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GRAND HAVEN, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1. 1851. NUMBER 13. THE GIIAND 1UVKII TIMES 19 PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING, BY BAllNS Si AXGEL. Office over II. Griffin's Store, Washington Street. Qy TERMS. Payment In Advnce Taken at the office, or forwared by Mail $1,00. Delivered by the Carrier In the Village l,f)0. One shilling in addition to the above will be charged for every three months that payment is delayed. No paper discontinued until all arrearages arc paid, except at the discretion of the publishers. ' TERMS OF ADVERTISING : One Square, (12 lines or less,) first insertion, fifty cents, and twenty-flve cents for each subsequent insertion. Legal advertisements at the rates pre scribed by law. Yearly or monthly advertisements as follows : 1 square 1 month, 51,ou 1 .. 3 .. 2,00. i rt 3.00. 1 square 1 year, $5.00. 1 column 1 .. 20,00. 1 .. 1 month, 5,00. Advertisements unaccompanied with writ ten or verbal directions, will be published until or dered out, and charged for. When a postponement is added to an advertisement, the whole will be charged the same as for the first insertion. Kb" Letters relating to business, to receive at tention, must be addressed to the publishers post paid. C7" Particular attention given to Blank Print ing. Most kinds of Blanks in use, will be kept constantly on hand. Jl. W. DUNCAN, Attorney at Law, will attend promptly to collecting and all other professional business intrusted to his care. Office third door below the Washington House, Washington st., Grand Haven, Mich. C. DAVIS CO., Dealers in Dry Goods, Groce ries, Provisions, Hardware, Crockery, Boots and Shoes, &c, &c. Muskegon, Michigan. C. B. ALB EE, Storage, Forwarding and Com mission Merchant, and Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Crocker' Boots and Shoes, &c, &c. Flour and Salt constantly on hand. Store, corner Washington and Water streets. Grand Haven, Mich. HENRY R. WILLIAMS, Storage, Forward ing and Commission Merchant, also Agent for the Steamer Algoma. Store House at Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Mich. BALL MARTIN, Storage, Forwarding and Commission Merchants. Grand Rapids, Mich. GILBERT CO., Storage, Forwarding and Commission Merchants, and dealers in Produce, Lumber, Shingles, Staves &c, &c. Grand Ha ven. Michigan. F. B. GILBERT, Dealer in Dry Goods, Cloth ing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, Crockery and Stone Ware, Hard Ware, Groceries, Provis ions and Ship Stores. Grand Haven, Michigan. HENRY GRIFFIN, Dealer in Staple and fan cy Dry Goods. Ready made Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Groceries. Hardware, Crockery and Glass, Drugs, Chemicals, Medicines, Paints and Oils, and Provisions. Also, Lumber,Shingles, &c.&c. Opposite the Washington House, Grand Haven, Michigan. . WILLIAM M. FURRY, Dealer in Dry Goods, Hardware, Groceries, Provisions, Crockery, Med icines, Boots and Shoes. Also, Maufacturcr and dealer in Lumber. Water street, Grand Haven, Michigan. HOPKINS $- BROTHERS, Storage.Forwarding & Commission merchants; general dealers in all vinrg nnr ruofis. firnrpries. train and provis ions ; manufacturers and dealers wholesale and retail in all kinds of lumber, at Mill Point, Mich. L. M. S. SMITH, Dealer in Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils and Dye Stffs, Dry Goods, Groce- ries ana rrovisions, urocKery, iiuruwuic, .uuuivo, Stationery, &c, &c. At the Post Office, corner of rant ana uaroer sirwis, aim romi, juu-u. II. D. CJTUTTLE, M. D. Office, adjoining Wm. M. Ferry's Store, Water 6treet, Grand lia ven, Michigan. ' STEPHEN MONROE, Physician and Surgeon Office over J. T. Davis' Tailor Shop. Washing ton Street, Grand Haven. LEVI SUA CKLETON, Wholesale and Retail dealer in Groceries, Provisions and Liquors. First door above II. Pennoyer's. Washington Street, Grand Haven, Michigan. SIMON SIMENOEs Dealer in Groceries and Provisions. Washington Street, second door East of the Ottawa House. WASHINGTON HOUSE, By Henry Pennoy er. The proprietor has the past Spring new lv flitted and partly re-furnished this House and feels confident visitors will find the House to compare favorably with the best in the State WILLIAM TELL. HOTEL. Bv Harry Ea rnv. Plpnsnntlv situated with excellent rooms well furnished, and the table abundantly sup plied with the luxuries and substantial of life. JAMES PATTERSON Painter and Glazier House, Sign, and Ornamental Painting done at Grand Haven. All orders will be promply atten ded to, by leaving word at this office. Shop at urand Kapids, Michigan. WILLIAM ORIEL, Boot and Shoemaker. Boots and bhoes neatly repaired, and ail orders