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DEH0 CRITIC BANNER.
LOUISIANA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6.
The Election of Monday.
'' The return have not all come in at yet, but
we presume from what has been received that
i agg it elected Probtte Judge by a large major'
ity, : The Whigt ron no candidate of their okji,
but gave a warm tupport to Mr. Fagg. Vt.heth
er it was because they relished hit Bentonitm,
or Teared bit opponent the more, it it beyond our
power to jay. Some of the Whigt were more
.excitable upon the tubject of Mri Fagg't elec
tion, than (hey generally are about the election
of Old Harry to the Pretidency. They pretend
to be in favor of the Compromise measure re
cently adopted by Congress, but vote for the dis
ciple of -him who boosted hit power in defeating
them. ' They-praise the Roman firmness of Hen
ry Clay in condemning the factious coune of fa
natict and upholding the rights' of the alavehohf-
ing States, and gjve point blank the lie to their
assertions, by the "unmistakable evidence of ac
tion. Principle hat either departed from, their
boaomc, or else their only principle it one in com
mon with the Free Soil heresies of him, whom
they have denounced for the last thirty years, at
destitute of moral and political character. At no
time for many rears could a Benton man have re
ceived the vote of the' Whig party ;' but now,
lince hq has joined hit fortunes with, those of i
Hale, beward ana unase, ana sympaunses wun
the bands of ruffians who put law at defiance
and threaten our lives, in cat we prosecute our
rights tinder the Constitution, his character aa
politician, in the estimation of our Whig friends,
hat been washed of its filth, and hit satellites
nave assumed' a brilliancy they never possessed
before.' " - '
' If there be any difference between the Tom
Benton. of ,ten years .ago, and the one of to-day,
it is only because the present has deserted the
proud positions he once occupied in defence ofj
the institutions of his own State. And for tins,
and this alone, has he become the favorite pet of
the Whig party. ' This augurs ill, and foretels
more than written volumes can contain.
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X'Jl'y.'-.; ; Escape of Criminals.
Charles Sanders and William Sanders,' who
had been confined in the' jait of this county for
several, weeks, upon a' charge of burglary, es
caped therefrom on Sunday night last. The par
tiealars. we have not vet learned. It is said that
the jailor was (absent -attending church at the
time. Charles Sanders was sick, or pretended
to beno, end made (treat complaints;'' Ho asked
that bis Wfe'mTghl be permitted to come in and
stay with lim a short time to administer medi
cine, ic; when Mrs.' Bennett, the wire of the
jailor, "believing him tick, nd touched with sym
pathy,. either juocked or permitted her. to un
- look the door to go in. ... Upon thit, William San
ders blew out the candle and rushed down the
steps, leaving' all parties in the dark. Charles
Sanders, during the confusion escaped, sick as
he was, and neither has been heard of since,
h i The Soldiers f 1813.
There are in our country many of the old
heroes who gallantly bore the flag of their
country , in the war of 1812 with Great
Britisn The gratitude of the Union has
been recently expressed to them, by the
passage of an act of Congress granting them
bounty lands. Many of them have now
grown old andj decrepit, and the Vicissitudes
of fortune have, vuited poverty opon them
Our Government, the most generous upon
.earth, with a due appreciation of their la
bors, their toils and patriotic services, has
extended its beneficence, and given ex
pression, to the feelings of the entire nation.
lie who spent his youth "bis glorious pre
letOurprime" in the service of his coun
try, now when age has crept upon him and
Ibe strength of manhood hat departed, is
rpascJeq. wiw tne tnougnt uiai no is not ior
gotten. Hit grateful people tender him a
Some? and 'seek' to ' smooth bit declining
p ri,Te jrion. Mi. Bayard, foremerly U. S
Senator, bat' received tad. accepted the
J&31- i' l'. i i' i'j J.c ,.r, .--v
r,The Liberty Tribune contradicts the re
port that Mr. Bowman will contest the tlec
fi& P, Hail. t f , . ,( , . -, , r
fm ni'.-Ti xi - n-:. , -. v r ....
;:J3Counterfcit fifty dojlarjiptts on Mis
feourl Batik art said to be', quite plentiful,
and to well executed that they have' even
JhaHii tVn at (he counter . of the Bank.
