittio horizon. The lino was formed at
eleven, and Commodore Perry caused an
Jlegant flag, wliich ho had privately prcpa
frcdjjto be hoisted at tho most head of the
xJa?Tcncc; on this flag was painted, in
characters legible to tho whole fleet, the
aymg words of the immortal La.whf.nce
DONT GIVE UP TIIE SHIP." Its
infiV i : .l .1 .M.-..l I i
mvmjv a uufc iu uu uuaujiueu uvtiiy ucari
Wallelcctrificd. The crews cheered tho
imnparating can was passed. Both fleets
anrirwrpil nnirnr fnr llin pnnflint. nn llirt ro.
f which so much depended. At 15
.mimites before 12, the Detroit, tho head
i biforo 12, the Detroit,
rnosUahip of the enemy, opened upon tho
'Lawrence, which for ten minutes was obli
ged (o sustain a well directed and heavy
. fire from llin P.np.mv's tll-n Inrmi cliina ll'itll.
teut'lieing able to return it with carronades:
Bflti5. minutes beforo 12 tho Lawrenco oncn-
lT.tv .i - ,i i
irii!xullu" ",u me uiner vcbsuis were
utwtcu io Biippuri iicr, uui mo wmu was
tliis time too lipht to enable them to come
up. Every brace and bowline of the Law-
rence being . soon shot away, she
soon shot away, she became
unmanageable, and in this situation sustain
ed the action upwards of 2 hours within
canister distance, until every gun was ren
dered useless, and but a small part of her
crew left unhurt upon deck.,
At half past two the wind increased and
enabled the Niagara to cotnc into close ac
tion the gun boats took a nearer position.
Commodore 1'erry left his ship in charge
of Jit. iirncl, and wont on board the Niag
ara. Just as he reached that vessel, the
(lag of the Lawrence came down', tiie crisis
had arrived. Cnpt. Elliott at this moment
anticipated the wishes of tho Commodore,
by volunteering his service in bringing the
srhooncrs into close action.
At -15 minutes past 2 the signal was giv
en for close action. The Niagara being
very little injured, and her crew fresh the
commodore determined to pass through the
enemy's line; he accordingly bore up and
passed ahead of the Detroit, Queen Char
1'dttc and Lady Prevost, pouring a terrible
rakitig lire into them from tho starboard
glins, and on the Chippcway and Little
Welt, from the Larboard side, at half pistol
shot distance. The small vessels at this
time having got within grape and canister
distance, kept up a well directed und de
structive fire. The action now raged with
the greatest fury the Queen Charlotte,
having lost her commander and several of
her principal officers, in a moments confu
sion got foul of the Detroit in this situa
tion the enemy in their turn had to sustain
a tremendous fire without the power of re
turning it with much effect; the carnage
was horrible the flags of the Detroit,
Queen Charlotte and Lady Prevost struck
m rapid succession: The brig Hunter and
schooner Chippcway were soon made to
follow the example. The Little Uelt at
tempted to escape to Maiden, but she was
pursued by two of the gun boats and stir
rendered about three miles distant from the
scene of action.
fin . i . i .
i no writer oi mis account m company
with 5 others arrived at the head ol Put-in
Day island, on the evening of the 9th, and
had a view of the action, at the distance of
Only ten miles: The spectacle was truly
grand and awful. The firing was inces
sant, for the space of 3 hours; arid continu
ed at short intervals -15 minutes longer.
In less than one hour after the battle began,
most of tho vessels of both fleets were in
volved in a cloud of smoke, which rendered
the issue of the action uncertain, till the
next morning when wo visited the fleet in
harbor on the opp s,itc side of the island.
The fcadcr will easily judge of our solici
tude to learn the result. There is no senti
ment more painful than suspense when it is
excited by the uncertain issue of an event
If the wind had continued atS. W. it was
the intention of Admiral Barclay to have
J hoarded our aquadron; for this purpose he
, had taken on board of his fleet about 200 of
the famous -list regiment; they acted as
marines and fought bravely, but nearly two
thirds of them wero cither killed or wound
ed. The carnage on board the prizes was
prodigious they must have lost 200 killed
besides wounded. The side of the Detroit
and Queen Charlotto were shattered from
bow to stern; there was scarcely room to
phico one's hands on their larboard sides
without touching the impression of a shot
a great many balls canister and grape,'
wero found lodged in her bulwarks, which
were too thick to be penetrated by our car
ronades unless within pistol shot distance.
Their rriasts wero so much shattered that
they fell overboard soon after they got into
Tho loss of the Americans was severe,
particularly on board the Lawrence.
When her flag was struck she had but 9
men on board fit for duty. Her sides wero
completely riddled by the shot from tho
long guns of tho British ships
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aijiuu iiiuunuy unv; vu..
went on board, exhibited a scene that de
fies description for it was literally cover
ed viih blood, which still adhered to the
plank, and cloths, brains, hair and frag
ments of bones wore still sticking to Ihe rig
ging and sides. The surgeons were still
busy with the wounded enough! horror
appalled my senses.
