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J. Caskey, EliUr aid PMjrietor.
Offiee-Washiagtoa Street, Third Door South of Jackson.
TeTmstiOae Dollar and Fiftj ten'fc a Idfaief .
MILLEHSBURG, HOLMES COUNTY, tifflO. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, .1838.'
UNDER THE SUN.
UNDER THE SUN. BY KATINKA.
There are little bird in the svearaore tiros.
Toning sad staffing the Whole day Yomg;
tlforlgwhh gladness while daylight lasts.
Cheering their labor with merry sung.
There are green jW& waving in wind and rain,
Telling of labor yet to be done, ' '
Vlfti theorai shall beripent-daad gathered in,
A golden harvest, under the aunl
Under its banks to the restless sta.
Flowed the rirer, no clear and bright.
Kissing the flowers that grow in its path
Dancing along through the pleasant light
Rocking the boats on its boaum bruad.
As into the harbor they gladly run ;
"Gleamisgand spailiiag. as to the sea
ItSoweta forever, down aader the sun!
There tngrtat Asortjaigbiag for honor and fame,
Chasiug a phantom, that seems to stand
Etc before them ia mockery lair,
Holding a crown ia its outstretched hand. .
There are prisons, with windows and doors all
M.kinr dark shadows that all man shun:
While the prisoners, chained in their dreary cells,
Dream of the freedom, out under the aunt
TrAr Ota ann there are lovtrt. still
'Dreaming the dream that can never grow old;
Treasuring tresses of waving hair
Brighter and dearer than wealth untold.
Seeing forever but one dear face .
"Eeariug forever no voice save one
Ho dream the lovers that same old dream,
Hairing a Aeavcu, down under the sunt
little foet, wearied before the time.
Little bands, folded upon the breast.
Bright eyes closed ere the sad tears come;
go g0 the little ones unto their rest!
Old men, laying the strong staff down.
Close their eyes on the race all run;
Death U an enact that leads the way,
'Out of the shadows, down coder the sea!
"Graveyards, spread over hill still'dalc :
Graves, &r down in the deep 'blue sea.
Tell where our hopes and our joys lie hid.
Safe in the depths of eternity;
but wbeiher tiiejttitert bloom on their grsves
Or the wares sing over the treasures won.
Their angt'ls look out from the heaven above.
And watch those who love them, down under
There is pain Ad 1ab(fr, ndlra 'a'ad Woe, ;
Like dark clouds hovering over our way ;
With hope and happiness shining through all
The sunlight mairitfg the pleasant day;
But n time riff come when the care shall cease
When we weep inbre.W.wilh work all done
Fold gladly or hands o'er a quiet beart.
And rest from all murmuring tnder the sun!
UNDER THE SUN. BY KATINKA. Miscellany.
THE TIMELY WITNESS
At the clou of a cold winter's day in
the year 1814, during tbe court term at
Clcrkenwell Assizes, England, there came
up by tbe evening mail stage an ordinary
looking person, who baited at a small tav
ern in tbe town of B , wbere tbe trials
were being beard, and wbo informed the
landlord that he should proceed ou the fol
lowing dav, if the weather was not too
bad. ' : '
He booked himself as "Henry Edgeford,
of Leeds," was duly bestowed, and nothing
out of tlie common appearance indicating
itself in bis manner of habits. He spoke
pleasantly, mixed with the coming and es
tablished guests of the bouse, an I as the
weather seemed gl.iotny and forbidding, in
tbe morning, (a circumstance that might
easilv have been foretold on the evening he
arrived, by the way,) he decided to remain
over another day.
Among the cases which had been pre
sented by the grand jury f the borough, at
the present sitti g of the court, was one for
highway robbery, cliarged opou a man
who ausweretl to tbe name of Burrows,
and win se trial bad commenced ou the day
of Edgeford's arrival.
.Time appeared to bang heavily upon tbe
newcomer's bands, and he seemed to be
anxious to proceed on his journey; but the
weather would not permit, and be found
fcrniself. "reluctantly compelled" to tarry at
B . Hi landlord desirous to amu.-e
him and retain his visitor as long as ossi
Me, -rrmirfned him that the town or vicinity
offered but poor jftcouragement ordinarily
f.fr tbe enteatam'ment of strangers, and es
mcially to those who were bred in and ac
customed to city life; but just at that lime
the c-Htit was in sessiHi, and among the
reseiitaliouai was tbe case of one John Bur
rows, who was tienr tried for au alleged
rollliery tin tbe highway, the details of
i i 1 1 j i.i r,. ,KU
WUICIl WOUI'I uo u uuui micicsi uiiu ivi
iuonient j But the stranger had no taste
Tor the marvelous, and didu't care to
tend court; v, i
, The subject was freely discussed At the
table, however, at breakfast and luncb
hours; and Mr. Edgeford was induced at
last to go to the court-house and listen to
tbe closing evidence npob tbe capital trial
Which had so deeply interested every one
else in the neighborhood, and which was
really a case of importance and note.
