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Froni the Cleelani UsraU
Aatld lb flamta ha ator.d.
Ai tba while smoke formed bis wreath.
Aid ibeewetlinjr wavea of lh- 6tr ftoti
Cam forging from beneath.
Tit eraeklia; timber nrUi
And tba brands eeme gleaming down,
Lika tba tottered wealth that the forests
When their antomn leave are brawn.
Tba Umpet bowled ia wrath.
And tba fire wheeled madly on;
And the embers far, on the wind's wild path
7 breach tha morky eight, bad cone
Tel, there, in his pride, be etnod.
With ateady hand and at rone;
if ad bis aie came down on tbe burning
Till the heart of the old oik toitg.
There waa many an earnest eye.
Thraojh the rolling smoke, that gzd,
Vbila he stood with his dauntless soul and
Where the hottest fire branda biased.
And prayers ware faltered forth.
From tbe aged and the joung;
' For' the safety of mmy a household hatrth.
On the strokes of his strong arm bung.
There waa many a eond knight there.
With his mantle round him rolled.
That aloof, in the light of thst aweeping firo,
Stood shivering in tbe cold.
And oft, from the fireman's band.
A anmmans for aid was heard;
fiot rarer the tips of their srall-gloved hir,d
From their arminad eloaka were stirred.
Aad no white and ferrent lip
For tbeir welfare er aafaty prsyed;
For no cbildien'a weal, acd no meibei'a
la tbe elrength of tbeir arms wasatrsjed.
Ware I eearehing earth 'a mingled throng.
For ahelter, my claim would be
A hand, like that Fireman's nerved At atrong
Aad a fearlea heart for me
THE MOTHER'S COUNSEL.
IT MRS. EMILINE S. SMITH.
The ihxdows of twilight were
creeDmi? over the streeti of a lare
City. Amid the tusy throng tnat home w uh light, ana ncr soui
ciowded one of the principal thor- bliss butone by one these mary
oughfares, two little boys going in j blessings had been taken uway.
different directions met, and stopped j First reverses came, and surrounded
as if by mutual consent, in front of'rerwith the chill atmosphere and
a b"a," ""'." e, a :-:-riy -r .j. .rr, oy. 1 nen death,
on tRefine prints & elegaurly bound.) he s oiler, approached and 'he cho
tolumes that decoratid the newly j sen of her youlli the beloved part
lighted window. There was a strik- j ner of her davs the roverend lath
ing contrast in the appearances of er of her children, fell beneath that
the two children; one was about ten ja'l-cono'jcnn! hand. Thi n one al
years of age, tall and well formed. . ter snoiher of her beautiful band was
with the hue o! health on his cheek, snatched away by the same reler.t
and the light of happiness in his eye. less power, untd site was left with
He was richly dressed, and the elab- no hope and no solace tut her poor
orate care evidently bestowed upon delicate and deformed boy. who w:is
his whole person, from his curled : then to her heart what the basis i to
locks to his neatly covered foot, pro-: the desert, the one green and fenile
claimed him the pelted favorite of; snot in a wide waste of desolation.
fortune. His companion, though in ; Then he became the precious link!
reality one or two years older, was that united her spirit to 'he holy and
much smaller in stature, and, but for .happy past the sole and sacred tie
the mature expression of his counte- that bound her to lite. She had
nance, might have leen thought con-Himurned her losses deeply, and al
siderable younger. It was easy to most despairingly ; I ut the bitternes
aee by his scant an I humble attire, 1 of grief had at length pnscd away,
that he was a child of poverty. His ; and her heart now rested peacefully,
face was beautiful and its every fea- if not happily, upon its lat and only
lure lighted with intelligence beyond : hope. She now had hut one eatthlv
his years, but alas, his body was del- j w ish, and that wa. lo see her poor
icate and deformed, and he was in- boy happy. For this, she would have
curablv a cripple. One glance upon ! uwule nny sacrifice, or endured any
hii high pale brow, where prcmatt rs j sullering; for this, so all-ahsoi l.mg
care seemed nl ready sealed, and one ; was her love, she would w illimdy &.
