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7 THE NEW ERA.
What is it but a Map of busy Life?—Courier.
PO ll'I'SMOU T H . V A.
THURSDAY, NOVKMBBR 27, 18 *5
OUR FLAG!
FREE TRADE—LOW DUTIES—NO DEBT—SE
PARATION FROM BANKS ECONOMY RE
TRENC11MENT AND STRICT ADHERENCE
TO THE CONSTITUTION.
OUT HERODING HEROD—THE WHIGS
AND NATIVES.
Tlie Democratic parly, under every change and
phase of the whig party, since the days of the
Alien and Sedition law of the elder Adams to the
present time, has maintained its integrity to the
Constitution, and its liberal feeling towards the
foreigner, who seeks a home under the wings of the
America^ eagle, comes very near being out-bid in
their liberality by the whig party, since they find
the democracy are not only triumphant over them
selves, but over the anomalous party they hatched
up some few years since, ’yclept Native *5»n*ri
can, with the hope of distracting and destroying
that partv which has been the true conservators
of American Liberty. Well, let them go on—
turn another somerset, they will bring no more
votes to their party, but they will add another
testimony to our truth and their falsehood. Read
the following from the Albany Evening Journal,
a leading whig paper in ihe State of New York:—
* * * “ And we shall startle many of our
friends by avowing, as we do, our deep and sol
emn conviction that the welfare of our country
will lie promoted,and its institutions strengthened,
hy striking out twenty years from the term of
pmhatiun, which • Native Americanism’ demands
before admitting Immigrants to the Right of ISuf
frage. We would, if we had the power, pass a
law authorizing Foreigners who come to Ameri
ca for a home, at the moment of landing, to ab
solve themselves from allegiance to other conn
tries, and to <he oaths of obedience to the
Constitution anil Laws, receiving simultaneously
* Papers’ subjecting them to the duties, and ad
mining them the privileges of Adopted Citizens,
these papers to take effect one year after the gen
eral election immediately succeeding the act of
Naturalization. For example, let the Immigrant
who lands in New York to day lake steps which
will make him a voter a year from the next Gen
eral Election. Dr, tf lie lands there the day be
fore the next General Election, let him be allowed
to qualify for the exercise of the right of suffrage
one year thereafter.”
SECRETARY WALKER AND OREGON.
The Washington Union says that it is a curious
snhject of inquiry to ascertain what were the
opinions of Mr. Walker, who hails from the south
ern State, as to our rights to Oregon. With the
view of vouching so high and influential a name
and authority, which has been so powerfully wield
ed in the cause of Texas, we have referred to Mr.
Walker’s great Iptter; and are gratified in finding
that gentleman declaring himself with equal en
thusiasm on the Atnetican side of this question.—
Says Mr. Walker in his Texas letter :—“ ! am
the oldest surviving member of the special com
mittee of the senate which In3 pressed upon that
body, for 60 many years, the immediate occupa
tiun of the WHOLE territory ofOregon. There,
upon the shores of the distant Pacific, if my vote
can accomplish it, shall be placed the banner of
the Union; and with inv consent, never shall he
surrendered a single point of its coast, an atom of
its soil, or a drop of all its waters.”
MISSISSIPPI ELECTION.
Democratic Triumph I—The last “ Mis
sissippian” says:—The Democracy have again
won a glorious victory in Mississippi. We have
elected the entire State ticket by a majority rang
ing from eight to ten thousand votes, and all four
Members of Congress by a corresponding vote.
The Whigs, even before the contest begun, even
despaired of electing their State ticket, and di
rected all their energies to the election of one or
two Members of Congress. To this end, swaps
were proposed, and to some extent the traffic in
votes took place. But the strong arm of Democ
racy bore down all opposition.
In the Legislature the Democratic majority on
joint ballot, will be about 56; in the House 44;
in the Senate 12.
NOBLE S E NT IM ENTS.