In the meantime letters reachod the ho
tel for 'Heory Edgeford, of Leeds" for
warded duly by the post from London : and
Mr.- E. had upokew of one or two of hU
ciirresrionderM e, cas-itflly,' who had been re
cognized by ob gentlemen, also tarryi g
nt tbe tmbtic house where he was tempor
arily, sojourning. , He bad a heavy letter
of credit, from hi "friend," (as he called
him.) Hon. Tho.' Barim, and every thing
about the deportirferfl and carriage of Mr.
Henry Edgetord deuoted bim tbe accom
The .ae o Burrows' who was charged
with tbe high crime mentioned, was in this
as set forth in tbo allegation: .
. On tbe flight of June 16th, 1814, the
Hon. Jonas Petit, M. was on his wa
borne in his pond chaise, when his animal
was suddenly seized by a man who sprang
from a hedgerow oear tbe crossing of the
Charing Si Barnngton roads, who presen
ted a pistol agaitist the honorable M. f ,
and demanded "his money or his life." It
was near the setting of the moon, and the
only' clew to the identity of the supposed
robber was a small gash upon the back of
his hand, which tbe honorable gentleman
observed at the lime the pistol was drawn
npon hitn. '-
He bad only four guineas about him at
thnt moment, aud a single ten pound note
on the bank of Fngland. Tbe latter was
not discovered by the'Wbber, but the four
gold coius were given op. Immediately an
alarm was given by the honorable gentle
man.' Scouts and policemen were sent out
and three days 'afterwards, Burrows was
, -it- . a jj
cnpiurea inn neignooring lown nnu coiiuii
ed on suspicion. No gold was fotind 'db
The honorable gentleman felt very .posi
tive about bis identity, however, from bis
dress, size, and the scarred hand; and, as
the testimony of an M. P. is a matter of
no mean weight against a poor devil wbo
may chance to be out late in the evening,
in tbe capacity, happily of an amatuer
poacher or otherwise, so Burrow, who
might or might not be innocent wbas bad-
ded over for examination and subsequently
was put npon trial for bis life, as tbe uppo
sed robber of tbe honorable Jona Petit,
member of Parliament, aforesaid, 4c.
Ia defence, Burrows bimply asserted that
he was a laborer, without any especial pro
fession. It was his lot to be anywhere,
aud every here, from time to time. He
had formerly been out at sen-ice, and on
the present occasion (so ho declared) he
was on his way in search of a new place,
having traveled from Brighton on the day
he was falsely arrested, and never having
been to his knowledge, in the vicinity of
the cnissing of the Charing and Barnngton
roods in his life. This defence was of no
account, of course, when the solemn as?er
vntion of an honorable member of Parlia
ment stood against it, nnd moreover, when
such honorable gentleman was so certain df
the scarred hand, &c. '
The evidence had been duly submitted,
however, and upon the afternoon of the
second day of the trial, as we have "ncHexl,
Mr. Henry Jidgetord was prevanea upon
to visit the court house. Tbe honorable
accuser had testified to the best of his
knowledge and belief t'uat Burrows was the
man who robbed bim: all the connecting
circumslnnces bad be set forth "by the
DroseCutinir alto'fne'v, "who exhibited the
Customary Teal of a government officer,
tt bere the rich and Influential are put in
opposition to the Aumble and -powerless,
aud the prisoner was finally supposed to be
in a most critical position.
"Upon my word," said Mr. Edgeford,
suddenly turning to the gentleman wbo
"bad accompanied bim from tbe hotel to the
trial, "upon my word 1 have seen mat
prisoner beYore this." And raising his eye
glass, for a closer inspection of his person
and features, lie declared no was sure ne
had met the fellow within a few mouths
oft Us tie Was 'positive.
The prisoner gazed upon tne stranger an
instant, as if he partially recognized bim
when the rhief judge arose to charge the
W.' ' . . . . ... .
lie entertained no donDi, tte saia, alter
listening to ttie poin'ed and conclusive evi
dence which tad been presented to the
court Then turning to the prisoner he
asked if he had anything to say, or if be bad
any defense to offer when Burrows arose
calmly, and in a clear voice, replied
- "My JUords: 1 am a poor stranger in
this place, without a friend to turn to for
aid in my emergency; but Iain innocent
of the high crime you have charged against
me. At the lime when this alleged rob
bery was committed, I was mi-distant from
tbe place. where the robbery was effected,
and I never was in that locality at all, in
my life. "
"1 am totally ignorant oi your ruies oi
law and may not be permitted now, per
haps, to present any evidence that may af
fect my ui fortunate case favorably. Nev
ertheless, I see among the spectators pres
ent, one person, who, providentially, may
save me.- I do not know his name, but I
beg that the gentleman who sits on ray
right yonder, (Kiiiting to Henry Edge
ford.) may be platted upon the witness
stand and sworn." " ' '
All eves were now turned upon the
traveler, who at the request oftherourt
entered the witness box, wheu the priso
ner thus interrogated him:
"Have you ever before seen me to your
"I am quite sure I hnve."
