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An Incident. j
. ' Some live or six years since n gentleman uuJ his'
. it,1mI ,vnc ., ..,,,!... I to ihe i J " 'w were passing down the W ississ.pni river, on
... ci, A.iinwincf l.n.it;rnl KMav.natiio '.est, their way to New Orleans. Their fellow passen-
1 nl'rhn I'.illnwincr lirnntiflll Essay,U3
prose composition, by the Trustees of the Albany
Female Academy, at their last animal examina
tion. r r T-
The Ifftic to Die. ;
,, BT -MlSRt'W1'J1'?? . AI.B
"It was winter.' Before a cheerful tiro .;at:;i . t
man in lonely meditation. The curtain : i 1.1
heavy folds to the floor, casting-an air ot . J .it
over the room, and excluding the pieremir .....
Yet a tremor passed over the frame of thai ;
ns the storm without fell upon his ear.;; i
thankful I have a shelter on such u night a t
said he, drawing his easy chair nearer tj i
iwn in thn wretch that roams abroad in
for some time, he lit
gert) were nearly all slaveholders or citizens of
slaveholding states, and the conversation, in the in
tervals of card-playing, was mainly directed
' .Just the northern abolitionists. While they
re sitting on the deck, gazing at the strange and
oiny scenery of the 'Father of Waters,' they
. .e accosted bv one of the passengers, 'Is your
i ,me G -?' 'It is,' said the gentleman. 'Are
y -U from , Ohio?' 'I am.' 'Are you secretary-of
the anti-slavery society in that placer' 'I
,' The iiiterroffutor turned away, and soon the
. . ys spread over the boat: lJln Molilionist on
' 'ulrd!' They were at once surrounded by an an
9 and furious crowd many of them fearfully
iited bv liquor. Pistols were flourished and
.vie knives drawn. Some of the more cool antl
Walker and Torrey.
We copy from the Liberator the letter convey-
storm," then musing r ,oe . , , (t.11)LM.atc 0(, ,, a L h coll,t slloud be
tngthe room, and eve a on 'f' nml vl,,!,' some difficulty u ring was formed,
thought, which at le ng . ex , s. ; 'Jl am, , ,.cd fa(;e( s,!lve-drivor proclaimed judge. A
Si l Sr 1 auUn, 1' - committee ol twe.ve was selected to act as ju ry-
men, j was tnen questioned.
ele hard for life. To be placed deep in the cold and
frozen earth; no
herself seems to strive to
himself an abolitionist, and requested permission
to explain his principles. He was listened to witn
manifest imminence; and the committee were or-
herstrong ni eas to p.eie.u .....mu, u... .. . . . , hefore.ho had eoncludedhis defence.
breast. When 1 die, may it be ... th- bright unci 'lev SOo n returned and pronounce their ver
oyous spring time when all na uro is , e, ml . ofl)(;; n illmlition.
Uut harK : sumy i uu not '""-"? i ' 0,i.r,h,i he should have the a -
e out on such a mgiitr" ana-, i, ...... ...,;,, nfB;n.
before him a young gi. j.ornanveo qu, y u , ; . "
for who wouh
. . i i
opening tne Moor ne saw " - j ,i r- p. 'mtA 0f hii
who begged tor slieirer in accent i I 1 1 .v 1 1 1: ' ' r " , ' : " ' r. . .. . ; l, ,,u ...e.-cCil .leeislon
III Cllill'.i uii.j nit.. ...... .......
i 1 ...n..nnliil lri Wis ui.rmi
a paper was nrnwn up mm i.cbcih. ...oo.....
tin e, with the threat of immediate death in cas3 of
It was n trvinsr moment for
the. hardest heart. The appeal was enougli lor
the kind hearted old man; and drawing her within
the room. he. frivo her a seat near the fire, and
tried to revive her drooping frame. After t-lie had
. I ; ' " .. I, 1 . 1
so Jar recovered as o auswe, r nlf ; 4 - T am, its old familiar faces,
lnmsne was n loneiy creaiuiu nu i.. ...... ... a . . ;f . i.vivs gVvefct.
