OCR Interpretation


The native Virginian. [volume] (Orange Court House, Va.) 1867-187?, January 31, 1868, Image 1

Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn94051044/1868-01-31/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

(p h t Jl a 1i h* U i r g i it i a ii.
BY BAGIIY A BTOFKR.
TititMSOf Advertising.—Th* following n>e
cur terms of Advertising, which will, in no
Instance, be departed from:
Oue square, (10 Unas or less,] Ist Inscri'n, <M oo
Kueh subsequent insertion, o o
One square \2 months ]_MX)
cinesquuro omonths, sue
one square :i mouths ft*
UuHlness Cards, one year lotm
Two squares, 1-J iunlit lis, 21' OO
Three Minnies, 12 Immilis, 'Jo no
uiuii'ter oolomn, 12 months ICO
Half column, 12 months, _ ",« U I
One column, 12 mouths, 120 (XI
«*-Advertisements tat a less time than
three months will be charged for SI the usu
al rates—one dollarpersauarsfor I he first in
sertion, and llfty cents lor each subsequent
Insertion.
S?!-The number of insertions in ".rd be mark
ed on the manuscript, o. the advertisement
will bu continued until forbid and chanted
tor nocordi-igly.
.Stiutimoit darbs.
__LOAmIS,SIrVCIL.I_TO?V &, BUCK,
imi-OUTEItS AM) JOllllKl'.S Ot
fBIXA, GLASS A\D QIEEXSWAHE, ,
ASD DK.U.EK't IN
LAMP*, CHANDHLIBBri, COAL, OIL, Ac... \
Ho. 331 Baltimore Street,
And 52 Outturn Street, 1
BAI/riMORE, MD,
tru. H. ADAMS,Loudon County, Va. t
A. J. SINUI.ETorT, Rappahannock Co., Va.
Ikying A. lIL'CK, Front Royal Virginia.
WK are now manufacturing our own 3
lAxmps, nnd van odor Inducements In
natlhraiioh of business.
November 15, ISB7.—ly.
W» ' CAKSV. ' BERSASD GII.PIS I
CANBY, GlXriN & CO.,
JJtrOUTEKS A Nil JOBBERS OS 3
DRUGS,
jr.,W. Csrncr Light and Lombard Bin
BALTIMORE. I
PROPRIETORS of Btabler's Ano
dyne, Chcrrv Kxpeclorant.Siuliler's Ilia-
rhrea'Cordhil.stablei-'sDr. Cbai.inun's Worm
Mixture, Norris' Tonic or Fever and Akse .
Mixture, Xiini.io'N Mixture, Wright's worm
Killer, (iiluin's Vegetable fills, Cholfanl's
Coco Cream.
Novemberls, ISU7. _____________
_ " Boyd, Veasrc & Co., ,
■irOHl'lllli AND WiroI.ESAI,■ DEAI.EIia IN
CLOTHS. CASSIMEBBS. j
Satinets, Cottonadcs, ami
Fancy Dry Goods,
No. 8, Hauover Street, 1
II A L T IMOKE, MD,
A. M'KKNnni'.E novrj. C
AUBHAY IT.AItRK.
• L.IVKU 11. I'EAKBI, i
•November l, r >, 1807.—1y. l
REII> & IOKO, 1
Ms. 835 Baltimore St., Baltimore,
MANrFArTUItHBS OF „
JPLAIN AND JAPANNED
TIN WARE,
AND dealers in Britannia Ware, ,
Hardware, Plated Ware, and Fancy '
floods, wholesale and retail.
SW- Oeuntiy Merchants are respectfully in- 1
Tiled to call and examine tho goods.
November 16,18(17.— ly.
J, M. AIIAHS. W. T. DAVIDSON, i
ABASJS St DiTIDSO!., n
WHOLESALE GROCERS, ,
AND DEALFIiS IS
WhssUlcs,BraM«!los,W»_ic»,& .
No. 7 Commerce Street,
B A I, T 1 M O R X , M D . ,
AGENTS for the sale of Tobacco,
drain, etc.
November lj, ISo7.—ly. v
M.;UUBINSON, er VA., t
with!
ARTUCII EMERY & CO., 1
IMrOP.TERS AND DKAI.EIIS TJT
■NQLISII, OUKMAN AND AMEBIC AN '-
HARDWARE, CUTLERY, fid,,
»3 9. Calvert Street,
B A 1/T UIOBE, M D .
jlllTll'K F.MKKY. JOIIS O. KGEIITOK '
November 18,1867.— ly. '
Eh Passans & Sons,
Importers and Dealers in
Notions, Hosiery, >
fiHCT GOODS, OLOVE3,
x'RIMMINIJ.H axi) SMALL WARES, (
968 W. Baltimore St., s
BALTIMORE, Md.
November 1.1, 18(I7-ly. ,
Cbnrlca SB. Myers & Bro., 1
Importers of I
BRAM)IES, WINES, |
01S8, RCM, SCOTCH ALE, j
BROWN STOUT, SAL AI) OIL, CAS (
TILE SOAP, &c
No. 7'J Exchange l'lac?,
BALTIMORE, Md.
