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ASHLAND, ASHLAND COUNTY; OHIO; -WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2, 1854.
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Uli. CURTIS..- .Ppob ATE JODGE.
J. SHERIDAN ..Clkrk C C. Plkas.
IAL.EX. PORTEB...i.Pio Att't.
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iSAAC GATES Awto.
JAMES Wt BO YD. ... Tkeasobke.
J01IN IX. JONES ..SacK.iiT
X)RLOW,iSMITH.--.-.SomyKTOR,
VTOIIN.Ck. BROWN w-Corpnwi
tlEO. M'CONNELL J .- ; .
LUKE SELBY; Commission ers.
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GEORGE W; HILL .Abhland.
yjRLOW SMITH--r-- SouavAK.
J. McCORMICK- LouuoinrnxK.
RALSTON-::. Mayor.
. 'USSfRAVE r-.-rrRKCORDER.
JL.W. WALLACK. -a... Treasurer.
TJ.P.TULKERSON Marshali-
ADiOMB, r . . i -a.a
woodruff, ( ::Tlvmxa.
tL AMES, - f ,
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-, , ',1- WUDBft HVTELt -TtriLI-IAM
ZIMMERHAH, PraprteUri Bowa
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-V- -a ' EHPIBG IIOdBK, ! '-, -
dHlloiltOM; O. RAYKOI.DS.Froprtator.
-XV. Juurr 18, 1864 3S-tf,
THKnfeCTibTteglctoaBraBc that
kaa opBd Hotel, to fc called tha " Miller
RnM," iracr ooeite tba Kampeeli Botiaa.
Mala ttrMt, AaaJaad, and xeapectruUr aolicita a
karaaftka public patronage' - M. M1UL".-.
Aafcla, Marak 8a4r 184. u44. tf.
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AHEKICAH HOUSE.
rnBB deratf aed kavlag leaaed the above koaaa
A for a term of f aara, reapec trolly eolicita a ebare
f tka public patronage-. Mo eaort -will ke eparad
atlntiter to tka comfort of all who mar favor
hi at with a call. .' . "
T : p. BICE.
Jaremevllle. lov.'ao 1853. ; 8tf..
... CJBAHKJLll HOUSE.
H- ATlSGleaeedV tke above kamed Boaee for a
term of- jeare, the nderaicaed napectrolly
aolicita aakara of tba pablic patruaace. paUa
will be eparad to make comlortable all thoae who
aaav fkvoc kim wiw a aai u
WILLIAM BOBIKSOR.
A.blaad, 5 ov. S. 163.
Stf
. FOUER HOCSEi
JOSEPH DETAKMAIf. ka via f afaia takes the
ee Hooee,' will ka prepared to accommodate
all kta old frieade who mar favor kim witk a call.
"-lda4il,Iov. . w53. - Mtf
!'-' - W. a. HeCABII,
,?K jaftmf Lwm, mm JmHimt mf a faara.
WILL prampUy atwad to all kaaioeee oatroeted
tokiacara. jyOiwt, eoraer of Maia aad
Charck Streeta, - . - ; Ja i. 184 u . i.
-.... . -..-.-v. jr. w. iOSUfanmia,
fe .'iis.i ' . -..Attornei mt Law,- '
T O0OOKV1IJ.K, Aahlaad coanty.Ohlo. Prompt
X attenUoa givao to all huaineM conaect'd with
ke legal profeaaioB. ' ' Jaae 14. 1854 3tf
mm a. wita " -ItioMt .
7Jlm, 0x. . 3aAtead, Oata.
WATMir ic PABRFB,
BJMyV A caamaaf faro a .Xaw 4" aWra b Caracvrp;
HAT1HO lormed a copartaerrtlp,. will give
' prompt attcatioa to all buaioeaa entroated to
their care tavtfciaaad aarroaading eonatica. - Of
ce aearlr oppoait ta Sampeall Iloaae. ' ,
"AablaadlovJ:3dJ853::
HOIIEBT BEEB, ' ; "
- :Jttarnr mm CmautUar mt ZutDi'
jrS"TCB, f aia Street; Waat of tke 8amp
V aell Honaa,
, Ashlaad, Ohio.
Aaklaad. May 4tk. 1854.
altf
' 1 Mum v. icbi.xooo.:. viLiua uunii
CM i cKELI4M10atAa"LlSOIf
jkttfr Zaw ataal Salicilert in Chancer!
XTTILLattead to all profeaaiooal baaiaeaa -ea-V
trnaiad to their care, ia thia and adjoining
ooaotioc ' Aaklaad, Bov. 83d 1853. Mtf : -.
-' i--:- ' . ir flmTH, -Ifforavry
mmd CmautUor mt Lmw
OFFICE over Drag Store of Sampeell mt Co. Baai
aeaa -ia thia aad aeifkaoriag eotmtiea prompt
y-aneaded to. V - ! , 7r i i: ' --
, Aaklaad, Bov. t3d, M53. 3tf
vaoawa. bbbbt. ..---1 i - atax. bobtbb,
"V- .KBItllT JcPSBTEB, ,
I-".' -'jttf'w ni CmnUvi mt Lm. '
vvriHiattaBd promptly to ail baeiaeeeeatrBeted'
W to taair care ia thia and adjoiaiag coaatiee.
OMce corner of Main aod Church atraeta. r
- Aahiaad Hov. 83d. 1853. ,' ' - Wtf
aibnii. . ". - m. a'ceaaa.
., Bj-CLTOIV at jatcdnJBS,
: ' Atlmrnrn mndCnmitilmrmmt Zmwt ' "
kFFI-CB oa Mala atlaot. ooar -mho Store of T.
