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Adams Sentinel, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1832, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania At per in advance or if not PUBLISHED BY ROBERT G HARPER S Advertisements square for J els per s for each cont care the spirit upon ike principles of your Government however the T sty PITY Is there a heart which lost in selfish views Ne'er fell your pleasing force ne'er knew to share Another's jny or a tender For sorrow which nil around Beholds a dreary void where hope perhaps May a feeble ray but knows not where to point its aim 1 Is there a heart like this at such a Let soft compassion drop i silent tear Ami charity reluctant turn away From woes she ne'er shall feel nor can re- lieve But oh let those whom has taught to The purest joys which mortals e'er can know With gratitude recall the blessings Though grief succeed nor e'er with envy view That calm which cold indifference seems to share And think those happy who can never That good they never knew for joys like these Refine ennoble elevate the And never never shall succeeding woes the blest impression grief itself Retains it still while hope exulting comes To snatch them from the power of time and death And tell the they never shall decay dliss Dowdier REBELLION How many a spirit born to bless sunk beneath that withering name Whom hut a day's an hour's success Had wafted to eternal fame j exhalations when they burst From the warm earth if chill d at first If in soaring from the plain Darken to fogs and sink again But if they once triumphant spread Their wings above the mountain head Become in upper air And turn to sun-bright glories there Moore E O US HENRY ST CLAIR A PRIZE TALE BY T G WHITTIER Henry St at the tion of that name a thousand dreams of friendship and of the early and beautiful associations which linger like invisible spirits around us to be called into view only by the magical in- fluence of memory are awakened How does the glance of retrospection go back to the dim images of the the childish merriment to the manly the banquet hall and the pleasant festival down to the silent and unbroken of the tomb We were as brothers in St Clair and loo in the dawning of manhood and a more ingenuous and high-minded friend I never knew Yet he strangely of the world's family and of his lectual the great gift of mind which he ardent and lofty spirit which shone out in his ev cry action And he might well be proud of such gifts I never knew a finer mind It was as the embodied spirit of beautiful home of and glorious aspirations Henry St Clair was never at heart a Christian He never enjoyed the visi of that pure and blessed ence which conies imo the silence and loneliness of the human bosom to build up anew the broken of its faith and revive the flowers of its desolated affections He loved works of the God with love of an enthusiast But beyond the ble and outward passing magnificence of the beauty and grandeur of the earth and the il- world of waters his vision never extended His spirit never over- looked the clouds which surrounded it to catch a glimpse of the better and more beautiful land I need not tell the story of my friend's young years It nothing to guish it from a thousand others it the brief and biography of one whose the sunshine of happiness rested unshadowed by a sing cloud We were happy in our the time of manhood came and we were by our ferent interests and by tlie opposite tendency of circumstances peculiar to each other It was a slight of cold and starless it painful distinctness although your ter year has minted with that I hsd occasion to pass in my way homeward through onn of the darkest and loneliest alleys of my native city Anxious lo reach my I hurrying forward when I felt suddenly seized by arm and a voice in my ear whispered you are a man I turned suddenly I hoard the cocking of a saw by a faint gleam from a neighboring window the tall figure of a hand ing my left arm a weapon at my breast I know me lo re- was totally unarmed and with the gle of mortal jeopardy But I did re- the other holding instant 1 saw my ant iu the posture 1 have the next lie was disarmed and writhing beneath me It seemed as if an in- strength could have subdued him exclaimed as 1 held his own pistol to his bosom what is your object Are you a common mid- night bear you ol pri vale malice towards Roger Allston Allston Allston ed the wretch beneath me in a voice which sounded like a shriek as he struggled half upright even against the threatening pistol Great God has it come to ibis Hell has no pang like this Shoot ed and there was a dreadful earnestness in his manner which sent the hoi blood of indignation cold and ice like my heart Shoot were once my mercy kill me I A suspicion flashed over my mind I felt a sudden sickness at my the pistol fell from my hand you may I said and whatever may have been your motive in attacking me I would not stain my bands with your blood re- pent of your crimes You do not know me