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' ., C may be sent by mail at our risk, if a lis first taken from the postmaster; , , , Vork must be paid for on delivery. ; ' - fW-flr 0, madam, are you there bast own, I've long'd to see a bear. rih some pains have sought occasion, toe Wthe spectacle is rather near, , Vihe poet's meaning very clear toiM lends enchantmeut to the viewr v Stupendous madam, stand at ease; , W-hang all ceremonypause! iientlebear, and pawn off if you please; i t be too anectionate, Because, v Vmuch I do .dmire your graces, it aspire to your embraces! - , , t' Oho! you're coming are you! Mizzle! U horse! .', Good-bye tq Madam Grizzle! .. ".;::: Ty rilAZMA. k'sBluffs, September, 1843. ' For the Jeffcrsonian Democrat. JCIUSKO MALE AND FEMALE ACADEMY. Edltor: Having understood that Jsitution commences another session JSist Monday in February next, under Won of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Em- lJeem it an act. of justice to refute ics made against the principal, iren tnowrTTact, to uiost of your i, that, at the close of the session in it, Mr. Emmons was looked upon as njiqeahow to snoot," by tnc parents reionfcand was fairly worshipped as wtor for their cliildren. But, alas! "mighty have fallen," in the course ft short months, in the estimation of and why? Because, they say, he a Dancing master to occupy the up- lomtot the purpose of giving lessons, a fabrication that must certainly fall Win promulgating such statements, V kave made themselves acquainted (iurce from which they emanated, ju statement of the facts are as fol- V"Mr. Gainus, the dancing master, apX Mr.' Emmhnfl for the use of the the purpose of exercising his schol nhe was told by him, (Mr. E.) that w control over it, as it was in th0 of the "Koscitlsko Thespian So Qhe came here, and had never "wed to him. Mr. Gainus, from ice of some of his scholars, that dbenn hnrm in sr rtninfr. look j&Mliv of makinff use of the" room Jrpose of dancing, without the least , from those, who are now foremost nd cry against dancing, and Mf. -lot allowing it in the Academy." they so active in their dentin f " this late period " Did they not 6 shows and amusements of all ni by their presence? Did they reprove of dancing at the Exami r. by looking on, and allowing - uuugmcia iu parucipaie in mo J "f the occasion? Most certainly 'are of the course pursued by Mr. 19 regard to the dancina- school, l consistent with mv views of ' as a competent and able teacher receive the suDnort of an ' en- - i '"nc.and we should bo satisfied "'yfrora the proffresi our chil i Hade in their studies.'and reward C n8 to his deserts bv sendinff our " school .such is the opinion I ' Jail. 10.1841.. )m f J JO i m TRIAL OF THAT "OLD COON." , ; The People, The Universal Whig party, alias "that same Old Coon,'" This suit was instituted in 1841, for in demnity for losses sustained by violation of contract in the part of defendants, and for the recovery of certain rights and immuni ties, obtained by them under false pretenses, in 1 840. -v The prisoner was brought iuto court under a writ of habeas corpus. His physical appearanco was haggard and ema ciated in the extreme. His eyes rolled wild ly, and the. general contour of his counten ance exhibited a guilt which no affected in nocence could conceal; a restive spirit and a dogged despair, which no assumed non chalanet -could effectually suppress.' His habiliments hung loosely and in tattered fragments about his person. . His hat was somewhat antique in its style very much like those worn' in the " days of the elder Adams; the "black cockade" was still con spicuous. His linen was originally flannel, but how it was considerably soiled. His coat was of "many colors," with a strong preponderance of red, and of a cut so very peculiar that it could be worn either end up, or either side out. His "inexpressibles" were also "indescribable," though by the prism of scrutiny they might be divided in to as many elements at least as Person Mil ler divides his beast. He was barefoot, and his pedal extremities were considerably lacerated by the thorns he had been travel lingtm for the last three years. A. jury of twenty-six was cmpannclled, when the prisoner was thus addressed by the court: "You Old Coon: You arc arraigned be fore the highest tribunal of your country, charged