Among the wounded were several brave
fellows, each of whom had lost a leg or an
arm tliey appeared eliecrlul aim expressed
a wish that they had done their duty.
Rome and Sparta would have been proud
of these heroes!
It would be invidious to particularize in
stances of individual merit, where every one
so nobly performed his part; of the 9 sea
men remaining unhurt at the time the Law
rence struck her flag, 5 were immediately
promoted for their unshaken firmness in
such a trying situation. The most of these
had been in the actions with the Gucrriere
Every officer of the Lawrence, except the
commodore and his little brother, a promi
sing youth 13 ypars of age, were either
killed or wounded.
The efficacy of the gun boats was fully
proved in this action, and the stems of all
the prizes bear ample testimony of the fact.
They took raking positions and galled the
enemy severely. The Lady Prevost lost
12 men before either of the brigs fired
on her. Their fire was quick and pre
cise. Let us hear the enemy. The "gen
eral order of General Adjutant Bayncr. con
tains the following words, "his (Perry's)
numerous gun-boats, (four) which had pro
ved the greatest annoyance during the ac
tion, were all uninjured."
The undaunted bravery of Admiral Bar
clay, entitled him to a better fate; to the
loss of the day was superadded grievous
and dangerous wounds; he had before lost
an arm; it was now his hard fortune to lose
the use of the other, by a shot which car
ried away the blade of his right shoulder;
a canister shot made a violent contusion in
his hip; his wounds was for some days con
sidered mortal. Every possible attention
was paid to 1 is situation. When commo
dore Perry sailed for Buflalow he was so
far recovered that he took passage in our
licet. The fleet touched at Erie. The
citizens saw the affecting spectacle of Har
rison and Perry leading the wounded Brit
ish Hero, still unable to walk without help,
from the beach to their lodgings.
On board the Detroit twenty-four hours'
after her surrender, were found snugly
stowed away in the hold two Indian Chiefs,
who had tho courage to go on boaid at Mai
den, for the purpose of acting as sharp
shooters to kill our officers. Ono had the
courage to ascend into the round top and
discharge his piece, but the whizzing of
shot, splinters and bits of rigging, soon made
tho place too waim for him he descended
faster than he went up; at tho moment he
reached tho deck the fragments ofa sea
men's head struck his comrade's face and
covered it with' blood and brains. He vo
ciferatcd the savage interjection 'quoii!'
and both sought safety below.
1 he Uritish olhccrs had domesticated a
bear at Maiden. Bruin accompanied his
comrades to battle was on the deck of
the Detroit during the engagement, and es
The killed of both fleets were thrown
overboard as fast as they fell. Several
were washed ashoro upon the island and
the main during the gales that succeeded
Commodore Perry treated the prisoners
with, indulgence; several Canadians, hav
ing wives at Maiden, wero permitted to vis
it their families on parole.
Tho British wero superior in the length
and nunibcrof their guns, as well as in the
number of men. Tho American fleet was
manned with a motety set of beings, Euro
peans, Africans, Americans, from every
partoflhpU. S. Full one fourth , were
blacks I saw ono Russian, whocoulUnot
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brave and who could be otherwise under
the command of Perry
The day after the baltlc, the funeral ob
sequies of the American and British officers
who had fallen in the action, were perform
ed, in an appropriate and affecting man
ner. An opening on tho margin of the
bay, was selected for the interment of the
bodies. The crcWs of both fleets attended.
The weather was fine the elements seem
ed to participate in the solemnities of the
day, for every breeze was hushed and not
wavo ruffled the surface of the waters.
The procession of boats the neat appear
ance of the officers and men the music
the slow and regular motion of the oars,
striking the exact time with tho notes of the
solemn 'dirge uW mournful waving of the
n ..STC r
"go mi; buuuu ui uiu iiiiuuiu guns irom
the different steps in the harbor the wild
and solitary aspect of the place the still
ness of nature, gave to the scene an air of
melancholy grandeur, better felt than de
scribed all acknowjedged its influence
all were sensibly aflccted. What a con
trast did it exhibit to the terrible conflict of
the preceding day! Then the people of
tho two squadrons were engaged, in the
deadly strife of arms. Now they associa
ted like brothers, to pay the last sad tribute
of respect to the dead of both nations.
Five officers were interred, two Ameri
can and three British. Lt. Brooks and
midshipman l.amb of the Lawrence; Capt.
Finks and Lieut. Stokes ofthe Queen Char
lotte, and Lieut. Garland of tho Detroit.
