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j,G.L. BROWN, EDITOR & PROPRIETOR
NEW SERIES, VOL. 3, NO. 43.]
OLUMBIA SPY & REGISTER.
Office—Front Street, immediately opposite Col. HERR'S
Times —The See is published every Saturday morning
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sulted until ordered out. and charged accordingly .
A liberal deduction will be made on the above prices
as ly advertisers.
B PALMER, Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore
W Coon, C. Pinner., and .1. WEBSTER. Philadelphia.
ionont PtiArr. No. 116, :Venom Street, New York
tltt10:01 S. E. Corner of Baltimore and
'cat street.. lialinnore,
vo S. JosEs. Lancnbler city.
iro Iles. Sn ft, II tabor.
.11.1.10 11 A. I's inc E. 'Pravell tag Agent.
N. B. 'WOLFE D
rivsicAs. SURGEON AND ACCOUCIIEUR, offers
his proles...4(nm' service' to the eitliens of this
lye) place and leinity.—ollice in Front street, six
of Col John Harr's Sorrel Done Hotel.
Ilumbia, Mardi 16.1-,50-ly
DOCTOR 0. S. MA.TION
1F.116 hit service', in the %mincing branche. of his
prnie,,ion. to the en lICIIS of Columbia itild vicinity,
mbeits a share of their patronage. lie
e be intihd at all hour', uule.s profest,ionally engaged,
oiliee tit AV.dnut /meet, formerly occupied by Dr.
'/1i1t,14, Feb 16, 1650-3inos.
DOCTOR V. FRIEDEIVIAN
mls his proi,...totinl services to the Citi7Cll9 of Co
'tutu. teat] ty In LOCUA I street, in the
uffluerly °erupted by J. It Zt. J. Wright..
l'elirttury Ili. 1c.50—11
HENRY S. MYERS,
foRNEV AT LA W —Winne in Brenneman's 111111d
t:ie. Centre `quatc. Latietuuer, in the rear of W. 0.
.e, Ping More, and two doors north of Emanuel
,nnenster, Feb ro Dry 16. 1&50-1 y.
TTORNItY AT LAw—Office. in NVa Into, street, he
tern Front nnil Second. [Columbia, nov 3,'19-t(
H. M. NORTH,
IRNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW. Office
',Advt.:lll's building, on Front street nenrly oivo-
COLLMIIIA, Lancaster no,, Pn. ju2a%l9-tf
LAND Oa 13I'll,DING, constantly on band at ttw
Ante Kiln, near die Depot. [Colutn Lin. jan 1241
SSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
lIE Partnership heretofore existing between
J. (. Ile., and John Finger, trailing under the finer
less & Finger, hub this day been disgolved by mutual
ism' J. G I lESS,
.:anittu, Feb. :25. 1550.
Lames., will be continued, a• heretofore, under
Grin of J G 111 MS &CO The undersigned would
thanks to the public for the liberal patronage
extended and respectfully ask a Connnuntiou
•.1111, J. U. HESS
DERItING AND MACKERAL.
i ~1,1 2 Ala. , . lllackeral m i Lls and Halves. No
Havre dr Gra, I [tiring. No. 1 Burlington Iler
m Lox,. For I.y
'WANGLER & 11-kUFFMAN.
Cc.ltunbit. March 9. 1h.:;04(
iIEAPER TITAN NVIIITE-WASII:
Iv IS Tia: 1 E. 10 PAPER YOUR 11U1'-L›!
lIE undersigned have been appointed agents,
.11 of 01 the Toper :113111111.1C1C/rIC, ui the
ol New fork, jut the sale of their Wall Paper,
w. l l vll 41 New York paces—full 25 per
than can he purchased in Millarlelphia. Cull
..el o r)oursnl%e.. 11. 11. FRY & CO.
January 5, 1950.
.U•P and Neck Ittbbons, Slides, and Buckles, alba
latest patterns at
SPANGLER & ICAUFFMAN'S.
.'olumbLa, Mnrch 9. 1t.:.,9-tt
• CLOTIIS tor doors and table., of the beat siyles
u., for Rule at J. G. 11ESS & CO'S.
INDoW 131,,1NW, , , of llie moat my les. nosy
nillae• liens store of J. 0. lIES:3 4c CO.
ARRA:N*II:D Extra Jer..ey ',sugar Cured lIA NIS ut
SrANGI.L.I2. A. KAUFFMAN'S.
.PCP ( - AI ;TN. r,,•••-, Carpet Chain. a
tst rate a titt'v'td at
PAN t GLER & HAL rrm&N.s
~• a/, r ci•client quality.
