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Wednesday, J'uly 22, 1857
iton. F. PACIKER, of I.yeoming.
lion. 'WILLIAM STRONG., of Berks.
Democratic County Convention..
The Democratic voters of the respective townships and
boroughs of Huntingdon county, aro requested to meet in
delegate meeting at their usual places for the holding of
the Delegate Elections, on Saturday, the Sth day of August
next, between the hours of 5 and 7 o'clock P. N., opening
the meeting and keeping it open during the whole time,
for the purpose of electing two delegates to represent
them in a Democratic County Convention to be held at
the Court House in the borough of Huntingdon on Wi'd
wesday- evening, the 1217 t day of August weal, at 7 o'clock
P. It., to place in nomination a Democratic County ticket,
appoint three 'Senatorial Conferees, elect a delegate to the
next State Convention, and transact such other business
as may be thought necessary for the proper organization
of the party. WH. COLON, Chairman.
It, D. PETRI:REX. Seerdary.
We would enjoin it upon our demo
cratic fellow-citizens in every borough and
'township in the county to respond to the
above notice "of the County Committee, and
turn out on the day named, and assist in the
selection of good, true and reliable men as
delegates to represent them in the County
Convention. In order to secure success at
the approaching fall election, it will be ab
solutely necessary that we present an unob
jectionable ticket for the suffrages of the
people, or, in other words, men of ability,
honesty, and popularity—men in whom the
people can place the utmost confidence; and
not old, galled, worn out, despised office
seekers, of which, we rejoice to say, the
Democratic party of Huntingdon county has
few. The cause of Democracy in our county
has latterly been on the ascendant, and every
indication argues its future preponderance,
if the party will scrupulously adhere to the
Jeffersonian qualification of candidates for
office, and nominate those possessed of "hon
esty and capability," and who have been at
all times, and under all circumstances, true
to the principles of the party. And to secure
this end our fellow-democrats should select
men of judgment, discrimination, and in
to represent them in the Conven
tion which is to place in nomination the
county ticket to be supported at the fall elec
number of this Magazine, of which our friend,
MAX. GREENE, ESq.; is editor, will be issued
in about a month. This publication posses
ses a larger list of distinguished contributors
than any other in this State, and perhaps in
the country. The Harrisburg Tel says
—"lts pages will be stored with articles from
the pens of some of our most celebrated states
men ; and, from a perusal of some of the pro
ductions, we can safely assert that its reading
matter will be of the most interesting and
able character. Mr. Greene himself is a
writer of considerable note, and fully able to
conduct a periodical such as this is intended
to be. We trust the Magazine will receive
the patronage we feel assured it will merit.
THE CROPS.-It is gratifying to us to an
nounce that the crops throughout our county
look exceedingly fine, and will be equal to if
they do not exceed those of last year. Should
the weather prove favorable during harvest
we feel quite sure that our farmers generally,
will be able to boast of the largest and best
crops of wheat and rye they have had for
several years. The oat crop, we believe, will
be the largest ever raised in Huntingdon
county ; and the corn promises an advance
on the average yield in both quantity and
quality. The kindness of Providence we
think will, this year, interfere with the
machinations of heartless speculators.
The Cresson. souse
This large and magnificent building on
the summit of the Allegheny Mountain near
Cresson station, on the Pennsylvania Railroad,
is a favorite summer resort, and arrangements
are making to bring it into competition with
other noted - places. s Many visitors arc there
at present, and we learn that every day in
creases the number. Bath houses are being
erected there on an extensive scale, and
every other requisite which it has not already,
will be added, to make it one of the most
comfortable and pleasant summer resorts in
the State.
SECRETARY LASS.—It is stated that Gen.
