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To chorir the languid hours of solitude,
Ha oft invites her to the. Muse's lore."
LINES ADDRESSED TO -.
Wert , thou but mine! When morning lighte the lea,
And over lake and hill her glories chine,
My spirit waking. fondly flies to thee:
My earliest with wart thou but mine!
Wert thou . but mine! When twilight's signal star
Is lit in heaven, and hearts to lose incline—
When sleeping flowers upon the dewy air
Their meet. are flinging.- A h,wert thou but mine!
Wert thou hut !nine! At midnight's hallowed hour,
When all earth's weary one. trunnion recline;
When guardian spirits o'er thy pillow soar.
In dreams I murmur,—,Ah, wert thou but mine!
Wert thou, but mine! Amid the joyous throng.
In Pleasure's bowers, at Fashion's flowery shrine.
Wine on the lip, mad mirth upon the tongue,
Still my heart whispers,--Ah wort thou but mine I
Wert thou but mine! When sorrows round me lower,
And tho tired pules, its throbbing would resign,
Lt sieknes+, srinus, sighipg, misery's
On my lip lingers,--Alt, wert thou but mine!
Wert thou but tnine ! Whatever fate befall,
Howe er iu coining life my lot incline,
Thy love to light my path would brighten all.
Welt thou but mine, beloved, wert thou but mine!
Life may go roughly with me--,foes may bate,
Friembsehange,health fade, long cherished Hopes
Yet I could, smile on all the shafts of fate, [decline;
Wert thou but mine,beloved, etert thou but :nine!
Cr Among the various musical gems which havo
been '..ought to light lance tthitipian minstrelsy
come in fashion, none is nihre deservedly popular
than the one the name of which stands at the head
of this parazraph, but to the words usually given
are nut altozother suited to the drawing-ronni, we
su bj„i i , the lulhnvto t haitutiful lines forthe purpose,
written try J. 11. tisq., of Natchez, auu
'publialind in the Free 'reader of that city. s
One by gone morn, as village FAN
Hang !Meet 0 er stream and lea,
Young Walter breathed a sad farewell
To lovely Lucy Lee.
A glossy ringlet next his heart,
He braves the stormy . sea,
The melting sigh —the.tearful eye,
Remain with Lucy Lee.
Oh ! poor Lucy Lee,
CH.! poor Lucy Lee,
The melting. sigh—the tearful eye,
Remain with Lucy Lee.
And gone are year. of hope. and fears;
From %Walter o er the sea.
No tidings came to fun the flame,
The light of Lucy Lee.,
The flower with perfume scents the heath
Though withering,it may be,;
o Remy pasted the wasted breath
Of lovely Lucy Lee,
Oh! poor Lucy Lee,
Ott ! poor I v ory Lee,
So gently pawed the wuated breath
Of lovely Lucy Lee.
How sadly tolls the village bell !
Tho Ugh bush and flower and tree
Bloom gladly forth--yet every knell
htoursis lovely Lucy Lee.
A stranger jolted that tearful train--
Young Walter 's crossed the acs ;
Betide her turnh—oft trio doom--•
He weeps for Lacy Lee,
Oh ! poor Lucy Lee,
Oh ! poor Lucy Lee,
Beside her tomb—oft true love's d00m...
Be weeps for Lucy Lee.
THE FORCED SALE;
i'ouchiag Talo From Real Life.
It Wis a tempestous night—the winds whiitled
fearfulfSr—and hailstones, whose silo thieatened to
alamolisli the windows, rattled against them with
verily aciq is if to test their strength. In the par
lor of a this old fashioned hisser: beside rather a
comfortless 6re on such a Light. were twitted the
family of Mr. Sutherland, consisting of himself, wife,
daughter, and a faithful maid servant. A heavy
gloom, more of sorrow than of anger. rested on
'each brow. trot even excepting that of the maid ser•
vent alluded to, from whose eager glances, ever end
anon cast toward the family group, a close obserVer
would have noticed the deep interest she took in the
cause of their grief.
'rho picture was a tne!ancholy one, for virtue in
'distress has no light shade to relieve; all around it
is dark and sombre. The sensitive artist would have
thrown aside his pencil, if Ate subject had been re
wired to his view as we have described it, and his
heart would have received in impiession which
could not have been transferred to canvass.