ANGLER & KALI. F3IAN'S
6 101‘ , 1n. Maleh 9, I -al -if
DID ASSORTMENT OF QUEF.NSWARE.
',we, French China II et vy Gilt, White Granite,
ehma Blue and Malheri y, with n variety of Liv
10°1 common uvare, all or which I' 41-11 be had at the
at the most reasonable prices.
.aunli,la March 9. 150-t1 J. G. !FT SS & CO.
-!•SSII.ICii.—A splendid assortment of Chameleon
lure Sam,. :mil flamed silks of the latest and 1710. L
. ""Ile 5 1) les (or (tresses, visites. Just opened at the
• more of .1. G. HESS" S. CO.,
pone the Prank lin House. Locust st., Columbia, Pa.
, olumbia, March 0,1550. if
AKINS, Bonnets, Waist and Neck Ribbons, of the
tchest and most desirable styles. for fall. Now open
lhe tau store of J. G. 11.11SS6c. CO.
lundnn, March 9,1P50-tf
- :SCIINREI)LE WORK CA PIS, COLLARS AND
:1:1 FS, of the newest styles, standup.. &e e.. at
S PA N61,1:12. S. KA UFFMAN' S.
:%Tai ch 9, 1e...5041
‘InRIC. Swiss, and Jaconet edgings and insertings,
large assortment ' at
`lunibia. ?starch 0, 1:5141"
iloosiery, Sze., in all the different finalities
dum pH varieties nt SPANGLER ic KAUFFMAN'S.
March 9, 1!,50-tf
' AW L'' , Long Shawls 90-4 bylo-4 of the latest styles
"°Z ho , t quality, together with a variety of re rkerri.
!Lt., Cu‘limerc, Thitiet, Blanket, &r.. now offered at
.10µPA1 prit,t,ily 3. G. HESS & CO.
Anutabta, March 9, 19.50-tf
LANNELS. Tickings, Cheeks. Blenched and Un
bleached Muslim,, with n full stock of other domes
:at SPANGLER & KALUFFMAIN'S.
:olundsa. March 9, 15.50-tf.
(1 1:1 INC.—We have just received an assortment
:),,f Carpeting. con.icting of
rout Cnrpetinc. all wool.
!li ll lllll.trilr nit° racsage Carpet,
poine.tic a ul Cotton Carpet. very low.
vt•ttnatta. October 13, 19.4.1 14.11. FRY & CO.
TETS.—Tbroe ply Venitian Ingrain and Rag Car
le, Ter) low at [sepls'49] W. &S. PATTOIsiS.
T. E. DUNBAR
attend to the collection of all accounts entrusted to
SEIBERT, CABINET MAKER,
"Preet.tene door below the corner of 3rd street•
A FAMILY PAPER : DEVOTED TO LITERATURE, SCIENCE, MORALITY, EDUCATION, AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE.
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7,07, 5 1,-
For the Cure of
CHIMES, CROUP, AS TEL .
MA, WHOOPING COUGH.
The uniform success which has attended the use of this
preparation—its salutary effect—its power to relieve and
cure affections of the Lungs, have gained for it a celeb
rity equalled by no other medicine. We offer it to the
afflicted with entire confidence in its virtues, and the full
belief that it will subdue and remove the severest at
tacks of disease upon the throat and lungs. These re
sults, as they become publicly known, very naturally at
tract the intention of medical men and philanthropists
every where NVhat in their opinion of CHERRY PEC
TORAL may be seen in the fthlowing
VA LENTINE MOTT, M. D.,
Prof. Surgery Med. College, New York, says:—
it prve> toe pie.l , llr, to rorutv the value and .•tlicacy
of A) IZY ECTO 11.% 1,. trhlrh I eons:der pc
culla riy zulapted to cure di,eases of the throat and
of Look/ono, wrdes '• That a young daughter of his was
cured of . ..ever:ll weere ;Attacks of Croup, by the CHEM:
Let the renevol sufferer speak fur himself
TORD. Jan. 2G, I 547.
Dr .T. C. Ayer—Dear Sir :—lltiving been re , ened trout
o painful nun nntl dangerous dt,ease by y our otedietne, graft
lode prommlpla me 10 scud )(mu tlu> or knio,lgottent, not
only 111 pi , lice to )011, but for the 1111 : 011mmuti011 of others to
hke ntfht lion.
