The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, February 25, 1858, Image 2

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—7— Far tkte Jouptal.
Ma. ED,lnift ; : Permit me to offer some
thing more hy way of . dcfelicling the po
igtion which we assumed ip our remarks
ppon '!B's" article en f•Social Affairs.",.
pur position scamp to be called. -in ques
tion by a writer in your issue of the 4th
net, Viwpigna himselfif* *." In order
~.the ; we ke,ip clear of 'fog, we will endeg ,
or to keep the-things at issue, clearly be
us. First then, "B" asserted that
M ,
ing, .c., at evening parties was the;
al-lospitality" Illicit was the "bond of
union." - This is the sense in which we
RDAs-pin:lod him. "Evening Parties" was
tie thing under 'discussion. He thenl
adds "Hospitality forms the strongest
bond of 'union among bssth civilized and
uncivilized." This position, is stated in
these words )3y the last reviewer ; "Ilos
- p4ality among the most relined, as 'well
as the most, benighted, is observed for the
.express purpose of renewing social inter
course aed brightening the chain of frien --
ship?: It is said to he "cause and elites. '
We sonfoss that these statements, altho'
-positive, do not convince us; and our rea
ton is that, Hospitalfty means, Love to
Istrgngers, is compounded of two
wore; one meaning Love, the other
Stranger or foreigner. The word is used
four times in the :Veto Te.tament and in
each, is enjoined love to strangers, expres
• tad in supplying their wants aud enter
kindly : See Boni. vii 13;
Tim. in, 2; i, 8; Peter iv, 9. Iles
- • pitaliy is a duty enjoined in scripture, but
It nowhere says that it "cements the bond
pf union," nqr do lye. gather any sash
idea that it is-practised "Foe the expPess
Tailoose of renewingsocial intercOurse;'Y
or how can -this be, when it is done to
atraogers -in need ? done - too w7t l
out any reference as to whit the rest 1. - „s
produced may be? Just as many cth..r
puties are enjoined 'upon us, and which
we must practice, no matter what the re
',nits are. Still farther ' we have never
heard it said that these Evening Yanks
were given in compliance with anything
. commanded in Scripture. They are nor
Op "Hospitality" enforced there, because
'joy are not given to strangers, and that,
too, in need. No person by neelecting tr
give them, could be charged with rsiniss
- item in . duty. We look upon evening
parties as got up for the purpose of sccial
.and ,et joyment ; and the eat
ing part to be simply a necessary inei
• dental, growing out of the fact that since
the guests have been busy for several
-. ;hours in conversation, or some other ex
_preiso,. that nature will demand some
peurishment, *We have never thought
they were got up. expressly to eat. Our
motto still is, "eat to live, and not live to
fat" , We are asked for our authority
for saying that Judas had not this bond
of ninon 'arising front having eaten with
the. Saviour. The writer seems to thin's
he had, only it was neutralized by his
'love for thirty pieces of silver.. Here then
-• is our authority : First, there was no such
thing designed, because the Saviour and
Ids Apostles were - eating the "Passover,'
a feast observed by all the Jews, in coin
' - tnernoration of the destroying Angel pass
tag ever the lickasda of the Jews in Egypt,
and sparing them, while he destroyed the
.:Feat-born of all the Egyptians.
Second, It was' after this supper that,
he instituted .the Lord's Supper. It was
-t-after he had supped" &c. This mapper
was deaigned to do just what the Saviour
natively, to omitmemorate the Lord's
death,—"My body broken for you"—
forhis do in remembrance of rue'—'for as
, eft as ye eat Esc. ye do show the - Lord's
death till he enute.." And, Thirdly ' -u
-.titpriditl.jpst; exactly what he would have
done, tf he had had no friendly feeling
Ps 040 Saviour. Or in usher words;',Ju
das' actions in betraying Christ, were in
ceping with a character of hatred to & hiM,
eT tip t fiiendship. Now in th' ab-
Fence of any positive proof that he had
friendly feelings,- we deem this conclnsive.