look into the depth of his eloquent cheerfully have perilled h'-r life
eye, which thus early e'owed wi'h The hapless, heart sticken chi'd
the light of lofty thought was suffi-: reached his home. There were the
r.ient to assure the observer that the i bare walls, the uncovered fl u r. the
knowledge of his misfortune was a
lwsu-rht thnt rested heavily unon his
spirit, and a cloud lhat darkened the j erty, but there, lo compensate for the j grees his tear'; ceased, I i- brow bo
beautiful snring time of his life. He j want of every other comfort, was came calm and his eye bnmfd with
teemed a fitting subject for the sym-j such a smile of love, as might light the holy light of pi ace. h n the
pthy of every heart. s lie stood j the fice of an anget,nnd such wonln admonition, which ll 'mgh too lo'ty
there cazin? so earnestly and wish-i of greeting as m;ght welcome a re- in its character h id been perli ct'y
fully at treasuref which it was ew
dent he could not hope to obtain.
'Don't you wish.' said the larger
boy, interpreting the thoughts of the
other, and glancin? at the same time,
at hit course attire. Mon't vou wish
y jur father wu rich enough to buy
yon some of those elegant books.
I have no father,' replied tho (V
formed, and even the sound of hi
yoice, as he uttered those few. but
touching words, was eloquently ex
presfive of the sadness thai had set
tled upon his heart; it had nothing of
the lightness and cheerfulness of
childhood, but its tone were low soft
aad subdued, like the accents of one
who baa long been acquainted with
Ah. that i s pity. carelesly aid
the other; my father bovs me many
sachtookf. more thm I know what
to do with; I don't read half of them,
for I don't like reading.'
But what do you do with, them,
then t asked the deformed.
"Ob, I look ' the pictures, if they
bave picture, and then throw them
aside; sometimes I tear them up, jut
'Don't you think it wrong and
j wicked to Jo lhait mildly asked the
deformed. There was a look ol min
gled astonishment find indignation
on the countenance of the proud
boy, which promptly to! J that he was
not yccustomed to such questions, as
he said, or rather shouted
'How dnie you ask nie such nn im
pel tnentques; ion you poverty strick
en fellow 7 One "would think that
hump on your hack, and that lame
leg. would teach you belter man
At this coarse fcunfeelinc speech. ;
trio mm ilf fi rmi-.i ski nied ready to
sink to the ranh. Hi face
riiadlv pale, his breast heaved, ami
his limbs trembled as if they would
no longer mppiri him. For one in
stant he darted an angry .'lance at
the speaker, but the insult was too
kern to awaken any feeling" save
thus nf nni'i,ili. sr.d spilt ol him
self. i!ip tears started to his et.es. & i
he was forced to turn away to cn ;
ceal them. V iili a torture.l spun
and trembling steps, he left his
teeling coippanion. ar.d stuid.t his
home. It was a lowly and ho-t ('..
one scar.-!v containing tl e neces -
sari.s t.f life.'and barelv afTordinji a
'.elicr from the re'.tiriir of li.o intti-
i In ci.imi' vol una it to the stlit'k-J
pn i-hilt who now'
..... .t.t .'a RI.
cinctx, a liraven of
r st. and a sanc
tuary of holy joy; !' there he was
evergrerted i v th- hmk of kindness
nd gladdened ly the mmic tone ol
love; and there despite the gloom
that had fathered over his si iri the
n . i ii i.i !
Hewers oi nope aim napj mr?- nin
spring up in his heart, and Lite-coin
beneath the genial infh.erice of a
mother's approving smile.
That mother was a widow.and he
her only son. According to the pe
culiar nat-jre ol maternal lendrrnes,
her's was mote lavishly bestowed up
on her hov. in eonsfouence id his
J infirmities'; hut there were many oth
er rei'5oia to ituun i uuu.i.-
bly dear to her heurt. She hrd once
seen better and happier days she
had dwelt amid the comforts of afflu
ence she had Leen blest with the
love of a kind and noble husband
she had been the mother uf many
children; rosy, smiling, and lovely,
rhilHren. whose presence filled her
; dying fire, the scanty food nd a I the
I cheerless accomnaniamenls of pov-
pen'.ant spirit to Heaven.
