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Millers Fiat factory where All Hinds of Job printing can to executed with Geitness and despatch Annj on the most reasonable turns Tif two months after receiving the list no of the watchman a ill he considered in and vacs. Advertisement inserted at the usual rates but no Amott a cough drops kept in from Limo to Raity. For the watchman. Kate Sara ogs tiie wit ii. A l to t a inuit or ult to pull though the headlong Cavalot Over rough and Smout Lic in wild career seems racing with the Vind his sad companion a ghastly Pale and dark some As a widows veil karst keeps her seat behind. Horace. How sanctifying is time with what a Melancholic sweetness comes up the reel oct Ort of our Early years a rational per of never passed out of the enchanting canes of Youthful time and Hegan to Grap tie with the Stern realities of Meridian life Sitbon feeling or tittering those exclamations. It is human nature and As Universal human souls. A a a tis distance lends enchantment to Tho View and Robes Tho Mountain in its azure there is an admirable exhibition of the Hodacs of our creator in thu constituting is pilgrims through a world of cares. As re travel along our chequered journey we eel the keen puncture of the Thorn whilst Gailing Over our senses with the delicious Klou Rof Tho Flower a we taste the bitter legs stirred up from the Bottom whilst risking the us cared cup of our exis once. Dut we travel of and upon every j toeing step the recollection of the Sand bitterness that so sorely annoyed cd yonder grows fainter and fainter Billst those pleasures grow still More and re hallowed until the doors become those paradises the nectar such As Angels use w kind in our creator to thus make time a Blit Erater of our tribulations Tho re. ift11 Unis bar of All our Joys who lure to say that these holy reminds #�11 not constitute the Elysium of the cased in that other world when their souls All have been discharged from the earthy Ingo Ous of time and become changed into ritual bodies As they themselves Are Spir Ual is the thought too visionary cons Mclatc Tho White haired patriarch of four Ore years How a uncommon glory kindles Bis Eye whilst he tells Over a the smiles and tears of boyhood a years the words of love then c How this glory brightens Asho totters nearer and nearer to Bis grave Down in to the very time that his last faculty benumbed his last sense extinguished in ath. Can we suppose that these Joys will s us Daeumer away with the grow elem of his body will they net rather 38 with his spiritual being through the Tau of eternity and As they expanded my the Steppings of time then enlarge d expand through the limitless rounds of Strnal Ages what a heaven then would b duration of eternity make out of a Joys gun below a but what has All this to do with Kate Ragg nothing at All really. The Story of old Kate a marvelous doings she pestered and bewitched the plea i Little Village of my big the and the still re marvelous Story of her death and fun-1, brings up the thousand pleasurable re Electious of my Young Days. Many Long sri Lave been a buried with those beyond i flood since Tho dusk of that autumnal Mug in which i particularly remember have the Story of Kates Jaggs. Time Merit Well. The Vicissitudes through ice 1 have since passed have Only served deepen the impressions then made upon a oing memory. The Long years that re since intervened have Only rendered recollections fresher and still Greener. Fac Village school was dismissed. And us 1 who could play Ball loitered round the a until this Birchen majesty was fairly r of sight. Of course Tho pedagogue did i Board that week at my fathers House or the Home of any of Tho other urchins who Yed to Ftak a on such Occa->1 the frolic and fun always lasted until Taa indispensable to go Home and do the a a chores that troubled those Halcyon is just As cur shadows became so Long t their holds were As indistinct on the off Side of the Lawn As Ever was Tho head Fate Scraggs where its influence was Felt a Osty then pocketing my balls pinning my was some Quarter of a mile from Tho outside of her death continued to live in a Little a buildings of Tom Village and one of these log hut about a mile up Tho Valley Back of outside buildings was a snug Little cottage the Village. The hut iks Long since rotted j empowered in fruit Trees and shrubbery All Down and disappeared. I could now hardly of which with the appurtenances thereon j Tell the exact spot were it stood. Old Kate to belonging were the lands tenements and it i Sakl t ame from Scotland. She came Hereditaments of old in. John Jones and Here a few years before to did. Came Mary his wife. A Uncle John Quot As every alone nobody hero had seen her before i body who knew familiarly called him cob a and Happy for the country would it have 1bled the villagers shoes whilst