November 15,1857-ly*
~ir&r"c.:x.. smith,
(r*»MKRI,T JOHW SMITH 4 00., ItICH UOSD,
HOLESALE DRUGGISTS, I
BW3.VNII I.KAI.KItS IN ,
DTK fiTUKKK, PATENT MKDIt'INKS, Ac.
Ma. 331 W. Baltimore Street,
(Up Stairs,) !
BALTIMORE, MD.
November 15, ISB7.—ly.* t
IUUOFIELU'B I
WHITE HOI.'SB '
RESTAURANT, !
18;0 West Pmtt Strcctl,
Adjoining Multbv llnuso,
ISALTI.MURE, MD. j
November 1."., ISo7.—ly.
Coic, Price & €0.,
TVIIOI.EI.AI.E
CLOTHIERS,
ttSO Ilsllimore St., me*r Charles si., I
RALTIMORK. I
B. P. COLS. I
n. ii. i-Kiii-. ,
M. R, ADAUS.
1, V. ADAMS. .
November IS, 1887.—1y.
Carroil, Adams &. TSevr,
3%' A Bulllmorc street,
r;a L T I M O R E , Sill,,
Manufacturer .sand Wholesale Dealers In '
Boots, Shoes, Hats, \
AND HTHAW GOODS. .
JAMES CAHUOI.L. J. Q. ADAMS,
J. T. NK.KIt. S. 11. I.LCAS. '
November 15,1W7. —6m. i
MU.UKI'OSITOUYM.K. CHUIU'II.KObTII '
Selby attd I>isUuiy, '
PTJBLISHEIIS, |
BOOKSKLI.EKS AM) STATIONERS, .
3:W W. Baltimore St.,
BALTIMORE, Mn.
N. It. BBLBY, l
W. J. ('. liri.ASv. i
November l.'i, l,«(!7.-ly
GEO. W. HERRIIt'C. & tiOiV, i
I'KALEUS IU |
CIIIXA, GLASS AXUULFEXSWAUE, j
No. t unulli Chnrle* Street,
HALT I MORE.
N QTcmbcr IU, IK(l7.—(!m. '
Wm,Tiji.Ttyaim^
NOTE & BILL BROKEK, !
AND OFA I.XX
JN SOUTHERN- MONEY, '
St. I'aui, Stiiei.t,
BALT'IMOnE, Mn.
J**n. 1», 1807. ,|y.
ttADDBH BKOS» " i
■VWHSOM To ALEX. OAbDJM
STEM MARBLE WORKS, '
Corner of llutrp anil German Sis.,
r.AI.I'IMtJRE. !
"• :5.1^ ; -r}-.
THE KING OF THE CRADLE.
Draw back the cradle curtains, [Cato, I
Whilst ward anil watch you're keeping; ]
Lot's see tho monarch lie in state,
And vh-v.- him while he's sleeping.
ll* smiles and;cliu.ps his tiny hand,
As fiuubcttuig in come streaming; '
A world of baby ii;iro-y land I
Ho visits while he's dieiuninK, j
Monarch of pearly powd»r-putf t
Asleep In nest so cosy, t
Shielded from breath of breezes rough i
By curtains warm and rosy;
He slumbers soundly in his cell,
As week us one tiecrepid, *
Though King of Coral, Lord of 8011, t
And Knight of Outk that's tepid! (
Ah, lucky tyrant! happy lot I (
Fair watchers without number .
To sweetly sing beside his cot,
And hush him off to slumber,
With hands in wait to smooth so neat
His pillow when its rumpled, I
On couch of rose-leaves fresh and sw3ct, I
No one of which is crumpled!
Will yonder dainty dimpled band— <
Blse nothing and a iiuartcr — «
E'er clasp a pr'.br", lend a band
To gliry and to slaughter?
And may I ask will Ukjuo bluo eyes—
111 baby patois peepora— I
E'er in the House of Common rise, g
.'.ml strive to catch tho Hponker'sT ,
Will that fair brow o'er Hansard frowu, I
Confused by lore statistic? _
Or will those lips o'er stir tho town
From pulpit ritualistic?
Impossible, aud yet may hap— J
Though strange, quite true It may be— t
I'eihaps Nero once was fed on pup, t
Aud Beales was once a baby. .
Though rosy, dimpled, plump and round, I
Though fragile, soft, and tender, ,
Sometimes, ulus, it may be found
The thread of life is tender!
A little shoe, a llltlo glove— !
Affection never waning— (
The shattered idol of our love |
Ib all that is remaining! .
Then does ono chance, in fanoy, hear I
Small feet in childisb putter,
Tread soft, as they n grave draw nenr,
And voices hush their chatter,
'Tls small and now, they pause In fear, '
Ilenontli the gray church tower, <
To consecrate it by a tour j
And deck it with a flower.
Then take your babe, Kate, kiss him so, |
Fast to your bosom press him!
Of mother's love what does ho know?
Though closely you ctvrc-ss him.