C. BmakaeU. Aaktaa4.Aehiaad vaaaty. u.
ovemke-3d. a93. -
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ATTOBBET. AT UW aad Jaetico of tH
. Peace. leadoavUle, Aaklaad Coaaty , Ohio., ,
.lSovemberS3d. 1853. Wtf
jr. moss, n. jdy
" PrmetUUner mf Mtdici and Surrirj,
"TTT Kro prompt tttaii'M to all calla ia
,MT kia profeanioa. - .s .-..
UayeaTilIe, July 5 1834. afitf ,;
"VFFICK oppoatUP.m I. Biaaefa Store, Main
Street. A ahland. Oakland coBntjr fain.
-TAakUnd. gek. 14. 1854. . . ;
7a,:i rbfc, CftAMEe 0. D I
OrFICE, adjoiaiac Milliag toa'a Drug Store
oppoeita P. fc ). Rieeera atore.
Aahlaad, April 19fl, 1845 a48tf .
V-ii-:r:.a-a. ir.-jr"ES .
.' 0 MUUctU Ukmml mf Mtdici, .
HVIAG located ia KugglaaTownahip, Aehland
-Ceanty, Ohio, oflera kia profeaaioaal aervicea
tthe pabKo gaaerally. Particnlar atteatioa paid
la Chronic diaeaaea, Khaamatiam, Liver and Lung
oomplaiBtay old Sorea, etc., Gaacera. Scbrrrona
'and Caaceroua Tamora removed without the
ajfa ci CanaUc. May 3. M54. aaotf
THUJUJ IIAVES,
. frmetitiontr mf Aftdicin mnd Surgery
SXTAHHAB. AahUnd Coonty . Ohio- Alao.Jaat
leo ol tke Peace and Hotary PBhliCc
'Hovemb)r, 853, tMtf
W, W. aVa.n(?SEI. M, JV.
THA1TKFUL for aaat tavore, raapectluliy
.aonaaeo- that abkao maamaa tao pvacuce of
MediciBa ia atf ita kraackaa. OAsa la tho m.
ire atora or It.
. Mayf7tk. 14.
F. SampaataVCcv.aihland.O.
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J2L T W. R1DSLE, :
1 j'oPiaaliHiBara JMimimm mmd Baryarv..
-tTTlLI. attead to all boaiaaaa ceaaected witk bia
v w profcaaioo. oma la uu mu" " .
lead eonatv. Okioi '- ' - '
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i.'i.. avKS jr. F. C JF. COWAH, .'
TRAfrriT10SBBB OF MBD1CIKR ABD SOB
PGERT. Jarumevillo, Aaklaad coaaty. Ohio.
Marca6th, ld54.- -
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WATCH MAKER ABD JEWEL
EB. Dealer ia Watchea.Jew-
; JSV - ;orr, Ciacka.Taafcao Hotiene, die.
t ' Watckea .aad Clocfca repaired aad
. ,C - warranted. Higbcat price paid for
flainpael Hooaa
VAaleni. Ohio;
3a pee i. lasx' -
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WltllAJI H'ALSTOB,
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r . '!l ftco Baildiag. Main (treat, Aaklaad,
1 Oiio. Oold and Steel Peaa. aad a choice
V:eaety of Jewelry, aapt ooaeantty oa
fFor the Athlaad TJnioa.')
TBIS SOHG TIfJIHIBi:-
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BT B.,KtKICK.
YeetarBlght a mafia epetl '
- O'er my eleep-bonad aplrit fall ; -
Baretiag oa my woaderlag eight
. i Streamed a waveleaa aea of light.
. Far beyond were cryetal domee,
Bappy epirif a aialew homea ;
Over atraeta of ahiaing gold . ,;
Bright nrocaeaioaa wave like rolled, -:
. Crewaa of daaaliag glory beamed,,
Harpa.like radiant Jewela gleamed, -;
.Andbeaeethkjky of blue ".;.'
Flowed a etream of nectar daw ;
' --Aagela gased through foreat bowera '
- Over deepe of a weUlag flowera. - -:
How 1 loaged for wiaga to fly a
:: f Tbroagh tao glory-aaload aky,' .
. ; Throogk tkeeo gatea or daxxlinailif ht ,
. ' Far beyoad death'a waata of eight I
Far from the rude clasp of. woo
"Where aad moaraere do not go,
" Moornfully by Babal'a atraam'a
Aa ia thia dark world of dreama;
-.- Wbere are heard no pitaoaaaigha, .
Wkara are aeea no kamid ayea, ....
Thoae who meet oa that bleat shore
Shall be parted never mora ; ."
,'' Hover la that bappy land '
- Shall he even til parting hand. ? .
... O that I coatd overleaf) ...
. . Dreary death'e atorm-a-atea aleep,. ,
Aad aacead tbroagh vistis bright
Into yoa broad aea of light f
-. -Bark I a aoag of trlampk awelle '
Frasa tao ellvery aaphodale, .
For another apirit flinga
Oft mortality and ainga:
" I am happy, I am free,
' Crowned with immortality.
Farewell earth with all thy enaree,
Aad with all thy weary carea,
- -' Farewell vice tky ckarma are paat,
I have karat throogk death at laat :
Bow I tread a akinlag way
Up into a cloadleee day.
Angela aa tkey kear my aong
-1 Haste to bear my eoel along.
How through deptha of may light :
. I am wooed by viaiona bright, . .-
Softly Xden'a aephyra blow .
Aa the darkaeee laJee below ; :
I am happy, I am free,
' Crowned with immortality .' - -'
isallattgo
From Harpor'a Magaziaa.
PmrSTICTORY ON LAKE ERIE.
After the capture of tke Torts York
and George, by which the river Niagara
was opened to navigation, Captain Per
ry was able to take some vessels brought
for the service from Black River to Lake
Erie. The lake at the time was in pos
session of the British fleet, commanded
by Captain Barclay, and Perry ran a
hazzard in encountering it , before . he
could reach. Presque Isle, now. Erie
where the other vessels to compose nis
squadron had been built.
