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JJUJLiiLU JAMES 3FLE3"-mXD. IrLdoiDencLeiat in rtll tnlngs. SI SO I3NT ADVA 1ST OIU. VOLUME X. NO. XXXVI. ASHTABULA, 0., SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1859. WHOLE NUMBER 500. TAB LA WEEKLY JT-jV lio TEHM8 OF BITBHCHIPTIOW. . Two Dollar. per annum, if paid strictly In advance f 1 60. AnVKKTISINCt. On square one imk I IM) Two ennsres three mns. f 3 50 On siiar three weeks 1 00 two squares nil tnm, 6 00 one square tlirca nios. 3 0 two Kiusres on year . 8 00 ne suuar six mos. 4 00 ftmr square on year 12 00 nne aiiiare one year. 6 00 lialf column on year 20 00 Builooss Card, of not over tlx lines per yer 1 00 Twelve lines or less of this site letter make a square. Obituary Notice of more Uian 8ve lines, unless of general I ntereat, will be Inserted at the urne rate aa advertising matter job printing.- t every description attended to on call, In the mn.t tasteful manner. 8U Peter's Church, Ashtabula. TIMES OF DIVINE SERVICE, kc, DURING NEXT WEEK emnJaf, being llni SuxnAT arrirR Tbixitt. Morning Service at lu'i a. a. Kteulng Service at 1 r a. JAMES riONN Alt, B. I)., Ilector. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. PAHMKH8' BANK OF ASHTABULA. OFFICE HOURS Prom 0 A. M. to 12 M. and From 1 to 8 P. M. Physician. SALISBURY & IlUMrilltEY, Eclectic 'byUalana and StirpporiB, Haiti street, AchUlmla, Ohio. (JKOHUK W. ill'M I'll KK Y. 471 J. A. AI.milt'rtT. r A It 111 N GTON & HALL, Physicians aud 8urgeona Ontce at Die old stand of Dr Fairlngton. I. H. PARRI.VIITO;, M. D.1 . 8. HALL. M. D. Ashtnhula, Jan. 1, 1848. Attorney. D. O. SCROGUS Attorney and Counselor at law, Ashtabula, Ohio. Office iu Telegraph Building, n few flnore South of Fi-k House. 43 KELLOGG & WADE, Attorneys at Low, Jefferson, ARhtibula County, Ohio. ahseh RKI.LOHII. 4ul niciuRWAns. SHERMAN & FARM Kit, Attorneys "and Counsellors at Law, Ashtabuls. Ohio. 418 CHARLES HOOTH, Attorney and Coun- nt'Uor At Law. AHhtnhnU, Ohio. 419 W. B. OIIAIWIAM, Attorney at Law J dp tire of the !e,nc, Cnmrniiwloner of DeId fur Mlch.ffnn and Iowa. "Ultce three doors cm. of the T re mo nt Iloiue. Crmnea.it, O. H A F F EE, & WOODBURY, Attorneys, Jefferson, Ashtabula county, Ohio. 419 N. I.. CnArFHK E. B. WoonuttRT. Hotel.. JEFFERSON1 HOUSE S. Mc'Ixtybe, Tro- prletor, Jefferson, Ohio 4K8 FISK HOUSE Ashtabula, O. K. G. Gmsa- 0!, Proprietor. An Omnibiui running to mid from every tniin of eirs. Also, n (rood livry-i'tH..le kept tn connection with thin house, to convey pat" seniors to any point. 4S8 AM ERIC AN IIOUSE-7oliQ Thompson JefTerson, Ohio. ASHTABULA HOUSE, Robert C. Warm- Ington, Ashtabula, O. Merckanti. - 0. GILLETT, Denier in Fnncy and Staple Dry Goods, ladles Cloaks, Skirts, Coraela, ftc, &c, at Chap man's Variety Store, a few doors South of the Bank, Ash tabula, Ohlo (W3 PRENTICE, SMITH & COMPANY, Geu- era! Oealer In Proriaiona, Produce, and so forth, slain street, Ashtabula, Ohio. 471 sTbENHAM, Jr., Dealer in Dry Goods, Groce- riaa, Crockery and Glass War, and all those articles usually found in a complete and well supplied country Stores. New Building, 2d door south of the Fik House, Ashtabula, 0. 470 EDWARD H. ROBERTS, Dealer in Fancy and Staple Dry Good, Ladies Cloaks, Furs, Skirta, Corsets, Choice Groceries, Shelf Hardware, orockery, &c., &c, Fkk's Uloek, Ashtabula, O 419 TYLER & COLLINS, Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Crockery, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Caps, kc kc, next door South of AHhtabula House, Afthtabula, 0. 10 J. T. ROBERTSON, Dealer in Dry Goods, firoceries, Hardware, Crockory, Provisions, Boots and Hhoes, and every other clnss of Goods usually looked for in a First Class Country .Store. Courtesy and fair dealing are the inducements offered, for a share of publir favor. Main street, Ashtabula Ohio. ROOT & MORRISON, Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Phoea, Hats and Caps, Hardware, Crockery, Books, Paints, Oils, Ac, Post OOice Building, Ashtubula. 41U GKORGE WILLARD, Dealer in Dry Goods, tiroceriea. Hats, Caps, Boots anil Shoes, Crockery, GIkhs ware, manufacturer of ready-made Clothing. Also, whole sale and retail dealer in Hardware, Saddlery, Naila,lron,Steel, Hruga and Mediciuea, Paints, Oils, ByectulTa, A:c, Main strjft, AshUbula. 419 J. G. WRIGHT, Dealer in Millinery Goods, Worked Collars and Sleeves, and Fancy Goods. Next door to the Post Qllice. 470 WELLS & FAULKNER, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Western Reserve Butter and Cheese, Dried Fruit and Flour, Ashtabaula, Ohio. Order resjieet fully solicited, and filled at the Lowest cash cost. 470 Dentistry. A. BARRETT, Mechanical and Surgical Den tist, second floor Fixk's Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. 4M) G. W. FOSTER, Eclectic Physician and Sur geon, Geneva, Ohio. " 468 8. R. BECK WITH, Surgical and Mechanical Dentist. Colbrook, Ohio. 817 Watches, Jewelry, tc. G. W. DICKINSON, Jeweler. Repairing of all kinds of Watches, Clocks, aud Jewelry. Shop, onoosite Shop, opposite the Fisk House, Ashtabula, O. J0 4ot A. W. STEELE, Watch and Clock Maker, and Dealer in Jewelry, Kilter, and Plated Ware, sc. Uechauics' How, Ashtabula. Clothing. BRIGIIAM & CO., Wholesale and retail dealers in Beady Made Clothing, Furnishing Goods, IIaU, Cajts, Ate. Ashtabula. 419 Agent. II. FASSETT, Agent for the Purchase, Sale, a Renting of Real Estate, Insura ee, Negotiating Loans, Col lection of Debts, ac. - Property sold fur Commission only, aud di sale no charge. A sale, direct or iudirect, consti tutes a commission. Comer Main and Center streets. Ashta bula, Ohio. Also, Notary Public. 470 ALEXAN DER G A lUUCILaiidTgeniNo. 