The star. (Gettysburg, Pa.) 1831-1831, September 27, 1831, Image 1

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' WEsT OF ate.FoRRY'ErT.ivERN.
Conspicuously ,inserted 'FOUR times fin- ONE
moutakft per square--over emu tilliel e _T WANT YTT
CENTS per square will be charged.
'No teU3l4
At $2 per a lialfryearly in advance.
"With sweetest flowers enrich'd
From various gardens cull'd with care."
Round my own pretty Rose I have hover'd all day,
1. have keen its sweet lealies, one by own, fall away;
They are gone ! they are gone ! but Igo not with
No, I linger to weep o'er the desolate stern:
They - say if! rove to the south, 'I shall meet
ith hundreds of roses store litir and more sweet;
But lily heart, when I'm tempted to wander replies,
Hero my first love, my lust love, kny only love lies.
When I sprang from the home where my plumage
was nurst,
'Twas my own. pretty Rose that attracted me first;
We have loved all the summer—and now that the
Of tho winter come o'er us, I'm true to- thee still;
Whom tho.last leaf is withor'd, and. falls to the
The false ono to southerly climes may fly forth;
But Truth cannot fly froili - his sorrow—he dies
Whoro his first love—his last love—his only love
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letthe what will
Though sorrows may awhile intrude,
'Fair wisdom's voice is faithful still,
Still, to bo blest, is—to be good.'
"He will not come to-night," said Emma,
as she looked out of her chamber window on
the still and depopulated streets, and saw the
dark rain clouds gathering in the sky; "he
will not come to-night—it is past his hour
—4th, he did not use to be so carethl about
theweather—but I will not indulge in dis
quietude—he has promised"—The word died
upon her lips; she recollected the coldness—
the tone of ambiguity, with which tharpro
misev -had- been—repeated,---when—T-heodere
last visited her, and in a confused atutem
barrassed manner, though with much parade
of his regret and disappointment, assured
her that it would_be impossible for him to
conform to his engagement, and marry her
at the time appointed. She remembered,
hoW tier heart sunk within her at the mo
ment, and the strange mysterious presenti
ment that crossed her mind. That then,
for the first time, she thought how bitter a
thing must be disappointed love—fotthe first
time felt the force of the remark, which she
has so often heard,
"Mon's vows are brittle things."
-- Still; - the - natural — buoyancy at hur spirits
forbade her to despond. True, he had bro
ken his first . engagement, - but he had repre
sented to her the imperious necessity of the
measure, and she hadacquiesced in it. True,
lie had not fixed . the more distant period; he
had left the final hour indefinite, but she had
his promise; she had his oath; she would not
_believe him unfaithful; she could not believe_
him perjured. At last, after an absence of
a. week, which seemed to her a year, he visi
ted the house again; he once more mingled
with the smiling family circle; he ,seemed
the same he had always been, and she was
happy.-But he retired before the family:
this cost her a night's rest; it was not his
usual manner, and she wondered why, at
this particular time, he should have. so much
more business than usual. Still, she endea-
yore • to put t le most ayorable Construction
_upon_csery tlinig;__slie_stroye .ta acquit. Inui
--- HBut - love - has -- ea - gle --- eminA:frOfri - Waif
piercing vigilance, duplicity must be coupled
• • t-ethmirrittrate-ttrt; if sub lvould — n;
void detection. Emma was caressed by a
large circle of acquaintance, and Theodore
was also a favorite; in parties they frequent :
ly eitine together, and there, when the spir-
Y #re up, and all reserve thrown off, the
heart tninutsks itself. There Theodore of-
ten forgot his caution, and, not only abated
- his usual display Of partiality feu Emma, bu
lavished his fondness on another. The gen
erous girl forgave him until fbrgiYenessge
came a crime committed against-her heart.
She resolved to lead a more secluded life,
and in prosecuting her resolVe, she soon found
ample evidence of what. she most . feared.—
. His visits grew less and leis frequent, until,
at length, they Were discontinued altogether.'
