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   Settler And Pennon (Newspaper) - February 3, 1844, Smethport, Pennsylvania                                SETTLER PENNON SMETHPORT MKEAN COUNTY FEB 3 1844 THE SETTLER AND PENNON 19 PUBIISHBD WEEKLY W VI ATT dollar five ceniB In udvances Two dolUrg If not paid within three months after subscribing Two dollars fifty cents invariably when not paid within the year Advertisements will be inserted at One dollar per square Long Primer for the first three insertions and wcniyfive cents for each subsequent one Figure work litublc price A discount will be made to those who ndvertiie by the year tjNo paper or advertisement will he discontinued until all are paid unless ut the option of the publisher must be post paid to receive attention WOLF STORY Some forty years since a gentle tnnn purohnsed alnrge tract of land in Delaware county New York near tho scource of tho Delaware river He hnd employed a number of hands to make n clearing on a slightly rising piece contiguous to the stream Some time nfter it wits completed he was in duced to stroll that way attractedby a noise on tho opposite side as of animals running or in chaso and apparently ipuking towards where he was As wild animals were then more abundant and having no weapon to defend him self if attacked he was induced to seek safety in one of tho adjoining trees doubtless thinking the better part of He had barely seated himself upon one of the limbs when he heard a sudden rush and plunge as of a heavy body in the water nearly opposite to where he was which was immediately succeeded by another and almost as soon as thought a fine buck made his appearance in the clearing and Close to hisi heels a fiercelooking wolf It was evident from the appear ance of both that tho run had been arduous and well contested but ho of the antlers had not gone outjof sight be fore his ruthless foe was upon him and his struggles were soon ended in death Though tempting the gentleman had no idea of contending for the prize with his savage and halffamished looking neighbor he therefore made up his mind to let tho wolf finish his repast to repletion if desired ere he de scended But to his surprise his wolf ship secmod not so hav KlO WHO IS SHE BY ELLEN AflltTON Bur who is she asked my stately aunt with an incredulous stare as I paused out of breadth after expatiating on the accomplishments and good quali ties of my friend Amy Bowlby to whom my cousin Tom was paying what we young ladies thought very particular attentions I hope Thomas wont think of disgracing the family by any improper Who was she For tho first tlmo in my life I was at a loss for an answer to n question about Amy Who was shel In oil my acquaintance wilh her Iliad never thought of making this enquiry I knew she was sweettempered lovely and her lather was a shopkeeper in comfortable though ot wealthy circumstances and that he as considered one of the most worthy men in the place What more need I now Whether her ancestors were ch or poor gentle or not was a uestion that had never troubled mo But my aunt had different he was descended from a family which had come over wilh the earliest ottlers and taken up a patent for a urge tract of land that still sufficed for 10 support of the descendants of tho riginal proprietor the value of tho roperty having increased in an exact atio with his family In the present generation the estate had for the first ime ceased to be snfiicient for the uxuries of his many descendants so liat the portion which fell to my aunt larely afforded her a comfortable sub But with the near approach jf poverty her family pride increased imming her many excellent qualities I dont know I answered after an embarrassing silence but de ermined to stand by my Amys family originally was bull mow her to be an estimable girl her Uther a worthy man and nil her re atives excellent people In this country where worth makes the man thai is surely am astonished to hear you say so replied my aunt nervously wiping her spectacles I never knew any one of our family to hold such sentiments before 10 know that birth and guarantees of education and edutuli ing satisfied himself that his prey was lifeless and casting his eye around ap parently for tho purpose of ascertaining his whereabouts ho retracted his steps and after passing the river waa soon out of sight and hearing Tho gentleman thinking it strange the wolf had Infl his prey with his hun ger unappeased descended from tho tree and being a strong athletic man and moreover not being too strongly impressed with the prevailing notion that to the vicior belongs tho spoil shouldered the carcase of the buck anc carried it some distance and hid it in a close set thicket and as ho was much puzzled to account for the action of th wolf in leaving it untnsted and think ing there was something in it mor than met the eye he concluded to re turn to his station in the tree and wait tho result particularly as the sun was is some truth In what yousny itit these exceptions dont disprove the ule Generally my dear niece you vill find no person except one of family be a gentleman or lady Ive ivod in this world thirty years longer ban you have and ought to know more of the mutter than a young per This was tho reply which aunt always gave when she had no more to sny so I wisely turned the conver sation But I secretly resolved to find out what I could of Amys family and f it should happen to bo what rny aunt considered genteel to tell her so at tho earliest opportunity in order to have my revenge on her ibr disparaging my ricnd An opportunity soon occurred Vty cousin Tom had already engaged himself to Amy and the next day made me his confidnnt for he expected a general opposition on the part ofhis aunts and wished to secure nn But to do Tom justice he wished to conciliate his family only for the sako of peace For himself ho was indif ferent whether they