the world; she had Voamed about in,... pl.,-o tpf edupo ; h.- l..; . n L.f
place, living on heve. K ,L ffl u. JlHI.S i'lfeions and ,ad hopes!
ther or mother, or ielr t.it. PI y horror-striken by
The old man sun .iweumg up. .. .... - ; s . t. h.wlmn.l. Refo.-e
which had for some lime occupied bun, ir ...r..Sur w.mm. ' - ' , , , j
if death would not be a welcome mesengri ft ore fierce and Me. aces . bi a. ul sli e.l
as she had nothing for which to live, ..ml pons; beneath him rol lu the bh ,k a c ,s of
cared for her.-would she not be willing r. ' S..i t h i s u ml y ou ri c en f e 8.m the
..,.....'.? okesman of the mob. His lniin.in simit w avu-
'Oh nk mo not to -ive up my life, it i X.r mi instant as he turned his agonizing gaze
Uh, a.-K int. not to ve , j )r naU).e mn,,,!,,,,
hel-S " n .Jvf, nds,1 ' -, i lck and do' your worst,' he answered,
fjonrt .j'luannot make slavery right, even to save my
fTouii v'a-lumk God! my husband ' exclaimed his wife
r.mV lip ', ' , ' ping him in her nrnn, 'let us die together.'
lime 10 -. :.....,, ,l ,r. ' words and manner of lire noble woman over-
. . H"V . r , .r . od the assassins. One of the most violent of
nature smiled to welcome the blithe Goodev, . j them sprang torvvard, and threatened to b ow out
Sorin-. But the old man bad found nc tie, to the brains of the first who should lay hands on her
bind him to ll.e earli,; .he home.ess wandevnr was orl.fer husband 1 he w.ves and daughters of the
WOlHIluei S VV I.O IlilU lliui;itw n n.i.;...-, ..wi.
nitarfured; the Lynch court was dissolved; and,
. t . . . ... . nn.t III 1.
now as a daughter io hum; ... ... v
too strong a .bond to be easily broken, ll w
to leave the world now .is in the cold ninl.,tt.
winter; ago seemed but to strengthen the In
life, although youth was withered, and natui
ing, ytt 'life Nile only was his desire.' ,
Spring passed, and summer with its mit.,?
balmy air, visited the earth; the maiden smij .
gladness of hear:, and the old man rejoiced ,i:
happiness, for .-he threw joy and bliss around,
happy laugh rung upon his ear in wild ami if . J(
peals as she watched the flight of the gay butter
fly, and her sweet song arose upon the air as she
tended her birds and watched the opening of each
hud to the light. Time flew swiftly by, yet the
old 'man and the maiden were as fondly, attached
to the earth as in its spring time. Death gained
new horrors as the seasons advanced ; their sum
mer paths were strewn with flowers. "It was no
time to die."
Autumn, with its purple grape, and downy
iieaeh. tileasant nutting-time, took the place of
ring the remainder of the voyage, tho two abo
p . . .. ...... ... i ... 'pi...
Mists were treated wiiu ma. iteu res m;i;i. no
J substantially as wo have given it, was re
! to a friend of ours by one of the passengers,
-in, bad himself participated in the Lynch Lourt
Soon after his establishment in Philadelphia,
Vranklin was offered a piece for publication in bis
newspaper. Being very busy, he begged the gen
tleman would leave it for consideration. The
next day the author called and asked his opinion
of it. ' Why sir,' replied Franklin, 'I nm sorry to
say that I think it highly scurrillo.is and defamato
ry. But being at loss on account, of my poverty
whether to reject it or not, I thought I would put
it to this issue, at night, when my work was
done, I bought a two-penny loaf, on winch with a
ing the information in regard to Mr Wnlkcr.
Escambia Countv, 11th mo. 17th 1844.
