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Au Advcuture of the last War.
One .lay during the last war,, opposite to
Ports-mouth Harbor and aboui three miles from
the s-horc, lay a black, frigaie at anchor, and the
continual motion on iiss decks as seen with the
aid of a glass from land, betokened thai some
event of unusual interest was soon lo occur. Al-
1 T 1 A n nnlnr. VOrtltirOfl till lVM
inOUgll II MHIWCU tlU kUluio, injum-u
of but liule exptrience in 'naval mailers 10 de
cide thai it was English. What could be its
object was a mystery. lis wooden walls1 ef
leciually concealed from many who watched It
anxiously from the shore, and when, during the
day it was joined by another vessel or the same
class, and a heavy man-of-war, not a little ex
citement was created among those who lived
Towards Portsmouth the enemy had often cast
longing glances, n was me Kry iu new Hamp
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shire and the western part of Maine, and pns
essinff one oTthe finest harbors in the world,
where a navy, without Josing a spar, might ride
oui a lerr.post, it held in their eyes a place of
no mean Importance.
But the iron teeth that grinned o'n trie forts
at ihe mouih of trie riscatuqua naa nmienu
been an effectual check upon their courage.
Besides several thousand well trained soldiers
had been collected there, in anticipation of an
attack, and whole companies of -olunteers were
daily arriving, from the northern parts of the i
Stale, and even from the Green Mountains,
panting with a desire for the cohflict. Ports
mouth was under martial law. lis rope walk,
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p uwiri ifiUWO, uttu -" " "
v.tth the bone and muscle. (of New England, all
iletermined to defend the .place to-the -..last ex
tremity. The shore was walked for miles,
tiiahi ami day, by a corps, of entinels, and eve
ty ptecauiion taken:to guard against-surprise.
A notice of the. approach of" the iWar 6tnps
Minn reached the town. Thetfall flag staff that
had been placed near the rroathx)f the river,
mid was watched from the steeples, was seen
o have been inclined towards the sea, which
was the signal of danger agreed upon. And
when ihe nun went down not knowing how era
ineni it might be, the excitement that filled the
plare was tremendous. There was mounting
in licit ha-jie, atld coursers dashed through the
precis like the winds. Erery cart aud car
)Nie wat busy in re'ruoring th'e Awomen and
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'ajutftfee to a stai:on 01 security, anu vuu ouir
litrs .huMUshed rtbeir arms 5nd renewed the
charges in iheir pieces, an-3; were ready latl1te
'lap of the .drum m. jhetbiast pf ihe bugle, to
pring to tneir dejencc
The night gathered dark, aitd chijl The
heavens looker-watery, andfilled witbclud of.
A double watch was jet upon, the at
pusis, and the soldiers lay d(ow,nto dream of
iheir home or of battling for its safety.
N- sooner had nhe-dafiWsa settled the ea,
'han boats just obserable' Hitoiigh the twilight,
'ere seen passinj beiweett'the fi'nemy'u ves
els., and evidently" bearing orders from one to
'he mhor maturing their plan. Through the
"pened port-holes ilights could'-'be' -teen flying
' nl directions, an there-VaH .rione'wlto save
'hee niovementH who did -nottff el thefateof
on'thB, rna&Uatulf on eiltiv; emtiiei
'- T: v&ii .-ft-'ifJ Ifi till
comma.ndinc, ta.vjaw.of Jh Teasels. weTo cpl-
'"'ted little comnanies.of sneculaitre waichers.
. . . bits
Oiiahttlc lul pckAiew.r.od8 frojn Keht.e,
e eaut ide of ihe pver. were gathered Jen
u iiwbpbwii 1 1 i n i m in
or twelve men, noting every motion that was
visible, and lisiening to every sound that came
from the waters.
Is it not possible 10 know what is the ob
ject of those waier coffins V said an old gentle
man while, lie strained his eyes as the darkness
4 It might be, done,' said a young man whose
face had been bronzed by a familiarity with all
weathers; 'it Js neatly dark enough. Come,
Bill, what say yu? there won't bo so much
light as conies from a cat's eye in an hour; shall
we take a boat there and slip along side? Bill,
as a stout fellow of rhirty was called, could noi
permit that a man younger than himself, .should
propose a deed he would shrink from executing,
and immediately signified his, willingness to
join in the. almost reckless enterprise. (
The night was cloudy, the darkness had set
lied thick and heavy, ihe waves looked like a
black, undulated pall, and as though to increase
the awftilness of their condition the British had
extinguished their lightssoon afier the advert
lurcrs had launched their, boat, and not an ob
ject could be traced in the almost palpable black
ness, the boat's. length distant. They rowed
silence for some time, and had gone two
thirds of ihe disiance before either spoke; 'are J
vnn .nrp tins is the rioht course. iSiedi at lenylli
said Bill, as they rested on their oars.
