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rSllfCIFLES AND MEASURE!, AND MBit THAT Witt CABBY THOSE MlHCIFLE AND MEAIUSES INTO EITECT."
BY JA.ME3 R. MORRIS. WObDSFIKLD, OHIO, FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1844. Volume I. Number s,, 1 0 K T It Y :!THE ,BOOK OF NATURE AND THE BOOK ' 'fV.-'i i'-At . I'P LIFE. .. : Stive to no tect, who takes no private road, But look thro' Naturf jup to Nature' God- W "W , When in the verdant field I itrav. Or through the woodland tread mj way, '''"'Vl4 ' Oraeatedonaaod,' ; . ., , "''J-y The Juneful birds their matin ling, . 5 . -! To which the foreat-echoea ring ; 'tjjfc ' And tell me there's s God. ; ' '' The lark, the harbinger of day, v-;. Before theaun haaabed it ray ,; . O'er yonder eaatern hill,' ; Bises, pit quivering pinion borne, ; ' t 'Aloft td meet the fair hair'd morn, : V' -. Whose throat with praises thrill. : ' ,' .' Bird of the 'morn, with ipeckled brear, ,.' A waring upward from thy oest ' " " Hid in the grawy od, "I hear thy cleai toned, warbling tongue Welcome theaun with grateful aong, Thy humble praise to God. vlol every beast that creep the mead, "C ' T"e lowing herd, the prancing ateed, . That, bend to man's contiol. The wavy grove, the purling brook, j, :, (Are nature' ever open book, ' .' To teach the doubting loul. ;',V lly spirit range Afric' plain, Where the fierce lion-monarch reign !r ". . iAndfpurn the scorching annda . "'"y The tiger trom the jungle springs ; ,i .The coiling erpent' venom stings 'iv ., !All3peak Creative Haiid. t When midnight wrap the sombre skies, . " ith, Argus like, s thousand eyes, - . ' Bei.eaih her thrlow y viil, j ' " V' '" Can Contemplation view the whole,' " -'''.'f- - A thousBi.d world in 'ether roll, " : v ? ;-. ': "And feel her faith exhale? , .:'. i .. ', . , ' "... !. : Behold, from out the btnckening akies, ' ' On view lea u ii pa (lie liphtnirg flic, . ' ' v, t The powerof ihrt Lord, ; - " Hark ! how the deep toned thunders roll, '.V And eem to rend the vivid pole, , ' Ti great Jehovah's word, iSiy, shall the ceptic atheist dare ... . I, To view ibe scene ai d Mill declare , '. . jjlat cnance ha, formed the whole? . .' , , Dare he deny Jefiovah power, . , ... And aee unaw'd that dreadful hour, ; " -Which mock ales control , h-L;.-' All nature, by hi bounty deck 'd, , -i'- The earih the firmament", reflect '- . S Nature' creative God; ' ' ' i Whose word controll'd choatic torm, 4,', ) Whoe fiat pole the earth in form, , And rules it with a nod. . . In Nature, from the implet flower, ...Which springs amidst thesummer-sbower, . And in the night blast dies, .'. : . To the huge oak which tempests jeers, L , tThe monarch of a thousand years, .'. ' . ' - Jehovah's image lies. .- , -, . f., '. . ." - . i ' "Thu much we know but still the fate Which, when the body die, will wait '. ;1 ''J ', The soul's ethereal spark; , i ' I Whether it sores 'hove mortal ties,. ' Or in the grave corrupting lies, , . , There Nature leaves u dark. Jl. There Nature fails, but from the fkies. On nngol-wing a vision flies, : ''. r -y'. Whose dazzling raiment shone; I "'Ti Revelation, that descend, r J t . The legate, that the Father sends ;; From Heaven's eternal throne. .- She comes, her visage" beaming light, ; - -Likw MaseL who.in Sinai's heieht,- fj "y Before whose presence Israel paled, ,. . I", ' i Now view'dhis dazzling face upveil'd, : i" V .r Ii which God's glory shone. .. , ,, i : ',,. , ,- ' '. ... ' ', ' To him Jehovah' hand had given .' -i Two mislic tallies graved in. Heaven ' . V' With Israel's holy law; ' , ' , ' Bl she a nobler volume bore, ." ; ', " f . , '"Wbose page breath a milder lore, . . ' V" -PC"-? And love lake place of awe. ...-".W ;.::::. 1 ;; ': v y : 'vVTbe law with threntenM curse brands , ; .v ; i tout who break her least command, f v ; i So strict that all must Inil; " ,v The Gospel (bow k Saviour (lain, t ' Wliose dying groan has tent in twain " V'vThe sacerdotal veil-"J V.r; "; " The iaw demiinds1 our forfeit soul, .' i A pointing to the learful scroll, ." ' .' The soul that sins shall diet'-r . , ' V 'The Gospel liiui our drooping head, ' Show u a ransom in our stead, ' - L - And wipe the ler-dew'd eyi. "' ' -All hail, blest Gospel! : Jesus, hail! : ' -Wtose blood, once thed wilhin tha veil, ' Can cleanse from.fvery'ttnin, '. i " Nailing our sentence to the tree, . On which thou bled'stoiiCalvaiy, 'f ' ' . , . ,.And breakipg Satan's chaio, . ' ." - ' ', i ' Then With attentive yition can . ..; - ' ' ' , Tlie volume nature opes io mani . ';. ? ; !i Will, pure Instruction rife,': K And w hen it fail to leach thee more,. '. ; With bet.ded kriees Hi gJace adore, .''" Who gave the Book of Life. ..REPARTEE. A elcrpyir.ao.w J ceiniirinjt t, younp lady for ,!it licing. ' "Why " replied tha young, lady, you crfuld not sin ly recommend loott habiti to . . urpiuv. ;houer." The clcrgymso smiled. : , THE SOLUIER'S BRIIJE, ' OR, THE HEROINE OF SARATOGA. a tale or thb revolution. At that dark period of our revolution which preceded the capture , of Uur- gryne on the plains ot haratogn, the friends of Liberty, incensed and driven almost to despemtiun, bv the repeated success of the British army, and the cruelly with which the American pris oners were treated by the enemy, re solved to leave their domestic firesides 'march to the battle field," nndrisk ai' upon the hazard of a die. It was a fearlul hazard New York, Philadel phia and other important posts on the sea board, wore in undisturbed posses sion of . the iivaders the northern frontier was" lined by a savnge and blood thirsty foe, and the little Spartan band v ho had sworn by the ashes ol their fathers.' to "live free or die," were compelled to seek refuge in the in ten or, und patiently but nnxiouslv, wait for a favorabie opportunity to a venge the wrongs of their oppressed country. Tne entrance of . Burgovnt into the slate of New York, trom Can ada with a powerful und well disciplin ed urmy created alarm and axcited a spirit of patriotism among nil classes, ' be tli sejes,. which even the martyrs ol Ihermopylso might have envied. Among the many that thouuht more of liberty than life, was llezekmh El verton, one of the pioneers of western Alass-ichus tts. lie was 'among; the firjttotai.se the standard of Liberty in New Engl md. and embraced every op portunity of inculcating into the minl of his wife ti nd con, (who composed h.s whole family,) the same patriotic spirit ! which he was animated. On a bfautiful evening in October, 1 777, VI r. El verton appeared more than usually agitated. He paced , the room to anil fro for a considerable time, as il in deep thought and - then requested tiU fori tit bring him his horn inkstand, apen and a sheet of paper. After spending half an hour in : writing, du ring which time nol a woid was whis pered by any member of the- anxious little family; he carefully folded the sheet and still holding it in his hand placed himself between his ' wile und his son. .'Henry, are both our guns in order?' .; 'Yes, sir I cleaned them yesterday and putin new flints for the purpose ol pursuing the wolf that has lately made such havoc among our sheep. J was about to ask you to at ow mo to join n sm ill party of our neighbors for that purpose, to morrow; the rogue cannot be far off and 1 think he might be easi ly captured. -; ' ' Henry, did I ever refuse you a rea pianable lequest?' JNo father on the contrary, vou have granted me many nn unreasona- file one. But this is certain for our in terest, and we know t'lat our long sixer seldom betrays you." Come father let us both go.'. ' , f 'Henry,' replied the patriot, his eyes sparkling , with youthful . unimatmn, why should we hunt the wolf when a lion is in the neighborhood.' -.. 'A lion,'exclaimed the old lady; 'how did he; get among us.". . . '. - j., 'No matter how. He is among? us, and must be metnnd conquorcd. Hen ry have you any bullet;: cast? : 'Unly n few, we are out ol lead. . 'Out of lead! go" to the closet and get two of tlie heaviest pewter plates, and melt them into bullets belore you go to bed.' 'The lion must be conquor- ed and both of us must join the party : -'But w here is he, father?' . ,;"' 'I will explain,'my son. "., A division of the uritish army are near us, anx ious for plunder .ind thirsting for blood. General Stark has ordered out his mili tia, and calls earnestly upon every pa triot to joit him. i Atdawn in the mor ning we must start lor Unmngton. -:. l.', .' ..''.,';-.! : . . 'Hannah, put a toaf of bread, a piece of cheese, and a few slices of venism, into our huntinii pouches, . And should 1 never return, for the first -time tear glistened in the eye of the patriot but he dashed ft from him and continu ed 'should, I never.ieturn, this lelter, (reacbing her ihe,man;iscript which he held in his hund) contains some instruc tions relative to the manaeemetit of ur worldly affairs.?. , She took the pa per and deposited it in her bosom. .... '? Henry promptly obeyed the instruc tion of his father relative : to convert ing she plates into bullets, nnd". had scnicely finished .tliem ' when his moth er brought him ' large pewter mug. 