Ah! wind a man will bo that boy, 1
What mind and education I
If he fulfills the hope and Joy ,
Of mother's aspiration.
———i^*wt^ "■ '■ '■ em— mmmm^
IS T!IE NEGRO A BEAST. |
In order to gratify the curiosity of
many of our readers who have not seen ;
"Ariel's" famous pamphlet, we give the i
conclusion, in which he sums up al! his .
arguments. I
Now, let us sum up what is writt.in j
in this paper. We have shown, (\. t i
That Ham was not maiic a negro, ncilh- i
er by his name, nor the curse (or the I
supposed curse) of his father Noah. (2.) i
We have shown that the people of In- -,
dia,China,Turkey, Egypt ((.'opts), now i
have long, straight hair, high foreheads,
high noses and every lineament ol the 1
white race; and that tin-so are the de
cendauts of Ham. (3.) That therefore, i
it Is impossible that Ham could be the ]
father ofthe present, race of Negroes.— i
(4.) That this is sustained by tiod him- j
self causing Mtzvaim to embalm his dead
directly after the Hood ami to con- ,
linuc it for twenty-three centuries; and
that these mummies now show Ham's 1
children to have long, straight hair, etc., i
and the lineament alone of the white |
race. (5.) That Shem, Ham aud Jap- l
eth being white, proves that their lath- i
er and mother were white. (6.) That |
Noah and his wife being perfect in i
their genealogy, proves that Adam and i
Evs wore white, and therefore impm-sl- t
Lie that they could be the progenitors of l
the klnky-headed, black-skinned neg- i
roes of this day. (t.) That, therefore, i
as neither Adam nor Hani was the pro
genitor of the negro, and the negro be- i
ing now on earth, consequently we i
know that he was created before Adam, I
ss certainly and upotitivdy as we know -
that the horse and every other animal (
were created before him, a3 Adam and t
Eve were the last beings created by |
Ood. (8.) That the negro being crea- I
ted before Adam, consequently he is a (
beast in Hod's nomenclature; and being 1
a beast, was under Adam's rule and i
dominion, and, like all other beasts or I
animals, has no soul. (9.) That Uod I
destroyed the world by a flood, for the 1
crime of the amalgamation, or miscege- i
nation of the white race: (whom he had i
endowed with souls and hnmortality), (
with negroes, mere beasts without souls '
and without itninoriality, anil prodiic- I
ed thereby a class (not race), but a class, l
of beings that were neither human uor ;
beasts, (10.) That litis was a crime a- ]
galnfet God that could not be expiated, (
aud consequently cuulil not bo forgiven _
by Uod, and never would be; and that (
its punishment in Hie progeny is on t
earth, and by death. 11.) Tlutt this I
was shown at ISabel, Sodom and Ho- t
morrah, and the extermination of the <
nations of the C'aiiaaniles.aiirtby (Jod's .
law to Moses. (12.) That God will not i
ue-opt religioiisjworship from the negro, |
that he has expre.-sly ordered that no I
mail having nflat nose, shall approach ]
his altar; and the negroes have flat
noses. (13.) That tho negro has no I
10111, Is shown by express authority of I
Hod. speaking through the Apostle Ie- 1
ter by divine inspiration.
Tlic intelligent cannot fail to discover :
wl|o was the tempter in tlie. garden of
Kilen. It was a beast a talking beast—a i
beast thai talked icilitru/ii/—il'itrei|tiiroil
a mbnek to make it talk (as our learned
men suppose, ami n> no one could theii
perform a miracle but Ood only, and If
he |ii-rl'i.ni!(.-(l ihi- miracle to make a
Bhtllut, ,t serpent, talk, and to talk only
With Eve, and that R* soon as th* ser
pent (?) seduced hive into eating the
forbidden fruit, God then performed a
nollier miracle to Stop his spcakini; af
terward, that If this be true), then it
follows beyond contradiction, l/Vof Ood
is the immediate and direct author or cause
of.tin ah idea that cannot be admitted
for one moment, by any believer in the
liihle. God culled it a beast—"more sub
tile than all the bca.its the Lord God ha/1
made." As Adam was the federal head
of all his posterity, as well as the real
head, so was this beast, the negro, the
federal head of all beasts and cattle,
etc., down to creeping things—ft> things
that go upon the belly and eat dust all
the days of their life. If all the beasts,
cattle, etc., were not involved In the
sin of their federal head, why did Uod
destroy them at the flood t If the crime
that brought destruction on the world
was the sin of Adam's race alone, why
destroy the innocent beasts, cattle, etc. ?
When all things were created, Goci not
only pronounced tliem good, but "very
good;" then why destroy these inno
cent (?) beasts, eattlc, etc., for Adam's
sin or wrong-doing? But, that these
beasts, etc., were involved la the same
sin with Adam, is positively plain, from
one fact alone; and that fact is : That,
before the fall of Adam iv the garden,
all was peace aud harmony among and
between all created beings and things.