Cass, for the first time in many years, yielded
to the solicitations of the President and dined
with the Cabinet a. few days ago. It is also
stated that he was waited upon by some friends
a few days since, who came to him having
legitimate business to transact with his de
partment. General Cass said: "Office-seek
ing in men, women and children has become
our national malady. God only knows how
it is to be checked, or in what direction the
cure lies." This was in response to the state
ment of two old friends who called on him
simply to pay their respects, and assured him
they were not about to ask his aid to obtain
office. "I am very glad to hear you say so,
Gentlemen, and very glad to see you." The
eneral looks remarkably hale and vigorous
for his years. So mach for abstemious and
strict habits, and his imperturable cheerful
ness and good temper.—Baltimore Sun.
Shipments of Coal
The - shipments of coal from the Broad Top
mines for the week ending Thursday, 16th
July, were 1,505 tons ; for the year, 41,595
Bedford Springs, Pa.
Under this heading, we notice a letter in a
late number of the N. Y. Herald, which is a
monstrous big lie from beginning to end, and
forces the conviction upon our mind, that the
author is either a paid tool, or an unscrupu
lous, revengeful, disappointed sponge.
The writer commences his attack by com
plaining of the "infliction of a whole night
in Philadelphia!" Was he turned out of
doors, for want of money, and forced to sleep
in the streets, or beg for Quarters in a low,
"dusty, musty, cramped tavern ?" If so, he
shoUld have written e i liction! But believ
ing the village of Philadelphia will survive
his venom, we will meet him at the next point
of his attack—Huntingdon. How he got
here is a mystery to us, but he was here, and
as report says, without money enough to put
up at a first-class hotel—and as our landlord
had no idea of being fleeced by carpet-saek
gentry, who travel to watering places, boast
ing of more brains than cash, the individual
exposed his situation accidentally, and was
politely informed that the hotel was"eramped."'
Hence his resort to some " dusty, musty,
cramped tavern," the whereabouts of which
we have not learned. But we here convict
him of wilful, deliberate lying, when he com
plains that passengers to the Bedford Springs,
by this route, must "endure another night"
in Huntingdon. That his intention was to
travel over the route as a "dead head," or to
wreak his vengeance in a New York paper,
is palpably manifest. Passengers for the
Bedford Springs, arriving in Huntingdon from
the East by the evening train, have sufficient
time to reach the 33road Top cars, but are
not detained one half hour; and passengers
in the morning, have one hour's time to break
fast. So passengers from the East have the
advantage of gaining the connection of two
trains in one day; and those arriving in the
western trains, are not detained at any time
more than a couple hours, except those arri
ving in the night trains. It appears that the
scribbler was fully satisfied with the Hun
tingdon & Bread Top Rail Road, as he has
not a word of disparagement to utter. Prob
ably he euchered a free pass over the road—
by no other way can we account for his si
lence on that subject, as every place and eve
rything else but the railroild between Hun
tingdon and Bedford—Hopewell, Hopewell
dinner, coach, horses, driver, men, women
and children, fall under his vengeance. He
says lie walked and swam alternately over
mountains " cut up, cut down and qua ;mired"
—" arrived. at Bedford after. six mortal and
melancholy hours—and such a town, and
such a people—they all look sour kroutish,"
and so on. He then launches out against
the Bedford Springs, the water, the building,
and the proprietors, in a style decidedly five
, pointish! The secret of all which is, we
learn, the refusal of Col. Gossaun, the pro
prietor of the Springs, to accede to his impu
dent demand of "rooms and accommodations
for the season," in return for letters to be
written by himself to New York papers, puf
fing the Springs, as the best watering place
in the United States! So much for his let
ter; but where did he got money enough to
secure its publication in the New York Her
, ald ? In explanation, it may be stated that
at the conclusion, he "Puffs" Saratoga!
But the Bedford Springs continue to be
visited by persons from all parts of the United
States. The travel over the Broad Top Road
is daily increasing, and we learn from the
Bedford Inquirer, that there are already sev
eral hundred at the' Springs. Since the erec
tion of the new buildings, there are accom
modations for at least one thousand people,
besides several hundred can be accommoda
ted in the borough of Bedford, in a superior
manner. The fare at the Bedford Springs is
not, and cannot be surpassed by Saratoga, or
any other watering place in the country,
however lying newspaper scribblers may as
sort to the contrary.
