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?'j! Ming the horie, j ; (
. V: ' XHibling down the mowi;
Fading in the watr,
- : Werking inimicmilla
TAIitashg throngU the wradewi,
: ; , .Rolling ftou tbA hills; i
;. 'V ' ;v'jHaaiBg atrings of elm-bark, , , .
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. . - JMannme. tonr aioretiine, ..
otslH tUe'll hare a sled to ride.
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: ;!k ii 1 And auhemiug like a mn. ;
fi.'l iow P0" grandfather' kne,
n.lantns will,
xo roe stories mai are new '
; KrWydayand night. - r?ii-m.fl x:
' l.'OSf' lIlai"i H 4vi"I ii'il'ji'il ll ('
fi How,;with Jojrou uiake-belUre,'.! t.h,
. la despite his frewn, ri , i .
1,11 'Turning chairs to railoars, ' '
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? d 1 Ir.u. "JJT STtTASrVS' COBB, JR,'
Porsome inontbs there had been apairjtorcca nre rascal s. s5d I went home
v uvvpiivvv" vuKiuvwta I'lvnnu avv'
' " the country, doing all sons1 of evil deeds,1
but inakiDg. borse-stealing. their, especial
: busmessVtli'.js aid (and Jhe Teport Jhad
good, foundation') .-thiat, they , were esc e 1
conrictsTiliain who had once been aent
r from 'London' to' Xew South , Wales. and,
who had contriredtpv make their escape
; and feach this( cpuutryf, Thst they,, were
4esperat9. ,VH.i'".ent ,nB.g- from .some
iitheirdeedsthey iaringj.repcaedlyat-;
tempo kt!ibpse. wfio osd .tlqoghft of
W9siUng'itnen But the precious scamps
Were at, last' caught, and brought before, a
: jHsttpe'fop examination, aud commitment,.
.L?.YaV"5K, 8'! Pr3ecuting 1 attorney,,
nd aaade ; my appearance accordingly,
being termined thata case should; be
' ma'd'outtrongenougn to hold, them.
v"Ji'certarniy iever saw two more inho.
r-r man looking fellows who could lav claim
" to fair,share of intelligence, t j.They gave
. , theft names as Job Gilbrand and Luman
JlcCargan, r':The first was a short, broad
. shouldered, pull-necked, low-browed man,
with an ngty, rengefui look, and a sort of
'. tiger-like restlessness in alliis movements
The second had v all of his 'companion's
, brutal expression, , . without , . the same
look of intelligence., lie was talleMhan
- Gtorand,, but no so massive In frame.--
JLi they gazed 'around opqn the assembled
multitude seemed to have but one feeling,
and7 Chat was,' a desire to exterminate the
whole throng. .Blood thirstiness was writ
te as plarnTy npon their faces as it ever
. . was in the' glaring eye of the caged , pan
ther.' In short, they seemed to hare po
moral perceptions at all They were
. " ereatu res, pf, lust and fear, :qd knew no
other governing principles.
:'. $ course it became my duty to have
th"e.onmited i possible, and I deter
inr J.iprobethe
.reerf Jaa'.po8b?!. "I .'had' wit
nessefl enough to" sweat, directly to their
hOree-steallng; '.but lwas not satisfied
with (his - They had engaged a - lawyer
for the dibfehseii aod he' set up' ine claim
taeii iuew nothing against their ehar
aetm pceriOas ui the-making of thepreS"
ealhge. . "Here I ' opened my battery
. aad Ired away,? 1 had my Witnesses pres
ent; aady what they could not swear to 1
eajsilyjarrired at by induction. -I held
tnem up o ine gaie or the multitude as
thcdld--blooded villains they really' were;
I raked open their former life in England;
V I brought to light their transportation to
Pert Jackson; I told of their escape thence
aadwe-niid op' -by fastening upon them
maajrdarb' crimes since their arrirlil in
this edantry, .-; I knew that they had sworn
' to-, kilt ahy - man who ' should arrest them,
and QuA they had, on more than one ooca
- siisp tried 'to!'take Uife: These 'things
tnad m mort bitter vtb'an 1 7 might
otherwise have ben. Ever and: anou,
I brought ' up some strong point
of rascality, -I Would turn my eyes upon
the prisoners, aod 1 mast admit that, even
then, with oH the zeal of my cause to fire
my soul, I conld not help shuddering at
the glance which Job Gilbrand pare mel
It was not a look of hate, nor of anger;
but it was an expression of malevolent,
demoniac triumph", which seemed to imply
that ha was perfectly satisfied I was har
ing my own way uow he would hare his
in good time, i i!; .- vr :;J
- The resuit of the trial 'was just what
erery body had known it would be. The
prisoners were fully committed; to await
the acti on of the grand jury. ' As l arose
to my feet I saw OUbrand beckon to md
with his Gngor. ; I went to : him.Iand he
whispered in my ear,-- - ",Vi ; ' '
'111 hare your life' as sure as there is a
God in heaven! There7 aint a'prison on
earth11' ftrohcr enough to keep me from
youl- i- ;; ;': '
" The manner of his speaking startled me
some, but I looked upon it as an idle threat
uot that he might not hare the will to
do" the deed, but I did not believe he would
have the ' po wer- Still X saw the jailer,
and' hinted to Lira that be had better look
rather more carefully after these prisoners
than wtfs usual with him, for they were
old jail-birds, and up to all the tricks of
evadingtiolts and bars and stone walls.
