Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, August 16, 1844, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated August 16, 1844 Page 1
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t? NOT THE GLORY O V OflSAn BUT THE WELFARE OF ROME BY II. II. STACY. TIIIl l'IKST llUAtt THING. Tho first dear thing I ever loved, Wasa iiwtlicr' uetitlecjc, Tint nuleJ as I wokenn the dreamy couch Tliat cmillrd my mfincy. I never furgot tliejayuiis llitill That sunk' in my spirit stirred, Jsnr how 11 c"'dd charm 1110 against my will, Till 1 laughed liliea j lyous bird. Ami the next fair thing tliat ever I loved Va a hinitli nf summer flowers, Willi ii iars, and Inn's and lnvulincas,, Fnsh as friim lMi'ii's bowers; I never can lind such hues again, Nor smell such sweet perfume And if iliero lie odors as sweet as these, "fis I tlul have lost my bloom. And the next fair tlimn I was fond to love. Is tendertr f.ir to tell "Twa a voice, and a hand and n gentle eye. To it dulled me null lis Mitll i And ihe loveliest 1I11112 I had loved before, Were only the I inclsripi) now, On the l.in.Nrape hrijilil, wlieie I pictured her In the glow of my fitly vow. And the nct cond liana I was fain to lovo Was to mi in mv cell nlonc, Mu'im: o'er nil llics" lovely tilings, l-'oreier, fotcver flimn, Then nut I walked in tho forest free, Where wantnn'd the autumn wind, And the covered hows hung sliivuringly, In harmony with my mind. And a spirit was on mo tint ne.t 1 loved, That ruleth my spnit still, . And maUelli me murmur these sing-sons words, Albeit fi2.iint mv well s Ami 1 walked llin woods lill the winter came, Anil then ihil 1 love the snow i And I heard thee lies thrnuali Ino wild wood aisles, Like the Lord's own organ below. And then the buli I had loved in my green woodwalk I saw it f ir away, Surpiiced willi nows like tnc bending priest Tint kneels in the church to pray ; And t tliouijli on the vau'tcd fane 1111 high, Where 1 stood when a litlle child, Awed bv tho lauds sum.' ihrilliiij;ly. And tlicnnilic.us undefikd. And njain to the vaulted church I ivint, And I heard tin- same wm t prayer', And Ihf same lull nrg.in peals "P ent, And the saui.' soft sinilnng airs; And 1 felt in mv tpints 0 drear and strange, To think nf the race I tan. Tiial I loved 1I1.' sole linn:', that I know no change, In the soul of the boy and linn. HORRIBLE DISCLOSURES- Mnncrt.v Buccanihiis. TIic following testimony, recently given tit Halifax, Nova Scotia, in relation to tliu piracy nntl murders tin lio.inl tlio " Sal.i(lin,"t will remind our readers Ol llio sanguinary crimes in mo uut- , , r , . C.t I raniers. We copj' our account from the Halifax Morning Herald, of the 19ih till. The confessions of Jones, Ha.leton, Ander son and Johnson were read, which disclosed the following facts : When the Saladin was about leaving Val paraiso, Captain Fielding, whose vessel had been confiscated for a broach of llie revenue laws of llio country, applied to C.ipt. Me Ken.iu for a p issige to England for himself and son ; and they were taken on board as cabin passengers. Shortly after getting to sea, Fielding occasionally siUo (o ilm men unfavorably of Capl. McKenzio, told them of llio valuable cargo that was on board, and questioned them as to their coinage and ics oluliou, if they were called upon to act in desperate circumstances. All bis discourses witli them weio separately, he never speuk intr to more than une at a lime. IIu finally told them, still speaking in the cautions niannur, to only ono at a nine, uiai the crew wero about to deslioy the officers and take the ship out of their bands. Tint the one whom he so addressed had better join them, or his own lifu would be in dan ger. In this diabolical manner he succeed ed in seducing them ono after another into a mutiny, before they wero nwaro of tho true state of the case; and in an incredible shoit time after he first mentioned his fiendish plans ho succeeded in obtaining the engagement lo tako u part with him of a sufficient number to cairy theni into effect. Tho whole of this was effected in 11 days, and those who weio in the plot helng llio pilsoueis, wllh the e. rottioo O f Carr and Golloway, wero of tliu ono watch, and consequently all being on deck together, they had no difficulty in put ting the plans into oM'Ciitlon. Tin; night of the l.'3th of April was first proposed for ihe tragedy, but one of thu inn tineeis not lining in his place on deck, and .....l... .... ,lw. .. 1w.li. iifllii.iii vi. I In, in,, ,l..fi .Mini I in that hardihood which alone piepares the h:iii...s , , , . "'"s " heart of man for such dreadful deeds, tho thin" was delayed. Previous to the next night Fielding had an oppni (unity to further 1 infuse bis devilish spirit into them, excited their fears, inll lined their cupidity, and got them fully prepared fur the deeds. The iil ilo'a watch, including all the muti neers, were Ihen on deck; and Fielding, pretending that ho was inhaled by an argu ment which ho had with Captain McKonzio, remained on deck, in conversation wiih the unsuspecting mate, who repeatedly asked lii id why he did not go down into tho cabin to bis rest. This he. evaded and still re mained on deck, riiially, it now being near twelve at night, the niato went lo tho man at tho helm and told hi in to steer as well as he could, and as he was unwell, be would lie down a spell on the hen mop. Ileru then was favorable oppoitunity for Ihem; all their victims in their full power. Tho Cap. tain iu sleep and fancied security in his cab in ; that half the crew who were not in the plot reposing below in their hammock, and tho only object that was i 1 their way had now laid himself down, and