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KDITOH, IT HUSH KU AND I'KUI'KIKI'OH i
TWO IDI.I.-MJS. I'AYAIU.K IN ADVANCE.
"Thai iiowrmiifiii1 i Ihc Iu'mI uliich govern lcat."
HLOOMSIIUHG, COLUMBIA CO., PA., SATURDAY, DISC. 184!).
Tliosr UialSiTk inc I'.arly
Mia 1 1 Find hic"
Now, while every ini!i'n-l ihieis
Now, while in thy yoiithlul years :
K.r the treacherous iiaie nl ill
Luis thy In I ami ilr.iw thro in,
Hear lli'4(iuii(!l'i. wai iiing tone,
iivc thy lii.Mil to C"J alone.
Iavcyour npurls iiinl earthly ton,
Seek lor tti"i - soib-tanli.il joy,
LiMi'ii now to wisilom'n voice,
K.u ty make her ways your ihon e ;
Bear thin precept Hill in iniml
"Sttk me early , )oll shall foul."
H ut thou in thy youthful days,
Smitfht in iUj-.iiic's nitlily inw.
Kartlily ilj.i'ire" that inii(t V "le -!
Joys that death will "t"11" iuv.iile
Haul ihoii an immortal mind ?
Sttk thy Saviour seek and lind.
Now i the ae.ce.utHd lime,
Seek the Lord while in your puiii" ;
Give to Hun your youthful days
Spend them now in prayei and praise;
On thy heart this precept bind
Seek me early, ye nhall find."
Time with you is speeding fast,
Youthful days will soon be past .
Will you sive to liod your prime
Will you seek the Lord in time
Seek the j s for you designed
"Seek Hun early, you shall liud."
J. M. PrKNl'K.
Buiaine, Sept- l&l'J.
" Keep thy lamp all trimmed and burning,
Burning tor Ihu evil hour,
Lest the foe shall tind thee sleeping"
T. IhmpnU ad.
no thou ready, fellow inorl.il,
In thy pilnrimae of III-.
Kver ready to uphold thee,
In the toil and in (he anile ;
Let no hope, however plac.iaiit,
Lure thy looinlep frm the riejit,
Nor the sumiiine leave thee straying,
In the sudden gloom of night.
Be thou ready when thy brother
How in il.ii k iilil.i-liou's shade ;
Tic thou ready when thy sister
Need thy .Vindne-s and thy aid ;
Let thy arm smiain and cheer them -
They have claims upon us all
Arid thy deeds, like morning sunlight,
On thir weary .beam shall fall.
flethou readv wh'i the erring
Lin to tin's enchanting strain ;
Heady with kind woids to woo them
Back to virtue's path again ;
Be thou ready, in thf weakness,
To do good to fi fond and loe,
As the Ka'lo-r thedd-th frecJy
Light ou all that dwell below.
Tie thou ready (or the morrow,
When delight shall pleas no moie ;
Vhcn th rose and lily fadeth,
And the cliarm of song is o'er
'hen the voices of the kindred
Faintly move thy dying ear
thou ready for thy journey.
ATo tome liigl -
SATURDAY MOIiN., DKC. '.'2, lHI'.i.
Deinocrutir Vtntrul Mute Committee.
Tin: members of the Democratic Stiito
Central ( 'oinniillee, are requested to meet
at liuehler's Hold, Harrisbitrg, on Tl'KS
DAY, January '.!, 1 850, at 3 uYlock.p.m..
tot" the purpose of fixing the time and place
tor the meeting of the next Democratic
j. c.i.ancy jom;s, cimm.
C. (J. V';.sTcorf, Sic'y.
OJ-We suggest tnust respectfully to the Com
iiuttee, the selection of I'LoOMsni'itii, as the lo
cation for the meeting of the next Democratic
Statu Convention. Our pleasant and beautiful
village, which is i very Central Northern Depot,
easy ul access by means of public conveyances,
an I by that time will doubtless possess all the
IVihties of the Teltgi upliic A'tws Wires, about
to bn erected here, ha been long since favoiably
named in this connection. Indeed we cannot
conceive of any place better adapted to that par
ticular pui pnsi!,and we arc not alone in this opin
ion.for we notice by the proceedings of the late
Wyuming County Democratic Cotiventiou, that
they did us the distinguished honor of resolving
that the next StateConvemion beheld in Blooms
Parson Hrowiilow , loi inetly of the Jom sbom'
now the Knoxville (Tenn.) Whig, has, in con
nection with his partner, O'Brien, enlarged his
paper to a size eoual to the largest of our Western
Exchanges. He is still Brow tilow, and will be
until good angels, or the devil takes him aw ay.
