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haWt VOL. L] Westfield, Saturday, December 23, 1826. [No. 29« AT PUBMSHFO KVF'V SATVRVAT. BT HARVEY 3W23WCOSffiB, WESTEIFI.O, cn\iT\rqrr. co. N. v. T°*^>'-'™f?:J-'f„Jl^ Editor'of*. \COIXMHIASSTA*.\ 3 \?i «* rSr3tc ,hc°n ^r\'n J»—»-«, *.. •«,-. 30, IB. Most kinds of rountrv of 13 or more the office, *l,50v produce received 1a payment, if delivered | in their season •a '\ blazon. O blazon no more my eirours up his broken wounds, and infuses i< to ihe unfeeling world. to his soul a sweet tranquillity — chit r In Christian forgiveness, I am,&c. fulness oner, more lights up its rau- R. S. COFFIN, or the eye of faith rests on scenes beyond BOSTON BAUD. the shadowy grave ; while the renew etl heart lifts its di rout aspirations ti- the throne of God, and with pious hope ejaculates, \ Thy will be done.-' From the Philadelphia. Album. BEAUTY. Personal beauty is but of short dura- tion. It is a flower that blooms with THE HANGING. The demoralising effect of publick in^necii ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^—executions was very fully exemplify bwqucnt's^dygayetyinspnng; withers at the il ( lhis coun|y j^, ueek# Nev ctionwill approackol summer, and perishes in we are infoi ADVERTISEMENTS Not exceeding 1 a square, will be inserted three weeks, for $1. For every su\ insertion. 85 cents. A liberal deduct.*,.. --., -- . . ., . Le made to those who advert.se bv the year. | the chilling winds of winter. Like tin debauch. er, as men, was there so great a Caule>hows,immeis, sleigh te«rr(w««s. -sensitive plant, it shrinks ;.t the rude , ides, all t | l( . pu h|ick gatherings an ravages of disease, and the cold touch drunken routs, put together, cuuld not of the finger of age. There is not a tqual i t There WflS a hu beJnp |Q ^__ m °re dangerous jewel in the whole cas- be pu , t0 dpal h, and some tr?mg extraor- [VV ho that has a heart—who that is not J ket of female charms. How ninny has dinarv must be done to express theii callous to cvervfeclin-of virtuous sensibility, lit prostrated in the dust! How many j oy and satisfaction on the interesting mm reaYfe following patbetick appeal of ( have fallen victims at the shrine of self uCcas ; or) . An extra cupmust be taken, the \Dos ton Bard,\ and not feel a glow of in- j idolatry. Beauty, like a syren on the a double portion of ardent poison must dignaiici towards the cold-hearted, fiend- j Ausonian shore, charms the fancy of its be swallowed, to enable the rioters and likebein- who could thus wantonly lacerate! possessor, as she contemplates it in the debauchees to maintain the proper dis- the feeling! of a dving- man? Yet this man \ mirror, but it is a fatal charm. It is a rpgar d to aIl fce , hg and decency. profess to be a chistian editor ? Alas, how | charm which the syren wil never un- W hat a group appeared at Lenox ! ... , i.i -\i„_„ Dind Jiom the heart Ulltll the Shadow Thrrr -mrrr high f*nnt tiiarh »;«nta«r* -—-* unlike him who said to the weeping Mary, \\• * l I litre werenigh ^not high minded J and i m, if they do not furnish a principle f action. JOHN KNOX. The pure, heart-searching doctrines which were preached by the Scotch a postle, were then, as they are note, oj- J'cnsive to the carnal heart ; and whence he was commanded by the vo- luptuous court of Mary, to desist. Knox, who knew no master, and obey- ed no mandate, that was in opposition to his God and Ids Bible paid no at- tention to the command of the palace. Hearing immediately from the enemies of the cross, who were then as J fear they arc at present, the favourites and friends of the palace, that her or- ders were disobeyed; the haughty Mary summoned the Scottish reformer into her presence. When Knox ar- rived he was ushered into a room in which were the queen and her attend- ant lords. On being questioned con- cerning his contumacy, he. answered plainly that he preached nothing but the banks of the canal, by a well dress- ed individual, who inquired \ has not Mi. Miller been on board of that boat?