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Indianapolis Indiana Journal (Newspaper) - September 23, 1846, Indianapolis, Indiana Vol. Xxvindiana_f0l�os, wednesday sept. 23, 1840 published every wednesday morning by John d. Defrees at $2,00 per annul in Advance or Ai Llie end of the year. Kates 1f a nine lines or less for one insertion 50cts for three insertions for each subsequent insertion 25ct8. Of Quot a Liberal discount to tii Ose advertising by the year. Agents for this paper. Or. V. B. Palmer is authorized to receive Money on subscription and in payment for advertisements forwarded by him. His offices Are at n. W. Corner of 3d and Chesnut st., Philadelphia a Tribune buildings new York no. 20 state st., Boston and s. E. Corner of Baltimore and Calvert st., Baltimore. Messert. Mason amp Tuttle no. S3 William st., and or. George Pratt no. 164, Nassau st., now York Are also authorized agents for the same purpose. Or. R. C. Green of Cincinnati Ohio is authorized to receive Money on subscription and in payment for advertisements Forward i by him from that City. The following gentlemen will please receive and Forward for this paper. Auburn w. Park Liberty j. Yaryan Andersontown r. Williams Muncie t. To. Sample Bloomin ton l. To ionian a Marion j. Brownlee Bowling Green. J. T. Karr m.\dison, w. N. Jackson it. , r. Brown Martinsville a. S. Griggs Monticello d. M. Tilto7new Albany j. S. Davis new Castle e. Murphy Broo Ille j. H. Farquher Bloomfield s. Fellows Columbus h. B. Horn Charlestown j. Ferguson Connersville w. Smith Covington j. S. Sloan cordon w. A. Porter Crawfordsville j. Beard Centerville g. W. Julian Delphi h. Allen Danville j. S. Harvey Evansville j. N. Kirkendale 1 Ali t v. Thornton Eagle Village j. F. Daugherty Rochester a. Smith Newport w. P. Dole Noble c.h., w. C. Taylor i Point Commerce j. Allison Princeton s. Hall 1 la Mouth w. G. Poni Eroy a Peru j. M. Defrees Frankfort j. Thompson Franklin f. M. Finch fort Wayne h. A. Jones Greensburg j. T. Gibson Goshen j. H. Defrees Greencastle a. Stephenson Hartington e. Murray Kokomo t. A. Long Lebanon j. C. Hocker Logansport g. W. Blakemore Lima j. T. Hobbs Laporte d. G. Rose Tipton a. Brown. Rome j. B. Huckeby Rockville t. H. Nelson rising Sun s. Jelley Rockport j. Harvey Rushville g. Ting Ley Spencer r. C. Howe South Bend c. M. Heaton Salem r. Martin Terre haute j. H. Hager Vernon j. Vawter Vevay j. N. Martin Wabash j. D. Cassat Williamsport j. H. Buel the journal is sent free of postage to the following Post offices Viz Marion , Clermont Allisonville Germantown Cumberland new Bethel Bridgeport Augusta. Hendricks , Plainfield Bellville Stiles Ville Danville new Winchester Brownsburg Springtown North Salem. In Milton , Noblesville Royalton Straw town Cicero. Boo town much time was spent with i Ile friends and subsequently his business lick Aii to decay i rom the social party he was led to the Ball room from that to the theatre and it stay the tavern. But by a Hap y coincidence in his very first exit from the latter Ilace which shooting with his boisterous companions his Eye met the search King gaze of a Friend for whom he Lead entertained the greatest deference his voice immediately Slink to silence and he stole Home overcome with shame and conviction. The incident was useful leading him calmly to compare his course and prospects with those of other Days and a reformation ensued which continued More than a year. But where avarice or selfishness Are the motives to action no permanent Good can be effected. In proportion As his business revived fear of the cause which had injured it decreased until at length he began to smile contemptuously at the 7ii Mvi which had so Long barred him from his highest enjoyment he returned to his former course a but again reformed and thus Long continued alternately changing sometimes abstaining even for yers from intoxicating drink and then plunging in their vortex deeper after each successive Reform till in the struggle his business was ruined his credit and influence gone and himself the consummation of All wickedness a drunkard penniless Dis embed loathsome. All his natural Pride had not yet forsaken him though it proved a curse rather Titan a Blessing. He would not sign the pledge of abstinence because he considered himself As possessive of sufficient moral strength to dons Helra Frfd nor join a Temperance society because the Corn play would to til Iraq. Thus ruled by the giant impulse of an evil passion aided by a contemptible Pride he sunk As we have seen lower and lower in the grades of . It is a strange feature of human nature that a slight incident has often More elect to Rouse the mind by reviving old associations than a powerful train of present circumstances. Hence past life apr ears a dream of Sunshine whose waking is a Stormy scene that surrounds us and hence to Lough we May be surrounded by friends and admirers the transient remembrance of one being whom we formerly loved can throw a gloom Over society and make us lonely amid a crowd. Such an incident occurred in the family of which we Are speaking and what Honor and wealth and shame and the ties of affection had vainly demanded was effected by a seeming trifle. As is usual with the inebriated All that could be exchanged for Money had Long since disappeared from the House of William a. One Little article alone remained sacred. It was his own miniature and the circumstances connected with it were affecting. It had been Given to the now miserable wife sometime before marriage and when in con sequence of leaving the City on account of his health he had but faint expectation of again seeing her. The Bright Sunshine of that Lovely period still danced before him and Drunken and degraded As he was he had Long regarded that object As a Talisman too holy for his polluting touch. But rum he must have there was no Way of obtaining it but through the picture and though at first he was shocked with the sacred mount ans Munt Calvary. By the Rev. J. T. . Mount Calvary conies la get in the list of Quot sacred mountains Quot ind by its l i prism of blood and agony its moral grandeur and the intense glory that beams from its in Minuit is Wortley to Complete the immortal group. Its Mora no Man can measure for though its base is on the Earth its top is lost in the heaven of heavens. The Angels hover round the Diz Ling Summit struggling in vain to Scle its highest Point which has never yet Jeen fanned by even an immortal Wing. The divine Eye alone embraces its length and breadth Anil depth and Heig Lith. What associations Cluster around mount Calvary what mysteries hover Sherii and what Rev latins it mikes to thi it Awe struck be Homer mount Calvary at the mention of Liat name the universe thrills with a emotion and heaven trembles with a new Anthem mingle in strange yet Sweet Are on that Hill Toad so was a morning when gloom and terror crowned it and heaven itself All but god the father gazed on it in wonder if not in consternation. The strange and painful scene in the