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for Inbecfipiiont and Advartitaminu, for ihia ia.
f er, ia Vinion Csamr. Ohio.
Futon Cox, Hamden
Furnace.
Wm. Tatlii.
Mt. rieasmt.
Harrison Township.
Bloers Store,
Wilkesville.
Swan.
Xmo. Class, Sr.,
J. Blow,
J. GlLLEN.
Adam Lyks,
BUSINESS DIRECTORY,
FOR VINTON COUNT., OHIO.
B. P. HEWITT, Judge of Probate Court
W.L. EDMISTON, Clerk Com. Fleas Coutt
E. F. BINGHAM, Prosecuting Attorney.
Wat, T1SUE, Sheriff.
JOSEPH MAGEE, Auditor,
J. 5WEPST0N, Treasurer.
JAMES M ALONE, Recorder.
KELSON RICHMOND, Surveyor.
GEO. ULLOM, Coroner.
County Commissioners,
J. DOWD, J- KINNEY, & JOHN SWA1M,
School Examiners,
O. T. GUNNING, G. W. SHOCKEY and
E. A. BRATTON.
1HON
With tlieir
FUKNAUKS,
Post Office Actresses.
CiacissATi Fubnacs. Westfall, Stew
art d Co., Hamden. Heeds Mill P. O.
Eagle Fiksack Stanley. Eeuiley &
Co., Manufacturer o( tlie best quality
f Pig Iron. Eagle Putt Office.
Vibtom FrjattACE, Means, Clark & Cu.
Manufacturers of best quality of Pig
lion, Vinton Furnice Post Office.
HAbDE.1 Fobnace, Frazee, Tarr & Co.
Reed'i Mill Post Oflice.
Bio Savo Furnace, Bartlett, Dua J
Co., Manufacturers of the' best quality
of Pig Iron PostOfTiceat Alliens, O.
Merchant op Vinton, who ark
Eaalara la tirr Couda Eaidwart, C.uemiwae, Boota,
Blioea, Grota r -, aic.
McAbthlr. John S. Hawk, J. K. (J-D
Will, T. A. Mnrim, fwrn LuwU, J. t. V,
Brown. Wm. T f, S..S. iVn.ttih cj-Co.,
J. & E. Lodge, Hewitt & Davis, Ssliudo
6t Reynold j.
Hauuem. Bfnj. Dill. D. I. T. Hird, H. 13
Moore, J. B. d W. B. W il'.son, Wm. C
Oleason.
WuiueviLLS, S. S. Murry, Jol.n Gillcn
C'ine & Guidnei, Fel'.on & Lustley, Jutnes
lilfiikely. Carr &. Strong.
Alukovili.f.. Peter Miller, Marcus Mil -lar,
Joseph Wilcox.
Mt. I lfasant. riiillijSi.in
Prattsville. SwrpMun fic Swepston, II. W
Stoddard.
Aiken' Mill. J. Blotr.
MoVbtiiur. E. P. Bothwell.
JRJJGGJSJ
McArthur G.B. Will.
Hamden. Davis 6c Collin?.
Wilees.vii.le. Cline & Gardner.
COOT AND SHOE STORES.
McAhthur.-J. G. Swetlaml. B. C. Cogswel
E. F, BINGHAM
Alio r ii cy al Law,
McARTHUR, OHIO.
Will practice in Vinton and ailjoinine conn
ties. Oflice tli.-nj doors West oi Hie Fot
Office.
Feb. 9. 1852. . 31 tf
CUAS. A. M. DAMARIN. LEWIS C. DAMARIN
CHAS. A. M. DAMARIN & CO.,
WHOLESALE CiKOCLItS
IRS DEALERS IM r R 0 D U C E.
No. 55, Front Street,
PORTSMOUTH, OHIO.
Januarv20. 1854. I v.
STEIN & BROTHER,
Manufacturers and Wholesale dealers in
II
f9
No. 316 BALTIMOBE STREET,
Between Howard and Liberty-sts
BALTIMORE.
Julv 8:53. I y.
MILTON L. CLARK. JOHN P, FLYLE
CLARK AND PLYLEY,
Attorneys al Law.