The.mauner in .which the Saviaar viewed
the subject under consideration may be
pnderstno4 front his remarks made to cer
-tlan'perscins Whont he had miravulously
fed; ip John vi, 29,27; '"verily, verily I
- say unto yon, ye seek me; not because ye
- ,sw,the miracles, but because ye did eat
.gf the loaves, and were tilled. Labor not
for the meat which perisheth, but for that
whichendursth unto evar'es Lig life." We
i sanderstand this to be a rebuke of the mo- 1
tdverivliich has led them to follow Christ.
- .110 hat} fed, them - because they were from
lime. and in need. of something to eat.
It,was an act of hospitality It was done
to strangers in need; and was -in keeping
isitlitchlt. his apsstles afterwards taught.
t this is entirely different from "So- 1
pi4 l. i'4l4le-i" now given, at which "B"
leads for the "chicken Azins" to "co
fpeat the bond of union I"' Should we
pipress oar - Views upon what constitutes
I. .113,ncl of union, among civilized men
to-day; we would say` that it is puttvg
tieirname on paper, I. c. signing the ar
' r4gs 91 agreement, and we venture to say
float this,ss counted better cement, than
Ell the feasts which could be got up. Nor
1# we acquainted with any race of civil
wad people on. - -earth, either of the- past or
resent, who ratify their treaties of peace
.p fens t l - done at-present, every
- "'bora signft e glitsa articles drawn up
itTlah Vice/Y/he ft rnzs ;
vitpv defeaseonrseives upon anoth
foint the .- writer says "The -supper
originally had a twofold qbject, thenoe
snentionedAy. "0" the, Other Fas firmly ed
vopated - I).T tc que.commends
Itlontit ecinSicleretion." 'As there is no
tafilettOe to scripture' for making' this
tlo exeept Matt xvi, 27, 28; we
. if this.: fails, 4 . na4st_ go by : ilia' nrirife, or:in/vie/ sentitnentai 404 liadthe
,totiard." 'ICiS there Stated that " Ther e 3e ilnetrines:he inculcated been carried _ out;'.
'Some standing here, wlnchlshall not taste our present Religious aspects would lave'
of death,. till they see the son of man been improved--we would have thinking;
coming - in , his kingdom.". This is es- men, `.,and thinking :women, and: cone;)
'plairted by gark . i., - 1.; and Liike i;; :27; quentlY a Religion of some . vitilitY7----en-II
Ifftifitil they: hare, seen the kingdom of I tering. into the hearts; and lives, as well
IGO come with ,pOwer"---nTill - they see las theories of men. " The 'Religio . n of
' the; kingderif of God," The Saviour lied t Greece at that time was one of PolythOsta;
been telling "his disciples what he must. in which the priests, and politicians had
shortly suffer; and if so . the disciples
.gained.quite a lucrative basinees. They I
; must have felt thet: the kingdom which I saw 'clearly, that should the doctrines of
.h: Was te set np -wee-feeble and thing's' Soc r ates be publicly taught to the peoplif
' 1./Jited dark and tinultful i ; an d they theme; their profeision its teachers of the people
Isel+e4 Were as yet," na in a eoliclition toininet soon come to an end, - Hence, to
,be o,ft alone, audit their leader, (when:(eave their most holy institutions, and to !
they; had taken; to be their Messiah andlsecure to themselves a continuance, of theirl
I li'int;) iv:is to he killed, what
.could they!elierished profession, they summoned the;
' •-- . : t .
I expect ? ' 1 o prevent. despondency, no ; innovator- to appear before the public trii-1
thihlit, the I S'aviotir added, that some ofl banal, and there fermaily tried, convicted;
them would -not _see : . till they had and sentenced him to die, by the draught
seen 'his 'kingdom (now obscure) come; of Hemlock." And for what ? Merel y !
with power: - The meaning evidently is,lbecanse he stood in .the way of their sell-1
that although leis church was small, fee-lith ambition—and even et this day, in the;
, hie and despised, -yet the time was not far I nineteenth century, this satue.prosoriptive ,
(di. tint when it would be otherwise. This ; Spirit prevails among a 'numerous ,elass •
I . - :,
so* of the: Apostles li ve d to see. They I aed were it the custom, as in the olden
avrAte aoipel established in Asia, Greece; time, the cry would be " away with lim, i
and . Rome. In scripture, the phrase (crucify hint. Be is a dissenter from ;
'Kingdom 'of Heaven7—“of God" —"of l' the powers' that be.' What right Lee!