Post, referring to the efforts of the Black
Republican editors to foment a quarrel be
tween Democrats, says : " The attempt is
useless. Individual Democrats may differ in
opinion, and honestly differ; but as for a
Democratic quarrel, such a thing exists only
in the morbid visions of Black Republican
A VERY OLD FIRE EN - ousE.—The Lehigh
Register says the first fire engine used in the
United States is in the neighboring town of
Bethlehem, and still in working order. It
was built in London, in 1659, and shipped
to Philadelphia, where it was in service
many years—until the manufacture of do
mestic and more modernized " mersheons"
was established, when it passed into the
hands of the 33ethlehemites, who now greatly
revere it as a memento of " auld lang sync."
we hear more cheering accounts of reward
for the farmer's toil. The Albany Argus
says•summer though somewhat late in com
ing, is with us is all its glory and power.—
Nature responds to its influences, and the
crops are coming forward with astonishing
rapidity. The corn crop, about which so
much croaking has been indulged, will put
on a different complexion during the week,
and with fall, the yield may yet prove an av
erage one. All other crops' arc more than
usually proinising,"and the prospects of the
husbandman arc certainly not discoura
The Court Proclamations, Jury and
Trial Lists will be found on the fourth page.
From the Washington Union.
Know-Nothingism, its origin, rise and
Disappointment is ever fruitful of schemes
to revive hopes and secure long-sought but
unattained objects. The democratic and whig
parties contained ambitious men whose merits
had not been estimated by their party friends
according to their standards, and, consequent
ly, had met with political disappointments
which they could not bear with patient resig
nation. _Know Nothingism originated in
these disappointments, and was nursed into
activity by newly inspired hopes. The ori
ginators sought to organize a new party, of
which they should become the profiting lead
ers, which should appeal to the pride of birth
place ; and to prejudices supposed to be easily
excited against a religion not well understood
and professed by few born within the Union;
and to secure the advantages of a popular
name, the new party was christened "Amer
ican," although based upon an illiberality
and a bigoted prejudice foreign to the prin
ciples and instincts which secured. liberty in
Conscious that the principles upon which
the scheme was based could not bear the test
of open public scrutiny, they were veiled in
secresy, and all its arrangements, views, and
objects were sealed with an oath. To guard
those whose discretion could not be trusted
from the danger of revelations, all were
charged, upon leaving their secret political
lodges, to make one uniform reply to every
possible question, and to say I "know noth
ing," which conferred the name by which
the party has been distinguished. This
scheme of closing the mouth with a falsehood
avoided an avowal of indispensable princi
ples and precluded a discussion which would
have proved their fallacy and their hostility
to real American principles. Before the pub
lic was aware of the existence of an organi
zation, disappointed democrats and whigs
often drew into and subjected to the influence
of those midnight political conclaves suffi
cient numbers to secure a triumph at the
polls, and especially in cities where secret
combinations are most easily managed.—
Many were duped ; the managers assuring
unsuspecting democrats that, in the end, the
democracy would be benefitted, while the
like unblushing assumption that ivhigism
would alone be benefitted was made to un
suspecting whigs. A few leading spirits con
trolled everything in every part of the United
States, and the masses were sworn to obey,
and vote as they directed, exercising neither
independence or judgment for themselves,
thus submitting to a political slavery unequal
led within our limits. The leaders ordered
their subordinates when and how to vote, and
whom to expel from the polls, and directed
the application of force when deemed neces
sary and safe to prevent their adversaries
from exercising the privileges of freemen.—
In the execution of the lodge edicts, blood
has been freely shed in this city, Balthnorb,
New Orleans, and other cities, including Lou
isville, where the torch, as well as the mus
ket and bludgeon, wreaked vengeance even
upon innocent women and children. Suc
cesses thus acquired were naturally tempo
rary. The secret oaths and contrivances for
controlling the well-meaning and ignorant
were revealed by those whose conscientious
ness could not be longer reconciled to them.