promtly attended to. Washington 6trcct, Grand liaven, jjiicnigan. A. H. VREDENBURG, Boot and Shoemaker. Shop over Wm. M. Ferry's store, Water street. CHARLES W. HATHA WAY.mnckmith. All kind9 of work In my line done with neatness and aispatcn at my stiop. mhi roint, Michigan. JOHN T. DAVIS, Merchant Tailor. Shop on Washington Street, first door west or 11. Grif fin's Store. GROSVENOR REED, Prosecuting Attorney for Ottawa County. Residence at Charleston "Landing, Allendale, Ottawa County, Mich. HOYT G. POST, Clerk of Ottawa County. Of fice over II. Griffin's store, opposite the Wash ington nouse. WILLIAM N A Nfl re T. T?orr)ctDr r n,! ar.A uuuu lor viiawa uounty. umce over yt ?.nn' iTT. ... . -. II. Griffin s store, Washington street, opposite the t nBuiugiuu jwusc, virunu xiavcu. HENRY PENNOYER, Treasurer of Ottawa uounty. urace over H. Grifflln's Store, opposite ASA A. SCOTT. ShcrifT of Ottnwn. Office over II. Griffin's store, opposite the Wash I. O O. F Regular meetings of Ottawa Lodge mo. io, is neia every n eanesuay evening, at their Lodge Room in the Attic of the Washington J louse. Members of the Order are cordially In vited to attend. Grand Haven, Ottawa Co., Mich. LINES BY THE LAKE SIDE. The shadows round the inland sea Are deepening into night ; Slow up the 6lopes of Ossipeo They chase th- lessening light, Tired of the long day's blinding heat, I rest my languid eyes, Lake of the Hills ! where cool and sweet Thy 6unsct waters lie ! Along the sky. in wavy lines, Oc isle and beach and bay, Green belted with eternal pines, The mountains stretch away. Below the maple masses sleep Where 6hore and water blends, ' While midway on the tranquil deep The evening light descends. So seemed it when yon hill's red crown Of old the Indian trod, And through the sunset air looked down Upon the 6mile of God To him, of light and shade the laws No forest 6keptic taught ; Their living and eternal Cause His true instinct sought. He saw these mountains in the light Which now across them shines, This lake, in 6ummer sunset bright, Walled round with somb'ring pines. God near him seemed ; from earth and skies His loving voice he heard, As face to face in Paradise Man stood before the Lord. Thanks, oh, our Father ! that like him Thy smile of love I see, In radiant hill and woodland dim, And tinted sunset sea. For not in mockery dost thou fill Our earth with light and grace, Thou hid'st no dark and cruel Will Behind Thy smiling face. Winnipiseogee, 1. e., " Smile of the great spirit." A MEXICAN QUICKSAND. A few days afterward, another "adventure" befell me; and I began to think that I was des tined to become a hero among the "mountain men." A small party of the traders myself among the number had pushed forward ahead of the caravan. Uur object was to arrive at aanta r e, a day or two before the wagons, in order to have every thing arranged with the governor ior their entrance into that capital. We took the route bv the Cimmaron. Our road, for a hundred miles or so, lay thro' a barren desert, without game, and almost with out water. The builalo iiad already disappear ed, and the deer were equally scarce. Wo had to content ourselves on the dried meat which wo had brought from the settlements. We were in the deserts of the Artemisa. Now and then we could see a stray antelope bounding away before us, but keeping far out of range. They, too, seemed to be unusually shy. On the third day alter leaving the caravan, as wo were riding near the Cimmaron, I thought I observed a pronged head disappearing behind a swell in the prairie. My companions wereskep tical, and would none of them go with me; so, wheeling out of the trail, I started alone. One of the men for Godt was behind kept charge of my dog, us I did not choose to take him with me, lest he might alarm the antelopes. My horse was fresh and willing; and whether suc cessful or not, I knew that I could easily over take the party by camping time. I struck directlv toward tho snot where I had seen the object. It appeared to bo only half a mile or so from the trail. It proved more dis tant a common illusion -in the crystalfptmos- phere ot these upland regions. A curiously-formed ridge a coutcau des prai ries, on a small scale traversed the plain from cast to west. A thicket of cactus covered part of its summit. Toward this thicket I directed myself. I dismounted at the bottom of the slope, and leading my horse silently up among the cacti plants, tied him to one of the branches. I then crept cautiously through the thorny leaves to ward the point where 1 fancied I had seen the game. To my joy, not one antelope, but a brace of those beautiful animals, was quietly grazing beyond ; but alas ! too far olF for the carry of