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L. LAIBORNE QUARDIAN.
VOL. 2. . HOMER , WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1878. - INO. 4.
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Aug2 Nt, l~7. :
He grumaIles in the morning
Ou rising from his bed,
I. grunahles at his breakfast
ll bile spreading butter on his bread;
He grumbled at his napkin,
lie grumbles at his kLuife,
He grumble, at the tablecloth.
He grumbles at his wife;
He gruntbles at the paper
11 hile reading o'er the evws,
If. Kriruilles at the cobbler
W hen be bius a pair of shoe:;
He grumbles at the lock
11 hen it strikes out the hour.
And lie grumbles at the "deluge"
When there conies a little shower:
lie grumbles at the children
11 iie th'. 're plai sing in tilhe street,
lh, grniiii.l.h :It the buticher
At LIt. way hie evit. hie miln.at:
He grumbles at his little dog,
II it only tnge ir tail,
Ati when tlwind gfi tlt !l,.
lie grimble.s at the ti1l.
IH grnilllles whlen a bill rillnfl ill,
.f lllaitter 11e%" very mlIillal,
lii grllinles at thlr arllnts,
lie grullUbles it usl all;
l1h, gLrllllhs lit the lirklcts
11'1 11 he halt t/1 light th' Kit.
.Allll hie grilnllhit at Ithe maithli..-
.The inithaiimppy grnbi ling acs;
iH. grulllll, aIt tIlhe rihr.,
I1. grliiihb. :it hi"i stl.cks,
lih gTrllnl,. at his lifr't
W\\'i'ell he buts :i ipair of solk..;
li, griibllehs at the. .uillnuir
Evr'.r tillle e" ha'ie a strml:
ie grUitblel alit i qpit.i'tii.
lhi grtiuiih I. at a .lill. -
At . hlrc. h, hei grulnills at l' . " I.l.ple
Wholli atre 'tl lIIIg ii in t |he l'l.:
Ilt gruniiblh.- lat hlii aughter
N hen shl ant' a tittle mvone.
At ailthing ellt l uniii
Ih1 giannlllbh ilt t ll llh lua ,
Ie i r.'gin .. .. at tit- pomor.
Ihe. tgrim1h... t the lhtergýr'.
V..'ni thir kiivck iil.Vi his d. , :
1'1 iiin tel f itu dlord a to I '' pail,
Ih, grirnhin. in the atoshfhlt,,
lie gruniles'. ill th.. shal..:
itl grlinhbles it Ihis neighbor
1Vh1't' hi"'" g.ttiig ill hit rual,
lie grmbeuhf.i. at thil' eartvln,,
Who dunsil it down the hioh,;
lih i uluibl's at :i lagoI
If it oti ila s I liti , the floor,
Auil hie grtllnlie at a crutlb of lbre.ld
If it falls vlpoin the thor:
Ith grinubles i his little rie.ii,
lIe gnirnilhlei ll the stairs.
IIh grlumbles all the way to churlth,
Ihe gruiniblee after prayers;
I1." grnmblhl,, ill hie cheep
1i thilei he's lying inii h bed,
And I olften fiulier to myself
lie'll grunble when he's de.ad.
Reply to "Equal Rights."
(Frr.m the finidcn Deuliwrat.I
Min. EDtIroL:-I saw an artic'le in
your palper of the 20th inst. which
was copied, by request, from the
CXI.AloRNE GI'ARDIAN, and beaded
"Fair Play is a Jlewell."
The writer, "Eqllial Bights," conmes
out in said article, in defense of
lmodern spiritualis5t, and at the
very outset, btiilplains most bitter.
l' Ibln.use "severall of our lIwt citi.
zyeni" shohld, is conversation to
gether, exlpress thetir olpinions freely
abolut this last anid netwest religionl
in the land.