The denunciations which honest indignation
and patriotic feeling heaped upon these wretch
ed and wicked contrivances carried convic
tion to thousands that such oaths and contri
vances constituted treason to morals, religion,
and liberty, and thereupon they commenced
the work of renouncing them. The leaders
were compelled, at least in form and pretence,
to abandon their secret operations, including
their oaths, tending to screen guilty breth
ren, even in courts of justice, and come be
fore the people with a public declaration of
political principles upon which they profes
sed to stand. From that day the doom of
know-nothingism was sealed.
Thirty States last fall ignored and repudi
ated the illiberal and narrow principles of
the order. To Maryland alone was reserved
the distinction of an apparent approval of
what her thirty sisters had emphatically con
demned. It is due to her to add that the re
corded vote was not the will or voice of a
majority of her voters. The war upon all
not native born deterred hundreds, and proba
bly thousands of good, worthy naturalized
citizens, and probably some others, from at
tempting to vote, while large numbers of
peaceable, quiet-loving Catholics voluntarily
staid from the polls. It is now history that
very large numbers of both were driven from
the polls by violence and prevented from vo
ting, while the know-nothing mayor and city
authorities used no suitable exertions to pro
tect the voter, or to restrain, or arrest, or
punish the aggressors. Had the vote in Ma
ryland been a full and fair one she would
have marked her condemnation of the illib
eral and intolerant principles of the know
nothings. Although they may achieve an
occasional local success through the means
successfully used in Baltimore, and attempted
but failing, here, the party has fallen to rise
no more. When its secret operations were
abandoned its power was annihilated, and it
fell, and the hand of resurrection will never
come to its rescue. There is too much liber
ality of principle and Christian sympathy
and.religious charity in the breasts of our
people to secure the stability or success of a
party whose sole claim to merit rests upon
birth-place and intolerance towards a single
sect entertaining different tenets and practi
sing different forms of worship. This party
is substantially disbanded and at an end.—
The democrats who have unwittingly been
seduced into its ranks 'will return to the
standard of their old friends, who will wel
come them to the path of right and duty,
where alone liberal and just principles are
professed, cherished, and carried out in prac
tice. Illiberality, bigotry, and tyrannical ac
tion have no supporters in the democratic
ranks. Those formerly whigs who can no
longer adopt the principles and practices of
this intolerant, sect, and have no affinities for
black republicanism, will naturally be at
tached by the pure principles of democracy,
and their beneficent results, and join our
standard and form a portion of the only lib
eral party existing among us. We.shall soon
have, as formerly, but two parties in the
country : the democratic, devoted to the Con
stitution, the Union, and liberal principles;
and its adversaries, by whatever name they
may be known, who will be their opposite in
whatever concerns either.
A HEAVY Cu - ArN.—The largest chain in
the world is that about to be used in the op
eration of raising the ships sunken at Sebas
topol. It is two hundred yards long, and each
link weighs three hundred pounds. It was
manufactured at the Reading forge, Reading,
Pa. The value of the material to be furnish
ed by the Russian government to be used in
raising the fleet will be about a million and
a half of dollars.
Rebuke of Political Preaching.
