Independent Republican. (Montrose, Pa.) 1855-1926, October 11, 1855, Image 1

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'CIIARLE,F.: - .11E1D•45: H.. H. FRAIZIER,'
When I tong for sainted memories,
Like 101 troops they come,
If I fold ny arms to ponder .
On tliOl old, old home f•
The heart. has many passage 4, . \
Through which 'pure feelings roam,
Ifut its nt'iddle aisle is sacred,,
To thoughts, of old, old home.
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Where infancy was sheltered;
ijike r4se-huds from the blast,
Where hOvhood's brief clysium,
- In joy usness was past;
To that s' forever,
As to . me hallowed dome,
;Life's it rim bends Ids vision;
. 'Tis Ili old, 'old +home.:
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A father isat how proudly •
' Dv thak dear hearth-stone's rays,
And told', his children. stories•''
Of his Imarly Manhood's days,
And , oneilsolr
t, eye way besiniag,
' Fromhild to child 'twould roam;
Thus a other counts her treasures
In thell old, old home, .• ,
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The bird Eday gifts and festivals,
The btended vesperllymn, . ..
(Some dar ones who'are,swelling it,
Are„ wth the Seraphim,) :
The fon 1" good nights" at bed time, ' \
How utet sleep would come,
And holdus altogether, ,
In the li old, old home. •
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Like a wreath of scented flowrets, '
Close intertWlned each heart,
But tiros and change in concert • •
Have blown the wreath apart; - -
But sainted, sainted memories, _
Like angels ever come,- -
It I fold My - arms and ponder • ,
On the old, old home.
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.Dr.' 0. 79ndell Holmes his thus 'clearly conjectur
ed what a tailor, poetically given, night say of the
beauties th4'cluiter about the dosing day. •
'Day 114 put on hia jacket, and around
His burning btha)m. button'ttit with stars.. - •
Here will lay me on the velvet grass, •
That is li e padding to earth's meagre ribs,
And holdlcomMunion with the things about me.
Ah me! how lOvely is the golden braid'.
That binds the skirts,Oniglat's detcendinwrobe!
The thin leaves ulvering, on-their silken threads
Do . make musi • like to rustling satin; •
As the light breezes smooth their downy nap.
"Ha! what is this that rises to my. touch,
So like aljeushion? Can it be a.cabbage?
It Ls! it is that deeply injured flower •
Which 4vs do flout us with; but yet I lore thee.
Thou gitt rose, wrapped in green surrout. - ' . •
Bookies,. in Eden Thou didst blush at bright
As these; thy Only brothers; and the breath
Sweetea!d. the fragrance of her spicy air; •
But nowit thou s.eemest like a bankrupt beau
Strippediof his gaudy huei.and essences, '
And gnat , ring portly in his sober garments.
"Is this , , a swan which rides - upon the water
no!It is that other gentle bird, -
Which 4. the patron -of our noble calling..
14tnember, in my early -ye . arsy..:
That‘% t el's - c.'a ^ t 7 trFri-It'ii - renible,fing
Which chronicles the hour of yonn , ambition.
fathitr - was a tailor,. and his father '
And m3i.l.sire's i grandsire—all of them were tailors;
They had an ancient goose—it was an heirloom
rem some remoter tailor of our race.
It happy I did see it on a time. • •
When tone was. near, and I did deal with it,
And it burn me Oh most fearfully!
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", joy to straighten out one's limbs, '
And leap ela:stic from the leril counter,
Leaving the'petty grievances of earth,
The br4king thread] the din of clashing shears,
And all the needles that do wound,,the spirit,
For sdthan hour of soothing silence.
Kind nature, shuflliag in her loose undress,
Lays bare her shady bosom; I can feel •
tCifh All around, me ; I can hail the flowers •
' .That s; rig earth's mantle; and - yon Wet'blrtl,
Thst rides the stream, is unto me a brother.
The lalgar know not all the hidden pockets,
Where nature stows away her lorelinags.
is unnatural pqsture tithe legs -
iny extended calves, and I must go
I can coil them in their wonted fa.binn."
But II
from a Private Leiter from Syria.
. ..4. Any Ztritt.TA, Mount Lebarion,-/
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...4fs pear. Brother : Your late kind letter
was truly welcome; you will not knocr how
welcor4e, until you`; yourself-shall receive let-
tors inrAyria from your far of!' home.'
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I am ; now quietly settled .in my summer
zecideM3a . in the mountains. This moving
back And forth every year is a great ineon
veUierice to the missionaries, but there is no
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alternative those stationed on the sea
coast. thebeat on the plain being, during the
summer months, almost insufferable. The
expen'ke of moving is, however, small. In '
tranl l g)iting to this place suet] . of my effkts .
-as we're necessary for the summer, I einploy
ed four men, four mules, and .two donkeys,
the whole expense amounting to ten dollars.
The distance, moreover, from Beirut, is twen
ty-fivp miles, all the way ascending, and over
a rod, rougher and *rockier than • you . can
forrnany . clear conception of. • •
it would be difficult for me, in ~ the space
'et three or four pages, to csnivey'to you any
I:ery 14istinet • Idea of the novel scenes and
circumstances amid which we are placed.-
IYe have taken 'up pur. Abode in the centre .
of a!rude mountain. village, where; with no
society but the Arabs,.we hope not only to
• ir.nali 'advancement •in the study of the lan
guair, but to accomplish some good. - We
• are Situated further in the mountains than
any 6
,f the other missionaries , being ten miles
gfrO‘rißhamdtin, the nearest missionary sta.