Womanlike, in the deepest of her sorrows
she retired, as it were, within herself, and
- secure in the confidence that not even her
nearest relatives or friends knew any thing
of her disappointment, she nlursed her grief
in secret, and put on a smile as sweei, if not
as gay, before the world. But heroically cis
she played this new and deceptive part, her
feelings gradually obtained the victory over
her &aim; she pined and pined away, day
after'day: the paleness of departed health
blanched her young cheek, and she roved in
• the-stillness of the evening-among the,t , embs.
of her fathersin the r,burch-yard, like a thin
shadow of the. past.. None knew hqtrief,'
but ho who w as its cause; and he shuddered
• at the ruin he had made. .
Her friends perceiVed with concern the
rapid decay of her health, and as the family
had' some relative in Bermuda, they resolved
send her there. The voyage had a
taryeflect—the change of scenes and. Cir
------eumetttuces:--new friends, end acquaintances
and ten kindness she earerieneed in her
• new abode, &polled natic4 of the•phetiphed
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gloom that pressed ,upon her heart, and add
ed life to her almost inanimate frame. The
glow of - health gradually returned; and she
shone in the maturity of her beauty, a star
of no common. lustre in the fashionable world
of that island. A year had not elapsed, be :
fore the hand of one of the wealthiest mer
chants in the islanywas ofThred her. He
was all that the young maiden's heart admires
—generous, noble, and virtuous—and of
years suited to her own. She accepted it,
and became a happy wife.
Having loft Philadelphia with the inten
tion of returning s , she now waited anxiously
for the opportunitybut a variety of
causes prevonted it, year after year, a beau
',tiful tamily of boys and girls ffrew around=
her husband was deeply engaged in an ex
tensive and lucrative business, and twelve
years paSsed by betbre she was able to ac
complish her wishes, in---all-which time, she
had never made an inquiry about, or once
heard:from her former lover. Now, Mr.
Lefere retired from business, and accompa
nying her, with their family, to America.
They reached Philadelphia in safety, and
walked up Walnut-street to the old family
mansion. It remained unaltered; her father
and her mother, the old servants, her former
friends, who remained, all welcomed her to
her ancient home. Time shrubs she planted
in-thu yard -had- grown up -beautiful -trees.—
Her name remained where she had engrav
ed it on the sash of her chamber, twelve
years before, and she sat down by it—call
ed back the recollections of by past times,
and wept, yet these were tears of mingled
joy and sorrow:. •
Mr. Lefere took a fine' establishment in
Chesnut-street, and lived in splendid Style.
Emma used to ride out daily in an elegant
carriage, mrith her infant family; and, as had
long been her practice, she carefully sought
out such objects of distress, as she deemed
it would be charitable to relieve. • One day,
Tidtigirthe sulitiThs 4 - the - city; slit saw
poor, half clothed man, lying on .the ground
and a tattered child crying bitterly by his
side, to which he paid no attention. She
directed the coachman to stop, & calling the
man, inquired Why he disregarded the child
and whose it was? "It is my own," said he,
"I came out, hoping to get a place for it at
yonder house, and could not; it is almost
starved; and I have hot the - means to pro.
cure food for 'myself or it."—She gave him
a small sum and directed him to call at her
house the next
. day. He received it ,with
tears and promised compliance.
At the hour appointed, the poor man,with
his helpless child, waited - in the kitchen for
the call of his benefactress. -Mrs. Lefere
sent for them into the breakfast room, as,
soon as the family had dispersed, and desired
to know by what means he had brought him
self to povetry and want. The - man spoke,
out honestly.
• Intemperanc said was
the great cause, but his troubleiTad driven
him to that—"l once saw better days," said
he, "I was a partner in a mercantile concern
—I married—l was deceived—the mother
of this poor child, after involving me in ruin
ous debts, left me with a libertine, whoie
addresseS she had long received; -I droWned
my sorrows, and sunk my character in hab
its of vice and intoxication. I have been
twice imprisoned tbr crime—l sin destitute
of friends and employment.
"And what is ye • t ‘ 1 ?" :' . a 1.
