.v 4 5 i .. r .
3Juni-iiT-i riottA? per annum
AJve'rtiwtnents llrtfd nt $ P"Nw
f crii(4 preach jbfqenj insertion'. "
for t!e first.
H''fVm thi National Intfllinr.
r a f R A R D M E Nil 0 I TO RT BROWX.
'e h&rerbeenj larorca uy mi ymaer oi iue
ulwincd communication, nar-
U'llll : ill
. ...iminc-den's which declared di
jhapJipciJi (f F6rfBf ovri,on'the Rit G rande.
,rjMnl hrayeraifid gallant achievements
Vicb (4i'i'nu'1 hau'! f b( 8th and
9ih of M J. c6riin'an the warmest admiration;
footi on tt" aides by a vigorous, inces
"sU Jahfl-coiitiUKfd attack, as Fo t Brown
. (her 1 110 ctcrjt jm our military tnnals in
v.li it armcars o us, a un-ncr uegree oi mil-
; 1 '. J , : ! ' i '-. s ! i " , i . . i l , ,' j i . . iii i 1 1 i 1
BRUNER & JAMES,!
Editors $ proprietors
! Hitlers. Da this, aito Liberty
m -'i- i i rr r '
' f ren i. riarrma.
. ,: ', NEW SERIES, ;, ; . ..
NUMBER 21, QR VOLUME III.
m.in is at iiig po&!, I will go to the !cfi.".Lowd a
haliiery needed rio order ; it was afrejtdyjnann.
edr and each piejee directed by an:bffiter,Capt;
Matns field, our ellgineer, having volunteered to
aina the fiiurth piece. At ihis time i was bb.
8Pjrvod that the fU? had been overlooked and
not yet raised, when Lieut. Van'Dorn volun
-rV tikili ad resourcH courage and ei
u(ef (be tnotit trying cjrcumslancej, jere dis
pUjed, tha in the brave and succcssfuj defence
J ihtl Pi. In all ofthese conflicts' those
fa the field under f en. Tavlor, as well as'
lbarr tti Jfort- the high spirit and ltaining of
M loini' k f hould bir, remembered, were pv.
tbcre conspicuous and, if any tKing wre
durance. 1 teemed to raise it ; which was done under the
i r. X , X ii t!' L I ! . I . .!
fire( of the- enenrj', which was drawn ypon hiin.
The work commenced, and, notwithstanding the
A-ar pntertaitied I hat the axles of the old" 18-
t ; lit . .. !. -! .
potinners wouia not f tana it, it ?as pone, and
yedfd to sustain' the friends of that nrh!e in
ttit ul ioiTag a i n s t the demayogue-clamors which
,tre usailctl it, they tpight point Willi pridej to
t!io actions on thiv lio Grande wh ch hajve
tied io much lustre on; our unng. j
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fte tarWs lettersjtjhich have been written
ontbGiolject)f the bpinhardmenl of Fi. Brown
leem'ta have been pot up' on the spur of the
nomPnipinttert diiiiog tlie high ex'citemfnt
hicb prevailed aitjorit us, without regard to
justice to officers, nbn-coriTjmissioned officets,
Mid soldiers, and to I bH importance of such an
erent In olir military hjtoi jv
ilattnu tccupid a pos-hion. to jud, ;e of the
combined action of the garrison, and o ' obsefv.
inf all t)e rarious incidents of the Lombard
p)ent, l tike pleasure in furnishing u correct
ic&unt of it, as I; am not only anxio is to jdo
iuitice lo till concerned, bbt am anxious that
(TfDI fllicii ui-ui jtjij mi(M lain !n.ce jiu
our ntilerj history should be fully and correct.
Ir (Mailed, to the public. And if I succeed; in
" . ! r ' i i . ' i I.- . i i
reicuinirpm ooivioa an.y oi inose evenis wnicn
ffdouiid ad much4 (barter credit and honor of our
1 . i ! ... . . ..
regular prmy,'. I Wiaili leet mat i navel at least
muiribtfled my mile t)wards re.establishin; its
Vorti7n te "estimation of those of our people
wbo, fr4n long.contiriued peace, had almust for
gotten it. . ' .;: ; A ' '
Qstbe CGth of April, the day afier 6e attack
tn&ipiufc of 'l; 'h.rn t'qn's squadron of 2d dra-
jootji, we. were first possessed of certain infor-
mafion tnat ine .enprny nan crossed tne ttio
GranJo fi Cf'js'hlefahlc flrce, and it vas ovi.
