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Peoples Press, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1835, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Edited by HORNER COOPER Printed and Published by J L NOT OBLIGED TO SWEAR IN THE WORDS OF ANY VOLUME 1 PA FRIDAY MAY 1 15 or Publication THE PEOPLE'S PRESS will be published every Friday on a sheet of feize on paper at TWO DOLLARS per annum in advance or TWO DOLLARS AND CENTS if not paid within the year No subscription will be taken for less than six months and no paper discontinued until all ar- are paid except at the option of the Advertising done on the usual terms All letters addressed to the editors on business must be or they will not be attended to EVENING NIGHT AND MORNING AT SEA Twas a fair sky and ocean met lake bosom not a single cloud their embrace The glorious sun had set Without a shadow in his azure bed And o'er his vacant shed His royal edged with gold And o er his nightly spread His purple robes in many a fold That and as the billows And then came Night with all the train That in the Tropics her rest Which the blue sea reflected back again With scarce less lustre from the heaving breast Dancing on every wayward crest Gaily and swiftly through the waters outspread wings by Half hid in foam her course she held At length the farthest East began to gleam And morning lit her in the sky Stars planets beneath the brightening beam Till not a single orb on high To gem or vary Heaven's blue canopy Then from his ocean bed the god of day Came like a bridegroom smiling joyously Rising the waves that to woo his stay And painting rainbows on their glittering Circumstantial Evidence From the Causes Celebres MONSIEUR He had been dead only a few weeks when several persons who had known him received anonymous the ters signified that the person who wrote them was on the point of hiding himself it a convent Tor the rest of his life but before he did so his conscience obliged him to inform whom it might concern that the Sieur was innocent of the robbery committed in the apartments of the Count de Montgomery that the were one Vincent Belestre the son of a tanner of Mans and priest named Gagnard a native also of Mans had been the count's almoner The letters added that a woman of the name of De la Comble could give light into the whole affair One of these letters was tent to the Countess de Montgomery who however had not generosity enough to show it but the Sieur and some others who had received at the same time the same kind of letters de- termined to enquire into the while of the Count de Montgomery who began to apprehend that he would be disagreeably situated if his prosecution of should be found unjust pretended to discover that these letters were dictated by Madame who hoped by this artifice to deliver her husband's memory from the odium which rested on it and herself and her child from tho dungeon in which they were still confined An enquiry was set on foot after Gagnard who had some time before quitted the count's service It was found that Belestre was a consummate villain who had in the ly part of his life been engaged an for which he was obliged to fly from his native place that he had been soldier had his serjeant in a rel and deserted then returning to his own country had been a wandering vaga bowl going by different and practising every species of roguery that he had sometimes been a beggar and sometimes a bully about the streets of Paris but always much acquainted and connected with his and that suddenly from the lowest indigence he had appeared be in af had bought himself rich clothes and shown various sums of money and bad purchased an estate near Mans for he had paid between nine and ten who was the son of the jailer of Mans had come to Paris without ther clothes or money and had subsisted on charity or by masses at St Esprit by which he hardly gained enough 10 keep himself alive when the Count de Montgomery took him It was sible that what he got in his service as could enrich yet ly after quitting it he was seen clothed neatly in his clerical habit his expenses for his entertainments were excessive he had plenty of money in his pocket and had taken a woman out of the street whom he had established in handsome lodgings and clothed with the greatest prolusion of finery These observations alone had they been made in lime were sufficient to have opened the way to a discovery which might have saved the life and redeemed the honor of the un- fortunate Late as it was justice was now ready to overtake them and the hand of itself ed to assist Gagnard being in a tavern in the street St Andre des Arcs was present at a quarrel wherein a man was killed he was sent to prison with the rest of the people in the house and a- bout the same time a man who had been robbed and cheated by Belestre near three years before met him watched him to his lodgings and put him into the hands of the These two wretches being thus in the hands of ice for other crimes