Garden had passed by and the shameful examination in the lighted chamber of the Gigli priest was Over. Insult and contempt had marked every step of the villainous proceedings till at length one wretch More impious than the rest advanced and struck Christ in the How the wlver1ne discovered the Lead a fact. I was a Young Man ten years ago and like some other Young men 1 wot of who did the same thing and returned Heivry it dipl Han they went i drilled out West. My Oraze for the time being was in the Easterly part of Michigan but i once ventured Westward As fir As Quot Wisconsin. There is swarms of suckers hoosiers buckeyes Corn crackers and , it tidally on the7 u i ii a in them parts a migratory race of by eds Olio float about from spot to Sot squatting Quot for the nonce wherever their fancy or interest May incline them and a rougher set of men will rarely be met with saving the genuine voyageurs or trappers Quot a so notorious for their Green looking individual turned up suddenly one morn Len ill which pit and exultation Quot it in Quot the Vicinity of a Backwoods mining settlement and it a con. Glor y and brightness a chord Iii to his Ovyn account he had come from a desperate time but there in search of Sun thin to do a Linsey Woolsey jacket considerably the worse for Wear a. Slung Over his shoulder his pants were made of Tow cloth a air of Coars cow hide brogans ornamented his feet and the gear which a protected ? his head might have answered an turn to sift ashes through in Brief his lout enc male looked very like the breaking up of a hard Winter la sauntered leisurely up to a knot of workmen and Faa Quot the with anger from his Side pocket a Shiigo soft Cracker he com or Shanie yet methinks As the sound of that Buffet was borne i Uii icing it Solus. On High there was a rustling of myriad wings As Angels started from their listening attitude waiting the Thunderbolt that should follow. This too passed by and also the second mockery of a trial in Pilate s Hall and the uprise Sun was flashing Down on the towers and domes of Jerusalem and the vast a population was again abroad thronging every Street. But a few took any interest in the Fate of Jesus of Nazareth yet few were filled with the bitterest hate. The victim was now in their Power Given up to their will and they commenced the bloody scene they were to enact by ski Ittis in in his face and striking his unresisting Cheek with blow after blow. To give greater Force to their insults they put a Crown on his Morni stranger said one of the hands at length. Mori in yourself Cap a which Way none in a Artic Lar Ell stranger where do you Hail from Wal-1 hails from All around the lot a Quot Roin the East Ard wul�?yes-1 reckon what news none As i knows on you re Short a Kinder Wal you la Lind Ine Long enough a chaps the conversation was suspended the Wolverine continued head made of thorns and mocked him with sarcastic words Muinch his a suit and the miners pursued their and strove with fiendish skill to irritate him into some sign biscuit finally disappeared and the stranger who of anger or complaint. After having exhausted their Ingen considerable interest in their operations had a Uitz and failing in every Endeavor they led him away to be pro ached within speaking distance again. Crucified. J Wal they do say the Bank s busted it was a Bri ight and Beautiful Day when a train out that Bank brewed the operative dropping his Spade of the Gates of Jerusalem and be an to the slope of looking about him for a land slide it r,.,o.1 United states Bank o is that All ? Why How you skeet a Feller some of pm 11 get steered was in that i Reck a Afore they re through with it again the talk ceased. The Wolverine watched the Progress of the workmen and finally Laid his jacket upon the Boone county Lepon Thornley Ville Royalton James a idea of sacrificing so dears article yet from each Suc mors couns1moos Monrovia. Ave temptation scruples grew weaker until on the Hancock , sugar Creek Charlottsville morning of our visit he went to the spot where Lay the As Philadelphia Eden. Johnson , Franklin far West. Shelby View Shelbyville Morristown on the marriage of a Friend. And thou Hast taken one to share the ills of life with thee one heart which trusting in thy love hath sworn thy Bride to be. Before the alter thou Hast stood. And holy Promise spake which naught but death can Neer resolve and none on Earth can break. And from the Home where she has spent her childhood s merry hours. Where Days and weeks so quickly went. Midst happiness and Joy a thou Hast borne her far away from All her heart holds dear. To gild thy Home with love s Bright smile thy lonely hours to cheer. A Mother s heart doth mourn her loss a Mother s voice the while Oft Calls Rich blessings from above upon her Darling Cli ild. Be Tho ii a Mother unto her. Protect her to the lost. And let the love thy bosom knows a Mother s far surpass. Another yet will mourn for her. And miss her presence there. And Oft to yonder heaven ascends for her a sister s prayer. And she hath bid them All Farewell. To dwell with thee and thine then Lay thy Best of earthly love upon that heart s pure shrine. Let not a fault of thine e re cause a Cloud upon that brow. But love her still through every change As thou Dost love her now. And when the work alone is done and All lifes troubles o or. Of May meet in that Blest land and meet to part no More. Relic of his Prosperity but it was not there. The wife had Ever Clung to it As to a child and hoping he would not demand it of her she had concealed it about her person. But she was mistaken at seeing it removed from where it had always been he immediately guessed the reason and wreck less through despair and passion he rushed before her and demanded it. A Thunderbolt could not have been More dreadful. She pled wept and conjured up All those phantoms of memory that so often bind the heart in their spell but in vain threats and personal violence caused her to deliver it. But one look at those Young Noble features and mount Calvary. The people paused a moment As the pro cession moved boisterously along the streets then making some careless remark about the Fate of fanatics passed the Low and base of both sexes turned and joined the com Pany and with jokes and laughter hurried on to the scene of excitement. Jyh How a sympathizing did nature seem _ the Vine and Fig tree shed their fragrance around the Breeze i whispered nothing but love and Tranquility while the Blue i s pose you Don t want another hand i and bending Arch above seemed Del ignited with the Beauty no and verdure the spread out Earth presented. The Birds were thought not i singing in the gardens All reckless of the Roar and Jar of the party in a Green roundabout who in great City near As Jesus passed by in the midst of the mob. Himself considerably More than a match for half a his face was colourless As Marble save where the blood trick score like the Green Una and who appeared like the Over led Down his Cheeks from the thorns that pierced his Teni Les the to him that he should pay Scot his Knees Trebb a beneath Hirn though not with fear and or the crowd and he would then show him where he could he staggered on under the heavy Timber that weighed him set up the Diggin Trade on his own account a Down till at last he fainted. Nature gave Way and he sunk i drinks All around mind i to the Earth while the Hue of death passed Over his Connie a it Artin. Jest Letch on your Prary Dew for the Hull lot i Nance. When the sudden Rush around him caused by his a the expense fall had subsided the Cross or other Cross piece which he capacious Caddy of the creature was procured and the had carried was Given to another and the procession again party had a Jolly time at the expense of the new Comer. The took up the line of March. But suddenly Over the confused he dior disposed of he asked for directions to the site where then at his and her feelings overpowered her she hid her i noise of the throng and rude shouts of the mob there came he should commence operations. I 1. ____1 _________a.