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" "We will cling to the Pillars -of the Temp a; Liberties, and If it mast fall, we will Perlbh amidst the Ruins.
W. F. DURIeS & SOX, Proprietors. EDGFI S. C., JUNE 2018.*
'r*- WE take advantage of a few days
absence and give-up our entire.space to our
Correspondent " Pasrrs," whose article
.ll-be found: below.
- or te Avertiser.
DEAR Sm :--After the very courteous
nisner in which you have treated my first
. communication, I feel reluctant to disregard,
even jn appearance, your preferences in re
lation to the vastly important subject.of the
Apostolic Succession.
- I do not- wish to seem inlecorous 'P ob.
trading the views of my own Church Before
unwilliug hearers or readers, but as I con
ceive my meaning in a former communica
tion to have been misapprehended by you, I
beg you will give -the privilege of an expla
nation. I think your friends are mistaken
in tbeir vie~vs of a religious discussion. Dis
cussion, conducted as it should be by chris
* timn gendemen, can neverbe prejudicial to
- the cause oftrut.andgodliness. If the law
of charitfis observed the weakest christian
need not be of'ended.
In sy former communicatioa I committed
myself distinctly to bring your definition of
di&Aj.oule to the teat of the scriptures; by
that -committal I shall strictly abide. And
.tow let as see what process of twisting I
. have 'aiplied. to your definition. You asked,
"-Whatwas an Apostle l" You answered,
-i must' have seen- Christ, have heard his
. oie,]and have-betn able to work miracles.
This was your defanition. Now, what is a
'efinition but a description by which a per
ion or.thing.may:be distinguished or known
from otherpei-sons or things I That is, a de.
fnitiia contains 'the diferentia,. whieh mark
the distinction between one individual or class
and others. When, therefore, you gave the
three marks aliove indicated, in answer to the.
question "' What is an Apostle g" why of
course the reader could only understandyou
to meap they were the marks. by which an
Apostle was known from other officers or
membersof the Church. .. therefore replied,
you must surely be misled in supposing these
to be the djferentia of an apostle, for on
turning to the.Bible, 1 fine.that..nny other
Christians, both men and wonen,. had the
same marks. Hence; I said; "either the El
wentb fthore was mu
titudinous succession, or else that to have seen
the Lord, to have heard hig voice, and to
- have possessed the Rower of working mira
les, were never the marks by which to dis
tinguish an Apostle from a Deacon, or even
from a layman- and a woman. If -a given
quality or peculiarity- is claimed as an ear
mark, it is sufficient to show that. many or
all other individual.s of the sanie-class pos
"seas the same quality or peculiarity to prove
the one alleged is no ear mark. This is just
what I did in reference to your definition. I
proved that the marks allegedby you were
not the marks of an Apostle, but that they
were distinguished by. some other qualifca
tiens. - This does not appear to me to be a
process of twisting. You seem now to re
linquish that which I took to be your defini
tion of an Apostle. You now write: "W hat
we''said was simply, that to be an 'Apostle,
. one must have these qualifications." You
may as well have said that to be an Apostle
one-must .be a man. Neither would answer
your qoestion, "Wfhat is an Apostle I" Now
then, examine the force of your illustrations.
Were I to ask you what js-a Deacon in a
Baptist church, you surely would not answer
m re that he is one who had been immersed, for
. I would at once reply, that does not explain
- wlaat.Iisa ojice is, for all your members are
*immersed. -Were I to ask you .for the de
finition of anl Episcopal minister, you surely.
could not answer, he is qo who has been
-confirnied, for I woulld remind you that all
-our menihers are confimed. Butyou would
not give .me such an answer. You- would
-say rather, an Episcopal ministor is one who
has boon -ordained by our Bishops, and all.
persons so oi'dained, are Episcopal-mninisters.
-You- -would say a Baptist deacon -is one
- solemnly-set apart-fr-eertain purposes in a
Baptist congregation, and all persons so set
spart, for these purposes, are.Baptist Deal
' cons. Now, I un.derstood .you to say that
the three qualifications mentioned by joru
*defined the office of an Apostle, but it seems
-you Qply meant that Apostles must have
those. Then you should have said that all
khristians must have those, and if no one
* wJivingcan have-tliem,-then there can be
-mneititer ehristians nor apostles
- tBmt, dear gir, thbere 1are distinctive
inarks~ ele hih an apostle may be known
4rom a Ian, and if youa have not attempt
-ed to giwe thedm, I beg'you will state what
you deem to. he dhe dsferentia of an Apes
.tolic office. -
Ba't it.-.seems to.: pead to sonie'of my
*coteiporaries,'. that you sail sling. to your
-dAefnition adf an Apostle, for you say.: "hbut
. ddes Parimreau,"er.any of his frateriuty
.riously dispute that those things, i. a., hay.
sugad.personal acquaintance with Chrisl
- sonreway ; 'and the: possession of- theie
- U- atent fromn heaven ; the power of per.
