The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, April 26, 1845, Image 1

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    I have swum upon the Altr of God, eternal hostility to every f,j. f Tyranny over the Mlud of Mau.-Thorua. JafleiMii
Volume IX.
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1.1U1I Jl-
Prowl monuments of God.' sublime ye
Among ihe wonders of his mighty hand.
With summits soaring in the inpei sky,
Where the broad day looks down with
burning eye,
Where gorgeous clouds in solemn pomp
Flinging rich shadows on etenral snows;
Piles of triumphal dust, ye stand alone,
And hold in kingly state a peerless throne.
Like olden conquerors, on high ye rear
The regal ensign and the shining spcai.
Kound icy peaks the mists, in wreaths un
roll'd. Flow evei near; in purple or in gold;
And voiceful torrents, sternly rjjllin there,
Fill with wild mnsic the unpillard air;
What garden.or what hall on earth beneath,
Tin ill to such tones as o'er the mountain
brea lh?e
There, through long sges past, those su-n
mils shene,
When meriting radience on their state wa
There, when the summer's carreer was
Flayed the last glory of the sinking sun,
There, sprinting beauty o'er ;!ie loireni'
The chastened moon her glittering rain
bow made,
And blent with pictuial stirs her lustre lay
Where to still vales the free streams leap'd
Where are the thronging hosts' of other
Whose banners floated o'er the Alpine
Who through their high defiles to battle
While deadly ordinance 6liri'd the height
Gone like a dream which melts at early
When the lark's anthem through the sky i.
Gone like the hues that melts the ocean's
And chill oblivion murmurs where art
'Alps on Alps' still rise the
Of storms and eagles, where their pinior.t
Still round their peaks the magic colon-
Of morn or eye, imprinted on the sky:
And alii! when kings and thrones shall fade
and lull,
And empty crowns lie dim upon the pall
Still shall their glaciers flabh their water;
Till cations fall, and kingdoms rise n
From a new periodical, called Ihr
Semicolon,' published at Cincinnati, we
extract a short Sermon on vutuous o
men. It is very much in the style ol
ome of Ihe old divines, who thu
covered up censure in mock laudation.
Tut. Who can And a virtuous woman! fur
Iter price i far abuve ubim. Solomon.
As virtuous women have in our days
tecome as plentv as they were in Un
lays of Solomon, we can easily lest Ihe
accuracy of his description, detecting
his inaccursccits, and observing how
ihey are intermingled with correct de
criplion-, of which we subjoin the fol
lowing instance:
'She seekeih wool and flax, and woik
eih willingly with her hands.'
lined laborers are technically venom-
naied 'hands, and no jib the slaves on
he other side of Ihe river. The mac
curacy in the above account consists in
he use of the term 'hands,' for servant
of btf ill sexes, it being generally con
fined lo the males. The correct poriioc
of the description is, that the viriu-
ius woman is willing that her 'hands,
ir servant, should do her work.
One is iiko iiu uificiidiii amps sii
bringeth her food fioin afar.'
Ihis simille has geneially been con
sidered very coned. ships
Usually cairy small burdens in prupot-
ion as ihey are swill sailing stylishly
rigged and the more expensive anu
beautiful they aie,the less piontaoie art
hey. ' Her lood is brought lrom alar,
ha i is to say, her tea comes from China
iter sugar from Ihe West Indies and
nei other luxuries lrom all pai tJ ol tin
'She riselli also while il is yet nighi
and giveth meat to her household, and
i portion to her maidens.'
There is a lutle incorrectness here,
.vhich may perhaps be in Ihe tiansla
ion. Tno meaning of the verse prob
ibly is ih it the virtuous woman, when
he gives a puty, sets up all night and
rives a supper lo visiters, allowing
her maidens to eat a portion afiei
'She girdeth her loins with strengtii
i it d strtng'.heneth her arms.'
This is strictly correct. The virtu
ius woman requires a strong girdle a-
omul her loins, in ordti to make hoi
vaist as sin ill as fashion i t quires; and
ihe must streng'hen her arms in' ordei
o drew her girdle as light as is access
'She perceiveth that her merchwdise
s good; her candle goelli riot out by
That is, when ghe goelh a shopping
the examines an immense quantity ol
;oods, fur the best qua'ity, before she
makesa purchase. Her caudle of course
cannot go out by night, whether she
.rives a parly or goes lo one.