Hon. A. O. P. Nicholson, editor of the Nash
ville Union, who was lately beaten for Senator hy
a disgraceful coalition between the whigs and a
few traitor democrats, thus speaks of the result:
We know now that we have the confidence of
the democracy—we feel proud that our labors
have been so highly appreciated. Although an
other may fill the seat designated for us by the
great body of the democracy, yet all the honor at
tached to that exalted station is ours, whilst in
our present position, we shall stand upon a plat
form from which we can deal blows that will he
felt by our opponents. From this platform noth
ing can withdraw us until we have made some
poor return to our democratic friends for ihe gen
erous manner in which they have stood by and
sustained ns “ in the present attitude of things.”
The mere privilege of occupying a seat in the
Senate, without the honor of wearing the mantle
thrown over it by the confidence of the demoera
cy never had a charm for us—but to know that
we have that confidence and are deemed worihy
of its honors, imposes an obligation to the demon
racy in discharging which, we shall most freely
dedicate our unceasing exertions.
ALBANY AND BOSTON R ML ROAD.
VV- learn from the Albany Allas that the trade:
on this road is unusually active- It says:
“ Extra freight trains of twenty and thirty cars
are dispatched -.ay and night, but still the large
mass of freight in the warehouses dors not seem
to diminish. There is now more fl .or, &.c..:
awaiting shipment than will probably be sent
away for weeks alier the canal closes. This is
no fault of the directors, for it is known far and
near that this is the model road of the country,
presenting the greatest possible facilities for the
dispatch of business.”
The Spaniards have a proverb that ‘drinking
water neither makes a man sick nor in debt, nor
makes his wife a widow ’
EXTRAORDIN A RY WATC11.
Air. F rancis Stein a watchmaker nf Charleston, :
advertises for exhibition a new clock, which he
claims as an invention of his own. It is very
simple in its constrvction, containing only four
wheels, and is " intended to run a hundred years
w ith a single winding up.” He declines giving
a more minute description until he secures a
patent.
PLUMP AND PLAIN.
A Southern Editor makes the following frank
announcement:
“ We shall not support any man for office short
of Ten Dollars, besides his annunciation fee.—
Thai’s what tlie lawyers charge for attending to
an assault and battery, which is a light and love
ly occupation compared with that of editorially
attending to a candidate’s case, to say nothing of
the awful wear and tear of conscience in this pe
culiar branch nf business.”
WHO KILLED TECUMSEH?
It is with a feeling of pleasure that we are en
abled to lay the following positive testimony be
fore our readers, that Col. Johnson was actually
the slayer of Tecumseh. It was a most impor
tant link in the chain of events that led to the
speedy termination of the late war, and although
it was lor years and years admitted without dis
pute that it was Col. Johnson who had given Te
cnmseh his death, yet when the bitterness of parly
found it necessary to defame the war-worn and
mutilated veteran, whose wounds yej. weep, and
w ill never cease, they dared to rob him of his
honors; ami when they found the people would
not permit the injustice, they then undertook to
ridicule him, and depreciate the effect of Tecuin
seh’s death. This l ist effort has, however, firm
ly established the truth, and future history will
entwine the death of Tecumseh in the bays that
adorn the temples of the patriot Johnson.
Newiiarmony, Indiana. }
September, 10 1842. J
Sir:—Your kind invitation on behalf of ihe
State Central Committee of Pennsylvania, to unite
with our fellow citizens throughout the Union, in
the approaching celebration at Danville, of the
anniversary of the memorable battle of the Thames,
has been duly received. I deeply regret that my
doty as Trustee of the State University of Indi
ana. which imperatively requires my attendance
at Bloomington, during commencement week,
(five days only previous to your celebration,) com
pels me to forego the gratification I should have
experienced in meeting, on such an occasion, the
distinguished men who will assemble in their
midst, our valuable friend, Col. Richard M. John
son.
Since I have alluded to the death of Tecumseh,
by Col. Johnson's hand, I may he pardoned on
this occasion, for alluding, in proof of a fact which
nothing hut party jealousy ever disputed, evidence
of the most direct character, which chance ena
bled me to procure, and which was never before,
that I know of, laid before the public.
Levi Gritton, an humble farmer, now living a
bout three miles east of Fvansville, in this Stale,
was present, then quite a youth, at Winchester's
deteat; was taken prisoner and carried to Malden
and had there frequent opportunities of seeing
Tecumseh, and of receiving at his hands, a de
gree of kindness, not imitated by those who called
themselves the civilized allies of the Indian chief.
