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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 1849.
VOL VI.. NO. 30-290,
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The Lrtrisbnrs Chronicle:
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B4TI RD4Y, OCT. 26.
53rThe following is the official result
of the Election for Representatives in this
Prion Junius Tout
2436 877 3313
2205 8 10 3135
Eli S;ifer, W hig
Jno M'Liughlin, "
Jno Cumming, "
18(19 1 1 211 2998!
1819 1108 2927
Mi'er over M'Laughlin
" Cummings 30
M'Liughlin over D.mm 137
Cun.mings 2 8
Dimm over Cummings
fr7"The following is the vote in North
U nherland county for Canal Commissioner
and on the County Poor-House:
Gauilite. Fuller For. Again!
fninbury 115 101 51 33
Northumberland 108 70 135 3
M.Iton P6 137 204 5
Upper Augusta 46" 83 12 63
Lower Augusta lfc9 41" 15 205
H.iint 72 71 36 30
Turbut 79 57 19 56
-.174 67- . 2 2:4
Delaware 155 114 29 184
h liqim-joe 110 67 22 101
Sbamokin HI) 63 7 2(l8
Coal 41 41 6 47
Rh 121 38 8 130
Jackwn 154 49 173
L'tile Mahanov 41 8 1 49.
tipper Mahanov 122 13 13i!
Lower M.ham.y CO Hi 3 1 141'
K gis'rr, St-. Porsel, Dem
M.lea, Vol D. m. 272
Youngman. Dem. 1551
l ounj:, V olunteer 1103
C'onmiissioner U'm.WiUon, Dem. 1(195!
D C Caul, Vol. 1055!
Asen,l,! John B Pucker, no opponent
AuJittr Win L Cook, "
mWe have not the vote by Districts
nn the Poor House question in Union, but
aie informed the Boroughs voted For and
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lurid county. "J he Townbhip .su(Mo?e the
Horoughs have the most poor, and then-
fjre oppose a more enlarged means of ma-'
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'""3 common burden a common charge. ,
fttrlu Philadelphia City and County. ;
ti.e vote for President in '48 and forCaiml '
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t-mmiMiioner in 49, were as lollows :
Whig Dem Sca't'g '
In '49 31.03S 21,307 200 !
t IQ.inO 19.282 22 1 3 :
Iiecr.ii-c in '49 11,938 2 205
ll,38 .'205 Line,
In the City, ex-Judge Joel Jones, Inde
pendent, i elected Miyor, by 65 majority
oer Chnrles Gilpin, Whig. The Whigs
elected their Councils and Assembly tick
els by from 5 to 2500 majority.
The Democrats elected their Legislative
County Ticket by about 1300.
The City and County Offires are divided
sa follow :
Treasurer Solomon Wagner, 1,751 maj.
'oinmin.ioner J C Dobleman, 1,779
Clerk o1 O.C. Jacob Broom, 874 "
Auditor Henry Tunison 1,47'J "
Uej.iv.e r of WillsT C Bunting D.I 9,735
Iiuntmg over inyard, 1,289
Siieriff Wm Deal. Democrat 18,604
Saml II Rolhermel.Whig 17,624
W Dirkerson. ludependtnt 2,609
B U Parr. Nrttive 2,193
Deal over Koth rmel. 984
In '4!. the vote for Sheriff stood :
Henry Lelar, Native, 15,303
Wm Deal, Democrat 15.167
T1.0S M'&rath, Whig 9,378
Lelar over Deal, 135
This is ting firt tinw since tlie present
.rgan.zation of parties that the Democrats
fave had either the Sheriff or the Mayor
of rhiludelt his. The alleged iucfocicncy
lof these offices in the hand of Whig to
I suppress llie dreadful disorders that have
blackened Philadelphia, has had an effect
in producing these changes. For. the
sake of everything that is dear to life, to
comfort, to property, and to public and
private reputation, it is to be hoped these
new Peace Officers may be pre-eminently
I successful in gaining and preserving Law
and Order in Philadelphia !
Lycoming County Officers.
