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DSirOTE? TO MTBHATUHK, TH1 ARTS, SCIENCE, ASHICTJ&TXmE, SEWS, POLITICS, &C., &C. ". .,.?;
TEEMS?ONE DOLLAR FEB ANNUM,] ujjOt it be Tnstiyed into the Hearts of your Children that the Liberty of the Preaa is the Palladium of all your Rights."?Junius. [PAYABLE IN ABYAHCfi
VOLUME 2?NO. 22. ABBEVILLE C. H., SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER G, 1854. WHOLE NUMBER U.
POETRY.
Invitation to Mont Blanc.
There is something very grotesque in the annexed
"Invitation to Mont Blanc," by a Yankee
traveller in Switzerland:
How do dn, Mont Blanc ? I vow I'm glad to
meet ye 1
A thunderjn' grist o' miles I've come to greet yej
I'm from. America, where we'vo got a fountain:
A^iagarti, us caucu, where you might lave
Your mighty phiz: then you could shirt and
share
In old Kentucky?in tho Mammoth Cave;
Or take n snooze, i^han you're in want of rest, |
In our higprairiea, in the far, far West; ,
Or, when you're dry, might cool your heated j
lirer, (
By sipping op the Mississippi liver.
As for companions, should you wish for any,
Why, we've the Catakill and the Alleghany, ]
Yoa may accept them with impunit}-? ]
They both stand high in our community.
Give us a call! you'd almost step from hence ; ^
Opr folks all long to see your Eminence. |
Oouio over, Blnnc 1?don't make the least ado;
ming Jindnme Jura w ith 3-011, mid (be little (
glaciers too! 1
t
X?et me Die in Autumu. 1
I would.not dio in the glorious spring, J
When the flowers bloom and the sweet birds s
sing, 1
When Nature is wearing her robe so gay ; t
Oh no 1 not then would I pass away;? 1
I would not have the flowers to shed 1
TheiE'frngranco sweet o'er my dreamless be J. t
But when the flowers have faded and gone, *
"When the leaves are fulling, one by one,
When the wind without doth sadly sigli.
Then, then is the time I would wish to die ;
When all around is chill and drenr,
Lot me pans from cnrtli with the dying yenr. ?
. T intoLumus, v
*r a
fi
Fight With a Quaker. jt
We find the following amusing story in ,,
tlti; Token of a roccnt date. It is well worth
perusal: g(
. Once there lived iu a certain neighbor- j
lioo'd'a roysTi'ring, rowdy bully, by the name
of Jimmy Hlandi-r. Jiin was "sum" in n
fight; a kind of pugilistic Napoleon.
Mnuy and blood}' were the affairs he had ^
in tits lifetime, and he invariably came off
11 ret best. Jirtl not only considered luinselt v
invulnerable, but nil thetighiing character* j
in the surrouudiiig country conceded it was ,
no use'fighting Jim, as lie was considered >
to l>e a patent thrashing machine, and could
not bo improved on. In Jim's neighborhood
had settled quite- a number of Qunkers. ?
From some cause or other, Jim hated the
"shad: bellies,1' as he called"them, with his s
entire heart?he often declared that to whip- ?
one of these inoffensive people would be the
cfownjng glory, of liia lite. For years Jim .
waited .for. a pretext. One of Jim's chums c
overheard a young; Quaker speak di?pnrng- *
inglyof hira. The report soon came to Jim's J
earg, not a little magnified. Jim macle des- J
perato threats as to what he was going to '
do with Nathan, the meek follower of Penn, 1
Oh sight, beside* the various bruises and
contusions he meaut to.infliet ou Nathan's 1
body { in hi? chaste language, he ment to
gouge out bothi his eyes, aud chaw off both 1
Jim's ttreats,' and very *
uui vi mo >v?j, wjyiiij- Ml?11
time would mollify his anger. Itseemp, '
however, j^a^ihh much desired result did I
j^tUk&place., Qno dayNathan was out '
nding,.;te<l.passing throtjgh a lane, when 1
about midway be espied Jim entering tlic '
other end. Nathan might have ttirned and !
fled, hnt freshhas. repelled at retreating. ^
'/f" iwlll .^ireuo my way peaceably," said
the Q'iafc^^trand I hopo the better sense of
the nwhw* wrath trill not permit him to
^'/jolfettce fi> ray person."
