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The Right to Carry itre-Judge Alli
In the Court of Oyer and Terminer,
during the trial ofEdward McNulty
for the murder of Jacob Gornor,
Peter Truitt, colored witness (pr
the Commonwealth, appeared on
the stand with a loaded pistol upon
his person, which occasioned quite
a sensation and considerable discus
sion. In the course of the trial his
Honor Judge Allison referred to the
subject in the following language:
There was something said, gentle
men, at an earlier stage of the case,
in regard to the right to one of the
witnesses to carry a loaded pistol.
The witness having stated, on cross
examination, that he carried it for
defense of his person, that he had
been shot at three or four times, in
his own door, at the election before
the last, and that as they all knew
him, he did not know what they
might do to him. This right was
questioned by the eounsel for the
pxisoner, which I felt it my duty to
say that, upon the facts stated by
the witness, he was, under the law
of the land, justified in carrying
upon his person a loadedpistol and
that he could bring it with him here
if, under a well-grounded apprehen
sion or periltohisperson or hislife,
he armed for defense. I repeat now
to the jury in substance what I then
said and add that this is not an
uncertain or doubtful right; it is
guaranteed to the citizen by the
declaration of rights, which is part
of the fundemental law of the State;
and is therefore above all acts of
Assembly, which might be passed to
abridge or take the privilege away.
The language of the Constitution
is "that the right of citizens to bear
arms in defense of themseuves and
the Sta'e .hall not be ,u'estioned."
This places the right above all legis
lative, judicial, or individual ques
tion; it cannot be taken away till
the Constitution itself upon this
subject be changed. But if it be
supposed that the act of the 13th of
May, 1850, is in conflict with this
constitutional right, the supposition
is a ckar misinterpretation of the
statute which makes it a crime for
any person to carry a concealed
deadly weapon with the intent
thel e with unlawnlly and malicious
ly to do injury to any person. This
act of Assembly is aimed at the in
tent to no unlawfully and. malili
ous injury, and is designed to in
terfere with the sacred right of de
fense of life or person against vio
lent or deadly assault, and is there
fore in entire harmony with the
constitutional privilige to which I
referred. The act declares that the
jury may infer the intent to do ma
licious injury to the persons of the
citizens from the posession of a
deadly weapon concealed upon the
person of the party accused, but
this can only be done where the
purpose is neeplained; and when
the jury are satisfied that the object
to be accomplished is defence against
threatened or apprehended violence
they are duty bound to acquit the
accused, or if the jury disregard the
duty and convict, the court will set
the verdict aside and discharge the
defendant. Now, whether the prin
ciple be applied to the case of the
witness whose life had been
attacked, and who feared a re
petition of it or to a class of per
sons similarly situated, the supreme
law of the land protects him and
them, and if there were an hundred
statutes to the contrary, they would
not be worth the paper they are
printed on, becuse they would call
in question that which the Bill of
Rights declares is beyond question,
and against which there can be no
I have thought it proper to say
his much upon the general princi
ple, for the pnrpose of correcting
misapprehension upon this subject,
as it may affet this case, which has
been the subject of comment by
counsel, that a .witness called upon
the stand had arms upon his person,
which I instruct you of itself makes
neither for or against him, if he was
armed for defense against attack
upon his way here, or whilst in a.
tendance at the sessions of the
court, or whilst returning to his
home. The tebuday of Trait is
to be considered and judged by the
jury by the ordinary tests of truth
fulness and credibility. To the ex
tent to which you believe what he
has said to be correct and true, you
will act upon it, and in so far as his
testimony is unmliable in your
judment, you will rejeet it--Our
Natonaltuopma m - c
FL FMn and_ Facy.
-"Mr. Jones, you said you were
connected with the ne arts. Do"
you mean by that that you area
"No, sir ; I don't scalp myself,
but I furnish the stone to the man
-A Dutchman in Albany, some
time back went out to his milkman
in the street with a dish in each
hand, instead of one as usual. The
dispenser of attenuated milk asked
if he wished him to fill both vessels.
The Dutchman, replied, suiting the
action to the word, "Dis is for the
milluk and this for de watter, an' I
will mix them to shute myself."
-A gentleman at the opera, the
other night, in sounding the praises
of a new opera glass which he had
just purchased, said :
"Why, bless your soul, it brings
the ladies on the opposite side of I
the house so near, that I can smell
the musk on their pocket-handker
chiefs, and hear the beating of their
dear little hearts."
-"Sam, what fish in the salt
water weighs de least ?"
"Why, Julius, what ignoramous
questions you ax yer bredren !
Minims weigh de least of course."
"No, no, sah--dats wrong now ;
it am the porpus weighs nothing
cos he's got no scales."
