Lewisburg chronicle. (Lewisburg, Pa.) 1850-1859, October 30, 1850, Image 1

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Touch Not, Taste Not, Handle Not
Cheerless and cold, a winter's storm
Mew o'er the dismal cell,
Where at a Prisoner's hasenrd form
That once I knew full nell '.
When first I knew his noMemiuJ,
Now wrapt in frenzy's jlee,
I knew not where on earth to find
A soul moie calm and free.
'Twas then his buoyant spirit rose
In proud majettic power.
To calm and soothe ihe eanhly woea
Of life's tempestuous hour !
Where'er he moved on earthVwide range.
His presence was a charm
To banirh care and grief assuage.
And cheer the drooping form.
And ia it that once noble soul.
That now is brought so low,
lly crime as deep and deed as foul
As e'ei marked.moil.il fie !
What magic spell, what hellish art
Has been employed to break
The peaceful mind, the cheertul heart,
The soul that once was f real !
It was the deep and hidden foe
Within the fatal bowl
That marred his (race, and filled with woe
His former noble soul.
Yes. yes, it was li e fatal cup
Which held the deadly sia-ll
That drank his noble spirit up,
Aud made his mind a hell.
When first he took the fatal glass,
'J'was drank 'mids-t mirth and ;lee.
The cheerful song ernur'him passed,
And yet bis mind was free.
Again, and yet "Klin, he qukflrd
The deadly draught with glee.
And at the trifling song he laughed.
And yet bia mind was free.
Dut soon the fatal charm had twined
lis deadly grasp so firm
Around his pure and noble mind
He loteb the poisoned ciarm.
And whenjjis mind, no longer frelr,
He burst the bands of hope,
'T was then the raging, stormy sea
In tempests o'er him broke.
lie laughed to scorn the friendly prayer
That wooed him to return,
And as the lion for bis lair,
So did bis spirit burn.
At last, when frenzied with the win.
He dared the raging flood.
And madly rushed into a crime
That bathed his hands in blood.
Yes, yea, alas ! that noble mind
Which once was pure and sound.
Ia now by shame and guilt combined
In frenzy's fettcra bound.
And soon his mortal life must pay
The forfeit of a crime
Which casta bia noble soul away
And shortens thus his time.
Reider ! beware that cop.
It holds a deadly strife.
Which dries the inmost spirit up,
And soon can end thy lite.
This earth is but a troubled sea.
An ever-raging scene
Of bappineaa or wo to tbee
Indeed " 'tis but dream."
" Tou'h not, taste not. nor handle not,"
la divine command ;
And never let it be forgot
While sacred truth shsll stanJ.
Reject with acorn the proffered cup,
And lor thy reason why,
" Touch not, taste not, nor handle not,"
B thy unmoved reply.
Wasaisofo, D. C, 1850.
Who will do so to Us ?
We received the other day the following
letter. We give it to our readers os being
the only specimen of a Jlower-y style in
composition that we ever admired :
"My Dfar Friend Allow me to in
trude a few momens upon the incessant
occupation of an editor' time, to solicit
vonr acceptance of a barrel of 'extra fam
ily' flour, or mv own manufacture ; . fur
which you will find on the other side an or
der upon my correspondents.
I hope your domestic arrangement?
may be such, that you will personally test
the good qualities of the article. It is tru
ly a gratifying reflection, that alter the
manducation of tho editor and the' subse
quent processes of incorporation, the more
spiritual essences and prnpertiesof this flour
may be exhaled and" diffused widely thro'
that most excellent periodical, 'Holdcn's
Magazine. ,
"Wishinjjt you all imaginable good for
tune, I am. Truly, your friend, t j
It was written by a college friend, one1
'whose friendship weighs in the scale of our
esteem ever "60 lbs. to the bushel." We
wish him the best success in the line ol
life he baittdopted. Success is sure to be
his in any .honorable calling. May the bar
rel of his life-enjoyment never weigh less
than 106 lbs., and may the wife be hasy el
to "take unto himself be like the flour
he sent us, sweet, pure, able to make the
fettof bread, and id all respects "extra
A 1 - M ti l .
isnuiy.. ruoiocn Dollar Magazine.
