The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, June 20, 1840, Image 1

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I Iisto sworn upon tho Altar of Cod, eternal hostility to every form of Tyranny over the Mind of Man." xhoui4 JcOcrGom
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A dream camo o'er mo while I slept
Far from my native home,
Night's balmy breath had o'er mo crept
As I was wont to roam, '
In tho clear moon-beam's mellow light,
And watch tho fiies above,
liaising my though la in pure delight
To homes. of bliss and love.
There is an hour lo tho Ions heart
Within its Jeep recess,
When I can JJ;cl itself apart
From sensual happiness, .
That it can feast on scenes gone by
Upon its hopes that grew
So fondly bright, and so, high,
Atld were so ardent too.
Melhonght that while alone I strayed
Thus wandering back to days,
When hope was bright, there came arrayed
With beauty in the rays
Of the fair moon a lovely form;
Her brow was wreathed with light,
Ilor steps were grace and cveiy charm
Arose bofuro my sight.
Mildly she spoke " why art thou sad !
Youth is the hour of joy
Why is thy brow in sorrow clad T
Shall nought thy peace destroy ?
I know thy fancie griefs, they are
But trifles heed them not
They're lighter than tho empty air,
Let each ono be forgot."
" I'vo watched thy heart each hopo that
From its imaginings,
While fondly to each ono it clung
By all its tendercsti springs,
Jfalure to tlico was loveliness,
And then thy heart wa3 gay,
Heaven in kindness oeemed to bless,
And strew with flowers thy way."
And I havo marked when one by ono
Those fjneicd hopes grew weak,
Till withered all, thy heart begun
Its loneliness to seek,
.But it is folly thus to wasto
Tho bloom of youth away;
"The cup of bliss thou may'sl yet taste,
Aud brighter scenes survey.
tCall back thy hopes, awako thy smila
That beamed onco on thy brow,
There still in life are joys c'ven while
Deceitful phantom glow,
iiife has a thousand halcyon charms,
And light pours on them all,
Whcro tenderness tho bosom warms,
And decks its coronal."
JMy angel monitor had ceased,
Ami left mo wandering still,
When morning's glory in the East
Shono on tho cloud-capped-hill,
Sly heart awoke, and waitelh now
Another for its own,
Seek yo who will for joys that flow
From your own hearts alono.
"A short tiino since, a curious circum
stance occurred in ono of tho largest towns
f the 'far west,' which although it did not
immediately find its way into the papers,
caused no littlo sensation among the good
eoplo who inhabit that section ol the coun
try in which tho sccno was enacted.
Somewhere about a year ago, a person
laving tho outward appearance of a gentle-
msn, suddenly appeared without previous
notice, and opened a dry good store, with
tho avowed intention of settling permanent-
y in tho town. Who he was no one knew
but giving out that ho was a native of
England, he so conducted himself as ta win
in a short lime the respect and esteem of
11 who made his acquaintance. His age
was about thirty-five years, his manners
polished, and ho daily showed evident to
kens of scholarship, and within a keen ob
servation of men and manners, But it was
not with his own sex alone that ho was
known and respected ? his easy bearing,
handsome person, also a portion of tho gilt
of gallantry made him a favorite with ladies
and very soon he was quite as intimate with
the most tespectablc fatuiliis as if ho had
been acquainted for years.
