Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, November 18, 1852, Image 1
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Bo ! ye who till the stubborn soil, Whose hard hands guide the plough, Who bend beneath the summer sun; With burning cheek and brow— Ye deem the curse still clings to earth lirom olden time till now— But while ye feel 'tis hard to toil And labor all day through, Remember it is harder still To have no work to do. Hod ye who plough the sea's blue field, Who ride the restless wave, Beneath whose gallant vessel's keel There is a yawning grave, Around whose bark the wintry winds Like fie ads of fury rave— O 6! while ye feel 'tis hard to toil And labor long hours through, Remember it is harder still To have no work to do. Ho ! ye upon whose fevered cheeks The hectic glow is brighb, Whose mental toil wears out the day And half the weary night, Who labor fur the souls of men, Champions of truth and right— Although ye feel your toil is hard, Tlvert with this glorious view, Remember it is harder still To have no work to do. Ho ! all who labor, all who strive, Ye wield a lofty power; Do with your might, do with your strength, Fill every golden hour! The glorious privilege to do, Is man's most noble dower, Olt ! to your birthright and yourselves To your own souls ho true ! A weary, wretched life is theirs, Who have no work to do. "mufti) etrcte. Value of the Sold, Take a single soul, and compute, if you can, its value! What heart can conceive the depths of misery to which, if lost; it may be degraded? What imagination can ascend the bights of blessedneSs and of glory to which, if saved, it will swirl— What power of illustration can teach us the vastness of its capacity for knowl edge? What combination of human num bers can represent the soul's duration? If it be saved, the time will come in its future history when in itself it will have experi enced an amount of happiness exceeding, that which has been enjoyed by all finite beings from the creation of the world up to this moment; if lost, it will reach in the, developments of its coining wretchedness,' a degree of anguish exceeding the aggre gate-of all the misery which earth and hell have endured from the beginning of human woo up to this hour. 11 lien wo speak 0 . 1 the worth of the soul, thought staggers under the vastness of the idea; we feel the 1 1 poverty of the human mind to estimate its value. We can only rest upon what our' blessed Lord taught us when be declared that the gain of the whole world would supply no equivalent for its loss. It is for this soul—a thing of inealcuable value—al thing for which the Son of God died!-.2 that the minister is to watch. When you can understand the magnitude of the inter- 1 est confided to him, then, and then only,, can you measure the value of the spiritual sentinel; then only can you fathom the depths of the bereavement, who have lost such a friend. un - iiixgAtm HUNTINGDOI'N - , PA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1852. Act Well Your Part. We can not always pitch our tent where we please, or enjoy ever the sweet song of delight, sung by friends who played with us in childhood, or conned at school the same lessons. The world is a busy one, full of adventure, and he - who would act well his part, must take his chances as be can, and feel happy if he can so perform it as to exclaim at the dying hour, "I have endea vored to do my duty," So wherever we aro placed, and in what ever situation; it should be our earnest and persevering endeaior to discharge our duty as faithfully as our abilities will permit.— Wee this no less to our fellows than to ourselves, for however gitat the good they may reap, it can in no wise, and I may say under no circumstances, equal that which we may gather ourselves. It is therefore imperative upon us to work at all limes as God has given us the means and opportunities, and the more so when he guarantees us so rich a blessing in the performance. In this view, with our hearts fully attuned to the "better spirit," the most irksome duty grows a pleasant task, while the blessing is doubled in the getting. Female Occupation. Women in middle rank are brought up with the idea that if tl}ey engage in some' occupations, they shall. lose "their position in society." Suppose it to be so surely; it is wiser to quit a position we cannot hon estly maintain, than to live dependent upon the bounty and caprice of others; better to labor with our hands, than eat the broad of idleness; or submit to feel that we must not give utterance to our real opinions, or express onr honest indig nation at being required to act a base or unworthy part. And in all cases, how ever situated, every female ought to learn how all household affairs are managed, were it only for the purpose of being able to direct others. There cannot be any disgrace in learning how to make the bread we eat, to cook our dinners, to mend our clothes, or even to clean the house. Bet ter to be found busily engaged in removing the dust from the furniture, than to let it acedmulate there* until a visitor leaves palpaplo traces where his hat or his arm have been lard upon a table. Flowers. How the universal heart of man blesses flowers! They are wreathed round the cra dle, the marriage and the tomb. The Persian in the far-east delights in their perfume, and writes his love in nose-gays, while the Indian child of the far-west claps his hands with glee as he gathers the abundant blossoms—the illuminated scrip tures of the prairies. The Cupid of. the ancient Ilondoos tipped his arrows with flowers, and orange flowers are a bridal crown with us, a nation of yesterday.