Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, November 19, 1856, Image 1

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I romembet how I loved her, wheat a littleguile•
leas child,
Ili* her in the cradle, as she looked oat me
and smiled 3
Iffy cup of hap was full, my joy words
cannot tell ;
And I blessed the glorious Giver, 'lathe doeth
• all things well."'
/loathe passed, that bud of promise was unfold•
big every hour,
I thought that earth had never mailed upon a
fairer dower t
du beautiful, it well might grace the bowers
where angels dwell,
And waft its fragrance to His throne blab° do
eth all things well."
Years fled—that little sister then was dear as
life to me,
Aud woke iu my unconscious hewn a wild idol
atry ;
I worshipped at au earthly shrine, lured by
some magic spell,
Forgetful of the praise of Him “who doeth all
things well."
kihe was the lovely star whose light around my
pathway shone,
Amid this darksorne vale of tears thro' which
I joruner on ;
Its radiance land obscured the light which round
lilt throne cloth dwell,
And I wandered far away from Idiot "who do•
eth all things well."
That star went down in beauty, yet it shinath
sweetly now,
Iu the bright and daszline coronet that decks
tho Saviour's brow ;
Sine bowed to the Destroyer, whose shafts 4011 e
may repel,
Ekt we know, for God bath told us, "110 doeth
all things well."
I remember well my sorrow as I st:Aorl beside
bee bed,
And my deep and heartfelt anguish when they
told me she was dead.
And oh that cup of hitterneas—letnot toy heart
God gave—he took—he will restore—"lle do•
eth all thing& well."
Mani pistourzt.
The Prophet Jeremiah
The Rev. Dr, Cheerer, who is one of
h' few city clergymen who believe in and
greet rethe mithful and searching applies•
Lion of Divine injunctions and eternal prix
cotes of Mehl to existing wrongs and e.•
vii., no matter how respectably supported,
lately preached a sernion based on the
prophet Jert nub's denunciation of law
., etioned sin', which has been repetilel
to a ',ended and deeply interested and to
ry. We print below the substance of this
tier non end commend it to the attention of
those who hold the Christian religion to he
the natural and implacable adversary of ev
ery fcrm and shade of injustice and evil
e rejoice that men of such unquestioned
and trenchant orthodoxy as Dr. Clwever,
are thus instant in the application of Di.
y'ne t.tith. since thereby hastened "the
grad time coming" wherein a man may be
inflexibly faithful to Humani y without be
ing therefore accused of infidelity to God.
If the truths set forth in this ser nun e'mul I
be epplicah'e to current iniquities,
that only invests them with additional iin•
portance and value. Dr. C treys':
The indictment of Clod against the
Jewish government was for the iniqui•y of
unrighteous statutes compelling the people
into sin. TI e indictment against the peo
ple was for obeying such statutes instead
of obeying God. The voice of every peal
of accusing tl under, and the sentence
taught by every flash of lights ing. is the
earns dn'al fu I accusation, Thou host made
sty people. brad te, sin I But how could
any wicked im narch or government thus
(wry all Israel IA I It th. to in their wick
edness I 'Their example could not have
done it, bribes could not have dove it, nor
p remotion nor the inherent tem,!tations of
Devil worship. No! But in league with
sfl these influences unrighteous laws could
do it ; the State power could forcibly per
suade, and if the people would yield up
their conscience, then the government wo'd
find not ppositit n to its moat impious en
actments. "The statutes of Oinri are kept
awl ye walk in their counsels. Ephraim
is broken in judgment, because he willing.
ly walked after tl s commandment "
was thus that the king, the princes,
the government. by their unconstitutional
sod infamous legislation, by new enuot-
Puente, tweed on purpose. made Israel to
sin. It eau s usurpation, under Color of
kw, forced upon the prop e ; and because
tbey teillingip w Ik. d ,yta. the ommand
aunt, renouncing Midi allegiance to God,
tivey Weessi.insed all their liberties. '1 hey
should have resisted at the outset ; but .
