Star and banner. (Gettysburg, Pa.) 1847-1864, May 28, 1847, Image 1

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Yriioner for Debt.
am t. e. vtarreistr..
Lekibint—through hia dungeon Pala
pray and cold, the monfing light
Ceram stealing round hint. dim and later •
• 'Asif it teethed the sight.
R'eelining On his showy' bed,
Hjelttitpl POsailla its drPollithi Whi .--
. ille blattabok cliaakil Roamed and ittd.
Unarm* hle troy. ilteihntad head i ,
, And iPee his IngdifiViow •
Hie bridigllttlrelled *kip of gnaw.
. „
No grateid dr* woretam' iiienvii, . 1
Arai r t 4.' . tants:es tw,th is shio ;
-And 0., 14h.!=a',.1,': ita. . -
The frequent ague tWI .
A asenid, half Murmur and half groan,
resew apart the pirialid vip
• Of tin old snflintr's balmier" lip;
.1 1 eSo , ..Ohrisindetualdng is the Ate
' Of chained and.deeolated .
Aust.tied.,, .liviv - thit'eld lit' flititete i
Api slams hie piisoo lied; .
Whose ' it s , 'limit his *gm bed;.--
i l y
welkin on him den* and ;ed.
- - '"Airlitetuthrserthimi - heartiess jeer......
Fall ever on' his loathing sat,;
. ' And, or In wandlike= or sleep, -
Nerve, heels and atom ;prep,
e . Whenc'er that ruffian% loosing limb
Crirnseeiwith murder, touches him !
What has the grey-haired prisoner done . b
Has murder *lined his hands with gore i l--
.Tiot , ap: his crime's a furrier one—
God iiade Ike Old Met tool !
For this be theirs a felon's gen—
The fitteet estthly type of hell !
Per Odiro-the boon for which he poured
His "004 blood on th' ingradeeir Word,
And counted light the &arful cost—
* Hii Nood.gained liberty is lost ?
And thou, (or such a place of rest.
pld prisoner, poured thy blood as rain
On Commas field, and Bunker. crest,
And Saratoga'. plain ! . .
Look forth, thin mon of many seers,
Through thy dim dungeon's iron burs;
It must bp joy. In-soods..booilbo. - - ... -
Fon monument upreared to thee;
T iled ;granite and a - prlion cell— .
fand repsLyetfik advice well! -
. -.
go, &Mile bells iiigifire, the guns,
And fling the starry homier out ;
tlhout "Freedom!" till your lisping ones
. also hack their cridle shouts!
Let boasted elegise:roe declaim
Of honor, liberty, and fame;
Stilt lot the poet". Staab; be heard,
With "glory" for each .envier word,
And vise-thingeidt breath agree
Te praise "our embus liberty !"
Bet when the patiiotl' cannon jars
The prison's cold and gloomy wall.
. And through Its grates the stripes and stars
Moe on the wind and fall—
Think ye that the prisoner's aged ear
Rejoieeain the general cheer?
Think yr his dim and failing eye
Is kindled with your pageantry 1
Harrowing of soul, and chained of limb,
What's your karnival to him
. Down with the I.IW Plst flinde him thus!
Unwurdlyinternen, let it find
No nrfuilt from the withotipg nurse
Of tiod 'GO human kladt
Orin 11ie arisonees u ink teat►
• An 3 tilher from iliro; glooln
.The etc# l l' I"!;
_ fine opm swish rifdod :
dam N ethoi t q botal .
;no ohatitottm of th' AtiOgy's hand 1
" Gant.
The Rattlesnake Bite.
0 8 0 Klidttned the airs sacks, .
.•. •, , Subtlast beast of all tba kV."
Par. Lost
Twenty-one years ago, the goodly town
of CharoberibairvinPettaylvania, wore a
dilTerep. asps t, from what it does at the
prerientd4:' In this twist petioda mighty
Omer ,ttee tak,en,plare in the condition of
-thipp,artiond it. ,Railmatis,were, as yet,
things uninstren-.4he rishipg of the steam
- froitte,:With''hiif long , tiairr, rivalling the
.riPeed of: this.tillsr.Pigebit, - had net' yet - dist-
Vrbed the echoes ofthe otoiincsin shies
Jul L ° county. connty.
lbisk tlayik , iniilht be seen, fillip their
rifili4YAMMtelveti Pennaylvania teams
L AO Imes oily, live in the - Memories of men.
