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ClRKESPOXDEIfCE BET W E E X
THE BISHOPS OF THE 51. E
CHURCH AND THE UISIIOP.s
OF THE 31. E. CHURCH, SOUTH.
413 Locust Stuekt, St. Louis,
Mav 7. 1869. f
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Dear Brethren, We
have been deputed to convey to you a com-
: c. .1.. ii i .!:. i c
luuuicaiioii itoiu Mte uoaiu oi ijisuous ei
tlie Meihodi-t Episcopal Church.
. r .
We are ready to wait upon you at such
time and place as may suit your conve
ii n nee.
With assurances of Christian regard,
E. S. Janes,
St. Louis, May 7, 1S69.
'lo'Bishops Janes and Simpson :
Reverend and Dear trc thrcn, Yor
note of this date to the College ot Bishops
of the Methodist Episcopal linrch Stoitli
informing tln tii that you have been depu
ted to convey to them a communication
from the Hoard of Bi.-hops of the Metho
dist Episcopal Chot'ch, u.id of ;l;e:; t.nii
ness to wait upon them foi this purpose,
has been received.
I have been instructed to reply that
they will be phased to receive you to
morrow, at 10 o'clock, A. M , ut their
room, 140G Locust Place.
Very respectfally and truly yours,
II. N. McTVKlKJSj Secretary.
Aecorlinglv, t 10 o'clock, A. M.,
Bishops James and Simpson, having 1 . - is
announced, were introduced to the liinli
ops of the Methodist Episcopal Chinch
fitriJi, and after . onie general convirsa
tiofi, made the following communications:
Meaiivii.i.k, Pa., April 23, 16G9.
Dear Brethren : 1 1 secins to us that
- i i i - -'
ear Brethren : It seems to us that -
dlviMoi, of those Churches of our
try which are of like faith aud order j
,een productive bf evil, so .he- le nnion j
the divirioii of those Churches of our
lias been pi
of them would be- productive of gof d
As the main cause of the separation has
been removed, so has the chief obstacle to
It is fitting that the Mi thodist Church,
which began the disunion, should not be
the lust to achieve the ic-oiiion ; and it
wonld be a reproach of the chief pastors
of the separated bodies if they waited un
til their flocks prompted them to the liaiou,
vhich botli the love of country, and of re
ligion invoke, and which the Providence
of God sei ins to render inevitable ut no
We are aware flint there are diffi, u!i!i s
in the. way, growing out of the contr.r;iVr(
si s of the past :tiid the (empcis of ilie
We hare, therefore, d pitted our eol
leagnes Morris and Jains m conki- with
you nlikeas to the property, piaeiieabiii-
ty, and mi thods of rcMiiiii n, l.op
they, having been elect" l to 'tti
oftieeiby the .Chiirch. before its
and endeared to all ii- parts
lolic labors, may live Io
parts united upon a foiiudat
to all, slalile as tilitr
with tin- fundamental l .W id our. relte'e n.
I n nehfflT or tlWI!iR'I one M .lr ,,
dist Episcopal Church.
Rispectf.il! v jours, Sr.,
T. A. Moiii-ts, l'ics;d
1). W. CLARK, Secretary. .
To the Riierends,thr liishTffi r.fihe Mr'.' -
ndist Episcopal CharcR, ' inli.
U. S. Lii.-tin.y Mollis hiving stated
lint it wu- iloubtml whether he w eii I i
able to t.il.'itl the d lilies ol I oe e.oiiKn. - - to . .
j't was resolved that Bishop Sitnpson be
added to the delegation uboo, ! - i.ibed.
T. A . Mo.tiws.
iZ'o the Eiskops oj the Methodist Fpiac)
Church, South, concerted in St. J.'m
Mn:: ' -f
tfeverend and !' Brethren, i . At
meeting if the Hoard f Bi.-hopiCa t-J.h ,j
l'.iV, t t'H
iscnpal C liiiicti
1 'i., see iii id.
held in ETi
iv ing it clar-itioii : - -i
Pliat tlie gliMii cVtii-t; wltith h d (o the
i pin at ion 'tiotn us
Mel.hodialS t'f this
oil. ith the Wt.-byiii.
couiitrv.. and ol iW
.di.-r iipiA-.,pji Clutroh V -v Ii. h.-ir
awav.und tret the-da V is o
This declaration was made in good f-i h j 1844. ihe Churoh Smsih wdi cordially cn
nnd shows what wen- llicn on: sentiments : teitiin Hit jMtipotHwu.
and feelings, as wn deemed by us as the I His lanfoag I or General Couler-
utinost wo were authorized to sav or do
on tlio subject at that lime.
Althouirh our late General Conference
did not directly authoiise us to- take fur
tlier specific action in the nutter, yet we
judge that some of its acta justify advan-
ccd steps on our part.
In our tinadicnni.il address to the C.eu-
eral Conference we referred to th declar-
atieii above onotrd. and no execution was
taken t- it by that body.
