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VOt.'2.-NO. 44.
Terms of Publicatft on:
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The Wenr:ssoito' AnvnTITIISER is published every
Thursday mornings, and furnished to subscribers
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TO ADVERTISERS.—The cireulationbf the
t.WELLsnotiovon ADVERTISER" is LARGER than
that of any other paper in the county. ;It cir
culates extensively. .throughout Tioga. and Potter
counties. Farmers offering Farms for sale, and
Merchants, Mechanics, and Business men gene
rally, will consult their own interests by AMER-
Timm in this paper, ,the circulation of which is
already larger, than that of any other in the coun
ty, and is rapidly increasing. Terms moderate.
The tinned States and Ma-
The subjoined authentic account of the
battle between the United Stetes frigate and
the British frigate Macedonian, was writ
ten by an old sailor, an Englishman, who
was a boy on the British ship at the time of
the battle.
.His name is Samuel Leech, and
his simple, truthful narrative, possesses a
greater degree of interest thin the more la
bared efforts of professional authors.
The Sabbath came, and brought with it
a stiff breeze. We usually made a sort of
hOliday of this sacred day.. After break
fast, it was common to muster the entire
crew on the spar deck, sometimes in blue
jackets and white trowsers, or blue jackets
and blue trowsers ; and at other times in
blue jackets, scarlet vests ; and blue or ,white
troivsers, with our bright anchor buttons
glancing in the sun, and our black, glossy
hats, ornamented with black ribbons, and
the name of our ship painted on them.
After muster we frequently had church ser
vice read by the captain; the rest of the
day Was devoted to idleness. But we were
destined to spend the. Sabbath just ixetro
duced to the reader, in a: very different
We had 'scarcely finished breakfast be
fore -the man at the mast• head shouted,
" Sail ho !"
The captain rushed upon the deck; ex
claiming, " mast head, there !" -
‘. Sir?"
Where, away is the sail 7".
- -
TVe precise answer to - this question Ido
not recollect, but the captain proceeded to
ask, " what does she look like?"
" A .square rigged vessel, sir," was the
reply of the looit out.
After a minute the captain shouted again,
" mast head, there !"
" Sir ?"
" What does she look like ?"
" A large ship standing towards us,"
By this time most of the crew were on
deck, eagerly straining their eyes to obtain
a glimpse of the approaching ship, and
murmuring their opinion's lo each other on
her probable ,characters Then came the
voice of the captain.
" Keep silent, fore_ and aft."
Silence_ being _secured, he hailed the
lookout. To his question , of " what does
she look like?" the lookout replied,
" A large frigate, bearing down upon us,
A whisper ran along . the crew that she
was a Yankee frigate. - The thought was
confirmed by the command, ," All: hands
clear the ship for action, ahoy !"
The drum and fife beat to quarter—bulk
heads were knocked away—the guns were
released from'their confinement—the whole
dread paraphernalia of battle was produced,
and after the lapse of a few minutes' hurry
and confusion, every man and boy was at
his post, ready to do his best service for his
country, except the• band who, claiming
exemption from the affray, safely stowed
themselves away in the cable tier. We
had only One sick man on the list, and he,
at the cry of battle, hurried from his cot,
feeble as he was, to take his post of danger.
A few of the junior inidahipMen were sta
tioned below, on the berth deck, with or
ders, given in our bearing, to shoot any
man who, attempted to run from his' quar
Our men were all in good spirits ; though
they did ,not scruple to express the 'wish
that the comity , foe was a Frenchman rn
ther than alratijiee. We had been told by
the Americans.'oOboard, that: the frigates
in the American 'service carried more and
heavier metal * than ours. This, together
with our - eonsciousness•of superiority over
the French at sea, led' us to a preference
for a French antagonist. _
The Americans, - among our number, felt
quite discouraged ,at the necessity which
compelled them to fight against their own
-countrymen. One,of them, j named John.
