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j . - jj - " "That f.evfrnincni is the jct which govern loasl." JflMTKtt .f.r I' t II LIS II Lit) nv levTiTtate. 5 BL00MSBU11G, COLUMBIA CO., SATURDAY, AUG. H, 1849. 1 VOLroTKUWBEii 21. ORIGINAL. f O E T K 1. Friend Tate : The following lines liaiy tieretofore appeared in print, and were con sidered by th? lovers of poetry, exquisite ly pathetic and touching. Believing that they ouU be acceptable to some of the numerous readers of the " Democrat" I offer them f r insertion in that paper, if approved by the editor, V, A Monody on the death of his Wife, BY THK LATK BKNJAM1X DATE, OF VIRGINIA, . Yes! thou art gone! these happy years Renew their cuurie no mme ; And mingle d jv an.l solteu'd cares. And plighted love, are o'er. Farewell ! but round thi bleeding heart Dear thought of the shall twine, And fondly cheriaheil there, impart Tha viituen that were thine. There, mingling with the streams of life, Thy variou;) merits blend.; My dear companion, tender wife, Sweet comforter, and friend. And oh! can love surpassing nie. That toothed I if-' of pain, Born hy a sainted spirit hence, Uevisit earth again ! Didat thou (or was it but the flight Of fancy, roving wild) Corne, lilt an angel clothed in white, ' 1'vvas Tacy, and the snileJ. Yet, in the iitent hoar of rest, When care fmgels to weep, When weary nature sinks, opprct'd. To short and troubled sleep. . I've seen thee, fair evening's star, Sweet as an angel' love, Restor'd to health, returned from far, Or leaning from above. But not alone, to raptured thought. In visions thus di vino Oft in my waking hours, unsought. Thy spirit visit mine t And tho this earth hath loit its charms, Tho' sad is every scene, And all, like these besetted arms, Is void where thou hast been; Still, still, this heart, with anguish torn. Has found a lone retreat, A place where parted friends return. And kindred spirits meet. The love that in thy bowrn dwelt. O'er death extends its reign ; The sweet communion we have felt, My spirit feels again. And jet can I lament that thou Art ll.:ritii here no more ! That songs immortal, cheer thee now, That all thy woes are o'er ! Would I rephre the galling loads Of mrrUl care am) pain ? Or call thee from the lilei abodes, To toil on earth again .' Ha ! be the tore privation mine, Thy race on earth is lun : Few of it j'p.vs were ever thine, And of its glory none. One holy aim one brighter prize, Kngaged the fevent care, To form thy spirit fur the skies, To lead thy children there. To turn my anxious rarrs above, Anil, Oh ! when we should prt,4 To gnaid the pledges of thy love, And with a mother' heart. The pMh of death with glory shine, When saints the callnbsy, A light from Heaven, an arm divine, Are with them on the way. ! saw, I Ml relcsiial aids, Attend thy parting breath, My il wai with thee thro' the shades, And t the gales of death. S.eet wjs thy rl tho' all around, In nlen: anai'iish him ; C,i n wh thy iiril, lve, the sound T.iat lr:in'dj I on thy long-id. Rei, happy t'uil ? thy rest is come, 'Tin for mell' I m urn, And for this precious banes, to whom Thou never must return? Rent, and may wc that bliss attain, Where thou art gone before, And ileaTen shall join our souls again, For death to part do mors. For the Columbia Democrat. Col. Tate: Dear Sir: As Esqure Kline, one of our worthy Commissioners' time of office expires this fall, and he being the only one of the present board, that speaks the German language, 1 believe it but justice to our German population that his p'ace should be supplied by a German. It is a great deal more satisfaction with us Germans, when we have business in the oflce to be able to speak directly to the Commissioners, than through a translator. ( believe our English democratic brethern, wili acknowledge the justice of our request, when we ask them to assist us in putting in nominatin,a man for the office of Com missioner that speaks both English and German. There are several candidates, now announced, that are fluent in the Ger man language.and good men.among whom, I am particularly pleased to see Capt. John Giioter, of Mifflin. The Captain is ca pable, industrious am! honest, speaks both English and 5erman, with equal fluency; and would makean excellent Commission er, and what I conceive, as & further and good reason, to ask the co-operation df the democratic party, of the county to have the Captain nominated, is that by an old usage of the parly, on this side of the river the commissioner candidate was taken al ternately from Cattawitssa, Roaringcreck and Mifflin townships; by this arrange ment, MiJJlin township U entitled to the candidate this fall. Audi am afraid if her claim is disregarded, there will Be dis satisfaction in the party here. A CERMAN DEMOCRAT, Entt side vj the River. Written for the Columbia Democrat. Wyoming Seminary. Report or the Visiting