They have paned away, and have given
place to the swift ear, ?the slow, uogain
ly A. grand sight it was to nee
s oniettnies a dozen of those pea( teems in
ene,lopg,string, drawn by five or six stout
dlOrses4 Moving steadily along at the rate
ottiirenty *tiles a day, and headed by a
Wagon tidiness linen corer was whiter bleach
-14, aid .Wboste Imply was painted a bright
.l-ser bine, than the rest, and whose horses
and honsings were trimmed with gay red
!Vine, and strings of bells on iron arches
rho:re.fheit collars, that made merry music
moveditong. Ildw proudly stepa
pftd,the horses, and with what an air did
the, driver 'wig himself in his saddle, and
• orack Ails whip, and cry "wo hoy."
In this. manner all the merchatmlize for
• •:''suipplyingdthe "Western country" was
stlum transported to Pittsburg. "Going o
--v pr
~the mountains" was a very different
lAA . from the easy three liar?' journey of
10 .the,proseitt. And the taverns along the
.tgremt turnpikes are changed as sadly as
the means of locomotion. Every pretty
lowa slid not then, boast of its Washington
or American Flossie, with a paltry Mina- ,
thin at table of the etiquette of the lordly
.Aonti or Tremont. . The good old nature
of the "Preen Tree," the "Spread Eagle ,r
epti thu "Rising Sun," were 1) 1 01 ill VOgile.
T YII.IOI Weis 1 111 10 , rarfill "found thi**
vents fqr the itcoonsmodatkon of thethaso ,
eters, slid' ihereetitt& !tient be seen ten or
twelve Warms %dad atoUbd to
trough fastened to the 'iongueoutd.five or
sit ltoteceartinulltill Ni to "each, quietly
munching fheirOits after the short jar-.
ney of the day. An iir of conniftirt, rpigned
withil' the hoes% audit the table profusion
was more plainly discernible than •etyle.
Who .knew better then the . Pennsylvania
landlady Of tharday bowie stew a chink
en and make a cup of coffee 1 Or who
better than the could bake the crisp broWn
waffle-cake, and bring it to the table time;
king botand owitnnting in butter ?
“But past is ell thdr fame : the Tax spot
Wbets once in pride they flourished, is fame . t.”
On a. bright. Warm 'evening in Juno,
1825, at the sign ;of, the ()roes Aingp, in
Chambersburg, the landlord was talking to
some Ohio nierchant, who hart been to Phil
adelphiii to purchaie Odds, and were thus
on *sir return home, travelling on horse
back._._ Around the door were various peo
ple and mechanics of the town, who had
dropped in to have an hour's 'chat, audio
hear tho news from the city, brought by
the teimsters—for the people then contri
ved to live without the eager haste for news
that characterizes the present generation ;
and however we may smile at their sim
plicity and ignorance, such a thing never
entered their heads as killing horses and
breaking the necks of their riders for the
sake of getting Intelligence a few hours
sooner than by regular course of mail.—
By degrees their discourse turned to poli-
tics, and the Presidential election, and the
inauguration of John Quincy Adams, whielt
had taken place w few months previous,
were the the themes. The anti-adminia 7
nation mty was_ dal most numerous on
this occasion. foe Stintrnel,, the black
stuith,wea. loud in his dissatioffiction at
the result, and litde Torn Pierce, the white
barber,routidly asseited that Gin. dackeon
had been cites ted ou tof his election.- "But
lookout. -boys,!! said he. "anditwo det%
make hint' President next - time; you may
hang me for a false prophet:"
On the-turnpike, three quarters of a mile
witet - of Chambersburg,' lived •a good sub
stantial farmer by the name of Peter Bon
switz ; each retarding year added - to lint
wealth t he had the talleit horses anti the
fattest cattle that could be seen in Frank
lin county, when he had a team on the
turnpike, and his farm' was all fenced in
with locust posts and chestnut rails. Of
the dunibility of this mode of enclosure,
his hired man, Jake Hoover, had the most
exalted idea; he declared that locust posts
and chesnut rails .would last forever, for
Peter Bonawita had tried them twice,—
Jie had one only child, a daughter, fair
and rosy as the summer clouds when the
sun went down behind the Cove mountain.