sank into u slumber amongst them. This opportunity they but too well im proved. Tho work of (loath was cominnur ed by Johnston taking an axn, and in dark ness and silence, approaching the sleepiu.' man, buried the edge of it in his head. Sen sation was immediately susponded, and with out tho oast noise, they threw tho lileless body into the sea. Their nlan was next lo kill tho captain and Jones and Andursoiijivero sent down into the cabin for that purpose, hut the sleeping man's dog was keeping walch for his safely, while lus brother man was plotting his death. This dumb animal niado ihem too fearful to proceed, and thoy returned on dock. Their plan was then temporarily altered ; thoy proceeded aft und called up llin carpenter, and as soon as his head was above the com panion, ho received a blow wiih a hammer, which stunned In in j one oi tne conspiratoi then placed his handover liis ninntli, ntid two others throw him ovurboiittl. Tlio rontract with tliu sea probably lostorori animation, mil ho called out, "Minder!" 1 ms iu- cauio tliu itecidiMilal causu of calling Capl. .McKnn.io on dock, on tho di owning man's cryinir murder, Fielding, then near thu rn- tr.itico to llie cabin, called nut Willi a loud voire, "A man ovot hoard !'' when C.ipt. McKcnzio, with thu hunevolent desho tif saving soinu nf his new, lushed upon duck; and no sooner had he got thure, hut ho was attacked will) an axe by Anderson. Tho blow, however, did not ufiuct, rind thu assailed man grappled willi the murder er, who it would appear retrealetl, for it was somu distant e from thu cabin stun.", when lie was sei.ed by, I think ll.i.letou and John ston, w ho was rominundi:d from too helm by Fielding to assist, tunning to thu scene of ac tion, took hold of one of his captain's hands. In ibis situation, willi throo of tlio murderers holding him, Fielding gavo him repeat ed blows on tho hack part ol die head with an axe, which m.idu him a corpse. All this was done in much short of a minute ; 110 noiso was uttered, and thu only word spoken by their victim, was when Fielding was ap proaching wiih the axe, the whole intention lion ihen appearing evident, ho cried out, 'O, Captain Fielding !" As soon 11s the fa tal blows suspended animation, tin.' body was cast into the sea. After a shorl consnll'ition, lh"y again as sembled sift, mid, by the way of mousing thu watch below, lliey lowciod the jib ; the noisn which this made, together with llio calls of Fielding anil othets, soon Inooght the poor wi etches on deck ; and wiili peil'ert scent it to themselves in the dm knes of midnight, and Willi weapons of destruction in then hands they silently despatched them olio af ter another as they came on deck ; and in shoit of an hour after the vvoik ol'ilostiuc tion begun, six unsuspected moitals weie thus huiiii'd into eleriiilv, and their bodies liuiied under the wi'Ves of the ocean. Carr and Galloway, the conk and stew ard, who were not in the plot, and whose duties diil not call ihem on deck, were then the only ones that leniained, mid it become a mailer of inquiry what should he done with them. Fielding proposed that they should ho slain also. 'Plus was objected to '" ll III. Jill -.1111 1 1 I (I I HJ III, 111, some of ihem s lid that no mole blood lni,i, i, ,, ii', ,t, .r ,..,ll,l ,, ,tu llio morning and mini mod w h it had heen done, Galloway, wo undeistood, had said, 1 Thai he. was soiri they had nut hilled him d that the inlection was spiead by supei tvith his messmates ; and Carr was cr big all , natuial agencies. In the nieanli.ne, the the next (lay. They weru then all' called j plagoo incieased fuaifull). Uistnui and together by Fielding, and an oath w as ad-1 al-" took possession of eveiy mind. Every ministered lo them "on the liihlo that they ihing w as believed to b ive been poisoned In, would all be true to each oilier like a hand of I tho devil ; the w.iteis of ihe well, ibe stand, brothers. It would appear, however, that , '"" ina fields, and the I'niil upnii the I'leldmg was suspicious of ihem. notwith - . . T standing their unholy oath ; for at bis sug gestion all thu arms and amuiiinitiou,.togetli er witli iim's, adzes, and all other offensive nJIUIlS (III ltd. Ill, lii.il; tllMM, tl illltl ihr SIM. They then had the vessel with all tho cost ly freight entirely al their command, and Fielding proposed that they should run her to the coast of North America, and land at some secluded spot in or about the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and serine their booty on shore; after which they would go to the otates, and rutin n with some small vssis to bring ii away. This well laid scheme was, however, rendered abor.ivo by Ins own cupi dity .-Hid luckless inhumanity. In conversation tho next day wiih John son, Fielding said that ho would get lid of Carr and Galloway when they got near the land, by giving them a dose of poison, and alleged that they must have tho crew still findier reduced. This Johnson did not approve of, and menlioned it lo his com -miles; which occasioned them all to feel suspicious of Fielding. These suspicions weru increased by their accidentally discov ering that he had secreted two horse pistols, some amiiiiilion, and a largo uaiviog knife. This they immediately taxed him with, hut be denied knowing any thing about them, and in the coiilioveisy that ensued he siid that ho would throw himself overboaid, and was leaving ihe cabin professedly wiih that rinlenl. 