a aunt Mary been had they never seen her to Thiaray j 1 presided Over her Wash nth and smoothing but she came ragged Haggard adult a Cadsvor-1 Iron As Tho Village laundress. R Ous As age and poverty could make a Byman j a say say there dear a As she dropped being. Incr tall and ghostly image was not her snuff Box and flew to the Gate a a come i often seen exc a a As who moped she t on in came in child your Mother has gone u Cloudy and lonesome Days or As Flo would visiting Over to Deacon Thomases your slip around through the neigh Horwood of a father is going after her and they will spend Moonshine night. I done to knot that any i part of Tho evening at the deacons and to body Ever went into her hut and jibe seem Home after the Moon rises. Come in my de to have no other Way of lit my than by dear child. So you have loft off head again.1 begging a morsel Here and a Flud there of John done to the Little boy mind you of our through the neighbourhood. As Seldom As j own dear George poor child the hooping. She was seen every body round knew her i cough and bloody flux carried off our Dar j feared her and suspected her Tohe Collea Ling oar Only child. His Little soul is in Gued with the evil one. Many were the heaven. Of it nearly kills me to think stories of her Dave lyrics i acted upon All that he is gone. But we shone do a murmur. A the lord give ctr and the lord Tabeth a Way blessed to Tho name of he Yos our Little Georgc is Happy in Abrahams Besom and if that old bag Kato Scraggs a int now calling on him to bring her a Little water to Cool her parched Tongue its because her old dried Mummy Ian Loady Burnt up and i know that a int so for our precious Bible says a the smoke of their torment acc doth up forever and every the against whom she had a spite and upon Acme too who were never known to have crossed j hoc path. She had been at our House a few times and had received several Little articles that Sho needed. But the two last times she came will never he forgotten. We had purchased a lot of wild land on a fit bar of which our neat Little cottage now stands a we cleared off a Good part of our farm and provi Lenco seemed to Prosper us a in our lightning As she staggered Hack from the Eil to him As could come within hearing of window and sent Forth a scratch As shrill i his charming voice. And had an Angel piercing and unearthly As a fiend from the i spoken they could not Havo sat and heard bottomless pit. Bhe retired Somo a reads Jabibi More like a congregation of listening from the House Ami curled herself Down at a statues than did that meeting. It was in the foot of a Large Oak tree and Lay there j Tho fall of Tho year when to Fields and for until towards morning. When Tho wind costs wore a subdued aspect and a Melan was lulled she Rose and disappeared. Chota Hue which seamed to sympathise with Winter passed and Spring again return a the melancholy scene. But As solemn As cd and with it came Tho Murrain amongst our cattle. One by one they Wero seized by the a deadly plague arid dropped off until the last cow died. Often did my infant Heruth weep Beau us in Ufa Lidid Mother bad no milk to fill his Little cup. But he was yet spared me and i did not murmur. Then the rot came amongst our Fine flock of sheep. In a Short Timo that a deadly plague Quot swept them All off. And at last the bitterest of All my afflictions came. The hooping cough seized Tny Little George. The thought of it is too painful without recounting his writhing sufferings. He languished several weeks when he took the bloody flux which he survived hut a very few Days it was at the Twilight of an autumn evening that i sat beside his Little was the time it was Tho happiest Day that i had seen since the death of my lost child. What a Consolation it it to think that a the feet of the wicked shall to caught in the snare that they have set for the righteous a whilst the righteous shall themselves flourish a like unto the tree near planted by a River which in it season yields its fruit and its Caf Vadeth the Sermon was ended. And now preparations Wero made to go a the the corps was placed in a two horse Wagon the procession was formed and the order Given to move on the Wagon containing Tho corps of kale Scraggs stood unencumbered with anything else Loose and free or to Faco of Tho Bare Earth so Corpse. For to there was scarcely a Bright u at j ovum Hayo a when u Long Wuh fire is not quenched and the worm never Basket and in our store Quot As plentifully As of the consolations of that Good old heart could wish. Our crops were As Abun in this Wise run the never tiring Tongue of old aunt Mary. I bail by this time myself seated on a three legged Stool before the fire. Aunt Mary in one Corner was plying her Nassal Organ with snuff first Cut be a parture and then the other whilst Uncle John sat Cross legged in the other his Grey head