Treasurer Chs H Beeber, Dem. 1 978
Robert Pott, whig 1679
Commissioner -John B Jonea, Dem 1978
Henry Robb, whig 1678
Auditor-SamI M'Clintock, Dem 2012
Wm V Antes, whig 1596
Clinton county has elected TVs M'Ghee
for Prothonotary, David Karskaddon for
Treasurer, Daniel Seadle and Wm Myers
for Commissioners, and Geo Hartman for
Col. Asa Dimock, of Susquehanna Co.,
would seem to occupy the most advanta
geous position in the canvass for State
Treasurer now approaching. Hit long
and successful experience in public life in
various station'', and particularly as Head
Clerk in the Treasury Department, is a
sufficient proof of his ability, while his
"claims" are many.
0There has been a three-cornered
fight going on for some lime between or
rasher amongst the three Democratic"
papers in Columbia County. The Star is
out upon both Democrat and Intelligencer ;
the Democrat castigates the Intelligencer
and the Star ; and the Intelligencer coolly
extinguishes the Star and turns the Demo
crat out of the party. Each paper is the
true-blue Democratic organ ' all others
are counterfeits." As all belonged to the
same party for so many years, their expo
sures of "family quarrels" is decidedly
refreshing to the "outside barbarians," who
in i heir simplicity suppose that as editor
never falsify, and these gentlemen are well
acquainted with each other, their charges
against one another must be all true con
sequently, that Mr. Cook and Mr. Kitchen
are the only good Democratic editor in the
tCFlf i always gratifying to the true
henrt to record bequests to benevolent pur
poses by persons of ability, and specially
if the givers exercised their stewardship in
life as well as at death. It is a mistaken
kindness, as reason teaches and abundant
facts prove, to leave large estates to rela-
,ive 8nd ffie,lds- tetter far to leave the
means the Creator has put in Iheir hands
to chari'able. educational, religious mean
of good to their fellows of the human race.
So thought Miss Elizabeth Demilt, who
died recently in New York, and by whose
Will as proved at the Surrogate's office
I the follow tog liberal, discriminating, and
rnmnrehensive villa am marto -
For the Demilt Library
Institution lor the Blind
do Ueaf & Dumb
CoUnri rph.ns. Aoc.ation
.-o'n of Be.l A Repecuble Females
e Y"'k Iilnsry
New York Hospital
jnarinera r amny innusinai atrmy
Y. Asm. lmproem-nt Condition of Poor 3,000
Home of the Friendless 3 000
isoc. lor Poor Widows wilb Small Children 3.000
Historiral Society 5.000
New Society Library
Mercantile Library Association
fJ"The Pacific News" has a sketch
of Capt. Johs A. Sitter, of Sutter's Fort
in California. It appears that he is a Swiss
by birth, was a Lieutenant in the Infantry
of France during the reign of Charles X.,
and after battling like a hero at Grenoble
with a fidelity for which the Swiss are truly
remarkable, his corps only capitulated
when the revolution was consummated and
Charles an exile. He then embarked for
the United States, of whose institutions he
has ever been a warm admirer, and after
engaging in many pursuits and encounter
ing many vicissitudes of fortune, be went
to Oregon, and from thence to California,
where lie was the first white settler in the
valley of the Sacramento. After erecting
his Fort, the Mexican Government wisely
made him its commandant. He acquired
great influence over the Indians, which
he exerted for their improvement, and his
hospitality has increased with his wewlth.
He rejoiced in the addition of California to
the great Central Union of States, and is
a Delegate to the Convention to form the
Constitution of the State of California.
1 would If I could.
- I would if I coulil."
Though much it's in use.
Is lut a fallacious
And sluggish eicuse ;
And many person,
Who could if he would,
la often beard saving
" I would if I could."
" Come, John," slid school sjy,
" I wish you would try
To solve this hard priiM. ru :
Now don't you deity."
But John st I he moment
Waa not in the mood.
And yawniugly answered
- I would if I could."
At the door of mansion.
In tattered raga rlad,
6tood a pour woman begging
A morsel of bread ;
The rich man sraice heeded.
While trembling ahe ttood.
But answered her, eol.llr,
' I would if I could."
The scholar, receiving
His teacher's advice ;
The swearer, admonished
fo hun such a vice ;
The child, when requested
To try and be good ;
Oft give the same answer,
" I would if I could."
But if we may credit
W hat good people say.
That where a right will is
There's slwaya wav.
