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THE BELMONT CHRONICLE.
AND FARMERS, MECHANICS, AND MANUFACTURERS' ADVOCATE.
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NEW SBMRS.'-yOL 6. NO. 26. ST. CHIRSVILLR, OHIO, FRIDAY, APRIL, I 1851 HOLE HI. 1
THE BELMONT CHRONICLE!
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For the Chronicle.
THE MIDNIGHT CRY.
BY BELL KLAPPER.
The full orb'd Moon, lair queen of nifrlit, I
Hod spread o'er Birth her silvery light,
And eloadlfM wns the Bky; '
The waning windsscareo sunk to sleep I
Slill aoltly figln d, as though t- keep
A low sweet lullab). '
The noon of night was drawing near,
My mind wns culm, serene and clear;
And slumber sealed mine eyci;
When there arose such dreadful screams 1
As quick disturbed my inidntghl dreams, 1
And tilled me with surprise. J
From hill to hill the ec .ocb flew
From msnly voices, then 1 knew
They wished not todisperse:
"Come back tor Bob;"--" Where are youMose," J
Wnh such harsh epithets, arose '
Asl will not teheartc. f
It lasted full an hour, or more,
And when the noise and din was o'er,
My heurt eviih giiel did till;
Fori remembered with a sigh
The prompter ol that midnight cry, 1
The de MM of Iht stilt.
Such spirits still go skulking round,
Id strange di.-guises thoy are louud,
Thus hurdi r to desciy;
Dut rocky hills, and vsllies lone.
Oft answer back the tearful tone
Of the dread midnight cry
Still Shameless lasliijii spreads her boar Js i
With Rilded bails, and thus atrurds
To bring the luno before us;---Whorepiide
and maramtrtf rule the crowd.
Let the downtrodden cry aloud,
0 tcmpora, O muret! 1
. , I I
From Putnam's Monthly for April.
I "farmed it" two summers, when I was
eleven end twelve years old. I had been
brought up in a paved city; was lean,
white, slender, school-worn, buokisli. Anal
yring now the phases or interior life which .
I only experienced then, I seem to have been
impregnated with city associations; or rather
the boy's soul in mo was paved over with
brick and stone, like the wall whose liot re- 11
flections smote my eyes in summer, and gird- c
ed me in always. I can remember how I shed "
shrunken epidermis, as it were, like a moul- 1
ting crab, as if 1 really grew inwardly by the 1
fresh lulncsa of the country. I found that, 1
besides the side of human life on which I had
heretofore be en gazing; dry arid scaly with 1
brick and stoite, dead and still on Sundays, 1 1
dinning and resounding all tho week with the , '
clash of pavements under armed heel and
hoof, w ith rattle and groan of wheels-1 the j '
unrelenting and desperate (inwardness of the I '
great Yankee dollar-chase; that, besides '
this, there wasanother infinite, calm, peace-j 1
ful, sun-lighted, dewy, free, lull of life, un- j
constrained, fresh, rigorous the world of
God; as the city is the world of men and of
I was to enter upon my agricultural mo- j
Vitiate under the tutorship of an uncle, n far
mer near the south shore of Connecticut. I
departed for my destination early one morn- j .
ing in the end of Spring, from my city home I
in the interior of the Slate, riding in the wag- j 1
on of a certain landholder from my uncle's j'
vicinity, who hail come thither on business
in his private conveyance. All the day I rode
southward, through town and village, wood
nd field, in the absorbing trance of deep de
light which a child enjoys in any discursive
or adventurous enterprise, however humble.
Every thing was enjoyable. . The steady, bi
nary progression of the old farm-horse's per
sistent trot; the rattling of the bones of the t
hard-seated and springlo"g wagon; the bound
less woods, full of new forms and colors on
rocks, branches and leaves; sprinkled on suf
fice, and perinea'; through unfathomable
oirpms, v,iih spurklingspecksof sunlight; the
occasional chip squirrel, pruviucially called
"chipmunk'' jerking or glidiug along the
fences; sometimes a "very magnificent three
tsiled bashaw'' a red or g.ty compeer ol the
rodent tribe a bessl which I was almost as
much surprised to see, at least outside of a
rotsry tin gymnasium, ss if he had bevn a gi
raffe or an ornilhurhynchus; the wide, open
fields, with their "industrial regiments" on
active service, in undress uniform; the twist
ing and writhing troul-brooks; the quiet and
composed rivers; the sleep hills, and deep,
atill ponds, ol each of which the neighbors
aver wilh pride that the bottom has never
been found a fact, perhaps, to be accounted
for by its never having been considered worth
looking alter; all were new, all overflowing
with light, and life, and j y.
