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Settler And Pennon (Newspaper) - March 23, 1844, Smethport, Pennsylvania VOL 5 SMETHPORT MKEAN COUNTY 184L NO 6 IB SIT W AND PENNON WEEKLY OVIATT One dollar and seventy five oeiiix in uilvnneet Two dollars if nut paid within three months after HUbscriltinpft Two dollars and fifiy cents invariably when not puld williiii the yrur Advertisements will be inserted at One ilnllar per square Long Primer ihe three inaaHionat mid twentyfive cents for ench subsequent one Figure price A discount will be made to those who advertise by the year EjPNu br advertisement will he dhaontimied unit all arrearages ure paid ut the option of the publisher must be post paid 0receive aUeuiion SIN AND PHILANTHROPY A TRUE TALE BY L MARIA CHILD In a city which shall be nnmelcss thero lived long ago a young girl tho only daughter ofn widow She came from tho country and WHS ns ignorant of the dangers of H city ns the squirrels of her native fluids She hud glossy black hnir genilo beaming nud iips like wet Of coursu she know that sho was boaiilifuf for when she was a ohild strangers often stopped as she passed and ex How handsome she And as she grew the young men gazed on her witli admiration She was poor and removed to the city to earn her living by covering umbrellas She was just at that susceptible age when youth is passing into woman hood when the soul begins to bo per vaded by that restless principle which impels poor humans to seek perfection in At the hotel opposite Lord Honry an English nobleman had at time taken lodgings His visit to country is doubtless well remember ed by many for it made a great sena tion at time He was a peer oftlio realm descended from the royal line and was moreover a strikingly handsome man of right princely car riage He was subsequently a member of the British Parliament and isnow dead As this distinguished stranger pas find to and and from his hotel he en countered the umbrellagirl and was impressed by her uncommon Ha easily traced her to tho opposite store where lie soon after went to purchase an umbrella This was fol lowed up by presents of flowers chats by tho and invitations to or ride all of which were grate fully accepted by tho unsuspecting rustic He was plnying a gams for tempor ary excitement she with a head full of romance and a heart melting under the influence of love was unconsciously endangering the happiness of her whole lifo Lord Henry invited her to visit the public gurdcms on Fourth of July n the simplicity oflier hen it she belie all his flattering professions and herself his bride elect she therefore accepted the invitation with innocent frankness Hut sho hud no dress fit to appear on svch a public oc casion wiihu gnntleman of high rank whom she verily supposed to he her destined husband While these thoughts revolved in her mind hoi1 tyas was unfortunately attracted by a heautiful piece of silk belonging to her f mployer Ah could she not take it without being seen and puy for it secret ly when she had earned money enough temptation conquered her in u moment of weakness She concealed Ihesilk and conveyed it to her lodg jngs It wus the first thing she had and her remorse was piiin A1 She would have carried it buck but she dreaded discovery She was notsure that her repentance would bo met in a spirit of forgiveness Ontfoe eventful Fourth of July she out in her new dress Lord Henry complimented her upon her appearance but she was not On heir way to the Hiked o her in a manner which she xlid not compronend Perceiving this lie spake more explicitly The guile Jess young creature stopped looked in Ms face with mournful reproach and hurst into tears The nobleman look her hand kindly Bnd yog an Innocent girlV I a with convulsive sons Oh what have I ever dono or said that you should ask me that Her words stirred the decp fountains of his better nature you are innocent said he God for bid that I should make you otherwise lint you ncccj tvd my inviii tons nnd presents so Iuurlily that I supposed you to understand What could I said she except that you intended to multo me your Thnugh iwtrpil amid tho proudest dis tinctions of rank ho felt no inclination to smile Ho blushed nnd was silent the heartless conventionalities of life stood rebuked in the presence ofnf fcctlonato simplicity He convoyed her to her humble home and bade her farewell with a thankful conciousncss that he had done no Irretrievable Injury to her futura prospects