60 Water street, Cleveland, O. Lands for sale in Iowa, Illi nois, Wisconsin, and jlinneaota, at $ 60 per acre, aud on wards . S9 Manufacturers. GEORGE WILLARD, Manufacturer or Sash, Blind, and Doors, on band and mad to order. Also, plan ting, Matching, etc., don. to srder in th bast posalbl mao, IX r, Ashtanga, O. " TIKENIX FOUNDRY. J. W. Waokir, haring purchased the Foundry or Joux B. Galkin, will rep on hand at favorable prices, stoves, Pluwa, i'low and Milt Castings, and aiuks, a alWud to repairing, aud setting up stoves and Plows. Orders for CasUngs ana most kinds of foundry work executed with promptness. Near th bash Factory, Ashtabula, Ohio. 499 GEORGE O. HUBBARD, Dealer in hard ware. Iron, Steel and Nails, Stoves, Tin Plate, Sheet Iron, Copper aud iinc, and manufacturer of Tin, Sheet Iron and Copiwr War, Fik s Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. 470 T. M'GUIRE. Manufacturer of Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Ware. Strict atteution paid to making, sett ing up aud repairiug filovas, Stove-Piina, Pumps and lad PiA, Eva-Troughs, CouducUirs, etc Old ruUi Hags, Copper, lad. ei, etc, taken iu Escliange. Also Sole Agent lor tlia "iiriiaat f. uS (," with the latest iuiprorcuieuU tlurltairls Ulock, uppoatw ui liana, Aahlabula, O. 4bi4 B, TOWKB & SON, Macbiuibtfrbuiiacrs of rttAtionary aud 1'ortable bW-aw fcugtues. baw, aud other )liU Work, ami Jobbing and Heutaruig duua to ordr, on short uotiov, aud iu a worluuau-like waiinrt south Maiu st. AkhlahuLa. 414 il C, CULLEY, Manufacturer of Lath, Siting ('tuveit Boxes, fto. I'lanlng aud Hatching and Mrrowl feawlug done on th shortfest uoti, bhop fioulh side ol the MeUuM!ili fiurcu, aiuiiAuuia, uno. A 8. AliBO'LT, Lumber Pies-jor, and Mauu- aoturar of anil bealttr In 8uh.iilM.Lstb. Fence bluff. A;a.lcc, !!.... 1 s-ii I . U .. i . . .1.,.. Ln nrala. k l, .l..ui naar iUa &mr of Center street. Ai-htabuia, 41 3 utanufaiiUirer PeaUr in Flows, How Ciutin Mill Cast- acawiuiuiiaw ol i ouBury n oxa uuue io oruvr A.l.taluilta ni.i.i r tLA W. W. tiMlTH, Manufacturer of Solo, Up Er and Harness Leather, and Dealer In French Calf, and Hiug Skiu.. taab paid lot slide and Skins 419 Mnalntal. GEORGE ITAI,L, Denier In Piano Fortes, and Melodeons, iMnno Htooln, CoTers, Instmetlnn Books, st3. Dfpot corner Msin snd Centre Htieeta, rt rof H. KaHsett's OOice, Ashtabula, gee advertisements. 410 J. K. CHAPMAN, Dealer in Musical Mcrchan- dise. Books, Fine Rtstlonerr, Tovf, and Fancy Art trip, at his llruaar and Cnr.n-.tty sUtre, 81 door south of the Bank, Vain street, Afllitubul.. 470 Furniture DUCRO & DU0TIIKR8, Manufncturcrs of a Ienlers In Fnrniture of he befit descriptions, and every va riety. AIo jfneral (FndertAkei s, and manufacturers of Cof ftnfi to order, Alain street, North of Houth Fubl c Bqusre, AnhtHbuln. 41U LINUS SAVA(JKFurnitnre Dealer and Man nffieturer, steam entnbll'hnient. North Main strvet, near tits oflire of Drs. Farringtou At Knit. Ashtabula, O. 419 Kngtneerlng V Isttnd BurTryliiK G. B. IIOLIJU00K, East Ashtabula, Ohio . ' Practical Surreyor Boot cV Shoes. N. PHILLIPS, Boot and Shoe Store, oppo site KIsk . Block, Sign of the Big Boot, Ashtabula, O. 470 Honks. M. G. DICK, Bookseller, Stationer and News Dealer. Also, Dealer In Sheet-Music, Toys, and Gineral Variety Goods, Main stieut, Ashtabula, Ohio. 407 Miscellaneous. STANTON & BROTHER. Livery and Sale Stable, in connection with the Fisk House, Ashtabula, Ohio An Omnibus Running to and from every Train of Cars. Horses and Carriages to convey passengers to any part of the Country. Chaiges Reasonable. BRISCOE & PENDLETON, House, Carringo Sign snd Enamel Painters, (iruiucrs, Gilders, kc, kc. Over Smith & I,ockw!ioi store. 43J BUI LD E RS-LEW IS & CASTLE, Carpcn- tera aud Joiners, execute every dlscriptiou of work in the best style of te profeslon. Shop in Willard's Blind Fac tory, A b tabula, whsrethey have the aid of Machinery, iu tariiiating their orders, with a Woodworth Flauter for tru ing up and bringing their work to a thickness. NORTH'S Photograph and Fine Art Gallery, No. 7 Superior Street, Cleveland, Ohio. Life and Cabinet Site Photographs, direct on Canvass colored by Alonso 1'ease, I'Laiti i'hoti graphs, Ainbrutypes, and slelaiuntypes, all tak en in a style not to bo suruu-sed. First Premium awarded at the Ohio and N. Y. State Fairs, for the host pictures.- N. B. liutu.es taken equally well In cloudy as clear wea ther. W TCLKGRAPH OFFICK Western Union is removed to the Drug Store of A. II. Stock well, corner Main and Onter ttrm.'tft, three doors south f FUk Hoiue. J, M. AlsLG.V, Manager. 7 A. RAYMOND, Dealer in Fruit and Orna mental Trees, Shruhbery, ftc Fen Held, Monroe County, N. York. Orders solici ted . Y R. ALLEN, Book Binder Booka and Magazines bound lu any style desired. Blank books made and ruled to order. JelTeixm, O, 470 II. A. MARSH, Successor to K. Howell,; Daguerreotype and Ambrolype Artist. Also, E. Howell's new Faertype, recently Patented. lockets and Mineature Pins filled at reasonable rates. Pictures taken on patent .father, if desired, flf Booms, first building south of the Bank, Main Btreet, Anhtabula, Ohio. WILLARD & RKEVES, Dealers in Italian and Butland Marble, Grave Stones, Mouumeuts, Table Tops, 4c, Ashtabula. A. L. THURSTON, Cartman, has taken the Establishment of David Camp, and will give his attention to Draying to and from th Depot, and about the village. AHHTABin.A, April 1807. EMORY LUCE, Dealer in Sweet Potato, aud other EarlvP'lants and Vegetables. Also, Dealer In Preserved Fruita, Tomatos, ic East Ash tabula, Ohio. LIME. I shall sell Lime at the Harbor for 2.Tcts per hnshel. 