Tecumseh’s appearance then, was stamped upon
Mr. Grition’s recollection, by that which is never
forgotten, kind deeds to a captive in a strange land.
After a time, an oath was tendered to the prison
ers at Malden, not to serve again. Gritton and
two others, who refused to take it, were hurried
to Montreal and sold for goods to a French trader
there ; hilt afie-i five or six weeks captivity. Grit
ton seized a skiff, descended the St. Lawrence,
and returned by way of Buffalo, after enduring
many hardships, to his home in Mercer county,
Kentucky.
There he enlisted as one of McAfTee’scompany,
and was afterwards present at the battle of the
Thames. These particulars, and those I am a
bout to relate, I had from his own lips, noting
them down at the lime; and, after reading them
to Gritton, causing him to append to them it is sig
nature.
1 lie young soldier, then not yet twenty-one,
was selected as one of the forlorn hope which, as
every one knows, was led op against the Indians,
in advance of the mounted men by Col. Johnson
in person. Next to Col. Johnson, rode Col.
Whitley, and immediately behind him Levi
Gritton. Whitley as is well known, fell dead at
the first fire; and it was Gritton who afterwards
carried homo to his w idow the rifle and shot
pouch of the fallen soldier. The same fire which
killed Whitley, brought to the ground every man
of the forlorn hope, Col. Johnson and one other
excepted. Gritton received a wound in the left
leg, and had his horse shot from under him.
When Col. Johnson turned round and saw the for
lorn hope down, he called out to the rest of his
men, to dismount and fight the Indians after their
own fashion. Each who was nut disabled then
look to a tree; and a desultory combat was kept
up fur some quarter of an hour; Johnson’s men
still advancing from tree to tree, upon the Indians.
About that time it was that Gritton w ho had ta
ken his station behind a beech, saw Col. Johnson
ride round the top of a fallen tree about ten or
twelve yards in advance of him, and perceived an
Indian whom he instantly recognized as Tecum
8t h, standing a few steps from the root of the
same tree. Me saw Tecumseh raise his toma
hawk as in the act to throw, and at that moment
Col. Johnson shot him with his pistol. He saw
Tecumseh fall and die on the same spot. Next
morning Grttlon’s nipn, knowing that lie was ac
quainted with Tecumseh, induced him to go with
them about sunrise to the scene of combat, and
there they still found the body where it fir9l fell.
About the same time Anthony Shane, the half
breed interpreter, who had known Tecumseh for
years, visited the body, and recognized it instant
ly. I asked Gritton ii'he had ever heard it doubl
ed in the army, that 'Tecumseh was the Indian
shot by Col. Johnson. “ Never,” said be mdig
nanily, “ no man ever doubted or disputed it,
there. It was as well known and acknow ledged,
as that the Colonel was in the battle at all. I
saw the encounter with my own eyes, and am as
certain of it, as of my existence.” Gritton met
his old chief, during his visit to Evansville,
whither I accompanied Col. Johnson in the autumn
of l^fO. Ilis eyes filled with tears as he grasped
Col. Johnson’s hand, and his emotion was so great
that he could not articulate a word.
An interesting and authentic historical remini
scence. vouched for by an eye witness, who yet
survives to confirm his story, I trust tt will i©
deemed worthy of record and preservation. As
such, had I been able to attend the celebration, 1 i
should have sought an occasion to relate it. and
being denied that pleasure. I lake the liberty of
incorporating it in ibis communication, at the risk
of extending it to some unwarrantable lengih. I
beg to offer to your committee my thanks lor the
honor of the invitation of my regret that I cannot
avail myself of their kindness. I am sir, your
fellow-citizt n,
ROBERT DALE OWEN.
A CHAPTER ON CAPS.
1 he “ Chattahoochee,” published in Lagrange,
Oa., has an essay on this branch of the animated
creation, so great a favorite with old tnaids, and
after enumerating the hlessiugs which surrounded
Pharoah, and the peculiarities of several of the
independent nations which form the United
•Stales, he says that Lagrange beats them all for
cats. Hear him!