thought his match suitable or not He was in his own right master of a the best in tho and he had early learned to think for himself Amy is every way fitted to make me a good wife and her family is highly respectable what more need I ask for he said I beliovc she is descended from a noble bat that I caio nothing about I utend to take the brond ground that psrsflnnl qualities are sufficient provided the ladys family is I gave Tom my assurance that I would take his part when he was ab sent The verynext morning the tempest burst said aunt Mary I am told our Tom is really engaged to Amy Bowlby Tom is his own master and can do as he pleases but for my part 1 think 1 ho is disgracing tho Aunt Mary spoke under some ex citement for her prejudices made her feel the affair keenly One or two of her maiden sisters followed her to the samo effect All looked at mo us if I was expected to speak I did not in shrink from thn discussion Ciinjt1 LI I siicl ttV Borne thtee or four hours in height Sometime had elapsed before tho monotony was broken when sundry yelps wore hoard in the distance as of animals fast approaching anon a plunge into tho water followed by a general one and tho leader appeared in the clearing in the victorious wolf much dated wilh glistening ayes head ears and toil erect accompanied by his fel Jpws he dashed to the spot Not see Jng his prey ho appeared struck with consternation his head and tail drooped it was evident that ho was suffer ing under nn acute paroxysm of companions also seemed much sur prised for a moment looking at the ap parent culprit with rueful glances and Smllting occasional growls of disap probation They continued to scent gnd rescent the ground around failing 10 find either the prey or the trail then turned with fury in their eywfupon the supposed deceiver and each fastened file deadly fang upon him he meeting ils death as if deserved without re With one of their peculiar themselves to liinDublim to they tboo betook fjhe even you will admit is what the I would have withdrawn from the discussion had tho speaker been any one but aunt Mary but she had a good heart and I uw sho would hear mo without offence So 1 resolved to do fend Amy But aunt 1 said cannot persons be properly educated even if their family has been poor or You know you have often said that tho education of tho heart is of more im portance than the cultivation of tho in tellect Now a poor man can bring up his children to practice morality even if he cant afford to give them an ex pensive education in said my aunt a little staggered and wiping her spectacles hurriedly very true but though n child thus brought up may mnke a very good person and fill his or her station in society decorously yet such an in dividual is not fit for tho society of ladies or gentlemen owing to the want of those accomplishments and other ac quirements which aro always found in the best suppose I find you a person who though of a poor family has such ac then Why if it was ono of our sex she would be a prodigy A man may and In this country often does rise Still neither a man nor woman if brought up out of good society can over acquire finished manners Its There my dear aunt I differ with you Grace and refinement come by mture though susceptible of improve is the subslaneo of a remark 1 tiave met eomswlwre in my late reading And in the circle of our acquaintance I can find numerous examples of tho truth of the observation There is Harry Conway who is of a rich family and has had tho beat education yc where will you find a more vulgai manl There too is Sally Yemen the rich is conceited im pertinent and awkward Yet she ha been educated in Purls Look a til I continued tusking convert by fIJMf Btf tM totilna I George cares onlyfo his horses and neglects his sweet wife Dojoucajlhiro a gentleman M is ruil I must sny vnrmly that such an expression right havo beon spared in my presence onsidoring the friendship existing be ween Amy and myself It was hasty my child 1 indly said aunt Mary but then lough Amy may mako yoiianexcel ent dont follow that she will nakoTom a pood Why not snicl I Amy is sweet empercd accomplished of u good jerson and handsomo face and loves Tom distractedly What more does t require to constitute not only a good wife but ono for a man to ho proud of Your only objection to Amy is that her keeps a retail storo instead of leing an importer or commission mor n very good responded one of my aunts who hud aunt Marys irojudioes without her good Who wants I ask to visit a shop keepers family and havo to go through he store clown stairs to gut to the par lor on the second floor That isnt the case at Mr Bowlbys if it was I donl sso how it would make him or his family either better or interposed aunt Mary anxious to placo the discussion on what sho thought Its strongest grounds you cant get over Miss Bowlbys They are nobodies Now wo have been among the gentry ever since our camo from England Tom ought to keep up tho importance of the family by marrying into one equally as You know we talked of this I responded some days ago and stop ped at last because wo could never agree about it Tom I think he is if ft girls family is respectable and she herself worthy it matters little whether her ancestors were kings or peasants though ho says if history is to bo believed tho formti1 were the worst men nnd if any preference is to be given it should bo to the descendants of tho latter Now the truth continued maliciously our family if the traditions in it ore true was originally that nfa re spectable farmer In England who sold his property there and bought with the proceeds a large tract of forest land on this side the but wo havo been among the gentry over answered aunt Mary warmly not liking the turn I gavo to tho conversation wo were not always so my dear replied and if wo look a round us we shall most of the families of our acquaintance have onco risen out of nothing