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BY SAM. P. IVINS.
ATHENS, TKNN., FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 1850.
VOLUME 2. KUMISElt 81.
THE
ATHENS
POST.
TEH MS:
THE POST will In.- published every Friday
at $J per year, payable within three months
from the time of Biiliscrihiiiir ; S-.,.riO in nix
months or $3 if payment is delayed until
the expiration of the year.
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Square of 12 lines (or less) fur the first insertion,
ml 35 cents for each continuance. A liberal
deduction made (o those who adverse by the
year. Persons sending advertisements must
mark the number of times they drs're them
inserted, or they will he continued until for
bid and charged accordingly .
07" Forannnnncinir the names of candi
dates for office, Tiinrr. Dollars, Cash.
Job Work, such as Pamphlets, Minnies, Cir
culars, Cards, Blanks, Handbills, &c, will be
cxecuteil in a neat and workmanlike itinnner,
t short notice, and on reasonable terms.
All letters addressed to the proprietor, post
paid, will be promptly attended to.
Persons nt n distance tending us the names
of four solvent subscribers, will bo entitled to
fifth copy gratis.
No communications inserted unlets ncrom
panied bv the namu of the author.
0-Oilice on the West side of the Public
Square, next door but one uhove the Post
Office.
ATIIKNS, I'lUHAY, -U'KIL 13, 1 850.
Population of the United Statf.s
Were our country lillc-d up like Germany,
one hundred find seventy-two persons to
the iiqunie mile, the population would be
live hundred millions. Europe contained
one hundred and eiffhty-three millions of
inhabitants in ISO?; in ISIS they Imd in
creased to two hundred and sixty-two
millions three hundred thousand in the
time area. Excess of population, enormous
fiTnlnin mid ihp gcnrcilv of subsistence tins
driven millions to America within the last j
twenty years. Ala former period, religious
iersecution banished thousands from other
wise happy homes. In a feiv months we
will have the decimal census of the (Jutted
Stales fur 1850, and we have seen a calcu
lation, making the population represented
twenty-one million twenty-seven thousand I
five hundred and twenty-seven, and giving i
the Eastern States twenty-five, the Middle, i
including Delaware, fifiy-eighi, Western, I
free, fifty, Southern, or slave, seveniy-e iht,
Representatives in Congress, al one mem- j
her (or one hundred thousand persons, two
hundred and eleven, which is loo small a j
number for the transaction of business, and I
one representative to o:io hundred thousand !
constituents by far too lew. Eighteen hun-!
tired and filly-one will bring us a decimal j
return from the United Kingdom, which, in j
1811, contained twenty-six millions eig lit j
hundred and thirty-live thousand one hun
dred and three inhabitants', and may give a
return of nearly thirty million persons,
notwithstanding an emigration of more than
million in ten years. JVational Jntelli'
genetr.
Reappearance of Cholera in Arte-Or.
leant. The .ew-Orleans Board ol Health
rtpott 149 deaths by Cholera fur the week j
ending March 23, the whole number of
deaths being 231.
A Good Dividend. -The Directors of
the Mechanics' Hank ol Augusta, have de
clared a Dividend ol Ten per cent, out of
the profits ol the past MX months.
Still Better. The Directors of the
Brunswick Bank, (Ga ,) have also deelar..
ed a Dividend of Fifteen per cent out of
the last six month's profits.
Astounding ir True. We are in
formed that there will shortly be brought
before the public a new locomotive, in
which the requirements of either steam,
(ire, air, or water, will he dispensed with;
Its jiower of traction, while effective, will
be perfectly safe by it one-half at least of
the present working expensrs will be saved.
Advocates will exert a powerful influence
on all nations. Distant parts of the world,
where steam ships, from the expenses of
fuel, have not been, will soon be reached
with facility. This motive power will ad
vance all nations by a larger stride than
ever steam has yet made. Mining Journal,
Eight millions of dollars are annually
paid (acccording to the Mobile Advertiser)
(or freights in shipping our cotton ciop to
Europe that is S3 pel bale on l.GOO.OOO
bales.
