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ftlinil* IS( El LA NY.
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imioiiAM vorxfi on secession.
The Talrernich* was crowded, and hun
dreds were forced to leave, unable to get
even a ht.M dire place* under the shelter
of the outer roof. Brigham. in referring
the national crisis, stated that, were he
*J° euuld save the I’nion.—
UTi; then r ferre 1 to the di.-iuti graliun of
States, and continued :
Some have imjuired, ‘ Will they patch
up the old garment v ” Let them apply
their new cloth, if they please. Mr. (Vlt
teiidcli had reported a patch to put on lln
old garment; let them put it on. and tin*
/■•tit will he made wor.-e. Let them re
main as they arc. and the garment is worn
out. Is the f*rm of the government
i aim d—-has its form liecoine evil? No:
but the ml iii in is! i a tors of the government
are evil Ah we have said many times',
it is tin Lst form of human government
loan i ver lived under, but it has as cor
rupt a set to administer if as H 1 ever
permitted to disgrace his footstool. -
There is the evil, (ain'tluv better the
<onditian of onr country ? No; they will
make it worse every time they attempt
to do so, M hat is the difficulty?—
Hi oilier Carrington says there is no no- 1
Me-minded master spirit to lead out, ,
one whom the rest will follow. They j
are all master spirits. They are all
smart men. This is the difficulty.—
They are too wise. Tin y will prove by
their eonduel whether they are. capabl
of forming and sustaining a government
for the Southern States tlia have se
ceded. There is no more a L idled States
Can they amalgamate and form n gov
ernment; No. Will they have ability
to fortn a government and continue it ? ’
No, they will not. Hear it, .lew and
(Guttle. Suppose there is a division be-'
tween the North and South, and the
fitl.en slaves States try to form a per-,
inunent government, can they do it? 1
tell you they cannot. They are tool
smart. South Carolina is taking the i
hud, and says she, “we will sit as
kings and queens or revolt from you.” ,
Says Heutgia, “we have as smart men
our State as you have, and we will
flpKve a President for our State.” “Hut
you cannot.” says South Carolina. How
lung will it he before some other State. J
pci haps New York, forms a separate
government r And if a Slate has a
right to secede, so ha a Territory, and
so lias a county from a State or Terri
tory. and a town from n county, and a ;
family from a neighborhood, and you willj
hat c a perfect anarchy.
Brother Carrington alluded to William
H. Seward, of New York. He is con
sidered by many as one of the smartest
men that ever was in this government, i
Were it not that he had the advantages!
of *be learning and wisdom of one of
the beet meu ip the government —had
he been a mechanic or farmer — I doubt
whether he would have possessed an ex
tra amount of knowledge. What of hU ;
natural abilities? Ido not consider him
a man of great ability. He came toj
Auburn, N, V., to study law with a
gentleman I well knew. That gentle
man took him into his office and house a
boy, and made considerable of a man of
£iim. He did his best to make a man of
fdpb He was one of the most influential
ppd best men in the country; he was a
f nap .of brain and heart, and took all the j
trails poprihhi Ui make something of the i
ftoyf After Mr Seward had been with;
the judge # fcw years, he began to be
looked upon j as of re possersed of a consid
erable degree of smartness. What wouhi
fie be if he was president? Judging from
Jiia late speech, f yct\ iii u despatch.
I #ohld Suppose ifo#; he baldly knew
plropgh to find his way aero** the little
city of Washington. The pr*j*pcct of his
l4HKjr pofritiou appears to have nearly ruin- .
m! his brain.
What-*iH King Abraham do ? I do >
pot know, neither do I oare. It is uoMif
fcrawirlilt be does, or wind any of them
Pa. Why? Uod will accompli Ji his own
purposes, and they may do or not do ; they ;
pi ay take the road thnt leads to the right,
pf ihet iilHyr take the r wl lltiA icuus to
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I .EON A 111) TOWN. MI).. THURSDAY MOR|iNG. APRIL 4. 1861.
the left, and whichever road they do take
th'*y will wish they had taken the other.