there are never wanting those who 'Aral,
that law if , to be obeyed at all hazards, the
moment it is I lw. nn 'natter how unconsti
tu•i vial or wicked in its char teter Si,.
by the power and majesty of UNRIMITEOVA
La r, wlich is as when starry angel, first
in heaven's oinks. brightest of the sons of
the morning, drew after him the third part
of heaves in his rebelli in, the king and
th • government comielled the people
F. r because of the original maj a y the aw
fulness, the reverential glory, the transcem
dent importance of law as God h.ts estab
lished it, even its pert:ll,on bears the sem
b ante , . of Its atakority. even bad law,
wicked law. appears in many minds not,
less titan archangel ruined. as l men bow
down trait, and worahip it. and range them •
selves under its banners, especially when
popul ur and profitable sins are protected by
it. Sometime', under its pressure men
must have the firmness of Abdiel to stand
up against, and nothing but God's Word.
and His right,nusness in their hearts, will
enable them to do it.
Now, it is impossible to find anything
in all history more terribly instructive than
all this It shows among other things. that
wicked laws are no excuse for personal
wickedness, nor any apology for disobeili.
once to God. l'hey are not to be obeyed,
but, on the contrary, denounced and rejec
ted ; and only by being thus faithful to Gud
can a pe•gtle keep their freedom. And,
while it ahows, that a people ore on the
high rood to ruin who will suffer and obey
wicked statutes. it also shows the terrific
r •sponsibthty and wick. driest; of those who
incuct arid endeavor to enforce such sm
ut it and who set the example of such ini
quity. If there be a lower deep in hell
than a , y other deep, such men will, beyond
a 1 question occupy it, along with those
who have put out or contented the lights
of God's Word, and have put up false lights
to lure men to perdition. It is such as
those, whom God given judicially over to
a reproba o mind, to be filled with all'un
rigaoousa .ss, who, knowing the judgment
of God, that they who commit such things
are worthy of death not only du the same
but have pleasure in them that do them.
..Nothing ran go beyond this wicked
ness. It it a fountain sin, a germinating
sin, an accumulating and multiplying sin,
a sin that causes arid coinpels others ti • in,
a sin that enlarges from generation to gen
eration all the way to the eternal world.—
If it brings a million under its power this
year, it may bring two millions next ; thi s
gerteration ten. the next generation twenty.
Cursed be he that neiketh the blind to wan
der out of the way. and all the people shall
say amen I But he that strikes out the
eyesight of a whole nation ; that nhliter
a•es the law of justice arid humanity ; arid
sets in its place statutes of injustice arid in
humanity, and thus compels a nation so
blinded, to wander in iniquity, what shall
be said of such a monster i What curse
is heavy enough tor such an incarnation
of nisi tiny. or what curse can measure
in retrilitLion the dreadful consequences of
such a crime I Of all evil thing. law that
emitbudi• a to itself the ex ,topic of wrung ;
the instruction, the authority. rra tact i in, jus
tification and command of injustice and
oppression, in principle and in act, is the
highest and the worst. It is worse than
arsenic iu the - fountain ; it
.is poison fur the
souls of inert, ponon fur the great heart of
society—.running through all the veins sod
corrupting the whole system. Well did
Kdwin Burke any, that of all bad things
bail haws are the very worst, an I that they
derive a particular inalLpiity front the good
laws in their company, under which they
take shelter.
If a system of wicked laws be deliber
ately contrived, and fastened on a people
for the purpose of consolithving and rend
ering immovable the governmental despo
tiro, nod if. u tiler those laws, a system of
immorality and murky is inaugurated us
the central fountain of the country's poll
,lcy, to enter into both the domerio ao l ca
vil life of the peip!e, to regulate all their
institutions. to impose conditions on the
Gorpel itself ; to compe. men in every
sphere of society, every branch of com
merce, every agency of active business, to
swear faithfulness to that immortal in erect;
and if the Word of God itself for the suke
of shielding all.this iniquity is either sup
prussed or perverted, what really is the at
titude of such a people toward God, and
what their character in his sight t Cala
anything cover up this wickedness? ('an
professions of rel' inouce him to wink
et it, or to connive at the prostitution of
religion itself for its support ? God's own
voice shall answer; you shall have his own
judgment Irma the proidae ta.
