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WHOLE NO., 177.
Cjwiff ffldrg.
For the Smyrna Timet.
They teil me of the Egyptian asp,
The bite of which is death—
The victim yielding with a gasp
His hot and hurried breath ;
The Egyptian queen, says history,
The reptile vile applied,
And in the arms of agony
Victoriously died.
They tell me that, in Italy
There is a reptile dread.
The sting of which is agony
And dooms the victim—dead.
But it is said that music's sound
May soothe the poisoned part—
Yea, heal the galling, ghastly wound
And save the sinking heart.
They tell me, too, of serpents vast,
That crawl on Afric's shore,
And swallow men—historians past
Tell us of one of yore ;
But there is yet one of a kind
More fatal than the whole
That stings the body and the mind—
Yea, it devours the soul.
'Tis found almost o'er all the earth,
Nave Turkey's wide domains—
And there, if ever it had a birth,
'Tis kept in mercy's chains.
'Tis found in our own gardens gay—
In our own flowery field)
Devouring, every passing day.
Its thousands at its meals.
The poisonous venom withers youth,
Blasts character and health ;
All send before it hope and truth.
And comfort, joy and wealth;
It is the author, too, of Shame,
And it never fails to kill.
Reader, dost thou desire the name—
The Serpent of the Still.
Thu serpent lurks unbridled and unrestrain
ed in our midst, destroying annually thousands
of our race, and degrading and enervating the
youths of our State ; it possesses charms that
are no irrealst. ble that the heedless youth is
often enticed by them to approach too near, so
that, ere he is aware, he is in the coils of the
•erpent, whose bite is more poisonous than the
double-headed cobra. Tbe symptoms of the
bite of this serpent are terrible—the patient is
deprived of reason, the noblest faculty of man,
and gives vent to all his worse passions and de
airee, loses all self-respect and respect for every
one else, and immediately starts down the road
to perdition—his defenceless wife and children
are often tbe objects on which he rents his
rage—bis eye» become red, his tongue swells j
to an immoderate size. What does he not do!
If he is a father, he loses all regard fur chil
dren; if a husband, he becomes indifferent as
to tbe welfare of his wife; if a son, it destroys
all filial atfvction. What is most remarkable,
is that, no sooner has the unhappy patient re
covered from the first bite than lie seeks the
lurking place of the serpent, for the purpose of
receiving another,while they assiduously avoid
other serpents. This terrible serpent molests
the human alone—all other animals shun him.
Every day wc behold his ravages ; and how are
we to prevent them ! How are wc U> disable
him! Are we to expostulate wilh him to cease
his deadly work! No!—we may expostulate
with him while he will heedlessly go on, spread
ing woe and death around, hurrying thousands
to an early tomb, destroying both the morals
and intellectual faculties of all his victims.—
No!—moral suasion can never arrest the pro
gress of intemperance. Nothing but the Maine
Liquor Law can accomplish the work and
chain the destroyer. And, if it will accomplish
such a good result, let us have it asseoit as
possible. Let every man whose heart is not
encased in triple brass—let he who professes to
he the follower of Christ give us his aid in this
noble enterprise. 1 believe very tew oppose the
lav except the devotees of Bacchus, keepers
of grogshops and owners of stills—who would
«ell the souls of the world, or rather of the
n race, for a sixpence !
I should be pleased to see a piece on the
"Serpent of th|i
for, judging from
do justice to the subject and honor to himself.
Near Magnolia, July, 1854.
[Will Chari
requested by'Nome !]—Ed.
Still," written by Charlie;
his other writings, he would
lie favor us with an article,
AcogN Coffee.— -There is in Berlin, Prussia,
a large establishment for the manufacture
coffee from aaorns and «hioory. the articles
ing made sepcralely from earth. The chicory
Is mixed with an equal weight of turnips
render it sweeter. The acorn coffee, wh.ch
mode from roasted and ground acorns, is
in large quantities, and frequently with rather
s- utedipioal than an economical view, as it
thought to have a wholesome effect upon
blood, particularly of acTofulous person. Acorn
coffe« is, however, made and used in many
gf Germany for the sols purpose of adulterating
genuine coffee. , * ...
iixse Tani
.vww .i
Wrilten for the Smyrna Times.