We observe that at the recent Conference
of the Methodist Episcopal Church for East
Maine, Bishop Morris, being about 'to an
nounce the appointment of preachers to their
several stations and circuits, took occasion
to express his views, very briefly and in very
kindly terms, upon the interference of Min
isters of the Gospel with political affairs,
earnestly rebuking such interference as a
departure from duty, and directly calculated,
not only utterly to destroy the influence of
the minister, in his proper field, but to en
gender discord and ill feeling. His remarks
are timely and appropriate. The political
excitement which brought so many clergy
men into the partisan field has passed away,
and ministers and laymen are looking with
calmness and candor to the influences which
have resulted from political preaching. They
find churches divided and distracted, pews
deserted, treasuries empty, and the hearts of
the people cold and comfortless. Some of
them, with commendable devotion to the
Christian cause, have set about the work
necessary to restore the good feeling which
prevailed in other years ; and many who
had been driven from their houses of wor
ship by the partisan abuse of their minis
ters, have been brought back to their public
devotions, and are again hoping for a season
of religious enjoyment. Perhaps, at such a
time, both ministers and people will derive
pleasure and profit from the gentle counsels
of this wise and Christian Bishop. In the
course of his remarks, Bishop Morris said:
" I deem it not unimportant or out of
place to address a few words to you, my
brethren, upon a subject which - is attracting
considerable attention at the present time--
namely, as to how far a minister of the Gos
pel ought to take part in the politics of the
day. When a minister goes into his pulpit
he finds his congregation composed of men
of different political parties ; and if he pub
licly becomes the partisan of one side or the
other, there will of necessity spring up a
coldness towards him in a part of the con
gregation, which will very much diminish
his influence. I feel convinced, from. what I
have observed, that the only result that can
be expected from a minister taking part in
the political contests and discussions of the
day will be to engender strife and hard feel
ing in his congregation.
" But some may ask whether we are not
citizens, like other men, and have not duties
to perform as such ? Most certainly we are,
and I trust I have not proved recreant to the
obligations resting , upon me as a citizen,
although I have not, for, the forty years that
I have been in the ministry, ever entered a
political meeting or spent above five minutes
at any election. I have always made it a
point to go to the polls at the most quiet time
of the day, when there was likely to be the
least excitement, to deposit my ballot in an
unostentatious manner, and return home. I
have never seen the time when I thought J.
was called upon as a citizen to do more than
this. I know not how it may be with others,
but I have always found enough to do in the
duties of my calling. I am willing to let the
`potherds strive with the potsherds,' but pre
for myself to attend to the duties devolv
ing upon me as a minister of Christ. I roc
collect an anecdote of a Methodist brother
who was stationed to preach the Gospel to
the people in 'Fountain Head Circuit,' near
the Hermitage of the late President Jackson,
in the exciting political times of his second
election. Party zeal was just then at its
height, and each party wanted every one to
be on its side. They sought out the newly
arrived minister and eagerly inquired of
him whose side he was on? 'I am on the
side of the Lord and Fountain Head. Circuit,'
was the reply. Which of the candidates do
you intend to vote for ?" I trust I shall be
found on my knees praying to God for the
conversion of sinners and the upbuilding of
Zion in Fountain Head Circuit. However
they might question the devoted minister, he
would wisely answer that he meant to do his
duty faithfully as a minister of Christ in•
Fountain Head Circuit.' In conclusion let
me say, my brethren, go ye and do like
—We learn from the Waterford, Erie county
(Pa.) Museum, that two Germans, bearing,
the name of Ferdinand and Mina Shultz, re
siding about siz miles from Waterford, and
about eight or nine from Erie, above Captain
Strong's, were found July 10th, dead, hang
ing to a tree twenty rods back of their dwel
ling. The parties were aged respectively
about 40 and 30 ; came Mim the Old World
six years ago, since which they have lived in
this section, last spring having bought 25
acres at the point above mentioned and mo
ving thereon. The - woman is reputed the
second wife of the man, he having a boy by
a previous marriage, who is now left in his
13th year.
The Museum states that the parties were of
quarrelsome and violent dispositions, and
fought with each other and their neighbors,
until the man was arrested on a charge of
threatening a neighbor's life. - He found bail
and was released. Several other eases were
pending against him, growing out of alleged
slanders, horse trades, &c., and (as he stated
several times) his neighbors had induced him
to believe he could not escape the peniten
tiary: This idea had made him desperate,
and joined with a depraved estimate of life,
led to the horrible event we have to record.—
His little boy testified, that for three or four
days his parents had not worked, laying
about the house, half sick and despairing ;
his mother, he said, "acting crazy" on Thurs
day. The parties were found hanging to a
tree, and an inquest held, which resulted in
a verdict that the parties voluntarily hung
man, who for several years was the freight
agent of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Pitts
burgh, is to be the Superintendent of the
Eastern Division of the road, from Harris
burg to Philadelphia. The Pittsburgh Post
says " the selection is an excellent one. Mr.
