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Vol. XVllKo 3G.
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THE WITHERED FLO WEILS.
I knew they would perish!
Those beautiful Hwrs,
A the hopes th it we c!,eri dr
In youth's sunny bowers;
I knew they'd he faded!
Though with fond, gentle rare
Their bright leave were shaded,
Decay was still there.
So all that is brightest
Ever first fides away.
And the j iys that leap lightest
The earliest decay.
The heart that was nearest
The widest will rove,
And the friend that was dearest
The first cease to love.
And the purest, the noblest,
The loveliest we know
Are ever the surest,
The soonest to go.
The bird that sings sweetest.
The hSwer most pure.
In th-ir !.-:uity are fleetest.
In their fate the most sure.
From Ihc Raleigh Stand trd.
THE ST. LOUIS CRIMINALS.
The execution of the four negroes, on
the 9th inst. at St. Louis fur the murder ol
Messrs. Baker and Weaver, was preceded
by confessions of the most impottant char
acter. One of them, Madison, was the
slave of a negro trader, who was guilty o'
great dishonesty in his dealings, and was
assisted by Madison in stealing slaves from
their masters. After carrying on this busi
ness for 10 or 12 years, the negro suggest
ed to his master a plan by which they could
make more money with less risk. This
plan was to sell Madison to different pur
chasers, when he would return to his mas
ter after eaeh sale. He was sold fust to the
Hon. Henry Clay for Si 300; next to Mr.
Ravall of Fredericksburg, for Si 000; and
subsequently to a Mr. Blanchard of New
Orleans, for J900 which last sum was
given to the negro for his faithfulness.
Near Orange Court House, his master,
whose name is James Rlahey, robbed the
vaults of a merchant's store, owned by
four brothers by the name of Ellis, of mo
ney and bills to the amount of 100,000, a
part of which had been depositetl there by
neighboring persons forsafe keeping, and
after committing the robbery, set fire to
the building, which was entirely consum
ed. It docs not appear that his w hite co
adjutor in viihuiy h is been brought to jus
lite. Tie fuithcr history cf Madison
devclopes his connexion with two men of
the name of Bad, father and son, David
Root, Learned, Charles Brown, one of
the negroes executed with him, and others,
who pracliced forgeries and committed
robberies to a great extent.
The confessions of IVarrick and Sew
ard are less important. Hut that ol Charles
Brown deserves particular attention.
From the commencement of his vile caree r,
up to the day of his execution, he teas the
regular authorised agent of the Ohio
J'it.ti-Slavery Socie.fi He was first en
gaged at a salary of iJO dollars per mouth,
but was soun found so efficient in helping
off runaway slaves, that his saliry was
raised to 50 dollars per month. He assist
ed away from New Orleans about eighty
staves, and about sixteen from Vicksburg.
The following extract, from the confession
of Brown, will show the code of morals
practised upon by the abolitionists of Ohio
It is the duty of the Agent to prcvoil on
slaves to runaway from their masters, and
when he finds one willing to go he is at
liberty to advise him to steal and take with
him any of his master's money or property
which he can obtain the possession of.
This is not regarded as stealing in a crimin
al sense, for the servant, who is regarded as
free by the law of nature, having assisted
the master in accumulating the money or
property has as much right by nalure to a
portion of it as the master himself, conse
quently, when he takes either, he is only
taking that which he assisted to make. Jt
is taking the result of his own labor. It is
not often that slaves leave their master
without money. They mostly get some,
and frequently as high as 12 to S1500.
No definite or specific sum is demanded
from the slave as a compensation for get
ling him away. If he is willing fo go, the
an-ent must give him free papers and help
hTm off whether he has money or not.
The slave will be sent to any place he may
desire, but if he has no particular place
where he wishes to go, the agent may send
him to any town where there is a society.