Orist," frequently refers to the Church 'he to question long established customs
t)ibe est.eblished by the Redeemer: See land opinions, even though humanity is' .
M at. iii , 9 3
iv ) 17.. It has oter signifi- I crushed, and crucified, till the image - ofl
.'-' '
c loons, but the one which we have given God in whieft lie was created, - is nearly,
we deem the correct 'one ; and was cer- or quite obliterated ?" But a few are'
tinily 11x:1i:cable to the case. But some-I droing, to think for themselves; are throw-
t'ting inure: "The object so firmly advo- I rug off the tramuiels of bigotry and super
s tted by. "B . ' which lalone commends ition. We are granted the privilege of'
t, r our consideration !';* To -refute this I using our reason. the highest faculty God
we must refer to 1 Ctn . . .i, It is record- has given to man—on all subjects, eseept
ei there- that the Corinthians were cele- Religion. There, all is :changed. The
brating the Lord's Supper iu just such a reign elcommonsense,ofordinary thought,
manner as stated abere.; making a social ;is over I It is sacrilegious to -question !
fe..tet, of it, in which, the very object of ; infidel to think !! To have sufficient re
: the,ihstitution itself was loot sight of.— I seed, for what -is called God's authority
Pauli censures tlieni, and then gees on to I —to be consistent Christians—we must be
lay the whole thing before them ; telling entirely passive, we must "shut our eyes,
hoio lie had received the account of it; gate and swallow." The present eondi
what it was ealid for what it was designed. Lien, and manifestations of most: of the
TaislaTes about 27 years afer the Saviour Religious world, proves that there is no
had been put to death, :and still the in-!, active reason ; no examination of evidence;
stitution •we ; the -;serue,and - ler the' so no-true belief. To my Mind, this
smite Perim C,L,as ; when Je.3,:s in;', l is all wrong--; e a great mistake. "The
stituted it th' evening before he etfifered. l cause of truth, is best promoted by free
We knew not a single statement in scrip- enquiry." " Error aloae fearsirivestilea
taro which f: vors the construction pet tiou" and God has given us faculties for
npcin it by 4e writer under review.— use—nt tto lie dormant, and to allow others
But: wherever the Lord's Supper is spok-. to do our thinking. We dishonor our ma
en of, it is difeetly opposed to it. If the' ker, defraud ourselves, and do great inju,s
writer is rigl, So were the Corinthians tine to the world. _
for they were doing what he recommends, TiefeTuv,. (In Potter.)
and Paul wa . .ui•uny in ensuring them,
which the w fla have not yet found out.
In' clefendine• ohr r e iositiob we have en . -
deavored to oitin a kind spirit. The
subject. dem. ndi: this.. The interests of
it Also. Yours,
men dtmau
For the Potter Jou:I:It!
ter orgecrates, &c.
i Ohara
NII. EDITOR: Having hired many years
in the "back-woods" of Potter, it cmald
hardly be expected that I should have
m veil k Mawledge of the "wide, wide world"
or be very , 'profound in
haV,e heard of Socrates, and I think read
something of his character; and now call
to Mind, somoof the trines with which
he was Charged, though I have not exam
ined " Barnes Notes" upon the subject, or
the " chapter in Roinans." I have gath
ered my ideas of the man, mostly from
the " Worlds Reforiners," and " Cooper's
Life Of Socrates ;" oantiot, vouch for the
truth, athese Histories; but nobody
doubts Culcuith, or Paris, though they
mi . ,' never have seen either. We believe'
upon what seems good evidence—though
often so warped by prejudice, that . we re
ject the true , and accept the false—be;
cause, better, agrees; with our precon
c :ived opinions., .1. do not know that, there
h any particular merit in accepting what
is probable, and well attested; nor crime
in rejecting or holding in suspense what
semi: • improbable ; W requiring better
proof ; but I have very little deference for
what is called authority, when an asser
tion is made in opposition to known facts,
to reason, or even common sense. I will
qacite a few of the crimes of Socrates for
wtich he was
,cOmpelled to drink the pipi
t; in' -that he Might no- longer corrupt the
men of his time. "He made moral Phi
lo:c'ophy and the welfitre of mankind, his
rde study and *concern. He was the first
who — Called philosophy down from the
Heavens, and placed her in cities—intro
duced her into 'Private families, and com
pelled her to enquire concerning human
life, Morals, and thegood and evi/ofever,y
anion.He taught that God wad - one;
eternal, untreated, immutable, immate
rial Being; that He was grniaipoteulf, Qm:-
niscieni, infinitely wise and. good; that.
