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" XO f.VO.V WITH SLAVLUOUtl-llS."
VOL, 10. NO. 20.
SALEM, COLUMWANA COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, D1XJKM MVM 30. 1S5I.
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1)earSir: Kudosed you will fiuil n d icument
vhich speaks for itself, mid tells its own tale.
It is not nn abolition document, nor is it pub
lished by nn Anti-Slavery Society; it comes
hot from Northern fanatics or infidels, Sab
bath breakers or scofTors at religion, but from the
Hubert A.l'air, Ks.p.of South Carolina, and was lis
tened to by lite Abbyvillo Bible Society, and pu!
i- u.i i. .1.. : nti.u I -i :,
us nun ii j uic i no. i o-.in i.iiiiu i ..I. I. i , .in-1 j.. it
ndtnlts in principle all the nttrocities (if not in do-
n principle, that the abolitionists cverclmrged
'. '. uiiiwiei.
Bgaiustit. . JiliUUlvr,.
Extracts from an Address delivered before the Abbyville
Bible Society, at its Anniversary, July, 1854.
BY ROBERT A. FAIR, ESQ., ABBYVILLE, S. C.,
On the following topic:
"OUR SLAVES SHOULD HAVE THE BIBLE"
Upon an occasion, then, like tho present, the an
niversary of a society, the ohj?ct uf w hich is the
of the ISiblc-tho free circulation uf
a! W ,1 ,.f I '..,1 n.l ttn .liyfniniii.i t i iti .f f lio lrt
nig-, principles of the Christian religion, it might :
not bo altogether out of place, or unprofitable, t,,
inquire if fiiis anxiety for the spiritual welfare of
others, in the bosoms of Christians belonging to i
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Hie OOlllUCril IOflltUf HI Llll ll-itl .-.'llll-n:i.ll.tY, (
nronints them to sn impartial inculcation of those'
benign principles upon all ranks to impure if ce
distribute the bread of life alike to all classes, giv
ing to (fach its portion in dun season.
An unbiassed consideration ot the tacts, neccs-
l. .vol, ,. vi..w ti. i. s,.lo,i,. f tin.
inquiry just mooted, will conduct us, we fear, to
the niinful ciMieli.-ioa. that there is nmon-st us a :
CiRSS 10 WlllCn, 111 ine ll!inillllsil.l'loil Ol 100 liuru,
wo are parsimonious to which our allowance in
holy things is too scanty for the maintenance of
. . i. . .i. .i...!..: .. ..e .1. ii- -.1
Vigorous, spiritual life, and upon w hich thousands
are porishing; in brief, that there is amongst us a
cliss of people in w hose bosoms live the immortal
principle, towards which, in religious matters, we
arc fareliet in duty. Houbtless our allusion is un
derstood we mean our slave population.
Of the several particulars wherein ci.nsists this
dereliction, we w ill specify but one tho discus
sion of w hich will be as much, we feel, us your pa-
ticneo will hear.
We are wantim.' in duty to our slaves in this, as
A very essential particular that we do not leach
them' to read tho Scriptures of Ktermil Truth. It
is to this paint, uouil this occasion, that we would
ask your attention.
We submit. Mo ceo,, to tho legislation of this or
ofanv other State, where such may exist, the ell'ect
of which is to exclulo the slave from tho light of ;
tho ltible. as rel ected from ils own nairo. and to
clog the Ireo circulation of the Word of tiod with
fines, imprisonments, and stripes. Wo object to all
such legislation, wherever found, as enacts that
slaves shall not be taught to read.
Wo are aware of tho process of induction by
which tlio conclusion is reached, that tho slave
should not bo taught a knowledge of letters, and (if
i.iu luniii. hi-ui. .'I""" uy.vu., i.J """.'o
this conclusion the form, lorce, and authority ol ,
legislation. Not intending to pervert tho premises
of thereasoner or inisstalc the object of the legis-:
ator we would avoid ihe insinuation that this .
legislation, though objectioiiable, proceeded froni j
tlie iieau or neari oi no in, uci -u.ai it is nie
(.prio-hi it..i;i.,.i.,j L.. ...v; .. ,.. M o. ....... ,.
that it gerininaieil in a uesire to suitress u i;uovi
edgo of tho Uihle, to Ledarkcu its tc.ichings, or to
becloud its illuminations. That no blow to Chris
tianity or disrespect to the Di'ile, or hosiility w hat
ever to the promulgation of its principles is inlen 1-
cd by it, we readily grant. Hut ihe reasoning:
adopted upon the subject is short, and is this : It i.
taken fur granted that shivery is most roinpatibh
Willi a suuo m proioium ignorance. ; inai n w m not
I.CII. V.IU .mix ..u ..ii.....;. , ...... i.,.,,
jusi in proporuo. io im r cievau.iu u in uuv aiice-
incut intellectually, win no inn restlessness ami
dissat sfactinii of slaves with their condition : thus
, , . , , , , . , , , .
originating the dangertliat this restlessness and ens-
inalingthe dangertliat this restlessness and ttis-
eiii.aciiiM. ........ ...... v ...c in sw.,..,.
nation to tho perpetration of horrors akin to those
of St. Po.n.ngo or of tragedies similar to those
formerly enacted m and about Stono, and to pre-
vent tho bloody occurrence of which is tho public
good meant to be accomplished by the legislation
Such we claim to bo a correct representation or,
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Hill imiiimia u. ...w . v........ ,,....... .. . ...v.. . .
,.r ti... ,.i.:..... ..r i. l i .. v..;ii, .,....,, ,1.1 .,.
m uiu unjiTt.1, iii nm iii..i,ii,n. s'lii.i ..-..in. ii
misrepresent tho positions of those who dcfcii i lliis
legislation, as they allege, upon principles of po -
litical policy. Of them, it is but just to say, there
nre thoso who aro willing to admit, and, in fact,
who do admit, that no danger whatever is to ho ap
prchendod from allowing our slaves to read the
Scriptures, provided their reading could be confined
to the Scriptures. But they assert that this nbil -
ity to read tho Bible would bo perverted and ubus-j
ed; that other documents, books and papers
would bo sought and read, and that inluriiiatiun I
Lieu would bo derived therefrom might, in it;
prove disastrous to the institution of
slavery, and imminently hostile and dangerous to
the safety of tho master. But it is not to bo de-!
nicd that there aro others, who boldly assert and
maintain, that tho degree of mental improvement,
derivable from the biblo itself uud alone, would
disturb the slave's contentment, and probably lead
to the same fearful results; to prevent tho possible
oocurrenco of which they nil agree that ho should
not at all be taught a knowledge of letters, or even
allowed to read the Bible, alleging at the same time,
(we will do them tho justice to remark) that for till
tne essential purposes oi sa vniion, oral insiruciion
..v... ,o .o ............. ..