Mother. Mother. I would like to
die. What right has such a maimed
and miserable wretch in this perfect
and beautiful woild? Even now I
am looked at with conti u f t, and spo -
ken to with scorn. Ii J live to grow
up to manhood, nobody w i.l love me,
and I shad have none to love. Some
wi!l iiiiv, nnd some despise. I ut all
wiil dread my presence, and shudder ;
at my approach. Oh! mother, what
has life to do with mef
Who shall describe the agony of
that lone widow as she listened to
these words? For years, long and
weary years, she had striven to keep
the knowledge of his imsfoitune from
poisoning the mind of her son. For
this she had whenever she looked
upon the blemishes which wrung her
heart, checked every rising sigh, and
repelled esch bursting tear. For
this she had labored, to gain the
means of educating him, that, in the
enjoyments of mind, he might fureet
the infirmities of the body. For
this she had toiled beyond her feeble
strength, and spent the hours of need
ful rest in fervent prayer. She knew
that her hoy was pro wine up a sor
rowful being; .'he knew tint his mis
fortuneshad burdened the litrhi henrt-
edres of the child, and brought the;
no-AA.- el, (".?- oca nf m i n-
lii riii-i iui c uutiLiii'i'itu-'
tii.O'l; but she
I n.t fcn w. until ,
mnmonf t "tv flppnlV;
j i i.. .u- r..f..l l,.l.
,, .... J
-ire had fastened unrni his h-art !
i I,,, i .,.. r.ir(,,i ,nm. ornl lin'ul 've and wondered ct ins amuiiions
wrLd'ttiXS hTHnS,,,,. Hut those who look., deep
an.! now 'hit she knew
s. he fo't the hd not
it h ul been
half ihe ui-erv and nnonis'i r.f ! n
Mow and passionate appeal. How re-
lp'yto tho bnrnwe wonts wnicn
lncl'aiined pr S' n tn e;inr. i! n-"T
in vear, a ma"? S!; paused i r.d
pondered well; she rnif d her s-r o w
l"u! eye to heavpn. she breathed an
inaudible hut frrvrnt p-aver; she
sought tin aid nf a w sr it u thm
n.;'t e-e he spnke il.f wont v 'h
he frit were to f ercie n m'g'i
rtn. - ncr. Oh. t''-' n
j thus . ce rr.-l vvJc: e- ry g-v
tin-jibe ct ur( I t't nn v c;d r a who'e
. existrrce! How r-ny o-rv.
j i e;: it has -etn ' or cm! ly
U 1c w wou; 1 r ard i" m- cr.x- i.
deen and nnront'-oHiihle fei-lii.c
U,.w manv alife ha been pu-.ded ami
ftnvprneit bv li e inflnon'-e of a Sin-
.. . I .. n -. . n nrt.ii.ira. I ,n mj aPIl(lIl ill
" . ' . . i
rassionate thought. .!!. ve.'o wn. ro
is entrusted the glorious
t;is'-i of fiT-
"inland di.ecim: the , o-.thful m.d.
red, t w .11 upon the seri. Ui lu-p-r-. (f or R bHcaa g(llernment.
tai ce ff i our t name; ami Irt not the a irU uf na:i,y cand(jr we gliaU
iriv..cf.r.t tye "f hiUihood look up to pppose wj.al we J.-em the polilical here
yoti in vain fur that example :,r:" . sies cf 0,,r opponents; but we shall nev
that teachin-: which i to Ud it on- 'fr descend to h'wand personal abuje ol
haimed and unsi athed tiitough the Ji,.tirguihetl men.
