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\ p r u LI r . u J j □ A R A D I C A L J O U R N A L OF R E L I G I O U S , SO C IA L A N D P O L I T I C A L R E F O R M . Terms—$2 ,5 0 per Year TSrETW Y O R K , M A Y 1 2 , 1 8 7 0 . New Series—Vol. 3, No. 19, (Trtften f o r The Universe. T H E G O A . 1 p lain thou g h it tear m y very heart-strin g s to j W ritten f o r The Universe. BY REV. K. G. HOLLA | do so . W h y could you not p o s s ib l ^ b e hom e i y e s terd a y ? W h o w a s this m y sterious friend | w h o a c c o m p a n ied you upon the trip, and why ( w e r e y o u so a n x i o u s t h a t I sh o u ld not be un- . r . ,, i e a s y a t your prolonged ab s e n c e . I w ill tell T liJ'fi»«t!S v c ,11r'll!' Iw t a l i l c o u i . 1 , .' ,' iy o u t Y o u r trip w a s for pleasu r e , not bust- Its fair, fragrant blossom s p u t forth in the n igh t , | n e s s , and your com p a n ion w a s a lad y . \\ ith T h e n w ither and foil a t the t o u c h o f day ligh t . m y ow n ey e s j n c e identally saw you a s yo u I w o u ld call it the sym b o l o f persons I know , step p e d in to the ferry-boat yesterd a y alter- W liose hearts are close veiled, m id splendor and ; n Q P P A n d , h o u p h y {,lr f ri(?n d w a s so carP- B u t respond to those stars in God’s infinite ] ful to k e e p her la c e thickly veiled , I recog- heigh t, | n ized h e r by her m o u r n ing. It was th a t bold- T h a t have them tloresce in Eternity’s lig h t . j faced M inerva Strong, your old sw e e t heart, w h o se husband died not m o re than s i x m o n ths I w o u ld call it t h e type o f N a tu r e s there are, nd w b o jjns in v e ig led m o re than one W h o se lig h t m u st be tempered, and com e from | r„ i. i --------- D cclinining t o bloom a t t h e call o f one sun, B u t t o t h e bright m illions w h o se rays are a s one. T h e tree, does n o t fade w h e n its w h ite blossoms fall, But again sh a ll tloresce when the w h o le heavens call From E tern ity's depth s its s o u l to aw a k e , T h e G oa's grand lessou again t o rem ake. llYifVn fo r The Universe. m i SMITH'S OFFEXOE. BY GIPSEY GLENN. I p o o r fellow w h o sh o u ld have know n b e tter, ■ in to her ready-laid snare. B u t for you there is no e x c u s e ! T h e husband o f a tru sting w ife, t h e father o f in n o c e n t, du tifu l children, how cau you stand there actu a lly lau g h in g in m y very face. I w o n d e r that you are not cru shed under th e m a g n itud e o f the burden you bear. ' “ ‘ W ill I listen a m o m e n t ?’ O h , certain ly I w ill listen , for a r e n o t w e poor sinned-ag'ainst w o m e n com m a n d e d to obey our m a s ters— tyran ts thou g h they be ? “ 1 Y o u thin k I have been rath e r h a s ty in ju m p in g at con c lu s ion s . It is true you w e r e | e c h o to those o f m a tter. W e live and m o v e . . v „ ■„ b / a M j in m o u r n iiw , ond e r lU s c o n s la „ t in flu e n c e o f ,p i r il u » l in.- Mr. Sm ith, is it p o s s ib le . H a v e you ac^ | y o u Bad no id e a th a t t h is apparel w a s the ex - . , tu a lly b e e n so conscious-strick e n a s to return elu s ive right o f M rs. Strong, if so this lad y i P a s s io n s , and can no m o re esca p e from them o n c e m o r e to th e g r ieved b o s c m o f your suf-1 waa a s s u r e d ly in frin g in g upon the righ t s o f j than from our ow n thou g h t s , the b e a t in g o f feeing w i f e , , . d your poor ill-u s e d ch ild r e n ? m 0 li0nS ° f I th o u g h t you h a d decided to cut all fam ily a n d y o u w e r e a lso accom p a n ied by h e r law -! , . . S H A K E S P E A R E A S P I R I T U A L M E D I J M . BY J. WEST XKVIXS. S i n c e w e ha v e learn e d , by intercourse with sp irits, that the sp irit world is the counterpart or reflex o f the m a terial, we know th a t we are a ll sp iritu a l m e d ium s ; and that in the sm a ll com p a s s o f the brain is concen trated the w h o le m a c h inery by w h ich th o u g h t is ex p r e s ­ sed in that part o f m a terial nature with w h ich w e are fam iliar. T h o u g h ts float in the at­ m o sphere o f s p a c e , s e e k in g a m a terial m a trix ; and, w h e n the m e d ium is found, m o u ld the outw a rd ex p r e s s io n in to as near a translation o f the inw a r d id e a l as possible. T h u s d o the essen tia l sp iritu a l properties o f th e hu m a n race seek their c o in c id e n t s p irit­ ual nature in the eth e r ial realm s , and the two react upon e a c h other. T h is is a natural, not a su p e r n a tu r a l law , and a ll are su b j e c t t o it m u c h a s to su n lig h t . T h e law s o f m ind t i e s w h e n y o u so cru e lly deserted u s . I did ycr. In the spirit-w o rld, t h e sp irits tell us outer sphere a s in d ication s ol thought-convul-1 o f those sp iritu a l in fluences to w h ich all i sion s w o r k ing ou t those hidden law s o f the 1 m o re or less su b j e c t : o c c u lt forces o f nature, o n ly know n to us by I their outw a rd exp r e s s ion . T h u s the g o o d and , * . * . ^ A ^ S a t h U.ou S t ' the g r e a t and the w ise in d ividu a lize all that j (Servile to all the skiey influences) IJ nn««llllll 1/1 An „ ll Ann re C ,t C . I • . J .. 