He,, however, reached this spacious
harbor just as the fleet hove in eight
Having now collected his whole lorce, ne
made vigorous preparation to get to sea.
JJy the nrst pi August he was ready ; to
set sail, but the enemy lay off the bar-,
bor, across the mouth of whioh'.eztend
ed a bar, that he was afraid to cross un
der a heavy fire.' .To his great deligh t,
however, the British fleet suddenly dis
appearedCaptain Barclay not dream
ing that his "adversary was ready to go
to sea, haying gone over to the ; . Qanada
shore.; .'r :;....'..,.,-
; Perry was at "this- time but a mere
youb, of twenty-seven years of age, -but
ardent, chivalric, and full, of energy and
resource." From the time fce arrived on
the frontiers, the winter previous, be had
been unceasing in bis efforts to obtain
and equip a ship.
Materials bad to be brought from
P'ttsburg and Philadelphia, dragged
over bad roads' and unbridged streams.
But after the. vessels were ready for Bea,
he was destitute of crews and supplies.
" To his repeated and urgent call for
men, only promises were returned, nor
did they arrive until the English had
been able to finish and equip a large ves
sel Detroit which gave them "a
decided preponderance. Perry was ex
ceedingly anxious to attack the hostile
fleet before it received this accession of
strength, but prevented from doing so
through want of men, he was at last com
pelled to abandon all his efforts, or to
take his chance with his motjey, un
trained crew, in an action where the su
periority was manifest.
He boldly resolved on the latter course,
and taking advantage of Barclay's sud
den departure, gave orders for his men
to repair immediately on board' ship,
and with eight of his squadron, dropped
down the harbor to the bar; It was
Sabbath morning, and young Prry, im
pressed with the great issues to himself
and to his country, from the step be wag
about to take, sent bis boat ashore for a
clergyman, requesting him to hold reli
gious services on board his ship,
.The officers of the squadron were as
sembled on the decks of the St. Law
rence, and listened to an impressive ad'
dress on the duty they owed to their
country. Prayer was . then offered for
the success of their cause. Young Per
ry listening to the voice of prayer as he
is going forth to battle, and young Mac
donough lifting bis own . supplication to
God, as his deck is cleared for action,
furnish striking and beautiful examples
o naval men, v
. Zfext morning, the waterbeing smooth,
the guns of the St. Lawrence the lar
gest vessel, . were taken out,, and two
scows were placed alongside and filled
till they sunk 4,0 "the water's edge."
Pieces of limber were then run thro'
the forward, and after part of the vessel,
and made fait by blocks to .the scows.
All being ready, the water was pumped
out of. them,, and the vessel slowly rose
over the bar. She stuck fa8t, ',.bpweveri
on the top. and the scows had to be sunk
again before she finally floated clear and
moved off into deep water. ' The men
worked all night to get this one brig
over. . " The schooners passed over easily
and moored outside. , The St Lawrence
was scarcely, once more afloat, 'before
the returning fleet hove in' eight. ' Per
ry immediately prepared for action, but
Barclay, after reconnoitering for half an
hour, crowded - all sail and disappeared
again up the lake. The next day Perry
sailed in pursuit, but after cruising a
whole dav without 'finding the enemy
returned to take in supplies. On the
12th of August he received information,
as he was about to start again, of the ex
pected approach or a party of seamen
under the command of Capt. Elliott.
' Waiting-a r ay or two to receive this
welcome aid, he set anil for- Sandusky,
to put himself in communication with
Gen, Harrison and., the. north-western
army. .,-
He then." on the 25 thl returned to
Maiden, where the British fleet lay, and
going into Putin Bay, a haven in its vi
cinity, waited lor the enemy to come out.
Here, many of his crew were taken sick
with the, fever, which at last. seised him,
together with ' three surgeons of the
squadron.' -v.'' ' -
He was not . able to leave, his cabin
till the early part of September, when
he received an additional reinforcement
of a hundred volunteers. '"";
' These came from Harrison's army,
and were mostly' Kentucky militia and
soldiers from the 28th Regiment of In
fantry, and all volunteered for the ap
proaching battle. The' Kentuckians,
most of them, had never seen a square-
rigged vessel before, and wandered up
and down, examining every part of the
ship without scruple. ....
Dressed in their fringe, linsey wolsey,
hunting frocks, with their muskets in
their hands,- they made as novel a ma
rine corps as ever trod the decks of a
battle ship.
Uo the morning of the lUth of Sep
tember, it was announced that the Brit
ish fle .t was coming out of Maiden, and
ferry immediately set sail to meet it.
His squadron consisted of three brigs,
the Lawrence, Niagara, Caledonia, and
Trvpple, a sloop, and five schooners, car
rying in all fifty-four guns. -
x hat of the xtritish was composed of
six vessels mounting sixty-three guns.
It was a beautiful morning, and the
light breeze scarcely ruffled the- surface
of the water, as the two squadrons, with
all 'the "sails set, slowly approaching each
other. - The weather gage, at first, was
with the enemy, but Perry, impatient to
close, resolved to waive this advantage,
and kept standing on. when . the wind
unexnectedlv shifted in his" favor. Tan-
tain Barclay observing this, immediate
ly bove to, and laying with his topsails
aback,, awaited the approach of his ad
versary. .
With all this canvass out. Perry bore
slowly and steadily down before the
wind. ' The breeze was so light that he
scarcely made two miles an hour. : -
J. he shore -was lined with spectators
gazing on the exciting spectacle, and
watching with intense anxiety the move
ments of the American squadron, ' Not
a cloud dimmed the clear blue Bky over
head, and the Lake lay like a mirror re
flecting upon its beauty and purity.
Perry in the Lawrence led the line.
Taking out the flag which had been
previously prepared, and mounting the
gun-slide called his crew about him, and
said,' " JIt brave lads,-this flag contains
the last words of Captain. Lawrence.
