The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, April 12, 1845, Image 1
mm to ' .I have iworn upon the Altr of God, eternal hnatlllty to every form of Tyranny over the Mind of Man." Thorrns Jctirn If. WE15B, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Volume VIII. I'll .'tL'J . -.' . J '. - .- OFFICE OF THE' DEMOCRAT. ori'osiTE Sir. Paul's Ciii'itcii, Main-bt TEFwl3 : : The CO I. U Mil 1.1 DEMOCIMTwiltbe published every Saturday morning, (it J II U ))l,I..'li:s per annum payunu half yearly in advance, or J wo Dollar, Fifty Ceiits.if not paid within the year A'o xnhxerintion will be taken for a shorle period than oix month; nor any dim on tinuance permittcd,until all arrearages are. discharged. Jl I) I 'Ell Tl SEMES 8 n ot exceeding a square will be conspicuously inserted a One Dollar for the first three, insertions anil Twenty-five cents for every svbse qne.nl nscrtion. IZT" liberal discom made to those, who alvirtise bu theyeat LETTERS addressed on business,mtixi be post paid. poirrRY 1 SEE THEE STILL! DV C. Hl'BACUK. I see ilioe still, I'emembrare, faithful to her luisl, Culls thee in beauty from the dust; Thou comest in the morning light, Thnu'rt with me through the gloomy nijjhi, In dieams I m-et iheeofoh'. Then thy soft arms my neck enfold. Ami thy sweet voire is in my ear. In every scene to memory dear. I sec the still. I see the still! In every hallowed token round; This little ring thy finger hound, This lock of hair thy forehead shaded, This silken chair, hy thee was braided These flowers; all withered now. like thee Sweet sister, thou did'st cull for nc; This book was thine, lure did'st thou read This picture, ah! yes; here, inde-il. This picture, oh! ye, here, indeed, 1 see lino still. I sec thee still: Here was thy summer noon's retreat, Here was thy favorite fireside seat This whs thy plumber; here, each day, I net and watched thy sad decay Here, on this bed, thou last did lir; Dark hour! once more its woes unfurl, As then I Jaw the, palu and cold, I see time still. I see lliee still: Thou art not in the grave confined Death cannot chain the iminoital mind, l.rt earth close o'er its sacre.l trust, Hut goodness dies not in the I'usl: Thee, 0! sister, it is not thee Ileneath the coffi's lid I see; Tliuu to a fairer land art gone, There Id me .hope, my journey done, To sie thee still. THE VAIN lJECJRET. Oh! had I nursed, when I was young, The lesions of my father's tongue, (The deep laborious thoughts he drew, l'rcin all he saw and others kuew.) t might have been ah, toe! Thrice sager than I e'er shall be; Fur w hat saith l ime? Alas! he only shows the truth Of all that 1 was told in youth! The thmiohts now budding in my brains, The nisdoui I have bought with pain, The knowledge of life's brevity Trail friendship, false hilosophy, And all that issues out of woe, JJethinks were taught me long ago! Then what say 8 Time? Alas! he Inn brings back tlu truth Of all I heard ("and lost in youth! Truth.-! hardly leatn'd jnil lately brought From many a far forgotten scene! Had I but hslen'd, as 1 might To your voices, sage Mrenp, Oh! what mil! lit I not have been In the realms of thonghi.' Cliarset. r is a phce lix which ran cxpirt but onre from 'i ashed there is nu rcsui- lect'on liLOOJlSllUKCS, COLUJIHIA COLJVTV, V A. SATURDAY, A N EC DOTK OF FR K L K RICK Til K (lUKAT, KING OF PRUSIA. Fred-rick the Gieat had heard ihsl corporal in his regiment of body g'nnU who was well known as a lemuikahl 'landsome, and brave young man, wott uit of vatiiiv a watch-cliHin. suspended liom g leaden bullet in his lob. Tin King had the cuiiosily to ei quit e into i lie ciicumslanees himself, and an op !oi Utility was contiivcd that he shoub meet ihe corporal as by chance. 