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"We will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of our Liberties, and if it must fall, we will Perish amidst the Ruins."
SIMKINS, DURISOE & CO., Proprietors. *ED EFIELP,.S. C., MAY 6,8. * GOD SPEA15R1 EVE YWHrE.r BY CARRIE E. PLUMLEE. God speaketh in the calm, blue sky, And in the murmuring sea, And on yon mountain, towering high, Ills handiwork we see. The voice of the wind, as it passeth by, Proclaims there is a God! And tho weary ones of earth who lie Beneath the tufted sod. The echo steals along the air Around, below, above! And bright-eyed flowerets, fresh and fair, Are whispering, " God is love!" The brilliant gems that deck the sky, Look down, and seem to say, There is a God-he dwells on high, And holds a mighty sway. At muidniglt, when the thunders roar, And clouds look dark and drear, When lightnings flash along the sky, Thy voice, 0 God, we hear. In joy, in bliss, in grief or woe In worldliness and care, 1 Creation's breath, as the wind breathes low- I God speaketh everywhere. TWO O'CLOCK IN TEE HORNING. ny w. E. PAUOR. Miss Kitty on the sofa sat With Harvey Vane, and close at that; When lo! the clock gave warning! And Kitty said: " Oh, deary me, It cannot be, it cannot be Two o'clock in the morning !" Withoit, the white moon watched the earth; Within, the red fire danced with mirth The lovers' cheeks adorning With glow made crimson by the pres% Their lips had made, in sweet caress, At two o'clock in the morning. I will not tell what words were said; How IHarry's he7.rt held Kitty's head. Parental caution scorning. I only know a singular sound The cosy chamber walls went round, At two o'clock in the morning. And as it thus was, so 't will be; Such scenes the pensive moon will see, And niantle clocks give waniing, To lagging youth and loving maid, Who have the parting hour delayed, Till two o'clock in the morning. [Porler's Spirit. ' t From the Aberdeen, (Miss) Conservative. TIlE EXECUTION. Walker's gallant little army lay in garrison at Rivas. The burning rays of a tropical sun. incessant fatigue and gnawing huniger had ren- S dered the men reckless. The Angel of Death, too, had been busy, and many a gallant fellow. aftcr passing unscathed through the fierce bat- I tie field fell a victim to Cholera or hlaek Vonit. Very many others had emerged from1 the los pital so emaciated that they looked a.- if they t had just arisen from the grave to joi their mess again. The death and disease of one por tion of the brave band doubled the arduous du ties of~ the other. Day, after day the same amen were dletailed first for one duty and then for ~ another. But the indomitable Walker, himself shunning no responsibaility suffered no relaxation1 of disciplin~e. It was rumored that the insidious foe was in force in the immediate neighborhood. But the Commander was not the man to be taken byt surparise. Warned by the defeat of thae cow ardly Schlesinger, he was on thae q/ui tir and redloubled his sentinels. Among thaose placed 1 on piqjuet guardl were an old Castillian, a stacl wart Germaan and an Ameurican boy. Worna down by continued fatigue anad seduaceda by the soft languor of the cliuante, tir ed nature yield ed, andu whaen the officer~ of thea. Gu ard ade his round hec fouand those tharee sodiers esleep 'an tha ir posts. They were rudely arous~ed from thec sweet slumber which wrapped their weary limabs. They awoke from their pleasant dreamns P of the loved ones far away over the wide sea, to find themselves arrested and placed under guard for infringing a law, the dread penalty of d whaich they knew but two well. On the next morning a Court Martial was d convenedl, for thmey (10 things in a somewhat sunamarv way in .Nacaragtua, and few have ra-~ son to ennhin of thec Law's delay. The Cas tilian :awl Germnan were summnoned before thae tribunal-for somea reo'aan perhaips on account! oaf his tentler :age, thme baoy was left behaind ina a prisoni. Thle :aansain wvas aead,. and evean ba:al it not baean suareptible o1 posit ive~ proti, the parisaoml.r. were too truathiful toa deny it ; theyv ' were e'aw letaunedl 1.o le .sho!, at si'n .... diet g.n. he~t ..nn-et h'onu-' came, (oha ! low jiikly to the sorrowalII igcomtaden of tlho-e t wo b'rave- '4l dier.,) :and never~ was there a moaere gl ioously beaatiful eteniing. TIhe hist at range of tile Amades w:, rled iaa .-ot tr~a~.anepaet blue ;,h corn :-pahaas lazily wavedl theair gargreouas Ioala~ea in thae ..oft breaeze and the dhecliaaing suna -Ihonea with that goblle n':adance knaowna only to tho-e tropical climes. The~a. lialtalia n formed as for j dress paarade, and' with munilledi druma~ :09 aiaa !- ii ing fife, they maoaved to the slow acnd solens a tune of t he lead .\areba, towards the platc of execution in the Ilhiza. '"hae troo ps were form-aaa ed fronting the walls of the ecadral against whaicha thae doomed ones were piaaedl :awl :a car p' ral's guaard was detailedl to pemrrm th wa tork of deatha. The oflicer of the day readl thea sena-A tenace aand comaented on the oIf fence. Ile spoken of thae imp~ortanace of thme pao.t-of t lie safety of hb the whole annty as connected wvitha it--of theh great responmsibility restinag with the sentinel ''I and of thme inmportace of exactiaag a strict coan- a pilianace with the duties of the position, lie re- t gretted thec necessity of such ana exanaple, bunt v hopedi its influenaco mtight priove sahutiary. lki ti br~ef address was interrupted by suobs gumd sigh-s I from the soliery ; stony hearts maelted in syza- v pathiy and checks were wet with tears which a had been strangers to thaema for mnany a long I year. Inm all that crowd of bhhl, fierce maen there was not a dry eve-save those of thae prisonters. They aloine napearedh mlanaoved they alonec manaifested no emnotiona. Thme Ge~r mamn st :od in stolid indihfrencmae as if an uneoni- c cerned., spectator of a dull palay paerfornmedh fort his benefit."His' featuresd were as calma andl placid, though as pale as a statue. Thec Old Castihian exhibited not less. heroism. As the ind manly brow it bleached not. le turned bis eagle eyes towards the sinking luminary, as f to drink in its beauty for the last time, slow y they traveled over the gorgeous landscape, ested a moment on the distant mountains, now )athed in the oblique golden light; then they vandered over the soldiers as if seeking some oved face, suddenly they fell upon two old com ades. He beckoned to them--they came up iis cheek flushed as he spoke of a darling wife md children far away from the death scene, inid the green hills of old Spain. In a few >rief and tender words, he commissioned his nessinates to bear his dying blessing to his lov !d ones; then, as if ashamed of his weakness, ie turned to his commander and with a proud ook and a firm and distinct voice he said, " I are fought through all your battles, I hare bled y your side, and iow I will show you how to !ie like a soldicr-1 al ready." The priest knelt y his side and uttered a short prayer, and then rhile his companions stood around with stream ng eyes, he submitted to be .blindfolded. le vas placed-with his breast frointiig the unwil ing executioners. le ran his hands through ,is dark hair, deliberately folded his arms across is breast and waited the word. The oflicer poke in a stern military voice--" Shouldcr ims," not a muscle of the prisoner moved vnake ready"-and the sharp "klick" of the -ifles broke the death like-stillness--but the loomed men blenched not, though but a mo uent seemed to intervene between them and ternity. At this critical moment a repuniere vas handed to the oflicer-through their tears he multitude saw it-knew what it was-one ong deafening shout arose-the facial muscles >f the German twitched and the Old Castillian's ip slightly quivered-for a moment they hought t hey heard the- peal <f guns and their leath k/i-but their brave comrades rushed .0 them with deafening hu7zas, seized them and >ore them away. on their shoulders through the Plaza to their quarters. How TO DscrCisr. ON:'s SM.F.-Among the >ssengers by the Pennsylvania Railroad, on Vuesday, was Mr. J., a gentleman residing in -icinity of Lancaster. Mr. J. has a remarkably ir complexion, accompanied with the draw )ack, not umusual in such cases, fiery whiskers Ldl flame-colored hair. Amon; his city friends vho called upon Mr. J. yetcrday, was a gen leman rejoicing in jetty whiskers and other apillary attractions that would have excited mnvy in the bosom of a raven. The latter fact eing nmade a Fubject of remark, by Mr. J., his 'riend disclosed the secret that, in his case, Na ure had been aided by the good oflices of a uair-dresser and the application of hair dye. Mr. V. then determined to go and do likewise. Ae ordingly lie went to a celebrated perruquier in :hestnut-st., and submitted his cheeks and ranium to the dyeing operation. In half an our it was completed, and Mr. J.'s locks chang d from a fiery hue to a deep sable. Mr. J. hen rose and looked in the glass. The shoek vas terrible, and he staggered sickening into a hair. In conti-ast to his white-cumplexion, his yed hair Lad rendered him a cadaverous and hastly spectacle, looking more like a walking host tlaia breathing man. li' had forgotten hat Nature arranges colors more truly than rt. There remained now but one remedy and hat lie s'orrowhilly adopted. Reseatinug Ihimi elf in the tonsorial chair, lie parteul first with is much petted whiskers, and then with the usuriant but now uisiglitly covering of his calp. A wig was next purchased, and sadly .id sorrowiully he left the ./Iscure, having dis itrsed, fir tile sake of gratifyinig tis little rbimn, S-* 5o. Mr. J. will doubtless reiain a islied, in future, with what nature has ou,.h afed to himX.-Phi . A m. BUm Sruiimns.-A lot of young fellows were rying tliir skill at telling stories al few days go. Amiong the numerous stories. told on lie occasion were the following hard ones: Bill saidl - 1 know a tie that seven nieii chopped at for Ivenm weeks, and then they took a notioni to go >uud andl look at the other side. Thecy t ravel d fojur days and~ then come to a parity of forty ho had been chopping it for four mionths and ; was not cut half through yet! Tom said I remember that, well. ]t was ani oak tree nd five million hogs were fattenedi yearly on be -teornis that feli from it ! JIoe said Thme tree was afterwards cut down and five undred saw-miaills have been built with the nber it purouced. The chips made ini cutting ;down, when closely heaped, mieasufed four illion cords amnd have supplied two fturniaces ithm charcoal fo'r the last two years! Jack sid D)eacon Brown afterwards, dug out the stumpl ud~ turned the pla:ce into a pasture field, lie ept so many cows on it that lie made a niillion ounds of butter and inearly as much chmeese ery year ! Now comes Stiek-in the-mud's turni. IIe rew himself up and said Wal, I dluniio how many pounds of butter d ceee I eacon ]Brown makes yearly, but I o know that lie run the five huindred saw ills .Joe umentioned by butter-iiilk power !! CoruroN iN A 1.istf.