McARTHUR, OHIO.
"ill practice in partnership in Vinton Conn
ty. Office, (our doors east of Sisson & Hul
bert's Hotel.
Eeb. 21. 1854. J v9.
HO. D. PHOEKU, T. M. BAECOCK, JNO. BABCOCK.
BABCOCK &C0.
. I10LESA GROCERS &
Commission Mcrcliants.
Bo. 6 k 67 Water Slrcet,- KEW .'ORE.
Febuary 17, 54. ly.
E. A. BRATTON,
Attorney at Law,
McARTHUR, OHIO.
WILL practice in Vinton and adjoining
counties. OSict, oca door tast of the
"Slut tJanitV
BLOOD AND THUNDER!
To Sam—By a Lady.
Not many years ego, Sam, our fathers crossed
the brine,
And well they fought, I trow, Sam, for your
sake and lor mine;
When bloiyt -Jul rml ljke rain, Sam, 'mid dri
ving storms of lead,
Wh o for our freedom's gain, Sam.were count-
, '.u I. I
ru wiwi uur aean!
Who? Yankee Dooitle! Go to thunder!
God furbiil that ! should know!
Aint our land the hull airtli's wonder?
(Put's a pesky varmint, though!)
You will not soon forget, Sum, when free-
uoin a r aider stooil
Where Camden's plains were wet, Sam, with
foreign lieiots' blood;
He cried above thai sod, Sain, '-0 would that
thou wert snared
(He fought for u and. God, Sam.) the fruits
tnou slioulildt nave Sliured!
Did he? well, then, durn my image!
God forbid that I should know!
He an' 1 would Lev a scrimmage,
Ef he talked afore me so!
The years are few indeed, Sam, since sura jou
lovea mat "Drogue;
But then you were in need, Sam; note Patrick
is a rogue.
By no means is it strange, Saiu.llmt you have
lost your ears,
Since all of eanh doth chan" Sain, as vcari
roil utier years.
Don't the)? Shades of seventy-six!
Uod luibid that 1 bliould tultle
(It's peaky kickiu' 'gin litem prh ks)
How lliatu thciii lurriu' caitlu!
Dou't mention seventy-six,. Sam, 'twill make
my Dioou mil cold.
Aud bung Iruni over Hie Styx.,Sam,their shades
w no 1 1 veil oi Old;
And would they ull rd ji ilirice, Sam. those men
who sinoie but tim e'"
Or how much would suiiice, Sam, to piove
eucll aliade a dunce?
Thunder! Youru nation riini 'mi!
Uod loibid that 1 should know
You kin talk till you're a dumb 'uu,
(Uol! 1 gucasi've lurn. my cu !)
ion say you fear the Fo1.e,Sain,the fa-S'it and
U;e Drank,
Lfst Papist power should hope, Sam, to cure
our iiative land;
Your leurs on God's behalf, Sam, they dwell
wiihiii yuur eye
You've kitatd the golden calf, Sum, und will
until jou uie.
W e're a glorious nation, oint we?
(Uod iuibid tliat 7 i-Ikii. ;u know!)
Well, then, down with I'aintk'j. shanty;
Let him back to hriu go!
You've donned your giunny's clothes, Sam.
alutk! the puur old dame!
The Lord above us knows, bum. you donned
the III 10 her bliuinr!
Aud could she hear yuur croak, Sam. your
niii.nl, uf'Jiiiiil.i.-s 1cm.
She'd suy the uutli you sjmke., Sam.thut idiots
utr your peers.
Hail Columby! How I'd whop her!
II J ihunglit sl.u d..ic.l to Know
That iiuliid 1 lobl no llo jit
Whin the lool 1 tried loal.ow.
All liiiugs uic from High, Sam, for some win;
puriiite tent;
The uutli walks widi the lie, Sam, the good
wiih iheevil blent.
When tiu,ealiall make it clear.Sam.and make
it cleur it w ill.
0, muy 1 live to hear, Sam, what mission you
iuiuii:
Bui'kuiii! Tiuiilf uui! Loaves and fishes
All IuiIhU that 1 should know!