'Apro pos, corporal' aid the king, 'you r i biave fellow, and prudent, too, to nave spared enough from your pay lo buy yourself a watch. 'Sre' leplied he solder, 'I Halter myself I am biavi hut as to my wa'eh, il is of litile signi iiealion. I be Ivu g, Mil mg II gol aleh set Willi diamonds s-no '1V ' watch il is five. What i.Vlnek n re yen ua?' The ri rpoial, i oiling out hi i lift writ a ti etpbling hai.d replied. my watch neither if I five or six, bu hows me cleaily ibe deaih I am lo du n my M jiv's sm vice. '- 'Well, then' reiumed i it e Kmg, i hat you may like wise see ihe hour among the twelve in which you aie 'o die in iny service, I vill give you mine. LA It MX. Class in spelling, come up and rc one. 'John, spell ejecls.' 'Fx.' 'Right. Next spell seeii., Cd.' 'Right sgiin. Class can go ou1. PROFOUND RLPLV. A slranger ask"d a countryman, vhom he caw mending a tnacl near i9', 'where the roal went?' The country mao replied, 'I don't know, Inn I fi'ids it here when I comes to wo k o the morning, and I leaves n here a' gin, bu i wbeie il goes to in the m.'?an tune 1 uoo I know.' Jonathan Slick says that at a Polk lance in York ritj, -I looke.i' round t . and true as you live iheie wasn gul in the i ocm no' had an awful swell g light on bihiiid! Ilump-backei cnt ei", I never vi even on m l yd tlii'V al sl'ioii .'li'Mi1 sin i u n a ami tilkini o Hi" f: ll 'is .'S i!' iiuHiiug ailed Yin pi or !im,j;s! In a church yard in i lie north of Englani' is lo be seen the following ludicrous K pi ph; Here lies JOHN TH UOLI-OPE, Who caused these eie slonei to roll up And when the Lord took histoid up II ' left lus body to fill this ere hold u;j And iiiioilier The huid now owns JEREMIAH JONES, Whose (dd dry bones Lie under these stones On a recent occasion sa) s an exchange paper, ps the marriage ceremony was aboui lo be performed in a chinch in a neighbor ing town, when cleigymaii desired the pa, ies wishing to be married lo rise up the argest number ol the ladies in the house iiimediaiely arose. An Irish maid, boasting uf her industri ins habits, said siie rose at four, made lire, put on the tea kettle piepmd breakfast & made all ihe beds before any in the housi was up. A HICKORY PEN, Mr. Tyler, lo give an additional eharac er to the act and pay at the same lino oimewhat of a pointed compliment to (.Jen. Jackson wrote hi signature to the An nexaiioi) Resolution with a hickory pen.' A grnllem in says a bite London paper walking past Westminster bridge inquired how ihe bridge answered The reply val ready and witty If you'll slop to ihe gale you'h be tolCed: Willis says that '.he Ladies of Paris are in the common paaciico of smoking cigars mil have inliodticed the lashion of wearint; Wellington Boots' with high huels We had heard of the cigars, but ihe boots are a new adaption. F A X X V o OR, THE VEILED STRAW COTTAGE, BY MAHY M'KNSKR l'KASK. CHAPTER FIRST. TIIK WILL. Exactly geveniy-seven years ago. Justice Gorman. Mr. Wilcox, lbs village atiorney. and Mr Niles, Ihe village school muster hejiileg many more village worthies, met n he larje old-fashioned hall of the anciem mansion house thul siood half a mile from the vi'lage for the purpose of reading the ast will and tesiimenl of the deceased own r of the said mansion house. He had bequeathed his entire propertj . onsisting of a large amount of gold and p!aie, ihe spacious mansion and an exiensi'e plantation attached to il, lo Harry Lincoln 'lis nephew and namesake with ihe pro viio that he, Harry the younger, must make his ho ne ihree months of eai h year, longer if he chose, in iho mansion bon.