-Thle French Moniteur ublishecs the report of~ the jiury charged to ward t he prize of1 2t(000f., given by thme Em iror annmaly,tfor a p'erioid _of live yearsfrn on S53. as an encouraignemnt for the culuivanton f cotton ini Algeria. From t his report it ap arws int althloughi the planut suffered sev erel ' -om1 dr'ugt during I he last season, the, yield as incieasedl to upiwardls of (000 bales, whilst ie L-nited .tes, at thme end oif the fouirthm i-r of experimeiit, exported only 40 hales. A\lready,' says the report " the planters in lgeria have obt ainied two impiortanmt p)oints to ards coumpetitioni wit h the United States uniity and erpual yield, accordinig to thle qimman '4 flrund~ p lane. Theire remaimis a t.hirid > e at tained, atald that is thme extent of proJ netion,. which cnm oiily be aerioumplishied wheni uI muiiher of landls etuployedl can 14e sumliceielt i icrea'ed." The report sumggests that tie overiimnt wvoild dob wvell to give special en mragi~emienit to works tenmdiing to failiate irri I .rrry Fon rn-mort: -r.-( ni fiesday last ,Mr. nrew I loover, of Washington city, wasseize -ith an apopilectic lit, while attenduing to his usiiess. lle was takeni to his ridentCei!, where ei dlied on the followiing day. It sems that. oni 'iesday puirninug lie left his home ini ine hieali h ad spiritIs, ensiually reimarking to lisk fatnily at onm that day his policy of~ life insurance -ould expire. His son ini thme cousrse of the oriing took the y~licy and hadl it renewed. n a short time, on /Ant rery las~t day, thme father as speechless and lums departed. Ilis remark nd prompuht attemition has saved a worthy famni y . 5,000. Snowv ix APRIL.-On Sunday morning, the thm, we learnm from different portions of the ommntry. that the whole face of the land was overedl with snow and sleet. Snow fell within wenty~-ive mnilecs or this plare. What are we 4winig to? . This is certainly the most remark ble Spring ever known. Thme p~rospect for Texas Saythimig than pleasant.-~ouLsIon (TIe.cLa) rerayh. For the Advertiser. REVISION OF KING JAMES' TRANSLATION. Under this caption an article appeared in the last No. of the " Southern Light," and at. the author's request was transferred to the columns of this paper. It is our design to give this sub ject a thorough canvassing, fully impressed as we tire, of its vast importance to the present and comning generations. But L.efore proceeding with the work, we would pay a passing notice to two articles which appeared in recent issues of the Advertiser. In the first article there appears nothing call ing for particular attention, except in al cap landum allusion to the Northern origin of the Bible Revision enterprise. There do indeed appear in that, and also in the communication of ".1," several ofl repeated and as often refu ted objections to the work, but they will be duly considered in our regular series. "But," says the writer to whose piece is signed Tii: Brau:," "this thing originated at the North and money is the main spring of its ope ration." What a world of argument there is in this thought-who can resist it, and who so lost to wisdom and patriotism as to have anything to do with whatever com es from that Pandora's i. " The North !" Stand back, ye Southern men touch not-taste not-handle not the unclean thing. But hold a little, good friend, while we ask vou what is it that doc'ent come from the North ? Look at the corner of the paper on which you penned your article, see if it has not the stamp of a Northern iaanufactory. Who made the pen (i' a inetalic one) you wrote with ? Was it Maynard & Noys, or Thaddeus David, or A. W. Harrison that supplied your ink stand ? And, unless you are an exception to the rule, the chair you sat on, the table which held the paper and the light. (supposing you wrote at night) which shed the rays by which you traced the linds which were intended to warn the South of dan ger, all owed their origin to " the North ;" while the andirons that supported the fire wood which shed its genial warmth through the room, and the carpet which kept your feet from contact with the cold 1loor. and the glass in your windows which barred an entrance to the chilly night air, and the poker with which you stirred the lire, all caie from the terrible " North." Indeed it might have reqiuired 1-ult a little exertion of fan cv to have iiagined yourself tratnsported to the very region which you seem to regard with such orror. Your omipeer of a later date has shown wisdom in this respect that he has not sought to pjrejudice the peouple against a noble enterpris' by an allusion to the place of' its origin-it were gre:ttly' to Ie. wisled that le had not made ani exhibitin of somethlig that cannot be called by that namte in other parts of his article. But having taken a sketch of your inmtediate str ronadintgs, let us take a wa!k out and see how the rule works in regard to Northern dependence. -it is iot late Isce by your Northern clock. You are ready'. Ah, that's a ineat hat you have o0t whos' ntk. is it ? Never tiiinid though. you seem ti have some trouble to make that lock (Northertn) work well. The weather ii cold but you are prov'idd with good shois (Nortiern.) That overcoat t-o (Nrthirn) nmt be comforta bWe. What did youri (Northern) gloves cost? Bv thte war I did not cobserve vou hadl oni Indian libbersi'. (Nui't-herni.) ]htt sir tp stop this appa r~iity sarcaim, we ask again for' what are we notA depentdentt on the North ? Look rounid at the thousand andi~ otie ar'ticles of household anid kitchen furniture. See thte iurmting utensils, axes to cut downi the forests with, plouights to turn't tip the soil, hoes to clean away~ grass fr'om, the cotton, carriatges to ride in, nails to build~ houses with. spades to dig ditches with. Where cant v'ou tinid a schlt ~ hook that cioes inot come fromt a Niu'ttet'n putblishinag house ? Not a nap is miade South of' the Potomae-(the people of' Edgetiel have some exper'idee itt Southern miade mapils.) Get ont a Rtail Road Cat' anid vou see the name of' some: facto~rv in Massachusetts. Th'le Northern enginecs ar'e driveit by Northerit tient anid the very' wheel bairrows with which the ehankmtentts are made comle f'rom the Nor'th. W~hnce conie the moaterials to build Southtern ustomu htous ? Fr'omi thle samte region whetnce we derive couri trace cha~itns aml pianto f'ortes. The' prouicts ot the tr'op ieS h'eij uenitly coie trouigh Northernc Pouts, whlilst onur ownt st aples tic c'arried in Nor'thernt vessels. Andil thus we might go ont to~ lilt a dozenc pacges with evidenmcs Lit our de'pendenmce cii a part of' the couctiry, to ilbuse' whtieb .somet pieoptei titnk thle sitresti wvay 0o aeaiha'e positioni 0or. git'e tocc to ani arum~~tet. Now wte c'hiitm to be ai Soiherni' man, andi iwe shoul d bec glad to sec thce ha cd of' the stintny. Sciuth reed frtomit its dependiece on thle North and the wold miad conisider'ing the extet or its territo ' acid its itmmencuse anid varied resoiire'es, ther'e is nto reason why ii shouild ntot be. I.ndtierstandl is not, to sat' that twe de'sirec a dhissol utionu ofi the Conifederacye ; lthe thiis wouiild hbe, in thle prei.sent odlition of' things, a cinsuunn itationi moist de vonttly' to li:el dtprieentted. "li.ettileic-ei ini the, cmuitor n noijt. ot otf'it .csuly be t ' ssireo every Ciihissi'n andi priolit' ias ti the inoitut bei acoishedii byitl ot'ssy y entedmaing an reumpt t'tin: S'uherON seirity in a hn Ntr exalthano aut'tu cortir. acl. h-sc mBrt lest our benaik shoud sen to any arm policialr oasxites n sthed tamof theaon that outrn rosig peiritity thyis mnoht t mon moen'i'orn the particlesii n pjud whichwendTh might chanege ths rltive psitios of th e won moe romos tohe.bi iday rjdc hc A few words in reply to "3 " will constitute I the sum total' of the present communication. K He says that "nothing short of the most com < manding necessity" canl justify the revision now progressing. True, very true, and hence the fact that a vast miultitude of people have united to put the work through. "There is a degred of veneration entertained for the present version which no subsequent ver sion ever can expect to claim." If age constitutes excellence there are a number of versions which i would claim precedence over King James'; but i it will be easier to determine the degree of yen - i eration entertained for the Bible Union's ver sion when " two hundled and fifty years " shall lend the charm of anftquitv to its origin. "J" thinks that oply the Heterodox are in i the habit of revisiQ the Scriptures. Then George Campbell, iJa s McNight, Phlilipl Dod dridge, John Wesley ztd many other Protestant fathers will be found n bad company. We did not know, by the wa that the Mormons had a i version of our scriptures; we had supposed that the "Brazen Bible "iras something entirlysui I " The Rev. Mr. Hodge, a Baptist minister of Brooklyn, has said ' man who could remove every fault and prod-ee a perfect translation, would be able to kindfe a comet and send it bla zing through the skies.' " Whew! It is to be hoped the Rev. Mr. Ifoge will favor the world with an Epie'; such imaginative powers deserve to be cultivated. ThepDr. it seems does not say anything about where c man is togt the coin et: he is only to "light" it and send it up. Perhaps after all, he only meant a balloon. "Dr. Williams declares a perfect versioi to be a non-entity and an impossibility." Very true, but that does not go (o show that the presett version may not be much improved. And here we are constrained to shy. that, though Dr. Wil lianis is regarded an eloquent preachier and use ful minister, we had not before learned that lie was "one of the most earned Baptist ministers in the world." " Dr. Cone says we .sh ould have a fald version in which Baptizo, &c.. should be transla ted immerse," &e. Well, it is not surprising that a Baptist minister should think thus when in his interpretation of these terms he is supported by L1uther, Calvin, Campbell, MeNight, Wesley, Prof. Stuart and a host of other Pedu-Ba ptists, not to speak of all the Greek Lexicons. And when a version. like the forthcoming one, is to be the work of scholar7.4lip, and not sectarian ism, it would not be su.prising if Dr. Lillie and the other Pedo-Ulaptist revisers should "follow t the foot steps of their .illpatrious predeIcessors There'is a 6d dcasaiailnftli ra'slaton of this word Balitizo and its cognates ; that this is the secret of' the whole umatter. &c. Quere We wonder if it is not the foar of this that is the secret of nineli of the opposition to the Bible L'nion. J " has givena what he says is a specimen from the coming versio. But he is mistaken- 4 the Book of ievelation has not yet been issued by the society, and until this has gone t hroughi the whole course of revi.,ion. it is not fir to put it forth as a sample of the work. From i hat work on his Table "did ".J " copy ? We sub-f mit however that the passage, as ho has given it, is quite as intelligile as it stands in the pr.:ent version. 4 .'s Quere. " are men who will sell their re ligiouis piiples for imioniey, suitable pIersons toe tianislate thle scriptiires tidithtidiv ?" we amsier b by aniothier "Quere."-Are meni whos~e denoni- ' natioiml attachmnt s amre such ams to prevent themnt tro~m sutberinig Go;d's wourk to lie tranishlatmfith fully, suitable persons1 to) sit ini jigmeniict ont ( aii enterpriise~ ot this !;ind ?7 It is iiot a "tact," (thiough we doubt nuto " J's " honest sintcerily in saying: it,) that. only 'the Camipbellite andl a :ragment of thme D:ptist r deni ona ion " arc engaged ini the work. Ii i i not a denonminational wo rk at all. Sectarumii sm is nmot capable of such am undertaking. We can-. nott stop to argue this now, but we~ hope to make it abuindlantly apparent hiereaft.-r. We' simply suir now thait it is a work of chi/iin selvdiarshiip> and not of stctaiai:nmu. Th'le quotationifrno D)r. Fullher was mnade~ in referenice to a ditferent matter. Dr. Faller i<s the President of a revim soiety in Maryand. D r. Maleuom wonul findu "'a week "to short a time to matke his " object in.i of any avail. Dr. Ilague's remark aimoni.t to very little. Dri. Douwlinug (what a stin g uf 1). Jls ; what a pity that revisers do nut respect cullege-madec dignii- h ties more) sayvs. 4' that thle Bnaptist< will toseu the munae ot their sect' hy expellinig the wvord Ba:p lize, [t is couinon ihr a wr;itr or spr-er:~ to reserve his argumients fo'r thme lamst, lImt - 1' has reversed the order. What if tln-y shuntld give til the nne of t heirm seet ? The I r. liugh It to know thatt " a ruse by any other munoe will soIl as sweet." lI' we can have the principle', the mne will be at smnall matter. We do niottread hat the discip les wer~e called " Baptists tmmist 1 t Antioch, but Christians.' Thins we dispose of these articles. We know no t their aut hors, and we write wit h no feel ig ,f asperity. We hope soor- 'o be able to set the C wholte uittr cea,:rhy before the people--not, as aI uuontrovrsialist, but to let them see it in all its : P. S.-" Tus Baun.x: 'will please observe that ~ all his friend's authorities against Revision are Norrit.:tz ID. D's. For the Algerlckl Advertiser. e A NTI-REVlIODN--"JUSTICE." Mat. E nrront :-As my article in your paper I of the 8th has called out a reply from a writer over the signature of " Jus-rcEs," I must ask thet indulgence of your columns to notice his objec- I tions, and to offer some additional reasons against i the revision of the fioly Scriptures. I am at a loss to understand, how this writer can have respect for the "sacredness of God's Holy wvordl, both the inspired text, and the im. perfect translation of James," which lhe profes ses to have, and then affirm that "personal feel- : ing, party prejudice, and sectarian bias, haver interered, to keep out principle. truth and natual< jicts." "JUSTICE" says "the translators o1 King James' Bible were uninspired men ,ertainly they were, and worse than that, if, im ranslating God's plan of salvation for man, they vere influenced by such motives as these. Ii uch was the case, it is not to be wondered al hat " errors" exist in the received version, and ye agree with " JUsTIcE" in wishing to hav( h'm corrected. But, we might ask, who wil: :orrect them? " JUsTICE" replies, the " Revis onists." Again, we ask, are they not uninspiret neu also ? and how do we know that they wil lot be influenced by "personal feeling, party rejudice, and sectarian bias?" Let us lool nto these "errors" which he says "involv< uch vast interests, both in this world, and th< vorld to come." It was not our wish at thi. tage of the discussion, to argue the main ques ion upon its merits, we however join issue witl JeserIC" on this point, and maintain thal hese "errors" do not change or affect a single loctrine or duty announced or enjoined in th< vord of God, and therefore do not "involv< ast interests, either in this world, or the worlk :o come." The reader may be desirous of knowing some hing in reference to the enumeration and na ure of these "errors" out of which .so muel apital is made, and will be surprised to heai hey were found not by the " Revisionists" alto ether, but by the staunch friends of the re eived version, and the uncompromising oppo ients of revision, viz: the Officers and mana ers of the American Bible Society, (see Report \. B. S.. for 1852). These " errors" were most y "variations," ascerthined by Collating ti lifflerent editions published in England and kmerica, which, with all their pains, could noi )e kept out, there being so many millions ol :opies printed. They consisted in