Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, 25 Mayıs 1855, Page 1

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hi <;i:o. w. BOWSAiv. NEW SERIES. Select $0 CtrT!. From Graham's Magazine. TEIE CITY or THE SKIES. BY JOS. M • CHI'ECU. And I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Revelations, chap, xxi, Oil verse. In Palmes isle, a vision came To John, belove'd on high, A city fair, far in the air, Above the azure sky. A home, be sure, that city gives To him who happv dies. Sweet place of rest, to moilal blest. The city of the skies ! No scene of town we've sought to paint, That air-posed place doth know, \o weed of world nor fragrant tfovver Within its gardens glow. What ' lovely flowers not (dooming there, Nor whose sweets we prize ( Be sure, 'tis true, all strangely new, The city of the skies ! N"o sighs for dear, departed friends, There choke and clog the breath, For m the New Jerusalem There's no such curse as death ! It is a bride in white robes cloth'd, With sweetly radiant eye,, Fresh from the perfect hand of God, The city ol the skies ! Its lofty jewel'd battlements, Watch'd by angelic host, Have names of followers ol the I.amb Engraved upon each post; Their bonds by golden-reed tnark'd out, Twelve thousand ftitjnug- vi-o, And it i- long and broad alike, The city of The skies ! The walls ot pure-t jasper are. While streets of gold in mass Shine ioith intensely beautiful, [,;ke plains of polished glas-. A ton be sure, that city gives. To him that happy die*, Sweet place of rest, to mortal blest, The city of the skies ! Foundation strong of Jasper walls, With preeinu- gems bedeck'd. Send fiar-ti to gates of prirele-s pearl The glorie- they reliect. NV.r beams of sun, nor beams of moon, To glories otcb gtve rise. Go*! and the Lamb illuminate The city of the skies ! The night which oft we deem so fit For 'rapt romantic spell. With moon and stars in calm blue .-ky, The poet loves <o well is never known within the walls That round thai city ri-e, Ti it happv re-t. to mortal blest, That city of the skies! l a crystal wave oflife's pure stream With current deep and calm. Their -ources find in bosom swept, Of God and of the Lamb! On river's bank, in golden streets. The Trpps of life ari-e. T: t monthly yield the luscious fruits, Oh city of the skies ! T;s 'neath those trees the bles-ed room, Feeling no fear of rod, Whwh often here in wretched world, Permuted is, by God. For sorrow never can exist. Nor shape of ar.guish rise. To iitm who treads thy happv courts, Bright city ol tbe skies! Roiird throne of God. and throne of Lamb, Ever a seraph throng. With swelling note and sweet accord, Chant lorih the glad "new song." As gaze they on God's glorious face With rapture beaming eyes. For God thou s.est face to lace. Sweet city of the skies! The world wherein our lot is ca.t Supplies a .faithful guide. To lea i us on with trusting step, To ble.sed Jesus' side. For if we well the merries use And well the tears and sighs. He'll reach thy snow-white gates of pearl, Dear city of the skies! Give car ! ye denizens of world, A Saviour's blood is free. Fathe, freely bathe your aching hearts In that redeeming spa. '1 t;en when you pass death's portal dark, Will greet your wondering eve, H i*h sparkling wall ami glittering gates, The city of the skies ! A BROTHER'S DEVOTION. —Arrison, the mnr >.erer, tinder sentence of death at Cincinnati, has a voting brother, who has been almost con- -'ar.ny with him from the time of his arrest, standing by his side throughout his prolonged <nal. and afterwaids administering to his wants his lonely ceil. The Times, of Wednesday, savs: He is now engaged in circulating a petition, praying the Governor to commute the sentence fl i >ath by the scaffold to imprisonment for Idc in the penitentiary. Stationing himself at "ie delivery door of-the office during the day, an., visiting the hotels in the evening, he has airi-adv obtained upwards of four hundred sig nature® to the petition. Few when they know '■ is a brother who asks, and look upon that r ""iterance so expressive of suffering and anx- M . v ' fvfiise to affix their names. Thus the 1 11 "mn of signature* looms up, and the brother •ol ...on know how effectual is this, his last *•> t of kindness, in behalf of his mother's only d'er son : the playmate of his bovhood, and the P at mate of many a day's toil who now is the lately occupant of a murderer's cell. THE New \ork Tribune syg Know-\oth '■•gism is on the wane, as results show. Wher ever the friends of open political action were thoroughly organized, they have beaten the IM. night plotters by large majorities. THE BEDFORD GAZETTE. XSerilbrd, TSav 'i, 1855. The Neerel War tuaion:? the Se cret B'arly. The factions which have been crnthpred, like so many poisonous reptiles, into the capacious bosom of the miscalled American party, have finally begun to assail each other with venomous