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American Freeman (Newspaper) - September 15, 1847, Prairieville, Wisconsin FREEMAN, o VOL. 3. DEVOTED TO LIBERTY POLITICS, TEMPERANCE, EDUCATION, AGRICULTURE, MECHANIC ARTS, AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN; WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1847. NO. 45. AMEIUCAN FREEMAN, OLI2T, CO. orricE BACON MLACKWELL'H HI.OCK, THIRD TERMS. TwnJollarnper year, if paid in advance, or within three months; otherwise twenty-live canM m a'Uition for three wiH be rr.'iiiireU. All and remittances tout tlirmigh the Post Office, must PAIP andadcircss- rci 1 j OJ-IN, Puj.M'fl It Co POLITICAL. SHALL WE DO WITH IT. The of Scolt'a occupation of the Mexican capital for the present on a very slight foundation- Yel lhal event has not been al alt doubtful sinca but- tle of Gordo. A repulse would but! ensure it. We have given up the matter I certain since that deplorable The only ihiug that could prevent it was a previous negotiation for peace, and for lii-it our government seems lu waited till its patience only gave assurance, to Ihe enemy. There is, therefore no doubt thai Scoli cither has taken or will take Ihu cap- ital of the Aztecs. Mexico is in our power. Tin; only question is, what shall we do with il '1 he answer would be very if our gov- ernment were a monarchy in form. Bul lo such a republic as ours il is a very dif- ferent thing. We c.annol take thai for which wedeclaied ihu war, and go aboul our butiiissn, for no movial knows whal that is. The governmental functional it's whom we have been very .S.i n la Anna whom we past, for thai ex- not make peace wuhi us, for if they hxd any such disposition they would have doni- il before lhat c.ip- ilal was tansacked. We cunnot plunder the counlry of every thing valuable and i bring il home, because we me u republic. We have no jwrmanent king to play I hi: rogue io lhal manner, and ovir geneials are Dot quite aud independent enough to du it- The public sentiment would nut yel permit them lo do that, though il would be consistent with the old Hu- man discipline to do it. SCOU'H lirsl thing will he lo make peace, and to end he will have lo make govern- ment, nol a difficult operation in Alexico. Of course with nuch a government we, can make pace on our own icrmi. Tlmt Mich j a peace wilt ba submitted lo peaceably throughout Mexico is inconsistent wuh the I fact that peace has thus far been peisever- j refused by nearly nil Mexico. Il is j not possible lhat such a peace can be ob- served after cur bucks are turned. Il will only 11 bile we enforce is, just as il has existed while we have been conquering il. wt' are to have wilh Mexico, thus dictated, we .-hall pie- xenl the spectacle of a republic thai dis- cards standing armies, supporting iwo or three to enforce a foreign pe.ico. D.iring this lime, probably not a short one, in which we shall bj enforcing peace in Mexico, we may he enjoying a slice more or lest of .Mexican territory on i the annexation plan. But us there must In; an end of our military pence, cither hy, w is not lo bo hoped, or hy j thorough conquest and subjection of tliu conquered territory, the question uf iin- nex.iti.jn may as well diicussrd al unco.', This ii a quite different question Irom Ibat j of Ihe annexation of Texas, for lhat coun- try lilile else than n wilderness, wbeni Austin and bis f'ollovveis liisi set their feet ir. it, U has ni> towns, much less ci- ties. But the moment wo annex tlie whole or any purl of ihe settled -Mexican country, ihe what shall we do with ihe population sign them in our system? Shall we liiUc them as we did Ihe people <if LouUanu, n< we line! them, and make them This might answer if we had taken them forty years ngo, but for Ihe lust twenty years ihe people of Alexico have been in relations wholly incompatible wilh our southern institutions. mixed popula- tion h.iva been free and equal in political rights. The Iwo races, which our south- ern statesmen, Cloy and Calhoun, assert can never live together on terms of equal i- iv, are there doing no. Are free Indians and free us well us the deeendants of Spaniards, to be admitted lo our citizen- chip It is or exterminating probably. I The only plan which slaveholders C'.ni possibly agieeloii, lhal Ibe colored incesof' Mexico shall be re-enslaved, us a prepara- tion for the admission of Ihe Mexican Stales into our free and glorious Union. How operation, will be effected by what co-operation