Card, as brave a seaman as ever trod a
plank, ventured to, present himself ;to the
.as- a prisOner, frankly declaring
his pbjections to fight..,.The captain, Very
ungenerously, ordered him to his-quarters,,
threatening to shoot him if he made the-re
quest again, ~Poor fellow ! he obeyed that•
unjust command, and was killed by a Alit
from his own
. countrymen.. This fact is
more disgraceful to the , captain of the Ma
cedonian. than even the loss of- his slap.
It was a gross and palpable violation of the
rights of man.
A's the approaching ship showed Ameri
can colors, all tiOubt'of . her character was
at an end. "We must fight her," was the
conviction of every breast, Every possible
arrangement that could insure success, was
accordingly made. The gims : were Shotted;
the matches lighted—for although Our guns
were furnished with first rate locks, they
were also provided with matches attached
by lanyards in case the locks should miss
fire. A lieutenant then passed through the
ship, 'directing the marines and boarders,
who were furnished with pikes, cutlasses
and pistols, hoW to proceed if it should be
necessary to board the enemy. He was
followed by the captain, who exhorted them
to fidelity and courage ; urginig upon their
consideration the web known motto of, the
brave Nelson, " England expects every
man to do his duty." In addition to all
these preparations on deck, some men were
stationed in the tops with small arms, whose
duty It was to attend to trimming the sails
and to use their muskets provided we came
to close action., There were others also
below, called sail trimmers, to assist in
working the ship, should it be necessary to
change her position during the battle.
Ify station was at the fifth gun on the
main deck. It was my duty to supply the
gun with powder, a boy being appointed to
each gun in the ship on the side we engaged
for this purpose. A wooden screen was
placed before the entrance to the magazine,
with a hole in it ; through which the h car
tridges *ere passed to the boys. We re
ceived, them there, and covering them
with our jackets, hurried to their respective
guns. These precautions tire observed to
- prevent the powder from taking fire before
it reaches the gun.
Thus we all stood awaiting orders in
motionless suspense. At last we fired
three guns from the larboard -side of the
main deck; this was folloWed by the com
" Cease firing ;' you are throwing away
your shot."
Then came the orders to "wear ship,"
and prepare to attack the enemy with our
starboard guns. soon after I heard a fi
ring from ,some other quarter, which I at
first supposed to be a discharge froth our
quarter deck guns, though if proved to be
the enemy's cannon.
A stratiae noise such as I never heard
before nexCarrested my attention ; . it sounded
like the tearing of sails, just over our heads.
This I soon ascertained to be the wind of
the enemy's shot. The firing after a few
minute's l cessation, recommenced. The
roaring of cannon could now be heard from
all parts of our trembling ship, and min
gling,as it did with that of our foes, it made
a most hideous noise. By and by I heard
the shots strike the sides of our ship. The
whole scene became indescrib - ably confused
and horrible—it was like some awful, tre
mendous thunderstorm, whose deafening
roar is attended by 'incessant streaks of
lightning, carrying death in every flash, and
strewing the ground with the victims of its
wrath ; only in our case, the scene was
rendered more horrible than that, by the
presence of torrents of blood which dyed
mid decks.
Though the recital may be painful, yet
as it will reveal the horrors of war, and
show at what a fearful price victory is won
or lost, I will present the reader with things
as they met my eye during the progress of
that dreadful fight.:
I was busily supplying my gun with
powder, when-I saw blood suddenly fly from
the arm of a man stationed at our gun. I
saw nothing strike him—the effect alone
was visible—in at i instant the third lieu
denant tied his handkerchief round the
wounded arm, and sent the groaning wretch
below to the surgecin.
