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HOPE IN HE AV - EN.
In mercy bind this bruised heart,
Thou Power, who made me smile and weep:
Hush its wild throb—or hid it part—
And endless sleep. °
Oh! , where's the hope for lofty winds?
Those souls of oak who will not eravo—
Nor bend—though rent by ruthless winds!
Where!—ln the grave.
Ins co-mates fly the woOnded deer;
The 'mien hangs sicklr when she wanes;
And wintry storms; tind hoar frosty drea r
Strip autumn's plains.
Rut there's a. rest for those who mourn;
A hahn for bcy-ouns xvrong and riven;
; Alild dreams for eyes with anffnisli worn;
"Fis—//ope in Heaven.
SPEED THE PLOUGH.
Speed the Plough! 0, speed the plough!
The .sun is up, the time is now,
Dtive on my boys, t :od speed the plough.
Now the green blade, l ieciiing low
From- the last dissolving snow,
Tells the gladdened I hrnier how
Heaven's aid can speed the plough.
Harvest home: 0 hear the sound,
And each jocund tale go round;
The proudest. lord might envy now
The merry titan who guides the plough.,
The merchant's gold the miser's hoard,
The sailor's holm the so ldii,c,". o Td,
The top's affected air, must how
'l'o the rattling looms and gliding plough.
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A NIGHT AMONG TILE WOLVES.
"J'lie gaunt wolf,
Scenting the place of slaughter with his long
And most offensk.e howl, did ask for blood.'
‘"Fhe wolf—the gaunt and ferocious wolf!
How many tales of wild horror are associa
ted with its name ! Tales of the deserted
battle-field—where the wolf and the vulture
fi!ast together—a horrible obscene banquet,
N realizing the fearlid description of the Siege
- "On the edge of the gulph
Tb,cre sat a raven dapping a wolf,"
amidst the old and st ilk:Mug corpses of the
fallen; or of . 'the wild Scandinavian liwests,
where the pease sinks down exhausted a
mid the itrift.s--ocwil eerand-the-w144"---welf
howl sounds fearfully a4 \ his deafening ear;
and lean !brats and evil `e,ye-glither-Te-1 -
around him, as if impatient Tor the death. oh
the doomed victim.
"The early settlers of New England were
not unfrequently incommoded by tliutii.
bers and ferocity of the wolves, which pr4hwl
- aloud their rude settlements.. Tho hunter
easily overrowered them, and 'With one dis-.
charge of his musket scattered them from
about his dwelling. They fled even faint
the timid child, in the broad glare of day—
but in the thick turd solitary night, far away
from time dwellings amen, they were terri
ble, from their fiendisl► and ferocious appe
tite for blood.
"I have heard of a fearful story of the
wolf, from the lips )l sonic of the old settlers
- of Vermont, perhaps it may he best old in
the language of one of the witnesses of the
" "Iwas a night of Januarv,.in the year
17—. We' hod been to a line quiltingfrol
ahout two miles foul our little, settlement
of four or five log-hintses. 'Twasiather
late—about twelve o'clock, 1 should guess
--When tile party tiroto.lip — The teWas ito
moon—and a dull, grey shadow cr haze
hung all around the horizon, while ore rhead
a few pale and sickly looking stars gaye us
- their all light, as they shone through a
dingy curtain. There were six olus in coin
pany—Harry Mason and myself, and 'four
as pretty girls as ever grew up this side of
the Green Mountains. There were my two
sisters and Harry 'S sister and his sweetheart,
the daughter or our• next door neighbor.
She was a right dowry handsome girl—that
Caroline Allen. I- never saw:her equal,
though I tun no stranger to pretty faces.
She was so pleasant and kind of heart—so
gentle and sweet-spoken; and , so intellig ent
besides; that every bodploved her. . Silo
had an eye ‘ as blue as the hill violet, andler
lips were . INt'e a red rose leaf in _June. No
wonder that harry Mason lovid her—boy
though he was—for we hack neither of us
seen our seventeenth summer:
"'Otar path lay through a thick 'fore& of
oak, with here and there a talfpine rating
its dark, full shadow against the, sky; with
alLoutline rendered inTlistincf, by the thick
darkness. The snow - wad deep--deeper a
great deal Atran it ever failsof late years—
but the surfiice was frozen strongly enough .
to-bearour weight,-and we hurried . on over
- the white pathway with rapid steps. Wo
had not proceeded far before a low, long howl
came to our ears . We all knew it in a mg.
