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BY H. C. BLINN.

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After this they had no need to fear as the ISSACHAR BATES.-N0. 5.

Governor became their friend. On their second visit to Busro they were at the mercy of

a mob ut twelve men. “They had ropes with At the time the community was formed at which the intended to bind us. The leader Union Village the Believers suffered much stepped forward and said. Come, prepare from the bands of cruel persecutors. It re- yourselves to move. ally does seem that when a man turns from Move where? said I. righteousness, that God does give him over Out of this Country, and we intend to fix to a reprobate mind to do what at other times you. he would be ashamed to do. Instead of a Well, said I, have you any precept? man of reason he becomes more like a wild Yes, precept enough for you. beast, and destroys all he can find in the way. You must show it, said I. These evil minded persons would come time With an oath he ccmmanded us to get on after time and break the glass in the windows, our horses, for, said he, you shall go. throw down the fences, cut down the orchards Well, said I, we shall not go with a mob. and even set fire to the buildings. Those Another of the gang ther. spoke. who may, at this date, make a visit to the If you don't go and get your horses, I will peace loving Shakers. of Union Village would get them, for you shall go, so where are they? hardly suppose that they were obliged to pur- In Berry's stable, but if you get them we chase their home amidst such cruelties. shall not get on them.

In 1806 Benjamin, Issachar and Richard Well, then we will put you on. visited Kentucky and held meetings in the And we shall get off again several places where the Believers lived, and Then we will tie you on. were blessed by additional numbers being But you will have a hard juj of it before ready to accept the word of faith.

you get through. In June 1806 Peter Pease, Samuel Turner, By this time some of the mob were laughConstant Mosely, Eldress Ruth Farrington, ing, and said, “Come let us go.'

So they Lucy Smith, Molly Goodrich, Ruth Darrow, started, but looked back, to say,

ain't Martha Sanford and Prudence Farrington gone before Saturday night, you shall go dead were sent from the Society at New Lebanon to or alive. assist the western Believers.

Very well, said I. The missionary work still continued an.) Saturday was muster day, and we expected Issachar enjoyed his new home but a few some of them would come to our place intoxweeks at a time. With Richard or Malcham, icated and perhaps trouble us. We informed or Matthew or at times with all of them he the Governor of the affair and on Sabbath would leave home for two) and three months, morning he sent a magistrate and another ofand hold meetings in many parts of Ohio, ficer and they prevented any disturbance.” Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. The work It would seem that Issachar was somewhat of evangelizing continued very active till 1811 skilled in mason work as he helped the Brethand the societies of Ohio and Kentucky were ren at Pleasant Hill in building some chimformed into a covenantal order.

neys and in doing other brick work. Wbile in Indiana Issachar called to see From 1801 to 1811 Issachar kept an acGov. Harrison, and to inform him that the count of the distance he traveled, and alBelievers had been preaching their faith in though most of these he walked, the sum Busro, “and we want,” said Issachar, "to reached not less than 38.000 miles. know if there are any laws in this territory On Issachar's return to Union Village, he to protect the people.” “The same law said was asked to go to Busro and again assist the the Governor that there is in any of the Uni- Believers in that place. “ It was a long and ted States. You have a right to preach your wearisome journey of not less than 240 miles. faith, and any one has a right to embrace it. For 150 miles of this distance there was not So you need not fear, I will protect you." a house nor a cabin to be seen, and for m

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it was water, water, water, with no bridges licious meal. On reaching White River they and we were compelled to cross the rivers by found that also filled with floating ice but fortwading or swimming.

unately obtained a good canoe and a man to My companion on this trip was good broth- assist them in crossing the river. At the er John Knox. He had a small sum of house of this friendly guide they were also money committed to his charge, and it was able to obtain some additional food which they my privilege to act as his guard and protect ate in humble thankfulness. Having crossed him from the robbers. We, however, made this river in safety they made a journey of a safe passage through that wild and wicked one day and reached a “fork" of the same world, and were gladly received by our gos- stream which had also overflowed its banks pel friends.”

and was now not less than two ard one half Issachar relates the incidents of one jour- miles wide. This was the last flooded pasney from Union Village to Busro when the sage which they must make but their feet were party consisted of Elder Benjamin Youngs, badly swollen, from severe exposure and they Richard McNemar and himself. They lett were obliged to wade through the snow and Union Village on the 16th of January 1809, ice without shoes. After reaching the dry with provisions for five days but were com- land once more they obtained some Indian pelled to make it hold out for sixteen. In moccasins which afforded them much comfort some of the rivers the ice had already broken so that on the remainder of the journey, some up and the banks overflowed so that they thirty miles, they renewed their strength and were detained much beyond what they had reached their friends in Busro in a very comanticipated.