I was startled ut being vanquished by my
companion in a strife, with whose weapons
had presumed hi n unacquainted. I began
to "tell stories," and at first acquitted myself
to my satisfaction; but soon I found that I
bad met my match. Mr. N.'s talents as a
raconteur were infinitely abovo my own. Not
only were his stories funnier than mine, but
whenever I bogirled, he kindly suggested the
missing matter; and when I did nt boggle,
h invariably furnished in improved cataatrs-
We stopped to dine at the house of a far
mer. And then and there with shame I tell
it did 1 first feel the excitement of the in
toxicating cup. Thst excitement, however,
did not in the present instance exhibit itself
in the gorgeous colors poetically supposed to
clothe it. The flowing bowl was represented, i
upon the pine "mahogany" tJf our Connec-I
ticut Amphitryoh, by s broken-nosed earthen i
pitcher; and the mighty wine, by equally
mighty cider, of so hard a texture that our i
host stated that it could only wilh great dif-l
ficulty be bitten off by the partaker, et the!
end of hll druiight. Uf this seductive fluid I (
drunk two tumblers-full; and to me uncon
scious slid verdant, it tasted good, ss sour
things are wont to do to children. Hut a
quick retributian came upon ine. The puck
ery stuff begun to bite like a serpent, and
sting like on adder, with a promptitude not.
adverted to by Solomon.
We came safely to our journey's end; ar
riving, as the evening fell, at the farmstead,
ny summer home. Darkness was slresdy
flthtrlng among the thick shadowing of great j
:1ms and prim locusts in the wide doorysrd. i
Piles of saw-mill slabs fortified the woodpile,
vhich, paved wilh chips, the mangled remains
f slaughtered King Log, spread before the
stoop" a facado of lofty burns the "old"
arn and the "new" were ranged across the
tackground in the north, sheltering the lane,
nto which we had driven, and which, leaving
voodpile and steop to the east, led north-,
verd to the abutting front of the two barn
srds. A woodshed, opening to the south, '
sn out from the house, displaying within, a 1
ast and miscellaneous concourse of firewood, ' '
umber, tools, and all the mechanico-agricul- I
ural apparatus tf a farmer's tinkering shop. '
intering the house, after greeting ddc, and a I
iroper reflection for my inner boy, I wasi
peedily asleep; snd, hext rtiorning early,:1
ras enrolled in the ranks of industry, and i
etailed for skirmishing and outpost service; j 1
n other words, I was promoted to the cap-j I
aincy over a platoon ol "milky mothers,"
'hose daily march to and from near and dis- I
ant pastures t was to guard und guide. By 1
ppropriate degrees, I was led deeper and I
eeper within the agricultural mysteries of 1
lanting and hoeing, and the uftercoming I
.ork of haying and harvest.
Perhaps descriptions of a few separate
ays' experience will bi'Bt portray what man- I
icr of life J led. 1
THE FRESH MEADOW.
With empty cart arid lull dinner-pails, we
et out early for the assault upon the June
rass. The "Ircsh meadow" was a level in-
PrValC, Itie rood U which eon through a lurgt
pland mowing lot, descended through a se- (
ret chasm in a ledge of rocks crowned wilh
rees, and led U3 out into the open sunny
neadow bJiind, like the downward paths by (
vhich princes in fairy tales descend into
ealiiis of underground loveliness, ruled by
xpecUnt queens. ,
In such expeditions t took my first leisons
ii the ox-compelling ait. The mysteries ol
haw" and "gee," "hwo" and "hwish" the j
ast an outlandish Vermontese barbarism, sig
iilying "back," were duly explained. The
artwhip exerci se wa6 demonstrated; whose
daptation to the intellectual capacities of .
he bovine race ifi marked by the simplicity
if genius. For the single Ipssan taught the j
ix uppeals with metaphysical truth to the de
ire ol happiness common to beasts with men; (
iiid with practical wisdom develops in a (
itiliturian direction his natural instinct to
;et away from what hurts bim. If, therefore,
wish hint to go forward, I -'flick" hinjafXW- 1
eriori; If I would have hint retrogress, lj
muud his Host with the whipstock; if he
hould come towards me, I touch him up on ,
he further side with the I ish, and if he should i
jo from, 1 prod his hither ribs wilh the butt.
I'hese manoeuvres having been accompanied j
villi dexterous intonations of ihe four afore-!
;aid sounds, together with "go 'fang!" "what!
ire ye 'ba-a-a-ut!" and uther interjections j
lortalory, mandatory, and svuietiines, I grieve
0 say, imprecatory, all developed by skilful)
.eamslcrs into many wonderful, intricate and, j
muginative variations executed through the
lose, ihe intelligent beust gradually leaina to
lo at the sound alone what he did at first, at
ihe sound accompanied with action. Some
imagine that herein is the true solution of the j
myth of Ainphion's sung, viz: He played a i
Greek prototype ol the great Italian fiddler- j
p.igan l'agauini upon a uiiosuinged 'fee-
tram, or whip (comp. plago, ftyaTrti to
scourge), w inch he accompanied with the ;
voice, probu'J.y in the Lydiun mode; and as
he. worked powerfully upon the feelings of;
hi.' cattle, by his vigorous instrumental per-;
formance, executed, fortissimo, fortstissimo,
sfurzuntlo, und confuoco motto, so, when he
uerionnud us vocal solos these impassioned
variation'' "Pa one string, the vivid recol
leetions ol his masterly instrumentation in
duced his cattle to manumvre with such re
markable agility, as to give rise to the pre
gent slightly varied account lln.the played to
the beasts, instead ol on them. Thii, how
ever, i a digression, for which, now that I
have followed it out to my satisfaction, I ask
Theory such as I have adverted to wes
imparted to me; snd very soon I flourished
the pliunt hickory, and buwled out the sci
eniilic monosyallabWs with a nasality us
easy and wormaii like us that of any Bill or
Joe, to the manner born.
