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PhTskisn and Sartreon. saving permanently located in Lansing, will attend to all calls in his profession. Office in Thayer k Co.'a Drug Store. 164 DTUE TEETH, t. J. S. WOOD, late of Albany, N. Tn is now reedy to attend to any call in his profession, w. W. has had an experience of more than tweo v ive years in Dentestry. Charges moderate -Band see. H. R ViHAge Lou for Sale. Abo, 1S9 acres Parcels to suit parchascrs, half mile west of cwy. utsce and Residence on block titty -six. of Seymour and Saginaw, street. lyxOH pAN3,Fns,atthe CITY BOOK ST0RS. THE BATTLE OF MOrCfAGOS. The following ia the paper upon thL sub ject read bj Judge Withere!', before tLe State IliBtorical Society at tu' ir oicetiug in Detroit, week before last. It U an inter entiDg coLtribation to our local Litorj. Monguacan ia in Wavne county, not far j from the Mouth cf the Detroit Kivcr. i The name and memory of Uen. Hull have been loaded with obloquy and reproach Traitor, coward and id others opprobrious j There were no roada leading to the States ; tther man of the wh.ile lino, heard the or- Kt freely showered umu I 0Ii'jr Indian trails and bridle path. x- der as it pawed along, brought down, thoir jl j eept a few rough passage cut by the army pieces, gave one loud bjzza, and in Joulle- ,-es epithets have been film In my boyhood, I knew him well. His ; appearance was venerable and dignified hia heart was the aeat of kindness ; he was unquestionably an honest man. The " old settlers" of Michigan, those who knew him well, and who suffered most from tho last great error of his life, acquit I Mm tjf th .fi nf ri.'..n TUr ho. . I5av T,ArT,nr.a r.mntTiro mm. ! al .!. v W1 i.m,ri loin t),tt ti r. ! sponsibility of the command of the army, j and the chargo of the civil government ot 1 the oountrv. were too heavy for him : but : that he carried as honest a heart in his bosom as he did when he followed ' Mai ! Anthony." at the head of his storming col- umns, over the ramparts ot Stony Point The some tor. I bravely Lane woman, her life to visit the ick and t rovide for thrt dAAtinita rmrir. " 1 lie h'esmnr-s " Tlie blessings of many who were ready to perMi" were hers. In 1807, tho General built and occupied the house known as the " American Hotel, ! where the Biddle House now ttands. I Oen. Hall was active in the discharge of his duties, till tho enemy was upon him ; I then he seemed entirely unnerved he be- i came irresoluto and undetermined. (lenerals Cass and McArthur were sent with their reffioicnts: several j ab. ; ,r, : oers and soldiers wero cut to pieces by cannon shot, in the fort, before his eyes ; women were wailing, children wero crj ing, and the General imagined that he saw the wholo country given up to fire and sword, He surrendered. j It may perhaps be interesting to some "new comers" to see how thin-looked "a ! longtime ago," and all tho ''old settlers" i will recall to mind incidents of the davs of, their trials, difficulties and dangers ," and I with that 'view I will give you 'conies ot j some few original orders and communica- tions of Oen. Hull and others now in my ' possession : j "Head Quarterc. Sandwich, July lb, isrj. ; "Sir Thero are some men of this army without arms, under command of Major Van Horn. Yesterday they were in the fort. I wish 10 of them sent immediate ly, under tho command of one or two offi cers, to the Itiver ltouge, to assist Commo dore Brevoort ia preparing the brig Adams to be towed down the River (Bougo ) "Respectfully Yours, WM. HULL. Brig. Gen. "To Maj. Witherell. comd'ng at Detroit." On the noxt day the following order was sent : 1WI i Hra s.rwWr. .Tnlc 17 Sir The Queen Charlotte is now in the , , J river, near tho mouth of tho River Cunard, and is said to be debarking troops on this shore. I have ordered down a regiment and two field pieces. "It will be necessary for your patrols to bo vigilant. Yours, &.C., WM. HULL,, Jrig. Uen. "To Major Witherell, com at Detroit." On the ISth, tho following ;ders was issued: "Head Quarters, Sandwick, July H,T2. 'Sir You will please order Lt. Forsyth, with the men under his command, to cross the river, with the 4-pounder and join the troops in camp immediately. Kespectfully, vc, WM. HULL. Brig. Oen. "Maj. James Witherell, com'g at Detroit." Lt. Forsyth waa the fasher of the late Major Forsyth, snd of Mrs Kercheval and Mrs. Hunt On the same day the following order was received : "Sandwich, July 1 1D2 "To Major Witherell : "Sir You will please furnish Commo dore Brevoort with a subaltern aud fifteen men, to go to the River Rouge to bring up spars for the Adams. "By order of the (leneral. II. II. HICKMAN, Aid-de-Camp." On tho 2fith, the following order was issued. It was in the course of prepara tion for storming Fort Maiden : "Head Quarters, Sandwich, til'th July, '1-. "Sir I wish all the blacksmiths at De troit to bo employed iu making pike m;iv tl.A ritfrn l.or..t!i "nt v. Lntin such as are emnloved making the iron work for the 34-pounders. 