From Peterson's National Kafasine.
Down among the smooth sands, paddling
in this ea, with garments tucked up high
above her Knees, nay, gathered up and fol
ded about her bosom, and only withheld
from dropping on her young limbs by the
little hands that clasped ami buckled them
fast in front. Stood a child of SOme Seven
1 years 01(1.
IS red from h r birth in the very lap of the
great ocean, fir her mother's duelling was
a cutting in the side f the chalk cliff, lit
tle Katey loved the kindly waters with the
love of a fost-.- liild. .. Never were the sur
ges too rough, nevtrt were the shining
di-pths too treacherously glassy fit her da
ring feet.
On this particular diy, Hi sl:e snorted
with the waves, it chanced that ns she
dance J backward farther and further into
the sen, singing a careless chant tf hei
own, an outbreak of some childish emo
iin shaping itse f into spontaneous melo
dy her eye was suddenly attracted to
some object standitlg out brtghl and spark
ling from the w hite chalk of the clifl. At
first she thought it was a grey gull, or a
foolish guillemot that had taken its stand
on tho jutting rocky ledgn. She could
plainly discern two wings waving on the
air and frinud with numerous beautiful
tints exactly like those masses of sea foam
touched by the sunlight, with which she
had so of' en sported. UpUirne by the )
f.tiry pinions fl uted a f nn more lovely
than anything the child had eer seen.
What could it be ?
As she asked herself this question, ab
sorbed in her new wonder, the child al
lowed her garments to drop from her hold.
No sooner were they released from her
clasp than the wind filled them like a sail ;
and away floated little Kutey, far, far out
upon the bosom of the great waters.
One moment her ftfTrigh'cd gaze turned
toward home. Sho heard her mother's
shriek from the cabin in the cliU ; and min
gling with th it piercing cry, she fancied
she heard, loo, the old echo so often given
oacK to ner wi.u snout oy ine netgnis over-.
head. Then, as drowners do, she saw, as ,
the heavy l.des rolled over her and pressed ;
upon her shut lids, green fields gleaming
far away bright lands she might never
touch. Next, the giddy waves seemed
whiiling her round and fcund, and the en
gulphing waves choked - her, till she
With returning consciousness the first
ol'jecl that met her eyes was the same
fury-like at which she had been gazing
when the sea flowed over her. On looking
around she found that she was lying in a
small cave or hollow of the cliff, midway
up the steep. The floor on w hich she was
s' retched was a many-colored mosaic,
formed cf the fan-shells from the beach
below ; the roof the could not see, for the
wings of the faiiy being , now bending
above her completely arched it over, so
that all lhat met her upturned gaze was one
beautiful downy net-work, glimmering with
opal-like and ever-varying rays, like those
upon the ocean foam, as she had seen il at
eve when sunset lay along the sands.
" Where am 1 !' was the first question
of the bewildered child.
"In the cave of the fairy Cliflelds,"
was the answer. "Be at peace, sweet
sportcr, between earth and the sea !'' con
tinued the fairy i " live here, and be equal
ly happy between the white wall and ;he
cloud. . Here shall no struggles await, no
mortal sorrow overwhelm you. Until you
learn to pine fur your natural home, this
shall be your .dwelling ; but once lament,
shed but one human tear for the world you
have left below, to swell the salt waves al
ready.! over-riding the chalky barriers
stretched far and wide to impede them, and
you must hence forever." j .
Wherefore J" cried the child, in still
greater amazement.1 - -
" I will tell you," said the fairy. Know
then,' oh sleeper in the sea ! what it is that
makes yonder waves so salt that our fairy
lips turn away from it in loathing. - That
salt is the taste of woe, the gathering of
mortal tears into one great urn of the deep.
