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BY CIEOROn D. PRENTICE.
'Tis sad~~yi-t sweet?to listen
To liic soft wind's gentle swell,
And think we h?ar ihi?. musir
Our childhood knew so welt;
To gaze out on the evon,
And the boundless fi*:!c!s of sir,
And feel again our boyhood's wish
To roam like angel* there!
There arc many dreams of gladness
That cling uround the past?
And from the tomb of feeling
Old thoughts came throwing fast?
The form we loved so dearly
In happy days now gone,
"1 lie beautiful and lovely,
So fair to louk upon,
Tho3e bright and gentln maidens
Who seemed so formed fot blics,
Ton glorious and to.-) heavenly
For such u world us this !
Whose dark soft eyes seemed swimming
In a sea of liquid 1 i?jhf,
And those locks of dark were streaming
O'er brows so sunny bright. I
Whose smiles were like tliesunshine \
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an mo aprinjr mne 01 the year? j
Like changeful gleams of April,
They followed eveiy tear !
Thf<yhave passed?TIK7TIVOpe?UWHy? " '
AH their loveliness has fled?
Oh 1 many a heart is mourning i
That they are with the dead. ,
Like the brightest buds of summer
They have fallen from the stein j >
Yet oli! it is a lovely death | j
To fade from earth like them ! I
Anil yet the thought is saddening i
To muse on such ns they, ,
And feel that nil the beautiful
Arc passing passing fiistawoyl
That the fair ones whom we love,
Grow to each loving breast
Like tendrils of the clinging vine ;
Then piriih where they n-st ,
And can we but think of these *
In the soft and gentle spring ;
When the trees ure wuvini? oVr
And (he flower* are blossoming ?
For we know thru winter's coming
With his colli and storming 6ky? ?
And the glorious beauty round us (
Is budding but to die ! ,
(WUITTKN KOR TIIK ARDKV1LLC BANNER.)
The Sous of Teinpcruuce.
Who are thpv??Ans ? Snm? ?-?riv>?? Ko.t
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men in our country ;?men distinguUhed ?
lor piety, for learning, for patriotism and for *
found judgement. Would such men connect
themselves with an institution and con- '
tinuein it, whose tendency is to injure the r
Church or the State? I know that good g
men, yeu the bfst of men. sometimes err; '
but surely so many can't be wrong, and perxist
in being so. But perhaps they lose
their senses, nnd their goodness i?o, when
ihey become " Sons," and therefore are not
competent to judge between right nnd
wrong, good and evil! At least, they cannot
see so far u ahead" as uome others, being
under gome u charrA" or M witchery'!"
Tbit may be so, Mr. Editor, but it would be I
very strange. ; 1
-and our usefulness should shield ua from the '
?aj=pieion so laviahly heaped upOtt " our orj J
' der" bv some. ? '
But ogain : 'Who are the Sons ofTerrfpe- J
ranee? I answer, tome of them wer<* once i
drunkards, a curse to tfifemael ves, their, fcm- 1
itie*,ajid'their country,' But, because they '
\vert'^i>cja ?of 1# no' reason frhy th?y**h6uld ,
^ be?2^*W*jr and their society abanddned i
Before they "drank," tome ot them occu- i
pied the first stations in society for honor\
und u?pfulnoss,(and is it not true that Prince
Alcohol often selects, ns his victims, tin.'
choicc of the land ?) To this stution it is our
object to restore them. And have we not
succeeded to a marvellous extent 1 Read
our history fir the last seven years! CSo to
Georgn, to Alabama, to Mississippi, &c.!
Yea read it in our own District.
But will they stick ? 1 answer, very few
have failed to do so thus fur: and, evrn if
all do not stick, those who do will certainly
be worth reclaiming,?even should there be
b?t one man in each Division. I might
offer some reasons why v believe that
the large majority of those who join us
will continue with us; ie, I might show
tho influence which our principles and
mode of procedure (modus operandi) have
upon such person* ; ^ul ihe tree is known
by its fruit#," nnd I am willing that our order
shall be thus jud;j?''
