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Image 1 of The Lebanon post, August 4, 1852

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r If ( t THE POST. 1 At Lebanon, 111. 111. Ky., By Jark. The Post will be furnished TERMS: to subscribers at. the following rates: $2 00 One vear, in advance, 2 50 If paid within six mouths, 3 00 At, the end ot the year. port's Corner. For the Lebanon Post. A Voice from INSCRIBED the Past TO NORAH. List! Norah tc my vowl That I hive come to pledge anew to tii;ht. I know that ihou wilt never chanfe; It needs not m orris to tell me this, t came this eve and kneel beside thit 'rock, Where oft at summer twilight we have sat And mus.d npon the year to ccme. The moon ha; thrown asiile her veil orbltr. from yon hill And now Looks down upon me w ith a pensive smile, And yie'ds her sort and gentle influence To th? sleeping vales below. I gaze aloft, And from yon boundless vault of either blue, Tha ever elnrioun alars are peeping forth. And with a timid look of tadiance Gaze down into thejymblingtrai. my heart That twarrl eush O'er burdened with grief. Yes, when I am sad and lone and desolate. t look away from this vain , deceitful world. Uptoyonfat blue dame of light, And bright stars eem as spirits wondering there To keep their vigils o'er nie. 'Tis mid summer right; The breeze Is playing on the distant hills. The monarch Sycamore doth upward toss His antk rs :ceped in moon-light- , Divides the air and sends the wild music O'er the fields a far to mingle with the notea That leap from the mountain cascade. I hear no sounds flow Irom Nature's being Bare these I boar my brcjio catch the breathing.; Of the rose willed zephyrs as they pass-Stir- ring up tire scented orange blossom., my features fall Whose dim shadow-soAnd weave a silvery net work here Where I have e:;me to dream efthee rtUi I Ai.oN well, Dear Norah, Oh! go with me in dreams this blessed night,? And we will wander through this grove And bower oVnv hefting with blooming vino. we wandei m in the days of yore. As Ah! still I love thee with that earnestness I pledged thee In the Minehinc of youth-Yes- , Norah , I've loved thee for long, long years, I're bowed before no other schrine; My heart, ko never will esliangement feel, But ever love thee with a spirit love, And pray that thou mayest ever be As beautiful and happy as when must I met Ihee a blue eyed hoiden girl Of thirteen rosy summers. est HENRIE. Bakdstoww, Ky., July 1852. o w iw u u i c t t c if For the Lebanon Post. FOOLS-- AN ESSAY. Of all the fools extant, those of commission are the worst. A man may be pardoned for being a fooi for want of sense, of but he who would cram his brains 'into every body's head, and insist that his arguments and dictations are infallible, and anathematize those who will not agree with him, is an inexcusable fool. Of the latter denomination may be classed the abolitionists, and the green, nut-she- ll , practical advocate of total abstinence. Slavery and intemperance are evils undoubtedly and so are untimely frosts. A person can put on fur against the cold, and can keep his money in his pocket to avoid owning a slave, and close his teeth against brandy. Thus his concientious duty is performed, and as a free agent, responsible only for his own acts, he might consider his future good 'done for, and be satisfied the rest of his life. But he is not content with this, because he is a fool, lie swears all the will be damned, because our forefathers entailed the evil of slavery on us and that Washington was the greatest sinner of all. He contends that it is the imperious duty of a christian to reform all the evils he finds in the world, and that all are culpable who neglect to exert themselves in its accomplishment. It was a similar infatuation that induced a Cameron and a pack of like crazy fellows to march with scythes, and mow down all who differed with them in opinion and this they called weeding the garden of the Lord. Others used pitchforks, and this was called harpooning the devil. These champions of sweeping amendation seem not to be aware that all mankind are descended from Adam, and that the sin engrafted in is our natures under the old apple-tre- e disseminated over all the world, and that evil exists through all time universal and indestructible. Let every man steer his own course safely into port, and his duty is done. But if he cruises, Dan Quixotte like, hither and thither, sinking this craft because the rigging don't please him, and running under the lee of that when on fire and the magazine exploding, he stands but a poor chance of ever reaching the harbor of felicity himself. Mortal man cannot set the universe to the Great rights. It was thus design Author that, sin should exist, the trials ?.nd tm Nations we encounter dailv were lank-side- white-liver'd- VOL. 1, THE SHIELD OF THE UNION THE DEFENDER .. intended as ordeals to test the quality of our hearts. Were evil extinct, we would have too easy a time