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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.—
The undersigned, Assignee of Jonathan Leslie, will
offer at public sale, at the Court House, in the borough of
On Wednesday, the 16th of November next,
at 10 o'clock, A. M., A FARM, situate in Wayne township,
Mifflin county, containing ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY
FIVE ACRES, more or less, adjoining the Juniata River
and lands of Elijah McVey, David Jenkins, Samuel Whar
ton, and others, having a large frame house (unfinished)
and a frame back building erected thereon, together with
a frame bank barn about 40 by 06 feet, with a wagon-shed
and corn-crib attached thereto. Also, a stone spring house.
There are two never failing springs of good water upon
the premises, ono of them near the house and barn. Also,
an apple orchard containing from 50 to 75 trees.
This farm is good limestone land, about fifty acres wood
land, some of which is choice land for cultivation. It lies
on the south side of the Juniata river, about one mile
from the Newton Hamilton Station of the Pennsylvafiia
Railroad, and the Newton Hamilton Dam of the Pennsyl
vania Canal, is in part upon the premises. A portion of
the land lies upon Sugar Ridge, in the vicinity of large
deposits of iron ore, and is considered a good site for man
This farm will be sold as the property of Jonathan Les
lie, for the benefit of his creditors.
TERMS:—One-half of the purchase money to be paid
on the first day of April next, when possession will be de
livered, and the other half in one year, with interest, to
be securcd by bond and mortgage.
TIIEO. H. CREMER, Assignee, dr.
Huntingdon, Oct. 4,1859-4 t.
TCourIST, OF GRAND JURORS FOR A
t of Quarter Sessions to be held at Huntingdon
in and for the county of Huntingdon, the second Monday
and 14th day of November, 1859.
Abraham Crain, farmer, Franklin.
Hugh M. Cook, farmer, Cromwell.
Jonathan Cree, farmer, Dublin,
William Christy, surveyor, Alexandria.
John Davis, sr., farmer, Morris.
Joseph Forest, farmer, Ilarree.
John Gemmill, farmer, Porter.
Jacob Grubb, farmer, Penn.
Daniel Geissinger, farmer, Dublin.
Maize S. Harrison, tinner, Shirleysburg.
George W. Hazard, farmer, Union.
Collins Hamer, farmer, Porter.
Jacob Hess, farmer, Henderson.
John Jones, farmer, Tell.
William Lloyd, gunsmith, Warriorsmark.
George IL Lang, farmer, Walker.
Michael Low, farmer, Morris.
Jacob C. Millen farmer, Barree.
Solomon Myt..;; farmer, Cass.
C. McGill, founder. Alexandria.
Hon. Jonathan McWilliams, farmer, Franklin.
Thomas McN it°, druggist, Shirleysburg.
Daniel Teague, farmer. Cromwell.
Levi Wright, farmer, Union.
TRA.VEESE TUEOES—FIRST WEEK.
Isaac Buck, farmer, Warriorsmark.
George Buchanan, laborer. Cassviile.
David Cummings, farmer, Jackson.
Hugh Cary, farmer, Jackson.
Isaac Hurts, farmer, Walker.
Philip Crouse, shoemaker, Cassviile.
M. G. Collins, farmer, Shirley.
Hugh Cunningham, farmer, Porter.
Robert Cunningham, farmer, Porter.
Henry Crane, laborer, Franklin.
Levi Dell, farmer, Union.
William Drake, coach maker, Shirleysburg.
Thomas Dean, farmer, Juniata.
• • Ephraim Doyle, cabinet maker, Shirleysburg
Allen Edwards, farmer, Tod.
Isaac Euyeart, farmer, Cromwell.
Joseph Grazier, farmer, Warriorsmark.
David Gates, farmer, Franklin.
Philip Holler, farmer, Brady.
James Harper, Esq., farmer, Dublin.
William Hileman, farmer, Morris.
George Horton, farmer, Tod.
William Hamer, farmer, Porter.
James Higgins, cabinet maker, Huntingdon.
William Harper, farmer, Dublin.
William Hess, farmer, Springfield.
Joel Isenberg, farmer, Porter.
H. B. Mytinger, farmer, Morris.
Samuel Musser. farmer, West.
Samuel Myers, farmer, Warriorsmark.
James Morrow, farmer, Franklin.
Jacob H. Miller, 'armor, Union.
Michael Myers, farmer, Cromwell.
Isaac Oatenkirk, farmer, Brady.
