Newspaper Page Text
Hy CIIAltLEK CJ. HASTMAiV, l
Woodstock, Vt. 5 ' EUSINESS C ARDS O. A.UUVANT, l):ilorl n Ensllnli.Frcnch, niiil American Urj Oooun, W, I. Gcioil,iiii(l Orncorlpa, Croc!very,(llaii nnJ Ilard Wnre. MmStrrr.t, Mi'.r.i.isir x. kt.a m,- DCM.nusiN riovu, w.i.dooDs.vHuocumns, mUITS.CONFBUTIONAIlY.SUMMUU DIUNK3.VNI) nrii'KbHllitlliK lii, CBNTRI.TRt;UTlOrroITi:WIIITtiKV'a IIOTI.L, Oi:o. JIeli.hii, (Ji:d, II.Hi.adi:. A. "SIATCII, .V. :o. At Ihe old Stund lutclij occujncd by j. 0. Tntnou; DUiU.rnstNiy.oim w.i.nooDaANnnnncnniKB CONFI'OTIONARY.rilJMMEIt HUINK.S.ANI' UCrnuSllMCNTfi, 0ON3TA N'TI.Y ON IIANI). CBWTitAi. street. 22;! A IT? nv'l'lru ii 'i.v WholwaloHmlrBlaililcnler in v. . HnniN.Tdii.I'rultip ... n, .v. ,tunu, o III VI', r imuinri', tYC. 3D DIIOIUOUTM IIEAI1 OF STAT1 8TIIEET, Mntelkr,Vt, 182 ly av atoiim ak nns a nu j i: vn m.eus, uiM'uirri; n uiiniiv B HHTEI., CENTRAL STREET, It. II. HAILGY, tumi'actiircror"iver S.uoni aml Sporudos nnJ Dealor ln Jiiwrhy, Cntlery un.l TiiHoy (luods VVIinlt'nle ninl Retull, 203 OpppoiilcWhUney'g Holel, Gcnlral Strcet. UmlY IIATClT One dnor south of Union ll.i l,Klm Streel, ti n, c oi- pr. R, A N I) sn n i:t i 110 x v (I itn K n. THALES II. WINN, TAILOIt, Srtwc door wilh A". Uuhdall. MICIIAHI. IMYKRS, T A I I, II II. Over J. C o 11 a mcr's Office, i:ini mrrrt, I',. V. SMITII, Tailar, Ni:xr dooii iiiu.ow iiuick sTAur. uoithi:. Ludlow, VI. 2IS A.UOS U WAUltUS, n,.iu in nooTtj, snons am i.nATiir.it, K linds uf I.i'nllicr far alu t-ht'.ip. Uso, llunts nmi Slioct nf every ili'-ci )itliiii. rPPmcnwriilrk llnols. 2,.'in Cnli; iranl,S,3;n('Hli KnvcJboots lur l,nnl ull ntlii'r work in irij tirliciii Ucrn.iL SrncET. 23 8ly iTTjrrinfwiiY". " Mnlcr of tlio imprni nl Ilnliart U'ooden l'nmpH. ICTTIie hIhivi' l'umin arc w.irriuili'il Imlr.iw n lnrrel n n iiiinule wltli ciip,iii(ii a lnnulrcd li'et. TT Ul orderilrom n illstnnci' nniniilly ultrmltilln. Randolph V. 22111 WIIITNEY'S IIOTI.L, Covncr of Elm and Central slrccls, 1! Y S. AV II I T y B y, "liAGLB TKJIPHItANIMJ IIOUSlTi J) Y h. M. U'OOD, south siim: tiii: i'aiik. prn n it i ciTsta (J iriTmrs u , HIIUTII S I I) E 1II.ACK HIVKIi, II V JOIIN U. SMITII LUUI.OW, VI. lfil tf Z. V. IIYDH, n u i o k sta r, r. u o u s n. rroclursvilli'i VI. 2W Gin lir.NRY T. MAHSII. llltL'sE AND Sjcin PAIXTCB, AI.SO DmLC'l IN C VHUUnCi and VmiKii of cvcnr ni:scniPTio.v. c n n t ii a i. s t n u i: r . WITT ic SCOTT. I'lliilcrs.aiul ipiilcrilnCliiiiriiini! Currln;colallkiiMla. nEvrim, stnEET. .IOSIIIIA MITCIIRM.. rARRIVGE A M) I. H I B II - M A K E H, iiinu sticut. 116 Minufncturer nf ,nwl ilenlcr in r.ahine.t furnituri o cvrrs ilncription. ricninnlStrcct, 218 l)R. Ii. I! I'A li.M 1CH. Olllce ln thc llrlol; lllook oppdlic WliilncyV, Cr.MTRAL KTIIEET, S. J. AT.I.KN, 31. 1). pnrsici.i. .'I.yd suiuuco.y, Olllcc nppoMlo Whllncy's llnlcl. A I) I II. IIAMMOM), TOMSOMAN IIOTAN'KJ I'R MTITION 1111, lli'lwcon llie MetlioJHl unJ Gpincuiial libnrrhr. 23MI. i.ivnuY staiim:, II Y A I. II B R T I'ACKER. Court slrcct, COTjTiAMKU .t HA KRKTT, A I t o r n o y i n n il rounsellors n t L n w, Elm Slreel. 183 Jacou Oom.am Kn. .1 a m r. s I! a ii n k r t O. V. CHAyiMjK.lt, A 1 1 o r n c y nnd C o u n h o 1 1 o r a t L n v, Central Slreel, 203 7rlUvcYtcoy vkusb Jlllorncys andCounsellom a t Law oillccnvcrthe ItunK.CIni ritrret, I.. a. .iijvnsir, ATTORN iZ Y A.VI) COUNSi:i,LOIl AT I.AW Central itrret. V) DWIN IHITCilllNSON, ATTOItNCV ANI) COUNSr.T.I.OIt AT LAW, WOODSTOCK, VT. WASIIlllIliy &. MAItSII, ATTonxr.ra f, con x s r. 1. 