"Theodore W ," he replied, after
-a .moment's hesitation. The kind lady turn
nd-pitle-and trerrible - d; she_ga.ze - d
- She recognized in lihn thefaithless Theo
, dove.
.. m itt lust, then," said she, afrecting to be
calm, ` . you have learned_ta_keeprajour—pr
mises—you called at the time appointed—l
will provide n place 11)r yourself and child."
"Ah," said he, " you know me. When
you asked my name, I dared not tell you an
untruth, but I hoped it had been forever blot
ted' from your memory. I watched ,your
fin .—l rejoiced at your prosperity—l
cursed my own folly, until I had exhausted
all my powers. But broken vows come baCk
to ttwir author• in the end, and mine has
ruined me forever."
He covered his face and .wept. She lea
him . , and having consulted.with Mr. Letere,
procured him'a situation in an honest occu-,
pation, and placed the child at school. -
Thus wag the maxim verified, "all is for
the best to the innocent and virtuous;" and
thus it is, that vice works out its own re
ward at last.
Tun HEAD.—The head has. the most,
beautiful appearance as well. .;s the highest
station in the human figure. Nature has
laid oulall her art iii beautifying the face;
she has touched it with vermillion, planted
in it a double row of ivory, made it the seat!
of smiles and blushes, lighted up and enliven
ed it with the brightness of the eyes, bung.
it on each side with curious organs ofsense,
4iienil'airs and graces thltt cannot be de
scribed, and surrounded it with such a flow
ing shade of hair as sets all its beauties in
the most agreeable light. In short, she
seems to have the head as the cu
pola to the mestiglorionsof her works; and
whe)a we load it with a. pile of supernumera-
ry ornaments, we' destroy the symmetry of
.the. human figureOuxl foolishly. contrive to
call °tithe eye from great t and real beauties'to,childish.gewgaws ,
to , ehildish . gewgaws, rthands, and hone lace.
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Various; .
Thai the mind of desultory man, studious of change
And plecued with novelty, may be indulg.ed."
DREADFUL AFFAIRI—It is Stated that
lately in North Carolina, a member of thc
present Congress, became jealous of his wife
—and that "the green eyed monster" fixed
upon two individuals—ope a young gentle.
man and the other a clergyman of mature
years. The husband inyitect the young man
to take a ride with hini a &ft distance.—
When they reached the wP.l4,lhe husband
dismounted, took the young man from the
gig, bound him to a tree, and perpetrated a
barbarous outrage upon him. Ile immedi
ately returned, and in the same manner en
snared and maltreated the clergyman. It
is said a great excitement has lweu produced
in consequence—that the clergyman is on
the. point of death, and the husband in prison
on a charge of murder. What adds to the
horror of the afliiir is' the statement that the
husband found all the parties were perfectly
innocent, after the. barbarities had been
ing, be his station What it may, is exempted
from the duty. of 41(116ring n hat good he can
do to others. That man must halve, seen
little of mankind who is ignorant of human
misery; yet such knowledge is not to be ac
quired by those who converse merely with
persons of their own rank; they must enter
into the cottages and garrets of the poor.;
they must see them naked, hungik, and
thirsty, exposed to the inelemencie's of the
weather, to the sudden attacks or slow wast
ing of disease; they must see the abets of
their unruly passions, and their groveling
vices; they' must be acquainted with all the
consequences of ignorance and poverty.—
Evils like - these - triaßtWe — kaii . vn before they
can be remedied; yet the generality of the
upper ranks know little what their inferiors
The Chester county Democrat, printed at
Downingstown, says—"At no period, it is
said, for the last seven years, has. so much
sickness been known in our village—almost
every family has sone s yr two, an in 'some
instances 4 and 5 of its members confined to
their beds, of parching, burning fever—'ak
yet, but few deaths have occurred, though
there are many severe cases. The sickness
appears to be chiefly confined to this ileigh i
A Frenchman haying been condemned to
be hanged, when the rope was putting about
his neck, exclaimed piteously, 'Misericorde!
misericorde!' (mercy r mercy!) on which
the hang-man cried out, "Measure the cord,
you thief', it's long enough to hang a dozen
such rogues as you."