"Will you give the court your name and
"My name is Henry Edgeford, of Leeds,
and t am a manufacturer of cutlery." '
"Will you state when and where you
met me, and under what circumstances I"
I was traveling about the middle of June
last from Dover W Aldboro', and npon ar
riving at the latter place, I saw you in
waiting, at the lower stage house. Being
eucumbered with luggage, I engaged you
to cart-y my box to the hotel, after to other
lodgings, and I clearly remember your per
son and features."
At what time was this
"About the middle of June."
"Can you stale tbe precise date of your
arrival liens r ' ' e ' . '
"No. t tbink it wason the 15th or 16th
f the month." Then turning to the court,
the witness added "I am not clear, your
honors, as to the exact day but if your
honors will allow me td send to my hotel,
where I am larriporarily stopping here, I
ran ..l.t n tnv mainorandum OOOK, wmuu
will asjiiat mu. vour honors permitting it,
Leave was iriven at once, and in a few
minutes a small trunk was brouht into
court from the stranger's room at the hotel.
Uxn opening the box the dairy was found
and tbe witness turned to tbe 16ib of June,
under which date the following 4itetn'oc-
Mara: Paid porter for carrying liiggi'ge
to lodgings in Aldboro', half a crown.
Arrived at Zl-2 f. M.
Tbe judges now asked again: "And
rla von state tbat the prisoner was the
identical person who did this service for
yon Mr. Edgeford at tbst tjrne"
I am perfectly clear your bouors, in this
Here whs It "sIHgular stateniet that stag
gered the court, tlie jury and the populace
and by no means 'least, tho, honorable
member of Parliament who had been rob
bed on the highway. If this account was cor
rect Aldboro being near a hundred
leagues 'tlistant 'from Barriugton road
surely Burrows could not have been in both
places on the same night, to wit: 16th of
r,i: Vy4j a
' 'I paid him half a crown piece, your hon-
orsjwhich had an unusually large bole in it;
and I remember a remark tbat be made at
tbe time that it bad been saily'Jew'd
alluding to its lightness from this cause.
- Mr. Edgeford sat down and the prisoner
theu asked that the officer who arrested
him might be called for a moment, who
Was subsequently required to produce tbe
contents of the prsoner s pockets, fotind on
him when taken. Among the small amount
of silver thus secured, was a mutilated half
crown peice, which was shown to Mr. Edge
ford, wbo instantly declared it to be the
one he paid to tbe porter, to -the best of
bis belief! -This
settled tho verdict at once. The
crowd applauded, tbe judge sat down in
amazement, the causa went to the jury, tbe
the result was an unqualified acqu tal on
their part, without leaving tbe box.
That same evening, "Henry Edgeford,
Esq," and John Burrows left the town of
is loget her. 1 hey wero two con-
fedetales in crime, both beiug accomplish
ed "gentlemen of the road." Burrows was
the robbjr'of tbe Hon. M. r. he was real
ly guilty : but bis friend and companion
in evil assumed tbe disguise of agentleman
traveler, and being aware of all tbe circum
stances of the case from the beginning,
found uo difficulty in coming a story adapt
ed to the moment and the imminent emer-
gengency of his associate. His lettlers
were forgeries, bis bills of credit ina same;
he learned what coins were found on Bur
rows when be was arrested, and bis deter
mination to -clear him was entirely sccess-
ful. There wrs no time or oportunity for
remitting tbe testimony of .fcjdgeford bis
wh&le -plan w'hs a perfect coup de grace, 'and
to his confedrate in 'crime he proved emi
nently, on that occasion, a timely witness.
Doesticks in Boston.
The famous '-fJiiesltcks" bits 'fiirnisbdd
the New York Picayune an account of
his visit to Boston, from which the follow
ing extracts are made;
Ninety nine extra steed wdrtfis, loco
meeting at high pressure speed about a gar
den walk, of a showery afternoon, and be
ing perpetually turned back, when tbey
get to tbe edge, and compelled to cross
each other's trail in every direction, would,
if the ground were soft, and their every
footstep visible, draw on tbe garden walk
aforesaid, a tolerable accurate map of the
city of Boston, It is crookeder than nine
acres of ram's horns, and has got more cor
ners than a cord of cross-cut saws.
You see your friend, aud you call out to
bim, "Jones, wait a minnte-," and you start
to see Jones, thinking he is .just nMross the
Misguided man! far distant Jones I You
climb nine bills, ttfid turn ninety nine cor
ners, before you get within hailing distance
of Jones again !
Tbe streets look as if tbey had been
made somewhere else, and dumped here
in a huge tangle; and nobody had ever
taken Ibe trouble to straighten iTiern o6t
again. It looks as if somebody bad been
building a lot of cities by contract, and the
job hadn't come out even, and be had
thrown down bis remnants ot streets, ana
odd ends of alleys abd called it Boston.
