OCR Interpretation

The Herald of progress. (New York [N.Y.]) 1860-1864, March 24, 1860, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Rochester

Persistent link: http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83030531/1860-03-24/ed-1/seq-1/

Thumbnail for 1
THE HHKALD OF PEI WRESS. V o l . 1 . ] . J. D A V IS & COMPANY, / 274 Canal St. (Up Stairs.) S NEW YORK, SATURDAY, MARCH 24, I860. S T WO DO L L A R S P E R Y E AR,, Payable in Advance. [No. 5. C O N T E N T S O P T H I S N U M B E R . A n s w e r s to C o r r e s p o n d e n t s ........................... p a g e 1 W h is p e r in g s to C o r r k spon dents ................ 1 T h e M a r r ia g e a nd D iv o r c e C o n t r o v e r s y 1 E ssa y on L i f e ......................................................... 2 V o ic e s from t h e P e o p l e ................................. 3 W il l i e W a r d ( P o e t r y ) ........................ S ome T h in g s L oyb M r “ ............................... T h e E rring “ ........................ W h e r e sh a l l W isdom be fo u n d ? 4 P h y s ic a l S tr e n g t h (E d i to r i a l ) ...................... 4 S pir it u a l T e l e g r a p h E x c h a n g e s 4 P ersons and E v e n t s .......................................... 4 P a r a g r a p h ic a l I n t e l l ig e n c e ........................ 5 N ew s I tem s ....................................................... • • • 5 N . Y . S p ir it u a l C o n f e r e n c e (89th S e s s ion) 5 TriF. S p i r i t ' s M y s t e r ie s • .......................... 5 M e r c y ’s M issio n (A P o e m ) ............................. 6 A t t r a c t i v e M i s c e l l a n y .................................... 6 A p o t h e o s is ................................................................. 7 O f W r iter s and S p e a k e r s .............................. 7 O ur A g e n t s ................................................................ 7 G u id e to T r a v e l e r s ........................................... 7 A u t h e n t i c C a s e o f S p i r i t H e a l i n g 8 S p i r i t s C u r e R h e u m a t i s m ............................. 8 Questions and Answers. ** The power to put a question presupposes and gua­ rantees the power to answ e r i t . ” B R I E F A N S W E R S T O O U R C O R R E S ­ P O N D E N T S . BY THE EDITOR. T . C o vert .— Your excellent address to Christians “ On Sin or Evil,” is in our posses­ sion. Do you agree to its publication in this jo u r n a l ? A d a l in e B. B.. S haron C entre , 0 . —Your kindly offices a nd efforts for the extension of our circulation are fully appreciated. Our paper is s e n t regularly to your address. D. W. H a m ilto n , L e w ist o n , Mb.—“ The star of Reason has at length dawned upon our be­ nighted theological world.” Yes, Brother, a nd let us each look upon it as “ the bright, particular s h ir” of h isimmor- were like the more a n cient Phrygians. Such chirographic m anifestations of spirit-control do not interest us. Images of this sort m ight have interest for a worshiper of the Grand Llama, but we h ardly dare suggest th a t they can exert an influence upon the powers of reason. ‘‘ Consilio, Nil N isi.” Let us seek fresher intelligence from the hidden sources. Shall we return the drawings ? J osef V on R oth , H u n g a r y (U n g a r n ,) C o m i - t a t , O d e n b u r g , K a p o w a r . —Your most wel­ come communication a n d interrogatories were received a fter a delay of many weeks. The burden of y our im p o rtant inquiries m ight be lightened—perhaps wholly removed from your struggling reason—by studying the 4th vol. of the Great Harmonia. May wc, through your instrum e n tality, come into correspond­ ence with Baron Reielienbach ? His works are silently but rapidly impinging upon the p reju­ dices of the scientific classes of the United States. J. S. S.—The Bible is n o t a complete tem ­ perance book. It is extrem ely contradictory on the subjectof wine, drunkenness, &c. For example, (see Deut. xiv : 26,) “ Thou slialt bestow thy money for . . . wine or for strong drink. ’ ’ But this privilege is d iscountenanced in another place (see Prov. xxiii : 29,) in these words : 11 W ho h a th woe—sorrow—con­ tentions—babbling ? . . . . They th a t tarry long at the wine. Look not upon the wine when it i§ red . . . for at the last it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder.” Y et in the same book (Prov. xxxi : 6 ,) we read. “ Give strong drink to him th a t is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no m o re.” C lirlstlnn Infidels. G eorge T., H arlf . m , N. Y—“ ‘In six days the Lord made heaven and earth.’ Do you infer from this that the globe on which we live is more than 6,000 years old?” In 1850 we declared in orthodox Connect! tal progress. ' Our correspondent adds the I Cllt’ th a t Science was rapidly invalidating and following item of n e w s : . i o v erthrowing the opinions of Christians on ... ° . . . ’ „ ... , 1 this head. The cry of “ infidel, infidel,” was 1 am n o w assistin g Bro. G ibson Sm ith — w h om I • j . j ,, , , , you doubtless well remember as one of the first [als,cd at ° nce. and ,* !e reechoed the advocates of the Harmonial Philosophy-to pub- hackneyed word in p u b h c streets. But now we lish his V i n d i c a t i o n o f J e s u s a n d h i s Gos- have with us a lm o st all the scientific minds in p e l .” t this progressive country. Prof. Agassiz in Vp * r>..c.w u ... Ti. r. speaking o f h um an remains found in the lime- a h o m a s B e c k , bA.v B k u n a r d in o , C a l . — W e • , . . , „ __ ... ' . . . . stone of H o n d a . See D u 's of Mankind p. sympathize with v«> i, 1 .. -mas, but it is not , .. ,p. 1 . ____ _ i .i • . ; 6oZ, says: There still remain ten thousand within our power to render the assistance. , • , • , .. , , , , , ... , . ., The tim e will surely come when your own whuh xt should be admlled 0 * the earth-bound spirit, having out-ridden Life's |mam lm d WM mlP b',ed & m m - storm y billows, shall m o u n t as ‘‘on eagle’s T e m p o rary M. w ings,” to the home of him you seek. J . R., N e w Y o r k .— Dr. Bellows has not published anything recently on “ The Broad Church” enterprise. His last volume of twenty-five sermons—“ Re-Statements of Christian Doctrine” —can neither much im­ pede nor aid the cause of common sense. la g r s . C. E. S., P h i l a d e l p h i a - —“ Should one who believes that his soul-companion is in the spirit world, ever marry in this life ? and would not m-irriage be rendered unhappy by the entertain­ ment of such a belief?” The divine law of true harm o n ial marriage —th a t is, of one man to one woman, each be­ ing the other’s counterpart and equal—is W. A. W hiting, St. Louis.—“ I have a thought, eternal in its power over h u m an destiny. Only new tome, which may possibly be worth something the wandering, the uncompanionated, the ra, ' t r ten„ millute9 10 pure-loving, can feel a t liberty to m arry. No v 13 >e • ° / ou' . | h e a rt can yearn in purity for conjugal fellow- Your thought is received. I t is exceed- ship, unless its fountain of love be unsought, ingly suggestive to balloonists and aerial | or if sought, unsatisfied a nd unmated, navigators. We shall consider it in a few - It is impossible, we think, for those who sin- ^ y 8- cerely and devoutly believe th a t the heart- E lizabetii F, C olum b u s , O.—Your inform -! niate is waitinf? for them beyond the tomb, to a n t c a nnot have studied the Bible on the sub- I enter uPon a worldly marriage—to consent to ject of Astronomy. N a ture teaches th a t the ! a mere legal mockery of the genuine—for sun was in existence thousands of ages before j sensual gratification and temporary purposes, the individualization of our little earth ; but i Disappointment and loneliness would infest the Bible differs widely from N a t u r e ,a n d I their eartl»ly hearts, find deadly discords would says (in Genesis,) th a t there were three even- j Prowl. through their haunts and habitations, ings a nd three mornings before the sun w a s ' Happiness can bloom imm ortally only upon m ade! Of course you do not need the sug-1tlie life-tree ,°f an eternal conjugal union, gestion of common sense, th a t without the ^ ie th a t no soul is to be forever alone — sun evenings a nd mornings were impossible. ■ P ,at eac^1 f*eart \'iH one day be indissolubly . . . , joined to its true m ate—should inspire the A C o rrespo ndent sends us a lively synopsis - world w ith unspeakable joy. of his weary years of bondage to, and final escape a nd emancipation from, the over-mas- AS ftSS,z’8 D ream . tering powers of popular m y thology; and | T. L. C a m p b e l l , N ew t o w n . —“ I have just read concludes his statem e n t with the following entirely original lines : “ When I believed in special grace My prayers were then so many, That I had been an Astor now Had each one brought a guinea. And yet I hardly gained a sou Until I ceased to pray ; When Reason, not blind faith takos helm, Then Life begins to pay.\ S. L . C ., A lleghany C it y , P a .— The best psychological wonders of these days have not been compiled, nor can they ever be, save in the grateful affections of the thousands whose eyes have been opened to the certainty of a better life after d eath. The views and history of m odem ^Spiritualists cannot be found in any printed volume, except in fragm ental and incomplete statements, because they are en­ gaged in elim inating the dispensation which only a future historian may commit to paper. J. E. W., J e r s e y C it y .