The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, February 13, 1847, Image 1
lj I nave sworn upon the Alter of Uod, eternal ho.tlllty to every form of Tyranny over the Mlud of Man. "-Thorns Je&noa Vol mite X. OFFICE OF THE DEMOCRAT South ems or Maim, a few doors be low Market-street. n COL UMlilA DEMOCRAT, cillht published even Saturday morning, til TWO DOLLARS per annum j,ayabh hitf yearly in advance, or Two Dollars Fiftu CentsAf not paid within they fat. (Vo subscription will bt taken for a shorter period than six monins; nor any atscon tinuance permitted,unlil all arrearages are discharged. AD VERTISEMENS not exceeding a square will be conspicuously inserted at One Dollar for the first three insertions, and Twenty-five cents for every subse quent nsertion. JA liberal dhcoun ma le to those who advertise by the year, LETTERS addressed on bustness,must he post paid. VJlLOPEMENT lxtraordi. NARY. ET S9MEB0DT. In these (by of romance, fun and frolic, it is no mi'ter of suiprii-e thai young girl are now then guilty of sane tinning, if not eommitling very foolish thing. Jenne Richmond was one of ihoi willful little misf6s, who conclude tub jpction to 'the powers lhat be.' as la If bei'et than downright slavery, and n solved at a very unbecoming age, to le eide tor heraelf on all questions of im portance. A? a mailer of couisk, she enpyed frequent opportunities lor re penting aft r the commission of some willful freak, the result of which sometimes deir.onitrated the axiom Mwi heads are belter than one, oV.'-Amory the foolish notions she cherished n unaccountable antipathy against hii cousin Frank, that in; it would hsvt ben unaccountable, had it not been known that she once oveihnard her pai cms discussing the posibIny of hci t nion wiih the sfuneaid cousin whet, bo'h should obtain a suitable age, Frank was i black -eyed, roguish loo tii ! hoy of about fifteen, when the unfortunate conversation occurred ; an! Jenny a wilful mix of twelve; so ihr parent planning seemd ra'her prema tore n the estimation of one of the pt- From thsl f.y pnnt dated a'rieif f n inei p rut'oi'f, hut pooily calculat ed to mncer.ira'e his affections upiw Jer.ny Rehmond; s i 1 1 he could not throw aside entirely the cousinly in teres' whh which he had heretofore re girded her. II pride I ri, was imf" what i q'J"'), and he intM ii!y renjl veil lo py pn icip l anit intirei, fn- Mie ii pfted slight, when i he loi t'jfu'e orr-H- ion nrenirfl. Mr. Kichmond, Hie father oi Jt'ie;uift tht guardian olFrunk observing a growing coolness between tin cousions; deemed a separation ne cesssry, Fiank was accordingly en terej at DiMmonlh, while the daughter frund an asylum for the time being a Irs. 's fjshionable Seminnry Some three yean pissed in this man ner, during which the cousins nrtet met, J.nny Richmond fimahed hei course at the Seminary, and graduiUr with sbout a. much honor as one of her peculiar temperament might have been expected to win. At the expiration ef Frank's college courge, he aked and ob'ained leave to travel through the Southern iS'a'es be fore his return to the family munsinn r.r en &tment in his professional stud It so happened that Jenny; now Mias Richmond, had formed, among otht i.i pieaiint acquaintances, an fipecta friendship for a ynung lady from whom ihe received ao invitation to spend the ensuing wtntet. ,?s her will had been or years the otly law she ckoowljdgy II. WEBB, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. TnflMSIlljlUS. COLUMBIA CO I, NT Y, PA. SATURDAY, tEBUUAUY 13, 1847. , T 1 IT nT T- .. I J... ii r quired no great power of persua- ion on her part, to induce her parent 'o consent to this arrangement, andjen ny left home accompanied by her falhei who had reluctantly oflVred himself a escort, if he would persist in so soot leaving home. Mr Richmond hai hoped to detain her, until Frank's re turn, while Jane was the more anxious it beabaent from that vary reason The beautiful Miss Richmond loa nothing in the tyta of the world by be ing Ihe sole heircts toJudge Richmond'- immense estate, though we aie loth to CO c'u leher fortune was the chief at ruction of the mwliitudt-s who follower in her train. The winter pased ( d gaily, and. un til near its close, with nothing parlicu larly alarming to the prospects so loop entertained by Judge Richmond, in rt grd to his daughter's union