The people's advocate. (Montrose, Pa.) 1846-1848, January 21, 1847, Image 1

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Tty greet the tniveler's tn'e,
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H 3 path may chtitice to lie.
Where forest birds are swelling
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notes in griT i nwoixl glades,-
Ilowpnany a pleasaht dwelling
Pe ß ki. out amid tlieir shades
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Or some verdantdlin-side,
W ere wild fresh.breezes blow,
Whelie trees their logy branches wave
41a murmurs soft and low.
11'I+ silvery brooks are glancing
Btp the sun'sbribt ray,
-kinl-, , devvii the hill-shh
l-4w gaily int their Way.
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The itnines of liberty!
Aftnintl their heartiN
Ho 4 muny joyou, Hn L• meet,
itthi spirit , : gay and light:
lloeF swert the praise aspeudiug
1 w onls of thankful song, .
Wlt 1
.11, happy N °ices bleuiling,
Tte 'tuneful strain prolong.
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Ani firM.l thoQc,94i..t dwellin s,
lib r many a youtldhl band .
Goftrtl, from out their shelrring roofs,
A ikhi, amid the laud. •
reso'ved on duty,
(4 foa' with danntles:s I,reast
Whle tiehest smiles of lle , eity
[lon the daughters test.
I lor thee, I\ennsyl. mdo.,
*ire'er my hd May he,
My )acurt from every other .du-ine
titiali fondly turn ty thee:
Th4gli fati. may Itid . rat•
1.1:poil afurci7i
No 6rthly power eau nn lee
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AN(,Legrt, Ct. Dec. I f.:16.
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It wasa'clear evening in the early spring
of 1775, when a young man 'came to his na
tive howl, to bid his mother faxem.4l.i
. 1 see 0 }at picture lickfore me now.
A twlistory - house, built of grey stone, '
with a mall garden extending from the
door to te roadside, while.all'around arises ,
i t
the orcl ,, rd trees, fragrant with the first:
blossoinspfspring. 'Yonder you behold cat
tle ground together in the shadows.:l!
It is itE;quiet hour ; everything seernsbeau
tiful ntidi'holy. There is a purple flush up
on the Nrestern 'sky, a sombre richness of
shadow resting upon yonder woods ; a deep
s.erenitc,:as if from God, MI Im ::., and hallows
this evening hour.
Yondqr, on the cot:a!re porch, with the •
rich gloq of sunset. on her face, sits the aged
mother, the . silvery hair parted .11[11.Wp her
pale broit. The 1.3,:b1e lays„ open on •her
knee., Ver dress is' lof plain rude tex.ture,
but thert is that about her countenance
which midtes you forget her homespun cos
tume. Her eyes, their dark blue contrasting
with the withered outlines of her counte
nance 4re upraised. She is gazing in the
lace or the sou, who beds over her should
er and returns her glance. 1 •
His yOupg form is arrayed in a plain blue
hunting rock, faced with fur, while his rifle
rests agiiinst the door and 'his pistols are
girded to his waist by a belt of dark- leath
er. A ()lain costume this, but gaze. upon
the young faceßof.that matt and tell me, do
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you not read a crear soul, shining from those
dark eyes 2 That white brow, shadowed
by masses of brown hair, bears the . impress
of tboullit, while the pale cheeks tells the
t a l e o f , long nights given to the, dim old
Ilehret Hible„ with its words of giant,rnean
inii anti o i l e can-like music; to the- profane
4 ,_ '4 ._
classmko Rome and Greece, the sublime
reveriei4orPlato, the impassioned earnest
ness of Demosthenes; or the indignant elo
quence pf cicero..
Yes, Perth from the halls of YALE, the. po
etry of the Past, shining in his 'soul, here
to hip childhood's home, conies the young stu
dent toclaim his mother's blessing and bid
her Rag farewell: .
But irby, this rifle, these pistols, this plain
uniforni ?
I wilt tell you.
One day as he sat bending over that
Hebresi volume—with its great-thoughts
spoken)p a tongue maw- lost to map, in the
isilence+lages--he looked from the window
and beheld a deid-,body carried by, the glas
by eyesslpturned to the _sky, while the stiff
ened hinh; hung trailing an the ground.-
It wifis the first DEAR aux OF LexisMToN.
Thai.sight roused- his blood; the voices
of the lg.artyrsof BunkerUM seemed shriek-
Mg foriiier in his ear, He Aung -aside_ the
studenlii. gown ; he put pu the bunting shirt.
A sa,g farewell to those, well worn volumes;
which 1,0 Owed the wenriiieso.of many ; a
ettidni*t -Fat* one last Jonk„Firoond ,that
lonely bxmir, whose walls had -finar,d his gm'.
nest .sobliquiee i Anil then he was a,gildier,
Therhilde(Genius felt the strougclitirds
ofpatriotism 'drawing-him , toward ; the :last
Wed' cif the 11tartyrS on Bunker IEII.
• 'AndftiOw; in theibliset,hour, he grandsiiy
his:m*oer tude, taking one hist liink4l 7 tinit
wrinklfd face, listenitigrfoi ;the last
cl w, )
,time: to
the 4l'Ott qua Uthfrts,loritig+t, spipiny! yvipe,!"
