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Buckeye Sentinel (Newspaper) - April 22, 1845, Elyria, Ohio BUCKEYE ANDELYRIA A FAMILY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO POLITICS, VOLUME 1. 'Liberty an Printed and Published From the Boston Courier. B A L L'A D OF THE ALARMED SKIPPER. was an ancient mariner Many a long, long year ago, Nanluckel skippers had a plan Of finding out, though 'lying low' How nearNew-Yoik their schooners ran. cuatom was, to grease the And Iben sounding ihrutigh Ihe Knowing ihe soil thai stuck, so well, They always guessed Iheir reck'Ding rigtt. A skipper grpy. whose were dim. Could trli, liy tailing, just lhe spot; And so below he'd the Alter, ol course, bis ''something Snug his berth at eight o'clock, This ancient (kipper migiil be found; No inatier how Inn daft would He sli-pt aud vkippers sleep profound! The watch on how and then Hun dirwii and with the He'd up. and larle. and lell Ihe men How many miles ihjjr wenl ahead. One night, 'twas JothanAUaiden's watch; A wig was And so lie roused, (lhe wretch To-night I'll a grain of fun. a set of stupid fools. To think I hi; tkipper knows by ti IVhjl ground lie's on Donl leach such stuff with ull 111 And so tif took lhe well -greased And robbed it oe'r a hot of earth That stood on deck, (a parsnip bed.) And llien he sought the berth. minister; whether li m glu or preach well alluding n> for their wiillt my hnbit of using notes. With somu h hud influence. In the. summer of 1841. the Rev. Ira Smith, a member of !hf Lo- rain Association, and in cloao affinity with Oborlin and whose character for piety, nni! ministerial fidelity, has lieen endnrsed by President Mah.in in this place, requisttdan exchange of pulpi! A iih di-.tlec eil 111. mix is 01' i is ci.un h I .isk was it calcul.it d lo pi ac- not h iv.i called on m lie pus it In mv d mr. If such h'i.1 b -p i his oHjeet he nut liivn d sired ti see the whole church log-thur! Wou'd a min ENTINE ADVERTISER. LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND QENEHAL.XEVVS. 1.YK1A, 1.0 HA IN COUNTY 1845. NUMBER 43. p ister of ikv g ispel, who wished for the labors. A short time previous, he h id! pence of a distracted church, be told me, he understood our difficulties, willing to hear the grievances of a d nnd wished to spend a sabbath here. i-iff-cted portion of the church, w thont do me good. Wo exchangee'. Ou my he.irmg thu rlth'r sid and then jjive return home, I learned to my surprise, hisadvicel Indeed, wo a min thai he hnd prearhed in vin i ister consent to mnet, either the whole dicnlion nf Oberlin perfection hid or n purtof a church, wrhnut cons.ilt l.tb ired to confute Dr. Woods' ad.mraWe Intct nn that subject. I wns i ing hi- iMstor? Will M .ban say, "in the fear of ha did all hu con- ihat in his prayer, he told the Almighty, I scieiiti.iuoly could, in this instance, to I wns n-'t a mm. after the right spirit and f.ir behind Ihe I frit he had trnnsgressed all laws of ministe. ri.il courtesy and nddresii-d him n let-' nslrance. Tolhislhuve ly though he hns atiJ pre.ichpd in jcalle .ir previous t informed, thi stiitemunt in this d il in other tiallv this. That rch organizations on vent division'' icknrss of myst-lf and f.tm- pulpit w.is supplieil a as I was told, bv [Solicited, unless by it noa of th.'m what are we now. sir t to taste'" Th? sk.pper ywned, put out his tongue Then oped bis -yet. m wondrous haste, Aird then upon toe floor he sprung! The sHipp'r tore his hair. Thruit on his boots and roared to Marden sunk, and we. are here, Right over old marm Hackett's garden. From the Ohio Observer. Oberiiii 3% Oberlin Evan- _ to otheis. I propose to notice the crim- denied, antl the crime alleged. 