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VOLUME 1.
THE ORGAN
' Of TBI ' i '
TEMPERANCE REFORM, '
PUBLI8HKU EVERY JRIDAY,
'.' - AT THE
Ben Franklin Steam Printing Home,
ii
.. (IALBB CLARK.
TERMS:
Single subscriptions, ; - $160
Clubs of ten and upwards. - - 1 00
All subscriptions must be accompanied with
the cash, and addressed, postage paid, to
CALEB CLARK,
Ben FRANiLi.i.Piiii(Tiiio House,
Cincinnati, O.
For the Organ of the Temperance Reform.
ottaj.
(From tha Si. Louit Temperance Buttery.)
Rcy. D. J. Snow : The following poem
from a Santa Fe paper, has not in all prob
ability had that extended circulation in this
section, to which its truthful picture of the
drinker's course, and its pontic beauty enti
tle it.
If it is thought worthy of a place in your
columns, you will, by giving it an insertioni
confer a favor upon a friend of the Temper
ance cause. R. 15. W.
They told Me oft to Shun the Bowl.
BY w. a. R.
They told me oft to shun the bowl.
They snid its ruby glow
Was treachery's wile to lure me on,
And plunge my soul in woe :
Their word seemed like the idle wind,
And I believed them not,
For oh ! 1 scorn 'd to think, that 1
. . tjhould e'er become a sot.
' They told me that the chalic'd cup
Which now delighted so,
Would soon be fill'd: with sorrow's tears,
And drugg'd with bitter woe :
"" Yet still I augh'd, and still I qunfTd,
Nor heeded what they said,
But plung'd me in the fatal stream
Amongst the Moating dead !
I I tlaiurrht that I could lightly drink,
Anoaomotimes take a sproe,
' But ah ! 1 little droam'd that I
A drunkard e'er should be; '
But all my hoart's fond joys are fled, '
And 1 am lett to mount
I'pon fond Memory's ruined shrine.
The hopes that ne'er return.
I saw my aged mother bowed
Beneath a load of care,
I stood beside her dying couch,
And wept upon her bier;
For ah ! too well I knew the hand
That gave the fatal wound,
But soon 1 turned me to the bowl,
And there my conscience drowned.
I saw my much loved sister fade
Like an untimely rose,
For her fond heart could not sustain
The burden ot its woes;
I knew that I that flower had crushed,
And robbed it of its bloom,
But onward still I madly rushed,
Amid the gathering gloom.
And sad and silent were the tears
My wife in sorrow shed,
For oh ! she thought on other years.
And hopes forever fled :
I cursed nor melancholy mood,
Her tender heart was riven,
She droop'd and died, but now she shines
A brighter gem in heaven.
And now I ttand a blasted treo
In sin's wild waste alone.
With not a blooming bud of hoie
That I may call my own :
Yet madly still I seek my drink,
And deeper drown my soul,
For O ! my very life blood seems
Drawn from that cursed bowl.
I would that I could break the spoil
That binds my captive soul,
For now I fed that ruin lurks
Around that treacherous bowl :.
I'll sign the pledge, for oh ! I'm sure
It ne'er can make me worse,
And may kind heaven grant me strength -
To shun the darkening curse.
From the St. Louis Republican.
THB BIPrSRI,
; Aia The Washing Day."
This world is never dull nor dry
There Is always something brew in',
- And wheat one bauble Urea us
We're tickled by a new one.
One evening 'round a tabla sat
At need la-work, a Mr bud, .
When suddenly a rap, tap, tap.
Made "each particular hair stand."
'twas rap, rap, tap tap,
Bap, rap away,
Till one and all began to think.
The devil was to pay.
" ' But Fright's wild reign In abort, and they ;
- To work with might and main went, ,
Till soon I lie aource of terror proved
A source of entertainment.
Then says old W u, (who's op to snuff,)
"TWS BBHLL Bias MUTnaa 1 IT I"
And as they'd woMin'a saunas, the hint
Waa"twlg'd'' tanal! a minute.
Bo its rap, rap, thump, thump,
Knock, kiaicli away:
And many aabiner" Irom our.roba
They wheedle (very day.
Soma say that angels have come down
To free ths world from evil;
While others curl their noses op
And swear thai its the devil;
Bet that he's in an angel'a form,
The belter so to catch us,
And when we're fairly la his net
He'U clap us "ander hatches."
