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ASHLAND, ASHLAND OUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 1 6, 1854.
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i'.TASi STRW ART! ...Pees' Jd6e,
i! A.1 H. -JDRTIS -1 - iProB atb' Judge.
: J; SHERIDAN .Cerk C; C. Pleas
C-- M CAIJHTIOFFICEII1.: '
" TS AOflATES i irf.--a ll. Auditor,
JAMES W. BOYD-j .Trkascrer
vJOHN D. 'JONES i.l ---SflERirr,
iSS RRED.ia ..Recorder.
'JOHN' G:' BROWN yu-ij -Ooroker.
" LUKE SELBT,' ' Commissiokers.
AMOS HIliBUBfl, J -DAVID
BRYTE, - Y rMxin
TATRTf!K KELLEY. S -"J.T
I Wilson botdorf; .w-
.OEOROE W. HILL w-UiAshland
vtn , t:-. 006H 4fFICEHI;
Y WMi-RALSTON Mator.
jMUSGB AVE' Recorder.
,K WALLACE Treaspreb.
t B. P-PULKEBSON w-Marshai.l.
a . TYRITMH. i ;1r r .
i & g.' w oodrupf;
J H. AMES . :! : , f
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A K.ROH, Ohl .'BATWOL68, Proprietor:
. rrBBrakMrib'W.lt.Maoac that fc.
I U, op4 Hutol. t. k. wIM Ifc. - Millar
rRMM," nr w.ritt tB8aai9Mll Hooe,
I Mala Htnat. Aahlaaa, aa raapectraUf olicita a
aara af ta pablic patroaage. M. M1UL.KK.
AaaiaaA.MaraAtaad. IBS.-a.-f. ,. :
-v ; ; ' 1 AttEKlCAII MUE. H
i ff HR aaaaraif a kariac laaaaa tk. akoa koaa.
A far alarm ol raara, raapactfally
-( tk vaklic patroaage. Haafort wiH ka kpared
t. Kiaiatai ta tk. caU.lt all i may taTor
e J-.v: A KMX HOISE. . 5
HATlSOlaaaa tkaakoa. aamed Boarafor a
tarn of yaara. tha nnderaigaed reauaetlally
i.Haitaaakar. tka aaklie patraaage. Ko pama
will ka apaxad t naka camlorlabU all Ikoae who
Ahlad.5oT:3, K5X ,
-w FVIXEB HOUSE.
" TOIBPH DEYARMAK. kavinc again taken tba
vl mbav Boaea, will ka prepared to actommodmte
11 kia.ld frieadi wko nay faor kim wilk aealU
LoadOBiIla.o.SM.ie53. - Mtf
W. B. McCAKTY, '
Jnwwy a XaW. W aatw J ac. :
1U, pmnpUy aUead to all kaaiaeaa eatruatM
JUD0 la, lQiMM
'. m. johsstoh, -
- r'OTTtOH'TU.E,AakUBeanty,Ohia. Prompt
ttaatiea givea to ali kaaiaeaa aoBaectd witk
Ihe tagal-profeioa. . " June 14. IBM Stf
c'toni K. wato.
.flAlal M . mill
. UfiEffS taaaUaa Lmm Ig gmTn im Caacry;
H AVISO r.raae a copartaarakip," will gio
prompt atteatioa ta all fcoaioaaB ant raated to
tkatr cara ia Urla aa4 aarroaadlag cauatiea. . Of-
' ca nearly oppoait tka SampaeU Booaa. . '
Aaktand. Kot.W, I8a3.- - ' ' tf
Attorney and CtmnMtllor at La-
1 OFFICE; aa Main Street, Wert of tkaaap-
V aell Honee. Aaklaad. uaio. . -
Aehiaad. May 4tk. IBM.
' ioutii w. uutM. t !"" aLLiaoa.
ii - KELLO6AALLIMt5t
'AltTney ( Iw Holieitort im CAasecry;
XTTII'I' attaad to alt profcaalonal kaaineaa
, VV traated to tkelr ear, in tbieand adjoining
oaatiee. Aahland.Hoa.aM. 18S3. Wtf
. I.W.IMITH, ,.
. '. ittiriff mng Counsellor mt Lbj r-
' VsTFlCK over Drug Stor. of Bampeelt-at Co. Baal
. J aM ia thia and aeigkkoring couatiea prompt
ly atteaded to. " , , ' ,
! Aaklaad. W.T.3d. 1WX . . 1 3lt
TMi.niir. - - : I ' ' ' " roTa.
EBNHT POBTEBk .
r ' - Jtttj'm nd CrnmttUrr t Lam.
-f TTIW. attead promptly to all kaaiaaaaaatrnate
'' VV to tkakr oare la thia a ad adjoiatag eoaatiaa.
I oca aa coraar ef Mala aad Ckarck aueeta.
' , Aaklaad Boy.3d.l8. . "
'FOLTM jfc MeCMBS '
f far wyr aa i Canaaeiara iawj
.-"iFFlCKwa Meinetxaet. a-ar tka 8 tare at I,
J c. Baahaeik,AakUaA,AakUaCoaaty,0.
ayaa ker tad. 18. -- . Mtt
. ... ..... XHOMA jf VLL( "f
sttOMBT AT Uv ul: JaaUe.
A. Faact, LaadoaTilla, AaklaiaA Oaty. Ohio.
B.aemberS3d. 1843. . ggt'
J. AA4M, M-
Praetitiantr af Mediant aad Surfer Wr
ILL (ia proaaft attea.loa to all eaBa ia
aia arafeaaiaa. . : .
HTe.ilI.'JalT a. 184."tJ --"k6tf
.- . U. CLABK, S. . ;J 1
OFF1CK oppoatta P. at J. Blaeera Stora, Mala
Street, Aehiaad. Aaklaad coaaty, Ohio. n ;
Aaaiaad. ree. ia. inaa.
,. 1. A.. CBIAME, M. . (
rnCK,ojotaiac MiliagU'a Draf Skara
-- 9. Ac J. Rieeer'a (tore, t .
Aaklaad, April 19th, 1843 a 48 U
, BR. WB jaHES,
Of the EeUctie aVaaal a ATcdictaa,
HA V1JI S locatadia Kagglea Towwakip, Aekland
Coaaty. Oiiie, .Sera hie profeaaioaal aMrneea
-t tka public geaeralTy. Varticular attention paid
ta-Ckroaiodjaiaaee, KkeMnatiant, Lraa and Lang
mnplaiata,- aid Korea, etc-. Caacara, ckirToaa
' and Ceacareaa Taaiora remvaed with oat the
JLaita ar Caaattc. : . - May B. 18S4 SOtf
xtat.. THOHAI B1IEIV :
t.i : actitismr af Mmiieine mad S-mrgerf i. i
ica of ta Peace and Botary Public. .
i Boeabec83d. ItMX. - ; - ' Wtf
; ' . W. sinrsELi bk. i. , '
T SACKFUL for paat fevora, napactfaUy I aa-aonaTf-
that ka baa raaumed tha pracuca of
Med-cine Jo aH ita krancbea.' Office In tba Em
pX of k B. r. r IdkCo-AaaUad O.
. . May 17th, iBa. . . ' , '
1A. IV. W. BIDUl'E, :
l PrmUitiMMT mf Mttitimt aad Sm-rfrrt,
r 'a-vritL attend to all kaaiaeaa connected with hi
.1 VV: praUaaloe. OflUaia the Canlr. of Troy. A.h-
j land county. Ohio. l4
..' -. , . 1IUS. J. Ac J. COWAN,
FBACTITIOBEKS OF MEDICIKB ASD 80B
GKir, JerumeTilla, Aablaad county, Obio.
-. March Sctk. ldi - .;. .
T -HI W Jtil
i J, B. COODFELLO W, ;
WATCH MAKER AID JEWEL
KR. 1..1. ;n W.trh.i Jew.
'AV' tUl, Ciocka, Yankee B.tiona. Ac.
Zi . -)f Wtchea and Clock, repaired and
. ' 7. warranted. uigneat pric paid for
ak Tina nlil fT nlil einl nilini , Oppoaitetha
Dae 14, 18 J 3.
o WTCH ABD CLOOBMABEli, Port Of.
V " Ace Building, Main atraat. Aahland,
"S-?.Ohlo. field and Steal Peaa, and a choice
aaaakaaWarietv of Jewelry, kept conaaatly on
Boynber 93d, ia3.
BT OEOROI D. PRXBTICB.
'Tia aad yet eweet to liatea , .
To tba eoft wind' gentle ewell, .
And think we bear the raueie , '
Oor -childhood knew ao well,
, To gae out on the eren, .
"' And the bouadleaa 6eldi of aif
And feel again our boyhoori'a wiah '
" To roam, like angela there! ' '
There are maty dreama of gladneaa
'-. . That cling areoad the pa : .
. Aad from the tomb ot feeling .
: Old thoegbta come throagiag fiat '
. The forma we lered ao dearly .- - '
la the happy daya bow g.n., -':
The beautiful aad lovely, ....
. . So fair to look apon.
' Thoee bright aad gentle maideaa .
Who Beamed ao formed for bliee,
.Toe glorioua aad too hearealy , . f
For each a world aa thia I.
' Whoae dark aoft eyea aeemed awimmiag
Ia a aea of liquid light, '
' Aad whoae lock of gold were rtreamiog
' ' O'er browa ao auaay bright.
: Whoie amilea were like the aambiae
' ' Ia the apring time ol the year -Like
the chaageful gleama of April
' 'They followed every tear I
' They have, paaeed like hope away
x All their I.Teliaeea haa fled
Oh many a heart la moaraing . I
- That they are with the dead. -
: lake the brighteat birda of aammer
They have fallen from the (tern
Yet oh it ia a lovely death
. To fade from earth like them-1
' And yet the thought It 8d6enttfg
To man on each aa tbeyss
'And feel that all tha beautiful
Are paeeiag faat away I
That the fair onea whom we love,
Grow to each loving breast
Like tendrila of the clinging vine;
Then periab where they reat.
And caa we bat think of theee
In the aoft aad gentle apring, .
Whea the reea are waving o'er na
And the flowera are bloeeoraing I
For we know that winter'a coming
With hie cold and atormy aky .
And the glorioua beauty round ua
Ia budding but to die !
Correapondence of the Baltimore Sun.l
THE TURKISH HAREM.
' Havioz in a previous letter initiated
your readers into the mysteries of a Tur
kish bath, I shall now conduct them in
to the penetralia of the harem, and dis
close the . secrets of the domestic life of
the Turk. The word harem ia an Arabic
one. sumirving a sanctuary, ana is used
merely to designate the apartments ap
propriated to the female portion of the
Turkish household No place is more
sacred in the eye of the Turk; its en
trance is gjiarded with as much vigilance
as the shrine of his prophet. No male
footstep, save that of its lord And mas
ter,; erer crosses its threshold or treads
its floor. . . That green-eyed monster.
jealousy, not content with those guard
ians which nature has created, has, in
the east, discovered , and formed others
whoes lynx eyes are scarcely ever to be
deceived, uhose hideous .Nubians of
neutralised gender, like Cerebua of old,
are .ever" stationed' and watchful at its
door. But humanity is frail, and even
they at times slumber. . "
The apartments of the harem are usu
ally the finest and most spacious. ' Those
in the houses of the wealthy consist of
a' large suite of rooms, furnished ' in the
Oriental stylej and gilded and frescoed
after the Moorish fashion. Each inmate
has her separate establishment, and there
is generally B common .sittingroom, its
marble floors covered with rich carpets,
and in the centre is a fountain, around
which the women collect to while away
their time in' listening to its gentle mur
murs. The windows are covered with
blinds of exceedingly close lattice-work,
with small apertures in tho centre, ena
bling the fair prisoners Unseen to observe
what is passing.-
Polvramy in ry tin mrflTJlino universal
in Turkey as is generally supposed.
Though the Koran allows all true Deliv
ers to have four wives," Very few avail
themselves of the privilege and though
the number of their Georgian, Circassian
and other slaves is only limited by the
capacity of their purse, it is but seldom
(save the ' great and wealthy jfasnas)
they possess at any one time more than
12 or 15.'
' Marriage is a civil institution and is
conducted entirely by proxy. The happy
swain who wishes to enter into that bliss
ful state learns what friend or acquain
tance possesses a daughter who would
suit his tastes.. ' Debarred by the in
exorable customs of the country from
seeing his intended bride, he must be
satisfied - with the description of her
charms from some one of the numerous
old match makers with which Constan
tinople la filled, and whom be imme
diately enlists into his service. His sighs
and his hop's are conveyed to the fair one
through the medium of a bouquet, and a
suitable answer is returned by the same
lovely messengers. The lady is ' denied
tbe sweet privilege of sending or receiv
ing billet doux, as reading and writing
are both mysteries to her. Should the
fortunate lover, however, not sigh in vam,
he solicits the consent of the father or
next male relative, and if the settlement
he proposes proves satisfactory, they,
both proceed to the bride , before whom
he acknowledges her as his lawful wile
nnrl riwhom the marriace is registered
the Turkish lady bringing her husband'
no other dowry than her fair self.
When the bride is informed of the
match that has been made for her, as in
dutv bound, she receives the necessary
lectures from all the old matrons of her
acquaintance on the importance of the
holy - state upon which' she is about to
enter. After going to the bath, from
which perfumed and anointed she is con
veyed in great state to the house of her
husband, dressed in all the magnificence
of the Oriental costume, and- a white
veil covering her whole figure. " She is
received at tbe door by him, andconduo
ted to the apartment of the Harem, where
she makes merry with her female friends
who have been invited to joiu her. Great
too, are the rejoicings of the bridegroom
and his friends, who have been collected
to be present at the marriage festival.
Music, dancing and feasting, are kept .up
till a late hour of the night.
The guest (both male and female) de
part and the groom enters the sanctuary
of his bride, and gases for the first time
upon her face, and learns whether he has
drawn a blank or a prize in that great
and doubtful lottery, matrimony.
Where beauty is tbe sole criterian bj
which a woman is judged, and which
renders her valuable, it is not to be won-
dered that so many lovely beings are to
be found in Constantinople, or that they
should use every effort, not only to heigh
ten but preserve those personal charms
which are to make them, irresistible. -
Many and varied are the cosmetics tbey
use. io improve ine expression -ana
brilliancy of their eyes, Hvhich they cer
tainly know how to use with such effect,
and must be seento be appreciated, they
tinge the -e-dge'tifthe eyelid with a black
eye. fo elongate the eye they extend
with the same substance the arch of the
-evbrow, which imparts to it that almond
sha'pc sO much coveted by the women ot
- M. , . J. ...
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the east io grow Deautnuiiy iai is
one of the great desires of a Turkish bell,
and for this she will take fertilizing por
tions, and cat the whole day long.
Their complexions are exquisitely fair,
and is no doubt owing much to the fre
quent use of the Turkish bath.
'lis within the walls ot toe uarem
that they display the riches of their ward
robes, not only to enchant their beauty
in the eyes of thoir husbands') but to ex-J
cite envy m the bosom of their mends.
The cumbersome and unsightly frigee of
the street is thrown aside, and jealous
yashmae no longer conceals the charms
of their faces, and the aw, ward yeiiow
slipper and buckskin are taken off not to
impede the ease and grace of their mo
tions. 'Tis here they assume the rich
and picturesque dress of the East. A
small waistcoat of delicate pink silk, fit
ting close to the figure, displays its ele
gant proportions, and fastened only at
the throat by a clasp ot dimonds or some
other precious stones suffers the beauties
of the bosom to be dimly discovered
beneath the fine laced chemise. Over
this, at times, a loose jacket of blue or
scarlet Velvet is thrown, extending to
the waist around which is ever entwined
a girdle of rich crimson silk or embroid
ered satin, to sustain a full robe which
reaches the knee, and which is generally
made of the finest silk, of a sky-blue col
or, with a crimson satin stripe. - Beneath
this are fastened the Turkish trowscrs
fitting tightly around the ankle, and
ample folds falling over the foot, con
cealed an embroidered slipper. They
are usually composed of the same stuff
as the dress, .1 he head is either en
circled in a small gay cashmere shawl, or
a scarlet cap decorated with a large gold
tassel is coquet tishly placed on, to display
the beauty and luxuriance of the hair
dressed to suit the fancy of each person.
During winter, a - loose brocade robe,
lined with ermine or sable, is gracefully
thrown around them to protect them
from the cold. . The arm is usually bare,
and loaded with the richest and most
expensive bracelets, whilst the fingers,
the tips of which are dyed with henna,
are covered with rings.
One would naturlaly suppose that the
Turkish women, living as they do in a
state of separation, would suffer much
ennui; .but such- is not the case. They
pass their lives in a circle of amusement
compatible with their tastes. They are
either paying or receiving the visits of
their friends. Much of their time is
spent upon their toilet, and they amuse
themselves by eating, and dancing.
Though they are ignorant of the intel
lectual enjoyment of reading, their time
does not prove so irksome as one - would
imagine. , Born and educated within the
precincts' of the harem, they know noth
ing of a happier life beyond it ; and they
do not idly repine for those pleasures of
which they tire ife,i,Mi, and" w h ic tituey"
have never tasted. The Watchful vig
ilance ofthe eunuch, instead of constantly
reminding them of their imprisonment,
only strengthens their belief of the high
estimate their husbands place upon their
After the labors of the day, the Turk
enters his harem to unbind himself, and
throw aside those stately manners which
he ever adopts in public. 'Tis then
his wives and slaves cluster around him
to while away his time, and display be
fore him their varied charms And graces.
One sings to him some favorite air upon
the harpsicord. Another gratifies his
eyes by going through the motions of
some voluptous dance ; whilst perhaps
the favored one will nestle more closely
upon the divan beside him, and gently
narrate some wonderous fairy tale so pe
culiar to the East. ...
'Tis thus he passes away his evenings,
a stranger to that - quiet and domcstio
happiness that imparts such a charm to
the married life in America a stranger
to those fireside pleasures which ought
to canse a sigh in the bosom of abatch
Though fraility is punished with death
yet I am told tbe fair ones of Constanti
nople do not possess a larger share of
yirtue than those of any other great Cap
itol. Love here too laughs at locks,
and though he has to escape the watch
ful vigilance of the eunuch, and is deter
red dv the damp terrors of the sack and
the Bosphorus his flights are as err:ng
here as elsewhere. .Perhaps with the
veiled beauty ofthe East daDger imparts
a zest to the intrigue that makes her
more eager to engage in it.
AN ANGRY DOG.
TVe never saw a mad dog, one afflicted
with genuine, rabies, but we saw a hne
specimen of angry one on Saturday. A
friend has a noble JN ewfoundland, a crea
ture more than half human fitted to
teach many bipeds humanity, at least
and in order to prevent - the - animal's
eating poisoned temptations, thrown in
its way, Bruce's master has furnished
him with a muzzle one ot the wire va
riety, large enough for all necessary air
and motion, out preventinghim trom ex
ercising undue curiosity. Bruce does'nt
half like to have his nose in a cage, and
expresses his disgust at the arrangement
every time it is taken off and has to be
replaced. And when, after many strug
gles, the ornament is fixed in itB place,
how meek and resigned he is ior a iew
moments, furtively, however, when his
master's back is turned, trying to extri
cate the imprisoned part by tremendous
blows -of his great paw. It happened,
on Saturday, that Bruce, in the course
of an exploration in the cellar, gently
insinuated the very tip of his bushy tail
in a rat trap, which exploded with great
noise, and excised the merest nominal
fraction of that fine caudal appendage.
Wow ," said Bruce, and, with a single
bound, he cleared the premises, through
the cellar window ; out into tbe garden
across the strawberry beds, through the
growing peas, among the cucumbers and
squashes, round in circles, vaulting into
the air, rolling over and over, and an tne
time barking his fiercest poor Bruce
was angry enough. But it wasn't the
trap, or tbe loss trom his tan that an
noyed him ; it. was the muzzle, which
prevented his getting at the wound !
Several times he applied the cold wire to
the spot, and then, finding the remedy
ineffectual, he would begin again his
gymnastics, and his profanity, for we
have no doubt the " wow, wow -ing was
dog swearing of the deepest profanity.
After a time his master relieved him of
the incumbrance, and he fell to wOrk cu
ring the wounded tail. . Hut, the muz
zle having been left where he could find
it, after his surgical performances were
over, he stealthily appropriated it, and,
giving it a good shaking, quietly dropped
it in tbe open cistern, ana ran as ii tne
whole of Omer Pasha's Basha bazouks
were after him. Buffalo Democrat.
The following case before the Old
School Presbyterian General Assembly
at Buffalo, will interest readers in North
ern Ohio. "We quote from the corres
pondence of the Cincinnati Gazette :
The afternoon session was wholly oc
cupied in the consideration of a judicial
case from Uhio. As it attracts consid
erable attention in the Assembly, I will
state it at length. Dr. S. F. Day,
Ruling Elder in the church at Wooster,
was neglecting infant baptism, in his own
family. The Presbytery at Wooster
sent down a general overture entorcing
attention to this ordinance. Dr. Day
resigned his office rather than- comply
with the injunction. It was understood
the cause was not his own unbelief in tbe
doctrine, but because its enforcement
would cause difficulty in his family.
The Presbytery, on understanding the
case, reversed tbe rule in his case, and
directed the church session to restore
him to his office. The session refused,
and complained to the Synod of Ohio.
The Synod sustained the Presbytery ;
wherupon the session complained to the
General Assembly of the action of the
bynod. -. - -
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The session was heard through its rep
resentative, then the Presbytery heard
in defence of its action ; then the Synod
in justification of its course, through Mr.
Smith, pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church of Columbus. There was some
discussion as to which were the original
parties before the Assembly the session
and the Presbytery; or the session and
the Synod. The Assembly decided the
original parties to be the session and the
Presbytery. 1 he case occuDied the
whole afternoon, and the Assembly ad
journed without any vote. There is no
dispute about the doctrine, but About
the policy of allowing any neglect i as
sdeh neglect, it was argued, was injuring
the Presbyterian churches in the north.
era part of the State, and was operating
in favor of the Bap
In Full Blast. Speaking of a liq
uor establishment in this city, one of our
contemporaries felicitously says it "is in
full Blast "
Aye, Blast is the word I Blast the
characters of the young, whose love of ex
citement tempts them to indulge in strong
drink a last the hopes of parents who
fondly trust their sons will prove their
pride and solace in old age Blast the
happiness of wives by making bruits of
their husbands; and stripping them ot
tneir property niast the hopes ot chil
dren, who are compelled to bear the dis-
?race of seeing their fathers incarcerated
in jau witn ieions, ana tnose only wno
have Suffered this anguish know its poig
nancy Ulast the peace and welfare of
society and Blast tho victims' hope of
happiness in another world 1 .Aye Blast
is the word ! Elevator.
ES" The following pertinent Ques
tion was recently ad ireased to two law
yers of our acquaintance at a fair in a
neighboring village : " If distance lends
enchantment to the view, and view refu
ses to return it, has distance any legal
redress ?" One lawyer thought it had,
and the other that it hadn't the usual
satisfaction we get when we take coun
sel as to what really is law.
I love tbe morn, tha summer morn, -.
r . When Nature wakee from balmy aleep,'
. And on tha roay hilla ia porna
' Tbf faithful orS, hla couree to keep ;
Tka aky lark greeta him from Ana plain ;
wltl swelliug Intonation long,
Thitraiblera all attend the atraln.
And melody ia borne along I
IVlp''''lropa on each leaf and Bower. .
' With lustre beam when'er a ray -.
O'ertakes them in tbe sylvan bower, "
: To drink them with the coming day.
The summer breexe, tow sweet aaM soft.
While on tbe wing of early dawn -' -'-
It wavea the banding oak aloft, -; ,
. And atira the flowry scented lawn.
All nature now revived aad ftti
'With beauty robed teems newly born ;
The plowman 'whietring'wends his way
Among the rich and waving corn.
Tben welcome morn I brigbt happy morn I
I'll think of thee, with fond delight
Ia'dreame. wben moonbeama fair adorn
Tbe soft repose of peaceful uight.
Vortu, Ohio, August 5, 1854.
mormonism: as it is.
Joe Smith, the Prophet, in his early
visions condemned polygamy ; but in his
latter days, after decreeing a special wife
to himself proceeded to lay down the
general law, as it is now received by the
Mormons, as the prime article of their
faith, and the corner stone of their social
polity. Thus it runs : -
And, again, as pertaining to the law
of the priesthood, if any man espouse a
virgin, and desire to espouse another,
and the first give her consent ; and if he
espouse the second, and they are virgins,
and have vowed to see no other man then
be is justified ; he cannot commit adul
tery, for they are given unto him ; for he
cannot commit adultery with that that
belongeth unto him, and to none else;
and if he have teu. virgins given unto
him by this law, he cannot commit adul
tery, for they belong to him, and they
are given unto him ; therefore he is jus
Lest the first wife should not give her
consent, provision is made for dispensing
with it :
" And, again, verily, verily, I say un
to you, if any man has a wife who holds
the keys of this power, and he teaches
unto her the laws of my priesthood as
pertaining to those things, theu shall she
believeand administer unto him, or she
shall be ftroyed, sajth the Lord your
God ; for I will destroy her ; for I will
maguify my name upon all those who
receive and abide in my law. Therefore.
it shall be lawful in me, if she receive not
this law, for him to reeeite all things what
soever 1, tbe .Lord his God, will give un
to him, because she did not believe and
administer unto him according to my
word ; and she then becomes the trans
gressor, and he is exempt trom tbe law
of Sarah, who administered unto Abra
ham, according to the law, when I com
manded Abraham to take Hagar unto
wife. And now, as appertaining to this
law, verily, verily, I say unto you, I Will
reveal unto you hereafter ; therefore, let
this sufhee for the present. Behold I
am Alpha and Omega. Amen ."
Let us look a little at the practical
workings of the system, as seen and de
scribed by Sir. Ferris in his book just
" Polygamy ," says Mr. Ferris, ' is
introducing a new style of building at
Salt Lake City. A man with a half
dozen wives builds, if he can, a long, low
dwelling, having six entrances from the
the outside: and when he takes in anew
wii'e, if able to do so, adds another apart
ment. The object is to keep the women
and babies, as much as possible, apart,
and prevent those terrible cat fights
which sometimes occur, with all the ac
companiments of billingsgate, torn caps
and broom sticks. As the divine insti
tution ' extend these buildings increase,
and in a few years the city will look &
collection of barracks for the accommo
dation' of soldiers. Some have separate
buildings in parts of the city remote from
vault ubucr, mu uiuci a ubtb tarui-uuaw;
-t. -.V l r i
and the wives ere thus kept separate.
the husband dividing bis time between
EFFECT OF POLYGAMY UPON POPCLAT IONi
" The effect upon population is deci
dedly deleterious. J. he prophet Joseph
had over torty wives at iN auvoo, and the
rest of the priesthood had various num
bers, corresponding to their standing and
inclinations ; and nearly all the children
of these polygamous marriages died at
that place ; indeed, it lSAlledged by
Mormons thai none :.Lie taken to Utah.
Brigham Young has thirty children, of
whom eight are by his nrst and second
lawful wives, the remaining twenty-two
are by his spirituals. He has about fif
ty wives, some of whom were widows of
Joseph smith, and are probably past the
time of having children ; but, supposing
him to have thirty who are capable of
having issue which is below the true
number the twenty-two children would
be less than one child to a concubine.
If each of these degraded females could
have been the honored wife of one hus
band, the aggregate number of children,
accor ding to the usual average of four in
a family would be one hundred and twen
ty, showing a loss in population of ninety-eight.
' The children are subject to frightful
degree of sickness and mortality. This
is the combined result of the gross sens
uality of the parents, and want of care
toward their offspring. As a general
rule, the saintly pretenders take as little
care of their wives as of their children,
and of both, less than a careful farmer
in the States would of his cattle ; and no
where out of the Five Points, in New
York city can a more' filthy, miserable,
neglected looking, and disorderly rabble
of children be found than ia the streets
of Great Salt Lake City. The Gover
nor again whose attention to his multi
farious family we are bound to suppose
greater than, the average affords a fair
illustration. He was twice lawfully mar
ried, and has eight legitimate children,
who are living, lie has had' large
number of children by his concubines
no one knows how many it is only
known that there are only twenty two
surviving.' These females do not reside
in the Governor's house ,' so called, but
in dincrent establishments, from one up
to a dozen in a place .-" ... ,- -1
PROGRESS OF DfDECXlfc Y. - i:
' "Their system of plurality has oblit
erated nearlysll sense of decency, and
would Iseem to be fast . leading to an in
tercourse open and promiscuous as the
cattle in the fields. - A man living in
common with a dozen dirty Arabs, wheth
er he calls them wives or concubines,
cannot have a very nice sense of propri
ety. It is difficult to give a true account
of the effects which have resulted from
this cause, and: at the same time, pre
serve decency of language. The Saints
are progressive. Last year (1852, they
seriously discussed the subject of intro
ducing a new order into the Church, by
which the wives of absent missionaries
might be scaled to Saints left at home.
There are a number of cases in which a
man has taken a widow and her daughter
for wives at the same time. One has a
widow and her two daughters. There
are also instances of the niece being seal
ed to the uncle, and they excite no more
attention than an ordinary case. How
far the plague spot is to spread in this
direction, remains to be seen. Brigham
Young stated in the pulpit, in 1852,
that the time might come when, for the
sake of keeping the lineage of the priest
hood unbroken, marriages would lye con
fined to the same families; as, for in
stance, the bou of one mother would
marry the daughter of another by the
father.' There haa been some talk of go
ing even beyond this, and allowing the
father to seal his own daughter to him
self." THE HAREMS OF THE PRIESTHOOR.
"The high priest dignitaries of the!
Church are exceedingly skillful in pror-
curing young gif Is for wives-.' They in
culcate the idea that elderly members,
who have been tried and found faithful,
are surer instruments of salvation than
the young-, who may apostatise ; and as
marriage to. onO who remains steadfast
is essential to escape from the fate of
being mere angles, a great many young
women are fooled into this bubbling and
seething caldron of prostitution. Elder
Wilford . W oodrutt, one of the twelve
apostles, has a regular system of chang
ing his harem. He takes in one or more
young girls ana so manages-,' alter ne
tires ot them, that they are glad to ask
for a divorce, after which he beats the
bush for recruits. He took a fresh one,
about fourteen years old, in March, 1853,
and will probably get rid of her in the
course of the ensuing summer. These
manoevers- are practiced more or less by
the whole gang; the girls discarded by
one become sealed to others, and so trav
el the entire rounds. .'
A VERY SLIGHT DIFFERENCE.
How one of our gay young brokers was
recently furnished with a new wrinkle,
is told by his friend on the streets, as
thug : - ' .
Fellow eame, riding a fair-enough ldOk
ing horse, to the front of the office at
which Joseph does the needful trimming
for his fellow citizens, and halloed :
" Say, understand you want to buy a
hoss here, at this shop ?"
Banker leaned against the side ot the
door, half opened his eyes, shut 'em again,
gazed sleepily at the bipedal and then at
the Quadrupedal animal : ana at last
" How much ?"
" A hundred . and fifty dollars ," was
" Can't give it, my friend. 1 ou re a
good fellow, ' I don't doubt, but I can't
p-ive that Drice. Some judge of horse
flesh, myself!" - '
" Well, say what you tnu give !" ex
claimed the horse-merchant ; V I want to
" Tell what 1" drawled Joe, very sleep
ily ; "tell what I'll give you twenty-five
dollars for that horse."
" He's wdttt Wore Said the jockey,
tossing his leg over the saddle and sli
ding down to the around: " but J never
teas the man to let a hundred ana twenty-five
dollars split me in a hoss trade.
Banker took the horse and has rum
yet, having utterly failed in a dozen of
enorts to snve mm away, riis lass tri
al was to bestow him on Pr"-f. Snow,
Veterinarian, to be used as a living il
lustration of all the diseases to which
the- herse is subject in this climate. But
the Professor' Bteadiiv bjev,cii..liie
ground that several of the beast's ail
ments may possibly be contagious.
Montgomery (Ala.) Mail.
No Whig Party n Ohio There is
no Whig party in Ohio now, the mem
bers of that defunct organization who re
cently assembled at Columbus as an anti
Nebraska Convention, having determined
to drop the fatal cognomen. A freesoil
democrat received one of the two nomi
nations made, and Whig papers have put
at the head of their columns not " our
ticket," but "Republican nominations!"
We have an indistinct recollection of a
party some twenty years ago calling them
selves National Republicans, which re
ceived ita christening from James Wat
son Webb then of United States Bank
notoriety, and still later of the Guyan-
dott Coal ' scheme. Ohio Whigs, then,
are only coming back to' first principles.
The National Republicans of '32 had a
brief existence : as will the ' Republicans '
of '54. - Whiggery changes its name but
its principles never. Pitt. Post.
JE3T" The German Catholic Orphan
Asylum at Troy Hill, near Allegheny,
Pa., was destroyed by fire oa Wednes
day morning last.
- I From tba Raw Orleans Delta.'J'aly 14.1
THE GRANDEST SCHESfE OF HOD-
EILH TQLCS. '
An Empire given to a -Railroad Com
pany. A few days ago Mr. Robert J.
Walker, late Secretary of the Treasury,
accompanied, we believe, by Mr. Jaudon,
late cashier 'of the United States Bank,
and "still later the drawee of sundry bills
held by citizens of jNew Urleans, which
remain unpaid to this day, to the ruin
and despair of hundreds of people, passed
through our city on bis way to Texas,
bearing with him $1,000,000 of Texas
bonds, valued, according to the Texas
gradation, at $300,000. This sum is to
be deposited in the hands of the gover
nor of Texas, -in behalf of the - Grand
Pacific Railroad, of which Mr. Walker
is a stockholder to the amount of ten
millions and various other citizens, in
cluding the Rev. Counsellor, Joel G.
Sever, late of this city, whose stock only
amounts to the modest sum of $500,000
: own immense amounts. ...
Now, extravagant as the whole scheme
has seemed, Mr. Walker, by bis address,
skill and management,-and witfatfut any
violation of any law or Other improprie
ty, has placed it in a train which prom
ises the most magnificent results. : The
State of Texas in a moment of mad
ness and folly unparalled in the annals
of legislative insanity passed a law do
nating twenty sections per mile to any
company which shall build a road across
its territory, near the parallel of 23, on
the simple condition that said company
shall commence the road by the 15 th of
August, and shall deposit $300,000 in
the State Treasury, which the company
can draw out. as soon as it finishes the
first fifty miles of the road;, that then
the said fifty miles of the completed road
shall be pledged for the completion of
the remainder.. Ua these simple con
ditions, this company will receive scrip
tions which takes preference of all others,
for twenty sections of land per mile, for
over eight hundred miles, making over
ten millions of acres of land, the aver
age value of which, we understand, will
be nearly, if not quite, one hundred
millions of dollars. Now the highest
estimate of the cost of a road, from tbe
Mississippi to the Rio Grande, has nev
er exceeded twenty millions, for the
building of which this company will re
ceive land worth one hundred millions.
But this is not all. Theft was an old
charter in Texas, creating the company
called the El Paso and Vicksburg road,
to which had been previously granted
sixteen sections per mile, and this com
pany having organized, not being able
to Bell its stock, entered into negotiations
with Chatfield, Walker's predecessor in
the grand Pacific) alias Moonshine road,
to dispose of its charter. Pending these
negotiations, some legal gentleman of
Texas) who happened to hear of the mat
ter) called on the President of the com
pany, and asked how much of the 'stock
was unsubscribed, were informed that
there were twenty millions. They im
mediately entered their names for that
balance ; and when Mr. Chatfield came
to close his purchase, they required him
to pay one hundred thousand dollars for
their share of the stock. This was the
single advantage obtained by Texas
throughout this whole negotiation." ' A 11
the rest, we consider, displays the most
extraordinary infatuation on the part of
the people of Texas, to say nothing of
the responsibility incurred by the lead
ing managers in this affair, who repre
sented the Interest of the State, and were
bound to protect it.
The Moonshine Company obtained the
additional sixteen sections per mile be
longing to the El Paso t oad and if they
get from Governor Pease, of which there
is little doubt, the latter grant of twenty
sections, all that will be necessary to en
joy both rightBwill be to build a double
track railroad. Thereupon this com
pany, started upon moonshine, will be
come the owners of the largest capital
ever held by a corporation, and the peo
ple ot lexas will have sold their birth
right for less than a mess of pottage.
W alker and his companions are blame
less in the matter. They respond to the
invitation of the State, and though there
is not a cent of their stock taken in Tex
as, they come with the cash, and with a
brigade of contractors and ' workmen,
who have already commenced work in
Eastern Texas, complying fully with all
the conditions prescribed. .
General Rusk, the Senator from Tex
as, gives his full sanction to the scheme,
and so do Governor Pease and the Legis
lature, and as the people appear to ac
quiesce in it, we cannot see that anybody
else has much cause of complaint, how
ever great may be their astonishment at
the " madness which rules the hour " in
certain parts of our country in regard to
railroads and reckless appropriations of
the public domain.
The Ocxjwmwts of the Presidential
Mansion. The Boston - Transcript, in
recording the death of Miss Fillmore,
MJa : ...... -
. Death has been busy, of late years,
with the occupants of the Presidential
mansion, as if to show that no place is
too high to escape his shafts. President
Polk carried with him from that house
the seeds of disease which terminated in
his early dissolution. President Tavlor
died Under its roof, and his son-in-law, u
CoL Bliss, lived but a few months;' and Eh
the venerable widow of the .President but
a few years. JUoro than a year has
elapsed since President Fillmore lost
the faithful companion of his humble and
and prosperous fortunes, and now he is -r
called upon to mourn over the grave of . ,
his only daughter. - The light -of his-'
household is extinguished. , The gay,,;
rtflAArflll aril! VM Kannv anSwif V. f Ait
, pp- i""- et
xusea us sun8uine over every one within t
i i . . . . . ....
its spuere ana mat to the honored lath
er was a' perpetual source of consolation
and joyhas been removed from him
EST .The Dick murder trial, in Dav-f"
ton, las been suspended pn -account r :
tbe illness of of the jurymen. '-." "' j
TOX HOORS ASD HIS CONTJSSPO
,. R ARIES.
.- We hve a little string of beads,
gathered by Moore, from a note book of
the historic Buckingham. -
" I can as little live upon past kind-,
ness as the air be warmed with ths sun
beams "of yesterday." ' ..
" A woman whose mouth is like an
old comb, with a few broken teeth, and
a. great deal of hair and dust about it."
"Kisses are like ' grains of gold or
silver found upon the ground, of no value
themselves, but precious, as showing that
a mine is near ." -,
" That man has not only a long faoe,
but a tedious one
" One can no more judge of the true
value of a man by the impression hs
makes on the: public, than we can tell
whether tbe seal was gold or brats by
which the stamp was made ." . .
" Men's fame is like their hair, which
grows after they are dead, and with just
as little use to them ."
"A. sort of anti-blackamoor, every
part of her white but iter teeth. "
" A w6man whose face was erew4
without the preamble of " Let there be
. " How few, like Danaa, bars God aad
gold together .". :
Moore laments "that Lord John
showed to so little advantage in society
from his extreme taciturnity, and still
more, from his apparent coldness and in
difference to what is said by others ; "
and adds : " Several to whom he was
introduced, had been much disappointed
in consequence of this manner. lean
easily imagine that, to Frenchmen, such
reserve and silence must appear some
thing quite out of the course of nature."
But a great many of the best anecdotes
are nevertheless, attributed to Lod John.
" Lord John mentioned of the late
Lord Lansdowne (who was remarkable)
for the sententious and speech-like pom
posity of his conversations,) that in giv
ing his opinion one dsy of Lord 'he
said, " I have a high opinion of bis lord
ships character, tio remarkable do I
think him for the pure and unbending
integrity of his principles, that I look
upon it as impossible that he should ever
be guilty of the slightest deviation from
the line of rectitude, unless it were most
damnably worth bis while ." -
" Lord John told us of a good triox
ef Sheridan's upon Richardson. Sheri
dan had been driving out three or four
hours in a hackney-coach, when, seeing
Richardson pass, he hailed him-, and
made him get in. He instantly contri
ved to introduce a topic upon which
Richardson (who was the very soul of
disputationers, ) always differed with
him, and, at last, affecting to be morti
fied at Richardson's arguments, said;
" You really are too bad I cannot bear
to listen to such things. I will not stay
in the same coach with you ," and Ac
cordingly got down and left him, Richard
son haTooing out triumphantly after him,
" Ah I you're beat, you're beat .w Nor
was it till the heat of his victory had s)
little cooled, that he found out he wai
left in the lurch to pay for Sheridan's
three hours' coaching. "
Talleyrand. Bobus Smith, one day,
in conversing with Talleyrand, having
brought in somehow the beauty of his
mother, Talleyrand said, " C'etait dona
votre pere qui n'etait pas bien." (It was
your father, then, that was not good look
ing) An Old Acquaintance. Is your mas
ter at home?" No sir, he's out."
" Your mistress?" "No, sir, she's out."
" Well, I'll just go in and take an sir
of the fire till they come." "Faith sir,
that's out too .
When E. Naglea came to Geofgu ths
Fourth, with the news of Bonaparte's
death he said, "I have the pleasure to
tell your Majesty that your bitterest
enemy is dead, " "No! is she, by Gad ?"
said the kiDg,
Cure for JOve, Mrs. Dowdell's hus
band used to be a great favorite with the
Pope, who always called him " Cars
Doodle." His first addresses were paid
to Vittoria Odeschalchi, but he jUted
her ; and she had six masses said to en
able her soul to get over its love for
Denon told an anecdote of a man
who, having been asked repeatedly to
dinner by a person whom he knew to be
but a shabby Amphitryon, went at last,
and found the dinner so meager and bad
that he did not get a bit to eat. ' When
the dishes were removing, the host said :
" Well, now the ice is broken, I suppose
you will ssk me to dine with yon some
day?" "Most willingly."
" Name your day then. " "To-dsy,
for example, " answered the dinnerless
Lord Holland told of a man remarkable
for absence of mind who, dining oo.ee at
the same sort of shabby repast, fancied
himself in his own house, and began td
apologise for the wretchedness of the
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