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From the r'ciiiisylvariia Inquirer.
Confession of the Confirmed.
BV DAVID PAUL BROWN.
Hefnte tliy niter mighty I.nrtl.
Thy altei iikhk on r.Airrii
Tlit! heart ami knee in bless'd accord,
Udw in thiii second birth.
Rorn first in sin a child of grief,
I spurn'd thv siviug grace,
A ml sought how vainly nought relief.
.Amidst a fallen lace.
Life's lievii.iu (Mill expl'ii'il;
I heard no precept from on High
No world save this adored,
I day nn cross on Calvary
1 hcaid no dying groan;
In riot, rout, ami revelry
1 iiv'd for eatth alone.
In pomp, in show, and cmply pride,
My chief delight 1 nought;
What reck'd I thai a Saviour dii:i
What thy my soul was drought
Tho price was paid hi precious blood,
His suffering on thn tree-.
Aion'd alike for bad and good
Aton'd of couibe for mu
I quaff'd tho brimming cup of joy,
And bade the health go round;
I knew 1 dream'd ofnoa'loy,
And no alloy I found.
1 taw no Cihck in the bowl,
I heard no svrkn's voirr,
But yielded the immortal soul,
To false and fleeting joy.
Time still roll'd on, and cvpry hour
Elrang'd me from above;
1 never n:i.T a Saviour's power
I unly knew hi love.
1 Irnvnrs'd o'er Life' treacherous seas
With full and flow rig nail,
And sporting with the zephyr breeze.
And thought not of the gale.
It cama iinthnnght of still it name;
And toss'tl and tempest driven,
I found no hope but in thy name,
No refuge but in Heaven,
Now now, dear Lord, my daily fond
Defies rem irse and dread;
The wine I drink's a Saviour's blond;
ilis b'idv is my bread,
Celestial light beams on the eight,
In ette unclouded ray;
And burning from the realms of night,
I hail eternal day.
' 'Did it hurl youl said a man lo another
irhn'ni tin hatl knocked down.
S , V 'Oh! not at all how is it vilh youc as
in ... . . .
i n coolly performed the same ceremony
l have sworn upon tho Altar or God, eternal hostility to evoi-y form of Tyranny over tho Mind of Mau.' Thomai Jefferson
h. webbT editor and proprietor
BCOOMSIttJllGs, COLUMBIA COUNTY,
WHAT TO OMIT.
Nover ask the age of an unmarried lady
when she passes fivo and twenty.
Never show your protested bill to a man
you wish to hoi row money from.
Never expose, your pnvcity to rich tela-
tion, if yon would have him treat you as a
Never absent vomself from church, if
you have any thoughts of marrying a rich
widow with a rrligious turn of mind.
Never nmil In boast of being a good shot
a randle snuffer l ten pane when in
ilie Put ieiy of buck of blood, if you nave
any amipatln to lighiiog a duel.
Never let it come to the ears of a rich A'
"hihlle.9 relative that you secretly prav fur
lis sudden premature dissolution.
Never sneak o the gallows to a man
whose father or grandfather has been hang
); nnr of the corruption of office holder
to a Oovernmenl defaulter
Never speak f the 'time that tried men'
souls' to one of Tory anceilry, nor of the
battle of New Oilcans to one who think
the army of England invincible.
Nover atlsmpl lo quiz a man in company
who might retort by kicking you down
Nuver let your friend know, when you
drop in to lake a friendly dinner with him.
tlul your landlady 'blocked the game' on
vou. because vou had not paid her vour
last week's bosrd.
Never take a newspapor without paying
for it it's the stubbiest act you could
possibly be guilty of.
HURRY vs. DESPATCH.