.tion i l The people around us are a mixture
of ruses and Greek CathoihN.• They are_
ex 4 edingly hospitable,.social i and polite, but..
are very ignorant,, and kr matters Of religion,
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bigoted and superstitious.. r \ rhPre is one it
' tivbrother residing here, 'a member cf the
hil l Church in .Beirut. He .. teaches a
slu r
li school,- and we also.employ. hi ni . a ro rt.
or i aeh day in Arabic : —He is a • man of
mind and of exemplary Christian 4i
, pof l tmeat. , His leavieg the Greek Catholic
' Ch . urch subjected hint to much persecution;
his mulberry trees were cut;dOwn and his
• plants destroyed, &c. ' Qui coming here,
hOwever, - seems to have inspired him with
niw strength. and courage. -- ' Every evening
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- -att i tne of the people come into our house s ani
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he reads t. them a chapter! in the NeWTes
tament, makes. seine - comments and ' Offers- .1
prayer. .'here are sometimes twenty per.
sons present at , these exercises, and scarcely
ever less than *ten. We-have religious ex:tr.
ciaes Atery Sabbath. ..Theie are *conducted .
by our native brother , except then we are
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Ctvored - by.a visit from some one of the mis
sionaries.F Dr. Smith spent last Sabbath
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with us. 1.0 ; how. I - long to proclaim to this
peoPle•th4 unsearchable rivhe'S ooiChrist ! ' It,
is very trying .to be placed atniii thOle who
are perishing for lack of ligi l it antl knowledge,.
and yet'be unable to communicate to them
• the truthi or to communicate•it -itt language-
' sp broken and ineoherent . 4 hardly to be un--
! derstoOd.l _This-is the -missionary's first great
trial. ' .1' ..
There )'s more encourrigentent for mission
ary labo / in Mt. Lebanon n t ov gran there bas
been before since - the estailishineat of the
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mission: yery many of the villages in the
ss are asking for4itissionaries and :
schools. - This was tint so a few
years si4ce... - Last Tuesday f;visited. Deir
El Romer, a large town fitteen-4niles,distant,
from wl4ch, ten years agb,! seine: of our mis-
Sionarie were violently driven amid volleys
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of stois. 'This same , pl
m o.e 4re now earn
estly .plading for a• mit:skin:try; but ala::, 'We
have none to give thetn. iThe Luis 'tn . have
two SetiOola - there, which;im ' ant of- my
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proximity to the town; nal-e - reu placed 'un
der iny•supervision. 'This / makes it-necessa
ry for •Me to visit the plaep.once a month, at
least.' . 3eir El Korner/h4s a population of
'five thitsand'inhabiniitts,and:AS,the emintry
in the , tuntnediate/vieinitY is :thiekly si•ttled,
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it is a centre of great trade amf . infloence. It
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is one' of the m / ost important pOints in Syria,
and thel mission is exceedingly - anxious to oe
cupY its .It! has been prOposed to send me
there !ti the fall :with a native brother, the
lotter to conduct rel.igiou ,erva..e, under toy
direetion, until I shall iiiive acquired some
degri•el'of fluency in the language. ' But this
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would I 1
weaken the Beirnt station where I
have l*en stationed.for the' year'fo'r the pur
pose' I
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:I -aiding in susilning,, t. the English
preaeli ng.. The .EnglishLpreaChing is kept
lop fi l -omQetober till 'June. . kis considered
'F,a veryF import:tilt service but 1.14: other rills
! sionaries at Beirut, Dr. Smith and Mi.Whit
ing,-iOie unable to give 111uch 'tiine to it:—
ITin. fii i rnier beingengageo in translating and
:kl4, :Ltrcr +Auer in ra:N.,:r e , •(.14, b,. :‘,lb„ i -.‘. 0
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li 1 i....t . ICifiS i'qt , i WS.II\..Y ;( 1. , Z t;i:4 ^ &C., .0 , ...-
mucitt as they can'well attend,to, and more.
Forn4riv they had the assistance of Dr. De
Forest ; last .year Mr. tidy was with tiletn,
and.nw they hare one to aid them but
myself... My assistance, :small as it is, they
can ill afford to spare; , yet, , Considering the
presiing need of I)eir EY burner; they may
conchide to struggle - ott through the winter
alonei If Dr. De Forest should'retum soon,
the difficulty Would •be
,remo%ied, or if you;
mi . dbar brother, couyd' chine, here this fall,
insteatd4if delaying your-depart - tire until win-.
ter, I. could gO .. to Deir El •lomer and you
could render the neededassiStance at Beirut.
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This iwould he but temporariy,. for at the an
nual Inteetingin April the Whole matter will
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coma up for re , arrangement: ' Why cannot
you c ! eave in October, instead of waiting till
Dec I Miler ? How rejoiced 14hall Ibe to wel
come you here, not obly b p i use use yeti will
bring new strength to our j , n 'iveakened forces,
but . because YOu will bring !e a whole year's
fresh intelligenee from theerne and friends
I . .loire. Come, filled with' the spirit, 'with
stron r e• faith in the. God of- Missions, and:with,
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earnest love for perishing Souls. ' Our field
is al discouraging one in : some respeets.—
While it presents much to encourage : our
hearts, it also has manyjdifficultici. But
our Iwork is God's work ; in Him is our eon
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fideipee and hope.- • , .
• Aro. 9th. 1 will add two or three para.
• 1 - send graphs, and send this by inesSenger to.lkarn
die4,tbat it nt' l ay
. in iu the next mail. ,- •
i . 11h. e four ;.months that ILspent in Beirut
was[ a very ibusy period f4l: me. The inis
siMj • ries i.:etlnie to . :work the first day I land
'ed;' in' preaching in English._ I -preached fre-yl
quentlY afterwards, at one time
. fotir' SA-
' baths in Sueeessioni I used iiiostly ;written
sel 13ons`, through I found , that , vvel I , prepared
extemporaneous diseourses were quite as te
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eeptable4 - I t:or a Month or more the whole
weight of the Mission Postoffiee department
restyd upori!me. In May the inis.siori, schools
were placed under my supervision. All
thre vat-ion dutie s seriously interrupted my
s priigress; inArabic' , yet they were very use.
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fulli in enabling me . to' get acquainted ,with the ,
people. I A.. the greeting of.the Mission in'
t .