We respectfully submit that this reasoning comes
with a bad grace from the lips of those who have
jjcen rcarea up amiust 1110 privileges 01 a i.os pel
land, arm in the light i.t a tjospel day that this
..io.i.,iu.i ,iiiiuiiiiiiR nm oi.utii .nm ii is un-
liecoming the statute books of our own chivalr.
ut.? unci inai ii in u Dim- opou ine vnrisuau age
in which we live.
The fear to put the Bible into the hands of
.slave, argues, in the tirs! place, a want of conli-
lence in tno cmcaey oi its divine teachings, which
no man. especially no Christian, should allow him
sen 10 icci or acKiiowieugo. jt is a laet, that in
nil our reasonings upon this subject, the effect of
the Biblo, as read by himself, upon tho heart of
ho slave, is entirely overlooked; no allowance
whatever is made for this it never onco enters
into the calculation. We look at its influence upon
the intellect, and argue learnedly nnd plausibly
therefrom: but no view of its inlluenco upon the
heart is entertained fur a moment. We base our!
calculations upon its outuur l, ru t upon its inirartl
teachings. We reason from fts influence upon tho
i,.i..i nanilii, initi.i iii.v.i. M'n
u.i.-ui.i, nui ii.iiii.on ..,.,u ...u .....
gaze with trembling and alarm upon tho natural
man. as hx stnmls will, bis Uihle in his hand uud
reads, dreading tho rising of a mighty tempest of
robellion in his breast, as ho drinks in knowledge
and his mind opens up to the realities of his social
iinmlil!,,n n..,l .T ll 1.1 .1 1.1... It...
never, with opposite emotions swelling tho bosom,
do wo allow ourselves to gazo upon the spiritual
man, as he stands w ill, ibo sainu inspired volume
ill his baud, uud reads, awed by its commands,
-. .. , nun n iii-ii r, 111111,1111-
bulcnt, H hellions, or that is at f.U hoslile to the :
l;clul sway jd' Knm.n.ersseeptre. It is I.mssing,
strange that when the iUcstion is as to placing the
j ISiblu in the hands of l!iu tduve, wo iever-e onrj
opinions as to the importance id' an ability to read -
Scriptural instruction lor all the essential purposes,
jof salvation. Not so when the iiie.stioii is as to 1
humbled by its teachings, and led by its promise,
.is he too drinks in knowledge, and his mind opens'
up to the realities of Ins condition m the sight ol
the great (iod, and of the world beyond him.
It is strange, that when tlio question is as to
placing the liilile in the hands i f t!m slave, we are
inclined to ascribe toils teachings a reverse- influ
ence, to that usually claimed for tlieui. Wo nrguc
as though the Uihle, in tlm hands of the slave,
would metamorphose. Iiioi into a demon, a blood
thirsty insurrectionist, a iniduight nssnsin. Not
so w hen ihe rpiostion is as to placing the Bible in
the hands of the Chinuinnii, the Hindoo, or the in
habitant (if the isles of ttie sf.l. Then vvn nr.. hn.il
and long in our praise of its power upon the human '
heart lo melt it, to humble it, to uhdue it, and to
.i: .. ,.i .....,. i.; : -
i placing it in llic Hands ol tlio heathen. J lien we
nront! tlio perfect harmony ol oral instruction,
aside from an ability to read tlio scriptures, and
( call loudly for the school house and the printing ,
gress, c en ai tue cost ol immense expenilitiires.
,,f B!avol.y 'll3 Un institution iilfording uiutual bene
conseciuenoes, litauuvautagcs to tho slave as well us advantages
mil id ine, me strangest tiling ot all is the laet,
that the very same Christians, followers of tlf
cst thing of all is tl
o.-c ,.,m ,o,y .,es us, wno iiivoko me prayers oi
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v "M I1M' 1 1 1 If IL 1 1 1 H l 11 , (Ol IIHMl illl'l Illf'MlIS
l'M"t the 1, hie into the hand, o the idola.or.
'v,;k U-iItin, and use tho strong arm
'' 11,0 J V wr 6t tll('"' 'n s laics, mem-
''.'-'IT. of tlieir 0" "- "1 own
cs the feature of slavery iustifv the distinction
made, or destroy the palpable antagonism in the
reasoning' If tin; teachings nf Holy Writ were at
war with the institution ol slavery, nnd we were
struggling to maintain it in opposition to those
icacii.ogs; or n ine proposition was to put tlie
sl:.lvc :" possession of a knowledge of the arts and
scicnees-to conlor a high degree of intellectual
c in lore ituiv lo cii neat e nm. we ini" it l.o i is-!
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I'.-'f d J'11-'.1'1 ,lic 'mt- ''" '""v .Uxn'u tl,c ( asL' ? '
" t!".lt 1,10 k'11 'hings-d the Libleare not only j
...M. uo.i c.iuijt u, u.onisuioiioii oi snr.cry, nut mat
is in them the institution is moit amply reeog-
nized; it is on them that we munphantly rest its
dclence; and the proposition is not to edicale, but
simply to teach the slave to read the Bible AW,'.-
the accc-sihility of the slave to other looks, ,
lineaments, ami papers in tho libraries and
the tables ot tl
master, and Ins exposure to the
baneful inllnence of tracts and pamphlets from the'
1 m ucsigning ana lnli iguuig men, .lustily
tlie "!lr'1 "j?,!imI Ul,u " '' 7 li,;''.'a 4 iu r"""
e" " rciUli" itil word ot (.od. It wo have no
':""ll, .i'l!cC whatever m the conservative nature of
lot divine truth operating upon the heart
,,rT ,L, v,-.T', i I. i n P"l,"''-,
..:.. ..... i.?ci ..I.. .i : ' . . . ,V'.. V p:',Jm
" . ,, Tj-'hl m,n, of ' w ,,hl , -. ll
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eirisiatioii and would urire bv a
...cans o proline against tlie danger in some . y
other than l,y muzzling the Uracles ol the living
But does ihe fact that Ihe slave lives in a hind of
Bibles nnd Bible institutions, nnd enjoys the bene
fit of the rellected light of the flospcl, "justify the
.1-,-uiii iiiiiii vi j nn 'viifiui tit y 11 1 IO 11 otll" purl, lo
withhold from him tho written Word ? This is the
ouestioii lor our consideration, nnd a grave one it
iH- Aro we satisfied that the spiritual interests of
nut ft yill.lo individual of our slave population
wull ,, promoted by means of rcadii." the bible?
