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tirnis: if not, they will be published till forbid,
and payment exacted.
Authorized . cents for the Radical.
I. N. Brvsos & Co., Louisiana, Mo.
A.Mase, P. M. Frankford, "
H.T. Ket, P. AT. Clarkwlle,
C. E. Pebbiss, P. M. Auburn,
J. H. Brittov, Troy,
B. Gibso, P. M. Paynesville,
Doct. W. H. Nicklix, New Hope,
P. W. Overlt, F. M. Shamrock,
Joh R&lls, New London,
A. Hesdkix, P. M. Spencerburg.
J. Cbosthewait, Madisonville,
Vf. T. Bosd, P. M. Sugar Grove,
L. T. Musics, Hickory Creek,
E. Emersos, P. M. Louisville,
W. W. Adams, Marthasville,
Fast & Brother, St. Charles,
Doct. J. Adams, Ashley,
Computed at "Gftnwood Cemetery
T TARE SCSJAW ESQ.
How soft and pure the sunlight falls.
On this lone city of the dead
How gilds the cold and marble walls.
Where Autumn's crimson leaTesareshed"
The gentle uplands and the glades
No sad, funerel aspect wear;
But, as the summer greenless fades.
In Iheirnew garments seem more fair.
Look, Mary what a splendid scene
Around as in thcdislance lies!
. Bright breaks the silver sea between
This island and the Western skies.
How still with all her towers and domes
The city sleeps on yonder shore
How many thousand happy homes.
Von starless sky is bending o'er!
Happy although this sacred spot
The happiest may reeeire at last
How may their memories be forgot.
Save when some casual glance is cast
By tearless eyes upon their graves.
And passing strangers bend to learn
O'er whom some tree its foliage waves.
Whose name adorns some sculplur'd urn.
Oh, mournful fate! to die unknown.
And leave no constant heart to pine;
And yet, ere many years have flown.
Such fate, dear Mary, may be mine,
Alone I live, and I ahall die
With no sweet hand Iikelhine to close
When from my sight earth's miseries fly
My eyelids in their long repose.
Yankee land ! the land for me !
We laugh and sing right merrily:
Where girls are fair, and men are brave.
And the sods grow o'er some patriot's grave,
Where seas boom on the whit'ning shore,
And hearts are sound in every core.
Yankee land ! the land of fun !
With fishpole, football, and the gun;
With sleigh rides, dances, and hot flip;
With fiddles, making long legs skip;
And training days, and husking nights.
And 'lection frolics, and shsm.fights.
Vankeeland! Oh! "Johnny-cake !"
Y-jo make my longing throstle arhe ;
And roast potatoes, and flap-jacks.
And junketings, and "paddy-whacka;"
Forever live and thrive the land
Where liberty frit made "a ttani.m
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, Customs of the East.
An Eastern Marriage. We had
scarcely sat down when we heard
the sound of music and nvrth, and.
running to the window, observed the
irlare of torches' in the street. We
' were to!d that it was the "voice of
the bridegroom and of the bride."
. Some of us instantly set out to wit
ness the spectacle of an Eastern mar
riage. We wished to see the para
tie of the ten virgins illustrated, and
: our wish was gratified, , The bride
; groom was on his way to the house
; of the bride.. According to custom,
; In walked in procession through ser
eral streets of the town, attended by
: numerous body of friends, all in
: their showy eastern garb, i Persons
. bearing torches went first, keeping
" the torches in fullblaxe by constant
1 tiddIv of ready wood, which 4hey:
f fill fr sa C.A vLsa
insertion $ lr for each ejuent mwr.wn hi.,,,, br-cawejof the- Ofidrro;V 'oiu A
ed on the end of alwg'poK-
BOVLAO GUEI, PJKE COLATV, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1842.
of these torcebearr stood dote lo
the .bridegroom, so that w hada
view f ' Peon. , An instrument
j WlllCtl 11 did every few pace, i Wet
ihoiidit of the words of John: The
inenit oi the bridegroom,' which Btan
deth and heareth lnm, rejoiceth gre
At long,., the company arrived, the
entrance of the street where the bride
.n,l lpr rAfi;,lnn B
hoard the sound of m;,nv lorn-lo
voices, and observed, by the light of
the torches, a company of veiled
bridesmaids, waiting on the balcony
to give notice of the coming of the
bridegroom. When they caught a
sight of the approaching procession,
they ran back into the house, making
it resound with tiie cry, ''Ilalil, hnlil,
liulil," and music of the voice and in
strument commenced within. Thus
the bridegroom entered in, uand the
door was shut." We were left stand
ing in the street without, "in the
outer darkness." In our Lord's pan
ble. the virgins go forth to meet the
bridegroom with lamps in their hanJs.