88 to the, lamb-like
^u^mqt^of hw adversary were doomed to
HI make mince meat of the dtad belly! I
wiW p^kk and salt hirn too!"
tfiab%Mfeife, 8bdtiiittiictorig 1?ia style? " my
IJIWIII11^ ^ II it I i. ^ ^ | '*'
V'7Vi-- . : :.\XjtL-f^.. .. 1- .W?^L'5N<?iji--,iij*tev4
ing your own business, and the risk yon run
in slandering your neighbors."
" I will not dismount," said Nnthan," loosen
thy hold from the bridle." i
"You won't, won't you ?" said Jim ; "then
hero goes"?and ho made a lunge to collar i
the Quaker. ]
Nathan was on his feet in an instant, on 1
the opposite side of the horse. t
The Quaker, although of much smaller i
proportions than his persecutor, was all t
sinew and muscle, and his well-knit form
denoted bolli activity and strength. Ilia 1
wrath was evidently enkindled.
"Friend James," lie implored, "thy perti- I
nacious persistence in persecuting me, is s
exceedingly annoying?tliou must desist, or
perad venture I may so far forget myself as to f
Jo theesamc bodily harm."
" By suakes !" said Jim, coming towards '
Nathan, I believe tliere is light enough in
liroadbrim to make the affair interesting. r
t wish the boys were here to sec the fun,
Sow," continued Jim, "friend Nathan I am 1
joing to knock off the end of your nose? 11
ook out." 81
Suiting the action to the word. Jim. nf
cr various pugilistic gyrations with his fist, ^
nadc a scientific blow at the nasal formaion
of the Quaker, but Tom Llyer could
lot more scientifically have warded it oft*. 11
fim was evidently disconcerted at the ill
ucccss of his first attempt?he saw lie had ^
indurtakcu quite as much as he was like^ ^
o accomplish. James, however, straightened "
limself out, and approached Nathan more ^
cautiously. The coutest begau again. Na- 'I
iian stood his ground firmly, and skilfully
warded off the shower of blows Jim aimed
it him. ' r(
"Friend James,"said Nathan in tlie heat
if the contest, "this is mere child's play. I(
t orrieves me that thou hast fow.o<l me into
esistance, but I must defend myself from a(
lodily barm. I see that there is but one H(
ray of bringiug tliia scandalous and wicked
ffair to a close, and that is by my conquering *
liee; in order to do this, I will indict a very c
cavy blow between thy eyes, which will
rostrate thee." n<
Following out this suggestion, Nathan tj
truck James a tremendous blow on the forecad,
which brought him to the ground. .,]
"Now," said Nathan, " I will teach thee
lnacnn on/1 T lw\n/\ If I./. ? !* -~1
ivwavuj ?UU A HVj/U lb VWI1 UVJ il ? HUl^UIili:
no, too. I will scat myself a-straddle of thy j_c
least?1 will placc my knees upon tliy 0|
rms7 thus, so that thou canst not injure me ^
hen thou relurnest to consciousness. I hope
may be the humble instrument in taming tj
by lierce and warlike nature, and making a \;
letter and more peaceful man of thee." j,,
As the Quaker concluded, Jim began to Q|
how some returning signs of rife. The first tr
inpulse of Jim, when he fairly saw his po- t
ition, was to turn Nathan otf. lie sti ng- ?
;led desperately, but he was in a vicc?his rt
librts were unavailing. ' a
44 FriemjLiliec must keep still until Tam li
lone with thee." said Nathan. 441 believe I n
mi the humWo instuuient in the hnnds of o
Providence, to chastise thee, and I trust h
hat when I have done with thee, thou wilt
>e a changed man. Friend James, dost
hou not repent attacking me ?"