Now, was It not their right to do
so ulpini this otr aily other topic or
3stein of belief' )u not our pro
plc ever% where express thlemselves
'resel3 upon politics, religion, science,
nit, literature, and iniscellaneonr
iilmatters, it het heir they lire thorough
posted on these things or nlot?
Have they not ahlways dilone so simce
the conlllencet etit of our %National
existence, and is it not our inherited
right? And who dartes isay niot
Yet here is brother "Eqlnal ltights,"
who does say no; antd most heartily
too. lie woutll have us swallown
down tlht: o% ster, wiithout a word,
whethelr it lie good or blad; whether
it have lIlpper andi salt or not.
IHoes lie not kllow that gold is
tried, and silver too, in a free coun.
try as well as anywhere elm? And
is it not just and right? When Jn
daism was introduced iuto the
world it was tested in every way;
and no doubt God designed it so.
Likewise, when the Christian rlte.
gion was announclled, the greatI
Greek, Ioniman and Jewish enlgines
word set up to try it. So with
Methodism and other systems.
The Wealeys and their aids, and
immeliate su essaors were placed
in the midst of the very hottest of
the fight, and shall "modern spirit.
unlimlt," whether it be tree or false,
be ail exception to the rule? Why,
sir, we are commanded to test, to
prove all things--modern spiritual.
ism among ttem-and to hold feit
that which is good.
Brothber "Equal Rights," however
gets through his"fuolsid featberse
and goes to work hn good earnest
He commences by trying to quote
some Scriptore, but he fails signal
y. Hiear his Scripture quotations:
If this be of God it will prevail,
bat if of man it will come to
naught." Now, that is homespea
loeth and a very poet utele. If
he had turned only to Aet V:
38, 39, he would have found the
thag us it is: "But if this eoumsel
r tbis work, be of men t wit come
te mught; but if it be of Ood, y
cannot overthrW It.n
This was timply DI)r. Oual's
opiniou; and probably mot the words
of inspiration. Satua expresses his
opinion more than once in the Bible.
and though it is there doubtless by
the direction of inspiration, yet it
is not the counsel of the Divine
Being. The devil's judgment was
nearly always wrong, and Dr. G.'s
may be too. Because a thing is of
God, that is no positive evideuce
that it will prevail; and because a
thing is of man, that is no reason
that it will come to nothing. Chris.
tiauity and righteousness are of
God. Do they prevai liHave they
everprevailedf l'agonism, Moham.
medanism, infidelity, and sin gener
ally, are of men. Have they come
to naughtt And yet, at least six
thousand years have passed away I
since, sin was let loose upon thei
earth. And things are so unfavoras.
ble for the prevalence of the truth, I
the .Jesus says himself, with refer
ence to the Second Advent: "When i
the Son of Mlan cometh shall lie find
faith on the Earth."
Itut Blrother "Eqal Rtights" calls
upon "Bro.' Abifl,"-not to pray
but to "stand nil and answer;" not
for his lifei; but some questions on I
the Bible. Hear him: "I)o you I
believe the angels visited, ate and
lodged with Abrahamr ()foourae I
lhe makes him say yes. But my t
dlear brethren, you are both awroung, I
for the angels did not lodge with
SAbraham at all. There is no such i
fact in the Ilible.
llut hlie goes on: "lro. Abif, do
oiltu believe the story of EIlisha and,
the ravens?' . Yes," lie responds. i
Iht you are both wrong again. For I
there is no such story as that in the
But again: "1Io you lelieve in I
the story of Elisha and the bears!" .l
O(f course he does. Both wrong
again, we have no snch Scripture. i
lBut go on JIro. "'Equal fRights"
with your class.
"1)o you believe the story that
Moses turnedl back the waters of
the Rled Sea?" '"Yes," says liro. A.
Wrong one time more. Moses nev. C
er dill this work, but todl. See
l"Exodns xiv: 21, "And the Lord a
caused the sea to go back by a a
strong East wind, all that night." I
But once more.