Alter the fall, strife, contention andjwar
ensued, as much among the beasts, cat
tle, etc., as with the posterity of Aduui;
and continues so to the present time.—
Why should Ood thus afflict than for
another's crime, if they were free and
innocent of (hat crime ? God told Ad
am, on the day of his creation, "to have
dominion over everything living; that
moveth upon the earth;" but to Noah,
after the flood, he uses roy different
language; for, while lie told Noah to be
fruitful and multiply and replenish the
earth, the same as he said to Adam, yet
he adds, "and the fear ol you and the
dread ot you shall be upon every beast of
the earth, etc., and all Unit niovcth up
on the earth, etc., into thy hands are
they delivered." If these had contin
ued in their goodness," whol
ly unconnected with Adam's sin, is it
reasonable lo suppose that God would
have used the language toward t/icm,
that he did In his instructions to Noah?
It is impossible ! The intelligent can
also see the judgments; of God ou this
"unforgivable" sin, at the Hood, at liabel,
at Sodom and Gomorrah, and on the
Canaauitcs, and in his law; and they
may profit by the example. They can
bee the exact time (A. M. 235), when men
—the negro—erected the frst altar on
earth; theyhuti seen Adam, Cain, Abel,
and Sctli, erect altars and call on the
name of the Lord. They, too, could
imitate them; they did then imitate; they
then built their altars; they then called
ou the name of the Lord; they are yet
initiating'; they are. ycf/iro/aninjthe name
of the Lord, by calling on his name.—
And you, the people of the United
States, are upholding this profanity. —
Who was it that caused God to repent
and to be grieved at his heart, that he
had made man ? Will you place your
selves along-side of that being, aud a
gainst God ? All analogy says you vcUU
But remember, that the righteous will
escape—the hardened alunc will perish.
The ways of God are alwagsconsistent,
wlien understood, and always just and
reasonable. It is a curious fact, but a
fact, nevertheless, aud fully sustained
by the Bible; and that fact is this: That
God never conferred, and never designed
to confer, any great blessing on the hu
man family, but what he always selects
or selected a white slaveholder or one of
a white slaveholding nation, as the metliwn,
by or through which that blessing should
reach them. Why he has done so, is
not material to discuss now; but the
fact, that he always did so, the I'.ible
abundantly proves. Abraham, the
lather ofthe faithful, and in whom and
his seed all the families of tho earth
were to be blessed, is a notable instance
of this truth. For Abraham owned
three hundred and eighteen skives. Aud
the Saviour of the world was of a slave
holding nation; and they held slaves by
God's own laws, and not by theirs.—
how lias it been in respect of our own
nation and government, the United
States! A government now declared
by thousands of lips, latterly, to be the
best, the very best, that has ever been
in the world. Who made this govern
ment? Who established it and its no
ble principles ? Let us appeal to history.
The lirst attack on British power, and
the, aggressions of its parliament, ever
made on this continent, was made by a
slaveholder, from a slave, state, l'uliick
Henry, May 30, 17G5. Tho lirst Presi
dent of the lirst congress, that ever as
sembled ou this continent, to consider
of the affairs ofthe thirteen colonies,
and which met in Philadelphia, Sep
tember 5, 1774, was a slave owner from
a slave state, Peyton Randolph. The
only secretary that congress ever had,
was a slave owner from a slave state,
Charles Thompson. The gentleman
who was chairman of the committee of
the whole, on Saturday, the fithof June
1776, and who, on the morning of the
10th reported the resolutions, that the
thirteen colonies, of right ought to be
free and independent.v(afes-,wasasiavc
holder from a slave state, Benjamin
Harrison. The same gentleman again,
as chairman of the committee of the
whole, reported the Declaration of lu
dependatice In form; and to which he
alllxcil his signature, on Thursday, Jtl
ly 4,1770. The gentleman who wrote
the Declaration of Independence, was
a slave owner, from a slavo state,
Thomas Jefferson. 'J'he gentleman
who w.t3 selected frj their aruiii■•>
as commander-in-chief, and who did
lesd them successfully, to victory and
the independence oi tho country, was a
slave owner, from a slave atui .-, George
Washing!ou. The gentleman who was
preside tit ofthe convention, to form
the constitution of the United Slates,
was a slave holder, from a slave state,
George Washington. The gentleman
who wrote the constitution ol the Uni
ted States (mtiking it the best govern
ment over formed on earth), was a slave
owner, from a slave stare, James Madi
son. The Hist president ofthe L'uitcd
States, under that constitution, and
who, under God gave it strength, con
sistency and pov.or before the world,
was a slave owner, from a slave Ita/e,
George Washington, aud these were all
white men and slave owners; and what
ever of peace, prosperity, happiness and
glory, the people of the U tilted States
have enjoyed under it, have been from
the, administration of the government,
by presidents elected by the people, of
slave hvUlers, from slavestate s Whenever
the people have elected a president
lroin v iion-slavcholdlug state, cd-i
--mencing with the elder Ailr.ms, i_.:;d
down to Mr. Lincoln, confusion, wrang
ling and strife have been the order of
the day, until it ctiltiminated lv the
greatest civil war the world has ever
beheld, under the last named gentle
man. Why this had been so is not is
the line ofour subject. We mention it
as a matter of history, to confirm the
Bible fact, that Ood always selects slave
hollers, or from a slaveholding nation, the
media through whien he confers his
blessings on mankind. Would it not
be wisdom to heed it now?