Shall I hoist.it ?" " Ay, ay, sir," rwas
the cheerful ' response.' Up went' the
flag with a will.' and as it swayed to- the
breeze it was greeted with krud cheers
from: the. deck. -As--tho rest of .the
squadron beheld the flag .floating frcm
the mainmast of their commander s ves
sel, and saw " don't give up tie ship!"
was to be the signal for action, a - long.
loud cheer rolled down the line, - - ; -,
The excitement spread below, and all
the sick that could move tumbled up to
aid in the approaching combat. ,
Perry then visited "every gun, having
a word of encouragement for each cap
tain, beeing some of the gallant tars
who had served on board the Constitu
tion, many -of whom, now stood with
handkerchiefs tied around tbeir heads,
all clear for action, he said " Well boys,
are you ' ready ?" ": All ready, your
honor," was the quick response.
" I need not say anything to you.-
You know how to beat . those fellows ,"
he added smilingly as he passed.
The wind was so light that it took an
hour and a half after all preparations
had been "made to reach the hostile
squadron.:- This long interval of idler
ness and suspense was harder to bear
than battle itself.. . Every man was si
lently watching the enemy's vessel, or
in low and earnest conversation with
each other, leaving requests and mes
sages to friends, in case they fell.
Perry gave his last direction in the
event of his death, to Hambleton tied
weights to his public papers, in order
to have them cast overboard in case
they should be defeated read over his
wife's letters for the last time, and then
tore them up, bo that the enemy should
not see those records of his heart, and
turned r away, remarking ' this is the
most important day of nvy life" The
deep seriousness and silence which naa
fallen on the ship was broken by the
blast of a bugle from the Detroit, fol
lowed by the cheers ; from the British
squadron. A single gun whose shot
went skipping past the Lawrence, first
uttering its stern challenge, and in a
few moments" all the long guns of the
fleet began to play upon the Americah
squadron.'" ' -- - J-
Being a mile and a half distnnt, Per
ry coula not use his . carronades, and he
..... .
was exposed to this hre halt an hour De
fore he could get within 'range. Steer
ing straight for the JJetroit, a fourth
larger than his own, he gave orders to
the schooners .that lagged . Denina. to
range ud within cable length. These or
ders, the last he gave during the battle,
were - passed by trumpets from vessel to
vessel. - -. ,; -,- fi?rf. ?; 1
The light , wnd having nearly, (died
away, the .Lawrence sufiered . severely
before she could get near enough to
open-witk her carronades, and she-bad
scarcely taken her position,- before .the
fire of the three, vessels, was directed
against her. 4 , .1 ...
Enveloped in flame and smoke, Perry
strove desperately to maintain his ground
till the rest of the fleet should close, and
for two .hours i sustained this .nnequal
contest without flinching..
The balls crashed incessantly through
the Bides of the ship,'-dismounting the
gups and Btrewing the deck with the
dead, until at length, with ''every "brace
and bow-line shot away ," she lay an un
manageable wreck on the water. . But
still through the smoke", as it went be
fore" "the heaW'' broadsides, her ' "color's
were' seen' flying' and feleamed forth in
that glorious motto t -'? Don't, give up
the shipV: c'.,;.Tc-t . f; :i
.. .Calm and unmoved at the slaughter
around bim, and his own desperate po
sition, Perry gave his orders tranquilly,
as tnougn executing a manaevre. :
' Although in his first battle, unaccus
tomed to the scenes of carnage, his face
gave no tokens . of the emotions that
mastered him.. ; Advancing to assist
a Bailor whose gun had got out of
order, he saw the poor fellow struck
from bis side by a twenty .four pound
shot, and expire without a groan. . His
second Lieutenant fell at his feet. . -
Lieutenant Brooks, a gay . dashing
young officer of extraordinary personal
beauty, while speaking cheerfully to
him, was dashed by a cannon ball to the
other side of the deck, and mangled in
the most horrid manner. His shrieks,
and imploring cries to Perry to kill him
and end his misery, were heard above
the roar of the guns in every part of the
ship. ; - - '.;
J. he dying who strewed . the deck,
would turn their eyes in mute inquiry
upon their youthful commander, as if to
be told they had done their duty. -
Lieut." Yarrel. with" a handkerchief
tied around his head, and another around
his neck to staunch the' blood flowing
from his wounds, his nose swelled to a
monstrous size, from a splinter having
passed through it, " disfigured and cov
ered with gore, moved among this ter
rific scene, the very genius of havoc and
carnage.. Approaching Jferry, he told
him every officer in his division was
killed. , Others were given him, but he
Boon returned with the same dismal ti
dings. " : Perry then told : him he must
get along himself, as he had ho more to
furnish him, and the gallant man went
back Jo his fiuna, Only j)nce4nore didJ
the shadow of any emotion pass over the
countenance of this intrepid commander.
lie. had a brother on board, who was on
ly twelve years old. : The. little fellow
had had two balls pass through his .hat,
and had been struck with splinters, was
still standing by the side of his brother,
stunned by the awful cannonading and
carnage around him, when he suddenly
fell. For a moment Perry thougpt . he
too was gone, but he had -only been
knocked down by a hammock, which a
cannon ball had hurled against bim.- "' '
At length every gun was -dismounted
but one ; still Perry fought with that till
at last it waslso knocked from the car
riage. Out of the onp hundred, men
with whom he hadjgone to battle, only
eighteen-stood up un wounded. ' 'Look
ing through the smoke, he saw the Ni
agara apparently uncrippled, drifting
out of battle.- -w " T ' -:.-- ,
' Leaping into his boat with his young
er brother; he said; " If victory is to be
gained, I - will gain '.' it " and standing
erect,! he told the sailors to give way
with a wilL' The enemp, observing the"
movement, immediately directed their
fire upon the boat. ' Oars were splinter
ed in the rowers' bands by musket balls,
and the men themselves covered with
spray from the round shot and grape
that smote the water on every side.
