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'l/RDAV, JULY 21, 1838. ? NO. SO. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. 1 !lRJ^S"~^,,bs"iPtioni fo1 one year. #2 50 in advance, ' . ' at e?J of three months. For six months, $1 50 in advance. Advertisements inserted at the usual rates. 1 All letters relating to the pecuniary interests of the Pa r,,a,,(lres*e'1, P?"taKe paid, to the Publisher, JAMES C. DUNN. I All letters relative fo the Editorial department to be di-1 rected, postage j)aid. to the Editor of the Native Jmerican. Those subscribers for a year, who do not give notice of their wish to tiave the (taper discontinued at Ihe end of their year, will be presumed as desiring its continuance until countermanded, anil it will accordingly be contiu ued at the option of the publisher. 1 From Charcoal Sketrhcs, by Joseph C. Neale ripton rumsuy. A TALE OF THE WATERS. They who are at all mindful of atmospheric phenomena, must remember a storm, remarkable lor its violence, which occurred not long since. It was a storm by night, and of those abroad at the timef^vcry one averse to the shower bath, and having a feline dislike to wet feet, will bear it| in mind, at least until tlie impression is washed out by the floods of a greater tempest. In the evening, the rain, as if exercising itself for morej important feats, fell gently and at intervals; but I as the night advanced, the wind came forth intent upon a irolic. Commencing with playful gam bols, it amused itself at first with blowing out the] old women's candles at the apple stands. Then growing bolder, it extinguished a few corporation lamps, and, like a mischievous boy, made free to snatch the hats of the unguarded, and to whisk! them through mud and kennel. At length be coming wild by indulgence, it made a terrible turmoil through the streets, without the slightestj regard to municipal regulations to tho contrary. It went whooping at the top of its voice round the corners, whistled shrilly through the key holes, and howled in dismal tones about the chim ney tops. Here, it started the negligent house wife from her slumbers by slamming the unbolted shutter till it roared like a peal of artillery; and! there, it tossed a rusty sign until its ancient hinges creaked for mercy; white at intervals, the heavy tumble of scantling told that when Auster chooses to kick up a breeze, he is very nearly as good at a practical joke as Boreas, or any other frolick-J some member of the iEolian family. The clouds] too threw open their sluices, and the water joined in the saturnalia, uied a variety of ways to amuse itself, and its capers were as numerous as those of the gale. It beat the tattoo upon tho pave ment with such sportive fury, that it was difficult to decide whether it did not rain upward as vio lently as it did downward. Anon the breeze came sweeping along in a horizontal shower, disdain ing alike the laws of gravity, and the perpendicu lar, but more hackneyed method of accomplish ing its object. In short, whether reference be bad to wind or to water, it may be noted in the jour nals of those curious in regard to weather, as a night equally calculated to puzzle an mnbmlla, and to render "every man his owy washcrwo-| man.'* . ? Selecting a single incident from the many, which it is natural to suppose might have been found by the aid of a diving bell on such a night,! it becomes necessary to fish up Ripton Kumsey, who happened to be abroad on that occasion, as he is upon all occasions when left to consult his own wishes. Where Ripton had been in the early part of the evening, it wotdd not have been easy either for himself or any one eise to tell. It is, therefore, fair to infer that, distributing his at tentions, he had been as usual "about in spots." The fact is he has a hobby, which, like many hob bies, is apt to throw its rider. Although tempe rately disposed, such is the inquiring nature of his philosophic spirit, that, with a view perhaps to the ultimate benefit of the human race, lie is continually experimenting as to the effects of alco holic stimulants upon the human frame. It is probable, therefore, that on this occasion having "imbibed too much of the enemy" neat as im ported, he had walked forlli to qualify it by a tstroll in the rain. This, however, is irrelevant; where he was, is the point at issue. The rain came Hown heavier than ever. A solitary watchman, more amphibious than his race! in general, was seen wending his way through the puddles, thinking, if lie thought at all, of the j discomforts of those whom Noah left behind, and of that happy provision of nature which renders, a wet back fatal to none but young goslings. Dodging between the drops was out of the ques tion; so he strode manfully onward, until he stum bled over something which lay like a lion, or a bundle of wet clothing, in bis path. "Why, hello!?what