Kate Bonawitz was eighteen years old,
hut, most sentimental reader, sbe had not
been educated' at a fashionable boarding
school, and at that age, I am ! wry to Baty,
she was not a proficient inunidern accom
plishments. She eould not play on•the
ptano, nor thrum on the guitar--she could
not paint in water colors, ner perfdrm ex
periments in annual Philosphy. But who
could spin a finer flaxen thread than she,
and weave it with her own hands t—who
could bake a whiter, lighther loaf'—who
could send sweeter butter to market t--or
whose voice . went up Ira eleer and melodi
ous in Old Hundred, in the good old tp
tlierantditirel .oT - Olimbersbergt - Not
One. T will not pretend to say that.being
solelteirea . s. to . her father's broad acres,
Might not have been.a large ingredient in
ate admiration that weir felt for her by the
Young men in the region round about
Chatnintreburg, but without this egpectan
cy, Kate was a desirable twentiteart. To
la blooming complexion, and .a :form that
had not been spoiled by the milliner, she
addel i4oileutty' Mid a:large shareor good'
genii,' and Irtite *la well' fitted to MaTits.
that much talked 9f.thiag. a good
lie webder, the • canoed the heaths of the
younteden to flutter.
In the borough lived a young house-ctuu
pester, a scion of the ancient 'family.of the .
Smitheinatri./nith" wish 1 "" itc'Son,
face and black curl y locks; •irith broad.
shoulder' and intimations habits.
foremost in all the country "frolics of the
times ; he took the lead in the hiss' sit',the
singing school, and no quilting or sleighing`
party was bbinplete without John 'Smith."
Oh ! these jolly sleighing parties 'in the
country ! To be wrapped in the same
butTalo robe with your Tairtner. and speed
away a dozen of miles to - a dance! Ohl
the music of the belli and the oectutirinal
accompaniment of a tilt over Into sitt!ow
bank—and the delightful task of picking
up yourcompaniun and brushing the snow
from her ; and then to start after .your
horse just to show her how fast you can
run, 'and meeting every few rods with a
fragment of your sleight You go to the
next farm house where you Wind your
horse frightened to death ; you borrOw
another sleigh, and then proceed on your
journey. Oh ! these jolly sleigh rides in
the equntry.
It was at a party that went out to‘Lou-
don that John was first fairly smitten with
Kate Boitanitz. He had known her long
before this ; he had admired her at church ;
he-had sigbed when he heard her sweet
voice at singing school ; but not till now
did he give himself wholly of to love's
swipe dream. But it would have taken a
heart mach less susceptible than John's to
resist after riding fifteen miles in the same
sleigh; and dancing half a dozen setts with
After tide it happened that he often turn
ed down the lane to old Peter Bonawiti's,
and it aleci happened that Kite never gave
him any eauso f .Mbelieve his visits unarel
conr. Imltied there was mu c h to admire
in his- •bad t iree charaeter,mtd-by , •
and without her being aware of it, Kate
was smitten too. But say in what clime.
and under what sky, cornea there not dis
appointment. The great poet has declar
ed that,
"For aught that ever he emt(' lien,
Could ever read by tale or hittory, '
The course of true love never did run smooth."
OM Peter - begin - to. remark the -Inereas
int frequency of his visits, but he had no
idea that his Kate should be.carried off in
such a hurry. And besides, who was
this John Smith i He had but served out
his apprenticeship and began business on .
his own account a year before, and tried in
a balance, Kate's expected wealth Would
make John's worldly possessions kick the
bearn,in a trice. So reasoned old Peter
in 'Pennsylvania Dutch.' Ile had not sr
rived at that pitch of refinement to despise
him, for being a mechanic,--it was purely a
consideration of dollars and ccifts.' So the
old man shook his head, and forbade him
the .house. Great ,was the tribulation•of
John and Kate. But 'love laughs at lock
smiths,' and many an old man has heen
cheated oat of his daughter. It so fell out,
that Peter went off on a journey to Car
lisle, and John was not slow to take ad
vantage of his absence. On the bright
evening :in June before mentioned, he
dressed himself in his Sunday suit, and
Was Soon &mu at the tariff,. and in the
kitefien 1)j , the side of Kate. I dare not
tell the many sweet words that passed be
tween them, but
'The moments winged their way with pleasure,'
and John's chair had gotten very CfOl3El to
Kate 7. and (entirolyby aosidarnt)hic inn I
lied encircled her waist, and was' gazing
right into her eyes, when. tramp!—tramp!
on the long porch was heard the heavy
footstep of Peter Bonawitz! He had come
home a day sooner than was expected.—
John knew that footstep—he started up
with a look of agony, and without even al
himself time for a farewell kiss, he I
sprang out of an open window into the
garden and running along a narrow walk,
he cleared the fence at the'botiom with a
single hound. 'Misfortunes never conic
singly,' the grentest evil was
_yet to befal
him. At the the ganien lay i mead
ow which borders* on the turnpike, and
he hurried across across to regain the high
way, and so get back to town. -He had
but • taken a few strides after his leap,
when he felt a convulnite movement un
der his foot, then there was . a clear sharp
rattle, something darted suddenly against
his leg, and he felt a stinging pain. The
dreadful thought flashed through his mind,
that lie had stepped on a rattle-snake. and
it had bitten him. Filled with horror, ;he
ran, he flew, fear lent him wings and
Ightittly pale with anguish and affright; he
ruched into the bar-room of the crein,
Keys just as Tom Pierce had. uttered s hin
patriotic prophecy in favor of Gen. Jackson.