enveloped in a Cloud of smoke bountifully extracted from the glowing contents of a Largo dutch pipe. Blowing off enough at a puff to remind one of Tho Cloudy Orup Tiou of a Volcano and Clearing his smoking Crater from the following flood of Salivia lie thus interrupted the discharge of hot shot in Dant As the years of plenty whilst Joseph ruled Over Egypt our Stock multiplied and flourished As rapidly and finely As did All i living things As soon As they were let out from Noah Sarky but what was better and i dearer to us than All our first amp Only child a our Little George was Horn. What a Lovely i babe he was As Bright As our prospects were As Lovely As All the world around us then appeared to me in Joys and happiness j seemed to have sprung into being with my Darling boy. It was then the Tny to r the year. And i thought i had never before known How to Admire the charms and loveliness of our maker s works or How to which aunt Mary was so earnestly engaged ii he thankful for the bounties lie bad so fro spot in All the world and i thought i must die and he buried with my child. Again a rapping was heard at Tho door and in a to 1 rent Kate Scraggs appeared at the same window As on Tho cold Winter night. Again she repeated a come pretty Mary let me in ill weave for Liee a Chaim thy flocks ill save from deadly plagues thy Bonny babe from she stepped Hack laughed As demons laugh and was gone a Short time after the burial of my child Young Jake White was Riding Home from meeting of a sunday evening when he met old Kate skulking along Tho Road Side towards her hut up Tho Valley. Jake never eared what he said or who he said it to. So lie cried out a Well old hag who Are you going to play off your Devil tries on next Quot a Tut Tut beldame you always get Dele rious whenever you think of our dear dead child and old Kato Scraggs. Sure enough Tho old Witch did on that cold night swear Veng Cace agin the babe and All our Stock but then it might have been Luck just happened so. You know it was a marvelous sickly season any How and some of our neighbors Stock had a touch of the rot and Murrian too. Besides you soul do to forget that if old Kate was As intimate with the evil one As folks said she was she done to rest very comfortably in her coffin. We Are now a couple of Lone oops Here and if Kate should take it into her head to get into the Way of coming in her winding Sheet at Midnight to dance Over the floor i done to know what kind of a Bullet would put an end to such a Good gracious have mercy onus a a exclaimed the frightened old woman a it cant be that i Ever said worse of her than she deserves whatever i might have done that cold night. And the righteous shall fear no evil. But this child always docs mind me of Little George. I followed him to Bis grave Many Long years before you were born. Your kind Mother sent for me dear child and i saw you As soon As any body else in this world. I said then you was Tho very picture of my own lost child. In be thought so Over since. And it makes you cry near to a aunt Mary enquired i a do Tell me All you know about old Kate Scraggs. I have heard a great Many ugly Witch stories about her. But there arc not Many folks round Here that Are old enough or have lived Here Long know much about her. But the Moon is just rising should it i go Home aunt you will go part or All the Way with me wont you Quot a yes child a replied she a after a while. Your father and Mother inv a it gone lome from the Deacon s yet. Set Down again and i la Tell what i particularly know about old Kate Scraggs a old aunt Mary had always been kind to me As far Back As i could remember. So much so that Sho was almost As dear to Moas my own Mother. So i Drew Tho Stool close up to her Side Laid my head Down in her Lap and thus gazing into the dimly burning fire listened to the following veritable narrative a a Kate Scraggs wa3 living Here when John y left breast the Bose that told the and i moved to this country. We were Ole Village that its proud hearer liar for i born and married a Massachusetts. At that time the Western part of the stats of new York was beginning to be settled and every body was talking about what a Fine country it was and we As soon As we were married with a great Many other folks of cur a Ime a let off head a a that glorious Bose Sod of not Hod and rounded slips of Brilliant with colors variant As those coat or Jacobs cattle then Nyll to and spelling Book off i can by and fondly lavished around us. Spring ended summer passed away autumn came and filled our cup to overflowing with this world�?T3 goods. At i Coth Winter set in cold and tempestuous As it frequently is in this Region. It was a hitter cold night in december. John had gone to Mill with a Load of Grain and i was left alone with my boy. The Snow was laying several inches j deep on the ground and the wind was blowing