The 'ctlernl Conference, to promote lamciu u:fm ra - ""
the union of Metliodistio Churches, ap- itotwiikslaudiujr all tlut ha since occur
uointed a commission, cotiaisthig of right ; red, rv r-dy. on te-i.u honatablo to
members of that body and tIioKsTe.ps eT' SW. wttn ?mtt ;:dfcn wrh .row m
the Church, who were "empowcrtd to treat stay, and r.s far as practicable to rvmedy,
with n f'milar commission from any other 'hem. Cat yon could md expect us to
Methodist ChiKch" that mav desire B 1 y lew than this -hat the wouls o our
union with us. ' rejected 1, cue hare hen ever suae.
Wf. h u e nndeiftlood t'.at there were in ; a:'d still ;.n onr wonl.
ll.......l.nr.n.nr '.,l ihn menihe. ami
ministers ol i tic .Hetimdiu i-.tisco-
i.r. f..tl,n.iiii l i.
Clnireli South, reasons why th y c' n-id r
it nnsnitable for them to :iitiate mea.nres
i to effect a reunion of the two Church
! Itelit'ving. as we do, iLn ii they were
j one in bo'!, spirit and oigaiiisniinn much
more c uld be accomplish d f'.i the in! r
ests of liuniuiiity and for the prory of (ind,
we are desirous of doing all we coi si-j.
entlv can to promote a re-nnion on terms
alike hoiinrable to Imtli I 'liurchi s and io
i the spirit id our divine Lord.
We therefore ask your attention to' the
commirsioii above referred to, and we ex-
1 p:.j to vou the opinion tl
f ..I 4... i... . ......
II J j!. 111 . oi'ltciai Ol.li . :. e re
per to appoint a similar coiiimNi n
' J i
will 1)0 nroiniitiv met nv our eemint
nt not, ill he happy to treat
. - ,
tn ami to i-eimr! tin
result to cur
next General onl- ren' '.
Praying that Infinite Wisdom
I puide tin; li voti and ns in trn
I matter, so that our Rcnecmi
mav tie advanced and 1 1 i name be glnn
. . . ....
I fied, we are yours, in the bonds, of tin
gospel ot Lhrisf,
E S. Jam s,
Tn behalf of fit Bishops of ihe M. tho
dsst Episcopal ( 'linn b.
St, L .uis, Mo.. Mav i, Mi9.
To the liishojis o the .1. .'. ilist J is,
Itevereiifl and IV ir V- iliieu, It
.ifTonh'il ns plejfMiic to rie ive in
nr r'iK t ieu e;-..a. iavl- .
' at'il Simpson, depn" ' by
I with ii- ; and wc cannot b
I our regret that one of the
1 pointed by nu to ns (the
. Iiear to e
t! legation an
op Morris j was not aid
ti be pr sent.-
We desired to see him .again face to l.ico
to enjoy his society, and to renew to him
the assurances of our effect ion and icg.ird
Our senior sup rintendiui', l!i-hep An
drew, though iu the city, was hindered b)
tlie O etiji-iii -a nnl infii mi t ii ii in, id, ut ;..
age. from In ii g pre. riii at the i ' j ;i " "f
3iiir colle.igues-aud enjoy rrfg with ns the
Your communication, tog -ther with tli "'
i am oe i o, e u o v on i co ;n in- -1 in, i: i
, 1U,;(1, ,, t, ;, c ,nlir, !v u
. poubilitv m -in-
-m.e J d,i(.f ,;,., ot ,
l)e ,,,,arat,,i bodies of XfeVh-Vt'sin.
lain neiore ns ny vuir eo;tiur-ian, no
We would approach, dear brethren, the
tnjitlpi nr vmir fom in iiti ie-i 1 uoi u ilb lb
inmost candor and love, and so meet the
! advanced steps on your part that noihiug
I shall be wanting on ours 10 bring about a
better slate of things, becoming and ben
j eficjid to us both. We deplore the unfiir
i tuiiate eoutroversics and . tempers tha.t
have prevailed, and'stil! prevail, and our
earnest desire and prayer to-Cod is, th.t'
they may give place, ami that si cciiiiy,
I to peace. In evidence of this, we are
i ready 11 t only to respond to, but to go
fiudier than your communication, ami.
troll, our iM.jui of view to suggest what
may lr.-p Ut nmeive dm J .iik.uij.ics Siuu
s' that ate in the way,
lieiij.lo say in n g;itd to "n
v l liel
1-4 I tl ' ill
v, . ii: .
!' ' I.IUeot ..
ativiih la i "ieii
inusl 1". niii: i.
ii." ii: nig II. 11. 1
i.-ions it;t H
'. ..- an;s call b
re hey c in .e
I 'old mils 1 e
"o ill!!. J I ail li
' re eoip. i :;c i:
v i e,
.' d !
l.mt i , ,;
ttrr- tr- "T ti.
a. i F
r in ltd
i ' ' ' 1 : e in. a in e lo ficct
' - -"i e ! s : and,
1 :." ii. -a- "i.ii i on ue
d '. :.. iKft, iii.-t Cl..!-
' 'll I i net.il ',,, JVI.C.