1 likewise wish the carpenters, not emptoyed on tho wheels, to make handles for them, (the nibaa 1f 11 ami lr?f.et lone Spned I ash will be proper wood. Tins work to be done as privately as possible not a mo ment's delay in it. Johnson's shop, Clark's shop, indeed all, to be employed. " Respectfully yours, c, WM. HI LL. Brig Cen "Major Witherell, Iktroit ' 'I. S. There is no need of any steel on them. The following letter from Commotion Brevoort to the late tol. JSrush. shows bisj active xeal in tho service : "River Rouge, July 15, '12 1 o'clock. "Col. Brush Sir : I have this morn ing arrived. The guard of the place is dismissed. Bo so good as to order '2 1 men and officer of your regiment to repair to this place, fcr the purpose of getting her span, anchors, masts and cordage on board the brig. It was supposed by the General that the detachment had not left this place previous to my arrival All depends on tout energy to give me immediate assis- t it Tir-vrimT Ooneral had a mo-texeeller.t family, '" -uu lue couiuiuuikuiuu hu ui t-n (' ouu ujiuu, , utrau) muou ou mc iot oi mn uaiu-ry, : iuriiigau inistinie mere was a great mauy of whom are yet living one dauh-, ' )Ui waa completely blocked up. oen. me savages nnany neu to .Maiden. and when he saw the smoke ot their guns, t people jumping mto the river. It wasper- think, in Chicago. His only son fell IIuI1 9aw th absolute necessity of opening i Major Muer commanded the enemy's ' cried " Down !" The men dropped behind j fectly horrible. 1 jumped back to the la- fiirhtinff for his country at Lundy's ltie communication, ana on me an 01 .vu- lorces, wnicn consisteu 01 two nuuarea reg-; me parajxt tin me snot strucK. dies' guard, got ft or doors and gnve one Mrs. Hull a portly fine-looking I K1101" oruvrcu voi. oauie-o wmct uc uio vi .uo nSiuiiiis ivj uiiwu mm 1 n a. ucr luit uun iuai a mic irai 10 eicu isqj. i uey aisj naa im lire pre- made it the principal business on """ -6- , , " " -"-j ( tw,. uu. .-...iw.vuvvi v. eenen Brvouu iwui. i uia uiem uta w tance. lours, ii. u. aivu oe'm. On the 11th day of August, Ul'2, after the battle of Monguagon, and five days be fore the surrender, the General wrote, as if a little flurried "Major Witherell Sir : I want five or six horsemen imraediatelj. Are that num ber of Smjth's company there ? if o, Eecd them, indeed, eend any there are. WM. IlirLL, Brig. Ge&. "JIuij revenon a nos fxittaiIe." But to return to the battle cf Mocgua-; gon. ine Eercenessoi tuat bloly nignt, and the crlorv cf the victory, have been lit-: tie known or appreciated in the history of t our wa- . It waa fought on the Mth of August, IS 12. j llai1' aitJ al1 were beset wan re.juired to pass in saft ty. j The first news of the battle and victory ! that reached the btates was accompanied ! by the a&touisbinir fact of the surrender of i tLo wLoia auJ countiy the glory of , tho victory was swallowed up and lost m the ead calamity that followed it. I think that no detailed report was ever ! J j 'uJf l'i'" ."uSih:u 1 l'ai - -J-tl,D ,UJL " 801110 are J S among us. Jr V an Horn, a brave utticcr of the ; "fsl lr0OPs. w'n t? ana ceiea-. ted a few dajs before, at Brownstown, with j ment (except one company, Ielt under Ma- 3T Inuy, to garnnon a small stockade on tlie Canada shore,) a email detaohment f tLe lst Infantry, and a few men from Ityson's Artillery, then stationed in tLe fort about three hundred regular tr0uF ,n au . a aetacnmeni iromiue .uicn 'an Jgon ox atxmi sixty men, un.ier j apiaia vmoino ucquinare, a pari 01 omy iu a iruoj ui cavajry. iuc iieu.au 1 troops were mostly volunteers from among our French inhabitants, and braver fellows ej .1.'