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XT THE OFFICE OF
The Dying Kobbcr.
"The word of God is quick and powerful,
and sharper than any two-edged-sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul
nnd spirit, and of the joints and marrow; and
is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of
the heart." Heb. iv. 12.
During the awful visitation of the
Cholera, a clergyman, after a day spent
in ministering, the support and comfort
of the Gospel to many a sick and dying
soul, had retired early to his bed, hopeiug
to enjo- for a few hours the re'pose which
lie so much needed. He lay still for some
time, but could not sleep, the scenes he
had witnessed that day, the countenances
of the dying, some racked with agonizing
pain, and some in the lived death like
torpor of the collapsed state, still seemed
before him and a nervous feverishness
from this excitement banished sleep from
his eye-lids. Oh, thought, that men were
wise, that they understood this, that they
would consider theiriatter end." (Deut.
xxxii. 29.) Blessed is the people that
know the joyful sound of the Gospel, :
(llam Ixxxix. 15, "they shall walk, 0
Lord, in the light of thy countenance;
and when they pass through the valley of
the shadow of death, they will fear no
evil! : for thou wilt be with them ; thy
rod and thy staff, they comfort them;"
(Psalm xxxiii. .4.) and he shuddered at
the fearful contrast which that day pre
sented to him, in the case of too many.
The clock struck twelve, and he had just
fnllen into a slumber, when a nock at the
hall door aroused him; he heard it open,
and in a few minutes his servant entered
the room. "Sir there is a man below
who sa3'S he must speak with you."
"Ask him his name and business." He
says, sir, he must speak to yourself.
Mr. T. rose, dressed himself in haste,and
went into the hall. The man stood close
to the door. Mr. T. held the light to his
face, which he seemed rather anxious to
hide. He had a frightful countenance.
What do you want with me, said the
clergyman. I want you to come to a
dying man, who wishes to speak to you
"What is his complaint I
i"th aid "I i
iDm .am, x
not even tell .
Mr. T. hesitated, and at len
cannot rro with vou. vou do
tiip. vonr name, nor the nlace to which !
you would lead me; I should fear to trust j
my life in your hands." "You need not :
fear," said the stranger; "what end would ' past sins shall not coudemn you. unnst
it serve to take your life: come with me, , is able to save to the uttermost all that
take no money with you, and on inv . come unto God by him." (Acts xvi.
honor you are safe." Mr. T. gave an- 31.) The man stretched out his hands
other glance at the man, and the word ; with upraised eyes imploring mercy
honor, connected with the appearance of j "God be merciful to a poor sinner," he
such a being made him smile. "Sit; faintly uttered, and at that moment his
down," said he, I will go with you. He soul departed.
went again to his chamber committed j The clergyman looked around him; the
himself to the care of hi3 heavenly Fath- light of the glorious Gospel can illumine
er, prayed for bis blessing on the intend- even this dungeon of darkness and bor
ed visit to the dying man, and felt so ror thought he; on him who lay in dark
strengthened and assurrcd by lii3 com- ness and the shadow of death, has this
inunion with Heaven, that he seemed to light now shined. The rest of the men
have lost all fear of accompanying his had kept at a distance, from the idea that
ferocious looking guide. . some thing mysterious must pass between
Ho followed the man through many ' a dying soul and his spiritual instructor,
streets of the large and populous city ; at which others were not to hear, "corrupted
length they came to a street long and nar- as their minds are, from the simplicity
row, with bouses bespeaking wretchedness that is in Christ." (2 Cor. ii. 3.) But he
and well known as a quarter of the town 1 determined not to depart without a vord
remarkable for the vice as well as pov- of exhortation to them; and coming for
erty of its inhabitants. Mr. T. followed ward in the midst of them, he spoke to
his guide into a loii" and dirty entry,
which ended in a square; he there stop-
nnd. and took out of his nockct a knife.