4 HO J. W. HIM. Ashtabuli. P. 0.t losing of Halls. POST OFFICE NOTICE. The Mail going East will close at 11 o'clock, a h, going West 8am Southern Mail closes at 12 .. and the mail to Jefferson at 6 P w. Kelloggsville mail via Plymouth, Friilays, at 8 80, A. M. Office open daily from 7 a. x. to 8 r. at. on week days, and on 12 to 1 until further notice. Sundava.from M. r. M. Ashtabula, April 4th, I860. E. C. ROOT, P.M. w UITAKER'S NEW UINDEI1Y, PAIXF.SVIT.l.t:. OHIO. All works entrusted him. will be done with neatness and desnntch. dill in and see specimens of Workmanship Olhce In tl a k.iiiai.l's Nkw Block, Painesville, O. 490t On and after Monday, June 13, '59. CLEVELAND & ERIE RAIL ROAD. Leaving Ashtabula—Going East. Dny Freight leaves at 1.12 r M Mull 1- 01 r u ( iucinnati Express " 1H r a Stock Express " 12.4S A Night Express " 11.32 F lluil train will stop at all stations except Wickllffe, Mentor Perry, Unionville, and Savbrook. Cincinnati Express will stop at raiuesville, Madison, Ash tabula, Cooueaut snd Girard onlv. Night Express will stop at Painesville, Ashtabula and Glr rad only. Stock Express will stop to leave passengers at Eucllil, Wlck liffe, Willoughhy, Mentor, Perry, Madison, Unionville, Gene va, Savbrook and Kingsville. Day Freight Train, Eabt and Wkht. will have Passenger Car attuched, and will stop at all Stations. Leaving Ashtabula—Going West. Night Express. loaves at... A at Day Freight " 10.25 A a Mall " A Day Express " 8.17 P H Express Freight A Emigrant. . . " 11.48 r u MAIL train will stun at all Stations except Swanvllle, Sayhrook, Unionville, Perry, Mentor aud Wlckliffe; will stop on signal to take passengers for CUrtlmnd oay, at Saybrnok, L'nionville, Peny, Mentor, and Wlckliffe. Ilav Kxpreis West wm slop at tilrara, tonneaui, Asuiaouis, and Puiuesvlli only. Night Express will stop at Girard, Conneaut, Asuuouiaana Painesville only. at Swanville, Fairuicw, Girard, Springfield. Conneaut and Kingsville. A. C. HL'liUAKlJ, SUtion Agent, Exnress Fre iuht and Emigrant Kill stnp to leave passengers CLIVKLAXD, jun, 1S.39. Song of the Harvesters. BY JOHN HODGES. Darkness has fled with joyous tread Comcsin the harvest duy, And all things fair its joys to share ' Are making round our way. The king-of light, in garment bright, Robes grove, and stream, and plain, As with glad Bong we haste along To cut the golden grain, A cheerful band of harvesters To cut the golden grain. The groat of earth, of kindly birth, To fume and title born, With ull their powers, more joy is oura On this bright harvest morn I While despots bind their fellow kiud, And tyrants forgo the chain, With horny hands and well-ni&do bands We'll bind the golden grain, With hearts the while all free from guile Well bind the- golden grain. Our boast, is not treasures bought From blood of toiling slaves, The crowns wo spend no coffins send To fill up paupers' graves. We boast not hall with pictured walla Nor ships that plow the main, Our pride u health, our seas wealth Are bc as of rich, ripe grain, And all the earth must own our worth In eeus of rich, ripe grain. The gay may join around their w'tue, And full libations pour; Who sigh for fume may seek a namo On Gulds of crimson gore, We ask not wine nor will we jolu In strife on gory plain, But with kiud words aud scythes for swords, We'll battle with the grain. On earth to increaso sweet love and peace We'll battle with the graiu. Then left again another strain Send on tho breeze away, Earth's voices sweet ring out to greet The joyous harvest day. The bright sun smiles through leafy wilds, And o'er the meadows green, Tba whispering broeze among the trees Dinplay their silvery sheen, And on the pluio the waving grain Awaits our sickles keen. From the Springfield Republican. Preachings upon Popular Proverbs. BY TIMOTHY TITCOME.—NUMBER TWENTY-FIVE. M It Is dangerous playing with edged tools." 11 He who avoids the temptation avoids th sin." " Desire beautifies what is ngly." " Keep yourself from opportunities, and God will keen yott from sins." The pitcher that goes often to th well gets broken at last." There is nn enchanted middle-ground be tween virtno ond vice, where ninny a soul lives and feeds in ci'cret, and takes its pny meiit for the restraint ond mortification of its outward life. I once knew an old dog whose most exalted nnd dclijrlited life wns lived upon this charmed territory. The on ly brute tenniits of the dwelling where lie lived were himself mid a cat. Rover bore no ill will toward his feline companion, in fact, be was too good nnturcd to bear ill will toward anything. He had been de tected once or twice in worrying her, and one or two severe floggings had taught him that the sport would not be tolerated. Still he did not stop thinking about it; and nt every convenient opportunity lie planted himself in her way, watched her as she lurked for prey, 6cnred lity with growls and feints, nnd kept her in a fever of apprehen sion and fretfulness. Now, while I do not believe that he intended her the slightest mischief, I have no doubt that, in his bloody imagination, he had sluiu her a thousand times, chased her all over the neighborhood, and torn Iter, limb from limb. In short, while he knew that he must not worry her, be took the satisfaction that lay next to it - that of being tempted to worry her, and found in the excitement f this temptation the highest rewards of Ins self-denial. Humanity lias plenty of Rovers of this snnie sort men nnd women who lead fault less outward lives, who have no intention to sin, who yield their judgment if not their conscience to the motives of self-1 restraint, but who, in secret, resort to the tields of temptation, and seek among its excitements for the flavor, at least, of the sins which they have discarded. This realm of temptation is, to a multitude of minds. one of the most seductive in which their feet ever wander. Thither they resort to meet and commune witli the images, bcau ful but impure, of the forbidden things that lie beyond. In fact, I have sometimes thought there were men and women who were really more in love with temptation than wit h sin, who, by genuine experience, had learned that feasts of tho imagination were sweeter ihnn feasts of sense. Wheth er this be the case, or not, I hove no doubt that the love of temptation, for