— “ What do you expect to accomplish for humanity?” We hope and expect to impress hundreds of thousands with the belief that there is no antagonism between enlightened Reason and Nature's highest, most central Truth, which is Father-God. If m ankind will reverently learn the lessons of N ature and become intelligently receptive, like the unconscious flower, which unrolls its] with great interest, not unmingled with amazement, a paragraph in the N. Y. Tribune, quoted from the Spiritual Magazine, purporting to be an authentic narration of a remarkable dream (or Spiritual ex­ perience) by the far-famed Prof. Agassiz. Now the credibility of the statement is impaired, and many look upon it as a pure fabrication, because nobody knows anything abiut such a Spiritual publication. Can you give any information about this unknown magazine ?” A n s w er : The Spiritual Magazine is a Semi- New Church (or Swedenborgian) periodical, published in London, England, by E. Pitman, No. 20 Paternoster Row. The able Editor W. M. W ilkinson, has been for nearly twenty years Hon. Secretary of the London Sweden­ borg Printing Society ; and yet, strange to say, there a re no sectarian stakes driven, no New J e ­ rusalem fences b u ilt, no dogmatic assumptions that “ we have all the interior truths of God,' ’ but instead a broad catholic spirit pervades the best papers from the editor and his leading contributors. We believe it has reported in good faith the noble Agassiz’s Spirit dream. S o m e t h i n g a b o u t W o r d s . H . P h i l l i p s , D a y t o n , 0 . —The common words you want translated have the m ost sim­ ple and literal meanings. “ Spirit\ originally signified “ wind.\ If you read “ holiness\ with its original meaning, you will think of ‘ •wholeness.\ In like m anner the word ‘ ‘ heaven ’ ’ signified a t first nothing more than the bend petals to receive the vivifying heat a nd lig h t ];■ . .. .. , ........... of Heaven, they may very rapidly burl a n d L * . , l rmlmtnt ■■ tETAShTWrt! blossom into happy families and progressive t(jra emp]oye(] ’to algnify u \ frame-work ’ ’ in Brotherhoods. which the “ handiw o rk” of Jehovah was M . W r i g h t , V ictor , N. Y.—The remarka- j manifested, bly crude symbolizations were received. They Language is an unalterable principle of the are no more American than the Egyptians J h u m an mind, but the forms of expression, o r­ thography, and significancy of words, are a r­ bitrary and changeable. Men have utterly changed the meaning of certain words in com­ mon use, and thus, with the same phraseolo­ gy, men differ as widely as they do in politics and religion. Hence we affirm that nine-tenths of hum an discord in common life arise from wrong constructions put upon language or words which the tongue thoughtlessly rolls off from force of habit. People many times mean much more and far belter than their half- formed words imply, if rigidly construed. A b o u t R e v . T . L . H a r r i s . W il l ia m T ic k n o r , S p r i n g f i e l d — “ Having read a miserable report oI Mr. Harris’ lecture, de­ livered in Loudon not long since, wherein lie sweepingly denounces ull American Spiritualists as Atheistic pagans and sensualists of the most un­ earth ly sort, I begin to wonder why some of you editors of Spiritual papers don't say something on the subject.” We will cheerfully a n d frankly explain why the H erald of P rogress has been, and is, silent upon the late ■Mrgcd operations and declarations of the ■ t -priest—namely, be­ cause we have as ye’ thentic, or reliable pen in regard t- say. Until he nite, either ur we do not fe< m a tter so mui was d istinctly left America w sidered a well-gre, went, or was sent, and im p a rt “ T h e ! New Jerusalem ” to nigh ted of the Old n nothing direct, au '\other Harris’ own \illy intended to om ething defi- >v> n signature, Uie scandalous reflection. It -lie poet-priest o.idoubtedly con- -piritual mission. He ne said,) to expound venly Doctrines of the .c unregenerate a n d be- orld. But the late re­ ports of his pulpit speeches m ake one of two things certain : either that his e loquent efforts are outrageously a n d extravagantly misrepre­ sented, or else he has fallen from “ grace,” overshot the object of tru th , a n d forgotten his exalted mission. Reports are nothings. We mean to wait, w ithout opinion, until we get or see something direct from Brother Harris. T h e T r i b u n e ’s C r i t i c i s m . .H knrv T r o w b r id g e . N ew Y o r k -— “ Permit me to inquire whether you have read the Tribune's remarks upon a special notice to ‘Reform Ladies,’ which first appeared some two weeks since in your H er a l d o f P r o g r e s s ? T refer to ‘B. R..’ of Coventry, R. I., whose ad crti-ment is headed, ‘ Conjugal P artner W antedv’ The Tribune thinks the language used is uiat 1 to mislead the im­ agination.” The carrier b rinrs \<r r • , , < truly g reat paper to oui door c w r y m on. ng .undays e x­ cepted,) a nd we are addicted to the habit of looking into, through, and over i t ; and the chances are that, should it contain anything (and it alm o st always does,) we come to a knowledge of the same before 10 o'clock A.M. Among other debts of gratitude, we are constrained to acknowledge that we are in­ debted to the Tribune for the first impression or intim a tion th a t B. R .’s advertisem ent was capable of an immoral or evil construction. Ben Johnson’s somewhat quaint words flowed to our tongue— “ Oh, how despised and base a thing is man, If he not strive to erect his groveling thoughts Above the strain of flesh !” We reflected a moment on the appropriateness and possible application thereof, when “ To the pure all thing a re pure ” sounded along the halls of Memory. But neither of these passages answered the Ti-ibune's criticism, which, in sensual suggestiveness and base imaginings, appear* ■; to our m ind to be as far below B. R .’s h ief advertism ent as premedi­ tated slaiu’ •v>eath peace-making and honesty. We do i , a ttem p t to conceal our opinion ♦ s choice of the English language / the least of it, rather unfortuiu: eans better than his ex­ pressions in,) ne phraseology is what an evil-minded j .son would be likely to con­ strue—as the Tribune has done—into a convey­ ance of motives dishonorable and unholy. But we became fully satisfied, previous to publishing the advertisem ent in question, th a t B. 11. m eant, by such expressions as “ black eyes and plump form s,” to convey an idea of temperament, and n o thing more. His intelligent and honest desire to form a cor­ rect, and, therefore, happy marriage, in ac­ cordance with the well-ascertained principles of physiology and temperamental adaptation, is worthy of all commendation. There are thousands in the marriage relation who suffer physically and morally from no other cause than the cross-cut-suw incompatibilities conse­ quent upon organic unfitness for each other’s intim a te society. We adv«.citc the “ ounce of prevention ” —not the Tribunes expensive and tyrannical “ pound of cure.” And the method of advertising, so universal in this age of countless newspapers, is unspeakably superior to the disgusting “ m atch-m a k ing” enterprises secretly going on within the social arena. There arc thousands of unmatcd hearts waiting in silence a nd seclusion for the a rrival of their true and steadfast companions. So­ ciety insists t h a t a y oung woman shall remain concealed in the drawing-room until some masculine a d v enturer, or chance acquaintance, looks upon her face and form w ith honorable intentions of marriage. There are hundreds of contingencies in every instance. And sup­ pose the adventurer or the chance acquaint­ ance should not in reasonable time appear—in such a ease, who would condemn the lone soul (under the protecting shadow of initials) for advertising in some respectable journal for a Conjugal companion ? The Tribune knows, or ought to know, that the popular custom of secret “ M atch-m a k ing” is hose, vitiating, and contemptible. Young and inexperienced persons arc made acquainted with each other, and many times induced to enter the m ar­ riage relation, by the instrum e n tality of parties who luxuriate in a ttending to their neighbors’ interests. The vice of tea-table twaddle, of making marriages by trick and deception, pervades every grade of social life ; and this prevailing vice leads to hundreds of m atri­ monial alliances, no more like the true marriage than blind passion is like pure love. But we do not believe in “ Matrimonial Brokerages,” and we will not knowingly he party, either directly or remotely, to the for­ mation of any temporary unions between the sexes, but we can see no objection to the pub­ lication of honorable proposals for the con­ summation of & permanent marriage. Unprincipled advertisem ents or theories shall not appear in the H e r a l d of P rogress , though they come couched in the most refined and appropriate language, neither will we consent to republish any such sensual criti­ cisms as that to which Mr.Trowbridge calls our attention. Mljispmrtijs la domsponbrats. “ TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.” T. M.