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    The Columbia D
I havo sworn upon the Altar of God, eternal hostility to every form pr Tyranny over the Mind of Man." Thomas JolTeraon
Volume VIII.
IVu miter 30o
irroaiTc St. Paul's Church, Main-st
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Drrp in the silent waters.
A thousand fathoms lo'v,
A gallant ship lies perishing
She founded long tgo.
There are pule sen-flower wreathing
Around her pnrt holes now,
ml spars and shining coral
Encrust her gallant prow.
Upon the old derk bleaching,
White bones unburied shine,
While in the deep hold l.idden
Are casks of ruby wine.
There arc pistols, sword and carbine,
Hung on the cabin wall,
And many a curious daeucr,
Hut rust has spoiled the:n nil.
And ran this be the vessel
That went 60 bohly f firth.
With red flag of old England,
To bravo tho sloriny north?
There were blessing poured upon her
When from her port sailed s'io
And prayers and anxious weeping
Went with her o'er the sea.
And once she sent home Inticis,
And joyous once were they,
Dashed hut with fund remembrance
Of friend so faraway.
Ah! many a heart was happy
That evening. when they rame,
And ninny a lip pressed kisses
On a I'eloved name!
How little those who read them
Deemed far below tho wave,
That chilil, and sire, and lover.
Had found a seaman's grave
Hut how tint bravo whip perished,
Nunc kiicv, save Him on high
N" island heard her rai.non,
No otlirr hnrk wis nigh,
Wb only knew from E"tjland
She nailed far o'er tho mat')-
Wn only klo-w in E glvitl
Sin' never c'.iiiio h if 1 it .
And eyes grew dim with matching,
They yet refused to weep!
Anil years wen spent in hoping
For tidings from the deep.
It grow an old mill's story
Upon their native shore,
God not rest those souls in Heaven,
Wli meet on oatth no more !
J- Dr. Cassin having hoard tho famous
Thomas Fuller repeat some verses on n
scolding wife was so delighted with them
as to ask for a copy.
There is no necessity for that,' said Ful
ler, as you have got the original"
The Season.
The autumnal season has ever afforded
a fruitful thcrno for moralizing. From
time immemorial, the 'fall of the leaf lias
furnished the nowspaper editor with nn
admirable text from which to spin out
lengthened essay upon the biief duration
and rapid decay of all things earthly. The
striking and beautiful similitude between
the seasons' changeful round, and the life
of mortal man. has been as often and
repeatedly dwell upon, as each successive
return of the autumnal period suggests the
idea Now, we fully annreriiie the so
li'iunitv of the lesson thus conveyed to tin
mind, and conceive the present a most fii
ting season for meditation upon the evan
csccnt nature of human life, but there
vet another and less snnibrc light in whicl
the landscape may bu viewed; and a differ
eat and less saddened mood ul iiitnu hi
which it may bo mused upon.
The Summer linn departed the glorious
sci9nn of clear skies and bright sunshine
of green field and beauteous flowers
when the air genial and balmy when the
birds carol blithely and when mere exis
tence is of itself a pleasure this jnyoun
lesson is now at an end. We see the
hange in all around, above beneath; and
feel it in every breath we draw. The sk
becomes o'erc.asl with clouds, whose du
ind leaden line sends a chill through the
frame: the sun's rays impart but a fecbl
warmth: too veiuurc ot ticiii anil lorest it
last decaying, the (lowers droop and die
the atmosphere is cold and frosty;thc fealli
ercd songsters of tho grove' have winged
their flight to southern climes; and Win
ter, cold Winter with all his icy terrors, it
already upon our thiesholit. Jut what ol
II this? We're hearily glad of it, and m
ire you, indulgent reader, whom we non
address. What is't not so? You shrui'
011 r shoulders with an incipient shier.
itive to utter through your chattering
teeth, a monosyllable -no.' Hut, don't b
nasty, wo aeg ol you. Have a moment
p-nieuce, while we reason with vou unoi
he matter.
