Wyoming County Whig. (Tunkhannock, Pa.) 1849-1852, April 25, 1849, Image 1

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Everybody is familiar with .ibe fate
of :t-L eftenant Carters's.only sop." It
may not.he so generally, known. That the
Leitenant.had "oply darter.l'. But.
bellied—and . Spoons has takeri,,care
beat her memory shall be preserved - Tr .
Those who can appreciate the pathetic,
will be moved by the sad narrative of
Sally and her lovyer.
_Machine path-11-Sap Carter.
Near.Sprjegfieldmonntain there did, dwell
A lovely dninsel, known full well,
LeftenaniCarter's only gal, '
filer fatbees•jOy—and named Sall
,One daythi's : damsel Opt it quick
litivca to' a stream to berries
She.hadn't picked but twovr.threel
When her enot slips, and in went she.
And whin into the streamula fell
tine utter-ed as awfulyell,
And then stink down beneath the wave,
Because no hand was near to save.
Rer lover saw the horrid sight,
Aid to her ran with all his plight •;'
But when from out the stream he tooker,
AU blios of life ha,d,qtthe foroolt her. ,?
lie roll'd and roll'd 'her all about, '
And quietly brought the Water out;
sa: when he found her soul Lad fled,
lic hinng his hands and
And then her lifeless form he bore
bloto . her atisious mother's door,
Saying, Mrs. Caner, here yea seek
All vital ib left of year Sall-e . I '
The awful news shot through her Main,
And down she fell, nor spoke again.
The lover he some pizen took,
nd upward pave an earnest look;
And told his ghost to follow arter
the own dear Sall and Mrs. Carter:
Tho Heir of Liun.
. There is a beautiful Scotch ballad
this title that 1 never saw but once in my
lda;. but it made a very strung impres
sion on me. As theballad is not to be
found, 1. will endetivo s r to tell the story
in plain prose.
The Laird,of Linn, in Galway, was
one of the richest landed proprietors in
Scotland. Besides his lands and dwell
mgche had=Bocksand herds, and a good
store of gold. Moreover, he was a Man
of frugal and parsimonious disposit4n,
03 that the gentlemen of Galway avoid
ed his company, and the whole 'campy
side cried shime on him. Nevertheless
bii riches grew and increased to a migh
ty,sum, and there was no telling What
Mips Of treasure he had'snugly Cenceil
' The Laird Of Lion did not marry till
latelti life, and his wife died %Obin a
year after their marriage.. She left hith
ode child.'4'sOn, who wai lho joy' and'
Plague - or his' eiistvlca. - Though. oat=
urally * dfla noble and generous' temper,
he' w,asiAld; reckleis and, extravagant.
—Seeini and hearing his father ridicu
led every day for his miserly temper and
habits, be resolved at ail ev6iatsnot to be
: Ike him, and spent all he could lay. his
liiiiirt'upon"among emir and dissolute'
cam - pinions, drinking and riotous,
living. f.Su true is. iL that. g one extreme
often'produces nuother.
that his father remonstrai
4e.only grew worse and
grew alder. and , older.
At Jaw. the Laird of Li
death bed. He had oudiv
„relationts,:and he . .134d co 11:
-he was in a manner obljg
his substanco tq < bis 5012,
next to, hislol4 he loved
heir. Previous to his dea
the heir of Linn to his
spake thui to him
'My son, When my lipst . e l cold ; in
death:and my tongue 610 in gr4v'e
I know how it will he wi'• yMit . 17 4 : 1 ' 13
will spend all the substanc. of yeut tut.
cestors,and all thegold I have got, o•
gether, in dissipation and extravagance.
Nevertheless,; do not wish Any on to
live a beggar. • Therefore give beech°
my only 'dying command S anti if you
disregard , it, may-a father's curse cling
to y ou. ' You know the upper chamber
of my house in Kippletriitgar. , It is tio - tv
locked up and, I have thrown the key
in:o the sea. Whensou have lost ; both
gold and land, when you have not a
friend who will lend you a hawber, and
when you are actually suffering 'fur a
dins" appease your hunger, break the
door open, and you will Gni a certain
relief; but if you 'open the room before
that time; I say again, nay a father's
curse cling to your •
With theSe 'words the old man fell
back 'on his pillow and died.