Tne retnonr hranco of her would soon bu to him as tha recollection of last year butterflies With her the wound was deeper In her solitary chamber she swept iu bitterness ol heart over her ruined air castles And lhat dress which she had stolen to mnko an appearance be fitting his bridi Oil what if she should bo discovorbdt And would not the heart of her poor widowed mother brrak if she should evr know that her chilil was a thief Alas her wretrh ed forebodings wuro to true Tho silk was traced to her she wnsarrested on her way to the store and drugged to prison Tho re she refused all nourishment and wept incessantly On tlvj fourth diy the kneper called npon Isaac T Hooper and informed him that there was a young gijl in prison who appeared to be nttorly friendless sncl iluiormined to die by starvation Tho kindhearted gentleman immediately went to her assistance He found her lying on tho floor of her cell with her face buried in her hands sobbingas if hei heart would break He tried to comfort her but could obtain no answer ns said he to the keep er Perhaps she will speak to me if thero is nono to When they were alone together he put back the hair from her laid his hand kindly on her beautiful head and said in soothing tones My child consider me aHhy father Tell mo all thuu hast done Ifthouhast taken this silk me know nil about it I will do for time as I would for a daughter and I doubt not that I can help thco out olihis After along time spent in nfKctlon entreaty she loaned hor hciul on his friondly shoulder and sob bed nut Oh 1 wish I wus Whni will my poor mother say when she knows of my disgaacc Purhapswo can manage that she nevar shall know ho and aluring her by this hope he gradually obtuinod from her the whole story of her acquaintance with tho nobleman Ho barlo hor bo comforted mid tike nourishment for hu would see that the silk was pnid fur and the prosccuiion withdrawn went iinimjclialcly to her employer nnd told him the This is hfjr first said he the giil is young and the only child of a pnor widow Give her u chance to retrieve this 0110 liilso step and sho may be to society a useful nnd honored woman I will see llint thou art paid for tho The man leaclily ngreecl to withdraw tho prosucuiinii and snid he would have dealt otherwise by tho girl had ho known nil the cir cumstances Thou shouldst have in quired Into the merits of the euso my replied Isaac By this kind of thoughtlessness many a young crea turn is driven into tho downward path who might easily have been saved Tho good old man then went to the hotel and inquired for Henry Tho servant said hls lordship had not yet risen Tell Mm my business is of said Friend The servant soon returned and con ducted him to the chamber Tho nobleman appeared svrprtsed that a plain old Quaker should thus Intrude upon his luxurious privacy but when he heard his errand he blushed deeply and frankly addmiited the truth of the girls statement His benevolent visiter opportunity to bear a testi the Friends say against the sin and selfishness of profligacy He did it in snoli a kind fatherly man ner that the young mans heart was touched He excused himself by say ing that ho would not have tampered with Iho girl If ho had known her to bo virtuous I have done mnny wrong snld lit but thank God no betrayal of confiding innocensc rostson my cnnsriencp I have es teemed in the act of which man Is iinprimniTmmofihn pnor girl and Ihe forlorn situation in which sho hud luenfimml distressed him greitLly And when Igtinc re presented that tho silk Ivit HPPII stolen lor snkf ihiit the girl had hereby lost profitable employment nnd wus obliged to return to imr cotnnt home to nvnid the of he tonic oula fifty dollar note nnd ohVrrd It to piy her snid Iwac Mhoii uita very rich mini I see in thy hand u large roll ofstifh persons fs right Both The nvinufacturec under tho present high rates of duty imposed by the present tnrlft law hns making monpy rapidly The times fhmo fore goo for him but Ihefarmur whoso huineas Is not protected by government bus had to struggle against low and in mnny places thn want of a market of any kind for tbo of his industry Whllo the operation of lln pres nt whiff turilithe ma nu fact u re r is rinpingdivj dnncU boniiies reserved funds ut the r lie of 15 to 2ft per a national debt is accumulating and ihj revinue from imports dwindling down to more nothing Thiu this blnck tariff serves Sho U tim daughter ofn poor widow purposes of federalism It