The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, October 18, 1845, Image 1

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I hare sworn upon the AlUr of Cod, eternal hostility to every form of Tyranny erer tbe Mind of Man." Thomas Jeflumua
Volume IX.
orpisiTB ht. Paul's Church, Main-st
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Summer is failing, thou golden-tressed boy,
Willi the voice of love and the emile ol
Thou wilt roam no more 'neath the green
wood's shade,
Where the sylvan godby thy side have
Thou wilt list no more to the wild bird's
As lie warbles back that soug ol thy own.
Hummer is fading, thou wild, bounding
V ith the starry eye and the raven curl
Let thy laugh ring out in the pale moon's
And thy life pass by a pleasant dream,
Fate' weaving a wreaih for thy brow o
Bs happy, young girl, while thou may 'si
to night,
Summer is fading aged man, from thee;
Oh, list to its voice of farewell glee.
As it muaneih past through the sun-'ii
And comes faintly back on the d)inu
Thy voice is said, aged man! say hast l!iot
A crown of glory for thy care-worn brow?
Summer is fading forever from thee, own stricken one by the daik blu
They've borne thee away from thy home to
'Neatl the cold, cold liEht of a f lr.ofrsky.!,,"PiH,rl
V.. r. ih.nk f thee. Kate. ir. that
And sigh
r.. ,.h '.,,,,1 tli. hn..Pt,n!,l
Sommer, brigl'l summer, is fading awsy. right. Now he is taken from , will it bt
J.iKe the globing tuns of an autumn dayjrighl for us to lean upon any other arm?'
Is 'i fading alone? Has no bright eye 'We must lean upon some arm, now tlia
Urown dim with the light of the fcummeiwe have his no loner.'
nkyt 'Yes, but ehnuld not each of us lean
Ah! many a hearth, sweet summer, will beupon her own arm? Is not a mere state nl
Suddens'' nJ lonely when parted froti dependence upon a relation a wrong positioi
tt,etl lor a young ldy to hold?'
. . O.ean upon our own arm..' How an
Jl is the custom, as we learn from si
esteemed friend, in all parts of Scot
land, lo snnd invitation, when a ileal1
occurs in a family' to H the neifchboi
to attend the funeral. On one occasio
a neighbor was omitted by the bereave
family, in the mutl invitation, a fed
ItavinR arisen between them. On l
rlay of, the fureral, whtlR Ihs peop-
were ssserrjbing, the 'sli'gh ed. i
length, unable, umbla to bear bp und r
her bereavement any longer(' she et
chimed . '
Aweei; aweel! we'll ha'el corpse
nur tin in our aio house so.Vi Jay!
see wen wno it De loviteuy
From A r thur'n Magazine,
Mr. Wells was a widower wiih two
daughters Jane and Mary, The former
twenty, and the latier eighteen. He had
been accounted a man in easy circumstances
front the fart that he lived in a very romfor
style, and gave his children the best educa
lion that tn may eould procure. Bui, in
doing this, he lived fully up to his income.
Death suddenly removed him,& led his tw
laiighieis without fortune or home. An tin
i:le,Mr. flendee, was the only relative thev
had. Ha was what is called well oil' in th
world: possession a very handfotne proper
iy. But, as he had a young and expensivt
I'nmily his regular income was neer mucl
neyond his wants. As soon as Mr, Ileudei
vim administered on Mr. Well's esiste, ss-
certianed thai would be left afer paying ofl
the debts, he informed Jane and Mary ol
ihu fact, ami, at the same time, offered
ihcm a home.
For some weeks afier their father's death,
the two young ladies remained in the home
wheie they had been living.all ihe domestic
irrangemanls contining the same as during
his life time. They had no suspicion ol
the real state of their father's affairy
nd were only affected with almost i neon
olable grief al his loss. When their uncle
unfolded to them (he true position in which
tliej stood, they were at first overwhelmed
with alarm, I is prompt and kind offer of
home, soothed their anxious feelings, and
left their minds in a calmer fmm
'Mow kind ami generous our uncle is,
Jane remarked, on the day after he had
pioposed to the sisteis to consider hiJ
house their future dwelling place.
Truly so ' Mary replied with warmth,
while a gin of genuine gratitude lit up her
lober face.
We shall feel almost as much al home
wiih uncle Maudee, as we did in our own
father's house.
