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The Ohio organ, of the temperance reform. (Cincinnati, [Ohio]) 1853-1854, June 17, 1853, Image 3

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'diesj he 18 buried in his coarse brown
xobe, in' the cemetery, the earth of
iwhwh was. brought from Jerusalem ;
but, after some months, his bones are
taken up and arranged in a variety of
waysabout the walls of the cemetery.
The skeletons of the most eminent or
loly fathers are preserved entire, and
, recline on couches of skulls, or stand
in bone-built niches, wearing the coarse
brown robes and cowls they lived and
died and were buried in, and holding
rosaries and crucifixes.' 1 ' All about
them are bones columns ; and altars
of skuljs festooned with vertebrae,
Jinger and toe joints ribs made into
crosses atm-bones and collar-bones
made into lamps leg-bones support
ing shelves of shoulder-blades and
knee-pnns bones of all sorts arrang
,ed in all sorts of emblematical forms,
'such as scythes, scales, , hour-glasses.
Oa the ceiling overhead,' in, horrible
mcckery of frescoes of smiling Cupids
""and Ganymedes, small, shining skele
tons grin down upon you, and seem
-about to (.strike you dead. ' To the
robed skeletons in the niches some
dried flesh and portion of skin adhere,
'and from the chins of two or three
yet depends a long grizzly beard. '
It was evidently expected, from the
position in which these defunct fathers
are placed, that they' would wear a
look of devotion or pious meditation ;
but the attempt has not been altogetb
er "successful. .Expression varies in
these death's-heads quite as much as
in living faces. . For instance, there is
one who seems chuckling with sly
.merriment under his worm-eaten cowl,
one who has a foxy look of cruelty
and cunning one who seems to have
'died cursing, and one who seems to
have never died at all, but as he lies
stretched out,-with his cowl shading
,iis face, his beard on his breast, and
his mouth open, looks simply like an
emaciated, rriascerated old monk, sound
asleep andnoring. ' ;' :
X? iThis underground cemetery is so
'email and i ill-ventilated ti e earth
above the buried monks , seems so
light, that one feels that the air must
h surcharged with pestilence and
''death. Yet the monks perform mass
tea there, wander and meditate there,
.breathe in. the musty : atmosphere of
rtbe hones of the , long-departed ten
thousand, and the .exhalations from
;the uncoffined bodies of the lately dc
'parted ten: How strange it must be
for them to contemplate the certain
( disposition of their own poor remains,
.their skulls labelled and packed in
arches.' and their bones builded and
'wreathed Into ghastly : ornaments 1
Perhaps old friends talk to one anoth
er in this wise r You will Bee, broth-
i Ans'elmo,' that they do not scatter
my. bones top' much you yourself
wilJ place my skull where you can
e ,', , j Qn one night in the year this cemc
,,tery jis .illuminated;. Uan you ima
. gine, a scene more grandly' horrible 1
h irom yellow , lamps ana, swinging
-chandeliers ot bones, the ghasUy light
0 ished skulls, and searching into thou
sands on thousands of eyeless . sock
.(ets (jijThiak.pf j'.tho jawfut' shadows
,'jurking in $ie( arches , and' about the
niches , where lie , and . stand the dead
monks, robed and ' cowled,',' "'Think
of processions of dark-gowned; long
bearded monks, passing srowlyirougl
A Graveyard under a Church.
Graoe Greenwoodj'in a letter from
Heme to the' National Era, speaks thus
of the cemetery of the monks' under
Heath the church of St, Maria della
Poneeaone..:., - ,' , ,. ., ...
. Frorh the church we descended to
the cemetery' underneath,' where one
bt the most curious, and certainly the
most horrible tights I bare ever be
held, piet my eyes. , Within four low
vaulted chambers are, kept (he bones
of ten thousand monks.
while the cewled hesds of the skele
tons nod, and the lamps swing, and
all the small 'bones rattle at their
tread. '
The Number Nine.,
This is a peculiar figure, with which
numerous tricks may be performed ;
not to mention the fact that the fun
damental rules of arithmetic are proved
by the figure 9, there are among oth
ers, the following curiosities connect
ed with the figure : ,
Add together as many nines as you
please, and the figures indicating the
amount, when added together, will he
9 or 9 repeated. The same is true in
multiplying any number of times, the
sum of the figures in the product will
be 9 or a number of nines. For in
stance: ' "
Twice 9 are 1 8-f 1 and 8 are 9 ;
Three times 9 are 272 and 7 are
9; .... -?