feeds Hud thou Iwst bdLn the means ol doing i monopolists out of the pnor and in hor great injury Give mo Lnrri Henry handed him another fifty dollar nnd smiled as he said You undcroiand your business well But you have acted nobly and I ro VRrenco you for it If you visit England come to sco mo I will givs you n cordial welcome and truat you like a nohlcnmn replied much to blame in this affair Ihou too hast buhaved nobly Muycnt thou bo blessed in domestic triflo no more with the feelings of poor iris nor even with ihoso whom others have batrcyed and Luckily the girl had sufficient pres ence of mind to asmmo a false name when arrested by which means her true name was kept out of the news papers I did she for my poor mothers sake With the money givon by Lord Henry the silk was paid for aid she was sent home to hor mother well provided with cloth ing Her nnmo and place of reidenco remain to this day a secret in the breast of her benefactor Several years after the incidents 1 have related a lady called at Friend Hoppers house and asked to see him he entered the room ho foun I a handsomely drussed young matron with a blooming boy of five years old Sho rose to meet him and Iwr voice choked ns she said Friend Hnppjr do you know me1 He replied that he did not She fixed her tearful eyes earnestly upon him and said You once helped me whon in great But thn pood misionary of humaniiy had helped too many in distress to bo able to recollict hcr without moro pre With a tremulous voice sho badu hor son go inio the room for n few then dropping on her knees sho hid her fnco in his lap nnd subbed nut 1 am tho girl that stole the silk Oh where should 1 now be if it had not been fur you When her emotion was somewhat calmed sho told him that she had mar rind a highly rsucclnhln roan a Scuatoi of his native State Having a call to visit the city she had and passed Friend Hojipers huusj looking wistfully at the windows to catch a sight df him but when she attempted to enter her cruiMgj failed But 1 away snul and couM not lenvo thn city without orico morn sein and thanking him who saved mu from recnlliid hur little boy nnd said to him Look at that old Kentlonian and re nuinbur him wull fur lv wus the best friend your niolher ever With volvei the nation In debt Plebslan CAPITAL The foundation of capital nnd wealth is labor Money is one spacios of capital but not as miny erroneously suppuao tho only one Money is but a product of labor just as is any manufactured article that we are in the daily habit of making use of It is sought more than other species ot product because U is more convenient and available for ordinary purposes than those of more cross and bulky nature But abstractly considered monoy is a dead capital and less wurthy olour nflbclion porhnps than any other produced by labor The millionaire cannot eat or drink liis mo ney he cnnnnt convert his gold and silver or his bank notes into raiment nor into any of the comforts of life Hence the superiority odnbur over muney Labor will always command money because ihos2 who have money are dependant upon the labor of others for the necessaries comforts and luxu ries of life for which they must give money in exchange Tho controlling power of labor is singularly nxemplilled in the estuto of Stephen Girard Hu loft two mdllnns of dollars in chargo of the which is now neaily ex hausted and where has it gone Into the pockets of all kinds of nrtizans whoso was put in requisition in the building of the College There is a mu ual dependence therefore al ways existing between laborers and moneyed capitalists mtm of skill industry and enterprise has al ways a capital in his own labor which may be oven more wealthy Indued this capital of skill and labor one which every American youth miy possess to H greater or less degree liv his own individual exertion is frequently tie sirnlle both as a source of ac quirement nnd happiness a nmricyoil cnpnul The experience of the last ten years hns proven lliut while the one bo illusory nnd II ii iii other is nsnniJur as tho life mirl heath of its pos sessor rl should bo 10 fire the ambition of every young man to know that he is to so great an extent the controller of his own worldly destinies nnd vviili a mind to direct and improve it he should lose no time in striv ing to direct it into the must avail able channel ttt YOUR sat upon the bunk of the 1 mo dosvn etirnoxt invitation that ho river beneath big elm tree and as 1 looked around me a