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BY ROBERT W. MIDDLETON.
JOHN_ N. STARR,
Respectfully informs his friends and the
.Rublic, generally, •
THAT HE STILL CONTINUES TO CARRY ON THE
IN ALL ITS BRANCHES,
At his old Stand in the Diamond, next door
to Mr. R. G. Harper's printing office,
Where he has on hand, and will continue
A spNratrir, ASSORTMENT-OF THE MOST
..PASHIONABLE AND DURABLE
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to business, to receive a share of public
Oz!TA11 kinds of GRAM LUMBEI
taken in exchange for Furniture.
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line, will he attended to with punctuality. •
Gettysburg, March 30, 1831. tf-51
BOOTS AL: SHOES.
The undersigned intends commencing in a
few days, the
BOOT & — SHOE-DlAll.nWa
IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
In the room at present as the printing
office of the Star, in Baltimore Street,
five doors north of the Postoffice,
Where he will be ever ready to manufacture
work in a good, substantial manner. He
will pfecure the best of leather, 'anti his
work shall equal, ifnot surpass, any that can
be done in the county. Being a good work
man himself, and shall employ none but
what are competent to make first-rate work,
he is confident of giving satisfaction, both
as to price and work, to all whb may favor
'him With their custom. ,
March 30, 1831.
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.And examine the Cheap Goods;
. And purchase them, if they are as cheap
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English• Dry Goo s, Domestics,
• Groceries,. ieens-ware,
Hard-ware - , olloW-ware,
Dunstable Bonnets, Shoes, &c.
TIIOAIAS J. COOPER.
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ted—and if they cannot pay on the spot,
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March 30, 1831. 4t - 51
The Subscriber respectfully informs the la:
habitants of Gettysburg and vicinity, ~
that he has taken the Shop, in
'West York Street, lately oc
' . cupied by Mr. Robert
Taylor, and that
1113 IS PREPARED TO MANUF ' b
z BOOTS & SHO k
or EVERY DESCRITTION,
In a neat. workmanlike manner, and that he
will constantly keep on hand, a supply of
ready made work, which he will warrant
to be atgood and,eliepp as can 130 had in
any other shop in' the place. mho is a
complete hand for making LADIES ISHOES,
and just from the city of . Baltimore he 'will
ensure such work done in the most fushionk
ble and durable manner. •
March 30; 1881. ' •
Featly printed*pieSiai Offi ce .
Cents per lb. givpn for Rags.
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DUCIT AMOR PA7'RIE PRODESSE CIVIBUS=
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"With owe(' , st &were enrinh'd
From various- gardow cull'd with care."
Fromtho Baltimoro Minerva
A CHAPTER ON FOOLS.
I saw a man somo . roars ago,
Who built his house upon
The frozen bosom of a lako
lk Heath a winter's sun,
Thought I, that man's a noble fool,
But greater fool is he
Who puts his faith in woman's love,
And lauds hor constancy.
I saw :a yotcth onto take a spade,
And labour all • tho day
In throwingsunshinct in thci shads
Upon a stack °fluty,
Thought I, that youth's a noble fool; . 64
But greater fool is ho
Who thinks he'll do his stomach good
By drinking constantly.
A man; I've often heard it told,
%Vhon I stood on boy's legs,
Once killed a noble goose to get
At all her golden eggs.
Thought I, ho was a monstrous fool.
But greater fool is be
Who stakes his little all for one
Chance in a lottery.
I saw a maid 'once put her thumb
Upon a red hot coal,
To• see if it would burn or no,
It did—upon my soul!'
Thought I, that maid's a noble fool,
But greater fool is she
Who once could think of marrying
So groat a fool as me. •
Noweapon can such deadly wounds impart
As conscience, roused, inflicts upon the heart
"PosTniox," _dried a feeble but SNWCOt. voice,
"turn to your right when you have ascended the
hill, and etop, as I intend to'walk up the lane."