1. o it s at i.a w, li'ontixltirlc, Vh JjOlHce in llieiooiii l.ilclj occnplcil as llio "Ulaj Olub Nchx Itooin," I'. T. WAmini'RN, Mastcr in Cliancerii. V.Y Mmsii 23311 Nnv.QI, IR11. OATjVIN rHRNOH, Jltlomcy und Countcllor vt Luw, I'RoctorsviIjIjE, vt. 251 I. AV. IUCUjVUDSON. Atlorncy nnd Counsrlldr ut Law, WESTON', vt. 251 l'ltr.nnticiv c. roisiiins, A T T () It NK Y AT L A Y : LUDi.ow, vt. 157-l.y iVAItUKN C. riU'.NCH. ATTORN Ii Y A T L A V, bltARON, VT. 235-ly WALKUR& SIjAUR, Mlot ncys und CounuUors ul Luw, ROYALTON, VT. 12.,-tl R WtLKCII, 9. W. KI.ADE. TllOri. IIAnTI,r.TT,.In ' AtlorneifVouMelloranil.lolir.ltorin Chancery, at i.vmion, vr. 53 AUphiU t lie iSiiperlor tJonrlw in elieconn ticf nf Oalc onln, Eeox,()rlcnni'anJ Washlnglon. 133-11 IHJNTON ,t JONKS, ATTOniVEYS ANI) OOUNM E IjI.ORS AT I.AW. Chelsea, Vt. A. T. IIuxTorf, 203 r. C. Joneh. S. It.STItr.KTnK, AUorney and Counscller ul Law. BARNARD, VT. 115 J. Q. IIAWKINS, AUorney and Counscllor at Law. I'EI.CIIVII.I.U, VT ' 04 j. r.Dr.ANF., AUorney and Counscllor at Law, CAVENDISH, VT. 105 JAMKSM. OII.SON, ATTOHNKY AT IjAAV, CHELSEA, VT. 2IG.GI11 ItltiH A11USON A: Nlf.IIOT.SON. Allomeys, and Counscllor s at Law i-'',eriWift1orOoiiiity, VI. N Uichaki-son. 8G A. A. NlCIIOLBON, SEWAI.Ij 1'UIjIjAM, ATTO II JVE Y A T I. J j', LUDLOW, VT. 184-Iy II. 13. STOUfiHTON, A TT O II A E Y A T L A X Chctter, Vt. 219 sasiuel ii. riticn, ATTORNEV ANDCOUNSEI, I. OR AT LAW, , WINDSOR, VT. 99 1 JITjODGETT & MF.YJIIOUTH, Jl T T 0 R A E Y S A T L A UETIinT., VT. 256 1), C.ULornETT 0. r. Wkvmoctii i P0ET11Y. J A N E M c lt K A. it v -vim.iam niiitiir.ur. It vvns u hrillinnt Autuiiiii limn Tlio most brillinnt timo of nll, Wliou llio gcorgoous womls nre gluamiug Kro tlio louvos bogin to full; Wlicn tlio innplo bougba iiro crimson, And tlio lnckory sliines liko gold, And tlio uoons ni o sulti'y liot, And tlio niglits nro frosty cold. Whontlio conntry Ims no grcon, Save tlio swonbgrnsa by tlio rill And tlio willows in llio valloy, And tlio nuio upon llio lull; Wlinn tlio pippin louve tlio bou-jb, And tlio sumncli d Irint is rcd, ik1 tbc quail is piping loud Froin tlio bnok wlicat wlicro hc fcd. Wlicn tbe sky is bluo ns stcel, And tlio river clcnr ns L'lass, Wlicn tlio niist on tlio inountiiin, And tlio frct work on llie jjrass; Vbon tho Imrvests nro all houscd, And tlio funner s work isdono, iiid tlio Stubblcs arc desortod For tlio fox-hound and tlio gun. It waa a brilliaut Ant.iiiin liino Whon llio ariiiy nf tlio Nurtli, Witli its ciiniion, nnd (inyoons, And its rilk'iMiMi, tmhc f'ortli, riirougb tlio coiinlry nll alirond I l.oi'o wiis spiund a liii'-lny fcar, Of tho Indians in tlio v.in, And tho llcssians in tbc ronr. riiorc wns .'proad a uiiIity tcrror, And tlio bravest sonls uire faint, For thc sliavon cliiofs uorc nuistcicd In tbeir scalii Inoks nnd tbcir naint; And thc forest wns alivo And trnnip of tlio wnrrior incii Scaicd tliu eaglo Iroin liis oyry, And tliu gvuy wnll Innn lns dcn. l,,rom tlio bold lnigoync was mnrohing, ith lns tliousands inarcliing down, I'o thc baillo willi tbc pcnplo To tho b.slile fur tbc crown. But Strako ho lay al Ijonniiigton, l?y thc Huosick s watcis bnght, And Arnuld and bis foiocs Gathcrsd tliiok on licbmiis' bcij-lil. Fort Edward on tho llndson, It was L'Uardcd ninht and dav. By Vnn