He is directed, when he arrives at the town
to go directly to a certain place in it and
enquire for certain persons, generally
blacks; to these he communicates the fact
that he is a runaway slave and they inform
the officers of the society; when a meellngl draught (whi.-h proved to be corrosive sub
is new ano arrangements marie tor sending
him off or secreting him. If he has no
monev a draft is made on the Treasury for
a sufficient sum to defray expenses. Vhen
the runaway has money it is usually sug
gested to him thai he ought to pay into the
Treasury something as a compensation for
the assistance in obtaining his own freedom
and something to help off those unable to
help themselves. The amount is left to
himself, but usually, as his gratitude is
greatly excited, he will give liberally. A
runaway having a Si, 000 usually gives the
society from 3 to S500. Besides this, he
will give the agent who helps him ofi,
something. This the agent has the right
to keep over and above the pay he draws
irom the society.
The confession gives an account of abo
litionis.ts throughout the State of Missouri
and elsewhere, some of whom are mem
hers ol isoeiettes in the Eist and some of
the Ohio Societies. There are also one or
t wo Agents in and about St. Louis. Abo
lition Conventions are sometimes held un
der the guise of Camp Meetings. Brown
gives a long list of those he enticed from
their masters, and to whom he g-ive free
p.ipcrs, a supply of which he constinll
received from the Abolitionists. While
engaged in the service of the Abolitionists.
firown committed many robberies, and
perpetrated a number of murders, previous
ly to the last, for which he suffered. The
confessions unfold a scries of monstrou
villanics, to which the attention of the
southern public is loudly called. The
Anti-slavery societies in Ohio, Illinois and
Indiana, number 15,000 members, who
contribute to support abaut ant hundred
an(l f'fly Agents, who are supplied with
blank free papers, and are constantly tra
versing the slave holding Stales. The
Opelousas Enquirer says: uSuch, then,
as w e are persuaded to believe, is abolition
ism! Such its operations, principles and
objects such its emmisaries and tools
and yet a portion of the citizens of the
South are willing to encourage them and
compromise with them in National Con
ventions, and on the floor of Congress, in
order to court their influence to forward
Most Horrible. Three Children mur
dered by their oicn Mother. We copy
the following account of the most distress
ing and revolting infanticide that has ever
come within our knowledge, from the
Louisville, Miss. Tablet, of the 24th ult.
'One of the most awful deeds that has
perhaps ever come within the knowledge
of the human race, was perpetrated in the
vicinity of this place, on Sunday morning
last, by a Mrs. Roper. She killed three
of her own children by cutting their heads
oil with an axe. From the information
which we have received on the subject, it
seenu to have been done while she was in
a fit of mental derangement. It was her
intention to have killed two more in the
same manner, and afterwards hang herself
with a hank of arn, but her husband, wak
ing up, discovered something extraordina
ry in her actions and seized her around the
waist. After a strong effort on her part to
escape from him, during which she tried to
draw one of three knives from the ceiling,
which she had previously sharpened and
put there, they reached the door, when hc
discovered .v!:at che had been doing.
'She is the mother of eleven children,
is a pitiable spectacle of the deepest and
mot bitter anguish. She says that while
under the influence of a distorted imagina
tion, she thought she was doing a charita
ble action in ridding her husband of the
burthen of supporting herself and their five
youngest children; as he is a poor and ve
ry hard working man."
including the three which she killed.
appears now to be restored to
A Melancholy Occurrence. The Hal
ifax (N. S.) Post, of the 5ih inst. gives
the following particulars of a melancholy
death, caused by a mistake in administer
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, who own and
reside in a comfortable house in Gottingen
street, had an only daughter, about 20 years
of age. All who knew her speak in the
highest terms of her amiableness and vir
tue. Yesterday morning she complained
of headache, and slight illness, and her
mother, thinking a little medicine would
be of service, took from the drawer a paper
containing what she supposed to be Epsom
salts, mixed the dose, and her daughter
drank it off. Fatal draught! She imme
diately exclaimed, "Oh, mother, you have
riven me the wrong medicine; this is not
salts, for my throat is burning up." Alas!
it was too true! Her terrified parent ad
ministered castor oil, and sent for a doctor;
hut it was of no avail. Her daughter's
face swelled; violent retchings seized her,
vviih a discharge of clotted blood fram her
in an agony too dreadful for language to
describe! At 9 o'clock, a. m. the fatal
imafe) was taken; at half-past 11, she l v
a stiffened corpse!