___1 i ___l_l___1 1 111 a i. I a a w i i a f i i pro r cd i a f lira l a a a r face in her catered garment and faltered while sobs choked her utterance William William the night i received this you whispered let no hand take it but the hand of death Quot Quot of never Quot she added to is in conclusion Quot never could i think that he would deprive me of tii atone object. I have wept Over it and cherished it until it has become like one of a wild lament. I friends were following after whose sick Christ Lead healed whose wounded hearts he had bound no and on whose pathway of darkness he had shed the Light of heaven and now they lifted up their voices in one Long Mournful cry. He turned at the sound and listened a to j ment then murmured in Mournful accents Walt a not for Ine my own children i have shown it to them that they might but weep for yourselves your wines and your children Quot Jeru see what their father once was and shamefully and foolishly j Salem on fire suddenly Rose to his vision together with it Well stranger said the knowing one with a Side Wink to his men begin any liar try under the old tree yonder the big Shady tree across the lot there yes thank be. It looks like a right smart spot. Iio e you la have a pretty Good time of it added the overseer and the parties separated. The Wolverine went at it in right Good Earnest with i have Long hoped that i might see him As a Man what he famine struck and bloated population staggering and dying borrowed pick and Long before As Luck would have was when in youth but this morning has torn from me the a around the empty Market places the heaps of the dead that 0 Strucka Lead having satisfied himself in reference last Hope that was left for this desolate Home. Loaded the air with pestilence and All the horror and woe and to the location he covered up his tracks and returned to the she Sank upon a chair with exertion the daughter left the j carnage of that last dream Lenl siege and forgetful of his own mine. From the daily Sun. The sketch of tic Souh or Temperance. By Daniel Strock or. In taking a ramble lately through tie lower part of our room and my Little companion screamed in terror at the scene he could scarcely understand. A painful silence ensued. Suddenly the door opened and to our utter dismay the husband and father entered. Ragged and miserable he was but a glance at his face convinced us Liat he had not been drinking and Hope for himself and his family Diss rated the first emotion of terror when near the Middle of the room he paused turned round and immediately recognized us and before we had time to Rise or even speak had seized our hand with frantic Energy and exclaimed a Quot sir. You have known me hitherto As a brutal wretch you have plead with me and reasoned in vain. But this Happy Day has burst the bands of my slavery and to night Enrols my name As a candidate for the sons of Temperance. See their Constitution Quot and he Drew one from his Quot i have read it again and again they Are a Noble band and in a week i will be one of he could say no More for his wife rushed to his arms and the daughter who had heard his exclamation hurried wildly into the room. We rejoiced As one of the family for it was one of those events for which every Temperance Man however humbled has by his influence contributed a portion. Quot Mary Quot he suddenly exclaimed drawing something from his pocket Quot take this. I have brought it Home and i no hand deprive you of it but the hand of a on leaving that morning a hurriedly suffering he , a a weep not for me but for yourselves and your children at length the procession reached the Hill top and Christ by Cap a you re rather hard on a poor Feller he ? what Luck stranger Luck you said Wal Don t know wot you Call was Laid upon the ground and his arms stretched along the been a sweating Over liar about ten hours a Hull Day Timber he had carried with the Palms upturned and through Ost smack and not a red cent made yet Thern spikes driven fastening them to the Wood. Methinks j of try gainsaid the Sharp in you la do t 1----- .1--.u., a .1--1. I _ i Wal my Kif cry n n it Lia tiny a Vine c Tia Virnar n i Bear the strokes of the Hammer As it sends the Iron with blow after blow through the quivering tendons and behold the painful Workings of that agony wrung brow and the convulsive heaving and swelling of Quot that blessed bosom which seemed striving to rend above the imprisoned heart at length he is lifted from the ground his weight dragging on the spikes through his hands and the Cross piece inserted into the Mortice of the upright Timber and a heavy Iron crushed through his feet fastening them to the main Post and he is left to die. Why speak of his agony of his words of Comfort to the dying thief of the multitude around him or of the disgrace of that death. Not even to look on Wal May be so and May be not. Whar s the owner o that Are Patch i own this land All about May be you would t like to sell that Are lot but i should though wot la you take for that lot of you May have it at government Price there s eighty acres til take that lot or. Wot you Call pm you will yes. Mister and Yere s yer Putty As our Wolverine pronounced this last sentence he Drew proceeded towards the tavern but his feelings were so acute that although no stranger to evil actions the performance of City we paused at a Little Hovel into which we had several the present one required the whole exertion of his bad pastimes accompanied a Friend. It was the residence of an in Sions and although his will had acquiesced yet the reaction fortunate being whom All Effort to reclaim from the habit of intemperance had hitherto been unavailing. Formerly in extensive business he had occupied an influential position in society and even when rum had reduced him to poverty the Pride imbibed in his former condition of conscience aided by the last scene at Home almost maddened him. He reached the tavern door but the giant spell of a Power hitherto