The Elephant Columbus, which killed
ita keeper at Philadelphia about two yeats
since, had one of his vicious fits again on
Saturday, during which he seized his keep
er, and threw him a distance of fifteen leet,
fortunately without indicting any serious
injury. An animal so dangerous should
be killed at once.
A watchmaker in Liverpool bat suc
ceeded to drilling a hole through a six
peace edgewise. The diameter of the hole
-in tbe coin is the (bur thousandth part of
an inch in sice and barely sufficient lo ad
mit a fine bair.
Nothing it more impressive than mys
tery; even "Junius," liiiutrlf, at an au
toor, would have been forgotloa long ago,
if people bad known who lo forget.
SENTENCE OF DR.. WEBSTER.
Dr. Jno. W. Webster, has been con
victed of the murder of Dr. Parkman, anil
sentenced lo be hung. The following is
the sentence os pronounced by Chtel
Justice Shaw:
"John XV. Webster: In meeting you here
lor the last time, to pronounce that sentence
which the law has affixed lo the hiah and
agsravated offence of which you stand con
victed, it is impossible by language lo give
utterance to Hie deep consciousness of re
sponsihility, lo the keen t-ense ol' sadness
and sympathy, with which we approach
this solemn duty. Ci'cuinstnnces which
all who hear may duly appreciate, but which
it may seem hardly fit to allude to in more
detail, render (lis performance of this duly
on the present occasion, most unspeakably
painful. At all times, nnd under all cir
cumstances, the feelin" of indescribable
solemnity altaches to the utterance of that
stern voice of retributive justice, which
consigns a fellow being 10 an untimely nnd
ignominious death; but when we consider
all the circumstances of your past life, your
various relations in society, the claims upon
you by others, the hopes and expectations
you have cherished, with your present con
dition, and the ignominious death which
awaits you, we are oppressed with grief
and anguish; arid milling but a sense of
imperative duty imposed on us by the law,
whose officers and ministers we are, could
sustain us in pronouncing such a judgment.
To this verdict, upon a careful revision
of the whole proceedings, I am constrained
to say, in behalf of 1 lie Court, that they
can perceive no just or legal grounds of
exception. Guilty ! How piuch, under al
these circumstances, which cluster around
1 lie case and throng our mommies with the
retrospect, does Ibis single word import;
bin the wilful, violent and malicious de
struction of the life of a fellow-man in the
peace of God, and under the protection of
the law, yes! of one in the midst of life,
with bright hopes, warm affections, mutual
attachments, sirong. extensive, and numer
ous, making life a b'essing 10 himself and
others. We allude thus to the injury you
have inflicted, not for the purpose of awak
ening one unnecessary pang, in a heart
already lacerated; but to remind you of the
irreparable wrong done to the victim of
your cruelty in sheer justice to him tvhn.-p
voice is now hushed in death, nnd whose
wrongs can be only vindicated, by the living
action of the law. II, therefore, you may,
nt any moment, think your case a hard one,
and your punishment lo'i severe; if one
repining thought arises in your mind, one
murmuring word seeks utterance from
your lips; think! oh think of him, instantly
deprived of life, by your guilty hand; then,
if not lost to nil sense of lelrihulive justice
if you have any compunctious rising of
conscience, you may he ready to exclaim,
in the bitter anguish of truth, "I have (in
neJ against Heaven and my own soul,
my punishment is just. God be merciful
lo nie a sinner."
God grant that your example may afford
a solemn warning to all, especially to the
young. May il impress deeply upon every
mind the salutary lesson it is intended to
teach, to guard against the indulgence of
unhallowed and vindictive passion; to resist
temptation to every selfish, sordid, and
wickeJ purpose; to listen to the warnings
of conscience and yield to the claims of
duty, nnd whilst they instinctively shrink
with abhorrence from the first thought ol
assailing the life of another, may they learn
to reverence the laws of God and society,
designed lo sccuie protection to their own.
