Group Title: Bahama argus
Title: The Bahama argus
ALL ISSUES CITATION THUMBNAILS ZOOMABLE PAGE IMAGE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00096304/00020
 Material Information
Title: The Bahama argus
Alternate Title: Argus
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: George Biggs
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahama Islands, W.I.
Publication Date: September 24, 1831
Frequency: semiweekly
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- Bahamas   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
 Notes
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 16, 1831)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: vol. 5, no. 47 (Dec. 26, 1835)
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00096304
Volume ID: VID00020
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: alephbibnum - 002338828
notis - ALU2641
oclc - 50408180

Full Text








i wa1


S alg D BIGS. Editor.

TIlE BAIIAMA ARGUS.

FU LIBHED leB I-WKIIKL IN NAIIAU, N. P.
'"ygt olare per mai-m-n ahvaui.


POETRY.

BRI(IIT DAYS FOREVER GONE.
Brih days! forever gone,
Memor clings to thee!
No light hah ever shone,
So bright since for me.
Many the hearts thei beating,
In unison with mine;
Frieil, us dear are meeting,
In some other clime.
Many the earth beneath,
ileep with the quiet dead ;
Ail man y, in ocean's breast,
Fia a troubled bedl.
Still, on silent night.
Their missing forms will steal;
like some withering blight,
All nature seems to feel.
BSill, mnmy's faithful pean,
Will register each scene;
And wake the moments, when
All of life was green. M.

ELEGIAC LINES.
The' passive and ril thy lrreat,
Fared one! thou Inlar not rest,
No. not even in death !
For thlue is no bed of earth.
Thy limbh must move with Ihe passing wave ;
Thy girvre-ie the coral cave;
Thou an not shut froml th e lSun' bright ray,
Like the rluoely prison'd tenants of clay.
But would thy bed were hallow'd as their's,
Wah'ld only by the fountain of ears,
Or the nightly tribute of a pitying sky,
To fair gertues of earth, that early die.
Far from the noiseless chamber of death,
Thy bel is formed of the ea-weed wreath;
Aroaud thee, the proud voice of ocean floats,
And joins on the blast, the wild sea-birds' notes.
Ah, still shall the white foamy surge of the billow,
Swee o'er thv cold-cold sandy pillow;
Ad deal to the iee of all that was dear,
Onward thou'lt float on thy watery bier. .M

TIlE LESSON OF TIME.
Folly stood by the side of a river on day,
And gas'd at herself in the water:
And Wmdom, who chanc'd to be passing that way,
Woeld fain a sage lesson hare taught her.
P Folly's ld la gh, as she gai'd on the stream,
Clsed Wisdom. desponding, to think
Tha the waler of knowledge might fow at her feet,
But Folly would ne'er stoop to drink.
And Folly still gazed as the waters passed by,
Wellplised with the face they reflected ;
Ba dg Wisdom, the sober old elf, was so nigh,
She se' for a moment suspected.
While the sn with the hoes of the rainbow would paint,
The babbles that floated around,
Folly thought each a palace where fairies might dwell,
Or the spirits of Peris be found.
At length a dark shadow passed over the spot,
Which startled the maid from her dream,
And the mogh hand of Time brushed her cheek as he drop,
A pebble in fancy's bright stream.
I raned poor Folly's gay mirror so soon.
That she turned with a sigh from the water;
For she liked not the wrinkles it surface displayed,
Nor the lesson that rude hand had taught her.
Cred W'idom. poormaid though my precepts you scorned,
Itelred in each country and clime,
KEow that those who may trifle with Folly in youth,
Mast I last learn a lesson from Time."

Pomn the Philadlphia Eremsg Post.
REMINISCENCE.
Th"re is nothing so edifying to the mind as the rpmi-
blnee of bygone days; nothing that tends so much to
divst us of solfishness, and harmonizethe feelings; anil,
if r life has been chequered and eventful, with what
arB do we contemplate the little sunny spots, that
Sand there present themselves, on the map of our
Plrimage !-interspersed as they are, among barren
aths, gloomy forests, black and dreary precipices,
qFgmnires, and quicksands ; while the dangers, imaginary
r eal, appear moliied by the lapse of lime. And, as
Smcal to our imagination the groundless fears of youth
ad experience, we smile at our juvanil follies, and


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 94, I 8S l.


VOL. I-N. XX.


feel a mental dignity at being enabled to fortify our minds
against the indlgence of such apprehensions as were
wont to annoy us and throw so much alloy among our
pleasures. On the other hand, if our path has been ob-
structed by real dangers, we are inclined to think our-
selves under the guidance of a divine Providence, through
whose protection and peculiar favour we have thus far pro-
secuted our journey, in spite of the ills which boeur us. A
sensation of gratitude for the tender mercies omnilested
to us, takes possession of the soul, and a confidence in our
Maker is inspired.
But there are shades on the map of life, that lime itself
cannot materially slier. They art afflictions that allect
the mind-unrequited love, death of relatives, incon-
stancy and pel idiousness in friends. There they are !
nor time, nor change of scene or circumstances can efface
them from the memory. .Although softened and ameli-
orated a little by tai bland influence of time, yet there
is still a poignancy in reflecting on them, and time sluices
of grief, which lave flowed a thousand times, are again
opened at every retrospect, and gush with fresh vigour at
their recurrence to the memory. It is then, when tihe
soul is absorbed in grief, that the heart loses its natural
consistency, becomes flexible, and i susceptible of virtu-
ous impressions. It is then that we feel sensibly the frailty
of human nature, and the instability of earthly pleasures;
and we are induced to look forward to a less sublunary
state of being. When dead to the world and its vicisi-
tudes, we may enjoy permanent felicity, unalloyed by
fears, uninterrupted by casualties incident to mortality.
The shafts of adversity are hurled with such random,
that few are exempt from their wounds: fortune has, how-
ever, ordained tlat I should receive a much greater share
than is ordinarily allotted to man. They are few, proba-
bly, who have a more painful retrospect to contemplate
than myself. Although scarce twenty-five years of age,
I stand an isolated being-alone in dte world-without
father, mother, brother, or one tie of consanguinitl to at.
tacit me to life-or even a friend, in whose ibosoin I can
confide. Death has taken in his train and swept every
thing near and dear to me, leaving me scathed and solitary
as tie oak that has been shivered by lighitninz--a nlonu-
ment ofdreariness I had scarce learned to lisp the names
of my parents, ere I was deprived of their protection. A
father's affection and a motller's solicitude are alike un-
known to me ; andl my only brother, in llhom were rooted
my young heart's alTections, be too, has been torn from me.
And my poor old grandmother, 4.icken with ace and in-
firinity, after having lingered near a century in this vale
oftears, and followed to the grave two husbands, thirteen
children, and an army of grandchildren, has been called
"upon to answer for the deeds lone in the lody. Iler
withered remains,have been gathered to the tomb. TIHnr
they repose. The village graveyard of BOO**, with its
modest monuments, reading their white heads above the
green grass that waves luxuriantly in die summer breeze,
marks their resting-place.
My grandmother assumed my guardianship on my pa-
rents' demise, and was peculiarly attached to me. Hler
affectionate regard and tender solicitude for my welfare
comtnpmsated, in sone measure, for their loss. She left
nie ft endless anl alone in the world, at a period, too, when
the affections were warm, and had not been chilled by an
intercourse with mankind. And although I have since
visited foreign climes, contemplated the ruins of classic
renown, witnessed court pageantry, followed the mean-
derings of the Arkansas and Missouri: listened to the In-
dian war song and the lowing of the buffalo, basked in
the sunny isles of India, and shivered in the icy regions of
Canada, yet I have never been able to divert mvself of
that sense of loneliness which came over me as I stood by
the side of my grandmother's grave, and listened to the
rumbling of the clods, a they fell on her coffin-convey-
ing to my imagination an eternal farewell, in language so-
lemn and impressive.
Although subsequent experience has not tended to di-
minish the sensations of melancholy, occasioned by the
death of my aged relative, and friend of my boyhood, yet
an intimacy, which I contracted shortly after in Philadel-
phia, and which ripened into a friendship, served for a
while, to give my reflections a new cast, and fill the void
in my aching heart. But its enjoyment was too eplthme-
ral to eradicate firmer impressions. As there are some
melancholy associations blended with its short-lived exist-
once, I will narrate such circumstances, connected willt
my first and only friendship, as will be likely to afford in-
terest.
I had removed to Philadelphia, with a view of spend-
ing a winter in that metriopoli, and seeking, in the diver-
sified and gay attractions there presented, a mitigation of
the anguish occasioned by the loss I had recently sustain-
ed, in the death of the only relative I had in the world.
I took hoard at a respectable widow lady's, in Market
street, in whom I found a mother. The pains Mrs. Ro"*
look to make me comfortable and soothe my feelings, will
never be obliterated front my remembrance, as long as
there is one spark of amiallc sensibility exiting iIn my
hosom. But most of all, I was pleased with AutI|ust
\rnold, a young gentleman who boarded in the same house.
The prepossession was mutual, and, in less than a month,
we were sw-rn friends. To describe him, as le appeared
to my young and ardent imagination, would require a task
at delineation, for ahlich I am totally inadequate. Young,
handsome, generous, and accomplished, are words which
convey bit a cold idea of my friend's perfeclions. lie
was, in my estimation, the beau ideal of human perfection