on ihe part of the rent of the civilized world, is not for us to soy. We ihink (he of a steam guillotine, to cat off Ihe of all the Mexican races, without leaving a 'greaser' or a grease spot of the whole of them, would be n much more feasible plan, for it must be remem- bered that before n mart can be enslaved he and before the ch.ippnrHis and could be all locked over and thoroughly combed out, Ihe last day would come. If admit Mexican to our Union 'without tuch preparation, they catch or we are mistaken__ They may make what they pleas-v ihe restoration of fugitive, slaves, for such Stales, but it will bo waste paper. Mexican population will absorb runa- ways like a sponge. The lately of slave property in a country out of the quration. Only frre labor can be employ- ee! there, and only from free can there, Ihe now frae bUofea are Such; and complicated is the ques- tion, we lo do wilh Mexico now bava got U If the slaveholders do not curM their stars lhat they ever urged otir army across the we will consent to be put in any corner of Bedlam which they may select. If we their per- opal enemy we could not wish them wotfe than they have bid up themsflves. But we are hot; and though we rejoicn Ibat will be than promoted by tfcw war for iis extfiision, wo dep'ore the which it is cost, not only the South, but (he whole ROCK COUNTY LIBERTY CON- VENTION. The above Convention met at Janesville, on 1st day of September, 1S47, accor- ding to previous notice. The following is B list of Ihe delegates present, from the dif- ferent towns Ttillle, A. L. Hawel, A. A. Crandatl, iliram Wood, Cyrus Eanies, A. Oilbert, James Peck, John fll. Daniells, John Wallace, R.'P. Crane. Janesville Joseph Spalding, Alien Woodle. Ml. Anson Dickenson, Phineas Arnn, Kcv. Khen Childs, Joseph Dean. i'mciultt ilirara Foot. Cushman. Codding. On motion, Thomas Tuttto, of Beloit, was called to the Ch.iir, and K. P. Crane, chosen Secretary. The following candi- dates were then nominated to he support- ed the pnsning election. For Eatnes, of of JJeloit; Joseph Spalding, Junesvilte. Woodle, of Janes- villu Thomas Tuttle of Be- loit. Clerk of Board of ion Dickens'jii, ot'Mount Xiun. Jacob Cuxhman, of Rock. County Joseph Dean. On motion, Keyotvnii, That this Conven- tion iipjirtivi1 of the nornmiition of I Coil-j dinij.of D llollan.of .Milwua- kee, and Cliailes I'urkefof as to tliw Pri'hidetltiul t tit Bollalo; of Chnrlrs DiuUee, of SoutUporl, to Congress THUS. Cfi'a. H P. Crime. Sue. We liL-artiiy thank friend Wright for so just a rubtiUe and so well laid on. Tlie reader must not fail to rend the follow- ing. We hardly prepared to believe our own senses, when wt; read the biutal reinuiks of Qu.ncy as seen below. JilUOTRY. is the arch (iend of this gnne world. Did he always stand out in his own drapery of sable and soot, thero would be hl.le trouble with hnn. JJul he takes the of ruligion, of spirituality, even of freedom anil liberality. theru is one certain of hisi presence Jt is the At dial sail bourn all mi'iely liu- inan qnaireis erase. Iluniiinily there un- the bow, lets fall the battle. and j weeps with J full heart over the pioslralej brother, laid in his long sleep. MeuU- eyed Ch.irilj bends over Ihe collin. ifiitem-, tiers all deeds and forgfls and for- i gives tin.1 ill ones. But there i-. that comes wilh rudeiiianiirr nnd siiee.mii; lips, plucks aside this winding sheet, BXposts every j .scar mill del xtnity, and spurns collin vi ith ii (jjrin ol conlemp'.. That is No niiitler il clothed in the ol the holies! fi eedom imii !he must liliWillcss j ii Ji llie liend that IIIIN kindled till the uulo da JLS and Siniih- j livid liies, mul invented all lluun'.i- screws thai have jet been used in the ab-I surd woik ot making all men think alike i To unniiisk HO foul a fiend is not a pleas-, ant task for a tine summer's day in '.lie j year 1H-17. Hut it may bo a tusk winch' one can not null a gond cons-deuce, avoid- I We have n east- on hand to-day. The i public generally lire well the i late l-iev. Amos A. Phelps was onf uf the most eliicient practical working men that the Auii-fcil.ivery movement has called him more than to any oliier tnltn, il ii oumg that atili-slavery facts Imvu luken possession of every corner of the tree Si.lies. If ho hnd never .vanl or written n v.'ord himself, this would be true. Hi1 had a Htirpiisicij; faculty of mid setting olbeis at woilt. Did any nble document appear It was by hit. toil ami energy thai a copy