my rifle. They were fully three hun dred yards distant, upon a smooth grassy slope. There was not even a sage-bush to cover me, should I attempt to ' approach" them. What was to be done? I lay for several minutes, thinking over the different tricks known in hunter-craft for taking the antelope. Should I imitate their call? Should I hoist my handkerchief, and try to lure them up? I saw that they were too shy ; for, at short intervals, they threw up their graceful heads, and looked inquiringly around them. 1 remembered the red blanket on my saddle. I could display this upon the cactus-bushes per haps it would attract them. I had no alterative; and was turning to go back for the blanket; when, all at once, my eye rested upon a clay-colored lino running across the prairie, beyond where the animajs were feeding. It was a break in tho surface of the plain a buffalo road or tho channel of an arroyo ; in either case the very cover I wanted for tho animals were not a hundred yards from it ; and were getting still nearer to it as they fed. Creeping back out of the thicket, I ran along the side of the slope toward a point, where I had noticed that the ridge was depressed to the I I It i e j juiiu ie jevei. xiere, 10 ray surprise, i jouna my self on tho banks of a broad arroyo, whoso wa ter clear and shallow ran slowly over a bed oi sand and gypsum. The banks were low not over three feet a bove the surface of the water except where the ridge impigned upon tho stream. Hero there was a high bluff; and hurrying around its base, I entered the channel; and commenced wading upward. As I had anticipated, I soon came to a bend, where the stream, after running parallel to tho ridge, swept round and canoned through it. Ai tnis place 1 stopped; and looked cautiously over tho bank. The antelopes had approached within less than rifle rango of the arroyo; but they wero yet tar abov my position. They were still (juietly feeding, and unconscious of danger. I again bent down, and waded on. It was a difficult task, proceeding in this way. Tho bed of the creek was soft and yielding, and I was compelled to tread slowly and silently.lest I should alarm tho game; but I was cheered in my exertion by the prospect of fresh venison for my supper. After a weary drag of several hundred yards I came opposite to a small clump of wormwood bushes, growing out of the bank. " I may be high enough," thought I " these will servo for cover." I raised my body gradually, until I could see through the leaves. I was in tho right spot. I brought my rifle to a level ; sighted for the heart of tho buck ; and fired. Tho animal leap ed from the ground,jind fell back lifeless. I was about to rush forward, and secure my prize, when I observed the doe instead of run ning off as I had expected go up to her fallen partner, and press her tapering nose to his body. She was not more than twenty yards from mo ; and I could plainly see that her look was one of inquiry, and bewilderment! All at once, she seemed to comprehend the fatal truth; and throwing back her head, commenced uttering the most piteous cries at the sumo time run ning in circles around tho body ! I stood wavering between two minds. My first impulse had been to reload, and kill the doe; but her plaintive voice entered my heart, disarmed mo of all hostile intentions. Had I dreamed of witnessing this painful spectacle, I should not have left tho trail. But the mischief was now done. " I have worso than killed her," thought I, "it will bo better to dispatch her at once." Actuated by the principles of a common, but to her fatal, humanity, I rested tho butt of my rifle, and reloaded. With a faltering hand I a gain leveled the piece, and fired. My nerves were steady enough to do the work. When the smoke floated aside, I could see the little creature bleeding upon the grass her head resting against tho body of her mur dered mate ! I shouldered my rifle, and was about to move forward, when, to my astonishment, I found that I was caught by the feet! I was held firmly, as if my legs had been screwed in a vice ! I made an effort to extricate myself another, more violent, and equally unsuccessful and, with a third, I lost my balance, and fell back up on the water! Half-suftbcated, I regained my upright posi tion ; but only to find that I was held as fast as ever. Again I struggled to free my limbs. I could neither move them backward nor forward to the right nor to tho left; and I became sensible that I was gradually going down. Then the fear ful truth Hashed upon me I teas sinking in a quicksand ! A feeling of horror came over me. I renew ed my efforts with the energy of desperation. I leaned to ono side, then to tho other, almost wrenching my knees from