1 A .I. I . I. .1 . . . ■ . R E L I G I O U S B E L I E F S O F T E E IN D I A N S . The du a lity o f God w a s the m o st ancient V..V. it iu iv iu u tiliz e u ii m a t I (Mervucto a ll th e skiey intluenccs) i t e n e t o f thr* r -,i is possible to each one o f them o f this grea t That dost this habitation w h ich thou kcep’st . 01 in e Jndian *aith— a prom m e n t tenet, th o u g h t prin c ip le, s p e a k w h a t is w h is p e r e d to j H o u rly afflict.” j>t m a y be observed, in all the m o re advanced them from fairy r e a lm s, or a c t son ic app o in ted C leopatra, in her la s t w o rds, recogn izes the I 0 r ien ta l nations o f a n tiq u ity. T h e y believed part ii the grent dram a o f life, com p lete their w h o le theory o f sou l, sp irit, body, and ex- in the ex isten c e o f tw o G r eat Spirits as form spiritual natu r e s this m a terial du st, a i d presses it in that nob le sp e e c h : in g the perfect ( i r i k J n ■ then take their pla c e in the causal realm , T 1 P eCl ( '0<,hea(1- O n e em inently th e m s e lv e s to find earthly m e d ium s w h o m Mv othcr ? 2 “ f .. great WaS ,h e G o o a S P irit> and the inferior they m a y d e v e lop e in to new ex e m p la r s o f that b t o b a s c r l i f e - w a s an E v il Sp irit. T h e y believed every an- idealI world w h ich is continu a lly tryin g to W h a t finO( spiritual stories are those o f T h e j i m a l to have had a great original or ' a t h - m ould m a tter in to sp irit. M en are t h o u g h t- T e m p e s t, M id s u m m e r - N igh t s D r e a m , M a c - 1 T1 f . , „ , , S ’ ather’ ’ i — *. - .. b . both, and H a m le t ! H a m let’s adventu r e s with . he llr8t buffal° ’ t h e ,,rst bcar> ‘he first beav- tbe g h o s t have a w o n d erful resem b lan c e to 1 e r » tbe brst ea g le, etc., w a s the m a n itou, or those o f all others to w h o m g h o s ts have com e , guardian spirit, o f the w h o le r a c e 'o f these dif- Sp irits,even in these m o d e rn tim e s , a r e seldom ferent creatures T h e v , c ot any a p p a r e n t earthly use to the m o r tals L u oa„ • • , ’ . . 0 whom they condescen d to v isit. T h e w h o le j originals as their sp e c ia l m a n itou, or condu c t o f the sp irit o f H a m le t ’s father is co- g u a r d iani a » d h e n c e arose the custom o f hav- in c id e n t with w h a t w e now know o f sp irits. I >ng it« representation as the totem o f the H e pretends to pow e r, and really has non e ; | tribe. W h a tever they held to be su p e r ior to cornea only to assure his son o f his continued 1 t h e m s e lves, they deified, su c h as the su n C , , -------------------- ------------ e x isten c e , and com e s seem in g ly , as sp irits j m o o n , stars, m eteors, fire, w a ter, thunder’ others. - T h e E n g lish lan g u a g e , as a m e a n s | 0 ,t ®\ do> !or m ere purposes o f ven g e a n c e . w in d ; but they never exa lted their prophets o f poetical ex p r e s s io n , probably reached its T h e r e is no ph e n o m e n a o f hu m a n nature | or heroes above the sphere o f hum a n ity. T h e y high e s t in tu it iv e culture a t this period, and t,iat can n o t be illustrated by p a s s a g e s culled j adored an in v is ib le grea t M a ster o f L ife in has sin c e taken new direction s o f develop- fr°m Sh a k s p e a r e . H is w onderful intu ition— ■ v a r ious form s, w h ich they called M anitou and merit. B a c o n also illustrated the era by m a- j a \Other nam e for sp iritu a l im p r e s sion— h a s j m a d e it a so r t o f tutelar deity, k ing it a turnin g -p o in t in the history o f “ ldeed “ held the m irror up to nature.” T h e T h e y had vague notions o f vicarious atone- sc ien c e . I m a n n e r in w h ich the resp e c tive w o r lds o f j m e n t , and m a d e propitiatory sacrifices with B o t h S h a k s p e a r e and B a c o n w ere cardinal ! s P i n t and m a tter ech o to ea c h other is well j g r e a t so lem n it y . T h e y all had dim traditions m ind s in the history o f th e ir resp e c tive lin e s j e x P ressed in m a n y p a s s a g e s : j o f a delu g e a s an exhib it ion o f D iv in e w rathr o f thought, upon w h ich hin g e d the gr e a t pe- j “ You look pale, and gaze I a.nlJ tbe salvation o f a fam ily a s an act o f D i- riod characterized a s th e E lizab e t h a n e r a . : T o see the strange im p a tience o f the heavens ; i v in e m e r c y . T h e y were very superstitious, e ll u s con-1 T h e poet, the m e d ium o f th e un c o n s c ious pow- if J'ou w o u ld consider the true cause, | a n d under the direction o f priestcraft thev did' th i . p l a n e t I e re o f th e so u l, p o u r e d for,!, h i . ttm p tn tt : ‘ \ \ i b l e th i n g , I n th e ir picto- grapm c records ot m oral and religious p la n ts, an d r e a c h su c h exp r e s s io n o f t h e in ­ v isible beauty a n d perfection as circum s t a n c e s perm it. T h e sp irit o f R o m a n c e and C h ivalry cu lm i­ nated in the a g e o f E liza b e t h , produ c ing con­ d itions that a ttracted the po e t ical sp h e r e s o f the a g e s , ex p r e s s in g th e m s e lv e s through m e ­ dium s o f w h ich ShaksD c n r e w a s the m o st rounded and perfect. R u t w h a t an array o f lesser thp u g h t-peaks w ere there also — S p e n ­ cer, Jolp iso n , M arlow e, D e c k e r , and a h o s t o f „ o t cred it j o a w ith havin g a sin g le sp a r k o f j “ ‘ Y o u .