The heir of Linn did not.grieve long
for his parent. He soon threw open hilz
house to all comers. His forests fell
beneath the axe„, his chimneys were al
ways smoking, a hundred men sat daily
at his board, and he bought him horses
and hounds. and lent money without
collating to his dissolute companions.—
He ft-stetl and drank, and gamed; and
if he 'Could not get rid of his substance
fast enough in all these ways, he took
no care of his,affairs,`but gave up the
guithinca (althea' to a bailiff or steward
named. John ante Scales, who was a
knave and a notorious usurer. John
cheated his master in various ways, and
put more than half his rents and inonryi
into his own pocket.
'At last, what the Heir of Lion's father
had foreseen, came to pass. His Money
was all gone, and he had no means of
keeping up his excesses except by sel
ling lands; but there was no one rich
enough - if) buy th - ein - except John 011102
Scales, and every one knew how
, he
b'y his money, The young Lifid
viii in desperate want of cash to pay his
gaming debts. and was moreover heated
with wine, when his uujnit stetva:d
femd to buy his estate.' It Was a hard
ease, but after much reluctance be a
greed upon the bargain. 'Give ins your
:told, good John of the Scales, and my
lands shall be yours forever,' said the
heir of Linn.
Then John counted down the good
yellow gold, and a hard -bargain his
master had for it.' For every pound
that John gave, the land was well worth
The last money went like' the first,
and' the heirs of Linn was a beggar. He
first went to the house that had once
been his own, but there ivas no :feasting,'
going on in it The fire was out, the
dinner, table was taken.away.?and all
wasdesolate and dismal.' 'Here's curry
cheer,' said the heir of Linn. -r. .
John would not give him a penny,
but told him to go to the friends he had'
spent his money upon foolihly . . He
did so, but it did,no good. Some ofthein,
siretendcd not tp know him, .and not.
one would lend him a farthing or even
41er him a dinner. So he wandered
about forlorn and hungry fur two'days,
,work he could not, and to beg he
was ashatned. At laSt in extreme mis ,
ery, he bethought himself of his father's]
dying.words. .l have not sold the old
house in Kippletringar yet,' for no one
will buy
, it. i will go and break open
the upper chlueber.— M y father told me
I should : ficid reliCtihere, and per haps he
meant treasure.--ti it should proVe.so fr .
1 will be a wier and better man than 1
was, and not waste it upon kcaves' ,
To, the
,house he went, then, and.,
broke', open ; the chamber door. 114 t
found , relief irldeed. There wasoath ! ,
ing in the rooni'excepting a high stool
and directly ov'er it n halter hanging
from a hook •in'ithe ceilincr loOked
up and read thes.e words:
'Ali gracfilks wretch and wanton
fool, you are rOimd foriA;er. This. is the
! only relief furl chose whh wa'bteiht , ir pa:
trinionyas yorrihave dune. Behold 'hurl
put the rope around ; your - .neck, jUrtifie
I from the stool s and save youi the
was in vain
iv 44 ; Jain! :
vorse, LS le
n la
r v,on his
all his near
ends, so that
to leave 411
and besides,
his 'prodigal
11, be called
ed side, and
$1,50, per Year, it paid in Adterance..
TUNKHANNOCK,PA., APRIL 25, 1849. 'a'
disgrace of ending a beggar' '
'Very excellent counsel,' said the heir
os I mint eitl4r hang or
stiafi*?,l ( think till take my father's ad.
vie& ttnA haw?. It is the shortest death
of the two' So he mounted, fastened
the hailer round .his neck. and kicked
the stool from under him.