The meadow is entered; the earl left in a
corner, reding on its wheel and long nose,
like that Australian bird who lotutes himsell,
for his esse, tripodwise upon his two legs snd
his bill; the dinner-pulls are sheltered in its
shadow; scythes sre hung and whetted, and
"forward four." The best man goes foremost;
and the strong-backed scythemen, each with
"rifle" or whetstuno in his red right hand,
gi.ded low and tight, stepping wide and bond
ing forward, seem to gesture the lading grass
into the long straight swaths which grow
close under and alter the left hand of each.
"And forward, and forward,
teals lleeely they go;
Far strong arm. ware the lesg keen gtalts
1 rr Titrrsies serars tuesw."
' Is anything more inspiriting than the
"rhythmic sweep" of s platoon of mowers! j
They seem to best the time to some myste
rious msrehing music. Strength is magnifi
cently shown; no Isbor will better test the
thews snd sinews of a man. The Isme Hit
describsble joy srises from the simultaneous
stesdy movement thai pulsates out trom the
heavy tread of marching men, and (lie Sym
metrical involutions of a hall of dancers.
And there is rapid snd continusl progress.
Abundant conditions of excitement are in the
operations of a band of mowers. If strength,
action, rhythm, simultaneity, snd success, in
concrete and vivid presentation, will not til j
pulses of deep pleasure in a man's soul, he
.-fou'd be kicked out of decent society as sn '
undoubted trensoner snd incendiary, or sent'
to the School for the Trsining and Teaching
of Idiots, as a pitiable instance of that anti-1
climax of mental negation which two higher '
degrees are (sec Dr. S. G. Howe's Reports) i
simpleton and fool as a fully undeveloped j
idiot. I '
Away go the mowers, halfway round the ! '
field; and now they stand erect, and thering
ing reduplicating clash of the whetstone ! I
comes back upon their steps. But I too. must 1 I
perforin my office. With ardor I inquire,! I
like the revolutionary orator, "Why stand nej
here idle?" and with a "peaked stick" I des- j I
cend in fury upon the slain. The red-top and
daises are tossed abroad upon the four winds; I
and with an ennobling consciousness of pow- I
If, and working out certain dim conceptions 1 1
sf a grand military march, by brandishing tny I
stick in unison with the alternation of ad-' t
dancing steps, I sweep up and down the field , I
n a centrilugacious halo of scattered grami- 1 1
lea;, feeling, as neurly as I can judge, very f
nach like a cyclone.
But over what tremendous volcanoes of I
.hinly covered agonies and horrid throes of a
Jain are all hollow human exultations enact-
;il! In the midst of my stormful march, a
'rightful dart of Eblis, a sharp sudden stroke,
irecipitated as by diabolicnl propulsion from
some far distant sphere of malignant wrath, , t
unites me full upon the forehead. A shriek-j i
ng diphthongal OU! and a lofty entrethat)
ire the involuntary introductories of my debut j y
is "Le danseur malyre ut." Several millions j y
)f minute yellow devils, with black stripes t
tnd a "voice snd hideous hum," stimulate me I j
nto an inconceivably rapid and intricate war-) j
lance, accompanied by u solo obligulo upon i
he human voice. I have, in short, trodden t
jpon a yellow hornet's nest. The Briarean
evolutions of my hands knock off my hat. An u
;nterprising "bird" forthwith ehsconces hint-1 ,
self among my locks, and proceeds to harpoon
lie at his leisure. I seem to scrub out every
Iiair, such is tho promptitude and velocity of a
the friction which I apply. But I despair ofi c
maintaining my position, the enemy having It
made a lodgment within the citadel. I run j i
is nobody ever ran before, and suddenly turn j
md llee ut u sharp angle to my first course, ' y
in order that the momentum of my foes may ! j
throw them ofi" my track. Bat they turn us I t
luickly as 1, sticking much closer than either j r
i friend or a brother would do. I see the
jrook before me, I go headforemast, splash! s
into a deep hole, where 1 stumble; full, choke, ! i
md am picked out by the mowers, who are1, i
nearly helpless with laughter. I hava swal- ,
iowed several quarts of warm brook-water, 1
screeched until I cannot Whisper, expended (
more strength and breath than it seems pof )
sib le that I should ever recover; have endur- U
;ii and am enduring inure pain than ten by-'
Jrophobiacs; and with one eye fust shut and t
Swelled into a bard red lump ol agony, and' i
ial evidence of a most uusyimuelrical charac-
ter, I lie helpless, blind, sopping, and sobbing i
in a swurth of iresh, cool, green gruss, until i
time, salt, and plantain leaves assuage most ,
of the puin. I know A'hal hornets are, at
least in their foreign relations; but the single ,
item of knowledge is no equivalent for the ;
difficulties under which it was pursued. What .
fiends they are! Did the Inquisition ever try ,
hornets on any particularly refractory captive!