with the commission of some of the most flagrant offence under the cognizance of human law. Inflexible justice, ever jeal ous of her.perogatives, demands of us, her chosen instruments on earth, the strictest scrutiny into the truth of the enormous al legations now resting upon you. - Mercy, in her ethereal essence, even now hovers o ver this august assemblage, and, in deepest commisseration for your woebegone aspect, pours fortk' her lachrymal flood in copious The quality of mercy s not restrained; v -It droppeth as the gentle rain from Heaven , Upon the place beneath. . r - - Yet--;;::- :.:--. . Though earthly powtr doth then show likcst uott s, : . . When mercy seasons justice. . ' The majesty of human law will often re quire assistance to' her pathetic pleadings and a sacrificial offering upon the altar of inexorable justice. - "Hear, now, the indictment, which, tho , embracing many counts, may be summed up, m this: ' "For riotous ' and- disorderly proceedings against the peace of the state and the wel fare of its "citizens for constructing, or causing to be constructed, many unseemly vehicles, and imparting thereto, by means of horses,, mules and jackasses, an unwonted and unnatural locomotion for singing un seemly and uproarous melodies, on divers occasions, to the infinite amusement of fools, and to the great annoyance of men of sense for breach of promise in instances too nu merous to mention for vending, giving a way, and otherwise disposing of coon meat for roast beef, and for .'kicking up a row generally.' Guilty or not guilty? to this charge you will respond." , - The nrisdner was heard feebly to respond, "not euiltv." x Witnesses for the prosecution was then introduced. John Smith ; was duly quaJi fied. - V , " ? Question by the Court. Do you know the prisoner at the bar? -Answer. I do. . Court -You will proceed to state, as clear ly and correctly as possible, such knowledge of the prisoner's character and habits as you may possess. -' Witness. Tho prisoner and myself were born about 1760. Of tho first 16 years of our life it is not necessary to speak. In 1770, in a little difficulty we had with some of our neighbors, he was sometimes found among the "armed neutrality." However, he soon changed his name, and mounted the cockade you now see on his hat, as art em blem of his principles. In 1812, he was Wrd to sav that it was "unbecoming a moral and religious people to rejoice at the ri.tnrifig of our arms.", Since then, he has Amnrienced manv chanires; and in 1840, he the chrvsalis. and appeared what you nn him now the Universal Whig party, alias that same Old Coon. I was present when he played all the antics specified in k ;;ntmnnt. which I believe to be true. John Jones examined, (not John B.) I am a farmer. I know the prisoner at the k. ! Wnmn acauaintcd with him m 1840. He came' into the field where I was at work, ml intrnduced himself as the friend of the "dear people." I had never seen him be e. He left me several pamplets, among lich were "Clay's Treaties on the rise of tore, which Real Eitate;"Call,on Bloodhounds;" Botts, on Negro .Testimony;" and "Ogle, on uoiu opoons;: l reau tnem an; and, for the sake of a "chartge," I give , "three times j three" for "Tippecanoe and Tyler too." But I pretty soon found out I was sucked in" for hard times became harder; real estate, depreciated; produce fell almost to nothing; seldom would sell for that; and never for cash; and further the witness knows not! ; . ; ' ' Jack Wilson examined. I am an old sailor; I know the prisoner as well as any "old salt" does the fogs of Newfoundland, or the rocks of Scylla. He gave me this book more; than three years ago. fllere the dook is produced, which proves to be "A Dessertation on Verdant Tow-paths and Umbrageous Lakes, by Solitude Ewing, corrected and improved by copious notes and important additions on seamen's pay and rotten navies, by the Whig committee of Vigilance; Horace Greely, printer, 'Log Cabin office,' New York, 1840."3 Wit ness continued: I read this book, and shiver my timbers if I've had a good breeze since. Patrick O'Blarny examined. Me name's Patrick O'BIamey to be shure it is: and was'nt it born in ould Ireland that I Was, be fore I iver came to this fray counthry at all? Me mither, (the Lord bless her, and all iv her children, which is myself; for me