Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, June 9, 1837, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated June 9, 1837 Page 1
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tpjf M A 3 4 n o t t u i: . i, o i: v o p c m a a u : it u r u i; v i: l r a kk o r u o m e. WW BSY M.SJ. STACY jjjj,' if.--1 ""V ' The lol'n'.vtii.; liiip. in a finin mi Kit'li.li ini,?r, titihlislicd ilinin; ill'- pii'-june hi 132.') t;oNTini:; r, v.i chluh r. The !.-ty mii il ii k, llu- in ii lipid dull. Til.' 'I'll.llljl' l l lllill, 'i.lK Itl 4 lll'll! full, Ami li.ill' i!ii- mm v,i Inc.i,iii5 ; Tin' cotlllll'l ri'J :l I 'I' IMIfll w.li "Mnp !" I l.uikri - anil i'l.inKi lipls r 1 1 ii i iiji io, Air! Iimn-nt liv.iils writ1 mini'). 'eVIien iic.n itii' lii'iu !i, nij finfv fpic.l A I.hImI Cm hi, uiili lmiv Fiiidi-, iVnc.iili ip'cl's l)in ili-n fitf !!;. llur nunc mis Cied't, mill flic raid, r f.ither, Tunic, ;)s l.m-lv dead, Her iiiiiiIim, CcpiiiiiiL'ici'. dumping. 'I li fiiilii' -Ii.u im mod' irt uc.ir Win iilii'iitl 1 iy i. li hi I ill" mi-p llur r;i'. Il nl in-l then lii-ln- ; I Irr ( Ii.u iii-lei- u .h sniic, i-lie F.iid, l''oi- Ii.i-hv i-lu" li.ul lii'i'ii bdmu-il, And nnli'iily utmld Hint lu-r. Tlt.lt llnn-VI Illilusliv 1 ( 1 llipd Tn -j.iin Hni' CipiIii I'm' Iih limit', An I li.iniil llu; l.ulv u dim;; ; llul nil ! II I' I l 1 11 1 1f I 1 1 1 1 ! IT f.i i no, Ami ' erul.iliini w.is Iih inline, A ICikt! mil u hi ill ii chilling. I'lii' illnhi usi? on iiiifclili'f hcni, lie linpil Im h I) nl .mil M.iin'd eonscnt, Anil llipn pom- Cie-ltl mii H ied ; Nu liMiril her Initial- iiml 1 1 t I'linu Hi; lisi'.l n lilm tipiin her ii.iiiip. Anil li ft tier limit n-lic ii li'il. WIipii linn pnnr Cii'ilit i-rpinpil I'J igli lli'i cini'in ('inili Iimicp imiiii' liy, ( Mi'iliin!(d In1 iint-l Iip I'Vtrr;) I'nr u lini Iip i-pi'ii i in Iipi- rut , filip rlircKcil ilic .-ijii, vt ilii'nl iliu ic.ir, An I Hinted ii-a ei.'l il? I'vci. oar-M" rM?r?-r-? . "a ij.ii.j'lLti .rrrvWi 1'inni list; I)el,nviiio KiiiluJixirn.il. It A Til Sill SKVKKH. ''I'itc Hon. .Tnlui M. Cliiyii'M, of I)ila "vnri, MMiti'iici'd n iiih:i who V!i'J C'livii-. '"il nt tin' In-t Kittiiij nt" th" Ci nrt, n' "Smymii. Inr I:i'ln jnnnc. s'nml f it r "ln.iir in tin- pillory, lin n tn rrnfivi; imi mi iIim liiiru lincl: -ixty IihIu-. put liuir yentr "in Military i'.oiiIiiii.'Uii'ii', H;lil lor tt,V(n i'ar in tln Inln'.-I hulii;r. and pay a line nl' (il'li'i'ii hundred dulliir?." 'i arp niiliici'i! t'i iio'icii 1 1 1 o nliuV" pur. P Mltpll III in IlIlVllii; nli-i'fVMl il ('liM.'ll in ... nriit tf-jn cni lit-1 pnutf :i in my ivliuih n'i lini lJr.lUtti ire l'l.litii1 and l'.'iiiiy!viiiuii I .npiriT. Wiipro it iirintnati d wrj Itiniiv p. .t. li wpnrt'y iinirii' in p' int o t (net, iind wliiilly so in tin: mi iri'.--'ini il simmiw i i ' t . i i t! 1 1 in cn'ivi'V, ihat Cnicl' .Li-tie,!' ( ' li Vim I in .- ili'ini'iiiii'il liiui-i'lf witli nndiii' or nnpr'M i'r .'VtrilV "i the 'n-i alludi'd to, JmiIi' (yl.T. tun and ln ik-uc "i'i'-', Inr In' (nl n- 'riius, and alii" '. ''-, -I'liii'r sm'Ii dun iiMIh; I not iliu "'ml.iT Pi'v.ri" pi.ti'iH'" u'np rotnli'fi'd. a furl wlncli llw nililmr of t hi pnrnjjrapli (-pciih to li-ivo (nr initti'ii. .lii'liri! Olav'nn. wit my mid lii n.-dciul' t?. Jndi'in jlacl; and I.inyl"ti. arn uii'roly tin; nrfT.in.-i of tin: law. mid inn-i inal;o tlifir M'iit(.'iiri't. in till ca-c, cnnliiriii in lini la iv. wlie'll'T Ihat Ijo .lU'i.'ru nr nut. For Hi'' nniiH' "t l;idiiaiijiiti:i, tin1 law n(' I Ins Main Iia pruvid.'d. tli it "oV'-iy pi'r miii couvic'f'il of liidniniitti t-f i si 1 1 InrlVit (mil pay tn tin' maii a lini! nt' i,ut ds tliaii hup tliniidiini dnllard unr in iri ihati tivn tlinit-utiil linMars, diall !)' net nn t i.e pillnry fnr tilt1 i-paci' nf nun hour, rlinll h. puliliuly ulnppril with usiy tn on llu' Inrt! haul; wi II hud on. ntiil s-lmll bi! inipn-iinr-il in t-1 1 1 1 ' a r y cr.iiliiif'iin'iit Inr a Icrin nnl le.-f. tliaii tli'ci' tinr inori! tlnni mvl' i years, and at tlm iwpi'alnm nl'iid iniiiriioiinu'tit shall lie dii-pn.i'd nl' as a i-'-rv.int In I he Inlic.