The mountain sentinel. (Ebensburg, Pa.) 1844-1853, August 30, 1849, Image 1

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VOL. 5. NO. 47.
The 3!ind, The Heart, And Soul.
Th Human Mind, that lofty thing,
The police and the throne.
Where iaioniu a sceptred king.
And breathes hift judgment tons.
Oh! who with t'.Ient step hall trsco
Tbo bordon of that haunted place,
Nor in his weakness own
That mystery and marvel bind
That loity thing, the Human Mind!
The Human Heart, that restless thing, ,
Tho tempter, and the tried,
The j yous, yet the suffering.
The source of pain und priie.
T he.gorgcous- thronged the desolate
The scat of Love, and lair of Hate
Self-stung self-deflcd,
Yet do wo uless thee as thou art,
Thou restless thing, the Human Heart!
The Human Soul, that startling thing!
Mystericuf t yet sublime,
Tho Angel sleeping on tha wing.
Worn by the scoff of tim?;
The beautiful, the veiled, the bound.
The earth enthralled, the glory crowned,
The milieu in its prime
From Heaven in tears, to earth It a'ole,
That startling thing, tha Huuian SjuII
And this is man! O ask of him
The errii.g, but forgiven ti
Whi! o'er hi vision drear and-iim
Tho wrecks of time arc driven,
If Pride cr Pinion in tht'.r power.
Can ten the tide, or turn the h ur,
Or B'and in place of Heaven?
He bcnJs tho brow ho bviu! tho
Creator! Father! nunc but thca!
ITS ay Millie,
One evening he despatched a hasty note
to our young school-master, and requested
to see him immediately upon business of
a private nature.
Heavens how poor Harry trembled as
he perused this terrible summons! All
was discovered then Mr. Lillfe knew of
his presumptuous love, and had sent to
banish hita forever from the presence of
May. Aud then our little heroine into
what an agony of doubt and apprehension
was she thrown, as she read the billet
which Harry contrived to slip into her
At the hour appointed, with an unsteady
hand, Harry knocked at the door of Mr.
Lilhe's library. The great Diogenes him
self appeared at the thresh-hold and im
agine the surprise of our hero to be gree
ted with:
Come in, come in, my dear sir I am J shall have my assistance. I will not de
most happy to see you,' (shaking him tain you any longer goodnight. You wi'.l
warmly by the hand.) Sit down, Mr. j tind May somewhere in tue drawing
Warren,' (motioning to a seat at the table 1 100m most probaoly; she will be glad to
of the rrods. 4It has lontr been rav wish ' see vou, for I dare say she is puzzhnir her
to know vou better than my very linu.ed
time would allow my pursuits,' (glancing
complacently around him,) 4are a great
bar to social intercourse. The muses,
Mr. Warren, the muses I find are very
jealous ladies do you cultivate their ac
quaintance? No? Ah, I am surprised,
for I assure you I have formed a very
high opinion of your talents.'
Harry bowed, and said something about
honor, &c.,&c.
My daughter, Mr. Warren,' (ah! now
it is coming! thought Harry,) my daugh
ter. I am inclined to believe, has made'
great proficiency tinder your instruction
you have my thanks for initiating her into
some of the more abstruse sciences which
she never before attended to.'
Did Harry dream, or was the wrath of
Mr. Lilue veiled under the most
irony! He could only bow, and smile 4a
ghastly smile.'
And speaking-of the Muses, my dear
Young sir,' continued Mr. Liilie, ! have
just been amusing myself with a trifle a
mere flight of fancy if you have a few
moments leisure now, I will read you a
few passages.'
Of course our hero considered himself
favored and accordingly with true bom
bastic style Mr. LitUe read several stanzas '
- from tae closely written pages ol his poem.
Never had Harry listened to such trash
he could hardly credit his senses that
any one should be so inflated with vanity
as to deem it even passable!
Ah, it strikes you I see,' said Mr. Lii
lie. ! knew it would. Yes, I see it hits
your vein exactlythis convinces rae our
tastes are congenial.' -
Again Harry bowed not daring to
trust his voice," he was forced to nod his
head continually like a Chinese mandarin
jn a toy-shop.