The cries of the wounded now rang
through all parts or the ship. These' were
.carried to the cockpit as fast as they fell,
while those more fortunate men who were
killed outright, were immediately thrown
overboard. 'As I was stationed but a short
distance from the main hatchway, I could
catch 6:glance at, all who were carried be
lotv. , A glance was all I could indulge in,
for the boys belonging to the gunsti
et to
Mine were Wounded -in the.eart parrof the
engagenient, and I had to spring with all
my might to keep three or fonr guns sup
plied with cartridge:4. I saw 11YO of these,
lads fall nearly together'. One of them was
struck in the leg by a large shot—he bad
to suffer amputation above the wound.
The other had 6'grape or canister shot sent
throtigh his ancle. A stout Yorkshireman
lifted .him in his arms and hurried him to,
the cockpit., Ile had his fooi cut off and
thus made lopie for life: Two 'of' the boys
stationed on the quarterdeck' were
They were both Portuguese. A man who
saw one of theM,liilled; • afterwards, told Me
that -his, pOWderotght-'fire and lit4M, the
1 10 1 1 almost_ Mr hip 'ld this pitiable :
situation the,, agonized thY 'lifted 'up . both - .
hands as if imploring reiref, when a
shot'instantly cm.hirn in two., ,
was an eye witness to a sight ehually're
vOlting. :A man named Aldrich had onePf
his hands 'Cat off, by a shot, and almnst at
the seine moment he received another shot,
Waif tore open his, boWels . in a terrible
Mapper. As he fell, two or
,three men
entight him in their arms, and, as. he could,
riotikie;,threyv, him overboard. „
Qne.,of the officers in my division'also,
noble hearted
fellow, named . Nan Nivel!, A grape or
canister sh' - ov.struelt him near the heart ;
exclaiming, "0, my God !" he fell and
was carried below, where he shortly idler
Mr. Hope, our first lieutenant was also
slightly wounded by a grummet, or 'Small
iron ring, probably torn from a hammOck
clew by a .shot. He went below, shouting
to us at the top of his voice, and bidding us
to fight with. all our might. There was not
a man in the ship but would have rejoiced'
had he been' in the place of our master's
mate, the unfortuate Nan Kivell.
The battle went on. Our men kept
cheering with all their Might. I cheered
with tilem, though I confess I hardly knew,
for what. Certainly there was nothing
very inspiriting in the aspect of things
where I was stationed. So terrible had
been the work of destruction around us, it
was termed the slaughterhouse: Not only
had .we several boys killed' and wounded,
but several of the guns were disabled.
The one I belonged to, had 'a piece of the
muzzle knocked out; and When the ship
rolled, it struck a beam of the upper deck
with such force as to become jammed and
fixed in that position. - A twenty-four pound
shot had also passed through the screen of
the magazine,' immediately over the orifice
through - which we passed our powder.
The schoolmaster received a death wound.
The brave boatswain, who came from the
sick bed to the din of battle, was fastening
a stopper in the back stay which was shot
away, when his head was smashed to pieces
by a cannon ball ; another man going to
complete the unfinished task, was also
struck down. Another midshipman also
received a severe wound,. The unfortunate
ward room steward, who attempted to cut
bis throat on a former occasion was killed.
A fellow named John, who for some petty
offence, had been sent on board as a'punish
menf, was carried past me" wounded. I
distinctly heard the large blood drops fail
pat, pat, pat, on the deck b ;, his wounds were
mortal. • Even a poor goat, kept by the
officers for her milk, did not escape the
general coinage ; her hind legs were shot
off, and poor - Nan was thrown overboard.
Such was the terrible scene amid which
we kept on shouting and firing. Our men
fought like tigers. Some of them pulled
off their jackets,. others their jackets and
vests ; - while Some still more determined,
had •taken off their shirts, and, with nothing
but a hadkerchief tied around the waist-
bands of their trowsers, fought like heroes.
I also observed n boy named -Cooper, sta
tioned k at a gun some distance from the
magazine. He came to and fro on a full
run, and appearing, to be as " merry as a
cricket." The third lieutenant cheered him
along occasionally, by saying," Well done
my brave boy; you are worth your' weight
in gold:"
I have been asked what were my feelings
during this fight. I felt pretty much as I
suppose every one does at such a time.