(ieiy ordeal of the world! I t believe a JCutional Bank unconsti-
Th y loimed n line picture, the tmiotialand inexpedient; and at this time
mother and her s n, standing t getli 'indeed an "otsce idea." We shall
er in the shadow v IhJ.t ol thai dim j steadily and firmly contend Lr the re-
Irearv room si c wi:h l.t-r j.;.le
brow and impioting
ven. anl he w ith hi
eve raised to hea-
.Vainest and atk-!act
mg gaze fixed upon the lac
ever a heaven t- bun. T
tliat was !
l't.e w id
ow's prayer was ended; the lij.t sue
sought had d iw tied up n her spin',
and she moved her lips to spcuk.
Mv son!" and her voice was low
am! solemn oi :f lurdened w-ith in
tensity of fcehng, y son ks;eel this
momeV.t and ak lorgivinrss ol thy
F.ther in Heaven for the wrong
thou hast done U.is night. Thou hast
despised ihe great aiid glorious gilts
which he ha? granted thee; thou hast
counted as nai ght the. priceless at
tril u'ea of mind and sighed ltr the
perishing beauties ol the body.
T'fMi hasi said 'what is ti eie ui
tf.r me?' Oh, my chi'd, thee i
much look nund upon the viib'e
wor'.d; h te you nt an ee to ud
mire its beauties, a heait toitclit
power, and a mind t compreln i.d il
magnificence! Go with me.at oioni,
awav to the pleasant places ot na
ture and listen to her peipetual hymn
nfprai-e. Have you not an ear to
drink in the me'ody. and a voice to
ioin in ihe universal sont Never
J i i.i.-. i
iigain.my dear !-. asii is uieie
in life for thee. Thou n't gifted with
niinil n';(i UT:tIert ivtiuiJ Ur l.cvon.J
t... .-Atf-ee inrti l(.en lit i, lint lit!
tnUleoac. nn 1 drink the.e. that j
.7n ,bs, thee l.r.et thv in
firmities end v.dtie t! e b. dv only lor
the imperishot'le g -m i' e;,i cm s.
Seek the an! i f viituc and Ik wih
arm thy spirit w;t!i strs-njih to beai
the ills oll'fe. Use well the noble
gifts that G d h as giu-n thee; an 1
" 1 ' " 1 1 " ... - I
ih-spite thy misf- rt ones.
of pity, and the tone
d ;-nged into the hk
crn sh;di I e
of 0 pii'V'd
r.rd ti e woil.l ,.f p ; isc.
The m 'tlier spake w.lii the serious
earnestness of a rii.-stS'i littering
so'emn prophecy. ; nd the hoy li-t-n
d with an ner-s' s.s o a-i.as.- as r
li'a hnni! on everv w nl. By do
comprehend by the mature nm.tl
Ol the CliliU, was none, imc
radi:.nt with a loft v resolution, ana
j kis-ing the speaker fondly, he said:
-Mother, dear mother, 1 am happy,
wi.l live to follow thy teaching, to
j l0dir thy ntme and to cmfoi t thy
days. Forget that 1 eer cump.am
ed and I give thee a promise, whicn 1
pr.iv God to li-lp me lo keep, that I
never more will murmur at my mis
fortunes, never more pain thy heart
with tiS'-Iess regre's, but seek to fol
low the plorions ottlt vou have this
ni-ht marked ouf'
Hji- n.-. ' riu. i.i.ciici 111,111 siiv ui ioc iJi'iiiii
er son passed his collegiate term j .,, :
erf upac , Weeklv s! Nothing but nn extranr
wnh honor to himself and his teach-1,. -. . .
c..tiuu. " r .ii i
laTt .I, ana tiilmn U t rt lne
nnmiraiion nnu ic.prt.,
had been his associates. He chose
r , , j I i
ii.e pro ess.u..o 11 V'1 "'"""' "'" ! paper, and in supe.ior style, and con
fer a time he had to stru-'e'e with . 1 ' ... ' ...