J6IID~. iatural works, were nedessa
- ltrogiied of a man as an apostle.'
- - P4.bU~IlkCO 6 o'show'by quotations
* &6lithieft is specially men.tioned
sDK~aiDtif seefl thE L~ord, heard him
* olIc tiMid eite;of -working mira
ecs? ' f~~is by using
plor ef#i tvi ' hihst bolnitr,
g a for'' it9hr*feCo ersonabm
- seonof-thdso'lettertpaibags-f gh
* ot litat to-the'istne ?l*rie quali ~:iou
47orrefeieUsefo Si~iL.9Ne I#IIjsg
weesar dpeiedthbatsthe Mq~*~ idUsseU
de~se powess; bAssite~M~dthatsianl
. seia~ls:ou edthew,:abhireferetl
tspaurnsthae-6On igh
usegger uwbekrih jby
. It is true, I have denied the necessity of
any extraordinary, that is, miraculous quali.
fications for one to hold the office of an
Apostle. The original twelve, indeed, and
two or their successors, Sts. Mattiias and
Paul, did possess extraordinary or miracu
lous powers, which were necessary in begin
ning the new dispensation, justas.Moses and
Aaron, and their immediate successors had
miraculous influence in *commencing the
former ; but after that necessity passed away,
the successors of the twelve Apostles no
more retained them than did the line of suc
cessors to Adam and his sons.
If you suppose the office of an apostle in
the church is extinct, -because their succes
sors, the Bishops, do not possess miraculous
powers, then you must also suppose there
are no " believers" in the world, a because
members of the Church have not the miracu
lous powers of the first christians--laymen
and women. .
In contending for your definitions, if you
will still allow me to call it such, you have
cited two instances from the bible, in which
you allege some kind of personal acquain
tance with Christ seems to be required to the
recognition of an .Apostle. I.propose to call
your attention to several important points
connected with those instances. You have
shown from scripture that the original twelve,
to whom, in your first article you could: al
low no successors, had really two succes
sors. I beg you. to examine them again.
Forty days had . elapsed since the vacancy
caused -by the death of Judas. occurred.
During those forty days our Lord was "go
ing in and out among them, speaking of the
things pertaining to " the kingdom of God,"
and if we scrutinize the nature of those in
terviews, we find them mainly occupied with
the powers of the ministry, the sacrament,
and the church, or as St. Luke terms it,
" the kingdom of God." Yet, all this while
that " He went in out among them," he did
not appoint a successor to Judas; but as
soon as He ascended his apostles entered in
to the election. No believer, theni, can-as
sme that the Lord taught them that their
number was never to be increased, or that
they' proceeded on their own.notion. It is
true that Dr, SjvoDaAss attributed it to the
"characteristic. precipitation of Peter," as
several infidels had done before him. Mat
thias then was chosen "that. he may take
part of this ministry and apostleship," and
"was numbered with the eleven apostles."
Acts I. Here th'en are thirteen apostles.
But the number is increased again by your
o q_sln to fourteen at ,n ,dia'ererit
the first successor from among " those men
which have companied with us, all the time
the Lord went in and out among us," the
head of the church Himself chooses the se
cond successor, or fourteenth apostle, from
among' those who did not company with
them one hour of that time. And may not
this have been to. teach the apostles that it
was not necessary to confine themselves to
their former companions. If you allege then,
that St. Paul was miraculously called, we
answer Matthias was not so. He was called,
as was Aaron, through the agency of his
fellow man.
You might have proceeded further and
named other apostles, some of whon the
bible no where 'records as having "compan
ied with the apostles beginning' with the Bap
isi of John," as Epaphroditus, Barnabas,
imothy, Titus, And others, so that, your de
finition, [ submit, is in every respect defee
tiv. In my last I gave, to meet the particu
lar view broached by .you,a partial definition
containing two of. their powers, the third you
have mentioned.in your last quotations from|
the Acts, viz: the powver to confirm, so then,
the apostolic office as always held by the
church consists, not in its extaordinary. but
ordinary powers, in ordinary confirming and
ruling. .Those powers, as they'-are and were
necessary to the. continued existence of the
kingdom of Christ, must belong permanently
to thefr office: the extraordinary or miracu
lous powers belong to them and- to others, as
founders of a new Dispensation, and theyv
who snceeeed them in their office succeeded
to the powers properly belonging to-the of
fic, and not to the incidental miraculous
powers. This is all we claim for our Bish
ops, and this is what the church in all ages
claimed for-the Bishops. You have certain
ly presented in a ridiculous light the illustra
tion of the learned Blackstone. But this
may well be turned over to your " Lawyer
friend," who can but admit it to be)s good
an illustration'of the succession of adi incor
poration, as can be well conceived. The
successive individuals of no corporation are
the same in' all-respects, nor is water in the
same state at all times; still corporations do
coninue with' the same powers -and rights;
and the river Thames has continued and its
successive particles flow by " London town"
without abatement. This is all .Blackstone
claimed for corporations, and' this is all we
claimed for the uninterrupted succession of
Bishops. -
. We held, then, as 'th'e doctrine of all ages
that when Jesus Christ- said to the eleven
apostles': '"Lo I afti with you always, even
unto the end of dlie worid," he spoke to then
.as a corpor ate body, for He knew that titey as
idiiduals 'could .pot live'"unto the end ol
the world?? To them, t~drpfdre, who belong
to that' corporata body, i. e. to' them whb
wqge appointed by the apostles a'those
whon they appointed again,.on dowi to the
resent-j ay; He spoke; hence these hav4
'the edmumission to baptize, or else, when thi
eleven apostles .died, the authority to preaci
and baptize in Chrisit'a name, died with then
Tie only way then in which one can aboy
that he has the right 'to. baptize, i. e. to affi:
the seal of the Gospel Covenant-.to -individu
al Tilles, is the show Ihat he has receivedihi
commissiQs from one of the coporate bod*
whom.Christ appbointerd to act in that'offieia
s.pacit for him.
'ths'v'bssed ther succession of- Apostle's
ii*called Bishops, (history discloses thi
a " 'o techange of name,) upon tk
~. ud we receive it-as an ar
ti~o~ye...-.,.edsave taken thegkrounl
l son .sId- .e flo ; .for.ItItaa been, a
a mekitwicafc 5.ou Atatcit, a receiv
ed doctrine in every age of the church, 'that
no ordination was valid but that of Bishops:
this doctrine has been a constant guard upon
the Episcopal succession. As it was univer
sally .believed that Bishops alone could or
dain, it was morally impossible that any per
son could palm' themselves off on the church,
and be received as Bishops who had not
been so consecrated by living Bishops. - As
well may you suppose that- 1 and: others
could combine and assume and be allowed
to enjoy the vested rights of any existing
corporation. Is it not morally.. Impossible
that any one should now be made a Bishop
in the Episcopal church without Episcopal
consecration I Is there any possibility 'of
any one forging Holy Orders and utealing a
Bibhoprick by any stratagem g. It is moral
ly impossible, because it is a-well establish
ed doctrine among us, that a Bishop can be
made only by.Bishops. Now as this doctrine
among us must necessarily prevent any one
being a Bishop in our church without Epis
copal consecration, 'so it must have the same
effect in every age, past 'as well as ours ; and
consequently it as reasonable to believe.that
the succession of Bishops was not broken in
any age since the apostles, asthat it was not.
broken in the Ameican church for these last
seventy years, The same doctrine' which
preserves- it seventy years will as well pre
serve it eighteen hundred years. If there
fore, you still think the promise of Christ
has failed, ( beg you' will show when, where,
how the succession'was broken. If yo cat
not do this, I claim to have established that
it is as important for Christ's disciples, " to
continue in the apostles' fellowship," as in
their "doctrine." The latter they may do in
some sense by having similar.doctrines, the
former they cannot do, but by being mem:
bers of the actual organization established
by them, and this actual connection can only
be maintained by an unbroken succession of
officers and members of the one organiza
tion. - PRESBYTER.
About six years ago, a colporteur of the'
American Tract Society, was travellin n
horse back through one of 'tie most moun
tainous portions of Cherokee, Georgia, laden
with books for distribution and.sale. When
passing thot a rsow!;oebadb, ,
1 reon to pass, "e met a
man with 'a jug. - The jug had no handle
but was held by an old greasy. leathern
string lied around the -neck. The-' colpor
tur accosted him:
"Good morning, sir, can .1 sell .you a
" No, sir, I have no money,' was the reply.
" Where are you going, my friend, with
your jug I"
" To the still-house, sir."
" Suppose yo'n take the money, with which
you propose to buy the whiskey, and buy a
good book-and' go home without the whis
key and read your book,, and I. promise you
it will be far better for you." .
"But; sir,.I have no money, andI am. tb
get the whiskey on a credit.".
"Well, my friend I will make another
proposition. .I will buy your. jug, and give
you a book for it., What do. you say to
'rTho man with the jug hesitated awhile,
and then replied: " I will let you have-the
The colporteur took the jug, and gave
him a copy of the Temperance Manual, and
hanging his new. purchase on hisarms jour
neyed on till night; when he gave the jug to
the lady Qf the house 'at which' he spent the
night.. H1e visited several families before
night, howiever', carrying the jug,.whiph was
a great matter of astonishment and wonder
to all who' 'saw him, and .the question was
frequently a'e '"Wat are you going to
do with that'jug." - . -
Tihe colporteur heard 'nothing more of the
man from whom he bought the jug,- until
this year during the sitting of. the Superior
Court in the county of' C- -- six yearb
having elapsed. -'Being at 'Court, still'"en-.
gaged in colportage for the Tract Society,
he was accosted by a gentleman, with the
inquiry, " Do y6u remember trading . for'a
jug severalyearsaago in the hills-above here I"
"i do, sir,"-replied the colporteur.. " Yon
der," said the gentleman, pointing. to' 'a sober
looking man, " is the man from. whom you
bought it. He was at the time you met
him a drunkazrd-a' pest to so'eiety. Now
hie is 4 sober man,'and. has been ever sine
the day you took his jug away from him.
He is noiw an" 'orderly and consistent mem.
her of the Methodist Charch,- and enjoys
religion. '.He is' industrious and sdpports his
family well, .whereas while he ,awiiedtthe
jug, he did little-'else than make his visits to
the still house, and fill' and empty his jog."
- The colporteur feeling.some. interest, in
~uiredi of the refe'rm'ed man how-the 'change
was so suddenly wrought on him--" was it
the tract?" " No," said he, " it was your
determination and' the interest youtseemed
to 'manifest in 'my welfare, and besides this
you took my jug, and that 'set-me thinkiri'
-then' I went horne and read the tract, and
determined by the h-elp, of. God, ( would no'
ver 'drink another drop-and I have been
enabled to keep my prdmise."'
,Thiss is a plain unvarnished tale,' and
shows. bow much may 'be done by _strong
personal efforts. " Cast -thy bread'upon the
waters, for thou shalt find it aftr many days.'
2-We are-informed, says the 'Athens Herald
(Ala.) by a gebtleman, whose veraeity a
reliability we can vduch for, that a youth ui
,theadjoining'cointrof Lawrence while onl
fishing one da'last 'seek, was stung, by
-. Locust frgin -h48fbets of which -he died al
the intention of aftf p as 'bait, and pu
thein ini'hi. hat for' 'kkfe g, wtien on'
'of thsem stung hid'on tiheradgbausiogedhu
?1' /sp tSwap-" Boot" Given
4c4cItis now,
more than a ago that two citizens of
thisrgion . simple men-who bad
lonrlived:on squats" as lords of
two 'everaJ ;,met together for the
purpose dfa i ab. They wre "in
tended" move r wed of East Mississippi,
and afflicted. that singular mania of
ihich sonie "r possessed, to follow
several- hundy easa twowbeeled oxcart
and a solitary " ofbullocks, in quest of
Dream -Land, had determined upon
migrating, one " la6ama, 'the other to.
Texas.. Of. Co meeting 'was anaf.
fecting one, In with all thesolemnity.
of an eternal uce. We shall calf one
Dick' and te. idiah, merely for the
sake of distic e nd not desiring tomake
public their ess
After some on conversation, Dick
pulled out his fe, opened it, and com
menced nd whittling, as prelimina.
ry to a sugg of unusual gravity. It
was a large d, :venerable log upon
which they we. ed-Dick at one end
and ObediabAt lier, " uxtaposition,"
as Gov.Foote 4 say. .'O jah noticed
the gesticula " vemet, and'pidked' his
ears for thei " something pathetic.
tt last, Dick, a acing the timber to a
ittle hillock mared to Obediah.
that he had ;} . g of a very delicate
nature to 'tal . "Go ahead!" said
Obed, with an _-ngIearetneoi.
And' thus Dic menced : "1You'know,
Gb, that me and wife he got to gittin'
doin' very badly.' some howhor other,
kinder slants fo of late days. Andf I
t'ought, as I w ae to Taxas and you
to Yallabam,. tI~a ".uld offer to swap~you
my tige for you see here, Ob, won't
give boot !'"~~
After a_ pause,. ch many a thought,
passed rapidly ' the mind of Osedish
he answeredp.. t (
S"Well, Dick b 't know but nwhat I'll
do it. But you -n6w, my Pol is purtier
than your Sal ha o know she ise youn
ger critter by 12- -years.. Now, .Dick,
'old fellow, how you likeatoa trade a
young and likely 'rmn old broke wind.
ed and homely. b lid~ git no boot?"."
The argument clincher; and Dick,
th6'" reluctant. to .; ledge it, manifestly,
flt itsi force. farther pauleying,
iwas -greed Ii faithless Bene
that the former should give the latter, in the
wy of pboot, a cow and calf, two goats, an
old shot guna wd i aa ox 'bell p
The 'treaty of exchange waso ratified c
cordingly, and Sal went to "Yallabam" and
Pol to' "Ta~cas." The respective children of
the two mothers remained with.their respect
ive fathers, and thuv were favored with that
peculiar t elation, a step mother, by process
of swapping.