And here I may uJd thnt we also have
some?y^a very many?amongst us, who
were orice drinking people, i>ut not drunkards;
who " loved their drum;" and upon
whom the habit was growing and who bid
lair in h? u?ru .>?> *1
? .V.J uivrii iwtlllU ttlilUII^Sl I lltf
class just mentioned. Do we not know
that moderate drinking leads to immoderate,
tli'it this is the very road upon which drunlcurds
travelled, and thnt not many of such
characters fail to reach the drunkard's goul ?
Such were some of us, but we are. not so
now. Our wives, chi;drcn and neighbors
need nut look sorrowful upon us now, lest
we should one day beat and devour them
as other drinking peor le have done and are
now dotniT. No ! Wfi nrn rocn!?uit ?
' touch not, tasie not, handle not;" for this
is the only safe rood. ' Look not upon the
ivine when it is red, when it gi.rth its color
n the cup, when it moveth itself aright : ;
it the last it biteth like u serpent end sting- '
rth like an ndt'rr:"?Pruv. xxm, 31.??
: Wine is u mocker, strong drink is raging, i
md whosoever is deceived il^reDy id not
ivise ?Prov. xx, 1.?"Who huth woe?
ivho hath sorrow? who haih contentions? i
who huih babblings? who hath mourning
without cause? who hath reduces !
jf eyes? They that tarry lung at the 1
iviue cup, they that go to seek mixed '
wine:"'?Prov. xxnt, 29 ?;t Drunkard8 j.
:hall not inherit the Kingdom of God ?
I el Cor. vi, 10. 1
What think ye of these declarations ?
They ore taken from that blessed book .
which our Chopluin reads to us, nnd by |
which our members are admonished and in- I
structed to flee the tempter. '
If any person wishes to know who we
ln> nnd ivhnl wo nro lm w ??? 1
?.. ? V J it. V illlll VUIIJC illiU
icewe will do him no harm, and may
lo him some good; or, at least, furnish him
,vith the means of doing good to others.
The Destover?The following picture
if the visitation of the prevailing pestilence
it Cincinnati, is presented by the Western
"Truly the destroyer is in our midst.
\mot)g us is 'the pestilence that walkrlh in I
larkness, and wiisteth at noondxy.'" Week <
ifier week hundreds !iav?? nrnmirl i
ind, 03 yet, there is but Iitrto nlmie ment in i
he number of di*aths. Deoth is erery i
vhere. We see bis iraces by the erapo t
ipon the door, by the "weeds" upon lumen i
iug friends, nnd by tbo many processions
vhich pass onr streets. Nnr is it merely j
in individual' hero and there who falls a ?
rictim. Whole familie* are swept away? !
md large building aro left desolate., .Directly
between our 9ffice and residence I be
liiPKftp n?l*imoft a mnM
IMie locality M elevated frorrt oM W three <
hundred feet above the level trf'ibr liter, i
ind for ? few wreelo few Iit4*jn<cation ?C
were niembers of I ho C^^eb-fn ^Ukburg, i
where we;.were stationed in ?: 34, andfre- .*
^ueniiy h?l met together in tl^e bo?ia<j of i
IJod, ?nd in a praying rirrle. On''SbificUy I
mem nu.i -i iuu m somn louriren yenwwm
severely Attacked and on Monday morning
i daughter pn?sed tup idly into collapse. <
We visited toem on Monday and ?J*e re^of
ill') iiir.iily, appeared tto, be in^good lieafih. I
:ernoon we were oursetr^i pal fjpoa a p
i bed of aickne&S. By tbn following Thurs-'j
day the father, mother, mil three daughters
were swept away, the soh alone slowly recovering.
When we visited them, ft lady
sat watching the bi>y while the finrefcts
were more \mrticularlt emulnunfl in KJ?k?ir,
of their daughter, whi was in sever^j^urt.