punctuation )rackets, parentheses, Italie words, capital letters ising the indefinite article for the definite, &c. >ronouns of unproper gender, &c., orthography Cc., &c. There were about 24,000 " errors" oi ariations of this kind discovered, yet " Neithe; n these nor errors of any ohfer kind was there oni hat (flected any docirinc or prerept of the Bible.' This work of collation occupied upwards o -ree years, and was performed by ministers o lifferent Evangelical Churches. " JSTICE' >rings to our notice errors of another kind 'real contradictions" which the Revisionisti 'know and avow never existed in the original.' e will consider these " contradictions," as by o doing we may be saved the necessity of no icing others. Our attention is directed to 2d ings 8: 2j, which, lie -says, is contradicted by d Chron. 22: 2. Dr. Lightfoot, whose naime s a host with Bible scholars, does not regard his a contradiction. He makes the forty-two -ars in Chronicles to be the age of the King's tiother (of whom, mention is nade in the text) irming, that in the original it is, he was the oi iYfforty-two years., that is, the son of a other of that age; this is done, it is said, in eproach to hiiii; because, though he was King, ic was managed by his wicked mother Athaliah. any good expositors allow this interpretation. 1* however there is an error in the text, arising rom a mistake by the copyist or transcriber, it i now irreiediable, owing to the " copies having eeni lost, by which the errors should be cor eete." The second instance referred to by 4 Jesrica" ontainis no " real contraidiction," as will be seen 'ya reference to ancienit military customs: 'he horsemen were dividled into comipanies. here being ten iln echLi company, and each ten avinlg a ruler or captain. T1hze 7000 in ht 'ron, I . : 4, is the entire niuuber captured, tile it0 mentio:.ed in 2d S:un. 8 : 4, is the number f compan'licS ; making 70100 in all. Wte do not suippose that " Jrs-rIes" is igno tt of the origin of the present traulslationl, et his lnuge is calcul'ated to miake a wrung ilpressionl. IIle says, " Jameis' wais not the first ho attempted to translate then Bible." Now ~ig James ditd not traindlat it, nteither didi the agge.tio~n to have it dolle comec front him-a Ii. liiiohtls, at " llamptoni Court Conference" ate tile motion, thle Kinig approvetd of theC easure ; diames tdid not appoint the translators. e merC1ely aIcepted thecm ; hie did not pay a far [ung towar'ds ii; ud~ther' did lit e.4'rcie 'any arij -ary dict"oim . ie uwttetr, aind to say thal~t time canslators .ought to gratify his Kingly vanity'" a grave charge, and wholly gratuitonis. The 'ansator's wer~e ibrty'-seveni judicions anid ownl to ui" amid als the "rul.:s" by wvhich thiey ere to be goverluned. 'They were divided into x compulanie., each comlpaniy having a certafi' ortion of the work connitted to themiu, and ieh one was remiired to tr'ansilate' the entire ortioni of the work assigined to his companuy. henm it was done, thy .et, comuparedl their espective translationus. &c , and after years of atient latbor their udil'rences were corrected, iving a unaimious5 endorsemenit to the present ersion, which they dedicated to ingt hmecs. "dJ es-rrei" object~s to the present version, be mee it is "not free fronm the distinictive pecui artics of the age ini which it was written," id instances the "prelfix Saint as St Matthew, t Mark, &c.,"~ which lie says is of "popish orn in." Suppose it is, (though it muight admit of ebate) we think lie will find the "prefix" evernd to be of "popish origin,"-does lhe bject to that title being applied to Protestant lergymen? IHe next objects to the phrase Gotd save the King" as being too " English" >r our rep~ublie'nn "tastes." lIn 1st Timothy ch'p. 1: 2 verses, St Paul says, "I exhort, herefore, that first of all, that supplications, rayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be iade for all mten, for Kings, and for all that are a authority, &c." The apostle Peter, also, ay,"Ilonor' the King," and how can this be erformed better, than by praying God to "save ie King?'' The full import of thme term "'original" ini its ,pplication to the Iholy Scriptures is not ahways emembered by thiose who use it. It would be m.urtil an ay work to translate ik. Bible if there was only one original manuscript, but thei e were many, and all that could be found had to be examined and compared, to have a " faithful translation." Dr. Kennicott in preparing his Hebrew Bi ble, consulted six hundred MSS. The forty seven, in many cases, " were unable to deter mine which of two or more words found in dif ferent copies, should be admitted into the text ;' -this will account, in part, for the various mar ginal readings. A "faithful translation" re quires an acquaintance not only with the Hebrew, but with other languages, as for exam ple, the Arabic. These two were not only spoken at the same period, but had,.it is said a " common origin," and it is impossible to have a critical knowledge of the meaning of certain Hebrew words, without reference to the Arabic, and in like manner many words in this language are explained by the Hebrew. It must also be remembered, that the Hebrew was not spoken in its purity after the Babylonish Captivity, being greatly corrupted, and almost entirely superseded by the Chaldean. There is conse quently no work that requires a higher degree of scholarship, than to tr.inslate faithfully the Holy Bible. It is the most ancient and learned book in the world, replete with allusions to arts that arc lost, to nations that are extinct, to cus toms that are no longer observed; abounding in modes of speech, and terms of phraseology which can only be traced out through the me dium of the cognate Asiatic langunges. How our modern revisionists can claim these necessa ry qualifications, (allowing us to judge from por tions of the work already published,) is unac countable. We proved in our first article, that the "re vision movement" was a "sectarian" one. " Jes-ric" says, "if it was a zectarian work, the entire denomination would be engaged in it." We think a work may be sectarian without the entire denomination engaging in it. This movement did not begin until the American Bi ble Society had riefused to print a copy of the Bible with the word immerse in it. Again, no Pedo-Baptist has ever been an oflicer or manager of the " American and Foreign Bible Society," of the " American Bible Union" or of the "Brit ish Translation Society." No Pedo-Baptist has ever been employed as a " Travelling Lecturer," and to say that Pedo-Baptist denominations ap prove of the movement, is not only without proof, but is contradictory of what one of their Vice-Presidents, Mr. Campbell, has said, "No Pedo-Baptist will touch the ark of our sanctua ry, fearing lie might be stricken dead." - iJ.VTse" sW..':' "suppose the Baptists are the only ones engaged in it, are tiey incapable of performing a good work ?" If that denomi nation, isolated from other churches, are willing to take the fearful responsibility upon them selves, let them do it, but let it be done fairly openly-manly. If it is a "good work," why do the " Revisionists" refuse to give the names of the translators which the public have a right to demand ? If it is a "good work" why did ther- commence the translation of the second epistle of Peter, and not the first ? or the first and second chapters of Matthew, and pass over the third ? Why these concealnents if it is a "good work?" " Jes-rics" says he does not " wish to decide for the people in the matter of rendering the word Baptizo into, English, but would let them think whether or niot, would men in the perfor nunce of that most sacred ordinance, repair to a distance where much water could be had, pas sing, perhaps many wells, &c. To us, this looks like a "ptilio prinhcipii :" Is there anything said of "much water" in any case of baptism, spokenm of in the New Testament ? Did Paul "repair to a distance" at midnighrt, to find 4much water" to baptize the Jailor ? Was there " umch water" in the house of Cornelius. where lie was baptized ? or in the cas~e oif Lydia ? There, is no harm for na to " think" that the thousands who resorted to John required water for nt~her purpo.-es than for baptism. We "think" that " no doubt" niany came from au distance, and were detained for several days; if so t hey and their animals w~ould have consid etabhle use fibr " much water." " Je~ r r. says we object to " snu salaries." lie has imiscon ch~ed our allusion. If lie will refer to the history of this movement, he will linmd that thuese "snug salarie., or somietinmi akin to thecm, have created a commotion in the cehinp of our revisionists. lie also says the text we quoted from the new version, is not a "fair specimen of the work, and is no criterion by which to judge of it." Thhen we ask why was it printed, and put in circulation '? H ave our revision friends now so nmuchi money that they can prinut copies of their ncw version, merely to let the public see that they are trying to do the work ? If this article was not already..too long, we would give some more "specimens" from the new version, which read as awkwardly as the one referred to. " Js-rmi" makes rather short work wvith sonmc of our authorities; but all men cannot see alike, and probably that was the safest way to dispose of them. In regard to Mr. Hlodge, whose opinion we gave, he says l'e does not like the place where he hives, and thinks no more, may-be less, of anything emanating from that quarter." Does "Jsrmer." forget where this " Revision" agitation commenced ? Ifit hds reached as far South as Louisville, it did not originate there, but in Mr. Hlodge's county, and as " Js-ICI:" likes nothing emanating from that locality, we hope that his dis-like to this " Re vision" movement will soon be manifested. J. A Acr.-A young lady in Brooklyn, New York, has recently had herleg amputated midway between the hip and knee in consequenco of a wound caused by a broken hoop. The hoop was of steel, and in some unaccountable manner a broken point penetrated to the bone. The wound became inflamed, amputation was thus made necessary. We have tho story from a young lady who is a friend of the now crippled for-life victim of fashion, and can vouch for its .ntleniei..Wnvslad Hea&l For the Advirtiser. LET US DEmS.WITH A EOP. :'' A PARODY BY ONE OF TUE GA-EALs. I will dress with alhoop, 'tie the fashion now, Jolhny A better s*yle cannot be known: And if pride brings reward, tho' my husband works ever, I'll dress in some hoops of my -n. I will cut quite a dash tho' I havec niot til:e cash Neglecting the comforts of home, I will dress, I dont care, tho' my husband despair In visions of sheriffs to come. Cnous.