He told me I need be uuder no appreheu
feiou of their escape.' ( lie would put them
in a pit from which no mortal man could
rati awayi ': ...:-,
I went about my usual business, and
two weeks had passed from the time of the
trial before pur justice's courU., .The ex
citement consequent upon the : arrest of .the
horse-uneves had mostly., died out, and
people let heir horses run without fear of
hariiijlthem .stolen', q One,' evenings .just
as l was le'ariu njy pHicea plan came up
and1 informed me that, She' horse-thieves
had made thtir escape. '. . They had left the
jail sometime during the . previous night,
aiid all day various, parties .bad been in
search of themj but without effect. The
tillaius had contrired to'remdye the heavy
stone sill into which the iron; bars of win
dow were fixedhe' cement! having been'
displaced by some iron , instrunent. . which
they had adroitly 'concealed about them.--
I asked If any traces, bad been' fouud of
them? and my informant told me that two
men, answering to their description, had
jbeen seeu about ten miles off, ', that rnorn
ing, making towards the sea-coast.; ., 4
.,. I had been. away all day ou, busines.
and had just returned, when, this, informs-
J tiou was given me, or I should hare heard
of. it before. , .However, I- knew that every
with, strong hopes , that they: might.i yet
make tue acquaintance or our, superior
court. At first the. thought .occurred to
me, that Gilbrand might make an effort to
carry out the bloody purpose, he had sworn
against me, . but. I;was not under, .much
apprehension, for I did not, think he. yoald
risk hUpwn neck., jbelieyed. be .had plac
ed as great a distance as possible between
me and. himself, and that, . he , would not
again yisit our town except upon compul-
i.r,t--'r;i!...-r ibjn:s wM Mr-!-:"',-' i-'-?
My .wife had beard of the escape of the
two (risoners, bat she knew nothing of the
threat which had been made against . me.
I did not tell her of it at the , time, for I
feared she might worry over it, and cf
course . I t meant that it should be kept
from Jier now, ; ,a My house i was near : the i
center of . the. Tillage, but some - way back
from the mam street, upon a gentle ;emkj
nence;.and surrounded by trees, my garden
and yard separating it entirely from other
buildings,, ;;:i-;ff ovo t s ;; ,v:;- .;' (.
