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   Adams Sentinel, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1832, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania                                At .7.ci per aiuiuni, in advance, or if not uaul iheywir. PUBLISHED BY ROBERT G. HARPER. S Advertisements square, for !i J els. per s. for each cont "Ri'sittt toith care the spirit ofiimooution upon ike. principles of your Government, however .yi-cwts 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 hcavo a tender sig'li For sorrow nolilsown which nil around Beholds a dreary void, where hope perhaps May rlart a feeble ray, but knows not where to point its, aim 1 Is there a heart like this at such a sitjht, 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 heav'n has taught to ftel The purest joys which mortals e'er can know, With gratitude recall the blessings giv'n 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 mind: And never, never, shall succeeding woes ETace 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 F-Iath 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 check'd in soaring from the plain, Darken to fogs and sink again But if they once triumphant spread Their wings above the mountain head, Become cnthron'd 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 men- 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 soliiude 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 intel- 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 poelry beautiful home of and glorious aspirations. Henry St. Clair was never at heart a Christian. He never enjoyed the visi taiions of that pure and blessed influ- ence, which conies imo the silence and loneliness of the human bosom, to build up anew the broken alutrs of its faith, and revive the droopinjr flowers of its desolated affections. He loved ihe works of the ijreal God with ihe love of an enthusiast. But beyond the visi- ble and outward passing magnificence of the beauty and grandeur of the earth, and the il- limitrible 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 distin- guish it from a thousand others; it i-i the brief and biography of one tipnn whose palhway the sunshine of happiness rested, unshadowed by a pas- sing cloud. We were happy in our the time of manhood came; and we were paried by our dif- ferent interests, and by tlie opposite tendency of circumstances peculiar to each other. It was a slight of cold and starless iciueinber it -with painful distinctness, although your af- 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 cagejly forward, when I felt rnvself suddenly seized by 3be arm and a voice fluJ-e 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 no: me lo re- was totally unarmed, and aliogetherunacquainied with the strug- gle of mortal jeopardy. But I did re- the other holding OIK- instant 1 saw my assail- ant iu the posture 1 have the next, lie was disarmed and writhing beneath me. It seemed as if an in- fant's 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 repeat- 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 meeting! Shoot exclaim- ed, and there was a dreadful earnestness in his manner, which sent the hoi blood of indignation cold and ice like up-m my heart. "Shoot were once my mercy kill me I" A horrthle 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 rob- ber, as w'uh some difficulty he regain- ed his feel, "even you have forgotten me. Even you refuse the only mercy man can now render rnercy of utter annihilation Actuated by a sudden and half-defi- ned impulse, I caught hold of the stran- ger's arm, and hurried him towards the light of a street-lamp. It fell full upon his ghastly and death-like features, and on his attenuated form, and his ragged apparel. Breathless and eagerly I ga- 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 wa.s the friend oTmy whose memory I had cher- 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 loath- someness of adepraved and brutal appe- the vile tokens of a disgusting sensuality, and thedeformily of disease. "Well may you said St. am fit only for the companion- 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 hu- 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 xvas upon him. He mo- tioned me to his bed-side after the phy- sician had departed; he strove to speak, bui the words died upon his lips. He then drew from his bosom a sealed Sel- 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 unhap- py friend to the narrow place appoint- ed for all the damp and cold church-vard. I breathed to no one the secret of his name and his guilt. I led it to slumht-r wiih him. 1 now referred lo the paper which had been luuided me by ihe dying man With a irembling hand 1 broke the sea! of ihe envelope, and re.nl the following, addressed lo myself: this letter ever reaches you, do not seek to find its unhappy w lit is beyond ihe reach of your noble gen- ginhy and a dying niuu. I do not seek for hfs. Theie is MI hope for my future and terrible, and imstvrious as it nuy set'JU. is to be drc.idtd lhan ihe 4wfu3 realities with which 1 JHI sur- rounded. "I have linlc strength to icll yo'i the story of my fjll. Lei me be You know how we pjrtcd fiom o- ihcr. You know the lofty hopes and the towering ftelingsof ambition.which j urged me from your the enjoyment of that friendship, the inem- 1 ory of which has since lingered i like an upbraiding spirit at my side !l arritrd at my place of destination jsiid aided by the introductory epistle? 