Mr. Warren,' proceeded the author,
wheeling his chair round and regarding
our hero with great benignity, 'I have im
bibed a great regard for you, and mf an to
make your fortune to smooth your path
to eminence. Yes, I like you, and am
convinced there is no one more worthy
than yourself to receive '
Harry started his face radiant with
hope, he bent eagerly forward to catch
the rest of the sentence.
'But, by the way, mf young friend,
this conversation must be strictly confiden
tial.' Certainly, my dear sir!' exclaimed
Harry, almost breathless.
1 es, Mr. Warren, there is something
about you which pleases me, and there
fore I am about to confer upon you a most
precious gift to bestow upon you my
ah, can't you guess what it isf smiling
O, my dear sir,' said Harry, seizing
his hand, 'if I might dare to hope!
Yes, Mr. Warren, I am cbout to give
my poem!'
Your poem!'
My poem.'
Your poem!'
Yres, my poem that is, the reputation
cf the thing.'
Harry started up, and paced the room
S3 if pursued by all ihe furie3.
Ah, I thought I should surprise you,' ! assisting little May in her lessons
cried Mr. Liliie. Corns, sit down again, tut envy him?
I said I would make your fortune, and I
will. Now this poem, Mr. Warren, y ou
shall have the honor of delivering before
the Lyceum as your pwn think of that
as your own production.'
Poor Harry was struck ag'pst. Dai,
my dear sir,' lie exclaimed, i can never
consent to such a gross imposition!'
I honor you the more for your delica
cy, young man,' replied the poet; ;but
banish it theteis no need of it between
friends, we perfectly understand each
other you know ou shall deliver this
poem., ( I he Ijoru deliver me! mental-
ly prat.llarry.)
plaus s-cHies will be
Listeneis will ap-
be solicited your fame
will reach. ihe city Morris and Willis
will rank vou among their tavorite young j
poets the
But, ilr. Liilie, why not deliver this
poem yourself why no wear your own
laurels.'' interrupted Harry.
'Ahem Mr. WTarren, I am averse to
popularity notoriety of any kind I detest
i prefer to quaff stealthily the fount of
Helicon, and tread with felled footsteps the
Parnassian hill stop, that's a new jdea,
I'll note it. So long as I have the mental
satisfaction of knowing ihe. poem is mine,
what matters it whether you or I have
the reputation! Say no more you ac
cept my proposition of course.'
Not a word, my dear sir I will take
care thet your are invited to deliver the
next Lyceum lecture two weeks hence
remauer. . That gives yo;i ample time
to study the poem and conceive my mean
ing. Come here every evening ou
little head about something which you
can explain. Good night.'
This latter clause sufficed to check all
further opposition from Harry, for the
moment it least, and with rapid steps he
now sought the drawing room.
Dear Harry!' cried May,
towards him as he entered, ana looking
up in his face as if to read there the stern
mandate which was to separate tliem for
ever. Dearest May, do not tremble thus,'
replied Harry, leading her to a seat, be
lieve me you have no cause.'
Ah does he then approve of our love?'
exclaimed May; her sweet young face il
lumined with hope.
Your father has been kind, my dear
j girl, and that lie doesiot even suspect our
love 1 era convinced, or he would have
been less so. His kindness, however, if
it may be called so,' (and then the lip of
Harry curled doubtingly',) has placed me
in a most awkward predicament. Listen,
dear May, and help me if you can.'
He then as briefly as possible related
the conversation he had just had with her
father, and the strange proposition he had
made him. No wonder he felt the merry
lauji with which the little maiden-closed
his rueful conversation.
Confess now, Harry, you deem papa's
poem most execrable stufi ! she said, look
ing him archly in the fare.'
Dear May, you know I
Confess, confess, Harry no equivoca
tion!' cried May, shaking her little linger.
Well, Mav, I will be honest then you
know, dear one, I would not for worlds
wound your feelings, but rcaily I must
confess 1 never listened to more senseless
jargon! '
That's excellent the more absurd the
better,' said May laughing; 4and you will
deliver it, Harry.'
May!' exclaimed her lover reproach
fully, 'you cannot ask me to make myself
cm do you love me, Harry?'
Can you doubt it, dearest May?'
Then if you love me, as Hamlet says,
speak the speech, I pray you.' No doubt j
it will be hissed so much the belter
you will be laughed at better still '
May, May!' cried her lover, turning
away from her, iT you loved me you
would not say this!'