underwent an ex relative to the robbery of the Count de they betrayed themselves by inconsistent answers Their accomplices were apprehended and the whole affair now appeared so clear that it was only astonishing the criminals could ever have been taken The guardians of Constantia Guillemot the daughter of now desired to be admitted parties in the suit on behalf of their ward that the guilt of Belestre and Gagnard might be proved and the memory of Monsieur Anglade and the character of his widow justified as well as that she might by fixing the guilt on those who were really culpable obtain restitution of her father's effects and amends from the Count de Montgomery She became through her guardian prosecutrix of the villains the principal witness against whom was a man called the Abbe de who had belonged to the association of thieves of which Belestre was a member This man said that he had written the mous letters which led to the discovery tor that after the death of his conscience reproached him with being privy to so enormous a crime He swore that Belestre had obtained from Gagnard the impressions of the count's keys in wax by which means he had others made that opened the locks He said that soon after the condemnation of glade to the galleys he was in a room adjoining to one where Belestre and Gag nard were drinking and feasting that he heard the former say to the latter Come my friend let us drink and enjoy selves while this fine fellow this Marquis is at the To which Gagnard replied with a man I cannot help being sorry for him he was a good kind of man and was always very civil and obliging to me Belestre then exclaimed with a laugh Sorry what sorry for a man who has secured us from suspicion and made our for- tune Much other discourse of the same kind he repeated And De la Comble de- posed that Belestre had shown her great sums of money and a beautiful pearl necklace and when she asked him where he got all he answered that he had won it at play These and many other circumstances related by this man confirmed the guilt beyond a doubt In his pocket were found a Gazette of Holland in which he had it was posed caused it to be inserted that the men who had been guilty of the robbery for which the Sieur had been condemned were executed for some er at by this means to stop any farther enquiry A letter was also found on him from nard which him of the rumours which were spread from the anonymous letters and desiring to find some means to or get rid of the Abbe The proof of the criminality of these two men being fully established they were condemned to death and being previously made to undergo the question ordinary and extraordinary they ed Gagnard upon the rack and tre at the place of execution that they had committed the robbery Gagnard declared that if the lieutenant of the lice bad pressed him with questions the day that and hu wife were ken up he was in such confusion he should have confessed all These infamous men having suffered the punishment of their crime tia Guillemot continued to prosecute the suit against the Count de Montgomery for the unjust accusation he had made who endeavoured by the chicane which his fortune gave him the power to command to avade the at length after a very long process the court the Count de Montgomery should restore to the widow and daughter of the sum which their effects and all the property as amends for the damages and they had sustained and that their con- should be erased and their honours though it was all the reparation that could now be made them could not bind up the incurable wounds they had suffered in this unjust and cruel prosecution Mademoiselle whose tiny excited universal commiseration was taken into the protection of some generous persons about the court who raised for her a subscription which at length amounted to an hundred thousand with the tion of her father's effects made a some provision for her and she was ried to Monsieur des a lor of parliament THE will state to you a fact relative to the planting of cucumbers which came under my observation and which is worthy of being known I shall at least give a further trial myself of its reality Though I cannot conceive there is a doubt remaining on the Last spring a friend of mine and myself were planting cucumbers at the same time I was planting mine as is usual in gardens by mixing a small portion of ble manure with the earth and raising the hill an inch or two above the surface of the ground Observing it he jocosely remarked Let me show you how to raise that was seized had he Never having much luck in should farther pay them a certain sum raising them I cheerfully agreed to his proposition He commenced by making holes in the earth at the distance ded for the hills that would hold avout a then filled them with dry ed ashes covering the ashes with a very small quantity of earth The seed were then planted on a level with the surface of the ground I was willing to see the ex- periment tried but had no expectation of any