That men are withont thought when they
stand amid the dying and the dead is 'toe
absurd an idea to be entertained a moment.
We all appeared cheerful, but I know that'
many a serious thought ran through my
mind ; still what could we do but keep up
a semblance, at least, of animation"! To
run fiorn our quarters would have been
certain death 'from the hands of our own
officers: to give wily in gloom would do
no good, and might brand us with the name
of cowards, and insure certain defeat.
Our only true'philosophy, therefore, was to
make. the best of our situation, by fighting
bravely and cheerfully. I thought a great
deal, however, of the other world ; every
groan, every_ falling man, told me that the
next instant Fmight be .before the Judge of
all earth. For this I felt unprepared ; but
being without any particular knowledge of
religious truth, I satisfied myself by repeat
ing again and again the Lord's Prayer, and
promising that if spared I would be more
attentive to -religious duties than ever be
fore. This promise I had no doubt at the
time of keeping ;. but I have learned since
that it is easier to make promises amid the
roar of battle's thunder, or in the horrors
of shipwreck, than to keep them when itlitn
ger is absent, and safety smiles upon our
While these thoughts secretly agitated
my bosom, the din of battle continued.
Grape and 'canister shot were pouring
through our port holes like leaden hail, car-
rying death in their trail. The large shot
came against the ship's side like iron hail
shaking her to the very keel, or passing
through her timbers, and scattering terrific
splinters, which did more appaling, work
than even their own death giving blows.
The reader'may forte an ideaaf -the effect
of the grape and canister, when he is told
that grape shot is formed by seven or eight
balls confined to an iron and tied in a cloth.'
These balls are scattered by the exploston
-of the powder. Canister shot is made by
filling a powder canister with balls f these
also scatter with 'direful effect 'when "disl
Charged. What then with'iplinters, Can.'
non balls, grape and'canister, poured inces:'
santly upon us, the reader may be assured
- that the work of death went on in a man- .
ner which must have been satisfactory even'
to the king of teirctra himself.-
Suddenly the rattling of 'the' iron 'hail
ceaed. We were' orderpd to cease firing.
A - Rrofound silence ensued, briiken only by
stifled groans of the brave sufferers below:
It was'soan ascertained that the enemy had
Shot:ahead: for chip purpose of repairing
dainages, for' he Was not so disabled but
She could sail without difficulty; while we
were so cut .up that we lay,helpless. •Qur
bead braces were shot and. main topmasts
were gone; the mizzen mast hung over the
stern, having carried several men over its
fall ; we were in a state of complete wreck:
A council was now held among the offi
cers of the quarter deck. • Our condition
was perilous in the extreme; victory and
escape were alike hopeless. Our ship was
disabled ; many of bur men were ,killed
and many wounded. The enemy would
without doubt bear down upon •uS in a few
moments, and as she could now cliocise her
position, would without-doubt Fake us fore
and aft. Any further resistance was, there
fore, folly. So, in spite of the hot brained
lieutenant, Mr. Hope, who advised them not
to strike, but., to sink alongside, it was de
termined to strike our bunting. This was
done by the hands of a braVe fellow named
Watson, whose saddened brow told how
severely it pained his lion heart to do it.
To me it was a pleasing sight, for .1 had
seen fighting enottgh for one Sunday, more
than I wished to see again on a week day.
His Britannic Majesty's frigate Macedo
donian, was now the prize of the American
frigate, United States.
From Works of John Adams.
How Washington was made Com-
Every post brought me letters frOM my
friends, Dr. Winthrop, Dr. Cooper, Gen.
Jas. Warren, and sometimes from Gen.
