The Erie observer. (Erie, Pa.) 1859-1895, September 01, 1860, Image 1

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rese! and lb.. Puld, Eri
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' ALUM In Route awl Sheen at W hal
: Netail, at N.: 13, Cathretra Eti..ea State street
t.IIENor, U U (L 1& 1 . a ('O..
sv 111 IL t ALi G ACIPC AAA, and tlvaiers ID
Imported Wine* and also Sevtra,
ru.t. I'‘•h, oc,,aud krento 111.0tata Buffalo,
. l and Y eotoluerLial F tallthOw,
• ~larr,, PA.
, 11 IMF.* %V. K $O.
1 4777)R.NEY IT L ls.
• tor (nkv, to that of FLIJ•I/ BABBITT, E vy
corner of the Pulolir ...luare, • here he will at
•• (II raJ v In all !menu.** rotruafe.l ft
I. )11. J. 1.. I.4TEVV4ILT
P•Aelielse l'st au,lSUktato•
r, o 2.1 tt,,or Paragon Block. Renidenne„ Brown'. He'd'
hour* 12 toy ....riot*, P. 11 uneflux.l-611
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and Dwelling to *onth Park 'tow,
-1 lr cart of Erte Hank toillditiga
t me, July 10, 1,,f0,1
I 1 M. COLE,
I J.. H im.lit.ll4kbl. BLANK HOOR M•M'11,41 . V . 11,1k
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I Wm A , ;111111rOLD, J0b1...r, and flotAll
In every denerlytion of Foreign and Domestic Dry
carpetineß, 011 cloths, Re
• IiVIVIN C. W11.140N,
I .
'tate Street, neer the Park, In the America°
pecond start of the building, occupied I i F 4114
• andeker lie will 1411,1111,1 ho found In ht. onier, and
punctually atteuded to
I i• 4E1,81.1{Y,
DRALicit liirOirriio *Olio Ligrori
, P. 'slid+ of French firandice, Gina, kr l'hampaigne
o. chi ref, Madeira, lialagn, Sherry, rert.and all kind
noodle Winer; nig° man nfertarer of reclined
itre. Bourbon, Vonongnhels, he , Reef] flonnr,
• L •:tr-et, Erie
j aTTORNItY •Ir 1.•11, Girard, Erie County,
.dloctiona and other Vnaienme alt•ouded to with
otnwas and itlYnateh
VOIR , " A %DWI) and CoraDtamlon Mend:amt.
Po Mk Ihnek, RA*, tioa Ler In Coma, Salt, Fish. F1..4t and
IT • WrioLaws annenna, And &Alan In
Ifni India Goode Powder, Shot ('*pa, Seem Foy..
Toney*. r WWI. al& kle.., 314..4.104 3 nod 4. Com •
woridai MO" ~. .
. .1 nut ►. ►. rAu.R,
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t. sty Gonda. earpobOlattialk on elothakals.
tn,.n*. 1110,k, Erie, N.
Tr.BC RO ' CO.. ?N
'imams 13. Owosso; a*
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'Raw" Mock.
16, 'ini
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footer io all - kis& of Paseky, Dlrswiair Noon,
.4tor sod Moto; Chstra, No. 4 goy •woo Block
tt*., t)Ot'tlt.A MM,
.• • "itilding west of State Street, on the !methyl& of Um
ArrnMticT AT I.Aw, St Lows, M.
give prompt attention to the toasting. of Land
4 trranta and theriyment ofTaxee to the hate. of 116-
. end Tors; Intl also fill all osiers for the gumbo,*
r 4 rt p.amp Land, ke.
r U. sELDEN,
WBOLIIIA La and Retail deal. r to all kinds
..1 Etkel ah, German and American Hardware, Anvils. Pleas,
a/ la, :[teed, km. Saddlery aid Carriage Trimmings,
W•dilDll. Belting and F's,k lag French atreet, opposite the
itvoil liner, Krie.
Pt .rir will practice in the several Courts of Erie County.
iv, prompt and faithful attention to all Inanities' en
. r•ieted to hls bands, either so an Attorney nr Magistrate.
rr Ogle' in Empire Meek, corner of gtafe and Fifth
. Ent, Ps.
.1. 110101.1,40 N•
D. Wholesale Dealer La Flour, Pork, Beer, Salt, ke...
1. Coreuziereial Buildings, Erie,
I I I) DELL, de MA -
I 11•11177Affre WIWI Of SWm geirlOPlli=l:
W. Goering. Agricultural Imtheswata, Iltafiroad
t • . Vrio. Ps.
j. N. oLopi,
Itaac►actraaa h Wholanais and Retail
sn •fo Wan and Cistern Pumps of superior quality, the
said bast m.w m took. Shop onlareltth street
.r.O Peach., Fri., Pa
r - Aqueduct for earryinc miter for fsmUy. farm or
purprolor for sale ebnip
%I . NYORI) CO..
lisr.uros svLo, Salver, Ran ► Sots,
•••• at.. of Dr.poeit, ke. sight exchange or,tho
ronotantly for sale. OflloeNo 9 We 4 Houma
• I, ' , A.10.r., Erie
NI IC kItTICK & Kg1.16044G•
WHoLI2III.II and Retail dealers In Groceries,
.atona Ship Chanillerg, Wood arid
Mate Stroot, Rrie, Penn.
Allis. S. H HALL.