Four times 9 are 363 and 6 are
9 "
9 .,.,'
And so on until we come to eleven
times 9 are 99 ; here we have two
nines, or 18, but 1 and 8 are 9. -
Twelve times 9 are 1081 and 0
anl 8 are 9. ' ' '
The curious student may carry this
on still further for amusement.
Another curiosity, is exhibited in
these different products of the 9 when
multiplied by the digits, the products
being 18, 27, 36, , 47, "&c, reverse
these and we have the remaining pro
ducts 64, t3, 72, 81.
The nine digits, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
8, 9, when added, amount to 5 nines,
or instead of adding, multiply the mid
dle figure by the last and the product
will be the 5 mysterious nines, or 45,
and 4 and 5 are 9. . .
Once more, let the digits as written
be 123456789
"' 987654321
limiiiio. ... .... ..
and we have 9 ones and of course 9,
once more. ,
Or let the upper series of numbers
be substracted from the other :
987664321 ,
123456789 ,
864197532,'
Add the figures of this difference,
and once more we have the 5 9s, or
45, or 9. ,
We will now multiply these same
figures by 9 :
, 123456789
' " 9
1111111101 v
and we have 9 ones again, or 9.
Granite Farmer. ,
Maine Liquor Law ix Tax as.
Public sentiment in Texas is fast in
cresaing in favor of a legal prohibition
of the'traffic in intoxicating liquors.
The Houston Division of the Sons of
Temperance have unanimously passed
a resolution recommending a prohibi
tory law, and asking the concurrence
of all the Divisions in Texas. In east
ern Texas, petitions are in circulation
among the people asking for legal pro
hibition.1 Richmond on the Brazos,
sent up a petition to that effect to the
Legislature.. , , , . t ,,. , ..,
ft3P A correspondent of the Tri
bune, writing from Buffalo, among
other incidents relating to the Pres.
General Assembly now in setsioivat
that place, states that said 'body may
be set down as a " teetotal Maine law
Assembly,"1 and that ! " the church
they represent may also be put down
as adopting to a great extent the same
England will . send' 524 objects to
the N; Y. ' Crystal "Palace;" France
326: the Zollverein 500;, Holland 142.
Picking; a Living from the Streets,
..y .-.. '.. .. UJ Ayj. i .I I Ui
That you have rag-pickers in New
York, I know, but that you have indi
viduals' whe' iet their food ' in the
streets,'-1 doubt." I mean 'literally,
their ooi who pick up such rejected
morsels, as the servants have, thrown
on the pavements, from my .win?
dow I see one of these horrible crea
tures e very morning ; he is regular as
a watchman upon his beat. The chiff
oniers, or rag-pickers, exclude him
from their society ; he is admitted to
none of their convivialities, and never
takes, part in their annual banquet at
the Barrier. If yott can conceive bf
a grade lower than that occupied by
the chiffoniers, he certainly fills U ;
but there can be no rank below him.
His clothes are so . penetrated with
grease , and filth, that if he were so
unwise as to take them off, they Would
fall to nieces from the effect. Thev
are tied on to his limbs by bits of
twine and old remnants of handker
chiefs or towels that he has found in
the gutters. 'Whenever he stumbles
upon a piece or carpet, or upon a rag
ged dishcloth, he generally finds some
exposed part of his person upon which
to utilize it; and thus, incidentally,
while .looking for his breakfast', he
finds his raiment. He has no shoes
nor boots, nor any leather at all about
his feet. ;! They are enveloped thick
ly in wad of j rags and tatters, till
they have lost all human form, and
have become shapeless clouts a foot
through. He never washes, nor shaves ,
nor combs his hair ; he never changes
his linen, nor 'sleeps' in a bed." lie
sleeps a la confe that is, he lies down
on the floor in company with others of
nis son, piacmg me nape oi nis nee
in a rope extended from the wall to
fall about six inches above the ground.
lie pays two sous a night for this ac
commodation. Where he obtains his
two sous I cannot tell ; he gets noth
in? in the street that can be. convert
ed into money. He is a collector of
refuse in a double sense ; tor not Only
does he take what has been left be
hind by the mure fastidious chiffon
ier, as valueless , and 1 unpalatable
He walks slowly and shuffingly, never
scampers to a pile with, greedy haste,
to be the first to explore its contents :
for he knows that what is the object
of his search will wait till he comes.
He kneels down over the heap, with a
squalid basket in one band, using the
other to turn over the horrible mass.