! don't know that .printers are, better
jtldpet of fflbney than "other - people . but
we never .heard of one taking a eohnterfeit
tJand, warrants are m fair request atNew
York, and bald firmly at $tZ&U $ 140.' r
as J'A isletting- wia be bold at the: office! of
'R Henderson,-on Saturday evening next, at
tttff candle; lighting, ta organise a Debating
"WuVfor the winter.'1 'A full attendance 'Is '-"!
. guested.' , Yocsa
Tne Whig Party in Ke w York,
For several Veers past,' the Democratic
party of New York has been divided upon
the slaveryquestion into two parties, called
Hunkers and Barnburners. Ever since this
split occurred, the Whig party of course has
been triumphant in the State. The Whigs
continued united for the purpose of securing
the loaves and fishes. They avoided the
agitation of the slavery question, bnt elected
Win. H. Seward, the abolitionist, to the U.
r. Senate. His senatorial coufse has prov
ed to be rather unpopular to the more lion
est portion of the Whig party, and at a re
cent State Convention, held at Syracuse,
resolutions lauditory of Mr. Seward were
passed, when the chirman and other dele -
gates retired from the Convention and re -
seh-ed to hold another Convention at Utica.
The supposition was, and now is, that the
Whig party is as the Democratic party has
been, Uonsequeeuy we loot mrwara "
as manifested by the convention, sustained
.a tt l.;. .VntltiAn l.rpS;P. Ii is
when parties there will be entirely ld wretch, I voted for him, ntid I swell like a
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d, and ranged for and against 7":?" m ""; ?. 7
a Al is jimu ymi vr gxa jxiujf r ciu, as you tau iiiiu, mil-
. A majority of the W hig party, irH in pne nlaoe howthe jiUe citT 0f LoU.
, , . , ... .i , r ,; What think yo'u Edwin? I told my wife the
to be hoped that there are thousands of goodo(I)er day they ca,led yotl 0,d tnd gfce
Whigs in that State who will not swallow laughed heartily and said it was quite appropri-
snch ruinous doctrine. We were glad to,te, but that you would be fast enough for them!
see the firmness displayed by the members
who withdrew from the convention th'ougl
we find some partizan quasi-abolition edi
tors in this State sorely regretting this dif
ficulty in the Whig ranks, clearly indicating
to our mind that they would prefer seeing
the Whig party united on abolition princi
ples, than to divideupoo honest grounds.
The truth is, we desire neither of the gteat
parties to adopt abolition as a part of its
creed. And viewing that subject as we do,
we cannot act with or encourage any party
that would be willing to inflict so . great a
curse upon the nation.
. POLITICS IN ILLINOIS.
Freesoilism is strong in tome of the slavehold
ing States, and we cannot be astonished to see its
strength increasing in those that are non-slave-holding.
In the commencement of the slavery
agitation in this State, Col. Benton's influence
went far towards convincing the mindt of many
that the abolitionists of the North were few in
number, and even they did not desire to disturb
the institutions of slavery as it existed in he
Statei that their object wat only to prohibit it
in the territories, which was declared to be alto
gether constitutional and proper. It was said
that such an exercise of power should give no
jutt caute of fear to the tlaveholding Statei
that even the wildest fanatic admitted the consti
tutional guaranty for slavery in the States. On
the other hand.it wat argued by the true fnenda
of the Union that the exercise of tins power,
with its attending agitation, was merely an aux
iliary movement for further encroachments. The
truth of thit position is now being verified by the
determined opposition displayed against the fugi
live alave law adopted by Congress. Candid
ate! for Congress, . now, too, are taking broad
ground in favor of the total abolition of slavery
everywhere. We predicted thit long since, and
were lamrhed at for our paint, but the . truth it
now manifest, and it becomes a duty to record it
for the reflection of those who have thut their
eyet and refuted to see the light, when it was
breaking on them and :plainly discovering the
danger of their rights. In the Chicago district,
in Illinois, there are three candidates for Con
gress a Whig Freetoiler, in favor of the re
peal of the fugitive slave law a Democrat, who
has sold out to the abolitionists, and the third an
avowed Abolitionists,-whose sentiments in the
abstract correspond with the other two. His
sentiments are expressed as follows :
1st I believe that slavery should not
only be excluded from the. territories, but
should be abolished in the district of Col
umbia, and in all the States of the Union
2d. That the Constitution of the United
States, neither' guarantees,' nor sanctions
slavery; that by applying the same rules of
construction to those "parti or it, which
are claimed as guarantees and sanctions Of
slavery, which are applied to the constitu
tion of other points as well as to all other
instruments, every slave in' the United
States nay be freed by a legitimate use of
the writ of habeas corpus.