unfelt Drew him from the three times he vainly attempted to enter until at last with a desperate plunge he leaped upon the floor and from that Pence he regarded Temperance societies As assemblies of the to the bar where he demanded his usual morning draught. Low and vulgar portion of the Community and considered it insulting to be requested to join them and thus fortified by a contemptible Pride his evil habit resisted All the entreaties of friends the advantages of business or the tears of his Quot family. As we stood deliberating whether or not to enter a sound Quot have you the a tiny Quot sneering by enquired the bar keeper. He made no reply. Quot then As we Don t want drunkards Here you can go a bout your a with a Strong Effort plunged his hand into his ,. J. A. Pocket and producing the miniature glittering with Gold of lamentation issued from the apartment which growing jewels a ked its value More audible we could distinctly recognize As uie voice of a a a a a supplication frequently it erupted by the overflowing of j a a Ope of such bargain and with the sorrow. It was the wife and daughter of the drunkard Bent a critical Savity Peculiar to his brotherhood he handed m bitter agony before the throne of god and although we a be now full Glass could define no words we Well knew the Burden of their go Ujj settlement Quot never Quot shouted a that pallid face and flowing blood could one get any Concep Forth a ragged Bandana in one Corner of which was stowed Tion of the suffering of the victim. The gloom and terror away a goodly quantum of the shiners the Hundred that began to gather round the so As every Aid human and dollars were soon told out the parties immediately repaired divine withdrew itself and it stood alone in the deserted to tie land of acc where Squire p. Made the deed of trans darkened universe and shuddered was All unseen by mortal Fer and the document was placed in the stranger s hands Eye. Yet even in this dreadful hour his benevolent heart did j on his Way Back he passed a crowd of the miners who not forget its friends. Looking Down from the Cross he saw done laughing and shortly afterwards he was out of sight the Mother that bore him gazing in tears upon his face and next morning Bright and Early the Wolverine was at work with a feeble and tremulous voice he turned to John who under that tree with two assistants and by noontime a very had so often lain in his bosom and said Quot son behold thy showy vein of Ore had come to Light within a few feet of the then turning to his Mother he said behold thy a ground s surface. The stranger laughed then a the miners his business with earthly things was now Over and j grinned and the Lucky buyer disappeared again he summoned his energies to meet the last most terrible blow i Olin weeks afterwards a countryman in Plain Home Jun before which nature itself was to give Way. He had hitherto a a com paused by a gentleman in Black visited the spot endured All without a complaint the mocking the spitting i and they too went to Squire a s office. Another upon the Cross the nails and the agony but now came a Transfer was made and the awkward Wolverine of the Tat woe that broke his heart. His father so his own father s frown tired breeches and torn hat left his Purchase in other hands began to Darken upon him. Of who can Tell the anguish of Quot a Quot a Quot a of fice thousand dollars in his pocket that Loving trusting abandoned heart at the sight. It was the last i saw of the rough stranger he was enquiring too much and there arose a cry so piercing and Kirill and of the overseer m the Green roundabout whether he had wild that the universe shivered by fore it and As tie cry Quot my. For Sale any More left of the same g. P. B. God my god Why Hast thou forsaken me Quot fell on the ears 1 Philadelphia july 2 1846. Yankee Blade. Quot i know too Well the value of this picture for it Ever to Grace your Stop Stop Quot cried the disappointed but a rushed petition nor could refrain from mingling our own Earnest prayer that it might be answered. A Good intention will excuse seemingly awkward actions and after much hesitancy we knocked at the door. To our satisfaction we were re copied and cordially welcomed it out for a Long time it occurred to Hini that by taking the were useless to add another to the Many descriptions of the a a a a it re to a Weller whom he had known from a boy abode of tie drunkard s family the abode of desolation. Obtain for it something like its real value. He in loathsome Ness and sorrow but we were shocked with a hastened to the place like himself this i divid Appe Ance of the inmates consisting of the Mother her drunkard but on entering he was astonished daughter apparently about Nineteen years of and a son of regularity which reigned around five. Tamed by fear and hunger the Little fellow approached a is Friend was in conversation with two gentlemen but at Tri incl Onilia tool a re Rooh Fri Fri hit i a i ii ii the Entrance of a he arose and slightly nodded. And Laid his face on our breast while tears coursed Down his Cheeks. His sister was the personification of famine. Her j Cheeks were yellow and sunken her eyes hollow and her every limb like that of a Skeleton the Fine elastic step and i upright gait of youth were gone and she appeared As though unable to sustain her tottering Frame. Yet even amid this wreck of youth the pensive loveliness of her countenance her smooth dark hair and her open brow testified to the Beauty which had once made her an object of deep and affectionate regard a and once when she raised her Eye we with evident shame and embarrassment he approached the counter and exclaimed Quot i have come sir on a strange Quot a what is it Quot Quot can you Tell me the value of this likeness Quot Quot you wish to sell it Quot Quot i Quot then i cannot buy it because a i fear that As of astonished mortals and filled heaven with alarm the Earth gave a groan As if she too was about to expire the Sun died in the heavens an earthquake thundered on to Complete the dismay and the dead could no longer sleep but burst their ghastly Cere ments and came Forth to look upon the scene. A crack Steamboat anecdote. The propensity of Many people in the West and South West to bring into circulation words of recent local coinage a most of them of not the most Graceful texture is on the that was the gloomiest wave that Ever broke Over increase and ought to be checked. Words and expressions. The soul of the Saviour and he fell before it. Christ was dead and to All human appearance the world was an orphan. How heaven regarded this disaster and the universe Felt unmeaning and vulgar that would Blush to acknowledge their origin Are now very common in the intelligent circles n the Southy Fosty find Timeir Way frequently into the press the death of major Brown. Camargo mex Ico aug. 18, 1816. Editors of the Vic Yunc i do not recollect having seen and detailed account of the wounding of major Brown at the Bombini dment of the fort which now bears his name. I