Jttrrt that lie had ! In vjew pne of two objects,
fiiVfr to advance bn Point Isabel to cut off our
wpplifi, qf to. attack Jen. Taylor in posiiion ;
either of Which rendered the completion of Fort
rywn ofiiinrnfdiate urccsi iiy, in ord?r that it
niigfit bo ied. by n snttll force, wiiilkt the re.
miimler oSf. the army was frier to move against
ient'm, !eavinr tho llnitcd States flair still
pfinf and 'protected bn the left bank of the
Rio (iraiidf. The importance of this ivas well
cmcmed by tlie Commanding GencraLnnd its
ifc'oiip jvas, but, a priioirof a plan if opeia
iooiooi jes iK)kiiy conceived than successtully
lccomplj-ihd, japd to Wljiclji history s'iows no
Attlkl jFrom ths tune tj the. 1st of .May the
rftfi wrre,; kept mortficoit$tiinily engaged on
b ork, Iaboring bar(l'by day, whilst at night
Wywrre kept constafitly on the ale t in ex.
'ction of an 7itiack; .
On the Ut of May the Commanding General
oerrij the nioveinent of his army, designating
the garrison if I' ort jUrown the seventh reg.
iwnt infant ry,.'Cnnain Lowd's company of
!ie ccortd artillery, and Liut. Bragg's battery
I light artillery, couipjtsc'd hi two m impounders
nd I va taelvt.ioiin(leri howitzers. The army
noveJat 3 ,,Vlock: PJVI. oM the 1st. and the
:rmon of Fort lUoxyi inarched in Cwobom
ianiei of.the kvcnih Infanlry being kissigned
to every Wtion (xcet the one occ ipied by
'in j Lowd's cbmjiany, which ma wed' the
ighteiNpourider batifry of four' guns, bearing
n me town nt Matamoroa aun the Mexican
leriei. When the Army marched it was con
"i'ily.ipectcd that She fibrt would r ot be at.
uked, hut that Gen. Taylor ; would certainly
lave-a fight, either in 'coin'c or i-ctun ing from
vintIahcl.J The fort wai now farfr hm bein
The enemy's fre was opened bn us Horn the
neairest fort, called by usahc " Sand-bag Bat
Jer j," by t jie Mexicans La Fortine Redonda"
This was jcompoed of one eigbt.pounder and
two mortars, under the command of Captain
Passamenie, a Fjcnchman whoj as he; asserts;
toofe up arms for lis adopted country irjd for jthe
protection of his family, but who bravely ide.
clined to follow the fortunes' of General Arista
when he ingloriofjsly fled from Matamoros.
the skill of Captain Passamente, as an artille
rist! we can all bear witness, as a constant and
well-direcied Are! was kept up from Ws battery
untjl his elght-poonder wasl dismounted by us.
'uiiisiueur.i'tc lort wai now tar Jr mi being cesssive iai,igue oi our men, uom constant labor
ivishedj orirt a proper stite of defer ce one uuderthe ire of thp enemy (not being able even
ljrtain entirely unfinishedjlhe drawb ide and to hear the then rlelightful sound of our own
nter.orj defences I not , yet( conimencsd
mander say before him an , imm in
labor to ti expended oil the work bef
ouldbfc regarded in M, orbner state of defe
ol that no n . mbmerjt ouht to be 1
Phe enemy's firejwas'commenced and continu-
ed with nine pieces of artillery four mortars,
the rest srk and; ight-pounder. gunsj throwing
copper 8ht andyhells. Bragg's battery was
nov' playing upoif them well ; and iii 30 miu
ute$ afler pur first fire " La Fortine Redonda "
was abandoned, She eight-pounder being dis
mounted, md the shells from Bragg's battery
having made it rather warm work for them at
the mortars.; At tis time Sergeant Weigart,
of p company 7ti infantry, was killed by a
round shot. iTHef enemy's fire ; was now con
tinued from the batteries between La Fortine
Redoiida a-nd thb fower fort, (called by the Mex
icans La Fortine deria Flecha.) from La For
tine de la Flechajand the mortar ba!ttery in its
viciinity. Aficr silencing La Fortine I Redonda,
our batteries contjnued a deliberate fire on the
other batteries and the town until ten o'clock,
whbn the enemy ceased firing to repair their
batteries, the embrasures of which were well
torn to piepes. Ve were compelled to cease
our' fire, ih consequence of the- necessity of
using our ammunition as sparingly as possible
ihei fort having ! been left with only one
hunjdred and fifty rounds of ammunition (canis
ter,! grapeandrojjnd shot) for each eighteen
pounder, and the six-pounder just as badly pro-
vmou. jukux. ura"", was now oruereu io piace ci, u:.