of it; we would be in heaven already, without the penitence and trouble of getting there. Therefore all fanatics are fools to think they may evade1 the dread ordeal and discover a near cut They may preach, rant, and to Paradise. even die, to convince us, but it all does no good; for the blessed Savior was the only being whose pains and death could save the sinful world. An abolitionist cannot be made to see any crime but slavery; and no good in his power but that of eradicating it. The destitute, blind, and abandoned, may in vain howl their expiring cries in his ears as he passes to his secret conclave, but the overgrown gambler in the stocks may elicit his smile and recognition. Why does he not clothe the naked Indian on the upper Missouri ? Why not war against the Emperor of Russia liberate the Poles seize the Grand Turk by the beard, and kick all the hussies out of his harem? Temperance is a good thing, and so is honey, if you Jdon't take too much of it. The one is conductive to health, if you are not fool enough to abstain to starvation; and the other in moderate quantities is pleasant to the palate, but, taken too freely, will gripe you like fury. Of this let every man be his own judge. But most temperance men are fanatics; they live on fish and cold water. They are blue under the eyes, with pale, faller chops, and nothing but a gristle on the ribs. Yet they make money, lecture every night, and think every one but themselves are miserable and in error. They will not hear of the wine the old Patriarchs drank, nor the good, physicians say results from it! They regard a man who sells spirits as a murderer, and cut the acquaintance of every one seen coming out They will not deal with of a those not belonging to their society; and expend all their charitable compense in the Missionary cause, for nothing else less than the reformation of a globe will content them. They oppose war and the transportation of the Mail on Sunday. They argue that every vendor of liquors is accountable for all the souls lost by his grog, and yet if they are farmers, their own grain is brought to market and sold at the highest possible price, and finds its way to the distillery. The accountability only rests on the maker and retailer; the the grocer and drinker are exculpated. Every one who fights in battle is a murderer, and yet these same fools, if they have saltpeter' or iron mines, will dig out the very bowels of the earth to make money. But they insist that the crime is exclusively on those who directly apply the evil, and not those who produce or swallow it. They will not see that the world is brim full of sin, and that it is only man's duty to avoid, and not to annihilate it. No, If he man is answerable but for himself. makes poison and another drinks it, let the fool suffer for his folly. If an artizan makes a sword and sells to a disappointed lover, who runs it through his own kidneys; who commits suicide, the artizan or the fool? If the artizan and poison distiller refuse the loafer the means of destruction, and he goes out among the hills of Nature and butts his brains out against the first stone he finds, who would have the impudence to blame the Creator. B. Boyle Co., K., July 21 1852. Row to Get Rid of Cockroaches. Mr. Tewksbury Nottingham, in a letter to the Maux Sun, says: "1 forward an easy clean, and certain method of eradicating these insects from dwelling houses. A few years ago my house was infested with cockroaches, or 'clocks,' as they are called here and I was recommended to try cucumber peelings as a remedy. I accordingly, immediately before bed time, strewed the floor of that part of the house most infested with the vermin', with green, peel cut not very thin from the cucumber, and sat up half an hour later than usual to Before the expiration of see the effect. that time, the floor where the peel lay was completely covered with cockroaches, so much that the vegetable could not be seen, so voraciously were they engaged in sucking the poisonous moisture from it. I the same plan the following night, but my visitors were not so numerous I should think not more than a fourth of the previous night. On the third night 1 could not discover one; but anxious to find out whether the house was quite clear of them, I examined the peel, after I bad lain it down about half an hour, and perceived that it was covered with myriads of minute cockroaches, about the size of a Ilea. I therefore allowed the peel to lay till morning, and from that moment I have not seen a cockroach in the house. It is a very old building; and I am certain the above remedy only requires to be persevered in for three or four nights, to completely the pest. Of course it should be fresh cucumbci peel every night. Lord North, during a severe sickness. said to his physician "Sir, 1 am much oblighed to you for introducing me to some old acquaintances. "Who are they, my lord:"' inquired the nhvsician. "Mv ribs." replied his lordship, "which I' have not