— Flowers garlanded the Grecian altar, and hung in votive wreath before the Christian shrine. All these are appropriate uses.— Flowers should deck the brow of the youthful bride for they are in themselves a lovely typo of marriage. They should twine round the tomb, for their perpetual, renewed beauty is a symbol of the resur rection. They should festoon the altar, for their fragrance and their beauty as cend in perpetual worship before the most high.— Jlirs. Fe!nolo Society. Wo honor the chivalrous deference which is paid in our land to women. It proves that our men know how to. respect virtue and pure affection, and that our women aro worthy of such respect. Yet women should bo something more than mere wo men, to win us to their society. To be useful and agreeable companions, they Should bo fitted to be our friends; to rule our hearts, they should be deserving the approbation of our minds. There are many such, and that there aro more, is rather the fault of our sex than their own; and despite all the unmanly scandals that have been thrown upon them, in prose and verse, they would rather share in the ra tional conversation of men of sense; than listen to the silly compliments of fools; and a man dishonors them as well as disgraces himself, when ho seeks their circle for idle pastime, and not for the improvenient of his mind and elevation of his soul: Home, The pain which is felt when wo aro first transplanted from our native soil, when the living branch is out from the parent tree, is one of the most poignant which vat have to endure through life. There arc after griefs which wound more deeply, which leave behind them soars never to be effa ced, which bruise the spirit and sometimes break the heart; but never do we feel so keenly the want of lave, the neessity of be ing loved, and the utter sense of desertion, as when wo first leave the haven of home, and are, as it were pushed off upon the stream of life. Vltioccitancosto. AN ORATION, Commenkdrative of the klharacter of Thonias Jefferson: BY HENRY H. TATOR, ESQ., ALBANY. There are few writers whose works have been more universally admired during their lifetime than those of Mr. Tator---a gen tleman who has scarcely reached the mer idian of life. Both his essays and orations have been extensively' quoted, and are as much appreciated for the wise precepts which they inculcate as for the elegant and classic style in which they aro written.— We subjoin a random sketch from his last, which will tell its own story :—.News. Mr. Jefferson's greatness of character cannot be enlarged and beautified, yet it may be rendered more visible to the gener al eye of mankind by judicious encomium; as the milky-way can not have one spark added to its amazing lustre,• though the power of telescopic agency may render its real appearance more discernable to the gaze of men. His most influential acts are as familiar to the country as are victory and liberty. His pen moved, and the mask fell fron► the confused faCe of his country's enemy; it moved again, and religious free dom of thought, rending her shroudy arose to smile on Virginia; another stroke, and the spirit of American diplomacy lifted still higher its noble form. His bright memory will as safely passon to the yet brigher re wards laid up for it in the heart of poster ity, as though it wore another sun beaming from the depth of Heaven. Excelled Jefferson ! distinguished au thor of the Declaration of American Inde pendence! elegant literaturist of the eigh teen Century ! sound and learned statesman! Whoever lives` after the great declarer for modern liberties, will Strive, if an American in principle, to be worthy of so seerly an ancestor. Whoever rises up in the morn ing, with a mornlike freshness of piety in thought, will praise the nano, of Jefferson, and through it, the name of Jehovah.— Whoever lies down in the evening; With an eyelike placidity of conscience, will resolve to perform on the coming morrow all the fruitional duties of a freeman. Whoever beholds the fourth day of the second sum , user mouth of every succeeding year, with a true eye, will live through that day as a day of love, and love its return as the re turn of liberty. Whoever, in far off cen turies, shall delight to peruse the pearly triumphs of the past, will find the perusal of few Patriotic efforts more interesting, delightful and instructing, than the Amer ican Declaration. Whoever can compre hend the full benefits lavished on the world, by the timely introduction of that Declara tion, has a sweep and power of soul that can draw tho sword of Orion, and add to him another belt of starry beauty. Who ever would be a subscriptionist indeed, let him subscribe to the continuance of his country's independence. Whoever would be a contributionist indeed, lot him contri bute some commemorating emblem to the free government be enjoys, and to the foun ders and preservers of his enjoymonts.