Veclitcn and li i -3 woodincn itigin bturay woodincn tlicy! Fort Edward on Ihe Hudson, It was iiunrdcd dav nnd niilit. Oh! but cai'Iy in thc inorninci l saw a UiUor siglit! A bittcr sij-bt, and fuarfnl! And a sbamcful dced of blood! All tbe plain was clo.ircd around, Iut tbe slnpos wcrc thick witb wood, And a rnighty pitio stood tbcro, On tho sumit ol tho hili, And a brigbt spring roso bcncath it, Witb a Iow nnd liquid tnll . nd a liltlo way bolow, All wilh vino-bou'-hs ovorriin. A wbitp-wallcd oot was slccping I hcre that sbaniolul docd was dono! Ob! ii uas tho blytbc.it morning, In tbc bnlliant Aiitiiinn timc, Tho siin bbonc nevor briobtcr Wlicn tho ycar was in its primc. But a inaidcn fair was wccping ln that cotiaoe day by day, Wo slio was, and worn wiib walcbing For hcr trtic lnvc far away. Ile was bcarinji noble nrnis Noblo arms I'or Englnti'l's kiii! Sho was waiting sad and lcarful, Noar tho puio trco, ucar tbe spring! Wcnry waiting for bis cotning Yct she I'caicd not; forshe know That bcr lovcr's iinme would guuid ber, 1 hat ncr lovcr's heait was truc. Truc be was; nor did foract, As bc mnrohcd tbc wild woods througb, Iler to wliom his trotb was plightcd IJytbo Iludson's wntcrs bluc. Ho bcthougbt bim of tho madncsa And thc fury of tbe strife; Ho bethniight liim of tho pcril To that dcar and prcoious lifo; So ho callcd an Indian chicf, In bis iaint and wnr array Ob! it was a cuiscd tliounlit, Old it was u lucklcts day. "Go!" bosnid, ",ind fcck my lady By Fort EiKvard wlicro sho lius; Ilavc ber hithcr lo tho cnmp! Sho sball provc n wortby prizo!'' And bo chnrged bim witb a lctter, Witb a lctter to bis dcar, Bidding bcr to follow frcely, And that nothing she should fear. Ligbtly, brightly, roso tho siin Iligh his bcart, and full of inirtb Grny and gloomy closed tbc night Strcaniy mists bcdewrd tbc cartb Tbuncc ho novcr ccased to sorrow Till bis tcdions lifc was o'er For that night bo thought to scc ber, 3ut be ncvor saw bcr tnore. By tho pino trce on tbe bill, Aruicd mcn wcro nt thcir post, Wbilc tbe early sun was Iow, Watcbing (or tho lloynl bost, Camc a riflo's suddcn cnck! llosc a wild and fearful yell! Ruslud tbe indians froin tlio brokc! Flcd tho gaurd.qr fougbt nnd fell! Fougbt and fcll! nnd ficrcoly o'cr tbom, Roso thd hidcotis dcath liallooJ Ono nlonc was sparcd of a!l Wounded be, and pinioncd too! Ho it was thc dced that saw, As bo lay tbe spring bcBido Ilad bis mnnly arm Ijcoii frce, Hc had savcd bcr, or had dicd! TIIURSDAY EVENING, Up thc bill bc saw tbem lend hcr, And she followed froo frotn fcar And bor beanty blazed tho brighlcr, As sho doomcd ber lovcr noar Hc could rond tho joyoug bopc Sparkling in bor sunny oycs Lo tho! suddon strife! tbe ragel Tboy aro battling for tho prizo! Guns nro brandisbcd knives nro drawn! Flashcd thc dealh-shol, flow thc ball! lly tho tho chief who should hnvc saved Did tho lovcly victiin fall. Fcll, nnd brcathed hcr lovers nninc, Blcsscd bim witb ber latcst sigb," Ilappicr thaii tho surviving, Happicr was sho to dio, Thon tho fynnlic savngo scized ber Hy tlio long and fluwing hnir Barod ibe koon nnd dondly knifo Whirled aloft tho trcsscs fair rollcd in Iriumph, nnd rclreatcd, Bonrinj; olf tho tropely drcad Tbiuk of bim who sont thoin forth! Who rcceived it recking rcd! IIo rcceived it, cold as stone, Wilh a ghastly stupid stnre Sbook not, sighcd not, questioned not Oh! ho kncw lliat yclloiv bair! And hc nevcrsmiled ngain, JNor was ovcr scen to wccp Aud ho ncver spoke to namc hcr, Savo wlicn inuttcring in bis slocp! Vet bc did his duty wcll, Witb a chillami cheorlcss hcait; But bo nevcr scemed to know it, Thotigh be played a soldicrs p.u t. Vcara ho livod for grief kills not But his vcry lifc was dead, Scarccly dicd hc anv moro Wlien tbe clny was o'er hia bcad! Would yo fnrther lcarn of bor? Visit then llio fatal spot! 