with which he began to scrape away some
earth from the ground. " I can go no
farther with you," said the clergyman;
but considering he was already as much
in the power of the man as he could be
in any possible situatton, his courage re-
vived, and he watched with intense inter-
ti,o mnvnmniits of his strange comnan-
ion. After some time he opened a small
trap-door, which led to a vault of con-
siderable ' depth. "Fear not," said the
man, as he let himself down by a rope
fastened at the inside. Mr. T. felt at
this moment the awful horror of his situ-
ation, he could have fled, but he knew
the man would soon overtake him, and in
tuc dark he could scarcely find his way
back. He therefore determined to pro-
cced; and committing himself again to
the protection of the Almighty, he watch-
ed at the cde of the pit until he saw a
light glimmer within it, and the man
O O - J
placed a ladder iirmly, which he ascend-
ed a few steps, and entreated thc clenrv-
mnn tn fiPSP.onrl . ncisiirinfr liiin ifiin nf
bis .safety. He did descend into This pit
of darkness, which reminded him of the
descent of the prophet mto thc den of
t c i. ii. r.4 -i. .1
ions; ior tuu uumamu, awuu upou wording nu uia iiuuua - bred to, and. that it he should ever leave I t nuadroan family in which Rev. John Dickens i Mt established thc
the ground, he beheld a number of men; good, that he may have to give to him . . r friend to a quadioan lanui, in union t"1 iMinfilnl,ih ii, irflo
avafe and ferocious as beasts of prey That ueedeth." (Eph. iv. 28.) Farewell her, he will give her a certain sum for there were three pretty and accomplished ok Goncei n 1 hi ade plna in 1 8J
whoraisin- their haggard countenanced ! -we may never meet again in this world; hcr future support, and -a certain addi- , young women, lie knew no ladies in pri- to 18.U, ve luzaul little in savii- that
Moidib Ug iuu.u oe ' u . ? , . r ' j, r n.anUUArot, l,n ' vnr lif- wliosn mns nr. tastes' had been thev would couut, one for every minute
stared wildly upon him. xue man men out a time wi l come wnen we snan meet uouai sum i - lt " i - i. i. n :,., il, ,.;ii;n,
lid ibo olei-yinan to the farthest end, ' -and oh on that awful day may 1 find shall have. i better cultivated, or who could sing or there hc qg le.s han thirty-two millions
berc, in a cfrucr, stretched upon straw, that this message of mercy baa been Thr wealth which is thus to be secured play equal to them. They were intelli- of minutes in sistv-ono year.
ny a man dying of cholera lie was a
ninhive of human nature brought to the
j f , , -if i i j ,i
last extremity of w rotchcdness, cramped
, ju cvery iinb xs cyes sunk and hollow,
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and his Skin exhibiting the black hue at-
. t.mir nn t.z - wful nnlidv wlmn thorn
tenuaut on tills awiUl maiau wncn mere
: ; scarcev a hoDC of recovery. Mr. T.
I had been used to patients in this dread- appeared to him like a dream; but bless-
ful malady, but here was one in such a ' ing God for sending him as his massenger
1 state as he had never before witnessed. ! to declare the Gospel to that poor sinner,
1 "Did you wish to see me?" he asked the! to bind up his broken heart, and proclaim
'dying man. "I did," he replied, in a 'liberty to this wretched bond-slave of
I clear and distinct tone. Why do you Satan.
! wish to see me? "Because said the man, What an important testimony does
' cWf. tJinn n T wnnrWd into this afford to the efficacy of God's word,
JVJ lift W JMW W V V Q ..w.w- 1
vour church and heard you read what I1
want you to read to me aain, i want to
hcaritaaiu before I die. Oh, it has
never left mv mind night and day it
sounded in rav eai
hide myself from
out: he has laid his hand heavily upon'
me; and soon shall I appear before him, 1
covered over with my crimes. And did
not I hear vou say. Sir. that God would I
I slay the wicked that he would say De- however romantic it may seem; and ah! The women of this sort are universally , in a public place, and had a moments j their reports, were required to give tan ac
part from me ye bloody men. 0 God, I ' how does it speak in awful languages to represented to be exceedingly affectionate conversation with them, without at all , count of all the churches, halls, and chap-
sinned against thee; thou art just there ,
can be no hope for a wretch like me. ;
Every nerve in his body seemed convul-
sed with agony; and he fixed his eyes
eagerly on the clergyman, waiting anxi-,
ouslv to hear again that portion of the
.i -.1. nL : :.,a i.:..
