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ll " 1 ' " BBMM l'ni.rrun .i.m pvnt.isiu:n BIT LEVI L7 TATi3. POETRY. The INMiny of Youth. mOM TUB BOSTON OMVB BRANCH. Oft hath it boon my lot to srn, The youth' resemblance to the nun, In every wiywaid phase; Ami oft, at night, ths school -room door, In thought till mood I've ytwod before, To mark their diflorent ways. In all tlieir noisy, careless clce, From school restraint and thraldom lice, The romping urchins come ; Thoughtful anJ light, sedate and gay, Each one pursues his usual way, With varied action, home. Here goes a preacher, there a judge, While at their heels doth bolus trudge, With pill concocting look ; A merchant and mechanic next, By weights and measures quite perplcxnl, lu calculating book., Here doth a future statesman pass, Now undistinguished from the mass, And careless as the rest : And there a clown with noisy prank, For which the traveller seldom thanks, With wisdom walks abreast. These are the men that sunn shall gtiit!c, O'er time's resistless changeful tide, Our noble bhip of state, And on tlio trainings of these minds, The stern fixed law of heaven binds, Our honored country's fate. God of our storn and faithful tire1), Rekindle thou the altar fires, In Freedom's sacred flame ; Our futuro statesmen's youthful days, Guide thou in wisdom's narrow ways, Or else our h?ie is vain. Let their ambition be to g.iin, The meed of truth nor yet in vain Let them their hopes einbalk : T.nt still to bless them, still to guide, Mayst thou be present at tlieir side, Through every trial daik. k. i r. The 1urlcan Fluff' Fling out the nation's stripes and stars The glorious standard of the free : The banner borne through Freedom's wars, The hallow 'd gem of Liberty ; On mountain top, in valley deep, Wherever dwell the free and brave, Wherever Freedom' martyr's sleep, Columbia's fhg must freely wave. Raise huh the bright, auspicious flag, From every height and lonely gleu ; In forest, dell, on jutting crag, Afar among the haunts of men. That sparkling banner, wildly flung, Shall freely w ave o'er land and sea ; And Freedom's anthem, sweetly sung, Shall swell our country's jubilee. 0 ! let the woild thai flag behold! That emblem of the brave and free; The brightest crown of streaming gold, Tli.it decks the goddess Liberty. Spread out its folds till heaven's dome Kcwibuia ej the holy sound, That all oppres,'.l have found a homo On FrtcJom'i consecrated giound. Unfurl that spanned flag of wns, And let it float along the skies, Until a freeman's bleeding scars Shall bid an angry nation rise. Then let its lints, its gorgeous folds, Bed...7.l hots in battle driven, Till victory's eagle proudly holds The glittering ensign up lo heaven. ji out our country's banner wide, Our emblematic, starry gem : tr Union never shall divide, Vhile floats that silken diadem. Y-r after year its brilliant stars all indicate the strength of all : i.ei,H beware of civil wars, T.,,t curse of monarciii-Fieedom fall. WK VATCHED II KK HKI'ATUING. IVe w,t,ied her bieathinc through the bight, H':r nr.'aibiiri Milt and low. A. ui i it wave el lite. i Ol rrtii K,-pt having to and Iro. 5Ui;t!v vp seem. I I" speak, ' sn wly niov. '1 t A' e ha.l L ot I. el i . '. 1 oui powers, I" 'ke ti.-i ticini; "ill. vny boiled our (eais, Oai ledtsnur hopes belied, 'h' 'ijiii her dying when hhe slept iei si -p i n t; when she diud. ) "n the morn i a me dim nn'l ' :"' Aiid rhill wi'h early showi is "r S' " -y M-.fl.-iiI,-- !.' I"'' ' h i ir.'M n 'ban -iirs BL00MSBU11G, COLUMBIA CO., SATURDAY, I't vin (luiliy'a l-mly's Book for Sriiltmbcr. The Miiiti"ff Tarty. BY T..8. ARTHt'R. Ocr young ladies of the present gener ation know little of lite Hysterics of "Irish chain," "rising star," ''block work," or "Job's trouble," ami would be as likely to mistake a set of quilling frames for clothes poles as for anything else. It was different in our younger days. Haifa dozen hand some patchwork quilts were an indispen- sible then as a marriage portion ; quite as much so as a piano or guitar is at present And the quilting party was equally indica tive of the coming-out and being "in the market," as the fashionable gatherings to gether of the times that be. As for the difference in the custom, we