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THE WHOLE ART OF GOVERNMENT CONSISTS IN THE ART OF BEING HONEST. JEFFERSON.
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1853.
Xiti!is!icd Iy Theodore Schocli.
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From Arthurs Home Gazette.
THE MOUNTAIN PREACHER-BOY.
m A TROWELING NATURALIST.
PART 7?I1?R'P nWHITT
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A rrcsbytcry of the Church
had assembled in one of the valleys of
the Cumberland Kanp-e. It was a season
of spiritual drought, and the churches
had suffered from famine. The nurahe
of the ecclesiastical boity then collected
their semi-annual convocation, were most
ly weather beaten veterans, men who had
braved the earlier difficulties of the de
nomination to which they were attached,
when about twenty years before it had
seceded from the parent stock, to erect a
banner in Ziou with a new device. They
were in all about twenty persons, of whom
o llfJlrt mevn tlifin liolf vrrn rrffi flinri frtr
rct rulin- elders of conrcation who
were there to represent the local interests
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Oi lilt! UUUltU SWMUUS. '
This meeting was at a solemn crisuSfor
the church was troubled, and the way be-
fore her was shrouded in darkness. The
love of many had waxed cold. Defection? "m
had occurred; some who were once mas
ters in Israel had withdrawn, carrying oif,1
weighty influence, and leaving perplexi-
ties behind. !
Others were threatening to dissolve the 1
buuiv.u, ituioo muaui kiiuiico ncu mauu i
1 O 1
l111nll lnlrtff 1Of1!nol nlinnn vr- r V n A
in doctrines and policy
ness prevailed in regard to candidates for
the ministry, none having offered for sev
eral sessions, and those
riving but little evidence
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to advance, or an abilitv to lahor in the
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work which they had professed to love.
lJresbtery, however, was unusu
nearly every church session bcin
sented, and not one of the ordai
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jsters absent, l he deliberations were o-
pened, as usual, with prayer by the mod-! Luau uu "au Ul"'1 nitu mc uuc . agony to his final triumph, and shouting 01 nature in lts displays oi tue wisaom,
erator, an a2ed servant of God, and it and commumcate is wishes privately, for ( until hig voice rang back from the hillside, power and love of God. We parted, then
was observed by those skilled 'in such ' as yet u0 Persons imagined his true er- the Mountain Boy enohained each heart, neither having inquired the name or res
things, that there was great liberty given ' rand' but ratber SUPP0Sed that he WaS la" 'm it3 very Pulf tions be ne"d' idence of the other,
i- , i , fm ,i n i - borincr under some spiritual difficulty, There was not a dry eye in the assembly. ,Mmn
him when he entreated "that the God oi The gray-haired moderator sobbed aloud. 1 A few days afterwards the JJethelcamp-
u, . j which he would needs have settled by the mr J -7 uu.util'"1 c,"uuoaivuu-. " . T ...
thc liarvest in infinite mercy, would send meetjnrr j3ut to this hint he resolutelv more excitable joind, from time to meeting commenced, and 1 did not tail to
more laborers into His harvest." demurred replying 'that he'd get his time in bis snouts as tlie worcls of icto- be there. I arrived just before sundown
The usual formalities being ended, the , voice Mreckly, please God:' and so he ry rung in their ears; and when, after a Saturday oveningf and before any reli-
i j i n ' a;a n,i i,nJ,L c;v,f;r. 1.: of sentence of great length, he declared that ' . .. , , , mi
opening sermon was preached by the ( "id, and he rose up, straignting his gaunt, Q was hCfrun in his heart ' and that S10US excitement had commenced. The
same person. His subject comprehended awkward form, and then such words as hJd done this k wifchi meeting opened as usual on Friday by a