: During the evening I thought the mat
ter over; and finally made up my mind
that the idea of Job Gilbrand's coming to
put his threat Into execution was simply
ridiculous. I knew -I knew very well
that he had juit the will and; disposition
to do it, and I believe that it would hare
afforded him a. sincere satisfaction to put
a knife to my heart; but I did not believe
he would risk his own life, under present
circumstances, for any sueh purpose. Yet,
when I went np to my chamber, I examin
ed the pistol which lay in my burean draw
er. L My business, as collecting "agent for
several, heavy houses, in distant . parts of
the. country, required :i that should at
some times have large sums of money by
me and as many people are aware of . this
facVJ,koew.that..my premises migh hold
pat golden inducements to daring burglars,
so I had, . some two years before, purchas
ed a good revolver, which I had kept load
ed ia my. ehamber, v I never supposed 1
should shoot anybody; but in case I should
hear the footsteps of intruders at night up
on my premises, I should notouly feel safer
with such a weapon, but' the possession of
a 'six-shooter gives a -. man a wonderful
advantage in an argument under such cir
eumstances. He can persuade an interlo
per to leave when mere words might be
ineffectual,, .ri.yi, . J;sVsT'-:
On the present occasion I thought I
would just examine my pistol, ; to see if it
was all right,' for there . was no knowing
what might happen. If any one should
enter tbe house I felt sure that my wife or
self csust be awakened, and then the weap
on might be an agreeable companion, if
notniag ' more; I saw that the barrels
were all loaded' and the caps ; all "sound,
aod then I put fte pistctf 1 fca,ek fatij'the
dra wer, and went to bed. My wife asked me
what I meant to do, and I t?ld her I had
considerable money in the house, and that
the circumstance had merely reminded me
of my weapon. We laughed 'over the
idea of my killing a robber, and then went
to sleep. ; .' : -: : 1 -:
It must have been not far . from mid
night when I was awakened from a some
what uneasy slumber. I had no'sense of
having been aroused by anything in par
ticular, only I felt uneasy, and' wanted a
new position for my body. The moon
had been up an hour or more, and was
shining through one of the windows, its
beams falling directly upon the door-way
on the opposite side of the room. - As I
turned, my eyes rested upon this doorway,
and I saw a man standing there. He had
apparently,-just crept to the spot, and the
mooalight lay full upon him. : It was Job
Gilbrand Had I . met him in the broad
blaze of noontime, I could not . have dis
tinguished his form and features more
plainly. . And I saw, in his right hand, a
long bladed knife. ' Behind him, in the
hall, I saw the outlines of another man,
whom I. took, of course, to be McCar-
gan. . ;
The discovery operated : upon me like
the shock from a powerful galvanic battery.
There was a horrible, deadly fear thrilling
through me, and depriving me of both
sense and reason for a moment, but the
very weight of the terrible circumstance
served to nerve me up, and in a very brief
space of time I was as calm as need be.. I
mean my thoughts were all collected, and
my instincts sharp and clear. My wife
slept op, for as yet there had been no noise
save that-sorocthing which must have awa
kened me. .' --.-:i.-r,;v iii uul-:r " i-.-.y
My chamber was a large square room.
and, the bed was in one corner. The win
dow, tnrougu the moonlight came was
close, by the foot of the bed, and the door
that led to the hall , directly -opposite:-
This room Was in one corner of the : main
building, so there were two more windows,
one near the head of the bed, and another.
piercing the same wall, only a few feet Off.
Between these two windows stood the bu
reau, there - being i only the space of one
window between it and the bed. 'i '
. Of course I knew there could be but a
few moments for reflection. . My motion
had caused the assassin to , hesitaate, but
he would not hesitate long. " He had come
to put his. threat into, execution, and I
knew the man well .enough to know that
he would do it without the least compunc
tions, and that no . ordinary . occurrence
would deter him. If I had pnly given im
portance enough to previous circumstance?,
to have been thoroughly on my guard, 1
should have bad my pistol beneath my pil
low; but I was wholly nnarraed, aud a sue
ccssful stratagem could alone save vat.-
AVitu this .grim presence : before ;me my
thoughts were very clear and rapido ;SIjf
hrst thought or succormy' Jirst hope o
safety 1 knew enough of human nature to
know (what even - even an assassin would
be most likely to do under certaitf circum
stances. i 'Gilbrand did net know thai' he
was discovered and yet a slight motion Pf
my body had cansed him to hesitate. - He'
evidently felt . sure: of his game,1' and he
could afford to. wait until such time as he
coulddo bia work with the leaf t noise.
It was a clear,-oold night' and this cir
cumstance helped me to a valuable tho't.
". "Mary," said I, speaking to my wife in
a 'yawning tone, as though ; I were hot
wholly awake, "I'm cold." ' ' 1 '
My wife awoke and asked me what was
the matter, r; hl "
-Tm cold," I replied.'1 "Isn't there an
extra quilt in one of the burean draw
ers?"
She said there was, but did not seem
inclined to be very wakeful.
. .As I had , anticipated, as soon as'I
spoke the lurking assassin cronched away
out of sight in the hall, and I believed - be
would remain so while I got up and got
the quilt.' If he did not suspect ; my
knowledge of his presence he would cer
tainly prefer to let me arise quietly, and
then get into bed again, than to attack
me when I might make resistance; for he
had reason to suppose that my wife and
self would both be asleep again very soon.