u wo a,.u t i;i it ,t fcurf,, responsibility that
wu j,.iVt, assumed? We should see to it that we
stl,a t j,,0 Wlljr of tho -1 va tiun of soul:
,,, even oic sou
In the sec , -nd place, this fe;
to put the Bible
into the hands nt the slaie argues cithera want of
confidence in the Sci iilnnil jiri'iri. i ..f the insti
tution, or a want of confidence in the propriety of
t or own condui t in reference lo toe institution.
e are cither afraid for the light of tlie Bible to
shine upon the institution, or for it to shine upon
oof ooo.loi t -is vim i. lo, I, I, .i-i M ,. ...... ..ill ..I',..,;. I
, ,. Uic Aaxc tu bring his condition to ihe to
y;(W, ., or u, ,m, !,..,, ,) (,. j,;,,, j,,
.. (.IKi,ll.t tl,v,ards him as his master
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' v ;c ; ..... i t ....... ......
ii, n- 1HII.-H.I .7, i, ii.i.ii.t ..no tin nut Hint
..,.,.,., .,,1 .,i.. K..,.i., ,i,r,. ;.,.,t c ,i, ,:.vt
A;ltel..s j,ne llllt0 vm. servants lh.it
:,,t .....i ,.,,..i i., ,i,.,t , u,, i,, .,
.. i . ...
. tor ; ,c.lvull) ir wo wt)llIll 1Ml,et ,,, fllU llleasllro
, y in,.eil upM wh(,n we cxa,.,0(1 lt,i.
, i,,,,., ()f , Ino.,M1!.0 i111n,seii ,, om. S01.v.IIlt!!
ii niiPiu rti.ii; utn L.iit;ii:u ii nun nil' t)liu llilllll I
;r , i. i i .i .... 1
.1... iki 1 : i I l ' i i . .i .i
than it required; or, in other woids, if the Scriptu-
i !. i H , '
il L' Jil l! HI II .I IJ. I 1 1 '.SH I ri 11 I i (II IT :
nt. tiytl Ul ill.l.L'l V Ul U ...Hit. U 4 IO llCilll Ullll
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is, u reaso.moiu ooeti.cucu nun set ice oil llio .ail
Uf the servant, and humanity and kindness on the
. pun of the master, upon the mere operation of the
'simple principle of human nature, aside from any
1 inlbieiu e of the Bible as an inspired volume, we
would have nothing- to ' 'iir from putting it, or in
my opinion, any other book into he hands of the
slave. Ho woiild ho drawn towards mid hound to
the master by the strongest bonds of affection, and
,y tho ties of a friendship that no intluenco could
c,,n,,. mnn ., .,, . -.,,',..,
to tho master a man w hose bearing towards hi
slaves is .., . or n,y Mini ami Humane woo syin-
patlnzes Willi then, in sickness
incuts and petty troubles and I will show vou
Ki.fVM.its wliiisi. ilevi.tiun In tlo.ir inn stm-u i-. ,n 1. 1 ni.l
onlv prompt them to ii willinir and faithful obedi-
cni e and service, or mauifc.it itself in expression-
of the most heartfelt sorrow at aflliction and be
reaveineut in tho master's family, but even to'
.1 ... : i: . i. . -.. i . ... : .. i .i. .. 1 1 r . i. . ..
iiise i.iuui io saci i.n c uieii- ines ui ueu.-iu in ineir
master, or any member of their master's family.
, Th(J tru(ll thitl is vciilicl by every day's experi-
enco mid observation. We luivo seen tho slave
with a siuiliuir face, a buoyant
heart and a nimble
! fl)0t fly n cheerful obedience to
tho commands of
n knul master; wo liave seen him immersed in the
very bitterness of sorrow at tho occurrence id tho
master s ucaiii, or 1110 ucatu 01 a master s.cnnu;
nay, we have seen him jeopardize his life in defence
((i itis master nnd his
c i ... 1 i.:.. .'.,...;!... ...i .,M ..:.. .....
oi nm in.. su i iinu nm i.iiiiii , , unci ,in mis, ion,
1 under tho operation of a syslem which puts the
, Bible lu tho background, so far us they aro con-
'ccrned, and w hen the rays of ils light aro but fee
bly reflected. How liiuch might this happy state
of affairs between master nnd serv ant be enhanced
by the gonial inlluenco of tho light of llevelation
beaming broadly upon it each w ith a copy of the
law in his hand, learning well his duties, tho one
to tho other and to his (.oil, nnd each inspired with
a holydotorininatii.il faithfully to discharge th"in.
Why, to such au extent as to put the stability!
of thu institution beyund tho possibility of cavil,
or of a iliinbi na to ,n. il... ii i.i.i.',.,.t'lv ii.i .,....r.
But, nn tho other hand, show mo
n .....ii t,,,
I looks upon tho institution of slavery ns 11 one-sided
I u fl'iiir !m.iIim,i i iv... .'... i....:. i
.... .nv u.,1.1 iii.iiii.siiii.v mil 11 iiiiiii .,1111
.... ........ u .. ii iiiuiiu llll .HU llfllHlll Ullll
I iidvniitago of the master a man who re ards tho
I slave as ho does tho muln or tl. i,,-!,.,,.! ,.r
; burden,' whose mind is ever revolving the prob-
i lem, tho greatest amount of labor at-(Tie least ex-
penso of food and clothing vvho visits tho slave in
wl.lfnniio iw tin viui.B .lin u;..1 I 1
: hoping thereby to wituess its remedial effects in
his speedy return to toil whoso cupidity impels
him to drive him, under tho point of the lash, from
,c.i:!iesl dawn to latest eve, to promote his own
iinu i ii u e:i i s oi nn; community ine nun
that his sentiments would better become the nt
tail) mosjd.rre of a high imrll.em elimn.o. A state ol
iill.urs like this between master and servants would
not bear the light of ihe llible, we confess. It is
in such a stale of allairs that the fear to put it into
the hands of the slave would not be out of ) laco.
It is just smdi a stale of all'.iirs as this, if allowed
mi nbuses, the tendency of which is to under
it niino the institution. Now relievo tho minds of
both parties of this darkness and ignorance, and
thoroughly indoctrinate them into deal, sound in.
telligcnt Scriptural views of the whole subject,
anil of what an iinineiisc weight w ill tho institu
loes (, J0 relieved; and of what a burden will the
sellish purposes to neruinulate the riches of t tti '
world for tho luxurious rioting of himself nnd
family--and 1 will sl...-.ryoii servants whose hearts
itii'i ifdiiiiN arc uueriv esirange'-i .rnni ineir 111.1s- ;
ters, and in whose bosoms rankle a hatred and an
antagonism towards their master nnd towards the 1
institution of shivery, ns deadly as tho reptile's
poison. And, moreover, I will show you a twin
who ever lives in fear for his own life at tho hands
of his slaves, and in constat dread of nn insiirrec-l
lion; w ho is ever harping hia doubts us to the sta-j
bilily of the institution, and calling loudly for!
stringent measures to serine its pcrpetui'y; and
lio is ever n aily to sti-inatizc the man who does ,
i t fully subscribe to his own cowardly and tvrnn-:
meal whims with
an odious cnitlict: to w hisner
.i . ., . . ' . .
to continue, as will ever keen it from him. Hesid
it is jitst such u state of affairs as will weaken the
institution, by destroying the confidence of the
master in its stability, and of the slave in its pro
pr.ely arel ustice as wilt expose it to the shall
enemy, ami ever keep it tottering to and
ju censeouenco i.l tins course ol tioliev, theie is
a prevailing igiior.ince u:on the subject of slaveiy,
on the part ol both master and servant, by no
moans congenial to the health of the institution.