the excite ment which it brings, is very general, even with those whom we esteem as patterns of virtue. Ihe surrender of the soul to these excitements is the more dangerous from the fact that, by some sort of sensual sophistry, they are conceived to be harmless, & with out the pale of actual sin. There is no in tention to sin in it, but only an attempt to filch from sin all the pleasure that can be procured without its penalty. Ploying with the temptation to em is doubtless accompanied with' less apparent disaster than the actual commission of it, and, so far, is a smaller evil; but it is an evil, and, esseutially, a sin. The man who loves and seeks the excitement of tempta tion shows that he is restrained from sin by four nnd not by principle that, while his life is on the side of virtue, his affections lean to vice. This is a sham life, and a mean life. There are multitudes to whom temptation comes from the forbidden world of sin, but it comes unbidden and unwel come on the lines of old appetites and old passions not yet thoroughly under control and it is fought against and driven out. 1 is the voluntary going out of the soul af ter temptation, lis a kind of unforbidden good, that I challenge and question. It is the willing, secret sin of imagination that I denounce, as not only a sin essentially, in itself, but as the path over which every soul naturally travels to the overtact of transgression which lies beyond. It is a kind of sin that injures none but the sinner, directly; but fouler, more rotten-hearted meu I have never met than the cowardly hypocrites whose lives are spent in dally ing with the thought of sins which they dare not commit. We often wonder that certaiu men nnd women are left by God to the comm'ssion of sins which shock us. We wonder how, under the temptation of a single hour, they fall from the very bights of virtue and hou or into tin aud shame. The fact is that there are no such falls as these, or there are next to pone. These men and women are thoso who have dallied with temptation have exposed themselves to the influence of it, and have been weakened and corrupt ed by it. If we could get at the secret histories ot those who stand suddenly dis covered as vicious, we 6hould find that they hud been through this most polluting pre paratory process, that they had been in the habit of going out and meeting tempta tion in order that they might enjoy its ex citements, that underneath a blameless outward life they have welcomed and enter tained sin in their imaginations, until their moral sense was blunted, and tbey were ready for tho deed of which they thought they were incapaMe. I very earnestly and graterirfly believe in the exercise of a divinely restraining influ ence upon the minds of those who are tempt ed, but 1 believe there is a poiut beyond which it rarely goes. I uo uot believe that God will interpose to prevent a man from sinning who either seeks, or willingly en counters, tho temptation aud the oppor tunity to siu. When a man finds charms in opportunity, and delight in temptation, ho has already committed in heart the 6in which ho shrinks from embodying in action; aud God rarely stands between la in aud further guilt. We are to keep ourselves from opportunities, and God will keep us from sin. Jt is all that can be expected of a bciug ot luuuite purity that he shall guard us from the power of temptation that comes to us. He must be a hard or irreverent, or a very iguorant and deluded man, who cun pray to be delivered from the overcom ing power of a temptation into whose at mosphere bo willing enters. In fact, we are taught to pray, not that we may be delivered from luo power of temptation, but that we may not be led iuto it. It may be said with mcasurabk truthful ness that half tho art of Christian living consists in shunuing temptation. . A raau who baa lived to middle life baa observed nnd studied himself to little pnrposo if ho have not learned the weak points of his own character and the kind of temptations that assail him with the most power; and it is doubtless true that any man who real ly loves a pure and good life will avoid a temptation as he would the sin to which it would lead him. I can have but little chari ty for those who apologize for their frequent falls from virtue by charging the blame up on the power of temptatiot because temp tation and opportunity conic to them un sought no oftener than to otherR. It is the man who loves vice, and delights in temptation, who is suiiject to their power. I have no fuith in the reformation of a drunkard who carelessly passes his accus tomed tippling-shop, k carelessly looks in. We are to avoid temptation because it is only ns vice is glorified and its charms ex ulted by the power of imagination that it appears charming and attractive to us. A vision of naked vice, of whatsoever sort, is a vision of deformity. There are thousands among thoso who delight in the excitements of temptation, voluntarily sought, who would shrink with horror and disgust from a sudden introduction to the presence of a vice toward which they have been attracted from a distance. There is no beauty in beastliness, save that which an excited im flgination lends to it. It is bv no inherent charm that it draws men nnd women to- wurd it. It is as low and lonthsomo as the serpent around whose evil eyes the poor bird flutters, until it drops, a victim to the fangs that await its certain coming. I have said thus much generally of the sins of the imagination, aware that ray re marks apply mainly to one variety of temp tations, the most dangerous and the most seductive of all. There is nothing charm ing in the thought of murder, in the con templation of a great revenge, in theft, k in the majority of crimes. Imagination lias no sophistry by which such crimes muv be justified, and no power to wrap them in on atmosphere ot beauty. 