No two thing differ more than hurry &
lesputch. Hurry is th mark ol weak
niud, despatch of a strong- one. A weak
man in, office,-like a squiirel in a cage..is
laboring eternally, but lo no pnrpiwr and
14 in ennsiini 'notion, without getting on
it; lik -i tiirn.tile he is in eveiy boJyV
way, but stops, nobody lie ulks a grea
leal, but savs very little, lonkt into even
thing, but sees nothing' and has a bundled
irons in the fire, but none of them are hot
hould one of them are hot;with that h
only burns his fingers:
Avoid giving any long credit, even to
vour best customers. A man who pay
easily will not thank you lor the delay;tnil
slack, doubtful paymaster, u not too
valuable a costomer to dun sharply and
Baennabiy. A lish may an well attempt tt
live without water, or a man without air.as
i mechanic without punctuality t& prompt
'inss in collecting it is foMy to attempt to
eep or get up business by delaying col
eci on, ben you lose a slack payuiasu
from vnur liookv. vim oi.lv only lose the
liance of losing your inonev. anil there i
io .nan imvs mure monev to lawyers lb
in whose in least prompt in collecting
A WRETCHED MAN.
We were reminded (if iys a Western pa
ct) o( the 'Choriueur.' in the Mysteries ol
Paris, on reading the following;
Horrible A wretched man in the Souil
who in made mad by thn sight of hlond'wH
iiiipiui'ei'.tly sent out in the barn-yard, i
-hurt time since, to kill souie chickens foi
liunei, he peiformed the deed, beeanit
xo'tid, rushed into the lumse with ti e de
' ,,11'aicil fowl m one liHnd.aiiil bloody kii'ft
hi the other, seized the eoloied nook.dragg
nil her to the file, and pluiigedchicken into
A materialist, who had written a thousand
ibsurdiiies to prove that we have got no
nuls, inquired of a lady, with a triumphant
air, what her opinion was of hit philouo
phyl' It appears to me, sir, answered tbe
lady, 'that you have employed much talent
and ability to piovo you are a beast,
It is said that words huit nobody, never
tho less Sampson jawed a thousand Philis
ticei lo death.
From Arthur's Magaxins.
JOSEPH, THE FIREMAN ;
A TRUE STORY.
TRANSLATED FROM TIIU riU'.NCII OF J.
BY ALBERT ROLAND.
I ilo not know any profession mor
ii8 IUI, m tul at I lie same tnnr more wor
lit of I raise, than Ji t of those i t t epid
lien, who linltl themselves conslantly
n t e-idii'O-is t fly wheievei a conlhrn
liCitKii) is lighted up. or wherever tin
public oice calU them, performing,
housaod feats of valor; confronting evi
ry day, dangers a fi iililfi;l as present
ilitmselves u poti the field of bjttle, and
joining lo the most daring courage, tin
most noble uuinterc.steuiicm. ihes
re the true ctt zen-soldiers and I expe
rienee gloat pleasure in relating the fol
lowing, noble action ot one ot them.
Among, the hremen ot the lauuourg
of the capital, Jsoeph L was as re
markable for his expertness in scaling
burning building, as for his bold talent
of diving, which had frequently prociir
ed for him the inexpressible delight
saving Ilie life of his lellow beings.
Fue aiul water appeared lo be the ele
ucnts in which he was to acquire the
reputation of the bravest and best of
A fue broke nul, at night, toward the
ml of autumn, IS29, in the vast ware-
house of th itirveyor-geooial to the roy-
)l guinK .Hid linm these uuililings
filled with combustible ma'eii als, befuif
its jirogress could be arrested, it leached
tho a.jtnp'tinus dwelling ilselt ot the put
v"fV"P. Damn uecarviue. ii.iron wi-
. I :ll 1 l
aiville he father of a numeiotis family,
ai tnt.l, tiioueiu oiuv oi saving mis cnn-
f I. I r ' i t ; i
dien, the youngest of whom he soon
jlaced beyond Ihe imincnt dangei
ivhich threatened Ihem. One Ind been
orgotten in this frightful disaster,
irelty little girl, two vuais of age, who
slept in a chambei, Ihe only approach In
which, in consequence of Ihe progrefr
(he fire had m,i(le, was through her
father's apartment, which wbs doubl
locked. Tho piercmn cries of the a-
larmed chilil reached the ears ol Joseph.
who instantly bioke down with his axe,
the door ol this room, which was tin
private cabinet of b.ron Descarvillo
reached the child anil bore her to t tit
.w ins of her father. The baion offered
to ircompenfee him for his generous de
volion, but the fiierrMii, faithful lo tht
regulation of his corps, declared that hi
would accept nothing, as he had only
performed his duly.