And then I conld not leave the room to
give any alarm without passing'-directly
by him, so be would feel safe on that
score. : 7"
I leaped out of lied and went to the bu
reau I may have trembled some, at ; the
thought .'. of a - deathblow;, while! stood
there, 'with my back ' to the, door,; .but I
felt pretty well assured that .all would .be
safe until I got into bed again; and so it
proved, I .opened the the upper drawer
first, and grasped ' my r pistol.-! -1 mntier
ed something about not finding things
where they1 belonged, -'and' then opened
another drawer, from which I took the
desired article. ; As I returned to the
bed I allowed the pistol to drop by my
pillow, aud then I proceeded to spread
the quilt in proper order, never , once al
lowing my eyes to turn towards the door.
Aiier this I crept into bed again, and as
I grasped my pistol and snuggled down,
I remarked that l6hould now sleep with
some comfort. By lying upon my left
side my face was turned towards the hall
and when I ' had so ' arranged' the bed
clothes that I could see in that ' direction
without my eyes being' seen' in "return,
and my right hand Was where it could 'be
free in : an instant, J I 'was1 ' prepared ' for
rcsnU. V?J'-"
My wife slept soundly again and, as
soon as I judged it judicious, I commen
ced to snore. . The sound had hardlv left
my nasal organs when Job Gilbrand again
made his appearance in the doorway, and
close ; behind him came McCargau. , They
had removed .their shoes,, and their tread
was noiseless. Gilbrand clutched ., his
nife in . his right hand, and it was half
raised as he crept forwards .Not a mus
cle in my body moved not. even my
heart and my nerves were like , steel.
waited until I could, see the cat like
gleaming of the villain's eyes until I
could hear his quick, deep .breathing
until his murderous knife was lifted . for
the death stroke and then I freed my
right - arm and raised my pistol. The
movement was instantaneous, and my aim
sure, for the muzzle of my weapon was
within two feet of his bosom. I fired,
and he started back with a harp groan.
In ' a moment I was upright in my bed,
and, more quickly than I cau tell it, I
fired two shots : at McCargan, who had
stopped as his companion reeled back,
but who fled towards the door as I fired
at him. . . :
My wife, was awake, but I paid no at
tention to her sries. Quickly as possi
ble I leaped ont of bed, and rushed to
wards the hall where McCargan had dis
appeared, forGilbrand had fallen to the
floor, and I considered him safe, , And
so was the other safe.
I found him upon the hall floor almost
lifeless. , Ho could not speak, and, be
lieving that his weakness was roal, I har
ried back to my room and struck a light
In as few words as possible I informed
my wife of what had happeued, and when
told her that one of the villains lay upon
the hall floor, so that she could not leave
the room without passing over him, she
had the .good sense to hide herself under
the bed -clothes.; ;v; 7 ,Z --u j-n-;,;:;;
At this point my man-servant, a stout
Irishman, who did the ; duties of, groom
and gardener, came stumbling over, the
body in the passuge, and wanted to : know
what was the matter, ; I called him in and
told him, and together we held an exam
ination.-.;'- i4i ! v!j b---.ii.-b ?.
Gilbrand must have died; ..almost in
stantly,-, for the; ball had gonp-directly
throngh ! his hcarL ; When we found Mc
Cargan he was just breathing his last.
One of the bullets I had fired at him - had
entered his, bosom,,; immediately -below
the sternum, and the . other had passed
throutrli his neck, -severing the right , ca
rotid artery. i ;in f -i v
( By this time the 1 household, was all
aroused, and for a few minutes we had
strange: time of it. ; But : I managed to
get my wife calm, and when I made them
understand that, the danger was all over
the others became quiet..: Michael and
moved the bodies down -.into , the jlo.ver
porch, where, we found upon examination,
that: -the Lsillainsi had ;;eainedt; 'their.
entrance by prying off the hasp i of the
baclc-door.with .a erow-bar, ; As soon as
it: was daylight I: sent for :the jailer Ibid
ding hini bring'a man along' with-him.