-"Pa, I planted some potatoes
in our garden," said a smart youth
to his father, "and what do you
think came up ?" "Why, potatoes
of course." "No siree ! There came
up a drove of hogs and ate them
-"An aged friend in exhibiting
a very complicated lock to his bet
ter half, recently remarked that
there was something the devil
couldn't unlock. "What made you
get something you couldn't open
yourself ?" was the gentle reply.
-"May it please your honor,"
said a lawyer addressing one of the
judges, "I brought this man from
the jail on habeas corpus."
"That's a good one !" said a fel
low in an under tone, who stood m
the rear of the court. "I'm blow'd
if I didn't see him come here in a
-An Irish gentleman hearing of
a friend having a stone coffin made
for himself, exclaimed: "By me
sowl, an' that's a good idea ! Shure
an' a stone coffin 'ud last a man his
-"The following notice might
have been seen some time ago stuck
up in a corset-maker's shop window
in Glascow: "All sorts of ladies'
- -Persons who are confined to
their homes by illness, and unable
to earn bread for their poor families,
will find it profitable to go a fishing
among the Islands in the bay, says
the Editor of the "True Irishman."
-I-"Weigh youz words," said a
i man to a fellow who was blustering
away in a towering passion at an
other. "They won't weigh much
if he does," said the antagonist
-A tailor's apprentice, who seemr
ed to be pained a good deal with
the cross-legged attitude, was asked
how he liked tailoring, to which he
replied, "Very well ; but I believe,
I shall never be able to stand sit
-At Springfield Mass., a lady
sent the following volunteer toast :
-"Spruce old bachelors the ever
greens of society."
-'It's a very solemn thing to
get married," said Aunt Bethany.
"Yes, but it's a great deal more sol
emn not to be," said her niece.
-A gentleman was threatening
to beat a dog who barked intoler
"Why," exclaimed an Irishman
who was present, "would you beat
the poor dumb animal for sparkin'
-Dr. Durbin, the great Methodist
orator, oncae attempted to pseach
from the text. "Remember Lot's
wife," and made a failure. After
wards, remarking to Dr. Bond that
he did not know the reason of his
failure, the venerable doctor re
plied that he "had tL th -
ter let other people's irbes alone !"
-"Din't you gura '~
that the horse wouldn't shy before
the Iare of an enemy ?"
"No mere he won't; 'tia't till
edi the Izutha hash
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10,368,00Q timqs £ month,
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A Genuine Waltham Watch
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once a day, it will faithfully tick for you
a hundred and twenty ix million times in
a year, without even requiting tlh oil
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A Genuine WalthanMWatch t
5 Spring, 9 sheels, 51 &rews,# aid 9eder
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Every part of a Waltham Watch is made
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coast over a HIndred Tnousand Dollars,
yet we sell these Watches, in a solid Silver
Hunting Case, for $18. The same watch
could not be made by hand and finisheds
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Is ihterchangeable, like a Springfield rife
that is, any part of one Watcb is exactly
like the same part in another ; and if ten
Watches of one grade were taken apart,
and the screws, wheels, springs, &c., were 1
mixed together, ten watches could be
made by putting these parts together
again, withuot any reference to their
former combination. This is a t
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For, if any part of a Waltham Watch is
injhred we can always replace it at a ft
A SENUNE WALTHAM WATCH o1
Is made with special reference to i
Other Watches will ran for a year or two. fr
an require constant repairs ; but ec
A. Walthma W atch
WILL RUN F.4ITI'. JLLY
FOR MANY YEARS- W
We sell these Watches, le
IN SOLID SILVER HUNTING
CASES ........................ $18
IN SOLID GOLD HUNTING CASES, $70 ax
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ILLUSTRATED PICE UST,
which describes the various grades of R
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List oJ Waltham Watches, as per adver-.
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these Watches upon theme conditions, and
have only been asked to refund the money -
in three cases, and not oa othese was
on account of disatisfacton with the
Watclh, but because the partieis needed
the money more.,
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WalthamWatches in any Imitatigp, Gilt,
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are alU other names for Br or m Ge~ a C
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not propose to selit ia say ot~er. g
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, AT I =1 1
n AS THE SOLE AGENTS in the United
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we are authorized by them to close out
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u prices never before .known. All beautiful
n in fnish, artistic in design, reliable or
il accurate time, durable, and of the lates
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l jeweled movements, duted regulator,
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and serviceable article large or small size
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A AVERY HANDSOME WATCfI in fine
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h imitation of $100 Gold Watch-ehngrved
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correct, and in complete running or
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e withLocket and Key, mailed pre-paid for
y only EIGHTEEN I)OLLARS.
The Oride Gold Watch,
IN MASSIVE OBIDE GOLD Double
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r regulated and warranted to keep correct
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