Ah not if it gains papa's consent to
our union!'
That indeed but, dearest May, to be
come a laughing stock to have the fin
gers of derision pointed at one to feel the
lash of the critic, and '
To call little may your own!' added
the coaxing gipsy.
Who could resist such an appeal from
such a pair of rosy lips? or unrelenting
behold the mute eloquence of those beau
tiful eyes! Not Harry; no, nor any other
young lover 1 am sure.
From that evening, dear reader, only
imagine my unlucky hero imprisoned
hour after hour with the learned-author,
declaiming that 'infernal poem,' (I quote
Harry's own words.) Do you not pity
I Out then the stolen half hour below.
In the mean time Mr. Liilie had pol
been idle. He had forwarded letters to
some of the most influential man of the
neighboring towns, inviung them to attend
the next Lyceum, where as he informed
them, a young author, a poet, was to make
his debut before their intelligent commu
nity. In confidence he assared theni
they would be astonished at the depth and
power cf his genius. He had himself
looked over the poem, and although he
woud not wisii to forestall say, that he
had never read such a production!
The eventful evening arrived, and from
every turnpike and cross-road people came j
flocking in to listen to the young author j
some oecause ot ihe lavor 01 iur. Lnine,
others to compliment their favorite the
Escorted by the great and learned Dib
genies Liilie, Esq,, and a few of the Icad-
ing members,
llarry was conducted to the
hall, and seate
d within the enclosure "of
To depict his feelings would be impos
sible hs knew he was aboiit to make
himself ridiculous, and was tempted more i
than once to turn his back and quit the
scene of his approaching disgrace. Not
withstanding the tempting reward he had
in view, the alternative was a hard one
but his eye turned to a distant corner of ,
the hall where the sweet lace ot May
smiled upon him, and her fair hand waved
wavered no longer.
iiesoh iiiT to meet his fate
like a hero,
Hairy now arose, and after a few prelim
inaries introduced The Golden Age.'
The two first stanzas el cited a
smile from the audience iniluenza be-
came universal,
to ludire from the coush-
ing and hem-m
'nz! Between the fifth
and sixth, many persons left the house.
j and as Harry with the energy of despair
I drew near the close of the first canto, the
j hissing and hooting of the boys outside
I aud in the building was almost deafening,
. while cue of the committee arose and ad-
vised the orator to sit down!
W ith all ihe self satisfaction of a martyr
( his eye suddenly fell upon the author.
whom he detected at a irlance to be the
most active in the war of ridicule which
was waging against him. Rage for the
moment overcame his discretion. Hurl
ing the manuscript upon the floor, he
sprang from the desk, made one leap down
the steps, and rushed upon his deceitful
Do you dare to laugh at me!' he ex
claimed, pale with anger, 4do you dare to
utter a word, you you who are yourself
A little hand was on his arm, and a
voice whispered:
Harry, dear Harry, come away.' And
obeying ihe gentle mandate, our hero suil
ered himself to be led from the scene of
his mortification. .
Poor fellow!' cried Mr. Liilie, recov
ering from the alarm of Harry's onset,
poor fellow, he is almost beside himself 1
see well, it is pitiful trash after all, and 1
fear I gave him too much encouragement,
my friendship got the better of judgment
yet his delivery is the worst why I am
not sure, gendemen, but his ranting aud
mouthing would render Shakspeare ridic
ulous. The poem reads well depend
upon it, gentlemen, there is genius after all
where that poem came from.'
When 'Mr. Liilie reached home he
found Harry awaiting him, storming and
raving to and fro in the library like a mad
man. Rushing upon the great Diogenes
he seized him by the collar:
'Your conduct is unbearable!' he ex
claimed. 4You shall do me justice by
heaven you shall! I am not to be treated
in this way! After palming off your
wretched stuff upon me, do you think I
am going to submit to your ridicule! No
sir, either go forward and acknowledge
yourself openly as the author, or I will
post you at every corner!
Be "calm, pray be calm we'll settle it
all in a moment,'' said Mr. Liilie, pale and
trembling 'lam really sorry that your
first essay should have been so unsuccess
ful.' My first essay!' interrupted Harry,
indignantly. ! am not to be trifled with
no sir I will expose you at once it is
you who shall bear the ridicule, not me!'
and Harry rushed to the door.