He created, and conthaued to govern by
His unerring wisdom, all things in univer
sal harniony; that h regarded mankind
with.a particular affection and endowed
them with. Reason; . that ray of -Divine
?t,ght; toguide their:steps in this proha
tionary state, to temporal and afterward
eternal hapiOess, ihrongh, the paths of
virtue;'.* tha He was exempt from all hu
man passions and thkmgh the wicked Were
afflicted botl bete; ailtl hereafter that
their. punish tient did - Pcit .proceed froin
his anger ; b tfrom!those inevitable laws,
Ordained at t e creation of the world. He
was original 1 , all things, acknowledging
no guide but Reason; and the "still small
voice v i ii,thia. ' Ile . taught mankind, to
study 'wail kno c Armed:me. To Icarn Whet
pursuit in lilt they , were best fitted fur by
nature, and o carry out that: pursuit in
prdctico Icor a." '
,This seemed to be the
sum total of aerates heresies and Wicked
ness-r—ltßepe /dent 'thought l I 'Now i n
411 Oki 4 seci nothing objectionable; do.
Lremembered' that Socrates
fuer hundred- years before
*lt should"
lived" moo th
Chrlet's time.
Faust) CuAsE: In all oar associa
tions for muttial instrction, for mental
improvement, and concentrated efforts
for doing good, there seems to lbe a will
ing propensity in some, to make the in
nocent suffer with the guilty. I allude
now, to your delinquent subscribers. Too
often do we see "no paper next week
or, as in your last, "a half sheet next week,
no paper on hand, no money to buy with."
This rather grates upon the ears of your
pre payers, and is emphatically making
the innocent suffer with the suilty.
will say to those delinquents, that we are
actually ashamed of them ! What! a
county paper of only ten shillings, and
one too, which carries the Republican
~flag triumphantly (her th6e hills,. and
which greets every family with the bless
lugsof temperance, must be suppressed
for want of funds! This seems. more
strange front tho fact, that it is v. county
Paper. foreign paper, can supply its
place. T can hardly call any one, a Man.
who has not his county paper' upon his
shelf—and much less him, who defrauds
me of it, by his deliuqueney-, The prest
ent is an iinportant crisis in the. history
of our country, mid never was there a
time, when intelligence was so tmucli
needed, Qur papers must come out, and
Speak out, and we must act out, or all is
lost, Intelligence razed the Spanish in
qiiisition to the ground, qpenehed• the
fires of Smithfield, and may, throng!' Ilti
Divine blessing restore to this. nation the
purity of the Ballot-Box. B.
d:))1jt p,otter Duna'.
Dttiva49 Feb. 25, 1857.
CAUTION.-.% learn from a reliable
source that no such firm as E. C. Tom? & Co.,
exist at 302 13roome St. New York; and have,
in consdquence, taken theiradiertisemeut from
our columns; and adopted.thiW means of pre;
venting any further injury to our citizens by
their fraud,
The article coi the !' Character of
Socrates" was intended for' the erOV . RI4At;,
of week before last ; but as only a balf
sheet, was. printed it was crowded out.
'WHETHER Queen Victoria".s red-petti
coats will become a fashion in America, is
yet to be kilawn. It is certain, however;
that - the attempiS of sonic of her male
predecessors to introduce their red-coats
into the country did not tmeoced.—Ex
That's a mistake, neighbor, for" George
111 succeeded ach*iirably in introducing a
large number of red-coat carcasses into
American soil. We hope. Vie. will be
equally successful in introducinglier red
petticoats under the surface of American
ladies' gowns. -
Bar., We give up nearly all our paPer
this week to gducational 'natters and Cern-
Inunications. We hope . our readers will
find the latter interesting in proportion to
the space they occupy. We refer our
readers, With pleasure, to the proeeedings.