AIL Manufacturer and W holeaale and Retell Dealer
t. tioeferv, Lephyr Kolttlog, and Yankee No
•la Together • ith • general am.orttornl of Ladles
An Peach etreet, 4th 'awry.. Depot
. an 21,-11:1„1
Ni p.% v. E. 11.11001{1 4 .
• sauesAlma Duxes iL.Agia, and Armat
• hf.ler k Wtlmiep Re..lnß blaehla.. Roots* la.
I Block, Rut Park, Erie, Pa. 17 Stitching done
to order.
,„4 3 Paehion• eerefae., monthly
Flour, Pork, Flab, gall, .troda, Wood and
qr.* W•rr, NIOIIIO KEA “laas. •t Nn 2 V. right's Block
I) Jc. J. 311NPUU.
i 'PICA LEIS 111 G MCKIM. Prorielona, Pre
••• rt, neh, Raft, (.4 Min, Floor. Froite, Nola,
N. Patin, W..004km, Willow and atone Ware,
ruo, t nab loaf No. 4Wrirht'• Block,
— ate Kt 4 doom above the Peet (Ale% Erie, Pa.
necoLite•LE Ann kn.( rt. Hoalenin Hard
• ••-. Crocker). Glow/mare and Saddlery. No.. It and VI
. .PL , Block. corner of 11111 and SULU •t meta. Erie, Pe
, k 4 ,,PR011, C A. maxis*
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arramarr AT I. A Ir .-0191, Oa Cli.stoot
• ,•••. Yoqulrinr, Pa.
%ll'onnET Low --When JO Central
, Neuhtrfor & Raker'. Clothing Wore Fln
on Stste Atireet.
%.:( OTT de NANKIN.
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" r •I klll.l/1 of Cosa. ?alt. Mater,
1, he INIAIe Er., Fa.
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N. 44.T1\.Intat.aa In l'lneka, N strhela, nn. Jew
I".a.terd Warr, I.....ainglaweee, GJt
nit:Prr &art Vanerl34werts, Parair.n Flu/Wing,
'"" •.i• Neel Park near Hawn et
1' I. UK,
Nrivearor to Stewart dr %maw.)
• • RirrAti. ••rn. , ?at* nod
, '••sinlk 11.•-gte fri. Waft l'anorhen••
••• nr , •111. Brash«. Re
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" • 6 t•nf,-,1 4 coroor roIIITOI of a0111.01.1,1e. Block,
t And the l'abliel 4 einare. En.. Pl 6
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" I „it/„ it.sty's ..... .
. n,,rth •1,1. rnb(1•• Keinaro. tnrcoorfr 0011,1 "
r. An tr..rit wsr•.nts.l.
\V K. e. 1.1111.A1T/I.
A TTOIIATT AT 1 111 , --016e• "el nth
"PP ., to
U. rourt
Nry - K. m•taai.o., ____
(fl'. Is Kneen, !tart!) dap of thy Perk, isrie, Pa.
c=l3= ED
Flour, Pork, Beef, Salt, Grain,
T1.1107711' 81.1:1), tic.
No. 1, Commercial Buildings,
beiltifg 3tdigi sm4 P.sth 51e.,
1. bl.B
..e THE , ERIE. ~
z a..._ " ,''',
-, :, - 7... ..i ,
_ ~ .ol
PORK, &c.,
No. 7, Bonnell Blook, State Street.
Scotch and Irish Whiskicia,
Choice Old Monongahela,
VIinE3E7II3.9L I ,
E. Y. DX. 6c. SILO..
Ils‘e ... Lead the Lemma. end Rest Selected Stock el
Fine Old Whiskey
Jcniers In thn rnitecl Atatice: al of which Is high
Ir Imoroccd by are TON HRO ,
1. 25 horib Enial st.,
J. N. KLINE & CO.,
Wines, Brandies, Gins, &o.
N. , 11 , , Walnut Sf reet. and Nu 11 Granite St
J ; \ Li
March 3. 1939
No. 7,4tionnell Block
F ne, t. 15, 1 b.-04
_ _
80 ft 82 Chambers fit, N. Y.
'WOULD not* the Trade that 4hey are
oppoist Weeitiy, to new NW hesallestpdilimvip, tn.
A Saw Print, wHiei.i s.'ory Mat la tin Claqtairs fog
=of asicatlaa and design In fall IWO* Oalsm
Bata *aver lima may In market. mad soarthe
web easmoles
cr Orion
00$ k},
Names, Paper, Stationery,
S* Feb. SS, UM
Tanbacribera have now on hand the
I. largest and mad varied Mt Kik of
ever to Otto city, "bleb we offer to mat,
low "for Cub or Phort Credit" as aer RAU. 10 thls
city. 131vo us • mill and ezareloo.
N.. 9 iWrftbt's Mock. Fri., Ps..
j une9--&11
ALADY who hart been using t'arter's
Sores Palls ash Remedy for Pierrefts Lk:lila', Paha
fiamrsi, els., ears that thowe Pills have not only proved of
great advantage to her, in the disorders for which she
toot them, but they have also almost entirely erred her
fli Hardness of Hussar with %bleb she bad born loop
allilettri. dune 2-42. CAR MR at KW),
Badding Koiveo,
Sealed. retaining the original
cans for family retie, on aeJir at
FY4O. Jnne 11. 1W —1 1 italallON'A
$l,OO. ONE DOLLAR. 1 $l,OO.
bought for II at J. a sr.i.nflt-2
1 am mewed to furniati F•cahi nr an• kind err
die at mach I.llli prtcelui than •r.r npfnro•old in lA.. city
A ng. 20. J r
sPirEs of all RINDS,
%t So 2, Wright's Filnek.