If any street in the city should be cut a
slraig tmile, in any direction, it would go
through a dozen private parlors, and forty
five irtrblic music buVis. In fact, Boston
looks as if first-rale material for an excel
lent city bad been melted and poured
through a seive, on a side of a hill, and
left to cool. ' - '
, Pikk Peak Fizzling Ott. It is pretty
evident that there is two sides to the won
derful gold stories in Kansas, and that all
wbo seek do not find. For instance, the
Leavsuworth Times of Sept. 28 ill states
that Mr. Spauldiug has arrived from tbe
Pike Peak gold district, and, after having
made a through survey, prouoouces tlie
diggings coiisuterYiftle of a myth. Though
gold was everywhere to be found, it could
uot be fouud iu quantity sufficient to justi
fy the labor and expeuse necessary to ob
laiu it. The Titnet also says:
James Miller arrived in our city yester
day from Pike's Peak, direct: . He K fi the
Cherokee country last spring with a com
pany of fifty-five, and not only prospected
tbe entire gold district but crossed over in
to New Mexico. His company gave the
various diggings a through trial and became
convinced that no paying deposits could
be fi und. He crossed over to Saute Chiis
to and spent a few weeks in New Mexico.
Had a pleasant chat with the celebrated
Kit Carsou who did uot credit the gold re
ports, and filially returned borne with the
Missouii company with about one dollar1
worth ot the precious ore.
Mr. Miller reports tbat most of the mi
tiers have determined on leaving the coun
try and that tbey all fell much disheartened.
A Cbazt Hacksun and a Bbkak-nkck
Drive Yesterday evening a driver of
one of Fairfield's city hacks, who is subject
to fits ot insanity, performed a feat of reck
less driving seldom, if ever seen in our
streets, Tbe fit of madness appeared to
take posession of bim while at the depot
and he ran his horses through High to
South streets in a break neck gallop passing
ab'd whirling around every vehicle ou the
road, with a skill which only prevented his
being dashed to pieces, which a sane man
could scarcely t ave commanded. Officer
Whizel finally succeded ill stopping the
horses and conveying the poor fellow to the
station house, before any serious damage
had peeu done by his frightful experiment.
The driver, whose name we did not hear,
has frequently been lodged in the Infirma
ry before this event, and when in his right
mind is harmless and inoffensive.--OAw
Utah Correspondence of the Boston Traveler.
A Romance of Mormonism.
Touching doings of
many of our Mormon friends, the following
may attord no inapt illustration, iba in
cident, as I call them to mind, were told
to me by an officer of tbe Utah army, who
got his version direct from ibe chief char
acter herself, wba is a lillle Swiss woman,
with whom ibis officer happened to meet
in one of tbe cities of this delectable valley.
As it appears by the statement of tlie wo
man, of whose truthfulness her own fast
falling tears were the best evidence, in the
course of rela ion: She was of a 'We'll to-
do and respectable family in Switzerland ;
so ii ennuceu mat in lue course ot uis pe
regriuations, a preacher of the mormon
tailb had come lo her !cality, and was
holden forth in the doctrines of the prophet
..J ,...,. 'T.....K a ; .'v.:;.?.!.:;
he told of the power of the present pro
phet, number two, which is to say Brig
ham, to. procure to living .persons the Vi
sion of dead friends or relations. Tbe wo
man h'&d but a short time previous lost
both father and mother, and in her strong
love and eager desire to behold again even
their imaged presence, though unsubstan
tial as the air, she gave way to the argu
ments brought, and became a convert.
Having inherited also something like a fair
property from her parents, she became an
object of especial solicitude and interest to
tbe miserable vagrant and imposter to
whom, in an evil hour, she Iisteued. Ev
erything attraciive lo her fancy, or sooth
ing lo her deep hopes and desires, was de
picted as pertaining to the ureal v alley
ot'a!l Lake the oasis of tbe Great Amer
ican Deseit ibe abiding place of tbe cho
sen of tbe Great Being whose name was
thus blasphemed, ihis woman, in short,
determined to dispose of her substance, and
journey away to this spacious lands of pro
Friends and relatives objected, but her
delusion was complete, and after securing
what she might for her property, she left.
clandestinely and with others, took her way
hilberward. Arriving on her journey at
St. Louis, she purchased .the usual outfit
for emigrants crossing the plains, inclu
sive of a pair of oxen and o wagon, provi
sions, clothing, dec . What, however, was
her surprise, tn obtaining all this, to be re
quired, in evidence of faith, to surrender to
the cburch whatever she bad procured,
and take her way with a hand cart, to be
drawn or .pushed forward by herself tbe
whole distance-! In addition, she was invi
ted by one of the crew of scoundrels hav
ing charge of tbe expedition, to place in his
hands 'for safe keeping,' ber stock of jew
elry aud small valuables of whatever de
scription, not already appropriated by ber
excellent friends and advisers.
For more than eleven hundred miles.
then, over the uot Mid barren plains, over
the wild mountains and through the wilder
gorges and conons over. In short, all
tbat tbe army has traversed m its Weary
march to Salt Lake Valley, this poor delu
ded woman puslied forward, with its load,
the miserable vehicle assigned to ber.. Tbat
she perished not upon tTie route, like many
another, can only be accounted for by the
strong faitb, or more properly, the wilder
fanaticism, that bore ber up among the
Renchinjr nt length the valley of mod
ern 'anointed,' the little Swiss woman nat
urally asked of the kind geuileinan who
bad volunteered Ibe care of her valuables.
a restoration of the same into her bands.
