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UAPGCC3 & AEiKS. curiae block VOL. 40, NO 19. 51 itfrrkh nniih) Journal, Droatrb WAliREX, la rrrom, igrirulturr, T It U M D U L L COUNTS Xitato, vKtimitioii, loru! OHIO, WEDNESDAY Satriligrnrr, uiii) tjf Slcras DECEMBER 26, 1S55 of tpr Dai. TERMS : ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTY CENT res Annex. advance. WHOLE NO. 2047 Poetry. Poetry. THE PALACE OF IMAGINATION. FRANCIS FULLER BARRITT. Fall or Beauty, full or Art and treasure Is that Palace where my Sonl ' hound; Filled harmoniously with erfry pleasure Sweet to tense or exquisite of sounJ. Light whose softness rivals rammer shadows 6hadows only tetter thin the ligtit. Like thoe clou.ls tint da.pl tlie June meadows. Make its cham!rs rarely dark and bright. Nightingales are nestled in its iowers ; Unseen singers stir the frasrant sir ; rounUins drop their musical, cool shadows Into basins alalsler fair. Ancient myths are Mo red here in marMe, Dusts of Poets people every nook Forms so like the living that the warble Of their voices thrills you as you look. Bwe creations of all times and ages Wrought by inspiration of high art. Live iu sculpture, speak from e;1 led paget. - Throng with beauty its remotest part. In this Palace did my soul awaken. From what Past-it thirsted not to know ; With the bright existence it had taken Wandering, tranced like cherubim aglow. Till, from dreaming, rose unqniet fancies : FrigUful phantoms glided out : Gnomes and ghouls read of in old romances Haunted ait iu shadowy halls about ! Then my Soul tat with averted vision. Cold and palli 1 in a nameless fear, Boeing with inward eyes a new elj sian. Dream of pleasure, inaccessible here. And the uttered, sighing de.p and sadly, "Here, tho' all is fair, yet all is cold ; I would change my matchless Palace gladly For one hour of life in Love's warm fold." This she said, and straight the sapphire air In the Palace roy grew, and gold ; Statues pale and pictures heavenly fair Blush'dand breath'd like forms of earthly mould Happy laughter with the tephyra mingled. Sweet young voices murmur' d tore's soft words Light'ning joys along my soul-nerves tingled. Till it Buttered like iu young brood birds. Sow my Soul, no longer pale or pining. With tweet mirth make its rare palace sound ; Golden light thro' every thadow.ahining Shows the beauty lyicg waste around. CASTLES IN THE AIR. Why bound Uij -heart so lightly. Thou maiden young and fair T Why beams thine eye so brightly, Smo through Lhy waiving hair T Thou hast bunt a fairy dwelling In ere's rainbow tinted by ; Thou v ill not list the knelling That tells thee love will ilie." Ah, build the gorgeous palace. While life and love are young ; Prink freely from life's chailce. While joy's flowers are round thee flung ; For 'tis only iu the morniug Those cloud capped domes arise Bright dreams their walls adorning. As they gleam before out eyes. Fair girl ! when age has drowned as With its blossoms snowy white. Then no more will com around us Touiii's fancies, warm and bright ; By our hearts in praise uplifting. Age shall visions see more fair. Than, when un youth's sem drifting. We build castles in the air. CASTLES IN THE AIR. Choice Miscellany. From the N. Y. Journal fo Commerce. From the N. Y. Journal fo Commerce. A WOLF STORY. " Talking of wolf hunts," said Black, "I can tell you a story." Whereupon Joe turned over toward the fire, and looked up at Black, but in so doing struck ms loot against JNora s nose, who sprung suddenly upoii him, thinking it was somejof Joe's fun, whereat Joe rolled out into the room and woke Leo up , who joined the sport, and while Joe was wrestling- with the dogs, Black continued, in this wise : "When I first came to the cabin, there was no clearing within thirty miles, and the only neighbor I had was George B , who die.: last year, up by the cedar hill, ten miles or so away. It was a little lonesome, and yet I liked it for a year, and I sa George thee times du ring, that twelvemonth. But the next six months I never saw a 'man, and I used to si. and look at mjself in the still waters over the side of my canoe, and like it, for it seemed as if I bad compa ny. But one d-y in November, I was tired out from being alone, and I started off toward evening to go up to George's. I crossed the river just here, and went along up the edge of the water, swinging my rifle in my band, whistling for com pany's Eake, for it made a pleasant cho in the woods. The night was coolish, very clear, and their was a pleasant moon. Just as I reached the Rock brook, close on the side of ihe pond. 1 heard a growl that started me, and stop ping short, I saw a Wolf standing with bis paw buried in the carcass tf a deer, while bis jaws were full of the flesh. But he was not eating, lor ho h id