Hush, speak lower. No I am not, certain,
hut- we cannot be far from them. If but one
star would look out it would be better than this
eternal gloom. I cannot even see the lights
on shore, throught this fog. What a murky
we arc out in !
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Gloomv as a graveyard,
Hang the British, I had rather meet a legion
of ihem by daylight,' whispered Bill, moodily.
4 But hark! there they lay, dead ahead, and get
ting ready to mace a port too,' he continued, Us
he heard the low gratings of a cable, as it was
slowly and cautiously drawn up.'
Lightly as the swallow's wing the oars dipped
into the brine, silently as iho fin of'a sharkthe
boat cut the water, and directed by ihe sound,
ere the anchor swung at the tow, ihey glided
unseen under ihe very stetn of the large ves1
sel. Here they held fast for several minutes,
in breathless anxiety to catch some word which
should reveal the desired secret. But ihe hum
ming of voices out of which nothing distinct
could bo gathered, was mingled with the winds,
sighing'throtigh the rigging, -and the dashing of
ihe waves against the huge fabric.
With thir patience nearly worn out, Ned at
length whispered, Bill, .if you can keep your
hold; 1 will go aboard and gei a fuil report of
these villians1 business.' The latter was about
to reply when ihey heard hurried motions on
the deck, a large, boat was li down, and a do
zen men, all of whom, by the faint light of a
lantern, ihey discovered to be armed, pushed
off towards ihe shore ihat lies south of the Pis-
cataqua. Scarcely had they gone,, w hen Ned,
with the assistance of a rope ihat dragged into;
the water, climbed to the deck. The watch
was grouped beside a j;un carriage, and Ned,
as confidently as though he had been one of
the crew, walked by. and reaching the hatch
way, descended lo the lower deck. Here he
found himself among several hundred men,, a
part of whom were in their hammocks, but 'til
ers, although it was as dark as a dungeon,,ap
peared to be arranging their clothes and pre
paring for some desperale enterprise.
Almost lost in confusion, he stood motionless'
at "the bottom f ihe steps, but he had been.ihere
but u moment,, when hearing some one ap
.prpaclung, he Ftepped aside hastily, and not
knowing" wltere he, might be, held oui ins hands
jo gnpe the way.. As chance-wotjldhave il,
he went direcilv towardu the head of a sailor
wl.0 was trying to catch .an hour's .sleep before
bis nig'bt's work should commence. ,lsred quick
ening .his pace .as the step came nearer,, sud
denly plutigejd his fi!iger8iH).tiieocksif.the
sleeper, and wiih such force .'.hai.his had re
ceived no inconsiderable wrench. The old, tar-
leaped to hisJeet iu a twinkling, and Ned darted'
off like' chicken chased -by. a"lta'wkv'leaviug
t t . t t
be-angry aiur daring me w note snips compa
ny to' ttyto'take Jtia scalp off.-.'
He sOji)ii learned'that u -was thontention to
mukrt an aitemot lo etter.t anentrance- a. uie
harbor i.hafinghi, and' ther boat he had seen
leave the ship, was gone to exatriirie ilrachains
which had been thrpwn across the matu cliau-
I . . 1 nn,l i V rn.!4f iKIu. " I' f tUrtrrt PKt 1 1 r . t nil
IICI, aim tl pwaaiuit, acici iiicui a ma tvuo an
he could learn. It was enough, and he felt
there was urgent necessity of giving ihstani
warning of the danger. But when he reached
the hatchway, he found the passage entirely
closed by two old veterans, half intoxicated,
who had settled themselves to have a quiet
lime at lauding Old England and cursinj; the
Yankees. Ned stood 'by, entirely invisible, but
necessarily hearing every word! It was near
ly an hour that he stood vaiting for them to
rise, and listening- to their outbreaks of passion
concerning the Americans.