For the Potter Journal
0f4114- County- Teacher 4! Assortistie4 - ... on
our - Ise:tad 4th pages, and Would pa:dig
ularly,call their attention to the . ' . l
ofkiss B i r d and Miss Liman. There IS ;
a:great_roform progess educe
tional matters of this county, wider 'the
superintendence 0f,,,Mr.-Ilendrick,- and a
deaided'evidenee'that they, are receiving
sonic of the attention they - deserve frinit
the people, is manifested in Vie attendance
of Directors and others interested at these
Teachers' Conventions. The Committee
, on Text liooks, also make a report in the
'columns of our paper, to which ive solicit
ithe earnest attention - of Directors and pa
Liberal.-- Oltr citizens are very liberal in
their donations at the 'semi-weekly. " Socia-1
bles." At
.the Sociable at the residence .of
Mr. Collins Smith, orM Tuesd4 evening of last
week, under the auspices of the Presbyterian .
Church, the donation amonntzd in the aggre
, gate to-$36; and on last Tuesday evening the
Is'Azne society_rceeived $30., at the residence Cr
Mr. P. A. Stebbins, OA Friday evening last,
ithe Methodist. Society received $41.50, at the
residence of Sheriff Taggart. Oa' Wednesday
evening.of last week, the Couderspiirt Philhar
: 'Beale Societruceived a benefit of over $3O.
These donations arc very liberal for oilr pop.
illation.. The next " Sociable" fur the benefit
of the AL-E. Church comas off at S. M. Mills,
Col6sburg, to-morrow (Friday) evening,
lIHQOKLAND, Pa., Feb. 13, 1333
CHAS:: I hare watched the thormonte
ter through this "cold: shap," -sod it has stood
as wallows
teb. 10, at 2 P. M., 20' above zero
I, 3 IL lb° If i{
IT IV. /I 4 ! 140 tc
_ it ti cr 51 (g Do It It
I i Si it 8 it 6o It lt
" 11, ".14 A. 4r.below "
" Nuov
" " " 9 10°- below
1 ' 12, "6 A. It., 2a "
" " " NOON, 3Q° above 11
11 13, " 5 A, IL, .1 ° below 11
MIS shows' a f. - 41 of 211 0 in the first 15
hours, end on the whale, shows soli:iciest va
riety "for all practicable purposes," You can
publish the above statement if you consider
it worth while. Yours truly,, • 1., BIRD.
Speaker ORR has announoed the Cora-
mittee appointed under Mr. HARRIS' res
olution, adopted On Monday morning, to
which was .to he referred the President's
Message, and the Lecompton Constitution,
and who are 'authorized to make an inves
tigation Into Kansas affairs generally.
Contrary to the usual parliamentary cus
tom, and to honorable and fair dealing,
hat - committee t i s composed with a major
ity opposed to the object of the resolution.
The following is the Committee ;
Harris . of 111., Anti-Leeoropton—Derr
Stephens of Ga., Lecompton—Derr.
Morrill of Vt., Anti-Lecornptou—Rep,
',etcher of Va., . Lecorapton—Dcm.
Wade of Ohio. Anti-Lecompton—Rep.
Quitman of Miss„ Lecotnpton--Dam.
Winslow of N. C., Lecorrapton—Dcm.
Bennmt of N. Y., Anti-Lecompton--Rep.
WHITE of Pa. l I.scourros—Dem.
Walbridge of 3Lionlif — Anti-Leconspton—Deta.
Anderson of Mo., Lecompton--S. Am.
Stevenson of Ky., Lecompton---Dem.
Adrian of N. J., Anti-Lecompton— Dem.
Buffinton of Mass., Anti-Leconapton—Dem.
Russell of N. Y. ' Lceompton—Dem.