— Please call a t our office o n S a tu r d a y . W. B. S.— O n ly th is, B r o th e r : “ L e t j u s tice be done, th o u g h th e heavens fall.” S. S. W.—Articles prepared with a direct bear­ ing upon your profession, cannot appear, unless paid for a t the usuul rate of advertising. M r s . H elen C. M o n e l l , H a r t f o r d , C t . —“ Un­ seen Influences ” are well put on paper, and may, in dua time, illumine these columns. S. J. F. P l a t o , 0.—Your psychological genesis and spiritual exodus begin with next number. Do you want extra copies? W m .T . H ., S t . L o u is , M o Y o n r p a p e r on \D e - I velopment of Spirit,” is in our possession, and I will soon appear. The package will be sent as you requested. | J ames (J. C l a r k , D a n s v il l k , N. Y “The Ever Gceen Mountains of Life ” will very soon appear You omitted the poet ry of “ Marion Moore.” Please j forward the words and music when convenient. j M r s . C. A. P., P e r u , I I I . —The club is received. : and what you propose as possible is deemed entire- I ly satisfactory. Do not send anything except on J application. ! G.W.H. R ipo n , Wis. — It is impossible to find the \ kind and size of charts you wish. Perhaps, during j the year ensuing, they may be constructed : if so, j due notice will be given, and you shall be supplied at cost. | G. W K ., A u b itin , N. Y .— We mean to convey the exact truth with regard to the prospects of this Journal. “ During the interval between the issue o f our first and second number,” we did receive names (mostly subscribers.) “at the rate of about one thousand a week, and still they come.” T . W . S . , B lo om ington , T l l .— I n a s m u c h as ! o ther subject could enlist y o u r heart-felt desires. ! more fu lly ,” we believe th a t y o n r practice will correspond w h e n “ tim e s ” becom e p ropitious in the W e st. S. S. J o n e s , S t . C h a r l e s , T l l . — Y o n r exertions ! a r e gratefu lly treasured, and th e circum s tances un- I der w h ich you pledged, added to y o u r efforts in ] b e h a lf of th is jo u r n a l, im p a rt a diviner glow to the I p u re flam e of friendship. I S. G. B .. N ew Y ork .— You c a n n o t successfully I s tu d y m o re t h a n e ig h t hours p e r d a y . In fact, a little system a tic reading in t h e best books o n science, and mueA intellectual digestion, is th e sure patli leading up th e hill of know ledge and .personal pow e r. I M iss S. C l a r k , G en e v a , I I I . — Y o u r rem ittan c e ($1.00) for th e 5 th volum e, was received some weeks since, and the hook w a s deposited in th e U. S. P o s t sam e day. The o t h e r day w e heard you had n o t received it, an d forthw ith an o th e r copy was m ailed to you. W e hope you m a y n o t ag a in be disappointed. R . I). W in g , M id d l e G r a n v il l e .— Your com ­ m u n ication “ from the S pirit o f old John Brown himself ,” will ap p e a r n e x t w e e k . It is very like w h a t one would ex p e c t from a m ind (o r a S p ir it) w ith his ch a r a c teristics, b u t we shall publish it w ithout alteratio n o r com m e n t, believing th a t oui readers have pow e rs for intelligent discrim ination A n E loquent E x t r a c t — “ Generation after generation,” says a lino writer, “ have felt as we now feel, and their lives were as active as our own. They passed like a vapor, while nature wore the same aspect of beauty as when her Creator commanded her to bo. The hea­ vens shall he as bright over our graves as they now are around our paths. The world will have the same attractions for our offspring, yet unborn, that she had once for us as child­ ren. Yet a little while and a ll will have hap­ pened. The throbbing heart will be stilled, and we shall be a t rest. Our funeral will wind its way, and prayers will be said, a nd then we shall he left alone in silence a n d darkness for the worms. And, it may he, for a short time wc shall be spoken of, hut the things of life will creep in, and our names will soon be for­ gotten. Days will continue to move on, and Faugh ter and song will bo heard in the room in which we died ; and the eye that mourned for us will be dried, and glisten again with joy ; and even our children will cease to think of us, and will not remember to lisp our names.” Human Rights. “ The highest expression o f true religion, is universal justice.” The M a r r ia g e and D ivorce C o n troversy H O R A C E G R E E L E Y ’S R E P L Y T O R O B ­ E R T D A L E O W E S . [The Marriage and Divorce question is once more before the public. Justice demands that we should present both sides of the controversy. Truth will prevail. The following reply from the N, 1. 