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VOL. 3.-
M'AllTHUll, VINTON. QO., ; (. FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1855.
NO. 28.
I "P3BJiilgiiijigiiP
The M'Arlliur Democrat.
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three wx-rlwiitf fl 00
Each aJditLmal inHcrlitiH' 125
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A literal deduction vi!l bemadt toper
tona tidverlitiing by the rjtur. '
All vdvrrt'uiimtnta payable in advance or
on demur-d
FsEnb tortile "Kdrlhur Cimofrol."
Tb following Gentlemen wll Ttceelv aud Receipt
fui kfibtni.pMcu, end Ativarilrineul, (or lbi 1-
i t, w V..,. u tiouaijr. Pbiow " - V -
1 :.v .en Lfi, ltH'.ni'eu Furnace, i
Wjd.-Tim.ra,' MU rieiiRnt.
" Jso. CunR, Sr.. Harrison Township.
J. Hlokr, Wows Store,
J. Oii.tF.N, Wilkesville.
A DA M LVHIf, Swau. . ;
T3. T. HEWITT, Judge of Probate Court
J. A. VALDEN, Clerk Com. I'leas Court
35. F. K1NG1I AM.Prosocuting Attorney.
Wm. TI3UR, Sheriff.
JOSEPH M.U1KE, Auditor.
J. SW'EPSTON, Treasurer.
JAML3 MALOiNE, ttet order.
NKLSON r.lCHMOND, Surreyor.
GKO. ULl.OM, Coroner.
County ComniisHionerd,
Sl hool J'ixoniincraf
O. T. G'u'NNlJiG, . W. SHOCKEV end
Vi'ith iif To Office Adresscs.
CrsrrNNAT! F I'll n ace. West f 11 , S te v
ert C., Harndcn. R'-eds MillP.-0.
. Co., Manufacturers ot te bout quality
cf i ig Iiuii. .Lcgle i (6t lLiice.
Viktos Fui;sac2. Mean.-. Clark e Co
Wanui'uct'jicrs of Lout quality of Pi
iron, niton r umce rosl unite.
Hamurs I'vii sack, I'ia7.e, Tan & Co.
Bert's Mill Foi.tOf!ire.
L'tf! Sai.u Fvksack, flar'.lclt, Iana f-
Lo., Hi?iiiilB:tut;s ('! t;j best quality
of rig Iron. 1 osl Ouiva at Atiieno, u.
-.i.f.va ox Vinto::, t;iio auk
Prelum :n I ij C Ji il.rawme, Cui!i'imwar9, SvOte,
fiir-rn, t u: ,; 0 , '. 5. 1
KcAr.'.c"-jiaat5. lUk, J. K. J- I)
V. ill, T. ..'?.-...!n. Cv-n' l.Vw.l, J. CP.
Eirn, J. J. il fr' li, R. S. I'ii kiN 4' Co.,
J. i i. II. lAx'y--, i-'ltiuiitr )-fciKHVur; iliaiiop
o; U'.-yu.iUle.
"TrAMusT:.-- 'J rj".7;::;). m ."). i. iTir.Cn. b.
Moom, J. U. vj- VV. Ii, -i'Awn, Wm.-C.
WuKKsviM.R. S. S. Murry, John Gillen.
Cline & (ianltiri, I'vltun 6t Lastlrjr, Juiiicj
Ul.-uKely. C.Tr Kt.o:.
Au.f.Ktvi:.:.::. f ciu Miller, Marc Mil
In, Joseph V ileox.
Mr. 1'LKAtAiir. I"iil!i; Sain.
rnATTf viu.r. fj.M'psti it fit Swejtton, II. W"
t ;si.r,'8 Mil u J. Cm.
F L' U N I T U It 12 II 0 0 M S '
McVutikju. 3. P. L'utliwcll. -
McAnuuu.-G.n. Vili. !
ii.-.yui ?;. Davis ft Collin.
"WaKm-iM.. C!iw & Gardner.
""boot an i s n b k' stq it ks.'