— Whoever truly becomes an existence, so august as that which Heaven bestows on humanity, will stamp beneath him the un becoming hope, that seeks even the sight of an Oligarchy. Whoever duly estimates the good works of his fathers, will esteem himself too highly to ever disgrace the name, or even degenerate from the glory' he so honorably inherits. 'Whoever would have the dews of the sky settle on, and re fresh the flowers that bloom over the dust of his father, so long as the earth rolls from west to east, let him say nothing but what Isis immortal sires themselves gladly have said, and do nothing but what he would fain have a beloved posterity do.— Whoever among the uncounted millions of our descendants shall yet read and re-read the Declaration, which gave an intermina ble impetus to governmental liberty in America, the administering of which is im proved and still improvable, may he de clare to man, and re-declare to God, that she will faithfully espouse the principles it espouses, defend the cause it defends, and advance the republic it advances, while he exists among mon. May it descend to pos terity like the holy mantle unto Elisha— may posterity receive it as the solemn coun sel of a spirit, that once ruled a nation in the majesty of love, from the lovely sum mit of Monticello; nor approach the tomb of Its author, without the authority of prac tically valuing the truth ho proclaimed. His fame. will live till every continent on the globe is overspread with a republic; till every republic greets its sisters with a snail() of glory, and until the republican glories of each mingle with and illumine them all. A resident of a western town, com plained that ho could not sleep ono night, scanned up the causes : 4, A wailing bubo of seventeen days—dog bowling under the window—cat fight in the alley—a colored serenade at the shanty over the way—a tooth-ache—and a pig trying the back door." Where is the Shovelt "Nathan, where is the shovel? Here I've been ainting long enough to do my work twice over, and can't find the sho vel. 7 The farmer was wroth. "I don't know where 'tie, father; sum r.ere about, I suppose." The two joined in the search. "Nathan, you have left the shovel where you have worked, I know. Why don't you always Rut 0)e, .tools in their places?" "Where is the place for the shovel, I should like to knew , father ?" _ He couldn't tell. It had no place.— Sometimes it Was laid in the wagon and ac casionally accompanied that vehicle when harnessed in a burry; , S iiietimes it was hung up with the harness to fajl down when not wanted, or get covered up when it was. A great deal of shoe leather htid 'Come to nought by that shovel. It had at times, more than the obliviousness of Sir Jebu Franklin, and defied discovery. So it was with all the other tools. They would seem to vanish at times, and then come to light, rusty as old anchors. The farmer's barn was crowdBd: Hd had no "spare room" there. There were several in his dwelling. But the barn was crammed—it was a kind of mammoth eau sage—stuffed every year. So there was no room for a special al_ artment for the tools. In his imagination he never saw his hoes hung ou a long cleat, his chains all regular in a row, his rakes and his long forks over- I ' head. certainly he was never anxious for sucha convenient rebus. 'Why? Ills father never had a Idol houie; and his father was called a good farmer:. . So ho was, then—in his day—but there are better husbandman now, let me say, and I desire to shock no one's veneration, Did they find the shovel? No! they might as well have searched for the philo sopher's stone, seemingly. Nathan started for Mr. Goodman's to borrow 000. Their work must be done, and borrow he must. don't know as you can find one in any tool house," replied Mr. Goodman. Nathan noticed that he bore down on Some of his words like a man on a plough betini. Didn't he mean something Na than went to the tool room thoughtfully. 4.. door on wheels opened with a light push, and there were Goodman's tools—enough, Nathan thought, to equip a, Company of sappers and nitnera! Hateliets, axes, saws; tree-scrapers, grafting tools, hoes, diggers; shovels, spades, pick-axes, crow-bars, har rows, ploughs, harrows, cultivators; Seed sowers, sieves, trowels, rakes, pitch-forks; flails, chains, yokes, muzzles, ropes, crow twine, baskets, measures—all were there, neatly and compactly arranged. It was Goodman's ark to save him from the deluge of unthrift ! Here every night the tools were brought in and wiped clean, and hung up in their places. The next morning a job could be commenced at once. Good man knew. He partitioned off a large room in his new barn for tools. It was central and easy of access. It was a pleasant place for a visitor; the tools were the best of their kind. Every new shovel, or rake, or fork, before used, was well oiled with lin seed oil, which left the wood smooth and impervious to water. Goodman frequently says; , g I had rather have the fow hundred dollars I have spent for tools so invested than the same in railroad §tock. It pays better," Now, them is no patent on Goodman's plan, and I hope many will go into it—the more “successful imitations" the better.