was very much interested the other evening while listening to a description of the sad scene Given by a gentleman who was an Eye witness and whose statement can be relied on As perfectly Correct. On the morning of the Goth of May the fourth Day of the bombardment about Day break the Gallant commander of the fort took advantage of a Short cessation of the enemy s fire to get a Little rest having been constantly on the watch the night before. He remained in his tent about an hour when he left it and visited the bastion commanded by capt. Miles. Here he found several Young officers collected who were conversing and Jock Early remarking on the Novelty of their position having never before heard an enemy s Cannon. The major joined in the conversation but in a Short time left them saying As he turned away Quot Young gentlemen i Hope you May live to fight Many Battles and As i Jinow you All i Hope Yon May have an Opportunity to do yourselves he left this bastion to visit capt. Lowd and gave that officer orders to fire a certain number of guns at certain intervals and to produce As great an effect As possible. This was done for a purpose then Only known to himself. A few hours afterwards As the major was again going around the fort accompanied by his adjutant Lieut. Page a Gallant and very efficient Young officer now adjutant of the 7th infantry he informed him that the guns which he had ordered capt. Lowd to fire was Tho signal agreed upon Between Gen. Taylor and himself to inform the general that he was closely besieged. He had scarcely finished the sentence when they heard the report of a Morter. At this instant they were passing Between the traverse which runs across the fort and the Magazine. They knew not from what direction the Shell was coming but both of them fell Down to avoid it. Maj. Brown reclined against the traverse and adjutant Page against the Magazine. They were within about eight feet of each other. As the major was in the act of lying Down his leg was for an instant brought in the same i position As if he had been sitting in a chair or Bent nearly to a right Angle the foot resting on the ground. Page was looking at him at that instant and saw the Shell strike him in its decent. It hit him on the knee and crushed the whole leg downward to the foot tearing his Boot to i pieces. The blow threw him partly Over and resting on his hands and one foot and turning Pale from the intensity of the pain he exclaimed god Quot which As far As i have heard was the Only exclamation of that nature which the Brave Man made from his fall until his death. The instant Young Pago saw that his commanding officer was wounded he sprang to his feet and looked for men to assist in taking him to the Hospital. Quartermaster sergeant Henry was close by and was at the adjutant Side in an instant and almost every Man in sight some ten or twelve in number rushed up immediately. The surgeon was immediately sent for and the major was instantly conveyed to the Hospital tent. As soon As Raisel from the ground he grasped his leg just above the knee with both hands and held it firmly compressed until the to Arnif Guettes were put on. By this time he was Verj faint. Numbers of his men were gathered around to learn the Fate of their beloved commander and seeing them he said Quot go to your work men i am but one among the officers and men under major Brown were warmly attached to him and they never alluded to his name without an expression of deep regret at his fall. In a conversation with adjutant Page last evening i referred to the death of his commander. He corroborated the foregoing statement and in conclusion made the following impressive remarks Quot i remained with him As Long As my duty would permit and left his Side with deep and heart Felt sorrow that the service of my country had lost in its defence a spirit so Noble a a Man who in his most intense agony thought Only of the proud Trust confided to him by his commanding when i asked after being informed that his life could not be saved if he had any request to make to his friends any arrangements to make before his death he very quietly answered Quot no my friends i have made my i should have stated that when Lieut. Page and the men sprang to the Side of maj. Brown the Shell that had hit him was lying in their midst. They never Stop to see whether it burst or not. Had it exploded it would have killed nearly All of them. Fortunately the fuse after burning awhile failed to ignite the contents of the Shell and the Noble Fellows were saved. No. 28 thought we perceived in its sudden Flash the Index of a min soon As you will have received the Money you will Exchange groaning for an Opportunity to soar from the accumulations it for liquor. But i can do you a much greater which were crushing it to that position for which it had been created. Her history with which we were partially acquainted. What is it Quot persuade you to join the sons of Temperance. I know that likeness. We started in life together we became caused us to gaze upon her with the deepest emotion n. The drunkards miserable outcasts together but i received an shameful conduct of the father had entailed shame and of invitation to join tie order i accepted and it has made me Fli Tiou upon his child and the one whom she had Long and Quot an ardently loved rejected her with the cruel reflection that she i they Are a secret was a drunkard s Daguer. That expression sunk at once i a a Quot if you were to build a House would you invite the into her soul and she withdrew from society to drag out robber to examine every door and lock and stairway and her existence in hopeless misery. Inlet until they became so familiar that he could find his the pause which ensued at our meeting did not Long con j Way through them in the darkest night Quot Tine. The Mother s mind seemed to be Labouring under an i i would not. But what has that to do with the sons amount of grief too great to be contained and amid Many of temp France interruptions she confided to me her tale of sorrow. It was Quot the order possesses just enough secrecy to guard it Ming Letl with the remorse of being in part its instruments from the spy and the impostor. It is a moral edifice pos for on the night which made her a Bride she filled the first Sessing a perfect right to conceal every item of its plan from Glass of wine offered to her husband. The robber who might otherwise enter Asho has in common Quot of sir Quot she exclaimed Quot the memory of this haunts societies and overturn or derange every thing fair and Lovely me by Day and by night. He was then All that youth and Here the Mechanic the scholar the gentleman the Rich health and Hope could make him admired by friends and and the Learned meet in one great brotherhood our badge is courted even by the envious. How Little did i think that Benevolence. At the sight i cannot Tell. I know not but tears fell like under the favor of popular writers of Bear Hunt stories and rain drops from angelic eyes when they saw