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" " · · .i r oU.-Er.. r hyiia '-se*ROY 3*1.fFUJL* TO5 FF. O TU0 I *RAT .1M ON'' f T#iIDINGS o GOFO 1ýINGSI" Temaus1,t* Sb VOL!:.VE; I .AN8 SUNDAT G9, :Uir=K,. isos. -NEW ro m l m -l liG .raa JEIW ORIý. BUND4.., JIN sng. i8. w'o airirne rrsw. The deWoaprs vanish one by one. That meaem to glisten everywlaare. - a a. tthe of the sun TntOl hili p of air: S. b ts they do nut die. The doiiwlll blisms to gentle tain. Anl wal farlt fiwera to may : Sred rits ad Sewers In ei er - ky in rt lH e ba bore to die. The tplesas thItougts f ofe - dawnisg ,i,. Ar pie~ i arr my by o ll and ,ate •A w~Ltho dusty road of truth. S" ddeun path of duty Iarq : And yet our pleasant thoughts are trlo,, Although they pass ike morning dew. The~" s from us, their light is ihet On booken works of weary handl : They pam fvt ag. their iweetnaers tifl tim asier toil in .Lpplier lIud'.: V et every man Ieneatt the nolu [loth all his deed to ibe uonfe. Our pieasmat though to are like tihe deal. OneIhalf of have,. n, ,,. ll!f of earth : han seeme to die. lent they renew the s crmreni orf hrtir mweet birtlh: But fruitftll plants and daeed of mnet Are earth, and turn to earth again. In thirsty meidnlosf barren sir The dew 1s born to fall in vain ; Our thoUhti go np to heaven, and there They ehauj- to mits of golden rain, Whereof the turfold fountain-head in Paradise is alway fed. or thesrt, that seem to coue aid goa. A d indeed in God loh high; For .e ordains to water so The emly tree that does net die.. Aad angela in its shadow sit; But who is he shall eat of it ! IWritten for the Mornlng Star.) LOST 'FAITH; oR, T1E T''WO ,$Iz'E"tI . BY JACQUXLIi.B. UtiiAPTER V-CONTINUED. "Why, Charles, don't you know that if I still udhered to the rules of the Church I could not marry. you n Brothers-in-law come within the prohibited degrees. So, if yo are really anxious to secure my hand, I suppose yo will feel very thankful for my heresy. But, strange perversityof man ! Mr. Stewart was really shocked by this candid and appa rently heartless confession-a coanfession that, yewrs ago. coming from the lips of Kate, wonldl have filled his heart with joy. The ceremony, then, was performed by a apitarian clergyman; and Nellie started lit once, for her new home. Mr. Stewart had nit irally supposed that she would most prize those things which had belonged to her sister. Ac conrdingly, with the exception of new carpets, some ornaments, and general repairing of frn niture, he had left all things as Kate loved to see them arranged. But Nellie's undisguised surprise and discontent with "sdch a want of style-such old-fashioned rooms," etc., soon discovered to him, not only his mistake, but, sadder still, opened his eyes to that ilnherelt want of tenderness which, in some hearts, cant invest even inanimate objects with associations and memories that impart to them almost the vitality of life. Thus, she never rested until she induced her husband to sell the old house and furniture, and buy one more in accordance with her taste, and oommenqirate with her position. We have said that Nellie was high-spirited and dominering; and a purpoe once conceived, never allowed her to rest until her end was ac complished. She studied her husband closely, andlearned all lai weak points. tand was not long in discoverlailan t that sh luiossessed the most dominant will. it' lilt the! -· rtit gar minrel also. The truth was. t:;at li.raiglai thi e I'Cuorse tllis man had suttrnild Its. hi i-., I illit.V har lis fisti wife, he had raal-wi 'sil'tolli iiltlli Ll,'n l iiahit, do-tblvedhisd rn-tr fe~t" rioaiili, sttirnat nllur errors a secondl timei. N ,lliah lanail ,lisaeov5.d this wekntess, lcimel,. she t~ .rzii hise rie, , aitnd used herr plower le atil, l. ire i pllailect, inut always with saiessl. Tie, eriror lwhicha'l was greatest in her, atinl flilr \whillh M ilr. Stewart oulid find no palliatioli. itas liam to,ilal iallithtr ence to her dead sistRr'i; clailrltc:!lI, hils.t her own were pamphered wint! c-tl tra e im utylr., 0ll0ia' td in every whim, an d pttel aitl caresstl un ceasingly those motherlais little ,lnes were klrt entirely to the care of seirvants; their .wants neglected, and their poor little hearts never taught to feel 'the lovea and dlependence. which only a mother's care can invoke. Mnr. iStcwart redoubled hisrm wn affection and attentioas, and this elicited ay complaint front hit wife, that " her poor little ones were looked upon as de pendants atid interlopers." One day, at dinner, when ar. Stewart had asked Uane waiter to hand hinm somnihe irticular dlis, Ilt w s terrilbly shocked tandl iainei by '.aeing lllia iihtr tinger ain .aneralaldiing whichem hall 1a,llong,'ad to Kate, antil wlicth slic greatly prizedil : g.::ift. frainl ill, in th(i earlV llairt of their allntrliiag. oending the servantr sant of tile rotai tt sieolia plet, he tnrled tia lhis wiife, aautl askedl lhtir d v ith grait agitration in his voice, wh:iat it mieallnt. le cooly repliedl. tlhat ' thle girl lad ibeei very fiititlfnl tl:hat shii wIIautel to giva her lmeinlgtlai that nlnorliiig. iaal :as tihe ting nst ait hantd, and of alo velav gra-at intrinLsic valllu', she thought it wouldh anlswa'r the pur s'," )r. ittewart, in the fac oif stthll' helnrt i.elsress, couilal neither slpeak nora tiiiai his dina ,tr, bilt let', thla ltablle, ,alled tillh girl ill the' hlll. lnd telling !her thlat hits wife llaul ii.ie,,- at li.t:iat, ill giving lher the ring. iaalldied her ten dolalr.:. i::Id "i<: his a"'iw ipolat~ltou. lie. , . .. t ,.. -L,' .. ..." ,.. n1i l., h h dren, took it oat, and placeA it sa"sly under lock and key in the secret drawer of his seere At lst, Mrs. Ottwarttook quite au; ti es$ t in herhandsome new home,bnterelong ahe becanme too much engrossed by her position and calls in i ashinmable life to'Ipay much attention to da I nneetic' details, save to see that its style and adorement were always esdime it fast As it was, neesnsary to ha:ve somee show of religsia before the world, nand the .Unitorian. Chnioh was frequented ,y the literary cliqulpr aeael lece, the service short. auei preaching good, the chief object Of the minister being mainly no in terest his hearers, and never by any chance to shock their sensilillties by hart and nnwel come truths :-ruder these considerations, Mrs. Stewart taook a lew therein; and managed to attend one service on uBalda's. Attendamce at such nlt asusebly as this was a mere pleasant iastime, and tusells .eeas t a upaderthe lull. A few Catholic ftamilie had etdc the cc quaintanl'e of Mrs. Stewart, eithert induced thereto by at previus feeling ofJnterest in her sister, or by The accident of meeting her in so ciety, and eing won by herfieauty, and charm ing, graceful manners. Among the number were several members of a very staunch Catho lic family, who, at firtt were inclined to visit her upostacy by. a decided negative of their presenee, but who, ultimately, won over by her fascinations, concluded to eultivate her, hoping that there might yet he some germ of the old faith left in her heart, which, under proper in fluences, would bloesom into fruit. CHAP'rER VL Over vine-clad hills, through lovely valleys, teeming with the cereal blooms of our Western lands you Lased, to reach the house of Mr. Miller the head of the family above alluded to. The situation was a beautifu one, abounding in splendid scenery and many picturesque points, which were a constant souree of delight to the many visitors that frequented this hos pitable home, particularly during the summer months. Mrs. Stewart had been invited, with a few other friends, to make Elleralie a visit, and as everything appertainin to country life was a novety to er, she gladly accepted the invi tation. After several days of great enjoyment, passed in visiting manypf the surrounding pie turesque scenes, the family and guests were seated in the evening.around a bountiful and apetizing supper, combining country rarities, with ity lurinrey, when a discussion ensued as to the programme for the amusements of the I next day. lEach one proposed a plan, without, t however, eliciting any very warm response, o when, finally, Mr. Miller, turning to Mrs. .tew a art, asked: y "If th'ere were any Shaiker settlements- in Louisiana " * t " No, indeed," replied she, " we are far too conservative down there, for any of those new iseas and ites to take root." Our people have the 1 repuitation of being far behind their Northern brethren in intellectual culture, arud all poli t tical, practical, aandl scientific development, and t I won t say that they are not. But, I think, there is re:tsoln to rejoice, when you see such a a steady relnlsion to all moral and religious - innovations lus we have displayed, and such a i, brave adhere .nce to the older and safer prin ciples of those statutes upon which the securi n ty of the social life and family circle depends." 