do you call this when it's biled and the skin's tuck off.'" said he, recover-! ing himself, and giving the obstruction a thrust with his foot. "What s this without ing'ens?". continued he, in that metaphorical manner pecu liar to men of his profession, when they ask for naked truths and uncooked facts. It was Ripton Rumsey?in that independent condition which places men beyond the control ol circumstances, enabling them to sleep quietly either on the pavement or on the track of a well trave lled railroad, and to repose in despite of rain, thunder, a gnawing conscience, or the fear of a locomotive. It was Ripton Kumsey, saved from being floated away solely by the saturated condi tion of both his internal and external man. '"It's a man," remarked the investigator, hold ing to a tree with his right hand, as he curiously, yet cautiously pawed Ripton with his left foot. "It's a man who's turned in outside of the door, and is taking a snooze on the cold water princi ple. Well, I say, neighbor, jist in a friendly way," added he, giving Ripton a prodigious kick as an evidence of his amicable feeling?"if you don't get up, you'll ketch a nagce or the collar and-fix-you. Up with you, Jacky Dadle." Ripton's condition, as before hinted, was be yond the ordinary impulses to human action; and he, therefore, endured several severe digs with the foot aforesaid, without uttering more than a deep toned grunt; but at last the sharp corner of the boot coming in contact with his ribs, lie sud denly turned over in the graceful attitude of a frog, and struck out vigorously. Like Giovanni's faith ful squire, he proved himself an adept at swim ming on land. He "handled" his arms and legs with such dexterity, thatbefore his progress could be arrested, he was on the curbstone. The next instant heard him plunge into the swollen and roaring kennel, and with his head sticking above the water, lie buffeted the waves witli a heart of I controversy. "The boat's blowed up, and them that ain't biled are a I overboard!" spluttered the swimmer, l!Ct . i , Waters and seemed al most strangled with the quantities which entered the lu>1e in Ins head entitled a mouth, which was sadly unacquainted with undistilled fluids? ," .out' or you're gone chickens! them as can t swim must tread water, and them as can't trejul water must go t? Davy j.0, ?? my leg. ^ Every man for himself! Prhc-e-e! bro-o-d! W ho s got some splatterdocks?" 1 he watch looked on in silent admiration; but niUmg that the aquatic gentleman did not make much headway, and that a probability existed of Ins going out of the world in soundings and by water, a way evidently not in conformity to his desires, the benevolent guardian of the night bought proper lo interpose; and bending himself to the work, at last succeeded in establishing Kipton Kuinsey on the curbstone. "lla! said Ripton, after gasping a few min utes, and wringing the water from his face and hair "you ve saved me, and you'll be put in the newspapers for it by way of solid reward. Jist in time?I d been down twyst, and if I'd gone agin, Kipton Kuinsey would a stayed there?once more and the last and the nearest gits it. Onlv think?my eye! how the shads and the catties would a chawed me up! Getting drownded ain't no liin, and alter you're drownded it's wus. Mr sufferings what I had and my sufferings what I like jo had is enough to make a feller crv, only I am t got no hankercher, and my sleeve's so wot it won t wipe good." dJT?' yTl\*i 'un'"saidlhc Charley, "s'posing he fishes had been betting on elections, they'd have invited the other fishes to cat you for oyster suppers,?so much majority for sturgeon-nqse, or a Kipton Rumscy supper for the company?why not? If we ketch the fishes, we eat them; and il they ketch us, they eat us,?bite all round." Hut the storm again began to howl, and as Rip ton evidently did not understand the rationale of the argument the watchman lost his poetic sym pathy for the Jonah of the gutters. Even had ho fried " ]f,?. 8 calling for "Ripton Rumseys Iried, Ripton Rumseys stewed," or "Ripton Rumseys on a chafing dish," he would have felt indifferent about the matter, and if asked how he would take him, would undoubtedly have said Kipton Kuinsey on a wheelbarrow." "You must go to the watchhouse." I " What fur must I? Fetch along the Humane Society s apparatus for the recovery of drownded indiwidooals?them's what I want?I'm water logged. Bring us one of the largest kind of smailers?a tumbler full of brandy and water without no water in it. I've no notion of being diddled out of the sweets of my interesting siti vation?