Ob.itsrap, rap, tilt, tilt.
Tbump, thump away,
- ' ' But the devil a bit we'll know of 'em
- Before the Judgment day.
DIDYMUS.
Clay is sinking gradully.
;ined of his recovery.
No
National Division.
The Committee on tlto State of tha Order
would submit the following report ;
The Order, in every locality within our
jurisdiction, has been lulhlling its mission
wttli more or less laitiiluiness and success
Tho attentive and careful student of the
temperance reformation cannot fail to see
that it has been marked by distinct eras,
each one more important than the preced
ing and yet all necessary parts of ortte great
and perfect wholo. Thus each association
for the promotion of this great cause has
been adapted to the particular work as
signed to it. None can fail to recognize in
every successive step of progress the guid
ing hand of God. In the inception of our
Ordcr.and through all the years of its use
ful existence, there have been those who
doubted tho propriety of such nn organiza
tion ; yet no one at this day will deny that
it has accomplished, and in accoinplishintr.
a mighty, bonificent and glorious work,
Our past is interesting, our pre'nt full of
importance, our future pregnant Willi liopo.
But we have no time to rejoice over past
victories, or exult in present attainments ;
but the Providence of God clearly bids us
press forward ; while tho same Providence
as clearly says " This is the way, walk ye
in it." It seems to your Committee, that
whatever differences of opinion may exist
as to the means by which the work ts to be
accomplished, there can be no doubt that
the mission of our Order is to secure the
utter annihilation of the manufacture of.
and traffic in intoxicating drinks. To the
accomplishment of this etid, all our energies
and ertorts should no directed.
Wo regard these as indisputable fact
That the tragic in intoxicating drinks is
the fruitful source of pauperism, wretched
ness ana crime : that the train ot evils is
not lncrclt incidental to the traffic, but in
separable froui it: that no Police recula
lions, however strict, can prevent, or ereatlv
mitigate theao eviu. Uiat uw ebtoo am
duty of Government are not to regulate, but
prohibit wrongs, not to license, but to pun
ish, crimp : that for the injuries inflicted
upon society by this gigantic wrong, there
is and can be no redress alter the miurvis
done ; and that consequently the only ade
quate remedy must be a preventive one.
. It has been settled by tho supreme judi
cial tribunal in this country, that no- person
has a right to introduce into any community
anything which will corrupt its morals, de
stroy its life, or endanger its peace. Upon
this acknowledged principle is based all
that legislation that asserts that the right to
seire, confiscate and destroy the tables of
the gambler, the dies and implements of
the counterleiter, ana which absolutely in
terdicts the carrying on of certain useful
and lawful trades in given localities in
short, all that class of enactments which is
founded upon the inherent right of self-
defence. Your Committee, from the very
nature of tho evil to be removed, are fully
convinced that any legislation will be ut-
teriy inemciurii wnicu uoes ma provide ior
the seizure and destruction of the instru
ment which does not brand it as an out
law, and abate it as a nuisance. 1 f Govern
ment has no right to interfere with a man's
business, when that business is destructive
to all the best interests of his fellow men,
individually and socially, then is the declar
ation that wo have a right to enjoy and
defend life and liberty, acquire, possess and
protect property, pursue and obtain happi
ness, a miserable falsehood, a worse than
poetical fiction ; as no man or society ot
men can enjoy any of these asKcttcd rights
in a land of distilleries and dram shops.
These facts being all admitted, it has vel
been denied that our Order is instituted to
interfere with the legislation of the country.
and it is assorted that as Song of Temper
ance, we cannot legitimately assail the esta
blished usages of Society, We apprehend.
that as citizens, wo have a right, and that
it is our duty to exercise it, ot interposing
the strong arm of law embodied public
opinion against the terrible outrage upon
tue peace auu wen oeuig 01 society perpe
trated by the manufacture of, and traffic in
ardent spirits. By uniting with this Order.
we surrender nono of our rights as citizens,
and the very fact that temperance is the
basis of our organization, and the bond of
our union, imposes upon us an additional
obligation to unite in removing every obsta
cle in the way of the ultimate and speedy
triumph of our god-like reform. It is ex
pected of ua by the world that wc should
point out the way by which our race is to
be delivered from this body of sin and death.