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' S ''' i ., . t., i . i ,,tir
.c I" c -,.v- llteii I 'i.i.-ri
is, ;'.i;d ll,
. li him to ". n. i
' j. til - us to le-
f i li
I the j -tab;-.ii.
il. d int. rctuiise."
the fact, bill it j-
a m ut' r oi histoty
ie was not received.
eilo.-ll,'- vtoio. ,.i i ,, Pt.
iii -iD-nii i mil. i-M-r, to,,
, ....... i..- ... i.tii
upt.n I" uog notiheil
ol ilie Iiiiliijn of his
s lu.itHij arc in. your
t s.-n!.'i :
" i on w il . tl
win' i-.-.: . -'.Mi'- I
r g ird this Com
Mle ' p ;rt ef the
?l tnoais. r.pisror
can never rc-new tl
tiotis iM-lw-rti tl.
W eh yai M- '
B'J h"' rop.i.-'ii
V ' Ulrr-ntHM
until it ta!es.
, ence in uoaiumz -" "pi
Tim ended the well -lit tended eom-
mission Irom year ootiy. t pon tins nouie
. a i .ft- it
effort I verily bHievc the smile of limne
approbation will reel when the heavenly
bodies ihems-lvr ! have ceased to
. "ine. e owl aneciwuaieiv mmmrn
make and preserve peace, mil our uuer
was reeled, as at no cen uig.
j The evils that hare followed this rejee-
' we suffer i:i common with yon ; we
It til - h. !l to the men speed)
cer ..in alTatnmeiH oi in- :: e
ki n uist jtct'v ti ni'i.id our iu
tual ivvsitu.s an J to iVdd tlie t eM lv
el in our coia:JMe his'-ry in a cler libt.
Y. n say ""hst ihcgreait canswhicli led
t ih- separation from ns of Krfth the Wrs-
n !e: dssjs t tlita cei..try a. il ot
i u -
. t. i... ii K-.ie.nr rtiui. li ii .
v. on i
d jw,iv." Xt understaud
ie, e w far d.:i' r Item u
: ilyt i" ii iv ! hi aov ne-
r iki ir' pl.iex" to restate
a . ! v was nor, in aay
i', bill the oecasm only, ot
satio-i, t!n n. r sstty of bi b we
a u.ach a von lut mtain
plyrtcipi" we i v. -pv .1 in r la .vu iu
the p i. !.;! :l-i c"s of th.t oUet-tion ia-
. i i i
v dvii'g the vffx k tc. h s: istical bodies to
and deteimU.c n. Uter lying out -
id.- of lb.
j er )
ticttoa which we
cmild n t act eil : and
. a ease arising.
imwcns and pvvrogttiws o the ticneial
Couferx-nce were assum ar.d acted on
I which we cwnsnlctrd oppressive and de
' strwetive of the right ol t'ie numerical mi
! ii"ii:v repr sn d ir. ?h it high! judica
tory of Ilie C"ia:c!i. Ta it which Vou mv
ile,!-e.l ! CI I, !'
donh sincere! V th i k- i
i. ; it S "f.e
ex i in ihe t iu
r u.e ' !' p.iatT.rti
a J: m eizamia-
I v t t?n sixty there
Hi. Bui v h n lb se l i.v
w is r.o
iu.!r rinboi In cote.iv ctraa wua
nn to be pot it.io practice, then
n r m-
me !l t'
, - : .. r i ti
U, i. it I '.t ii- oi :li - ::.e e . -
a smtSt t-w.v t sclii?tit itics
v w i
w'ao were alw v ackt. leig-l a seces
sion. Alio ns. ui nil kindness, brethren,
t remind you. a:.J kevp t'.. imKrtant
fret uf history proiui.ieui, tint we separa
led fruni voa iu no sense in hich you
d.d nt s ji..ia:c u, m us. The separation
I cm by rotupjcl And mutual ; and nearer
,,y, raich- r rack ntliTc-tn be coodaet
od v. ills !.. l ncc'stul issue wulv on
" r ij? "T tW !-! the. co;i.triva:i-s
U"Sijn whivii so o -into til - I Iiure'tl
ik . ti i
es, and are so huiilul
the svu!s of tlio
... - . j ; I , , -
" h. i Jwd. are V
V " SSSehtf
''n'rely Wvd the c,. ! ; Of c , t
i0 ?f '.bc P W 1 U
oiid we iuvire yoar eoucuncuce aud co
I . . . - ..