And whatever ought to be,
Cas be, and shoilii
We never nerd utter,
"I would ir I could."
a fob no eest from the Persian.
Once from a cloud, a drop of rain
Fell trembling in the ae.
And when she saw the wide-spread main,
Shame veiled her modesty :
" What place in this wide sea have I f
What room ia left for me 1
Sure it were better that I die
In thia immensity !"
But while her aelf-ahasing fear
Its lowliness confessed,
A ahell received and welcomed her.
And pressed her to ill breast ;
And. nourished there, the drop became
A pearl for royal e v rs
Ex ailed by ita lowly shame,
And humbled but to rise.
from the Suiional Era.
LOVE'S LAHOR NOT LOST.
by Martha russell.
; '-face and figure ol a child
Though too calm, you think, and lender.
For the childhood joa woulJ lend her.
"And a stranger when he see her
In the street even, smileih stilly.
Just as you nuuld at a lily."
In the door-way of one of those old, dil
apidated, densely populated houses that
abound in the great city of New York, ant
a pale, delicate-looking child. It was a
narrow, dark street, leading down to the
river, lined with forlorn, mouldy-looking
old houses, leaning against each other for
iiiport,nd from which divers loose boa ids
and timbers hung creaking in the wind, ev
er giving warning that they were about lo
fail. The air in this street was a strange
combination of odors, arising from the cu
linary preparation going on in the over
crowded dwellings, varied occasionally by
a strong smell of tar, burned oakum, and
bilge water, with which the breiz
from the river was Men. In shor,
it was anything but the pure fresh air ol
heaven, which God gave as the element ol
life. Yct.on the evening of which we speuk.
the mellow beams of the setting, which,iike
he earnest soul,are ever seeking something
beautiful under the most untoward appear
ances, came peering 'round corners and
through between tumbling-down chimneys,
bringing out in strong relief the grotesque
mouldings on the old casements and corui-
I ce. peeping beneath the crushed-looking
ihonneta nt't.iil.wnrn mothf.r minrninif 17,. m
their lalanr, and bathing, as in a stream of
go'den water, the head of numberless little
white-haired children, as they rushed forth
to meet their parents or played upon the
pavement One strong sunbeam, like an
angel of Mercy, had spied the pale child,
in that gloomy door-way, and, creeping
from roof to roof, at length fell upon the
dwelling above her, then sliding down slow
ly und silently, like all sweet, holy influ
ences, rested upon her head, and lit up her
meek, pale face with a glow which was ve
ry beautiful lo behold.
A glad light sprang to her eyes a faint
smile broke 'round her mouth, as she felt
us warmth upon her forehead ; for a mo
ment, she watched the mote dancing in its
golden light ; then her g'ire was directed,
as before, earnestly up the street. As she
sat thus, the pavements began to echo lo
the heavier footsteps of men returning from
their work, and there was a confused mur
mur of tongues Irish, English, French,
and German. But the loudest toned among
them instinctively lowered as he caught a
glimpse of that child silting in the sunlight,
and not a few of those hard, care-worn fa
ces greeted her with kindly smile. One fat,
motherly-looking Irish-woimn paused be
side her, and, taking a smull bnquet of the
commonest of garden Dowers from among
the mass of articles that crowed the tak':t
on her arm, placed it in the child's baud,
"M iy be ye would like that, me darlint.''
"Oo.ihank vou ! thank vou !" exi-laimed
the child, raising her ryes, gu.shing with
delighted surprise, "it is so on' since i
have seen a flower! Vou are so very
'Ait' who wouldn't be kind to you.
arooit, wid the angel looking out of j'i
eyes, so like the one that once slefq on my
own breast, and is now wid the blessed
Virgin in heaven T' said the Irish mother,
crossing herself, and pressing her hard
hand to her bosom with a mournful gest
ure, as she passed on.
To most of my readers, whose lives have
been set 'round and garlan ,'ed with those
autographs of the Divinity tho blessed
flowers it will be difficult to describe the
intense joy, the loving tenderness, with
which that gir! gazed on those humble flow
ers, and pressed them to her lips and eyes;
or what a chain of associations they awoke
in her young mind, which reached from
earth to heaven. It seemed that these were
not all of joy, for the glow of delight which
had lit up her face faded slowly away, and
in its place came a look op patient sorrow
a sorrow that gave to her features a
thoughtfulness of mature years.