We would not be startled nt the nniioiin -cnient ot
the fact, that two-thirds of our slave population
Jid not know or beliovo that the subject of slavery
or their condition was ever alluded to in the lii-
hie; that two-thirds of them are in utter ignorance '
the authority by which we essay to lu l l them '
in bondage, or demand at their hands obedience
and service. To such how galling is the yoke I
bitter is the bondage. Nor would we
startlca at the annotim eniciit ol Ihe tact, that
many musters were ignorant of a Scriptural view
,.c ii... ...i. ..r .1... . 1 i.:..i. ,
yll Ml,j . 11 1 i i-c i-i i.iu inn- loineis iiiuu uiiicii 10
place the Institution, an.', of their duties as masters
w I. ignorencc betrays them into many errors
a liurilcn will the
i.,.-- o ,.r tl. .,,,,1 ii,,. ,,, ..(' i ..
!ut ; v;c. ()f ,,, ;,rni,r.R.c ,,..
, i ; n .i.-..,,,, 1;(.r,..ii.r l(, rn -
ligioii; in. view of tho utter indiiiere.ico of the great
(),. t,lclll 1l)U ;,ie nV , , n,,;,,,,. j,, vi(.
()f tll(1 (U, ,;,, vil.(. hrnnoralitics and pollutions
,ire vuilii, amongst them; in view of the vast
j.roportioi'i in the numbers of those who ever pro-
less a hope in Jesus, and are found within the pale,
uf ,hc C1,l,ri '' tlloc w1'" k"" "ot, and
.... ... ... ...., . ..
no lound without; and ol the disproportion in the
,,,. f i,.:1(.k, , .,,;., .'r,'i . ,.,; ,
.if tu,sc ftrc tUe of d,.nyi tlienl "hc
privilege of reading the word; one of the appoint
oil means for the con version of the world should
we not rather fear nnd tremble, lest 'iod in
would use them us instruments in His hands
... . :i 1...1. ....,!
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Z 'I Zil dt, rri!' . , WCm'
T u-htil .! !!! t not atti ihuttthlcMoHiis cause.
n , I . f 1. ,,. l ,1 "',"i'- V',
t hurch: for it is our licnst tlu.t the negro, w ith 1
ihe whi'.o man, has nn eoual i rivileuee of the
Church that they enjoy in common all the advan
tages uf the administrations of the sanctuary.
Not to defects in tho moral discipline, of the fam
ily: for it is one uf our favorite arguments in de
feme of the institution, that the slave is blest w ilh
religion i instruction, ei tinsel i.lnl em ourngeincnls
of the Christian master. Wen.-!: nain to what
cl.-c are tliey attributable? If the Chun li and,
the master are not fearfully and awfully deficient,
in duty, the conclusion is irresistible. Would it;
not be w isc, then, to pause and examine well the'
foundations ol the position we have taken to I
study profoundly the tremendous importer the re-1
s j ion si oi 1 1 1 tie ii ... e iiss ii .lieu i lion in;ei, itirri
se to l.oudcr the subicct until we are satisfied
. i i
m our luimls, ne:irt-, and consciences, that there
is no fallacy in the argument which excludes the
slave from the light of the Uihle, us rellected from
its own pages. Bisk the danger of the thunder-
bolt--risk the dangers of the tempest nay, of the
bloody plot, of an indiscriminate massacre; but
risk not tiie danger of the wrath of an incensed
I iod. Ttiitnu'i- not with tho woes denounced against
i . ,i .
" "Hi ii
Ids to or subtracts trim, the law. Jam-
!'.ir ' , , ''"""'li '. 7 ii l1"'' "'
the miirhtest degree, from the lullcst inllnence of
,1 , , C , I
the written V ord.
it is better by far to trust the
faithfulness of (iod, than to run tho risk of stir-
ring his linger. Better to stiller tho utter destriic
j tiou of the body, than tlio soul should dwell in
(From the Practical Christian.)
A DARK PROSPECT FOR KANSAS.
oa ila ,.. ,,!,. .; "i ;..,.,, i in,;,,
The election in this new Territory, for DcWito'
io v i.,ii,
lield. the wwi
Uim-ii candidato, has ti'iuini.hed over
opposition and by an overwhelming majority !
This result appears to have been secured partly,
through Irauu, ine .11 issouria us navi ,g po.ireu lino
the Territory 111 great numbers, simply to vote,
thoti'di many ol' thoin had no lentil riiiht to do
11. . ,1...,, ni-mi -..l.lu.iif I Ii w I'lifio .1-11 ni.l. flip sbtvi..
ihumu-would have nrobablv carried the election.
having been ready to put forth vigorous exertions,
and to use their m mey to this end.
..'pj e F.mi"rant Aid Society" seems to us to
f . . . . .
,.. ,,, so,- etv e hie 1v in name : and we
fear that many who have gone out under its auspi
ces carried but very little genuine Anti-Slavery
with them. We wero conlidently told that
was to be a ')rintiuiV movement, not n mere talk
in" Aiiti-Slavcrv one, like IJarrisoiiianisni ; nnd
th t ,i,0 .......j, 0f Freedom would bo done up, for
Kansas, at least, instanler ; but our dependence is1
s,j i'(;:1riisuiiiaiiisiir' us the hope of our:
Wo are sorry that Shiv ery has triumphed
j- j .
. . . s .. . ,.. ...... ,.t snrnr su i : ami we ex-
, . ... w;n triumph everywhere, unless New
(.., .( L.a ,e awakened to moro Anti-Slavery
lit'.. Shiverv is last eatine:
out the Iinu I of
,!,;,, i,l f both laTh and poor. Blessed
iU,. .m ran onlv save their own souls from
! contamination: st 11 moro blessed 'are they wli
i can, ui any measure, turn one inu iiuo o. iv
Usui that ihrenlcns us. They will have their
', ward. iv. n. r.