Ward and his aids, and Gen. Heath and
many others, urging, in pathetic terms, the
impossibility of keeping their men tegether,
without the assistance of Congress. I was
daily urging all these things, but we were
embarrassed with more than difficulty, not
only with the party in favor of "the .peti
tion to the' king, and the party zi) were
jealous of independence, but a third party,
which was a Southern party against a
Northern, and a jealousy against a New
England army under the command of a
New England General. Whether this
jealousy was sincere, or whether it was
mere pride and a haughty ambition of
furnishing a southern general to command
the northern army (I cannot say,) but the
intention was very visible to me Abet Col.
Washington was their object, and so many
of our staunchest men were in the plan,
that we could carry nothing without conce
ding to it. .Another embarrassment, - which
was never publicly known, and which was
carefully. concealed by those who knew it,
the. Massachusetts and other New England
delegates were divided. Mr. Hancock and
Mr. Cushing hung back ; Mr. Paine did
not come forward, and even Mr. Samuel
Adams was irresolute. Mr. Hancock• him
self had an ambition to be .appointed corn Whether he thought an
election a compliment due to him, and in
tended to have the honor of declining it, or
whether he would have accepted it I knoW
not. 3 4T0 the compliment - he had some pre
tensKis, for, at that time, his exertions,
sacrifices, and general merits hi the cause
of his country had been incomparably
greater than those of Col. Washington.
But the delicacy of his health, and his en
tiie wont of experience in actual service,
dough an excellent militia officer, were
decisive objeationz-ttrlitm
canvassing this . subject, out of doors,. I
found too that even aniong the delegates of
Virginia there were difficulties.. The apes
iolical reasoninginnaong themselves, which
should be greatest, were not less energetic
among the saints of the ancient dominiOn
than they were among us of New England.
In several Conversations I fotind more than'
one very cool about the ' appointment of
Washington, and particularly Mr. Pendle
ton was very 'clear and full against it.
Full of anxieties concerning these eon=
fusions, apprehending daily that we should .
- hear very distressing news from Boston; I
walked with Mr.' gamuel Adams in the:
State House yard,' for a little exerCise•and*
fresh air before the hour of Congress, - and,
there represented to him the various dan
gers that surrounded us. He 'agreed to
them all, but braid—" What shall we do?"
•I answered him that he knew that
_I had
taken great pains to.get otircolleagues to
agree upon •some• plan, that we' Might *be
unanimous; but he•kneW that they would
pledge themselves = to nothing-; but 'I was
determined to take a step which should
compel them and ail the other members of
Congress to declare _themselves t,for or
against • something. ' 4 I• am determined
this morning to make
,a direct- motion Atoll
Congress. should adopt . the -army. bef9re
Boston, and - 4ippoint*Col. Washington .eem
mender of if.'" . Mt.. Adams seemed fo-lhink.
very seriously of it,-.but said.nothmg..
Accordingly, When .Congress...hadassero
, bled, - I rose in my plabe,Jand In . as short a
-speech as •the - . -- iubject would:admit; -repre
seated the state of .the colonies; theouncer-•
tainty , in' the , minds.:ef. -the -, .people,•4heir.
'great eXpeetationand 'anxietyitthe:distreittes
orthe army, the danger of ifs:diasoluthan;L
. the diffidully of _collecting another,•and the
probability that the British,. army • would
take advantage of our . delays, march out
of Boston, and spread desolation es far as
they could go. I coucluded witka motion,
in form;* that Congress.' would
. ndept the
army,' at Catiibridge; - ; and appoint a general;
that though:this - Waitriot': the proper:lime
to - nominate agenera4 yet; as I had-reason
believe this was a point of-the greatest
diffieulty,-1 had no: 'hesitation' - to; declare
that I had but one - gentlenitirt in army' mind
for that important command, niid'that was
gentlemanfrom Virginia, - yvhocwas among
us, and 'very, %yell known to all of us, a
gentleman whose experience as an - offteer,.
whose independent, furtune, .g - ret4 talents,
and excellent universal character, . would
command. the approbation of all .America,
and, unite the 'cordial exertions 'of all the
colonies J3etterthan any other pet-Son in the.
