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I t was arrested by the Governor’s veto. W ith an honest title the same measure has passed the Senate. If the Legislature would require all railroads running out of the city to run excursion trains on Sunday, we would hold up both hands for the abolition of local am u sem ents of doubtful utility. But shut up in the city, every avenue leading out ef­ fectually elosed, what are the poor weary ones to do on Sunday ? Before s h u tting one door another should be opened. T H E R O M A N C A T H O L I C S O L U T I O N . W e clip from the .Freeman’s Journal the fol­ lowing comments, upon the story of Dr. Cogs­ well’s a d v e n ture a t the Astor Library, so well told by the Evening Post : “ I f the story in the Post be given correctly from the lips of Dr. Cogswell, the explana­ tion of hallucination is a very feeble a n d silly one. Dr. Cogswell is a very unlikely subject for such deceptions of the imagination, while j nothing is more likely than t h a t some of the 1 miserable little, imps whom the rapping women are : accustomed to toy with, true to their mischievous ; disposition to annoy and vex hum an beings — when they cannot do worse—should have | dropped into the shades of the Astor Library j w ith the hope of frightening the good Doc- j tor. Here is where the followers of “ S pirit­ u a lism ” —th a t m o st detestable of present form s of false religion—show their weakness. | They expend their efforts, a n d m ake a great I ado iirpgddling their exhibitions around the country, and arguing with those who say that j all these exhibitions are hum an tricks. B u t 1 they flinch from the contest whenever they m eet a Catholic who tells them that, among any num b er of cheats and frauds of hum an devising, they suppose th a t some of the e x h i-! bitions are from the spirit-world—not, how­ ever, the disembodied spirits o f dead m en or women, but a set of stupid devils of the u-eakcst I and lowest class of those th a t Lucifer dragged ; down from the realms of lig h t.” R E V I V A L D E L I R I U M . “ Sarah Alderson, a servant girl with Mrs. | Dale, of Newport, below Stockton-on-Tees, re- j turned a few weeks since from a M ethodist revival meeting, in a fearful state of m ind, j Her very features were affected. She said she had been converted. H e r companions and she had been so frightened, by the influ­ ence of the services, th a t they had to be ac­ companied home. The preacher had said something about the girl taking care of her­ self or the devil would get her. H e r friends had no control over her. She became delir­ ious, and was sent home. She escaped from them during the night, and was found next j m orning in the cow-byre, holding two of the . cows by the tail, singing hym ns and songs, j and s h o u ting and praying. All means to re -1 store her rationality failed. She was sent to j Newport raving m ad.” We find the above in one of the daily . papers. Had it read “ spiritual circles” in - j stead o f “ M ethodist revival m eetings,” every religious paper would have copied it with comments. It m akes a world ot difference, j whether insanity comes from belief in p o p - 1 ular or unpopular opinions. One has a p e r - 1 feet r ight to get crazy in an orthodox way, j but woe to him who loses his balance when j investigating Spiritualism ! P U B L I C M E E T I N G S . An Anti-Slavery Convention was held a few • days since, at Rochester, New York. Mrs. Amy Post, P r e s id e n t; Lucy N. Col m an and , G. B. Stebbins, Secretaries. Addresses were delivered by Messrs. Pillsbury, Powell, and Stebbins, and Mrs. Colman ; and resolutions I adopted strongly condemning the recent posi­ tions of Senator Seward. The V erm ont Quarterly Spiritual Conven­ tion was h eld, March 17th and 18th, at Rut- j land, Vermont. John Landon, President; S. i B. Nichols, and Newman Weeks, Secretaries. We received a report o f the proceedings, but! too late to publish. The following resolu­ tions were adopted, and the convention ad-j joum e d to m eet at Burlington, June 16th. j and 17th, 1860. “ Resolved, T h a t V ermont needs a free pa­ per, in which m ay be discussed those princi- j pies which pertain to the freedom, the p r o - ! gress, and the advancem ent of absolute re - ! ligion, and th a t we will do all we can to j m aintain such a paper. Resolved, T h a t we fully believe th a t “ Union ; is S trength,” and t h a t we will do all in our j power