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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. '
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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,

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