.IUU we Ukr i;ik ih.im. ,
t 1 . I ,1. . ......... , . . . ..
aav that the conduct ol some of our wis
naunnti and -tit uo have twu. stat ;
i ' - .- ,
mki iksi iMiimu ol our eotututui couutn
ocenpn-d hy , and tlwjraVoWed purpose j
to i,-i t ei ---d -W ub our societies l
iha: o:hrrri-M-dwt4l ttit.y, have been,
very pr judk-sal to the cliarity whieh
dTi c our people io cnldvate toward alt
Christians, ;t. csp.-ci.iity lhoe who are
called by the end arvd name ol Metho
disjp; and their course i;i laki g h:!")--m'.ii
n: some of our h- iscs ef worship his
r .a:.., .1 i. ..I. . ... .i 1 1,-j .ot n. mini
.1 i. r. ' . - - ...v. .-. ....
ti'. jiTs" tfnr tiTirtm", i-Hk-di-tHtew
of the o:hi. u! being not
Iv h hr-:e'i
tcl.;iriiv but an htvas . of t!ie dtine--t
tiuh.s of j i.ri"lVi Tin:-, the adversary
h s i
4-cca-:oii lo stiek eyMUCoi ilh ,
and ilie c uise
of our M-ter has be-e..
worn ded i-y i'V reu-ssed it onus.
hietbrea liwxi ih.t ought not so to
I e, a: ti ' prop s1Tli td sown- action
II, . e y. ;m ..! i ; ..i:;u .i.a tvl ,
. : ;.; ins- . o;:o, c::e
h 'hi st ;'i.i:c.' i: to miitc with yu i
ctxi" i 'mi ;.i u-- wi .-.
IX . .1.. ,,..1 -..v
our ox t; i- ! 5'. tx ,! . elf !'! every : sta
t. r f-nrr re
.jx.iix. t' i
if, s -i M.;t a y n. nc-.s igaiiii mv
law l hvi con"tcd by l"e under e-ur
.nm.iuin.. i.i mr arSTW-io-u upon v.onr
i - .... i
jllt ; l..
i.gtit aie pro; em
rcprcsentitr n u. no- 1. 1-. .--o. ...
be n-pcvfty! oidml, and we sh:li
.-and i c idy, iy all :h' .-uthgiitty and ia-
riuencc wo lfavV to loUaia and ctnrnct
"TTrt arc, onr views; and we art sure
lhal wr-r prts t ihe sett.iaetits of ttr
niinifter ami people. We hare no an
ihoritv to dctirwit y hig as to the
,n iiTh'tv. practical iltiy. and methods"
oi n -nft'!! t4 the JChwIna represented
b tu ami onr Ives, '.
" ffuhrt-i.iV'"'' e4' Christian .nfgard, we
arc, !ear brv hrvu, v ry truly youts,
K. PaINF, Chairman.
H X, ScTl Ktar. vr t try.
v'vu'r fVtf for any pnqw-f
... tif S ht I IC r lli-l
ei ye-it are e
ssam by .-.t.TL
and i K
AN EFECTlVE LESSON
Tlie following narrative of a practical
joke is told by Oraeo Orecnwood, of a
cvrtuiu Doctor Elliot, a noted character,
of a noted old Connecticut town.
Late one dark night, being summoned
to a patic it in a neighboring parish, Lr
Elliot went for his horse to his bum,
; w, v 6urui JUtuucu (rom lno ,mr.
, s 0 Just us he was about to enter,
he heard some one coming out, and iui-
; u . . CQliri.ur., himself behind a
- i&ing his lantern
under his clonik. lhsently tho wide
barn door swuns 6ieii. and a man uu-
of iiay b.uiiK together by a rope.
TliroUgh loops of tins rope he had thrust
his anusaiid be cnrriwl the huge ruaus
ar s pack
e Doctor suffered this thieving Atlas
iss bun; th. .., tck.ug the candle fretn ,
oiti in. lie crent soiilv forward ami
i tire to the bav. then airain concealed
hiaistlf. In a moui"ut that moving hay
eoct was one great, ciackling blaae, and
ilie tliiil', with wild cries, was frantically
flinging it from his head and back. lie
succeed i 1 iu extricating himself without
I., Ip, a .d then ran as though pursued by
fiends across the snowy fields.
Some months al; r this ihete came to
in in ;
ii iii.iui ik siiaii.Mi. e
iressed a desire tn
make a confessiou wf siu. With n seri
ous and sympalbetic manner, yet with, 1
suspect, a siv twinkle iu his eye, the
minister set hiiusilt to listen.
4Tve had a dreadful load on my con
science, Doctor, for a cosid'ble spell ; and
1 Jwd uflW
it oes s eui as el iwouiil Kill me. ui
"Ah ! is it possible ? What can you
hive done? You are a respectable man
and i ch'trvhroember," replied the Doctor,
in seeming surprise.
"Yes, I jined the cureh thirty year
ago," replied the old firmer; then, sink
iog his voice to an uwsouic confidential
toue, he continued : "Hut I'm a dread
ful sinner, for all iliat, Doctor: aiid,bciu'
a cliuichineniber, my sin, you see, was ol
too on oil account to bo winked at, ami
f'.idgmeiit tolieicd close orter it. O
dear, () "
"Pray l 11 me vur trouble, brother."
"Wi i't Docl r, ii cohsatus ."