.. . . r 1 'ii m 1 never cntcrca a hattle held, l here were tO Ohio dragoons under Major Sloan, and two hundaed Ohio riflemen under Major i Morrison. The detachment had also a six ! pounder under Lt. Eastman, and a bowitztir under Lt. Daliba. The whole force com-: Vsc BIX nuD(rc men- J The late Commodore Brevoort, who was, a Captain in the Infantry, but commanded j tne government vessels on the lake, and i 'P1 Abraham V Hull, a son of the Jen-; C1 volunteered as aids to Col. Miller. j -jor Thompson Maxweil led the spies, j and was to reconnoitre and point out tie i route. He was accompanied by several citizeus oi L'eiroii. j Thc troops paraded on tho north side of j JelTerson avenue, nearly opposite where i tho Jjxchange now stauds. L-ol. tinier rodo to the front and centre, and said : "Soldiers, we are now going to meet the enemy, and to brut them ; the reverse of the ftth (Van Horn's defeat) must be repair ed . the blood of our brethren, spilt by the savages must be avenged. I shall lead you. You shall not disgrace yourselves nor me. Every man who shall leave the ranks, or fall back without orders, will be instantly put to death. I charge the officers to exe cute this order." Then, addressing the 4th Regiment he said : "My brave soldiers, mi -ii .1 k4. e you win auu auueuer vic-iory w luai oi Tippecanoe, another laurel to that gaiued on the Wabash last fall. If there is now any man in the ranks of the detachment who feara to meet the enemy, let him fall out and stay behind." A general "Hurrah" followed the speech, and " I'll not say ! I'll not stay !" ran trough the ranks. Many o our citizens, and among them Thomas Palmer. Esi.. were present, and I well remember all the circumstances, The detachment then wheeled by sec-j tions to the right into open column, and ; marched off in hidi spirits, through Spring- wells to the River Rouge, which they reach- j ed that night, there being no bridge, j and but two scows, it waa about 10 o'eloek before all were over, and they bivouacked; till daylight, and then marched Major ! soldier, had f )ugnt m t(;e oU I renr'i v.r.r Maxwell in advance with the spies ; the j was in the battle ..f Bloody Bridge, -boy-vanguard under the chivalrous Snelling, i tb eiiy through the war of the !!vt'n consisting of forty men, in advance. J tion with Wayne in his Indian campaign The infantry marched in two columns, nd ihe blast of tho war hug'? 'ri:i about two hundred yards apart : the cavalry in columns of double files, in the centre, j followed Col. Mil'er up the bhiody Heights ' f-jund mys !f down among the boilers, j na C3tn, ai, tf,k im ataj. It wa th keeping the road ; the artillery followed ; j of Bridgewater, and, as the enemy's shot j When ihe steam and srueike cleared away a j Jongeet two hours I ever pent in my life, flank guards cf riflemen, and rear guard, j swept away the files, the old soldier's voice i little, I commenced crawling toward the j When 1 g"t ashore the burning bull of the inarched to tho proper distance. By this ; was heard, " Close up. steady, men, eloe ! roof; in doing k I came across Captain Mc-! t;t Nicholas had floated out of sight. The formation the troops Wire ready to form j up and forward " He for the hw time ! Mullan, lying with bis right foot under j Susquehanna, after taking us aboard, stop their line of battle on any front where the-y j "grounded arms" ou the River l mre, suno the hurricane roof, pilet-huuse and a lot of i pj R alOJ1t the bend, trying to render a should W attacked. j twenty-five years since. j e ther rubish, which had been thrown to : sjsraniV. liw a woman, a deck passenger Alout 1 o'clock, a few scattering Indians At Monguagon, an oflic-r observed sev- j g ther in one mass by the explosion. His gath-r her two children under her arms and were seen flying in the distance, and the jcral balls strike mar him, from a .j'larfer ; right ft and ancle was wedged in tightly :jJU1j, overboard with them. They were spies rapidiy advanced, but. not discover- where he ceuld sec no enemy; he directed by this heay mans of lumter. He hailed ' drowned. ing any considerable force, they fell back j a soldier to look cut for the sankc of the : uue.and 1 stepped to aseiet him, at the same ; Captain MeMullen leaves liehind him a tolreport. ' ! gun he looked and saw an Indian perched ' I called to the sicoad mate, whom I saw j jCuig wife and infant, of this city. Hi A few minutes afterwards old Mr. White high up among the thick branches and fob : near at band, to my assistance, and we both ! wjff, H incorwdab'.o and she continually ex- who kept a little store where Butler s ex - ! change otlicc is, and who had g nse with the ' troips, an amateur, aud was ahead of the spies, was shot fr m his horse by some in - dians, who were concealed behind Walk - in - the-wator's house. He was scalped, and the Indians fled on horseback, before the i vanguard could reach the place. The horse of poor Wb.te, with his sad- die and blanket stained with his life blood, was brought back to his young son. The troops moved ou iu order ; about half past three o'cleck the columns arrived