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Vol, XVII,
BR ATTLEB.ORQ, Vt, WEDNESPjft. OCTOBER 5, 1853.
No, 52.
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jTUE JQJJB'M O C U A T
IBjfru'III.ISIIKD Bvfcftt WEDNESDAY MlHl.TIftO, DT
3SX0' v" NICHOLS.
UmcSlNo. D Granito How, bDposito the Stngfl Home.
Terms- or tlio New'-VblUmc, 18523?
B.centsiw lUitifegjliii
actiuctatliWlioii tii
Clubs of not less than (lw, paid fit once In ndvance. SI ,25.
Slnile Ws lv mall Sltfl. in to hTSii lind '
. vnnce or tatttfoctorv reference civen i
Village subscribers wlio havo their paper; left at their doors forty dollara a year, he might go where lie pleased.
$2,01) per annum, payable at the end of the year. 1 fa fa "i"
' mi' ... i- i I The offer was gladly accepted, and in 1805 lie moved
THE LOST HUSBAND to I'hilndelpliia, with liis mother and family. He sawed
i wood for a living, and soon established such a charac
. Wno ha, taken away my husband and put that ,er for illuU5l am, ,,, )at , , , .
In nil m Iiie illfin 3 'Ili.il ruin r. t-.nl M I. .1.-.. .1 rT . .
."' " i 1 "uk
l"o face Is not his. The voice is not his
The sound
tf the footstep is not his."
So said Mrs. Y. to a friend to whom she was un
bosoming tho long concealed agnny that had been con
suming her spirit and wasting her flesh. What elo
quence in tliat question of the lovely Christian wife
of a besotted drunkard. " Who has taken away my
husband and put thai man in his place?"
No, my sore stricken sister, " He whom thou now
hast is not thy husband." This Is not he to whom thou
gavest thy young heart with its wealth of love, in its
joyful trust. His face was bright and manly; his Is
beastly and bloated. His voice was full and kind ;
li is is a surly growl, llis step was light and elastic;
his is heavy and shuflling. He promised to love and
cherish thee, and his presence was a joy ; lie has j
filled thy heart with grief, and thy home with shame,
God help thee and thy sons and daughters; especially
that tender one whom disease hath long aflliclcd, whose
pallid face and tearful look of sadness tells of a sorer
EioluAui Vf-IKT I'Mt.U. God.liclp'theoJ for in vain is
the help of man : they who would cannot, and they
will not who could.
Who has taken away thy husband? Alas ! you know
full well who is the guilty man-stcalcr. His barra
coon is not on the distant shores of Africa, but hero in
our midst. Hero he entrenches himself, not behind
stonewalls frowning with cannon; but amidst barrels
and bottles, llis defenders are no soldiers hired with
gold; but with rum and rotes'.
He steals not once only, but daily. Ho is not like
other men-slealers, who support those who enrich
them. Daily he takes thy husband from thee, with
what little of humanity is restored by sleep and thy
patient nursing; and sends him back to thee at night
to draw fresh supplies from thy toils, and inflict fresh
pangs on thy wounded heart.
Is this the land of liberty and equal rights? Oh,
birth-place of my fathers, State of my former pride, j
Connecticut, I blush for theo ! Legislators of 1853,
1 blush for thee ! Legislators of IS.VJ, 1 pray for you.
" Father, forgive them"" lay not this sin to their
charge 1"
I'oters of 165-1 ! whose fathers were foremost in the
Blruggle for independence, will you bo slaves of men
stealers? Shall not a " line he mada" for such ?
O Lord, how long? Thou God of tho widow and
Father of the fatherless 1 wilt thou not help those who
would g'tvo hack husbands to wives mm-., nlllir.tcd than
widows, and fathers to children more oppressed than
those whom death has made complain ? Examiner.
YOUNG MAN.
Save that penny pick up that pin let that ac
count be correct to a farthing find out what that bit
of ribbon coils before you say " you will take it"
pay that half dime your friend handed to you to make
change with in a word, be economical be accurate
know what you aro doing be honest and then be gen
erous, for all vou have or acquire thus belongs to you
by every rulo of right, and you may put it to any good
use. And you will put it to good use if you acquire it
justly and honestly, for you have a foundation, a back
ground which will always keep you above the waves of
evil. It is not parsimonious to be economical. It is
not miserly to save a pin from loss. It is not small to
know the price of articles you arc about to purchase,
or to remember the little debt you owe. What if you
do meet Bill Pride, decked out in a much better suit
than yours, the price of which he has not yet learned
from his tailor, and he laughs at your faded dress and
old-fashioned notions of honesty and right, your day
will come. Tranklin, who from a penny-saving boy,
walking thc streets with a roll under his arm, became
n companion for kings, says, " take care of the pen
nies, and the dollars will lake care of themselves." La
Fitte, the celebrated French banker, when leaving the
house to which he had applied for a-clcrkship, was not
too proud or careless to pick up a pin. This simplo
pin laid the foundation of his immense wealth. Tho
wise banker saw the act, called him back, and gave
him employment, convinced by this seeming small
circumstance of his ability and honesty. Be just and
then be generous.
Yes, bo just always, and then you can always be
generous, Benevolence is a great duly, a heaven
given privilege, by which you not only benefit the ob
ject, but feel a sensation of joy to your own soul which
is worth more, far more, than gain. But you may not
give your neighbor's goods. Your own just earnings
you should always share with tho needy ; but gener
osity can never be measured by the amount yon lavish
on a fine dress, or that you spend with your friends to
Balisfy the repuirements of vanity and folly. What if
they do pat you on the shoulder? They would do as
much to any dog that would servo them. It is the
service not yourself that gels the flattery, or you spend
your money for naught, certainly. Well, let tho girls
say you aro small, rather than spend one dollar you
heed for a book. Get the book, if it is a good one; it
will tell you that no girl worth having ever selected a
man for a husband for his long lailor or livery stable
bill more than for his long ears.