said the ber as some difficulty he ed his feel even you have forgotten me Even you refuse the only mercy man can now render of utter annihilation Actuated by a sudden and ned impulse I caught hold of the ger's arm and hurried him towards the light of a It fell full upon his ghastly and features and on his attenuated form and his ragged apparel Breathless and eagerly I zed upon him until he trembled be neath the scrutiny I pressed my hand against my brow for I fell my bruin whirl like the coming on of delirium I could not be mistaken The guilty wretch before me the friend whose memory I had ished as the holiest legacy of the past II was Henry St Clair was St Clair how changed since lasi we had communed with each Where was the louk of intelligence and the visible seat of beauty of person and mind gone give place to the of and brutal the vile tokens of a disgusting sensuality and of disease Well may you said St am fit only for the ship of demons but vou cannot long be cursed by my presence I have not tasted food for many drove me to attempt your but I feel I am a dying man No man power can save if there be a God even He cannot save me from the undying horrors of remorse Shocked by his words and still more by the increasing ghastliness of his countenance I led the wretched man to my dwelling and after conveying him to bed and administering a cordial to bis fevered lips I ordered a physician to be called But il was loo late hand of death upon him He me to his after the had departed he strove to speak bui the words died upon his lips He then drew from his bosom a sealed ler addressed to myself It was his i lasi effort He started half upright in his one groan uf horror and mortal suffering and sunk back still and ghastly upon his pillow He was dead I followed the remains of my py friend to the narrow place ed for all the damp and cold I breathed to no one the secret of his name and his guilt I led it to him 1 now referred lo the paper which had been me by dying man With a hand 1 broke the of envelope and the following addressed lo this letter ever reaches you do not seek to find its unhappy w lit is beyond reach of your noble and a dying I do not seek for hfs Theie is MI hope for my future and terrible and as it nuy is to be lhan realities with which 1 JHI rounded I have strength to the story of my Lei me be You know how we fiom o- You know the lofty hopes and the towering j urged me from your the enjoyment of that friendship the 1 ory of which has since lingered i like an upbraiding spirit at my side at my place of destination aided by the introductory of my friends ami the influence of my family was at once received the first and most fashionable circles of the city I never possessed those principles of i virtue and moral dignity the effect oi which has been so conspicuous in your own character Amidst the flatteries j and attentions of those around me and I in the exciting pursuit of the kindly voice of admonition was un- heard and 1 became the gayest of the gay a leader in every scene of able dissipation The principles of my new companions were those of 1 embraced them with my whole soul You know my former tion to was now changed into a settled unbelief and a bitter haired towards all which I had once been taught to believe sacred and holy Yet amidst the baleful principles which I had imbibed one honorable feeling still lingered in my bosom like a beautiful in the companionship of demons There was one young and lovely creature at whose shrine all the deep affections of my were poured out in the sincerity of early She a ful being to bow down 10 and and as the sainted ones of paradise but ding and unless as a child sessed every advantage of outward it was not thut which about her as a spell the hearts of all who knew her It was light of her beautiful mind which lent the witching of soul lo her fine in her dark eye and like sunshine on her iip and crossing her fair forehead with an intellectual halo Allston I look back to lhat time of love even at this awful crisis in mv destiny with a strange feeling of joy It is the only green spot in the wilderness of the oasis in the desert of being She loved me Allston and a heart more precious than the gems of the east was given up to a wretch unworthy of its slightest re- gard Hitherto pride rather than principle had kept me above the lowest tion of sensual indulgence But for one fatal error I might have been uni- ted lo the lovely of my and oh if sinless purity and love have had power over a mind darkened and perverted as my own I might have been reclaimed from the pathway of might have been happy Bur that fatal error came came the abhorrent shape of some drunkenness I shall never in time or eternity furget that scene it is engraven on my memory in letters oi fire It up before me like a rible it is a dream of reali ty It dashed from my lips the cup of happiness and fixed forever the dark aspect of my destiny had been very gay for there were happy spirits around me and I drank freely and fearlessly