tin"- and mine up-rising that he under-'
i nf l.;0 c?n MVll mo snmr vnrsn tliat his wounded snirit. smarting under a vnnnllv 1m mnrrif!?. and has a family
V1 A t k. - ' v aw.v - 2. i CJ : ? . - - j
will bring it to my memory, said the sense of accumulated and unpardoned : established elsewhere. Before doing this,
clergyman. "Oh! it told me," said the 1 guilt? Oh, no! it might have given a ,e iuay separate from his placcc, (so she
dying man, that God knew my down-sit- talse peace, like a stupitying draught aa- JS termed.) it so, he pays her according
stood my thoughts; that he compassed -.tient in a deadly malady; but the peace
my path, and my lying down and was of God can only be enjoyed by those who,
acquainted with all myvays; thero was relying on the merits of a crucified bavi
not a wordon my tongue but God knew it' our alone, know that thier sins are par
altogether. That if I could climb into 'doncd through his most precious blood.
heaven, he was there, if I went down into (Romans in. 24.) , , , .
hell, he was there also." The clergy- Deader, if you haye not already obtain
man then knew it was the 139th Psalm ed this pardon, and felt its peace, you
that had carried conviction of sin into need it as much as this poor robber. 0
this poor sinner's heart; and he prayed seek it "while it is called to-day." (Heb.
that this might be the work of the Holy ' 13 ) "im that cometh unto me,"
Spirit: and taking out his Bible read it.
"Oh? that is it, that is it," said the dy
man, in a low voice; tuanK uou i
, , 1 !- .1 T
have heard it again. Ihe clergyman
then said, "The blood of Jesus Christ
cleanses from all sin." "This is a faithful-saying,
ana worthy of all acceptation,
that Christ Jesus came into the world to'jQ
(1 Tim. 1. 15.) "To save
cfiiil lin Vmf. nh. rtnt. piifih a sin-
ner as I nave
Wn. Yfts such as vou. ,
said the clergyman : hear what confor
table words are here: "If any man sin,
we have an advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the
propitiation for our sins. (I John ii. 1,
2.) Hear what God says: Come now
and let us reason together: though your
sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white
as snow; though they be red like crimson,
they shall be as wool." (Isaah i. IS.)
tuuj v n
"How, how.'" said the man eagerly,
"What must I do to be saved?" "Be
lieve on the Lord Jesus Christ and you
shall be saved." (Heb. vii. 35.) Your
them of the awful state in which they
were sunn; invited tuem aiso to come 10
Jesus, and obtain irom him a lull and Iree
pardon for all their past offences. You
know not, my fellow-sinners, said he,
how soon each of you maybe summoned,
like that poor man before the awful bar
of God! Cholera is sweeping the city
from one end to the other. There is
contagion in that corpse. I know not
but this may be the last time I may have
an opportunity of declaring the Gospel
to poor perishing sinners. 1 am a dying;
, man addressing dying men. But oh ! let
tho love of Christ, who poured out hwj
blood upon the cross to save lost sinners,,
speak to you, and urge you to quit this
pit of destruction a faint type of that j
hell to which sin must lead you. He-
turn to habits of honest industry Noth-,
ing but idleness and crime cou Id have
brought you into this place." It is true," ,
said the man who led him there, it was
crime brought us here we are a gang of
robbers; our lives, air, are in youi nanus,
' . T -I 1
but as a minister oi reugiyi x v..
rf n?nl!?f"-lno one would trust
vour not betraying us,
nnw rnt. nninlovniont THO OnC WOUld trUSt
us. Trust in the Lord, said the clergy-
man; "hear his words ; Let him that stole,
steal no more, but rather let him .labor,
i ...:i. i a.. ifliinli !
blessed to all your souls."
'Thn mnn conducted the clerrrvman :
until he was past the dark narrow street; ;
and could find his way easily to his home;
where he returned with sensations of as- '
tonishment at the strange and almost ro-:
i mantic scene he had witnessed it almost '
when applied to the heart by the Holy ,
The word of Cod was in this ease
"quick and powerful: it was sharper
intents of the heart;" (Heb. iv. 12 ;) like ;
what was said of the Samaritan woman,
it "told this robber all that ever he did." ,
This is no fictitious narative; it is truth, !
those who would keep the Scriptures from !
the people. Had this robber wandered
into a Topisli chapel, would the idolatrous
worship there practiced hate benefited
his soul.' It he had sent lor a priest, ;
'would the oil of extreme unction, ap- '
u:0 ini,f ri;f tn
mini.stercd by an unskilful hand to a pa-
s me oiesseu uesus, -x wiu in now he
cast out." (John
vi. 27.) London
Letters from the South.