Among those whom ho visited was the
family of a retired flour merchant, whose
only daughter, a lady of 18, by her charms
and graceful appearance, soon captivated
the heart of the dry goods dealer to such aif
extent, that after a month's acquaintance he
made proposals lo change her name from
Miss to Mrs, - , and ho was
It seems, however, that the young lady
acting up to the ptinciplo that lt "always"
takes two to make a bargain, she had deter
mined not to sulTar herself to be bartered
off like a nieco of merchandize. A short
time previous.likc most other young ladies,
she had promised her hand and heart with
out consulting her parents, to a young
clerk in one of the largest mercantile hous
es, and now that tho time hud arrived to
lest love, she boldly avowed her choice,and
gave her more wealthy suiter a decided re
tcction on llio snot. looming (lnunieu,
however, he threw out dark hints to tho u
vored one of 'pistols and bowie knives,'
and bv dint of solicitation enlisted tho pa
rents of the lady in his cause, who so readi
ly entered his plans laat tho young lady
from this moment knew no peace, until be
inr wearied with the pertinacity of his ad
dress, followed up as they wore at every
convenient opportunity, added to the per
suasion of her parents, in an unfortuuatc
moment she consented to becomo his
Tho day which had been fixed upon for
the wcdding.was now rapidly approaching,
and the nearer it drew the more the young
lady was tormented with remorso at the
thoughts of how she had treated her form
er suiter, whom cho really loved: and as
her thoughts were not favorable but directly
at varience with thoso which she was now
in duty bound lo tolerate, of courso her in
tended husband did not rise in her estima
tion. In tho mean timo the clerk to whom
he plighted her aflVctions, thinking very
justily that ho now might hang his 11 Jul
up. us another Richmond was in tho field,
sold off his goods and chatties, resigned his
berth and only wailed to see tho nuptial
knot irrevocably tied between his luckier
rival and the object of his love, to bid adieu
lo civilized lifo and hurry himself to the
wild and boundless prairies m tho excite
meul of a hunter's life endeavor to forget
tho being who had proven falsa to his
hopes; but beforo going ho determined to
see her once again, accuse her of infidelity
and than leave her in tho tormonls of her
own mind forever,
How agiecably was Ills disappointment
when during tho interview, she assured
him that sho vas still unchanged, lie pos
ccsssd her whole loco, that she cared not a
jot for her intended husband, and wliat was
a great deal more, sho determined he
would never marry him. This wrought a
chango in the face of things. Tho young
clerk's mind was now filled with renewed
hopes, and consigning all his plans for tho
fiuurc, his hunting excursions in the pra
ries, tho excitement of trapping, towny one
who would butthen himself, with them,
the two proceeded to lay their heads to
gcthcr to do-i3e some means whereby they
might balk the calico dealer of his promised
bride, and ultimately succeeded in their
own plans. The day dawned at last, a
beautiful spring morning; tho trees wero
just putting forth their spring leaves, the
birds were warbling their songs, and every
thing seemed to be in happy keeping for a
bridal day. The day wore on, and as
night scl in. carriages filled with goodly
company rolled up to tho houss of tiio pa
rents of tho bride, aud having cctthem down
rolled away to leavorooni for fresher thin-'s.
Among thoso who had assembled to grace
the party, the parson of tho young elerk
ippearcd, with a fnco upon which a dark
melancholy sat expressed. An hour rolled
on, during which tho invited giiests had all
met, at'd wlnspeis of impatience were be
ginning to bo heard, when a murmur ran
through the room, succeeded by a deep si
lenco a pair of folding doors were thrown
open, and the bridal party entered.
As the bndp entered, uho raised her eyes
wiiicii had been timidly cast down and
looked about tho room. A deen scarlet
blush spread over her face and neck, oven
lo.her temples, told the youug cleik as their
eyes met, that she recognized him, then
casting them fixedly on tho floor again she
signineu to ner iriend trial slio ws ready.
A deep silence reigned as tho minister com
menced the ceremony, sad it was with a
distraction, that the clerk witnessed its pro
gress, until the words wero uttered, Will
you lake this man to be your wedded hus
band ? and, whilo every breath was held to
catch tho answer, the bndu raised her head
mid wilh her eyes beaming full upon her
true lover answered wilh a low but clear
voice, 'No !' Imagine tho consternation
and dismay which ensued. Tho young
clerk sprang forward aud seized her hand,
the hulf-iuariied calico merchant looked the
very image of dispair, and in answer to the
numbuilees questions poured h by friends-,
relations and guests, the bride repeated iier
decision, avowing her lover for the young
elerk, and declared sho never would marry
any oitierr At this critical moment the
sccno was interrupted by tho unecreiuoiiies
intrusion uf two men one of whom extend
ing n paper advanced to the so distant bnde
groom, who betrayed ovident symptoms uf
alarm, and clapping him on tho shoulder,
arrested him as a forger and fugitive from
justice. An explanation ensued, tho calico
merchant, in spite of his protestations, was
hurried off aud the parents of ths bride joy
ed lo think how nearly they had escaped
wedding their daughter to misery, gladly
consented to receive the young clerk as her
husband, and a happier wedding party, wo
venture to say, never met.