We forbear, for obvious considerations,
from adding such words of advice, as may
be sometimes thought appropriate on oc
casions like this; it has only been our
province, on occasions like the present, to
address the illiterate, the degraded, the out
cast, whose early life has been cast amongst
the Ticious, the neglected, the abandoned
who have been blest with no means of
moral and religious culture, who have
never received the benefits of cultivated
society, nor enjoyed the sweet and enno
bling influences ol home, lo such an one.
a word of advice, upon an occasion so im
pressive, may be a word fitly spoken, and
tend to good; but in a case like this, -when
these circumstances are all reversed, no
word of outs could be more efficacious than
the suggest ions of your own better thoughts,
to which we commend you.
AgiinM the crime of wilful murder, ol
which you stand convicted, a crime at
which humanity shudders, a cr'me every
where, and under al! forms of society,
regarded with the deepest abhorrence,
the law bas denounced its severest penal
lies, in these few, simple, hut solemn and
impressive words: "Every person who
shall commit the crime of murder, shall
suffer the punishment of math for the
same.' The msnilest object or ibis law,
it the protection and security ( human
life, the most important object of a just
and paternal government. It is made the
duty of ibis Court to declare this penalty
against any one, who shall have been found
guilty, in due course of the administration
of Justice, ol having violated this law. Ii
is one of the most solemn acts of judicial
power which an earthly tribunal can be
called upon 10 exercise. It is a high nnd
exemplary manifestation of the S'lvereisn
authority of the law, as well in its stem
and inflexible severity, as in its protecting
and paternal benignity, U punishes the
guilty wiih severity, 111 order that the riiflu
to the enjoyment ol life, the most precious
of all rights, may he more effectually se
cured. By the record belore us, il appears
Hint you have been indicted by the Grand
Jury of ibis county, lor the crime of mur
der, alleging that on the 2:d of November
last, you made an nssault on the person of
Dr. Geo. 1'urkman, nnd by nets of violence
you deprived linn of life, with malice aforei
thought.
This is alleged lo have been done, within
llie rpariments of a public institution in
this city the Medical College, of wjiich
you were a Professor and Instructor, uprn
the person of a man of mature age, well
known, nnd of extensive connexions in this
community, and a benefactor of that Insti
tution. The charge of an offence so ag
gravated, in the midst of a peaceful com
munity, created an instantaneous out hurst of
surprise, alarm nnd terror, and was follow
ed by universal and intense anxiety to learn,
by the results of n judicial proceeding,
whether this charge was true. The day of
trial came, a court was oiganixed to con
duct it a jury almost of your own choos
ing was selected, in the murder best calcu
lated to insure intelligence and impartiality
Counsel were appointed to assist you in
conducting your delence, who have done
all that learning, eloquence, and skill could
accomplish, in presenting your defence in
lis best aspects. A very large number of
witnesses were carefully examined, and
after a laborious trial, of uriprecr dented
length, conducted as we hope, wi;h pa
tience and fidelity thai jury have pro
nounced you guilty.
The last sad duty of pronouncing sen
tence, which is indeed the voice of the law,
and not our own, yet in civing it utter
ance, we cannol do it with llie feelings (,f
indifference, as a formal and official act.
God loibid Hint we should be prevented
fiotii indulging and exposing those irre
pressible feelings of interest, sympathy, nnd
compassion, which arise spontaneously in
our hearts. And we do most sincerely and
cordially deplore the distressing condition
into which crime bas brought you, and
thouuli we have no word of present" con
solation, or of earthly hope, to offer you in
this hour of your affliction, yet we devoutly
commend vou toll.e mercy of our Heaven
ly Father, with whom is abundance ol
mercy, and from whom we may, all hope
for pardon and peace. And now nothing
remains but the solemn duty of pronounc
ing the sentence which the law fixes Cur the
crime of murder, of which you stand con
vicled, which sentence is, that you, John
W. Webster, bo removed fiom this place,
and detained in close custody in the prison
of this County, and thence taken, at such
time as llie Executive Government of this
Common wealth may, by their ivarrenl ap.
prove, to the place of execution, au.l there
be hung by llie neck until you are dead
and may God, ol his lufiaile. truodness,
have mercy on your foul.