Committee The members of the Visiting Committee, who were present at the recent anniversa ry exercises of the Wyoming Seminary, take plasure in presenting their Report to the public. The annual examination com menced on Monday the lOih July, at two o'clock, P. M., and continued with dili gence, impartiality and usual precision till Tuesday evening. Classes in the follow, ing studies passed under review : Natural Philosophy, Geometry, Virgil, German, Livy, Surveying, Sallust, Homer, Greek Reader, Talcmachus, Algebra, Botany, Rhetoric, Intellectual Philosophy, Racine, and the common English branches. In these several studies, the students general ly acquitted themselves both to their own credit, and to the honors of the teachers. The committee arc assured that the tea chers are well qualified for their duties and have faithfully performed them. In behalf of the numerous patrons and the public generally, who arc interested in this seat of sound literary and religious educa tion, the Committee would congratulate the Trustees of the Institution, for their good fortune in securing so able and laborious board of teachers. In superintend ing the general interests of the school, and in performing the minute and arduous duties of a teacher and particularly in his happy faculty of governing in love, the Principal, Rev. R. Nelson, has acquired a character and as richly deserves it unsurpassed by any similar officer in Nor thern Pennsylvania. From the character of the late anniversary exercises, we feel assured that the other members of the Fa culty are every way qualified for their va ried duties. The amiable bearing and un tirin" devotion of tho Preceptress, Miss Deitz, to her department, have secured to her a reputation, and an affectionate re spcct.unsurpassed by her faithful predeces sors. With pleasure do the Committe an nounce to the public that the Trustees have secured, fur the eusuing year, the services of Rev. Y. Smith, a graduate of Union Collpge, and late principal of Deerfield A cadt my. The Instructress in drawing and painting. Mrs. Nelson, has required such a reputation for taste and skill in her fa vorite department, that it is wholly unnec essary to add more than that the present class has made usual proficiency under her superior instruction. During the past year, an important addition has been made to the department of female instruction. The Principal has purchased an excellent piano ; the services of a competen t teacher, Mrs. GnEfiony, have been secured,- the proficiency of a class of young ladies in this accomplishing branch of science, for the two terms last past, promises much towards completing the course of orna mental studies. Indeed, the board of teachers were nev er better qualified for their several duties, nor more deserving the confidence of the public. The anniversary exercises of Wednes day were of a high order. In the morn ing, Compositions of the young ladies were read. While all were reputable, some were superior specimens in literary merit. The addresses of the young men, in the afternoon, sustained their usual reputation. The committee would refer with high recomendation to the addresses of E. G. Mallekt, Esq., and Geo. W. Woodward. They were superior specimens of literary composition, and reflected great credit up on their authors. We would that a still greater number of our citizens shared in these annual festivities. In reference to the advantages afforded at this Institution, the Committee feel con fident that no similar Seminary in N. E. Pennsylvania possesses more ample means or offers greater facilities for an extensive academical education. The several appa ratuses and cabinets are sufficient for res pectable courses of study and lectures. The library and reading-room are credita ble. As one evidence of the popularity of this Seminary, we refer to the number of students in attendance the past session : of whom a large proportion were pursuing the higher branches of study. Wc think this fact is commendatory of the school, and advantageous to the scholars. They as surely prepare themselves for the active duties of public life, by associating with those of maturer minds, as bv the direct acquisition of Science, Knowledge and practice are the elements of true wisdom. This Report will be incomplete with out a reference to the moral and religious influence of the institution. The Trustees, though members of different Churches, are piously and harmoniously united in their efforts to maintain a healthful moral influ ence in every department of instruction. The Faculty are also careful for the moral character of their pupils. Yet the institu tion is far from being sectarian. No de nominational influences are unduly exer cised, much less a sectarian creed taught. It is a school for the public. Thus far, it has nobly fulfilled its benevolent mission; and the future is radiant with hpe of still greater success. "Wisdom is justified of all her children." Wc think the Trustees of the Wyoming Seminary may confidently, because de servedly, lr'pe for a continuance of the generous patr mage that has thus far been given to this fuvorite of the Valley. B. IIAWLEY CICn. C. I). SHOEMAKER SAM'L. WADHAMS, J. II. YOUNG, II. W. BELLMAN, JAMES GAM RLE, PAYNE PETTKBONE, W. II. BARNES, WASH'N. LEE, Jr. 0. B. IIILLARDS. STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE. 5 J GUncy Jones, I'.crks county, chairman. 