April D, 14. SP. HK' KY AN, RElNifilfiken
lArteirt Stylee,—jdat opened et the
Peet Park Jetrelr-r - Ntore. T. b. AUSTIN.
Frt, 2.A. IVW
RY HANYA RD'S Y. H. Tea for 3e to $1 per pound
• Imperial Too foe to to Ee pr pound
•• Ganpoirdor Toe for de per pound.
• Oolong and ftouehong 4. to 7. prlb
err anted to give ostisdaetion or money refunded
For the Spring Trade ! !
HAVE in Store and
am daily rfteiTing.
New %tyke of
t , ,
P. R-D . 11 ,
Comprising all U. qualities, from the most common to
the dins/ q.islity of }Week English and American man
urnetnre, • .14,1"...T prioes than Wont of
3 3 3
Where • full anortment of choices
Domestic and /reign Feints,
Stews Willow. Wood sod W Vogotobleo, ate... ore
grays ern Land and ordlici *heap, at
April 2 ,1 JIM '4 BAN Y Anti New Grocery.
Bold at Wholesale By
J. C. BURGESS & co.,
BUTTER I BUlTtlit!'.—Wo *ill pay
melt for Batter la ll:Was at lam tboarttas. kitting
the emirs eemems.
tosys 'mean% TualLs, WIRE k CO.
'successors to KLINE 4 I'IRROLI
3P2s i laci co lyakaat .
J. 0. BURGESS & 00.,
abk.igeolatin fcrr
4+ :1 i= I
4 , AT d
D. P. BNIPUDN, Proprietor.
Give Ear ye Deaf!
Pruning Knivem,
Chewing Tobacco !
I looked 'moss the lirlybidia,
I sought macros the roses,
A rid threaded all tbe fairy' dells
That summer Imo discloser,
I trod the porp'e heather bloom,
The meadows bright with clover
My garden 'mid tie twilight gloom
To flod one earetess rower;
Rot mother, deer, the fairies slept,
they would have listened,
Wh►m Dell their flowery hoists I crept,
What time the dew drops glistened
On money banks by limpid stromine,
Among the emerald growing.
The yellow trowallp nods sod gleams
While ISM the brook is doming;
I though some golden net might twine
The At-winged, airy metatarsi',
And koel as priestess iii • shrine
To their golden features
lint mo r, dear, the &Wet slept
In art eir wide dominion,
For thro b that shows*, of mialight swept
S,t on bright, (sissy pintos.
I <rough t grain *Mars moonlight lay
tM (4141% no ..It. so holy,
Watching tb. warm South wind play
With violets clustering lowly;
<1 royal the upland and the wood,
And heard life !mods bumming,
I.lnd whtlemid tangle TlCle. 1 11(004,
tiothought they aure.were manioc.
'Hut all In %gin! no Miry print
Nor Klanre could I dimovvr,
Nor catch their garments' glowing Wa—
rm gun they slept, deer mother!
(t hoitt gitmiturt.
My Neighbor, the Prophet.
The point of commencement for a story
is altogether arbitrary. Some writers stick
to Nature and go back to the Creation ;
others take a few dozen of the grandfath
erly old centuries for granted ; others seize
Time by the forelock and bounce into the
middle of a narrative ;but, as J said before,
the beginning is a mere matter of taste and
convenience. I choose to open my tale
with the day on which I took
of my newly purchased country=
It was a pretty little cottage, wooden,
ohl-fashioned, watory and a half high. with
a lung veranda, a shady door yard, and a
sunny garden. I bought it as it was, fur
niture included, of a gentleman who was
about to remove (southward on acoonnt of
his wife's heititl - to at more mot
' it. I :h
Nate .Shed
-Who is my !nearest neighbor!" I asked
of the former i4oprietor, when he made
his portibg col!.
"What, the Occupant of the new home
just below yotit I can tell rou very little
of him. I haven't made hut aoqualntanee,
and don't knoW'his name. We.mll him
the Mormon.'":
'Mercy on i4e! You don't mean to hint
in the war of Irilygenry, I hope. Ile doesn't
keep an imni us with seats for twenty,
does her.
"No. not so adwathat. In Abet I don't
know much* uthim. I thought you was
aware of style of living," stammer
ed my friend. ! "Oh, I dare say he is re
spectable enottgb. But then we noticed
three or four omen about the house, and
only one man ; and so we chipped the ti
tle of Iformon en him. Nicknaming is
funny work, you know,—* short and easy
way. to be witty. I believe, however, that
he does pretetid to be a prophet."
"The Pilgrim Fat hers pr otect usl Why,
he may attempt to proselytise us by fotoe.
He may declare a religions war against us.
It would be no joke, if he should invade
us with the sword in one hand, and the
Koran, or whatever he May call his revel
ation. in the other."
"Oh. don't be_ alarmed. Fle is quite
harmless, and efren unobtrusive. A sad
Bused, feeble looking, white bearded old
man. He won't attack you, or probably
oven speak to you) I will tell you all I
know of him. Th o house was built under
his direction abou six months ago. I un
derstand that the omen own it, and that
they are not rela 'yes according to the
flesh, but simply isters in faith. They
have some queer rt of religion which I
am shamefully ig rant of. At all events,
they believe this d gentleman to be a
prophet, and con der it a duty or a pleas
ure to support him. This is the extent of
my knowledge. I hope it doesn't disgust
you with your neighborhood ?"
"By no means. May you and as pleasant
a one, wherever you settle!"