-e, far (In purpose of overseeing liie plantation, or no1 fulfilling the injiinciion, he would forfeit the aforesaid mansion house and the broad icres thereunto attached. Ai the lime ihe will was opened.the heir was on his way from Cambridge, having been hastily summed thence lo attend hi.- uncle in his sudden and lal illness. Seven ty-sevet, years ago, the most rapid mode oi travelling was but a snail's pace compared to the wings of the stream thai hurry U' through ihe air at ibis present day. S thai when Henry Lincoln arrived in Vir ifin a, ai the mansion house, ho found his good uncle had departed from this world ea-'inir his netihcw heir to bis vaM 7 I wealth. Heboid him, then, at the age of twenly ine. his collegiate rourse of studies enm . . , I . I pleleil, a imir onir.en, inougnnesx, goo. icarted fellnw, fatherless, motherless, sis- h', hrotherless, wifeless, with a fun lerson and a fine estate, and with no trouble o (iUtuib his mind, save ihe death .if In iod. old, indulgent uncle, who had biougb im ut) irom n uov. lie dearly loved his uncle, th i elder II in Lincoln, or Ml. e old Ilary, as the village )!!icksinilh's ciivious itci ofien called him. I a kinder hea led old ireni I eman.'a mm tmevnler., or one more worthy to be lovi , icvit existed Peace lo his ashes! CHAPTER SECOND. Tilt: MYSir.UY The young master of the mansion bous nl now been three weeks within ins drc.it; . . , ,i , , i . i inn iicsuiato wans ureary ami uesowc because be missed the hearty tones of hii- kind old uncle, because he had just left et of merry fellows at eillcge, and b.nMiisf it wag in that season of the year when in i -it alnwe and mud below, and culd between ,'xislcd lo almost any extent. Hairy Lincoln's time began lo hang veij leavily! each day seemed lo grow longei uoru dull, he read and walked, and rndcbii' ill would not keep oil' tho blue imps that hovered around him, whispering ihtir dole ful words in big ear. Harry had seen pass by the iiiausioi; house, in the morning, going towards the village, and in ihe evening coining from the village, a figuic that interested him in in small degree. For ihe last few day he had regulaily iiaiioned himself; just niter breakfast and 'tefore lea, al the great lull window, lo v.iteh the coming and going of the fiii in onnu. Who could she be? She had the prrt icst foot and ankle he ever saw. Tin uusl fashionable ha!l room belle might have envied her walk, so gracefully and with such an air distingue did she carry lerself. A dark green travelling dress, thai lilted without compressing her little waist, showed form wavy and well rounded Who could she be? Her whole appear" ance indicated that she was no com mon girl. Who could the be? Harry had never besn able lo catch even one glimpse of her pretty face pretty he fill it o ust be for a close straw collage and a thick fieeu veil served effectually to correal it. Who she was, was a mystery he could not solve. li my wag in big usual seat by the viudi)w,wiiichiiig for the return of ihe mys eriiiiu lady of the veil. A book was us hand, but he was in deep thought, gaz ng from out the window upon the varied mil many formed mud puddlos that bedeck d he way fide. Dy Jupiter!' exclaimed he; 'there si oines, 1 w ish she wood look this way Out upon the man that first invented close lionnntg and green veils. How perfect ly graceful all her movements are. Who can she be? There is an indescribable something about her ihal excites my iuieie n spite of myself. There, ihe turn in lb road has hid her from my eyes. I wil dud out her name and abode by Jove will and, if she is worth tho trouble. ill du'peraiely in love with her . 