We cut the following from his Whig of the 22lh
"Like Insurance. Now we are in favor ol
life insurance in a limited sense: we are not for
extending the privilege to all classes of men.
The poor ought not to insure.because an ordinary
life time is long enough to be here inpoveriy anu
want. Tbu pious ought not to insure, because
they would miss of Heaven and consequently of
its undying joys. Clerks in store ought not to
insure, because, not having Ibe fear of a jiidij.
ginent to come before, their eyes, they miulit be
tempted to .ileal all their employers have ! But
all wicked prrsons.not intending to reform, ought
lo insure, to avoid the "kind embraces" of his
Satanic Majesty !
Boston Chartkk Ki.i.cimn. Hon. .1. P
liigelow was re-elected mayor of liojlnn on Mon
day last, the 10th inst, receiving -IIiid out of
GwScast. The whig were successful in i very
ward in the city.
A Went Chester Hut in California. A west
ChostiT emigrant, now in the gold land writes
back to one of his fiiendstbe following judicious
piece of advice: "Stay at home, anil thank Coil
that you have something to eat."
Ji:isf:y Nkw.iPapkr Don. We publishe d a
few days since a notice of a dog belonging to Mr.
Hawes, of Boston, which gnt regularly every
iillernoon In the othVu ol the Tramllrr for his
master's paper. The Vnterxtm (tnunlian makes
us acquainted w ith a laithlul Jersey dug, even
more remarkable than his sagacious Yankee coin
peer. " He belongs to John Anderson, K.oj , of
tlackensack, and is daily in the habit of obtaining
bis owner's paper. A few minutes previous to
the regular time of the arrival of the Hoboken
stage, he takes his .station on bis owner's stoop,
and on the passage of the stage, goes out to meet
it. If (he driver neglects to throw it nil, the
faiblul dog follows the stage, balking the mean
while, until the driver performs his duly. Hav
ing obtained the paper, he hastens to deliver it to
his master. Though the r'oit Lee stage passes
the premises at or about the same lime, and re
sembles to a considerable extent ttie Il.iboken
stage in appearance, it is permitied to go on with
out kieilig molested."
The Sandy IMI Herald slates tli.it hereafter it
will not support any candidate for oilier, who is
not a subscriber to a Democratic newspaper. He
IihuUI have added "aiid who pays regularly
In the Mayoi's Court, l'rovidrnrp, during its
eselit ses-ion, a Verdict of ',sll) was rendered
ainst the Kev. I)r I'ohlrnan, his son having ac
dentally shot a boy, natnen Yates, about two
i ars since, which has rendered bima cripple
A voting man who falls in Invc, and gels mar
ried, without b iving lirst examined his Duleinea's
character in a rational way, is like a man who
minimis a lolly while drunk, and is lelt to rrpi'ht
,f . iirr when snlier.
( Tilor'- NW) slaves arc to be called to--rthi'i
'o their toil by a plantation bell, presented
In i he Ceii'-nl by a bell-piar.ufacturer of West
Troy, N I Will the Whig papers " pleas
npi .us, now in his 'nth yrar, a en
,v ,WMtn for the forty-ninth lone as bi-ii
s' e.'. the nty lit New WiK, having hi en
ti,te'l that ot:ice by Mayor Livinc-tnti.