,Xiiiii, fieve al of :the, Arabs, havieg . heard
Mrs. L; and myself sing, and having seen•
our melodeon, sent in a petition that we be
re l ta i hied at !Beirut for the purpose of giving
them_ ihstructioti in , meek.. After it bad
been decided) (without, of - eourse, any partic.
ufar, reverence• . to ihis petition) that we should '
., rßeirut, I attempted to teach u class
or Arii r h Young
. .men 'in singing. , I 'made
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I•undeiing,•work of - it, but fOrtunately . they .
kunderstooci ,me better than I.did theta. and
~, k beCeme much interetled.i 'Before I left
itirtitl 1 1(11 the; siL;.!iiig in Nrabi_t: 44, tile
'1 4 ' ,113 .1 11 . 1113' lio::!i•.: was Li, 4.1 ,. : 11iit better
Own Oly in.iorsgisciaticat ; wit:h:tbe Arabs it.
sl i as :Firm nersa. Their, singing soitiewhat tie
rablea that at the Allis House on Black 7
weir/Ostend, of which 'you and I have a
rivid recollection. The 'Arabs are, how
ever,xceedingly ,fond !of music.. Bring a
melodeon with. you, by all' wens,' and allow
te to 'suggest. that. yoil practice 04.111 y
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1 - ' . c 4 RE{EOppr] HA U. 20it - mir - Aaao.gll , OLawonT.' Lroci :w 2P-10,399
in singing treble. The Arabsiknow nothing
of harr4ony, and when- a penson sings bass
they think he slow; not know; the tune.
Had time I woii:ld like to give an account
of our celebration of the Fourth of July at
Bhanduti, in which' four missionary families
participated, t.Wenti persons in all. I would
like to ,:speak of an unexpected . and pleasant .
visit wbich w-e,had at Beirut from Dr. Duff
and soli, and a Son of Sir Richard Agnen. I
would like alio to communicate to you many
interesting particubirs concerning our mis
sion, out ,operation,S and prot i spects, Ste. size.
In regard to these points, however, you will
heoome;infonbed in due time -
:The climate is most delightful here in the
mountains, four thousand feet above the sea.
My theimometer 1 has rangEd, from 69, to 84
degree.din the house. In Beirut the tempe
rature Of cour s e is higher, but it could be
b;rne *ere it.not for the fact that there the
\ continues thrOugh day Land night the
same. :;
. All the missionaries are now in the moun
tains, and as far as I know, their families are
well.: . Dr. Eli Sinith, who [is engaged in
translating the Scriptures, is
L inucti improved
in health, and is prosecuting the'work -With`
hisacenStomed vigor. Having iinished the
Pentateuch, the minor Prophets and the New
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TestaMent, he is now engaged upon Isaiah,
He hasi• given me, fromtimel to Lime, many
interesting details .re.specting the history and
Pr4',,gres of his translation. Dr. Smith is not
only the greatest - living Arabic scholar, but
is a devoted, active tnisiimary.
..How great
a matter of rejoicing . to find so much learn
ing devoted to the highest, nObiest muse that
can enlist the sympathies of man.: Indeed,
all the missimraries with whom I .have r-be
come rquainted in this field, are, men of fine
talenti'llnd fervent piety, a noble band of la-
Thee' ; w:ir in the Crimea produces no effect
upon this part Of the Turkish Empire, except
to raise the priee'of provisions, Some troops
.gone from Syria, but !the people , -a
mass `iSeemr r a ther indifferent to the.. whole
iiiriil regards to all friends at h o pl e .
Yours in Christian iOve.
2 \J. L6IIE:a° LIUNS
A. 7S. V: bl Zit IFIC -1317 STEM. 15.1531.111 AM Jur" za a. iv-
iFitima the Corresponderee:of the N.Y. Post.]
- • Among the 'various- c o n ` • ntmemorations of
Col. : Finney% arrival in this country was a
sermim preached last Sunday, by• Rev: Benj.
Smith. a - colored Methodist clergyman, for
•merl:i; of .New Orleans, who combines, with
his ectlesiesticalfunctionS, the office of a pub
lican his Boarding-house, which is adver
tiseokin the Central American as the ' elegant,
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spaci ; ous and well-ventilated Central Amer
ican Potel; where `every kielicacy is furnish-.
ed its its season. is used, in the absence Of
other accommodatb:ui, as: the church of his
miniiitrations, 'On the oCcaskon referred to,
the Poom, which isprOvided with •a few-chairA
and:,an unpainted pine bench - and table, and
separatect . from the kitchen by a cotton elOth,
or, technically speaking, a. ',Gthfornia ' par
-titian, was crowded with seventy-five - Or more
people. It had•been given out. that Mr. S.
ha:discovered a parallel between tint expe
dition of •Oil. Kinney t(i i the rich lands of
Nititragua and the expedition of Moses and
theliildren of Israel to ICaniutn,, and there
wai - quite a rush of the folloWers of the for
mefr to hear him. Among the auditors, mac ,
by - .Pie way, were of all colors, might have
been seen Gov. Kinney.;
.Mr.. Nerson, Co!..
YoUng, Mr. Fabens and 'Capt. '3
J. Swift,
thei . two last mentioned having arrived from
Aspinwall on the 2ti last • • .
To give an idea of the :spirit of * -the occa
sion, I-subjoin a few stanzas front the intro
du hynin which •waS sung. You will
ob4erve the allusions in it to Col. Kinney's•
miming and grazing districts on the shore of
1:1We Niearapa. If not, !they will •be made
clearer by• siibstittiting! in the first. verse,:
though at a slight metrial sacrifice, the..word
C./ton teks for `.Caimen.l-1
O; the transporting; rapturous scene
That rises to my sight!
Sweet fieldi arrayed in living green
And rivers of delight.
i • 'No chillin - g winds, no poisonous breath,:
Can reach that peacaful 'shore • •
Sickness and sorrow; pain And d eath,
Then followed fhe . discourse, which, as
have before: Intimated, !I was -deprived of the
ple.asure! of hearing. For the outlines of it,
Oonsequently, 1 am indebted to -the reports
those more fbrtunate.
r!.. The preacher announced his text to be
-Numbers xiii., 80-' And. Caleb .tilled the
people before. Moses, and said : • Let us.