The postilion obeyed the command, and with
more gentleness than is often to be mot with in his
station, opened the chaise door, and, having first
given his hand to her female attendant to alight,
assisted a pale and languid, but still eminently
beauiiful wonnirOvliose trembling limbs seemed
scarcely equal to the task of supporting her atten
"Bo so good As to remain here until I return,"
said the lady, who leaning on the arm of her at
tendant, proceeded through the leafy lane, the
branches of whose verdant boundaries were ani
mate by a thousand - warbling birds sondi4ig forth
their notes of joy. But ill did those gay notes ac
cord with-the feolings of her who traced this rural
walk, every turn of which recalled bitter remem
On reaching the gate that opened into the plea
sure-grounds of Clairville. the stranger was oblig
ed to pause and take breath, in order to regain
some degree of composure before she could enter it.
There are some Objects and incidents, which,
though comparatively trilling, have a powerful -*-
fbct on the feelings, and this the unknown e. ',e
rieneed when pressing the secret spring, of to
gate, which readily yVded to her touch, wi i a
hurried but tottering pace,she entered the grounds.
Here, feeling the presence of her attendant a re
straint—who, though an Italian utterly ignorant
of English, as also of the early history of her mis
tress,was yet observant of her visible emotion, and
affectionately axious to soothe it—she desired her
to remain at the gate until her return. In vain
Francesca urged that the languid frame of her dear
lacil c was unequal to support the exertion of walk
ing itithout the assistance of her arm; with a firm
but lc ind.manner her mistress declared her inten
tion of proceeding alone.
_was ten years since the feet of the wanderer
had pressed the velvet turf over which they now
slowly bent their course. She was then glolving
with youth and health; happy, and dispensing
happiness around; but alas! Love, guilty Love !
spread his bandage over her eyes, blinded her to
the fatal realitiee of the . abyss into which he was'
about to plungenti, in honied accents,
whispered in her infatuated ear a thousand bland
promises of blis's to come. How wore those pre:
liaises performed? and what was she now?—She
riaturnicTfo this once cherished spot with a mind
torn by remorse; and a form bowed eltiwn by dia.
ease. She returned wit the internal conviction
that death had laid his icy grasp on her heart, and
that a few days at Most, if not a few hours, must
terminate her existence. But this conviction, far
from giving her pain, was regarded by her as a
source of consolation; and this last earthly indul
gence—that ofviewing the abode of her children
—she did not feel herself worthy of enjoying, un.
til conscious that her hours were numbered.
She proceeded through the beautiful grounds,
every mazy path and graceful bend of which was
familiar to her, as if seen the day before. Many
of the improvements suggested by, hor taste, and
preserved with cafe, broil& back heartsick
ening recollections of love and confidence, repaid
with deception and• ingratitude; anil though sup
ported by the consolations of religion, which led
her humbly to hope that her remorse and penitenCe
had been accepted by Him: who has promised mer
cy to the repentant sinner; yet her heart shrunk
within her, as memory presented her with the re
view Ocher transgressions, and she almost feared
to hope for pardon.
When she had reached a point of the grounds
that commanded a pfospect. of the house, how
wore her feelings excited by a view of that well
known, well remembered scene! Every • thing
worn the same appearance as when that mansion
owned her for its mistress; the house had still the
same aspect of substantial grandure • and repose,
and the level lawn the same velvet texture, and
the trees, shrubs, and flowers, the same blooming
freshness, as when she daily beheld their beauties.
She, she alone was. changed. Timer_ was, that .
those doors would have been opened wide to re.
ceive her, and that her presence would have dis.,
pensod joy and pleasure to every individual
noath that roof; while now, - her very name would
exoite :only painful emotions, and its sounds must
be there heard no more. Aniiiiier bora the title
she once was proud to bear, supplying the place
she had abandoned, and worthily discharging the
duties ste had left uhperformed..
