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'I liavo sworn upon tlio Alfar of Cod, eternal hostility to every form of Tyranny over the Mind of Man." Thomas Jefferson. PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY JOHN S. INGRAM. BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA. SATURDAY, AUGUST 26,' 1837. Number 18. w A . (.; raw u- . i. -- - h -JKB . TjgggVoliunc I. lit. unrw mm,- Ml R m c mm VJ . hoi From the Mountaineer. ( POPULAR MELODIES. to. 2.3 Tune "lltyal Charlie" timos! Hani times! is now the cry,. iTho country's in confusion ! Thollanks have stopped! and still they try To mystify delusion: ii liev Rive us trash, .And keep the casli, send across the waters, ro pay for tilings f They toughtfrom Kings, , :j..ti i i t gun uur huiih uuu uuugmursi Clionus'. 'hen to the Polls ve nolle souls! The Hantcs man crv for mftirtcrs.' ' Wut hear their doom (CVtiikt siialViiescjie, 'pOJorJeit all their charters! jiKhall ConroitATioNR rulo the soilj -SCThat Washington defended 1' "J Must honest people sweat and toil, 'VAnd see their rights "suspended?' 'jMust we bo slaves, t f To pamper knaves 1 ' $8ball Bankers bo our masters? . :: tit.... in . , Uuimr rom uay 10 uay, JBfinolhing but shin-plaslcrs? Thaitothelolls,4c: Bravo Jackson strove to keep us free, , lie loved his country dearly; sound metallic currency as not a "rnoMisE" merely: fw til "LITTLE VAN g An honest man, U imitate the Hero, rptiiI thn. will fro llntirn tllfir Wna t Atlhast as low as Zero!! ' F When to the Polls, Qcl iGoNantst is about to meet, ! 'jton a great occasion, r.no unholy scheme defeat 'ifc common expectation: ?If Mautin will The scenes which now are tragic, ' IdWBcforo a year, t " MlvBSSEL !.if5itor;iioiESTr is "jiaoic!!" ., . LrW $iffirhe to the Polls, 4 c. k, t jThqJjEmpire Stato" may- play her pranks, " 'And e'en the "Old Dominion," a 'MayTwnVe wath all her broken Banks ' ' s ,'tyltegrirdlcs9 of opinion: 1 4iTho Keystone Slate SsWon'tJiesitatc. dills fall thick upon her, , 'iostm maintain, iWithout a stain, high and "sacred honor." Then to the Polls, 4 c. (tlllv- itnrlrrstnnrt mir wV( i,Tho rights of Law and Nature: Wo l vote no more far paper fates, tj-yi o fill our Legislature: I'oriM Kclorm Id'as'TjoIumbia's Seamen. SfWe'Ildo or die sFor.Libcrty, i . i f provo inaiwo are jrcemeni Then to the Polls, 4c. PERRY'SS VICTORY ON LAKE ERIE. nr an ete witxess. W&Qn the mnrniiif-of the lOthofSeptnm berl813, at sunrise the enemy wero dis- ,(S jpurjioscofattackingoiir squadron then al an l!liohQr:in Put-in-Oay; Not a moment was UoM)0 lost. Perry's squadron immediately , Rounder way, arid stood out to meet the urpmi ueet, wtucli at tins time had ie .gather gage. At 10 A. M. tho wind shift ted;: from s. W; to S. E. which brought " ourguadron to windward. The wind was "light, the day beautiful not a cloud obscu- kredittio horizon. The lino was formed at eleven, and Commodore Perry caused an Jlegant flag, wliich ho had privately prcpa frcdjjto be hoisted at tho most head of the xJa?Tcncc; on this flag was painted, in characters legible to tho whole fleet, the aymg words of the immortal La.whf.nce DONT GIVE UP TIIE SHIP." Its infiV i : .l .1 .M.-..l I i mvmjv a uufc iu uu uuaujiueu uvtiiy ucari Wallelcctrificd. The crews cheered tho imnparating can was passed. Both fleets anrirwrpil nnirnr fnr llin pnnflint. nn llirt ro. f which so much depended. At 15 .mimites before 12, the Detroit, tho head i biforo 12, the Detroit, rnosUahip of the enemy, opened upon tho 'Lawrence, which for ten minutes was obli ged (o sustain a well directed and heavy . fire from llin P.np.mv's tll-n Inrmi cliina ll'itll. teut'lieing able to return it with carronades: Bflti5. minutes beforo 12 tho Lawrenco oncn- lT.tv .i - ,i i irii!xullu" ",u me uiner vcbsuis were utwtcu io Biippuri iicr, uui mo wmu was tliis time too lipht to enable them to come up. Every brace and bowline of the Law- rence being . soon shot away, she soon shot away, she became unmanageable, and in this situation sustain ed the action upwards of 2 hours within canister distance, until every gun was ren dered useless, and but a small part of her crew left unhurt upon deck., At half past two the wind increased and enabled the Niagara to cotnc into close ac tion the gun boats took a nearer position. Commodore 1'erry left his ship in charge of Jit. iirncl, and wont on board the Niag ara. Just as he reached that vessel, the (lag of the Lawrence came down', tiie crisis had arrived. Cnpt. Elliott at this moment anticipated the wishes of tho Commodore, by volunteering his service in bringing the srhooncrs into close action. At -15 