of it was! placed before every leading mind in the. country. It was by his geneialship that 1 any and body was j in.ulu 11 thvatie fof the ixgilition of tliisj great subject. ]Jut ha wrote and spoke j much and wt-ll himself. lie was prudent and wise in this, but no lime-server. He never lacked courtesy or diynity, bul no man can say thai he ever concealed the j cdgo of anli tdiivpry truth. He gave up for Ihe stave a in Uis dunomiiiH- tinn which wn-jus high as thai of any Rub- bi's of his in the, land- tie stood t'urlh hy Ihe of such men us Garrison anil Liindy, and Thompson and Aithur Tappan, when public indignation and priest- ly clamor were holiest against ihem. Aud he never breathed the thought that there was any merit in thit He never ed of his sncrilices ut all- Bul he never up his religious faith. Ilu was n faithful man and peculiarly hopeful. Cut olfand utfas he was by Ihe religion ists of his aect, und uncompromising as he wos in rebuking them, he never gave up their forms of doctrine. He was an ortho- dox minister, with a mind liberal enough ami n heart enoagh to work in a good cauaa wilh Unitarians, Infidels, or any body. Vet he dilit red with icine of his .fellow- laborers as to Ihe proper mode of conduct- ing the American Anti-Slavery Society. Whnhrr he was' right or wrong in that difference is not 4 of any moment to onr present point. He took one side, and Metsrs. Garrison, Qnincy, and took the opposite on several questions more or lau connected with abolitionism, but nol pettaioiog to tiwencc of it. The general opinion come to be that there lome wrong and some right on both sidm. The difference in the or- ganization of two anti-slavery societies in- stead of one. Mr. though much of the time since earning in spite of pov- erty and proscription his bread by pro fessional labor, never abated his zeal in ihe anti-slavery cause. At Ihe very time he was deriving support flam the orthodox' he was dealing more powerfully and faithfully than any other man wilh Ihe great orthodox idol, the American Board of Commission- ers for Foreign Indeed, those of all other who best knew him, may be if lied on to .testify that 'no man ever more plainly consulted his crovictions of duty rather than, his interests, in all lhat he did. But supposing he had yielded .to his pressing necessities, to wayward pas- sions, to his instilled His ca- reer is closed, and his billurest enemies might be expected to be at pence with him Not so the Liberator, under the editorial cure of Edmund Quincy Etq who claims to be a scholar and n gentleman, and of course is not ignoinnl of the Roman maxim, mortuia nil bonum.' Thai pnper noticing ihfs death of Mr. Phelps, gives liirii qualified praise for his career up to IS'10, and closes thus We need nol recapitulate the events of ihm disgraceful period, or ihe pail he look in them. Verily he had his reward Ha no doubt, in some degree believed the hsguriinces of his clerical brethren, that if Garrison and his crew were discarded, they were ready lo come in and make anti- slavery and respectable. He did the work rquired of him, and found huiisi-li despised and neglected for his pains, by llie very men who appointed him his task. He losl his self respect, and the respect of Ins old associates, (who, he knew, had been his Ir je friends) and he gained only llip contempt and neglect of the men he. wished to conciliate, tie was never for- given, hy the llabtiies of his sect for his cirly fidelity, nnd he remained a tabootd man to lha end of life. Poor Phelps! he had h.ird treatment; no- worse thnn lie deserved, but not al tlttir hands, lie had the Fiee Church in the Marlboro' Chapel, a very subordinate situation, for a few months, and was insulted at ils ihreshliold by the most pro-slavery min- ister of his denomination in Boston. He was afterwards appointed to feed swine ol his mn-itiTs as minister al large nexl sunk lo be editor of the American the Foreign Reporter at New York and, were nut dcgiaila'.ion enough, ended hi? life, Could woise (lisLjT'aco fin inanhuK) lull ?T) Curivsp.indmg Keillor of the Kra M Washington Hi) is put down in the of morlalily as having died cf pulmonary consumption but if the. seeds of his disease could bu tra- ced to their origin, we believe they would be found to have laken rool in those long gnat! ilays. He hfid sensibility enough anii knew the value of personal honor. He felt IliB loss of the he had for- feited, and was conscious that he had de- served iho