But the heir of Linn was not to die
so. The board in which the hook was
driven gave way with his Weight, and
he fell to the floor wittra shower ofgold
coin - about his ears. I will 'not say that
he felt no pain in his neck the next day,
btit at the moment he certainly felt none.
Joy rushed to his heart like a torrent at
=seeing himself rescued from death and
beggary. The space between the ceil
ing and roof contained an enormous
treasure: On the upper side of the
board from which he`had thought to
hang himself,. Was fastened a letter ad.
Tressed to him. He hastily tore IL open
and read us follows:
•Aly dear son---I know your charac
ter, and that 110 expostulation or advice
can warn yon from dhe desperate cour
ses you are pursuing. Nothing but
misery sharper than Meath can cure you.
.-11, therefore, youir misfortuues and
s , ufferings should Lai so grievous that
you prefer death to enduring theta, I
have some hopciliatlfou will not rashly
encounter them again. You have made
the trial—take my gad, redeem your
land, become: a wiser .and better man.'
The heir of .Linn did riot ,leave the
&put without potting up a prayer th
vrn for the soul of the parent whose ad
wirableavisdons had discovered a means
of raising him from beggary and des.
pair to afflueneo, and of, weaning him
Irom thefollies and vices which had dis-
graced his character. To' evince his
gratitude, he resolved to mend bis life
Iran- ihitt - day forwutd; '-aell . becothe all
a father's heart could wish. •
But first he thought tie Would make
one more trial of hii false friends on
whom he had
_wasted his thne,.his sub
stance and his character. He therefore
kept hi . s newly discovered health a se.
cret till he heard that John of the Scales
was going. to give a great entertainment
and that all the lords and ladies in Gal
way would be there. _
When the Heir of Linn: entered his
father's lialli,itwas crowded with richly
dressed gentietneni but IteAvas in beg
gar's rags. _He-appealed to the charity
of the company, saying that he was star.
wing. To ;one he said—''You have
lea.:ted at my board a.thousand times—
will you now deny me thel crumbs that
fall from your own ?' u not her --.1
gave you a fair steed and tiaPpings to
the thjrd—,l lent you a thoiiiand pounds
and never asked you to repay me ;' and
so on to all the rest of the company.—
But, insteadOf remembering his favors.
they reviled him and called' him spend
tbrift, beggar, and all manner of vile
names. Some said it was a shame that
such a Wretched object shohld be safer
ed to conie.aniong them, and one, to
whom More than all the rest, his purse
had always been open, called on his ser
vants to thrust bim out of doors.
But one took his part? It was Alr.,
Richard Lackland, a poor younger son
of 11 wealthy 'gentleman. He stood up
and said, never ate at the' board of the
Heir of Linn, 1 never rode his horses or
shared his purse, or receiv'ed favors of
him to ttte value of a farthing: But
what then ? He wus . a avarthy gentle
:4;m) when he had the ;neaps. 1 have
twelve gold nables,and that is all 1 own
in-the world, and - here arel eix of them .
nt the service of the titan whaee hand
was never shot to the poor, And us 1
&WV a ! gentleman, no one shall lay hands
oo him-while 1 wear a sword.' A glad
man was the Heir of Linn to find . one
,man worthy to be his friend. Ele_took
the, six nobles; and advanced towards
John.of the Scales, who was standing of
the end of the hall, attired iin gorgeous
'You, at said the Heir of Lion,
'ought to relieve my or:aside!, for goo
are groiving rich on my ruinS, anclA
gave you a good bargain of my
Then John of the' Scales began to rEii
vile him, and to declare that he had gi
ven much more for the lan& than they
yvorth,..for his extortion' before so .
.much goodly company. ' , Nay,' nay
said he to the Heir' of Linn, 'lf you Will
but return to me the half of What I paid
for your father's estates, you shall have
it back again.'
'Perhaps I may filidifiehdiWhoivill
lend me the sum,' said the heir or Linn.