Power of Steam. 'Is it siame?" said
An Irishmar; 'by the saintly St. l'a'lnick,!
but il'j a great thing intirely, for drivin'l
things il put me through nine Slates in a .
day! divil word lie in it.'
Nine States?' exclaimed a dozen in as-j
tonishmcnt. j
Vis, nine of them, be jabers, as nisy nsl
a cat 'ud lick her t at! D'yez see, now; I
got married in New York in llie inorniV, 1
and wint wid my wil'- Biddy to Baltimore
llie same day hould your wist now, nnd ,
count the stales. There was ihe State ol
matrimony, which I entered frnr.i a single
slate, arid a sober state, in the Slate ol New ,
York, nnd ( wint through New Jarsey,
Pinsylvane and Diliwaur intu Maryland, I
where I arrived in a most beautiful state of
jollification! There is nine, by the rod 0(1
Moses count em 11 yez Use. ueh! but ,
stame's a scrouger!"
Dr. Chnnning says; "The greatest man
is he who choses the right with invincible
resolution, who resists the sorest leniptaj
liont from within and without, who bears .
Ihe heaviest burdens cheerfully, who is,
calmest in sloims, and most fearless under
menace and frowns, whose reliance on
truth, on virtue, on God, it must unfallen
ing.
Will nme tmarl man tell ut ihe differ
ence between cashmere and mere cash. j
Who knows! j
There is a man in Troy to mean that lie j
wishet hit landlord lo reduce the price of J
his board because he bas had two ol bis
teetb M'racted.
PROGRESS of the UNITED STATES.
The following table, showing tbe period
at which the several States have been ad
mitted into the Union, tells more in relation
to the progress of the country than could be
(old id n volume of crude speculation. The
first thirteen of the list are the immortal
States of the revolution, Vermont was ihe
first State' east of the Alleghanies to be ad
milled, and Kentucky llie first State west
of them. VVe are not intimately acquainted
with the history of Vermont, but we know
something of that of Kentucky and the
west; and we utideriak'' to say, that none
of the colonies ol ancient or modern times
encountered more da users and difficulties
tliiin Ihe early seltle-s of Kentucky, and
few ol tlirV.as many as were encountered
in everyWnte How comprised within the
Mississippi Valley.
When we remember that at the close of
the revolutionary war there was not, prob
ably, as many as one thousand white men
in all the western Slates, and when we
consider that n pup 11 la 1 ion of sixty thousand
souls h:is been required by law to entitle n
Sialt- to ndmis-ion into the Union, the dates
al which the Stales of the great valley were
admitted exhibit a rapidity of improvement
and advancement altogether unparallel in
the history of nation?. But not only has
this real valley been populated and re
claimed to llie uses of civilization the
greatest mountain barrier in the world has
been surmounted by American enterprise,
ami llie foundation of new States laid,
fronting on the P.icilic, those ancient coun
tries in which science and civilization had
eir birth-place :
. Delaware, 7 Dec, 1787
I y. Pennsylvania, 12 ' "
;j- New Jersey, 18 " "
, Georgia, 2 Jan., 17SS
fi. Connecticut, 9 " "
(I. Massachusetts, (5 Feb., "
7. Maryland, US Aptil, '
J 8. South Carolina, 2'J May, "
I '.I. New Hampshire, M June, "
! to. Virginia, 20 "