3d. That the fugitive slave bill recently
passed, is a most daring violation of the law
of nature and ofrevelation, an outrage upor
the Constitution, an assault ; upon liberty,
an insult to the people of the free States,
and ought to be disobeyed 'and trampled
in the dust, until repealed.
Deaths at New Orleans for the week en
ding oii the lplb one hundred and seventy-
nine, of which thirty-seven were cholera.
JTha lgurei expressing the number
the United States hava at last changed the
old "13 is tamed round into 31.- ." : '
a The block of mtrSle -by the State of,tween Jourelfand Skvior. - This was in-
Georgia for the Washington Monument,
bears the motta-The Union as it is."
23-The following letter from Jb Mantle,
wat found in town unsealed, and as it relates to
that Very abstruse question of the Veto, we give
it a place in our paper.! It is marked connden
tial, but the envelop is torn off. We publish it
that the owner may know where the original is
Dear Edwin:! discover from the papers
that you have got into a terrible snarl about the
veto power in your city, and being an old friend,
I am eonbdent you will be pleased to nayea worn
from me in relation to the matter. I am with
you entirely in your views, and think you very
seldom get wrong in your positions.' As regards
the veto power, I must say I hole it as I do the
devil, (excuse me for using the word, as we are
not now in Church.) I think General Jackson
ought to have been hung, when he vetoed the
iBank. If he had'nt done that, I could now have
.been a rich man, and your porn house would
j, W1 . Jack(lon mBn ,0 tnat momentf but the
way I did swear when I heard of it, was aston-
Wring to Davy Crocket
But thank God I have
J (jl jn f , h
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it mglity often. Jnlin Tyler, too, that infernal
isiana. May .le from this little beginning; we
shall finally be able to extirptte it every where
in all their cute tricks that you were a mighty
shifty boy, and the would be bound the hair had
all fallen off your head whilst you were ttudying
Well, Ed, I've been, reading the Record, and
there taw how you aalted those fellows. That
first article you wrote wat a mighty fine thing.
When we were little chaps together, I thought I
wat going to make at smart man at yon.' but
you've got to now you could take the socks from
me mighty easy. I always hte (o get into these
little paper qnsrrelt. 1 he fellow al way t gett me.
i ge msci ami auuse every ining around me, ana
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to please ma, my passion runt
ment and make me say things
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U1UI.II 1VIICII IE III Kuvu UIIIUI. Al WJCIC
nothing truthful that it had to .a. arain.t him.
thunder down on him with the biggest lie I can
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think of. He then comet out and pint me down,
and that i the way he gits me. Some men have
an admirable tact in getting out of a fix nf this
sort. They smooth it over with sophistry and
tell another whopper, and keep on to till every
body forgets the old one. IMow that's the ad
vantage you have over me. I really thought you
bad laid yourself open in that first article, and 1
was alraid that fellow "lux would get you.
Vou wrote it when you were mad, and you did'nt
think. You used to be very quick and peevish,
and recon you ve cot some of the old dander yet,
You tee that editorial came out in the Record be
fore any thing wat said. ' I pretumed that it had
been written by that splinter-legged fellow that
uted to teach arithmetic on the telegraph princi
ple and eat stalled in the tinele rule of three.
Dear Ed., he it a mighty common man to be our!