sis tersI never had any, and me only brother was only a cousin, alter all) me nuthcr, as I was saying ! Here the court suggested that the testi mony was rather irrelevant, and checked the witness's loquacity, by asking him if ho knew the prisoner.! Is that what yed be after knowing? Thin, by the powers, is'nt it sorry that I am that I iver saw the crathur? Whin I lived with mo old mither in Billolaugh ivery blessed day giv us breath and praties enough; and niver in this fray counthry did Judy, my darlint, and I ate "head and pluck" and bane soup for breakfast, and dinner, andsuoner, till this spalpeen of uCoten," as they call htrri, promised me "two dollars a day and roastbafe," if I'd raise the shilla lah for "Typand Ty," hiver at all, at nil. Here -the evtaeTHm'rnnwoCTqUoTi closed. Several witnesses were , introduced by the defendant, but theit testimony was over ruled by the court,', as. they were known to have been particeps criminis in this trans action. The caso was briefly summed up by the State's Attorney, when John M. Botts Esq., made an elaborate argument for the defence, He confessed that the crime had been , perpetrated, but contended than an alibi could be easuy proven; or, if ,LI t-- -1 II . 1.- l-.-.l mis pica snoum noi oe receiveu, uiaii mo more fashionable one of insanity might be urged. He closed with a pathetic appeal to the jury and court in mitigation ot the offence and punishment, inasmuch as the Old Coon was in bad health, and might not long survive. "; , " When he had concluded, the jury, after a short .consultation, returned a verdict of guilty. . , .Vfe:V':- '-i The prisoner was deeply affected when the verdict was pronounced - . And scalding tears'each other chased, LiAe pumpkius down a hi 1. With much emotion, and solemn dignity, the judge proceeded to pass the sentence of the law: "OldCoon: In the pursuit of my judi cial functions, I have ever found it a task most painfully - severe to pronounce upon the guilty culprit the rigorous sentence of a violated jaw. But though your unfortunate condition may! powerfully appeal to my softer nature,for commisseration and mercy, yet the stern demands of inexorable justice must be executed, and the majesty of tho law vindicated, by visiting its whole chas tisements upon the incorrigible offender. "You have been arraigned, tried and con victed for sundry unseemly, unlawful, and mischievious demonstrations, at divers times and in divers places, against the peace and the dignity of the state, and for miscellane ous and incorrigible rowdyism in general; and it only remains for me to pronounce the sentence of the court, and for you to expi ate your many crimes in condign punish ment. Have you any reason why sentence ,11 1' l. - j :. .,., , souiu noi De prouounceu ngaino j"u TThe prisoner remarked almost inaudibly that he was only "playing possum" and he hoped the sentence would be a mild one.J . The Judge -continued: "You are com manded to be taken from whence you were bro't. to be kent at the rack, on short allow ance, till the 4th of March, 1845; when, if till then vou survive under your sufferings and disgrace, you will be taken from your durance vile, and thrown headlong into the water nf the Lethe. And may you have a short and comfortable passage to the land of forgetfulness." Fredericksburg uecoraer. The upper Mississppi is closed with ice, THE UNEXPECTED FRIEND. ; "It must be my child!" said the poor wid ow, wiping away the tears which 'slowly trickled down her wasted cheeks. "There is no other resource. " I am too sick tp work, and you cannot,surcly,seo me and your little brother starve. Try and bes a few shillinffs. and perhaps by the time that is gone, I may be better. Go Henry, my dear, I grieve to send you on such an errand, but it must be so." The boy, a noble looking little fellow of a about ten years, started up and throwing his arms about his mother's neck.; left the house without a word. He did not hear the groans of an anguish-that was uttered by his parenw as uie doer closed behind him; and it was well that he did not, for his little heart was ready to break without it. It was a by street in Philadelphia, and he walked to and fro on the side walk, he looked at one per son and then at another, as they passed him, and the longer he waited, the faster his cour age dwindled away, and the