These iny hopes and these my w ishes
May 1 have of -spoils'' euo!
Washington at the grave of De Kulb.
To Sam—By a Lady. A Successful-Retort.
A clcrtt man was once accosted bv a
doctor, a prolcssed deist, who asked
I lie lollottcd preaching to save
sotil.'
Yes.'
'Did you ever see a sou!?'
No.'
Did j on ever liear a soul?'
No.'
Did you ever taste a sou!?'
No.'
Did you ever smell a soul?'
No.' .
Did you ever feel a soul?' .
'Yes.'
Well,' said ttie doctor, 'there are
lour ot the live senses ngaint one upon
Uie question, whether there is a soul.'
'1 he clergyman then asked It is adver
sary, 'it he was a doctor ol nieciciner
Yes.'
Did you ever see a pain?'
No.'
Did you ever hear a piin?'
No.'
Did you ever taste a pain?'
No.' '
Did you ever smell a pain?'
'No.
Did you ever feel a pain?
Yes.'
Well then,' said the clergyman,
there are also lour senses agaiust one,
upon the question whether there be a
pain, and 1 know- that tiiere is a soul.'
The Parsimonious Wifr. 'Can
you let me have twenty dollars this
morning to purchase a borne!?' said a
wile to her husband one morning at
breakfast.
By-nnd-by, my love.'
That's what you always say, my
dear, but how can I buy and buy with
out money?'
Of course the husband handed over
the 'needful' to his better half.
Oob Dab says whenever he wants a
hot bath, and hasn't the money to pay
for it, he has only to tell his girl that
he has made up his mind to select anoth
er sweetheart, and he is in hoi water
directly.
(Q"The streets of New York are
swept between midnight and daylight.
[From the Ohio Statesman.]
THE INDIAN WIFE.
Daniel W. Harmon, who was in
the employment of the Northwest Fur
Compay, first as clerk and afterwards
as partner, from 1800 to 1820,publish
ed in the latter year an interesting com-
pilation from his journal during that
long period. It presents a more accu
rate view of the wilderness between
Lake Winipeg and the Pacific Ocean,
and the northern boundary of the Uni
ted States and the 60th parallel of north
latitude, tli.in is allowed by any other
single publication, although the narra
tives of Mackenzie, and the Simpsons,
mi. - 1 rf a
i nomas ana sir ueorge, are ot mucn
value in this respect. As a curious ep
isode in Harmon's autobiography ol
twenty years as a fur trader in the" re
mote iNorthwest, I have selected those
paragraphs, scattered through the work
under dates widely remote, which re
late to his domestic relations. They
illustrate the laxity of a frontier, it is
true, but the closing paragraphs will be
lotind honorable to human nature, and
having their full share of romantic in
terest. Indeed, how superior in these
latter particulars are the rough journal
izings of the solitary trader to many
more ambitious descriptions, whose in
cidents are grouped with the license ol
fiction' But the extracts from Har
mon's Journal, T.
AvnuU 8, 1800. This evening
Mons. Mayotle took a woman of this
country lor a wile.or rather concubine,
in .i. . .. .
an me ceremonies attenainqf such an
event, are the following. When a per
son is desirous ol takins one of the
daughters of the natives aj a compan
ion, he makes a present t the parents
of the damsel, of such articles as he
supposes will be most acceptable and.
among them, rum is indispensable; for
ot that all the savages are fond, to ex
cess. Should the parents accept the
articles onerea, the girl remains at the
ion wan ner suitor, anu is clothed in
me Canadian laslnon. The greater-
pan oi tnese young women, as I am in
lormed, are belter pleased to remain
with the white people than with their
own relations, bliould the couple,
newly joined, not agree, thev are at
liberty, at any time, to seperatej but no
pan oi i ue property given to the p' its
ol the girl will be refunded.