..Woe unto them that decree unr;ght
cots demws, that writs grieviousness
which they have prospribed, to turn aside
(rain judgment. and so take away :he right
front the poor o' my people. Shall the
throne of iniquity have tell with
thee, which frau e,ll iiii.chief by a law ?"
If a man could take the colt of God's thus.
der it his hand and could flush the light
nine ri.rht into the face of a tyrannical, u
surping legislator. there con!! not be any
thing at r•• direr t than this Ala is not
this to be pri a •lied ? And if the govern
in , of of any mill in he guilty of 'Ws sin. is
it nut to be chased upon them ? In not
the country where this wickedites, is per
petrated the very place. a nil the. genera
lion in which. nnd against which it in r er
pet toted. the very time to rebuke it. and in
the name of God to declare his te.-4 , t ati y
against It ! And on whom rests the re
sponsthility of doing this, and who hove
the right and atithinny from 0.1 to do it,
,but 11 is own appointed preachers n , the
word ? Aod will any man dare to call this
political preaching? It is indeed the t.ring•
ing of religion into politics, according to
God's command, and the application of the
instructions and principles of God's o ord
to the cr-oduct of the nation and the ',envie.
And ~ttch application the prophets Isaiah
and Jr remitth were commanded to inake,
And our Lord Jesus enjoined upon the
preachers of the gospel the same faithful
nets. Cry aloud, spare not, lilt up thy
voice like a trumpet, show my people their
transgressions, and the house of Jacob
their sins.
" In the 54th chapter of fereiniah. the
deliberate establishment of Slavery i.i the
nation i• shown tii have been the one cii
niacteric cause and o.casion of the• w-ads
of Gist coining down upon the whole land
and people without remedy. Aial if Gail
sees a single merchant in this city. with
whom the reason. for example. why he is
untt•illing that any Mi•Ill1011 of the sin or
slavery should resound from the pulpit, or
that any agitation in regard to its wicked
ness should be kept up, is a regard to his
and its profits, or a tear of revulsion and
disturbance distressing to the. prosperous
course and turn:nt of cuentue•rcial affairs.
that coucealment and opposition of ilia
light, and the motive for it. are as hid. in
his case, with his increased knowledge, in
the blaze of the• whole Word of G id, as
the idolatry of the Israelites It is the gol.
den calves :01, and s ill there is the wor
ship of them, and Dan and Bethel are in
this city with %brit Dog. ns and their altars
and their priest:•, nut auto ig the lowest
merely, but the highest of the ,seople.
••Anil the forced concealment of truth
on this subject ; the voice to the s.•ern, See
not, and ty the proph. ts, Prophesy not;
the h.O upon the. light., the oreracisto of
opiui• n, the re' ression of freedom in the
pulpit, the Accusal.) and the out cry of
political preaching if the light of Guti he
turned upon it. extreme fastidiousness and
fear in our fashionable. congregations, sit
like a nightmare on the genius of the Gos
pel It is a mountain of despoinini, and of
the fear of man thrown upon the truth.
