The Cadiz Sentinel from Cadiz, Ohio on November 19, 1845 · 1
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ihmiln NcnigpapcrgyicuUgrt; flotiticg Ncu0, XUcraturc, Cjistoni, Btagrapljn, ittccljante, facts, Poctrn, Amusement. V I I 1 4 VOL. XII. L. HARPER, EDITOU AND ritOIMCICTOK. TERMS OF THE SENTINEL. Oue dollar and fifty cents per annum il paid in nd-vuuee; two dollars if paid during the'ytar; or two dol-lnrs and fifty cents nt the end of the yenr. No paper discontinued until nil arrearages are paid. Q-"These ' conditions will be strictly ntlliered to. RATES FOtt ADVERTISING: Qnesijuare (12 lines or less) '3 insertions, $ I , Every subsequent publication, - . - 00 25 Longer advertisements charged in proportion. ' Advertising by the year, with the privilege of ? chanri.ig at pleasure, - - - 8 00 Medical Advertisements charged like oil others. B."M. STANTON. . . - i B. G. rPVAitD; " STANTON A PEPPAKO, Attorneys af Law and Solicitor in Chencery, WILL practice law in the courtsof Harr ison county Business' intrusted to them will receive their united attention. Office opposite the Post Office. ' Cadiz, Feb. 2d, 1843. " ' ; . S. XV. BOSTWIG'K, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, WILL continue to practice in Harrison and the adjoining Counties. Oflice opposite the public offices. Aug. 18, 1842 T. li . JEWETT, ATTORNEY AT LAW AND SOLICITOR IN - , CIIANCFUY, CADIZ, OHIO.' Office oppoiite the Post Office, Dec. 21, 1843 C. ORLANDO LOOMIS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Office, Fourth street, above Smithficld, jly9-y Pittsburgh. ill. II. UltQUHAUT, Attorney and Counsellor at Law and Solicitor, o kFFICE, on Warren street, in the building recently occupied by Z. Daviess Esq. Cadiz, April, 11, 1845 13. B. S. Cowen, St.Clairsville. , - - J. iSiiaron, Cadiz. CO WEN &, SHARON, Attorneys at Law and Solicitors in Chancery, CADIZ, OHIO. TTHE above partnership will extend to all cases in I Harrison court of common pleas, and supreme court, in which the parties are originally employed. "All business entrusted to their care will receive flic prompt atten'.ion of the firm. N July 12, 1815. jyl6-Cm. It. II A IS 112 It, "; ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW AND SOLICITOR. ALL professional business entrusted to my cure in counties of Harrison, Jefferson, Belmont, Monroe, (iuernsey, Tuscarawas, Coshocton, Hplmps, Carroll, Stark and Wayne, will be faithfully attended to. QT The services of John D. Cummins, Esq. will be secured, il'desircd by Buitors. , OJjkeon Slcubcnville Street,oppoiilepvllic buildingi. DR. J. 13. M'GREVV HAVING located in Cadiz for the purpose of practising rhysic in its various branches solicitsa share of public patronage. ...... ' Office on Market St., iri the room formerly occupied by Dr. W. R. Si.emmons. 1 April 1G, 1845.-ly. niCIIAHD CRAWFORD. - - JOHN LIST, JR. CIUWFORD JLIST, Wholesale Gkocebs 4Hjd Dealers in Produce . Bridgeport, O. WE are determined to sell all articles in our lino, at as low prices ns they can bo obtained in Wheeling. j June 4 C. & L. il. W. ANDERSON - - K. C. DF.WKY ANDERSON & DEWJEY, wholesale and ketail " Dry Goods Merchants, jc4 ly Bridgeport, Belmont County, O. B. A. SAMPSON & CO., Wholesale Grocers, Commission Merchants, And dealers in Pittsburgh Manufactured Articles, No. 1C, Liberty street, opposite the head'ol Suiiti .field St., Fittsbiirgli, Fa. " ol-Cm W. B. IUVS. A. STONER. W. B. HAYS &. CO., Agents for Washington Cotton Factory. ' Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Gro-I ccries, Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, and Pittsburgh Manufactures, No. 220, lib.irty street, Pittsburgh, Fa. ol-Gm. JAMES BENNEY, JR.,- Wholesale and Retail Grocer, and Dealer in Produce, At W. Greer's old stand, No. 44, corner of Market and Liberty streets, Pittsburgh. ' The best groceries kept constantly on buna. ol-Cm A. STUART, Rectifying Distiller, and Wholesale Doaler in Groceries, Wines and Liquors, No. 145,' corner of Liberty street and Brewery alley, Pittsburgh, Pa. ol-6m : EW ALT, MORRISON, &. CO.,, J Wholesalo Grocers, Commission Mer-'' ''' .' chants, ... ' And dealers in nil kinds of Country Produce ; Also, Iron, Nails, Glass, and Pittsburgh Manufactures es-nerally, corner of Liberty and Hand streets, Pitti-burgh, Pa. , . ol-Gm ' J. C. KIMBALL, . W n ol rs ale Dialer w" Boots, Shoes, and Morocco Leather, No. 70, Wood street, Pittsburgh. ol-Gm