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Bloomsburg Democrat (Newspaper) - August 19, 1843, Bloomsburg, PennsylvaniaTic Columbia Democrat. I have a worn Aipou he altar of god eternal hostility e every for of tyranny Ever he mind of soft Conn printed and published by n. Webb. 11 a. Volume Vii. Bloomsburg Columbia county a. Saturday August 19, 1843. number it office of the Democrat or Rokitk 8t. Paul s Church main. Ethics the Columbia Democrat will be published even so Tordai morning of Elf o per annul payable half yearly in Advance or two dollars fifty cents if not paid within the year to subscription will he taken for a Shorter period than six months nor any Discor instance permitted until All arrearage Are discharged. Quot advertisements not exceeding a Square will be inserted at one Dollat for she. First three insertions and Twenty Jive cents for every subsequent insertion. Act a Liberal discount made to those who ulv Crisc by the year letters addressed on business n ust be Post paid. Lazy Bill Smith. Chapter i. I Don t nay that Hill Smith was die Levi pal Man tint evict lived but Liu n of decidedly the Macip Eterei i saw. And 1 will venture to toy further that i mulch could not be Futino in All Pepperel Boto. There win where he lived there lie live now. Well Bill Wae a Toper for that Man never existed who waa Loo Lazy to drink. Of course he Wai not one of the real tear Down and drug out sort but then be drank hard and to generally Boozy a towards evening for he a too Lazy to get drunk very Early in the Day. One evening Juat about two year and three month ago he a very the night a cold the wind blew i Ercely and the Light Enow swept Widly Over the ground to d added terror 40 the howling of old Horca. Thu night Bill a full two mile from i own miserable Hovel snugly ensconced behind route old boxes and by Brela in one Corner of a filthy rum Ilow he came there so far frora4totn� 1 do not know but will guess that he happened on Board Yorac Faroe Era a Waggon or Sleigh that Paa de his Houie and waa too Lazy to get out till the vehicle stopped at a Little grocery. But at any late Hill waa there two full mile from Home the night a wild end the turn seller wanted to shut up Tiarog Geisy. A Bill you Mutt elea out said the rum a Eller. Bill made no answer. 1 say Dill you must Clear out go Home Bill began to snore be waa Elcey end tired to Boot he always i. A hallo Bill i say Como crawl out and go Home Lia most nine o clock Wail a while a Aid Bill Don t be in a hurry Thero a nothing gained by hurrying but i usual shut up Bill and go Home. There s nothing doing Here and 1 can to afford the Bill roused no a Little not much but a lit lend winked. Perhaps he would have said something but just then the door opened and a stranger walked in. Lie hid Rode Long distance and seeing a Light in the Rummy a had called to i Quro How much farther it waa to a Public Houie. Just two Miles and a half Asid old booze the rum Pellet a and hero s a Chap Tobii e going e Ena most there lives right on the Road Bill rooted no a Little Mere perhaps there was a Chance to ride and it would not do to lose it. After a Little More ceremony that May be imagined end with a Little assistance that Billy actually needed the two got into the Sleigh end Rode off. I t pole 1 live Here said Bill when the Sleigh had got a few rods i Aphis the stranger reigned up Bie nag and Bill got out. He had begun to get sober and would have thanked Tho gentleman for his Lido but Ito a really Loo Laxy and so he jostled Back slowly to his own door raised the Latch and went in. Chapter u. There was Pirite a stir in Peppe Elboro the next Day. A stranger had come to town and it we pretty generally rumoured that to waa to deliver a Temperance Leo ure in the Village school Boule. Here end there Little group were gathered the matter Over Forit a indeed something now to have a Temperance lecture there Tho oldest inhabitant could not remember the like of it. Bill appetite and an itching to ascertain who and what the stranger was urged him a far it he tavern where he arrived Tacui noon. Of course a made one of the group there who hiked about the stranger and i business though precious Little did lie do towards making up the conversation. A Are you going to Jine the pledge a ill asked an old Covey As be entered the bar Joom. Bill did no to know exactly what answer to make and so Hue to his nature