She gazetren the windows of the apartment in
which she first became , a mother, and all the tide
of tenderness bpi* 4uiart now
cgme•bacit.to her, peisoriml._ with the bitter eon
seiousness ofhow she had.futfilgil a Mother's part.
Thole ehildmi dearer to her than the liki-drops
thai 410.641)&1 in her veins, were now beneath that
roOf receiving tram anotheithai !Laotian and in.
"THE LOVE OF MY COUNTRY LEADS ME TO. SE OF ADVANTAGE TO MY FELLOW-CITIZENS."
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struction that it should have been her blissful task
to have given them, and never, and never must
she hope 10 clasp them to her agonized heart. •
At this moment she saw the door of the house
open, and a lady leaning on Ihe arms of a gentle
man crossed the lawn ; ho pressed the hand that
reposed on his arm gently between his and raised
it to his lips, while his fair companion placed her
other hand on his with all the tender confidenep of
affection. « In this apparently happy couple the
agonized unknown recognized him whom she once
joyed to call husband, the father of her chihfren,
the partner whom. she had betrayed and deserted;
and her, whom he had chosen for • her successor,
who now bore the name she once answered to, and
who was now discharging the duties she had vie.
la tale , Religion and repentance had- in her so
conquered the selfishness of human nature, that
after the first pang, and it was a bitter one, had
passed away, she returned thanks with heartfelt
fervour to the Author of good, that it was permit
• ted her to sea him, whose repose she feared she
had fOr ever destroyed, enjoying the-happiness he
so well merited; and ardent was the prayer she
offered up, that a long continuance of it might be
his lot, arid that his present partner might repay
him for all the_pain caused by he.r misconduct.
She now turned into a shady walk, anxious to
regain the support of her attendant's .arm, which
she felt her exhausted frame required, when the
sounds of approaching voices warned her to con.
evil herself. Scarcely had she - retired behind the
shade of a luxuriant mass of laurels, when a youth
fill group drew near, the very sight of whom agi
tated her almost to filinting, and sent the blood
back to or heart with a violouce that threatened
instant annihilation. -
The group consisted of two lovely girls, their
governess, and a bloc:truing youth, on whom the
two . girls leant. Every turn of their healthful and
beautiful countenances was expressive ofjoy and
health ; and their elastic and buoyant steps scorn
ed scarcely to touch the turf, as, arm linked in
arm, they passed along. The youngest, a rosy
checked girl of eleven. years old, begged her com
panions to pause while she examined a bird's nest
which she said she feared the parent-bird had for
saken ; and this gave the heart-stricken mother,
for those were the children oftho unknown, an
opportunity ofregarding the treasures her soul
yearned to embrace. How did her bosom thr ')
at beholding those dear faces—so often presented
to her in her:troubled dreams!—Alas! they were
now near her—she might, by extending her hand,
touch them—she could almost feel their balmy
breath fan her feverish cheek. and yet it was denied
her to approach them. All the pangs of matern
al affection struck on her heart; her brain grow
giddy, her respiration became oppressed, and, urg
ed by all the frenzy of a' distracted mother, she
was on the point of rushing from her conceal
ment, and prostrating herself before her children.
But this natural though selfish impulse was quick.
ly subdued, when a moment's reflection whisper
ed to her, will you purchase your own ternfirrifaTy
gratification at the expense of those dear beings
whom. you have so deeply injured? Will you
plant in their innocent breasts an, impression bit.
ter, and indelible? The Mother triumphed over
the Woman, and, trernblini with emotion, she
prayed that those cherished object' might pass
from her view, while yet she had strength and
courage to enable her to preserve in her self:denial.
This moment the little girl exclaimed, "Ah!
y fears were too true, the cruel bird has desert.
ed her nest, and hero are the poor little ones near
ly dead! What shall wo do with thorn?"
"Let us carry them to our dear mamma," said
the elder girl; "she will be sure to take care of
them, as she says we should always pity and pro
tect the helpless and forsaken."