Soon comes tho dinner time, indicated to
the observant farmers, by the proportions of
shadow and sunlight, upon the roof of a cer- ,
tain barn. We made a nest in bushes and
long gruss, within the shadow of great trees,
and squatted Turk-like arjund a service of tin
crockery, brown paper and bark, whp;eon
were displayed salt beef, cold boi'.ed poluioea,
bread and butler, and u, specimen of rye gin
gerbread, Wnich, for weight and tenacity,
might be a mass of native copper, from Like
Superior. The food disappears rapidly, under
the direction ol jack-knives and one-pronged
forks, whittled from slicks. The jug clucks
and chuckles to the affectionate kisses of the
thirsty workman, and much refreshed, they
take a short "nooning" to tell stories, gossip
or sleep, and go to work ugain.
Haymakers cure in the alternoon what they
1 kill in the morning. At two or three o'clock
, the mowing ceases, und the raking begins.
In this operation, the weukest goes first,
the strongest man may tuko the heaviest ra
king; so 1 am ex ' i'o leader. I must fall i
sinurtly to, to keep ahead, or my rear-rank
1 man will rake my heals off; and for a while
, I go bravely on. But the peculiar hold, and
1 sliding manipulation of the "rake's-tail" soon
tell on my city-bred hands. The insides ol
my thumbs, and the space between them and!
my lingers, is first red and then raw; snd by!
the time thut the gruss lies in winrows, I !
huve done enough. Before sunset the win-'
rows are rulled into cocks, which are shaped
coiiewiue, and skilfully shiugle-laid fur shed
ding ol ruiuj and with a small load uf new'
buy, hastily pitched upon the carl, lor inline-!
d.ale use, we return home.
Close alter s tinsel is milking; af'r ml Ik'
ing supper; after U)iper, prayers; and alter
prayers, sleep, which, indeed, hud in.de an
i irruption Iruni its legitimate domain, in the
chambers above, and taki ng ine at a disud
; vantage when I was"djwn," on my knees,
as in duty bound. The steady unmodulated
, evenness ol my uncle's reading lor the fam
ily was Upiecopuliau and the lull melody ol
the words, put me quickly asleep; and I re
luotaaily rial, roiire, and undress; reluctant
ly, because th- motion charms away the
drowsy god into whose embrace I sank so
softly, snd leave! me brosd awake to lie down I
in bed. But I Soon forget thst and every
other trouble, snd know no more uhlil day
Such was my life with the farmers by the
Ms). The time end space fail me to tell of)
the rockweeding expeditions; the wanderings
after lost cattle in the woods; the wood-rut-,
lir.g in the ssme; the whortleberry parties;
Ult numberless delightful and adventurous oc- J
cupstions in which my farming summers!
passed. It was pleasure unspeakable. Arid
not that only, but I gained I store of strength, 1
and hardy habits to keep It good, which sub- 1
sequent ypars of study and confinement have
not hitherto exhausted. I never can see a '
thin, whlte-ficed schoolboy of twelve or fif. :
teen, that I do not long to expatriate him for
b year or two from the pie and Cfke, the cod
Jiing und cookery of home, the weary, bru'n
uaking of his school, out into the healthy1
world ol the workers in the soil. His parer ts '
vuu lil be glad, however indignant or sorrow-,
rul at the parting, when he should return, as I
afown as a berry, straight, strong and hearty,
ilmost able to eat bis farmer self, if lie were '
I also gained an invaluable agricultural , i
jias; so thut I am ready, when my expected i I
competence shall have been accumulated, to 1 1
aetnke myself to the shadow of my trees and i
irines, and to the sunshine of my tilled land, !
md there in peace lo end my days, living in ! i
he world of God, amongthetrees, the plants. 1
he dumb bensts, the eai th, ihe infinitude of,
leauty and vigor and youth, designed by him; j
is much superior lo architectural and artistic I
larrotrieS of stone and canvas, as the pure,
nystic beauty of Mont Blanc, the glories ol ,
he sea, of storms, and of the evening clou 's, I (
re superior to the gorgeous drapery und gilt j t
;ingerbread of a hotel bridal-chamber. j t
DEPORTMENT IN CHURCH.