Tho love id change is a ptinciple deep
ly implanted in the human breast, from
ivhtcli we derive a coodlv measure ol
arthly onjo mcnl: and among the mani
'old mutations which aie continually lakine
place, and which our senses derive pleasure
hi experiencing, those ol the seasons an
ml among the least' Always summer
would make our latitude wholly unendtira
ilc, aud cause us to sigh for tho frozen
regions of Lapland. The charming land
scape wh eh that season presents to the eye,
ould be divested of its beauty, from hav-
ing naught with which to contrast it. No,
no. Let us bid farewell to summer, bright
nd joyous though it has been without h
pang ut' regrol,aud welcome stern Winter's
old approach with real, heartfelt pleasure.
tin brings with him in his train all those
in door enjoy mcnts without which life loses
half its charms. To him wo are indebted
ir causing the fmiily fireside to spaikle
11I1 renewed brilliancy, around which wi
iw di'liL'hi 10 circle: and home become
doubly dear; in the absence of all that can
harm without. Then, think ton, of tin
orious Sleigh rides, the social parlies and
nurry makings, the happy Christmas lime
the but we have already enumerated an
ample catalogue of W inter's delights, suf
iciit in make any but the puny and cner
lied inlidlutaut of a tnopieal clime cca6C
regrm a change wbieS it fraught with
maiiv romfnris and joys. Reading
A ienll.e nan had, tns'.ead of placing his
fork in a sandwich, inserted it into a lady's
hand. 'The jnjury was not muohj but the
quaininess of tho excuse was what amused
the bystanders.
'I beg pardon,' said tho offender with
the most 11 nr 11 tiled composure of counten
ante; 'but I mistook the hand for white
Write inquiries in dust, 'nut kindness in
uiiiarics, who is tnai piain loomng
man ou just bowed tor aked a youns;
and be.itiliful woman of hei husband, ac
they were walking down Summei
It is a Mr. Nixon; lie is a house car
penter, I believe.'
W here did you make uch acqtiain
ances?' ret-pomled his ic wife,
with a toss of her pretty head and it,
cloutl of ostrich plumes.
He is a member of the Lodge,' an-
Hwered Chailes Lindon, with a peculiai
half smile.
'Humph, 'said his wife; 'I don't think
nuch of an institution that level all
tanks as this Odd Fellowship seem In
to ; 1 suppose if Mrs. Ho n Carpenter
Nixon sees fit to viit me, I must return
her call ."
I have no doubt Mrs. Nixon is a
very worthy .respectable sort of person,'
said hor husband with a smile, 'but you
need not apprehend seeing her in Ches-
mi street.'
'I should hope noi ! There comes a
nan with a short jacket, with a pot of
paint in one hand and a biush in the oih
iil shouldn't wonder if he was another
How do you do. bt other Vinal,'
poke and nodded the young man in re
ply, as the other pased him.
I he painter bowed with a friendly
look, mingled with respect
I Ins is carrying it too far, Gnarled,'
said his wife, between vexation and mei
rtment. 'i ou certainly must affect thi
coodcscetision to vex me, nod are fat
from feeling this coidialily you show
' 1 assure you, Emma, that I do feel
his cordiality.'
'Then you are greatly changed; fui
you have the reputation of being the
nost exclusive person in your set, and
know, until lately, vou have prided
yourself on this exclusivencss. 1 1 seem-
10 me incredible that you should alter so
merely fiom joining an Order which i
so objectionable as that of Odd I'ellow-
hip. If but one month being an Odn
ellow has done all this, I expect to see
vou al the end of six months invitini!
cobblers and journeymen tailors to dine
with you, and I shall have to take ten
with your barber's lady ! lam realli
vexed that you should have lowered
vourself by joining this order '
1 1 do not agree with yu Limns. I
feel that I have elevated myself. I am
proud of the designation ol Odd Fellow
My only fear is, that I shall not be so
worthy a one as I could wish.
Jiv this lime they had reached an cle
gant milliner in Summer street, whet
they were to malic a call, aud entered
A few words will give the reader some
lea ol these personages of our tale.
Charles Lindon was the sou of a weal
thy merchant, and the junior paiiiier n
tits ialher s rich mercanlilo house. II
was rich, intelligent, fashionable, and
was very aristocratic; for his family wa
one of the oldest in Boston. He had
been two years married to a young lad)
every wiy nia equal, in until and
wealth, and dislingui.'.heil for her wi
and beauty. She was a leader in fash
ion, ant! reigned fupremo over the em
ptre ol taste, JNothing had ever trans
pired In cloud their happiness, Charles
idolized his wife, and she lived in thi
light of his love. Hut he was led to be
come an Odd Follow. He had examin
ed the arguments for and against tin
Order, anil judged rightly of its useful
ties-. He untied himself to tho Lodgi
without previously acequainting hei
with his intention; for he had heard hei
one day al dinner, when some one piei-
cut introduced the subject, laughingly,
yet earnestly, express her positive oppc
sition to secret societies, Charles had
Ihen said with a smile, 'Whal, Emma,
jt 1 Miould becomo an Udd I'ellow?'
