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BY PARK BENJAMIN, if:sq
It is a puro and blesied hour—
The sky hangs beautiful and mild
Above the waves—the rocks that tower
Along yon,steep, so grey and wild,
Seen► altars, which in ages gone,
Mankind hath poured their incense on,
And through those boundless fielde of air
Sent forth a solemn - voice of prayer.
Bright clouds inlaid %.:th hues of gold,
Floats o'er the horizon's waveless blue,
As though each wreathed and veiling fbid
An angel's form was gleaming through—
From his sapphire homo above
To give one holy look of love,
And think that what is brightness hero,
Would fade in light of his own sphere.
Around one vast and glorious shrine,
All living things of naturo bow—
,pro and thoughts divine
Devotion's wing Is.. wafted now—
And bower and stream and forest dim
In gladness pourtheir morning hymn:
For earth through all her realms is blest
With 990i:Attbroiten Sabbath rest!
EilDm'7 . Li\ui's,:!igJ.
•My Granamitteewiurgirey: -
met!" I exclaimed, joyously, as I
red my old friend, Charles Morton,
tfix.tind sheet, 4 why, Charles;
*MA, , rur !hippy countenance recalls
the s of youth and merriment!"
• ,:ed a happy countenance?"
aske&alter a hearty shale, he
withch, from mine, and he utter
-- ed the '14440 such an accent of bitter
heart-brokentieeliatl involuntarily paused
to look on hint,...l.liere were still the same
tine featuresdegye, aquiline nose, and
lofty brci, whiChhatliwon for hint in his
youth the appellatiottpf the "handsome Mor
ton," but care had paled his cheek, and 'af- .
ter I had gazed at him for a: mornelfl o l al
most imagined that it had bowed his tall and
"Charles," I uttered painfully, "you are
ill." "Ye / tiqny friend'," replied Morton with
mournful earnestness, "I am indeed ill—
sick at heart—a disease which knows no
I asked the cause of his nnhappiness. He
felt that the question _ was one of frendship,
not curiosity, and lie told me of his soi,row
like a man who had the miserable sairgtac
tion of feeling that aithough unfortudate, he
was not degraded.
He was an orphan, dependent on a rich
and parsimonious relative. On leaving col
lege, he had induced the only daughter of a
wealthy baronet to elope with hint, and- her
father had resented the action even to his
death hour. Morton's uncle, with the ca
price incident on avarice, bequeathed to him
but a poor pittance, almost inadequate to the
support of nature, and thus Charles, in a few
short months, beheld the woman of his heart
annuity, and dispute the will of the lady's
father. "I have done it," concluded Morton
in hollow tone, "I have become the victim
of a law-suit. Alicia and my boy are the
sacrifices of my credulity—but till to
day I madly clung to a hope, Wild and chi
merical enough to satisfy_ the raving-fa+
of a lunatic—and today, one more merci
- ftd third - his .-- fe Hems - OH' me there''''''''''
. hope. In a few hours the fiat goes forth;
and I am taught that utter ruin will be the
result. For mySelf I care not—but
bred in affluence, the chilkl of luxury and in
dulgerice"—and he smote his brow, and
trembled with the excess of his emotion., '
"Do not despair while even a shadow of
trust remains," I urged gently. "Charles,
for Alicia's fake, for your son's, you roust
hope on; let t return 'to your wife, if you
are thus moved, what must be her sutler
A flush of the deepest crimson overspread
the countenance of Morton, then, he himself
directed my attention to it, as he exclaimea
bitterly: "Do you not see how in impotent
pride rushes to arms, when a friend would
look on the wretclimlnesss that will ere long
be food for, the cold eye ofan undiitymi l Worldi
and yet—" and he held me back a moment,
and the glow of memory brightened his
countenance and flashed in his dark eyes:'
"You will not see Alicia'as I have seen her'
—as she once was; as she will be'no more!"