-nature's masterpiece. The noblesm of his han ex-
ceeded his external blandishlments. He poemed a mind
replete with knowledge, and was endowed with a facety
for expanding his sentiments, that I seldom, if ever, rw
exceeded. le, too, had lust his parents, a citcumsance
ihat contributed greatly to enlist sympathetic feeliao ,
aid cement us in the bonds of confidential friendiip.
Graceful, polite, affable, unassuming; but sociable, kind,
and conciliating, he was an object of universal esteem.
There was no company in which he was not an accept-
able visiter; no individual that would not have been proud
of his friendship.
Mrs. R*e*o, with whom we boarded was the widow of
a respectable merchant, whose unfortunate speculation
had reduced him from affluent circumstances to poverty.
As a means of support to herself and children, she had been
induced to open a boarding house; towards the accom-
plishment of which her friends contributed, by purchasing
furniture for her, and procuring her patronage. Having,
in more prosperous days, been in the habit o entertaining
much company, she endeavoured, even in these straitened
circumstances to keep up appearances. She still retained
her station in the higher circles of society, where her wit
and accomplishments (though on the wane) continued to
be held in high estimation; and ltere were few soirees or
parties better or more fashionably attended than Mrs.
sH*"'s,at which the boarders, beingyoung men of respec-
tality, were enjoined to attend; an injunction that Au-
gustus and myself invariably complied with, as a breach of
its observance, on our part, would have been taken in high
dudgeon by the good old lady. As for those ill-bred
Georgians," she would frequently sy, I would much
sooner they would stay away, for Ideclare their assurance
puts me out of patience." The young men thus alluded
to, were students ofthe Medical University. They were
sons of wealthy planters. I npetuous in their disposition,
proud and aumghty in their nanlners, they were generally
as muchi disliked as AiAugtuswas esteens'd. Tie contrast
was too great not to be coummenlted ulon; and nore than
once I have heard the merits of all tih'se dtlecanted upon
and argued at length. A line of distinction, ilramn be-
tween A'iLitaus Arnold and the piure'-1proud southerners,
at die exlpnse of the latter was invariably the result of.
such distiuisitions.
The advantages to Ib deprived from an introduction
into one of these private circles, into which society is divi-
ded in LPhiladelphia, each moving within their own sphere,
can scarcely be alpnrecialed by one that never partook of
the refined sociability which cimracterisem Ilhm. The
social enjoyment which prevails in society so alpprtioned,
infinitely surlussU s the corrupt pleaHure of lt1rn pronmis-
cuous assemblages which usually predominate inl large cities.
In the former, we have the advantaure of knowing tim
character and disposition of thoi' with liim wie a iUiciat ;
and that fornlal etiiqiette, so essential to IH oblsersed in
the latter, gives place, in the former, to a iplite and plea-
sing familiarity.
Two months Imad scarce transpired, and the aflictions,
which had threatened tocrack lny Iart-strings, were nearly
absorbed and obliterated in the fascinations of Phliladelphia
society-nothing had occurred as yet, to mar dIl pmlea.sres,
or interrupt the harmony of the circle into ihiih I had
become initiated ; every thing went on very well, u~e
now and then a Miss, the wrong side of Iwent%-five, had
to suffer die mnlfiortune of going honme from party with-
out her wonted escort; or some rosy-face stranger nmonu-
polized the conversation of a favourite belle fur a whole
evening, to the great annoyance of the sparks. My friend
was always perfectly at hone, whether treading the mast.
of a dance, whispering soft things in a lady's ear, or re-
galing the company with the elegant flow of conversation,
charming by the soft tenor of his voice, as well as the eru-
dition of his sentiments. But there were moments when
he appeared more interesting to me than either in the bell-
room or the ete-a-tete assemblies of the gay and fashiona-
ble; it was at the bed of sickness; in the sequestered
haunts of poverty, and in the unobtrusive retreat of sorrew,
that I have seen him line with more tian ordinary lustre.
Alas, tl.at calumny and detraction should shed their baneful
inftllrnce on a character so pure, so amiable! that a being
so worthy of emnulation should become the victim of envy
and malice! Francis Spotswood, one of the moutwlrners
above alldled to, and his companion, never entertained
very kind feelings towards my friend, and were, in that re-
spect, exceptions. They looked upon the moral virtual
which shone so conspicuous in Augustus, and gained for
him such an ascendency over them, with something like
disdain; they envied him the praise which was every
where awarded him, for his excellencies, but despised the
principles by which they were elicited.
About this time Miss Evelina C-, made her debut, at a
party given by Mrs. R-, of whom she was the niece. She
was the daughter of a respectable physician of Maryland.
She had come to Philadelphia with a view of finishing her
education, and lived, during her enjournmpntin the city,
with her uncle, a Mr. T-. Her beauty, combined with
the simpliilty of Hr manner, rendered her an object of
considerable interest; and, upon the whole, her arrival ftr-
ed a new era in our circle. She had many admits,
among whom Spotswood was not least onspiceoea, sthc
most unsncressful. Iis importunity and apanccr were
illv calculated to win the affections of so srnsiTe a being
as Evelina. The principles of virtue had early been ncul-
cated in her hosm ; and, while she entained a great
reward frr all that was eood and amiable,she contemplated
with abhorrence the deformity of vice. That such inherent





-,w


IA,,, *a.


