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Indianapolis Locomotive (Newspaper) - August 26, 1848, Indianapolis, Indiana Coco Motic. To contributors and correspondents. Jeremiah next week. And overwhelm them. Or perhaps they have a desire to seem fashionable and when once this delusion seizes upon an individual of narrow Means the penalty is fearful. The contrasts of life Are indeed remarkable. On the one hand we see individuals of immense wealth with incomes of thousands per annul of careful of Tho expenditure of a Dollar As if their future prospects depended upon the result. Their sole object appears to be to accumulate. They never know when they have enough. On the other hand we see Many persons who appear never so imply of when they Are spending their Means who live on from Day to any with utter recklessness confident that they disburse More than they earn and yet willing to subject themselves to the annoyance of Duns and creditors rather than forego the illusion that they occupy in consequence of their apparent Means n High pecuniary and worldly position in society. There is or Thero should be a medium in nil things. It is a duty with Tho Rich to be Liberal. They should dispose of their surplus funds in the manner Best calculated to assist Tho happiness of their fellow creatures. On the other Hund. The Man of limited Means nud dependant family should practice due Economy should not yield Tho substance for the Shadow should not educate his children with false Hopes and expectations a should not mislead Anil deceive them As to his real position and thus in some sudden moment discover to their nil listed minds and hearts that they Are Little better than beggars. The social rivalry to which we have referred is in Many crises carried to n fearful extent and with Tho most serious consequences. There is scarcely an individual who cannot single out from among his friends some Gay and dashing spirit who is constantly indulging in scenes of pleasure and festivity and yet who is known to be without abundant Means. But watch his course for a few years and the Story will be told. Sooner or later and the delusion will mss Awny and the unsubstantial nature of his position will be realized. Indeed most of those who reside in Grent cities arc not to live too fast. The re is so much of artificial life Here so much of vain pretence and hollow pomp tent All Are More or less deceived. We Are Apt to fancy that gentility and propriety Render it necessary not Only to live in a Large Huus but to give n dashing party Oneo or twice a year to keep a vehicle or to indulge in some similar and equally unnecessary extravagance. The gentler sex too participate largely in this species of vanity. They Delight in display and they sometimes indulge the passion at a very hazardous Cost to their husbands or fathers. It is too so difficult to deny appeals that Are made from Day to Day by cherished objects of affection that Many yield even when their better judgment is against Tho decks on. The Pride of family and position is altogether right and proper when indulged within legitimate limits. But it is a dangerous business to venture upon extravagant Mode of dress fashion and life generally unless we have positive Means and something of a surplus at the end of every year. We know that the task is difficult and the temptations Are Strong. It is. Perhaps old fashioned to to Plain and economical especially if we happen to reside in n Gay neighbourhood. Hut we should look it facts As they Are should Analyse our circumstances in every Point of View and especially avoid the Lolly of living beyond our Means with the miserable object of keeping Pace with some More affluent neighbor. And yet How Many do this How Nanny dress extravagantly in n Mere spirit of social jealousy and rivalry and for tile purpose of seeming Richer than they Are How Many have been ruined and made miserable by this weakness and then too. When the change comes How keenly is it Feltl better far better to Livo moderately Savin Gly and thus with True honesty and real inc pc Dence. Life has Many pleasures beyond those to to gathered in the circles of vanity Pride and fashion pleasures of mind of heart and affection which cannot be too deeply cherished or too carefully , August a a is4s. We have received Tho 1st no. Of the Taylor platform n weekly Sheet printed in Philadelphia to advocate the claims of the old hero in the presidential contest. It is neatly printed and contains a Large amount of matter edited by j. U. Bryant. Terms $ 2 a year in Advance. The free Sou. Banner is the name of n new paper commenced in this City the first no. Of which makes its appearance to any. It supports Tho doctrines promo led at the Buffalo convention and and to cuts the election to the presidency and Vicc presidency of messes. Van Buren and Adams. W. B. Greer and l. Wallace a sirs. Are the editors. They Hove entered upon their task with much Zeal. Considerable talk was occasioned in town by n miniature Light which recently occurred it Market Between an exp. S. Senator and the county clerk. Each being fond of Good things they