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I have sworn upon the Alter of God, eternal hostility to every form of Tyranny over the Mind of Man." Thomai JafWn
If. WEBB, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
IlLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COL NT Y, PA. S ATURDAY, JULY 19, 1815
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i. Vi'ilhswteleat flowers enrich'd,
From various gardens cull'd with care."
From the Lilierty Bell.
TO TJTE MAKTYRS FOR FREEDOM.
BY ELIZA LEE FOLLEN.
Sull trust, all ye who are oppressed!
Though Hope no ray of light may shed,
Garlands of sacrifice aye rest
On dying Virtue's martyr head;
Though Glory's tinsel crown may be
A while the lucky villain's prize,
Yet, springing from your graves, we see
The amaranth wreath that never dies.
Ye who in evil times wue born!
Ye who have dared lo strive with power!
Ye sha!l be heralds of the dawn,
But ye must know the darkest hour.
Ye who your lives have nobly spent,
From sin and woe your trice to save,
The ruin you could not prevent
Shall shed a glory round your grave.
Then do we feel Fate's iron might,
When the blasphemous plot succeeds;
When on pure honor,, simple right,
The brood of human vipers feeds:
Ohl still serenely trust e'en then,
Though reptiles hiss, foul vipors tise;
he light that rises from the den,
Deceitful shines' and quickly dies.
In tliecloud-ient of distant skies,
Tru h calmly waits with balance true.
Casts off traditionary lies,
And gives lo Justice homage due,
Reason proclaims eternal laws;
Mad mobs and tyrants, in their hour
Aye, for whom ages hurt her cause,
Cut never can destroy her power,
When for the rights of man you fight,
And all seems lost, and friends have fled,
Remember in misfortune's night,
New glories rest on Virtue's head;
Duty remains, though joy is gone;
On final good then fix thine eyes;
Disdain all fear and though alone,
You have a friend beyond the skies.
Though every bark of promise sink,
And hope's last broken fragments fall,
And you that mystio cup must drink,
Which cures all pain, which comes to all
Yet Justice, banished, hated, slain,
Is with you in the holy stiife
Says to your soul, 'We meet again,'
And promises eternal life.
Freed from i is dust, from that great hour
Your Bpirit, on that noble baud,
Acts with a new immortal power.
l Inspires each heart aiul nerves each
For Time end Truth, then, cal ny wait
Ye who fur human rights contend,
Oppreision has a Irnntifiit dale.
Ilterna! Justice has no end.
A HINT TOR THE LADIES.
A (Jis'ingiiifhrd writer says 'There is
but one passage in the Dible where the iris
are commanded to kiss the men; and that
is in the gulden rule 'Whatsoever ye would
that men should do unto you. do ye even
so to them.'
A BATTLE SCENE.
The following description of a battli
scene of Torfou, in the bloody atruggb
of La Vendee, is from 'St. Etlienne,' i
work not yet published in this country;
'As yet the artillery had takea ni
share in the action. It had been a reg
ular steel and lead affair, for the Veo-
deen part hid not arrived and Kleber't
held pieces had remained in the rear,
engaged in a deep narrow road, from
which he could not disengage them. Al
length after three hoursof inceisant con
flict, Lharelte pushed out aparty to seize
me pieces mat were guarded bv a bat
tallionofthe national guard of Niever,
they were unsteady raw recruits, and
they give way. Kleber fell hack to
protect his batierv. His columns in
rftanlly choked the narrow roads, they
oecame unmanageable, and wt re so sep-
raled. mat they were stnuly and insup-
poriedly exposed to the Vendeen'iJ at
tack. Lescure a baud rushed on, cu1
Jown the cannoneers, and turned tru
pieces on the Mayeocais.