Their men are rto bolder than our women,
and their guns are no heller than tin horns,'
said one gruffly. ' No Jack,' Isaid the oiher,
arid do you know thai once on a time, about
twenty of our gals on the coast of Cornwall,
dressed like sailors, put otTin a gnrt boat, atld
look a Yankee seventy-four wilh.no other arms
than old v words? Ned, boiling with rage
could not hear such slander, and regardless of
the consequences roared out, 'ihat's a d d lie,
you old dog.' Both sailors shocked as though
ihe magazine had exploded, plunged toward him.
and awakened lo a sense of his situation by his
own voice, Ned sprang out of their reach, and
aa soon as the uproar had in some degree sub-
rsirlnti. made his wav on decK. liui nero an
inovnorfpil prnYit nr,'rlirrnil. The boat which
, , , . . 4ti-.' again climbed on board, had observed ihem fas
had left just before he came on hoard had just;
, , , , . ., ten the prisoner, and waited a lit time to spring
rninrrinri ;iwl tin prmr wlinn hft stpnnetl on I 1 ' "
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deck, were in iho net of lifting up a prisoner. t
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Determined if possible, to know who he might;
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be, he elbowed his wav with admirable cool-,
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ness and succeeded in taking the arm offine:
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prisoner. While nonce of their success was i
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paa.-CU UBluw, lieu iiiuuu iiiipunuunj tu i,ina-
per a word of encouragement in ihe prior 'fel
low's ear, and when the order was given that
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he should be conducted to the cabin, Ned stole
aft and dropped into ihe boat.
i he pr.soner lounu mo caoin .urnisueu in an ,
elegant and even Mimpinous style. Sofas, book ;
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C3se, aiul, tables of .the cosiliest Wood, rested j
on a carpet .hat trod like velvet. Mirrors of (
enormous dimensions, renecteu uio occupant, ,
ul lllll teiI2n. "i every s ue;. ti. tain ; inni"
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above a 'rack that' looked .like a dazzling pyra
mid, so rich were the polished sword blades
and jewelled' hilts, ihe sifter scabbards, the
varnished pisiots, the fieel sabres and ihe guns,
touched wiih ihe highest finish that skill could
give ihom. Flower vase., filled wiih beautiful
exotics were fastened to a stand, diffusing an
aproeablc odor ihrou'gh the cabin
An old man!.
with snow while hair and thoughtful brow, sat
in an antique chair of
carved oak, and fash -
ionrd after such
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a luxuiiotis paiiem that one;
might have lounged his life out in i, anil never
grow weary. A girl, .lie daughter of .he old
man. witn sucn a sweet countenance as can
belong only ii a pure niind, and with lips as
Iomplitig as her own fose-buds, was re'ading
when he entered The prisoner was brought
before, the hard-featured veteran, and tlie offi
cers arranged theqiselves about, at iespectful
Young map,', said the old commander, wiih
a severe frown and penetrating Idok, remem
ber it is ihe truth uf what .you shall , say, on
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which your. l;fe depends . any attempt at de-
ceniion. In my .presence, win cause you to
hutig irnmediaielyat tlie yardrarin..
' Who are you ? ,
J '.'",l',':lii ' i' . . J- .. i ,'t':' -.
,K 4(A. Boldier.of theArnep'can.jAriijy ,VJ j
watj.duijriwero, yput performing on
.shore? , M 4 - , ,,.,, s.i. ;,i 'uw.au
,'iniatiof,fnitncLOj.atch.,for jheti approach
,of the murderi.ug Briitsh.' ,, , ri1 if iUt .
' Bridle yourtinAdlence,young man;-:y.ou, did,
not perform your duly so well ihat y.ou.c.an
boast of your occupation.'
4 Ask-your liervaitt which vwas-lh hardest,
his heaorhtygu'ips'iock.' .I cotild noi dissolve
the'niglii hut I swepisatiray-' thd: cobwebs )tha
clouded before7 thti jsiars beforehis dycs.'j
' "''Sir,' Wifid ihe reYeian; iti a voiceJhoarse'vlih
anger w'liicWe strove to conceal! ' Mvhat' is
'he ffornVassemHled this 'night' in Portsrho'ulhll
.Recoiled that I shall krtow ; before nidrhihg.'and
if yon decetVenie you shall die at day break.7ts
''rhis morning it'wasvprotlainiL'd ihai'tf ntiin
be'rid thiriHli'oliVahd, ahd tliey lih!ve'five? hun
dred camions' ih fowrf, ready to blow ydur4)d
htiSka ouVdf tlW wner, like Cockle etielL, If you
are so fortunate as to floal, .after the funs have
the sifting of you.
The old. commander clenched his ;fist, his
face grew while as his ctavat, and he would,
have ordered the fearless soldier lo instant pun
ishment for his boldreply, had not his 'daugh
ter, who had stolen lo his side, pressed his
arm aud breaking into lears, whispered mercy.
An angel's tears will melt iron, or at all events
an iron soul, and his countenance lost its Mern
ness as hegently put her aside, aud directed
that the soldier should be secured and guarded
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on the deck for the night. .