i u u .i .u t- i oantan tempts mm
hta XTtins irl n.qrh(lt in Iho cvoral lifictmna t.- . '
defence; bhej, under his own direction, pbiced.
in ihe bastion commanded by Captain Haw-
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Lieut. 1 nomas, in the bas-
y Major Seawell ; one, un-
Lieut. Reynolds, iii the has-
lion! of CSptain Miles; and the other, under
thejdi recti on of Lieut. Johnson, in the bastion
commanded by Cdptain Lee.. In this condi
tion; we were surrounded, and without the means
of preventing our enemy from placing his bat
teries almost whenever he pleased, and using
against uslhis immense supply of ammunition
to elvery advantagjj. The conduct of the offi
cers and men of Captain Lowd's and Lieut.
Bragg's companies during the cannonade with
their batteries deserves high commendation as
they attracted the admiration of the whole
command by the kilful management of their
gun. From seven"T)'clock on the 1st the se
venth infantry was? kept constantly at work on
the defences, though the enemy's shells fell and
exploded in all directions around them every
marji lying" dowii ivhen a shell fell' neft'r, and
immediately resuming the spade and pick after
it had exploded. lOtficers were seen showing
an, example to their men, even in throwing dirt
oB the parapet. The enemy's fire reebm
merjeed ia a very short time, and was kept up
at iiitervals until twelve o'clock at night ; and
whn the men of te 7th infantry could no lon
ger work! from fatigue, they were ordered. to
stapd to their arms at the parapet and kept on
kings; one, under
tiom commanded 1
der the direction o
m "-; THE CONFLICT. L
Rev. George C. Cheever. in his 9th jec-
lure on the Pilgrim's Progress, after speak
ing of Buny an and his dangers, and Ren
counters wi h Apojlyon in the Valley of
Humiliation, as representinglthej terppta
t(on which Chrisfiaps meet wiih on their
way to heaven, thu$ speaks ofthet conflict.
j 'There is a conflict in this world be
tween heaven and ! hell, sin and holiness
life and death, Christ and Satan, good an
gels and bftd, good! men, reprobates, and
demons. There is a conflict between the
heists of heaven and the hosts of hell; for
the soul, and a conflict between grace and
naiture, good and evil, the Spirit of God
and the spirit of the worldliness, in I his
soul. Eternal life ior eternal death de
pends upon the issue. The soul's 'great
adversary is. one 6f : inconceivable power,
skill, and malignityl There is but one b
fher being who is able to cope with him,
and even that Almighty and glorious Be
ing, td acconjiplish his wonderous plan a.nd
purpose, became like one of us, yet With
out sin, and in our nature became obedi
ent unto death, that he might destroy him
thb-t had the power of death, even the dev
il, j- There is therefore no way for Christ's
disciples to overcome his adversary but by
the blood of-the. Lamb, and the world of
their testimony in regard to redemption.
To some men Satan reveals himself
more clearly; thajto others, assaults them
more violently, and makes them feel more
of his power and malignity. But all men
know what it is to enter into temptation,
and when that is done, Satan is not far off.
'Apollyon is near. Therefore our blessed
Lord, in the prayer he has taught us, puts !
thieitwo petitions in company. Lead us
not' into temptation, but deliver us from
thelEvil One. And Satan is called the
Tempter, and the shield of faith is given
to the Pilgribi for this very purpose, that
he may be able to quench all the fiery
darts of the Wicked One. Now there is
enough of sin in every man's own heart to
tempt hirri, and every man is tempted
when he is Ijed away of his own lust, and
enticed. And when a man thus goes af
ter his sins, he rather tempts Satan than
There is no need for
A L 1 1 . ' J ' I 1-
vpouyon io advance towaras gucn a man
for such an one is coming over to Apolly
on ; he rather enters into the devil, than
the devil into him. A man is waited for
of; Satan, he enters into temptation, and
there is much in that expression, enter in
to.! Our blessed Lord never said Pray
that ye be not tempted, but, Watch and
pray that ye enter not into .temptation,
that ye enter not within it, as a cloud sur
rounding you and taking your light, tand
leading you to deceive you ; that ye enter
not into temptation, for when that is done
the) soul is weakened and easily conquer-
dK J -
Men that are led away of their own
lusts, that are under the power of a beset
ting sin, or that are utterly careless and
insensible, do not need to be tempted of
the devil; he. can safely leave them to
themselves, for he has a friend within the
citadel, lie need look after such men on
ly once in a while for, going on as they
do, they are sure of ruin."
isstajniped on your leaden skull Jan inch
dee pi) that tailors' and females were made
to bej gulled by you and that you think
decent j people envy your appearance.