I be p. each, is like the fabled giant tinier
his volcano. If the giant will be quiet, the
mountain will be quiet, and sinse green
things may grow upon it in pi ace and
freshness. Ifut the moment he turns ua
his anguish or strives to flee himself ul Lis
load, the mountain belches forth its fire
and fury, and rolls down sir•nuts , 1 lava,
nud the pane be•mountained giant is the
cause of it. The giant 1,1111111 stir neither
11111.1 UT 11/01, WI lil the least can Irks.) of re
gniitiog his freed, in but Etna rages. Agri s
and again have fatthful and behove I pa-tors
been driven from their pulpits. just barely
fur giving a single utterunce of Bud's word
against them of slavery At the South
a man has been driven from his church
simple for refusing to add his saute ton
commendation of the dastardly and tour
dermas outrage in the Senate of tie United
States. In ‘Vashin o ton, u pastor has been
recently dismiss, d far one single sermon
ago Last slavery; in Phda.!elp i . It: ;
have demanded the resignioion of a pastor
for the same offence. Every wt. cr. al
most, there is this attempt to muzzle
pulpit, this impious reluial to listen to
God's word on this one sin Now this ee •
nut be right in the ef,4,ht. of God; send Gmd.
perhaps, has buffered us to come to our
present crisis in the aftors of this nation,
on purpose, in part, to deliver tile pulpit
from such bonelag-. Titers is a I,onit
where the life is reached, and men feel it,
and now they begin to speak out. whether
men will hear or forbear. Arid if we would
be faithful we mu I speak out; . for we
'kno►v that this God's truth, and that what.
ever plausible motives of expediency may
induce either us to refrain from uttering
it, or you to shrink from hearing it, it con
not be right in Glad's sight to hearken
unto men more than unto God.
"Thu conservatism thut would prevent
the utterance of God en this subject is a
conservatism that steads in the way of
righteousness, and yet makes great pre
tertsion• to sobriety and uprightne.u. I t
reminds on. of Jeremiah's satiric II &scrip. ,
' lion They are it right as the palm tree,
but speak not It preserves a ember and ,
dignified silence. whets God enfant win
a fearless. nut spoken rebuke of cherished
bins. It iw i rutes the violence of men's
passions its deter.° • of such sins to the rush.
5,3 ant impertinence of those who lave
dared to rebuke them. It is always say.
' ing to those who open the ba !cries of truth.
when noise and fury ferny the cannon...
ding. Had you be t silence , 'here would ,
have beets nothing of all this agitation ; you
are stirring imp nothing but contention and
wrath. Ibis was the very accusation bro . (
cminst dereinieh himself when he p•oclrti•
ti a %% ors f God in Jerusalem sad
Judea against sins whieh the Government
commanded and which the people declares'
they would defend and practise. and which
not a few among prophets and priests
themselves affirmed were no sins at all.
but a justifying policy. Wo is me, for
urn become a man of contention arid strife.
I love peace. arid I love my people. and I
lave my country. and out of leve I speak to
them this Word of the Lord ! I have nei
ther lent nit usury. nor hare nn n lent to
toe on usury, yet every one of them cloth
curse me. Alt, Jeremiah, there are other
! ways to touch men's pockets, and invite
their nintriee. beside charging twenty per
rem for your money. Ley the tax of the
%V, rd of God upon their profitable, legal.
is tl cherisht d sins, nod ins.aatly they
cry nut vat met. cud Nord, and the 11 tad
of God tutu will be made a reproach unto
you, and a derision, doily. Then said
they, Conte and let us devise devices a.
gamut Jeremiah; for the low shall nut per
ish from the priest, nor counsel from the
wise, nor the word from the prophet
. Conte and let us smite biin with time tongue
' and let ua not give heed .to any of his
words. '6u I heard the defaming of twiny,
fear on every aide. Report, soy they , suit
lieu will report tt. Ali my Mimi tare watch
ed for my hulling. savt ig. l'nradventure he
! will be einiceJ, and we shall preyed a
ganist bun stud we shall take our revenge
ugutobt hon. and ri;i for what I Had he
iojured thou. heirs ved the 11, blundered
thew, or delittuded turns ?