It so- happened that 'the -jailer had also
the office.:. ef deputy, sheriff,and::Oroper,
so that ho Iwas just the mm for the bust
ness. He came, and-in due time the
bodies were" removed from, my premises
and he assured me, as he took them away
that he would rather -act ns coroner than
asl jailer upon such customers. . .f-v.! n
. ' There was wonder and excitenre t- fo
a while. and I was a lion; but finally the
town became ' quiet' once more, :and 'my
adventure with the horse-thieves was on
ly a thing to tell to travelers. L" Mj wife
soon regained her-. wonted , composure: of
nerve, but she said I must never allow an
other such thing to happen without telling
her all my fears and suspicions beforehand
and as she said must, of course 1 had to
give htr the promise.v thongh'l cave-it
with the hope that sueh a thing would nev
er happen beneath my roof agaiu
' WANTED. ; ; " ;
Une hundrea and seventy-hve young
men of all shapes and sizes, from t:ie tall.
graceful dandy, with hair enough on his
upperworks to stnff a barber's' cushion
down , to the little upstart.,,,. The object
is to form a Gaping Corps, to. be in at
tendanee' at the' cburc'i doors on each
Sabbath before the commencement of di
vine service, to stare at females as they
enter, and make delicate and gentlemanly
remarks on their persons and dress.'-'. All
who wish to enlist in: the" above. - Corps
will please appear at the various 1 church
doors.next Sabbath- morning,' where thy
will be duly inspected, end thiir names,
personal' appearance, " and quantity f
brains registered in a book kept for thai
purpose, and published in. rv thee. newspa
pers. To prevent a general rush, it will
be well to state that none will be enlist
ed who possess intellectual ' capacities
above that of an ordinary well bred donkey.-
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IHonor the good, that they may
love thee. Be civil to the bad, that they
may not hurt thee. , ; ;:1
o
J3ir"Brown wants to know 'if a man's
boots squeaks hasn't he got music in his
sole?'. ' . ' ' " '.,'" -.' . '" '"-.'"" ,
5Hp ycu wish to be rich? '. ' It is
perfectly easy! ., .Be" as mean as dirt--cheat
crerybody you. cau- friend '.or
foe. 'i'-" -'" 51 ""
Communications.
" ' ' : Fort7te Sjirit.
Civility is Cheap Slander and Ca
. lumny of Whole Communities are
the "Foulest Whelps of Sin.".
.It is pretty evident from. many indica
tions, that public indignation is roused
against the folly and wickedness of the
Editor of the Consolidated Republican.
The insolence of this holy bully, "who has
stolen the livery of Heaven to serve the
devil in," will no longer be tolerated. It
ha3 been suggested that the electors of
Monroe, .conscious of their, own worth,
conscious of the dignity of their. situation,
should act in his case, as a gentleman
does who is assailed with foul language
by a blackguard loafer in the street, and
pass on without apparent attention. That
he should be left to the expectation of
thut corporal castigation, which he so
richly merits and which his pachyderma
tous hide is capable of feeling. .r. . . , :
Monroe has practiced too much for
bearance already. Her forbearance and
generosity have met but a poor return.
"While the patient will suffer, the cruel
will kick.7' To be reproached with ig
norance by such -a herd!!! i Suppose our
gnorance to be gross. Suppose it to be
beastly, how would these feliows know it?
We would "then only be on a level with
themselves!!! To talk to them " about
orthography,- etymology, syntax, prosody
aud punctuation is all labor -lost It ia
ike discoursing to a -plain man about tho
meaning or the Egyptian hieroglyphics
before Champollion had discovered the
art of deciphering them
' As to the hierophaht at the head of. this
establishment; who publishes his name as
editor, we have no reason to suppose that
his course mind,' his animal nature, his
obtuse moral perceptions, leave him any
sensibility to ' shame, any adequate con
ception of the ' decencies and proprieties
belonging, to the character, of the gentle
man or tnc ennsuanr xn me wnoie circie
of literature it is difficult to find a better
portrait of him, than the one in Grainger's
truant school-boy: " ' , "
"The moat ungentle of his tribe was he
Nogeneroas precept ever touched his heart,
With concord false and hidaous
pro: ly
He scrawled his-task and driveled o'er his
.,,.. part." i-.vM.t;:! "di t.vsi ')-.'-.; It-
This is the scamp to publish to the
world that the electors of. Monroe,, coun
ty cannot read!!! We have .not son ght t
controversy with this worthless, contempli
ble ftllpw. .; j ,,e .long ..bore, his tannts , apd
his impertinence in silence, liut we are
now' determined to' show him that war is
a game ifhich'Jtwo parties can play at.
-Say Mr. Scandal Hoss, do you waut any
more of.it?, Are you'satisfied?;
: ..; Tommy come tickle me, I'll tickle yon"
- -Haying expressed our contempt for the
talent and attainments of this fellow it is
but candid to admit that' he, 'has iwo 'fac
ulties 'in greater perfection than perhaps
any ; other,, livings man. ... We.-, mean , the
faculty of believing without evidence and
the faculty of hating without a proroca
tion. , . : ; ,, , ,.;. ,.' .