f. t for rnanv reorj- until now.": Select ales. JC THE CAVALRY OFFICER. The period of Napoleon's career, when at its zenith, is full of romantic adventures as connected with the history of the officers who served under the great captain. He was quick to observe merit, and prompt to reward it, and this it was that made his followers so devoted to him, and so anxious to distinguish themselves by prowess in battle, aud strict soldierly conduct in the Fmperor's services. Colonel Eugene Merville was an attache of Napoleon's staff. He was a soldier in the true sense of the word devoted to his profession, as brave as a lion. Though very handsome, and a fine bearing, he was of humble birth a mere child of the camp, .and had followed the drum and Every step in the bugle from boyhood. way of promotion had been won by the stroke of his sabre; and his promotion from Major of cavalry was for a gallant deed bewhich transpired on the battle-fielneath the Emperor's own eye. Murat, tltat prince of cavalry officers, loved him like a brother, and taught him all that his own good taste and natural instinct had not led him to acquire before. It was the carnival season in Paris, and Merville found himself at the French Opera House. Better adapted in his taste to the field than the boudoir, he flirts but little with the gay figures that cover the floor, and joins but seldom in the giddy waltz. But at last, while standing thoughtfully-, and regarding the assembled throng with a vacant eye, his attention was suddenly- aroused by the appearance of a person in a white satin domino, (he universal elegance of whose figure, manner and bearing convinced all that her face and mind must be equal to her person in grace and loveliness. Though in so mixed an assembly, still there was a dignity and reserve in the man ner of the white domino that rather repulsed the idea of a familiar address, and it was some time before the young soldier found courage to speak to her. Some alarm being given, there was a violent rush of the throng towards the door, where, unless assisted, the lady would have materially suffered. Eugene Merville offers his arm, and with his broad shoulders and stout frame, wards off the the danger. It was a delightful moment; the lady spoke the purest French, was witty, fanciful and captivating. "Ah, lady, pray raise that mask, and reveal to me the charms of features that must accompany so sweet a voice and so graceful a form of you possess." "You would, perhaps, be disappointed." "No, I am sure not!" "Are you so very confident?" "Yes, I feel that you are beautiful. It cannot be otherwise." "Don't be too sure of that," said the domino. "Have you never heard of the Irish poet. Moore's story of the veiled Prophet of Khorassan how, when he disclosed his countenance, its hideous aspect killed his beloved one? How do you know that I shall not turn out a veiled Prophet of Khorassan?" "Ah, lady, your every word convinces me to the contrary," replied the enraptured soldier, whose heart began to feel as it had never felt before; he was already in love. She eludes his efforts at discovery, but permits him to hand her to her carriage, which drives off in the darkness, and tho he throws himself upon his fleetest horse, he is unable to overtake her. The young French Colonel becomes moody; he has lost his heart and known not w hat to do. He wanders hither and thither, shuns his former places of amusement, avoids his military companions; and, in short, is miserable as a lover can well be, thus disappointed. One night, just after he had left his hotel, on foot, a figure, muffled to the very ears, stopped him. "Well, monsieur, what would you with me?" asked the soldier. "You would knew the name of the white domino?" was the reply. "I would, indeed," replied the officer, hastily. "How can it be done?" "P'ollow me." "To the end of the earth, if it will bring me to her." "But you must be blindfolded." "Very well." "Step into this vehicle." "I am at your command." And away rattled the youthful soldier "This may and his strange companion. be a trick," reasoned Eugene Merville, "but I have no fear of personal violence. I am armed with this trusty sabre, and can take care of myself." But there was no cause for fear, since he soon found the vehicle stopped, and he was led blindfolded When the bandage was into the house. removed from his eyes, he found himself in a boudoir, and before him stood the domino, just as he met her at the masked ball. To fall upon his knees, and tell her how much he had tho't of her since their separation, that his thoughts had never left her, that he loved her devotedly, was as natural as to breath, and he did so most gallantry and sincerely. "Shall I believe all you say?" "Lady, let me prove it hy any tod mar put upin m" lichlv-furnishe- d J For 21ines or less, 1st insertion, 'it 25t For each subsequent insertion, For half column 6 months, - - . . --18 12 months, " " 18 For whole column 6 months, 5 12 months, " " A