-t titlil brt Indder nr Inilders fnr I ho term of M'Vi'ii vi'iirn; and vi'rv pi;tn"ii or pcrFiins g.i (ifl'i'iidiiifr a n'fiinl I lini', iipnn i.'c.nv irtinn til Miull S-H!llllll i fl. !:, I-Il 1 1 blld' r ik'H'll." Tin' lioliiappi'r in llu pri'pni cno win ,hihn M'hnhy, an old nlVendiT, and iho cmo wa that of Ins own rpiirciilico liny, whnin Wluih-y had t-t-ut to tlm liouse of Wicliai'l 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ft 1 1 . in D'irclii.'sior rnntity. Marylaiul, fnrnifrly notni inns iw iho hceno nf llit1 nlrncinns iini'dcrH coiiiiiniii'il liy tin.' fplo'iiatod hidnapri'T and niiinli'rrr. .Inn Julinson, and thu bhn-deiiimi, I'ntly (aii nun. Tliu hoy was in tin linmbli' d n in chain', mnly In li" t-hipiicd nfl' Willi n iiiuntifr of nl her linlnappi'il blacks, when1 i wo tsnsni'.v j.'(Mii li'tueii who wi ro in pit r -t-iilt uf I heir invn mtviii's foiind bun mid ri'stnri'il bun to Irci'duni. Whalov was trttd hi-t Octii'iicr in iins-i'.v. at tin.' Kmihti. or Court . but vn acqiiiiii'd. thu t fi i i c linvin? been cotntnitU'd in Kent cniintyj Ins pnill 'ji'inj: clcu, Iniwevcr, tho (Jmiil, liniind him nvur for ttiul in Ivcut. On tin.' Iriul t D"vur, tlm c:iii was proved by a j,'reat tiniiilier of witiiuxt's, to be of a most (iiilrnenus and naaraviitutl characlor, h t i i ti r; I i fo, Ihal Whaley'f cotinp did not ailempt to arni; thu facts to tin; jury, by whom he was found uniliy on Hie wholo indicimeiit. iilmit iimiiudiaiely. Ccni'-iil-crinthi' ulrncmus chnractcr of tin; nfl'ninu of i tlnap pi nt,'. tho cnii'ltn.s mid even unir dern which it I'rcquptitly involves, and tho diflie,ultioH of conviction uu liavo always ri'arded il as n criino which merited l!io ulniiitt severity of I ho law. In tho present itintutice, theru was not a Hiiy:lo redertiiin circumstance the inun was an old 1 1 fl" 1 1 -tier, he had robl)P(l uudor Iriict, for tlm boy was his own apprentice confided lo his cum and lieepiii' by Iho law, ami tho emiri had a rijjlil In view it as a rui which would warrant Ilium in "iiii lo (ho ui iimri extent ol the law. They did not however 140 to tho lit in (ft extent ol the law, as their milenco .'tins little heynnil tho minimum fixed by tho act of Assembly. Tho "four hnurti' pillory is nn exneraiioti, ol'coursp. Tho hciileiico was one hour in tho pillory, sixty lushe. four yoara imprisonment, ahuro is no cnlilnry imprisonment 111 this fitato tlioucli the law in this caso directs it) iriimjjot ;,loOO ami Iho nalo tor reven yerirB, v'li'ftfii is an nfi'iir aho". titer itmnl mil. 'iiieh i:i tho e.vplaeati'iti of I lit- rallior evirt'' seuiiMieo tiiflielid, not by Mm Ml ui .I1I111 ftl. Clivimi.' hut by the cmitl, cniupiHpd of niiwl' .lniiee Vlaytoti and n--rctrj I!lai:l: and Ij iyt-'ti. ami pre erilnd by llie li tter of the Invs. A umi tiMice tipver was mnre rtrlily niPiilei!. Tin' mde of i'uii''!iiii"iit liny nut p!"a-c llinse who 1 1 1 ! 1 1 ir a ttiotbid 1-o n 1 1, i i 1 1 y on the subject of criminal pntitsliniPiiis. but that hull, it any, aitai'li'S to Hip lej.'Uhilurp am! tint in thp cmirt. Dolawari! adheres to her r.nci'Mi' cede, whilo mnilero tefertn L hat b''en Inis'ly dealing with every Ihinrj 1 arotiml her. bill wo kimw that telorin imt alwas nnprovcinent and Uelawire eontiMit i" retn.iiii as f-he is uii'il min- I n brtter than -ii- hjs eei hmm idj?ri.eii'i(;ii to her c'lii-ideraMnn. While we oro nn t!ie Mibj-Tt of h'ultiap p ' 1 1 ir. some retninii-erucP!, o'ji.-ur to us cut!, nec'cd with .Lie JnliiiM'ii and Pat t y (Jan nun. whiie o.iiit"S are tnnniinned ahive, vliich inoy he dpi-iueil inteipftiii te unr reatlfis. !' ih J' ; .Tnhu 11 and Pally Canri'.'i, a lew var'u-.m w.-re ns nntnri- in the lower lent of tins State, ami ol Marvl.ind. as murdcrr-. I;u!iia:pers, ami robber, as tliem-.o renou-ned hernes of) this description, we have on record. Joe Jiiliosnii'.-. I'ou-e which is now ucenpied I v Mieh.'iel Millmnn ii' a liid iapper. (w net aware ih.it. Micheal Iris yet added the III lo of murderer and lubber i lint more inehirinus one of kidnapper) Iipi? ill Dei eheiter eonti'y, Marylind. within a sloni-'s throiv nf Carniitip c tittty in the satti'J slule, and of Sihm-x 111 our own dale. Patty Cninon's hous" was in Sussex cuii'iy. and but a r-hnrl. distanen fioin J 1 1 1 1 1 --on's licii-i! was a rciv piacle for all the kidnapped neifrons from this fyaie and I lie country round, and a more convenient Inca. lion fnr such a purpose could t-cursely he imagined. It wa a si-qoestered sp-o, ,i' a ilt-!ac. frein auv road, 111 a 1 liit.lv rettled iieilih.irhnod, and if pn-fsed by the law or its otricers, n iilnna wa-- eai t than for Joe and Ins myrmidons to escape into tho ad joinii'jj cniiity of (Jarnline, or if it suited him heller, into our Sate. S'atty Cut tfti's lieie-e was convenient loo. as a t-orl of s'oppni"; place, where eni lemcii of the lildnapiiiiiir I'raieriiily ini'ht refresh tl'.ein M'lves and their ehinje b f ire t hey reached the general depot J..e Johnson's hotwc Pally was a .strappm;: wench a woman of rreat st ein'ih ami ferocity. She could nod often did knock down a stout ne'ro man. tie him. put. him in a cut and curry I11111 over In John-i-u'd. J Pniij Ci 'eon had a daughter, who wa a vry haiu'-eme woman and had been iwt(!" uinr-iei llur lir.