McAiiTHV.i.-J. 0. Svveilamt. C. B. Coinel
A Ho r rsey at Law,
Will pncticf in Vinton end adjoining coun
ties. Cfiicc tiniv doors West ol the FoM
Cifice. ...
Fob. 9. 1332. , 81 tf
CliAS. A. M. DAM.Uim. . I.KW18 P. UAMAK1.N.
. m, A, M. DAMARWA GO., -
No. B3, Fhokt Sti:f.f.t,'
January VO. ISM. ly. '
ilannfactnrtra end Whulesalt deahri iv
Between Howard and Libeiitv-sts.
Jul7 8,'53.-ly.
JAII.T 0 L, CLAHK.., JollM f , PLVLE
lAtlcrncYs .at Laiv. : .
Will practice in partnerhhiu in Vihton Conn
ty. Oflk-e, four doors east of Sissun & Hul
bert's Hotel. , i
Eeb. 21. ISM. . - Jy9.
wmim mmv.& .;
Commission Mcrclianls.
No. 6S & 67 Water Slrc?t,' KEVV 'f oK.
Febuary .17, 'M. ly. ' " " "
e. a. bratton; . !
AUorpcj at Lav,
McARTHUR,' Ouioisil! j ty,
fXT ILL practice in Vinton 'n.UdJoinF'g
V VntcM.i'CrTice,cnextorftctl(
'How much land have yea got here
in your lot, Mr. Briggs.' .
, 4I have one acre'
'One acre! and here you are taking
four agricultural papcrsjand all because
you have one acre of ground.' , How
many eucli papers would you have to
take if you had a hundred acres?'
I Blioulun t probably need any more
than I take now; you know, Mr. Chap
man, one can 'go tnrougu all tno mo
tions,' on one as well as a hundred.'
A man can throw away his money
if he has a mind to do so. For al! the
good you, get from such periodicaJ8,you
might M well, probably' throw the
money they cost intu the lire, they are
nothing but humbugs.'
I pay In all only eight dollars. '
Eiiiht dollars! enouMi to buy a tin
top barrel of flour, anda leg of bacon,
and tlien it you read these periodicals,
there is twice the amount of money
6pent in readings them.'
I do usually read or r.crr tbom reed
almost every word there is in them;
my boys and I take turns in reading,
and one reads aloud while the rest work.
'Complete nonsense! no wonder your
shop dou't turn out anv more bcot3 in
a day than it does.'
Perhaps we don t do as great days
works, some days at) seme oi our, neii-l)
burs; but I guess tlmt in the courso of
the y enr v,e turn out as many according
to (he hands at work as most do.'-
'I suppose it is out of thef t; publica
tions you get our foolish notions about
so many kinds ot Irutl trees. One ot
my buys came home awhile no and
I - i .1.
said iur. iiriggs naa got lots ana lo'.s
of fruit trees and such ihings.that coct,
i nont Know How much, and v;a;ite
me to buy some grapevines, pe?.r tweu,
ana so on. i tola lum it woj r.il led
islmess, and not to let me hear him sny
anything about spending money so fool
ishly. You have, I dare say, laid vut
ten or tlfteen dollars this, spring.'
' Yei, nearly as much again; I have
bid out twenty-live dollars for trees and
garden fruit.' . . ,
'Twenty-five dollars! I wonder you
r.re notou the town, or in jail, at least,
before now,' . 1
I'm not afraid of either; I'll bet you
the twenty-live dollars I'll pel! yoti that
amount ot Iruit irom those tiling lor
ft hiuh 1 paid the twenty-live dollars,
in live years.' . ....:, ..
'Done! I'll stand youj so your trees
will cost you fifty dollars, fine, in mon
ey, besides the lime thiown.Rwny in
setting thein out,or taking care ol them.'
.As tortlie lime Fpcnl in setting Ihem
out, or taking care ol them, it is as
good exercise as playing ball, . wicket,
or anything else. While .we were fel
ting litem out, one of your boys came'
to get iny.boys to go over to Air. .Moo
dy's, where he eaid there was to be
great lime playing ball, and I have no
doubt your, boys spend just as nuloh
time playing, as mine do with our trees
and eo forth; and (hen, something is
done; but in playing, the strength is all
laid out tor colhing.'. , , . ,
'Well, it don't cost anything to play
ball, but trees. cost money.'. . .
. The foregoing conversation occurred
in the shop, between two. ntichboTs,
.both bpot-niakers, in a town not' hiorc
than, thirty miles hoii Boston, iMassa
cliusetls. ,. ...... :
Mr. Briggs, in wlioe sliop the con
versation took place,was a man ol more
than ordinary intelligence for 6ne of
his advantages and circumstances! in
life. ;IIe had been a poor boy, and by
industry, observation and economy,
had worked his way on . in life, and
reared and well educated a . family ol
children, who, like himself, were in
dustrious - and steady. For the few
years past, ho had become interested
iii horticulture, ' and both for. exercise
and amusement had turned his atten
tion to cultivating his 'one acre farm.
His attention was first 'called, to this,
by means of a back number , of
New England Farmer which was '. pui
arouna some tnings uougnt at tne store,
Mr. Briggs found this so interesting,
that he purchased another at. the peri
odical depot, and then he became a reg
ular subscriber. His sons soon became
interested in the same-direction, and
the interest of the father and sons in
creased to the pitch indicated in the
loregoing conversation . ' ' ,' "
' In time, 'every inch of that acre: of
ground was brought - under the spade,
and almost every 'best' variety of Iruit
bad a place there, and the father and
sons found pleasure, and profit in the
garden, . after ..being cooped, up in the
shop till the 'stent was done, and the
exercise was far more profitable than
the spasmodic, violent exercise taken
in games. r,"-,.!,:,;;-'
1 Mr; Chapman, the1 other neighbor,
fas a man of 'common 6ense:' He
looked upon everything' hew "and !uri
common as 'folly ' and 'nonsense'!', and
was reaay to sneer at every, .one. jvuo
stepped aside from the, cpmmpn,, 'fra'ckii
It looked ainiply silly to nu AQ see a
man stay at home from 'muster,' or
training' or 'shows'1 arid spebd his time
in cuttivatihg'Bafdens: or, instead! of
J6i(ering'away the evening it 4torp,
MHUMiig, (jr.ivaniiJJ VI, 'eil'iig ueukUl
aotmrur pr .wursti. ueuu iinj eveuuiH
t home, reading such 'nonsense." as
. -
the Farmer and Horticulturist, and
other publications afford. '
Yean pass, and Mr. Briggs' 'one
acre farm' shows that he and. his boys
have not read 'the papers' in vain.
They have learned how to 'set out a
tree, and how to take care of it after
it was set out. Everything showed it
received the right kind ot food and
care, and straightway began; to bring
forth fruit meet for rood cultivation.
In a short tunc the wants of the family
were mote than supplied, and the stir,
pluj found a ready market with the
neighbors at good prices. , .
I hose early apples, so rich and tempt
ing, when all other apples were so
gicpn and hard; and then, such pears;
luey went as last, as the sun and house
could ripen them, at three, four, and
five cents apiece. . Then, . such rich,
ripa grapes too tempting for the cold
est to pass without a watering mouth.
Air. Chapman a lamtly were among the
best customers lor the tempting fruit
lirst having learned their excellence by
the liberality of Mr. Briggs, who nev
er failed to send a specimen of his best
to all hts neighbors.. .
lliobitri rqason came. It was
fruitful y?arr. . Ajf,le,pear, peach, plum,
ana an oilier u,-ees ..were loaded with
fruit.; .Keeping iu mind his conversa
tion with Mr. Chapman, Mr. Briggs
had dieted his family to set down
every cent's, worth of fruit sold to Mr.
Chapman or hi; family, This year,
as jt happened, waa a year ot 'extreme
hard times,' The boot business , was
at its lowest ebb: litlla work and ve
low wages and yet the -price of every
Kir.q oi provisions WR3 up to tne nign
est nctch. and money extremely tight
.Luttherq was one family that did
not seem to be in (he least affected by
the hard times, low prices of labor,
h:gh puces cf provisions, cr the scar
city ci money: Mr. Erirgs and his two
old:.-.t sons, all ot" thorn had a little
'Epjre change' to lot 6:i short time 'tvilh
interest' to their needy neighbor.
u;iec?y Mt. .unapnian, who was
s!io;t applied to Mr. iJrigg3 for ft ''half
for a 'quarter meaning lifty dollars for
three months. - - ; '
, ' Yes,' iiiid Mr. ! Briggs, .,! have a
hill or a whole, just as you like.
. . it. i . i i . , i
ivnata nunorea col ars bv vou
'.heed !:a'rd tiiiies?' I don't see ho.v it
comek " You and your boys don't tork
any harder than I and ruy tipyi doand
we c?.n hardly get alori; we are as sa
ving uLd pinching a3 can be, too; times
are so dieadlul hard, everything a fani
ily l.as to buy is so dreadful high, ar.d
waes so low: potatoes a dollar u bush
el, beef, lifleen cents a pound, po;k
sixteen 'cent3j eggs twenty-live cents a
dozen, and flour ten Or twelve dollars a
b.vrcl. ' ilo.v cn a man live?'
' , 'It won't be hardly fair for me lo ask
you tor that twenty-five dollars now
11 it?
'Twenfy'-five dollars! What do you
mcanr I don t understand your
'Don't you recollect we have a bet
between U3 about the price of seme
Irutt Ircrs I bought 5ve years ajro next
Ah! ' I do remember something
about i. i ou were to give me tweuty
five dollars If yod didn't get your tv, en
ty five dollars back from hie for the
products . of .tlioi" treos and things?
wiH'trtnie very bandy jast 'nowi' '
'.Vjii I be too last, ueiirhyer. I am
'afraid it woil't coma very handy 'in
now. 1 hat was what 1 was dunning
you lor, that twenty-live dollars!' '
What? you, don't pretend to 6ay
we have had twenty-live dollars worth
ol. etufr from your gardenr '-
.'More ' than that ' from that very
twenty-five dollars worth of trees and
tiiingsi! Here is an account of every
thing you have bought and paid tor ol
course it don't include what 1 sent you
gratis.'- ''' ' ;:' ' - i '
.'Arid you have certainly not been
stingy;' ;Why,: this -bill' amounts to
thirty-seven dollar?! It is not possi
ble!' : ..! ;..'! . ;
'It's just so; you have had over twen
ty bmslielaLijf a-pples, and- three, bush
els of- pears, auu Uiv.se alone amount lo
twenty-live dollars.' -.1 '
'I own up the ccrn; draw .up' the note
lof sevtntyhve' !. . ; -. .
. 'No, I guera we will let the twenty
five go, j.only, mention jj.to show you
thathera: inay be good. sense' In, new
ihuigssoaietimeB..', ,;.Iow I'irl bet the
twenly-live dollars oyer again that my
itoro till , haa not been, the past season,
half' as large' as yours, thoi:gh I have
I ona mere m my family, .
It, I naa not been so Daaiy taKenm
before, 1; would, stand you; but I guess
itworiVbfi safe.''"'1 ''
' kWe hat e raiserj our bwhv potatoes,
corn'. peas,beahs, and other gafdeii veg-
etablea. . Oui' eggs' 'are' alwiys fresh
and abundant liorti tht? nest; ana lor
more than two years we have not been
without ripe'i fresh' truit.1 ' ,,: ; ' '"
-. '-How 'Can that be?" 1 "u ' .; " 15
sK'th--lv?P:4ffew)t vari
eties, and putting.them away ' accord
cniraentipu. uy .practical ano: .scieitiuc
mep,,fts set forth, (d tlje i papers we take.'
Well. J declare' that is something I
never thought bfj-but -it takes so much
tiiriff and' bother1 'to get ' lliett-I thingi
iitattj?cl---ItheTt jt is'a'n e'VerlftMi'ngjob 16
takVUreif'theirA" l"
' iIt Weds bo atari lime ' artd mopey
Mfrypft Vhtififwkj W;nhitu9.' hat
' ... Si .rr !!! jii.-; u-,
amount to nothing at all, and with abun
dance of fruit, you save the expense ot
a heavy meat bill, which is not healthy
in hot weather. No doctor has been
called to step a toot within my door
for over lour years past Fresh ripe
fruits are sure remedies for all ailment?,
and thty are not bad to take.'
.1 Mr. Chapman put the "fifty" into
Us "weasel skin," and left with a "flea
in his ear."
Kossuth and the Quakers.
t The Society ol Friends in Great
Britain having sent to the Hungarian
tairiot a 'Christian appeal, 'pleading
eace at any price, not because thev
'Hold the preseut war unnecescary, im-
:.:.. .1: j - :
r.viiuic, or uiie,icu -iu b wioii issue,
but because they held all war to be
nlawful under the Gospel dispensa
tion,' the Magyar replies to their argu
itula, and Quotes sundry Bible texts
to show war to be righteous if waged
fx righteous cause. , Ills letter is un
answerable, according to the prevail
ing morality of the present, and of all
fajt ag?8. He even corrects, as we
doubt not he has sufficient learning to
ehable him to do, the translation ot one
or two passages ol Scripture, upon
if hit h the universal and unconditional
pekce party invariably rely for the con
donation of national bloodshed. For
infa-nc", the passage, 'Glory to God in
Wfi highest, peace on earth, good will
tof.'ards man,' he reaUs, 'Uloryto Uod
id the highest, end peace on carlh to
gded-tciiiiny men,' (Gloria in excel'
sia I Do, et jax tn terra nominwus,
btkm voluntat.) Ve submit the Lat-
id to schblars.who may decide between
JoJict:th rnd King James' uninspired
The Hungarian ex-Governor holds
tliat, properly interpreted, the Holy
Word in no case condemns a resort to
tlic sword to free a nation or people
Ircm oppression: and that as cespolum
retta alone upon lorce, and not upon
cqnsettt, so it never will be overthrown
by its own consent, so it never will be
overthrown by its own consent, but its
downlsil must be eflected by lorce. 1
loons logical, ii .we were leit to inier-
enca, irom the probabilities of human
nature: but we have proof in an unbro
kea -current of historical facts. Vol
untary reformation in a tyrant, wo can
not bow remember ever having heard
cf. ""-I!.: e only abdication greatly
bra ted in history, was that of Charles
V., and that did not occur until his
power had beeu sorely tebted by the
marvelous prowess ot Maurice ol oax
ony, and w hen the hoary oppressor had
become sogouly thai, like owifts phi
losopher, he was 'a misery to himretl
and his friends.' So that in deducing
the necessity ol war Irom the depraved
tendencies ot mankind, n.os3Uiti un
doubtedly lias the advantage of the
knock-down argument.
But there must be a standard of ab
stract right. There is such a thing.
alter all, .as naked truth, though only
ideal. It will not do to deny their ex
istence, and to undertake to establish
sucji a negative by appealing to the
vitiated and perverted conditions of
humanity all lacts, to be sure, dcplo
rable as veritable. But if our race had
not bceti honored by the existence o
udi sects as the Quakers, how could
we ever have believed in a still better
statu than men have yet attained? Hu
man progress is but a dream, if we de
ny human perfectibility. That doc
trine of the Qtiarktrs which inculcates
the sin of sell-delenbe, going even fur
ther than their objections to war, re
yarded in cue light, is yet suggested by
a very profound vie-.v of our nature.
Uiruiy one uuuy in a uiousenu wii
titrike a non-resistant. And so, prac
ticallv. very many national as well as
individual strifes would never occur,
but for the mutual Lelligerancy of the
It may be said that wars w ould sli
bewared from lust of aggrandizement
were the code ol honor blotted from the
international statute-book. Still, does
not such an idea spring Irom a skepti
cal estimate ot the reality ot the ad
vancement ot . civilization? .Let us,
for argument's sake, suppose that the
world is getting,as we sometimes boast,
& little belter as it gets older; and ecp
do3? c. nation ot non-resistants, localed
however near to the strongest 'power on
earth.' Would there not be niaguan-
iinity;endugh, either to.self reitrwn, or
to prevent Irom witiiout me aDsorotion
of such ft nationality by tha strong
neighbor?' If not, then the moral ad
vantages of enlightened civilization
are all, a ne sure enougu, as me oppo
site idea would imply j We have long
imagined that the evils ot national ana
individual violence wouiu very speeu
ilv disappear from the earth, if every
: , . ,- ..ii i
man would only be just as good as he
possibly cOulcY - We gravely suspect
that it is not so much because tie can
a ' .
not, but because he will not.' It is net-
pss.irv to sav. that it such a rule ol
conduct were 'applied in government,
there would be no despotism no op-
prefcsion. nis is tne answer iu iue
last argument for war necessity; I he
Quaker creed holds prominent among
its precepts that which enjoins upon
every conscience abstinence irom an
airsreslion; 1 it is addressed, of course,
to governors as- well as the governed,-
and- is the very-ultra ism ol cquaj rights.
True, we are far from being so san
guine as to suppose that a political,
social, or religious millenium is very
near at hand. There will be Vara 'and
rumors of wars, for anght that now
appears, as long as men will do wfbrr
by lorce, and other men will oppose it
by force. Christ admonished Peter
that they who take the sword must
lerish by the sword; yet even the foU
owers cf Christ have as . frequently
sought that instrumentality of propa
gandism, as if the founder of their re
ligion had applauded, and not condemn
ed, the conduct of His over-zealous
Apostle. ! "-
Though we may be among the first
to counsel prompt redress for national
outrage, still it may not be wholly tin-''
profitable to test the soundness ol the
conflicting arguments between the Hun
garian leader and the 'r nends,' weigh
ed in the scale of sheer moral duty.
"ilt lliil I wlthoot ln unori fon, Ul bla flnt
out tout tt bar." Jii.
There, my beloved Chrittlan hearers,
there is a first rate chance for you I
Here is a fine opportuni"y for you to dia
tiuu'.ah jourselroi. You have made
profusions enoug'i to last you a lifetime.
You hare believed in ths dogmas most
popular in your respective places of
abode you have shown both your piety,
ml your pride. in erectiiig costly church
es, in honor of him who had not enlace
to lay Ins heed tn you have prayed long
and louu, to be seen ona heard ol men,
though commanded to go into your clos
ets and Bhol the doors you have quaf-
relied with all other denominations,
about matters of faith, when half of you
believe that salvation is not of faith,
"but any man should boaat" you have
announced alt doctrines. Out yout own
as false aud deniorai.,'.ing; you haye sliu
up the kingdom of Heaven against men
neither going in yourselves, nor suffer
ing others to go In; you hare boasted of
your superiority, and nattered your
selves that your preposterous claims
would be allowed by the great Searche
of hearts you have pointed the finge
of bcoin ot your 'unfortunate borthers,
and sisters, who have fallen into the pit
of moral and social degradation; and to
ciii the climax of you absurdities,' you
hav3 held nst to tne old Jewish doctrin
cX-Va eye 'or a.i eye, uJ a'tooth,ftir.a
tooth,1' and armed' yduisctves with'stonei
clubs, and brick-bats, to hurl at the
heads of all who are loss holy than you
imagine yourselves to be; thinking that
it is much easier to gain a reputation
for holiness be tus ejection of an abhor
ranee of deviltry, that to abstain from
the practice of it)
There is the woman, seduced from ber
allegiance to what the world calls vir
tue, with a heaTt wrung by sorrow; with
a Section blighted, hopes betrayed, and a
soul appalled at a contemplation of the
ruin wrought by the blind sophistry of
the passions, ot the tempts Hons of want,
or the impulses of unreasoning lovel Is
she the victim of indiscretion? . Grant
rd. lias she violated the laws of our
civitbatiool Granted; Has she listen
ed to the voice of the dsciever agaidsl
the dictates, end entreaties, and war
nings, and expostulations of. her better
nature! Granted. lias she exposed her
self to the malidictious of her own sex,
and the rude and infernal assaults of
ours? Granted; and what thent Will
you commit a 6till greater wrong, by
casting her down into the deep "pit in
which there is no' water," by crushing
out or tier already broken end bleeding
heart the only hope remaining, thus
dooming her to a thousand living deaths
by the stem decrees of your uucharita
blenesst lfso.ytrs away! There 1st
chance for you! Lut be careful. Frst
be assured of your own immaculatcness.
This business of throwing stones, belongs
to a certain class ot men and women;
claes to which ijuu do not belong! ' Have
tou faith? What of it? Devils believe
and tremble. Have you virtue? ' Ho
co? from nfrcCEsity, or from choice?
Yon have not fallen; from the absence of
temptation! xou claim to to be sinless:
because you have - refrained ' from overt
ucla of evil ! Your-hearts; corrupt, by
your own confessions 'vould, if they
could be allowed to speak,' read you a
lesson ihat would cause yod to blush
with shame, and to' run from the pres
ence of the most degraded, crying out,
"God Is merciful to mi i sinner!"
Lrt female'siiiners alone, if you have
net courays to raise them up', and bless
lliei'i by kind words end tender charities,
aud display your godliness and courage
by BBsalts upon those who ere less to be
pitied, and better able to endure the
penalty of your displeasure.' Here is a
bad specimen of degraded humanity
the DRUftAOo. He is the victim of tempt-
atious tolerated by your civilization, if
not reudered potent by your example!
Eesutes, how do you know bnl his deg
radation has been caused by your super
ciiliousness of pride, or by trie presure of
want, occasiond by your extravagances,
or oy Distinctions set up oy your assum
ed superoritv, Ot1 by your neglect of the
duties you-owe to ' society1, or by beiug
deuied the luxury of vrbrshippirrg God on
cushioned stats, or kneeling In , the
presence of smooth" faced fivinity; In
tie s6ciety 'of the money-changers la the
temple of Godt ' -l ;' '''-'.
o matter; tbere he stands! Look at
his tattered: garments; his ' bloated face',
his blood-shot eyes, bis 'shattered and
trembling frame; and now' 'dispose of
him! Throw'stones at'hirV, rf yon dare!
No! He is safe,- y oil- know beitel'than to
luflict the jirnalty Y6ii are hot wrihe-ut
And. beloved, let idur1 awaxeaed
T.J Jl -vi) iM; ?;: w.ini'-
consciences assist me in making sav
ing appltcalion'of the moral of the sub
ject belore us. Justice and Judgment
are the . prerogatives of God charity,
broad as tbe noiverse, descending to the
depths of depravity, comprehending tbe
Wants, sins, sufferings, end woes of all
humanity, is the duty of all mankind.
And yon. without it, are less then t ha
least of all saints, and the worst of all
Out upon the hew fangled reformers,
nd puritanical scribes, phsrisees, tad
hypocrites of this accursed generation.
Many a sanctlmoheous exterior conceals
black, niggardly, revengeful Heart.
But, the high pretentions and bold as
sumption! of sectarian religionists stand
bate sorry chance, when tried by tne
eternal end all comprehending charities
of the name of Naxareta. Siuners, be-
loiulnji to the world's church, and who
hare never learned the trade of decep
tion, are ten times more-charitable, in
the broad and tine sens of fhe word,
(hah thei?enerallitv of brofessors. Why
so? "Because, being- conBcioti of their
own minlfold imperfections, they are
disposed to forgive th'a fanlts of others.
Wbat tneui soau we ao evit, mat gooo
may abound? . By no means, but let ua
be duly conscious of their sins already
committed and torn even our.fraillies to
some good account, by extracting from
them the esssentrels of humanity, tor
what other purpose Wsre our evil pro
pensities given us, but to teacn us tne
duty of forgiveness? Beloved! First
pull the beam out .of your, own eyes;
then without tbe aid, of spectacles you
will tee more 'clearly, to extract the
motes from the eyes of others. Amea.
. i. i i
Noted Farmers.
Adam was a . farmer while yet in
Paradise, and after liis fall . was 'Com
manded to earn his bread by the sweat
of his brow, .'Jctb, the honest. Upright
and patient, waa & tanner, and his en
durance has passed into ft proverb.
socrates was a farmer, and yet wed
ded to his calling the glory 6f his im
mortal philosophy. St. Luke teas a
tarraer, and divided with rrometaeus
the honor of subjecting the ox for. ths
use of man, . Cincinnati was a farm
er, and the noblest Roman of them all.
Buifii was a farmer, and the muso
found frira at the -plow, and tilled his
soul with 'poetry. WisniNotou. was
a farmer, and retired from tha highest
earthly Station to enjoy the quiet ot ru
ral life, and present to the world a spec
tacle of lMnian greatness. '. To these
add a h'ost of, .others who sought peace
and repose id the cultivation of their
mother eftrth; the 'enthusiastic Lafa
yette; the steadfast l?ickering,the scho
lastic Jefferson, the fiery Randolph, all
found an Eldorado of consolation from
life's cares and tro'ublts in the green
and verdant lawns that ourrounded their
homesteads. ' ' ,
See to your Sheep.
A large majority of sheep owners
are in the habit of letting their sheep
run upon the fields in the fall as long
as the ground is uncovered with 3now,
without any hay or grain. This is all
wrong. They should have both hay,
grain and shelter. Let them commence
the winter full and plump and they get
through it with less difficulty.- This is
the time too for sorting sheep preparai
tory to winter.'' Lambs, bucks, breed
ing ewes , and . wethers, should be in
classes by themselves. . ..
03" 'As I was going over West
minister Bridge the other day," Said an
Emeralder, "I met Pat Hewkins.''
"Hewkins,"sez I, "how are ye?"
. "Preety well, I thank ye, Donley,"
set he. . . . , ', ..
"That's not mV name,' sez t.
"Hewkins)" fcez he, "faix, no more
is mv name-: Hewkins." '-'
"So we looked at each othelrj an' be
thegrair goose o'' Moses, it turned out
lo be nither of us!"
Here is a good one' from 'the' Bon'tod
PosU 'Rer. Mr. Fostet, of New Salem,
Mass., was a face tious man, arid Usual
ly ready at joke end repartee. He had
a parishioner, acarperltet by trade," pret
ty well stocked with ready wit, and
withal, somewhat given to boasting.
One day,' while at wotkfornis ministcri
hewing a stick of timber, the carpenter
was boasting in his tsual Style of the
marvels that hd could perform. Ths Pas
tor, to 'put sn extinguisher . uport him
said 'dovernorr'fhls hick name,) do you
think you could make a de vir? Make a
devil l , responded the GoverndY, 'why
yes, oh 'yes!!' (his , axe moving a little
more rapidly,) 'here 'put up- yout foot
rpil want the least, alteration of any man
1 eversawt;' It '8s rare .'ihe minister
came off second best in itch encounters,
but he did this time.'- "
1 "Do Ton loo Vhi . I Simnn'?, : t
"Do I love Vou! ask the suh 'A it
loves the flowets-ask' a bold kittefi if
she loves a warm brick! ,Love yoti
show me the man wlo sayft'Ii-ddn't,
and I will cave In his head with the
north poIeP'" ."m-u.
.The happU'st days InY .jnan'rf )ife is
the (lave when he first' thinks bfooetrv
and milk maids. TBert' is i'.bliik tinge
kboat that petictd Uf 'existence". In com
parisori' with wlifchte tefy 'tker' portion
of 'our pilgrimsg 14 datlj piby:and mis-cellaneout.-r
:ii i
It Jiis been decided id CtevelandMliat
it it tiO-offense for a pan t jetJiis Own
house on'fire.''thre'be1nino few irfthla
fJ" puni'si,ntri tie act.' 'BSt "ihtresri'mter

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