CCC~C"~nC ~~--f dr --


byl-- ,e A4 As-a, bys m i. ta i -W- r -= a ,wo p" ta ahnge n moret pla,;dt
hr &O tOUof ater, Nfast a g I hoed o atoi nrdi Ist h Is
and ery acc slU u moet t e fa str iu s could ld ok to blueavoj fur forgivenes. Ilaven, indeed! i lat tination., to amit., if needs be, in securing dte te
*leae Isueu.Il ,r Jer.id, souli excite o wonder, wheun has heaven t o l wu ill udi a wretch a. am I Hell is I L oad' prtlgs. I it isd e td al aiatiL
ema l sllilkle whJsl ich iNr cma e hm to hi. guo for me! I feelit he. I Thme b trs r ,,sof the am Ing ordered large amy to the frodti urf FO
Nar is it to le u ieeial that she overluookd the qualities of ave already taken peasesion of my nul." 1 ordered a large ary obalructirons utl FLe
ay friend. Aiddus wlao Ias ve aiuiedcauswLs indeffeccts g h lanced rifguage became inucherent aaid case there should be any ohtrucia to Lep
SaimN ly esudadel, that dais nmlind relgInim do each wild, iiantiaog a mind mptls with horror and euiguil. cs ess to the throne, to project the Belginm-
eldnr's walh, was u* a rmlude o luanr Culiong. From what I could gader fro hir savings, be had put choice of their Monarch.
There issoeutiau peculiarly lertruslling in de oanteen- the pocket-book in Arnold's trunk, by means o a false From th appearance of affair in Europe, we tk
pltionm of two lovers, and in watching tie rise aind progress key, at tlie instliguti. of Iop, his cmLnt aid hl From the apearane onan io evin Europe lco
old a aily pusioua, a*lare its indulgc:uce i lauduble,, and pasuio, ou wlme head be now invoked dieu nmot horrid highly probable ilet we are on thm eve oft genel mi
unsac.unai i ai y iyy ivipags of' anio sc,. Pure iampreations. lie a been poraule into the d belief t'la tht, which, once commenced, it will be impoalble to
aslusiesaepicisicaltd, the aIlectiula of Il su ch yuung iad if la coull succeed in ataiqing the character of August i;s consequences; but we quote the words of do
inalole's blinpgs Aiuguslu and EvelIII, whei lmouldad ius with infamy, Evrlieia might be induced to accede to .ver-to-be lam nonted Mr. Cannieg, who asated-"
into a i ontuailodU lineln it imilpart to li huil sor a ion wish li. aing a at i several malci other war kindled in Europa, it w be o
Iliiat eiipm-r'uelial ai lulllu',.'il; too relfn car rI ior la ith tlaint view, d ftadig dtal they fell ihort ofl ther wr be kindled in Europe, it ll be e
o|,la.os ,ltli al wi,.ti conp, sica, aa idt l,..Ir inl. iant lld pape,1polawooal ui hi.si companion nmst tremendous ad sanguinary charactor,-.ose of
glomwy biil naincoeaiclt utio pi uls that raiikkd in SI is- Ihald crntri e sci\ d liene wl hih li han just boot unlol!el, a lo ludy, extensive, and hopeless, and frightful, j
woIl's bhro's, rn Ill.'-motioens, heavenly isvell ipir,i. tle Illcprepi|liois termination of which illed Spotswoodl' ever brought horror into the world--protucing ithe
I u. to tho in, a.litions of dole dilaiud; IUte irflae i, at in hr.At .th rl.morrs, lind used a coniplete revolution in ilradful calamities lhat ever allicted mankind,-for ita
unlr.illnd I.ke Ito tie lu,,i.i.,vm waves ,f ani agit.ale, our hIrle sclre happy circle. b a n or IOten." We hope, Ibr d, akeof
urrean; or a iauislitcent ldrop la a a casateald Itl. Love, Aloni traduiiird, ned no tidings could be galierad of be i wa o OPINION." We hope, ibr i a"ke
hetredl, al em nns, aili',e, and r.se.ge., ragd eqiuilly Ii his .A\ugia.tu's fte.. Parties were suspended Evelin. C-, uieIity, tiat tdus will not be tih case.
b.ouls-waeru alike ciconelilors for nemplire. lel tl di rily, said returned to her father's in Maryland,
Oine night, ui IlYI noitlld of Januacr), .\LuItus and my- i where lte dluslled cleek and emaciated frame soin mark- On the 24th ultimo, about 10 o'clock in the mont
ilf returned onme at rather a late lhor. We lad been to ed lher as til prnematuro victim of a broken learl. D)- wilst cruising o-f Malnfas, His blajeat's schol
Mr. T-'s, (verlina's unecke.) whie we lad silmt a very conolant at her lover's late, sl Ipined away satd died. Slipisck, Lieut. Shortland, spoke dIe Amercan sch
kpleam l evening. Mr. T- and myself playiig clhens; Spotswood, after lsuering all tle torments of Ihell, nml d, spoe t ricn
Augustus anl E:v.elina engage. l in thie ilerclhange of sea- ling-rineg on tel verve of the grave, vascillatlin between Ilarrington, lHolmes, master, of,. and liom New Y
timean. I sull anver forget haul nigil ; it ws tile last I ope and despair, filr nearly three weeks, finally reco- hound to dln Havana. She continued in sight of I
detl Augustus was destined to see al object of his affec- vered, and returned Ihowl. Mn. RH*** relinaquisled her Skipjnck until about one o'clock, when she rather a
tions. boarding-louse, and subsisted on the charity of her rela- dhnly disappeared; which led the oicer of the 8
The loves appeared to entortin a presentiment ofsoae lvs .As for myself, leaving nothing to induce me to re- d he o_ ,t the w
calamity hearing around damn. On leaving the house piin in Philadelphia, I took passage for Europe. Prior Jak to s1pl1io, dit sle had gone off before the '
return Ihtoe. Evelina cautiouml Augustu to be cae to my leaving Phliladellphia, however, I receded a letter, the weather at t tile lie being very qally. To i
himself; tatinig dtLt as oenssrinae apprehensions for his ated Barbadoes," stating that Augustls Arnold hall great surprise, ltey shortly afterwards discovered,
safety, for which sie could assign no other reason than breathed his last. T'lh-writer stated, that Mr. Arnold d, lisnnr, sonaethling upon the water, which they touk to
haviag dreanIed about him the preceding night. Time ele- had arrived tinrre a month previous, frian iavana ; that a wreck, and making toward it, they Iound a boat
ments theruimel looked portentous; murky clouds over- he lhad, in that short period, endeared hinualf to all who
spred the lhorizos, which, combined with die dusky hues become acquainted ith him; and that his death was ani- '"" e of die spars of die larrington, which vessel lhe
of might, veiled tise cilt in oblivious larknem. 'The pat- verbally deplored; that his funeral had Ibesn conducted in bIcee capsized in a squall, went down, stern forea
luring of dwi raiu upon the pebbleslunes ; de aighingofl'te hn nnouialele style, and was respectably attended. In Th'e master, a passenger, and five of die crew, wereta
wind, asit swept round le cornersof ite streets ; together writing to you, air, I am perfornming the last request of on bnlrd tile Skipjack, and conveyed to the Ilavas
with an occasional peal of lhundear. (unusual at this season the amiable stranger, whose urbane disposition hna madl Iua being rescued front a watery grave. We are
of dhe year,) was well calculated to inspire our minds with a lasting impremion on my heart, and left behind him ns
glosns, as we wended our way home dirough the desrl- a most exalted opinion of his virtum. ThIe enrloed i 'U t d, that die cook and a youth were drowinud Lal
d steetrs; senMations which even the cheerful parlour fire amemnenltwhlich hedesires you to forward agreeablel to thei the kipjack came to dheir assistance.
of Mrs. RH**' could not lispel, although elivened by die direction." Alas! the person for whom the nannwnto was
miles of the good old lady herself. designral, was incapahle of appreciating its value. lhrr NASSA>, N. P. 22d rSptember, 1831
On becoming heated, Augustus adverted to thie omi- sol ihad taken its llght to that bourne from whince no
nous laneuLua of hi au.ltreuss, lihich, he sid, Ice could not Iravpll'r returns. C. H. To te Edior of thc DBahama Argu.
help thinking Ms tim harbinger of some calamity Ilearing l'intm, C'. M. E DITOni,-Tlihe astemnpts of tilte diusiples of B
uponn hiis dsitiny. I endeeavoure i to disi h)I Ilae gloom. Jaei tso, to giive him a Imerit ill tihe et')! ol' a colllemulit
aela|laeasiotns o'f ely llriilnd, an d land irtially succeeded wlhoe he is hostCle, and ly luonm lie is most deserve
in rallying his .lirit,. wl en tile door o 'naed, and Spis- lTIS Lhatrd, have again ckled mn forth lo growl out my
wood, acconlsenie'd by a stranger, entered tile rouon.- wlrucme truths, and to excite a littleoftlheir contend
That is the Inin," said Spo srwood, pointing to Auegua- -- ---- -- r "Lcorll," wicich terms I luae lalely learn aret synomi