'Therefore giie me a promise under
yotir hand and seal, and 1 will see what
can be dofte : '
John of the Scales knew that few peo.
pie in the country had so much money,
even if it were n common, thing tlend
money to a -beggar, and he had just seen
what reliance is to be placed on friends
in such a case. He had not the least
idea that the Heir of Linn would ever'
possess a hundredth part of the sum.
He therefore called for pen,' ink and pa
per, and sat down before the company
dnd wrote the promise, and right nor;
tingly gave it to his former master.
- Then the Heir of Linn strode to the
window and opened it and took a bugle
from under his tattered „gaberdine, and
bloomed till the joists and rafters shook
with the din. Presently a fatr troop of
servants rode up well armed and mount
ed leading a mule with theindaden with
treasure. They dismounted and brought
the gold in the hall.
'My father's land is my own again!,
cried the Heir of Linn joyously, and
before'the clam - pony had recovered from
their astonishment, he counted out to
John attic Scales the sum he had just
agreed to take. Then turning,to his ,
servants,The Said, scourge the viper. out
of the house of Linn with dog whips.'
And it was done.
The company 'then crowded around
him, congratulating him on recovering
his patrimony and excusing their own
neglect and jngratitude. He-said to
them. 'Caitiffs, Slaves, dogs, begone!
['Ade the Nor of my house no longer.
If ye enter my 'groundstigainfl willtave
the servants loose the hounds upon
To muster Lackland he said, 'Come
to my arms—tome ito my heart my
friend, my brother ! Live in. my house
arid share with the heir-of Linn in all
And. the Heir of. Linn became an•
other man, and was :an !ornament to
his country, and tv blessing to his . ten
Very exuaordinary things are related
of Zitto, a sorcerer the court of Wen
ceslaus, King of Bohemia and after
wards Emperor of OCrmany, in the lat
ter part of the fourteenth century. This
is, perhaps, all things considered, ; the
most wonderful specimen of magical
power any where to be found: It is
gravely recorded by IYubravius; bishop
of 016iutz, in his 'history of Bohemia.
It was publicly exhibited on the occa
sion of the marriage Of Wenceslaus
with Sophia, daughter of the Elector
Palatine of 'Bavaria, before a vast as
sembled multitude. , ,
• The father-in-law of the Ling, well
aware of the bridegroom's known pre
dilection for theatrical exhibitions, and
inagicalillusions,: brought with him to
Prague, the capital of Wenceslaus,, a,
whole wagon load Of morrice-dancers,
and, jugglers, who made their appear.
ance among. the, royal retinue. Mean-,
while Zitto, the favorite magiCian,of the
king`, took his place : cibscurely: among
the ordinary spectators. He, 'however,
arrested the attention of the
strangers, being remarked for his ex
trooiclina ry deformity,and a itiOuth.that
stretChed com p lete &dui r
Zuto was for some time engaged in tint.
etly observing 'the tricks- and : sleights.
that wirevzhibited: At lengthi whit*:
Zitto, the Etorcerer.
the chief 'magician of the
.Elector. Pala
tine was still•busily employed in show
ing softie of the Must 4dmiredspecimena
of his art, theßohernian, indignant at ,
what appeared to,him the bungling ,ex ,
hibitions of his brother artist, came for
ward and reproached him • with the in
'skilfulness of his ,performances.. The
two professors presently fell ; into ; warm
debate. Zino,••provoked: at the ipso;
lence of his Oval, made no more ado,
but swallowed him. Whole before the
multitude, attired as he was, all . but his
shoes, which he objected.to because they
were dirty. He then retired-for a short
time to a 9loset, and presently returned,
leading the , Magician along,with him..