'Ihe sins of the imagination are mainlv those which con template the illicit indulgence of natural and normal passions and appetites, the temptations to which come in upon" the lines of legitimate and heaven-ordained sympathies. It is among the meshes of that which is legitimate aud that which is unforbidden that the moral sense becomes involved and moral purity is compromised. It is because men and women are led out into the field of temptation by some of the sweetest and strongest sympathies of their natures that they feel no alarm and appre- uena no danger, it is because they enter tain no design to sin that they linger there without fear. Oh ! if this imaginary world of sin could be uuveiled this world into which the multitude go unknown and un suspected to dream of delights unhallow ed by relatious that may only give them license how would it be red with the blush of shame I This world of sense, bailt by the imagi nation how fair and foul it is I Like a fairy island in the sea of life, it smiles in sunlight aud sleeps in green, known of the world not by communion of knowledge, but by personal, secret discovery 1 The waves of every ocean kiss its feet. The airs of every clime play among its trees, and tire with the voluptuous music which they bear. Flowers bend idly to the fall of fountains, k beautiful forms are wreath ing tiieir white arms, and calling for com panionship. Out toward this charmed is land, by day and by night, a million shal lops push unseen of each other, and of the world of real life left behind, for revelry aud reward I The single sailors never meet each other; they tread the same paths un known of each other; they come back, and no one asks where they have been. Again and again is the visit repeated, with no ab solutely vicious intention, yet not without gathering the taint of vice. If God's light could shine upon this crowded sea, nnd dis cover Hie secrets of the island which it in vests, what shameful retreats and eucount ers should we witness fathers, mothers, maidens, men children even, whom we had deemed ns pure as snow flying with guil ty eyes aud white lips to hide themselves from a great disgraoe ! There is vice enough in the world of ac tual life, and it is there that we look for it; but there is more in that other world of imagination that we do not sec vico that poisons, vice that kills, vice that makes whited sepulchers uf. temples that are deem ed pure, even by multitudes of their tenants. Let none esteem themselves blameless or pure who willingly and gladly seek in this world of imagination for excitements ! That remarkable poem of Margaret Fuller, which ascribes an indelible taint to the maiden who only dreams of her lover an uumaideuly dream, has a fearful but entire ly legitimate Biguificauce. It is a forbidden realm, where pure feet never wander; and all who would remain pure must forever avoid it. It is the haunt of devils and damned spirits. Its foul air poisons man hood and shrivels womauhood, even if it never be left behind in an advance to the overt sin which lies beyond it. The pitcher that goes often to the well gets broken at last. I presume that there is not one licentious man or mined woman In one hundrod whose way to pardition did not lie directly through this forbidden fleld of imagination. Into that field they went, and went again, till, weakened by the pois onous atmosphere, and grown morbid iu their love of sin, and developed in all their tendencies to sensuality, and familiarized with the thought of vice, they fell, with neither the disposition nor the power 'to rise again. It is in this field that Satan wins fall his victories. It is here that he is transformed iuto an angel of light. It is on this debatable ground, half way be tween vice aud virtue, whither tho silly multitude resort for dreams of .that which they may not enjoy, that the question of personal perdition is settled. A pure soul steruly standing on the ground of virtue, or a pure soul standing immediately in the presence of vice, not onco in ten thousaud lustauces bends from its rectitude. It is only when, itr willingly becomes a wanderer among the wiles of temptation, and an cn tertaiuer of the images it finds thero, that it becomes subject to the power that pro cures its ruin. To the young, especially, is the exposi tion of this subject necessary to these whose imaginations are active, whoso pas sions are fjxsh and strong, aud whose inex perience leaves them ignorant of consequen ces. There is no field of dafiger less talk ed of than this. Through ninny years of attendance upon the public ministrations of Christianity, I have never but twice hoard this subject pointedly nnd faithfully alluded to. Rooks are mainly silent npon it. Fath ers and mothers, faithful in all things eise, shrink from the adminstration of counsels upon matters which they would fain believe are all unknown to the precious ones they have nurtured. Thus is it in schools, and thus is it rvrrvtvhnrp iv1iirt pommel is nrnl- cd, and where it is demanded. An impure word, a doubtful jest, a tulo of sin, drunk in by these fresh souls, excites the imagination, and straightway they discover the field of COntemnlation. SO full of rlanp-er nnd of dent il. a ' O , and learn nil its paths before they know any thing 01 mo perns to wnica they subject themselves. Let mo say to those, what they hear so little from other lips nnd pens, that whenever thev find themselves attract ed to it, they con never abide in it, or enter nnon it. without, tnint. nml without, sin Sooner or Inter in their life will they find Hint from oil willing dalliance with tempta tion, nnd unresisted entertainment of unwor thy and impure imaginations, theircharncter hassuffered an iniurv which untold aires will tail to remed". GREELEY'S LETTERS—XXII. AN OVERLAND JOURNEY. THE MOMORNS AND MORMONISM. THE MOMORNS AND MORMONISM. SALT