'To-marrow,' observed Mr. Sutherland, 'fa the
anniversary of the melancholy death of our henry
—to morrow will be ten years mince tbl veesel in
which he sailed was lost, and all on hoard perished
'Alas,' exclaimed ;he wife, as the tears coursed
their way down her cheeks, to-morrow Will be a
.Indeed it will, for to•morrow this house, which
belonged to my father—the furniture which time
has mode, as it were. part of ourselves, and associ
ated with many i pleasing event in our lives, is to
ue cold—torn from uo by the unrelenting hands of
creditors. But, thank Heaven, misfortune, not
crime, has reduced on to this stage of poverty.'
• Will they sell everything, Pa t--can we secure
nothing?' asked the daughter.
•No my child, notes., with whet little money a
friend has generously loaned toe, I can secure a few
articles. Ellyn. my dear, take your pencil and put
them down; first the sideboard, .two hells, chairs,
and kitchen things. The sideboard, it is trite, will
be to us now a superfluous piece of furniture, but
it belonged to my mother, and I cannot •and will
not part with it.'
• But my piano, Pa I—must it got
The wife sighed, the father cast hie eyes towards
the flickering fite, and the slaughter was silent.—
The fate of the piano was decided upon. A mei
ancholy pause in the conversation plainly told how
severe wt. the alternative—for the law never Aud
is,s the feelings of its victims when exacting the
penalty of a bond.
' Co, Mary,' said Mr. Sutherland, addressing the
servant, go and request the sheriff s officer, who is
watching the property, to walk into the parlor; he
is only doing his duty--no doubt it is as painful to
him as it is distressing to us. Let hint have a scat
at our fire, for it is a severe night.'
•It is, indeed, a, fearful night,' observed Mrs.
Sutherland, • and we have behaved rude to this
Mother, I have made a fire in the worn where
Speak out, child—it was with the last stick.'
Father, it woo--'
Mary returned with the officer, a polite gentle-
manly man—for such should be the character of
men who have to perform a part in the drama of
life--unlike that of the inquisitors of aid, whose
province it was to torture by the rack . with this
difference, however, theirs was a physical torture
--our.. mental one, administered with all the nice
ty and precision of legal justice ! The officer po.
litely accepted the invitation, and endeavored to
cheer his victims by enumerating many cases of a
similar kind. equally poignant and distressing.--
Thus the evening passed heavily and cheerlessly
On the morning of the contemplated sale, there
was to be seen a crowd of people flocking to the
house of Mr. Sutherland—some out of sheer, heart.
less curiosity. friends of the family, o ho came with
mockery on their lips, and empty purses--others
with an intent to purchase ; but not one among the
crowd showed the least desire to aid, assist, or sym.
pathizo with the distress of the family. This is
the world ;—we laugh at the misfortunes of our
fellow creatures, and even mock their distresses, by
witnessing in silence their sufferings. The auction
eer was now making his arrangements by flourish
ing his hammer, rolling his eyes, and using his
tongue. 'rite motley crowd gathered around hint.
The house wilt put up first ; it was accurately de
scribed—free from all incumbrances, and subject to
hut very small ground rent. It wits started at five
thousand dollars. 'Prune were several bidders, all
of whom seemed desirous to purchase it.
Seven thousand five hundred &Mars were at last
upon which Le dwelt for a moment. Mr.
Sutherland compressed his lips together, and mut-
tered to himself, • It cost my father fifteen thousand
• Seven thousand five hundred dollar., going—
once—twice—three times—for the Est time
Thank you, sir. Going at eight thousand—
once eight thousand. twice—eight thousatil, three
limes--going—gone! What name?'
Cliffdrd,' was the response; and all eye's rested
on a tall, noble looking man, who had remained si
lent during the rapid bidding of the speculator—
and who, as the whisper went round, was a total
It is gone,' whispered Mr. Sutherland to his
wife, to he pressed !lei hand in silent grief; we
have no home now.'
Now, Gentlemen,' said the auctioneer, we will
sell this sidehaard, in regard to which I am request
ed by the creditor, .to soy, that it is an old family
piece, and it is the wish of the owner to retain pos.
session of it ir possible. li merely mention it, moil
is known to yoti under what peculiar circumstanced
the things are mild.'
This had the desired effect—no one aeemell wil
ling to bid againcd the tinfortunale titan, who alert
ed it at ten dollars. Twenty was bid by Mr.