When Joseph menlionetl Ihe fjet of
(lis having been compelled to break
down Ihe door of the adjoining apait-
iient, loieach Ihe child, the bason sua
lenly remembered that he had left sev
.ral i tides of value, among! whirl
was a small pocket hook containing foi
iy bank notes of considerable amount.
As there was yel lime, he hastened It
it-move them to a place of tafeiy, hu',W
hit ii;at surprise, when he reached the
loom, he found that Ihe pock t hook
was gone. He searched evei ywhen
with n tn h anxiei) , but rould iliicov
no 1 1 act" of it. Con viureil that ihe noli
Mil become Ihe pi'V nl the finiinii.ili
on y person who hail enleietl his cab'
n i, ai.d tlii'ei inineil not lo g'vehim sill
licie.nl ime to dispose of the propeiiy
'it went immetliately it) inform the cu;
nn of hit compiny of "he Ihefl whic
ad been comniitli d. Although il wt
with great i-flori he could arcusp tl
oung man who had suvei the life nl
one of his childrenpif ,t crime, he yie1
tied lo the imperious momst-mcex n
claimed Ihe atiihonly of ihe tifficer It
obtain justice. The captain, who, oi
hc nuiH ol hit uiulormlr irreproachahlt
cindu t, i niertaineil Ihe highest esteem
for Jos"ph, desired, in so grave and del
icate a mailer, to proceed with caution
He beckoned Joseph to follow, and con
duct him to an apartment where, basidi
himself, no one was present beside Hit
haron. Joseph tiembletl and grew pale
at Ihe charge made against him. H
attempted lo speak, hut the words died
on his lips; as soup as he recovered
from ihe terrible emotion which he ex
perienced, and which, in the eyes of tin
baron, seemed a proof of his guilt, ht
PA. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1844.
demanded that hc should bo subjected to
ihe most rigorous search, It wag noon
clearly ascertained that Ihe pocket book
it which he was accused of having stol
en, wjj not in his possession.
I knew he was innocent' cried the
officer, pressing his hand, warmly.
rle grow pale, however,' said M.
'It was with indignation,' replied Jo-
sepn, wim rustling eyes, 'tins is an
unexpected recompence for the service
have rendered you, but, if I suder un
der such an accusation, vou will suflei
slill lon jfoi you will be unahlc,dtirins
titir hie tune, io tcke your child into
your arms wnhout blushing al the tho t
ol th mamier in which you outraged
'I am sure, monsieur Ie baion, added
he officer, 'that, as oumelves, you will
orcseive a profound silence with regird
to tho strange scene which has just
'As for me, captain, I will promise
nothing,' replied Joseph gruffly. !
shall inform my comrades of Ihe kind
of recompense we are to expect for out
The fireman; indeed, related to hie
companions the insult which ho had en
dured, and carrying his hand to hu
sword, he added .
'If il had not been for baron Descar
ville's grey hairs, he should have death
atoned for this ciuel insult; but I hu)
too many advantages over him, and au
forced to hold htm in contempt.'
Ihe baron, however, entertained
secret .suspicion which he was unable li
bauis'.i; a mon'h tolled by, and, in !m
heart, Joseph wag still regarded as guil
ty. He continually balanced in hi
mind the proofs of his innocence and
the combination of ciicumstance whici
seemed to establ sh his guilt. Not be
ing contented, therefore, to sustain a lus
of forty thousand franc?, he was think
ing of entering a complaint before j
magistrate, when Ins valet-tle chambei,
one morning, upon emptying a laig'
ihcel iron vessel, standing near hi- sec
tetniy, filled with useless papers, ppi
ceived a black mniocco pocket book.