1 bey however look hold of him to stop him, and having got hold of him, ihev I . ill . t . ' hi'n inni,aiiii on some one (il Ihem saying that he ought to bo secured, they momeiit , arily came to a determination to do it. and melancholy to say, thu young hoy, who b id taken no pait in the transaction, was tied also. Iu ibis stale they weio left on the cabin floor all night. Tho next morning, tho son, it would appear, was liberated, for ho was afterwards lo I on tliu foiwaid pai t of the duck. A lor tho monster, Fielding himself, he had his lent untied and was brought on deck, and was made to hoar the consultation respecting what .should he douo with him. The result of which consultation was that they should throw him overboard, and this was accord ingly done, iiiii Cur and Galloway wcin mario to assist in doing so. The pour little hoy was forward at the lime, and notwith standing Ins piteous prayeis for mercy, am) his screams ol ullnght, he was thrown over also. Wo havo had to omit many incidents in llieso details : but wo believe the foregoing will bo found a fiiihful and accurate outline, After the confessions were toad, ihu urns ecoiion closed, and lio Chief Judge going one by one through ihu list of prisoners as they wero named in tho iudicimeiil, asked them if ihey had any thin" lo :.. i...t. .ie ..c .i i i . . a-. i,i mm, in ,, IIIUIIISI'IVCS, Joiiiisou reply, asked leave to read tho panor he beforo spi kit of ; which leavu was granted I his paper was evidently prepared under llio hope that there was still a prospect of mercy lor bun ; hut it disclosed no facts on which such hopo could hu grounded. Tho other prisoners refurred their defence to their counsel, William Young and L. O'C. Dojle, Esqrs each addressed llio jury iu a shot I "speech on behalf of the prisoners; Inn it was very evi dent that neither had any oxpuclaliou of saving them from tho penally so justly duo llio aggravated crimes thoy had been guilty of. Until his Lordship, tlio Chief Justice, lid- dressed the jury, (he fate of Galloway and Carr was doubtful ; not much had been said I II II L I N G T 0 N respecting theni fiom which nn opinion could I suffocating. Ho perceived immediately that ho formed, 11s In the manner in which they ho was a being of (mother world. The slran ... . . . . ....... . . . . 1 . i... 1.1 1 would lie dealt Willi ; tun ins loriisnip, eany 1 in his charge to the jury, spoke ol thu loin others as thu sullied ol their veidict ; and ho gave it as his opinion that, however pain ful it might he, there was no possible means nf their giving other than a verdict of Guilty agaiusl them. The J my, after about quarter of nn hour's absence, lelurned with a verdict in accord ance with his Lordship's charge, that the four prisoners worn GUILTY. Since, four of them, Anderson, Travas gurs, :111,1s Johnson, George Jones and Win. Ilaxellon, were put on I1i.1l on the charge of; piracy. One nf them pleaded guilty. 1 ho jury brought in, ufier fifteen minutes consul tation, a verdict of guilty. On the next day, the prisoner nil pleaded guilty to tho clwrgo of the murder of C.ipt. McKcnzie. Cat rand Galloway worn then tried for the murder of C.ipt. Fielding. Tho Com! chaiged thu jury that the crimes of Fielding, who must have been the inducer to the orig inal piracy, weie no palliation of the guilt of, bis miirdereis. rho jury, however, ui ought in a verdict of not giriltv. A similar verdict was returned after the trial ol the samo for tho mtiider of Fielding's son. THE PLAGUE IN MILAN. An ancient couplet, preserved for tiers by tradition, foretold that in thu year 1G30, the devil would poison all Milan. E.ulv one morning in April, and before the pestilence Il id readied its height, the passe ngeis weio down a ud u oi ship hi in, and consent to smear surprised in see that all the doors in the priu- tlio doors and houses of Mil. in with a pestif cip il part of the city weio marked willi a erous salve which he held out to him. lie cm ions daub, or spot, as if .t sponge, filled now knew him to be the dt vil, and in that w i t II the purulent matter of the pl.iguo-sotes, moinent of temptation prayed to God lo give i. ..I i, ,i i, 'i'i... 1. 1,..!.. . lit ... .1 i .:. ir.". .i i 11.114 l.l-l ll I I. nil II II - .I I 1131 l I IUII I. 1 HU 1. IIWH population were speedily in movement to . e-1 mark the stiango appeal. nice, and the gieat- est alarm spread rapidly. Evei v means was taben to discover the pei peiratois, out in llin mmi tii.l I'.itiii . lint itt vain. At last the ancient prophecy was ie- i I. .,.,,1.......... iv.T. ...i .... :.. ! , . nii-iiiifi;ii.i, nun ihim i.i iirii- umi ii h iiiiii all the chin dies lb, it the machinations of the i evil one might be defeated. Many poisons were of opinion th it the emissaries of for- eigu poweis weie emploved to spiead iolec-i Hulls poison over the cilj ; hut My tar the I greater miiiibi r weio convinced that the poweis ol bell bad conspired against them, . I . 1. .1: .... .1 .. . ll i . . liees. ll was ueiieveii lii.il nil on ccis ol touch were poisoned; thu wells of ilm houses, I The number of poisons who confessed thin s,nirisiiit; to medial, amid all the party flue the pavements ol the st.eets, and the very they were eniplov ed by the devil todisli.butc f,,,., illlls 0f the country, in which almost eve- handles of the do.iis. he populace we.ejpoisoo ,s a .st incredible. An epidemic .... ol.r Slate has at times falleied and raised to a pilch of ungovernable lory. A licny w.. aliinud which -.., , , jsluiuus ..fl.....;uUy in il,.. strict watch was kepi for the devil's emissa-, cnnlagions as tho plague. Imagination wasj,.,,,,,, d, tins held on its couise with oni rics; and any man who wanted lo he rid of as disoidered as the body ; and day afier j -orn, fidelity, until il h is acquired the appul an enemy, had only lo say that bo bad seen ( d iv persons came voliinlaiily foi ward lo ac- j ,,tj(,n