Millard; twenty five by Mr.kiutherland ; fifty front
Mr. Clifford silenced the anxious parents, and the
facially ;deco of furniture was knocked down to the
new possessor of the IMuse.
A gentleman who stood by remarked, that the
Oct Was a cold, heartless one.
Was it sarcsethally asked Mr. Clifford; then
air, why did you not buy it for hiin
Mr. duther land was much affected at this little
incident. lie little knows how much he has lacer
aced dire heart. But I will purchase, the piano for
He stepped ur. to Mr. Clifford, and told Biel the
liZt 7 ;2:2 ZYI:n wag 1 1 7 '1.2 a 9 ag342tej.:
drains he had to purchase the piano for hisdaughter
and 'he hoped ho would not hid against him.'
Sir,' said the stranger, an much as I respect
your feelings, and the syMpatltY of this good corn
pony. I cannot, nsy, will not, oltet the determina
tion made Wilf n I first mitered thin house.'
And pray, sir, what may that lie?'
4 1'n purchase every thine in it. had by heavens
I'll do it. though I pay double prim.'
'Strange,' muttered Mr. Sutherland, as he found
his family In another part of the room.
The stranker fulfilled his promise, and actually
bought everything, from the house itself down to
the very axe in the cellar!
After the sale was over, and the company had re
tired. Mr. Clifford requested the.auctioncer to walk
with him into on adjoitiing room, After the lapse
of a few moments, they both returned to the parlor
where the family still remained. The auctioneer
looked around, gave a knowing smile, wished them
all a good day, and. as tie left the room, was heard
to say--• I never heard of ouch a tiling; a perfect
romance, Ha! ha! ha!'
You are now,' observed Mr. Sutherland to Mr.
Clifford, tho owner of this house and furniture;
they were onee mine—let that pass.'
am, sir, for the time being, your landlord.'
I understand you, sir. but will trot long remain
your tenon:. I was going to OhSerVC, however, that
there are a Few articles which I am anxious to pur
chase; that sideboard, for instance. is a family rel
ic I will give you fifty dollars, the price you paid,
and I feel assured, under the circumstances, you
will not refuse me this favor.'
I cannot take it sir.'
Will you not let Pa buy my piano, sir?' hum
lily ached Ellen; he will give you the price at
which it was sold.'
•It is painful for me young lady, to refuse even
this. I will sell nothing—mit even the wood-saw
in the cellar !'
*Then, Mr. Clifford.' exclaimed Mr. S., • we have
no further business here. Come, my dear—Ellen,
get your bonnet—that's your bandbox—let us quit
this house; we are not even free from insult
Whets: is Mary
am here, sir; they key of my trunk is lost•
and I am fastening it with a rope.'
'Stop, toy girl ; methinks 1 purchased that trunk,'
coolly observed 'be stranger.
• Mr. Clifford, I am not so old but that I can re
sent en insult—nay, Will, if you carry this arrogant,
and to me, strange conduct much further. That
poor girl has been to me and mine the best, and I
may say the oldest, friend; she has remained with
us in poverty, assisted us in our distresses, not only
with her purse, but her hands; she is not to me as
a servant, but one of my family, for there is, thank
Heaven, no such have ditinction in poverty that
exists in a state of blasted wealth. Here, here,
with nothing but what we have upon our backs, the
master and servant are equal She is part of toy
funnily, and I will protect her front insult. That
trunk is hers, and who dare take it from her? Not
Mr. Clifford at that moment cast his eyes upon
Mary, who at that moment arose from the floor ; for
u moment they gazed on each other in silence:—
, And she, you say, Jots been to you a friend
Indeed she hos, a kind and noble one.'
Mr. Sutherland, stay one moment; my good
girl, put down that trunk; take a seat madam;
permit me, Miss to hand you a chair ; Mr. Suther
land will you he seated I have yet something
more to say. When you 'requested me to yield up
the wish I had to purchase that sideboard, I told
you that it was my determination to buy it, and I
tell von now that I will not sell it.'
.This, Mr. Clifford, needeno repetition.'
.Aye, but it does. and when that young lady made
the same request for her piano, my answer was the
name. Stop, air, hear me out ;no man would act so
without a motive; no one, particularly a stranger,
would court the displeasure of a crowded room,
and bear up against the frowns, of many, without
an object. Now I had an object, and that, was--
be seated, sir—Madam, your attention—that object
was to buy this house and furniture, for the sole
purpose of restoring them to you and yours again !'