Passing swiftly through the iron storm,'
he reached the Niagara in safety, and as
the survivors of the Lawrence saw him
go up the vessel's side, they gave a hearty
cheer, - Finding ber : sound and whole,
Perry backed his maintop sail, and flung
out his signal for close action. From
each vessel the answering signal went
up in the sunlight, and three cheers
rang over the water. He then gave his
sails to the wind, and bore steadily down
to the centre of the enemy's line.: . Re
serving his fire as he advanced he passed
along through the hostile fleet, within
close pistol range, wrapped in fire as he
swept : on. . Delivering his broadside
right and left, be spread horror and
death through the. decks of the Detroit
and Lady Prevost. . Rounding to as he
passed the line hs laid bis vessel close
to two of the enemy's spips and poured
in his rapid fire- The shrieks that rung
out of the Detroit were heard even above
the deafening cannonade, while the crew
of the Lady Prevost, unable to stand
the fire, ran below, leaving their wound
ed and bewildered commander alone on
deck, leaning his face on his band, and
gazing vacantly on the passing ship.
The other American vessels haying come
up, the action at once became general.
To the spectators from the shore, the
scene at this moment was indescribably
thrilling. . Far out oh the calm water
lay a white cloud,' from but , whose tor
tured bosom broke incessant flashes and
thunder claps the loud echoes, rolling
away over the deep, and dying amid the
silence and solitude of the forest. . .,' '
An action bo close and murderous
could not last long, and it was soon ap
parent that victory inclined to the Amer
icans, for while the enemy's fire slack
ened, the signal for close action was still
flying from the Niagara, and from every
American vessel . the . answering signal
floated proudly to the wind. In fifteen
minutes from the time., the first signal
was made, the battle was over. A white
handkerchief waving from the taffrail of
the Queen Charlotte announced her sur
render,,, .The firing ceased ; the smoke
slowly cleared away, revealing he two
fleets commingled, shattered and torn,
and strewd with the dead.. r The loss on
each side was "135 killed and wounded.
jerry having secured the" prisoners
returned to the Lawrence, lying a wreck
in the distance: whither she had hope
lessly drifted. - She had struck her flag
before she bad closed with the JN lagara,
butjt was now flying "again..- Not a
word' was spoken as he went over the
vessel's side ; a silent grasp of the hand
was -the only sign of : recognition, . for
the fteck around was covered, with dis
membered limbs and brains ; while the
bodies of . twenty ' officers and men lay
in' ghastly groups before Mm. " ' '; -
.As the sun wfnt down over the still
13.2F beams looked on a mourn
ful: spectacle. 1- Those ships stripped of
their, spars ana canvas as if they, had
been'swept by a hurricane, while desola
tion covered their . decks. At twilight
the seamen who had fallen on board the
American fleet were, committed to the
deep, and .the solemn : burial service, of
the Episcopal church read over them. .
The uproar of the day had ceased, and
deepsilence rested on the two squad
rons, riding quietly at anchor, broken
only by the stifled groans of the wound
ed, that were echoed from ship to ship.
As Perry sat that night on the quarter
deck of the Lawrence, convening with
his few .remaining officers, while ever
and atron the moans of his brave com
rades below were borne to his ear, he
was solemn and subdued. . The exoiting
scene through which he had passed the
reflection that his own life had been spar
ed, and. the consciousness that his little
brother was BlUmbering" unhurt in his.
hammock beside him, awakened emotions
of gratitude to God; and he gravely re
marked, " I believe that my wife's pray
ers baye saved me
It had been a proud day for him ; and
as he lay that night and thought what a
change a few hours had wrought in his
fortunes, feelings of exultation might
swell in his bosom. Such unshaken com
posure, such gallant bearing stern res
olution, and steadiness and tenacity of
purpose in a young man of twenty-seven,
in- his first battle, - exhibit a marvelous
strength of character,' and one wonders
at him more than his success.
It was a great victory : and as the news
spread bonfires, illuminations the firing
of vannon, tho shouts of excited multi
tudes announced the joy and exultation
of the nation. - The gallant bearing of
Perry -his daring passage in an ; open
boat through the enemy's fire, to the Ni
agara the motto on his nag the man
ner in which he carried his vessel alone
throuch the enemy's line then closed in
half pistol shothis laconio account of
the ?iieey in a, letter to tho. Secretary
of the JNavy, " We have met the ene
my, and they are ours , furnished end-
less themes of discussion and eulogy, and
he suddenly found himself in the front
rank of heroes. ...
The day after the battle the funeral of
the officers of the fleet took place. A
little opening on the margin of the bay,
a wild and solitary spot, was selected as
the place of interment. " It was a beau
tiful autumfl day, not a breath of air ruf
fled the surface of - the lake, or moved
the still forest that fringed the lonely
clearing. J. he sun shone .brightly down
on the new made graves, and not a sound
disturbed the "sabbath stillness that res
ted on the forest lake. -- The fallen officers,
each in his appropriate : uniform, were
laid on platforms made to receive them,
and placed, with their hands across their
breasts, in-the barges. As these " were
laid gently away, the boats fell in behind
in a Jong procession, and the whole swept
slowly, and sadly to the place of burial.
The flags drooped mournfully in the still
air. the dirge to' which the oars kept time
rose and fell in solemn strain over the wa
ter, while minute guns from the various
vessels .; blended their impressive har
mony with the scene. The day before
had been one of strife and carnage, but
those who had closed in mortal hate now
mourned like a band of brothers for their
fallen leaders, and gathering together
around the place of burial, gazed a last
farewell, and firing one volley over the
nameless graves, turned sadly away.