This vision of present wretchedness darken
ed the tablet of memory, and witlran expres
sion of subdued feeling, ho led me in silence
to an obscure street, and finally to his miser
able.logging,, the creaking stairs gave notice
of our approach to the young and heart- -
stricken wife; ztbd on our entrance, her eye.
at once eagerly sought and rested on her
husband. Fair and bcatikas the Mal
dan houri; thpe was a..enst. of .ThoUght upon
her fair.face, that pictured to, the litart . the
deprecating sadness of the recording angel
'when noting down-the tresspasses of man,
- her dresS Was,homely, even to Wretchedness,.
dress availed , to such a face,
• and form? ' The long braids of ,raven 'hair
that pressed her forehead, were , lost \ -beneailf
a clone cap • of the pu est white; her - child
pia* at her knee, p r and rosy, 'uncon-,
aciotas of: present :.t. Woe,. and thoughtlela
.:*-those lecOme. ' . ever did I bow ail low
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RUC IrAMO R P Alit I • PROD ENS VIB118"TitE LOVE OF MY COUNTRY LEADS ME TO BE OF ADVANTADF. TO MY FRLLOW-CITIZENS. I
before a titled beauty on a first meeting, as
I did before the wife of 31orton! On our en
trance, Charles had thrown himself upon a
chair, and with his thee buried in his hands;
sobbed • aloud. Alicia was beside him; her
white arms encircled his neck; her lips press
ed his brow; I was timgotten!
At length Morton raised his head; and his
eye fell on me as I stood in the centre of the
apartment. "Alicia, speak to him," he mur
mured in an unearthly tone, ''our own sor
rows are enough, why ; should we . spread
their pestilence abroad?" She;approached
me, and at the moment Norton's child play
fully clung at his knees--hurriedly he grasp
ed the little innocent, and raising him up at
arms' length, lie exclaimed: "Charles, un
happy victim of a lather's weakness—vou
are a beggar!" Pleased with the rapidity
of the motion, and the emphatic accepts of
his father, the import of which he guessed
not, the child laughed gaily in his face.--
Morton could not hear i,his, in a frenzy of e
motion he would have rushed from the room,
Alicia, like his .guardian angel, held him
back. She had not shed a tear, her bosom
heaved wildly, and her, check was deadly
pale, but still she spoke with fearful calm
"Alicia," said the unhappy Charles, as
ulflued,4)y-the violence of his own emotiou,
he remained pa , :sionately in her embrace,
"why do you cling to me! have I not drawn
the world's scorn down upon your
"It' the world indeed scorn us, my love,"
Said the piiing wife; tenderly, "let us be
every thing to each other, and the sting will
At this moment, a quick step vas heard
upon tile stairs; the - dom:#l6. - rd - to'llm
sure of a heavy hand; %cull a smile of lamest
joy upon his countenance, a man in a mean
habit - enter - all - he room. "You have gained
your eause„Nlr. Morton," he uttered hasti
ly—and I heard no more. A. wild laugh
lairst•from the lips of Charles, and he strain
ed the senseless term of his wife to his breast
-with frightful violciii e.
I was slowly sauntering in Pall Mall, but
three days ago, when, from the window ()fa
handsome chariot, a fair hand motioned my
approach. For a moment I looked incredu
lously at the loftly brow, kissed at intervals
by a superb, snow-white plume, at the raven
hair hanging in glossy and luxuriant ringlets,
at the mild dark eyes; gleeming with:tem
pered_ brightness, but, in the next instant, a
large tear swelled in-them. I was in doubt
no longer—it was Alicia; and as I extended
my hand, her boy twined his little fingers
around mine; and I drew my hat over my
eyes to conceal my weakness.
ATTEMPT 'l'o STEAL THE REMAINS OF
WASILINCTON.-It is said, that, several years
ago, some foreigners meditated stealing the
remains of Washington, and that a gardener
in the employment of the late Judge NVash
ingt,m, did carry away from the tomb at
Mount Vernon, the coffin which he supposed
to contain the remains, intending to take
them to England, for exhibition._ Thecollin
IThweyer, was that oTEaWrence Washington,
a4444--wits---fottrtdritfierir fc w ddysj -
bushes on the Bank of the Potomac.