with hei cousin. So long as her heart was free, he had no fear; but, from a letter lo her niothet he was enventully led to infer lhat 4 'lunge had come over the spirit of hei Ireams.' She had met with a young gentleman so handsome, so itilelligeu tnd ao agreeable, that her fat her deem- d it desirable she should return home, before she made many discoveries of the gentleman's attractions A letter urg ing her immediate retu-n, ws forward ed out like multitudes ol o her parents requefcts, it was totally dircgarded. She could not return then, possibly her friend would bn much tl sppoinied,anr besides he wis ir.fini'ely better cen ented than during the tVsl few week nf her visit. Fearing lert her headstrong will -hould lend her into irredeemable folly, Judge Richmond decided to go for hei without deljy. His arrival wn perfectly unex)eted: ind we sre sorry lo sy, not qnin e welcome an event to his daughter, night have bfen supposed Little M ii.sWilf.at, was wilful still. Sim was riot reidy to retuni, and could not i o?ih'y he ur:dr a triDOih or so Ju.lge Richmond insis'r d. while Jjut continued unyie I lir.g. This continnei n rathrr " unpleasant state for severa y; till at length, as though wesry o' opposing his dniigtiier, the Judge e'se' his pn'reuties, and allowed her to pur. u her own course. The very inter- tmg young man, who, by ihe way bote 'h very iristneratic cognomen of Stanley Markham, continued his alien ion despite of the hints o plentifully hrnwn out by the Judne. He was sin cerely attached lo the young ldyand eveii she was to him. and he woul not abandon her for forty father1, utiles he so decided. Aj the cae s'ood, it seemed i.Tposi ble for Ihe Judge lo carry on his favor ite jfheme. The cnu-in mul giv plice In a s'r nger, despite a father' w h. D nnriged. eveniually, Jud R.retured home, lo reconcile himself as heft he might lo his disappointment ("he lovers sped well in their wr.n inu; efier the departure of tier fi'h-r tnd lime of Jine's return an ived, Sian ey Markham accompanied her to her father's house,aa her accepted suitor and future husband. II t duaWr once more safely under his roof, Judge R prohibited the al'enno is of the gentle nan who had n far forgotten the right f a fa'her as lo prs:st in them, wher he wis fnl'y aequinied with that fath el's ohjer'ions. -The sovr'gn willol .vonian wis for once inst fficient, and s'o'en Interviews were their only source. An eloneoont was I roiet to with as great a regtid to secrecy sal wo romantic young lovers cauUJ exercise. very dark night was chosen for tbeir fligbi,Matkbjm li.viDjariingetJ eveij - - rn - t a.iin.i mi i ill iiiiii mi hingso at lo expedite iheir df parlure . i . . i i j without the knowledge of the Judge. Ti disobey her parents was so com mon an affair with Jane, that the present lecision gave her no unejsiness what hut m leave the home of her youth, lo forsake those who had watch ed over her. from childhood; to abandon all for another, and that oiber acquain tance of but a few months, it was a trial he had liitle anticipated Creeping eofi'y to the parlor ahr pauaed bnfere lh portraits of her pat enir,, as though the ir mute faces were pleading with her disobedience Brsida her own, was thai of her couhii, Frank; taken about the lime she had o- verheard the conversation of her pr entf) in regard to her uuion wi h him. This recalled all her former energy She would not marry her cousin Frank o pleaae anybody. She was old enough o choose for herself aod ahe would. Miking the best of her way through the garden; ahe gave no laok behind, lest by that one glance she should lose he courage, the sight of her cousin's picture had inspired. Stanley was waiting with a carriage Swinging io,the door clusjj and the fugrives were soon beyond lha reach of pursuit. Arrived in a small village, remote from the ob set vation of the great woild, the our- ge ceremony was pei formed by the ilhge pas'or, and the wayward pair de parted ur rsew io k. h-oncu 10 lose quarters Bt the At.tor,Jine address- d her parents, infniming them of her tfety and the pleasure it would give ler lo see them. To this letierSlanley appended a notr Whateve r it wss Jane did not eee it. lie onlenls was to b ing the Judge to N-v Yo k, who, as he ha.'ly entered th- oom of the runaways, exclaimed: Good enough for yu, you ugly minx, I might have known Fiank