seen me and seemed to be diseiissiag the compar tive merits of his meal bel'oie him, an J the possible meal which I presented for him. He wasn't any of your dog wolves, but a grizzly rascal, large as Leo yon-j der, with Linger hair and stronger legs. He snarled once or twi e more, and I was f.iol enough t j show fight. If 1 had let him alone, he would have been con tent with lis feed ; for ilu-y are coward ly nnima's, except when li.tre are droves of them, or unless you disturb their tat ing. Ito"ka short aim at him, and shot. He jumped the instant I pulled the trigger, and 1 missed his breast and broke his fore paw. Then he yelled and came at me, and I heard as I thought I a I h a .fifty more answer him. It wasn't tin! seconds before I was in thecro ch of the nearest tree, and four of the grizzly scoundiels were under i, looking at me, whining and licking their lps as if their mouths watered for me. I dMn't under - stand their 1 ingi'tige, or I would have suggested the idea of satisfy ing their appe tites on the deer which lay a few tods off. But I couldn't persuade them to take any hints of that sort, and so I loaded my ri fle and shot one of them dead as the detr. There was more for them Jo eat ;f thty h;.d cht-sed to devour their own sort, but I couldn't blame them fur re fusing the lean, bony carcass of such a comrade, especially when a tolerbly well fattened ma i was in a small sapling close by, and the more especially win n, if they could see that the saoling was splitfng in t oat the crotch, and I must soon come, in spite of my repugnance to a closer acquaintance with them. So it was ihough, and before I had time to reload my rifle and dispatch ancther of them, crack went the tree, and I diop ped my rifle just quick enough to catch with arm and legs around the tree and hold n for life, till I could get out my knife from my pocket, open it, and shov it in my belt. That done I watched my chance, and if their ever was a scared wolf, that was one when I lighted on his back and wound my arms around him and we rolled away together. The oth er two didn't understand it all, and back- ed off to watch the fight. a moonlight iuss:e ttiat was. At length the woif got under aud he and I both thought I was done for. He planied bis two paws ! my breast and the claws left marks! that are fhere yet while he seized my shoulder with his villainous jaws." Black paused to show us the scars on his breast and arms, particularly the large scar where the flesh was torn from the bone on his shoulder, ll-i continued: "I was a little faint when his teeth went 'D. It was unpleasant, and I bad lime to th.nk or a dozen other ways of dying, i any one of which I would have preferred , to -hat, had a choice been tossible. The wolf apparently didn't like the hold he j had. for he tore out his teeth, and tore out my coat, shirt and fieh loo. and . seized again on my fur cap. It was a ; lucky mistake for me. I felt his wet lip ou u,v .ureneau, anu naa jusi i.me io let : r i j i i i ? i.i go my iioia n ins mroai ana ciutcn my j knife, when he shook off the cap, and i made ano.hei attempt to gel a mouthfull, but his thr.iat was in nn fir lit strullnnr it if lie got it. for my knife blade was work-: , . , .... ' mg despeiately across his jugular, and r i- i . ' me point oi it was ieeung oeiween tue vertebras for his spinal marrow. He was iilfj, - ,, dead wolf, and be gave it up I ke one r fairly whipped. I "L bad bled considerbly when I rose, 1 hut I wasn't weakened a particle. The i whole had passed in less than half a min- ute. and I was ready for the other two, that now came at me both together. I seized my rifle and met one with the barrel acsoss the nose and floored him. As he picked himself up, I seized him by he hind foot. If the first wclf was scar ted when I fell on bim, this was more so. I shall never forget the howl which escaped him as I swung him into the air, aud struck lhe other a blow with the body . f his comrade. The other one, the first I had wounded, T ightened at this novel fighl, vanished in the woods, and I was left with this one in my hands. He seemed to let out his voice with tre mendous force, as he went around my head twice. The centrifugal force, as they used to call it al school, foiced out his wind, but as I let him fly, bis scream was fairly demoniacal. He -ent a red from the bank, and the ho 1 stopped only when he reached the water. I was faint and weak now and my visit to George was of course out of the question ; so I seized my rifle, and loaded it with diffi cully as I ran, aud following the water, at lt njth saw him come up. He struck in foi the shore, but seeing me, he did not dare to land. I leased him so for two Oiiles, and each time he approached the shore, I showed myself, and he kept off. I saw lie was getting tired, but I didn't want to shoot him yet, and I fol lowed him till he went over the rapids, and iu the deep hole by the haunted Itock. Here I had to leave the river bank, and so 1 watched him swimming lo:ig il.e edge of ihe rock, until he found little shelf, upon which he crawled out ai.d shook his hide. But he couldn't get up that rock that was pietty c r t.iin, and while he was discussing, it all alone by himself, I helped hira to settle he question with a rifle bail in his side, lie gave a mnd half bark and lmlf yell, and s rang into the river, but didn't rise again. How I got to m canoe, I dou't know. managed lo paddle over i'nd get iu re, half dead, wiih my blood all over me, an i my wounds frozen dry. Itoai month before I was well enough lo hunt aain, and I have been shy nf I ever since." I i j j 1 i . ; l I it to As Black concluded, I lo-iked at him with wonderment, knowing that this was not the raot hazardous ad venture 01 liis life by many. He gazed into the Cre a little w hile without speaking, sight d heat ily, and then resuming his kindly look again, stopped to pat Leo, who was sleeping with his broad lower jaw on Joe's bieast, while Joe lay on his back, looking np at the bark roof, and listen ing to the roar of the tempest. j For the Chronicle. REVIEW OF LEO. MILLER'S LECTURES AT EMPIRE HALL. glmpse of hs ever-smiiing phiz, I trem me bud for the cause of lruth- Buffoonery anJ ridicuie, hung out like a Quack Doc in ,or.s ..siliniTu And so it nroved: for sound leading features of the thiee en wolvcs tire Lectures, may be found embodied "Hi.mbcj Exposed" was th head ing ol a handbill thrown into our midst but a short lime since, by one Leo. Mil ler, of Rochester, X. Y., who professed to demonstrate to the good people of War ren, that Spiritualism, Mesmerism, Psy chology and Clairvoyance, wre all hum bugs. The Hall was tolerably filled, and all classes represented. The Progressiva came out to see what new thing had been developed. Fogies to be confirmed in an old opinion; and wags lo see 'he la tHes; to laugh at all hazards, and have a good time generally. The tone of Ihe Lecturer was lively, and to the last degree humorous, and the incidental remaiks were many of them too good to be lost. But as to the speak er's positions, I purpose, in th:s, to look after them a little. In a word, the audi- ence ireiierallv weie tickled, dazzled, hum- ingged! From the moment I caught a o r ' blessed with a wonderful gift f gab, and conscious that an ounce of ridicule out weighs a pound of facts, with a popular audience, he applied stroke after stroke, they responding with peals of mirth and enthusiastic cheer ng. The Science of Psycoology was duly handled, but I filled u nerneivi lliedif- fel ence butween the anJ theories advanced by ,iim lo lnakt U R kmubug d ,w ;ldvanceJ by ils friends to h a science wn, those who we,e present pt.a,e ,Q Vls remarks np0B .his piQt to mjnd anJ compare lllem wUh the fo, , r bel- ve x eorrecti nrPSi!nt. J e(, tpitome of tht! si;ience? Psychology (from Psycho and Logh) -Logic of the Soul, simply signifies, in common plain English, Metaphysics. I i ::... u.., ,i, , , , . , . enue itself, and the experiments intended . . . . r , ,. illustrale it. It is srenerally believed generally . , . . , , ihe active and Ihe passive: the volunta- , . , , ry and involuntary. The former is im J J 1""' ,uc u.u.u.,uc-ii.v lue suPerwr impression is imperative. De- in.r Ihe fulcrum of a will force, without which the mind has no power to act. In the normal state, the involuntary is train ed to act with the voluntary. In the ab normal, when its natural itnpressor is dormart, it instinctively connects itself wi'.h the next imprecsing cause. In order to illustrate the natural ope ration of this principle, by a mechanical method, the opeiator institutes a series of ingenius experiments. He reduces the subject by degrees, fr"m many ideas to one, and from that to one of his own. There is such a thing as a consciousness of existence, without positive thought. He then acts upon the conscious autom aton, presenting idea after idea in quick succession; thus launching him into a new sphere of existence, until he lives, sees and acts only in lhe miniature woild j thrown around him by the operator. Dods lemarks that many persons are j so constituted as to pass to and from ibis ! stale na'uraily, and that in the absence j of a more immediate impressing cause, the involuntary daguerreo:ypes some ru- j ling idea. Hope, fear or desire, acts with it. In this manner he accounts for Salem Witchcraft, mania polu, dancin" mania, Kentucky jerks, and last, ihough not least, the writings and other involun laiy phenomenaof Spiritual mcUumship. He further cites many examples to show that those involuntary freaks, d,o in ma ny instances, assume the form of a men tal epidemic. The speaker used all these facts and the ries, to account for the same class of I phenomena, and thus admitted all its i friends claim for il. Hence he explained nothing but the tallacy of his owu hum bugging pretensions. IT efforts upon this point, were a failure, and his bur lesquing experiments decidedly flat. In die mid.-t of ihe cackle of laughter which followed his clownish jukes and griman ces, (though can it d upon Ihe tide,) I could not but stop and consider how eay was lo mi-lea upon topics so litt'e un derstood, ind to manufacture witticisms float upon the popular current. It is proper lo remark in this connec tion, lhat all, except two or three of the i ' ! , ; j j j I j a i a I i j ; ! , ! i j I I a ' is. if er n' dy of in the writings of that eminent 1'svcho - legist, Dr. Pods, of I!oston. Many passages from 'he Doctor's Psy etiological Expose of Spiritualism, were quoted verbatim. It is singular that he should stigma- t'ze the Doctor's science as a humbug, wl.ile u-ing his facts and theories so free- I must confess that I am ashamed of havin.' undertaken the ta-k of this r. - - view, for the most of his positions are so weak, that my remarks appear loo much in the liht of a second edition oi' "Much Ado about Nothing." Relative lo Alemuerixm, he said but lit lie. He admitted ie Phenomena, but said that itcoiild never be reduced to a science. To wlJch I reply. Mesmerism being founded in the nature of things, is a Natural Science, and always was. In his second' lecture, he dwelt at some length upon the report of the French Commiiie, of which Franklin was a mem her; that it was all the work of imagina tion. In that age, the philosophy of mind, and its connections, was vague aud inde finite. Iu France, Mental Galvanism, Psychology, in (lot everything in tiie line of ni'-ntai piieii.tm ;i i, wa classed UH.Kl" ;i.e g.-iier-il in-a.l ot M '-i'-ier'.Mn. Ft. I Hi i:V een'.uiies, science li.i i lea led mole and nr.. re lo in tteri iliti.; dt moll stn.ions; and the mum: ol all j in-ai une n.t 'hat 1 ly beyond :iio reach of Iv dis-w-i' i'. Liiife, an ! -.,it-h In 1 t ri i-rlv bet a Hltributed i o .':n itio!i -j"-cial Prov iJi-ti e, was u nv n . ii- 1 iijwa Mes merism. But since Lis day, the bound aries of ibis science have been more pro perly obtaiued. The speaker cited the instance of tiie Mesmerized tree, .and ils results; which was not Mesmerism, but mental galvan ism, producing a s'mple shock, though sufficient in some cases, to roase the uer- vons system to healthy action. Had Mr. Miller's research oa thoe points, been equal lo that of the Fowlers, Dods, Buchanans, Cad wells, Eliotsons, and others who have made it iheir study for year;, he would never have insulted an intelligent audience by such an utter disregard for all scientific classification. Memerism is that great law of sympathy through which the active attracts and - -i i l i po.-s,c, u uu buul uu ,uc- c"""c eipeniuen s uciuuur,it " j mecjestu a aua.euce, u wou.a ...us. , .rate itself by its natural operations ,ni the daily experience of all th.nk.ng me... , ho does not know that children become , - i o 3 - the feeble gain strength and vitality by I Con,aCt Wi:h lhe S'ron-? V,ho bilS ,,0t ! leeuie uv sleeping w no tiie eu, nunc ' ? 3 ,,earJ ' tl,e se,PL'nl s Pwer to li"clnat his victim? Why does the defiant eye ' of the hunter ketp the tiger at bay?- v lias not shrank I.om the glance Ot . me migiuy; or M: conscious o. nis pow-; 1 1 9 i trover otuers. i I have, while sleeping w th delicately j constituted persons, caused them to dream ! 1 ., . ,i. - ,t- ; us A wiiicu, uuou i.iuereui, ticcas.uns, us i test. I have caught, from and given to others, trains of thought, though not wold was spoken between us. This, at least to my mind, is proof that it is not imaginary; and were it so, the dissect- ing knife would detect the fallacy. Dr. Eidale, BritUh Surgeon in India, has j practiced it successfully for 12 years, per forming every vaiiety of amputations and other difficult operations, without pain. So have hundreds of others, both Europe and America. But inasmuch as the speaker admitted ihe phenomena, and advanced no theory suuiciently comprehensive to cover the facts of the science, I will dismiss this portion of his lectures, Clairvoyance. A series of experiments were introduced, to show that ciairvoy- ance might be counterfeited. Those ai phabets of numbers, ifec, are school boy tricks, and applied only to the peculiar class of experiments performed by him. Take them all together, ihey were bun i g'ing, and had he not avowed them to be humbug, could not have escaped de- lection. Now a word relative to Martha Loom- lie asserted that as a committte j man, he had detected her in the same deception. It will be seen that his tx- perinieiits account for sympathetic vision by having clairvoyant instructed. Now I mistake not, this lady's vision is not confined to the sphere of her mother's i knowledge, but that she reals sealed If I am righily'iuformed, the j did, while in this town, read a package j taken froni among a number of County papers, of the contents of which the bear- j himself was ignorant. j And here let me remark, diat inas- much as Mr. Miller is a stringer in ma- j of the places where he lectures, a i written T printed statement by bis bro-1 ther committee men, would prove a ban- ! reference, ami lhat from 0.