One reflection and then we are done.
The people of the United States have
now thrust upon them, the question of
negro equality, social, political and re
ligious. How will they decide it? If
they decide it one way, then they will
make the sixth cause of invoking God's
. wrath, ono again on the earth. They
will begin to discover this approaching
wrath: (1.) By God bringing confus
ion. (2.) By his breaking the govern
ment intopieees, or fragments, in which
the negro will go and settle with those
that favor this equality (3.) In God
pouring out the lire of his wrath, ou this
portion of them; but in what way, or
in what form, none can tell until It
comes, only that Id severity it will
equal in intensity and torture, the des
truction of lire burning-them up. (4.)
The states or people that favor this c
qaality amalgamstion of the white and
black races, God teill exterminate. To
make the negro, the political, social and
religious equal of the white race by lav,
by statute and by constitutions, can easily
be effected in ironis; but so to elevate
the negro jure aivino, is simply impossible.
You cannot elevate a beast to the level
ot a sou of God—a son of Adam and
Eve—but you muy depress the sons of
Adam and Eve, witli their impress ofthe
Almighty, down toth-lejel of a beast.—
God has made one for immortality, and
the other to perish with the animals of
the earth. The antediluvians osce made
this depression. Will the people of tho
United States make another, and the
last ? Yes, they will, for a large major
ity of the Xorth are unbelievers in the
Bible; and this paper will make a large
number of their clergy deists and athe
ists. A man can not commit so great
an ofteuse against his race, against his
country, against his God, In any other
way, as to give his daughter in mar
riage to a negro— abeast— or to take one
of their females lor his wife. As well
might he iv the sight of God, wed his
child to any other beast of forest or of
field. This crime can not be expiated—
it never has been expiated on earth—
aud from Us nature never can be, and,
consequently, never nan forgiv.nby God,
antlnever villi be. The negro is now free.
Theie are hut two things on earth, that,
may be done with him now, and the
people and government of this country
escape destruction. One or the other
God will make you do, or make you accept
his punishment, us he made Babel, Sodom
Gomorrah, and the Catiaanites, before
you. You must send him back to Africa
or re-enslave Aim. The former is the
best, far the best. Now, which will my
countrymen do? I do not say/WW
cituens, tis 1 regard myself but us a so
journer in the land, whosJ every politi
cal duty is now performed by obeying
your laws, be they good or bad—not vot
ing, nor assisting others in making your
laws. Will my countrymen, in decid
ing for themselves these questions, re
member—will they rememlier, that the flr.-t
law of liberty is obtdienco to God.—
Without this obedience to the great
and noble principles of God, truth,
righteousness and justice, there can be
no liberty, no peace, no prosperity, no
happiness in any earthly government
—if these are sacrificed or ignored,
Ood will overturn and keep over
turning, until mankind learn his truth,
justice and mercy, and conform to them.
To the people ot the South, we say,
obedience to God is better than all sacri
fices. You have sacrificed all your ne
groes. It was your <int'f.stor.v, that God
made use of to form this noblest of all
human governments—no others could
do it. Do not be cast down at what has
happened, and what |is yet to happen—
God will yet use yon to reinstate and
remodel this government, lv Us just
and noble principles and at the proper
lime. The North can never do it. Tln--c
Sl* perilous times—the impending decis
ions vill be i,J tin'd !/,.,(, (.;;/ ~,/_it'._.y. Ood,
But keep yourself free from this .un—di
: not by ymr arts, nor by yrr.tr votes, i,n:ite
the i.:.,,-!! equality—if tt '-■/ reed upon you,
a- it will In;—cdn-y the laws—reniem
i Un"i? **<rf Ood !w» rirtifct the rtyAfePM*.
___..«*■■••
snd that liis truth, lite Itself will al
ways b« -i,-:i3i'tent,*ii(! like its Author,
wli! lie always and/brewer triumphant. —
T7i< finger of Gid is in this. Trust him. —
The Bible is true. I
July, IS4o.—December 18G0. <
ARIEL. 1
THE EXPIBE OF GOD. ,
Professor Mitchell in rinsing his se- i
rles of Lectures ou astronomy, said ; — '
Vvw ruy friend I must close this long '
course of lectures. We have passed '
ttoin plantiet |to plaiiuet, from sun to '
sun, from system to system. We found '
other islands, universes sweeping '
throngh space. The great unfinished '
problem still remains. ■ Whence conies
this i.nivese? lias our globe boon rol- T
ling r.iorudtbe srn for BMMeIMI 7 '
Whence this maguillieeiit architect, £
whose architraves rise in splendor he-
foreEus iv every direction t Is it all the 1
work ot 'chance? I answer no. It is '
not the work of chance. Who srrft.ll '
reveal to lis the true cosmography of l
the universe by whicli \rs tire surround- *
ed? Is itthe Omnipotent Architect ?—
I .'so, who Is this Angnkt Being? Go s
witli nic in imagination; and
stand with old Raul the great apostle '
upon Mars Hill and there look around
you as he did. '
Here rises that magnlficieut building '
the l'artheou sacred to Minerva, the '
Goddess of wisdoui. Thero towsrs her ->
collasscl statue, rising in its magesty a- '
bove the city of which she was guardian J
—the object to catch .he rays of the rhs- 1
ing and the hisc to be kissed by the c
rays of the setting sun. And yet I '
tell you thece Cods raid these Uiviui- l
ttss.tbo' created under the iuspiringjllre l
of poetic fancy and Greek immuglna
tfon. never reared this stupendous '-
structure by which we are surrounded.