' I would hardly speak lo you.
don't want my husband to have any se
crets he cannot reveal lo me. Tho wile
of an Odd Fellow must feel such a sc
crct a rival lo herself. I should be jeal
ous of it !'
Mrs. Lindon soon discovered that hei
husband was an Odu Fclluvy, lie jiad
been such a hoU-e-huthand.vvlien out ofl
hie counting room, that she had all hi.
Inisuri! hours. She could account foi
he milliner in which he passed every
one,ol thorn, blie knew all hu did,
where ho wenl, and whom he saw, and
wht ihey said; for he wan accustomed
10 relate lo her al home whatever Irans
piretl out cf doors. Indeed, she prided
hernon her husband's devotion, and
on bmg able lo cay that there was no"
an hour ol his lime since she had been
married she could not account for, that
"lieilid not know how it had been speio
Chailds Lindon Was 'a pattern of a bus
nanu r
The evening he had been initialed, hp
nanaged in this manner. A friend of
his, who lived in Winlhrop Placp, wa.'
in Udd l'i'llow,ind to his house Charles
nd his wife walked together after tea.
Here it was easy for Charles' friend lo
propose to hirn a walk, and a call, leav
ing the ladles alone. Mrs. Lindon im
pre Ffed upon Charles' mind not loin
out kmg.and lo be back bv nine o'clock
10 see her home. This he promised
his friend having assured him the tniii
ition would occupy less than an hour.
I wonder where they can be noiou?'
sid Mrs. Lindon, when they were led
1 It is Lodge night ; they must !)
going there,' said the Odd F. How'
wile, oiler a moment's thought.
' l-mtlgYiNinlil?'
' Y$V"Frank i an Odd Fellow. Tin
Lodge meets Tuesdays.'
' It is impossible Charles can be unn.
there I He is not an Odd Fellow !
I wonder how you would let your bu.
band join.'
' I was opposed to il at first. Hut b.
brought me the constitution, winch .
read, he explained lo me so cleaily hu
fiillytho principles ou which i ho instiio
lion was established, tlnil 1 gave my coi
' I could never give.mine for Chaile
Do vou know I he seciet ?'
'Why, no.'
Have vou nnver asked Frank fo
Yes, playfully.'
' I should be wretched if Charles be
longed lo a secret Older. I should fee
I had not hut half his head. It woul
eem veiled and covered up from me !
I am rejoiced he is not one. How c.n
you exist and not know the socrel tlm
s locked up with such mysterious aw.
in your husbund's bosom? It is dread
iul !
The Odd Fellow's wife lauehed. an
Emma joined in the laugh, though will
in air ol seiinusness.
Uo you think it would be nub! ii
me lo press 1' rank lo reveal lo me wha
ie has pledged his honor lo keep con
ceaieil. 1 would not wish IIIV hiisbanrl
to perjure himself for his wile's cuiios
.i.. I ..: r.-.i V i. i
" ' ""I suisiieu rmiiii loves me hi
less; hihI 1 luve seen with pleasu'e, thai
since he has become an Oild Fellow, he
enteis warmly into my little benevolen
..i r.. .. ...
limns nn- i lie poor, which lie never
troubled himself about before; that In
always now sends money lo the desli
Hie families I visit, and sometimes goc
wiih me himself. He has taught me In
leduco my chanties lo a system, and
how lo accomplish the most good witl
the lililo means 1 have.'
i f .... . l- I . I I 19
i mi aic u ounevoieiii, uiara. lou
ire always doinn uond somehow. I
believe yon had rather see a loom ful
of ragged children, than a conservatoiy
full of plauis; you seem lo love and laki
aieol and visit the poor families, just
is I do my flowers.'
Well.tho poor aro mv ulanls.Emma.
I love lo water them, and lend litem,
nd fee Ihem trow vicorous and healtbv
under good apparel and nourishing food
I would rather see the crateful smil.
hi the poor child's face, than tho bud
ling of the brightesl'flower or a ran
The conversation then chanced lo tin
lashions anil other gossip. At a quar
ter past nine tho gentleman returned.
AH, truant,' said Emma. m!lini n.
Charles entered the room; 'where havi
you been? Givo a true account of voui
elf.' '
'Ho has been with mo to meni nm..
fliends,' laid Frank.
'W hero aked Charles' wife, seeiiin
him color.