GOOD HUMOUR.—Good humour is the fair
weather of the soul, which calms the turbu
lent gust ofpassion, and diffilses a perpetual
gladness and serenity over the heart; and he
who finds his temper naturally inclined 'to
break out into sudden bursts of fretfulness
and ill humour; should he as much upon his
guard to repress the storm, that is forever
beating inlis_mind r aa-to fence-against-the
inclemrncies of the season. We are natur-.
attached-even to animals that betray a
:softness — of We — are - fli easetnviTh
the aiißnia fondness and fidelity of a dog.
earner young I.sdy-bein7, asked- at a tea
table-if she - used - stignr, -- replied, "I'have - rt
diabolical invincible repugnance to sugar,
for, according to my insensible cogitations
upon the subject, the flavosity of the sugar
nulifies the flavosity of the tea - , and renders
it vastly obnoxious."
AN Evra,tc-r,—At what tithe of life a
human being—man or woman—,-looks best,
it might be hard to say. A girl of eighteen,
straight and tall, bright, blooming, and
balmy, seems,' to our old eyes, a very beau
tiful and delightfil sight. Inwardly we bless
her, and pray that she may be as happy as
She is innocent. So, too, is an oak tree, 'a
bout the same age, standing by itself, 'with:
out a twig on its. straight, smoofh, round,
glossy silver stein, for some fens feet from
the,ground, and then branching out into a
stately flutter of dark-green leaves; the shape
being indistinct 0 its regulfi s r but not formal
ove 1140, and over-fordings, and over
' harigl% - alight and shade. • Such an oak
tree is indeed truly beautiful, with all its ten
derness• gracefulness and delicacy=--ay, a
delicacy almost seeming to be fragile; as if
the cushat whirring from its concealment,
would crush the new spring -shoots, Sensitive.
althost as the gossamer, 'with which every.
twig is -intertwined: Leaning • on our 'staff,
. -
we 'bless it, and call it even. by that very
virgin's name; and ever thenceforth, behold
Marian lying ifi its shade. . •
VlNE.—Humboldt tells us that it
grows 'Avail in Armenia and Caramtmia, as
well as along the coasts of the, Caspian.--
Thence it travelled into Greece,, and from
-that cltuksic sky Waslntrodne.ed into Sicily
The PliCeilideor CaYitiOdli t 0 thesodili of
France; and the Romans domeiticated it on
the banks 'of the Rhine. , lo , thoth , ot these
countries the vine is ; hut
in Spain - these are not use the
_plant is_
kept short in its growth, in order that it may
possess a stout stein. In Greece and Italy
it clings to trees, walls, and trellis work, or
verandas. It attains to a good old age; even
Pliny speaks ofa vine that had survived six
centuries; and it is matter of notoriety that
there are vineyards in France and Italy,
which are not only precisely in the same
condition as they - WV re three hundred years
ago, hut continue to yield abundant crops.
The wood of thevinotecomes uncommonly
solid when of old, standing, and, in warm cli
mates, the stern grows to such a 'size, that
boards are sawed out of it, and converted to
the manutacture of furniture and other arti
cles. Strabo even mentions a vine-tree the
girth of which required the arms oftwo men
to compass. '
IVIT AND ITUMOUR.-1 . am unable to de
cide which is the less desirable quality in
conversation—wit or humour. The former
creates enemies, the latter lowers us in the
estimation of friends—the'one may procure
for us the reputation of wisdom, the other
firings down upon our head the imputation
of lolly. Wit is a tiger, that growls in his
cage: we. tremble lest he should break thro'
and' dart upon ourselves—humour is the
monkey, who mimiekS our own look and
gestures and regales us with.droll exhibi
tions, We laugh at the humorist, but we
fear the wit.
Two rdestrian travellers, natives of the
north, had taken up their quarters, for the
night at a Highland Hotek' one of them next
morning complained to his friend that he
bad a very indif f erent bed, and asked him
how.he slept ?—"Troth man," replied Don
ald, "nue very wool neither, but was muckle
.better off t h an the bugs, for the de'il - ane of
them closean 'O - e - tEeh-ale
When fashions are worn- out in Paris the
milliners send their antiquated articles to
the North;. that is to Sweden and Russia.