-Mont and I could feel a shudder Ihrilling
the arms thal were folded close to my own,
ti . sudden Cry hidst from the lips dud of
us- 1 1 The wolves—the wolves!".
"Did you:eyer see.a: wild wolf—anot one
of your caged, broken down,, show animals,
which are exhibited for sixpence sight;cllll
- half price—but 4 fiarcr half - itaryud
ranger of the'svuttry fore t,, howhng and
hurrying aver the barren snow, actual)
.one one ot God's
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creatures which has such a frightful fiendish
look, as this animal. It has the form as
well as the spirit• of.a domon.
"'Another, and another howl—and then
we could hear distinctly the quick patter of
fect 7 behind us Wa all turned right about,
and - looked in the directiotrofthe sound.
"'The devils' are after us,' said Mason,
pointing to a line of dark, gliding bodies.]
And so in fact they were--a whole troop of
them—howling like so many Indians in a I
pow waw. We had no weapons of airy kind;
and we knew enough of the nature of the 1
vile creatures who t'ollowed its, to feel that
it would be useless to contend without them.
There. was not a moment to lose—the sav
age beasts were close upon Os. To attempt
ilight would have been a hopeless affair.—
There was but one chance ofsuccess, and
we. instantly seizell upoh it.
"'To the tree--let us climb this tree!' I
criCil, springing forwards towards a low
botighed and gnarled oak, which I saw at a
glance, might be easily climbed int o .
"'Harry Mason sprang lightly into the
tree, and aided in placing the terrified girls
in a place of comparative securit% among
the thick boughs. 1 was the last on the
ground, and the whole troop were yelling at
tny heels before I reached tire rest of the
company. There was one moment of hard
breathing and wild e•;cla mat ions among us,
and then a feeling a calm thanklidness for
our escape. '('he night was cold-and we soon
began to shiver and shake, like so many
milers on the topmast of an Iceland wh a ler.
Barre was no murinurs—no complain
ng among us for we could distinctly see the,
gaunt, atterniated bodies of the ..wolves be
teath us, and every now and then we could
fee great, glowing eves, staring up into the
t"PC where we were seated. And then their
Fits—they were loud and long and devilish!
" 4 1 know not how long we had remained
ii this situation, for we had no means cif as
ertaining the time—when rheard a limb
&the tree cracking as if breaking iklown be
wadi the weight of sonic of us; and a mo
nent after a shriek went through my ears
Ike the piercing of a knife. A light form
vent plunging, crown through the naked bran
:hes, and - fell With a dull and Leavy sound
von the still - snow.
44 "Oh, God! 1 am gone!"
"'lt was the voice of-Caroline Allen.-
- TheTnnr - Trr,*rl' its v -spolte-vagnin+—Therc
was a horrible dizziness and confusion in
brain, a - -
—tbr the whole was at that time like an
ugly, unreal dream. I only remember that
there were cries and shiAlerings around
me; perhaps I joined with them—and that
there were smothered groans, and dreadful
howls underneath. I+--Was -All- over in, a
Moment. Poor Caroline She was liter
allo:,aten The wolves had a fright
retist and they became raving mad with
the, tast ed blood.
W hen come fully to myself—when
the horrible dream went off—and it lasted
but a moment—l\struggled to shake off the
arms of my sisters,'whidi were clinging a
round me, and could Plinve cleared myself,
should have jumped du o.aMong the rag-•
inn animals. But when a_econd thought
Caine over met I knew that anyattempt at
res'cue would be useless. As forpoor Ma
son, he, was wild with horror. He iad tried
to tallow Caroli . she ••. I, but he
could not o his terrified
sister. - His t it constitution‘
auk frame, were*-tintilikto s ithstand the
dreadful trial; and Wairioil close by niy
side, with his hands firmly clenched and
his teeth set closely, gazing down upon the
dark, wrangling creatures below, with the
fixed stare of a maniac. It was indeed a
terrible scene. Around me was the thick
cold night—and below, the ravenous wild
beasts were lapping their bloody jaws, and
howling for another victim.