H. W. Williams: Respected Friend, Being
under the impression that there are some persons
in voiir section of the country who are anxious to
learn the result of Jonathan Walker's trial at
Pensacola, I hasten to inform you that it took
place on tho 14th, and terminated on the same day.
Between 10 and 11, A. M., the prisoner was ar
raingtd before the court ; but, not having any
counsel, the Judge appointed Benjamin D. Wright
a moi iber of the bar, to defend him. The district
attorney, who was the prosecuting officer, present
ed to the court four indictments against the pris
onerone, for aiding and assisting, and one for
enticing slaves to run away and two for stealing
slavej. The prisoner was put upon his trial and
fount guilty of all four indictments by the jury,
and i. verdict rendered as follows:
1st, To be branded in tho right hand with the
letters S. S.
2n.l. lo stand in the pillory one hour.
2d. To be imprisoned 15 days.
4th. To pay a fine of ono hundred and sixty dol
lars. Prisoner Walker was again remanded lo jail
until the 16th, at 10, A.M., when he was again
conducted, to court, and tho judge pronounced the
soyiue upon him, viz: To stand one hour in
the pillory, (whicn was- in tront ol the (Jourt
house,) anil be branded in the right hand with the
letters S. S. after which lo bo remanded to pris
on for fifteen days, and there to remain commit-
ed until the fine and costs of prosecution should be
paid, which cost 1 have not been able to asreitain.
The first two specifications were executed, and
prisoner Walker was again placed in jail, to un
dergo the third, but was not put in irons, as here
tofore, -rreatlv to his relief.
A few hours ufter he had been committed, the
shtsrift came and served three writs upon him for
trespass and damago to the amount of $106,000:
Byrd C. Willis, $3000; 11. C. Caldwell, $3000;
Geo. Willis, tlOO.000!! Upon each ot tln.se
writs, tho prisoner was summoned to appear at
the May term, 1845, and answer, &c. These
three named persons are the reputed owners ol the
slaves named in the indictments. Good order and
quietness prevailed through all tho proceedings,
with one exception. When the prisoner had been
in the pillory about half an hour, tho iiloresaid
Geo. Willis stepped up to the prisoner, from the
crowd of spectators (wdio were very peaceably be
holding the execution of the laws of Florida,) anil
snatched from his head a handkerchief, which the
deputy marshall had placed upon it, to screen the
prisoners lieau trom uiu v.o.eiu ueai o. uic sun
which shone upon it, and took from his pocket
two rotten egss and hurled them at the prisoner's
head which took effect. This excited a burst of
indignation from many present. I was satisfacto
rily informed that lie liad been very solicitous a
niong the boys, offering them a great price for
some ratten eggs, and any one who would throw
those he had at the prisoner; but he could not
bribe or find any one inhuman or vile enough lo do
the deed but himself. The prisoner remained si
lent throughout, except to the officers who had
him in charge. Ho is in good spirits, and thinks
that, if it is for the best, be shall weather the
storm by and by. An Eye Witness.
The Boston At' as
of our citizens shall have been torn from their
wives and little ones, nnd shut up with criminals
within the strong walls of a prison, the spirit of
'76 will be aroused, and a voice louder than seven
thunders will go up from the press, the pulpit and
the ballot-box. God hasten the day w hen north
ern ministers and christians will be moused to ac
tion ou this subject, and not spend all their ener
gies in fighting the friends of liberty , and for mere
party purposes, doing all in their power to see
which of the two slaveholders shall rule the land.
Seven of our citizens arc now in southern prisons,
but every sigh, every tear and every pain they may
suffer will make a full grown liberty man. They
may be imprisoned, but their influence will be
felt, and their names will be enrolled in the an
nals of humanity, surrounded by a halo of the
brightest glory , whilst the names of those slave
holders who have condemned them, and even those
whom the parties have almost deified, will rot in
T II E P si E ll MAN
" Pliant as rends wliere Freedom's waters glide
Firm ns the hills to stern Oppression's tide!"
MONTPELIER, VERMONT, FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 1811.