-t In. "bind was a oivinii nM khli ipiier. nnine.l Henry Unit Mm, alia-' i!'ireloii, who died 00 the e;al hws 1 ho second, was .1 hj J ilinsnn. In Uriiioteu'v tiiiiii, Patty Canu n's hotisij wa In (iii-'iu Iv visited by persons from the smith vi 1 c uo" to hoy tii ijiou-, and the t-iory ivas 1 tl tied b"lii-v 'd, 11 iy. rendered cer tain, that m-iiiy sueli per-niw. nOer visit mir Pa'ty. were never heaid of aaiii. At lepeih 1 he murders came out, a id tho mur derers wuro detected. T1V0 traders, one of i hont was named Rid jell, with a stun of money, came to I'atiy's one even'iti"; I" iiii'cha-o negroes; she artfully detained iliem by the kind-si treatment, enlerliiiniiii' 1 hem with npjihj toddy, ami other reutle 1111x1 nrcs, while she tent out Iini'mlon and two men of the name of (irifiin, to fell a tree acre--, the Laurel road, to which town the travellers were dent Hied. When they weie ironc. Pa'ty dre.--ed in men's chillies. and armed wi'li a 11111-I; 't. s-tartud by a Kliort cut lliroii'h the for.-?!, lo j tin the mtirderirs. When the traders cinm to the tree their Imr.-e slopped, and all four of 1 in.' murderer?, who were lyitiu' in ambush, fired at once. Itnl-joll was shot throii;rii the h 'dv but he had euei'v enoiirrli. for the moment to il. fend In.' life, and h armed ivitli pi-'tols. he tied Ins companion liri-d into Hie c iverl whore th" murderers wore Iviit". tniil drove thein from the li -ld Mr. Uuh'oll was earrnd bv Ins friend to Laurel, where he died that nmht. Gover nor ISa-e tt ullVred a reward for iliu mur derers, anil they were all arrested. Om of 1 ho (Inflins turned 'State's evidence, and convicted h h brother and l!nntitoii, who were htiii-.'T-l'.i ly. the fi-jud 111 human hliape, r?e.'iiv I mi account ol her pcx. a proseq.ii having u -eo entered. Al ter the execution of lirinntoii and (111II111. the brother Grillii. Hie KtateV evid-uce, went into Maryland, where he murdered two men, the l.it of whom was Mr. llor-ey, the Portmaster at Snow I Sill, 111 Worcent r county. Maryland beeatii't too hot to hohl It 1111. ami ho retired into thu S'ate, where hi! was arrested for this l,i-l etiiue 111 I II 1 V. and delivered up un the icipiiriituii of the Governor of Maryland. lie was liuii at Snow 1 1 1 1I. liefore Ins execution, ho made a confebSiun of a forn.' of um-t titrnctous murders, and robberies couiutitted by him and tho jaiii; with which ho was cuiincc led 111 this, hjtiitu tnid Maryland. After 15niititnn's or D'erelon's death on the eiillnws, .Im.' Juhnnn married the widow. Pally L'-aiinnn's daiihier. Flill a beamiliil woinan, and established hitn-'clf at the depot in DoieluMer county Here he carried on the biihiiie-s of kidnapping, robbery, and it is believed murder, for several year?, ami made a handsome I'urlinie 111 tho business. Johnson was his' feet hifrh, a pjwerful man, mid remarkably well formed. At leiiolh justice overtook him In thu year IliJ.'. thu Sheriff of Sussex county, with 11 posi. eain.'ht him bunt inidnielit in tho house of Patty Canimii. whore lie had ono lo kcc his wife. Thoy were taken completely by tmrutuc 15 or CO kiduapp' d uenroes were fniind concea'cd about the prouiii-os, chained neck and foot. At the Annl term ol ihat year, Joe wan tried at Georgetown, i lo had pleidy of money, nnd employeil eminent couifi I, Messrs. Vandyke, Thomas Clayton, Wells and Cofipcr. Tho prosecution was con ducted by the present Attorney General' FK&IDAY9c'I3'QJK"I3 9g JISST. Mr. lliureri, Mr. .Tames IVinih, and Mr. J.'lin M Clayton, then recently pildmitled lotlih'ir. .tne waf c'invieli d of hulnaiv pin", and siiU'tmI the ti'Min It v tf Iho liw ni that tiiiie inure r-r vern than at. presPtil. He wis indeird fnr hiilnaptiinL' " nejjro tiniii. il Tlionns Snene.er. I'niiy Cinnoii. the i-lie d-iit"ii. fcltll escaped tinptl nshed ! iliMiitrli eftpo iudipipil or presented lor Isnl. nmipiiiff. She had only !o com lb" lme and find a snTe refu-je 'tn Johnson's houe in Dorehester c.intiiy. .Too Juhtisoit left the emnitrv nlld wont to I he smith. Years pni-d aiay and .Too Johnson !llu did o'mp,.,) were pas-due; nwi.y ftotn 1, recollection oflho iieli'lilinrhood, when a man wh was ilou!liin;r a fi ' I I nn Patty Catiii'i'.s farm strueh soni" hard Htilistaiice. w Inrh. npeii investlyat inn proved to bo a bi-x t-etitaitiif.'i t,i body nf a .mini' red man. rjp-m 1'iriher inquiry,the hornblo faetoamo tn li.tht. that Jnhnson had murdered f.vo white men and butted tlieni in chests or box es in the field. One of tin in was t-hol while emit!