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'OOR COUITIT AHD Oil COCXTBT S WEAL.
BY I. ADAMS.
BOWLIXG-GREEX, PIKE COU.XTY, MISSOURI, SATIKDAY, MAKCII I, 18-13.'
Vol. II. No. 1 8.
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8KETCII.l out of the water, where so many
OF THE STORMING OF BADAJOZ. were drowned. " I lost my cap, but
On the 6ih of April, 1812, a long still held my sword; on recovering, I
order was issued relative to the posi- looked towards the beach. It was
Hons the troops were to occupy, shining and emply! fire balls were in
The day was fine, and all the soldiers plenty, and the French troops stand
in pood spirits, cleaning themselves jng upon the walls, taunting, and in
as it for a review. About two o'clock viiinz our men to come up and try it
I saw poor Harvest; he was sucking ng.,in'. What a crisis, what a milita
an orange, and walking on a rising ry misery Some of the finest troops
around, alone, and very thoughtful. m the world prostrate; humbled to
It gave me p;iin, as I knew he was to i,e dust.
lead the forlorn hope. He observed. Colonel APLeod was killed while
My mind is made up: I am sure to , t, -vino- m for ih Infi ,.,,n.. tha
large breach. lie recived hi moi in!
At half-past eight o'clock that night
the ranks were formed, and the roll
called in an under tone. Lieutenant
Colonel AlT-eod spoke long and earn
estly to the regiment before it joined
the division, expressing the utmost
wound uidii three yards of the ene
my, just at the boitom of some nine
feel planks, studded with nails, and
hanging down ihe breach from under
the chevaux-de. frise. A few moments
before he fell he had been1 wounded
lions: if not, they will be published till forbid, an J finished by repeating, that he left
,t to the tumour of ill persons to pre-
' Aalhorlzed Asettts for the Radical- serve discipline, nnd not to commit
I. N. Brtso & Co., Louisiana,
A. Mase. P. M. Frankford,
H.T. Kbst, P. AT. Clarksville,
C. E. Perkins, P. RI. Auburn,
J. H. Baittos-, Troy,
B. Gmsox, P. RI. Paynesville,
Doct. W. H. Nicklix, New Hope,
P. W. Overlt, P. RI. Shamrock,
Johx Ralls, New London,
A. IIexdkix, P. RI. Spcncerbiirg.
J. CnosTUEWAtT, Madisonville,
W. T. Bosd, P. RI. Sugar Grove, .
L. T.'RIusick, Hickory Creek,
E. Emersos, P. RI. Louisville,
Vf.Vf. Adams, Rlarthasville,
Fast & Brother, St. Charles,
Doct. J. Adams, Ashley,
conn.ipnce in the result ot the attack. I ;n hank l.v a LavnnM nf nns of
our soldiers, who lipicJ. Steele
: From the St. Louis Eve. Gazette.
" Mr. Editor These line were suggested at
bearing Mr. Bancroft, tho historian, rela'e the
following anecdote: Just before tho battle of
Bunker n ill. Major Pitcairn was shot while
passing with hi company over the neck. II
on, in the same regiment, sprang to his sidei
xclaiming, "I nave lost a father!" A the
new passed from soldier to soldier, the cry
went through the lines, We, too, have tost
father:" What a beautiful tribute to man
was this !
: The Warrior's Death.
From the broad battle plain
Went up a fearful cry !
The leader of that martial train
' Had lain him down to die !
Not fnvutlial veteran's lip
Escaped a word of fear!
He quailed not death's dark stream to sip.
Nor shunned a soldier' bier!
' Abrave young warrior came,
i And raised that lifeless form,
fie saw that death had quenched the flame,
... And bowed beneath the storm! .
, But ana tow, mournful wail " ' s "
Hung on tit morning air!
'I've lost a father! hearts might quail ...
To see such angaisb there ! , . ., ,
..As drew each soldier nea;.. .
Tha hero' grassy bed, . , ,
" We, too, have lost father here, . ,
In broken words, they said.
: Tjp from the blood-stained sod
" ' Glanced many a tear-dimmed eye,'
' As if to mark the path he trod '
To worlds beyond the sky !