Moses Robison, carpenter, Barree.
Adam Rupert, farmer, Henderson.
William K. Bahm, laborer, Huntingdon.
Jacob Stoufcr, farmer, Warriorsmark.
G. W. Shaffer, farmer, Shirley.
Thompson Stains, farmer, Springfield,
Samuel Stryker, farmer, West.
David F. Tussey, teacher, Porter.
George Wilson, Esq., farmer, Tell.
Daniel Womelsdorf, J. P., Franklin.
Jacob Weaver. farmer, Hopewell.
John P. Stewart, farmer, Oneida.
Washington G. Baker, farmer, Tod.
A. J. Dnulap, farmer, Tod.
TRAVERSE JURORS—SECOND WEEK.
Charles C. Ash, J. P., Barree.
Michael Baker, carpenter, Alexandria.
Isaac Cook, farmer, Carbon.
Asahel Corbin. farmer, Oneida.
David Colestock, farmer, Huntingdon.
Jacob Cresawell, surveyor, Cassvillo.
John Donelson. inn keeper, Union.
Benjamin Graffins, tinner,
W. 11. Gorsuch, merchant, Springfield.
Samuel Grove, farmer, Hopewell.
Samuel Hess, Eirmer, Henderson.
Thomas Henderson, farmer, Franklin.
Adam Hoffman, chair maker. Walker.
Thomas Huston, armer, Jackson.
Joseph Hagey, itrmer, Tell.
William Johnston, farmer, Warriorsmark
George Miller, farmer, Oneida.
Henry Miller, farmer, Juniata.
John B. Moreland, teacher,
George McCrum, farmer, Barree.
George Noss, tanner, Tell.
A. Jackson Osborn, laborer, Jackson.
Abraham Pheasant, farmer, Cass.
John Shires, laborer, Warriorsmark.
James Slone, farmer, Henderson.
Moses Sivoope, farmer, Union.
Peter C. Swoops, clerk, Huntingdon.
Richard Shaver, farmer, Shirley.
"Ci. IV. Thompson, M. D., Brady.
R. C. Templeton, carpenter, Cromwell.
Daniel Weight, farmer, Warriorsmark.
John B. Weaver, farmer, Hopewell.
Ezekiel White, carpenter, Carbon..
Alex - . B. Cunningham, merchant, Huntingdon
Benjamin Isenberg. laborer, Porter.
John Thompson, tailor, Shirley.
Huntingdon, Oct. 26, 1659.
'TRIAL LIST FOR NOVEMBER
11_ TERM, 1859
Jacob 11. Les
Mary Irvin vs vs Wm..
Gans & Moyer vs Wm. Fisher.
Miller Wallace vs Wm. McCauly, et al.
Mary McCanly vs West Banch Insurance Co
Wm. IL Briggs vs Washington - Vaughn.
David Rupert vs Fred. Schneider. -
Win. H. Gorsuch vs Cromwell School District
Rorer, Graff & Darling vs And. Patrick.
Chas. Schriner vs Abrm. Lewis.
John Savage vs Mat. Trueman.
John Garner vs John Savage.
McNite, for use vs Robert Bigham.
S. L. Keen, Adm. vs Wilson & Gorsuch.
H. N. Burroughs vs A. R. Stewart.
IL &B. T. Railroad vs Jacob Cresswell.
J. K. McCahan vs Saml. Lehman, et al.
Thos. Welsh vs John French's Admr.
James Port vs Harrison & Couch.
James Ganoo vs Beck & Henderson.
Lucy Ann Stewart, for use vs David 11. Eoster & Co.
Saml. D. Myton's Admrs. vs B. J. Williams & Swoops.
Chas. Mickley, for use vs H. &B.T.R.R. & C. CO.
Catharine Householder vs Grub & Householder.
Huntingdon, 0ct....26, 1859.
MEAT CUTTERS and STUFFERS.
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LINES IN A. SON'S BIBLE.
Remember love, who gave thee this,
When other days shall come—
When she who had thy earliest kiss
Sleeps in her narrow home;
Remember 'ENI as a mother gave
The gift to one she'd die to save.
That mother sought a pledge of love
The holiest for her son;
And from the gift of God above,
She chose a goodly one;
She chose for her beloved boy
The source of life and light and joy.
And bade him keep the gift—that when
The parting hour should come,
They might have hope to meet again,
In her eternal home;
She said his faith in that would bo
Sweet incense to her memory.