'iM . . i . , i nuru nu luoininicni uiey raised,. Storicd stones Ihey seul)tured uot; But tho inighly pine is tlicrc; Go, and yc niay sco it still. Gray aad ghosily, but crcct, Un Ihe biiinuiit of tbc lull; And thc little fount wells ont, Cold and clcar bonoalb its sbade. Cold and clcar, as wben bcside it roll that young and loelv niaid. These sliall witni'ss for the tale, Ilow on tho accurfcd day, Beanty innnconce and youth Uicil in liapless .Iaxi: WcRea! MISCELLANEOUS. TIIE FIUGATE'B TENDER; on, The rVauliual Eitise. A TAI.r. 0 r T II II I. A S T W A K. I3Y J. 11. INOUAHAM. C1IAPTER I. Itwascarlyon a sunny morning du- ring tho progress of ihe last war witb Great Bntnin, that a young navnl ofilcor, walking on thc Bnttcry nt New York, had his aitontion drawn lo a group of pcr- sons oaj-nestly cngagcd in watcbing two vesscls just visiblo far down thc harbor. 'Wbat is it, my fricndst' be askcd, in a frank, heariy lono, ns be joined tbem. 'The tender.agnin, chnsing in n scboon- cr, sir' ansivercd an old tar, touching ibe point of his bnt as hc noticed the anchor button on tbc oflicers cont. 'Hero is a spy glass, sir,' said a innster's maie, who ttood near, nnd at the satni timc rrs, ootfully hniiding it lo bim. 'Tbunk you, my man,' nnswered the lieulonnnt, witb n srnilo, ns ho look thc iiislrumeiil and placed it to bis eyc. By its nid be could clenrly dii.tiiiguisb an armcdschooncr, of about nimty lons, crowding sail iu chaso of a tradiiiL' 'forc nnd nftcr' that was rnaking every excr tion to cscapc, bnth by towing nnd throw- ing water upon the sailn. 'Tho chabc is about balf ,i mile abcnd, sir,' snid thn master's malebui the tend cr sails liko n shark iu chaso of a dolphiu. The fore-nnd-afierdon't stand nchnncc of gctting in pnst the fort.' 'The tendcr can sail nnd I nm tbe one tbnt ougbt to kno.v ii,' said a stout, weaiber henlen looking mun. 'She was n pilot boat, and the fnstest crafA that ever dnnccd over the avcs. Three weeks n gol aud my crow were out in hor, wlicn yori Engliah frigato suddpnly made hcr nppcaranco out a fog bank and brought us to. But I took my ynwl, and Pullcd for the land a lcague away, nnd escaped; for tbc fog was so thick tho Englishmnn could not get a alimpse of me. It is my schooncr lliey havo turncd into a tender, sir, nnd that's made so many cnptures thc last three weeks of our small coastcrs.1 'She cnrries forty inen.nnd n long thirly two, so I bear,1 observcd a senmnn in tho group. 'And is commanded by n lutT aud a rcefcr,' added tbe mnstcr's mntc. 'It would bc a blessiug,' observcd n nvm-of-war's-nian, who bnd not yct spokcu, if'tbat crnft could bc cnngbt nnpping. It nint for a sloop to put ber nosc ont of tho harbor, bcyond tho cnpc; but white tlio frigato was alono, tbey could slip along tbe coast iu light wntor, nnd sbow bcr thoirhcels. But now, every lliing tkct vcnturosoutis brought to by that loiig gun of tbe tcndor's.' 'That's a fact, Bcn rcspondcd nnollicr OCTOBER 16, 1845. senmnn. 