t. Time ranger onwed. Your nane is Augusrus NATURDAY, NEPT'R 941 I 31. -f fiar of ridicule, andl the earnings of ezpcriseTn
Arnold, I presunme, sir " That is my name,sir." As I Yeir Iriends know, your fies (ioverl) adllit, that y
have sonm iriatelbunasscu with voe, will ynu griaify m b\ liHp'r lea. done nmre esaenlial good i one o f vour
favouerie! iiie with an interview in your nroum." uch The Mail boat arrived last night from Crooked Island, moileit, than your cotemperar) can IWhe fr y.ears,-
Sreque," replied Arniold, t his tile of night, and from bringing Jamaica papers to lte li2h instant. Wehlavere- Ior Ilth whole peaiid, since Ihe commencement of hi
a siraner, to, s so unusual, anld ls such an air of nmy- ceived files of the ('Courant, and Royal Gaztle, front l halisllwl. It is strange, dati in adlniliiig your
tery alsout it, that you will excuse me, sir, if I decline which we have made a few extracts. Later accounts e""s, yoer enemiks, already alluded to, do not find a a
grantin it, witlout anl explanation." Sir, my bhusineu is r ilnt reaoIun for at leaast desistilg froan their efforts to
of a delicate nature. You are accused, by Mr. Spota- 1 ave L)wever been received front Europe at de Ilavana, lternaiete )your interests. 1 am one whose oan are a
wood, of dealing Ihis pocket-book, nd I have come wiln than we are in possession of, as Lieut. Shortland informs Ialu s than their fellow, ile tonrue; and I leave, by a I
Swarrant to search your trunk." My friend smiled, and having een the Speech of the King of France, which he aIllsetion to tie nmixt conversation ol nmutl men, gene
presented his keys teoi officer, oblmrving that head b en states to be a very interesting docunu-nt, and goes to prove eo""nd a k'y to the secrets of their hosounims- crets, w
alen on a fuol's errand ; and tl', turning to Spotswood, that a compact has been entered into, beltueen the go- Iwrhlalmp, were deesle'd ealnfe from moreil ken." I 1
demanded, in a tone dhat indicated most intense anger, s ow a k why the .cmmisioner of public printing
how he dairdl to impeach him ofthef. "' Having, in vain, vernments of England and France, to effect, by treaty or i An,,lopoly al that npar of the public expenditure t
endaavomlred to injure my clhanrter by your vile alan- otherwise, the entire independence of Poland. T'ln riou. icy conitrac, sa aie hundreds per annum woula
denr, you think, I suppose, by this step, to succeed in Poles are sated to be fighting bravely for their libert, r sas li coler rcntr) first, because I have seaimn to bel
the accomplisbnuenl of your object hlIt know, sir, that and are tmisted in their reritorious endeavaours by 361 h' ?"our prem ceuld be used by the public at consider
my character is built on too firm a asis to be shaken ly females. WidL such valuable auxiliaries, success must I'- "es i"' s iHn any otierL; and again, that a furtlM-r n
eur, puny effort; acid know, that although I have here- woulld Ile' Ita Iby a cemation of the thousands and one mo
asleore suitreal you to slander we with impunity. I amn re- certain ; and it ir reported, that Pnruia and Autria are i, (;,overneinle notices :" foir all important as dhey
solved upon obtaining ndrlne fir this violence." pots- not indispoedl, so far as they are concerned, to y ield tlleir I an iroadeald that Sir James would rather not issue I
wrml d mle no reply. A sardonic malicious smile vas all portions of that country t.wards affecting it. Should thiu !a I..TISN all, than see his mnuhty efforts, appear in
that enu k be elicited from him. he the can, we presume de Emperor Niclluns will not horrid tIWpe lhirh has visited him so frequeuid, wit
Aulmi us peruaded me to accompany them up to hirs mast meritd sedig earlment.
rom; ;and oh, efor a language to describe the emotion of have the temerity to press his iniquiutomus r ai tthat Ife tlle rit, of mraim miting te rolmy is so gre
my friend, and my own feelings, when, on opening the brave people any farther; his attention will ihen be ral- o,,e ,t think that Ilhe colonial cletl, sought, at all event
treak, the pocket-book was lound in it! AnagIUsus turned led to the affair of H olland and the Netherlands, and pay tlw roaumniator : a draft upon the African 1
gt aly pale-is teeth chattered in his headl-hi limbs there John Bull is pericularly interested-a- tlhy are ex- t'tion, rcntnerniened y the Comnmancldr-in-chief, i
^ 2iitreeli;sicke'mld wsth, agitat ion."/ a *j mode of sIppnrting ant
tmisei hit,--eimthd itat i St. Apo al. and fted! tabe: he celklnt markets for large quantities oif cur mr.nufurture, nca't 1p r, as wel s d ilst mode of sporting ant
that for your viUany !" he ejaculaurd, as the pilsol went and will be the means of finding employment for nsoe of cIlir iner.ives, in ewrdv nbunanre, come forward I
of; then, rushing out of dhe room, male his escape into the millions of our starving population aR hone. the very rTIl, whom they execrate. Blind infaliatio
the stre All was the work of a moment. The officer It appersn that the choice of tie Belgians, in Ihe rlerr- \e art' told, dltn tile contcemlanlted alteration in the
ws too noch astounded to follow him. I made an at- tion of Prince Leopold as their sovereign, iha given hiih h.oat regulation, will he of esscntial rnefit to tie (Co
wnpt to purwae him, bet my leIm r feseld their office. The and are called upo n to admire Ihe l mr which the
report of the pistol round die innmaes of tle house, who dudgpon to te Dull, and very parcu]y so II Ke pn d rch w has kicked up," hv Ite Irie
hbd principally retired to rest; the watchmen sprang their of Iolland, who las refused to acknowledge his preroga- tile Geicrnor.-Allow mei to lake a general view o
setter; ard, in a few momerant, the house presented a tive. lie has, however, alther than run the risque of mercantile interests, a well as other interests of t
scene of tie gnratest confusion and uproar. trying the question with the allied powers, drought pro- land, en she l h.w ry highly we must be served l
Bpotrwoel was coveyved to his soom, weltering in er to abdicate his throne in favour of his grandchild, ei'"c'" ahera"tio in the old regime. Ourwhole nme
ore, and a physician sent for, to examine the wound and ile inie-nt is comprised in one house, and ha one
extract tdr bulket lie was pronounced dangers. As the so of Ie Prince of Orange, who is the nephew ol n r com si n eselishment, impoi
nonas hebecmerurffiriently conmpll dtoconverae,hes re the Emperor Nicholas, the would-be Autocantof the whok t ih Ianulllactures direct from the hands of Ihe nRan
for me in his room. lI muid, on my approach to hi bed- of Europe. It is stated that the acknowledged Kine of tlrer, and making sales of the ne, to persons lo
aide, that he wisld to chlar his conscience, before he died, the Netherlands, (Leopold I.) had arrived at BHrusel., here, wise for the maost part send the orders for whe1
Sefolding to nr the turpitude of rim, te deprv- where he was received ih the greatest nlhia.m hiv require l e rlst etncy, a common lion n ercrhant
ty of' hi.s hart. But Arnold,-where i ie?1" be asked, '- in ,aitionesa hii ane e.tablehenant, anotllr is ncasc
" tie 1 may obtain his foreivenes for the injury I medi- the imnhalitants, lsyl hal ine illuminated the city lhrour,- may be con.iered as one not enlerked to anv este
tsted aim t him. Bull you are his friend, you will an- out, and observed every necessary mark of etiquelie to not even to that of our small colonial demand. R
wer. It would kill ne to see him after what has tram- evince their joy on beholding lteir futlere King. It lia. thes I know of none who hold direct intercourse wi
pired. Ohlsir! she pangs that 'rnd my heart! If' yo heen lie-retofore stated, that the itect under the cosUmnan! n""her country. Tlhe park( t lakes hrou aht, and w
could but feel whta I sulier! if you couil btil realize one award l no w' s hrine little more haen duplic ate of old letter
hall tin' weihl tat now opprwt my yu ilty nciencen of diral Sir Flard Co lrulon, li nol I,. ra- hey k t veol of heir on oldnsan
you would pity e. Au ruI.II.s, lre nemucl injured Alusatius. nized umenly for IMsltine, and it ap.aeRn, sineeour lastl a- nine, whow. soorl vnovages sperlsied, at last t Io ali
wuuld forgive me." Apprlvnkasiae that too mucl agita- I vices, that Sir Edward has received inleucrtions to numake oar, 11k. in csily of a packet ; xceirt, a a;lreaiO.