'- A -fearful price to tbee,
Unhallowed war !-we pay;
God gava as race thy curse to flee, :
While years shall roll away !
. A Pattern Subscribkb. The Con
necticul Courant records the death
of Dr.' John Watrons, aged 91, who.
among other' excellencies, had been
t subscriber to that paper for nearly
an venrs. and was in the habit f
paying for it in tdvance, sometimes as
much as three or lour year. ' It i
not surprising that such a good man
should have lived to the age of nine
ty one; the only wonder is that he
ever died. .
Another, nearer hoim.X subscri
ber for the Observer in Surry County,
who hag regularly paid his subscrip
tion for 19 years, (and how much
longer we know not) almost always
in advance, in forwarding the amount
for the year 1 343, says, "if there is
anv one thing which a man ought to
A.nlwvA nil nth or, beside Saying
hi pravers and attending to a sick
wife or'cl.ild, it is to pay the. printer."
We fear that some of our pood
friends do not attend to the fiist duty
above named, or they would be more
punctual in complying with the last,
t Fayettevilla (N. C.) Observer.
Uf.ligious Revival. The Burling
ton Gazette, of the 1 1 th, says, "For
(he last ten days the Methodist Epis
copal Church has held a protracted
wetingm this citj'. l It is said that
bout one hundred persons- have been
Rio. any cruelty io the poor inhabitants of I
The division drew np in the most
profound silence behind the large
quart v, three hundred yards from the
breaches. A small stream separated
us from the foutth division. At ten
a carcase was thrown from the town
this was a most beautiful fire-work,
and illuminated ;hc ground for many
honored tards two or three (ire
balls followed, and falling in di.'ler
ent directions showed a bright light,
and remained burning. The stillness
that followed was :he prelude to one
of thc strangest scenes that the im
agination of man can conceive.
Soon aficr ten o'clock a little whis
pering announced that the forlorn
hore were stealing forward, followed
bv the storming parties,' composed of
three hundred men, (one hundred
from each regiment of the brigade;)
in two minute the division followed;
one musket shot, no more, was fired
near the breaches 1:' a French soldier
who was on the look out; we gained
r tind leisurely, but silently; there
were no obstacles. The S5d, 431
and 95th, doed gradually up to col
umn of qiiiiiterdistar.ee, left in front;
all was hushed, and the town lay
buried in gloom; the ladder; were
placed on ihe edge of the ditch,
when suddenly an explosion took
place at the loot of the breaches, and
a burst of light rii-sclosed the whole
scene the earth secmel to rock un
der us what a sight! The ramparts
crowded with the enemy; the French
soldiers stnndingon the parapets; the
fourth division advancing rapidly in
column of companies on a ha'f circle
to our tight, while the short-lived
glare front the barrels of powder and
combustibles flying m thc air, gave
to friends nnd foes a look as if both
bodies of troops were laughing at
A tremendous firing now opened
on u, and for an instant we were
stationary; but the troops were no
wiys dtnmtci. The l.iddeis were
found exac.lv opposite the centre
breach, and the whole division rush-
eti to tne itssauu wnn amazing, reso
lution. There was no check. The
soldiers flew down the ladders, and
the cheering from both sides was fu'l
While descending the ladders into
the ditch, a oldierof the 52d, in the
hurrv, growled out a hearty curse,
and was very angry at my preceding
him, and furious blows were exchang
ed amongst the troops in their eager
ness to get forward; while the grape-
shot and nmsqtietry tore open their
ranks.' ' The first officer I happened
to see down was Captain Ferguson,
who had led on our storming party
here, and at ltodrigo; he was lying
to the right of the ladders, with a
wound on the head, and holding a
blood v handkerchief in bis trasp. 1
matched it out of its hand, and tied
it round his head. The French were
then handing over the fire-balls,
which produced a sort of revolting
light. The ditch was very wide, and
when I arrived nt the foot ol the cen
tre breach,' eighty or ninety men
were formed. One cried out, "Who
will lead?" This was the work of a
moment. Death, and the most dread
ful sounds and cries encompassed us.