The correspondent of the Muscat Enju:rc
bus discourses on the proprieties of boliavior
n church: i
On entering a church ynu should take ofi t
our hat, if you are a gentleman; if a lady, i
ou can keep it on. You should sit down in c
he slip as soon as you get near enough; if
ou are accompanied by u 'lady,' and she be t
our 'superior,' you must not both squeeze t
nto the slip together, for something might t
ireak; if she be your 'inferior,' lei hei go to i
ome other church, You should not talk 1
iloud 'In meeting,' unless you be the preach- I
If. . I
Nver go to your pew in a hurry, unless
'ou are afraid you will get crowded out, and i
it soeh time- be ni:c imit tut.- th Ttirtrit
lut, unless the choir ure singing, 'I see 4iim I
in his winding wuy ' If you are accompany- t
ng a lady, .-he should open the door that is i
f she is so disposed; if the lady accompanies I
ou, you should open the doo-; and it she be I
our 'superior,' and 'etrohg-thihaea,' go in, t
lutif 'inferior,' and opposed to woman's I
ights,' let her 'go in,' but yon -put.' 1 1
Should you sit in a slip beside a fashion- I
ible lady, you should not look ut her during i
ervice, especially ifydu are not good look-
ng, for she might faint. Never cast sheep's I
'ys at the 'fair sex' during sermon time, an' i
ess by previous arrangement. If you attend
ihurch with a lady in the everting, you see 1
ler home, unless somebody better looking i
cuts ynu out;' and in that case give him I
jesse' for bis impudence; but don't say any i
hfrtg to the lady, for she Wasn't to blame, I
nor tiling. If you have a small hnnd, and i
ihinoe to have a ring on it, be sure and I
teep it (the hand) in your pocket, folks might i
hink you wanteu to 'make a show.' Don't
oolt at your watch in church, for it is evl- i
leiii'e that yon have more regard for 'time'
han 'eternity.' Never blow your nose when
'ou have a 'chaw of tobacco' in your mouih,
or you might get choked. Canes, umbrellas
ind habits should be left on a 'stand' at the
Don't change yonr seat unless there are
tacks in it, or 'the little wee darling dear'
behind you pulls your hair; und even then
lon't et uneasy or fidgetty, nor leave until
there Ii a pause in the sermon, and then go
nut (ka the wick of a bob-tailed candle.
Never 'yan' in church wilh a atretch,' for
yonr suspenders might break, and you be 'ga
thered tugether as a scroll' I mean if you
are a gentleman. When returning from
church, if you are an 'aged man,' go quietly
and do not stop on the way, to 'cut up' any of
your freaks. No lady' should stay to chat
on the road, unless she bo a 'superior,' and of
Should the sermon exceed ono hodr and
forty minutes in length, you can 'shift your
position,1 but not oven then, unless you can
get an easier one. If a lady is sitting by
vonr side, and she be your superior," and
gets to nodding, let her lean her head upon
your shoulder, but keep your eye out, and re
member thut in Martin Van Buren's trans
lation of Homer we learn!
I'ThlllSOthMJ UliJn wa ts the impending fall
If on taking your slip you find a stranger
in it, don't kick bim out, but let him be; and
if the sermon is as long as some we know of,
he will gel sufficiently punished for his suda-city.
New York papersstate that James P. Van
hprOi lately deceased, left by his will 815,000
to the New York Orphan Asylum, and Ijlo,
000 more on the dealli of his widow: 20,000
to the Protestant Episcopal Bible Society;
s)'J0,000 to the Protestant Episcopal Missions;
and the residue of his estate, estimated at
)1j0,000, lo Ihe American Bible Society.
The annexMion of that part of North Ala
bama which is above the Tennessee, is agita
ted with greul interest and enthusiasm by the
peopie of thut section.
The Legislature of Texas have passed a
bill to establish a Christian Sabbath, provi
ding for the punishment, by fine snd impri
sonment, of such persons as may perforin any
lakor, or procure any to be done on Snndsy.
(cjF'We) copy the following srticles at the
request of the publisher of Dr. Hogan's book
against Human Cstholicism, Mr. Wm .
of this country. It will be seen thai Hsgan,
for departing from the faith of Rome, wss
pretty extensively "cursed," snd also slight-lyt"damned:"
DEPORTMENT IN CHURCH. A PRECIOUS RELIC.
The following communication wns taken
from s pspcr published in Philadelphia in
1823. The paper says:
"We have received a true copy of the ex
communication of Dr. William Hogan, Pis
tor ol St. Mary's church in this city; it is as
follows: 'By the authority of God Almighty,'
the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, sod the un
defiled Virgin Mary, mother snd patroness of;
our Savior; and all the celestial Virtues, "An-'
gels, Arch-angels, Thrones, Dominions, Pow-1
era, Cherubim snd Seraphim; and of all the
holy Patriarchs, Prophets, and of all the:
Apostles and the Evangelists of the Holy In- '
nocents, who in the sight or the Holy Lamb, I
ire found worthy to sing the new song, of the 1
Holy Martyrs and Holy Confessors, and of all '
lie Virgins and o! all saints together, wilh
he Holy elect of God, may he, William Ho '
;an be damned. We excommunicute and 1
inathematize him, and from the threshold of! '
he Holy church of God Almighty, we seqnes- j 1
er him, that he may be tormented, deposed '
tnd delivered over with Dathan and Abiram, '
ind with those who sny unto the L'jrd, "De-i
lart Irom us, for we desire none of thy ways;'i '
is a fire is quenched with water, ao let the
ight of him be put out forever, unle-s it re-, '
lent him and he make satisfaction: Ainen!!i
Hay the Father, w ho created man, curse i
iies ! May the Son, whusuffered for us,curse ! 1
ii in ! May the Holy Ghost, who suffered for '
is in baptism, curse html May iho Hnly i
oss which Christ our salvation bora, tri-;
irrt ihing over his enemies) curse him! May 1
he Holy and Eternal Virgin Mary, Mother ut i
3 'd curse him! May St. lilcheil, the sdvo- , I
:ate of the Holy Souls, curse him! May the'j'
Vngels, Archang lee, principalities and pow-', I
ire, and nil heavenly armies, cur:-e bim! May i
It. John (hi' precursor, and Si. John the Uap- I
ist, and St. Peter, and St. Paul, and St . An-; i
Irew, and all of Christ's Apostles together,
urse him! und may the rest of our Desciples,
ind Evangelists, who by their preaching con
erted the universe, the holy and wonderful (
ompnny of Martyrs and Confessors, who by : j
heir holy works are found pleasing to God
Mmighiy, curse him! May the holy choir of f
I oly Virgins, who for'the honor of Christ,:
lave despised the things of the world, damn ' ,
iml May all the saints frum the beginning (
if the world to everlasting ages, who are.