" -ill He ha.; hcl'l 0 omnin ropb il
" Hit -.vat fust app' iii''"i trial
'" ' ' Ml,- , .r,. ; in ti e w u '. '-
i:ioH'im'ii( and Mari iar,c-
On Friday night last, Mr. Thomas Y and
M.tlihl.t C , ot this city, eloped to Covington.
and weie mauled Ou Friday, it was discovered
by the lalbei that his daughter had "made an ar
rangemeii!" to leave him, to marry a man be had
lorbidilen her hand, and he was determined to
"keep an eye" on her. It hail been arranged, and
her fattier had found it out, and she knew it, that
the young lady should meet the young gentleman
ami lover legi.'thtrat a certain place, in a carriage,
and go to Covington. After dinner, tliu father was
lakeJ, much to bis nurprise, to accompany his
daughter lo ;he very place of meeting, which had
been up oinled, and they w ere to start at four
o'clock. Ho the fali'cr went about Ins business
till the appointed titm-j rutin ninglie found bis
daughter bad started belore his leturti. Ill vain
he sought In-r, but kntiwing they would cross in
the terry boat, he stationed himself on it, and
hailed every cairiage that passed, but found no
At length an empty carriage came aboard, and
on tiic same trip, a ragged cripple, limping nat
urally, and staring about as though he had never
keen a boat before. Ho was accompanied by a
youthful looking personage in male attire. The
ferry boat passed over, and the carriage stopped
at the foot id' the hill for the driver to arrange the
harness,(all pretext,) and the ragged boy and com
panion waited there until the boat again shoved
oil' to return to this side. Then Mr. 1! and
Miss C jumped into the carriage, rode to the
priest, threw oil their disguise, were married,and
returned to the ferry on their way home. The
young lady met her father.who was still on watch,
and told him what had been done.and how he had
been cheated by the ragged boy and herself in
boy's clothes, and then she asked papa's pardon,
which, reluctantly, was granted; and the bride,
bridegroom, and the old gentleman, rode home to
gether, making an ending of an elopement quite
agreable, seeing he could'nt help it, and sbonii g
most emphatically the cunning of the female sex
in such matters. May the new married couple be
happy '.Cincinnati Commercial, Oct. '-'.
It is a mean thing to borrow your neighbor's
paper, when you are too stingy to take one of
It i a mean thing to subscribe for a nnwspnprr
and never pay lor it.
It is a mean thing to steal the Exchanges from
an I'.ilitor's Sanctum.
It is a mean thing to look over an I'.ditor's
shoulder when be is wiiting.
It is a mean thing to rcdicule an Editorial
when .you have not two atom of brain in your
It is u mean thing to read what you may find
written in a newspaper nllice.
Tiik world dares say no more for its device
than ilum .iii-o xjirrn-" bile I breathe 1 hope;'
but the sehililien of Cod can add, dnm isfj.iiu
fpirn "when I expire I hope." Oh, it is a
fearful thing when a man and his hopes expiie
Hkn-IYi un. "Aic you not alarmed at the
approach of the Kingot Teiroro" said the Minis
ter lo a sick man.
"Oh, no! I have been living six and thirty
years with the queen ol terrors the king cannot
be much woise!'' was the reply.
Scrumhlvfor Ihe. Spoils in Xortlunit
Ix'iland rount ij.
Correspondence ol the Pennsylvania!! .
MrKwKN.svii.i.E, IVo. l , I S I
There has l een quite an animated contest i
iiiongst the pitriotic no spoils Federal Whig par
ly, or the otbee ol Post in ister in this place,
worth perhaps seventy or eighty dollars a year.
Tin: uomind postmaster, for the last lour years,
was H Header, a Democrat, although he appoin
ted a Whig deputy, who received the emoluments
of the ollii'e. Mi . U., not being n anxious al'er
the spoils, as he was for hat ing (he olliee. piep
erly attended to. But alter the present regency
came into power, tlieie was quite a scramble .:r
Ihe ollice, and amom: others that made application
was John Vincent, Fq., and Mr. Hays, the pies
rut inciimbr ut. Mr. Vincent received the ap
pointment, was sworn into nllice, and acted as
Po-liiiaster for lour or live days. When lo, the
astounding news came, that Jacah Collatner did
nol require the services of .Mr. V incent any long
er And the head anil fionl id hi-nnVndmg wan,
the appointing id his -ou-i n-l.m , a delnoi iut,
deputy I'o.-tinasler. Mr Vincent is ,i. cen-is-lent
a Whig a any in the Slate, I prc-time, (it
Iheie is any b thing as er.,r.Mtei.i y about
Whmgory,) nn may Pay two mnie heads chop,
ped np, which lin y can su-pnid to their sti ii g,
to grace their entry into the Senate Oliainbei,
when they petition for Ihe rnnlirmatioii ofllmap-
lointinents made by the Kegency i.l (iener-t l ay-
7'hf Miuwvri !ti))l, Drfakation .7c
ij'iillnl vf ( A.