As she sal thus busy with Memory, a
boy, ol some eight years, catne rapidly
down the street, anJ, seeing that sho did
not observe him, crept stealthily along in
the deep shadow of the old walls, until he replacing the coarse dishes, with their j Ci' " ,h"h "lar! "f "",. mpul
.tood behind her unperceived, and. clap. scan!y contents, upon the table, with ,lic disposition, was guierally much re
ping his little brown hands wfth delight as chilJlsh "how to the tiP!,c,ed B"d b,:',,V( J' "ch-
he stooped to kiss her, 'claimed
Caught ! fairly caught asleep once,
The little girl smiled, and, holding up
her flowers, said
"See, Willie, are they not beautiful ?''
Then, in reply to his words of admira
tion and inquiry, she went on to tell, out of
gratitude ol her heart, of the kindness of
the world in general, and the fat Irish-woman
in particular, as she manifested tow
ard her ; then returning to the flowers,she
L ok here, Willie ; those two and that j her bosom and sank upon a chair, nothing
blue one are just like the (lower that grew "' evidences of her joy at seeing them
in our garden at Woburne. Do you re-! again. True, lntle Susie, with her prem
member the violets and the blue periwinkle . ature developement, born of pain and sor-
I ;ih irf nf iI.m mi MnH tlia rtnmn lil.tr-,,
j at the end ol the alley, und but uo.you
j were too small when e left lo remember.
I Dear Wol urne !" she aded, sadly, as il
! touched hv some mournful recolleetion.
I "Not the floweis, Susie, though 1 love
j them well enough for their own sakes as
i well '"or yours ; but I do remember Dr.
M.iriliH-k'si hitr iloir. rHinter. and hrw he
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use.1 to let me ride on nis nncK. iwt aon t v nne tne weary metier iistcne.1 to me .
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be sad, Susie," he continued, noticing the murmuring voices off children, another
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snnde on her face with the quicK eye tlorm e.nerged from the darkness ol the
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nff.ction ; "when I gel to he a man, lucti j passage ; but whether Us gloom still clung,
will be before a ihounand yeurs," and he
fairly rose two inches in his shoes, we
were about lo say, but can not, seeing that
his feet were bre, in his desire to convince
her of the speedy iuifilipint of his words ;
"we will have another voltage just like the
one at Woburne, with a garden and lots
of flowers ; lor, though I don't remember
much about it, you can tell me, and you
shall have a little room to yourself, witii
plants in it as big as tree if you like."
She drew him down beside her, and pas
sing her hand over his mass of brown hair,
said, with a smile
'Vou are the best and kindest brother in
the whole world, Willie.
"And who wouldn't be kind to you Su
sie !" he replied, unconsciously repealing
the words of lhe Iri.-h mother, "I could not
be otherwise il I tried. Rut come, let us
go into the house and see mother."
"Mother has gone to carry home the
clothes she has been washing," said Susie,
as she turned to reach behind lor some
thing w i'hin the door.
"Never mind, Susie,' said her brother,
laying his hand on her arm, let me be your
crutch to-night. I will be very steady, in
deed I will."
She smiled, and as he carefully assisted
her lo rise, it was easy to see why she, so
small and childish-looking herself, should
have spoken to that well-developed boy ol
her older memory.
Her face, with its thoughtful look of pa
tient sorrow, might have been taken, as it
was, in truth, for the lace of a girl of
twelve summers, bul her lower limbs were
small even to deformity, and one hip much
drawn from itf place.
As they turned from the door, she cast
atiuther anxious glance up the street, then
her eyes sought her brother's face w;ih a
look of sorrowful inquiry
The boy understood the glance, for he
"I fear he will not come to nighl Susie.''
"V'hy not 1 Have you seen him?" she
j asked, ea-.erlv.
"He came as lar as the corner of
street with me ; there he met some boy
who persuaded him to go into a ten-pin al-
lit ha rar.!ijl Ita lif al,iulv CTIliHed his I
.' , , , :, ! sho did not lull to catch and translate H.to
sis"er s s'eps alonjr the uloomy old passage!