' I mi eu ! "
Ves 4-li t'tue last winter, I got'a
.,' . I'd-' -,' 'and T'thtoTgbt to
nr. - il .i 1 how vou had niore'n enough
lor voiir e. it I , is ; mid so one niht the
i v.i ti in t' il me lo go over la your barn,
&nd to t ikar,
"To help ) ursell to a little of my sur
plus bay ; b!'
"Ves," Doctor, jes so! But I never got
home with that tua hay. The Lord
Wouldn't let me du
my back, and was
w hen a Tin once it
I had u load on
carry in' it away
about mv ear- !"
'St nick by lightning V
' No. Doctor, it was H clear right.
I've j -t m ule up lav mind that fire drop
jedoown flour Heaven and kindled that
are hay. ' I'v as a j idgment an' a wiiru
iu', an' I 'in ,i1 in d a sort of forerunner
of the Haines of In !!. I haiut had no
peace ol tnhid seiice, nor felt like eatin'a
irood meal of vtttals. At last I thought I
mi 'lit fi'i-I n liflle fu-llr-r er I'd lest nirn
- - - J
.. - ...
ujj o. uu, au jimuiiu an joui ;
r -, .
lo the astonishment of the poor pem
. . . . . r. .
the minister laughed nut light mer
rily. 'Then he said : "Be comforted,
neighbor ; your little thieving operation
w as hardly of such consilience lo Heav
en as all that, li was 1 who caught you
at it, and set fire, to the. hay from inv
lantern ; and I must ?ay you yelled lu- j
tijjtfliul ran briskly, lira, niannl your !
years. Why didn't yudytell me if yon I
wanted hav ? Now g. homo in peace,
-H-dli.o u-e." ' ;
iwr""! lorrr to 0111 " I ""'
. .. . .1 . I II I
sure .u sen ure . in inai ate euiinie oi
"Y.s, in:e sjne ; that was my own j
1 : 1 1 1 - bo: tire. 1 n ; it liuiu t scotch von
volt caine to
lUecltt.g Hie nexl DUial IV, ttiat your hair
v i-. a 1 ilie siittg A" lor the flunes of
ii !, i.i itil-or tli.o's voir own lookout.
1 ti t-; tin e is lia: ' to escape them VCt."
"n." so ! i 'twas fj 'H dil it all ! The!
L .d be ; d'!" evcl.r-l.-.i ll.C farm
. m'tii, letlif.
: tor he s.'iv.-:
-...... . . .a ... j - . . i . i
. . . ' . -. . ' '
ail ihartt rrrr rfrc biggest belt 4' tto sm
wft voiir I tisieiif
l-r Hi. in
d"i tor -1 !' .- us she,
W ell, folks -ayou'rc
j.ke ; b if this Vre oiu
than a .- i uion to ia.-.
v did it!
1 master iii iii for a
w is fi .;e ,-.4iHoa
i' more eflfecloo.il.
I. en r, I ' l ll e."
So saving, the f.i.-mer depart" d iu
peace; and the parson kepi ib-sia-ret of
hnv flame, eveii.iphis own family, always,
Pl.K.iji. The sui dh-t anim d of the
bi-ojt- ttoMii"ii, and the m-n't jti-sky is il.--
ti i ,
Th-y art ab. iit the higuess ov an nn-
.. MidT a..d thiae hke a ttytw m-w shot.
They spring from low pi ice, ,nd c ;ti -
s'oing tiTlhcr ami taster -than anv of th. 'I
Lug bin'-. .
They wf' as lb ui the muskeefox.
lor lev bit oi:"a ra1 ; aadt lT -t stilt a -
ft is impossible to do anything well
with a Am on you except s ware, and fleas
iu't afraid of that ; the only way is to
quit business of all kinds, and bunt for
tlie flea, and when you have found
him, he ain't there. This is one of the
flea miseries, the fakulty they havo of be
ing entirely lost oys you have foud them.
1 don' suppoeo, there is ever killed on
an average, duriug any one year, more
than 16 fleas in the whole ov the United
States of America, unless there is a cas
ual!! v of some kind once iu a while
there is a dog gita drowned sudden, and
there may bo a few fleas lost.
They arc about as hard to kill ns n
flux seed is, and if yoou don't mash them
as 4twe- grtmtid xjps,-4i"y- -will start
bizness on a smaller kajntal jut us pesti
ferous as ever.
Thero is lots of peoplo who havo nev-
seen a flea, and it taken a pretty smart
mmi eith nnfl n m 1 1 1 u. f ln.i ilni'f
. jn R .
If you over ketch a flea, kill him be
roroyou do anything else; for it you
put it oil 'J minits, it may be too lute.
I never seen anybody yet hut what
disputed bed btigs. They are the. meati
est ov aui cradling, creeping, hopping or
They dasernt tackle a man in daylight,
but sneak in after daik, a id iti.m him
when he is last asleep.
A musk" to will light you in brond day
light at short range, and give you a fair
chance to knock on 'us sieL the flea is
a game bug, and will make a dast at
you even on Broadway, but the bed hug
is a garroter, who waits till you strip, and
then iick out a mellow place to eat you.