, The morning broke at last; and our
frightful enemies fled at the fist adVauce of
day-light, like so many cowardly murder.-'
ers. We waited until the sun had risen
berife wp ventured- to crawl from our rest
ing-place. We were chilled through—eve
ry limb was numb with cold and, terror—
Fi4oor MaS'on was,delirious, and raved
wildl about the' dreadful things he had
witnessed. There were bloody stains all
around the.tree; and two or three long locks
of dark hair were trampled into the snow:
"We had gone but a little distance when
•we were met by our friends from the Settle
'Frient., who had became alaerried at our ab
'Sence. They were shocked•at our wild and
frightful appearance; and - my brothers have
oftentimes told me that at first view we all
seemed like so many crazed and brain-
Sfiicken creatures. They assisted es to
; fetich hoMes; but Harry Ntason never
recovered fully from the dreadful trial.-
1 - 10eglected his busineSs, his studies, and
his' friends, and would sit nlonelde,liTitirs
together, ever and anpn muttering to him=
self aboin, that horriyie night. He fell to
drinkin! , soon after, and. miserable
drunkind, • before age had whitened a hair
in his head. - •
"For ply own pyt, I cenfoss I have ne
ver 'en..irely overcome the -terrors of the we;
landholly circumstance whielif have endea
vored to describe.,Ve 'thought of it. has
haunted me' like my own shadow; and, even
now, - the whelp,seeite conies at tittles frt.slity
NX7' tNI:; ba: VClig
betbre me i►i mv;drCams, and 1 start tip with
something or the same coelings or terror
which I experienced when; more that► hall
a century ago, I passed A N irr AmoNu THE
NV OLV "
'rho Rev. Mr. G—, a respectable cler
gyman in the interior of the state, relater
the following aneedotd.—A. couple canie to
him to be married, and alter the knot was
tied, the bridegroom addressed iii in with—
"I low much do you ax, Mister!"
"Why, replied the Clergyman, "r gen,
orally take whatever is otictred me. Some
times inure, sometimes less. I leave it to
the bridegroom." ,
"Yes, but how much do you ax, I say,"
repcnited the happy man.
" I have just said," returned the clergy
man, "that I left it to the decision of the
bridegroom ; some give me ten dollars ;
some live• some three; some two; some
one; and some, only a quarter era one."
• ".3 quarter, ha?" said the bridegroom.
"Wal, that's as reasonable as a body could
ax.—Let me see, I've got the m o ney,"—
lie took out his pocket book, there was no
money there :• he fumbled in all' his pock
ets, but not a sixpence could he fi n d.—
"Dung it," said he, "I thought I had some
money with me, but I recollect n e w, 'twas
in my other trowsers pocket. Hefty, have
you got such a thing as two shillings about
"Ale !" said the bride, with a mixture oC
shame and indignation, "I'm asionisl►ed at
ye, to Come here to.be married without
money to pay for it ! known it attire,
I would'►it a come a step with ye ; you
might have gone alone to be married for
‘.Yes, 4likponsider, Hettv," said-ihtr
bridegroom, in a soothing tone, "we're mar
ried now, and it can't be helped; if .you've
got sick a thing as a couple of shillings—"
"Here, take 'em," interrupted the angry
bride, who during this speech, had been
searching in her work-bag ;''and don't.you, "
said she, with a signitidant motion of her
linger, "don't you never serve inc rich - a
anither trick."—N. - Y. Con. cllation.
SWgENY'S Chair Factory at the-corner
F.den eacl Wilks streets Fell's Point was
entire y estroyed by fire ou,Satur ay riKiltti`
- about seven o'clock.-Ball. Gctz. 4
Every thing on .earth that is of any sort
Of importance,-is apt to be counterfeited.—
Even Lorenzo Dow, whom one would sup
pose as difficult to counterfeit as Perkin's
check plates, has not been able to escape
the general mistlnlune. He has issued his
manifesto against a certain pseudo-Dow,
who professing to be the veritable Lorenzo,
is going about the country and deceiving
the people in his name; and he cautions all
manner of persons throughout - the United
States , to be on their guard against the said
counterfeit.—N. Y. Constellation.
Case of Distress.—Good morning, (said
a citizen to a traveller) why are you going
on lbot, have you no Jacks to ride upon?—
Answer.—Fur the most part we have; but
we have lent them to the masons to ride
upon until after - the election.
A NEW LEGAL ,CASIk
the 'Marine court, tWolitiabS erne laW
haviiikr some dispute, a few days since, one
pulled other's nose. The pulled com
plained to ie Court !iirthwith, against his
act of violence, on the s part of the pulice, , the
Judge called ujkin severaLbystandep, who
declared they did not see the act done; the
nose was bloody, but the Judge geclaiell al
lowing the pulled to spea4 .throtip,h his nose.
am here," said he, "tbdeCAd&law ac
cording to tesihnonv, andio'there is no tes
timony, before the i_;Ourt as tithe act being
posttvely done, the Court rules that your
nose was not pulled. Let it be entered on
the. minutes accordingly." •
.AURORA BOREALIS,—We had last
evening one of most curious displays of nor
thern light that we ever saw in this latitude.