but here they only waited for his
coming. Still we saw the traces of
the very scone described by our
Lord, and a vivid representation of
the way in which Christ shall come
to his waiting church, and the mar
ringc sopper of the Lamb bsgin. In
India and other parts of the Ivist, it
i? the custom for the friends of the
bride to go out to meet the compa
Arab pancf. asdsoxo. About sun
set we left the rich bank of the Nile,
and entered again upon the pathless
desert. We could not observe so
much as one foot-print of man or
beast upon the smooth sand. tKn
w e came upon the sea-shore, and rode
alonir the ni;ir''in, the waves washing
the asses' feet, while the moon rose
to light us on our way. At one point.
our drivers being weary, proposed
encamping for ihe night; but Imbrnim
advised us toadvnnce a little father.
Upon this the young Arabs proceed
ed without a murmur, and, in order
tr rhppr the way. be-jnn a native
dance and sine One of them, nd
vancin? a little before the rest, began
the son?, dancing forward as he re
prated the words: when all the rest
lollowina him in regular order, joined
in the chorus keeping time by a si
multaneous chippm" oi their nanus,
Thev snn" sevtml of their Arabian
snr.gs in thin way, responding to one
another, and d;incing along the lnm
sand of the sea-shore in the clear
beautiful moonlight. The response,
the dance, and the clapping of the
hands brought many parts of the
word of God to our minds. We re
membered the song of Miriam at the
Red sea, when "the women went out
sifter her with timbrels and wiih dan
ces; and Miriam answered thern"
that is, Miriam sang responsively to
ihem; and also the song ot the wo
man of Israel after David's victory
over the Giant, "they ansicered one
another as thev played, and said,
Sau! hath slain his thousands, and Da
vid hi ten thousands." The words
of the Psalmist were likewise brought
to mind. "O clap vour hands, all ye
people; shout untood with the voice
of triumph; and again, "Ixt the floods
clap their hands; let the hills be joy
ful torrether," t. e. in full choir. The
responsive form of the 136th 1'saml,
and others of a like kind, was fully
illustrated bv this interesting scene.
F.astf.rn custom. At the door of
the consul's house were many poor,
and manv diseased, hanging about in
expectation of getting help from those
who visited him. We remembered
Lnznrus Iid at the rich man's gale.
At dinner we were still more interest
ed in observing a custom ot the
country, in me room wi.cic-wc
were received, Desiaes me uivuu w
which we sat, there were seats all
round the walls. Many came in
. I . 1 ! ..Inn. rn t h A CO . 1 1 1 0-
and tOOK ineir yi ...w-w
seats, uninvited and yet unchalleng
ed. They spoke to those at table on
Knaineas or the news of the day, and
our host spoke freely to them. This
mnde us understand the scene in Si
mon's house at Bethnny, where Jesus
.t nt .nnner.and Mary came in and
anointed his feet with ointment; and
also the scene in the Pharisee house,
where the woman who was a sinner
..m. in uninvited and vet not for-i
bidden, and washed his feet with her
We Aiierwaroa raw uu cus
lorh "t Jem aVm, nd thre jt was
iltil! more fitted to illustrate these in
cident. We were silting around
Mr. Nicolay son's table, when first
i . , . i
wo tuiu men unoiner stranger open
ed the door ond came in, taking their
seats oy tne wall. They leaned for
ward and spoke to those at the table.
Oiow, in the case of the woman that
was n sinner Christ is dining at a
f on. the dor nnin. ami a wnmnn. n.
ruansee s tao e. as inn :ist onea
hi . . .i
Mers und takes her seat by ilw wall
i just behind him. The Pharisees eyes
her with abhorrenoe: buuas custom
permits it, he does not prevent her
cotninir in. ; After a liille time, as
j Jesus is reclining with his feet slop
ed toward ihe back ot the couch, the
woman ' bends forward, pours her
teaison Ins leet, and anoints them
with precious ointment.