The Committee stands as follows:
L i ccornptonitcs (7 - Democrats and 1 South
Anti-Lccomptonites (5 P,epublicans and 2
This unusual course on the part of the
Speaker has excited much indignation at
Washington, We cannot say that we aro
disappointed in the formation of the Com
mittee. What are precedents, parliatben
tary usage; or legal requirements, when
put in the.scale against the demands of
Slavery ? That exactieg, inexorable pow
er, stops at im moral j obligation, when
fraud and villainy me necessary to accom-,
plish its porposes, 13ot we confess to disj,
appointment; as to tbe 'elmaeter, of Nr,
Speaker Orr, who was so highly spoken
of for his fairness by thd. Northern press,
at the time he was elected. Helms, how
ever, gone.the way of all political flesh—
his greatest precedent being his, idol, .the
WI - The Agaieultural Meeting, on
Tuesday evening of Court Week, was
One of intarest, and at which measures of
no little importance were adopted. The
Secretary Was directed to' furnish the
JOURNAL with a report of ,the prooeed.
ings, but as he has not yet done so, wo
will 'state a few of the wog important
features, having'partieipated in the meet
It was late in the evening when' the
meeting orgMaipd With' Efon. Timorta
IVES, Vice President of the Society -for.
Coudersport, and Chairman of the Board
of Directors, in the , Chair—ilon. JoSEpu
MAii*N, the President of the Society, being
absent.'The' minutes were ,read 84'4 ap
proved, *hen the Special Committee,;ap
pointed by the Board of Direetori, to re-
port . on the propriety of holding a Coun
ty AgricUltnralfair the coming Autumn,
mide - a report - irCfavor *of doing so. Af
ter some, remarks from J. S: Mann Esq.,
and Col. J.M. Kilbourne ; in favor of
report,anaDavid Conway Esq,.,againskit,
the- report of theCiin - ana ittee was anent-
ado s ail`Li3ioarii " of:Diirea
ors initrnetAd to take the neeesSarY444 - i
to old Falr;ln.tbls PlaCe;at'auchtime
hey should deem expedient,
;.; This ia the , Most important measure ey
cr adopted - - Society, and 'may j'ast. t eTarded as the dawning of anew
,lera . \ in the welfare of county. The
Agricultural interests:of this county are
now - Pregminently deserVing of something
fl ore than the Mere routine of farm life,
to ire them zest and importance—they
" • •
want - to be brought into more direct and
varied competition--a Want which can
only be in .any measure adequately sup
plied through tb medium ofia public
,of farming and mechanical
Products.. The
._only competition our
fanners have heretofore had, was , such as.
[Was 'afforded through the press and by
I hear -say. They have never had an op
portunity to exhibit, their crops side by]
side, and compare them in a manner l
I • •
which would be just to both competitors,
ibeeause the parties concerned were their
limn judges—a matter which is obviated'
by the Fair system. Every farmer who
desires , the development and advancement
his own interests, cannot procure it by
any easier or better process than that of
County and State - Valli, •
One objection to holding'a Fair, which
• we have heard advanced by some of the
members of our Agricultural Society, is
the expense attendant upon such an ex
hibition. They arc doubtless sincere in
their Objection, and it would be a reason
able. one, if such persons did not forget
that every oent of it will eventually re
turn to them doubled in vain; and with
a largo per center of gratifioation and
moral 'influence. - • Indeed, each. success
ful farmer will at once receive a certain
` proportion of his money. back by way of
1)1-0111hp:is). according to his deserving.
It is not to be expected
,that the Society
will realize any profit from the first Fair—
but-it is reasonable to suppose that a sys
temwhich has met with so much success
the past five years, in other sections of
the State—,and which led thinking,
tive•farmers to ice's a larger and wider
.Eeld of competition in the State Fair, a
Success of itself—would in a few years, at
farthest, meet with a corresponding suc
cess among the farmers of Potter. An
other fact 'we would remind those of who
object to the expense. It is that so soon
as' our Society have acquired a fund of
$lOO, by subscriptions, memberships and
otherwise, the Society receives' another
$lOO. from the .State.--a fact which of
itself should at once sat at rest all ohjee
tjoas to the cyst 71 of Agricultural Fairs,
.as the State thus directly en.
courages the syitem, by paying a bonus
to County Societies. But we have not
nom this week to extend our remarks
upon this subjeCt. , We hope every farm.
cr will at once see the advantage of corn
petiog for the premiums this Fall, and
prepare their orops this Spring with a
view to the Fair,
There was an addition of 14 new mem
bers to the Society at this meeting,' and
we' hope to have the pleasure of stating,
after the next quarterly meeting, that the'
Vice Presidents in the different townships
have'eaCh added 10 names to the roll of
the Society. There axe; we' - believe, -- 26
Vice - PreSidentS,• whilch would add a
strength of 260 members to the Society.