Having thus .disposed of his :
Zitto proceeded to exhibit , the.FfPolderP
of his art. He shoved himself
his proper shape, and then in the3,e l of
different persons.successively, with coun
tenances and a .stature totally,dissimilar
to his own; at one time, splendidly, ut- :
tired in robes of purple and silk, •and
then,in the twinkling of an eye,in coarse
linen, and a *clownish.coat of freize.—
He would proceed-along the field. with
a smooth and undulating motion;with 4
out changing the posture of a limb, fot
all the world us if he were carried along
in a ship. He would keep pace with
the king's chariot, in a ,gar drawn by
barn door fowls. He also amused the
king's guests as they sat at table, by cau
sing, when they stretched out their hands
to the different, dishes, sometimes them
hands to turn into the cloven feet,of an
ox, and at other times, into the bpofs of
a horse. He would clap oa them the
antlers of a-deer, -so that when they .pat
their heads out at the,; window tn;see
some sight that was,going by, they c'd
tyno means-tiraw-them back againi--,
while he,.in the mean time, feasted on
the savory cakes that: had been spread
before them, at his leisure.
At one time, he pretended to be in
want of money,-and to ask his wits to
devise the means to procure it. On such
an occasion, he took up a handful of
grains of corn, • and presently gave
them the form and appearance of thirty'
hogs, well, fatted for. the market. ; He
drove these hogs to the residence of one
Michael, a ,rich , dealer, but , who was
remarkable for being penurious and
thrifty in his bargains. le offered them
to Michael at ,whatever priCehe, should
judge reasonable.„ The b,argain was
presently struck, Zitto,.at the same tiMe
warning the purchaser that he should
on no account drive them to the river to
,driuk. Michael, however, paid no at
tention to this , advice, and the hogs *tin
sooner arrived :at the, river thanthey
turned into. grains of„dorn before,_ ;
.The dealer, greatly enraged '4 thiS*
trick, sought high lurid IoW - for ifie set
ler, that he might , be revenged ori'hini.
.Qt length, he found him in a vinter's
shop, seemingly in a glooMY and absent
state of mind, reposing himself, with his
legs stretched etitte a form. The deal
er .'called, out to,hirn. but he seemed tiot
to hear. Finally, he Seiied - Zitto 'by
one foot, pulling at it tvith all hisMight.*
The foot came away wiih the leg and'
thigh; and Zino screamed ' 'out, appar
1-1e Mi
ently in great egorry., , se ized
child by the nape .
,of ; die neck', atid
dragged him before, a judge. Here the
two eet up, their separate complaints, Mi
chael and Zino, l'Or the itieOrrible in
jury lae,buttl suffered in hieperson.—
From this advent* ,caree the proverb,
Ircquept,ly used in the days eefhe* ti
-dun ! spPaking of a perso . who'
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mode an improvident,
,hargaM.,.—' He
405 made just ,such paichase as 4.-
ctiael.clid with, thellogs.",
Bess Preservation . ..L.= WheneVer a
young" man
,has acquired ti • love. of
reading, aa` Orcithise a healthfill relish
for intelledthal Oetisures, he !Ms-been:no I
possessed of ono of the beit • irei t ientivesd
against "dissipaiiod:
f; PZINCII3BY root or
molar of the Willteijhilit BOOM CfaintiP
febylib beihito •
'dire brbiltickgat4 that eft ,
reply tti' thOolig dad: elaboirdertirfietti:
'opoitihe i ddlOinie ;related:
yoOr' edifiiiial of last weekT:batif d& . )
sue to' brekk, if ther-gpalloi
fascination so artfully cast around:l4*r
readeit by your:gilled pen, lthdicP &find
ourself from ttie , obloquy indldii s tracci
with Which thi aftiele is : 60 3etuiticail
calculated to blacken ;nub mune: • Noe
do . We wish to be heard only in self
fence, but alto in. bell:ill. 61khat'cayse;
at which Yim evidently iiiiii'arttaideraus,
.hough artfully concealed
1 1'he' fi;Si3ten; lvhtcii desef es Mien=
Lion, and Which is kept verriirorinrieta
a "
throughout the 'that
meat referre&M; wh.it iiiirpeorti
to be, Nit: 'a
'iCiredia l r' tbis"Hatiliit
qiluich" in'ttiiskeprciduttitift
of the
. 47 `odd jaiiii," l
Moreover that the anitpliseClitirCh4lll
deeply r4ret the' indisdretioisi tihtch
prompted it." . 1 1iitir' readers will' bo
able to judge of ihe 0111:Ines§ and
fulness of these staternents' after they—
shall -have been referred, ==not to the
"fihanfom's'or our fancy," brifidlirOof,
'the validity of Which; will nOf be ills
puted. The first sentence o f the Cireig
la r, after the Object of the Conrtithaieit-
Lion is announced; 'an extrait,slightiy
faltered, though riot' the
'sense, froth a perdapririfi doittinat of
the Church?