its Frozen particles keen enough almost j to Cut Ono a eyes out. It was growing late in Tho evening. I was sitting with my sleep Jing babe in my arms by the Side Fri a by i zing fire which threw a Brilliant Light and i comfortable warmth Over the room. Not a sound was heard except the cheerful chirp of a Cricket in the Hearth and the soft breathing of my slumbering Little George. A sudden rapping upon the door Hoko the stillness and to is me broke my happiness forever Tho door was fastened and the windows fastened Effort was made to open Tho former and then came another rapping. I was too much alarmed to speak. I looked towards the window and in a moment the unearthly figure of Kate Scraggs appeared before it. Tho Moon gave a dim Light to the Gray Clouds that Hung and wheeled Over the heavens that together with the Snow made sufficient j Light to discover Tho old Witch very plainly j her tattered covering was flapping in the wind 1 could almost hear the rattling of her j dry and trembling Bones. At length she spoke but her voice was scarcely audible above the howling of the winds and driving of the Snow. A dear Mary Quot said she a the night is so cold and rough i can to reach my but. I am almost starved and the keen blasts of wind and Snow Cut Tny frail limbs through these rent garments lot me in dear Mary give to some of your Good bread and let to Lay Down by your warm my soul almost hied for the forlorn old hag and 1 would have done any thing but stay alone with her during the night to Havo relieved her. 1 made no reply but could not prevent my eyes from being Rivi Ted upon her ghostly person again site a a j heated her tale of to. I ventured to she Tny head and wave my hand for her to retire. I saw a storm of passion rising and convulsing her whole Frame. But checking it she chanted in a subdued Tonc triese words which have been Burnt and branded on my memory from that fatal night a come pretty maty let me in ill weave for thee a Chann thy flocks ill save from deadly plagues thy botany Tia lie from again 1 Shook Tny head Aud waved my j hand though every nerve within me shut hand. But the horses coaids not move it any More than they could Hare done had it been spiked Down to the Centre of the they pulled and jumped As though they would strip their hides off hut All to no purpose. The Wagon would not move a hair. They were taken off and another Span of horses tried. But with no better Success. Span after Span was thus tried until nearly every horse on the ground had been hitched to the Wagon. But it was All of no Avail. Just As they were about to take out Tho corps and carry it on a Beer Jake White came Forward and said a friends and Brethren i proved too much for Kate Scraggs and her Devil tries your Pardon or. Parson whilst living and now if i can to match her when dead Why then ill give up that sail. Have it you All heard that she Raitio to her death a a yes la know Jake a a replied she a a yes la whilst he Power was Oxer a a or Tobej mrs it. Jug u Yuo Call them Levil its Well for your own hide Jake that you gave to the old coat pc did to cover mine. But sure your Fine Mare never did Kate Scraggs any Good turn. A Devil tries you Call them do you Lake said to Felt All Over in spots hut the old hag was off before he could say a word in reply to her threats. In a few weeks Jakes Fine Marc was declared by Tho whole neighbourhood to bewitched. To could it keep her in he stable at All. She would have killed herself to break the door Down had to not let her out. Then Sho run All Over the farm. Fences were no More than straws before her. Sometimes she would run against them at the top of her Speed and then again she would leap Over them Tike a Buck. She would then Stop and stand trembling All Over for an hour at a stretch Tho sweat All the while rolling off of her and Down her logs like rain. Jake remembered Bis meeting with Kate Scraggs and knew what it All meant. He was not a Little frightened but More mad than scared. A a if said lie a Tho old hell cat will keep off of me Long enough to lot me make a Bullet out of the half Dollar i have in my pocket ill show her that her a Dove tries a Duvel ish As they Are can be about Sun Down he bad his Rifle loaded with the Silver Bullet. His Mare stood trembling and sweating Aud every now and then she would fetch a groan so Mournful As to almost make ones heart break. He levelled his piece at the curl in her for had fired and she Ell like a log dead if possible before she came to the ground. Kate Scraggs was at that time three or four Miles off. She had set Down to cat her support at a farm House where she had stopped. It is said that the Sun was just setting As she sat Down to the table. And she had but just got seated when she gave a Spring nearly across Tho House yelled As she sprung fell and Nover breathed after. The news that Kate Scraggs