'Oielrt'iis also, mv son, it cannot be pu' t better use, 'und'. when Vou meet tlie . - i . enemy, let every snot count, out ueiore vou go, bid farewell to Emeline; for 'it may be your last farewell I . ' Yes, Henry,' said the father I will cast the other bullets, while you call upon Emetine. Tell her that your bridal day must be po?'poned; tell her to pray for the success of our orms, foi the speedy emancipation of our belov ed countrv,frorn the thraldom ofdespot istn and for our safe return to home and happiness.' ; . Henry Elverton and Emeline Whar ton had been intimate from childhood. They had recently exchanged vows ol eternal fidelity; and the day was ap pointed whert these vows, already re cordf d in Heaven, were to be ratified lit an earthly altar. - The present unlooked for emergen cy, was like n death blow to the youth ful hopes of Henry but lit braced his nerves to meet it, as he rushed from his father's house to reveal it to Emeline. In ten minutes he was by her side. The deepest anxiety, was r'epicted on his manly countenance us he spoke 'Em eline!' 'i"X-' :: ' Overcome by his emotions, he could say no more; and tor the hist time in many years his cheeks were moistened with tears. . 'Henry,' another pause ensued. The iinJLJus trirl knew not what to fear, expect, or-hope; but she endeavored to prepare herself for the worst.'- i "Henry explain, and relieve my sus- pense. 'bmehne we must part, perhaps , for ever.' The bloom left her cheek, she in vain attempted to rise when Henry, for netful ol'everv thinir but her safety and welfare cautrht, her in his arms. The embrace was mutual and restored to Emeline that confidence, in Henry's fi lelilv wlii. h his last words had render ed doubtful. . -,. . Emeline the British ore near us. To-mono w's da wn will find my father md mysell on our way, to join the A- merican.armv.'. Should 1 fall' i ' 'No more Henry,' said she as she grasped his neck more closely; 'a proof f your affection no more--obev youi country's call should you fall it-will be in a righteous cause;---but,' said she niter a moment's hesitation 'but Hen ry we shall meet again!' Another heartfelt embrace closed the scene, and, i Henry left the house of his early love with a much lighter heart than he had entered it. Encouraged by her hej could lace the cannon s mouth though t- less of danger in the hope of returning to his much loved home a sharer in the honors of glorious victory. The parting of Mrs. Elverton wit her husband und son was brief and affec tionale; her heart was full but not tear bedewed her aged cheek as she gave them a blessing and encouraged them to jdepart. On iheir arrival at Bennington the bloodv strife had already commenced j the odds were learful againstour ill arm ed and undisciplined miljiia, but the ap pearance ol recruits constantfv ap proaching and joining them from every (Uirter encoui'Pged Stai k and Ins little, bandsto hold out till their forces should justify them in making a bold but wel planned chevau-de-frize in hopes to so prise and to ensnare the enemy, l'he soldiers felt moreover that they were fighting for their firesides and their little ones, the graves.of. their ancestors, the consecrated altars of their religion, n- gunsta toe whose only wish was 'the spoils of victory, and whose only fear was the displeasure of their royal m is. ter. These considerations nerved eve. rv man and animated every heart. The battle was short but decisive in fa vor ohhe American 1 Many' a fond wife on that day became a widow many on noxious mother was doomed to consecrate the memory of a favorite ion by her unavailing tears of sorrow and many a maiden pressed io he anguished bosom a beloved likeness- all that remained of the . departed. ; Immediately after the battle of Ben ninqfcsi beardless young lad appa; rently not more than ofteen, offered his services to the commander of the com pany to which the Elvertons were at tached, which wasaccepted. Heguve his name as Robert Wilber. Notwith standing his youth, his 'swarthy com. plex'mn indicated that he had been ac customed to laoor under