1 Inivt nothing else under the sun (otic Harry threw tie book (rim him lo, lb tber bide of the room, and springing to th t ell, gave it such a pull as caused the ap pearance almost instantly of an ebony phiz liroiigh the opened doo r. Tse hea, massa.' 'Send some one to mend the bell iop. Saijo,' 'Ees; massa,' grinned the black. ' n ting in oa, Massa?' 'Sarju, there is a young a lady goo past here every day. You hate bei i ter? 'Ef s, massa,' again giiinird the who!! pale. 'Do you know her mini ?' 'Yes, massa.' 'Well?' Massa? ller wn?if;0) clops what is her name? 'lie inline Mis-e Vanity, mass.' 'Mifs Fanny whas?' 'lie .lisse Fanny Stiiltt, bliebe mnsa? Horrid! You may go, S.irju. Stay kV here does Miss Fanny Sin -, tin young lady where does die live?' 'Long wide de ole woman in de collage lie no berry fir, massa, long ide de ro.u: ile go ebry day to de village for teach tl irhool lam cm a, b, c, mass.' Rung me my cap and overco;n' said th . oting man, after a moment's musing. 'Yes, massa,' and ihe negro displayn lis double row of pearls by a very sigui .mi grin, and vanished. lie was Harry's favorite servant, a r'gh lorthy lellow was the husband of II :n iy s Mir-e. hail plael wnh Ins younf ''iiai-sy' when he was but a baby, CHAPTER THIRD. Till; I.MTL'KY'IEW. A short distance from the turn in the road, before alluded to, stood the cl.i wowan's cntiago. It was built upon Hairy Lincoln's )l,intalinu I'lie old woman hai: reined it ol his uncle many years belore, ,id duly paid the rent lor ihe few first years, after that she rein. lined in itjby iigl t il pof.-,e:-5ion. no rent collector ever coming ;o dispute the right. Hairy soon leached the eotlae; a L'u; was sitting in one of its windows, read mi'. 'That must be Fanny!' excl.iimn' Harry 'Sue in beautiful, by Jove, she is: jn he style of beauty 1 always admired. Sh. lot-s no! see me I can almost read wh.r he is reading, in her expressive face Fiiul heart never woo f.iir lady,' do I'll ii. i i i r . n. ami introduce myseii pre;iy to raimv. 'Harry's, rap Hi the door was answered by the girl he had s.en al the window. He look a hasty survey of the apartment. No one else was in the room w ith Iter; hi eye fell upon a table w bcie lay the littb straw bonnet and veil. He fell assured. 'My name is I iin'oiu Harry Lincoln,' said he 'Yours, I believe, is Miss Fjunv Sinbbs. Am I right?' The yoiuir lady smiled, bit her lips lo prevent a laugh outright. 'Fanny. That is the name I answer to,' repliedj Harry conclude;! she had guiie by whih he was at breaifasl. lie began to feel sad I'bey tin n fi ll into an easy, merry ut- leillig of each other's thoughts. I heir couveisatioii ran upon the Slump Acl Par llamenl bad just passed, bow the colonies would probably receive il. They talked ol, (Jcorce the I'hiru' aiid ol the Ctoigcj tiiut;bi; vuiii iy. No I won'i; I'll u-it until'" APRIL 12, 1845. ''ao1 preceded him-' uf iln giem ranhquakel lenioon, aio1 go and see Fanny. Dot w'll that I a I taken p ace u n years bel r : nl il.elie reeeiye me? I'll make ;he trial, al 1. 