Whig editor, and every time he comes to our town
I'm fearful he will talk too much and lose ut
tome votes. But I hold up for him, and tell the
boyt there is nothing in looks,
But to return, you know when the article cam
out in the Banner you fired away a little before
you took tight. Now I do think the public pa
i era have the right to comment on public affair.
and your being hasty might make people think
yen wrote the editorial. Any how they would
say you were not exactly justified in saying all
you did in that communication. The Tact it. you
got a little too high up in the pictures for a chris
tian. That Mayor, I do'nt know much about
him, but he got down on you terribly hard with
hit tochdolaaen, I tell you. I understood from
your last article that that fellow 'Ex hat been a
Locofoco candidate. If that be true, and he it
a locofoco, give it to him. I wish I could get in
power once, i wouia nane every aevu oi mem
high as Haman (excuse me, I get mad when
ever I think of the cursed creatures.) You know
hou and I talked of it once, and we then agreed
that a law like the Spanish inquisition, to try the
internal wretches would be first rate. All that
I blame you for is, that in your second article
you assured the. scamp you had no other than
kind feelings towards him. I never saw him,
and never heard a word against him, but still 1
donl like him. But in truth the fellow got some
scripture against you that was powerful strong.
You know we stick to scripture and acknowl
edge it correctness, though we sometimes err,
and people catch us in dirty tricks. We can then
say the righteous sin nine times a day put on a
solemn look, and call it penitence sackcloth and
; Dear Edwin I am sorry you said anything
aoout your own merits others availing them
selves ol your labors, and standing in borrowed
plumage, and about vour being alwavs success
ful when you run for office. It is very true that
you are a much better and greater man than the
people generally are aware of, but that fellow
'Ex' will at once say again "Seest thou a man
wise in his own conceit, there is more hope of a
fool than of him;" and he mav torture it around
and reason by analogy, that a man good in bis
own conceit, is generally a terrible rascal. I am
in hopes he wont think of that though. ' But you
know he said also, if yo'u reprove a scorner, he
will hate thee : rebuke a wise man, and he will
love thee. Perhaps it was your intention to es
tablish your wisdom, by making those expres
sions of friendship for him after his rebuke.' I
don't know but this is best after all, for if you
had come out with that stuff you first wrote.
the imp might have said the ."dog bad returned
to his vomit.',',,. ..... i. ...
Well, I was delighted at. the- slick turn you
rfift? .ftS Z&Z
I vior. . But I can't see how this fellow was trying
itomrfyou, except to act in accordance there-
Jwilh. You'made however a sly comparison be-
aCT? ym. "TBO '.0UWi2B OMn WOT
Prlt "oa 1 0,1 my JM- ln I" " o
be salted, and old .Master, will have to adopt that
plan I am afraid to save some aoul
I am miehty sorry they put up your second ar
ticle so badly. . They made so many! mistakes.
1. read it over and over again, eqd could'nt make
any sense out of it.'- I then thought you had per
haps tried to make a pnzzle, end it was intended
to be read backwards; so I turned the paper up
tide down and my wife and myself figured at it
sbout an hour. Hut when your little tcrap came
out and stated that the whole of it was error,
became perfectly satisfied. I reckon that tele
graph man nut it ip, and he did it'too qnick
.Dear Edwin I see an advertisement of
yours headed .thus "Who told that lie?"
I want you to take that down, for some of
the folks here make me mighty mad about
it. I tell them that you are a monstrous en
terprising man, and ought to have more for
your shipping, storing, goods, &c, tnaa
those other tackles that have inst rnslieu in
since you built up the city "solitary and
alone." But they vex me by answering
your question and intimating that ft is you
They have the impudence to say it is quite
as likely for a man of your enterprise to lie,
as any .oun-r mercnam in Louisiana, i nn
I deny, and would give you roy reasons,
but I know you are like myself not fond of
praise to your face. ,
If those fellows say anything more, 1 want
you to keep cool. I think you-will too, for
I understand the cmx Creek Bridge now
stands plum up. .When I was there last, it
was gaping open at the top, and . looked
mighty pitiful. . Indeed, when you were fix
ing those props under it to keep it from
tumblinc'over. I really thought you were
"a ruined woman." I reckon this was the
chief cause of your getting so mad. You
got your dander up on the bridge, and let it
ooze out on the veto power. Write to me
soon. , Your friend till death,
Fugitive Slaves. .
