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let fat on lieni, tl-i I have sworn upon the Altar of God, eternal hostility to every form of Tyranny over, tho Blind of Man." Thomas Jefferon. Si ial clian- lo r mr. I; c him favour lu wotk ItAN. anil 1" ;jm t!s.-' ion, U Ian. I, if to kid .n a mm lied inc. I. in Hi- laic f ci' alio. a Ily r, rs (lci'in Ills, ai.d blcajlii: lllllClCll) i-ir new IvO fU')' Ik i.i uc- lU.ll to I b talcs, III, wit!) he pro- tic wilt, 5 of the iron its, nor lie sur- P with lllliui. y he inn- Jtlmlli Ito pr ume oi Brest to r ItacheJ ; Int.. t JlOl'Ou:. In n ml I of tlio 1 Lu liccK o Ti In) 1. - lcrk num " carti El, OTf II an.' L' one h-opor Jpur.e ire BUte Irian's Iriirrr note lir five bin and I ma lit the III br Ilcaco it lie Ivillc, Incul and Irrtti bu- ksof l,d a Ittii' it Volume E. ip3Eijhb,s:c Fnosi Tim Mocntainekiu r- THE UNLAWFUL TENDRIL Tlio Sheriff conned over a small dirty book, Which ho used as a portable docltct ; And then, with a stern and unmerciful look, llo drew a ca. sa. lrom lus pocKet. Ho told the uiayearer to plank down the dust, And as soon as the sheriff could sny it, Thodcbtor acknowledged tho claim to be'ju9t, And declared ho was willing to pay it. A bundlo of dank notes ho drew from his vest, I Altd ho counted them down on tho table: Ho was willing to pay, as ho frqnkly confess'd, Arid not only willing, but able. Tho sum was made up, (it was rurr. ionet too,) When the Shcriffmado this imcdixel, "With bank notes I'Hneveii have uotiiino todo "No how any body can fix ill" Then loud grew the speeches, and angry tlio tones, (Tho Sheriff insisting on specie,) Which thrcBtcn'd to end in tho breaking of bones, For they wrangle and janglo "liceilacie.'" The"tender' was not what the law Would require, So Uio SherjlT pronounced it unlawful, And hothatdcricd it, ho said, was a liar, With an oath mo&t prodigiously awful. Tho plaintiff was sent for: Dut hocould'nt tako . The notci, since the Hanks had suspended; Ho would look to tho Sheriff, ho said, with a shake Of tho head, as tho steps he descended. Thejiefcndcnt ivas out of his county, and had , Nothing there, but his bod; and paper, Tbo latter uncurrcnt, the former was mad, And tho Shcriffhalf-druiik on a caper. So that was the time: 'let tho law tako its course,' Said tlio Sheriff, (who wished to be at him,) . And he swore hu'd tu Ice him, as it would bo worse, To'follow him with a testatum. Tho money xnaagoodt 'twaathc bestot its kind Said the Sheriff, but ho "would'ntha-vc it;" And worst of it wai, tho defendant could find, None ablo or willing to shave iU Tho notes wcro refused & tho Sheriff grew warm ' For his dander had palpably risen, .He gave the defendant a jerk by the arm,. And swore he would take him to prison. To jail then ho took him, (tlio contcf t was rough,) - The nconlo were stupid with wonder; To see him locked up, having hank notes ixouon, And they marvcud at Banking like thunder ! ! ! WEES IBSIPSlB(n,IBt2c For the Columbia Democrat, RELIGION IN PROFESSIONAL LIFE. In the vicissitudes of professional life, we can only expect consolation through the influence ol the Uospel; and there is no eecular profession to which Christian Rcli gion affords . moic aid than the practice of Medicine. How lamentable, then, to ob serve those whose educations and stations tiecessarily display to them the wisdom and goodness of the Creator, and his power over human lite, should lorgct their duty, while visiting tho abodes of pain and misery, and witnessing the fear and anguish which at tend the dissolution of nature. Tho only cordial for the dying is tho sweet hopes of future bliss; and when the resources of the material mcdiea fail in providing a cure, the panacea of Christianity, administered by tho attending physician, relieves tho heart of the patient from depression, and may probably in many instances save his soul from perdition. The life of a physician is one of unceas- 'jng toil, self-denial, and solicitude. The Lawyer has his intervals for recreation be tween courts the Divfne recruits his en ergiea between each Sabbath the Soldier forgets his summer campaign in his winter quarters; but no such relaxation or rest is known to the Physician. His days and his nights are alike subject to the calls of the sick; and even in tho worship of hie: God he is frequently disturbed while all Other professions and trades enjoy the full benefits which are given in tlio devotions of tho holy Sabbath. His associations, too 'jtcanonlybo imagined never felt by olh ers. He is always called to afford relief to Vie distressed: Always with the sick and dying hearing their groans and witnessing yie progress oi tno mseaso . Jtjis possible for a patient to reward tho 'mechanical part of tho physician's niton U "9i i . .. . . ... uancqii out no compensation Oil but llo p.nmnnnsntifin h:in nnssihlv ho an equivalent to his mei W j an equivalent to his mental solicitude Vhilo ilo endeavoring to snatch him from the him front HoliaTss threatening grasp of Death. Ho haroaved lHcP; aticnt, through Divino assistance, from PRINTED BLOOMSBVRG, COLUMBIA a sodded grave probably a family frofn distress and starvation and while restoring him again to the