ji t , i i c ii i passed ins lips, had never belore rung i . , . , . i i . . , . n ., , i .i n
the character and importance of a call to i.rniI(ri, fi,.f iJmMv him,' not one who was experienced in sermon at night. On the next day the
thc Gospel ministry, and was treated with ,
much earnestness. The morning hour
being ended, the body adjourned to ear-
y candk-ligMng. A considerable crowd
had assembled upon this novel occasion,
and it was under their hospitable roofs
that the members found welcome re-
ception. Few, indeed, of the mountain
cabins in the vicinity but what received
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one or more upon that occasion, glad to
bc permitted to talk of the Saviour, to
scene to one wno uas not mixea in iuu ,
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oinerent puases oi iroutier me. xuc
building in which thc meeting was held
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TOS a plain log-cabin, the dwelling ofone
of the elders, ud only selected on account,
of its being the largest in the vicinity.-
muoc wuuiuimjf uau autu uuivuuuaa vi ao m.i vuiuiiiwvu. j. uuo uu uu,v yaao uigwuiio. xuio uiuc, nuiiie ip tt giv-ciuuvui ua3 Deen UClCer UCSCriUCU III 1110 Scl lOo I ainatlOn aUd that IOT tUC 11 Tot llluC 111 1Mb UUairUCtiOU, UU ilTj UaLUlUliy iCgurUCU lb
hearing the Go3pel. Night brought them more than twenty years, laboring in an about them that I cannot admire a great styled, "Needless from ray Needle-book," I life he was to officiciate in thc adminis-1 as an infernal machine, intending to land
all back again to the house of gathering. bu,nb !f W?J J?B2?!S ll?! offll" deal of oddity in dress' and sPcecb and in M'Makin's Courier, than I could do it, 1 tration pf the Lord's Supper. . him in glory before his time Not feeling
T . 0;u.i nnA i P.uring the pleasures and profits of the ' ' ' ' f T , . 4 A T T L The whole tenor of his discourse was any great partiality for such apotheosis,
4l ACTA tttI. n h n 1 1. n n. l ATTrtMfl, ltWtlC rtf no l. fll rtlllf 1 tTi f 1 "I Tl 'PI. .1C? l.l llOl nOCCQM 111 rtrtfl rt5 if 1 C3 f 1111 1 . ftTrt IiT T f.lAnf sltnl 1 1 1 11. .1 .1 T ll. " I
j.u uj u, ciuuiunj, nuu uuu ""'"""(j CliaSe. luunuv-iu, uuMu juiui.m uim.il .v gicttu By X UCSlMt. .TV3 i I UUU UJJ, X WUb lUBli.Jli . a jnhcfe
Thcre were the beds and the furniture of ranee of everything religious, devoted the the world give me Bethel Camp-Ground quaintance, I took a lounge with him ti
the whole family, no unprolific one at hour to a sketch of thi3 world's condition as the best. Its noble spring is larger, ' round the enclosure, and thenitwa-3 time
that, stowed around a room but tweenty buried in sin, his own perilous state, and freer and cooler than any other, as it bul-f0r supper. This bounteous meal is of
the value of his immortal soul, and qon- . f , r , , . . v . i
feet square. , , , , . -th ' fll , rnn, ges out from the sparkling sands clear o- the flesh-pots of Egypt, being mainly com-
Upon those beds, and upon seats made
by laj'iug split puncheons upon cross logs,
was seated the company of men, women
and children, ministers, delegates, and
all, each glad to endure a process of com
pression for a few hours, in the expecta-
tion .of an intellectual reward.
It had .been beforehand .arranged that of mountains, pressed upon his soul. edo.utby their fiddle-shaped foliage, when' sermon the next morning. (There is a
this night's meeting should be devoted to ' ecP forsook his eyelids. His axe rested tQ annual August gathering occurs, and ' cant phrase used in dividing our camp
candidates fpr the ministry, 'ontho wilj1113" ' dust-coveredyheir old cast-away last year's leaves, ! meeting preachers, viz, 8 o'clock and 11
A call was therefore made 1 to all who! Dm. i , . i . ,nf which have disgusted, their very nostrils o'clochs, tho latter beiug the intellectual
. , , . . , The simple-hearted neighbors, ignorant i - . .