There, in that wild spot, with the sullen
waves to sing their perpetual dirge, they
slept the sleep of the brave. They had
fought gallantly and it mattered not to
them the victory or the defeat, for they
had gone to that still land where human
strifes are forgotten' ! and the clamor of
battle never comes. -
jy The American lady who writes
for the Tribune, from Paris, thus dis
courses of matters in which many of pur
readers will doubtless feel a lively in
terest: ' ' ' ' '
Bright plaids and richly figured floun
ces are much worn by Jr arasian ladies,
yet always relieved by a dark mantle
and harmonious bonnet.. X do not recol
lect ever to have seen a variously colored
delaine worn in the streets of Paris by
native. Black mantles ' are almost
universal for the street ; but for visits or
carriage promenades one often" sees those
of .white silk or lace. They are-like
short narrow scarfs, fitted low in the neck
to the shoulders, where they need to be
attached. " They are trimmed with floun
ces and ruches of the same, or embroid
ered and hung with lace, or made grace
ful in any manner that taste and expense
may dictate. , J
White bonnets . are fully' in season.
They are like bubbles bursting into
spray! ' From the front it is difficult to
decide,: except from her rank, : whether
your, friend .wears a cap. or a bonnet.
Full ruches, mingled with flowers, en
circle the face, .broad laoe lies over the
top of. the bonnet, fans but from the face,
and falls gracefully beiow the chin. ' ' The
lace is rather for married ladies than for
misses, and forbids avail.'; Young ladies
here are not allowed to wear shawls,
flounces, laces or feathers. Maidens un
adorned are adorned' the most, is the
maxim ;if their mirrors.' 3 '-'" "'
CI
' .' r e' :
. njaa JLIVEt BE DOIIVO. ' -' -
' Up and be dolog I aye, be resigned, ' '
Ne'er eo dejected aad pale ;
Man with aa Intellect man with a mind 1
What doea yoar sorrow avail 1 ' ,
Fear la the bosom and teare la the eye
Sever drive evila away s
Maarully struggle, earnestly try.
Up and be doing to-day X
Up and be doing I goala may be won
By persons of every spbere j - ' '
Deeda of .?ecUon and love may bo done
. Kvery day in the year.
Onward I whilst science la shedding her atorea.
' Aad light from bar portals ia etreamlng
. Up w ard I the, tar that at heavea 'a gate eoaro . . .
A lay of thanksgiving ia hymning I
Up and be doing I win a great name.
Purchase broad landa of yoar own ;
8teep is the eminence leading to fame, " . '
Thorny the path to reaowa.
Thorny and steep the one may be eUmb-d,
The other aa easily trod.
By him who with wladom hla actions aae timed.
- "Who centres his trust upon God.
Up aad be doing7gmaTmari and sighs.
Drive them aacoortaonsly hence .
Search after knowledge learn to be wiae.
Think of yoar shillings and pence. '
Poetry, fiction, and day dreams of biles
All very well in their way-
Are aot the right tools for a workshop like thia.
Up aad be doing to-day I
From tho Knickerbocker Msgaiine.l
A GRIZZLY BEAR HUNT.
A welcome correspondent, near Olynv
pia, Washington Territory, on tho " Pa
cific slope," sends us the annexed graphic
description of " A Grizzly Bear Hunt,"
which will greatly interest our Atlantic
readers. It is minutely correct, in every
particular : -
41 Pretty comfortable ranche for an
Oregonian, said 'Billy,' complacently,
as he stretched his legs so as to angle in
as much as possible of the genial warmth
of the fire. '
" And look threugh the window at
old ' Ramier.' 4 Humph !' says Billy,
shut him out :' he looms up too grim
and. cold in the moonlight-; in such
weather as this a man wants to look at
volcanoes .' ' -
" A cigar put Billy in such good hu
mor, and tho angle of his. legs increased
so amazingly, that it was a sight to see,
as I sat in my little fireside corner
and heaped on the logs, that threw out
the flickering light over. the little cabin.
"'Now' Old Grizzly 1 had a deuced
sight better have come down :
" ' Maybe he was afraid the canoe
wouldn't be safe this gusty weather .' "
" 'Afraid F says Billy; 'nian alive,
when one earns his name as he' did his,
fear and him are not very close acquain
tances. Let me tell you why we called
him so.' .,, ; -
" 4 You see, . Lander, as . Engineer of
Reconnoisance, was frequently off upon
detached duty,' and when we were upon
the eastern slope of the Rockey Moun
tains, near the head of the Marias river,
he took off"; from the main,., camp some
seven of us to aid him.
" We had been five days out from camp,
when one evening we saw a large moving
... f ew .1 . r " fT
ODjcct aiar on upon tne prairie, ne
had been for some days out of fresh meat,
and the idea of a rich, juicy buffalo-hump
induced Lander, a Texan named Guy,
a young Blackfoot, (whom we bad as a
guide across the Blackfoot Pass,) and
myself, to ride out in pursuit.
" " We three were all pretty well armed
with revolvers, and Guy had, in addition,
a double-barreled gun, loaded with slugs,
Lander particularly prided himself on
his horse an old buffalo-hunter from
whose back he had a short time previous
ly shot a 4 Lone Bull.'
"Guy was mounted upon a pony
which had been bought a few days before
at a camp of Grosventre's, whose capac
ities for running were, if Guy'B word was
to be credited, unequalled. lheJJlack-
foot was mounted upon a mule, while I
had a sturdy-built horse, 4 not good for
wear, and not muci tor run .
44 When we drew near, pur ' supposed
buffalo ,' was seen to be a grizzly bear,
of the largest class 1 He had come down
from the mountains to dig roots, and
as we approached he moved slowly off to
a covert of low bushes. . .
44 Now I'm not particularly cowardly
myself, but there was a certain some
thing in the appearance of that customer
that involuntarily brought to my mind
the many stories I had heard of the fe
rosity of his kind when molested, and
his lumbering motion, as be went side
ways over that little prairie, was sug
gestive of considerable speed when he
chose to ' let himself out .'
