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VOLUME X. T*£*S. PLAQUEMINE. PARISH OF IBER VAILLE, LA.. SEPT. 30. 1857. ML, PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNIKG ET WILLIAM P. BRADBURN. "•Office on ÎTIain street.-* TFJins. SUBSCRIPTION—Five Dollars per annum— due and payable at the time of subscribing. ADVERTISEMENTS will he inserted at the rate of One Dollar per square (of ten lines or les») for the first, and Fifty Cents for every subsequent insertion. liberal discount, h«wever, on these rates will be made 011 advertisements iuscrted for any length of lime. ANNOUNCING CANDIDATES—Ten Dollars fcr all offices, in each language—invariably in advance. OBI I UARY NOTICES, not exceeding three or four lines, will be cheerfully inserted without charge; but those of greater length will be charged as advertise inenis. JOB WORK—Cash on delivery. including SPECIAL NOTICES. 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BV RICHARD EVERETT. a little more than a year ago last win ter, we made a tour through the Southern States, and in the course of our rambles tarried a while at a little village of Hills borough, in North Carolina. It was a location hallowed to our mind by many Revolutionary associations. Li his mem orable retreat across North Carolina in February, 17SI, the rugged but gallant army of General Greene forded the river Haw, n short distance fron» Hillsborough. All through Revolutionary strujrgl« the neighboring county was noted for its affrays, which were constantly occurring «•ither between the patriots and thf En glish troops, or the patriots and their trait orous enemies, the tories. Not far from Hillsborough we were *!)otvn the scene of a terrible massacre of tories by the troopers of'Lee's Legion.' (*reat (-inniges have taken place since those eteutfiil times, and our guide could on y point out the. vicinity of the conflict, ihefe being no ( old veteran to designate the exact spot. Let us recall the circum stances of that terrible affair. Although driven across the River Dan, into Virginia, Greene had no idea of aban doning the South; but in the old wealthy county of fl difax, endeavored to recruit his wearied troops, and prepare again to meet the foe. As a preliminary step to the movements of his whole army, Greene sent Col. Henry Lee with his legion of cavalry and two companies of Maryland militia, to harass the British force and dis perse the bands of tories which were or ganizing throughout the Carolinas. Col. Lee had formed a squadron of Cavalry, uniformed and armed precisely after the fashion of Tarleton's celebrated corps; and no man in the American sers vice was more dreaded by the foe than •Legion Harry,' as he was generally styl ed throughout the American camp, espe cially backed by his troopers. About the middle of February, Lord Cornwallis is sued a proclamation, inviting all those who were loyal to the king to join his standard, promising protection and re ward, at the same time threatening 're» bels' with the halter, if found with arms in their hands. Soon after this event, Lee crossed the Dan and advanced slow ly into JVorth Carolina. By a curious circumstance it happen ed that just at this time Col. Tarleton, with hia legion and some companies of infantry, left the British camp and moved toward the Virginia line on a marauding expedition. Lee had advanced only one day's march when his scouts brought ins formation of Tarlton's approach and that he was then encampcd at a plantation on. ly six or eight miles distant. Lee resolv _ ___ ed to attack the English troops that very I night. Arranging his forces, he moved j up within a short distance of the British ; s camp and waited for darkness. j It so happened, however, that Tarleton was on the point of removing his camp to another plantation; that very afternoon '7 he put his arrangements in force, and j en moved away some fifteen miles in a direc- j tion contrary to Lee's calculations. — j ' Therefore, in the evening, on approach» j ing the British encampment, with great I w circumspection, the Amercan troops were sorely mortified to discover that the saga cious Briton was no where to be found. It was a rule with Col. Tarleton never to camp two nights in the same place, if an enemy was within fifty miles. Greatly chagrined, Lee was on the g)int of pushing with all haste after the ritish Colonel, when the indomitable •couts again came in with information. They brought intelligence that one Col. els sir. ET the the 011 or Py le» a noted tory, with a company of four hundred mounted Loyalists, was close at hand, making for Tarleton's enmp, unawares that he had moved. Lee resolved to capture the whole party by by stratagem. Sending forward a coup« le of troopers to meet the tories and con duct them to camp, he placed his miliiia and riflemen in ambush on each side of the road and drew up Iiis legion in prop» er form to