It was a volcano! up we went;
some killed, and others impaled on
the bayonents of their own comrades,
or hurled headlong amongst the out
rageous crowd. ; ' .
The chrvaux-de frisc looked like in
numerable bavonents. When with
in o v.ml nf the too. my sensations
..r.mnn ovtmordinarv; I felt half;
, wa, " "
told me this, nnd he was with the
colonel at the lime.
At half past eleven ti e' fire slack
ened, and the French dehiched men
from thc breaches to repulse the "oth
er attacks, and to endeavour t- re
take the castle. 1 heard the enemy
calling out on the ramparts in (Jer
m in, "All is well in Bidajoz!"' it
sounded very like English.
Curious fact. The efficacy of silk
in repelling a musket or a pistol shot
has frequently been made a subject of
doubt and discussion.' We have late
ly met with what we .conceive to be
a strong demonstration of its repel
ling' force, in a late publication bv a
medical 'Officer of the armv, (Dr.
Adam Neale.) which derives addition
al interest from the celebrity ol the
person principally concerned. "A
very promising voung ollicer ol en
gineers, with whom I lived in habits
of the greatest intimacy 'and friend
ship, while employed in repairing the
breaches of Cindad Rodiigo, consult
ed me respecting an obstinate head
ache and giddiness, which - I found
was principally occasioned by his
wearing a slid black leather stock. I
earnestly recommended him to lay it
a?ide; which he tenaciously declined,
when, as a further inducement, I told
him that, in the event of sulxtituting
a black silk haudkerehief, it urglit one
day preserve his life, as silk would
certainly turn a ball which might pen
etrate leather. At length he complied,
and, as 1 had predicted, his headache
left him. We oon after separated
he going to the liglr. division, and my
st-ition being with Lord Hill. The
campaign comment:; I. and in a few
amed, with the greafest
Hut this repulse maybe called "a ' weeks 1 le
victory. The British soldiers did as gnet, t!i it my ga.iant trienu had taren
much as mun cutil.l do. The wood- at the head of the first storming party
work of thc cheouux-Jc-frht was pon-' at St. .febaslinn- 1 w.is then stationed
dcrous, bristling with slnrt, stout at Reynoze, many le.igues distant,
sword-blades fastened in it, and chain- As I believed him dead, my surprise
cd together. It was an obstacle not and joy were great on receiving a let
to be removed, and the French sol- ter from him some weeks afterwards,
diers stood close to it, killing deliber- acquainting me thnt. when on the
atelv even-man who approached it. ; very glacis, he had been wounded
The" large "breach was at one time ' with a mnsket-b .11 by a man on the
crowded with our brave troops; I '. walls. He immediately fell covered
mean the fourth division, the heroes ! with Hood, which ire:.med in profu
of many hard foti;ht victories and Jsion from h's mouth and nostrils; one
crimson fields. The light division j of his own crops drr.ggH him immc-
Iim.I rpr-piillv Ijpen crowned ivilb vi.r-! diatt'l V into liietteivm. Ho WU3 Cai-
fiirw t( rPL'itoie Midi oltt-if.Its hv icd to his (ttiaiters, and the
liviiiL' bodies mi Jiiui against it a ' a examination, was pronr
s:t ep breach, and sinking to the knees I tal; the ball not being f..und. was suj
every step in ru'.diitdi. while a firm
and leas less enemy stood behind it, is
too ridiculous! 1 trust recover pa
tiiiice. Two hundred and fifty officersand
nearly C thousand solldiers 'ell r. round
these rumpui t-i. Let justice prevail!
let not the foul tongue of calumny
tear those laurels from the brows ul
mtn who so nobly earned them.