What will Abraham do? King James
said that if Mr_ Lincoln takes the oath of
(office and enters into the administration of
the g-v< mment with as great pleasure as
he resigns his official duties, he will he u
happy man. Tf,l could advise King Jaimes
and have him take my counsel, it would
be to resign to-morrow morning, and 1 t
Mr. Breckinridge be crowned king for
three weeks, that another king might come
before King Abraham to see what the ad
ministration of that king would be. I do
not know of anything 1 etti r that I could
advise him. “Monnan'sm” will live, and
Hod will promote it. but will we he pre
pared to be promoted with it? That is
the question with me. It is in my thoughts
hy day and night, shall 1 he prepared for
the things that are coming upon the earth?
I will try to be, and if I have an evil ap
fieiite 1 will overcome it; if I have a dis
position to do what is morally wrong I will
reject that Jispodtiou. 1 will subdue and
i overcome it. Will you? Then ymi who
.drink, lie, steal or Jo anything that is
morally wrong, or break the command
i meiits of Hod in any way. or injure your
fellow men, ca use to do that evil and learn
to do well.
1 exhort the brethren not to boast over
our enemies’ downfall Boast not, breth
' reii. Hod has come out of his hiding
place. and has commenced to vex (lie nation
that has r jeeted u-, and He will vex 1? with
a sore vexation. It will not be patched
up -it never can come together again—
hut it will be sifted with a si. ve of vanity,
and in a short lime it will he like water
spilled on the ground, and like chaff upon
the summer threshing floor, until those
wicked stewards are cut oft’. If our pres
ent happy form of government i* sustained,
whiih 1 believe ii will he, it wi’l done by
tin' people I am now btokiog upon, in Con
ner’km wi h their Is tbivn and their off
spring. The present ('on** tuti m. with a
a few alterations of : trilling nature, is
just as good as we want, an I if it i sustain
ed on tliis hind of Joseph, it w 1! be done
by us and our rualcuity. Our iiHtional
i brethren do not know how do it. They
, are not eapable of controlling their own
passions, to say nothing of ruling a nation.
What is the reign of a king who can not
: control his passions ? Will •*t his sub
jects sorrow? Yes. shev will feel the
weight of his wrath, aid their I acks will
. ache, and their heads will ache, and they
will receive the lash fr m .; heavy hand.
We are serving a King who can control
his passions; and who. a> brother Heorge
Sims remarked in the forenoon, can be’
touched with the feelings of the inlinnitics
.of the weak. Wh • can be thus touched
except those who have suffered in like’
: manner? None. And no being know
how to control or govern on earth unless
he has been a subject on earth. No be ing
,i- tit to rule, govern and dictate, until he
lms been controlled, gov. rued and dictated
to —has yielded ohe<lh-mv to law and prov
ed himself worthy, by magnifying the law
that was over him. to he master of TIT:.I
law. We are serving a King who wisely con
trols himself and his subjects. If wo an
permi led to rule, govern and control, in
the tir.-t place we must control our passion*
until they are in perfect subjection to us. i
When we have controlled one and got
! it perfectly mastered, we will be prepared.
;to control two; and if we can properly
rule over two. we can reign over two
j thousand, or over millions as well as two.
If you can control one, you are thru pre
pared to control your family ; and if you
are prepared to control a family, then
. you are able to control a city; and if a city,
I then a nation upon the same principle.— i
Thai is the way that Hod hath obtained
His power, and that is the way that we
( will obtain power. Let truth hear sway,
and true integrity -hed a charm around
; your whole being. Rise up lor the right.
Sin the strength of your own ability. Hod
has bestowed upon you the power to reject
the evil and receive the truth, the good,
the light and the virtuous. Cleave to Hod
with ail your hearts, that we may be ready
for the day that is fast approaching. Ma}
(he Lord bless us. Amen
’Twas a balmy evening in the month of
June when 1 promised to be the wife of
Walter Meredith. How well I remember
it, sitting here in my lonely little room,
looking out into the dim twilight. Walter,
and I had been children together; wo had
gone to the same school and recited the
same lessons. When the ground was cov
ered with snow, 1 always rode to school in 1
Water’s sled. I was always his couipan-I
ion in the play-ground, and when the
i spring flowers blo.-sumed we always went
together to gather the violets and cow
Very dear friends were Walter and I in j
our youth, and when ho went to college
it was only a separation for a short time.
.We corresponded regularly ; every week
Ills letter came and was answered 1 would
as soon . xpcct the sun la fall from heaven
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as the week pass and not bring me my ac
;customed litter.
_j Walter Lad been til home now for two
years, and in that time had visited me c**n-
I staidly; ycl we were only friends; he hau
never by w.n*d nr look intimntjd that ho
loved me more thn brother might love a
sister. ]L w the dearest friend I had
in the world, and I did not dream
'that any one would ever be dearer
to me than he—my baudhnmo. j
my noble fiiutid. I lov*d him with all
the intensit y and ardor of my southern na
-1 lure, though as I l <ok hack up m it now
twas something of a blind infatuation
mingled wi .h an earnest hvu ; for, like ail
women of my age :iu i ■ Xp riciicc, i closed
1 my eyes to tile faults of the one 1 loved. To
■ me. lie Was all honor, all gentleness, all puli
ty, all goodness. 1 saw no fault in him—he
ho was my ideal. I never asked mys. If,
if Im ioeipioc.it ;J my warm affections; it
seemed a matter of course, and 1 rfiever
*Twa> tlv 2 years ago—Jive year- this
1 , very day. lam an old woman now. in
1 all but years. lam very old; but I was.
young then ; in the flrst bloom of woman-j
liu<hl, ami Walter used to tell me I was
beautiful. I may have b. en in hi*- eyes, at
■ least lie said so. and I believed all ho said,
• for he ncvei deceived me.
The day had been warm and sultry, but
the evening was cool and pleasant. We*
hud been fa king of our childhood. W liter i
and I; of the old school house in the lam-:
of the pale young t.-achor who now sh ot
in the church yard ; tin* sweet, patient crea
ture who Hist led our trembling footsteps in
the path of knowledge. Wt* talked ofour
schuol mates and of ourselves: our joys
and sorrows, onr pleasures and pains.— j
Our voices were low and tender, and our
hearts were sad. We walked up the
gravelled paths, Walter and I. and stood
:ti the shadow of the little arbor, bent be
neath its weight of woodbine and honey- i
suckle. 11
I helu ve I *ai<l before that it was twi- .
light: the sweet lorath of the June rose*
per turned tie air; no sound save the
found of the katydid and the chirp of tin
cricket broke the solemn stillness. We
st;iod there, silently, thoughfully, oom-;
muiiiug with our own hearts. Oh. how ;
memory wanders hack to that evening of
happiuess, forgetting the year* of sorrow,
the dark yens ot gloom that followed,
overlooking the hopes and fear-, the crush
ed spirit and laecrated In-art ; forgetting
.ill the bitter tears, the agoniz-d pruvers. 1
tile intense longings f<>r peace; forgetting ;
i all the events t tiiose live years, how 1
memory to-night wanders back to that ,
hour of joy ’Twas then, in the pule 1
glimmer of llte new moon’s light, that 1
; Walter told tin* of the hive of years, ami j
: asked me to be ins wife. 1 placed mv ,
hand in hi* and promised to hr id- and ls> 1
. alone, and he drew me to his breast and ;'
blessed me with ki-ses and tears. How 1 ,
loved him—how 1 tru-tid hiui I Oh. it *!
woman eul I retain that sweet cedi i - see 1
in the honor u.d love of man—if hecould ‘
but pasa thro t"h life w;;!i that faith nn- :
broken! -VI is ! hitter ami tin idle i-. the 1
lesson ail mu =t learu. that the human iuart
is ueceittu) above ail things—that none are ■ 1
to be trusted.
I was very h ippy for several months uf- j
i ter our engagement; hut ail brigiit dreams ‘
must have their awak< niug, and so had
mine. Walter came one evening, and I :
; noticed that he was unusually quht and !
thoughtful. He seemed so tender and 1
kind, yet so sad., that I knew he was trim- *
bled. He was going away—going to a
distant city ti. practice law, ami I would 1
bu left alone. But I must be patient, for 1
was li* nor coming back in two years to 11
take me with him as Ids bride? Then he 1
would he min-,—all mine—my Walter—l
my hiisbuiid.
He left me one bright morning in Octo-, :
her. The sun wi sinning and the birds 1
singing, as if it wore a day for rejoicing. *
All nature scented bright and happy; but J
there was darkness in my heart—a dark,
gloomy foreboding. It seemed as if the 1
sun of my life had set forever, and all was
dark But us time passed on and his lot- :
, lers came, so kinl, so loving, so earnest.
I was better reconciled to his absence, and
looked eagerly ami hopefully to the fu- ,
titrc. Flow 1 watched for his letters— ‘
thowc h-tters that were tuy daily food
those letters that I lived on day after day;
they were alw iys the same—warm, tender, |
- honeful 1 was not unhappy. 1 was '
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patiently, oag rly muting.
. A letter came one dav. about a year uf-
W • • I
ter Walter w. t.t away. It ran as follows:
•‘Kffit*. darling, forgive me that I cause (
you sorrow, i cannot come to you penni-
! less. 1 will not claim your hand until I 1
can give you l.fe's comforts and laxuiies. I
I have struggled here in vein. To-mr-r
--i row I sail for India. 1 write instead of 1
i coming to yon, for I could not h**ar the
parting. Hoo willing, 1 will return in
three years to claim you. Hod be with
you. darling. Forgive me, but never fur- *
get your failhtul
“Walter.” j
Did you ever build a castle in the air? *
Did you see it fall to the earth ami cru.-h 1
beneath its ruins the love and busies of t
years? Did you ever love, place your t
win L UUsl aui coutideuee in man. and i
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after tasting Intlie cup of happiness, have
it dashed lips V Did you feel
the deep •'rkKtdo down heavily, crash
inglv on yoajjKeart ami cover it, over
whelm it lijiMPKijf. crushing out ail the
joy, all flie ulrwwt ;:1! the life?
(fii, it wcre Mlfcr far if it did destroy the
life that endure. aud die by
slow and torture 1
letter came, an account of th loss of the
steamer Newcastle, bound for India, and
among the lint of lost was file name of
‘ Walter Meredith, of Georgia/’
It did not shook me—T did not faint-—1
could wot die—my heart was already 'lead
aud broken—nothing could wound it now.
They were weary days that followed:
days of sorrow slid nights that seemed to
h ive no end. lam waiting now for tin?
summons from ou high, waiting for the
dark robed lueiScnger to call me away
from earth. I am <juict —t am calm.
There is a plain ring upon my left hand;
iht simple inscription within it is. “1
trust thee.” I look upon it often
in my hours of grief and loneliness, and 1
am faithful, lie did not trust in vain.
Mo is waiting for luc in tire regions of
bliss. It will not be long er< I meet him.
my lost, my loved, my Walter. Wnitiuj.
wearily, sadly, patiently irailiny !
The world is full of careless people, and
c n nsejiient!y the newspapers are lull of
* dreadful acc.deuts ’ ami ‘ slmekiugcassi
alilies.” Chihli ‘eti are expected to he rat
ti-brained and carries.',; but fbr their
fathers and mothers there is > excuse?
Only the other day our nerves were
walked up to esplosi m p unt hy an ac
count of a perilous surgie.il operation, bv
winch a woman's trachea was opened to
remove a silver dime which had lodged
there. And how <*n earth did a silver
done ever get into a woman’s wind pipe?
Simply ! ccausc she was careless, ami
1.1 ighvd wi-li h r mouth full of little coins
W as there no other place where she could
her tlirec-cent pieces?
We do Lei sorry for a creeping ha by,
when it gits hold of the bars of the
grate by mistake, m cuts it> fingers, or
bumps its head, but for grown people,
who suffer from their own recklessness,
we have very little patience!
V hat is tlie use ot a woman's convert
ing her mouth into a pineu.-bnai, aud
• h*.s. expecting nur sympathy, when a
•*ud!<n MiC /e or an unexpected cough
imperils her life?
What is the use of a man’s balancing
him-elf on an oscillating chair, instead
of sitting up straight like a Chilblain ? j
Are ire expected to lind vim-ger and j
br< \vn paper for the contusion upon the’
back of bis head, when finally he comes
dow i with a cra.-li (y*n I ei ves him right \)i'
' hat is tlic use of a woman picking
her ear.-, with a long knitting m-eitie, a.
half tin* women ito, when a child run
ning against her would send the in.-liu
meiK three inches into lur biain, if she
b.i g-t any ?
V\ hat is the u.-n of a man’s handling a
loaded, gun as though i‘ were a broom han
dle. and then accu hig Pr\ ihence because ,
the charge goes into his hand or foot, as
he si igiit have known it would ?
’A li.it is the use of a woman’s buying
arsenic to poison rats and putting it just
‘'here the children will be sure to gi t ut i
it? W hat does she suppose In r reasona
ble faculties were given her for?
W Suit is the use of leaving children to
play by themselves in a room where there
is fir.:, or of postponing tin* sweeping of
•hat dangerous chimney until “to-inor
row v
VV hat i the use of endangering life bv
♦he use of the fiend cauiphetie, as long a.-
anything else will give light ? ThoseVho
persist in this practice must have a grea
ter fancy for being burned to death than
the rest of the world I
In short, what is the use of careless
people ?— Mrs. liy/ys.
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llie Washington correspondent of th<
Portland Adctrlinri' tells the following:
“The reception of the President on I
Saturday was very fully attended, lit
treats his visitors with great afiability,,
and hvars their business with apparent
patience. Yesterday, one of hi- visitors,,
who was an applicant fur a clerkship in
one ot the Departments, after being r fer
red to the Secretary as the proper person
to whom to make his application, u-rv
coob v requested the President to si/u hi*
jtrhhoit. The President, it is said, re
marked. ‘Y\ hy, my friend, you would
place me in the position of the Ju-lice
of the Peace, who. after deriding tlic
matter before him, said he was vcr> glad
the case went as it did.’ ”
A Maiden lady in IJ tstou, on reading
an account of the marriage of Miss Geor
giana Ives, at Chicago, tu young IfeUtley,
w ho saved her from drounivg at ihe sink
ing of the steamer />o/y &Tjin, said ;
“P’s a very romantic a;Lir; no doubt; but
I would rather be drowned, any time,
than, to sit Half the night with a young
man, on a piece- of wivck. in mv night
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NO- 14
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Sidnaj’s Death-Bed
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Leicester described Sidney’s wound as i
. <tt dangerous, the bone being tiroken.,
. in piece*: but said that the surgeons were
> in good ho]*. “I pray God to save .bis
.; life,” sail the carl, “and 1 care not hew
• lame he he.” Sir Philip was carried to
Arnheim, when? the Lest surgeons were
f j iujpwl lately
pain which they inflicted with great ibcer-j
f fulness, although bln self pra ’cd that h
liis wound was mortal. For many days
the result was doubtful, and messages Were
si nt day l v day to England that he was
convalescent—inn l!ig- -ice which was hailed b
by tlie .jueon and people as a matt' r not j,
i of private* but of public rejoicing. He ,
soon began to fail, however. Count llo
henio was badly wound*.d a few days later ,
before the great fort of Zutphen. A
mmket-bal! entered his mouth, and passed
through liis cheek, ea.rvieg ofi a jewel 1
whien hung in Isis ear. Notwithstanding ,
his own critical condition, however, Ho- ',
lienhrsent his surgeon, Adiian van del .
I** t ieg- !, u man of groat skill to wait upon
Sir Philip, but Adrian soon felt that the ,
, case was hopeless. Meantime fever and
gangrene attacked tlic count himself: aud ,
those in attendance upon him, fearing for (
his life. Si.ut for his surgeon. Leicester ,
r* fused to al.ni Adrian to depart, and, j
Hohenlo very generously ac.jnii seiig in ,
the decree, but, also reijuiring the sur
geon’s personal care, caused hinis -lf to be
tr.iM-purtod in a litter to Arnheim. Sid- 1 ,
• 'ey was first to n cognize the symptoms of
mortification, which made a fatal result I
inevitable. Ui.s demeanor, during his ,
sickness and upon his death-bed, was i
as beautiful as his life. He discoursed
with his friends concerning the immortali- J
tv of the soul comparing the c!oct:iucs ''
of Plato and of oilier at;ci-nt philosophers, !
whose writings were so familiar to iiim, !
with the revelations of Scripture, and with
the dictates ot natural religion. Henudi
h s will with minute and elaborate provi- .
•ion<, leaving bcijUebls, remembrances !
Imm rings, to all his friends. Then he . 1
, tiiilu.ged with music, and listened
particularly to a strange song which be
ha<. himself composed during his illness.' 1
and which he had entitled "Jax Cohst I ,
-oinjj He took lea * a of the frii nd> .
around inn, with perfect edmness, ‘•aying ,
to Ins brother Hubert, “Jjuvc mv memo
ry. (Mierisli my friends above all, gov- ‘
eni )nur will and afl’ei.-tioio },y the will 1
and word of your Creator; in me behold- 1
ingiheind of thff world with all her
. many vanities,— Mutlr,' Vnitvtl Xrfl.ir- 1
TfvA? j-.
Here is an cx'juisiicL suggestive prose !
poi m: 1
I‘as-ing a neat little martin boy of a i
!onc lasi eveinng w** hapjwn d n* sec a :
man waiting at the door lor aduiittance.— r
At the instant a green blind above just
Open* d a little Way. and by the gas light i
we caught the glimpse f a pair of bril- ;ii
liant eyes and a fiuttor f'f sou,, thing white, i
ami a bird toned voice softly said, “U'hoV v
there .' " /f,s nit , was the brief response. 1
The eyes and the Hatter di-appeared from , c
the window, like star.- in a cloud, and we |o
almost fancied, 'is we pa.-svl mi, wc could a
hear the paiteiing of twj little feet upon i 1
the stairs. \wer“’. with welcome. ! v
It was r. lilii. ; it Jfaj pencil all to be in r
an instant, but it haunted us for an hour, i
It’s mi. Amid the jar of the great ei;y, i
, those words fII upon the tjuiek ear aloft, v
, an j met a glad re.-j onse. 1
It* air J And \i!:o was “me?*’ The v
prnL of a heart’s life no uoul t ; the tree, r
u vine was clinging to ihe “Defender o! 1
die Faithful," is the best sense in the- t
wuild. t
' lt'< m• /” Many th :re are who would :
give hull rlieir hearts, and more than half o
; the hope iu tin in. for one such recogni
tion in I hi- “wide fc wide world.” On <
i (’htinge. in the Directory, at the Post Of
fice. he was known as A. U. S., Ksii.,', ■"*
I>ut on the threshold, and within those •'
wall- it's me and nothing more : what more ] c ’
is there one would love ti> be? 1
Few of all the hearts that beat 80 wildly, I
warmly, sadly, slowly can recognize a trite ,-
seal amid the din and darkness of the 11
work I. in that .-impb- hut eleijuclit it* mr. f*
As if he hud said, *
X.U 1 .tin nfliiig all t!iu word.
Fur 1 am all the worl 1 to tnee.
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The following arc given by a Harris-.
burg paper as tie* phrase.a most in use du
ll. ig a session of the Pei; tisylvania gis- '
lature. and which it is necessary t * know
the meaning of before any Legislative .'
favor isabked: *'
A “Di'vy.” in the, language *f the
Soloiis, mean- the proceeds of the sale of *
a vote. "Getting one s books in, winch
is understood to lc ijaite a recent aojuisi- }
tiin. Indicates th it an individual uuc has •
been so fortunate os to become a partici- p
pant in a scheme. “The King” is an p
unholy alliance, which is common, and of j
course vulgar, report s*iy - is instituted h
foi black mail pnposes A mcuibci wlio .u
I i
h “fixotT on ary measure is understood
to have had influences brought to be?r to
such an extent that he has finally decided
hot,: to vote. When a project is* set up.”
it is known that a plan has.been ar
ranged by which success trill probably
follow. Every one understands what a
legislative • snake," is, and how liable
the * ‘little Williams” (j. e. hulk) are, to
raugemonts for t her passage of an act. “A.
Striker” is one who remains in the city
and hunts up the game to be slaughtered
at Hkrrisburg. Ills is the province to
suggest to. parties, interested in corpora
tions the advantage of a little supple
ment. or an act explanatory of an art in
corporating the company. **A stake” is
a (itposit made in advance of the pas
sage of an act for the purpose of paying
supposed expenses. “A Contingent*’ i.-
uu indefinite form of n promise made to
keep outsiders (juiet, ami mystifv the cor
respondent ofsome newspaper. “An Out
sider’ is any one who is not ready or
able to asfi.vt in some scheme for plun
der. “The Twenty-fifth ward” is the
entire State, exclusive of the city of
Philadelphia. “Merit” is synonymous
with money. “To knock” a hill is to
defeat it. New words are coined almost
every session to meet exigencies. Parties
interested further t\ill please make appli
cation to a member of the Legislature.
Statistics of Mohmov Poiti.ation.—
The 1 ullrif Tan copies tlie following sta
tistics of Mormon population : The popu
lation of Mormons in the I'nited States
and British dominions, in 1 >'*(, was not
less than <s6.Out). of winch dB.OOn were
residents in l : t:ih, ti.tit 0 in New Vor*
State, in California 6,(‘t)o in N*v.*,
Scotia and in the (’ana las, ami l,00<)
In South America. In Europe there wuo
Mti.tHMi. of which Hl* IMM* were in (Jreuc
Britain and Ireland, 6,000 in Scandina
\ia, li.l'OU in (jlerinauy, Switzerland and
France, and the mt of Europe l.too,
in Australia and Polynesia. *J. L'O; in
Africa, 1)0, and on travel :i,SOO, T *
these, if we add the different brunches,
including Sarengities. Bigdotiifc s, Wilh
ites, lllV whole *.et Wat. not leS thill
!“■■.o(‘(). In I 'd)! there appears to liave
be.u a decrease in the population of
1 tali, the number being oulv of
which o,iH*O were children, about 11.0(10
women, and 11,000 men capable of bear
ing arms. *1 here are men with
light or more wives: of these Id have
more than nine wives: Tdo men with
five wires, 1,100 with four wives, and
1i.60H with more than one wife. Beeapi
tulatiru;— l,tii7 men with about 10,600
I ;uvati:kiun( ami 1 f irviv—Th; Rich
mond l)i*f' tf -h remarks; As to th •
tnreat of I ringing, now so common i.i
coercive circ les, let it never he forgotten
dial hemp grows in i|j. South more abnn
hintly than in the North, and that hang
ing is a game at which two can plav.
For every Southern privateersman hung
without judge or jury* two >ons of iho
Pilgrims will be swung tip like drle I
jouUs.h at the first convenient * lamp-post,
r i.ak tr . , <>r yard aiiii. Let them inau
gurate the:r id *ek.vlc a.a soon as thav'
like, and initiate at once the brutalities
with which they threaten any attempt st,
rosi-tame and ’.reprisal. We venture to
predict that if they dare t > mete out anv
measure to iSoulaen. privateers which they
would th<nis< h’M- consider unjust and in•
liuu.an if inflicted by EurojK-nn mcn-of
war upon tli -lr own private armed ma
rine. the prisoners of t!i • South will
be made to pay an eve for *n eye. ,i
moth fur a t rth, and a I’To for a life,
(ill lacy are tick to the soul of * bung
ing Pofhr|u privateers without jodga
dngault recently read to the French
Academy of Sciences an extremely inter
'sting historic account of the* discovery 1 f
he nitrogenous guanos of Chili an I
Peru, and tho.-'C of the islands of the P; -
ifie. He outers int> > great detail rf,pn
ng the origin of the guanas of Peru,
formed of the excrements of sea bird*. de
•ignated b} the irc Merie name of jvavo
'he*. io explain the ciionnous accninu
atious of gin no on the inland**, it suffie* h
to admit tint they were freiiucnted every
night fi.r six thousand years by tv
imii'lred and sixty thousand birds—nnm
t*eT that are not exorbitant, considering
he enonimti- number of those fowl. In
•one lu-ion. M. B*iU©ingaiilt takers octa
don to mention the*' servic(‘g which put ;
cm nee rentiers to humanit}, recalling that
t wa.> the observations of a geologist, Mi.
Uuekland, and the analysis of a ehemis?,
'I Bert bier, which firbt called ntt* mi** #
M these extremely valuable debits.
. —:• -■ — . ,
X*# The speech of Vice Presid* fit Su
>hci>s ot the Southern iJooWderaev is re
produced in alinost all the Ib-j uidiean
nurr.als. They all say, the petition wln I*
ie takes precludes all possibility of a
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