the Witch was dead flew like wild fire Over All the country far and near. Hundreds flocked in to the place where she died to see her now death had made her harmless and hear the singular Story of her decease it was agreed that Tho Parson should preach a funeral Sermon the next Day after which she j was to be decently buried in a Corner of what is now the Village grave Yard. 1 never saw such a crowd of people before or since As went to the funeral of Kate Scraggs kind a and As he spoke he drove up a Yoke oxen hitched them to the Wagon and drove off As though there was nothing in it within an hour her remains were safely lodged in a grave. Such was Kat Scraggs and such was her end a p. The Phetsi pent a protest. Continued As the record now stands whilst the Resolution plainly charges non Tho president at least one act of usurpation in a the late executive proceedings a in relation to the Public Revenue a and is so framed that those senators who believed that one such act and Only one has Feon committed and assent to it its language is yet Broad enough to include Jereral such acts j and so is try have Beer regarded by some of those who voted for it. But though the accusation is thus comprehensive in Tho censures it implies there is no such certainty of time place or circumstance As to exhibit the particular conclusion of fact or Law which induced any one senator to vote for it. And it May Well have happened that while one senator believed that some particular act embraced in the Resolution was an arbitrary and unconstitutional Assumption of Power others of the majority May have deemed that very act both constitutional and expedient yet still within the Pale of the Constitution. And thus a majority of the senators May have been a ble to concur in a vague and undefined accusation that the president in the course of a the late executive proceedings in relation to the Public Revenue a had violated the Constitution and jaws whilst if a separate vote had been taken in respect to each particular act included within the general terms the accusers of the president might on any such vote have been founded in the minority. Still further to exemplify this feature of the proceeding it is important to be remarked that the Resolution As originally offered to the Senate specified with adequate precision acts of the president which it denounced As a violation of the Constitution and Laws and that it was not until the very close of the debate and when perhaps it was apprehended that a majority might not sustain the specific accusation contain cd in it that the Resolution was so modified As to assume its present form. A More striking illustration of the soundness and necessity of the rules which forbid vague and indefinite generalities and require a reasonable certainty i All judicial allegations and a More glaring instance of the violation of those rules has Seldom been exhibited. In this View of the Resolution it must certainly be regarded not As a vindication of any particular provision of the Law or the Constitution but simply As an official rebuke or condemnatory sentence too general and indefinite to to easily repelled but yet sufficiently precise to bring into disc edit the conduct and motives of the executive. But whatever it May have been intended to accomplish it is obvious Lurl the vague general and abstract form of die resolutions is in perfect keeping with those other departments from fast principles and settled improvements in jurisprudence to properly the boast of Liee countries in modern times. And it re not too much to say of the whole of these proceedings that if they shall to approved Aud sustained by an intelligent people then will that great contest with arbitrary Power which had established the corps was carried into the p in statutes in Bills of rights in cached Charters and in Cohutt options of government the right of every citizen to to Nice before trial to a hearing before Covic Tifis and to an impair dial tribunal for deciding on the charge have Ficon waged in vain. If the Resolution had been Lefi in in a original form it is not to be presumed that it could Poi received the assent of a majority Quot of the Sena for the ads therein specified As violations of lire con. A Liouliou and larva were clearly within the limits of the executive auth duty i Tjien Are the a dismissing the late secs diary of. The to it it usury because he Youh u it contrary to Lii Kiiji of is own duty thick Shade of a neighbouring Wood where a stand was erected for the Parson. To took his text in Deuteronomy Leith Chap. And 10th verse a there shall not be found among you any one that Marketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire or that use tar Devinn Tion or an observer of times or an enchanter or a such was the text from which a Sermon was

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