ferocity. As vet, the war is conducted in secret: but tiailv events indicate that it will presently be utterly impossible to restrain these embitter ed dillerences, and that the disclosuie, when it comes, will present a strange contrast between the outside varnish that hides, with deceptive polish, the festering internal corruption. These factions are like Milton's hell-hounds: " i hey hark and howl WITHIN, UNSEEN." When they break forth, with their "hideous peal," then shall we see more clearly the dangeis ol litis conspiracy against a nation's peace. Every sign of the times, however, points to its rapidly approaching decay. Its sadden successes will shortly he equalled hv its sudden overthrow. The torrent >t fanaticism, swollen so rapidly and so unexpectedly, arid at one time threaten ing to sweep down before it every safeguard of society, and every element of religion and mor als, has already partially subsided, and will soon go Lack to the final source from whence it came. The onset of bigotry is to be avenged in a speedy and disastrous reaction: and those who are even now rejoicing- at ttie prospect of receiv ing rewards for their vile deeds will, instead, be firced to gather the harvest of the wrongs they have inflicted upon a happv people. "They have sown (be storm, and thev must reap tbe whirlwind." The evidences of their fastcominz everthrow multiply with every day. Let us take note nf such as are most prominent and apparent. A large clas of the know -nothings are clam oious fur public action. They have, like Mr. Ration, of Virginia, grown ashamed ot their own secret plotting?. Thev are disgusted with the mandate which compels them to cravv I, like Italian bravns, with muffled faces, along dark and dirfv alleys. Thev are sick of the task ol threading anlighted stairs, and nf shunning the passers-bv, as if guilt and crime absorbed their souls. They feel the reproach at their hearts, that this seeking after concealment, this biding from the day, is not an American practice, hut is copied from those dark times when the dagger ofthe assassin was whetted" in the dens of the depraved, and wh-r, the affront ofthe morning was avenged by the hidden blow of the night. Like Ajax, thev crv, "(jive us hut fight, and we will ask no more." Thus far, however, they have appealed in vain against the spit it ot darkness. Every new effort only adds new tnrttireg to their condition : but still they clamor that the cloud shall he lifted off. and that they may a-o { among their fellows without the brand of humiliation upon their brows. Another rfas* are restive under the hideous oat lis they have taken. These are tlv* men who have boasted of their love of God, rf+heir affec tion for their fellow-creature?, nf their venera tion for morale. They have grown tired of decejl, and sore under the yoke that oppresses them. i hey realize that the bonds they have assumed are at variance with high and holy duties; and (hat it i- in vain to protest exclu sive pi-tv and f<itrintim when their secret vow compels them to strike their brother lor his faith, and to wound their own country because ol its constitution. Thev recoil Irom being anv lon ger fiiicd to vot<> lor-every demagogue or Know nothing who can manage to corrupt a majority of the older, and thev long to be released from obligations which crush out their manhood, and fill them with agony. Still another and a iarger body of those who have been entrapped into this conspiracy have become uearv and repentant o| the crusade to which (hey are committed upon all who do not uorship God alter a particular fashion. They did not contract lor so cruel and so exceptionless a proscription. They did not contract to break down every Catholic, and, instead of such a citizen, to take to their confidence and tlnir aiikctioa tbe atheist, the deist, and the Mot- j inon. The [XT'iliar haters of Catholicity, moreover, j are alartr.ed at the idea that they are bound to ' persecute their fellow-Protestants i<orn in an other land: and they find at last, but too late, that the fanaticism to which th-y are bound ran haunt the follower of Luther with quite as much bitterness as the follower of the Pope—both be in*; equally guilty in the ey soi the know-noth ing leaders, so tar as the one is an adopted citizen, and the other a Catholic—Protestantism being helpless Jo save the first, and Catholicity being powerful to disfranchise ihe last! The clergy are filially enlightened as to the fact that the know-nothings are not the saints of the land, and more than one follower of the meek and lowly Jesus revolts from the conse quences of the oaths he has taken when he sees his new companions brutalized in their secret meetings: hears their profanities : observes their treachery and their intrigues, their heait-burn ings and deceit between each other: and then when he goes out into the open day and marks the contrast between the outrages of his breth