The-Philadelphia Post, of , Saturday last,
says :—A colored girl, named Catharine
Smith, alias White, was brought before the
Mayor on• Monday morning, on a charge of
4ollorticirtt7nd afre - r - drieiiiiiiiiitfon, com
mitted to prison to await her trial. The in
faidwas fouiid by the lady with whom Cath
twine resided, tinder a Chair_cushion, by the
weight of which it had been suffocated.
A.late New Orleans paper says—"A pas
senger on board of a steamboat which passod
Shippingsport, said that it would have been
imPossible to see where the town was, had
he not seen the smoke issuing from the tops
of the chimneys that, where peeping just a
bove the water's surface.
The Richmond Whig says—" The senate
have rejected (18 to 14,) the bill appropria
ifikg $30,000 the present year, and $90,000
the next, to deporting tree negroes to Africa.
The clause which made provision for deport
ing such slaves as were liberated without
the means being furnished by the liberator
for their trans ortation, being stricken from
the bill, , vestern vote wqs generally cast
against it. Consequently, all things relating
to the frec negroes, except in so far a change
may be edected by the Police Bill, remain
in statu quo ante helium. All goes for noth
ing, a ludicrous fina le, all things considered."
- A mveting of the inhabitants of the BO
rough of Huntingdon, Pa. on the 3d instant,
passed resolutions, severely censuring Gov.
'Wolf,for pardoning apertain John AV Laugh
„convicted at a late. Court foi• gambling,.
and sentenced to fine and imprisonnient.
.Mrs. Royal has a play on the'anvil,. to be
called the c 4 Cabinet;" it will soon be ready
-far the stage. If Mrs. Royal haS i made the
late - @abinet her theme, we think she has
found a prolific subject—though, to borrow
a phrase —it is a subject rather for comedy
The Beilitfont Patriot, of the first instant,
poteon wap -taken, and had 'leen
corrimittecrto•tho jailof this county, 6r/ a
Char:ei .of kink,'einnii-o4saed . Maftt of
02‘2tTlxaravzila, reao teviatazulaz, altilaNat sys, wins.
Stone Valley, Huntingdon county. , We are
not acquainted with the grounds ofsuspicion
which have at►thorised his commitment for
trial. It has been said that the hat, wick.
handkerchief and glove of Nlail;!t have been
found, and they were very bloody, hut not
the body. The deed, if done, must have
been perpetrated in the seven mountains.
The Anti-Masons of Massachusetts, are
about to take bold ground in politics t Ir the
ensuing gubernatorial contest. '('het• have
now a daily Journal at Boston which is con
ducted with ability and zeal; and cannot but
aid greatly in disseminating if not in incul
cating their doctrines. It is said, moreover,
that Governor Lincoln awl Lieutenant Gov
ernor Winthrop, both intend to evade the
ensuing contest, resigning as candidates,
awl thus there being all new men in the
field, the issue will be more doubtf i d.—
There will be three candidatea as at the
lust eleetiou—a Jackson candidate, a Na
tional Republican, and au Anti-Masonic.
Another Anti-Masonic newspaper is about
to be estalkshed at Reading.—ph id.
The Binghampton (Broome co.) Courier
says--We are inthrtned that an old gentle.
man is now confined in the jail of this village
fn. a debt of sonic 25 dollars, who is in his
An oil main, G loncester,F,nglanil, about
to fail in business, secreted three barrels of
spirits of Turpentine in a pond. Some o
his neigh hors, learning the circumstance,
contrived to bore luil - es in thelcasks, that the
turpentine (night escape, anal when it had
well leaked out, and covered a large surface
of the pond they set it on tire. A faint imi
tation oetti - J,Viining lake, and a warning to
dishonest oil men.
Six hundred and thirty:one dollars and
thirty-five cents were presented to the fire de
partment fund in New York, as the nett pro.
ceeds of a ball at the Bowery theatre. TIM
money ,js expended ,in aiding the widows
and Orpbanf 'firemen.