Poor useless tobacco worm! You are de
cided jy a hard case ! i t
I Tal to the point and stop when you
have; reached it. Thejfaculty thiat some
possess, of making one-idea cover a quire
of paper, is not good for much. Be short
arid comprehensive, in all that you say or
write ! To fill a volume upon nothing is
no credit tb any body ; though Lord Ches
terfield wrote a very clever poem upon
nothing. There are men who get one idea
into their heads, and but one, and they
makefile most of it. You can see it and
almost feel it when in their presence. On
all occasions it is pruduced, till it is worn
as thin as charity. They remind bne of a
twenty-four pounder discharged at a hum
ming -bird. You hear a tremendous noise
see a volume of smoke, but you look in
vain for the efTecU. The bird is scattered
to atoms. Just so with the idear It is
envelbped in a cloud, and lost amid the
rumbling of words and flourishes. Short
letters sermons, speeches and paragraphs
are favorites with us.1 Commend 'us to
the young man who wrote to his father
" Dear sir, I am going to be married"
also to the good ;o!d gentleman who re
plied" Dear son, go ahead."
Such, are the men for action. They do
more than they say. The half is not told
in their cases. They are worth their
weight in gold for every purpose in life.
Reader, be short and we will stop short
with bur advice. Portland Bulletin.
? ASHLANDiHENRY CLAY.
A writer in the National Intelligencer,
who has been travelling in the South and
West, and who dates his letter from the
White Sulphur Springs, (Va.,) Sept 3,"
gives us the following description of Ash
land and his interview with 'that whole
souled patriot arid greatest of living States
men Henry Clay ; J
" Kentucky presents a generous soil and
a generous people. Ijbad often heard of
the elegant hospitality of Lexington, and
of herbeautiful environs, but you can form
no idea of them till you enjoy them. Lex
ington is, I imagine, the most prosperous
and wealthy inland town in the U. States,
and will continue to march onward, al
beit no river sweeps by its borders.
inaov forhids mv mrntinninr th nam r
gentlemen whose residences I visited, and ' ae.frequcnt opportunities of
j TJtc " Pvjrcsuccs.n A pr.
troduced in the New York Co !
jnake the Judges elective. pt i . .
h'e people, is treated with vci
fision in the "annexed pnra"r"'
- J va copy-from'tbe Providence :
rcruauj nuicuie is tne best v.
employ ngainst the Jacobinical t
Qf modern democracy and the u
War it wages, whercyer U oL:.- ;
dencv. a?ftihst everv nafpnr
jpouldthe fathers of the Uq :.'
imagineatbe lollies and corruj
the lapse of half a centurv wo;.! :
grafted on the fair fabric off recti
they founded they Would have :
from their virtuous labors in d! ::
would bea fortunate thing for t!
f a community of .unmixed I) : ,
pould be set apart, in some sccu;
of the earth's surface, .in which J
out without let or hindrance tlx!
iar notions of government and ( ;
institutions. A model goverr.:::
most perfect which the genius i
racy could rear.Vould be in
mankind, either as a w arning or u
pie. Hear the Journal:
i " We rathef hope . the ' e x pr r i ::
elective Judges) will be tried. I
Judges be elected by the peoj l ?, r
short terms of course; for the ;
.wnicn reiers their election to the
suffrage requires responsibility to
pointing power, ana tnat the pec p.
A Learned Pedlar. Some years ago,
a gentleman who had been appointed pro
fessor in the department of Oriental Lit
erature in one of our Colleges, Went out
ko Asia! to perfect himself in the necessa
ry learning for his new duties. Not find
ing all the teaching which he desired, he
came Iback to Germany, hoping among the
sa vans of that intellectual country to find
some one with whom he could complete
his studies. There he was told that the
most learned man in that department was
a Jew, who had been for several years
in America. The professor returned, and
after applying to the Rabbi at Boston, fi
nally touched on the object of his pursuit,
when, to his great surprise, it was the ve
ry Jew who had been during all his ab
sence peddling; jewelry and trinkets in his
professor's" own College yard. The ped
lar prbved to be really possessed of the
learnihg iwhich had been attributed to
him, and since the discovery, the young
professor has been pursuing his studies
nnder the learned pedlar's tuition, with
much, satisfaction. N. Y. Jour, of Com.