A slight cold upon the long, neglected at Drat, became
SO severe, that ,putt3Hg 01 blood. a xiohmt cough and pro
fuse night ...wcat., ioiloa•rd and c.,..tened upon not. I be
came emaciated could 1101 svgs thstr, , eli by mar
cough, and a pant through my chest, and in ..hort had all
the alarming ~..nutolo..ointliel, comminution. No medi
cine seemed at all to re.ich my c.o.e.iintil I movulentially
trod your CHERRY PECTORAI., which soon relieved,
and now ha, cured the Fours. Unit Tacitell.
N V., April 17,151 e.
Dr. Ayer. Loss ell—Dear Sir hose Mr years been
nlllieed with A :thrint in lire 11 . 03...1. 11,111 :.n 111111 I 1111Vc
obliged to sleep in my chair for a lancer part of the
nine. being 1111111/IV to breathe on my bed. 1 Intl tired a
great man) medicines to lto purpor.e, mai! iny Physician
pror.cribml, 113 1111 experiment, your CHERRY VIC•
At first it seemed to make me worse, lint in less than
a week I begun to experience the 1111,1 gratic)ing mile(
from its use; and now, in four weeks the dl.nnoe is Cll
- removed I call sleep on my bed will, comfort,
and enjoy a stale of health which I had never ext,ected
to enjoy (~1;01:(;1, , S VAIIRAN'r.
1 . /13.PARED PT 3 C. AYER, C 111.51 1 11, LOWELL. :11.1%5.
Sold in CoLuatinA by W. A. LEADER.
larch 9, 19311-:twos.
RECEIVED AT CARPET HALL.
PECEIVED at Curt hail, from Auction, 7000
yards splendid three ply, eoperfine sind fine inertia,
Veintion nod rag Carpeting, from 1:2,1 ets. to $1,30 per
Panted Woolen Floor Clothe, I S yd.. to 3 yds. wide.
Printed Oil Floor Clothe, I yd to 3 yds. wide.
It is belies ed that thell),, goods cannot be surpnesed
in the county, either to varied as , orttnent, quality, or
in cheaper-. PETER HALDEMAN.
Columbia, February 9, I.so—tr.
NO OLD STUCK ON HAND-ALL FRESH
TIIERE having been dissatisfaction expressed,
b} ner,lll% tvhu have u.ed the •• Rode!, & Strong
Garden :seed , " heiarilifore sold in this town. Slit, 'Oil
.,ll.er It,. 111.1.1.! :11 . 1:111R,11,11.14 , inn... 116000 SEGO,
/I OM 1,1.1,11-121111,1. which arc warranted to be um
lepre-ented. and of the gt 01% th of 1,40.
Scone of tho.c I'XIREME.I.I . large Seed Growerq• on no
coma of horror! . large surplin.em of i.red left Over, are
to soot rhea Old seed 1% minket from }ear to
year—Genre the sord will not Moro Re this means the
perilor are not only den:lll,l,d of their money, but dpop
poited m raoong their vegetable , .
Seed buy cr., tire re -1n cindly invited to call ntal try the
seed I Wit./ l'hey are trout the esirden of J. It
P. Parker. nedonia. Chataiiiiim county, N. Y. 1
guarantee yen not i.e di•appoinied. The seeds are
Iturramoil to be 01 the growth of 1 - .49. For .ale at the
confectionary to JOHN J. :111,AUGIIIAN,
Locust stirat. one door went of Frys' Store, opposite the
Post Office, and at the following
11. 11. Tar & Co Meat IN /CREAMER. Front
street. Columbia; and at SA ML EL. SUL/ .1 11 / .3 Store, %Vrightr,
elite. York county.
Colin - nom, Pelt O. I,l3o—flinos.
TIM Partnership of the undersigned, trading
under the Min of CIIM.I . ANS S lIALOMIAN, k this
day by mutual consent All persons indebted
In the Into firm of Chalfant k 11:11M - imamarc reimectiolly,
b ut very eariotstly, tiLle•ted to 11.1k0 payment to Pet
,110 IS dull authorised to receive all debts
due the late fiiin. rI:IIHALDEMAN,
Columbia, March 91, IESO.
NOTICE —The stock of goods of the late firm of Chal
fant & Haldeman. will Inc closed out at Very reduced pri
ces by retail. without rrfcrenre to cost—or sold out en
tire oil favorable terms, and a lease will be given of the
stand. well known to be the very best to Colllllll.a. To
persons IA ishiug to engage in :be Intl business,
this is a chance hut spittoon offered. If desired, the prop
erty will lie Fold, a large portion of 'ills purchase money
can remota on the property.
Colombia, March 2.'1, 1.:,50-If.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
THE partnership heretofore existing between
1_ the subscriber, trading under the firm tit 'Spangler
& Bro has this dny been dissolved, by mutual consent.