And should the scoffer, in his pride,
Laugh that fond gift to scorn,
And bid him cast that pledge aside,
That he from youth had borne!
She bade him pause, and ask his breast
If he, or she, had loved him best?
A parent's blessing on her son
Goes with this holy thing;
The love that would retain the one
Must to the other cling;
Remember, 'tis no idle toy,
A mother's gift—remember, boy
Sketch of Capt. John Brown, 'the Leader
of the Harper's Ferry Insurrection.
[From the New York Herald.]
Capt. John Brown emigrated to Kansas
from Central New York, in the fall of 1855,
and settled in the township of Ossawattomie.
He was accompanied by seven sons, the young
est being old enough to earn his livelihood.
The birthplace of Brown is not positively
known to the writer, but report has it that he
was born in Kentucky. At the time of his
death he was about sixty years of age. He
was about medium height, slim, muscular,
and possessing an iron constitution. He bad
blue eyes, sharp features, and long gray hair,
wearing a full beard.
In December, 1855, during the " Shannon
war," Brown first made his appearance among
the free-State men at Lawrence. His en
trance into the place at once attracted the at
tention of the people towards him. He brought
a wagon load of cavalry sabres, and was ac
companied by twelve men, seven of whom
were his own sons. He first exhibited his
qualities at the time the free-State and pro
slavery parties, under the lead of Governor
Robinson on one side, and Gov. Shannon on
the other, met to make a treaty of - peace.—
After Gov. Robinson had stated to the people
who were gathered around the hotel the terms
of the peace. Brown took the stand, uninvi
ted and opposed the terms of the treaty. He
was in favor of ignoring all treaties, and such
leading men as Robinson, Lane, and Lowry,
and proceeding at once against the border
ruffian invaders, drive them from the soil, or
hang them if taken. General Lowry, who
was chairman of the Committee of Safety,
and also commander of the free-State troops,
ordered Brown under arrest. The latter made
no physical resistance, but it was soon dis
covered that he was altogether too combusti
ble a person to retain as a prisoner, and a
compromise was made with him by the free-
State men, and he was released. He was in
formed by the leaders of that party that his
remarks were intended to undo what they
were trying to accomplish by means of the
treaty ; that he was a stranger in Lawrence
and Kansas, and ought not, by his rash re
marks, to compromise the people of Law
rence until he had known them longer and
knew them better.
One of his sons, who was elected to the
Legislature in February, 1856, was seized
and taken from Ossawattomie to Lecompton
in chains, a. distance of thirty miles. His
feet and hands were chained together with a
large heavy chain, the size of that used upon
ox teams. He was compelled to walk the
whole distance beneath a burning sun. The
irons wore the flesh from his ankles ; he was
attacked with the brain fever, was neglected,
and died in two or three days. He was the
companion of Governor Robinson, Jenkins,
(since shot by Lane,) and some eight or ten
others. Another son of Captain Brown was
shot at Ossawattomie by a marauding party
from Missouri. After the death of his first
son, occasioned by the tortures and fatigue
of his forced march, Brown swore vengeance
upon the pro-slavery party, and it was fre
quently observed by the more prudent of the
free-State men that he was evidently insane
on the subject. He was always considered
by them a dangerous man, was never taken
into their councils, and never consulted by
them with reference either to their policy or
The destruction of the free-State Hotel and
presses in Lawrence, in May, 1856, incited
him anew to action, and organized a small
company, composed chiefly of men who had
been robbed, or whose relatives had been
murdered by the pro-slavery party, and at
the head of this band, armed with Sharp's
rifles, bowie knives, and Colt's revolvers, he
scoured Southern Kansas, and the name of
" Old Brown" became a terror to all who op
posed his will in that region. While he was
thus marauding, five pro-slavery men were
taken from their cabins at Pottawattomie
creek, in the night-time, and shot dead. The
pro-slavery party charged this deed upon old
Brown, while the free-State party asserted
that they could prove him in Lawrence, forty
miles distant, when it happened, and that
the horrid deed was perpetrated by the Bud
ford's Geogia Ruffians, supposing that the
victims were free-State men.