enjoyment of life, he may even have prepared hiin for aifutttro state of existence. To be thus useful to our fel low beings, it is however requisite that wc should know and proclaim tho Eternal Ttuth. STONY POINT. The scenery on the Hudson river bears nature's grandest imprint. The hand that formed an universe of worlds has thrown together along the banks of this noble stream, a wild assemblage of rocks and mountains. The Palisades, as they arc called, commence on the western side of the .Hudson, just above the Wcchaw or Wcchawkcn, and extend about twelve miles p the river. They are bold, abrupt de monstrations of omnipotence, moulded by him, whose power is not bounded by time or circumstances. The cannon of a thou sand arms might roar Out their incfljctual engeance against this natural battery, which frowns over the broad bright stream at an levation of' from sixty to one hundred and fifty feet, and the parapet would laugh in scorn at the power of battle. After tho Palisades terminate, a country of hills and vales succeed; the former, round cd up like loaves of sugar, and tire latter in dented like dimples on the cheek of beau ty. Occasionally, however, nature ha: projected iirsi the stream one of her bold j fronts, a miniature foundation of the "hills of fear" which cast their sombre shadows across tho pass of the highlands. One of thcscprojcction3 is btony Point. It stands out in bold relief from the rural scenery just below, and challenges the attention of the passenger who lias been relieved from the sublimity of the basaltic rocks of the Palisades to prepare for a wilder develope mcnt, of nature's craniology. But the im pressions which crowd into tlio spectator's mind in this region, arc not derived from a river, mountain, or valley tradition and history lend a melancholy glory to this rev olutionary ground On the right or eastern bank stretches away tho celebrated "neu tral ground" throughout the entire extent of West Chester county, where regulars, cow boys, Virginia horse, and continentals, wliigs and tories, appeared and , disappear ed like the actors of a wild and bloody tra gedy. On the left, Stony Point is allied to associations of military achievements and unfading renown while farther tin, Ar nold's treason, Andre's capture anduntime- lv although merited fate, twine round the memorable rocks of Stony Point. Stony Point is about forty miles above Now York; and ten or fourteen below West Point. It is a rounded cravellv hill, of small extent, iuttinjr into the stream and connected with the main land by a low mo rass which is partially over-flowed by tide Water. It was fortified in the rovolulionary- war, and occupied by a small force, and might have been considered as a re: outpost to tho strong fortress of West Point. It was captured hy the iJritisli in the year 1779, and strongly repaired and garrisoned by more than 000 soluiers, commanded by the brave Lieut. Col. Johnson. A few days before tho lGth of July in the same year, a tall, commanding person age, mounted on a strong charger, was seen on the eminence above Stony Point. He had a glass in lus hand, and appeared to study the character of the dcfcncco with an intensity ol interest. Johnson, who was returning the gazo of the horseman with his spyglass, turned to ono of his staff and remarked that the apparition on the hill portended no good. Rumors wcro afloat in the entrenchments that the same tall fl uro had been seen across tho river on the highest opposite eminenco the day before like a horseman painted against tho sky A cow hoy said that this figure was the apparition of Washington, and that it was never seen except just bpforo a battlo or a thunderstorm. But while these idlo ru mors were floating around the atmosphere of the camp, tlujgbal Washington, from ob AND PUBLISHED BY JOHN S. INGRAM. COUNTY, 1PA. SATURDAY, AUjGUST 1837. scrvations made with his own eyes, was concerting a soldierlike plan for its surprise. On the nigl'itof the lGth of July, by tho twinkling light of the stars that broke over and through tho clouds, two colamns of soldiers might have been seen under the brow of the eminence in the rear of the fort. They were stern men, the sijent, thought ful men of New England. The eagle-eyed Wayne was at their head, and his heart beat like that of a lion. The regiments of Fcbiger and Meigs, with the youthful Ma jor Hull's detachment formed the right col umn; Butler's regiment, with the two com panies under Major Murphy, formed the left. The van of the right was formed of one hundred and fifty volunteers at whose head stood the brave Floury, one hundred volunteers under Stewart composed the van on the left and still further advanced, the . i ' noblest post of all, stood two 'forlorn hopes,' of twenty men each one commanded by Lieut. Gibbins, and the other by Lieut. Knox. Wayne stopped from man to man through the vanguards saw them take their flints from their pieces and fix the death bayonet. At twenty minutes past eleven, tlic two columns moved to the bloody work before them, one going to the left and the other to the right to make their attack oh opposite sides. The inhabitants on the eastern side of the river heard a sharp crashing as