'Ihe day was won, the Mayencaif
retreated, but it was only Kleber's skth
and obstinate valour which caused tht
route lo become a retreat. Slowly h
elreated. fieing about and extending
wherever the ground permitted, and milr
Holding his conquerera at bay. The
Vendeen calvery hung on his rear lik
hounds on the bear at his last elrutEU.lt
hree times they charged alone hi
whole line, snd as often were repulsed
with loss. The tirailleus crouched in
i he gras, look their aim at five pace?,
wiili such fatal certainty, that a train ol
lead marked Kleber's road, but all was
ineffectual. For nine miles he continu
fd his masterly relreat, but he knew
lhat human nerve could not long carry
It's soldiers thr otigh the ordeal and there
fore he halted on the bridge of IJoussay,
and unlimbering two-eight pounder,
saved with difficulty, he pointed then,
on the Vendeen!', and summoning Col
Chouradin, he saiU.
Farewell, and Iriend, you and youi
battalion must die herel
Yes general, adieu!' said the devotee
hero as he wrung Kleber's hand. Tru
ALiyencais crossed the bridge and hied
ju on Ihe road to Clisaoa al quick time,
while Chourdin lo die. The Vendeen."
were so near that, concealed by a hedg
-larochenoii'e heard all (his short collo
juy. It excited his warmest sympathy
1'he Vendeen ar my closed on the bridge.
Lescure ordered, Larochcnoire tocbari".
Chouardin's battalion. He obeyed tht
eight pounders cut lanes thro' his band.
yet he rushed on under the fusilad ,ane
was met by the crossed bayonets of lh
iallaiit defenders of the pass. Again In
urged his band to the assault, and was a
iain driven back. Both parties paused
for breath, and observed each olhei
with the lespeel men fetl for brave tn
You cannot drive us from our posi
tion, chief!' cried Chouardin lo Laro-
I can only do what you would do co-
onel, were you in my place." replied
Larochenone. He made another effort
Lescure,' he said, as he retired from
the pass, some one ele must butcher
these brave men I cannot do it.'
He retreated, and Lescures tirailleurs
noon laid the last of the gallant battal
ion dead on the bridge- Bat their end
wag gained Kleber was safe at Clisson
before the poi suers could pass over their
bodies. Such was the celebrated battle
A tall, slim, seedy looking fellow is seen
picking a man's pocket of his handkerchief,
he looks at the article, and finding it to b
new hankerrhief a little dirtv.be return-
it lo the owner saying,' 'had I known
wasoiled, I would not have taken it,' pon
A milkman, the other day, in attempiinr.
to water his horse, went ou and walerei
his rniik. He discovered his errors wher
his f ustomers said there was no cream
'I am taking down the census of a denes
ly populated neighborhoodas the fellow
aid when he swalloaed the skipper)
A cntcmpnrary says that he knows
lady whose heel is neat a foot.
THE OLD BUREAU
Where'er a single humtn breait
Is ciush'd by pain ai.d grief,
There I would ever be a guest,
And sweetly give relief.
As we were passing down street,
several years ago, we stopped in frent of an
auction room, to examine the various arti
cleg that weie exposed to be sold under the
hammer. We had been there but a few mo
menu, when we heard a female voice in
quiring. Is this ota bureau lo be sou. to
day?' On looking up, we perceived the
question had been addressed to us by n
young lady, whose pleasant but sad coun
tenauce struck us at once. We replied
that all the articles spread on the side
walks would be disposed of to the highest
'I should like this bureau, if it goes low
nough,' she said, pointing to bii old-fash
ioned article lhat was standing among the
other furniture; 'but I never bought any
thing at auction iu my life, and as I gee no
women here, I don't know (hat it would be
proper for me to bid
'It would be perfectly proper,' we re
marked, 'but if you wish it I will bid off
'If you will, sir, I -shall be greatly oblig
ed to vou.'
How high are vou willing I should
'I don't know exactly how much it in
woithjbul if it sells fur three or four dollars
you may buy it.'
'Shall I speak to a handcariman to leave
it at your house?'
'No sir, I will call at noon at settle for
it, and have it liken away. I am very much
obliged lo you for your kindness.'