“ I lie frogs overran Pharoah’s dominions, crawl
ed under his sheets at night, and hopped into his
soup at dinner. But what are frogs to eats,
scampering over the ceilings and under the floors
ol our stores and offices, fighting and scratching,
whining, snarling and wailing, and making all
the unearthly sounds imaginable at night, disturb
ing the rest of quiet citizens—and what is worse
than all, jumping into our wells—and instead of
coming out again, dying there and polluting the
pure element which was purposely placed by na
ture in reservoirs far beneath the ground, in order
j that it might he tree from contamination. It is
j not at all uncommon here to see the well bucket
eiime up with a dead cat on top of it! It is but a
little while since we saw lifted from a well from
which we had been accustomed to drink, an enor
moils black specimen ol the Feline race, with the
skirftfclinging to its bones—its eyes protruding from
'heir sockets, and its body distended almost to
bursting, but not dead. We left that water, uf
course. But conceive our horror anddisgust, when
on last week we saw another cat taken from the
identical well to which we had resorted—a d a ’
cat too—grilling ghastly, and with the hair almost
entirely washed off from its bloated and petrify
ing carcase! Could a man he blamed for giving
up the use of cold water under such circumstances ?
One might, if he were hungry, relish a dog-meat
sausage, provided it were well seasoned, and even
a cat-soup, made in imitation of turtle, well pep
pered and spiced, might he eaten and thought of
afterwards without producing nausea. But the
idea of swallowing, deliberately and without ab
solute necessity, a half-pint or more of the simple
solution of cat! ! The most perfect stoic must
shuddet at the thought of it.”
SINGULAR DEVICE.
Yesterday afternoon, a great deal of interest and
curiosity was excited by the fact of a tall, fine
looking man, being seen leisurely promenading a
long Second street, wearing a coat, on the back of
which, m large staring gilt letters, were the
words “ Tailor's Dun.” Asa matter of course,
lie was the “observed of all observers,” and a
train of the curious followed at his heels, wonder
ing at the sight, and unable to comprehend the
mystery. On inquiry, we ascertained that he
was employed by an association of tailors, fur the
purpose of collecting hopeless hills, and shaming
the debtors of that ill used race of tradesmen, into
the payment of their debts. He operates in this
manner when he has a bill to collect, lie stops
at the house of the debtor, and the large letters in
his back tell to all passers by, what bis errand is,
and at the same time gives them a timely caution
against trusting the occupant of the house. Any
person thus harrassed would sooner pay the bill
than have the Dun calling upon him continually,
with the great letters upon Ins back. If he has a
bill against a person whom he cannot catch any
where except in the street, he presents his account,
much to the shame of the debtor—who is per
ceived and shunned by every one as a person not
to be trusted. The “ Dun ” appears to he a de
termined man, possessed of the greatest sang
froiil, and not to be frightened at trifles.— Phila
delphia Chronicle.
From the Baltimore Republican.
THE BALTIMORE CONVENTION—
OREGON.
The following resolution is one of the series
offered by Mr. Butler, of New York, in the Balti
more Democratic Convention, on the morning
of the 30th of May, 1814, and which with the
whole series offered, was passed by a unanimous
“ Resolved, That our title to the WHOLE
•if the territory of Oregon is dear and unques
lionable ; that no poiliun of the Mine ought to he
ceded to England or any other Power, and that
the reoccupation of Orpgon and the re annexation
of Texas, at the earliest practicable period, are
great American measures, which this Convention
recommends to the cordial support of the demo
cracy of the Union.”
But says the New York Express, the National
Intelligencer, and other Whig prints, “ it is a
positive untruth to say that the resolution cited
above was adopted at the Baltimore Convention.