A vessel deeply laden with such merchan-
Aim, says a London paper,- was - run down in
the channel of St. Petersburg. Next day,
a salinon was caught in the Neva, dressed_
in a.white satin petticoat; and in the same
net were found two large cod-fish, • with
muslin handkerchiefs round their necks.—
, The sharks and porpoises were observed -
goof the latest taste, and hardly was
AlOiffl_ a fish,. that did not display some_of.the.
freshest Parisian fashions that had ever vis
Sir Isaac Newton lost - theuse of his intel
lect before his animal frame was arrested by
the hand of death. • So it is said or - a-,..1 . Y1r.
Swisset, that he often"wept because he was.
not able to . understand the books which he
had written in his younger days. Cornivus;
an 'excellent orator in the Augustine age,
became so forgetful as not even to know his
own. Simeon Tournay, in 1201, after he
had outdone all at Oxford for learning, at last
grew such an idiot a's not to know one letter
from another, or one thing he had ever done.
ilton, who has obtained the First Sizership
bay of Dublin; has been bt
from his birth. In what manner he acquir
ed his extraordinary classical knowledg: •:
fated; but-tlle-facteauffeh astonish—
ment in college. His latin wait beautiful.
Enfilish was read to hi I
-extemporaneously.- -Some-AA:Ate -Ex
ately detected the imposition.
A SwEET • ntleman, when
asked his opinion of a • • rtain critic, a few
days ago, gave it in the following terms:—
"Why, he is a perfect crab-apple--a decoc
tion of verjuice--4he quintessence of aseer
bity. If I wished. tp convert the Thames
into lemontide, I should pitch him into it; and .
if, after the first dip, it was not 'sufficiently
acidulated for ordinary drinking, water must
contains greater quantity of saccharine mat
ter than chemists generally imagine."
MOST AFFLICTING:—Wc Were informed
yesterday by a marl froni the township of
Mono, about fifty Miles Atli. of Dundas
street, that in an adjoining township, four
children had been lost in the woods fourteen
days when he left, and 'had not yet been
found, although forty or fifty of the inhabi
tants had been in search of them, as also
some rndians on the south shore of lake Hu
ron. The children went into the woods to
' hunt a cow; when itas supposed, they got
bewildered and'lost. Our infbrmant states
that the tracks had betn seen once, and on
ly..once, on the bank of a oreek about twen
ty,miles. from. their' homes. Three ;z , if the
children belong to Mr: Van Meir, a black
smith; formerly from the neighborhood-Of
Hamilton, Gore district; two girls, one about
15 and the other 13 years of age, and. a
younger brother, The other was a son - of
Mr. L.HOrnipg„fortnerly iron~ near flimil4.
ton, a lad about eight or nine years or age.,
We are.told that the afflicted mothers ofthe
under peculiar oircuMst es, are
dingertufsly ill, and no:physician with fifty'
Surh a scene is certainly One of in-.
TERMS OF MS PAPER:—TiroDomaits''
pet annunn , ..payablehitif yettririoll4:l•!nimin — lia -
.thacrippona for reas thiskivitioathe,and
ioneefecontirined-until all arrearakes are paid.. ,
sloes at the option of the Edttor.—and a fiilera:.
notify a diacontiimanee will be considered a
rdingly. .
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Whole Number, 77.
conceivable affliction: - May it be sanctified
and rigbtly inwroved.—U. C. GuLnyam____
At ithica, N. It on Friday week, Guy C.
Clark murdered his with; having knocked
her down and choked WO, and then man
gled her dreadfully with an.axe. The cries
of her. children—livo in number—brought
several men to the spot, by Whom Clark wae
arrested. The decease& is said to have 40.4
relations near Wilkesbarre.
From filo Stamford (Conn.) Sentinel.