1 in French war, ihe Republic of Ve e.Hinl republics in general. Fanny proved heisel a staunch ami royalist, and by her pluvfu (eloquence, more than convened Harry ovei lo her own w ay of thinking, be ii.ly vow ing never io kneel ton shrine more dcpi. lie than bright woman', wnh beauty ucl is Fami ' for a crown. Meanwhile lime glide away tinoiici d. Fanny wag sensible and er.ieriaing, and en tiiely free from all affect-nion. Lincoln was surpiisf-d io hud vo n;uch te iiiiemenl, o much ease amPgrace of man ier in a couniiy mistress, 'She is n gay, winy, liitle piece of mech inism,' thought he, 'a linle to much for mi Hid I was always consider'.d an exi ceding ly clever fellow.' 'May I see what you are reading, Mi Stuhbs?' said he, after they had exhaustcil ut animate discussion upon tho nismfold Might of a country life, particularly in tin t l ii ter season. 'Ccrtainlyjbul j call me Fanny.' repliec he, laiihint!. Fanny had a pecu ur laugh, ller head tossed itsell back wi h s myriad of sunny brown curls, and Iron on her rosy dimpled mouth, proceeded llo nerri.!st, prettisi ha! ha's! in Ihe world. What! the Divina Coinmediul and in he original' said llany, as ho opened tin niok she handed him. 'Are you an admit r of D ime, Fanny?' 'To distraction, replied the girl Harry hardly knew whether ho was ii .iriiest or not. Which part do you like best?' 'The Paradiso!' Dame shone a brilliant meteor in tin buk ages He was a most fervent, nn V- 1 ioiKile writer. The Divine I'oincdiy is ; oust noble poem, inieose and eirnoal, !) you reml Mis:; l amu ( 'Yi;j, when I h.no noihing heller to or, ruin me.' "Vh.il better would you havi ?' s lid II n ry, looking surprised. Thai uhiih now have?' responded tsti villi an aich glain'ri. Pray, what is that?' asked the ;ouii; n in, looking still more surnriseil. 'Your agreeable conversation. 'How shall I understand you, Mis iubb-! There was guini pitpie in Il irryV itie.aiid m accent nut slight on the euphoii mm name St'ibbs, .F .i-t as you please, .Mr. Lincoln,' rrplict' le girl, eohlly. (iiind evening, Mifs Stuhbs.' Whal, uoi going m ioonV asked she. flee ling indifTeienee. '(oing? Certainly.' Good evening, sir-' As soon as he was gone, Fanny ImrM in 'o a merry laugh- 'How ridiculous,' said -tie, Fbe laughed again. 'When I said what I thought, loo,' and she laughed on. Yes, I really did like his conversation, lie puis me in mind of1 Thegiii fell into a lit of musing. At home, and in ihe room he had lei bri e hours bi lore, Harry gave himself t sullen throw ir. 'the old arm etnir,' tint had stood in thai same corner as long age is the elder II irry could icmember how much longer no one knew. W hat a deuce of a girl il is;' and tbaf vac all he r.,how much more w though' lis biogr.ipher does not tell. He mux! 'iavc thought, for ii is certain he did no1 sleep at least, not until his usual time for eiiriug into the lard of dreams; The next day came as ncxld.i;s ap I in the habit of doing. 'ILiiry aii'su, thought of Fanny afteij dreaming alio ill her all night breakfasted, look his station in one uf the deep windows of the diawiiig-room lo watch for Fanny did not come. An hour passed, still in. low epirited! he lift the win low paced up 'and down the room with lapid strides. How tiresome il is,' exclaimed hae noihing lo do lo be foci it m 't' aioili I'll shout invsell will, Lv Juno: jr Vimilicr ilg niieveni.! Hairy again gazed earnrsily out tho window; then sat down (o ihe piano. He da; ed fragments of filly (h Herein nig; all soon lid discordant to the ears He left Hie piano in