It is also expected that we shall Btaiid with
our armor on, in ironl ot the battle. ,
Your cominitee fee), that while the mem
bert of our Order should be true to their
Division rooms, and to all their obligatious
at Hons of Temperance, they should be ex
horted to regard the extinction of the liquor
manufacture and traUio. in their .several
jurisdictions, as their special business, not
iorgeiung at me same time to direct their
attention to the national Councils, and see
ing that all foreign liquor shall be speedily
placed under eternal quaratUint.- -
Let the brethren, not merely as Sons, but
aa citizens, fathers, brothers, men, see that
uie puoiio nuna is enugntened, quickened.
vucuguaeu lfj auuiraw, sermon, temper
ance sacii ana newspapers, not omitting
press, in the publication of short articles
on me subject 01 legal enactment for the
suppression of the traffic and take care
that tha public sentiment is properly pra.
tented in the legislative, judicial andexecu
tiv department of the government. -
Thaf lawa are enacted' iu each appro
priate jurisdiction, embodying the principle
of seizure and confiscation of liquor ; aud
CINCINNATI., 0. FlUDAY, JULY 2, 1852.
that such laws when enacted, are etifr
in their letter aiid.p"iw "r-T- r .
Let these things be done, aud with the
blessings of God, not mauy annual sessions
of this body will have passed, before other
ana less laborious duties will devolve upcm
those who woar me badge of the Hons l
1 emperajicc. . r
l he Committee, m concluding this Re
port, would submit llio following resolu
tions : i
First. Rnnolwd, That as members of sU
ciety, as citizens, we have the right, and fl
is our duty to exercise it, to suppress by all
legitimate and honorable means, the manu
facture of, and traffic in, intoxicating drinksr
neconii. tintoinea, that in beconiingTSolis
of Temperance, wo give up none of our
moral rights, and are exempt from nono of
our duties as citizens.
Third. Remised, That we desire, will
have, aud will enforce laws, in our resp
tive localities, for the suppression of this
man-destroying, God-dishonoring business.
S. . UABV,
John Bklton O'Nkall, "
Ncai. Dow.
Cadets.
Father Cad v. editorof the New York aufl
New Kngland Cadet, says :
The order of Cadets is, of all other tem
perance orders, tho most important, and
yet it is the most neglected. The friends
of temperance appear to be thoughtless and
uiicuiiiriivu aa iu uie wtiiiuiu ui uie voung
and rising generation ; this docs not sur
prise us so much as to see the parents of
young boys fold up their arms, and stand
as idle lookers on, aud see their young sons
cm. sten hv xtcD. down the road to ur.W
o ' i r ' . .
ruin ; they do not appear to wake up untir
it is altogether too late to save thera till,
alas ! they have passed the Rubicon, and
are lost : yes, forever lost ! O, parents, we
beg of you to awako to your dutyj) delays
are always daugeiotis. If you permit your
is to be finally lost to Uio world, and
perhaps eternally lost, without making nje
of all the means that God has placed m
your power to savo thorn, you, may depinl
upon it, mm, uie ever-living uuu will liuiu
you accountable. Do you ask what you
can do to guard your young boys from the
inoiisanus 01 vices tnat lay in wait to auu re
and destroy the young if We answer ; In
tho first place, let vour sons that are of a
proper ago, become members of the order of
niiaa nl' 'P.oina.aiipa tltla will Ai mtlrh
to prevent their ruin. It cannot be denied
but that this is well calculated to save tho
young from utter ruin ; it is a God-sent in
stitution to savo tho young boys r then why
not try it? . Jbet your sons become members
at once ; wo assure you that you will soon
see visible, alterations in the habits and
conduct of your Hons. As soon as they be
como members of the order of Cadets, their
drinking, smoking and swearing habits
will lo at once changed ; you will then find
them obedient sons; in fact, the first lesson
they are taught in tho Order of Cadets, is
obedience to parental commands. If this
nohle institution will do anything towards
saving your sons from ruin, why not let
them, liave the advantage of it? Will yqn
do it? We know you think you will by
and by ; but we again remind you that Co
delay is most dangerous; delay but a single
duy to make Cadets of your sous, and it may
be forever too lute. Heaven grant thut
you delay no longer. Temperance men,
you are guilty of a grave neglect of duty
to the young, in not doing an you can to
rear them in temperanco ways. . :
Completion ot thk Submarinr TEt.icr:.pi)
rn Irki.and. - A tubmsrine telcirriinh between
the coasts ol Kngland and Ireland ie now an act
coini'lished fact, aud an event nregnant with
interest as regsrdt ths future welfare of thil
country. On Tuesday morning, at lour o'clock,
which wan purchased aubaequent.toj 1839, and
of Madame Adelaide for part of the domain ot
Monceaux. A. hat they have enioycd the
property for more thon i!(lycar on what they
considered a good title and In rood faith. 4
That the property has been made the subject of
marriage aeltlementa, which have crest d irre
vocable rights for the married parties and their
children; and, inally,- that the ordinary jndt
rjia tribunal) fcave jurisdiction in the eaae. .
