The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, October 07, 1837, Image 1

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"I hdve sworn upoli tlio Altar of God, eternal hostility to every form of Tyranny oer the' jgniideHan. Thomas Jefferson,
Volume I.
From the Lycoming Gazette !fc Chronicle.
Ami I 'lease whilcjfiey sooth the distress of. our
mind I
it , .
afhovr trp in inn .inn. nr nviin ptnrp on
Ah m cut tn ;mys ihw pleasure wc find!
.Ami music ami uancing our suiti's cuuiuunut
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Ah no! but in Virtue thisfdcaiuie is found!
n timt-ipii nvwi ii n iintinmv crnm nnrrv mm trnv
Their eilks and their tntins enrapture the mind;
in ti it n ctnif nmi fin av 1 hfm tnri or nti enrt li I
All no! then truo jilcasuic in vutuo uclu.ii:
mi 11 .1.. - i. r i '
a in ii iumuti i i u 111 v i i tvii-. imvujui v
TCm-nv rni t ri llin Altera rl Vlfolnrn mntnpn!
I II. J rwy ..v. ......j .
Ill death a ctrrnnl bleep;
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il-r "tl'fc I'!"" ' - 7 wvif
jjut i to unomsno was so near
They mark'd her charms decay.
1 lil me n t;il lulling icai wua gunc,
And all was ncnfcless clay!
. I was not tlicre to fco licr die!
I . 1 1 1- T II L1U.IIIM 11 V. 1 MU til HI II HI III I I ' f, k.unvwj
That nought around ill vain:
wn. -i. i r i r -. l.
A 1 1 ' I ruakubi iiuui nvi iimiuuhvv
And sooth d Iier dying paim
I was not there rind slid is fioul
hi the whole course of our observation
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mrn is not so miRrcnresmucu arm anusrsu
m iicmiiiiiin; nn iinui ! uiiiiiu null ot,
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an nvii UMiiinni nnu. a inniiir i it w:is in t neir
TI I I . I .. .1- f "I-
iiii iiik iii'irii v iii'.ii :m ill? ml! f 11 j iinin
cnnsicniaunii. anu nnsnair: niu i ncse. :u:ik.
inn iuiiv Kirnnfrn n nnrnf ny 13 nils!
.-. lnlrA ,l,n 1 h pin m l,iia ..! lAnflm I Ii i Mn .v. a
u,t .t f .I.. .1 .
liis colors, the orator his tropes, to pour-
tray death as the grand destrtlver, the one
tny, Hie prince of phantoms and of shades
But can he be called a destroyer, who for a
perishable state gives us that which is cter-
the best friend only of the best, who never
penrtu Ihnm nt thntr utmost nonrl. nnn
w iosg lnends Inn nroves the most valuah c
VJ illtiSU b lill 411 U 11IU lUlllIUOkt Willi nu 111
temporary, to establish that which alono is
real and hxcdf And what are the mourn
ful escutcheons, the sable trophies, and the
melancholy insignia with which we sur
round 111111. t ic senu c ira o mom. i e moui-
prmir p!iirns nmlthPRlitnv u'nrinf I hnsf"
nnnpii nrn inn 111 p in:rR nni 011111 v mrrnrs.
not of the dead, hut ol the living. 1 lie
arK (lomuiu ui iicain we urcati iniieuu 10
liift'iTiiiii.nn ill niiiiiu (ji liiu iiiiiiia LiiiiLiuiiu hi
It: hut if they are ruj;ced, they are short,
IHl II IS (UI1V U1U3U Ul.U iUB DlllWUlll, mill
are wearisome ana loner, remaps ne sum
monsus too soon Iromlho least 01 me, dcii
it is not his fault, butddf own: or ho sum-
lions us late; the call is a reprieve, rather
than a sentence: lor who would wish 10 sit
gt the hoard, when he can no longer par-
uko oft he banmict, or to live on to pain
when he has lone heen dead to pleasure:
r'liiiu f -1 ri ciiiiipiinii iiii'ir vii'iiiiin iii iii-hiii.
but how much more dreadful would bo their
power, could they sentence them to lilef
TMrv. io il.o ::i r .1 t :.. i,:u c il,,.
4iiu i" niu ituiur ui 1111: buiii 111 lino 111111,
& J ' :
c uuu niu, 1a u irar iev to ucatu. aim wnui
u run uu.uii, 19 u iiuBsnori to inc. i no:
wisdom thanks death for what ho takes.
id still more for what ho brinus. Let us
Men liko sentinels bo raadv. bocauno wo
arc uncertain, and calm because wc arc
prepared. There is nothing formidable
about death but the consequences of it, and
these wc ourselves can regulate and control.