he made none at All. How is it Uncle Simon continued the same voice addressing another of the loungers arc you going to Jino the Tho Suni a a to night a they say it a All the go Down the a the Thomson Ian said Uncle Simon a i done to know they allow steaming it 1 suppose. Old Simon was the wit of the town end of course this Gelly produced a laugh. Not a Devil bit answered a equate tagged double Breister fellow who had a ipod in a Comer of the room All the while i be ecu pm and learn pm lecture too but they Dou t hold to Stumin any Way As i know nor they Eia t Thompson ians neither a what at they Sam asked Uncle Simon. A a they Are a Eaid ram. A and they Dou t hold tour Yuklu a drop of liquor a a Afore Folk added 8imoo,with emphasis and Bero Nyics another laugh. The Leafer was there Sod in Good Timo began his discourse lie dwell Lon goo the evil Conse Quonce of intemperance and among other thing showed that it uniformly produced laziness the worst kind of laziness even a disregard of Julies on the performance of which depend coca Ulics. Health and happiness. Bill Beard the whole and Tho others Beard and looked knowingly at Bill. Presently the pledge went round begin Ning with Uncle Simon who was the oldest Man and biggest Toper in the House. I la sign if Bill Smith will a said Simon. And 1 Loo Aid the a Cut and the next and a but who is Bill Smithp asked the Etreo go a. A there he site to stored one pointing to a seat near the door for Bill had not got far into the House be waa Loo Lazy. The pledge wag carried to him and be Wae Teque aled to sign it. I can to said Bill in a tired but you must said the stranger hero ire three More veiling for you to Uljon l you see i can la answered Bill. A and besides Lisul Best to hurry there a nothing got by hurrying. I m a sign Bill Asid Unale Simon a Sigo Bill and then make a speech the audience laughed Bill looked Oher he a evidently thinking of Eum thing and this required an Florl. 1 suspect he waa thinking of the lecture and Bia own Isz Inea. Presently he spoke. �?~1 Spose i might sign it and Mike e speech too he Enid for though i m a lit i tie Lazy now a Day seeing them nothing to do i used to by a smart a buy fellow in a so you Wae said Simon now sign the Thompso Nian society Bill end make e speech i guess on the whole 1 had belter went a Aid Bill perhaps some other Lima will do a Well but the stranger mauled for full half in hour and in Range to say Dill signed the pledge. And now make a speech wan the Erv from every part of the House. But Bill would t make a speech that night and the other Lopere would t eign the pledge till the speech had bean made. A ill come Here next tuesday night and make a Good speech said Bill with More Energy iban he had displayed fur month before a if Uncle Simon and the reel of you will come and hear a agreed agreed was heard from All parti of the Bouse. And then the audience dispersed. Chapter 111. To strange what havoc intemperance will make of intellect Aud ambition. When William Smith Wae Twenty five years of age he was considered the most industrious intelligent and Noble hearted of All the Young men in his native town. He was the Pride of All the Circle in which he moved and bid fair to Shine a Bright ornament in the most respectable society. Ii married a wife and for a while lived happily but the seed of intemperance had been planted within him and in ten Yomara from that time lie had become Lazy Bill Bill Smith went Homo that night after the Temperance meeting and old Bis wife what he had done i be signed the total Abat nonce pledge by Thunder Kate hit or miss and next tuesday night 1 am going to preach on Temperance at first his wife would not believe one word of it but the next Day the indications of a change for the belter were too Strong logo unnoticed and she admitted Bat a something must be in the thu signing of the pledge dated from wednesday and on Friday Bill did a it a a a a a had not done before for two years be worked All Day mended his window Pul new a Hingle on i roof hauled firewood on Bia hand sled sic. Saturday monday and tuesday were similarly spent and when he Temperance meeting Cauto on tel essay evening he brushed up his old Coal took Hie wife by he Arm and trudged silently to the uld school House the audience had got there before him for every one a anxious to iter Wal Lazy Bill could say on the subject of Temperance. Old Simon had