'She lini Inken or drivcn bnck into port uo less tbnn tventy-6W craft in the Inbt three weeks. I sball bo glad, for ono, wlicn our frigato lying ofTtbcrc gets hcr nrmnmcnl nbonrdjlor then I think we'll awnllotv tho Euglish frigate outsido, nnd pick our tceih with tbe tendcr.' All tlicac remarks wero benrd by thc young olficer, who all tbe while oonlinued to look th'ough thc spy-glassnt tbc tender aud hcr cbasc. 'Thcre gops n gun!' c.iied scveral of the spectasors, as a llasb aud jet of nzure smoke cninc froin the tcndpr's bows. 'Thnt ia bold ciiotigh,' ohserved thc young odicer, ns ifspenking his ibougbts nlmid; 'the impudcut tonder is almost up witli llie fort, nnd dares to firo at tbc chase iu tho very fnco of thc batteries.' 'It'sonly to try nnd do ber miscbiof, sir.' said the maslcr's niate; 'for sbc finds tbc forc-after will escapc ber so she fires a gun tocut away somcthing.' 'Vou nro ri.jht my iiian,1 respoaded thc olficer; 'for she has put nbnut and stnnds senward acaiii.' D IIo contir.ucd to wnt.oh tho retiring ten dcr fur soinc moincnts in silcnce. 'It's n piiy wo hadn't an armcd culler in port thnt would sail f.istcr than she can,' said a lad, approacbing tho grou.p His tlrcds was that ofa niidsbipinan, aud his nir singulatly froo and fcarless. 'Ab, Frank, arc you thcre?' snid tho licutciiiiut. Wlicn did you get bnck froin yoiir father'e?' 'Last night. I was in bopcs to fmd llin sbip reudy fur sen, Mr Pcrcivnl; but I nm told itwill be three eeks bcforo wecangct away. I wnnt to havo n brusb witb John Bull's frigalc who hovers off .and on the harbor with such bravadoing. Wlicn did you gct in town, sir?' 'Vciterday morning. Ilnvo you bcon itticssing thc prctty chase down thc bay, Frank?' 'Yes. I would -,ivc a ynar's pny if I could hnvc a hand in cnpturing thnt rogno.' 'Cotnc nsidc with me,' said tho olficer, piilting his arm in that oftlie midahipman. 'Your words oxprci-s my own wishes. I havc conceivcd a plan for cnpturing that tendcr.' 'Iu whnt way, sir,' dpinandcd the youth witb nnimation. 'I will show you. Thc tcnder's game nppears to be the coasting vesscls, from which she takes men to iinpress in thc British navy, and nlso plundcrs llio craft of such ibings as ihry contain which arc of auy valuo. iIy plan is lo cbnrtcr an old sloop, llio worst looking one that it is pos siblc to fmd in port, yet a tolcrablo sailcr, for sho niiist work well and roadily obpy hcr hclni. I will load hcr ilcck wiib bcn coops filled with poultry, pens craminod with pigs, and a few shopp, nnd n calf or two, by way of varicty. You laugh, Frank; but tho commauder of the tender will fiud no laugbing mallcr, if I succced as 1 nnticipnle. I sbip about lliiriy-five men, aud conccnl thcm in thc bold, nnd mking coniinniid of my craft with one on ly it-siblo ou deck, I sball set sail out of of tho lrirbor. Wlicu I gel outside I think I sliall bc nblo to show John Bull n Ynnkce trick be will not forget very soon. But nll will dopepend on our good managcincnl of llio afi'ur. Now you soc whnt I would bc at, Frank! Will you join mei' Mleart nnd hand, sir,' respondcd Frank Talbot, witb oiitbusiasm. 'Will you allow nieto bc the hand on deck to help work tbe sloop?' 'Yes, if you can tallc Weathersfield Ynnkcp.' 'Wall, I raytbcr gucss I ken tho' I nnt becn lo Cbnucctictit ninong 'em sins last grnss!' This reply was pronotinccd in such an ininiitnble Yankce dialecl that the lieulen ant burst into a henvy Inugh. 