ren at the ballot-boxes, their disorderly inter ruptions of public meetings, their riots on the holy Sabbath, and the quiet and uncomplaining spirit of the men. and icomen they pursue and proscribe ;—such a man feels at his heart the keen rebuke that always punishes over-zeal and nncharitableness. And so the clergy long lor deliverance from "these hated bonds." Already has California, through Iter State know-nothing organization, extinguished the prescriptive religious element which has been the life and the soul of the order in the Atlantic cities and States! Mere, then, is a difference that strikes at the very root of the whole struc ture of the secret conspiracy. Without this feature the whole movement would have been a mere phantom ol the hour. How many thousand of those who have {>ek | come committed to this party, however, are also at war with the know-nothing obligation against emigration ! They already fear the effect ot this sweeping exclusion. They cannot answer the argument that emigration is useful to our country and they dare not meet the fact that a horde of disfranchised aliens in our midst would he hurtful to the country in all its relations, social and political. Finally, it is notorious that the difference be tween the know-nothings of the South and their confederates of the North is a deadly and an in extinguishable one. State organizations in New England have avowed abolition doctrines as part of their settled creed ; and wherever iff the free states anv formal attempt has hern made by the know-nothings to disavow abolition na tional principles, excitement and confusion have been the result. The very last demonstration in proof of this was at Chicago, Illinois. Such is the present condition of this new party ! Torn bv dissension, deserted by those who have ta<ted of its exactions, and grown tired of its proscriplions : with the fundamental arti cles of its creed defended by the faithful in one region, a ad denounced by the faithful in another: with its doctrines denied by those who profess to advocate them—how can such a combination survive the onset of an intelligent, manly, and resistless antagonism ? How can it be national, wh*n in the South its oracles defy the abolition-' i-sts and in the North its leaders assail the South? How ran it be consistent, when on one hand its terrors are let loose upon the Cath olic, and on the other upon the Piotestant ? How can i! he moral, when it persecutes the hehever in the Pope, and forgives the unbeliev er in God ? How ran it he a compacted organ ization, when one State proclaims toleration and the other repudiates it 1 How can ;♦ command respect, when one portion ot its followers acts in the dark and another clamors for public ac tion ? How can it he permanent, when the clergy that have built it tip fly before tbe ex- : cesses of its followers ? Demagogues may combine for party and for plunder, but a political combination to he per manent and to he salutary must stand upon the rock of principle. It would be as vain lo look for good results from any organization whose rank and file have no common, definitive, and well-settled pnlicv and creed, as it would he to see the Christian church maintained while its followers denouncer! the Bible. Washington f'/tion. Yv HO ARE FOREIGNERS ? VVn find in the South Carolinian, an able article on the Know-Nothing movement from which we extract the following instructive statement ol facts: "Has anv mind shed greater lustre on illus trious Athens than Aristotle ? Aristotle was a foreigner, and came to Attica when seventeen years old. Has there been anv Spaniard more Spanish than Columbus ' Columbus v\as a Ge noese. Has tlore been a Frenchman more French than Napoleon, and Cuvier, and Con stant ? Napoleon was an Italian : Cuvier, by hiith and education a German : Constant a Swiss. Who carried Netherlands through the direst war of Independence on record, and who founded Iho great Republic ol Netherlands?— VV iliiam of Orange, a German. Has England ever bar! a more English King than William the Third, the Netheriand? Has Germany ever had a more German leader than Eugene of Sa voy 1 Who was Catharine of Russia, that made her the great power ? She was a German woman, lias Oxford ever had a greater pro lessor than Erasmus, ol Rotterdam ? The very country in which the Know-Nothings now re vile the 'foreign,' was discovered by Cabot, a Genoese, in tim service of England. The pro tornarlvr of the American Revolution was Mont gomery, an Irishman : so was Barry, called the father ol tbe American navy : and John Paul Jones, the hold and earlv captain, was a Scott. Were DeKalb, Lafayette, Hamilton, Gallatin, no Americans? Mark the list of signeis and see how many Wfrt 1 "foieigners." The hut* ami crv against 'foreigners* belongs lo Pagan antiquity, y Inn one word served for foreigner and enemy : hut no Christianity, one of whose earliest writers has gloriously