" No," said Jim with an oath, "let mc up ^
md I'll show you." q
"I will not let thee up, thou impious n
wretch. Darest thou profane the name of 0
;hy Maker? I will check thy respiration
'or a moment," replied Nathan. ?
Nathan, as good as his word, clutched t<
Jim by the throat. He compressed his
Trip?a gurgling sound could bo heard? tl
Jim's face l>ecamc distorted?a tremor ran c
mrougn nis iraine. lie was evidently un- v
jergoing a process of strangulation. The v
Quaker relaxed bis hold, but uot until the g
choking process had sufficiently, as he
thought, tamed the perverso spirit of Jim. s
It took some moments for him to inhale sufficient
air to address the Quaker. "
"I knock under," Baid Jim, "enough 1 let t
me up." y
"Nay,thouiiast not got half enough," re- s
plied Nathan.. " Thou art now undergoing
a course of moral purification and thou c
rtiuat be contented to remain where thou li- f
est until I am done With thee. Thou just
profaned J,ho n?me-of lfiy Maker; confess,
dost thtm repent of thy wickedness i n I
"No, may 1 be Jiangcd if I do," growled J
Jim. r .
M Tboti wicked and moat perverse man," replied
(lie Quaker, in an imploring tone, "sny <
tbkt thou dost sincerely repent of tby W5ek
edncss" ? 1
"I'll riot,1' said Jim.. 1
not I "replied'Nsthan, '*mu?t 1
f rae Wore ctrtttprfbiory means f, I will com- }
press thy windpipft.sgain, unless tliougiveat
mesu answer in the ftlBrmative-r-JaV-anick- '
NH't^wrj t - ~ ?. I?1
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these things, and slandered my persuasion
Dost thou repent those assertions?"
" Yes," responded Jim, "I do?now le
me go."
"I am not done with tliecyet," said Na
lhan,"thou hast been a disturber of tin.
peace in this neighborhood time out of mind
hou art n brawler. Wilt tliou promise mc
,hat in future yon will lead a more peace'ul
life; that thou wilt love thy neighbsr af
hyself ?"
" Yes," answered Jim, hesitatingly, " all
jut the Quakers."
1 '
- ..v%. uiuoi Jiiaxvu IIU CXCI'JHIOTIS," rCpllCU
Nathan?" I insist upon an affirmative anwer."
" I will never say yes to that?I will die
irst."
A struggle between the two, but Jim had
lis match.
"Thou must yield, James, I insist on i(,"
eplied Nathan, and ho grasped Jim by the
hroat. " I will choke thee into submission;
hou must answer affirmatively; say after
ne, I promise to love my neighbor us myelf,
including the Quakers."
" I wont promise that, I'll be curscd if 1
o."
"Thee had belter give in?I will choke
ice again, if thee docs not?see my grip
ghteus."
A .wl -V?.1 l! i
?iu ^.11 nan uhi compress ins grip, ami
ic choking process went, on again. Jim's
ice first became distorted, then purple?
is tongue lolled out, and his eyes protruded
om their sockets?his body writhed like a
ving man's.?Nathan persisted in holding
is grip until Jim became entirely passive ;
e then relaxed his hold. Jim was slow in
jcovering his speec h and senses?when he
id, he begged Nathan for mercy's sake to
jlease him. >
" When thee will make the promise T ex:-t
from thee, I will release thee, but 110
>oner" replied Nathan.
Jim saw he was powerless, and that the
iuaker was resolute. He felt it was no use
i persist in his stubbornness.
u T will give ill?I will promise to lovo my
iighbor as myself," he repl ed.
" Including the Quakers," insinuated Na
mn.
" Yes, including the Quakers, too," relied
Jim.