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 pleasuie, the kindly voice of admonition was un- heard and 1 became the gayest of the gay a leader in every scene of fashion- able dissipation. The principles of my new companions were those of infideli- 1 embraced them with my whole .soul. You know my former disposi- tion to duubt 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 anjrel in the companionship of demons. There was one young and lovely creature, at whose shrine all the deep affections of my htMi'l were poured out. in the sincerity of early She wasindred a beauti- ful being to bow down 10 and and as the sainted ones of paradise, but confi- ding and unless as a child. Sin- pos- sessed every advantage of outward it was not thut which galli- c-red about her, as wiih a spell, the hearts of all who knew her. It was ihe light of her beautiful mind, which lent the witching of soul lo her fine in her dark eye, and piuying like sunshine on her iip, and crossing her fair forehead with an intellectual halo. "Allston I look back to lhat spring- 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 degrada- tion of sensual indulgence. But for one fatal error I might have been uni- ted lo the lovely beini? of my afieciions and oh if sinless purity and persuasive-- love c'ouid 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 loath- some drunkenness. I shall never, in time or eternity, furget that scene it is engraven on my memory in letters oi fire. It COIIH-S up before me like a ter- 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 drun- kard. I was delirious, I was happy. I left the inebriated assembly, and direct- 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 reading- to her aged parents, when with an idi- ot's grimace I approached her. She started from her glance told her ihe fata! truth and she shrunk from from me, to whom her vows were plighted and her young af- fections fear, with loath- ing, and undisguised abhorrence. I rri- tuted at her conduct. I approached hrr rudely, and snatched from her hand the hook which she had been reading I cast it ihe flames, which rose brightly from the hearth. It wus ihe volume which you call sacred. I saw the smoke of its consuming go upward like a sacrifice lo the demon of intem- perance, and there, even there, by thai fire-side, I cursed the hook and us author 1 "The scene which followed beggars description. The shriek of my betroih sinking down jn a stjue of JM- 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 ha'J met with, and 'he i-xcitfjnent thereby produced, had ohvi- .ifod in some measure the rifect 01 iu- loxicit'io'i; and In-gjn to 3is t'nipii'1. Th-.- full, round mowi, was up iji ihc ihe fair, how pjs-iing beautiful they shone down at Ihit hour! I had to look upon the bright and blessed evidences of a holy ai-d all-per- vading inteUigence nigh! their eur and their exceeding purity like a curse to ?oy weary vHiorj. I could have seen tho.se beautiful lights extinguished. aTid ihe night-cloud svfcepinjj over the fair face of the sky. and have smiled with grim satisfaction, for the change would lu-.e been In uni- son my feelings. "Aiistoii! I have vHiied, in that tearless agoxy which mocks at conso- lation, the grave of my betrothed. 6he died of a broken heart. From that moment, ali is dark, hateful, and loathsome, in my history. am redu- 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 ihi: disease which is preying tip in nit'." Such is the tale of the once gifted St noMe St. CLiir. Let the awful lesson it teaches sink deep in the hearts ol the young and ardent of spirit. From the Albany Daily Advertiser. SUPPORT CM-' Till-: POOR. AX lUSrOlUC VI. TVLK. Andrew Patterson was among the first of the New England emigrants to the southern purl of the county of Hk-r- kimer. At the commencement of the Revolution he enlisted as a private, and by continued good conduct he was pro- moted, a little before the close of the Revolution, to the rank ol'an Orderly Sergeant. During the whole of that memorable contest he bad been an ac- tive and hardy soldier. At one time he received a letter from Gen. Washing- 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, ihe re- citul of which would bring ihe "big tear drop1' 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 ihe ear- ly settlement of the place, he could ob- tain little if any more than the scanty necessaries of life. In the 68th year of his age he was smitten with an apo- plectic 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 alterna- tive. The services lie had rendered the battles he had fought ihe expo- sures of his life for the cause of his country and independence, were often taken in review by him; and when he mused upon ihe.se 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 ihe public poor, (or paupers as they were called) at vetidue 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 cri- 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 