Avyud 11,1802. On the 9th insr
a Oheef among the Crjes came to the
lort, accompanied by a number ol his
relations, who appeared very desirous
lli.it I should take one of his daughters
to remain with mo. I put him off by.
telling him tiiat I could not then accept
ol a woman, but probably might in the
fall. He pressed me, however, to al
low her to remain wim me at once, and
added, "1 am lond of you, and my
wish is to luve my daughter with the
white people, for she will be treated
better by them than by her own rela
tions." In fact he almost persuaded
me to keep her, for I was 6tire that
while 1 had the daughter I should not
only have the lather's furs, but those ol
all his band. This would be for the
interest of the Company, and would
therefore turn to my own advantage in
some measure; so that a regard to in
terest well nigh made me consent to an
act which would have been unwise and
improper. But, happily for me, I es
caped the mare.
October 10, 1805. This dav a Can
adian's daughter, a girl of about four
teen years of age, was offered me, and
alter mature consideration concerning
the step which I ought to take, I have
linally concluded to accept of her, as
it is custonury for all gentlemen who
remain lor any leng'.h of time in this
part of the world to have a female com
panion, with whom they can pass their
time more socially and agreeably than
to live a lonely lite, as they must do if
single. If we can live in harmony to
gether, my intention now is to keep her
as long as I remain in this Uncivilized
part of the world; and when I return to
my native land I shall endeavor to
place her under the protection ol some
honest man, witlrwhom she may pr.ss
the remainder of her days in this coun
try much more agreeably than it would
be possible for her to do were she to
be taken down into the civilized world,
to the manners, customs and language
of which she would be an entire stran
ger, tier mother is of the tribe of
Saare Indians,whose country lies along
the Rocky Mountains. The girl is
said to have a mild disposition and an
even temper, which are qualities very
necessary to make an agreeable wom
an and an affectionate partner. .
December 4, 1807. Early this
morning, the woman whom I have ta
ken to reside with me became the moth
er ot a boy, whom I name George
Harmon.
February 25, 181(5. On the even
ing of the 15th instant my woman was
delivered ol two living boys. They
appear, however, to have been prema
turely born, and, from the first, little
hope was entertained that they would
long survive. One of them, died on
the morning of the 22d, and the other
last night, aud to-day they were both
buried in the same coffin. He who
gave them life hat taken it away. He
has an uodoubied right to do so; anJ
though His ways are to us inscrutable,
He has the best reasons for whatever
He dots. It becomes ns, therefore,
humbly ta acquiesce in this afflictive
dispensation.
May 8, 1811. People have just ar
rived Irom Stuart's Lake, who inform
me Jhat the mother of my son was de
livered, on the 25th ultimo.of a daught
er, whom I name Polly Harmon
To-morrow I design to return to!
Stuart's Lake, where I expect to pass
the ensuing summer. But my attention !
is chiefly taken up with the sepiration
whicji is soon to take place, between
me apd my beloved son. A lew months
hence; he will be at a great distance
froniiius affectionate lather, and it may
be that I shall never more see him in
this; world. No consideration could
induces me to send him down, especial
ly .while he is so young, excepting the
thought that he'will soon be un'er'the
fostering care of my kind relatives.who
will be able to educate him much Let
ter lhati it would be possible for me to
do in this savage country. As I do
that which I apprehend will be for the
benefit ol my little son, so I earnestly
pray that God would graciously protect
him in his absence from me.
December 14, 1814. On the 1st
inst. I set out for MecLeod's Lnkc,
and I there received several letters from
my brothers below, which announce
the truly afflicting intelligence that my
beloved son George is no more to be
numbered among '.he living! He was
in good health on the second of March
last, and a corpse on the eighteenth of
the same month. For some time 1
could scarcely credit this intelligence,
though I had no reason to doubt its
truth. This dispensation of divine
providence is so unexpected and so nt
llictlve that, at first, I could scarcely
bear up under it with a becoming
Christian resignation. My tenderest
affection was placed upon this darling
hoy; and 1 fondly hoped that ho would
be the solace of my declining years.
On my return Irom McLeod's Like
I was accompanied by- Mr. McDotig
all and family, who came to mom n
with me and the mother of my depart
ed son, the loss of this dear object of
our mutual affection. IIerdistres.on
receiving this intelligence, was greater,
if possible, than my own. I endeav
ored, by some introductory remarks on
the uncertainty of earthly things, to
prepare her mind lor the disclosure
which I was about to make. Her tears
were alarmed by these remarks, and
prouauiy sue discovered in my coun
tenance something to confirm tlirm.