Mr.' Washington, who sat near
the door, as soon as he heard me allude to
. from his usual modesty, he darted:
into:the library room. Mr. flaneock, who
was our President, which gave me an op
portunity to observe his countenance while
I was speaking on the state of the colonies;
the army nt ,Cambridge, and the enemy— .
heard me with visible pleasure; but when
I came to describe Washington for the
commander, :I never marked a more sud
den and Striking- change of countenance.
Mortification and' resentment were expres
sed: es - forcibly as his face. could exhibit
them. Mr.. Samuel Adams seconded' the
motion, and that- did not soften the Presi
dent's physiognomy at all. The subject
came under debate, and several gentlemen
declared themselves against the a ppolntrinent
of Mr. Washington, not on account of any
personal objection against him, but bechOse
the army were ;ill from New England,' find
a general of. their own, appeared to be sat
isfied with him, land 'had proved themselves
able to imprison the British army in BoSton,
which was all they expected or desired at
that time.
Mr. Pendleton, of Virginia, and Mr.
Sherman, of Connecticut, were very ex
plicit in declaring this opinion. Mr. Cush,
ing and several others more faintly ex
preised their opposition, and their fears of
discontent in the army, and in New Eng
land. Mr. Paine expressed a great opinion
of Gen. Ward 'and a strong friendship for
him, having been his classmate at college,
or at least his cotemporary ; but gave no
opinion on the question. The'stibject was
postponed to future day. In the mean
time, pains were taken out of doors to ob
tain a unanimity, and the voices were
generally so Clearly in favor of" Washing
ton, that the dissentient members were per
suaded to withdraw their opposition, and
Mr. Washington was nominated, I believe;
by Mr. Thos. Johnson, of Maryland, unani
mously elected; and the army adopted.
Yankee Trick on a Hoosier. Land
In qUite a little Ohio village, many years
ago, there: was a tavern where the stages
always changed, and the passengers ex
pected to get breakfast. The landlord of
said 'hotel was noted for his tricks upon
travelers, who 'were allowed to get fairly
sated at the table, when the driver would
blow his horn - (after taking his horns,) and
sing out, " Stage ready, gentlemen," where
upon the passengers were obliged to hurry
out and take their seats, leaving a scarcely
tasted breakfast behind them, for which,
however, they had to fork over fifty cents!
One day when the stage was approaching
the house of this obliging host, a passenger
said that he had often heard of the land
lord's trick, and he was afraid they would
not. be able to get any breakfast.
"What ? how 7 No breakfast !" ex
claimed the rest."--
"Exactly so, gents, and you may as wel
keep your seats and tin." .
" Don't they expect.passengers to break
fast ?"
" Oh, yes ! they expect - you to it, but
not to eat it. I etn under the impression
that there is an understanding between the
landlord and driver, that, for sundry and
various drinks, &c., the latter starts before
you can scarcely commence eating."' _
" Why; what on airth are 'you talkin'
about ? Ef you calkelate I'm goin' to pay
four nine.pences' for my breakfast and not
get the valee - on't you're mistakin' !" said a
voice from the back seat, the owner of
which wasone Hezekiith Spaulding—though,
tew hum" they call him Hez" for short.
"I'm gain' to get my breakfast here, and
not pay nary red till I do."
" Then you'll be len."
'," Not as you knows, I wont!" •
." Well, we'll see," said the other ;• as the
stage.drove up to the door, and the landlord
ready. to " do the hospitable," says, _
."Breakfast just ready, gents. Take a
wash, gents ? Here's water . , basins, towels,
and soap."