receive the tory battalion. It was his intention to lead the tories into an ambuscade, and take them all prisoners. To the honor of Col. Lee, be it recorded that he did not contemplate nor plan the massacre which followed. As the tory band approached, Lee sent his Adjutant to greet tire: Colonel and di rect him where to post his men. The Ad jutant returned with word that 'Col. Tar leton's wishes should be cheerfully com Lee stiw that his stratagem i vvas working to perfection. Col. Pyle », , ... I piled With! ' be j marched his men to the place indicated j «'7 Lee, and drew up in tWO ranks aloHg I l '»e road, 10 Slicil a manner that they were j hemmed in bv the concealed militia on one side and Lee's legion on the other. When the tory line was formed, Lee, at the head of his troopers, rode slowlv towards it, and passed along directly in front, until the two Colonels were oppo site to each other. As Lee extended his hand to Pyle, the loyalists raised the snout of "God save the King,'' in which the Americans joined, in order to carry out their plan and prevent discovery. J Col. Lee then complimented the tory Colonel on the number and the equip [ ment of his corps, and hoped they would I do good service in the King's cause! He then turned and was about to give the signal for the legion to cover the tory troops with their carbines, when a sudden burst of musketry, mingled with yells and cheers, broke from the lower ex tremity of die line. The tories discovering the America mi litia aiming at them, perceived they were betrayed, and commenced firing their car bines. The militia returned with a heavy volley, which killed more than forty men. V terrible hand to hand fight now ensued in which the Americans were completely victorious. Lee and his chief officers en deavored to stop the carnage, but the mem ory of many tory outrages nerved the arms of the troopers and they hewed down their hated enemies, without heeding their cries for quarter. Some two hundred men according to some accounts, were killed in less than twenty minutes. Stedman, in his history of the war, puts the number of killed and wounded at three hundred but Botta, who is generally first rate au thority, thinks this number too large.— 'tradition says that ninety horses were al so killed and wounded. Col. Pyle, bad ly injured by a sabre cut, fled for shelter to a small pond near by, arid plunging into the water, concealed himself among the reeds, with nothing but his head above the surface, until the fight was over and the field deserted. Fie then crawled out and made his way to the British camp. The Americans did not lose a man or horse, killed or wounded! A few of the tories managed to reach the British camp and carry to Tarleton the terrible intelligence that Pyle's detach ment was cut to peices by the 'rebel vaga bonds.' Expecting, with good reason, that those same 'vagabonds' were in search of him, the Colonel broke up his camp and pushed for the main army, Lee fol lowing hard upon his track. Much valuable plunder was taken from the defunct tories. Their equipments and arms were all new, from the British stores, and soon replaced the miserable arms borne by some of the American troops. Sixty five horses were also taken, with new saddles and rigging complete. Lee, reinforced by three hundred Virgin riflemen, pushed after Tarleton, until he was within a few miles of the main ar my. 'Fortune, the capricious goddess, "aid Lee afterwards, 'gave us Pyle and saved Tarleton.' 1 I be , er gets So ups was Early Rising. The celebrated Dr. Buchan says in his writings, 'Six or sev I pn I' 0 " 1 "*' sleep is certainly sufficient, and j no °'! e ou ght to exeeed eight. To make ; s ' ee P refreshing, the following things are j requisite: to take sufficient exercise in the °P en n ' r ; and to lie down with a mind as cheerful and serene as possible. I hard '7 ever knew an early riser who did not j en j°y 8 g°°d state of health. It consists j observation, that all very old men j ' ,av e been early risers. This is the only j circumstance attending longevity, to I w hich1 never knew an exception, >j™The Empress Eugenia of France, recently appeared at n ball wearing jew els whose value was estimated at $800, 000, and having flounces ot lace on her robe that cost $120,000. tT7*'Do you profess religion?' 