The N. Y. Times is publishing a series
of "Letters from the South," which arc
is an extract from Xew Orleans, which
'U1s "i11" uuyu tuu uiswij w
in that city. It is
a Parisian ieaturc,
-r- . . t
which we had not aware had been en-
-i -vt n t
grafted upon our soil. X. Orleans was,
originally, a French settlement, and this
idea has a lirench origin.
"There is one among the multitudinous !
classification of society in New Orleans,
j ll0Wever wujcu faQ world knows very
i . . . . v ,
'little of, yet which is a very peculiar and
! characteristic result of the
d customs of the
color, class, and nation, which
, ... .
have been brought together.
xrui.i tu aiaM -pu U4 "
len-itimate onsprmg ot white men anu
ry.r, in nccnpintft ivifli flinm filifl 51T Tint
allowed by law, or thc popular prejudice
J xrx xw
, .i -x i nii. :v, p ii.:
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class are frequently sent to 1 ans to be
educated, ana are very accompnsneu.
Thcy are generally very pretty, and often
nrtr-mMiF TinniifJfnl T t.lnnlr flmt. t.lin
most beautiful women I evci" saw
were of this class They are invariably
finely formed, and have a graceful and ;
i. . i T il- : J
UlUUcllJt UdllldLV, y uuu UiJumiy in-
e ' J J
herited or acquired the taste and
in the choice and arrangement of dress
and ornaments of a French woman.
Their beauty and attractiveness being
their fortune, they cultivate and cherish
with diligence every :harra or accomp
lishment they are, or can be made pos
Of course men are attracted by them,
associate with them, love them, and not
being able to marry them legally, and
wjtb tbe usual forms and securities for
constancy make sucU arrangements with
them as can bo argreed upon U hen
a man makes a declaration of love to one
of these ladies, she will admit or deny, as
tbc casc mav bGj bcr happiness in rc-
. but supposin ebe is disposed
favorablc qho m dually refer
t0 be tavoiablc, .lie will u-uaiiy l etei
the applicant to her mother; the mother
inquires into the circumstances of thc
gmto r asccrtam3 whether he is able to sup-
a famil anJ if gatisfied with bim in
se aud othcr respects, requires from
him security, that shall be good inlaw,
that he will support hcr daughter in a
gt je suitablo to thc habits she has been
colored women, ( mulattocs or qnadroons.) other my that he could be expected to in . 17'J.l; .and by relenug to the Minnies tor ' - 6- "-
who, from habits of early life, the ad van- , K Orleans His current expenses; that year, we find there were sixty- seven that night however, and the next morons
' . i i 1 i were very light; he hired at a low rent, thousand six hundred and lorty-tbrce the whole neighborhood turned out to
tages of education, and the use ot wealth, apartmcnt3 in thc oWcr part 0f the ! members; and at the end of the next twen- ! search for her At a late hour in tbeaf
are too much superior to negroes in gen- 'town; his concubine, (for this anpears to ' ty-cight years, which brings us tol 322, we ' , e . . ,, ,
to her, Trill, of course, vary, as in society
with higher pretensions to morality, with,
the value of the lady in the market; that
isj with her attractiveness, and the num-
ber and value of other suitors she may
have or may reasonably expect. Of
course, I do not mean that love has noth-
; ing at an to uo with it, but tne rrencn
custom obtains, and love is seduously re-
' stricter! and held firmly in hand until the
road of competency is seen to be clear.
t Everything being satisfactorily arranged,
ja tenement in a certain quarter of the
town, is usually hired, and the couple move
into it and go to house-keeping; living as
W - w
if they were married. The woman is not
I T y 1 .
01 course, 10 ue wnoiy uupmcu ui ium su-
ciety oi others iicr lovmer acquaintances
are continued, sister, end Inend. Ut
society. There are parties and balls
bah masque cub all the movements and ,
customs of other fashionable society, '
which they can enjoy in it if they wish,
, aim cuiiuiic uuuuu ru-
To have this relation with a woman is
Durin" all the'
termed to placer with her
time a man sustains it, he
be moving also in reputable society on the ,
-.i : r .
i- i. 1 r,,- ,,,. ,ovl.nTc
IU lUi; lilt 111 , illJU iia 1UU1.11 IIIUIC, JtIUUA-ji
as his sense of the cruelty of the proceed-1
ing may leau mm to, anu sue nas uic
-i , , :.!. i ji..
n the position of a!