Notwithstanding the appearance
. ot the
moon, they was a. thin sheet of light red)lif
bling she muslin, spreading up from the
north, oc asionally breaking away, then as
suming me fantastic shape, and then join
in a' and covering about one quarter of the
whole visable heavens.—U. S. Gas.
young man, not twenty years 'of age,
of respectable parents, has been arrested .in
Georgetown for breaking open 'and robbing
the office ola canal contractor of several
hundred dollars. The money was found
sewed up in the collar of his coat, and . he
subsequently confessed hiS guilt.
Joseph C. Melchor, late EditOr and pub
lisher of the "Chillicothe Evening- Post,"
has been tried in the CourtofConiman Pleas
for Ross County, fur, .';stabbing with inteht
to, kill," found guilt, by ti.jurY of twelve
of his fellow citizetisi . and sentenced to con
finement and hard labor for ) threw years,. in .
,the Penitentiary of Ohio. Mr. Melchor,
(('apt.. NVoo&ide,) is a :Jacksonian. The
difficulty between them originated in the
selection elan individual to succeed the pre.
sent Postmaster orChillicothe, whose , pun.
islitnent" was determined-31r. Nlelcher
preferring one, and Ca pt. \VOodsido anoth
PROGRESS OF i►IORMONTSXI.
The. Editor of the Painsvdie Ohio Ga
zel to says:
.11arris, one of the original Mor
mon propinks,arrived in the village hug Sat
urday, on his ‘i'av to the "Holy
De says he has seen Jesus Chi ist, and that
'he is the handsomest man he evcr did see.'
De has also seen the Devil, whom he :de
scribes to be a very sleek haired fellow, with
four feet,"and a head like a Jack Ass—LA
11.i.50. -. NR: one, we pr6suthel '
Froin the 'York Republic!,;ln or April 9.G
The body of a young woman, supposed
to have been droWned, wa.. found at M tisser's
Fishery, in •ChanetTord Township, on tho
14th inst. She had on a calico froCk, lace
boots, white cotton stockings, fastened With
elastic garters, With silver clasps, and on
her linger two rings. one of gold, the other
a metal unknown. She had no head dress.
There was nothing about her person to give
any clue to her name.
Thc Poiaf (7.—10 w 'me to impress npon
the minds of your readers the filet, that
taking—up the potatoes intended for seed
next year, before they are ripe—that is,
before they are full grown, and exposing
them to the sun iOr a month or six weeks,
and at plantinfr, time, observing the eye-end
and placing it upward, will secure without
any other trouble or expense, a crop ofeve
-ry-variety-tif-tfarpottt444,--44i„x weeks earlier
than the same variety 'of the potato, if al
lowed to glow ripe, will produce.
To PRODUCE: EARLY CABIWES.-A wri
ter in the Domestic Encyclopiedia gives the
following method to produce early cabbagek
—ln the spring, as sniiiiiirtre sproths on
the cabbane stalks have grown to the length
of a plant fit for setting,.cut them out with
a slice of the stalk about 2 inches long: and
if the season permit, plant them in a gar
den, and the usual care will produce good
,resetyve. CuiuM6er pl ants from bugs
the_stalka of onion
which have been set out in the sprinfr, and
stick down five or six of them in each bill
of cucumbers, and the bug will immediate
ly leave them. It would be Well after a few
days to renew them, but one application has
frequently been found to be completely effec
The common chieves or styes will have
the same effect with the onion. If this
method fittls, catch the bugs and kill them.
Fires lighted in a. garden in the evening
will destroy a great many insects.
Abduction and Murder of Wm. Morgan.
[Concluded from No. 48 of Vol. of the Sian.]
