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) -i inn's Ferry, Pike co., Pa., May 2 1840
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June 10, 18 iQ.
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no pessary grading, fixtures and machinery for
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completed with dsspiitcU. .
From the Jersey man.
TUNE, Billy Darlow.
I'm -tired of hearing of. Whiggish returns,
With hate to the party my bosoms now burns ;
If they'd pull down their cabins and let Old Tip go
We can have a good sail under Loco Foco.
Oh, dear ! I wish it were so,
But they will not do it I certainly know.
The clouds in the West are beginning to rise,
The smoke of their cabins ascend to the skies;
The hard cier casks are all ranged in a row,
And they soon will ox'crwhelm every Loco Foco.
Oil, dear ! 'tis dreadful I know,
Their cider will drown every Loco Fccoi
The great Standing Army and Treasury Bill
Are censured by the Whigs over valley and hill ; "
And they are determined things shan't be so, t
For they will not submit to a Loco Foco.
Oh, dear ! how strangely things go,
While under the magic of Loco Foco.
Butyc must arouse now, and arm for the fight,
We'll darken their counsels and put them to flight;
We'll quibble, and lie, and keep up a fair shov,
And make people think that these things are not so.
Oh, dear ! how faint I do grow
On! tell Amos Kendall write things arc not so.
The East and'the West, the North and the South
Have opened their eyes and have opened their month;
And they have declared for Old Tip they will go,
And turn out of office each Loco Foco.
j Oh, dear ! how faint I do grow
Oh tell Doctor Duncan to save a Loco.
Soon Autumn will come and hard cider be made,
And log cabins be" raised to shelter our head;
They will keep out old foxes, and possums, and snow,
While the winds of November from every sourceblow.
Oh, now I feel chilly, I'm dying I know,
The Doctor can't save a poor Loco Foco. """
A pick-axe and a spade, a spade,
For and a shrouding-sheet
O, a pit of clay, for to be made,
Tor such a guest is meet.
The visit to the field where the battle com
menced, was no farther of special interest than
lhatit enabled us to test the descriptive accura
cy of the books. "We traced the position of the
enemy's line when receiving the attack, and
surveyed the tangled morass through which the
Indians penetrated to gam the rear of the left
wing of the Americans, commanded by Colonel
Dennison. But although the imagination bod
ied forth the hostile columns the grim savage,
the fierce loyalist, and the high souledcurnbat-
ant for freedom m close and deadly conflict,
yet the silence was unbroken, either by war
whoop or. the clash of steel.
Returning from the field where the strife com-
mencea, we visiteu tne monument wnicli tne
people of Wyoming have commenced building
in honor of their patriotic ancestors who fe
upon this consecrated aceldama. It stands up
on the Eastern side of the highway, about ha
a mile South of the village of Troy, and near
the lms where the fury of the battle ceased
not far, moreover, from the spot where, some
months after the conflict, the remains of the dead
were collected and buried. The monument is
to consist of a simple obelisk, of perhaps twen
ly leet diameter at the base, to bo carried up to
the height of fity or aixtv feet. The material is
an inferior species of granite, quarried in th
neighborhood. The foundation has been deep
ly and substantially laid, and the superstructure
carried up some ten or twelve feet above tn
ground. And here the work rests for want c
fund. An application was made by the peonl
of Wyoming to the LegislBture of Connecticut
at its titling m May last, for aid in the comple
tion of this work of piety and patriotism. Th
case was ably presonted to, and enforced upon
that body, by a committee from Wyoming, at the
head of which wa3 Charles Miner but with
out present success. We trust, however, that
the application will be renewed and pressed
home upon the consciences of the people
Connecticut until they are made to feoIgnd ac
knowledge the justice of the claim, and gran
the petition. Why should they not? The towns
in Wyoming, during tho whole of the war
tne revolution, tuough not exaclhr an Integra
part of Connecticut, yet as much belonged to
!hat state as did iNew London, Norwalk, Dan
bury or Fairfield. These towns, which were
burnt and desolated by the enemy, received re
muneration from that stale. But neither of them
suffered the horrors of Wyoming; and although
Wyoming contributed its full proportion of rev
enue to the treasury of the state, and raised a
goodly number of the "Connecticut lino," and
poured out her best blood like water, and almost
swelled the torrent of the Susquehanna with her
lears, yet of compensation she never received
a dollar. And now that she appeals for a few
thousand dollars to perpetuate the remenbrance
of the maityrs who bled, and the cause in which
they fell, it would be a burning shame a dis
grace which every son of Connecticut should
orever feel lo have the petition denied.
