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I havo sworn upon tlio Altar of God, denial hostility to every form of Tyranny over the Mlml of Man." Thomas JolTcr.on
II. WEBB, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
BOOMSBURG, COLUMBI COUNTY, PA. SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1844.
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Gotl of ilio rolling year ! to tlico
Our songs shall the; wilds'! bounty pours
lu many n goodly gift, with fico
And liberal hand, our autumn stores !
No.firBtlingM of our flocks wc slay
No soaring clouds of incense rise;
15m on thy hallowed shrine wo lay
Our grateful hearts in saciilicc.
Hum on thy breath, the lap of Spring
Was hetiped with many a blooini'ng,lloH 'i
Anil smiling Summer joyed to bring,
The sunshine and the gentle shower;
And Autumn's rich luxuriance now,
Thn-riWir.$ewl;ilho Wiring AludJL,.
Ami golden shunf, and laden bough,
The fullness of the lummy lull.
No menial throng, in princely dome,
Here wait a titled lord's behest,
lint many a fair and peacelul Immu
Hath won ihy peaceful dovo a guest;
No groves ol palm our fields adorn;
No iiiyrllo bhades or orangi) bowers:
Hut lustling meads of golden coin,
And fields of waving grain aro ouis,
Safe in thy caro tlio landscape o'er
Our flocks and herds securely stray;
No tyrant master claims our .Mote;
No ruthless lobbor. rends away;
No fierce volcano's withering shower;
No full simoon with poisonous breath;
Nor burning suns, with baeful power,
Awake the fiery plagues of death.
And hero shall tisc our songs to thee,
Where lengthened vales and pastures lie
And streams go singing wild and free,
Beneath a blue and smiling sky,
Where ne'er was reaied a mortal throne,
Where crowned oppressor nevei trod,
lit re ; at the throne of Heaven alone,
IShall man, in reverence, bow to God.
WHV UO TUB VLOWURS ZJLOOM-
Why do tlio flowers bloom, mother,
Why do the swoct flowers bloom,
And brightest those wo rear'd mother,
Around doar brother's tomb!'
To fill the world with gladness,
My child, were flow'reis given
To crown the Earth with beauty,
And show the road to leaven !'
Then why do tlio flow'reis fade, mother,
Why do the sweet (lowers fade,
When winter's dreary clouds, molhor,
Earth's brighter siviies pervade?'
.My. rhild, those llnw'rs that wither
Have seeds that Mill remain,
That sunshine and the summer
Restore in life again 1'
And shall "nt those who die mother,
Come back to livo once rnoro,
E'en as the rain ant! sun mother,
Those beauteous flow'rs restore?'
Yesyes my child, bucIi powrrs
To human flow'rs aro given,
Here earth's fra I flow'rs may blossom,
But we may rise in Heaven,'
roit 'rm: comimma democrat.
Long ago in golden times
Saturn governed Tellus,
Goddesses, then dwelling hero,
Called mankind their fellows;
Virtue, wisdom, friendship, truth,
Honest mirth abounded,
Pence abodo in every shod,
Love each echo sounded.
No one spoke against to day,
No ono feared to-morrow;
Pleasure; was a word well known,
No one heard of sorrow :
To do good, and see it done,
And enjoy the present,
Was the labor and delight,
Of both princo and peasant.
In. a cavern" deep and dirk,
Filled with Kinds and Hazards,
Where old Satan since has taught
Witches, imps and wizzards,
Pale as death, and weeping,
Muting still on reptiles vile,
Hound, and o'er him creeping.
Prido and Tolly, cursed pair,
Using all their power,
Opened his infernal cave,
Once at midnight's hour;
Foith the pallid demon stalked,
Murmuring and sighing,
And began fo teach mankind,
They were made for crying.
'Twas he taught them virtue great,
T' grievo without a reason,
Told them that to be content,
Was heaven daring treason;
Thousands Icrsi.a willing er, K
Learned his whining measure,
And with woeful visage sighed,
' Earth is void of pleasure.'