'Do you ihiuk it right for us to go inert!'
Hiked Mary, looking al her fcistcr with a
terious expression of counienam .
( 'Hijhi! What can you mean, sister?'
We have no claims upon bin.'
'lie is our fathei's brother"'
'Bui not our father, Jaue.!
'Mary's sister looked at her for some
moments, utterly at a loss to comprehend
the cf her remarks. I
'He is out unelrt, and has offned us s
home.' she at length said. 'It would be
strange art in us to refuse to accept of i1
because we ?iave no claims upon bun, es
pecially, when liters is oilier ihreshhold
over which we can pass.'
jjt he has a large family of his own to
'Am) l,e eno,,8h lo 8UrP' heo.
and us.
"r"'n3ps so. uut thai does t.oi aner uur
It . t . . . .
position in the least. While our l'itli-r liv-
td, his house was our home bv natura
we to do that Mar)?'
'1'hero are a grtai many young womei
who support themselves genteel. Why ma?
not wet The truth is, 1 have been think
nig about this ever since Uncle Hemlei
was here yesterday, and the more I turn n
over in my mind the more reluctant am I
to accept of Us generous ofl'eri I do no
lee! as if it would be just fur me to do so.
have a good education, and could leadil)
support myself as a Fronch teacher, or b)
jiving lessons in music.'
'A French teacher! Lessons in music
Mary you cannot be in earnest.'
Indeed,sister, I am sure that I can never
go into Uncle Hendee' house, and sccepi
the home he has so kindly offered, wnhoui
jfeeling eelf-cocdemned, and losing my iel.
respect. A slate of meie dependence, would
i . , it? km m.,uin i.p
uo ueepiy gauinz o mo. """""
French teacher. I should be far happier.'
Mary, you must not think of it. Uo
on any account, breslhe such s thing
Uncle Hendee. It would wound eeterelyl
the generous feelings he lias o nobly ex
Thus opposed, Mary said no more, But
she thought over the trailer continually; &
(he more she thought nbout it, the more dis
satisfied was she at the idea of becoming b
lependenl upon her Uncle's bounty.
A lew days afterwards, Mr. Hendee in
formed his two neices, thai he must give up
die house in which they lived, and sell off
their father' furniture Their aunt came in
her carrage, and, with many kind assuiancet
of her love for them, took them lo her own
home, and bade ihem. henceforth, consider
it as theirs'. I ears of natural regret at leav
leg the place where ihey had spent so many
pleasant serous, it ingled with heart dropt
of sorrow, as Ihey remembered the kind
father they should see no more in this
world. For the first few days after the
had entered the hopitable mansion of their
uncle and aunt, the sisters felt much tie
pressed in spirits. After t!)al,Jne graudual
Iy became mors cheerful. But Mary con
tinued ihoughifuh and, evidently, trouble!
n mind.
'Try, my dear child,' said her aunt lo
her, a few weeks after she had come inn
her house, 'to feel more cheeiful. Uo uo
look back with grief, but forward with hopt
Lei us be lo you al1 that you have lost. V
love vu and Jaue, and desire to think ol
you, and lee! towards you, ss if you wci
our own children.'
arms around the neck of her aunt; kissei1
her cheek, and wept upon her bosom.
Your generous kindness I shall nevei
forget,' she said, as 800:1 as her emoltoi
ouKI permit her lo speak. 'But, my goon
aunt, it is my position her ih tl truuhlts im
more than any thing else.'
'My dear child! whnt do you mean?
inked Mrs. Hendee, in surprise,
'I have no right lo burden you.'
'Maty!' Her mini socuad hurl by lln
tone of her voice,
'Do not misunderstand me, auni,' Mur
iiiirkly said. I 'mean not lo insinuate, thu
I feel that yon think 1 am a burden lo y ot.
0!i, no Your noblo conduct towards Uh
fills my bosom with a glow ol grateful eino
tions. li is hoi tlial But, now thai tn
lather is dead, up lo whom I lud a natur
al right to look, 1 do not feel that I can, will,
justice, become dependent upon any enn
but myself. Uo jou understand me,
'1 believe I do, Mary. But dismiss such
thoughts. If your father's brother is willing
io take )ot,r father's place, you have no
need to make any nice disinciions bouveen
his relation and that of your father. lit
is both Bhle and willing to do all we havt
'1 have thought all that over vry care
fully, aunt;' ...aiy siid ' But it does imi on
htirtlen my mind. Every day. ii becomes
witfi me more and more a ma ter of con
science not to lemnin dependent. I have
he ability to maintain myself.and 1 believt
I ought to do it.