Look on those blood-stained uniforms;
ize on those noUe forms stretched
on the earth, and think on their ago
The left breach had not been at
tripled at nil until a quarter before
twelve o clock, when chaw, collect
ing about seventy men of dillcrent
regiments, and with great difficulty,
as you may suppose, after such a mill
ing for two hours, made a desperate
eflor to gain the top; but when hall
way up, as if by enchantment, he
stood alone. Two., rounds of grape
and the musketry prevented any
more trouble, for almost the whole of
the party lay stretched in various at
titudes! . Captain Nicholson, of the engi
neers, was of thc number; he now
showed great courage; and when ask
ed by Shaw if he would try the . left
breach, answered he would do any
thing to succeed. A grape shot went
through his lungs, and he died three
davs after. . .
, This attack was very daring. , It
was a forlorn hope under accumula
ted dangers; almost all the troops
had retired, and a lew moments be
fore, a great alarm was excited by a
cry from the heaps of wounded, that
' : Self-Culture.
BT PR. WM. E. CIIAXNIXC.
Self-culture is Moral; a branch of
singular importance. When a man
looks into himself, he discovers two
distinct orders or kinds of principles,
which it behooves him especially to
comprehend. He discovers desires,
appetites, passions, which terminate in
himself, which crave and seek his own
interest, gratification, distinction; and
he discovers another principle, an an
tagonist to these, which is Impartiul
Distnterested, Universal, enjoining
on him a regard to the rights and hap;
A Result of thk Exploring Ev
pf.mtio.w In the January number of
the Horticultural Alagazine, is an ar
ticle entitled 'A Retrospective view
of Horliculture for the year 1842''
we find the following interesting
paragraph: . ..( . -,-
"An important addition has teen,
or ultimately will be made to our col
lections, by" the labors of the explor
ing expedition. The number of live
plants brought home amounts to 'be
tween 200 and 300 species,; among
them several new fruit trees from the
piness of other beings, and laying on ! East Tndjes. The collection of yefe
him obligations which must be dis
charged, cost what they may, or how
ever they may clash with his partic
ular pleasure or gain. No man how
ever norrowed to his own interest,
however hardened by selfishness, can
deny. I hat there springs up within him
a great idea in opposition to interest,
the idea of Duty, that an inward voice
calls him more or less distinctively
to revere and exercise Impartial Jus
tice, and Universal Good 'will. This
disinterested principle in human na
ture we call sometimes reason, some
times conscience, sometimes the mor
al sense or faculty. But, be its name
what it may, it is a principle in each
of us, and it is the supieme power
w ithin us, to be cultivated above nil
others, for on its culture the righ de
velopment ot all others depends. 1 he
passions indeed may be stronger than
thc conscience, may lift up a louder
voice; but their clamor differs wholly
from the tone of command in which
tlte conscience speaks. They are not
clothed with its authority, its binding
power. In their very triumphs they
are rebuked by the moral principle,
and often cower before its still, deep,
menacing voice. No part of self
knowledge is more important than to
discern clearly these two great princi-
wound,!ple?, the self-seeking and the disinler-
inccd mor-lcsted; and the most important parted
embraces many hundred kinds, l::om
all the various places where the ex
ploring expedition touched; 'among
them many of the ericas, from the
Cape of Good Hope, and the splen
did 1'inus, Lambertiani and others!,
from the Columbia River. The seeds
were placed under the direction . of
the National Institute at Washington,
and have been liberally distributed
by Dr. Pickering, the cuiator.
For the growth of the live plants f.
green-house 50 feet long, has been
erected on the vacant ground in thc
rear of the Patent Office. Part, of
this has been partioned off, as a store
or hot-house for the tropical plants
and fruits. These, when increased,
will probably be distributed among
tr e nursery-men of the country.
The whole of the plants are kept cn-
der the charge of our correspondent,
Mr. Breckenridge, from whom wc
hope to receive a list of their name j
as well as some extracts from his ori
ginal notes, nnd remarks on the many
beautiful and grand productions pf
Flora, examined in their native habi
tants. This, the Government will
not allow him to do: but as soon as
the injunction is removed, wc may
promise our readers some interesting
articles from Air. Breckenriige's
rcn." " -;
self-culture is to depress the former,
posed to have lodged in the vertebra: and to exalt ihe latter, orto enthrone
of lh! neck, lie lived, however for ; lite sense of duty, within us. J here
three days, and, mi bid symptoms . are no limits to the growth of this
coming on, the surgeons began to , moral force in man, it he will cherish
doubt the r.ccnracy of their opinions, j it faithfully. There have been men,
The sapper v. ho saw him fall rx-; whom no power in t! c "iniverso could
aminrd ,t- ascertain wlrether he had ! turn from the Right, by whom death
seen ine linnet, wmcn was m.staii.iv in us most uicamui lortus nas ueen
produced from his ,vaistco.it pocket, less dreaded, than tiansgression ol
saying that, untying .Mr. Keid s si.k the inward law ol universal justice
handkerchief, he found pari ol it car- ; and love.