The Olympic Jove never built the <
heavens. The wisdom :ol .»1 iiicrva nev- '
er organized those magnificent sys- 1
terns. I say with St. l\.ui • "6h, t
Athenians iv ull things 1 liud you too i
superstitious for in passing along your f
streets I find tin alter inscribed—To the <
unknown God—lliin whom ye igno- l
rautly worship ; and 1 his is the (iod 1 ;
declare unto you—the God that made '
heaven and earth, who dwells not in
temples made with hands. *
Not here is the temple ofour divlni- '
ty. Around us rise Sun and System. '
Cluster and Universe, one I doubt not !
that lv every region of this vast Empire '
of God, hymns of praise and anthems '
of glory are rising and reverberating '
from sun to sun and from system to '
system—heard by Omnipotence alone *
across immensity and through etcrni- I
ty. __
AN ITEM FOX BACHELOES. j
A judicious wife is always chipping '
off from her husband's moral nature,
little twigs that are growing in the -
wrong directions. She keeps him In 3
shape by continual pruning. If you 3
say anything silly, the will all'eetii.ii- 3
ately tell you so. If you declare that '
you will do some absurd thing, she w ill l
find some means of preventing your 5
doing so. And by far the chief part of
all the common sense there is in this '
world belongs uiique-tiouably to wo
man. The wisest things a man ooin
niooly does are those which his wife
counsels him lodo. A wife is the grand
wieldcr of the moral pruning knife.— l
If Johnson's wife had lived, there
would have been no hoarding up of or
ange peel—no touching all the posts in *
walking along the streets—no eating S
and drinking with a disgusting voraei- 6
ty. If Oliver (ioldsmith had been mar
ried, he never would hnvc worn that '
memorable and ridiculous coat. When- '
ever you find a man whom you know
little about, oddly dressed, or talking !
absurdly, or exhibiting any eccentrici
ty of manner, you may be tolerably
sure that lie is not a married man; for
the corner?! are rounded off—the little
-hoots are pruned away—iv married
men. Wives generally have much
more sense than their husbands, cspe
peeially when their husbands are clev- .
er men. The wife's advices are like ,
the ballad that keeps the ship steady;
they are the wholesome, though pain
ful, shears, clipping off little growths !
of sell conceit.
ICP Artenius Ward was out late one '
night. Here is his account of his re- I
turn home : <
"It was late when I returned home. '
The children and my wife were all a- '
bed. Rutacandle—ucandle maduof taU •
lor of my own raisin'—gleamed in Ret- £
sy's room. It gleamed for I I All was ■
1(111. The sweet silver moon wasrliiii- ■
in' brite, and the beautiful stars was !
up to their usual doins ! 1 felt a lent I- <
mental mood still so gently or me (
siealin', and 1 pawsed before Betsy's
winder, and sung in a kind of opratie
vois as toilers, iiupromtoo tv wit,
"Wi11..-, Ilctsy, wake,
My sweet galoot I
Rise up, fair lady,
Wliile I toot my lute!
The winder—l regret to say that the
winder went up with a violent crash, 1
and a toim in spotless while exclaimed, '
"Cum into the house, you old fool.—
Totnorrer you'll be goin round com
plaiiiin' about your liver."
Icy A vender of hoop-skirts was re
cently extolling his wares iv presence
of a customer's husband. "Xo lady
should be without one of these skirt ,"
-.ml tin- shopman. "Well, of couue,
noi,'' dryly responded the husband,
who was something of wag, "She should
be within it.'"
icy The gayest amilers are Oftett Uie ,
saddest weepers.
MOBS COPY,
A PXBODT o.v rot's 11AVEX.
Once in August, wet and dreary, sat
the writer, weak and weary, pondering
o'er a memorandum boo'; of items used
before; book of scrawling head-notes
rather—items, taking days to gather
them, iv hot and .nl try weather, (using
up much time and leathar.) pondering
o'er. While \, ■■- c'iiii'd them, slowly
rockiug (through our mind queer idea," 5
Hocking,) came a quick and nervous
kuecUtngM-luiooklng at the sanctum
door. "Sure, that must be Jinks, we
muttered—"Jinks that's knocking at
the door, Jinks, the everlasting bore."