If 1 was in the habit of swearing,
would not hesitate to cuss a bed bug rite
tew his fuce.
Bed bugs are uncommon smart in a
small way, one pair ov them will stock a
hair mattress in two weeks with bugs
enuf tew last a small family for a whole
It don't do any good to pray when bed
bugs are iu season ; the only way to get
rid of them is to bile the whole bed in
aqua fonts, and then heave it away and
buy a new on '.
Bedbugs, when they hav; gronc aid
they intend to. are about tho size of a
Hue jay's eye, nr.d have brown complex
ion, wnj when they start out to gar rote are
as a grueso apot ; but when theyget
through garroting they are swelled up
like a blister.
It takes them two days tew get the
i w liiug oit of them.
If bid bugs have any destiny to fill it
must ho their oniminucke ; but it r e
to me that they must have beeu
made by accident, just as slivvora arc,
tew stick into sumbody.
If tha was got up for some wise pur
pose, they must took the wrong road, for
there kant tic cuuy wisdum in chaw ing a
man aid night long, and raising a family
besides tn follow the same trade.
If there is sum wisdum in this, I hoie
the lied bug will cheW fliem folks who
kan see it, and leave me be, because 1
am one- id the hereticks.
JEWISH CEREMONY 01 D1V0BCE.
Mr. Bernard Hum.-tine, a well known
pawn-broker of Washington, D. C , was
.t: i r. it. ...tr - fii
I llll 1MIIII I S Hill' llll I II II TBI 1.1 V. lie-
eardmg to tlie Jewish ceremony founded
.. . - v ' r .
upon scripture. 1 lie interesting ceremo
ny took place at the residence of the par
ties, and was conducted by the Kahbis
Phillips and Michler, of New York, who
I cimc oti expressly fur the purpose. The
Mar says :
"The formal separation took place-about
tVS follows : fiahbl 1'billina li .vino. tiilfeii
his position, with Rabbi .Michler and Mr.
.aCobsou, the reader of the synagogue
here, on either side, the par i a were
haonsrhi in. and f:i-i ibo r, l,t.; ,.;
usages ..f the Pentateuch were read, as
e divorcement article on tin- n.t! .-
llll U'it'.- UBl'll A'l A..ltlul P..MV.J
a a! her fnee uncovered
were placid together, tin
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tl .,,'. i
ind extended. Rabbi l'hillins nsk.-H e.-r. ;
- -'I - 1
t.,M, qucstioKs ol the husband which were
iinswered. an lxi.l.aeud the parchment in
his band-and ladvancel towards her,
placing it in her, hds, andin turn the
li ' , ,
ra'.i.i tooii . Messrs. Jacohson and '
M iiidh'ini having attested their names as
witnesses-to file with the records of the
church, the c vemony here closed, and
l . .1-. . f . a. ff . . I
s.i 'Piiv aier airs. is. iei not room
provided m th-- wtmjt trf oivnu-eiiient
ii i- m i. .nr.. i,tmi5nni is vti
ana itni tn-re ait no cliiltlren. Jiy this
c it in. in v founded on Deute-ronnmv xxiv
L 2. ."1 and 4,
. , ,
any irec - ine iiusoaiitl to marry.
i .i i t i .
ai a:v inn--, ami me wile lo mi
I 91 days Kavc passrd, but not to a de-i
scendaiit of the tribe of Levi Th civil
laws, however, will not permit eifheT par
ty to marry agaio Unless a . divorce is
obtained by the regular process ' in the
"BEAUTIFUL' SNOW WAS IT
WRITTKN I!i HARTPoifDT
The snvp 'ed fraed, who signs himself
W;ili4ni Aiidrt ' II aTtilcy Sigoiu-nev,aud
has reniesenied that he ws a son of t(t.
l.rte Evtliii, II. Sigonrucy, has lattertv Kp.
-WW a cjajmant to the authorship of
the topular poem "Beonliful Snow."
hue h.iW been, it dtif. -ttit times, dur-
iiig"i he 'p'lsf few, "yei.rs- dw-ussTons con-
cvniifg he'R-al author, and as lively nn
;xsaa-!' a s"Vrif 1 1 oat t.; the many claims
provoked a lengthy controversy between!
the friends of 3Ira. Akers uud her NcwA
Jersey rival. The popular belief has been
that "Beautiful Snow" was written by
Dora Shaw, an actress, who died an out
cast, in a Cincinnati hospital. Mr. John
Jay Wataou of New York, since Sigonr-
a .If t ii- i
! by John W. Watson, and appeared oriari
nally in Harpers Weekly, November,
1858. Ho says further :
Watson and sevaral of bis fiicndd were
sitting around a fable in a Broadway sa
loon ouo snowy day, when a poor, half
clad woman entered, and approaching the
party asked for assistance, al the same
time tetBarkingy- Otntlemeny thero is
nothing pure ub ut mo except tho snow."