Jacob's Well. Mr. Bonar engng"
ed a very aflalile Jew to show him
the roiid to Jacob's Well, who, after
leading him ihrough the town, gave
him in charge to another that knew
the place. They went out at the
eastern gate, and proceeded along
the Vale of Sychar, keeping near the
bise of Genzzim for nearly two
miles, till they arrived at a covered
well, which is marked out by tradi
tion as the memorable spot. It is im
mediately below the rocky path by
which we had travelled the day be
fore, at that point of the road where
we turned from the spacious plain in
to the narrow vale, between Ebal
and Gerizziin. The guide removed
a large stone that covers the mouth
of the low vault built over the well;
and then, thrusting himself through
the narrow aperture, invited Mr. Bo
nar to follow. This he accordingly
did; and in the act of decending, his
Bible, escaping from his breast pock
et, fell into the well, and was soon
heard plunging in the water fur be
low.' The guide made very signifi
cant signs that it could not be recov
ered, "lor the well is deep.". The
small chamber over the well's mouth
appears to have been carefully built,
and m;iy have been originally the
ledge which is olten found round the
mouth of eastern welh, affording a
resting-place for the weary tpvleller.
But the well itself is cut out of the
rock. Mr. Calhoun, who was here
lately, found it seventy-five feet deep,
with ten or twelve feet water in it.
In all the other wells and fountains
which we saw in this valley, the wa
ter is within reach of the land; but
in this one the water seems never to
rise high. This is one of the clear
evidences that this is really the Well
of Jacob; for at this day it would re-
ijuire what it required in the days of
our Lord, "something to draw with,
for it was deep." On account of the
great depth the water would be pe
culiarly cool; and the associations
that connected this well with their
father Jacob, no doubt made it to bo
liighly esteemed. For these reasons,
although there is a fine stream of
water close by the west side of the
town, at least two gushing fountains
wiihin the walls, and the fountain of
El Defna nearly a mile nearer the
town, still the people of the town
may very probably have reverenced
and frequented Jacob's Well. This
may in part account for the Samari
tan woman coming so far to draw
water; and iherc seems every proba
bility that the town in former times
extended much farther to the east
than it does now. The narative itself,
however, seems toimply that the well
was situated a considerable way from
the town. lie who "leads the blind
by a way which they know not"
drew the woman that day by the in
visible cords of grace past all other
fountains to the well where she was
to meet with one who told her all that
ever she did the Savior of the world,
and the Savior of her soul. Nara
tive of a Mission of Inquiry to the
Jews from the church of Scotland, in
Maine Lumber. The Bangor Whig
states that a number of the citizens
of Maine are making prepartions to
engage in the lumber business on the
Aroostook and St. John's rivers, this
winter. This movement is attribu
ted to the free navigation of St. Johns
river, secured by the recent treaty
between Great Britain and this coun
try." y - ' ; ;
Excuse ron Absence fro). School.
An urchin being detained from
school one day by his mother, was
furnished with the following excuse
for absence, on returning to school,
which explians the cause of his de
In reference to the character of
Mr. Miller, whose prophesies rela
tive to the destruction of the world,
are turning parts of the world, the
New York express says; "According
to his own account he (Miller) paid
but little attention to' literature,
or scriptural researches, till past the
maridian of life having been an in
fidel till ; thirty years of age. The
cudjments of knowledge, therefore,
have been entirely neglected, or skip
ped over, and now he is laboring to
discover the hidden mysteries of Di
vine Revelation, in the same predica
ment that a man would strive to solve
the problems of algebra, with a knowl
edge of the primary rules of arith
metic." To decide upon the dates of events
predicted in the Scriptures, shadow
ed, as they are, under Eastern Alle
gory, requires more knowledge of an
cient oriental lore, than any other
pursuit; and he who can first define
what event is intended by a prophetic
passage, and next conjecture the pro
phetic date, must be deemed erudite
indeed, if he defines an event beating
any resemblance to the first, and fix
es, the date within a century or two
or three of the second. But, in this
case we have a man confessedly un-
lstltra1 nrafpscinrr in cric-A tliA iliti
and the hour, notwithstanding that it i
is written, that no manknoweth them. " u"ce l"e 'ne'ry ."1U c. a""
Does Mr. Miller claim to be jnspir-j t"c whole company were ia the full
ed? Do his followers make that claim ,,Je of enjoyment.a scream was heard
for him? Nothin short of inspira- j rrm M'ss followed bylhe most
tion could confer the knowledge agonizing cries for help. The crowd
which he professes. He is now hold- fathered around her instantly, and be
ing forth in New York, where he l'ell her standing, the perfect image
proposes to remain till the "end of ,of d'spair, with her hands grasping a
the world." We hope his preachins portion of her dress with the tenacity
An .i thrx - u.i.ti.,r h. K 'of a vice. It was some time before
himsell an honest enthusiust, or
To meddle with points of religious
belief is no part of our duty, and falls
in as little with our inclination; but
this revival of an old and oft repea
ted delusion is one of those cxtrcac
cases, in which general lules may be
set aside. We shall therefore take
the liberty to urge upon all Milleritei
the reflection, that the contingency
of the destruction of the world in
1 843, oirers no new incentive to their
reformation. Whether that event
happen or not, one thing w certain
that it is appointed unto all men
once to die; and the event of death
is of as much importance to every
individual as the destruction of the
world can be. If, therefore, each of
those who are thus courting insanity
for themselves, or exposing weaker
minds to that terrible visitation by
following Miller, would quietly pursue
their daily duties, like men who re
member that they must one day lie
down in the dust, they would live
much nearer the Christian standard,
and find peace and contentment,
where they now suffer the torments
of victims of a voluntary delusion.