" Could all tho forms of evil produced
by in temperance corao upon in in one hor
rid at ray, it would appal tho nation and put
an end to the traffic in ardent spirits. If in
every dwelling built by blood, Iho stone
from tho wall should tho cries which
the bloody trafii: extorts, and tho beam out
of the timber, should enho therri back, who
would build such u houso aud who would
dwell in it ? What if in every part of tho
dwelling, from tho cellar upwards, through
ell the hi l.s and chambers, babblings, and
contentions, wen heard day and night ?
What if tho cold blood oozed out and stood
iu drops upon the walla, and by preterna
tural art all tho ghastly skulls and bones of
th i Mima destroyed by intemperance
should stand upon tho walls, in horrid sculp
ture within and without the building, who
would read it? What if at eventide at
midnight, tho airy forms of msn destroyed
by intemperance, wero dimly seen haunt-
ing tho distilleries and stores where they
teccived their banc following the track of
the vessel engaged in the commerce walk
ing upon tho water-flitting athwart Iho deck
and sending up from the hole within and
waves without, groans, and loud laments,
and waitings I Who would attend such
stotcs who would navigate such vessels ?
Oh, wero the sky over our heads, ono great
whispering gallery, bringing down about
us all the lamentation and woe which in
temperance creates, and ths firm earth one
sonorous medium of sound, bringing up a
round U3 from beneath, the waitings of the
damned, whom the commerce in ardent
spirits had sent thither; three tremendous
icalities assailing our senses, would invig
orate our conscience .and give decision to
our purpose of reformation- But these c-
vils aie as real as if tho slono did cry out
of tho wall and the beam answered ill as
if day aud night, wailing wum heard in
every part of tho dwelling and blood and
skeletons were seen on every wall ! as re
al as if the ghostly forms of departed vic
tims flitted about tho ship as she passed
over the billows and showed themselves
nightly about tho distilleries, and with un
earthly voices screamed in our ears their
loud lament. They are a3 real as if the
sky over our heads collected and brought
down upon us all the notes of sorrow in
tho land and tho firm earth should open a
passage for the waitings of despair to come
up from beneath. Dr. Deether,
From iho Kentucky Gazette.
Mr.JSrlito'p: I nercivfl-invourna2er-a.
can iipuuuie-in. oecoiuc a canoiuaie iur uie
legislature..- Tiieso notices of personal
friendship, arc by me duly appreciated; and
my only regret is, that I am unablo to re
spond afiiimalivety. My private interests
at present imperiously demand my undivi
ded attention. '' ,.!
Here I might close, but from the tenor of
this call, it seems that my vote, at the next
Presidential election, is the basis upon which
" Many Voters" tender to me this invita
tion. Reallv, sir, I do not know a human
being whose political opinions aie likely,
in any degree, to ba nflceti'd by nunc. I
have, it is true, watched tho umirrcss of
this great controversy, with a heart free from
rancor, a sincere disposition to come lo
such conclusions as tho dignity and inter
ests of the country demand. That these
conclusions aro incompatible wilh my re.
cent parly relations, I do, most fully and
iiifiiim,ti avow.
I shall not undertake So discuss the great
qucilicr.3 now presented for tho solemn
consideration of the American people, and
upon tho decisson of which, in my judg.
incut, much of the moral and intellectual
character of this nation will hereafter de
pend. The public mind lias nuthnratively
settled tho qtiostion, that there should be a
total and unqualified divorce of tho Govern
ment from all Baiks, State or National.