the scorching rays ol a summer's sun, and his spark ling eve, as he enquired lor the officer was a sufficient proof that he was wil ling il not able lo endure the latigues ol n. campaign. :, , - Early in the evening of the 7th Octo ber a British sentinel introduced him self to one of tlio piquet guards of the American army, in the charactSfifrTa deserter from- the , British camp but Was immediately rres;ed as a spy and brought before Gen. Gates. Alarmed for his personalsalety the prisoneroffer- ed to give the English, countersign for, thatnightand remain a close prisoner until it could be ascertained whetheror not he was deceiving them. Of the in tended movement of the enemy, he knew nothing. He gave tjie counter sign to Gates and was paced under a strong guard. : Taking advantage of this timely and unexpected intelligence, Gen. Gates immediately summoned a council of of- ficersin oider to enquire w hether any brave spirit could be found under their respective commands, who would vol untarily run the almost desperate risk of entering the British camp that night, for the purpose of ascertaining as near ly as possible, their force and intended movement. The project was speedily made known to a chosen few, whose zeal in the cause could not be doubt.d, when about thirty of the number, whose enthusiasm overcame all fears and dan ger exce it for their common country, simultaneously volunteered to make the rash attempt. Lots were cast, and the important and d.iringenterprise devolv ed on young Wither! For a moment, even his apparently sunburnt cheeks did not conceal the flush with which they were suffused; it was only for a moment and within that moment a score of New England hunters offered themselves as nubstitutes. . j the mysterious speaker had disappeared 'No,' replied Wilber with firmness, : and tha next moment the drum beat should I consent, I should be djflfrv-1 loudly to arms, ing a coward's fate. It has falfen to It is unnecessary to repeatthe bloody my lot. and let mine be the peril.1. 'scenes of thai eventful, that glorious 'Rash youth,' said ilie general, 'leave 'day, the pages of history record them this dangerous undertaking to sumeoneji in letters whith will never bo effaceJ. of the many who have already olfered their services, and wh. if they have not stouter hearts must he supposed to have had more experience, and to possess more physical energy.tl.iin could possi bly be expected in a lad of your age. I doubt not your patriotism, but old soidiers, and we have but a few am ng us, are more efficient in such cases than mere school hoys.' ' 'Sir,' said Wilber, '1 am not a school boy! my appearance deceives vou. I have recently passed fearlessly through a more trying struggle than thisrthen do not compel me either to shun the danger whi::h would nttend a failure, or the glory which would crown the en terprise. 'Enough, replied the general, but re- j member that on vou, perhaps even more than myself depends the fate of our gallant little army, men calling Wilber aside heguve him the English countersign, with such advice and di rections as he thought would probably be of service to the young soldier, who immediately cDmmenced malting piep aralions for placing himself between a bare chance for life, and the almostcer tainty of death. Diessed in the uni form of a British soldier and wrapped in a dark cloak, Wilber was conducted by an officer of the guard to the out posts of the American camp, when bidding farewell to his comrades, he di rected his steps toward the camp of the enemy.' He had now a moment for reflection. He thought' of his iate peaceful and happy home, of the parents whom he had left clandestinely, and of the prob is i r . ability of never again meeting them on I earth, but he thought, ot his countrv too, and pressed forward. In a short time he found himself within hailing distance ol a lyitish piquet. 'Whogoes there?' demanded the sen tine, in a rough voice. ., A friend.' .... 'Give the countersign.' . Wilber advanced to the point of the sentinel s bayonet onu opening his cloak sufficiency to show his uniform whispered 'success.' ; 'Right,' replied the unsuspecting sen tinel, 'what news from without.' '1 have been into the rebel camp, was the reply. 'Their force is small, but Tapidilv increasing' and they are not expecting an auacn irom us ior sev oral days.' Then they will.be disappointed,' re. plied the British' soldier, 'lvcn now Gen. Burgoyne is attempting to attack them. Before sunrise, we must all be under arms.' 