others have fallen gradually from wealth rank and consideration into obscurity Indued in this country it is difficult to find a family which has retained its standing since so late n period oven nstho set lleinunt while prior to ihnt period tho origin of most is lost in The vast majority of tho adventurers who camo hero at first were in im poverished or nt best middling cir few wero the poor younger sons decayed still fewer wero men of Even admitting noble birth to be some thing to bo proud of how few do wo find who can really trace their origin to it I know one indeed eagerly asked three of my listeners in a breath Amy 1 replied de murcly her greatgrandfather was an English earl and they still bear the family name though I suppose there is no chance of inheriting tho coronet Amys mother is from a noble Hugue not family Misfortune stripped her parents of their wealth and they left Charleston where they onco lived In the first circles and established them selves here considering it a bettor field in which to find support for themselves and children by honest I said this with some triumph Its effect was electric Not ono of the group spoken word Aunt Surah look ed at aunt Ellen and both looked at aunt Mary I was busily occupied in my sowing or pretended to be so 1 declare at length said aunt Sarah I never dreamed of this and yet I always thought there was something very lady like in Miss will call on her of said aunt Ellen Aunt Mary had too much good sensf to say anything after tho opinions site had expressed But I saw Irotn her demeanor how much she was mortified at her mistake She bent her eyes on her knitling und could not look me u the Tom VVMS married beloro tho winter vvus ovur and no nore popular in our family than THE SHOPKEEPERS DAUGHTER NO 1 Make sure of as a place for them as possible Sive them straw beds to sleep Upon Comfort able animals will thrive best and give bnci the test returns In tho day lime when JWr children are at school cut and haul homo wood enough to keep n years stock of seasoned fuel beforehand This is In short every farmer 1ms to do in nnd thut well done is often the moat important mid pro fitable labor of the whole Keep stirring and do good FARM1N0 IN WINTER Wliat shall a farmer ax n far mer do in winter He lias much to do in the winter peculiar to IPS his house in his barn in the woods and at market There has a great deal to do for llie promotion ol his In the first pltice il the rigors of the season drive him in doors let him think himself n lucky man for it is to the family that his first nnd most important duties are Has hen wife and children Let him mnko the first his companion friend and equal nnd let him devote his thoughts and labors for the instruc tion and improvement of his children See that they are well and tidily clad Seo that they go to school nnd are furnished with suitable books See that their winter evenings are employed in useful reading und study with innocent amusements intermixed rather than in visiting the haunts of dissipation and ruin Let the winter be devoted to the duties of the fireside and the calls of social intercourse Having everything in order in the house both as it respects the physical moral and intellectual wants of the family let his next I attention be devoted lothedoin estic nmnrals of the barn nnd fold Keep the stalls clean Blanket the horses und ii you do he same to the cows w mtich the EFFECT OF CONSISTENT EXAMPLE A young lody who had sisted nil the warnings oi Bible and compunctions ol A science and appeals of the pjii went pass a few clays in n ly over which religion had slioo its hallowed influence of cheerful ness and affection And as she witnessed the calm joy which beamed upon their mornings and gilderl the sliding hours of the evening as she witnessed the mut ual attachment Strengthened by unencumbered acts of kindness and enlivened by the anticipations of a better home on high her hear was touched wilh the conscious ness of the utter heartlessness of her She was thus led to convinced of sin she was gi theSoviour and found that v doms ways are indeed ways pleasantness and all ber paths an peace There was a sient influ ence in the happy piety ol this fiimih which was irresistible and which brought her in submission to the feet of Jesus So shall we ever find ii Tharo is no appeal to the heart so persuasive as a practical exhibition of the loveliness of piety In comparison with such an appeal every other sinks into almost total impotency Indeed almost all other motives combined hardly possess a power so He who in his life exhibits the principles ol the gospel vho shows by his daily conduct the character which Christianity would form in all its nobleness its generositv its amiableness and its integrity is indeed a burning and a shining Imlit He with a lustre that nothing can dim He does more to the cavils ol the sjiiinsayer and to bring conviction to the mind of the skeptic than volumes of unanswerable argement Mother would you have your child a Christian Show every day and hour ty your life what is Let him see that it controls your passions that it cheers voiir spirts that it warms nnd animates your Reader nre you mourning1 over the thoughtlessness of any friend Your effectual appeal to him will be the submission of your spirit the warmth and fervor of your heart Urge him to became i Christian bv the oxhibUimi oi your happv and Wumelbsg lifo Persundo him to bscomo a fol lower of Christ by your kiiidne social benevolence conscientrt avoidance of appearance o evil But if are in habits dissatisfied nnd com in disposition oh do not verbal increase tho dis gust with which you have already inspired friend against the re you profess The Man of true Courage man who lacks fiinirmij is never cegftful Wlmtwver ptilli II1 in HI ami how cm I o Jt suldim evir Jii cvuiiige U his capital for victory i   

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