; MkL;McLane. The New York Express of
the 5th instant states, that our late Minister to
England, arrived at the City Hotel on Saturday
morning. ; The Express also states, that he will
be waited upon by the members of the Cham
ber of Commerce, and by the Common Coun
cil, wiih congratulations upon the happy sue-
of whose hospitality I partook; but look- ine if aecis,ons- important cas
ing upon Henry Clay as national property, efall' remain before the courts A r
I consider that I do not violate propriety V v?ars Io-ew ork, we U!
in describing him as Isaw him at home. s.mg generation is a short term
and his own laurelled Ashland. But 1 d,uraton of a chancery suit, and.
must begin with Ashland, a place cele
brated because it is the abode of one who,
4take him all in all," is the greatest and
most adrriired Statesman of the land'
" Ashland is about two miles from Lex
ington, and its old-fashioned mansion, af
ter catching a view of it at some distance,
is suddenly hid among the lofty trees that
almost surround it. When our party reach
ed the gate, which stood wide open, no
house could be seen : we entered it, and.
winding through the copse, Ashland in all
its beauty flashed' upon us. We had
scarcely entered his hall when Mr. Clay
came to meet us with his bland smile
and cordial shake of the hand, which
made me, at least, feel as if I were at
home. The grounds of Ashland are in a
high state of cultivation, and it would do
a farmer good to look upon them. He
boasted not of it, but 'some of his neighi
bors told me that Mr. Clay stands " A
No. 1." (as we merchants say,) especially
in cultivating and putting up hemp; and,
from all I heard and witnessed, J dare say
he is as well qualified to impart useful in
formation to the cultivators of the soil as
he is to enlighten us on the great politi
cal questions of the age. There he sat at
Ashland,Jn his plain farmers dress, dis
coursing with-Tiis accustomed frankness !
on many subjects, and sometimes giving
utterance to sentiments that other men
should write books upon ; but not an un
kind expression towards any individual,
whether private or public, escaped his
lips. lime has laid but a sparing hand
upon the great American Statesman.
ft -.1 111 1
lucre auuuiu oe an appeal provide ;
the decisions of the judges :o the !
the people assembled in mass rr.
it would highly conduce to the cr !
tice that some great case pending I
courts should be made an issue in il.
tion, and that the choice of the
should depend upon the manner in
they should 'pledge themselves to
In this way the collected wisdom i
people would be brought in aid of
diciary, and could not fail to have
tary effect upon the calmness an 1
terested fairness of judicious dec! !
The ermine of justice might o?ca !
be soiled by being dragged thro;:
gutters of partizan strife, but tl,
a dozen preparations to restore it
original purity. The kind of juJ
would be elected in the anti-rent di
and the kind of justice that wouU
ministered there, are -refreshing to
of. We should no longer have tc
over the cruel fate of Big Thunder.
I prove the innocence of the patri.:
!-l .1 .T l-1
snoi'aown a sneriii wnue serving :
cess. Big Thunder himself might 1
ed upon the bench, unless his t
which are decidedly executive, miul.
him to take the subordinate but in
tive duties of'sheriff."
From the Watchman and 0! m r
A CALL FOR TIIANKSGIYI.V
"The Christian Magazine -of the .
which is published at Columbia, S. C,
propriately reminds its readers, of the t
j j between the drought of last summer ;
the alert 'all night. Notwithstanding the ex-
cessive fatigue of bur men, from constant labor
i . .1 ii:
'PORTRAIT OF A HARD CASE.
BV tov jr. j
I Now you that was cut out for a man,
but was so villainously spoiled in making
up, I'll attend to your case : For what
end did you burst open the world's door,
and rush in uncalled, like a mad bull ?
What good do you expect to bestow on
never saw him look belter or happier ; his
step is elastic, his faculties appear fresh
and vigorous, and tne chances are that he
will live to witness the election of sever
al Prestdehst." :
pienuiui narvest oi tne present season, ;
marks that 14 it becomes a people to be
ful for mercies received, as to be pej,!
sins committed, or humble for judmcn:
44 If the judgments of God urion tie h:
occasion for fasting, humiliation an 1
LINCOLN SUPERIOR COURT, ! there must be a demand for lhanks-mr
Adjourned on Saturday evening last, the those judgments are removed, and r
week beinir nrinrlnallv orrnnipd hv Slatft pasps. times have returned. If the last : yeir
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1 he negro girl charged with arson was acquit- j
was one of drought and threatened
cess of his mission and with expressions of good i ted f"r wantof evidence, on the part of the pros- nade it proper to Cist and pray, tl.e C
wishes for himself. ! ecution. i community will need no arguments c
fi dinner we understand, will also be tender- ! HuSh Williams, indicted for the murder of , them that the present year should be
ed him, which we trust, he will accept. j his und guilty, and sentence to , gmng thanks. It is well known th.t t
Three leading minds, with others, no doubt, ! Pay Pena,,y of the Jaw 0clo,bcr ? hui of a,st vrl.ch h been econou, ; .
i thoorh circumstances were against the unfor- out to man and beast was cxhautca,
Ileitis I'yj t VI 1UII 1 Ullll IJUllU IU DL lilt. Ji I Ullll- 1 ' . . V ' . . . . m . . , ..