"Thank you. Well, it is nearly train:
time, and I suppose I must leave you and
my old place, I Wish you every happiness
In it."
. ICA 1.1.1'
~ .«.firt 'matt
And so the old proprietor sighingly de
parted, leaving th,e new one smiling on
the doorstep. I was just thinking how
nicely the world is arranged, so that one
man's trouble may turn out another man's
blessing, (the illness in this gentleman's
family, for instance, being the cause of my
getting a neat country house cheap,) when
my attention was arrested by the appear
ance of a thin, feehlelooking; whitebeard
ed old man, who passed down the street
with head bent and hands joined behind
him. I stared at him till he got by ; then
I ran down to the gate and looked after
him earnestly ; and at last I darted fOr
ward, hatless, in eager pursuit. He heard
my approachidg steps, and put his snowy
heard against his right shoulder in the Act
of taking a glance rearward. I new reoloB-
nized the pro fi le positively, and began Ott
-1. It possible? My dear Doctor Potter,
bow are you ? Don't you know me ? Yew
old friend' lderkin."
"Sari Elderkin ? Oh !--eh !—yes I Bow
do you do, Mr. Elderkin ?" he atamineriad,
seeming very awkward, and hardly ;re
sponding at all to my vigorous handaltpik,
- I am delighted to see youagain," t Ocni
tinued. "I have had no news of you these
five years. Do you live in this neighbor
hood ?"
-1 —I reside in the next house, Sir," he
replied, not looking me in Lbw face,, but
glancing around uneasily, an if he wasted
to run away.
"What I are you the prophet fl I Mor .
ed mat befbre Lcould stostmyself.
"I am, Mr. Elderkin," he said, blushing
until I thought his white t heir would turn
'We stared at sec& other in epee for
tett 'extols, each wishing hi If or his
InterlOeutor at the antipodes.
"I congratulatelou on your gift," I re
marked's* soon as I could spmik. -I Will
BY In.ll. N. J. LEWIS
. you again soon, and him
subject. We have disco
tens before. Good day,
"Good day, Mr. Elderki
drawing himself up with a
self respect.
He was greatly change Heterodoxy
had not been so fattening him szOrtho
doxy. When I knew him years before,
as pastor of a flourishing c h, Doctor of
Divinity, and a staunch C ;list, he had
a plump and rosy face, a y form, and
vigorous carriage. Ile was great favorite
with the ladies, AA clergym are apt to be,
and consequently never lao for delicate
and appetizing sustenance. a was esteem
ed, self respectful, andpy ; and all
these things tend to good heath and good
looks. I propose to make mAelf fa,mous as
the Gibbon of the decline teal fall of this
reverend gentleman, once slihonorably es
tablished on the hills of 04lbodoxy, and
now so overthrown and trampled under
foot by the Alisric of Spirit . 1 do not
expect, indeed, that any y will take
warning by my friend's history ; nor
do I insist that people in neral would
find it advantageous to 1 nob wisdom
from the experience of others ; for it is
very clear, that, if we atteratited only what
our neighbors or our fathe"—lhnd succeed
ed in doing, we should ki chance of
variety or improvement be a
stupidity wise world ; ' 1 be no
sins, and, very possibly, ; instead
of "Everything hap! would be
"Nothing happens . ' ig and hop
ing, therefore, that Di calamities
will not be the small
person who shall feel
his footsteps, I present
lic, not at all as a
item of curious in
Oddly enough, it
lusions, the first of .
into the Doctor's rev ,
moles. I had been
on a geological st
tory, during wh
very brief and vi
city which was th(
had not even had
wonders which th
ed observation.
it my first Wail
friend ; far the
was one of my
baptized me, hi
Bled with me in
interests, man ,
and no diffr
the extent
Won, and of
surrounded by
odd volumes, I
spirit of which
a body of •r
of savory
and fro r
script w 4
did not'
They are above and be ono
ogles: they preceded and
"Indeed !" I replied. "Nothing in the
way of chaos, I hope ?"
"Look here at this sheet elf foolscap," be
exclaimed, waving it excitedly. "Do you
remember the belie( which I have often
expressed to you,—the belief that the dis
pensation of miracles has never yet ceased
from earth—that w' have still a right to
expect signs, wonders, instantaneous heal
ings, and unknown tongues.—end that,
but f o r our wretched incredulity, these
things would constantly happen among us!
You have disputed it and ridiculed it, but
here I hold a proof of its truth. A month
ago this blessing was vouchsafed to me. It
WWI at one of our Wednesday eveninglex
ercisem. I had just been speaking °rsu
pernatural gifts, and the duty which 'voile
under of expecting and demanding them.
The moment I sat down, a stranger (a gen
tleman whom I had previously notioed at
church) rose up with a strangely beaming
look awl broke out in a discourse of sounds
that were wholy unintelligible. You need
not smile. It was a true language, lam
confident; it flowed forth with a moving
warnapth and fluency ; and the gestures
which accompanied it were (*meat and
most expressive."
"That was fortunate," said I • "otherwise
you must have been very little edified. But
isn't it rather odd that the man should use
earthly gestures with an unearthly lan
guage ?"
The Doctor shook hie head reprovingly,
and continued,—
"Deacon Jones, the editor of the 'Petri- '
ot,' is a phonographer. lie took down the
close of the stranger's address, and next
day brought it to me written out in the or
dinary alphabet. Let me read it to you.
As you are acquainted with several modern
languages, perhaps you can give me a key
to an interpretation."