LAKE CITY, July 18, 1859. Since my interview with lkigham Young, I have enjoyed opportunities for studyiug the Mormous in their sociul and festive t in their devotional assemblies. Of private social intercourse that is, intercourse be tween family nnd family I judge that there is comparatively little here ; between Mor mones and Gentiles or strangers, of course still less. Their religious services are much like those that may be shared and witness ed in the churches of most of our popular, sects ; the music rather better than you will hear in an average worshipping assem blage in the States ; the prayers pertinent and full of unction ; the sermons adapted to tastes or ueeds different from mine. They seemed to me rambling, dogmatic, fc ill-digested ; in fact, Elder Orson Pratt, who preached in the morning, prefaced his harangue by a statement that he had been hard at work on his farm throughout the week, and labored under consequent physi cal exhaustion. Elder Johu Taylor (I be lieve he is one of the Twelve ; at ull events he is a high Church, dignitary and a man of decided natural ability) spoke likewise in theafternoon with little or no premeditation. Now, I believe that every preacher should be also a worker ; I like to see one mow ing or pitching hay in his shirt-sleeves ; nnd I hear with edification au unlettered but devout and earnest evangelist who, having worked a part of the week for tho subsistence of his family, devotes the rest of it to preaching the gospel to small school house or woysirlc gathering hearers, simply for the good of their souls. Let him only be sure to talk good sense, and I will ex cuse some bad grammer. Rut when a preacher is to address a congregation of one to three thousand persons, like that which assembles twice each Sabbath in the Salt Lake City Tabernacle, I insist that a due regard to the economy of time requires that he should prepare himself, by study and reflection, if not by writing, to speak directly to the point. This mortal life is too short and precious to be wosted iu lis tening to rambling, loose jointed harangues, or even those which severally consume nn hour in the utterance, when they might be boiled down and clarified until they were brought within the compass of half an hour each. A thousand half-hours, Iter. Sir 1 have yon ever pondered their value ? Sup pose your time to be worth ten times that of nn average hearer ; still, to take au ex tra half-hour from a thousand hearers in ordgr to save yourself one or fifteen hours' labor in the due und careful prpearation of a sermon, is a scandalous waste, which I see not how to justify. Re cutreated to re peat and amend 1 The discourses to which I listened were both intensely exclusively Mormon. That is, they assumed that the Mormous were God's peculiar, chosen, beloved people, and that all tho rest of mankind are out of the ark of safety and floundering in heathen darkness. I nra not edified by this sort of preaching. It reminds me forcibly of the Pharisee's prayer : "Lord, I thank thee that I nin not ns "other men are, unjust, extortioners," Ac. I do not think good men delight in this assumption of an exclu sive patent for the grace of God, and I am quite sure it is not well adapted to the transformation of bad men into good. It is too well calculated to puff op its disci ples with self-conceit and spiritual pride. That Jesus Christ is about to reappear on the earth in nil the pomp and splendor of a mighty couqueror that he will proceed to take vengeauce on his enemies (mankind iu general, whether heathen or uomiually Christian)' and to glorify his elect (the Latter-Day Saints or Mormons) were treat ed by the Tabernaclo preachers as propo sitions too self-evident to noed demonstra tion. Having thns chastised his enemies and "gathered his eloct from the four winds of Heaven," the Saviour is to reign over them here on earth for a thousand years ; at tho eud of which period, they are together to bo transferred to heaven. Of courso I had heard the like of this before, but it al ways seems to me a very gross and wooden perversion of tho maguificeut imagery whereby the Bible foreshadows great spir itual transformations. Rut tho spirit of tho Morrutm religion appears to me Judaic rather than Christian ; and I readily be lieve that Heber Kimball, or at any rate one of the great lights of the Church, once said in conversation with a Gentile "I do pray for my enemies, I pray that "they may all go to hell." Neither from the pul pit nor elsewhere have I heard from a Mor mon one spontaneous, hearty recoguitiou of the csseutial brotherhood of the entire Hu man Race one geuorous prayer for the enlightenment aud solvation, of all man kind. On the other baud, I have been dis tinctly giveu to understand that my inter locutors expect to sit on tbroues and to bear rule over multitudes in the approach ing kingdom of God. In fact, one siucere, devout uiau has to-day assigned that tome as a reason for polygamy ; be wants to qualify himself, by ruling a large and di versified family here, for tearing rule over his principality in the "new earth," that ho knows to be at hand. I think he might far lictter devote a few ycar3 to pondering Christ's saying to this effect, "He who would bc least in the kingdom of Heavcu, the same shall "be greatest." I was undeceived with rega'rd to the Book of Mormon. I had understood that it is uow virtually discarded, or at least neglected, by the Church in its services and ministrations. Rut Elder I'ratt gave ns a synopsis of its contents and treated it throughout as of equal authority and im portance with the Old and New Testaments, He did not rend from it, however, but from Mulachi, and quoted text after text from the Prophets, which he cited as predictions of the writing aud the discovery of this book. The congregation consisted at cither ser vice of some 3fteen hundred to