The general ignorance manifested by the
people of Europe in regard to the manners,
customs and institutions of this country, has
beeq not only a matter of surprise, but even of
amusement to the American people. And tills
ignorance is not only prevalent among the un
learned, but also among the most distinguished
and authors of the day. It is related ol
a well known authoress, that when she beheld
Benj. Franklin, our Minister to the French
Court, she was astonished that ho spoke Eng
lish and was of a fair complexion. This ig
norance is not the result so much of a want of
sa vans
information as it is of a wrong information:
for it is the policy of fore gn governments to
decry our institutions and condemn our princi
ples,—and, to do this, they believe the best
plan to be observed is, not to keep quiet in re
gard to them, but to clothe them in false colors
and give to them false effects and consequences.
Now, this is a source of much amusement
to the well-informed citizens of this Republic !
But if I was to tell those laughing and well
informed citizens that they öfter as much cause
for merriment to some of the nations of the Old
World, oa account of their ignorance, they
would be surprised ! But it is so. There are
very few beside those who have carefully ac
quainted themsej
know the real position of some of the European
nations. Dependant upon the reports of travel
lers and the correspondence of agents, we have
heard only the fruits of prejudice and hatred,
I and it is not to be wondered at, if, believing
them, the same scutimclfts should be aroused in
our mind. But it is now time that we should
lilh the facts, who do
inform ourselves of the facts, that we may the
more rightly understand our traiis-atlantic bre
It would take up too much time and try the
patience of my readers to too great a degree,
if 1 should proceed to examine every nation of
the Old World, so I will satisfy myself with a
few remarks upon the question most interesting
to us at present—Russia and the War—leaving
the others for some future time, if I should get
into the humor of giving my opinions in regard
to them.
It is our ignorance in regard to Russia to
which I shall call your attention. There are
very few who do understand the mode of gov
ernment and the character of the people. That
is an enslaved, degraded and depraved race 1
shall not attempt to deny, but that they are
also energetic, improving and determined peo
pie, may not be so readily believed. We have
here, only ol her slavery and degradation—for
it has been and is the policy of her neighbors
to decry this empire, not for the same reasons
they decry us but for similar purposes,—but
there are things which, if known, would mate
rially a.iect present opinion.
The government of Russia is absolute mon
■power being vested exclusively in the
Czar, who is also the head of the church.—
Around him is an aristocracy of nobles, depen
dant upon him not only for their professions
and till .-s, hut also their lives. The people arc
held in bondage on the estates, and are consid
ered the wealth of the laud. This form of gov
ernment, however unpleasant for us to consider,
and however difficult to believe, is the better
mode of government for Russia than any other,
whether monarchical or democratical. I shall
attempt to sfiow this by argument—and the re
sult may be a different opinion from that pro
mulgated by prejudice instead of truth.
Experience—and by what shall we judge if
not by that !—proves to us this fact : The more
enlightened a people the more free their gov
eminent. Now, free government is not the
cause of enlightenment, but enlightenment is
the cause of free government : and the more
carefully we insure means of enlightenment the
more firmly do we insure liberty. If this
true, therefore, man to govern himself must be
enligl^pncd, and until ho is so, lie is not able
govern himself,
From this we conclude that on account
the present state of morals, education, refine
ment and enlightenment in Russia, she is not
only unable to be free, hut, also, it is an impos
sibility that she qftn be tree without some
change in her people. But it may be remark
ed, " It should not be so despotic." That
not the point. To us, it appears despotic—to
them it is not so; never enjoying liberty, they
do not miss it—not knowing in what it truly
consists, they do not crave it. Truly, they
may crave a liberty—but it is a far different
liberty from that which rejoices our land.
would be such a liberty as beheld the blood
France rolling in streams through Pans,
which led the wild rabble to the execution of
ud lliat means is force. Again,
this compulsion to be determined, energetic
and sucecssftal, most not be vested in many
a few. but in one. If I was not compelled
bé brief I would give a stronger tone to
arguments, but I shall leave them to be
king. Again, where law is not observed,
reason of ignorance and depravity, we cannot
depend upon respect for tho law ; so, other
means than honor or respect for rights of
must be used
digeated by my readers, when they will
to the same conclesion that I do.
j n a » « d B - * >fw <n» -
Considering the ignorance even among the
higher ranks in Russia, the necessity to pre
serve a combination of so many people lead
rather by passions than by intellect. The im
possibility of such a state of the mind, not only
: unable to carry on a government, but to undcr
, stand the use of it. 1 am of opinion that the
j government must not only be monarchical, but,
: also, what we call despotic.
