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Rural cabinet. (Warrenton, Ga.) 1828-18??, November 29, 1828, Image 4

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POETRY- FROM THE CASKET. BEAUTIES OF CLARA. There’s beauty in the boundless blush At early dawn of day; There's beauty in the golden gush Os Nature in decay; There*a beauty in the blooming rose In Summer's silver shower; There's beauty in the bud that blows In the ambrosial bower; But morning's ray At dawn of day, And Nature*® golden gushes. Nor flow'rets fair, Can e‘er compare With Clara's crimson blushes. There's brilliance in the sinking star, That gilds the lucid lake; And in the fair reflection far, That seems a Heaven to make; There's brilliance in the drops of dew, That in the violet roll; So like the light of love so true, iu woman's sacred soul; But starry light Im not so bright In the illusive sky,— Nor violet blue, Just dipt in dew, As Clara's azure eye. There's music in the lulling lute, At day's declining hour; There's music in the mournful flute, That dies in distant bower; ‘Thore‘9 music in the minstrel's song, That sings in yonder tree; And in the breeze that bears along The tender touching glee: But lulling lute, Nor mournful flute, N *r all the tuneful throng, Nor sighing breeze, Can ever please, Liae Clara's silver song. RASH VOWS. On Jessy’s lip there glow’d such charms, I could not for my soul resist her; l caught her blushing in my arms, Aud in her bloom of beauty kiss’d her. Till panting, trembling, and afraid To give her tender bosom pain, I cried forgive, forgive sweet maid! I vow I’ll ne’er offend again. 1 do forgive, she kindly cried, And sweetly arch'd her smiling brows, 1 do forgive, she softly sigh'd, But pry’time, dear, make no rash vows* > 1 1 “■ i ii in ■—• m mm in MISCELL VNKO IS. • —— 1 TilK VICTIM OF GjLMLYG. Induced by curiosity, 4 entered one evening a gambling house in the city of New Orleans. The room in to which l was shewn was spacious, and contained all the different machi nery and implements necessary for carrying m that destructive and nc fan hi i practice. In one part there .s a F i Bank, in another, one of; ti e featernitv was seated at the table, • :tii park of cards before him, ready to ntrap and fleece the young and iti experienced, aud in a third was aj •roulette. \ took my stand by the last and silently observed the players. The keeper of the wheel sat behind a little counter, and gold and silver and bank notes were .piled up in tempting nrray before him. I viewed with as tonishment the fluctuations of fortune. Ooe’- man would stake a few dollars, and in s short time by a lucky turn of the wheel be in possession of hun dreds; and another lose sum after sum, until enraged and disappointed he would curse his luck, and leave the house in despair. The different piles of money rapidly increased and diminished, and the glittering treas ure changed hands every moment. The owner of the wheel invited me in the technical language of tfic craft to try my lic k. 1 whs tempted to do so, l lost ten dollars in about as many minutes; but before it was too late, I summoned all my resolution to my aid. r.ud turned my bark on the gamb ling table and its fascinations. As 1 hit it, a young man, apparently a bnut twenty right or thirty of nge, sntl of a prepossessing appear ance, stepped up and laying down two notes of a hundred dollars each, in a voice somewhat hurried and agi tated, requested the banker to notice his bet. The like suin was deposited, the wheel was turned; and the stran ger won. A faint smile came over his anxious countenance, as he took up the money; but instantly laying it down, and donbling his bet, lie declar ed he would again try his fortune, lie proved lucky a second time, and now appeared to be debating within himself whether ho would retire with his preseat winnings or push his for tune further. His evil genius pre vailed, and in one short hour, I saw him stript not only of his former win nings, but also, of a large sum be sides. As he laid down bis last stake, a sigh escaped him, and when L also shared the fate of the rest, the pale, ness of death o’erspread his counte nance, and with an unsteady step, he left the room. 1 sensibly felt interested in his fate and apprehensive from the composure lie exhibited under his losses—for it was the calmness of despair—that he might attempt some rash act, and I determined to follow him. As he paced the lonely street, the bitter groans of heart felt anguish that burst from him, sufficiently denoted his misery and sufferings. After walk ing a square or two, he stopped under one of those large lamps that are sus pended from the corners of the streets, and drawing out a pistol, appeared to examine the priming. All my fears were now realized, and it was too ev ident that he meditated suicide. Af ter casting a hasty glance around him, he turned into a dark alley. I immediately followed and saw him raise the pistol to his head.