.- . " a . . . .A a I I 1 I V. . AA IIAP1 limtv Al MM l,mV ttinnll.a rii' Jrl
in the mountains, lolumbia, liam;
culties with England, as well as Mr. McLane.
Mr. Calhoun we name first and foremost amongst
them, because he had the courage and the pow
er to breast the stormy current of his party, and
to divert the whole Southern portion of it from
f the whole or none of Oregon." Mr. Benton
d. "" Our ' guris) and! from, constant watching, they were ! some heroic act,! some great discovery or
nsedeal in: the highest spirits, only regretting pur ina- even one solitary remark?; No! those
hefore it. jbriity to return theenemy's fire. Capt. Walk- i that look for any thing good fromyou.
your fellow men ? 'Some useful invention, ; we name next, because his, irony, ridicule, de- j
nunciation, as well as his irresistible tacts, de- ,
molished the fifty-four forties, and made the j
whole . concern contemptible. M r. Webster
satisfied England that she must take the line of
forty-nine as habasis of negotiation, and hence
her offer which was accepted.
fence, ! pr, sent from. Caplain May's command, came j will be just as badly fooled as the man
in its into the fdrt at three o'clock A. M. to bear in- ; who caught the skunk and thought it was
1 1 j teUigencej from usjto the Commanding Gener- , a kitten; or the woman who made greens
errevetlle on the 2d of Mav. ! Lett i us at .lour o clock, but returned at 0f sunn0wder tea. You know where the
k letenth-infantry Was1 iturned out to , work, ! ddybreak having found that he was discovered ; neatest. tightest pants, with the strongest
nd cfintlntipd in tftbnr KnrH rt.irin,iK avKi i by tne enemy anUihts return betore oayiigtit im- tlfror0 nnn k nt r. ; " Knt -n Arrt !
pf,t4dontil long after dark, on the Unfinished Pract,cab!e' " ; know where the next useful j lecture will
"nin ana -gateway, wiiiisi me aru uery conrii r Un the; morning ot the 4th, at rive o'clock, 1 be delivered. You know the color of a
died the gorgeous hues;
unless it was to wish for
run:iwe,re nor less useiuiiy empioyea in piac ; we were again sa uted tromthe enemy's batte- ; vest, but never stu
' infir uatierics m a conuuion ior otiensiv ( ncs, and fhe fire; continued at intervals during j ot tne rainbow
? aeienstve : epe rat ions. At tattoo at night the day. i To-day our labor was continued un- l in
mi iu. J.jiJ-iL . .u Li .. i , .. . , , . . . . a piece io mawe a
m Kuiitiu conmiaimur as on iuv uuu, uer ine nre oi the enemy s monars, ana at nij;nt i
aijtnroachinr party of the enemy, and it was ne- ' J, &ce onr eNer
cessary to move them at night ; Tor, if attempt- your landlady s looking-glass
ed ilnriiitf the daviour men would have been ex- ! know how a man feels after
Wily imoreised With the imDortance df his trust, the unfinished rurfnin and omlpwav werfi nearlv
nred htscomlna;ndr nder arms, arid saw ev. ; campletetl, but night-fall could afford no'restto
'J man at the post lie was to occupy in case I oifr men t. there were barriers to be removed cm
J n attack; dTrpcTiiig that every man should the outside which might afford protection to an
e lAitructeil lo be rcjady to repair to his place
l Uiof parajet at jii rrftfmfnt's warninff. During
6 day muskets Were j placed in the hands of
ery man : capable! of bearirii: armL and our
trco.numbered fiyQ hundred and sixty men and
tarty officers t-lliirtjr.Uo officers andfthrce hun
dtti and fortyone'tink and file seventh infan-
"Tjlthree 'office ri in4' forty. 1 wo rarjk and file
H Capt. LoNVd.s cdmany f0Ur officers and
j -one ran mm imw eul. HrairTT comna.
hnt dragoons, and one officer and ininety. two
'o;atd iue oi BAieiqnmeniot inthcient men
& from other reginjehts. Of this humber, 95
Twbn the lick report, seventy-seVen being of
''U pumber of -inefficient men left from other
cravat of ; you know
how a fool feels in full dress, but you don't
knowr how a man feelswheti he eats the
bread earned by the sweat of his own
brow ; you know how a monkey looks, for
day twenty times in
; but you don t
doing a good
posed to a galling fire of canister, grape, and action ; you dori't go where that sight is to
round shot. Asf much ot this work was done be seen. )a i you wasp-waisted, cat nsn
tcf-night as possible, but comparatively little, oiv. ' mouthed, haboon-shouldered, callipeij-leg
ihg to the fatigue jof the men, when they were j'ged, goose-eyed, sheep-faced, be-whisker
permitted to get what rest they could, lth arms ; ed drone in the world's bee-hive ! What!