Taking this view, Nicholas is not to be con
sidered either a tyrant or an usurper of right,
| j n one of the most responsible positions ever
man whom circumstances have placed
as a
held by man—a position calling for every en
■ deavor to ameliorate the condition of his fellow
i creatures. If he would do this, in time, his
, people would need no Czar, where now, to be a
| uilt ion, they must have one,—and would be
| f rec< where now, to exist in safety, they must
children to a parent, so is the
»the Emperor: the children
having the same relation to life that the llus
sian has to liberty; and as a parent educates
his children in the best manner for life, is he
be slaves. And as he does give means of edu
cation and improvement, or as he does not, but
holds them in the same bondage in which he
found them—the bondage of ignorance—so
must we consider him as a benefactor or tyrant.
In this light, Nicholas is a tyrant. Not as the
Czar—the ruler,—hut as the father—the in-1
structor ; for,
Russion natio
considered a good parent, so as the Czar edu
cates his people for liberty or freedom, is he
considered a good Czar.
Let me now say a few words in regard to the
state of the serfs, and then I shall conclude my
The lower class of people in Russia are held
in bondage, different however from slavery in
this country. Here they arc the property of
their master, but in Russia they belong to the
soil—are sold with the soil, and bought with
the soil—urs seldom, if ever, removed from
where they were born. An estate, when sold,
comprises not only the land and buildings, but
also the serfs on the land. They till the land,
hearing that it is to be sold, naturally are auxi-,
ous to obtain a kind lord ; and, to do this, they
will invite some well-known, generous master,
to purchase them, and if he, on the plea of in
ability, refuses, they will find him the money
to do it. True, they are whipped and scourged,
and oftentimes slain, but that is nut the result
gather the produce, and, to the owners of the
soil pay so much dividend; and they are often
times more wealthy than him they call master.
To illuctrustrate this: The serfs of an estate
of the government so much us it is the result of
their state of morals and education. No one
ever complains of a parent chastising a child—
when the bondage is the same.
Now, viewing these things ns presented—
understanding the true position of the serf and
the Czar—that the government is necessary
despotic because it is the only means of pro
tec tin g the government—and .1 is no ...ore so ;
than England was iu the feudal ages-we con
clude that to give freedom to Ru.s.a would be
senseless and as foolish as to place a child ot ,
two years of age in the place and position of R j
man, and expect linn to act in that capacity.
We pass through trials and discipline here,
,n ordcr tl,at 1,1 IIeaven we P®"® 01
happiness—so wo pass through despotism
children, that as men wo may have respect tor
Franc? lias shown, in repeated
trials, that she is unable to be free because she
has not yet learned in what liberty consists—
that it consists in the sovereignty of the law
and respect to the rights of man. Therefore,
from all this, the government of Russia, how
ever despotic it may appear to us, and however
r ? ip '
trampling upon the sacred rights ot man it may
seem—for the present—is not only the best
form, but is the only one that can insure can
cord from circumference to centre, and bind in
one circle ot union of nation.
Part Second. We now come to the War.—
The occupation of the Principalities by the
Russian armies was not only resented by Tur
j key, but also by England and France. Their
first excuse for such resentment was that the
possession of Turkey by Russia would destroy
the balance of power in Eurojtc. This was
a great bugbear for some time, but it is
too foolish a pretext to offer ut present.—
At any rate, the two groat powers have
great reasons for preventing the occupation
of Constantiple by the Czar—reasons which
have lead them to declare war and to prepare
for hostilities on a magnificent scale. Before
proceed any farther I shall advance an opinion
—an opinion which may surprise many, but
which 1 think can be supported by strong argu
The possession of Turkey, or the
opening of the Mediterranean Sea, is the only
way by which we may ameliorate the condition
of the Russian nation, and advance a tremen
dous opponent to the rule of the Romish church.