'Tribune, is Mr. Greeley’s argumentative answer to the letter of Hon. Robert Dale Owen, published in our last issue.] To the Hon. R o b e rt D a l e O w e n , o f I n d iana: M y D ear S ir : I had not expected to pro­ voke your letter this clay published ; but the subject is one of the highest and widest im­ portance, and I am very willing to aid in its further elucidation. I do not think the issues o f fact raised by you need long detain us. The country knows that you have for the last thirty years and more been a leading member of the generally dom inant p arty in Indiana—almost the only member who could with propriety be termed a political philosopher. As such, you have naturally exerted a very great influence over the legislation and internal policy of that State. Often a member of her Legislature as well as of Congress, and one of the revisers of her laws, you adm it th a t the Law of Marriage and Divorce came at. one time directly and distinctly under review before you, a n d that you engrafted thereon a provision adding a n ­ other—(habitual drunkenness)—to the preex­ isting grounds on which divorce might le­ gally be granted. As to “ lax principles,” I need not say more than to cite your letter now before me as a sample and illustration. But let me brush away one cobweb of your brain. You picture the case of a pure and gentle woman exposed to the brutalities and cruelties of a beastly sot of a husband. For such cases, our laws grant a separation from bed and board—not a disruption of the m ar­ riage tie, with liberty to marry again. I think this is just right. L would not let loose such a wretch as you have depicted, to delude and torture another “ pure and virtuous girl.” Let one victim suffice him. Your reference to the “ blameless Christian wife,” and to what is “ more pleasing in the sight of God,” impels me to say th a t I must consider Jesus of Nazareth a better a u thority as to what is Christian and what pleases God, than you are. His testimony on this point is. express a n d unequivocal (Matt, xix, 9) that a marriage can be rightfully dissolved because of adultery alone. You well know that was not the law either of Jews or Romans in His day, so th a t He cannot have been misled by custom or tradition, even were it possible for him to have been mistaken. I believe he was wholly right. For what is marriage ? I mind the Apos­ tolic injunction—“ Hold fast the form of sound words. ’' Dr. W ebster’s great dictionary says: “ M a r r i a g e : The act of uniting a man and woman for life; wedlock ; the legal union of a man and woman for 4 ifc; Marriage is a contract both civil and religious, by which the parties engage to live together in mutual affection and fidelity till death shall separate them. So W o rcester: “ M a r r i a g e : The act of marrying, or uniting a man and woman for life as husband and wife,” &c., &c. I surely need not quote to you the language of the marriagp ceremony—the mutual and solemn promise to “ take each other for bet­ ter, for worse,” and “ to live together till death do part,\ &c., &c. You m u st be aware that the entire Christian, and I think most of the partially civilized pagan world, regard this solemn contract to cleave to each other till death as the very essence, the vital element, of Marriage. Now it is n o t here necessary th a t I should prove this better than any possible substitute; suffice it that I insist th a t whoever would re­ commend such substitute, should clearly, spe­ cifically set forth its nature and conditions, and should call it by its distinctive name. There may be something better than Mar­ riage ; but nothing is Marriage but a solemn ingagement to live together in faith and love till death. W hy should not they who have devised something better than old-fashioned Marriage give their bantling a distinctive name and not appropriate ours ? n i c y have been often enough warned off our premises shall we never be able to shame them out of their unwarrantable poaching ? I am perfectly willing to see all social ex­ periments tried th a t any earnest, rational being deems calculated to promote the well­ being of the hum an family ; but I insist that this m a tter of Marriage and Divorce has pass­ ed beyond the reasonable scope of experi­ ment. Tho ground has all been traveled over and ov e r-fro m Indissoluble Monogamic Marriage down through Polygamy, Concu- to absolute l'reo Love, flg\ W hy docs the match burn so mstantn- binage, TOodiflca- ncously! Because there is thought condensed mankind have a ) Man and upon the end of It.—Yohma.vs. I Won “ ><* sb,Kl0 of w lau‘ “

xml | txt