Hydrophobia. The following recipe, need
by a i reach physician, ts said to be prove
live ol hvdronbobia:
"Take two table-spoooaful of fresh chloride
of lime in powder, mix it with half a pint of
water, and with this wash Keep the wound
constantly bathed,, and frequently renewed
i he chlorine gas possesses the power 01 aecom
posing the tremendous poison, and renders
mild and hartnleas that venom, against whose
resistless attack the artillery of science has been
so long directed in vain. It is unnecessary to
add that this wash should he applied aa soon as
nossible after the infliction of the bite. From
161(1 to 1823, the number of persons admitted
into Breslau Hospital, was 184, of whom only
two died; from 1783 to 1834. in the Hospital
of Zurich, 22 persons were bittca by different
animals, (Wi bj dogi.) ol wnora only lonr
died. , I.
DisuKACivvL. On Tuesday afternoon, aa
open cart containing the corpse of a man and
woman, entirely exposed to vie v, was driven
throuirh the streets of Covinnton, to the estah
lishment of Mr. Perkins, where they -were eof.
fined. Several ladies wore in the street at the
time, and naturally were much horrified at so
shocking an exposare. We cannot tay with
certainty, who was to blame in this instance,
but certainty in a sickly seasoa, when all kinds
of minora are rife, and are but too readily re
received by the crodulous; such a sight should
not be allowed in. the nublic streets, , The
trouble of covering the bodies even with little
straw oracloth of any kind,, would not be
zrcat, and would be more tbas compensated
fur, by snaring the unnecessary alarm, which
tne ai&Diav or tun atarv kji.tft. mvium urtl.
enlated to excite in tbe minds of the iservoai.
tuun,
( Written rof the Cincinnati Daily Tlmrn
;-'"T lukiinua of the ttueea My.
. cMsa ixxvfi.
' : THfcl EMIGRANTS.
: ;"! IV UNIlt.
America is the bright star of earth, which,
aioid a waste of clouds, slants ita beams to
lands the meat remote, and cheers the strug
gling, the suffering and the crushed with the
hope of reaching that home where liberty is
centered and comparative happiness enshrined.
-Like the distant heaven to the Christian,
Colombia promises rest to the toil-worn spirit,
and waves her noble flag in every breeze that
floats towards her shores, beckoning the op
pressed of every clime to the great asylum of
all the temple of freedom and equality. Be
neath her broad banner sleep the fears of tyr
anny, lulled by the knowledge of security, and
transmuted into gladsome conceits by imagina-
on of the future. And yet, with all the priv
ileges aid blessings eur country confer, her
relation fulfils not the dreams she inspires,
nor answers the exaggerated expectations of her
adopted sons., Expecting too much, and weav
ing rose-garlands with fancy, instead of draw
ing sober pictures with reason, they come and,
though greatly meliorated, are still deceived.
The pnrnje hue anih with diminished dis
tance, and smooth curves exhibit rough
angles angles that ever protrude in life, and
sharpen desires into enduring longings after
the vague and limitless archetype of all.
Ship after ship, whoso bellowing sails whiten
the sea, bears emigrants from the old to the new
world, tearing their affection from deserted
Jiomest to be reborn and blossom anew upon a
stranger's soil. What trials, what hardships.