1" That is true," said Mrs. Harvey, a young f married lady, and sister of Mrs. Miller, who it had spent several winters in New Orleans. " But, if the savans anid philosophers are not t particularly cultivated, the muses and graces a most assuredly are. There is no Northern city s that furnishes so many opportunities for ele e vating the tastes of the lower classes, by pub 1 lic entertainments, such as grand church core e monials2 imposing imilitaryparades, solemn and o impressive funeral processions, and the kalei r descopic pictures of the Carnival season. There, too, IFlora reigns supreme in public sqrare andt 1 private-garden ; and almtost every nlladholder I, manages to aflnt a pltch of grenun to be de- ] vpted to her honor; whilst here, the money value of. every inch regulates the taste, and I t sacritices beauty and refinement to utility and tgaiu. But, above all, you can enjoy such a teast of music in New Orleans, surpassed only I Sin Europe; for it is the only city in the United t States that anu and does support a full operatic eelltmpanu:y for six months in the year.t To go to te tit city," ,'.'lutintnued Mrs. Harvey, now quite I warimied lby her Isnljeet, "of genial climate, 1 warnl. loving, andl gealneres hearts, froem one of I t the h colel i'Iuritanieal towns of the North, is, in s deed, like exchangling the dismal fogs of Lon t doa liar t hel glorious volleya of the Rhineland." -" Now." hctre interrupted her brother, "Rosa ris olf ol onne of her rhapsodies,- and if she is not -toplped, we will never get our programme set tlced for to-morrow." "True enough," said Mrs. Stewart; "and a that reminds me, Mr. Miller, that you were ask r ing about the Shakers and it occurs to me that h I have heard, indireetly, that there was a colo t ny of those people somewhere in Ohio. Is it sot it for I should like above all things to see them."' t "Just what I was going to propose, Mrs. Stewart, when the question proved such a pro lific suggestion of apotheosis for your be!oved d Southern land. There is," continued Mr. Miller, ur "a Shaker settlement about twelve miles from y this point, and, if the company are nar.eed, we will settle all further discussion,. ul lu make a y visit there., to-morrow I" " "Oht. that will Insch-;eruing!" cried :' o )f voile. is, ." lint," said Mrs. Miller, "' l is, thel czairr ;ge , andl buggy will not hold us all." to " Well,' answered her husbhand. "" tirc:i -we el can press the two riding horses into norrice, a a:lld as Rosa is always ready and eager to play Ic equcstrieune, slhe. I know. will he deliglhteel to r- ride one way, andll if tired, cati exchange M,:ats t- with one of the ladies ecolting lhomel'." Aa early as it:l6 thet had ult en trauutsplani,td broln le*ermany and England intnt, he Stat,- of New York 'nda iL Mtassechoiette the doctrines of' the "Free Spirit" .ald ni " Perftctionifm," both of which emibrw'a ttle " Spiritual le Wil' '" tl-.ory. Mormoninsu and Mill.trinm were Ilo. ; t tLat peri..d. in their incipient stage of pretrees. li et A" bL- dtate of this story all tit a.davC w.,' W t:t.t4Y i- trit' wer So it was n'a settled, and the pa returned re- to the parlpr and galleries to pats the evenidng. - After some music from Mrs. Harey, who Was in bs accomplished vocalist, the..enversatin ae turned upon the sect they were so curios to in see . "'nd Mrs. Stewart, taking her seat by Mr. *- Miller, begged him for some information , re ad I gain hlr rri and peculiar tenets. it "This sect,"replied Mr. Miller, "originatd, a| I belifvre, n Lasashire, England; and was' a oh split rom the Quakers. They claimed the ui- power of seeing visions and working miraclp. he Their oracle an 'priestess was Ann Lee, o n- mnq deoribed as bein coarse, vular, and i-g to toS 8he ad the blasphemous e1rontery il- t ll herself tbohe Woman ofthe Bevelaton in is. whom the Divinitydwelt, as it d14i'h oti .SSv to lour, Jesus Christ; and she claimed thdipower at of diiaerning spirits, and of being endowed at with the gifts of .miracles and tongai. Her he feollowers still maintain, accordinn to'.their Sc- bookthatl' she travails for the whole-worid, id and that no blessing can descend to any perspn er except by and through her.' She we s to - be a prolligate woluai, but this, I beIleve.s an n- oen question. At all events, between ti or cam and doubtful morality of her d i o- she with her followers. were driven by the