Stop stop my dear young friend,'
cried Mr. Liilie, catching his arm listen
a moment; for heaven's sake don't expose
me, it will be my ruin. I will give you
anything you ask if you will only spare
me you shall have money
'Money! Can money npiir the dis
grace you have heaped upon me talk of
money to a man whofeels his future hopes
blasted!' exclaimed Harry; scornfully,
Sir, there is but one way to save your
And what is that, dear sir?' cage'rly
dewmded the author.
uvjic; nit: me i.juu ui your uaugiuer,
i 1 r .1 !
sffe readied, firmly.
.1 1 .. A T Hr ,
iiy uaugmcf, mr. v arren vvny you
astonish me' and Mr. Liilie paused and
pondered, bit his lips and rubbed his eye
brows. Vhy bless, my soul, Mr. War
ren, May is but a child.'
No matter,' was the answer, will you
or wi you not accept my proposition''
Will not five hundred dollars, Mr.
Wasreti '
! No nor five hundred thousand dol
lars.' 4Well, Mr. "Warren, only don't expose?
' me; only pledge me'your word of honor
I tijat my secret shall be inviolate, and May
; is yours.'.
Harry calmed djwn wonderfully quick
considering he had bi e l in sucha passion,
and very oblidgingly made all tlie pledges
to his father-in-law that was to be requi
red. But there is one thing, Mr. Warren,
which I must leave-to your generosity,'
said Mr.'Lilhe. 'May Is ray only, and a
motherless child if this arrangement
should be repugnant to her feelings, 1 trust
you will not your claim we may,
perhaps, find some other way to adjust
this little difficulty. I will call May down,
ana we may as
well know at once what
her feelings are.'
Harry coughed, and walked to the win
dow to conceal a smile, feeling at the same
time more respeet for Mr. Liilie for this
last clause in favor of his child, than he
thought him capable of inspiring.
One glance at the happy countenance of
her lover informed May the day was theirs.
And so she immediately took a great
many airs upon herself pouted her pretty
lips, and protested she thought itrealiy ab
surd the idea of marrying a man who had
made himself so ridiculous she doted on
poets, that she was willing to allow but
not such a conceited IVllow as wrote that
poem she knew.
Harry meanwhile whistled 4Rory O'
More,' and walked the room with an air
as much as to say, lt is perfectly indiffer
ent to me, Miss, which ever wav you de
cide.' But, foolish child,' whispered her fa
ther, nhe poem is miner
vrriiirs dr:ir rvp:i nb. tint Itprs. tbfi
i case then you wrote that stup '
Hush hush, May. ihe public are
fools, and cannot appreciate true genius
tne poem is a good poem.'
1 think it has point, ppa.'
Yes, and if those stupid ignoramuses
had not made such an outcry, hey would
have seen that it terminates most felici
tiously.' True, papa one certainly could not
wish for a happier termination.'
But you see, May, I have particuihr
reasons that I do not wish to be known as
the author and this poor young man feel
ing Much chafed by the treatment he has
jeceived, kand which is perfectly natural
you know'
Certainly, papa the schoolmaster is
very sensitive. Mercy, if you only knew
Well, no matter now and feeling as I
said greatly incensed, he threatens to ex
pose me: You can save me, May your
hand will make all secure.'
Very well, dear papa Mr. Warren
has always been kind to me at school, and
I like him very well I do, papa, and so to
oblige you I will do as you wish,' said the
arch maiden. . .'. . '
Taking her hand, her father now led
her up to Harry, and placed it within that
of the enraptured lover. And May, drop
ping a little courtesy, very gravely assured
him that she would endeavor to make as
obedient a wife as she had been a pupil.
Madam Rumor is a prying gossip. How
she found out the secret was never known
but away she went gadding from house
to house, whispering that the schoolmaster
had obtained his charming wife by father
ing tna literary bantling ot tho learned Mr.
Denominational S'alislics.