at the ( ak Woods in a very few moments a volley was heard from Snelling's advance- Jer t0 form ti,e line of the battle to the front, which was promptly executed. j The dauntless Snelling held his ground! till the line was formed, and marched to; his support; he stood within pistol-shot of ; the enemy's breast-work, amidst a shower; of balls, until more than half his guard were cut dcwn by the leaden tempest- ; The line advanced and received the ene- J my's fire from their whole from and left flank ; the savages gave a tremendous war- whoop, in which they were joined by their I allies, and a desperate conflict ensued ; the incessant firing in the centre ran diverging j to the flanks : from the crackling of indi - vidual pieces. it changed to alternate vol - leva and then to one continued sound or wavering roll, the discharge of the six- pounder occasionally bursting on the ear. I guarus auu anouicr itinuci iuc uup.u me men ;torcu a llliie, aii'l was going luomr-ui. a;;i.ca wueu t rrxaiu ujv i ,. f .1 t;T!o, m-Ia i oi i. r,.i,. r.i. j' . ' n . l..r, .1 I WCrC Cflger lor iur uui. v ej. .iiiivi iwiv tu BLion wuc nunc icaiiltl. UliUSie'.l Urew ii l wouiv uuu ia.xu iuu eicti.i . fll cruril t.t tlw oenrro. and rrtve tlie or- rist.-il snd fi.in? wut.-iL-Ill liri nr, t,r c-v.t :ia without thrt rvifiiiliilitr rf Col. Miiler wa thrown fi:n hi." hrse ; be wa guppt,!?ed to be sht.: the fiacs saw him fall, and sprang over the breast work Vj scalp him, and were instaLtly driv en back, but their fire was deailj. The Colonel remounted and n-ie uluz the line; he saw one or two men eJin way to a shelter behind erue tn'es ; h sw tlie necesdity ana instantly give tne ."T"1'' uvum, Bien who were edging away, w th every 4:11c. time marcue j uirecuy into tne i.rc: ;?.- i rem the grape of the f-ix-pounder and the bteel of the infantry the foe recoiled, &&d fled Their right flank, next charged by 3Iajur Michigan men, and volunteers, who with the instantly carried the w j u, ..-ueu ua mu cue-; 'J - "7- c'"uu, r.:iia VcrJ jumpea over me t,reat worx. but the nay ouexs 4mcn j M iaem uuck again Tecumsth tried to outflank our right, ! naa me advantage ot numbers and a strong , position. , iuajor .uuer was a gauam ani exirien-; ced soldier, bad long c-ommandedat Maiden, I and was well known in this city. j Tccuniseh, Walk-iu-the-water. Mainp't, (Iamehand,) and it is said. aid, S'plitlog, witli ; te, led tho savxges. : many cnieis 01 lesser noie, leu mo Kiviges. : omcer 01 aruiiery mot wanua.j ; nu wan m avuuii uu uai tuaigy ui j the howitier, says that Major Dequiudre , and his Ensign Macuinb, (the same that ! . .. r. ,1 . ..... ,.t snot xogus ana nis son,) Denavca in a man-: ncrthat would Lave done honor to veterans, j Col. Dan. Baker, who died several years ; since in this city, was in the battle, fought , on our right aga:ust Tecuraseh, and, by his . courago and steady coolcess, foiled the j wiIJ chief m a11 i attemjts. Baker was : shot through the thigh, but refused to leave j the field till tho victory was won, and the ( wounded were all brought off. , When the enemy broke and fled, Col. Miller ordered the cavalry to charge them, j but Major S , who commanded them, delay-, ed, hcsiuted, stool still the gallant Sne l-' ling saw if, and, the remnant of his guard . navuig ianeii mw iue iuiy, no rau u ine Major and ordered hiui to dismount, mouu- j ted the horse himself, and bareheaded, (his ! hat having been hhot away in the tight,) his j red hair streaming in the wind, on he went ! witi the cavalry, at lull speed, cutting down such of the foe as came in his way. Col. Whistler, formerly in comrmnd at this poFt, (and in command of the same 4th regiment, who had been hnt aUut tO ; years.) was a Caj t. and hw younger brdW, I John binticr, waa an hnsign, and were distinguished for bravery and good conduct in the battle ; the latter was badly woun- ded, and died afterward i of his wounds they wero brothers of .Mrs. James Abbott, of this city, whose father was then a Cap- tain in the army, and was stationed at this Pst- Commodore Brevoort, says Major Daliba, behaved with that cool and daring intrepid - ity that gained him the admiration of the wholo army he next year distinguished muis4.ii m 1 1 if uuu u ui li.'ihf r.rio. i.: r :. .1.. i .. .4- 1 .1. . i.'