-I want the goodies?wrap mo in a hot blanket and lay me by the fire?put hot bricks to my feet, fill me up with hot toddy, and then go away. I hat s the scientific touch, and it's the only way ni to be hrung to, because when I'm drownded 1 in a bard case." The Charley promised all, if Ripton would accompany linn. The soft delusion was believed, and the "hard case was lodged in the receptacle for such ?s he, where, before he discovered the! deception, lie fell into a profound slumber, which f lasted till morning. The examination was as fol-l lows:-? "Where do you live?" "I'm no ways peti.kelar?jist where it's cheap est and most convenient. The cheapest kind of living, according u> my notion, is when it's pretty good and don't cost nothing. In winter, the almshouse is not slow, and if you'll give us a call, you'll find me there when the snow's on the ground, llut when nalur' smiles and the grass is green, I'm out like a l;oppergrass. The fact is, my constitution isn't none of the strongest; hard work hurts my system; so I go about doing liule jobs lor a hp or a levy, so's to get my catnip tea and lutters regular?any thing for a decent living, it it doesn't tire a Icller. Hut hang the city rural feljcity and no Charleys is the thiu"-, aftcr a I?pumpkins, cabbages, and apple whfskey is al ways good lor a weakly constitution and a man ol an elewated turn of mind. "Well, I'll send you to Moyamensing prison ?quite rural. ? 1 The sound of that awful word struck terror to the very marrow of Ripton. Like the rest of his class, while bearing his soul in his stomach, he carries his heart at the end of his nose, and to his heart rushed the blood from every part of, his frame, until the beacon blazed with a lurid glare and the bystanders apprehended nasal appoplexy! I he rudder of his countenance grew to such a size that there was no mistaking the leading fea ture of the case. To see before him, Ripton was compelled to squint direfuUy, and as the beg gar in (id Bias did his carbine, lie found himself under the necessity of resting his tremendous pro boscis on the clerk's desk, while cocking his eve at his honor. J "Miamensin!" stammered Ripton?" Ouch ouch! now don't! that's a clever feller. Arch street was all well enough?plenty of company and conversation to improve a chap. But Mia mensin?scandaylns! Why they clap you right into a bag as soon as you get inside the door, Tist as if they d bought you by the bushel, and then, by way of finishing your education, they lu?- you along and empty you into a room where you nev er see nothing nor nobody. It's jist wasting a roan?1 in be bagged if I go to Miamensin!? I d rather be in the Menagcrry, and bo stirred up with a long pole twenty times a day, so as to cause me lor to growl lo amuse the company. I am t poiatoes to be piH into a bag?blow the "There's no help for it, Ripton; you arc a va grant, and must be taken care of." " That's what I like; but bagging a man is no sort of a way of taking care of him, unless he's a dead robin or a shot tom-tit. As for being a va grom, it's all owing to my weakly constitution and because I can't have my bitters and catnip tea regular. But if it's the law, here's at you. Be mg 8 judge, or a mayor, or any thing of that sort's easy done without catnip tea; it don't hurt your hands, or strain your back; but jist try a spell at smashing stones, or piling logs, and you'd learn what s what without being put into a bag." "Never mind," said Ripton, as he was con ducted from the office, "ovcry thing goes round in this world. Perhaps I'll be stuck up some day on a bench to ladle out law to the loafers Who knows? Then let me have a holt of some of the chaps "th*t made Miamensin. I'd iad|e out the law tofem so hot, tliey'd not send their plates for more soup in a hurry. I'd have i whole bucketful of catnip tea alongside, and the way they'd ketch thirty days, and thirty days a top of that, would make 'em grin like chewy cats First 1 d bag all the Charleys, and then I'd ba<r all the mayors, and sew 'em up." A CHAPTER ON DOG'S. Among the lions of Brussels, a dog was point ed out to me, as he lay on the pavement in liontof the House of Assembly. I( W.1S a Jnige_ ruble-looking cur; but he had a tale extra attached to him, which had magnified him inlo a lion Ii was said that lie belonged to a Dutch soldier, who was killed m the revolution, at the spot where the dog then lay, and that ever since, (a period of four years j the animal had taken up his quarters tfiere, and invariably lain upon that spot. Wheth er my informant lied, and the dog did not I can not pretend to say; but if the story be true! it was a most remarkable specimen of fidelity and ugli ness. And he was a sensible dog, moreover- 1n do"sh-[v/7g 0ffid,yH<1 l,,,nS*r>as s?nie foolish dogs have done, lie always sets otr for an hour every evening to cater for his support, and then icturns to pass the night on the spot. I went up to him, and when within two yards, he thought sr.'r'r,,11'8 ically, I may, therefore, m addition to his other finalities, state that he was an ill-natured dog. l ow far the report was correct, I cannot vouch; but I watched h,m three or four days, and always found him at his post; and after such strict in stigation, had I asserted ten years instead of be believed!