to unite a ll the true friends of Spirit-1 ualism, a nd the friends of Liberal Christianity everywhere, to advance a religion which is | full of common sense, and adapted to meet all the deep needs of mankind. Resolved, T h a t m ankind has been, and is, cursed by a preaching a n d professional Chris­ tianity, and what we most need to-day is a Practical Christianity, one t h a t can be put into practice, one t h a t abolishes d runkenness, dishonesty in trade, slavery, “ the sum of all villainies,” and ignorance; a Christianity t h a t proposes the elevation of woman, gives her equal rights with her equal, m an ; and that we who a rc here assembled will do all we can to put down a mere professional Christianity, and teach and live, in our daily life, a Chris­ tianity of love, justice, goodness, and a fra­ ternal Brotherhood. Resolved, T h a t war is an evil of incalculable m agnitude, but nevertheless a necessity in the present condition of the social and political condition of the race, and th a t no adequate remedy is presented by the religious organi­ zations, Catholic or P r o testan t; therefore Resolved, T h a t the only hope for the final exterm ination of this terrible scourge th a t h , already used up 1,400,000,000, is involved in the Spiritual Philosophy, a n d depends upon t.bo conduct of its defenders.” th e conduct of its defen loral qualities are transm issable.” — Beecher. ischief is n a t u r a l ; goodness is artifi- II. II'. Beecher. : audience who listened to both of the expressions in one sermon, m u st have uttered a t the com pliment paid their gence, as well as their parentage. P O I S O N IN L I Q .U O R S . Dr. Hiram Cox, Chemical Inspector of Liquors for southern Ohio, gave a lecture a j few evenings since a t the Cooper Institute, on the Adulteration of Liquors. The s trength of ; the Temperance hope of to-day rests, we are ! confident, in the retort o f the chemists, and ; the argum e n ts th a t m u st have weight arc ! such stubborn facts as follow, respecting the j a d u lteration of liquors: j “ Dr. Cox stated th a t during the last five years he had made 2,679 analyses. Of these, but 350 were genuine, a n d 200 were mixed. I All the balance were adulterated with such things as sulphuric acid, prussic acid, strych­ nine, stramonium , pepper, &c. Lately he had I e xamined some 20 samples in Philadelphia. One sample of b eer gave sulphuric acid, alum, | s u lphate of iron, salt, water. There was none of the extract of m alt. He did not find a i single pure article of brandy in th a t city, j W hile reading his lecture on brandy, a dealer came up with a bottle a n d offered h im $2,500 to show th a t there was anything but brandy in t h a t brandy. He analyzed it, and found n o thing but whisky, rot-gut, corn-whisky, fusil oil, nitric ether, and pepper. But lie didn’t g e t the $2,500. A gentlem a n by the name of Probasco, Judge Probasco, told him th a t his wife was in delicate health, a nd was advised to take a spoon full two o r three times a day. The Judge was also in feeble h e a lth, and he begged the Doctor to analyze it. He found a great quantity of sulphuric acid and prussic acid. I t was well known th a t the prussic acid came from cherry laurel. They generally put from 3 to 5 ounces in a gallon of whisky, to give it age. To, d estroy the fusil oil, sulphuric acid was added to whisky, in connection with quick lime. D R . H A L L O N W O M E N , I N F A N T S , A N D I D I O T S . W ithout often seeing more than floating extracts from it, we had some tim e since come to regard “ Ilall’s Journal of Health\ as syno­ nymous w ith good sense a nd p ractical wisdom. The health m axim s from its pages, are gene­ rally full of m erit, and m a n y of them will become standard as authorities. T i c April num b er came to us in exchange, and we opened i t w ith avidity, stum b ling at the out­ set upon a long and diluted witticism, headed “ Bread a n d M ilk,” being a n attem p ted ridi­ cule of the vegetarians. Its general scope satisfies us th a t however reliable Dr. Hall m ay be in cases of physical disease, he makes a poor prescriber for m ental or spiritual ills and weaknesses. One paragraph concludes thus : “ The most tantalizing sight we ever had, was a jaunty Bloomer of seventeen, black eyes a n d a world of c u rls.” Of course the next sentence has “ free love” among its first adjectives. We q u o te: “ But how is i t when we m eet a v egetarian, lie