'No sir. 1 profess my faith and practice my religion. Reader, go thou and do like wise. of by of It The Disappointed Politician. There was a peculiar species of Am*-, erican newspaper literature, much more current years a<ro than now, which, in its inception in the 'Char coal Sketches' of the late Joseph C. Neal, of Philadelphia, was extremely amusing— I mean the detailed pictures of Miard cases' found by the city watch men at night, and brought before the City Council in the morning, as Dog berry says, to 'be exaniinationed:' Take a single passage in the life ofi 'Peter Brush,' the victim of politics ; Seated upon the curb, with his feet across the gutter, he placed his elbow 011 a stepping stone, and like Juliet on the balcony, leaned his head upon his n and-—a hand that would perhaps have been the better of a covering, j though none would be rash enough to volunteer to put a glove upon it. j He was in a dilapidated condition—out j at elbows, out at knees, out at pocket, j out of omce. out of spirits, and out in the street : an 'out and outer' in every j respect, and as outre a mortal as ever lhe e ve of man did resi upon. Forjbeen soin, time, Mr Brush s reflections had j been silent. I- ollowmg Hamlet's ads j vice, he gave them an understanding but no tongue ;' and he relieved him* j self at intervals by spitting forlornly J into the kennel At length, suffering 11s locked hands to fall between his ; knees, and heaving a deep sigh, lie i ' j A long time give tory yells ex mi were car men. en the au al out or ago, my put on her specks and say "Peter, my son, put not your trust in princes ;' and from that'day to this 1 haven't done anything of the kind, because noue on 'em wanted to borrow nothing me ; and 1 never see a prince or a king—but one or two, and they had been rotated out of office—to borrow nothing of them. Princes ! pooh! Put not your trust in politicianers them's my sentiments. You înioiit just as well try to hold an eel by "he tail. I don't care which side theyre on, for I've tried both an I now. Put w ,, . , • . . ... et 1 * t™ 5 10 ' ,tlcluIle,ii or y 011 d i\ s 'Ten years ago it came into my head that things wern't going on right; so I pretty nearly gave myself up tee totally to the good of the republic, and left the shop to look out for itself. I was brimful of patriotism, and so un easy in my mind for lhe salivation ofi freedom 1* couldn't work. I tried to guess which side was goino- to win and 1 stuck to it like wax ; sometimes 1 was a one side, sometimes I was a t'other, and sometimes I straddled till ,u i j . the election was over, and came up j.st m time to Jine the hurrah. It was good 1 w as nei " > a,l( ^ w hat good could I do if I wasn t on the 'lected side ? But, after all, it was never a bit ofu>e. Whenever the battle was over, no mat ter what side was sharing" out the loaves and fishes, and 1 stepped up. I ll be hanged if they did'ut cram all they ' could into their own mouths, put their arms over some, and grab at all the rest with their paws, and say; 'Go j away white man, you ain't capable.' I Capable ! What's the reason I ain't capable ? I've s:ot as extensive a throat as anv of 'em, and 1 could i swallow the loaves and fishes without ! choking, if each loaf was as biff as a grindstone, and each fish as big as a sturgeon. Give Peter a chance, and , - . - , r i rr». i : leave him alone for that. Then anoth er time when I caLed: '1 want ! some spoils, says lj 'a small i bucket full 0i spoils. Whichever side ; gets in shares the spoils, don't they P So they first grinned, and then they ups and tells me that virtue like mine was its own reward, and that spoils might spoil me. But it was no spoils that spoilt me, and no loaf and fiish ! that starved me ; I'm spi'lt because I couldn't get either. Put not your trust in politicianers, 1 say it again, j Both sides used me jist alike. Here T , „ u ■ . i I've been serving my country, more or less, these ten years, like a patriot g'oing to town meetings, hurraing my daylights out, getting as blue as blazes . - - . blocking the windows, getting licked fifty times, and having more black j eyes and bloody noses than you could j shake a stick at, all for the common I good, and for the purity of our illegal '• rights ; and all for what ? Why, for j nix. If any good has come out of it. j the country hss put it into her own pocket, and swindled me out of my arnings. I can't get no office ! He» publics is ungrateful ! It wasnt reward I was after. I scorns the base insinivation. I only wanted to be took - care of and have nothing to do but to 8a f served ! j live and take care of lhe public; and l'v got half—nothing 1 to do ! ßoin e on I v : » man takes it for : 0, it. Whiskers j ! what experience j patriotism a irrt j got narry look. care of was the mam thing. Kepiii;«. lies is uno-rateAi ! ! I 'm blasted if limy ain't. I his is the way old sogers is weil ! live and learn The world's not what •fore he finds it grow sooner than does. )t 110 Well lea m G enus and chance—am t j A S hort Ho .VKVMoox .