-: at hi- t.ah'e. ami his body was rolled on !'i ih" tabh) cloth dyed in his bhi il. and hnrinl in the liohl iho oilier was inun ered 11 he went lo Iho Hlablo lo .-fl his horsr iiiilbnried in Hie s-inio bhinily field, tleveral o the liidnnppetl Iiiaclts were nscr'amed to have oeeii muroormi One nftbem.it bnv. was totmtl wit 11 ins skull beaten in he had been kidnapped, and Ins cries were so loud, that .ImIiiimiii. apnrehniiMVo I hey would he heard, knocked !nm in the head and silenced him forever, llowiinnv were the victim-ol Hiese liHiinn fiend-, cannot bo correctly a.-crtauied Uv Hi'' ipstiunnv of one l the hands of the (.-inn, Patty cn'nm 11 had .not only aided Johnson in his murder-' and other crimes, but had murdered and kidnapped blacks herself. She was arrested and committed l-i Georgetown jail, where the miserable wretch "termiuii'n.'d her aiioctou- career bv Bwallowtn ai.-enie. Such is iho lab: of horror. connected with .loo Jnhtmm's lioii-e in Dorehester county. Joluuoii. the hero cf-o many atrocities, it is haul, is s'tll livinir. Alter his con viciioti 10 Iu2v2 he went, aa we have t-aul to the sni'.th. A ftpiiilumau living in Sus sex, was 111 New. Orleans about a year ago where he saw Johnson on tin: levee, and knew him. He iio v bears another name, and holds the oliieo of Judgo of Prolnle in a Southwestern State ! Michael Milhirin now occupies John son's notue 111 iJ.irenosinr aim pursues niu trade of kidnaping, 'two SiH-ex senile men. Mr. W1I-011 urnl Mr. Hour-ton, la?t ir visited this di n of iniquity, in search kidnapped ne'Toes, mid loiiud among others wen.- tln-ro c uico.i i d 10 chains. ihe poor apprentice boy of John Whale Mr. Houston knew the bov. and in ! ti mice oflho threats of Miliinan, they struck oft'ihe boy's fetters and brought him away with them. Thn-i! wh" imy read the preceding nar at ivi) will now be a ware of I he policy, as well as huinanitv. nf "beinir nn her .-evi-re" 10 Ftippr-s-mg Hi" crime of kidnapping in the Slate of Delaware. NAN (J V L sHiA HO N. f: IS !,'! The son was now about to bathe in the ocean, alter a hot day'n work Wo had just reached Iho ftimni't of a wnirisome ac e ivtty. aim mere lay iienno us 1110 nine village of- , nnd thu hill; and valleys beyond Wo caught no glimpse of the noisy river, but we knew, by the rn-hing mhi ml at 1 he bottom, among the dark tan gled wood, that the wild A tiiouoni-uek was hurrving downward, wi'li its lately iather ed tribute of mountain waters. We had b -come siid-leiily silent ; and a I had borne so'iiei lung more, perhaps, I Inn my share of the conversati-'ii and entered as heartily, at h:a-t as any other, into the innocent p'eas. n nt r y nf lie.' day, my companions began to rally me upon thu change. "It is sad to part," said I, "from one's friends even af ter so brief an ar-qiaiutanue." Thw was a aiiuii'ieut i-Xi!ntiai urn for I hem ; hut my heart had a reason of its own, which was no coiieern at till of th-'ir's : 1 was, at thti moment entering tho htilo hantlot where I was born, lifter an ab.-cciico of fifteen years ! Wit now begin to descend ibu hill, ami the driver, whoso whole soul was swallow ed up in the dniire uf exhibiting the spirit of his horses, cracked lorward with a velo city (hat put an end lo all tliuuehts but thnsii of our personal safely. Wo toon alighted at tho tavern door Ihe horsu. were instantly shifted and I tnr.k leave of my companion-, who went a 6lagu further on 1 heir wav. In the dusk of the evening. I found 11 impossible lo ttidenufy iho landmarks of my youth. The old mooting. house, however, was not io!ii.'iiiitaken and the tavern was the Fume, kepi by Colonel Ilinnrill. twenty years ago. After looking at my itccoinmo il.iiums for Hie night, swallowing a 'po tion' of liohen, sweetenr-d with Inown in ear, and stirred up, if I am not mistaken, with a rummy poon, winch a red little hos tess provoktngly Imped was 'perfectly agn.oablo ;' I rerolvod to reconnoitre the tenants oflho bar mom, ami ascertain, if any of the wretched, old grass hoppers, who used to chirp and sip sling, in that very place soiuo twenty yearn at,"', wi ro still on their hgs. Accordingly, carefully iimfil'd up in my travelling el ml;, with my hat drawn over mv ey s, I elbowed my way Ihruuu'h the noisy throng, mid look my scat quietly in a corner. The utuiosphero was perfectly saturated with tho efiluvm of rum and tobacco. I'mtuiiatoly I was siifiieioin Iy stiuplied wnli frci-h air through a bruin 0 pane or two in tho tavern window. As tlm smoko occasionally passed away. I had an opp'irlunily to e.iich n view, bet ween Ihe pull's, ol the (lifl'ircut individual who com