Throe slaves, arrested in McDonough
cnuntv. abont fiftv.eieht miles north-east of
- - -
Ouincy, were brought to this city last week
f:ft m. . , J
VMo' Mr, Hal1 ' nef?r0 IJ
Lucy Bertram, a short time ago,
The captors overtook the fugitives, just
as they were crossing a bridge, and a des
perate fight ensued. The slaves were well
armed, each having a diik knife in the left
hand, and a cudgel in the right. One of
the white men had his gun shattered to frag
ments by a blow aimed at his head by a large.
powerful negro. A second stroke, glancing
up Ins arm, brought him to his knees. Be
fore the black could strike again, the white
man knocked him down. In the meantime,
the two remaining negroes were secured at
the other end of the bridge.
This took place at I o'clock at night.
Hsnnilv for the whites, the moon was shin-
ing orighUy. To a by-stander, such a for
est scene would doubtless have appeared
rather picturesque and exciting.
line or the negroes says he crossed the
Mississippi about three miles below Quincy,
in a boat furnished by a white roan. On
the opposite bank, he was met and piloted
through by the Abolitionists.
Some other slaves were reported by the
captured negroes, as preparing to start, and
their masters have been put on their
guard. Hannibal Union.
Robbery and Arrest. There were two
men arrested here, this morning, on a charge
o robbery. We learned nothing further or
the particulars, than that a man was robbed
and well nigh murdered, near Palmyra, Mo.,
and that these individuals were traced to
this place, and some 700 dollars found in
their possession, supposed to be the fruits of
the robbery. Keokuk Register,
23" The steamship Ohio sailed on Satur
day week, afternoon, with two hundred and
thirty-nine passengers, principally bound
for California, and a large mail. ' !
A young lady, of delicate health, in this1
city, says the Portsmouth Clipper, attempt
ed suicide by eating seven ears of green
corn, a few days ago. No cause assign-
ed '. ' ' ' ' ' : l !
Valux or Lands in Virginia. It is con
fidently predicted that tbo recent assess
ment of lands in this State will exhibit v an
increase in value over the previous assess
ment or buy per cent. '
The Foneral. The mortal remains of
Major General Zachary Taylor, late Presi
dent of the United States, were yesterday
aeposuea in meir last resung piace. jne
hero, the patriot, the warrior, has entomb
ed in the burial grounds of hit fathers and
in the memory nf a greatful people. Lou-
isvme journal, aa inst.- ,
' J3"Mr. Bancioft, His said, is now busily
engaged in continuing his history of the
U. S. The - thrte volumes already (nub
usnea constitute tne nistory of the colonise
tion or tne country. He now proposes
three more for the American Revolution.
He obtained many valuable materials, while
Minister to England. , " , . . , ,.,.','.
Advices from the city of Mexico to' tbo
iBta aeptember, have been-, received ; at
New Orleans, . ; The Picayune thinks, from
returns received, thatthe chances, ara Ja-
vorable for the election of Arista -to tho
Presidency, although tne Tamnico Dtfnn
'considers Almnntn'a eWtlnn ari;n 1
2S"CoU Benton! arrived ' fieTc&tl
days ago. 1K!-fjsa0tJm
authoritatively,-we suppose, that b "Witttti Ijf
account of. himself and bis 'actings and doings ea
Saturdaynext; andttiat he means tomtaU those
for the simvla who aia vnifartiinato nu irr-
agree with him. As the Colonel underwent tit
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creditably to himself. ! We ' w6uld recotmSifei
operation himself, under the .hands of the boJ,'
oh the first Monday in Aoguif.he oognYto iaotP
how to perform it beneficalfv to the1 batiebti'SMt
those gentlemen who have 'been supporting 15
as a Baltimore platforjn peliticjaaAto place theav
selves under hit charge at. once. Saint Loos
Times, 6th lost '' . .'.