— West Jersey Pioneer. Port Jackson. The anecdote told of Cook having over looked this harbour is worth relating.— One day, whilst the great navigator was at dinner in his cabin, a seaman of the name of Jackson happened to have the look-out at the masthead, and seeing the narrow opening now termed, "Sydney Heads," forthwith announced a harbour on the lar board beam. The intelligence was duly conveyed to Captain Cook, who was in no great hurry to quit his dinner, and when he did so, the entrance to the harbour, from the speed with which the ship was going through the water, had become nearly shut in. Being unable to see any of the indications which would have led him to suspect the presence of a harbour of any magnitude, Captain Cook i; said to have soundly rated the seamen at the masthead for his false report, whilst the man firmly adhered to his statement.— "Well," said the commander, with a sneer, "we will call the harbour by your name, 'Port Jackson;'" and as Port Jackson it was marked down in the ship's log, with the additional appellation of "Boat Har bour." The vigilance of the seaman was thus unoonsckusly rewarded by his name becoming immortaliied.—Gold Colonies of Xustrolid: TIIERE is no greater obstacle in the way of success in life, then trusting for some thing to turn up, instead of going steadily to work and turning up something. r e -9diicontiot Juvenile Drinking. The mayor of a French town has issued an order to the keepers of cafes and wine shops, prohibiting them from admitting in to their establishments any young men un der sixteen years of age. A similar law, it is said exists in the English statute books, passed in the reign of James First; and in some districts an attempt was made to enforce it, hot long since. When, a few ,month ago, our correspondent, "Curio sus;" suggested the need of such a law here, it was sneeringly asked; "How are the retailers of drink to tell whether an applicant for liquor has reached the age of sixteeny' The Mayor of Chatellerault, and James First, were aware, it appears, that with the fear of a heavy fine before their eyes, men's discernment is quicken ed. The cafe keepers of that town will not often make a mistake, since, to gain an' unlawful sum, they must risk the loss of a hundred francs. Tha age of sixteen is,, pretty distinctly marked; so marked; that when a grown man is selling either liquor' or tobacco to a youth who is not sixteen, that grown man may know to a • certainty; that he is . going a deed which is villain- OiiS, and ought to be unlawful. The Newspaper; In promotion of this desirable object— the union of the intellectual with the use ful—the newspaper is an important auxili ary. It is more. It is typical of the community in which it is encouraged and circulates. It tells its character, as well as its condition; its tastes, as well as its necessities; the moral, as well as the phy sical stamina of population and soil. It is the map whereon is traced out tendencies and destinies. The chart to direct the travellerj and thii settler to safe and pleas cut . harborage, or to divert them from the shoals and quicksands of social degrada-, tion. At home, it brings to our firesides; it imparts to our household, it inculcates on our children; its sentiment of propriety, or its tone of contamination. Abroad, it is regarded as our oracle, and speaks vol umes for or against us: In its business features may be discerned the indications of our prosperity, in a worldly Seise,* otherwise, but in its general complexion will be discovered our moral and spiritual healthfulness or disease. It is the por trait of our imperfections, as well as the chronicler of our advancement.—Wheeling liztelligencer. W. B. B. Prevention and Cure. "Several years ago," says an English paper, "two or three paupers pressed so heaviy on the rates of the parish of St. Mary Extra, in lltint6, that the parish au thorities gaVe them pieces of land on a wild common, iituited between Itched Fer , ry and Motley, to cultivate; , in order to get rid of them. The men Iveri3 looked upon as transports, and the place to which they were transported was called, in deriSion, 'Botany Bay.' The poor men, however; by industry, did well, and Botany Bay now figures on the Ordnance maps, it hav ing become an extensive hamlet." It has, also, at length penetrated the understand ings of parish authorities, that the suns re quired to support a pauper in idleness for a Single year, is just about that very suns which will transport bun to regions of blessed opportunity, at the ends of the earth. Moreover, it seems gradually daw ning upon the minds of statesmen and tax payers, that the sixty million dollars a year which it costs England to maintain her three million paupers, is adequate to keep up a system of emigration, which would drain off her surplus people, and snake them, in other lands, produers of value, and consumers of home manufac tures. CCU The Boston Transcript mentions, that Dr. William Turner, formerly the Health Commissioner of ow York, 11.19 invented a pneumatic instrument, by which . the most obstinate cases of constipation arc speedily releived without medicine or injec tions. 