j in hand, at the parapet. This evening Capt. i are you good for? Nothing but to cheat
y aiwer ten us loreturn, mucn lear oeingenier- i VDUr tailor, neatlv to lisn bvi note a line
tained for his safety, although he was not only
confident himself of his safety, but expressed
from some; milk ahd cider poetaster, sen
timentally talk love, eat oysters and act!
Hi- J 1.511 -.t... r .L-
Uisaeiermiiiauo..o k.u ortapiu.c oC o, iue , , , Kkamttf11llv I vrfWvnnr
enemy s nickels on his return. At nine o clock f . , , J jJ f.
' . . . ..... mntbpr know vnn nnt ? 1 nm ntrnirl
11 seekinc a little re- ' : r ' " :"" -;
- . 5 : . " lk
in -kftKft m? K a n ii?A tvoro all cooLriniv a lilt t t
g'mcntt, and !the retnainder of the five hun. f ri r-ndnm fir nf m.,6t,Ptrv I you have ho mother nor never had !
Mthdiixly werf citizens and. sutlers, twenty. wa8 heard aboUt hiee or four hundred yaWs off) You arej of no more use in this world
Je4n number.! Thii was the strength of our in our rear, and! extending some distance bp the 1 than a time-piece in a beaver dam,; or a:
oaurfng inei wnoie ot ine uomnarumeni, ana I river, the object 1 ein either to annoy us,'orby mattress in a dog pen. You tilllio larger
U been truly said that " we wefe surround- imitation of a fSht. to draw out a small party, space in this world's eve than the toe nail
"ly at many thousands as we had hundreds.
. Ueteille on ilhe, Ini 'morable mo ning of the
W kund the gallant Brown at hi s post, and,
Mt giylrrg an ordrr.to his staff officer to have
leventh infantry turned out to ivork on the
"fences, his atte'mio'n was attracted to the first
afirc4 by too eneipy. With a smile of joy
Uirned; to his tafj bfficef and sajd : Sir, we
ivother MrorV to 5d4 tMay ; order the batte-
U his fire was extremely annoying to us, as the
'balls, although: soent. fell .all around us,, being
thrownfrom a gun callecTby the Mexicans 44 es.
copelteL" (a short ffun". carrvinga ball nearly as
p large ais a grapes shot,) and which, being eleva-
ted, tnrpw the; bjalls a considerable , distance ;
this fire continued about an hour, but served to
keep u pii the alert all night. if hi'-j'
. 4 (COCtCDED SEXT WEEKi)
of a musquito would in a mark house, or a
sturrrptailed dog in all outdoors: you arej
as little thought! qf as the fellowtwhq
knocked his grand-mother's last tooth down
her throat:; and as for ypur brains, ten,
thousand such could be' preserved i in a
drop ot brandy, and have as much sea-roon I
as a'tad plolef in Lake jSuperiprand ;af-ji
for your ideas, you have but one (and that !
THE PAGAN MOTHER.
Where theaioble Ganges rolleth,
Through broad fields ofliving green,
Where it$ rrtoving wavelets rlasheth,
; With their bright and silvery sheen ;
There, beside those lovely waters,
With her features fixed and wild,
Stands the wretched Pagan Mother,
i Stands, to sacrifice her child.
With the blackness of its darkness,
Round that Mother's bleeding heart,
Ignorance hath thrown her mantle,
: Wove, by superstitious art.
Doubt and error with their thraldom,
' Cast their fold around her mind,
Reason's voice can never enter,'
. Hope, an entrance never find.
What are shackles, on the body.
What are dungeons, dark and drear,
'. .What are all the forms of slavery,
i That proud man inventeth here ?
: Faint HtidJeeble to pre-figure!,
Tarn, to show that deeper gloom,
'Which the heart and mind revealeth,
In that Pagan's living tomb.
God, alone can break these letters,
He, can seji the prisoner free,
; His the mighty power that toucheth
Sightless ejetalls, that they see.
But with human means He worketh,
. And, with feeble human aid,
He, the promised gospel sendeth
i To redeem the soul He made.