said : rios!rn ciinfos tolas mnndi/s. The very word Christianity rebukes Know-Not hingism. The term Fret- Trade has a far wider meaning than a mete economical one. It applies to all merit, truth .and intellect. Let every one stand and fall by his own individuality, and take the hest of everything where you find it best. So did vnnr forefathers: so your gospel demands it. When Sir Harrv SaviUe founded, in 1010, his Savilian Professorship, at Oxford, he prescribed that the best man that could be gotten, no mat ter whcncs, should always be taken, so that be was a man of 'good fame and honest repute.' And this ought lo he the rule in all spheres, but most especially in our own land." From the Mobile Register. A WORD TO PROTESTANTS. It is n saving, both old and true, that the "hlood of the martyrs is the seed of the church." No form of religion has ever been put down bv persecution of its professors. The sword, and the stake have failed to extirpate heresy, and though you may, in the name of Deity, kill, 1 burn, or send to their last account, every man, woman and child known to entertain so-called heretical religious sentiments, the faith for which men have died is sure to appeal to hu man sympathies, and the blood shed lor it to water and manure a moral soil for its fructifica tion and growth. As human nature is the sa-mp in all times, and is governed by the laws of cause and effect, we regard it as a fact, well established by phil osophy and experience, that the crusade now being preached and waged against Catholicity is destined to eventuate in the growth and ex pansion of Roman Catholic sentiments in this country. We say it, not with a feeling of grat- Freedom cf Thought and Opinion.

BEDFORD, PA. FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 25, 1855. ' ulation or triumph, but as a fact for the obser vation of those Protestants who are conscien tiously of the belief^ that it is not pood that Catholicity should spread on this continent.— We give it as our deliberate judgment, that in so far as conscientious Protestant Christians have given countenance to the initiation of a religious warfare, which was never intended to niar and disfigure the beauty of republican American toleration, and have backed the know-nothing movement from religious and sectarian motives, they have done the very thing to frustrate and thwart their own purpo ses, and havebeen most efficient and faithful servitors ol the Pope of Rome. this thought, without argument, to the consciences and judgments of disinteiesled Protestants. We do not, ourselves, understand know-noth ingism to he a religious party —far, very far from it—we only wish it had a little more pi-ly. Jt is a political part}', to all intents and purjxjses; political in its origin and in its objects. It owes its birth to a prurient itching on the part of restless politicians, who, together with their principles, have heen discarded and repudiated bv the American people, to get possession of the powers and patronage of the government. It sprang up at an opportune moment, when old parties seemed in a condition of disintegration, and politics in a state of transition. The reli gious element was merely adroitly thrown in as a make-weight, a tub to the gteat whale of un enlightened, unchristian , sectarian intolerance. We appeal to the fruits of the tree lor the proof. What eminent or pious Protestant Chris tian has been elevated by its victories? We cannot name one. What Christain virtue has been illustrated by its history? What princi ple inculcated and so nobly practised by the Saviour lias been vindicated ? il> history is the unfailing record of heart-burnings, suspicion, envy, hatred, and malice, and "all nncharila bferiess," of blood and riot at the ballot-box, of invasions of the domestic sanctuary, of private schools and nunneries, of reckless legislation, of proscription of good and the elevation of bad men. Its result has been to draw a line of hostility between two classes of citizens, native and adopted, both equally citizens under the constitution and laws. It has brought ridicule and reproach on that Protestantism whose puri ty it has linked to its material, worldly arid sensual car. it has presented the absurd spec tacle in Virginia of attempting to terrily eight hundred thousand Protestant citizens of that S'nte with the idea that their libeities and their altars \p*re in danger of being swallowed hv the seven thousand Roman Catholics in that B'ite—reversing, as Major James Garland has 4-tuurked, the narrative of Scripture, and mak ing Jonah siratlow fhe vhnir. instead ol the whale performing that pleasant operation lor Jonah. Rely upon it, the religion of Christ h3s noth ing t .gain from these elements of discord. Its triumphs are thos-of peace, of persuasion, of gentleness and humility, and not those of secta rian fury and warfare. L> t the true and heart felt disciples nt" their "meek and lowly'* Master see to it that the divine purity of His cause is not polluted an ! desecrated by being har ftessed fo a political Juggernaut. Vital pi- tv will not gain hv the connexion,though religious bigotry tea v be appeased and gratified by bloody sacrifices to its fell and unchristian spirit. Re ligion will he but as dust (brown from (lie char iot wheel,-of a worldly politic;:! party, rushing to the accomplishment of worldly and selfish ends. Tun WAY TO OUT RID OK A JYXOW-NOTIIING Luotsr.ATßßC.