ried into the wound, &. using a little In thc next place, self culture is Re
forie in withdi awing it, thc ball came ' ligious. When we look into ourselves,
out with it, not tt single thread of the we discover powers, which link us
sitk handkerchiel having given away,1 with this outward, visible, finite, ever
as appealed on examination. Air. Reid changing world. W e have sight and
iccovered, and is now a 'lieutenant olh?r senses to discern, and limbs and
cob nel in the army, and Governor of, various faculties to secure and appro
the Brr uudas. Glasgow Courier. I priate the material erection. And w e
---' have too power, which cannoi stop
St. Paul's Clock, Lo.vi.ox. A 1 at what we see and handle, at what
writer in'the Hertford Courant, thus ts within the bounds of space and
lao.r l.n! llti-i ftfifJ.'.lVi'.l I- In iho tow.! ,'l,le' "hii-li seeks for the Infinite, Un-
' lit created Cause, which cannot rest till
er of this cathedra!: j -t as,.pnd (0 the jvternat All-compre-
"Tlie pendulum h fourteen feet lending Mind. This we call the rc
long, and the weight at the end is one i,rju., . rinciple. and its grandeur
cwt.; the dials on the outside are cannot be ex tggerated by human lun- j founded slave aftern moment's hesita
Puftt v Gooo. Who is the author
of the following we know not. It va.3
found in an old newspaper that look
ed like it was printed when Adam
was a boy.
'Sambo was a slave to a master who
was constitutionally addicted to ly
ing. Sambo being strongly devoted to
Ins master, had by uint of long prac
tice, made hime!f a adept in giving
pleausibi!ity to his master's large sto
ries. One day, when the master was en
tertaining his guests in his customary
manner, among othermarvellous fueii,
lie related an incident which took
place in one of his hunting excur
sions. ! fired at a buck," sniJ Le, "nt a
hundred yards distance, and the ball
passed through his left hind foot, and
through his head just back of his ear!"
Thi-i evidently producing some lit
tle doubt in the minds of gnest?, ha
Sambo to corroborate
massa," says the almost con-
fort v-four pounds each; the dimeter
of the dials is eighteen feet ten inch
es, and the length of the hour figures
two feet two and a half inches.
"The fine toned bell, which strikes,
is clearly distinguished from every
other bell in tho metropolis, and has
been distinctly heard nl the distance
the French were descending into the OI wcn,y '"""'. 11 ' "m le"
ditch. To exaggerate this sanguina- ammwr, ana .. . 6,, , u.
rv strife is not possible to men or to nn '',f on- Th,s b ,s ll
any other person. The small groups on dt,,. "J""?, mmber ' .thue
of soldiers seeking shelter from tie roya. iam.,y, o. me. ,u.u ,ar, un
cart-wheels, pieces of timber, firc.j0P;" mormon, or oean oi me cautL'
balis, and other missiles hurled down i c i -t r
upon there; the wounded crawling , 1 w",e
I'H1! a,s till uuili
i.i i ti i - . .
reguia'ea ny a Mii.mer one wiimu; guagc; lor it makes out a being destin
the length of the minute hands : ou i ed for higher communion than with
thc exteriordials are eight feet,' and , the visible universe. To devclope
the weight of each seventy-five j tnj9t js eminently ' to educate our
ponnds; the length of the hour hands , seves. The true" idea of God, unfold
is five feet five inches, and the weight jCl ceai-ly and livingly within us, and
moving us to adore nnd obey him, and
to aspire after likeness to him, is the
noblest growth in human, and, I may
add, in celestial natures. Tne reli
gious principle, and the moral, are in
timately connected nnd grow togeth
er. The former is indeed the perfec
tion and highest manifestation of the
latter. They are both disinterested.