ntinuc for a Ion '
world betore her again ii
time, I am told, to support both establish-. odists have been m existence m this coun- prise politician, pomiuai "-,
menis, particularly if the marriage is one! try eighty-four years, and have built who have been courting their favour be
of convaiicnre. But, many others form ' nearly a church for each week." j licving they were as numerous as they
so strong attachments that the relation is I At first it appeared to be a large num- , have represented themselves to be; and
never discontinued, but becomes, that ofr ono for every week; but, by exam- who ought to be counted by millions irom
marria-e, except that it is not legalized, ining the abstract of the seventh sensus the great immigration to this country;
These men leave their estate at death to , I found, instead of there being but nearly and would be, were it no. for the Metho
their children, to whom they have prcvi-' one, there haye been nearly three for each dists, and our private and public schools,
nnd. mvpn nrnrir ndvantae of cducotion ! week of the eighty-four years that pro- and general intormation diffused througli
that they could command. What be-!
comes of the boys I am not informed.-!
The girls, of course, mainly continue in
the same society, ahd are fated to a life
similar to their mothers.
x, . .1 .1- .t :i
x nave uusunuuu tins i;usi.uui u.-j il aoi
, -vi, t i i. n,.i 1 T. c?rnt ;.i .
described to me; I need hardly say in on-
! ly its best aspects. The crime and heart
' irnn r nrr snrrnw thai, must IromientlV 1'C-
suit trom it, must ne eviueut tut-vui ic-
1 1 . 1 -1...L 1-
' flcctive reader. One reason which leads , -Vltluf , 1 j J
...... 1 .Imnr. flinnsnnd tliron illindrod and thirty-
' it to be adopted by many, perhaps most.
'unmarricJ mcn who come to Xew Orlean-
ca Qn busincs5 is Lhat it u a much
J , 1
cheaper mode of living than ia ollered
them at all comfortable hotels or board-
: 1. r, A .-. .TMin(i' ii'nn nvrlinnrlv!
dare think of marrying until he has made
a fortune to
support the extravagant
i ' . . .c
"any men without capital are obliged to
make up their minds, to remain on sala-,i
ries, and never to iik
arrv. Such a one
( undertook to show me that it was cueap-
, er lor him to viaccr than to live in any
lin n nrnnpv fivmliifinn of ill ft finch
1 term,) did not require a servant, except
i ii .1 .1 ' 1 il- - l.t:.
occasionally; sne um me uiiirAULiug, uuu
! performed all thc house-keeping neccssa -
he took care of hcr ciothcs, and in
' P I,sn 1.nnn nn onri frrnfitv thn nr. ! UCrS. thCU ZCill Will Dear UY.
-i r i-j:. ' ny TT-l,nf ln tlm m o t nfir 1 1 in linn lcfnr n
various ele- is now educating them in all our cities; with the building of churches.
11 I II I III! I "I'V tMnnn...n IrtdfrrtC T 1 1 n I I1U I - . I 1 1 ' I i 1 1 ill .1 1 1 ... 1 1 1 . I L 11 . 111111 'IU I ...
; cvery way wa3 economical and saving in.tal, by adding the three periods together
her habits; (it being her interest, if her of one million six hundred and twenty -
' affections for him were not sufficient, to
1 1 . . , C i- .,,.,1 Hill a
maKe uim as Inucn iUiU ia ".twu iuuihuuu. ui il itub
Kli tlinf. lin lmrrhf, bft thn flint, iinnv wlin wfil'G IMethodistS ill 179-1
moro strongy attacbcd to hci. and have and 1Soo arc yct alivCj and by this mode
tUe icss occasion to leave her.) He con- of enumerating they arc counted twice;
.7,?.i.l l,- o..v;,i mo 1W. xvbafoveriw 11,. d.ntlm "for thn oirrhtv-four vears
Viiuuiiu u i uojuuiij. .. "
milit be said against it, it ccriaiuiy wiiiJiffin iar cxcccu 111 imuiua- uiuiu wuu mav
bettor than thc way m which most young
men lived who aro depending on salaries,
in New i ork. A recent conversation 1 tweuty-hve thousands die annually outoi
havo had on the subject with an eminent one million; and for the last eight years,
physician of New York leads me to doubt' I think our number has been on an aver
ifhowas not right. I will add that thc ! age one million; and this number multi
streets of New Orleans at night contrasted plied by eight gives the deaths of Metho
most favoriably, as to shameless and un-; dists, for the last eight years alone, two
restrained prostitution, with those of New, hundred thousand, being more than half
Y ork. I have alluded to this view of the of the first two periods united. We think
subject merely to call the attention of then, we are below the number of con
thinking men and women to the conncc-j verts, since Methodism was first intro
tion which it indicates to exist between 1 duced, by stating thc whole number at
thc expensive standard of the comforts of lone and three-quarter millions being
life what indeed are commonly consid-J more than one convert for every half hour
ered and spoken of as the necessities of: the half-hours in eighty-four years be-house-kcepinglifc
which custom with us ing less than one and a half million,
now holds before Cvery youny man and ; From the abovc facts we can form some
woman, with . vice, crime, poverty, and 1 estimate whether "Wesleyan Methodism
misery, ur the general sunjecc n is my
business to speak, on account of its con -
nection with thc peculiar institution of
tho South, from the laws of which pro -
ceeds the anomalous social position of thc
class refered to.