are not disposed to sigh over it as indica tive of social deterioration. We do not belong to the class who believe that socie ty is retrograding, because everything is not as it was in the earlier days of our life history. And yet it may be a weakness; but early associations exercise a powerful influence over us. We have never enjoy ed ourselves with the keen zest and hearti ness, in any company, that we have expe rienced in the old-fashioned quilting parly. Dut wc were young then, and every sense perfect in its power to receive enjoyment. No care weighed down the spirit ; no grief was in the heart; no mistakes had occur red to sober the feelings with unavailing regrets, Life was in the beauty and fresh neesofits springtime; in the odor of its lovely blossoms. We had but to open our eyes to touch, or taste to feel an exquisite delight. Of ihc world wc know nothing beyond the quite village , and there wc found enough to till the measure Ot Our rapacity . m . .. . -r have not found greater social pleasures ; though in a more extended usefulness there has come a different source of enjoyment purer, and more elevating to the heart. Dut this is all too grave for our subject. Ii is not the frame of mind in which to en joy a quilting parly. And yet, who can look back upon the early times without a browner hue. upon his feelings ! There was one quilling party can we ever forget il Twenty years have passed since ihc time. Wc were young thru, and had not tarried long at Jericho ! Twenty years! It seems but yesterday. Willi the freshness of the present it is all before us now. In our village there dwelt a sweet young girl who was the favorile of all. When in vitations to a quilling party at Mrs, Wil lings's came, you Inay be sure there was a flutte r of delight all around. The quilting was Amy's, ofcourse.aiid Amy Willing was to be the bright particular star in the social firmament. It was to be Amy's first quilt ing, rnorcovf r ; and the sign that hhe was looking forward to the matrimonial goal, was hailed with a peculiar pleasure by more than one of the village swains, who had worshiped the drawning beauty at a respectful distance. Vfe hail been at so many quilting parties up to this lime ; but mora as a boy than a man. Our enjoyment had always been unembarrassed by any peculiar feelings. We could play at blind ninns's buff, hunt the slipper, and pawns, and not only clasp the little hands of our fair playfellows, but even touch their warm lips with our own, and not experience a heart-emotion deeper than the ripple made on the smooth water by a playful breeze, liut there had come a'ehange. There was something in the eves of our young companions, as we look ed into them, that had a different meaning from the old expression, and particular was this lime with Amy, Into her eyes we could no longer gaze steadily. As to the reason we were ignorant; yet so it was. 'I he invitation to attend her quilling was an era ; for it produced emotions of so marked a character, that they were never forgotten. There was an uneasy fluttering of the heart as the time drew near, and a pressure upon the feeling that a deep, sighing breath failed to remove. The more wr thought about the quilnnr;, 'lie more rrct1eH did we gro', and th' n"!' rf,n That 'overiimfiit h the scious that the part we were about to play would be one of peculiar embarrassment. At last the evening came. We had nev er shrunk from going alone into any com pany before. Dut now we felt that it was necessary to be sustained from without; and such sustentation we sought in tho company of the good-natured, self-composed bachelor of the villago, who went any where and everywhere freely and without apparent emotion. "You're going to Amy Willing's quilt ing ?" said we to L . on the day before the party. "Certainly," was his reply. "Will you wait until we call for you ?" "Oh yes," was as good-naturedly an swered. "So much gained," thought we, when alone. In the shadow of his presence we would be able to make our debut with little em harassment. What would we not have then given for L 's self-possession and easy confidence ! When the time came we called, as had been arranged, upon L . To our sur prise, we found no less than four otheru,as bashful as we, wailing