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Geneva advertiser. (Geneva, N.Y.) 1841-1842, December 22, 1841, Image 2

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Mif--'/' I* \A* 1 JW> a. i *• *'? > H V l '-&%> £'••&. Iff- %:•\ • '. Ms**.,\ : 'l • i»r'. §& -;\ feT Fk' K.-- I'- ticfti s :v^v r . II. 1., S2 KOR THIS GENEVA. AtiVEimSER. There is perhaps no subjelj^ Messrs. I^tOjs, which has so inuclrinter^ti(;t|e :mindji>f mif>' in the present age, (ifwe ext^pl thafof Bp%w>4) asi the subject of SI^VERV.. '•<*,,• • / It has called; fortfe all the i$«e*i$^&nd : exer- cised alt the, pOWefs of jjfe^ttenee- which very many great and good; men on this Ind the other side of the Atlantic possessed, in order to Sever the bonds which'have been so long rivited upon the benighJNsi; African-*-©* a| least, to alleviate'; fids sufferings, ahdmeh>rateh1s condition, And to such men did not only the oppressed owe «mch of gratitud:e> but ey,erj j^%of our face (capable of feeling anyinterest iti the promotion plf his feilow's goodj andbis elevation and ad^ncement in the scale'-pf^eii^^'^l^a gt'ateM sense of jpjr! spring up within his;bosom as he contemplated the success^ small through it was, comparatively, but re«aarkabi« und*r the circumstances,---of the efforts that were made, Aud they feel perhaps the more, pained When they contrast the present condition: of the slave in this country with that of afow-yeaES sinee, and behold this great good almost wholly stayed, Of at least very much re- tardedrby the. injudicious ,db$traciiofti$ts of the last few years. It is more or less characteristic of the human family, and it has been said of us particularly, that we are unwilling to engage in any enter- prize of benevolence without being aroused and driven into it by an unusual excitement and the. force (for the time; Being) of .a-pb&rtien of public opinion^and that then we are aprao become so wiiolljy engrossed with.the subjeerexciting us, as-to exclude from our minds others of equal, and . it may be more, importance,, . . I think this is precisely ©use condition in; refer- ence to the subject of Slavery, when considered in its varied aspect, We have notbnljthe slavery anipng us» which, involves, the freedom^ of the black population of the south, but wefiawa speciesof slavery Which involves the Mberty of ourselves, and some of the highest enjoyments of Whleh our naturals; sus T qeptible-^-a siaveEy to. ignoranceand pesjioiK Our forefathers have rendered: their names il- lustrious by a willingness to sacrifice their all of this world, rather than submit to the tyranny of a British mpnarch; and we theinheritora of that dearly bought and mvaluahte legacy, which has been bequeathed to us by the best blood andtears of our ancestors, stand \ready to repel every at- j tempt to wrest it from us ;, and yet notwithstand- ing all this we are giving ourselves voluntarily to a species of slavery, which robs us of many of our highest enjoymentshere, and is certain to di- minish, by incapatitating us fpr, the enjoyments j of hereafter. I mean, to Jtvanc( of love of gain, than which amore fdrmidable tyrant never threat- eiied pur destiny. ^ ' I So wholly are.we given, up already to-this, in- fluenee^that at vast majority seem, to aim at Both-1 iug bey ond ife, in mind or pffort. We rise in the moritti%(it ma^be^by the time Old SoPs'bright rays fn-st streak along the eastern., horizon, chas^ ihgawaythe darkness of night and unfolding the ibeautiespf eaithinrall their rich Variety and loye- llnessi and yet,io inteut are we upon: the claims of fhjs uniyeis&ily.ruling passion, that the good- ness of our Cfeeatoxj as developed in sarrounding naturer, isrmogfri^fee time nnperceived/aDd thfe hallowed emotions and exercises of the heart al- ways- cpnsee^uent upon their observation, unfelt by the devoted Worshipper of Mmtvmqii. We rise in the morning, and se4k with ah ea^ g,erness.that has rendered our people pmverbifcl for'.their application to the various ? pursuita of o'ltf country, bending all our jpowertpf)rrtind.an.d body to the