minutes past 2 the signal was giv en for close action. The Niagara being very little injured, and her crew fresh the commodore determined to pass through the enemy's line; he accordingly bore up and passed ahead of the Detroit, Queen Char 1'dttc and Lady Prevost, pouring a terrible rakitig lire into them from tho starboard glins, and on the Chippcway and Little Welt, from the Larboard side, at half pistol shot distance. The small vessels at this time having got within grape and canister distance, kept up a well directed und de structive fire. The action now raged with the greatest fury the Queen Charlotte, having lost her commander and several of her principal officers, in a moments confu sion got foul of the Detroit in this situa tion the enemy in their turn had to sustain a tremendous fire without the power of re turning it with much effect; the carnage was horrible the flags of the Detroit, Queen Charlotte and Lady Prevost struck m rapid succession: The brig Hunter and schooner Chippcway were soon made to follow the example. The Little Uelt at tempted to escape to Maiden, but she was pursued by two of the gun boats and stir rendered about three miles distant from the scene of action. fin . i . i . i no writer oi mis account m company with 5 others arrived at the head ol Put-in Day island, on the evening of the 9th, and had a view of the action, at the distance of Only ten miles: The spectacle was truly grand and awful. The firing was inces sant, for the space of 3 hours; arid continu ed at short intervals -15 minutes longer. In less than one hour after the battle began, most of tho vessels of both fleets were in volved in a cloud of smoke, which rendered the issue of the action uncertain, till the next morning when wo visited the fleet in harbor on the opp s,itc side of the island. The fcadcr will easily judge of our solici tude to learn the result. There is no senti ment more painful than suspense when it is excited by the uncertain issue of an event illie mis. If the wind had continued atS. W. it was the intention of Admiral Barclay to have J hoarded our aquadron; for this purpose he , had taken on board of his fleet about 200 of the famous -list regiment; they acted as marines and fought bravely, but nearly two thirds of them wero cither killed or wound ed. The carnage on board the prizes was prodigious they must have lost 200 killed besides wounded. The side of the Detroit and Queen Charlotto were shattered from bow to stern; there was scarcely room to phico one's hands on their larboard sides without touching the impression of a shot a great many balls canister and grape,' wero found lodged in her bulwarks, which were too thick to be penetrated by our car ronades unless within pistol shot distance. Their rriasts wero so much shattered that they fell overboard soon after they got into the' Bay. Tho loss of the Americans was severe, particularly on board the Lawrence. When her flag was struck she had but 9 men on board fit for duty. Her sides wero completely riddled by the shot from tho long guns of tho British ships Her deck, ao , , aijiuu iiiuunuy unv; vu.. went on board, exhibited a scene that de fies description for it was literally cover ed viih blood, which still adhered to the plank, and cloths, brains, hair and frag ments of bones wore still sticking to Ihe rig ging and sides. The surgeons were still busy with the wounded enough! horror appalled my senses. Among the wounded were several brave fellows, each of whom had lost a leg or an arm tliey appeared eliecrlul aim expressed a wish that they had done their duty. Rome and Sparta would have been proud of these heroes! It would be invidious to particularize in stances of individual merit, where every one so nobly performed his part; of the 9 sea men remaining unhurt at the time the Law rence struck her flag, 5 were immediately promoted for their unshaken firmness in such a trying situation. The most of these had been in the actions with the Gucrriere and Java. Every officer of the Lawrence, except the commodore and his little brother, a promi sing youth 13 ypars of age, were either killed or wounded. The efficacy of the gun boats was fully proved in this action, and the stems of all the prizes bear ample testimony of the fact. They took raking positions and galled the enemy severely. The Lady Prevost lost 12 men before either of the brigs fired on her. Their fire was quick and pre cise. Let us hear the enemy. The "gen eral order of General Adjutant Bayncr. con tains the following words, "his (Perry's) numerous gun-boats, (four) which had pro ved the greatest annoyance during the ac