At a house near by the monument, preserved,
as ihey should be, with holy care, arc such of
the bones of the slain as have been from lime to
time collected. These arc to be deposited in a
chamber of the monument. We called to ex
amine them, and the view was ono of deep and
melancholy interest especially as we handled
" Once of ethereal spirit full,"
gcvoral. of jha' larger bones of ihiglis, and
arms, and shoulder-blades, were perforated with
bullet-holes rifle-balls, evidently, by the size.
Every skull which we examined, save one,
bore tho mark of the deadly tomahawk, and
taught us the process of the savage operation.
The Indians seem not lo have struck vertically
ed two strokes of the hatchet; a cut as just de
scribed upon the crown, and a second in the
side of the head, iust by the ear. The half
hour spent in the contemplation of these relics,
was a season, it may be hoped, of profitable re
flection. We thought of Byron's lines equal
ly striking and familiar upon a skull. The
following stanzas are also apposite; and scarce
ly less poetical:
Behold this ruin! 'twas n skull;
This narrow cell was life's retreat.
This space was thought's" mysterious seat. ;
What beauteous pictures filled this spot! w -What
dreams of pleasure long forgot!
Nor love, nor joy, nor hope, nor fear, ';
Have left one trace of record here. , . . .
Jleneath this mould'ring; canopy,
Once shone the bright and lovely eye;
But start not at the dismal void!
If social care that eye employed,
If with no lawless fire it gleamed,
Butt hrough the dew of kindness beamed,"
That eye shall be forever bright, .4 "
When suns and stars have lost their light! ' '
p.- . i
Here, in this silent cavern, hung
The ready, swift, and tuneful tongue;
If falsehood's flattery it disdained,
And whore it could not praise, was chained,, -
I f bold in virtue's cause it spoke,
Yet gentle concord never broke
That tuneful tongue shall plead for thee,
When death unveils Eternity :
But our time for indulging in the sentimental
was short tho declining sun giving us an ad
monition that it was time to be wending our
way back to Wilkesbarre for the night. In re
passing (now in recollection) the quiet residence
of good old Father Bidlac, an anecdote of him
occurs, which was omitted bv accident in the ac
count given of him in a late number. In the
course of the war he once became a prisoner to
tne enemy. JjiKe Hamlet s Xonck, no was,
.1 , -r ., . . .-
when young, a fellow of a comic turn, and of in
finite humor and as strong and athletic at least
as the shorn Samson. And as with Samson,
tho Philistines into whose hands he fell would
fain, from day to day, bring Bidlac forth to make
them sport. He sang capital songs among
which was one called "The Swaggering Man"
each verse ending
"And away went the srraggcring mar
This was a favorite song with the captors,
and they urged him repeatedly to sing it which
he very cheerfully did for he was as full of fun
as any of them insisting, however, that they
must enlarge their circle, and give him space
"to act the part." And this he did to admira
tion at least in one instance. Having by his
conduct allayed all suspicion of sinister inten
tions, aud induced his guards to give him am
ple room lo exercise his limbs while sino-ino-
their favorite song, as ho sang the last line-
"And away went the swaggering man'
suiting the action to die words, he sprang from
the circle like tho lean of a panther, and bound-
ed away with a fleetness that distanced com-
petition, and gained his libert
finwnwnwl imt ivir n rrinninr oiMo iiinw ohm. tho horses belore thev lelt tne cabin wnere
nino nut ;i ninoo i'mm tiia .mnn nf nr 1irPA 1 was. One of the nrisoners told her that
inches diameter. One of the skulls had receiv- Indians had killed three or four men at Fishi
We have noted in a former number the error of the troubles, when resolutions that make the
of the books, wherein it is stated that, with bIooti ln"11 through the heart were adopted, in
the campaign and the massacre of 1778, hosdirect hostility to the unconstitulional acls of the
lilities ceased in the valley of Wvominr Such British Parliament. The old gentleman was an
was not the fact, but as the fugitives who es-
caped those dreadful scenes returned, and com-
menced their settlements, as it -were, anew,
bands of the savages returned also to hang up-
on the outskirts, killing or making prisoners
of such stragglers as they could find, and keen-
ing the country in a state of perpetual alarm,
Wliile at Wyoming, the manuscript dtary kept
during tne several yoars ol the revolution, by
one of those returning settlers, a Mr. Jenkins,
was placed in our hands, Irom which a few
passages have been transcribed :
"January 11th, 1780. A party of men set
out to go through the swamp, (;icros3 the Pdcono
range) on snow-shoes, the snow about threo
"J'eb. 2d. I wo soldiers went lo Capowes,
and froze themselves very badly.
l'cb.7th. Colonel Butler set out for New
March27th. Benneland son, and Hammond,
isnen ana carried on supposed to be done by
ne Indians. J he same day Upson killed and
scalped near William Stewart's house, arrd
young Rogers taken.