-.2 nature the circumstances, equally strong doc- j umeats will not be amiss relative ! ma : : j i j j ! 1 ! , " I its fires burn iow lbc ,ind dl;iuerreo packagts. ,Vpt.s w;;u K.r,iblo distinctness the dying j.ce.;e 0f a f,j,.n jf t;,e burning of tin ocean steamer, the coming of a btorm, or the cor.fl agra.ii n of a town; iu fact, anything tj,at U in ,iy way impressive. The sci- enlinc and medical journals of the day tram with accounts of ihis kind, which, the way, his theury of collusion will twi cover, which loo, rationally selves many of the wnn'orful phenomena of modern spiritualism, which, f.r lack of a sufficiently comprehensive theory, ho was forced to pass without notice. nv of l he statements am' statistics with which I. is lectures wtre interspersed. But be it so, that Mi.-s Liomis is a humbug, and hundreds of others besides. What dot s it signify? There are impos- tors in science, politics and religion. D'.-es ii then follow that these are hum- ' ugs? Coin can be counterfeited, devo tioii imitated, an 1 the domain of magic covers all phenomena. Is there, then, ix'-J'iut? rc;tl? Is nature an 1 human ex- istence one gigantic system of collusion, got up by somebody, and played off on everybody? The speaker treated at some length, upon the anatc my of the human eye riJiculed the idea of a person seeing from the back of tiie bead, soles of the fee:, ifcc lie was probably noi aware that such experiments are daily being made at the Medical College at Cincinnati. Sealed packages aie read and characters dtlinea ed, uudcrcircumstances that ren der collusion impossible. I met one of the subjects who had been with Profes sor Buchanan, while on a visi . lo Shaker Village. lie there read various docu ments which I chanced to have in my pocket, by simply placing them on Li j forehead; not their language horever, but their correct import. He told me the philosophy df the science, an! I have since experimented iu it with success proportionate to my experience. I will now harmonize tiie philosophy of clairvoyance with the speaker's own hypothesis, the anatomy of ihe senses and the known laws of electricity. The rpeaker, no dou'it, showed to the entire sat:sf.iction of till, that every. sense resolved i'self into fee ing tint each nerve was a telegraph whose office was to convey outward impressions to inward consciousness ihe optics conveying sha dows the auditory vibrations .and the others, more direct impressions of the thing itself. Now these nerves, to be ..!... tt o i nnt l,r. j.1..: vi.-i 1 1 t n ri tiA Aud litis subile medium, which (has seems to act as the ag;ntof mind, passes to and fro through the most solid sub stances. Skuli and flesh tire no barriers, aud from its knoivn tendency, we must conclude that it seeks fibrous rather than globular forms, and that its office is to produce sympathetic relations between two points or -.ibjects which it connects. Could a saffi,.icnt nurab(.r of its fibn,9 be l,t..j ja suspension between two given (h , lnachi,w now ,)e workuJ'whhout the will we wi,h j; In mL.ut of piojtcling electric auries, and k .1 ,1. :.. .. e i :. ...... nolam lliem m suspension tor this pur- noiuing mem in suspension lor tins ,ias aIrt.;lJy beu tr:t.d wRIl cess, and ihe operations of mind are . sue Derations ot niind are more nice than those of gross matter. If then, he decric fibre u (he tele:frapll where ,h b f 1? m .s,,.ri .1.., .i,iM TTnJvrs,. Jrir i complicae svstcnl of Kvery sun - . J ray that wanders in space, shoot direct or glnnce from object to object is a tel- , egrapb. I will nowextenJ his own position rel ative to natural light. The sun rays de scending, are refracted from the object to the nerve of the eye, thus forming a perfect telegraph from the object to the mind.' If, then, a simple electric connec- tion of the mind with the object, produ ces light, why may no', any or all of the ihojsand nerves aud fibres of the human system, under certain conditions of mind and body, become poin sof contact, con veying impressious to the grand feeler of the mind? The rta ler will ask. why was the eye formed? By an all wise provision, the human soul instinctively repels a more intimate connection with surrounding objects, than that which comes, softened and modified, through the senses. The reason of this is appar ent. It prevents too intimate contact with whatever is offensive, giving its pos sessor a chance to break oil' its connec tions at will, and prevent the spread of mental eriJemica through sympathetic actiou of mind direct on mind. And so long as the physical powers are strong, and opera'e normally, the sensitive prin ciple is safe in its citadel. But when, ei ther by disease or strong desire, ihis in stinct is overccme, or the bull work of defence broken do.vn, then the im pressions of events which transpire, tho' far distant, are pictured on the mind with wonderful illst'nctnes; as in ca;es of briliiactcatalepsy, when the mind is aculc and towering, and the constitution j i j ' i i ' - i : ! . : ; I j , : ! ; j i ; i . ' ' I i i : ! : : ; ! ! j i ! j ! j ! a ; I b-Kk His remarks upon Spiritua'ism, as up- on other points, was chaiacterized by ri dicule and miscon-tiuction, rather than truthfulness and reason. He thought it strange lhat uothing could hammer on nothing, with a hammer of the same sort, and iepcated a thousand other little witticisms, to the infinite amusement of such as knew little or rothing of the phi-lo-oj-hy taught aud hel.l by Spiritualists, but which, with a thorough understand ing u;on th.xis p)itr.t, n t only rendere them po:ni!ess, but the speaker absolute ly ridiculous. His theory of memory, was, however, an exception to the general tenor of- his remaiks. The treatment of this point alone, was worth the entire admission fee, and I feel disposed to give him full credit for it. But his position relative to physical phenomena, was particularly faulty. In fact, he could not account lor them without admitting the basis of Mesmerism, and he lacked the aid of in dependent clairvoyance to account for moth r class of f icts equally authentica ted. By stealing Psychology and using it anonymously, he accounted for involun 1 tary mediumship. The rest was patch ed by ridicule aud denial. I would remark that inasmuch as there are several published theories, all pro fessing to account for the manifestations, and each differing nia'erially from the other, we are left lo choose between them; and our ouly guide to the true one, is this: that theory which covers thegreat ' est number of known fac s, must, to us, stand as the true one. And having read no less than three others, the one ad- vanced by the speaker, being the nar rowesi and weakest of all, 1 can receive his only in part, and must, as a whole, account it a false one. Mr. Miller caire into our midst, the avowed champion of Reason, Religion l.v n-i n.T anu me oioie. tui i amrm, ana am prepared to. demonstrate, that either he misunderstands .he nature of his own po sition, or came as a "Wolf in sheep's clothing." And I challenge either hi n or his friends lo sustain his pretensions in accordance with his positions, as set forth in his lectures. I will even tak : the thing in an affirm ative light, and with his positions demol ish the Bible, root and branch, and that beyond the reach of even an apology; so that if he is not an Iufidel of the worst stamp, the fault is with his own reflec- live powers, and not his stand point. Warren, Dec. '55. M. G. T. From the New York Evangelist. A REMEDY FOR MOTHS. We were examining our wardrobe af- ter summer, aud found to our surprise and grief, many ol our most choicest ar ticle of apparel, sadly damaged by the mo hs. In the midst of our troub'e, and the discussion as to the modes of protec j tion against moths, which had been handed down by tradition, Aunt Julia came in. " Aunt Julia, how do you keep your wiutcrcloihing from the moths?" we both asked eagerly, as lhat good lady pro .' ceeded to lay aside her handsome shawl which looked as fresh as ever after seven years wear. "I used to suffer from moths as much as any one," replied Aunt Julia, taking her knitting from her little basket, and sitting down, but I found a receipt in an old fashioned book which has releived me of such solicitude on the subject. It was many years b-.-fore I could be per ! sucded to try it. Iu my young days money was not quite as plenty as now, but provisions were cheap, and a farm- er s daughter Degan uer married lite better supplied, wiih linen, blankets, and bed quills, that many a jewel-decked city belle. As I was an only daughter, and was not married too young, a noble pile of b ankets, feather-beds, bed quilts, fcc, became my portion. For many years after we removed to the city, I used to d.ead my summer work of air'ng beds, and packing very fine home-made blankets, and quilts, stuffed with the softest down. I tried snuff, tobacco, camphor, pepper and cedar chips, aud yet as we changed our place of resi dence several times some colony of moths, old squatters among the beams of the garret, or in some unobserved scrap ot woolen cloth would perforate tiny holes ia my choice-.t possessions." 