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fore y4u. Go on, my son—fig,ht like a man
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for - your country. In thelMiir , of battle ro 1
Member that God is with: your eattsel :that
Ills arm will guide and' guard you, ieren in
the inoniimit of.delth-.1 .War;:my .child, is at I
best .a fetirful thint,,,a terrible Ifcencd for bo- :
man butehorv; but nwor lilte this', is holy
in the eYks of , God.: 'Go on- z -and when you
Eight, may you conquer, or-if you fall in
death, 'remember pour mother's blessing is
an your head !'
Andin that evening hour, the• aged wo-
Man stood ereet,nndiaid her withered hand I
Opon•hitibended head. • . •
A moment: passed ~ and be had grasped his
rule, .he , ; had muttered the last farewell.—
While the aged woman stood on the porch,
following him withf her eyes, be turned his
steps towards the road.
But a form stood in the path, the form of
4 young woman, clad in the plain costume
4f a New Englanai girl. Do you 10101 d a
ioluinuous beauty witvirrg in the outlines of ,
that form the hair dark as night, or
Ihng, glossy, Wavin7 and beautifid ? Are
those hands soft, white and delicate ? You
bell* crone of these ; for •tie young girl
Who stands there ifr the student's •putli t has
none of the attractions of dazzling personal
beauty: A .slendoh.form. a -w-hite forehead,
With•the brown hair plainly :parted around
that unpreteuded Countenance, Lands some-
What roughened by toil ; such ere the at- ,
tractions of that New England girl.
And yet there was something that chained
YOur eye to her fade; and made your heart
swell us you looked upon her It was the
Soul, which shone from her eyes and glowed'
upon her palid cheek.: It was the deep,
dent, all-trusting love, the eternal fhith of ,
her woman's nature, which gave , such a
deep vivid interest to that pale face, that
pale White brow.
Sheistood there, waiting to hid her lover.
fitrewell, and the tear was in •her eye, the:
nonvutsive tremor of stippressed emotions on
her. lip:. Yet with an unfaltering voice, she
bid him go, fight for hiscountryandconquer
in the name of God.
Or"—she lexclauned, placing hei hands'
against his breast, white her eyes were in',
cited to his face, ' should you faH in the fight,
I will pray to God to bless '`our last hour
with all the nlory of n soldier's death.'
That was , ; the 1;14t word she caul : he .
grasped her handl ittipressed Ills kiss• upon
_her lip, and went slowly fr0;..1 Fos horn..
When we look for him
,ivrain the scenr
changed. kis eight, veti - throuo-b the gloom
the white tents of The British artily 'rise UP
like ghosts cni the summit of the Long Is;•
hind Hills. it is night, .yet the stars look
down upon the Red Cross banner, now Ilout= .
iitg sullenly to the ocean breeze.
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We look fur the Enthusiast crUale
Yonder, in a dark room, through whose sot:
itary windows pours the mild gleam of the
stars, yonder we behold the dusky outlineS
of a human form, with head bent low and
arms folded across .his breast. It is very
dark in the room, very still, yet you can dis
dover the bearing of the soldier in the uncer
damn outlines of that form, yet can you bear
the tread of the sentinel on the sands with-
suddenly that form arises, and draws
near the solitary Ivindow. The stars gleam
Over u pale face, with eyes burning with an
unnatural Irght. It is dinar uud dim, the
fitiut light,. but still volt can read the traces
of Itkii drat, like despair,
itanaped On 030, brow, awl check, and lip ui
abut youthful cowitunallee.
You can hear a bi low-toned mt,:in,
a. muttered pray t.,r, a broken emoulatiog:—
Those eyes are upraised to the stars, and
then the pale face no longer looks from the
window. That form slimly pores, and, is
Jost in the darkness of the room. .
Meanwhile, without the room, ow yonder
Slope of level ground*, crowning the ascent
pf the hill,. the sound of the hummer and saW
breaks m the silence of the hour. - Dim
forms go jorand fro in the darkness ; stout
pieces of timber are planted in the ground,
4nd at lost the workisdone.- All is still.—
Out like a phantom of evil, from Alm brow
of yonder hill arises that strange structure of
tiatber, 'with the .rope dangling from itssuin
There ism faee gazing from yonder win
dow, at this.thing, of evil : u face with hps
pressed bctweendie teeth, eyes glowing with
unnatural light.
§ucklenlyqu footstep is beard, the door of
that room iS open, and a blaze of light tills
The place. :In the doorway stands a 'btirly
clad in the British uniform with : .a
fMockingsneer upon that. brutal countenance.
1,1 , The forni«,-which we lately beheld in the
gloom—now rises, and confronts the British
Addier. It Itideds no second glance to :tell
ne.tlitit we behold the Enthusiast, of Yale.
.`'hat" dress is soiled and torn, that face i is'
sunken in .the Cheeks, wild and glarityrl in
the ify es t • y 4 wik t .can recognize. the brave"
I - youth wholtbentfoith from his home on that
evattitfg it(spring.