Tbe reply was 'characteristic of that gen
tleman s 'class, and the applicant was in
formed that he had, one day, the curiosi
ty upon the plains to opeu tbe box con
taining the trinkets she valued so highly,
and take an inspection. He had laid them
out one by one upon thegrouud, the belter
to view their perfection, but being sudden
ly called away, he bad, he believed, for
goten to replace them, and there could be
little donbt tney were even now exactly in
the place where be had left them. The
box, however, remained in bis hands, and
he took great pleasure in returning it to tier
quite safe and sound.
Ihus then sne was stripped ot even the
last resource of ber tittle proporty, and left
a wrettbed dependant and a beggftr, lo the
tender keeping of the villians who who had
betrayed her.- Her great object, however,
was slill to see the prophet, and obtain the
the long wished for vision 'of fl'er departed
parebli. But stay, it was not so easy a
matter, nor yet so common a thing to
achieve an access to bis propheUhip, upon
tho first asking, nor was it until a con
siderable time after her entering ibe valley
thai she Ms favored wilh an audience,
while even this was procured by little less
than sheer pertinacity and entreaty. The
prophet, Mr. Brigham Young; Of Oneida
for some other) county, Mew xork, inform
ed the wretched dupe, as ia reply to htr
questions, and the promises of his priest,
that she should eejtainly see ber father and
mother certainly but not until tbe
Great Temple was finished, could the ex
hibition come off. Then, to be sure, it was
all to be conceded to ber, and the dream
ot her heari which had reduced her from
affluence to beggary, from a home and
friends, to tbo -e wild regions and Wilder
inhabitants thot dream was to be real
ized. In the meantime, though, let her
continue to show her faith bjf ber works;
and in like tnanner as she had contributed
her properly, let her contribute her labor,
to raise up the church of the saints of this
latter day to tbe end of God's gloryi and
tbe salvation of men. And moreover, let
ber rharrv: arid brin forth children, to be
added to the list of saints, and to bo of
those whose hiirh ultimate should be her
own and their exceeding happiness. And
yeli again; as, she was perhaps a stranger
in these parts, and might not be wholly
known to the dashing young fellows about
even he, the prophet, would vouchsafe
for her a mate. -
There was a certain Italian friend of his
wbo Would undoubtedly suit her fancy,
tbdtigh as to that perhaps, she'd , better
tiiarry hiirf anyhow aud make no' bones
about it. Under these most agreeaoie au
spices, the marriage of course took place,
without unnecessary - delay " or formality,
furthir than her being regularly ld'Ho
the interestingbridegrouiri. The wife.'and
her husband who, it would appear fol
lowed originally the tho'cTassic occupation
of organ grinding were then settled upon
an out of-the-way patch of land, to till the
soil, and be happy to tbe top their bent.
And still tbe dream of her heart possessed
the little woman, and once again,, with the
child that had been born to her, she sought
lo look upon the prophet, and inquire if in
ber day tbe Temple was likely to be fin
ished. Her amiable husband, not seeing
very clearly the point of matters 'refused lo
aid her in making her Way to the residence
'of Mr. Young, some forty miles distaul
and therefore pennylens, and but ill-clad,
and wilh three pounds of flobr for suste
nance upon the road she again set forward,
She had been told that all were brethren
and sisters here, and that no one 'Was 'al
lowed 'to suffer bpoh the highway. 6oce
more to ber surprise, however, the more
faithful of the clnrch looked coldly upon
'the object of ber errand, and accorded to
her hut rarely even a shelter for tbe night,
She arrived at the city,' in brief, in a stale
of utter misery and destitution. ' Of the
prophet she got no further satisfaction than
at first, and with this ber faith appears
somewhat to have failed, and her dream to
In among tbe female part of the popula
tion was a 'gentle' woman, a regular stiff
old stager from away down in the state of
Main. She had often debed the Mormons
to a degree, and it is recorded that even
recently, on being required to move south
ward, on the occasion of the 'flight' of the
Mormons, she refused to accede, actually
drove away a party of Dauiles sent to pro-
curs ber forcible remotal, by poking an
old rifle through the windows, and threat
ening vengeance if tbey dared invade her
boushold. . Under the roof of this woman
who, with all her stamina, melted at the
tale of woe the little Swede and her child
have been allowed for the lime being a
home and a shelter. How it happens in
the meantime the have not both been de
manded by tbe husband and father, I am
unable to say. It may be that another
wife has been Sealed to the deserted indi
vidual, and his grief thus soothed into si
lence and inactivity. But there lives now,
or did a few days since, the subject of my
story. Her only hope and 1 nging as now
left, are to get back once more to her na
tive land and there die in peace. The pro
phet tells her, 'oh yes, certainly go if you
will but remember you leavt yovr child
behind. Was ever such a pitch of fiend
ish art and villiany ? The old poligamist
knows well that to quit the child would but
be as it were, to quit ber life itself ; and
thus he slill holds the woman as his 'church'
has doubtless held many another crushed
and bleeding heart, or wretched and help
less captive, in this valley of every vile
abomination. What if she were to rebel
and the ready villinn to use them, to
gether with the lonely cannon and the riv
er 'Jordan,' whose water tell no tale oral
least no tale that others of the dupes of this
'church' dare name above a whisper even
Does anyone doubt this! Is it too
wild and too fearful for the modern day of
republic like our own f If so, let him
peruse yet more attentively the abundance
recorded evidence from time to time put
forward by others since the establishment
here of the church of latter day saints!