An exchange paper gives the fol
lowing sketch of the great apostle of
this new movement. We give it
precisely as we find it.
"Mr. Miller owns a farm near
Whitehall, New York, around which
he is building a very substantial brick
wall. A person offered h:m 2000
for the farm, and not to take posses
skin till after 1843; the prudent pro
phet refused, however, alleging that
such an offer, depending ns it docs,
upon a future event, is nothing more
than gambling. . This manifests but
little faith in his own predictions.
He was born in Piltsfield, Massachu
setts, in 1781, and is, consequently,
sixty-one years of age. At thirty he
entered the army, and was present in
several actions on the frontier during
the late war with Great Britain. He
wns then a very wild character, and
his religious opinions were very loose.
He had reached the grade of Cap
tain, when, at the close of the war,
he left the army, and settled at Hamp
ton, near Whitehall. He was made
Sheriff of the county in which he re
sided. He still owns the farm upon
which he first settled at this place.
About thirty years ago, he set about
searching the Scriptures with a view
to refute them, and this gave him his
extensive knowledge of the prophe
cies. In 1816, he was converted,
and ever since , then become a close
student of the prophecies and histo
ry. In 1822, he says, he became
fully convinced that the Wrld would
come to an end in 1 843; and about
sit or seven years afterward he be
gan to preach nnd write about it, and
continued to do so till this day. He
has written a great number of work
on hi p"u'ur viswi."
Fbightful Snake Stort. The fol
lowing incident was related to us the
other day, by one whose veracity is
unquestioned, and who was almost an
eye witness to the fact. It is more
appallinc than any we recollect to
have ever read in the history of these
Sometime last summer the inhabi
tants of Manchester, Mississippi, gave
aBarbacue which was attended by
most of the fashion and beauty of the
town and surrounding country. It
happened that among the guests there
was a young lady, Miss M., recently
from one of the Eastern cities, who
was on a visit to her relations in ihe
neighborhood of the town. Miss M.
was a gay and extremely fashionable
young lady, and withal possessed an
uncommon share of spirit and courage
except in the matter of snakes and
of thc-e she had so great a dread that
she scarcely dared to walk anywehre
except in the most liequented places,
for fear of encountering them. Every
effort was used, but without avail, to
rid her of her childish fears. They
haunted her continually, until at last
it became the settled conviction of
her mind that she was destined to fall
a victim to the fangs of a rattlesnake.
The sequal will show how soon her
terrible presentiment was fulfilled.
Towards the close of the day, while
scores of fairy feet were keeping time
she could be rendered sufficiently
calm to tell the cause of her alarm,
and then thev gathered from her bro
ken exclamnti ions that she was grasp
ing the hewlof a sunk among the fuhls
oi her dress, and dreaded to let go her
hold for fear of receiving the fatal
blow? This intelligence caused many
to shrink fi om her, but the most of the
ladies, to their honor be it told, re
mained with her, determined not to
leave her in the dreadful extremity.
They besought her to not relax her
hold, as her safety depended upon it,
until some one could be found who
had the courage to ?icze and remove
the terrible animal. There were
none of the ladies, however, who had
the courage to perform the act, and
the condition of Miss M., was becom
ing more and more critical every mo
ment. It was evident that her
strength was failing very fast, and
that she could not maintain her hold
many munites longer.
A hasty consultation among the
calmest of the ladies was held, when
it was determined that Dr. Tisan, who
was present, should be called to their
assistance. He was quickly on the
spot, and being a man of uncommon
courage, he was not many moments
within the circle of weeping and half
fainting females, until he had cotight
the tail of the snake and wound it
firmly around his hand to make sure
of his hold. He then told Miss M.
that she must let go at the moment
he jirked it away, and to make the
act as instantaneously as possible, he
told her that he would pronounce the
words one, two, three, and that at the
moment he pronounced the last word,
she must let go her hold. and he doubt
ed not that he could withdraw the
snake berore it could have time to
strike. All stood in breathless horror,
awaiting the act of life or death, and
and at the moment the word three
was pronounced the Doctor jirked
out the largest and most diabolical
lookna bustle that was ever seen in
Mississippi. The whole affair was at
once explained. The fastening of
the machine had become loose during
the dancing, and it had shifted its po
sition in such a way that they dangled
about the lady's legs, and induced the
the belief that they were a snake
with an enormous head.