II. New York, '2 July, "
-2 North Carolina, 20 Nov., 1780
13. Rhode Hand, 29 May, 1790 j
.. Vermont, 4 March, 1791 1
I"). Kentucky, I June, I7'.r
10. Tennessee, I " 1790 1
17. Ohio, 29 Nov., 180-2!
Ii? Louisiana, 8 April, I8l'2i
19. Indiana. II Dec, 18101
20. Mississippi, 10 " 1817.
o Illinois. 3 " 1818 1
2. Alabama, 4 1819.
2:?. M ime, ir March, I820j
21. Missouri, 10 Aug , 1824
25. Arkansas, 15 June, 18110
S) Michigan, 20 ' I8u7
17. Florida. 7 March, 1814
S Texas, 29 Dec, 18 15
29. Wisconsin, 29 1818
30. Iowa, 1819
There are three companions with whom
n man should a ways keep on good terms
his wife, his stomach, nnd his conscience
Mr, Wakely, ihe editor of the Lancet,
has given it as his opinion that all drunk
arils are lu'tatics, and should be sent to the
asylum.
It is well to remember sometimes that
six feel of earth mikes all till men of one
size I
Th at Atvvi'i. S.icint. Bennett, of the
New York ll-rtld, says his "cruss.eye,"
was occasioned by watching Ihe winding
course uf Martin Van Uuren.
A Seam Ron- Explosion and Loss of
Like. The steamer Tmy, on her passage
from Sanduky l Buffalo, attempted lo get
intu Black Rock, in a storm, to land her
pas-engers, u hen her boilers exploded,
occasioning til" loss of some twelve lives,
as far as vas a-oermined, hesules a numbei
ot persons scalded and otherwise injured.
St. Louis I'i.ection T. W. Kenneti,
whig, is elected Mayor of St. Louis, by a
majority of live hundred over the Benton
Candidate,
As length of ICV is denied to us, we
should at least, du something 10 show thai
we have lived.
Cr.owiso Wheat Crops in Wlsco:
sin. The Watertown (Wis.) Chronicle
says.
"The winter has been unfavorable lo ihe
wheat crop. The absence of snow has exi
posed it to our strong wintrv winds; while
nor warm days and freezing nights have
seriously affected the lender roots."
As Active LKoisLATon.-Mr. Saw
vcr, a member of llio Maswar.hiiscUs
Legislator, frntn IJerlin. i the sUze
driver from that town to Action. He
leave Sierliti every uioriiini: with 1 1 is
niac, ami readiest Action in season
l".r il'.i lirt train of car from Fitch
luirj:. which arrives in litis city nhout
n ,.YI,.(-k. frivin! him two hours In
deliver his packages, (for he it known,
lie runs an express in connexion with
hi slai;.) At eleven he is always
founil i his seat, ready to attend to
the afTiirs of State, so far as Berlin
is concerned. He is an inteieating
Lcislator Boston Jke.
MACHINE SERMONS, NO. I.
BV LAZARUS I.ACI1RV MOSE.
"Except ye do belter, ye shall Lc snowed
under."
This emphatic declaration my bearers,
conies home to Ihe heart and gizard of ev
ery mother's son of you. There is no use
in salving up your consciences, and plas
tering them over with the ointment of your
good deeds. Depend upon 11 my hearers,
your consciences are like a sponge; when
Ihe lime comes and llie squeeze pinches,
they will shrink up, and all rhose plasters
will fall off, and leave your heart as black
as a piece of burnt cork.