When 1 informed her that our .beloved
son George was dead, she looked at me
Willi a wild stare of agony, ami imme
diately threw lierselt upon the. lied,
where she continued in a state of delir
ium during the succeeding night.
" July !0, lb 16 I now pass a short
time everyday very pleasantly, in teach
ing my Utile daughter Polly to read and
spell words in the English language, in
which she makes good progress, llio'
she knows rv t the meaning of one of
them. In conversing with mv children
I use entirely the free Indian language;
with their mother I more frequently
employ the French. Her native tongue,
however,is more familiar to her, which
is the reason why our children have
been taught to speak that in preference
to the English language.
February "0, 1817. This evening
the mother of my children was deliv
ereJ of a daughter, whom I name Sal
ly Harmon.
icbruary 28, 1819. Mr. George
McDougall has arrived here from Fra
zer's Lake to remain, as I am going to
McLeod's Lake to prepare for a de
parture to Head Quartets; and my in
tention is, during the next summer, to
visit my native land. I design, also,
to take my family with me, an.l leave
them there, that they may be educated
in i civilized and Christian manner.
The mother of my children will ac
company me and if she be satisfied to
remain in that part of the world, I de
sign to make her regularly my wife by
a formal marriage. It will be seen by
this remark, that my intentions have
materially changed since the time that I
at first took her to live with me; and as
my conduct in this respect is different
from that which has generally been pur
sued by the gentlemen oi the Northwest
Company, it will be proper to state
some of the reasons which have gov
erned my decison in regard to this
weighty affair; It has been made wilh
the most serious deliberation: and, 1
hope, under a solemn sense of
mv ac-
countability to God.
Having lived with this woman as
my wife, though we were never form
ally contracted to each o:hr, during
life, and having children by her, I con
sider that I am under a moral obliga
tion not to dissolve the connection, ' il
she is willing to continue it. The uni
on which has been formed between us,
in the providence ot God, has not only
been cemented by a long and mutual
performance of kind offices, but also
by a more sacred consideration. Ev
er since my own mind was turned ef
fectually to the subject of religion, I
have taken pains to instruct her in the
great doctrines and duties of Christian
ity. Mv exertions have not been in
vain. Through the merciful agency ol
the Holy Spirit, I trust that she has be
come a partaker with me in the conso
lations and hopes ot the gospej. I con
sider it to be my duty to take her to a
Christian land where she may enjoy
Divine ordinances, grow in grace, and
ripen for glory. We have wept togeth
er over the early departure of several
children, and especially over the death
of a beloved son. We hive children
still living who are equally dear to' us
both How could I spend mvdavs in
the civilized world and leave my be
loved children in the wilderness? The
thought has in it the bitterness of death.
How could I tear them irom a moth
er's love, and leave her to mourn over
their absence to the day of her death?
Possessing only the common feelings
of humanity, how could I think of her
in such circumstances without anguish?
On th? whole, I consider the course
which I design to pursue as the only
one which religion and humanity would
justify. -
LAY SERMONS—No. 7.
BY SOLOMON SIMPLE.
"Qu y into all tba wot Id, and praach." Mark 10
13.
To be sure I will! Nothinft could suit
me better. I am fond of being on the
popular side, like others of my profes
sion; anil you, 0 re sinners, belonging
as you no 10 me "democracy num.
bers, are ten times as strone H the
combined hosts of the church put to
gether. Besides, you are tbout the only
ones who really stand need of my
services and about the 0nlr people un
der heaven who can r hneQted bv
them. For religious nconle in these
days, like certain old fogies of eighteen
hunded years ago. imagine that no good
thing can -possibly come out of Nazar
eth, end therclore refuses to ive heed
to my gentle expostulations, and much
needed reproofs. But von, 0 re rebels,
re u I ways w illiu2to hear the truth
because yoi are neither afraid, nor
ashamed of it; and having "no religion
to boast or," a ml being tied up to no
creed, ond nrobablr to nothine else
yuu are disposed to "p'ove all things,
ami hold fast to that which is good," if
you can lnut out what it is.