—The infamv of that notorious body known as the Know-Nothing Legislature of Massachusetts may be judged of from the following, which we clip from an exchange. It savs: "The people of Boston have introduced the small-pox among the members of the Legislature to riisftetse them. There are signs ola speedy adjournment." A HUNGRY GARRET-BAG. —The Buffalo Ex press, relates an amusing incident which occui retl at Erie a few da\ since. A gentleman left Cleveland for N. York at an early hour in the morning, without his breakfast, and being very hungry, upon the arrival of the train at Erie, entered the dining room, and placing his carpel bag upon a chair, sat down beside it, anil com menced a valorous attack upon the viands placed before him. Bv and bv tbe proprietor of the establishment came around to collect lares, and upon reaching our Iriend, ejaculated "Dollar, sir 1" "A dollar 1" responded the eating man, "a dollar—thought you only charged fifty cents a meal for one—eh ? "That's true," said Alean nes.s, "but I count your carpet bag one since it occupies a seat." (The table was far from being crowded.) Our friend expostulated, but the landlord insisted, and the dollar was reluctantly brought forth. The landlord passed on. Cur friend deliberately arose and opening his caipet hag, full in its wide mouth, discoursed unto it, saving: "Carpet bag, it seems you're an indi vidual— a human individual, since you eat —at least I've paid for vou, and now you must eat," upon which, he seized everything eatable with in his reach, nuts, raisins, apples, cakes, pies, and amid the roais ol the bystanders, the de light of his brother passengers, and discomfiture of the landlord, phlegmatically went and took his seat in the cars. He said be had provisions enough to last him to New York, alter a boun tiful supply had been served out in the cars.— There was at foast $8 worth in tire hag—upon which the landlord realized nothing in tire way of profit. So much for meanness. Two WOMEN BUBNT TO DEATH.—The Wil mington {N". C.,) Herald of April 23d says: "A distressing rumor comrs to us that whilst two white women were absorbed in resisting the encroachment of fire in the woods on the line of the Wilmington and Weldon road, the Other day, so rapid was its progress that they were completely surrounded, and before they discovered their situation all means of escape was cut off, and they perished in fhe flames.— At another point, another barely escaped her life by forcing he way through the flames into an open field, and thence into a pond of water." A Story of Lord Morpeth. About the year 1546 or 184T, Lord Morpeth travelled through the United States. Among other places he paid his respects to the Garden City, passing through here on his way from St. Louis to Buffalo via the upper Lakes. He put up at the Lake House in this city, then kept by that prince of caterers, good fellows and capital shots, William Kickords. His Lordship, since then Earl of Carlisle, enjoyed two or three days shooting on the prairies with Hii 1, and expressed himself highly pleased with tbesport. He was also very much struck with the position and ad vantages of our city as a commercial cetifer, pre dicting that in a few years it would become one of the most important inland cities in the United States, Cincinnati not excepted. But lo our story. His Lordship on Sunday desired to visit a place of worship, as was his custom, and asked if there were not an Episco pal church i:t the city. Mr. ftickordsanswered yes, and directed liim to tli3t which he attended himself, at the same time requesting Major F— to show his Lordship into lite best pew in the church. The Major thought Mrs. 's, one of the leaders ol the town at that time, —the most proper one, and accordingly 'seated his Lordship in it. It must here he premised that his Lordship was dressed in a plain suit of gray cloth, such as is worn by English gentlemen while travelling. His heat! was topped, not with on Earl's coronet hut with a chip hat he had purchaser! the <iav before at friend Smith's, the hatter. In fact, altogether, his appearance was anything but indicative of high lile and lordly presence. In the meantime the lady in whose pew the stranger had been seated, made her appearance. She advanced up the ai>!e, rustling in silks and sparkling in magnificent jewels. She laid her gloved hand, in which was the gilt-edged and magnificent hound prayer book, upon the pew door, and looked full in his Lordship's face.