So saying the young lady went away,
leaving us to wonder who she was, and ol
what use Ihe old piece of furniture could
he to her. We examined it took out the
rawers but saw nothing remarkable about
Al eleven o'clock, when the auction
ommenced, we were present, and after
waiting near'.y an hour ilia auctioneer re-
naiked, 'We will now sell the bureau.
What will you give, gentlemen?' Une man
ffered two dollars, another three, and we
id a half a dollar more. Four dollars were
id four ami a half, and five dollais. We
were astonished thai the old thine should
rin? so high a price What could we dn?
See it sold and disappoint the lady? The
thought struck us, that it might have he-
longed to some Iriend, and she wished to
purchase it on that account, and rather than
lisappoint her, we resolved to bid again.
Six dollars vere offered bv anoiher, to our
utter astonishment but when our hand is
in, and we wish for on article, we seldom
let anoiher out bid us, and so we offered.
until the old bureau was run up to ten doll
ars and we purchased it at half a dollar
more. Certainly we could not have given
four dollars for it to use ourself. However
we bought it, and had it sent to our room,
telling the auctioneer if a lady should call
for it to inform her where it might be found
We examined i again and again.- and be-
ijan to regret our purchase, feeling almos
certain that the young woman would uoi
thank us for what we had done;but we nev
er mourn over a bad bargain. Our philuco-
hy will not permit us to do so.
A little after dusk as we were sitting ir
our sanctum, the voung lady came in with
m spology for intruding, and remarked.
You bought the bureau s) ihe auctioneer
'Yes I bought it, but at in exiravajjan;
price, I nsure you.'
'Whal did jou give?
'Ten dollars ami a half.'
'You astonish me. What can I do? 1
had no idea that it would bring over three
or four dollars, and am not prepared to pay
for it to-night.'
'I suppose it wns foolish in me to give so
much for ii, but I p.resuraad you wanted i'
'I did sir, and would not value paying
double the amount for the bureau, if I verr
able, rather than not to hae it.
So I apprehended. Perhaps it may have
belonged to some friend of yours?' .
xes sir, mat bureau was once my motn-
ers,' and 1 noticed a tear come in her eye'
which she endeavored to conceal 'but she
is dead now, and I wish to keep it in re
membrance of her.'
Thinking the lady might be poor, we
told her she miihl take the bureau that
night if she wished, and pay us for if when
she found it convenient.
I am greatly obliged to you for your
kindness; but would rather you should
keep it, until it is paid for.'
We urged her to take it, bat she refused
saying. '1 wilt see what l can uo, anu can
in a day or two.and see you' and bidding
us good evening she left us.
There is something very mysterious
ibout this woman thought we, It may be
dial she is poor, and perhaps in very dealt
tiule circumstances. But she shows an ex
:e!lent heart, and the warmest attachment
to a deceased mother, tier education
must have been good, and she has evident
ly seen better days. And we thought (he
next lime she called upon us, we would
asceiiain something more of her character
it J circumstances perhaps her name
which we full deeply anxious to learn.
In a day or two ihe young woman caller
upon us again, and with tears in her eyes,
remarked, 'I don't know what you wil1
think of me, but all the money 1 have in
the world are rive dollar; this I have
brought you towards the bureau you weie
so kind to purchase for me.' So saying
she placed the money before us in silver.
'I shall not lake this money at present,'
we remarked, 'I can do without it You
may take the bureau, if you want it, ami
when you a,e able, nt some future lime,
you may pay for it.'
She expressed a great deal of gratitude,
and said. I would rather you should lake
what I have,' and nothing lhat we could
lay vould induce her to take the nionej
'You appear to have seen some affliction?'
wo remarked, us we saw the tears in hei
Not much, sir. I must confess that 1
have not al ivays been so poor sal am ai
present; for 1 have seen better days. Whei
my parents were living, I never knew whai
it wag to want for anything, now I cannot
How long have your parents been
'About six years since my father died-,
and it was four years ago last Saturday
when my mother was buried.'
At mention of her mother's name, tin
tears came fast lo her eves a tender
chord was touched we saw it, and made
no more inqu;res when the took her
Ii wag nearly six weeks before we saw
the vounrj lady again. She then called
upon us with the remainder of the money
that we had paid for the bureau.