In. less than two columns of his filthy
sheet,V . he claims God ; Almighty as be
longing to his political party, and pounces
upon bur worthy and amiable candidate
for Congress, and calls him ' "profane, a
drunkard, a gambler, a Sabbath breaker,''
and asserts that he does not; attend the
preaching of the Gospel and does not pay
"deference"1 to .its ministers, that he cares
nothing for the religion of. Jesus and
curses ."most fiendishly" by that adorable
name. . Then be calumniates the electors
of Montoe county by-wholesale.
H If it is urged'in mitigation, that he may
have received some real br fancied injury
t 'if-'L '!' i '.'' ? Ill 'ill; I'.' H .":
irom .jur.,, .pprjggs.inav, p-is aciuaiea qj
personal, malignity.: and ; revenge- against
that gentleman;! we ak what provocation
did he ever receive from 5 the : people of
Mouroe county; t did they, ever .injure or
insult him! j But "is there .not ignorance in
Monroe couuty?,tYes, alas, alas, ignorance
every where, ignorance enough to make a
wise man arhamed, and a good man sor
rowful., . But the atrocity of the calumny
consists, in representing that, as peculiar
to one locality, which is. only common to
the whole State,' the 'whole nation, the
whole christian world.'; ,;' ; '! ' ' - - v
:. When this stigma was first cast upou
the county,, by certainly, the most disso-i
lute and licentious press that ever degra
ded and debased the morals of - a chris
tian people, it was too lightly regarded.'
It was so utterly. .without foundation, so
destitute of, all coloripf all. semblance of
truth, that it "was snpposed it would soon
cease to be repeated, that it would soon
die a natural death. But ' this supposi
tion overrated both the virtue and the
intelligence of the whig party. The natu
ral' guardians and defenders of society,
the men who have the character of the
community jn their keeping, ought to hare
thought : more seriously . of . the : affair.
They ought to hare reflected-that as the
charge affords the most convenient means
of aggression and outrage, so knaves and
blackguards will nse it, and perhaps fools
and bigots believe it. The individual
who suffers himself to be run down', to be
trodden upon, to be publicly insulted with
impunity, deserves his degradation. So i
the community that patiently suffers the
same kind of treatment must pay a tre
mendous penalty. "Never were men stim
ulated by stronger motives than we are to
resist and resent the aggressions of this
most worthless and profligate priest, who
has cruised about amongst us in "sheep's
clothing," and enjoyed our generous hos
pitality. A cuckoo note from a political
trickster in a distant county might well
be disregarded,, but. this sacerdotal bully.
who is teaching all the low, the ignorant,
the brutal, and the ruffianly on our imme
diate borders how to- assail, outrage and
insult Us, must meet 'with decisive and
prompt attention,
of Monroe county
: Suppose--the voters
or ; any considerable
number of them to.be ' as low in morals
as this fellow, suppose Ithem ar false, as
treacherous, as . cruel, i as vindictive, as
malignant, how long -would - be-continue
on our very, borders, to -titter his insults
in safety? How soon would he find most
forcible and material - reasons for that re
straint upon his tongue, which all moral
and prudential considerations have failed
to teach him.. ? '. A:y: ?.-:.;.?? " n
We have said that this calumny,' which
merely : originated in corrupt political
trickery and jugglery, was expected to die
a natural death, Boon' after its bastard
birth ' And so it bias in a great measure
amongst laymen. . Only, one iustance of
laic employment of the weapon has been
noticed for a considerable time.' ; Bat the
trumpet cast awayt by ordinary political
mountebanks has been eagerly . snatched
- - . - - - - -
up by a trio of profligate priests who seem
eager to crack their cheeks in giving it
the .loudest, possible blast.: '.When
woman casts away : her modesty, she be
comes the most loathsome and detestable
of human kind, so when a priest becomes
regardless, of the first principles of, mor
ality he descends into .an abyss of 'base
ness which no layman can explore Jj What
layman could On. the same page bf a news
paper indulge in' the most; outrageous
calumnies of his: unoffending neighbors,
and then call, upon Almighty. GocLj as one
of. his.) party to help him in his petty
schemes of selfishness? wis not this bias-.
phemous familiarity with the Deity? .!Y.'