pbjed: of our peculiar 94lKng--for- gettihg the Claims which others have upon us, and the duties We owe to our farnilies ? and>friends. Our families in a great measure neglecied-Hflo tinle for the entertainment 6f friends—utter stran- gers to nearly all the joys that flow from social intercourse, and a propef atp^ciatioh of our do^- mestic relations—ties the hxosfc tender and eri- dearing^. (in the outset;,) aa2[ obligations the most sacred andimposingare fhrPwha^ide and dlsre-' garded by the influence vShieh this Unfortunate j iftduigfince exerts upon us^ 4nd,y^t- G n we, go in the same round, as every su©cessiv£ day rolls insupprx' us^ until, disabled hy disease or other eaii^es from a contimianofe,' fob fitidt, ourselves qUite^unjpfepafed for the enierg^cy^ and our re- 30ur#es ehtifely cut off. 9S fastens upon usv i^otoiilyji9%mindi^p^ #id |e|radediby an Inordinate lpie-of g^i^ |AI| : TI|e -^sts^^isjea, fevpa /^de^ol-tlie itwiiles* mUp\s, \fm4^^^t \K^a be clieckedjlaud the mind turned to the considera^ tion sof .otlie? objects and 9ubje<jtf of Ihfihitely more importance in view even of {M^pm^ho,^ piiiess. ••;* ' •' ..^-.MscirAifici*' TO »E cajjtri)j^b, flie whoi« wa ^ aiguine»tat*ve, andniany pirtsbea\tiA%.eloquent «ndwo donpjthifk; WO are saying too much for ]^ f i/\fhen;we'; say that the subject was nmt k OM^earih^and estimation so ably, -i & Wi- ne l^^P •^--N ' ***•\.\nrMHtawia •rm -wis afiNEdfA ^pV^R'qsiseR. Messrs. Editors t-^-We hotic^d the awest of Elder IfN.4Lpp, (in jfpur paper pf last week,) % a lliiiversalist ladyiii Pepvideoooj'fi;. I., and ypur concluding comjngfit^ sewed Mm *%ftr.? > As to the merits bf, this pafticular case, we know nothing ^iiaitever,' upr do we design or desire to pass upon it j hut v/e have not forgotten the time when the same individual was, in our midst speaking at the top of his voice, ,,ond de- ctaring (because of the unwillingness^ as we sup- pose, on the part of some of the village churches to co-operate with; him) that tho ^ £ devil was cm-Jed, up in the steeple^tops of our churches,^ and ipany other things like unto it, &.c, We remernber, too, With much satisfaction, that he achieved some good, but with much regret that a great proportion of his achievement has gone back again, and so far, probably, that their pre- sent condition is worse than their former one.— Still, we have some doubts as to the responsibil-. ity'm this respect, resting veryheaviiy upon him. Although we eannot subscribe to any effort to hurry a people ignorantly and feariHgly into the church, or a. profession of that religion which, is revealed to us in the word o£ God, upon the mere say so of any man, without having even scanned many of its pages, to say nothing of deliberation J and thought in the periisal of'tbem, still we are' inelinod to give to every man his due, and* award to Elder K. our belief that he aceomplished some good among.us; and while we concede thus mueh to Mm, under the influence 5 of the same' principle we feel equally bound to award to our! neighbor his due also, in condemning the fre- j qiient abuse, if iiot gross^and ignorarjit m|srepre- j sentations mjide by him in. reference to«the same { profession of which she, is a \member j who has | instituted this suitagainst him. I We do not like to seeour neighbor decried in an ungenerous and ungentlemanly way* even though they are in error. '• W^ do not like to see, iri attempting to preach the^rHiciple|iof tSe. glo- rious 5 gospel Of Christ, the ttnlimited indulgence of a spirit which aims directly in the face and eyes of' the dpctriflOs taught u$ iji that blessed Book. We do not like to see its fundamental principle, Ckariiy, throwh aside, and all. unchar- ilablwcs? exei<cised m^^ dealingwithtbem. > They are men as well as we,and;haviffgttPught upon that great subject and arrived at conclusions differing from ourselves, we have no right to misrepresent their motive? or reasonings,, no? call in question their honesty, Or in any way! .abuse them because they do not think as we do* Nay, I will ^o one step farther, and