He confronts the Executioner, for—that
burly . figut4, the' handsome red,eoat, With
p the .glistering; :ornaments, is none: other than
the Ptovostinf:the-British army: • •
' I am to aie, in the, morning,' began ,'the
student, or prisoner, as you may dlioo:41-to
gull Into.: ..,1;'.. , ;
k Yes. ' growled' Abe .Provost.! ",you were I
taken tis a.spy, tried as a.spy, sentenced aa+ ay
kPYs'atKi WO-morrow morning you ,wit be
banged as 4 sp,yr •, t.
Thin,wa l ktliv r iatal secret. General ,
in ;ton desired infin'ination from <Long island,
• where the was, eneamped.:!. , A.yo4ng
soldier appeared, -his. thee; glowing 'with; a .
high-resolve: lie woula! ;
patithls lifi for...Washing,t4n. , tiY I
„lie, would, mord:than his life trfielvsfuld
tl:his.x4istiail , ,Fob the •sbidieriwbO.tiies 1..
Anutba:blood , ' onilet - nf nforlortelloperilieicin
hllnor; but the ;man who is taken Asia
ohleetiNC-1194th . pgr ,
nhan,norn• i.:4,sisct thin. lytiti l i tti .,,,i dd ior in noid
itnii-t,hie gamma:Law:4w 44130 0 4 411
for the sakei:of Washingion i e v , ; id, I,', 4 , !
• - Gener4' *es , theNiublinikke4retisina of
the enthusiast, ' When I volunteered in it he
army of liberty, it was
voti: my soul in the ea
noV.- to ehoose the r o an
the service -which Bain
ask, in Ns hat capacity d
we. Yott tell we I
service by an expeditioa
I can auswer with-ou
part, until will gol"
He went, obtained tl.
he sought, and was ab,
of the Island for New
Now in the chambe
felon, he awaited the
lime betraying deep et
the agitation of fear.
face, but the den.
Ile approached the
spoke in a calm, yet h
friend, I ant to
%ref/. I have no re ff ,rei
utitiincly fate. But a.'
dying man, let InC imply
of these-letters.
Ile extended some
aiming which was one
to hisixiother, one to WI
• Promise me, that)
letters delivered after
The Briton :1 *d
hand to other, and'tlici ,
answer: By --;
with the letters of a sp .
The ioung man dm
the tlocr, as flintier') a
front his grasp. ilis het,
The cup of his agony
you will procure me n
me a clergyman? 1
wish to die the death o
You should have il l
before Immo. e.
harinnan. for
can tell voa, at once, t
throuidi me.'
The voting man sari
and covervd his face.
brave Briton, whoso
heaufful:v mnni!'ested
a dym7 - 4 . man, stood r,
his spite with a brutal
Ere a moment u - n.i
looked up an-nin and
For rho love of
the oon:•olation, , of re!!
loud IntiL:ll
.Ind the 'condemned :•4!
Who Anil dare to
entliti-uist's heart, to
which shook his soul,
vine- hours of his I
thoughts were with hi
GrCece and Rona., or
hiew voluine, where ti
swells over the wave
somas of Israel resoun•
with his rimed mother,
then a vision of that .
which his life was-to II
to his soul.
That course of gl.
tions, those yearnings
ideal, were now to
the Gibbet's rope! -
I will confess, that to me there is some
thing terrible in the last niolit of the Con
denined Spy. Never toes m y eve rest upon
the 11;PrO Of Americau lits:orv, that I do not
ti.el tOr hi.; file, and filet 11101'p bitterly when
I :!c of the injnstiee of that lost,,rv. , Ye-,
let tie truth be spoken, 0117 history i• terri
bly unjust to the poor—th- to—le:led—the
m art: , rs , "whose fate it was, Io:t :0 sutler in
the s:onn of hattle, ho. in the eell, or by tilt:-
gibbet's rope. How m inv brave hearts went
choked to death be t ie . rope, or buried be,
neath the eell . s-of the ail, after the agonies
of fever! Where do !you find their names
in history?
And the young man
a natural genius, a hi
tell us, is there no tea
We weep fur And
mere gambler, who st
General's cortimissior
over his grave, and yt
motives alto±ether l
hymns about him, run
complishmenut. he is,
of Arnold's ruin ; he i
draz the patriot down
But this young mat
night on yonder Lou
I are tears for him?
Night passed away
last. Then they led
of muffled drum and
Then—without a B .
friend hot even a do
placed him beneath t
blue sky, with a paw:
. Stern looks, scowli
and bristling i.bayone
but for him, the Ent.
s:here was the kinds
'Yet , . in that hour,
Cheek, and the visi.
antis, was like a dre:
The rough hand. o
hands! and • bdred his
Then] standing.on t
rope about IliS" neck
him, that young rat
calm, ,e,ollected and
the. brntal soldiery, tl
.tyitness that
. he bad I
And that regret w
, ther, not.even for hi:
not ova for the dart.
said the. ttiartyr :
LOSE 001 t 613't - COVNT
'That Nvasihis.last
sentiment was ',cold
. .hitti Ito distil. ::The
dangling in..tha,air I
blight clear* brow,
t weill-fotined !mouth
behold that thing pa
blackened+mass b
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ROSE; PA. JAN. 21 1 , 1847.