had felt impressions to preach, to come as himself, pronounced him deranged; the 80 ln. are a" sept and burnt, and they ( Sampsons of the occasion.) Long betore
forward and converse with Presbytery onj younger portion called it love; a few, not! can behold the green grass coating their Jthe latter hour I had seated myself at a
' the subi'ect' Every one must undergo
this peculiar ordeal, who inclines to enter
the ministry and there are no traditions
tlic ministry, ana mere are no traditions
in the church more entertaining than those
tell how the ministers who are now
huriiiiin nnrl slriiiina oTi? iniii flioir
' o ana sinning ilgfUS, made tUCir
nsf awwnrfl iirmroniisinfl- pvliihifc
, urst awKWara ana unpromising CXUlDlt
hnforp Prphvf arr'
fill 1t! 1 1
me can oeing maae ny tnc presiding
j officer, three persons arose to their feet.-' all that attention which the criminal upon
' Of the first and second, it will be unneces- J the gallows bestowsupon the distanthorse-
L , to k The tbird had stood j man, who, perhaps, brings him the expec-
partlv concealed in a dark corner of the ted wpn0I.e' ? u f J
. P y concealed in a uarK cornei oi tne camp.meeting fervor that he at last found
room, while the others were relating the neace and there his frantic ejaculation,
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' particulars which induced the Presbytery lTvc got it, 1 vc gotit,1 was like the world-
: to acccpt them as probationers; but now.wide Eureka of the Syracusan, when hia
hc stepped forward and faced the moder-1 g""d discovery first electrified his own
ator' His appearance escited a uuiver-j he came home to te1 hia neigh.
Sal Start of surPrise even amonS that un" ; bors what the Lord had done for his soul.
1 sophisticated audience, accustomed to Forsaking all other duties, he wandered
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Vmnf TinmiiiorSfioq nf rl iwQQ nnrl rnf1nnoQ from cabin to cabin, and wherever he
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cloth that is, a cloth home-spun, home-
woven, home-cut ana nome-sewea, dyea
To this add browns of home-tanned.
red leather, tied with a leather thong,
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covuruig iiiiuicu&B luc-t, mauu Vuum icut
ana oroansj lor ciimDins mns, anu you.
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have the portrait of a mountain boy.
Able at full run to scale a bluff, to live
1 unon thc nroceeds of his rifle for support
nnn r.n w1,in anv low-land fellow in the
State' Suh S tb perSn wh left LiS
dark corner and came into the lull blaze
of the pine-knot fire. He was weeping
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oute anQ "aS
P.nmlhve S su,ch ca3es Pro;
vided was necessarily adopted. He stood
ilent for a moment, every beholder await
speak. The moderator
remarked. 'And what did you '.
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nnmo rn tps ivtptv Tor. mv frnnn iripnn '
lake your own time and tell us all about
don't be alarmed; be seated
was emboldened by
'gain, even the third and fourth time, but!
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I pOMln tiM'nr nrop.ppcl fiirf hpr t.nan 'T vfi
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1 1 . r, 1 I. Kollnn -i;-v ;iU
i shall not attempt, nor could I do it, '
for want of a report,' to quote his own
'language; but the oldest minister present,
j-Qh 0f his subject will be sufficient
oere. It seems that he had lived alibis
days in ignorance and sin, without an
hour's schooling, without any training,
cituef for j5 world or the next without, ;
any knowledge or the affairs of humani-1
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ccdars on his own mountains, and with
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a lew months baclc. he had accident-
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any i;niuu m wim a triivcuug prcuuuer,
who had lost his way among the moun-
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The ministe interested at the oddity
of s ai)Dearanco and his intense ino-
0f a treGj and pleading with God for his
spiritual regeneration. They parted, and
met no more, but the influence of that
Vll LAVA K T IkMVWUMj- ll v Ma MWVUWAWW
meeting paiteu uoi. w'r
U1ULU.LCU LUU JxlilU O cuui ii. auuuc ucuugiui-
ward in the temnle of his heart. A voice
i,eran to whisper in his ears, lRepe7it re-
'tieiit. uhv willve dieV A load, a weight
in Liiaii uiiiuua ijuu iiiju is lunuuu uv x - . . , uu,y a lauui, cxjii tu tue jji cuiauiiuaa ui aim tuuv uusicu up inu illtlliery.
coppera?, alum and walnut bark, and thewavofthe Lord make His naths specifying the peculiar species gathered. 1 1 he text was announced in a
""X 1 -w I Straight. I AAU uunv iuukuvij 1 lui 1.W1I1UU HO LUill
.1 . " "i ll - 1 f. i 1 i ..1 .1 . .. . . - 1 1 l.its fnnnd a o ti f i ni r n f mi TTOt M tt nrnqnlunn . aOie 1H tUC (llSlallCC.