The news of this massacre reached West
port, Missouri, the place of rendevous of the
" border ruffians," the same evening that the
Kansas Commission sent out by the United
States of Representatives arrived at that
place. The excitement was intense, and was
induced almost as much by the appearance
of the Commission as by the news of the
massacre. The " ruffians" swore vengeance
upon the members and officers of the Com
mission, declaring that their blood should
recompense for the slaughter at Pottawat
tomie creek, and but for the intercession of
Mr. Oliver, the pro-slavery member -•of• the
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Commission, and others, it was believed that
the Commission would have been attacked.—
It was at this time that the notorious H. Clay
Pate organized a band of men in the streets
of Westport, Mo., with the avowed purpose
of entering the Territory and capturing "Old
Brown." He raised about thirty men, and
went into the Territory about twilight one
evening, and was surprised at sunrise the next
morning by "Old Brown," who was in com
mand of nine men, armed as stated above.—
Pate sent a flag of truce to Brown, who ad
vanced some rods in front of his company,
and ordered the flag-bearer to remain with
him, and sent one of his own men to inform
Pate to come himself. Pate obeyed, when
Brown ordered him to lay down his arms.—
Pate refused to give the order to his men,
when Brown, drawing a revolver, informed
him that he must give the order, or be shot
down on the spot. Pate immediately surren
dered up himself and men, and they were
marched into a ravine near by, and kept un
til liberated and sent back to Missouri, by
Col. Sumner, a few days subsequently, who
also ordered " Old Brown" to disband and go
home. The latter agreed to do so, if the Col
onel would also agree to protect the settlers
in that region of the Territory. This was
the celebrated "Battle of Black-Jack Point,"
made famous by the " H. C. P." Kansas cor
respondent of the St. Louis Republican, who
was the heroic commander of the surrender
ing party. Captain Brown was not much
heard from again until the notorious Captain
Hamilton made his incursions into Southern
Kansas from Missouri in 1858, when he
raised another company, and with Captain
Montgomery, drove Hamilton and his com
panions back to Missouri, and marching his
men into that State, took possession of one
of the villages, shot one or two men, and
liberated several slaves. This course of
Brown was repudiated by Governor Robin
son and the lenders of the Free-State party,
in and out of Kansas, which caused Brown
to publish a letter enplaning his position, in
which he assumed the entire responsibility of
his acts, and relieved the Free-State men from
any share therein. This letter was called the
" Two Parallels," on account of the peculiar
distinction made by the writer.
Captain Brown was a very strong believer
in the doctrines of the Presbyterian Church.
He was fanatical on the subject of antisla
very, and seemed to have the idea that he
was specially deputed by the Almighty to
liberate slaves and kill slave-holders. It was
always conceded to him that he was a consci
entious man, very modest in hiss demeanor,
apparently inoffensive until the subject of sla
very was introduced, when he would exhibit
a feeling of indignation unparalleled. After
matters subsided in Kansas, Brown intima
ted to some of his anti-slavery friends that
he contemplated organizing an insurrection
amongst the slaves in Kentucky and Tennes
see. This fact becoming known to some of
the leading anti-slavery men of the country,
they refused him means with which to go on,
and discouraged his proposed undertaking.—
He spent alarge portion of the last summer
in visiting different Northern cities, and was
tendered sums of money, with the under
standing that he wished to secure a little
farm upon which to settle in his old age. It
is supposed that he employed the money thus
obtained to hire the farm near Harper's Fer
ry, which he used as a rendezvous for the in
surrectionists, and near which he so recently
paid the last debt of nature.
Harper's Ferry Trouble.
Trial of the Insurrectionists.
011ARLESTOWN, ta., Oct. 25.—The prelim
inary examination of the prisoners captured
at Harper's Furry, commenced this morning,
before the Magistrate's Court. The follow
ing Magistrates occupied the Bench : Col.
Davenport, Presiding Justice assisted by Dr.
Alexander, John G. Lock, John F. Smith,
Thomas H. Willis, George W. Eichelberger,
Charles IL Lewis and Moses W. Burr.
At half-past ten o'clock, the Sheriff was
directed to bring in the prisoners, who were
conducted from the jail under a guard of
eighty armed men. A guard was also sta
tioned around the Court House, and bayonets
are bristling on all sides.
Charles B. Harding, Esq., Attorney for the
county, is assisted by Andrew Hunter, Esq.,
counsel for the Commonwealth.
The prisoners were brought in—General
Brown and Edwin Coppee being menacled
together. Brown seemed weak and haggard,
with his eyes swollen from the effects of the
wounds on his head. Coppee is uninjured.