'You will do, Frnnk! Now we wnnt to procccd nt onco to aciion. 1 wnnt you to go to the Anchor rcndezvous in l'earl strcet and drum up about fivc and thirty mcn. Take only tbose thnt nre dnring nnd rcady for unything. Lct none of thcm know your objoct, lest we sdinuld be bc trnycd by inforiuntion beiug conveyed lo llie tendcr. You will fmd mon eimugli in tbcsc limfts that will nsk no qucslions. Meet mo at twelve o'elock nt tho E. cbange Reading Rooms and reporl to me.' The midsbipmnn then look his lcnvc nnd hasmncd up llio balteiy. Tho lieu tcnaiit rctnrncd to thc group and Inking n side tbc master's niate, whoin bo know, Inid bricfly beforo bim bis project. The old tar ctitcred into it wilh nll zcnl. To gciber tbey went to to the docks whcre, on nccoiint of tlio blockndc, lay idlc a Inrgo numbcr of vesscls of every dcscrip tion. Tbey wero not long in discovering such a craft as sutcd tbem; a Hudson sloop of sovcnty tons. Sbc wns immcdi atrly put in triin for sailing by tlio mns tcr's matc, aud thrca or four men wbom ho cmploycd; wbilo tbc oflicor proccodcd to buy aud scud on bo&rd bis liye slock ciiAi-rr.R n. Tho morning following theso events, tbe Tendcr of tho Brilish frigate wns standiug off and on uuder casy sail, and olose in with Sandy Ilook. Tho wind wns from tho southwest and blowing u bout a livo uot brcezo. Tho sky wns without a cloud, and only a gcntlo undu lation liftcd tho surfacc of tbc occau. Thc tendcr was a clippcr buill vesscl, vcry long and narrow in tho boam, and constructed wholly with an eye to hor fast sailing qualities; and sho gavc proof of thcm hy overhauling every tbing. She carried amid-sbips a long tbirty-lwo potin dcr. Iler crew consislcd of about forty mcn in tho uniforni of thc British Navy. Tbey wcrc now principally asscmbled m tho bow3 nnd on thc windlass, talking to gcthcr or watcbing tho shoro. Aft, thc ofiiccr of thadock.a bluff, full-faccd young: Engliah 'middy,' was lounging over the qunrtcr railing, smolung a scgar. Tho man at the hulm had a sinccurc of his post, for thc vessel skippcd along so casi ly that she socmcd almost to slecr hcr self. 'Sail ho!' cried tho look-out, from thci beel of tho bowsprit. 'Wbcro away?' quickly dcmnnded tho ofTiccr. 'In shoro, two poitits forward tlio benin?' 'Aye, aye! 1 see!' nnswered the middy, levclling his glass at tho sloop just steal- ing out of thc harbor, closcly litigging.tho sbore.'It's another of thc Yankce coastcrs, A sail in shorc, Mr Stanlcy!' said hc, spoaking througb the sky-light, Tbe lieutoiriiit, a stout flcsby, port- winc visagrd John Bull, camc on deck and tonk sight at tbe strangcr, which was about a longuc distant. 'It is n lumlicr sloop; but we will bnng ber to, if sbc dares to vontiirc out; for wc inav ijut somc frcsb provisions aud vegetahlcs froin hor, if nothing moro.' 'Sball I put bcr on llio othcr tack, sir?' 'jTot yct. Iocp on ns we nre, till the sloop gets nn od'ing. ' If we run for ber now, she will take refugo iu thtt harbor.' Tlio sloop stood out for a balf a mile, and then baiiling ber wind, bcat down a long thn Innd. Tho tendcr deliyed tbc chaso until sho had got to far from the from the entrnnce of tbc barbour to gct back again, aud then puttiiig about, run for hcr so ns to cut hcr off. Tbc sloop seomcd to tnkc alarm, and pulting about, bcgnn to makc thc bcst of hcr way tow ards tho harbor ibo had left. Conlidont in tho spced of his own vessel, thoEnglish lieutennnl folt satisficd that ihe cbasc was alrcndy his, und laughcd at tbc cllurts of the iloon to uct awt.y. At length they canie near cnoiigh to seo thnt hcr docks wcro covcrcd witb pigs aud poultry. 