lit civi authorities from Manchester, and they ir sought an esylum in America in 1774. After er several years of patient waiting, snecess began ag to attend them, and they made vtrioua settle 1d ments as their numbers inreased in ,different n- parts of the country, where they have formed themselves into societies on the communistic principles, and are certainly indstrious,-econ eal, and very harmless. Of many of their pe re, culiarities, of their social life, and religious ms customs, you will be better able to judge when k. you visit them; and the fact of their numbers Sbeing always increased ~om the more ignorant g classes is proof that a fanatical, rather than an, e enlightened spirit influences them. They have lit n books in their establishments, .except the e- Bible, and such as treats of their own doctrines; er hence, there is very little chance of their ever attaining a higher doctrine or wider informs iw tion. And now, as we must make an early start ad in the morning, and I have several preliminary as matters to arrange, I must bid you all good ri- night;" saying which, Mr. Miller left the room, t, anti his example was soon followed by the ic- others, who txpressed themselves ready for a re good sleep . .. ad The su rose lorio-usl. and gave promirie of s, a lovely day. The carriages were tilled, and as Mrs. Harvey, with a riding skirt slipped over to her dress, and a velvet riding cap to keep her t, hair in place-as a bonnet never will .do- me, mounted Grey Engle : and, in company with v- her hlusband, whose escort she always pre ferred, foll,wed the carriages. ill Tlhe road over which the route lay was pic tulreslqul i, rh,o rxtreme, alternating in hill and ao valley, riv,.r anld wood,: whilst trailing vines w of gralpe and ivy. tulbrageos trees of oak, to maple. :lnd cl ,'llnt, maule the ride one of rease in less lt:ltllt :a1nl inlteri't. .i t After t|rdius: .. a"r.r ll of the Miami river, id which eili'itt I na,,y txpressions of fear trotll k, Mrs. Stewart anl 31M-. Wheeler. both of wh'tom a said that they "' ihtifnitely preferred traveling as through water I,. lai m:rathlr than byhorses," a they reached a retired. .l:tlya nlane, Ibot;nded on a- either side by hbnshe ,f crilseton shumane, tall i- spires of golden rod. trailing vines of black " berry, white with blossoms, all interspersed g with large locust trees, the flowers of which to made a air redolent with their perfume. . Pro this lane, they emerged upon a maca- 1 t dami road that looked' as if at had been es free swept and sanded, and which was y beauted by large ,,rcelarlds on either side, 1 - ladenr with green fruit. This, Mrs. Miller in- a b- formed them, was the thran owned and worked I e- by the Shakers. In a hfew minutes, several rd buil4lngs uapp.arl.d in view: first, a large barrn, i- capacious enough to Iohllan Egyptian harvest: e, then, the mllettlllng-holutse. Ia, next it, a large Id dwelling, which w.al divided so as t, hold two sr separate fainilies. They were all ,tlf brick, e- plainly but uhmbrtautianllv huilt. y Mr. and Mrs. Miller, having visited the set d tlement on previous omcasions, were well ac .d quainted with the principal members of the I a society; and " the men" had exchanged sam- t y ples of grain or grafts of fruit trees whenever a d wish was exressed to have them; and as Mr. t ic Miller cultivated his farm according to horti- I ,o cultural rules, the Shakers were very glad to be get some ideas from him'on the subject. ] e, They knocked at the front door, which was f oplened by a large woman, dressed in brown I a- stuff, with a yellow cotton handlkerchief crossed i a- on her bosom. and a white cap, similar to those " worn by the Quakers, upon her head. Shite at se once recoghized Mrs. Miller, and invited the at party to walk in, ifot, however, with smiles of e t- cordial welcome, but with a solemn gravity of manner that denoted the performance of a duty I id rather than a p,leasure. Fran a door on the t k- opposite side of the hall-appeared, at the same t at moment a man, with, hair closely cut, a la con- I o- Viet, and dressed in a snit of brown, similar to it the cut worn by tlhe Quakers. Hlie took charge t '' of the gentlemen of the party, and seemed in . great haste to get them separated fromt the o- hiHaj'e.ev were ushered into a room where 1 id an old womat n uu at. darning stockings. There r, were two leds, a table, and some sca irs, and ] m everything denoted the extreme of order and 1 v'e cleanliness. All lo,,ors in the house, wore bare, a and, instead of Ib'einlg kept clean by scruihling, wertc waxed nld pilisheL until z they were I r" ali,thst :s bright a- umihtog;ainy. 