Mr. Chester, the Attorney for the Mission
aries, has proceeded to Georgia, with a copy
of the record and judgment in the Supreme
Court, expecting to arrive before the adjOu rn
mein of the Court by - Whom the - M issiona.-
ries were tried and sentenced. In the re
tnarks;of the Chief Justice and Judge Mc-
Lean; it intimated that on the strict en
forcement of the decision might depend the
questidn of the Court's' ever re-assembling.
Mrs. Royal! has taken sides with Georgia,
and against the Supreme Court! The atlitir
is therefore all over with the Missionaries ! !
Allitteration of 1 1 for Polities.—Proprie
tors of Parliament, plunderers of the public
purse, protected by Peers and prelates, will
be preventedirom_pillaging and pea:scenting
the people, by a patriot Prince's prero:,ative
1110thgg pe rSoi Sit pure piney es
whose preponderance will have power- to
purity Parliament and protect the public
from the pampered pensioners, partician
pick-pockets, and prostitutes, who prey on
its prOperty, and whose prigligate practices
are proclaimed by the,press.
Sttmley, the Secretary for Ireland,
' lately .4tafdrtin Parliament that, in 1831, the
total .pdinilOon, of the Emerald' was
7,734,000,1 ndA that the increase since 1831
had been at the rate of about thirteen and an
half a mile.
The South Carolina Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, closed its ses•
sion at Darlington, S. C., on the 31st of.lan
nary. Bishop Bedding presided. There
were 7 preachers admitted on trial-5 con
tinued on trial-6 admitted into full con
nection-2jordained deacons, and 16 elders.
There wasAeported from the circuits and
stations within the, bounds of the Conference,
an increase of more than 2,300 members,
during the past year.
The. comet has already been seen at
Gibraltar: A letter received in tondon
states: "a considerable portion of the tail of
the comet was visible to the inhabitants of
these parts. Thqcomet"itsell was seen, but
its direction was round to be noitherly, so
that we may soon expect the celvfial visiter.
• We understand that Gen. JACKSON, (the
President of the United States) completed
the sixty-fifth year of his age on Wednes
day the r4th instant.
It is stated positively that the "celebrated
George Kremer" moans to vote, dead or
alive, for the Hon. William Wilkins iurVice.
President. This will be sad news for the
The New Oyleans Bee cot - the 28th; ult.
says, That all the smaller tributaries of -the
11.1ississippi, in the upper part of Louisiana,
have overflowed theit banksv the planters
haves turned out all their force to sedurp the
levers, antb p prevent breaches from being
made by tlcelwaters. The same paper adil
ses.theiinhabitantigf the bank of the. river, .
to look to he stren.4 het n.
ments againSt inundation. 'Besides this
real eminent danger," says the Bee, "the
inhabitants of the interior are palsied swith
the dread of' the comet; he aberrations of
which are to 'unsphere this firm*set eartlj;
We are told that in the fulness of their cre
dulity, some of the oldest inhabitants have
shut themselves up in their .dwellings, in
hourly expectance of his unwelcome wan.
d(!rer, which has been sent on a minion of
Curious Su pc; scription.—A letter, with
the following direction, was lately received
at the Pottsville, (Pa.) Post Oflicec—Miss
Jane Williams, Cousin of John Owen's wife,
Pottsville—Near PhiladOphia, four miles
from New Castle, Schuylkill county 4 in
North America, in the United States.
A case of vial•practice was recently de,
sided at Litchfield, Connecticut, in which it
young physician, for having inoculated a
female just below the elbow joint, wounded
a nerve, and effecting an incurable injury,
was tined tbur hundred dollars.
Another unfortunate occurrence may be
added to the list that carelessness daily
spread4etae us, as a warning. A inen,,by
the name 'of Jacobs Sellers, living in the
neighborhood of Svhellsburg, Bedford co.,
Pa., was shot by his son, who was amusing
himself by snapping percussion caps, on a
gun supposed not to be - , harged. --The-hall
entered his shoulder and lodged in his breast.
So far as we havebeen able to ascertain the
wound is considered very dangerous.- -
On the Ist,inst. in a trap which had been
set in Sherburne, Mass. for a. supposed fox,
a huge wild cat was found caught by one of
hig toes: He was shot, and found to mea
sure three feet in length, and to weigh twen
ty-one pounds. No animal of that kind has
been killed in Sherburne for fitly years.