which il richly deserves, of the " Star him besmearing a door with ointment his ruse themselves. They geneially had lhejf(f, never sets" lint of ibis praiseworthy fate was ceitain death at the hands of lhe( m nks of disease upon them, and some died 1 steadfastness I have now, I think, discerned mob. An old man, upwards of eighty years m the act of confession. Memoirs of Pop. j Jlu' CMSV, lt is to be found, I apprehend, of age, a daily fiequenter of the chinch of ular Delusions. I in tho combined results of llio intelligence St. Antonio, was seen, on rising from hi . " " ViTrTv rTi7 i w-r. . ''u sstematic political action of the knees, to wipe with the kirt of his cloak the LL hCLN h OS I HE IUGHI ,,,. ... ...... : lllu WM r,llU f,.,.!. stool on which ho was about to sit down. A cry was raised iinniediately that bo was be- smearing the seat with poison. A mob of women, by whom Ibe chinch was crowded, ' seized hold of the feeble old mm, and drag-, god him out , by the hair of his head, with ( hoiriri oalhs and impiecalions. He was trailed in this manner tbioiigh the mile lo the house of the municipal judge, that he might he put to the lack, and foiced lo di,- aerooiphces ; nut lie expiied on tho way. Many other victims were s ici i liced to the popular fury. One Mora, who appeals to have been liill'.i rlminist anil bill' a baiher, was accused of being in league uilh the devil lo poison Milan. His house was surrounded, and a number of cliuiiiic.il irep iratiens were found. The poor man asserted that they were intended as nresei va-! lives against inli.Ttiiin ; but some physicians, to whom they were submitted, declaied I In; v weie poison, Moia was put lo the rack, where for a long time ho asserted his inno cence. Ho confessed at last, when his cour age was worn down by toilure, thai ho was in league willi the devil and foreign poweis lo poison tho whole city ; that ho bad an nninted the doors and infected thu fountains of water. He named several persons as his accomplices, who wero apprehended and put In ciii.il. ii liir urn I I. .. i' ti'.ir.t I.m.wl guilty and executed. Mora's house was ra.ed '" " ' " ' "" '".iii'i to the ground, and a column erected on (he spot, with an inscription to commemorate Iris guilt. While llio public mind was filled with llieso marvellous occurrences llio plaguu continued to inrioase. The crowds thai wero brought together lo witness the execu tions spread llio infections among one an other. But tho fury of their passions, and the extent of their ciedulilj', kept pace with llio violence of tho plaguu ; eveiy wondoifnl and pieposterous storj' was believed. One in particular occupied ihem, to thu exclusion, for a long lime, of everv other. The devil himself had been seen; ho had taken a house in Milan, iu which ho prepared Iris noisonou uugunts, and furnished ihem to his emissaries for distribution. Ono man had brooded over such tales till ho became firmly convinced ihai tho wild flights of his own fancy wero real'- lies, lie stationed himseii in Ilm maiKel- lilaco of Milan, and related llie follow iog story to the crowds that gathered round him : Ho was standing, ho said, at ihudoor oflhu cube dral, late in Ihu evening, and wlien Iliero was nobody nigh ; ho saw a daik-colored chariot, drawn by six iiiilk-whito horses, stop close beside him. The chariot was followed by a numerous trail of domestics, in daik liveries mounted on daik coloured steeds. In the chariot thorn sat a tall stranger of a majestic tspocl, Ins long black hair floated pi (hu wind, file Hashed from Iris largo black eyes, and curl of iiieffihlo scorn dwelt upon his lips. Thu look of iho stranger was so sublime thai! ho was awed, and trembled with fear when hoj gazed upon him. His complexion was much darker than that ofany man he had evbr seen. j and the almosphtro around him was hot and . VERMONT, FRIDAY, gor, seeing ms trepidation, hskcu mm oinnu Iv, vet niaiesticallv. to mount Iicside film I lo had no power to refuse; and before he was well nwaro that ho had moved, ho found himself in the chariot. Onwards they went with llio rapidily of tho wind, thu stranger speaking 110 wortl, until they slopped hefoio a door in the high street ol Aldan. I Mere was 11 ciowd of peoplu in the street ; but, to his great surprise, no one seemed to notice the extraordinary equipage and its numerous train. From this lie concluded that ihoy were invisible. Thu bouse at which they stopped appeareil to be a shop ; but the inte rior was like a vast half-ruined palace. lie went willi his mysterious guide, thro' several largo and dimly lighted rooms. In one of ihem, surrounded by huge pillars nf 111:11 1.', a senate of gliosis was assembled, doba lug 011 the progress of llio plague. Oth er parts of the building wero enveloped in in the thickest rial kness, illumined at inter vals by llishes of lightning, by which he saw a number of gibing and chattering skele tons running about and pursuing each other, or playing at leap frog over oiie-anolher's hacks. At thu rear of the mansion was a wild, uncultivated plot of ground, in the midst of which aieso a black lock. Down its sides rushed, with fearful noise, a tor rent of poisonous water, whkh, insinuating itvnlf tlirniinfi tliu trill lii mtttr-i liwl l. ell tt springs of ,l,e city, and .endored n. unfit for use. Afior he bad shown all this, the slrangerled him into another lurgo chum- ' her. filled will, nl.l t,r,.r!n Ii,,.,... ,11 , of which he ollered him, if he would I el ... ... .-i. .. I II III , I .11-I. I I IS 111 it i;i , (IS MI..II I J he I .'fined the bribe. The stranger scowl- 1 'd Inn i i lily iiiou blni a loud cl.i oCiIiuimI.-i burst over his head the ivid lightning ll isle ed in Ins e es, and the next moment he louiid ed In his e cs. mil lln. tic v t iiimiti.iit hi. f mind ,.i. himself standing alone at the porch of the .il,. ..ir .1 ii ...a .1.: i.. .1 ... ', .iin..i.i..i in; . fii:.iiiii,iissiiiiui.ll( ll.il after day, w itliout an v variation, ami all the populace weie firm believers in its truth. Ilepeated search was in ulu to discover thu in sterious boose, bill all in vain. Tlie man