. i . .. .... .: i.. .1-
Xixit aska. At O.iahn, the teat ol the lerrito
ibil llovernment. the Statn Hoiiso is nearly c un
' nleted. maiiv stores and dwellings aro goin
nui ii steam' mill is rai.idlv liti'liiiii out Inu
.iii,. 1. .-... ...... n
U Winter tuaiters they have a saw-null, nnd are
... i l.,..., l.,,i..l ' At Nebraska Citv Mr.
Ul ll'tilT ll i'"r,"
Downs is erecting a hir-e two-story bottl. On the
r,,..f Missouri lherc is a valid', ninety miles by
thirty, abounding in petrified bnne i of obsolete
animals in a linn Stale of preservation. Sclera!
1 species of rhinoceros, a curious panther, and some
'. f 1 '. 1 1-., ... n 'i 1 n I'll 1 i.sl s. I III I C
been found. The soil of tho vnllev is hard with
' silex, and it is culled bv the Indiana "ihe bad
' bind." There is about one thousand iuh ibilants
. in the Tcnii'i v.
A DARK PROSPECT FOR KANSAS. From the London Anti-Slavery Advocate
WHY THE AMERICAN ABOLITIONISTS
DO NOT VOTE IN THEIR GOVERNMENT.
to .my other course. Another provision in the
cnnstitiitii.n requires the supples; ion of insnrrec
of lions. These have a number of times occurred,
or be n attetn led among the slaves, and always
have been suppressed by whatever power was re
how bcl'iiii"d: oiu-e or twice at I ust by the troops of the
! slavcholdiug States.
j To such provi-ions and (iuarantees as these the
honest abolitionist will not give any voluntarily
ilis!"l'l'". Ho will not pay so high a price as that,
ven for l),e right of HiillVage. The constitution is
Mr. KiMTott: Many person are surprised that
American abolitionists decline to exercise the right
of sulliage for the overthrow of slavery. Two
reasons nuiy ho given,
In the first pi .ce, every voter is sworn to support
and execute the constitution of tho Tinted States.
In some of ihe Statis, the voter himself is directly:
sworn to this li'd'u'chaiul. It every ease, those
clceti'il In ti n 1n. wi. ton,. t. i.i tn (''iinrre.ss nillsr be
,.; ii.;n . i:-,..:..i . i ,. ,..i.;.. ,.H, i.r
...mr n. .....n r.... ii.. ... .. f... ,.n.-;in.t tl .on in.. I
.. I. i i. -.... ,i
"". i""" .' o nn-j mc, u.-. i... i
And this tnii.-tilutioii lcouircs several thin;
which abolitionists never mean t do. t'oiisc
ipuently, they will not swear to do them themselves,
nor tdc-t others to do them or swear to do thcui.
They will neither do for the government r.n im
moral act, imr swear to do it and then commit
perjury by refusing to comply w ith the obligation.
The t. nsiiimioii prowdes lor the recapture and
return if runawav nhives, no matter in what Stale
nr t,...;i..i... ll... 1 r......
'I he manner of
the retunris left for Cnn"rcss' to arrange. One
huv was liassed in 17V:i, and signed by
ueueri'.l V. ashinxlon
' . . n
Another anil more iniamous
one was substituted for it, in I'oth were
'i list iiutional bv the Sfcrcme Court, the
iluly constituted authority. 1 hu abolitionists re-
fuso support to both; nnd they honestly assure
the connti v mi, nnd decline to take any part in the
.'overiinient mak'uiir such a demand. Tliev openly
decline the'r dctei iniiialion to assist everv fugithe
slave to estnpe, who conies in their way. "And they
send no man to congress to hind himsi If, or them,
t mo d Slates L'overnincnt.
The abolitionist will necr comply wilh that
demand of the constitution. They will never take'
an oath to comply w ith it, nor elect any man lo
take that oath for them, or for himself either.
Again, the constitution provides that the Slaved
Stales may bin e a representation in Congress for'
thiec-liftlis of all their slaies: no other property!
representation is allowed in the nation. U.it the
constitution virtually savs to the slaveholders,
'Multiply your human chattels ns fast nint ns fari
as possible, and i.ir everv live slu es vou lu'cc
ai lircc.l or
I.,,. i ... 1 1 i .. i .... :r ,. ii.. i.
iliiionnl -..,.,.,,, . n,l ,, h,v,.l,ol,li.r Thioe'ine
with live hundrci slaves, is eoual in the govcru-
ment to three hundred and one freeman in the ni.n-
a written instrument ; its pr,. isions, ail unci pie
I '"i u,'p before him ; w hat ho does, he ninst
bn iloos. he must d
,.;d, i.; . ....... . ...,.i ;,. i, i.,.,,r.n.r.. c ( vc.,...
's ejes open ; aim in ine la.ig....-m v i-oo-j
1 nel, he abiures such a uovcrnii'.ent in the name of
; humanity, and in obedience to the laws of the liv
Jlib'ornced not take fart in tho government is, be
anger cause it is n useless waste of their energies a
A second reason w hy abolitionists should not,
I.i .i - . .i.
""" 'K ,Jl '-'!r -'rc-ngu. aw uy.
" . .
Mal,y ",.on"t ,irr "' MCU eWMUnS
ilnd with which the I nited States goveriimi'iit
'iis formed. It was a union i of several independent
s,,,,,.. ,L n.r t ,e r own b.ws ..nd nsiitutions
. ..... - t , .
iviili a Congress to exercise a general jurisdiction
over them ; nnd cac'ti State, large or small, has
two senators in that Congress, and no more.
When the union w as formed, most of the States
held slaves. In ti e course of years, the Northern
States abolished slavery. The Southern States then
i v. . ..;..i.. i .... I c..t..iiv
s.it. i. i.i i till. ni.tti: t. c-i ill 111. . . ...x ........ .... ....
in Congress, unlest ns many slave States w ere kept
in existence ns there were free ones, lu lS'J', the
number had become about, or (pi'itc equal. Since
then, when any new States have been admitted,
they have come by pairs, one north and one
or one free and one slave State. In this
way the Slave States, no matter how small their
population (anil it is, in tho voting list, scarcely
two-thirds as large as in the free States), havu
really as much power and inllnence in controlling
the government, ns the noii-slaveh. h.ling States:
they have, indeed, all they can dcsii c.for ihey colli.!
not more effectually control the action of Congress,
w ere there not a single northern member to oppose
them. The Lower House of Congres-, indeed,
might be composed cntiicly of anti-slavery men,
and still, with tho Senate made up of half slave
holders mid half northern men, not a single law or
regulation now existing could be repealed. A veso-
lution ni'ght be offered, for instance, proposing to
repeal the Fugitive Slave Law ; but it must p iss
by a majority in both houses, nnd be signed by the
l'resident, or it would avail nothing. Or it might
ass in liutli house, and then lie vet. eu ny me
l'resident ; nnd for twenty-live years there has not
been a l'resident who would pot have vetoed any
su.di measure in favor of Liberty. Our hist
northern l'resident, before the present one, even
declared his determination beforehand to exercise
.1.1. vi.1.1 i.litn.i. In tlm, ilit-.n-rliiti I' nili'i. si.cll cil'-
eumstances as these, abolitionists deem any resort
to political uctioii entirely hopeless and unless, at
i ..... .i .... . ... no . IV" ;i t ..:..!.
i" " -' 1
ClllOUU IU U.: Il.lll-SIUl CI V.ll.iU CHOI, ill I .1 11. lis l .III iv, t
. ' 11 oe nuu-siavcrj men, ii.inco. pai i.e.... . .j ...
tho first place to prevent the extension
-- .V ... Z u ..";. " 1
o. ic.M.s. s.......