h






rie




i,







IT
4


















no
ai
Va




a




rin
n


i*
i.





aud













lin
U
Ia






















m -
am
i.


I-
ts


















he


nklo





Wil I
sd
U.



























f the
te-


ifs







raly
as























in,
lo-
if







( it

















nt,-
vored




hieh









ill @I-
at I
', "





1o.1

ofly
fthe



Sidn-

rated



'vond
th tie
ill ai-
rs fir


said,


as flab aM^tfl '.9


- ll





Seams iaio.. o( id uplicites which are only weighty
pir psulAltn s m 6 mimned up inll rtrges, n rcuhain-
arosu Tlu ialra facility w'ill which gurerurneont
h will be firwarded, is criolintly undoniunlil ; and
lispaelWU contain so imuclh that is agrerable to tie
v, it we shold tr'tlyV ite Lratefoi to the prinflaI e
s s procured usti such a hoos Ilt nmy be a.ked, ia
irornmtstHdence of friend not to ie taken inlu calcu-
.It 7 but tlen thle expense should be discharged
dma Soslt- of ln'tinnota The natter contained in
"ery interystiag ilucuau.ts, will sellhou be spoiled by
a lfortaight longer on its travels. Perlhps a few lpot
s and lhamn.i's, by which very thinmt admirable in
a il marred, would not delight pa" less, by being
t few weeks niore in a letter bat,.
SI roae n ow I t ile most cogent reason yet given. We
, tf1 blend Jouis UI.I.. for soIne fi w hundred pounds
*utior exti", aud asomer one of tile r nimumnity will benefit
,ireely. 'Tr"i! Ibut jrri, tz Erde-JoIn has adopted it
,.rr dirts rai laelv of dductlitiui tlies acts of kindness
f e i i t ip e n'.r ult* ttlie ('lstinni IItito', a aol alterwards r'-
derise yon to" lle necessity of r.ai.;ne tile tax uponI corn,
sal liur, ndoI a few other small articles, which s mie-
i, or i;todr, vr. coii'en I.avKs you IIhav ntve(r heeni
,ibk to do itrthout. I hie:i've there are iut few ofuvou
who lvie the tranit i I. think that eihlier the '- Minister
of tie C'.I'mies, the Lords of the Admiralty, the Post
.Ma11er Genertal," or evenii Sir Jaines .'. Sm yh, care
very lullaCh shi ho yio,-Ilirther lian i a very irel t desire
*wanl i roliine yon of a lifw slaves, the nmiserablu reli-
ult l' your happier filrrltons.
I am, Mr. Editor,
Your obedient servant,
BRU'IN.
Ferom Ut Juiuca i u zuil -rrttre.
ILOOION,. July Co.
The Briissels Paiper of rhe 17th in.t. which arrived this
Itniilur. give s'trlilioail aissrranre thit ile Kinig of the
lldl:uiii will be received with rev ihisuant in Ihe cnpiafl ,if
hls Kiigildoni. A platform has twen erected in lhle Place
Ritysl. uln his Majasty, upon his public entry, wuich is
fied flr 'Thuirslay, will immediately proceed to this pl:t-
o.nn, alld therr. iln the inilds of tle asseiiinhid Couinress,
will take tIe ialth which bind him to his aulijecrs. Should
ihe weather lie uill;ivuonrnhle, this solemin act will be per-
(antel in tle Hall of the Congress. It is said, sind she
sirr anstaillr in s pleasiii iuli;llner u heo Ihe amiable ldlmlai-
Iw of his Majesty, that he has urdlerel all the domeslics of
the late KnKg, alho hali reiiaiinrd in Blrussels since the
mlillton. t, li e taken into his service.
TheP P-tl.h (i *.iloll riIIIIInues it oI rrupy public tlten-
ii,,n allosi itl imhe l xc l'hiit of every other .I-lject. for e-ven
iie lhefoirm ll,. tll tu great l h'I neslic lioe re. exit(l s little
l iit' T in t- ire' 'nt ile. Iei. d ple k ine th aii it will oani t
ii the (i'msriotinm ;a, a ,itrer iof ('(irT-. sitd ilhluich stive-
thinj like inf'res' h las r'n errifidl I the iicr,'aing strength
Sofshe utli-i.Plrrnera (inl tihe divi ioia in the Committee.
the puliic tI 'elri will not lie lipoprly roased again until
the Bill shall have flirnid it s ;iy into th I'pliper llouser if
Pirli.iment. The Pil',,. thi'reire, the h,'mic Pole", and the
e n ng pattl)h v ull' I.irv.l Gover ni'lli ward that ibrave
arl l1rrirrted nation. are now ti ti ics o interest and
discorUinsn.
e have stated. from iathorrity, that the Frenrl Cahinet
hais for uir litel past ur,,l Ithe Itrlhe lish .Miistry to ron-
rar with it in smne plan of iitervenflionii for the purpose of
pnltina a lsop tIo lie rarcnare in Polianl. One of utr Evren.
ins Contemporartne has .irn1, that thlIs iha beeni agreed uponI.
anI that a trr'av bletweel tile Bntish osmd French Govern-
wr.its for this purpose ha' hern enteml into. This, how-
er-r. is a mes-MtarPieiit. Ni such Ireaty has heell i;ilde;
sid. murh las llr Ministers may rl e itsuliprdl to eilire tlhe
in'lepenleree of Pola.ni. there are *still diffilllties is the way
of lhe prmpueld arrangement. 'lle French Governmeilt, hm. '
ner. talk loudly of inllterlu lionl; and we a naturally led to
iasi"ire a to the extent anil character of the prmpoiedl chlme
of interderusee.

NOTICE.
At a meeting ol the Committee of the Ba-
B kanna Regatta Club, held in the Public Build-
iar, on the 8th uhl.-it was
Hrrolnd, That the dlav of niline for tho Cup, be on
Tuesday, tlie first day oul'Niiviber; and that to venssl
aider litsn, or above forty tons, shall be alluowud to tail
fur ie se ie.
September 16fth.
NOTICE.
dk ring and olitraneru*iP Hurglary having Iern lately
Crtuoriltedl in ilhe suhscrrtesfr hollse, it the S outh side ol this
Island, atnd i.luilCReml .f irosviSiOns, ionle the location on thin
'ode f the Island of the laIs gang of lGinea Negrnes. and a
onusmm thorouughrs alalr, e hlidl w lhrouigh his yanl and premi-
te hy NegrTes. lili olher l)Pr. r'les mprl'iyl or not emIployi
IIhi Blupernlrendent if the said gang of Negr"nc notice is
'ehy given that any pelrsn. or persons, a hii tiloever. so
turil Irtspaltins. iIl ally preinre l whatever, will lie lpronecuitedl
with Ihe ultmit rigoulr of the law, and all persons are herel.y
warned from so tresp.iaatg.


Frptemtr tie,.


JOHN W. MII.ILER.


L Erry person about to Irrre these Islands, after
amia resided therein for the spore ofTllrRTY DI v, nr ttl
ie r'sritjat the Srrrrtary's tirre, or put up khisnai
s d Ofce forrrTrTi:Nr niS prerimos to hideparture---.f-
tr whirl, atny tlire durui ro.arr-l.E uDAi, a Tic.at
Jny be obtained.
NAITMFS oF PERSONS
A'inT TO rn TAi N TICrK:Ts yoa nrerIaTI'a.
tAh J.nly- ..... Manu, I Arron
Lth 1 ugar Wm. II. Roach
ltsh t'e'." 'er. Mahel. O llren
h Winm. J. llanllmon
Ssh l.t. Fonrt H. E.
.I. -. RKetwrt Wir.
tns Annlorn) Do, er.
i It uu: K,%.


PORT OF NAMHAU. I. P.
ARRIVED,
Sept. 21st-H. M. clir. Skipjack, Lieut. Shortand,
A cruse
22d 81yp Union, Sawyer, Abacu
Guns, Pump, and Anchor, Ac.
to Jou Tuomeor & Co.