'W by, whtit's the matter, John rnsked
Tom# terrified iii turn his friend':
blanched countenance.
'Oh,l'm bitten by a Rattlesnake!' said
`Bit by a Rattlesnake!' was repeated in
dismay by every. one in the room. All
was instantly confusion.
'Run fur the Doctor!' roared the land-
'cut it out with a razor; cried wont
'Pearce, the barber. - -
'Burn it out with a red . hot . poker!
shouted Stimmel the blacksmith: '
.41 , 41 have mercy on me !' groaned poor
John Solitb.
They led him,to a bed room, and upon
;exelitinitiou', a small puncture of skin
diseo'vered, a little below the knee,
eurronntled by a faint hlue circle, and from
which e , fi)sv drops of blood had . exuded.
'goody /melon!l liots it's, swelling!'
exclaimed the landlady;diurting out. of the
room. She had aliVeys Onand a specific
for this cure of every ache or pain, or dis
ease unkr. tbe KM. - It was composed of
the leaves - of greengage pounded to a pulp,
I With:the scrapings of fat bacon. (Bran-
I dreth's Pills wereas yet nnkno wn to fame.)
She quickly returned with a jar of her in
valooble salve, and spreading a portion of
it on a linen rag, she applied it to the
wound. 'That will draw the pizen out,'
said she. There was Bill Davis that rut
off his big toe with a broad axe, and it
made him so powerful wtkak that he
couldnt walk, and we put on some sage
and bacon end it cured him all up in two
weeks. And there was neighbor Klinger's
tram Mat, that was bit in the ann by datidy
Jack, the monkey that rode the Shetland
pony when the many jury (mensgerie) shield. And old Peter, ending thr Kate,
was in town, and we pui on some of this like all oilier girls of her age—the more he
salve, and it cured him in ten days ; and opposed the more she would have .him—
and there wale— gave his consent as a sensible man should,
Just then the doetor entered out qf
breath ; all eyes were turned to Mat t : ill
earn were stopped : fM hearing any ifoie
of the landladyswoiderful cures. The
doctor went pp to, the , bed" side, and he ,
straightway showed his respect for the ,
sage and bacon by tending it out the win
dow. 'Has was one Ofthose men who nev
er let pees an opporiqiitt, forgiving a lee ,
lure* On this °maiden he Made a cameral
survey of the wound, and looking around
l oiter the tope of 1011 , es, on an anx ,
ions group that 't' 'the bed;"he 14-
gan, 'My frietedo we- three- Chill
sea of poisons--asi ' ' ble, and an-
Wt ivrer
mal. The wearer ' i e videntl y Orflicted
by some iterPeni— it
the !alum dam and Own di Avileliogly"
inflamed *ppearanne Ilronouwe irk bite
of the Crotahnt !retrials of banded Rattle ,
snake. - The generiol character' of this
species - *Ascots -ort-the- abdomen,- -scar
and scales beneath th# tail; rattle at the
end of the tail. :-, , i- 1 -
'There are iskrinpeeiee, all natives of
America. The ratde is composed 01 dry
MI hollow bones nendy of the same size
and form, and is considered by most new;
ralists as being designed to warn other an
imals of their dangekind the sound of that
instrument often isppresses them with
such a degree of terror,as to wither every
energy of their fiemes 7 -and incapable of
motion, they become an easy prey to their'
dreadful enemy. Their bite is not only
poisonous; but rapidly-fatal, and has been
known to kill a ut%ri in a few minutes--
and'— -,
'Lord have mercy ou !' groaned
poor John -Smith.
'Yes, fix the bite first and give us the
spefich afterwards !' cried Tom Pearce,
At this sudden interruption of his half
finished description, the Doctor frowned
terribly, then he gazed ; and on his au
dience with a sneer of ntempt, for their,
want of appreciation of 'once ; add then
he turned to the poor 'Offerer, and cutting
away a small portioh e flesh surround
ing the wound he ap i glass cup . to
draw out - the..-_poilin — : ..iluill.implita
*ere by - the &IVO y reptile. and
as an indispensable a9unet, he adminis
tered a copious dose orulite oil.