little bade her beiiej child name to the spot with a hand ful of wild flowers that he had gathered Where is your home stiid I when lie told mu with a smile but his home was at the first house where tho bee buzzed on the woodbine and the bird un visit her hippy home ond a fervent bless sho factor faro wo 11 My vonernhlo friend is not aware that 1 Ivtve written story I have not published it from nny wish to glorify him but to oxert a genial in fluence on tm henris of others t do voice of Courier my rnito toward teaching society how sane on the tree Happy child to cast out tlm Dumon Penalty by tho hood Tho buzzing bee and the the Angel Love Boston singing birds are emblems of tho joys whinli sparkle in lliinoeye nnd the delight that dwells in thy lienrt A sailor cnrne hv with a bundle in his hand Where is your home sad I Ah he ro THK TIMES These are good times says the manu facturer on are mistaken says the times are hard Certain ly not Bays the am i L doing exceedingly well My business PlieJ m home w l is prosparous and I have made more I was brought up on the ocean from money during ihu last year than I ever I child nnd I never knew another made bolero in a single year That may be so said the I have made less Every article of produce has been very lowi end I tell you the timoa are very hard Which of these home I run on mv way to a sea port now my home is on the Peace be with the hardy mariner May thy bark find a sheltering port at An ngecl man came by leaning on n stiift his eyes were dim his brow wrinkled and he fuller edin his ns ho wnlked on his WJiy Where is your home mail said 1 I am a pilgrim here below for n little while my home lain heivenl was his reply The presence of the High andHoly One be with thee aged the later end of thy journey ond tin abundant entrance into life eter nal Often nnd ofien have Isat on he siiinn bonk the snme tree and called lo mind the child the mariner nnd the nged man the latter is 1 trust in heaven the sailor may yot be tossed on the raging waves but the child is now grown to be o nnd 1 hopen truly Chrislain he still lives at the first house where the bee tnzzes on the wood bine and the birds siuga on the tree is A MAN interesting question has frequent ly been discussed nnd an at tempt made to settle the point constitutes drunkenness A society down South onco came near deciding it for it declared by solemn vote that an individual was drunk when he was seen hold ing on to pump and trying to lijjht his cijrar on the spout The Court of Errors of the State of New York seem to this standard for it has judicially de cided that as long as a man can stand upon his two legs without any support he is not drunk DISCONTENT How universal it is We never knew the man who would say I am Go where voa will among the rich or the poor the man of competence or the rosn who earns Ins bread by the daily sweat of his brow you hear the sound of murmuring and tho voice of complaint J he other day we stood by a cooper who was piny ing a merry tune with an adze round a cask Ah sighed he is a hard trott ing round like a driving awav a hoop lleigho siglied a black smith in one of tlie hot days as he wiped the drops of perspiration from his brow while bis redhot iron glowed on his anvil this is life with n and frying ones self over tho Oh that I were a carpenter ejacu lated a shoemaker as lie bent over his lapslone here I am day after day working my soul uway in making for others cooped up in a little by 9 Lain sick of this out door claims the carpenter broiling and sweltering uiider ex posed to the inclemencv I was only a This is to perpetually ciies tho tnior Mo bo compelled to sit perched up here plying the needle nil the that mine was a more aciive Last of banks wont customers wont sliill I dot grurnblts the merchant I had rather be a truck hmse a dog any thingl1 Happy groans the lawyer as he ea his heaj over some perplexing1 case or pores over some dry record lianpy lei lows I had rather hammer stone cudgel my bruin on his tedious vexatious question And through all the ramifiqa lions of society complaining of thfir eondiiiinfindiiig fault with their particular calliiiK wre only this or that or Ihe ahonl I be content the iisuul cry thing out wlmt I So wags the wagged aod to it will It U stid teat there is R Yankee down East who has been sums lime employed OQ new machine He elastic of tough geeie Tbejt ire warranted lo wew twcoiy I
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