two thou sand persons more in the morning than in tho afternoon. A large majority of them (not including the Elders and chief men, of whom a dozen or so were present) were evidently of European birth ; I thiuk a majority of the males were past the merid iuu of life. All gave earnest heed to the exercises throughout ; in fact, I have sel dom seen a more devout and intent assem blage. I had been told that the Mormons were remarkably ignorant, superstitious and brutalized ; but tho aspect of these congregations did not sustain that assertion. Very few rural congregations would exhibit more heads evincing decided ability ; and I doubt whether auy assemblage so largely Europeau in its composition would make a better appearance. Not that Europeans are les.s intellectual or comely than Ameri cans ; but our immigrants are mainly of the poorer classes ; and poverty, privation, and rugged toil plow hard, forbidding lines in the liumnn countenance elsewhere than iu Utah. Rrighnm Young was not present at either services. Do I regard the great body 'of these Mormons as knaves and hypocrites ? As suredly not. I do not believe there was ever a religion whereof the treat mass of the adherents were not honest and sincere. Hypocrites and knaves there are in all sects ; it is quite possible that some of the magnates of the Mormon Church regard this so-called religion (with all others) as a contrivance for the enslavement and fleec ing of the many and the aggrandizement of the few ; but I cannot believe that a sect so considerable and so vigorous ns the Mor mon was ever founded in conscious impos ture or built up on any basis than that of earnest conviction. If the projector nnd two or three of his chief confederates were knaves, the great body of their followers were dupes. Nor do I actrtiiV-tlie current Gentile pre sumption that the Mormons are an organ ized banditti a horde of robbers and as sasins. Thieves and murderers mainly haunt the purlieus of great cities or hide iu caverns and forests adjacent to the srreat routes of travel. Rut when the Mormon leaders decided to set up their Zion in these parched mountain vales nnd canons, the said valleys were utterly secluded and re mote from all Gentile approach away from any mail-route or channel of emigra tion. That the Mormons wished to es cape Gentile control, scrutiny, jurispru dence, is evident ; that they meant to a buse their inaccessibility, to the detriment and plunder of wayfarers, is uot creJible. Do I, then, discredit the tales of Mor mon outrage and crime of the ranrder of the Parishes, the Mouutain Meadow mas sacre, &c, &c. wherewith the general'ear has recently been shocked ? No, I do not. Some of these may have bceu fabricated by Gentile malice others are doubtless ex aggerated but there is some basis of truth for the current Gentile couvictiou that Mormons have rolled, viaimed, and even kill ed persons hi this Territory, under circum stances vrfucli should subject the perpetrators to condign punishment, but that Mormon witnesses, grand jurors, petit jurors and mag istrates determinedly screen the guilty. I deep ly regret the necessity of believing this ; but the facts are incontestable. That a large party of emigrants not less than eighty from Arkansas to California, were foully massacred at Mountuiu Meadows in September, 1857, more immediately by In diuus, but under the direct inspiration and direction of the Mormon settlers in that vi cinity to whom, aud not to the savages, tho emigrants had surrendered, after a siege, on the strength of assurances that their lives at least should be spared is es tablished by evidence that cannot (I thiuk) be invalidated the evidence of conscience smitten partakers in the crime both Indian and ex-Mormon, and of children of the slaughtered emigrants, who were spared as too young to be dangerous even as witness es, aud of whom the great majority have been sent down to the States as unable to give testimony ; but two boys are retained here as witnesses, who distinctly remember that their parents surrendered to white men at best did not attempt .to prevent their perfidious massacre. These cliildron, moreover, were all found in the possession of Mormous not one of them In the hands of Indians ; and, though the Mormons say they ransomed them from the bands of In dians, the children deny it, saying that they never lived with nor were in the keeping of savages ; and the Indians bear concurrent testimony. So in the Parish case : The family bad been Mormons, but had aposta tized undertook to return to the States; they were warned that they would be kill ed if they persisted iu that resolution : they did persist, aud were killed. Of course, nobody will ever be convicted of their mur der ; but thoso who warned them of tbt fato on which they were rushing know why they were killed, and could discover if they would, who killed them. The vital fact in the case ii just this : Tho great mass of these people, as a body, mean to be honest, just, and humane ; but they are, before and above all things else, Latter-day-Saints or Mormous. They de voutly believe that they are God's peculiar aud especial people, doiug His work, up building His kingdom, and basking in the suushiue of His peculiar favor. Whoever obstructs or impedes them in this work, thou, is God's enemy, who must be made to get out of the way of the establishment of Christ's kiugdom on earth made to do so by lawful aud peaceful means posbiLlo, but by any means that mity ultimately be found necessary. The Parishes were apos tles ; bad they been allowed to pursue their journey to tho States, they would have met many feaints coming up the road, whoso minds they would hnve troubled if not poi soned ; and they would have told ftories after . reaching their destination which would have deepened the general prejudice against tho Saints ; so the up-building and