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rently, was doing well in the world. But for some reason or other none of his surplus funds were appropriated towards the payment of the debt due for his farm. The interest accumulated and was not paid, and the seller called at his house and insisted upon payment. The man finally told him that the whole account should be paid within a certain time. Before the creditor left the house, however, one of the children disclosed the source from which the expected funds were to come—it was from the Lottery. The farmer died soon after, leaving his family heirs to nothing but the spirit of lottery gambling.
The most obstinate case of this disease that I have ever known, was that of a man who resides not 30 miles from this place. Some time ago I knew him as a thriving, industrious mechanic, with good habits and a good trade. About eight years since he left this part of the country, and I saw nothing more of him until about two years since, when I met him, and he gave me a history of his life for the previous six years. When he left this country he went to Ohio for the purpose of collecting a note that belonged to his father's estate. He did not succed in obtaining the money, but took horses, I believe, in payment. He exchanged the horses for a patent right for a threshing machine—went to Pittsburg to build his machine, and when it was completed, found it was not worth one copper. As he did not like to return without money to pay his brothers for their part of the note, he commenced working at his trade at Pittsburg—then went on board a steam-boat as a ship carpenter-made two or three trips on the Mississippi—worked at New Orleans, and in the adjacent country, and after having collected together three or four hundred dollars, took passage in a ship for New-York, on his way home. When he arrived in New-York he found wages in his department were high, and he concluded to add a little to his stock of money, before he left there. Soon after he commenced work, one of his fellow labourers drew a prize of 5000 dollars in a Lottery. This induced him to try his fortune, and he commenced buying tickets. He lived in New-York about two years—had good wages all the time-was not sick ten days while there was economical and even parsimonious in all his expenditures--but paid out all the money he had previously saved, and all he earned while there, for Lottery Tickets. There was no lottery drawn but what he owned at least one ticket in it, and generally a number, and he never drew a prize during the whole time of as large an amount as the ticket cost that drew it. He left the city with just money enough to get home, and is now a
*The last bird I ever fired at,” said Lord Byron, “was an eagle on the shore of the gulf of Lepanto, near Vostizza. It was only wounded, and I tried to save it--the eye was so bright. But it pined and died in a few days; and I never have since, and never will, attempt the death of another bird.”
There was a riot on Friday afternoon opposite the Franklin Institute, in which a large number of coloured persons took a part.
The United States Court had decided that the claim of a gentleman to a runaway black man was well founded. The officers prepared to take the man to prison for safe keeping, till he should be sent out of the state; but the coloured persons assembled to the number of sixty, and attempted a rescue. In the conflict, one of the constables received some personal injury, and it is said, that the horses in the carriage were severely beaten by the multitude. It is further said, that one of the Marshal's deputies fired a pistol, and wounded one of the crowd.
The attempt at rescue did not succeed, and some of the ringleaders were taken into custody.--Phil. Gaz.
FIRE IN MOBILE.
Another fire has visited this ill-fated city.-On Wednesday the 10th, ult. a stable in the Northern section of the town, was discovered to be on fire. The stable being filled with hay, the fire rapidly spread, and consumed ten buildings, including the Theatre, before its ravages could be arrested. Mr. Ludlow the manager, is stated to have lost his all. This is the second Theatre burnt at Mobile within a year.
GREECE. Navarino, March 1.Napoli has lately been desolated by earthquakes, which were renewed for several days. Some of the houses could not resist the violence of the shocks. We have not felt them on this coast.
On the 21st of last month an old Spartan General, who was a relation of Mourginos, one of the chiefs of Magne, died at Napoli di Romana, and on the 23d Mourginos himself died. It is said that 14 members of that family lie ill at present. Mourginos, as one of the richest Captains of Magne, had lately been appointed a Senator. He was a man of distinction and received strangers well. Almost all the members of the Scientific Commission had received the most cordial hospitality from him and his death will be really a matter of affliction to them.
The papers contain some further particulars of disasters caused by the inundation of the Danube. The whole suburbs of Vienna were under water, and the north side of the river presented the appearance of a vast lake, the villages being recognised only by their churches, their spies, and the roofs of houses. A great number of persons were drowned.
In the north of Germany great damage has been sustained by the thaw. The city of Bremen was quite an island, and the neighbouring villages were under water. Many lives lost.
The Bible our rule of faith !-The right of private judgment our privilege.'
However secure, our Readers may have been, the time is now at hand, when they have need to be alarmed. True in some siates and districts of our country, but little is known of Popery, but from the great influx of Priests it is very certain that gradually a demonstration will be made upon every town, county and district in the United States. Hence the friends of the Bible, throughout the world, feel it their duty, to put the people on their guard. Spain and Portugal shew bow miserable and wretched the people are, where Po. pery has the ascendancy. Though education is entirely neglected in those countries, yet in free countries, no other engine can well be used, but the appearance of a design to educate the rising generation. Children, before they have been instructed to read the Bible, can, with facility, be induced to adopt errors, and, if we feel any regard for our descendants, it behoves us, to spread the truth before the whole world.
Ministers and people of the Protestant church, may doubt the propriety of dwelling upon this subject. We know that many well disposed christians, ardently devoted to the Bible, imagine, that nothing is to be feared, but this is not a sufficient cause, to silence watchmen. God has also called us to the work, and we will not de grade the name of him, by which we are distinguished from other regiments engaged in the war, against error and superstition.
In Frederick, there are comparatively speaking but few families, attached to the Romish Church. Within a few years however, a large edifice has been built as a Seminary for boys. In this are now educated perhaps 80. or 90 boys, generally the sons of Protestants, , Vol. V. No.4.
who paid their $50 toward defraying the expense of the building, and are required still to pay additional sınall sums. These boys see and hear the forms and doctrines of the Romish church, and is it not highly probable that many, will gradually embrace Popery? A building has also been erected, for girls, of whom a considerable number that attend are Protestants of different denominations. These also have every temptation in their way, to be drawn to the worship of the Virgin Mary, Agnes, Catharine, &c. In addition to both, an orphan asylum has been erected, in which are girls of Protestant Parents, all of which, will of course become nuns. The appearance of charity acts well upon some minds, but seldom does an orphan leave the asylum, to become useful to the world, and active in a church, that acknowledges no other head, than Jesus Chirst and no other rule of faith than the Bible.
Moved by these facts, we have in several numbers, given an exposition of Popery, by extracts from different works, which are incontrovertably true. Would to God, we could give a different picture! Knowing, that in Frederick, no greater convenience was afforded to Jesuits, than may be looked for elsewhere, we concluded to devote the greater part of this number, to the subject at issue enabling every one to judge of it for himself, in defiance of the subterfuges and subtlety of errorists, and then to act accordingly. If however, our appeals shall be in vain ; If the spirit of Luther does no longer exist among Protestants, then shall we have discharged our duty, and the Intelligencer with a host of other centinels of different denominations, may perish. As for ourselves, we shall cling to Jesus, for we cannot otherwise, so help us God, Amen.-Editor.
WITHHOLDING THE SCRIPTURES BY THE ROMISH
The cunning, jesuitical manner in which attempts are made to close the eyes of the people, from seeing the truth, must eventually fail. Whilst the propriety of calling those who profess the Romish religion, Papists, is questioned, and condemned as unjust, the Pope is acknowledged as Lord and Master. Ridiculing what is known to be true as characteristic of Popery, and when “soul destroying errors of Popery” are spoken of, to ask, “Is our religion soul-destroying,
which educates the poor—which takes the orphan of any denomination under protection,"will never answer. Is there cne Protestant teacher engaged in any Roman Seminary? Is the Bible read and recommended ? Is there an orphan once in the power of Sisters of charity, permitted on the Sabbath to attend the Protestant churches? Although the scriptures state, that there is but one Mediator, are not children impressed, by various means, with the idea, that there are many Mediators ? “that it is good and profitable to desire the intercession of saints reigning with Christ in heaven !” Are not the names of Mary, St. Michael, Anthony, Bennet, Barnard, Dominick, Lucy, Agnes, Catharine and others as frequently pronounced in prayers as the name of the Most High? Is the Inquisition ever denounced by Mass-men (a name perhaps more agreeable than Papists) as a cruel and diabolical institution ? Are not all of the laity, deprived of one part of the communion viz. the wine? Will ever a Mass-man unite with pious christians of any Protestant family, in prayers? If he should be in the room of a sick neighbor and all others in the room should bow their knees, to approach God through Jesus Christ, will he not hasten out of the room, if possible? Will he, if by any circumstance he enters a Protestant Church, conform to the usage of rising or kneeling during prayer? Is he not taught by his “pious guide," that there is no salvation out of the Romish church? Dare a Jesuit associate, for example at a funeral, with Protestant ministers? Or will he, though invited and urged so to do, join a funeral procession, with the clergy? The answer to each interrogatory, can be given by all who live among Mass-men. There is therefore a wide difference between them and the Protestants, and this arises from the fact, that the Protestant regulates his faith by the pure Bible without note and comment, whilst Mass-men, either never read it, or judge of it, by the directions and notes of councils &c.
The following, let it be understood, by Mass-men and Protestants, we extract from the “Southern Religious Telegraph,” a paper published in Richmond Va. and edited by a gentleman of undoubted piety and talents.Editor.
“We come now to notice a practice of the Romish church which at once fixes on her the character of antichrist, namely that of withholding the scriptures from the common people. In a future number we shall consider the right of the Romish church to forbid the reading of the Scriptures. But in the present number we shall confine ourselves to the faet that they do forbid it. It has been denied by pa