(Ie opened it hastily, found it filled with
bank notes, and immediately informet
his master of the joyous dfatcove'ry. I
would be difficult to txpi ess the surprii
jnd remoie nl the baron. He weni mi
once lo Ihe barracks of The firemen.
begged the officer lo assemble them be.
ore him. In Ihe presence of all, In
ipologized for ihe unjust suspicions hi
uatl en'eitained toward Joseph, ant'
ifl-red him any reparation he might rt
Ail I ask of you, sir, i that, hence
lot th, yon will never accuse a fireman of
the least bsae action, unless you wittier
I with your own eyes '
Ha -on D scar ville attempted; in vain,
to induce Joseph to accept some indent
nily for the outiage he had suffer, d, but
"either gold nor presents could tempt
this huiimahle man. Ue was satisfi
that his character hir! been washed ol
this odious accusation, in the presenct
ot his comrades, who now regarded bin
with increased esteem and attachment.
The name of Ihe puiveyor-geneial cami
Irequeutly to the mind and hps ot tin
fireman: however, he never spoke ot
him without a convulsive movement
which showed thai he was unable en-
tuely lo remove fiom his heart a certair
.leurte oi bitterness toward Ihe out)
nan, who had ever assailed hi in with
g.nl to hi. iuiegrcy
Winter succeeded to the autumn, and
n the many fins which occurred tlurinn
iiif r g tous season, Joseph gave new
roofs of Ins cotirige anil huma ii'y.
Jut of all his acts of true heroim, which
tad already excited Ihe admiration ol
very one, none wai so remarkable a
iat which I am about to re lite and
vhich it strictlv trite. It proves too.
ml greatness of soul t to bo found in
he most humble us well as in the
nost elevated classes of thu social or
The winter of 1820, without being
extremely rigorous, was long and tin
healthy; many of the inhabitants of Pa
is suffered much from the humid cold,
nul those sudden changes of tempera.
ture which affect, injuiiously, the mos-
obtist constitutions, hut whilst (he
great mass of workmen in their humbh
Iwellings were almost deprived of thi
necessaries of life, the opulent weie dui
rounded hy all iho charms of luxury,
nvented even in the midst ot snow and
frost, Amongst llieso pleasures, the
ono which Ihe youth enjoy with mo8ilf..P!,. lhal muriaP. thn inhlim ,!..
....- w "" "Hi '"
.yu.wu -.D u.i.u.cu iu uupi.y .ii h, iie l((,ucd lrom ,he noe bearing the
their natural strength and grace. 1 his bollv of VoUnif nCICarvii..
xcmng ami uangerous sport is most
common upon ne uanai ue i wurcy,
tnri Ilia lie m .In la Vi oil. I
inrld II frt n Itini1flnrtn rtt man nlnri inai I .
he shore, encouraging by their excla- ,nn
maliong the audacity of the skaters.
Some push along in sleds.the most fash-
entirely io mis passing amusement ,f
utners, witn eK.il I aim addiess, with al,fe
single euort, design, on Ihe ice, either a
ii . . . ii. n i .i. i i-.
i.fture, or u.e love., . -jiver oi me laov
ill tltolr lliijtltrhld In nu.iiin t.i lhi.il
' . o e." "6 ""
IIVIv I C -M . il mtuht aim. .at a Imsnln.
.l .;.. .k. ll 7 I E . f
mww,., ......... ......via, uu 1'n.ii"
-U ..... ...t lU .. UpUU ,
ins nn oe ore ui.
ij... . i. : : .1 i
uui me ice in uicjc noriuern coun-
tries is more firm than it is in our cli-
...u .uc.u... mure rsre.y
there. In the course of tho w.uter.al.erl
'lit: uui iinif oi ine uouae oi Daran uei-
-.:li . . i . .
carv.lle.a very remarkable event occur-
It r". ?.?.?,",,AeJ I"7: 0Um:
. .. w. .u6 ...... ci.iit.ii, u
..,....6-,...fcu .-.c ,,.Cm ,,c.