bund to be beloved ol Gad, damn him!
&Iny ho b Jomaed wherever he be, whe
her in the house or in the church; may he be .
uirsed in living and dying; may he be cursed , .
n eating and drinking, i:i being hungry, in :,
leing thirsty, in lasiiiig. In sleeping, in elum
lering, in sitting, in lying, in working, in res-1 ,
ing, and in blood lotting; may he be cursed
nwardly and outwardly; may he be cursed In ,
is brains and in his vertex, in his temples, in
is eyebroivs, in his cheeks, in his jawbones
n his nostrils, in his teeth and grinders, In!
lis lips in his throat, and his shoulders, in
lis uruis.in his fingers, may lie be damned
n his mouth, in his breast, in his hear: and
Hirlenauee, down lo the very stomach! may
le be cursed in his veins, and in his groins,
n bis thighs, and genitals, in his knees, his
egs and feet anil toenails; may he be cursed
n all his joints ami articulation of his inem
lers; from the crown of the head to the sole
if the loot may there be no soundness! M iy
he San of tha living God, with all the glory
jf his majesty, curse bim! und may heaven,
wilh all the powers that move therein, rise
igainathim, and curse und damn him, unless
le repent und make satisfaction. Amen, eu
je it, be it so, Amen."
TO MEMBERS THE BAR OF
The friends of Temperance of tins County
would beg have to cull the attention of the
inembersof the Barto the following resolu
tions passed by the members of the Bar of
Wayne County, Indiana. Such a determina
tion taken by the members of this County,
would raise the profession very much in the
estiinuti m of all good men. As a class, law
yers have not been regarded as being favora
ble to a prohibitory law; and it is no doubt
true, that they have more generally than any
other class, in consequence of their close
connection with politics, which demoralize
most men. stood aloof from, where they have
not directly opposed, the temperance cause.
"Wnereas, the vending of spriiuous li
quors has beconv a great moral & social evil,
and we see ruin and devastation in its prac
"Ihsolved, That we, members of the legal
profession in Wayne County, do hereby
pledge ourselves to each other, and the com
munity, thut we will not henceforth defend
any person who is charged with, and who wo
believe to be guilty of selling by retail. Spirit
uous liquors lo be drank, we viewing the
practice as fatal to the interests of society,
and demoralizing in all its aspects.
"In witness whereof, we have set our
names, and file this, our pledge, in the offica
of the Court of Common Pleas, as perpetual
testimony of this, our fixed purpose, in tbil
respect, this 16th day of January, 1854."
And we would further suggest to the legal
, profession of our Country, to give an addition
' al pledge, that they will refuse to present the
petition of any person whatever, lor a tavern
license to sell ardent spirits, snd thereby
i wash their bunds from any participation In
aiding others to '.ruffle, intoxicating liquors.
The Hon. Nathan Preston, a gentleman
belonging lo an old Revolution and Puritan
I family, ol Litchfield, Conn., bis just died,
leaving a lorgo fortune, amounting, lo trom
$ 150,000 to 'J00.000 in money, stocks, and
lands in various parts of the country, but
principally, it is said, at Pittsburgh- It
seems that Mr. Preston was an aged uncle of
Mr. Joseph A. Scoville, editor' or the Pick of
New York city, wbo is the only legal heir to
(hit vast estate1
WASH CO. War in the East--Manifesto of the
WASH CO. War in the East--Manifesto of the Czar Nicholas.
"We, Nicholas the First, die, have slresdy
informed our beloved snd faithful subjects ol
the progress of our dissgreemeuts with the
"Since then, although hostilities hsve com- '
inenced, we have not ceased sincerely to '
wish, ss we still wish, the cessslion of blood. '
shed. We even entertsined the hops thai '
reflection snd time would convince the Turk- '
ish Government of its misconception engend
ered by treacherous instigations, in which f
our just demands, rounded on treaties, have "
been represented as sttempts at its independ- '
ence and veiling intentions or sggrsndiie-
ment. Vsin, however, hsve teen our ex- '
pt-'ctotiuns, so Tar. r
"The English snd French Governments "
bare sided with Turkey, and the appearence v
or the combined fleets st Constantinople, 11
nerved ss a further incentive to its obstinacy; c
mew, both the Western Powers, without
previously declaring War, hsve sent their j 1
leets to the Black Sea, proclaiming their in-
lention to protect the Turks, snd to impede 1 11
he free navigation of our vessels of war for
.he defense of our coasts. After so unheard e
f a course among civilized nation", we re-1
:alled our embaasiesWrom England & France I
ind have broken off all political intercourse
villi those powers.