...After performing their ablutions, they all
proceeded to- the dining room, and com
' menced a fierce onslaught upon the edible's,
though " Hee! .took his, time. Scarcely
had-they tasted their coffee, when they
heard, the unwelcome sound of the •horn,
fled the, driver , exclaim, " Stage ready !"
Up rise .eight -grumbling passengers, pay
.their , fifly cents, and take their seats, . •
"All•aboard, gents V' inquires the hest,
~!‘ One missing,", said-they. ,
;`.'Proceeding. taAhe - dining room; he finds
fiez very coolly helping himself.
~to_xtri im.•
mons° piece ofsteek," - thesize or a - horse's
• -beleft, sir Stage is goingto
.I . g , Willi, haint , got nothin' to say 'agin
it," drawls out Hez:
" Caret wait, sir—better lake your seat."
" I'll be gall-darned of I dew, nuther,
till I've got my breakfuss ! I paid for it;
and I'm•goin' to get the valee on't l 'and of
youltilkilite I aint, you're mistaken."
11 So •The stage started, and leit , Hez, who
continued his attack on the, edibles. Bis
cuits, cofree, 6ze., disappeared rapidly, be
fore the.eyes of the astonished landlord.
it r iIIOLIE,NO::
, .. ,
" Say, 'Squire; them t h ere c ages ' is
East—fetch,ds.a tiot he igrist an ',dn. ~.
(to the waiter,) "' eup - athEito
Pass them: egos.' RaiSei.yotir:owri
'Squire ? this is 'ilti'' ,. nide.hain.,:
'bout here.tolerable'eheaPi'Squiiel -
got much maple tiinber irk diesestirtS,
ye r Dew - right,smart. trade,''Squire,
calkelate don't lay your nivn,‘eggs, -, i
ye V' and tbus . liez kepi quizzing the,ll,
lord, - until he m ade, .a' hedili :!' ~.ri...1,
" Say, squire, now I'M 'boui...toCO.OV
payin'• my • devower tew this ere' tablet,
ef 'you'd jest give us a bowlnfnbread „ i
milk tew sorterl'top off willi; . l'l, bd.' ki
oWeegea - tew ye'.'.'. ..,.- .., , „., ,1,,,i
So.out goes landlord and waiterlari
bowl of - bread and Milk; andset.therti
fore him. • • ' ' ; .: a. i '
" Spoon -toll, of yOuplease."' '..!':-„'., i'
But no spoon-could be-found.:.•Lina:
was sure - he had plenty of .silVer Oness
ing on the table when the stage sitipPe,
" Say, you! dew you think thentp*,
gers is goin', to pay you for a.hreakfa r ss
not °it no. compensashrin ?" . , ,1, . • ...
"A h ? what ! Do you think any ol(
. passengers took them ? '..;:' 'I
" Dew I- Oink ? No'l - don't thick
I'm saran. Ef they are nil as' greeo
- 'bout here, I'm gain'lo locate i d
diately and tow wonst." . - ,• •
•:!f - ‘: 1 ,
The landlord -rushes out to the stable 4
starts a man off after the stage which i'
gone about three miles. _ The mien :.
takes the stage and sayslomethittg , t o
driver in a low tone. .He • imMedi
turns back, and on arriving at-the- It ,
Hez comes out and takes his seat .
"How are you gents?.. Prirre.tteP....
tew see you." .i".. . -• s 5
"Can you point, out the,mon: you : (1
has the spoons 1" asked the landlord. . 4,
" Pint him out ? - Sartainly I . lteO. 'q
'Squire, I paid yen few. ninepenCei.ltf
breakfass; and I calkelate /,gotAe Itf,
on't. You'll find them spoons' in the:
fee Pot !" - - :.! ! ,.,.4
Spirit l o:rthe Time;
. . .