'A inrc haul we sball mnke this morn ing!' snid tho middy. 'Hnotigli cbickcn pie for tho whole frigatc's crev, to say nothing of thc turi-ies and roast pig for thecahin!' 'Wbat a regular slab-sidcd Yankce skippcr she his nt ber helin! iMaii aud boy, she has a sioul crow!' said the licu lcnnnt, laughing. Thcy looked frigbten cd out of their scnses, as thcy bcgan lo think they arc g.ne for it! Sloop ahoy!' ' What yc wani!' come across thc wa ter, in llie strongcst nasal of Ynnkeedom. 'I want you to benvc to, brolhcr Jona thnn!' Td rayther not, if it is all tho sauic lo you! 1 m in a nntty liurry' fraiut: au- ded tbe di.'guised American ofiicer, in nn under tone, whon I ordcr you tolet go tho jib, you.mtist draw it aft ns bard as your Mrrngth will let you. I at tbc same timc will put the helin bard up ho tbc slnop will play rapidly off and f.dl aboard of ber. 1 sliall curse your bluiideiv, aud ordor you lo lct go ; but dou't inind me; koep pulling tho jib-shcel hard to the windward. Leavc the lest to mo. Now, my mcn,' ho said, spoaking llirougl. Ibo compaiiion-way 'lake n good grasp of your pistols and ciitlasses. Whon 1 stamp my fool on thc deck ovcr your hcads, ibrow off tlio hatchcs, lenp on dock aud follow me.' Moavo to, or I will sink you! Wbat aro you paluvoring about?', sbouied thc Englishinan! The two vesscls w cro now siilo by side, stcoring ou the saino course, nheam of cncb olher, tbc tendcr lo leownrd and n bout a hundred fathoms lofi'. 'Wall, dou't bo too froo witb your pow dcr, and 1 will. Aminidob, lct g that 'ur jib shcet.' 'Yes, 1 tvifl,' aiis-ernd tho young rcef cr; nnd wilh a heariy will ho bognn to draw it to wiudwnrd. ''At the snmo mo ment ho Amcricun officer put his holm bard up, and tbe sloop rapidly paycd off right towards thc tendcr. 'Lct go that jib shcct!' shouted tho En glish ellicor. Yes, Aminidab, you 'tnrnel fool, you lot go, I say! Let it go! Dont you scc we aro coniing rigbt aboard tho Captain's vcsscl?' f Vol. VI-.No. 283. J 1'fico 1311,50 in Aclvuncc . But 'Aniiui'dab' pullcd tbe hardor, und fairly took a turn witb tbc sheet about a delaying piu, Tho Englisb ollicer wus about to pour out upon him a volley of onths, wben, sceing that tho sloop would cerlainly fall foul of him, hc turncd to givo orders for the prolection of his own vesscl, but, eie ho could utlcr thcm, tho sloops bows struck lier near tho foro rigging, and swung round slern with atearn. At tlio samo instant tho American ofTiccr stamp ed upnn ihe dock, and forty anncd mon mndc their appcaranco from tho hatchcs, forecastlo and cnbin, nnd lcapcd after Per cival upon the tcndor's deck. The Englisbnian, taken by surprisc surrendercd without scarcely striking a blow; and getting botb vesscls under sail, in the very sight of tho frigate, tbe gnf lant young captor sailcd with his prizo back into tho harbor, ni:dta"oIy ancbor edberofftbc battery, ufter au absenco of six hours and twcnly-seven niiiiutcs. Tho cxploit isdoiibtlessoncof Ihobold est and most spirited affairs that came off during ihe war. Tho account given a bove is a faithful narativc of thc transac lion, and thc chicf circumstanccs will bc recoguizcd boih by tho bia o officer in question, ns well as by his