CAT AND BAT STORY.
TiiE llarcrlttll Hepullican tells n good story. It
Bays that it witnessed a cat nursing a kitten and three
young rats. The cat had four kittens, and the owner
Wiled three of them. A few days after ho found that
the old cat had supplied the placo of tho kittens with
three young rats about as large as mice.
"These she would caress and wash and fondlo in
thc same manner as she did her own offspring, and
apparently knew no difference between thefh. Thus
things went on until wo saw thcin, at the ago of about
two months, when Iho rats had. become about half
grown. The family is yet together and happy in each
other's society ; the mother is doing well as could be
expected, and appears as proud of her own and her
adopted young ones as any other cat with a, family.
We have ever deemed it possible for the Lion and
Lamb to lie down together, but until we saw this
sight the idea never occurred to our mind that a Mrs.
Pussy could so far pull lho wool over her eyes as to
foster and protect a nest of rats, deeming the 111 to be
not only kittens, but bone of her bone and flesh of
her flesh. Wonders will never ccaie."
From Mrs Child's LI Co of Isaao T. Hopper.
lJANIEIi 1IKNSOX. .
Dahiei, and his m6ther wcro slirvcs to Vtuy Boots,
of Delaware. His nthslcr Was,lti the habit of. letting
iiiinaut'to-1iclBhborinc.fan tiiclwft'.
Zca'iifniaelrDariicltliniirniotrleilinP
'Wanltryrll is-' mother waT'ol J'iiih I f j plcJy-,nii d " t h 6
maslcr' "ndm(? 11 rall,er burdensome to support lier,
Dj
were n 1 he ha . 1 nf mnt.lnvl.., I,;...
to purchase- their I
wood and prepare it for the winter. Upon "one occa- j
eion, when lie brought In a bill to Alderman Todd, that 1
......
gentleman asked l.im ,f he had not charged rather
high. Darnel excused himself by saying he had an
aged mother to support, in additio to his own family ;
and that ho punctually paid his master twenty dollars
every six months, according to an agreement he had
made with htm. When the Alderman heard the pai-
liculars, his sympathy was excited, and he wrote to
Isaac T. Hopper requesting him to examine into the
case, stating his own opinion that Daniel had a legal
right to freedom.
The wood-sawyer started off with the note with great
alacrity, and delivered it to Friend Hopper, saying, in
very animated tones, " Squire Todd thinks I am free!'
He was in a state of agitation between hope and fear.
When he had told his story, ho was sent home to get
receipts for all the money he had paid his master since
his arrival in Philadelphia. It waseasy to prove frorii
these that he had been a resident in Philadelphia, with
his owner's consent, a much lonpcr time than tho law
required to make lilnia free man. When Friend Hop.'
per gave him this information, he was overjoyed. Jle
could hardly believe it. Thc tidings seemed too good
to be true. When assured that he was ccrlainlv free.
bevond all disnuln. and thm l,n ,! ,
i
,lf I,. i,i .... , ,
of Ins hard earnings to a maslcr, tho tears rolled down
;u uown
"'a wm-, ma!
she also might hear the glad news. When Friend Hop
.i
per was an old man, he often used to remark how well
he remembered their beaming countenances on that oc
casion, and their warm expressions of gratitude to God.
Soon after this interview, a letter was addressed to
Perry Boots, informing him that his slavo was legally
free, and that he need not expect any more of his
wages. He came to Philadelphia immediately, to an
swer the letter in person. His first salutation was,
"Where can 1 find that uncrateful villain. Dan? I
will take him homo in irons
Friend Hopper replied, Thou wilt find thyself re
lieved from such an unpleasant task ; for I con easily
convince thee that the law sustains thy slave in taking
his freedom."
Heading the Jaw did not satisfy him. lie said ho
would consult a lawyer, and call again. When he re
turned, he found Daniel waiting to sec him ; and ho
immediately began to upbraid him for being so un
grateful, Daniel replied, " Master Perry, it was not
justice that made me your slave. It was the law, and
you tooK auvnmugtr unu - xiim tfraau--...
free ; and ought you to blame mo for taking the advan
tage which it offers mo ? But suppose I were not free,
what would you be willing to take to manumit me ?"
His master, somewhat softened, said, Why, Dan, i
I always intended to set you free some time or other." j
1 am nearly tony years oiu, rejoineu nis uomiman ; iy iroiu inu euujia ; ntuiiuu-ii uiun, imuuiiii iu
" and if I am ever to be free, 1 think it is high time and fro with idiotic leer ; soldiers in tlicir scarlet uni
now. What would you bo willing to take for a deed of forms, released from duty a few hours, mingling with
manumission ?" tho masses, their gay, flaunting colors giving an as-
Mr. Boots answered, Why, I think you ought to
S've me a hundred dollars."
Well I
" Would that satisfy you, Master Perry?
can pay a hundred dollars," said Daniel.
tlnrp Pripnil Ilnnnpr Inlprfi.ri.il nni! pliapr.-nil ll.nrp
was nothing rightfully duo to tho master; that if jus -
tice were done in the case, he ought to pay Daniel for
his labor ever since he was twenty-one years old.
The colored man replied, I was a s ave to Master
1 ' ... ...ud.b.