We noticed iho cotintenence of the Indy nb
she sat by the bi.d-side. No tear dropped
from eye, no \v?.r.lof sorrow broke from her
lips. But she sat its it ia communion with
grief. Shu was their next-door nfijjhbor,
u stranger recently from Bibmioriv Tho
dny before she had lost three children, and
one of them lay unburied, while iie wns
i watching with her neighbors, who hid been
attentive to the poor di-parted ones. She,
too, passed n way, and the husband alone,
remained, having, in a few days, bured his
itiiw <>iiu an 1113 cuiiurcu. i'uor woman,
we thought, she had mel her chillren !
Why should she weep for the separation of
u few hours? Immediateiy across the
street I lie entire farnly died at the same period,
while in adjoining houses many weie
suddenly cut ofT. Thus has the cholera
pviToniitKi'^tQofiice nmoiitf n'l'fW Wf alike
the old man bending under tM*w?nLrht of
years, arid the child full of life and buoyancy.
The poor and the rich havercowed helore
it; and though its greatest ravages
have been anions the foreign lopulniion.
yet many of the most estimable alid pious of
our native population have perished. We
hope that we have passed thr?ugh the
severest of the attack, and that lienefmih
it will <liminicW lilt# lino ?? I' 1"
......m.vu, uv? iiiij ic niiunu Ulliy
INCIDENT OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
Oil the morning of our national birthday
the fourth of July. 1776, when ?he
Declaration of the American Independence
was made; when the Committee previously
appointed to draft thai instrument, made
their Report through their Chairman,
Thomas Jefferson?nnd hy whqm it was
rend, tiie House paused, hesitated. That
instrument. tliey wnv, cut them off even
frmn the mercy of Great Britain. They
saw, with prophetic vision, all the horrors
<>i a euuyuinaiy vvur; curnage apd desolation
pui in ?wifl
They taw ihe prospect of having' rivited
still more closely upon thjjir nlrendy chafed
unil bleeding'limbs the chains of slavery.
The house seemed 10 waver^--silence, deep
und solemn silence, reigned throughout the
hull of (he spacious Capital. Every countenance
indicuied that deep meditation was
nl work and the solemn resolutions were
l ulling fur double energy. At this fearful
rri*i*, when the very destiny ?>f the country
sremed to be suspended upon the action of
t moment, the silence, the painful silence,
was broken. An aged patriarch arose? |
u venerable and stately form, hie head white
wiili the fronts of many years. Hecuston
the assembly a look ?>f inexpressible interest
and of the rao^t unconquerable determination,
while on his visage his hue of age was
lost at the burning patriotism that fired his
check. ' There is," sai l he. " a tide in the
iflairs of men, a nick of time. We perceive
it now before us. That noble instrument
upon your tab'e, which insures immortally
to its author should be suhsciibed
his very morning l>y every pen in the
liouse. He wlm will ?
:ents, and strain every ncrv?\ to rmrry into
fleet its provisions, is unworthy tho name
>( a freeman. Although these grey hairs
mu-t descend in the sepulchre I would infii.lely
rathe/ they fhoulil ducend thither by
he hand of the public executioner, than
leserl, nt this crisis, the sacred cause of iny
rountry." The patriarch sat down, and
orthwith the Declaration was signed hy
jvery member present. Who was that
jori^ru! .I.k ?% .??? ?>?!? 1 * - * ""
vuvmi.ii- p>m inii.ii i yim usk. i answer,
l wus John vvitiibhspoon,of New Jersey,
,vho?e name is found arnou# the signers of
he Declaration of Independence, tho Magia
CLarta of pur nation's Independence.
Ve$, ii wa? John .Wilheftpona, a dial in
juished minister of the Pretbyte'riari charts,
i lineal descendant"of J'oun Knox, the great
Scotch reformer. \ A 8pttch
of tk* lit. g. S. Timpleton"Prttrr
list febtffxev'6r*?r*lirftS itrd
S oMT'of ttribio?