For Representative to Congress,
LIBERTY STATE CONVENTION.
A State Liberty Convention will be holden at
West Randolph, on Wednesday the 15th of Jan
uary next, commencing at 9 o'clock A. M., and
cortinuo through that and the following day. The
object of the convention is to nominate men to be
supported by the Libety party at the next State
election, and adopt measures to promote the more
rapid advancement of its principles. As this will
bo a meeting of unparalleled importance, we ear
nestly desire that every town in the State may be
well represented., and every friend of Liberty be
foiwid at his post will) a brave and courageous
heart. It is expected that Gerrit Smith, II. B.
Stanton, one of the Clarks from Kentucky, and a
host of kindred spirits in our own State, w ill be
present anil make it one of the most interesting
meetings ever held in our State. The friends at
Randolph have kindly offered to open their doors
gratuitously to ull who will come. Let their hous
es be filled, and forget not to bring your wives and
daughters with you.
By order of the State Committee.
Randolph, Dec. 11, 1844.
The giuat conflict is over and the result is known
beyond a doubt. Now is the time for serious
thoughts nnd profitable reflection. Many, during
the last campaign have been sorely aHectcd by the
political whirlwind that has just swept over the
whole land. Reason has been dethroned con
science has been perverted and almost annihilated,
and prayerful; serious reflection, a thing almost
unduown. Thousands of good men have been
led on by blind infatuation a warped and preju
diced mind, until they have made themselves be
lieve that it was right 'this once' to sacrifice their
principles and do that which in their sober .mo
ments they would look upon with disapprobation
and even disgust. Satan never asks his subjects
to do wrong but once at a time, and never leads'
them more than one step at once. So with par
ties engaged in a bail cause, they are content to
havs their followers do wrong for once, and that
pi opares the way for. the same act again, until the
objec.1 is secured. This doing wroig only once,
has destroyed millions of souls and almost ruined
our country. Four years since, ueithej- of tho
leading parties dared put up'slaveholdcrs for' the
presidency, for fear the abolitionists at the, north
would leave the party rather than support such
men. Mr. Clay even gives that us a rmaon why
he was thrown overboard by tho nominating coru'
volition in 1810. Both parties however nominat
ed slaveholding Vice Presidents; this was a hard
dose for some of the more conscientious abolition
ists, but most who had any misgivings, satisfied
their consciences and bettor judgment, on the
round that it was only for 'this t.nee,' and they
would never bo guilty of voting for another tdave
holdcr. Many have nobly redeemed their pledge,
but a vast number have trampled on the authority
of God, broken their vow, and engaged in ouipor
ly meanness, that fiends would blush lo have any
hand in. They have voted, not for a slaveholding
Vice President, but for a President, whose hands
are red with blood, and whoso pockets arc filled
w ith tho tears, blood and sweat of those they have
immolated on the altar of their cupidity and aver
ice. They have done lliis by adopting the same
course of reasoning that deceived so many four
years ago, of doing wrong 'this once,' that good
might come. Wo ask every abolitionist, who vot
ed 'this once,' for Harrison and Tjler, or for Van
Btiren, how much did the cause of the slave gain
by your vole, mid you who have just voted for
Clay and Polk, have you not become satisfied that
ii is safer to do right mid obey God, rather than
The success of our cause depends almost entire
ly upon a proper understanding of our principles,
Ibis journal before election professed to be tho 1 objects and aims. That the Liberty party is right,
there can be no doubt; and all that, is now neces
sary to secure its success and complete triumph,
myei! in my great eoar, slept very sou. .my on mo
floor till morning; when another loaf and a mug
Bummer, and brought with it the lightness and mug of water 1 supped heartily, und then wrapped
joyoiisu.;ss of cool air and , ireedom ot tne oppres
sive heat, the little maiden tripped through the dry
leaves, and chased the squirrel with almosy itl 0f water afforded a pleasant breakfast. Now, sir,
own swiftness; then throwing back hoi ainiry,itnv Umee J can live very comfortably in this manner,
she bounded lo the side of the old niin i jj! A,y silouj I prostitute my press to personal hate
under the vines at his door, malting glad . ,(1i',)r ri.,,.tv mission for a more luxurious living?
