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[For the Mes('1ger.
It was Iy pleasure a fewv weeks
ago, to visit, in company with a
very cliarming - young lady,'Mat
1aponi, a very'old colonial church
in King and Queen County, Va.
This church is the only one re
maining of several.built At intae
v'als of ten miiles, by our fore-fLath
ers, soon after the colonizatiol of
This pirt of the new.country
w-as settled by English aristocracy,
most of whom iwerc Ejpiscopailians.
These had mes,1 and.would not
vor'hip in rude huts, as 'did the
New Englanl Puritans; hence tihese
above uentioned churches were
At preselt, Matt.an)(li is lbout
t lie oNy <e savd from t lie de
vastations of time ; her sisters hav
ing long since fallen ilto decay.
She came near shasring like fate in
the deeline of Episcopacy in Va.
The Episcopalians becominr too
weak to maintain -a church, had
:1)andolned it to fate; it wats tlien
re(eelned. about one-lh undred years
ago, by the Baptist, who have
helT- it ever since. . About 1 N83
t lips 14)icopalians tried to rei.over
the property, but failed, the Bapt -
ists taking out a varriAto or the
Mattaponi is. beu'kifiuUy situa
ted on 'a small rise, suirrounded by
a dene( trove of on'ks andi edars,
and is near the centre of King and
Quticen, oIe of the neuIst bea itfuilI
col lit ies of tide watti, Va. It i
built of brick which wAore brolg'ht
from Enltd1anld about the middle of
t he 17th century, over two-hun
idrt(d years ago.'' Likeo
(oa hurches, it is of. gothic s' yle
i n archijtectu re,is in the sha~pe of a
ross, beinrg ab out (5x25, and 50x
0,the exteriorwa preJ 1I'sentingo a
Sceked alppe.Vrance, .be(inrg b u ilt
of red anld glazedi bick after that
pat ter -''l 1 surmounljted b y a sin gled
roof, without a steeple. -h
ihuch has thre.o entrances, one in
ecQh end of' the cross, and one in
thle long end of the long pice.
Tihis lat ter' was originaliy intended
for the fr ont door.'. but the mrod
has been zhbanged1 and) anothe' is
nowV used. Thecceilinxg of the in
terior' areC ar'ched andv last(eed
overhea:d; the walls ar'e all plas.
tered1, this is of course all new.
The (church was at one time fur
n)ishtd with anrtiqie' high back
pes these have been reimoved by'%
lihe Bsp)tists and)( commn pe~ws
substituted1. TIhey nre in numrber
M4, there is a 'partition about, .15
feet from the front door which.con
tains 14 benches, miaking iunall
9R8 this wa&s once used to generatc
the masters from their slaves.
The old ohancel fIls the extre m
Cnd of the cross beyoud the. ', all
of this has been lately cutoff by a
partition of folding (loops across
the front of the chancel. On each.
side of the chalneel is a small room
one of which is .used as an infant
eh('lfl-Swool, the other as a d ress
.ly comn panion and self.. beiI
deeply impressed with the solemn
gloom and stillness around this
Imlomitient of -days long gone by,
broken aloi by oi' r hushed voices
anil tiiid footisteps, .vere in the
proper condition to be fii iihtened I
by anythinug ihat we might encoun
ter, which. was at all out of ordi
nary, timidilv opewld t he d in
room d()Oor, but started back afrighiv
ed on seeing a pair of legs and
feet protrlding. froil behilld the
(o leadi. ..inao the claneel,
Which alone with i s 11 uin.- puir
ple and g)l. dimly disceriable in1
the gloom, wa- .iu liciet. of it-vslfi:
to fit le g ! he r
ror idf horror-;. what was it:. on lV
a pair of baptizilig pants.