John now felt a Intl: relief, and he de
scribed the spot minuttly wlrere the hor
rid thing lay coiled in lie grass, and how
lie trod upon .hisu and vas bitten. It was
proposed that a party of five including the
blacksmith and Tom Pares at their head,
who armed with long dub* procured at a
neighboring woodpile, set off instantly on
this bold and dangerousenterprise. They
they soon reached tie vicinity of the,
dreadful serpent-Lthey began to stirin the'
high grass with their clubs; when sudden
ly they saw a move:neat. rapidly followed
by that clear, sharp retie heard by John---.
they started back a stepwitb horror. 'Tom,
baler than the rest, raised aloft. his efub
to give the death bloir..-but his attn. was
palsied in mid air; his weapon fell harm
less to the party.. Was he chanted by
the snake? No---before him in the bright
light of the moon he saw- 7 a po?r hen Nit.
ting on a nest of eggs'. Such a shout. as
went up front the bottom of Ilter. Boni
witz'a garden.
'Whoever heard of a rat!leanika with
feathers?' Cried the blacksmith.
'That beats the Doctor's snakes with
okt:ter* in theibtknuen r shouted Tom.
4hey Captured the unconscious hen, and
hurrying back to the tavern. marched in a
body to John's_ The anziousgroup
with solemnfices wail still aroantthe bed,
and the Doctor was, yet at hie postanziotte-,
ly watching the *Oa of the suction aide
cuPigniO 4 .-
'Did you kill' ham, Tom?' asked the
landlord with breathless haste.
Alter. said Toni c 'we hawk/got hire
and there'-he aril' and has flung the
poor hen uttering a piteous *Oil!, on die
toed Tit their midst.
'Dino.' cried the badlorsi, 'and John
was only, bit by a chicken I'
and seek another scene at this unexpee
led termination of their lamentations--
such roars of laughter—and John laughed
too, and he jumped nimbly from the bc,l,
kicked off the Doctor's cupping gl.-3h,
breaking it in a hundred pieces, anil
danced a Pennsylvania Quickstep fur joy
at his happy deliverance!' In tires 'l, fight
of the hubbub the Doctor slop•-it cart the
"back way wisely reserving the .•inainder
of his description of the Croat I:naridus
for a future occasion.
The story spread, and even old Peter
laughed and was glad du. Jinni was not
bitten by a real snake.
And there was good eu , m‘ for his:kw/kg
i nation to conjure up such no? , - ots,--,chased
by the old man—junip7r,c tyy- of the kitch
en window—vd racked by
thwarted love ! Say, '• ;. any wonder
he was frightened !
But he soon recover try , n his fright;
and as for being laugh. he thought
'those may laugh who •-% ,‘ he was !1-.
dustrious, and industry 4 confidence,
confidence- was rapidly his bu
and after another year's probation they
were married. She made him the beet of
Mrs. Salida-Ind never ore in siker life,
was John Smith risnritonso..
Human Love.
aY a. IVIWg!
Sib ! if those is ene law above the rod,
Ilirtitten in wistiolus4-4 them , is a ward
That I would tikkm, eirwith a pen of the,
-Mien — the dltiihetrtifirdlNSpee'rtt
if Wier', is 6y 411114 that karoiAlid kind
4 . 1 0 14 " 1 4 1f1 4 41111
The ntieery'ef 4—his'lnnian kite?
God bath made nothing +rattly of ,Irliterrilit.
"Tho'saimilt,i the well ritr*
/Pt° . 1ne,04 4 0 , w in 4 i llll
When atan'e hetti tacendtlems.haTe Puled awpy
The taw of Ititaven,is thingglt . ita name
Has been: ufatiod flou,i(o l ..nr4 profinelk
.Ta ite nasty uses throggh,idl,time,
Stiletbe eternal principle is pose,
And in those deep affections that we feel
.Omnipotent within na,weltii see
The lariehMeasure in Width Lamle given;
d In the yearning tenderneas of a child •
For every bird thit Si* above his heed,
And every ematmei fieding on the
And every tree, and dowel, and flintily* brodt,
We see how every thing wild' made td tttite
And hoW they err, who, in a wmid like tide, '
Find at thing to hate tut human arida.