A philosophical rascal, on being sen
tenced to State Prison for life, comfott-
ed himself wiih the conclusion that
mankind ore divided into only two great
classes viz: those who are in aud those
who ore out, and that he belonged to
the former. The same sublime princi
l!e; by a trifling latitude of interpreta
lion, may suit our case exactly. For
the inhabitants of the world, by mutu
al consent, and wi'liout any visible com
pulsion, are divided into two classes
those iti'ihe chinch, and those our of
ihe church and both classes are admir
ably pleased n iih their respet ti ve situ-
ations; ihe church because ihey are out
ol ihe v,orld' und the world because they
arc out of the church.
Cut, my beloved fellow sinner, I re
joice thui I am with you, and that 1 can
treely speak to you, face to face. As
that distinguished member of oir church
Peter Pisoar, said, in his affectionate
ode to the devil,
' Yhi" iiVays nrft 60 wondrous winning,
And folks so very fond ol sinning.
l cannot uo without you."
And in the present discourse, I shall en
deavor more fully to set in order before
you a lew ol the many reasons for cor-
ating the honors of voluntary marly-
dom. in vour behalf.
In the first place, you are ten times
mor wicked than you have any right to
be! Think, 0 fellow sinners, of your
awful and ridiculous situation! As you
have been told, over and over again
line upon line, precept upon precept,
here a little, and there" a great deal,
yuu ore all totally depraved, to begin
with -'incapable of thinking a good
thought, or doing a good action." That
vould be bad enough, in all conscience
aud jet, with all your gospel privile
ges, and all your natural and artificial
Icars of perdition, and all the hopes you
have indulged of being able to turn a
short comer and cheat the devil out of
his dues, you have been contiuually
giowing worse and worse! Your reli
iiious teachers have convinced you of
your outrageous tin worthiness, and that
has made you outrageously unworthy.
For this reason I long to identify my in
terests wiih yours; for if we, in a 'state
of nature' are so bad, what must be the
condition of those who by grace have
been rendered so enlightetied and good
as to be justly held accountable for
their faith, and their practices! We,
beloved, have the advantage of such.
Of those to w horn much is given, much
will be required; but we have nothing
to be thankful for, and much depiavity,
which satan would be ashamed of; and
which is good for nothing under hear
en, but to exonerate us from all respon
Mbiliiv.
Secondly: I rejnir, 0 neople of the
world! that 1 am "numbered with the
transgressors," because, we have hither
to avoided many of the sins and follies
committed by the church. We are tied
up to no creed; have no stereotyped ar
ticles of faith; have no occasion to boast
of our humility; and no fancied SUperis
ority to be poud of. Our charity, if we
have any, is as wide as the universe;
aud our minds are as free as the bland
zephyrs of a summer's morning. II we
are sinners above all others we have the
honesty to confess it while onr great
est fault is an excessive liberality. Cut
off from all hopes of salvation by grace,
our only refuge is in good words, clear
consciences and decent behavior. We
are dvubtless in the broad road that
leadelb to destruction; but it it our con
solation to know that nearly tit the
clever fellows are our worthy compan
ions. x Aud yet. fellow sinners, although, by
some accident, we are not half as bad at
the creeds of the church have represent
ert us to be, there it great room fo Im
provement; tnd when, from time to
lime, I shall be permitted to 'address
you, I shall speak plainly of your faults.
This you will with the more fortitude
endure, because like the old wo.Tiaii't
eels, you are soused to beioz skinned
alive. that it don't hurt you. At you
are undoubtedly forsaked by the right
eous, bt admonished to take good care
of yourselves And since disinterested
benevolence it . in your case out of the
question, be persuaded that in keeping
the commandments there it a great re
ward. And, lastly! As we ire without faith
and withou religion those articles ha.
ingbeen monopolized by the Church
we htv nplhingttdependupon but tht
small amount ol Knowledge we possess,
and the morality which religious peo
ple despise. But here is a wide field in
to which we may enter, without tread
ing upon the toes of our beighbors.