' I baited at once : and, looking back,
- . W -vj a
saw that x was already in advance oi
Guy and the Indian, who seemed to have
no more stomach for the . fray than I
had.
" Lander, however, shooting for ns to
come on. dashed in the covert alter
Bruin, the old horse, true to his lessons
in the buffalo-hunt, galloping up on the
right side. The bear awaited no attack,
but came furiously, from bis shelter, and
charged at racing speed,' upon horse and
rider. ' Lander and the bear went head
long one way, and Guy, the Indian and
1, in about as near an opposite direction
as was possible upon so short "a : notice,
until we went out upon the open prairie
again, i Here, looking back, we could
see Bruin, still in fierce pursuit .of 'Old
Buffalo ,' every instant getting farther
from the covert, and receiving the balls
from L.ander's revolver as he would turn
in his saddle to fire at him.
"Again he shouted for us to come up ;
but we could not trust our horses in a
trial of speed with tne now maddened
animal, and so kept at a wary , distance.
Lander appeared to have exhausted all
the loads in his revolver,' and yet,-save
a limping motion "itr hisgait the bear
appeared unharmed ;- but" the headlong
speed at which' he had gone had evident
ly told upon him, and as Lander galloped
towards us. he slowly turned again to
wards the covert. , I .:i "-,
. 44 He tried to prevail upon Guy to ride
. -ti:nn .;. nt - i
and that both of his barrels, loaded with
slugs would certainly kill him.. But
Guy's sole answer was ;
- 44 ' Look a-here, Kernel, you can lock
along arter the b'ar jist as long as you've
a mind tu, and her's my six-shooter, but
you can't toll me up thar, no how 1 I
dot't mind taking a turn with a big black
Arkansaw, but when it comes to hunting
gnzzaes on a pony, jist count me out r
But nothing could prevail upon Lah
aer to allow the bear to- escape: so
exchanging revolvers, he again dashed
into the bushes.'
"The bear, we could see. had lain
down in a tangled spot in the covert and
seemed to await the com Tig of his enemy,
Lander, supposing that most of his shots
had been futile, from the Bwerving of
his horse, determined to make sure work
this time, and so rode down to within
twenty feet of the bear, and taking de
liberate aim at bis head, fared.
In a bound the bear was almost on
him, and I held my breath and closed
my eyes, but was too paralysed to at
tempt to render any assistance. .
44 Guy seemed frozen on his horse ;
but the Blackfoot with a wild whoop,
charged down in a circle, waving his
blanket upon his gun, and making loud
outcries to engage the attention of the
bear ; but all would have been fruitless
had not tho gallant old horse, true to
his training, darted off to the right, and
so suddenly that 1 could scarce believe
he had escaped, when I saw the brute,
with a mad howl, fall where they bad
stood a moment before.
" One of the stirrups caught in a low
bush, and the rider was thrown back up
on the saddle ; and 1 found myself writh
ing in my seat as I fancied that all was
lost But no ; by a violent effort be re
covered himself, and I again breathed
more freely ; but only again to suspend
my breath, as a moment . later, the old
horse stumbled over a grassy mound.
The bear was within six feet of him, and
it seem as if all earth could not save the
rider. '
44 1 dashed madly down only to have
riden to my own destruction ; but again
the brave - old horse redeemed himself
nobly; and though evidently much
blown, stretched out across , the prairie
like the wind, the bear close ' behind. -Swinging
along with a rootling gate, his
green eyes seeming to strike hre ; loam
ing at the mouth and howling with rage
and pain, as ever and again Lander would
turn in the saddle and fire. When they
reached the open prairie. Old Buffalo
gradually widened the distance between
them; and firing low, the foreleg of the
bear was broken ; and rolling over on the
prairie, and groaning over the wounded
limb, the air grew frightful with . bowl
ings. Once more " backing bis borse
down ," Lander fired the last shot in his
revolver at the bear's head, when 44 Old
Grizzly ," rearing upon his hind legs,
stood for a moment pawing the air fran
tically and then fell back -dead I .
. 44 After a man has, upon the lonely
Erairie, stood his watch through the dark
ours of the night momentarily expec
ting an attack from hostile Indians, and
his blood has chilled and his flesh crept,
as he imagined, or really has seen, . the
lurking foe through the gloom, and yet
dare1 not fire, lest be exposed his own
person as a target ; after a man has gone
through this, night after night, he may
imagine ho can realize the meaning of
anxiety.
. : 44 All this I have undergone ; but nev
er before did my heart stand still, as it
did during that half-hour's combat
knowing as I did that with one false step
of the horse, the rider's life was not worth
the purchase ; impressed the more forci
bly upon me next day, when I saw Guy
thrown amid a heard of buffalo, by his
stumbling horse.
44 On taking off the skin, it was found
that eight revolver bullets had passed
into 4 vital parts .' One had broken a
fore-leg; one had made a deep wound in
the shoulder ; and the last shot bad giv
en the death-wound in the head.
44 Of twelve shots fired in the heart of
the contest, eleven had hit the bear, nine
of which would have been death-wounds
to anything but a grizzly. We estimate
him to weigh twelve hundred pounds.
44 Our little mule was loaded down
with the best: portions of the meat, and
driven into camp by our Blackwood ally
singing the brave song of bis race, and
relating between-whiles how their war
riors kill the fierce animal.
41 With their imperfect arms, they
never attack the bear in the summer.
It is only when torpid with cold that
they seek his den in the mountains ; be
fore which they make a barricade of logs
and kindling a huge fire, by its light,
riddle the vulnerable parts of the bear
with arrpws. - " -: r
' Lander became to our Indian guides
an object of great admiration, and was
christened by them 4 Kaya ,' or bear of
the mountain, which we anglicized by
the euphonious cognomen of 4 Old Griz
zly.'- , -: - ."'