-Let us dress with a hoop for the sum mer time's coming, Though husbands are frowning the while, For there's joy-in the Lhoughtwhen the bills are presented - They'll shell out thecash.wish aam ile. I know that the'dread of a sheriff's sale. Johny, With sadness thf heart will bewitch; And I'll sigh when I think of my debt-'strickea husband, With envy for all who are rich. Though you are in distress, still the truth i confess, I'd barter for fashion my life; 0! then work hard and try, that th pur..e may supply, The hoop-skirts for mother and wife. Let us dress with a'hoop, &c. I will dress with a hoop when the witer-winds Whistle, In spite of the wag's merry wits; Though the sheriff and'clerk and the constable coming, Shall darken our door-way with writs. Let your heart never fail, tho' confind in the jail, While your partner is " bobbin' around;" When arrangements are made and ydir debts are all paid, Once more you will walk on the ground. Let us dress with a hoop, &c. .....-. e-.-.. .. - LETTER FROM BAS. Los PALACE, K. T, Alil 11th 1857. Ma. EDITOR: A letterfrom Kansas Territo'y at this time may be inteiesting to your reades, and I proceed to indite a brief one. On the 1st October last-I statted surveYg - for "Uncle Sam," and for five months suffered from the cold very severely, in facbnerly-ke. to death; some u'fortunate fellows didid some lost feet and some hasli. 'Altfi ' i was on the prairies three nights, ye.tcamg off safe and sound. ;Money never, cankget meon such a trip again. I was west otforiflmty, 150 miles from' the Missour' lin' !. iigdo Bottoms of the Kinsas llivir near Forn Riley, and the creeks emptying intouit there are pretty 'lands-; the balance-istocky hilly almost moun tains itft for cultivation o; nytliing; ela. The'Fr '5le1o e ateountry in itheir possession, and are welcome to it. If it had not been for New England Aid Societies many of them would have starved to death this win ter. " That am a lemoncholy fact." In the neighborhood of Fort Riley they have some six or eight towns laid of. Manhattan has been laid off on a magnificent scale, eight large public squares, a dozen Parks, a battery, a Market House to each ward, (ten or twelve)-in fact a second New York. I visited the town aud found-.seven shanties. A map showing the plan of the city, and environs can be seen in every Ilotel,-it is larger than the biggest cir cus bill you ever saw, and like the said " bill" shows inore than you see when you go to it. Iwas offered a share (10 Lots) in one of their towns for .$20--decidedly cheap f. r town lots. I have taken a claim of 160 acret. about eight. miles from Missouri and one mile freor:a" Olathe," the county seat of Johnson Coun: g. This if the richest part of Kansas, and you 'cannot get a claim three months from now for $10 per acre. There is not a stick of timuher on my laud. I paid $25 for logs to build met az house, twelve by ten-rails are worth $50, au tluosand and we haul thenm three er four muiles-fire wood $5 a cord and haul it. I either pay $i pe acre to have my land broke or pay $25 for a plough and1( $400 for four yoke oxen-some o:<euz sell at .$150 a yoke. I would give $1tu per acre for 100 acres of Edgefield Pine liarr~en.- if I hsad it here. Lumuber sells at the mui11. , at 835 alltl .$40 a thousnid. Provisions are aWil !iiglr; bult this is a Iast country and no manz has any business here without the chink. The country is over-run with la:.i i p'e -ulators and' it is curious to bebold their seemeuue. They iay olf a town, give an Editor a dbare or two to puff it up, put shar-es at $.500 a p'iece. get up :i excitement, start one or two holm's. sell out, (so does the Editor) and start anothe iutown two or three miles oil; and keep gullinxg the people at the same rate. There arue over 100) towns, or rather all are called cities in this Ter ritory-. L~eave out Lecompton, Learcusworth and laawrenc~e, and ol Edgelield Nikgeis ai. ger than the wholo batch put together.-Kanusas at present is without a Governor. Sinuce I ar rived here she has had three or f'our b.ut sheO gets along very well now without one. ..R. J. WXanKEa is supposed to be the ncxt; he'needi not hurry himself as we are doing admirabhf as' weo arc. Kansas is thzegrave of every Politician that takes the.Gubernatorial chair. In Juno we have an election for delegates to meet in convention to adopt a Constitution. The Free Soilers will take no part in the election, as they intend to apply to Congress for admission into the Union under the Topeka Con.-titution. This election will be conducted on a fair b~asis and. we will then know our strength. This county can poll near 900 Pro-Slavery votes,-the Free Soilers about 50 or 100; but this is the border county. It snowed last Sunday,-ice in my bucket *.his morning one inch thick. Very pleasant considering its April. Semui-occ.asionally you' shall hear from me. We are going to have a Penitentiary. BELL. At HOLDo HALLUser responsible for this: The-good the Rhine-song does to German heart'e, Or thine, Marseilles! to Franee's fiery blood; The good thy anthemed harmony aparts, - " God seave the Queen !" to Egand's fi.ld and flood, A houi born blessing, Nature's he, not Art's; Tho, 'eheart-cheering, spirit-wariminggood, To us1 o'rs, where'er we war or'#o6,