but a loss of seed labor and soil But imagine my astonishment standing a drier season never was known and almost a universal failure of garden when I beheld vines bly thrifty and as fine a crop of bers as any one need wish to raise and continued to bear for a very long time un- usually so in fact I trill not ize or moralize on this subject but say to all try instead of throwing.your ashes in a useless heap to stumble Over near the door put it to its proper reap your rich Far Various matters Visit to the tloop of war Peacock intended voyage around the were highly gratified with a visit a few days since to this pretty little vessel of our navy which was expressly fitted up some years since with a spar deck as a discovery ship on the then projected ex- to the South Seas She re- tains this construction and sails in a few days for the East ing home via China and the Sandwich Islands the South American ports of the Pacific and Cape Horn Her er is Commodore Kennedy one among the oldest and most experienced seamen cf our captain lieutenants Messrs lands Green Turner geon Doctor with a select body of midshipmen as fine a company of cers as we have ever met with She is in every respect well found and in that finished order and discipline which dis- our navy Her it is expected will occupy near three years must necessary be one of great in- terest and instruction She will visit the Red Sea and probably the Persian Gulf and British possessions in India during her absence In the Indian Ocean she will be joined by a smaller We anticipate a rich treat from the journals will be kept by her officers who are amply qualified to furnish a scientific as well as a spirited account of all that transpires From Doct Rushenberger particularly already so favorably known by his admirable work entitled Three years in the we confidently look for another and still more extended work on this expedition which will add we are sure from our knowledge of him a still more enduring plume to his enviable re- putation God speed them on their course and may none but favoring gales smile on the star-spangled banner that waves over them and their gallant crew Y Eo Slar There is no wife or mother who will not tall in love with the warm-hearted Major in reading the following THE AND THE with a bullet held it underneath and pulled the rigger the ball pierced the keg and let down be contents into the Journal RATHER Lady Mary le was walking through the garden at with a party she was much annoyed by an if inent young coxcomb who was continually ling some foolish observation to her On c ing to one of the temples over which there an inscription she took advantage of thin to expose his ignorance ana put him to r ence Pray said she be kind enough to ex that inscription to I really do not know what it means for I t is dog Latin How very extraordinary said Lady ry that do not understand their own said a lit le boy the other day as he was reading i classical and chaste country newspaper what's the meaning of tempora C isn't in the dictionary being a very learned and withal despiser of good wine replied Why hiccup child it is high Dutch hiccup and when interpreted conveys a caution and means hiccup keep youi temper 0 At a methodist meeting held at a pri vate house one of the light fingered gen try happened to be present whose atten tion was arrested more by a string of sau sages hanging up in the room than by th words of the During the dis course he had unnoticed filled his boson with sausages when his attention wa drawn to the preacher who his hearers to give up their sins particularly their bosom sins The sau description of his family which he gives threw f BT J 1C PAULDING A lovely rose stood blooming on a bush alone It was the admiration of all but most of itself It unveiled its painted leaves to the sun it ed with the dew of morning and breathed ant fragrance upon the air Throned amid the fresh green leaves sheltered as well as it nothing could be more charming and passer by said what a beautiful Beneath this pretty and delicate creation of Providence there spread a green meadow here swelling into gentle undulations and here ping till it fringed the bank of a running The flower looked down upon the lowly grass and with a sneering and haughty tone gave utterance to her thoughts this insolent grass what does it so close to how How different in appearance and destiny from Never does it hear the admiring murmurs which I excite No rainbow views streak its plain face It remits no fragrant odors but remains to be trodden under foot by all who list ed and unnoticed I should like to know for what it was Ignorant and conceited replied the grass that question might be better asked of self for thou art as useless idle as thou art pretty True the scent which arises from thy silken leaves is grateful but where will it be morrow The gleaming of the soft colon too amid thy verdant leaves is agreeable bat how soon will it fade on the Evanescent child of vanity I have witnessed the