. young gentleman, of New England, been made glad" by their weekly visits
;ation,"ave mc thc following account 'or by the sweet songs of prayer and
lis acquaintance with the quadroon praise. And could the number of books
nf liio Ofifiiininrnnr-d With thf fill
society. On first coming to New Orleans
1 he was drawn into thc social circles usu- irom the ivieutomst numm"- m iuu
j ally frequented by New England people, North, East,South, and West, be eniimer
' and some time after was introduced by a ated for the last sixty-one years, since the
gent and well informed; they were infer-
ested in the literature of the day, and
their conversation was characterized by
good sense, discrimination and refined
taste. He never saw any indication of
a want of character or delicacy of feeling
in them, ire was much attracted by them,
aim ior home ume visuuu mew iuiyi-
quently. lie then discontinued his inti-
macy and called on them only at long in-
lervals, till at length one of the girls asked
him why he did not come as often as he
had formerly done. He frankly replied
that he had found their society so fasoin-
ating to him, that he had thought it best
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to restrict himself in the enjoyment ot it,
. n '
i-oso 10 .suuum uewmu "
general pians 01 me, anu me leeiing ;
Ins mends, he could not permit mmseii
ted, but not at all offended, and acknowl- j
ed the propriety and good sense ot nis ,
resolution. I afterwards was introduced :
to two of the young women of the family
&usuuuiiiir, uinii x was iiiwinuiun ;
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formed, that they were not respectable worship, belonging to all religious denom
i white ladies. I shall have occasion to inations."
sPcak furtpr of tllC condition of the free j
people of color in Louisiana, as they con-
sutuw a larger proportion oi ine popuia-
tion than in anv other totate, ana tneir
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social position is peculiar
From the Christian Advocate and Journal.
Progress of Metkodisim
pslnvjin i i M Iind l?tTi IS OI1G OI ttlC !!Tand
pst developments of Christianity dunng the
L'fsi neniurv. ivev. ur. axiimsii, nuniuui
The secular newspapers have had a
piece going its rounds, stating, " the Meth-
ccoded the taking of the last census.
Methodism was introduced in this coun.
trv in 176G. and as ei"htv-four years have
but four thousand three hundred and sixty- a portion of the school fund for the exclu
rjfrit venfiks. nnd the Methodist churches sive benefit of Catholic ohildren. W. S
reported in the last census are
777 7 , , 1
tliousupid four hundred and sixty -seven.
uauy tucio uu , .
1 1 il 1 .1 , Ul f
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same renon uusi! t-iiuiuuus aiu auuns ui
turcc Porsons d were finished at a cost
of fourteen millions six hundred and thir-
dr.cir f IiniiCfiiifl 51 V flllTlfl THfl and SftrftntV-
one uollars. So much for churches, and
Now, as regards the membership, let
; us see whether, in the conversion Oi sin-
i ,i i -Tii i . r.. ji:i.