his convey. L very good-humorcdly he never did an ill natured thing in his life assumed the es cort, and we all set off for the collage of Mrs. Willings. How the rest felt, we know not, but as for our own heart.it troh- bed slower and heavier at each step, until by the time the callage was reached, the pulses in our cars were beating audibly. W c could not understand this. It had never been so before. The sun still lingered above the horizon when we came in sight of the collage fashionable hours were earlier then than now. On arriving at the door, L en- ail't'ilifo;!v,tiisl.?i,Ri!,.Urr..ef .uqivw "ti w secure the benefit of his countenance. The room was full of girls, who were busy in binding Amy's quilt, which was already out of the frame, and getting all ready for the evening's sport. There was no equal to I for taking the wire edge from off ihc feelings of a promiscuous company, and give a free and easy tone to the social intercourse, that would other wise have been constrained and awkward. In a little while the different parties who had entered under his protection, began to feel at home among the merry girls. It was not long before another and another -i.t iiiia I i came in, until me oiu-iasnioncu p:rior, with its old-fashioned furniture, was filled. and the but half-bound quilt was forcibly taken from tho hands of the laughing seamstresses, and put "out of sight and out of mind." The bright, particular star of that eve ning wis Amy Willing gentle, quiet, lov ing Amy Willing. There was a wanner glow upon her cheeks, and a deeper ten derness in her beautiful eyes, than they had ever worn before. In gazing upon her, how the heart moved from its very depths ! No long time passed before we were by the side of Amy, nnd our eyes resting in hers with an earnestness of ex pression that caused litem droop to the floor. When the time for redeeming pawns came, and it was our turn to call out front the circle of beauty a fair partner, the ' name of Amy fell from our lips, which j were soon pressed, glowing upon those of' the blushing maiden. It was the first J warm kiss of love. I low it thrilled, ex quisitely, to the very heart ! Our lips had ! ofien met before kissing was then a fash- ionablc amusement but never as at this j time, boon it became Amy s place lo lake the floor. She musfkiss the one she loved best." What a moment of suspense ! Stealthily her eyes wandered around the room ; and then her long dark lashes lay quivering on her beautiful cheeks. "Kiss the one you love best." was re pealed by the holder of tho pawns. The fringed lids were again raised, and again her eyes went searching around the! room. We could see that her bosom was rising and falling more rapidly ih.in before. Our name at length came, in an undertone, from her smiling lips. What a h.'f py mo ment ' The rnvicdki?3 wan ours, and wr r! ihc mai-'e?! in ''"imph f'r-m iir il-.,M best which govern leant." And, to us, the whole evening was a se ries of Iriumnhs. Somehow or other. Amv , ., , . , , . In the rourienf Senator I)ickiiuoii' able speech was by our side, snd Amy s hand in ours 1 , ., ,. , , ,, . . , I at tho Lonvi iiirin in Lome, last month, be re- oftenest of any. We did not talk much- . ni(Kc(1 as olmvs. delicious feeling scaled our lips. It was " A minority position has no tenors to a true our first, sweet dream of loe. Hut we J nfiioer.it. Ho wishes noi to succeed if he must knew little then of human nature, and less 1'!"Vl! hi l"'1" '!1' hehind him. Our Whig of woman's human nature. And at little' f''i""'.Is ia" b" a,,"!,i"' and f "-very . , i men in one place, anil anl i slavery lu another, and ol ail tins knew a certain yotiep- man, who , ,, , ,, J h ' ' .no men at all in a third. And it is jirnt as well was present.and who, more sober and silent j tW them. They are m.de up of listing, .shreds than any, joined in the sports of the evening, j and p.tclies. They ran have es many soils of but with no apparent zest. Amy never ''""fin their cr-d as a tut tie ha of meu. called him out when she was on the floor J ,)';"'"CM,'-1'"' catholic paity.hav- , l-ii , . , , "'S o.s KMut c a lone, wen ijt'lllico ;uiu sei- nordul lie mention her name when the nnv- ,, , , , 1 tied pi nieiple, leaving ah el.e to individual opin- liege or touching some inuidcn's lips with ; ion. And what has it done.' Look over the his own was assigned him. j surface of the bioad Union and see. From tbii- He was first to retire ; and then we no-! to'Ml Stales, the Democratic party, by its wiri; pio ticed a change in Airry. Ilcr voice was I i-'",ssivK P"!"')'