Gentlemen, if yen do not get 10 new
members each; get all Yon can.
We hope
,the I Wives and daughters of
farmers and •meichanics- will also take ,
meinherships,, and, thus give their infit
enceand countenance,, (which is ncver•
given to an -unworthy purpose,) in behalf
of so noble and necessary an object.
12' above "
Tlae liansas correspondent of The Dem
ocrat says - that the Topel;a Legislature
relissenibled on the 10th inst.. The Cudi 7
fying Committee reported a complete code
of lasirs, and concurrent resolutions were
introduced setting forth that as the Pres
ident 'of the United States advocates the
passage of . the Lecompton Constitution
through Congress, Governor Robinson be
requested to correspond with thc Govern
ors of the severfil States friendly to the
People's Goverfinteilt pf Kansai end no
lickaid, in 'ease it slionld be necessary to
resist such enchroaehment upon the prin
ciples of Republicanism.
The election in Atchison County, on the
Sth inst., for. Member of the Council, to
till the vacancy occasioned by the resigna
tion of Mc. Carr, the Democratie-Congress
man elect, resulted iii t the choifte of .Mr.
'Challis, Democrat, over: Mr.' Wheeler,
Free-State, by 250 majority. On the 4th
of January the same county gave .over
100 Free-State majority. ._•
se-Bishop ' Waugh of the M. 'E.
Church, died
. at ,Baltimore ott Tqesday
:morning, thel6th
itirThas. Burrowes, Esq., editor
of"the At, Sdi.ool Journal was
. elected
Mayor .of Lancaster last week , as an in
dependent candidate:. , • -
sx : Louis, Friday, Feb. 19, 1848.
Opesiv cifa. Nyder' tO uss — B62;---::l7A q ' A.
• ferrmi ;ContOits, Star:ling.-hereto - ii.
, - wields of Squatter 'Soileriegnt,y
...Corraspandene° of thn Ilissouri:Derreeiet.'
- o
... LAMOTE, Kansas, Feb. 3, 1858.
-The-boar . d of comitissionirs, eonAitn •
ted by
,P. special !let of the legislature fO r
the; purpose of investigating the 6aud i •
committed( at the elections- held on the
21st of December and 4th of JannarY last,'
have :demanded thelreturns, but up .t o
this,date, , iwere, unab e. to 'procure then'.
Calhoun _refused., to ..iroroduce, but • Part,l
keeping back ._the • D I -la - Ware •Ferry • 1 , 0 11,
books, while Henderson was in. custody
charged- with - adding I boirt,'3oo names to
the'• list, whiell .returns substantiate the
oharge: -The board of commissioners ao 7
sitting in this •platre issued a.complanot
to the probate m
judge of this county, ask':
inc*, him-to place - in th 6 hands of the Sher i ,
' iff of Douglas, a warrant for the,purpos,j
of 'searching. the -surveyor-general's office
land adjacent buildings in - quest of said
election returns. Yestp;daY, Sheriff Wallr:
er, bY . some " scull-diro - gery," unknown
to yours truly, learned Litt they were un
der' a pile- of wood near tht? surveyor-geu
eral's office, and this day proceeded, With
a pOsse of ten or twelve, to that citadel of
corruption—Lecompton. The.chief clerk
protestedagainst their search, • but by or.
dert3 from the sheriff,ithe wood was soon
scattered, the earth renurved; - and a box
disclosed, bearing the, following iusenp
tloir en the cover . ; "Gen:L.A. McLean,
Leeompton, K. T." ' On. one -etod •-was
marked " Star eandles.,' , "E. G. Wilson."