MERCHANTS' HOTEL, Re-opened on Penn street, near the Canal, Pittsburgh. oi-dm if. WEAVSK, fropnetor. , II. LEE, WOOL MERCHANT, , ' ? No. 124, Liberty street, Pittsburgh. N. B. Cash paid fur all grades clean washed wool. ol-ly 1 . ' . McGILL & BUSHFIELD, . ' . Wholcsalo Grocers and Commission Merchants, And, doalors'ln Pittsburgh Manufactures and Produce, , No. 194, Liberty street, Pittsburgh, Pa. ol-Gm CHARLES II. PAULSON, V V (Late Paulson & Gill,) ; "' , Fashionable IIat&, Cap Manufacturer, '' No. 83, Wbb'J St., one door above 4di, Pittsburgh. - ol-3m - '' " ' . - MUICPIIV, WILSON CO. Wholesale Dry Goods Doalers, 48 Wood street, Pittsburgh OS 1. : . ' ... l ; k ' FORWARDING AND COMMISSION. THE undersigned havine taken the Ware House formerly occupied hr Flemini and Manser, are prepared to receive end forward nil Kinds of goods una country produce on the most reasonable terms. . seplO DOYLBand DRENNKN, Stcubenvillo. CADIZ, WILLIAM M CUTCHRON. ROBERT M CUTC'lltO.V. VV. &. R. McCUTCHEON Wholesale Grocers, and Dealers in Pittsburgh Manufactures, And Western Produce generally, No. 152, Liberty St., Pittsburgh, Pa. pet 1-ly MATIIEW D. MTTON. ' JAUS PATTON. M. D. &. J. PATTON, No. 154, Liberty street, Pittsburgh, wholesale ' Grocers and dealers in Flour, Grain, Ruttcr, Cheese, Salt, Seed, And other ProduQp. . ol-Gm K. MEAKS. . ... .. . II. HAMILTON. . R. MEARS &l CO., J Wholesale and Retail Grocers, llec- -' tifying Distillers, And Dealers in all kinds of Foreign and Domestic Liquors. Market, between 3d nn1 High sjs., directly opposite the U. S. Hotel, Steuben'ville. may 21 : JOHN SCOTT & CO. '. WHOLESALE G R O C E R S, Dealers in Produce and Pittsburgh Manufactured Articles, No. 7, Commercial Row, Liberty street Pittsburgh march 2G L " & J. D. WICK, Grocers, Produce and Commission merchants, And dealers in Pittsburgh Manufactures, corner ol : Wood and Wter streets, Pittsburgh. jar36 ZEBULON K1NSEY, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN French, English, German and American Jewelry, inid" Variety goods, gold and silyer watches, Gold and silver Buckles, Fancy BusKets, etc. etc. may 28. No. 8G, Market street, Pittsburgh, Pa. John Irvine. James Iryine. Mahlon Martin. IRVINE & MARTIN, Wholesale Grocers, Commission MerT chants, dealers in Produce, And Pittsburgh Manufactures, corner of Liberty and Irwin streets, Pittsburgh. mar 26 ROBERT ROBISON. S. B. ROBISON R. ROBISON & CO (Successors to Irvine & Robison, late John Irvine & Co) wholesle grocers, Produce and Commission Merchants, And dealers in all kinds of Pittsburgh Manufactured articles, No. 180 Liberty street, opposite the head of VVood street, Pittsburgh. mar 26 ISAIAH DICKEY &, CO. Wholesale Grocers, Commission Merchants and dealers in Produce, Water between VVood anil Smithficld streets, opposite the landing of Beaver, Wellsville, Steubenville and Wheeling packets, Pittsburgh. jo 2a HILARY BRUNOT, Vyhito and Red Lead Manufacturer, Faint and Oil Merchant, corner of Liberty and O'Hara streets, Pittsburgh- mar 26 V ALEXANDER KING, WHOLESALE Grocer, and Dealer in Produce, and Pittsburgh Manufactures, ol-Gm No. 211, Liberty street, Pittsburgh. JONA. KIM). J. FLEMING. J. KIDD &l CO., Wholesale Dealers in Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Dye Stuffs, Instruments, (Agents for Dr. McLane's celebrated Worm Snecifie. Luner Svrun. and Liver Fills. No. 60. corner of fourth and Wood streets, Pittsburgh. Orders will be carefully packed and forwarded with despatch. '' ' ' ol-Gm ' WHITE &. BROTHER, No. 7G, Market Street, between tbo Diamond and 4th . street, Pittsburgh. .4 RE now receiving thcit full and winter stock of r Dry Uoods, to which they would call the atten tion of persons visiting their city, which will be dispo sed of ut'tlie lowest possiblo rates, for cash only. oi-sui- ... Removal hi; the Great Fire, of April 10. WILLIAM B. SCAIFE, Manufacturer of Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Ware, No. CI, Front street, between Wood and Market sts,, Pittsburgh. Cookine Stoves for Steam Boats, Hotels and Families, lops, forges and Deck otoves, Copper and Brass Kettles. All kinds of tin, copper and sheet iron work done fi1steauiboats. ol-Gm W. & D. RINEHART, " , ' ' Manufacturers of Tobacco, Snuff and Scgars, No. 33, Hand, between Penn and Liberty streets, Pittsburgh, Pa., TTAVE constantly on hand an assortment of all kinds ol tobacco, snuff and segars. They invite the attention of