As an instance, showing what might have
occurred, even in the valley occupied by
our troops, uo little sensation was created
short time since by the fact of a dog, be
longing to one of the officers, bringing into
camp, in bis jaws, a human head and this,
too, aliording every evidence, both to my
own and others' views, of having beeu
severed from ibe body by some sharp in
strument. From the appearance of the
hair also, the bead was judged to he tbat
of a female, one who, for all we may tell,
suffered the ofl-told fate of the rebellious
inconstant among there people. Wbare
ihe dog bad found or dug up the bead,
no one has yet been able to ascertain ; but
there stands the fact of its discovery in this
solitary, and, until recently, uninhabited
place; and others like myself can imagine
whether or not a foul crime has been the
cause of iu deposit here. ,
But to return. Such are the terrors held
over many a timid mind, and such, coupled
with the deprivation of hei' child, may well
retain to tbe end of her days, the unhappy
victim of whom I speak. Possibly with
the presence of our army a better day may
yet dawn upou her now half demented
mind. But even were such to be her for
tune, bow many a kindred tale will yet
go out in other hearts equally sad and op
pressed by the self-styled 'prophet' and
his myrmidons? Heaven send at least
some form of deliverance to the victims of
this vile system.
' A Stbnb o the Gallows. We have
already briefly mentioned that P. S. Tar
ley, formerly a clergyman, was executed
Friday week in Kanawha connty, VaM
for the murder of his wife. On the gal
lows be made a spiiech, atlrihvting the
commission of the crime to his intemper
ance.' The Kanawha Star says: .
After speaking he requested tbat Jeru
salem, my happy home," might be sung;
said that many wrsons had sung it with
him on more happy occasions. He start
ed the tune himself. Wbils singing he
called his agnd father ou the platform,
threw himself upon bis neck, interrupted
his singing only long enough to say "fare
well," and then continued to take the lead.
His mother, wilh his liitlo daughter, came
forward at his request, and he shook hands
with her, and took his little one in his arms,
kissed it, and all without seeming to be
interrupted. So also with a brother.-
They all left tho ground before he fell. He
also, while singing, shook hands wilh soiHe
tweflty others. Among them two of the
brothers of liis murdered wife. . He bad a
smile on bis face most of the time. There
were but few dry eyes on tbe ground dur
ing the scene. -
When tbey ceased singing ho turned
about and said, "Sheriff, I am ready to
die," and soon after tbe rope was cut and
the Unfortunate man lsanchod into eternity.
A Romance of Mormonism. The War on Crinoline--A New
The law of Moses was to use a phrase
in vogue in Yankee land "pretty tolera
bly" strict in 'thatiers of human deport
ment. If that law was ever actually car
ried iuto practice, r.s it is written down in
the Penteteuch, the -people ia those davs
naa a troublesome time ot it ; and upon a
close calculation, it is proBable'l'liat it would
have been quite as easy to endure all the
penalties attached to non-observance, as'to
go to tbo labor 'hecrtiary to a rigid fulfil
ment of all its 'provisions. Indeed such
appears to have been the opinion of tbe
Jewish people themselves; for if we are to
credit the testimony of their sacred books
the Kings and tbe Cbrouicles tbe law
was suffered to become obsolate and for
gotten having been lost beyond th. knowl
edge even of the priests and prophets of
the nation, for the space of 400 years,
preceding the reign of King Josiab when
a stray copy was disinterred in a decayed
chest, bidden away in a pile of rubbish in
the neglected temple the nation, in the
meantime, having taken up with a variety
of other deities and divinities, whose wor
ship, according to th.-ir unchastened no
tions of the fitness of things, was, if not
quite so safe, and a good deal more agreea
ble. To tell the truth, what between the
native proneness to sin of the Jewish hu
man heart on the one side, and tbo rug
ged and uncompromising character of its
requirements on th- oiher, the law of
Moses bad but a sorry time of it, from
beginning to end ; and we cannot but feel
that, in spile of its divine authority, when
Jesus came and proclaimed its abrogation,
he did about tbe only thing that, at that
time, was practicable to bo done in the
Moses, however, did not die with bis
law, although the contiary is affirmed in
the book of Deuteronomy. John Bunyan
brings him to life Willi all bis pristine strin
gency, and as fully bent upon thrashing
people into religious traces as ever; and if
the Christian world is not at ibis rroment
in danger of being thrust back into the
canon of Leviticus il is not for the want
of legitimate descendants of the Levitical
priesthood, willing, for a moderate com
pensation, iu cash or country produce, at
cash prices; to initiate tfie movement.