* " I>rCSC"l,,"'e rie'?. - - traveller, It is singular that it is only i? England that >ou can find dogs, properly so called; abroad they have nothing but curs. I do not know anything vo?uremeUp? ,7 '! ,he, e?nea,o?y of the animals . ou meet with under the denomination of do<rs in most of the capitals of Europe. It would appear as if the vice of promiscuous .and unrestricted in tercourse had been copied from their masters; and 1 am almost tempted to assert, that you may judge of he morality of a capital from the degeneracy of the dogs. have often, at Paris, attempted to make out a descent, but found it impossible. office f a G;,Naylor' with a11 the herald's office even for double fees, could not manage to crosses!* eSCUtchcoJ13 operated by so many I am very partial to dogs, and one of my amusements, when abroad, is to watch their meet ings with each other; they appear to me to do everything but speak. Indeed, a constant and acute observer will distinguish in dogs all the pas iv hJ e?,' a,M V1CCS ?f men; and it is general y the case, that those of the purest race have the nobler qualifications. You will find devotion courage, generosity, good temper, sagacity, and forbearance; but these virtues, with little alloy, are only to be found in the pure breeds. In a cur it nound nV0vte?'; ^ ,18a.m?8t heterogeneous com pound of virtue and v.ce, and sometimes the amalgamation ?s tmly ludicrous. Notwitlistand hismnr 3 n scrullny ?f his countenance and his motions, wdJ soon enable you to form a very fair estimate of his general charactcr and dispos?-' One of the most remarkable qualities in dogs is the fidelity of their attachments; and the more so wnr nn,r l?ttachrnm,u' ,fe often without any arrantable cause, l or no reason that can be assigned, they will take a partiality to people or animals, which becomes so dominant, that their existence appears to depend upon its not bein<r in terfered with. I had an instance of this kind, and the parties are all living. I put up at a live ry stable in town, a pair of young ponies, for an hour or two ()? my takma them out again, the phaeton was followed by a large coach dog, about two years old, a fine grown animal, but not mark ed, and in very poor condition. He followed us into the country; but having my establishment of , . 2s' l1;1*0* taken into consideration,) I ordered him to be shut out He would not leave the iron gates, and when they were opened, in he bolted, and hastening to the stables, found out the po mes, and was not to be dislodged from under the m.inger without a determined resistance. This a ternate bolting in and bolting out continued for many days; finding that I could not get rid of him, I sen him away forty miles in the country; but l e returned the next day, expressing the most extravagantjoyatthesightof'the ponies, who,) strange to say, were equally pleased, allowing faces P"V', MPaU'V,,>:>n lhem' an(1 bark"' A? the ilnrf l" "gh .lhe pomes were partial to the dog, I was not; and aware that a voyage is a great spccilic for curing improper attachments, I sent the dog down the river in a barge, request ing the men to land him where they were bound. on the other side of the Med way; but in three tim>Vf f? as>ai.M matle ''is appearance, the pic ure of famine and misery. Even the coachman's heart was melted, and the rights and privileges of his favorite snow-white terrier were forgotten. It was therefore agreed, in a cabinet council held in the harness-room, that we must make the best of it; and as the dog would not leave the ponies, the best thing we could do, was to put a little fleshi on his bones, and make him look respectable. We therefore victualled him that day, and put him mi our books with the purser's name of Pompey Now this dog proved that sudden as was his at tachment to the ponies, it was of the strongest quality. He never would and never has since left these animals. If turned out in the fields lie re mains out with them, night as well as day,'taking up his station as near as possible half way be tween the two, and only coining home to get his ?dinner. No stranger can enter their stables with impunity, for he is very powerful, and on such occasions very savage. A year or two after his domiciliation, I sold the ponies, and the parties who purchased were equally anxious at first to get nd ol the dog; but their attempts like mine were unavailing, and like me, they at last became re conciled to him. On my return from abroad, I repurchased them, and Pompey, of course, was included in the purchase. We are none of tis perfect?and Pompey had one vice; but the cause of the vice almost changed it into a virtue. He had not a correct feelinir ro 1 lo rntum and luvm, but still he did not al ogether ftca1 