many disaavantaycs anu uum umr,
he never despaired of obtaining the
meed he sought an honorable sta
tion in society. The excellent coun
sels of the mother guided the man as
they had governed the boy, and led
i i .i.iC t
him with unerr.cg steo ihe post
tionhe desired. Giftedvithamind
of the highest order and a heart filled
wijh treble and genetous emotions, it
is not surprising that he at length e
merged from the obscurity which had
darkened I.h earlier vcars. These
til i r- ; t
V- mA Ln..n ri art la t riT ft ri I a3 tlPt-
ov and aitiiciea doviioou, aua u
tiriiv iwiiPa U""H me nuin ni.iu,
. I I , ..! .........
wj'tle'' ' Pr"?'t!iS. ",t!' a .doubt- i
er m o toe mi rr woi'u oi ins him u
:n.! mr.rke.l its hftv asDirniiis. us no-;
iile amrs iT.d I'Mirinirexertioiis. tieem
ieil that success won d crown his el
! forts, and bilieved that the smiles of
'fcrtime, ;he adulation ot friends, and
iio- uutad ng l. ureis tf fame would
; be his wo'l o'fi ed reward.
Conchoid on ih it J page.
Fultiihed in Eouling-Green, .Vo.
Ix taling charge cf the ediiorial de
to::r'M.f! t tf the "L'ai.i er," we desa
lt a duty which weuweto the pu
to (Mve an ouiln.e ir the puiicy ty
wliith we ahull be governed. Dtmo-
crats frutn childliowd, we shall advocate
,l....;,.;..l..l ri,r l,:illv
... .. ilim f Miiiimli-nt n'irl virto-
... t J
, . .1
1 1 1 ' ' 1 5 i" ' k -1 . - - j -
;diu - t:on cf the fartfl to the I ompromu
!oi lb.'tl', telicving tne present oaiom
pcodiarly uvjuM and unequal in its
hearing upon the dinereni portions oi
l,e cunteiieracy. i?iaiea-iinin jjumt
ciar.s m the strictest sense oj me terin,
we shall unceasingly war against the
Distribution act, the Assumption ol Hie
State debts, and every ether new-fangled
notion having for its object the creation
among the State of a feeling of depend
ence nronthe General government. A
nlain. democratic, economical form cf
government, is what we vvuh to sec;
and we shall contend for the exercise by
the States of all the rights and power
not clearly delegated by them through
the constitution to the Oenerat govern
In advance w e sav that we ahiJl I
ihe advocates uf measures, end not i (
men; but we are free to confess that tve
haieever regarded James K. Polk as
a fit exponent of democratic principles;
and shall cheerfully give our feeble sup
port to hi favorite measures: the Inde
pendent Treasury, the regulation of Tie
Tariff, the occupation of the Oregon, and
last, though not least, the immediate an
nexatiun of Texas.
In our own State w-e are aware, that
discord has pervaded our ranks; but we
regartl it more as the oflepring ol per
sonal predilection end prejudice, than
any real difference r.f principle. The
nrii.in i'f our party entire, is out most
cherished wish. Ve are all brothers
advocating a common cause upon vvhich
ma.v "Tent ti e perpetuity o: c.r ins.
.... I ltllA.,nr.. rir.t man- r. r 1 11 n I .
t rle, not exnediencv," is our motto; and
, gri ii 'l ly that g! rious motto, we shall
endeavor to n-jur oil on the troubled
waves of faction.
N. P. MINOR,
S. F. MURRAY,
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dia, with 1100 pnees of invaluable
knowledge for Farmers, innumerable
explanntoi v cuts. &c or a copy of
Sparks' Life of Washington, with 14
fr All these works are in a form
to send by rail. Postmasters are al
lowed by law to frank orders and
money for newspapers.
Clubs and Cli'rbino.
For the purpose of faciliating the
formation of Clubs, of new and old
subrcribers, now in arrears, we offer
Three copies of the Saturday CcurL .
er 1 year, or one copy for thre
7 copies of tbe Satariay Cearier, 15
do do i
17 do do
Two copies of the Saturday Ccuriar,'..