iny intention to de
'e. It not for me
lter or the inetlitid of
to . perform. .1 only
es toy country Mint
•111 render het great
to Lung Island. All
word—bid me de-
informatiotr which
l ut w leave the shore
York, when lie was
1 9f the condemned
i6ur of his fate, his
otion, yet it Was not
')e.ith he could v:11-
11 of the GMBET
ottierr, and
low voice :
ie to-►uorrow. It is
to spend upon my
the last reque,4 of a
rrrou to take charge
.our or inc. let:en;
o betrothed, one
vati will hare these
ani dead.'
the lamp front one
as itim an oath, made•
ha\ e nothing to do
)ped the letters o n
ullett had torn them
d sank on his breast.
was full. At least,
bible, you will send
m ready to die, but
a Christian.'♦
(might o' these thin'z•
r•la,iuied! the liveried
L;e'r PreArtier,
rat !! neither
slon Iv in his chilli-,
- ith hi- hands. Tht
oilriwe hitt! ( w ell .()
B tln sc l tI E 111,118. S to
fl - rtt - tlinr the object of
one, the young. man
iri , t du tea deny rue
' t un In tilt: !war!"
•t 1 artstind tho room.
t% :IS in darkness.
ift , the veil frurn that
d picture the affollV
duritur the slow mu
tst. theht ? Now het'
bucks, the classics of
he pages of that lie
o breeze of Palistine
of Jordon, and the
! for .- evermore ; - now
hr his betrothed ; and
.rent course of _*lore
re been, came home
I ry, those high aspira.
of Genius after the
cut off forever bv—
with a handsome form,
khly educated mind—
for him?
re, and vet he was a
ed his life against a
We plant flowers
I t he was a plotter from
[ nercenary. We sing
vet with all his ac
me of the main CallSC,
it was who helped to
to the traitor.
, who watches his last
Island shore—where
and morning came at
um forth to the sound
ensured footsteps.—
ble, or Preacher, or
to wad for him—they
Ile gibbet, under that
coffin before his• eyes.
g brows, red uniforms
-, were all around,—
usiast and the Genius,
1 . ice of the tender hand 1
the . breeze kissed his
: of Manhattan
... Bay,
n waves and green isl
of peace to his soul.
thb hangman tied his
neck tir the rope.—
a death -cart, with-the
and eternity before
n was very pale, bpt
inn. Theo he called
e refugee hangman, to
ut 'one regret--
s not for his aged mo
Ines s oftlint hour—,but,
ord, for ore, the obble
his lips, they choked
.nurse moved, the cart
fleet; themeartyr hung
Where was now that
it brillmott.Peye.; . that
ti r ook«iyeklook: an d
I pitating with agony,
, decikin the sir;. with
-flesh.inestend' of a- face.
y—around tVitercrovd—
Ihr away, the free waves—and yet here',
tosses and plunges the image of God, tied
by the wick to a !
Like a dog he died—like a-dog:they burin
ed him. No preacher, no prayer,' no friend
not even a dog to howl . over his grave.—,
There was oulv•n pihe box and a dead,hody,
with a few of the vilest wretches of the Brit
ish camp. That was the . inartyr's funeral!
At this hour, while I :Speak,' in the dini
shadows of Westminster Abbey, a white
monument arises, in'honor to john Andre,
whose dishonorable !actions were in some
measure, forgotten in pity for his hideous
But this man of di.nius, who went forth
(rout the halls of to die like a dog for
his COW trv, on the 116p:1in of Long Island—
here marble carved with tliCt
letters of Ins nanny
And yet we will riquernher him,"and love
him tier evermore. And should the day
come, when a temple will be erected to the
Memory of the ilercies of the Revoltnion—
the Man-Gods of our past—then, bene;itli
the light of that temple's dome, miaow; the
sculptured images of' Washington and his
compatriots, we will; place one poor broken
column of New Enlandgratiite, surmounted
by a siiorle leaf of Wire!, inscribed with the
motto—..lias that have but one life for my
country!' and this pbor column, and leaf of
laurel and motto, Shall be consecrated the
name of
Ministering Angels.
UT EMNI n tnro
11Ie.:funnel.: are• a ro u n d
In vi . Aton, they surround us—
lu tl:ey [ne,ent elver,
.1u•1 i L hrt. fmtn.,("pi :loser;
Then Id , Il . •• w:ntnnl one , !
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lu hle's darkest, loneliest and saddest
hours, a hen every vestige of comfort is hit!
front the rhatilvd lieu, and deep despair is
settling down upon the oppressed, over
tasked spirit—then will this bright feeling
come stilly and silently over the soul, sooth
ing and softening oar - griefs, till its balmy
influence is felt, and the troubled spirit
sinks Tutu tranquil peace. Or when loved
friends arc ruildessly torn from us, :and
wrapped in the mows shroud, and laid in
totthl, thi-ti who has nut felt the
imluence of a c,barm, which, like an angels
N‘ing, will subdue the boisterous grief, and
give that resignation and hope to the'spint
which the world in its anxious bustle-and
turmoil never did, nor ever call bestow 2
• Again, when separation occurs, and those
apouud to. whom the heart clings with loud
and enduring affection are removed front
our- view, when months-and years will int
puse upon us an absence, the thought of
which will. cause the affections to repine
and the heart to murmur, when we conjure
up ten thousands of imaginary evils which
easy occur to or harm our dear ones, then
will this same ever:consoling sensation come
over us, and the heart will confide its treas
ure, with it thankful trust; into the keeping
of Hun who doth all thino-s well.