Ill" nun mkuiiow uuuusiuj tut; aiuiuum,!;- ; lucuu ui uu it iiu uuu. 1T1UU tuu Ue COnVerSailOU lUL'J UIS ilitllU. LUUJi.lt, " X 1 J x o ( V.Ml -.-. till 11
t r. , . , ., .... i ;ci ,1 iii i i . . . : nirr htQ nnri Nunriavs anrl ovnornncr n I t.ho. ntn-viiuaua n aiuuuuu mi uvci
ment or ms Dusiness; men clearing nis P""'""" ""'""'B" and it, was then allabout Jesus Uhnst and ; .. a . , T . . i P . f? " fl,PP trmnlps of drink nono nm'to n;
hn fnH ' time, ue had cot up a revival oi reunion in ii-o i nun. uuuc uunc as
throat commenced-'l'vc come to Fresby Z.a r His religion, and how much that religion, is ' tm ' linnl TClVh swent like wildfire, and chitecturally imposing as the St.
. liuuYiutcu tuau iu unuu ui un" uo waa , -i- 1 -. 1.1.11 , , ,
' hnf. n npur tlnnf of ton iq liiinorl. . . - , . , ,.D ,i.i : il. T ,1 J 11 1 1. r xi.i.i"i.l .fil.. i 1. f nmn. hnr. nl siinmrnntiQ v cn IpnHiH
, here, lie theretore advised him to an-1 neeuuu 111 Lue "uilu auu oil ( urougut m auurus w tuu iuiu ui iuu uuuiuu. r j
al v ful 1 into torrents, unobserved by the hearers, mau ue uiiut uc iuu iBgcui luuuiijjwa.. t - , ,
1 j j a e ii i .. i . i , ii . ! : on nf annro WHlotQ RJaJrlln. in the first vear ot its operation. I he ave-
. uuuib w i iwuj , auu luuatuuu ui wnne ail sat spcu-pound at tue recital. . (jross, in an ear y oay, ami una, wun uvUiU 6- - , e c i r i 1.1
SrcPre-:, - 1 -,i Uxr.-xi 11. -.i v.t 1 ' . . ., ' , vnnrncV was to tp.ll a thintr as soon as he rage receipts of any of the fashionable
nod min-j nte MUl Pre"uea- I " Tf . ' u 1 ua.ruarou? vision sharpened by laith, that thc reveia- g'Yj " while he c?uld preach at ' drinking saloons may beset down at
Here one of tho members sureested as the African s, alternately crying and ,. , ,nna . Oon,u tuun rVplntinn lc.a? a?a . . , T ?re. v , I eonn , 5,w a fiLno
slanderous, but suspicious, thought, in a
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private s way, u
! bimself S0USbt rellS10US meetings, but
. , , distaut and hc heard
they were few and distant, and he heard
no echo to the voice within him, and he
still returned hungry and dissatisfied.
The people of a certain town will not
soon forget the apparition of that awk
ward and illdressed man who visited their
churches, to Dlant himself in front of the
nuln t. and to listen to the exercises with
j i . i i. n. .i i.
! lounu a nearer
lin fn11n1 imnn liim f n
I forsake his
sins. His ardor iucreased ,
Soon his rude but forcible illustrations
Degan to ten upon tue uearts 01 tnose
Ami h orl tn nn iiW
'ihat he was called to preach. Such 1
thought as that of entering the ministry!
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with t'he'one subject,
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and he declared his determination to
speak that subject to others, so long os he
lived, yet it was only
friend that he expected
couldn't read a hymn or a taxt; he hadn't
nun tuuiu ui; ucuumc
moans a huv decent
clothing or pay for
Buthe was guided
a session s schooling.
n.U fnn hn foil ;n nrlfl, n Mntlman rl,o
d had the fiood fortune to spend a Sab-
b th h- ComT)anv This man a nro-
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piy to some reli2ious association, before
which he could lay open his heart, and
t n iinMnrcfAAi
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.n big oo tQ pregb te and present.
inff himself a straneer to all in the man-
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The results of this counsel we have seen
ti u tha hrpith
Fay tne PreatU.