merchants, and consumers generally. VV. & D. RINEHART. ol-6m PITTSBURGH NOVELTY WORKS, Comer of Gran and Front sts., Pittsburgh. LIVINGSTON, ROGGEN It CO., MANUFACTURERS of Fairbank's Patent Flat-form scales: Hatch's counter bulances; and ADAMS' PATENT 'KAUGIIP11Y' MILLS; Also, malleable castings. ' ol-Gm JOHN M'DEVITT. JAMES M'dEVITT, ' - J. &, J McDEVITT, Wholcsalo Grocers, Dealers in Produce, And Pittsburgh Manufactured articles gcncrallv. keen constantly on hand a large and. well assorted stock" of guuua iu iiuir line, which nicy are prepitrcu to soil at as low prices as they can be had at any other house in tho city. Western merchants will find it to their advantage to cull at 224 Liborty street, opposite 7th, be fore buying t Isewhere, ';: J Pittsburgh, September 29, 1845. ol-8ra 8. MOORE, Fashionable HatifcCap Manufacturer 7 WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ' No 93 Wood street, 3d door below Diamond AHcy. CONSTANTLY ON HAND! ' Every variety of the most fashionablo Hats and Caps at the lowost prices. , Also, Wool Hats and Ladies LFancy Furs. . , mar 26 A. RICHARDSON, CLOCK AND WATCH MAKER, AND DEALER . in Watches, Jewelry and Silverware, - SPECTACLES, ' '; AND SPECTACLE GLASSES FOR ALL AGES Clocks and Watches repaired and warranted, -i Io. 71 Market street, . . riTTHBt'Rcn. WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 19, 1845. THE MUSE'S ROWER. GOD ItLI THE RIABIlS'EIjt. , BV IIRS. MARV E. HEWITT, God's blessing on the Mariner! A venturous life leads ht What reck the landsmen of their toil, Who dwell upon tho sea? - The landsman sits within his home, His fireside brighrapd warm; . Nor asks how fairs the Mariner , All nightamid the storm. . God bless the hardy Mariner! A bornely garb wears he '-And he gocth with a rolling gait Like u ship upon the sea. Ho hath piped the loud "Ay, ay, sir!" O'er the voices of the main, ,, Till his deep tones have the hoarseness Of the rising hurricane His seemed nn honest visage The sun and wind have tanned, ' And hard as iron gauntlet , Is his broad and sinewy hand. But oh ! a spirit louketh From out his clenr blue eye. With a truthful, childlike earnestness. Like an angel from the sky. A venturous litb the sailor leads Uetween the sky and sea But wham the hour of dread is past, A merrier who, than he? He knows that by the rudder bands Stands one well skilled to save For a strong hand is the Steersman's That directs him o'er the wave. MISCELLANEOUS, From the New York Neict. ltuilroad to the Pacific. At tho close of the last session, of Congress, Mr. Asa Whitney, a merchant from New York, preseniecj a mpmoriul soliciting from tlie'm a gram of the public lands for the purpose of constructing a Railroad from Lake Miohigaja to the Pacific. Tho project was a startling one, and so vast and apparently chimerical, that few seemed willing to grapple with it, or to entertain it as feasible. But tho committee to whom the memorial was referred, and before whom Mr. Whitney appeared and unfolded his , views, were convinced of its practicability, and of the vasLiesulls which must follow from it to the country, and accordingly made a report in its favor; but the report came in at the end of the session, when the thoughts of all were engrossed with the then all absorbing topic of the annexation of Texas, and no further action was had upon the matter. But the plan was not forgotten; those who had overlooked it at the lirne of its first announce ment, began torpfleel upon it when they reached their homes, and from various sections of the Union there have been intimations given that a Railroad must be made which shall bind Oregon to us, and shall render iheso hnrdy pioneers who are now tenanting its tcrritqries no longer strangers to us. ' ' , I he only feasible mode of doing this, as it ap pears to us, is the ono proposed by Mr. Whitney. He asks from the government a grant of land from the unappropriated public domain, sixty miles in width, and extending from Lake Michi gan to the Pacific. From the sale of this land proceeds will arise sufficient to construct the road ; and as the road advances, tho facilities which it will afford for travel and transportation, will en hance the value and advantages of the land in its immediate neighborhood, so that a ready sale will be found lor it, and the proceeds of those sales will be immediately applied to a further construction of the road, which, by its own progress, will be