1 year, fe one copy of Godejr'av
Lady Book, Graham's, the La
dies National Magnzine,or Ue
Lady's Magazine, (late Mi
Five copies"of the Saturday Co
rier, and 2 copies of Godey's
Lsdy's Book, Graham's or eith
er of the other Maga?ines, 13
Five copies of the Saturday Cou- "
rier, one copy of Godey's'La-
dy's Book or Graham's Maga
zine, and one cf either of the
Five copief of the Saturday- Cou
rier, and one ropy of Frost's
new Pictorial Histrr of Ame
rica, a $5 book.
KT In fact, whatever offer t made,
by anv other Family Jctrnal. at alt
appro-ichingin worth, beauty, or pre-
tension, to the baturday Courier..
will be furnished l y us.
A.M'MAKIN & E. HOLDEN,
Publishers, No. 97, ChefnutiSf.,
ITIE CHEROKEE ADVOCATE.
The Cijeroisic Nation, Pcears!
tor. Willia Ross, lurron.
THE above is the title of a aews
nnner. Miblished at TaHLJC aCAII.
Cherokee nation, the first number of
which was issued about the middl of
The object of the council of h
nation, in providing for the pubf.rs
tion of the Chen kee Advocate, the
phyical, moral and intellectual im
provement of the Cherokee people.
ll will he devoted to these ends, sr.d
to the defence of those rights reccg
nize.l a belonging to them in treatie
legally made, at different times with
the United States, and of fuch m
uiesas seem best calculated lo se
cure their peace and happiness, pro
mote their prosperity, end elertte
their character as a distinct coxnotw-
. In commencing and ustainir.g
public journal in the nation, its suc
cess must depend very much upun
the kind feelings, liberality and pat
ronage of the citizens of the United
States. Among them we are assur
ed there exists generally adesire thai
the Indians should be dealt with up-
cn just and liberal principles, a live
ly sympathy in their chequered ca
reer, and a deep in'.rest ia their char
acter, condition ard dest:ny. Ignor
ance o! their condition, opinions, and
claims, has been to them a fountain
of many wrongs: a fountain frois.
which they have been forced :c drii.k
many bitter draughts.
From this cause, measure of p'dr
cy in themselves ur.just, and highly
deiructive to their peace and prt
pects, have been conceived and j.er
sis'.rd in to their accomplishment,
with singular pertinacity, by th-
from whom they haven right to r
pect and claim protection. It .will
therefore, be the aim of those having
charge of the Advocate, to enlighten
public sentiment, as far as possible,
as to the feelings, wishes and prop-- ,
expectations of the Cherokee.
And while it is intended to mr.i.e
the paper national in its one and
character, abstaining from all parti
sanship in the internal politics of the
nation, it will nevertheless be upm
to full hut cr.ijrteoin riiai'?-c.-,d
any measures cf policy on ths par: f
the United States, which touch cti
or effect the rights and interest,
only of the Cherokee, tut l.k ui
their red brethren.
The Cherokee Advocate wiV h
printed on an imperial sheet, wurt
new type, both English and" Chero
kee, once every week, at $ 3 pr an
num, payable in advance. Ar.d to
those subscribers, who read only ih
Cherokee language,. at $2 j-?r ar'nurr.
Advertising wil be done on u
Cherokee Nation, Sept., S44.
WILLrAM P. KUSS.
THE 1HOROVQU SXED JAC
HAVING purchased a iarga sd thorough
bred Jack for ths purpoa ef lmpro
ing lha stock in thia aectioa of th Stata.
brtaricra it rtspeetfullr requested to tall
and Mamma lot themsaWea.
II will atand the cnauiar tffen at r.r
farm, four miles sooth aaat of Bowling. tirsfci
tor htrtner particular, aea band I ilia in dua
Fobuary 15th, 1845.
THREE Lots in Bowling Green,
with comfortable buildings thereon,
and several tracts of Lnd near the tovn
upon a credit of one and two years.
For further information enquire at
80th January. 1845,