is a lm o st sure to be a phrenologist, a free lover, a root doctor, a woman’s rights, a mes­ merist, a Spiritualist, a socialist, a cold water- ist, a ranting abolitionist, an alm egator of the Bible, the Sabbath day, and “ the religion of his fathers!” The Editor is persuaded th a t observation will carry him out in the assertion, t h a t in the vast m ajority of cases, a m an who advocates one o f these isms will, if pressed, advocate them all. We say this in no spirit of ridicule or intolerance, but utter it as a fact, w ith a view to draw ing a whole­ some, truthful, and practical lesson there­ from ; and i t is this, th a t in health, in dietet­ ics, in ethics, in politics a nd religion, extreme views arc always unsafe, disorganizing, and destructive ; and th a t the wisest p lan, especial­ ly fo r the young, fo r women, and fo r all unculti- ted minds, is to malce the fact that a thing is radical, extreme, or new, a most conclusive reason fo r keep­ ing aloof from it, until the clergyman, or other ed­ ucated or mature-minded person of the place, has given it a thoughtf ul examination and an unequivocal approval. ’ ’ There is an implied recognition of the uni­ versality a nd harm o ny of reform, in the in­ tended sarcasm of Dr. Hall, which we heartily accept, a nd vegetarians will, we d o u b t n ot, feel grateful for the tolerably ju s t com pliment paid them . One-idca-ism is no finality, and every advocate of a single reform idea, is sure, ultim a tely, to become a true Cosmopol­ itan Reformer. For the unm anly fling a t the intelligence and rational capacity of women, contained in the italicised portion of our extract, we have no wish to express our contem p t. It is a gratuitous insult on the p a rt o f a son, brother, and m ayhap husband, for which we can find no excuse. I t is even more unjust and sweeping than Blackstone’s catalogue— ‘ ‘m ar­ ried women, infants, and idiots.” We are at a loss to account for this narrow -m inded­ ness on the part of one who is so often found on the side o f sound sense. As for the danger from extrem e views, the Doctor forgets th a t not a page of his journal, but would a t some day have been regarded as ‘ ‘extreme. ’ ’ The radicals of to-day are the con­ servators of to-morrow. . And no fear but th a t each will counterbalance the other, and ! the safe slow-and-sure law of progress’etcr-i , n ally prevail H U M A N I T Y A N D H O U S E S W A N T E D . In a m orning paper, of a day or two ago, j we find the following advertisem ent : “ W anted to R knt —By the Rev. Henry High- land Garnet, pastor of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church, a colored gentleman, a small, genteel house, at n rent of not more than $500. This gen- I tlcman has called at fifteen houses, having bills on | them, and has been invariably assured “ not for j niggers or colored people.” The subscriber desires to know if there is sufficient religion, humanity, | and courtesy in New York to answer favorably at I No. 52 Laurens St.” J The Rev. Henry Highland Garnet differs j from most others of his fellow-creatures of this city, who live in houses venting for $500 and upwards, in several particulars. He is by nature quite as intelligent, and by education a good deal more cultivated, than a large m ajority of thoso who pay those band- some sums for the rent of their dwellings. In his walk and conversation lieis quite equal to the larger proportion of th a t class, and in his manners much their superior. He is an ordained clergyman, whose business it is to save souls, more or less effectually, to I which duty he is undoubtedly faithful : and his life, we are quite sure, w ithout taking it for granted th a t profession and practice in that calling are always m accordance, illus- I trates the work to which he is devoted. He differs from them also in ®iis, that the color­ ing m a tter beneath his epidermis is of a sound, pure black, without a ny admixture of a dirtyish white. But, though black, lie is comely ; though black, he is learned; though black, he is gifted with eloquence ; though black, he is well-bred; though black, he is moral ; though black, hois pious, a n though black—black as the ace of spades—he is a l t o gether a man, who, had he in his early infancy been throughly skinned down to the primi­ tive granules, and covered with a new cuticle of another hue, would long ere this have lived in a house three parlors deep, at a rent not a penny under $1,200 a year, have had the bronchitis, and been sent to Europe, with an addition of $5,000 to his salary to pay his expenses. As it is, his bronchial tubes arc in perfect condition ; no pious old ladies of cither sex are concerned lest the dolorous wheeze of his drowsy piston, which may come of fat, is caused by iinflammation ; his salary for the cure of souls is probably less than he could earn, as a white man, by the cure of bacon ; bis talents arc n a u g lit; bis eloquence is n a u g h t ; his piety n a u g h t ; his morals, his manners, his manliness, his cul­ ture, his faithfulness are all naught, and, unlike the fox spolccn of in Scripture, lie has no hole into which to put his head. The im- f maculate wisdom of our Constitutional pa­ rents m ay have so arranged our social and political institutions that “ the black man has no rights which the white m an is hound to respect,” but we nevertheless cannot help feeling th a t this particular black m an—the Rev. Mr. Garnet—lias some reason for feeling th a t the rule, in his case, calls for the exer­ cise o f more patience and forbearance than can be reasonably looked for even in one of th a t self-denying and humble profession to which he belongs. We are by no means desirous to deny the difficulties which environ this Negro question. But one thing in regard to it we are perfectly sure of—th a t we shall n e v e r begin to solve it till we b ring to bear upon it first a little com!j mon hum anity, and then a little common •sense. A step will be gained when a respect­ able and educated black m an like Mr. Gar­ net can be tolerated in a decent house in a decent neighborhood, and not be compelled to bring up his family in those sinks of m a­ terial filth and moral c o rruption to which, in this virtuous city, wc banish all who are des­ picable, either because they are poor, or be­ cause they are wicked, or because they .are black.— j V. Y. Tribune. quent occurrence. They are the rule, and sickly n ervous fluid. Such become intensely I the opposite examples are the exceptions. \ aware of self—of individual feelings—of be I They lire the rule so far, th a t of the many setting wants ami necd»-of egotistic nocessi' young men th a t come from our seminaries ,• i , • with a shaky theology, not one is refused »!*'“ ’ \a\ y ’?cT , e \\I'om t.vc • A . *> j . .................... . and uncontrollable. All this is disease. Feel license. And so strong is the p ublic necessity j requiring this, in a vitiated sentim ent of the noDly a nd think only as you feel, except in ministers a n d people, th a t the num b er of our the morning hours, when it is right and ministers is comparatively small who dare healthful to think and read and study and rfjn. refuse to pass a candidate for such denials of template, whether your feelings coincide or n o t ! are now c,’mmo\ Lot every one, young or old, siek or well: among o u r young men young or old, sick or well, A gm in'of comfort is left the writer, w h o 1 r!L'h m Poor‘ try to accll'irc int«llecti,al, turns with a sense of relief from the dtgener *,'c‘a1' the8<! . hal,lta of '»«• aey of modern times to the 1 hcy wJI brm« l)eal,nB ,n tll01r wmf’'e . ... . j Of clothing, little need be suggested. Al- Oood O ld D a y s . , . ways wear n e x t to your flesh what is most “ Our memory reaches to the tim e when there was none of this laxity among orthodox ministers, when it was rare th a t one came leforc our councils with misgivings of fun- congenial to the cutaneous sensibilities. Pro­ tect weak and sensitive places with more gar- cnts than you wear upon healthy parts of damental doctrines : and rarer th a t a misgiv-1 y our body, a n d do this in opposition to what- ing one was installed. But now such cases ever “ fashion” may prevail in the surround- often occurring a re approved in councils, as a ing world of dress. At a nother time we pro- m a tter of course ; so much so, th a t every one ,„JRC t „ take up this dress-,mestion and will educated for the ministry is licensed, if h e u i.,,.../ f ask' it ; and every one accepting a call, is in- ! ™ ftbhtam from further remark in this stalled ; and every one dismissed, for causes co“ nec 10n- not affecting morals, is recommended, be their , Exercises should always he directed to reach errors what they may. If there are cxccp-1a“d strengthen the weakest and most undevel- tions to this rule, they are so few as to be oped parts of the body. A private gymna- easily counted.” sium is less expensive than a silk dress. A , -w,— --------- „ --------.