England knows tins and so dort France but
they pretend that it will but extend the sway
of despotism and give to Nicholas the Empire
of Europe. How absurd ! Let him attempt
plant despotism upon other ground than where
ignorance lives and where depravity of mind
and morals exist*and his throne will stand
a " earthquake, and, instead of Europe,
will bo glad lo mark his sway by the boundaries
or of Kamskatka.
to Tb* design of the war is to open a way
u ' e Mediterranean. To do this, and to insure
well 'L Constantinople must be Russian. Blocked
in by the ioe of the Baltic and the guns on
Bosphorus, hitherto Iter naval excursion,
; V0H9IM1
* Jadt
been very limited—but with tremendous re
sources in her large territory, and with energy
yet unknown, besause untried, in her thou
sand cities, she now wishes to enter the lists of
competitors for the commerce of the world ;
and, to do this, the Mediterranean must be
reached. Why England and France should
oppose this is truly wonderful. But they who
are so righteously indignant at the presumption
of Russia wishing to appropriate Turkey, are
afraid that, if successful, Nicholas would mate
rially interrupt the possession of India and Al
giers, whose appropriation, in the opinion of
! consistent England and France, is not at all
j presumptuous. Imagine a tremendous nation
as Russia, blocked in by the ice of her northern
seas, and by the slow, worthless Mahoinmedan
in ker south, panting to let loose her tremen
dous energies—to find a market for her pro
ductions—to improve her people by foreign in
tercourse; unable to do so but by making war
and opening a way to progress and activity.—
Would we, energetic, determined Americans,
live blocked up thus! Would wo hesitate to
Would Eag
ask, why does not Nicholas do better for his
j people 1 Yes, you can ask why, and can con
deum if he does not; but you try to shut the
, very door through which he is attempting to do
well for his nation !
remove the dog from the stable!
laud do so ! Bring the question home!
The purpose of England is too plain to be
misunderstood, for if there is a dishonest, con
triviiig, treacherous, infamous nation in the
world, that nation is England. In '75 she
; trampled uiion sacred rights even when those
j rights bolongt'd to her children, and compelled
the separation of her colonics. She exiled
j Napoleon, because he was making France too
! g re at—the man of all others, whose efforts,
: although they may have been interested, were
1 improving the world, checking despotism and
papacy—and, by that exile, she turned
the earth back on her axles a century of time
tier most sacred treaties, her most binding con
tracts were but wisps of straw w hich the ambi
tious Pitt burned in the blazing fire of war.
Now she seeks to resist again progress and
improvement. It is hard to sec a nation de
, stroyed—a people removed ; but when that
| >t , 0 plo lie motionless and inactive—interfering
w j tb t ) lo prosperity of a people—some remedy
lnugt be found to awake them to action, or to
place thcrn whey wou](1 Ilot interfere. We—
w ho cry against Russia—forget the American
Indians—the poor Hindoos—the abject Alge
world—not to ameliorate the condition of the
nations—not to help the Turks—not to assist
France in a good cause—not to oppose the
march of despotism. These things she never
did do, rather aided their advancement. But
she strives to hold the world as it is at present j
to keep the people in slavery and ignorance—
topregarve hrruamo ast h c mistress, and tore
^ ^ Uion and influenC e. She fears that
wj]) n(lv , mce jn i n di a , an d that the Lion -
of wj)1 crouch bofore the BUck Ea „ If .
of R(lssia The Bpirits of Ij0rd Chatham and :
North may lal)(rh in 1ip11 or frown in
^ Rt th5g >i(rht of their doctrine yet living in
England, but 1 tell you there is a Cod who will
as'^.^ thi|)?g arightt and ng , on ished Christen
^ wjH yet gce that which ig 1( , a8t expoct<! d—
the shame of England and the discomfiture of
I am no praisor of despotism—no larder of
autocratic principles—God forbid ! I hate
them—as a man, as an American, as a Christian.
I love freedom as I do my life—I was born ia
. . .
its air, and I have imbibed its sweet water from
for her, though I am a freeman.
Understand me—the designs of Nicholas
may be far different from what I consider their
effects will be they may he ambitious, prasp-1
ing and tyrannical—he may not see to what
-end his actions are leading; but, yet that does
the day of my birth—yet 1 feel, in this ques
tion, I can safely stand with Russia, ami speak
not interfere with what I consider and hope will
be the consequences—the enlightmcnt of Rus
sia and improvement of mankind.