The Doctor fell right down in his
tracks, and fainted he did. Han
A Tale of Horror. In the Ru
nisas (Iowa) Gazette, we find the
most extraordinary and cruel rela
tion or circumstances that we believe
ever went forth in type. An old man
lived alone, and had forbidden a
daughter, who lived near, and her
husband, or even their children, ever
to approach his plane, on account
rrfrelv of some whimsical pique that
be had taken against hi child. . One
Ltriorning the inhuman being found his
grornchild, under three yars of agt
climbing upon his garden rail, and he
deliberately Went for , his rifle, and
shot the boy dead, ,Tbe victim fell
inside of the fence.';' The old man
reloaded and sat watcKing.' Not long
after, the mother came? seeking her
child, and the rjrtinute she touched
her father's garden rail, 'as "he did
with a shriek, the instant she perceiv
ed her dead child, the okt brut e-nhot
her in the temple, aniTkilled hor stone
dead ob the spot.- The mafliao jaa
he is now accounted) shot the, lather
also, when he came, and he is now
in prison to answer for the three mur
ders. : '.' ' V
For the Radical. J r .
Mr. Editor: It is with feelings of
pleasure that I see the cause of Neu
trality upheld; and those who would
pour oil on the declining flame of par
ty spirit, held up as objects of con
tempt in your respectable columns.
For, who but him who has the most
sordid and selfish ends to accomplish,
would ndvisea rekindling of that flame
which has prostrated the temple
ancient liberty and which,' if not
suppressed, must lay ouf fair fabrick
low in the dust. r ; n: l:t
What is the nature of this spirit which
demagogues of the present'day! would
have us uphold, but the foreboding of
civil war; ready almost , at .any time
to burst with nil its dreadful conse
quences on our peacefiil und happy
lund. Who, I ask, would like to see
our country distracted by civil war,
the streets of our flourishing and pop.
ulous towns drenched with the blood
of our fellow citizens? Who would
like to be an actor in the dreadful
tragedy of' overthowing the . fairest
fabrick of human rights, built at. a
vast expense of blood, "and ihat too o
our forefathers. . . ' '
But are we not :i!l guilty of foment
ing this spirit', 'which leads t such
dreadful consequencest ' Have we
not all wore the harness already, on
t.l we aie severely galled! ' Have we
not been hissed on and on, until we
have almost broken our once healthy
constitutions. .With all these facts be.
fore us, can we continue 'to be the
servile tools of brawling office hold,
ers, and office seekers? Let those
who would couple themeelves with
the memorable epoch of '76, and set
themselves np as advisers to encour
age party spirit, think ol the advice of
him whom we all call "Fa'her," 1
mean Washington. I-f t nil read his
farewell address, and see how it cor
responds with the advisers of '42.
It is high lime for us to awake to
throw oT the tattered garb of party,
and rekindle again the flame of patri
otism on the altar of liberty. Wh?n
we do this, then may we expect good
times and wise legislation.
The United States Natt. The
following is a statement of the number
officers of the United State's Navy in
their respective grades, compiled from
that useful work, the Navy Register,
publiseed by Benjamin Humane, in
in Washington City:
Captains 68, commanders 96, lieu
tenants 327, surgeons 69,assistant sur
geons 59, pursers 64, chaplains 24,
professors of mathematics 23, teachers
of languages 3, passed midshipmen
134, midshipmen 425, boatswains 39,
gunners 42, carpenters 40,sailmakers
35, navy agents 14, naval storekeep
ers 9, chief naval constructors 1, na
val constructors 7, engineer in chief
1, principal engineer 1, chief engineers
4. first assistants 6. second assistants
5, third assistants 5. Marine corps:
colonel 1, lieutenant colonel 1, majors
4, captains 13, first lieutenant 20 sec
ond lieutenants 20. " "v
. Fi.oRiDA.-The St. Augjsline News
states that the late election in Florida -resulted
in -favor of the Whigs, .and
that they now have a majority in both
Houses of the Legislature for tho first
time since the organization- of ..that
body into two branches. ;i
BA.iA.ci3e Accovsts. The New
York Union, (Tjlerite) says, men in of
fice must expect to be occasionally
charged with high crimes and' misde
manors. Thmn nfstfs to ih ifrls.