The shortcstlife is long enough if it lead
to a belter, and the longest life is too short
ifjfltido not. Colton'a Lacoti.
Whenever you sec young men spen
ding their leisure hours at sonic resort of
gamins, or other idle amusement, it is
"lire sign they will never become great men.
Shun them, girls they Will never make
good husbands.'
A beau, dressed out as some arc, is liken
cinnamon tree the hark is worth more
than the body. Such beau fops, and the
whole pleasure loving fatrrnity, are short
lived animals'. Thev lenlc nrpltv in th
jay sunshine of summer; but, poor crea
tures, they cannot endure the approach of
lutnmn,. and the old age of winter. They
have their little hour of enjoyment and that
is the end of them.
When any person, though in the garb of
a gentleman, addresses you in the language
if fulsome flattery, vou should recollect,
young ladies, that lucre arc men of prey a?
well as beasts of prey.
Love, like the plague, is often communi
cated by clothing and money.
The man is either good or had;
''And which I wish to know; ,
May gc.iio, with yunctillioushand,
. By punctuations show.
He is an old experienced man in vice and
viche Incss; he 'is never tound in opposing
the workers ol inuntitii; he can df.liciit
in the downfall of his neighbours; he can
never itnjoicn iii the prosperity of his fol
low creatures', he is alwavs pleased when
the poor are in distress; he ii ready to as
sist in destroying the peace and happiness
of society ho takes no pleasitie in scr
ving the Lord; he is uncommonly diliornt
in sowing discord among his frjends and
acquaintances; he lakes no pride in laboring
to promote tlio cansc of Christianity; he
has not been kculwi.nt in cdeavouring to
stigmatize all public teachers; he makes no
EXURT10N3 to subdue his evil raisions; ho
strives, hard to bliilt tip Sataii's King loin
he lends no aid for the support of the gos
pel among the heathens; he contributes
largely to the fiinnd.iof the evil adversary;
be pays no attention to good .advice; he
gives great iiekd to the Devil; he willjicvcr
ao to Heaven; he will go where he will
receive a justrcnompence of re ward.
N. B. If in reading the above, you put a
semicolon at the end of every word in small
capitals, the character of the person will ap
pear to be be that of a very good man; but if
you place the snmi-eolon at the termination
'if the words in Italics, and leave it out at the
first mentioned, you will make him one of
the worst characters.
The highest object you can have in view
is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.
The next highest is, to honor thy father
ind mother.
The next is to love thy neighbour as thy
The next, to servo thy country honsstly
and faithfully in whatever station thou art
called to (ill.
And the next to choose tllee a wife in thy
youth, hut be careful of your choice. Do
not marry a fool, unless you wish to beget
yourself trouble'
Remember young men, always to fiave an
object in view; and let your aim be elevated.
This s the safeguard of character and
the mainspring of excellence.
Never indulge in that too general and
beastly habit of licking your scgar all over
previous lo ignition.
Keep your temper in controversy or
quarrel; as your antagonist warms, do you
cool down.
GTIATITUDE. Jfn Extract.
1 remember once that a Philadelphia mer
chant many years ago, whose wealth and
importance only equalled the goodness of
his heart and purity of his principles, res
cued a mech'anic from the clutches of pov
erty, and what was worse in those days,
the hands of the Sheriff. The son of the
incchanic was young, but old enough to
know his father's benefactor. Many years
after this, the merchant fell into difficulties,
and at the most trvins moment, when all
his former friends had foMaken him, the
mechanic's son, now comparatively wealth-
y ttepped forward to his relief. "I am
much indebtctl to vou," said the reduced
merchant. "By no means," said the olh
cr, i nave only paid the debt winch my
father contracted at the corner ofOhcsnut
street thirty vcars aeo, whea I was uist
old enouuh to know the cause of mv poor
mother's tcar3. The merchant grasped his
hand and hurst into a flood of tears.
Either tray uill do. 'Will you have
me, Sarah!' said a young man to a modest
young girl.
'No, John,' said Ihc girl, but you may
have me if you will.' '
That's right, we like to' see the 'gals'1
claim their privileges of saying lio, even
though they mean yes. Saiah was a girl
of true grit', and will make John a good
wife, but he must look out for breakers, if
he don't stand 4boutand do up the chore's
in 50 od season. '
The Gridiron and Frying-P'an,A
young lady of, high accomplishments (anJ
no piide,) iiuabscnco of the servant, stepped
to the door on the ringing of the bell, wlrich
announced a visit'from one of her admirers.