wouh ut wit you in the end A glance ef surprise was J ne snnlj nswr, "s she wittessed the eo'dinl rretings !e!ween her husband and U:h It was Fr.mk.only cousin Frank, allei II whom ehc had run awsy with and named. Five years abence, togeth er with a huge pair ol wh hkers, had so ompletcly ehaiiged him, thai Jne siev r iimiecied him of Lenm llm Cousin 8- r " noul whom ahe had railed so unmerct- uiiy, and J ide Richmond though he hsd informed Frank of Jane's contem plated visit lo Vnginh, never droanier) thai he would trouble himself lo look ilt"r her. Th slill wilful lady declres she will lever be caoght in such a scrape again and we e.'fievrely hope she never will. WASHING ION. (lis person and peronal appcarancei An- ec.doies of his great phvstsal powers From the Custts reeolluciions and pri vsie Memoirs.' Ii peison, Washington wss unique. lie lonked Tike no one else. To a stature lofty md commanding, he united a form of the r silliest proportions, limbs cast in Natnrs'a lineal mould, and a carnage the most grace ful and imposing. No one aver approach d rhe Paier Patriae that did not feel his presence. So long ago as the vice regal caorl s Williamsburg, in the daya of Lord Bole court, Col. Washington, was remarkable fjr his splendid persom the air with which he wore a small sword, and his peculiar walk that had the light elastic tread acquir ed by his long service on the frontier and was a mattar of much observation especial ly lo farsigners. While Colonel Washington was on a viaij io fie ? l or R. in J 778, it was boasted at Skv r 1 . the table of the Uriiish Governor that a regiment just landed from England, con laiutdatjopg its ora tome of the fiaesdhis com, calmly walked into hl arena- specimens of martial elegance in his majes- in r.i ik mr.at siihfirli look - iy's service in fact the mtst superb look- ing follows ever landed upon the shores of thenewwotld 'I wager yourExcellency a pair of gloves' said a Mrs. Morris, an American lady, Mhat will show you a finer man in the pio - cession lomorrow, than your Excellency can selecl from your famous regimenta.' Dimemadam,' replied the Governor The morrow came, (the 4ih of JuneJ and the procession in honor of lha birth diy of the King, advanced tbiougb B.osdway to the strains of military muaia. As the troops defiled bofore the Govern, or he pointed out to the lady several offi ?eit by name claiming her admiration foi iheir superior persons and brilliant equip ments. In rear of ihe It oops came a band of officers not on dulv, Colonial officers of distinction, mmediately on their approach the atlentioa of the Governor was to be seen directed towards a tall and martial 6g ure, that u arched wiib grave and measured tread, apparently inditlerunt to the scent around him. The lady now archly ob served: perceive yout Excellency eyes arp directed towards the right object. What say yeu to your wager now, air?' "Lost, madam,' replied the gallant Gov When I laid my wager, 1 was not awan that Col. Washington was in New York ' To a ,u sstion that we have been askti! a thousand end one limes, viz, to what indi vidual, known lo any ho are yet living did the peison ol Washington bear the near est rescinhliincel we answer to Ra'nli J zinl, Sens or from Souih Carolina, in tlif Siat Congress under the Constitution, The. form of Izard waa cant in Nature's manli est mould, nhile his air and manner were both dignified and imposing, He acquit. ted great distinction while pursuing his studies in England, for his leumkable irowess in the athletic exercises of that dis- ant period. An officer in the Life Gnard has oftoi. been head to obterve, that the Commander in-Chief was thought to Is the stronger nan in his army, and yel whit thews and mews were to ba found in the Kevulution n 1731, a eompany of tiflcmen fiom tin ouniy of Agusta, in Virginia reinforced the troops of La Fayette). As the stalwart nand of mountaineers defiled before tht General, the astonished & admiring French man exclaimed- Mon Dietit what a people Bre theao A- neiicans; they have reinforced me w;h t. hand of giant'' If afhington's great physical powers were in his limb; they were long, large and sin ewy. Ilia iramewas ol equal brennth Iron: the shoulder in the hips, Ilis chest though broad and expansive, was not prominent mi ratner liotionea in me centre lie liai. i in a. s as suffered from