Faxsciscus is an energetic, careful, and pop
ular business man, and fully understands and
carries out the measures which best meet the
wants both of the company and the public.—
His perception in business affairs is quick
and ready, and his experience and adminis
trative capabilities are of the first order."
Judge Cunningham.
lion. Thos. Cunningham, of Beaver, has
written an able letter to Wm. M'Gill,
Esq., editor of the Patriot, published at
New Lisbon, Ohio, in relation to abolition
lies about himself and affairs in Kansas.—
The following extract will be read with in
terest. Judge Cunningham says :
resigned the office of Judge of the Su
preme Court of 'Kansas voluntarily, because
my personal and private affairs rendered it
inconvenient for me to hold it longer. The
southern judicial district of the Territory, to
which I was assigned by the territorial Legis
gislature, dill -not suit me. The population
is rather sparsd_the legal business small.
The district is difficult of access, and when
reached, not desirable or convenient to live
in. I could not, with any degree of pro
priety, move my family to that secluded and
remote portion of the territory, and to re
main there myself in voluntary exile, and
neglect the welfare, comfort and happiness
of my family resident here, would not only
have been improper with, and without any
inadequate countervailing inducement or re
ward would have rendered me culpably
amenable at the domestic forum. In view
of these matters, I resigned on my own
judgment, uninfluenced• by any one, or by
any other facts and circumstances than those
So far from being " murdered" or in
" danger of being murdered" in Kansas by
pro-slavery men, or by any body else, I most
cheerfully and truthfully state, in justice to
the people of the Territory, that I never
have been treated with more kindness and
respect anywhere than I was by the men of
all parties during the time that I remained
there. I never travel in disguise nor "slope"
from responsibility. I returned from, as I
went to, the Territory, openly and publicly,
having nothing to fear on account of my
own, or from the conduct of others.
The miserable and baseless fabrication in
relation to myself, I regard as part and par
cel of that long, but now threadbare woof of
political misrepresentations with which the
people were entertained and miserably de
ceived by the black republican presses and
stump—and school house orators during the
last - Presidential campaign.
In my view of the condition of things in
Kansas, the conduct of the abolitionists, or
so called free State men there, is fractious
and flatly absurd. Instead of recognizing
the law authorizing and providing for a con
stitutional convention which manifests fair
ness in its provisions and most stringent and
potent safeguards, they refuse to be regis
tered and refuse to vote, although boasting
of a majority, and consequent power to con
trol and mould the proceedings of the con
vention. For private purpo3es to aid them
in matters of speculation in paper towns and
the like, these same men repeatedly acknowl
edged the legitimate existence and power of
the Territorial Legislature, last winter, while
I was at Lecompton, by invoking special
legislation to bestow upon them valuable cor
porate privileges and r'iglit3; yet wben legis
lating generally fur the Territory, this same
Legislature denominated bogus, and its au
thority denied and condemned. Or, in other
words these lovers of freedom ratify and re
pudiate legislative authority in the same
breath I
What construction or just interpretation
can be given to such a course of conduct ?
Outside of the Kansas excitement what had
the abolitionists and "shriekers" to rest on
during the last campaign, and what have
they now? Emphatically nothing. Let that
go, and the last note of their one-stringed
harp is forever, silenced. 'How then can
their conflicting professions and actions be
understood, but that they hope slavery may
be established on that much abused soil, the
democratic party injured, and their own sin
ister, selfish, and anti-Union party gain place
and power.
Let Kansas be admitted as a free State, as
I do not doubt she will be, under a demo
cratic administration, then will the shriekers
and their decomposed party of political
scamps and remnants, be heard from the
hills and valleys to exclaim, with the men of
old, "they have taken away our• gods, and
what have we more?"