fortable condition. This journey was made on foot as Issachar

(TO BE CONTINUED.) says there was neither track of man beast through the forests. They were five days in reaching the Indiana line on account

DECORATION. of the floods and floating ice of Laughrey's creek. Each had his staff and knap.ack with an extra blanket for use at night. For sev. DECORATION is a duty every one should well discharge, eral days they were obliged to wade through But when done upon the surface it should e'er be

done at large! the mud of the marshy flats or river bottoms,

Number one is of important consequence while water tell from the clouds without

in most men's eyes. measure.

Some think man's a God-like being, They were, however, men that trusted in some that he's a show worth seeing, the mercy and protection of God and He And just there the difference lies. kindly led them through all dangers in a mar- I believe in cultivating God's demense around velous manner. They believed in prayer,

us spread, and fervently and effectually, on their knees, And in decorating human beings at the heart and in

the head. in that wilderness they sought the kind care

There is where your decoration is not vain and false of an over-ruling Providence.

and weak; They were obliged to encamp for a few In the heart that beats with beauty, in the head that's days on the banks of one stream that was not

prompt in duty, less than six miles in extent, as the ice was

There for fine things I would seek. too thin to support them. On the third day Decorate the souls God gave us,

clothe our mortal frames with graces, they ventured on this dangerous passage and were frequently wading in the water where it Knowing that true worth and beauty

shines in costumes less than faces. was not less than three feet deep. They were Decorate our minds and make them finally obliged to build a raft in order to make centers where loved virtues meet, a safe passage across the Mushakitak river.

Leaving decorated clothing

To the fallen creatures roving Near this stream they found a part of a wild

Homeless, graceloss, lives of loathing turkey that the foxes had killed. This they In the gaslight on the streets. dressed and smoked and then enjoyed one de

-Life Illustrated.

WILLIAM WIRT BIKES.

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teaching the remaining eight, and in enTRUE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION.

deavoring to insure their recognition by the

pupils as their best guides and as indispensaConscious of the immense power of the ble links in that religious chain which binds religious sentiments in the human mind, and them to their Creator and imposes upon them of the impossibility of separating them with the primary duty of seeking to know and do out violence from their vital union with the His will in all things. This done, let the moralities, I have all along felt that the plan parents and priests teach what they deem of excluding religion from education was in- truth on the two disputed points, in addition herently a defective one, which could not to the religious principles thus daily and continue to hold its place against the assaults hourly inculcated and brought into practice of reason and truth. In the past position of among both teachers and pupils. the question, it was best which could be fol- It may be said that this is what is done allowed, and was defensible as the smallest of ready. But there is a difference. At present several evils among which society was com- the line of separation between religious and pelled to choose. As such I still advocate secular education is drawn sharply, and in and defend it; but I think it important that it the school the pupil is not taught that the should be defended and advocated on its true natural arrangements he studies or sees in grounds, and not as in itself proper and de- play around him have been devised by Divine sirable. Instead, therefore, of recommend Wisdom for his guidance and happiness, nor ing the separation of secular from religious are his feelings interested in securing obediinstruction, as in themselves distinct, I would ence and gratitude to God as a moral and readopt the true grounds, and in answer to the ligious duty in return. The arrangements of wish of some to make all education religious, nature are taught simply as “knowledge" say: Yes, I agree with you entirely that all coming from nobody, and leading only to education must be based on religion and that worldly advantage, not personal happiness. the authority of God should be recognized by Religion again is taught not as the complement us all as the only infallible standard in every of that knowledge, leading the mind back to thing; but that we may know what we are God and bearing at every moment on our talking about, let us understand distinctly welfare, but as a something apart, which does what each of us means by religion. Stand- not dovetail with our conduct or duties. In ing on such a basis, we cannot be shaken by short, the prominent idea in the minds of both either Jew or Gentile, Calvinist or Lutheran teachers and taught, under the present naThen comes the discussion, What is religion? tional system, is, that secular knowledge and A, says it is a code embracing, suppose, ten religion are distinct, and have no natural principles in all. On examination B, C, and connection; and hence neither exercise its D find that, say, eight of these refer to prac- legitimate influence. tical matters directly influencing conduct and But the result will be different if it be reccharacter, and that they approve of them as ognized universally that, taught as it ought to true; but each affirms that the remaining two be, all the knowledge conveyed is inherently are church dogmas, untrue, dangerous to sal- religious, and calculated, necessarily to bring vation and deserving of all reprobation. the creature and the Creator into more imFor these B proposes to substitute other two, mediate contact, and to develop feelings of but is, in his turn, voted wrong by A, C, and love, admiration, reverence, and submission D. The latter two follow with their substi- to the Divine will. Let it be proclaimed and tutes, and are each condemned; all, mean- understood that the inevitable tendency of while, admitting the eight practical principles knowledge is to lead the mind to the Creator, to be sound and necessary to happiness. and that wherever it is taught without this Here it is plain that if the children of all are result there is and must be a defect of method, to attend the same school a compromise must or a fault in the teacher, which ought instanttake place; and while all agree to leave out ly to be remedied. Let it be proclaimed to the two articles, they may cordially unite in the four corners of the earth, that education, rightly conducted, is religious in the highest of their interpretation of His written wisdom degree, although embracing none of the tenets and ways. This is a tyranny to which human peculiar to sects or parties, and that a • god reason can not continue to submit, and the less education” is a contradiction and a mor- sooner they are put on the defensive the al impossibility. It would be as logical to better. speak of a solar light without a sun. Every Science is, in its very essence, so inher. truth, moral, physical, or religious, springs ently religious, and leads back so directly to from, and leads directly to, God; and no God at every step, and to His will as the rule truth can be taught, the legitimate tendency of our happiness, that nothing would be easier of which is to turn us away from God or more delightful or more practically improv