Strbat miseries oft have they to sustain before
what (hey seek is theirs! These we shall nt
I..T.t1.'ij..:.":i.. Like multiplied waves, constantly and nn.
ceasing ly flow the emigrants to our land, peo
pling it in the North, the Sonta, the Esit and
especially the West, crowding our cities, settling
oar territories, and diffusing their energy and
industry into the great arteries of agriculture
and trade. No end is there to the stream; and
the period seems approaching when the kings
and potentates ol burope will have no people
to govern.
The spots where parents live, perhaps have
died, where dwell friends and relatives where
every object is entangled with memory, and
even the bitter past assumes a lingering fond
neat they 'leave behind, and, with tear and
mind, tortures and heart-aches, consign their
fates to the boisterous ocean frequently less
rode, thaa what lies beyond. Husbanding
their little means, they are threat into rude .
cabins Illy ventilated, and, half -starved, half
suffocated, their ordeal begins upon the first
day of their, voyage. ; Sickness and disease,
breaks oat and ravages their thick ranks, snatch
ing many an unfortunate into the opaque
realms of the great fa del Corpse follows
corpse into the tomb of waters, . and the vessel
glides on, lightened of the freight of one hu
man sonl, deep resting in coral caves that
plummet never reached. The living, with
mind and body racked, gaee one last farewell
upon their companions, and stifle feeling they
cannot destroy. Soon "the Lmd of promise"
bursts upon their sight, and a cry of joy from
their lips,
Driven like twine into railroad cars, and
huddled together npon decks of steamers, won
dering at all they see; and carted, and jostled, j
and cramped, they finally arrive .
'vVhere lair Ohio rolls her amber tide,
' And nature blossoms in her virgin pride."
'Tit acurions tight to observe them as with
gaping mouths and staring eyes, their odd cos
tumes and odder selves, they gaze about them
at their tint entrance into the Queen City I
Imagine their, emotions in a strange land amid
strangers, of whom their partial knowledge bnt
augments their mystery. Hough commands
mechanically they ebey, and,: following each
other like lost sheep, wander through the street ,,
often unconscious where they shall lay their
heads. Nor do they eare they are in blessed
America, and rarely they tan not want in their
new home. Deluded ereeturea! ere many days
they will discern the fallacy of their dearly
cherished ideas, and learn the great but fearful
leatoe; the world is purely selfish, nor lares
only : for itself ! They have entered npon
another stag of tribulation, upon which many
wiH parish and others remove all difficulties
between them and fortnne. ' 1 V
! If not 'stripped of their means before their
arrival, they soon will be, aa the uraorance and
ioexperienee of the emigrant serve at pretext
for plnndering them of their little store ol
wealth. They probably seek a lodging-place m
on of the filthy hoarding-nouses which are nil.
merout about the levee and in other quarters of
the city, and where they are charged any- rate
they will or can pay, though the accommodation
are not worth twenty -five cent a month. The
low boardiug-hoQSe employ spies to ferret oat
good easterners, and get a large per eent. for
bringing them thither to he fairly robbed.
v r ' fir
, Cbped up la close, narrow, nnwholetome rooms,
without sa article of decent furniture or any
thing lo make them comfortable, they swallow
the wretched food furnished and breathe im
pure atmosphere, and pay roundly for the lusn.
ties they enjoy. When they complain of the
condition of things, they are gravely informed
do better place can be obtained in the city at so
low a rale; they should esteem themselves for
tunate in selecting so respectable an abode; and
every effort will be made to advance their suc
cess, snch stuff makes, of course, an impres
sion upon the ingenuous emigrant, and he parts
with a few more dollars to his landlord, to in
duce him to remember him when the first op
portunity offers for providing him with a situs
tion. The landlord keeps him, until he gets
his cash, and then turns him, well or sick, out
of his house with his family, to beg, steal or
starve, he cares not which. Penniless, he might
as well do one as another.
As this world goes, a man without money is
no man; he is avoided as a pestilence, and only
recognized for fear his forlorn condition may
render him desperate against his iusnlters.