We protested against receiving it ai that
time, thinking it might have been ir.con
venient for her to pay it, but she insisted
that we should have i), saying, 'I am ur.dei
great obligations to you for your kindness
Had it not been for you I should have lost
the bureau the only re'ic left of my moth
er, for it was then impossible for me isist
the amount you then so generously puid
I shall nevei forget your kindness.'
'Do you wish lo take the bureau away?
'I have spoken lo a cartman, who wil
nail here in a short time and have it remov
-id out of yoor way. for I suppose you will
ne glad to gel rid of it.'
Not at all I am d eased lhat I was
instrumental of little service to you, and
ever you need assistance I shall klways
58 as ready to render it.'
I thank you. sir, with all my hart''
At this moment he came for the bureau,
and bidding us good evening, the young
lady left our room.
I ask a lowly col
With sweet content within
Where envy shall melest me not.
Nor pride shall tempt lo sin.
'Goin?, eoine will you give but two
lollars for this excellent bureau?' exclaim
ed Mt , the auctioneer, a year on
,w0 Bjnce, ag we were passing down F.x
chance alreel.IIere. Mr. C ' he said ?huy
bureau, lit is cheap enoueh. ii is worth
more for kindling wood than what it is go
ing for just look at it going, going
speak quick or you lose it.'
Two dollars and fifty cents, we bid
as we saw it was the very same bureau
that we had bought several years before for
ten and a half dollais, and the bureau wag
knocked off to us.
Thisis singular enough, thought we, as we
had the article carried lo our room. Where
is the young woman who formerly owned
it? Who was she?
We made several inquiries, but could
not ascertain who she was or what become
of her. The bureau had been carried lo
the auction room by an individual whom
Mr. B never saw before, and all our
inquiries to ascertain what became of the
young lady seemed fruitless.
Several months passed by, and still we
heard coining of the young lady, when one
day not knowing but we might get some
Hue to the former owner, we took out all
the drawers separately , and examined them
We sawt no writing whatever. In the
'j.ick of the under drawer, we noticed that
i small piece of pine had been inserted. It
looked as if it had been done to slop a de
lect. I'ryini? it with a kudfl it come out,
when lo our astonishment we found sever
al gold pieces, lo the value of about fifty
dollars, besides a note for twenty five huu
Jred dollars with interest, value received,
inaJe payable lo Sarah , when she
become of age, il was a witnessed note, and
had been running about ten years, signed
hy a very wealthy man, whoso reputation
lor honesty was not exceedingly gooJ.
Viihoul mentioning to a single individual
what we had discovered, we immediately
renewed our eff.irls lo ascertain who Sarah
was, and where she could be found
We leaiuod lhat a girl of this name former
y lived wilh a Capt. V ., and did
he work of ihe kitchen. Of him we could
ibtain but little information. Ills wife ie
ollecled the girl, and spoke of her in the
'tightest terms. She believed she liar
narried a mechanic, and retired from tin
hy, hut his name she could not leco'leri.
By repeated inquiries we ascertained ai
last that Sarah with her husband lived on i
small farm on the road to Saco Taking
an early opportunity, we started for tht
residence of the young woman. A tie r
several inquiries on the road, we weie di
reeted to house II was a pleasant 'situa
lion, a linls from the road, while every
thing looked neat about Ihe dwelling. At
we drove up to Ihe cottage, who should
come to the door but the very woman we
had been so long anxious lo find.
Why, Mr. C , how glad I am to
see you! Wherein the world did you
come from? Walk in and take a seat
Her husband wag present an intelligent
looking man to whom she presented eg.
I have often thought o( you.'ehs remark
ed, 'a.id have been templed lo call and see
you; bul although I have not called be as
sured I have not forgotten your kindness,
and I never shall forget it.'