The chareel differs but lit
from 1 le orkliliala , havin t he
Lord's Praver, ( ree , ( onulnian
grutwillh Jpr )li and( I-e.1 tri.
ming 1(, and ':c fr(e , wvi~h n1 Bibb
ill the ceiltre al Bible pict a i( es
aroill it. This ebanee(l i n o.-.1 a
AN ExcunsmsIO TRAIWm
T'.-The en.tir. tin of lie ears
con11ta Inin the Alh"1alla contin
genit of* th gran11d &unune eIxeur11
tioi fro CharleI(S- on to the moun
utI es a fterm 8 o'clo ck Fri day even ing,~
wvas thrownm fromi the track alt a1
poinlt 'abouit fou ib-s110 sh)ore 1e
on~j by the g)j~,iin awayV of a pair1
of trucks underone gf the (ears.
ThIere wvere bet weeni two and (1Ihiwe
hu ndred e xeiirimsts3 on t he0 ti-ainU.
not oine of 9tom was inIjbe Pd, I.]
t hoiugh all theI car's were' mloreor
less (dam lagedl andI the t rack torn :
lup for some distance. The eniginme
attached to the t rain was immedmi
ate~ ly ispatched 'to Anfderson6f
wvhere four box cars were~ obtalinedl
with whc th asegr were
transferredt to their desltnationl.
'.'he conistrucetioni t'rain tat ionied at
Belton wa.s ordered to the scene of
the accident, thle dlama'ge to the
track r'epai red and the'obstructing
coachies removed so as to 'allow the
(hown) train on the Blue Ridge to
reach Belton in time for the up)
tr'ain on) tihe minI line yesterday
afternoon, ailthiough the morning
p~asseng(-r from *this,. point was ob
liged to run up to the Ureak in or
der to receive thme passengers from
the Waihalla train. The accident
could hardly have occurred at a
more inopportune timeo, nor could
it have oeurred~ at thetime it did
ovith the inflition of less dhnaac
han has been reported sO far.
'ho remuaiuing detachmenpts of the
XOUr'Siol reached their respective
lestinations in safety, the exeur
sionists reporting pieasant trips.,
'hie experience of the Wntlialla
party must h ave been diffirent.
11owever, as they did not, -reach
tle'ir destination untitil early yes
Lerday morning, after making the
brip of 25 or 30 miles in box car1s
The1(i regular up1) passenger on the
. & . road was delayed an hour
aud a half yesterdi(ay evening by
soie nceideit occurring to the en
rilne( which necessia'ted 1epairirig.
-Dajily News. 17th'.
A Vif. Svrouy.--Oi the 8th inst.
he Sentinel, of Indianlapolis, 11nd.,
-oiitained a edJitorial cliarging that
P a ine hiad betr'ayedis present
xife inl Kentucky anrud then lied to
MaIine ; that the young lady and
ler father followed him nd thait
1 mrr ii Qied her at, the mxzzlie of-'a
diot gui-L This haiiving reaciledl
Baine, e sent the Followigg ile
patch to Col. I ralovay:
BAn HAnn01tol, MIs.,Auo .
V. W. R. .11al loway.--I have
his mme)n(111t rec-ei ved the at rocious
ibl ()I the I11.ninapolis Sen"ltinl.
It is ulterly and abomia)Ity false
1 evry stcatemelvnt aid in every!
oiie4a' ion. i.'olitical slianl ers I
I() nt st to notice buit this edi
tor' assails the homor oi mlly wile
I-1 my clibir en.
I desir you, without an hour's,
.1 ly to ) epo ' a proper att'foney
anld have the rek.spons~ible editor of
Lbhle Sentinel 41ed Co. 11)ibl il -tle
V. S. District C ourt of Inudiana. It
S my I onlV. ).1y reimdy. I aml surie
hiat hilonoraible deimicrats, alike
ith l1(orahle recplli alls, willi
u stify mle in- defen11,ingf the hlonor!
)f imlv fcamily it iee(l he wvith iny
ifre, J A Ms G. LAkUN -
Col. I IHollow'ayv placed the inatLer
it tihe hanId (f -Seniator 'IIalrri son's
aw firI, and the papers are now
Scourse of pepa ration1 in1 accord
ma(a wvi th Blaine's direction1.
-Hlot r'ols-tosslug ariouind in
t bed of a sultry snmmer nia.:j
a)f F inal Se ttlemeCnt & Dischar ige.
IN wlJpl o.. II. NEWTON,
)ischirge', of tihe Estat(e of St~erinbg H.
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