-,-op and possess it ; fur we are well able. to
t)vcreorme it.' First came the_ itif.l74ll , !tory
limercises. -Moses andlthe Israelites. ;)I,served
-,020 preacher, were neer the borders of Ca
hasty, the hind which the Lord had promised
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15y. :he tatter • a direction, the great
chieftain selected twelve 'nen. one from;
tribe,.commanding them to go fors:a:di
tiand spy out- the 120 of Canaan,' to see!
;whether it 'be good of bad, and whether therel
be wood In it. The "spiels accordingly went!
!and.found - '.in exoeedmgly rich country, and;
it being grape seastm,, cut down, near the
brOr Eichol, a dusjer of grapes that requir4,
'ea two men to carry it-on. a Mick. They al
so brought fig,s and pomegnmites.
!'• • brethree: remarked the freacheri
141e3 aid sketelio.
Ou Jordan's stormy Vanks I stand,
And cata wishfulit:ye
To Canaan 's , fair.and
, appy land,
Where my possess:sons lie.
There generous fruit.that never , fails • ,
On trees immortali grow—
; There rocks and hint and brooks and vales
' With milk and honey flow.
Are felt and feared no more
There, on those high and flowery plains,
Our spirits ne'er shall tire . ;
But in perpetual, joyful. strains,
Redeeming lose admire.
'there h been otuetr - dhmussion among the
learned",as to the - precise weight of these
same grapes. The sacred writings, however,
leave us in the dark on'tbis point, and it does
-not suit my purpose to make a-digresslen to
determine it. Two considerations enter into
the question, regard to both of 'Which Mo
ses has le ft us no
,information - ; first, t the
strength-of the two men-who were employed
to carry the bunekOf grapes, and, second,the •
distance which-the grapes were carried; for
it. May be presunied that no one would attempt
to ehmilder a weight - . for *a hundred' Miles
which Might he easily be borne one hundred
yards. ;Assuming ; therefore, that the Spies
of larael travelled one hundred mile and
were Men . of ordinarratrength,.we Mai safe
ly' attribute to: the two grape.carriers the
carry between them a burden : of
two hundred pounds, the pos.,ible weight of
the cluster of grapes. Ibis, however, I Would
'by no;meatus :ay _down as a fact, :prefi:rring
to confine myself to . the positive declaration
of Scripture, which states that two men were •
necessary .'to trausrort the grapeA, leaving
unsolved the problems of size and weight. 'in
such a; beloved hearers,' I should not
dare t 4 settle thequestion t'or you.' ,• ,
But, when, on their return, they were mak
ingthe reports of theirexplorationsto Moses,
it. appeared. that some were either great cow•'
ands o r
, very badly disposed -towards !doses'
ache_ of occupying the country of Canaan:
for although they, admitted it...was "a'r . ' land
flowing with milk and ,huney.' they said the
gigantic and, cannibal ..sons of Analc.7 dwelt
there,behlre whom other folks were as grass-'
hoppers;' and it was a; 'land that eateth :up
the inhabitants thereof. But there was,one
courageous spirit :among the spies,-who was
not inclined to back dOwu.- This
_waiS - Caleb,
the sun of Jephunnelt, who uttered.the' words
of'the, text.. Let us go up at once and pin
' secsit; for we are able to overcome it.'
And now for parson Smith's application,
which is Said ti) have been as notable irspeci
men of 'pulpit eloquenee- as has Neetli t ly been
heard* Greytown. There is said he; in
the interior ofthis magnificent-part of
heritage, another Canaan—another promised
!and flowing with milk and honey.' There is
*ova; there - and plenty of gold .an silver
mid 'Plains vast enough for the cattle of a
t tuSand hills. We . have,to, oar piens Moies,
(Col Kinney). who with his follower:• have
come to possess it. Some wicked persuns,as
m it:tit - days of old; have falsely •said it is a
had country, where uo man can hie.
Our Moses hastately sent a 'small Party of
explorers. '(tine of them boards With the
preaCher) into it, and they report that it is
an exceedingly rich and. healthy country,—.
:tioldly advising 'with Caleb,- the son of. JcN.
pi Let us go up at once and possess
it; for we aro well able to ovoreotne it.'
'-Our Moses has. come here for a. good ob
ject. entiles to perk and eultiyate the
the ..;ittt Jun and Indian river<and 'inke:Nief
Let hitn and his expedition hare
faith in God's powerful arm, and in the Di-
vinci Providence. and they may go from.:
conqueror_ to congest ; ' until the, hole country
is•thcirs, and' the son:4 of Anak, giants and
Man-eaters though they be, shall yield to the
ehoien people of the Lord. Acnen.
l know that the ' Evening Post' does-uot
usually report sermons, but I hopej that the
subject, and the ingenious method] of treat-
Mein adopted by Mr. Smith, who,•aS the ad
vertisement of his hotel states, is la member
and . -minister of the . Methodist Episcopal
chdrch,' may excuse me in the present case
fort paying so much attention to the pulpit
oratory of San Juan.
• Village Aristocracy. - •
. Many are the follieS and,ofhu
!mn nature. But mine are more contempti
hlU than ' those acted out by • the scrub aristo
crats. Of oar towns and villages. • These are to 'the relations of life. A-young
main, whose father . was a hard working me
chanic, either has a mtsliirtite.fortane left him.
oche marries a few thousand do'llars-:-and
forthwith he puts on airs, and assuines 'an im
.pOrtance perfectly disgusting to ail who, are
acquainted with the circumstances Of his 'rise
ati.t, progress,' in the world. Such young
men regard as beneath their dignity, the vo
cation- of their parents and not unfreqitently
avoid letting it be known that they sprang
from such
. sources: We have Met with some
Who ,have looked upon the vocations of-an
hUmble mech , nic, as-beneath the-dignity ofa
'gentleman, forgetting meanwhile that the
taint of the father attaches to the 'on! Pride.
of this kind -never finds si re,ting tllace, -save
in a-weak brain, and manifests itself in a per
verse temper.. . • H .