for himself, but for his frifends as Hen. Many have witnessed the fact of the doc It l>ar' ?f ?nC', 'akinR U inl? "tables, ?nd dividing it into three portions, one or each pony, and the other for himself. I re collect his once walking off with a round ol beef, weighing seventeen or eighteen pounds, and ta king it to the ponies in the field?they smelt at it, hut declined joining him in his repast. By the by, to prove that lost things will turn up some day or another, there was a silver skewer in the beef, which was not recovered until two years af terwards, when it was turned up by the second ploughing. One day as the ponies were in the tield where I was watching some men at work, I heard them narrating to a stranger the wonder ful feats of this dog, for I have related but a small portion. The dog was lying by the po nies, as usual, when the servants' dinner bell rang, and off went l>ompcy immediately at a hard^ gallop to the h??se to get his tood. "Well, dang it, but he is a queer dog," observed the man, " for now he's running as fast as he can, to answer the bell."?Mptropolifan. THE BATTLE OF TOULOUSE?GREAT ERROR COMMITTED BY WELLINGTON. At the hotel tie I'Europe, I met with a facetious old gentleman, who hail served under Napoleon in his Italian campaign, ami who volunteered to conduct me over the hattle-field of Toulouse. From wounds received in Ita ly, he had been obliged to retire from the army, when he settled in his native town, ami was present "en amateur" at the fight of the 12?h of April, 1814. I could not have had a better guide, or a more impartial narration of the events of that day. From his having no duties to per form, he was at liberty to go where lie pleased, and be coine an eyewitness ol tin* movements in all parts of the lii Id. Sou It, alter the battle of Ortlies, retreated to Tou louse as expeditiously as possible, taking the line of road by St. Gaudens. Wellington, on the oilier hand, follow ed his enemy slowly, and took the longer route by Auch. The consequence was, that Soult had not only time to take up one of the strongest positions in the country, but to entrench and fortify it. He encircled the rising ground, immediately to the east of the town, with strong redoubts and trenches; he hail his left protected by the town and the canal; in his front the ground sloped ] down to the plain, and at the bottom of the declivity, and along the front of his position, ran a nanow but deep and muddy river; while the ground rising to his right enabled him to plant redoubts still higher, thus protect in"' as well as commanding bis position, should it be car ried by assault. Although more than twenty years had j claps* d since our gallant soldiers drove the enemy from this strong position, ami the plough had passed, year at ter year, over the field o( battle, the embankments anu trenches remain undestroyed, and like the Roman hill forts of my own land, may exist for ccnturies to come. My conductor pointed out to me in the? distance, in front of Soult's position, the chateau from which the duke of Wellington surveyed the field; he described to me the manner in which the British advanced to the attack, distinguishing the points against which the Spaniards and the sans culottes, the -regiments d'EcoSse, were opposed. The first impression which was made upon this strong position, was the eastern redoubt being carried by the sans culottes. It seems that according to the ac count given me, Soult had i.k.ced in delence ol this re doubt, an olficer with whom he had had some .Inference, to whom he imputed some blame, and whose impatience to remove the stigma cast npon hnn, cost hun his hie, and the loss of the post he was ordered to defend. Wel lington had ordered a Scottish brigade to attack this point, who, with some difficulty, crossed the river in their front, and advanced against it. The French officer, command ing the redoubt, burning with eagerness to retneve his character, and favored by the situation ol the ground rashly, and against his orders,quitted his position, and led his men against the Scottish brigade. The 'rench had all the advantage of the higher ground, and the struggle was fierce but decisive. The I- rench were driven back and endeavored to regain their redoubt. whu-Vt they did. but it was in company with the Scottish .eg....cuts who entered pell-mell along with them, and final y drove them from it. My conductor's admiration of my countrymen was great, and it would be difficult to say whether he was most eloquent in extolling ttieii intrepidity, or in exe crating the folly of the commandant, which fed to me disaster. The Spaniards and Portuguese advanced against the left of the position. They behaved gallantly, and fought bravely; and would, but for an unforeseen circiiin stance, have been more successful than they were. Be tween the canal and the strong redoubt