. lureu . g.ven oy "ie vanquisneu ,
ikxur. lo livals in some of their eames.
s nappy repan snouts oi uoilgni
. . ... e , , , .
weie in quently mingled wilfe ihe dcto -
istiou ol the opening champaigne
.1 ,i I . i c i . i .
lies; ine spaiKiing liquor oi wiucn ten-
led lo heat, still more, Ihe reckless
leads of . he young convivialists. The
fea, teiminated, they returned ,o theLn, 0 'JJ
7"" d"w e"ue. mouniBU upon ....
sua,,.-, s-w-y iu ... mo,..,.B. u.
in mm ni nn ht r iled hu Mip nmnirnii I
,o . . 77 ,J . .
toasts which had been drank. After
. r . f . , . 1.1 I
hous.iud feats of strength and address,
lli.ee of the most excited joined hands
tnu eogageu o execute cor.ec..y, ,u-
stepsofa g.llopade which was, .hen.
rashionable in all the saloons. 1 hey
I I 1 . .1 . 1 .Mlt.llH. U JUL ...11. llVrilCI 1114. H!
performed, indeed, the altitudes nd f ' . '. rr,ha ,m . , .
..ISTftTrf ...-X;in.i h' gr"""(e- The emotion of young
""KV " . "T
itvtlieATiioment hen Ihe three formed
i cilble .he ice Suddenly broke, and
ne iwniKiing o.i,,an eye, iney were "
buned under the thick crust which cov
rt;d the suifjce of the Canal. The mos
leait-iending cries burst from iho spec
taiors. John L , the fireman, was
"trotting about at a short distance from
he scene of iho disaster, and, always
eatly lo respond to the cry of distress,
Mished to the spot; and enquired Ihe
Muse of ihe alarm. O i being told ol
ha accident which had occurred, hi
threw off his heavier clothing, anil plun
.ed into the opening through which th'
lofoi tunate young men had pissed.
flie nsk of tins attempt m.y be easily
conceived, when it is remembered thai
this hole off red the only means of e
gress from under the ice which covered
lie Canal. Io about half a minute, he
uatlu his appearance again, bearing in
his arms one of tho young men. He
deposited him upon the shore, giving
li i in into (he care of the spectator.9, and
again precipitated himself into the gulf,
happy to have been instrumental in sav
ing one uf ihe three victims. Some In
slants elapsed, and nothing wag seen of
him, but al last he re appeared, alone,
saying that he was unable to find any
one. There are two more,' was shouted
on nil sides.
Ue plunged in for the third lime ant)
returned with the second skater, molioi.
I"ts and insensible. Aflet having de
posited htm in the arms of those who
vere -.Muling round, he plunged int..
'he hole a fourth lime, remained under
viler as long as he was able but appear
(1, at last, withemp'v hands. His coun
lenance was depressed, arid he suffered
so much from Ihe cold that ho was una
hie to utter a word.
' Oh J our saviour,' cried the young
m m he had first saved, 'do not abimlon
our dear comrade ! he belongs to an imo
oi able and opulent family which wil
recompense you as you deserve io be
lt ts a young officer of Ihe royal guards
the son ol baron Descai ville.'
Descarville ! exclaimed Joseph, with
) cnnvulive movement.
'Yt's, Ihe rich purveyor ho lives it.
the fauborg Poissonniere.'
'Oh ! I remember,' replied the fire
man; 'ho once accused me of having
stolen his pocket book; but I forget
all that when humanity demands my
Uo plunged into the canal again anil
this remained so long under thu ice that
Iho spectators begau to repent of having
Hon which might cost him his life. At
.Ho i. .. I I,. ;. M rrl.rl J.
,cnh, degoarindv. olacimr hi. hand uo.
ill! fhf hf3.rt ni' lht Vnlinn rtffiftmr tnfmW
. S " " . . .