-The Loti j don Times, o: the ^Ist of August has ! the following : j On Monday morning 1 List the detach ment of Royal Marines about to en> bark at Plymouth for service m China j were paid a months wa<jes in advance A private named M'Koone, on receive j ing his money, asked permission to j marrv before embarking This res j j quest was granted, and going- under ' escort of anon commissioned officer ! j he was allowed to proceed to church ! with his bride. The'ceremony havmg ! Forjbeen concluded, llie happy piir werèl» permitted ten minutes to spend the honeymoon, at the expiration of which time he returned (o the barracks made an allotment in favor of his wife' and then embarked with the rest of the detachment on board of the Imper rador screw steamer. ; j Description op Jerusalem . The Je put j rusa | em correspondent of the Boston Post I 7 ,,7'"™ . , , f ra P h,cail r descr,bes the """ ^so j ,ate co " (l, " on of tiie Holy City. H c savs " ofi The women, clothed from head to foot a ' n white sheets, with their faces conceal Cl ' by a black veil, resembling so many : gboules just risen from the subterranean j abodes: more especially as they have a ! ffreMt ,anc - v f,)rcem,?ter '« s > where ihey dai | ly co "P re g ate to '»owl. No sound of youth, l, ' ere 1 are 1 boys m the streets, no sound ; \' f wl,eels ' ''"^i are , "° car , ni, -f- tl,e ! ^ ""T.""I s » a P ... when you utsturn them, their dailv work j as scavengers, and make the live-long j night hideous with their contentions, the very birds do not sing, hut cry to each other with dissonant chirp, or complain j with a harsh murmur. ; Prom the horrors of the city, if we pass I i t0 ,,le environs, we find naujrht but bare ! r °cks around, stones and dust beneath, ofi tl,e bright sun reflected trom every object, j burns into the brains, no grass, no trees, ! nu .S rcen 'bing, the promenades are cems ! f™': " ,e f P» 1 « 1 ""»-, a l î° ,e b f e " h""™ 1 ^ 'S ""1 1° o"*""" i the Egyptian, the Chaldean, the Persian, the (îrwk tlte Syrian, the Saracen, the | Crusader, the Turk. In fine, Jerusalem j s naught but a 'heap' of mouldering bones ; and shattered houses. j j M oral C ; ur voe . Sidney Smith, in his work on moral phylosopliy, speaks in this wise ot what men loose, for want of a lit ' tie more courasre or independence of mind: 'A great deal of talent is lost in the world for the want of a little courage. Every j day sends to the gnve a number of ob I scure men who have only remained in ob scuriiy because theii timidity has preven lei) tl,em from making a first efiort; and i who could ,iave ,)een induced to ! be - ,n ' wou,d a , M probability, have gone ? rcîU len f hs ,n ] lie care , er otfam , e - Tl ' e t ,act ! s ', ,hnt t0 d(> a ^ th,n ? U, ! s " nr d Z TT. iTi f ,h , t h' : shivering, and thinking of the cola and the diir | er> but jumi) e in an(1 scranib!e ! through as well as we can. It will not do i to be perpetually calculating tasks, and ; adjusting nice ch«n;es; it did very well before the flood, where a man could con« suit his friends upon an intended publica tion for a hundred and fifty year.*, and then Jive to see its success afterwards; hut at present a man waits, and doubts, and ! hesitates and consults, his brother, and ''is uncle, and particular friends, till, one fi rieda y» he finds he is sixty years of us<", j f bat 1 l ! e ioM so muc , h ' ime j»'cmsu't '"S IS f' rst col ,s!n ano P »rt.icn «r friends, |; i tliat lie has no more time to follow their advice> . is witi JCT^The truly great are not ilm.«p who J are elevated in human society: but those who have subdued and conquered their passions, and become »s teachable as little chiidren. What a difference between the world 's great men, and the men whom God has pronounced great. ========== ICT'Our Government land cost one do! '« r an acre on an average and champagne two dollars a bottle. How many a man dips landless, who, during his life has swallowed a township, trees and all. "Pa! is it when these newspaper folks are going to tell a side-splitting story that they 8a y'jokingaside!'" IN tors, t than and Hart, NUMBER 9 i «Oßcful ücenpts. <0 Prevent G lu f. Fit hi Smelling Badt.ï — .1 t>*n>iporinfiil ut s.il|p*tr(; added lo h large L'iue [mt tul I ut ifliif will effectually prevent it I tr.'in smelling ;i t . :ius( .s jt ] 0 dry f .i »ter and h ;irder thuti it would without it. No j menev would prohib't in« from usinor it so long j ns I am compelled to use glue.— Cor. Coach" j maker s Magazine. ! To Stop Bleeding from tite Cavity of | an E xtracted To.,™. -noticing the Je o f i - w . rs - i.'-eke, who bled to death in consequence <'f the extraction of a tooth, Dr. Addin-tton,of Rji-.imond, Va., says he never fails to stop the t'ÇuZ firmlî VV|!,) coUl)n rooisiened in a * ' ■ - eggs; take H tabies P°»nf"! of flour to ÄSiS when «Si », Jiff.™«i„T P ™1 and those made wiih fiour. .. strong solution of alum and water, lie cured a brother physician m tins way, whose jaw had bled for two weeks. I oisoNED Dogs —Upon an emergency, hold the dog'» head between your legs, open the month with a stick, and gives handful ofcom mon salt. The old plan of washing the do<r' 8 egs, alter a day a sporting, with strong salt and water, will prevent scab and foot soreness. London Field. 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