There are those who still attach the same
importance To ifie washing of cups and pots,
as when ibe temple of tbe than with the
thousand wives was in existence; nor are
there wautibg pious and devoted people,
among whom the color of a bonnet, the
shade of a robe, tlie length and split of a
coat-tail, and the difference between a
hook-and-eye and a button in a particular
place, involve questions essential lo salva
tion. But we are keepi g our readers in ig
norance of tbe subject .matter of our essay.
In this, we cave done wrong; for it should
have stood in tbe boldest of capitals in
the first line of the first paingraph. There
has been A new revelation. Moses has
spokan, and there is a tail to be appended
to the .Leviticus; at tbe next aulbontotive
edition. Give ear, Oh ye ttsterine, plunged
as ye are in the vanities of this wicked
world : Hoops are unmoral. Hoops are
irreligious. Hoops are anti-CbrLtian.
Hoops are an abomination. Eschew crino
line; castaway whalebone and buckram;
avoid ratan, aud put far away from you
the whole catalogue of rods of steal, and
springs cf brass aud wires of iron: "Pat
ent extensions is the latest form of ori
ginal sin, and the "Honiton" is but another
uame for Apollyon. Dear sisters: as you
value vour own welfare, here and hereafter.
collapse do; for tbe last Quarterly Con
ference of Knmley btaiion has signified
that your present luflaled condition ia im
minently perilous. Moses sat at Burnley,
and "Moses knows." He wore on that oc
casion a butternut-brown cloth coat with a
standing collar, the tail six inches and one
quarter in length, and running to a sharp
point at tne extremity, with three hooks
and eyes in front pantloons of tlie same,
evidently cut a priori upon the hypothesis
that preachers of rigbteousuess should be
bandy-legged. Here follows the record,
taken from the archives of the last Quar
terly Conference of Ruinley Station, M mi
Annual conference, as published in me or
gan of the same the Dayton feletcope
"Since the wearing of hoops by females
has become so prevalent, but it believed to
be in inconsistent with a truly Christian
character, and ndeed, by some, even con
sidered indecent, and to have originated
with those of suspicious character, a ma
jority of tbe members of the last Quarterly
Coulerence of Kuiuley blalion, Miami An
nual Conference, have adopted the follow
ing resolution, and ihey humbly ask their
dear sisters, and ladies generally, to give
this matter a serious consideration :
"Resolved, Tbat we, as a Quarterly
Conference, disapprove of the wearing of
hoops by the members of our Church.
"R GRAYBELL, Sec'y."
"Dear sisters, and ladies generally :" This
is a bad business! We pray you gia it
your "serious consideration.', Many of
vou. we doubt not; Lave gone into this
thing inadvertantly have made broad your
phylacteries with total unconsciousness of
evil have permitted yourselves to undergo
tbe process of inHaliou with most entire
freedom from any wicked design. But
tho question is, Now, when Ruiuley . has
spokeut cab you any longer touch the
aboinnible thing and rema.u innocent!
We would ddt bo tedious iu this matter:
but truly as was observed by a grave a J
excellent individual if we were as tedious
its a King, we could find it in our heart to
bestow it all upon those for whom, colltc
tivtly, we entertain so exalted au apiuion.
Crinoline must dry up the drapery that
asp'ireih to spread" itself to the four winds
of heaven must be e.irtailed petticoats
must be permitted to obey the natural laws
of gravitation; and skirts depend from the
waist in decorous perpendicularityj for the
mouth of the prophets, even the prophets
at Rumley Station, have declared it.
And now dear female friends, for aclos-
exhorulion. Dou 1 1 Uon t do preny
n..n't I,, t make yourselves handsome
Don't get yourselves up in such fascinating
shapes and dimensions. Don't put such
I pretty, delicate, seductive little shoes on
1 ,T..l. m . 1. . ..... . .11 H
j"-, b..ji, oewucning utile feet, and sucn
dear delightfully fitting stockings abovo
them:- Don't hold up so delicately those
skirts of such fascinating amplitude, theo
by displaying the aforesaid pretty, delicate,'
seductive little shoes, prophetic of those
sweet, bewitching 'b'itle feet, to say noth
ing of the dear, delightful stockings above,
and so forth, and so forth, to the end of
the chapter. Don't do it. It's all wrong;
and we never see it without feeling baa
abobt it. Indeed it is by some "eveo coo
sidered indecent, and to have originated
with those of suspicious character." Be
have better; do 1 Not that we would bar,
you, like tbe angels as they are painted
3schew drapery entirely in this elimale,
but bring yourselves to some compass, tor
thereby shall you meet the approbation of
the Quarterly Conference ot Rumley Sta
tion, of R. Gray bell, Secretary of tho same,
and of, Ladies, your humble servant.
North Ohio M. E. Conference.
Tbe recent annual session of the North
Ohio Annual Conference of tbe Methodist
Episcopal Church at Wooster, was one of
peculiar interest, and tbe attendance was
very largo. Tbo Anti-Slavery resolutions
of tho Cincinnati Conference were unani
Tbe Minutes of tbe Ohio Annual Con
ference for 1858 show the present mem
bership to be 29,299; piobaiioners, 5,01,9;
local -preacher?, 257. . To-,' 3 iAl& be
ing an increase over last year of 4,05 7.