Orson Parkhurst, the person who drove Platt's
carriage, containing Morgan, trove_ Rochester west
ward,- ro4 soon as the outrages beoune a matter of
mild icinvestigation, was found to be absent. No
truce of hint could be fbund; and attoinpts wore
made to mislead the. coin mittees, by'representing
.thatho had gone to Michigan, and other places,
widely different from the place of his actual con.. ,
cealment. The most diligent inquiries were made
respecting him for months, arid even years, and
all hopes of penetrating the concealment which
screened hint, were nearly abandoned, When his
place of residence was discovered, in August,
1829. Prompt, efficient, and secret measures were
immediately taken, to secure his attendance as a
witness, and ho was unexpectedly arrested in the
eastern part of' Vermont. Ho had supposed that
all danger of finding him had passed; and he was
living in the fancied security, that if any danger
of this, kind threatened him, ho should,. receive
timely information. .I to was regularly advised by
Ida Rochester brethren of all that transpired; and
twice during his absence, George Ketchum, a pen
sioned agent of the Fraternity, had visited him.—
Twice, also, hadle left Kis place of residence, and
at each tone, spent some months hiding in anotli
er State. Ho was brought as far as Albany; in
the mean time, the—fraternity- at Rochester had
become suspicious of
,the true state ofthe case, and
sent on to Albany, ttiat4o must u at all events, be
)abst2cted from the person having. him in charge.
"Possessed of these instructions, agents were em.
ployed to keep a Vigilant watch; and when he left
Albany, in charge ofthe. agent of the state, ho was
tbllowed by an agent of. the fraternity. ' He was
thus pursued westward, nearly two hundred miles.
At . Montezuma. an unknown person came on
beard the canal boat hi' which Parkhurst Was, just
at night. He did not give his .name, and no ono
knew him. That night, the unknown individual.
and Parkhurst escaped from the boat, and no tit!:
ings have been hoard of him since. Parkiturs'i.
was himself-a mason, and Wits hasips ''. , t,o o the•
truth, would have been a most importaiit'l 110;1
It le believed, that his testimony would ha e dis.
closed the agency of soreral parsons in Iti , Cli, liter
in the conppirety . ,_ against whriM no proof had
hithertAtibitlfAnd They had (hereon) a deep
stake in his absence. , , • '4. . .
The driver Of the stage west, on the morning
when 'was I carried through 'Rochester,
might, by his testimony, have, throWn some light
upon the subject. Heals() Ipfl the place, and when
at wngth it was ascertained, in Augtist, .1829,
%viler° he - was, moasurei - were -taken to secure his
attendarieb as a witness. Although thous mea:
sures were taken with every precaution of secrecy .
yet, by some minccountable means, lu;_becume in-'
formed iifftWiii; and Red just beforeltie officer '0. 7
riVed.tol.aro' A idin; ' &:,the intbrinatiwr that-might
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have been derived from his testimony was entire.
Isaac Fflrwell was present at Sol C. Wright's,
on the cn ening of the 13th ofSeptenther,when the
Marty was ti are with Morgan; and as they re:
nreiued at that place several hours, and procured
an accession to the number of the conspirators, his
testimony was exceedingly important., Heiliow-
ever, with the assistance of members of the ma
sonic fraternity, so skibblly avoided the process
that way issued to compel his attendance, that the
publie prosecutor only succeeded once- in getting
him rehire a grand jury. After that, ho forfeited
the bonds which lie had given flr his appearance
to testify on trialt'and not all the constantexert ions
of vigilaiat officers were sufficient to discover hint
again. 'For many months, he was secretly flying
from county to county, and as the approach of
courts rendered new exertions to secure him pros
bable, hiding in Canada, without the jurisdiction
ofstate process. Just previous to the last special
circuit, held in Niagara, county, the prosecuting
officer oftlia t county ascertained that he had gass
ed through Lockport but a short time previous._
and supposing that it was his intention tovisit his
tit in ily, who resided three Miles from that place.
he sent an officer there to secure him, Farewell
did not visit his family, though he had not seen
them for many months. It was subsequently as.
cod:tined, by an appearance so open, and that he
was taken I) v..the wife of Solomon C. Wright, and
smuggled off to Canada the same night, without,
- evelpheing pt,rmitted to visit his own house, or ti
ietbrth his wife that he was in that vicinity. These
are not the only instances of witnesses abscond
ing or being secreted, but if all were to be enu
merated, the detail would be found to be too tedi ,
olls. There are circumstances existing in Tela.
Linn to some of thew, which leave-the irresistible
presumption upon the mind that they were hired,
at. a heavy expense, to leave their holism & their
business, in order that their testimony mightnot
place the reputation, the liberty, and the lives of
some members of the fraternity at hazard.
Edward Giddies was told, i'fhe would leave the
country to save his friends, any amount of money
which he should demand was ready for him, and
had been furnished for the express purpose. An
extravagant sum was offered for his property, if
ho would go, by a mason, who said het was au.
thorized to make the purchase, and that the money
had been furnished by the grand ledge for the
pu r pose.