"Thus, England and France have sided
'ith the enemiej of Christianity against
ssia, who is combating for the orthodox ' &
"Ii it Russia will not betray her holy rail- ,
ng; and, if enemies infringe our frontier, ; ,
ve are ready to meet them with firmness be- ,,
pieathed to us by our (ore'athera. Are we 1
lot the nam " Russian nation of whose ex- u
lloit the memorable events ol loiz oeoi t,
less. I n
"May the Almighty assist us to prove this i.
iy deeds. Willi ibis hope, cem'jating for e
mr persecuted brethren, followers Oi .the n
"uitli of Christ, with one accord let all R-js- j
iu exciaim-On! Lord, our Redeemer! shuui ,,
ihall we fear? .M y God be glorified aud his
Jiiemies be scattered! t!
"St. Petersburg, 9th (21st) Feb. 1854."
1 1 1 rr . is notion" uu.v limn me iJ 11 u , so
ur as the relative positions ii the two armies 1
s concerned. Operations of magnitode are
etarded by the bad weather, but a constant
luccessiun or minor encounters are reported. 11
'n almost all these conflicts the Turks are
he aggressors, aud generally come oft vie-
ors. From all indications, however, the
Russians, slowly as they move, are prepa-inj c
for a grand stroke notwithstanding that a a
Russian dispatch from Krsjove, Feb. 24th. a
oys "that they still maintain the defens've, '1
tnd as yet show nc disposition to attack Kala- t
st." Other letters from Bucharest, Feb. c
16th, state that at Brailow and nearGuirgevo b
ihey (the Russians.) were still busied in pre- f
p-irng pontoons aud oilier means or pasage i
iT tha river. i h
A BATTLE IN THE DARK!
On the 17lh of February a conflict took J
place by mistake between two columns of 'i
the Ru.-sian army. The Turkish position 1
are extended in an easterly direction as far
as the village Culpeaceni, which is about a
mile distant from Kalalut. For several days '
a Turkish corps, 4,000 strong, under the com
manJ of Col. Mirolai, bud been pjsted in
front of this vi.lage, anil ihe direction of the
Russian outposts. On this curps ihe Rus- r
sians determined to make an onslaught dur- l
ing the night of the lGth. For this purpose c
two Russian culumns were brought up, each
from 4,000 to o,000 strong, one by the road , "
that leads to Kulafat from about the village j 1
of Seribezi, and the other from the left side1 '
of it, from uboet Poisna (Prince M;!osch's '
properly.) to advance unexpectedly upon the L
Turks, to surprise, enclose them, and to cut
them to pieces. The Russian columns com-
inenced their marcli at three o'clock in the I
morning, and by four o'clock reached a posi- I
tion from whence they were only a half an '
hour's inarch from the Turki-h pickets. The
second column seems either to have missed j
ihe direction by mistaking the road, or to
have come up long after its time. Be this I
as il may, the latter column, in the obscurity I
of a foggy nlgbti concluded the furmsr one
to be a body of hostile Turks and instantly
opened upon them terrific cann made, which
the others, who lubored under the same mis
take, returned wilh yet more deadly effect.
Pressing towards each oilier it cainu ere long
to a close tire of sm ill arms. This ill-omened
combat lasted for un hour and ah ill', unli.
when day dawneJ, the combatants saw with
horror ihe error ihey had committed. The
loss in killed and wounded in the course ol
this night's encounter, is reckoned, by the
Russians themselves at several hundreds.
The Turks were naturally alarmed st every
point; and at Widden. which is but u league
and a half distant, Omer Pacha, on hearine.
tne cannonade.took all tl 1 requisite measures
lor defence. The Turkisu corps stationed
at Cuipercedi stood to arms, in readiness lor a
loss to imagine or comprehend what the Rus
sians were about murdering one other in that
style. It was not till between 7 and 8 A
M-, that the Russian columns withdrew to
their respective positions, carrying their
wounded slong with them.
Batard TatxoK recently delirered an in
' tefesting lecture in New York on ihe A
' rabiarts, In the course of which ho had occa
' slon to mention the habit of using a certain
narcotic, drug, which prevails among thii
j people, and described is effects in some ex
' periinents hemadeifpon himself. His descrip
tion was ss follows:
While in Arabia, I had one very remark
! able experience. There is a drug in the
East whose effect is like opium, that which
is prepared from the Indian hemp. It war
I much used by the Saracen warrior, wher
J about to enter a battle as a stimulus. It pro
,1 duces on the imagination a double conscious
ness; one part uf the mind seems to study
while the other part looks on. From motive.
of curiosity, I wns persusded to try the if" .