tion, were all uninjured." The undaunted bravery of Admiral Bar clay, entitled him to a better fate; to the loss of the day was superadded grievous and dangerous wounds; he had before lost an arm; it was now his hard fortune to lose the use of the other, by a shot which car ried away the blade of his right shoulder; a canister shot made a violent contusion in his hip; his wounds was for some days con sidered mortal. Every possible attention was paid to 1 is situation. When commo dore Perry sailed for Buflalow he was so far recovered that he took passage in our licet. The fleet touched at Erie. The citizens saw the affecting spectacle of Har rison and Perry leading the wounded Brit ish Hero, still unable to walk without help, from the beach to their lodgings. On board the Detroit twenty-four hours' after her surrender, were found snugly stowed away in the hold two Indian Chiefs, who had tho courage to go on boaid at Mai den, for the purpose of acting as sharp shooters to kill our officers. Ono had the courage to ascend into the round top and discharge his piece, but the whizzing of shot, splinters and bits of rigging, soon made tho place too waim for him he descended faster than he went up; at tho moment he reached tho deck the fragments ofa sea men's head struck his comrade's face and covered it with' blood and brains. He vo ciferatcd the savage interjection 'quoii!' and both sought safety below. 1 he Uritish olhccrs had domesticated a bear at Maiden. Bruin accompanied his comrades to battle was on the deck of the Detroit during the engagement, and es caped unhurt. The killed of both fleets were thrown overboard as fast as they fell. Several were washed ashoro upon the island and the main during the gales that succeeded the action. Commodore Perry treated the prisoners with, indulgence; several Canadians, hav ing wives at Maiden, wero permitted to vis it their families on parole. Tho British wero superior in the length and nunibcrof their guns, as well as in the number of men. Tho American fleet was manned with a motety set of beings, Euro peans, Africans, Americans, from every partoflhpU. S. Full one fourth , were blacks I saw ono Russian, whocoulUnot I . ' . j. i mi . ,. . 0 Tliey wero brave and who could be otherwise under the command of Perry The day after the baltlc, the funeral ob sequies of the American and British officers who had fallen in the action, were perform ed, in an appropriate and affecting man ner. An opening on tho margin of the bay, was selected for the interment of the bodies. The crcWs of both fleets attended. The weather was fine the elements seem ed to participate in the solemnities of the day, for every breeze was hushed and not wavo ruffled the surface of the waters. The procession of boats the neat appear ance of the officers and men the music the slow and regular motion of the oars, striking the exact time with tho notes of the solemn 'dirge uW mournful waving of the n ..STC r "go mi; buuuu ui uiu iiiiuuiu guns irom the different steps in the harbor the wild and solitary aspect of the place the still ness of nature, gave to the scene an air of melancholy grandeur, better felt than de scribed all acknowjedged its influence all were sensibly aflccted. What a con trast did it exhibit to the terrible conflict of the preceding day! Then the people of tho two squadrons were engaged, in the deadly strife of arms. Now they associa ted like brothers, to pay the last sad tribute of respect to the dead of both nations. Five officers were interred, two Ameri can and three British. Lt. Brooks and midshipman l.amb of the Lawrence; Capt. Finks and Lieut. Stokes ofthe Queen Char lotte, and Lieut. Garland of tho Detroit. The graves are but a few paces from the beech, and the future traveller of cither na tion, will find no monument whereby he may distinguish tho American from tho British hero. Singular Name. A good old lady once presented her darling to the parson to re ceive the ordinance of baptism. The rev erend gentleman took the child in his arms, and in a solemn impressive tone said, "name this child," "Acts," replied the mother. The divino withdrew his hand from the holy fount, where it had just been placed, and said, "why madam do you call your boy by that name?" why sir," said said she, "our eldest we called Matthew; we have since had Matk, Luke and John, and intending to go thro' we this one 'Acts.' JOHN RANDOLPH. The late John Randolph, of Roanoke, in the year 1813, when the -New York hanks suspended specie payments, had a remittance of some thousand dollars made him from England. T.he sum covered the wholo of ono of his tobacco