Ah, well do we remind us, in the
walls which then confined us, the 'cx
i'i..'tii.'e.,' lay behind us. and before us,
and around us, o'er the door." Thinks
we, -'Jinks v/iintK to borrow srWie up
pers till to-i..orrow, and it will te ro
lit'i" from sorrow to get rid of Jinks, the
bore, by opening wide the door." Still
the visitor kept knocking—knocking
louder than before.
And the scattered piles of papers cut ,
some rather curious capers, being lifted
by thelbreezes coming tliron ;it another .
door; aud we v. ijhud (the wtsli was evil,
for one deemed always civil) th.it dinks
was al the d—l, to stay there for ever
more; there to lind his level—Jinks, the '.
liervc-unstringit.g bote !
j_ Bracing up our patience firmer, then,
Without another naurmur : "Mr. Jinks,
your pardon, your forgiveness we im
plore; but, the fact is, we were reading
cf some curious proceeding, and thus it '
was unheeding your loud knocking
there before." Here we opened wide
the door. But, pliancy now our* phe
links, for it wasn't Jinks, the bore-
Jinks nameless evermore !
But the form that stood before us
caused a trembling lo come o'er us, and
memory bore us back again to days of
yore; days when Items were in plenty,
and where'er this writer went he pick
ed up items by the score, 'Twas the
form of our "devil," in ait attitude un
civil, and lie thrust hi.* head within the
door, with "The foreman's out of copy,
and says he wants some more." Yes,
like Alexander, wanted "liio.e."'
"Now, this "local"had already walk
ed about till nearly dead—he had saun
tered through the city till his feet wore
sore—walked the street called Dauphin,
and by-ways running oil into portions
of the city botli public arid obscure; lus
examined store and cellar, and had
questioned every "feller" whom we
met, from door to door, if anything was
stirring—any accidents occiui ing—not
published heretofore—and met with no ;
success; he would rather kinder guess
he felt a little wicked at that ugly bore,
with his message from the foreman that
he "wanted sonu-iliing more."
"Now it's time you were departing,
you scamp!" cried we upstaring; "get
you back into tho oflici—ofllee where
you were before—or the words which
you have spoken will get your bone.ail
broken" (and we seized a cudgel, oken,
that was lying ou the lloor.) "Take
your hand out of your pockets, and
leave the sanctum door; tell the fore
man there is no copy, you ugly little
bore." Quoth the devil, i'seud him
more."
And our devil, never sitting, still is
Hitting, still is Hitting back and forth i
upon that landing just outside oursanc
turn door. Tears adowu his cheeks are
streaming—streaming light from his ■
eyes is beaming—and his voice is heard,
still -.creaming, -Sir, tlie foreman wants
some more !"
And our soul, pierced with that screa
ming, Is awakened from its dreaming,
and has lost the peaceful feeling it had
before; for the fancy which comes o'er
us, that our reader's face before us
bears the horrid word—"We want a lit
tle more!" Words upon their fore
head* gleaming, " Your funny columns
needs n little more."'
cubious faith!
The only devil worshippers known to
exist are the Ye/.idis, a race oi people
living in Armenia. They were former
ly Christians, were converted to Ma
hoinincdanisin, and now, apparently
disgusted with both faiths, have beta
ken themselves to diabolism. The theo
ry of their priest is that although the
mighty angel Satan, the chief of the an
geilc host, at present has a quarrel with
God, jet a reconciliation will hereafter
take place, and he will be restored to
his high rank in the celestial hierarchy.
This is the loundation of their hope,
and they consider themselves perfectly
sale iv trusting their destiny to it.—
Among sucli a people the profane
phi-ax.' "Go to the devil '" would ol
course be considered as an expression
of good will.
WILLIAM TOUHS COP-IT.
This is the name of a very new and
prolific variety brought almost to per
fection under the continued culture of
Mr. William Young, of the Plains.—
The Clinton Patriot says :
The corn was raised from what is
known as the celebrated "Mayo Gray
Corn." We are informed that several
years ago, Mr. Gray commenced the
improvement in rendering his corn pro
lific by selecting those stalks having
the largest number of ears upon them,
and then planting the top ears, and in
this way he soon succeeded in raising
fifty and sixty bushels to the acre, and
even as much as one hundred bushels
per acre. We tire, satisfied from the
samples before us, that one hundred
bushels per acre ca.ll easily be raised by
fait- cultivation noon our best hill lands-
Icy What ll higher and handsomer
when tho head is ofl? A pillow.
TH*f NAfIVEVIR UISII A A.
is pini.isnF.n.WEKKi.v by
Dr. G. W. Bnffby *. A. F. Stofcr.
TKRMS OJC SUHMCKIPTIOX.
One Copy 3 months 31 00
" 0 •• IV.
" " 12 " ...... 3 ci.
C'hihs nf live, one year',, 1- isi
Clubs often, one year,..e! 12 00
I'lubs of twenty, unc- year, -illoo
»9-Voluntary communications, eon tnlnln
Interesttog or Important news,soltcltedfrum
any (.uartcr.
««■ Rejected communications we csnno
! undertake lo return.
**-Obituary notices exceeding Aye linos
will be charged for at our regular advertis
ing rates.
tfeAll letters on business connected Willi
tbeofSoe, must be addressed to the "Native
Virginian."