The words of the children struck daggers to the
heart of their wretched mother. For a moment
she struggled against the blow, and, making a last
effort, tried to roach the spot whore she had left
her attendant ; but nature was exhausted, and she
had only tottered a few paces, when, uttering a
groan of anguish, she fell to the earth bereft of
life, just as Francesca arrived to see her unhappy
, mistress breathe her last sigh.
THE CHIEF JUSTICE.—It is with heartfelt
pleasure that we 'state, says the National Intelli
gentor, from_authority_on which we place entire
reliance, that there is not the smallest ground for
the report, now current, of the intention'ofJudge
. Minsum,T. to.resign the . trust of ..diefJustice-o f
.the United States. To our readora generally we
are satisfied that the information, whibli we are
enabled to communicate, will•be more acceptable
than any thing we have announced to them for the
last sixteen years.
j_Tke York and, Maryland Line Rail Road..--W e
learn from ilarrifiburg, says the Philadelphia Seri
tinel,thaton Tuesday morning, the vote negative
the bill to incorporate the York and Maryland line
Rail Road Company, was re-considered in the
house of Representatives, on motion of Mr. Black
of Perry, and the bill came up for consideration.
An ainendmant to it was offered by Mr. M'Sherry;
when a motion was made to postpone it, together
with the bill for the present. Bofors - deciding
this question the house adjourned. On Wednes
day morning, the discussion was resumed, and re.
.in the postponement of the bill by a vote of
43 to 32. it is supposed, that no further efforts
will be made to bring it up during the present see r ,
The Salem Gazette - states. that the port of St.
Catharine is getting to be a place ofconsiderable
trade. The Island (which belongs to the Emper
or of Brazil) is pleasantly situated near the Brazil
coast, in the vicinity of Rio Janeiro and Rio
Grantie-_-I-t-4xmtains-art- excellent - harbor, .g • .
access. The port changes are only about 15 or
20 milreas. Vessels bound to, or from the Pacific
Ocean,'will find it an excellent place to obtain re.;
froshmentsef all kinds.)Vhaling ships are in 9a_
habit of stopgrig — there for supplies. The annual
consumptinti of flour is about 10,00(rbils. per an,
annum. Ansorted cargoes, such as are usually
carried to Brazil and the river La Plata., can fre
quently be rlimpnaed. of to item advatitage,Pthan at
parts-on, the Main.
Wo havo been favOrini with the
\ axtrerot of a h lttor from *oiler*. 'dalos
to their correspondent in this city, dated Montreal,
16th inst. It is &Oper to add, that if the infon
mation which it conveys is of great proispective
importance to grain, and our growers and dealers
in this state, it comes from a honk) enjoying un
doubted sources of information.—Bolt. l'at.
"Wo expect to witness and have.some little
share of the largest year's business ever done in
Montreal. Wo soon expect to hear that a new
act, by the British Parliament, will 'edinit United
States's wheat and other grains, rye flour &.corn
meal, into Canada, for consumption, and export to
any quarter, free of duty; and also U. States wheat
flour lin export to the British West Indies, free.
of duty. And indeed we should not be surprised,
and such a thing is intimated as not improbable,
that all the above named articles, including wheat
flour will be admitted free, not only for consump
tion, but for exportation to all quarters, .even to
England, as colonial, and on the same terms as if
onr own and manullictured in the colonies. If
this should prove correct, you will not, we appre
hend, have gained so much by getting the British
West India ports opened to yon direct, and the re
venue of your great western canal will somewhat
BACHELORS READ andßL U,SH!
John H. Smith and 'Elizabeth Ireland,
both of Suffolk county, L. I. were married
in the year 1765—the husband then in his
20th year, and the wife in her 16th. They
are still living in the enjoyment of health, at
a ripe old age—the former being in his 87th,
and the latter in her 82d year. Their do
scendanta are as follows:
97 grand children,
135 great grand children, •
1 great, great grand child.
Total, 250, of whom 210 are now living.
