Adams Sentinel, December 23, 1844

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Adams Sentinel, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1844, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania ADAMS At W per annum, in Or S2 50. it'not wiiriin_the_yejtr: S___ ROBERT G. HARPER, EDITOR AKD AiheitiienuMils, per scjuaie lor 3 week'; V 9.r) cent prosperou3 Have you reflected that, persist- become the subject of vass being ascertained, a national .salute vate hie. Ami I thank you, olr, (AH. i ,ma m your present course, you must Even in the minor matteis of life, society of thirteen onus should be fired, when this occasion, ___ perish, and that your children influenced' owes a huge debt to the newspapers. the banner of iho defeated party >hould lor the kvhug and o.oquci.t address j by your example, will probably perish be lowered to the done, winch you have just done me the honor l with you O, if there is any j that parents should offer with 1 desire, it is this Gather not our souls cloak folded elegantly around mm. pre- with sinners. The misery of Dives was i seined himself at the door of Mr. M., a I augmented by the apprehension that his wealthy inhabitant of Washington city, j election reached Natchitnches. both par-i and f'nectlon Van" her favor to the full amount of damages five brethren would come to that place The bell ringing violently, Mr. i ties assembled under their respective ety oMorm.............. of torment. It was not benevolence that> to the door himself, whereon the fellow i staffs. The firing was begun, and 11 y [Jtiioii i c" i l.i l Jit: l 11 j. n. 0 iv prayer Taken other the firino of the remainder oi the two to dehver. 1 am under he greatest cQumv Conrtj "arronv'of ino-youmr blade, with a splendid blue I hundred and fifty suns should be re- hgations to I eople oi {j 'hslbMjss Susan Slam our souls cloak folded elegantly around him. sumed. I During-more than iorty years oi my life, of promise bi When the intelligence of Mr. Folk's they haje demonstrated their conudence Coiirad Smith, received a'verdict in This last and crownin ev- lheir !Uld failhful J'crdic! in a Breach of Promise Case. The Hagerstown News states that, in on Wednes- Starizman.vn an ac- tion for breach of promise brought against thousand dollars. With of torment. It was not benevolence that, to the door himself, whereon the fellow i flatr staffs, -phc was begun, and 0! uieir long ana mmuni atuicii- rec0rdthe fact as an honor to, led him to desire Abraham to send a j iu blue bowed with a patronizing air, and thirteenth discharge the Whigs ment. exhibited m the vute which, in Of our colltUy_and still-greater messenger from the eternal world to warn l smiling so as to shew his large teeth, said, lowered the ensign of Clay and Freling- jtheir >'ou >flivc yubteriluy, at the Jo wy in -staling ver. t i r. t i i 11 71' i i ___ ,f __ Oi iiR1 otiltfci lOVCTllIlltMlt. IIS LlltJ i i i i_____1 messenger from the eternal world to warn l smiling so as to shew his large teeth, said, lowered the ent.ii; them of their danger. It was the dread j "Well, uncle, how do you do of meeting them in hell. He had prob-j old gentleman was ably done'rnuch to corrupt.and strength-, the fellow continued, "why. don't you The firing w; en "them in rebellion against God. and know me 1 I'm your nephew from Phil- further demo o you do r Theihuvson, amid as profound a silence lls, M'atol Uie btato as confounded. But eVCr reigned over the citadel of the dead. oi Iveniucky, fills me with he knew they would curse him for the Now Mr. M. has a nephew they would A. in that city, whom he has not seen for in the National Preacher. Declivity of Rivers. A very slight many years; so he felt in duty bound to recognixe the visitor as such, and wel- come him to the hospitalities of his man- Inicreftbis; Varieties the the celebrated Dr. Samuel Johnson was asked why so many literary men were infidels, his reply was "Because they were ignorant of the Bible." If the question be ar-ked why the lovers of gen- eral reading so often fail to acquaint themselves with the aacred volume, one reason that maybe assigned is. that they are not aware of its inter- esting variety. This feature of the Bible is well illustrated by Mrs. Ellis, in the following eloquent extract from her recent work, entitled the '-Poetry of Life." our established ideas of beauty, grace, pathos and sublimity, either con- centrated in the minutest point, or exten- ded to the widest range, we can derive from the Scriptures a fund of gratifica- tion not to he found in any other memo- rial of past or present time. From the worm that grovels in the dust beneath our feet, to the track of the leivathan in declivity will suffice, to give the running sion. In the couise of the evening, said motion to