On entering, the beau, glanced at the harp
and piano, which stood in the apartment, 'ex
claimed, '1 thought I heard music on
which instrument wtite you performing,
Mis!' -On, the gridiron" , sir, with the ac
companiment of thcjf'vtVig'Mil'rcplicd she,
'my mother is without help, and she says
that I must learn to finger those instruments
sooner or later, and I have this day com
menced taking a course oflcssons,' Haver
hill (Mass.) Gazette.
A fclldw once exhibited a scull at a fair
near London, as the scull of Oliver Crom
well. A gentleman observed that it was
too small for Cromwell, who had a large
head, and died almo3t an bid man. "I
know that," said the, exhibitor, undisturb
ed, 'but you .tee, Sir, this was his scull
wh'eii he was a bov.'.
Philip Hone and Crockett. "l have
met with many polite men in my time,"
says Col. Crockett, "but no one who pos
sessed in a greater degree what may be
(tailed true spontaneous politeness, than
this camanchc Chief always excepting
Philip Hone", Esq. of New York whom
I look upon as politest man I ever did
see, for when ho asked me to take a drink
at his own sidebodid, he turnedhis back
upon mc, that I mizht not be ashamed to
fill as much as I warited. THat was what I
call dohig the fair thing."
'My child take those eggs to the store
and if you can't get nincpcncc a dozen
bring them back.' Jimmy went as directed
and came back saying 'mother let me alone
for a trade they all tried to get 'em for a
shilling, but screwed 'on up to ninepence.''
A sick man observed to his wife, "My
dear t am not well to-day. Will you pre
pare mo a light dinner?"
"What will you havo Mr. A.?"
"Apple dumplings."
They were accordingly m'ado, and Mr,
A. sat down solus to a dish of eighteen.
After having dispatched sevonteen and a
half, and showing strong symptoms of finish
ing the remaining morsel, a littlo urchin,
6on of his, cried out, "O dad, gim mo that."
lie very emphatically replied, "Go away
my ron, poor dad is sick.'
As agriculture is the basis of arts by fur
nishing the materials upon which they
work, so it is the parent of science, by uni
ting civil society, who without its
aid would have continued to be wandering
savages, but little advanced in improvement
beyond the beasts of the forest, that affor
ded then) a Vniserable and scanty subsis
tence. t "It is for this reason that the mythol
ogy of Ifvost nations have made their gol
den age consist in the enjoyment of rural
happiness, and placed the invqntois of agri
cultural improvements among the number of
ther Gods: Thus Ceres, Pan, Pomona, fcc,
were worshipped under different names by
all the civilized nations of the Pagan world
And our own holy religion teaches us that
the cultivation of a garden, and the enjoy
ment of its fruits and flowers, were the cm
ployment and the reward ol innocence
when man was most perfect. It is a little
remarkable that innocence and reason still
concur in receiving pleasure 'from the same
object. The first wish of childhood is ni
ral happiness; nor is that ever lost sight of,
except where some turbulent and resistless
passion depraves and hurries away thejsoul
In every period of life il animates virtuous
and ingenious minds. The idea of rural re
treat in the evening of his, days, accompa
nies the mechanic to his shop, the merchant
to the exchange, the lawyer to the bar, th
physician to the sick bed, and the divine to
the pulpit, who sees, even there, his earthly
paradise upon the confines of heaven, an
hardly wishes to enter the celestial mansions
by any other path, How much then is
to bo lamented that indolence or pursuits of
little moment, withdraw the attention
men, whbsc lights, whose talents for obser
vation, and whose fortunes enable them
be useful, not only to the community of
which they tire members, but to mankind at
large not their contemporaries only
but to future generations: One great cause
of ths neglect of agriculture byhien of th
character I have mentioned, is a'misplaced
ambition which generally ceizes upon them
at the very period of life at which they are
best fitted for agricultural pursuits. Youth
has too manv avocations and is tod unstea
dy to pursue the slow progress of expert
menls, and the dcycreptitude of old ago de
prives it of the strength and activity ncces
sary in rural economy; it is the season of
life in which wc may enjoy the sedate plea
surcs of the country, but hot undergo its
toils. Tlvc middle age, when the cfiorvrs
cejicc of youth is over, when.the body re
tains its strength, and the mind enjoys it
greatest vigois the period'best' adapted to
the useful labors of agriculture; but unfor
tunately this is tho ago of ambition , which
hurries us away from the peaceful path,
where every step i3 strewed witli flowers,
to lose ourselves in the endless mazes of
politics. And yet ifdmbition is the love of
fame, how much arc wo deceived by pur
suing it in this rough and thorny track?