It is the essence of true religion to
recognize and adore in God tiie attri
butes of Impartial Justice and Uni
versal Lpve, and to hear him com
manding us in the conscience to be
come what we adore.
t ion, "me see de Dan nit em. Jss ns
massa lif up de gun to he eye, d?
buck Id up his hin foot to 'crotch 'im
ear, and massa's ball went dear
through im foot an' head at de sainv
Thc guests were perfectly satisfied
with Sambo's explanation, nnd swal
lowed the whole without further hes
itation; but when the guests wer
gone, Sambo ventured upon his re
monstrate. , "
uFor Gor a'migthy sake', mnsn,
when you tell a nuddersuch a big lie,
dont put urn so fur apart; me bah
dehlish hard work for get um totted-
1 and perfectly 'black, and !,-',lf "nds sterling-m the United pay attention to dre
with mud, from having fallen j Stafs currency, about six nnd two- without oemg proud
strangled; and fell from a blow-which . ed him for alms r
denrived me of sensation. I only re- thought you had th
into the lunette, where three hundred
were suflocated and drowned; and
all this time thc French on the top
of the parapet, jeering and cracking
their jokes, and deliberately picking
off w hom they chose, while, I am
grieved to say, thc troops lining the
glacis did not fire sufficiently, al
though, I must confess, they were
terribly exposed, and could scarcely
live from the cross-fire of grape-shot.
'You had better ask for manners
than money," said a finely dressed
gentleman to a beggar boy whoask-
asked lor what I
the most of." was
. - I i- - niillinrv ma 4tiA ran 1 nt Inn IiMIa mnr......i
ICelmg a SOIUICI JHUIIU!, , uiv w iuw ihhv uiciiuilohi.
thirds millions of dollars.
Tit kor Tat. A niniiber of white
ladies having peiii ioned the Alassa
chusetts legislature to repeal the in
termarriage law, the colored ladies
have sent in counter petitions. One
of them presented the other day, stat
ed that if the law was repealed, col
ored men would inairv white women,
and leave the petitioners destitute of
sympathy, and despairing of matri
monial felicity; also, that colored men,
even now, begin to slight their wives,
while tiie unmarried beaux nre mak
ing arrangements to obtain white
wives, to the great discomfort of col
A lady nsked a minister if she might
dress and fashions
plied ihe minister, "whenever you
see the tail of a fx out of a hole, you
mav be sure the fox is there also."
The N. Y. Tattler says: 'We heard
a 'midnight cry' the other night in
Park Row it sounded wonderfully
like 'We won't go home till morning.''
Wonder if Brother 1 limes edited it!
The Massachusetts Legislature has
reconsidered th ebiil compelling white
and colored persons to ride tegelher
in ihe same cars,ack indefinitely post,
poned it by a vote of 171 to 61. This
is right. The matter should be left to
each individual's own taste.
Bap Matches. Air. Bim was seis
ed with a had pain in his stomaeh the
other night, and got out of bed to
look for his hot drops. From the usu
al place on the mantel-piece, he tok
up what he supposed to be a row of
matches, and, one after another, he
snaked pthem ohi wi houteflcct: ns
he threw down thc last, he gave er.n j
his vexation by exclaiming, uD,.ng ;,
these matches won't go." His v;if?
now come to his nsristance, ftrd. nL
on the other end of thc niantei-piecc,
found some matches; and, having ob
tained a light, the first object t;..:i i.i.u
the astonished eyes of both was tiio
hed of her best lorlois-sl-.cll comb,
with erery tooth broken out ;itul
thrown upon the floor. As Mr. Pirn
stood looking aghast nl the cestn.o
tion wrought by -his own uiivgoW-i!
hands, Airs. B. cast a reproachful
glance nt him and retired' to her hcC
without uttering a svllablc. astc