"Bro. Abiff do you believe that
the light so suddenly shone around
Paul as to tear the scales from his
e3 s?" "Of course you do, and you
do well." linBut again my brethren, e
you are wrong. There is no such
fact recorded of St. Paul in the n
Iook. Three dave after the scales
had *en formed over his eyes by
the intense light, tlhey fell oil at hisi
baptism by Ananias, see 9th of a
Acts. Other blunders of this kind
might be pointed out, but let them
go, if there be more. Now, I fear,
Ilro. "Equal Itights" knows as little
about modern spiritualism, as lie
does about the Bible. lint before
"Bro. Abilf" takes his seat, I'll just
ask him one question: Were any
of the spiritual manifestations of c
the Sacred Record brought about I
hv "spirit rappings," "Table tip. tI
pings," "spirit circles." "slante wri
tings," "cabinets," "lplachettes," u
"'planchette outdonu.," alld such 'a
liro. A. looks at his master and kI
hesitates to reply. Then I will call +s
upon that young lady who has been ti
raised up to read her Bible every g
day; who lromptly responds, no;i
and she answers correctly. I i
Bro. "lEqual Itights" progresses, II
however, with his pen, and gives us is
the creed of spiritualism and men. ci
tions about twelve or fifteen articles. tl
And yet, .Mr. Eldridge, in your pa- ca
iwr of last April, 27th, says that ei
**Spiritualism has no (reed." PA
Now we fear our "Equal fights" is
brother has taken but the first and t(
second degree of this modern error, to
which commences with a professed II
belief in the Word of GOD, and el
then gradually drifts away from at
from this divine citadel of strength of
and safety, out upon the darker tj
currents, hungry waves, and fright- al
fill breakers of the most gross nuf.- t
delity. And yet, whether they Ji
have taken only the first, middle or at
highest degrees, they all claim to ps
be spiritualists and one vast body ti
in the land. tt
The spiritualists some time ago, e
held a convention st Cslicago. They oi
claimed that the whole United m
State were represented there Iln fit
that gathering of deletgate spirit. I
alis The otorion Mrs. A ood
hull was elected Pesident. In her is
addre she freely ventilated her w
lientiosu principles, which the pa- qi
pers of that citsy, it is msaid, refused
to publish. u
There was quite a number of lii
speechse made in this convention, am
and by your permission, I will make yS
a few brief extrets, and show to di
what extremes "modern spiritual- t
isma' alrsdy gone, as exhibibted t
by their ene nl eoouel. p
Miss Anna M. Widdlebrook, ofd4
Oonmeetleu, maid: "I stand bsem t
tSenlght, a far as the Christisat p
igesa kIs eoaneered, determied en I
ilts detrotieon. IL we live up sno d
bhis our philosophy we will see the time
ible. when the mumomy creeds of chris.
a by tianity will be overturns d." Ilhave
ct it more of this a eech, but this is
vine enough to show her base intldelity.
waS The next speaker .ass Mr. A.
Gi.'s liggins, of .lcr.ei ('ity. lie said:
is of "lHe was glad to nel.ct "the reI'lr('4n
nice tatives of nine or ten milliouas of"
se a Anleiea la pso..p. We are calleid
tool0 spiritualists. I ha:ve ;lanotlher name
Irias for out sect-'Anti ''hrisitinis.' Vice
of toria '. Woodlhnll, (Prn"ident of
lhey the convention,) claims, 'that every
am one has a right to his own body
ner- and soul.' This is contrary to the
ore doctrines of Chlristianitý; iand yet
six anti clristiana, who would under.
way mine the Christian tree, lonIg to tlfdiI
the on the fruits of the tree; lir the in.
ora. stitution of manarriage is one of its
ath, fruits. There is all incoustisate,3
er- here. We would advacle. the spir.
len itualistic doctrine, bait still we cling
find to ('Christia;n Ilaatitutions.& mrs.