— The glance was turned as fuliy, but no movement was made on the part of the occupant to pass out and allow the lady to pass in, this not being the custom in England. The lady at length opened the door, making an almost impercepti ble motion of the head backwards. His Lordship took the hint, politely passed out, and as polite ly bowed the lady in, who swept by. him with a magnificent display of hauteur in exchange tor his very deferent ial manner. She did not deign to glance at the very common looking person a second time, but seated herself, with her head leaning on the front ofthe pew, in the custom ary attitude of polite adoration. His Lordship stood a few seconds, looking somewhat f uzzb ri. iT' glanced lo tbe right arid left, hut seeing DO movement rnarie on the part of any of the occu pants ollhe neighboring p\vs. concluded the iariv had only acted according to the etiquette fit the country, and accordingly reentering the pew, took his seat very modestly and quietly. Ttie services proceeded. His Lordship, al though without a hook, (the ladv never once pro ferred-her's) responded in a deep, sonorous and mellow voice : a voice which had often before charmed fhe ears of all who heard it in the Coper House of the British Legislature, and which now for the first time resounded in the church of St. J . The lady returned hew, and the next day re lated the circumstance to a fashionable Iriend who called upon her. She had been annoyed by a very shabhy looking person, whom old Major F., the Sexton, had shown into her pew. It was too bad the Major did not know any better than to show such an odd looking person into htr seat. She should take the first opportunity of speaking to him about it ; indeed, she thought she would he compelled to purchase a lock and k"V for the door, which would in future exclude all such intruders. 'Why', said the visitor, with an expression which had a t;ifle of malice irs it, 'did you not know who that gentleman was?' 'No,' responded the other, 'how should I know who the person was? Some farmer from Rock River or the Wabash valley probably.' 'No, in deed,' answered the visitor. The gentleman whom 'the Major was so thoughtful as to show into your pew was no less a personage than Lord Morpeth, now travelling in the United States.' 'Lord Morpeth,' frantically screamed our fash ionable ladv, at tile same time throwing up her hands while an expression of absolute despair flashed over her face : 'Lord Morpeth, oh! why was 1 such a fool! Had I known it, I should certainly have treated him as his station merited. Besides 1 should have had Mr. ask him to our party this evening. He would have been such a lion ! But lack-a day I've been such a fool : to mistake an English nobleman for a countrv farmer. What will the B's and O's and the H's sav when they learn of it, as they certainly will. I shall never hear the end of such an unlucky faux pus.'—Chicago Demo crat. Tun VINEGAR-FACED GENTRY. —That very able and übiquitous sheet, "An Exchange Pa per," gives the following very plain statements, which we commend to the "afflicted." "There is.a class ol men in every community, who co about with vinegar laces because some body feels above them, or because they atp not appreciated as they should be, and who have a constant quarrel with what they call their des tiny. We hate such people. They are a nui sance and a pest. They make all within their influence uncomfortable. These men have usu ally made a grave mistake in the estimation of their abilities, or are unmitigated assess. Wher ever this fault-finding with one's condition or position occurs, there is alwavs want of self-res pect. —If you are aright down clever fellow, wash the worm-wood off vowr face, and show your g(x>d will bv your good deeds. If people "fee! above you," why not return the compli- TERMS, $3 PER YEAR. VOL XXIII, NO. 41. merit and feel above them. If they turn up their noses because you are a mechanic, or a farmer, or a clerk, turn up your nose a notch higher. If they swell when they pass you in tile street, swell yourself. Deliver us from the whining fools who go around like babies telling how people abuse them, and whining because society will not take them by the collar and drag their, into decency." Alone at the Judgement. At that solemn tribunal, each man will be as transparent before the searching eye of the Son ol God, as if that man and Jesus were the only twain in the whole universp ; such will he the intense light ofthe day, that the lost will call out for the hills to cover them, and the moun tains to overshadow tfiem : that they cannot bear the intensity of that unutterable splendor : and such will be the dread silence of that mo- ment, that each man will hear the very pulsa tion of ft is own heart, and if that heart be tinre generate, each pulse wiH sound a death knell to his hopes and prospects forever. There is no escape in the crowd : and there is no escape by wealth : there is no escape by latent ; there is no escape by anyway ; for "how, if we neglect so gn at salvation," says the apostle as satisfied that there is no escape whatever, "shall we es cape ?"