\ and on being answered in the affirma- tive, demanded my baggage, by the authority, as he alleged, of a written order from me; but being unable to designate what my baggage was, he was foiled in the attempt to become possessed of certain property that was theB supposed, to be in my charge. On the arrival of the boat at Roches- ter, which was between the hours of eleven and twelve at night, the strongest visible evidence was presented to roe that the watch dogs were on the alert; but on assuring themselves that there was no bone worthy of contention I was left to the enjoyment of my own reflections. A few days after these occurrences, a man of good appearance, about 28 or 30 years of age, well equipped, with thou- sands of money at command, was intro- duced to me at Batavia by the name of Daniel Johns, a Canadian, who was anxious to embark, through \ weal or JMa onry- -but mark that man as a hypocrite.] From the Boston Traveller. To Bvon Stjtv, Etq. Editor cfthe Colum- bian Star. poverished the understanding But what is personal beauty ? It is a mere idea. Personal beauty, like col- as well as those without employment- truth, and that he dare not preach lesm \ But, (answered one of the lords)! wo,\ in the crusade against our commands must be obeyed, on pain His story being plain, plausible and of death— silence or the galloics is the I connected, he was unhesitatingly ' per- alternative.\ The spirit of Knox\ milted to become a participator. He was roused by the dastardly insinua- ! aided all he could, apparently in the tion that any human punishment conld\ printing and folding of the Masonick make him desert the banner of his books, and became an active and was Saviour ; and with that fearless, in-(Supposed, efficient guard against \cow- and, to crown the whole, iromenf yes,\describablecourage,which disdains the ans and eavesdroppers\ as well as gracious heaven ! soft, delicate, tender pomp of language or of action, he ; more prominent enemies. He slept in ds, you are! «he printing room with me, with pistols can intimi- ' at the head of his bed, and often ex- what con- j pressed his astonishment that I did net never shall sleep. I now can see the villain, with . „ T-—i * .• yoK,/Aa< »7 his snaky head raised from the pillow, therefore, 1 might say, with propriety. 'What a spectacle! On the back is a matter of no importance to me, inquiring what position I lay in. He that every woman has her number ol g JO und of the picture, was the unhappy when I have Jin ished my work, wheth- uniformly found me perusing a book or admirers in the world. I might say, al-| v j ct j mj m t |, e | ast agony of parting life; er my bones shall bleach in the winds • newspaper. I used to apologize for so, that every woman is beautiful, ancl' on ,j, t j ore ground, were lovers, billing of heaven, or rot in ihe bosom of the disturbing his slumbers by a burning every woman ugly. One of the biog-i and cooing \y Ke doves. The whole earth.\ Knox having retired, one of candle, assuring him that there was no raphers of Dr. Johnson describes his scene as painters say, was in excellent the lords said to the queen, u We may danger to be apprehended from it. I \If the-primary object of the author be to! *\ e as a hu?e U P'. V crealure » a\' 1 >'et keeping. For whatcould be more pro- let him alone, for we cannot punish had become wakeful and watchful; but Aid Mr. Coffin, not only by attracting pob- J ^ r - Johnson loved her dearly : and ihe r „, r ( | ]an r (!| . ,i, f se> w |, ose souls were M- that man.\ Well, therefore, might • not from suspicion of him. \ A handsomely printed octavo of 80 pa- ires ha> just been issued from the press of Way an![Gideon, in this city, entitled \ Thr A meal of»a fermg Genim ; A l'o< <iralAd- drenfurtke Benefit «f tin Button Bard; — And the Triumph of Truth, a Poim. 1>\ Daniel Brvar.. - ' fick attention to his merits as a poet, but al- j memorials of her which he left, prove ' nl(c([ •„/ ,,, e duSest bonds of a fy ec tion, it be said by a nobleman at the grave ™ by replcnUun- bis exhausted purse he is, that he thought her t Mremely oeauti- to go tvvt , Iltv mi | es tl , witness the sever- of John Knox, \Here lies one who '\P U^Z^^Z^^U ,U| - , l he fT' KT\' il b< ' aiity ^ aI \! *** of • *\»' <V \ m a h ^ ! never feared deface of man.\ :'-.\;_; , S !?^^i?!r \. \ !™ \ S «<*«*? Wwl, *** there ,s DO set of fea- ^ ol , mn as thc orcasiol / was , that orew J L^ J injured his own reputation by dissipated hab- its, and has also, as a merited consecpienrc. reduced hitmen\ to a sad s'.atc of poverty And want. Bot there is now abundantei neace that he has forsaken his vicious pursuits, and •- strictly ' i sober man.