more difficult it became to beg. The tears were running last down his cheeks but nobody noticed him, or if they did, nobody seemed to care; for although clean Henry looked poor and miserable, and it is common for the poor and miserable to cry! ' Every body seemed in a hurry, and the poor boy was quite in despair, when at last he espied a gentleman who seemed to be very leisurely taking a walk. : He was dres sed in black, wore a three-cornered hat, and a face that was as mild and benignant as an aqgel's. Somehow when Henry looked at him, he felt all his fears vanish at once, and instantly approached him. -His tears had been ttowine so long, that his eyes - were quite Ted and swollen, and his voice trembled but that was with weakness, for he had not eaten anything for twenty-four hours. As Henry with a low faltering voice, begged for a little charity, the gentleman stopped and his heart melted with compassion when fie looked into the countenance of the boy. jfhd saw the, deep blush which spread oven his lace, ana listened to tnc moaest humble tones which accompanied his petition' ',. , 2? , . ' "You do not look like boy thathasTieen accustomed to beg his bread," said Jie kindly laying- his hand on the boy's shoulder what has driven yea trr this step?" "Indeed," answered Henry, his tears be ginning to flow afresh, "Indeed I was not born in this condition. But the misfortunes of my father, and the sickness of my mother, has brought mo to necessity now." "Who is your father?", inquired the gen tleman still more interested.' "Myather was 'a rich merchant of this city; but he became bondsman fora friend,and he was entirely ruined. He could not live after this loss, and in one month he died of grief, and his death was more dreadful than any other trouble. , My mother my little brother, and myself, soon sunk in tho lowest depths of poverty. My mother has, until now, managed to support herself and my brother by her labor, and I have earned what I could by shovelling snow and other work that I could And to do. But, night before last, mother was taken very sick, and she has since become so much worse" here the tears poured faster than ever "I do fear she will die. I cannot think of any way in the world to help her. I have not had any work to do for several weeks. I have not had the courage to go to any of my mother's old acquaintances, and tell them that she had come to- need charity. I thought you looked like a stranger sir, and something in your face overcome my charm and ave me courage to speak to" you. 0, sir, do pity my poor mother! ;" The tears, and the simple , and .touching language of the poor boy, touched a chord in the breast of the stranger that was accus tomed to frequent vibrations t- j - "Where does your mother live, my boy?" said he in a husky voice, "is it far from here?" .. " j'She lives in the last house in this street sir," replied Henry, "you can sec it from here, in the third block on the leftside." "Have you sent for a physican?" - "No sir," said the boy sorrowfully, shak ing his head. "I had no money to pay for a physican nor for the medicine." : .'Here," said the stranger, drawing some pieces of silver from his pocket, ."here are three dollars, take them and run immediately for a physican."'.--.,',.1r.';':''.. .'-.' : Henry's eyes flashed with gratitude he received the money with-a stammering and almost inaudible voice, but with a look of the warmest gratitude and vanished. - The benevolent stranger immediately sought the dwelling" of the sick widow. He entered a little room, in which he could see nothing but a few implements of female labor a miserabe table, an old bureau, and a little bed which stood in one corner, on which the invalid lay. , , , , She appeared weak, and almost exhaust ed; and on the bed at her feet sat a little boy crying as if his heart would break. , 'Deeply moved at this sight, the stranger drew nca the bedside of the invalid.nnd feign nig to bo a physican, inquired into the nature ' of her disease. The symptoms were ex plained m a few words, when the widow, Willi a deep sigh, added, "0, sir, my sick iiessjias a deeper cause, and which Ms beyond the art of the physican ito cure. I am a mother a wretched mother, " I see my children sinkiwrdailv deener i and -want, which I have no means of reliev ing. My sickness is of the heart, and