In Connecticut, - the number of permanent
residents unable to read, (exclusive of mi
nors) is estimated at thirty only I
Oliver Wolcott, who is now 71 years of
age, is the only surviving member of Wash.
ington's Cabinet. He succeeded Alexan
der Hamilton in the Treasury Department.
Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a
great deal more saucy.—Saville.
- E.;`1 . 10o
OUR C,41.4 4 1.1111,1TES :
INFERIOR TO NONE-LESS OBJECTIONABLE
THAN ANT-AND ('REFERABLE TO ALL.
Before the Baltimore Convention, it was
frequently predicted by our opponents, that
we should be unable to obtain candidates for
the offices of President and Vice President,
of such talents aild standing in the nation as
would claim the respect and confidence of
_That .Convention._ has. passAdy.
and the names of WILLIAM WIRT and AMO.Y.
,I.llAhca a e beibre life — nation - Twit •
names of the candidates of our party for the
above mentioned stations. Aro they quali
fied for them?
Of Mr. WIRT, it is needless to say much.
He has long been before the public in a
highly responsible - station and has long been
known as one of the ablest_civilians, most
accomplished statesman and most elegant
scholars of the country. For twelve. years,
con mtencing with - Mr. Monroe's elevation to
the Presidency, he has made one of the A
merican caliinet as Attorney General of the
United States. During this period has been
begun and 'perfected that system' of policy
which has raised the nation to the highest
pitch of prosperity—which has filled 'its
treasury to overflowing—has extinguished a l
great national debt--has called fbrth the la
tent resources of the country and brought
into vigorous exercise the slumbering ener
gies of a great and intelligent people—has
filled the land with the songs of plenty and
the shouts of industry; and, in short, has, as
if by cue han tient, erected villages and cities
where, bh short time since nodded the so
lemn forest; and mingled the voice of enter
prise uid civilization even with the rudeness
and flaunts of savage life. Mr. WIRT may
be reckoned among the fathers of this system
—he has, indeed, became identified with it.
As at jurist, he ranks among the first of
the country 'and the age. As an advocate,
he has scarcely a rival. His eloquence . is
of the most impassioned, chaste and power
ful character; convincing by the force of
the reasoning and the clearness of the de-
ductions—elevating by the purity and lof
tiness of the cohception and the rhetoric—
pleasing by the - beauty, harmony and etc
fiance of the periods; and mastering by a
siugidar concentration of all those striking
characteristics which convict, delight and
lead captive the judgment and imagination •
of the auditor. As fx i scholar, he is, per.
haps, second to no one. His lire of Patrick
Henry, together with his Old Backelm
and Brititti,,Spy have done as much, with
out doubt, to elevate and establish the lit
eof thisicountry, iii - any other works.
Some indeed of the latter.are hardly
surpaispd by any thing in the language. Of
such &candidate arty party , ',,in:ight, be prond.,
.in connexion. , with such
rerntS--Two l)ow:Att's per annum:*
paygble half-yearly in advance. No sub-
scriptions taken for less than six months,and
none discontinued unlll all utraarages are*
paid, A failure to notify a discontinuance,
will be considered a few engagement tutcl,
the papei forwarded",accordingly.
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'Whole Number, 103.
the greatest purity of character in every re
lation in life-4n the public and private sta
tion and in the social and domestic circle.
How much, moreover, is -the brightness of
his fame, in the latter respect, heightened by
the contrast which it exhibits to that of ilia
Mr. ELLMARER, our candidate for Vice;
President, is not so extensively and promin•
ently known, He is, however, in his native
State, and in the nation, very far from being
obscure or undistinguished. He is'yet in
the very primooflife, being only about forty•
live years of age. He has, notwithstanding,
won - his way to an eminence, as a politician,
jurist and a statesman, which is a sure evi.,
deuce' of the superior order of his talents and
extensiveness of his acquirements. He iser
roan of deep and penetrating sagacity—rea.