Arnold at limit'
Gates took Arnold's division away.from
him and gave it to Gen. Lincoln; so du
when the second battle of the 71h of Ott&
ber occurred, hp, the best Mid bvest:mid
most 'successful GeUritt in tfoi lay, w
_ ..) t i.
without a command. This ,eal t roge was
enough to madden it less stormywature
than his, and he inuntuliAtely dettlelideld.*
passport to Washington. It wasgrantedp
but on a second thought he concluded it
would have an ugly look to leavarnt the
eve of an iniportant engagement, lisikiit.
9044 to remain: He 'radio:M!' i*lnp.
when the cannonading of the of Coto
ber commenced, and listened, one nay
guess with what feelings,--to the roar-of
I battle, Which weir ever muaie*bie-ster.
my nature: li r lhe7"tlitinliVirsefrtilie4
shook the ground on which he stood, fol.
lowed by the sharp rattle of musketry, his
impatience and excitement could no longer
be restrained. He walked about in the'
greatest agitation—now pausing to listen
to the din of war, and now watching the
fiercely ascending volumes of smoke: that
told where the-fight was raging. Ahl—
who can tell what gloomy dtmighis and'
fierce purpoies of revenge were thin lad
there born in his maddened soul 'it is mini
ble to drive the brave to despair.' The hero
of Quebec, Champlain and Ridgefield,te
whom the luellopg charge and perilous;
march 'were a delighriVho pantedlike a
war horse for the conflict; wail , hertidoons-r
ed by 'an Iliefficient commander to tinieht .
inactive. Ilia 6;1'4 fouprws won' rush
ing on death without him, m e ld Molilenti 're'
solves and overwhelming emotions kept
up Suave tnmult• In• his bosoln; Mat his
excitement mounted almost tnMedttiii. -
• Unable!longer to yestrain his impulses.
he called. like the helpleins Aegean for his
horse. . Vaulting to the saddle, he rode for
a while around 'the camp in a tempest
Of maim". , A 4 leegth a heavy explo
sion, of artillery,, iutakisil llis e4rt!' Vern'
ble beneath - him; bluer on :hie ,ear. He
. ,
paused a moment, and leaned over his
eaddlOote; then Eilungittg lila rowels up
t 4 lheidrai l4 1 % 6 botiO, Winched like a
thunderbolt away. , tie vow mounted on
a beautiful dark Spanish mare named War
ren; after the-hero of Bunker Ball, worthy
such' sillier, awl 'w i lich bore him like the
wind into thWiwall , ,
Ii wua, told , to Galls that Arnold had
gale t&ihe'field and he immediately scut
flok'Atnititiotig idler 'him. But Arnold,
o , xprehim, ,thittod,deteitnining not to be
calltd. bacii as Its hfµ been, done before,
sparredenrioadramid the ranks, and as
thelfoinitir spitioaphed him, galloped into
thiiiidliitie,lthd thus the chase kept up for
ittilf,tathour,TUntil att length Armstrong
gore:4 Pp,' end^ the fierce chisftain had it
elf his own . way. Goaded by rage and
and diiiiitmintment almost into insanity,
ho e‘itlently was resolved to throw away
his life, and end at once his troubles and
his career.. Where the shot fell thickest,
there that black steed was seen plunging
'lliroUgh the smike, and where death reap
ed down the brave fastest, there his shout
was 'heard, ringing over the din and tu
mult. Ile was to; longor the cool and
skilful officer, but the headlong harrier,
reckless of life. His splendid horse was
flecked with foam, and it seemed impossi
ble 11* his rider could long survive amid
.the fire through which ho wildly galloped.
Some of ilie officers thought him intoxica
ted, so furious and vehement were his
movements, and so _thrilling his shout, as
with his sword sweeping_ in fiery circles
about his head, he summoned his followers
to the charge. Once, wishing to go from
one extremity of the line to the other, in
stead of passing behind his troops, he
wheeled iu front and galloped the whole
distance throughlte cross-fire of the cunt
batants, while a long huzza followed him.
Holding the highest rank on the field, his
Orders were obeyed except when too des
perate for the bravest to fulfill—and re
ceiving no orders himself he conducted the
whole battle. His frenzied manner, exci
ting appeals, and fearful daring, infused
new spirit into the troops, and they charg
ed after him shouting like madmen. So
perfectly beside himself was lie with. ex
,elthmeet. that he dashed up to an officer
who did not lead on his men as he wished,
and ripened his head with his sword. He
was every where present, and pushed the I l i
first line of the enemy so vigorously, that
it at length gave way. Burgoyne moving
up his right 'wing to cover its retreat, he
hurled three regiments with such terrible
iinpettiosity upon it, that it also broke and
fled. While the British officers were ma
king desperate efforts in other parts of the
field',toenty the reversed tide of battle, he
pressed on after Burgoyne—storming over
the,hitterios, and clearing every obstacle,
tillatiength haforeed him and the whole
army heck into their ramp. Not satisfied
with this, he prepared to storm the camp
also. Butenen behind their entrenchments.