-ill adm it one part o f m , c h a r g e ,: s t a o t l j the nan ,.-, assu m e d u p o n t h i , p l a n e t , ere, o f t t a Itoul. puured forth h i . inspiration as ! I picto- - t c - . , : i.e . i : ____ m . : . . _____ 1 _____ t I n a m e ly t h a t your b u s in e s s w a s a lso tv p leas-1 are, for the niost part, aban d o n e d w ith the canJ® , P ' , e t 11 80 a Part W h y old m en, fools, and children calculate ; nu J record s ot m o ra l an d religiou s i c o m p letin g tho pur-1 i 0(iv w h ioh bo'iA ih e m and new sym b o lic 8e*V a ^k i i e llo t w h a t b e c a m e o f it. W h y a ll these things change, from tlieir ordl- thought, a s w ell a s o f their m y thology, they “ ' \eeds oirla i -. } ! - l l-. T h e other in fu sed h i s w ill in to his w ork, w a s nance, | e m p loyed sym b o ls ex ten s iv e ly. T h e se were sp iritu a l condi-. thorough ly scientific t ific and sy s t e m a t ic, turned £ lie'r naf “ res. n,1<1 preformed faculties, | a lso uaed in w r iting their son g s , and in m u si- to turn yo o r footstep s trom the dark path in I c h a s e and ob t a in in g p o s s e s s ion o f th e d , , , , , . r . , . . w h ich you w ere tread in g back ag a in to the o f that b e a u t if u l sto n e villa on the b a n k t f j llllcs- a<*o|Mod> e x p r e s s iv e ot sp ir itu a l c o n d i - thoroug h ly scie n an d s y s t e m a t ic , tu rned j P*-el°i-meU facultie s | a lso u:e d in w ritin g p e a c e and hap p in e s s o f hom e — bu t n o ! 'tw ere ib e H u d s o n w h ich 1 had s o lon g adm ired. R o n s. T h e y f e d .h e r e , t h a t , before the Inti- dednetm t, in to in d u c tion , and kn e w t h e in .- ^ . T X v e n T S T l i t l S S Y h e m “ i l t t there ' folly to im a g in e that a p a r ticle o f the sp irit *?.d f’,h , c h I o u h“ d ,?1“f ded f\ f “ “ ,U,r“ e \ile 8 0 , 1 T h o u g h t, the sou r c e o f all bein g o f true m a n h o o d d w e lls w ithin yon, and I j n o t pleased y c u Y u v e tm dou b t but t h a t M rs. • a\ in d ividttality palos in to a can only attrib u te .o u r u n e x p e c t e d return to l'ea b o d y w ill refund the u .o n .y and resum e , ,,iere »»t»c\ c h .tu r e , distin c tiv e ot som o sepu- th e failu r e o f so m e o f vou r deep, b a s e ly-laid I t h e ow n e r sh ip o f th e plape I ' | ™ le c o n trib u tion to the use o f the great w h o le | sc h e m e s , th e f r u stration o f w h ich h a s ob lig e d “ M j i e s r A m h leton , d id you a c t u a lly pur-1 and, for t h e in d ivid u a l m a n to claim a ptir- , • _ f chase t h a t sp len d id resid e n c e lor m e ; 1 bad so n a l m e r it, is a s it so m e organ o f th e brain unit ?r» rit-iot- nr i-tifti.fTA vfinr i.lan rtf nr-f.irtn - , . 1 - - ......................... .............. - y o u to defer, or ch a n g e your plan o f a c tio n , j „ 0 iJ e a JQh r ,„ean3 w „ uld [ierm it sn [ h an O h , A m b leton Sm ith , how little did I im a g in e . o u t lay. B u t this is, o n ly anoth e r in s t a n c e to w h e n I entru sted th e a r d e n t ou t - g u s h in g o f prove t h e truth o f w h a t I said only yesterd a y m y youth fu l h e a r t and lo v in g disp o s ition in to 1 that I had the b e t , kind e s t , and J . i j -n j m o st consid e r a te husband in th e w o r ld. M rs. your care, that yo u w o u ld so tlly guard Ihc ' J 0 „ e s w a s in and a s u s u .i w a s c o n ,p lain in g o f sacred boon, th a t you w o u ld rudely tram p le j Mr. J ’s tailin g s , w h e n I sa id — m y b e s t f e e lin g under foot, and tear a w a y the j “ M rs. J o n e s , m y husb a n d is certain ly a ten d r ils o f m y lo v e that lik e the c lin g i n g vin e I m a n • never n e g lects an opportu- u 7 . , • . , nity to render m e h a p p y , and our m u tual w o u ld otnerw ise ha v e in terw o v e n th e m s e lves <• - .i 1 . • i l faith and trust in each other grow s stron g e r ab o u t y o u , u n t il lik e th e sturdy oak protected j wjth ev e f y su c c e s s iv e d a y .’ and stren g t h e n e d b y th e very w e a k n e s s o f its I “ W h e n can we t a k e p o s s e s s ion o f our new com p a n ion , we w o u ld tog e t h e r ha v e fough t | }'om e j ^ o n 1 y ° “ th e b a t t le o f yea r s a n d w ithstood the storm y b lasts o f T im e him s e lf , desp ite his w o r st en deavor. B u t ah , how cru e lly I w a s deceived. or body sh o u ld assert itse l f t h e w h o le m a n . T h e tw o m o s t perfect sp iritu a l m e d ium s that have app e a r e d upon th is planet w e r e Christ and Sh a k e s p e a r e , the one the exp r e s s ion o f so n g s , an d in m u si- portancc o f th e grea t lever with w h ich he j g w t f “ I T h e ir funeral and burial c e r e m o n ies indica- w o rked to ch a n g e the p o les o f thou g h t. T h e T o m a k e them Instrum ents offear.an tl w a rning, ^ tbcir b e lie f in the im m o r tality o f the soul, poet ask e d in spiration o f the m u se, and as-1 U ,lto so,ne m o n strous s t a te.” j T n e s e cerem o n ies w ere p f sim ila r type every “ A little ere the m ightiest Julius fell, « s * * * th e sheeted dead i D id squeak and gibber in t h e streets o f R o m e .” Worth lCUlh U\\!s m 0rc in I “ Fierce, llety w a rrior, lig h t upon the cloud ., Than t h o s e old nine w h ich rhim crs Invocate.” , * , * , * * . * * , * A n d g h o s ts did shriek and squeal about the H e w a s m o re w ithou t am b it ion than any g r e a t streets.” m an that ever lived . In his ow n w o rds, “ Lam e n tings heard in t h e a ir ; strange screams F a m e is but stin k in g breath.