Mrs. Handee was gii'cnt with eorprisi
and admiration of the noble minded girl
whose Hue fetling she began lo perceivt
ilf arlv.
You seem to be leally in earnest,' was
ter smilmg reply, after the lapse of neaih
The changed manner of Mrs. Hendee
nade the heart of Mary bound.
'Indeed I am. aunt.' she raid, her conn
enance lighting up, yel still retaining its
serious look. 'I do not mean lo wound you'genenial lo your taste and nharcaler will bt
declining your generous offer, for I secured te yoo. You will marry, of coutsi
know that it ts made in good faith, and my! when a proper age, should one you ran
neart blesses vou for i But, to uccent of'antiisve, claim your hand. But if you phict
your bounty, would be to do violence to
what I think right principles.'
What do you propose lo do?' asked
Mrs. Hendee, gravely, her manner having
again i hanged.
'I think, as a
French teacher in some
sjmir.ary, I oiijlu easily support royself.or.dear ttiees, I made in order to let you see
I could give Uiiona ia music.' all the consequences ol (lie act you propttSV'.1
k -
'True. But, think, Mary, how your
inn mh Wi.iilil .iffpri viinr tut! in Aa
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teacher you could not expect to occupy
not all respects your present position in socie
tu y
I should be is worthy of confidence and
- rsgard, Aunt;
True, But something more than mere
personal excellence is required, It is not
worth alone that gives either a man or wo
man a piece in good society, As a mem
berofour family,you will occupy the same
position you have held, but, as a mere
teacher of French or music, you will not be
able lo main your present place.'
'Ought thai consideration lo govern me?'
'I hink it should have its due weight.'
:oo do I. But a consideration of what
is rihl,shonld have lite first influence up
on my actions, Now; 1 do not think i
oultl be right for uie to become a depen
dent upon my uncle s generosity. I believe
that I am in duty bound to support myself,
Ought I for a moment to weigh this clear
consciousness sgauiat sny fears of losing
social standing?
Mrs lle.tdee did not reply for some mo
mcnts. She fell a glow of admiration for
the honest, independent spirit of her niece,
mil yet, could not bring her mind lo think
for an instant of lulling; the nih minded
girl act as she propose1.
'You must talk with your unrle,' she
.iaid, after puzzling with htr own thoughts
lor a lime ! am sure, however, that he
-v ill never hear to your doing what you stig
-I wish you would speak to him about it,
itint. I cannot,'
'Oh! cerninlv. But von must not b
, .uni dt ins decided opposition
'I am sine Uncle Hendee will not op
iose me in an act that lie must see to bi
learly right.'
'But 1 am not so sure thai he will be able
o see it exactly as you do ' replied he
1'his conversation took place witbou
he knowledge of Jane Vell; who waf
nicily erj. tying- the pleasant home thai
iad been offered litem. She did not sppre
iate either her sister's motives or feelings,
ind then fore, since the conversation Mrr
tail held wi h her upon the subject, she ha,
'ol made to it any allusion.
When Mrs. Hendee mentioned to hei
husband what had taken place between her
her and Mary; he was lo much suprised t
see at once, tleaily, the spirit thai acluskc!
her nitre Bui this soon became annucen
to his mind.
'Noble giil!' he could not help exclaim
ing. 'She has her father's imlepeuden
ipirit, and I honor ii in her
But you will not, I a.n suie, humnr hei
nmnge desire to become a teacher instead
of an inmate of our family.'
'We must not do violence to such high
md true principles of act on as she evinces.
It wss our duly lo offer lo both her and her
sister a home. This we have done cheer
fully. But, if Mary feels that it would be
right for her lo depend upon herself, wt
ought not to oppose her too strongly.'
As esrly as possible, Mi. Hendee sough'
m interview with his niece. He fount!
;hal her ideas were clear, and based upon
ibstrtrt principles of right.
There is a view of the subject,' ht said,
while ennversaung with her, 'that 1 hardly
hink yni have taken Mary, and ono that
you should weigh well.'