Raised for Missionary Society from districts',
19.612; for Tract Society, 1817 33; for
Bible Society, 1817 33 ; for Sunday School
Union, $118 62.
We append the bst of
APPOINTMENT FOR 1858-9.
Cleveland Dist. Tbo. Barko.lI, P.
Cleveland, Church Street, A. Wheeler.
M Bridge Street, T. J. Pope. .
Elyria, J. A. Kellam, M. K. Hard, Sup.
Avon, S. T. Ward, i :
Brooklyn Station, G. A fteedor.
" Circuit, H. Safford.
Berea, G. W. Breakenridge.
Riclifield, M. S. Starr. J. Munsingen.
Brunswick, S. Prehtice, A R. Paluwv
Medina, S. M. Beatty. ' A
Olmsted Falls and Dover, "W. fi. Dres-
bro, A. C. Hurd.
Wellington, A K. Owen, C. Thomas,
R. H. Chubb, Sup.
Vermillion, T. S. Wait,
La Porte, S. M. Pounds.
Amerhest, J. M. Hitchcock.
Balwio University,, J. Wheeler, . Pres-
W. LL Barnes, G. H. Hartupee, Professors,
all members of the Berea' Quarterly Con
ference. .. . v . i' -.- 'i
Sandusky Dist. Win. Pierce, P. E.
Sandusky, A Wright, E. R. Jewitt.
Sup. . .
limn, John A. Mudge.
Republic, Jesse Williams, J. W. Baxton.
Bellevue, U. Richards. .
Norwalk, S. Mower.
Monroeville, W. H. Seeley.
Perkins, John McKean.
Milan, T, J, Gard, P. D. Pelton, Sup:
Clyde, A B. Castle, t. Thompson. .
Port Clinton, John W. Thompson.
Melmore, J. R. Jewitt, D. Dri-kell.
Fairfield, R. Wilcox, E. Y. Warner, IT;
B. Wilson, Sup!
Florence, J. A. Urown, a. Humphrey.
Lake Shore Mission, O. Mitchell, mem
ber of tbo Saadusky Quarterly Confer
Mansfield Dist H. S. Parrish, P. E.
Mansfield, W. H. Nickerson.
Bellville, N. C. Close, F. N. Robertson.
Ontario; J. Whitworth.
New London atid Fitcbville, A. Rem
Olivesburg, W. C.Heustiss, W. M. Spaf
ford. Shelby,. C. H. 0en.
Plymouth, J. T. Kellam, R. Hager.
Orange, P. R. RoaelerTj:
Sullivkn, J. H. Beardsley.' -Ashland,
E. H. Bush, T. F. Hildre'h'
Jeromeville, J. McNabb, S. Faircbild.
Mt-Gillaad C. S. Foolo.
Annapolis, W. H. Painter.
Western Book Concern, A. Poo, Agent
and member of Ashland Quarterly confer
ence. ' 1 '
Ohio Penitentiary, S. Warnetj chaplain
member of Mu Gilead Quarterly conference:
Mount Vernon Dist H. Whiteman P. E.
Mount Vernon Eastern charge, N. H.
Mount Vernon Banning charge, W. M.
E. Raymond Sup.
Utica,"C. .Hartley, A. B. Cochran.
Martinsburg, J. Wheeler.
East Union, O. Lawrence.
Dresden,, N. S. Warden.
Roscoe, P. Pluramer, J. W: Reding.
Keene, James. Evatial
Nashville, j. Mitchell G. W. Pepper.
Amity, D. Lambert, B. F. Heskitu
Frederick, J. A Berry, D. M. Conaut,
C.heslerville, A S. Moffet, J. Blanpied.
Woodburry, S. D. Seymour, J.McMahan
Ohio Wesleyan University, E. thomp
son Pres. member of Eartern charge Quar
terly conference Ml. Vernon. ' ,
Spring. Mountain Academy, J. S. Hal
dertnan, Principal, member of Keene Quar
terly conference. '
Rooster Dist-r-J. F. Kisxdt, P. E:
Wooster H. Dubois. J. Durbut, Sup.
Mu Eaton; 0? - Wsbstm . .
Dalton, J. Matlock. A P. Josnts:
Newcomers town, W. Htrosoir.
Canal Dover, D. P. Matisost.
Shanesville, J. Jones.
Millersburg, C. Cravsw.
Fredericksburg, J. & CtrrLia.
Congress, L. S. Johksoit, J. M. Wilcox,
J. 8. Bboadwsll, Sup.
Westfield, W. Gabdhir, W. B. Faskab,
Wordsworth, J. C. Liwis.
Seville, C. D. Lakt. .
Holmesville, J. Elliott:
All thk Sams. "You are very hand
some, said a gentleman to a lady, "bo
you would say if you did not think so."
"And so you would thinky" answered he,
rhoofrh I should not say to. .