The Books wdl be settled by W. 11. Spangler. Persons
knowing themselves indebted, arc earnestly but respect.
tul ly requested to call on him and settle, as it is neces
sary that the books should be settled immediat L ely.
W. I I. SPANGER,
A. R. SPANGLER.
CONTINUATION OF RUMNESS.
The subscribers lltieing 11. i. day entered into a limited
co-partnership, under the name. and tole of "Spancler &
liantlinnii,” at the old stand of Spangler & lien., mill he
ali=t happy in have the pntronace of the old firm extend
ed to Being determined to give the 1111 , 111 e, their
undivided personal attention, they pledge themselves
that nothing shell Ito left Witlollo that will eonduce to the
interest of those mm ho will favor them with a call They
will, its heretofore. keep tip the assortment of goods in
their line. by tilino-t daily additions from the elites of
New Void. and Philadelphia; and now. in order to make
room for the Spring Goods, they will close ono their pre
sent stock at reduced prices.
A. It SPANGLER,
C. 2.1. KAUFF.NIAN.
Columbia, February 25, ISSO.
I cannot allow this opportunity to pans without return•
ing my sincere thank. to the citizens of Columbia and
vicinity, for the very liberal shore of patronage given to
the firm of Spangler & Brother, and respectfully solicit a
conlnumnce of the same to the new firm of Spangler &
Kauffman. W. 11. SPANGLER.
March 2, 16.50--tf.
Baltimore & Susquehanna Rail Road.
The Morning rAssEs(a:TcrumN will run
.osSa 7 from Baltimore, regularly, hereafter, ott sun_
dny. at 9 do lock. A. M , and Returmog tit rtl start from Co
lumbia at P. M . Wright,ille, 2P. M . and from York
at 3 o'clock P M.. us on other days of the week. The
mmi between Baltimore and York will be carried by this
tram. No other train will run g on S
M S. y.
0ct.27,1517. Superintendent of Transportation.
CAMPHINE AND ETHEREAL.
A FULL and fresh supply can always be had at the
/I. Hardware Store of the undersig ONAS ned. in Locus t3lPLE street.
J 111 . .
Columbia, December 22, IS49—tf.
CHIEF JUSTICE EUSTIS,
7000 YARD CARPETING
"NO ENTERTAINMENT IS SO CHEAP AS READING, NOR AN: rLEASURE SO LASTING."
COLUMBIA, PA., SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1850.
For the Columbia Spy
LINES TO FLORA.
Most eloquent are ye, oh! gentle flowers,
With your lair heads in meekness lifted up,
As dye sent to Heaven's own sinless bowers
An incense offering from each perfumed cup
WHITE LILY ! with thy graceful stems all bending
death the light burden of thy snowy bells;
Breathes there no spirit in the sigh ascending
From the still chambers of thy fragrant cells.
Bum Viourr ! in the dun recesses hiding,
Of some lone glen or leafy forest nook ;
Where, by its mossy banks in music gliding,
Murmurs its happy song the chiming brook—
The quiet stars in the still summer even,
The low winds whispering to the waving tree,
The silver dews that silent steal from Heaven—
Bear they no holy messages to thee ?
WHITE Rosa! that o'er the grave of the departed
Strewest thy fragrant petals, knowest thou
Aught Of the anguish of the broken- hearted—
The stricken one who weeps beside thee now?
NIGHT FLOWERS ! that round our homes your watch arc
Like guardian spirits when the day is done
See so ito VI.IOIIS while the world is sleeping.
Too bright for mortal eyes to look upon?
Lurk the \Sitti rays in every bud and blossom,
Still, as old stories tell they lork'd of yore;
Sleeping in fragrance on the liosifi bosom—
Riding the .InsmiNn or her lioney'd store!
Have )e no place in ?leaven, ye lovely things,—
Almost for earth too stainless and too lair?
Bloom ye unfatling by the gushing springs
That ceaseless now front life's own fountain there?
• • • •
Ye huve a blessed mission! ice ye call
Sweet flint:ie.' 1010 har where er ye come,—
Gracing the prowl palm/ales marble
:lilict.blAng rich beauty round the poor man's home
Something of !leaven's own purity ye bring,
E'en to this dark and sin-stained earth of ours;
And the true heart bath a warm welcoming
For your pure loveliness, 0 ! gentle Flowers.
Columbia, April, 1950.
For the Columbia Spy
%VI - IAT I LOVE.
TIY JAMES 1.. ROCHE.
I love to stand upon the shore,
And gaze upon the sea;
For then those days Fll neer see more,
Lt thought return to me.