But you seem happier than when I last
Be assured, sir; I am; My husband
hag hired this little firm, where we have
resided for the last two years, and we make
a comfortable living, and are as happy ss
we could wish. In ihe course of a few
years, if we have our health and prosper,
we are in hopes to belhe owners
'What does ihe owner value il at?'
He values it at about fifteen hundred dol
lars We have had to purchtse a creat
many farming things, or we should have
made a payment towards it.'
'But what has become of your bureau?'
'I fear I shall ne ver see it again, she
remarked, and after a pauss said, I be
ueve I have never told you how I have
You never did.'
'When my mother died il was thought
she left some properly in the bands of an
uncle ofmine, that would come to me when
I became olnge,bul lie said it wasjnet the
aso, With him I resided a short time.'
'Was vour uncle'a name Mr ?
said we mentionini the individual who had
vigned the note in our possession.
Yes, sir that was hii name, lie vas
very unkind to me made me work ao
hard, and was so cross, that I was obliged
lo leave liim; and earn my living by do
ing (he work of a kitchen girl. One day I
learned that he was about to dispose of
what little property my mo:her had left, to
pay an old debt of hers A soon as 1 found
it was correct, I immediately went to the
auction, and found it too lure.- Yon know
the only article of my mother's property I
could purchase and had il not been for
your kindness that would have gone with
the res); The money I paid you was earn
ed in Ihe kitchen. As I found it inconven
ient to carry the bureau with me, being to
hange my place, I ssked aunt's peimission
to put it tn her garret, which permission
he granted. On calling for it when I wns
married, I learned that uncle had disposed
of it, with some other things at auction. 1
would rather have lost a hundred dollars,
not lhat the piece of furniture posscssee any
real value but it belonged lo my beloved
mother (a tear came in th poor woman's
eye) and on that account I did not wiili
to part wilh it. But it was useless to speak
to uncle about it he wns entirely indiffer
ent to me and what concerned me.
'Suppose I shall (ell you thai I have that
bureau in my office.'
Is it possible! You astonish me, Mr.
,IIave you indeed lite old bureau?'
'1 have, and what t better, I have some
thing for you here.' taking out my pock-ei-book
am! placing ihe gold and note on
the lable 'these are vours.'
Why air, you more and more astonish
They are yours; After I become the
ownei of the bureau, I found this gold and
this note concealed in one of the draweis.
rtiare are nearly fifty dollars, and the note
s good agaiusl your uncle, for nearly ihreo
thousand dollars every cent of which you
The astonished lady could not speak for
tomo moments; bul when she recovered
rom her surprise, bhe could only, express
her gratitude in tears; nay more, she offer-
d us the amount, but we merely told her
that it pleased us more to help justice done
her, and be instrumental of adding to tho
happiness of those wa considered so wor-
hy as herself and huaband.
When we left we promised to call on her
lonn again, and in the mean lime to maku
arrangements for her lo receive her just
lues from her worthy uncle.
The old man demurred little at first but
when he found he could wronc a pour or
phan girl no longer, he paid ihe nolo with
interest begging us not to expose him.
Sarah's husband purchased the farm on
which he resided, stocked it well, nd is
now an independent farmer. Two happi
er souls it is difficult to find thai Sarah and
her husband. May prosperity attend! them
to close ol life.
We often call at the farm house of ouc
friends, and spend there many happy hours.
It was bul a week or two since that we
aw them, and they seem as cheerful and a
contented as it is possible for mortals to be.
Bait, Saturday Visitor.
My dear ones' hold fast to truth and sin
cerity, remember where there is mystery
there must often be wrong when there is
disguise' there is rarely honor. Unhappy
is the being who guides his course by
casuistry, quitting the plain and direct liio
of truth and right for devious doubtful
f7rert Piece cf Pedestrianism.k foot
race came off on Friday in the neighbor
hood of Stonington, Conn., in which Ma
jor Chaplin performed a mile in the time of
four minutes and nineteen seconds. II
now challenges to rnn any man in the U.
S'.ates one mile for one thousand dollars..
Why are some ladies ihe very opposite
of iheir mirrors? Because the one reflecls
without talking and the other Jalks with