Hitherto, you have played with and made
pastime of sorrow ; it has never yet Struck
home to your heart." Tiie tears of millions
have flowed ovcr'your' head this day, but
your pulse throbs still, and the smile dan
ces on '"your lip. ' TToVHife is secure till
you shall add 'your first real tear to swell
the vast heaving tiwe that rolls on for ever
and ever. ., llff beware!. It will no long
er be in my power, oHn the power of any
of my race krsav jrov. Thenceforward,
yonder bitter waves shall have dominion
over JrOti." Perchance jr will be your fate
to drink deep of tthem,' tiiryour soul shall
be sick witb loalbing aye, even ol, life.
The &iry reased. j The child- pondered.
Few moons' rolled onr that vast sea be
fore a change fell upoa the child, ,. Each
moon, as it grew broad. in aba heavens, laid
a Single golden finger on the deep, and
with it pointed to the shore. The child
could not look straight down below because
of the dizzy height on w hich she lay ; but
she could mark the golden finger, and she
could sec that it pointed to her own belov
ed home, the narrow cabin at the foot ol
the cliff, whose very floor she well knew
the high spring tides were washing, when
ever that tolden finger was so stretched
across the deep.
it was not long before the child began
to pine for her lowly home, and as a new
and strange intelligence, beyond her years,
dawned upon her, she whispered softly to
her own heart, why am I here ? What
have I il 'no that I shou'd know no tears 1
HeautifUl was my Mster's sorrow and
swec, when she was made to know her
first great fault, aud to weep over it. Sa
cred was my (atl.cr's woe when he be
held ti e sink beneath the deep ; lor then I
Knew he lifted up his hands, and, looking
on my sister, blessed (led lhat I died in
my younger days of innocence. My father
was a hard man, but he is gentler now ;
my sister walks softly in her sorrow.
Why.oh, why am I only to know no tears!
Though this floor were all gems instead of
the little tide-shells, and though the bright
wings I see waving over me were angel
i wings, yet should I pine for earth and its
chastening sorrows. To the strange na
ture of this fairy creature, tears may be
bitter ; but oh, they are sweet to us ."'
Thereupon the child wept. As she
dropped her first real tear to the rippled
sands below, the child felt herself falling
gently downward, so gently that it seemed
as if unseen wings supported her from be
neath, in order that she might descend the
more softly.
Soon after she lay at tier mtJtn'frVdoor
that opened on the sands ; eager to enter
she turned but one look back. There she
beheld the fairy Cliflelda soaring upward
to her cave on the cliffs ledge, she thought
too, that, in spite of her strange teaching,
the fairy smiled approvingly upon her.nnd
that the eyes of Cliflelda herself were not
quite as dry as they should have been had
her practice been consistent with her prea
ching. But perhaps fairy tears, less bitter
,han morIa, ones feeJ ony ,he rjvers ,
, nRr ow (Jm(J hfif in wu
def No one Sieved the tale she told of
Cliflelda. It was rather supposed that the
tide had cast the child Katey, yet living,
at hef mother's door; still less was she list
ened to when she told what it was that
made the sea waves so salt.
Time passed, and the child Katey grew
up in tenderness and truth. In place of
the wild freaks of childhood, a softer and
more chastened spirit ruled the girl as she
advanced in years. And if, in her early
womanhood, some sorrows found her, it
was ever noticed that at such times she
looked upward, sorRV said to the cave on
the rock's ledge, the dwelling of the Cliff,
side Fay ; others thought that shs looked
higher, even unto heaven.
The Excitement in the South.
When the so called compromise mea
sures passed both houses of Congress, and
received the sanction of the President,
there wns some prospect of sectional tran
quility. Those measures were, unquestio
nably, of Southern origin, and so framed
as to promote and encourage Southern in
terests. The South gained all its points in
the game of legislation, and left the North,
if not a victim to superior tact and finesse,
at least, a dupe to systematized threat and
braggadocio !
li was reasonable to expect lhat the
South would be satisfied witb the conccss- ,
ions and advantages of the compromise
measures. The result is far different.