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elected in the tamo shape, but appointed
an entire Whig cabinet.
The first was President hi fact. The
second is President in name only.
The first regarded his word as sacredly
inviolable. The second hag broken his,
times hard to enumerate, in three month?.
The first wns an intellectual giant of
collossal proportions. The second is an intellectual
dwarf of pigmy dimentions.
But why undertake to run a parallel ?
There is, in the whole history and character
of the two men but one point of similarity?they
both fought icell.
It was the faeinating idea that General
Taylor was to be the "second Washington,"
that attracted to him many thousand:* of
votes thai he would have lost.
The memory of thut renowned chieftain,
accomplished statesman, and high minded
man, is as fresh in the hearts of the people
"8 in the infant davs of ihn T?nr>itMie
Thf re is an undying glory nbout the name,
that makes it, when cunningly used, a potent
and almost irresistible bat'.le cry. |
The aystnm of proscription adopted by
<3nu*rntT-i>Ytni=?Or (its -abinrt for him is
a striking example ol departure n?u oniy
from 'he line of precedent establi.-hed by
VVahing'on. but by all the early Presidents.
Ami when they did have occasion to n?
move, it wad not done by over-riding |
pledges lo the contrary.
THE FOREST FUNERAL.
She was a fuir chilJ, with masses of long
black hair lyin?r over her pillow. Her eye
was dark and piercing, and as it met m:ne
she started slightly, but looked upward and
smiled. I spoke to her father, and turning
lo her, asked her if she knew her condition?
" I know that my Redeemer liveth." said
she, in a voice whose melody was like the
swe??e?t strain of the Lilian. You may
imagine that the answer startled me, and
with a few words of the like import. 1 turn
ed fiom her. A half hour pnssed nn she
spoke in that same deep, rich, melodious
" Father, I am co!d,li? down beside me;"
and *.he old man lay down by his dying
child, and she twined her arms around his
n?-ctc, unxt murmured iff ft-' dreamy voicc,
" ?Je&r father ! dear father I"
41 My child," said_ the man, "doth the
flood seem deep to thee'l"
' Nay father, my soul is strong."
' Seesl thou the thither shore I"
" I see it father and its banks are green
with immortal verdure."
' Hearest thou the voice of its inhabitants?"
' 1 hear them father?the voiccs of angels
fulling from nfttr in (ho still and solemn
night tim?*} and they call me. Her voice
loo, father. O, I heard it then."
u Doth she speak to thee t"
ft She epeaketh in tonea moat heavenly."
' Doth she smile!"
"An angel smile I" but n cold, cnlm
smile. But I am coldcold I Father,
there is a mist in the room. lou'll be lonely.
Is this death, father?"
" It is death my Mary."
41 Thank God I"
Sabbath evening came aud a slo^v, sad
orocessinn ivnimil ihmn.ili ilia ^
J -- W-...W IM\i IVM ai U? IUC
iililo school house. There with simple
rites the good clergyman performed I113 duly
and went to the grnve. The procession
was short. They were hardly men and
rough in shooting jackets, and ?ome with
rifle on their shoulders. But their warm
hearts gave beausy to their unshaven faces,
us they stood in reverent silence by the
grave. The river murmured and the birds
sang, and so we buried her.
I saw the sun go down from the same
spot, and the stars were bright before I left;
for i aiwuys had an idea that a grave.yard
was the nearest place to heaven on earth;
and with old sir Thomas Brown, 1 love to
see h church in * grave Yard, for even as
we pass through ihe plaee of gr;ive to the
temple of God on turth, to mu.4 we ptt?3
through the grav* to the temple of God on
high.- ... ...
Fr*m lk* Ohio Stiiesman.
A SOLIMLXR'S WORD?A SOLDIERS
HONOR. H " . *'
Am9nj^tho?e who folio# t& profession
of ffrm*,<he worst
A frtWi ullUk, IfetMf M, **9#uf J*
settle with the government, has to sustain
it with his own oath and by other testimony.