constantly bringing hitherto value less lands in the market; and will also, by such means, bo constantly supplying the funds requisite for its continuation. The length of the Railroad will be about 2100 miles, and the lengih of tho grant of course will correspond. Of this land, however, it is ascer-: anted lhat not mote than 100 miles along the line will bo useful for cultivation, the rest Leiny sterile, and consequently of little marketable va lue; and when it is considered that tho cost of this road will he at least fifty millions of dullats, exclusive oi the outlay necessary to keep it in repair during the time which must unavoidably elapso during its construction, and before much revenue can be derived from it, the extent of the grant will seem not far from reasonable. Perhaps there is no region on the luce of the globe better adapted to this purpose, than that through which it is contemplated to run the track. From Lake Michigan to the Missouri there is a successson of undulating prairies, by following the ridges of which, the rails of the road can be laid at comparatively rifling expense, and with scarcely any digging. There are no rocks to bo blasted, no high hills to bo cut away, or deep, vallies to be filled up. All is smooth and level, and the soil easy to be woikcd, and the bridges to be constructed will be over rivers so far up towards thoir source, that tho depth even oi Iho largest (which are tho Missouri and the Mississippi) docs not exceed from eighteen inches to two feet. From the Missouri to the Rocky Mountains, the face of tho-country .is level, only interrupted by tho undulations of the prairie, and the ascent from the Missouri lo the highest elevation of the Rocky Mountains, lhro' the reccnily discovered puss, is but little more than six feet per milo. In fact, the ascent is so gradual, and the width of the pass, so great, (be ing about ou miles that those passing through arc only aware that they have reached tho mountains, and ore passing through them by seeing their dim. outline in the distance on either aide, and by discovering lhat tho waters of the different rivers which had hitherto flowed to the east to tho Missouri, had changed their course and were flowing to tho Pacific - On examining the surveys made by Lieut. Fremont, and the statements derived from him, there can be no doubt that the whole face of the country lying between the Missouri and the Pacific on the route pointed- out. by Mr. Whitney, offers the greatest facility for tho construction of such aioail, ' ' . The advantages lo bo derived by the country at largo from the success of this groat enterprise will bo vast. .The advance of the Rrilroad will not only enhance the value of the land within Iho lino of its grant, but by it a demand will bo created for public lands now so remote and inaccessible, that at iho present state of improvement half a century must elapse before they will be called lor; and the facilities of access lo these lands, together with the easy and rapid means of transterriog the products of tho soil lo market, will soon direct a steady current of emigration to those hitherto remote regions, and will people lent willi an industrious, enterprising, agricultu ral people. Tho prairies will be covered with farms, the produce of which, as the demand may require, can bo with equal lacilily transported to our Eastern shores nnd across the Atlantic toihe continent or to tho cities and sea ports of the distant ladies. By thii means a communication can be had with Chini.in thirty days from the city New York, Boston and New Orleans, and bv means of i the present advanced sfatc of steam navigation, the voyage frbm England to China, which now occupies from; one hundred to one hundred and fifty days, eoijld be performed in tho space of forty-five dnys. This great economy of time will ho all important to the merchant at home and abroad, ft will be the means of changing tho whole jcoiliso of trade, and instead of the long and tedious voyage round the capes, the commerce of the whole European continent must converge to the sea ports of our Eastern coast. Boston and New Yorkwjth their communication with the Lakes, must become great depots of European commerce on their way to the Indies:and New Orleans, tit the mouth of the Misssss'rppi, must grasp the entire coinmerce.of, the southern iContineyt. We should, by moans ot our rapid communication, bring, as it were, both oceans to