They quarrel with their own men and ! castes as were ever dreamed of in his phil
their own propositions. They imagine a osophy castes of humanity in clay by a
danger, and then proceed to act with the I
emergency. 1 Hey win admit oi no dis
cussion they will concede nothing ; but
swagger on, as they have done ever since
the establishment of our confederacy. They
have had their way, and are not content !
It matters not how many mad-caps in
South Carolina, or similarly disposed
States, denounce the Union and declare
their treasonable projects of secession. It
matters not how prominent and influential
these persons may be either at home, or
in the national councils, their declamation
is all right, and there resolves all entitled
to respect ! There is no censure for them
---they are bold, chivalrous, and mean pre
cisely what they say. lUhey dissolve the
Union, the inference is that the Union
should be dissolved !
, If the same degree of charity were ex
tended to the agitators of the North by
Northern men if similar fanaticism were
encouraged in this section by argument
and plaudit we would never hear the end
of Southern declamation and wordy resis
tance-. The fanatics of the South are in
violate character! may indulge ia any
amount of treason but if an abolitionist
opens his mouth, and threatens secession,
there is an end to all indulgence and sym
pathy. A geographical line determines
crime. North of MasonanJ Dixon's line
is the limit of virtue, patrotism and eho'ii
rance !
We charge this upon the South, that,
after they have had everything their own
way after their real or supposed rights j
have been established by poSHvg law
afier l'ie' North has given every manifen
tationof their lesolmion to enforce that
law, (as long as it is law,) they have raised
up and fomented an excitement more dan
gerous than any which preceded the en
actments for their benefit, and which they
now strive to defeat by their own violence,
and make its defeat the ptdlude to, new
concessions to the slave'power !
Southern u.en know, as well ft" c of
the North, tiie value of abolition movements
land threat?. And they show th:s by their
reluctant applause .of tho conduct'of our
authorities in every case which has yet j
occurred under the fugitive slave bill. The
cry of ''give, give," however, reverberates.
' ' . . : ,
may rjpect to have more demanded of
you !
Siich is now the position in whicfi we
find ourselves. We have fawned to the
South, to the fullest extent of her require
ments and we arespurned and threatened
for our magnanimity. We have given
them a bill, which violates all our ideas of
justice, religion aud nature, and they are
not yet satisfied ! We have made kidnap
pers and shameless profligates of ourselves
and the excitement still rolls on ! We
have opened every avenue to robbery and
perjury and are asked lo Jo more lo do
any thing, rather than oflend the peculiar
instincts and notions of our Southern
But, after all, the danger is nothing, and
only serves to exhibit the restless tempera
ment and inordinate desires of a few
Southern politicians. The masses in the i
.South are sound, firmly attached to the
Union, and impressed with an ineffaceable
estimate of its benefits and blessings. The
bubbles on the surface are vapid and evan
escent, though fitful ; while the water be
low is calm and undisturbed. Such we
believe to be the present situation of our
confederacy. Fools, fanatics, and political
quacks may piny their fantastic tricks,"
in both sections, but the grand machinery
of the confederacy will move on unimped
ed and undisturbed. The people, and not
the politicians, have the control of our na
tional destiny. The country will emerge
in grand security from all these apparent
difficulties, and her glorious mission of Lib
erty, Truth and universal Justice will yet
be consummated ! Philadelphia Timet.
From Arthur's Home GaxeUe.
sr 'C W. VETOES.
Tramplvd Magyar rarr tie still ! -WitK
wah-liful bearl and ilent wilt,
I jftiQ ! nor that heart fhmll bear
Tiie ntuiking oT oM Odin ptv !
A pnwer a portent in the north,
Kolls up iu sultry clouds a'en now :
The clirrtrd flanie mul iwiou roue forth
And bliud oppmsion, vhrieaing, bow.
He still ! br still then ! Hold thj heart !
Ttiy ranks of rragon teeth are sown.
And tbundpr-wnkenrd they shall start.