'She layeih her hand to Ihe spindles,
ind her hands hold the distaff.'
This is a very obscure passage, and it
is not easy to determine what Ihe terms
'spindle' and 'disiafl' mean, when used
in (lie above connection. it is gener
ally admitted thai Ihey mean something
exclusively used by women; but vvheth
r ihey were articles thai havt gone out
if use and are forgotten, is a mailer ol
threat controversy. Some persons are
f I'.ie former opinio!), while others
hin they must have been musical in
struments, like the piano and guitar
Others imagine thai ihey were anicles
of household furniture, such as a hand
bell, or a pull bell, to which ihe vir tu
mis woman has frequent occasion to lay
her hand. Upon tlie wholp, ihe decis
ion of the question is so difficult thai we
leave it lo our readeis.
She makelh herself coverings or la
prmry her clothing is of silk and pur
That is to s;iy, the virtuous woman is
dressed in the most expensive nvle,and
ihe richest materials are nsid for her
clothing. This test of a virtuous wo
man being easy lo the public, it is not
extraordinary that it should be a favor
ite one.
But without proceeding further, it i
evident that al Ihe present day, virlu
ous women, instead of being as scarcp
as ir. the days of Solomon, are quite as
necessary anu convenient lor Ihe sup
ply of ihe wants of the community; and
inquiry like that the head of this chap
tcr would not now tend to increases any
mau t reputation for wisdom.
Till' Cflf Til VH'C TIM W
by a. c hall.
the first baij
It is now many years since
lalion of ilu I7th regiment of fool: undo
oiders to embark for India thai far distan1
laud, where so many of our brave country
men have fallen victims to the climate, ami
where so few have slept in what soldier
call 'the bed of glory' were assembled in
ihe barrack yard of Chatham, to be inspect
ed previously lu their passage on board
the '1 rmsport whioh lay moored in tin
It was scarcely daybreak when the mei
ry fife and drum were heard over all partr
f the town, and the soldiers were seci
rallying forth from their quarters, to jun
the ranks with their bright fire looks 01
shoulders, & knapsacks and canteens fas
tened to their backs by belts as white v.-
snow. Each soldier was accompanied by
mine friend or acquaintance, or by Suiiij
:j- i .:.k .1 .. . i
hau either, and there was a strange a:ri
jointiines a whimsical mingling of weeping
ml laughing among the assembled group
The second battalion was lo remain ir
England; and ihe greater portion of ihe
1 1 v is ion wen present lo bid farewell u
heir old companions lo armsa But aumi
ihe husbands and wives, uncertain'.)' as '.u
t ieir destiny, prevailed; for the lots were
yei lo be drawn the lots thai were lo de
ide wh ch of the women should acenm.
pany the rerriment. and which should re.
main behind Then of each company were
lo be taken, r.nd chance was the ou'v aihi-1
ter. Without noticing what passed else
where, I confined my attention lo that com
pany which was commanded by my friend
Cap). Loder, a brave and exc'dl'mi officer,
who, I am sure, has no moie titan my sell
orgolien ihe scene lo which I refer.
The poor wouttn had gs thcred around
he flag gurgeat, who held the lots in l is
:ap ten of them marked 'To oo' and all
he others contained the falal words, 'To
ltuMAiN.' It was a moment a dreadful
suspense and never have I seen the ex
treme of anxiety so powerfully depicted in
Miiutenance of human beings as in thtf fua
tures of each of the soldier wives who
omposed that group One advanced and
drew her ticket ll was against her, and
she retreated sobbing. Another, she sue.
ceeded, and giving a loud huzz t, ran o(T lo
ihe distant ranks to embrace her husband
A third came foiwaru with hesitating step:
tears were already chasing down her cheeb
and there was an un natural palcnesa on her
nteresting and youthful countenance. She
unrolled the paper, looked upon it, and
wi.h a deep groan fell back and fainted.
So intense was the anxiety of every per
son present that she remained unnoticed
until all the tickets had been drawn, and
the greater number of women had left the
pot. I then looked around, and beheld
her supported by hor husband, who wat
kneeling upon the ground, gazing upon her
face, and drying her fist fallen tears will
his coarse handkerchief, and now and llit'i
pressing it to his own manly cheek.