. ' l'i Whig opposition, has lower, her manner more subdued, and there !'V''" ,H ,,,ir,y' , "l ,mi,,iry UU'UU nca, !y , , . , . . , fan in.my iii'mc It hm not Wen able lo eradicate I....US.U.U., duni-.., e.Mm:..uii 11. ucn face. A few weeks later, and this was all ex plained. Edward Martin was announced in the village as Amy's accepted lover. We did not, wc could ikC we would not, accredit the fact. It was impossible! Had she not called us out at the quilling party, as the one she "loved best?" Had not her hand been oflenest in ours, arid our lips oflenest upon hers ? It could not be ! Yet time proved the truth of the rumor ; ere another twelvemonth went by, Amy Willing was a bride. Wc were at the wed ding; but as silent and sober as was Ed. win Martin at the quilting. The lab'es were turned against us.and hopelessly turn ed. Ah, well ! More than twenty years have passed since then. The quillings, the corn-huskings, the merry-makings in the village of M are not forgotten. Nor is Amy Willing and the party forgotten, as this brief sketch assuredly testifies. Twen ty years. How many changes hate come When last' at' m' ' ,' -we aiV-s.:,,'!.. young maiden, just in the dawn of woman hood, and, for the moment, it seemed as if we were back again in the old time the intervening space but a dream. Her name was Amy. It was not our Amy. She hail pusscd away, leaving a bud of beauty to bloom in her place. Our sketch of merry-making has turned out graver than was intended. But it is difficult for the mind to go back in reniini cence, and not take a sober hue. We will not attempt to write it over again, for, in that case, it might be graver still. H'oblc JEaii)iIc. "Why did you not lake the arm of my brother last night?" said a young lady to her friend, a very intelligent girl, about nineteen, in a large town. She replied, "Because I know him to be a licentious young man." "Nonsense," was the an swer of the sister, "if you refuse the atten- tioiu; nl all young men, you will have none j at all, 1 can assure you." "Very well," j said her friend, "then I can dispense with ; thcni altogether for I tell you that my resolution on that point is unalterably fix ed." How long do you think it would take to revolutionize society, were all young ladies to adopt this resolution. f'oM'i.i-sjvr. A ''lerm i.iati of the l.'niver-.ilist leu miination, was accused while in Lowell, ol ! "violenl'v dramiie; his wife from a revival meet- I nig, and i on. pulled her to go home with him." I lu leplicd as billows : t. I h :ve le vcr alternated b) infl.iuicc my w if in her vie.vs, nor her ch lieu of a meeting 'i. My wife ha.i not attended one of the revival meetings in Lowell. .'!. I have not. atteddod even one of those meet ings for a.iy pnrpoe whatever. 1. Nei'her my wife, nor myself, h ive any i:i clin iliir.Mi.'ll to attend thukC meetings. fi. hav: ii'i trijt I y A Iradrsina i wrote to a n.Min customer ,n follows -"Sir, your bill for dry gocds has been .landing a long tire, by settling it you will inii' h oblige, Yours, ft-. T. S.'- To which l.e i" ply "Mr. . tr.id of si inmxi il the folowing laconic re i n the bill you speak ol is it '.i r now n , Vouis, . L." y Venn ; l.uhc qo mi with a hinii .hp like aire." ; thei s n I !" rccrfit'n , . 1 i, It; pi lb fill. . ,i,r 1 1 , ; 4, ; .. ' r it . . !,c SEPT. 22, 1 849. 1 The True Talk. fro Uie ,,.;,;,,, ijuunn of slaverv : nor eonld it do it with s.ilet to either North or Soul h now, if it had the power. Hut it has been able to give the freedom of ftlf-goveriiuieiit to mil lions of human brings, and has opened the way through which the oppressed of the whole earth may come and repose under the shadow of the tree of liberty, and partake of its fiui.s. So much the Democratic party has already. It has had before this its divisions and reverses. Dut I stand here to day in the spirit of Democracy, to invoke every one, whether here or elsewhere in the populoii.