say that I_ do.not believe We are in the exercise of a truly Christian spirit, when-we discard them from our society, and deny them that intercourse vyith ourselves which our social- constitution requires at our hands, and either privately o'r puljliely.' proscribe them. I mean: of course to be underr stood as referriBg BOW: to those against-whom e was none of tliatoiitentatious haranguing which gonerally has its foundatibu in i'gnorance, ; and which so uniforraly accompanies the ad#- eaitesof Abolition} but an abundanqe of aimpli- ^ity-as \v#* as information characterised the ad- dressj and pqrhaps he may not deem it asking too much of liim\ when we request its commit- ment to writing (as nearly as possible') and dl* rection to yoin; office, for the pin-pose of yowifcf'. ing it more than it was possible \a ^ dOWhen de- livered before, his audience. ; A*f AppiTOfc.-' FmmtM K%ng4Qn(Gm<*fayMritwh> A circumstance occurred on Thursday last which has created no little excitement in town. About noon, a gi-and display of colpts yv'as ob- served on board one of the iWwssrSi Ives* schoon- ers, the Invincible, an Amerifetin bpttom, laid up for the season at Ives' wharft .. This jvould hiiVfl excited no attention, but for the singula and it seemed, premeditated circumstances^ M tljere be- ing several Yankee flags uppermost and the Bri- tish flag flying below. M soon a¥-tlsoys waavob* served, a paity'of gehtleiaen,-eight or nine in number, forthwith proceeded oh* board the vesr selj hauled down the obnoxipus fla^ and re- hoisted them in an inverse position, having the British Ensign flying above them -.-m. In doing this, some little violence was doubtless conirait- ted, for which the Messrs. Ives procured siun- monses against the offending-parties. Wej^t day (yesterday) the case wasllieard bofore Messrs. Marks, McFarlane, Wijson and Ba)cer> at the Court-Housfr^ and Capt. Sandom,l|. ?F; was in attendance, (we believe as a withfesv^ J%. John Ives deposedy that tlte disptey of mes in the offensive manner described, was entirely an accidental circumstance 5 that he had given or-Jwqs ders to the Ship*keeper, one Mr, Jpfles, an Bng^ lishman,* to gather to|ether the several flags be^* longiug to tlie schooners laid up, ihd dry them preparatory to th'eir being brought on snore for the winter. That they were hoisted with the American flag above, because the American flags were larger than,those of Great Britain j and fur- thermore, that had he or any of his brothers KCH ticed the display, they would of themselves have hauled them down. It was also proved^ that 'Mr. Jones, the Ship-keeper, did not at all resist the hauling down Of the flags and their re-hoist- ing, and endeavoTedto explain to the,angry gen- tlewen, who boarded his vessel, that itfwal en- tirely an accidental occurrence, and of his own doing. Captain Sandom observed that this wa* not a primary transaction on board the Messrs, Ives J schooner^ inasrnuch as duriflg the summer he had had occasion bo order the lowering of a flag at Port Dalhousie; should he witness any furtheransult to the British rjag while he had,the honor to command.on the Lakes, he should pror ceed summarily towards the vessel^ and also pt^t the severity of\the law in force against the of- fenders---fhe penalfy being^ Z500, l^or this ob- servation, the gallant Captain was loudly cheered by the bystanders. The magistrates said, that as a breach of the law had been committed, in ille- gally boarding the ship and pulling down and partly destroying^ the flags, they should fine the defendants One Dollar each, in' addition tp-the sum of seven shillings and sixpence, the, arnount of damage done to trie flagsT • \• * T 1H l^kM f).IO^i«kO^ .WKB*«.«W N'JBVV.TfORk,. 0iaa#^wp^Tli|,iai4)*(iach of the eacmd se'ftso* of ^Mftirias, %dmes me to jcemind you of tho collection recommended to bo made on YliAlU'aiBr iit'.idd.