our very doors, and our country, instead of being a romote section of the globe, will be the very hetrt of the world, and would regulate all the chmnels through which its wealth must flow. Another great gain will be, that this road will be a urinal settlement of the Oregon question; once conmence this, and such a tide of emigration will be directed lo Oregon that (owns and villages will start u)i in the plains of that region,peo-plsd by a race of pioneers, hardy in frame, and unflinching in spirit, who will ask no nid but thai of their own strong arms to protect and defend the soil which nourishes them. We shall need no discussions of the question. Oregon will be bound to its ns it were witli bouds of iron, nnd her most distant section will be brought nigh to us. Months now elapse before what transpires in that remote region can reach us. I lien a tew days will make us laminar with ev'ents as they occur, In conclusion, I would add that this is a great national undertaking. It belongs lo no particu- ar parly, but should be the act of the people.and of the who'e people, for they and their posterity tire those who will reap the benefits of its successful accomplishment. Fr$tff the Ohio Union. Progressive Democracy. This is a phrase which has lately been much used nmd rrpich abused . To say that Democra cy is progressive perse, is not precisely a correct use of terrn3,because Democracy, in the abstract, is, always has been, and ever will be, the same. Democracy is, however, n term which as now understood, represents or expresses a certain uss of principles, which are inherent in nature, human and divine, and are eternal and unaltera ble. But in its practical relation to the affairs of mankind, in its application to the existing state of things, and its adaptation to the mutations, ex- gencics and progression of the circumstances of the world, the relations, duties, rights and res sponsibilities of mankind, Democracy is progres sive hnd capablo ot adaptation to all relations and exigencies, which may arise in the progress of events towards the complete devclopoment, and perfect universal recognition and perpetual establishment of the absolute naUira rights of man, as designed and originally conferred by the creator, whose bosom is the primal source of pure Demociacy. This is what is meant by the phrase Progres sive Democracy, tho capability ot adaptation, in the application of its principles, to every pos sible contingency, -and to all tho multifarious modifications of human existence. The principles are always the same, the application of them is modified bj iho mutations ot things. In eve ry era or stage in the world s advancement from primitive simplicity and ignorance, this principle of progress is visible; not only as an incident, but as the substance, the motive power, the cause of each new step in the progress of man and of civilisation. All nature is. motive,--God has created nothing to be entirely stationary, mo-lion is the essence and power of all creation, and thosq who would attempt to stop or check the unresting wheel of nature must bo crushed beneath its weight. Look at the Eirth, penetrate its bowels, they are instinct with life, motion, change. There is a constant activo and irrestrainable process of animal, vegetable, and mineral formation, motion and progress. Survey the surface animal nnd vegetable, ns well as human life is still more activo. The atmosphere is pregnant with continual change, spring, summer, autumn, winter, succeed each other in circles of perpetual motion, and with them the earth iisolf and lifo up on it, move in corresponding circles of ever vary ing progress. Look to the heavens lliemsolves, and iho myriads of worlds within the ken of human investigation. All is motion there. The principles which govern tho universe are ever undergoing change in their mode and measure of application.. . Look at the history ot man, ot mind, ot civili zation, of arts, sciences, religion; all havo been and still are in constant movement. Man, in his relation to the universe, is a dif ferent creature now, from what ho was four thousand, years ago. Mind has been developed and extended to,an almost incalculable degree. The extent to which the mind of the last gene ration has been developed, becomes the basis on which tho succeeding generation begins to build, its own mind, and this again becomes, the foun dation for the intellectual structure of tho next