'Sir, is not this a cruel jest 1'
Is it possible 1' exclaimed the mother and
Amaxment took possession of Mary, and her
trunk fell to the floor with a crash, causing her
small mock of clothing to roll out, which she eager
ly gathered up and thrust back, without any regard
to the manner in which it was done.
The auctioneer,' continued Mr. Clifford, 'has
my instructions to have the wetter arranged by the
morrow. In the mean time y.su are at home, Mr.
Sutherland—you are in your own house, and 1 the
'lntruder, sir! Oh, Fay not that--I will not tell
you what a relief this knowledge is to me; hilt I
am yet to know how I em to repay you for all Orbs
—and what could have induced you, a total Mien.
ger, thtis to step forward. Alt ! a thought strikes
ene--graeious Heaven ! Can it bet Look on me
Mr. Clifford, nay, start not.' fhe stranger actually
recoiled from the glance of Sutherland's eye.—
, Look on me sir; has that girl—that innocent girl
—who stands trembling there, any interest . in this
generous act of yours I Speak, sir, thtit I may
spurn your offer, and resent the insult.'
I will not deny, sir, but she has.'
, Me, father, dear father!' I never before eriwthe
, Soy not so,
indeSd, ft.tbrr. I'
Remember ten years hack ; call to mind a light
haired buy whom yen called'--. • Brother I'
Gracious Heaven ! Henry, my boy r
Is hero am your long-lost son !'
Need we add more .flur readers can readily
imagine that a more cheerful fire blazed upon the
hearth, and that Mary, the faithful sei vent, was not
forgotten in the general jii) which prevailed on the
Sketch of the Speeches
Linde at the Great Anniversary Meeting. of the
Sons Temperance at the Chinese Alusenin,
Philadelphia, April 7th, 1845.
PlidEIP S. WHITE addressed the audience, is.
substance as follows: He commenced my taking a
rapid 'survey of the early history of the temperance
enterprise. He compared the pioneers in this move
ment to a party of emigrants tearing themselves
away from long cherished habits and associations,
uprooting the rank .undergrowth of intemperance.
felling the gnarled oaks of prejudice. nd lopping
off the briars and tangled branches of diseased ap
petites and sordid interests. Such pioneers, lie said
were Clark, Bee( her, Delavan, Hewit, Edwards,
Cheever, and their less einispicuons co-laborers.
In the pa:glees of these benevolent labors said
Mr. W., various agenclea have been employed in
undermining this mighty fabric of moral abuse.—
Pulpits for centuries had resounded with the doc
trine of " temperance in all things," but the drunk
ard and the drunkard maker were rare visitants to
the lioutie of God. "Moral suasion" had been
brought to bear upon the agents of this death dis
tilling practice, but it excited merriment nithgr than
alarm. The excoriating limit of offended lair and
indignant justice, had been laid on with no Mealy
mouths nor sparing hands, but sympathy edough
fur consolation was found in thb vicioLs and the
druitkets mass. To shake to its hose this mighty
temple of depravity, was reserved for those obscure
men of 1840, *lto sprang from the gutter to an
apostidie platform. like so many messengers from
the dark city of the dead, to tell a tale of suffering
degradation, and of power to reform that anode the
strong man tremble and the weak man hope. But
still the glorious work had failed to reach its per
manent and ligitimute character.
Another movement was in embryo! A move
ment destined by its unobtrusive claims, its high
tone. its splendid bearing, and " like or other morn
risen on midnoon," to chasten the splendors and
heighten the beauties of this moral landscspe—it
claimed to be the capstone of this beautiful arch—
the last impress that stamped it the crowning glory
of the 19th century—that movement was the mag
nificent "Order of the Sons of Temperance."—
To give an idea of this excellent Order, beggar
ed his humble powers of description. The beauty
of its cere,nony could only be known by participa
tion. He would content himself therefore. by giv
ing a simple synopsis of its origin and design.
it Wet; instituted on the 29th of September, 1947,
at No. 71 Division street, by sixteen efficient mem
bers of the Temperance Cause, who had congrega
ted there, with a determination to introduce among
the elements of moral reform, an Order to carry
out the great objects of this reformation, Whilst it
should nut he liable to any of the objections which
had heretofore been incident to the canoe.
At this meeting these sixteen gentlemen after a
full interchange of their 'several opinions decided
upon a plan, of which the following is an epitome.
It was to consist of National, Grand and Subordi
nate Divisions. Any State in the Union, hiring
four or morn Divisions, should be entitled to a State
or Grand Division, and the President and past offi
cers of the Grand to constitute that of the National
Division. The Subordinates to meet once a week
—tire Grand quarterly and the National annually.
Each member of the Ortler to pay six-and•a-quarter
cents per week, and in case of sickness, to receive
not less than three dollars, and as much more as
the Division of which he is a member may, deem
necessary. A member taken sick whilst travelling,
to be enabled to call upon the nearest branch of the
Order, and the amount so expended (or his relief, to
he re-imbursed out of the fund set apart for that
l'he speaker then went on to say, as imposition
might easily be practised. a secret or secrets were
found to be indispensable to guard against the vi
cious and unprincipled. The secrets area quarter
ly pass-word—the ceremony initiation, which in
itself is a compendium of man's moral duties, and
in which the candidate for membership is obligated
to abstain from alchoholic drink—that liquid fire
which has filled the body with disetuse—death with
diahunor—the earth with mourning—and hell with
the rejoicings over the damned.
The candidate has portrayer! to him in a simple
end beautiful lecture, the three great characteristics
of the Order, representing the color of the Badge he
wears, and breathing universal love, purity of pur
pose, and fidelity to his high-toned motel obligation.
Theo characteristics constitute the perfect and in
divinsible triangle which unites the frdternity, sur
rounding the Star of Temperance, whose brilliancy
dispels the darkness of moral night, mit:ducts the
wanderer from error's paths, diffuses consolation in
the midst of affliction, become. the welcome 6r:.
hinger of brighter days, end the beautiful type of
that resplendent glory outspi ending from the Throne
of the living God. [Great Applause.] Of the
cessity of this secrecy, (continued the Speaker,) a
simple exemplification will suffice. A brother from
one of the divisions, from Philadelphia. is on a visit
to ono of the ia!and :f the far `uut•-• ho IL
.__. r . _ ..: 1.
overtaken by disease, prostrated on a bed•of sickness
in a distant lamb in the midst of strangers, with no
father to counsel him, no sister to watch his couch
through sleepless nights, no math,. to soothe his
pillow or cool his fevered brow, no brother to select
him medical assistance—the prier bed-ridden strati
ger, though far from kindred arid tonne, bears the
glad tidings that in this remote village is Irdivision
of the Soot of Temperance.
Nature rallies her despairing energies at the in
terming lima; a member of the Division is sent
for, a simple word, like an angel's whisper, diseov
era a relationship unknown before. A brother meeta
his brother, heart meets helot. love cements the
union, purity adorns it, whilst fidelity eieVates,
strengthens and ennoble. it. (dreai applaUse.]- 7 -
Here then is a faithful exhibition Ol; the gridiron,
[laughter] red-hot gridiron (renewed laughter] tri
angles, and gnat-riding, [great laughter and chip
ping of hands,] and all the dread family of raw
head and bloody bones connected with our Order.
(Tremendous applauoe.] Semi organizations (con
tinued the speaker] are at all times objectionable,
when that secrecy can be used to the disadvantage
of others. lint here. there are no means of feellg.
nition out of doors, no oath, no ceremony, whose
every word and thought does not wear a moral inr
preas, that may be read by angels with a smile of
approbation. No! no! in the beautiful sentiment
of STEnsx, if the accusing spirit should fly, Is
Heaven's chancery with this objectiOn to our Order,
he would blush as he cave it in, while the Recorditig
Angel as he wrote it down would drop a tear upon
the word, and blot it out forever. (Applause.]
The speaker now alluded to the organization of
the National Division of the Order, in which he
represented the State of Pennsylvania as her first
Grand Patriarch. The ceremonies were prepared
end adopted—the constitution and principles of the
Order widely circulated, and at this time the Order
is firmly estahliahed in fifteen States, and correspon
dence in progiess which, ere long, will lead to its
introduction into the other members of this great
confederacy. There are now in successful operation
nine Grand Divide,. and one hund, cd andel:o . l
Subordinate Divisions, embracing not less than
xteen thousand membe , s. Our institution (said
the speaker) i, particularly a benevolent one.—
When we aro the victim of temptation, our lose is
ready and eager to save him front its siren whirl, to
point hint to a better way, and assist and sustain
him in that new direction. Even he who, for the
sake of a assail pittance, tempts his fellow creatures
to destruction—he whose sole employment is to cut
and carve, as a licensed butcher, the very heart G r
public peace and 4:nestle happiness--ho whoid
death deputes to tlo the work of age; he whom the
reigning furies of hell have delegated as their chief
recruiting officer—even he, with all his sins. excites
our compassipn, and gladly wduld we save hitn from
the blood bought responsibilities which he invokes
upon his own guilty head.
