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   Alleganian (Newspaper) - May 3, 1865, Cumberland, Maryland                                VOLUME 1, CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1865; NUMBER: 52: tTEBY WEDNESDAY MORNING. Offlco 'on Mechanic: Street, near Ilia National House. TE1JMS OF SUJiSCUll'TION TWO DOIJjAItS ucrjnir, iiiv.irulili In iidvalicp. No subscription inuriTfor u las inrind tluu Jndci: of the Circuit JAS. SMITH. Ou-k of tlie Circuit HEbLCV. Kreister of W. tlUUVHIt. BASH- T. Htnlc'a A. Til____ CltlSIIUl.M, Ju. Judsrs ol thu Orphan's J. II. It. CAMl'tlKIX, rater, A. M. F.. HUSH. CHARMS KIJJAII 1'KIEVD, JOII.V IIKM. .1- I..' I.. lo BI10WX. CHAS. C. SHRiVER CO. WHOLESALE HETAIL DEAmtS IX MlUOS, CHEMICALS. TAINTS, OILS, mull, COODP, rKnFUVr.nV, nnilKAi'UVTUILr.T AISTin.li. rornv of Baltimore uuil Mii.hr.nlc JunoH, y. JAMES M. SUIILHY'ri OFFICE, >y SWK or MD. WILLIAM DKYKCMON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, THE MOTHER'S PRAYER. DT UnK. IIELEf Illlll. It from the lijis Ilial hail pirated On the brou uf rwiiic luniKciitc. in lilln And soft ilni vvt Miwt uir Sank into the luutlitrV uraiir. It luurninred in ncrintston, Uniltrnml Tliuujjli the- i vw Mmllnl briglitlr, thi An nngil tottH ktutt tin re, Tor Inr tliihl softly jit1 jiniyir. It nvknl for Itic IOVM! one, mil riilies or pomr, I .Nor Usiuly tliit fiilniu llicploYirlnmitlii llonir, I lint urtiiu tu t 1'or tln-v she w.u a niuUiuN pure pnivi 1 It is niul lier eliild awir on the tide (If n lilu cur injjmjr wish JM-MOII nnd temptation may lure luui, it Anil ttie liu-l thing to fide mothers'5 dear prai en It mi.- nut be cannot It Kill clinp to its minmry tliro1 pleii-ltre nr pain, 'though lite fsky frniinetii diritit, uh.it s.ues from uVpnir.' 'Tis tlie ofiiia home, Rild his mother's list prai tr. It h.is breatlinl n tinll o'er the soul in its A lii irui from ill evil, mtinory worn, A t'elnw hose ilirir nil nntr pjlu'neutli Iliepbre Ul tilt fiLc iijhtd nliuring trow her, nnd Iroin [.rai tr. It nm seem but n triilc, een so long in n stats of agonizing aus- that any certainty, even this direful tie, was a relief. Still her step did not re- gain its and her grief, if not loud j vas deep. 'Her friends miitoook despair for calmness. She grew paler and thinner, and now frequently kept 'her room for days to- gether. Her lover had been gone some eight months when her hand was again sought in mar- riage. George AAreimar was a gentle, mild old man of about scvctitj' years of age, wealthj', and of large influence in bis native town. He was an old friend of A'anitikn's father, and had long thought of seeking A'aninka for his bride. AViien, however, he had seen the placebo coveted abont lobe worthily filled, ho had kept Mlent nn the subject of his desires, and cultivated the ac- quaintance of his ladv-luvii's Now, deceived as olhcra were by A'aninka'a quiet demeanor, he advanced his suit. Her parents knowing that ho would ppare no pains or expense to make her happy, urged their child to accept his offer, and she con- sented to sec him. die Riid, "I wish lo loll j'on how grateful I feel for j our kind and ilittcriug offer, and to place my situation fully before you. Since I hoard of my ir- reparable loss, I have felt that 1 should ere long join him; still, I have endeavored faith- fully to pet form the duties left lo me. I do not think I shall live long; but if I can by means add lo the happiness of another, God has granted ntc the will lo do so. If j-ou will accept my hand, knowing that my heart is in Hcnrj's grave, it is yours, and I will endeavor to fulfill my duties as a wife, trusting to your love and indulgence to for- give if I fail to make you happy while I am with you." The good old man was loo happy to have his offi-r accepted on anj- and ho thanked her warmly. A day was soon fct for the wedding, and all things were making readj-. Mr. AYcimnr hoped, by travelling nnd other diversions of her mind, to raise his bride's spirits and prolong her feeble life. v a ft Again it was the night before A'aninka'a wedding, and again she was seated, lost in thought, in the same clriir that wo first saw her in, Xow, alas, the rcrery was n very painful one, and low choking sobs took the place of her former happy smiles. She was sitting painfully reflecting on the past, when n shadow fell on the ground before her, and, raising her eyes, shcsaw a stranger standing, looking on her. He stood with his back to the light; she could not see bis face, but something made her heart stand still as fho rose to greet him. Ho only said one word, "Araninka and, exclaiming, "Henry she sprang to his embrace. lie caught her passionately to hisbrcajtand held her there as if he feared another separation. paid a pleasant voice nt the door, "there is a change of and 3Fr. Weimar citeted tho room. A'aninka stood a moment confused, but, taking her hand ho placed it in Henry's, raj "Take her, Henry; she is too J'oung, good, and handsome for an old man like myself. I was a fool to'think of it. Take her, and my wannest blessings attend j'our union." And, with a kind beaming smile, the old man left them together. This lime A'aninka's wedding was not postponed, and as Ilenrj' and A'aninka stood before the altar, Mr. AYcimar, watching the happy. Mushing faeu of the bride, owned that he could not have called up, with all his devotion, such nn expression of perfect love and joy. brief the dis- tance between life nnd death Life is but the vestibule of death, and our pilgrimage on earth is but a journey to the The pulse lhat denotes our life-stay beats our death-march; the blood which through our bodies, while it flows with the tide of life, floats them onward to tho depths oT death. 