There are many young men in i our towns
aid villages, (and some votnig• litdieS ton!)
Who seem to-be proud of the wejlth of their .
parenti—while their own reputation would.
be soiled by asailciating with the I som of me=
*mica: In their strange infatuation it never
riccurs to them,
that their lathers ;made" all
their property by stealing, cheating and lying
-;-while their grandfathers were Sold at pub
lic auction in' our sea-ports.to_ pay -their pies- -
Sage across the ocean See the. -number of -
young men in our country who endowee with
itcainely - comtnon sense, and, no sort of love
for genuine republicanism, resort, to the study
of the learned professions, such as Law and
Medicines, while every mark about them de
clares in terms which cannot be mistitider-
Stood, that the God of nature intended them
for bricklayers, house-carpenters and bittek
,Amiths! Many .oft .ese ought now to *ban
don . their- professions for the more profitable
'and equally honorable fields ofllaber where
fathers made money enough to educate
Alietn, and thus elevate them to stations in
( Which they notier 4:% . Ln move with:ease or grace.
God deliver us from bastard ristocracy of
our little - villages, end Codfish aristocracy. of
our larger towns ! Among thee hateful fug
gusts on society, respectabillity is based up
ontlie nature ofa man 'a vocations instead of
the manner in which his Autiea are; perform- ,
.ed. The only acmtirrient which wtill regula
ted society recognizes, is in' that sound tnax
ini;. Act well thf .part—there , all the hon
or lies.",--Parson Browatow.
A Bedouin Arab titaition hau just ar-
rived in Philadelphka, of the celebrated Ky
lan breed, in Eastern Arabia. I He iiiof gray
color, and (our years old ;- teri thousand dol
lars has 1040 n refused for him, land his owner
requires twelve thousand fill= hundred dol
lars, .I:he horse was one bun • red and Biel
six days on shipboard, durin_ which time he
never Isy down. He is /aid o top e!tcel ,
lent health.
• •
It . 1855.
.341 T
A 'Gentian , _.:riat, .YOll D , at Pres- -
ent residing it Parii Was Rome few years
since liiing hi barOnial elm at his .easde of
F—, situi4d . in a tomewhitt,seCludedi hut
romantic distthet of his native , land. ' On the
the score ofattorldly possessions,, ortune had
'smiled Most favorably on the .hero of our
-narrative: 1 h t, by was of amends. Nature
had been proportionably inauspicious as re
gards hia . perional appearance , add the adorn
ments of hi t- outward man. In truth; the
Baron Von . D
that Gernial4 had produced or the last, cen
tury and a h:slf, at least; so n ngainly,indeed,-
his appearance, that, : -with a full conscious ,
ness of his inferiority in this respect, he lived
in a tnininer technied from society, ti.) mix in
whichhis rrink and ifation otherwise fully
entitled him; - Like 'his storied prototype,
Prince -Ricqiiet witlrthe Tuft,: however,
Baron's rudel exterierfiras but the' husk that
covered a tender heart, sensitively alive to
the bewitching influence of the fairer sax:;—
in plain English, the Baron Von l?
fell head and ears !in love—a predicament
from which
~v en the potentates of thiS, Our
nether wort , to say nothing ef Teutonic bar
are occasionally not exeMpt: A Young
and beautibil girl, the daughter of a goodly
pedigree, brit of slender fortune, living; in his
immediate, neighborhood, was the object of
his adorati on-the Cynosure 'of ..his reVeries.
The . neeforthl his naiad, his every • that ht, be ,,
came fixed, Absorbed—as It were equally di
vided betwe en bet sylph-like. image ~indhis
beloved ' recersehainn ;' tior is this, by the
way, a disparaging compliment to the lady,
when speaking. of a German. lover. Oaring 1
by a iniihty effiirt et, resoltition; 'snehias on.
ly the tendtir page:ion can - inspire, 'surinolint
ed the•ba.shful diffidence to which we have be.t.
fore alleded . , the baron niade his prOposals
in forin . which, on the part of the parents of
the yoilug !lady, were most favorably and
gladly redeived.• With the'lady herself, how
ever, matters fell out far less prospefou,!y ;
a cold reception of his proposals and a aid
ling demeanor atliirded but_ too Certain an in
dication thit' his
. suit was disagrecidlle and
hi.:'attentinn irksoine. Still haunted hi.' the
painful consciousness of his personal idt;fect.,,
the baron was very naturally led to intribute
his failure to that cause. 'A- far different. mg
live, however lurked at the - bottom Of the
young lady's conduct.. • A cousin (oil ! these
cousins l)' (lad long been, in 'secret, 'the suit
or ; but the narrowness of 'his proipects in
life had hitherto precluded all' hopet, : af:his
wishes me i ctieg with the parental aiin..i roil.
The Beitton Von E..— s --- - ---. was oneevening,
seated, aidwas his wont, in his antiqiii chair,
in the spacious hall of his ancestral dWelling,
in the wilt] recesses of the huge gothic chins:
ney, befbt. i e the dull embers of a fire; :sritoul
dering, irks . hisill starred love, vital:} shape
- ..,., ~. 4.:a.4.'...--;;ipazoon.•n a , witiCatis or'
ii)%i&l • titta iti:epniabin ` . :tiv. , ;rsi..lzatrill,e iliesec- i
ofiti passion —mn i Aing in sad and meiOncholy
Q the unstable composition and
thoughtless vanity of tho female heart;- when
half mentally he eje,..l.ii•a re,', -..-ans,[ 6 :.-.2.; - :.••..
sacrifice the. better portion of -his fortune in
exchange if that were possible, for the horn
of persoo attraction and exterior' eiiilo.w
meat. ' uddenly in the dim twilight, and .
through. he dense volumes of smoke. curling
iu rapidj uccessiOn frofn the volcano of his
pipe-bow ,he perceived a tall and singularly
acoutreit fi gur e . standing erect beside him, as.
though i i i had issued from the huge gothic
mouldings. . SOmewhat 'startled at the ap
.pearancel of his :unexpected visito, he was
about to call for his attendants,
.when the
strangerl with A polite bow, and in ..a _voice
which, Aithough of si, peculiar lintel ? ' yet be
tokened no hostile; purpose, Alms ddiessed .