crops, and the funds ware locked up in the vaults of the bank of America. Mr. Randolph was at the time in the prime of life, in the full en joyment of unequalled popularity. Here- paired to New York, and demanded his funds in specie. It cannot be had was the prompt reply. "It must bo had" was the laconic response of Mr. Randolph. The The bank was incorrigible till the succeed ing day, when the columns of the New York Columbian announced by advertise ment, that that afternoon at 2 o'clock the Hon. Johri Randolph of Roanoke, would address tho people on the subject of banks and the frauds they had committed, from the steps of the bank of America! It is scarcely necessary to say that before tho hour arrived every farthing demanded by Mr. Randolph was paid over in specie. Pittsburg Intel. PRINTERS .PROVERBS. 1. Never enquire thou of the Editor for tho news, for behold it is his duty at the ap pointed time to give it unto thee without asking. 2. When thou dost writo for his paper, never say unto him "what thinkest thou of my piece," for it may bo that tho truth might offend thee. 3. It is not fit that thou should ask of him, who is tho author of any article, for his duty requires him to keep such things unto himself. 4. When thou dost onter intp a printing office, have a care unto thyself, thou dost not touch tho type; for thou may'st cause the printer much trouble. "5. Look thou not at tho copy which is in the hands of compositors; for that is not meet in the sight of the printer. 0. Neither examine thou the proof sheet for it is not ready to meet thine eye, that thou may'st understand it. 7. Prefer thy country (State!) paper to any other: subscribe immediately for it, and pay in advance, and it shall be well with thee and thy little ones. Broivns villc. An Irishman meeting an acquaintance', thus accosted him, 'Ah my dear; who do you think I have just been speaking to? Your old friend Patrick, faith? and he has grown so thin, I hardly knew him. You arc thin, and I am thin, but he is thinner than Voth of ns put together. Antediluvian Pun. 'Let me have your walking stick, asked a little child of his father who carried a very heavy loaded staff. 'No, no, child,' was the answer, 'you're not Mle to carry my Gane.1 A Snake in Ireland. The virtue of St. Patrick's curse appears o be on the wane. A snake was seen near Carrick, toward the end of May a fact which we find duly re corded in the Dublin papers. We have seen two Italians with two monkeys, a drum, some jingling bells, and a set of whistles, attract a larger concourse of spectators than Mr. Webster can by a dinner speech. All this parade is mere nim-doll. As long as the Hartford Con vention ocedpies a place in American histo ry! no man connected with that treasona ble conclave, however remotely, can ever be President of the United States. New port (It. I.J Argus. The Eastern Argus says that a man can't begin to get into tfie best society in Middle town, Ct. unless he has failed three times, and the last time for over -10,000. A late London periodical says: "Bal loons'now start almost every evening from various parts of the town and men, wo men, and monkeys are to beseen ascending and descending. We have less commer cial and other distress, probably, in conse quence of the world's looking up." Anecdote. In calling the roll of the Convention of Business men, yesterday, with tho view of ascertaining the occupa tion of each member, when the President's (Mr. Halsey) name was called, he answer ed that his business of late had been that of pondering upon the evils ofthe times and endeavoring to discover some effectual rem edy. He had some time ago been engaged, he said, in building small houses for me chanics and trades people, but the pressure had stopped business and driven these a way so that his houses were now tenantlcss, and his occupation was gone. He had no business, which was tho very reason why he came here. Phila. Herald. A lady at sea, full of delicate apprehen sions in a gale of wind, cried out, among other pretty exclamations, "we shall all go to the bottom, mercy on us, how my head swims!" "Madam, never fear" said one of tho sailors, "you can never go to tho bottom while your head swims." The New Orleans correspondent of tho New York Express, says in a letter dated July 30h Thirteen duels havo been fought in and near the city during the week five moro were to lake place this morning. My Stars The following toast was given atalato Railroad celebration in Car lisle, Pa.. TFoman. The Morning Star of our youth tho Day Star of our manhood- t-, Lf r.r.i Uio livening our uitwu ago, ynm pipes our gtarst .