Terry's father; and be was kind to mc
i
and I are about the same ago. We were brought
u'""Si "I"
more like two brothers than like master and slave. I
can better afford to give him a hundred dollars than ho
ca" a"uru uu wimuui 1.1 1 win go iioiuc ami get tue
money, it you will make out the necessary papers
while I am gone."
surprised and grouiicd Dy me nobility ol soul mam-
festedin these words, Friend Hopper said no more to
nis L'uuoruus purpose. 110 urouinu
one hundred silver dollars, and Perrv Boots sicrncd a
receipt for it, accompanied by.a deed of manumission,
He wished to have it inserted in the deed that ho was
not to be responsible for the support of the old woman
But Daniel objected; saying, "Such an agreement
would imply that I would not voluntarily support my
poor old mother."
When the business was concluded", ho invited his for
mer master and Friend Hopper to dine with him, say
ing, " we are going to havo a pretty good dinner in
honor of the day." Mr. Boots accepted lho invitation,
but Friend Hopper excused himself, on account of an
engagement that would detain him till after dinner.
When he called, he found that they had not risen from
table, on which wcro the remains of a roasted turkey,
a variety of vegetables, and a decanter of wine. Friend
Hopper smiled when Daniel remarked, "I know Mas
ter Perry loves a littlo brandy, but I did not like to get
brandy; sol bought a quart of Mr. Morris' best wine,
and thought that would do instead. I never drank any
thing but water myself."
Soon after Daniel Benson became a free man, he
gave up sawing wood, and opened it shop for the sale
of second-hand clolhirjg. He was successful iu bu
siness, brought up his family very reputably, and sup
ported bis mother comfortably to thc end of her days.
For many years ho was a class leader in the Methodist
church for colored people, and his correct deportment
gained tho respect of all who knew him.
TO I'AUEOTS.
He who checks a child with terror,
Stops its play and stills its song,
Not ulono commits an error,
But a great, a moral wrong.
CUve it play and never fear it
Active life Is uo defect;
Never, never break Its spirit
Curb It only to direct.
Would you plop tho flowing river,
Thinking It would ccaso to flow?
Onward it must flow forever J
Ucttcr teach it whero to go.
Thought Uettkh of it. A resident of St Louis
recently sued for a divorce- from his wjfe in ono of tho
courts of that city, and obtained it. Ho went to New
Orleans and engaged in business, whilo sho remained
in St. Louis with her friends. The yellow fever
drovo the divorced husband back to St. Louis, where
ins nrst act was to seek out lus former partner, with
whom the marriage knot was re-ticd,
From llis Jatlounl Era. 1
inciter from tlic TMilorv j
. EniNnunau, August 0, 1853.
Everyboilyltalks' of London, and 'Paris 'but in pic-'"
. ."""? Jf'iA. .f ' "v f.t. -r 2 "At'
iifi wpn I i.iii .TirriKTii;i:i:-
west, separated by deep, narrow vallics, and gadual-
ly ascending westerly till llicy terminate abruptly in
precipitous wild-looking clifls. The highest of tlieso
is called Arthur's Seat, which rises to the height of
nearly nine hundred feet above the level of the eea,
and commands a view of Mid Lolhian, the portion of
Scotland most replete with historic interest, of fields,
on which have been fought some of its greatest bat
tles, of localities rendered immtfrtal hv the genius of
Walter Scott a view, comprehending in its range
1,t;.,l,.,w.1. T nitli ll.n I, ,-,,! l.Vill. ...III. . i, .,.,
1 A.il II .1. 1 I II, .1... , IIIU UIUIIU A lllll, ..III! III. IIUIIII.I
ous viaC9 0lt its shorcs, tl.e T.omon.l, Orampian aiul
ljammerniuir Hills, the distant peaks of llcnlomond
j aml I)encdi) nnJ thc Grrmall Qccan. The next lidgc
is Salisbury Craggs, the next, which is lower, is that
oll ,jr.h stands the Castle of Edinburgh, and on the
Cxt, still lower, is the site of tho New Town,
j The Old Town, with its gloomy ranges or lofty,
quaint old houses, is to us peculiarly attractive. It
is built on the narrow ridgo abovo mentioned, Uiich
I terminates on tho west in the almost inaccessible cliff
on whiclrstands the Castle. From this long summit
' of tho ridgo, funs the main street, gently descending
easterly, till it reaches tho Palace of Holy rood, stand
ing at its fflbt. Through this, in olden times, mov
ed many a splendid pageant; nnd hero were tho lous
es of tho nobility, which ranging from five to ten sto
ries higl solid and gloomy, wcro doubtless looked
upon as magnificent in thoso limes. Uut centuries
hav'd done their work, dark, dirty, dilapidated, they
BioTibft' tho (lcll;ng3 pf. thc poor.!- Tho. proud go
bies aro defunct or deported ; and their once princely
habitations, now let out in stories or rooms, aro crowd
ed with all borls of miserable-looking people. As
1 Juu Is aioujj "rccis, you moit ai mc narrow
1 6luno stairways, vornlby thejread of ages, and won-
,,. , .... , , JTS!S.Sffi. ii v... .. ...
,irt . . m.i,. .-., !., T.l l l t .... .. , ,
, ... , ,n, , .-lh.w5! ,t of v,
years, rises before
' ..-.. -- j-
you, and yon look up, up, up, till your neck cracks,
and you see, hung out to dry, from that small win
dow, somo old clothes belonging to a poor family, oc
cupying perhaps tho onco favorito chamber of tho
Earl of Dumfries. Every few yards, narrow, low
entrances, dreary as a dungeon's gateway, lead into
what arc called "closes," very dark, contracted courts,
packed with houses, story piled on story, to a dizzy
height damp, filthy, without a spot of verdure, and
where God's sunshine never comes. Thousands of hu
man beings live here how, it is hard tojsay ; but hu
man natures has a marvellous faculty of adaptation :
with capacities for association with angols, it can ac
commodate itself to tho condition of hrulea.