The army officer renders his account, and
instead of goiqg before a justice of the peace
and making oath to its correctness, and
then gelling the proper officer under the
alofihe court, or ?he great seal of the
State, to certify that the person by whom
the oath was administered was an acting
justice of the pence, duly commissioned and
nuiilifipit. hn mprdv certifies iip correctness
upon his honor, and ihe law deems that sufficient
proof, and there has scarce been an
instance on record, of a false account being
Gen. Tuylor is a soldier?hi# life has
been passed in a camp ; and beyond the duties
of a soldier, he hns frequently acknowledged
himself grossly ignorant. Having
never voted, when ho became a candidate
for the first office in the gift of the people,
it became necessary to interrogate him in
relation lo the course be would pursue if elected
President, and he promptly replied
that he wns not a pnrly man?would never
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ivou mitaacrai iu puny * ?*uu ? ?icuted.
he had no friend? to reward, no enemies
?V |fUtpJ?L. y'l.m.v-.. pK>U-VO V ^?w
en, iitid >?o often were they reiterated that
they became a sort of by word among the
That these pledges gained General Taylor
votes, no inun can doubt?that they secured
for the vote of Pennsylvania, without
which he would have been defeated, is cqua
Ily clear. Gen. Taylor was a soldier,
and knowing how dear a soldier held his
honor, the duped decocrats, who, by voting
for him. supposed they would more clearly
show iheir belief in the justice of th? war
with Mexico, never for one moment supposed
he would forfeit a soldier's word?a sol
As soon us Gen. Taylor was inaugurated,
he culled around him ihe most bitter and
ultra vvhigs as his cabinet ministers, and a
system of proscription, reckless beyond par*
alio), has been carried on, and is sanctioned
l?yi bis^soldier President, \tho stood pledged
Is a man who acts thus entitled to any
respect? If yet in the army, under therult-3
of honor, which guide officers in their
intercourse with each other, he would ba'SCoUtod
R? unwnrlhir r?T rnmnnnionallin- ne.
cause be had forfeited thai which a soldier
holds moat depr his pltdgedhonor.
Such ia the -Illation of a man intrusted
with ihc high office of President of the Uniled
Slates. He obtained the suffrages of
the people by professing to be what he wfts
not, and so stroug and so overwhelming is
the proof against hini, that not"one of the
journals winch laud his administration, dare
join issue on facts wo stated, and attempt
to prove him guiltless of the high charge
daily and hourly preferred against him.
What a spectacle for an intelligent, moral
people ! A man elevated to the highest office
in the world?one who has risked his life in
I ?I - <
wuose military mme wassounaea
throughout the whole civilized world, surrendering
himself to the Ewings and Col*
lamers and the other reckless men around
him, and giving up his pledged word?forfeiting
a soldier's honor, at their bidding,
merely for the sake of punishing men who
stood by him when surrounded by the enemy,
while the mass of bis present supporters
and the mass of those he is now rewarding
were advocating the policy of refusing
him and the brave men he commanded, the
supplies necessary to support them, while
in I hp rrtamti?v nf ihn onnmtr
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Nortueen Movements.?The N. York
Herald closes some comments on Gen. Cui
In short the political men of tbo Free
States in order to accomplish party triumphs
in their several localities* are stimulating*
exciting, and rousing ap the anti-slavery
feeling among all ranks and at! cltostfi in
this republic?a feeling and a movement,
U'liich ivill iiltimntAltr nrn?K tan
" Vt. " HI V-l UOU* UtPMUjr HUU HU*
nih.iale the Southern Stated throwing them
inio the same condition as that which now
desolates ihe. Brit ?h West Indies, or crimsons
this hemitiiul regions of Hayti. The
public mind in thin part of th* Country is
losing its practical character, and h?coming
iqor^sn<I,rm<>fs fanatic*! e*sry dUr oii the
ocipt institutions of the Btfotk ywprfaci*