— ---------------------- ------ j whole family may be benefited by an outlay per annum about equal to the cost of tobacco for the masculines d uring th a t period. Long walks are m any times,worse than no exercise whatever. Horse-back riding in the after- | noon, or d riving about in an open carriage, is H o w to B a lan c e th e B r a i n a n d Body, j much better than long walks - especially the ! D e a r S i r : —I have already received im- j farm er—yet, as the h um an constitution ismade I p o rtant instruction from your “ Answers to ! for every imaginable variety of motion, no one Correspondents,” hut I w a n t a little m ore— I exercise can ever comprehend and stand sub- am suffering for want of it. You say, “ har- stitute for all other kinds. And remember, ...... : possible only when both brains, th a t w h a t we term ‘‘Best” is not inaction, l>ut-a change of occupation ; a different form of motion, another employment of the same The Physician. ‘The whole need not a physician, but they that are j O R T H O D O X Y A T A D I S C O U N T . We find in the New York Observer a few m o u rnful (!) paragraphs copied from a pam­ phlet recently issued from Boston, entitled, ‘ * Views in New England Theology, a new Apos- tacy, or a word to the Laodiceans. ’ ’ Our o r­ thodox friends arc slightly troubled. The w riter thus speaks ... the condition of things in T h e o l o g i c a l S c h o o l s . “ Such is the c u rrent setting towards error, among candidates for the m inistry, th a t re­ cent! v there were five cases in one of o u r the­ ological schools of young m en who had slid into Universalism. But very few of the cases of defection come to the public eye. I t has become so common for ecclesiastical bodies to baulk in their work, th a t a single case creates little rem a rk, and small pains are taken to bring the current cases to public notice. We have now in our m ind’s eye a case, which never was publicly named, in which the pas­ tor elect denied God’s particular Providence, and a n y special energy of the Spirit in regen- | eration, and carried this denial consistently out over the correlate doctrines, to a position below Arminianism ; yet by a council as sound as the average, he was installed. This is a sample of m any instances th a t are never pub­ lished. Then not long since one was pub­ lished, wherein the candidate avowed the p re­ existent theory—hold that Christ was capable of sinning— “ unequivocally denied th e im­ putation of Adam’s sin to his posterity, both I in the mediate and immediate sense ” — “ af­ firmed t h a t there is no sin but in the act” — I was lame on justification, and grudged to | allow, even in the sense adm itted by the younger Edwards, that the justice of God I was satisfied by Christ. Yet the council I were unanim o u s in his installation.” I Trusting to the same authority, the state of things is little better respecting L i c e n s e d C a n d i d a t e s . “ We are in the constant hearing of in­ stances, in which young men are licensed, after m aking sad work with gospel truth. Now and then an inkling of this comes before the public. There was lately published in the Boston Recorder, a protest of two members of an association against the action of the body, in licensing several young men, who denied the full inspiration of the Scriptures ; I boldly disavowed the docrines of the cate­ chism ; were radically defective on the doc- ! trines of depravity, regeneration and the atonem ent. In this instance, an association I of professedly orthodox ministers sanctioned the entrance of such men into the m inistry. A year ago twelve young men from Andover | were examined for licensure b y the Salem As- j sedation. Five of them were very sound, and seven were very defective ; to the five an unqualified license was given: and into J th e license given to the others, there was an i intim ation inserted, that they had occasion to ' reconsider their views on several important doctrines. This the young m en judged, and perhaps rightly, to be no better- than no li­ cense. So they returned it, and applied to; the Essex South Association, who gave them clean papers. We have more recently come j to the knowledge of a case in which a young man, who has embraced Universalism, and left an orthodox seminary, was licensed by an j orthodox association. The worst of it is these cases are N o t E x c