A Roman Catholic Priest convicted f
oeaucnon John JUWulty, a priest of
the Ho man Catholic persuasion, was tried
in Franklin county, New York, Lvt week,
for the seduction of a young lady, tin
daughter of Patrick M'Furlin, and found
guilty the jury giving S2,500 damages.
It is stated that both parties are Ho man
Catholics the defendant a priest, and iIk
plaimiffa prominent member of that church
Taking advantage of the unlimited confi
deuce which his holy , calling guned ftr
him in the plaintiff's family, the defendant,
under various pretexts, induced his victim
to accompany him to his house in Hog ms
burg, and, on several occasions, to remain
there for a considerable leneth of time.
I here seemed to be nothing improper in
this, as the sister of the defendant and two
other females resided in the house with
him; and he, too, was the spiritual f..t!i-r
and guide of the young girl, from whom, of
all men, she had the least reason to suspect
harm. On the occasion of one of these
visits, the arts of the libertine exhibited
themselves. Not succeeding at first, he
repeated his infernal arts, till at length he
accomplished his brutal purpose. Judge
Willard charged thejury in a very clear
and forcible manner, and having recapitu
lated and commented upon most of the ev
idence, concluded by requesting them to
bear in mind that the verdict which they
should bring in would show their apprecia
tion of the value of feimle virtue. After
being out about an hour, the jury returneel
into Court with a verdict of S2.500 for the
plaintiff. It is the intention of the defen
dant to file a bill of excepiions to some of
the decisions of Judge Willard, and move
for a new tri;d.
f 1 it bu to !ive$ which be did to a consid
erable distance, and on coming to the sur-
face, made the best of his wav out, and
ho niCj regardless of the whistle of his mas
ter, while the bea .tilul bird aiched his
necl-, a d sailed triumphantly over with
PMatthias, the impost er, and brother
ff Joe Smith is not dead. Last week,
beml and a!!, he va on b ard one of the
North river steamboats looking as grave
a an owl and as lascaUy as lago.
EJA large bundle of some, thousind
champagne wine labels, lately passed
through the Boston Custom House, and
have gone to New York. They were
printed in England, in colors, expressly
for the Ameiican market. Let champagne
wine drinkers look out.
(3The Buffalo Free Press states that
the following is a correct enumeration of
the persons on board the steamboat Erie, at
the time of her conflagration:
Swiss passengers ISO
Cabin " 50
Deck " Americans, &c. 50
Tolal loss of lives ' 242
The loss in money is estimated at S300,-
1 he boat cost about S73,000. Mer-
Aoi'e Exhibition The N. York Silri,
in its notice of the proceedings of the Me
dic d Coil go of the University of N.
York, mentions the following singular
A young thin twenty-five years old was
tiicn in'rodu ed and seated in a chair. At
he request of a professor he laid open hM
bosom,, wl en there were exposed to view
a pair of perfectly formed br asts, precisely
like those of the female subject at the
age of twenty years. In all other respects
the young man was naturally constituted.
Mis head, face and proportions were of a
decided maseu'ine stamp; but in this one
peculiarity, he differed nothing from a
young woman. He betrayed something
like maiden timidity at this public expo
sure, and as soon as his cae had been elu
cidated, withdrew from observation.
Cure for Rattlesnake's Bite. the fid
t.inical pbnt named the Liatris, is certain
Iy a specific in the venomous bite of this
species of snake. There are now three
species of the plant mentioned under the"
genus Lia'ris. Tliey are the Liatris Spi
cata, Liatris Scariosa.and Lialris Squarro
sa. They are commonly known by the
name of Rattlesnake's Master.