.. No man , feels a warmer affection than
the writer of these lines, for the sincere,
pious and benevolent ministers of the Go's
pel.i j f:Xever, never, will he manifest either
id ' words or actons want: of "deference"
or: of reverence -Tor them.i Uut the fel
low in question,: if he wishes to be treated
with "deference" must amend . both his
manners and his morals. "-
We add by way of cbnclusidnVthat no
people ever deserved the unworthy treat
ment ; which they have received less than
the people of Monroe county... , A: com
munity numbering nearly thirty thousand
in the narrow bounds of a small countj
consisting of the two great races of man
kind, the Anglo-Saxon and-the German
yet living together in. perfect peace .and
harmony, without, strife,, without emula
tion, except that noble, emulation as to
who can make the most rapid strides in'
all material,' mental and moral improve
ment. A people generous in their temper,
hospitable, courteous to strangers, sober,
frugal, indefatigable jn their pursuits,
making the most rapid, advancement not
only in material prosperity but irf-every
thing that dignifies and adorns huoian life.
A people law-abiding, tolerant of all
opinions opposite to their own; severe on
ly on convicted crimes.' Yet these are the
people that must be bullied, harrassed and
annoyed by a set of politico-ecclesiastical
jugglers and thirhbic-riggers!!! These
lcllow9 appear desirous of gratifying
Southern slave-drivers with an instance of
the "failure of free society.""' Better men
than the Southern; fire-eaters believe that
the, danger of the failure of free society'
is both, real and imminent, but if real and
imminent, it is owing to the licentiousness
of the political press. "R ' :'
. i v . ,T JEFFERSON.
, . .. For. the "Spirit."
; Ma. Editor: i'our correspondent,
Cato, recommends a primer as an indis
pensable instrument of civilization and
improvement, to the . demi-snvages iu the
Confbolidated
IlepubJicau office,., out iii
Possum
IT . . .
i r , t iv- ...... t -ji, i - t
Settlement ou tha. west fork of
Duck Creek.
There1 is another article equally indis-
pcusable in their situation ' and , that is a.
comb. ' '
. -,...!- '-r., 4 y .ii. i.j . ill
';,. V 'i.V '?-, '-J? h:!Xir.ny.
O shawl;! Vny are these, fellows S4
obstinate in rejecting the nse of. fine tooth
cornbsr" '' '""tf ."-l"!
' The Editor of the concern talks . about
'Sha
fessors of that College can spell .baker,
' , ..." !:'! ::! jik Jfl Jif-.i b.m l
and brier!!! .
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Death Warrant of Jeans Christ" a o:
1 . .!; 1-i ' :::.'.'' S. (4 :i ', 9liT -
.Ofthe.mauy interrestirtg taiesaadp
fragments of antiquity WnicVhave been
brought to light by' :the?perseverinrg re-'
searches of modern philosophy'iioii
could have more inte'rest on"' the tohiUn-
thropist and the . believer tbdtf (he Wnj'
which we- copy below: rzsrr:
"Chance,", says the .Gotrrier d.eR: Etas
Unis,: has just, put Juto. our .hapds the
most ' interresting ' judicial document q
all Christians that h&i beeu ' recorded J in' .
human annals, that is, tbevidentTcaT
death warrant pf our Lord JesasChriLifi
Ihe document was , faithfully r-transcribed-
by the editor, and is in ; these ,words;7
C . . '.. " ' - " jr .
-lenience renaerca -, ou., j'otutus X'tUUS
Acting Governor of Jotder OuHlteysfjf
ting Ot at Jesus fff jtfaiqrtth shall fipjpifi't
V deatlion the crossi .iw9aiH.1iijl
,"In the year 1 of. the emperor , Tiben,
rius Csesar, and.on- the ,25th .dav-oXiJUarohr
ihe city of the ' olL Jerusahjnt, JLvp
A l : . rc
of the people of , Gqv Pontius Pilate,
Governor of Lower Galilee; sitidg on the
presidential chair, tf :jthe prajtory, . con
demned Jesus of Nazareth to die oa. t-
cross Detwecn two, thieves,, toa . j'
notorious .evidence,, or, tup ptopie fa
.VJesnsJsa
2, ; He ts seditious . M-So-i
3, He is an enemy to the law.,, . f . 8 .M
4,, He i calls , himself, falsely, 'the Kina!
of Israel.""' "' ' ' ' - ,,rt.