The Methodists in the United Slates,
including 'thsjaurch North and South,
and those denominated Protestant, number
in their body, one million one hundred and
seventy-eight thousand six hundred and
twenty-six members. The Protestant
porticn number but eighty-three thousand
ol this large aggregate. The number of
Methodist churches is not reported in the
tables from which these statistics are com
piled. The number of ministers in the
Episcopal portion of this body is five
thousand and eighty. The Baptists, in
cluding the Regular Anti-Mission. Free
Will, and others, have eleven thousand two
hundred and sixty-six churches, six thou
sand five hundred and ninety-eight minis
ters, eight hundred and thirteen thousand
nine hundred and twenty-one members.
The Presbyterians, Old School and New,
have one thousand anl twenty -seven
churches, three thousand two hundred and
sixty-four ministers, and three hundreJ
and twenty-four thousand four hundred aud
fifty -three members. ihe
ahsts h,
Lve one thousand ei'rhi hunureu anu
t S I.I t B 1
sixty -six churches, one thousand njne
hundred and twelve ministers, and
hundred and ninety-three thousand
ninety-three members. The Episcopa
lians have one thousand one hundred and
ninety-two c u enes, one thousand four
hundred and iour ministers, and sixty
seven thousand five hundred and filly
1 lie JjUinerans nave one
four hundred and twenty-five
five hundred and ninety -nine
and oue.hundred raid forty-nine
six hundred und twenty-five
The . Associate Reformed,
Cumberland and other Presbyterians, to
gether with Reformed Dutch and German
Reformed Churches, have two thousand
and fifty two churches, two thousand and
ninety-one ministers, and two hundred and
ibcty-one thousand seven hundred and forty
members. Tne Roman Catholics have
nine handred and seven churches, nins
hundred and seventeen ministers, and one
million one hundred and'ninety-nine thou
sand seven hundred members. The Uni
tarians h ave two hundred aud forty-four
c. lurches 1 he number ol ministers anu
members are not reported, but the number
ui in illicit; i a ujujuc ltiijji; c. me
number of churches, if not larger. If the
c. lurches contain, on an average, as many
as the Orthodox Congregational churches, :
the aggregate number would be twenty- 1
seven thousand live hundred and thirty-two.
The number of churches of these several
denominations, exclusive of Methodists,
wuich are not reported, is twenty-one thou-
sand nine huiffired and eighty-one. Al- i
lowing the Methodists ten thousand church- 1
es, tiie whole number would be about ;
thirty-th ree thousand. The wole number
of ministers in these denominations is
twenty-two thousand eight hundred and ;
eighi: and the -whole nuuiDer ol memoers
ot churches four millions one hundred and j
ninety -seven thousand one hundred and ;
forty-one. Supposing the population of i
the United States to be twenty millions, it
would give one professer of religion to
every five of the population not including
the childr n, one to three and
are not possesses we may not presume
to sav. but undoubtedly tne Omniscient
tad v tne -Omniscient
Oue would make a very material reduc
tion. The Baptists have the largest num
ber of churches and ministers. The Cath
olics have the largest number of members.
The Methodists have thejargest number
among the Protestant denominations. The
Old School Presbyterians have seven hun
dred and twenty-five more churches than
the New School, one hundred and sixty
two more ministers, and twenty-three
thousand nine hundred
memsers. The Old
and fiftv-three more
School and New
thousand six hundred and fifty-two more )
ministers, and one hundred and forty-one J
thousand three hundred and sixty more t
members. j. rcsvyicriau watviua.
. V:.;. Itow's Satire.
The eccentric l)ow, Jr
, in allusion to
the exclusion of many
would be church-
goer from the sanctuary, by reason of the
enormously high pew rent in our fashion
able churches,' characteristically remarks:
There is a high duty upon the fashiona
ble waters of diving grace; and you have
to pay a penny a piece for a nibble at the
bread of life. - To go to church in any
kind of a tolerable style costs a heap a
year; and I know very well the reason
why a majority of you go to Beelzebub
is, because you can't afford to go to Hea
ven ct the present exorbitant prices'
bchool Presbyterians togcx cr, ut t aJven:ore oflhe yoa irIf
thousand one hundred and six.y more I he unapproachable silence cfthe p3.
churches than tlie CongregauonatistS, one. f . . , inon:r lho ff nded
A Rociaalic "lieauiy" at Saratoga.