\ tures which can be called the standard' of beauty Real beauty lives in the lustre of a i cultivated mind together such Thus time passed smoothly on for a- bout 12 or 14 days, enlivened now and then by some remarks at the expense of our enemies, ar.d now and then for- I ming the \ living arch,\ and repeating . the distich, <; We three did agree,\ &c. flower whii h a crowd of spectators, A WISE DECISION. • ! some parts of the scene must, neverthe- Eliza Ambert, a Parisian lady, res- _ _ r ess. have been irresistibly ludicrous, olutely discarded a gentleman to icAoni i During all this time, however, Johns i his is * perennial M ;1 ],. S am | females jumbled together in she. wus to have been married, because was extremely anxious of perusing the ijjh lif 1 , and one common mass- .be .~rni< ,,,d *V. » duuud , Aigxon. Having given manuscript in the upper .^gr^es of Na- Believingin the Christian Rfligion. flourishes in the garden <-l paradise, ; boisterous, rude and disorder!*', tlmrugh him a gentle reproof, he replied,\ that sonry. This desire was not communi- ns it came pure from the lips of its I)i vine Author, I cannot think myself jus- tifiable in resentment of injuries, eithei done to me, or practised upon my when the other is forgotten, and has j ntox j rat j ( „,—the latter full of affection a man of the world could not be so cated to me by him, but thro' another crumbled into dwst It is a charmL^j la | se pre tensions to sensibility, old fashoned as to regard God and person. He was accordingly presen- which does n(»t deceive. The gieat, j *« oil 1 cannot possibly see the poor religion.\ Eliza started .'—but on { ed with the Mark-Master's or 4th de- 'he mighty, and the learned of thej rrH ,„ r hanged now, Indeed I can't— recovering herself, said, \ From this ? ree ; this was on the evening of the 8th friends; yet. sir, even on his death bed. I earth have bowed down before it. Itlj w ishl had'nt come,\ said a pretty moment, sir, when I discover that you oi September; the ncrt day, at noon, a man h.\* a right to free from foul as- claims a higher homage, and a roorej^|j SSi who was hanging on her lover's do not regard religion, I cease to be hfc was missing; he was seen last to go persiotn the character of his friend—of exalted adoiation than the tincture ofj arm ^ an d staring with all hei might,lest yours. He who does not love his God. into the Post-Office in this village, and a friend, too, who has only been guilty the skin. As the silver suiface of thel she sh ou!d lose any part of the shock- om never love his wife constantly and although immediately sought for and in- i.lably pleading the cause, and relieving lucid lake reflects the blue arch of the|j n g s p ecta cle. \ Get off my toes, you sincerely.\ j quired after, was no where to be found the necessities of a fellow bein<r whom I skies, and the bright luminary of 'lay,) brute vou ! ? ' exclnimecl a second. \Oh — TiiTinTrl^^^TiT^TT 1 ~ ! most conclusively demonstiating that Masons know how to secrete as well as yourself acknowledges to have abjured I so does the polished mind of woman re-1 n)ur der!\ squalled a third ''you've • • ^^^^H •*i.^n^nm i'^ .fi MI_ 'i • ii I?J scrushed my bonnet all to n jelly! — his former en ours, and is willing, and fleet a heaven of happiness, illuminated cndiavours to do \ that which is lawful by the sun of science. Those enterpri- nnd light\ in the eye of his Heavenly sing editors who, by their periodical THE MORGAN AFFAIR. Thc editor of the Datavia Advocate, in an- swer to some queries of a correspondent at Father. But my fatal and distressing di*ease warns me that my icmnrks must be brief. REMARKS. \ //\the primary object,\ &c. What, sir.am I to undeistand by the word ' ij'?''. Would \*oo whisper to me,to mv ftieods,] and to the world, that Daniel Bryan has acted, or is capable of actinjr an ungen- \i O O erous part towards a destitute and un- happy individual, whom he never saw. or derived any benefit from during his whale life?—What, sir! do you pre- sume even to insinuate, that the man who stood foiemost in the list of those «ho forwarded me prompt and sub- stantial assistance, is a hypocrite, and * : laughs at my calamities:\ Is one who would pl.ick golden flowers from mv timeless grave, and barter them for his cwn profit and pleasure?