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Daily sentinel. (Ogdensburgh, N.Y.) 1848-1848, May 22, 1848, Image 2

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nrntammm n ' DAILY BBNTKEL..- • ; .- . . | if • .- - ' MOND'AY, MAT?, 23. ~~ Og'dbnsfturgli, St . Jdatvjronco County. DV«WI9E'!lI(;NT^ TO.IS5URE INSERTION SHOULD B E HAN • DEDiNiBiEitav AS FOUH r, xr. * - > \\ ' - X-IStiSlt' OP ADV-BRTWING' MR EVERT FIVE LIKES OU UXVGK, TEN *JI ™ B TH E V1RSIINSBIWION, ANU0NBCS3J--*oR EVKIIV SUDSEqCEJH • W3ERTJOX. STEAMER. NIAC^;—.vv^haye .ijeon request- ed, ty'tme-of the .proprietors of this vessel to st %tothat-she will be in the moutliof the Gte- nescc river for repairs in the course of a day or two, and that' Hie paragraph in this paper ot Saturday morning was incorrect. GIIEEK PEAS,-^^ observe thjt green pea s were in Hie Utica Market on the ifaKfbstiaxt. AheadofusvT - ~\ . _ n , Awful\ aad_Sl6MjL^^gP^.-a Wholo . - FatouryTKffcBerSoy Wo hare just learned a few of the parEie-ri. lars of a most unnatural and shotting affair -which occurred on Thursday.njght last, in the to\m o'l B3gecorab, about five miles from \VViscassat Village/'A man'named'Plrdr- Lam—we have not learned.'his Christian name—about 45 years of age, \by 0coupa.ti.an a ship carpenter, wjtk a sharp axq complete- ly 3'ccapitedfds ictfc, and fourchilhu, the old- est'child about twelve years ofagoilcnvingtlie •heads hanging to the bodies only by a small portion of the neck, and then out his own throat most effectually -with a razor. T3xe iatrier and two sons were in a bed in one room, and the mother and two ^daughters in the same situation iu.another room, ' The house standing some, distance • from other dwellings, thp awful deed was not dis- covered tintil ^onid'iime on Friday, when the anolhDr,oXlhe--man r J having- feecasioiHo visit -the house, iound the inmates in the horrible situation described j not a soul being left to tell-tho talc of blood. Bat the mangled vic- tims of a father's madness, the fatal axe, tb-e •marks ol blood upon the door, 'the father's throat and the open razor; disclosed au awfcl tale: while a paper .found on the premises, in the joint hand-writing of the parents, re- vealed a condition of mind which shows how fearfully appallihg are the fruits of religions error. It appears that Mr, and Mrs, .Finkham, had Been victims of Miller delusion. The paper to which we have referred, .an'exuct.coDy of* -which was seen by oiir informant, contained. at statementin. tho hand-writing of Mrs. P., followed by another, by her husband., set{iiig forth that they had become tired pflile—tha* •there\ was nothing k prospect for them wortJEx living lor, and that they had mutually agreed -upon the destruction of^themselvcs'and chil- dren ; requesting tht)t. .their \bodies might tie depositdd in a stone tomb. The wife when found was in bed, partially •undressed, the eyes as obeh as. .thotigh awake at the moment of decapitation. The children Ttverealsoin bed, probably 'sleeping, Juncort- cious of any danger, ' . \ \ „^ - | J?rom the ( Gbui'ierand Enquirer ' J FREE TRADE^SD THE FRENCH itevourriON. ;Among/!jje results likely'to grow; out of the 1 ' .{overthrowOftheFrencj* monarchy, and the, triumph over it, and oyer all other cla'sses of \ nt n( j.'!''f'f('/ff the working, men of Paris, thr to aomesliciwiusiry, inopposition opposite The Bank of' Erie; sit Erie, Pennsylvania, Jtas snspended the reaemption ol bills. .Its' circulation is from two to three thousand dol- lars, • <, to the dog- mas qf fretf>trade. and cosmppolita} equality_^_ seeros likely to be installod'as a fundamental principal of the new regime, 'whatever precise form, it may take. , . TJke three days of luly, 1830, and the throne of the barricades,-were tha work mainly of what M Lhte Mane calls • the- bmirjoisie — that isj employers of all sorts, merchants, law- yers, shopkeepers,* &c, which he designates as a class apart, and as contradistinguished from those, the greater number, who live upon daily wages, and whom alone 'he calls\ the people.\ This people did indeed then, its i n February last, fight in the streets and behind the barricades side, by side with the National Guards made up of the banrgoisis, against the- , defenders ofthethrpne;buksyhen-fhevictory was won, thispeople reapeduttlp or no benefit .from ft, andthe consequences were shaped and fashioned wholly by and for the .benefit of the hourgoish, \ ' Bp£ nowMaught by the experience of 1830, \ the people\ of M Locis JI.ANC mean to keep the game in. their own keads-=-and take care that tney - aswell.asthp4eie#«!sfe, reapa.full share of its honors and profits, and. especially that henceforjh labor, shall be apqwer in the State, and the care of i(s rights be committed to those who know its toils, privations and sufferings; Labour therefprc4s to be placed by the necessity of the case, in direct competi- tion with capital—and the laws and policy of the new Republic are to be fashioned—so as; at all tinvcV-if possible, to secure to labor both the moans of exercise and its reward, Of course, as essential to carrying out this policy, a.prcference musthe