•him : • , ,
' Myilvisit, Herr Baron, is
. perhaps some-.
what unexpected : but 1 come with friendly
intent. J I am well aware of the. object of
your thOughts ; . y?u are willing to 'bide by
them?' 1 1- , .
' MY . lpresent thoughts? who in . •e devil's'
name-11 . . i • i
'Hupih!' mildly interrupted the visitor,,
' the le.s!st.said do that head perhaps the bet
_re Bi i tt, I have no time for explanation. if
youa sincere in- your purpose, I I haNje th 1
j , •
power, f gratifying your wishes..' 'Only . it;
is nece-isary that you should sign thi4 . little,
document ; producing a slip of pa er.
'A, document I what sort . of a d ument I'
cried the bewildered baron...
• ' A mere trifle,'responded his interlocutor;
merely a mernorandant of our little trans
action:i lam b mareof few words. :- So, it'.
you are in earnest, let us-proceed to basinese.
To' every -person but yourself, you twill hence-;
forth . appear aiperfcctly altered Man.': Your:
suit, Will be actiepted, you know in what g uar - ;
ter. ; re you ctintent 1 A.nawerion tile in'-1
stunt,: r the opportunity wil t . be lost' to youJ
foreve; - : • - I -;. • I
Tit' Baron, a M
s we May well innagine, felt
some ;little Misgiving.. But the tone, the
mariner, and the whole demeanor ' of the
stranger were *imposing. That he possessed
the pnwer of divining into the Most hidden;
thoUghts of the human mind wits.elear tropi
the short - colli'muy that had just taken place 4
Wby !should he not possess . the pun i er that
he Mentioned I' Beside, the eipportindiy
might] not ester occur again - . In a word,
what )setweert surprise and bewilderment at
the strange andsudden occurrence, the bright
seas Of the prospect thus unexpectedly open
ed before hint. and last, though not least, if
no infsmsiderable bias towards Superstitions
credry, he affixed . his name to the prefer.;
red . ocumetit.. Whereupon the . stranger , .
with a pelite how, disappeared i one of the
dark Iree.essea of the hall.
some. e
Th'e Baron, recovering in -degr,,e
&oral his dream', for- such he at first imag- ,
fined l it to bp,'albeit 'he, on - thel,other hand,
felt' ecq 'satis fi ed of his . being bro
awe i 0
iii ,ert.
e; often musing a few moments on his
lite&cadre, resolved to put the fact of his
roe ,
t niorphoisis to an . immediate test. .!Ic
for llisi i attendants. The shmtnons was
was obeyed, l and the servants niade l their ap
pearance. In the evident siirPrise,.depicted.
,Heir coartenances, he read 'an . assurance
of Some reitiarkable change haring really tak
en sure in ins outward forte. ilk Onsulted.
his kbo . .kiiia-glass, but 'to 'his own e} - e ,no al
teration whatever seemed to have
'strict This, he recollected , was in *rict xt
co ' ance with the stonger's uUderyking. - 1
The lulloWinglay the . Baru 100, no•titne
4 ill furthei assuring hi:ma - elf of the reality,
he auspicious 'change iu his appearance.
some - trifling pretext he Sumsrsoned' 44.
ler his', whole household and presented
in s
himself among them. This 'Vine there was
no obm left for doubt on the matter. From
whiiperings and - other indications of surprise,
one or taco of the
. more con fi dentially em
ployed among them, ventured on a respect
ful congratulation- to their muter on the
Manifest and surprising imprnvement which
had-so suddenly taken place in his person:—
• Full'of the' most pleasing anticipations, arid
elate with hope, he ordered his equipage, and
paid, a morning visit to his hitherto obdurate
love. Here, too,'as thoughhy magic, he
found that a most propitious eitangeetuad tuk-
en place. His inception by the fiir , one was
as favorable as it had previously been dis
courning. In short, the happy day of union
was arratig,ed; and nothing now seemed. want
ing to his felicity:
The evening pileceding; his wedding . day
foetid the Baron .Vonßoated as be
forelin his'antiqne chair i in - the self:sztrae cor-.
ner of the huge .gothic , chimney piece, and,
whiffing the perfume of his - faithful meer
schaum.' But he.* different the tone of - his
thoughts and the subject pt his meditations.
All now .alluring hope and blind anticipation..
Imagine, however ; his surprise, when feeling
hasty tap on his shoulder, tle turned around
and beheld his quondam • mysterious visitor
at his elbow.
'There was one little - circumstance I.for
, mention at our last interiie*,' said
t stranger ; yotir wish as to .11 fitvorable
, chit e appearance has, you know, been .
gratifit. , and your suit - been Successful,—
Should you, however, persist . in espousing
object Of your attention, you will fall . , a
lifeless corpse on the very step of thaaltar
Be'caiefiiii, therefore.. The : young tidy is se
cretly espoused . to her cousin 'Take.
my advice; renounce' in public-all claim to
the _hand of the lady, and 'recommend tisttr
. parents to sanction het' unionw,,ith; z 4,er coin
in.'. Mark the t it, is the only course ytiu
hA , e lefty ,
The poor ~Baron would fain have reniou
stratcd.with his lisitor, but appored
asi before: At first he wasttriptiid to' haz
ard the issite; but. reflecting:that. if one Oit
a the drama had come to pass, the denou.
robot might follovr with - equal certainty; he .
wisely resolved on -following. the! stranger'S
advice, hovever unpalafable; and this resolve
he carried into'effect the next day.
Disgusted with, the scene of his disappoint
mein, the Baron 01l havin',T arranu-
ed . his affairs in Germany; shortl v. afterwards
returuccl . ta Parisi and hi the gaiolies of- the
. c4,ital hid ilearl:lnq . slght
when lately 4.1 .11:s
gal summons-; to 1,14 .100,000 Cr . ani.:.>
. I r
years' intereA on . a firohlissory in , to. In
vain - the c .B . prOtested that, in . :the whole'.
course of . his :life, he_ hid never affixed his
name to any Sedufity oldie. kind: - The note
was produced with his genuine. signature at
. ticheci.. It was then only tiit'hisfbeMer ad.