singular ilDi rem mstance. , - I;
' Some years since a family (Mr, ; l
residing on Clarke's Bay, a sma)l_,is. :
which then formed one of .I. ) l6.puiriri m e o 1
treats of ,the neighboring inhohitantS,;4
ticed in ' One of their children a - Simi
habit of retiring from the table with' '
meals untoucheikand 'disappearing; not 5,.4
knew where, to enjoy therri....'Thia'Pli',- I
without remark for some time; untillta ,::- 1
tinuance in- spite of the retrionstiatie&Ol;, -1
1 ,
*eats,. and the Singular secrecy Obs.e'
liy her with regard to her place of 'ectiic;' 1
ment, when: questioned, arousetreurini! 0
and made them 'determined:6 wateki:
detect, if possible, - the place _ and' cans
her ccncealment. - She was followed by :-=
father, Who saw her : refire inte,the dee. •
recesses of the adjoining woodland, and,i' , :.,i .
at a fallen tree,
pletely hollow from decay. , This
peatedly tapped with'asmall stick,,wh4
large rattle snake rifer a while appeti-
and glided,slowly towards her. -. SheA i
ded her dinner_ in two-equal portinPs•:':
which they, mutually partook, she reproV .'„
.1.t..• ..-11st. urplligsi. %Up nu VLICIGI ;10. - . 104.1 . - . 4 ,
his head beyond the boundary of;i,
Alarmed at 'her critical
,situotion., andli --"'
'formidable nature of her- quaodurrt aCqui, - 4
lance, her father approached and deb. the tears tears and'entreaties of the poet' '4. 7 ' - 1
who bitterly - wept its fate, - 'destroyed ' , ' l,f l
dangerous- rePtile.• 'She - Was takett"lo4 AI
disconsolate; for - some - timo'pined,'andl- I
not . long survive her - unforttinrite -*tilt: - It
merit. ' ; -
Whether• the •st - td fate Of . this !clam.- 4,
child had aught to do viiill the eingtitai, sf
tachment . lthuS-- formed by - her' tei-an aril{ 1.
between -which and our - own speCieot, -',.,,
seems-ever to have existed • a'spirits tjf:Ll
gust and enmity, or whether-more than .
common circumstances of naturally -a
dental acquaintance was involved , 4lf6'
we leave t 6 others better-skilJedAn 'sue . :
n a tural lore. than oursell i es; . to - deterrhi. ,
But the former has ever been the impress, /
cOoveyed . by the style of, the
which cencludes with. theActAhat :".:,i
did notiong survive it;'—Son,„ : ., ! .: ..4.-!,
Boys ont after:Night.
. 1. , ,
. 1, ‘I.4T, '.l
We have.on,severat occasions'eadeave :3
to s impress parents Land . those living-Choi.l
of youth, with the.importanco of :heePi --:,
them at :home:after night-1111h ;,A few;ov,T,',
ings since,.in passing 4 group of .orekvp-'
we. were :attached : by the obscene:and.;W:
lane expressions which fell..from,itheir,lif,'-
and we think if their parents ; hadltetn!
their font language, they- would' hnvo-
remorse' fOr" their gross - nigFeet of iheir t. ' '.;
sprini.• '' If the parents orthese 1)6)4; iiill,
exercise, not only, their enthority,- bur 114
love they - should bear - I helr '.c hi Icli6, N '5:4
. frould seek'tos Make 4otnea'plab of NM,:'and - :.inneeenl r enjo) . rnent;lnSteildit 4
sending . ' them' ont'id grovel in' . o6iil )
fanity, 'obscenity' arid "senitiality; = lAttst
your' Children' with ' some. plettiltiii %mitt
Show them rnir by your condu 'J
a deep ; interest in, their hi by se ...,,
snerifico of - your own limo :
p out tho l i t
nod you will soon - win their offectious,-..
lend them to find other pleasures than:lig!'"
found hi lawless revels, amongst:rode.col:
panions about the streets aller,night, '...2.4
.11feadville Gasetteit
TUE progress of some metria;.sity
that they keep ahead of 'common seam: