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may be deemed calculated to clear him.1 ‘Ido.» ‘You solemnly promise and swear, that should it bu deemed advisable by his Or» der at any lime to substitute a monarchi cal for a republican form of Government in the United States, or to change any set of measures or officers, that you will give your vote and iufiuence fur that purpose, and studiously conceal the matter from the public.1 ‘Ido.’ ‘You solemnly promise and swear, that should it be required of you at any time to take the life of an Odd Fellow who may have divulged the secrets of this Order, that you will punctually perform the same to the best of your ability.’ ‘No wseiches!* cried I. ‘Have you not n!ready extorted oaths and klasphemis en ough from me, your misserable victim, without requiring me to murder my fellow creature*?’ Instantly twenty daggers were pointed «t my body, and I was told thet tt was now loo late to decline, and that 1 must take the oath or die! Pefenceless, & surrounded hy instruments of death on all sides, there was no possible chance for escape. — Wotlds would I have given had I never heard of the name of Odd Fellows. Cur sea, which I dared not to speak, filled my mouth, end sought to be heaped upon the head of him whp under the garb of friend ahip had brought me to that awful place O!’ thought 1,‘that 1 had. listened to the adviceand entreaties of friends that warn* «d me to beware of secret societies! Now I am ruined forever! I must ei'her die in this accursed den, unheard of by the word, or consent to bear the mark of Cain, and become a devil incarnate! O! wretch that I am, would that I never had been born!’ As the* thoughts were flittering across my mind, 1 was interrupted by the presi* ding officer, who remarked, that five min« utes only would be given me to decide whether I would taka the oath or die.— Enraged at the treatment which I had re* eeived, and shuddering at the thought of theawful oaths which I had already tnken, I determined to participate no farther in their iniquities. Accordingly I replied that they might inflict fchat tortures they pleased but as for me, I would not consent to shed the blood of a fellow creature, when dictated by them or any man, or set °^/Ptva8%na|liy1 agreed that 1 mould be thrown into dungeon until next meeting night, and then if I did not consent to take the oath, I should be put to death. A trap-door in the middle of the floor was now taken up. A most horrid stench arose from the space below, which seemed ftth UaAlinAM rtf ilarlrnoca f was now taken by two persons dressed in black gowns and masks, and thrown head long down among skulls and toadsand his sing serpents. I was somewhat srunned by the fall, and awoke, finding myself at the foot of the bed from which I had fallen during the horrible dream. Later From Texas. The cutter Woodbury, Capt. Foster, which left Aransas on the 6ih, and Galves ton on the 10th,had just arrived. Major Donelsoa came passenger in the Woodbury. The ships Victoria and Suviah were to leave Aransas on the 8th. The U. S. steamer Monmouth had ar rived at Aransas in a leaking condition, so bad that the pumps were going continually to keep her afloat. We have received the Galveston News of the evening of the 8th. The sloop of war St. Mary, arrived at Galveston on the 7th from Corpus Christi. There lire 1000 troops at St. Joseph's Island, where they are comfortably situated. Their ulterior flmtinslioo seems not to have been fully determined upon. The Falmouth was dai ly expectad in the Gulf. Speaking of the Mexican elections, which took place on the 1st,the News says: The result of the contest for the Presi dency of Mexico, between Herrera and Gomez Farias, which was to take place on (he 1st inst., will be looked for with con siderable interest. Herrera is said to be in favor of centralism, and Farias has the full confidence of the liberty party. He advocates the restoration of the Constitu tion of 1824. It is said his prospects of success are far life mint favorable. Possibly his election may give to Mexico a period of comparative Topeoo frees the oppression and anarchy of a succession of civil revolutions. The Native American of Massachusetts have nominated Henry Shaw as their can* didate for Governor, end Charles W. Mows er Lisat. Oswraar gfoirtjfcnt J|«tttwC. aMw?~T3S3 m<oa TUKSDAyTaUGOST 26. 1815. "ffEMOTRATlOmC NOMINATIONS, ton governor, A. G. BROWN. FOR CONGRESS, JACOB THOMPSON, JEFFERSON DAVIS, STEPHEN ADAMS, R. W. ROBERTS, FOR ?EC1tWARY OF STATE, WN. HEMINGWAY. FOR STATE TREASURER, WM. CLARK. FOR AUDITOR OT PUBLIC ACCOUNTS, JAS. E. MATTHEWS. FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL, JOHN D. FREEMAN. ——»—■1 The Pearl River Baptist Association will hold ft meeting of their Board in this place the Friday before the second Sun day in September next, at 12 o'clock, there will also be preaching at the same hour in the Academy. 03“ We have been requested to state that there will be a Camp Meeting held at Tilton, commencing on the 2d Thursday in October—being the 9th day of that mrtntla EtBCTioNi —Returns from several of the state elections have been received, sfi fficient to show that the democratic cause has not in any degree suffered, but in many places it is still gaining strength, and large numbers are gradually and constantly be coming convinced that the principles ad vocated by the democratic party are those only by which a government like ours can be successfully sustained. Alabama has a large democratic majority in the Legisla ture, and every member to Congress.— Tennessee has returned to her first love, it is given up that Brown is elected, and one democratic member of Congress gained, and a strong belief that the Legislature w m uv uciuwttaiiLi ivttinuuny imd umiui less gone for the whig?, but with a dimin ished majority—it is believed ihat the dem ocrats will elect six out of she ten members of Congress, and theie will be an increased number of senators and representatives in the Legislature—it is also thought that the popular vote is democrat ic—this is wonders for Kentucky. A few counties from In diana have been heard from, which show that the democratic vole is fully as large as it has been, and no doubt that state has gone with a large majority for the demo cratic candidates. Wake and Wilmington districts, North Carolina, have been heard from, and there is no doubt, says the Charleston Mercury, that McKay and. Dobbin, democrats have been elected. (£7- Politics is beginiug to excite some interest in our citizens, and theenquiry is, who is going to speak next? and what state candidates are coming to this town? We learn that P. W. Tompkins, whig candidate for Congress, will address the people in this townon Wednesday next—we suppose he has no idea that he will be elected, but is making speeches in order to keep his hand in. n_1_j__j ii 1_:ii address the citizens of this county on Wed* nesday, the 22d of October, in this town— he is m candidate for U. S. Senator, and will be voted for by the Legislature, but as there has been some objections urged against him by individuals and some of the papers, he has determined to canvass the State, and see the people personally. O^yCol. J. B. Forrester, one of the persons whom it has been said was largely concerned in the Choctaw land speculations and who was a commissioner for removing the Choetaw Indians from this state, died near F»it Towson in the Choctaw nation, Arkansas, on the 31st ult., and was buried at Wheelock—a missionary establish ment. -4 Appointments by the President.—David C. Glenn, receiver of public moneys for the district of lands subject to sale at Jack son, Mississippi, vice Isaac McFarr&n, re signed. Rufus O. Pray,collector of the customs for the district of Pearl river, Miss., vice J- J. McCaugban, who declines the appoint ment ✓ For tkt Journal. Messrs. Editors: In my last communication I advanced some orgmuenfs against a paper currency as well as against the issue of any money. When I had concluded by a quotation from 1 scripture, “The love of money is the root of all evil,"” Mt. Hawkins respectfully ex- 1 pressed his wonder, that I, with my no- i tions of these matters, should so earnestly strive to lay up my hundied dollars at the end of the year. “Friend Hawkins,” said I, “I am not the only man whose creed is one thing, and his practice another. Look at The so lemn Presbyterian minister, and you will see, that although when he joined the church, and again, when he was ordained; he avowed himself a Calvinist, and a be liever of the truth of the old Westminster catechism, yet he preaches a free salva tion.” At this, Mr. Hawkins indulged in a peal wf laughter, ■which was renewed again and again until the tears ran down his face. When he recovered his breath, he cried “you have noticed that, have you?— Did you ever think -of ihe reason why the preachers keep election and reprobation, effectual calling, adoption and justification so much out of view in their sermons? Do you know why the genuine, old rigid doc trine of predestination is never preached now? I will tell you. It is on account of a plain, insuperable, pithy, undeniable idea that somehow will rise in the mind of every man passesing common sense, viz: you say what is to be, will be, therefore if I am lobe saved I shall be saved, if I am to lie damned I ehull be damned.— Should I attempt to interfere with the de crees of God I should fail; therefore I re sign my self to them.” Agaiflst tfcis suggestion; eloquence, so phistry, metaphysics, the dead languages, the opinions of the church all were direct ed for a long time, but smoke cleared away, and sided, there stood that same obstinate firm pyramid ofa proposition obvious to view. Theologians then began to respect it. The Methodists rested upon it, and became nu merous on account of it. Tiiey ^boldly said that there was no justice manitested in God’s creating a man, who from the foundation of the world he had decreed should go to hell. They said further that it was pitiful mockery to preach salvation to n man who could not accept ofit. The Baptists, for a while endeavored to reconcile man’s tree agency with ttie doc trine of predestination, but somehow, as fast as they established free agency, pre destination would fall, and in Irving to raise up predestination down went free a gency. Then a considerable number of seceded ano called them«elves “Free will Baptists” because they said that ns far as they could see, the sinner in his downward road to destruction was conforming as much to the decrees of God as the heir of heav. en in his course upward. The Presbyterians for years and years presented a bold front,and tlieir learned old divines seemed to draw sweet and un speakable consolation and delight from the doctrine. They practiced it without equi vocation or modification. They taught it to their children by the Westminster cate chism . But ever and anon some illiterate fellow would say “why do you preach to me? God’s decrees cannot be defeated. If I am to ho saved I will be.” Tn vain they replied to him, “you do not know whether God has foreordained your salva tion or not, so you are bound to act as though he never had decreed any thing concerning you.1* He would persist that his ignorance did not make any difference and that if his salvation or damnation was as they believed a predetermined thing, all or any thing he could do would make no difference in his ultimate destiny. Then was committed that great error of modify ing predestination on the one hand, and froe agency on the other, to satisfy in some degree the discontents of the uncon* verted. A host fell off and became Cum berland Presbyterians and New School Presbyterians, and from their new position carried on a vigorous attack upon the doc trines of unconditional election and repro bation. The Congregationali8ts in their alarm drew up such vague articles of Faith that they meant nothing at all. The Episcopalians seemed to have for gotten that they had such an Article of religion as the 17th. They said they were Armtnians and that Arminius did not a gree with Calvin. At length all agreed with on accord, that although the doctrine of predestina tion might remain in the creed, yet they would preach a freo salvation. If you drive them torn corner on the subject, and ask them the simple question “was my iestiny fixed before the foundation of the vorldf” they will give you a plenty of ine spun logic, but will not say yes or no. It they say yes, the matter is settled; if hey say no, they deny one of their articles >f Faith. Now I do not like this trimming of rails, hi^ equivocation and concealment. Let til boldly and at all limes avow their real relief. If it is true, the truth woifes no e ril—if it is error abandon it. Say to your ;hurdi, “I can no longer give my assent lo this doctrine. I must leave you.” ‘But,' continued Mr. Hawkins, “I would not have y ou think that I have any objection to ei ther of the two doctrines—unconditional election and reprobation,or free agency.— But I do object to any man seying to me either in the pulpitor elsewhere, tha< both doctrines are reconcileable* It is virtually saying that my fate was fixed, and at the same lime undetermined from the founda tion of the world.” I could not but smile at the warmth into which the old gentleman had worked him. self, and although I had a refutation of his opinions ntmy tongue’s end, yet to divert his mind from so exciting a topic, I asked him what he thought ofTcmperance Soci eties. But his blood was up and he found fault with every thing. ‘‘Temperance Socie ties? Why, I have no objection to a Temperance Society strictly so called, hut for supplement to the scriptures, for this new standard of morality, higher than Christ taught or practised, I enter my sol emn protest against it. Christ made wine —he drank wine—he commanded his fol lowers to drink wine forever.” Here I interrupted him, by saying mod estly. that the pure juice of the grape, which was the only wine known in those days, was not an intoxicating drink.— ‘ Who had the unblushing effrontery to tell you such an outrageous falsehood, contra dicted by my own knowledge, by your own knowledge and by the Bib e itself f What made Noah drunk?or to come later down, what nia^fe ‘.he Jews at the day of Pen ticost accuse the apostles of being drunk? No sir! the wine that Christ made, tire wine that Christ drank, the wine that he commanded his disciples to drink in re membrance of him was an intoxicating drink. The Pharisees in the days of our Savior had a Temperance Society, nnd accused him of being a wine drinker, a friend of publicans and sinners, but he said —“not that which goeth into the mouth, but ihut » hii.li cuiueili vut dcfilcili a man. St. Paul said, “Be not drunk wiih wine, wherein is excess.” Here is the evil— the getting drunk—the intemperance. 1 have my doubts whether we ought to use alcoholic spirits at all. But to say that the use of wine is a sin casting a slur up on the character of Christ. People now a-daysare getting a great deal wiser than Solomon. He thought that it would he safe for kings to use no intoxicating liquors at all, lest they might sometimes drink too much and decide causes incorrectly under the influence of intoxication, but he said “give wine unto him that is ready to perish and strong drink unto hint that is sorrowful of heart; let him drink and forget his sor rows nnd remcmember his miseries no more.” I suy if a man cannot drink with out drinking too much, let hun not drink wine or any thing intoxi.-ating, but it is foolish to talk as though taking a dram was a mortal sin in itself. It may be a useless expense,it maybe had policy to spend money for ardent spirits, but it is intemper ance which is the «ia. T. GREEN HAT. To be Continued. From the N. O. Courier. Steam-ship Cambria. The steamship Cambria, Capt. Judkins, arrived at Boston on Wednesday the 30th July in the afternoon, in the astonishing short passage of eleven days. She sailed from Liverpool on tho 19th of July. The mail reached N. York from Boston in extraordinary quick time. The intelligence is important in a com mercial point of view. There has been a decided improvement in cotton—the sales have been tremen dously large, and the prices are one eighth higher. The com trade exhibited an improve ment in prices in consequence of the vari able state of the weather. American stocks were improvirg. The determination of the “drab-colored Pennsylvanians” to shame their traducers has produced this improved feeling, which exists in the Bourse of Paris as well as London. Money in London was plentiful, and the market in a healthy state. There has been another decline in iron, and the tendency was downwards The intelligence from Algeria gives nn recount of the massacre of a thousand Gratis by the French. The cavern of the Dahara, where the Arabs had taken re 'uge, was the scene of this horrid affair.— Here they were hemmed in, faggots were ighted, and the unfortunate wretches were aurnt and suffocated in their place of re fugc. The Jesuits in France have been hrr ken up by the Pope himsolf to pre vent its being done i>y the French gov Biiiment. The steamer Caledonia arrived at Liver pool on the 14th July. The demand for cotton for export was large, and under these combined causes, American bad advanced 1 -8th per pound. Brazil is also 3-8th better, while in Per nam and Egyptian there has been a good deal doing. The total sales of the week amount to 72,690 bags. The American Provision market was in a stagnant .state—owing to the reduc tion of the stocks and the absence of im ports. It was stated that the house of Messrs. Belhouse & Co. of Liverpool hud f>i!ed for the amount of £89,000—in conse quence of the reduction in the price of iron. Parliament was about closing its ses sions, and Queen Victoria was making great arrangements for a Continental tour. The Oxford carried out one day’s later news than the Cambria. Large subscriptions were making for the sufferers at Quebec. The elections which have taken place of late in Great Britain do not indicate the popularly of the government. IRELAiND. The Twelfth of July.—The celebration of the 12th of July by the Orangemen provoked the attacks of the Catholic party in several instances,and in oneat Armagh, we tegret to say, tire affray and ended fatally. Several of the persons engaged in the afiray were arrested, but were res cued immediately, with the greatest ef frontery. The soldiery paraded the streets during the night, and remained under arms all day on Sunday to enable the pea ceable inhabitants to go to worship. From the N. O. Tropic. Very Late From Vera Cruz. We hasten to lay before the readers of the Tropic the latest news from Mexico.— The Water Witch, Capt.Tiennis, left Vera Cruz on the 5ih inst., and arrived here be tween 5 and 6 o’clock this momng. It seems that after all the gascona<l:ng des patches of the Mexican Minister, a Dec laration of War is now very, very doubt fill. Our prompt and intelligent correspondent tells the whole story. Veha Cktjz, 4th Aug., 1845. Dear Sirs—1 Iasi had this pleasure, per Relampngb, which left here on the 23d ult.; no arrivals have since taken place from your port. The election of n new President com menced cn the 1st inst., for which there are four candidates—sav, Gen. Herrera, President ad interim, Gen. Almonte, ex Mexican Minister at Washington. Gomez Farias, and one other whose name has es caped my memory; the Presidency, how ever, seems to lie lictween the two former one of whom it is supposed will be tire sue* cessfuI candidate. Almonte has offered his services to the Government in the approaching campaign against Texas, but I rather think it is more a “ruse de guerre” to help him to the Pre sidency, than any great desire he has got to have a brush with the Texans—or, as I ought rather say now, with the United States. II. B. M. brig of war Persian, arrived here on the 27th ult., in seven days from Galveston, bringing the news of the annex ation of Texas being confirmed by the de legates called together for that purpose by President Jones—and also that a body of U. S. troops, say about 4000 men, were expected at Galveston, in the course of a few days. It appears now that our government is in no hurry to declare war against the U. Slates, or at any rate, it seems to be the general opinion that she will merely at tempt to re-conquer Texas without making any declaration of war. Of course, the news by the Persian caused a great excite ment throughout the country. The Min istry has presented an act to the two cham bers for their deliberation. 1st. To declare war against the United States. 2d. Authorising them to raise a foreign or a national loan tc the amount of 15 mil lions of dollars, which they conaider t« be requisite to carry on a war and re-conquer Texas. The proposals are now under discussion || in the Chambers, and it they get the “Par geni” there :s no doubt they will make the attempt tongaip get possession, though >t J is doubtful whether they declare war against fl the U. States or not, J Of course you have heard are this, of :l»r jfl revolutionatTohasco,in favor of federal, fl ism, which has induced the government to w declare said port closed to foreign as well * as native shipping, but is ■ ,thcr puzzled to Jfl find out how tliey will km-,. ..ut the former, fl as they have not got a single steamer that |jw they can get ready in less than eighteen or*§ twenty days, all the engineers being still, as I may say, loafing on shore and waiting for their pay, of which, for some months j past, they have received but a mere I trifle. 1 be tariff question is still under discus* sion, or rather has been referred to a com mittee, but if they procrastinate as they generally do, God knows when we shall get sight of the long expected document; ^ and in the meantime the country will loose a great deal, as merchants do not like to ship with so much uncertainty. I have nothing further of interest to infomt yon of at present, and beg to sub scribe myself, gentlemen, very respectfull y, yours. August5.—The Water Witch not sail ing yesterday, I open to say that we have no news from the American squndron, but it i9 thought here that it will soon appear. It is said that the troops now on the road to Texas,amount to 10,000 men. • Yours, etc. OVituar^, Died on Wednesday evening the 6t^ till, at the residence of her husband, in Hillsboro’, Miss., Mrs. EMMA A. HAST-* LAND, (formerly Mrs. VunderhurM,) con sort ofCapt. A.Eastland.—Mississippian list of Candidates. General Election, 3d and 4th day of November, 1845. FOR CHANCELLOR. We are authorized to annonne* JOHN M. TAYLOR, as a candidate fat the office of Chancellor, at the ensuing election. ✓ Wc are authorized to announce C PINCKNEY SMITH, of Wilkinson, as l candidate for Chancellor, at the ensuing election. FOR DISTRICT A TTORNEY. OO" 'Ve are authorized to announce O. P. McCARTY Esq , of Mouticello, as a candidate for District Attorney for the 2nd Judicial District, composed of the counties of Copiah, Pike, Lawrence, Marion, Han» cock, Simpson, Covington, Harrison, Smith Rankin and Scott. FOR COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE, gg OO" We are authorized to announce T Y. GRINS PEA J), as a candidate fore present Lawrence county in the lower branch of the next Legislature. * 0tr We are authorized to announce Wm. * WEA rilLRSBY, as a candidate to re present Lawrenrc county in the lower branch of the next Legislature. OCr We are authorized to announce J. R. CHAMBERS, as a candidate to re present Lawrence county in the lower branch of the next Legislature. 0^7* We are authorized to announce W. A. STONE, as a candidate to represent Lawrence county in the lower branch of the next Legislature. FOR PROBATE JUDGE. (Kr We are authorized to announce JOHN D. BOWEN, as a candidate for the office of Judge of Probate of Lawrence county. 0^7* We are authorized to announce M. B. CANNON, as a candidate for re-elec tion, to the office of Probate Judge of Lawrence county. CIRCUIT COURT CLERK, We are authorized to announce ED» WARD L. BOWEN, as a candidate for re-election to the office of Clerk of tho Lawrence Circuit Court. We are authorised to announce THOM AS F. MOBLEY as a candidate for the office of Clerk of the Lawrence Circuit Court. FOR PROBATE CLERK. 0^* We are authorized to announce M. U. SMITH, as a candidate for the office of Clerk of the Probate Court of Lawreooa county.