well-being of Christ's kingdom rcpiired that they should die. The Arkansas emi grants had in some way abused tho Saint", or interposed obstacles of progress of God's work and they were consequently given oyer to destruction. Far be it from me to" hint that one-fifth, one-tenth, one-twentieth, of the Mormons ever bore any part in thesff bloody deeds, or even know to this day that they were perpetrated. The great body of the Saiuts undoubtingly believe? all the current imputations of" Mormon ' homicide and outrage to be abominable cal umnies. Many of the highest dignitaries of the church may be included in this num ber. Rut there are men in the Church who know that they are not calumnies who know that Gentiles apostates have been killed for the Church's and for Christ's sake, and who firmly believe that they ought to have been. I grieve to say it, bat I hold these more consistent nnd logical Mor mons than their innoccut and unsuspicious brethren. For if I were a latter-Day Saint, nndubtingly believing nil opposcrS of Mormon Chnrch to be God's enemies, obnoxious to His wrath and curse, and powerfully obstructing the rescue of souls from eternal perdition and torture, I should be strongly Impelled to belp pat those op posers of God's purposes out of the way. of sending more immortal soala to ever-, lasting fire. I feci it my duty so to net, as a lover of God and Man. And I confi dently predict that not one Mormon who has killed a Gentile or apostate under a like view of his duty will ever be fairly ' convicted in this Territory. No jury can be drawn here unless in flagrant uefi anco of the Territorial laws, which is not mainly composed of Mormous j nnd nov such jury will convict a Mormon of crimo . for any act done in behalf of God's king-, dom that is, of the Mormon Chnrch. I ask, then, the ndvocatcsf "Fopular Sovereignty" in the Territories to say what they propose to do in the premises, now do they intend to adapt their principle to the existing Btate of facts T They have superseded Brigham Yonng, with ft full knowledge that at least nine-tenths of the people of Utah earnestly desired his reten tion as Governor. They bavo sent hither a batch of Judges, who would like to earn their salaries ; but the Mormon Legisla ture devotes its sessions principally to tho, work of crippling aud fettering these Judg es so that they shall remain here ashore dummies or be driven into resignation. ' Their juries are all drawn from them by Mormon officials, under regulations which ; virtually exclude all but Mormon from each panel ; it is a violation of the laws of Utah to cite in argument before any Judge or jury here the decisions of any court ; even the Supreme Court of the U. States but the courts of Utah ; so that even the Di ed Scott decision could not lawfully bc cited hero in a Fugitive Slave case ; in short, the Federal Judiciary, the Federal Executive, and the Federal Army, as now existing in Utah, are three transparent shams three egregious farces ; they are costing the Treasury very largo sums to no purpose ; and the sooner the Governor. Marshal, Judges, kc, resign, and the Army is withdrawn, the better for all but a haud ful of contractors. "Popular Sovereignty" has such full swing here that Brigham Young carries the Territory in his breeches j pocket witWnt a shadow of opposition ; he governs without responsibility to either law or public opinion j for there is no real . power here but that of "the Church," and ' he is practically the Church. The Chnrch is rich, and is hourly increasing in wealth ; ; the Church settles all civil controversies . which elsewhere cause lawsuits; the Chnrch spends little or nothing, yet rules every thing ; while the Federal Government, though spending Two or Three Millions per auuum bere, and keeping np a fussy ' parade of authority, is powerless and de spised. If, then, we are to have "Popular Sovereignty" iu the Territories, let us have it pure and without shams. Let Brigham be reappointed Governor ; withdrawn the present Federal office holders and Army, open shorter and better roads to California through the country north of Rridger, and uotify the emigrants that, if they choose to pass through Utah, they will do so at their own risk. Let the Mormons have the Territory to themselves it is worth very little to others, but reduco its area by cutting off Ctfrson Yalley on the one side, and making a Rocky Mountain Territory on the other, and let them go on their way rejoicing. I believe this is not ouly by far " the cheapest but the safes and best mode of dealing with the difficulties already de veloped aud daily developing here, unless the notion of "Popular Sovereignty" In the Territories is to be utterly exploded aud giveu up. "Popular Sovereignty" in a Territory is a contradiction in terms ; but "Pojmlar Sovereignty" in a Territory back ed by a thousand sharp Federal bayonets and a battery of flying artillery is too mon strous a futility, too transparent a swindle, to bo much longer upheld or tolerated. H. G. lg The frog's leg eating editor of the Springfield Republican says he has some of those dainties clean, whtto, delicate and toothsome aud this Is tho way bo cooks them : i "We dip them one by one into a batter, not tao thick, made of two eggs, a littlo milk and flour, salted and peppored slightly, the legs themselves having previously on them a slight sprinkle of salt. Then, w ith a spoon, we take them out and put VU' .m into hot fat a plenty of it uoua cf your half iuch measures aud brown them oil both sides like fritters. Then we cut Yin. Ah yes, tbcu we cat 'cm 1 " tig" The Providence Journal siiy t'. it an organ of the Democratic party tliun! 1 be published daily, with throe editions, u.u ( every faithful Democrat should tl. -.tr y i'.j paper au soon as be reads it, h-X vil.t l.o sees to-day may interfere w n 'a v 1: at u t pounded to Liiu to morrow.