In short, the love proffered by Our Order, in the
language of our journal, is universal as the sun, and
like the Susi, carries light and life, plenty and cheer
fulness, through every department of society.—
Mr. W. here made a cogent and feeling appeal
to his brethren of the Order, enjoining courteous
hearing and brotherly love—. , a love not in word,
neither in tringire, but in deed and in truth," and
concluded his remarks by urging them to press on
ward in the noble work—to look around among
mankind. and warn their fellow men from error's
path—to avoid the romptatione of the encuiy, and
ever to remember that,
in the flowers thnt wreath the sparkling bowl,
Fell adders hiss and poisonous serpents roll."
The Rev. Mr. CHAMBERS, said it Will with
inure than ordinary feeling he rose to night to ad
dress an assembly so vast, so intelligent, with mo
tives so pure, objects so elevated, and an end no
grand as was theirs. And especiallyso after listen
ing to the address just delivered by my brother on
this subject, so transcendently admirable in all its
parts and in all its points. He (Mr, C.) would say
a few words in regard to this great movement. He
designed not to touch the nature or character of the
Order, for it had been sufficiently described and
beautifully delineated by his brother who had just
taken his seat. He hoped ha might be allowed to
cull the attention of the audience to a fact stated by
the Grand Jury of the city and county of Pluladel
phia, in their late Presentment—they declared that
intoxicating liquors, agaihst which we war, to be a
deadly poison. [Applause.]
Now, he would ask if there was one in our Or.
der who denied it? Was there a man in the U.
States connected with the Order of the Sona of
Temperance, that would for one moment, deny the
fact that intoxicating liquors are a deadly poison ?
(Cries of "No, No.") Then he would ask, must
they pot in the very spirit, the very genius,the very
light, the vary power--aye, the divinity of our
Order, put forth their mightiest efforts in opposition
to the sale and use of deadly poison in the United
States. (Cheers.) Coiild it be possible that we,
as a benevolent brotherhood, could fold ourarma and
see ono set of men poisoning and cutting down
another. Could they close the fountains of their 1 1
eyes and have no tears to shed on account of the
evils and misery caused by the aboniinahle iliac in
liquor, licensed or unlicensed? He asked if intox.
jesting liquors aro less poisonous because the vea
-1 der that sells them, received a license? Point it
out if you can. He denied it. Now the liquors
that are cold in a wholesale wine store, or in your
hec!r, re e' 7*.ont-le o.lcf,
`2*: - ..t.rth61.1(5• : 1 73 :,,C-CLAY,;
in that Maio . .-Algunktuy" lot Mere (pointing to it.)
Yea! thuentotitoting liquor itylgich is drank in tho
perlieus of the foshigmable are egoaliy 11!;11liouw to
the human system as :tat which is sold in Water
street. Thin Order. iitthe Providence ad firs! 11.4
been raised lip ns an embattled legion of Cod oini
our (mutiny to ann . e men front the evils of intem
perance. • II was our purpgre to.put down drunken
tiara. When he saw (hi Via language of the atu 7
pendous Wobater) Mix airs of uplifted faces—whete
Ire saw this sea al uplifted faces of the :ions of
Temperantg'—it seemed to him he saw forthcoming
a moral earthquake which would Mudge the rinfi.‘ ,
of rum to its foundatior. There was an avalanche" .
—there was a Initclrly—intellertual avalanche . con.-
log down from abs mount»in of 'Wall that would
bury these rurnsolieng in oblivion. , .
Our object is salvation. . M'e are Sarriaritens.-- .