the British rallied, and fought with the fu
ry of men struggling for life. The grape
shot . and bath; swept every inch of the
grotirid,' end it rained an iron tempest on
theAmirriesn ranks, but nothing could re
'On, on they swept
in of their leaders, carrying ev
erY,:klk4fV3thein. The sun had now
sunk-in the: West, and the night was draw
mantle laver the scene. Arnold,
rentingettr at the obstinacy of the enemy,
nini4vnL . to make one more desperate ef
foOtur ;scumplete victory, rallied a le w Of
his bravret.trcsaps about him, and rousing
that 7 or hii•enthusiristic appeals, led them
tcriliett hltargoon the camp itself. "You,"
said he ttronit,. 4, was with me at Quebec,
"wow in the wilderness, and you on Cham
plain-4060°W rite 1" His sword was
senor glancing like a beam of light along
their adrrted array—the next moment he
galloped , iii bent, card riding right gallant
ly st.their,bead through thu devouring fire,
broke With , a clatterand a crash into the'
atilly~po?t of fhtl:npenty, where torse . and
lifiiirtilfnThiiiiither'tk . thit'oiki.L. - -the geed
eiectrdnini: and 'A.riatl i ti&Oii,
his leg ehattered to, pieces, the-satne leg
that was broken at the storming of Quebec.
This ended the fight, and the wounded
hero was borne paid and' bleeding front the
field of his fame, only to awitkeritthairin
and disnppointwent..• is but little
doubt, that when he viebsted , his orders
and **piped to thle field, 6611014 a up
his mind-Id: btiryvhis -,itorraws and dint>.
PlAn*llto *Woody:Otte', Weitld that
he , had,:succedeil, and saved hint's& from
the erns of his countrynten, and the scorn
Wursit , - .
True as a J3ook.
The/rankee Blade with its usual' keen•
ness of edge, takes orr the head `‘')f a hide.
ous. 'which ''has been worshipded in
this Onaitry, just us easy as a practical
Turkrtioo the eapnt of his offending slave.
Wimp - o,ole blow.
We San astatement going the rounds
of the papers, regarding the late Judge
Martin, of New Orleans, who it seems
came-to - this country a poor boy, and died
worth Italia million, The fact is blazon
ed forth as though it were some marvellous
thing, that from a poor, penniless vagabond,
destitute of home or friends, he should
have forced himself up in society to a
point where he could count his riches by
hundreds of thousands. We can see no
thing so very strange in this. Any man,
with tolerable sagacity, who has a mind to
make money his sole god, and is resolved
therefore to bend his whole energies for
hie, to the simple end of amassing riches ;
denying himself other species of pleasure,
end never letting a penny slip from his fin
ger that promises nut to return with increas
e,' interest; may, with a fair share in
luck become as rich and despised as he
pleases. Hut col bate ?—to what good
end is all this hoarding ; this farthing can
dle-saving ; this toiling in hunger, and cold,
and want, through a long series of years?-
Is it to know that many - will hate him and
inure despise—to know that no one will
love him, and that his kindred, if he' have
any, will wish him dead' Or is it to
enjoy a dreams of power, (and only a
dream, for he can never realize it,) that he
denies himself the enjoyments and even
the comforts of life, stuffing the crannies
of his den with golden guineas, which he
has not the heart to use!—Poor, soulless
wretch! he lives all his life through the
bond-slave of Mammon, and Mammon's
slave he dies ! The raggedest beggar that
ever sought subsistence from door to door,
is rich in the elements of happiness, an ob
ject of honcir, in comparison with the
mean, stingy old curmudgeon, who with
his coffers tilled to bursting, yet gnidgtts
buying even the necessaries of life, atO
leech-like would extract the bloods of the
community, returning nothing therefeto"
RMETII/ U L !-At the Weheter dinner, at Rich.
motel, the follewilig wart was &auk with MOW.,
“The Ktetee of the Ultimo 1 :-.Dietittet, like , the
billowa,hut ame,, taw thttipes.,
TWO DOLLARS POR Attikittil4.,
James SmitWon.