beggar.5' With ihe aid of his crutch and his cane he hobbled a lit- tle one side uf ihe before sale was made, his bosom gave another heave, accompanied by an agonizing groan, his heart burst, his .sou! look and his body fella lifeless corpse, before the assembly who were specula- ling upon his misery, ELEGANT EXTRACT. From a Sermon of the Flev. Joseph Francis. "Let this idea dwell in our minds, that our duties to God and our duties to men, are not distinct and ind-pcml- ent duiifS, hul are involved in each oili- er; that devotion and virtue are not dif- ferent things, hut ihesjme thing; eith- er in different siages or in different sla- lions. in diHVrcnt pninis of progress or ci3 cu instances or situations. Wh-it we call devotion, for the sake of distinc- 3 '3'j'i'ig its initiatory Sc instrument- al exert is in its infancy iJie which, ahcr a linn- il produ- ces, is devotion in hs itur'uy the con- trmjjlsition of Drily is devotjoja at rest; tht- rxccutiou of his commands is devo- tluu in action. Praise is religion in jhe tvmph1, or in ihe closet industry, from a sense of duly, is religion in the shop or fk-H comwrciisl inlegi'ity is nrh- in the m-irl ih uf consoldiHsn is religion in the of MikJifss; instruciion is rvli- gion dl hearth judicial is nTjgion 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 down.in separate places, three or more segars, forming a figure resem-., blinga triangle; they then withdraw a few paces, and eagerly watch their res- pective piles. The owner of the pile on which a first entitled to the JVeiv-s To Ihe Nnlivixil Republican Citizens of tke Cornniomveitllh of Pennsylvania. FKLLOW CJTIZUXS Your Delegates to the Convention, now assembled in this city, have, in addition to the duties more directly assigned to them, deem- 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 charac- 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 effi- 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- pliance with their recommendations: "RKSOLVKP, 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' cu-opera- tion, and of advancing the general interests of the National I'l'pubUcnn party. That it be recommended to the Young Men of the National Republican par- ty, to hold a Convention in the City of Wash- ington, on the first Monday in May." You will have observed, fellow citi- zens, that in conjunction with ihe dele- gates from the other States of the U- nion represented in this Convention, we have placed in nomination for the Offices of President and Vice Presi- dent of the United States, HENRY CLAY of Kentucky, and JOHN SER- T of Pennsylvania. Believing thai you will unanimously concur with the Convention in their es- timate of the services, talents and vir- tues of those illustrious citizens, your delegates have deemed it expedient to recommend to you to assemble in your respective counties and Senatorial dis- tricts and elect a number of delegates, equal to the number of Senators and Representatives each county and dis- trict may have in the general assembly, to meet, in conventional ihe LAST TUESDAY OF iMAY 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 tnsurt (he triumph of our principles- We earn- estly request a prompt compliance with these recommendations. Brill Dec. 16th, 1831. Robt. Burke, W. A. V. Magaw, Thos. M. Jolly, Thomas M'Giffin, Calvin Mason, Anthony Taylor, W. I-L Diliinifham, Wash'n. Hopkins, Jos. 0. Clarkson, T. B. Coieman, Win. Lyon, A. Lacock, Th. Burnside, Josiah Randall, R. Pcnn Smith, Jno. B. Butler, Nathl. Ewiner, Samuel Alexander, James Calhoun, Wm. Darling, Sharp D. Lewis, Pete- S. Michlcr. 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 out-house straws j with a brother gambler, for hundreds of pounds. The most harmless species of gamb- ling, which we hjve ever witnessed, we believe 10 be peculiar to ihe blacks in Cuba. Many of these stout, hearty, good-humored fellows, daily collect A- NOMINATION" OF MR. CLAY __ -Mr. Clay is now before the people as the Candidate of the National Republican by three-fourths of the whole of the slates of ihe Union, for President of the United States Now, then, docs il become every man who aspires lo the name of National Republican, eiery man who would purge himself of the suspicion of trea- cowardice, or criminal cvt-ry man who is more of a patriot than a pariizau. lu be up and doing, lo buc- kle on his inuour, plant his foot firmly, and put 3jSs into the contest. We have run up the flag of Henry Clay, and Never shaH it be halted down while we have an idea 5efi lo support it, and a fin- ger to give record to the thought. The sow nil of this nomination w5H soon reach the remotest sections of the U- jiion, and will rouse to hope and active cxi-rUon, thousands and Jens of thous- aj4tLs, who hjve been timidly but anx- iously wailing for developemsnt of energy Sc concert among our friends, and ho, on the first signal, will spring forward to useful and efficient excrlion. We have heretofore had every thing to Jhc doubts and apprehensions wlijch paralyzed, divided and dis- couraged 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 {jujefjly discern the sunny promise of B more genial Nal. Jottrn.   

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