the for lorn hope of cither side broke into the dou ble row of abattis; the muskets of the senti nels flashed suddenly amidst the darkness, and in a moment the fortress vomited out flame and thunder as if a volcano had igni ted, and was tossing its white lava upwards The cry of battle not to be mistaken, shrill, wild anil learlul, urokc upon ttic dull car of night. But all was in vain for the for tress. Under the sliowers of grape, and full in the red eye of battle, the two gloomy, till unwavering columns moved on, and the two vanguards met in the centre ot the works. The British made an instant sur render to avoid tlio extermination which a- waitcd the deploy of the columns upon the entrenchments. Sixty-three British sol diers lay dead at their guns; five hundred and forlv three were made prisoners; and the spoils were 2 standards, 2 flags, 15 pie ces of ordinance, and other material of war, Of the sons of New England, ninety eight were killed or wounded. Of Lieut. Gib bins' forlorn hope, seventeen were no more Of Lieut. Knox's about the same number were slain. These spots, whore the life-blood of tho free has been poured out like water, and where tho traces of the revolutionary ditch and mound still remain, arc altars sacred to the high recollections of frecdonit Green he the turf over these dopartcd patriots. The bold blufV of Stony Point is classic ground. Hither in future time shall tho poet and the sentimentals come to pay their tribute of affection and honor where "Our fathers knelt In prayer, and battled for a world." REMEDY FOR HARD TIMES. Of all the remedies for "hard times" that have yet met our observation, the best is contained in the following anonymous para graph, which appears in ono of our nume rous oxchango papers : "When you are obliged to obtain credit for your stock, be very careful to whom you apply, as a creditor who is himself "in the screws," may ruin you. Never get cred it for small sums nor for any sum indif ferent places better owe at one place, and to owe one man. Every man to whom you owo fivo dollars will troublo you as much, if not more, than tho ono to whom you owe a hundred. It is casior to satisfy ono man than twenty. Give to your best cus tomers only short credit, and when it has expired collect promptly. Bo diligent in your business faithful in your word, mod erate in your expenditures temperate in your habits just in your dealings moral in your principle get married to a good girl and you may defy lawyers, sheriffs, duns, prisons, and almost the blue devils." . EVIL SPEAKING. . The delusive itch for slander, too com mon in all ranks of people, whether to grati fy a little ungenerous resentment; whether, oftcner out of a principle of levelling, from a narrowness and poverty of soul, ever impa tient of merit and superiority in others wether, from a mean ambitionor the insa tiate lust of being witty, (a talent in which ill-nature and malice are no ingredients;) or, lastly, whether from a natural cruelty of disposition, abstracted from all vicy and considerations of self: to which one, or whether to all jointly, wc are indebted for the contagious malady, thus much is certain, from whatever seed it springs, the growth and progress of it arc as destructive to, as they arc unbecoming a civilized people. To pass a hard and ill-natured reflection up- on an unucr3igning action to invent, or what is equally bad, to propagate a vexatious icport, without color and grounds to plun der an innocent man of his character, and good name, a jewel which, perhaps, he has starved himself to purchase, and probably would hazard his life to secure to rob him, at the same time of his happiness and peace of mind, perhaps- his bread the bread, may be, of a virtuous family and all this, as Solomon says of the madman, who ca3tclh fire-brands, arrows and death, and sayeth, Am I not in sport? All this, out of wantonness, and oftener from worse motives the whole appears such a com plication of badness, as requires no words or warmth of fancy to aggravate. Pride, treachery, envy, hypocrisy, malice, cruel ty, and self-love, may have been said, in one shape or other, to have occasioned all the frauds and mischiefs that ever happen ed in the world but the chances against acoincidencc of them all in one person, vare so many,, that ono would have supposed the character of a common slanderer as rare a production in nature, a3 that of a great genius, which seldom happens more than once in an age. Drinking Song-. Drink, friends, drink deep tho noon is high ; Drink, and forget ycur t-arc The sultry summer suns aro nigh Drink, in your strength repair: The deer, that from the hunter flies, Tlio warrior, red with slaughter, The camel, 'neathtbo burning skies, Quaff deep tlio cry of water! Our father, Sun, the examples gives, Our mother, Earth, also; He, jocund, drinks ab.ovo the cloude, , She blushing, drinks below Pledge high, pledge long, the friends you love, To alscnt wife and daughter, Of blooming maid who rules your heart, Drink deep but only watcrl , Sam Slick's Estimate of Marriltgc. They said marrying was fun pooty fun, to be sure. When I was single man the world wagged along well enough. It was jistlikoau omnibus. I