It may appear so upon the record, but it is not so
in fact ” Now these respectable Whig prints
cannot for one moment suppose that even the most
j blinded of their own party, will be simple enough
to believe such barefaced assertions, or dare reite
j rate and re-echo such a palpable falsehood. On
the morning that Mr. Butler offered these reso
lutions, including the above, the Hall, where the
! Convention sat to deliberate ami transact the im
portant business, which had brought them to
gether, was crow ded w ith a dense mass of spec
; tators of all parties ; and we venture the assertion
that no man who was there, can be found who
will say, that they weie not adopted by a unani
, inous vote, by acclamation, and with deafening
; cheers! A scries of resolutions offered by any
man. in any body, which has as yet had an ex
istence, has never been received with the same
feeling, the unanimity, and the same determina
tion to stand by, and support the sentiments winch
they embodied. But say these respectable, vera
riovs Whig papers. “ great bodies of the so-called
Democratic parly then, and ever since, have
| practically repudiated the doctrines of this resolu
tion.” When rnen tell falsehoods which have
the appearance of truth, they may succeed in
[making the ignorant and unwary believe what
they say ; but when they assert w hat every man
knows to he false, they are generally set down by
every person, either as knaves or fools. Where
or when, since resolutions or doctrines were ever
put forth by any man or body of men, have they
been received, adopted, and endorsed more em
phatically, than these resolutions of the Baltimore
Convention, have been in the election of James
K. Polk?
The Democratic parly with these resolotions
as the basts on which rested their faith, and by
which they were either to succeed or fail, in the
great struggle in which they were about enter
ing ; went boldly into the contest with the reso
lutions of tiie Baltimore Convention openly pro
mnlgated to the world, and with a chieftain to
lead them on, whom every man knew, most
ardently supported every doctrine there set forth ;
and mark the result,—roost veritable whig edi
tors,—the people!—the free, and enlightened
people of these United States! instead of “ repu
diating,”—most emphatically endorsed every doe
trine of these resolutions, by electing James K.
Polk President, over the “great embodiment of
whig principles,” who was known to he opposed
to every word of them. It would be a matter of
supererogation in any man, to take the trouble to
enter into any more full dental of such bare and
wilful falsehoods ; and we should not have noticed
them, had they not been so glaring and appeared
in presses of tho whig party, who have always
laid claim to “ ail the decency” and “ veracity,”
ami who have so many deluded followers, who
believe every thing that they may have the face
to assert as truth.
So far as regards the feelings of the people of
the country on the question of right to Oregon,
we believe, that with few exceptions, there is but
one opinion, and that is:—“ That our title to the
IV1IOLE of tho Territory of Oregon, is clear
and unquestionable.” The Democratic party,
and the great mass of the Whig party, do not for
one moment doubt, our claim to the tcholc of this
valuable territory, and there appears to he, and in
fact is but one sentiment in reference to its occu
pation, and that is, that we will extend our laws
and jurisdiction over its broad fields and valleys,
PEACEABLY IF WE CAN, FORCIBLY IF WE
MOST.”
From the Washington Constitution.
DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION.
At. a meeting of the Democratic Association
of Washington city, on Friday evening, the 21st
instant, the President being absent, Mr. Norris,
the Vice President, took the chair. The follow
ing communication was laid before the Associa
l'0|>: Washington, Nov. 21, 1844.
John C. Rives, Esq.
President of the Democratic dissociation.
Dear Sir : I beg leave, through you, respect
fully to announce to the Association, that the
“ Constitution’* newspaper, conducted by Mr.
Harris and myself, will, after Monday next, be
. published in the city of Baltimore.
In changing the location of our paper, no
change will be made in its political character. It
will, as heretofore, endeavor faithfully and zeal
ously to advocate the principles and measures of
the Democratic party, as announced by the De
mocratic National Convention at Baltimore, and
ratified and approved by a majority of the Ameri
can people at the late Presidential election.—
These principles we deem essential to the per
petuity of the furm of Government under which
we live, and to the prosperity and happiness of
the people, for whose welfare it was instituted.
It will strenuously uphold the usages of the par
ty, as essential to the success of its principles;
and will hold to a rigid accountability the agents
ot the people for the manner in which they dis
charge the trusts confided to them. Its constant
and on remit ted efforts will be devoted, in con
junction with the other Democratic presses of the
city and State, to unite, harmonize, and strengthen
the parly, and secure the success of its princi
ples.