dy and discriminating in his conceptions, and
prompt and decided in action. He - is,
filet, one of those kind of men who are al.
ways equal to the emergency however great'
it may he—one, the resources of whose=
mind are only fully known when called forth
by the magnitude of the duty to be perform.
ed. In his feelings he is generous, patrici•
tic and independent. In ; , I_= arson he is
dignified and conantandinV,•A .
ment;affable t _geitieiikeily and
ing—in his life' and --- charecter,
Such is the man whoM the anti.MaitiOnW
tv present for the office of Vice Prat; 'en `.
one who will not suffer in comparison Wit
any other who may be presentedforth •; .•
That our remarks may not seem to be tut.
aggerated, and to have been made at ran.
(loin, •we subjoin the following brief sketch
of his public life which has been politely fur
nishtd us by a gentleman in Pennsylvania,
who is intimately acquainted with Mr. EH
maker, and who has the means of knowing it
to he-correct. Some other accounts dint
public services have embraced slight hale.
AMOS ELLMAKER, the Anti-Masonic can.
didate for the office of Vice-President or
the United States, was born in Lancaster
County, Pennsylvania, in 1787.
He finished his education at Princeton
College, in New-Jersey, and graduated in
Having studied law for one year In Lan•
caster, attended the law-lectures of Judge
Reeve and Mr. Geoid, in Litchfield, Conn•
for one year, and on his return studied one
year in Harrisburg, he in 1808 commen•
ced the practice of law at Harrisburg...
He was a member of the House of Rep%
resentatives of. Pennsylvania, during the
session of 1812-13, and 1813.14, from Date'
In the fall of 1814, while with the Penn.
sylvania volunteers and militia at Balt/.
mare ; in the capacity of aid of Gan. Fors.
ter, he was elected a member of Congress,
by the Counties of Dauphin ; Lebanon and
In the spring of 1815, before the twits
of the time for taking . his seat, os
or Snyder, Presiclentludo?.--of—the-Judiei------
District, composed of the Counties of Da
phin, Lebanon and Schuylkill.
In the full of 1816, he was appOinted
Governor Snyder iktterney General of'
Pennsylvania; and the appointment waa
renewed by Governor Findlay, (who site.'
ceeded Goir. Snyder in 1817,) and wait
held till the summer of 1819.
In 1821, he removed to the eity - of - Lan..
caster. In the spring Of 1828, he was ap.
pointed by Gov. Shulze Attorney Genera/
of Pennsylvania, and held the office till the
summer of 1829.
He has at different periods of his- life,
twice declined the office of Secretary of
the Commonwealth; and . twice that. of
Judge of the Supreme Court of Penney!.
v ania.—pliddlebury,Vermont,Free Press.
The prospects of Anti-Masonry werer
never so encouraging as they are at present.
The freemen of the country are every
whese awaking to the importance- of abol ,
ishing an institution which under the guise
of charity and benevolence exerts a tremor)s
dous political power, and enables its votaries;
to set the laws at, defiance. In our own
,State the Masonic party are alarmed. They
feel that the sceptre is about departing-
from them. Hence .the various schetnee
engendered by the fraternity,lo - the
people, and defeat Ritner. A skeleton of a
party, which has assumed-the high sound- -
ing title of National Republican g composed
of about 10,000 Clay Masons and Jacks,
will hold a convention in May next, to nom.
inate a candidate fi)r Governor. This force
is the corps de reserve of the Jackson Ma-
sonic party. They KNOW that Pennsylvae
nia will elect an Anti-Masonic governor at
the coming election, unless some extraor
dinary eilbrts on their part are made. So
the nationals, their "friends in needy" wilt •
nominate a candid* fin' . Governor, who
they expect will receive the votes of many
who would otherwise vote , (op Ritneri While
the votes of those. within the Influence
the cable-toW wilt begiven s to Weir Eren
then the advocates or Masonry be de- , ---
rented. Witt, Ellmakeveis Ritner\willikreeto
all before them.-.—[Norristoton* P4Pc- Press. .
. 4 Thooe' who up* -riniddY - find is 04:4