- Lt. Larabeo, ot that reciment. had his left arm badly shattered by a ball, and was persuaded to retire ; on his way to the rear, he found the men had great ditil-uity in getting the howitzer up. Hi.i left arm was dangling by lus side ; with hi- ntrht band he suited the drag ropes, cheered th-. m-:n on, and helped drag the gun into action j Major Thompson Maxwell, so well known in this city, who led the spies, vaf an o'd : brought him to the saddle. He aftfwirds , lageot an e.ak, loading Ins gun ; tlie s.idier ; coolly drew np his musket, ard with " A bloody end to your sou!, liaranycu," fired ; , the savage came tumbling down, head f jre - ; most, and a half dozen bayonets dispatched j his spirit to the In.iian heaven. Among others, I recollect that Yerrat, of the River ltouge, fell bravely fighting ; he was mortally wounded aud soon died, ; Lt. lieorgc Johnston commanded the j Micnigan cavalry in the action. He bcha - i ved with great gallantry, charced with the ; utmost impetuosity, and showed the ccura..-1 of a lion. His horse was killed under him In the thickest of the fijht, he thought one j Col. Miller observed it, and said, " I think the battle is going in our favor spare Lim." Johnson was the Murat of the cavalry, Jesse Johnston, one of our merchants, and Thomas J. Johnston, a young lawyer, are his sons. Lt Johnston died in a: Green Bay. Nathaniel Champ, Ksq., formerly of our city, then a young man, was a Sergeant ia the company of Ohio volunteers, who fought with Dequindrc on our loft, and gallantly entered the enemy's ranks at the point of tho bayonet. His father was the man selected by Gen. Washington, during ; the war of the Revolution, to seize the tra ; tor Arnold, in the midst of the B ritish ! army, in the city cf New York, and but for an accident would have succeeded. j It will be recollected that the object of Dequ.nare. with his , pur,uit, and then uiharged him. , the life-boat ovcrb.ard. j t.ffice. The very fierce of the criadei a company ofUhio; J.t. Daliba bt joik'. d to Cart. Dvson s . l1VtUn,i,l.irn.t,; t.. 1 , .t. - .1 the sin, M ...... -..mv. v..(l. uiuju,uuvu: in wnusmill, 3Iaj..r lv wland Lad arrived with -i email rewwrcemcnt ana -uppiie- at thi-j , " . . VL a,wJ p.ace, ,a uriusn t-vr approached, luir- wita a Ran. 11. whnd met him. th.-ir aiii when told vf the gunenJer, cried out i reason, ty : car.t. lruah. who ; enmrvinr! !ofrmiti..H . imt t , TT 1., ... auc aeiacnmem nowever, pruaently re-' were oomoara.ng ine town, ion ana ; iaueries, muna naa commai o: a t.at-. t 4 "- "- rt 1 g Jl'USC 1JOW Sl.lllU.i. lie" Dl'UVU UIM 1H11L r""" -"-." 10 uiMuuuui wu-rai ; course he drew a severe fire in return. He ... . ..j .... " ; unteers, was directed to cut it down. v hen i half cut, a shot came aud split off a large ; pieee. -iuier tunica coolly rouna ana said. "Send me another, John Bull, you ! -ut faVer than I can." j un me morn ng ot me ntn ot .ugusr, j the day of the surrender, the British army, j under (en Breck, landed in boats at t unaor fen ihck, lanaea in uoats at .prmgweiis, oy tne saminanKS, men cawea ; 11 ii. 1. 1 . ,e .1 ,r iuiie" 1 uuiriiiiv. uiieit'r cover 01 iu uu hi j the ueen Charlotte, a new and beauti- j ful 1 il-gun vessel. j while landing, ht. Anderson the late j Col. Anderson, of this city) kept up a fire j upon them, from a long gun stationed in j the lower part of Jefferson avenue. Not- j withstanding the great distance, he sent several shots amonc the boats. ! On the morning of the surrender. Judge Moran, then a mere lad, was walking the ramparts of the fort, as a rentinel directly ever the place where (icn. Hell had tnken his post noticed the old n-an's agitation, and thought i: a queer portion for a genersl officer Col. Brush, who commanded the Ut lie- giment of M. M., had e ecasion, about the uuie me vur v. as ueciarea, to sena a me- s ;uger to the other shore, ou public busi- nc.s. He induced the cood old uncle Louis Moran (the father cf (icorge Louis Moran; the latter lives at (Jrand liai.ids. and is bct- iter known as the Major, ) to undertake the J affair. "Lucie Louis'' and the Major went. j On landing, they were marched straight off i to Sandwich jiil. The King's oncers re - i fused to surrender them on arnlicaticn. A 1 iooe of anillery was sent to Spring - j welis. and. after sending a few shot through ; tho j :i! and town, a boat with a white Has was B.cu roming over, and 1'ncle Louis I and tho Maj..r were returned safe and soujd. ; It is to be hoped that all our wars with j the English have passed by forever. When the old Saxon blood meets in bos - ; tile array, on tho tented field, there are ; SUrj to 1 hard knocks on both sides. May 1 their next battle be fought shoulder to shoulder ibr the liberties of "the rest of ' mankind." 