\ T h e other i o f death ; po e t ask e d in spiratio n cribed it even to his m istress, i f w e b e lieve the son n e t w h ich com m e n c e s : ten tim es more in I H o w little I th o u g h t w h e n I consented to ___ e could be m o v ed by the first o f the -m o n th ? I am a ll im p a ­ tien c e to g e t there j A Yon't it be s w e e t in the su m m e r e v e n in g s , .sittin g ben e a t h the v in e s w ithin sou n d o f tb* iG flyuurinur o f the river so d e liciou s ly cool and com fortable, w h e n we leav e m y happy hom e and pleasan t o c c u p a - know people in the c ity are alm o st su ffocatin g tion o f in s tructress to the y o u n g th a t after w ith h e a t a n d d u s t ? A v ... A . . .• I A __ Ul. . T ..1 ___ y e a r s o f faithful dev o t ion ou m y part you w o u ld a t t h is la t e day disclose t h e cioveu h o o f from ben e a t h the garm e n t o f hyp o c r isy you h a v e w o r n . N o w o n d e r you sh r in k and cow ­ e r before m y virtuous in d ig n a t io n ! T h e co m ­ prehension o f m y bu r n in g w r o n g s endow s m e w ith an elo q u e n c e y o u ca n n o t com b a t even w ith a ll y o u r s o p h istries a n d su b t le argum e n ts; bu t now , un s c r u p u lous deceiv e r , sin c e you h a v e s o clearly ex p o s e d jo u r true character, d o yo u e x p e c t to a g a in be received w ithin th e sacred p r e c in c t s o f a hom e , w h ich though o n c e yours is so no lo n g e r — y o u r v ile condu c t h a v i n g severed every lin k co n n e c tin g you w ith it! I f so — “ W e ll M r. S m ith , i f you w ill persist in striv in g t o in terrup t m e as you h a v e been a t ­ tem p t in g to do ever sin c e I began sp e a k iug, p e r h a p s you bad better sa y your sa y , that q u ic k ’y too , and b e don e w ith it. “ W h a t in the nam e o f g o o d n e s s do I m ean, a n d in w h a t m a n n e r m a y you ha v e offended. Y o u a r e n o t aw a r e o f h a v in g done any t h in g to provoke su c h an outbreak from m e ! ' “ H otT w dare you, sir, attemub p t to cover your A m b le ton , I a lw a y s h a v e said and I rep e a t it ag a in , y o u ’re certainly a j e w e l o f a m a n ! S E L F - G O V E R N M E N T . S o c ia l S c ien c e says, do you w a n t an in t e lli­ g e n t , self-resp e c tin g , asp iring, in d e p e n d e n t su c c e s s e s , and h a s been characterized as “ the g r e a t e s t , w isest, m e a n e s t o f m a n k ind .” B u t it is un n e c e ssary to pu r s u e the parallel any further to sh o w th e d istin c t m e d ium sh ip 0 f “ M ethink?> ,n thee som c b,C88ed sPirit doth the tw o m inds, 1 “ I f s p irits c a n assum e b o th form an d s u i t . ” “ A n d I w ill p u r g e t h y m o r ta l grossness so, T h a t t h o u sh a l t Tike aji airy s p irit g o .” th e pu r e s t eth ica l, a n d t h e other of-the la r g e s t devoted bis life to tem p o r a l and pecuniary I And Propl»esyin g , w ith accents terrible. p o e t ical in s p iration. N e v e r , for one m o m e n t , ’ 1 -v did th e s e su b lim e in tu it ionists o f t h e g r e a t e s t law s o f the soul forget t h e ir m ission , and dare to m e r g e their individu a lity in 'that w h ich they knew w a s prom p ted by the aw fu l sh a d o w o f t h a t unknow n pow e r W hich t h e y w o r shiped and obeyed. Sh a k e s p e a r e n e v s r took the pains to colla t e his w o rks. H e felt h i m s e lf so com p letely in d e b ted to the in v isib le pow e r th a t inspired him , th a t he left i t to t h a t pow e r to se e to the perpetu a tion o f the th o u g h t he received from it. T h o u g h t he se e m s to have consid e r e d com m o n property— a s, in tru th , it is, a s m iich a s th e air we b r e a th e ; the one sp e a k . . - ... . , , , i H is p o w e rful sound, w it h in an organ w e a k .” A ll w h o are fam iliar w ith the stran g e phe-1 “ J o v e s e n d her nom e n a o f inspiration dev e lo p e d in m o d e m j A better guidin\ spirit tim e s by sp iritu a l pow e r s, know th a t the L c l l , , c'm p„ c l ic „ , n a c o n t e n e w ith m i n t ., w idest range ol poetical perception and d e ­ livery is p o s s ib le to m e d ium s w h o p o s s e s s a brain a n a , nervous orga n izatio n on w h ich sp irits £au fict e ffectu a lly; and th a t great classica l attornm e n ts, or the culture of the j | sch o o ls, is U y 110 m e a n s a n e c e s s ity— in fact, in s p ires us, the other w e in s p ire. H e took in terferes w ith th e d i v i n u s o jjla tu s , w h ich is The tho u g h t s o f people.” m a teria ls for t h e foun d a ion o f h i s sp len ’ did best obtained bv p a s s iv e aban d o n m e n t to that i “ So help me every spirit sanctified, dram a s w h e r e v e r he found them , and th o u g h t sp iritu a l in fluence, w h ich a ll the poets have | A s 1 have 8P ° ken for y ° u n11 m y best-” no m o r e o f g iv in g credit, than lie ask e d cred it j a d d r e ssed as their m u se : for ex a m p le, the ; A r iel s a y s to P r o s p e r o in the T e m p e s t : noble in v o c a tion w ith w h ich M ilton co m m e n ­ ces h is P a r a d ise L o s t . W e advert o n ly to the evidence afforded by co m m u n ica tio n s from the sp irits o f Sh a k s p e a r e and B a c o n , sin c e to the Sp iritualist only h a s it a n y w e ight. T h e p o s sibility t h a t these gr e a t spirits, w h o se in- Choice s p irits t h a t a d m o n ish i A n d give m e s igns o f f u tu r e accid e n ts !” “ A s p irit raised f ro m d e p th o f u n d e rg r o u n d , T h a t s h a ll m a k e an s w e r t o such qu e s tio n s , As b y y o u r g r a c e sh a ll be p r o p o u n d e d to h im .’ iharm e r , a n d could alm o s t lead typ e ever y where. T h e y laid their dead, wrapped in sk ins, upon sticks in the bottom o f a shallow pit, or placed them in a sittin g posture, or occasion a lly folded them in sk in s and laid them upon high scaffold s out o f the reach o f w ild beasts, under w h ich the relatives wept and w a iled. T h e ir arm s, utensils, paints, and food were buried with them , to be used on their lon g journey to the spirit-land, for they had an idea that they possessed a two-fold nature o f m a tter and spirit. In som e regions they ligh t e d a sym b o lic funeral pyre for s e v ­ eral n ights upon the grave, that the soul m ight perceive and eEjoy the resp e c t paid to the body. E v e r y w h e re they raised m o u n d s over the graves, and planted them with wild flow e r s : and am o n g the F loridians, t h e w id­ o w s o f warriors slain in battle cut off their h a ir a n d strew ed it over the g r a v e s o f their beloved on e s .— H a r p e r 's M a g a z in e f o r M a y . for bis ow n in d ivid u a l a g e n c y in b i s ow n pro­ du c t ion s . It w a s t h e sa m e with C h r ist. H is w h o le m ission w a s one o f p e r fect su b m ission to th e w ill o f the E t e r n a l. W ithou t the ligh t thrown upon his nature by t h e ph e n o m e n a of odern s p iritu a l m e d ium sh ip, i t is ’ “ I com e T o an s w e r t h y b e s t p le a s u r e ; be i t to fl T o sw im , t o dive in to th e fire, to ride On th e c u r l’d c lo u d s .” com m u n ity for the b a s is o f th is se l f g o v e r n - 1 10 e x p la in the ex isten c e o f su c h a being, and I te r e s l jn hum a n ity was” s o broad and earn e st m e n t o f y o u r s ? Lord E r s k i n e s a id on c e that J h e n c e his ow n co n s t a n t a p p e a l to the prin c ip le j d u r in g their life, s h o u ld continu e to occu p y all t h e m a c h inery o f the B r itish G o v e r n m e n t i °* 1’ a ith. and the lig h t the future world w o u ld ' th e m s e lves in its affairs, and e n a c t t h e part of _ „ i , . . in r o w upon u s m ission , d u i c l w a s only o n e c u m b r o u s arran g e m e n t to pu t ,, , f c ,, r . a , th o u g h t lor the future that w a s to grow o u t of sf.pirio Kn r e n n v n a n t to ord tw e lve hon e s t m e n in a j a LY-b QXj .^T o define | his m edium ship.^ H e foreshadow ed it faintly, 110 m e n tion it to them , e x c e p t as poetry, in lary m o r tals, that, our state, com m e r c e and sov e r e ig n t y , and I a s app e a r e d bu t faintly to h i m s e lf by tlie - w h ich anv p o s s ib le truth m a y be° uttered! is S t a t e G o v e r n m e n ts and nation a lity, we b u ilt Iawa o f clairvoyan t nercem ion l i e never U V - P0SS1D,e tru u i m a y oe “ “ ereij. • ctttnbrottt, 3 , . c h i n e to put i m p e n d , , . , , ! I S V s i d l o ? t h e \baltot h o v j p e r fect c h r o m d e s we ha v e o f him , e x c e p t w n h T h a t the inspiration o f S h a k s p e a r e has l l l i u l l . « l .1 i r I h is s l a l f up011 lh e sa n d ' O f the m a n Shaks- thorough fa m iliarity w ith the general law s r t o i f t n v e r n i p » nd i i o f !!'c I p e are, a s app r e h e n d e d b y him self, w e know i t h a t govern th e relation s o f m a n i o the spirit- have reied n T s b ? ? ° I \o t h in \' T b ® referen c e s to a future fam e in : world\ m ight be illustrated by m a n y quotations S t e d 5 “ K S ” ,h 0 “ i\ l h s , i “e ° n e b»-1 fro,., his w r itin g s. T h e esta b lish m e n t , b . C O M M O N S E N S E J E W S . T h e Jew ish M e ssenger seem s m u c h a n ­ noyed at the w a n t o f a d h e r e n c e t o B ib le L a w s a s displayed by so m a n y o f the Israelites, and com m e n ts on their a c ts as follow s : I t is t o us a su b ject o f astonishm e n t, how ! Israelites, w ell inform ed in a ll m a tters o f | w o rldly im p o r t, should be so obtuse in mat- | t e r s on w h ich the body and so u l are a lik e de- pend e n t. W e a llu d e to their a c t s as Jew s. T o us it really appears that theirs is an in- ! c o n s is tency irreconcilable w ith c o m m o n sense. There are m a n y am o n g s t us w h o violate the Jew ish Sab b a th , not in ignorance o f th e pen­ alty atta c h e d to s u c h violation, hut in defiance o f the threatened pu n ishm e n t— y e t these very — “ T o trea d th e ooze o f th e sa lt deep, T o r u n upo n th e sh a r p w ind o f th e n o r th , T o do m e business in th e veins o ’ th e e a r th , W h e n i t is b a k ’d w ith f r o s t . ” “ Go m a k e th y s e lf