seated himself close to the desk that he might Bovo the better Opportunity to play Hie prank and exercise his Powers of ridicule. But when Smith entered looking so changed so Noble so dignified comparatively the old Man crept away abashed and apparently Salon i eyed. A can this be Laxy Bill be mentally asked and the Moro he asked the question the More he was puzzled to answer it. Soon Smith commenced. A ten years ago i was respectable industrious and Happy. I came info this neighbourhood bought me s few acres of of land built to a Small House got married went to work. We used to have social parties in those times end Sarah there pointing to Bie wife and i used to attend them. Sorth Learned to knit edging and Ell Loriee and i Learned to drink wine. Very soon 1 began to find myself occasionally impatient for the Lime of Tho next party to arrive Aud when it came 1 was equally impatient to see the wine go round. A finally 1 drank to excess even to in toxic Iione at once of these panics and from that time though for a while heartily ashamed of my conduct i had less of self respect and More of the appetite for liquor. I began to visit the tavern end the Little rum shop Down there at the other Village St with others of like inclinations and Appet Tiea i spent my Lime lounging about these Grigge Ries sining now m the Sun now in the Shade never engaged in any More Active business then whittling a pins stick or tipping a de it Cantar of new England rum. I lost All my ambition by degress became Laxy and indolent end you celled me Laxy Bill. At first my wife scolded and fretted at my changed conduct but this Only made it worse. Then she cried and entreated but this had the Eeme offer in producing a Iron blot std 1 drink More run to al Row 1 drunkards ate sure to find trouble enough when rum has become its Only antidote. 1 drank lost the Little property i had accumulated broke the heart of my wife and finally became heedless of every thing. A so i livid along till last wednesday night. Too know what we heard then and 1 need not say that i was convinced that rum had made Roe a Lazy Bill Quot end caused a ii my trouble. 1 then signed the pledge and till now have kept it inviolate and god helping me 1 will never drink another drop of liquor As Long a 1 live. Already i begin to feel the Gres of ambition again in my breast and to imagine myself a Man. My wife there is happier and looks health Lar and my Little boy Azailea so costly when 1 take him in my arms. A in Short i am s new Roan with new feeling and new Hopes and now i am going to Isad a new life regain if possible my character and my property and be hop by. And i want my old companions to go with me. Some of you promised to eign the pledge if i would end a nothing has befallen me to discourage that Resolution 1 Hopo you will Como up Here and redeem your promises. There Wae a pause for some minutes. The audience seemed paralysed with As longish rent. Old 8imon had been seen to Brush away something that had apparently escaped from Between Bis eyelids and All were looking to him for something that should break the spell of Enchant meet presently he Rose walked up silently to the desk took up the pen and put his name to the pledge. Now the people seemed to breathe Freer and one by one a very person in the Boule followed Bie example. Chapter in. Five or six months age i was., pissing through the Little town of recollecting some of the incident related above Bethought me to ascertain whether Bill bad kept Bia pledge. 1 could not then recollect Bis signs Tea and was obliged to inquire for a Lazy Bill As of old. Nobody knew him or could Tell where lie lived finally i called at a House and interrogated the woman Moat industriously for the whereabouts of a Laxy Bill but she knew nothing of Bim end turned Togo away just lieu to old gentleman passed the House. A there s old Uncle Simon Leighton Isid the Owensn end he knows where your Man lives if any body 1 buried into the Street and soon Over taking Uncle to him the question a where does Laxy Bill i wet a Laxy Bill said he i suppose you mein William Smith be Carriage Manu Fao Turer a that e Hie rime i replied Bough 1 did nol know he waa a maker of oar Siagae. A he lives on he old spot said Simon Juel Wber he Bee lived for twelve years but be Dou t look much like Laxy Bill now 1 horned on end soon rams o be place where two years before i had dropped hit