Man, noble man, depends upon his purse for his
nobility, and in proportion as that is lengthen
ed or abbreviated, are his faculties cxaegcratcd
or forgotten,
f)u every side, turn where he will, the
emigrant finds land-sharks, waiting to catch
their prey and devour whatever he has left in
their raveuous maw. 1'or his daily provender
he is forced lo pay five times its worth, even
though of Ihc poorest description. Kvery pos
sible cllort is made to fleece tiiiu of his hard
earniut'i, and every temptation thrown in his
way. A drain of whisky the reipecCable grocer
will give him for nothing, knowing he will
purchase another and another, nntil the habit
fastens upoa him as strong as death. The emi
granbss constantly advised against false friends
and poor incredulous fool, ho swallows the hook
baited to catch him, and wondert why be was
so reckless, after be has been dragged to land
Consul ariog all this, all the conspiracies
against the emigrant, it it strange he oftea be
comes debased ? Rather is it not strange he ar
rives at any importance and prosperity, when
his every act and aspiration are thwarted by the
despicable wretches who swarm about him?
Often the emigrant, after having braved the
perils of the deep, and the hovering atmosphere
of death, lurking throughout the close confines
of the ship that bore him from his country, no
sooner sets foot in our own fair city, than the
seeds of disease, planted in his system, burst
into life and lay him helpless and weakened
upon the couch of pain. Who 16 there to watch
over hi 4), to bathe the burning brow or raise
the cooling draught to the parched lipsl None,
none. The hours elongagled into ages, at
bodily and mental torture rack his being into a
very paradise of agony. How sad a spectacle
is he, afar from all he holds dear; leagues on
leagues from that land mellowed by association
into an Eden of the soul. As he groans the
leaden miuutea through, docs not his memory
roam, lightning-like, over seas and plains
and mountains, and rear a little pincicle of
blessedness, where his youthful footsteps wan
dered and where anguish and wo came not, for
he knew not what they wcrel
"in that instant o'er his soul
Winters ot mem'ry seem to roll,
And gather in tlieit droii of time
A life of pain anil age of clinic.".
He is alone, how terribly alone! Hut the
door of hit rnde apartment opens and a young
man enters with aa air of dignity, and wisdom
pertouified written in hit face. Ho gingerly
approachet the aide of the wretched pallet and
takes the sick man's wrist within his finger
and looks upward, as if for inspiration. He is
a newly manufactured physician and needs in
spiration, for assuredly the knowledge ot his
art cm bnt little serve him. He is trying bis
hand upon his poor patient; and if he kill him
it matters not; who will be the witr or the
loser? A mere bnngler at hit trade, he pre
scribes a remedy the very opposite, perhaps, of
what he should, and when he calls on the mor
row for hi patient, he has none. Through im
measurable distance hat hied the weary spirit,
and the once enveloping clay lie there, stiff,
cold and nneonscieus, .beyond tbe possibility
of further jiy or pain.' 'I
Pitiful and pitiable are the mournful drama,
with fearful terrains lions eft hidden from the
general jeye, in whicH. the Emigrants are the
suffering actors. Oursdvet have beheld vhat
many would scarce believe lonld exist ie our
city without tpeedy relief, .ud yet Jonnd
none. The vast amount of poverty and
wretchedness and suffering among the emigrant
population it nuknown except by those who
search lor the means of being charitable, not
tarrying nntil the cry ot affliction asteilt their
ears. They penetrate the forbidding residences
ef wo, and pausing not open the threshold,
mingle with and relieve to the extent of their
purses. " Up the blind iley, to the chattered
garret ana the dark cellar they go, firmin the
areat Dunwse of humanity and (trengthened by
its pan teachings, bear counties! trials, wage
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mental battles with fuel monster vice, aud euu. ,
front in horrid shape terror's grizzly king.
Regard this melancholy picture, one draw a
Tram memory, sombre in it dreariness, not a
light amid the heavy shade. A large family,
husband and wife, a sister and six children,
varying from ten years to ten months in age,
are scattered in ghastly groups npon that base
tnd filthy floor. . Smoky and crumbly the
walls, the door broken from its hinges, the air
noisome, added to the wretched and wasted
human forms with their glaring eyes, and skinny
fingers twitching in pain, might appal the
stoutest heart, ami send a shudder through the
most iron frame. Suddenly seized one after
the other with that terrible emigrant scourge,
the ship fever, they yielded to the disease, and
no one is left to lend assistance to the tnfferert.
Here they lie, the very picture of despair,
groaning, uttering incoherent exclamation!, and
raving after water to quench their insatiable
thirst, and the burning beat that consume their
body. But all do not groan; four are dream
ing of reality along the eternal slope, whose
first step is reached through the grave. Where
ills come not, nor cares, their subtle essence
pervade a world; all glory, and all peace.