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The pine-fire blazed low; thedipped and
ess candles simmered themselves,
iUUCUlUl, .w.v. "uu. "iu illu
suc. announcements but declared his con-
If0'1011 that lfc was evon so the band of
congUtatjon ensued and then
by general consent, Georgo Willet, was'
duly .received as a candidate for thc holy
msivJ' Tho next event in his history,
part SEC0ND-TI1E ACTOR.
There are no places of general convo-
tt' i ii nnrriT ttc ytt rvrn t ii on ttt T"ti l ah
cation which I so much frequent as camp
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ueai oi sumu uiucr tuiua tuut excites an-
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ger out laiie it uu in an, ior practical
exhibit of religion, for unbounded hospi-'
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t spirituality, give me a country camp-(
meeting against the world. And of all
vor tue toP of tbe d sycamore-gum, and
seeks a far-distant level below. Its oaks
are larger, and sounder, and shadier, as f
they stand stiffly by tho doorways of the
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tnfa qnri rrnnrH f ho uorv onf rn nnn r flin
' v w "Ul-,
There is a sound of welcome murmur
: r a 1 simnle mountaineers, as the words or a' i ii .t, c 1 xt .1 .-n
tnnnd oh?!frupr or human nnfiiro nnri v
, i , ' il..i 1 lrl f kn W nf in U .....no nrann m f nrni-ni cn UUU IllUuU ll UUL UTUUL UcOlUUo OI OU.UUU.
a l,o wnnr frnm 1,5c firaf vi " ' " I Ulffht ttlC SCriPtUrC that UC 113d StUOiea , V J- - 6wm. .ti.tUa,iui
own old roots once more. Its very fen
ces are stronger, its tents are tastier v and
oh, far better than all that, its patrons are
the very cream of Christians, and the quin
tessence of hospitality. Commend me to
Bethel Camp-Ground always as a place
for enjoyment, physical and spiritual.
It was not many years ago, that I was
traversing the hills in that vicinity, in
search of some rare specimens of cri?i
oids, that could only be found thereabouts.
Myjwallethung heavily by my side, for the
crinoidea abound all through that ranee, !
and my steps were perceptibly shortening,
as I toiled up the hill which separated me
from my boarding-house, when I was over-
taken by a horseman, who, as soon as he
approaced abreastof me, dismounted, with-
onta question, and asked me to ride and lie
with him. The proposition was so bluntly
raadejis to leave out all possibility of re
fusal, and I at once acceded to his request.
On we jogged together, and before I knew
' what I was- about, I found myself giving
uim a somewnat teaious report 01 my
'lnno-li nfWself now when I think of it
aluf then, with the most singular earnest -
, ness, u i wuguu 8uu muui icuuuuuuu
to the of God ! Although taken all
' aback, as the sailors say by the oddity of
the association, yet I was not ill-read in
greatest eminence consider thestudy of na-
ture as the study of the first revelation of!
God. He was struckwith the remark, hack-
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it was ana lauorea to araw me
urther oufc5but feellDS some dimdenceupon
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i-oji ncif.tvoQ nnff nhnrp.fi to liraw inn'
this branch of my profession, I declined
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further debate and changed the handle of'
' kind of talent fits in the spiritual temple
nnf. made with hands, and a creat deal
: more to the same purpose.
sight of my boarding-house, he asked me
in a most humble and winning tono if
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custom requires a morning sermon,
another at candlelight; while upor
Sabbath not less than three are expected
by the crowded audiences that cover the
camp-ground on that day.
Thc g a3 j approachC(l itf was
highly interesting, and my note-books
i are crammed page after page with mcmo
1 randa that fairly sparkle with such lead
ers as vivid rare contrast of colors
' clear heavens solemnity, kc, &c, but it
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the eate ot tho camp-trround bv a crowd.