" Thou may est arise then, friend James;
id I trust that the lesson thou hast learned
?-day, will make a more peaceable citizen
' thee, and I hope a better man," answered
athan.
Poor Jim was entirely humbled; he left
le field with his spirits completely cowed,
ot long after this occurrence, the story was
ruitcd about. He soon after left the scene
f his many triumphs and his late disasous
defeat, and emigrated to the far West,
he last heard of him he was preparing to
lake another move. "1 leing pressed for his
:asons why ho again emigrated, he saiid a
jlony of Quakers were about moving into
is neighborhood. lie said he was under obliations
to love them?but lie was of the
pinion that distance would lend strength to
is attachment.
A Duel in the Bush.
In the story of Emily Oxford, or Life in
Aistialia, we find the following incident of
reorgo Flower, a famous mounted policelan,
who was sent out to hunt up a nolorius
bush-ranger,named Millighan.
"He met Millighan as a fellow-ranger,
lid who supposed Flower to be dead. Af}rsome
conversation Flower said :
"Now. sunnose a mounted policeman, or
liief-taker?a fellow of real pluck?was to
ome upon you when you was alone, and
as to challenge you to surrender, what
r'ould you do ? . Would you draw your trig;er
at once, and not give him a chance
"No," cried Milliglian, 'Td tell him to
tand off aud linve a fight for it."
"Now, let us suppose," continued Flower,
that such a man as tlmt George Flower,
be fellow that waB drowned the other day,
van 10 ue in uie tamo position wun yon as 1
tin now." '
"I'd tell him," saiil MitHgban, "that one
>f us must die, and challenge him to fight
air."
"llow fight fair?"
"Why, I'd ask him to measure off fifty
rards, to tvalk backwards five and twenty
[)aces, and let hie do the same"
"And do you think he would do it?"
"Yc*. I dot for he was a man. I have
jftett wished to sec that fellow in the field
'or what I most want in this life is excite
incut, nod to be .killed by the band of a niar
like Flower, or to escape bv him - in a fail
Sold?either-'way wotild D6 something if
iaitme.". ; . f
"Mflfiguaja,, aftid Floweralowly,uJ believe
eyerj, word you have uttered.-' Now liatei
to what F am ff6ing to tell yoa.1 T an
George VMritT - j -
whoao eyes werenow riveted. 911 tbpegpfiiii
adveiBMjv Mi] lighan'fl * carbine 4W>ppe<
from hie band, but be did not change eolo
. x ~ ----::,;s
.. -
. let us shake hands first." Millighan took
Flower's hand, and sighed heavily as he
t shook it. "Do you not surrender?" suggested
Flower, half fearful that Millighan
- would do so, and break the very charm that
i bound him to the man.
: "Surrender!" cried Millighan, with a
> smilo and a sneer, "no, I'll never do that.?
. And knowing you to be a brave foe, I have
5 still a chance, for I can shoot as straight as
you do. 1 jut tell me in earnest, are vou
{1 ,? i?i 1 v..
uwigu x iun?l I 11'?, JOU IIIUSl DO. l^Ut
hear this, (his blood begun to warm,) if you
are not, we must fight this day, for after
tliis we cannot live together." And Milliglian
took up his carbine, and satisfied himi
self that there was powder in the pan, and
with his left thumb lie pushed the corner of
the Hint round so as to insure ignition when
he drew the trigger.
Flower placed his carbine against a huge
stone, then put his hands in his pockets nnd
looked at Millighan. "I am George Flower,"
said he, "and who but George Flower
would deal with you as I do ? Don't let us
talk much, or I may forget my mission and
become a bush-ranger myself." And Flower
took up his carbine, and examined his
pan and touched the flint as Millighan had
done.
"Flower, for Flower you must be," said
Millighan, "grant me, if you shoot me, one
desire that has liauuted im?: T donnf iWn<l
denth, but I feel a horror of burial. If I
fall, suffer mc to lie on the very spot. Let
tlic eagle come and feast on my eareass,
pluck these eves from their sockets, and the
skin from this brow ; let ine die here in the
lonely region, and let my bones bleach in the
sun, nnd the rain fall and the moon and the
stars shine upon them."