'I'The ladies, xltr'.silig a desire to, :walk inll gei what poked like, a garden, firom the windowi . were told to do io; and just as they opel:ned vo the door. tthe dtinner Iell sounlhd. :idl long c, pro'ession of . itnucn, all dressed atlike'. walking .y y twiis, with their hands tilhlld over their' t,, ;trasts, tilled the hltll. andl wunt dawi, a: stair ist case. to tilh, baseii'nti dining-roon. 'lh'ase were. fill1wedl ints the smnein order Ihv the Ill'. who emerlnged froii tilit' ,p,,posit"e siit:. T'Iht. wtluttn'li i Inuilbreld souII.whereI ' !etwe twenty andllt miII thirty: the . u .... .no.t so uany. InI agi, lthey ita ranked lr. " Ilwent y-iv, tl. sixty; though Sthere wats ,;:'e main tinong thei s who might ha. beu,. .:u, hit higenaral s.pparance, up ceoantenasm of the women, adLthe total want of iatellpdtaal, spirtual, or happy sensetlons ~the ladiet spached the arden, they were struck by the absence of all flowers; save a few sweet rose bushes. There was an abun dance of vegetables, and ail kinds of savory herbs, and bushes of the smaller fuits, atil e ytg was in the meeost perfeiorder; When they returned to the house, im. Har vey, who was - great lover of Sowers, asked the old woman, who still sat where they had left her, " how it was that they had no flower in their garden Is .... . " "Because," she replied, "they are devices of thenemyto pamper the dwellers of Sodom." Mrs. H e not earing to enter into an ar gaent, this prsonal eompliment almost " e .But, mother, you have roses, and ice con sider the rose the queen offlowers." SYes," rezplied the old woman, "we raise roses because they are of use for medicinal and kitehen purposes but we don't wasteour time in growing anything that 3e not useful, but ve our hands to labor, and our thoughts to The gentlemen, in the meanwhile were being entertained on the other side of thie house, by the man who received them. Leaving them alone for a while, they were somewhat startled and amused bya scene whieh they at first took tobe a religlos ceremony, but which proved to be only the result of a habit of self-communing. An old man entered the room, and, without noticing the .guets, walked .straight up to a table, pled his hands on it, fued-his eyes on the op te wall, and said, 41 a loud command iag v-oie : u e, where art thou repeating this adjuration three times with a phuse be tween each louder tone. Ater a saclent in- 1 terval to allow the knife thus "adoued to I disiover its whereabouts, he .suddenly clapped his hands npohi his head,and exclaimed: "Ah, I mind me now; I left it stioing in the trough over old Billy !" saying which, he left the room, I still oblivious of the presence of others. "Old Billy" was presumed by the gentlemen to be one of the farm horses; andthey were greatly amused by this burst of Shaker elo qnuence and peeuliar exemplification of the 1 yea and nay doctrine. The party were next invited into another room, for dinner, and found Lre. Miller's de seription ofthe abundant variety and delightful euis,,, of these people more than realized. There was no effort at style-everything was put on the table at one time; but the cleanli noess, savoriness of the viands, and good ailte tites of the guests, induced by their long ride t and fresh air, made it seem to them like at feast I of Lueullus. Upon hearing Mrs. Harvey n-I t plain of a Iad headache, a cup of delightful tea I iwas at once brought to her. They were watitd upo1n by a youllg woaniua 't of about twenty-five years, whoi must have been , a novice, foir her ounlltenance was not yet t broken into that rayless expression that marked a the others: lund the twinkle in her eye, as she c watched the ladies, listenued to their eonversa- t tion, and scanned their toilets. spoke n interest 1 in the things of Sodom not yet intlite ex tinguished in her soul. s After dinner, they were taken to the kitchen, f to examine the various conveniences Cur making % easy the large amount of preserving, pickling, I and drying, that these people put up for the I city markets.