To giaut warriors, sta-ping, grown.
God is with tlice. and toe world
Will lintrn, as yt liotA. yet f
The hour that banner is unfurled
No pale oppressor shall forgst.
Oh rest ye here! the carte's nest
Is Suing place for hero's rest;
Fleep till that far awakiM tamn
Kecsil ye lo the Tyrant's Doom t
Population of San Francisco.
The community of San Francisco is a
perfect olla podUa, although its principal
ingredient and general character is Ain-r-
jean. The Americans are the onions and
flavor that season ihe whole dish. Let
anv one place himScIl in any one spot Tor
L half an hour, and he will see as many
great caster, not the counterfeit present'
mentin plaster-of-paris, wrought by human
hands. And yet there is no clashing, no
interference, no national, sectional feelings
engendered, and a better regulated commu
nity never existed. Here you will rind
the New York merchant, the Southern
planter, the Western farmer' and the Eas
tern trader the slave-holder and the hot
headed abolitionist. Here is the volatile.
enthusiastic, and sanguine frenchman.
Then conies lb fiery, hot-blooded Italian,
who lowers his brows, and growls out a
deep udiat(do" through his teeth, if one
but jogs his elbow. In his wake comes
the stolid German, with his little blue cap
and enormous vizor, who seems, while be
inhales his tobacco smoke from the bowl
of his Dutch pipe, to exist but in a dream ;
but in his eyes you can see bis favorite ex
pression, Mein Got, what a countries V
Next we see the Englishman who, let
him live under American institutions till
he grows gray let him associate with
Americans all his life never loses bis
nationality. He bears his birth-right upon
his brow, be carries it m his hat, it is im
printed upon his coat, it is receptible in
kis vest, it ia evident ia his trousers, and
unquestionable in his gaiters and shoes.
Then comes the child of Erin, poor, down-
trodden, betrayed Ireland. His looks are
brighter now, but saddening thoughts will
cast a shade over his brow when he tliint?
of the green sod that grows over Ihe
graves of his ancesters. When he con
jures up the history of her long, long yeSfs
of poverty and oppression, when he sees
the thousands upon thousands of his coun
: trymen starving and dying like dogs upon
the wayside, the tear glistens in his eye ;
and yet he yearns lor home.and determines
when he has obtained wealth lo fly again
to his own, his native Idnd. The harp is
music in his ear, the shamrock tlieoais in
the desert, and he echees the words ol the
song :
Oh stwr my bark to Grin's Isle
For Erin ia my home,"
I in all due reverence and sincerity, and
: with bis heart in his mouth. And here
is your cannie Scot, from Aberdeen to
Glasgow, a long-headed chief, who lakes
!care of the pennies the bonnie, merry
;Scot. Now stalfc's the Spaniard, with his.
1 dark complexion, his raven locks.nts piere-
. ' . , . , ., ,
"a . v t j"- - t
quick in quarrel ;" the proud Llocd of the
Castilian nobles mantles readily to his
cheek, and he bows with the air of a Don
of the olden lime. lie is followed by a
Mexican. He is proud of the few drops of
Castilian blood that remains in his wens ;
but is merely a counterfeit presentment.
Here comes a bevy of Celestials, with their
dark loose clothing, their irreproachable
white stockings, and their practical boots
and shoes. They are all very happy and
clannish ; the only real socialists in exit
it.. ... ...
ence. 1 hey guard mew pig-taits as tney
do their honor, and cherish them with the
utmost devotion. A Chinese would as
soon think of severing his head from his
body, as curtailing the fair proportions of
the hetr-loom of his country. The Celes
tials are very useful, quiet, good citizens,
and are deserving: of the respect of all.
Then comes the tawny Malay dressed in
half civilized style, very dirty, but with a
carriage and bearing that would become a
Ha tnnba nut tf nlnfA in ntir
.t. -j r. j . ,. j
streets, giving one the idea of a degenerated
..j a ,a n,un thpi
ntlU U)3i:U3tVU r.SS-1 sv a r ...
tall and manly Pole, and as we watch his
form, we can but drop a tear for poor Po-
... j u t,. .ts-i ot, ,,f
their hearts' blood fur liberty, but in vain
Watch the Chilanos, the Peruvians, the.