upon the left, a country road which led into the plain, had been cut through the bank immediately in front of the redoubt, forming ail enormous and almost impassable trench, to the columns advancing against the redoubt, this obsta cle was imperceptible; and it was not nuti. the loremos of their ranks, advancing up the slope, and within a lew yards, as they thought, of the low breastworks ol the re doubt, found this \ awning chasm in trout ol them. In attempting to cro?s it they were mown down by hun dreds, their bodies forming the means ol passage to those who followed. When the dead were collected nearly I fl.X) Spanish and Portuguese were found within this nar row way, so confined, that they might have been buried en masse in the trench whose existence ha.I destroyed them. The most impoitaut part ol the position gained, the defeat of the French was the certain co .sequence; and Soult was again driven from his stiongholn. 1 was deli-'hted b\ the manner in which mv companion spoke of the British troops, while quartered ?. I oulouse and the adjoining district; it was highly complimentary, ami tallied' with what I had heard in other provinces, and of which I shall hereafter have occasion to sp, ak. I lie short sketch w hich he gave me ol the bat l ie ol I oulouse, may or tnav not he rorroct; but such as il is, I nave given it as neailv us possible, in his own words. 1 remember an observation which he made when talk ing of the merits of the duke of Wellington as a com mander. ''He is a great general," said he "mais il est tou jours trop long a fa ire son affaire;" at the same time instancing the circumstance of the duke s l'f '-,,),,,l"? Sl'** a length ol time to elapse between the battle of Orthes and his appearance belore Toulouse, as to enable bouit to remedy his losses, and to establish himself in com parative security there, 'tlf." said he, "\Vell.ngton had followed up his success at Oitl.es, he might have destroy ed the retreating French army before it reached I ou louse; or, at all events, prevented their entrenching them selves as they did, and throwing another cast in the game they were playing. 1 merely replied, that we had an old proverb in our country, that it was better lo do a thing slowly and su-ely, than quickly and imperfectly; and perhaps the duke of Wellington had not hitherto found the maxim a bad oiw.-Murray't " Summer u> the 1 yre necs." Jl Dream?(lad's Government.?I dreamed once that from a country lull of wealth, population ami activity, I took away the good king who caused ii to flourish thus, and his country .sunk beneath its loss. Then I dreamed that over another country, barren, deso'afe and perishing I placed this good king, and the country flourished at once. Thereon I woke and gazed around me; but, for tunately tor man, the good king was not removed from one land to rule over another: lie ruled alike I he prospe rous and the suffering, ?nd abandoned neither for the other. The royal sceptre of England is made of gold, the han dle plain, the ripper part wreathed; in length about two feet nine incites and a quarter; in circumference about three intfres af the handle, and two inches and a quarter at the fop. The pommel of the latter is enriched with rubies, emeralds, and small diamond", and about five inches and a half above the handle is embellished and embossed with sappTiires. On the top is a mould with a cross. Education of Mind.?The more the milid becomes ele vated, the smaller do all the great things of this world ap pear to it. It loves rather to dwell on the minutiae oflife on the oflen repeated, on the always recurring, on minute joys and pursuits, yet without losing itself in them. Thus when a man is placed on a high mountain, the hills below him dwindle, but the valleys seem larger than before his elevation. Agesilaus being asked what children ought to learn when young, replied, "wh:it^ they are to practice when they are grown up. ' I his is a maxim which ought never to be lost sight of in education. Repent or perish is the alternative offered by the Deity to sinful man. From the Wayne County Standard. TOCSIN OF LIBERTY. It burst on the dome of the sky Like thunder, and woke up the brave, Then swept through the blue canopy Like voices from ocean's stern wave; The valleys its echoes rang out. It answered from shore and from hill, Stern Freedom's omnipotent shout, And millions responded the peal. Like clouds by the winds phalanxed deep The sons of proud Liberty came, From the valley's and mouhtain's high steep, The fields and the temples of fame; From the halls of pleasure and pride,? And rushed on Iheir blood-thirsty foes, Like the wave of the billowy tide, With the might of an earthquake's cbroes The plough was left standing alone. The cries of the mother and child, And the maiden's heart-thrilling groan, Were lost in the tocsin ?o wild; The clangor of