Among the woods I love to roam,
And hear the weeping wind;
For then the thoughts of friends and home
Come rushing on my mind.
Upon the 'tins I love to stray;
I ut often, when a child,
On errand sent, at break of day,
I crowed the Leather wild.
I love to hear the mountain stream,
And on its bank to he ;
For there, on memory's golden beam,
The past comes mournful by!
I love the (Misled fields and gay ;.
I love the winter's gloom;
For saereiPs his unhonored clay—
I love the martyr's tomb!
I love the brave—l love the true—
] lave the great and free;
A friend to all whose friends are few—
How many arc loved by me.
Columbia, April, ISSO.
For the Columbia Rm..
LINES TO J. J. C , ESQ., BOSTON
Thine is a true and noble soul!
Spurning the given of base control ;
A soul whose onward luring star,
Gleams ever bright from climes afar!
The mock, the scorn and libel low,
Thy noble mind could never know;
While guilt and treachery's tinsel form,
Shrink 'neath untie eye's indignant scorn,—
And knaves, with hypocritie face,
Before thee feel their deep disgrace ;
For honor's signers placed upon
Thy manly brow, thou loved one—
ln whom the social virtues blend,
Of neighbor,citizen and friend.
Columbia, April, 1 , 50. W. B. N.
Father is a word with me, wondrously influen
tial, nor can I think of it without mingled rever
ence and finial affection. "As a father pitieth his
children," says David, and we feel the pity ha de
scribes. " Dear, ye children, the instruction of a
father," says Solomon—and we acknowledge the
authority with reverence. " I will arise and go to
my father," said the poor prodigal—and his words
thrill through the heart. "My father ! my father!
the chariots of Israel, and the horsemen thereof,"
cried Elisha, when Elijah went up by a whirlwind
into heaven ; and the exclamation arrests our very
souls. Few who have felt the kindly, correcting
and fostering influence of a father, but must feel,
at the name, somewhat in the way I have described.
And yet the greatest utility of a father, lives in
what wo may call "the preventive service"—not
letting the son have his own way, nor his own
NE WSPAPER CREDIT SYSTEM.
The correspondent of the Baltimore Patriot,
speaking of the National Inielligenter, says that
the outstand;nz debts duo that establishment aro
eatimated at $400,000. On this, the Boston Iles•
ald remarks :
" We doubt not there are other subscription pa.
pyre, the proprietors of which can toll as sad a sto•
ry as the one above. The lose of every paper of
the kind is no Ices on an average than twenty per
cent. per annum. We know an instance which
occurred in this city, a few years ago, where an
old establishment was compelled to fail, at the same
time its outstanding debts were not less than $16..
000, not one quarter of which was ever collected by
the assignees. The late Alsyor Russel once at.
tempted to draw up his subscribers to paying point
—some of them were indebted to him for twenty
years subscription. One of these ordered him to
stop the paper. " I'll be hanged," said he, "if J
take a paper from any man who duns me to pay
for it:" The old fellow had read the paper for
twenty years without paying a cent to its propri.
lIEAVENIS JUSTICE---A TAM OF HUNGARY.
Carob yetshechi, a horse dealer, on the third
night after his departure from Vienna, stopped at
a quiet Inn, situated on the suburbs of a small
town. He had never been there before, but the
House was comfortable, and the appearance of the
people about it respectable. Having first attended
to his tired horse, he sat down to supper with his
host and family. During the meal he was asked
whence he came, and when he had said from Vicn.
no, all present were anxious to hear the news.
The host-then asked him what business had car
ried him to Vienna. He told them he had been
there to sell some of the best horses that were ta
ken to th6 „ market. When he heard this, the
host cast a glance at one of the men of the family
who seemed to be his son, which the dealer scarce
ly observed then, but which he had reason to re.
call after Weeds. When supper was finished,sthe
fatigued traveller requested to be shown to his bed.
The host himself took up a light, and conducted
him across a little yard at the back of the house
to a detached building, which contained two rooms,
tolerably decent for a Hungarian hotel. In the
inner of these:rooms was a bed, and here the host
left him to himself. As the dealer threw off his
jacket and loosened the girdle round his waist
where his money was deposited, lie thought he
might as well see if it was . all safe. Accordingly
he drew out an old leather purse that contained
his gold, and then a. tattered parchment pocket
book, that contained the Austrian hank notes, and
finding that loth were quite right, lie laid them
under his bolster, extinguished the light and threw
himself on the bed, thanking God that lie had onr
ried him thus far homeward in safety. He had
no misgiving as to the character of the people he
had fallen amongst to hinder his repose, and the
poor dealer was soon enjoying a profound and hap.
py sleep. •
He might have been in this state of beatitude
an hour, when lie was disturbed by a noise like
that of an opening window, and by a sudden rush
of cool night-air—on raising himself on the bed,
he saw peering through an open window, which
was almost immediately above the bed, the head
and shoulders of a man who was evidently attempt
in to make his ingress into the room that way.