Sr l.neH, S.iMirilav, I'm eliiher s, 1' M.
'I lie caw f t Nathaniel ChibU, i hari;e I -.M'li
ri:io.-.'.ri a l iiip ain'mnt "I ,;! I ' "in I'ebin-i;,-lo
the t: ' i. k -I M i -ri , .m ieiit,ir. iti i in liie
:,i pii't .i'i I Ihe ... I., i ! The oi ,1 la;!-1 hve
i el, -, a , i . i'i.i (I nee h o ' ; '1 In i-... i -i i ( t
lie i;li- s, . .,t met :ttie '' v. in ntuei; (:
Tlic Miii-tltT of lir. Vim Lilian
IxdiiEMs or Tin: Ahkkst. !
The Itoslon l'osi, says ; Alter a short j
consHltation, olhVers Clapp, Starkweather
and Spnrr were despatched to Dr. Web-1
slur's residence in Cambridge, with insinie-j
lions to arrest him. They arrived tit the j
house aliont nine ocloek, just as Dr. Web-;
sler was Knowing a visitor out. The ol-j
doers met him at the gate, and told him j
that the college olliecrs were met in consul
tation, on the subject of Dr. lukm:iii'
disappearance, and had scut for him to at
tend it. He made no objection, and while
j on the way to Huston, he conversed cheer
fully and freely, and referring to Dr. Park
man's Inning been at the college, said, that
he had stoppttd at the Doctor's house on
Friday morning, aHd requested him to call
at the college for his money, between one
and two o'clock that day. The carriage
was halted at the jail, and the party went
into the oflicc, and then, for the first lime,
Dr. Webster began to perceive that there
was something strange in the proceeding of
the officers, and asked what they had come
to the jail for, when their destination was
the college in grove street, remarking, also
that they had come out of the way.
Clapp then said "Dr. Webster, it is
no use to disguise our purpose any further.
You are under arrest, on suspicion that
you know something about the death of
Dr. Parkman, parts of whose body have
been found under your laboratory. We
shall look no more for the body." Upon
hearing this accusation, Dr. Websier slag
gered backwards, as if struck to the heart
and uttered various exclamations about his
family and children, and also saying "The
villian! lam ruined ," or, "The villian !
He has ruined me." All who were pres
ent agrt x that he did nut say he was be
trayed. His excitement was intense, and he ex
hibited symptoms of convulsions. Water
was handed to him, but he could not reach
it to his mouth.nor could he get any down,
when the glass was held to his lips. When
asked if he was willing to go lo the college
and view the remains, he consented, and
was earned rather than lead to the carriage.
At the hospital, he was taken to the la
boratory, w here he saw the remains, but
made no remark whatever in regard to
them. S. D. Parker, Esq., common
wealth's attorney, was present, but forbore
asking the prisoner any questions ; and the
others present of course remained silent.
Alter he relumed to jail, the prisoner I
i t . ..,i. it.. t i
iH i .tmi; nwuii . , IKlb llll'lt , anu. jc .-am
that no one had access to his apartments in
the college but himself, and could not have
access but with his keys, lie had not on
ly had the keys of those apartments in liis
possession, but also the key a large
one, of the water closel, under which
the remains were found. This closet was
within the laboratory, and not accessible
from without that apartment : and the door
was locked when the limbs were found be- !
Saturday morning brought with it still ,
further discoveries. Officer Kice, in ar-j
ranging things in the laboratory, found, in
a recess formed by the brick-work of the i
furnace and chimney, a lea chest, apparent !
: ly filled w ills specimens of minerals, but
' emitting a s-lrange odor, lie at once up-'
: set the chest, and found in the bottom, em- i
bedded in hemlock bark, the left thigh,!
and the h df t'oasteil trunk of the body.