CLEARED,
Sept. 22d-Sloop Lively, Prodden,
2dd Sch. Hithon, Frances,

SAILED(i
Sept. 23d-Sloop Lively, Pnrddea,


Havana
Cuba


Havana


CHRIST CHURCH PARISH.

-0a va9ssar
H A VIN( fixed dli cauiu of BEA ate the atle of$(8
per Iir el of superfine Flour, Ordered, that the
shillnith Loaf do weigh 2lbs. Soa., and the sixpenny Loaf
lilb. 4to. By order of the Vestry.
DAVID SPENCE, Vestry Clerk.
VN'rTIy RooM, 6th September, 131.
It. PRESTON having .been appointed Teacher
to the Public School (in the room of Mr. Malcolm,
lho Iaes resigned,) takes thi opportunity of tendering his
grateful acknowledgement to those friends who have so
kindly anil inalterably supported him in his private school;
at the same tinle It recoiumend to them and the Public,
lis sitrces4or Mr. Jeremiula Young, who will commence
as private Teacher, on Monday next, on the premises at
present in the occupation of Mr. Preston.
Iilteciliii to decline any other business, and wishing to
devote his attention solely to the school, Mr. Preston,
reilostsi all persons indebted to him, to make immediate
pay iment, in ordr to enable him to pay off all demands
against him.
Siptelmber IGth.
T ill'i S SCRIBER beg leave to give notice, that
it is his intention to open on the 1st October next,
a Seirnnery Lfr the tuition of respectable culoured chil-
drein malee and eInale) provided a ufficient number of
pupiils can be obtained, lie has every expectation that
lie will, hy giving strict attention and assiduity to the same
be enablld to give ample satisfaction to all those who may
e Iwleased to liivoor him with their patronage.
Tli Slchiol-ruonm is commodiou and airy, situated in
the western district, in tie house the property of Miss
Helnderson.
Parents who may be disposed tb send their children,
will be pleased to render in their names, previous to the
above nieiilionie date..
Terms if luitiun viz. Reading, Writing, and Arith--
inetir, 12 shillings per nonthl; and for younger branches
S slillinr. Pai ntent to be made monthly.
Ilolurs of tuition, from 9 to 2 o'clock.
JOHN THORN.
P. S. Young mon desirous of education, can be in-
tnrlcted in tle various branches required between 6 and
8 o'clock in the evening.
.Septelelull l2.t.
NOTICE.
1II: SUBSCRIBEH, intending to have the Bahnamas
in all November next, calls on all those to whom he
I ma\ I' ii indebted for their respertive demands; and those
indebted to him, he earnestly requests, will settle the same
by the end of Sepitember ensuing, to enable him to meet
tih dlim;ands aLcain.t liinm, and all accounts remaining un-
paid at that period will be sued for indiscriminately.
20th July, I1HL. RODT. WIER.
IFOR SALE.
A Lot at the Village containing about four-
teen acres. On thi Lot, is a comfortable
dwelling house, in good repair, with a Kit-
chen, Negro Room, Stable and Chair louse, and many
valuable fruit trees.
For price anil further particulars enquire at this office.
Seplenilwr 21st.
UY ItHNILY GIREENSLADE & CO.

Op Thursday nxt, the 29At instant,
At the Store of F. Turner, Esquire, in Shirley Street,
At 10 O'clocLk.. 1.
Will be Sold,
(Without Reserre)
Ili-h Proof Jamaica Rum in punclheons,
Tenerifri' Wine, in quarter casks,
Sherry, Teneriffe and Port in bottles,
Brandy, Gin and Jamaica old Rum in lots to suit
purclasern,
Pickles and Sauces,
Nutinegs and Pepper,
Soap and Candles,
Nails and Spikes assorted,
Lilonon while Paint,
Negro Pipes,
Lalmp Oil,
Toilet Gla(.e',
f(;rmian Platlllas,
1 Case ounce Tlread,
Scarlrt, Blue and Olive Broadcloth,
AN.VD-
Jama:ica Sn2iar in barrels,
An a orlcnlral oof Crockery Ware,
Empty Bllutl--wilth a variety of other articles,
Terms,-4 niontls' Credit on giving security.
Seplenlier 2 11h.


BY HENRY OREENSLADE & CO.

On Meoday aot, (hs 86t6 Iat,
AT TEn TEnoDIB moNo,
At 190 Oelh A1. Sf
Willbe sold
The Cargo of lt Am rican lcmur Pint,fre PAIa
dethis. consisting of,
Superfine Flor,
Cracker and Pilot Bread,
Butter, Hams,
Mess Pork, Lumber,
A quantity Chain,
ALSO-
Barrels Apples,
Ditto Potatoes,
Term immediate casH.
September 24th.

BY HENRY GREENSLADE & CO.

On Monday sat, ithe PB ihmtal,
AT Trum TVnUe HouSe,
At 10 @'eole As ML
Will be Sold
Rice and Corn in bal,
Island fint Corn in los,
Soap and Candles
S Tobacco in balos,
AND-
A Tent,
With a number of other articles,
Terms,-CasU.
At a Credit of thri Monits,
2 very good Carrige and Saddle Hor,
September 24th.
BY HENRY ADDERLEY.

On Monday mert, tke 26th inutt.
AT T11t VTNDUB HOUS',
At 10 O'Olook. A. M .
Will be sold
At two Months' Credit,
50 barrels superfine Flour,
50 bags Corn, 4
21 barrels choice Cube Sugar,
15 firkins ditto Irish Butter,
30 Hams,
6 puncheons Jamaica Rum,
ALSO-
A NEAT GIG, having a spare set of spring.
At three MoNh's Credit,
Immediately after thre sal at the Veunde Hue, st
the Stores of Messrs. Peter Nimxe 4o Co.
8 hoiheadls superior Madeira Wine,
September 24th.
BY JOHNSON & SAUNDERS.

On Monday ett, the 26th instant.
AT THs TENUU HOUIaE,
At 10 OWeloook A. A.
Will be Sold
Superfine fresh Flour in barrels,
Mackerel in ditto,
Rice and Corn in bags,
Soap and Candles in boxes,
Butter and Lard in keg,
Island fint Corn in lots,
Oil in jugs
White Lead in kegs,
Dry Gooud &c. &c. &c.
September 24th.
BY HENRY GREENSLADE & CO.

On Tuwlay anet, the l7tl istaad,
At 19 O'Olo4, A. S
At the Residence of Captain John Miller, in Bay street,
Will be Sold
A quantity of household Furniture, consisting of
Dining, Card and Tea Tables,
Sideboard, Sofas, Chain,
Bedstead, Chest Drawers,
Shades, Looking Glass, &r.
A quantity of Books, &c. &e. Ac.
ALSO-
A Piana Forte,
Ter--Two months Credit, on giving mscrity if i..
quired.
September 24th.

FOB MALE.
The IlHou and Premises at preset eeopled
by Mrs. Poitier. The House is roa and
convenient, with large Kitchen a d wes hao
attached, chair house and steaming for three
horses, extensive yard and gram piece. The act bddh
have been lately thoroughly repaired, and the ipe r jt
of the fences have been nrwly put up.
ALSO-
A tract of Land situated at the Villagt, eontl.ng m5
acres. It is disidedl y the village-road into to Lot, the
western lot being intersecrld bh) tie new road bedi from
thie villere into tlwe Blue hill road. Thi hed wi d e dia-
posed of in one or three lots. Apply to
Sc.ltnml,.r 7th. JOHN W. MILLER.