Stevens less injured than Brown, but looked
haggard and depressed. There are a number
of wounds on the heads of both. John Cop
pee is a light mulatto, about 25 years of age,
and Green, who is about 30 years of age, is a
Sheriff Campbell read the commitment of
the prisoners, charged with treason and mur
Mr. Illirding, the State Attorney, asked
that the Court might assign counsel for the
prisoners if they had none.
The Court inquired if the prisoners had
counsel, when Brown addressed the Court, as
" I did not ask for any quarter at the . time
I was taken. I did not ask to have my life
spared. The Governor of the State of Virgin
ia tendered me his assurances, that I should
have a fair trial, and und''..:r no circumstances
whatever will I bn abl.e to attend to a trial.—
If you seek my Mood, you can have it at any
moment without the mockery of a trial. I
have had lao counsel. I have not been able
to adNise with any one. I know nothing
about the feelings of my fellow prisoners,
and I am utterly unable to attend in any
way to my own defence. My memory don't
serve me. My health is insufficient, al
though improving. There are mitigating
circumstances, if a fair trial is to be al
lowed us, that I would urge our favor,
but if we are to be forced, with the mere form
of a trial to execution, you might spare your.
selves that trouble. I am ready for my fate.
I do not ask a trial—no insult, nothing but
that which conscience gives or cowreido
HUNTINGDON, PA., NOVEMBER 2, 1859.
would drive you to practice. I ask to be ex
cused from the mockery of a trial. Ido Rot
know what the design of this examination is.
I do not know what is to be the benefit of it
to the Commonwealth I I have now little to
ask other than that I be not foolishly insul
ted, as the cowardly and barbarous insult
those who fall into their power."
The Court assigned Charles J. Faulkner
and Lawson Botts as conned for the prisoners.
Mr. Faulkner, after consulting the prison
ers, said—" I was about to remark to the
Court that, although I feel at any time wil
ling to - discharge any duty which the Court
can legally, by authority of the law, devolve
upon me. lam not, in the first place, aware
of any authority which the Court has, sitting
as an examining Court, to assign counsel for
the defence. Besides, it is manifest from the
remarks just made by one of the prisoners,
that he regards the appearance of counsel
under such circumstances, not as a bona fide
act, but rather as a mockery. Under these
circumstances, I do not feel disposed to as
sume the responsibility of that position. I
have other reasons for declining the position,
connected with my having been at the place
of action, and hearing all the admissions of
the prisoners, which render it improper and
inexpedient for me to act as their counsel.
If the Court had authority to order it per
emptorily, I should acquiesce and obey that
authority. But lam not aware that there is
any such power vested in this Court, and as
it is of the prisoners' desire, I will see that
full justice is done them.
Mr. Botts said he did not feelit his duty
to decline the appointment of the Court. He
was prepared to do his best to defend the
prisoners, and hoped that the Court would
assign him some experienced assistant, if Mr.
Mr. Harding then addressed Brown, and
asked him if he was willing to accept Messrs.
Faulkner and Botts as counsel.
Brown replied—l wish to say that I have
sent for counsel. I did apply through the
advice of some persons to some persons whose
names I do not now recollect, to act as coun
sel Lou me, and I have sent for other counsel
who have had no possible opportunity to see
me. I wish for counsel if lam to have a fair
trial, but if I am to have nothing but the
mockery of a trial, as I said before, I do not
care anything about counsel. It is unneces
sary to trouble, any gentlemen with that duty.
Mr. Harding—You are to have a fair trial.
Brown—There were certain men, I think
Mr. Notts was one of them, who declined
actinfts counsel, but I -am not positive about
it. I cannot remember whether he was the
one, because I have heard so many names ;
am a stranger here ; I do not know the dis
position or character of the gentlemen named.
I have applied for counsel of my own and
doubtless could have them, if I am not, as I
said before, to be hurried to execution before
they can reach here. But if that is the dis
position that is to be made of me, all this
trouble and expense can be saved.
Mr. Harding—The question is, do you de
sire the aid of Messrs. Faulkner and Botts as
your counsel. Please to answer yes or no.
Brown—l cannot regard this as an exami
nation under any circumstances. I would
prefer that they should exercise their own
pleasure. I feel as if it was a matter of very
little account to me. If they had designed
to assist me as counsel I should have wanted
an opportunity to consult them at my leisure.
Mr. Harding—Stevens, are you willing
that these gentlemen should act as your coun
Stevens—l am willing that that gentleman
shall, (pointing to Mr. Botts.)