succeeding generation and,this progression must continue hi accordance with the unalterable laws of mind and nature, until man reaches the ultimate aoa of perfection, to which he was de signed and which he was created with capacity for. The arts and sciences have in like manner progressed, from the first dawnings of discovery "A to their presnpt wonderful development of the power of man and mind over matter. Civilization has likewise advanced from the rudeness of original, untutored, barbarous man, to tho comfort, convenience and improvomenl of i the luecteetithccnttiry, wli;it may it not be one thousand years hence? Religion, too, has shared the progression of humanity the first divine code to say nothing of heathenism, was adapt: ed to the rough and animal condition of humani ty, when it wa3 propounded. It gradually changed and became purer as matt. bectmo capable oT receiving, appreciating and obeying its precepts and principles of elevated and elevating purity, until the hour arrived when the mandate could be issued, '"Be thou holy even as thy Father m Ilea vert is holy," "a mnndatn not yet obeyed and fulfilled, and will not be, until in the progress of human advancement, humanity may be so changed and improved as lo become capable of its fulfilment. Who that turveye the world and the present condition of religion, can fail to recognise tho wonderful development in the human mind, heart and life, of the principles of true religion. How were the truths and prin ciples announced by him, who proclaimed him self tho son of God, received nnd appreciated by the generation-to which they were declared? and how are they appreciated now? AH nature is instinct with life and motion. Shall or can the science of Government, the application of. the principles represented by the true Democracy, and the recognition and enforcement of the rights of man alone remain stationary iri this unusual movement of all else, in matter, mind and principle?" It. cannot and it should no! be! There must be progression here, or the harmony of the universe is marred, this the Creator will not sutler tho immutable laws of nature will not su fieri progress ia inevitable. We might now proceed to show by ftcts of history, what and how great has already been the do-velopcmein and progress and varied application of the '.rue principles of Government and of Democracy, but this wo have not space for at present. . . From the N. Y. Mirror. The Foreign News, By lljo Jale stearn shipSj is doubtless fraught with more interest and importance than any we have received for a long time. 'The present will bo a conspicuous era in the history of Europe, for it is so full of stirring interest, and it abounds with so many events bearing upon its njoralj political, and physical condition, that the page in which I hey stand' recorded, will be read with mingled feelings of wonder, admiration and disgust. After the comparative quietude which has maiked the passing away of so many years, the excitements of the present lime are felt with aN keener sensibility, and the spectacle now exhibiting in the great theatre of Europe, strikes one with tho more astonishment from ils extraordinary novelty. The present generation has 'heard of battles,' and of 'famine and massacres,' but they are to them only like the fables in their school books; and the mind can n av scarcely believe in their reality; though evidences are furnished of the painful truth. Tho conduct of Nicholas of Russia, in carrying out his religious psisccutions in Poland is so inhuman, so demoniacal, that tho heart shrinks from its contemplation. Wo read a short time since, that a number of poor harmless nuns, in a convent at Minsk, who preferred their own form of religion to that which tho Linpcror had chosen for them, were subjected to a series of barbarities, even to the receiving of fifty lashes every Friday, and that only three survived tho cruel (reattnent we now read that one expired under the 30th blow of tho knout; but as everything must be performed that is ordered in Russia, the remaining twenty lashes wore 'inflicted on the dead body ." And this is done at the will of one man in jhe nineteenth century! The ages of barbarism could hardly find a parallel atrocity. Tho subject of the French in Algiers is now assuming an important character the reverses of fortune experienced by the French arrny,havc whetted the appetile for revenge, and a brave people