"1 don't profess to know the modern lan
guages of the other world," said I. "How
ever, let us her it."
"lase ta sopon otatirem isais ka rebate:
Rea ma deok," began the Doctor, with a
gravity which almost made me think him
stark mad. "..Do noton irbila orgonos ban
orgonos arniitalannen fi dunial marsh to
calderak tinder deluden homox berbulsen
caranw. Falb eeoro angles emoden eb
untar ta diliglas martix yehudas sathan val
caraman mendelsonnen lamata yendos nix
poliglor opos diacobul vanitarok ken loos
ma dasta finotnallo in salubren to mallo
mas. hoe on este opos fi sathan."
And so he read on through more than a
page and a half of closely written manu
script, his eyes flashing brighter at each
line, and his right hand gesturing as im
pressively as if he understood every sylla
"Blase you, it's nothing new," said
"There's an institution at Hariibrd Withre
they cure people of talking that identical
"Just what I expected you to say," he
replied, flushing up. "I know you,—you
scientific men,—you materialiets. When
you can't explain a phenomenon, you cell
it nonsense. instead of throwing rminiehmet
with childlike faith into the arms of the
supernatural. 'rhat is the sum and finali
ty of your so-called science. But. come.
be rational now. Don't you catch a glimpse
of suspicion of meaning in these rentark - -
able words ?"
"I am thankful to say that I don't," de
clared I, "If ever I go mad, I malt change
my mind."
-Well now, I do." he asseverated loudly.
"There are'words here that I believe I un
derstand, and I am not ashamed. wows it.
Why, look at it yourself," he added, plead
ingly. "That word autos, twice,
can it be anything else than auctagrltt
das, what is that but Jews? And then AOIR-
Ox, how very near to the Tido koAo / I
think, too, that I have even get 'a notion
of some of the grammatical forms of the
language. That termination of m, as in
deluden, sedan-ex, seems to . me the sign of
the present tense of the plural form of the
verb. That other termination etas, as' hi,
EPTEMBER t, 1860
daistar, earantar, I suppose to be the sign of
the infinitive. Depend upon it that this
language is sone of absolute regularity, un
deformed by the results of human folly and
sorrow, and as perfect as a crystal."
"But not as clear," I observed.—"at least.
not to our apprehension. Well, hlw was
this extraordinary revelation received by
the audience ?"
"In dumb silence," said the I)ucter.—
"Faith was at too low an ebb aindng us to
reach and encircle the amazing fact. I
had to call out the astonished brethren by
name ; and even then they responded
briefly and falteringly. But the leaven
worked. I went round the next, day and
talked to all my leading men. I found
faith sprouting like a grain of mustard seed.
I found my people waking up to the great
ides -of a continuous, deathless, present
mirsele-demonstration. And these dim
sespfekens, these far-off longings and fear.
ful hopes, were, indeed, precursors of such
a movement of spirits, such a shower of su
pernatural mercies, as the world has not
perhaps seen for centuries. Yes, there
have been wonders wrought among us, and
there are, I am persuaded, greater wonders
still to come. What do you think must be
my feelings when 1 see my worthiest par
ishioners rise in public and break out with
unknown tongues ?"
"I should suppose you would rather see
them break out with the small-pox," I an
a talk on the
similiar mat-
' he replied,
.r pretence nt
"Ah, Professor ! wait, wait, and soon
you will not laugh," said the Doctor, sol-
"Perhaps not. lam a sincere friend of
yours, and tolerably good-hearted sort of a
man, I hope. I shall probably feel more
like crying. But the'world may laugh
long and loud, Doctor. All who hate the
true revelation may laugh to see it mocked
and caricatured by those who profess and
mean to honor it. Just consider, while it
is yet time to mend matters, how impru
dent you are. Why, what do you know of
the man who had been your Columbus in
this sea of wonders? Are you sure that he
is not a sharper. or an Imposter, or a luna
tic ?"
upon any
to follow in
to the pub
-y IA an
day of de.
• of mir
J. and
igns and
, I made
"Impossible! He brought letters to three
of our most respectable families. His name
is Riley, John Hi Riley, of New York ; and
he is son of the wealthy old mewl:mat,
tames U. ;who has been such a gen
erous donor to all good works. As for his
being a lunatic, irou shall hear his oonier
"I should be a very poor judge of it, it
healways speaks in his unknown tongues."
"English ! "English ! he talks English as
good as your own. A more gendemanlyr
person, a more intelligent mind, a meeker
and mom believing spirit, I have not met
this many a day. lle is still here, and be
is my right hand in the work. I shall soon
hare the pleasure of making you acquaint
ed with him."
"Thank yop i 1 shall be delighted." mad
.1. • ;'Only good enough to Lint to bbn
that I like to' understand what is said to
! me. If be comes to me with mimosas
him ia ankaawß
lamas. I am!' wlsienitapd mystoriec
sixi,a geologist; aidleUeve that there 04
all the eillitikkeu,. 'that , we iiird
better AMA 'itatifidisasiiiviggkivisa.