loss of the good opinion upon which those friendships were Audio lose il all for nolhmg His con- science was nol of so robust a complexion us that of some of his compeers, nnd these things preyed upon his soul. We believe they shortened his life. Had he nevei been an abolitionist, or had he remained we hnve no duubtihat he would have been sull in Ihe midst of life.. His fate was a one, but not without its It'tson of Proli Pudor! E Irnund Quincy, Esq., I liie. noble and gentle, the well descended I nnd the weallby, man who writes anti- slavery articles in a JNuw England palace and lives on the inleresl of money earned by bis ancestors For shame! He upon whose, coflin you thus spit your gentleman- ly venom worked his passage and paid his u-fty in llii.i which you will proba- bly never do. lie. might by flattery anil fawning have kept certain valuable friend- shins, doiilil'fHS, bul il is considered jims- iufe iu he could differ from jour Holiness mid yet he sinceie. It is I possible lhat he did nol afterwards get the special favors of his old friends, ihu Hub- bard Dr. Andersons, because he would nol flatter them. It is, in short, that lie was an independent and j honest man. This being the case, eveiy thing bul black frozen-hearted bigotry be- lieves, Ihe besl ami weeps over his grave. Had your silk-gloved anti-slavery high- ness his funeral and thrown street on his coffin, it would not have been more shocking to every right-minded per- son, than the base and dastardly imputa- tions, which you have thrown upon his fair fame, and through thai, upon Ihe fair fame of every anti-slavery man and wo-j man, bolh of the organization and the old. We are unfeignedly sorry to SCR the shame of such narrowness of soul and abominable bigotry resting upon any mortal But as a man, a journalist, an abolitionist, and a friend of ihe deceased, we could not refuse this rfljrt to have it rest where it belongs. So far as Mr. Quincy is con- cerned, it appears that death is to be no termination of Ihe unhappy feud between old and new organization, but lo the last sand of eternity Ihe men who presumed to direct a machine, the Emancipator, ihe result of Iheir own (oil, and money, are to be pursued by Ihe advocates of Iht- highest Freedom1 wilh Ihe charge of having stolen it, because ihey could nol count noses against a aleamhoat load of Boston abolitionists. There is this sal- isfaclion in regard1 in thin oltra-ponlifieal intolerance, is now' confined lo ttco or three persons. NEW OBLSATIS IN YELLOW FEVER TIME. olent of life in New Orleans, you find blank. Here you see a solitary citizen, who, through his business, is obliged to remain tugging at his. and another who, from cauae or otherr potUi occupation after him, in the name inilmr that a dray-horse polls his load. The Le- vee is denerlerf, and tbe forests of masts thai skirled it have dwindled down to al- most nothing. The that in the Winter tima were filled wilh all sorts of happy, joyous persons, aro now si most desolale, and in tact the whole appearance of our city is sadly against the prevalence of health. It is useless to conceal tlie fact are now in Ihe very centre of an ep- O. Delta, 14th ult. a contrast it makes lo j compare our city the preienl time wilh what it U io the Winter tcason. One may look upon populous streets, that during other aeaiom are crowded wilh Ihe brave, the beautiful and Ihe fashiona- ble, and yet now could scarcely find any- thing lo relieve trm eye. your gaze from SI. Paler up of finding filled with ail that is ted- CORIIESPONDKNCE. Ltsiios, SEPT. 7th, 1847. Dear ttmlher Codding The following question haa been put to-, some of our IJielhren in ibe Ministry, who are members of ihe M. E. Rock River Conference 'What was done wilh ihe address aud documents, relating to lUe fa- slaving of two yaung women by Mr. Mitchell, which the Liberty Association of Wisconsin forwarded by a committee lo your Conference.'1 Some of ihe moinhers of the Conference simply return to thia question the following reply The com- miiti'e who presented thetn, after the busi- ness had progressed somewhat, withdrew them.' _ j This answer involved llie mailer in some obscurity to the mind of at least one of our leading anti-aUvery brethren, (Rev. N A brief stnlement of the fads of the case, however, removed the mjsls lhat were settling aiound il, and as other minds might labor under the same difficul- ty, and might be relieved by the same process, 1 propose, by your courtesy, lo present to llie public ihe slalement I made to him, not intending by this, however, to anticipate Ihu repott which liie committee on the case will malte at ihe next annual meeting of the Liberty Association. During the session of ihe Conference, in August, I visited Chicago, and through Ihe kind agency of Br. Peck, of Soulbport, placed in ihe hands of Bishop Waugh the address and documents, agreeably lo the arrangement of the committee, and the or- der of Ihe Liberty Association. The Bish- op staled from his chair to the Conference iisvmbled, ihe chin.icier of Ihe documents and address, which hi; had received, and by a vutu of the Conference, they wece referred to a commillee, which committee had been previously appointed lo invesli- ir.ilo a matter of difficulty existing between Mr. Mitchell and the official members of the street Church, in Chicago. Allhis stage of ihe proceedings, a promi- nent member of the Melhodisl Church, one who is an active Liberty man, sug- gested to me ihe propriely of my with- drawing the documents which bad been presented to the Conference, slating aa a reason fur my so doing, that a committee pf the Cl.irk slieel Church broughl in be- fore the committee to whom the documents were referied, eight charges against Mr. Mitchell, and that specifications under one of Ihe charges were lhat he had sent two free young women from Wisconsin into chnllel it was possible lhat Mr. Mitchell nitghl. denounce lha whole move- ment as being (ibulilioii persecution, bul lie could not do this if the documents were withdrawn, and they might then be called up by of evidence. In reflecting on the subject it appeared to me that the efforts of the Clark street Church, would secuie Conference action, which the Liberty Association were'aim- ing to hence that ihe wilhdiaw- ing of Ihe documents would be justified by ihe Association, il il tended to oe.cure thul provided that no unfavorable itn- j pvesaion would be produced by such wilh- dru There was danger however, lest some minds should seine upon the fact of the withdrawal, and use il in such a manner as to biing odium on the Liberty Associa- tion, by asserting thai it was unable to maintain the position il had assumed in re- lation to Mr. had backed out in a disgraceful manner; and they might possibly adduce ihe wjlhdrawal of Ihe doc- uments, as a proof of ihe innocence of Mr. Mitchell. For the purpose therefore of harmoniz- ing, on the one hand, as far as I could con- sistently wilh our Melhodisl brethren who hau" undertaken in behalf of God's poor, I consented lo ihe withdrawing of ihe docu- menls fur two or three days, and lo guard on the other hand, against any unfavora- ble impressions which evil-disposed, or uninformed persons, might endeavor lo produce. 1 f laled, expressly, that the doc- uments Inight be considered as withdrawn fur two or 'three dnys mly, and ut the eud of thai tune they would be presumed again, and thai if il was necessary to obtain a vole of Iho Conference in order that I might do this, then 1 would on no account with- draw them, as 1 feared the impression that such a vole would create. The member of the church who proposed the withdrawal agreed wilh this sentiment, and I proposed to him to lake charge of Ihe mailer, and act for me as agent. On entering the Conference the nexl morning, 1 was surprised to find a spirited debate going on, a motion before the body thai leave be given lo the committee lo withdraw the documents. Very ly, however, to the relief of my the molion was withdiawn. 1 afterwardi informed that a resolu- tion passed in tbe that ihe be and then returned to the, committee who presented them. In Ihe debate above referred to, Eldars James Mitchell, John T. Mitchell, end Slebbins, strenuously advocated the neces- sity of retaining the documents and having a thorough investigation. When, huwov- er, the committee came to lhal charge in the list of Mr. Mitchell staled that he not prepared to go into a trial. 