pointed nut several as lesemhliug 11, winch w oie seal died by llie police ; but the Demon ol the I'esiilence was not lo be loiind, nor the ' hall of gliosis, nor llie poisonous fountain. Dot the minds of the people were so inipiess-1 ed w nit the idea, th it scores of witnesses, half tiii:Y no IT. A correspondent ol Ihe rhll ciazed by disease, came forward lo swear I adelphia U. S. Ga.elte, who was at the Ver that they al-o bad seen tho diabolical Mran-1 ninnt Whig State Convention, pays the fol ger, and had heaid the chariot, drawn by the j lowing just compliment to the Green Moun-nillk- virile steeds, tumbling over die streets tain 15oys. al midnight w ith a siiond I t)iiilt;r tlli I) tllUll(l(r. I Ii litic mKv.ii'c. till nnu Itnnti enmn vvli;il iMUU4 I AliSSj. We reached llie top, and. as soon as the 1 lady and the children wero taken down oil'! dieir horses, Ihe p irlv began r.i in h! incr :,Iii. 1 Tin; officer strided along hofiuu ihem until ,e came to the precipice, and then ho slop- 1 pedshoil. He looked over the In ink, and , the sight seemed lo pul him beside liimsii.l I'- sudden crimson came into his face, bis eyes n, shod "P anil glilteicd wildly, he threw olT n, hit, and tossed his aims into the air. U helher it was giddiness ill it seized him, or the efi'ect of the kiichen-wasser, or a sudden fit uf insanity, no one could lull. He gave a wild yell, and, lushing back to where bis wife was coining on, he threw his arms round her waist and dragged her to tho brink, shouting out, " Now for a jump, now for a pinip! It was a liightlul sight (, see the delicate crealore struggling in the grasp of tho midiii in ; and, oh! to heir her shrieks of agonizing tenor as ho forced her along wiih him towards the piecipice. iN'o ono could give any assistance; thoso ibal J protection.) ho was asked at the dose of his wero .standing by seemed paralyzed with ' speech, " if bo would object lo a Whig m; boiror. Sho gave but the one scream, and J king some remarks;" to which seeing none then her tongue was fiozeu willi (ear, and her , beforo him but plain farmers, hi! leplied wiih cheeks and lips ghastly while, like those of a L jeer on his lips, as though llio idea of an corpse, and Iiiii' eves lied lllllin bur lin.li.inil ,.!.! it , timn liilirnlmit. I I " bn with such an imploring look of agony and1 IT.....; I I t ..... siippiic.mim. i never snail lorgel it. Jt was amazing Ihu resistance she made, that weak, slender woman, against a pnveiful man, now doubly strong fiom fren.y. What stienglh terror can give oven lo the most helpless. Sti'l, they wero each moment nearer thu brink ; sho, who had goiion down upon her knees in the struggle, cntrhiog, and grap pling, and dinging in desperation to every projecting slono and sod, as sho was dragged along llie ground. It was an sinful sight". 1 ho Iranlic Prussian became more and more oxciied. Juan lien, and vnung Kuller. llin Iwo strongest and most naive of our guides, said that his strength was like lli.it of ten men; ho had hut one arm to keep ihem off with, lor Ihi! other was wound round bis wife, and yet wiih lli.it ho resisted all their efforts. Tho lady, too, poor creaiure, baffled ihem almost as much as lit did; instead of helping ihem in trying to disengage her, her only endeavor was to savo her husband, not her self. Sho coniinui'il dinging to him and struggling, as though, Heaven help her! she could keep him away from ihu dreadful edge. At list thu people succeeded in sepyraling theni ; it was Hertz who toro llie poor thing, in spito of herself, from tho clutch of the maniac. As for him, nn nun could hold him; ho broke through ilimo all like a tiger, and with a yell that made llie rocks re-echo, dashed himself frantically down the preci pice. 1 need not describe tho fall, as his u.boJv bounded fmm ..olm m imint. lonvino lr,,c"0 0 PV,,ry rock 0r liusli ; h-ro a frag. o,ent of quivering flesh, there bloody hair, mm shreds, and clots of goro. Look down (here, and you cm judge for yourself, and imagine the mangled mass that reached the bottom. Dublin University Magazine, AUGUST 10,1844. COPPER BALLOON. An experiment is about to be made in Paris on air-balloons, which is exciting tlio curiosity of the scientific.!! world to an extra- ' y degree. A balloon composed ol siieet-copper, me zuuin pan 01 no men 1.1 niuskeeters as big as ovsters. And now sup thickness, is so far completed that it is now poso you ,c) ll3 U()Ut' your own country, us exhibited to the public, mid is expected to bo ym,.ro t,0 0nlv man I ever see'd from the ready lor ascent in course ot tlio summer. The constructor is M. Marey Monge, who has tmdei taken the work for the puipose of testing the practicability of cri il navigation, and nf rendering balloons subservient lo the study of electrical and magnetic plieiiomaua. The idea nf a metal balloon originated with Laos in 17C0 ; and in 1784 a meialic globe was constructed, but without success, by Guyton do jMorveau, the grandfather of M, .Monge. In the present balloon, united by hands like tho ribs ol a inellon, have been soldeied by I Jr. Ilicliomont's aucngnimts I"UW"'J iin,aui,.i 1 heen luseil together, williout any solueiiog substance, by means of ovv-lndrogcn blow pipe. Upwaids of 1,500 square aids of! copper have been used in llin construction of this globe, which is about 30 feet in diam eter, weigjis 800 pounds, and is estimated to contain 100 pounds of hydrogen gas. It is staled in the Journal Univcrsel that M. Do oms Delconrt, the celebrated French njron- ... :t i .t.....,i. i :.. .t.:.. i...t 1 ..111, t (il ."