1 Gideon G. Weseiit ) ,.,,.,.. Aluhzo KaninjTion.l Philadelphia City. 2 Samut I Jarkson, Andrew Miller, S Phil adelphia rj. Win. IS. lLillnwell.) 3 Philip Niper; Mmiiijomerv county. 4 Jesse Yount; ; Hosier and Delawa'ie. 6 M. G. Hihl!) ; I'mta comitv. 7 M D. Ilolhrook, ) , " , . . , John G. Snavely, J Lanca,ter k Lebanon . 5 Asa Packer ; Schuylkill, carbon, Monroe and Pike 0. A II Herder : Nnrthamptrn and Lehigh. 10 G A (irow.SiisqiieeanTia.Wiiyi.r, &. Wyoming. 11 ) mci cur; limiiloid andTinga. 12 II L Ditlenliach, Lvromine, clintnn and rentre i 11 I S MoiiKie. I.ozi nie oil n.lia. 1 I Win Knrswhe. Norlhnmherlaiul and Paupl.in. i I! It Burlier, Mifflin ; Jtinia'a, I'ninn. ! pi Henrv chuu I ; mn hcilji.d ai.d I cny. I n G 'O Hammond, Yoik, , l, Wm I! Sifwiri . Kia. klo ard Adan-s. If, Win l"Sd ell ; llumii irW.rrrfi rd i id tlair. I 2'J W J Herr i bi;ci.afii Id.Ii.diai.a.c; 11 1 naai:d I Armtruntr. I 21 Jnhn Sm di;iai: W('n rrrlrd ard Sorrf rsit. i 22 K T Gal'nw; Faw iie nrn Giccd. 2'i 0 It M'Fadiien; Wabhingtnn. i 24 P c Shannon ; ) .. , fVnrli.i.c.ill. j Allegheny ,ni!UfIe,, 25 Wm Pclliicer ; Beaver and Mfrrer. 20 Arnold Pluinrrer, Crawford and Vcnangn. 27 Wm A Galhraith ; Fric. 2S Jainw L Gillii; Wancn, Jufftrioo and Elk, OO-V. B. PALMER, comer of Third and Chi' nut Street, iaan authorized agent fur the Colum bia Democrat, in Philadelphia. 0;-F.. W. CARR, Evans1 Building, Third St.., is an authorised agent for Columbia Doiochat, fur the tranactioH of biMi uess in Philadelphia. fcj- Geo, Pratt, Esq,, American and For eign NewHiapvr Advertising and Subscription Agency, Io. Ill), Nassau Street, Ivew turk, is an Agent for tho " Colombia L)kmik;bav," for the transaction of business throughout the two Hem ispheres. Rebuking Patriotism, and Rewarding Trtusoiu j-;We clip tne following paiagraph from the Cin clnnati Enquirer "The only post office in Ohio named, "Jf'eller" has been changed lately to that of "Coriin." So hostile is the adminis tration to everything squinting at democracy that it won't even allow a post otlice to re tain the name of a democrat. They first remove the gallant Weller.and then change the post office bearing his name to that of "LortomV Colonel Weller volunteered and fought for his county in the late war with Mexico. Thomas Coi win opposed the war, voted against supplies ami invoked the Mexicans to greet Gnerat Tay lor and his brave troops "with bloody hand to hospitable graves." How natural is it for this administration to rebuke patriotism aiid honor "moral treason ?" Would the "First Washing ton" tolerate these acta which am uow bringing discredit upon the the name of the 'Second ?' No ! He would a wn have permitted pout offices to be named after Benedict Arnold as Thon.ai Corwiu. Whixs about U nkaudoii (he Tariff or '-19. Webb, of the New York Courier and Enquirer, a leading Taylor whij paper, thus cxpremess himselfon the Tariff quesi io.i , ina recent article. We commend it to tha attention of the Whig 'ii Tariff restorations! in this quarter : 'It is manifest that this tariff question is rapidly dying out, and will snon cease to be an element of political discord. I doubt greatly whether it will enter ino the contest of 1852 at all. It certainly will not, if the whigs aro wise, and do not intend to run their heads against a stone wall, such as the larifJ of 1 84'i would certainly prove, and as certainly dash out their brains, or, in other words, destroy them. There are those among us who will never learn that what is wisdon in one age, or one year, may, by time and circumstances, prove to be folly in the next; and these men, oc cupying hiuh places, will urge an adher ence tothc'TarilT of'42." Tajlorism Repudiated by an Original. The Blue Hen's Chickes one of the fust papers to nominate1 General Taylor for the Prenidency, and always zealous in his support, thus repudiates the course of his Administration ; " We were amongst the very first to hoist the flag of (Jen. Taylor for the Pres idency because we thought him honest, independent and capable all admit that but for our support he wou'd have lost Del aware all the independent, unpnrchasable whigs and democrats went for the old Iito. We understood from his letters, &c, that he would administer the Government with principles of the early Presidents ; having no friends to reward, no enemies to punish We have been disappointed, proscription