posed tho several groups. Nw and then I discovered an old standard; but I was "rent ly surprised lo behold m many new luces, which wr ru entirely new to 1110. The host himself was a Strang r. Ho was a bcdnlo looknm ncrsmiatie. and appeared to understand himself and ull'aira exceeding ly wells and it was truly snrprijing to mark! t'heninntity of tnddy. nnd flip, and sling, and jti'ep, and drams of all t-nr t J, which he fotild prepare in a single evening. I par 'iroiirly noticed he invariably drank oft, ninl it nppenred tome iitienli-ciouslv. till Ihe "heehaps" or s'tgared "rehqua" at the bnitotn which weie left by Ins customers; and his cniintenatice wa;, by no means, 111 dtcalive of total abstinence. A inisernh'e object, very gray nnd very ragged, edged his way through the crowd towards the bir, and siond in the. attitude of 0110 who scarcely dares to give utterance to hit wisliP. lie turned his laco toward the lamp. T knew htm at once; it was ' 1 Hunch IJiitilel, who worked on my fath or'i farm, nil mv parents died, when the farm (lor n v f.i' her died poor passed into o'he- hands, Hunch wii- a sad dog. He w is the vh'j of the vi'lng"; tn.d the villa frers olieti got htm girruloiisly druuk, for the rake nl ei'j'iviiig his humor, lie was eminent Iv ti.c'pful 011 training days. On noli occasions, he would commonly seat himself on the lee side of the pail of piincit, for Hie sn!;e. as he said, of the perfume. At weddiiiL's and ordinations he always contrived to be in attendance ', find no shark ever billowed 11 "shiver" iniiei tip' high sea. more assiduously than Enoch followed his vocation ol mourncr-iii. general lor me dead. Hundred of limes 1 have seen him enter the dead man's apartment stroke down his hair upon his forehead walk up slowly lo the cofiiii look down upon the enrp-e with a mournful shakeofthe head ami then turning to Hie table wi'lnn a few feet oflho receptacle of death, pour out and swallow a libera! glas of the very pm son which had too frequently demolished the dcf'l!l"!. I-'jimcli was evhlPiitly determined, with an air of mock humilitv. to attract the at tention of Iho ho-i. F.very gin-- of spirit lint was consumed, se--tueil to increase th" beggar's itniioriinnty of manner. He could no loiteer be disregarded. 'Wnat are vou here for, Runlet" said lb" ho-1. with rat lu-r a repulsive tone of vo ce, l-'jiioeh reached forward and whis pered in the taverner's ear. 'You've got no money, ' said tin.' Im-t. No. deacon,' .-aid Hnocb. 'hut I'm oxpec linrr a lit t lo in a dav or two.' Vou won't get any rum here to-night,' said the deacon, 'so the sooner yuu go about vour bus'iiess, the better. Now Deacon Mixer, let us have a sill,' -aid Hunch, with a winning and beseeching air. I won't.' said the deacon. 'Haifa gill, then,' continued the beggar 'I toll you I won't,' replied tho deacon, wit h increasing etiergv. lioocb held on like a leech 'Dear D coo Mixer,' said he, j 11 t let us have a ta-'e ' in u a orop, Hotiiet.- said Hie deacon, .tainphig Ins loot, mid breaking Ins tnddv .tick a ho struck it, in his auger, against the bar. 'Well, then cried E'loch, tiinuiti no.e in the tavernei .. lace, 'just let a poor fellow get a smell of your breath, Deacon Mix This stroke of humor caused such peals of laughter a-s to make the old home shake to its very foundations. The deacon lost his temper, and threw a whole glass of tod. dy. winch ho had ju-t comnoiimlcd, with particular care, for Squire Shuttle, ct the beggar's head. Enoch avoided the compli ment with singular adroitness, and the sqnr" himself, who was standing directly hi hind Inm, ree-'ivad the whole gl i-s of toddy in his face and eyes. This circiiuv stance, while it exited the squire's anger, increased the uproar of Ihi.t respoeiahlo as. s-piiih'ag". Tim deacon ma lo a hundred awkward apologies, ami a Ircsh glass of tiulilv. which he pre-eniml the most hum ble manner imaginable. This scfiio bad scarcely passed, when old McLaughlin, thu .extoti, whom 1 well reni'-m'iered 111 my youth, entered the room and putting a giilhui jog upon Ihe bar, ex claimed, in his v.'ell known accent 'Dacon Mixer, I has come for tho Communion woiue.' It was Saturday night. Is it piwsih'e, thought 1 1 hat this man will have the hardi. h-ied lo (ifiiciale at the table of his Lord tipiin too morrow! 