Mr. Harding—Do you object to Mr. Faulk
Stevens—No, I am willing to take both
Mr. Harding then addressed each of the
other prisoners separately, and each stated
their willingness to be defended by the coun
The Court issued a peremptory order that
the press should not publish the detailed tes
timony, as it would render the getting of a
jury before the Circuit Court impossible.
Lewis 'Washington, the first witness, stated
that about one o'clock on Sunday night, he
was asleep and awoke by a noise, and heard
his named called. He went down and was
surrounded by six men. Stevens appeared
to be in command ; Cook, Coppee and the two
negro prisoners were along and another white
man whom he afterwards recognized asKagie.
Col. Washington then proceeded to detail all
the particulars of his being taken as a pris
oner with his negroes to the armory, and the
subsequent events up to the attack by the
marines and their delivery.
A. M. Kitzmiller gave the particulars of
his being taken prisoner and locked up, and
that subsequently he had several interviews
with Brown, who always treated them with
a great deal of respect and courtesy. He
endeavored to ascertain from Brown what
object they had in view, and he repeatedly
told him in reply that his only object was to
free the slaves, and that he was willing to
fight the pro-slavery men to accomplish that
object. On one occasion during the attack,
the witnessjaaid to Brown this is getting to
be hot work, and if you will allow me to in
terfere, I can possibly accommodate matters.
e went out with Stevens with a flag of truce
on Monday afternoon. He requested Stevens
to remain whilst he went forward, when Ste
vens was fired on and fell. He could only
recognize Brown and Stevens, though he
counted twenty-two men early in the morn
ing armed with Sharp's rifles. When Ste
vens was lying wounded, he remarked to me,
I have been cruelly deceived, to which I re
plied that I wished I had remained at home.
Col. Washington being recalled, said that
in the conversation with Gov. Wise, Brown
was told that he need not answer any ques
tions unless he chose, to which Brown re
plied that he had nothing to conceal and had
no favors to ask ; that he had arms enough
for 2,000 men, and could get enough for 5,000
Armistead Ball testified to the particulars
of his arrest by the insurgents, and said that
he had an interview, after his arrest; with
Brown, who stated that he had come for no
child's play, and,was prepared to carry out
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his designs; that his object was not to make
war against the people, and they would not
be injured if they remained quiet. His ob
ject was to place United States arms in the
hands of the black men, and proposed to
free all the slaves in the vicinity. Brown
repeatedly said that his whole object was to
release the slaves. I asked him if some plan
could not be arranged for the liberation of
myself and ethers. He said we could only
be released by furnishing able-bodied slaves
in place of each. He recognised Green and
Brown: Captain Brown told the prisoners,
when the charge of the marines was about
being made, that though he did not intend to
injure them himself, they should equally oc
cupy the post of danger with himself; that
if they were not dear enough to their fellow
citizens to accept the terms he had proposed
to secure their safety, they must be the worst
of barbarians. Coppee, on the other hand,
told himself and friends to get behind the
engines, that he did not wish to see them in
jured. One of the insurgents (Becham) said
" they have dropped him." Did not see
Captain Brown fire once from the engine
house ; does not think he fired once. Green
fired several times. The prisoners never were
John Alstadt, one of the slave owners
who was brOught into the armory with his
slaves, detailed the particulars of battering
down his doors, and his seizure by six armed
[At this point Stevens appeared to be faint
ing, and a mattrass was procured for him on
which he laid during the balance of the ex
The witness resumed—Thinks Brown fired.
several times ; knows that he saw him with
his gun levelled ; saw all the prisoners ex
cept the yellow man, Copeland.
Alexander Kelly detailed the particulars
of the collision with the insurgents, and the
exchanging of several shots, but could not
identify any of the prisoners.
Wm. Johnston testified to the arrest of
Copeland, the yellow man, who was attempt
ing to escape across the river. He was
armed with a speer and rifle in the middle of
the Shenandoah river; be said that he had
been placed in charge of Hall's Rifle factory
by Captain Brown.
AndreW Kennedy testified that he was at
the jail when Copeland was brought in, and
he questioned him. •He said that he came
from the Western Reserve of Ohio, and that
Brown came there in August and employed
him at S2O per month.
Mr. Faulkner•objected to this testimony as
implicating the white prisoners.