Sundays, these gloomy houses and dungeon closes
pour out their contents into thc main street, which is
so thronged that you can hardly pass. Wo walked
through it twice last Sunday. What a spectacle I
Men, women, and children, m every variety of cos
tume, hundreds of them bare-footed, barc-lcggcd, rag
ged, horribly dirty, gossiping in groups, sitting in the
door-ways, ranged along tho curb, flat on tho narrow
vacnit7iTt ; "biiuuiiu
lieilt ;blHlUIIU MUlliOII, Willi CMJUdllU 1 lilUtl 15' ll lilO
breast ; pale littlo cirls, nursing pitiable littlo babies:
noisy boys, with just clothes enough to cover their na-
kedness, wallowing in the dirt ; sickly men and wo-1
men, come forth from confined, noisome chambers, to
breathe a purer air ; red-faced men and women, reck-1
' PBCt of btrango picturesqucness to a secno otherwise
pauuui. juhi an mis may uo seen in iiigu street, mo
Srcat Etrcct of ,l10 cily wl,ich 8131,(1 man-v of ils
I grandest edifices, and which is full of tho memorials
1 of a glorious past. For instaneo, the fjmons palace of
1 "u,yruu" 13 "-' 0f an ordinary fire-plaeo, answer for warming, cook-
' faTUS CaSll' f .ol,!or T 1 f """I ,nf" a,,d a11 PurP0MS fur wllich firo is ncc,led- Vel-
j V.f xSh' with tho all-surrounding gloom and ! ti)ation U cn;!Clllay Spcurcd, and ,0 complete is tho
1 dllalllda ,on- wo find !ho I,rc0.C1,urch C" lcf -. w,lh 1 provision for disposing of iho waste matter, without
, r.,e-,lt.n Inii'trD ,l.n ViMprifi llnll it'illi ifa iitimp.1. m. rt .1 .1 . 1 i . ...
im i.io.,..u .u..o, ..... . .v.... .......
J rial spiro ; several cnurcnes 01 graceiui
tlm. 1 an : of Scut and : tho 11a and
iTihhd and Acricultural Society of
ljamcnt Square, with its fino public buildii
lMa strcet, too, onco stood the Tolhooth, associated
wjt, somo 0f ,10 greatest events in Scottish history ,
am tl,0 Cross of Edinburgh, whore proclamations of
Stato used to be mado ; and hero still stands tho
Church of St. Giles, (in which, two centuries ago,
, ino zealous jciiiiy uuuuta rcuuiveu too iiisuon 01 r.u-
inburch fur darint? to sav mass in it. bv throwni!? a
stool at his head ;)..aad the quaint old houso of the
lion-hearted Johnwpox, the lower part of which, I
om cpmr tn on. iq nmv nrnstllnfr.il In llm c-tln nf
. T , .
whiskey, while abovo remain the queer-looking let -
ors, car4eu uy .a u te.uo,,, " y " yr
heart, and your na ghbor as yourself !
I thought we had seen the worst; but just beforo
IT 1 a 1 . .1
a j- - - --
11 1 tt . ; 1 .1 1 - n .1
";'- , - e -
aio better cared for, havo more tolerable lodgings than I
these people.
Instead of redeeming Old Town from its degrada-1
tion, tho bettor classes generally have retired to what,
is called New Town. Hero the streets are wide,
regular, well paved and clean, tho houses largo and
substantial, 'and thero is every indication of plenty
anu rasie. otrangers, connning inemseives 10 tins
part of tho town, aro in tho habit of describing Ed
inburgh as a beautiful and well ordered city ; but
am always looking out for tho quarters of the poor,
I like to sco whero and how tho toiling people livo.
NVealth is about tho samo everywhere. Having seen
tho homes of tho rich and respectable itfginc-city, you
have seen them in all ; nut poverty )ms as many col
ors as Josoplt's coat. I tlesxight I hadfeeen every va
riety of wretchedness in London, Paris, and tho cit
ies of the llhina ; but Edinburgh has a wretchedness
of its own.
Is it not marvellous that in a city that boasts uf the
costliest benevolent institutions; whero science has
been cultivated with the most signal success ; the
fame of whoso poetry and philosophy atd divinity
has gone out into, all tho earth ; whoro such men as
Macaulcy, atidCbalmgrs, and Scettand Stewart havo
Jived; in acity "fullof intelligence, and tasto, and
Icizuro, and Orthodox: zeal no remedy, scarcely a
palliative, should hav6bccn found, for tho misery
and degradation of soTnanv thousands of its citizens
Lake Windermere. TKmh. 13. Sinco tho fornnninrr
was written. I havo been to Glasnow. 1 intend nn
peculiar reproach to Edinburgh for the condition of
its poor. It is no greater sinner in this respect than
other cities of the Old World, Glasgow, a city
whoso groivth is about as remarkable as that of Now
, York, Is just as bad as Edinburgh. . Its commerco is
I great, l manufacturing industry wonderful, its wealtli
nugo paranci witit mat o itau just .en. 11 was sun paid fur ,ll0 villanois dwellings bo common among 0f WOman, unmindful of tho rights or man, and wo im,.ul fffiS saved him from disgrace sfnd ruirt.
more thronged ; and such was tho aspect of the pco-, l0 ,,our. ! horo cnlor our soemri protcst aainst lhe foolisl, and 'It ,,1 a Hving thing in the bo.b.ii of thd
plo and their habitations, that ono felt doubtrul whetb- This institution ras built by a company organized absurd custom that tho community havo generally a- motiier .Whoso son tarried long after tho promised
or it was entirely safo to proceed. Horses and hogs muier a charter which limits tho dividends among tho 1 .innied. vii : Thai of settinrr woman anartias an ob- ... . f, fr..m .nu,;n .