As the terrified dealer looked, the intruding figure
was withdrawn, and he heard a rumbling noise,
and the voices of several. men,as he thought, close
thej" vrnidcrw. The snowt. alr.4afal apprchen.
'ions, the more horrible as they were so sudden,
now agitated the traveller, who scarcely knowing
what he did but utterly-despairing of preserving
his life threw himself under the bed,
He had scarcely done so, when the hard breath.
ing of a man was heard at his open window, and
the next moment a robust fellow dropped into the
room, and after staggering ,across it, groped his
way by the wall to the bed. Fear had almost de.
prived the horses-dealer of his senses, but yet he
perceived that the iota oder, whosoever lie might
be, was drunk. There was, however, alight corn.
fort in this, for he might only have swallowed
wine to make him the more desperate, and the
traveller was convinced that he had heard the
voices of other men without, who might climb into
the room to assist their brother villain, in ease any
resistance should be made. his astonishment,
however, was great and reviving when he heard
the fellow throw off his jacket upon the floor and
then toss himself upon the bed under which he lay.
Terror, however, had taken too firm a hold of
Vetslicehi to he shaken off at once; his ideas were
too confused to permit his imagining any other
motive fur such a midnight intrusion, on an nn.
armed man with property about him, save that of
a robbery and assassination, and he lay quiet
where he was until he heard the fellow snoring
with all the sonorousness of a drunkard. Then,
indeed, ho would have left his hiding place and
gone to rouse the people in the Inn to get another
resting-place instead of the bed of which he had
been dispossessed in so singular a manner, but
just as lie came to this resolution he heard the
door of tire outer room open—then stealthy steps
across it—then the door of the very room in which
he was in softly opened, and two men one of whom
was the host and the other his sort appeared on its
threshold. 'Leave the light where it is,' whispered
the host, 'or it may disturb him and give us trouble.'
There is no fear of that,' said the younger man
also in a low whisper, ' we are two to one ; lie has
nothing but a little knife about him—he is dead
asleep too—hear how lie snores!' Do my bid.
I ding,' said the man sternly—' would you have him
wake and rouse the neighborhood with his screams 7'
As it was, the horror-stricken dealer under the
bed could scarcely suppress a shriek—but he saw
then the eon left the light in the outer room, and
then pulling the door partially after them, to screen
the rays of the lamp from the bed lie saw the two
murderers glide to the bed side, and then heard a
rustling motion as of arms descending on the bed
clothes, and a hissing, and then a grating sound
that turned his soul sick ; for he knew it came
from knives or daggers penetrating to the heart or
vitals of a human being like himself, and only a
few inches above his own body. This was followed
b y one sudden and violent start on the bed accom.
I ponied by a moan. Then the bed which was a
low one, was bent down by increase of weight,
caused by one or both the murderers throwing
themselves upon it, until it pressed on the body of
the traveller. There was an awful silence of a
moment or two, and theta the host said He is
finished—l have cut him across the throat—take
the money, I saw him put it Tinder the bolster.'
I have it—here it is,' said the son; a purse and a
Vetsheelii was then relieved from the weight
which had pressed upon him almost to suffocation
—and the assassins, who seemed to tremble as
they went, ran out of the room, took up the light,
and disappeared altogether from the apartment.
No sooner were they fairly gone than the poor
dealer crawled from under the bed, took one des
perate leap through the window by which he had
secnthe unfortunate wretch enter who had evidently
been murdered in his stead. He ran with all his
horrid story and miraculous escape to the night
watch. The night-watch conducted him to the
burgomaster, who was soon aroused from his sleep,
and acquainted him with all that had happened.
In less than half an hour from the time of his
escape from it, the horse dealer was at the mur
derous inn with the magistrate and a strong force
of horror-stricken inhabitants and the night-watch,
who had all run thither in the greatest silence.
In the house all seemed as still as death, but as
the party wont round to the stables they heard
noise—cautioning the rest to surround the inn and
the out-houses„ the magistrate with the traveller
and some half dozen armed men ran to the stable
door, this they opened and found within the host
and his son digging a grave.