... ... . . V ' . t ''.! . . ' - ' . . . ... I A .
One cannot read this anecdote ot ine Aineiican
with her bright and happy face,
grew young again in her lightsome jo on.; .
both little thought of Death. The uiih h.
ed herself in a robe of brown and diy leave-,
hid herself from the eye of man she seepvd
to wish for human company in this her t'ipf
changes. V' ,
Winter again returned; again we roe, i,
man sitting in bis easy chair before the bi t-
glowing fire; but he is not the solitary .-.
WHS before, for beside him is one in the fii.v.
of youth and grace ; she is no longei tne ,
.noisy child ; she is no less lovely, no h -s ii.i,in ,
but a deeper thought steals over her face, and a
heavenly radiance sits upon her leatuie, as she
bends over the book from winch, in ..eci nU ot
deep reverence, she reads the word of God ' 1 .n
old mm. , , , ,, -v $
What think they now of death? 1 he H j
both look more restrained, the holy spn.t sheds in
light upon the way which leadeth to t ie grave: it
no longer seems dark and lonely. I ho rM
received the heavenly guest into a hcai t wl;.
always been the residence of kindness ami u
The maiden now drooped daily, but -dieu
thought it hard to give up life; and when Vw i
blastTswept over the earth, and a robe of sn
velopcd it, with robes no less white, shett
ceived into Us bosom! Then I asked the
"when is the time to die ?''
'"A holy calm was on his brow
And peaceful was his breath; t
And sweetly .o'cr.bis features siolo s .'
A sinil(Lk Ipok i' i ' .1 .i..
He spak tho 1 '
gage without thinking of Socrates' reply to king
Arehelius, who had pressed him to give up preach
jng in the .dirty streets of Athens, and come and
live with him in his splendid courts, 'Meal, please
your Majesty, is a half-penny u peck at Athens,
and water I "can get for nothing.' Bos. Christian
A young Yn litre i.ao . irnt for
I h daughter of a l ich old far mer, an i, , nai oeing
: with his 'bonnro lassie,' went to the old follow to
: ask his consent, and during the i. . lei view ; which
wns- an nwKwnrn mm-nr-,,nthun, ho whittled u
' way at a stick. The old man watrbed the rnove
incuts of the knife, and at the same time continued
in talk" u non the prospects of his future son-in-law,
sis he supposed, until the slick was dwindled down
to naught, lie then spoke as follows: " You have
fine property, vou have steady habits, good enough
looking, but you ca'nt have my daughter ! Had
you made something, no matter what, of the stick
you've whittled away, you could have had her as
it is,you cannot. Your property will go as your
ftick'did, little by- little, until all is gone, and your
family reduced "to want. I have read your true
character you have my answer."
; Anti-Slavery Extracts.
i "Blessed is he that considereth the poor."
"Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to
.p afflicted and needy. .Deliver the poor aud
needy; rid him out of the hands of the wick
: ''Open the mouth for the dumb; plead the cause
of the poor aud needy."
i "-Mossed are the merciful, for they shall obtain
! "First, bo reconciled to thy brother, and ihen
.tne and offer thy gift."
Thou shall love thy nei; l.l.or ns tnyseit."
! ''AH things whatsoever ye would that men should
to you, do ve even so to them."
"For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth;
i noor also, and him that hath ho helper."
"The Lord looseth the prisoners;the Lord rais
Uhem that arc bowed down; the Lord preserv-
1 He hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to
ich deliverance to the captives, to set at lioer
u'em that are bruised." Bible.
"1, call only say, that there is not n man living
Vwishes more sincerely than I do, to see n plan
nted for the abolition ol it; but there is ou
ij one proper ond effectual mode by which it can
be accomplished, and that is, Ify the legislative au
thority; and this, as far as my suffrage will go,
shall not be wanting-. George Washington.