— Dr. Cummin^. Spare Ihe Birds Tht- swallow s are the natural enemies of the swarming; insects, living almost entirely upon them, taking their teed upon the wing. The common martin devours great quantities of wasps, beetles, and goldsmiths. A single bird will devour five thousand butterflies in a week. The moral of this is that the husbandman should cultivate the society of swallows and martins about his land and out buildings. The sparrows and wrens feed upon the crawl ing insects which lurk within the buds, foliage, and flowers of plants. The wrens are pugna cious, and a little box in a cherry tree will soon he appropriated hv them, and they will drive awav other birds that feed upon the fruit, a hint thatcherrv growers should remember this spring, and net upon. The thrushes, blue birds, jays and crows, prey upon butterflies, grasshoppers,crickets, locusts. A single family of javs will consume 20,000 ot these in a season of three months. The woodpeckers are armed with a stout, long bill, to penetrate the wood of trees, where the borers deposit their larva 1 . Thev live almost entirely upon these worms. For the insects which come abroad only dur ing the night, nature has provided a check in the nocturnal birds, ot the v-hippoorwiil tribe and the littl- barn owl, which take their toed upon the wing. How wonderful is lite provisions of Provi dence for the restraint of the depredators that live upon the labors ol man : and how careful we should he not lo dispute that beneficial law of compensation, by which all things are pre served in their just relations and proportions. A A AH FI L PICTURE- Tim Rev. M. Geecham.a member ofthe "Lon don VVesleyan Mission," recently returned from a visit to Africa, and in the course of a sketch of the moral and social condition ofthe negroes inhabiting the Gold Coast and its vicinity, he furnishes a truly awful picture. Thus: ''Scarcely has one of their barbarous and bloody customs been abandoned, from the earli est period ol which anything is know n of them. Thev ■.till pave their court-yards-, palaces, and even the streets or market places of their villa ges or towns, with the skulls of those butchered in wars, at feasts, funerals, or as sacrifices to 'Bossum.' Still their wives and slaves are bur i>'d alive with the deceased husband or master. When Adahenzen died, two hundred and eighty : of his wives were butchered before the arrival of his successor, which put a stop to it only to increase the flow of blood and the number ol I deaths in other ways. The remaining living wives were buried alive! amidst dancing,sing ing, and bewailing, the noise ol horns, drums, muskets, yells, groans, screeciiings ; the women, marching by headless trunks, bedaubed them selves with oarth blood. Their victims were i marched along with large knives passed through their cheeks. The executioners struggle for the office, while the victims look on and endure with apathy. They were too familiar with ! the horrid sacrifice to show terror, or to imagine that all was not as it should be. Their hands were first chopped off, and then their heads sawed off, to prolong the amusement. Even some who assisted to fill the grave were hust i led in alive, in order to add to the sport or so ! lemnity of the scene. Upon the death of a king's brother, four thousand victims were thus sacrificed. These ceremonies are often repeated, and hundreds slaughtered at every rehersal.— I pon the death of a king of Ashantee, a general massacre takes place, in which there can be DO computation ol the victims. "At their 'Yam Customs,' Mr. Bowditch wit nessed spectacles of the most appalling kind. Every caboceer, or noble, sacrificed a slave as he entered at the gate. Heads and skulls formed (the ornaments of their possessions. Hundreds were slain : and the streaming and steaming blood of the victims was mingled in a vast brass pan, with various vegetables and animal mat ter, fresh as well as putrid, to compose a pow erful Fetiche. At these customs the same scenes of butchery and slaughter occur. The king's executioners traverse the city, killing all they meet. The next day desolation reigns ever the land. The king during the hioody saturnalia, j looked on eagerly, and danced in his chair with i delight! "The Kinj of Dahomey paves the approaches to hi? residence, and ornaments the battlement? of his palace with the skulls of his victims: and the &reat Fetiche Trae, at has its wide-spread limbs laden with human carcasses and limhs. There the want of chastity is no dis grace, and the priests are employed as pimps. 'Murder, adultery, and thievery,' says Bosnian, 'are here no sins.'"