The skin had been wholly burnt or strip
ped from the body. 'Ihe thigh was only
stained wuh the bark. All the parts I. mini j
, lire stn-li in sie, that they may very well ;
' I, a e belonged to Mr. P.'s body. The
.missing portions, supposed to have
: been burnt up, are the head, contents ot the
! body, left b g and fool, arms and bands, and !
i . . i
i . , I
' niMit loot. .
j Among the secondary facts, it tiny be
i stated thai four bloody towels weie found'
) in the vault ; a cry large clasp knife. with !
Jointing liurc ' n the blade, w as iiii-nl 1
ith the '.ink in tin: lea ehe-! : come ,
r-ij.pl- in me if 1 hi rod hooks, wiib line-' ;
i and l-w! : ink' i attached, were Imiivl in j
j I 'i . i b -ter's apparatus room j
j I l; 'In inrvr I'I "I 'll- '';"l "l "' '"0 j
is a large closet with several hundred hoi-
ties til' chemicals, arranged on shelves.
.Near the door of this closet, on the flour,
commence scattered marks of blood, wlneli
e.t"nd the whole leiioth of the apparatus
room, and appear on nearly ever step of
Ihe stairs leading from the laboratory.
Dr Webster's ollicial duties as a protestor
required of him no handling of bodies.
Uarly last week, Dr. Webster ordered a
tin box, three feet long, one foot wide, and
eighteen inches in height, of Mr Water-
man, in Court street. The cover was to
he tilted so as to be soddered up, when
The Times says : The search by the
police having been followed up with the j
utmost vigilance, there were discovered,
during yesterday afternoon, secreted in the
laboratory of the Professor, a pair ot panta
loons, which are said to have been identi-
lied as belonging to him. These pants are
very much besmeared with blood.
Next was discovered, likewise concealed
a handsaw completely bedaubed with blood
and supposed to have been used in sawing
ingoll'the neck-bone. Furthermore, there
have been discovered calcined bones of ev
ery limb of the human frame, including
portions of the skull. These parts have
been placed in connection with the other
parts of the body found. On the forenoon
ol the dav of .Mr Webster's arrest, he cal
led at an apothecary establishment, and
called for some citric acid, of which he ob
tained an ounce. He then called for some
pyroligneous acid, but the proprietor had
none in the establishment. These acids as
those acquainted with them well know
though not so powerful agents in the eras
ure of blood, may yet he applied with full
success. We are likewise informed that
the Professor, on Thursday or Friday, last
applied at the store of Mr. Ceorge p.. Hog
man, No. 7. Dock Square, for a large sized
lish hook and was unable, among the ma
ny soils presented for his inspection, lo
find one large enough, as he said, for his
The Atlas, .says : About four o'clock,
ou Saturday afternoon, Coroner Pratt, in
company wiih several gentlemen, summon
ed as jurors, visited the college, and several
i eporters of the press wt re also admitted.
The Coroner proceeded to the laboratory,
where upon some pieces of boardsthe parts
of the bodv w hich had been discovered
were placed, and they formed, in appear
ance, the w hole of a human frame, with the
exception of the head, left leg and feet.
A mono oiht r things, ihe false teeth found
in the furnace, as before specified, have
been identified by the dentist who mantt
I'acturiicd tin in. There is very good rea
son to believe that tins iiidontification was
the primary cause of suspicion firmly fix
ing itself on Dr. Webster,
From ihe lioslon Advertiser, Dec. .Y j ' ''H pve i".' said Uiehr.rd, looking fool
Instructions have been given to Cor- j !lml fl;bergasted ; 'let's adjourn lo the
oner Pratt to have the hotly deposited in J Vv" lvr alul y no more about it.'
spirits in a leaden coffin encased bv anoth- ' ,
-,,-, uJ" I'i'Ograpuij. How manv ptdes arc
er ol dillerent materia'?, lor the present. there' "
The grounds by which the remains have ;
been identified, b;ne not yet been made
Mr. Sawin, a Cambridge express man,
i i t i
Miitr- lii'.it lor "i" loiiir 11111' past, ru has .