tti oply and solely because he hod
vered auto theta the words of the Lord a
?lutist their sins of oppression and idola
try. %%ell, 'fall the Lord's prophet's had
been faithful and true, like Jeremiah, they
would bane conquers d and Uud's hI ord in
liut Jeremiah :tool almost alone, and
the prophets themselves ,vera against hint
the cm,erv.itives of peace and sin,
..Now, it ever there was what is falsely
callA political preaching. it was tail prea
ching of Jer triah. It was the prettcltiog
of religion to politics, God's Word as the
ugly authoritative and right gui'iln of !nth.
s 11, ore, forbidding a noose's
sins. And Got sun touted the prophet in
this preaching through a inimstry of forty
! three yet rs' duration. Now, mark my
words; it was the preaching of religion i
potties, which is God's own cotionu id,
bath in the Old ;Oral New TeA.tinetila ; last
the pre Thing of pal tics in reli j is
quite entailer thing-- the work of intrigu
ing politwians nod of man, seeking to
bind the minds of men, and p Gotl's
light to I god's authority away from their
!leans and come races. ti r 4inia be not
pis ach d in the politics of a union, that tui
tion is or, the I igh road to perdition It is
impossible for the timittidua's of a nation to'
support a nation's sins, or apologize for
them, or ward off the light of God's Word
from rebuking them, and not put in peril
their own piety and salvation. Already
over more than half the pulpita to our
land there hangs the ban tat exemumuni
cation if a single page of Glad's Wore he
applied 6luvery ; the thing moat
not be mentioned. and a public silence pre
veil:. The (limns of G. utes Word a e
instil d .d they heat a funeral march inn
t, 0,1 al a (I.,pei t. Our comer alive
, Christians have .uraied a OW' s; they are
fur burying the quo' mewed of publishing
it. Their whole terror is apinst the 1,.
Ino truth; dead men's hones and all on
cleanliness have less that is repulsive for
theta than rousing, cutting, and esti ins
truth—the truth of tiod, that brings reli
gion into their cotton speculations and their
politics. My people mak counsels ask
counsel at their sloths, and their staff de
ciareth unto them. Ephraiin is a mer
chant; the balances of deceit are his
hinds; he love hto oppress. Yet be nab•
am become rt. ; I have found me out
substance ; in all my labors they shall find
none iniquity in me that were sin. There
may be iniquity in the abstract, but nothing
is sin par sr, if there he great refit In it I
and when the pecuniary interest of any
wicked system become.; vett. there are
prop!' is emiugh to ju-tify Ephraim in its
pre-et...ion. Now. then. let ouch di al
as these bury their dead, but the Gospel is /
not to •valk as a mourner, at the grave dig
gees bidding. Preach then the kingdom
01 (hal Undertakers for the dead : prea
chers fur the living. Let not the first pre.
oume to give in,truct ions to the last It is
a differ nt precoss, that of ouilioz op truth
in ci,flies, and putting it five feet under
ground, lest it be a stench in the nostrils
of onion meichunts. and Vint of revealing
its grand and nub e form,. as glorious lir
ing nu • ro-neers from the Lnrd slmighty.
We walk with angels not with dead men;
ar hike counsel of living. beating hearts,
not deed hones and purses 'l'.. those who
eon°. .1 or .01 the truth for a present rope
chewy. and handle God's it ord by profit
and loss and give., in receipt, a whirlwind.
Ye shall be ashamed if your revenues,
says lie, b. , cause of the fierce anger of the
Lnrd. And when they shall say unto
you, Seek unto them tint have familiar
spirits, and onto wizards that peep and
mutter, should not a people seek unto
, their and ? W.I. they dare so seek fur
the living to the lend I To the law and to
the testimony ! If your renders speak not
according to this word, it is Lecause there
is no light in them."
ileriely's the very spice of Life,
Criminals who have Returned to Life
after Execution.