has been the order of the day. We ex pected the friends of Taylor 1o super cede the old hands ns fast os the commissions expire, but no sooner, except for gross and pa'paple incompetency or impropriety instead of this the guilotine has been at work in the appointments the best whigs have been neglected or treated with contumely. The real friends of Taylor have been almost mockpd at their recommendations utterly disn garded and the behests of an ui:prineiped clique, been taken for the voice of Delaware. Hut Delaware freemen will not lamely bear to be trampled upon. Democratic Whigs have the spirit, the will, and the power, to do justice to themselves when cliques and cabals would put their feet upon their necks likri si ;ivcs. Heme mder, tyrants, your doom is coming ! Somebody aid of Miss Lucy rf thirty-Gvc, "hc praises to be a .Miss Lucy Long !" 'L'nk ahead, Pete," ,id knowing datkey "don't Hand ilar on dc isilroad !"' "Why, Joe?" "Kjje, if derarssre t'at mouf ob youn, dcy link it am rie depo.aad run riiu in. Ravages or the Army WonM.We learn that the army worm is very destruc tive in the southern part of Illinois, as well a in Missouri. Departure of the Irish lMrlsontrs.. The Fieeman'l Journal, gives the following account ol thelarit ad interview Ix'tweeu the de parting patriots and other friends; The last moment previous to departure having arrived, the prisoners were once more surrouuded by their friends ni.my of them ladies of whom they took a len der and affecting farewell, Mr. 0' linen's lady, his sister, and the Rev, Mr. O'Brien, ft is brother, were with him from an early hour in the morning. The Rev. Mr, Meagher, S. J., uncle to Mr. T. F. Mea gher, and several female relations, were present ; as were the wife, sister, and oth er relatives of Mr. O'Donogboe, and sever al ladies, and others, relations of Mr. M'Manus. We shall not attempt to des cribe tho most painful scene that presented itself at this moment. The friends of the convicts" as tho law calls them, betrayed the most intense grief ; but their own de meanor was marked by the manliness and fortitude thatdislinguishedihem all through, und even at a mc when their enemies menaced them with the "traitor's doom." Having taken an affectionate leave of their friends, and cordially shaken hands with several gentlemen who were present, and with the Governor, the deputy Governor and other officers of the prison, they en tered the van, accompanied by Inspector Hovenden, and Mr. I,amj, the' Governor of Sniithfield prison. In taking his place in the vi, Mr. Mea gher said, in a firm tone, "I feel a prouder man leaving the country even thus, than many who remain in it." "And sr do I," responded Mr. O'Donohue. The other gentlemen made no observation ; but no man who saw them could doubt that, if it had been their fate, thev would sav rfulre est pro putria mori with as much fortitude ana resignation as they now uul larcwell to their friends and native lands. T ,iy were dressed as usual certainly not ith less care, and Mr. Meagher had in .us hand Ussian a Poems, as he satd "to remind him of the old country of which lieslilldtd not despair. Every friend of Ireland will peruse with proud satisfaction the following calm, but steadfast and resolute address of the dis astrous convicls to their fellow country men, left upon the eve of embarkation with a friend for promulgation ;- "Fellow-Countrymen Ifyourefforts to procure a mitigation of the penalties to which we are about to be subjected had been as successful as you desire, we could not have offered to you more sincere and grateful acknowledgements than those which we now tender, for the sympathy and solicitude which you have d'i-piayed in your behalf. "At this moment, whilst wc are lidding our last sad farewell to our native land, the reflection that our fellow-countrymen have not witnessedwitli indifference our removal from amongst them is a sweet source of consolation ; and, be assured, that this re membrance will hereafter be a soothing alleviation to whatever suffering it may be our lot to endure. "Knowing that we address many who (l) not concur with us in political opinions, we do not feel ourselves at liberty to offer any observations upon the policy by which this country is governed upon the policy which gave occasion to mir resistance to Uriiish power upon the policy whieh now consigns us to exile. Wc are compelled to repress even the emotions which we feci in refleciiiig upon the awful condition in which we leave the land that we deeply loved ; nor is this a filling occasion to point out the means by which its disasters may Le repaired; but I we cannot refrain from the expression of a i hope that you will not despair f yiair country ; nnd we may be permitted to of fer to our fellow countrymen a parting cx! horlation, that tlu-y will lay aside those I unhappy dissensions which have so long paralyzed