lik e t o a n y m p h o ’ th e sea ; Be s u b je c t t o n o sig h t t u t m ine ; invisible T o every eye-ball e lse.” “ T h e e a r th h a t h bubbles, a s th e w a t e r has, ™ A s b r e a th in t o t h e w ind .” c o m m a n d s o r th e c u s to m s . O th e rs, a g a in , “ I hav e learned bv t h e p e rfcctcst r e p o r t, th e v also v io la tin g the sa n c ti ty o f the day, boast o f have m o r e in th e m th a n m o r ta l k n o w ledge. ------ ------------------------------------------------ --------------- W h e n I bu r n e d in desire t o q u e s tio n th e m fu r ­ th e r , th e y m a d e, them s e lves air, in to w h ich th e y vanished.’1 H a d we m o re sp a c e , w e m ight m u ltiply ces. S o c ial S c ie n c e says to d a y , you m u st now b e g in at anoth e r p o in t : you m u st giv e lAu uott; jw u , o n , aitcu i tu t u v c r your . , , , , - , , ■illainy by su c h tran sparen t su b terfu g e . B u t ‘hat11m an 80 m u c h l e , ?“re lh a t b ,s ,n“ral and . * n . trtlf* p/'ltifi ?inltirp w ill malftt iti-t In llttt aaa-i. stan c e s . In v a r ia b len e s s o f ph e n o m e n a under m e a n s o f this m o d e rn in ter-com m u .ica U o n o f kimi!a r o p nditio tis is as good evidence o f troth th e sp h e r e s , o f the positive rea lity and tnf.m tc h U tinking m ind a s can be produced ; and va n e t y o f the Sp.r.t ltfe, and o l the truth o f p5rfectio J o f Sha k s p e a r e ’s m edium ship, w h a t M ilton said, t h a t consid e r e d in the lig h t o f w h a t we now know “ M illions o f spiritual creatures w a lk tlie earth 0 f the m o d e in w h ich the spirit or thought U n seen,” | ^ 0rld a c t s upon t h e ga lv a n ic or nervo-aural ex p lain s m u c h m ore satisfactorily the v e r i - ! b a tteries (our brain s), a c c o u n ts with analogical sim ilitu d e o f S h a k s p e a r e 's sp iritu a lism , than I v e r isim ilitud e for all that has pu z z led the the ordinary’ theory w h ich a s c r ib e s his repre- pom m en tators, from the ordinary plane o f r e a - sen t a tio n s o f sp irit to a creative im a g in a tion . Boning, in regard to bis life a n d w ritings. The A poet is the m e d ium fur the recep tion o f | wonderfttl in tu it ive perception th a t bh a k .- sp iritu a l inspiration ; but the w h o le areum o tft | P « \ « (| * ' £ “ rld in tervenes in the .ITairs a e . a u , .uey on this s u b ject is adim r a b lv s tated in l b b ‘T c '.' o f , h ;8 ig aisplnyod in alm o st every pa g e o f other shore, and a t once forget by their acts '^ortun^telv^T ^ b a v e* tile I ^ ed w ith those w h o se heads are elaborately I a u thor o f all that has been collected in lb e i u ! , ! , , H in n n lvtii' a n ^ t h e s c u ” so llis books 1 and tbosc fam iliar w ith m o d ern i that they are J e w s ; they e a i e v e r y thing that g u i lt w r itten bv your ow n knUt »P » | t k • profusion o f purobared lock,’, n a m e o f Sh a k s p e a r e and a tool in .th e hands ^ , h m j j j y ,io „ o f the . ’oh ,U d ’ ,b \ wUh \‘'w ' o r S ' . m n e ‘ w ith yo u r ow n se a l, ot th i , H w h “ w d l. be •»«•» »d “ :™d; ■ * « » <* l‘ »JUr w h o w a n ted to t o d u lge his , rle r lu P truth> i t eXp r c ,s e s . T h e s e u s takes the » » » d “ and dohght. there , , o ba m m he r a c ts, or M n < m o m e n t lying above m y ow n poor tortured I Kreat advan tage for a w o m a n , tn these d a y s \c a c v t h a ic r t b m d i , w ithou t tniu r lng his rep : si(lo tW ki han tcr and m a t„ , , .1 l ' l - - - 1 nt ftrn n n a tn pAmmn hnwooir ot./l llino ho »....1 nlittm n it I tliA Mgr I no ntm n itrffnm ont titr I . . . \ g in n in g — “ N o t m a rble, nor the gilded m o n u m e n ts O f p rinces, shall outlive t his pow e rful rliiinc,” t h e n yo n are a m a i - o n e o f th e “J f a llib le I •“ W 't K ln .l ttature w ill m a k e n p to th e c o m - ; m a y h a v e been w r itten by him or b y a n y one little i o d s w h o can do no w rong, and i f w e Pu,s,dn o f h , , r e la t io n ,— W e n d e ll P h i l l i p , . I e lse, for augh t we know . H e has left it to the poor w iv e s fail t o behold y o n through the rose- = = = = = com m e n tators t o find out. l h e prophecy IS colored g la s s e s y o u w o u ld ha v e u ,\ v e « r , then S I M P L E N A T U R E . I v,*n , l e d ’ “ \ lc rb?m ,i j b “ ' foreooth, yo n m u s t asau m e a m a r ly,.lik e air, ------------ . . ! lb c r“ ,r 10 w h o ” ‘h ' j w ere address- declaim a g a in s t th e io j a s t iee done yo u . and H a r p e r 's B a z a r , treatin g o f th e eifect 0 f ed t w li* h e forever a m y stery t o the critics, in s is t up o n a n exp la n a tion o f th e very nnac- j s im p licity, in the m idst o f elaborate and ex-1 oclasl? e “ im c , ^ ‘” ^ \ , 0 \ T h e k n ig h j y and^ . r e h i p you refusing to fa ll dow n pensive artifices, s a y s : | n a m e o f S h a k s p e a r e the p o e t ica l a n d roman- “ D f c o u r se, Mr. Sm ith , you w o u ld w ish me L e t » I» \ \ S w o m a n w ith no h e ir bu t her tic a s s o c ia t io n , w h ich clu s t e r around it, and to b e lieve t h a t yon arc in i o c e n t o f e v il a s the ond tb a l *\?P :F p r e s s e d , enter a room to m a k e it app e a r t h a t B a c o n w a s tho unseen j - _ Itillo n w ith thno, . ...... ---- >. ... ... - b a b e unborn, bu t unfc ev id e n c e o f your g u ilt h a n d and sea led w ith j bo v e m y o w n poo r tortured I “ ... vutatt t m j h i , . . . . , ........ 