Why to tell ihe whole tn,th, Mrs.
iindon, Charles has been to the I
Willi nwa '
How can ho go there? Ho la not an
Odd r ullow,'
'Yes, he is an O ld Pillow'
' Charles,' cried Mig. Lindon
'What, my dear.'
'Is it true what I' rank has just told
' It is true, Emma.
I havo lo nigln
leen iuiated.'
The youna wife would have eladlv
I tt . r, . . " J
uuuii angry, uut I'ranK'fl civ manner.
and Ilia wife's merriment at her surprise
Hove me cioun irom ner orow.
'Well, Charles, if vou have realli
been so idle as lo join (his Oider.I can't
help it. Clara has been spoaking high
ly of it but yet I have prejudices, jjfl
Come now, divulne the secret. Snm.
clear vnor firf.iii anrl nm..ntnn i r?
j w. ....., -hi. ,imii,igiii;c. HI UUUC
and I forgive you.
1 he secret is silonce. aimvered
Charles gravely.
'Don't tantalize, Chat Ics.. 'What i
he secret.'
'The new initialed placed his forefin
ger on his lips, and then removing it,
aid, impressively. 'It is silence.'
How provoking, ' cried his wife.
vexed and laughing. 'I declare I am
a t a minil lo lo gel up some terrible
ecret a an oUsel to yours,'
' Don': fearher, Charle..' f aid his
friend. 'She would come and tell il lo
Clara here, and Clara would tell it lo
ne before we wenl lo sleep, and then 1
eiillltl communicate the Mnrrihl,. nlTiir'
to yuii. you know.'
' I daresay I haves secrets Frank, I
ever told you,' said his wife archly.
'How provoking these men are,'
aitl Mis. Lindon. 'Come Odd Fellow
nee if you can put on my shawl.'
i ne next luesday evening, at the tea
table, alier a little embarrassment and
nation, Uiarlcs Lindon said to his
wife 'Emma I shall be absent nart nf
he evening
'Wheie, Charles?'
' It is Lodge nigut. I would like lo
;o in for an hour or two.'
Mr. Lindon looked veiy grave, and
iignny pouteu. &he did not make any
'Shall I go?'
'As you please. Ifjou prefer the
ociely of your 'new hi others' lo mine.
I have nothing lo say.'
'lou look displeased, I will stay a
'Io go. You have pxpieesed your
nefeience. I am willing you should
ollnw it.'
' How can vou be so unreasonable
Mis. Lindon go! up from the table
ind left the room. Chailes remained .
I'-w moments thoughtful, and then ton
md dep. rind for the Lodge. On In.,
eluin he found Emma had retired. Oi
iscending to her room, he found th
loor locKeti wiinin. A piece ol papei
... I. . . . . I I
a si ii u it upon i:ie otusiue panel, on
which he. read.
'Nuptial Loner, No. 1.
No Admittance without Ihe Counter
A I firsl he stood petrified with aston
ishmenl. Then ho burst forth into a
lottlpial of laughter. There was r
irhne.-s and beautiful appropriateness ii
hej'i, lint pleased him, though at hi
iwo expense, lie Unocked and sanl
'I hat ii not the pass word. No ad
mittance !' said the ttiurnphatit voice of
his wnliin.
After making one or Iwo moro olhot
qtnlly unsuccessful ellorts, he was for
ceil lo conless htmsell connueied: anil
with an exclamation about 'the wit of
woman, hu slowly retiieil from th
loor of this L-nlge, from which he wac
lebarred,and spent the night on a divan
in Ihe parlor, with his cloak far a cover
lid. '
Al hra.ikfait next morninc, Mrs
iindon was in fine spirits, Charles wa-
Iso happy that the humor had taken
her thus kindly, and he cheerfully ac
knowledged lumsell defeated. After
(hey had made themselves suffieienilj
merry over the affair, she said seriuui
Uut Charles, I still insist Ihi ra cai
he no good in an inslilution that keeps a
husband away from his wiTu till afar lei
' Your father was a Mason; and
have heard him say that al the meeting
of the Royal Arch Chapter, or gome
such thine, ho sometimes was kept out.
ill two o'clock. Did he love his vile
tliut I can't bear lo have ,'you away.
I shall always regret your it,
lou speak of Ihe advantages. They
will do for those who jie poor but you
would never think of annU inir for Ilia
boinfiis oftho fundi'
'I may havo reverses.'
'iNotwhilel have mv own forlmm
secured to me. If you should loso all
you are worili.we should still be rich.
I can see no good in your joining;'
'I am not eorry I have donn eo. It
my be of use lo me some day.'