water. Three inches per mile, nephew told a doleful story about bav- in a smooth, straight channel, gives a ing been robbed in the cars, and begged velocity of about three miles an the loan of SlOO. The good uncle gave The Ganges, which gathers the waters; him all the cash in his pocket, after ,vas then continued, without jmonstration on the part of the of the Himalaya mountains, the loftiest in the world, is. at eighteen hundred miles from its mouth, only eight hundred feet above the level of the sea that is, about twice as high as St. Paul's Church in Lon- don, and to fall these eight hundred feet in its long course the water requires more than a month. The great river Magda- lena, in South America, running for a thousand miles between two ridges of the Andes, falls only five hundred feet in all that distance. Above the commence- ment of the thousand miles it is seen descending in rapids and cataracts from the mountains. The gigantic Rio de la Plata has so gentle a descent to the ocean, that in Paraguay, fifteen hundred miles from its mouth, ships are seen which have sailed against the current all which the nephew was missing. It turns out that the fellow is no nephew at all, but is a barefaced Hence those who have nephews in dis- tant cities would do well to be satisfied as to their identity previous to loaning money. the foamino- the moth that i the way, by the force of the wind alone 1 ,1, 1-? Ml .Tl- corrupts the secret treasure, to the eagle that soars above his eyry in the clouds the wild ass in the desert, to the latnb within the shepherd's the consuming locust, to the cattle upon that is to say, which, on the beautiful in- clined plane of the stream, have been gradually lifted by the soft wind, and even against the current, to an elevation Treater than that of our loftiest a thousand the rose of Sha- Potlsvillc Gazelle, iota to the tall cedar of the chrystal stream gushing forth out of the flinty rock, to the wide waters of the the lonely path of the wan- derer, to the gathering of a mighty mul- the tear that falls in secret to the din of battle and the shout of a Cuilnus singular genius has perpetrated the following calculations, which are amusing 1 have been married 32 years, during which time I have received from the hands of rny wife three cups of coffee Jl Good rather green sort of "well-dressed" individual walked into the Broadway House, (N. Y.) the other morning, and, stretching- himself up to his full height, exclaimed in aloud voice. are all the Whigs 1 Show me a Whig, said he, "and I will show you a thief A large company of quiet gentlemen was present, and in an instant one of them stood before the noisy inquirer in a warlike attitude, and al in saul "I am a Whig, "Are you, indeed V "Yes Sir, I just step rJomn to the Tombs with me, and I will show you a triumphant the solitary in the j each day, two in the morning, and one at v.-iidernoss, to the satrap.on the night, making about 35.010 cups of half from the mourner clad in sackcloth, to; a pint each, or nearly 70 barrels of 30 the prince in purple the gallons each, weighing pounds, gnawings of the worm that dieth not. to i or nearly 9 tons weight. Yet from that the seraphic visions of the I have scarcely varied myself in the still voice, to the thunders of Omnip- weight from 160 pounds. It will therc- the depths of hell, to the fore be seen that 1 have drank in coffee regions of eternal glory, there is no de-i alone 218 times my own weight. 1 am gree of beauty or deformity, no tendency not much of a meat eater, yet I presume to good or evil, no shade of darkness or I have consumed about eight ounces a gleam of light, which does not come with- i day, which makes pounds, or about in the cognizance of the Holy Scriptures: ten oxen. Of flour I have consumed, in and therefore there is no expression or' the 32 years, about 50 burreL. A Fighiiiig Justice State oi North Carolina has lost a pugnacious and also VRVV candid Justice of the peace. His resigna- tion was communicated to the Legislature on the 7th ultimo, and read verbatim as follows HALIFAX, 7th Oct., 18-14. To His Ex. John M. Morchfad DEAR Sir. seven years since some of my friends then in the Legisla- motives probably known to Democrats of an exulting character. Amongst the Whigs there wab one deaf and dumb from birth. When the Clay banner was removed from the ground, after the discharge of the thirteen guns, to a building hard by, lie went auay and was not seen again until the filing was ended. He was then discoveied with his face buried in the folds of the fallen flag, and in a posture betokening the sm- cerest anguish. He had been a compos- j itor in one of the priming offices of the village, and had embraced the Whig cause with the ardor peculiar to the fervid sensibililties of