A correspondent of tho New York
Tribute gives the following rich, rare, and
interesting account of a beautiful fetuala
adventurer, who assumed the garb of tha
sterner sex at Saratoga:
A mos: singular and exciting instines
of female eccentricity and daring reckless
ness has just transpired here, to the equal
amusement and amazement of all. Scrso
tea days since there arrived in the Southern
train, and look lodgings at Union Hall, a
youth apparently about 18 or 20 years old,
cf singular beauty, with raven locks, a
sparklmg black eye, a complexion ia which
ihe hlly and rose seemed vividly striving
for the supremacy, a voics of 6ilvery tone
and mellow richness, and an eass, maturi
ty and brilliancy of manner altogether
unusual in a male so yonng, and which
attracted the attention and excited univer
sal admiration. In short he apreared to
be oae cf those spec. mens ol boyhood,
upon which nature is sometimes so lavish
inS.e bestowment of her gifts, and which
a re as rare as they are pleasing and attract
iveiombining all the delicacy richness
oPrumile beauty, with a precocicusness of
ra nd and men.ier equally marked and
unusual. With, a bolu yet by no ir.ejr.s
rjvle familiarity, he soon made the acquain
tance of mothers and mrsses, who seemed captiv-tad with the young charmer,
a :d courted his attentions with jealous
rivalry; the former coufidiiig in his youth
as a protection to their daughters, and tho
latter subdued and enraptured by lite beau
ty of his person and the c-Ug3r.ce of his
address, in the Bail room, with his fscli
ionable dress coat buttoned to the chin;
hispund, full chest, his delicate har.d3
and tiny feet, as he moved with exquisits
elasticity and grade through the dance, all
eyes and many hearts were fastened with
lavish, inu-nsi.y. After thus r oting for a
week amid the most extravagant attentions
of the mamas, and the no less extravagant
aO'ectior.s of their captivated daughters, the
young "Uriah Bden," as he booked him
stlf, suddenly disappeared.
From a fear of detection, or some other
cause, he retired to the neighboring villago
ofBailston, and entered the National Law
School there as a pupil, under the pretence
that his parents would be en in a day cr
i two with the bull: cf his baggage. Struck
I p, j. M. Fo,vIer, Esq assigned
-i r? : i n n r ii lite rnn i ere .tinmi nnirpro
at once a performance in off-hand
g, which, with the trial and argu
ment of causes, form a prominent part in
the Institution. In this, his speaking
capacities were put to a test too severe for
a matter mere amusement; and dretdi ig
an exnos ire which the presence of the
hundre 1 young gentlemen connected with
the school might efiec', and cjriainly
would rendar morn e nl arrassing and fear
ful, he again took l r:nch leave, returned
to th': place, and stopped at one ofiha
minor hotels, w here he spent the right
before last in silent seclusion, as if reflect
ing on the error of his ways.
During his former visit, he had ccquet
ed .with the fair cns, and made three or
four solemn protestations cf love, which
had awakened a delicious hone in many
unsuspicious hearts. Ilenrre ;h
news ol
his return led to many e
a . r.i
inquiries for his wh
esieruay mo iling
there arrived Lrre a
1 fiac looking, middle aged gende.-ran and
! " ' t.u
having traced their errant dau ;1
er al length
t" the iheatre
of her comicc-tragic adven
tares; and being directed to her huung
place, they sought her roorm, tore cf her
male disguise, and last evening, left for
their home in New Jersey, with as sweet
and beautiful a looking daughter as ever
graced the proper habiliments of her sex,
with nothing to distinguish her from them
but her exquisite personal charms and her
to her
shortened 1oks, which, to complete the
t :
illusion, she had cropped and subjected to
the nana of the barter. As to the cause
an a mystery.
CSThis is emphatically t':e age cf
brevity. Evcrv thing must be brief to bs
popular. Short speeches, short sermons,
short trips, short stories, short editorials,
short credits; short everything is the order
of the day. The prosy old tiliows, who
had to control with slow and measured
tread and phrase, and caution in thought,
speech and action, nave been compelled to
1 .. i. it
the wall, and quick spoken, uery,
vr.r.s. accomnhsh-r.-mstaiitly
It is
. 1 ,
!rpntirnen. have taken 't
3 . .
rare thing now-a-days to hear a Ion?
court-ship the time hasgone by for seven
and ten year matches a month, and
sometimes less, is all that is required now.
The great desire appears to be to eceno.
misc time which is money.'