Itsliuildinssfnr
and reidcfico, arc of solid stone, massive and bcauti-
tub JJi proportion to its population, it contains more
nho.loikMc bouses than London. Uut, oil ! ihcdvrel-
ingsyj the wretchedness of its poor ! How fierce-
abodes and luxury of. the
I .itas,;that BOjWido is tl
it cn.lurcd, that thiTl)uW
point uf sclf-rcnecr, nnd the rich to bo exalted abovo
the point ol syitaathy. Millions are laid out unon
the palaces of rolilty, on barracks and hospitals for
t0'l)lc" i " caliedrals and conveniences fur the
i nuruii , on iiiuiivncnis nnd memorials ot men illus
trious from tlicir dads of mere position. Then, thcro
are noble hospitals tnd asylums, universities, and char
ity schools, and casollatcd prisons, looking like grand
and gloomy old cascs. And in this way havo Prido
and Taste, Loyalty ind Patriotism, Ileligion, Philan
thropy and Justice, jiarcd gorgeous specimens of ar
chitecture, highly ornamental, and designed m grati
fy the tastes and waqsof tho ruling classes, or to re
lievo somo of tho mdp palpable and obstrusivc of tho
lower but, as a gen'fal fact, it is true that tho mas
ses of the poor in the- ordinary state aro still unpro
vided for, and almost il cared fjir. They aro unclean,
uneducated, and addicld to brutish pleasures.
That wliieh particiUrly distinguishes the poor of
tho oldjjvorld irom thojo ol our country, is their filth
and want of sclf-icspcf.. In Glasgow, tho "lower
class," bare-headed ajid bare-footed, their children
tumbling about the stricts, look as if water had nev
er come near them ; tleir houses reck with all sorts
of odors. Seaioely aiy appear ambitious to appear
well themselves, or li dress their children decently.
And yet 't is a seastn of great prosperity, I am told,
among tlo operatives they aro getting plenty of work
and gnat wages.
immcnsl-
j.ouia) no that tlioro.is nonradical remedy fbr.ofibo grcatcst.licroigin and of continued suffering.
this cTXxecpt in a total change' of the relations uf j Prophets, Disciples 'ami" relormoTSTliavo t'SiioTorth"
capital tijlaborj hut certainly, even under the pres
ent system, a great deal might bo done in the way of
mclinratij'n. What the poor want -specially in the
cities of , lie Old World arc, temperance, education, and
comfortable houses. So long as tho example of the
higher classes and the policy of Government encour
age drkking, and give sanction to ale-houses, gin
shops, and whiskey stores ; so long as Iho intolerance
of an osublished church or of priestcraft, and the pet
ty jealoisics of dissenters, prevent tho institution of
common schools lor the secular education of tho chil
dren of tho wholo community ; so long as capitalists
or owners of houses are permitted to build or keep
staudingjencmcnts fur the poor without any provision
for their comfort or real wants, so long must they re
main as tlioy are.
The importance of clean, wholesome habitations
for thepcoplo cannot bo too much insisted upon.
Lodge afamily in a house not fit for a pig-pen, and
howcM'you expect the tenants to respect themselves?
With what charm ol homo can they invest it?
What is there to domesticate tho wife, to hasten tho
fooUteps of thc weary husband homewards, to keep
the children from wallowing in the gutter? His earn
ings should bo enough to make them comfortable in a
decent house, but thoy aro not enough to command
such houses as tho rich live in, and decent dwellings
for, tho poor aro not to bo found. Capital would mako
LIUtVO-WlA-m., ill,'
-"--'wollutcs: wl
i ten por cent, on tho petty iiiooiiileiii r
icreas it maucs
i nas muuo in
i the infernal hovels it compels them now to live in.
T,0 sclCmo of mM ,0j ; houscS or as
., b u .,1 j f ., ; f f ,mlmisn
t vjsi,ej ,lc iargC3t of these in Londoii It is a neat,
substantial structure, five stories high, surrounded
wilh a largo yard, which is carefully kept cleamand 1110 irnon u "'5 iJanllcr w" llics0 worthies were a dear old lady, with nicely crimped and plaited cap
dry. It is divided into several sections, With spiral uPon dlllyi tlno r them who had probably taken too 1 boarder, and the old fashioned spectacles as pleasant
stone stairways leadino- to them, and these arCsubdi-! muc1'' ""S1" a fall h? wI,lcll his musket was dis-, a picture of tho homo grandmother as any living heart
vided in each story into suits of two or three rooms I char8ci- I his unexpected report so alarmed tho oth-1 coud wjsi, , sco, Tho oraclo of tho family tho
a pantry, scullery, hydrant, water closet, dust shaft,
1 drain, &c, being connected with each suit : in ono
I room 0r w,ici, js a eoin pleti
mjn mlt )itti0 (uc( anj tai;j
letc range, which, consu-
ing up merely tho spaco
irouuio or onenco, inai, as inoro nccu do no carrying
nu;ct. a sujt 0f rooms ,i,s amply
I ligllti firo, water, ventilation, and drainago, a family
of orJiuary size mar livo in cleanliness, comfort, and
' retirement in one word, establish a home. Tho
. buildin" contains apartments enough for ono hundred
nr.(i ncpntv.livn l:iini ps. anil so well aro their advan-
. i,e(pr,,l il,nt il,n iim 1 iU nlv
tilreQ rooms wcro uioecunied. Nothing could exceed
, ,i10 .,r.uT anj nuipt -ithcro was scarcely as much bus -
lle 35 you may sun 1, u bhii j.-.iiSumi noiu,. wuiki.-
1 lei, wlh tho cstablislment ?ro wash-rooms, and a yard
tie as you may sen il a still English hotel. Connec-
fl)r 6tyms clolllCa ; u.u all mat is necueu to mauo 11
perfect in every respect, is a well filled library, a
Bcllool and a bathing house for tho benefit of thc res-
... . . .
luuill lauiuico
1 . . . .