"My God I" exclaimed Flower, seizing
Milliglmn by the arm, "the same dread of
being buried has ever hanfited me. It' I fall
by your hand, let mc rest here, with my head
pillowed upon this gun. L?:t no man living
be shown the spot where I fell."
'Take your ground," said Millighan, "1
am rnndy."
' There is my band," said Flower, "and I
should we meet in another world, wo shall
not. be ashamed of one another, mv boy"
Tears were standing in the eyes of both
Flower and Millighan when they parted.? J
Each stepped backwards, pace for pacc? J
Millighan followed by his terrier, Nettles. I
When thev were about fiftv vnrils nr>...-t i
they halted and looked at each other fur several
minutes. Both simultaneously leveled
their carbines, but each was indisposed to i
be the first to fire. At Inst Millighnn dis- j
charged liis piece. lie had aimed at Flow-!
fcv's lierat. His bullet whizzed past Flower's
head, and carried away part of tlie left whisker.
Flower fired, and Milliglian fell Hat on
his face. Thc<ball entored liis left breast.
Flower ran to the spot to catch any last
word Millighun might desire to breathe.?
Rilf \TilHrrl?n?\ u na
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Interesting to Brickmakers.
A new and important method in the
manufacture of brick lias just been patented '
at Washington, which is destined to effect '
an important reduction in tho cost of erect-1
ing buildings in which this material is need,
and now-a-days there is 110 building where I
brick docs not form a component part. By i
this new method, introduced by Baron de j
Palm, to whom the patent has been grant-1
ed, houses can be built of Hound solid brick j
wuu?, at a price, wo arc lniormccl, not exceeding
that of nn ordinary frail wooden
tenement. The fact, when considered in
relation to the extraordinary high rents now
paid, and occasioned in a great measure by
the price of buildirig materials, is a consideration
of no ordinary magnitude. When
the kilns orturnaces art put in operation for
tho raaimfacturo of bricks under this new
process, it will doubtless attract the attention
of practical inen,^pnd eft'd^Pl* great'
change in the cost of buildinirs of ovurv do-1
I scription. The peculiarity in tbo making of
bricks under this patent consists in tho construction
of the kiln, arrangefraqi ,i?
novel, consisting of partitions and euWi!
visions in the kiln, where tho baking
ried on, and by a series of regT&eijftijjMftjfrfc
is convened from ono compartm^t* to afc>
other without any waste. -* .V
Thero is little or no lo?3 of unbaked or
over-burnt or vitrified bricks, and a surprising
saving of fuel. The cost t>f fuel and
the waste of material And labor under tue,
> old system more than doubles, and proba>
bly more than quadruples the cost of bricks
wfien pronounced ready for market it) the
' old kiln.' The fuel question now engrosses
r largely public attention, and vast quantities
^ of pin?, hickory, aud other woods now conitv
u.auu:m f i j^:ii
Buuicu in uiv utirviiMg ffi uriuKB) winf uum?r
) t!i*is patented mode, be economised to "the
> extent of tw?*third8 of the preeont coa?
sumption. It therefore is a subject of interest
<md imports fee both as to public and
, private econoriiijy. Betidon the making of
1 ^^rdeu?'1^8 rU lri dr^ ffcp^r^??
Three Hundred Miles an Hour.
A paper was lately read by Judge Meigs,
before the Americau Institute Farmer's Club, I
at New York, unon tlio subieefc of rnnwl I
i ?^r~ i
railroad travelling, from which we make the
following extract:
" 1 have, with others, admired the progress
made in velocity on railroads up to even
one hundred miles an hour on straight rails,
which has been done in England. But 1
entertain views of railroad .velocity far beyond
any yet ventured to bo expressed.
The Emperor of Russia has taken the first
great step towards what I deem the ultimatum
of railroad travel.