full of desperate courage, and indomitable energy, struggling for thoir country and their homes, are, if possible, to bo crushed, if power and strength can effec. it. The Arab, who will never be conquered, while an arm retains strength to wield a spear, or his limbs to bestride a cour ser, overreaches Ins enemy by stratagem, lures them into his power and slays them. This is in revenge for the dreadful massacre of their countrymen at Dahra, who were brrtaily smothered in a cave. And Franco is indignant nt the atrocity ! and Abd-el-Kader, tho 'soul of these ceaseless rebellions,' as they are fermed,must be forth with destroyed, tn order to secure the pacification of Algiers, And how does France propose to do this? Why, by making war upon Morocco, because the Emperor has not sent him out of his dominions, which is about as difficult to do, as the French will find it to destroy him.. Abd-el-Kader,1 says an English paper, 'is beyond and above all influences by which he has been surrounded. With a mind equal to the exigencies of his condition, ho has been, and is still, upheld by those powers of the human breast which bind men to the. land of their birth, which induce them to retaliate injuries, which lead lliem to hate an invader, and teach them to nbhor tho enemies of their religion. Ahd-el-Kades is the champion of his faith against the infidel, and the leader of, his countrymen ngainst the invuder. Ho is the Tell and the Ilofer of his lime. At once a saint and a general, he holds the two strongest chords that thrill in the bosoms of his followers; and until every drop of Arab blood has been spilled upon the sands of the desert,. Al giers will remauvunconquercd. Lnglaod, too, has her domestic troubles the railway mania will probably result in disastrous .consoquences the comparative failure of the harvest, and tho widely extended dnease of the potato crop, hold out distressing prospects for the poor; and this calamity will extend its influence probable even across the Atlantic where wealth is, there will be a supply .there will be corn in Egypt so long as she has money to pay for it,and thus through tho ramifications of commerce the effect will, directly or indirectly, ultimately find us way nere. . . , - 1 But wo dislike to indulge in gloomy specula tions, 'sufficient for the day is tho evil thereof,' and though it is wise, if possible, to provide for X then pest store in town, kept by utrv, NO. XXXIV. unpleasant emergencies, ihe philosophy of this sentiment is nevertheless the Lest. - From the Harritburg Union. TIic Moral Influence of Democracy. We think it is Plutarch who somewhere suvs, that a city may as well bo built in the air. as n community constituted without the support of re- igion. There is a striking resemblance between (he principal articles of the Democratic faith, nnd the admirable morality of the New Testament. Even in Ihe spread of the Gospel and of Demo cracy there is a coincidence. The iron hand of persecution, the suffering of martyrs, and the sanction of vindictive laws combined, us well to stay the advancement of Democracy as ihe in- -spired word of truth. , Bt wh 4WW0aifc4. weapon of persuasive reason alone, the Jblessed doctrines of divine and political truih have passed oter this republic like a healing wind from Heaven, - ' Across the blue waters of the Atlantic our Pilgrim Fathers came, upheld by the justice of their cause and their faith in the strength of a Being above, defying the arbitrary regent and usurper of his fellow man's rights, and converted the wilderness into nn asylum for Ihe oppressed and desolate and reared this magnificent super structure on the broad basis of the rights of man. Ihe influence of Ihe Gospel has changed tho whole nature of man. It has made him social. charitable and humble. Like a faithful handmaid tho spirit of Damocracy has followed it and co-opeiated in this great reformation, by recognizing the equality of every man in respect to his rights, and embracing all mankind within the. circle of ils view as one great republican family ot mothers., wherein there is no indefeisible and divine right of mortal kings no elected caste of ' Brahmins no exclusive succession of the first born. ' We rest our political faith upon the proposi tion that all men are born free and equal, and. although as they grow to manhood they exhibit unequal talents and a diversity of powers, their political rights remain the same. The