From 177G. when Methodism was first
ntroduccd, to 1850, we will divide into
three parts, of twenty-eight years each,
, ueiug almost a generation. a nts
bring us tor the nrsc division to mc jear
i finrl fwn ImnrlnMl find fiirrhtv-onc thousand
one hundred and forty-six members; and
I -i ami ...:ii;,, li.,...l-nrl
i m loov we nau unu imniu nuuuuu
, and seventy-five thousand four hundred
and thirty three members, making a to-
; four thousand two hundred and twenty-
l j .....l.A.. . l.if if i o ir 1 in
" j j-
' mi l . il ...l.
i yet live ot thc hrsttwo periods; tor, under
the most favorable bills of mortality,
nas been one oi tne grainiest uuveiup-
1 men Is of Christianity during thc last cen -
tury." But this is not all; that might1
' lever, the printing-press, has been issued
J to such an extent by the Methodist?, that
"thc wilderness and solitary places have
, tracts, Magazines, and Advocates, issued
Now, from the above facts, taken from
the last census and the Minuts of our
Church, it appears that the Methodists in
this country have more churches, moro
members, and ate increasing faster than
any other denomination. And it is time
that these facts were duly known by the
public, as well as the members of our
own Church; for, until recently, it was
supposed the Roman Catholics were most
numerous in the United States; and you,
Dr. Bond, in connexion with the Rook
Committee of New-York, have helped to
create this erroneous opinion by inserting
in the Methodist Almanac, for 1850, that
the Catholics have a membership of one
million one hundred and fifty-three thou-
-I T il 1 .1 .1 . nrtA
-" " f - i r
iur. .uiicnen, in u oiUuiuw.
the world when they arc so lar lrom tne
trutnanu caicuiatea to rnieau iu. p
"lhc assistant marshalis, in mating
u, n ""m i- r
, . , . i i- ' .1
By the returns thus made, under oath,
the Catholics have eleven hundred and
iwuive cuurc, auu ,.-
only capanie oi scaling faix nunureu auu
V t t 1 1 1
i..svM I .niintt1 nn r r hnnrtrnM nr(
twenty thousand and nine hundred and
fifty persons and if their churches are to
be rated by the same rule that governs
j the Methodists about two fifths of tho
, number that can be seated to bo the act-
. . -
ual membership-then, instead of then
naviii"-nuar iwo iijiuiuijs, uicv uwiuiu
down to less than a quarter ot a million,
This view of the Catholics will, I know, sur-
the land by the printing-presses ot the
Lmtcd States; and well Li.hop Iluges
knows it, hence his deperate effort to gefc
i Chambersburg, Pa.
A Queer Story.
indebted to a gentleman of
' irood standing residing in Forks toweshin
7 , 7,, , . c
for tl.o fnllnirmrr o f rtnrnf. nf a Sincrillar
case thafc has causctl somc excitement in
township. It should have been
published last week, but came too late for
On Wednesday evening, the 2Sth of
September, Miss Elizabeth Linn, daugh
ter of Philip Linn, of Bushkill township,
left the house of David Kneoht, where she
had been topping corn during the day;
: and stopped on her way at the house of
ork she had donc for hi:n and then star-
; m a senseless condition quite stupid and
cTinnniilncc lr iroc fo L-nti hnmn ini lina
, jjuwiv-. wv, ,mw mau. uuun, 4.u Ui
. hcr consciousncas
ess to this time, although
has returned. When
j whether she could write he nod-
j J "
ded in the affirmative. A slate was giv-
' ati ourl clirt irrnfn le frl 1 r ni t rr lrnrtC
uu uuu Vi.v.wi6 ...w.
for h j th(J woods abovc t,m
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I APPlc Mlll wbcre 1 wb,llctl thrCC
. -, . , t pii Tr 1 IT
I inim vniinil tlfn T F11 I nV fUlT
: ) o i-
, laid there l don t Know. incu i got up
! and started for home, but I got on the
road and where I traveled the
Lord only knows."
Our informant says: "On lhc 3d of Oc
tobcr I was there myself she was iu tho
same condition appeared sensible, but
could not speak." Eitston Argus.
It is no more use for a young man to
try to get along among the girlS without
money, than to attempt to heat a locomo
tive with a saw horse. Calico is emphat
ically a cash institution.
Mathew Lansbcrg used to say, "If you
wish to have a shoe made of durable non
; tonal., you should make the upper leath
er of the mouth of a hard driukor, for
that never lets iu water." ,
InvahiaMe Uemtd ics.
For sea sickness, stay at home;
, For drunkennsss, drink cold -wafe'ri
For health, rise early.
For accidents, keep out of danger;
To keep out of jail, pay your debts,;.
To bo happy, be honest.
To please all, miud your business.-
To make money, advertise,. ,
To do right, ttfke n riewSpapai f .
To have a goojil aonsciocJy ifQ
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