Captain Loder advanced towards ihem.
I am soiry, Henry Jenkins,' said In
dial fate has been against you bul beat
up, and be sloul-hearted.
'1 am so, captain,' said lite soldier, at
he looked up and passed his rough hand a-
cross his face, 'but 'lis a hard ihing li
part from a wife, and she so soon lo be i
'Oh, captain,' sobbed the young wunun.
as you are built husband and a father, !
not take him from me! I have no friein
in the wide world but one, and you will
lei hin abide with me! Oh, Inke me with
him! take ne with liiin, captain!' She
fell on her knees, I.ud hold of ihe offii-er
sash, clasped it firmly beueen her hands
i ml looked up into Ius I'd re, exclaiming
Oh leave me my only hope, ;il least nil
God has given me another,' and repealui!
'n heart rending accents, 'Oh, lako me will
him! lake me with him!
I'lte gallaul officer was himself in tears
(lie knew it was impossible to grant the
jpour wife's petition without crealingmurh
lisconter.t in nis company, and he gazed
l.ipon them with that feeling with which
li good man always regards the sufferings
ie cannot alleviate. At this moment a
"arl yui,3 'mer 1PPeU' foward and
.loo ) Deiore ine captain wun ius iimiu w
)iis cap.
'And whai do yon want my good fellow,'
jiaid :he officer.
My name John uariy, piease youi
. - ... ,
honor, and 1 belong to the second batlal
'And what do you want here!'
Only, yer honor,' said Carty, scratching
his head, 'that poor man and his wife there
eem sorrow, hearted, I'm thinking.'
'Well, and what ihent'
Why, yer honor, they say I'm a likely
l.,d, and 1 know I'm fit for service, snd if
er honor would only let that fellow lake
my place in Capt. Bond's company, and
let me take his place In yours, why. yer
honor l' would make Iwo poor things happy
ind save the life of one of incut, I'm think
ll! i'.
(Japlain Liouer ruiiMiieicu a icr uunu,,
and diiecling the young Irishman lo remain
where he was, proceeded lo his hrothei
olll . er's quarters. He soon made arrange
meiiii for Ihe exchange of soldiers and re
lumed to ihe place wheie he left litem.
'Veil. Jhn Caity,' seid he, 'you go to
I'm with me; ar.d you, Henry Jutkins,
rdiiKiin at home wjth your wile.'
' Thank yer honor,' said John Cany,
;ig tin touching his cap as he walked.
Hemy Jenkins and his wife both rose
! from ihe ground, and rushed into eacl
other's arniii 'tiod blesa you, captain!'
said the soldier a lie pressed his wile clos
er to his bosom. 'Oh blcts him forever!'
said his wife; 'bless him with prosperity
and a happy heart! bless his wift, am!
Mess his children! aid she again fainted.
The ofiWr. wiping a tear from his eyt
and exclaiming:
'May you never want a friend when I
am far from you, my good lad, and yotn
amiable and loving wife!' passed on lo hi
company, while the happy couple went ir
search of John Carty
About twelve monihs since, as Iwo boye
were watching the sheep confided lo ilieii
charge, upon a wide heath in the count)
of Somerset, the 'r attention was ailracled b)
a soldier, who walked along apparent!)
with much fatigue, and al length Mopped
to resi his weary limbs beside the old finger
post, wliirlt at or.e limn poinied out tliu way
to a neighboring vilUgc, hut which now
afforded no information tu the (reveller
for age had rendered il useless.
The boys were gizingon him wiih much
curiosity, when he beckoned them toward.
him, and inquired the way to ihe village ol
The eldest, a fine, intelligent lad of a
bout twelve vears of age, pointed to the
path, and asked if he was going to any par
ticular house in ihe village.
:No, my lad,' said ihe soldier. ;'bnl it i
on the high road to I have friends
there, bul in irutfi, I am very wear), ami
perhaps may find in )on villttge soum per
M)it who will befriend a poor fellow, uiu'
look to Go I for reward.'
'Sir.' said the boy, 'my father was
soldier many yeais ago and he de.uly love
io look upon a red coal- If you come w ill
me yon in:iy besure of welcome.'