Tho elections of '38 and 39 left the Picsi-
dent in a triumphant niajarity upon the sub.
jeet of the currency. Yet, strange to ray
ho is now in danger of his election, by the
results of Iho Harrisburg Convention and
tho combination of alarming elements by
which Gen. Harrison whs put in nomina
tion. There is something in this past my
I have thought well of General Harrison,
I gave him an ardent and animated support
in 1830. I am not now uufiiciidly to him
yet, I confess that I lelt a deep degree of
humiliation, when it appeared, thai he had
suffered thrco men in Cincinnati, In pti,
forth that most dishonorable letter to the
Oswego Association. The refusal of the
Hairisburg Convention to publish to the
world the principles by which tho Whigs
aro known and characterised as a party,
deeply impaired my faith in their political
integrity, Tlis assumption of control over
Gen. Harrison, by an arogant committee,
and icquiescence there in, sadly admonish
us that he is unfit to bo the depositary of
this high trust, This however, is merely
personal, and goes to the personal qualifi
cations of" Gen. Harrison for the President
No man should bo placed in tho Presl
dency, save it be as tho representative of
some principlcsi To bestow the office a
the reward of either civil or military aer
vicee, without regard to the political princi
ples tho candidate) is at war
with the getiius of this government.
Now, sir, I am wholly unable to satisfy
myself with regard to Gem Harrison's view
touching all the great questions now at is
sue before the American people. Mr, Rives
in his letter lo the people of Virginia, look
the ground, and reasoned witli considerable)
plausibility, that Gen. Hairison is opposed
to a National Bank. Such, surely) is not
his political auitudo before the peoplo of
rtonlucky. Upon a question of such vital
inleicst the question of the currency that
which has so deeply agitated this nation, it
is lumen table to think, that a candidate for
the Presidency should keep ha opinions io
shrouded in mystery, that in one section of
the Union, he may be quoted on ono side,
arid the reversn in another. Yet. candor
compels iho admission, that not only upon
this, but upon nearly every subject that civ
ters into iho contest, is there a lika degreo
of reserve exhibited
1 will not charge Gem Harrison Wilh be
ing tinctured, wilh thai political malady s
i .1. ;r: f .,
which, u iv ever nrm uoiu upon our
system diss'ulvSSUnioii, as Surety as
tnore now exists a slave population. I will
not impute to him this monstrous aim fof
which, if he be guilty, no atuuement can la
hit in the splendor of his miiitarr deeds,.
-ur-ni-nic )iuujr-om.3"V"mKT- r
friends, with- Ins consegt, deem it mgni to
"make no further declaration of principles
for the public eye," then is ho morally rc
sponsible for giving countenance lo. this fa
natical sect. His conduct docs nio?t 'pain
fully contrast with the magnanimous post'
lion ch'his opponent the President of tho
United States who has alienated many of
his Northern friends, by his stem fidelity 10
tue South and West upon this- momentous
question. I speak of facts which tho couiv
try knows. Parly feeling and inexa-sabla
ignoianco may dony lo him ihi3 honotabto
meed of plaice, but tho day is not distant
when ihe judgment of this nation will bo
awarded, unbiased by transitory influences
of an excited political struggle. Upon a
subjoU of this character, involving so inusli
of fetling and pregnant with so much of ca
lamity and. wo, I choo-e my etatioit on hit
side.who ofiVrs himself, an impassable bar
rier to these mad fanatics, rather llan on
his side, whose position is at least equivo'
cat, and in regard to which ho maintains a
mysterious silence
With my limited powers of observationi
I can sec no triumph lo bs achieved by the
election of Gen. Harrison, but the siinplo
substitution of one sot of officers for anoth
er. This might bo desirable, did itinrulro
nothing more. But tha country ought not
to bo invoked lo put its trust in Gen. Harri
son, when ho is not willing lo put his trust
in tho country, but appeals to its 'gctir roua
confidence' iu is distinctly avow
ed by his accredited committee,
In coming lo this conclusion, it gives mo
great pain to part wilh those with whom I
have been politically associated. I feel
deeply indebted to the coutity of Fayetto
for Us repeated manifestations of kindness
lo me, and havo endeavored ta pay off tho
debt by a faithful application of my time
and attention to its interests and character,
I tni3lt!iat the debt is paidif not very
well aware am I, that this annunciation of
my conclusions will, perhaps, forerer, put
it out of my powei to do so. If, however,
the account is balanced, we shall part iu
Effect of Drinking. A fellow in this
city drank so many cobblers the other uvo
nirg that ho woke up in the night end fount!
himeolf mending his own thoes J