Be pleased to lay this note before the Associa
tion, and believe rne to be, with sentiments of re
spect and esteem, your friend,
JNO. HEART.
After the communication had been read, it was
referred to a committee of three; which commit
tee, after some time spent in consultation, re
ported the following preamble and resolutions,
which were unanimously adopted:
Whereas it has been represented to this Asso
ciation that Mr. John Heart, one of its members,
and one of the proprietors of the Constitution,
intends leaving this city for Baltimore, with the
view of making it his permanent place of resi
dence, and for the publication of that paper;
therefore.
Resolved, That we would part with him with
greater regret, were it not for the knowledge that
he will continue to do battle manfully in support i
of the great principles of the Democratic party.
Resolved, That it is our firm conviction that
the “ Constitution,” by the able and zealous man
ner in which it advocated correct principles of
government, contributed in an eminent degree,
in the recent Presidential contest, to the success
of the parly in which is embodied those princi
I
Resolved, That wo well know the proprietors
of the •• Constitution,” (Messrs. Harris and
Heart,) their talents and their worth, practically
and personally ; and ask that the Demociacy of
Baltimore—the working patriotic Democracy of
Baltimore, who fight well without pay or expec
tation of personal reward, and who have provod
invincible in so many hard fought battles—to ex
tend to those able co laborers in the cause the
right hand of fellowship.
Resolved, That we cheerfully commend the
Constitution” to the patronage and support of
the magnanimous, undaunted, and sterling De
mocracy of Baltimore, believing as we do that
it will prove a most efficient co laborer with the
Republican and Argus in the Democratic cause.
Resolved, I hat these resolutions be signed by
the officers of the meeting, and published in the
Democratic papers in this District and the Stale
of Alary land, and a ropy thereof forwarded to the
President of the Democratic Convention of Balti
more city.
JOHN E. NORRIS, Presid’t. pro tem,
James R. Adams, Secretary.
From the N. Y. Tribune.
THE GREENE OUTRAGE.
Our readers, it is probable, have not get for
gotten the account of an affair involving an at
: tempt upon the life of Mrs. Vars, recently pub
j lished in the Tribune. Since the publication of
; this article a man by the name of John Johnson,
J a resilient in Greene, has been arrested by the
: Sheriff of Broome County, New York, charged
1 with the murder of the wife of Mr. James Bolt,
j of Triangle, in Alay, 1844. It was supposed that
Airs. Vars was informed of the cireumslance, and
j that, to prevent an expost/re of his crime, the
! monster had made the attempt upon her life
which we have already noticed.
Johnson, the accused, is said to be one of the
: wealthiest men in Greene—is over 60 years of
age, and is worth some $70,000.
James Bolt, of Greene, the husband of the wo
man supposed to have been murdered_was the
first witness sworn. From his statements it ap
pears that he had been a tenant of Johnson’s.
That Johnson had had forcible connection with
his wife shortly after his removal to the farm
and had sworn to kill her if she disclosed the
fact. Bolt accused Johnson, and the latter offer
ed to compromise, either by payment in dollars
and cents, or in lands. Bolt refused to be paci
fied. and removed from the farm. This conver- i
sation was held on Saturday. On the next Mon- I
day morning Mrs. Bolt left the house, (this
in May, 1844,) since when no tidings have been
received of her. Bolt’s daughter—a young ttj.i
of 15—was called upon as a witness, and stated
that she had overheard Johnsor when making tj,
above threats against her mother. Mrs. Burdi u
(whose case was the same as that of Mrs. Vars—
having been gagged, bound and thrown int0~T
ditch in a similar manner, and from the effect r
which site became deranged, and was sent to Sn
asylum as a lunatic,) has recovered from her
temporary insanity, and returned to her home—
whence she has issned an affidavit that she was
knowing to circumstances which left no room f.,r
doubt upon her mind as to the guilt of Johnson in
tho affairs of the disappearance of Mrs. Bolt
She inferred this from conversations which she
had overheard between the accused and others_
that she entered the room where one of these
conversations were taking place in a very sudden
and unexpected manner, and was asked by John
son if she had overheard hitn. Upon her an
swering in the affirmative, he threatened to kill