What these shadows are, i's beyond the
power of human knowledge to affirm ; they
are not of oink! there is nothing grovelling
or earthly in their sensations; it is as if it
it --re partial of heaven sent down to give
rchan e , upon the Almighty arm.
tiftt a v.litai struggling along, buffeting
tin :storms and cares of this dark, sorrow
ful world, lots cue of these blessed iisions of
happiness come stealing o'er my wearied
soul, lifting from it the burden, and filling
the mind with joy and heavenly pence: and
again it seems like a visible presence with
which my mind might hold aetind columnn
ion., and rejoices in the society of a kindred
spirit. Such blessed realities of happiness
are to one like a bright oasis in the desert of
life, to which the soul reverts back as to a
why-mark in his journey ; and they are the
more delightful; that they etude upon us so
unexpectedly and insensibly ; when toiling_
. with the crosses and luses which are ever
tbe accompaniments of mortal existence,
how refreshing are the bright visions which
silently bear us away lb the far-off land mid
gite us a foretaste of heavenly bliss.
Then we can joyfully struggle on with
dipensations . of sorrow and grief, and even
kiss the chastening hand. NVe can resign
loved ones to the. mansions of death, assured
that they sleep not there, hut are beatified
a; gels in the presence of the great Eternal.
We eau smile when we bid farewell to loved
n.. ones, and see them go forth with en un
troubled eye, fully assured that we shall
meet, again ; if not on earth, surely we shall
meet .111 heaven.
And may not those visions=these sweet
enjoyments of happiness—be the inter
change of thoughts with the spirits of the
blest 1 It is so spiritual, so devoid of all
selfishness, that it cannot be otherwise. if
friends We love on earth are taken from our
view, why may they not be permitted to emu
flirt and Oteer us along the dark pathway •
which we are doomed to travel in sadness
nbd tears? St. Paul says "arc they notall
Ministering spirits?" Each heart replies,
id fervent, truthful belief, They are su ! we
feel it—it is \nu intuitive belief; an inborn
principle; and•dear is it to each bereaved
and sorrowing heart. With this cheering
hope of constant, present communion, we
could each one loyfully look forward to the
time when we tab should lay aside our cum
beiing bodies of mortality, and mount, free
;Ind - difomhodied • spirits, into the dime
" Saints awl atureis meet,
1161'1111g communion sweet.' '
The following is the, substance of the re
marks recently delivered.. in CQngress by
01, Baker. of ;the._ twiny. They possess'
more, than
..ordinary interest, ; inasmuch as.
,they .embody the viewtiote:gallant , sohlier ;'
000. who hast been Ininklinet,withthe.unny
ler-month Pas 4 -and- who, Aluirefore speaks
from personal observation. his picture of
,• ty•
thr ,- •
.:::. .;,,, , i- .. ..7 , ,:i 1 .
e. uffertngs ,I.M.d, pl. the , courage of our
i troo s does hottOr,salike fo...his : Otni heart.
It .1 l ' he seen, ltathe,nrgus.prdwitit action
on t le part of Congress u anal .4atends that
the nay needs , .lttore men and flare money.
. I
-, Th 'farces now, pperating,ht, Mciiic t
Om ),, inclu
din - diirjoi9t , tkilcigi IVP9l‘,llail'il'rir!ut
ler P 4 f'.'4.ttef , i/i o1:Pi
.11Pstillat -,,44: /A,400
etre Live finhtio 4 tnco excludil
. t„wo regi
nitwits and one,9; OF , Or butualionf,,el .which It is' impossible,o gpeak.,iwitli„ r„tahity.-r
-i Wit.: . l sueli,nu armyonid o `ph..X alter, there -
is i vast extentrf ;territory to . i.le covered,
' muterous ,placep,,Wie,,gargisoi4o,d, and war
rio4 s - coniniunicet4ons,tt,hei knOt, up..„ All
this he contende.4 , gouldttut,.,l44mic with
an • rruy er , 1 1,00, or m,i . e.,4,,14,9Q11Ynen,
AVe-have,be satil,.obtnined LI L
Ax . l pept bat
ip ed the resapreesor wealieriialithepoW
)ted ‘ylicther!, illexice, was rio t ,stronger
s t
' eli i r, ii i i nl i rl u n g at l i l u li iti l l .c ed . l i v i:r ' e al' e la u t e lec e ' il d -
' cl 3 , : i : n eU u 3l r i e l' jel e xc a 6it p : 7::le ' 3. c. 1 ) tP(''xisilitl'illieitt(ic'i!li,tin:r:dr.Ye'slorleti Yet
' a u ": i t i l l e ig i :I ' d t ell i t i :i ' C 1 1 1 r C C e O P : 3: 1 : exte nt
ed from tlie4e, facts and oppligns, that :
tug which file had yet don Nil: l S stall
ciei t to convince, the inexicans 'that WC are
abl to conquer them. .ti - ith the exception ,
oft e blucliiide s .ln: argued thatvite hud,done ,
not ing to conquer peace. All 'fret' rentain- '
ed to he done. Ile then adverted to the fact
of,t. le President . having called [put nine or '
ten- additional regiments. kfectairated the •
rants all full anil ,in good coudititin, and I
they would amount +to about 7,004 men.—'
But he asked, when would theyket to ilex-'
ico? !low tuany;tricti wonld ;hey be_ able
to d.oncentrate aug,adrance,towlirdtthe city?