The presiding Judge said that his testimo
ny could only be received as implicating Cope
Mr. Kennedy, resumed—Copeland said,
our object was to release the slaves of this
country ; that he knew of nineteen in the
party, but there were several others he did
not know. Joseph A. Brua was one of the
prisoners in the engine house, and was per
mitted to go out several times with a flag of
truce. During the firing, Coppee fired twice,
and an the second fire, Brown remarked,
"that man is down." Witness then asked
permission to go out, and found that Beckham
had just been shot, and has no doubt that
Coppee shot him.
i\lr. Alstadt, recalled—Thinks that Captain
Brown shot the marine who was killed; saw
The preliminary examination being con
cluded, the Court remanded the prisoners for
trial before the Circuit Court.
CHARLESTOWN, Oct. 25.—The examination
to-day is merely to see whether the charges
are of sufficient importance to go before the
Grand Jury. To-morrow the Jury will re
port a bill of indictment and the case will be
immediately called up for trial. There is
an evident intention to hurry the trial through
and execute the prisoners as soon as possible,
for fear of attempts being -made to rescue
them. In case of servile insurrection, thirty
days is not required between the conviction
and execution as in other capital convic
The reason given for 'hurrying the trial is
that the people of the whole country are kept
in a state of excitement, and a large armed
force is required to prevent attempts at res
cue. It is presumed that the prisoners will
demand separate trials. After conviction,
but a few days will be given them before
their execution. It is thought that all but
Brown will make a full confession.
The prisoners, as brought into Court, pre
sent a pitiable sight; Brown and Stevens be
ing unable to stand without assistance.—
Brown has three sword stabs in his body and
one sabre cut over the head. Stevens has
three balls in his head, and had two in his
breast and one in his arm. He was also cut
on the forehead with a rifle bullet, which
glanced off, leaving a bad wound.
The trial will go on to-morrow.
CHARLESTOWN, Oct. 25, P. M.--The Circuit
Court of Jefferson county, Judge Richard
Parker an the Bench, assembled at 2 o'clock
The Grand Jury was called.
The Magistrate's Court reported the result
of the examination in the case of Captain
Brown and other prisoners.
The Grand Jury then retired and the wit
nesses for the State were examined before
At five o'clock the Grand Jury returned
into Court and stated that they had not fin
ished the examination of the witnesses, and
were discharged until ten o'clock to-morrow
It is rumored that Brown is desirous of
making a full statement of his motives and
intentions through the press, but the Court
had refused all further access to him by the
Reporter, fearing that he may put forth some
thing calculated to influence the public mind
and to have a bad effect on the slaves.
The mother of Cook's wife was in the
court house throughout the examination.—
The general belief is that Cook is still in the
mountains near the Ferry. On Sunday night,
a woman who keeps the canal lock, says that
he came to her house and asked the privilege
of warming himself. She knows him well,
and is a relative of his wife.
Coppee says that he had a brother in the
party, and that Brown had three sons ; also,
that there were two others, named Taylor
and Hazlett ; so that, including Cook, five
have escaped, twelve were killed, and five
captured, making in all twenty-two. •
The trial will commence to-morrow morn
ing beyond a doubt, though much difficulty
is anticipated in obtaining a jury.
Captain Brown's object in refusing counsel'
is, that if he has counsel, he will not be al
lowed to speak himself, and Southern counsef
will not be willing to express his views.
[From the Frankford Herald.]
The Tenth Annual meeting of the Ameri
can Vegetarian Society was held in the city
of Philadelphia, on Wednesday, September
The following officers were elected for the
President—Dr. William Metcalfe, of Phila.
rice Presidents—Dr. John Grimes, Boon
ton, N. j.; Dr. R. D. Muzzey, Boston, Mass.;
Dr. R. T. Trail, New York, N. Y.; Dr. Isaac
Jennings, Oberlin, Ohio; Seth Hunt, North
ampton, Mass.; J. Simpson Africa, Hunting
don, Pa.; 0. S. Posten, Esq., Harrodsburg,
Ky.; H. S. Clubb, Grand Haven, Michigan ;
L. . Hough, A. M., Lambertville, N. J.
Treasurer—Edmund Brooks, Philadelphia.
Secretary—Wm. Taylor, Kensington, Pa.