We assure our readers that this statement
is substantially true, the incidents 'having
actually occurred as above related. Itemay
be, however, that so far as the wives are con
cerned, the swap was more formal than
actual; that in brief, the kow, calf, goats,
sh~ot gun, and ox bell were a ,~dead loss"
ob the part of Dick, and but fair tribute to
mercenary Obedia. ,he parties were both
subscribers to the' Eastern Clarion, and we
imibe from thse sne, whev, moa
give beot efcso erydcain
purer moaliy pan aidhr many etimagte
passeld deapibys th e msid o O oa
heanfawered:ln.i~loi~trs ..i
half ll, hicckun i tknowi mut b'at pll
d~ it.acetfou aesmir, Po is toadtir
the ans oura; afi o kow shetiosyun
'The cfe l , however ar e t te ae
cupnando tike praneyany oldns Drokesd
of wind homesy ae gtnofrqe, andot ee
wolfe aeute( isqie r com; and Diok
th'rinagetan to glpedgef is, lanige bliy
bteltsfr. "Aft Tea is rthe paaeyingi
tils andgreepig thd Ratles en e-c
hasi snesfreonmerous iv tevtein t he
ah strat the bieofate fosrater ises
ordngy, drnkin Saw whette"Yllbat pandu
Poer isto Tcuas. The rapetlisve phleaof
thsito twmothers rmintoaque with. ee
ie spier, with asbody aored wth thofa
phen'is ego, a lestfe motr, by rchessng
an o verepwithng.'ore lc Ja
him .assue ou readrs thas 'hisbtei satemen
sitaly crrneas andoe evaed. gest ay
anyrne. thwahu wan jmprewor tan
feetol;fthat is d readyfe T theeaf goas
. t gunte, rnisbed with an "dead ose"
Sthe prt of legs,' ach bnfair tite toaw
Iferealks oerh you atnight were will
subsciber to ome asterind aiso, ad we
ary pofisnduy atuisead ta thery didnot
tobiealro .Jwthegcolumns waeser mayl.
h'emeenihe dfets wofn balyengcation, ai
purer morliaton and a reb irany tteer
son "beve'urt on sit ta o ean-a wie.
-Pauldstngi, thsisiyi arionywr. . s
forA cuas o rpndnt eoihen Yor
bural desrwibtht"e oed frogcts onf
.thgfavoet aistUIhrand'i goinitrs. .pfter
thecl ca nlofsa ths ne of "thoniptons.
'si- Theaetes howeer rs. nothe broterobu
upra ote praringeb any pean.i Drves
roi wih ar inoct4. srequen, a ee
wtei olforyetorespon uite th commonjq
tteasoll edt afe wicps ofhis large. Thao
b'o~xntherRt Teaksoisthe pa'roadire of-er
til'ali wreinth bing Rttlegandino
aes'tifuyat;dtheabiete formeisasydn
thd ere isano cure.T issarcetly eve-a ps
after. The only varieties that I have seen
are the quail, patridge, snipe, mallard, plover,
and paririe hen.
The following lines are said by the Fredericks
burg Arena, to have originally-appeared in the Eto
ian,:a periodical started about twenty years ago by
the - boys of Eton College. For truh, tenderness
and-melody; they are incomparable.
I often think each tottering form
That limps along in life's decline,
Once bore a heart as youtrg, as warm,
As fall of idle thoughts as mine!
And each has, had its dream of joy,
His own unequalled, pure romance ;
Commening-when a blustering boy
First thrilled at lovely woman's glance.
And each could tell his tale of youth;
Would think its scene of love evince
More passion, more unearthly truth,
Than any tale before or since.
Yet they could teli of tender lays
At midnight penned, in classic shades;.
Of days more bright that modern. days
Of maids more fair than modern maids.
Of whispers in.a willing ear,
Of kisses on a blushing'cheek ;
Each kiss, each whisper, far too dear,
For modern lips to give or speak.
Of prospects, too, untimely. crossed,
Of passion. lighted or betrayed
Of kindred spirits earlylost,
And buds that blossomed but to fade.
Of beaming eyes, and tresses gay,
Elastic form and noble brow,
And charms-that all have passed away,
And left them-what we see them now!
And is it,thus-is human love .
- 86 very light and frail a thing ?
And youth's brightest visions move
For ever on Time's restless -irig?
Must all the eyes..that-still are bright,
- And all the lips that talk of bliss,
And all the folis so fair to sight,
Hereafter enly come to this?
Then what are Jove's best visions worth,
If we at length must-lose them thus?
If all we. value most on earth,
Ere long.must fade away from us?
wuai, uiuging d -Id. nEryT!.
Williamson about seven miles from this city,
hung herself and two children-on Wednes
day list. One of the children was about
five and the other two years old; The only
r-ason. we have heard for the perpetration
of this double crime.of murder and suicide,
was the " objection-of the woman, who had
formerly been a house, servant, to working
on.the .farm. She.had threatened to com
mit suicide, but it was not supposed that she,
would execute her threat. Mr. Williamson
is reputed a kind master,, every way attentive
to the comfort and. happiness of his slaves.
The rash and misguided woman could have
received no provocation to the horrible act.
Griffin Union.
were gratified to learn, from Mr. Armes,.on
Saturday last, that he is progressing with
the survey of the Valley route. . He inform.
ed us that he had been experimenting among
the hills albve Stephens' Creek, and that he
had found a shorter, cheaper and better line,
than the one laid down in his report. The
experimental surveys are nearly completed;
and within a week- or two, we liarn, there
will be a meeting of the Direectors to con
sder the expediencv of proceeding farther
ith the work. Wes yet have'reason to hope
foriuccess; an'd although the enterprise is:
jst now veiled in.doubtand uncertainty, we
'dnfidently believe that the project can and
will he carried out; hut the work must be
done by the Valley -people, for, judging from
the ineftness and, atter indifference of our
Augusta friend on 'the subject, it is clearly in
ferable that .they- have abandoned all idlea
of assisting us ; while Charleston cannot and
yil net rend aid, except for the Aiken and
Dorn 'lin.e, and, even that is questio'nnble.
Ittherefore tihe people of. Hamnburg, and the
Sanannah Velley really desire a Railroad,
they may as well r....ke up their -minds, at
once, to build it thro .lves.--Valley Pio
.-The Star states that, some .twelve of the
prsons whose votes were refused at the lite
election in . Washington have enterid suits
agaihnst the commissipners of election, ajid
that one hundred and ninety-two other simi
lai suits will be instituted in a few days. It
is also stated in the same paper that copies
of -the opinion of' the~ Circuit- Court (which
decided on the maorning-of the election that
naturalized citizens- were entitled to vote)
ere Eent- to the several polls, 'by o~der .o
the court, for the guidance of -the commis
sioners, but, it is alleged,- they .were preven
ted from rhaching their drsjination by the
interfirene'e of a member ef -the suctessful
party, and in' one instance the bearer was
made -to -give up the ~document, and thuis the
odnmissioners idera kept in ignorance of rthe
decision of the court.
Ms4. ELIPHALET S'l-6Bs.--A live-TYanket
troni Connectidut, intends to. exhibit at the
Museum; on June 5th his " Patent Bael
Ation Spank'er,'. which being a'ttached to a
bhy of 'any age, watches over it -like a
mote-makes it'hash. when -it beedmei
naughty, lobliges -It o desist from swallow
ingitbinibrds;cbalk. marbles three cent pieces
pins, or an..other'foodl unsuited to its stem
aht; oonipels'it to. go to sleep when .il
doen'twant to,. and if somewhat older,il
seerihat -it keeps its hands off the sugal
owl-and -jant pots;, beuides ma~king it keej
t.fe cleea; and all by tbe powern of iti
r"BSek AOttoO" .
'Siuui'landering: bid bade or aya It il
muck joy when you-Orst get married, hot 1
magq$ enn alet-&ar orso.
From the Nebraska City News of May 19.
- The question of slavery or no slavery has
at last been raised in regard to the South
ern portiotr of Nebraska. We have with ua
many Missourians and Virginians-some of
them have their slaves already here, who are
among our most enterprising and popular
citizens, and- we are well aware that though
-they say but little in regard to the'matter,
they are-bent upon establishing the "pecu
liar. institution" in Southern Nebraska, if it
can be done by a majority vote. Emigrants
from Southern States are moving here South
of the Platte, faster, perhaps, than.any other
style of settlers. Emigrants from Northern
States are scarce at present, in proportion
to those from the South; and as -South of
the Platte. River is already the - most popu
lous portion of the Territory, and as it is
acknowledged' by all to be by far the best
agricultural part of Nebraska, it is a-matter
of importance to all, whether it be a free or
a slave State.
We do not affirm, as many unacquainted
with our settlers do and will, that there is no
possibility of Southern Nebraska- ever be.
coming a slave State. On the contrary,- we
see no impossibility about it. We see no
reason why, with a majority of slave State
emigrants for- her populatioi, South Platte
Nebraska should not. eventually become a
powerful supporter of slavery.
Northern men who take the ground that
every man born south of Mason and Dixon's
line is born indolent and without "'ambition,'
are silly-pated, foolish men, and they reckon
without their host. We have seen as much
enterprise in Nebraska which originated in
Southern .beads, and was being pushed. and
hurried along by Southern hands, as we
have of Northern undertakings. , It is no
more a truth that all Southern men are indo
lent and imbecile, p some fanatics confi
dently assert, than it is that all Northern
men are industrious and ingenious,. which
everybody knows isn't-exactly the case.
-'The cry has gone up.- from- Abolition
throats, "slavery shall not enter-Nebraskal'
It is the- sage'yell of .fanaticissi that- shriek:
ed in Kansas, , and called the. Missourians)
Where to make that territory a slave territory.