The species Spicafa grows very abun
dantly in this country, and can easily be
found any where upon our prairies. The
common form of administering it is to make
a decoction of its root in milk and apply a
poultice of it to the bitten part, and give
the liquor internally. The medical virtues
of the plant are said to depend upon its
tcrebimhinate and diuretic properties.
Guardian la a Queen. Arguelles has
been elected personal guardian of the Span
ish Queen. He has shone and suffered a
bundantly in the cause of Spanish liberal
ism; yet there is nothing in his opinions or
character which will necessarily estrange
him from Espirtero. Upon concord be
tween them depends in a measure, the sta
bility of any kind or remmnt-of constitu
tional Oovcrnment. Espartero's official
salarj' is a bund reel thousand dollars, as solo
Hegent of Spain.
Railroad Speed. An instance of the
nmazintr raniditv with which rommiiniPii-
chandise on board is estimated at 20,000, lion can now be effected through the medi
ated it is supposed the emigrants had about jllrn of railroads, was afforded recently irf
S1S0,000 in specie ! What sacrifice of , England. A special train was dis-
properly as well as
fearful 'destruction of
(fjSiatislics of the Methodist Protest
ant Church, prepareel from official pro
ceedings of the annual conferences by the
Agent of the Methodist Protestant and Fa
Pittsburs Conference, 7S
North Carolina "
South Carolina 44
patched from Birmingham to London
on election business, at 12 p. m. (calling
in its course at seven intermediate stations
and suffering delay altogether of fourteen
minutes,) ar.d arrived at Easton station at
eleven riiinutes past 3 a. m. ; thus perfor
ming the distance of 112 miles, exclusive
of stoppage, in two hours and fifty-seven!
Novel Combat. A few days ago a large
Newfoundland bog dashed into the lake at
Pittsville, in pursuit of two beautiful
swans, and their cygnets, who were tran
quilly navigating the lake. The parent
swans immediately prepared to convey
their charge out of danger, the male bird
gallantly bringing up the rear, like a man
of war protecting its eonvoy. The dog
emboldened by their flight, gave chase
still more vigorously, when the male swan
suddeuly tacked about, and by a dexterous
. l . .uo hpcirtif snRRniit'!i. ueiirmm
mouwi ' t:..0,t ,n,i ch aa manoeuvre, sprane from the water, and
came on convuisiuuo "" viivj i o -
niuiilVII VII 1M.7 "W -'.,
instantly sunk him. The dog had nothing
Dancing on Nothing. One of the
most astonishing wonders that is exhibited
by the jugglers of Hindoostan, is the feat
of dancing in the air without any apparent
support. The performer first appears stan
ding on a square box, about two feet high
holding in one hand a cane, the end of which
rests on the end of a tree selected for the
purpose. The audience being admitted
within the curtains, the peiformer, after
bowing, &c. commences dancing very
dexterously on the box, to the music of a
pipe or other instrument; and when the au
dienee have sufficiently admired his danc
ing in that manner, the box is, apparently,
from motives of sheer mischief, suddenly
withdrawn from under him by one of the
spectators. Then appears the wonder of
performance for the dancer, without be
ing in the least incommoded, nor even ap
pearing to notice the abstraction of the box,
continues as before. This having contin
ued a short time, he stops, bows, thanks
and dismisses the audience, who leave
him standing without any other connection
with the earth, than by way of the cane
and the stump.
The mystery is soon explained. The
cane ts of iron, but painted in imitation of
a rude stick with bark on one end of the
stick passes down the center of the stump,
while the other end passed up the sleeve of
the performer, and round his body, just be
low the arms. From this a branch passes
down his back to a girdle which is drawn
round the waist, or hips. The part that
passes down the stump is made in some
meagre elastic, so as to allow him a slight
verticle motion during the performance,
which adds to the mystery 9I the scene.