1 - ; &atri.imt of Jnmrx Had Viiot of the : ,S7. ATVi.Wis. Wc ieft Memphis at 1 v. m. last Sunday, are d proceeded down tue river without step - ng either engine until we arrived r.t the ot of St l'ran-ifi Island, about lMo clock ! k the same n lit, rit which p. are th ? expl sien look p The Crptain ws the only petM-n wiih iTi.i i.r fie p-i.'t-noij-se ri tne tii.io. Wo vere l th at th wliee', and cirtveri:tg. i r. member d;-tinct!y of hear ing a riv rt 5;ke that rf a e.ir.non, and in- ctantnreou-i'iy felt myself moving through i tti r.ir. When I recovered my sen", li '. tried all the meftuS m our power to release him i Wii.e endeavoring to release the Captain j ' one of the striker engineers came to our as '. sistanee, but the 3 of us failed to extricate ' him from bis awful position. The flames ; were rar idly eucroaching upon our territo- ry, and the heat was becoming intolerable. i Capi MeMalien tagged U3 to cut his leg! off, but we could fiud no axe or any other : instument by which to do so, else we would have complied with his wish. We worked at the Car tain until the fire drove us a - way h-.- begged us ail the time to remain by h ra. We did not leave him until th Jong - all of relieving the Captain He was consumed by the dames almost before our eyes. The last words he uttered were, ''My God I shall have to bum up." When he saw that he would have to burn, he ceased Lis entreaties for us to remain by him, and bade us se-k our own safety. I left Captain ' McMuIleo a few minutes before the othe- ers did, and eucce-eded in reaching the ladies cabin before the fire closed up that way of escape. The others finding it impossible to follow me, jumped in tha river. During the time I was at work trying to save Can. McMul Jen, the mate brought the yawl forward to ; try and put the fire out, but the yawl got fil!ed with men deck hands and firemen. ! While there the yawl also picked up Capt. j Ben. Glime from under the ruins, and took l. i. uiin-r s expedition wan o open the conimnril.'Vif inn wir-i tK li-fi l!;n s in j. . . . , 10 p' uou vu luc rna.a aces, and ?et away sun, ho has but to ith iv from her . . V. ,, e,- V , , . l lu im' r'rru UI lK'1 1 preceeded l cut asw.ations. Wmilu she utterly . ... u no u.i.ir .,m i.,; rt:ic ruixu arrive them, and wfcen we reached the deekrtwm ' fonnd r; ..i .1. .a-ui tac Mate lie was told hat death ; we had to jatnp eight foot on to the main into w forlorn atyss, JL b nlj to wouiu bo their Lt He replied, ell, be j d,ck. V hen i got then down there. I told I cede. lu hr alchemy, it is the 1 bvU it o ; it s time for sc-moKxly to die. them to remain until I could go up and j rber' sfcme and the elixir of l;fe li.t I treat'jd. takiutr the otikvr. with his tW. ' rr ....i t 1 i.i, . . .t !r . t ' - ii-uuki uij iiaruier, jme uiaucioa fniimeni uieraiiy. utn.'rti to the river, wa-5 , far enough aonr with them to prevent , Edward Sterhen. who UtrA n. t.,'.r., I n.dit.r... - .1... .ii utaiost intrepidity. ; con.ririny ol arti'lerv. lie was a cal.ant ' irmr.P,!;.r1r lAi.! rf ... ii... m-l-l .1 r. 1 . 1 , , . - , , ,. " , , j -"-v. v. iuv, u wi.c-u nr me euina. u uicu w ineui ever reiusea breastwork, i'Ciiuiu-, and tearless soldier. While the enemv ' rwi-W .1 tl... .i.V I i,;, r: : : r .1. . him au.ari the Sus.j-jthanna. liy tiiis time Cat tain M?Mtill,n mimrWr ..n. : liuif vajiiin .uc.uuueu wascouir! VeiOI-ej IP TiLUje. I mrho tri ladies' ! cabin, and found the ladies huddled to eth- tr. RCt n- fruiral'T scr.vV , r . r as-.t- wtep-ng utterly. Mr.A.I.me was there crying aloud for her ' Im-UnJ 1 ..!.! T j J. :.. i - - . , wliich 1 had not at tLat time, for I Ji.l n.rf ; Jtarn until afterwards fterwarJ tlint fi 1.,1 (won ! j.nM-u u. i,j me jawi. 1 io:a me ladies (--- 1' '. thro? the life boat ovcrl-oard I went the last i have n vt heard of Edward j Stevens. i:en I reached the ow,.r ,nar 1 I hxjked for the life-boat where I expected J I -hould find it. but it was ane. The stew-1 ara i.aj caugnt lt. and had taten it around vu im: uma nuk hi iuf iK.ai, uuuer guara, wuerc it was iuii:ieu:aiciy naeu wiin meu jump overlard until the fire chased them away ; at the same time the fixe was rapid- jy approaching the spot UHin which they were standing. The smoko was getting very thick, and the air very hot. This par" ty of ladies were five m number. Thoy were all begging me to stay when necessity obliged us with them, and when necessity obliged us to jump over- iK)ard, to allow them to cling to ine . ... ., .. , y WHB telling llicm tnat SUCtl A COUr5 would be impossible, when I saw tho yawl of the Susquehanna leave that boat and 6tart towards us. 1 told them to held on, and they would be saved by the yawl, I then went around on the