Swiss, the Russians, Prussians, Kana
kas, negroes, and no, we have no (.Jhila
nes here as yet, though many bear as dis
tive marks of their consanguinity to ihe
animal race, as do the newly discovered
' Ghilanes or men with tails." And all
these inhabitants of the four quarters of
the globe have been attracted to the spot
by the magnetic influence of gold. They
are all seeking it some with high and
noble thoughts some for the sake of gold,
that they make a noise in the world, some
for honest ends, and some for a simple liv
ing, bed, board and lodging, for the mere
sustenance of nature. This strikes the
eye of all, and is but a ftint, mengr'S sha
dow of our population. As the clown says
in the circus, "Let'm gojohnny !" AUa
A Thrilling Incident
Lake Ontario crossed iu an Open Boot
during a Storm.
On Wednesday last, as one of the heav
iest gales of the season was sweeping over
the broad bosom of Lake Ontario, the little
schooner Prosperity was riding safely at
anchor under the Canada shore, at the
mouth of Duffin's Creek, about 23 miles
east cf Toronto. The Prosperity was man
ned by Capt. Harrington theowner.liis boy,
and one man, and altho' a small crew in
number, they were equal to their task, as
the sequel will show. Some ship stores
being wanted, the Capt. an4 crew went on
shore in their only small boat (a flat bot
tomed scow about 15 long and 4 feet wide,
commonly called a punt) to procure them.
By the time they were ready to return to
the schooner, the wind had increased in vi
olence, this did not deter them from attemp
ting the passage. They put off freni ihe
shore in their frail craft, which soon be
came unmanageable to a great extent, and
they were carried past the vessel into the
Lake despite of all their efforts. The peo
ple on Ihe shore who saw tbem were una
ble to render any assistance, and of coarse
gave them up for lost. Not so with Capt.
Harrington ; he resolved to make the most
be could of his craft, and test his power as
a navigator. Many brave men would have
despaired at such a time, and with such
prospects ; a wide waste of waters before,
lashed into fury by the violent "Nor wes
ter" from behind, only a wooden trough
without sail, and poorly supplied with oars,
between him and the tumbling waves that
then threatened momentarily to engnlf.
Capt. H. saw that his only chance of safe
ty was in running directly before the wind
and waves. He ordered his man and boy
to lie down in the bottom of the punt, and
thus trim it as well as possible, while he
took an oar and steered the little bark be
fore ibeale. She dathed on amid the
white caps, laboring hard to withstand ihe
fury of the waves, which she nobly braved
for eleven hours long hours to the dipt.,
who sat at the steering oar, and his comp
anions who were ljing at the bottom of
the boat expecting every moment to he en
gulfed ns the waves swept successively
hv. After eleven hours of nnxietv and
imminent danger thus passed, the contain
discovered the American shore an J effect -
ed a landing in safety, wi-h preat hazard
Capt. Harrington, on taking a brief reck
oning found himself sixteen miles east of
the Niagara River, having drifted across
the Lake a httle west of the widest part
fie had probably sailed fifty miles in his
frail craft, amid a heavy storm a feat we
think unparalleled in the history of L-tke
navigation. It was thought lo be an act
worth telling of a hero, that Hill Johnson
nf the Thousand Isles" cro?sed Ihe L-tke
in a irnofl vawl at the risk of a stor", hut
... - 0 j
to cross in a punt while a storm was raging,
as did Capt-II- and his crew, makes John
son's ferlt tiw'ndle into ins;gnificanc.
Capt. Harrington was not so overcome
by the fatigue of his voyage, but ihnt he
immediately started for Niagara, and there
took the steamer lor Toronto and onThurs
day appeared at Duffin's lo the great aston
ishment of the good people there, w ho had
given him up ns !ot. Rochester Adv.