The first figure that met the eyes of the mur
derers was that of the traveller. The effect of this
on their guilty souls was too much to be borne—
they shrieked and threw themselves on the ground :
and although they were immediately seized by
hard griping hands of real flesh and blood, and
heard the voices of the magistrate and their friends
and neighbors denouncing them as murderers, it
was some time crc they could believe that the fig
ure of the traveller that stood among them was
other than a spirit. It was the hardier villian, the
father, who, on the stranger's voice continuing in
eollVnrcation lin thee magistrate, first gained suf
ficient command over liiin , elf to raise his face from
the earth. He saw the stranger still pale and
haggard but evidently unhurt. The murderer's
head spun round confusedly—but at length rising,
he said to those who held him —• Let me see that
stranger nearer—let me touch him—only let me
touch him 1' The poor horse dealer drew back in
horror and disgust, 'You may satisfy hint in this,'
said the magistrate—' he is unarmed and unnerved,
and we arc here to prevent him doing you harm.'
On this the traveller let the host approach him,
and pass his hand over his person, which when he
had done the villain exclaimed—'l am no murderer!'
Who says I am a murderer ?' "flat shall we ace
anon,' said the traveller, who led the way to the
detached apartment, followed by the magistrate by
the two prisoners, and all the party, which had
collected in the stable on hearing what passed
Both father and son walked with considerable
confidence into the room, but when they saw by
the lamps the night-watch and others held over it
thatthere was a body covered with blood lying upon
the bed they cried out, How is this ! who is
this and rushed together to tlee bed-side. The
lights were lowered, their rays fell full upon the
ghastly face and bleeding throat of a young man.
At the sight, the younger of the murderers turned
his head, and swooned in silence—but the father
uttering a shriek so loud, so awful, that one of the
eternally damned alone might equal its effect,
threw himself on the gashed and bloody body and
murmuring in his throat, •My son! I have killed
mine own son!' also found a temporary relief front
the horrors of his situation in insensibility.
The next minute the wretched hostess, lobo was
innocent of all that had passed, and who l:ncw not
tilts was the wife of a. murderer, the mother
all murderer, and the mother of a murdered son,
of a son killed by a brother and a father, ran to
the apartment and would have increased tenfold
its already insupportable horrors by entering there,
had she not been prevented by the honest towns
people. She had been roused from sleep by the
noise made in the stable, and then by her husband's
shriek, and was now herself shrieking atuifrantic,
carried back to the inn by main force. The two
murderers were forthwith bound and carried to
the town jail, where on examination, which was
made the next morning, it appeared from evidence ,
that the person murdered was the youngest son of I
the landlord of the inn, and a person never suspect
ed of any crime more serious than habitual drunk
enness—that instead of being in bed as his father
and brother had believed him he had stolen out of
the house, and joined a party of carousers in the
town—these boon companions all appeared in evi
dence—and two of them deposed that the deceased
being exceedingly intoxicated, and dreading his
father's wrath should he rouse the house in such a
state, and at that late hour had said to them that
he would get through the window into the little
detached apartment and sleep there, as he had often
done before and that they too accompanied him to
climb to the window. The deceased had reached
the window once, and as they thought would have
got safe through it but drunk and unsteady as he
was, he slipped back—they had then some diffi
culty in inducing him to climb again, for in the
caprice of intoxication, he said he would rather go
and sleep with one of his comrades. However he
had at last effected his entrance—and they, his
two comrades, had gone to their respective homes.
The wretched criminals were executed a few
weeks after the commission of the crime. They
had confessed every thing, and restored to Vet
shechi the gold and paper money they lead con
cealed, and which had led them to do a deed so
much more atrocious titan even they had antici
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that when he reached California, curiosity led him
to visit a graveyard, where he found only eleven
graves; nine months from that time he followed
the last remains of a friend to the grave-yard, snd
during the time intervening between the two vis.
its there had been no less than fourteen hundred
persons interred in the same yard.
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THE MORE 'CONVENIENT SEASON.
Alone he sat and wept. That very night,
The ambassador of God, with earnest zeal
And eloquence, had warned him to repeat;
And like the Roman at Drumlin's ride,
Hearing the truth he trembled. Conscience wrought.
Yet 2111 allured. The struggle shook him sore—
The dint lamp waned—the hour of midnight toll'd—
Prayer sought for entrance—but the heart had elated
Its diamond valve : he threw him on his couch
And Lade the spirit of Lis God depart'
Out there was war within Min : and he sighed
e Depart not utterly. thou blessed One'
Return when youth is past, and make my soul
Forever thine "
With kindling brow he trod
The haunts of pleasure—while the viol's voice
And beauty's snide his joyous pulses woke.