e p t i o n s . “ If these instances of unpardonable laxity in introducing men to the m inistry were ex­ ceptions to a general rule, there would be less cause of alarm in them. But they are of fre-1 | mony | back and front, are equally exercised.” Phy I sicians have told me th a t my continued poor health was the result of an undue a c tivity in the frontal lobe of the brain, which robbed | the rest of the system of its v itality, and that I m u st slop thinking, and c u ltivate other facul­ ties or departments of the b rain. Very likely this is good philosophy, but the question is, how to do it ? If my health depends upon the answer to this question, i t certainly is a very I important one. E. A. M. A n s w e r to M r s . E. A. M.—Your physicians are scientifically right. An undue a ctivity in I the voluntary or frontal lobe of the brain, is j c e rtain imperceptibly to refine, spiritualize, I a nd a ttenuate the sanguineous and muscular I systems ; but physiologically viewed, the op­ posite effect is c ertain to be a corresponding am o u n t of debility in the vital organization, resulting in a variety of functional weak­ nesses and prostrations, wholly u n fitting both I m ind a nd body for cheerfulness, naturalness, J a nd even ordinary beauty of expression. The | philosophy of all this we cannot stop to pre­ sent, h u t will at once define a few simple muscles and identical faculties. Finally, dear friend, wc admonish you to begin, even at this late day in your earthly life, to be harmonial and natural. U n tram ­ meled by the demon-influences of old theolo­ gy—free from the yoke of bondage to the dismal superstitions of popular creeds—open to the warm th and light of infinite dove and wisdom, as displayed all around you, as in­ carnated even in your own personal organiza­ tion—we counsel you to systematize your daily habits of feeling and of thinking; to the end that a beautiful healthfulness may he conceived and b rought forth, as the beginning of your true a n d everlasting salvation from discord and unrest. Human Rights. “ The highest expression of true religion, is universal justice.” H O R A C E G R E E L E Y ’S R E P L Y . and th a t other is something else. II. T h a t this is what we who are legally married—at all events, if married by the m in­ isters of any Christian denomination—uni­ formly covenant to do. I distinctly remem- rules in favor o f restoring an equilibrium. First. Observe w ith cheerful gratitude the The M a r r ia g e a n d D ivorce C o n troversy. j taste, the flavor, of everything you cat. T h ink of its odor, also, and endeavor to appreciate, j by feeling, the goodness a nd the v irtue or sweet- j [The following is Mr. Greeley’s answer to Mr. ness thereof. Acquire this habit as soon and j Owen s letter, published in our issue, March 2-1.] as perfectly us possible. (Of course you will | To ,,tc Hon- R°bkrt D a l e Otteh, qjr Indiana: I n o t e a t or drink any substance or fluid unless ! D ear S ir : In my form er letter, I asserted its flavor and odor are wholly congenial.) The «nd (I think) proved that \-r 1- I he established, express, unequivocal ; h a b it o f thinking upon foreign subjects while , (iictionary m eaning Df Marriage is union for I p a rtaking of food, is very unpliysiological | nfe_ W h e ther any other sort of union of ! a nd even wicked. We h ave oftentimes, while j m an and woman be or be not more rational, ; d ining w ith a friend, been interrogated upon | more benificent, more moral, more Christian, I some abstract su b ject; b u t o u r a n s w e r h a s u n i - 1 th a n this, i t is certain th a t this is Marriage, ! formly been, “ one thing at a time.\ In truth, ! no m ind can be illum inated while in the j proper act of feeding the physical organiza- i tion. Be entertained with your food. Social j converse with natural feeling, and the m irth- j her th a t my m arriage covenant was “ for bet- i ful chattings which naturally come o f it, m ake ter, lor worse.” and “ u n til death do p a rt.” business enough for the brain while eating. | 1 P™\™® >'°?rs ’\ » « ' « 8ame- The ghostly, stately, ministerial, iceberg dig- , , ], • , T “ NaBlreth; >“ °PP°»‘>>»> J . , , xi , i . to the ideas a n d usages current in his time, n.ty Of some believers m old theology, d u ring , ,uike J(,ws Bm, licntil,,s ex|lressI ! the happy process of food-taking, is hurtful ] clared Adultery to be the only valid reason I to both body a nd mind, a nd will be