brief existence and death of a thousand such as you living un- valued and perishing and dost sneer at me because my stem is not so slender and so brittle my blade so fair as know that the wise regard me even for my beauty more than they do thee I spread over the earth a carpet of velvet I clothe the uplifted hills in a mantlet of I furnish food to hundreds of animals who derive from me the power to gratify man with the most delicious The wind blown over me and hurts me not The sunshine falls on me and I am yet the snows of winter cover me and I am yet dv to beautify the earliest spring Even the steps of man who tread upon me do not prevent my crowing ever bright and cheerful and heaven has Messed me with color of all others the most grateful to human eyes The saucy flower was about to reply when a passer by plucked it admired its pretty hues and in a late number of his Evening there that blue-eyed cheeked fellow on the carpet employed in cutting out ships and houses from old newspapers is oldest he designs self to be an editor fur he contends that A short time since as the mail stage was ing on a very dark nicht from Boston to mouth the driver was alarmed by the cry of we are kilt every soul of The driter jumped off his box that he had driven into a caride demolished it and an man and two women The driver somewhat enraged that the gallant Hibernian should keep the middle of the road gave him a pretty severe lecture and concluded by asking him if he dk am describing in bitter terms the tyranny of the Albany Regency is my youngest and there with a basket of stockings near her sits my better half there is the sparkling fire and here my slippers A clear head fc warm heart devoted to a great canse will never want the tongue of eloquence nothing is easier it is only he says ting ships from one paper and putting them into another That little who struts about in a paper cocked hat and wooden sword with which ever and anon not see the on the and to be he pokes at my hile deeply engaged sure and I did and I them in considering how the nation is to be is my second hopeful he is a son man all children sir are Jackson men he goes for a soldier if there be wars That little golden haired urchin who is sore to ask me for candy while 1 Adv A RUM Mr Hunt of North Car dins said at a temperance meeting in York but week that the lovers of rum are ed for inventing modes of obtaining it In 1 3 tration be said a man in Orange county Carolina came home with a keg of rum but immediately summoned to attend court as a ror and was greatly puzzled to know with his rum for his wife an intemperate woman would find it though he hide He finally lashed a around it and appended it high above the good wife's rack She being hune and infirm was supposed sage man immediately came here take your d links I don want em if you are going to make a fos about it MISTAKE In the Irish Cout of Chancery last week Mr Would th barrister by some extraordinary mistake took up the brief of the opposing and advocated the cause opposed to ni own client As soon as the mistake wsJ discovered the court was convulsed wit laughter when the Lord Chancellor ot served that he once committed a mistake in England and advocated th case against his client so tha he lost his cause A story his also observed was told of Lord that having stated a case very for a party and when about to conch discovering that he was speaking on wrong side he continued This my 1 is the case that will no doubt on the other side but now let me i client's Sec OFFICIAL counti man who was required to perform mil tary duty had the honor of being elei ted to the office of fourth corporal reluming home with a high head ai merry heart he had scarcely entered bj dwelling when he commenced the ry of his elevation After consider conversation on the subject which overheard by the children a little to his mother and exclaimed Motl are we all corporals No you fool j none but your father and wax the wcr A Lose stated some years by Dr in the Parthenon spun on a wheel was made before the marriage of grandmother one hundred and five hai to a pound the thread of which was that it was in length two fourteen miles aix furlongs and poles blacksmiths within three miles of each other Merionethshire and whose amount to 415 Three are four have the same 84 years in the same house was never from it a week in life pony said to be of the extraordinary i of 45 years is the venerable friend of of these Cambrian patriarchs Ata Gt young gentleman of Ci cinnatti has nearly completed an Gun which be thinks will other guns it is so constructed that turning a crank which can be done boy it will discharge sixty balls per mi that with a force of on each ball which is double the force i a rifle ball the balls arc placed in a funi on the top of the gun from which tl run in as fast as they are discharged be sue underneath and took a gau Superstition sometimes the ghost religion haunting the soul long
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