that bereft class of persons. When the emblem of his faith was no longer to be seen floating in the mid-air, there was no need of one like him at the meeting. The booming cannon peuled its thunders in things could neither assuage nor aggravate his grief. Nor could the condolence of friends reach his bruised spirit. The consolation of in- terchanging words of comfort with his brethren, wasdenied him by nature. lie could only follow the symbol of his creed, speechless like himself, and fallen as were the hopes that erewhile warmed his bosom with the glow of joyous ex- pectation. When he raised his head from the flag, tears were coursing down his cheeks and his eyes were dim with weeping. Tt was the only mode that misfortune had left him to throw off the pressure from hisheart. Whirr or Dem- ocrat were alike affected by this touching spectacle of sorrow. Nor did any one seek to disturb him in any way. The citizens dispersed each lo his own home, and whether it was from sympathy for fellow being despoiled by nature of the most important attributes of man, or of the heart to partake, of the woe that is without guile, many a stuidy Democrat and stalwart Whig brushec away the dew that gathered upon theii overflowing- gratitude. But 1 should fail to express the feelings of my heart, if I did not also offer my profound and grateful acknowledgments to the other States, which have united with Kentucky in the endeavor to elect me to the Chief Magistracy of the Union, and to the mil- lion and of freemen, embracing so much virtue, intelligence und patriot- ism, who, wherever residing, have di- rected strenuous ami enthusiastic exer- tions to the same object. Their effort has been unavailing, and the issue of the election has not corres- ponded with their anxious hopes and confident expectations. You have, sir, assigned some of the causes which you suppose have occasioned the result. 1 will not trust myself to speak of them. My duty is ihtil of perfect submission to an event which is now irrevocable. I will not affect indifference to the concern which 1 had in the po- itical contest, terminated but, un- e.st) 1 am greatly belf-deceived, the prin- cipal attraction to me of the oflico of President of the United States, arose out of the cherished hope that 1 might be a bumble instrument in the hands of Prov- idence lo see the former purity of the General Government restored, and to see dangers and evils, which 1 sincerely be- beved encompassed it, averted and rem- edied. 1 was anxious that the policy ol the country, especially in the great de- partment of its domestic labor and indus- try, should be fixed and stable, that al' grades of society. Public opinion speaks' out boldly upon the subject, and says "all right." 'The fair daughters of our fair valleys are not to be betrayed with im- punity and left to mourn over lheir dis- appointment. So says a Washington county jury, and public feeling most emphatically and unquestionably sus- tains the decision. am sure not from a belief! eye lids, as they pondered upon the in my qualification? for the office) thought i speechless grief of the sonow-.stncken proper to nominate me to the office of Justice of the Peace. With little or no reflection upon the subject, the appoint- ment, was accepted, and to use a common term, I was "duly qualified" without the first qualification, except the physical inability to separate men who were dis- posed to fight. mute. A letter from Washington says Du- ring the present session the Whigs, will have it in their power to prevent the pol- icy which has been in operation for the last three years and which exerted such a salutary influence, upon the conn- Dtirino- the time I have been in j try. uotn ui-mg upsei J -TIT t And tins they a corresponding picture; no thirst for have drank two wine glasses of brandy i of been indicted twice. conception of the mind that may not find For "20 years of this, up to 1831, I T have had seven fights, a great number i will do. For notwithstanding of 11 f-- i -r i-----1._: r "T n our friends that they offer no re- sistance to the devastation of the Loco- foco party upon the welfare of the na- tion, the Whirr Senators will feel it their o And I conceive the greatest act of jus- tice which I can do the public and myself, is to resign my snid office of Justice of the excellence that may not meet with its i each day, making 900 quarts. The full supply and no condition of hu-i port wine, Madeira, whihkey punch, inanity necessarily excluded from the j I am not able to count, but they are not unlimited scope of adaption and of sym- large- In champagne I have been cx- pathy comprehended in the language tremely moderate, as 1 find from rny bills and the spirit of the Bible." that 1 have paid for 53 baskets in the last J jnrr