—But one moment more, and I should have been too late—the deed would have been done, and the succeeding second would have found him in eternity* As he was in the very act of firing I sprang forward, and arrested his arm; but lie shook mo off in an instant and turning the weapon towards me de manded my business. ‘Do you wish to rob me,’ said he with a bitter smile, *if so, you have come too late, the gaming table has kindly an ticipated you, or do you seek my life, i (exclaimed he with increasing ener gy, take it, take it then, and confer a favour on a ruined and helpless I man, and prevent him from adding ! the crime of self destruction to the long and black catalogue of his vices. 1 now interrupted him, and briefly stated the cause of my interference that seeing him lose large sums of mo ney at play, and fearful of the conse quences, I had followed him, to pre vent, if possible, any rash attempt he might make on his own life. I conjur ed him to reflect on the misery and sorrow he was about to bring on his aged parents, or perhaps an affection ate wife and family—l implored him to give over his fatal resolution; and ended by offering him aH the assis tance in my power.—He appeared to be affected, and after some hesitation agreed to go with me. Wc proceed ed in silence to my room, when he thus addressed me. ‘lt is but just that the man who has evinced such a lively interest in my welfare should be made acquainted with the circumstances that brought :me into my present situation. My ! name is L —, and am, or rath er was, a merchant in the city of New- York. I was connected in trade with a man in whom 1 placed unbounded 1 confidence, aud for some years our! concerns went on prosperously. I! married an intcscsting woman, and j became the happy lather of three j lovely babes; buttho cup of happiness ’ j was only raised to my lips to bo dash- 1 *cd for ever to the ground—my part- j j tier proved a villian—lie embezzled all the effects of the firm and fled his .country, leaving me to answer for debts to a large amount—my failure: was the consequence—l gave up all. mv affairs and received an honorable ! discharge from my creditors. They appointed me to proceed to this city ! to settle some accounts —I arrived here last month, and succeeded be- j yond my most sanguine expectations;: I collected debts to a large amount, A only waited for an opportunity to rc- j turn, when in an evil hour, I entered one of those sinks of infamy and ruin, that abound here in such numbers, and induced by the display of wealth, the hopes of retrieving my broken for tune, and tempted, I believe, by the devil, I wagered my money, and par tial successes at first, lured me still further on. until I lost my all. 1 left the house in a state of distraction, and the torments af the damned could not exceed my agonies. I borrowed next morning from my friends, on va rious pretences, all the money I could raise, and in the desperate hope of regaining my losses of the preceding night, I madly returned again to the gaming table, and you know the re sult. Unable my longer to bear the sufferings of a guilty conscience, I de termined to rid myself at once of them and existence, and *fly to to the bourne from whence no traveller re turns,* when your interference pre vented me. But why should 1 wish to live?—dishonoured and infamous, i shall only drag out a miserable exis tence unable to look on the. past with out despair—How can 1 dare to face my creditors, my friends and family, after what has passed—how’—For shame, cried I, interrupting him— those sentiments are unworthy of you How can you dare to face your God —how can you dare to leave your helpless family unprovided for and unprotected, and your creditors and friends unrequitted for the kindness they have shown you? Do you dis charge your obligation to -them by cowardly flying from life? Arouse yourself, you are yet young—set seri ously and immediately about the work of reformation—your talents are of the first order, and you should be em ployed in retrieving your affairs.— But i have not even the means of re turning home,* said he, —1 told him 1 would cheerfully supply him with a ny money he might want for that pur pogo and giving him a hundred dol lars, advised him to engage his pas sage in the first ship—he promised to do so, and shaking me by the hand, we parted. I neither saw nor heard from Mr. L the next day. On the morning of the third, as I was sitting at breakfast, a servant called me out, and informed roe that a gentleman at the point of death, earnestly desired to speak to me—l was much surprised at the summons and unable to divine from whom it could be, as I was a per fect stranger in the city, and iiad been in it but a few days—l followed the servant to an hotel, and entering the room he pointed out, was shocked and astonished at beholding in the person of the same Mr. L 1 bad be fore encountered. As I approached the bed he stretched out his hand to me, and in a faint voice exclaimed. •It it all over now, the fatal die is cast—but while the spark of life yet lingers, let me relate the circumstan ces that laid me here.