secured by law, to domestic labor or industry—and hence one\ of the certain and invitable consequences of the establishment of a Republic in France, lounded by and for \ the people,\ as defined by M. Ii. Blum —must be an exposition to the dogma of free-trade—of which the fundamen- tal proposition is money cheapness-, and con- sequently the redaction of the wages of labor tothelowestpossiblerateby means.of the sharpest and most unlimited competition. Free trade therefore is not—if this view of the origin, nature and tendency of the French revolution be correct—-synonymous with polit- ical and social freedom—but on the contrary in direct opposition to them. And such we confess to be out own view of the case. We have again and again main- ' tamed in this journal and elsewhere, that in a free country there is something much more desirable, more precious,, more worthy to be aimed at than \. money cheapness\ of the t commodities ol life. We liaVe insisted that cheap goods andlbw wages make cheap men im'd low morals; andjtaasmuchasa republic is essentially in controdiction with itself and its vital principles, When its men and itsmor- als are degradeff, \we have maintained it to bo among the-iirstandmdst obligatory of politi- cal .arid, social duties in Uris republic, to pro* feci do7ftcsticiuditstri/ r < ' *-, ' . It is of far higher interest to. us as a people, to adopt and-adhere, to a policy, which will elevate* the laboring man—even though' it shouldbej>M«J, vljiehitisnot, that such a policy m|U retard the accumulation- ; of na- tional \wealth or impose sqme. extra burdens on property—than to buy our' clothes, or our groceries, or our implements of labor, at a somewhat lower money price. it is better, instead ofpoor law rUfes, aug- meted.'sp as to eke out the scanty wages paid by.employers to-wbrkmen, as in England, and extracted by process of law from,-reluctant contributors, thatrconfiiimprc: fn tliid' republic. wnicn -lncmaestne- whole population, should voluntarily submit to a small, indirect, and almost imperceptible; addition to the p)ice^Qf__ the articles they consurae.-in order that (bela- boring man may earn such wages as will enable him properly to clothe himself and\ family, to feedandeducate them as rational ,-i andresponsible beings, having rights pot du-\ • • ties, equal with those of the most wealthy, or tine most powerful, and to fit them for; thp due discharge of their duties as part and parcel of the government of the- country. It were beter, we say, that the laboring man -be enabled to do this,-at4h<rfndire'ct Cost of the consumer, than that he should be ground down to the lowest-compensation upon which life can be sustained, and that even part of this scanty compensation should be extracted by law from the general property of the State, - TERRIBLE STORM ANO Loss op .LIFE,—We have been per/rnitted to read a Jetlor/from, a young gentleman in Montgomery, to a friend in Frankfort, from which we learn that -the North end of Montgomery county (Ky.) was visited by a terrible and'destructfvdslorm on the 5th inst,. By \vMch the dwellings of Mr. Kemper and Mrs. Mitchell were prostrated, and the family of the latter buried beneath her.' dwelling.- Mrs.'MitchellandMrs.Anderson, were both killed instantly, Several other per- sons in the house of Mrs. Mitchell, to wit: James Mitchell, Mr. Calahan, Miss Tread- way and Mrs,_SJVlitchoiland'her little son,. . were severely injured; the latte^ it 5s feared, mortally.—[Baltimore Patriot. ' Washington CorespMmce of the Argus, \ Yesterday Gen- Cass delivered a very elaborate and able speech uppn the Yucatan question, which was listened to with profound attention by the Senate and a large aMense. Mv basextThe riglirid^Inlcrlere in .the premi- ses upon thaduty of self-preservation against the introduction of the 'non-Europcan-coloni- zation principle laid down by Mr. Monroe in 1819. The duty of interference on the score of humanity he made a secondary point only; taking care to draw the distinction broad and. clear between the obligation and propriety of interference in. the affairs of other nations in ordinary eases,'and the one under considera- tion.\ This false shallow pretence beguiled tlio'u- sands'into the scheme of Texas annexation. It was pretended that England was managing- to Obtain possession of Texas. This, though, utterly untrue, excited our jealousies, arid we grapsed for what we did not -want, from an_ unfounded apprehension that JEngland would get it. Hence the War with Mexico, Now i.t is proposed to occupy, or in other words to Annex Yucatan, And Geu. Cass, the ready hack of the Administration, springs this party rattle.' The President, in suggesting the occttpan-. *cv of Yucatan to Congress, attempted to cov- er the design under the/ci\ of humanity!—\ But, the disguise was/to thixj-. Evcry'boHy - saw through it, and ribW Goq. -Cass admits thatthe AMflwHtg^-part of the scheme is mly secondary .ajkfsaSeci&^ii.-^Svenfng Jom^__ —-staf. - - * . :. « \ Have you any needles V t •' Yes; -what No., will yon have ?\- \ About \mlf-a-imni^ • \f _tr

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