other guard, so as to bring the Susquehanna yawl around to the ladies before it got filled with men. After waiting a short time and fearint thv j would not come, 1 jumped overboard in or- der to swim to the yawl, when the wheel U,,UWJ fell and barely missed hitting me on the bead. When I get iuto the river and had a goo' ehanco to look about, I saw the yawl ing t,ack to tho Susiji-ehanna. as it was alMit siiAing with water, and they win ! (ed something to bail it out. 1 was unable to swim back to where 1 left the ladies, and tried to swim around the bow of the boat, in doing which I came acretss a stick of wood, which waj of material assistance to me. I soon managed to get around, so as to obtain a view of the boat, which I found cleared rf all the ladies. They had gon HDJ the guard was all ia a blazo. That is the la-t I saw of them, except on?, Mrs. A. '; Kennedy, who had jumped overboard, and ' h( snweAed in tfctt'intr hold n't rmrr Vx.lt. ! ;n the bull ias. .-.ft of the wh.-el i is'he held on D this until a skiff took her away and she w s saved Her shoulders j aIid arms were very bad! burned. Mm Kennedy told tue that while she was in that ; portion sho saw all the otlu .vomen float j by her towards the wheel. She caught j jr8 Ghme and held her a few ir.inutes, but ! could cot retain her hold in consequence of I excessive weakness and heat. It is Mrs j Kennedy's opinion that a!l th; women were ; drowned by the falling of the wheelhoov, ! as she could see nothinjr cf th-m after it . . fell. Finding that I could do no n.ore ?cr vice for the 'ad!es, I then started to swim for tho shore, and lindcd three miles below w! .ere I jvmped i'to wit-r. T!:ea I got ahore I found some of our crew, win had iieen iar.le'i rv fie uslle.an3a s : ySWi a fow noin.ts befjre. ' n jif.Us.f. rjt no pTon livi Jof.k.d aro ind for mans to I also found Tin" in it. We raise a f.re, but there was non. We came near pe rishing with eld Tt vv '.r.ly ly eXtrr:ordincrT mcst;s e c'ild retain o"r ho'don lifo.such was the int''nity rf :he cold Werema;n ed in the huse two he-ar. constuntly exr- ciin". by wl ieh me.rs we 7ere krt from ' (r,Tl,.rr end of tvro bprs the Susqnebnn- : claims, 'Oh ! I s iall ever b' ar him crying for help ruESiuKvriAi. tactic or the MKTII. The perennial treason of the cotton States flourishes with extraordinary vigor every loan year. Their press and rostrum teem i with it in these quadrennial cpocha. By a reasonable coincidence, the summer pre- j cedin" the Presidential election is its sea- ! son of plenty. The decennial overflows of j the Mississippi arc cot more certain, and ! the- appearance of a comet not less alarm- ; ing, tsan this periodical phenomenon m tne i political world. Let us add, that it is not . less rrilous to our political system than the comet to the solar system. The fiery vapor of both are equally formidable. Al ready we perceive promise of an unprece demed outcome next year. The "Southern Confederacy" is spAen of as glibly as any country on the map. The Missouri Free Trader, the Eufala Gazette, the Charles ton Mercury, the Southern Confederacy, the Mobile Tribune, and the New Orleans Crcsent. are promiscuous illustrations of the fact. Their editorial columns are hab itually filled with arguments and exhorta tions in behalf of a sectional party organi zation, as the surest means of segregating tl the slave States. But the secession of ; tx these States, and their subsequent confeder ation. Lave sunk, through repetition of and familiary with the threat, into commonplace projects. Secession or submission is the al- V .1.. 1 1.1,., ..... . . . J Amative presented to the north in r;d;a xt k;n i i l every or anther shall iut. ev-siou i t tolinw If one man shall be oleeted IV mdeat if any metnbor of one rar v nhr. fredent seee:on ihi . toll.iw Tl.. t,l isman of wuthern ait graved w,th the l j . j- -- . . w- j.v... 'in- ein r..nw.4c .-.f ll .i;, f ,., k.i Iiti w ...i . .u,. ..u . uate nerstMf, and Uke a aicht beyond the etn m r- HUH 141J Cl.AII 'l l.ir. WIT ment ! Which of them would refuw mich , rH.intmefii Tilt Vuli-.