1'he comnniUeo reported' ibis matter to Coafcreace, stating that to Mr. had declined going in- to an invesligatMM of the matter, and rec- oniending the appointment of a committee to try the case. The Conference proceed- ed to appoint a committee of five before whom the trial is to take place when Mr. Mitchell in ready, as Ihe parly preferring the charges were ready at the Conference. Mr. Mitchell has been superannuated for one year. This, 1 believe, is the first instance in lha history of the Methodist body where a member has been superan- nuated, wilh charges Which he was not prepared to meet, standing against him. It is ihe duly of the committee on his case to henr the statemeutH of bulb parties, make a record of them, and report to the next Conference, when each parly will in-1 trodtice additional testimony if they desire it, and address the body and then will the voltt of the Conference be taken. One additional thought. Three speak- ears spoke in favor of the retaining of the documents, and urged aa a reason for so doing, the puWicily of the mailer, and ils extensive agitation. Three other speakers urged the appointing of a committee of five to try Ihe case, each of whom argued the necessity of it from the agitated btute of the public mind relative to it. From this it will be seen lhal the docu- ments are lo be copied, and the copy is lo be reserved by the committee to be used in the trial. Yours for Liberty, EDWARD MISCELLANY. POUGHKEEPSIE SEEK.1 We have been anxiously wailing to see the book of young Davis, or some notice of it, ever since seeing in the New York pa- pers, the glorious and almost impossible objects which il promised to realize. The following candid and able nolsce we lake from the Weekly Chronotype. It must interest the curious among our readers. Our readers will remember that our New York Correspondent announced some weeks ago a remarkable book an forthcom- ing, lo be enliiled The Principles of Na- ture, her Divine Revelations, and u Voice to Mankind; by and through ANDHKW JACK- SON DAVIS, the Poughkrepsie Seer' nnd Clairvoyant.' Published by S. S. Lyon he company of ihe triosl ultra There U a certain thread of order in the general arrangement of thu book, but in the particular lectures then is tautology, and the important cooclu- siona are mixed up with nonsense. It is evidently work of an uneducated mind, in remarkable elate of mental mind full of which ii does not know how to express, and of remembered of which il not know (he use. Sidtt by side with the most important truths, first developed in Ihe commonly called or in those of or Fourier, Of Dr. Channing, or Theodore Parker, are the Oallest common-places, such might bo looked for in a school buy's 'composition.' by llie way, goes lo convince us that Mr. Fishbuugh, thu scribe, has been faith- ful and honesl, if, lo make the book arid readable, he had used the lit- erary acumen which he displays in his in- troduction, lie would have pruned it of at Ifdst half ils wordy exuberance. As il is, the book has not the stighiecl chance in ihe wor'd lo become even so much as Ihe and prolix of Swedonborg, which, in spile of their very interesting doctrines, have lain buried in ll.eir for a couple of generations. The ctctari.ins of Ihe popular Theology may smooth down their hair and unfasten llieir tongues from llie roo'.'s of iheir moulhs, fur there is not Ihe slightest danger lo Iheir creeds from infidelily' when done up in stcli a book as this. We miglil fill our for weeks wilh ihe most satisfactory of what have said, copied from ihe book, bul we urcjf-r lo leave our to read lor themselves. If it should turn out that we are mista- ken, and lhal Mr. Davis has added lo the stock of his knowledge and as tlie book will not, lhat we there- by proved any better worth perutal. A- miii'ii a gretil deal which no doubt the rev- el.ilor honestly believed he vpirilually saw nnd but which we set down as idle speculalion and dreaming, there is n deal of important fact and rational conclusion. There is a moral tone and temper, a calm catholicity of spirit, which is admirable. The motto of tbe first part of the book, is itself worth its price, what- ever that may be. But if some mailer of English had taken io hand the leading thoujrhts of the great writers, which thine through the misls of Davis's Revelations, and thrown them into a compact readable Ihioli of one quarter the size, he would done a much greater service to hu- ni.inily. We look upon Davis's book as an effect rnlhur than as a cause. It shows what tin' great seeing and ihinking minds are doing for Ihu world. They make a far deeper impression upon the. mass than is perceived. Mesmerize any fair recipient mind, any where in broad Christendom, under nny false creed or system, and deliv- er it from the old surrounding influences, anil we presume you will find in it lhal calm faith in God, lhal hope ot progress and deep unbigoled brotherly love which have been fuuud in young Davis. In