- city or in the log hut beyund the mountains to come up to the support of De mocracy honest, iron, unyielding Democracy and, laying aside ;ion-CfSenli;.ls, to take the great cardinal principles of early faith, and with them march forward to victory." Cily oriTicscow. The city of Moscow, rendered famous by Napo leon's celebrated expedition, was built in the nth century, and now contains lou.tH.'U inhabitants. It is situated in a great valley, and the houses are mostly built of wood, with roots of sheet iron. In the centre of the city stands the walled hill or Kremlin, which is surrounded by a brick wall SO to 75 feet high, and a mile and a half in circuin ference. Within these limits are several public 1IO IS . ... name signifies, a walled enclosure, and was built as a defence against domestic insurrection. It could no more be blown up by powder than could a great hill. In the church which stands within its limits is a bell weighing 1 10,000 lbs., but thii is eclip-ed by the ureal lu ll which Mauds at the foot o( the toot of the tower. This M lit left in circumference, inches thick, and weighs ton.. 000 pounds avoirdupois. A large piece has been broken out of il, and il is sometimes ured as a chapel. Around the city siietches a public cor don or Boulevard, and outside of this a wall of turf IK) ot -ID fci-t in height. Three hundred churches, each with live or six domes, are scatter ed throughout the city. The domes arc pear-shaped, nnd are surmounted by a spire and a cross, with the cresent beneath it. TliKy painted some times brown, and often a bright blue color, with large spangles of gold. As there arc from l.V)U to 2000 domes in the city, the effect when the sun ii shining upon them, is extremely brilliant. A bout nine-tenths of the city was burnt by thcKus sians, when they evacuated it in IS 12. C. was a eti'c Down leister" a real live Van- !(f,e..1iw,,J.s , fjy r jk0) and hard to beat. He was one day in a country bar-room "down S"t hcr several persons were assembled, when one of them paid "Mr. C, if you ro out and stick your pen-knife into anything, wto-n yo come back I'll tell you what it's sticking in." " Von can't dew no such thing,", reiponded C. "I'll bei von ten dollars on il," said tiie other. "Wall, 1 rather guess I'll luko take that 'ere bet; here cap'ing, (turning to the landlord,) hold the st.d;o;, and I'll e en just make hall a saw-horse in less than no time." i The parties deposited an X spice, and C. went i ,i his ini aiion but in a short time returned say I ins; j "W ill, nabor, what it, it stickin in ! "In I ho handle," replied the .Southerner, as he reached out his hand for the Makes." "(iueiR not ; jest wait awhile," said the Yan kee, as he held up the handle of his knife, minus the blade. I kalkilate tho blade can't he in the handle, when it's driv clean up in an old sluirip .i-idi yer road out th.ir." Jonathan of course won the wager, and the Southerner sloped to parts unknown, amid roars ol laughter Yankee Bladr. Antiiji'ity. A lawyer and a doctor weie dn cussing the antiquity of their respective profess ions, and each cited authority to prove his the most ancient. "-Mine" said the deciple of Lycu inus, "commenced almost w ith the world's era : Cam blew his brother Abel, and that was a trim unit iii.-c in common law !" "True" rejoined F.s culapini, but my prolcsnon is coeval with the ('n ation itstll. Old Mother Kvc was made out M a rib taken from Adain' body, and ht wa i .,,,. w lln Min" Tbe l'",r' ''"Ttr l VOL. 3, , NUMBER. 27. Family Circle. I m e. i;iinlv - jLife. There is a kind of warning voice by which and anon wc ui,. summoned to reflect upon tin. bievny and uncertainty f human existence. Scenes witnessed Imm time to time awaken thoughts of our mortality, and evince that in lite we are in the midst ol death that unperceivH by us the i ntraoce lo its vale may lie near our door. Vet unconscious lieipieiitly of our ner approach to that bourne from which none ever return, mingling with the busy throng, we pass along merrily in the journey ol life. In the u-.yspring or our hen.g," when the heart beau high with hope, fancy pictures years of coming pleasure. How often illusory ! How changing and unceitain is human lite ; even as the tender flower that springs up by