Woodhull colldlans the istitutiona
ails of marriage, because it has not +
y- worked the greatest good to society,
not etc." There is much more of his
Son speech after the same sort, but we
you forbear. Good Heavens! What
and will they do if they overturn Chris.
urse tianity and marriageT Don't you
my see the horrid front anld fangs ot
aug, this serpentine monster?
ritI The Banner of Light, publishbel
uch iin Bosatoan, Mass., is said to be tlhe
oldest, and perhaps the ablest and a
do most lntfluetial paper published byI
and modern spiritualists. It says In its .
ads. issuo of September 19, 1)8;: "1
For hare,, no God besides doing right." 1
le 1i tihe same ipaper you tilad this: "1
do not believe. in the possibility of I
in loving our enemies." Same paper,
rs" J.anuary 30, 180069, you have this:
rang "1 There are greater uses in sin than
are. in holiness."
Its" I conuld give many other quota.
lions, but enough, enough!
t;at In conclusion, I would say that
ot Southern spiritualists don't believe
A. in these extremes; but this error as
.cv. comlparatively new in the South,
Fee and hence the believers are only,
orl as it were, "entered apprentices,"
y a and know nothing as yet. In the
t.% North-its native soil-they have
cultivated it from year to year sinea
hat its origin, and the result is an abun
aid dant harvest of the most rank and
his alarming infidelity.
you I am not contending with belier.
'en, era of this error;, but with the error
ich itself. I love them and pray for
the more light for the good of all and
by Will the ('LAIBORNE GU'ARDIAN
his copy this into its columus and
ind JAS. E. IRAi)LEY, f
em Minden, La. July 27, 1878.
ate DuIatlon of Lift.
are Sees Fasts Werth Keewlal.
atay The average duration of life in
of civilized society is about 334 years.
)ut This ts called a generation, making ,
ip. three in a century. But there are
rai certain localities and certain cow
s," mutities of people where this aver
uch age isconsidorably extended. The
mountaineer lives longer than the
tnd lowlander; the farmer than the arti
all saei; the traveler than the sedentary; s
,en the temperate than the self-indul
sry gent; the just tlan the dishonest.
Lo; "The wicked shall not live out half
his days," is the annonneement of I
es, I)ivinity. The philosophy of thisa
us is found il tlhe faict that the morald
na. character has a stroug power over h
es. the physicall; a power much more
pa- controling than is generally imagin- It
Oat ed. The true man conducts him
self in the light of Bible precepts,
ta" is "temperate itl all things," is "slow
ad t anrger," and on his grave is writ
ten: "He went about doing good."
ed In these three things are the great
ad elements of human health; the re
)m straint of the appetites; the control b
th of the passions; and that highest
ter type of physical exercise, "going
lit. about doing good." It is said of
taf. the eminent Quaker philanthropist, a
ey Joseph J. Gurney, that the labor
or and pains lhe took to go and se e
to personally the objects of his cou
dy templated charities, so that none of
them should be unworthily bestow
to, ed, was of itself almost the labor of a
ey one man, and he attended to im
ed mense banking business besides; in
I. fact he did too much, sad died at f
ad. The average length of human life
er na all eountrie, at this age of the
wer world, is hbost 2B yuears. O
p qadirter o all whodie do not reaeh
ed the age of 7; one-balf die before C
saoehing l7; and yet the average of
of life of '"Faerid" i Greast Britain
m, ad Ireldand, ia 160, wa nearly ti
he years. uOrely that i8s a strel le. I
to dlasemnt for all to practise or tI
at. themselves, and to Ilaslet it omao
ed their ebildren dy ., 4G', thi ela
hty o abit, that quietness of U
,that taint of tamper, il
we ths$id of aeites ad pro
an dinilpllie ieulestes. I
Reasoning from the analogy of
animal creation,, mankind should
live nearly 100 years; that law seem..
inlg to lie tlhat life should be five
timles the letigth of the period of
grow Iti: at least the genlterll obser
vation is tlha:t the louger Ia'rsone are
growing the longer the.y live, other
things being equal. Naturalists
say a, dog groua for 2 years, and
lives 8; an ox grows fur 4 years, and
lives 16; a horse grows for 5 years,
and lives 23; a (atnel grows for 8
years, and lives .10; man grows for
20) years, raid nhonMl live for 100.