liberal deduction made for yearly advertisements. When the number of time lor continuing an advertisement is not apecified, it will be continued until ordered out and charged -- ... OF EQUAL RIGHTS. LEBANON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1852. bar-roo- I am alone-- No! thou art faraway, Still thy l eartdoth ever throb with mine, A nd thy dear spirit ever wanders her To muse an hallowed thing with me. And call our fleeting child hood bck To memory with a tear. not THE PRESS A ,7 Terms of Advertising. THE LEBANON POST. WII.I. BE PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY. - NO. 14. f4 "Know, then, that the feelings you ftvow Price of a Wife in Ciiina. Not long Da You take a Newspaper? are mutual. Nay, unloose your arm from since a young Ehglish merchant took his "You are too poor you can't afford it waist. my I have something more to youthful wife with him to Hong Kono-- , you want every dollar you get hold of say. i, China, where the couple were visited by a "Talk on forever, lady! Your voice is wealthy Mandarin. The latter regarded to pay your debts, to feed and clothe your music to my heart and cars." the lady very attentively, and seemed to family, and wherewi;h to enjoy yourself a "Would you marry me, knowing no dwell with delight upon her movements. little." Well, and cant't you feed your more of me than you now do?" When she at length left the apartment, stomach on two cents a week less and afford a little stimulus to the mind? ."Yes, if you were to go to the very altar he said to the husband in broken English thereby masked!' he replied. Nobody is too poor to take the newspaper, (worse than broken China): if his efforts to live be properly directed, 'Then I will test you." "What you give for that wifey-wif- e the lar"How, lady?" no matter how large his family yours?" "For one year be faithful to the love you ger it is the cheaper the paper becomes, "Oh," replied the husband, laughing at it is that it should have professed, and I will be yours as the singular error of his visitor, "two thou- and the more essential be taken and regularly read. How strangetruly as Heaven shall spare my life." sand dollars." "Oh, cruel suspense!" This the merchant thought would ap- ly the value of different things is estima"You demur?" pear to the Chinese rather a high figure, ted! A few grains of toasted barely are wetted, and the juice squeezed into a lit"Nay, lady, I shall fulfill your injunc- but he was mistaken, tion p.s I promised." tle water, with a taste of the leaves of tho "Well," said the Mandarin, taking cut "If, at the expiration of a year, you do his book with an air of business, "s'pose the value of both being too not hear from me, then the contract shall you give her to me; I give you five thou- small to be calculated. A pint of this sells, retail, for half a dime; and if of good be null and void. Take this " sand dollar." she continued, "and when I supply the It is difficult to say whether the yonng flavor, it is reckoned cheap and well worth broken portion I will be yours." merchant was more amazed than amused, the money; and so, perhaps, it is. It is He kissed the little emblem, swore again but the very grave and solemn air of the drank off in a minute or two it is gone. and again to be fnithful, and pressing her Chinaman convinced him that he was in On the same table on which this was hand to his lips, he bade her adieu. He sober earnest, and he was compelled, there- served lies a newspaper, the mere white was conducted away as mysteriously as he fore, to refuse the offer with as much pla sheet of which cost one cent; it is covered had been brought thither, nor could he by cidity as he could assume. The Manda with half a million types, at a cost of fifty any possible means discover where he had rin, however, continued to press his bar or sixty dollars for itself and other sheets been; his companion rejecting all bribes, gain printed at the same office the same week, and this sells for less than half the price and even refusing to answer the simplest "1 give vou seven thousand dollar," of the pint of ale, the juice of a little malt questions. said he; "you take 'em?" Months roll on. Colonel Meruille is lhe merchant who had no previous no- and hops! And yet after one person has true to his vow, and happy in the antici- tion of the value of the commodity he had enjoyed it, affording him news from all pation of love. Suddenly he was ordered taken out with him, was compelled at parts of the world, and useful thoughts on on an embassy to Vienna, the gayest of length to inform his visitor that English- all that interests him as a man and a citiall the European capitals, about the time men were not in the habit of selling their zen, it remains to be enjoyed by scores of that Napoleon is planning to marry the wives after they once Came into their pos- others in the same town or elsewhere; and Arch Duchess, Maria Louisa. The young session an assertion which the Chinaman it