-' a Mrs. Harvey and Mrs. Stewart had gone over c to the opposite side, to examine a bread-making t machine, and were followed by two young t' women, who made good use of the opportunity a thus afforded them of gratifying their curiosity a and venting their long suppressed native hilar- h ity. Every portion of the ladies' dress was seanned and questioned with a curious amount of interest. Mrs. Stewart wore upon her neck a gold b chain, to which a heart and cross were at- b tseched. One of the young women examined it tl closely, and said, with a strange expression o between, curiosity and fear : " You are a Catholic. I know.!' c "Oh, you think so," replied Mrs. Stewart, 8 looking somnewhat abashed, "because you see the cross; but this ornament is the fashion, now, and even Unitarian ladies wear it; and t they don't oven believe in the Divinity of our tl Lord." Then the arrangement of their *" worldly locks" was next examined; but, alove' all, andl f what afforded the most amnsemenet, was the tourni,re, then the rage in its most exaggerated to form. II' "Why, gtoodess me!" exclaimed bot I. " what are those hlamps upon your backs "' ri 'lThey were explained, but evidently failed to w convince these rustics of their beauty or utility. h "Why," said one, " i guess if you saw somek- s body born with ollo of thuos things, you would tl think them very ugly. You had bitter do like ,e us, and hl, content to wear nature only." Say- tI ing which, she turned herself rounnd, to show ,C the symmetry of the Shaker figwure. divested e,l t all artificial ailornments. The ladies laughed heartiLv at, this simplicity, , and left the kitchen, to visit, hlte1'nately. the w butter and cheese rooms, the broom-making au department, and the weaving rooms. Here the hand looms were worked ly women ; and one of 01 them explained the process, and threw the shut- n tl, hback and fi;rth with the rapidity of a ma- f chine. She was we:aving ia very pretty silk hltundkerchief- thjeir Suinlday aduorlnlten -ofu , ldelicate ashs of rios c oloir-the silkalnd dyeinig all their owu'nprodltuctioit. 'iIheei'1 seelmd to hei no special l.;eil to the t estallislhmu,nt; for, whloever attended then,, ap- e lw.ared enldowsed with plenary Iower to grnt or tl r,.efse whatever was asked. It was their rule li for theI men anll womenll never til mlingle. either si in their working or rerceation hours. Knowing o this, our lparty were somewhat amunllned, when , they r..ched the c.heese mo, )I to see a tQin, ed stl\\wart-hlsking young man aiding t wo of the lounger womeni in their labors; and, judging ( from the motion of t heir hieads and bright faces, dl they certainly were indulging in a more exten- f rive vocabulary than the mere " yea, yea, and , taly. unay " of their order. There wre also two ehijhlrei,. of ihr.t sevell and ten year. walking atb,,ut the rounds; thenc. we wcre tolet. w,.r. t the orphan ron of a relatiye of one of the a idembers of the lety, who, in dying, left them-to their care. ei tn ; and- l whei "Ml how uword is to be - pOh ted, they replied: If the Lad needs children. He raise I them from stoles." iLk, the myth of Denealien and Pyrrw et Sfinds believer in the nineteenth century. i The bell for the afternoon service ringing I just then, the ladies begged s. Miller to re t. quest permission for them to blness the pro ceedlngse; bit she felt some hdsitation in doing r So; as she knew that, owing to the insulting bbbivlior of strangers on- dgirsat occasions, they haddetersained t, exclude them in the f fiaturem am their services. One ot the sisters, hwasmer~_joining them at this mom t, Mrs. 30ltlor preferreo the raqusqt; .and though at v irtere was somhesitation, she lnalysald : .' -W*il, as you seem to be nice, decent people, I a ndno ways noisy-l-reckon you may come In." So they followesa her to the churclh. It was a i large room, or hall, with the esetre entirely Sbare. A table and a chair stood at the upper end, and along the sides wanearrangedwooden benches upon which the society were seated. r The visitor were given the same kindof sets, t at the end of the roo. 1 After an interval of perfect allenee, during which they like statues, one of the men da deacon, tooihls placts at the table, and recited a prayer; very much in the usual form of invocation to (iod. This concluded, there t w&n another lung period of silence, when, t finally, a number of mum and women, being simultaneotusly moved by the spirit, arose and took their places its the. middle of the room, very much after Ia , faajthionl of forming a co tillion. They stood there, like antomatons, for a several minutes, -when, Fresently, one