1 quitted the apart., ineiii. and retired in disgust to my chamber for the night. On the morrow, I attended the village church, and I hurts in the deacon's seat. I beheld the very same toddy making I'hart see, whose performances upon Iho preced ing evening I have already recounted. And, when the minister named his text "Whatts man .'"truly, thought I, icknl ii vi'tn ! 1 found myself surrounded by si ran. gers. A new generation bnd sprung no, and 1 hero were very few of whose features I had any recollection. Chine was yet alive. Siio sat in a corner of the gallery. Sue was an old scoffer, and I iiad never ex. peeled Iosco her in the house of God. She lived on llio skirts oflho village, and got her livelihood by selling cake and ale and telling tortunes. When 1 was eighteen, a giddy, tliuiightless buy, I was fool enough to lay out tho heller part of my savings 111 prophecies and predict tuns which Chloo had ever ready fur those who would ever-pari with iheir muiiey in return, Upon lite I'liih of this old impostor, who, by onqtiir i"H of others, had discovered ihe secret as piratioiH of my boyish heart, I was induced lo iiuiKu my suit lo the squire's daughter, who fpeedtly ecot tne uway with a Ilea 111 my car. Tnrounh tho inlliienco of a religious cum naiimn of bur vou'h. she was the ptousilhai 1 must needs step in timl see. Wi daughter of infidel parents, though they 1 heard Ihat you had got to he quite a lim weie among the first people of the village', hotly, and we never thought to see 011 i ' and owned thu very beM pew in the church, these parts again, among us pior folks, in I vas 11 poor plough-buy, whoso parents tho old village. If u body may be so buhl, hai! untliiug 10 balance tho neennnl withal, what in the world, Master Isaac, has soul hu1 willing hands and honest heails Th you tins way?' I was perfectly aware decided, but kind henried manner in winch Ilia' nothing could surp i-s ibis le I nv's she rejected my exceedingly awkward do I itiMitiablo curiosity, tiuhs n wero llu inqnstrntion, my very firbt overtures of skilful exercise of Ihat power of rapid com I010, wero enough to setllu llio miction oPbinntiou, which enables a Yankee lo reach her excellent good si'ttsol mit,()Wti in Comparable folly. And yet. f liavo never binned titv-olf severely for (his itnincrni mistake of mv youth; for, though there weie tinny who wanted courage 10 tie, knowledge the fact, there wore Pw of our village lads who had not, at some time or other, fancied lhcm?olycs in love with Nan. cy Lo Haron. After Ihe death of my parents, having receivpil a good school education, and be in ir bp Id down for life to thu lit I lo hamlol in which 1 was b trti, by no consideration nt interest, determined to seek my fortune in tlm mnlronnlis. II V ihe asst. lance of a fel. low townsman, who had pursued a similar course with remarkable success, 1 obtained a situation, which became the stepping .tone to all my future good fortune. Jy iinriMiiit t inrr activity nnd application, for lit' icon venrs, I had become thu inn-tcr of n "pretty property." lflho reader has anv curiosity to oscer tain Hie connection, between this portion of my history and lite visit to my native village, H is but lair that, lie sliotilii 00 grat tfied? I bail b"guii to put n few profitable interrogatories to mv own heart : In what way shall I employ these riches? Am I not gelling weary of litis iniotmlnab'i! ae. cumulation? I felt, nt Ihe age of thirty live, that I had lived alone long enough; and if there was a person 11,1011 enrlh, to whom I desired to say so. that per. on was Nancy Lo Baron. Ten years before, I hail heard s-omo rumors of uu. fortunes 111 her father's family; there was a mighty difn r- nce between tho poor plougiiti.iy and the man of hatiihnnio estate ; iancy might have become less fas'tduuis withal ; and, perhaps, I might count in sumo measure, upon the olT'Ct of ihat cnns-aiicy. which had fliuri-hed for fil'teeu years, without even the poor solace of hope deferred Such then confessedly wa- the main obje;t of mv visit. It was mv intention, if Nancy Le Baron were unmarried still, to ofier her once more Iho hand which she had a'ready rej- clod. 