fnr the first lime There is something horrible in the first sensations drunkenness tor relief I drank still I was a kard I was delirious I was happy I left the inebriated assembly and ed my steps not to my lodgings but to the home of her whom I nay adored above all others Judge of her surprise and consternation when I entered with a flushed countenance and unsteady tread She was to her aged parents when with an ot's grimace I approached her She started from her glance told her truth and she shrunk from from me to whom her vows were plighted and her young fear with ing and undisguised abhorrence I at her conduct I approached hrr rudely and snatched from her hand the hook which she had been reading I cast it flames which rose brightly from the hearth It wus volume which you call sacred I saw the smoke of its consuming go upward like a sacrifice lo the demon of and there even there by thai I cursed the hook and us author 1 The scene which followed beggars description The shriek of my sinking down jn a of tears of maternal the horror depicted on the countenance of the old these throng even now confusedly my memory 1 staggered to she donr The reception 3 met with and he thereby produced had in some measure the 01 and to full round mowi was up iji ihc fair how beautiful they shone down at I had to look upon the bright and blessed evidences of a holy vading their eur and their exceeding purity like a curse to weary I could have seen beautiful lights extinguished over the fair face of the sky and have smiled with grim satisfaction for the change would been In uni- son my feelings I have in that tearless which mocks at lation the grave of my betrothed died of a broken heart From that moment ali is dark hateful and loathsome in my history am ced to am bowing to disease 1 am without a friend I have no longer the means of subsistence and starvation may yet anticipate the fatal termination of disease which is preying tip in nit Such is the tale of the once gifted St noMe St Let the awful lesson it teaches sink deep in the hearts ol the young and ardent of spirit From the Albany Daily Advertiser SUPPORT POOR AX VI Andrew Patterson was among the first of the New England emigrants to the southern purl of the county of kimer At the commencement of the Revolution he enlisted as a private and by continued good conduct he was moted a little before the close of the Revolution to the rank Orderly Sergeant During the whole of that memorable contest he bad been an tive and hardy soldier At one time he received a letter from Gen ton directing him to take charge of a small scouting party This document he preserved as a most precious jewel until the close of bis life Its contents and the frequent exhibitions of it as he related the stories of the limes that tried meirs constituted the source and fund of all his happiness And when he told the trials and hair breadth scapes to which he had of- ten and again been subjected re- of which would bring big tear in the eye he would show yon the the warrant of his bravery and his integrity He was industrious and of good habits but by pursuing the business of a shoemaker in ly settlement of the place he could ob- tain little if any more than the scanty necessaries of life In the year of his age he was smitten with an fit This crippled and disabled him the remainder of his life In this situation no alternative was left him for subsistence but to apply to the town for support The bare idea rent his very soul and he suffered long before he resorted to this mortifying tive The services lie had rendered the battles he had fought sures of his life for the cause of his country and independence were often taken in review by him and when he mused upon circumstances you would see his manly heart rise with convulsive throes in his bosom Soon after his application for public support the annual town meeting took It had been the practice for one or two years to put up public poor or paupers as they were called at at the annual town meeting and sold to the lowest bidder Patterson was present After the ordinary business of the meeting was over the officers proceeded to the sale of the The name of Patterson was at lasi ed by the auctioneer No sooner did Patterson hear his own person offered for sale than with a convulsive sob he exclaimed can it be possible that my country who has hud all the services of my youth Sc in my old age sell me as a With aid of his crutch and his cane he hobbled a tle one side uf before sale was made his bosom gave another heave accompanied by an agonizing groan his heart burst his look and his body fella lifeless corpse before the assembly who were ling upon his misery ELEGANT EXTRACT From a Sermon of the Joseph Francis Let this idea dwell in our minds that our duties to God and our duties to men are not distinct and ent hul are involved in each er that devotion and virtue are not ferent things hut thing er in different or in different lions in of progress or ci3 cu instances or situations we call devotion for