the pitnway which the wind passing o'er perchance may cause to wilher and die. It was but ye-tenby that one in man hood's prime, lived, w ho talked much of venera ble old age, and ever thought his journey would be long hoi even dieamed his end so near; bnt to-day he is no more. Trembling under Ihe weight of years, the aged man verges near tho tomb; yet many a blooming youth, vho,eplatm for inaturer years were laid, and whose hope? i f future life were bright, enters before him. Thev whom we least expect are perhaps the first com pelled to yield to death's mandate. I see at a, little distance one who long wasted hy ditc ee, was apparently near Ihe grave. Friends in the vigor of youth and blooming with health M-od beside tin; loved one and as they gazed Upon tins pale and emaciated form, I heard them say, "Sim will not live beyond the falling of the leaf." Lot strange to tell, (he hand of the destroyer was staid; and the nick one lu pod of recoveiin:; again. Soon the arrows of death weie pointed at those youthtul hei.rts, ind in all their beauty they became its victims. Years passed awiy Though they long since have mouldered back to dust, she, animated with hope, lingers, and tells the mournful tale of tlieir departure. How mys terious ib the mi.sion of death ! " The youth in life's green spring, and he who U In the strength of years, matron and maid, The bow'd with age, and infant in its emilep, Shall, one by one, be gathered lo the tomb. So like, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable carvan that moves That thou, sustained and suulhtd, approach thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery ol his couch Abuiit him, and lies down to pleasai.t dreams." Etflctsorfiiutliie. Isaac Hooper, who was a member of thti Friend's Society in Philadelphia, once he. id a colored man, a paint n, by thu name of ('aiu, a, hardened wretch, ii:oi:g profane language and most h.irrid oaths, w bile engaged in a street f.(ht ; and supposing pel suasion would have no effect on him, he took him before .. magistrate, who tinrd him for blasphemy. Twenty years alter, Isaac met Cain while travelling, and obfcivedthat hit appearance was very much thangal; that hu dress was tattered, and his ixoinlenance care worn. This touched Ihe Friend's heart, and be stepped up and shock hands with him, and spoke kindly to the forlorn being. At first Cain did not recognise him, when the Quaker aid to hiei, "Dost thou remember me, and how I had then fined for swearing ?'' " Yes ; indeed I do;" said the colored man " Well, did it do thee any good :" " No," said he, very gruffly, "not a bit ; it only made me mad to have my money taken from inc." Hooper then invited Cain to reckon up the in terest on the tine, and paid him both principal and interest, and Mid, at the time, "I meant it for thy good, Cain, and I am sorry 1 did thee any harm !" Cain's countenance chanced .trais roll ed down his cheeks-he tool: the money wilh thanks became u (jniet man and was never af terwards heard to use an oath. Such was the happy result of kindness. It did what punishment could not do. What a majesty there is in the Christian's death what a glory ill his hope ! As the rivers run smoothest the nearer they approach the ocean; as the rose smells the sweetest when dying; ns the sun appears most glorious when setting, so it is with Ihe Christian's death. Ac-iine ViRUi:-1 cannot, ptai-e a fugitive and cloistered virtue unexercised and mihieatherf, that never sallies out and pees her adversary, bnt slinks out of the race, where lhat immortal gar land is to be run for, not without dn-t and heat. This was the reason why our sage and serious poet, Spenser, deiriibiiig true temperance under ihe person ot Cnion brine him in wilh his palm er through the cave of Mammon and the bewer of earthlv bl;s, that he might see and know and yet abstain. Villon. Coniu v f.p Ari.vment A very crlebratud Scotch divine says: "Th world wc inhabit munt have n ol an or gin: lhat rri'in must hav consisted in a caose; that cause must have been intelligent ; that intelligi ncc must have been tffi ient;that efficacy must have been ultimate; that ultimate powci must have been FUpieme, and 'hit which alwavawas, nd is jopreni', o I. now bv thr r on" rl 'ion.''