As ho left the cabin, ihe girl unseen h.V her
father, threw her arms about the soldier's shoul
ders',; and he, touched by. such uuloukedrfor
kindness, rnarniured.a fervent-blessing on -her
young, heart. , v
The night grew d'atker as fhe minutes glided
by. The rmslt wras so dense that; it w:as impos
sible lo distinguish even. the outline -of an. ob
ject six feet distant; and it seemed ihat the
clouds. rested. on thu;waves andi.euvelopcd.lhti
The hands and feel of the prisoner were then
ironed, and he wa lashed "by a rope to a 'gun
carriage. The watch that was sei tover hiiii
walked the length of ihe deck, momently pas
sing and repassing-, thus rendering escape by
his united efforts impossible. Ned having
and rescue him ; and it was when the seniinel
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passed htm to go to the bow, that he glided' to
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the prisoner wuh a thrusiwith r. kniie sever-
eU U1U CUIUS lllill OUUIIU lilUI IU VLUU, UIIU
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111UI1" Ulill III 1113 ildin us IllUUHII I1U H CIC till
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infant, hastened to the stern and swung into
ihe boat. As for life they plied their oars, but
iKey had scarcely left, the , ship, when they
heard ihe alarm given upon the decks,
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for lights and shoutsihai the prio,ner .had es-
caned-, followed. Lantern? ilew through the
w C()Iirusi(,n The bold feow8
. . . , ' . f , . .h:it deen jiirk.
uess,,that. it0w.as impossible fortithe British ii
- d ahh h vilhin a ialnl
fc fc wereJnabo l0 re5lrain.lhuir joy,,but
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.villi ihni rr'nr-l.tn..c nat phnrar fir 7P.S Amer
ican soldiers,-esU'don their oars and . gave
three hearty cheers. Scarcely had the , last
hurrah left iheirjipsj than. a stream of fire shot
out. from, the ship, and rtrhe. deep bortni of ihe
canntMiawakened them,to their folly. Though
, ball whistle by,
im rI'l. hnai(ivin?M shrill call
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t to quarters rose on iue mg"1! '" ouu"
, vn..r. MorT nn nlt:ii-k VprV moment. TUSUeU lO.
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aeienu tnc ucchs. . . ... Hr - :
' . ' ' ahl,rB saf0iVfc nd
Mnnel q hia;shaclies was reaUy
hig Th? njghl
' passed heavily and in,, suspense, and nhc sun
rose from its bed looking cold as art icicle.
The sea was blue but caltfi, and jsvery ship
was gone, and not a speck doited it from the
shore to the horizon. The Britfsh had given
over airattempts on Portsmouth,' but 'whether;
restrained by the crafty story oT tho Sentinel,
or (he valiant cheering of the men in1 the boat,
will perhaps ever be pbint in dispute. '
TjtEl.EAaTii As BotLINO jtETTLE.-rrrrrlt is
proved that .water, if found JQOU.feet deep. In;
the earthii would-be sufficienily heaied 10 servo
for supplying ..warm baihsr wasb;ng,qpDking,
and various domestic uses; . In .P.aris,:t.hey, ar
really endeavoring to bore for ii at that depth;
;fd' kitchen consuniptibn." '''-
0, Yes." The fidlowing.is.apiexplanatio.ii
, t. .
of O .Yes." so familiar, .lo.thd frequeniers of
courisjusuc.c l.Ljs derivdrotjihgjpren.qh
wprd.lQyc, meaning iij and wasusiused
in Engjaijd ui warn spectators, iiif coyrj to be
silenidindhear the proceedings5, but,. birice that
lithe, tui&.uied'ifo'r other law purposes, -,
roe couniy, N, Y,
-tilu Si'uari, ti?, Parma, Mon
found a basket at his door
ihe .eveuiiigoflhe15ih insia"'0n opening!
s'bdsket'a i'fiife littfe'ba!by',?abdtnvaix days old,
ii fouiid in :'n, tiigctller' wfihieii dollar hill'
and1 a' piece of paperon which Vaa written,
Mora will beenwlien' this is"e;Htrittted.j'
We' .rilop,e"rflr Mr1.' Sidart's sake 'Ifiat tho "notQ
referred to the blTi; and nt, ?4?br8 A
Pay" the? Printer,
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Parody ihii Declaration of aude
The, Salisbury (N. C.) Waichnian tellsth'
story of a-tarern keeper, who, having growif
rich, grew very careless, and.so offiiiideithM"
lawyers, by whorn his, house, had for year,beeti!-,
rilled, that, during one crowded es.ion -of ifi
court, they-wiili one ac'coVd forsook hmV, ' leaV?'