'I know it, replied Wilber, 'and thev will fail un easy prey to us, but I fnust tsten toioin my company ; and throw- ins off his disguise he was soon in the heart of the enemy's camp. ' There all was bustle and aciivl v, in anticipation f the next days conflict; ana all were elated w uh the certainty of an easy and . i ... ... gnonie victory n :, . Havina: satisfied himself, nfier an hour's nimble amons the tents, of the danger to procure Any further informa tion, and aware of the - importance of immediately conveying to the Arneri- an General the little intelligence which he had received, he cautiously but boldly left the camp in a diflerent direction from that which he had enter- ed. He met withno detention until ac costed by the piquet guard. 'Who goes there?' 'A friend.' The countersign.' Success.' 'Whither bound? 'For the camp of the rebels, in quest of intelligence; I shall be prepared wilh a disguije and if 1 escape detection, I shall return to Gen. Burgoyne before the dawn of to-morrow. Should I not return you will know my fate.' 'Go then, and may God and the King protect you.' He reached his anxious comrades in safety and was soon in the presence of his general, with whom he had a con ference of a few minutes, when confi dential messages were immediately prepared for a despdrate struggle. Wil ber having changed his dress, was made bearer of de-paches to the several com manding officers of the regiment and company to which he was attached, which he was not backward to exe cute. ' Just before dawn, a soft voice whis pered in the ear of Henry Elverton, as oe was lying on his musket, 'courage Henry, we shall meet again.' Before j Henry could recover from his surprise Immediately after the battle General Gates' first inquiry was for the gallant y filth whose deeds of daring haa con tributed so much to the success of the American arms. Bui he w as not found. It was ascertained however, from El- verton, by whose side Wilber fought. that he had left the field a few minutes before the close of the action in conse quence of having received a severe bayonet wound in the right hand. His last words to Elverton as he dropped his musket and left the ranks were, 'courage Henry, we may meet again!' All search for the young hero proved fruitless. On the evening of the 14th of Octo ber, wounded soldier presented him self at the farm Inuse of Isaac Wharton and craved accommoda'idtis for the night. He bore the impress of extreme fatigue, and was readily admitted. Af ter having partaken of a homely meal, with w hich he seemed much refreshed, he recorded the principal incidents which attended the battle of .Saratoga, and spoke with almost supernatu-al el oquence of its glorioi's termination. Alter a' minutes pause 'Stranger,' inquired the worthy host, 'did you chance to meet a young soldier in the army by the name of Elverton?' - '1 did,' said Wilber, scarcely able to conceal his emotion, vind bravely did he acquit himself. -1 received this wouud in my hand while fighting by his side. tie escaped uninjured. 'Thank heaven for his safety,' exclai med the patriot, 'but he little dreams what sorrow is in store for him. I fear that he will never again embrace a beautiful bride, or we an only daugh ter.' Wilber could hold no longer. 'Father, mother, forgive forgive your daughter" and the next moment Emeline Wharton was in the arms of her mother. Let those who can imagine what can not be described, picture the scene which followed this revelation. On the surrenderor Burgoyne about five days after the general battle, Elver ton and his father were discharged, and reached home on the very day follow iti2 the above incident. After an affee- tionate welcome by his mother, Hen ry's first question was: How is Emeline?' - ' ; ; 'Alas! my son!' Sobs and tears deprived her ofotter- ance. Henry lorgot the laurels which his braverv had won even patriotism itself wrs forgotten, as he hung in pain- tui suspense over nis weeping anu al most fainting mother. 