u"J.e8S 8*,e promised to be silent—which she
did. We extract the following from an article
iu the Oxford Times, published in Chenango Co
the scene of the mysterious occurrences of which
it treats ;
“ We are t.dd that Mrs. Burdick says, about
three weeks after this conversation, Johnsen csmo
to her mother’s house when she was alone, and
inquired for her mother, that she told him her
mother had not got home from Norwich ; that
lie said wain shall I do ? that she asked him if he
had any work for her to do—any sewing ? that he
said no, but businesss of more importance, and
said she [Mrs. Burdick] must to do it for him
that she then attempted to escape, that Johnson
then seized an axe said he would kill her if she
left the room ; that before be [Johnson] left he
led her into the kitchen, tied her hands behind
her with a clothes line, and tied her to a bed post
tied a bonnet over her face and then went nut
doors and then came back with a flour bag partly
tilled that she then took the bonnet from her
lace, untied her hands, tied the cord around her
wai9t long enough so she could go to the fire
while tied to the bed post: that lie then took a
quantity of human hones ont of the bag. amono
which was the head bones, and others, that he
told her they were Mrs. Bolt’s bones, and said
she must burn them, that she fainted ; that John
son then burnt the bones—that he held an axe
over her head, made her get on her knees and
said he was afraid she would tell of it, and that
i 16 was * mind lo kill her on the spot, that she
begged for her life, that he said he would
destroy her as he had Mrs. Bolt, and burn her
her up as she had seen her hones burn, if^he told
of it; that tf he was hung he had friends that would
kill her, and that she knew it, as she had lost
seen with her own eyes; that he then untied her
and went away.”
The trial is still progressing, and creates much
interest throughout the adjoining counties.
J>rom Vales (New York) Beacon.
ROBERT OWEN.
We find the following, which has gone from
this city, been commented on in the A7gus, ditto
in the Pleasure Boat, and has again got to New
York. We recognise it as genuine, and feel a
pleasure in promoting so great a truth, with such
an important bearing on Education : An unde
nialdt truth. I he world’s convention has ad
journed, after settling one important subject,
Robert Owen offered a series of resolutions, among
which we find the following:—Argus. “
“ Resoloed, That the human rare are born
without their knowledge or consent.’’
I am not an infidel, yet am willing to receive
truth, let it come from what channel it may. and
I honestly believe the following brief extract from
the speech of Robert Owen, (who is denounced
by the clergy and politicians as an infidel.) de
livered at the above convention, contains more
good sense, than could be found in all the theology
and politics his oppressors can preach in a week.
“The great want of society now is. the want
of a well educated, well placed population. My
plan will produce this, free from the present
overwhelming circumstances. I am asked what
I mean by overwhelming circustances. I’ll tell
you. I’ll fake seven children, born in the same
house of the same mother, and in seven succes
sive years and I’ll teach them seven different lan
guages, seven different religions, seven different
sets of habits, seven different sets of prejudices,
and I II make them seven of the bitterest foes to
each other the world can produce. Or I’ll take
the same seven children teach them the same
language, religion, habits manners and prejudi
ces, and make them so attached to each other,
that each will be willing to lay down his or her
life for any or all of them. And in our New
World we will have but one language, &e. &c.,
in this way I have now given you” the outline
of my plan.
nature and art.
When Eve, the first of womankind,
ii ?ocen Eden roved.
Her thoughts were pure as mountain wind,
_ An‘| ai* who saw her loved.
, 1 ,r, ,?lc screamed a lofty note,
t he lion tossed his rnanc,
And e’en the linnet’s little throat,
Essayed a flattering strain.
ie eye the lip—the soul-fraught face,
I hese won the first of men :
Jbach movement gave to life a grace.
^ * 10 m°fuer of our race—
There were no bustles then ?
CIVILIZATION AND ART.
When Eve through early Eden moved,
Anf tuned her maiden voice.
It was not strange that Adam loved,
He’d only " Hobson’s choice.”
Buw'v£cn irn girls arc found at home,
With chance for scarce two men,
Not idle grace, nor "linnet’s” hum,
ill catch the beaux—to make them come,
E.ach girl must busilt then.
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