The following singular cireurnstanw. is
rocorded by Dr. Plot, in his Nittutul Big
tory of Oxfordshire ;
in the the year 1650, Anne Green, a
servant of Sir Too nis R. aI, wait t it'd for
murder of her new born child, and found
guilty. She wns eft. cuted in the Court
yard at Oxford, where she hung about
huif an hour. Being cut down. she was
put Min a coffin, and brought away to a
house to be dissected , where when they
opew.d the ceffiin, nothu iihstanding the
rope remained inlnosed, and straightabout
her neck, they perceived her breast to
eke. whereupon one Mason. a taitor, in
t. sling only an act of charity, set his foot
upon her, and, as some say. one Drum a
soldier, struck her again o ith the bul 1
of his•mu,kei Not wilistanding all which ,
when the learned and eminent Sir Wit
limn Perry. ancestor of the present Mar
quit. of liandowne, then Anatomy Prr tes
or of tbe University. Dr Willis and Dr
Clark. then President of \bled .len Col
I , ge, and Vice Chaticellor of the Univer
say came to prepare the body for diosec•
ti,m, they perceived some smn ii rattling
iii her throat : hereupon deviating from
their former pewee. they presently used
means ler her leCOVvry I y opening a vein.
hiving her inn warm b.d and also using
tiers remedies reap: !ling her senseless•
seas. ins() tench, th a widnii fourteen hours
she began to speak, and the next day talk
ed laid prayed very heartily. Doting the
time of this her recovering, the officers
concerned in her execution would riti.da
have hod her away again to have comple
ted it on her, but by the mediation of the
worthy doctors, aril emir other friends
with the then govenor of the city, t'ol
Kehl, there was a pa d pat upon her
front all further dint u rtm lice until t hey
ha.l sued nut her pardon from the govern
in-tit Much WHIM indeed arose as to her
actual guilt. Cm ds of people in the
meantime caine to see her and many as.
ti-rted that it must be the providence of
God, who would thus assert her Innocence
After seine time. Dr. Perry heating
she dinnurse.l woh those about her, and
suspect ng that the woman might suggest
uteri her to relate something of otruge via
imis and apranointis he had seen during
t.e time rho see med to be dead, (which
'they already had begun to do, telling that
she said she had been in a fine green
meadow, having a river running round it,
and all things there glittered like silver
and gill,) he caused all to depart from the
ri oat but the gentlemen of the faculty
%lit) wire to have I e.m at the dissection
and i.sked her co• ct rning her sense and'
apprehensions doting the dine that she
was hanged. 'I o which she answered,
that she neither remembered how the
fetters were knocked off; how she went
out of prison when she was turned off
the laddir ; whither soy psalm was sung
or not; nor was she s.-nsible of any pain,
that she could remember. She came to
herself as it she had awakened out of a
sleep, not recovering the use of her speech
by slow &glees, bat in a manner altogeth
er, begining to speak just where alts left
ne the gallows.
I elm; thus art leigth perfectly recover.
eil, f .r thanks given to .3nd, and the per
srns initrumenn.l in bringing her to life,
and procuring her an I.n utility from fur
ther puniph neat. rho retard into the
country to her friends at Steeple Burton
where she was afterwards married, lived
i I gold repute amongst her neighbors,
having three children, and not dying till
The following account or the case of a
giil who was wrongly executed in 1766,
is given by a celebrated French author, as
an Instance of the injustice which was of•
ten committed by the equivocal mode of
trial do n used in France.
About seventeen Ca ars since, a young
pensm girl was ploy d at Pail.; in the ser
vice of a man, who. smitten with her beau
ty. irii dt o ente p ler ; but she was vir
ttrius, and resisted. 'the prudence of this
girl irr;tot 11 the master, and he detemin
ed on revenge. He secretely conveyed
into her box many things belonging to
him, marked with his name. He then
exclaimed that he was robbed, called in a
commis:lire, (a tninisterial officer of jus
tics,) and made his deposition. The girl s
box woo searched and the things were din
covered. The unhappy Jervant was Mt
She defended herself only by her tears;
she bad no evidence to prove that she did
not put the property in her box: and her
only rnswer to the interrogatories was,
that she wan innocent. Ihe judges had
no suspicion of the depravity of the accu
ser, vt hose station was respectable, and
they administered the law in all its rigor.