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black and white, who asked the privilege
to entertain me and mv horse with as
uyJ ui.1 uu-iLi mi uuu ir ...u..
much earnestness as hack-drivers on a
steamboat wharf. Resigning myself to
one with whom I had some previous ac-
posed oi hog-meat, (pardon thc title, we
see no vulgarity in it here,) in all shapes
0f cookery, mutton, beef, and hecatombs
of cold chickens. The sermon was preach
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ibre being reserved for next day. The
same choice was made for the 8 o'clock
as friend counsels tllG arf?uments of Auckland, Silliman. and J1.e lMUSM " unnecessary to point out , , ulc'i V - uu"
to do it no more 1 , 0 , -r t i j- chapter and verse ! It is immaterial tor cxienus arouna one-nan 01 ns.circu
tu uo u, 110 more, p, Trm icJ that divines of the , 1 ,. u : u n..i
n nrnonhor? No " r IUetO IOllOWUim tUrOUCU 111S U1V1S10113 ial uica, auu du asi 13 iuc lutciiui tuau
convenient point to see and hear, to see
the audience, aud hear the preacher.
The blowing of the horn called every
one, young and old, to the stand, and by
by their eagerness it was plain that some
thing was expected beyond the ordinary;
and I congratulated myself upon having
secured so favorable a location, to gain
full advantage of it. I should have ob
served that this location was directly un
der the pulpit leaning in fact against it,
and I was, of course, debarred from see
ing the countenance of the speaker.
There is some little awkwardness, too
conuected with that particular seat, for if;
the minister chance to prove a pulpit-
thumper, as many do, you might be sud
denly aroused by the fall of a pitcher of
water, or the big Bible upon your crani-
urn, as I have more than once beheld it.
The opening services, which are usual
ly short at camp-meetings, were soon pass-
(ed over, for it is plain that this class of
; preachers look upon them as lightly as
Nanoleon estimated the Tirailleur service.
1 trnvfillinw frionrl nf n W dvs nrwinns
1 1 rejoiced at the omen. His subject of
j uisuouro was emuraceu tu uie single
word " Consider," and led off by the odd
remark, that if we would read the Bible
dilirrentlv we could find it there, so he
and exhibitions of the subject. My pur -
pose is simply to show what the Mountain '
teacher Boy, (for it was he) had done'
f,i t If - .1 : 1 1 1
. f a
miu;ster uis fir3t half year had becn
witu nimseu in teu years, uunnp- wiucn
! spent in a school, and although his edu-
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catioual progress had hardly been such as
At the next Presbytery he came up to
, eg ieave to 0CCUPy a circmt and dcsPltc
for as vet
iji n 1 1 in i li:u uLtiuiiLiuuubi;
,, i.riv rarl n ip.xt or ivrifo a
3r write a
j copy thafc boay had regard to the pe -
culiarities of his case, and licensed him.
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otten remartea amonS Jlet"0Ulsc uenom-
ination, tnat tne circuit is me iruc coi -
t.li?nii.T.i flip. dav. he made, an uubounded
improveraent. His memory proved re-
tentive, his ideality was highly vivid; per-
severance attended him as a hadow, and
unlimited love for the souls of the world
kept him up and kept him going. There
was nevjr a better comoination oi an tnc;
essentials of a traveling preacher than ap
peared in George Yillets
Yof nonld never learn Grammar nor.
arithmetic, nor any study of a mctaphys-1 drink, at that hour, and in thc policy of
ical tendency. Geography he acquired anything which will add to the repute of
by preaching missionary sermons, natural tne place, and draw a crowd. The rival
philosophy by discourses upon the evi-; ry of these drinking places make a year
dencc of God's wisdom on earth, and his- 'lj increase of magmficenoe m their lux
tory by his desire to sec the ancient dis- uries and appointments, which seem to
plays of persecuting and redeeming pow-. promise that the Arts shall be tributary
er. Year after year passed, ne could ; and the city be largely indebted to them
not spell, hc could not compose a conncc- ( for its splendor."
ted sentence, he could not parse, he could
only study, and preach what hc studied. luferual ItiaCllinCS.
In sheer desperation, the Presbytery General Pierce, the President elect, a
concluded at last to ordain him, and did j few days since, received a suspicious -look-so
although by a breach of thc Church's ing box, per Cheney's Express, from the
rule as to literary qualifications. It hap- J "West. Supposing, from his exalted posi
pened that the occasion on which I first ( tion, that sowfe wicked Whig, or "fananti
met him, was his first sermon since hia or-' cal Abolitionist" might be plotting his
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I Uitrf cmnnra
There was much elo-
j mill tiiifiiib oiccnt.
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quenco, remarkable originality even to
fn-irsnpss. for I recollect that one of his
w j ...