—Will you have me add the sin of ingratitude to my soul—the blackest crime in' the great catalogue of human depravities ? publications, are leading the lovely la- \Oh ! how hoi rid, an't it,\ said a fourth, . . . J \ .. ,,., ¥ .: Auburn, has the followmtr:— \I in sure, I never could sentence any ... ^^^^^_ ^- m - arthrybeiaf to be hanged. It was only I have witnessed with astonishment dies of Columbia into the flowery walks j j ast we( .j ; [ \\\^ e to cried mv eyes out an \ soriow l \ e tacMlty with which the of the gardens of literature, deserve the j because a'kitten of ourn got drownded »nq»'' ! »S publick have been misdirec richest smiles of mental beauty, and the ^^^^™ *- J \ *' ' \ r * L '- thanks of every friend to woman & his country. The destiny of American fe- male literature is alieady honourable: I believe it will one day refuse that of the world, and I view with delight the rapid \ march of mind.\ I congratu late the fair beauties on their progress; I admire their personal beauty ; but can never consent that it should rob the mind. Never trust a person who solicits your confidence, for in nine instances out of ten you will be. betrayed. in a barrel o' swill. But la! what's a ted ,n the,r P ursuit *J tn trut,1 » in re,a \ kitten to a man? Howsomever, they «'» n l » , the lnte \ »* a,av,a outrages.\ say he's onlv an Indian; and 1 think all Th « \thousand and one stones,, ' so them are salvages had ought to be hang- •«\ calculated to mislead and bewilder, ed whether good, bad, or indifferent, ha ^ e had a sorrowful effect. In the don't you Mr. Sprigeins?\ » Most in- wilderness of doubt artfully interwoven dubitatiousl v , madam.\ w,t !~' ,he ,ate \2* scene f' P\° ,ck » If it were'solelv a matter of curiosity pmion is at a stand; and while the to witness the parade of divesting a hu- People remain staring and gazing ,n man being of life, or to see how a mis wonder and astonishment, with arms in.in utiiit: ui IIIC, in ill arc nv>« ^ ...... - , . . T .- • IIJ- ., b . I I I i i ,„i, a ,\ ; n folded, Justice is bleeding at every erabie wretch looks, when launched in- » e> j * _ nnrn to eternity under the hands of an exe cutioner, it would perhaps be less ccn surable. But a great part off the spec tators, on such an occasion, are those How amiable the picture prcsented\ wtl h\ n f ortv n ,i| es of them, since their by sensibility in distress! how amia- memory; and who would almost as soon lib; but though full of anguish. Vivw\ m j ss ol going to heaven, as to a hang- it at the bed of a dying friend—be- j ing ._Such persons consult the chroni hold it committing the remains of that' pore. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The Querist will pardon me if in the following statement I do not take up his questions in the order of their sue- it.. •. i .„,., \!•'- cession, and if I omit the names of some who have witnessed every execution .,..,'. • - individuals who were prominent actors in the outrages, as they have yet to an- swer at the bar of justice for their vio- lences. I wish them not to be pre- Sir, an explanation of the word alluden ! frt'enr/ to the silent recesses of the. to must be given me, or I cannot think |fo«6. The affections bound, lacera- ;• on else than an enemy; how can I? Udand bleeding, lie. at the foot of How can I consider you a brother \n\death ; the heart surcharged with, an- ^•iirist, if you see me verging towards aguish, while the strength and support. precipice, and will not warn me of my o/ the whole man seem to mingle with «iani > rH r :-_Xhe whole of your remarks Me descending clay, and leave him in the \Star of 25th inst. are calcu- \weafc , helpless and overcome—what lated to distress my friend ;—and, as \cultous heart but pays to this the tri- regardt tliose relative tc» myself, they ,butc of sympathy! What stoick but are^wiitten with the point of a stilletto ! {involuntarily anticipates the Jailing \tear ; What bosom echoes not the li 1 have injured myself, sir, can you s;iv tliat I have injured you ?— Did I ever leeeive any favour at your hands? Have 1 dissipated your bounty? Then **hy, sir, do you reiterate my errours to th- p-.blick? Why do yim wish, by opeaittg my wounds afresh, to drive me le despair ?— Despair ! No—no :—HE in whom 1 trust—Hi: who despaired not amidst the dreadful agonies of cru- •\'fixion will support me still, in the hours of my distress, and give me a spir- it of forgiveness to all mankind. Towards you, sir, 1 harbour not an ill ^ »sh; but, in mercy to my mother, to • r.L .