..llMUy lil.llSU 'III II9V.IOII III Hill .1.11- The main object proposed by iis ' '""''" ls the power ol Irave.s.ng the air " s.vst,",, ".'lm' 1 dl!"l"P,',i , "' "'t'"",'r submitted lo the Fieneh Academy. """" "uviiuiages gaineu ny tnc suus.i- lution of copper for silk, or other fibrous i .i... .i i ...iii .. .i... material, is tliat loo mciai win prevent ino escape of gas, so that the a'rouaut may re main a long lime in the air, and thus be en abled to sludy the constant atmospheric cur re ills. 1 1 is likewise proposed to employ t tils lalloon in deciding whether It is possible , , , , It.' '? l'r,!JL'lU ,H,ll "'"J'1' 's !"' to he elecln- city of concurrent clouds. As the Dalloon may bo Kept suspended a long time in tin ...i..,..v.,l.,.r.. It iirm.fufwl m ciinni.i'i it with ., ' , , '. ,.. i ' 1 ' .1 . . Ibe llie (Ml III M a llieiiil wuc, su n iu i-wiiiiiii electiiciiv from the clouds; by these . . J r : . c means it is susposen mat tu.; lormiiion oi , bail, which is so destructive to the crops of the farmer and gardener, mav be precluded, i The idea of tendering llie balloons warders oil' of bail or paragrelcs, is highly ingenious and most people will be glad lo witness its realization. Tin: GnxcN Mountain Boys. How j( )u )(; lis j,,,,,,., j01ls ,nly, and takes special mid b iliiioal nains. tborooghlv lo inform himself on all the great interests of his couu- .....:l,id iben. everv school district in the State is organized in a permanent political association, that is auxiliary to a General Stale Associ ilion. By this means, the parlv uhl.. in iiiimhi.r its ' adherenis m ;i n '. and if anv are doubtful, they are immediately supplied' willi means and sources of itifiirm.i- ! tion, and, if liunesl inquirers afier troth and duly, aro eventually brought fully into llie i Whig fahh. To llhislrato tho force of this arrangement, and the character of llio peo- pie, let me infer to a fact related r o by Ian eye witness. A leading locofoco orator MYom an adjoining Stale, a few dajs since, (was holding forth in ono of the most moiin- ! tainous town in the State, lo a mass meeting, and after having exhausted all his energies lo convince thu people that his paity and ils le uleis were in favor ofa protective tariff, ffer bolh parlies here aro the firm friends of had no obieclions-nonn whatever." At the . . . . . word, up started a man with siin-lmrned fare and callous bands- -a plain, working larmci wiih bis coat hanging on his arm, and spoke for an hour, with such clearness and force, and traced with such exact miniileness of detail, the history and doings of the loco foco parly for the list twenty years on ihe subject of Ibe Tariff, that llio people, with one accord almost, shouted llielr applause, and tho swelling orator, used up front stem to stern, retired from tho crowd, and left tho town, confounded and dismayed. Such are the Whigs of Vermont. Tut Hno8ir.it and Tiir. Yankf.k. Wo were greatly amused, nut lorg since, at a di alogue wo hna id between a Downeasler and a lloosier from tho West. They worn re ipeciively "cracking up" llieir own localities, and "running down" their opponent's. At length, says the lloosier " Why, our land is so rich, there's nn compariu' il with any thing on airth. Why how d'yii 'sposu wo make our candles 1" " Do'nt know," said the Yankee. " Wu dip 'em in ihu mud puddles," says llin lloosier. " Yes," replied tho Yankee, " nnri I guess theru isn't many places in your diggins where a man couldn't dip candles in mud puddles. 1 have heard of n man travelling un your roads all day long where the mud w is so deep that you couldn't diskivor a glimpso of his legs for houis together." " Well now, stranger, just tell us if it's n fact what they say about the stones in your parts. They do s ay iliero are nun counties down cast, where the stones are so thick that thy have to shtrpen the shoep'i noses, so that they can get them between the rocks to eat grass." " There's no doubt but we have consul er'blo many stones in our country, but then . travellers on our roads ain't in danger of. )ejI12 wy-laved and his blood taken by West, that hadn't got the fever n agur so that ho couldn't talk." " Wal, stranger, I can tell you all about it. If a farmer in our country plants his grounds wiih corn and takes good care on'l, 1 he'll get a hundred bushels tin acre ; if he lakes niiildlnr caro ol H, lie II got seventy five bushels an acre; and if he don't plant at till, he's sure of fifty. Thu trees grow so largo that 1 oncu know a man who com menced culling one down, and when he h id cot away on one side for about ten days, hi (bought he'd just tako n look al t'other side, )U Wllt'll 110 COl TOUIIU, UU 101111(1 H 111:111 there who had been cutting at it for three weeks,and they'd never beard one another's axes. And I've heard tell, (though I some what doubl that story,) that llu- Ohio pars nips have sometimes grow I clean through thu arlh, and been pulled through by people 011 t'other side." " Wal, now," says the Yankee, " I rather guess you've said enough jour's is no doubl n hilfrnnutrv. but I do'nt b'lieve all what V(H s;,v about il. Ilow'd you like to trade for some clocks to sell out west " Never use 'em we keep time altogether , T . I I cleuied out. Ezch. Pap. ; p EMBLEMS. For the l ist four years all the Locofocos, big and little, throughout the country, have contended iinceasinglylb.it the Whigs dis graced themselves and the character of the cooulrv bv tin adoption nf political emblems .A ....l,!,,. & llnnniliie mmtnli. i . . i . e. - it . i. '.. - i i-. , ject the iiilurialed Locos have cursed III) .i i I ,i I..... i.l .