Ifelhad heard, -tlroirt,, reliable s4iirces, that
Smita Anna had nearly 2.5,001 t men, in a ,
stale or hillh diseip:ine and military ptipa- '
ratio.i. They- I ulLrr i :the elergt, the land
hold W
,:rs, the ineol tint phi ; rev lution, and
evert the Mexican wornennwere•: indling- into
i i,
mail. The advance., lie,said, i pia& at:llJ
nutst he made, this winter r tind lie added:. :
Less than silt nionths.ago 2)im sent into
th 4 field solid twenty. six re,giinents, filled
unit lai; hop e , ready- •t peri4,l wealth and
- ~o •
reAutatiou and life, not in a, defensive but
in ha invasive. w4r-, , 7 n0t for their own homes
unit- their own heartlts, but fortthe honor of
the, American name, and the tglory of the
Anal-I - can arias., Alas ! how mitay of those
ariji sleepingtheir last sleep. untthe hanks of
the ltio trrande ? . Their buiows- heaved
with high liope rr .' light was their pleasured
ludtsteps when they went to seik the foe—
hut they were nexo permited 4to ; see a bat
,ueverteast, At stern 4 - lance upon
I . ) . „it• focrnan in the o fteld."..„,, 4 „j., „.
lie said there
, i wcre the ,bones of nearly
tw) ihous.l; a d,inen, with.,,,the l)4st!,, blood, of
t'4.eo , iniry,.tarr resli4ag i cm, thil banks ( f die
Rip Grande, !vita I l Zlti akqe r 411 nu. enmity
--ta•Ver had an Opporranity toliSitrikti a bloW.
Ili. own re , ziate4t., vliieli ,set out with eight
Int)idred and IL'utty . .men,,youni, hearty and
hrave, nearly oin..liknalred . slip, !OAP() n the
hanks of that duleful,./iver, wst inure than
twi, huntlted 14R : ; i retvpetl Shadows and
skkktims. . So with other regiments. - lie
dq -not mention these things
,l 4 tlic \ray of
reproach or courPlaint; but beccause it. was a
cold-blooded croplty, if means :.,tyld prevent
it.,::to expose our c, , rallant soldieilw to such per
ils' as those he jra'd described, 0. - hett inune
dinte actionecould avoid thern, He asked
if ;it would requii.e inure, to sdjid ;out thirty
tlfoustaid men :now than twtee "fifteen at
sonic future time. - lii. asked '`,'e,tirnestly, in
the name of these 'Who had,suared and ivefe •
willing to fi'7lit,lo'eti'diliem it'd, cuniforts,;
munitions of •viir and , suppAeit ,Let them,
hti . said, be enal#edte: make tlii ads'anceliud -
to keep it, till tiny fshonld spread pur nation-• 1
alf banner on ilicf ciindet of Mt,:ce., : :1; i
' iHe here, pictured the difOcii ; l 3 r, Of,conquer-1
ing a nationof 'eight inilliOnt Of pepi4e,, and'
wlth a cliniatetiat -' fityOred . thCittveded,nnd
destroyed the, i ii.v'ailerS,,, ;lig epnfiisscd.ltita-•
s( 4f donlitful,delliereSt4ift3TexicO,,shottld
hii dettidedas.;lie . might 1)1, - ii plass :thatl
tn!rkr an ad , , eqiitte, , f'oi•ce and i:
slioald be sent, into the lieldil - full
,sapPlies' , i
Our troops i
pant for battle i....ibii6liey - 4 csi.,:t. to Ix iiin
flirced, so that
„shall bl able wisely
aid pr 0 prudently resume the advance.. lie
said that whether the war coat, thirty or one
It li leirt , tl millioti , l, he haploreii Congrers to
att.! I lie army, t'o succor the inen, to pass the
a4vanced pay, !. ad ;not now tip deliberate on
minor and ennipanitively intinlipoilant ques
tihns. This islet a brief outline of the re
ntarlis of Cal. Bqker,,which deserves to be
road by every
.AiCtribati citize,. I llis views
ppssess . deep int treat ! iminetiA importance,
slid we trust thy May exereile a ; proper in
title:ace at Washington. The triulr is, Mexico
ii fir from , c4mitiered„, ,lle has now a
litrger artny in thelield, and finder, a more .
;finable officer, 'than Sine. .ilt ! Oc'iiriinbnce-
ent of the eittutpai , n: ' She 'iii ion. in a fin.
brtter condition for decende, , 'thrta she has
been- at aiT tinie Vitritt r ir the ' an;
.. By' : this
INIC Mean that the Ipltt ' die' ere thoteegli-
I . i roused and Witite .
! , l'‘ , ~i • • .