been in the practice of delivering parcels
for Professor Webster, at his own room,
in the Medical College, but that on Friday,
the villd nil., he was direeteil by Professor
Webster to leave from, and alter that date,
all parcels din ctcd to himself, in the entry
w ay, under the immediate care ul Mr. I.it
Last week, he savs, Prof. Webster told;
him to leave any parcels w hich he might
bring over for him, in Littlelield's entry,
anil he would get ilictu. I le also says that
he endeavored to open the door to Profess
or Webster's apartment, and found it fas-
I on the inside. Among other articles !
of faggots a portion of these w ere found j tage. There is such an idea of discomfort
ni Prof- Webster'.i apartment. 1 associated with the place that they cannot
Tlii' si' of the tin fox which Prof, learn. And, finally, do not forget this
Webster ordered of Mr. Nathanu I Wanr-' uionib to organize a club, lo visit around
man, and the day he nidi red it, having among the farm lniu-.es during the winter,
bet ii incorrectly stated, w e called upon Mr. and talk over matters i oncemtng your im
W iieiiiiiii yesterday, :.t Ins store in Corn- mediate interest; and if anv one has dis-
h'il, and ascer'.-iiucd ill it the bo is h
if Ii.- .;!! r ''d I'l 'or1. r deep, and
thai it w as oidcnd on (he morning of the
evening which he was arrested. J'rof.
Wibstrr ordered ihe box" himself that
morning, and was anxious that it should
,t. euinpieiciPthat taim; nening, which
. was informed could not be done, but
tli:i L it shniild be ready for him the next
mornitii;. He said he would call for it.
j Vp ,.iir ,hj iorn,, frim, B00j aill10r.
; ilVi t,. f.imi, .Mn 1VjL,n(s f lllc alB
. )r 'ar;,uian, have b. come fully satisfied
j llH i(,.miy r(.ilinH discovered
j :,. i. f .Webster's anartmiioB. T)r Keen
the dentist, has returned to ihe city and on
examining the artificial teeth, tmd portions
of the jaw, at. once pronounced them to Le
the same he made for the unfortunate gen
tleman, his said that ihe funeral will
take place lo morrow, from the deceased'!
The recognition of these remains by
the family, is more important in its bearing
upon the fate of the accused. If he is in
nocent of the crime of murder, the conspi
racy, of which he is made the victim.is ono
of the most hellish on record.
Tin: Piktv the World IIatks. It i-j
not true that the world hates piety. The
modest and unobtrusive piety which fills
the heart with all human charities and
makes a man gentle to others and severe
to himself, is an object of universal love
and veneration. Hut mankind hate the lust
of power, when it is veiled under the garb
of piety; they hate cant and hypocrisy:
they hate advertisers and quacks in piety;
they do nol choose to be insulted; they love
to tear folly and impudence from the alter
which should only be a sanctuary lor the
wretched and the good.
TV "Illuming a risk for nothing," ns
the loafer said when he pick'd the editor's
pocket and found an iron tooth comb.and it
piece of poetry.
JO. Fair Hit Fairly Jf'on. Said
Hill lo Uieliard the other day. "Did von
ever hear how tough hided I Dm V
'I neher did,' replied Die, 'tougher than
common folks V
'1 reckon 'tis a few w hy I'd bet you a
drink, Die, that you may take a cowhide
and lay it upon my bare skin us hard and
as long as you like.antl 1 wont even llinch.'
'Done I'll take that bet. If I dont
make yoit squirm like a half skinned eel
the first cut, I'm sadly mistaken,'
You take the bet then.'
'Well wait till I go up stairs and bring
down my bear skin, and'
O ho.' your bear skin. No, no, 1
'I don't fire what you meant, it's a fair
bet fairly won. My bear skin is my bear
skin and nothing else.'
. i,lrP,, '
Tim North Pole, the South Pole, and
,, t; u-,jc, knocked down the Persitn-
'Kight. Next Which is the principal
sea in Uurope '.'
The sea of Koine,'
'Very good. Which are the principal
capes in the United Stales .''
'The Capes of Fashion,'
'(ood, What kind offish are mostroin-
l,nok Out for tt Winter Srhoof,
And be sure that you havr a good one.
To do this you must have a good School
House. V ou can seldom get a good teach
er to go into a miserable, old, rickety school
house nor a cold log cabin : and if he docs.
covered any thing that he thinks wil,, (
, fit hi., in xhhor, make ii dn,