1. The crime denied. "We say in the fear of snvs the Evangelist, "we have not d Israel. We have nei- ther sought, nor caused these divisions On Ihe other hand, we have deprecated and done what we could lo prevent them." Whan I read this, I was truly astonished. I si-id, how c.m nny one deny an obvious trufh ami affirm that he does it in of God C.m he be an advi-c.ite holiness a believer in ihe doctrine of entire sanctific.itioii in the progress of the present life 1 O the deceit fulness of ain It is a ercat .tliui.! to accuse an individual or body ol lying; or even with f .Is-hood. And while 1 remem'ier thnt "eh.irily IM- the is lie work of disurg.miztti perfect accordance, with w w.is snid at Ihe Obi rlin oorri menl in 1939, by Mahnn. o one of Ihe Prof'-esors, nld belli in appear hefuro this Council. I i ourso did not a'tend. 1 s'ale from in- ormalion. They found >r sume. in rutlier u piedicuinenl. ID dismiss a man from his p; oral office, over whor-i hid anil wlm was nut inswerable o ihem in any form, was plea, position. It was fortuuile the Council, that Pres. Mahan was present His nrnd alone was equal to the emer- gency. After; having consulted, as he come to (lie conclusion, that there w.is I i necessity of dismissing
s nne m iking sympathy with the H- M S. and the B. C. F. M the f i ,r "jtbily liavHb-iai, of the Convention. Th it Ihis rule informed by told ,i lie, or wilfullv told nn untruth __ of lhe church, who svmialhize with Oberlin. had gained dUuVient numbers to call Presbytery me. Pr-s- met. Rut who called them, OO-nBlHG !br the disso- lution of tho they thought I rhqjjiitp mare uvful some else a TTJglVB rn'-irrrn on the subject, and to make out reasons for my dismissal, if they had any post- led a person present to ask him if he meiint to'r-nder evil f. r evil'. Here- plied, No: hut it there were a hand nf robbers in it'place, it would be for the of ihe place to hive them broken up. In the firmly of one of niv he remarked thnt Old Cole fild not be prevailed j so and s I mi-nli..n these Not lone after this a letier public caijudgj. Thu facts are before tuem. Other pastors and churches have sim- ilar accounts to give. I hope they will not be long concealed from the public.- I tri the Conven'llon Will not these pastors lee' it a duty to j -peak out? If the worthy of the church in Cnathain, will p.ird.m me, I w is re cnived by a leader of the dis-iff poned f.irlh-r consideration of the sub-j part v. from one of lhe agents of till the September session. No rea- lir. who previously visited the pl.ie peihall thi I will not lin of will'ul'v doing either. I know that is d. Ceitful. I know thit men think, they aredning God service, whil- they are perpetrating great evils; y I youf ,e h'ave done! and .lard of holiness, nV9hut the mouths be here on ,he of Qn anv the sisters. About this time it wns eu-x rently reported thai he Wiis making ar. rang-irnents to hold a protracted meeting in the place. When remonstrated with OOM8ion wil, pruiich. He invite you lo neilher expect sou lo invite me to preach or to occupy I ed to a'different practfcn at the This I view as the first link in the chain of causes, which has resulted in a divis- "ion of this church. The tendency of that publication is to produce like results, wherever it circulates. That is the ora- cle, in the minds of all, who embrace its by which the minister's preaching n If h? not preach viewsheiscienounceu'. division ensues. From the ol 1840 nnd onward, preachers .from Oberlin frequently visited my peo- ple and sometimes made and fulfilled appointments to prench. In no instance did one of them me, though they visited ray next door The influence of these visits was soon sencibly seen, and felt. During this ao individual, strongly sympathi- iing withOhtrlin, visited my kl- i I your house; a pliiin intimation, sis a Methodist preacher on this circuit, ,hoyaht, that he wlshed no intercourse or fellowship with that his objaet was division. A few d.iys I :ourse he was it itj the evils existing here, church. He replied, he did not he had been shut out ed that he had marie nn nppi pre.ich in my house. He iintment fulfiller) __ i f iv of Presbjtenes, and pulpits, and that he d wlth bv seveint should continue the course he was pur- j Iliemb r, rhurchj He d the church in Litchfield j to visit lhe and ,arh would be divided. I hat this was his tll, ,he p.irtmn "f the churr'i language, mrbattm, I wijl not sav, but] und. r hi, ,ha, of fr ,m will s.iy, he and his church have'passed through like trials us myself and church. II- 'I wenl inlo that Ihe pastors; or in the least re. garding his feelings rent thu church in i wain; and 90 fur as 13 known, was uni- versally sustained in it, by O'lerlin men. the Presbytery of Midina, have was adopted, to keep Oberlin men out as Co ivenimn, 