•In anticidc.—Horrib - le Ejects of a Re ,
lisious Phrenzy.--The following melon ,
clioly occurrence from fimaticism,
has recently taken place in an adjoining
town, has been related to us by a person who'
learnt the particulars from the wife of then
unfortunate mrtn, and from persons residing
in the vicinity of the bloody one.
A Mr. -Stephen J. Miller, of New Canaan,-
for many years past nvery respectable mew
ber of the . Congregational church, in North
Stamford, under the pastoral - charge of the
Rev. Mr. Fuller, on Thursday night last
killed his two children, and nearly killed his
wife, while in &state ora6erration ormind.
The circumstances which led to the act are
ns - follows:--Net long since the church tit
North Stamford held.aloui , kittySineeting."
Mr. Miller was constant in his attendance,
and was apparently much exercised in his
mind with the religious services of the meet.
ing. On Friday, the 2d inst he attended a
similar meeting at New Canaan, conducted
by the Methodist persuasion; on his return
heme he told bifi wife that lie shntild
more work; and that he intended to*aviall
his temporal concerns to Provtdince and
prepare himself for-death. .From-that-mo.-
ment he commenced fasting, declaring he
should in future live upon faith—he - then oc-'
copied most of his time during the howl's of .
labor, -in reading the - Scriptures -or- pm-srejr,
0n Tuesday morning last he toldhia wife
she must'bot cook any victual ' s but, that she
and the children must also fast;- with IM, re.
quest Mrs. Miller complied, suspecting hilt,
mind was not altogether rationaf. The
neighbors during this time hadnotcriacesev
ed- any in the conduct of Mr. Millew
excite suspicion of his insanity. On Thunk
day night he retired to bed at his usuathoUr
with his family, consisting of liiswife and
two children, one three and the other one
year of age. About midnight a thunder
shower rose and the noise of. the ,thunder
awoke them from sleep- , -Mrs.. Miller ob. .
cserved to -- hei-halsind - that -- • - '•
,heavy, to Which he repliedOles,_the_
day of judgment is at hand, and we must get
up and prepare for it." He immediately
left his bed, took his elder child, and cum- ,
meneed beating it in a terrible mutter, to'
keep (as he remarked at the time,) 64 The
Revils olf." Mrs. Miller sprang out of bed
an • terferred—Miller let go of the chi) "
and 'sei her by the hair of her head,
before she coukl extricate herself 7
grasp, he tore all.ker night' 'clot )
. bruised, bit and s&atched h
shockingly; on making
below stairs, and he-foll
outer door
4tie fell -outside, the .
closing against her leg;.
she h_____kyntarlrarthannnak
her attempt to pass t
her by the allele;
at the same ti
this eonditio A
and the
in pouring down in torrents, her
e time holding her by the allele in
ke-doorw---11e- finally, and - of - 1
Coid r let go his hold, and she fief
nearest neighbOr, almost , lifeleis.
house & tbund-hiin
down were most y broken to • pieced—the~
younger child was'foundlying inthe w_eeds,
about two rods from the house,- awfully
wounded in several- parte df the body by
blows apparently inflicted upon it with a hoe
-it lingered a few tours and died. The
other child was•found &corpse in the cellar,
wretchedly mangled. ,
from traces of blood, and other appear ,
antes, it is supposed the last mentioned childi
-was killed by beating its head againit the
casin)s of the window 'in the chamber in
which the tragedy commenced, and that the
body was then hove out - of the- window and
afterwards taken up and' thrown. through
.another window into the cellar. Mrs. Mil
ler remained at • the house where she „inst.
gave the alarm, and where she yet 'remains
unable to leave her bed, in consequetibe of
the injury she received.
Mr. Miller was taken before a magistrate•
on Saturday, and after an inquiry had;• was
committed to Fairfield Jail to awaita legal
investigation of this unhappy cireiiiiistance r
at the next term of the Supreme Court for'
this county, which commences at Danbury,
on the last Tuesday in - this month.
A gentleman one day riding_ a stumbling
horse along a very dirty lane; the poor beast.
fell down and threw the rider into the least
desirable part of it. t _whereby he was most.,,
completely be
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