But the sadl fet is that only olne
Umlan for every thousand reaches 100
years. !hill it is encouraging to
know that the science of life, as re
vealled by the investigatiollns of the
Ilphysiologist anti tile teacllings of
educated mledicall men, is steadily
extetldilng the Ieriodl of human ex.
The dislinguished historianl, Mla.
cnaley, states that, in 1685, I per
son in 20 died eac,h year; in 1850,
out of 40 only I died. lijpita says
that from 1776 to 1843 the duration
of life in Frauce increased 52 days
annually, for in 1731 the mortality
was 1 in !29; in 1843, 1 in 40. The
richlaoen in France live 42 years on
an average; the poor only 30.
Those who are "well to do" in the
world live lwput II years longer
than those w he have to work Ironm
day to day ifor a living. emuoner.
ative labor andt the diflnsioll of the
Sknon ledge of the laws of life among
the mtasses, with temperance and
thrift, are the great means of ad
ding to hunman health and life.
Every community is cursed by
the presence of a elass of people
who make it their business toattend
to everybody's business but their
own. hush people are the meanest
specimene of deprared bhumanity
which au ll-wise Proviodeace prmits
to exist on this earth. It is well
known that almost every person is
disposed to speak evil of others, and
tattling is a sin trom which very few
can claim to be entirely exempt.
But theolject of our present ar
tide hi to speak of that distinct class
of tattlers who make tale-bearing the
constant business of their lives.
They pry into the private affairs of
every family in the neighborhood;
they know the exact state of ones
neighbor's feellings toward another;
they understand everybody's faults,
and no little blunderormisdemeanor
ever escapes their vigilant watch
fulness. They are particularly well
posted upon everything connected
with courtship and matrimony, know
who are going to marry whom, and
can guess the exact tilme when it
Sill take place. They watch every
movement ot parties suspected of
matrimonial intentions, and if there
is the slightest chance to create a
disturbauce, excite jealousy or
"break up" a mateh, they take ina
mediate advantage of it; and do all
in their power to keep people in a
constant state vexation. They glide
quietly from gentleman to lady, from
mother to danghter, from fatler to
son; and in the ears of all they pour
their dark, bitter whispers of stan
der and abuse, and at the same time
pretend tobe the most sincere friend
of those they talk to. Their black
and nauseous pilslof nmalicious slan
der are sugar-coated with smiles andi
honeyed words of friendship.
Tattlers are confined to no particu
lar class of society. They belong to
all chlnses and operate in all. We
find them among the rich and the
poor--"pper ten' and "lower mil
lion"-in the church and out of it.
They are people who have no higher
ambition than to be well-informed
in regard to other people's private
business, to retail scandal to their
neighbor, and to exult in fiendish
triumph over the wounded feelings
and bruised hearts of their iaoeent
victime. Beauless old maids and
childless matrons make the secom.
plished seandalmongersia the world.
They seem to take to tattling from
the prompting of a natural instinct,
aud they proeeaute it with an ener.
y that woueald do ifabrnal boaer to
their great leader-the prines of
darkess himself. Our contempt
ror such graceless creature knows
no bounds, sad we can and no words
in which to express its intmmy.
Epitaph oa a tomblme i Sloath
Casrolia "Bere lie the o of
Bobert GOrdia, mouth ir Ii.
sad teeth secordia't lq
-re'Ulb Ity overi sh le
We har_ iu e me ms iumr
lM ey he IRes he rsu ~ igt
h., s- lawuisi tes am
.haielrw ibe emap. an .