1 . 1 lila us. 'LA:, a vOistranaq ~,,,,,
the whole mystery began 'to unfold itself
A trick, as the 'Fender by this time will im
agine, had been dexterously.- : played off on, the
BaroWs credulity. by .i•rt l 4.-4: I..sis r itta.•
p.tivoncerteot arrangements with. the
• young lady. The main incidents of the plot
were easily contrived: credulity and a pre
disposition for the marvellous did the rest.
•j The forego4 narrative, however roman
tie it may appear; is'Aevertheless` but the
Succinct outline of -electing •oceurrefice, the
Particulars of which are about to engage the .
attention of the legal tribunals of France.—
The circumstances recall to mind some of
the most picturesque legends or .boeromaney
4nd dishlery of the Middle ages. •
'... Froth the. London Tidies Correspondent. - _
• -.— . DUBLIN,. Monday . Morning.
1 Tkz IRISH IN ktimucs.—:-The Roman Catll l
pile church M . Ireland, through the, voice of ,
her clergy and in. the: columns of • the press
!devoted . to - her i nteres t s, ' i s . just now strain
ing, .•
every nerve to stay the tide of emtgra-
Mon to the United States. - The Tautn , Her-
aid ; which notoriously reflects • the opinions
!of Dr. Arliale, is 'instructed to announce a
progressive increase in • the couuter•current
of home emigration, and alleges that ,not a
week passes without witnessing the return
of some few of the Celtic popt7lation. The
'numbers, no doubt s are small, hut great
stress is laid on the influence they exert over
the minds of their friends by the dismal ac
counts they are said to furnish of the state of
social and religious life in the States. The
M'Halt-inspired writer then proceedi in this
strain :
" Before many yesrs elapleonless.the tone,
of American society becomes essentially al
tered, Irishmen who set any value on doilies
tie peace o r upon thei r salvation will fly from
contact with its once boasted free soil with as
much' horror as they would '-shun the fiery
paveinent of theregions of the dunned: This
is strung language, but not stronger than we
have heard not. many days ago; from the lipS
of one of those returned emigrants. • Liberty
in the United States has degenerated into the
most profligate licentiousness.
_. Thotisands "f :
our exiled countrymen have
.tallen, and are!
daily falling,.,i4tims,to"the seductive allure-I
' ine.nts of this licentious frredem from MOrall.
re.straints. ' There was . a stranjw - fasemation
attracting poor Irishmen to Anicri , ,a ; -, it Wasi
the bnisted 'land of frardorn and plenty.--1
Under no banner on earth would the exileJi
Irish soonerenroLithemselves, to liVe,to fighti
_and to die,lhan under the flag of the !Stara
andlhe Stripes.' But all will soon be ehatigl
ed. . •
f 4 The spirit of Knew-Nothingism, that is at
present startling Europe from its propriety
by the fearful outrages perpetrated. - upon un
offending- Irish Catholics in the mune and un
der the pretence of , nativists,' IS notiung, brit
the real hatred . towards Cat holieity iliat . ex isils
and is. deeply rooted in the heart.S . .Ol the
great messier American society. . Gloss the.
Matter over by gilded and . -,refined pliregeo;
ogy, us some of the Anierican journalists fe.
vorable to Ireland and to her, religion maY,
the stubborn fact remains unaltered,' and, we
fear, unaltertible. There does exist-an innate
hatred of Ireland on account of her. indomita
ble attachment to the old Catholic faith
throughout the length and ,breadth of tl e,
great Republic... Within the lasufew tnont, s.
we have made more aecurate •inquiry about
-the physical advantages to be derived - froth
resident,* in the. States.: ...All the returned
have - spoken i coneur
emigrante to whom we
in testifying that even those are:exaggerated,
The strongest frames and most robust ccin- . .
1 stitutions sink:- rapidly : , under the ineessittit
.1 - toil, and the unhealthr climate of Anteries..
A bale old man is rarely met with. Walk.
over tne tombs , in any of the. cemeteries, and,
the ages recorded upon the, heall'..stolies
the mournful tale of premature death - in 90
per cent of the sad records of the . dead.--i r
&werel of the emigrants whO have come home
have told us that with I.od - or leikday in-Ire
land a man can support his family better and
with more cornfort. than with the almighty
'dollar' a dny in America. This tie explain=
ed"-by entefing into a detailed
style and expense of . social life in the States..
Even lb (he respect of mere Physical comforts
it is generally being considered that 2 at pres-,
ent an Irish laborer, farmer or Comer, can
live as well at home, • taking all things into
aCcount; as in America. Matters are fast
coming to a level On both eidss of the Atlan
- • q•
1 • : - Prom .the Yorth -Ainerfeaa. '. . • .- : 1
... . .
i The catmnunication 'we - print beloW is itair* - -
oificant indiCation of the spirit whichisbegite., --
-'• '
Mpg to prevail ih Pehnsylvante on= the sub - --'' • •
ject of Passtnore Williamsores imprisonment. *. --- :.
It is not necessary .for us to say that, so far :-. .
as itseems,to imply that popular violence . • -
i , . , .
may be resorted to ; - we•dissent entirely ' ; but
the very, fact- that' such a suggestion comes ,
from such a quarter, shOwa how •deep must
.be• the feeling that prompted it. The.writer,.. : . \
.who signs himself Pennsylecinicus, iii among -
the foremost men of - this Commonwealth.— ' ;' -
He has - been distingushed in politi c s, Science •
find literature, and now in the. :ripeness of , .
matured :age enjoys the respect and it.eent'
of a eoinmunity everywhere remarkable for . . . .
its intelligence and integrity. He is; more: -
over, and always has been,atninently eonser- ' -• . • .
votive in his opinions.. He was a Democrat' . -
when Democracy. was something more than . '•
a name. He has been a Whifrom the time
of Clay onward: ' ' W l hen su • ", • man—quiet,- . , • --. '
'steadfast, law abiding and ' I ordered, as - -
e ?
all Who know him, know - him to be--‘'is mov
ed to an indignation which lo ks even to re' '-
v„oltition as a meane of redressing a „great . ,- • ,
public Wrong, it is not to be doubted that
graVe . consequences - are -to be apprehended, if', .