ing behind them the following parody otuth.si
Declaration of- lndttpe!tde'dcej'-''i
"When, in the cbursertlf human evptiiSfit
becomes necessary fur's hHlfhimsryX halPfeflJ'
imposedion set of men, to dissolve ihe bxtuWnf
landlord and boarder a descent respect for life
opinion of mankind requires ihat theyioiihl1"5
declare the- causes which have impelled them
to the separation
ru uuiu uiese uuuis ui uu seit-eviuent, inai
all men, are created with stomachs, and ihey are
endowed by their Creator with certain-tua'ienar.
ble rights, among-which'tfre, that-uo tnah'shotild
b'e""coriipulIed 10 Starve, 'out of riiere",ci')nirhaio
10 a landlord, and that every man has a'nghjjot
fill his Siomaqh aud. wet his., whi&ile. wuhPthe.
best that's going. . nty
Tho history of ihe present landlord' of jtbq
White Lio'h is a history of repeated inults, e'
actions aud injuries, all having in direct, object
the establishment of absolute tyranny orer.ou'r
stomachs and throats. To prove this, Iet'factH"
bo submitted to a candid world. v ,-,, "k
He has rejuscd, o keep any thing Jodrird
but bald-taced whiskey.
He has refused lo set upon his. table 1 fordm
ner any thing but turnip auup, wiih a little tough:
beef .and aourcrotiK which are not wholesome
aud necessary for the public good. f ,
He has re.lused to let his only servant, Jblinki.
eyed Joe, put more than six grains uf coffee to
one gallon of watert
He has turned loose a multitude of ' mosq'ui
'ios 10 assail us in peaceful hours of thehiigliE'
and eat out our substance.
He has kept up, in our beds and btidstea'dsy
standing armies of merciless'1 savages,' wlids'e
rule of warfare is undistinguished destruction.
He has excited domestic insurrection among;
us by, taking, bitters before breakfast.iaiid' ma
king his wife and servant do the same Jjeforif
dinner, whereby there i often 4hp?verydeuc;
10 pay. i - ' 'i 8rii
He has waged cruel war against nature 'ker
selfjtby feeding our horses with broom-strawt
and carrying'them off to drink where su ineTH
fused to Swallow. ; - -
He has protected, one-eyed Joenhs hts rili-
lainnyi in ihe robbery of our jugs, by pretending
10 give him a mock trial; after sharing witii hTn.,
the spoil. . . Y&'
He has cut bfivour trade wiih foreign -pbrlVV
and brought in his own bald-faced whiskejv
when we had sent him to buy better HqubV'aljJ
broad; and with a perfidy scarcely paralleled
in the most barbarous ages, he has beenknown
in drink our foreign spirits, and fill up' our bV--tlea
with his own dire-potions. a3r
Heihas; imposed axes upon ?us to an-enor-mousiarhouiitagainitTour
consent, and without
any rulobtitshis own.aibiirar will and pleas'-
ure. ,c ui '.-.. ifM-.ir
AilandlnrdiVwhoseicharacter is thus5 marked
by erer.y. ctr.whichfmay. defilesauyrahvanda'
master, is unfit to" keep a boarding house Tor
' Nor have we been wapnng in our attention
o Mrs. fi'. aiid' MrsSally, We have appealed
to their native jusiice and magnanimity, we have
con urcd them to alter a stato of things, which
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wqpl4 inevitably interrupt our conneciion and
correspondence They, too. have beep deaf to
the voice of justice; we are, therelore.1con-
sirained 10 hohl all ihNe dfiKe, parlies alike in
imical to our well being, and regardless of our
uf oiiri final aeparatjoH jVuBij, ours landlord.tand
cast our$defian):ejtin Insjjf tk.!,6.. e f "
p n ... .u.u ex cf41jfi,
Ihe Other Wavv A iittlo, ragged urchin
hadjjbeqpif ejitby V(nfchnic.tri etillBcka'srhiill
JiillvwhiAhJiad becojpe.iduefx Hehegantin'thu
."Ustjalwrayi b,yhcc.praipg iinwe..andJinbr ; itBr
tuna'e,,at,Jepgih the gesesiauXpatiunu hung,
exhausted, he said to him, 'Ymi noed'mrdurv
lie so sharply, Pm notgoing;'i run away at
isenn-don't ttfitff'oPtf? tSfrSh
laH VrJchinsf Wk head; 'ii,yasusrl,ftd
lD ft J '