. , . . . -
ttlrec, I should have experienced
ni.,r in , tMS .
jV.n mvirn hi. f.Thr .,i ;n
cillg hi8 in hi, arm ,Q
lls j8 no( uead H0 heart beal oh?
i coUy 3Ucceetl in
res oling him lo
He extended the inanimate body of
you Uescaivill upon the ahore, cov-
. . r 1
eiel It Willi his own. a lllril hla ninnih
n I ho Una nl lh. ,t... I I
I "'""I ""I
power , jMflale (h J( ne
cjntinued his efforts for sometime, for
luiuif jir inia ine iiintrsi. ami ttian nr...
t . . ..
o i - - i..-.-j
,, lh i,., :, ..
p ;'; ni...i....
oroUght by some of the bystander.,
vhicn wcre warmed and
i "v'v.ii ui ma (iuiiihuii wan
rubbetl ra jd w h ,
w,th -Pi"'," to produce a coni.lera.
ble degree of friction. After these ef
for8 W(.ro con,jnued for 8u;ne Jo
h had ,he f . , wl.nMa!ni.
.f.V" ' r .1 .Ii". Tr. . " .
"f"' w '""""" 'i'c. neinen ten nun
Jn,i tVBn, - -i u:.
clnlhinir anil itiiL-a n.a
inlh:no ani, m.,.. , ...
bot-LMn,f Mllnp! .:..: .. L: Ll
w. iivmiiu alllllldllUIl IU IU9 UC
,.irp..man. r,,.,,. ,,,', ...
lUnP nf , ' .1 ' .Tl:"".
wh wh,cn he rubbcd hig IjmjJ n( b().
Jy 8 natural reaction took pi .re.ihe
. . . . . ' '
uiooa was again thrown to the sutfice.
,,i ,i,,t,;, . :..
I'" "' IBM1IIIOU lis I.KHI'.iy 1UIIG-
,:. A , ... ' ...
tU nedtotne ,hpM men w.
hB ha(J Jlvedi Wh' 8JW m
,h scized hi . J
I, ' . ,, ,. ' .
Descarville, who Telt thai he owed his
lif. , ,. ,,.
iLa. , WuM fae m .
'Never,' taid he, 'has huminily
promjited to such devotion and heroism
before; never has a brother or friend
ihown such generous courage and per
severance, tosaveany one from an ine
vitible death. And you knew tnai I
was ihe son of your accuser.'
It was, even for that reason. I felt a
ircaler desire lo save you. This is iho
only meant people of my humble con
li mu have, uf making Ihe gieat and
rich feel that we ateot any importance
'Ah.' believe me, my good Joseph, this
irnib will never be effaced from my memmy
1 desire to publish every where what you
have done for me I will inform your officer
il this deed which, however, will not sur
prise them, for with you it is not.an ex
iraonlinaiy effort, and shall not rest atifi
ed until ynu have obtained the just rewnrd
lor the noble acts you have performed and
for the high virtues which distinguish
During this outpouring of the heait, tho
companions ol tho young men, emptied
their purses into a hat, form in?, together, a
sum of fire or six hundred francs which
they now came forward lo offer to the fire
man as n mark nf their gratitudo and ret
peel, hut Joseph taking the hat, threw it
il upon the shore scattering ihe pieces
of gold and silver tt cnmaineil in eveiy ilir
ectinn. crying as he did so with noblo
'Do vou suppose that I hue been iictmt
eel hy pecuniarv inte'esi! All that I can
iccept nf ynu, gentlemen, is a few glasses
of good wine to warm nie, of which 1 con
less1 sacrehleii! I am in great need-'
Hardly had he uttered these words when
he was caught up in the arm nf the. young
men and carried to a neighhnridg r'slsD'a-it
where the festivsl of the intuiting was
renewed; thev treated Joseph as i,eir i qtnl
and honored him as a man deurm liuuimi'V
Manv toists were given, but ihn msi riipH
iiirmibly recti. ed was die folluu ing;
'I accept in ihe name of in v cnim-ad.-.'
-aid Joseph, 'and I dar assert hai ihy
will always show themselves worthy of
the honor you do ihem.
'Who can doubt ii.' tuj voting Desrart
ville; 'when you are die stir a '
The countenance!! , . I . i- '.piiI
with joy, and this l.ii.pni -r .in r. ed
I) the appearand) ol li. lliMr llle. to
whom his son had sen) woitl uf what had
occurred. He threw him-elf into Joseph',
arms, mid was n mufh moved that at first
hi. u-j. hmhIiIh In utter u cinulA u-nrfl, I7a
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