-kr A pleasant journey we naa to war a
the eanin. the Indian chanting as we
went, and we admiring the sublimity of
a sunset upon the broad prairie. a he
sun was drooping down behind the Rocky
mountains, which., strech far. to. the
northward, with here and there a snow
crowned peak uplifted, like giants, seem
ed indeed. - '' Ji ' i
i To eentiael aachanles land. -
There was no speaking aloud : awed by
the loneliness and quietude, there "Fas
something deeper; 'nobler, m the yery
hush qf solitude, than earthly voices
speas. - -
44 We made pur camp by tne snores oi
- e ' 1 T i . a'- a
a low laice, wnere myriaas oi . water
fowl sported unscared.hy the shadows of
the dark pines, the water seemed of a
steel-like blackness: contrasted grandly
with the silver streams that were bound
ed in by the grassy banks of the prairie.
. 44 Sitting round our camp-fire at night,
and watching the nickering light shining
out upon the lake, in the' calmness and!
holiness of the time when . . . -, t,
Tba eating carea of the day."
Fold np tbeir teato like tho Arab
And Bileatly steal away.
it appears a sacrilege and a profanity
to have taken life in such a spot ; and
there seemed a nobility in the oourage
with which the poor animal fought for
its life. ...'""J '.
44 1 tell you, in the quietude of the
night, when the moon poured forth her
rich light over the slumbering prairie,
and lit with a holy glow the grand moun
tain peaks " -.
44 Well, did yoa kill any more bears,
Billy ? Because if you didnt you need
'nt mind about the scenery. ' I can see
grandeurs from my cabin door any day.
- 44 Humph I" says Billy, as be angled
in all the fire-place.: - E. J, A.
Allen's Claim, near Olympia, ( W.
T.) January, 1854." ;
REFORMATION OF WILLIAM WIRT.
The distinguished William Wirt, with
in six or seven months after his first mar
riage, became addicted to intemperance,
the effect of whieh operated strongly on
the mind and health of his wife, and in .
a few months more she was numbered
with the dead. Her death led him to
leave the country where he resided, and
he moved to Richmond, wbere he soon
rose to distinction. But his habits hung -about
him, and occasionally he was found
with jolly, frolicsome spirits of bachana
lian revelry. His true friends expostu
lated with him to convince him of the
injury he was doing to himself. But he
still persisted. . 1 1 is practice began to
fall off, and many, looked on bim as on
the Bure road to ruin. He was advised
to get married with a view of correcting
his habits.- Thia he consented to do, if
the right person offered, v He according,
ly paid his addresses to Miss Gamble.
After some months attention, be asked
her hand in marriage. She replied,
44 Mr. Wirt, I have been well aware
of your intentions some time back, and"
should have given you to understand
that your. visits and attentions were not
acceptible, had I not reciprocated the af
fection which you evinced towards me. -But
I cannot yieldtny assent until you
make me a pledge never to taste, touch
or handle any intoxicating drinks ." . -
This reply to Wirt was as unexpected
as it was novel. His reply was, that he
regarded that proposition as a bar to all
further consideration of the subject, and
he left her. Her course towards him was
the same as ever his, resentment ant)
neglect.,;; f; s
In the course of a few weeks, be went
again to solicit ber hand. But ber re
ply was that her mind was made up. He
became indignant,' 'and regarded the
terms Bbe proposed as 'insulting to his
honor, and vowed it should be the last
meeting they should ever have. He
took to drinking worse and worse, and
seemed to run headlong to ruin.'
One day, while lying ra the outskirts
of the city, near a little grocery or grog
shop, drunk, a young lady, whom it is
not necessary to name, was passing that
way to her home not far off, and beheld
bim with his face upturned to the rays
of the scorching sun. She took her hand
kerchief, with ber wn same marked up
on it, and placed it ever bis face.
After be bad remained in that wy
for some hours be awakened,! and hia
thirst being so great, he went into the
little grocery and grog shop to get a
drink, when he discovered the handker
chief, at which he looked, and the name
that was on it. After pausing, be ex-
claimed,
44 Great God ! who left this with me t
Who placed this on my face ?'V ?
- No one knew. He dropped the glass,
exclaiming:,
"Enough! Enough I"
He retired instantly from the store,
forgetting his thirst, but not his debauch,
the handkerchief, or the lady, vowing,
44 that if God gave bim strength, never
to touch,, taste or handle intoxicating
drinks ."
To meet Miss Gamble was the hard
est effort of bis life. If be met her in
her carriage or on foot, he popped around"
the nearest corner. - . v.?
She at last addressed him a note, in
viting him to her house, which be finally
gathered courage enough to accept.' Ha
told ber if she still bore affection to him
he would "agree to bet own terms. " 'Her
reply was, . , -- '.. -'
44 My conditions are now what , they
ever have been ."
" Then ," said Wirt, " I accepttbem.
They soon married, and from that day
he kept his word, and his affairs bright
ened, . while honors and glory gathered
thick upon bia brow. , . .V,
His name baa been enrolled high in
the temples of fame ; while patriotism
and renown live after him witb imper
ishable lustre.
i i s s a i , , ; !
An Ubfeeuno Mother. Monday
evening as the train from Cleveland to.
this city was taking in wood and water
at Cardington, a gentleman came into
the cars, looking for an owner for a lost
baby, a fine child about six months old
which he said he found crying oh the
platform. No one claiming it, a passen
ger pointed out a woman with whom ha,
said ne saw tne cnua.
She sternly denied all knowledge of
it, but finding herself closely cornered,'
she admitted she was the mother, that
she bad a bad husdand. and that she had
taken that course, in hopes that the
child might fci iQta rbe hfends pf some'
person who would take care of it. . The
unnatural creature finally took her baby
and came on the cars to this city, where
she got o$ Columbus Fact, 19f
A German sculptor in Athens
has discovered the quarries of the red
and green antique marbles, so famous ia
the history of Art. The former are in
the chain of Taygate,: and the latter ia
iuisiana oi linos.
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