, , . I words ; and lips which should have open
that led to their room. , . , .... j
, . . , ; ed only lo bless and pity her, had uttered
However mean and poor the room which . . .
, them again and again intones ol querul-
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children, however bare of even the com -
mon necessaries of life, however harsh and
discordant the sound which reached it from
the crowded rooms around, there was that
in the hearts and on the faces of those chil
dren, as they emerged from that dark pas
sage, that gave to its atmosphere a light
and a glory which wealth could not buy.
Willie began to bring fonh their scanty
supper, meanwhile telling his sinter all ab
out the great green parrot, whose gilJed
cage hud for several days been hunj from
a window opposite his employer's store
(lor Willie was an errand boy.) of its
climbing and whistling, and mocking the
cries of the newspaper venders, while oc-
casionnliy the noise of Susie's crutches
mingled with the chattering o! their tongues
as she assisted him in searching for some-
thing. which (hey were at last forced to re -
member had been all eaten at the previous
They had hard I v finished niacins and!
best advantage, and thus cheat themselves
intoa belief of sufficiency, hen the.r mo
ther entered from her weary vatk.
Hy healthy, happy children, bred in. the
midst of plenty and comfort, she miitht
l.a.e been taken for a spectre, so wan and
ghostlike did she look, with that strand
unearthly light in her larjje, dirk eves.
Hut these children, familiar with niUerv. I ''" '""'"V ere Drought lo
saw nothing in that face but the radiance1 l'Par H-"i"s' hpr Hni lhe c,,iiJ Rt le"lh
of a mother's love, and in her shortened M"lhdre,v rrom her c ,re ,or ,n"mhs to
respiration and the quick throbbing of h"r j e " r
heart, as she pressed their young hands to S,i" h"r he,rt foed him with lov-
row. h.id onre or twiep of Into fe!t a shurl-
j der pass over her, s if the shadow of the
in or of the death-nngel rested upon her.
j when she looked in her nio'her's l'-e and
'noted her failing steps; but she had shrunk
from it, and thrust it away from her, as if
such a 'earful thought questioned the good
ness of God. Childhood is so slow to au-
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to him from nffiuity.or whether it was ow
ing lo the atmosphere of evil uhich for
many mouths hud been gathering 'roumt
his heart, we can not say; but n dink cloud
rtstcd upon his handsome, boyioh features.
and gave to them a bittet, disagreeable ex
Ann it seenu-a tiiul neither lhe
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glad welcome of the children, nor the more
gentle one of the mother, had power i
chase il away ; and he dretv himself moo
dily upon a chair, and deigned no reply lo
their kind and loving words.
"I fear you are not well lo-niht,
George," said lhe mother, approaching
and laying her thin, bony fingers ujion bus
He drew drew his arm hastily away,
"Well! I don't know what any one
should wish to be well for : the sooner one
dies and is out of the way lhe beuer."
"But, my dear child''
"Ah, yes, 1 know all that you would
say," he interrupted, with a gesture of im
patience. "I know all that rnnf about
God's wisdom and goodness and provid
ence and discipline, and all lhal. It is a
part of God's wisdom, I suppose, that al
lows one man to cheat another out of all
that he has a part of his providential dis
cipline that we and thousands like us must
drudge, drudge night and day, and starve
at thai a part of his boasted goodness,"
he went on bitterly, casting a glance at lit
tle Susie, "lhal bring children into this
world only to sufTer- to drag through lile
a burden to themselves and others. Bet
ter die at once; or, better still, never to
have been born !'
Little Susie, who had managed to get
close to his stde, and lay her thin hand uP-
on his shoulder, drew in her bicath, as if. courage to face his changed circumstanw;
a sharp pain passed through her.and.cree-, he w as one of those natures "too prouj to
;irg away, seated herself in the shadow oi dig, end ashaired to beg t!-ere!ore, f-r!-t
?3 Jo"r, for h wou'd not that they j withstanding the words of cheer stiiil en
.should see the tears lb it gathered in hert courcgcmcnt he received from his wife, hr .
ey's. ! soon yielded to despair. Well would it
'A burden to hrse!f and o'hers " Co-I. j,ave been if this had been alt. But, lik
only knows how deeply those bitter words J mnny another proud, disappointed man, h
pierced her heart. They ware not new to, ,OUgH, fbrgcIruFnfcss in the wine-cup, and
her. Careless, thoughtless people related
thum in whisper to each other, as they
gaifd ou her wasted limbs.whispers which
' ou complaints ; yet custom had not duiJed
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...cir jwiui. w isuu u cl" "(.'" "'
their bitterness. I hey brought a elouij
before her eyes and heart so dark and thick
that it cost the child many a weury strug
gle before she could again see and gather
up the scattered sunbeams that came to
brighten even her turlorn way.