of the l women gave a sudden start, rolled her eyes wildly about, and cried out, in a load voice: "Mother Ann says you must do this,"at the same time moving her feet-inasortof a shuffle, and.shaking one hand and s~ym like one struck with the palsy. All on the floor at once took up this motion, and as the dance went on•each one, by turns, became moved by the siirit of Mother Ann, and turned and twisted and gyrated their bodies like substances under the control of a powerful magnetic battery. The nervous excitement I grew more and more intense; their eyes be came dilated, the nmscles of the face contorted. a and a perfect frenzy of motio__aeemated to peoa sess each one. hVitlt it was at its helight. one of the youlngwometllai tilIl Iuponll theothmr int strong convulsionls. S"ll w-as :at ltme(' reselettl front the cirieh. where she w.unhl lia e ha,.el t'a, raplelt to delath,bIy onue of tile sisters wIh,i 1.:al niot, been timoved by lie spirit : loot, howevi,,. with tlihe. leat t ilappearance oif yutlpathy or trtelder `tss, bIst mierely takinlg holld of haItr uIdai the, arllt pits. se dralgged her sentseless oodd - alross the nalt and sat aer ulpatgainst thlad rtl. wl,are she was left to kick anlt writhe until the lirit of Mother Alta r should see proper to troli...' her of her presencet. f Ine- a-ftl'te: atnother 1ti : lik, manner, tanal werel- similarly treatatl. Mrs. Harvey. whno wals extremlllely I.. .was atdll ilpressiotilalh,. had Icaolll, vvy sick avtil faint at the sight oft the firstt. victtita rdc'- iro. volting atystem, and wasil tlligaedt to, tas :isted lay her husbhand fromn the rooata. iThe, restt .a the, party, having seers aalouugha. oalt foillows t. and as, son as- Mrs. Harvey wa:s sltficientlty re covered, prepared to stairt folr houe. Tw. i,f the society had followedl them oat, andl-nt them they expressed their thanks for the hospitality anl pleasnre derivedfrom the visit, and bidding adieu, they took their seats andlt wthirled r:apidly homewardl. CIIAITE.U VII. Our party were nearly all tow, musch fatigued to rise very early the next morhing, so the breakfast hour was deferredl, and one by one they assembled, each in a subdued, quiet tram, of mind, until a cup of Mrs. Miller's delightful coffee, with its accompaniment of rich '-reamn, loosened their tongues and enlivenel their spirits. Mr. Ramsasy Mrs. Miller's brother, opened the conversation bY bantering Mrs. Harvey on the susceptibility of her nerves, in eomparison with those of the other ladies, who stood the scene so bravely. "It was tiot simply the, physical shoek, George," replied Mrs. Harvey, "that so un nerved me; bint far morei the effect of the men tal refleotions induced by the scene. To see huntan beingsendowedtwith so many excellent • qualities, who really are anxious to do what is right and acceptable to God-the majority of whose livers we must, in charity, believe to be harlmlet-ss actd pure-to see such persmns, and hi such linumber)s too, so pervert the teachings, of the gospel as to hblievae that by turning themn sotlves into daneiug D)ervishies, and injuring their bodies that they miay thereby save their sonils, is indeed smuldening, and I must cc:tfesa, turned the very aoul wiithin sie sick.'! " Why, Mrs. lHarvey," said Mrs. Wheeler, a woman with a noble hIeart and fine mind, but which had been pervertedt by the influenc t"a asn inftldel father, and a dangerous cours.e of readintg: "I am nure that the religious ortders of your Church, by their penances, do quite as nlmuch to, injure the htealth as do these loor iallnatis." "You are entirely mistaken, Mrs. Whe,lr: hecatnse, il tlhe, first hltce, with ius, such a practise is neither a systenl not :an obligation. but ana individual, voluntary aiat, predicatel upon the teachings of St. Paul and the experi ence of-the saints, who 'chnstise the body that they may sulibdt thea spirit.' liut every re ligious understandst that it is deemed a greater sin to injure the physical health by such ex ceases thanl it woulld be to omit murth discipline, altogether. It in truea that there have been in dividual instances of thits iend of mnistaken zeal, iabut they have never been indorsed by th, Clhurcih. Neither do our t*anitents, like thors deluded Shlake-rs, exhibit their works, bnut per form ill secret, as commanded, so that liH, who serth in secret may reward them." .hInst then one of Mrs. Miller' children ran in, shouting: ;To be Contlnued.j