Never will your country bo productive; never
ni-"nn of the true anti slavery party. What vitew
it really takes of slavery may be, -interred Iroui Us
publishing 'the cold-blooded letter which follows,
without a word of comment.
Correspondence of the Atlas.
CONVICTION OF TOllllKY.
Baltimore, Dec. 2, 1844.
The case of the Rev. 0. T. Torrey was con
cluded to-dav. bv a verdict of suilty on all three
mi leiinenis. file was chanred with carrying on
three slaves, and there was an indictment in each
case. The punishment is imprisonment in the
penitentiary lor not less man two years in eacn
case, making at least six years in an.
The evidence against him was most conclusive,
leaving no doubt that he was guilty as charged. 1
had hoped this was not so, and if there had been
the least doubt, the jury would huve cleared him.
Indeed, several of the jury felt a strong personal
interest in his case, and from this fact it was pre
dicted that there would bo im agreement. But
there was no doubt, and the jury only retired to
their room for form sake, returning in less than
an hour, with a verdictof guilty.
It is a very painful case. JYJr. lorrey is a man
of education, n minister, a husband and a father.
He is most respectably connected in Massachu
setts, I believe; and his wife, besides, is of a most
respectable family. He is a man of general intel
ligence; but on the subject of slavery is perfectly
wild. He is, no doubt, very sincere in bis opinion,
and believes it his duty to oppose slavery in every
form; but he has certainly mistaken the effective
wav of srettmsr slavery auoiisneu, ny pursuing tne
course he has. Ho has not only involved himself
in offences against the laws of the State, but brot'
distress to his wife and children ailiha largo body
His counsel, on the rendition of the veidict, gave
notice that they should move for an arrest of
judgment and a new trial. Nothing but the par
don of the governor, however, will keep him trom
the K.'iiitentiary. And even it tins were given
him, it would scarcely avail. He is indebted in
Virginia for aiding four slaves to escape from that
State, and there is o vvarriii t in the ban Is of .he
officers here (issued on the requisition of the Gov
ernor of Virginia) to arrest him and baud him
over to the authorities of Virginia. If ho should
be pardoned in Maryland, he would be immedi
ately taken to Virginia; aud from what is said, he
would, no doubt, bo convicted their. The nun-
will it-5 a"riculture, its commerce, or its nuinufac- ish.neiit in that State is twenty one years on ouch.
tor. o flourish so I0112 as they depend on reluctant , cuumi making in ihn f. eighty four
lllSr lUM r?r .i xsI"-W'.ir...... liU,,.y. vein ! U...u vrn-u instances, there is noilung
lio.id.igo lot tnen l"'"--3' (.t) j,, tle t.noi(.0 ..fiis, l,llt fo go to the' peni-
Herniary in Maryland. It is truly to be
is, rightly to present its principlesjind enforce its
claims. This has been the object ol tho i ceman
thus far. Our increasing list the bright pros
pects of the party, and the confidence we have in
the assistance and co-operation of our friends,
have induced us to make arrangements to enlarge
the paper after the fust of January next, and we
intend to spare no expense or labor lo make it one
of the largest, cheapest and hesl' nape is in the state.
But to do this,- the friends of the cause must feel
some responsibility and put their shoulders to the
wheel. We ask for no large donations, but we
want $1,50 of every friend of liberty in the Slate,
for the paper one year. Is this asking too 'much
of any one who has any love for the slave : Who
that is a liberty man will not make so small a sac
rifice as that to promote the cause? Our appeal is
to every man who rends this article. If you take
the Freeman now, get your neighbor to take it,
and send us at least one new subscriber. We
want every subscriber to feel that he is an agent
for the paper. We hope no one will withdraw
from our list at the close of the year, and we be
lieve no one will who loves the cause, for its snc
, 1 .i
cess in this state depends very n.ucu upuu iu
prospenty of its organ. Let that die, or suffer,
nnd the cause w ill bleed aud languish, and our
enemies triumph. Already we tire making large
outlays to giye our readers a sheet that will inspire
courage and hope in our friends, nnd produce dis
may among our enemies.