'And you can tell stories about foreign
,url8,' said the younger lad, a fine, chubby
cheeked fellow, who with his waich-coai
hrowu carelessly over his shoulder, and
tis crook in his right hand, had been ex
ulting minutely every portion ol the poor
soldier's dre.j.
The boys gave insliuciion lo their intel
ligent dog w ho, they said, would lake good
,:are of the sheep during lheir uWnce
md in a few minutes the soldier and h
young companions reached ihe gate of a
(lour iehirg farm house, which had all ihe
external tokens of prosperity and happiness.,
The young buy trotted on a few paces falsely to gratify his own revengeful feel
helore, to give his parents notice dial he.ii'gs. They were deiecied and seiH to
had invited a stiangcr to rest beneath lheir prison. When Friend Hopper saw them
hospitable roof and the soldier had justlarrive at dusk, hand cuffed and chained to
rosie J the threshold of the door, when hegcthcr, ihe youth and desolate appearand
APII1L 26, 1845.
was received by a joyful cry of recognition touched his compassionate feelings. 'B
from his old friend Henry Jenkins and his'ol good henrt, my poor ladn,' said he, 'You
wife and he wia welcomed as a brother
lo the dwelling of those who, in all human
probability, were indebted lo him for their
present enviable station
It u unnecessaiy to pursue litis subject
urur than lo ami thai Join, Lariv spen
his furlough at Eldenby farm and lha
al the expiration of it, has discharge wa
purchased by his grateful friends. He is
now living in the ir happy dweling, and his
care and exertions have contributed greatly
to increase their prosperity. Nothing has
boen wrong tince John Cany has been their
The Remedy lor Crime
There is great hope for ihe philaniropist
in the tendencies of the publio mind. Love
another name for Christianity, whose
spirit and law it is is the only remed)
for moral evil, Force moy restrain and con
trol the incorrigible and dangerous il can
not reform. Kindness and sympathy alone
regenerate ihe heart Did not Christ die to
bring this highest influence lo bear upon a
;uliy race? Mrs. Child- in " lnr
from Newr York, relates anecdotes, which
she heard at a recent meeting of the Prison
ltefoim Association.
A gentleman tisiiing the Eastern lVni
tentiary ir. Philadelphia, was allowed to
mwerse with one of the prisoners lie
asked the convici.who hadbeen in two dim t,hya nf lheir PfP"' P""1"1 IIl,PPer in
em nr-aona whnil.iiacini'.na nn,nm0,,,iu,i ,,-liroduced them to the Governor, as the lads
self lo his reason as the best. With trerub
ling voice, and tearful eyes, ho answered,
1 have heard of bul one jiidge,sir,wio knew
how to treat sinners. Il was lie, w ho said'Go
iliy way and sin no more.'
Isaac 1 Hopper, whose life has been
one long lesson of practical benevolence
relates a few highly interesting incident
vhich occurred while he was one of the in
spcclors of the Phila. prison. The cordial re
iponse he received from the audience show
towed ripe ihe puMicj mind is for human
laluiary changes in the treatment for criinin
He said thai Mary Norris, a middle.agei1
woman, who had been frequently reccm
milled to prison, on one occasion beggei
tim lo intercede for her, that she nngh
jet out. 'I am afraid thou would conn
hack again soon,' said he.
iVcry likely; I expeel lo be bioughl back
mon,' she said with stolid indifference ol
' Then, where will be the use in leitini
ihee oui?
'1 should like lo go ouf It would seen
good lo feel free a little while, in ihe open
air and the sunshine.'
'Hut if thee enjoys liberty so much, wh;
dost ihou allow thyself to be broMgltl back
Mow can I help it? When I go out ol
prison nobody will'employ me. No re
peelable people will lei me come into their
nouses. I must g0 to such friends as I
have. If they steal or commit oilier of
fences, I shall betaken up will: ihein.wheih
er 1 am guilty or not, is of no consequence
ooby will believe me innocent. They
will say eho is an old convict. Send her
back lo prison. Thtl is the be.l place foi
her. 0 yes, I expeel (o come bick soon
There is no use of trying to do bettei.'