-l, ;,. il,.. ' i'"'1 '"";' imni....' ... ..... fire. They have cursed about it more than alioul all their other grievances put together, And now, fellow citizens, it i, we assure you, a fart, that the Locofocos of New Albany, at their ratification meeting on Fri day evening, niadu an exhibition of nil the roue ST.M.its they could procuio in the neighborhood. Tho apartment, in which their meeting was held, was hung around with polk stalks ; their candles wero set up in polk stalks ; and not a few of the individ uals present had polk slalks hung about thcir persons. These infuriated declainiers against the outrage of adopting emblems, such as log cabins, .are now so mad after emblems in their insane and silly efforts lo get up a little enthusiasm, that they actually adopt as their emblem a foul and slinking weed a weed ..i.;. i. i. .i.i. ,.i, .mi uiu same ranK in botany lint a poke or " lly-iip-lhe-cieek" holds in on ithology. Before tho canvass is over, they will paint their faces with poke berries, eat no other vegetable than poke stalks, and worship a poke or fiy-np-lhu-creok as the ancient Egyptians worshipped the Ibex. Louisville Jour. Sr.crtr.Ts op thu Gaming T.vnt.n. A famous gaming house, having been broken up in Baltimore, llio secret tricks and ma chinery of the establishment have been ex posed. The Sun says : "The most important of these contri vances was a hole through the ceiling, over the gaming table, and a seriel slide iu a reflector over a large swinging lamp, which could bo removed at pleasure, ihioiigh which, and the hole in tho ceiling, a person above cimld look down and ascertain the ends in the hands ofa stranger playing with one of these honorable swindleis. He would coiiinuinirale his discoveries to his nailners below, by a siring which, passing along the floor lo the wall, and thence to the room below, hanging down about three feel from the ceiling, with a tassel on the end, looking liko the appendage of a bell extending to some oilier part of tho house. A kind of telegraphic alphabet having been previously agreed upon between the gambler and Iris colleague, so ninny jerks of tho tassel wero e ven lor each o tho important cards iu his opponent s hand, and hence tho fleecing of a greenhoin was made more rapid and cer tain. There aro uinu more of these estab lishments still in successful operation at Bal timore, in which similar machines are doubt less used. Sacmcitv of a Don. Tho following curious instance of the intelligence of a dog is related by the Edinburgh Weekly Register ! 'The animal belonged to a cele brated chemist, who tried upon il tho effect of n certain poison, and upon the next day administered a counter-poison, which had the effort of preserving tho poor creature's life. The no vt day another dose was offered him: but merc.i! ' said he, bo would not touch il. Different sorls of poisonous drugs wero presumed to him, but ho resolutely refused all. Bread w is offered, but ho would not touch it : water, but he would not drink. To re-assurn him, his master offered him bread aiid,meat of which ho himself ale iu the dog's presencu , and of that the sagacious animil hesitated not to partake, lie was taken to a fountain, but ho would drink no whero but fiom the spot where the water gushed free and fresh. This continued fur several (I ivs, until llio master, touched by ibe extraordinary intelligence of the poor creature, resolved to make no more attempts upon him with his poisons. The dog is now very gay and very happy, but will eat of nothing that hn does not first see his master touch, nor will ho drink except from llie purest spot of thu fountain. Ontr.i.v of PApr.it Monev. The Count de Tendilla while besieged by the Moors in iho fortress of Alhiiinbra, was destitute of gold and silver, whurewiih lo pay hu sol diers, who began to murmur, as iheyhad not did means of nurchasiue the necessaries from the nnonla of the town, In this cniemrua,' siys thu historian, 'what docs this most $4 ny pilinpKin vines. ion Know iin-v g"" i r.i.iiii.iiiuuu u i-o oi I'iiiiung.nr slrenin of nlerric just fivu feet an hour, and that'f an inch a ' fl ml, w is attracted by llie iron The came re uiinute. So we can't trade, nn bow. slll fallowed wlieu the finger was ctnplovcd in- The Ynnbnn .,v 111. beat, and Suddelll V iSlCMl "f ll'!r0,, a"'' a li'k-llw VOL. XVIII...-X". !! gacious commander Ho takes a number of littlu morsels of paper, on which ho in scribes various sums, large ar.d small, signi them with bis own hand and name. 'ti,..,. did he give to the soldiery, in earnest .if ii...ir pay.' 'How,' you will saV, 'are soldiers lo be paid with scraps of paper?' 'Even so,' and well paid too as I will presently m.'