pulmonary affection in early life, from which he never entirely recovered. His frame showed an extraordinary devel uietitot bone Si musclediis joints were large as were his feel; and could a cast have b en preserved of his hand, to be sxhibited in these degenerate days, it would be said h have belonged to a being of ihe fabuloti age. During the last visit of Lafayette u Mount Vernon, among many and intcieetio relations of events that occurred in older. lavs, he eid to the writer; 'It was in Ihir portico that you wets introduced to me ir 1791; you were then holding by a singh finger the good General's remarkah'e hand which was all vhatyou could do, my deai air, at that lime In Ihe various exhibitions of Washing ton's great physical prowess lhey wete up parent!- attended by scarcely any effort When he overthrew tSe strong man of Vir finia in wrestling, while many of the finest of the young athletes of lha timea were en gaged ir. tle manly games, Washington had retired to the shads of a tree, intent upon the perusal of a favorite volume; snd it was their kill, spoke of a proficiency in manly only when the champion of lha games!xerciaes that he himself could hsva boast. strode ihrouch the rinrr rallin? for nublei eompctiiors, snd taunting the s'.udent with the rtpioach that it was the fear of enconn terir.g ao redoubted tn antagonist, th ut kept him from the ring, that Washington eloaed, his book, and, without diveefiqg himself of -ID BHIHW'lMln W j I. Washington's liorhke grasp he became nowerless. and waa huiled tr the u round powerless, end was huiled to the groum with a force that seemed lo pr his very mama in his bonea; while the victor re- gardlesa of ihe ahouts thai proclaimed his triumph, leisurely reu.ed lo his shade and llie enjoyment of his fivnrite volume The power of aaliingtot's arm was dis played in several memorable instances. Ii his throwing a stone across the Rappahan nock river below Frcdericksbu'g, another from the bed of the stream lo the top ol the Natural Bridge, and yel another over tbi Palisades into the Hudson. JFhile the late and venerable C. II, I'kale, was at Mourn Vernon in 1772, engaged in painting Un portrait of the provincial Colonel, sow young men were engigiJ in the exercise o! pitching the bt.r. J'biliingtwn looked on for a time, then gtasping the missile in hi master hand, whirled the iron through the air, which struck far, very far, beyond en) of its former limits the Colonel observing with a smile. 'You perceive, young gentlemen, ths1 my arm yet retains some portion of the vig- jr of try earlier days. He was then in his fortieth year ant' probably in the full meridian of his physi cal power; but those powers became rather meliowed than decayed by time, for 'his age waa like a lusty winter, frosty yet kindly, md op'to his sixty. eighth year he mounted borse with surprising agility, and rode with the case and gracofjhiess of bis belter Jays, His personal prowess that elicited ihe admiration of a people who have nearly all passed away, atill serves as a niodtl for the manhood of modern times. Wiih all its development of muscular power the form of Washington had no ap pearance of eulkinesa, and so hsrmoriiou were its proportions that he did not appear 40 passing tall us hia portialta have repre sented, lie was lather spare than full du ring his whole life; thin is tendily'aaoertaia id by his weight. The last time waahe weigh- id was in the sunnier of 1796, when hav- ng made a tour of bis farms accompanied by an English gentleman, he called at his mills and weighed, The writer placed the weight in ths scales. Tho fSnglishman, no io tall, but stout, square built, and AVahy, weighed heavily, and expressed much stir prise that the Gneral had not oui eigtd him, when Washington observed thai tin 'ocst weight of his best days, never exceeded 210 lo 320. In this instance alluded to bv. weighed a little rising 210. Of the portraits of Washington, the most nf them give to his person a tulleesa thai n lid not puaseas, together with an abdomina' enlargmenl greater than in Ids while his matchless limbs have hut in two instant! oeen faithfully portrayed. In the eques trian portrait by Trumbull of I7ilf, a copy of which is in the City Hali of New Yoik. nd in an engraving by Losier from a puint-' ing by Cogniel French Artists of distin guished merit. The latter is not an origi nal painting the head being from Smart but the deliniation of the limbs is the most per feet extant. Of ibe remarkable degree of awe and rev erence whh;h ihe presence of fialiinglH always inspired, we s'inII give one oat of e thnui-end instances During the ennton Tent of the American Army at Valley Forge some officers of the 4th Pennsylva nia regiment, w6re enjsged in a game ol lives, In the midst of their spord ttiey di. covered ihe Commsndr-inChief leaning opon he enclosure end be ho!dng the gam wih evident satisfaction In a moment al things were changed. 