Christ spit upon other such Quot stirring Quot histories and Are not detained even and struck. I know not but there was silence on High for from the ears of the most polite female society. We have More than Quot half an hour Quot when the scene of the crucifixion heal of one or two instances where this new manufacture was transpiring a silence unbroken save by the solitary of language has been visited by a Tariff that amounted Al sound of some Harp string on which unconsciously fell the. Most to prohibition Quot and we Trust Liat the manufactory agitated Trumbl no fingers of a seraph. I know not but All Niay i abolished altogether As if there is any conceivable the Radiant ranks on High and even Gabriel himself turned thing of which we already have an abundance in this coun with the de est solicitude to the father s face to see if he try it is words corf a. Here is one of those cases was Calm and untroubled amid it All. I know not but his Quot a lady who in company with some relatives had made composed brow and Serene majesty were All that restrained ready for a trip West looked out of her Carriage at the Nat heaven from one Universal shriek of horror when they heard Ches Landing the other Day before stepping out to go on groans on Calvary i Yin groans. I know not but they Board a Fine boat there at the time on its Way up and in thought god had Quot Given Iii glory to another Quot but one thing quire of a male relative if he was sure that was a perfectly i do know that when they saw through the vast design Safe boat. Comprehended the stupendous scheme the Hills of god Shook Quot that a Safe boat Madam Quot answered a person unknown to a shout that never before rung Over their Bright tops and to the lady who happened to be the Captain of the the Chrystal sea trembled to a song that had never before Quot that is one of the crack boats on the stirred its Bright Depths and Tho Quot glory to god in the the lady fell Back into her seat in the Carriage highly highest Quot was a Quot sevenfold chorus of hallelujah and Harp indignant that she should have been advised to travel in such ing a to it yet none of the heavenly cadences reached the Earth and Quot shall i Sec you to the boat Quot enquired her husband who All was sad dark and despairing Bround mount the excitement which the slow murder had created vanished. With none to resist and none to be slain a change came Over the feelings of the multitude and they began one by one to return to the sudden darkness also that wrapped thrilling incident. The following singular incident so suited to awaken All the feelings of a Mother s heart is copied from a scottish paper a Mother having left her child an infant of two years of age to play about the door till she attended some household duties went when she was disengaged to look for her charge. The Urchin could hardly crawl and she expected to find him at the door Cheek. There however it was not and the Mother in considerable alarm called on several neighbors to inquire if they had seen her one had seen it and a considerable time had now elapsed in making inquiries the anxiety and fears of the poor woman became proportionally augmented. Parents can Only judge of her feelings when no Trace of her child could be neighbors kindly assisted in making strict inquisition in every Well Pigsty he Roost or out of the Way Corner for the wandered wean a he was however no where to be found and it was resolved that the Bell should be sent through the town. In the meantime the Mother in a state bordering on distraction went into her own House to rummage every Hole and Bunker Bead and cupboard. While thus employed one of her sympathising friends happened to cast her eyes on the Gable of a Heig Boring House Ane there with Surprise and horror discovered the lost child perched on a ladder within a few Steps of its top apparently delighted with its state of exaltation. A lady endeavoured to induce the ambitious mite to come Down but not it Shook its head and sat fast. She then tried to get up the lad,1er, but half Way up her head grew dizzy and she was obliged to descend without accomplishing her object. The Mother was informed by this time that the child was found but her feelings May be More easily Felt than described when she saw its danger. The ladder was Long enough to reach the eaves of the three Story House and within four Steps of the top of it was the child holding firmly by one of the bars and looking quite complacently on the faces below. With trembling Steps the Mother cautiously ascended the ladder but when within Arm s length of the infant As if to mock the agony of the Parent he clambered up the remaining Steps and straddling across the Topmost bar held out his Little hands and smiled As if proud of his daring feat. The Motl or at last folded the object of her fears and affections to her bosom and descended with her precious Burden in safety shedding tears of gratitude and breathing a heart Felt prayer to that Providence which had so preserved her child. From the new Orleans Picayune. A runaway apprentice. A Stout red faced Man with a very shiny and Glossy Pate with crispy buried locks sprinkled with Gray around Tho Edge making the Bald place More apparent and noticeable into the recorder s office yesterday conducting an individual Many years his Junior. It cannot be said that lie was leading him for he had evidently been compelled to resort to coercive measures As his right hand firmly grasped the Collar of a Brown Linen sack coat covering the upper portion of his companion s person by which he was compelling him to Advance no Lens Miens. The lady for it is useless to conceal the fact that the companion of the old gentleman was a lady was a remarkably interesting youth. He was not built exactly on the Appollo principle for his Knees had a decided inward tendency his Nan keen pantaloons were a Little Short but his shirt Collar made up by its extreme size for any efficiency in the Nan keens his Sandy hair was Cut very close to his head that it seemed a matter of extreme doubt whether it would Ever attain any considerable length. The old gentleman sat his companion forcibly Down upon a Bench arranged his own voluminous sack coat and wiped his face with a Brown silk handkerchief. Quot May it j your Honor if your Honor s at Leizure Quot commenced the Stout gentleman Quot i be got a Werry Aggra Wated Case Ere i might say a hard Case Only i won t be vulgar. That Ere lad sir is a refectory Prentice of mine sir and i wants to ave him dealt with Tho utmost wig or of the Law Quot a Quot exclaimed the recorder Quot you Are a licensed Victualler i Quot Quot a Witler sir Quot ejaculated the Stout complainant with a reproachful smile Quot a Witler does i look like a Witler sir Quot and Here the complainant displayed the folds of an enormous ruffle that had been partially concealed by being tucked under his Waistcoat. The recorder intimated that he was not familiar enough with the external appearance of Victualler to judge As he had never seen