11 w . w u . . . . .M ,.u. HV .....
sniiungs a ween, " muio .uuu ......
stockholders to five per cent., and provides that what -
ever pr0fit3 shall accrue beyond shall be appropriated
10 enlarging and improving the accommodations. What
j3 thero to prevenfsuch institutions from becomingas
Co,nmun as the evil of poverty, but tho selfishness of
capital ? Thero ro rich men enough in every city
t0 provide, underfuch charters, comfortable tenements
. for an jt3 poor, al reasonablo rents, without damaging
- 1 their incomes,
I js, enjoyment
put wealth, too often intent upon self-
cr inordinate gain, is reckless of the
blastin" mildew of poverty.
If a speculator can mako
twiea as much bv packing a dozen families in a house
fit neither for man nor beast, as ho could by erecting
ncat dwellings in which they could live with cleanlt
ncss and comfort, what docs he caro 1 Ho lias sacri
ficed his conscience on tho altar of Mammon ; why
bbitild he not sacrifice on lho samo altar tho comfort,
llis character, the health, lho very life-blood of tho
defenceless poor? G. 11.
The Hidden Life. Among tho workings of tho
hidden Iifeivvithin us which wo may experience but
cannot explain, is thero anything moro remarkable than
those mysterious mural influences constantly exercised,
if .1 . 1 1
either for attraction or repulsion, by ono human boing
over another 1 In tho simplest, as in tho most im
portant affairs of life, how startling, how irresistible
How often wo feel ami know, either
is thwr power !
t pie;
lasurably or painfully, that another is looking on us,
'ore wo havo ascertained the fact with our owhtjes. !
! Left
How often we prophesy truly to ourselves lho ap-
proach of friend or enemy just beforo cither havo
reiUiy uppeiiruu . Juw nuu..(ji i; u. uj-x;
become convinced, at a first introduction, that wo
shall secretly love this person and loathe thai, beforo
alMUjericnco Iia3 guided us wan a single laci in relation
flKheir characters. Collins' Basil.
arcniteciurc : r nn.i.;nn. i.i ..n i.;..i.pCi n..,ni. f r"""" iuuiwiuini, uv.uui wwui
Museum of the lll0 Urnrise of ncrsuns wno ilad nrciudued tho case. our Bon'cs, 'ou J' you nave
Scotland ; Par- fnr . nmlhonr ,),., I.ml.nol rnnl P". that Tight SpCClllly, for " 1 llO W
,gs; and on on acc0Unt of the pun air, open prospect, and perfect c,om,nS' . wU" ieir Iriemla, and tlio Wain
from tho Tcnn. Freeman. 'v
God's Time to Abolish Slavery,
"W ait," sank tho Quaker, and "Divine
do tho tvqtit." ."'Prtiy ," saitli his Calvlnistie I
noighbor, "and tho Lorjl's hand shall bo stretched1 j
forth for thq slavo's deliverance ;" and whilo tints '.
grow-
ucl-f
Pharaoh's under the' eflliriued perpetration of Iniquity,
Such 'waiters' and prayers, however involuntarily
they may ho so, aro none tho less the efficient auxil- production of art and nature. A largo and valuable
iaries of Slavery, the hindrances of emancipation, a library spread its shelves bebro him, whilo Poesy
sort of non-conducting inertia between tho liro of An- and Music throw their captivating powers arouud and
ti-Slavcry truth and tho evil it would consume. Un-' charmed this bower of Eden. To finish, ho married
susecptiblo o( conversion, and incapablo of much ac- j a young lady of accomplished mind an'l graceful inan
tivity for any reform, it has littlo to do but to pass ncrs. Uut into this earthly paradise tho serpent, In
over or by them, as best it may, to thc promotion of temperance, entered. Many were tho prayers of his"
its object.
It is amazing that this class of opposers never real
izes its obligations to those activities which it depre
cates; standing in tho focus of the light of time, en
joying the fruition of tho world's life and labor for
centimes, it docs not perceive that its advantages are
but thc aggregate result of tho labor and suffering and
sacrifice of men who preceded it, whoso prayer was j spirit winged its way to its God. Tho terrified ser
that of action, and whose 'waiting' was a reverent vants fled for assistance IIo was arrested, put in
watchfulness for opportunities to promote human wcl- confinement ; ho slept. When tho fumes of liquor
fare. passed off ho awoke; and, astonished, said to hist
Even the material progress of tho world is marked keeper, "Where am 1 1 how camo I here ?" They an
by an immense expenditure of human energy and trea- swercd, "You aro in prison : toil have committed
sure, ami piten ol inc. I he great discoveries or in
ventions which havo wrought eras in human condi
tions tho art of printing, the uso of gunpowder, thc
necdlo, the slcam engine, the electric telegraph, and i
thc caloric engine wcro all the result of toil and sac
rifice, while tho stupendous changes in tho moral
world aro alike the consequences of ceaseless activity,
with their lives in their hands have toiled and fallen.
until literally the path of tho race is among thc tom!)3
of it3 martyrs ; but their warfare has mado tho victory
nearer and surer, and tho last battle must be fought
by thc same means and with equal energy.
God's time is that time when man seeks to banish
ungodly things, and to inaugurate Divino Laws into
power, and apply them as his laws of life.
There is no pro-slavery so detestable and hurtful
as that which, having a seeming sympathy for tho
slave, is yet in positive hostility, whining conscien
tious excuses for its altitudo ; trying to escape tho 11-
niversal obligations of humanity by pleas of special
exemption ; blaspheming God by attributing to his
providence the existenco and continuance of those in
! iniiilinQ wliipli mnn li:ls r.rnnfnil. mid wliirli it i hia
'I-'-- J "
special business to remove.