The triumphant party .soon brought 'the
ben: to Ldwrence, where it was pladti in
the hands of the - probate• judge,' who or.'
acted it opened in h 6 honor's presence,
and in the presence f Gov. Detiver,.tbe
I boitrd of co.r.,thission ri,o.the president of
the council, and the s eager of the House
of Iftepresentatives. The legislative hall
was used as a court roomy nod was literally
jammed by the rneinors; of the legislature
and, eager speet... - e ol -b rs.. - The box contained
five large rolls of '7 1;.6, from the V
fermi - , precincts of the • lcctions held on
the 21st of Deeemhe and the 4th of Jan.
curry list: ' Among tle rest-were the Del- .
aware Ferry returns, which the judge of
election swore, whik in custody, before
Calhoun;- the president .of the council,
and, the speaket $t t e House of Poore
sentativcs, while dr y were counting the
vote, contained but ` 9 votes:
! The poll-books fro 1 that precinct show
390 votes. , Hendee, on must - have added
all Over 39.. Gov. D nVer, and the speak
er of the House a d president of the
council, were sworn - and examined the
returns, and 'certifie- to their being the
returns of elections 'n the 21st - of
December and' the • th -of January last.
They will undoubte - y show the free ex
ercise of-the elective franchise of Kansas.
demperats, upon 'being -.examined by the
commissioners. The whole returns will
Undergo a thorough irivestigatien by the
cOmmissioners. Thel " niggerin a wo,AI
- which the democracy secreted so
carefully at midnight has certainly been
found this time. r -I.‘ e commissioners' in
vestigation at Oxfor , shows 35 legal ro
tors in the precinct, ud half of the nntu
ber free state. •
" - National demos,'
cline in Kansas
Of cutupg potatoes,
as a matter of. eco
however, seems to hl
the practice has a
upon, the crop, espec'
ing is early, and the
Last season, in orde l
tried several mcperi
whieli were in ever
cut seed. The me iod adopted was as
folloWs :—Twd rows of cut potatoes were
planted in the centre of a piece—the tu
bers being airided as nearly in the cen
tre as practicable—and two pieces allow
ed to' each hill. This was tried on four
different pieces of th iegetable, and each
piece in a different fi ld. On digging the
roots,l it was found t lat the . yield of the •
cut rows was less by no-tenth, by weight,
than that of the unc t ones, and in point
of size, a still more Marked difference. I
never plant the smallest or the largest po
tatoes, but select. those of medium size,
and allow Oro potatoes fo - tb — e - hill.—Cor,
of Germantown lelegraplz. -
fat hog is the very quintessence of scrof
ula and , carbonie acid gas, and he wile
eats it must not expect thereby to build
a 6(41,4 physical or7anisua. , While . it con
tributes heat, 11'0 tNicntieth part of it
'is ,nitrogen--the basal of muscle s '
iAn exchange gives us this paragraph,
which we cordially endorse as being sound
practiaal truth. It Itt material foi breath
and nothing more-see, Liebeg, and other
organic chemists and phpiolegists it
makes no red Meat or muscle. The prize,
aer,is noVallowed to eatit all that is
I not consumed by the lungs, remains to
dig the body wit,h fat:-- - -Setenygc; Amer;
icipt. 1 , 1 ' .
cencus of the ijnited .States .sbowa that
we have twb millions land a'.balf of far-.
mers, One hundred 'thousand merchants,
sitty-four thousand .masons, land .nearly
two hundred thousand carpenters. M
have fourteen thoustind bakers to make
our breml; twenty-font; thousand - lawyers.,
to set Us by the cars ;:forty thousand-doc
tors to " hill or cure , ' and, fifteen hundred'
editors, to keep this motley.. Mass in order
by the 'power of public opinion controlled.
and, manufactured thieur , h the press•
Griines,`Repnblioan, has 5 .
been elected to . the S. Sento from
E - gri i
cy" is , on the de
. S, C. R.
!+ . s."—The practice
s adopted by many
otny. Experience,
ye established, that
injurious influence
ally. when the plant
,oil and weather cold.
to test the thing, I
ents, the result of
case in favor of U -
, I ,•