Mr. Poland is now in Boston to procure new
type and press and a superior quality of paper.
To have the Freeman prosper, under the largely
increased expense of this undertaking, the sub
scription list ought to be increased to ot least three
thousand. Let the friends hut say the word and it
can easily be done. Now is the time to do the
work. Those who nre owing for the Freeman,
we trust, will pay as soon ns possible; nnd we
want nil who can, to pnv in advance for the next
volume, as we arc very much in want of funds at
. . TM . ...l. -....in.! nut IkM'fll-tl WO
hoped this tune. 1 nose nuu ..u.i.iui Vy ,
earnestly request tnem to senu ur 11.1.. ...u..rj
commit a little evil, and do wrong even once?
Have you not become convinced that both parlies
can exist no longer than they are willing to sustain
slavery and its firmest supporters, and that if you
remain w ith them, it. will always be 'this once, 'and
vou must do wrong so long ns the parlies retain
their present organization? The Liberty party is
the only resort. It it the only party whose voles
make slaveholders tremble and sound the death
knell of slavery. You, who have voted 'this once'
for Clay, to keep Texas out, and you who have
voted for Polk to keep Clay out, we usk you to
review enrpfully, tlin nucto vou li.it'u iuk., ukvl-.
show your willingness to do right, by swelling the
ranks of the Liberty party, lhat four years hence,
Liehlfrom above. For ono truly pious man ; t1(1t this ease will 1ms n vvuriiin to otlit?r(, antl tlmt ,
whose looks and thoughts are fixed upon tho sKy, 1 timiu ,. mteinpt will be made by iik abolition-, ,0 ,1R gUlte Convention
A Wise Goose." -ii old goose," says un En
glish writer, " that had been for a fortnight hatch
ing in a farmer's kitchen, was perceived 011a sud
den to be taken violently ill. She soon after left
the nest, and repaired to an out-house wliere there
was a young goose of the first year, which she
brought with her into the kitchen. The young
one immediately scrambled into the old one's nest
sat, hatched, and afterwards brought up ihe
broo'd. Tho old :.'oosc. as soon us the young one
had taken her place, sat do wn beside the nest, aud
shortly after died. As the young goose bad never
been in the, habit of entering the kitchen before,
I know of no wav of accounting for this fact, but
bv iunnoin:' lhat tho old one had some w ay of
communicating her thoughts and anxiot.es, which
the other ras perfectly able to understand."
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wonders and ways of heaven, there are a dozen
hypocrites, whose upturned eyes take the same
direction, in order that, like sailors steering, by
stars, they may the better make their way heiv be
low. We have been told, on very competent au
thority, that men go into the church to live by it;
but we hear little of their l.ving for it, if necessary.
Well would it be for us if all tho current of our
dispositions, and the tide ofour passions, like those
of the set, were always governed by a light from
Assault. Samuel Drew, of Newark and Maham
of Kirby had some difficulty at Lyndon Corner last
Friday, and theformor drew a km te and stubbed the
latter in tho leg and abdomen, cutting a gash some
inches long in each place. Maham started off and
walked a few panes and fell. His wounds were
dressed by Dr. S. Newell, and though dangerous
there is some reason to hope he may recover. Both,
we are informed, were somewhat intoxicated.
Drew was arrested on charge of assult with intent
to kill, and curried to Danville jail the next day.--Caledoniun.
Mark the members who voted for (he Gag Rule
ist.s. Let them be assured they do men- cause 1
great injury, and do no service to the slave by such
ell'orls, wh'ieh at best can only be very partially
successful, and the risks of which are too great for
a 1 1 j prudent man to encounter.