Argus states that the inmates of one of the
largest mansions in that place were lately
surprised to find a, large number of bees flying
about in two of the upper rooms. As the lit
tle fellows continued to occupy the places, a
bee Naturalist was sent for to investigate the
matter. On entering one of the rooms he ex
claimed, "you have honey somewhere here,"
-and proceeded to search for it. On removing
the fireboard he discovered that one flue of
of the chimney was full of honey comb, which
was banging down into the fire place and the
honey dropping from it; proceeding to the
top of the house to sound the chimney he
found the flue full of the comb to the top, and
the bees still at work. In the other room he
found it the same; one due of the chimney
was full and the bees -were industriously at
work there also. These flues of the chimney
had never been used; they were plastered
smooth inside, and were perfectly dark, a
stone having been placed upon the top of each
flue. The bees had descended the adjoining
flues and found small holes about ten inches
from the top of the chimney, leading into the
closed flues, and through these holes they had.
made their way in and out. They have, as
is supposed, occupied these places for three
years, having been kept warm in the winter'
by the heat from the adjoining flues. On re
moving the fire hoard, the bees seeing the
great light which had broken in upon them,
descended to the room and gathered on the
windows until they were covered to the thick
ness of three inches. It is estimated that
there are in the two flues from 40,000 to 50,
000 bees and from two to three thousand
pounds of honey.
Our wealthy ladies who wear fine Brussels
lace are ignorent of the sad fact, we believe,
that in its preparation the poor female oper
atives often lose. their lives by inhaling a
poison employed in removing finger-marks
from it. The poison is the carbonate,of lead
applied in the form of powder, in the finish
ing operation. .t 1 portion of this is inhaled
by those who use it, and their health soon
gives way. Good wages are generally paid
to those lace operatives, but so unhealthy is
the business—so fatal has the lead poison
proved in its effects—that ic is only a work
of dire necessity to engage n it. it is a sad
reflection that many a rich piece of lace,
worn by a lady, has cost not merely a high
price in money, but the life of a fellow-being.
Lace manufactures have long endeavored to
find a suitable harmless substitute for car
bonate of lead, but hitherto in vain, we un
A Mormon Parallel Three Centuries Ago:
Strange religious fanaticisms are not confi
ned to any country nor limited, to any era of
the world's history. The Anti-ChrzStaan
world witnessed as strong delusions as have
sprung up since the advent of the Redeemer.
A writer in the Providence Post, recalls some
interesting particulars concerning a strange
sect, which about the year 1530, arose in
Germany, and, from their foul practices and
the pretences of their leaders to special rev
elations, bear a striking resemblance to the
Mormons ; the name also by which they
mately became known, and are known at the
present day, Mennonites, is not very dissinix
ilar to that of their successors in depravity,.
the Mormonites. They were called Anabap- -
tists, for the reason that they condemned the
baptism of infants and re-baptised all whorri
they admitted into their society. To this pe.,
culiar notion concerning baptism, they addeB
other principles of a most enthusiastic as
well as dangerous nature, among which was
this, which the Mormons of the present day
hold in common with them; That as neither'
the laws of nature nor the precepts of the
New Testament had, imposed. any restraints
upon men with regard to the number of wives
which they might marry, they should use
that liberty which God himself had granted
to the patriarchs. Two of their prophets,
JOHN MATTHIAS, a baker of Harlaem, and.