The innocent ti .1 was condemned to be
hanged. The dreadful office was ineffict
ually performed, as it was the first attempt
of the son of the chief executioner. A
surgeon had purchased the body for dts•
section, and Ft Nat convoyed to hts house.
On .h it evening being about to open the
head, he perceived n gentle warmth about
the body. The dissecting knife tell from
his hand and placed in a bed her whom
he was attout to dissect
His efforts to restore her to life were
effectual, and at the lame time he sent for
a el. rgyinan on whose discretion and ex
pe.lence he could depend. in order to con•
s ilt with him on this strange event as well
os io hare hint fur a witness to his conduct.
'rile moment the unfortunate girl opened
her eyes she believed herself in the other
woil.l, and perceiving the figure of a
priest. sub., had a murk d and majestic
o intitenance she joined her hands trem.
bl rilly exclaimed ••Eternal Father, you
know it y innocence, have pity on me !"
In this ur nm•r she to invoke
the e. e e is t e iering i t her sinii 'icily
tat she beheld her God. They were
lot g in persuading her that she was no:
dead—so much had the idea of the pun.
ishment and of death possessed her im
The girl having returned to Fite and
health, •hr ietired to hide herself in a dis-
tant village, ruing to meet the judges or
officers, who with the drtadful tree con.
Hominy It muted her imigina:ion The
accuser rein' led unpunished,'because his
shl.ough mange:4rd by tto indi
vidual witnesses was rot clear to the eye
of the av. The people subsequently be
came a .quainted with the resurrection of
tl i • girl, and loaded with reproaches
the author of her misery.
Die PCHCeSIC WITTWE.-4 Song for
the Guitar.—Dat panty I,ttle widder, vat
to &won't vish to name, is sthill leben on
cat little sthreet. doinolwes tallest to zame.
Die glt rks upon& der korners, zometitns
goes down to se how die tarlin little vitchy
is, und ax her how she pe. Dry loves
her very goot looks, dey loves ter leetle
paby, but dry loves die vidder mere. To
ualk Inn dot greet vidder, vhen she hands
der lager roma yill lanky dat schap dot
d oe s it, pe haopy, pound—dat ish,
iv vu can yell pelieve, de gierks vat
drhinks des peer, who goes in dare for
nuthin' elsh, but simply for to see her.
Oh, die wunderschcene %Vittwe, mit
eyes so pright at.d proven, she is die
schmnrte Wittwee, rot leaves in die here
town. In her pluck silk gownt —mine
kracious Buttoned to de neck, und a
pooty leetle collar inttuut a supot or shpeck.
Ho; clear der track, you ooder fraus, you
can't peg's to shine, yen to lofely vidder
comes along. I visit dat she was twine !
lio, clear de trek, you Yankee tchaps, you
Englisheri end such ; you can', min to
cut me ow; m:tout you dalka in Dutch,—
Leh bah' die scheme Wittwe echon lunge
nicht geisha; lch salt sit gestern Abend
wohl bei dem Counter stehn ; die Wanaen
rein wie Mitch und Blut, die Augen hell
und klar, loh hab' sic seclunnal each ge•
itnivet, powtansotao/ des tat waist
VOL. XXI. NO. 47.
From a Cope of Good Hope piper.
On Friday morning several vta„ , ons for
ming n part of the second division of the
command, left IVlooi River Dorp for the
lager at Mortice. They rode the firm eve
ning as far as Rivt 4pruit, a noted place
fur lions. Mr. Philip V.w Coder and his
brother wis'iing to proceed, inapt oned
their wagon, about midnight,
they writ, strongly advised c.:m.
panions not to ride before y
had scarcely ridden an hour, tvilol e
oxen were suddenly frigntened.