The littlo politics ofpur town; our county,
or even of our state. nro mere matters of a
day; and howevcrimpnrtant they may seem
in our eyes, while wc arc ourselves the ac
tors on this bus stage, thev will appear to
others of too littlo moment to arrest their
attention. Our fathers were politicians,
their fathors wero politicans, and yet wc
hardly know the parts tboy severally acted,
or even the names or principles of the par
ties they opposed or supported. In liko
manner the intrigueing politicians, and the
wordy orators of tho present day, will be
buried with their principles and their par
ties in eternal oblivion; when the rriari who'
has introduccd'a new plant, or eradicated a
destructive weed, who has taught ns to im
prove our domestic animals, or to guard' a
gainst tho ravages insccta, who Has inven
ted a new implement of husbandry, or sim
ply determined tho angle the mould-board
should make with ploughshare, will bo re
inombercd with gratitude as tho boucfactor
of oocioty
Number 24.
Filial Reverence of the Turks: An e-
qually beautiful feature in the character of
the Turks is their reverence and respect for
the author of their being. Their wives'
advice and reprimand are unheeded, their
words are bpsh -nothing but their mother
is an oraido. She is consulted, confided in,
istened to with respect and deference, hon
ored to her lalest hour, and remembered
wjth affection and regret beyond the grave.
My wives die, and I replace them," says
the Osmanli, "my children perish, and
others may borne to rhe, but who shall re
store to me the mother who has passed
away, and who is seen no more"
The Heiri r, or swift Dromcdarii.
1'alking Vvith an Arab of Suse, says Jack
son the traveller, on the subject of these
fleet camels, he assured me that he knew a
young man who was passionately fond of
a lovely.girl, vhom nothing would satisfy
but some oranges; these were not to be pro
cured at Mogadore, and, as the lady want
ed the best fruit, nothing less than the Mo
rocco oranges would satisfy (her. The
rab mounted his heinei at dawn of day
went to Morocco (about one hundred milea
from Magadore,) purchased the oranges
and returned that night after the gates were
shut, but sejit the oranges to the lady by a
guard.of one of the batteries
Anecdote. Wre were, much pleised at
the advice 'one Jonny Raw gave to another,
I 1 4 l,rt tCTU-inm cniil 1i
1111 I1UUIU .l3lCaillUU.lL. V-iJJIlllLiUI, ouw iii
'you had better look outfor"y3ur boots to
night, or those fellaw (the bopt-blacks) will
get them, and, i n Do darn'i n you get tnem
again without paying ninepence; so you Had
butter pij them under your pillow, the way
I do.' Bangor FarMf,
An almanac, published in the'year 17?0,.
has the following very remarkable predic- .
tions, which have been fulfiled to the very
"By the pewer to eee through tho wajs of Hea
ven, In one thontind eight hundred and thirty-sercn,
Will tho year pass away without any spring,
And on Enjland's throne shall nut sit a King''
s We published on the 7th nit. an account
by private letter of the ravages of the Chol
era in Central America. We find it con
firmed by a letter from Grenada, with ad
ditional particulars? The letter is dated
2nd July. N. Y. Gaz.
"The Cholera is now in Leon, commit
'ing.grpat ravages among the inhabitants.
In St. Salvador, it destroyed "1300 persons
in 19 days, and at Touganta, 1200 in 21
days, and in many other villages, two
thirds of the inhabitants have been taken"
off by this pestilence.
"In two of the Indian villages near St.
Salvador, the Indians rose, en masse and
butchered many of the inhabitants, st.Uirjg
that the President of the Republic and oth
ers, had poisoned all the fivers to kill tho
,poor people and deliver the country up to
the English; and, as a farther proof they
inquired why have none of the rich died.
They actually murdered a poor" English
man who was wandering on tho banks of
the river Limpa, in quest of a strayed mule,
under tho pretext that he was going to poi
son tho river that is, a river as largo as
San Juan. So general has been tho idea
that tho waters are poisoned, that the peo
ple there (Grenada) will not drink the well
water on any account."
A black servant, not lOOmiles from St.
Andrews, being examined in tlio Church
Catechism, by the minister of the parish,
was asked "What are you made of Jack?"
He said, "of mud, massa." On being told
ho should say, "of dust," he replied, "No
massa, it no do, no stick togeddcr!
When a Broome County girl catcher a
smack, she says if it was any one but you,
I should make a fuss about it, Broomo Co: