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B, R. COWEN, EDITOR & PROPRIETOR, "HE WHO LOVES NOT HIS (fpTBY CAN LOVE NOTHING." TERMS $1,50 A YEAR, IN ADVANCE NEW SERIES, VQL. VII, NO. 41. ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO, THURSDAY. AUGUST 9, 1855. WHOLE NO. 969 THE CHRONICLE. PUBLISHED EVKRY THURSDAY MORNING Office on North ftide of Main Street in ttie Now Masonic Hull, a few doors East of the Court lioute, nml n lew doors West of the Norton House. VKRMH OF iUBSCRIPTlON. I f vaM within Ihren months, I . K paid aapr tliattime, ii,iiO r PnHTrf lUncmitinnril only at the option of the editor, i while arrearages are due. TERMS OFADVKRTISI NO. I IT. r-1. I I llawa m Im I Ihm mm! ai mi I ii'u i tic, u iniroiM irrg,) till w v. ' i n , sj j ,ru i Every additional insertion, . Yearly advcrtiiiemciita one column, -W.tHI ) riaii ooltinn, ; CJyiarter column, I ".! i I i ifi - "i. -' cardp 'i nrr annum. It Mi letter addreKaed to tho editor mut he paid to j enure attention ci ' J fSo paper dfscontlnued until all arrearage! etc paid unless at tho Option of the ediior.i J POETRY. For the Chronicle. The MISANTHROPE'S WISH. BY ROSE ELWOOD. I Oh give me a home in some sylvan retreat, Where the wild flowers spring up lor a carpet so : sweot; Where bright birds in hranchesof evergreens ing, And the deer and gazelle over underbrush spring. Where all kinds of sweet fruits are tempting the sight, And the moon softly ridos through tho star spanglod night; r Where sweet-scented zephyrs blow aoft through the green. And breathe tothe flowers the sweet "ale of ilitir love While the bright summer sun rode in majesty by, I'd have (or cov'ring I lie bright azure sky; And when wii.tcr's cold blasts cast a chill o'er' my ' frame, I'd build me a hut in this fairy -like realm. In this place would I live, each day loving it more, With no envy to tempt my ambition to soar; No dom but the trees waving over my head, And bright birds to mouin forme when I nm dead. Bridgeport July 31st. 1855. For the Chronicle. BE KIND. BY ROSE ELWOOD. Be kind to the stranger who comes to thy land, From a foreign and far distant shore; For he's Ion ely and sad, without e'en one kind friend And his jwn kindred he'll never see more!' Be'kind to the stranger, and cheer his lone hours, And think thou niay'st yet have to wend, Thy way to a loreign and far distant shore, Without e'en a tingle kind Iriend! ' Be kind tothe beggar who nBks alms of thee, Nor drive him so rude from thy door, tr For once he was hnppy and wealthy as thou , Though now he's so wretchedly poor. Be kind to the beggar, for he has a heart, And leelings ns tender as thine; And poverty'.- chain! which now hold him so fast May some time around thee close bind! Bridgeport July 16th, 1855. MISCELLANEOUS. From Putman's Monthly, for August. LIVING IN THE COUNTRY. It is a good thing to have an old-fashioned fire-place in the country; a brood-breasted, j deep-chested chimney-piece, with its old-, fashioned fender, its old-fashioned andirons, its old-fashic ned shovel and tongs, and a; goodlv show of cheery-red hickory, in 0 glow, with its volume of blue smoke curling tip the thorncic duct. '-Ah! Mrs. Sparowgrass. what j would the country be without a ch itnney corn er and a hearth! Do you know," said I "the little fairiesoance upon the hearth-stone when on heir is born in a house!" Mrs. Sparrow-j gr6s said she did nut know it, but, she said, she wanted me to stop talking about such things. "And the cricket," said I, 'how, cheerful its carol or, the approach of winter." Mrs. S. said the sound of a cricket made her, feel melancholy. "And the altar and the' hearth-stone: symbols of religion and of home! Before one the bride beside the other the wife! No wonder, Mrs. Sparrow grass, they are sacred things: ihst mnnkind have csery held them inviolable, and preserv ed them from sacrilege, in all limes, and in all countries. Do you know," said I, "hew clear this hearth is to me!" Mrs. Sparr.-w-grass said, with hickory wood at eight dollars a cord, it did not surprise her to hear me grumble. "If wood wero twenty dollars a cord I would not complain. Here we have everything "content, Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books, Ease and alternate labor, useful life;" "and as I sit before our household altar," said I, placing my hand upon the mantel, "with you beside me, Mrs. I,, I feel that all the beautiful fables of poets are only truths in parables when they relate to the heaith-stone the hesrt-stone, I may say, of home!" This fine sentiment did nut move Mrs. Sparrowgraas a iv hit . She said she was sleepy. After all I begin to believe sentiment is a poor thing in'the country. It does very well in books, and on the atage, but it will not an swer for the rural districts. The country is too genuine and honest for it. It is a pretty affectation, only fit for artificial life. Mrs Peppergrass may wear it '"ith her rouge an, diamonds in a drawing room, but it will no pass current here; any more than thosimulat ed flush of htr checks can compare with tha painted in those of a rustic beauty by tin sun and air. "Mrs. Sparrowgraas." said I, "let us ha aome nuts and apples, and a pitcher of Bing hemtoii cider; we have a good cheerful fir to-night, and why should we not enjoy ill" When Mrs. Sparrowgrass returned froi ! giving directions about the fruit and cide she brought with her a squaro paper box lu ol garden sci'd. To get good garden see;) an important thing in the country. If yi depend upon an agricultural warehouse you mny be disappointed. The way to do is, to select the best specimen-) Irotn your own rais ing: then you are sure thoy ore Itesh.ot leasi. Mrs. Sparrowgrass opened the box. First she took 01M a puckage of seeds, wrapped up in a newspaper then she took out another package tied up in brown papet then she drew iurlh a bund'e that waB pinned uo then another that was taped up then ano'.her 1 twisted up then out cume a bursted package of watermelon seeds then a withered car of corn ther another package of watermelon; seeds from another melon then a handful of split, okrs pods then handsful of beans.peas, squash seeds, melon seeds, :ucumber seeds, ' sweet corn, ever-green corn, and uthei germs. Then another bursted paper of watermelon seeds. There wero watermelon seeds enough to keep half the country supplied with this refreshing article of luxury As the treasures were spread out on the teble, there came over; me a feeling that reminded me of Christmas times, when the young ones used to pant I down stairs, before d.iwn, lump in hand, to IM the kindly tuv-gifts ol Santa Clous. Then 1 the Mental Gardener, taking Anticipation by: the hand, went forth into the future garden;' the peas sprouted out in round leuves, tomato pttl forth his aromatic spread; sweet corn thfUlt his gteen blades out of many a hillock; ' lettuce threw up his slender spoons; beans shouldered their way into the world, like. iEneases, with the old beans on their backs; and wuter melon and cucumber, in voluptuous' play, sported over the beds like truant school boys. "Here ore sweet pens on tiptoe for a light: With wings of gentle flnsh o'er delicate while, Anil taper fingers catching ol all things. To bind them all about with tiny lings " "Now," said I, "Mrs. Sparrowgrass, let us arrange these in proper order; I will muko a chart of the garden on a piece of paper, and pu: evervlhing down with a date, to be plant ed in its proper time." Mrs. Sparrowgrass! said she thonghtthat an excellent plan. 'Yes,' I replied, tasting the cider, "we will make a garden to-night on paper, a ground plan, as it were, and plant Iroin that; now, Mrs. S., I read off the different packages." Mrs. Spar rowgrass took up a paper and laid it aside, then another, and laid it aside. "1 think," said she, as the thin paper was placed upon the table, "I did not write any names on the seeds, but I believe I can tell them apart; these," said she, "are water-melons." "Very well, what next!" "The next," said Mrs. S , ' is eithir musk-melon or cucumber Reed." "My dear," said I. "we -vant plenty of mel ons, for the summer, but I do not wish to plant half an acre of pickles by mistake; can'l you be sure about the matter!" Mrs. Sparrowgrass said she could not. "Well, Uien, lay the paper down and call off the next." "The next are not radishes, I know," suid Mrs. S.; 'tluy must be summer cabbages.' 1 "Are you sure now, Mrs. Sparrowgrass," said I, getting a little out ol temper. Mrs. Spar rowgrass said she- was sure of it, because cabbage seed looked exactly like turnip seed. 1 "Did you save turnip seed also," said I. Mrs. Sparrowgrass replied, that she 'had provided one, but they must be in nno-her paper. j "Then call off the nexi; we will plunt them for cabbages, whether or no." "Here is aj name," said Mrs. Sparrowgrass, brightening up, "Read it." said , pen in hand. "Watc-; melon not so good," suid Mrs. S. "Lay 1 that paper with the rest and proceed." 'Corn,': said Mrs. Sparrowgrass, Willi a smile. "Va riety!" "Pop, I 0111 sure." "Good, now we! begin to see daylight." "Squash," said Mrs Sparrowgrass. ' Lay thst paper aside, my dear." "Tomato" "Red or yellow!" Mrs. Spsrrowgrass said she had pinned up the one ad tied up the other, to distinguish them.but 1 it was so long ago, she had forgotten which Ml which. "Never mind," said I, "theri is; one totnlort, they cannot bear without show log their colors." "Now for the next." Mrs Sparrowgrass said upon tasting the tomato' seed, she was sure'they were beil-peppers. ' Very well, so much is gained, we are sure i of the capsicuia. The next." Beans," said Mrs. Sparrowgrass. The-o is one kind of hean, in regard to which I have a prejudice. I allude to the j asparagus bean, a sort of long-winded escul ent, inclined to be prolific in strings. It does not climb very high on the pole, crops out In! an abundance of pods, usually not shorter than a bill of extras, after a contract; and although interesting as a curious vegetable,! still not exactly the bean likely to be highly I commended by your city guests, when served up to them at table. When Mrs. Sparrow I grass, in answer to mv question, as to the particular species of bean referred too, an swered, "Limas," I felt relief at once. "Put the Li-nas to the right with the sheep, Mrs. S , and as for the rest of the seeds, sweep them into the refuse basket. I will add an other stick to the fire, pare an apple lor you, and an apple for me, light a cigar, ana be com fortable. What is the use of fretting about a few seeds more or less! But, next year, we will make all the packages with names, 10 prevent mistakes, won't we, Mrs. Sparrowgrass!"' There has been a great change in the at mosphere within a lew days. The maple twigs are ail scarlet and yellow fringes, the sod is verdurous and moist; in the morning a shower ot melody falls from the trees around us, where blue birds and "pewees" are keeping an academy of music Off on the river there is a long perspective of shad poles, apparently stretching from shore to shore, and, here and there, a boat, with pic ' turesque fishermen, at work over the gill-nets, ' New and then a shad is held up; in the die 1 tance il has a star-like glitter, sgainst tin ' early morning sun. The fruit-trees bronzei buds. Occasionally a feeble fly creeps alon '' like a valetudinarian too early in the seasoi at a watering-place. The marshes are al e a-whistle with dissipated bull-frogs, wh keep up their revelry at unseemly hours. -n Our prest Polsnder is in high cluck, and w r' find eggs in the hens' nests. 1 1 is Sfbinc " Il is a good thing to hyive spring in the cout trv. People g'ow young ugain in tlie spriii u iu the country. The world, the old glut , ilwlf. grows young in the spring, and why , not Mr. and Mrs. Sparrowgrass! The city, ; in the spring, is like the apples of Sodom, '"fair and pleasant ,to behold, but dust and ! ashes within." B'it who shall sing or asy : what spring is in the country! J " To w hat shall compare Itf It has a plory. find naught else can share it: The ihought thereof Is nwlul, sweet, and holy, Chasing away oil worldlincss and folly." "Mrs. Sparrowgrass," said I, "the westher is beginning to be very worm and spring-like; how would you like to have a little festa" Mrs. Sparrowgrass said that, in her present frame of mind, a fester was not necessary for her happiness. I replied, "I meant a fcsla, not a (ester; a little fete, a few friends, a few flowers, a mild sort of spring dinner, if you. please; some music, claret, fresh lettuce, lamb and spinach, and a breikfaet ol eggs fresh laid in the morning, with rice cakes and cof-, fee." Mrs. Sparmwgriss suid she woa will Inf. ' Then," said I, "Mrs. S., I will invite' a lew old friends, and we will have an ele gant time." So from that day we watched tha sky very cleverly Tor a week, to ascertain the probable course of the clouds, and con sulted the themometer to ki ow what chance there was of having open windows for the occasion. The only drawback that stood in the way of perfect enjoyment was, our lawn hed been half rooted out of existence by an irruption of predatory pigs. It was vexatious enough to see our lawn bottom-side up on a festive occasion. But I determined to have redress for it. Upon consulting with the best legal authority in the village, I was told that I could obtain damages by identifying the animals, and commencing suit uguinst the owner. As I hod not seen the animals, I asked Mrs- Sparrowgrass if lb could iden tify them. She said she could not 'Then,' said I to my legal friend, "what can I do!" He replied thai he did not know. "Then," said I, "if they come again, and I catch them in the act, can I fire a gun among them?" He said I could; but that I would be liable for whatever damage was dore them. 'Then,' suid I, "It Would not shiwcrj niy object is to make 1'ie owner suffer, not the poor quadru peds." He replied that the only sufferers would probably be the pigsund myself. Then I asked him, if the owner recovered against me, whether I could bring a replevin suit a gninst him. He said thut, under the Con stitution of the United Stales, such a suit could be brought. I asked him if I could re cover. He said I could not. Then I asked him what remedy I could have. He answer ed that if I found the pigs on rny grounds, I could drive them to the pound, then call upon the fence viewers, get them to assess the damages done, and by this means mulct the owner for the trespass. This advice pleased me highly; it was practical nnd humane. I determined to act upon it, and slept soundly upon the resolution. The next day our guests came up from town. I explained the lawn to them, anil having been forlifipd on legol points, instructed them as it, remedy for tres pass. The day was warm and beautiful; our doors and windows were thrown wide open. By wav of offset to the appearance of the lawn, I hud contrived, by purchasing an ex pensive little bijou of o vase, and filling it with sweet breathing flowers, to spread 0 rural air of fragrance throughout the parlor. Tne doors of the bay-window open on the pi.izzn, in one doorway s'.ood a tray of deli cate confections, upon two slender quartette tables. These were put in the shade to keep cool. I had suhorned an Italian to bring them up hand, in pristine sharpness and beau ty of outline. 1 was taking a glass of sherry with our old friend Capt. Bacon, of the U. S. Navy, when suddenly our dogs commenced barking. We keep our dogs chained up by daylight. Looking over my gloss of sherry, I cbrerved a detachment of the most villain ous looking pigs rooting up my early peu putch. "Now," suid 1, "Captain," putting down ray glass deliberately, "l will show you some fun, excuse me for a few minutes;" and wiih ihut I bowed significantly to our festal guests. They understood at once that eti quette must give wuy when tile pea-patch was about being annihilated. I then went out, unchained the dogs, and commenced driv ing the pigs nut of the garden. After con siderable trampling of all my early vegeta bles, under the eyes of my guests, I managed to gel the 1 ingleader of the sw inish multitude into my parlor. He was a lorge, powerlul looking fellow, with a great deal of comb, long legs, moltled completion, and ears pretty well dogged. He stood for a moment at bay against the sofa, then charged upon the dogs, ran against the centre table, which he ac cidentally upset, got headed off by Captain I Bacon, who came to the rescue, darted under our quartette tables, makings general dis ' tribution of confectionery, and finally got 1 cornered in the piazza. By this time I was so much exasperated I that I was capable of taking the life of the 1 intruder, and probably should have done so ' had my gun nol been at the gunsmith's. In striking at him with a stick, I accident'y hit one of the dogs euch a blow as to disable him. But I as determined to capture the destroyer and put hiin in the pound. After some difficulty in getting him out of the piazza, I drove him into ihe library and finally out in the ground. The rest of his confed erates were there, quietly feeding on the re mains of the garden. Finally I found myself on the hot, high road, with all my captives and nne dog, in search of the pound. Not knowing where the pound was, sfler driving them for a quarter of a mile, I made inquiry of a respectable looking man, whom I met in corduroy breeches, on the road. He in formed me that he did not know. I then fell I in with a colored boy who told me the only pound was at Dobb's Ferry. Dobb's Ferry ' is u thriving village about seven miles north ' of the Nepprrhun. 1 made a bargain will the colored buy for three dollars, and by hh ' assistance the animals were safely lodged it the pound. By tnis means I was enablei e to return to my guests. Next day I found ou '' the owner. I got the fence-viewers to esti ' mate the damages. The fence-viewers looked at the broke 1 mahogany and estimated. I spoke of th ' vase, the flowers, green-houe flowers and the confectionery These did not appear to strike litem as damageable. I think the fence viewers ure nol libersl enrugh in their vi2ws. Tht damages done to a man's temper and I constitution shall be included, if ever I get 1 to bo fence-viewer; to say nothing of exotics trampled under foot, and a beautiful ilesserl 1 ruthlessly destroyed by unclesn anima's I Besides that, we shall not have a pea until everybody else in the village has done with ( peas. We shall be late in the season with ' our early poos At lost sn advertisement 1 1 appeared in the ci unty paper, w:iich contain- ' 1 ed the decision of the fence-viewers, to wit: I WESTCHESTER COUNTY, Town of Yonkers. WE, THE Sl'BsCUinF.RS, FENCE-VIEW-, ft of said town, having been ouiioiriti d by Surnon Sparrowgrass Of said town lo appraise the ' daniuges done by nine hogs, rive wintered, tour , t spoited oncl one white,) and four spring pigs, two 1 I whitej distrained by him doing domsge on his londs I ond having been to Ihe place," and viewed ond as- ' certsinedtnsdamigas.dottreby certiiy the amount 1 iliereof to be three dollars, ond iliat lhe lees for our I 1 services ore two dollars. Given under our hands,! Una duv of .185. II DANIEL MALMSEY. PETER ASSMANSHAUSER. Fence-viewers. 1 he uoovc Iioes are in the Pound at Dr.lih s AWm I CORNELIUS CORKWOOD, Pound Master. "Under the circumstances," said I, "Mrs. Sparrowgrass, what do you think of Ihe pound as a legal remedy." Mrs. S. said it was shameful. "So I think, too; but why should we repine! the birds sing, the sky is blue, the grass is green side up, the trees are full of leaves, the air is balmy, and the child ren, God bless them! are happy. Why should . we repine ubout trifles! If we wsnt early peas we can buy them, and as (or the vase, flowers and confectionery, they would hove been all over with, by this time, if the pigs , had not been here. There is no use to cry, like Alexander, fur another world; let us enjoy the one we have, Mrs. Sparrowgrass." , THE MORMON QUESTION. SHALL WE ADMIT INTO THE UNION AN ANTI- CHRISTIAN AND BARBAROUS STATE! ri This is a question that must be determined g without further d lay. We have trifled with the serious affair of U:ah Territory until it ,. has grown monstrous, ond can be trifled with t no longer; and It is incumbent upon us seri- I ously to determine what we will do to pre- 11 vent that fearful consummation of an evil w I have encouraged by neglect, if not by 2 positive countenance and support. Our readers are familiar with the history ( of the Mormon imposture. They know the 1 story of Joseph Smith and the golden Bible; t of the organization of the fanatical and li- 1 centious vogabonds that gathered around the 1 impostor; the sttempl to establish a military c despotism over them, and wield on imperium J in imperio in Missouri and Illinois; of '.he 1 robberies, murders, and domestic Btrife that ensued, and the expulsion of the intolerable gang beyond the limits (of civilization. We need not relate