'I am sure I shall never bo reconcile,!
to it.'
e conversation mention as havimr
t? en place in Summer siieet, occuted
UV-ee weeks later than this. A few days
Afterwards they started ou a journey t0
'he While Mountains with Frank an 1
his wife. Thence (hey exented their
journey to the beautiful valhy of tho
iveiuieoec. iJesetliNi a lull . .
he capiUl, the bolt i the torque ol
he carriage fell out. the end of n, i
gue dropped to the mound. & ih hnr.
stalled al a run down the lull vv..i.
great coolness, Charles who h.l ,nr..
to the box and taken the rains from tho
:"ca coaenman, guided the vehicle
m us rapiu course; snd as ihe only
means of saying tho lives ofnll, mrneil
it down into the meadow.-Hero
I' rank leaped out l0 try and ge.ize t,
oils. 1 he carriage rolled
li!l il came in contact with a lo;, when
the horses broke away with Ihe stvinCa
IrpeanH AmnnaA fi i i .
... ' "'i-6cu "mies irom tile box.
I hey flew like the wind, leaving him
senseless. J he carriage mnvnl h, uf
for fifiy yards, and then gradually s'op
ped, Chailes was taken un nn,l i,r
into town to ihf. iini,.t i...,
broken his aim in his leap. were
two ladies with wounded 'io-bWis. in i
sli.nge town, and at a hotel. Cn.mon
...-i.i. y iii nisi siw nvt'ry afteoiiori'
paid to ihem.and the s irgeoni 'efi then
under the care of it-ir wives and cn .rli
man. They in a day or two became
laligued for want of sleep. K.r.mi
was bemoaning their being so f.r I om
borne, and fearing tl,py would ..J ,
lor want of attention.
'Theie is a Lodgn here,' sul (
She sent for ihe la, .llonl, a,j iq,, .. '
who was the Noble Grnd.
'Arc the genilemaii 0 i
d Fe
sKed ihe host
' ) es
'Then if tfiev arj sick
will not want fo'r attention, nr ..,."' ......
trouble." "
In less than Iia'f-n hnnr the visiiinC
ommiilee of the Lode wailed upo., ihe
llllCS. Fur fml. weeb. .1.,.. (M.-.l Jr,.,
I'Vruk remained confirmed lo ih,r r,..,.
hey received the most nffce.ionai . ,ui
"'"ri'ig atteniion from the Odd Fe.low.
I Me two siraners seemed
dm midst of a h-nJ of Drottlers (,,, t.01lj
not do loo much for them. And when u
Hie end ol four weeks ihey were able in
take the steamer for Huston E.nn.n blessed
"t only m her lie6rt, but in eloquent
"!, iIih Odd Fello IV A. n nL' 1 1 f I It' I n J 1 ,1 n rr
ijtat her husband's recovery was owing to
the attentive nursiiip and
" of the Order. "
'1 shall never sntalc nf Odd V.,n,
she said to Clara, 'without saytng, .(;u,
);,;V',f,m! And af'or this she regarded alt
Udd I-cllows with kindlv! never
BJio oojecieii io her husband aopakimr i
men with paint pots and brushes i- their
bands, or ladders on their shoulders: for ho
knew the value of finch irinti in ihn
of trial.
Chinese Proverbs Whoever !,nirn.a
to build builds to sell. Love is all even
'Vllhout one good one. We never, m
loud or long as when we would hide" our
grief. The true wsv of enriclnn i nurcnlvpa
is bv outline ofl' our wants. There are no
laults truly fatal but those which we will
laither aeknowleilffn nor renair. Ii i i,m.
ler to fill our barns than our diesis,. What,
is a fool who has mado his fortune ? A
)ig wnich is eiubarrase.) bv Ins u,. i
hIioiiIiI do quickly ih.H which dues not
iiress, in order to do slmvlv ilnn 111,1,1.
00s press. 'Cautain I'ldi'l ,nn f'i.i,.M-n
Olio and 'Tea talk.)
Verii Unetmfartable Wh ill nn llncnm.
furtable sitinilion! A seat'on a ofi heun en
two beautiful airls; oua with black ci'cs iei
ringlets; anil snowy neck Hip oilier; with
nit hluR eyes; sunny ringlei.; red cheeks
ind lips; both laughing 'and ulkinir to van
at the same time,
One person obscivei llufyou m'ght
as wei( iry In saw a erow"'h'ar with a
notched guittu'iiir I, h . r ihlno of
winning ihe nfJeclions of a young Ldv
wilhoui money. '