ibis sense the book before us is a revelation. The world gels leal reveUlions as fast us it is reaHy to receive them, nnfl it is ready to receive false ones much faster than it gels When WB say this book will not win a popular reception, we the ofLiiion that H is nol whal may be called nn imposition, except so far as its authors have imposed upon themselves. even, and a small rut in made, the wheel of a loaded wagoo will H-rnpe along the ends for MOM before il will lita Of- lo the lop of ibepJaolt, unlpti (tag. on direction m-arly rovd but iflhe wheel cannot move two feet forward without coming square ugamat the of a printing plunk, difficul- ty of gelling tin the mad is Stietttijic American ALL is WELL ihe hum of husj. ness has ceased n; a populous i-iiv fanner nnd stiil mole f.iint Bruits ihe luui'lk .mil rt-vehy, and llu- Heavy uf this straggler upon ihv pavement u solitary nnd unearthly souu.l; v, lien liusli- ed eveiy murn.ur, and mUlnighl UVIT ihe pulacu ai.d I IK- bul, who, in that stiil moment, wdvn from lha tnrret nud: fruin the towtr peals tlx- pussmg hour, not been sUrlled Ly llie cry all from the guardian watchman of the night, amrbeen soothed and calmed by the ic of ihe AH not ike young mother us she leans over Ihe feveiail roueh, and the drath damp from ihe inarbltt brow of her ouly child, nor with Ihe ry of pleasure as he prays for Ihcj dawning of light, hoping ihe pain by the inlttxicuAing cup, mvi incnitor wilhiii tlut wall tells him ofdmn- ning an-l acciuscd deeds of gone noi with the oppressor of tlir widow aud orphan, ns he the sugiplicntions of his with the slK'eniDin, heivulds the scrptre of power and the diadem of glory paaitng aw.iy the gambler in Ihegor- saloon, as chaffing rw seizes with gaunt and hnnd the dice-box, j pleiisarvs of a home once rendered dear, I but for his own turpilirde. And oh! the heart of his wile, and which clung to him, and will fondly cling lo him (o the lasl. To all that cry sounds like a funeral brings m'ilhrr hope nor consolation when the last huui of man haa Ireen life flickcts in the sock- et. Happy the person who run look calm- ly back to the past, and pulling (hut ques- tion to his hear the gladdening, Iho heart cheering response f'rmn the unerring monitor within, all it THE BIBLE. How comes ii lhat lliis litlle volume, composed by humble men in n rude age, when art and science were in their child hoed, has exerted more influence on the human mind and on ihe social system, than all other books put comes it that this bonk has achieved such mm velous charges in ihe opinions of man- kin banished idol a- boli.ohed inf.inlic.-ide pul down poly- gamy and the condition of women raised the standard be puninhed for Ihesrtmc aiutvo tying within our reach the oilier beyond it. One- isOnds tin-1 (her, man's. From God's Hereafter, we me sepalated by tlie death by all Ihe mysteries of another nnd spiritual wouild from onr own Hcre- aftfr, we aro nol ueparnted ;rt nil. be- long lo have grown lo wliBl- cver mystery ther'- bf, it lhal transparent curtain al moat, tdiiminrrinx within our lench, and nlvuiys ready loolwv our will, if that will be e.imesl; varying from in thickness, ihroiigh which no man may see, lo of kindling air, u hen the bfighl suii is up, accordrng lo our and the irtciulTannest uf our faith, Try E LOST One of the hour glass of time is beyond comparison, more precious than gold. In Holding more ruinous, or mure lo bring on- availing Ik-tier lo throw money than moments for tunu is much more than money. As lose our we incur nn increasing ti.-knf lot-ing souls. 'The life blood ul ibo soul out in waded lime.' The years which hare winged Iheir flight have gone to the recording and whal is the report they hornn lo heaven W.ll ihe record leglify for or nfiainsl us, the throne of ihe Kan of M m thall be sent, and the books tkall lie A GEM rno.vr FJ.AVKI.. Chiifit did much work for God in n n-ry silent mnn- ntn he labored dilligeiitly, bul did nol spoil his work, when he wrought it, by ra'O ostentation. When he had preuvd charily in of mercy and bounty to men, he would liuiuhly up the glory of it will) charjji-, tell nn man.' Mult. viii. 4. Ho oo popular air. Oh Imitate your palitvn work hard for God, nnd let mil pride blow uuoh it when you hare done. It diffi- cult fiT man to do much, und nol value himieif loo much fur il. What changes, an; in 9 ft'W Our fiiend.-, ch.irg-1 -we and every llimg arouE'i

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