^f^1^e..f)6UDul.jrQc.didfLbled .Clergy^.. inen. The wisdom ftnd expediency, m welfass obligation, of this effort, for the relief of our brethren, suffering in poverty tjnder the inroads of disease, or the inihmities of a,ge, hft^heeii ainply yindicated by the loud rOsponse of appro- bation. \vliich has' rosoundod throughout the Churchy and by the mbro, signal tesjmony.ex- hibited in the adoption of a similar plan by the two extehsive arid inlluential 3&ioe«gi6s of JP«nn- sylvania and New>¥ork, When thus provoked .**wi*jr v**»^***V**#M,J * *t»-»-^w»f v**v ***f-*JH|.*fii**¥' vjt tliy 4/1W\* cese will equal,- if hot cjcceedrtJie amount of its foj-niOr i^htiibutipM. \Five m $nf Brete«ii aro BOW sharing* with cordial gratitudew the benelits of this fund. In tiie°vici8situdol of life, ftmopg a body of clergy, one-tooth of whom are p^st sixty-years of age, other applwations for Sssis- tanee may bo expected. Indeed^ aofije are now befpre ihe, on mostaffecting grounds. And as tivo balance on hand ftom the former colfection is small, urgent reasons exlrt forthe corttiiwiance and increase of the liberality of the CJhurches to this interesting and touching object. In ivery coijgregation 'the collection should be made, and the proceeds, whatever be the ainpunt, trtaisrnit* ted ?if ohce to the Treasurer, Maj, $JMM KJEKS, jPostmaistef, (Jenova, Ontario Cpuntjir, dommeiiding the claims of our disabled breth- ren to your warmest sympathies, and both them and yon to tlie prbtectipn, guidance, and blessing, of the Holy Spirit, I remain Aftectlonately yours^ in the Xiordj WJM.*IAM H. BE L.\NCJ5TF> , Miskop of th& ffiosm of W. & j. December 1,1841, ^ Jfa, Ertennve Forgery^ committed by a mem- ber of a firm, heretofore in respectable standing, discovered yesterday. Mr. KirkvOf the commission house of Kirk & Johnston, 121 Front-street, offered to a broker a. note of his firm for $5000, purporting to be en- dorsed by John Johnston, of the firm of Boorrnan & Johnston^-this was declined, but with an in- timation that ix note for a smaller amount, en- dorsed by the house instead of one of itspartrjers, would be brought, Accordjngly \Mx Kirk sooji\ refeurrted with it note for/Ar«e thfiuMnd dollar^••. ondprsed by Boormon, Johnston 8$ Co., which he was told to loave and call for tha money in an hour. Meanwhile the note was sent to Boor- man & Johnston, who pronounced it a forgery. Mr. Kirk did hot return j and upon further in- vestigation it was ascertained that on notes in difterent Banks, the National Bank of America* and Banfcof Few-York, the name of Jojin John- ston had been forged to the amount of fifty-*ix thousand dollars. Search Was immediately made ibr Kirk, but be had disappeared. Hi? pai-qler, however, GeorgeHohnston, Jr. was arrested and committed to prison, but no money was found upon him. The Police are on the alert for Kirk. — & Y. Jlmerican. t( Areyou not going to educate your children ?' ? it_ was asked of an old German farmer in JPenj|r- sylvania. \ |fo, my eldest son learned to write* and he forged my natoe.\ The reaspning of the farmer was just, if learn- ing be the whole of education. CANDOUR.—The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if We observe We. shall find that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them* Mir. VAN BunEN,--In a late number pf the AI~ nothing can be said, except the mem difference of opwuoTO. \•.*'-• ;If they are not thoroughly honest in their be- lief, they certainly will find no reason to con- tinue, and if they are, do not let us, by adopting a course of proscriptibfl, aim to re'fider them otherwise by forcipg,them to the abaiidonment of their oyen, or adoption, of ours\ but in all pos- siliie Christian ways, to deal withthem upon the subject, leaving the msitingsto Miiiiy who looks (ih the estimation of the.waiter) more to the in- tent of the-hOart than to any Outward,, though it may be, very popidaf profestiom CHARXTYN .FOR THE GJa^EVA ADVERTISEH. \• Messrs*-- Editors---Wei read your notice^ and attended.the lecture of Mr. BUBI,EIGH, on the evening Of'the 15th itistaht, aijd although we cannot subscribe to several things said upon the occasion, We feel bound to acknowledge it one of the rtfbst powerful Anti4Slavery efforts we ever listehied to. Occupymg tne position that wedjd^vfe.