" Instead of cutting a narrow alley through
the countrv, or going around everything in
it,? -V - i* ? '
w.v. n.ljr Ul .1 Oil aijriiu UI1U lie IHIS CUl a
broad way five hundred miles from St. Petersburg
to Moscow?he lias made it all the
way two hundred feet wide, so that the engineer
sees everything that comes on the
road.
"Such is part of the future ; the railroad
from point to point a mathematical line; tlie
rails ten times stronger than nny now used ;
the locomotives on wheels of far greater diameter,
say twelve or fifteen feet; the gague
of a relative breadth, the signals aud times
perfectly settled ; the road, walled on both
sides, during tlie transit of trains having the
gates of (lie walls all closed. Then, instead
of one hundrcil miles an hour, we shall more
safely travel three hundred miles an hour! ,
I will not pretend to*Say more?one hundred
miles seems fast enough ; so did twen- ]
ty a few years ago; and now, on very
straight rails, or some straight runs, we do
travel sixty miles an hour in this State, and
in England, one hundred miles have been
1' .1. 1 1
UWCVIIipilSUCU.
" Mathematical precision and time will
solve tliis'problem?a passage from New
York to San Francisco in ten hours'"
.lud<jo Meigs declares that in the I.Ogisla- :
i ture of New York, in 1818, he first publicI
lv asserted the reality of steam drivers of
I cars on a lontf iron railroad, with an averI
age velocity of fifteen miles an hour ; and
I that, in 1850, the average velocity on the
railroad between New York and Philadelphia,
ow ing to curves, ifcc., had not exceeded
sixteen miles an hour; so that this prediclion
wjus strikingly accurate. Mr. Solon
liobiuson, after Judge Meigs' paper was read,
remarked that upon such a rail as that described
by Judge Meigs, he had no doubt
tlit? sped might be attained, but lie wanted
to k'now liow yuli arc to stop. To this Judge
Meigs replied : " We must begin a hundred
miles this side the stations to shut off
steam!"
Private Character.
u I never inquired into a gentleman's private
character ."?Lady of the A at or.
That's right! Never do it. Never inquire
into a gentleman's character.?Keep his
company, walk "frith him, dance with him,
go to theatres, balls, and eonccrls with him ,
?talk, laugh, and flirt with him, fall in love 1
with him?but don't inquire into his private ,
character, because it might be rather? ,
ahem ! .
"What is it to you whether he is us pure
jus a saint, or as impure sis an imp, so long
as lie is a pleasant companion, an agreeable
talker, or ;i handsome, ijofcinaUfig.fellow??
What matters it if he Snakc? love to' all the
pretty single ladies, and many of the fashionable
and lovely married ladips in town ? It
isn't of the le:ist consequence to^you?of
course not.
What if he should be a gambler, a wine
bibber, a roguel?or -anythintit^eloe tliat is""
ns hriil Ar imrsft fltnn tliiwoJ Miol mnilAM
it? You don't t'royBfo jouhylf
you never inquir^i^kVis privg^e (jharactor.
lie BvveatH yrojjK^;';f}crfeQtio5v?he lias
! Bworn the siime tUin^O, h.hundretMtidies ;
| he protests on his km^tltet lie loves you 46
distraction ; ho hnsCT^ttf^pSltlinteamething^
speech litis bceu' fepeakcT^^^Md
'Come out jisitjrally; and- you :
liim your ;
leaves you at lenJrUrto" per8onatw^6^j|j|dB
character on uiM)?tQp.^ge,.whiloyiU^)^&;
stant lover. W'fclK no<ioubt you
Butter for Tour neace V>f-mincl'iliat voii J54
not inquiry into his true eeftfacter.
s. ' ^ vViynte Flag! " ;
Prater*? Burying Ground.