. 0Jt he had read as a
master ; but best of all, a vein ot tender-; courageous and laudable curiosity, de
ness so pure, so gentle, that hundreds termined to solve the "infernal mystery."
of us were lost in tears. The peroration Accordingly seizing a long-handled axe
was tremendous. How such a voice could and placing himself at a rational distance,
come from mortal lung3 I am not physiol- he hurled the iron weapon with full fury
ogist enough to explain, but it raied us j into the box. After waiting with breath
to'our feet like a trumpet, swayed us to less expectation for the "machine" to ex
and fro, to follow as I suppose, the dircc- plode, Mr. W. approached it and discov-
tions of his hand, and at thc closing ap -
peal "for mourners to come forward and ; markably fat ducks and a haunch of ven
be prayed for," such a rush was made ' ison, sent to the President elect by an
that I could not have withdrawn from my jadmiriug Catholic friend in Cincinnati,
position with less than Araalek s strength with a note accompanying, desiring to bo
and was compelled to endure such com- remembered in the division of the spoils!
pression as I never before experienced. ! We need only add that the only thing
At the hour of communiou-service I "infernal" about the "machine" was an
heard him depicture the scene ''on that,
dark, that doleful night,"
"When power of earih and hell nrrayed
Against the Sou of God's delight;',', ..
and truly I had nover before seen thc face ;
of the Man of sorrows, nor,, heard him
speak. "Will the reader forgive the per
sonal allusion, when I say, that cynic as
I may be, or may have been, that effort
brought my inmost soul to declare that
"almost thou persuadest we to be a Chris
tian." At night, that mountain voice a
gain spoke upon us, and ere I left the
next morning, a large accession in the
way of new converts was joyfully announ
ced to the congregation.
Since that period I have often sat un
der the ministry of George "Willets, and
never but to admire the inexhaustible fer
tility of a soil that lay fallow for so many
years. Maturity of intellect is upon him.
The vagaries of his 3-outhful exercise in
the pulpit, have been conquered, but the
j eloquence, the originality, the gentle vtin
01 Christian love he retains.
Liquoring at New-Orleans.
N. P. Willis, in one of the sketches of
travel he is now publishing in the Ilome
Journal, describes as follows the magni
tude and splender of the New-Orleans
'Temples of Drink,' and the habits of
'The Hotel St. Louis, (the principal
one after the burning down of the St
Charles.) is an immense structure on tho
scale of the Astor Ilouse of New-York,
built around a lofty rotunda, that was
once L believe, tue Uty Exchange, llie
: towering dome of this imposing architec-
tural centre, reaches to the roof, and is
surrounded with corridors and a gallery:
and the hotel, (an excellent and highly
' luxurious one,) seems qutte secondary to
, " in its magnificent use as a 'bar-room.'
. the half moon busy barkeepers, seen
fm the opposite gallery, as thoy stand
and manipulate behind their twinkling
ivilHornoca nt r aiinfnre 1nnl-in lil n
julep.aromaj performed bj dwarf3 thc
murmer of the gliding ice and the aroma
-- uv,uUlvi.3j ,
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of fragaant mint, betraying their occupa-
finn niifflintr fnnfnroc! Ainfn tinWief i nrineh
tion,buttheir features quite undistinguish-
cstiy. lhe waas are hung with, costly
Pam""Ss' anu a" "iat aamas.K ana Jelvec
can do for comfort, and gliding and ma-
' nogany lor spien
' hogany for splendor, is lavishly done.-
1 Of the amount
resorts, some ide
!i fripnfl mpnfim
of frequentation of these
a may be formed by what
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. the inevitable drinks with friends and ac-
quaintances, average from 200 to 8300
i A sumptuous lunch of turtle soup, etc.,
j is furnished gratis, at noon, to attract
j customers; a man getting more than the
and drinks for sixpence, but, the pro
prietor, finding his profit in thc few who
eat, in comparison with the many who
stowed away in the barn, "unsight un-
, seen," and strictly forbade any one to go
near. Thus it remained some days, un-
. . ri 1 . .
ter, who, being exercised theretobv a
; ered (horncih diclu!) two brace of re
inodorous smell for which the admirer
of the new President was in no way re
sponsible. . Authorityjbr this story is the Concord