Legislature of our State. I3ycars, which about one bottle a week, j I urn. ic-jicctfully yours Summer and should this is not all consumed by me. When) R. M. SHEAR1X. learn to accommodate himself to the win- we take into the account all the vcgeta ter as well as the summer of life for hies in addition, such as potatoes, peas Which resignation is here-! duty to place themselves between the might know how to regulate and accom- modate their conduct. And, fully con vinced of the wisdom of the public mea sures, which you have enumerated. hoped to live to witness, and to contrib ute to, their adoption and establishment So fai as respects any official agcnc} of mine, it has been otherwise decreed and i bow respectfully to the decree.- The future course of the government altogether unknown, and wrapped h painful uncf'rtjiinly. J shall not do thi iv-w Administration the injustice of con dunning it in advance. On the contra ry, 1 earnestly desire that, enlightened b) its own reflections, and by a deliberati review of nil the great interests of tcl country, or prompted by public opinion the benefit may bo yet secured of th practical excution of those principles and measures for winch we have honestly contended, that peace and. honor may be preserved, and that this young but great nation may be rendered harmoni- ous, prosperous and powerful. We are not without consolations under the event which has happened. The Whig party has fully and faiily exhibited 2'crsonul Hagers-v own News says Thursday last, nile an unusual scene occurred in our ourt, occasioned by a personal rencontre )etween two of the members of the bar, Messrs. Mason and Spencer. They were ugageti upon opposite sides as counsel.. case then before the vaxing too warm in behalf of their re- pectivfc clients, they lost sight of discre-- ion, and proceeded to blows. The court ined each purty and required o enter into bonds to keep the 411 right." Fire and Loss of dwell- .ng and barn of F. Ben- edict, of Walton, Delaware county, N. Y., was destroyed by fire on the 7th inst. His wife arid five children perished in the, flames. Mr. Benedict and first awakened by the fire breaking-, through from the chamber into where he and his with their, jjfppnr-. lue jjeuliU- vv IC'SilfNULiun 10 i------- _ _ with tendered throunh you to the -spoilers and the people, arid save the j to the country the principles and n.ea- irttter for one year more at iea.st from (s-urcs wmch H believed best adapted to secure our liberties and promote the com- mon uelf.irc. Jl has marlp, in their sup- They will exercise their conser- vative function, and although the people have proved iccrrant to their own inter- port, constant rind urgent appeals to the Jl Johnson. J mjble band uf Whig Senators, reason and judgment of the people. Now, m body has been renew- The streamlet bubbles years anj and when live or six years old, was taken more uncertain but th rushes with impetuous flood to the ocean.! ed more than four limes in 32 A and became thoroughly Indian >0f which these sirms admonish us-if we about the weight of 1.100 men of 100 could but the lesson which kind pounds paper. providence has written on the face of nature, for onr benefit and improvement j J'aluc of Tm-Wers.-A thousand cori.Mtlent with the dictates of the purest honor. No mortal man is authorized to say that I held out to him the of y ofiice or appointment hat now is the duty of the Whig branches of Congress, and wiH'pnrly? 1 venture to express my opin- toest child, slept. ed out of the house, carrying the- child ivith thorn. The children up stairs were crying for by the flame's.' MY. Benedict urged them to jump from the he would catch them. The eldest did so, being then, already; much burned but the others did either through fear or inability. Mean- while, it is supposed Mrs. B. had gone into the house with the vain endeavor to get them out: and the child, about four years old, unconscious of danger, follow- ed her and all perished. Whitccomb, of Indiana, informs the Legislature of that Slate, that the interest on the public debt cannot be paid. Heproposesno scheme for honest effort, and holds out no hope for future honesty. He appears content with the present stale of The public debt is thei'in- tm-st on which is a want of honesty in this state of- things', and a Want of decency in the manner in which it is U. S. Green corn in the ear is selling in the Mobile market. A gentleman of Stock- ton, Baldwin county, has rais- ed two crops of corn this season, the sec- ond of which was in full maturity some ten or twelve days since. Jl Gazette, says that one'of the conductors upon the Western Railroad, during'the five years it has been open from Bos- ton lo Springfield, has travelled more than three hundred and twenty-five sand miles, an