Many nf tbr-in, silly souls-,
Grieved for want of sorrow.
And lamenting they had smiled,
Vowed they'd grieve to morrow:
Gravely did they think. Mo laugh
Is to rant and revel'
And 'that every thing like mirth
Comes straight from the devil.'
Goddessess forsook the earth.
Saying he wa3 worse by half,
Than good humored folly,
Andthey'd not dwell here, until,
Far from this once happy earth,
As fiom eaith to heaven.
Yet they secretly still coino,
(Onu's now flitting near me)
Cheerful hours to spend with those,
Loving laughter dearly.
Worship virtuo with the heart,
Happiness is ovory where,
To the foes of folly,
Jl'e say so, Cailerpillars emerge from
the chrysalis state and become boiler (lies;
but when our buttorfly girls gel married,they
no inlo the chrysalis stale, and become
caterpillars. Old llschclors arc mete grul
worms; the same to day they wero yester
lay, and will be the same to morrow they
aro to day.
Modern Jlpretite.Mt8, Sprigs will
you bo helped to a small bit of tlio turkey?
Yea mv dear Mr. Wilkins, I will. 'What
patt would you prefer, ray dear Mrs
Sprigs?' 'I will have a couple of the
wines a couple of the lees some of the
breast the sidebone some fulling and
fow dumplings, as I feel very unwell
Anrccenlria divine in sneaking of the
avaricious and crapping disposition of man
remarked 'If a farmer possessed the whole
world, lie would want a lilllo nicco of Ve
nils for a potaloe patch.'
rtfin -1 yrrtn - s rarlTrxil
The Miner's BJritlc
Translated from the French, for the Dos-
loti Evening Gaz.
" No sh adow of decay
Had touched those pale bright features, yet
A mien of other days, a garb of yore,
Who could unfold that mystery?'
In one of Hie villages of the north of
France, in the midst of u population
entirely occupied with the labors of the
mines, dwelt Pierre and Margaret.
Pierre was the son of a minor. Hi
little feci cotild scarcely hear him when
ho ran to the mines. Ho descended
into them, and by his playfulness and
frolic lightened the labors of his father.
And ni'ter thai, when the fair traces o!
chilhood went effaced by those ofyoull
Pierre became a good workman, and
next to his falher, it was he who could
ben direct miners in their toil
lie knew the place which the laborer
could all ike with safely: lie had wander
ed through the subterranean galleries,
and teai less of the dark, he would ex
plain gaily, and by naluriil causes, tin
mysteries which aiTrighted Ilia compan
One night when (he falher of Piem
was returning from a neighboring vil-
age he heard a low moaning; he stnp
ped, he searched the brush that skirlee
I lie sides of the road he was travelling
What was his surrpise ! an infanl,eovei-
d Willi a few ragi, moved in tho grass
nd lilted iis little hands lo Heaven,
though imploring Fuccor. .tears wcrf
on ils cheek, and the hoarse sound of h
voice announced that cither by chanci
or wickedness, it.had been for some timi
banuoneu to the pity ol the passing
The old minor's heart was softened a
the unexpected sight. Me thought of hi
on, of his dear Pierre, and ho knelt
own towards the little one.
As if his words could comfort it, h
alttcd to it; he promised tl his aid, an
iiuleavoriu lo sooth it, he giihere.l ii
he shreds that protected it fiom th
old air, lie wrapped il in lus leatner a
jron. atut carrion u witn nini kissihc
t to quiet its sad moaning.
1 Wife, said he, as he opened the dooi
of his house, 'guess what! have brough
vou ; Providence has chosen u?i t a
he inhabitants of the village, to do good
10 one unfortunate, 1 am sure, lor
know your heart.'