Watson immediately conceived the idea
of the beautiful and touching production
which has appealed to thousands of hearts
and will be read and spoken of as long as
languago exists. It was written in Col
onel Colt's bouse, at Hartford, Conn., and
read there for the. first time in the pres
ence of many choice li'erary friends.
We arc glad to see that tho attention
of tho Northern public is being culled to
one of the greatest "social evils" of the
day. It was an Episcopal Bishop who
first sounded the note of alarm. Now we
have the following from the Old School
Presbyterian Assembly now in session in
New York :
Divorce and Infantcide. The Rev.
Mr Becis read the following paper on this
subject, which was referred to the com
mittee on bills aud overtures :
Whereas, it is well known that unecrip
tural views of the marriage relation are
becoming prevalent in some parts of our
land, so that its obligations are disregard
ed by many, and separations of husband
and wife, and divorces for slight aud un
warrantable reasons are becoming more
frequent every year, and
Whereas, tho horrible crime of infant
cide is also on the increase, and
Whereas, the evils which these errors
nnd crimes have already brought upon
the Church and country, and the worse
which they threaten in tlie near future,
make il imperative that tho whole power
of the miuistry and Church of Jesus
Christ should he put forth in the main
tenance of the truth and virtue iu regard
to these things; Therefore.
R. solvcd 1st. That wc ubbo upon all
the Ministers of our Church the duty of
giving instruction to the people of their
respective charges as to tho Scriptural
docuiuc concerning the marriage relations
and that we warn them ngaiuat joining in
wedlock any who may have been divorced
upon other than Scriptural grounds; nnd
we also exhort Church sessions to the ex
ercise of due discipline in the cases of
those members who may be guilty of
violating the law of Christ in this partic
ular. 2d. That w e regard the destruction by
parents of thrir own effspring, before
birth, with abhorrence, as a crime against
God and against nature, and that ns I here
are many iuducuces at work, in public
and in secret, to corrupt the minds of the
people, until the frequency of such mur
ders is no longer sought to be concealed,
we hereby warn those that are guilty of
this crime, that they cannot inherit eter
nal life, and that it is vilo hypocricy for
such persons to remain in connection with
the visible Church of Christ: and that
we exhoit those who have been called to
preach the- goapel, and all who love puri
ty and the ti ulh, aud who would avert
the just .judgments of, Almighty God
from the Church aud nation, that they he
no longer silent or tolerant of these
things, but that they take a bolil stand,
. ., .1 i ' . -, .
thai me noons oi corruption ana cruelty
lunv be sta
CUNNING OF THE POX.
, . . ,
,v certain jagare, who- was one morn
keeping waich in the forest, sawaibx
. i i .
cautiously maaiiig ins apnravu towtaru the
i stut6Pt oi aV . Ue" "-"cntly
l,ear' h1e''ook ;l )Sh and determined jump
f,m ''"' 1,,T ,"f " looking
?""d 'h,,e' .'l' ,0 !' s,'roundngai.i.
1 ll i. ', r ,n Ii u I'ulin il.i.i t iu L-iiil.
' " " . . f-t--
exercise several tunes, fie went ins way,
l-ut incseiitly returned lo the spot bear
ing a pr. tty large and heavy piece of dry
o ik in his mouth, nnd thus burdened, and
43 it would seem for, the purpose of test
i.erjiis vaulting powers, he renewed Ti is
h-tps on io the stump. AfTer n'tihie, how
ever, and v hen he found that, weighted
as he was, he could make the ascent with
facility, he desisted from further efforts,
dropped the piece of wood from his mouth,
and coiling himself upon the top of the
stump, remained motionless as if dead.
At the ajipr ach of evening, an old sow
and her progeny, five or sax in number,
issued from a neighboiing thicket, and,
pnrsuing their usual track, passed near to
the stomp in question. Two of her suck
linff followed somewhat behind the r et
a d, just as they neared his ambush,
Mitchel, with the rapidity ot tliought,
darted -low., from his perch , one of
i . .i . l i- - r
th. m. and m the twinkling of an eye bore
.. 1.. . . ....... I, r.n ii, tho f Dit,J. 1... I....1 I
providertially piepared beforehatnl. Cw ;
founded at the shrieks of her otlV.pi tug,
It he- old si w.returhcd iu fnrOlo ihe spot, '
nu iiiuiu,- . ut oiiuSu
ney lias put in a claim, nas puutistied a U.1 -a,,,,!,, . j
"i . .i . .1 JbT. rfMPe caught my shoulder as he sprang, and
card asserting that the poem was Vittcf . vnl7, ' tn ,u i Fu.i?'
ami until late in the night mlde repeated ' ' l: i "'-l-desperate
ajt mpts to stMNmbe miinhV- l " , !,"rS'' atcrdanee with
rr's strsn-hollr but the f..T. ok. the mat-1 '
ter cooliy", a. d dtjvo.in uVthe pijj iindcr tht
' t. S , . ... I
SKIZJ) BY A LION.