. the, wrong .Should be perlistedi in., " ' • .
Now that we are so far removed from the
occurrences which took - place. at Walnut -' .
street wharf on 114,1 Ithof J uly,in referenoe - : - .
to Mr. Wheeler iliahis - negroes, that men -
-can see the.actiqii of Sltda,e Kane unubscured
by its supposed slaverv\eomplications,- the' _
-eiitiment is every clay rieeciming More gen. ,
orat that that aet:Ol was .wi,.4y vritliout col,- •
~ i. i‘f law; find that the cominitin \ ent - of Pass-:
:wire Williamson . " - as fur a' conteuipt!' way al- • .
gross judicial esti rpation. ;- .We . know . otlsito - . .
respectable lawyer who hits ventured - t o de. - .
fend it, od,legal precedent and authdrity, ere - *-
,cept hi_ eases- where such defence has . been
prompted by politiCal sympathy ; and - Mai..
side of the profession Ms-regarded ILViI/1 iii -
' tiently subiratted to. :.IVo join in the hope- - : -
ofour correspondent that 'Pennsylvania- will.
send true men to the. next 'Legislature, and ' ‘• . -
in his belief chat its ' inch an. event' all Win
, yet ba wen
7 - ..,, ..,- 4 . . .
• • ror : the'/Vorth American antl_a S. (a:dlim': :'- •- . -
Mr. Ed i tor 7 - 7 lt - tip - Cears .by a rernarkin .the - .
New York. Tinier, that the hurly-burly move'
meats in that modern Babylon have partially
oblitetated the impression 'made there by the - - - .
outrage perpetrated in your city onAherights----•
ora . freeman of Pennsylvania. lt -ally be- _-
that the keen - sense of American liberty may -
be blunted, in a portion Of the traders; not
only in .Giothunz, but even in the - - City. of - • -
.13Vothe0y . Love,. by- the frequent consign
of Cotton, and Other influential pro
diicts °film "peculiar institution ;" but I tell
• •
you, it is not so ite_thtt - interior of our good
old commonwealth. Thenameof Passmora
Williamson has become as a howiehold word;
among the people of-this great State.. He is --
universally regarded throlighout`the rural dis. -
i!riets,' as the suffering; and faithful repretentar - -
tive of the principle which led Patrick Henry ,
to exclaim, ` Give me Liberty, or giiithe
death;' and I can assure you, the - longer wo - ' •
ponder on that -vieW of the subject, the more -
excitable and restive we become. I was re- - ...
Cently in a targe gathering, where the positlon-
Of our incarcerated fell - ow citizen became drib'
topic. ot discussion, as a - matter.. of course,;- • . . .
find it was truly animating to perceive hoW -. ..
the heartstrings of the company thrilled' is • . ,
unison,' When referring to the spectacle pre;
.sented at _Wyatt:musing. The scorn and in- -
lidignation manifested for the base- and_slavish ----- ' .
idea,. that the Supreme Courts.of Penneylva._ -
nia was impotent tierelieye a citizen uniusil • ,
imprisoned in one - oftheir own
. dungeons,_ by ' •
a servile tool of the,odioasiliveower; that .
scorn and, indignation;,. I say to you, would
have been a caution to the
and 2 . •
Scroggses ofany age. Talk of no power tO -.,
interfere, 'when the rights of their -owe free
citizens arc outraged! . Tell. that to the mar .
hies. Why what's a Suprente Court goiiid
. for, if it is helpless arid impotent- to• resene . -
the victim of the most insidious and hatefixf- - ' ,
'form of tyranny I If the representatives Of ' -
the people ca n not contrive a way to remedy
this evil, when they 'assemble;-take nu word - :<
for it, the people
,C(.14., . - . ' -.. ii .
. The opinionis beginning to be veiy 1nte 1 ....
ligibly' expressed, in plain. Anglo -Saxon, that ,
if our State Courts ate. :so imbielle for the .
protection of the rights of the Citizen, and , the
Legislature also shall
,_ prove. unequal to tilts :,• ~
duty, there is' yet a.refervett power, kodgeif in - -;,
thelmarts and sinews of. I'. free - peciple, - that. • -
can supply_.the defect, and for which plenty _
of precedents are furnished in the books. -Ali- .
older And stronger Bastile than that in MOP- -
amensing ha.s been known_ to . surrender tits
victims without the use of a • key, ; a. if. -
sOrnething of the spirit which once anim ated
the .4. Vitxtlin Boys," on the banks- of the S,us-- .
quehanna,should be-put in aetion,fis adernier•
resort, neither the keys carried, by: gaslial . '••
Wynkoop,nor that wliich Judge . Black. aays
Pas - 4116re Williainson carries. in , hill- owls ''''-
' pocket,- will b e
______________ needed to effect . Ins 'ltitnapei.
whin. So; 1 / 4 you 'perceive, the tese, - ta4 as
.it is, is 11 . 1 , 19 means hopeles.. • Let the free
men of Pennsylvania take oaro 'to send
next Legislature, men,' high mitided•menr :.
.., , .
- - ' lien sihOtheir duties know:- - I
But kn ow their . rights rights; andlnowittol dare anilniaW
7 , ... . ,
and all will yet 'he' Well. 'Tyrants Will be -
abashed ;.rninions of 'the SlaFe - power *:„itifl
sink, into deserved ignominy,' and Pat'Otw,', .
Willitiresan will not. have suffered 'in vain: ' .
.Qctober rith„: 184.5 PssesyLvamCea.` . _
Nearly,.eleven t,hougnod p etsons ;
ited the Potent Of& ,Gralloiry at Wa,A4e.
ington, during the • •