E 9
...or who strolledin gave me another, i •
b dinner time I had heard wonders an
absurdities enouo, to make a new "
of Mormon." The hanaelistaof this Rilet
hid entered into Dr. Potter and his per
ishinners, like the legion of devils into the
herd of 'wine. and driven.. them hencllong
into a sea of folly. There had been More
tongues spoken &fling the pilot month tit
this little Yankee city than wouldhave
sufficed for oar whole stellar - -r-
Blockheads who were not troubl L
with MI
idea once a fortnight. and who could neith
er write nor speak their mother English
decently, had undertaken to expound
thimp which never happened in dialects
which nobody understood. People who
hitherto bad been remarkable for their igno
ranee of the past and the slowness of their
comprehension of the present fell to fore
telling the future, with a glibness which
made Isaiah and Ezekiel appear like mi
nor prophets, and a destructiveness which
nothing would satisfy but the immediate
advent of the final conflagration. Gouty
brothers whose toeswere a burden to them,
and dropsical sisters with swelled legs, ,
hobbled from street to street, laying would- I
be miraculous hands on each other, on I
teething children, on the dumb and blind.
on foundered horses and mangy clogs even,
or whatsoever other sickly creature hap
pened to get under their silly noses. The
doctors lost half their practice in conse
quence of the reliance of the people on
these ,spiritual methods of physicing.—
Children were taken out of school in order
that they might attend the prophesyings
and get all knowledge by supernatural intui
tion. Logic and other worldly methods of
arriving at truth were superceded liy,
dreams, discernings of spirits, and similar
irrational processes. The public madness
was immense, tempestuous, and unequal
led by anything of the kind since the
"jerks" which appeared in the early part
of this century under the thundering ad
ministrations of Peter Cartwright. That
nothing might be lacking to make the
movement a fact in history, it had acquired
a niurte As its disciples used the word
"dispensation" freely, the public called
them Dispensationists, and their faith Dis
pensationiarn, while their meetings receiv
ed whimsical title of Dispensaries..
Amid this clamor of daft delusion, Dr.
Potter congratulated his people on the res
urrection of the age of miracles, and preach
ed in furtherance of the work with a fervid
sincerity and eloquence rarely surpassed
by men who support the claims of true
religion and right reason. Had by brotieht
the same zeal Ti bear against mathematics,
it merms•to ineihe might has. abiken •the
popular faith in the multiplication table.
The,wonders transacting in his church be
ing noised abroad, the town was soon
crowded with curious strangers, mostly
laymen, but several clergymen, some anx
ious to believe, other* ready to sneer, but
all resolute to see. As might have been
ereected, the nature of the 'exciteritent
alarmed the wiser pastors of the vicinity
for &because of Orthodoxy. They saw Oat
several af•the asserted miracles were sim-
ply hoaxes or delusions ; 'they suspected
, that the deknoilm Longues Might be both
; ing but the senseless bubbling of overheat
', ed brain-pans; Ahoy. perceived that the
Doctor in his entiussipitic flights was soar: -
, ing clear into the murky clouds of Spiritu
alism ; and they &ended lest the sccidlizg
world, should make a weapon out of these
absurdities for an attack upon the Chris
, Lien ihith. , They began to preach
Illte faeatlainn ; and, of course, my=
- derlottneed them as infidels. High war
ensued among' the principalities and pow
, ers of theology in all that portion of Yan
The reaction roused by the unbelieving
clergymen reached the Doctor's an
lion, and eatilioldedned all the' ifr re . combine into an •
party, 4t *meeting of then! ,peratem. a
committee was appointed to weitripon the
pastor and respectfully request hit to diii-1
004 -t o par botel, ant.
idbird about thisrevival
H46' g.ave me a lc
the : 01 . 14r, and them every
miss Riley, to cease his efforts after the
supernatural; and to return to his former
profitable manner of ministration. Dr.
Potter war amazed and indignant ; he re
plied, that he should preach the truth as
it was revealed-to himself ;be scouted the
dictation of the committee, and fell back
upon the solemn duty of his office ; he
ended by informing the gentlemen that
they were unbelievers and materialists.—
Naturally die dissenters grew all the more
fractious for this currying, and held anoth
meeting, in which the reaction kicked up
higher than ever. Being resolved now to
proceed to extremities, and, if necessary,
to form a new congregation, they drew up
the following recantation and sent it to Dr.
Potter,—not with any hope that he would
put his time to it, but-for the purpose of
ridiculing his infatuation and driving him
to resign his pulpit.
the undersigned, pastor of the First I
Church in Troubleton, having been led far
from the truth by the absurdities of mod
ern miracleism and spiritualism, and hav
ing seen the error of my ways, do penitent
ly subscribe to the accompanying articles.
"Ist. I promise to cease all intercourse
with &blasphemous blockhead named John
M. Riley, who has been the human cause
of my downfall.
"2d. I promise to avoid in future all
rhapsodies, ecstacies, frenzies, and whim
seys which throw ridicule on true religion
by caricaturing its influences.
"3d. I promise to regard with the pro
foundest contempt and indifference both
my own dreams or somnambulisms and
those of other people.
- 4th. I proiiise not to unveil the secret
things of Infinity, nor to encourage others
to unveil them, but to mind my own finite
business, and to rest satisfied with the
revelations that are contained in the Bible.
"sth. I promise not to speak unknown
tongues as long as I can speak English, and
I not to listen to other people who commit
the like absurdity, unless I know them to
be Frenchmen or Dutchmen or other for
eigners of some human species.
"6th. I promise not to heal the sick by
any unnatural and miraculous means, but
rather to call in for their aid properly ed
ucated physicians, giving the preferenee to
those of the allopathic persuasion.
'7th. I promise not to work signs in
heaven nor wonders on earth, but let all
things take the oourse allotted to them by
s good and wise Providence."
Of course Dr. Potter looked upon this
production as the height of irreverence and
irreligion.,atid proposed to excommunicate
the authors of It. Hence the dissenters
declared themselves seceders, and took im
mediate steps to form a new 'society.