1 have no evidence. I was a member of that Convention; and was present nt the preparatory meeting, when it was igrced to present thit rule for us iid .ption no suggestion from anv quarter, ill it it wns di siunpil to shut out Oberlin men. Home nnd Foreiirn sions were'wo great which it ihe design of the Convent ion to pro. ing' meetin these fwo great b. nevolent been sever, ly censured by them fordis- desire a :iplining him for other nffcnces. (0 th The Church in York is now ing a similar process, as that of Litchfield and Chatham and unless the providence uf God interpose, must SHOD come to lhe same result. The churches of Wellington and Strongsville have been sundered, as their pastors, and oth- ers can testify by the same snstru. mentality, and by similar And how more, connected with 1 the W. Reserve Synod, I cannot say. 1 There is an ither consideration, which in view of ihe public will go far, I ihinu to piovo th.it Oberlin h-ia not been wholly innocent in reference to these i divisions. In all these churches1 where divisions have taken place, the1 Obeihn has circulated free- v and Oberlin preachers have them. While it is pres uned not a church can b-j mono- us, thus divided where the Obeihn Evang-iisl, and preachers hive not' would have been to admit strife and b te; and thus h-ive defeated the object of our It wns sjpposi d, I presume that men, who wmilil at Convention, were blessed m b It nppenrs to me the rule was a most reoson.ihlo one; laying a basis as bro.id. the most extended charity could de- sire. 1 hod almost slid, no man oppos. ed to these two institutions was worthy nf a seat in a Christ.iin Convention. la Oberlin indeed opposed to these institu lions If so let it be known. Toll it in all the churches oftlie West, who were born of the A. H. M S. and have been nursed tin d fostered by our inn tern il hnnd. Tell it in all the churches West and East, who have contributed so no hie to eend lijiht, nnd salvation, to the dark places of the e irth, which are full of the h ihit ilions of eru 'uy; who bav- in-en instrumental m sendmj; thousands 10 heavi n; and are preparing thousands more to join them in tho d light, ul of VI sen mil of the L imb. Tell it d) Indta. to Africa and tin Iss lands of tho sui. (hit the Institu ion. which h is demolished their IJ >ls, i roe- it is sjbslantinlly though strong as I have reason t..suipo--p, r as represented to me by the Molhodtst brother. If such a course of conduct bn not cal- culated to e rente divisions, what is? And people, made insinuations against 'Ihe minitfer. Among other things he yet O'.erlin say, 'in the fear of God, we have not caused division, but have done what tee conscientiously could lo prevent them Not long aftar Mr. Smith's visit Pres. M.ihan came here, and held a meeting with tha disaffected numbers of my church. He heard the story of grievances, agiinst me, and th.: presby- tery; and pronounced, as I was informed the proceedings of Ihe presbytery wrong rinu of, and gave his It will oo understood' that that meeting was altogether an ex farte To say nothing of the propiiety and wisdom of a minister's going into the parish of another, without his request, or even holding "To many of the facts staled IB this arti. cle, I was Dot from lire nature of the case, an eye or ear witness. I have hence frequent- ly used the expressions 7 was told, I was informed. I am prepared however, wherever lutionized, iri am inner tow I' to ihe community to need a d. scrp'tion. They went out from uj, and s -t op separata tneetni's; emplov. d Mr. Leonard as th'-ir pre icher for a time, and since, Professor Cochran, labored to convmrfi the people i f Liteh field, that Uriivrrsalism is Calcinism, gone to seed; ih.tt believe in unconditional Election; and the u icon- ditinniilily of (he thing is; that God has elected a portifn of mankind to be DO THKT WILL. Bv the way it should be known, that Oberlin is gressive1 They naw denounce (Calvin- ism length and breadth. A fact that wit! doubtlessgive joy to many an ungod- ly heart. Soon after the separation of the dis- affected, Pres. Mahan eave them a Sab. bath's preaching; and, as I was inform- ed, gave them enconrngement of having preaching gratuitously for a while from Oberlin. On the 8th of May