But it was defeated. It opposed slernlv
tllc 1'ugitivo Slav.. Law,
lhoii"h with 1.0 better
success. When Calliolli.a was admitted to the
s.. ! :. . . 1 ..
victory for oneo because it secured for her a free
constitution. But, in spite of its constitution,
slavery bus gone to California, nnd been at least
temporarily, rcci"iiised and protected by tho State
1 ... l. 1 . 1 . 1 , ' 1
iiiiiwii iiH ii oiiiii!. ii.i 1 1 I'll ,.-41111 tin iitiiiaiLii i
..." , .....'..'. , ''..,.' ,
uiumiineii. a mi when t nn eovt. si: n 1 1 1 1 1 w as oe-
11.1.1 ipui.i. iiiiu wnen u.n .NLi.iasi.a 11 uw.is "l
. congress, nerreo.ii men tnrcw ncmsc. ir
OL'lOrt! 1 L IV II 11 111 IHIM-I'l- I III liliei'irV T lev CO 1 II
coinmniid. It was their last hop-. If this 'bill be
caiiio a law, the work of Free Soil men was done
ior slavery, by this measure, was to have tree
cou.se overall that immense, unmeasured, and even
unexplored extent of country. The bill did puss,
and the Free Soil 1'arty was defeated in this its
ft lllll Mlli'lll. .11. IV Till. 111 il 1 1 J...! 1 imiMlliulltri lit' u -I ..irv
no longer act or exist under tl.at name, and thu oid
Freo Soil I'artv, as such, has passed into history,
But tho other reason given is tho determining
one against voting under thu Cited States govern -
ment. The aboUliouists cannot conscientiously
support or swear to suppo. t tho constitution.
ti,-.. , '1 1 1. ....
ii.v. ...1111111 inua riato vitm 111111 uiaoiuioii, ivnv
had place nnd power offered him in the
Tui kii.h (ioverriincnt, on coiidition that hecuibr.ieed
ihe Turkish faith. U'Ccnnell could luivo been in
I'.irliument long before ho was, if ho would have
1 taken the oaths rci.uircd. Both these men spurned
1 . ., ...... ... ...
". auu ti.u united voice ol L lirislenuou
' lustihed them.
I Abolitionists must al.juro the law of Uud and
1 tininplo their holiest impulse and impressions in
ihe du.il, btforo they can tako nctive part in the
l ulled Stales government. They must swear U'
,lo, "So help them (od," what tiiey will never do,
vrt It ft ll Vi.on .'.., Tl...., I.':. I ..11 i.-.ii-I.IIv
honor ti'id reputation on the aliiir of huui.initv.and
ilin right of sulfruge is but a part of the .acrilieo :
and all truly eiilighiciied men ol' conscieucc and in -
; i'griiy, even in the Soutlu'vu Stales, iuiiueml
their cour.-e, and admit that their p'Hvr and iiiHu
'euro nre nn-r!",ciJ I V pursuing n :
hold olio e. and to cloct'othei's to it. the
y cannot be
ism Their code is the "1 1 ighor Law ; their g.s-
pel appeals to the conscience and heart.
Vours, their humble repreentv.ive.
uspccted ol munition, oro'nirge.i who
. .... i i ..... t .
Dublin November, 1854.
fullv into the subject than he could possibly do in
lectures: and giving n detailed statement of the
I'noi i ssint . (i. Al.t.r.Ni IVc undersliii.il that
Ibis gentleman - now engaged in lecturing upon
nnti-slaverv "The History and I'estiny of the
African ll iee" and other topics of historical and
literary interest. Lectures of tho latter descrip
tion are delivered by him before mechanics' and
liierarv institutions, and his e.Mau-einents of this
nut arc multiplying. The Profos.-or has lectured
th: season at li'eptford: St. John's Woo,!, London:
llni.l:iiev Sydenham: Southwark: Harrow: l.urv:
.Maiuhcsler;" Miles; riatling; ltarpcnlv, and 1'cn -
illcton. We am glad to learn that nriny iersons
have cxiu essed an eavnest desire to see' Professor
Allen's lectures on "Tie History, Literature, and
l'e-tinvof the African Hacc," in print, he is pre-
. . . . i
preparing a small volume, entering uiiicii more
,1.1. II.' . I .. I'.l .. .1- .!. 1' I I
Poeic.i iinu poniicai eoniviioii oi mo nn: t nmi
c ot Hie lUlthCl'll taies ol -Ainerrai. i.on-
I. ,s'. A'lrorale,
OH, WHAT A WORLD THIS MIGHT BE!
(Mi, what a world it might be,
If hearts were always kind !
If Friendship, none would slight thee,
And Fortune prove less blind ;
AV.th Love's ow n voice to guide us,
I'nchangingly and fond,
With all wo wish beside ns,
And not a care beyond.
Oh ! what a world it might be,
More blcss'd than that of yore ;
Come, learn, nnd 'twill require yo
To love ouch other more.
Oh I w hat a world of beauty
A loving heart might plan,
If man hut did his duty,
And helped his brother man.
Then angel-guests would brighten
The threshold with their wings,
And love divine enlighten
Tho old, forgotten springs.
Oh ! what a world of beauty
A loving heart might plan,
If man but did his duty,
And helped his brother man.
, , .' , '.. , ' .. .- . ,1., ,.a ,1,,, t,,,.f,...