Anti-Slavery has this largo class to contend vitff
and will always havo it, for such people are constitu
tionally averse to labor and sacrifice, and it is easier
for them to await tho Providential overthrow of evil
than to "work in faith for tho deliverance ;" this class
will live to wait tho "Lord's time" for tho removal
of war or some other evil long after slavery is abol-
, 1 1 t ; .1 A Ol I; Ml ....
lsncu, anu in 111c meantime vnti-oiavcTy win coiuiu
uo its warfare, aggressive as truth, active as tho
'leaven,' until thc victory is won and tho nation is re
stored to tho likeness of Freedom. P.
Tho women of Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana.,
j mado a crash ot the decanters ol two groggerics in
I that place, on the 10th Sept. and then quietly retired.
Tho grogsellcrs afterwards employed somo of their
, c.usl"mors wna !el"r.v w loaileu mtisKcis. ys
'J""- '" lf,ax-u ",u "lu u"'u ltu S
' tliey'vo s,lt,t Jim ! '."and away they went, forbear
me, witlioutevcn snappingltlieir musUets. J liefest
thing thep could have don6We commend their ex- ashes-r-what should wo do without tho home grand
ample to all grogsellcrs and their defenders. mother ! How many little faults sho hides I What
"Tho women aro coming." Grogsellcrs and to-1 a delightful special pleader is she when the rod trem-
pers,
lOOKout. llioy aro coming to our blatO i'air
Willi a otaic .temperance convention, lliey aro
coming at Now York, with ,a Whole World'sVTcm-
firclncksrand set
golJlcTEcam-
omen aro
no Law.
rrendcr.
Ohio Dusk.
To tho interrogation, "Is tho Standard an advo
cate of the rights of women ?" wo emphatically an-
' VPlr vpa i
11. .1:.. : n r . .
i .. -. c .1 r ! .1.-.
' .iln i, nd,niiiPil m thn oninvment of an cnnil nanici -
1 miinn in ihn rlnbia of ritiipnsbin in cnmmnn with
mailt -v0 regard it as a fundamental truth that tho
man, 0 regard it as a lunuamental trutli mat 1110
nofct SI,hRrc of wf)man ia Iint confined merely to the
d0mpSlic or hnrnQ circe ; but that it is her privilege
cmlal.y wilh man t0 excrt her influence for tho ame-
ljnraiinn of iho human race, and mirifv bv her- nres -
- - 1
i.i.(.,, Tiiin i;x;iiiiiiim iiu uijuaca aim uura inai Luiiu il
1
, society. lor are wo wnuo advocating 1110 rigius
1 jcct l0 bo revered and worshipped, a being too puro
' andjmmaculato for this mundane sphere and unquali-1
j fiedfor this ruugh and tumble world of ours. I
Jt is a part of our faith that God created woman to
bo a "help meet" unto man, to sharo his sorrows and j
afflictions, his happinessmnd prosperity, and this can
only be truly accomplished by allowing her to enter
i inTrjwaH that interests man. We insist upon it then '
that woman has no right to bo a drone' in '
hive of Humanity, lint sho be pormittcd to a
the; r?rcat i
itv. that she be pormittcd to act out mo
; j,art allotted to her by the great Eather of all
Let us then do all in our power to. break down tho
m.mv lmrriprit that shut out woman from her nrnner
sphero of usefulness in lhe world, let her enter free-
ly into nil the political, moral, and fcocial qgostions of'
tho day, and wo aro no prophciif lho opposite of what
tias ucen preuicicu ut net uu uut uuuiu uuu, uuu mui
instead of woman's becoming contaminated by her as
sociation with man, man wilf be tho better enabled to
withstand tho varying fortunes of life LamVcncou raged
... . i , i i !rfi- lr....t
. . forliludo 'hoered bv her smile, mid purified
b' le ,,o will become a better man, a bet -
' .-.,,. and a better christian. Frccflort (UU
F - -
Standard.
Capital Hit". In a lsto temperance meeting HojM
ace Grcelv camo forward in response to numerous and i
j repeated calls, and said, that wilhiif his immediate
recollection', 'tlioMempe'rance cause had been utterly
ruined (as it was said), threo distinct times first,
when the pled go of'total abstinenco was introduced
again, when the 'Washingtonian mbvement was set
on foot; and then, when tbe,Afaine Liquor Law camo
out, ovety rum-drinker in tho country mourned tho
cause as irrevocably ruined. Uut now, however, it
wasgono entirely, because some women came fgr.:
waid to speak for Temjnoranco.
..nv., r'n....i;..n ..n .......
furnished with ' wu" "u a"u uur lul"' or ulso su
Extract frohi a Temperance Lecture
A young man of high birth ihorouclilv educated1
at college upon whom Nature had' bestowed her
choicest Gifts possessed of an uncommon intellect-
his brilliant talents, equally displayed iff eloquence ofi
language and gesture mado him tho favorito of'.tlfo?
people. Ho filled responsible stations in oflico willu
lionur nnd satisfaction. ,, Jle
. Hn tilirnl'irfEnrt n RntnMiUd mnn.
death df1ts owner, a ifnitctTSta'tes" 'iflleor''!' TOTlNf1
displayed llis fino faslo by decorating it with every
fond and faithful wife. Tho entreaties of his many
friends' Availed nothing ; iho monster had fastened up
on him, and ho must fall. Ono night, returning front
a midnight revel, ho found the light extinguished in
his room. Ho was insanely angry, and snatching ait
xac from the shed, rushed to his chamber. Ono faint
scream escaped tho lips of his innocent wife, a3 tier
murder." "I murdered !" said tho wretched man.