What is that, Uncle?' she asked.
'It is this. By education, habits, ant
issociation, your mind has been formed foi
a social sphere above what you will be abU
to occupy if you become a teaches of music
or any thing else, By remaining w hen
jou are one of my family, all thai is ron
yourself oat of the circle of those who art
ol Itks tastes and feelings with youiself.yoo
cannot hope to form sut.h an alliance, as
will moil fully secure youi happiness
in after life. . ) orgive the seeming
delicacy of an 'allusion like this, my
OCTOBEIf, I. 1S15.
do Remain where you sre kecp your preseB
ni,.';.. .u- i -
.juninuu m mn i-in:i mi wutcn you
in worthy to move-, ami in a few years, as th
wile ol s man o( wealth and sisndinjr, J ot
will be plscrd far above the feeling of de
lenpenue that now seems so galling It
M try did ml reply to hm uncle immedi
ately. She em in deep thought, with her
eyes upon ihe floor. Ai length, breaihing
heavily, she looked up, and replied in a
voice that was ai first tremulous, but soon
bees me firm.
'I hsve carefully weighed all this. B
it does not change my views. It is for me
in act right in the present, and leave a
else to be ariauged for my good by Him
who suffers not, unnoted, a sparrow to fa
io the ground. 1 cannot, with a clea: con
ciencp, sit down here, in meie deptn
lence, It would be wrong.'
'But, siy dear child, I have enough and
to spare. 1 do not Iccl your support a bui
en. To providi a home for my brother'
hildren 1 look upon as a sacred privilege
)o not deprive (us of the sweet delight it
Horde me.'
This appeal touched the heart of Mary
nd brought from her evts pure drops of
'I Lnow, mv dear jincle,' she said, ihat
will give you pleasuie to have me slay
with you, snd pain to tleprt. But can
secure a good couscience, life's best bless
ing if 1 do nut follow the clear dictates ol
'You cannot ceilainly.'
'Then I must leave my present positioi
of dependence, and provide, my own labor
the means of sunnon I. is, I can ptaiuh
sff, the duty ol eveiy one to engage ii
some useful employment. While ourfatb
lived, my sister and I kept bis huuse, am
made ud for him a home circle. We were
necessity to his happiness; and he was ou
natural provider and protector. Out spher
if action was at home our duties lay there
Hut il is different now. Upon you we havt
o natural claim. Your home circle i
firmed. We are not necessary to you hap
piness, and only remain here as partaker
f your bounty. This the plain light ii
vhich 1 view it and you roust acknowl
d(re it to be the true light.'
Mr Hendee used various arguments ti
onvinre Mary that she was wrong to throw
lerself as sho proposed, upon her own re-
ources;bul his arguments vreie weak whet
opposed to her common sense conviction,
md clear perceptions of what was righl
lane, when she found that Mary had beei
leclaring to hei uncle and aunt the view
-lie had previously expressed to her; and
not only that, but was bent on acting them
mi, was much ir.censcd and str.ire hard to
li vert her from' what seemed lohor mind a
most ins -no act. But, as might well be
supposed, her opposition had no effect
Mary was not governed by any impulse
or whim by deeply fixed principles. When
Mr and Mrs. Uendec found that neithei
argument nor pcrsuaiton could move the
nnnest-hearled girl from her purpose, lliet
begged thai she would, at least, make their
muse her home; if she did not solely de
pend upon them.
'1 will, on one consideration,' was ho
i al f smiling, yet earnest reply.
'Name it, said Mr. Hendee'.
That I be allowed to become my cousins,
tnsiriictor in music, so long ss you think
ue competent to give them Icesoiis
It shall be ns ymi desire.'
The prompt actrt ptatico of this propnai
tion brought tears to Mary's eyes.
'From iny heart I thank you,' she sait
wiih emotion. 'I do not want to go from
mdet join protection. Here I will bt
happier than any nhereolse, for I shall bt
with those i love most and prize highest ii
he world.'