7-rflo at te m pt; t li erdfore;' tiPcninto cid pe tide, 'or
trio nuirchlollle Olpitol •Wiihrtnill a 4 al•ii,y.
nos that nots prtidbi.'tlie'6'siittnito cif Geiferitls •
'Taylor, iVin6l Vir'titqh` 'AA' Pailet-A - 4; ''niis4.l4 'f,'
b•trtailniiss-nititti iiiiiitiiiii;s: il)Tilti f i!!iiiiien'i
aler xieit , sufrit" iiiinitbt, itirftt L iC'i'llio t illitiibd!l
rind strengiherie :4 the'qiNt.iNkt Sit' aiiii :ex.- i
- rfe rien co of eo ' 'Bike?. ''o"iiii''' iiVeTiiiiient i
tit tpt.. hes'itate . 'n , I.ok-ei," i* If* ' re- ai l con-)
(Pier i'jleliek,:ii'iiiii'fili4ot'ittlin o'lidaiibe •
ill'farther'int4 the''ilitelloqa't '''letigt! r ,qo,- .
(004 iciii, anitilyiiiiiA4ll6'd Vitt* 'i's'intiViitur
4tanitiorneaf dt4ONYeitiiiiiriiff iii isfiko - kii_
a hue the - fiel d : 7 - I '''. l' '...i' s , . l''' - • 1
... + ,..„11-.;-!,•t y !bi l l_ -1 , ,t •••,,,
;• .I; ,r: ::,•. l tertitffiliki4.4 , . ! , , : • Lr, •, t.:-. f I ...
t Jaek.Meraini % . Va* ) &tfthiltkOkh ' itiOsi l latfg-,
Thal genius we sever met"Viio... Ife—seiVed
-I,n all the earnitaikns in th t iliaritla;_wati;f
And wits' Otietivifeettlikllfd t t '''"Reaiten de'
le . 1 0 6.1hm •imd.l i Peiti 41t6. 3 'm
~ fie iMiiietit
1008.tiildirchitdreotiliti,Autites itedtl44dl
linifnaLitifithi:tnitimidigoirii Itit.P.iftillite
i , ery time that i'We Iftittkfti :11 frVittlie!e'
'lounging shoat- the Palo Alt lionse, tit ,
'4 - .
rd: (Li
iTteTml. or . 44,vCr110**Imu-rx3.
SAtli-eitiitiffnEtts imimgemokimy; ziVtNiktitt
al tiatas;c44flornOss Ix per itiaarforOlett 1 61unatiti
r.g*z5,...147gP7: ..PF:''Ff:/4 1 4444a1114 ekqh 944friLaiRts
liqer99), l l
,'YetttlY'AeertPethe•tiii,' with iit otill • 2/p..; , )14 Ihnd
@new. Cultunli,'w# l4 •tile. PiiPers POrltlit4i . ts
r(l4-. ! .1' 1 °• n
(Suedoliant 4
iiii4tAireitnlg,' chi •s • 'air
athe:r adveiti.entents , inserted; u t.rW a t taa bb
rates. '" -•• •
I A tivertis, en/e/34 sh ol 4 ll nwl , F4 . ‘ 11 4.4 11 9 alum'
baioriaseriitins utrcal
P.944—15ab g"0r , ..9104 , 5h9944gywig„wA110..,
cranes inur4hes ce•
headqintifeiSAvere . s
the SeltlerNlArtge.,:of‘r
amiable; friend ll—, and to 1.1.=7 . 1 4.4
was " 211 1.i. 11 ,all." Hes blacked boots, curried
down the horsesohot birdg,,,drilyk whisky,
did.!o,4e ;ankl. eurs,ing,(9 . i.ithe
ap TIA9i. t
first ae,q4lntAncE4
hgf ll With4.acrki;; ll ;4. B Pne' tifte x4Ri414:41,.
strqt (litArEl
,risketty : fa4etty,
• : r tpt-,11 1=1:1
, !. qprt; ~,U,I3S called (Mt?, f I WIF 91_450
C OAFfp l) ;t9gqPltl ' oui
k4 ) 4dy,,Fue ,boy,. 'PreliTiA*
Yllf4r 3 44?' AL,.' 4;.Jiminy, love, ... - 4,i.d.,ye,.4 4111, 4 1 4
la d night ,By the luks, ov yev.,9,4, X.:49 . •
`thinkin' that ye wtir caught in. tkc.„,rAiRi FFT
gever.mind, Jimmy, you and I ure one,4#
the shift - -bc.ith ov' Its disciples ov die 01imid
Father Milthetv, and cowid wather , is :put:
maxim toriveran a day. Georgy l
how's yer mother! I've kilt him,! 4N,tp
kilt him !
Jack bum into the store, with his . hands
tore his eyes, apparently in the greatest.
,onr of remorse.
What's the matter, Jack
" Oh, I've kilt my ! He 'was the
loveliestor 'em all—l nursed 'him sit:ice:he
was a babe, and now I've murdered him !1'
"Murdered who Jack ?" -
"Poor little Pathlick, the little frog wid
the speckled' coat and the white tntnnacit,l
I accidently throd on his toe and broke bin
back !"
. .