" ' f hY' RoiiG ' PAssio'Siao M
Death." The venerable Judge Wition7-
whose lamented .decease occurrti at hi h
residence in this,,ci'ty o the -mornjj. 0f ;'
the 17th inst., was, wt believe, the eldest '
champion of , the newspaper, press .( the
west. He retired from editorial Jflor, ;
however, a number, of years ago;'- b-OtSbig
whole life bavin? been snent inthatvaDseU '
ty, newspaper resding very naturally -eon-
tinned to bo one of his chief delights., Ak
ter suffering the most excruciating paip fron
11 o'clock on Wednesday night, until S o'-
clock on Thursday, moroing.is, physical
energies were: much; exhausted, nd;hia
physicians pronounced bis esse : Kopebss; I
but tlie-calm-oldmeBT m e-tewBorart oos i
sation from pain, coolly remarked: "Hand '
me the morning, ooz).? (. Hit' organs of i
vision refused to servo, him,' and . bo contia- '
ed; ."Open the window Ahutter.V-n.lt was i
done as h desired ( though tne room, wasi
already well lighted. 1 vet still he coald not
read, and quietly laid down the paper, cow-' '
scious that his earthly' career was at an eod,
In a few moments hisower of speech UfV .
him, and in less than three hours lie ceased- .
to breathe. Steubenville Messenger.
The returns lqf the Cemsos are coining,,
in with wonderful regularity and ditpatck.,.
i nave iootcu,over same w iuod: av uie.T
Census Bureau, land find them tt be comi
plete in every respect. iThe schedules are;
so admirably arranged that the marshals op-'
pear to find little difficulty in filing them. f-
or instance, 1 took up the returns from
Augsta, Me., and went through them. They!
present an admirable view, complete inev-(
ery respect, of the industrial pursuits, the
life statistics, and the moral condition of the ;
. , .! - . I,"
town, i aaxoa me - question oi me iniejw-j
gent Superintendent, Mr. Kennedy, whetli- ,
er the returns from the South and West
were coming in with a similar 'accuracy?,;
He said that so far they had entirely met;
his views. The system, be thinks, is so ex
cellent that failures will not often occurA
If the system be carried out, it will present'
the most admirable view of the moral ana i
industrial condition of a nation. Several,
or the foreign Ministers have visited the
bureau, and expressed great surprise and,
admiration, at the facility with wbicb ,tbe
great work is carried on, as well . as at the.
comprehensiveness of the plan, and the ac-.'
curacy of its execution. Wash. Corr. Jour
nal of Com.
From Havana. The steamship Falcon,'
at New York, from Havana, brings dates"
to Uctober 20th. They were expecting.
anotner invading expedition at Havana t
The Steamer Pizaro went out on a crsiit
on the 19th, and a frigate with anolbsv
steamer, were bound out as soon at tthe'
weather would permit.. There wat great
review of the troopt about Havana a-
mounting to six thousand men at 4 o'clock
on the morning of the 20th. ' . l'.
In the Indiana constitutional convention.'
a resolution to instruct the committee en
the legislative department to renort a pror-
ision in the Constitution providing forbisn
nial sessions of the Legislature, was adop
ted by a vote of 124 jeaa to 5 nayt. , i -
It is stated that Mrs. Fanny Wright re
cently liberated some three hundred slaves
her own property, which she ' bad on berv
plantation near Memphis. . ' .
Silent Iujluence.-t is the bubbling
spring which flows gently, Uie little rivu
let which runs along, day and niffht. bv ths
farm house, that is useful, rather than tba
swollen flood, or the 1 warring cataract
Niagara excites our wonder, and we ttand
amazed at the power and greatness of Qot
there,' as he "poured it from bis . hollow
hand." . , But one Niagara is enough for . thsf
continent, or the world,.- whfle the sasjs,
world requires thousands and tent of tkoi
tands of silver fountains and gentle flow
ing rivulets, that wattr .every farm; tx4
meadow, and every garden, and that .shall
flow on every day, and avery night,' - wits)
their gentle, quiet beaoty. So with the sets'
of our lives. '. It it not by great deeds, likat
those of the martyrs, that : good to to L' be
done; it is by the dairy and quiet virtuss
ins wo vuiuinj temper, uie jncos,
bearance, the spirit of forgivness, in tht,
husband, the wife, the father, tht mother.lia
brother, the sister, Uie friend, the nsighli
that good if to b done. x,iUl
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- Wo like the story of a blaelsmitb, wbt
was reauested to bring a suit for elands
He ttid.be could g into his shop and kaB
mer out a better ehawictor'. than 'sB tM
courts in Christendom' eould? give hint. .
System it important not only in tha Tit
id elevated deparUnentscfsciaacavS CP
in the most common; con cen
and operations of ordinary life.