miserable being called Elssy Dill whom i had taken from a Grogger of the Village below to Pilot me log hotel. The old Hovel had been Tom Down and on in Eila stood a pretty White cottage surrounded with a Yard of Flower Juel withering from the effects of autumn from i. Beyond it Wae a Large building which from the sound proceeding from it i judged to be the workshop of we. Smith the Carriage maker. Thither 1 beat my Steps and on inquiring for or. Smith was pointed to a Noble looking Man in the farther and of the shop whose Manly bearing and healthy looking countenance were evidence enough that the pledge had remained unbroken. On my approach he recon ipod me Shook my hand heartily and throwing off i apron invited me into i Houie. We walked in together and there 1 found one of the prettiest end happiest families i had aver set Ray Eye upon. The Trifa a res Tuaoi amp Adon a nil Beauty. Be oldest boy wee at work in the shop but on learning that it Wae the stranger who had called be oame in and appeared overjoyed to see me. Our meeting there Wae a Glor. Iowa on and never shall 1 forget the warm grasp of the hand that the father gave me on taking leave of him. A Tell my old acquaintance at 8�?�?, a Aid he that Laxy Bill is now one of the happiest Fellows in Christendom that i wife and children Are a Gay As larks and Lively As crickets that i properly end Hie Industry have come Back to him and better than All that not a drop of liquor a bought or Eold or drank in a Little town of Peppe Elboro. One of our paper ivies the an amusing incident happened at a baptism not Long since Worth relating. Tha ceremony had been administered to All tha candidates except one who Wae a Butcher and while Tho clergy mar was in the act of immersing him a Large Newfoundland dog belonging to the former dashed into tha water and seizing Hie master by the clothes dragged him to the Shore in spite of his struggles end the astonished minister. Having safely tended his owner the dog testified Bis Joy in a Way usual with Doga a occasionally casting an angry look accompanied by a growl at the discomfited minister whom he doubt Leai thought hid a ome sinister design again al his master. My Deer Madam said a doctor Lohia patient i am truly gratified to see you yet in life. At my last visit yesterday you know i told you Yoa had but six hours to live a yes doctor you did but i did it Taka tha does Yoa left me a a gen it of. school mister while correcting an Urchin for a Biog bad language Laid him to go to the other end of the room and speak to one of the scholars and that dramatically or he should be punished. Of going he Hue addressed himself to the scholar. Thomas there is a common substantive of the masculine gender third per son Singele number angry mood who sits perched on an Eminence al the Ether end of the room and wishes to articulate a few sentences with Yoa in the present Tenee origin to to a Cote. Hello you men with a pail and frock Asid a British officers a a Broo Glit i fiery bleed to a Viand a front of governor Chittenden a dwelling Ean Yon inform me whether Hie Honor the governor of ver mount resides Here he Doe was the Rei ponia of tha to no till wending Hie Way to the pig try a Hie Honor at Hornet continued the Man of pure. Most certainly replied Iba Man of Tho frock. Take my horse by tha bit then Zajd a officer i Bare Bui Aoese to transact with your matter. Without a Leeond bidding the Man done a tel nested end the officer alighted and made Kia Way up to the door and gave Toto pannel Aeve Ial Hearty upe with tha Bat of i whip for be it known in those Days of Republican simplicity knockers end Belle like Jervenis were a but Little use. The Good dime of the House answered tha summon in Persona and having seated Tho officer and ascertained Hie desire to see Tho governor a chatted to inform her Lueband of the guest arrival but on ascertaining that the officer had made a hitching Post of her husband the immediately returned and informed him that the a engaged in the Yard and could not Well wait upon Hie hour and Hia horse at the aame time. The predicament of the officer can be Batter imagined than described we have heard of a Cobler who swallowed a Lattone but that feat wat a trifle in comparion to Woltal the Good Folk of no a it Orleans Ere performing. Altero anew Diug to the Picayune they Aro Noble i a m

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