5, He calls himself the So of Gotl'. j. .
6, ne entered into the Temple, folloW- '
ed by a tnultftude bearing palm branch,
r ordered the first centurion, (juilus Cor-
nenus, to lead aim to lap piace or j.exe- ,
cution. . Forbid any person, whomsoever-.
poor or rich, to opposethe death "of Je
sns." ... if . ..'tri - ,..rk-.wtT'
The witnesses who sigrieoTthe condemn
nation of Jesus, arer !viz.t'r Deniel Roba
oi, a Pharasee, Joanna Rprabable; llapbii
del Robani.;, and Capet,a citizen. ..Je
sus shall go but of . JcrusalemT.bv' the .
gate of Struenus." iU 'JL'J w
The above sentence wai "engraved 0 s
copper plate, : 0a one fide are1: writtea'
tb: .words, A jimilar, -plate Is Lsenjt ifH
each tribe-'!, It wag found ,ip-t art anigne
vase of white marble while excavating' in.
the ' ancfent !city of "Aqluiili InW1 tiiigl 1
dom of Naples in the year '1820 J' and wae
discovered i by m the commissionariesro1
Arts attacked. tq,the,;.Frencbj1aTmjesyni
ft
ofCasertal - The French tfahslatlOn1' war
made by:tha: members bf the; Cpmmigsioiw -
aries pf. Arts,?i ! 9y
' The phartrem requested,, earnestly.; thft
the plate should .not bp taken" ' away ,from,
them'; therequest wa granted, Jasi Ii "re
ward for the sacrifice they had mad'e' YlTr'
the army, i M. Deaon, oarof the saraoa,
caused a plate to be made of the same
model, . pn , which, he ..had.engrawdjie
above Eentence. ,'At the sahjj.of his cef-f
lection ofMhtiquittea; ite'.V'it' was boaiW
by 'Lord i Ilbwardfor1 2,980' firtiBe'',lIti'
intrinsic value and interest waaXBUKbri -greater.';
mo stiiii-atol brt Vff -
' v'l l 'j ;;v'53 ." ' r.--i"1;to gr:Do-;
t "Catched tuk EAciiJ!-77ln a.law case, M
in which .';Sam't. Russell, of .Cadiz, Ohie, j
was counsel for 'bne "of the parties ifki'
lawyer on the" opposite' "side' was reading"
a manuscript in which the wrl-mut.6-J
currcd, and Jie miscalled j it corfr. Bhs-ra
sell corrected him, but he insisted that
"wss right. The Judge, whose atteatiaw
had been .withdrawn fpCIai f&JsttitiSXi?
hearing some kind of-ja (dispute going on;- .
turned around and inquired: ,
"What is' the ' mattt Mr! fthasell?7
; K)h! nothijig,? tiothig;J yoori UotM,
only Mc. . ! r has.rfcf-therJ,Y wo"4
; 3T A couple of j Yankee -jgirls, put m :
bullfrog in the hired , man's bed to see If
they couldnt get him Hb lalki ? Dahfet8
threw it out of the' window ; and -aever
said a word.' Soon 'after i ha! pat half ?aTI
bushel of chestnut-burrs in the girls' btdU 1 4
and about the time he thought they, weuld.-, '
make the least shadow Daniel went to tlie
door and rattled the door-latch furiously.
Out went the ' handle, ' and ia;'wentiha;,i
g'.rUjn but -they; didn't ' ktick,- thewgh thait
burrs did. Calling to them, he: bf ggedl t
them to be quiet, for, he only wanted tcf .,
knbW if they'd " "seen anything of Bat ,
pesky bttllfrog.!v' He'd ' gin two 'dollars W"
'gin
find it!'' ' - i '
Y."iJ i'.,
Lottery Gambung. The New York
Situ Bays that a few days since the Sheriff
sold pot the effects of a. merchant vhQ baa.
been ruined by, thoz-jmrcbaseEpif jjiiittfr.-i
tickets. .. He .bought for ycarsbunayejr
gaiued a prize until a.fjjw weeks ago, sad
the lottery mu refused Ttp;pf - thfiTlj,, .
bit ba.mad.w i t!:ii.Wf. ,'kniKl cUaali-j ;
BSPVy ls lfc eaULo ureal .into aa,-.-
.Oil inun'a lionmrV. ripfti" bu.Mny?it i
V- r-.. 1-r-- , "-2Ti
broken and his ocfy are fcflW '
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