last, the seceding body called an Ecclesiastical Council of Obelirs ministers, Churches, entered. Another tact. Go where you tud for the worship of th will and find an individual who re.ids trUll ralswi ,nsm up frim their p'il- wdinires Oberlin them to read God's holv pn aching- and you generally find a m in iincomfortahla to his ministers, and to his h-thn-n. lie is the first man to make, difficulty in the church, and uith the minister. Another fict those churches whirh have gone of from Presbyt-ry in will have to rend-r tit llvs last Gnat this vicinity, hive gone undsr Oberlin -Fither forgive them, foi'' I ...a nr-i u_....._i.._ .u_ o know not what I hive done. 1 have aimed to set clown what I con-cientiously believe la bo HO fiom sentiment and conviction of her wrongs, his moderation in politics, his extensive property and his approved a- abilities as a cnmmimler, were motives which necegsaiily objtsed the choice of .America to fall upon him. That nature h isg.ven General Wash- ingt.in extiaurdinaiy military talents, will hardly be controverted by his most Inttur tnem'.es. Having been early ac United with a warm i-assi in lo serve his country in the mililnry line, he h.is grently improved his talents bv unwear- ied industry, a close application to the best writers upon tactics, and by n more than common method and e-jactness. In reality, when it comes to be consid- military discipline or what ungovernable in temper, and who at best could orilv be styled an alert and good militia, acting under very shoit enlistments, unclothed, and at all times very ill supplied with nmunition and ar tillerv; and that with such an army he id the ravages and progress of mar 40.000 veteran troops, plentiful- ly provided with every necessary arti. cle. commanded by the bravest officers in Europ nnd supported bv a very pow. crful navy, which effectually prevented all movements by w iler; when all Ihis comes to be impart! illy considered, we, may venture to pronounce that G -n- era! Washington may be regarded as one of the greatest military ornaments df the present age. G.'n. Washington is now in the for- nf his age; he is a tall well made man, rather large honed, nml has a tolerable teel address: his (3 i- mri s, urn manly and bol I. pyes rf a bluish cast, and very lively; his hatrr. deep brown, his face i-nther long, uml marked with the sn.iall his com pi-xion, sun bur.it and without mueh color, and counten mcc sensible, com-- p ised nnd thoughtful There is a re marU.ibli- air of dignity about him. with n sinking degree of gracefufness; he in excellent understanding, without yjickncss; is strictlyJjust, vigilanl -His; .HI affeection ite husbmc 1 'lUHiil friend, :i hitherto the ('euer ving'soldier; gi-nlle. in Ins itrmnsrs, in for the account, which such oppo-crs temper rather r.iservd a total stranger word; and inspired them with j lyful hopes of a immorl opposes! O' Mr. Edit ir my heiiit.sinks uithm me while I w.ile this. 1 in.mijk; has mm1 influence. They have tak--n the Evnn- jielisti They have employed Ober.in preachers. to ruligioiis prejudices, "liich have so often excited Christians of one denom. II. I must briefly notice the crime al- legcdbv the Evangelist. "We have violently shut out fr .m Pre-ihvter- ies, Conventions, pulpits, and churches. In all ecclesinstic.il judieatories. and U ahull be necessary to substantiate every one and licentiates, for the purpose of dis- of some, how he should pray i Of them by unimpeachable testimony. missing me from my pastoral charge. conventions, we have been d -med the in any particular, I will most cheerful1' oHin iry civilities rendered lo otherchris- correct it. ERASTUS COLE. Litchfield Oct. 8th, 1844. We the undersigned, members of the First Congregational Church in Litch- fiald, do hereby certify, that the above statement of facts, made by our pastor tian denominations." of other Presbyteries I will not speak than my own. They can speak for themselves. So far as Medina Presbytery is concerned, the charge is not true. ination to cut the throats of those of another; in morals he is irreproacha- ble, and was never known to exceed the bounds of the sliictcsl modjralinn and mo-t rigid tompurauce, ifi a word, all his Irieudsand acquaintance universal- ly