No one will pretend to pay that Russia at
present, is no better than Russia was at the time
Peter the Great ascended the throne. Read
History, and it will toll you that which I can
^ f)>r Bp(|ce< ukc time to prove . Alld why i8
she different! Bjcausa her people have had
intercourse with the world. Improvement
have crept in, from other nations, and their con
dition improved by viewing the cause of others'
prosperity. Arc we wrong, thon, in asserting
that, if we improve the means of intercourse
and conveniences for perceiving other nations'
progrès, that we shall also improve the people
and advance them in the scale of civilization,
and eventually change their government, as all
0 ^ bcr nations have done! And, how' can these
p acd ; t j e8 0 f intercourse be given to them!—
locked in ice, and the Arctic Sea
jg boun(1 jn fetterBl Where, then, cun we look
to but tbe Medittnrranean ! But that is closed
by the guns of the imbecile Turk! It must
opened. Trade will flow, in hirge waves,
the open ports—the wild steppes and plains
will give their produce to nourish millions
people. But, will this be the consequence
Yes. Recollect that tho wealth of Russia
her serfs—the tillers of the soil; their produc
tions must have a market, and as tbe facilities
of sale mcrotae, the products for sale will
—wealth will flow in, trade, intercourse, rival
ry, education, enlightenment, ùec opinion»,
.gnvniiW ^iuè'ts vicuq iXti «adt
manly thoughts, freedom of action, and even
tually freedom of government.
Thus Russia will improve, and thus it is des
tined she will improve. England may oppose
and France may recoil, but Progress is a giant
far more powerful than man.
the men that can do all this!" 1 answer to
this, that Rome was first peopled by tillers of
the sod. and that it was the farmers of Mas
sachusetts that defended the heights of Bunker
But I see not
, r .. , ,
Hill—the tillers of the soil have always been
the first people of a great nation, and from
these spring the first wealth, followed by trade,
intercourse, knowledge, and power, and douiiu
ion. Block Russia m by the Turks, and ««U
may ever weep over the enslavement and posi
lion of our fellow-creatures; open the Mcdit-j
err,mean, and we give them a fair position ^
become, as they have a right to do, a free peo-1
pie an educated people-a wealthy people.
England may preach the doctrine ol desiK.tis.ii
till she is horse, but she cannot refute—truth—
that where knowledge is, there is freedom; and
she contradicts her own assertions when she
refuses to permit despotism to he crushed in the
only way that it can effectually he cru.diTul-by
educating the people through intercourse and
Besides thus opening to the world the great
. -
it will also bring
resources of a lar;
in more close contact and eventually destroy
the two great enervating religions of Christen
dom—the Romish and Greek Churches
vvl ^ give that check to Koinish sway winch Na
j |x»I«°i» commenced wlr.-n he gave a Constitu
i* 011 Italy. I his question to prove, is a
wore difficult one, and though, in my own mind,
^ certain ot its truth, yet lam too young
,l11 ^ inexperienced to present such arguments in
such metaphysical clearness,as may also satisfy
rc-euler«, so it is better to acknowledge ig
j lloru,lct ' tlta.« to prove it by a failure.
This advancement of the world, consistent
England strives to check—like Rome of old
she must be the centre ol'uil progress and power,
and this is her actuator to battle! With all
lier philanthropie feelings and kind-hearted
sympathies lor Turkey, she permits the green
lulls of Ireland to cast a shadow iu her unculti
vated fields, mourning over de. olalioa, without
seeking to give any of that philanthropy to her
who so much stands in need of it. She receiv
ed a check and acknowledged a master, iu
177(i and 1*12. She, wilh all her boasted
prowess will find that there is another able to
cope with her. What harm has the battles
done to the Czar ? He calls them skirmishes
Wail until the armies meet in a great conflict,
where thousands and thousands shall be en
gaged—that will be called a " battle."