M Thtnk God, bless God. all ye who sutler njt
Moie grief than ye can w-cp fr."
Suie IJ.invers had spoken of her early
home at Woburne, and in the midt of a
lire of pain and poverty her heart guarded
iha ni -mory of the hours passed there like
a holy thing ; and since error and sin had
driven them from his sh-lter, and like the
, An;;p, ,,r Vratli at the gates of Krlen, hir-
red the entranee, she had ba'hed it in the
jg,t of a pure and loving nature until, j
j - or all the beautiful pictures
1 b" ban8 '" Memory .
! this seeineo oearesi, Driariiesi, and r-sr,
IIr father had b-en the villag. phvsi -
- : ew
!"' a" lhal c,,,l,e Wlth" h' r
: There wus "e cbct mti uhich she
Ml dr:'wn w ith n,ore ,h8n a :ul,"'s
i Mlnc,iVB nl to -titue
! ('rorB, r husband's child by a former
! """"'IF i bul. "nlortuna.ly for both the
mother and the chi'd, the strong prejudices
in,; lliougtit, and when l,od n led up (lie
c l c t. i - i ir-, u, njgn a urirc. iimi auger auu con-
iric tsute of her cup ot happiness bv si nd- -'
. i,,i i - u j j ' , ,i Mention were soon added to the many mis
iii" her own little Susie, she did not sfcl- '
fishlv forget the motherless boy, hot herT"" " " ,aJ'
thoughts turned lo him with even more! ""nJ,n h'S Slr0t" PreJudl. ,he had
. j .t I A c .
' trnili rnrss loan Lelore : a nil the first
word the litl'e girl was taught to utter was
the name oi her brother. During the short
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visits winch he mide at m-t father s house,
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the boy could n t, in spiie o! the power ol I
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prejud ee, resist her eut'e nifluence ; and
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hh he listened to her sweet tones, ar-1
looked into her soft, d.trk eyes.h's thougl.t
erew troubled, and he wondered h w it
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COVlJ he that one o kind anJ jjenlle slionl.i ,
he so thorjuh.v si Itish as he ha:J t.een
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tauiittt to believe her. the longest cl
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1 l lies; v isiis was iiiiiud uitji at uic uiiirnin ii.
little Susie was recot -neg frt:i a terrible
illness that had left h r a cripple fr lile
The little girl was delighted with his com-!
pauy ; besides, she was so gemle find
patient in her helplessness, that he could
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soon cast on his rough habits, anil learivUj ' .. p,
o, sj eak softly and siep liKhily as his n.o-; his ''or,ner ,ile- which in hii "r aelSsk.