'rho object is accomplished by re moving the pressure of the atmosphere from the bowels, in• the same manner as some diseases of the eye and ear are treat ed. Those who are troubled with the complaint are advised to inquire further respecting this instrument. Once on a time, a Frenchman anti a Dutchman were travelling in Pennsylva nia, when their horse lost a shoe. They drove up to a blacksmith's shop, and no one being in, they proceeded to the house to inquire. The Frenchman rapped, and called out, "Is do smitty witting "Shtaud back," says Hans: "let me shpeak. Ish der blacksmith's shop en tier house?" A dandy is a thing in pantoloons, with a body and two arms, head without brains, tight boots, a cane and a white handkerehief, two brooches and a ring on his little finger.—A coquette is a young lady with utor , i beauty than sense, more accomplishment than learning, more eharms of persons than graces of mind, more ad mirers than friends, and more fooN than wise men for her attendants.' VOL. 17; NO. 46. eolllMit. LITTLE WILLT AND TILE APPLE DT MRS. M. A. DAWSON. Little Willy stood under an apple irel old, - The fruit was all shining with crimson and gold, Hanging temptingly low—how he longed for a Though ho know if ho took one it wouldn't be right. Said he, "I don't see why my father should say, "Don't touch the old apple tree, Willy, to day." , I shouldn't have thought, now they're hanging so low. • , When I asked for just one, he should answer In. , Ile would never find out, if I took but just ono, And they do look so good, shining out in the sun, There are hundreds, and hundreds, and he would'ut miss, So paltry a little red apple as thir" He stretched forth his hand, but a low, mournful strain Came wandering dreamily over his brain; In his bosom a beautiful harp had long laid, That the angel of conscience quite frequently play And she sung "little Willy, beware, oh! beware Your father has gone, but your Maker is there, How sad you would feel if you heard the Lord 'This dear little boy stole an apple one day." Then Willy turned round, and as still as a mouse Crept slowly and carefully into thehouse. In his own little chamber he knelt down to pray That the Lord would forgive him and please not to say, "Little Willy Oiter:st stole an apple ono day." Open The Gate, "I wish that you would send a servani, to open the gate for me," said a well grown boy of ten, to his mother, as ho paused with his satchel upon his back, before the gate, and surveyed . its clasped fastening. 4, w a hy; Jb; can't you open tIA gate for Yourself?" said Mrs. , Easy. "A boy of your age and strength ought certanly to be able to do that:" . . could (19 it, I riuppose,/' said the, "butchild, heavy mid ; I don't like the trouble. The servant can open it for we just as well. Prai u hat is the . ,uciif hiv-, ing servants, if they are not to wait upon us?" The servant was sent to open the gate. The boy passed out, and went whistlinK on his. way to school. When he reached his seat in the Academy, lie drew from his satchel his arithmatic and began to inspect his sums. "1 cannot do those," ho whisrred to his seatuutte; "they are too hard: ' 'But you can tf y,' replied his companion. "I know that I can," said John. "but too much trouble. Pray what are teachers for if not to help us out of diffi culties? t shall Carry my slate to Prof: Helpwell." Alas! poor John. He had come to an other closed gate—a gate leading into a beautiful and boundless science, "the laws of which are the modes in which God acts, in sustaining all the works of .Idis hands" —the science of mathematics. .He cotild. have opened the gate and entered in alone and explored the riches of the realm, but his mother had injudiciously let him rest with the idea that it is as well to have gates Opened for us, as to exert our own strength, 'the result *as; that her son, like, the young hopeful sent to Mr. Wiseman ' soon conclu ded that lie had no "genins'!for mathemi -2 iies and threw up the study. The saute was iruo of Latin. Ire could have learned the declensions of the nouns and conjugation of the verbs as, wer3Pl as other boys of his age: but his Seat-Mate very kindly volunteered to "tell in class," and what was the use in opeiting, the gate into the Latin language, when another would do it for him? Oh, no!— John Easy had no idea of talking mental or physical strength when he could avoid it, and the consequence was, that runner oils gates remained closed to him all of his life—g•qtes to hottnr---gates to riches— gates to lieppiness. Children ought to he early taught that it is always best to help thetuselves.—Jilad. (Geo.) Flintily Vistor. .Q If 20 grains make a scruple, heyr many will make a doubt ? If 5 h rods make a furlong, how many will make a short-041- pad hat if seven days make one how many will make one strong? f three miles make a league, how many will make. a confederacy If 5h feet mike One Flem ish ell, how many feet will make an En glish Q ? If one hornet eat make a horse run, how many will makb'. a horse-fly t [l-7 - Intense mental a3tivity,:steadily di rested to some leading pursuit, is the source of all distinction. fri . There are five or six thousand re r . alar beggars in the city of New York— mostly children.