It is the same voice that reverberated in- the
balls of our national Congress, that hissed
in-the' negro-saving mobs of Boston and
Chicago, and, that now calls slaveryto this '
territory, by a regular challenge. Kassas Is
a slave State. Who hastened to
men I The opposers of the Nebraska bill,
in order that their predictions might prove
true; that they might be written down pro
phets; excite a Northern -war on Southern
States; sever the Union,- or allow each one
of them to .be -a President of the, United
States as early as 1856.
If there is one thing more than any other
that gives vitality to slavery-that .propa
gates it-that .spreads- it.liie - an infection.;
that one thing is the frothing, boiling, ram
pant -abolitionism of the Northe'rn States.
[Had it never existed- slavery would have
died years ago, and-the inscription upon its
tomb-stone -would have recorded a natural
death; but verging' towards its dissolution,
the galvanic action opposition was applied,
and it revived to .fight and increase in
strength, as the battle lengthened, until now
it has grown a formidable foe to those who
first threw down the glove and the gauntlet.
And now slavery is here, in a smaull way,
a few negroes, twventy or so, and its suppor
ters are coming faster and' faster. What
sends them herei A beautiful country is
not all that they seek, but aL slavery victory
over those who had challenges them. They
seek to drown that hypocritical voice that.
ried "slavery shall not enter Nebraska,"
and prove it false; they seek -to conquer
those who have .taunted them, by miaking
south of the. Plate river a slave State..
.The mien who started this excitement live
~in Bos'ton and other cities, and send now
and .then '& handful of deluded mortals- to
these territories -to carry out the farce,- and
illustrate their devotion to -freedom, by at
tempting to govern all men in' and after the
manner of doctrines taught by Seward,
Wendell Phillips, Theodore Parker, et id
omne genus. And so we have some excite
ment in Nebraska city in the' way of'street
debates, door-step discussions; and the ques..
tion is " sall Nebraska south of the Platte
river be a slave State."
[lFrom the Colamnbus Sentinelr- 6th inat.]
WAvERLY Hm.r, Harris Co., Ga., June 2.
Messrs. Editors :-As the Know Nothings
in this immediate section 'of the countryare
accusing me of acting in bad 'faithr to their
principles, allow md to say through the eol-.
umns of your widely .eireulated paper what
caused my witdrawaL
'When this new born party first' came 'to
light, it was claimed by~ Southern men to be
a Southern party in toto; and before I attachr
ed-inyself' to. this new order I distinctly told
those- who belonged to the- order that if
their principles xwere not purely' of a South-.
ern characterl would- not remain with them'
one hodur. This I.. have -acted -up-"o,. and
stand, by it-regardle'ss as to consegueinces.
As to their principles:I have never - seen
any, in -fact they have go.:'uone.' I 'regard
them as destitute of- soend-.Southern politi
cal principles, as is the' sandy deserts. of
Arabia of-producig sotton'and corni.'
As to Americans 'ruling Ameuies I am
not, and never have: been, the least uneasy
as to' foreigners getting Into theascendeucy,
,politcally, in this govemtmenlL They never
have controlled ns and neve'r will. -
-As to Roman Catholicisin,'I dread notidta
influence.. 'The-political history of -this gov~
enent piroyvea beyond ,the shadow ont
doubt that the Southi has 'rithinttolose
from thse Romnan Catholics~but pinceltogaini
And furthermore,.Chheb.pir.arebYOfld
the province of -civl -govrnDuSelt. .The
sir, and many- other reaswhich. Fn ight
asig,forbidsfne--ptingt with thianow o,.
de'ang 'Ionger. "
: Alid inu'onlusleni, wlfj'etthy re'blatnibg
me witheating 'i. bad faiti,1 woild hayi
.tm ahiinrat dr many jood -Whir
and Democrats who have abandodN efr
anti.Republican,anti-Constitutioia"d ..
patriotic principles.. Suck .as Dr. T4'd;
Williams, Granbu~ iCleD 'rbGee g
and about thirty oters
In much. haste,: tic.
The Lonuon Times is firfous' .thi
apathy, poupld with'duplicity, * n Bi
Ministets are -njanifesting in tiom
sis.in England's history.' WiA
it. says that neither Louis Na-on,.io"
British Ministers can- afford 'to wItdra,
their forces from the Crimea shortf.via
tory. -
"England cannot afford this -44dfall
nor can the Empyeror of the French. His
throne rests on - opinion.. ' HseprsMits p
people. He is of their.ejection' h'e is r
idol, their voice; and,' so long as;he #rgia
pers, their pride. -Should.his, legionaeeturn
with nothing-to show for their campaignv
but an enormous .bill of gots and .list of
killed and woonded, he wilizave -to fight a
harder battle at bemo than his generalshi e:
been doing-in .the Crimes.