Much allecipd by her tone of utter hope
lessiiess, Friend Hopper said, 'Hut if I
i-ould obtain steady employment for thee
where ihou would be treated kindly, am!
paid for thy services, wouldsi ihou reall;
try lo behave well?'
Her countennce brightened, and slit
earuerly replied Indeed I would.'
I he kind hearted inpector used In
influeece lo procure Iter ilismixsal, and pro
vided a place her, as head nurse in ihe
hospital for the poor. She remained there
more than seventeen years, and discharged
the duties of her situation so failhtufulh
,iat hlfl gained ihe respeel and confidence
of all w ho knew hrr.
He likewise told ihe story of two UL
one fifteen and ihe other eeveoieen, win
had been induced by a bad father io sweat
:vtiniiiov ij
can relieve this one false step if you Iry,
Yon may make useful and respectable men
yet He took rare to place them away
from the contagion of these most hardened
in vice, and from lime lo time, he praised
their good conduct, and spoke to Ihem en
couragingly of ihe future- After a vhile.
he proposed lo Ihe board of inspectors to
recommend them to the Governor for par
don, lie met with some opposition but
finally li s arguments prevailed, and ho
and another gentleman were appointed to
wait on the Governor, Ilia requcet was
granted after considerable heniu:in, nni
that only on condition that worthy men
could be found who would take liiem ta
apprentices. Friend Hopper took thu
responsibility and succeeded in bir.dinr or.o
of ihem to a respectable tuinot and the oi!i-
erto a carpenter. Af er gtviug them ntucU
good advice, he told them to come to him
whenever they were in diflicutly, and to
lonsider him a father. For a long t me
ihey were in ihe habit cf spending their
leisure eveings with him. and were pleased
io come in anu listen io reaumg oi iiisiiuc
live books.
These brothers became respectable and
thriving mechanics, married worthy wo
men; and brought up their families in lha
paths of sobriety and usefulness. In t!io
he had been tu much afraid to pardon, Tha
magistrate took litem by the hand most
coidially, and thanked them fur the great
public good ihey had done by their excel
lent example.
Patrick M'Keeper, a poor Irishman in
Philadelphia, was sentenced to be hung
for burglary. For sou e reason or other
he was reprieved at the foot cf the gallows
and his sentence was changed to ten yeais
imprisonment. IIo was a man of fev
vords, and hope seemed almost dead with,
id him. but when Friend Hopper, who
'ecame inspector during the later part of
his term talked lo him in a fatherly man,
his was evidently touched by the voico
of kindness. After his release, ha
returned to his trade and conducted in a
very sober and exemplary manner. Friend
Hopper often spoke to him woids of fiientl
y cheer, and things wero going on very
salisfactoiily, when a robbery was com
mitted in the neighborhood, and Patrick;
was immediately arrested. His friend
went (0 the Mayor.and inquired what proof
there was (hat he committed the robbery
No proof; but he is and old convict, and
hat is enough to convict him,' was the
'Nay, it is not enough,' replied Friend
Hopper; 'He has suffered severely for ihe
'-rime ho did commit, & since he h is thown
die roost sincere desire to reform, it never
ought to mentioned against him, I ('.ink
know his slate of mind, and I will tike iho
responsibility of maintain lliai he is not
guilty. Hul to all his urgent goliriiutions,
he received the answer, 'he is a:: old con
vict; and that is enough !
The poor fellow hungh"s head, and said
in tones o( despair, wen, men i must
nake up my mind lo spend the remainder
A my days in prison.'
'Thou wert not concerned in this r 'i-
hery, wart ihou?' said Isaac, looking c::;
sianily in his face.
Indeed I was not, God be my witnes. I.
want lo lead an honost liife, andbe at peace
with all men Hul what good will '
lo? They will all say, 'He is an old "jm
vict, and that is enough.'
Friend Hopper told him that he would
stand by him. He did so, and oflered to bo
hail for his appearance. The rrnitude of
.hp poor f How was overwhelming. lit
iohhfil like -a child. Ills innocence was of
tjr'.vsnis proved, nd to the day of hii
Jeatlt, he continued a virtuous and useful
citizen Whul wuuM have beon hit if
no frieuil had npp( aied for him? If every
human heart I....! refused lo dual li -.?
'Fsq' at ihe end of a man's name is like
a curl in a pig's tail more for ornamrnl
'hau for use