From the rtilathljikia Ltttg'r.
Important Trial.
In the U. S. Circuit Court, at Philadel
phia, Oct. 21. B- fore Judge lirier. Ce-
! cile Oliver, Ellen D- Oliver and Catherine
Oliver by her next friend Kli Stak vs. Ste
phen Weakly, Daniel CaufTinan and Philip
Breckbills. This case, which was com
menced last week, presents several inter
estingjoints. It is an action, against the
j defendants to recover damages for the loss
I of thirteen slaves. Il is alledged by the
J plaintiffs that the slaves in qus.-tion, which
i belonged to them, fled from Maryland, in
! October, 1647, taking the route through
j Cumberland county in ihis Sta1?. The
i delendants are residents of that county,
and it is alleged lhat they secreted the
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aves in a barn; that they protected.them.
i raised monev to aiJ in forwarding them
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taken away in Cauflman s wagon. It ap-
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peared in evidence lhat the staves had or
iginally belonged lo the plaintiffs in Mary
land : that they removed with them to the
State of Arkansas, from w hich they re
turned with the slaves in May, 1847. pass
ing through the Slate and re-est iblishing
themselves in M-irvland. li Oi-tober of
the same year the slaves ran away as be
fore stated. The defendants, in the first
place, denied that they aided the slaves or
sheltered ihem ; that tbey raised money
for them, or that they were taken off in
Cauffman's wagon. They al'so raised ihe
following very important points of Jaw
upon the evidence :
First, That the act of the 7th of March
1846, passed by the Pennsylvania Legis
lature. repeals a former act passed in 17S0.
permitting owners of slaves to bring them
into this State, and allowing them to re
main here for six months. The defendants
contend that Ihe plaintifls.by bringing their
slaves into this State in May, 1847, during
the passage from Arkansas to Maryland,
thereby freed them from the bonds of sla
very, and that in co!?quence the alleged
slaves were free men.
Second, That the laws of Maryland
forbid the importation of slaves into ihe
State, and that slaves brought there from
other States are thereby made free. They
contend lhat the plaintiffs, by bringing lite
slaves from Arkansas, made them free by
the law of Maryland, and lhat they had a
right to leave their servitude.
Judge G ricr said that the above p(i'nts
were to important too be di c'ded at Nisi
Prius ; that K! would reserve them in such
manner lhat the jury should render a spec
ial verdict if they thought tho plaintiffs en
titled to recover, on the general facts. If
the verdict was for the plaintiffs the very
important points submitted by the defen
dants could lhaa be considered and decided
The evidence was closed and the jury
were addressed by Henry M. Wdfts for
plaintiffs, and Thaddeus Stevens for de
fendant. The plaintiffs are also represen
ted by Charles BK Penrose, and the defen
dants by Wra."B Reed. A similar case
by the same plaintiffs against the same
delendants, ' was commenced some time
since in Cumberland county. It resulted
in a verdict for the plaintiffs. The case
was taken to the Supreme Court of
this State, which decided that they had
no jurisdiction. -!
P. S. ' Since the above' was in type we
learn that the Jor (of whom Hon. Strange
N. Palmer, of Pottsville, was one.) after
being out twenty-four hours, were unable
to agree upon a ' verdict, and toe Judge
reluctantly discharged them. They stood
10 for Plaintiffs and 8 for Defendants. At
the request of the majority of the Jury, the
charge of Judge Grier has since been
Jenny Llnd's Benevolence.
The few first concerts given during lha
short li-re sho has been in this country -have
realized about $170,000, which, after
deducting expenses, i erjually divided be- .
Iwcen U.irnurn ahJ herself. Of her share
she has already given away lo public cha
rities, in New Yorl? 510.000. in Boston
I $7,223, and 31000 to a Swedish church in
1 Chicago 5 18,223, irf all besides many
smaller private donations. And !Ow the
New York Home Journa! ?f Oct. 26'h re
Intes ihe following addonai instance of
her large-hearted liberality.