promotes trade, and finds employment, and markets for goods, and subjects for Colonel is handsome, manly and already was very slow to believe. distinguished in arms, and becomes at The merchant afterward had a hearty conversation, and cautions against frauds once a great favorite at court, every effort laugh with his young and pretty wife and and accidents; and there are some who being made by the women to captivate him told her that he, just discovered her full think this article dear, though the swiftly but iu vain; he is constant and true to his value, as he had that moment been offered gone barley water is paid for cheerfully. vow. seven thousand dollars for her a very How is this? Is the body a better payBut his heart was not made of stone; high figure "as wives were going" in Chi- master than the mind, and are things of the very fact that he had entertained such na at that time. the moment more prized than tiiiegs of tender feelings for the white domino, had Nothing astonibhes a Chinaman so much, moment? Is the trancient tickling of the doubtless made him more susceptible than who may chance to visit our merchants at stomach of more consequence than the imbefore. IlongKong, as the deference which is provement of the mind, and the informaAt last he met the young Baroness Car- paid by our countrymen to their ladies, tion that is essential to rational beings? If oline Von Waldoff, and in spite of his vows and the position which the latter are per- things had their real value, would not the of the she captivates him, and he secretly curses mitted to hold in society. The very ser- newspaper be worth many pints the engagement he had so blindly made vants express their disgust at seeing Ame- best ale? at Paris. She seems to wonder at what rican or English ladies permitted to sit at Old Deacon Spavin had a very unruly she believes to be bis devotion; and yet the table with their lords, and wonder why son, who was so bad that people were distance that he maintains! The truth was men can so far forget ther dignity. everlastingly prognosticating his end by that his sense of honor was so great, that some shorter process than is desirable or though he felt he really loved xhe young natural. One day the youngster was Ike in trie Country. Baroness, and even that she returned his brought in by a neighbor with the old tale During the last winter Ike was sunt to of violence and fighting; he had flogged affection, still he had given bis word, and of Mrs. Partington's relatives, visit some it was sacred. the neighbor's boy unmercifully. The satin domino is no longer the ideal who live on the borders of the Great Bay. "John," said the old man solemnly; Squid river, which empties into the bay, "what did you do it for? how could you of his heart, but assumes the most repulsive form in his imagination, and becomes is a very beautiful stream in summer, but be led to it?" in place of his good angel his evil ge- in winter it is dreary enough, with the tall "He struck me first." replied John, with trees, stript of their foliage, standing, as very little show of remorse. nius! Well, time rolls on; he is to return in a it were, shivering upon its brink. But it "Well," continued the old man, "haven't few days; it is once more the carnival sea is a rare skating course from Moose vil- I told you, and hasen't the Bible told you, with the bay. son, and in Vienna;, too, that gay city. He lage to the river's junction that if you are struck on one cheek you Ike had used up all his resources for must turn the other also?" joins in the festivities of the masked ball, and what wonder fills his brain, when, fun at the end of the third day. He had "Yes, father, so I did, and then I hit the cattle into a frenzy, him back about the middle of the evening, the white agian; there's no Bible against tied the domino steals before him, in the same caught all the hens in a that is there?" white satin dress he had seen her wear a pigs together by the legs, sucked all the An Army of Adventurers. Seth N. year before at the French Opera House in eggs he could find, and was looking round for something else to do, while the boys Day writes to the New York Tribune on Paris. Was it no a fancy? "I come, Colonel Eugene Merville. to were at school. He was just calculating, the 1st of June, from 400 miles out from hold you to your promise," she said, lay- as he poised a snowball, how near he could St. Josephs, that tho train to which he is come to a tame pigeon on the window sill attached,, is estimated to be seven hundred ing her hand lightly upon his arm. "Is this a dream or a reality?" asked without hitting it, when the glass was miles long, composed of all kinds of peosaved by the appearance of the house cat ple, from all parts of the United States, the amazed soldier. "Come follow me, and you shall sec outside the sacred precinct of the kitchen. and some of the rest of mankind, with lots Ike had watched this eat wistfully ever of horses, mules, oxen, cows, steers