0 how closely allied is death to life. Trees do but grow that they may be fulled. L'mpircs rise nnd flourish but lo de- cay; they rise lo fall. Death is the black servant who rides behind the chariot of life. Death rcachcth far throughout this world, nnd has stamped all terrestrial things with he broad arrow of the grave. Hut blessed >c GOD there is n place where death is not ifu's equal, following hard his track, as evening shades the sun's meridian, nor life's companion like a brother stricking and cleaving close. There life reins alone; there IttUh knolls are never tolled. Blessed land ibove the skies To reach it wo must die; )Ut if nfler death we obtain a glorious im- norlalily, thpn to die-is There is nothing that so'awakens the di- vinity within us as lofty music. In the Inhy- riuths.of the car, as in those of Hgjpt, gods io buried. It is not a single sudden blow 'lhat crush- 's but ihs long" cndtirancu uf icavy an ainall- TUo Power of Uio Eloquence, from the hai justly been regarded as one of ths of human attributes. Demosthenes swayed the listening masses of old. just 33 AVcBster did a few years ago, and their rounding pe- riods were more powerful than the', force of love or arms.. Antcloqucnt speaker 'plays upon his audicncn as upon .an it is his "harp of a thousand and vrondcrons arc the chords and dischonls he can awaken from it.' The sentiments expressed arc of little consequence, so far as their acceptation or rejection go, if they bo clothed in wringing words, and delivered'in _earnestness and grace. The paltriest readily swallowed by the crowd, if the orator has the true ton- gue of honey and the eye of fire. It, is n, dangerous, power, this arid mighty as dangerous. It has been sadly a- bused, too, in all times and places. The finest intellect and the uiost mcllifiu- ous voice has often been employed in fright- ening innocent kindly men and women iaio- a gloomy horror of death, or defending hard- cued and notorious criminals from n punish- ment mo'it richly merited. Let him irUo- possesses this great power use it Warilj-. Lei him remember that God "has endowed him'with a grand and terrible gift he is born to move his'fellow-menu ho him also know that be held responsible for the deeds to'which Tie- persuades or excites his' hearers. The counsel who, in tho litce of reason, and against his own belief, assists the fratri- cide or tho ignoble assassin to escape, the penalty of his pours forth' the wine of eloquence like a strong and sweet libation, until the heads the twelve h'nn- est hut simplo minded jurors arc fairly turn- ed, and they the moment, black is white, and good.is bad. Such a one we is actually, in the sight of Heaven, an accomplice in his'clicnt'n crimi- nality, and his fault is the greater, for thai he has taken it upon himself deliberately and open-eyed. ,i'i In short, eloquence is like Grc.' In'a good cause, it is a. boon and works wonders of usefulness: but in a bad cause it is a bane, a blight, and works naught but ten-fold destruction. j.1 Tun LOST Amer- ican says A great' deal of nonsense has been uttered by sensation lecturers and mag- a7inn writers about wonderful arts.-which- perifihcd with tho ancients. To trust in lamcnlalions of iho wiseacres over tbo "lost one would think we had fallen npon v cry degenerate times "nono of the doleful stories arc true. t Cleopatra, no doubt, was a very fine woman 'but sh'e never dissolved pearls in wine. Architne3es was a great man in his days, but ncrcr set fire to the Unman ahips with burning glss' scs, as the fables relate. Tho ancients had no useful arts which wor do not understand better and practice more skillfully than they did. The humblest American mechanic could teach the polish- ed Greek and the cunning Egyptian "scien- ces and arts of which they never dreamed. Tho ancients, indeed, did many wonderful things which have not since been repeated; but thej- were only such things ss arc not worth doing over again. If we had occasion to build such a fool thing as a pyramid wo would improve on their model in every res- pect; and instead of keeping a hundred thou-- s-and half-starved slave's at the-work for twenty years we could turn it onl finished m a few months. George Law and a hundred others would be willing to tate the contract at a day'a notice. If any people, now days lived in a con- dition like the ancients they would be of sincere pity, and it would be pur duty speedily to send missiottrics among them. What a lamentabla sisht would ho a nation of great mental vigor, half-clothed and poor' ly fed tilling Iho earth with wooden plows; without soap, pins, friction matches or india- rubber Uow queenly, would one of our factory girls appear to them! How magical the art of a Yankee clock-maker I iBeggan, with regard to thn' substantial comforts of life, farc'bctlcr1 ancient kings. I Our modern civilization is surely "jnet what is suited for lie cf.hmuanitr. Tho sleani engine, politics, mor- ality, and ovcry'good tuiiigTnovi ok togctjj- cr AYe'lobfc I'at-t, to note, as warmngv.thv piths of ._cr-.. ror .we- push tin cheerfully utmost impnriaucc NEWSPAPER!   

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