"0, God ! keep it from mj wife." When told it,
was her ho had killed, ho fell senseless to Iho floor of
hi prison. Tho mcrchant'testificd against him, ai
though he sold the liquor to the murderer. Thus tho
Sheriff and tho tribunal board wcro composed of lite
jolly companions in guilt all were, guilty ; they vo
ted for a license to tho merchant.
"''Doc3-iot blood ftlui,faiiviciimrciDiuttiejfCl
Tl... li i.. 1 .1...!. "JL 1 .,.1 .. J3T
iiicj ciu tuu ocuuuur, nu inuir tu:iilll j Ullll lliougll
his life was taken on tho scaffold, they will by 116
means escape. No, for "the measure wo ineasufo',
unto others, will he measured unto us again."
An Item rem the M,r.VELLoi'f:.-"Thc following"
remarkable statements were made to us by Mir. Hub
ert L. Ells, of Medford, deacon of tho first Haptist
church, and a very excellent man. On Wednesday
evening last, a Mr. Edwards, a member of a band,
died suddenly at his residence on Ship street. Mr.
Ells kindly called upon the afflicted family to lender
his" services to perform thoso offices required at such
4aMjm' lie had been 111 the house but a few moments'
n'wlmn tin Imnrd itin nntns nf n nnst.bnrn minion- fipnm-
inglj" frotri in apartment in tho house ; tho sounds'
W'ero'repcatcd at intervals of from five to ten minutes
at leasTjfalf-a-dozcn times. Annoyed by it, ho search
ed the h'onsc' and vicinity 10 discover tho cause, but
without Btieccss. There wcro ten or twelve other
persons in tho room, all of whom heard the sounds,
and all were utterly at a loss ttrjiccount for them.
Mr. Litchfield, a'very respectable man, who occupies'
a part of tho house, suggested that the sounds pro-;
cccdcd from a certain closet. It was opened, and
thoy were more distinctly heard. On a shelf lay the.'
post-horn of thc deceased. It was removed by re
quest, tho sounds ceased, and have not since been
heard. Wo know Mr. Ells personally as a gcntlc
man.ofintellii:ciicc. and strictest integrity, lie says"
all who1 wcro tliero will ' testify to tho sa'mo TaetS;
Hero is then an item for tho rrfa'rvcTlous, which has-
caused no little excitement in Medford. JJoston
Chronicle.
The IIomi: Giiandmotiieu. Sho is by tho firc-
record ol births, deaths and marriages tho narrator
j 0f 0d revolutionary stories, that keep bright young1
cyes big aud wide avfako till tho evening logs fall to'
,.,, vnr tho unfortunate urchin's bead !
"Do you get many lickings?" inquired a llaxcn
haircd ybungstcr of his curly-headed playmate.
"No," was tho prompt half indignant answer;
"I've got a grandmother."
Love that aged woman. Sit at her feet and learn
of bar patient lessons from tho past. Though slid
knows no grammar, cannot tell tho boundaries 6f
distant States ur the history of nations, she has that
perhaps, which exceeds all lore, wisdom. Sho has
fought life's battles, and 6onquercd. Sho has laid her
treasurers away, and grown puicr, stronger, through
tears of sorrow. Never let her feel the sting of inJ
I gratitude. Sit at her feet. She will teach you how
1 t0 8 cheerfully and smilingly to tho gatu ot death,
trusting like her in a blissful hereafter.
ru.r Tr0IE DID Tt sloj0 on it3 pinions of snow
I Q , of Jiscase aj lho S1frjrcr.s frown be-'
smiletho emblem of peace and endurance.
, wcnl , , ,0USQ of mQlxnhe from ,Ild.
1 1. .... ...i .t....c.. . .
linS UI bUriUW LJIIIU Onbtl UUU UllCtlUl
11 IU1U Ita liuau UI'IMI MIU ,11111 ui lliu iuui man
T. l n .. i ii.n m.n
and the caro that killclh. j
It hovered about tho head oHho youth who had be
come the Ishmael of society ; and led" hint onward Id
works which even his enemies praised.
It snatched a maiden from tho jaws of death, and
went with an old man to heaven.-
Nd hope ? my good brother. Havo it ! lleckoif
it on your sid'o. Wrcstld with it that it may not de
part. It may repay your pains. Lifo is hard c'noiigtf
at best 1iut bond shall lead you over its mountains
aud sustain theo amid its billows. Pari Villi all
i,sfi
-hut keep thy hopo.
A C6mization Anecdote. A correspondent of
tflQ y. 'I'rlltunc, writing from "DOWN South,''
I ieU thU al)eC(Jot0i wich may hc)p tll0 Colonization
Society along :
"The iniilatloci pride themselves amazingly upori
their white blood. At a meeting between an Agent
, f lho Colonization Society mid a compSny of negroes.
! 1M "nc ' 1 8 . i
heen said, a "mixed blood ' arose, and oxpatiated at
1 .. . A r.;.. ..n lm l.r.mnnf Ihn -l.l.im.l min
li.nrrtli iinf.n Africa as tho homo of tho colored man.
and lho propriety of all going as oppotunily offered",
&c, &o, but concluded by remarking, that as it was
pprtnin dnath to Anslo-Saxons, aud as ho-vas'ia
member of that renowned raco, ho should remain iri
lho land of his lathers, ana lay nis Dones wnn ms
brothers, insisting that all "niggers" should goltd
''Afrikey, whar dey cum from."
Ono great and kindling thought from a retired and
obscuro man, may live when thrones aro fallen,- and
! lho memories of those vho filled them obliterated, and
iiko an unuyiii? it, m-y .iuu.. -..u .,u.. ,
11
M tuture.rgeucration
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