Some of you my hearers, belong to the
"Sons of Temperance," some to the "Odd
Fellows," some to the "Masons." and
many of you "ye wicked generation of vi
pers," are members of the churches; all
very good so far as they go
But I am afraid, some of you, "Sons of
Temperance," send your jugs and decan- guide you onward in the glorious cause in
ters in al the back doors of the groceries I which you are engaged. The banner which
and have them filled with "blue ruin; and j you unfurl does not invite to that stern
some how or other, I fear that ihe stopper 1 conflict of arms, where fee man contends
won': slay in. This course, my dear , against foeman in battle array, but it waves
heaters, will not make your breath as pleas- j its chastened fohb over the peaceful con
ant as cologne. No, miscalled "Suns of , test of self against self. They who come
Temperance," it will smell as bad la your! forth victors in such a p0mh.1t, deserve to
wives and sweet-hearts as a pole cai in a wear a crown of honor more splendid than
cabbage patch. "Son of Temperance do j ever decked the brow uf a victorious chief,
not thus make a beast of yourself; slick as j Sons of Temperance : The pious, the
close to your pledge as red clay does lo a ! wise, the good, ihe geneious and noble,
while hog in the gutter, or a sixpence to j cheer you onward. Fathers, Mothers,
some of your pockets. j Brothers, Sisters, the moral would cry, go
"Odd Fellowship," my erring friends on ! In so ennobling a cause, let none fal
and wayward hearers, I am afraid cloaks ter let nil persevere even unto ihe end.
common fellows under its beautiful name. In conclusion, permit me to express Ihe
Do not forget, my hearers, t be as upright ! hope, that your future progress may be most
as a dandy's collar, and honest as "old j brilliantly marked with Love for the order,
tunes" in this poor stnlul worlu : aci j
stratght forward like a shingle and you will
be odd enough; fear God and mind your
own business, and you will be found true
a j cast. steel when the great crash comes.
My distressed hearers, I said some of
you were "Masons." Well be masons,
good and true. Don't go about building
on the sands of your seHi.hiiets if you do,
they will tumble down one ot Ihese days
and you will feel had : when you build, dig
down in your heart to the true grit, then
lay the foundation with truth, build up the
walls with justice and use the mortar of
right, and when the winds bluw and Ihe
storms come, your house will siiitid. Some , receive, in testimony of the warm feel
of you have built mightily out of";iumo" ,9 you entertain for ihe order of the Sons
the 'level' of equality oome of you nev- 0f Temperance. This being your request,
er use. Ainl you ashamed of yourselves, I sunvr me ,0 declare lo you in the name of
you poor, miserable, worms of llie dust our ()rder, and with you, your fair constil
and ashes? To ride rough shod over the j uents, that it is with no ordinary degree o(
humble creatures of God creation who
have not the almighty dollar. Look out
old fellows; there is a time coiniug, when
you will have as little on your backs as
there is on a sheared sheep or a picktd
goose.
My impstienl hearers, some of you be
long 10 the Church, yes, iefonir lo the
Church, and I fear that is all. I ntn afraid
the Church won't save some of vou; you
have not enough of the salt of godliness
to save your bacon. The church can't lake
a man or a woman to heaven that carries
loo much weight; some of you I see are
pretty well loaded. Look out, or you will
miss the straight gate. My mistaken hear
ers, don't delude yourselves; a long face
and a longer prayer are no recommenda
tions in heaven; when you want to know
how you stand before your innker, turn
your bosom inside out and see how your
heart is ; that's the place to look at; oh!
don't think that just belonging lo the church
will make you tafe; that is only the sign
'.hat you are a christian or a knavish hypo
crite, and not the sent of your salvation.
It is an awful thing 10 (imp off and find
that you are going the wrong way to heav
en. "Thus saith llie preacher.1 Amen."
Pefimtiox op Doomatisw. "Roh
crt, mv dear," said Jenny, with the
deferential air of a scholar, "Robert.
what did Mr. Carraways mean when
ho said ho hated dog dogmatism ?"
Topps was puzzled.
-Robert, my dear." Jenny tir-jcd,
"what what in the world is dog
matism ?"
Now it was the weakness of Topps
never to confess ignorance of nny
lh:ng soever lo his wile. "A man
should never do it." ToPPs had been
known in a convivial season to de
clare, "it makes 'em conceited.'
Whereupon Topps prepared himself,
as was his wont, to make a solemn,
satisfying answer. Taking nfThis hat
and smoothing the wrinkles of Lis
brow. Topps said. "Humph! what is
dogmatism? Why, it is this, of course;
dogmatism is puppyism come to its
full growth."