—With the mo ney you so kindly gave me, I madly sought the gaming table once more, and—lost it—driven to desperation 1 seized the fatal weapon—you were not there to interpose: your kindness could not then save me; my guilty passions had their lull swing, and; you sec the result; the faithless pistol performed but half its otiice and has ! left me lingering in the agonies of, death; but it will soon be ended: spare ;me your reproaches; time will shortly |be with me no more, and I already suffer sufficiently; listen, I beseech jyou to the request I am about to I- I believe you design going toN. | York?*-—I told him I did. ‘Call,* said he,‘on my Emily.* you will find her at No——Pearl, inform her of my melancholy exit; tell her that the recollection of her kindness has sooth ed the thorncy pillow of her penitent ard dying husband; and that my last thoughts and prayers were for her; give her this ring; it was hers before we were married—she presented it to me in the days of our prosperity, when I was a happy and a guiltless I man, unsullied and unstained by infa my and dishonour—carry my bles sings to my little ones—and God Grant that they may forgive their wretched father*—His emotions pre vented him from proceeding and he gave vent to his feelings in a flood of tears. He now lay silent for some time; the approach of death was vis ibly rapid, and I ventured to remind ; him that his earthly career was fast drawing to a close, and that if he had any other request to make, I would conscientiously attend to them.—'l have no more,’ said lie ‘see my aged mother, and tell ’ The words faultered on his tongue—he seized my hand, and giving it a convulsive grasp —expired—the victim of gaining. Warren Superior Court. October Term 1828*. John Wright, Henry J.'j Wright, Henry Might, j in right of hb wife. j Bi| , f dj ,. and Jesse rope, m right ofl,is w;if., #c. JosephUilUnd Chap- | tnbution ’ Heath A’x’rs. of j Richard Heath dec. J It appearing to the court by return of the Sheriff that Chappell Heath, one of the Uefemfants •in the above bill is not to be found in this county and by affidavits of Leonard Pratt, Sheriff’ that he resides without the lim its of the state, on motion, it is or dered that service be perfected on the said Chappell Heath by publication of this order, in some public Gazette of this state once a month for three months before the next Term of this court, and further ordered that the said Chappell Heath do appear and answer said bill on or before the first day of the next term of this court. True extract from the minutes of the? Superior Court Warren county, Georgia October Term 1828. _ THOMAS GIBSON, elk. , — 1 mu ■ it u ._.>■. t- -i ■I” FOUR month after date, application will be made, to the Honorable Inferior Court, of Warren county, when sitting for ordinary purposes, for leave to sell the real estate, and the negroes not disposed of by the will, of John M'Cormick, dec. SARAH M'CORMICK, Ex'rx. BARNETT CODY, Ex‘r. July 12. 7-4 m GEORGIA, Warren county. Whereas, Spivy Fuller (Administrator de bonis non and with the will annexed,) on the estate of Thomas Smith late of said county dec. applies for letters of Pissmis sion on said estate. These are therefore to cite and admon ish all and singular, the Kindred and Creditors, of said d**c. to be and appear at my office within the time prescribed by law, to shew cause, if any they have, why said letters should not be granted. Given und-r my hand at Office this 28th day of Vlav 1828. Z FRANKLIN, elk. c. o. May 31st m6m AFTER the expiration of the time re quired by law, application will be made t the Honorable Inferior Court, of th® county of Warren, when sitting for ordi nary purposes, for leave to sell 106 acre® of land, lying on long creek, adjoiniug Richaid Heath and John Harrell. A part of the real estate of Elizabeth King, dec. JAMES T. DICKEN, Ex‘r. July 12th, 1828. 7 4m | Georgia, Warren county. WHEREAS Henry Wilson applies for letters of Administration on the estate of Jeremiah Wilson, dec. lat® of said county: | These are therefore to cite and admon ish, all and singular, the kindred and cre ditors of said deceased, to be and appear at my office, within the time prescribed by law, to shew cause, if any they have, why said letters should not be granted. Given under my hand this fourth day of November, 1820. Z. Franklin, c. c. o. w. c,