During her first visit here, a Swedi
called, and sent up a note in his native,
language, requesting to see her. Slie did
not ren.ember the name, as she read it. buf
when the young man came in, she a' once
remembered his coun'enince an old play
fellow when they were chi'dren together
atschool. She inquired h's circumstances.
He is a cabinetmaker, residing tiiih his
wife anJ chilJrfcM s! Brooklyn. The next
dav Jenn? Lind drove over and made it.e
wife of her old schoolfellow a long visi'.
Again tor nest day, j'ist before leaving the
citv for Boston, she went again, ihe hus
band was not at home. She cave, to tho
ife, a note for him he oned it on hi
return it contained a sweetly worded rt-
quest that he would allow her to give lr hi
children a memento of their father's schrnj:
Iriendship with Jenny Lind. The "me
mento" was a check for ten thnutand dol
lars. This anecdote, we assure our read
erf, is correct in all its particulars.
" The fashionables say it is impossiblt
to get a visit from Jenny Lind. It reminds
us with the above circumstance of a
proverb we have somewhere seen : The
rich draw FBiEXDs ihe toon draw A3-
Bunker Hill.
An old man sull lives in Sheffield, 1if
remembers when the news of Bunker Hill
battle reached the town, and he tells th
following story :
" The rtlmor of the glorious fif'nt
spread like wild-fire among the scalterel
farm-houses. The men and boys, with
out a known exception, met in the stsct
the same evening and creeled a liberty,
pole. That very n:bl it was cut down i
Suspicion fastened u;on one of ihe prinri-
J pal and prouilest men in the town, w ho
was known toholdlory sentiments, i no
indignant people re-assembled, erected ?t
new pole, seized up m the suspected mar,
made him confess his treason end his ar
complice, anointed his forehead with lr.
and crowned him with feather-', and Ihei.,
having formed a double line, compelled hint
to pass between the files and ask in turn
the pardon of every man and boy in towi..
The humbler individual, who had beeii
hired to fell the liberty pole, was thin
mounted bare backed upon a raw-bonrif
horse, and so paraded through the village.
stopping in front of every house toentrvat
foroiveness for his share in the offence.'
The recitor of this distinctly recollects when'
the proud Tory asked At pardon, beiiis
1 1 IV II - va sibil .-.-a
Christianity, indeed, is full of sentiin-nf
and affection, but it U no less full of e'er
lasting truih, and fine principles. A
if it be a system of belief, it must be a
matter of the highest importance to attain
to a clear understanding of what it teaches.
Nor is it an unworthy aim to form com-'
pendiums, in the form of creeds and con
fessions, of ihe contents of the scre4 w st
rings, proiJtd we enJeavor simply to e.
press gosj el truths, and not to pervert them
to the ue of our own philosophies aii')
prejudices. .V. Y. Evangelist
Monet Making. There is a class f
whom God has not given the ability, re
quisite to attain wealth, or even to provide
against want frum day to day. Tlu
people may have just apprecia' ions of mortl
rectitude, they may possess fine mental
abilities for the attainment of literary
kuowledge, and yet as regards the attair
ment of property, or the judicious expendi
ture of iheir earnings, seem to be utter'y
without judgment or calculation- W
know there are very many such whose
povertv is their misfortune, for ho ro it
cau use an ability which he doea not pos"
seas. Thus there are always was anJ
aiways will be, ihe poor, the very poor,
the suffering poor.
Praise and Censure, All men covet
prai-e and deprecate censure, yet the vlw
of both is very greatly overrated. That
which is really excellent is not much im
proved by eulog sms, nd that which is ob
viously bad is neither better nor worse for
words of disparagement. Besides, praise
and blame are so rarely awarded with any
thing like justice that, in ihe minds of the
judicious,they have litite weight. Star of
the isonn.
If you have a pleasant home and cheer
ful wife, pass your evenings under your
own roof- And if you have not a cheerful
wife, slay at home at any rate and make
her sc and if you have no wife, get one.
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