As a proof of the good example,-and the
sage councils of the aged pair, in all the 210
descendants yet living, not one of them is
dissipated or intemperate.[KrSheriffS. and
Lawyers and Ex-Senators, &c. should bear
this " good example" in mind, and join the
Temperance Society of this borough4Star.
From. the Nev England Farmer.
The advantages of mangold wurzel are
It is more sure to plant, being very
liable to the fly or grub; it will prod - . •
'weight; it is ofF the land earlier;
as a change of fallow crop, whe 'he land
is tired of turnips; it.will grow on land where
turnips cannot be raised; it is better spring
food. On the other Land, in fiivor of Swe
'dish turnips it may be - Vid, that the weed
ing and singling out are less expensive; there
is rather- more time for fallowing in the
spring; the succeeding crop is better than
after mtngold wurzel. Perhaps cattle feed
best on Swedish turnips when they are used
alone. It must, however, lie remarked,
that these last two evidences in favor of
Swedish turnips is not fully proved, and on
ly partially supported. In conclusion, per
haps two observations may be of use. 'First,
that the very early season at which man
gold vvurzel should be sown renders it highly
expedient that the land should be made as
clean as possible in the autumn, so that a
few days` inthe spring may be sufficient to
get it in a proper state for the reception of
the seed. Secondly, that wet seasons d 6
not.suit nuingold wurzel so well as dry: and,
consequently, for the last two years, the
Swedish turnips have been the more valua
ble-- crop of the two.
BALTIMORE, March 21.
`_____ We learnthat i he-Maryland-Cominission
ers, Messrs. Goldsborough, Sterrett and.
'Mercer, returned to this City on Saturday
evening last from their mission to Harris
burg. As they - have to make a - report of
their proceedings to the Legislature of Ma
ryland at ..their ' ''iiext Session, we shall not
get any thing authentic and formal from
them—but we understand that the Commis
sioners have stated in their conversation,'
that they relied chiefly in their negotiation
upon the compact existing between th.
states in relation toThe free navigation ofthe
Susquehanna, and referred to the correspon
dence between the two State goverrnents,
subsequent to that time, to illustrate the
views entertained by both States.
We hear that the Committee ofPentisyl
vania Legislature have prepared a report,
against which the Commissioners intend a
formal pr est for reasons therein stated,
mid that t e protest will. in all prohability
'aeon - Tan the report.of the Committee to
the Legislature of Pennsylvania.
. The period at which the',Cointriissioners
arrived at Harrisburg, being noir the close
of the Session, was in some degree adverse
to a full investigation of the subject, although
it Was hardly to be expected that there
• #uld-have-been4m-immodiate acquiescence
on the part of Pennsylvania, except in the
acknowledgment of the existing compact,
and of a disposition 'and determinntion.fa ith-
Rally to adhere to it. Pennsylvania is. now
- in possession of the full views of Maryland
upon this subject, and we hope for the-vake
other good farne,,asivell as for the interests
of all concerned, that she will speedily atliird,
the redress desired.Petriot.
We are. informed by a gentlemkn wit()
,residers in Frederk,k coenty near the route
ctute Rail-Roadl, betteen Frederiektown
nn the Poiat-nt itocke, the gcacitultton
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of the Read is progressing
f vith great ra
pidity, The industry of the contractorsand
laborers eipployed in making the Road may
be correctly judged, of l)y_a fact which this
gentlcnian stated to us within his own oh
servation—thaftheir labor was unremitting
ly continued through the winter, except
during the three days of and immediately
after the fall of snow in the middle of Jan.
Ncicspafiers.,--There is no book or print
so cheap as a newspaper—none so interest
ing, because it consists of a variety, melt ! .
sured out in suitable proportions, as to tirao
and quantity. Being new every day, or
week, it invites to habits of reading, and af
fords an easy and agreeable mode of iw
quiring knowledge, so essential to_ the_ wel
fare of the individual, and the' community.
It causes many an hour to pass away pleas
antly and profitably, which would - Otherwise
have been spent in idleness or mischief.