This war is no common war—the world is
interested in its consequences the condition ot
man is interested—the advancement of educa
t ' on ' °* s ci ciier '* ol ar L are "H interested
miles and miles of land, now covered with
desolation, are interested—an empire of i
r '" ,cß is intcrosted-Miecduse it... not the sirug
b' lc ® f with n;,lion - il 18 " 1C stru S? ,e of
the future with the past. If the past conquers,
Iiui5si * wil > ,il >' in Ues l> oli!i, '* Î if the f " tl,rc
overcomes, Russia shall yet see freedom and the
downfall of theCzar and autocratic institutions;
11 ,na y take years—when, if the Past succeeds,
il wwu,d tiiku centuries. It is death to thou
alil1 thousands of brave souls—but, ...ark
me * 11 16 tUe bil th of a S reat — a ß lorious ,uture
g no
A Sensible Girl. —It is not ofl.cn we meet
with more good common sense, clothed in words
which jingle, than the following coining from
"wild and laughing girl" of "swoet sixteen."
Weare mistaken, or the young lärmen of Ches
i ter county, will compare favorably in grace,
j intelligence and manly beauty, with those
any other county in the Union—and perhaps
a more mjf—and we are sure the follow
j ng Haea will be quite refreshing to them this
hot weather:
I'm a wild and laughing girl, just tutne 1 ofsweol six
teen. V. .
A» lull of mischief nn<l of fun. aa ever yon may seen
And wn«B 1 an» a woman grown, no city ix-aas for
tf ever t marry in my life, a funnel's wifu I'll be,
1 love n country life, I love the joyous breeze
1 love to hear lie- singing birds among llio lolty trees;
itie lowing herds aud bleating ItucUs make sweet mu
sic lor me—
If e'er 1 merry in my life, u (armors wife I'll be.
I love to Iced the «Indiens, and l love lo milk the cow
[ love to bear (tie farmer's boy u whistling at hit plough;
And Holds•( corn and waving gram arc pleasant sight*
to IDO—
Ife'er l marry in my life, a farmer's wife HI be.
I love lo tee tha orchards where the golden apples grow.
I love to walk in meadows where the bright streamlets
flow ;
And Howry banks and shady woods have many charms
lor me—
If o'er 1 marry in my life, a farmer'« wife I'll bo.
Let other girls, w ho love it best, enjoy the gloomy town.
'Midst dusty walls und du ly sirueis, to ramble up
down ;
'But Howry fields, and shady woods, and sunny
for me—
U e'er 1 marry iu my life, a farmer's wife I ll be.
[Counybv Gentleman.
(£y"\Voll, mother, the foundations of
great deep have broken up at last."
What do you mean, Timothy !"
My trowsers have got a hole in 'em, that's
what 1 mean."
, , _ _ T
China, if a man is not married by
time he is twenty he is drummed out of town.
—Exchange paper «M:|
Girls do you uot wish that such a. law exist
fÂt^WîiK»ih« us . n'i . d'-ofi'N
« .Mi vaL-v-I*
Intoxication m the Halls of Congres?.
While Congress has been reforming the N
vy, by abolishing the use of grog in the fore
castle and the drinking of wine in the mess
room, has it not forgotten that there is an evil
nearer home, which though less extensive, is
realy more disgraceful to the country i We
| allll(lc to the repeated appearance in their seats
ut „ h onorable " members in a state of intoxi
; cation
This shameful
practice, if visiters to
Washington are to be credited, i
mcreases with
To it may be attributed
every session.
, , most
I of the blackguardism, in speech and conduct,
which is
. witnessed so frequently in Congress,
Is the ,ie given and retorted, as now-a-days is
; heard no where else, „..less in some low tavern
or ia a Saloon ofb]ack j it js ncarl
i to come fro... some member who has been drink
)n g to intoxication. Are pistols flourished
, they owe their appearer.ee in the halls offris'
j latioi. to a similar cause. It is sufficiently di
. graceful when a man dishonors his family and
.legrads himself by t.pplmg to drunkenness
| but when he reels into Congress with maudlin'
| speech, he puts his very country to shame—he
| ...«ult«, us a were, the whole body of his fellow
, citizens.
cannot hut think that
every member
snares, to some degree, in the guilt and dis
; grace of tins evil.