" But there is not een'safetfr a "a
snch as ours when she;once begns t
for -when-our tide po loigei flows ikir
gin to ebb. -' The battle we ared -ow 8 1i
at. Sebastopol we. shall, beforelngi h*
tght nearer home, puad eten-at-h&e1i
opInfess opc incapacity, for 'ivar. On.'I .
is much the same as 'nothey in
and to be beaten in the Crimea is rt a e;"
thing as to b6 beant'en 'all-over " w
There is no sash thing as a ;g dgraphaia"
reputation, and a man may as.a elsw1ekpect
to enjoy a'charadter for probitin ,pace'
which he does-notn. anoodr/ as t'aro %
military reputation "-estrictedio erti isfj
tudes.. We-have to secre~noxely; ifear
of an eneny, that is distant, 'but-thp tes e
)f an ally that ia-very pear, and oneis'
tbt are also within. reach:. Even noi
when .ve press Austria -to tahd''tb -iIfe
onoe and advantage,-sbe thnts us wiW'
iralliess of our. cdnti'btiods to ir
LOO tells us thit~we are ne..coilti
o ask. the aid ofotlierivhi A'tms
arselves. This, .it least,. sho.t
we have to deal with, aqd it is pirkjb
vill be'ready enough-to assuine
ive should- the ocessio r-ever''
ae to teach' nt'only-Rosa1 lb
f Ear d the-wh
we can bring into-the field, but; foonugevi
lent determination 'to- fight. out, at every
szard and cost, the cause,. we have .once
FATAL ACCIDENT.-On Saturday la.
lear Dr. Downey's, on Arnachee creel, a
Mr. Hodges was suddenly killed~ by' th a%
idental dis'harge of -a rock'ubhile engajed:
in loading it for a blast. The tamping-iron.
passed through his. bead, going in uear ne
eye and coming out on the backside, tearing
off one side of his head and mutilating.it in
a most shocking manner. .H'e was engagedu
in sinking. a shaft in search for copper and
was then 54 feetbelow'the surface. Aqnoth.
er man with him in the shaft had his hand
torn to pieces, and his arms broken .above
the elbow.-Rome; Courier. -
regret to learn from -the Pensacola Demo.
crat the entire destruction, by fire, of..the
" Arcadia Cotton Factory," inthe' 'vieirty
of Milton, -St. Rora countyv, of. Messrs.
Forsy.th, Sympeon & Hlyer. The Gre ias
disco.vered at half-pist .2 o'clodk Sait'rday
afternoon last, and in less thaji one hout the
buildiudg was totally ,burnld: to the giound.
The loss is'es'timated'at $O,600--only par
tialyinsured. . - -
Sjnvs EfrOzE nNr-FyLra n uae
28th of Mpiy, a Dechinan passjd~rough
Columbus, Ohio, -en -dae fo~r France:-hav..
iung obtained passports foihimself and slaves,.
Ihree in .number. Tile'virtuous abolitionista
of Columbus -immediatel .had the slates
siesedi and taken 'before'Jdg Swan, of dei
Supreme Court, te get their liber.ty. Who
there, they derjined takink'their liberty, apA
insisted .upon.'going with their ttastet, much'
to the discomfiture: of'their disilitereted.
friends, who retired under 'the' irpession,
that those negroes -could. not appreciati freer'
ddm, if they had it.- --
York'Ev-ening Post has been authorised tb
say that 'there is no truth. in the story bi'
Tom's mariage. The lady to whotnit k1q
been alleged-he was married,- is merely.semn
ployed. to attend to the wardrobe of thne
" General,' 'who is ntw on a professional
tour.in New York State, with H oie's-me
nagerie and circus .
SAD AcrsTuTheJunler
alnautiful little girl, foerteen mou~~a
daughter' of Horn. -Albert. Adea of t
Cambtidge, hnferly.,of. Barre, 'andificer
in the Customsj camei to 'her death 66
day of iast week under..distressing crud
stanftes. She had-been. put tbu Sedfo &
usual Aftermoon nap,.and-at athe ebd" gq
houe, wben her-mother-went intotths,
tfie little one,.was-jound - iuspended behind'
th6.bsd, withth~iknof-aer healakansu
the'sall alidrt hin- resting; upoq the aiat~
tress., tShe slas bbm'edlitely taken upbur
lifegas- T,tlin Courier.,
A PseuiNe fl.-ilOnl ai '.~
by a frenid, whether he woed ini j-5flib
daughters In' thie dileen langagsyftr
which ha replied - 35
"-Nti.sir; one tongue is .srfiiia
.woman. - . .
O~4is coqi s to0 hatea.pb~e~yitl -
*perthe front door-and mnistake you. for'ber
cousis; but .tiil -ore deWeioua,. to vue ,
remain-decdived tili ihe has kifsd'te)\
3and htngjd 'ths 'bnttobn, of
",M'au, he ''"Chied" - 1
aI-of the rst lass hotels of this city -having
tband the lttefadvance in the prise of. board
'chargEd b tUdm a losing speculation, mae
stithe tothholdrates of 3,0

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