1 • Just at this moment an elongatod,spec4-
: inen.of hutuanity, as yellow as safTron t :and
us weak as that same coffee, (ivhick,semrso
weak that it couldn't run dowtt,an:incliPeil
plane,) entered the store . and inquiretl' . l744.
shot—to--shoot—thcin little
,Itirdees7-thal—waso.comin' rouin . l o tat
idniost .every word the poor ,fellow ; MfcM).o
have to, stop. and,dras.v, A long
order to• give him stre iigth:Ofticie ntvap,r i c
peat tho.stieceecinig : one butJack, - altimugh
Ids-heart was, full of sympathy fnrihe.oloic
: tcd, could not resist the opportunity.,,-
"Is it shot ye want..?" (1(n,
want, some shot, to shoot, ;hens •
,there little--"
"Oh,„ L know what ye want.. lislit.for
, them. wee bits'ov birds that come..,:hoPpin'
iabont as thick as gooseberries . mackerel
saison'?" • .
, "Well, I don't; want, nothin'
"By the posters, me boy, ye've Coma td
the rightplace. . This is the only stoor4iforle)
that they sell shot to kill thini ,snaoh
;141d its lucky I am here to...attahaellaotiqt.
I've thried and tbried :to 'eniltot, this is
• , mid of tnematy, mod of Inet4l that willlpeanthrtge
oheir,bides." -• •
lige Jack scooped up abOutlapouna z of
•11.)zie/i-s,4ot, large enough to a dbull f iAt
alonabirds not larger than sparrowyl.t
~,4ut,7 said the invalid, "J; wanted Erda
-1 tardsqvg.lsilot, . • : 11 •.1.1!
" alive," answered Jack,
ie asperity, "I till ye -these and no others
, are-the shots.
•11;onleii thin) in mustard,
slunioe, locig. life to hint savl; itsed tt!. kill
thousands and - thousands ov birds
!tin' befoor noon for his breakfast."' •' '
Jack's 'logic. had a (Teat effect bathe iigitecen
un," and he actually sold him fOur pouhds
of buck shot to be used agajnit hirdS i ittiti'ar
than chickens and not bigger than Miens !
Jack • was, a foraging party in hiMself;
money was of no use tohim;•lie hMI • pleilly
of'whidity, two old spavinel
i‘that Went tilt once about
as for ponder And sliot,'why alWay.4Aifin
ag,i4l:til get iconie how er-othai:' He'irbtild
kill a trace or taro of plover,. l and .
litianifor 'fish—then • he'd tin+ litelikittP
ifor livhiSkey nnitihition;'
' else that he • inight 'Want " •
1 ,• • •. So hd carkis,'
'ereature; - Wien '
• 'Once; While' 'on a
,shbdt,itie,!'e l it*ArtiCan ,
oittside' the fOrtifidatilihl 4 Caedtot
Phable;'Jak happened to' iiiV'eciecie j :ln
,as pointer and i‘die:re
le vale Itty. Suddenly h filigheif 11, i orgy
I of patridges—we were about , When
he shouted "hould.ord" •
"Jack you're a fool f,what did •Wij•do that
for ?" -
"Ali, sir," said Jack, with a trueqh,
"lYye • see that grave, yonder; pot ,tlitin
sorrow dirt piles, ' but 'the grave - there Avid
the muskets an bag'nets round it:
That, sir,' . is poor Ringgold's gkp?",#,. jind
these is his partridges. They . feitrahtiut
there, and seem to love his . dust.',l
n't kill one of 'em if I was stiirvitt e r'': - . .,
The lesson was simple,, but touching;
There, indeed, was the truly !martial grave
of thg gallant Ringgold, add, 1114 friends ;
"Sadly mkt - slowly duty laid-him
From,the field of his fame fresh and tor+ ; ' •
Yet they craved not a line—ntise not u
left ylm 9.t.oN* initia glo r y !",;
iquother occasion,.tool , weluitieit. a
, - -spirit : iik ? Jackt that was above all praisei;nAn
alfmer of the 'army was.on fu oiigli;
used,. possible,. to save his4=fiseihigaplarlin
rapt-we believe-it was an eternidlaridagb) ;
he ; was z very ;t :mach ‘addieted
of i tastri o f
all bisvonAmtane..l....qiii 2 .0 , J.ll Itl
One morning, after "carouseolitPwoKWlT
t 413444Nud dint ).sonici persoh-hathelit his
I . olloll4erl:straps,:fromt , his militaikr.faaatt.i.-
NutP rigly. nsiti v :t hit :I fiihn
almost distractedpiinklAut 4 be: dettiiiet /Watt,
he : again 'lad ;recourse. to -the chottlik.:. , 4bout
IP4 o ll , lle,Avns7.. tt •perfect mandiaiLm*ielidies s ,
p ort:, d:disgraced almciettliejoad rettonii)-
.;ioiliiietbad'lludir succor - himidad4tiiild
,ppt ;;.
I litave, - turned vport his - beef 6 atiiii Mare 4 ' ' "111
rill :AM iiiiiiid w,ei l e'lriud4 l 'll4o .l4 ri l it'i .v g' s ,*
the : twidlietifisiiett,liu:4 7 4, 4 iov,-: Sui t k' n .
vott4ikrstittilinal 1044104' :ii s ,Vei r i
the purest strettac At siiwt( t y 1 ' `ge l l itiiiik
*lniVitreff thVtilsWae4:UreCir 14 4
at thiamhw t iaaivos4l4,4i * tthar—, ll
11,16414 e isaid.liest,4r. 4.14,
oo tet ern
not like of ye for I like to get drunk, i -be