iher hersell ; and when she was, at length,! nPSS he did not h,si,atP ,0 from ,h
permitted to go out in her little carriage, j ,al"r ' h,s wife enJ children. ! his in
and he saw her wholly committed to h,s mosI he,4rt' '" of,en bil,erIv regretted
ere, he was delighted with the responsi j yieldin 10 ,his dl,rk a-pirit. .nd. though hi
Inlity. lie tit that he was fnr7ftf lor
!:he first time in his life; for the cold, I
suspicious temper of his aunts, and their j
harsh jadg.nen-s, were .11 caUulnttd to)
foster in the mind of childhood either con- j
ftdence or self respect ? and nol unfrequent
ly, in after years, when yielding lo the evil
influences around him. his heart recalled
these brief weeks of his childhood with bi:
ler regret. When Susie was about eight
years old. Dr. Danvers became &ecurily
for a distant relative of his wife, to the
amount of several ihousmd dollars. This
person soon liecaxe a bankrupt, and invol
ved the Doctor in his ruin. This unfortu
nate affair filled up the measure of Mrs Da ri
vers' unpopularity with his first wife's rela
tions ; for though she bod not taih-d to re
monstrate gently and calmly with her hus
band, at lhe time, on the propriety of thus
risking his nll.lhe whole blame of the allair
waa thrown upon her, chiefly because she
refused to join in the bitter reproaches with
which they chafed hrs impatient, irritable
spirit. Though intelligent, genial, and gen
erous. Dr. Danvers possessed but little in
dependence of character. He lacked en-
- ergy to meet his d-ffvu'ties. "t'd the moral
in a fchort time all traces of the generou
spirit oi his yquth were effaced by tbm
rapid encroachir.cn of the demon Intem
perance. Supported by the strength which Com
eth not from earthly aid, his gentle wif
saw fie sure but gradual ruin of her dear-
e . ear:Mv h oe- saw the cuiet harm in
esi rar.niy u ipes , saw me quiet norrw to
which her nature had passed by uch
pleasant s'eps from timid, bashful girlhood
into' the full lie of ripened womanhood,
pass into tho hands of strangers. Bad with
her husband, whose temper grew mora
and more irritable and exacting a his
health yielded to his'evil habits.and ber chil
dren, found refuge in the crowded purlieu
of the city. We luve said " children,
for, soon after the failure, the marraige of
one aunt and death of another had coo-,
signed George again to his father'. cara,
and, some f ur years previously, litt!s
Willie had been udaed to their joy and
George's character was much more
marked end decided, even at that early
age, than his father's. His passions and
ppjudiees were very strong.and the course)
of training, to wiiich he had been suljected
i in his grandioot tier's house had. not tended
i IO n s'r"in lm-'m' wnile !l naa ucceeaea ta
tinging all that was genial and generous
in his nvwe with distrust and suspicion,
lie had been taught to reccjmise the law
of Fear, but not of Love. His own prop
erty, inherited from his mother, had been
lost in the general wreck ; and so deeply
had it been instilled into him that his loss
was in some way the resjlt ol his father's
second marriage, that the spirit :tS which
he returned to share their poverty was
little calculated to add to the peace or corn
In rt of the ri.-ined household. The selfish
ness of the father, who, in his degradation,
did not hesi'ate to indulge his own appe
tites at the expense of his family, and his
fretful, unreasonable temper, chafed and
embittered the quick, impetuous spirit of the
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ooi ucru vsiiii iiktiii many weens, ueiore
j he fell compelled to admire the unwearied
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instead of being drawn to lollow her ex-
amtle, his feeling of admiration often
changed in'o one oi" ancry contempt, that
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she could so lamely sohmit lo the imperi-
nns, unreasonable exactions of his father-
At such times, with a recklessness strange)
to himself, he would join his father in
rid culmg her unshaken faith in lhe (food-
n, of God ; ant? the infirmities of links
Susie formed a never-failing illustration 00
thi point for so rapidly had the demon
gained upon the man, that the father had
already learned to look uprn hissafTering
ehiid as a burden and a trouble a cars
that deprived him cf the undivided atten
tion of his wife, and an expense that cur-
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wmjld ,!,'n tske UP ,he 1,nI irl on h
wnue oenuing nis neam 10 meet
her ' " her of the.r early
daJs at " 0,'urnp-1,1,1,1 her Pale fa
I radient wuh delight. Hut bevond Itho
walls of that humble room he found litth
to strengthen these fain! struggles of thej
better spirit within him, but much Oh,
how niuch 'o tempt him on to sin and
crime ! Soon alter their arrival in the
ci'y, his father had apprenticed him to
a shoemaker, in spite ol his s'rong repug
nance to the occupation, and earliest en
treaties to be permitted lo seek some ether
mode of living. At the time of his father's
death, which happened some two year? af
ter, he Itfl his employer, and, joined a gang
ol reckless boys like himself, suh-,is-!
his mother knew not how, lor his v, ..!,
home grew more and more rare, uu .
mood more anh more in.pstier.t and trrit t
ble. Eveu the kind greetings r..' ' vii-.;
words which ever awated hurt 'tt if"!:
humble home, seemed to reproach to
unhappy boy, and sometimes r
cease to visit them f r mouths.
It would seem strange to one unucquaiD-