met at a Chicken Coop containing some Fine Fot pullets. The senator wanted them and so did the clerk both becoming excited a collision followed when As Tho Story runs the stronger threw the weaker off the pavement when the Victor As is common in such cases had it in his Power to seize and Bear off the Booty. As to which of the parties finally obtained the chickens we Are not advised. The matter was immediately hushed and Tho combatants parted As they met. License Law. Tho License Law now in existence in this state is a disgrace alike to the state and the country. In our opinion the Wise Law makers that framed Tho Law should he doomed to perpetual celibacy and the governor that sanctioned it should he perpetually banished from the Pale of female society. What i Lay a restriction on a right that is sanctioned by the great Law Ankor i make men pay a tax for the privilege of following the divine injunction out upon it we soy. And All who in any Wise uphold or Sanction it. It is in direct opposition to All sacred Laws and 11 violation of the natural Constitution that governs the universe and which contains a Section in favor of marrying and giving in run Fri age without the privilege of buying n License. Did the Law makers consider marrying on a Par with liquor Selling that they must both pay for the privilege to Tho state ? for shame on them now our individual opinion on this matter is that the state instead of laying a tax on those that get married should pay a Premium. It certainly is As much Benefit to the state for a couple to get married us it is to have a Wolf killed and yet a Premium is paid on the latter and the former is taxed. To merely broach this subject now that it May be thought of at another time to will speak More fully on it. As these Are the times that try the patience if not the souls of men particularly editors and As the contest waxes hot so Are the opprobrious epithets hurled with increasing venom by the lenders in the great Battle for numbers and taking it for granted that what has been is but Tho foreshadowing of what is to come we will Endeavor to smooth Down and make straight some rough places in Tho editorial columns of the political paper by giving the Bard of avonts meaning of Tho lie merely pc fucking it with the remark that is the text Book found in All editorial Sanctum and the Send is of a difference in the seven lies is As closely studied by them As Tho ladies study the shades in their dress. A Toueh. Of sir we quarrel in print by the Book As you have books for Good manners i will name you the degrees. The first the retort courteous the second the quip modest the third Tho reply churlish Tho fourth the reproof valiant the fifth the counter Check quarrelsome the sixth the lie with circumstance the seventh the lie direct All these you May avoid but the lie direct and you May avoid that too with an if. I knew when seven justices could not take up a quarrel hut when the parties were met themselves one of them thought but of an if As if you said so then i said so and they Shook hands and swore Brothers your if is the ouly peacemaker much virtue in if. It will be seen by this and by applying it editorially that what to others May appear harsh expressions is by editors considered technical quibbling and As such is passed Over. But that bold effrontery which hesitates not to resort to falsehood rather than to admit the truth when fairly and fully established can hardly fall to reach its True level. The consequence of the freshet we were compelled to Stop work. Pesto Rudy evening the water stood about twelve inches deep upon the floor of our office. To any. Thanks to our High heeled hoots we Are Able to slay in Long enough to work off the a nacre. In the Alley adjoining our office the water is about two feel deep and whilst we write Tho rain is pouring Down Winchester Orl Hopolita. We should Call that disseminating knowledge under Peculiar difficulties. There was a Small flood Here about that period of time but we Are too High up in the world to let such things affect us Only three stories. Virginia papers Are full of glorification of the Virginia Gold mines. One farm yielded 8150.000 in Gold ingots. In one instance $2,600 has been obtained by washing n single Bushel of . Some experimenters have lately returned from Morgan county in this state and they inform a that Gold abounds there in its purest state and in sufficient quantities to make its working profitable. Our informant is now constructing a machine for the purpose of extracting the Gold from the Sand and dirt and intends giving it a fair and full trial. Tho ethiopian melodies to mentioned by our Columbus correspondent Are the same company that performed in the court House in this City until 10 and on the Street Corners until 3 of clock at night on Munday and tuesday. Their reception Here was not As fluttering As they had anticipated. Public lecture was delivered by or. 1 Asar on we Deseay evening l is on the subject of the jews in the basement of Wesley Chape. The address is highly spoken of by those who attended
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