I' or her only answer, the molhor ol
Picire cxiended her hand towards hei
She heard by what strange chance
pretty little girl had entered (he house
it a i' her own child. J hu
it was lhal Margaret was restored lo
life and a home, she who had lost nil
i n tl seemed destined to become the prey
of the wild animals that range the wood
Tho two children grew up logelher
and as Ihey Ihuught only of each other '
happiness, they soon loved each othei
lendcrly. To tho names of brother and
sister succeeded those more dear. Thei
hearts were mingled and Ihey dreamed
unlv of a hannv future. Pierre asked
Margaret ol his father for Ins bride
The nood narents wished it. How
lid their young hearts heat when the
father of Pierre said lo thorn 'fix upon
a dav to complete your happiness.
And that was noi a disianl day iiicj
were so much beloved, and merited
well to be so, thai the day appointed foi
their wedding was a festival for all theii
neighbors. They left their work, the
mines were deserted, Ihe tables were
spread, boquels adorned the bosoms ol
the nirls and ihe coals of the young men
All around were hoard cries of joy, and
he music of instruments, which regula
ipd tho movements ol the dancers on
In the mu 1st of I he fete Pierre was
een lo embrace hss nrettv bride. Then
he said mysteriously to his young com
nanions. 'Keep her hero, now is Ihe
lime for the Btirprise! Now I will get
lie wont awov, smiling, placing his
finger on his mouth a9 though to enjoin
sect esy, and passing atoiinci tne nouse,
appeared to lake a crooked path which
led to the mines. Ihev saw Dim no
lie did not return that nighl,hc" came
not on Ihe following day. They search
ed for him. ihev called hitn.thev wailed
i i j
for him! Three days, four days, eight
days, a month, a year passed awoy, and
lerre returned not !
On the day of Iho wedding, as soon as
lis long absence was perceived the
ports were suspended. The bride wept
nd wrung her hands. I he mincrssled
by the father, searched through every
passage in the mines, leaving no passage
where a man could bo, unexamined
hut nothing gave them any hope of dis
covering the remains of the companion
of their friend.
Margaret came near lo death ! She
returned lo life lo consecrate it to Ihe
father and mother of Pierre They had
o much to weep for! and she also, bin
gratitude endowed her supernatural
courage. She took off her hoqiiet
and her bridal wreath, and kissing them
I will wait his return.'
Sixty vears after this terrible and sin
gular adventure, many changes had ta
Ken place in Ihe village.
Margaret had cloned the eyes of her
benefactors. Nearly all tnose who had
been present al her wedding h'ad disap
peared from tho earth. Tho children
who leaped for joy as Ihey accompanied
the bride, had become old men. A new
generation had arisen, and Ihe rccollce
tion of the adventure of Pierre, and of
his sudden disappearance, cxisled only
is (hose traditions, which passing from
go to age, furnish food for the reflec
nons and dreams wmcii supersiuion
inspires in the minds of the unenlighl
Thny spoke of Pietro as of a superna
tural being. He was accused of having
made a compact with evil spirits. JJu
ing the cold season, when the winds
based the hoar frost through tho air,
nd made the dry branches of the 'elms
nd beeches crack, or when roaring in
Hie chimneys, they seemod to resemoic
melanchnlly groan, tho old womci
pretended that n'wal 'Pierre, who team
o ask for prayeis and a last osylumL
I'liey could hear his voice in the rum
iliniroflho thunder storm when the
now had left the smiling fields and the
iun ripened the grain, or tinged the vine
oaves on tho hilw.
In the heat of the summer when
ight vapor brightened in the air, ihey
thought it was a shoolmg star, which
innoimced the torments of Ihe soul
The cry of Ihe night bird, the rust
ting of Ihe leaves, tho adder darting
hrough tho thick gtass, the lar oil howl
of the wolf, ail brought terror lo the
heart of the villagers, when they were
obliged to nuit their homes. The men
it the sounds of ill omen, hastened then
-laps, knit their.brows and cast unquiel
looks around them, as if they thought
the cold hand of Pierre was stretched
over Ihem and threatened their innocent
Pierre was every where. Prayers
were addressed lo him, and wax tapers
burned in honor ot him. The terrified
imagination cf the villagers made Ihem
regard as one intent of injuring them
the shade of him who during his loo
short career had only thought of dring
good to his fellow creatures.