minds nnd dispositions of men are various, nnd differ as the' productions of the earth. Some are fitted for e honors ot office and lo be entrusted with its incidental privileges, others inre destined for hum bier occupations. This very'inrjqtiality of. the intellectual faculties in reference to the conventional and aristocratic grades of mankind is the' strongest proof of their equality. Not all (ho- gold ot .Oplnr, the schools of Gottingen, nvr tho ongest pedigree of the English Peerage can give brilliancy lo the mind of the fool of quality. The crigiu of genius is often like the flower which grows neglected and lowly by tho way side, and is only sheltered from the summer's sun and the weather by a hedge, Columbus was a weaver. Horner was a beggar, ns the epigram of the juvenile Byron informsnsi. "Seven mighty cities 9trove for Homer dead, Through which the living- Homer beeced his biend." Cromwell was the sou of a brewer. Franklin was a journeyman printer. Defoe was a bozier and the son of a butcher. Welsey was nlso thc; son of a butcher as we may gather from the fol- owing satirical alliteration which his noble ene mies composed: "Uegot by butcho rs but by bishops bred, How high his haughty highness holds his head." Hogarth was an apprentit; loan engraver of pewter pots, Niehuhr was a peasant. Doctor Moun tain jBishop of Durham, was the son of a beggar. Shakspearc was the son of a wool-stapler. Pat rick Henry was a tavern keener.' Milton was the son of a money lender.' Lucinn of a mnrbla mason. Demosthenes of a blacksmith. Whitfield of an inn keener. Virgil of a potter. Hor ace of a grocer. Plautus of a baker. Burns was a ploughman in Ayrshire. ' Bloomfield was a shoemaker. Rear-admiral Shovel was a shoe maker also. Richardson was a printer. So that this inequality of talent ralher supports our proposition. One man is adapted to follow the bu siness of shoemaking, and another is inclined to study political economy, and they may both at tain the highest positions tn their avocations, so that the chief of shoemakers will be on an equa lly with the president of a republic Democra cy acknowledges and inculcates Ihe union of the human family, and like the Gospel, has a tendon- cy fo render him asocial, not a selfish being'. We have stated that nil men are born free and equal, and at the same time we have conceded that their intellectual faculties vary in character and strength; in consequence of which the im pression produced, upon the mind of one man by an array of facts and testimony, is different from that produced upon the mind of his neigh-, bor. A man may be an Arian, a Calvinist, a Catholic, a Protestant, or a Huguenot, and may he firmly convinced of tho tectitude of his belief and his brother's error. The spirit of the Gospel has (aught us chatity which covers a multitude of sins, and in order lhat we might practice charity in our imperfect judgments, the Supreme Author of Ihe Scriptures has declared that he will bo charitable and only demand an account of the talents committed to our care. The spirit of Democracy is akin with the spirit of the Gos pel in this particular. While it inculcalcs iho" necessity of practising the cardinal virtues and refraining from those vices which disgrace human nature, it strictly abstains from interfering with individual professions or creeds. Religious toleration is a common principle of the Gospel and Democracy. Roman Catholicism is as con genial with Democracy as Protestant Catholicism. The only religion of this Republic is a concession of tho rights of conscience. Democracy there lore teaches usto.be social and charitable, and obeys the injunction of the Gospel in propagating the principle ot man's equality and religious free dom. The humility of Democracy is a consequence of its creed, for if a man regards his neighbor as his equal and passes a charitable judgment upon bis failings, he is insensibly practising th ) virtue of humanity. ' ' . ' " Wo have thus endeavored to prove that Democ racy is fulfilling the morality of the Gospel ia diffusing the principles of sociability, charity and numiitty. . ( ... Centennial Celebration. The event of tha formation of a church in North Coventry, Conn. luu years ago, wis celebrated in that place on the 9th inst. The Rev. Dr-JNott, in the C2d year of hia age, and iu tho Clth year of his ministry, officiated. . C , I i B 4 17 V f r

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