The^avannaV.Newiraays?-It ianot qo
generally known as it Reserve* to 1*), timf, '
Uio very breaking out lwto^.wjrwloy
l^l>
active portions of his life, arid ta otily another
added to a thousand evidences of a kind,
and noble heart. #
The suggestion is respectfully sufmritted
to Printers, and the friends of Printers (and
who arc not ?) and to the benevolent in general,
to erect within the lot, a vault to bo
??ll.wl 4l? ? *T- 1? f v J
umuu uiu vyii;i[jni;ui vsiuii,' ana dedicaj
ted to receive tho remains of deceased members
of the fraternity.
The remains of Mr. Chapman are deposited
in the centre of the lot.
Confidence in One's Self.?"Wl/efl a
crisis befalls yon and the emergency require
moral courage and poble manhood to meet
it, be equal to tho requirements of tho moment
and rise superior to tho obstacles in
your path. Tho universal testimony of men,
whoso experience exactly Coincides with
yours, furnishes-jLho consoling reflection that
difficulties may be " ended Dy opposition.
There is no blessing equal to tho possession
of a stout heart. The magnitude Of tho
danger needs nothing moro than a grektef
effurt than-ever at your hand.* If yotrprove
recrcant in tho hour of trial, you are the
wnrsf: nF l-n^rnotWo o*"' -* ?'
? .vvvuiu uuu UWIDMO 111/ UUUipiSsion.
T3o not dismayed, nor unmanned,
when you should be bold and daring,, un- . >,v '
flinching and resolute. Tho cloud, whoso >
threatening murmurs you bear with fear and '
dread, is pregnant with blessings; and tho
frown whose sternness now makes you shudder
aud tremblo, will ere long be suoce^ded
by a sniile of betwitching sweetness " and
benignity. Then be strong and maply, oppose
equal forces, to open difficulties; keep
a stiff* upper lip and trust in Provrdenofe.
Greatness can only be achieved by.-'those
who are tried. The condition of that
achievement is confidence iu one's self.
More Good News.?In the history" of
our Synod, there perhapR has never been
so general an outpouring of the Spirit* of
God upon our churches, as there has been
in the last six weeks. This is the season
when Fall Communions are- being held, and
we have scarcely heard from a single congregation
where these meetings havo not
been blessed beyond the usual measure.
In Due West we have great cause to bless
God and take courage. For some years
previous to the present, a cold and lifeless
state of things has existed here. Perhaps
not more so, either, than in many other
places; still it has been a very fair' illustration
of Ezckiel's valley of dry bone6. . But
iluring a meeting that closed on last Monday,
there was a stirring among the dead?
a moving among the bones. Twenty-four
persons were admitted to Church privileges.
Some months ago several members were
received; making,.in aiK over thirty admis
sions tliis year. Truly God is good to Israel.
He does remember Zion and he wilt always
have a seed to save liim.?Due Weal Telescope.
Bueadstvffs Declinikg.?It-is fortunate
for poor people tli at something is likely
to be cheap, and tlie main articles of eonsumption
as food. Nearly all grades of flour,
?nys thtf New York Advertiser, are declining,
notwithstanding the severe droughtand
the prediction that prices would reach $15
a $20 per barrel dating the fait and wifater.Receipts
from the South and Wert are rapifll$?
increasing; producers, having become
pretty well satisfied that ppesuqt liTgh prices
cannot^ be sustained for any great Teugth. of.
time, are pushing forward their , stocks with
considerable vigor. There is po^. demand
for export* and each euocecding steamer
from "Europe confirms 4hi*jm^ressiQnJ which
has now become pret.ty general,.that not a
single barrel of fiour Vill be wanted from
this couatfii-jv either in England- or 'on^ the
continent. Tfte. be#' grades !k*yef3ccl?ed
in Nqw Yorkfl SO jKjr barrefiiufela a^W^?
and holdors can only make sales by confinually
submitting to lowor prices.
u TREA'WIKNT ?CTV ScAntET OHjo
Veteran T>r. Wm. Fields, has communicated g
tt> the Delaware a metbftd of

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