allow, that no ever united in his own person a morcpirfect a'limceof tho virtnes of a with ihe ta'- ER.ASTU3 COLE. [entsof a caodir, sincerity, her facts, knowing mist meet all 1 have wntten in the Judgment. If 1 have failed in any thing, it is in dati I have written chi' fly from If I sh'ill be convinced that I have erred Till the fall of 1843, this Presbytery is according to our best kiwvled_.e and never failed to invite Obarl'n preachers lo sit as corresponding members, when present. Nor would they then have failed to do so; had not Oberlin men shut themselves out, by grossly violating min- isterial courtesy. The Presbytery has a rule, that a minister, who wishes to la- bor within our bounds, shall present his j papers to Presbytery; or a committee' belief, substantially correct. And furth- ermore, we have no hesitation in saying that our church has been divided solely by Oberlin influence. BIRDSEY NEVINS, Wm. A. SMITH, JRSSB NICKEUSOJV, JAMES NEVINS, AMOS SMITH, H NICKCKSON. Litchfield Oct. 8th, 1814, We the undeisigned, from our affibility and simplicity, to be the striking features of his .-liar .cter, till an occasion offers of the most deit-rmined biavery inrl indepen- dence of spirit. of the and obtain permission. In'sonal acquaintance with brolher Cole, a cirpcnlcr to his apprentice, I'm going away to-day, and want you to grind all the tools.'' "Yes, sir." Thectrpenter cam j home nt nigh' "William, have you ground ull lha toils right "A'i but tho sa'ul Bill, I could'fir t qu te all ihj of that." praspecls of lhe rity i vet it is not totally time will rise above all. _ large Manufactories are only mills of uny import ince burnt being Ihe Globe Factory, which if thesmalli-st in tlie iron Works, and Bakcwell Glass works. Various other si.nill tiiblishments were destroyed, b'U it is with great s itisfiction we aonounca that the great leading branches are com. pnrntively that business, so far as they are concerned, will go OB as usual. As for nur wholesale merchants in tho Grocery, Queens nil Dry Goods branches who were burnt, some number of them, will commence forthwith__ Some are wholly ruined, many much crippled, bul we believe lhe majority can go on as usual, and yesterday they were busy getting places of business and offi. ces. It is will) heirtfelt pleasure we ob- serve the fortitude with which they bear their losses. There is no sullenness; but a calm termined spirit which must carry them up again. The effect will he to set back for a momertt but we never had more confid -tice in the strength and spirit of our merchants to overcome it alljn It must not he supposed nf ihe city ware Goodi heavy houses out of the limits oT life burnt district And it fortunately pens too, th-it a large amount of grocer- ies from the east, for the city, had not iirrived. We report iherefore lhat, though lha c.tv is terribly shaken it U. neither ruined nor totally THE APPEAK.VNCE OF terday morning we walked around the Hurnt District. app'-afanc.! of" tilings is but an forest of walls, and chinoneys is and desolate heaps of brick ITU! mor'.ar. The fierce fire licked every combusti- ble cleanup. Nothing lhat v.-ould buro> escaped. The Wharf was covered with Merchandize of every desoription, furni- ture. and many piles which wenr rolled oul as it was thought beyond Ilia reach of the flumes; were Piles of burnt and pirtially consumed Coffee, Nails, Iron, Cotton, Pa- per, Tea were scnttered along it. Of tho Monongahcla Bridge, noth- ing remains, but a 'ong line uf burnt timber across the rifcr, between the ked piers, all over the hills piles of furn- iture, bedding, are scattered. Along tho s'reets the only valuable ble were safes which the Merchan the precaution to haul out of and it was .1 prudi.nl foresight as many of them proved of vtry little use. Among the ruins, crowds of peo- ple from other parts of Ihe city and country were wandering and gazing upon the scene. For ourselves, we nnre than once were lost, and had to look a. round for some well-known land-mark to lit the locality. INCIDENTS OF TUB afur the lire gut under headway, and lha Globe Factory began to burn, the Third Presbyterian Chuich was in most im. inineiit d.mg -r. The members of tlmt
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