" March 28th. Several scouting parlies sent
out but made no discoveries ot tho enemy.
"March 29lh. Esquiro Franklin went to
Iuntingdon on a scout, and was attacked by
the Indians, at or near his own house, and two
of his party murdered Jvansom and Parker.
"March 30(h. Under this date the diary
records the return of Bennet and his son, and
Mr. "Hammond, who had escaped irom their
captors, alter killing three ot the six, and
wounding the others, as narrated in our last,
t is added that they travelled tour days with-
out food, on tho snow, and barefooted.
iVI IJilrrh nunc in tiilO Mnr fiiir! i .1 I .
that she and her husband, were in the woods
making sugar, and were surrounded by a party
of about thirty Indians, who had several pris
oners with them, and two horses. They took
her husband and carried him off with them,
and painted her and sent her in. They killed
" Captain Spaulding set out for Philadelphia
this morning, &c. This day the Iiidhms look
Jones, Avery and Lion, at Cooper's.
May 17th Sergeant Baldwin went to Lack
awana, and found a man which ran away fiom
the Indians, and brought him in. lie informed
that ho was taken by a party of ten Indians
and one tory, near Fort Allen. This day the
people were alarmed on both sides of the river.
William Terry came in from Delaware, in the
evening, and informed that about sun-rise this
morning he saw a party of Indians near the
Laurel Run, and several parties between that and
the fort, by reason of which he was detained
until at that time in coming in.
May IQth. Several reconnoitering parties
sent out. but made no discoveries except a few
tracks in the road near the mountain.
June 10 th. A party of our men brought in
ihree tories, which they took at Waysock's.
These set out from New York with the intent
to travel through the country to Niagary-r Bow
man and son, Hover, and Philip Buck in com
pany, but (the latter) made his escape when
the others were taken.
July 11 th. Bowman and Hover, and Ser
geant Leaders, sent to head-quarters, in order
Monday Sept. 4th. Sergeant Baldwin and
Scrle camo in from a scout, and brought in a
horse and a quantity of plunder of different
kinds, which they look from a party of Indians
near Tunkhannock Creek, on Saturday before.
"Thursday, Sept. 14th Lieutenant Myers,
from Fort Allen, came into the fort, and said he
had made his escape from the Indians the night
before, and that he had been taken in the
Scotch Valley, and that he had thirty-three
men with him, which he commanded. lie was
surrounded by tne Indians, and tnirteen oi nis
men killed, and three taken. This day we
heard that Fort Jenkins and Hervey's mills were
"December Gtn. In the evening a party o
torie3 and Indians took some prisoners from
Shawanec West of the river, two miles be
low Wilksbarre. Did no other damage, ex
cept taking a small quantity of plunder
" December 7th. A party of our men sen
after them, and pursued them three days, and
"January 23d, 1781. Captain Mitchell came
to Wyoming, in order to release Colonel But
"January 24th. Capt. Selin and myself set
out for Philadelphia.
These are all the memoranda of any inter
est, contained in the old manuscripts of Mr
Jenkins or rather Lieut. John Jenkins, as we
ought to say, in order to distingush him from
hls patrotic father, who bore the same name
anu was also a patriot of that valley. The fa-
ther, Col. John Jenkins, presided at the meeting
of tho inhabitants of tho valley, at the beginning
active patriot after the massacre, when he re-
moved to Orange county, m thestate ot N. York,
where he closedan honorable and well spenthfe
Lieut. John Jenkins, from' whose journals the
preceding passages have been extracted, was
taken prisoner by a party of Indians, while on
a reconnoitering party, near Wyalusing, about
fifty miles above Wyoming, m Nov. 1777, and
carried to Niagara. It happened that, at the
same time, the Americans held captive at Al-
bany a distinguished Idian warrior, for whom
Col. John Butler determined to exchange Mr
Jenkins. For this purpose he sent the latter
to the American lines, under a strong escort of
Indians. But the party was short of provisions,
and from the fatigues of the march, and other
privations, Mr. Jenkins almost perished. Nay,
ho came near being; murdered in one of the
drunken carousals of the Indians, and was only
saved oy tne lideuty oi one ot tne younger
warriors, whom ho had succeeded in securing
as his lnend. lnis iaithlul savage kept limi
self perfectly sober, m order to tho more ef-
lectual preservation of tho life of his prisoner,
On the arrival of the party in the neighbor-
hood of Albany, it was ascertained that tho chief
lor whom Jenkins Was to have been exchanged
had died of the small pox. The Indians,
greatly incensed at this loss of a favorite war-
rior, were resolved upon taking Jenkins back
with them into captivity, and Jenkins himself
believed it was their intention to murder him
as soon as they should havo withdrawn beyond
striking distance from Albany, wis reiase,
however, was ultimately nogociated, and he
made his way back to Wyoming, to tho com-
pany of his friends, and the embrace oi ins
young',,, wife, to whom he had been recently
- in C ,1
Lieut. Jenkins was an active officer, during
the whole contest, and signalized himself in
several brisk affairs with the Indians. When
General Sullivan marched from Wyoming to
lay waste the Gennessee country, he selected
Lieut. Jenkins for his guide or conductor. He
fought bravely in the battle of Newtown, and
after the close of the war, was for many years
a surveyor in the Susquehanna and Genessec
countries. He became an influencial citizen in
Wyoming, and held various importanLoflices
sometimes representing the countyf'Luzerri.