the sake of 3 its initiatory Sc al exert is in its infancy which a il ces is devotion in hs the con- of Drily is at rest of his commands is in action Praise is religion in jhe or in closet industry from a sense of duly is religion in the shop or is in the ih uf is religion in the of is gion dl hearth judicial is on the bench patriotism is religion in the public councils bout the quay in Havana waiting for employment and gambling for sogars for they are inveterate smokers forms one of their most favorite amusements Two parties challenge each other and each 1 iys separate places three or more segars forming a figure blinga triangle they then withdraw a few paces and eagerly watch their piles The owner of the pile on which a first entitled to the To Republican Citizens of tke of Pennsylvania Your Delegates to the Convention now assembled in this city have in addition to the duties more directly assigned to them ed it a fit opportunity to interchange opinions as to the organization and proceedings of the party within their own state Conscious of the purity of their principles and of the high ter of the candidates whom they have presented to the nation the National Republican party have hitherto relied too implicitly upon the claims which were thus created upon the patriotism of the country and neglected the cient organization essential to the tri- umph of die best cause We therefore respectfully call your attention to the following resolutions passed by the National Republican Convention now assembled and earnestly invoke a com- with their That Central Corresponding Committees he provisionally appointed in the several states anil that it be recommended that Committees be organized throughout the country for the purpose of insuring tion and of advancing the general interests of the National party That it be recommended to the Young Men of the National Republican ty to hold a Convention in the City of ington on the first Monday in May You will have observed fellow zens that in conjunction with gates from the other States of the U- represented in this Convention we have placed in nomination for the Offices of President and Vice dent of the United States HENRY CLAY of Kentucky and JOHN T of Pennsylvania Believing thai you will unanimously concur with the Convention in their timate of the services talents and tues of those illustrious citizens your delegates have deemed it expedient to recommend to you to assemble in your respective counties and Senatorial dis- and elect a number of delegates equal to the number of Senators and Representatives each county and dis- may have in the general assembly to meet in conventional LAST TUESDAY OF NEXT for the purpose of nominating an electoral ticket to be supported by the party at the ensuing presidential e- lection and of taking info consideration suck measures in relation to the stale ces ns skull be deemed necessary to he triumph of our We estly request a prompt compliance with these recommendations Brill Dec 1831 Robt Burke W A V Magaw Thos M Jolly Thomas Calvin Mason Anthony Taylor W I-L Hopkins Jos 0 Clarkson T B Win Lyon A Lacock Th Burnside Josiah Randall R Smith Jno B Butler Ewiner Samuel Alexander James Calhoun Wm Darling Sharp D Lewis S of our readers have heard of the officer who having lost all bis money at play received assistance from a friend on condition that he i would never afterwards touch a card or a dice but a few weeks after he was found in an straws j with a brother gambler for hundreds of pounds The most harmless species of ling which we ever witnessed we believe 10 be peculiar to blacks in Cuba Many of these stout hearty good-humored fellows daily collect A- NOMINATION OF MR CLAY Clay is now before the people as the Candidate of the National Republican by three-fourths of the whole of the slates of Union for President of the United States Now then docs il become every man who aspires lo the name of National Republican man who would purge himself of the suspicion of cowardice or criminal man who is more of a patriot than a lu be up and doing lo kle on his plant his foot firmly and put into the contest We have run up the flag of Henry Clay and Never shaH it be halted down while we have an idea lo support it and a ger to give record to the thought The sow nil of this nomination soon reach the remotest sections of the U- and will rouse to hope and active thousands and Jens of who been timidly but iously wailing for of energy Sc concert among our friends and ho on the first signal will spring forward to useful and efficient We have heretofore had every thing to Jhc doubts and apprehensions paralyzed divided and dis- our parly Hereafter that danger will no longer present itself while activity and union offer Jo us the most glorious results Let us be true to ourselves true lo our cause and candidate and the days of misrule are numbered and beyond the dark of surrounding clouds we shall discern the sunny promise of B more genial Nal
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