and that it is a reality, continued the mask, since he had been there, and the cat had some of the feathered creation, moving pleasantlv. manifested a strange repugnance to him along about fifteen or twenty miles per "1 will." "Have you been faithful to your prom- ever since he trod on her tail as she lay by day; all sorts of vehicles, from a coach horseise?" asked the domino, as they retired in- the stove. He immediately seized upon down to a wheel barrow; ladies on her, and expedients, never wanting, soon back dressed out in full blown bloomers, to a saloon. gents on mules, with their Kossuth hats "Most truly in act but alas! I fear not in suggested themselves to him. There were plenty of clam shells about and plumes, galloping over the prairies heart!" the yard, and, selecting four of the smooth- making quite an equetrian troupe, and a "Indeed!" is too true, lady, that I have seen est, he, by the aid of some grafting that show ahead of anything ever Barnum got "It and loved another, though my vow to you was at hand, soon had Tabby beautifully "Pand on the way to shod with clam-shehas kept me from saying so to her." There is a girl on exhiA Curiosity, "And who is this that you thus love?" the river. Ike's idea was to learn her to bition at the corner of Main and Clinton "I will be frank with you, and you will skate! streets, who is one of the most singular keep my secret?" The river was smooth as glass, and a specimens of humanity which has evervis- "Most religiously." sharp wind blew along ils surface toward ited our city. She is about seventeen (years of age, wieghs one hundred and "It is the Baroness Von Waldoff," he the bay. said, with a sigh. pounds, and, what is the stran'Now, Puss," said Ike, as he pushed twentv-fiv"And you really love her?" gest, lias a heavy pair of whiskers and it!" her upon the ice, "go The parents of this curiosity "Alas! only too dearly." said the solAn instinct of danger instantly seized moustache. dier, sadly. her. Her claws; which Ike had have nothing uncommon or strange in their upon "Nevertheless, I must hold you to your found so sharp a short time before, were appearance. They are Belgians by birth promise. Here is the other half of the now useless to her, and with a growl of we believe, and reside in the county of ring; can you produce its mate?" Buffalo Com. spite she swelled her caudle appendage to Wyoming. "Here it is,'' said Eugene Merville. an enormus size, which, taking the wind, Profitable Authorship. The Boston "Then I, too, keep my promise," said impelled the poor feline like a clipper over Traveller states that Messrs Jewett & Co. the domino, raising her mask, and show- the slippery path. The tail stood strait paid Mrs. Stowe on the 7th, the sum of ing to his astonished view the face of the as a topmast, and grew bigger and bigger, $10,300, as her copyright premium on 3 Baroness Von Waldroff and faster and faster flew the animal to months' sales of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The "Ah, it was the sympathy of true love which the tail belonged. Ike laughed till it is the largest sum of that attracted me, after all," exclaimed the he cried to see the cat sudding before the Traveler says money ever reveived by any author, either young soldier, as he pressed her to his wind. But now the bay lay before them, American or European, from the actual heart. and far out over the smooth ice was the sales of a single work in so short a period She had seen and loved him for his blue water of the sea. of time. manly spirit and character, and having The result can be guessed. The cat found by inquiry that he was worthy of A Western editor in commenting upon came back, and every body wonderher love, she had managed this delicate never become of her, and thought the statements that diseases may be comhad iutrigue, and had tested him, and now gave ed what ill luck for a cat to leave a house municated by bank notes, remarks very it argued his subscribers need not negto him her wealth, title and everything! so suddenly. Ike thought so, especially coolly that JLbey were married with great pomp, lect to "pay up" on that account, as he cat. and 'accompanied the Arch Duchess to for the is willing to run his risk of "catching" any Ike's conscience reproached him sadly thing in that way. On the other hand, Paris. Napoleon, to crown the happiness by leaving of his favorite, made him at once General! but he compromised the matter he fears that if tho bank bills are not forththe tenants of the barn yard in peace all coming, the sheriff will catch kirn. of Division. the while he staid there, and came home Codp-e- r "Dick, what do you call sheer savs. the reason why Jacks are with a pocket full of doughnuts and an dog for his ''Why, theavifr called knaves is becauf rlier" nrr snmsny enviable reputation for propriety hop-pla- Aaiy-ring,- snow-balle- d box-tra- - ll ! con-sense- of thm in the Knuvy 7T'o!!"

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