' Now he calls upon the mighty,
i ; On the pious on his Friends,
And wuhdeep and God likt pity,
i His own Messed fpirit sends.
i On the hoarders of his riches,
: Stewards of his bounty here
, i For their d he too is calling,
! D, that they His voice might hear.
! ! Christian Mother ! while you cherish
i b Thoee brht beings at your knee, ,
! ' r Think, upon the hosts that perish, ;
" iWanting that which blesseth thee.
ft frhinki upon that Pagan Mother, -It,
IWith heri features, fixed and wild, f
i i Standing now beside the Ganges; '
I TT.ir.l-' ai trv .to save her child. . m
his Judce, hts Jury, and bis tellow citizens n tne mountains, Columbia, nam, r
were with him, as evidenced by the unanipni- j points along the rail road, where n ;:
ty with which a petition in his behalf was sign- . western corn was deposited for sale,
ed. From the doubtful character of the case, ' wheat harvest of unprecedented abun 1 1
evidence of which can no doubt be furnished portunelycamc in.tolhe great relief of t!
from the high testimonial character from the i ry. In addition to this, the prospects
old age of Mr. Williams, if not from the peti- , in the growing crop asfaras we can 1
tion sent, we cannot but trust that His Excel
lency, the Governor, will exercise the power
given him by the constitution, by granting Uiis
poor old man a clear and unconditional pardon.
During the week, John Medlin, and two sons
(of Union county) were brought before his hon
or on a writ of habeas corpus. The parties were
charged with beating to death a negro, proper
ly of J. Medlin. After hearing the case, his
honor admitted the two sons to bail $4,000 each
! but the. father f although taken as bail for the
sons) was remanded to the jail of Mecklenburg .
County. , Back Again. The packet slip S!
Ir-F Hi honor has annointcd the old day, ah. air. ike Philadelohia U. S. Gazer.
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mise a plentiful year. If last yeart..
were as brass and the earth as ire n, t'.
is one in which the God of ProvJJenc
on us to prove him herewith, if he wi'.l ;
the windows of Heaven, and pour cut a
that there shall not bo room enough t
one in which he rebukes the d v
our sakes." It becomes a people to 1, .
ful for mercies received, as to be pen
sins committed, or humble for judm !.:
TKurcdav ns tn ho col annrl for the tlial Ot
State cases in future: which alteration gives
general satisfaction. Lincoln Courier.
from Philadelphia, yesterday, taking 1
100 steerage passengers, the greater
whom are of the best class of artisan-,
turn to their natirc. country, in the f
sion lhat belter wages will be there 1.
Perpetual Motion. The N. O. Com-
mprninl Timps. of the 14th inst.. says : i
44 The Feliciana Whig has a communica- j the tariff bill of 1840, during the co,; :
tion from a mechanic, named James As- . than in this country, sufficiently so t
cood Dalton, declaring solemnly, with an aj the extra expense, with the certii.v
rn.i..: ti vprl that h hn nprtrtPfl Tier- n nlnnnl. Alllhuuot course. CCtB?
nptnal motion. He has been at work on calculation that the manufacturing tor t
projects for many years, and as he de- ; try will be done in Europe. 31 en
clares; has at last perfected a machine ! above noticed, understand the currc:.t
which demonstrates his complete success. ; ness,and watch well its setting..
tip J nrtw fthrirn tn mie one thousand '
dollars to build a model engine that will j The Carpet Weavers.--The Auuu
ensure hint the benefits of his discovery, ers hare stopped work, as Messrj. I
and place the world in possession of the t Co. the employers, refuse cxh,,
1 1 ui u ttnxv frnm it lie I The operators were waiting to learnt,
."calculable be.n'fit.S ill .ion of .he .NatfaoriOm?!..' Ur
re uses id recede a """"', TL. motiDL'. If lbf wearer, art i
VUUIII I1C UdllllUl. vwa ." T
trntb nf his discoveries. '
The principle he has applied is the at-,
traction of gravitation, and his motion is
produced, says the Vicksburg Sentinel,as
near as we can conjecture, by an artifi
cial and continual change in the position
nf various Darts of a heavy body. ; The
! Whig states that he is a poor man, and an
mdustnous, sincere anu uuucsv uicuiamv,
and for this reason hopes that hts efforts
may be noticed by the press. ; ;
go to work,nd not hurry the builcir
chine called the power loom,"
strike," and will do the same w it t
that is done iy nana ior si. j;
a right to stand out, and the rni'.l-. w:
a right to use power loom i." e 1
toldihat twenty looms have been c
Auburn ; and sonw for other place ..
These numerous striKes are ani
results of the new Tariff, thut ne c
suit's from a nccctary reduction t! -Y.
;"iinanaca ; go to th
the right and see that every
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