Not that
majority, or even
i ü!1> ' <;o "»'berable number, appear in thsir seats
j in a condition of
j leniently on those
Lghuy the- disorderly
consequence ot intoxication. lfacollean- uc '
what is calLd »• a imoi! toll.««- " 1 .« ,
izc ium>ou and msuil the House wilh im luniî
provided only he can un»e afterwards lli t V *
j was inebriated at the time
. ever, pushing charily too lar! Li
| ticaliy laying a bounty
inebriety But they look too
who do, and
pass over too
scenes, which are the
Is not ih.s, how
ls not prac
y on disgrace! We hope
! yet to see the day. when Congress, with a true
j sense ol its dignity, will hold such (
be derogatory to its
conduct to
own character, and will
piiui^h u accordingly. ]„ the earl
tlie republic, a member who
days of
carne drunk to his
promptly expelled ; and
mg, as a social vice,
n now.
k r
seal, would have been
this, thought drink
prevalent then tha
Meantime, as Con
gress may be long m attempting a cure
recommend that the people take the '
into their own hands.
Let the friends of tem
perance everywhere vote against re-election of
candidates who have
gone to the House in a
state ol intoxication. They are sufficiently
numerous to prevent the return of every such
member; and they owe it to good morals, and
Singular Occurrence.
—The following is
iroui Hie CeiiirevilJe (Va.) Times: _
" Luder the obituary bead m
will be found the death of Mr
On the day of his death, Mr. R^se w as en
gaged m seeding oats, and to ward evening
was startled by a voici-, apparently at his elbow-,
►•tying, ou may sow hut you shall not reap.'
He looked around, and seeing no one, contin
ued Ins work of seeding, attributing it, as he
af.enviir.lBunl, to Iiis imagination. At every
step, however, the warning was repeated and
at last unable to bear it, lie proceeded home
Ins wile. He was persuaded by her that it was
only imagination, and finding that he had no
lev -r, and did not complain of any unusual m
liisix^it.oii' she induced him to the field.—
Ihere, however, the same solemn,
vo.ee attended him at every step, «You may
tow, but you shall not reap!' and in a state of
extreme agitation again quit work and went
home. He took an early supper, was shortly
after attacked with a swelling j n Hie throat,
and before sunrise next
to-day's paper
Jacob Reese.
wu ruing
morning was a corpse. 1
The Independent Order or Odd Fellows.
—From the annual report of the progress of the
Order or Odd Fellows iu Penneyfvenia, fur
nished ns by the Grand Secretary, Mr. Curtis
we find the following statistics for the year en
ding March fllst, lr!5-l:—Initiations 5,915,
rejections 592. deaths 412, admitted by card
5)-4, withdrawn by card 1,395, reinstated 417,
sponsions 3,175, expulsions 119, Past Grands
5,270, number of Lodges 508,
gate membership of 40.558.
«244,719 17.
with an aggre
During the same time 6,294
members and 594 widowed families have been
relieved, 377 members buried. Amount paid
for the relief ot members *91,563.14 for relief
of widowed fumbles *5,804.84, for education
of orphans *251.09, burying the dead *10,889.
31 Total amount of relief for the twelve months
Honns Again.— Mr. Hobbs, the celebrated
American lock maker, is at present on a visit
to Liverpool. Hu is the guest of Mr. Milner, '
ami has been engaged with that geutiowaa in
arranging locks ot the new powder-proof prin
ciple just patented by Mr. Milner. Mr. Hobbs
paid a visit to Mr. List.-r at the Union Bank.
He was shown the strong room and was asked
could he pick the lock on the door, as it was
deemed one of the very best. He said "yes"
and applying an instrument he effected an open
ing in a few menutes. Mr. Hobbs is coming
again to Liverpool in a few days, and he is to'
furnish the Union Bank with one of liisAmeri
can locks and probably some of tho other heoks
also .—Liverpool Mercury.
0 tT Mr. Raymond, of the New York Times,
is the responsible editor of Harper's Magazine,
ami is said to recede the pleasant little salary
of $5900 per annum for the performance of his
duties as such —Charleston S. C. Courier.
Poh, Poh! Raymond is Harper's
besides writing the editorial table at the end
of the magazine. He reads the periodicals for
the uncrediled selections, and the mass of tile
original papers, and the foreign books, which
the Harper's reprint. If he
year for all this he fairly earns it.—.V. O. Pic.
s get $5000 a
He who a watch would «yqar, must two- things
Pocket his wal«h, and watch his posket teo,
M tsÄ bn 3 V yiiftlatMtoa mad*»

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