1 hough his mind was on the wck to know the fate of Emeline, he refrained from asking any questions until she should become more composed. "At this moment a sweet voice from the outer door fell upon his ears 'Henry we hnve mex again I i ne voice was lamiuiar ne had heard it in battle, and springing to the door to we'eome the brave' Wil ber, he encountered -Emeline Whar ton! It was long beiore ne could be persuaded that the gat ant soldier who so valiantly fought at Saratoga, was the betrothed of his bosom! . About three yars afterwards, a gen teel looking stranger ocoompanied by a single servant, hailed before a neat Ht- tlo cottace in Berkshire county, Mas sachusetts, in front of which sat a stur- dy yeoman,lul!ing to sleep by humming Yankee Doodle, a restless little ' lua some two years old. , 'My friend,' inquired the stranger,, will you be skind as to furnish us with glass of water? Our horses, too, need refreshmentyou shall be rewar ded. - The farmer cast a scrutinizing glance at the stranger 'General,! am already rewarded! If you will but deign to enter my hutnbl cottage.', " i Further utterance was impossible; he thoughfof former scenes; and. rush ing from the presence of the distinguish ed traveller tie sought his young wife and whispered: 'An old friend wishes to see you.' 'Observing an unusual flush in tha countenance ofher husband, she anx iously inquired: . 'Who is it?' . 'I will show you,' said he, 'come with me. In the meantime the stranger dis- - mounted, and without ceremony enter- . ed the cottage anxious to know by whom he could have been recognised ; : in a section of country which he had i never before visited, & where he would least expect to be addressed by his mil itary title. He was met at the door by Henry . ; Elverton leading with one arm the . blushing Emeline, and bearing on the other their only pledge of youthful love. 'Gen. Gates,' said Henry, 'do you re member Robert Wilber.' 1 do.' said the General, interrupting him 'where is hef. , . . 'She is here!' returned Henry, point- . ing t Emeline. ,'!. "'Thanks be to heaven for thediscov- ery,' exclaimed the veteran hero as he ' grasped the hand of the soldierV bride, and kissed the little one which was rest ing uneasily in the arms of its father , 'receive the blessings of an old soldier, ' who will never forget The Heroine of Saratoga. Pkintkrs Pkoverbs. Never enquire ' thou of the printer for theNews,: fort; behold it is his duty at the appointed i time to give it unto thee without ask ' : mg. ; It is not fit that thou should'st ask of him who is the author of an article, -for his duty requires him to keep such ';' things unto himself. . ' ; - - When thou dost enter into a Print ing Office, have a care to thyself that : thou dost not touch the types, for thou ; may st cause the printer much trouble. 1 ; Look not at the copy which is ia the hands of the compositor for that is not meet in the sight of the Printer. ,' Neither peep over the out-side while - it is being worked off or look over the : shoulders of the Editor while he is read ing proof. " . Prefer the town paper to any other ' subscribj immediately for it, and pay in advance, that it 'may be well . with thee and thy little ones. I ' : A FACT. In a town not a hundred miles off, A -small sized man went to the plantation -ofa certain .gentleman who was light in wit, but rather heavy in flesh, with a piece of paper in his hand, folded in a legal form, and known by the abrevia- tion ol 'c sa.1 Having tound the own er of the mansion in the field; he ex plained his business when he was re quested to read the capias, commenc- ', ed as usual. 'You are hereby com manded, without delay, to take the bo dy of,' &c. - . 'Humph!' said the prisoner, stretch- - t ing himself upon his back, 'I am ready.? . - 0h, but you don't expect me to car ry you in my arms?' Certainly you must take my ioify, you know, I do not resist the process of the law, understand, but submit with cheerfulness. - 'Will you wait here until I bring a cartr '"';, v 'Can't pmmise; I mny recover my fatigue in the mean while. 'Well what must I do?' - r : 'You must do your duty.' ,? ' And there he lay immovable until the Sheriff left, v .; During the comet excitement, Bill Burton a bright specimen of 'human form divine.' after listtning to stories respecting the destruction of the world was asked what he intended to do in such a case. ,Well, I am goin' over to neighborGillespie'sjho'sapretty know in' man, and if he says the world V goin' to be burnt up here 't what pult for Canaan. v. ...,..'' '..v1 EXl'LKIT. . '''':'':. "Mrs. Grimes, lend me "your tub I" . "Can't do it, all the hoops are off! .it is ull of suds; besides I never had one, ecouse I wash in a barrel." ' : !- ' j