How to naiva k Hoasa As you
would tave the urength and wind or a
burse, drive t'ow up lull; and as you v!u
your own and the life of the hmse. duve
slow down hdl. But on level ground il
you mMl drive fast draw a straight rein
aod "to him slide."
TEMPERANCE CELEBRATION.
The following are the remarks. of Miss
Camiion on presenting the Bible to the
Polk Division Sons ol Temperance, at the
celebration at Benton on the IGih March
Sir: I have the honor ol being chosen
on behalf of the Ladies of Benton and vi
cinity, to present in their names, to the
Polk Division of the Sons of Temperance,
a copy of the Holy Bible. They request
its acceptance, as a testimonial of the high
and approving consideration with which
they regard the order of the Sons of Tem
perance, lis sacred paaes are stored with
precepts, breatheing, not onlv the purest
piety, but also ihe most elevated philan
thropy, la it is found that great com
mandment, on which is based Ihe orfr Of
the Sons ol Temperance, "Thou shall lova
thy neighbor as thy self."
Be pleased, Sir, to receive this Volume,
j and may its noble teachings strengthen and
Purity of motive,, nnd Fidelity 10 princi-
pie.
Mr. Renfrew replied as lollows:
Miss Catnron : 1 fee) myself honored on
this occasion, i:i receiving nt your hands
this, the best of all gifts. Proud am J, that
that particular order of men whom I rep
resent, and whom the Ladies esteem so
highly, have accounted me worthy the
name of a brother nnd fellow-laborer, in
the accomplishment of the great end which
wp, Ihe Sons of Temperance, propose.
You come as the legal repentaiive of the
Ladies of Benton and vicinity, and as such,
you bring this Bible which you request us
. pleasure thai I comply with the requests of
the Ladies on all occasions, but more J -pecially
the delightful task which you now
impose. With ptoud saii-faction, we re
ceives! your bauds this Volume, and with
it we are plen'ed to have your good wish
es, your influence, and your helping hand.
The truthes contained in this Book, the
generuusness and authenticity of its differ
ent parts, its uncompleted preservation,
its inestimable value, its divine origin pre
sent an inexhaustible fund of materials for
our consideration am! meditation. It is the
only sufficient rule for our filth and prac
tice, and the one by which we should be
governed in all cur actions. Il is alone an
infallible guide to our lives and conduct.
This Book we should lead and study Willi
prayerful attention, in order to become
well informed and wi-c unto salvation.
The good effects of this Book have been
seen nnd felt in all countries into which it
has found its way. It is that, before which,
the powers of darkness recede, and the
world is made wiser and better. With
out tlifj Bible, we know nothing as wt
should; but with it. God has given us all
things necessary lo our salvation. It ita
beacon light lo direct mm into the way of
righteousness and j'iy. leading from Ihil
wo stricken ivorld id ihe salubrious climet
ol inefTable glory. Truly may we say 10
Ihe language of Ihe Poet,
O! blessed hook, of hunks the best,
Dearest sill of God bin one;
And that surpassed all the rest.
The gift ol Christ, "His mly Son.
And now brethren. Sons ol Temperance,
what have we to fear ? We may come to
nought, it is true, lul if we do, il will bt
chargeable alone upon our unfaithfulness,
as Sons and brethren; for while we adhere
to the principles ol our order, which piin
ciples are founded upon the precepts oftht
Bible, enjoining it upon all men lo love
une another, we may go on oui effort!
being crowned with frreat surcess. Hav
ing: the Ladies to befriend us. the Bible to
direct, and God to hh ss and help us, we
will unfurl our banner to ill" breeze, bid
defiance to our enemies, go on our way re
joiceing.and with the appioving smiles ol
the lair donors of ihn B mk, we will coma
off more than conquerors!
A friend of ours, who refuset to emi
grate 10 California, eivt as a reason, that,
Mhere it more gold in thit country than
he can iUhet." A pretty good reason, wa
t'link.
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