It was at this etas" of the excitement
'Met I returned to Troubleton and made
my call upon the Doctor. I felt anxious to
save my old Mend and worthy pastor. I
saw, that. if he aseinued in his present
cornea, bowl:maid strip himself, one after
tlis other, of his Whoopee, his position, his
religion. and hit tesson. That very even
ing. after the usual conference infesting
was evetrid tidied again on him, and found
hies ' ham* of spirit.
trite, there is no end to
It SP * r 4 W he. - l‘Ther doors are open-
you can appreciate these twinge F pro %
' "When I am in my MIMS," returned I.
"But what is the row ? if I ma use that
worldly expression. Has Mr. John M. Ri
ley been brought to weft'ss any state prison
"Lb, Elderkin 1" sighed the Doctor, let
tang go, of my hand with a sad look of re
proach. "But no: you cannot remain for
ever hi this skepticism ; you will be bro't
o'er to us before long. Let me tell you
what, has happened. But, remember, you
mat keep the secret until to-morrow, as
you value precious liven. Mr. Riley has
just left me. He has made me a revelation,
a prophecy, which will be proof to all men
of the origin of our present experiences.—
He has had a vision, thrice repeated. It
foretold that this very night a robbery and
murder would be attempted in the city of
New Haven. The-evil drama will open be
tween two and three o'clock. There will
be three burglars. The house is situated
in the suburbs, to the east of the city, and
about a mile from the colleges."
!.'ls it? And what are you going to do
about it ?—telegraph ?"
"No. We will be there in person. We
will ourselves prevent the crime and seize
the criminals. I shall have a word in sea
son for that family; Sir. I wish to improve
the occasion for its conversion to a full be
lief in these sublime mysteries. Mr. Riley,
with three of my eople, will meet at the
station. We sha ll be in New Haven by
eleven, stay an hour or two in some hotel,
and at half past one go to the house:"
"My deer Sir, 1 remonstrate," exclaim
ed I. "You will get laughed at. .You
will get shot at. You will get into. dis
grace. You will get into jail. For pity's
Sake, give up this quixotic expedition, and
rant me an absolution before the fact for
kickinel out of doors."
The Doctor turned his face away from
me and walked to a window. His air of
profound,, yet uncomplaining grief. struck
me with compunction, and, tbllowing him.
I held out my hand.
"Come, excuse me," said I. "Look here,
—if this comes true, I'll quit geology and
go to
, working miracles to-morrow. I'll
come over to your faith, if I have to wade
through my reason."
"Will you ?" he responded; joyfully
"You will never repent it. There, shake
hands. I - am not angry. Your unbelief is
natural, saddening. To-morruw night,
then, come and see me again and I will
tell you the whole adventure. I must be
off to the train now. Excuse me for leav
ing you. Would you like to sit here
awhile and look at Humby's •Modern )Aiir
soles' ?"
"No, thank you. Prefer to look at your
miracles. lam going with you."
"Going with me? Are you? I'm delight
ed l" he cried. not in the least startled or
embarrassed by the proposition. "Now
you shall see with your own eyes."
"Yes, if it isn't too dark, I will,—word
of a geologist. Well, shall we start ?""
"But won't you have a weapon ? We go
armed, of noun, iunamuch ad the »emu.
drels may show fight when we come to ar
rest them."
•'I don't want 4.," said I, gently pushing
away a pookAt piatot, about tus dangerous
u a squirt„ "Agli-the burglars you see>w
night may *boot at me, and welcome:"
ler In the tenth century, to eat oft the
same plate, and drink out of the same cup,
was considered a mark of gallantry, and the
best possible understandincbetw een a lady
and gentlensin.
sir A daring but unsuccessful attempt
to asessainate the Hon. Joint A. Poor, May.
or of Carbondale; by shooting, was made on
Sunday evening. Four duke passed thro'
his hat. The perpetrator orthis outrage is
not yet apprehended.
A resident of that place, lifr. H—, was
one autumn engaged in felling trees at
some distance from the house. His LW'
son, eight years old, was thehabit, while
his mother was busy with household eares,
of running out into the field and woods
around the house, and often going where
his father wu at work. One day after the
frost bad robbed the trees of their foliage,
the father left his work sooner than usual
and started for home. Just on the edge
of the forest he saw a curious pile of leayes
—without stopping to think what made it,
he cautiously removed the leaves when,
what was his astonishment, to find his own
darling boy lying there sound asleep.—
'Twas but the work of a moment to take
up the little sleeper, put in his placea small
log, carefully replace the leaves, and con
ceal himself &along the bushes to watch
the result. After waiting there a short
time, he heard a wolfs distant howl,
quickly followed by another, till the woods
seemed alive with the fearful sounds. The
howls came nearer, and in a few minutes a
large, gaunt, savage looking wolf, leaped
into the opening, closely followed by the
whole pack.
The leader sprang directly on the pile of
leaves, and in an instant scattered them
in every direction. Soon as he raw the
deception, his look of fierceness changed
to that of most abject fear. He shrank
back, cowering to the ground, and passive
ly awaited his fate; for the rest, enraged
by the supposed cheat, fell upon him, and
tore him to pieces, and devoured him on
the spot. When they finished their com
rade. they wheeled around, plunged into
the forest, and disappeared ; within five
minutes of their first appearance not •
wolf MIS to be seen. The excited father.
pressed the child to his bosom, and thank
ed the kind Providence which led him
there to save his dear boy. The boy, after
playing till he was weary, had laid down
and fallen asleep, and in that situation the
wolf had found him and covered him with
leaves, until he could bring his comrades
to the feast : but, himself had furnished the
repast.-- WeodisortAs Cab. Lsb.
kaataga Fe. —Once when traveling is a
rtfig I:urli I /net a young lady who eeers•
eti to is• upon the constant look out for
son-ething laughable ; not content with
laughing herself, took great pains to make
others do the e•ame.