To love he knelt; and on his brow she bung
Iler freshest myrtle wreath. For gold he sought.
And st inged. wealth indulged the world
PrOIIOW iced him happy Manhoo.P's vigorous price
Swell'd to its climax, and his bury days
And restless nights swept hire a tide sway.
Cure struck deep root around bun, and each shoot
Sill striking earthward, like the Indian tree,
Shut out st VII woven shades the eye of Ilea, en
When to a ine,sage train the Crucified,
"Look unto me and live." Pausing he spoke
Of meanness, and haste, and want of tune,
And duty to Ids children; and besought
A longer space to do the work of /lens en'
God spoke lieu age had shed its snows
On his man templeg—and the palsied Inni.l
Shrank front Ids gold vnthering; but tits rigid ehain
01 habit bound him. and lie still imp:oft : it
A more convenient season.
See, say step is firm
And free—say unqut itched eye
To view this pleasant world—and It." 0 •vuh me
May last for :min) years In the calm hour
Of lingering sack I can better fit
I'or vital Lternity :
.lud urr.FoN (led—the Manme clr , VVe ',tilt death.
And grappled like a fiend viith ahriehs and cries,
'Til! darkne, emote big cyc•halir, and a thick tea
Closed in uroaud hi: heart 'triags. The poor cloy
Lay Nangut.shed and di:torted—but the Soul—
The Sonh—whose promised aCn.)1011 never came
To hearken to his Maker's call—had gone
To weigh its sufferance with its own ithutte,
And bide the audit'
A proud man is like a Balloon, which accm•
to be great, but all its greatness consists of a Mils
Lye to the in ,ut:tn of ma.,:zhlld, if ta; ITCA
]'art mh.tve::'d fro•n thee. thaa ti thou had.t
Before lite Coral nod t' clap were left;
Or e'er 41.11 C thoulaud }ours link pursed
"Tu nuffer constardly for 3. eu. C.lzist i• t;»
seicnce of the stinte."
The lowly violet unsec.l 1,3 men,
U Ith .I,ceteut odosi woos the zspb) ri brt at'
So moas souls, cor:..iwung whh laca uotl,
Enter 1113bl.ss e7e } et (11,..y toots of
" Look upon everything sweet in this life as bit
ter, and upon everything bitter as sweet, and you
will be always in peace."
"Above till thing", we shouli be detached from
ourselves, that is, from our own will. He w•ho
has gone so far as to hate subdued himself; will
conquer other repugnance' with little difficulty."
"As Charity advances to perfcction in the Lose
of God, it rejects everything which i. not con.
formaCle to sanctity•" Z.
A BEAUTIFUL EXTRACT.
A mourner ut cven.tide was standing over the
grave of onc dearest to him on earth. Tho mem
ory of joys that were past came crowding on his
soul. In this hour of his agony, the form of chris
tianity came by. Ile heard the song and trans
port of the great multidudc, which no man can
number, around the throne; there wcro tlrc spirits
of the just made perfect, there the spirit of her he
mourned. Their happiness was pure, permanent
and perfect. Tha mourner wiped the tear from
his eye, took courage, and thanked God. "All the
days of my appointed time," said he, "will I wait
till my change comes." And ho turned to the du•
tics of life, no longer sorrowing es those who have
rANCIFTIL EXrosrrolts Or SCR IFTUREB.--ilooker.
in his Ecclesiastical Polity, 'aye "I hold it to be
a. most infallible rule, in exposition of Sacred Scrip•
ture, that where a literal construction will stand,
the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst.
Thera is not a more dangerous and deluding art,
than that which changeth the meaning of words,
as alchemy doth, or would do, the substance of
metals; maketh of anything what it listeth, and
bringeth in the end all truth to nothing."
Titrr St.r.Er rs JE9t:S.".--i lOW soft a risme is
given to the Christian's death ; and how lovely a
notion of their present state: 4. They sleep in Je•
"They sleep." Why do you mourn as if they
were annihilated and utterly lost 7
"But they arc lost to me !"
"Not forever, not for a very lone time." " Yet,
a little while, and he that shall come, will corns
and not tarry•"
Isrturscc or FAlT)l.—Never yet did there etist
a full faith in the Divine Word, (by whom light is
well as immortality was brought into the world.)
which did not expand the intellect while it purified
the heart; which did not multiply the aim and
object of the understanding while it fixed and aim
plificd those of the desires and passions.—Cole.
IT Truth, charity, and sincerity, arc divine
characteristics; cicanlinem and sobriety cardinal