.ku manifest for the good Count issued a pro clamation ordering the inhabitants to take thesu morsel of paper at their full amount thereon inscribed, promising to redeem them at a fuliire time, willi fold and sllvpr. Thin by subtile and most miraculous alchvmy, did this cavalier turn worthless paper into ptu- cious gold and silver, und make Ins lute im poverished g liaison abound in money.' Tlio historian ndd3 'the Count de Tendi'lla redeemed his promises like n loyal knight ; and this miracle, as it appeared in the eyes of the worthy Agapid.i, is tho first instance on iccord of paper money, which Ii is since spir.ad throughout llie civilized woild the most unbounded opulence.' This h ippened id X1S1. COFFEE ni.i.cnucn'V. Although it is not quite new, it is tint gene rally known that a tin n may be literally and ti n. 1 electrified with new ground cofTje. The manner of .'oiug so wn3 exlnbtei! to the writer of tins a few ihyf ng.i, at a shop in Newtown. A hrge oilTee mill driven by a (.team engine, was grinding coffee into a huge Inrrel in the barrel stood a copper proon. directlv under the fall of the fre-li ground ('..live. An'iron rod being bold within an inch or so ol the coiinnc rrnnn. Zn m. .1 .... , . . ' ' ' 1 1'uiii.iiiiv ... .i (.in, ...it. ijniiu lercepiiuic. uya ruue cnntrivanre, a sliock- was alo ( oinmumca. ted from I lie ground ruhve to the (ail f a C1tl when ntj scampered Hie bewildered uniuial iu a state of the mint earnest astonishment. Alto, gotlier the matter is curio'.!?, and not bonoalh tho attention of th pliilosnplier. Can there be electricity mi fl mr, oatmeal, or snuiT.' TIium; ure evpo-ed to Incthui as well cnfil'o ; and a test which pnwes the one to he genuine or the reverse may be useful with regard to tho other two. ENORMOUS COXSU.MI'I'IO.V OF TEA AND COFFEE. One of tho most remarkable facts in tho diet of mankind, is Ilia ennruinus rn-isuMo'ion of tei and cofJ'ee. The slight-stimulatingum! marcctic properties of these suhstanre.s d,i,.., nnt iiccount for the fact that upwards of fifl.OJO.dOO of putimlt of those articles arc annua 1 runsunied Ly tint inhabitants nf the wcr.M. I Mm however been found that they cnnta.n certain active principles' which, though suiill in iiuaotiiy, i ;i supposed to form an important err m the hii nm econo my. This principle is called tlieine in tea, and colTiiine in colfoe, but they are identical in com- i,j.-iii.in , ami nun i n:ry reinirnaiiie, tins samo principle lias been discovered in tin- Paraguay lei, a species of holly used far infu-ion by thu natives of South America , am a principh erv sun iar, called thobroiinue, is fuiia! iu the nut'n from which cocoa and cliocol ite are piep.ired iS'inv, according to Lielng. there j, i,nw in the blood aprmriple called by nn tainiue, result in?, Iroiu the destruction of ilia ,h(J b dy, and having a ccmpo-dion f-.i cln-oly re seinbhng theme thu llie one unv be .'asilv run. verted into the other. Taurine puri,,nu an un. porlant cfli. e in the economy of i-esp, ration, and Llelng sugguMs tutu the nrrolurt on nf ih'.inu 1 "'U system proionls llie il.'siroc'inn of'the t --sui's for Ihe purpose of fn.-imng I mm e, a,. "' thu-, though no! iiu'riine Use t, e n. , .i,.m , ',. drer.Hy iiuiritious to the bodv bv ,v , . s lies from de.-li uclion. This'iln..,,-, ,, t,r ,i not be true in all its parts; it at a n v i i o .it' r.'j an evplauation of a singular 'act, a!id his me eiidence in favor ot its truth than n re.isj blencss, Gnccx Coii.n I'unni.Nc. One of the verv nicest things ever brought to tho table, io the pudding line, is the green corn pudding, prepared according to tho following recipe. Let every wife who would like to'suiprise her husband by a r.ue delicacy, ny it. T.iko of green corn Iwelve'u.irs'.aud grate it. To ibis add aquait of sweet milk, a quarter ol a pound ot iiexi. uuuei, nnu eg'.s, well beaten, popper and silt, as mtich'is sufficient ; stir all well together, and bako four hours in a buttered dish. Some add to the other ingredients a quarter ofa pound of sugar, and eat the pudding with sauce. It is good cold or warm, with meat or sauce; hut epicures of the most exquisite tastu oeclate for il, we believe, hot, anil with tliu first ser- , vice. j,ouisvitic Journal. Youg Men, lttxr YounsEi.vrs. ' Provi donee," wo aro told, "helps them who help themselves." A true proverb, and worthy lo be stamped on every heart. Passing 011 through life you will lind iinny a stream that will rioss your oath but don't sit down and mourn. If you can't wado acres-, throw in stones to stand upon, or bring forth a dead tree from llie loiest, and you will soon niatio a bridge and be sate on the oppojite side. To.day you are opposed in your project. Don't stop don't go buck meet the opposer per-evorc, and you can hardly fail of conquering. If you fail in busi ness, dime out from under the Imd. stool nf de spondency, and irt again. Zounds! if ynu do not help yourselves and persevere, ynu will do nothing. If you would be any thing, you must tird resoKo to " triumph mer jour accidents " ' Faint heart neier won a fa.r iady," nor made any other desirable conquest 111 worldly milters. Anl observation will r.uivinro j-ou lint, ihougli Fortune is said lo dispense her favors indis criminately, they are generally most successful who are the mnst worthy. ALWAYS GIVi: TI1AXKS. Our duty is to "give thanks always for all tilings;" for things painful as well as pleasing; for tilings dark as well as light ; for tilings per pleved as well as plain: they aro equally un der the government of find, the direction' of a Heavenly Father, the m iingeiocrit and dispo sal of infiiolo wisdom and love. And not only so the darkest dispensation of Providence, thu severest strokes of adversity, are often sent for the most silutary purpocs; they are frequent Iv found to answer the most valuable ends. What think you ! If the affliction of your body be blessed lo the conversioV of your soul, have you not cause tngive thanks? jf the trials you find in your family rouso j-ou to reflection, a id bring you into the family of heaven, havo you not reason to bo thankful 1 If the privations vou meet with in the world, tha long train of per plexing occurrences which j'nu could cnunier. ateif all these be sanctified to you, lo brin you to prayer, to humble jrou, to wean you frora the world, what abundant came hti'e you to, gie thinks. Kite's .VtTt'nj