-iti'i rr'i-.i ,... whicli have startled conservative feeling hereWore re in ilm -rt.;;-i Ihey are manufactured. Threats of nee-a sion are dui ciectionerinr stratarems. a ne nibtory ot the disunion movement prov cs this When the issue was ma .e in the bouth, and the decision of the people in coked, tho secessionists were tlofeated On that issue Foote defeatetl Jetlersou Da vis. On that issue the Speaker cf the ljut House ot Represent itives was ekvttj to Congress, and the present Serctary of the treasury to the lubenatorial chair of tieorgia. When Governor Wise summon ed the Governors of the Suuthorn States during the last Presidential canvass to a Council of war, only one or twj met him. and. when separating, they no doubt ex claimed, like the wichcs in Macbeth, "vvhen shall we three meet again?' La ter still. Senator Hammond recommended Concord. But there are stronger reasons in support of tho theory that bccessioii is a wolf cry. Let us assume tho existence of the Southern Confederacy. lct us cupposo that the cotton States have emerged trium phantly from battle and revolutiou, aud have formed a Federal Government. Tho United States are a first-rate Dower. The Southern Confederacy would lie a fifth rat power, at best. Without a navy, without mechanics! skill, ar-d with a population of two races slid colors, mutually bo .tile, it would le at the mercy of any stre.ng ene my. The negroes would increase and tho whites de-creasc, relatively at least; lieeao: the former would not bo permitted to run off, whiie the latter would emigrate?. The I disposition would bo increased by the reri- ! i e i ir .: . i. tl. : vai oi me .viricaxi sinvu irauc. iui vun- grant from Earcpe woald hhun the South ern Conf deracy. In ono generation the prolific blacks would outnumber the whites, and in two or three ejuadrule them. The Democratic historian T?arcrft attribiit. n the decline and fall Rome to the iroj'ti plicafion of her slaves With a ferv'Ie population preponderating, s'rvile in.vjrnc tion would occur. The tppr."!.rnbion ef such event would !egct Dracjiiia.i lws, aud a multitudincus pw lice. In shoit, the South would have to steep with her bead upon the swo; J. The French Kmeror would be fr less insecure than the planters in the Southern Confederacy. The on way to Africanize the slave States is to se gregate them uude-r a Government of their rwn. They would find the history of Hayti tho pnphecy of their future condi tion. The Cnion guaranty theui protec tion from within as well as from without. Very different would it be if, instetd of a friendly they bad a hostile power on their northern and wefern frontier Grant irig, f.r the sake of argument, thai the f-e State are hostile to the i-ve Sraien t hy pothesis than wliich noa'o t b nure aburd yet they are bound t f.i her by the most solemn compacts. If tier i.tary enemies, like Krghrtd nd Frar '0, xtede 1 to )eh other revr real aid by the f rco of treaties, "iirely the hlave and Irv S'-tes ran act to gether und-T the Consit'j-ton ; and when ever a difier-no of interpretation on sny artielo oecurs, peither can object if th ... .... -, a it restored. The South'-ao Cccfe'iers" would leave Misiri, Kentucky, 'irginia, Maryland, J)elware, and Ten:jccet in th l.'nion. These S'as?s would hardly cor sent to ruin tbemiydves forthe benefit of th coton States. We would then bv a na tion at the South no stronger than M-xirm. Weak by its social tfruetur?, fntrrj.eet'V' from necessity, devoted to th prod-iTion rf co ton, incapable of holding in own in any controversy with France, Kngland, or the United States, inoomjetent to increase its territory, or even its slaves, except by steaith, expend to tfce oouderonstion of the world, and having no ally but Brazil, it would be driven to ask for admission into the Union The position which apparently it is willing to abindon would 1 appreciat ed when lost. Now these remonstrances are familiar to Southern statesmen. Whatever else may be said of these men, their sagacity cannot be denied. It would therefre be abrard Ui suppose they meditate what is so often threatened. Seocssion is but an election eering rallying cry, and the Soutfarn Con federacy a mirage. Mr. DitE, Hit 1'eak. A bhert time since Captain Yates cleared from Chicago f jr Pike's Peak, via. the Canal and 7iver;. The Captain has returned wirboitbieafi. the Geneva. Here is his log. as publisLed in the Chicago Pres3 and Tribune : " Eight miles from Chicago broke a wheel repaired at Joliet started again shot wild hog salted him ducks and wild fowl ducks more ducks ducking, the cook falling overboard Alton broke on our weather-bow large river Mississippi more of same sort, but muddier believed to be an open main of Chicago Water Works asked wood dealer, called Missou ri in these parts' found an island landed named it after discoverer, Polegonia found owner of the island more ducks what will you take ?' t , 'bald face 'sold Geneva to owner cleared $ learn that Mr Pike hasn't any Peak, af ter all don't care whether he has or not. Overflowing. there are now S03 con victs in the Ohio Penitentiary.