their sockets ; my feet remained fast as ever. I could not move them an inch. The soft clingy sand already overtopped my horse-skin boots, wedging them around ray an kles, so that I was unable to draw them off; and I could feel that I was still sinking, slowly but surely, as though some subterraneous mon sters were leisurely dragging mo down ! This very thought caused me afresh thrill of horror; and I called aloud for help! To whom ! There was no one within miles of me no living thing. Yes! the neigh of my horse answered me from the hill mocking my despair! I bentlorward, as well as'my constrained po sition would permit; and, with frenzied fingers, commenced tearing up the sand. I could bare ly reach tho suriace; and the little hollow I was able to make, filled up almost as soon as it had been formed. A thought occurred to me. My rifle might support me, placed horizontally. I looked a round for it. It was not to be seen. It had sunk beneath the sand! Could I throw my body flat, and prevent my self from sinking deeper? No. The water was two feet in depth. 1 should drown at once ! This last hope left me as soon as formed. I could think of no plan to savo myself. I could make no further effort. A strange stupor seiz ed upon me. My very thoughts became paraly zed. I knew that I was going mad. For a mo ment J was mad. After an interval, my senses returned. I made an ettort to rouse my mind from its paralysis, in order that I might meet death which I now bo lieved to be certain as a man should. I stood erect. My eyes had sunk to tho prai rie level, and rested upon the still bleeding vie tims of my cruelty. My heart smote me at the sight. Was I suffering a retribution of God? With humbled and penitent thoughts, I turn ed my face to heaven, almost dreading that some sign of omnipotent anger would scowl upon me from above. But no. The sun was shining as bright as ever; and the blue canopy of the world was without a cloud. I gazed upward, and prayed, with an earnest ness known only to tho hearts of men in posi tions of peril liko mine. As I continued to look up, an object attracted my attention. Against the sky,I distinguished the outlines of alarge dark bird. I knew it to bo the obscene bird of tho plains the buzzard vulture. Whence had it come? Who knows? Far beyond tho reach of human eve, it had seen, or scented, tho slaughtered antelopes; and on broad silent wing, was now descending to the feast of fjeath. Presently another, and another, and many oth ers, mottled tho blue field of tho heavens, curv ing and wheeling silently earthward. Then, the foremost swooped down upon tho bank ; and, after gazing around for a moment, flapped off to ward its prey. In a few seconds the prairie was black with filthy birds, who clambered over tho dead ante lopes; and beat their wings against each other, while they tore out the eyes of the quarry with their foetid beaks. And now came gaunt wolves sneaking and hungry stealing out of the cactus-thicket ; and loping, coward-like, over the green swells of the prairie. These, after a battle, drove away the vultures; and tore up tho prey all the while growling and snapping vengcfully at each other. " Thank heaven ! I shall at least be saved from this!" I was soon relieved from the sight. My eyes had sunk below the level of the bank. I bad looked my last on the fair green earth. I could now see only the clayey walls that contained tho river, and the water thai ran unheeding past me. Once more I fixed my gaze upon the 6ky ; and, with prayerful heart, endeavored to resign my self to my fate. In spite of my endeavors to bo calm, the mem ories of earthly pleasures, and friends, and home came over me causing me,at intervals, to break into wild paroxysms, and make fresh though fruitless struggles. Again I was attracted by the neighing of my horse. A thought entered ray mind, filling me with fresh hopes. " Perhaps my horse " 1 lost not a moment. I raised my voice to its highest pitch : and called tho animal by name. 1 had tied him but slightly. The cactus-limb would snap off. I called again, repeating words that were well known to him. ' I listened with a bounding heart. For a moment there was si lence. Then I heard the quick sounds of his hoof,as though the animal was rearing and strug gling to free himself. Then I could distinguish the stroke of his heels, in a measured and regu lar gallop! Nearer came the sounds nearer and clearer, until the gallant brute bounded out on the bank above me. There he halted, and flinging back his tossed, mane, uttered a shrill neigh. He was bewildered, and looked, upon every side, snort ing loudly! I knew that, having once seen me, ho would not stop until he had pressed his nose against my cheek for