rebuked for dissolving a Marriage. I by every physician whose brain is sealed w ith IV. T h a t the nature and inhering reason of the crown of common sense. Be genial, be Marriage inexorably demand th a t it be indis- / r ji ^ a , - it , 11 ;,, . J soluble except for th a t one crime which de- good', be grateful! these am the only infall blc s,rovsitst.ssL tia l condition. In other word., i anti-dyspeptic medicines ; the only perlect, n0 m a n -jagC can be innocently dissolved ; but j remedy for torpid liver a n d constipation. ; o ,e husband or wife may be released from the Second. Never read upon any deep philo-1 engagement upon proof of the utter and fla- ! sophical subjects a fter twelve o’clock, A. M.; grant violation of its essential condition by inor upon any occult, abstruse, or spiritual j - o t h e r party. . T J x- a. e t> -»,r . „ „ i ! And now, allow me to say that I do n o t see i question after four n clock, P. M. no. at-1 ^ ^ 8i m .Rsfl,lly „Siails tem p t to m editate 111 the regions ol sublim- ;m v ((-f t , positions. You do not, and can­ ity, ideality, conscientiousness, or veneration, I not, deny that our standard dictionaries de- after the evening’s repast. None of these qne Marriage as I do, and deny the name to rules are positively applicable, except in cases j a ny tempora-ry arrangement ; you do not cerebrum, the front brain, has upremacy over the vitalic forces, where th gained th. and has, in consequence, become involuntary in the performance of its thought-generating functions. .This alm o st every intelligent p h y ­ sician will tell you. deny that I have truly stated Christ’s doc­ trine on the subject (whereof the Christian ceremonial of Marriage, whether in the Cath­ olic or Protestant Churches, is a standing ev­ idence) ; and 1 am willing to let your criti­ cism on Christ’s s tatem e n t pass without com­ ment. So with regard to Moses : I am con- Third. In regard to food, clothing, and ex- tent to leave Moses’s law of divorce to the ercisc. You require very little fluid of any hut pungent commentary of Jesus, and kin 1. Solids from either kingdom, the veg- tahlc or animal, in small q u antities. Hunger is indispensable to gustatory enjoyment. If you do not g et truly, a n d stoutly, a nd univer­ sally hungry-—so th a t every m o uthful is a grateful luxury at the time—then wait, go without b o th solids and fluids, until nature’s infallible voice, “ slay, and eat,” is heard emanating from every joint and organ. Then obey ; but only as you would feed an infant. unquestionably correct averm ent that “ from the beginning i t was n o t so.” But you say that, if my position is sound, I make “ a sweeping assertion” against the validity of the marriages now existing in I n ­ diana a n d other divorcing States. 0 no, Sir ! Nine-tenths of the people in those States—I tru s t n inety-nine hundredths—were married by Christian ministers, under the law of Christ. They solemnly covenanted to remain faithful until death, and they are fulfilling th a t promise. Your easy Divorce laws are nothing to them ; their consciences and their laws. Your State le j m ight decree'th a t any couple may divorce themselves at pleasure, and still those vt io « l Jesus as II,sir Divine nnd Teacher would hold fast h>_ H i s Word, and The whole digestive system will “ cry for m ore,” doubtless; but give to your m o u th j lives have no part, in th. feelingly and temperately. The divine God-i of laws is written all over the membranes of your m o u th and digestive system. Believe— obey —he grateful—and thus convert every | H ^ ^ c o r f h l g t o a '” higher l a w \ than that meal into an a c t of worship—ju s t as the bee i revised and relaxed by y< gathers honey, as the makes music, while per missions in Nature. Do not he too conscious of thinking. Some-persons think, a nd think, I ted* the eternal and m.-. v •— ----- — a n d think, until they think themselves into a [ not in accommodation to special circumstan- ship—ju s t as th e bee revised and relaxed by you. bird sings, a s w a ter! I dissent entirely from 7 ™ S ‘orming innumerable \'ords ^ intended ... ha v e n D iv o r c e m a y h a v e t)eeuI.‘\R ' n n + l . o r o n - . . local a n d te m p o r a r y a p p l i c a ti o n . U n t l i e c o n :>f existence b y jncans , [ believe he, unlike Moses, promulga- o n s thin k , and t.bink 1 1 . . 1 Vi'w. ,.fernal and universal law, founded

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