'•§overafefforti ‘ietth blade' dt differ
eat periods to eitablishlhe•Baptist cause
in the!volley .of Wyoming, yetawithont
success p l rtiOpally.l.c . l,oB op
position b i t other sects,orta prejudice px
tstitig against ' the liLptist`nitint, in . Con
sequence of erroneous views - entertained
by those calling theiriielves:Bnptistk—
In August,lB42, Bro. Post, : of'
Montrose. comiricacsd a series of meet
ings in Whicesbarre, end his indefati
gable and Selldedyini‘libors, vins'ealled
to endure many trials' and ratiiiiiperse•
cution- yet beams mercifully sustained
tinder :hem alt, *a,..
• In the "Circtilar,",watit of co-opera
tion' is substituted for 'erroneous views,
as 'want of co•operation',,would-neceV
sarily result Tram cerroneouliNiewer—
Whild 'prejudice: against the Baptist
name; and muchipersectition,l as Loma
ted. The above - is taken. from,the his
' tory of this Church—a docUrneut which
was prepared one of its ,ifiemberd
'soon tfter our neOetrient pith then 4 and
adopted by the Church., without a ills.
lienting voice; f And tul it waSi,tnattari
in reference to which e knew. noatind
I. at. the time :kart personal ; observation,
we had 'nothing to sad; or,icc% Tea;
:Pectitigita adoption,
Ski out& yours:till 64 eiMitrilitieiby thd
ardor of Yetii'roi4 ) io tlii4Baptiiteburch:
. yourLw... __ q
qe - shield it
. trotti tittlit:plititiioWilf rec
spitiibility iil'Aggiiiiizgthe - e4 attar,"
aliow till ' to ; initir r iti yati i , ihittl it '''ci . rai not
`o'hlY . Prepire'd liY 114 etpicial dirtition
of, - and. approved hitt he l'rusiedk, but
that it'siashisn'adapielby a toleof the
Church; -and' tfiat;:ion;"withaitt-the - first
• , $,
word being sa id' by the pastot,' or any
'Other on et,' ta 'in tiithrter tilt , voti. , And
since:yotiareliatanfident that , the f‘Cir•
'ular" contains: . t4ntintettts - amtlitierent
Irian'. the n_chitracidi did: feelings of
iNosi tdelotrOli» the eltuetri tmour
ihtrbdt;otiolifill‘ 'hf el v aro:prepared to
itifciincyhn; 'that or only 'ail we found
iif it*.:Ohitrtit 41tahiwaicamd,.(except
those removed by 'death...dismission, &c.
inct'tint3 Mtn ativafattends!our ;meetings
for basinesh;)l voted! &vibe' adoption of
'the Citediteipbotiodormhotnlve
nOt'fiod ibis) (Monk whefilwe tante.
' he B ptisi , Chu'reb; -therefore, - nod not
the i'pheintbhavfotsilfivicy:! is,retpotr ,
Ale for , the "Cireuhii,q - yout,unguall.
fied , 'otsettidh . wale iontriryilonwith , '
standing. 1: . ..;,
faiths . ebritedteofillemCj9
itt , at ex=
+.; .
ultationeas if to citteklbtaronee, tridi
V. , i31.i;i.:. I Y:1:1; , ',.4i; ?..i::;:k.;1'.; ';.;':.
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