James Smithson, a Londoner born, MU
claiming to be the son of a distinguished!
nobleman, gave his life exclusively to id
tellectual pursuits, and especially, to t T4 i t
searches in physical and experimentid*i7
ence. Supplied with larger warts
his wants required, and steadily mittill4
a strict scheme of personal economy; hd
amassed a considerable fortune. He died
at Genoa in 1829, and by his, will he•
quenthed his accumulated property to this- ,
Union—a country notwithstanding his
change of abode he had never visited,
whose citizens he never associated With,
but in whose inevitable future ho saw Oat
moat solid ground on which to cast tht,oll- .
chor of hi. lame. This legacy, forsometiinh ,
the subject of litigation in the British tottii
of chancery was finally secured, br0414,
over and received into the treasury tho
United States on the Ist of Septembet4
-1838. Its exact amount when deposited
was five hundred and fifteen thousand One
hundred and sixty-nine dollars.
The legacy was accompanied by it deco
laration of its design, and the execution of
that design has "been assumed, as well by
an acceptance of the money as by several
open and formal avowals by our govern
ment. it "was to found an Institutionat,
Washington for the increase and the dill
fusion of of knowledge among men?' to
found, not an academy, not a college, wit
a university, but something less technical
and precise, something whose importand
circuit should beholder and more coMpre
hensive : an institution, not merely for
disseminating, spreading, teaching know!,
edge, but also, the foremost, for creating,
originating, increasing it. Where? Ie
the city whose name recalls the wisest, pu..
rest and noblest spirit of the freest, newest:
and broadest land. And among whom 1:
Not a chosen or designated eless•--not'the
followers of a particular sage or sect.—,
not the favorites offertune nor the lifted of
rank—but among' rates-men of every •
condition, of every school, of every faith,
or every nativity ! men! It was with a
purpose thus elevated end expansive
as well distinct as undiscriminating, That .
James Smithson committed his wealth
the guardianship oldie Amenicau Repub..,
, lie.
A,Gund 011 e.
The Baltimore Western Continent tall!'
the following good ofw, combining galliXot-'
ry and greenness
Some two weeks since, a young gentle !.
man froth one or the Southern States emits
to Washington, to endeavor to obtain put
appointment ittAtor r if the new reginittons
about being raised or
his first trip to the North, and havingliniffii ;
ailed thro' from Atalanta to Washington;
without stopping on the road, he had betr
tor opportunity of feeling than treeing . .ibei
effects produced by the change of climate.
On the day after his arrival he was intro
laced by the member from hisilivitriet4*
several young ladies, witli one of whci4
it fell to his lot to walk rim Gadsby's tit
the capital. It was bitter cold, and the
young lady was provided with a pondirous
muff, now so fashionable an article of dress
at the North. Our hero was in a diletor
ma—what to call it or fur what purpose it
was used, he did not know. But one
thing he did know, and ‘that was that 'it
was any thing but polite for a gentleman ,
to allow a lady to bear such a burthen.7.-
lie scrutinized it with much uneasiness
for some time-rhe could not divine Whet
it contained, but he was perfectly
with the "'Jiver," and unable longer to ter
strain his gallantry, he extended hi. hind,
"Miss Julio, 'low me to Mat Jeresti
skin for you 1"
'•'Thank you, sir, don't troutder your.
self," replied Miss Julia,-blushing . vocr.
"Oh, 'taint no trouble in the 1000 . 7 Ile%
. •
plied our hero, ineitititig reherns,*
of her burthen.
The merry girl et last consented, rasher
than enter into an ensharsising' impla
nation ; and taking the muff under one
arm, our hero offered the other to: Inc tali'
companion, with Whoth ho Walked Ot4d i ji,
along the Avenue to the capitol. Acs. the
no email wondernment of the passing
It is needles to add that he soon &tor
tired his mistake, or that he has from) I*
hour held mulls is utter Abort.
14Petreo 14;•rvipo or`ora* Colin or
1550.--Xs long since ae 1751, Alr..giehr e
and Dunhorne, of Cambridge. on compia;
ting the elements of the comet of 1204 and
thatof 1550, WUA let to the ennelnoitso tbat
the two were identical, and that ite,MMTis
might be expected about 18411. SiAstor
uent in vestigationa high have Esetsto Nod!
by different astronomer's, confirm-061MP
elusion ; and there is, therefore, otory
son to look fur the re-appe'srastettof,o4
comet (luring the year 18414. About*
it.erOuld not be aurprising if thialseitsl
should happen even a ear rtllhPda + ltitlt
then this daterrSill inti 4 {4 4l lo ll 4
A, man may
samosa, aid sma a Moodosupstli.l4 l 4 ll .m.r..
hoe onelstasktidak smeaall l ll4M-SAV ,
o ,, aiosscv
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