the intrinsic sfreuizlh of the Irish nation, and henceforth learn to love and confide in each otlm. We feel that it is not necessary to say anything to jou in vindication of our mo tives. Even those who most condemn our conduct, know that we have not been ani mated by coiir-ideiations of a personal na. lure in hazarding all that was dear to us for the sake of our native land; but wc owe it our feelings to declare that, whatev er may be the sacrifices we incur devotion to its interests, our latest aspiration will lie a prayer for the prosperity, the honor and independence of Ireland. William S. O'nniEV, Tuos. Francis Miciim, Tlrence Bu.low M'juni-3, Patrick O'Do.Noiton. "Richmond Prison." Working Women. Women, ta amia ble in themselves, are never so amiable ns when they arc useful ; and for beautv, though men may fall in love with girls at play, there is nothing to make thero stand to their love like seeing them at work. Agricultural. flow blest th. KAHMtii's Minple life! Hew pure the p'y it jielila.' Kar from the viili,i' fenipeslou strife, Kree, 'mill (lie ureinnl fit F.nnrfnt. Glory vs. Cvcd Husbandry, We frequently see the announcement in one or other of the states, and not unfre queutly among our larger cities, of the pre sentation of a sword to some military hero in our late wit with Mexico, the cost and workmanship of which are elaborately pa raded before the public ; but we have nt yet seen the first notice of gift, diploma, nor even commendation, to any one who has distinguished himself or benefitted his country by the improvement of the soil, or increasing the agricultural products of the United States, The man who leaves the worlJ, with 10,000 less persons in it, bereft of life through his agency, is worthy of all honor mid public gratitude; but he who ban shown how 10,000 persons could live in comfort and happiness, where scarce 1,000 could have subsisted in penury, is unwor thy any notice or reward. Such at least is ihe)rrtr;cajudgment of bodies legisla tive, and ciiies corporate. The soldier who does his duty in a jut war, is worthy of his pay, rations, and a respectable station in society. But is he entitled to aught beyond his equally meri torious, and perhaps even more laborious countryman at hume, who has toiled and suffered to promote the jood of his fellow beings, as the other has necessairly been engaged in their injury and dtstruc tiuu ? The spears und swords shall yet be bea ten into pruning hooks and plow shares, but at the rate we are going on, it will ba some time before this is done in the United Slates, amo.'ig our professedly Intelligent, reasonable, agricultural community. Prffits of Orange-County Farming. Mr. Jesse Owen, of Warwick, Orange county, N. Y., on a farm of 130 acros, made, in 1847, from six cows, l,CS(J lbs. of butter, which, to gether with six calves and seven spring pigs, that were fed from the refuse of the dairy, sold for or $42 CO cents lo ench cow. In 1818, the same number of ruws, netted, in c; hn and pigs, 8-13,50 each. This year, (IS19.) he has s;ild, from the same number i f cows, six calves, at the age of f ur weeks', for $33,55. The other stock of this farm consists of two horses, seventeen sicors and oxen, two calves, ten hogs, nnd i-iuJjiceii pigs. The amount of hay cut per annum, is about SO tons. Horizontal Plowing. SiDii hills ought always to be plowed with a horizontal furrow, instead rf run- ning it up and down, or slanting it towards the bottom ol the lull with two great an it,- clinalion. This will somciimfs require considerable skill to preserve a marly hor izontal position, whew the hilis ar; thrown together in ;11 directions, and are short. Cut with care, it can at all times be ncenin pi: j, with the use of a spirit level, or a plum and square. The furrows are mado to circle arouid the hill and fdlow tlumi ia any direction, however short or crooked, it may be necessary to make them, In many portions of the southern stales, the heavy rains falling upon lands inclined i-i wash, have worn away nearly all the soil, and left barrenness and desolation where fertility before existed. An inclination of one foot in ten or twelve, is sufficient tr lead off the water. 'I his inclination is es sential, as if made entirely levi 1, the water would break over and force its own way down the hill, gullying rqualiy bad, as if allowed lo follow each of the furrows ia this direction. Pithy IIiNTs.-Si.uir, on the rrrkPcr,l backs of calves and youn- cattle, will do more good than in the nose ef anv maiden lady or dandy bachelor; and brmston'e bought for the hogs, will not prove that tho itch has got into the house. Cards, cn t! a cattle, make them look as ntucli bjttcr'as children with their luir eombi-d. A clean bam is a hint to the woman v, ho ukes caro of the kitchen. Good milking stools save much washing in the house. A scraper on the djor step eaves brooms aael dust.