'its of it upon my own system. I wss in
Damascus st the tiino. Soon after taking
the drug, the effect began to appear. I saw
the furniture in the room, talked with the
otnpany snd yet I seemid to be near the py
amid of Cheops whose block of stone sp
eared to me like huge squsres or Virginia
obacco. The scene chsnged, and I was no
he desert in a boat made of the mother of
learl. The sand seemed to be grains cT
ustreus gold, through which my bust ran as
(idly as on the waves or the sea; the lir
eemed filled with harmonies of the sweetest
fusie) the atmosphere was filled with light,
nth odcrs and music. BeTore ire there seem
id to be a constant series of arcades and
aii. bows, through which for fifteen years I
eemed lo glide. The finer senses were en
elcped.and all gratification was a single bar
nonious sensation. Hence wa can easily
or.reive the origin of the Arabian Nights,
iy companion, a huge Kentuckian, tried
tie drug with srnusing effect. After looking
t me aw hile, he suddenly started up w ith
is exclamution, 'Tin a locomotive," and
egan to cut off his words like the puff of an
tigine, snd to work his arms like the moving
f the wheels. At last he seized the jug for
drink, but set it down wilh a yell, saying,
how can I take water int my boiler, when
'in letting off steam1"
Wool. Tne editor of Tim Wool Grower
sumes it as a Tair calculation to estimate
he consumption oT wool in the United Slates
qual to six pounds per head or all the in
abitants. This give3 150 000.000 pounc'l
s the DtCtHary supply Tor ho ne cnnsuinp
on .every iota or which ought lo be prod need
pon our own soil. But we have statistical facts
j snow thai not ouu Umlt of that amount is
lanufictufed in this country, und part o' that
i irtade up of imported wool. It is calculat
d thdt the annual increase of population
ould require an annual increase or six mil
ons of sheep, instead of two millions as at
This brought forward as an argument, by
ie opponents of home industry and home
iterests, in favor of ta!:ing off all import
uty up m wool, because the country doos
it supply enough for heme consumption.
'his is the very ccurse to prevent farmers
om embarking in the business of woul
rowing. It is a dishonest srguinen'. and is
pon a par with the whole business of
speculat;ng in woo!," of which The Wool
"As a class, ir we may judge by those who
ome into the country to purchase wool, they
re the most unscrupt.l us and dishonest or
ny with whtxn the farmers have to deal.
uey stand at no falsehood that will enable
hem lo deceive the wool grower and get his
lip at a reduced rate, no matter how much
elow its real value. And they boast of the
icility with which they can gull them. And
F selling an article for what il is not be dis
ipnoet, then they are equally guilty of gross
auds upon the community in the sale cf
;oods. But in that th y are sustained by th
armers, who must nut complain. As long as
leople will buy cheap clot'i, so long will
hey make it, even if they have to use rushes
or wrap and hoop-poles for filling. When
ieople stop consuming rag-cloth, and all o
her adulterations, und only go for a genuine
irticle, for which they are willing to pay a
air price, then we shall have good cloth a
;ain nol before.
"I hope fanners will look a little to their
iwn interest, and not allow themselves to be
oked to the car of poliiicians, Bnd hawed
md geed about as we drive our oxen, and
ilways mude to draw them along without any
irovender. To be sure, we get nicely curried
lown about election time, but that's all we
lo get; good patient sou s as we are."
It is a piiy they were not literally curried
lown alter being fleeced, unli1 they had a
ittte common sense raked into them, until
hey would look a little more to their own in
erest, instead of yoking themselves to tha
;ar of any politician, who was only anxious
ret their hide and tallow."
If politicians would quit the wool business,
jolh black aud white, il wouiJ be belter for
IN FULL BLAST.
Speaking of s Li pior estHbl!shm-nt in Ihis
city, one ol our contemporaries felicitously
save t "is in full blast'."
Aye, BLAsr is the wurd. Bast thl char
aclers of the young, whose love of excitement
tempts ihein to indulge in strong drink
8!ast the hopes of Parents who fondly trust
11. e r sous will proe their pride aud solace in
hi md age Biast the hupp ness of wives by
maknig'bruies of their husbands, and strip
ping them of their property Ulast the hopes
ol children, who are compelled to bear the
disgrace of seeing their lulhers incarcerated
in jail wilh felons, and those only who have
suti'ered this anguish know its poignancy
Ulasl ihe peace and welfare of society snd
B ast the victims' hopes of happiness in ano
.1... -oirlif Ave. Blast is the word!
Onto Tobacco Ohio rsised, in lS30, 10,-
451,459 lbs. of tobacco. This was.most of it.
raised in four or five counties in the East end
of the State, vii: a'.
Belmont UoW Ut
Monroe 8.MI.705 -
In the western part of the State the only
large amount raised was in Brown, which wm
The Msyiville (Ky ) Eagle stys: Thero
were &k wild cats killed in Keritueky,,eel
their scalps paid for by the Cominonwtalth.isl
The fine to bo imposed upon the owntn of
ho Black Warrior by ill authorities of Ha
vana, i eqial to 950,000.