iWtl. alone can end my sorrows; but even death is" dreadful to me, for it awakens (he thought of the misery into which mv children would be plunged if . -" Her emotion choked her utterance, and the tears flowed unre strained down her cheeks. But the pretend ed physican spoke so consoling to her, and manifested so warm a sympathy for her con dition, that the heart of the poor woman throbbed with pleasure unwonted. "Do not despair," said the benevolent stranger, "think only of recovery and of preserving a life that is so precious to your children. Can I write a prescription here?"' The poor widow took a little prayer book from the hand of her child who sat with her on the bed, and taring out a blank leaf, "I have no other paper," 6aid she "but perhaps this will do." ' The stranger'took a pencil from his pocket. and wrote a few lines on the paper. , "This prescription,? said he, "you will find of great service to you. If it is necessa ry I will write you asecond. I have great hopes of your recovery." He laid the paper on the table and left the house. Ssarcely had he gone when the elder son returned. . i . "Cheer up. dear mother," said he, going to her bedside and affectionately kissing i her - " "See what a kind, benevolent stranger has given us. It will make us rich for several days. It has enabled us to have a new phy sician, he will be here in a minute. Com pose yourself, dear mother and take cour age." . "Come nearer, mv son." answerM th mother, looking with pride and affection on her child, come nearer, , that I may bless you, God never forsakes the innocent and the good, 0 may He still watch over you in all your -path's! A physican has been nere. Je.il'a a tranter, bat he SDOke to me with kindness and compassion that wir a balm to my heart When he went away he left that prescription on the table: car you read it?" ,' Henry glanced at the paper and started back ho took itup.and as he read it through again and again, a cry of wonder and aston ishment escaped him. "What is it my son?" "exclaimed the poor widow, trembling with an apprehension ' of she knew not what. "Ah, read mother! God has heard us." Tho mother took the paper from the hand or her son, but no sooner had she fixed her eyes upon it, than "my God!" she exclaim ed, "it is Washington!" and fell back faint ing upon her pillow. . ' , The writing was an obligation from Washington, (for it was indeed he,) by which the widow was to receive the sum of one hundred dollars, from his nwn nrivnto nrnn. - - "-" J,. Wf- erty, to be doubled in case of necessity. Meanwhile, the expected physican - made his appearance," and soon awoke , the mother from her fainting -fit. The ' joyful surprise, together with a good nurse with which the pnysican proviuea ner, anu a plenty of wholesome food soon restored her to perfect health. The influence of Washington, who visited them more than once, provided for the widow friends who furnished her with constant and profitable enjoyments, and her sons, when they had arrived at the proper situation, they were not only able to support themselves, but to render the remainder of their mother's life comfortable and happy. Let the children who read this story re member, when they think of the great and good Washington, that he was not above entering the dwelling of poverty, and carry ing joy and gladness to , its inmates. 4This is not ficticous tale, but it is only one out of a thousand incidents which might be related, and which stamp him one of the best of men. . . : ' i. ' " " A Profligate. A Cincinnati paper re lates the following anecdote of a young gen tleman oi tne ooutri; .who has expended a large fortune, monej , land, , negroes, every thing, in a course ot intemperance and pro fligacy. ; He had just paid a last year's grog bill of 800 dollars; one day ho was walking in the street very leisurely, when seeing a physician on the oposite side, ho wantea mm to come over. "Doctor saia hc,"I wish you'd just look down my throat' "I don't discover any thing,. sir," said the doctor, after lookintr verv carefully. "You ; don't?" said he, "why that's strange; will you do Rind enough, sir, to give another look?" ARcally, sir," said the doctor, after ; a second look, ! don't see any thing."-." "JotT Why, doctor, there is a Tarm, ten . thoufand dollars, and twenty negroes gone down there!" ... , : '