At length il happened, afier having
exhausted all the veins of the mine, am
exnlored all the old parts, it became ne
cessary lo dig new pits in another place
Thf proprietor came upon tne grounds
and his arrival was the signal for rejoic
ing. He was humane and beloved
all tho miners,
For four days they had labored; ih
ladies and Ihe gay cavaliers, who had
come wilh the proprietor lo assist in Ihe
lestival of the opening ol Ihe mines.and
who danced under Ihe spreading branch
es, had returned to Ihe cily; none ro
mained but the engineers and those in
(erested in the mines.
On a sudden n strange noise was
heard. It was a low murmuring hue
that which announces the distant Ihun
tier storm. It was n ciy of voices
distress. The ground trembled; Ihe
bells sounded loudly, every cord was in
motion. Ho wished to leap into one of
the baskets to go to Ihe relief of (h
wretches whose death he thought inevi
table. All had assembled, Ihe terrified
miners were pale and trembling, co
drops of sweat hung upon their brows
What is the matter ?' cried Iho pro
priclor, as pale, as trembling, as
Such were the exclamations that es-
ped from the mouths of those whom
fright made almoM cold and powerless,
boon, however, Iho proprietor wa
nabled to collect logethe: a few words!
ind formed an intelligible sentence on'
of all these exclamations of terror.
In endeavoring lo open a communica
tion between Iho new mines and the old
onesjthe laborers had discovered a place
that was less difficult lo work, than be
fore. The stones and tho cat (li did not
form thick masses, and Ihe strange sub
stances which were found seemed to
prove, that at some timo long previous,
ui immense caving in ot the earth hail
happened at ibis place. Tho labor va
not hard. With a single blow of Un
pick the miners hi ought down largt
luantities of earth. -They had advanced
omc distance; all nt once a portion
which was unsupported, fell down ol
self; a gas rushed out and became
imc: and what was the surprise of Ihe
woikmen when by the brightness of this
sudden light they saw descend on this
strange couch, a young man, who seem
ed to be a sleep !
His brow is calm, his cheeks fresh,
ind even rosy, but his mouth and eye
re motionless. Instead of approaching
him, instead ot endeavoring lo assist
him, for perhaps he needed assistance
the miners fled wilh precipitation from
his unexpected appaution. I' ear, dur
ing tho short space they had to traverse
to loin their comrades, had already
auscd them to exagerate their story.
It was not a man, it was a spit it which
had appeared lo them in the midst of
thunder and lightning; it was Iho spirit
of Iho mines ! His form wag collosal.
I'hey had seen him rise up nd stretch
forth his fear Ail arm.
The proprietor listened to these tares
of te'rroff hist face became calm.' IK-
cnst alook around htm. I he miners
hair alllelt tho mine and thetr eye-
wore fixed on mm raff in aUright seemed
to await his decision- what.coursejo
111 1IIU II1IIIU ; YIIU illic, lUlll o,w
ken in a low voice lo the engineers and
friends who surrounded hi:n, he rushed
. '!' 11.- !.... I, A ...1 ",.. I o.w,
Soon Iho truth was known, tho brighi
ight of day explained this cxtraordina
cene. I hey brought up and placed upon
ihe grass plot which surrounded the en
tranco lo the pit, the cold and uamr
hodv of a young man.
His clothing indicated other limes
ind other fashions. 1 1 was tasteful and
-ven seemed to have been worn on some
festive occasion. A small box was dug
nit near the body, which on being open
ed was found lo contain jewels, a gold
cross, a chain, a medallion, on which
cypher was engraved, bill timo had
blackened these tokens which love had
perhaps destined for some adored mis
All tho villagers ran to Ihe scene, and
while ihe authorities of the village tvere
lost in conjectures, each inhabitant so't
in his memory for some means of ar
riving, nt the truth, but all in vain.