P Pume $eed tr-
We aNi frh free lavide me N anteaioN of
ar cuay~ di prs sMem paunmihment in
di a army ad ca ( lu l t ha other column we
have I artd ef artis, frusa a lr:d cMtonau po.
rary Jo, -il, wadr he head, uTailr nesu oe f mil.
.sdnpdaae.,l" ti. dmal of which, wish the able and b-
nevel e aun t of the riter ly whben thi are com-
municamud, ar cllialaeld st harrow up the feelings of any
bum b who L s th I s Panrk f intellect in his
mind, or cotue mq idy fr ite sulfriugs of his
follw-creatura.. W illA t sasnt pt to demrribe what
e have felt on riding thi article. Were e to speak
.r(selinga plihly-wamr we to give fal utteremac tu our
thuught-wure we to slute undisguiadly tli disgmt and
beart-sickeninI horror with which we have contmplatedl
this frightful picture of Englis cruelty-we might bring
down vengeaiii'c on our IIheads for daring to dispute he
right of even ithe constituted authoritin," in our truly
esaitintd coutiiry. to inflict punishments of such aun
UtrIiosU natlure: ia. uld d iisrace lIte miesl ivage peo
ple that ever existed unIder dte sun of Ilaves! Talk
of tie Christian liluiianity otim M English towards dti
poor African slave! Talk of die divine philanthropy of
our country, in handling thie light of gospel truth into
-every quarter of ithe r tio, tt brig, myriads of converts
to lthe drlutrs of euornal salvation! Who can wonder
if llu uniioverted look on tier tdlingm with supicion-
who can WuMder if our wholesale humanity-imoniger hbe
charged with hypocri.y-while they disregard the cry that
ha long beea aied in their mn e country against the
barbrous system of torture sai allowed to be practiced
In dte army and nary I-But this, It appears, is an affair
of minor conaquenre--nwurthy of their humane coai-
deration !-They miut, fourmeoh, expirt their benoev
Line o fwreig rcliiioe !-Wtmld to God we could per-
uande every une wlue vls an. filled with Enh blood
ls stanl up boldly in defence of our national character,
by one comnbilael apprl to tIw Senate spinsi the di-
gusting exhibitions ul oEnlh ien writhing in agony and
altering in bltod prsdnced by the brutal torture of the
Msh!-We tars with slamo and horror from the subject,
sickened at die very conviction thal such an appeal ha
became necessary for the honour of England.
[(lrom Hie f'ckl Dispatlk.]
HORRIBLE -CEEES OF MILITARY TORTURE.

Mn. Enrol ,-Knnwinr thme uarer abhorrence you en-
tertain for the s"vage inlictionn of hurltrrous andl totally
unnecew.ry Iortlre to which our Ihmve soilors and olrliels
are still lhbject.l., I forward lthe following extract fronl
'I'The Wet lritin Rewsp ,er, and take the liberty of in-
viting the arriius attention of the enlightened readers of
The We rlly Dispatch to its harrowing ilstatements:-
A li-w shys asinco a uildier was sentenced t re irive
M) lashes for desertion. In undergoing the horrible sen-
sence, lie dlrice fainted, and the usual neans of reas-
cilatism were reported to, not for the Ialevialion of his
sulferiigs, hill that lie might be fully alive to ihern. Al.
ter all, such was the extreme state of exhaustion of the
poor wretch. that 50 lashes were all tiat could be inflict-
ed." It also states Ihat another soldier, a veteran, who
has seen 1t year' of service, has received three hundred
nlshes.-The orfence of this unfortunate man is under-
stmld to be, having nne, after hours, from the barrack to
a public-hoine on the Ioppite side of the road, to get a
glass of beer. For this hewu sentenred to receive 44J)
lulash! !--ut it was found impossible to inflict more tdan
NI,., willinl endangering his life.
Eternal I'rovilence, what horrible cruelly is this! Can
the annaLs ,f the Inquisition-can the torturing of North
Anrrican savar -prouce greater inmstnre of cold-
blooded aIrocity t And yet thee horrid scenes have bern
enacted in the rri sh empire-in free and civilized Eng-
land. (ircioua God! of wha sterner stuff" muas ths
irannns calling themselves gerllesew--the oflmcen of ou
army-he made of, that tley can stand by and te their
f.hllw-criatures thus lareratel! That thry ran look calm.
ly on while a poor wretch, fainting tliree times from
exams of agnmy, iirestoreml In consciomnem, lest any of
the bitter and bloody strip should he inflicted, while he,
in a se of stupor, fools not e fiery agony. That they
can hear unmoved his shrieks for mercy-we the living
fleh torn from his hack, and the blood streaming at every
lah; till conitlesely exhausted, err more tha half his
crnil sentence has been inflicted, he is taken from the
halberts-his hack a nma of livid weala and blood-raw
rut--and convyed to the hospital to be cured for a fresh
srene of horror. Y es military mercy will sometimes ave
a man from ahaolute ldmah under the lash, les a Coro-
ner's Jury should put his jimeh judges in jcpnar .
But the wounded of the sufferer are only ed to be tor
open afresh when his strength may enable him again to
be rendered a bleeding spectacle or the gratification of
* to ammaus of whipcord. Be it remembered that the
sentence passed upon the suffer rst referred o in the
above paragraph, actually amounted to four sthmmad five
henamd sripes. The me t of tortm e asian sime
thong, and the drummrns who are changed at every
rot"y lashe, in order to ensure the ful application of
heir strength at each blow, are tilht to nuak every
thong ell on the back of the ouffeer! lad we been old
tat such a sentence had been passed in the deageo% of
the Inquisition, we should have heaped indignant curs
on Catholic fanaticism; had it been recorded as the decree
ofa chief of Cherokees, we should have called for an ex-
termnating crusale against the mage senrion; had i
been MIicted on a negro in our West Indian Colonies,
tie pulpand the Anti-Slavery Society would have thun-
dered orth their piou denunciations against the horror
of slavery. But this i PreiteiUt--thi cis ii dbis
is p Inely JjgA 1-his irs As e barbarity !
The ca of he second sufferer may he said to be more


Soi l W Ps, le ahm bn d l ol *d Sttl u, .s iso w a jill




i W hee w 11 in .ltae of profound bal, are clever. A n need be a leter
pr .ali hS ommonelt of military glm for per- pick pockets. A rope dancer is a clever mOa,
g in their de ble amusement of torturing aol- ualdl was a clever a; so is Paraloe. There is
diam, a. that the smy ra ritd the dregs ofI vernes in the line an Hogare ith wu clever, mas
siety, ad before emtraorsiary rrty is essential grave morality, or touching pathos, or rebuking
nIl t hem o. hl a.u nundant ulation, umng e could make a few lines tell a aory; Cruik
our unemloyemp ow.d peaf d frond to taking Irish, clevereanms of hdie anie kind; but like Holorth, heI
plenty of er nd women may be obtained something more, much more; and to call these ae
for the service. But amer say circumstances, or for any is no more to characterize them than it would be t
office, a sensible and oie man cannott bear the idea Pope's poetry that it rhymed well. From clever
of seeing a fellow-c o tied up anstmnangled by the can hardly separate e idea of ertoena and co4
scientIfic torture of the m till ie is brosutt by exhaustion looks to surprise by quickness, an seems to Isugh
a exces of anguish to the very verge of the grave. at the open eye and dull apprehension which are at-
Nay, this ian te elient of the horror of military toi- enough to follow its movement. leverrness is a
ru in erou di anesoe occurredme of men dying opt-o strerngtl and enduring power. When
tnder the a and of m of the ufferers expiriug of vm i n er hopped nimbly about a nd brought ,
th.o pital from the effes of this avage system ; while lubberly enemies to the ground, he did lhi work ci
tom who survive are generally brok-ehearted, hope- but we i mut not call Hercules, whon lew Ana, teit
ava, and degraded wretHIet up unn population, and fellow. Keeping in view levity, qicknesa snd
reckless of character or conduct t h a ciality, as die inparables of clevernes, we may
1 p le then, on my counsybmen, by the dictate of lave some ai reunion of its meaning, or at latest
Christianity-for de sake aof human nature-in the name hold such a doubtlu compliment from talent, jt ,
of that common sympathy that teaches every enligtelned and mental power. Cleverness has o little to ds
mn that an act of cruel- or injustice towards an indivi- mind in its developments, diat one-may lay it does
dual i a wrong done to I invoke the v Clergy of Eng- invariably e maxima dat a clever fellow never can e
land, by their acred datis--her Statesmen, by their iun. A clever fellow is as far from intellectual
alim to our rs pclt-her Senator, by their duty to the as a K ltterfello is from a Newton. Cleverness is kia
poor man, and their los of their native land, to rescue cosiiuttounl and instiiictive reading e, an exter. phe
our country from the d clash, an cfd pprobium of e rint- gic ; its characteristic ispped ni tfaon, and broug
Sha m the o s of thi ge n; hile lubrly enemies to e ground, he did his
rg sch survivene aI reo ove deaild. Vain are all cock-robin pertness dat i jumst not oo disglew ting An a





all our boas of free and happy England"-impious according to the pursuit or profemin of it poster a
and profane are our profeons o belief in a religion of veres is a fine thing for an Old Bailey counmelr, i
" truth anl mercy," while the brave soldier, to whom we dmagoge, a little attorney, a horse dealer, an leti
look for protection from foes abroad and anarchy at home, a quack doctor, a marker at a billiard table, a hbrisy
hi tortured in a style of fined cruelty, that would di- and other such light gear, to say nothing of pick pd
oface the darkest age and the mat barbarous country. e But it in downright indecency to predicate clever.
know that de strongest feeling prevails dtroshout tiii such men ai Miclel Angelo, John Milton, Wmi. it