Mill, : '" ul twontj-hv- leetjibove the su. face.
i I'.nik- or tiif Kini; or the SA.vpinrii Isi.ani.s.
tins.,!,,, n.gn ol eight preceding momirchs. its length
; is lour feet, and it has n spread of eleven and tl
L.iii:s ,s AroTiiF.c.utiF.s. There is one field of
labor admirably tilted for female's to occupy. We
mean the aoothecarics' shops. Ladies for our;
apothecaries! Why should they not bo? The
business is exclusively nn in-door business. Those
...i... ...... ...... :..... i..i:.... ..:..:.. ..i :..... i.
ii tin iii'iufi iiui.ioEiL iiiiiiun ii.iiciiiiui iiii.nici coi uiu
.not enduro tho extre.no heat
HllIIllnPr, a,fd t1L. seasonable hours which
pl.actiti,mcI. mu.st kee!), call Kay nothing
:........: i:.... i.i.:...i ... i
lin the pestle. Apothecaries must bo learned
;viiC9 ,. as learned as gentlemen. A potheen-
r-lrit mnxt ), Cill.fui ladies are fur more carefu-
in little matters than men. Apothecaries must be
rjiiiek ladies are abundantly so. Apothecaries
must have tact, possess a lively percept ion of w hat
.1-ai.i.sL loch si.iiiuii. iieiiinu iiiu uouii.i;. oi iiiii.u-
: .: ., i... V.........1 ;
i.t nil tun ill il 11 uiiic-i c rn. , , i.i.i.iui 1 11 .ii i.in
up prescriptions, and neat. Ladies have a double
portion of tact, their perceptions aro always
"nrcd up, "their taste is as ten lo one ol men's, and
ns to their neatness, hoiv shall we compare them?
A man under a stress of necessity keeps a marble'
counter clean, but behind it arc dishes hall lull ol j
old ointment, measuring glasses still soiled with '
the hist mixture, spatulas unwiped, slabs all'
greasy a young chaos of dirty confusion. A wo- j
man washes every dish as she uses it, cleanses the
mortar after every occupation of it, has the spatu
las shine like mirrors, keeps no dirt-box, leaves no
filthy remnants, but makes tho unseen ns nice ns
the seen, and Miiml the counter as neat ns lu'lun
it. Cannot a woman weigh out calomel as safely
. . .1 . .1 ..... .1
as a num.' Cannot she put this and that together
,. i ..ii.) n 'i
Ironi sev eral w ell labeled drawers as well its he .'
i i i i . .i . i
and when women keep drug stores tho drawers-
ii ii i 1111 i .i . i ? i . :u . ii .1 i .i
wji un be labeled and the labels will tell the truth,
Cannot she pour the contents of large bottles into
:v small one, guessing with e.puil accuracy the
parts? and .thus it is that medicines are com
. . . . .
Tin: Fi.onin.v Indians. The gratifying intclli-
gencc is perhaps not generally known to the citi
zens of our Stale that movements of an important
ind significant character are about being made bv
the I'nitcd military authorities in nnd below this
I'lace timching our lndmn rohiti..ns
We learn from i-ooil nulholitv that, roads will be
opened iinmedia'cly in various directions through
the entire portion of cuintiy now occupied by the
Indians. The I'nited States troops will bo station -
o l in close proximi'y with their present places of
abode, to provide a-ainst the commission of den
, ,,, '
. w"" '""J ilV!lu incmsencs 01 me ln.iiiccincnis thai
may l.e held out Py tho (.eneral dovei ninei.t
.-euicmcni : 111 outer woius, uic coun.ry now
.0.10..1I l,e llie loilbnw t.i v,i. neiii.ti-Mliiil niol nor.
- i"- t ... i--
veyed under the authority of our Ooverniiicut, and
emigrants invited to settle the Fame. The War
; department is now very properly evincing a strong
! determination to romove this formidable obstruction
: ,i. :....,... i:.,i ...ui ,.r .. .i..:....i.t .i,.,..;,,,.
..c u 1. i.u . ..:.i.. 4-.. 1 i...u.,. ,!..,
1 ". on in 1 101 tu.i. 1 u 111- it-iistui m umivi. umi
: , . , . , .,. .
, "-"' "' " ... .. 1 'rr. . "..
11. i ."-'in V lllll . l" lit .Olll HIO.I una m.ivuv.... -
: suit. Tumpa Jkruld.
The Ahtf.siax Wei.i. at Cii aiii.kstov. The
t.'harlestoii Courier states tl.at the experiment now
; in progress, under .Mr. Welton, for asupply of vva-
' tcr lor that city by means of an iirtesn.n well, be -
,"5 "'"r"1 l,j?urs ' ' , ,7 , o. j
earth lias been perforated to the '. '-'i'i' .,
,c,!t' 11,1,1 " vel" " ",lH r T"L" ,i, Vnii. 1 i.v 1
, Rt". ni'P'"''''" ""varying, at the r 1 . 1
llnlr miiiu . or one bin ,. lie 1
r.., .....l ,. ,.t,.i. i pni lieil winch vie ds
j "y ganoiis pu ''' '".""''.' ..' n .,,,.,. ,,J
! head sprinir or supply will maintain a column to
1 Before this cloak came into possession or Kanicha-
...eloi I. its fabrication had been suing on through
. , , ' .
half feet nt Ihe bottom. Its ground-work is a coarse
netting, and to this the delicate feathers are attach -
I, w ith a skill and grace worthy of tho most civ -
,ili::edart. 1 ho ualhcrs luruung tho border arc
inverted; the whole presenting u bright yellow
,-olor. resembling a niautlo of gold. Thu birds
! from which th jsu splendid feathers wero taken had
hut two feathers of ihe kind, ami Ihey were located
1 one under each ing. It is a very rare specie
j i.M !tt.':i'-ft s i'u ....) peculiar only lo the higher
regions of Hawaii, nnd is cnught .till, great care
and much toil, Five of these feathers v ore valued
nt one dollar and a half. It is computed that at
least n million of dollars hae been expended on
... . T 1 Tl.. ............. 1 ll.ir
his gorgeous fabric Ibo gai men t ..self
be a lilting portion of the regalia of any Ku
monarch. icwmg it in (he scarcity of the I
..r ...I.! .1. it ... . . . , .i ...1 ni.l I lift iiv-iiiiniin r
I IIU p I, I IIH.-II I. imrii nuuiu
f which it is c.nipo.ed. anil t tie immense amount
of time and troubh) employed in procuring it, it
would be impossible for despotism to fabrics! it
mine magnificent or costly garment for it proudest
TOBACCO AND ITS FFFECTS.
i and the conseiiienL idleness nnd indolence it be
l'ogitive I gets, IS n,(lU(i,ti(lll wi uld 1 e n low cstimnle of tlio
' We are told that in H I'.). I..V).),()ll") persons,
one tenth of the entire poul.ilioii of the Lniteil
States, Cie eugagcJ in raising and manufacturing:
Tobacco, nnd at the nrcscnt time, not less than
1 J, ni HI.HIHI are ihns emplou'il. Tho Tobacco crop
of the United States in lci-in was nearly S'lO.OUO,-
; 1101) pottnils. And if we lake into account tlio
waste of hind and labor in raising it : tliC cipen-
scs attending ils manufacture nnd traffic, with th
i . i ; t. :.. I ..!....:..!
loss oi nine occupie i hi souioMiig mm oaniiif n,
4 I . I ,n ....I....1 . n D.1,11 .IIH1..IHI1,
; jursi-ni iiiniu.u h.m m ine n.in..., , .n,...-.........-
10 nrovnie everv uiirici oi our counu whii i uwo
Iio.d, every hamlet with a free church, and every
pauper w ith a free home.