Cold and unfeeling must-be the heart of that
person who can read the above accounts and not
shed the sympathetic tear, aud give place to the
most indignant feelings in view of ouch brutish,
hellish treatment. He that would n it feel under
such circumstances, has not a soul large enough
to le worth saving. Shame on the American w ho
coil hold his peace while so many of our citizens
urn immured in loathsome prisons, for doing that,
which an angel might well glory in. Well may
England boast of her liberty, ond call us n land of
slaves, while we not only bold 3,000,000 of our
countrymen in chains, but sanction, by our votes
and silence, the branding and imprisonment of
many more, for committing no crime, but. for
obeying God's plainest and most sacred commands.
Our nation cannot, will not slumber over such
wrong j atiil. outrages as these. When a few more
The odious n'. it seems, is now removed.
The northern democratic members havo finally
come to their senses, and have done that which
they ought to have done long ago. Probably, like
Mr. Clay, they think the most effectual way to dis
pose of the business is, to receive the petitions,
but refuse to grant the request of the petitioners.
Five years ago, n similar result w ould have shak
en th-j eapitol like on earthquake, but now, no one
cares anything about it. Let tho brand of Cain be
put upon those .northern members who voted lor
This week we give the message of the president
in full, at the exclusion of our usual quantity of!
miscellaneous and other inattBr. We express no
opinion as to its merits, but leave the task for our
reoders. It smells strong of slavery and Texas.
n j ono need vole 'this once' fo.- a slaveholder or a
ti, n,.. t),.i..
j ne jutiiuci iittu rui tv,
The Democrats have rent the air with their ,
shouts of triumph, and made merry over the sor
rows, masted Hopes, and ruined prospests ot tho
Whigs, but their triumph will be of short dura
lion, und their rejoicings will soon be turned into
lamentations, for never did a party come into pow
er less deserving of confidence and respect, or
more destitute of sound principle than the so call
ed Democratic party. A righteous retribution
aw aits them, and an indignant people will not bear '
w ith their canting hypocricy much longer, but will
tear off their mask, and expose them to the gaze
of the universo in all their deformity. They have
taken tiic name democracy as a cloak to cover up
the carcass of slavery w hich they have hugged
to their bosom us the support. the idol of the party.
Their acts as u party entitle them to the namo as
liltle as the boy of Tunis, or tho sultan of Tur
key, or tho czar of Russin, Democrats, dealers in
human flesh robbers of God's peer the bul
warks ot American slavery, that gaugrcen that is
preying upon ihe vitals ofoureountry and destroy
ing every democratic principle supporters of men
whose highest qualifications consist in their pledge
to extend and perpetuate slavery the "natural air
lies" of the South, who, on all occasions, have
bowed their pliant knots to the bidding of slave
holding tyrants, and sacrificed on the altar of par
ty and slavery the rights and happiness of milions,.
anil our country's liberties. What a libel upon
the inino ! Wo say these things in sorrow, but in
ti uib, and duty requi re us to do it. There are
many in the party who nre honest men, but they
have been sadly duped by the wire-pullers and ef
fuse seekers-, & by the charms of democracy; these
men need only to get the party scales from their,
eyes, so that they can see their real position. Let
this bo done and there would bo a mighty gather
ing around the standard of the Liberty party, which.
is indeed tho only true democratic standard. We
appeal to facts; let democrats look at the history
of their party for the last ten years and then te't
us if you please whether our language is more se
vere than facts will justify. We challenge them,
to point out a single person now in the party whe
lms ever opened his mouth, on the floor of Con
gress, or elsewhere, when his party would be ef-.
fected by it, in favor of true democratic principles..
Is slavery, the annexation of Texas, and opposi
tion to the bank, do all these united constitute the
life and glory of democracy ? If so, the party has
been consistent with its professions, for on. these
points they have spent all their powers and ener
ies. The proceedings of their last Convention at
Baltimore'! -.fiord a perfect history of the party.
We belie vii it is not possible to find in the annaU
of the world a more mean and contemptible piece
of political chicanery ond bare faced hypocricy
than was exhibited on that occasion, in imposing