this was his usual custom. Hold ing out ray hands, I again uttered the magie words. Now looking downward he perceived mo ; and, stretching himself, sprang out into tho channel. The next moment I held him by the bridle ! There was no time to be lost. I was still go ing down ; and my armpits wero fast nearing the surface of the quicksand. I caught the lariat; and, passing it under the saddle-girths, fastened it in a tight, firm knot. I then looped tho trailing end, making it secure around my body. I had left enough of the rope, between the bit-ring and the girths, to enable mo to check and guide the animal in case the drag upon my body should be too painful. All this while the dumb brute seemed to com prehend what I was about. lie knew, too, the nature of the ground on which he stood ; for, du ring the operation, he kept lifting his feet alter nately to prevent himself from sinking. My arrangements were at length completed; and, with a feeling of terrible anxiety, I gave my horse tho signal to move forward. Instead of going off with a start, tho intelligent animal stepped away slowly, as though ho understood my situation ! Tho lariat tightened I felt my body moving, and, tho next moment, experienc ed a wild delight a feeling I can not describe as I found myself dragged out of the sand! I sprang to my feet with a shout of joy. I rushed up to my steed ; and throwing my arms around his neck, kissed him with as much de light as I would have kissed a beautiful girl. He answered my embrace with a low whimper, that told me I was understood. I looked for my rifle. Fortunately it had not sunkdeeply,andl soon found it. My boots were behind me, but I staid not to look for them being smitten with a wholesome dread of the place where I had left them. I was not long in retreating from tho arroyo; and, mounting, 1 galloped back to the trail. It was sundown before I reached tho camp ; where I was met by the inquiries of my won dering companions: " Did you come across the goats ?' " " Where's your boots ?" " Whither have you been hunting or fishing?" I answered all these questions by relating my adventures ; and, for that night, I was again the hero of the camp-fire. Capt. lteid. One. One hour lost in the morning by ly ing in bed, will put back all the business of the day. Ono hour gained by rising early is worth one month ot labor in a year. Ono hole in the fenco will cost ten times as much as it will do to fix it at once. Ono diseased sheep will spoil a flock. One unruly animal will learn all others in company bad tricks, and the Bible says, "One sinner destroys much good. Ono drunkard will keep a family poor and mako them miserable. One wife that is telling how fino her neigh bor dresses, and how little she can get will look plea santer if she talks about something else. Ono husband that is penurious or lazy, and deprives his family of necessary comforts, such as their neighbors enjoy, is not as desirable a husband as he ought to be. One good newspaper is one good thing in ev cry family. Ono spirit-rapper will make twenty supersti tious fools drones. C. C. Burr, the biologist, rap-ex poser, &c, has becomo an editor of a whig paper at Elmi- ra, IV. i . He is only taking his old stride from one humbug to another. Mr. Mccaulay has at length completed two moro volumes of his History of England, and they will bo published the coming autumn by Longmans of London, (and simultaneously, we presume, by the Messrs. Harpers7) In general conversation, our unfavorable opin ions of others should seldom be expressed our suspicions never. When a man passes a day without reflection, he may well exclaim at night, "I fear that I have done something wrong." Barnum's travelling Museum, will be in De troit next month. Rev. Dr. Whitehouse, formerly of Rochester, has been elected Assistant Bishop of Illinois. Fix Your Mind. Lay it down as a sound maxim nothing can bo accomplished without a fixed purpose a concentration of mind and energy. Whatever you attempt to do, wheth er it be the writing of an essay, or whittling of a plug, let it be done as well as you can do it. It was this habit that made Franklin and New ton, and hundreds whose labors have been of incalculable service to mankind. Fix vour mind closely and intently on what you under take in no other way can vou have a reasona ble hope of success. An energy that dies in a day is is good for nothing an hour's fixed attention will never avail. The heavens were not measured in a day. The invention!! that bless mankind were not the result of a few mo ments' thought and investigation. A lifetime has often been given to a single object. If you then, have a desire to bless your species, or to get to yourself a glorious name, fix your