-could ^eppthiug, in the appearance of the; spei&,er Whenhtf-began, in his manner or itiqitir^ avail- calculated to impress iis very fa* A nut for the superstitious is given in the New Orleans Crescent, upon the-sacred honor Of one of the most respected citizens of that city, in a story of which the following is,the substance.— • On the morning of the*twehty-third of Septem- ber last, abputtwo o'clock in the mpf ning, Mon- sieur de C-^-, a w Orleans}^ but^at that from art uneasy slumber by the'rustling curtains about his couch. He felt a- cpl(| hand pressed upon his pw% and feTi^i^i that he heard a^oice Wtfiich he reooghized as Kis sott's>?ay, \%therl IamdyingP , So decided ah^^ impress- ion had this presentiment Ufaoffihls mind, thathe^ , - w -~ —„. _„.__„„_ v _.. immediately-lot up and noted-dovrn the chcum- ?* preference on^the part of the Argas and noth . stance, and & precise time' that it took place, mg^re. But a to make Mr. Van Buren respon Two weeks after this eccurrehde he wiis ott his Uible forthe article, and then call it a nomjnatipn ation of Mr. V. B. to the Presidency, ahd have commenced their assaults on him accordingly. 3#ow, to us,^thm appearslabsuM ehotigh, for giv- ing the article the meaning tfaatthese whig jour- nals attach to it, it only amounts to a declaration I voyage to New Orleatts;, and a few days aifo.ho ' arrived there. His first enquiry was—\Where and how is my son ?\ -'•* s ' { He is dead and in his grave,\ was the answer. After the poignancy of his grief had subsided, he detailed to a friend in whb^e arms his beloved son had died^ an account of his^t¥ahge, presenti- ments, when, to hisgre^tastonishmeht, B5s friend told him that his son died' on the 23d of Sepfeto- ber last, at two o'clock: in the moroirfc'itod, that >the last words heutteredweife, \Father! I am dying!\ • „ \ • .'\-•.' 0^1-descriptions of Slayej^'there is nohe ! vorablyy^u^befprle^e ha/3.proceeded but a very norl' Id le ,3ji^reedted th;ari 'fe| vs|jicii t avarice, : li^tl^ mife ]%# s'a% ; tJ ;the! d3w.ftings of what folt Thin Shoe*?—A summer birdthat has lin L late into the autumn* ieaving v its timid- footprint in the first fall of snpwf,;eve^rBmin48 u&ot&m- icate fair one, in HWht thin-slippers,,.on^coid icy pavement. The,bird' cah ^scaple to a.warm clime, and in the sprihg.can. reappear,: but the la- dy is on that journey frOm^vhieh there is no re- turn. Themusic ofthe birdtinay agaitt fladden its native tree, but her voice ; wiU iUOtagain cheer the hearth of her home.\ The badges of sorrow andthe slowly retosnH»g, Ke^e,^will'• soon tell what that slipper has doiie.v. ,1, ••. icr The'Qjtiebec VmKQ^i^w®^™ the ground,^*thp^ihstfnt.,', , ; '' '/' is doing that gentleman manifest injustice. If at the proper time the democracy select Mr. Van Buren as their candidate for the presidency, we tryst he will accept the nomination, but till he is brought out in that way> it is highly absurd to make him responsible for the manner in which his name is used by his political friends.— -JRoch, Rep, , * > While a class ofnewspapersat the north, man- aged mostly by irresponsible men, are making a great noise about the Anti-bond party in Missn> pi, the newspapers at the south declare that near- ly the whole population Of^Mississippi, including •whigs, are in favor of Repudiation. Most of the whig candidates for the legislature, while on the stump, it is said, pledged themselves* if plectedy to vote against the payment of the bonds. ..' When the public voice is so united among: those who know the circumstances under which the bonds we.re obtained, is there not some reason to^ believe that they should not be paid?— On. Stan. GOOD NEWS.—-The I%isian fashionables have disearded tight lacing, and the ladies of that city now have their waists as large as nature intended them to be. The shape,and figure of the cele^ brated Venis de Medicis, is all the rage, , ,', / «. .. '\*'H»imii»ii v A •t . ' • / i ;• .-If ' •• /' J

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