them except in their place of business when they generally had on White aprons and were in their shirt sleeves but he had from the remark of the complainant that the lad was Quot his re rectory apprentice Quot that he kept a restaurant. Quot no sir Quot said the Stout one tucking away his ruffle again Quot i am not a Witler and Hope x Doorn t resemble Quot you looks More like a Green Turk to Quot said the boy. The old gentleman n extended his right hand towards the free spoken youth and looked at the recorder As much As to say Quot observe what a wiper i be been a carrying in my Quot i m a tradesman sir in the dry goods line my name is Jenkins euphonious Quot and what complaint have you to urge against the lad or. Jenkins Quot Quot would you be Good enough to cast your Eye upon that interesting youth Quot the recorder did As he was desired. Quot you would Little imagine sir from the hypocritical tears As is ape Rient on his countenance indicating a repentant Sperrin that the Malignity of a Rattlesnake and the deceptive qualities of a Chameleon is concealed under his shirt. I Doos it Suji pose you would sir and it s no discredit to you if you Don t. Nobody would the speaker Here appeared to be much overpowered by his feelings and again produced the Brown silk handkerchief and wiped his eyes and while his hand was in extended it to his Large and flattened nasal Organ which he blew vigorously. Quot but the complaint Quot suggested the recorder perfectly unmoved. Quot i be been a father to that lady Quot Quot yes Quot interrupted the subject of the complaint Quot you be been a Rani father Haven t you Quot Quot Doos your Honor hear him Quot asked the complainant. Quot no sir i claims nothing of the the sort although i be bestowed As much affection on you As a great great grand father infant Crocodile that you Quot what has the boy done Quot said the recorder. Quot everything that was bad sir and wound up All by run Iii away from my bed and Board three Days ago contrary to the terms of his Quot that s a fact part on it. I did run away from your Hoard for i aint had nothing else to sleep on since i Fust was bound to you an i aint a Goin to stand it no longer Quot said the boy jerking his head a great Many times by Way of emphasis. Quot does he not treat you Well Quot inquired the recorder. Quot i should t say he did Quot returned the boy. Quot a boy can t live on hard filed Rice All the time or dry bread nuther. We had the same Rice Pudden on the table for four Days hand run Ninan every Day it was filed Over an Arter the Fust Day they did it take the trouble to Cut it Coz they know d it was it no use might just As Well try to Cut a Pavin Stone with a Penknife. There d been a big chunk Cut out the Fust Day and the boys All know d it was the same Pudden by that and refused it Coz they could it make no impression on it an so we had to eat dry bread and drink water. It May do very Well in England but it Don t do this Side o the Fence no Quot sir Quot said the Stout gentleman getting very red in Tho face Quot my bosom sir Quot a and Here he thrust his right hand under his Waistcoat Quot has always been filled with the milk of human kindness but the conduct of that Ere boy is enough sir to stiffen it into a Complete Blue Monge. He was treated like a son sir but Tore himself away from the parental a yes an you be Tore my coat a trying to get me Back Quot chimed the boy. Quot sir Quot continued or. Jenkins Quot i be been As tender of that youth As John Tyler is of his last born or Queen Victory is of the infant Wales. You la excuse me Goin Over the water for a comparison but i can t help thinking of ome Sweet ome As the old song As is it no matter of truth in anything he s been a tellin sir. He lives off the Werry fat of the Lamb Quot Quot yes when the Muton s tainted so you can t eat it Quot interrupted Tho apprentice. The recorder Here suggested that As there was a Mutual dislike Between the parties it would perhaps be better for both to cancel the indentures. The Stout gentleman after marching across the floor times with his double Chin buried behind the folds of his White Cravat one hand thrust into his bosom and the other placed behind his Back holding up tie skirts of his coat finally raised his head and a Aid that As the Quot Ichneumon of an apprentice was determined to become an incorrigible Vagabond he would adopt the suggestion of his both parties then left the court the boy in great glee , with an Infinity of jerks of the head Quot it Ain t no sort o use to try to come any furring games Over a Merican had concluded a bargain with the Captain for the passage of the party. Quot to that boat sir 1 to a cracked boat i am am astonished Quot and turning to the Driver that one act would be the origin of this misery would de now reclaimed Many of my acquaintances Are reformed drive him of All his honors All his happiness and that when and thousands and tens of thousands Are pressing on to join would implore him with bitter weeping to Reform it would this fraternity of love. They Are the honorable of the land Rise in shame and despair to choke the utterance of my and wherever one is seen his friends Point to hit with Pride and exclaim behold a son of Temperance Quot his downward course had been gradual. Gay company h Quot Here is a Constitution Quot said one of the gentlemen we the ruin of the Young husband had operated so powerfully have before noticed Quot you can read it for upon him that to gratify his passion for it he would fre with a throb of Hope a Robert drive me Home instantly. A cracked boat indeed Quot the heavens and the throb of the earthquake which made in a twinkling she was on her Way Home those three crosses reel to and fro like Cedars in a tempest. The husband and the others of Tho party were lost in As had sobered their feelings and All but the soldiery were glad Tonish ment. But it was of no use to dwell farther. The to be away from a scene that had ended with such supernal leading spirit of the party was retracing her journey and ural exhibitions. Gradually the noise and confusion around the others had no alternative but to follow her. The Hill top receded Down the slopes the shades of evening the Captain of the boat wished to know whether or not began to creep Over Tho landscape throwing into still More the lady was crazy but her husband who by this Lime had ghastly Relief those three White corpses stretched on High and caught a glimpse of the cause of his wife s dismay turned streaked with blood and All was Over. No not now for upon him with indignation the sepulchre was yet to open and the slain Christ was to Quot hark be Captain the lady is neither crazy nor cracked mount the heaven of heavens in his glorious ascension. But i advise Yogi if you want to get respectable persons to i will not speak of the moral grandeur of the atonement travel on your boat hereafter to speak intelligible language of the redemption purchased by the agony and death on Cal to them. Quot Good Day vary for they Are familiar to All. Still they Constinee the the Captain Felt sore in losing a profitable party of Passen greatness and value of the whole. It is the atonement that Gers. He made for his boat to i it prepare forthwith to i was once like yourself but am makes Moi int Calvary chief among the Quot sacred mountains Quot As he put his foot on deck he heard one of his hands telling gives it such Alt dude that no mortal Eye can scan ils top another to Quot crack r Bear the full Eft fulgence of ils glory. Paul called 011 his pression inv oui a ack the Captain started at the expression involuntarily kicked the Man Down and before he Young to summon their strongest energies and Bend had fairly recovered from his revery stammered out As the their highest efforts to comprehend the Quot length and breadth Man stared at him Quot if you use that word on my boat again i and depth and height Quot of this stupendous theme Quot a length sir i la crack a a whack you. Ring the Bell mr.