We find in the Western Times, pulAish
ed in Centreville, Indiana; the following ac.
"DISTRESSING .—We were informed
a few days since, by a gentleman traveller,
from the west that during tlie severe weath
er, a_man about 45 years of ago, his.wik;
six children, and four horses, were frozen
to death on the great prairie,, in
When discovered, the-mother lay—teith — er .
small child in her arms—jive other children
around her—the father, ivith an axe and
flint in his hands, as if he had been trying
to strilce , •fire—aTart of his' wagon was cut
into small .pieces for kindliiig, and all the
horses in a heep f stiff in their. harness. The
tame of the unfortunate family, or where
they, were from, was not ascertained when
our informant passed along." •
All men .feel—there is not a heart that
God has formed, that does not melt M . the
contemplatioti of such a scene as the one
abovo recorded. But where is the father
or mother who looks out upon the group in
the great prairie, and does not feel a swell
ing of the heart, to Iyhich tears are but a
momentary relief. 'There is no gift of poe.
heighten that scene—fancy can lend no
or to the picture—nature, truth, the dread
realities, have - done more than ingenuity
would have dared to invent or record.
The MOTHER—and let those whose hearts
have almostbutit while watching the expir,
inn anguish of a child—who have•seen the
convulsion of death distort the lip of the lit ,
tle one, and felt that life had lost its charms--
let them send their thoughts to the prairie of
the west, and see the mother gazing with .
unutterable despair,-as one by one, the five
children around her ceased to breathe—let
them imagine the anguish with which
she_ turned from the distortion of the visage
upon which the cold bad fixed with indeli.
able . impress, the last working of deaths
agony. Ono tie yet bound her to hope and
she pressed the infant to her bosom, haply
one of all might be saved in such a covert:
but the source whence the nursling was to
draw its heat, was cold, the "sympathetic
fount," whence had issued the streams ofite
nourishment, was frozen, and the little one's
life chilled away. Yet, even in death the
mother was evident—the' infarct wns yet on
her icy bosom, her arms closely knit around .
Ur_ youngest born, _w_hich not-- 4ath-eould----
loose, the , congea/cd-offig,y---of--s---motherie--
And near was the father—Le _nib
engaged in preparation for the preservation
orhis flock. In peril and distress, the whole
had gathered for sympathy around the me-
ther; and father had sought in vain to elicit
one spark-from the steel, to bring to life his
expiring family: but the power to effect it had
failed, even a husband's and father's love
could not call up the departed energies, and
4 theriVlole, father, mother and children, even
the beasts of burthen, ceased to exist, dt lay
- iflned, silent and uncorrupted, as if the
king of terrors had set upon his throne in
the solitude of the west, was peopling his
new dominion from the grave, acid making
the outstretched prairies "the valley of the
shadow of death."--Nat. Gaz.
The Ilaltim - tre annual Conference of the
Methodist Church assembled in this city last
week,and we hear will adjourn to-day. There,
were perhaps a hundreds Preachers of that
persuasion in attondance.--Nat. bit
o ,o ^
frow do you do,. Cuff!" said a colored
gemman to one of his croro-nies the other
day: '"Why you come to see `a feller? 111
lib as near you, as you do to me, I'd come
to see you ebery day." "0 taus," replied
smut, "my wife patch my trowserloon son!!
to-Pieces,-Lshamed to go no whores." •
Eating *itch. A short time ago there
was a famous eating match at a village in 7
Yorkshire between two men named Gubbins
and , guggins, Which caused a great deal of
interest in the neighbiirhood; a eohntryman,
leaving the *place a little before the match;
was snipped by almost everyone on the road
with "Who beats?" "How does the !match,
get otyr' Acc. , to which he enswered, "Why s ]-
I donut exactly knave; they say Gubbins -
gor it, but 1 thinks Muggins beat him:for
iiieh I left lie - wrts tidy two geeo and one
turkey be4tul. • : f,(