amount equal to thirteen times i the circumference of the globe. m all his and fie uasal- rush headlong the measures they ion wuh the greatest diffidence, i he ft way, opposed to the Indians removal to have, for some lime past, been so anx-.turc is wrapt up in a veil impenetrable and ave no Imlr- trouble to the iolls lo carr out. Should that bo the by human eyes. I cannot contemplate -if we would study the alphabet of tiuie-s, ,ays the Macclesfield and remember that each leaf which falls, j have we heard thi, question and answer alies with them, each flower that dies, is but an emblem 1 Two centlemen meet ;r companies of whites, v, hn sought to form jcase. all do is to pray that an it, without feelings of great discourage- 7 ,1 'fi-. ......I, r i i i i ._ i r 1___... ,nrn-> What's the of his Inc in the The writer of the I overruling Providence may watch over! ment. But f k e Censor p-uard the Nation, its well arc and its in all the vicissi l know of only rule, of man's kindred doom, how much of new, one. -.Nothing but what Jo. guar( 1 I l.'llll-l 1 'il.ld. OIIU 4.-UJU the selfishness, the discontent, the cold-, you set in the newspapers. I ney pus-s of history, came to fee him, and ness, the viciousness of life, would be on about lheir business. Has it ever j j-rom lu- believed bun to swept away, and earth would be but a'been noticed that among the thousand j bo his, brother. So confident he of that proof sheet of Heaven's fairer volume, i benefits of a newspaper, not the least is, A %vith errors and imperfections, it is true, that it does away al once with tittle tat- but still susceptible and easy of correc-1 tie, gossip, street yarn, foolish exaggera- tion and amendment, ere its pages were i tion, scandal, and news-, mongeiing, unfolded before the Heaven! he offered to s-haro with him the patrimony of hib father, and provide for him ii he-wouldre- turn with him to Pennryhama. but lie could not prevail on him the Th'.: Mrong circum.'-u'ince that thev were ......vicissitudes of human Jife, pub- lic and that is conscientiously j to satisfy ourselves of what is right, and Jn .'Irmy of Office j firmly and undeviaiingly to pursue it President elect'has been compelled to under all trials and con- abandon his country residence, and take firfinp in the great Ruler of the Universe apartments in a hotel in Nashville, in for ultimate success. The Whigs are consequence of the great rush of office j deliberately convinced of the truth and seekers calling upon him. The office, wisdom of the principles and measures reniuii, ovituucu, onu ..6, Mrong circum.-Mnce That they were 1" V T A tbo-c 1-iWo It oil which once took up so much of the time thru both recollected well that shnv seekers in Nathalie on 1 uc.day, irom n thej have espoused, it Bcem i of'those who are always hearing or tel-l were in their father's barn gcttins CK-. all part? of the Union, numbered above therefore, to me, mat they should persc- ne-v thin" "One real evil of, the Indians came upon the brother j ?jx hundred, all wishing to sec "the vt-ro m contending foMhem and that, e social life i, thus encfed. The man rises hii j Fork adhering lo their separate and distinct or- _' _..mA_..___ u .m i t t o 11 if hn n VA Ml the Fat In the the recent gale on Lake Ontario the wood of in the morning, looks over the paper and the steamer Oncida gave out, whereupon is satisfied that he knows all worth know- j the Captain used about, twenty tub.s of ing of the passing history of the world. for fuel, t HP has nothing to 'ell and nothing to The Philadelphia North American cays that the Insurance offices ofihat agreed to insert the v, ar clause in their polici'-i src V-p on '-nfe they should treat all who have The IS'ew Hampshire Legislature have the good of their country in view with passed a resolution abolishing regimen-1, and sympathy, and inviuMheir tal musters. ro-oppratinn in patriotic Fatal Election merchant in Hochester, N. Y., has received a letter fiorn Montreal, stating that seven persons were killed in the riots at the municipal elections in Montreal. Two very distressing accidents oc- curred last week on the railroad- near Penn. By the first ;a number of coal care that had become detached from a tram passed oyer a man and his wife and child. The child's head.'was severed body, the man of his legs cut off, and the woinanjost an arm. The .other accident, Av.hich was caused by the backing of a train', de- prived a son of Mr. Mittens, of Scbuyl- kill Haven, of life. The cars passed, over his body, mangling him in rible manner in the presence of his moth- er, with whom he was conversing at the time. Dr. J ones, President elect of Tex- as, was formerly a school-master in the part of the town of Wheeling, Vs, ;

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