"The consumption of segars alone in the city of
New York, in lSol, was computed nt S10,0t0 a
day : while the whole city paid hut ?S,.riH0 a day
for bread; this would be S.'(,li."( i,00fl a year for
segarn alone. The grimd Ki io Canal, three hun
dred and sixty four miles long, the longest in tlio
world with its eighteen aipieducls and eighty-four
locks, was in ide in six years, nnd cost but littl
over sT.iMNHMNi. The segar bill of New Yolk city
would have paid the whole in two years. If a line
of Atlantic steamers. Ihe pride of the ocean, wcro
all sunk, how s in:i would the segar money of that
one city rebuild the whole! It is a very moderate
segar smoker who spends only six cents a day;
and yet it amounts, to SJ'J.'.til a year ; a sum which
would be called an enormous tax, if laid on a
young man for the purposes cf government, or the
support of religious institutions. The same trilling
Hum, if put to annual interests, would in thirty
years, amount to SS,W.),!il ; and who does not wish
th it segars were banished from the world, when lie
; thinks in how many hundred ways this sum might
: have done srood, if laid out in educating and elevnt
i ing his childicii.
"If the tobacco 'consumption of the United
I States goes on in futuio increasing as it lias for
twenty years past, have we not reason to fear that
the nation of native, seemingly inventive, enterpri
sing, elticicnr Yankees, Hying all over the world,
will be actually smoked down to a nation as phleg
matic and stationary ns the smoking I'utchinan uf
" Iii the I' nited States, intelligo t physicians have
estimated that 20,(100 die every year from the use
of tobacco, nnd in Ucrmaiiy. where the streets, a
tho houses nro literally befogged w ith ti baceo
.... . . . .... . . .
smoke, the physicians have calculated that of all
the deaths that occur between the ages of eighteen
and thirty-live, one half originate in the waste of
the constitution by smoking. Tobacco exhausts
and deranges the nervous powers and produces a
long train of nervous diseases to w hich the stomach
:.. . : . ...... i m.. .i r. . i. .. .
in ii.iu.e, iinu csiiocia.iy inusu lujiua inai jru unu'-r
'the name cf dyspepsia, will, tl.cil kindred trail, of
evils. It also cxei'.s a disastrous infli.e.iee upon
tho mind, and freouently produc-cs un enfeeblinK
'. ' .
of purpose, melancholy, and sometimes insanity,
These are tho ultimate effects of the use of tobacco
and though one may not pcrcicvc them in l.is own
ease, we arc sure that the tendency of the drug is
always towards disease.
i ii ,rr;,r. oo-.-oa H...I tlm nnU ,,.,!. r,,,
ui inu inuiiiory, w iiui oi ciiui irv aim uiisieiiuiness
ruinous effects of tobacco is "to touch not, taste
not, handle not.' Hr. Shaw says, Charlatans may
go about, as indeed they have done, pretending to
have some secret remedy by which the tobacco ap
petite may be permanently destroyed. But nil
such pretence is from the father of lies. If, thro'
reaso.i, conscience, and religion, a man cannot
break oil' this habit, his case is forever a hopeless
A season of sickness is an excellent one :n which
to commence to reform ; because, under these cir
cumstances, nature, true to herself takes away all
longing for the accursed drug. True, no one
should w'uit for such an opportunity: but when it
does occur let it bo improved. 'The slaves of to
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treatment, te l us that the hea t i ul stiuiul
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forded hyt he water process enables them
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easiiy to rid themselves ot this pernicious
bacco who have undergone a course of hydropathic
I'l.vsos. We gather from tho Boston CltronicU
tho following facts in connection with the piano
forte business in Huston : not less than nix tliviimiml
pianos nre manufactured there annually, and tlioo
r"'e at Vr'wli r "K"' fr" two hundred and
twenty-live dollars to tiltecn hundred dollars each,
(if course a vast amount of lumber is used in their
construction ; there are establishments that con
stantly keep on hand from two bundled thousand
to two hundred and II ft y thousand feet of lumber,
' tl.at It may lie till. roil" lily lined ItClorc l-Cing used,
11,1,1 thus all possibility of shrinking or warping be
' avoided. The i.'.uiie of tho piano is commonly
: made of pu.e or chestnut; these materials ar
: brought from New llnmj sline and other parts of
the New Fnghind St iles. The veneering isof rose-
wook, and this s imported in logs, and sold at va-
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lorou numu. 1 .nit,-. ..uw
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I W llll'll IS Sold lit I.I1CCS Val Vlllg from tlirCO til
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i twenty-five tents per foot, according to the beauty
-of the wood. Black walnut is occasionally used,
: but this material is not so beautiful for veneering,
j although for curved work it is lunch in favor.
'I'll is wood is brought from Western New York,
1 Ma iiiirauv was ccnerally used a lew years
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but it is not 111 favor nt present. Cherry wood i
comn.oiily used for tho legs of pianos. The iron
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frames arc, for the most part, niude in Last ami
South Boston : these ure often quite ornamental,
and always of the best quality and manufacture.
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,s flll, of My. vmi,h of tmTAet
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burden; and that which muv justly work ourweari
'ness; yet infancy longeth after youth: nnd youtl:
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after more age: ami he, that is very old, as he is
uhill, ,,. giml,iicitv. so ho would be for years. I
lc0(mllt (lU , ' t,;u bost , ,,, . 'lr(,v fi
that it hath passed through the folly and disorder
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of tho others; partly, for that the inconvenionces
of this nre but bodily, w ith a bettered estate of
the mind; and partly for that it is nearest to disso
lution. Thevo is nothing more miserable, than tu
old man that would bo young again. It was a a
answer worthy the commendations of I'otraroh;
nnd that, wliicli argued a minu truly pnuosopuicii
of him, w ho. when Jiis iricnds bemoaned his ag
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appearing in his white temples, telling .Inrn hfl was
sorry to seo him look so old, replied, "Nar, b
sorry rather, that ever I was younjf, to bo a fouL
riensurciu general, is the npprhnM f
suitable object, suitably applied to a rightly iln
j posed (acuity : nnd h i i limit l o conversant botll
t about the I'.u.'ultics ol tlui body uud of tba tout