Instead, therefore, of giving in to the op- ing to human character and conduct than to ponents of national education, and admitting exhibit even its minutest details as the emanaa real separation between secular and relig- tions of the Divine wisdom, and their indicaious knowledge, I would proclaim it as the tions as those of the Divine will for our guidhighest recommendation of secular knowl- ance. In a well-conducted school-room or edge that it is inherently religious, and that college-hall, the religious sentiments might the opponents are inflicting an enormous evi'be nourished with the choicest food para on society by preventing philosophers and passu with every advance in intellectual teachers from studying and expounding its knowledge. The constant practice of exhibreligious bearings. If this were done it iting the Deity in every arrangement would would lay the odium at the right door, and cultivate habitually that devotional reverence show that the sticklers for exclusive church and obedience to His will which are now ineducation are the real authors of “a gigantic culcated only at stated times, and apart from scheme of godless education,” in attaching everything naturally calculated to excite such importance to their own peculiar tenets them. So far from education or knowledge on certain abstract points; that rather than proving hostile to the growth of religion in yield the right of conscience to others, they the minds of the young, they would in truth are willing to consign society at large to an constitute its most solid foundation, and best absolute ignorance of the ways of God as prepare the soil for the seed to be atterward exhibited in the world in which He has placed sown by the parent and priest, who would them, and to all the misery, temporal or eter- then receive from school a really religious nal, certain to result from that ignorance. child fashioned to their hands, instead of be

It must be admitted that, as at presenting, as now, presented only with the stony taught, much of our knowledge is not relig. soil and the rebellious heart. jous; but this is an unnatural and avoidable, The practical inference from all this is, not a necessary evil, and it has arisen, in a that while we continue to advocate the exclugreat measure, from the denunciations of the sion of sectarianism of every hue from our party opposed to the diffusion of education. educational institutions, we are so far from By stigmatizing as infidel and godless what-wishing to exclude religion itself, that our ever knowledge was not conjoined with their chief desire is to see all education rendered own peculiar creerl, they deterred men from much more religious than it has ever been or touching upon or following out the religious ever can be under the present system. To aspects of knowledge; and if they be allowed make religion bear its proper fruit, it must to maintain longer the wall of separation they become a part and parcel of every-day life have erected, the result will continue to be It must, in fact, he mixed up with all we the same as in times past. The only way to think, feel, and do; and if science were meet them is to turn the tables and denounce taught as it ought to be, it would be felt to them as the obstructors ard enemies of re. lead to this, not only withcut effort but necligious education, because they refuse to al-cssarily. God is the creator and arranger of low any exposition of the Divine wisdom and all things; and wherever we point out a use arrangements and will "vhich does not also and pre-arranged design we necessarily point assume the equal infallibility and importance to llim. If we can then show that the design

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