Jusl sbout this lime an adverliiemenv
jppeaied in the newspapers for a lady
o take the situation of mu.ic teacher it
a well known luminary, At Mai)'.
far nest request, Mr, Ilendoe made ap
plication tor, and was successful in ob
laming; the place for her. She entered
cheerfully upon (he duties of I Ii is new
pohon,& diichrjed Ihem (with cner
fry and ability. Ii required the devotion
of four hours each day in order !o d
justice (o the classes placed under ltci
r?: At homVshe give two or tlr
lours every day i0 the music of
wnini, soil wiih marked evidences '
UCCess. H-?idi? lhi,msny hour u ,
penl in prciic and study, jn order i
ncreasc her ability for the duties
ml voluntarily ainumed.
Mary's choice did not fail to have
fleet which Imr unrle aril auni h id t
licied It quickly bream known that .
vas only a teacher in Madame L.r.,
seminary, I he young ladies, who hat I
fore been on terms ol intimacy with I
finding that she was ilm instructiess oft'
younger sisters, began lo grow cold to......
lier, and numbers failed lo rectigniso h ,
ihe street. This was a severe trial lo !.
young spirit, but conscious rectitude ol t- .
pose sustained her. She had put her ha'
io the plough, and rould not look In
What grived her moat, was the unkin '
of Jane., Mry's conduct alToct her si-:
in two ways. In the h'rsi place, it iletr:;
d from her attandine ia ih evesnf .., ,
. -
and, in ihe second place, it was a daik ,
huke of her want ofihesamn honest 'i,;
pendence. In her sum and uncle, limn ,
he heroic girl found unchanging' fri.:.!..
I'hey not only admired her for her ex .
'ence of charactf r, but loved her for i::
weetness of her disposiii on. Nm whlnn
pain did they perceive that , all ihei, Imp
in regtrded to the consejtiances of h. r
dependent couisc, were becoming JhiU
1 1
liaed. Gradually even , he most ion n
of Mary's young Iriend wete eeai'.
o visit her, and when the ventured .
Umily into company, she was nicl
xcept by a very few. The con-en-...
, .i... irnue six month had eU.
Uaiy Wells wasrately seert beyond
walls of the seminary in which she t v.
indthat sweet seclusion of home. :
ster rarely asked her lo aeeompaov
o accompany her when she went om,
iem spoke of her to any one; mil, .
vere specially asked for. Bv the ei .l
year, none would have ihuuelu i, .
ay girl who daily went fonh lo
ashionable calls upon fashionable f r
nd the quiet thoughtful maiden m..i
Hired, who regularly left the house oi
Hendee and came back at slated h
vere sisters
Thing went on in this wiy f,,-
nost two years, by which time M
vas prelty well forgotten in her of! :
le had Chanel materially. New ;
.vere lo be seen, and many old f.
ere missing, among the new c.
vas a yountr, man who had rem
from college a year before, and wl..-
mniedtaiely entered into buriae-.- i.
lis father, a merchant of wealth
liiuling. His name was Clevel
Yoting Cleveland had been t-.'i t-
ith great care by his father, who -.
man of independent feeltni.
ound views of life As his son .
p, he carefully ioslilled into Iih (;
love ot liuth for in own aak '
aughl him lo estimato all thing t
rinsic worth rather lhan fictitious
learance?. 7 II inly Clfvelaod
erged from youth into eaily rm-. .
hat most critical period io life.hi. i
f.r had Ihe graliftcaiion of seeing in :
realization of his most ardmt w
he principles taught him bail m- i,
ip, and produced good frui's.
This young man mt t J ns Wei'. :
iienlly in company, and found l -aeciimiiig
more and mute prepns
in her favor the oli ner he saw Ii,
most involuulai i'y he paid I e i
ban ordinary attentions, whtcli
ar fronrbein unpleasinr; lo het.
ter some rromhn, Ue would occ iv -call
in at Mr. Hendee' and si.. ,
evening with her. Whenever I. -
so, if Mary happened lo be io H.
lor, she would immediately relit '
without being introduced for ;i :
never occured that hei uncle or t. '
piesent w hen Mr. Cleveliml first i
nd Jane wou'd have thought ii an t
loll v lu introduce her sister lo ar t
fsshionable friends.
Concluded next wtek )
The Allegheny Methodist C-
litely resolved.' 'That no minif. i
tdmitted into this Conference
obarco in any of its forms, i ,
uiedirine, snd in ilit'ease saiib!;
dence shall be given.'
Then ihe Conference can no I
fi'led by voluntary meml e:s. ur .
chews will not be admitted