A number of letters from absent members
were read, several addresses delivered, and
the following preamble and resolutions were
" The members of the American Vegeta
rian Society assembled in this, the Tenth
Annual Meeting, hereby declare their unwa
vering conviction of the truth of those laws
which have heretofore been announced by
authority of this body, as descriptive of the
proper food of man ;—namely that the Vege
tarian diet is naturally adopted to secure
health and longevity to the body, to the pro
motion of pure and elevating morality, and
to the cultivation of the religious faculties of
man. In proof of these positions we present
the following facts:-
Ist. Comparative Anatomy unequivocally
demonstrates that man is net constituted
either as an Omniverous or Carniverous be
ing—but in the language of Prof. Owen
" The close resemblance between the quad
rumanous and human dentition, shows that
man was from the beginning adapted to eat
the fruit of the trees of the garden.
2d. The constant violation of physical laws
in the indulgence of flesh food, weakens and
blunts the intellect and finer feelings of the
human mind, and the animal passions gain
the mastery over reason and conscience.--
Hence huge systems of wrong, like slavery,.
war and licentiousness, with all the popular
and legal frauds—grow and flourish with the
fleshlyindulgences of mankind.
3d. Our vegetarian experience sustains all
our anticipations in relation to abstinence
from the flesh of animals as food, and the
substitution of pure, nourishing and health- •
ful fruits, grains and vegetables; and our
dietary views have been confirmed and
strengthened as best calculated to secure the •
requirements of our nature.
4th. Practical Christianity teaches that our
bodies are temples of the spirit, and that it
is necessary to keep the body in subjection--
that we are not our own, but belong to God
—and that it is good neither to eat flesh nor
drink wine. It was also further
Resolved, That whilst lamenting the loss
of our venerable President, Dr. Wm. A. Al
cott, we nevertheless " mourn not as those
without hope." We are assured that his •
great labors in the cause of vegetarianism
will be a guide and a help for future students
and teachers in countless numbers—and that •
he has entered into the blessings of a well
spent life, in the mansions of heavenly peace. - -
Resolved That we have strong testimony
of the benefits resulting from a vegetarian •
diet, from the fact that Dr. Alcott, when in
his 28th year was given up by his physicians
as an incurable case of consumption—not
possible to live even a moderate length of •
time ; yet by adopting the vegetarian mode
of life, he thereby lengthened out the period
of his existence to double the average age of •
A young school teacher had one large boy,
Joe Stanton, who was ringleader in all mis
chief. The first day be managed to make
the school a scene of roguery and confusion.
The poor teacher went home with a heavy •
heart. The next day she thought if she •
auld gain the confidence of this boy, and
have him on her side, she should have little
trouble with her school. As it closed in the
afternoon, she spoke kindly to him, and
asked his help in closing the school-room
door. He readily complied. As she turned. ,
homeward, Joe followed. At length she in- •
" Have you any sister, Joseph ?"
The right cord was touched.
" I had one sister," he said, " little Mary,
but she died ;" and thus encouraged by the
ready sympathy of the listener, he went on
to tell that Mary was his only sister, and that
he used to take care of her, and carry her
out of doors, and draw her in the wagon he -
had made for her, and that she loved him
" more than any one else did," and always
used to run to the door to meet him when he
came home. "But she is dead, now," he
added, " and I have not anybody that takes
care of me. She had a fever, and she did
not know me when I spoke to her, and in
just a week she died. Her grave is right
over here," he continued, "and perhaps you.
would like to see it some time."
The teacher willingly went with him, ask
ing still further about little Mary, as they
passed along, till at length as they approach
ed the grave and sat down upon a stone near
it, poor Joe could no longer wipe away the
tears as he had done, when, one by one, they..
trickled down, for the fountains within were
broken up. He covered his face with his
hands and wept aloud. .
"She's dead, he exclaimed again, "and'
nobody cares for me now."
" I will care for you, Joseph," said the
kind teacher, as she laid her hands upon his
now uncovered head; and she spoke to him
of Heaven, and the happy meeting of those
whom death has severed, and of One who.
cares for us more than all earthly friends,
and who will help us if we wish to do right..
Then as he grew calm, and they had risen
to go, she told him of all her own sorrow—
of the father whom she had lost—of her lone—
liness—of her wish to be useful while she:
supported herself by teaching—of how hard,
the Westbrook school seemed to her, and how
she meant to do the best she could for him,.
and for all her scholars.
"I'll help you, Miss Mason," responded:
Joe. "I'll help you sill can," and then the•
old mischievous twinkling coming again, he. ,
- added, "I guess the rest of the boys won't
trouble you much. They'll do pretty inneh
as I want 'em to."
Joe was subdued and won by the power of
kindness. And hard, indeed, must be thQ
heart that kindness capuot wiu
American Vegetarian Society.
Power of Kindness