mind upon something, and let it remain iixed until your object is accomplished. Nature. Nature will be reported. All things are engaged in writing her history. Tho planet, the pebble, goes attended by its shadow. The rolling rock leaves its scratches on the soil, tho animal its bones in the stratum, the fern and leaf its modest epitaph in the coal. The falling drop makes its sculpture in the sand or the stone ; not a footstep into the snow, or along the ground, but prints in characters more or less lasting a map of its march. Every act of man inscribes itself in the memories of his fellows, and in his own face. The air is full of sound, the tokens ; the ground is all memoranda and signature, and every object is covered over with hiuts, which speaks to the intelligent. Mrs. Swisshelm gives the following unique character to Geo. Lippard's writing. Lippard must feel highly complimented: Wo know no name lor your style, and have not learned that any critic invented any other than the " Lippard Style," which must mean a style that requires the writer to be born with St. Vitus' dance, to be inoculated for the Deliri um Tremens, take the night mare in tho natur al way, get badly frightened at a collection of snakes, and write under the combined innuenco of these manifold causes of inspiration. Going Home. Frederika Bremer, the Sweed- ish Novelist, will start for home in the Atlantic on Saturday next. Mis3 Bremer has been hero some two years, during which time she has trav eled in all the Atlantic and Mississippi States, and has seen much of American society and . CJ - Cl I I L. ....'II L sueuery. ouun uuemerrciuni sue win puousu her notes and observations, and Mary llowitt will translate and publish at London an English edition. Miss Bremer will leave many warm friends in this country. Tribune. New York Newspapers. The returns of the census, show that 106 newspapers were pub lished in the city of New York in 1850 ; having an aggregate circulation of 82,368,473 sheets. Fourteen were printed daily, fifty-eight weekly, and fourteen monthly. The daily circulation amounted to 153,621 the weekly to 425,200 and the monthly to 401,800. This enumer ation is strictly confined to newspapers, and docs not include the numerous periodicals in other shapes. One of the wealthiest farmers on tho Con necticut, tells the following story : " When I first came here to settle, about for ty years ago, I told my wife I meant to be rich ; she said she did not want to bo rich all she wanted was enough to make her comfortable. I went to work and cleared up my land. Iv'o worked hard ever since, and have got rich as rich as I want to be. Most of my children have settled about me, and they all have good farms. But my wife ain't comfortable yet." A highwayman named Bollard, confined in Newgate, sent to Know how he could defer his trial, and was answered, by getting apotheca ries to mako affidavit of his illness. This was accordingly done in the following manner: " The deponent verily believes, that if the said John Bollard is obliged to take his trial at the ensuing session, he will be in imminent danger of his life." To which the learned Judge on the bench re plied, " that he verily believed so too !" The Springfield Post says that there are living in the town of Lunenburgh, in Massachusetts', at tho present time, forty-eight persons who wero living when the Declaratien of Indepen dence was made. Severcl of them are over ninety years old. The entire population of tho town is but 1,300. Virtue which parleys is sure to surrender. The heart is a child, it hopes what it wishes. When you visit a blind man shut your eyes. Two of a trade seldom agree. A wise man knows his own ignorance. A wager is a fool's argument. Power will intoxicate the best hearts. Most men know what they hate, few what they love. A hasty man never wants woo. A knavo discovered is the greatest fool. An evil heart can make any doctrine heretical. A gentle disposition is like an unruffled &tream. Here is a beautiful paragraph which we find in one of our exchanges: M If there is a man who can cat his bread in peace with God and man, it is that man who has brought that bread out of tho earth. It is can kered by no fraud; it is wet by no tears; it is stained ty no blood." It is clearly proven that young VVhitlock, of Al bany, who was found hanging and dead in his own room at home last week, came to that terri ble end by foolishly trying to frighten one of the girls. Ho intended to make her believe he had hung himself, but the frail chair on which ho stood broke, and instead of a farce the sceno ended in a tragedy. Avoid temptation through fear that you may not withstand it. - Never borrow if you can possibly avoid it.