JoaN BOCCOLD, a journeyman tailor of Ley
den, fixed their residence at Munster. Not
wanting in talent or resolution, and affecting
the appearance of sanctity, bold pretensions
to inspirations, and a confident and plausible
manner of discoursing, they soon gained
many converts, among which were some of
influence and eminence. Emboldened by
success, they surprised and took possession
of the city of Munster, and set about model
ling the government according to their own
wild ideas. Their proceedings were all di
rected by MATTruas, who, in the style and
with the authority of a prophet, uttered his
commands, which it was instant death to dis
obey ; their enthusiastic passions were kept
from subsiding by a perpetual succession of
exhortations, revelations and prophecies.—
Upon the death of MATTHIAS, JOHN Boccoan
succeeded to the supreme rule; he appointed
twelve judges, according to the number of
tribes in Israel, to preside in all affairs. He
at length took upon himself the title of King
of Sion, assumed the pomp of royalty, wear
ing a crown of gold and clad in the richest
and most sumptuous garments. Having now
attained the height of power, BOCCOLD began
to discover passions which he had hitherto
restrained. As the excesses of enthusiasm
have been observed in every age to lead to
sensual gratifications, the same constitution
that is susceptible of the former being re
markably prone to the latter, Lie instructed
the prophets and teachers to harangue the
people concerning the lawfulness, and even
necessity, of taking more wives than one,
which they asserted to be one of the privi
leges granted to the saints. lie set them an
example of using what he called their Chris
tian liberty, by marrying at once three wives.
As he was allured by beauty or the love of
variety, lie gradually added to the number of
his wives until they amounted to fourteen.—
After the example of their prophet, the mul
titude gave themselves up to the most licen
tious and uncontrolled gratification of their
desires. No man remained satisfied with a
single wife. Together with polygamy, free
dom of divorce, its inseparable attendant,
was introduced. Every excess was commit
ted of which the passions of men are capable
when restrained neither by the authority of
laws nor the sense of decency ; voluptuous
ness was engrafted on religion, and dissolute
riot accompanied the austerities of fanatical
devotion. About fifteen months after the
Anabaptists had established their dominion
in Munster, they were overcome and the city
re-conquered by an army in .the service of
the Bishop of Munster. Ilocconn, the King,
was taken prisoner, loaded with chains, and
carried from city to city as a spectacle to
gratify the curiosity of the people. After
this he was brought back to Munster and
put to death. With its monarch, the king
dom of the Anabaptists came to an end.—
Their principles having taken deep root in
the Low Countries, the party still subsists
there, under the name of Mennonites; but
by a very singular revolution, this sect, so
mutinous and sanguinary at its first origin,
bath become altogether innocent and pacific,
small number of this sect which is settled
In England, retain its peculiar tenets concern
ing baptism, but without any dangerous mix
ture of enthusiasm. ---Pennsylvanian.
New Orleans Delta estimates the number of
slaves at the South at over three and a half
millions, and their aggregate value, at pres
ent prices, at fully sixteen hundred millions
of dollars. The cotton plantations in the
South it estimates at about eighty thousand,
and the aggregate value of their annual pro
duct, at the present prices of cotton, is fully
one hundred and twenty-five millions of dol
lars.— There are over fifteen thousand to
bacco plantations, and their annual products
may be valued at fourteen millions of dollars.
There are over fifteen thousand tobacco plan
tations, and their annual products may be
valued at fourteen millions of dollars. There
are two thousand six hundred sugar planta
tions, the products of which average annually
more than twelve millions. There are five
hundred and fifty-one rice plantations, which
yield an annual revenue of four millions of
Ita3 - A young Man in the town of W—,
Portage county, Ohio, 'lately visited Cleveland
accompanied by a fair damsel. The young
man having never been from "hum," was
somewhat unaccustomed to the usage of the
world. lie put up at the Weddell, and or
dered dinner, which in due time being an
nounced, the bold gallant boldly walked into
a sumptuous repast leaving the young lady
alone in the sitting room. After partaking of
a meal that astonished his stomach, he re
turned to his companion—who was rather as
tonished at this proceeding,—and remarked
that: "The dinner was darned good, why
didn't you buy some?" The above is an ac
tual fact, which the Cincinnati Commercial
vouches for. The lady was sixteen hours
without anything to eat.
Friends are in the habit of 'warmly greet
ing their acquaintances upon the arrival of
passenger trains at some of the Railway sta
tion houses. It was only the other day that
a young gentleman rushed through a crowd
toward a lady, seized her hand and gave her
a hearty kiss, the smack of which sounded
above—we were going to say the ding of
dongs; but it's enough to state that the report
startled a country lass hard by, who exclaim
ed to her " feller "—"Massey Josh! what on.
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