Van Coffer jumped off his wagon and v ..-
deavored to turn thew, but, nut succeedit. k :
in doing so, sprang upon I to wagon trap,
Irem which he must have been iu u nedtate•
ly drugged by a large lion witfi such force
as to break one of the trap milt. Ile was
heard to cry out twice for help, but in the
confusion of the 111011 Writ was not missed,
his brother Adolphe being buoy ut the
time on horseback ende ivoring to scup the
oxen, were going at a fearful raw
through the veld. With much dttliculty
he succeeded in doing soi and the.: return•
ed to look for his missing brother, woos'
body he found about dayi,reak, oryl the
lion crouching about twelve yards insist it.
With a feeling of desperation, he lerell.d
his gun tad fired at thu annual.
The aim was good, and, as the hall pa
sod through its head, it fa
spot, On coming miarer to his oriiiher's
body the poor niim WU sadly shoc eit ita
mutilated condition, the lion h r.
tied it a long di,lance, and th-ii di ;;
the greater portion. The rc• were
hastily conveyed to town, and dim,: • .4
eighty persons attended The r..: P.,.)r
Philip Van Coller leaves a ,viduw and
several children to deplore theft aad
his melancholy end.
P. S.—We have since learned that. pre.
lions 'o the oxen becoming frighte.... , l,the
lion first attacked, without provocation,
Adolphe Van Coller and three other men
who were riding on horseback some dis
tance in frost of the wagon. [laving un
fortunately no guns with thorn, they jut:w
ed WI their horses and stood between them
and the lion. The ion, however, appear.
ed more anxious to attack them than their
horses, on which they shouted and threw
•their hats at him, and afterwards fired the
grass, when he left them and went to the
wagon. The surrounding country being
all occupied, the lions appear to have con
centrated Oftmselves at this spot, where
they are extremely told:
cinvc rit
They tell us that we are fanati
A kind of drone that seeks an
In which to lire from others' hard e
That all our solemn protestations are
To flood the eye of foolish sympathy.
But let me tell you, ft iends, if Ilfave
Here is this audience—l have pnre dTo
To hero appear in thin mistrusted station;—
Fur such have been my wretched scene, oi lirei
My constant prayer, no others may enact them
1 du Rot come with studied tales of Wale,
Reality my own, my sole example,
Which truly shows why I'm fanatical.
A parent branded as • "bankrupt sot,"
And in his wild deliri. cruelty,
Abuse and curse a fond and denting wotber,
Her fond affection changed to constant sorrow
Heart broke n6e left for that eternal world,—
A little cause to be fanatical.
My father died the drunkard's death—alone,
Without a friend to soften death's cold pillow.
The devlish vision& of delerium
Howling his spirit to another world.
That morning's dawn, told such a wad tale,
You well may say,--1 am fanatical I
Should I relate the record of a broths,—
Tho blasted allergy of early youth,
The purple tints of midnight dissipation,
The sickly, rayless eye, the swollen blow.
The bloated form, the drowsy intellect;
Degeneration of the gifts of God; [oar 11,,t
And when the quick disease spread thrni.git
How aoou it drank his scanty nap of life;
You'd still proclaim, I am fanatical
That christened brother of our family,
The sacred purchase of a sister's hand,
Intemperate; destroyed a princely fortune.
Necessity with sookevsunken eye, (red
With ghastly brow, and hollow cheek, 8000 AS
Him in the face ; a growing family
I n want, it hat keener carte can pierce the hear;
And be befriend' it with • fatal dagger,
And fell a victim, branded suicide.
And yet 'tie strange I am fanatical
A sister, broken hearted, in despair ,
For her protector, self torn thus away ;
With frantic violence destroyed her child,
The only remnant of maternal joy ;
And then, alike self vietimed, sought her grave,
And I FM left, to be fanatical
Climb from the ditch, to be fanatics
Use, left the bowl, to be fanatics!
A.nd ham open( w yora-v-faaatised
on :ha