'I was very forcibly struck bv the change which, in so Hiort a space, had taken place among the inhabitants of tho village. At' ter I had taken mv seat in the meeting house, and kept my eyes steadily fixed up on the -(lire's pew for a quarter 01' an hour. I had the mortification U see it occupied bv strangers. I looked to vain for Nancv lit every corner. I scarcely none dividual of whom 1 should have been able tn gather any information in regard to nu old standard, except major Moody tho mil lor. whose cxpres-ion was always about as sour as a great portion of the nleal which he always sold. Oa my return to t,htav ore, I ventured to-inferrogate the lui'uija dv: "'Prav,' said I, 'is Squire Le Baron yet living ?' 'Li! Baron,' said she, 'I have heard that iianii'. ; we have lived hero only n few year tho factory business has brought a great many new comers to Hie vi Inge, who have taken the places of I hu old folks ' 'How long have ynu resided here?' 'Wo have kept tii i tavern about teven years. 'ir. and have hid a good run uf busi ness. The deacon is very particular ah nit his liquors, and gives general sat isfaet inn for hu never waters his rum. He has it direct from Deacon Gooseberry's distillery. It's a great pity, sir. that the whole bu-i-nc-s was not confined lo deacons nnd church members ; it would then be done upon honor. Shan't 1 fetch you a Ittlle 6'i'trit before dinner, sir ? Us very cheering after a long sermon.' 'But, my good wonnn,1 said I, 'I have not been preaching.' That's true, replied this talkative hos tess, but I nfl i'ii say so to I'.irson Mc Whist ler, and hu always lakes it very kuid'y.' At this moment, the woman was called away; and taking my hat and coat 1 walk, ed forth into the vil'age. I bent my conr.-e towards tho squire's nim-ton. It npoear ed not to have undergone any rcmarka'.ile alteration. As I walked on Ihe farther side ol the street, I observed several elnl dreti looking forth from the windows. Nancy is untried ! thought I. Those arn lu-r children! I si roiled lorward, endeav oring to reconcile myt-eif lo a disappoint ment, which I Imd certainly gathered, be fore il was rpe. as men of a certain tem perament, are prime lo lake 11 1) troubl ! at 1111 exorbiiaut rate of interest. I had walked on. till I carne In tho village grave-yard. Almost uiicoiisciouly. 1 found myself within the melancholy pale. My recollections of men, who had gone entirely from my memory, wore very readily recalled by the simple "meiiinrials uriuiud me. According 10 the prevailing cu.-'nm ol maul;. ud, some twenty years ngo. nhii(it every male adult, whoso iiaiiiu I noticed 011 the head-stone had been a mndorato drinker in his day, A very largo proportion had been incur, rtgiblo sots. What a motley grotip, llto't I "in the great day oT tho resurrect ton. shall rise together from tho drunkard's grave, While I wai thus engaged, my nttcn (ion was aroused by the lootstep of ti per son, who had approached within a few feet of tho place where 1 stood. It was old Enoch Runlet, who had excited the deacon's indignation, on the preceding evening, by Ins importunity for grog, lie was apparently sober, and his .-month chin iind general appearance indicated souk- little regard lor Ihe nuiu-aul observances, a lonsh of (Sod's Imlv diy. lie tit once. 'Why, Air. La'd"r,' snul lie. what, in uiaim; o' untiir has brought you here? I thought, as I was a'goipg by, that it was so much like l.-anc Lawd-'r, X--No. 520 the mark with accuracy of a patent ri!le. Vtui always wnsTn lectio kind o'molan cholv, Master lanc; Mvo seen yc walk 111 this' here place more. "I n monniigiu gbt. when you was a younker. 1 guess "1 bant 001110 up bore a speculating, nrtcr lands or the like ?' No. Enoch, I havp no such design, I rcuhed. 1 guess ynve made a sight o'moncy nl- retidv,' continued ho. Why, as to that, Enoch)' ontd I, 'I have tho substance of Agar's prayer, neither poverty nor riclis. Pray, good hnncli, who occapies the old inansioti-iiiuisc wuutu Squirt; Le Baron used lo live? Why, I guess,' replied Enoch, 'they're the same what has occupied it for the last five years. I e'ttcss you haut got a mott gngo on it hava you ?" At lint moment, this inveterate gucs3' or fell over one of tho foot-stones, in the grave yard, and the writhing uf his fea tures as-tired ni", that ho had bruised himself severely. I guess von have hurt your 6lnn, Linocn, aid I. '1 guess I have,' said ho. 