An infant there, that the fever just has
touched, looks round with ita langhing eyes,
as if it had caught a hope-gleam from its
parent's gaze. It clasps its tiny hands, and
waves them to and fro. Can it he sporting
with the spirit of its mother, or returned to bear
its kiss to heaven as a peace offering for her
sintl The dead aud the dying there, terrible!
These regarding those, and praying for their
fate, which tardily approa;hcs awaiting, per
haps, the toul-purifieaton, to give death an
angel shape. Not a foot profanes the wretched
piece, not a kind face beam over thai wreck ot
carthiness. Ah! yes, a dog, man's last, man's
best, fast friend, watchea each suffering face,
and moans in concert, as though he would offer
assistance, if he could. He would die at least
for those about him. Who eonld do more?
Kxamplaa ef this kind might be multiplied.
But why need they) During the late ravage
of the cholera, who, that visited ita thousand
victims, witnessed not such icenes at we have
painted even more barbarous and revolting,
and terrible ones'! Maay died alone, and oth
ers unknown to the public; and yet ether were
quietly nursed by some uupre tending Chris
tians not of your long-featured, tplendid-pew-rentiug
kind. At the Board of Health heard
of such case, and sent their officer to afford
pecuniary and other assistance, these good Sama
ritans, or the humane Sister of Charity who,
whatever (he opinion of their religion, acted no
bly, womanly, religiously, aelf-sacrificingly
might have been seen stealing ont, noiselessly,
secretly, anxiont to escape detection. They
want not their good deeds vaunted forth to the
world. Acting in spirit, not for effect, good
deeds are deeper graven in tbe eternal book,
w'hen their perfume is not robbed by babbling
tongues. The poor emigrant received much of
comfort and assistance from, and many a life
was preserved by, those modest types of true
greatness, silent but acting, universal philan
thropists. ,
The condition of only a portion of the emi
grants is such as we have sketched ; but almost
all during the first yean of tboir probation,
before they become acquainted with tbe man
ncis, customs, people snd institutions of the
country, before they in some manner grow
Americanized pass through a severe ordeal,
many falling by its severity, before they hare
cached their mind's goal.
Tba emigrant finds, after all, this country
similar to his own ; where he has to labor, but
is protected from iujury and aggression; where
the broad basis of equal rights exi ts, and where
every citizen, native or adopted, can by his own
exertions, acquire tor tumueu weaito, lnnueuce
and honor, "I'is indeed a glorious land 1 Who
would not exclaim : Columbia, '
"My country, nilh all thy faults, 1 love
tlioe, still."
DA friend gives ui an amusing idea of '
Dutch Judge,' in the following sketch:
'He was about to sentence a prisoner; on look
ing around for him, he found him playing
checkers with hi custodian, while the foremau
of the jury was fast asleep. KepleniahiDg the
ample judicial chair with his broadcast person,
fa thus addressed the jury: -Muder vorem.n
and t'oder jurymans: Vet brisoner, Han. Vlee
ter is vinished hi game mit der sheriff, and
has' pes' him, but I shelf dake gare he don't
iu..t m. liana nae eeen nneu iur uiuruer
pefore vou, and yon must pring in der vardick.
but it must pe 'cordin to law. De man he
kill't wasn't kill t at all, for it wu braved be
wasinde jail itMorisdown for iheepsdealing.
But dat ish no madder.' Der law sayi yen dare
ith no tbn't yon give 'em to der brisoaert put
here der ish no toa't; to yon tee der prisoner
ish guilty. Pesides he ish a great loafer. I hat
know' him vifiv year, nnd he hatha' tone
at'ditcb of work in all dat dime:; nnd dare
ith ne one debending ubon him for deir liva,'
nud he ish no use to no pody. 1 dink It would.be ,
goot blan to hang him for examble.-1 dink Mr.
voremaqa, dat he petter p hong next l ourf
o' Jaly; at der militia uh.goia.' to drain in
anoder gronndy, nnd fiere would pe no van
gonin' on here! It ihoald be added, to the
redit of the jury, that is spit of this 'learned
and impartial charge,' they- acesitted tbe
'brisoner,' finding him 'Not guilty, it he would
leave the State. ' Knic kerbocter.

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