'Why, aunt Julia, I thought you had cedar closet." ' Yes, when we moved into our new house'; but by lhat t me my closet was too small for my increased wealth, and i ' 1 I used this receipt I seldom passed a year without seme moth holes but now have not seen one iu nine jears." "What was it aunt? Have you the ? or can you repent from memory? It is too late lo save these things, but I will write il down and try it next spring." So si in' Anna took out her little re- I ceipt book and pencil, while Aunt Julia prepared to record lhe moth preventa tive. The book was an old one with the title obliterated, and the title page lorn out by some careless child, but the di rections were there. "Liy not for yourself, treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth cor rupt." But lay ur for yourselves treasures in heaven, whete neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through and steal." "0, Aunt Julia, is that all ? Ho does that help the matter ?" "Wait, Anna, and hear my story out. One day, as I was mourning over my choicest blankets, eaten by the moths, and ailing my down bed-quilts and feather beds, which have been rendered obsolete by the introduction of spring matrasses; as I stood ready to cry with vexation to see my choicest articles eaten in the most conspicuous places, as you have experienced to-day, my eye rested on an old Bible, which lay on the top of a barrel of phamplets in the garret. I opened it, and almost unconsciously read the receipt lor avoiding moths which I have given you to-day. I then recol lected lhat Ihey seldom troubled the clothing in frequent us-, and that tbe articles which caused me so much care were not needed tice a year. I then thought of Sophy Baker, with her large family and sick husband. They had been burned out in the Spring before, and were just entering upon a cold, long winter of poverty. I sat down, and writing her a note, sent her two feather- be Is, and four blankets, and an old fashioned 'coverlid' that very diy ; and I wo more blankets I dispatched to a poor old rheumatic neighbor, whose destitu tion had never occurred to me before. I then began to breathe freely ; and be fore another week two more blankets had gone to comfort tired limbs, and aching hearts. The cast-off coats, cloaks, and old pieces of carpeting w'dch had long Iain in my garret were given to the de serving poor. A bag of woolen stock ings and socks, which had been kept for cleanirtg brass, were sent to the charity institution, never again to become a temptation to the moths. I inquired particularly the next year, and found the beds and blankets were in such ex cellent preservation that 1 cheerfully laid up more of my surplus property, 'in heaven,' and out of the way of moth and mould. My cedar closet and trunks holdall I wish to preserve, and when they begin lo run over, I commit more articles to the keeping of my widowed and fatherless acquaintance." "But. Aunt Julia, your's is a peculiar case, loj had the home made outfit of a rich rarmer's daughter, and could not expect to make use of it ; beside the Bible don't encourage wasting oar goods extravagantly." "I do think the Bible leans to what is called the extravagant side. The rest of lhe chapter following the verse I have quoted gives little encouragement to much forethought, either in food or rai ment, and in another place, says : 'He that hath two coats, let him impart to hira that hat'i none.' This rule leaves very little to pack away in a cedar closet. Ia my opinion, God's providence is far from encouraging extensive accumula tion, either of money or possessions, es pecially among Christians. Fire and flood, drought, mildew, and moth, s'and ready to rebuke that spirit of covetous- ness which the Lord abhorreth." "Surely, Aunt Julia, you wouldn't have me give away Ihe new furs you gave me yourself last winter ?" "No, my child; but let us examine for t momeut this moth-eaten pile. Here are three coats of your husbands, which he cou'd never possibiy wear again." "Those are for fishing. Aunt." "How often does he fish ?" "Once in four or five years," said An na, locking slightly discomfited. " Well, here is a bag of out-grown, shrunken socks and stockings, and these old dresses of Ada's and these over coats of the boys, that I heard you say were unfit fjr wear, even at lhe play-ground ; and besides I think you remarked that the whole difficulty originated in an old carpet, which has been harboring moths many years when it might have been out of harm's way upon r.ome poor widow's floor." "Well, Aunt, I believe you are Lalf right." "Try my rule, Anna ; not after your properly is ruined, but when you find you can spare it even at the risk of sending some of your treasure to heaven berore you have obtained all you could from its ue. Many an old garret have known to be infested with moths, ruin- ning hundreds of dollars wortfc of valua i ble articles, when the whole evil might be traced to an eld coat, or carpet, s-If-is'n'y or rarcles,sly withheld from lhe a a a poor. We are God's stewards, and our luxuries are not given us to feed a "cove tousness which is idolalry ; but are tal ents which may be increased ten times before the great day of final account." When people ask me how to prevent moths, 1 always long lo say, "lay up your tresaures in Heaven because I have found fiom experience it is a sure and convenient way." "Well, Aunt, I own I never thought much about it before as a matter of Christian duty. I will try, before anoth er year, to confine my case to the arti cles I need, and shall hope for better success. THRILLING STORY. The following was communicated by Mr. E. Merriam to the Porthmouth Jour nal : As early as 983, Errick Rande, an Icelandic chief, fitted out an expedition of twenty-fire galleys at Suefell, and having manned with sufficient crews of colonists, set forth from Iceland to what appeared a more congenial climate. They sailed upon the ocean fifteen days, and they saw no land. The next day brought with it a storm, and many a gallant vessel sunk in the deep. Mountains of ice covered the water as far as eye could reach, and but a few galleys escaped de struction. The morning of the seven teenth day was clear and cloadless ; the sea was calm, and far away to the north ward could be seen the glare of ice-fields reflecting on the sky. The remains of shattered fleets gathered together to per sue their voyage, but the the galley of Errick Rande was not there. The crew of a galley which was driven further down than the rest, reported that as the morning broke, the large fi of ijj that had covered the ocean were driven by the current past them and that they beheld the ga'ley of Errick Rande borne by resistless force and the spsed of the wind before a tremendous field of ice her crew had I t all control over her they were tossing their arms in wild ago ny. Scarcely a moment had elapsed be fore it w is walled in by a hundred ice hills, and the whole mass moved forward and w is soon beyond the horison. That the galley of the narrator escaped, was wonderfull it remained, however, un contradicted, and the vessel of Errick Rinde was never more seen. Half a century after that, a Danish colony was established on the western coast of Greenland. The crew of the vessel which carried the colonists thith er, in their excursions into the interior, crossed a range of hills that stretched to the northward; they had approached nearer to the pole than any preceding adventurers. Upon looking down from Ihe summit of the hills, they beheld vast and interminable field of ice, undu lating in various places, and formed in a thousand grotesque shapes. They saw not far from the shore, a figuie in an iced vessel, with glittering icicles in stead of masts rising from it. Curiosi ty prompting then to approach, they beheld a dismal sight. Figures of men in every attitude of woe, were npon the deck, but they were ice things then; one figure alone stood erect, and with fold ing arms, leaning against the mast. A. hatchet was procured and the ice cut awi.y, and the features of a chieftain dis closed, pallid, and deadly, and free from decay. This was doubtless the vessel, and that figure the form of Errick Ran de. ' Benumbed with cold, and in the agony of despair, his crew had fallen around him. The spay of the ocean and the fogs had frozen as it lighted npon them, and covered each figure with an ice robe, which the short-lived glance of Greenland sun had not time lo remove. The Danes gazed upon the spectacle with trembling. They knew not bat the scene might be their fate. They knelt down upon the deck and muttered a prayer in their native tongue for the souls of the frozen crew, then hurriedly left the place, for night was approaching. - As editor in Ohio thus writes to his subscribers. "We hope our friends will overlook our irregularities for the past two weeks. We are now permanently located in the county jail with sufficient force to insure the regular issue of our paper for the future." As editor is not only a great bore, but great fool, when he sets down to write long "leader," under the impression that his readers prefer it to the news of he day, and a multitude of items and scraps. So says lhe St. Louis Democrat, and so sav we. "You'll find it out," as the thief re- marked to himself as he saw a gentle aaan feeling in his pocket for his hand kerchief. He who receives a good turn should never forget it. Ha who docs one should arvf r lemember ji.