war rallied fast The freemen that tyranny made, The hour of forbearance had nass'd, Their pledges were valiantly paid. Like giants refreshed with new wine, Or storms that had gathered for yean, They burst like the death-sleeping mine, And won independence with cheers: For home and for country they fought With prayers to the God of their sires, Resolved the broad land they had songht Should brighten with Liberty's fires. Undaunted they passed to the field, And routed the veteran foe. With Liberty's banner and shield They struck home the invincible blow: The star of our freedom thei) rose, To burn in its glory alone, Immortal in beauty it glows, Unclouded forever to run. From the Wayne County Standard. JUL* 4, 1838. Day of glory! welcome* day! Freedom's banner greet the ray! See! how cheerfully they play With thy morning breeze, On the rocks where pilgrims kneel'd On the heights where squadrons wheel'd When a tyrant's thunder peafd O'er the trembling seas. God of armies! did Ihy "stars In their courses" smite his care, -Blast his arm, and wrest his buY?' From the heaving tide? On our standard, lo! they burn. And, when days like this retu'tn/ Sparkle o'er the soldier's urn, Who for freedom died. God of peace!?whose spirit fills All the echoes of our hills? All the murmurs of our rills. Now the storm is o'er; O, let freemen be our sons; And let future Washington* Kise, to lead their valiant ones. Till there's war no mortf. By the patriot's hallow'd resf, Sy the warrior's gory breast. Never let our graves be press'd By a despot's throne; By the pilgrim's toils and cares. By their battles and their prayers. By their ashes,?let our heire Bow to thee alone. MANNERS IN MISSOURI. A member elect of the Legislature of this State was last year persuaded, by some wags of his neighborhood, that if he did not reach the State house at ten o'clock on the (fey of assembly, he could not be sworn, and would lose his seat. He immediately mounted with hunting frock, rifle and bowie knife, and spurred till he got to the door of the State-house, where he hitched his nag. A crowd were in the chamber of the lower house on the ground flifor, walking about with hats on and smoking cigars. These he pass ed, ran up stairs in the senate chamber, set his rifle against the wall, and bawled, "Strangers, whars the man what sworns me in?" at the same time taking out his credentials. "Walk this way," said the clerk, who was at the same moment igniting a real Principe, and he was sworn with out inquiry. When the teller came to count noses, he found tl?cre was one Senator too many present; the mistake wars soon discovered, and the huntsman was informed that he' did not be long there. "Fool who with your corn bread!" he roared. "You cant flunk this chile no how you can fix it. I'm elected to this here Legisla ture, and I'll go agin all banks and eternal im provements, and if there's any of you oratory gentlemen wants to get skinned, just say the word, and I'll light upon you like a nigger on a woodchuck. My constituents sent me here, and if you want to floor this two-legged animal, hop on, jest as soon as you like? though I'm from the back country, I'm a leetle smarter than any Gther quadruped you can turn out of this drove/' After this admirable harrangue, he put his boW?e knife between his teeth and took up his rifle with: "Come, here old Suke, and stand by me!" andf at the same ttme preventing it at the chairman, who, however, fiad seen such people before. After some expostulation the man was persuaded that he belonged to the lower chamber, upon which he sheathed his knife, flung hi* gun on his shoulder, an<f with a profound congee, re marked, "gentlemen, I beg your pardon, but if t didn't think that ar lower room was the groggery, may I be shot "?Jfrarrenton (N. C.) Reporter. The following deserved tribute to J. ft. Rey nolds, Esq., the father of the Exploring Expedi tion, is from the Baltimore American: "Regarding, as we do, the success of the Ex ploring Expedition as a matter of deep national concern, and as calculated to confer essential bene fits 011 the country, it wotdd be doing rnjnstice, were we not to notice the obligation under which we conceive the nation' to be to its original pro jectors. Among the foremost' of these is J. N. Reynolds, Esq. of Ohio, to whose untiring exer tions we are indebted for the advancement of a project fraught with the utmost important conse quences to the scientific as well as the commercial' interests of our country. Let who will be the immediate agents in the enterprize, the honor of its oiiginal conception must attach to the gen tleman above named, and while We regret that he is not to be a participator in the prosecution of the scheme, wr feel the more inclined to award to him the honor so justly due." The Queen of England has become the pa troness of the tempcrance society in London.