We'etop at the mountain posers between Jerusa
lem and Jcriro. and we take up the poor man who
hoe fallen into toe hands of murderers, and we par
-I,rnre him iti the urine of our brotherhood, • ills
or Conquer." in the menu which perches upon the
banner of our Order. Let me (ftid Mr. C.) urge
you with all my heart—with nil the feelings of tt .
brother's heart—with all the sympathies if n broth
ertt heart—let tile urge you on in this great enter
prise. Put on your helmets, and buckle on your
armor, end go forth to the conflict, and let your cry
be ' , merry, truth, nod deliverance.",
Tilt! Rev. J. L. IltißßOVti, nett addreetted.the
meeting, and remarked that the friends of Temper.,
aver had long felt the wept of borne foneenbatiy
principle—a bond of union that should fasten to
gether all the elements of opposition to Intemper
ance. For the want of some sueli concentrati“t
principle, the eflitrts of the friends of Temperaneo
hell not been as they would otherwise have been.
They wonted soniethitta to accelerate their efforts,
They had, to he sure,dealt heavy 1)10iSs on the heed
of the hydra of Intemperatire, and these blow, had
inflicted trementloul wounds; but they had not
been followed up at the right time when the mon
ster 'eickened. Being allowed to recover, the
friends of Temperance had to go to work again to
put it down.. fhe Rev. gentleman adverted with
satisfaction, to the great dilute of the Rev. Dr. Bec.;.
cher, the Rev. Mr. Chambers, Delavan. Gough, a nd
others. lie dwelt at some length. upon the nbsr
lute necessity which existed for Temperance
cieties heing,,conetantly at Wink. They had no
time to sleep, for if they slept, the liquor diatom
worked and Worked without ceasing. There marl
no fluctuatian in the Rion business, and therefore
we ought not to pnuse. The Order of the Sone of
Temperance provided a continuity of e ff orts: It
must have a perpetuity of life, bemuse it possessed
all the means
.required. The Temperance Refer=
motion could not be retarded now. We here see
the result of it. He appealed to all those present
who had bees in the habit of attending meetings;
whether they had seen a Temperance body orgatiP
zing so many members as were gathered on the
present occasion. (Applause.] Here they were
marked, hedged, (laughter.] and they were not
ashamed of the Order, (Loud end Enthusiastic Attz
plause,] lifting up their brows, and with hearts biii4
wing with a fervent desire to go on in the proeccu.‘
tion Of this blessed work. Mr. B. treat spoke of
the predictions thrown out by the enemies of the
temperance cabse--that it would net lint lung—
that it was a mere temporary excitement. &c. Let
them (said It ) now tremble; let their) see that there
is an organization which is determined never to
give up their work. It. was an organization which
does not depend upon popular passion or popular
applause. The Sons of Temperance were bound
together by strong nodal ties; there was a sorest
bond—a social cord that was thrown around the
fraternity uniting till hearts together, and joining
all in one bond of brotherhood. We are all broth.
ere. This was a benevolent institution. Let us
(he exclaimed) go forward in our good work, qui
etly—secretly, if you will—but let us go on, The
Order had been called a secret society, and there
fore the inference was drawn that it must 'mem.
rily be bad! Mr. B. suceessfully combatted the
of jection. urged againitt the brdet on that ground.
He trusted that the Sons of Temperance would let
their opponents know—Whilst dealing out their
deadly poison --that they were going forward, se
cretly perhaps--hut with more efficiency. because
secret; and they would strike a blow where it tvaa
last expected. All honorable stratagem wee fair
in war: We have pronounced (concluded the Rev.
gentleinen,) eternal hatred to rum-selling, and eter
nal warfare to the traffic in every form; and by ev.
ery honorable means we can use in every quarter;
we intend to put dowti rUm-selling, and hope soon
to sea the bulb When the rum-seller shall bow his
head and leave his bar with shame and confusion
upon his face. (Great Cheering.]
cc? A young fellow from ono of ths interim per
ishes of the State, with lege of more than ordinary
longitude, who visited Jackson. La., a short tune
eirce for the purpose of witnessing die deliberations
of the convention, wad asked what he thought of
annexation. •tl ell stranger,' he replied, • you're
hard on me thar. Ne%er saw Ann Nexation in erg
life ; but I know Ann Tompeon like a buck--and,
ain't six a bunter V
rj b in ♦ aux who can eat his bread
at peace with God awl man. it to that man who br■
brought that !mead mad tLe :nth by his own hon
est induotry. It is cankered by no traud—it is wet
by no tear—it is stained by no blood.
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