Dr. Livingstone, the African traveller,
gives the Allowing account of being seiz
ed by a Hon, and of his sensations :
"Starting aud looking half around I
saw the lion just in the act of sprin
upon me. i was upon a little hekrnr
17 1 V " , -i -oi -
wo both came to tho ground below to
gether. Growling horribly close to my
ear, ho shook mo as a terrier does a rat.
The shock produced a stupor similar to
that which seems to be felt by a mous
after the first shake of the cat. It cause,
a sort of dreaminess, iu which there was
no sense of pain nor feeling of terror,
though quite conscious of all that was
happening.""!!' was tike what patients
partially under the influcnoo of chloro
form describe, who see all the operations,
but fed not the knifo. This singular
condition was not the result of any men
tal process. The shake anihilated fear,
and allowed no sense of horror in looking
around at the beast. This peculiar statu
is probably induced in all animals killed
by the carnivora, and if so, a merciful
provision by our benevolent Creator for
lessening the pain of death. Turning
around to relieve myself the weight, as he
had one paw on the back of my head, i
saw his eyes directed te Mebalwe, who
was trying" to shoot him. His gun missed
fire, and the lion immediately reft ma."
There was William Pitt, dead at forty
nine, carrying tho British Empire on his
for a quarter of a century, and attempt
ing to carry a pint of port wine daily and
a pinch of opium in his stomach, and
foiinderi- g in mid-ocean from this over
cargo. What a reck was that when
Brinsley Sheridan went to pieces on tba
breakers of intemperance and overwork!
There, too, was Mirabeau, that prodigy
of strength and health, of versatility and
splendid talent, killed by the overwhelm
ing labors and excitements of the tribune
and the orgies of Cyriau bells. Sergeant
S. Prentiss attempted the double task,
and if eqer a man might with impunity,
he could, with leonine health and mar
velous mental gifts. Said a distinguished
Mississippi lawyer to me, "Prentiss
would sit up all night gambling and
then go into court next day and make a
better plea in all respects than I conld, or
any body else at the bar of our State,
even though we studied onr ease half the
night and slept the rest." lie tried it,
and in the trying burned to the socket in
forty-one years the lamp of life that had
been trimmed to last fourscore. A draft
upon the constitution in behalf of ap
petite is just as much a draft as in behalt
of work ; and if both are habitually pre
ferred together, bankruptcy and ruin are
sure and swift. From Using Strkissth
with i cvAutuv, in LippincoW a Maga
zine for June.
Men tcithout Hearts. -We sometimes
meet with men who seem to think that
any indulgence in an affectionate feelii
is weakness. They will return from n
journey and greet their families with a
distant dignity, and move among childn :i
with tho cold and lofty splendor of an ice
berg surrounded by its broken fragments.
There is hardly a more unnatural sight
on earth than otic of these without a heart
A father had better extinguish a boy .
eyes than lake away his heart. Who that
has experienced the joys of friendship,
and values sympathy and affection, would
not rather lose all tbat is beautiful in na
ture's scenery than be robbed of the hid
den treasures of his heart. Cherish, then
youiJjeaft's best affections. Indulge in
tne wahji and gushing emotions of filial,
pat rual and fraternal love. Miss Ma
RK LI fS P voir tti e "SORKLY Af WCPKD.
It was the misfortune of the undersigned
to have suffered, aa few have every suffered ,
befiire, for six long and gloomy years, from
an att'ectiou of his H't and legs, superinduce'
by overwork, during the first year of the laVj
war. During all that time, he was compeUa
ed to drag his emaciated frame about, on
crutches. In vain he invoked the best med
ical talent of the country; aud visitiyi-the
most celebrated medicinal Springs, Worn
down aud. exhausted, be gavn np all hope of
recovery. At this stage of his case, having
been governed by his medical friends from
the beginning, he' determined to adopt
method of trctitiuent, the result of his own
rwdottiuii. It is cimugh to .say. that,, this
method is not so much new, as it is, fhetiiois
skillful application of what has been long
known, an. I atteinplnd by tlie I'hysielan -.
After tora'e weeks of the most unwearied
and persevering effort, he, was rewarded with
th- most gratifying results. Indeed, bis rap
id improvement and recovery, was almost
magical so much so. that in looking baric
upon his condition a year ago, he cau, even
now. hardly realize the1 truly Wonderful im-
1 provemeut. . . '
1'roiouiiUiy graietui lor tuts extraordinary
bleaaiuar. lee isu'esirous of being the meaus
of. diffusing similar benefits to those who
HUM be iiuiilarl atliicte-J. lie therefore.
proposes not only fo treat, but CURE, all
loauuer of dise s of the low.-r extremities,
a'',i "Anjd Llonra of the
leifs : ai a-o-e eius ; Weak and mlarireJ
0 tatu.rof 1mw
-. r, ,B,Tl "
!Ms..i:e..i tlie jfriMt at! vant.ties of hi.
mod of treatment, that n restrictunw arw
inipoeed on the patieiityai rt-gacds diet, exnr
c . fie., and f r the- moat part, little- or no
cer..raiu.ri. ,., the times; and those
rintllT itMlitmut. MlMIMkii