1 he ball was suffer sd to roll idly away, the gay laugh an joyous shout of excitement were hushed in to a profound silenca mid the officer werr gravely grouped together, It as in van iha chief begged of ihe players that thet would proceed with the game, declared the pleasure he had experienced in witnessinc d in other da s. All would not do. Not a man could be induced to move, till tb General finding that hia presence him.erejl iheir amusemeul, bowed, and wishing theoi good sport tetired. ' fis home whert the heart ia, mui.mi. Jl Good 0ie.-One Mr. Patrick F; was snnoyed exceedingly by a strange log, Coleridge ssys.harmlessdog-who nvaded nis domicil, msde abstractions 'roni his cellar, and was very much in ne way ol Mrs. Patrick F., in tbe kitchen. On a cold winter night, Ihe wind cut'ing like a knife, and snow irozn so as to bum like carbonit scid gas frozsn, after the dog had been turn "d out of doors no less than tnree times, tnd the last lime teqyssted to a warmer place unmentionable, Pat wasswaken od out of a warm and comfortable sleep iy the noise of rather an expensive frac- ur of glass. The dog was in the house again, f atrick wailed upon mm jut, and both were absent aomefilteen Tiinu'es, so Mrs. Patrick F., becoming surprised if oolalarmed at euch piolong) d sbscence, nose also and went to the window. Fiom the point of observation, she aw in ths moonlight; her lord standing (lateral abilities, barring the shirts, snd he wind making free with that, as of course it would, at the northeast corner f ihe house. The dog seemed to be sustained on his 'last legs,' his fore lege formirg two sides of an accute triangle, 'What can you be doing there, Pat rick There wss rub schatleiing of teeth that the scswe'i for aome time was some. what unintelligible at last io came: .'I am trying to fugs the devilish b-r.s e lo death!' hii,' i i i Three Faults tf Nurses. . To lisp la baby style, when the aame words, in art sndearing tone, vould please as well the reverse should be the voice olear emphaw io and each syllable distinctly articulated, for intimation. 2. To nil of witches vbosis snd goblins such au;iemtiliona impreased upon youog ninds are rarely got rid of, 3. To directs child to act like a man whereas it is not ofien becoming for s little hoy to ape the man bul only to conform his lemoanor to hia age every age has its own peculiil decorousness. -A'W Engt Galuzy. How absmd is svarics in sn nld man. It is like a mso scraping money snxiously lo ether lo pay bis turnpikes, after be bas jot to the end of ihe road. al!J!BL"SS5S There are more lies told in the brief sen tence, 'I am c'ad to see you.' than in any other single sentonce in tbe English lao gimge 'Ma' saiJ a lutl? girl lo her mother, 'do the men want lo get married as muck as as the women df 'Paha! what ate you talking abnutt' 1 Why rr,a,the women who eoms here are alw ays talking about getting married; the men don't do so,' Muther, don't you wish you had lha ree e f evil in y our girden' Why, Jrsh, you iarpen, what da yoo meanr 'As money (he root of all evil, if we) had the tree eouldn't we get all the preo otts stuff? Dod rot yet), you pky vsrmin', vou'ra getting too smar', entirely, that's vha comes of sending to boys macsdU Mes A methodisi irearher, being on a visit a mong the blarks in Virginia, asked one r f hem if he knew what the B ble was. Dein; answered in the affirmative, he de manded whether he knsv the use of it. 'U ves,' replied ihe black, 'ruassa strap bis ra zor wid it.' A fellow desenbing his wife, to who -a he has been leeently married, tosn absent 'itend says--'She bus sma.l mouth a p'Tp, pretty facelively eyes Si a temper ' -v; it's ss explosive m run eotten!' S3 1 There are 620,060 young ladies , 'his moment receiving theil JBtJUf iic; to French Couveils.