• c .1 «..,^^»«.: ludtred. I wish them to have the be- cesofthe times, for no other purpose J u \*> u ; ,. . . . . . j / . »1 .J;..io nefito a air and impartial trial, unen- than to read of murders, rapes, trials, \ c,u j. .JT\ x ' . ' ' j j cumbered with prejudices, lam much piercing sigh ! ('an frindship behold it without solicitude as well as an- guish ? Frail as the summer bow, man bears not reiterated blasts in rain. — He bends even to the first stroke of adversity — the second finds less strength to combat ; another, and an- other comes, and soon seeks his place in rain. But has distress no consolation ? tlte wounded heart no sidace ? Be- hold emanating from heaven, the mer- ciful ilaughter of divinity — her rouu- ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ tenaue.e beaming consol'ttion — see her mv Hater, to my brethren, and to me,\support thc sinking sufferer ; she binih- sentences of death, and executions; an are always finding fault, either with the dullness off the times, or the neplect off publishers, in not furnishing them with their horrid repast. An hundred persons are made worse where one is made better by a publick execution. Rioting, drunkenness, and every species of disorderly conduct prevail on such an occasion to v.n ex- tent never witnessed from any other cause in this land off steady habits. There is on most occasions, that draw persons together in laige bodies, some attention to decorum, some regard to character, some appearance of feeling; but all these are banished, for the time, by the thousands who flock together to witness a publick execution. — Berk- shire Amer. The. time, which is redeemed from what is wrong is of little value, if not dedicated to what is right ; and it is not enough that the doctrines of the Gotpei furnish a lubjcvt for discus more anxious for the rights, privileges and immunities of my opponents than they have evinced towards me; and whatever may be the result of the weighty matters, now under publick and legal discussion, on facts and facts alone let a decision be predicated. To present occurrences in a connec- ted order I must go back to a period of time anteriour to that when an attempt was made to burn mv printing offices. About the middle of August last, by particular request of the author, I appli- ed to the Clerk of the Northern District of this State, at Utica, for a copy right of a work entitled \ Illustiations of Masonry,\ &c. I had ascertained that every movement of mine was closely watched. To elude pursuit various means were resorted to. On my return which was by the way of the canal, 1 left the boat at Fullam's Basin, eight miles Fast of Rochester. The boat hud passed but a few miles after I 1< ft it, a lien the captain was hailed, from to keep a secret. On this occurrence Capt. Morgan for the first time became alarmed for his personal safety, assign- ing as a reason, that the Masons had become, as they supposed, now possess- ed of all the manuscripts on the upper degrees, three of them having been pre- viously taken from him a short time be- fore under the colour of civil process. Most of the day of the 10th I spent with him in arranging papers and in devising means for his seclusion and safety. On the morning of the 11th he was to take up his residence in my of- fice, being then somewhat prepared a- gainst any assault that might be made upon it, and further securities were in contemplation. Between the hours of two and three o'clock on the morning of the 11th I was alarmed by the cry of\ Fire ! \ My windows being closed, and a lighted candle in my room prevented me from discovering its nearness. I awoke Capt. Davids, who was asleep in an adjoining bed, and informed him of (he alarm, and immediately repaired to the west window of my room, which overlooked the adjoining building in which was my newspaper office, distant about 15 feet, the width of an alley, and saw the fire was communicated to that building under a flight of stairs which led to an upper room by an outward passage.— This discovery, and thc dashing off wa- ter upon the fire, by a person who had been roused by the alarm, were almost simultaneous. At this point of time my companion was in the act of unbarring the door—I requested him to desist— the advice I had received within the preceding six or eight hours, fiom a man off deep and thorough penetration, not in any event to unbar my door at the dead hour of night, flashing across my recollection : u No means, said he, will be left untried, and no trick unre- soited to, to gain access to your room and papers. Be prepared for all sorts of alarms, and guard again3t the most cunnicg stratagems.\ In the morning I found that fire had been communicated to the building that I was in as well as to the one adjoining

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