A cabbage leaf, a fragment of lettuce,
sometimes an onion or the pealing of
an onion, a iew turnip tops or sucings
of radishes, are .the more, usual god
sends that reward his search. They
form the basis of his morning meal,
and are the ingredients of his vegeta
ble soup. He may sometimes give it
a savor of flesh, if he is lucky enough
to find a bone,, or some remnant of
a chicken s carcass. He upturns,
from time to time, a slice of -toast, or
the end of a loaf, that's careless ser
vant has tossed into the waste pan ; if
it is soaked with muddy water as fhe
gutter usually , flows close ' by--he
treads upon it to press out the hu
midity, and' then' gently - places it In
with the onion and! the turnip-tops,
He even collects potato-parincrs., if the
knife has been unskillful,, and has, left
any, puruon oi me potato Clinging 10
the skin. I have seen him father uo.
with trembling; fingers,' a quantity of
conee-grounas; as it lie Was collecting
pinches of sunn.' All this Is to be
cooked oyer 'and 'made Into an oil a
podtjda. ''So'as the pot must be made
to' bdii; h is'on the lobk-but'for pdds
and ends of fuel, if any , come' in his
way half ' burhed' pieces of coal,
charred woodland anything that will
hold fire and evolve; freaH. The same
basket tiarrley' both 'cinders and din
ner, he sorts them when he gets home j
and thus 'heTiVes' 1Vopi '47 to day.
It would astonish no "one," when he dies j
to learu that' he aka Jerctwo or three
thousand francs fn ooiriy and, that, far
ing nf ieiri iaid ieavuig) nq wUlJ his
treasure, reverts, to'tbe, hospital, or, ie
claimed by' the 'Domain Publique.
Parte Correspondent vf'ihe Few York
rmikennesi .'and SalbatU Break-
For V few weeks past, some of the
liquor seller' m this city have pur
sued the work-of their callinar with
unusual boldness. The Daily Courier
of Monday, yune- eth, gives the IbJ- ,
lowing account of . a disgraceful row
af Berphard's doggery, on last Sab
bath. 'We rejoice to see the indepen
dence 6f the Courier, and believe that
by lhe united efforts of the conductor
oi the public press, a "law will soon
be enacted, which will icathe and with
er the liquor seller, and in part pre- .
vent mm from defying the law, scof
fing at religion, desecrating the Sab
bath, despising morality, corrupting
our youth and disgracing our city
Lhntttan JUettenper.
' Virt Disgraceful. Onvesterdav
the peace and good order of ouT city
was aisturpea, ana me saoDatn dese
crated by a drunken row at Bernhardt
bakery and doggery. This establish
ment la located on Main street, above
Seventh. This certainly is a fine state
of affairs! Has it come to this, that
rum hotet and doggeriei are to he found
on Main street in our city, and that,
too, open on the Sabbath? Is there
no end to this work of ruin? Has all
sense of shame forsaken us? or are
we at the mercy of the law-defying,
Sabbath-breaking rumseller? ' This
same Bernhard stands indicted at the
iresent term of our court, for telling
iquuor; and yet, on the very next
Sabbath, and while the court is still in
session, he shows his respect for the
law and the court by selling liquor,
and exciting drunken tow. --T ;;;
.The persons engaged in this row
were arrested, put in the watch house
until this morning, and were then
brought before the Mayor for trial.
Where is the rum-seller, the man who
furnished the liquor? Is he, to-day,
prosecuting his illegitimate calling,
making drunk our fathers and our
young men? Are we not a law-abiding
people? How long will we suffer
such things? Has the city no laws,
and no power to execute them? Shall
such men pnt the law at defianee,
scoff at religion, despise morality, cor
rupt; youth, and disgrace our city with
impunity? . We say, if there be laws,
let them be executed; if there be none,
let them be speedily enacted. Let
both the law and the scathing, with
ering wrath of public opinion set a
mark upon these men; and if they will
not desist, let them be driven from our
midst by a stern and uncompromising
necessity. Let them feel the weight
of that power before whose majestic
presence the puny arm of the rum
seller is raised in vain; that power be
fore which princes tremble, and thrones
totter; we mean the unconquerable,
undying, legal and moral power of the
people. " Is there no bal m in Gilead?
is there no physian there?" ; Is not
our city sufficient for these things?
Is she too weak to contend success
fully with a few rum-sellers? Does
she fear the contest? Is fear to stand
against datt? Does not duty, the
salvation of our children and the
peace, prosperity and happiness of
society beckon us to the conflict?' Willi
we shrink, or will we on--ioa to bat
tle? ZanesvilW Courier. "
j i.
, ! The. price of is paper upon, which
newspapers are printed, has advanced
fifteen per eent. within the past three
months on ' account of the scarcity
months, on account oi tne scarcity
or rags, tne mner; , Demg .largely .re
tained, on. the. hacks ' of nany ofvthe
newspaper conductors. 'j 1 .Oojd lu
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