disgust, and threw himself into ihe open arms of the great chair, lodicam of Fanny. CHAPTER FOURTH the svitritht:, A low, soft rap at ihe door aroused him Inon his mediia.ions '('oino in,' said Harry, in a sulky voiee The low; soft rap was repealed. Harry opened the door, but started hack i, dl way across the loom as the little ved ;d cottage presented itself, with Fanny's swt'it f'.ici pc p g in t f on, tin 'er it like ive in a mist. lie sprang as instantly I'jrvvard and catching both ot Fanny's itde soft hands, he kissed 0 ie and then the uher, then both logeihrr until Fanny hougt it prudent lo withdraw ihem loubtless, for fear of having them devour- d Fanny spoke first. Fimy ha I a ve y swppI voice; it did not break tho t i 1 1 . t i it glided in as though llie slil - ess w ailed fir ihe enu'oih tones a; il lelded tliein room. 'Your nun Sjrji told mo in what unut 1 should QuJ his 'young rtMisa,' ll so- I am ell I you cim", Finny; I truly mi, for I was ju:t oing into a li; of tlu znes. 'That is a disease I never have hern loubhd with to any extent ,' raid Fati iy with a laugh 'Il I can do von any piml in tho way of a cure, am al your rvice. I h ice holiday to-day, and an iifford to spend il as I like best.' Deli 'luful tusk; to r-r tin t-.n- Ier ihoiijln ; lo leach, an 1 all 111 it. U not Farm; V Mist delightful,' fiid she, latijhine; villi him. 'An open piano, 1 see. J) ii pi iy Mr. Lincoln?' limy replied by sitting down to tin isii innout. I Id was a lover of music, is soul seemed to pruidu the mo vein .-nl I bis fiogrrs. Finny listened caa;rrly, ami now and iien, as he went on, a silent tear trirkl- I down her cheek. When Harry io'U ami looked around, Fanny's eyes -vero still moist utit tho same bngh "uel-'ss smiln was dimpling her prftty n tillt that had so charmed him from the I'm si. 'Thank you,' said she; 'il puts mo in m'od of ' Fanny hesitiliil an I bliish- o '; he lurneit lo llio piano io tiMv! hoc i'usIk'v. "What a tlelightful toned iu- siru neul this is,' exclaimed she rti n ng ier ht'le dimpleil hands over its ehoids. It ivralls old memories when . Snail I iy if I cm rcmcmbrr any thing ti.Mil know? It has hern snrnu iino since I have toiichrd a pinr. ' Hairy replied that nothing coti'd af n il him more pleasure than lo he :r lie- So Fanny played. Sue con m 'need ivi'li a wild, p ive prelude, ami as sio' pro.?"i'i!i'i'' ' r" ilh ctions of Ihe past ca iu to I ' eemed io p ay bur hcari oil', ,,!,"'i'' I fell iliepoeiiv of music. S f !v"' s capiieioiisly as a i u'ttifly vi s i rum '.lv atol llower lo fljwer !y tuiu d. Lincoln stood c franc; H'rV" 1 r sho was a village clioi)l1J'!,,r"" hat her namo w,s S:'''"', 1,13 ""'.V L r i -aw in llm bright cre"u. rHI(,,c "l,u be first bein be b.ilVcr loVP'1 St e stingai bis l,Ce'- ()" ",!, so much hcait cor "0! n"l -"'"t'lH .veil. ller voicr'"" orienileiDLSS t I I i -he s.ng as f e ''? 99 M,e "aycc You area v"" 1,111 crcaluie, r .inn y .aid l.inroh,.lu'n iier so, was und id. Faoo ti'Vi; ul '"';r school anil jomo at .! '"0 I01V (i love ''" J 011 r'Ve lo he loved. Fanny, i"'1' Will vo ,e mini? Whal! "V ""'''"f!' V'.u may laugh JUI' ''"'"y, lalievo me, I am -n i'.'"1, 1 .',0 '"vu 'lu frii.rt-it Iv' Sttl ,,0,v,f arc a sWaiig.: gill p ,y. Sbdll I Kl j0Wll Mj)0, (lly I es and ull'i r j 0ti my hcsri and ltd, as tin y d.d in linie.s fil ,,,;? If ois is i; ut tlie m c(iM,l lioic i . i ... . i have M'to 1 1 1 t n, he- on -n o ii in ) love si. ( in I'i'Ve me it i i i:oi,,; iho eS SlliCtlC. Spl ; U. FjL n Jcaj c4! F. v.i-y.'