-, j which reaches from everlasting to everlasting a breadth Attiat we re of a Jon. Intel. Encompasses every intelligence and every interest a depth How to annoy your a piano and let your daughter thump on it from morning till night. Occasionally keep her at it till eleven or twelve o clock at night to let your friends know what she is capable of. Well warrant they will keep awake to hear. Keep half a dozen starved cats. Watch your neighbors porch door and the moment it is Tjien and no one is looking say s cat to your four footers and let them Fly. Give your boy particular instructions that when Ever he can see an Opportunity unobserved to open your neighbor s Gate and let in your cow. It would be Well to keep him from meeting on sunday for this purpose for then the House will most Likely be unoccupied. Confine your dog in your barn where he can bark All night and frighten robbers punch him every Day so As to make him irritable and Savage then the Little children will not dare to approach your premises. If none of the above rules prove effectual j of May know your neighbor to be a peace Man and non resistant and you can do what you please with him and his and he will not resent Tribune. n. Y. Morning news relates an anecdote of president Jackson and the late Rev. Or. Kinney once a lieutenant governor of Illinois which contains a just rebuke to All clerical office seekers. It is As follows Quot or. Kinney had come on to to ask for an office. Admitted to an interview with the chief magistrate the reverend applicant get Forth his pretentious in Vived colors his services in the democratic ranks were All enumerated and redoubled exertions for the future in the Good cause were promised. A Hen he had concluded the venerated chief regarding him with a mild but solemn air said or. Kinney you Are i believe a minister of the gospel is it not so Quot i am your excellency was the reply. Then sir rejoined the president you already hold a higher office than any i can give you and if Yon fulfil its duties As you ought you will have no Leisure to attend to minor matters Quot sat Down to its perusal. The j which reaches the lowest of human degradation and misery among the passengers in the Britannia Are s. Lover esq., Quentlyn spend the entire night after the fatigues of business result is known and he now lives to cheer his renovated a height that throws floods of glory on the throne and Crown the celebrated novelist and s. Cunard esq., the projector in dissipation and revelry. Even in the counting House family and to bless the Quot sons of of of the Cunard line of steamers. One of the papers recounts an anecdote which i perhaps illustrates As clearly As any thing could do it the amount of intelligence exercised in some parts of the country by voters who decide great questions at the polls. Quot How does your county go this year Quot asked a zealous politician of a Berks county Man. Quot veil i can t Tell much Quot replied the honest dutchman Quot de Man what tells As How to vote has not been . Y con. End. From the new York Sun of August 28. The California expedition. From inquiries which we hear on All sides there appears to be no Little anxiety among the people to understand the meaning of this expedition and the views of the government in reference to it. All that can be Learned about it is that Secretary March wrote a queer and somewhat mysterious letter to col. Stevenson that a regiment of men has been raised fed and clothed at the expense of the government that this regiment is quartered on governor s Island and that sundry fat jobs and Good speculations have been made by one or two favorite tailor Sand shopkeepers in equipping the same. Perhaps this is All Well enough As things go Ina Smuch As the Money is to come out of the Public . But the important question and the one which ought to be answered is what is the government going to do with this regiment ? for what purpose has it been raised and clothed the general understanding is that at some future Day it is to be shipped and sent by water around Cape torn to California. The next question is what is it going there for ? surely not to take any part in the War with Mexico for we Are told that we Are on the Point of having a peace with that country. And if this were not so if the War is to be fought out this regiment might be got into action much quicker than by taking a six months voyage around South America. They cannot expect to reach California before next Spring by which time the War will be finished beyond All question if the government does its duty. Would the Powers at Washington like to admit that they have any expectation of not bringing the War to a close before that time and that there is a Prospect of its dragging through another summer ? we do not believe that such an admission would be very patiently received by the people of this country or that the administration would be willing to make it. What then do they propose to do with this regiment ? Are they going to Send u Colony of settlers to California under pay in clothes bought by the government and in ships hired by the government ? in other words is this a grand speculation got up at the Public for private Benefit ? if such is the object it would seem to be very Little in accordance with the rigid principles of Economy and constitutional Law Laid Down in the veto of the River and Harbor Bill in reference to appropriations of the Public moneys. We make not the slightest imputation against any of the worthy men enlisted in this Enterprise but we deem it due to the people who Are to pay for it to give them some Light us to what it All Means. If the government is about to engage in hiring men and ships for the purpose of establishing colonies in Distant countries we should like to know in what article and Section of the Constitution the authority for entering into this new Branch of business is found. He who in trials knows How to Lely on Liin Iselt Quot a ill have a Friend who will never abandon him

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