the disgusting history of the p social life of these people. If ever there n was a religion devised for the kingdom of s hell on earth, Mormonism is that religion. p It is a religion which restrains nothing but u virtue, encourages nothing but vice. It uses t the tremendous sanction of the Holy Name c to tear down all defences from innocence, to r destroy whatever may remain of conscience, 0 to give free rein to riotous iust, and to com plete man in the imt.ge of the devil. The J world has before experienced, in many in- stances, the wickedness of nations who for- s get God, in one the frightrul abandonment t of a nation who defend God: but in the 1 Mormons we are witnessing, and to witness, f the horrible depravity of a people who bias- f pheme the purity of God, by proclaiming I Mat the instigator and rewarder of their a abominations the special patron of their t putridity. Wickedness has an energy in it c which is terrible. The lawless lusts of men, under the fuU impulse of the diabolical allla- c tus, ore unspeukably dreadful. Every day r we 6ce the frightful destruction, the intoler- d able misery, which can be accomplished by a tho instrumentality of a single individual t moved by a power like this. The Mormons s are yet to exhibit to us the horrible works of a an armed nution of such men, sweeping in v furious and unrestrained license over a wide s and defenceless country. Wo do not apprehend that their march will t be toward our own frontiurs. The leaders c of the Mormons are neither ignorant nor fan- i alical, they ore merely wicked and daring In a contest with the people of the United 1 States thoy would be swept away as chaff before the wind. The first murder commit- 1 ted by tt eir invading force would be the sig- ' nal for the extermination of the wholegang; 1 they would bo destroyed with as little com- t passion as a nest of home's. The Mormons know this well enough. But to the south- 1 vvesi of us spreads out a wide and fertile. St 1 yeiopulent country, temptingly inviting the spoier. A mixed race of people, which seems to have inherited bul the weaker points ; of both progenitors, occupies Mexico and Central America. Without intellectual , cultivation, or religious elevation, indolent from the combined action of bad government, climate, hereditary constitution, and deficient civilization; unwarlike, disunited; they are thinly Hcattered over a country singularly un compact, and defenreless by a central sov ereignty. This country, seized by a war like and disciplined force, acting upon a common principle of selfishness, with just fanaticism enough to sanctify their ferocity, would be(a helpless prey to brutality and I avarice H- re might be established s power, entrenched in '.hejnatural fastnesses of so de fencible a country, which would invite to itself the able-bodied wickedness of Europe and ' America. That such a power would growl b vsst accessions of adventurers, is ss cer-1 ' tain as that hordes have followed Attila and j Alaric. All Central and South America 1 ( would be before them; horde after horde would pour over these devoted lands, and a vast military domination, resting upon and defending a moral condition and social state vtt y worse than Mohamnaedanistn, would e be established from California to Cape Horn. Let no one suppose that the ebsurdity of their creed and the grossness of their immorality will prove a sufficient preventive to their pxponsion. Absjrdity is not necessarily iissgreesble. If it involves practical advan tages, it will be at cepled with eagerness. Let a Chrislisn minister and n Mormon missionary stand side by side, and compete or disciples among the workmen of Man :hester, or the rabble of Paris; let the one nreach repentance, the other emigration; the jne exhort to self-denial, the other proffer inrestricted license; the one promise heaven, he other a free form on the prairies, and sn eternity of sensuality hereafter, and there' :an be no doubt which would be the most lUccatlfUl. As to the immorality of the j Mormons, so fsr Irom repelling men, it is'the nost powerful attraction to them. Any re igious sharr. which offers indulgence to vice, ind impuni'y to sin, will be considered very easonable. If, in addition, it secures a good , iving, with little toil, it will be exceedingly j tuccesslu! in winning proselytes. No scheme j tan be more ridiculous, more grossly shocking 1 0 common sense, than Mormonism but none! 10s been so successful. We do not know the j lumbers of those people, but they are nu-, nerous enough to send out and support seve- j il hundred missionary agents, nil of whom re busily ot work to procure emigrants to! me chosen place of assemblage, w'tere,, overed from the public eye by distance end j' n interposing wilderness, they are maturing neons and plans in entire security. The United States are nursing on their ; 1 erritories a brood of serpents, which will j oon be too formidjbls to be crushed. We j 1 ay nursing, lor we have not only permitted 1 1 hem to occupy our land, but have coun- j I enancedthun by actually appointing the, hief cf the tribe governor of the territory,,' nd thus investing his denomination with j he authority of our sovereignly, and one of! heir dirty clan has been permitted to sit in ( ongress. We hove been entirely patient', nder their insults. We have permitted:, hem to drive away our officers, and at this1 , ay they reign in undisputed sovereignty ' , ver a large ond fertile territory of this I Jnion, and are impudently in"iting the vag- I bonds of all countries to make their homes here. Most of these people ure fugitives. t is impossible that they con have any ley-' 1 ty to the American Union, and it is shame- , ul that they should have ever been recogni-jj ed as a lawful community. I , But the Mormons will apply to the next!, Congress fur admission into the Union 1 A'e are asked to take into the fellowship of he States a Mormon sovereignty; to admit! , 0 entire cq uality with us an assemblage of' he worst men ever combined for evil; to omplete which the very offal of Europe and Vmerican beastliness has been carefully ,1 craped together. We are asked to lake into 1 union of Christian states, another state. I , irorse than heathenish; to bring into a con fed- , racy of people united for the lawful pur oses of life, a set of reckless conspirators i , gainst all social good; an armed baud, , trengthening themselves for plunder; a peo- !e among v horn perjury, robbery, adultery,, vjrder, ond treason, are the fruits of faith; ( tie violation of every commandment of God, ( ompatible with n good conscienc. , and com-1 , ion decency, the moot uncommon of all ' , ccidenta. It is strange that any man, not himself a il irmon, con desire such 0 union ss this. ' . Ye are confederated for strength, but what!, trensth. will these) obominables bring with , hem! Could we trust them in war, even if . ro had the battles to fight! We are con-!, ederated for counsel, for the interchange of ,'eling, for Ihe expunsion of civil and re-', igious liberty; in short, for all great political I . ocial and humane purposes. What sdvan- I , age would an alliance with a mass of moral orruption be to us! 1 But it is said that we have no right to ex- . lude them. That is, that any horde of ( uffians from any quarter ol the world may sit own upon our unoccupied Isnds, appropri te the inheritance of our children, estoblish hemselvcs in opposition to all that we hold acred, and after having grown numerous by ttracting the flouting blackguardism of the yorld, may demand to be recognized as a nvereign state, with full power to regulate ts domestic concerns; nsy, established polyg imy, ordoin "cyproin saints," trample Ameri tan .omen to the utmost depth of degradation ; D short, may outrage all decencyefore God : ind man, and we must yet call them brethern, ind sit in counsel with them, own them be ore the wi rld rs our countrymen, and defend hem sgainst the insulted honour of msukind! 1 rhis is sheer nonsense. The constitution of .he United States gives Congress the right I o mini it new states; it does not require Con gress to do it. It leaves it to the judgment ind feelings of the country to determine vhom we will admit into our portnership. No leople have any right to be admitted into '.he Cm.- ; it is a valuable boon which v.e can rant or refuse at will. The Christian religion is tha acknowledg ed religion of this country. Our fathers did not make this article of the constitution. They are U Id not have degraded the national faith in God by making it even apparently depend upon an instrument subject to change. They no more th ught of recognizing God by statute, than they did the sun, or earth, the sea, or sky. The existence of the national faith was a truism, upon which the constitu tion itself was to be maintained. Yes, by the fear of God men were to be sworn to keep it inviolate. In those days the man who would have questioned whether this were a Christian nation, would have been treatei as a fool. He would at most have been pointed to the limes of the dale of the instrument, "in the year of ur Lord," and asked the meaning of those words. As a Christ'an na tion can we consent to take anti-Christian states into the Union! The object of the Union is our own good. In the presmble to the constitution, it is decWred te be its pur ; puse to "establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the 1 blessings of liberty to ourselves and our pos terity." When we csn co these things by admitting a Mormon state, let us admit them, but not until ther.. I will be well for us always to remember 'he precepts of Washington, snd among them this passage of his farewed address: "Of sll the dispositions and habits wlrch lead to political prosperity, religion and mor ality are indiepensshle supports In vain would that, man claim the tr.bute of patriot ism who shou'd labour to subvert these great pillars of human happiness; these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, Might to respect snd In cherish them. A volume could not trare all treir connexions with p'ivate and public liberty. Let it simply be asked, where is the seruiity for propertv, fur reputstiun, for life, if the sense ol religi ous obligation desert the oaths which ore the instruments of investigation in courts of justice! And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conced ed to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, resaon snd ex perience both forbid us to expect that