in the Legislature of Pennsylvania. He died
only about eleven years ago grea'ly respected
by all who know him.
(to he continued.)
Yankee Pedlar. A clever trick was play
ed by a Yankee pedlar upon one of the captains
of a steamboat running from New York to Al
bany on the Hudson river. The Yankee was
fully aware of the custom of pHtting"persons on
shore who attempted to gain a passage for noth
ing, and his destination was to a place called
Poughkeepsie, about half way between N. York
and Albany. He therefore waited very quiet
ly until he was within a mile of Poughkeepsip,
and then went up to the captain. "Well, cap
tain, I like to do things on the square, that's a
fact; I might have said nothing to you, and run
up the whole way to Albany and (o Albany I
must go, on particular business that's a fact; but
I thought it more honorable to tell you at once,
hav'nt a cent in my pocket; I have been un
fortunate; but by the 'tarnal, I'll pay you my
passage money as soon as I get it. You see
tell you now, that you may'nt say that I cheat
you; for pay you I will, that's 'a fact." The
Captain, indignant, as usual, at being tricked,
called him certain names, swore a small quan
tity, and as he arrived at Poughkeepsie, as 'a
punishment put him ashore at the very place the
keen Yankee wished to be landed.
In a city well known to every body if thoy
can find out the name a poetical genius was
hauled up before apoetical magistrate for kissing
a girl and kicking up a dust, and the following
interesting dialogue ensued:
Mag. Is your name John Jay?
Pris. Yes, your honor, so the people sar.
Mag. Was it you that kissed the girl an i
raised the alarm?
Pris. Yes, your honor, but I though h was
Mag. You rascal! did you come here tomtk-j
Pris. No your honor, but it will happen s)
Mag. Be off you scamp, get out of my- sight.
Pris. Thank'e your honor, then I'll bid you
good night. N. Y. Union.
An Alligator Story. Founded on Fact
While the music and fireworks were going on
at Bayou La Branche on Sunday evening, an al
ligator popped his long, black snout out of the
water, and, speaking in the original Choctaw,
wished politely to know what was the meaning
of such proceedings.
A young gentleman present, either not under
standing the language, or deeming the intrusion
an insult, immediately dashodinto thesea,,ac
coutred as he was,'' and jumped upon the crea
Considerable splashing and floundering en
sued, for the young man wanted to make a horse
of the alligator, and in doing so he proved him
self a "horse," so that there was half horse, half
alligater and enough over to make a good sized
The young man succeeded, and there is no
joke about this part, in dragging the alligator
ashore, where he was formally introduced to the
company and indulged with a view of the fire
works. As his story was translated to us by the inter
preter, it seems nothing but simple curiosity
brought him to the place. He meant no offence
he said, but felt, extremely hungry, "and if any
gentleman would favor him with a leg or an arm
he would esteem it as a personal obligation.
He was neutral in politics, and intended to take
no part in tho coming contest. 1 hough, he
said, he had a proposition to offer onr govern
ment, whereby he and his people wished to be
employed against tho Florida Indians.
His case will, m all probability, undergo Jur-
ther investigation. Picayune.
The Many Headed Wheat. The mony
headed wheat is an indigenous plant of Ca'ilbr-
nia, six. heads of which were procured by M.j.r
Spermg from a man in the Osage nation oi In
dians, who had bocn trading in the Porhic r
cean. l ho six heads produced six r.o ,
grains, which were planted by Mr. Pip ,..
leer, ot Abbeville, b. C the productio . .f i
was ten thousand hoads. The groun(i 0f
the wheat grew was measured ov an
survoyor tho heads counted and nn. V,' "
ouBiiKuum, uuuiuo irtlU Weighed . mlnnf
.! .i .u. , . " caicui
iuu waa muii uiuuu, i; o resutt O which
H,u " at tne rate
tt W """" to the acroM it was pIai),
about the last frf Tnntm.tr or i . ieo
of June. T'.ift lnn,l r :u .-. . 0tfc
and sandv nA ,n i
VTr.,7 J 14 "".assisieu dv ma
vuces Oawity Geo.)