Now. traveling in a stagecoach is rather
prosy business. People in this situation
are apt to show themselves peevish and
selfish ;so the young lady's good humor
was, for a time, very agreeable to the tray
lets. Every old barn was made the sub
ject of a passing joke, while the cows and
hens looked demurely on, little dreaming
that folks could be merry at their expense.
All this, perhaps, was harmless enough.—
Animals 're not sensitive in that respect.
They art. not likely to have their feelings
injured because people make fun of them;
br - come to human beings that
ier thing. So it seemed to
while an old lady came run
ie swinging her baguet
and in a shrill voioe begging
the good old lady comingto
,he roadside, squeezed her
wo bars, which were not only
I positiort, but very near to
young lady in the stage coach
made some ludicrous remark, and the pai
lenge?, laughed. It seemed very enemas
bie ; for in getting through the fence the
poor woman had made sad work with her
old black bonnet, and now taking a seat
beside a well dressed lady, really looked
as if she had been blown there by a whirl
wind. • This was a new piece of fun, and
the girl made the most of it. She carica
tured the old lady upon a card ; pretend
ed, when she was not looking, to take pa
terns of her bonnet., and in various other
ways tried to raise a laugh. At ngth the
old woman turned a pale facet ward her.
"My dear," said she, "you young,
healthy and happy ; I have bee so too,
but that time has passed ; lam now de
script and forlorn. This coach is taking
me to the death bed of my ch" d. And
then my dear, I shall bea poor o woman,
all alone in the world where giTb
think me a very amusing objectwill
laugh at my old fashioned cloth' i as odd
appearance forgetting that the a woman
has a spirit that has loved ands ffered and
will live forever."
The coach now stopped tg4re a poor
looking house, and the old lad 3f feebly de
scended the steps.
low i 4 she?' was the first trembling
inquiry of the poor mother,
"Jus' said the man who was lead
ing her into the house.
Putting up the steps the driver mounted
hi box, and we were upon the road again.
Our merry young friend had placed her
card in her pocket. She was leaning her
head upon her hand ; and you may be as
sured I was not sorry to see a tear upon
her fair young cheek. It was a good les
son, and one which we hoped would do her
A KNOTTY Qutarios.—"Sally Jones, have
you done the sum I set you'?" "No, thir;
I can't do it." "Can't do it l ashamed of
yon. Why, at your age I could do any sum
that was set me. I hate the word *can't ;'
for there is no sum that can't be done, I
can tell you." "I think, thir, that I knoth
a sum you can't thifer out." "Ha! well,
well, Sally, let's hear it." It ith thith,
thir: If one apple cauthed the ruin of the
whole human rath, how many thutch will
it take to make a barrel of thweet thider,
thir ?" "Miss Sally Jones, you may turn
to your parsing lesson." "Veth, thir."
M•RRitD IN IlAsTz.—A fellow named
Greeley took board with a widow in Rooh
ester last week. In two days he "wooed and
won" the widow's "fair daughter." and two
day's after the wedding he ran off, leaving
his wife, but taking vests and pantaloon,'
belonging to his fellow boarders.
I A Professor in a certain colleges wan
expatiating to a pupil on the meritsof La
tin, cited a specimen. "You will observe
from the word." said the Professor, "the
flexibility of the latin language. Pater is
father, now here we have Patrons, an un
cle on the father's side. Can you make
vny such change in your language? Pater.
patruus. propatruus, is.there any way you
can change father into uncle in English ?"
••I don't think on any.' replied the young
philologist. "unless you can get him to
marry your aunt." The Professor has not
been heard of since.
A TsaiLux° Wilts arozr.—Tbe settle
of Maine found, besides its redfaced own
ers, other and abundant sources of annoy
ance and thnger. The instic forests,
which then waved where now Is heard the
hum of business, and where a thousand
villages stand, were the home■ of innumer
able wild and savage animals. Often at
night was the fanner aroused from sleep
by a noise without, which told that bruin
was storming the sheep pen or pig sty, or
was laying violent paws upon some un
lucky calf--and often, on a cold winter
evening, did they roll a large log against
the door, and the beating hearts draw clos
er around the fire, as the dismal howl of
the wolf ec oed through the woods. The
wolf was th most ferocious, blood thirsty,
but coward y of all, rarely attacking man,
unlest , driven by severe hunger, and seek
ing his vic(uu with the utmost pertinacity.
The incident here related occurred in the
early history of Biddeford.
11110.. A newly married couple, some
years since, took up their abode in Poplar
street. At breakfast, the next =nal:is,
after their entrance, the sen,tlemanstto
his lady, "My dear, thio is Poplar st
and by puting in r (you) it becotnat popu
lar." "And'by putting la in it," prompt.
ly replied the lady, ~it becomes populous."
The New York Leader, ot Saturthy, claims
that Dicks, the pirate, supposed to liars • barb
buaK on Redloe's Island, Mar New York okty,
on the 13th of July, was reansoitsinkisrtar
seteppible exeqution, by meatie of 111/B..l•Vtrr
-Chemical bath, and h now !