1 sid e natural to th e k in g , hu n te r an d m a te rial- ■; , o i oY ,.,,,y \ T v ~r7T~ h e a r t — e v idence w h ich y o a w ith all your ef- ®. *o rem a in herself, and thus be u„- utat.on a t the bar. T h e m a in argum e n t for reasQner> T h e lady u s e s th a t argum e n t ’ck° f . f ^ g n a t “ ™1 n’K j f I“ 0“ tn(lc ^ 1 la -v , t , e frontery c a n neith e r disp u te nor deny. W h y , } $ * « verr o n « e lse. A sim p le dress w h ite or j bis t h e o r y is derived from the acknow ledged o f dram a tic probability, or w h e re can it have g o n e ? O h , I rem em b e r ! ; aC ’ w! ,p ^° uce the g r e a t e s t effect w h e n j learn ing o f the C h a n c e llor, and the supposed | denc<>> which') , 0 lh e t ^ nker( ;3 the m o s t con-* ” j'c e s s '*Y Por so ilin g the faces o f j th e paper disturbed the oven m o tion o f m y » » « l gorgeou s costu m e s . Ign o r a n c e o f tUe play-actor. B u t, to tbe Sptr- ^ , h e . . >t l c c l . w .tl\ ” « « « , reanirator so I laifl it r>n thP WitPli»n Aroaoor ^,iese scrvei as R w ere, as fram e s for the for- itualist, this is no argum e n t at all. E v e r y b . . . ln s u m m in g up, w e c laim that, for the first I nnt hrimr i t tn w r w ill vm . nn iil I nio. a iu>’ mfer> a n d w o m e n are often forced to confess S p iritu a list kn o w s how m e d ium istic brains at- H ip. Tin strange, m y Tln-sc-un, that these c m hum a n history, a thoroughly fire proof, fo ie yO M O y es the ureto C d o r n e n f w U n e s . “ * • , “ «> d - * M » * * » » • ! ^ - W i e * P ™ « d , n t V Z ' S S g l ....... true, I n e v e r ...... .. be. * ° d ; ^ P b » o f your w rong doings c e n lly , a t an im m e n se e x p e n s e , for no other | with as m u c h clearness as the in strum e n t act llijyo i aem o n strated a possibility for the m a sses. ‘“ Is this th e on e V Y e s th a t i ii Mr l,urP ° 8e lb a n 10 h e igh ten by contrast the e J upon w ill perm it. T h e tw o portraits o f Theec antique fcblcs, nor these fairy t o y s. 8 . T . F O W L E R , P a tentee. « , r , , ’ 'I b e a u t y o f a rival. I n fact, they have been these m e n — the b u st at Stratford on A v o n , Lovers,.aha m adm en, have such seething brains, -------- oo s ' cry , wpnrj rcr n dpoua .j, ;a m r u itonnw. t o ,, ( a — I a n d tlie lik e n e s s o f B a c o n , the one all inspira-1 Such shaping lantaslcs, tluit apprehend [ T H E LO NG 1ST A ND tion , b e other all p e r e e p U o o - r e b u t su lfieieu .. Ku’SllioT.t'ZS.S SSf ly this theory. A re ol'Im agination all c o m p a c t : T h e un c o n s c ious or involuntary portion o f One sees more devils than vast hell can hold -, i’s nature— m o s t predom inant in Shaks-1 That^is, the madman : the lover, all as^frantlc. their enligh ten e d Judaism ; w h ilst their non- couform a n c e with B iblical e n a c tm e n ts falsifies their sssertion o f bein g enligh ten e d — for if they were enligh ten e d , they certainly would regard w ith veneration, and observe with e x ­ a c tn e ss, the prin c ip les found in the D e c a ­ logu e . Iu t h is c o n n e c tion , w e cannot avoid noticing another m o st gla r in g a c t o f in c o n sisten c y , w h ich characterizes the condu c t o f a num b er o f J e w s . T h e y are e s p e c ially careful through­ o u t the w inter to observe a ll the law dem a n d s; they “ liv e on perm itted food,” and at stated periods e x p r e s s their g r a titu d e to the Suprem e B e in g in pu b lic w o rship a n d private d e v o tion ; but the m o m e n t the sum m e r sun im p r e s ses them with its heat, and rem inds them that country air is required to recruit their failin g h e a lth , t h e y hasten to the sea-shore, or any o m itn : n n a i uia you sa y I ‘ It lo o k s v e r y - , . - , ■ ’ , J ■ Ilka th e note you sent too y e .t e r j a y .' W e l l , : • ? \ • * * dre“’ ''l,c h ,s vcr’ b « » o » '» B >\ it certain ly should, sin c e your office boy 0 ers’ brou g h t it to m e after we bad been w a iting lu n c h e o n for m o r e than tw e n ty m inu tes. __ t U t S o m e w o rkm e n at M o o rcsville, In d ., have D E A T H A N D T H E D E V I L . Y o u can’t im a g in e w h a t there is in t h a t note to h a v e p u t m e in su c h a tem p e r .’ “ M e iu a tem p e r ! I scorn the im p u tation, m a d e a discovery, w h ich g o e s very fur to- r «i— a a . i — . -------- I ward s se t t lin g tb s qu e s tion w h e ther there is I am ab o v e su c h a trivia l w e a k n e s s g iv in g w a y to m y tem p e r — indeed I alm o s t d o u b t i f I have one, or the sore t r ials through w h ich I lia v e passed w o u ld have turned it lo n g ere this to b itterest g a ll. B u t now for th e n o t e w h ich read s — “ ‘ M y D ea r W if e :’— d e a r indeed — 1 Can’t p o s s ib ly be a t hom e to-day. A m g o in g with a friend on a little b u s in e s s trip to the coun­ try. D o n ’t be un e a s y if I s h o u ld be detained over n ig h t . Y o u r s , A m bleto n S u i t ’ “ N o w can you d e n y that thi3 note w a s w r itten by yo u r s e lf ? ‘ Y o u have no d e s ire to do so , nor can y o u see any necessity for so d e n y in