'Well 1 hen,' 1 resinned, 'I hope you will leave off guessing, am! give mo a few direct .insurers lo some very plain questions. 1 pTceive. that yon tumbled over Bill Till, son's grave: it" is belter so. than to tumble into it, for Bt'l was an awful drunkard. I Miess you're n cold water man Master Isaac.' said he. Well Enoch,' I rep'ied, 'for once yott have guessed right and I hope you will r -st atisfied. I wish you to inlorm 1110 where Squire Lo Baron now rest-les.' Why, Master Isaac, didn't you Know, is how the squire had been on Deacon Gooseberry's firm tlice six year, come next Annl ? didn't von know that ?' On I) aeon Gooseberry's farm? Who is Deacon Gooscb-rry ?' Why. Deacon G 10-eberry has been a dtstill-r in this village, for this twe'l'c years and this grav; yard is called the Deicon's farm, and here t- thu squire's head-stone., Is it pi tble !' sitd I. n3 I read the 'sncrcl Id Ihe. memory' 'Was he intemper ate at last ?' I enquired. Very, very.' said Enoch, with a ludic rously solemn' pxprc-sinn tip in Iih count e. nance, and deaconhh shako of the head, little su-'pecing that I had witttiesspd I. a owe performance on the preceding eve ning; nnd. like many drunkards, unappri sed of the full extent of his own unenviable fame. The squire ucd to ben temperate man Enoch,' said I, in my father's life-time. 'And long after, Mas'er Isaac.' he re. plied. 'About snveti years ago, he deliv ered a temperance adddrcss. jo 1 110 next, eoiin'ry, ngaui-t ardent spirits; but Ihe temperance ' 1 1 k s blamed Inm very much for going 10 the tavern, in the evening af ter the hc'iire, and calling for his boit'o of wine. We poor folk's who take a Itttlo rum now and then, don't see the wit o' tint Master I-iiac. I guess ynu, lake a a It'll" uine yourself, now and then,' 'No Enoch.1 'A huh; ale then or porter,' continued he. Not a drop of any intnxiciting drink.' I replied, I am a con. istenl cold waterman am! have no more bel-ef. that intemperance will be entirely aboli-hed. by the abandon input of ardent, spirit, than that the vice uf gambling would ! rooted out by the ab olition of the game nf all fours. But pray tell me, En ich what has become of the squire's family ?' 'The old lady is gone,' ho replied, 'sho took a little spirit her. elf, in ,1 sly wav. The old gent leiinn did pretty well, till ho lost his property, and then ho left off wino pretty much, nnii tool: to the other things, lie wasn't tied to 11. you sue. It never hurts ni". and I dou'i tlnnk it ever will : bur il fixed the squire right oil'. It didn't seem agreed with lion.' What became of Miss , the squire'a daughter." 'Why, mister Isaac, ynu havn't forgot her nam", I gu'-s; Mo-s Nancy, you mean. She wis onr old flime you know: I guess you've got mimed afore this, Master Isaac' I fairly wished nivself rid of thu fellow ; hut putting tie besi face upon the matter. I observed, with an air of indifference, that I had seen some children at the mansion ImiHo window, and that 1 had conjectured Nancy was married, arid ihat l hose children might be hers To be Continued.) Impiiovki Sv-tum or Duki.i.ing. Ti c bravo Dutch Admiral Vou Tiouip, who was a large and heavy man, wns challeng ed by a Hnu active French officer. "Wo art! not upon equal terms with rapiers," said Von Tromp, "but call on 1110 to m tr row morning, mid wo will ailju-t iho atlair better." When Hi" Frenchman called, he found the Dutch Admiral bestriding a bar rel of gunpowder. "There is room enough for yon." said Von Trump, "at ihe other end of the barrel ; sit down, there is a match, and, as you were the chalengrr, give lire." The Frenchman was a litHu thunderstruck tit this terrible mode of light ing, but as the Dutch Admiral told hint he would fight Inm in nn other way. terms if nccommodttiioii soon ensued. A". Y, Ex. press. A Govi'.uNou in a Q,UAM)Anv. Tho Governor of Virginia issued n proclama tion ooiivonmg tho legislature Corn spe cial scc;nii and convoked the tucmbeiy 'I10.cn in April for llio urrt legislature. Whereupon tlm At (imey General step ped in and advised him ihat Iho present legislature i" iho past nnd consequently that tho document, must ho scut lo tho id nvmibors instead of the tine Tho Governor c'liuo over to this opinion, and copies of his proclamation were addressed othe members uftho former .Vjjislaturo accordingly.