The conduct of masonic witnesses on the stand
after their attendance had. been secured, is also
worthy ofa few remarks. With very few excer.
tions, they manifested an
.evident reluctance to
testify. In some other cases, they testified with
obvious and palpable falsehood Some ofthem exer
cised aviece of casuistry,in relation to their judicial
oath, which is not a little remarkable. It seems
that those implicated had argued themselves into
the belief, that there was.no greater sin than the
breaking of a masonic oath; that if • they told the
truth in relation to the out rage, they should di.
vulge a secret which they were tnasoiiically bound
to keep, which would criminate themsofves; and
that, therefore, their only course was to testify that
- atri ey — rn ow notriiig — iiimuttliWiraTr".."Strange
as is the infatuation manifested by this reasoning
there was not wanting a counsellor of the. an.
premo court, a royal arch mason, to advise theta,
that if they were implicated iii tho affair, they
might safely swear, that "they knew nothing a.
bout it," instead of protecting themselves from
answering at all, on the ground that it would
criminate themselves. Certain it is, that many
witnesses, to whom circumstances almost uner
ringly pointed, as having a knowledge of; or being
implicated in, some portion of the transaction, did.
come forward and solemnly make oath, that"they
knew nothing about the affair." Some others, who
did pretend to give an account of their knowledge
of the transaction, testified in such a way, as to
leave an impression upon the mind of every au
ditor, that they had not satisfied that part of their
judicial oath, which required them to tell the:whole
truth. No man, who heard the testimony of Hiram
Hubbard, Ezra Platt, Solomon C. Wright, & some
others, could believe for a moment, even from their
own statenients . , that they had disclosed all they
knew of the affair. The evidence that was ex.'
tracted limn witnesses of this character, with ab
solutely wrung from them, so reluctant did they
appear to disclose. Witnesses, on several instan
ces, came into c:ourt...with.theitown couns - 4, a cir.
cuinstance unheard ofin courts ofjustice before,
to advise with them what questions they were le..
gaily bound to ft enswer. They would frequently
refuse decidedly totinswer a. question, , even,after
its propriety had been argued by their own coon.
eel, and decided by the court, and continue in such
contumacious conduct until the order weaved.
out for their commitment,. and then their arm
pew. would give way, and a reluctant answer
would be forced from thorn. Some ot them,oemorst
determination of purpose, or having more impor.
taut secrets to conceal, stood out in. their refusal
to answer until the lasti• lei March, 2829, Isaac
Allen refused to answer a question, before the
grand jury of Monroe county; the jury reported
him to the court, which' determined, after solemn
argument, that the witness could not protect him.
self from answering the question. He, however,
still refuised, and walecommittetlfor the contempt.
In June, 1829, Eli : Bruce was taken Before the
g'rand jury ofGenesee county, on a habeas corpus,
as a witness, and he refused to be sworn. At a
special circuit, held iu June last, at:Lockport, in
Niagara county, Orsumus Turner was called ass
witness, on the trial of Ezekiel Jewett, the keeper
of Fert,Nilfgara at the time of Morgan's confme
meetthere; The three following questions were
successively put to Turner, as ik witness:: "Was •
the defendant ono of the persons consulted with,
in relation tetieparating Morgan from lie Wends
at Batavia, aiemetios of suppressing . thettentem•
plated fnibli cation of a book concerning the secret
of freemasonry?" "DO you know that the defen
dant, Ezekiel Jewett., was applied to for a•phice, in
or about fort Niagara, for the purpose ofconfining
William Morgan?" "Was you ever present when
the subject of preprint( a place at fort Niagara,
or at any other place within the county ofNiagarti.
for the confinement of Morgan, was discussed in
presence of defendant?" He successively refus
;to answer these questions; and lie was !intone.
fed, tot this centinriaciouti conduct, for he first.
contempt, to thirty &us imprison t, and r ee2so!
fine; and fiir the two last, tothirty days impriion.
meat, fbr each contempt. .
On the same trial, Eli Bruce and John Whit.
,ca,lied as witnesses, and successively :
refuscia to.be sworn. Bruce was sentenced to thir.,-
ty Alas imprisonment, for this contempt; & Whit•
nev to like imprisonment, and also tom a fine or
ft2.'so. These individuals, aro 'all /iabiW tinder the
laws-0611e state of Now'York, to hie fertherlntri.
ished for their crinteuipts, after conviction upon an
indictment, by imprisonment for one year each,
and by a fine 0ft52.50. Itie evident that no slight
cense could have induced them to take thiwurtie, •
and inti Oct themselves o
to ch.punish All .
, . roman rAGE.I