They have saved themselves a heap of
trouble, by substituting religion for
morality, and faith for works; because,
it costs less to tike ' of God, who
wants nothing, and knows how t take
care of himself, than it does to look
after the welfare of God's children, who
are forever out at the elbows, and in
want of our friendly assistance. Here,
then, it enough for us to do, and we
had better be at it. If the taints can
stop wrangling, and ceases from pern
cuting one another for opinion's take, to
at to take care of their own concerns,
we than nave i fine time of it, in c om
batting the world's depravities,' and il
lustrating the virtues which the Church
hat so long tnd so fatally neglected. Ia
this great work, 0, ye tinners, I im with
you, to the end of the chapter from the
beginning of Genesis to the end of Re
Amen.
Sabbath-day Reflections.
to the secret order in politics,
from its insipient stages to itt present
growth, in every phase in which it
could b preseuted viewing has ami
republican and anti-Christian-any on
can imagine our surprise to learn that
many, very many of the leading profest
ors of religion, including the preaches,
had united themselves to this hydra
headed monster. We could well con
ceive how imibiioui politicians, oi
those young ia years and who desired
to be politicians, might be persuaded
into these lodges, and hjw they would
desire to get out when it was found of
no avail to their ambition, but we could
not comprehend the influences that so
far operated on a minister of the gosple,
whose very existence to preach freely to
free people depended upon the security
of our laws and constitutions, at to get
him involved in the oath-bound organi
zations that struck at all the free got-
pei auu peace ol the churches.
Who was so foolish s to suppose that
this political oruanizatian attains: one
church would stop at the overthrow of
that, tnd settle dowu in a calm? The
blood of one would be but acquiring a
thirst for the whole, until every oruan-
ized society of professing Christians wae
oro.eu up ana put uuder the politici
an's feet. The history nf ih Frffnrh
Revolution hat been read with little
prolit. if this idol did not ttabd out
distinct in the distant horizon. But
while this infatuation raged at blood
heat, argument wai nf no avail. The
time, however, is rapidly approaching
when men will tee with other eyet tnd
hear with other eirs.
Mtfny hat asked what church is next
to follow in the ruthless rush of mid
uight plotters for conquest.. The story
is toon told already the cry of prepara
tion has gone forth, and those hungry
for fresh prey will not be loug in taking
me irmi.Bs w s a I tm seen by the follow
ing. The first to start the guillotine in
motion will be quickly felt to feel its
Statesman.
[From the New Orleans Courier.]
Know Notimsoum asd Methodism.
Wt iiave repeatedly said that the hos
tility of Know Nothings to the Catho
lic religion, which is not concealed
except where a majority of the old Whig
and anti-Democratic population, is is
the case in some portions of Louisant,
it of the Catholic faith would, when
it bad attained its object of subverting
that mode of worship and proscribing
its followers, turn itt attention to soma
other form of religious belief or form of
worship, and attempt the same meat
uret with it,
We were is much pained is surpris
ed to hear through undoubted authori
ty that it the fate session of a Methodist
Conference, held it Jackson in this
Slate, two entire days, out of session
of four, were tak-n up in initiating cir
cuit riders into the new Order; ind we
have alio been Informed, on -the most
respectable authority, that, on the occa
sion of in election for Distict Judge,
which was held i few months since in
that District, the most active partisans
on the day of the election, and those
who were most conspicuous ia the dis
tribution of tickets for the so called
American candidate, were the Profess
ors and President of the Centenary Col
lege, m institution under the direction
of the Methodist Church.
"I will hot strike thee, bad man."
taid a Quaker one day, "but I will let
thia billet of wood fall on thee," and at
the precise moment the 'bad man' was
floored by the weight of a walking ttiek
thtt the Quaker had been known to ctrry.
Mrs. Bloomer ttyt she never couU
see anything pretty In a woman.s twill
ing out from her hips to ber feel like a
hogtheid. or a big bottomed churn.
CCT Ad old lady.being late at church,
entered as the congregation were risioir
for prayer. 'La!' said she, courtesy,
ing, 'don't get tip on my account.'
Men may giva good advice, pgt ther n
not giv tht tante to make rght tm ef it.

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