British empire on this subject, and that nine-tenths of theI p are-it is as bad as talking of the pretliness of an lh
community contemplate military fogging with a cC rit o sun, or tle rurality of Alpineer fel nevry.-L on A
ble hatred. Let then that feeling be expressed, eaid we A clevr
shall hear no more of the hlcrations nd and gling of From Hitdest Life f Nap leen.
the haloert. Let the people of England ronim forwarnid PICTURE OF ENrti.AND, iel AWN IY NA.POLIn
they ouhsce to have done long ago, will pe.titVios all- AT ST. HEInLENA.
sing firth the claims of the poor soldier to the orn- After surh nmanic and unpdrallelsd surce, de
man riglfnhe o ro umani-lethen ell oir legislator that a having been ;inourenl by God and by) Basiley si, in tll a
Uritish soldte re oier ought to be protected front unnecessary ner you a lirile -alter alleciing inmhsiillsher s,
torture, as well a a black slave or a hackney-coach horse, a q-effe ling c hao t rte most sanguine nlid taoul a nt-
ai tiort. foul stay in that degrades our artmyin the eyes oIa etern suhe limst gea, to iey no thing of pic
the meanest pa nt of England, and disgraces our coun- gaut it i do a wnrilt ide llied soveredice cers Ma
try throughout all Europe, will be lpppily wiped away. t ur such en, and miel Angelo, s n iht nAitson, t is
community Contemplates military Bogging with a cr a- nyn, or thae rurality mis Aelpin t sceaery.-Lss, Aita.









PI. II. o the imbecility of ilh mifeniter. Thle transition m
%li--ar n mo- to pearc cannot explain it. It in of too long a roiamn
CLEVERNESS. Englind bua played for all or nothing; she hasU gaish d-
performed wondenrs yet hua nothing, and her people asn
This i a word that means anything, every thing, and ing, and waue osu than they were amidst the wan ; s
nothing. i ts fumni of meaning chokel its intelligibility- Farance, who hau lot erery thing, is dating well, and i
it breaks down under the weight of its many acceptsaion; wants of her people abundantly supplied. France I p
hut,inspi eof itacomprbla nsive indefinitener, iti inever- fa"t niwilhstandng the liberal bleeduings she hau had--i
lalting use, and one should have imagined that had it ronm England in like a nma who h ah false soetmoe aqtor
L o i gi Rven to him by intolicating liqiors. but who after Ibas
into our languageas ba of E sgnification ua a yooung owl feet ceases, snk into a slate of debility. I fe am
comes out of the egg-hrell bare of feather, i would sy this way new to ensricae you from dificulties, than hy r
time have been edged with something ofa meaning, even the interest of the national debt, confiscating the p
though with borowed plumes. But a rolling tone gathers of the revenues of the clergy, abolishing all the
no mons. This word c E u flis about like bat inthe d ainishin conaid erably the ary, and establishing a se
evening twilight; hi is here, and there, and ever where; of r rdction altogether. let those who want Piea
nod in like tds Irishman'sbird, in two places antonce. It Fr them. Your ranking fund i a bubble. Propog wel,
hopatboutevery where aeidprchesnowhere. We can do -as on absentees. It ao too lasl now to make cobne
nothing with iod ee ann wi a nd y et we canno no without it. It eems re ati s t poing t is gera nd yo nations ai
aon he tuongse to have meaning, bu tt i bring none to Ethe fall is, aid which are to be entirely alribuled to mt
ear. It is like fairy money, gold or silver in Ith hands of minal neglect.
the giver, but mere dumt and dry leaves in tIn hands of the
rec lver : or like the fruit on the shores of the Dead Sea, Mtsuseto Recipe.-As the season of musquet es1
that" turns to ashe on the li p." It i almost a bad aI arrived, it may iot be e s o give e directions h
the word Eafire, and fits nearly as many people. It in t et rid of the annoyance of thone troublesomen rw
euy enough to form an idea ofa fat mrinor a lean man, of It well known tha e lergy anim shin a e provided
a tall man or a ihort mn, ofan old man or a young man; very long beak or prbotscis.-When, therefore, they o
it iseasy to conceive of a pert, a painter, a musician, an proach yu, na they always do, head foremost, Vh
anonomer; but what is clever man, or rather what is hy the proboscis, wind it round your hand to prevent i r
not a clever man Ib cltneenes a thing of kind or of de- slip, and thendah them againti a bed post, window-a
grewt Does ideine any grade of mental powe, or any or any other convenient object until you have fairly has
modification of intellectual apprehension t Was Milton a die breath out of their bodies; when they will Irouale?
clever man Wm Pope a clever man t Ias Keen a ee- no more.
rermant Is Kisg Lr r a clever traredy 1 Is Locke's Or if you are opposed to taking life, having wm
t.a"y a ctlver book I They have all been calhld s. pIrrboiv i round your hand as aforesaid, you d may set
Thi re is scarcely an individual of any ca ppaciy as all, I is oot firmly on the bnoy of the varmunt, and with a
eha not uben called clever. It is a word applicable to pll, deprive hi of his beak ; after which, for all the
prime minister, lord chancellorn, oldies, sailor, ap idin- mver of blood sucking, he is utterly lhareile. At,
caries, anornies, rope dancers, j, cainte: evr he may pousibiciany go to rhonu maly gy s do, head mnufato is
theoy are all clever Ih i applied to imagination, t genius, neigherborsood and ispply hiundlf with a new topr

ical darkness, and to mathematical light. It is a teo o of t o his body, when you have once caught him.n
mch general applicability tha it would he difficult on find To anyte ersonen hiowever-uno have no isi *
one whom it would not fit. To sy of a man thal he is their asotil"-lhe noise of the minsqeto is more o "
not clever, s almst a peonal insult; it is a bad as sa- aile than his bie. To such it ma be well to otSo
ing of him that he is dishonest. Let any one try to carry k t the m usqeto h ta a n so of musical imnsrumentl.o
on for half an hour a conversation concerning the intlle- bling a bag pipe, which le carries under his left wits
tual or mental characteristic of his neighbour without are pretty pmitive itis the left one-on thics ooit'
uming the word rretr. lie would presently be as faith. ever, we would recommend the reader to consul I"
lie might look for a scynonymb e, t he cold not find one, ol- me of loumbug' Entomolo gy- which is very eclA
and he would be driven to a circumlok lion that wouli lead this point. But, to rssoue-if you merely wih to ft
him nine miles out of his way. Etymology, as all tlh of he tmuic, it is only necessary to deprive the si
world know but a so-o gutia e to lead us to the mean- of his beg pipe and hais m nuic cas dne. hi
ing of a word; nut wlin there pwar sucli vahond We hope their abovs e simple nlethode may beeofi e
scnap of aI homer le word at cl onernming the in bg a b i becoi a heloverofquel in which care we u small feel
lulely neenary t make it prove a hstiement, and pb ithu amnply rewarded for aying them before the world.--b
hnom to ha perish. The word drer is supposed to have r, C e ul d rematii.
home to its peris. Tim word clrrer in oulilmored to have: eoiallooionn




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs