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' Mnlcnt, Ohio, rcbriinry II, ISJI.
DEMANDS OF THE AGE.
We received tho following lecture for publication,
from Vnlcntine Nicholson, of Harveyslmrgh, In
tliia state. Wo omit a pnrt of it, which In occupied
in discussing tlifl cl.iiinii of bihlo inspiration. Not
that we ohjeet to the discussion, or to the present
ation of any view of it, hut thut our paper in not
the proper cue for the discussion.
The spirit which indited this, certainly drives a
wore vigorous pen than nny one whoso communi
cation it has been our fortune to attempt to peruse.
Wo say attempted, f,,r (hey h.no almost always
Won so unintelligible or common place, that we
have not had pnlionco to get through with them.
This lecture certainly speaks out soino important
truths, boldly, strongly and eloquently, and truths
art worthy of the most serious attention, from
whatever source they come,
Mr. Nicholson accompanies tho Lecture with a
note, from which we extract tho following:
"Dear FatitMn Minus: The loeturo herein en
closed, was written, a short timo since, !y 8. J.
Finney, it was written at my house, ami in my
presenco. It claims to be written by placing the
medium (Mr. Finner.) under sniri tual control. I
have no hesitation in affirming my own full belief
In tho truth uf that claim. The writing was dnsh-
eJ ufl" with astonishing rapidity."
LECTURE ON DEMANDS OF THE AGE.
LECTURE ON DEMANDS OF THE AGE. BY. S. J. FINNEY.
The demands of the age aro :
1st. A Religion without Superstition.
2nd. A Government without Tyranny; and Vni-
3d. Laws without legislation.
4th. Farms without mortgage. '
, 8th. Homes without discord.
Cth. Society without vice or crime.
7th. A .id lastly, a union cf all human interests,
all human governments! nil netions nnd tribes of
of wbutoer color, cast, locality or condition,
These nre somo of the general nnd universal
demands of this age. They may not all be reached
realised in one generation, but us niro as God
lives, nnd moves in Immunity, they will be in no
distant day. Inflowing, into the soul of tho race,
thero is a constant stream of Lfe, T hought, nnd
Spiritual Power, which is ever widening and deep-
euing its channels tho spiritual veins nnd arteries
humanity. He is the greatest Infidel on F.arth,
who, with the history of tho pait open beforo hiin,
and the speaking facts of the hitherto unparalleled
present all around him, can deny to man, an inspi-
ration fresh from tho universal fountains of uW
Life' Truth and 1'rnjrctt. Talk of the inspiration
of l'atriarchs and Prophets of tho far Past, n
though (iod bnd forsaken the race, nnd left it,
be the sport and play of contingencies, moment-j
along the path of blind fate, or of Devils
hell-housed iu deepest hato and falsehood. Nny
talk not thus, for God did not forsake tho world
when Jesus died, but he moves it still. If God
end good do not inspiro humanity, what does?
Whenco those mighty engines, whose transforming
is changing tho wilderness of Earth nnd mind into
gardens of fruit, nnd thought. Whence that
mighty intcrnul Power, which is shaking
crowns from tho heads of Tyrants, in the old
world, and in the new, ah, yes, in tho new too,
for thero are tyrants hero, over millions. Is it not
from God. If not, tchai isf Can wo suppose that
He veiled himself in clouds, armed himself with
living thunder, and descended upon Mouut Sinai,
to be swayed by the moral power, Moses, uud yet,
that he scorns to speak to tho noble spirits of tho
present, standing upon the true Sinai of the ages.
Xo none but an Infidel to God, to good, to truth,
to Emancipation, spiritual as well as physical, and
to progress, can believe this. Would ho dally with
the foolish foibles, and material idolatry of the
bigoted Jewish nation, or rather wandering tribes,
and yet take no interest in tho humanitarian move
menu of the 1'reseiU, uiming nt tho Universal Lib
erty, Equality, nnd I'ni'y of mon nnd women t Can
the philanthropic Reformers of this age, of all the
, look for no inspiration from tho source of
is i i .1 i .i.
i i ... I....-, .iruKs. uu mruugii 1110 errors,
wrongs ana oppression, ot ,a.so uovcrnments,
devilish Fugitive Slave Laws and superstitious
Religions in the face of bigoted I'r.ests, and tyi-.
anical Rulers with the world (of wrong) nga.nst
""""' uuu ,u ""l' '
But why do wc want religion without supersti-
Uod l answer, because wc want trutli without
sum, lnspiruuou without n rnestiioou, to mauo
tho souls of men nrtielos nf commerce, because
short, we want all to have a free ticket to universal
Liberty, Equality, and Harmony.
This Religion that cf nature" teaches an ever
rresenl, ever living God, nnd a Cuirersul IoKjiira-
turn, lis lexi JiooK is tno mrerse, us expounder
lleason, and Eternal Progress, tho destiny of
race its subjects! Its expounder nnd preacher
in all couutrics, in lnnguago vernacular to its henr-
crs, and all understand its teachings. Tho
ity of man's rights, of the rights to Life, Liberty,
and tho pursuits uf happiness, nro based upon
K1igion. And when this trutli shall be seen
acknowledged by our nation, then, nnd not
tben, will Slavery die, and her degraded millions
arise into the dignity of free men and free women.
'Tis American Theology holds theso southern
slaves in bondage. Human Reason long ngo
and human spmpathy would long ugo hnve
responded to its dictates, and set the slaves free;
liut for the influence of Theology and this Mytho
logical Roligion. Rut for its influence, our Gov
ernment would have been oiioamcai.i.v as it U now
only professedly and sentimentally Fiikk.
"servant obey your masters," can bo found in
or tho human soul, though theso words
be fouud in tho Text Dock of Popular Religion.
Unman beings can not l,e endaved, until their
minds and bod.es are overcome by a superior force.
What is it that holds thuso degraded masses still
bondage? The words, " tknauls uUy your mas
ters." Thoir minds nre enslaved to these
tvod unholy sentiments, tbnt they aro the children
of the accursed Ham, that the Dihlo ( is it does,)
Slavery, and that it is wrong for them
tho Devilish wrong of those base laws, which
koU tbsui there. Just tell those oppressed broth-
rs, that Jhey are men vith or witltout a
sjed maks them beliv it, and nil tho armies
this government, yea, of tlie whulo world,
uol hold thorn in bondage longer. Nature
cursed any of her children, and thca turned
.ever' to robbers and pirates, to muke 'Ooodn,'
Cii iTn.Rji I'iesonal' of, but TltaJogy has.
,D never be but one opinion of Hlarery, in
tosom of any man, woman or child, until
Jritolls.'.s have boon, btiuiod, and their
yi'tuJui and misled by this system of fear.
ftt was a sytn of Slavery ia the world's
j force upon the minds of tho slave population
tory, but linn mnde Iti appeal to some system of
assumed Divine Religious Revelation. Tlio Jews
made this assumption, ita 'Mm sailh the Lord' nn
excuse fir robbing, murdering, plundering, and
enslaving their Zenker ncighltor. And on the
tradition of these piracies, rests tho Iteidiar Insti
tution. Just let the sentiment standing ot the head
of our lH-claration of Independence, have its full
(and it would if it were not for this false religion,)
and all Heaven, F.arth and Hell, combined, could
not hold thoin in servitude longer. Iiut the South
ern church is constantly preaching, "Slaves obey
your mauler, for this is riiht in the eyes nf the
Lortl," and the northern church Is acquiescing in
the urkaT tritiis of this Gospel, of Fear, Slavery,
and Mtirdtr, whilo northern doughfaces Ixiw and
scrape to this Divine (unholy) Ileligion, and north
ern laymen roto them into office. Take tho au
thority, or rather influence of this system from
this nation to-night, and to-morrow morning Free
dom's Sun would arise for tho first time on free
America. We must strike at tho root of tho tree,
if wo would surely kill the tree itself. As reform
ers the world asks us to do it j the interests, tem
poral and spiritual, of millions of oppressed and
down trodden men, women and children, now liv
ing, and yet to live, call upon us to throw efT the
yoko of religious th.-aldom from the necks of this
People, in order that nnturt may assert her right
In and in man. Mio has written Lilvrfy, and
Kv,wu f right,, upon every human form, and
her voice speaks in tho inner Temple of mind
nia.i bo free. Why is slio not heard? She is, but
so loud is tho voice of Ecclcsiuticnl and Judicial
Tyranny, in Churches and Legislative halls, that
her sweet tones are for tho timo somewhat over
ruled. Rut tho Oreat heart of freo humanity
shall not bent in vain. Thero is a mighty moral
power deep in its gigantic bosom, which will ere
long burst forth into tho outer world, and tho mo
mentary ruin which will follow, will be propor
tioned to the ninmtnt of crushing weight pressed
upon it, in tho shape of Religious error, legal
codes, nnd bad social organizations, Legislators,
and Legislatures and creed workers, are only heap
( ing up wrath against the day of righteous indig
men, j nation of tho plundered nnd defrauded millions,
: who lime .., tint then will take their freedom of
i body nnd soul. Tho southern church is tho band
er j maid of slavery, nnd tho church norlhits guilty
apologist. Politicians acknowledge their religious
! authority in fact, if not in principle, and build
I laws drawn from it, as binding- upon nil. Human
nature when misled by a faUo Religion, is tho most
abject thing in being. As its religious suscopta
of I bilities nnd faculties nre, when rightly directed,
the source of the highest pleasures and profit,
1 the most exalted emotions nnd sublimcst thoughts;
so when misled, they become tho scorpion scourge
of societies, nations and tho world. Whcn-JYcc,
they titter truth, but when enslaved, falsehood.
No wrong either in Religions or Governments,
to J could for n moment be sustained, except by special
pleading on some far fetched precedent, or monborn,
strous assumption of authority. Slavery can
; bo sustained, and it is not attempted to be, by nn
appeal to nnturo. The laws of equaliity, if rights
and privileges aro never thought to be proved by
I wcWinn or precedent. They aro based upon an
. ever present, ever tangible truth and intuition
' mind; yea, they nro inherent in the physical and
' spiritual organization of tho individual. They
tliojmnko their appeal to 7I ahnre, to brothers of
common form and organization, and even interest
j around us. Nut nn net of ours, do wo put forth,
j but teaches tho individual sovereignty of each
being of humanity. Individual sovereignity, is the
only true foundation of Governments. A right
govern ourselves is tho birthright of being of cx
istnnce itself. All laws antagonistic to this ore
bned upon unwarrantable assumptions of power,
which constitute the very soul of all tyranny nnd
oppression. The least removal from this point,
endangers tho liberty of nil whoso power is too
weak to cope with a tyrant. And this is the prin
ciple which rules .bo world to day. It is another
form of the idea of tlio right JHciiie of Kings
rule. Religious tyranny has made kings nnd ty
rants nnd thut nlonc sustains and defends them.
: Or in the l.ingnngc nf Pope,
i 'Force lirst made conquest, nnd tbnt conquest lnw,
nil ' J!'11 "l'er"'',,i',"1 !,'!"",,t 1,10 Tyr',nt
Then shared tho 1 vranuv, then lent it nul,
f;, . f ,.., l.v. nf .l,i..,. ,J
I WllU , u,.fen(, ftnd tuat0j
witt(, , miU ,, of onJ ,un
cnlI(.,, mv U hivhU,6 ,0 hold them a, chattels.
Some there nre in the churches who arc laboring
for aMitimi ; but how they can remain still there
, nnd do it, I cannot imagine. Rut even many
oi this class nre bellowing heresy and infidelity against
the truly freo nbolitionist, and thus wasting their
siieugiu in virulent personalities, on laborers
the same field of reform. Oh, Religion! what
godless crime hns been committed in thy name,
thy bigoted devotees ! Wilt thou never be clothed
in thy true garments i,f love, brotherhood
equality? Must the earth still bo drenched
'blood to fill the measure of thy misdirected lifts,
I mnre tr,ll.v' u"" '"'Icons Dagou, sel up in temples
dedicated to thy sacred im in o ? Now, even now,
equal.'"8 ""J nre "''''Cicd, for tho moral power
mind, tho ctrcnm of inner lifo so lone obstructed
in its flow through tho souls of men, by falso relig
ion nnd fule legislation, has arisen to a level
tlio oljects in its channel, nnd soon will sweep
them off upon its bosom, wrocks of wrong.
must, ho will arise nnd claim his individual sover
eignty ns a child of God. The question of this
is tho question of the religious authority of
Ilible, the creeds nnd tho churches. This is
pivot upon w hich is hinged and turning tho destiny
of all nations and tribes and colors of mou.
Nicholas of Rus.iia to-day fancios ho is doing
tcrvice in his attempted encroachments upon Turk
ish dominions. JIo thinks and declares that
moans to convert tlio whole East to his Greek
C hurch. Ho fancies himself tho vicegerent of
on earth, to do his most holy will among the hea'ben
nations ubout him. He, like the lenders of
Jews, in converting men nt tho point of the sword
and tho bayonet, nnd like nil other religious chief
tains, brings forwnrd tho rete ntion of God to
B:it this ftrcat ouest'lon in to ,a tried nn
; different platform than most aro awnro of. Human
sanctions to ity, with all its hopes, interests nnd prayers forfiee
rwjst jdum nnd pcice, are on tho one side, while authority,
j superstition and wrong, tyranny and uiaiumun
Bible, on the utber. This ago demands tho settlement
of j this question nnd demands it now. It van bo
could : off no longer. Tho mind will be freo free to
forth and worship in iu own way and that
without' being daily f'dnmned" to hell by a
priesthood. The soul ueods no mediator botwocn
it and God, for it already hears hit voice in reason
uid intuition, culling hi it to east out all fear,
reign of justivt is about to be established
Tlio settlement of every questiou of socinl
ualiouul, of individuul and uuiwrvul interest
turn upon this one. The freedom of the soil, of
speech and of thought upon all subjects or human
interest, await its decision. The power of Author
ity in books and laws once cast oft", progress will
know no bounds but universal brotherhood. Look
over the world ; what is its state ? In the language
of the immortal Shelley,
"Ah I to tho stranger soul, when first it poops
From its new tenement, and looks abroad
For happiness and sympathy, how stern
And desolate a track is this wide world 1
How w ithered tho buds of natural good I
No shade, no shelter from the sweeping storms
Of pitiless power 1 On its wretched frame,
Poisoned perchance by tho diseaso and woo
I leaped on the wretched parent, whence it sprang,
lly morals, lair and custom, the pure winds
Of heaven, that renovate the insect tribes,
Mnv trenthe not. The untninting light of day
May visit not its longings. It is bound (by author
Fre it has life j yea, all the chains are forged
Long ere its being! all i.imsrtt nnd Ioto
And nonce is torn from its defenselessness :
Cursed from its birth, even from its cradle doomod
To abjectness nnd bondage.
The above is true not only of the slaves of the
South, but of tho North also. Children como into
being here clanking tho psychological fetters of re
ligions bondago, of error, of authority. Soon as
they breathe, they inhnlo the miasma of rotting
superstitions decaying around them. Religious
teachers tell them they aro depraved, unholy, not fit
to live, and thus attempt to destroy their dignity,!
their self-respect, nnd tho tiny but priceless germs
of futuro mnnhood and individual sovereignty.
This is a crying evil in the wrongs of the ngn, and
the incipient stages of mental and spiritual slavery.
Tis the seed of future bondage, the prophecy of its
How can wo hope to inspire the souls of men
with nn adequate conception of love for freedom,
whilo the very faculties whoso business it is to tee
its beauties, nre blinded by tho mists of prejudice
from tho cradle. Can a man whose soul hns over
been enslaved, who knows nothing by experience
of true spiritual freedom, clearly sec tho grandeur,
tho nobleness of that freo stnlo or intelligently la
bor for tho emancipation of others. Look nt the
flimsv oT..iie nf northern ehrUtinns in Trevor nf:
southern sl.nerv. Natural freedom has no charms
for him, or rather for his theology. Rut we must
, : hi r....iHA.i.. i!.a.:.:.. ...n .,r ...:.:i..ni
aim v mi oiq'rj mi niiui.. in..- nun ..,., ,
liberty is tinging tho proud tops of the mountains of;
oriental mythology, with the suro promise uf his
Ii -.:.!. i .i-l: ...
coming, nnd with tho prophecy l bis noon tide
No longer shall the tyrant with hands dip't in
Grasp the throat of his brother in the name of his
Tlio war 1'emom no moro then shall stndo o or
tho plain, '
Rut tho angol of Peace in her glory shall reign.
S. J. FINNEY.
For the Bugle.
BY J. H. TUTTLE.
Poets have sung sweot praise to spring's bright
And summer's duskier hue has furnished themes,
Rut yet I love the drear of snow clad oarth,
With nature's sleep I hold communion.
Not that the present death hath charms to me,
Hut that I think of what this slumber brings
The gorgeous spring flower's brilliant bloom,
And mantled earth with beauty clothed.
All seasons have their joys, and all I love,
Tho bright, tho beauteous and tho grave.
E'en from tlio zephyr's gentle murmuring flow,
To roaring winter's chilling breath, ore them
Nature 1 love, and hence this theme I sing.
On every side such scenes occur
As give bright thoughts to mind ;
And nil are equal in regard to love
God holds to us, and to tho smallest thing.
Winter and the thought to some brings misery:
Winter nnd tho hearth whoso firo should glow,
is dim :
Winter and tho poor must freeie nnd starve.
Mothinks tho far oflf wrclchod lifo appears,
Shivering in thrend-biiro garments tnttorcd rags.
Methinks I hear tho orphan's wailing cry ascend,
And widowed mother's heart with sobbing accents
"Wo have no wood to light our Bros, nor
lirend, to quell the famished want of food ;
Hence wo must starve, my child, whoro plenty
Must frcezo and dio, my child, where heat
Oh 1 mother with thy well fed nestling brood,
Tlio sorrows of tho poor remember; nnd
That it is thy duty thoir sufferings to relieve,
Forget not, if thou would'st walk humbly
With thy Gud.
Oft have I thought it wrong that winter evor came,
And in its chilling grasp o'crtook the tottcrer to
Yet what is, is right, and all wo ask is right
Not right of God to man, hut man to man.
Yes, man to lovo his fellow man as neighbor
Should, and into tho wounded heart sweet offering
Pour, and heal the wounds or other s causing.
And this is nil we can requiro of man
To lore his brother.
Then would we wcleomo winter's cold embrace,
And sing ita praise in lofty song uutrumeled.
Then conscience froed from earth's dark stains
Of wrong, oppression, and attendant ills:
WVd sing a joyous song at its approach,
And joyful minglo iu its sports.
Berlin, Jan. 11th, 1854.
From the Hereford (Bag.) Times. Dec. 17.
Clotki.; oa tiix I'rksmient's Daughter. By Will
iaui Wells llrown, a Fugitive Slave. London;
Partridge & Oukey, Paturnostor Row.
The namo of Mr. William Wells Brown, tho fu
gitivo from American slavery, has become so will
known through his lectures on that infamous sys
tem, during tho last tour years, in various narts of
this country, that anything from his pun possesses
an a urim i claim to attention. As n man of color
...i . ..i i: i.i... i . .. .
whoso jmniiu utmiessrs uuvo given another signal
refutition to t!ie slaveholders7 calumny, that tho'
negro race aro incapable of anything above forced
toil, Mr. Rrown occupies a position in public es
teem only second to that of his powerul.ininded
compatriot, Frederick Douglass. Without Mr.
Douglass's vivid imagination, deep pathos, and
wealth of lunguage, Mr. Rrown lias achiovod not
less honor by the clearness of his statements, his
generally huppy thoi -e of languuge, and tho calm
power of his appeals to the reason of his auditors.
W hen we odd that the mcu who have thus nobly
vindicated tho capacity for, as well us the right
their Injured ruoe to freedom, are self educated
Douglass having only begun to cultivate his great
natural powers when a mail, at his esem.a iv.i,.
slavery, und llrowu having been ignorant even
tne nipnaoci up to twenty years or age we need
suy no more to justify their high place in the esteem
and the sympathy or nil truo lovers of freedom and
progress. At a specimen of Mr. Brown's power
jl public: luwress, we ninv point to bis lucid and
powerful luturo on Monday night, roport.'d in our
'Til p.ig, whilo the neat hitU book, before ut
not less pleasing evidence that he knows how to
wield the pen ot a ready writor.
'Hotel is a tnle, mauo up (as we learn irom
tho preface) chiefly from incidents in which Mr.
Brown was either an actor or an eye-witness. It
records the life of a dnnghter of the late President
Jefferson, who, upon her fatbor's death, suffered
all the horrors ot a system wnicn ne so eloquently
denounced, jet from which he left his own child
unguarded. In that case, the greater part of tho
crime must bo put down to the account of the
executors of the President, who; of course, knew
or cared nothing about his child, except as she was
a marketable chattel ; but the trattio is ouen ayea
in an Infinitely deeper guilt than theirs. In the
case of Mr. llrown himself, his undo was the
'master' who sold him, bis sisters, and his moth
er! whilo everv hour. American fathers pollute
that sacred titlo by selling their own children like
cattle. Tho profligacy which this infornal system
produces among the slaveholders themselves is ap
palling ; the female slave may be sister or daugh
ter to her master; the law knows nn snch relation
ship in a slave, but requires implicit obedience
from her, on pain of death, if her tyrant chooses
to snerifien her market value bv killing hor. These
peculiar' features of tho 'noculinr institution of
tho south,' aro working out its punisnmeni. ino
largo infusion of Anglo-Saxon blood among the
slaves, has made them nil tho more difficult to keep
down. As Mr. Rrown remarks, it is tbnt clement
which has produced the tho insurrectionary move
ments of lato yoars ) and we do not doubt that a
half-breed Toil will soino day avenge the wrongs
of his maternal ancestors upon their corrupters
and oppressors. If the 'chivalry' of tho South
continue deaf to tho calls of both justico and mer
cy, it would bo but prudent for them to get rid of
slavery ns a measure of personal safety.
In 'Clotel,' tho writer hns touched lightly upon
his dreadful subject, vet, writing upon a matter of
won ii lie nun mm sucu pnmiui experience, lie cuuiu
i ii- r..:l . n-
character, especially the slavcholding parson, his
e.ecllciit daughter, and Carloton. disgusted with
rcligion because it is perverted by hypocrites to,
sanction slavery, aro each graphically drawn.
Some of his sketches nre drily humorous. Witness
tlio stnge-coacli tliscnssion between too iuassacuu-
. 1 t W
setts clergyman and his Lousianinn friend.
Theodore Purkerhns given a most graphic account
of the burning nt Jvrvetus. o take nn i
from a phonographic report in tlio itegister!
" Ho was led out in the forenoon, a man in ad-
vnnca of all the men of Christendom. There
' multitude to look on. Fa'el. the colleague,
nnd the creature of Culvin, attended him. On
his wnv Servctus often exclnune'l Oh I woil I
o .i. i i , ri . i 1 1 ,.i ,
fny(, ,y ., , VM, , Ucui sou in mo uo;i inn mm .
snve my soul !' Ho was commanded to say 'Jesus,
eternal son of (Iod . and too great, brare man
was silent. H hen they cnino to tho funeral pile.i
i itiey cnino to tno lunorui nue.i
there wa, a wooden slake, and fagots of green oak,
the leaves wero still on them dry wood was too
good for the hcritie. Scrvotus fell on the ground,
and prnjed fervenently, and Farcl said to the peo
ple 'Vliu see what strength Satnn has. This man
is very learned. Perhaps he thought ho was doin
a . .. . .. J !l lfl
r.ght, but now no is possesseu oi u.o aev.i wn.cn
may equally happen to any one of you.'
was not a kidnapper ho was a theologinr
n ..... n ltiiliiiinmirhA w n a a ,limliiirlnn nml A
minister, tho colleague and insrnment and creature
ri' .i, ;.. i,,l il.nt hnnl tliiml.inv (.ml nutnn the
i... ,.,'. ,fil, nmn When il,o .do,. 1c .in i, 1,001,
that day in Geneva, the multitude had all gono.
Thero was n pilo of black and smoking cinders
the ashes of what wns left of him who, nn hour bo
ford, was the foremost man of all Christendom.
Hut there was a spot on the Christian world which
nil the waters of the Rhone and tho lako of Geneva
can never wash away."
CoxTr.xTnr.XT. Philosophers have ft good doal
to say about the blessings of contentment, and all
that sort of thing. Nothing, however, could he
more uncalled for. Contentment is the parent of
old fogyism, and the Tery essence of mildew and
inactivity. A contented man is one who is inclin
ed to take things as they aro, and let them remain
so. It is not content that benefits the world, but
dissatisfaction. It was tho man who was dissatis
fied with stage coaches that introduced railroads
and locomotives. It was a gentlemans "ill at ease',
with tho operation of mail wagons who invented
the magnetic telegraph. Discontent led Columbus
to disovcr Americn, Washington to rosist Gcorgo
the III. It taught Jefferson democracy, Fulton
how to build steamboats and Whitney to invent
tho cotton gin. Show us a conteiitod man, and
we will show you a man who would never have got
nbove sheepskin breeches in a lifetime. Show us
discontented mortal, on the contrary, and we will
show you a six foot go-nhenditivenes that will not
rest satisfied till he has invented a cast irou horse
that will outrun the telegraph. Content is a virtue
of the last century, and should be tolorated in no
country out of Spain. X. 1'. Dutehman.
From the Lewisburg Chronicle.
HOHENLINDEN OVER AGAIN,
OR THE GREAT BATTLE OF WILES_BARRE.
At Gilchrist's when tho sun was low-
Say balf-past"ten o'clock, or so
Bill Thomas mnde all safe below,
And wont to bed so peaceably.
But Gilchrist saw another sight,
By tho noxt morning's early light
Thrco Marshals had a bloody fight,
But didn't " git the wiotory 1"
Full three to ono, in arms arrayed,
Tho valiant Marshals shriek for aid,
While Lion Bill, sans club, sans blado,
Threatens to " lick tho grocery I"
Thon shook the chair, all smashed and riven,
And kicks, and digs, and blows wore given
Bill has hard times; but still. ho's livin',
And givos 'em somo "sockdolugers !"
And rodder still tho blood shall flow,
And stain the carpet all below,
Whon Bill's rough handcuff deals a blow
Ou Crosscn's stupid culubash I
The scono Is changed. Thero stands tho brave
In Susquehanna's rolling wave ;
While on the shore each blood-hound knave
Rubs his sore head wofully 1
Ho's gone but ne'er yon brilliant sun
Shall soo again suoh precious fun
The hounds are non-plussed, every one,
And Bill is off to Canada!
How sad they part, whoro bold they meet I
Each blood-hound's tail droops to his feet
They sneak away dowu tho back street,
As though they dragged tin canistors t
To " lick tho grocery," in Wostorn parlance,
means to whip tlio whole orowd assembled at a gro
cery or grog-shop.
is . man of Ono education and tacnt.
A Worthy E.ntkrphise. Tho colored men
Cincinnati have established a Library Association,
rented Greoiiwoou Hull, one ot the most splemliu
in the city, and "arranged for a course of lectures,
un co liberal scale, that publio attention is chalnn
ged. if publio support is withhold," as tho Com-
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merciai rouiurKt. iirnt pnuor, oi luuriuuj
hist tnys :
Mr. Geo. B. Vauhon, Professor of Languages
Central College, N. Y., delivered the first lecture
on 'linyti,' on which island lie spent some years.
Mr. V. reviewed the history of tlio island, dwolt
at some leugtli on the personal characteristic
I'iorrot, Dessalines auU lousaint L. Uuvurture.
lUy ti was callod the child of France, and as
should not bo more calumniated for the aoooptance
uf an Emperor than the mother. - The climate
roprotontod as delightful, uud the agricultural
commercial prospects of tho island, hopeful.
Vashoa sjieuks again to-night in the Now Streot
Chanel. IU is a good looking, scholarly young
man, and if a little less stilted, would make an
gant champion oi Ins people. , '
,Ml t asiio.n is n native oi nusuurgu, young
SUPERIOR STREET, CLEVELAND, OHIO.
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J. WASHINGTON LtJSK, Prof, of the Spencer
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W. W. HARDER, Assistant Prof., in the Book
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