was a passenger, paid my levy, and hadn't nothing more to do with it than to sit down, and not care a button for any thing. S'ppssing the omni bus got upset rwcll, I walk off, and leaves the man to pick up the pieces. But then, I takes a wife, and be hanged to me. It's very well for a while, but afterwards its pla guy like owning an upset omnibus. What did I get by itf How much fun? Why, a jewing old woman and threo squallcrs. Mighty different from courting. Instead of "Yes, my duck," "No, my dear," "As you please, honey," and "When you like, lovely," like what it was in courting times, it's rig'ler row. Sour looks and cold pota toes, children and taplo clothes badly off for soap, always darning and mending, and nothing over darned or mended. If it wos'nt that I am particularly sober, I'd bo inclined to drink. My house ain't my own my money ain't my own I belong to four pcoplq besides myself, the old woman and three children I'm a partnership con cern, and so many has got thejr fingers in tho till that bust up I'll break, and sign over tho stock in trado to you. A man who borrows his neighbor's news paper, will sooner or later borrow his tooth pick! It is hoped that those who Jend the 'Columbia Democrat' will mark this result. IVumJjcr 15. THE INSTABILITY OF LIFE. That life is uncerlain, and death uuavoid able, is a maxim which, though all admit to be true, all seem willing to forget. It is a maxim which has been so often reiterated, that none can be- ignorant of it and if any were disposed to disregard it, the ptfrpctual occurrence of its fulfilment might be sufli- cient for its establishment as eternal truth. Granting, then, that it be true, it is not a matter of such consequence as to demand our most serious attention: Can any one bestow on it even the slightest considera tion, without feeling its importance, with out perceiving that, regarding it merely as relating to a complete removal from this world, and, all its . concerns, independently of the reward or punishment' which is to follow, it is a point or the utmost importance? Can any one reflect, as on a matter of no concern, on the being separated from all thoge whom he loves, and by whom, he is beloved? Cap he disregard the tear3 whieji will burst from the bosoms of those whom filial or fraternal affectionhave, bound to him? Can he think unmoved, that he will no more augment theirjoy, or soothe their grief? that whatever, danger may threaten them, ho pan no longer lend his assistance to avert it? and that whatever blessings may con join to make them happy, will be embitter ed by the reflection that he is not a sharer in them? He who can think on this with out emotion, is no more or less than, a man. Yet these are thqi consequences of that event, the occurrence of which to every one is certain and the period at which it shall take place is unknown. Can it bo denied, then, that this is. a matter demand ing our most serious attention? But the departure from .this world, however affec tion or friendship may endear it to us, must ever be considered, by the virtuous, as a cause of joy, since it removes them from regions of darkness and of sin, to realms of light and of purity. Surely, then, ho who wishes to make even his deatli con tribute to the happiness of those whom ho loved while living, will so conduct himself in this life, as to leave no anxious doublings on their minds, with .respect to his welfare in the life eternal. He will act so that at the end he may look ba.-Ji with tranquility, and forward with rapture without regret for the past, or fear for the future. But tho disposition of mind necessary for the attain ment of a life, productive of this desirable conclusion, cannot be acquired except by a frequent and serious consideration, and a firm conviction, the highest incentive to virtue would be wanting. It is, then, not only the duty but interest of every one to reflect in a manner suitable to the import ance of (he subject, on the uncertainty of the present life, and on consequent neces sity of being prepared for the change which wc know must take place, at some period, how Hear or how remote wc arc, by an all wise Providence, kept ignorant. Nor can the wisdom which dictates this concealment he impeached. Were the time at which our dissolution should occur known to us, its remoteness, if distant, would breed in dolent security or its suddenness, if near, occasion terrors, which would prevent pre paration for it. Necessity of prayer It is a great and in dispensable obligation for airmen to pray. The virtuous must invoke the mercies of heaven, and obtain, by prayer, the grace of perseverance. The sinner must implore, by prayer, tho pardon of his offended Ma ker. Tho young must send up their pray er, that they may escape the seductions of the world, anil remain unsullied in tho midst of crime, and firm in the midst of tempta tions. Tho old must sigh to heaven for pardon for the sins committed in the season of youth, that their death may bo peaceful and happy. TT calth always at hand. Why do you ilesiro riches and grandiour? Because yon think they will bring happiness with them. Tho very thing you want is now in your power you havo only to study contentment.