g it. W ill I be kind enough to explain w h a t I find e x c e p t ion a b le in those few lin e s ? ’ “ Ob H y p o c r is y , thy n a m e is m a n ! Can y o u still pretend ign o r a n c e ? T h e n I will ex- personal devil or not, thou g h we are a t a loss to t e ll o n w h ich sid e the q u e s tion is settled. In m a k in g an exca v a t io n , t h e y du g up a s k e l­ eton , w e ll preserved, corresp o n d ing to the hum a n sk e leton in all resp e c ts, ex c e p t that the forehead w a s villainou s ly low , with two horns cu r v ing backw a r d ; the arm s w ere o f u n u s u a l len g t h , and the sp inal bone term in ­ ated in a tail, o f w h ich a b o u t a foot re ! incorporated M arch 1st, 1870, with a tal S t o c k o f $ 5 0 0 ,0 0 0 , divided in to 5,000 i:es, o f $100 e a c h ; and they have pur- peare— is all open to com m u n ication with the j Halon-a beauty lit a brow o f B-'vp e f i ' , e - e x ^ « ; r i ^ fo V a „ ' m ' ; „ £ : avenue for the g r e a t e s t thou g h ts possible to And, as im agination bodies forth > use and sale o f 1 ibeu ized C oncrete on hum a n ity. M e d ium istic brains, t h r o u g h w h ich The form s o f things unknow n , the poet’s p en * Islan d , with a like right to a ll other de­ great t h o u g h ts are tran sm itted , are the pro- Turns toera t o shapes, and gives to airy nothing \ having a bearing on the construction o f d u c t o f va s t periods o f braiu evolution , guch tricks hath stron g im a g in a tio n ; T h o u g h t acts continu a lly in ev o lving and de That, if it would but apprehend som o joy, velopin g new in v o lution s o f brain, and the It c omprehends somo bnnger o f that joy ; head o f the poet is the product o f c e n tu r ies o l Or. in tl»e night, im a g ining som e fear, (Testation How easy is a bush suppos’d a bear? gestatio n . , H ip. B u t a ll tho story o f the night told ovei lh o u g h t is alw a y s prom p t to a c t upon the And'ull tbclr m jnd8 transfigur'd so together, m a terial cru st w h ich is its o u tw a rd expression, More w itnesscth than fancy’s im ages, M o n k e y ism w o u ld a c c o u n t for the t a il, but a n d great m edium s are lik e m o u n tain peaks, And grow s t o som e thing o f great constancy; fa ils lam e n t a b ly on the h o r n s . N o w arises thrown up by convulsion s o f hidden forces. But, how soever, strange and admirable. the in terestin g qu e s tion , w h e ther, i f there be T h e so u l o f M other Earth grow s restive at anyth in g S a t a n ic abou t t h is sk e leton, it proves tim e s , and her internal pow e rs outw o rk upon the original dem o n to be dead or alive.— her surface iu H im a layan , A lpine, or A n d ean P h i l a . P r e s s . peaks. So tho in v is ib le world o f sp irits has r - — ........... ......... its ebullition s ; and these m o u n tain s o f m en, N e v e r borrow trouble ; it w ill com e to alm o s t alw a y s cotem p o ranoous, and who your door as fast as vou can use it. dw a r f the ordinary hum a n ity, appear in this T h e se “ seeth in g brains” and “ s h a p in g fan- irete houses, for w h ich the P a ten tee, juel T . F o w ler, has, or for w h ich he m ay Ly tim e hereafter, receive L e tters P a tent, lig therefor the entire am o u n t o f their |nl S tock, as se t forth in their Certificate | c o rporation. O n e h a l f o f tho said Stock icon transferred again to tho Com p any, i _ —- I W o r k ing C a p it a l; for w h ioh the Com- J 3 K E I T H 1 h a v e a g r e e d to p a y to th e said P a t e n t e e u „ a i<> - a it f. .i ■ a ^ . . . I tin s takon rooms verse in the Bible su itab le to their purpose. W e m a k e these rem a r k s a s an adm o n itiou to those w h o observe the dietary law s in the . city and who violate them in the country ; to those who act as good J e w s in their d w e llin g s, | and forget a part o f their d u ties in the w alks | o f l i f e — to them are our words d irected . W e ’ I w a n t I s r a e lites to be consistent. I f they pro? fess to be conform ists, they m u st conform in practice as they do in theory. Jud a ism is not a system to be m oulded to the desire o f a ll who w ish to shape it to their w ishes, but a system o f practical religion, in c u m b e n t on all to perform, and a departure from iti w ell de­ fined land m arks by those w h o im a g in e they keep w ithin its bounds, betrays an in c o n s is ­ tency not to be ju s t if ied by com m o n sensej m u ch less by the law s o f Israel. T 1* new Incorporated and in successful ODeratlnr n South-west Missouri, and alms to securo its mom rer reL. t The Communist, which is a ],nlp« toe practical operations of monthly paper/ _ ■H i community. Address ALCANDER LONGLEY, ■1th and Chestnutsts., St. Louis, Mo, Room 18, S. E . ct i l f o f a ll further issu e s o f S tock that y orlt] w h ”°0 re , . re i ork, whore he w ill m .« necessary for ob.attnn ? a fund sad .. lh. Slck s to th o r o u g h ), work tho rights conveyed D«. K m , had at m by tho said P a t e n tee. „ „ tasies,” or what Isaiah calls “ the cham b e rs o f im a g e r y ,” are those pow e rs o f the spirit which com e in to relation with spiritual real-, . itios, and g iv e m o re or loss dofioite im p r e s - ' Trustees o f tin . 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