nation al morality con prevail in exclusion ot retig. ious principles. It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necsssary spring of popular government. . . . Who that is a sincere friend to it ;an look with in difference upon atteupts to6hake the founda tion of the fabric!" If these things be so, Mormonism must be lirectly hostile to the institutions of this tountry, and if we have hitherto "looked vith indifference upon their attempts to shake he foundation of the fabric," we surely need lot take these blasphemers of God and trait rs to man into nnr political Fellowship and locial Union. If, Y. Christian Advocate. j HOME MEN. Mr. Elwird Bates, one of the most talenttdl ittorr.eys and wiseslstatesmnn in the count-y. vas solicited a short time ago to Become a I ;andidote for the U. S. S -nate. But he de- i :lined the honor, and, in a letter to the com nittee said: 'My hahils are retired and domestic, and, ill my sources of happiness ore at home.' Upon this are we indebted to the Episcopal j Record, for some true and eloquent remarks. I'he editor says. 'Well fjr Mr. Bates that It vas so, and well indeed for others.' Mark I he difference between th? home mid? chir ICtar, and that which is made out of the 1 loors! History with its coarse pen dwells, it s true, almost, exclusively on the latter class; uut in that great book in which the incidents of oil real lile are written, how predominant will be the former! Tiie example of gentle tenderness ul the fire side or manly end yet delicate adherence to truth of severe honesty in private business when coupled with such eminent success as thdt of Mr Bates, tells on the commenity far n-.jie effectually than the dashing exploits cf the Gereral or the I brilliant oratory of .he Senator. Viewed ;ither in a perscnal or a public light, the his ory of the home-made man stands in a bold elief. '1 have witcbed two racs of p oliticians ;o the grave,' said a l'te eminent Judgf , 'and lave eeen nothing but vanity and wretched teas ., It is the fashion, it is true, to sneer it the 'slow dullness of rierely home life. Uut it is by the fireside that practical genius thai genius which helps itself wbll helping jthers takes its origin. Watt was watching the pot boil ii) the chimney when the action f the steam on the liii, brought home grad jally to him the great discovery h hich im mortalized his nainj. And this indeed, may be taken as an apt illustration of that wouder lul influence which radiates ftom the cor.tr e table where the children sre gsth-.'rej together under the light of the astral lamp, and which leads to these signal discoveries jy the younz philosopher hoiv self conq jests ire the greatest of oil conquests how loving others is the best way of loving sell snd how the home made hecrt is the on'y heart, which by being independent ol the world makes the world both itB ser' tnt Biid its beneficiary. And then the home becomes thus the best preparation earth fur hea ven. The worldly man has no points we speak with reverence at which divine grsce can reach hira. Take way the object of hit ambition, and he is soured; add to it and he becomes intoxicated. Send him sickness and he only withers like the wounded suake. But the unsealing of the home heart by cut ting off its earthly objects of love, turns the fountain of that ljve direct to Heaven. The bereoved soul look its Heavenly parent in the face all the morn clear'y because of its chastisements. Sacred indeed then is that hearth fire whose presence gives happiness or earth, and even whose extinguished embers serve toopen the visionto the eternal glory 0 Heaven. Railkoad Pjetrv A correspondent o the Broome Bounty Republican describes hi: jaunt over the Syracuse aid Birminghan Railroad, from Cortland, in the followinj poetical strain: So much I 'rote in Cortland's bounds and would have finished the e, hod not the down train's whistled loud resouiiding tbrougl th air. So shaking Fairchild by the hand who said cotr.e up ogain, I bid farewell t every fear and jumped upon the train. Rush ing round the hlil side, darting o'er the plain over tho rivers under the roads, Van Bergei drove his train. The moon threw brigh effulgent rays on each suisll ripple crest, thi river seemed a ribbon stretched across thi meadow's breast; the evening winds cam) stealing through the csr with gentle sigh, ant brought a cinder from the engine spang int my eye: few and short were tho prayers I said and I spoke not a word of sorrow, but I rub bed at my eye till I made it red, and kne- 'twould be sore on the morrow. We soon go home at the rate we ran, at an hour just righ for retiring, and down from his post earn the engine man, tnd the fireman ceased hi firing. And thus I loo will cesse with thii a moral to the tale be alwayssure to "rr.iit your ej'ss," when ridtnf on 1 rail! Death or Jurx;e DArr.NroaT We hsve j received intelligence of the death of Hon. John Davenport, at his residence, Woodsfield, Monroe county, Ohio, on Wednesday last. Judge Dsvenport had attained a good old sgs and few men have rendered themselves mora I useful in life than he. He waf among tho esrher settlers in Bornesville.and noone.frnm ' the period of his location in Ohio, down to , the time of his death, enjoyed to a grester degree the esteem of his fellow citizens. He ! wss elected to the House ot Assembly and the Senate of Ohio several times, in districts of opposing politics, and such was the con fidence reposed in him by the people, thst they returned him to Congre-s, tw ice in suc cession, by a larie vote. He wss also tha second time oppointed Judge of the Monroe Judicial District, by the Legislature of Ohio in which capici'.y he exhibited much ability. As a merchant he was extensively and favor obly known throughout Onio, and in Balti more and Philadelphia as a man of integrity and 'ruthfulnass. Judge I). was a very be nevo'ent and public spirited cltlten, identify ing himself with everything wbich prom'srid good to individuals nr ihe Siute. As a Chris tian and member of the Me'hodist Episcopal Church, he was exemplary in his profession. A Urge circle of warm friends, among the merchants of Baltimore, will regret to hear of his death Buff. Put. The St. Louis Republican of Saturday say: "A d.spatch Iroin Independence speaks of a personal rencontre ot H'estport, between Gov. Reeder ond Mr BtringleHoW, in which the former got the worst ol the baf le. it aoes not Bppr ar w hich of the Stringfellowa as concerned in this affair." Liter iniel ligence assures us that the statement is nol believed in Independence- The foil ving is the ucc Hint gtv.?n of it by the correspondent of the Republican. Yesterdf-y morning Gen. B F Stringfellow, ol Weston' Ho., proceeded to Reeder's resi dence, neor the Shawnee Mission, ond after introducing himself to tha Governor, said. "I understand, sir, that you have publicly spiken and written of me in the East as a frontier ruffi in, ari'J I have called to ascertain whether you have done 6o'" Gov. R. "I did nol 30 write, or speak of you in public." Gen. S. "Did you speak of mo in those terms anywhere or at any time!,' Gov. R. No sir." Gen. S, Did you use my nune at all!" j Gov. R. ' I may have usee your name in private conversa' ion." Gen. S. -Did you use it d are? pectrully? j D d you intimate, or in-inuate, that I was I other than a gentleman!" I li a- II. ' I in, gal have done so." Gen. S, "Ttien sir, you uttered a fahe J hood, and I demand of yen the satisfaction of I a gentleman, I very much question your right ' to thai privilege for I do not believe you to be a gentlemin; but I nevertheless give you the opportunity to vindicate your title to that charae'er, by allowing you to select such friends as you mav please, and 1 will do the same, and we will step out he-e and settle the m itt-'r as gent'eui"!! ususl'y do." Gov. R. "I cannot go. I am bo fighting man." Gen. S "Then I will have to treat you as I would any other offensive animal." And with tbst, he knocked R?edrdovvn with his fist, I suppose the Abolitionists will pronounce this a "ruffianly attack." Let one of them do so and then dare to show his face in Kanzis! They will not say so, how I ever, but pruiuunce it a proper punishment, wl en they hear that as soon as Reder re turned he expresses himself satisfied that Kanzas wouid be a slave S'ate; and that he was in favor of '.hat institution. I learn it for a fact, and I learn it from a gentleman j who heard him, that he fo expressed himself on the steamer coming up the river, and also I alter he had landed. FlVH Pirsoxs DsowHEO Shock in" Occurrence tt a Mormon Baptism. -About IibJi past 5 o'clock yesterday morning says I the Cincinnati Daily Times, July 2d a party ! of Mormons, numbering probably obuut fifty, ! under the direction ot Eider H. Grcenholy, I I crossed the river by Capr. Air's Ferry, for the ipuipose of adn inistering baqtism to some J eight or ten converts. They proceeded up the river bank to the foot of East Row.where the converts, composed of both msles and lemalea. were prepared for baptism. This pr.-para'ion was indecent, to say the least ; Both men ond women r.'ete required to strip I to the r linen, und in the midst of the crowd, and upon the river bank. I The E.der led en old man, aged about fifty ! years, by the name of Alexander Williama. f who resided near the corner of Western row I and Front street, into the water, and baptis r'ed bim according to Jthe eeroatoaiM of the ' faith. Alter this, the old man, who was a 1 good swimmer, struck out Into the river, for ' the purpose, it is said, of taking a swim. It I , is supposed that hi drawers slipped duwnluver I hia feet, which, destroying his motion, caused I him to sink. His son, also, nsmed Alcxand 1 er, aged about 23 years, and who was strip- ned for baptism, seeing his father sinking, 1 plunged in after him. He cou'd not swim at ' all, and getting into deep water, iinmediete'.y 1 sank. 'and drowned before his father. l Dragging hooks were obtained as soon aa ' posaible, and in about an hour's time both ! bodies were recovered. Coroner Foster, of I ' Campbell county, hold an inquest ovei tha ! bodies, and the jury returned a verdict of ac cidental drowning. The bodies were deliver ed over to a son and brother, who were pro" t sent at the holding of the inquest, t In addition to this, the Jime informs ua s ' that two Germans wire drowned, on the pre- vious day, in a creek near Cincinnati, and an Jj American boatmen, nsmed Marcus Lung, u. the Ohfo, os the t iMtMl