The graves are but a few paces from the
beech, and the future traveller of cither na
tion, will find no monument whereby he
may distinguish tho American from tho
Singular Name. A good old lady once
presented her darling to the parson to re
ceive the ordinance of baptism. The rev
erend gentleman took the child in his arms,
and in a solemn impressive tone said,
"name this child," "Acts," replied the
mother. The divino withdrew his hand
from the holy fount, where it had just been
placed, and said, "why madam do you call
your boy by that name?" why sir," said
said she, "our eldest we called Matthew;
we have since had Matk, Luke and John,
and intending to go thro' we this one 'Acts.'
The late John Randolph, of Roanoke,
in the year 1813, when the -New York
hanks suspended specie payments, had a
remittance of some thousand dollars made
him from England. T.he sum covered the
wholo of ono of his tobacco crops, and the
funds ware locked up in the vaults of the
bank of America. Mr. Randolph was at
the time in the prime of life, in the full en
joyment of unequalled popularity. Here-
paired to New York, and demanded his
funds in specie. It cannot be had was the
prompt reply. "It must bo had" was the
laconic response of Mr. Randolph. The
The bank was incorrigible till the succeed
ing day, when the columns of the New
York Columbian announced by advertise
ment, that that afternoon at 2 o'clock the
Hon. Johri Randolph of Roanoke, would
address tho people on the subject of banks
and the frauds they had committed, from
the steps of the bank of America! It is
scarcely necessary to say that before tho
hour arrived every farthing demanded by
Mr. Randolph was paid over in specie.
1. Never enquire thou of the Editor for
tho news, for behold it is his duty at the ap
pointed time to give it unto thee without
2. When thou dost writo for his paper,
never say unto him "what thinkest thou of
my piece," for it may bo that tho truth
might offend thee.
3. It is not fit that thou should ask of
him, who is tho author of any article, for
his duty requires him to keep such things
4. When thou dost onter intp a printing
office, have a care unto thyself, thou dost
not touch tho type; for thou may'st cause
the printer much trouble.
"5. Look thou not at tho copy which is
in the hands of compositors; for that is not
meet in the sight of the printer.
0. Neither examine thou the proof sheet
for it is not ready to meet thine eye, that
thou may'st understand it.
7. Prefer thy country (State!) paper to
any other: subscribe immediately for it,
and pay in advance, and it shall be well
with thee and thy little ones. Broivns
An Irishman meeting an acquaintance',
thus accosted him, 'Ah my dear; who do
you think I have just been speaking to?
Your old friend Patrick, faith? and he has
grown so thin, I hardly knew him. You
arc thin, and I am thin, but he is thinner
than Voth of ns put together.
Antediluvian Pun. 'Let me have your
walking stick, asked a little child of his
father who carried a very heavy loaded
staff. 'No, no, child,' was the answer,
'you're not Mle to carry my Gane.1
A Snake in Ireland. The virtue of St.
Patrick's curse appears o be on the wane.
A snake was seen near Carrick, toward the
end of May a fact which we find duly re
corded in the Dublin papers.
We have seen two Italians with two
monkeys, a drum, some jingling bells, and
a set of whistles, attract a larger concourse
of spectators than Mr. Webster can by a
dinner speech. All this parade is mere
nim-doll. As long as the Hartford Con
vention ocedpies a place in American histo
ry! no man connected with that treasona
ble conclave, however remotely, can ever
be President of the United States. New
port (It. I.J Argus.
The Eastern Argus says that a man can't
begin to get into tfie best society in Middle
town, Ct. unless he has failed three times,
and the last time for over -10,000.
A late London periodical says: "Bal
loons'now start almost every evening from
various parts of the town and men, wo
men, and monkeys are to beseen ascending
and descending. We have less commer
cial and other distress, probably, in conse
quence of the world's looking up."
Anecdote. In calling the roll of the
Convention of Business men, yesterday,
with tho view of ascertaining the occupa
tion of each member, when the President's
(Mr. Halsey) name was called, he answer
ed that his business of late had been that of
pondering upon the evils ofthe times and
endeavoring to discover some effectual rem
edy. He had some time ago been engaged,
he said, in building small houses for me
chanics and trades people, but the pressure
had stopped business and driven these a
way so that his houses were now tenantlcss,
and his occupation was gone. He had no
business, which was tho very reason why
he came here. Phila. Herald.
A lady at sea, full of delicate apprehen
sions in a gale of wind, cried out, among
other pretty exclamations, "we shall all go
to the bottom, mercy on us, how my head
swims!" "Madam, never fear" said one
of tho sailors, "you can never go to tho
bottom while your head swims."
The New Orleans correspondent of tho
New York Express, says in a letter dated
Thirteen duels havo been fought in and
near the city during the week five moro
were to lake place this morning.
My Stars The following toast was
given atalato Railroad celebration in Car
TFoman. The Morning Star of our
youth tho Day Star of our manhood-
t-, Lf r.r.i
Uio livening our uitwu ago, ynm pipes
our gtarst .