'Margaret ." cried a young girl wnn o
voice which indicated astonishment al
ihe sight of an old woman, who advan
ced slowly towards Ibis immense circle
which awaited with anxiety tho expia
tion of Ihe mystery.
' Room for Margaret.' said many ol
ihe young people at once.
And the old woman approaencu
where the authorities and the proprieto'
were assembled. She gave no attention
lo the crown lhal surrounded her, and
scarcely thanked those who opened
her a passage. Her lace, ordinarily
pale, had beeome very brighi, her eyet
were flashing, and il could bo seen tha
something strange was passing ihiougf
She pushed aside Ihe proprietor, who
was before her, with a violent and con
vulsive movement. She stooped down,
and fell upon.hcr knees by ihe side ol
'Pierre,' cried she, and tier lecuie
hands, grown thin with age, were pasr
ed over Ihe face of ihe dead man,
She parts the damp hair.sho imprints
a kiss unon tlio forehead, which fc r
sixty years had been buried in ihe earth
and' which owed lo hia promatim
burial tho appearance of youth on o
body which age would have bent and
' It is Pierre,' cried she,'it is Ihe ft lend
'A. man ! an apparition! a
my childhood, it is my hetro h tl;'
and loais, which seemed now of jjy,
and now ot grief, inundated her hdeil
cheeks. 'I have waited for thee. On,
I cotild not havo died without seeing;
thoe, without embracing thee for tho
Thry tried lo lead her away, to tear
her from Ihe horrid spectacle on which
she gazed with a joy which woikoncd
her strength, which killed her; hut in
vain. She clung lo ihe body of Pierre,
she pressed him in lit-r feeble arms, she
wished to die upon tint heart which
she could not reanimate, but which In
life had boat for her alone. Then all
those mysteries wero expl lined.
t'icrro ; he had wished tu surprise his
hctroihed, and had doubtless hidden tha
presents which he had intended for her,
not far from where he usually worked.
How horrible must have been his long
gony. What a frightful end. His
thoughts perhaps carried him back to
iio sports that wore going on so near
turn, lo (he side ol Jus anxious hndc, of
his father and his mother. And ho
could sec them no more, his -last groans
could not be heard; ho was suffocated
lull nf life and strength,boncath a wholo
moun'ain of earlh.
'Margaret had wcl.l said, 'Pierre, I
shall await thy return;' for sho did not
survivo the violent emotions which sho
experienced. She passed away mur
muring the name of Pierre. But doubt
less when she made I bat vow she did
expect that her bridal bed would be tho
cold bier, she did not think that the icy
hand of her lover would be placed in
tier's only when she should have ceased
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A Printing Office. Tha
Hill Aurora, with much truth
well regulated printing office, is iho
highest school of learning, and the best
seminary of literary experience in the
world. Graduates from this college
with minds well disciplined, Judgments
well matured are among Ihe best prac
tical men in any community.
lVould.( possessed tho most valu3
ble things in the world, and was about lo
will ihem away,lho following would be my
plan of distribution ;
I would will to the world truth and friend
ship which are very scaice.
I would give an additional portion of truth
to lawyers, traders and merchants.
I would give to physicians skill anil
I would give to primers their pay.
To gossipping women, shori loogiies.
To quacks, a peck of ihuir nostrums.
To young women, good sense, large
waisls, natural teelh, all the brand.
To young sprouts or dandies, common
iense, liille cash, hard work.
To old mauls, good tempers, smooth fi
oes, hula talk and good husbands.
To old bachelors, a lovu for vir)ue, chit
Jren and wives.
And lastly, if I had a hundred voles to
j'ivu, 1 would give llieui lo " Polk and
Talking. Tho boat rules lo form a
young man am, io talk little, lo hear much
io refleot a'ono upon what lias passed in
company, to distrust one's own opinions,
and value others that doservo il,
Pity and Scorn. -Ho (hat had) plly on
another man's sorrow, shall be from it him
self; and ho lliat delighlelh in and scornrth
iho misery of another shall one timo or oth;
it fall into il hiiiuclf,