fricnds. ANECl")OrEOF HECATUR. The United States Nalional iMagazine of September, in revicviiifr a book callod "Battlcs of tho Brilish Navy," hy Joseph Allen, a task which implies only poinling out ihe most glaring misstatcsmonts, tclU nn anacdoteofihe iuimortal Deoatur.which to us is new. It seems thc Englisbnian, iu the plentiiudc of his assurancc, inlimates that Decalur was mislnkcn in the identity oftLo Macrdonian, and thnt be triedtoes cnpo wben ho discovcrod the coinmnnd of (japt. Cnrdcn. To show thc absurdity of such romiince ihe IMagazine tells llie fol lowing nnccdote. "Beforc tho war Capt. Carden and the .Mncedonian wero at Norfolk; Decalur wns thcre too, nnd a warrn inliniacy soou joined in I'rienddhip two kindred liearts. While discussing navnl nfTnirs one day, Carden snid, 'Decalur your ships arc good cnoiigh, and you havo a clever setoffcl lows; but whnt practico havc you had in war? Tbcrc's the rub. One of these dnys we'll probably havc a brush logether.aiid ifl catchyour sbipnt sea, I will knock hcr inlo n co'cked hat, Stephen' ' Will you? says IDccalur , ' u-ill bcl iiou a hat on it. ' The bet was ugrced upon, and the convcrsation changed. But a few numths cla:scd crc thc war that had becn tbiealcncd commcnced, aud dhe two CaptaiiH.by somc singular coinci dcnce, inet. The results of tho aciion arc known. Cnpt. Carden, on going on board the U. States, was rcceived by a lieuten nut nt the gangwny, to whom he tcnileied his sword. 'Not to me, sir,' snid the ofii ccr,' but to thc cnptain.' 'And where is thc captain.' said thc embarrassed Englifh inan. 'Ilcstduds nfi there; that is the gcn ilcmau, sir, iu a tarpaulin hat aud round jackct.' Carden went aft, and his lecliugs on mccting his old friond under such circum stancrs, inay be imngined. As he offcred his sword to Decatur, thnt ollicor said, 'No, Carden, I nevcr take thc sword ofa bravo inaii; you havc fougbt gallanlly; but, said he, laying his hand on thc oihcr's shouldor, '1 will lnkc that hat, my dcar fellow.' ln transferring to tbc United States tho suit of Capt. Cr.rden, a finc band was m cludcd. Iu llie aficrnoon wlicn diulicr was antiounced in tbc cabin, Capt. Cnrdcn, said toDcc tur, 'those musicians nro vtry skillful, aud I havc alnays had thcm on deck while at dinner.' 'Vcry wcll,' sa:d Decatur we will havo thcm up.' Thc band wis ordercd on deck to play, nnd Com. Decntur was nsked wbat nir hc would likc lo hear. 'Lct thcin play Brit tauia ruies c Waves,' siid hc, with a .ly laugh." It tnkcs twelve hundred tons of silvcr pcr niiuutn tp dcfend this country from foreign invusioii. "Dou't bc in a hurry Dcncon; wouldn't you likc a glass of good old Jmnica llns morning?' "Tbank you kindly," snid the old gcntleman bcgining to disniounl witb nll tbc delibcration bccoming n deacon. "1 don't cnreifl do." "Ah don't troublc yourself togct off, Deacon," aaid thc wag, "1 mrrely (tskcd fur ivJ'tirmaUon wc havc n't n drop of riim in tTio house." Another Quilt for Mr Chy. A lady iu Hnrlford County, IMtl. has prosented Mr Clay another 'bcautifiil Counterpauc!' Iu thccentrois n "suitable inscription," tc. Uo will probably bc glad tn scc il." Wc do not assort that thc following is a truo copy of thc inscription: Beiipnlh this Quilt, licsHcnry Clay, Whom locos put to bed one day. Bequiel, Hnl to riso isvnin, l'ross'd down by ir.nny 3 counter-m'r You're wcll tuck'd ccasc to scolf I You cnnnol"kiok thc kivcr oll!"