■*'■■■' " iii^^'^^ww—^^w^^
BUTTEB FACTOBIES IH HEW YOKK.
The Xew York Tribune says butler
factories are rapidly increasing iv tho'
' State ol Xew York. Water-powergon
- orally determines the site, though steam
is generally preferred to water-power.
A cold and copious spring is well nigh
indißpcu.sible. A large reservoir-like
cellar is dug iv the ground and tightly
walled viiih planks. .Broad platform*
extend into this, (hutting on two or
three feet of water, constantly renewed
from the spring. Iv the reservoir deep
pails or cans arc set and tilled thrie
fourths full of milk-they sinking and
lloating in a like depth of water. The
milk remains here twoniy-four to thir
thirty-six hours, when the cream is tak
en off and churned by steam or water
power, six to twenty-four churns being
Operated, lit Olice, with no draft on hu
man mu-Jcle. Tho butter thus made is
of such uniform aud superior quality ils
to bring from live to ten cents per
pound more than fair farm dairies will
command. A very fair quality of
cheese is made ol the milk after it is
skimmed.
There is no better country in the
world, adds the Richmond Whig, for
daii.es than the Valley of Virginia.—
Loudon, Fauquier, Rappahannock, Or
ange and the counties adjacent are ad
mirably suited for the same. Those
who make butter have always some
thing to sell, and accordingly always
money iv baud, which is not the case
with these who depend on crops. Vir
ginia should furnish not only all her
own butter but should partially supply
the demand from the South. .Let our
country friends think about it.
A VALUABLEBECIPE FOB HOBSirWTVES
We find the following recipe for mak
ing "the best yeast in the world" in a
late number of the Rural _N'«w Yorker,
and commend it to the trial ofour skil
ful housewives:
Boil ti pint bowl full of hops In two
gallons of water, strain and add a tea
cupful of Hour, one of brown sugar, and
a teaspoonful of salt. No yeast is re
quired to raise it. Let it stand threo
days in a warm place, and it will then
begin to foam. Then boil three pounds
of potatoes, mash fine, and add them to
the yeast, and stir the whole well to
gether ; then put it into a jug and cork
tight and set in a cool place. It should
be made at least two weeks before us
ing, and it will keep good any length
of tlnja, and grow better all the while.
A small teaeupful is sufficient lor six
loave3 of bread. When this is gone,
make a new jug full in the same way,
and keep It corked tight, aud you nev
er need go to baker's or brewer's fur
yeast. Since writing the above my
wife opened a huge bottle full of this
yeast that had been sealed and put in
the cellar for more than a yum; and
the usual quantity raised her bread
splendidly.
GOOD VIWEGAB FBOM BOTTEH APPLES.
The idea prevails among many far
mers that rotten apples are worthless,
and hence suffered to go to waste.—
TEti is a mistake. If they are not dried
up, they arc just as valuable for vine
gar as sound ones. To test this, two
years ago, after gathering my marketa
able apples and all that would possibly
answer for cider, before they were fro
zen, I went through the orchard and
picked up a huge load of rotten apples
—there were not among them a bushel
that had anything sound about them,
and many of them had been rotten for
weeks. These were made up as usual.
The juice at first was quite bitter and
unpleasant. It was put into the cellar,
it remained until spring, then removed
to an outhouse and remained until fall,
at which time the bitterness had all dis
appeared, and it was a pure, pleasant
tasted vinegar. W r e have used it in the
family for a year past, and never had
better. I have sold it to my neighbors,
and they pronounced it lirst-ratc.
FARMING AS A BUSINESS.
The Rural Xew Yorker has a cor
respondent who is discussing the ques
tion whether farming is profitable
Ho writes that "this question is fre
quently propounded as though thero
was a doubt about it. But there is
none. In the aggregate it must pay,
else all other vocations must be speedi
ily abandoned. Fanning is the base
on which the social edifice rests, and Its
remuneration to indivldiuals depends
upon the intelligence which guides
farm labor. With some, owning to a
lack/if money, the information essen
tial to success, or to an improvident
use of what they have, farming is not
remunerative ; but with the mass tho
1 ease is different, and each year shows
In the aggregate increased accumula
tion. Fanning, therefore, like other
! business intelligently and systemati
cally pursued, pays,and If failures hero
r and th re occur, as in other pursuits,
they are the exceptions, while general
success Is the rule.''
Icy A livery stable keeper named
Spurr, would never let a horse go out
1 without requesting the hirer not to
' drive fast. One day a young man called
to get a turn out to attend a funeral
' "'Certainly," said Spurr, hilt lie added
' forgetting tho solemn purpose for
1 which tho young man required the
? horse, "don't drive fast.." "Why, just
1 look aherc old fellow." said the soino
' what excited yonnir man, "I want yon
' to understand; that I w ill keep up with
1 the procession If it kills the horsrf.'
|ty Why is a gent treading on a la
r dy'sdress like a hunter ? Btcaitsc lie-,
on the trail of a dear.

xml | txt