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I. P. WHEELER Fcblisher.
MIDDLEBURY, JVIff 3, 1838.
To mail and village subscribers, 2,00 pcr an
num, if paid within the year 2,50 payable af
ter the close of tlie volume.
A Jiberal deduction raade to Compames.
No paper discontinued till all arrearagcs are
paid, unk'ss at the option of the publisher.
Hr Advcrtisemcnts con'picuously inscrted
on reasonablc tcrms; and continued till fo.bid
unless accompanicd liy direciions.
2Joc t r 22.
From the Columbm Jonrnal anJ Kegistcr.
O, vcs, 1 tal-e tlie papers
Their trilling cost is nevcr missed,
A Itlinnrrn l vp Luuu lui lutn
Upon the I'nuter's list.
Talk notof warriors Faust tcleascd
Eirth from the terrors ofher kings
He twirled his slick, and darkness ccased,
And morning streamed aloo the East,
On Freedom's burnished wings.
O yes. 1 lake the papers,
And scnsnnd daushters tallandsmall
For thcv have bnen, through thick and thin,
The pastimeof us all.
'Twas nobly said, thatshould a star
JJestricken from tlie dotne of Night,
A Printing Press, if ttationed there
Vv'ould fill the vacuum toa hair,
And slicd a broadcr lijht.
That man who t:ikes no papers,
Or laking, pajs nnl whea tliey're read,
Would sdl h s eorn to tuy ;i 'fioin,"'
And live ou borrowcd bread.
The Printer opes his "wide domains
. Of Scicnwe scattcrs Education
All o'er the land like April rains:
And yct his Iabor and liis pains
Are half his coaipeiisation.
Printing-Office, May, 1833.
T E M P E R A N C E .
To the Rdilor of the Vermont Slatc.vncn:
Sir: In yo'jr paper of April 11, you statc
that a largo public niceting, recently holdon in
Boston, had voted that tho bill before tlie Le
gislature of Massachusct's, prohibiting the sale
ofardcnt spirits by retail, exccpt by druggists
as a tncdicine, is inexpedient and unconstitu
tional. And you proceed to express the pcr
suasion ihat nubho sur.tirnent, in nli rfctions of.
iCAy, wii: .uan put mi t.iu-..m.j...,.ovJ, ; .i,.,. (!. 2ur.$4 "St .ob i::. Ti.o ) sweet smilo w.th whicli Marv 'necta me when !
end to th-jm. on the grounu tnat iney are wroug j,ls, ,3 4V(. rciieat any jumWe of ontire
nnd mischievous, wrong in principle and m:s ,y jevo;j of- maaniiig, ard tben pronouncc iiis
chievoUs in thcir in(lucnec. As you have thus ()oi! ' j,rovej !l3 to quote t,is article in support
callcd theattention of your rcaders to the sub- of lh(. UUCOIlstjluli0lia character of a law pro
joct; nnd as the House of Reprcscntalivcs of!llibi.- lh vcndin of arduiU spirit.s. Yct I
4 - . .i . .t
this State at its last session pas,scd a foriual re
solution, dcclaring a prohibitory statutc uncon
Etitutional, I would sclicit the )rivilcgo of ox
amining the subject in a few brief numbers in
your columns.
I shall not troublt; mysclfto inquiro whclhsr
a law of the character in question, is uncopli
tutional in Massi'chusetts ; but whclher it would
he so in Vermont. Thcrc is, howevcr some
little reason to regard the opinion ofthe mect-j
ing in Boston as not entiihd to the highnt
confidence, since the Legislature of 31assaciiu
sctts have cnacted such a law by a vote of more
than two toouein the House of Hciresentativcs
and of nearh thrcc to onc in tho Scnate ; and
the Supreme Judicial Court ofihat statc has re
cently dccided that such a law is cotistitutional.
And there arc ciruumstanccs connected with
ths resolution passed hy our llouse of Iltpre
scntatives, whicli cvince, that it is entitled to
little resicct and ought to h-i-c but little wcight
with the community. It was pa-scd at an ad
vanced hour ofthe night, cleven o'cbck or Ia!cr,
on the last day of the session. and whcn nearly
or quite onc half ofthe membcrs had cither left
town on lcave, or had retired to rcst. It was
nlso passed hy a lean mnjority of eleven, after
having failed, as 1 have been mformed, of being
rejected by an ovcrwhelming vote, mercly out
of tendcrness to the mover. We are left cn
tirelyinthc dark as to the gronnds on which
the resolution was adoptcd. I have ncver sccn
any reason allegcd by any one of tlicsc who
voted in the allinnativc in viudication of his
-VQto. I have nevcr known any article of tlie
constitution whcthcr contained in the declarn
tion of rights or the subsequent portion of it,
ppecified as sustainiiig tho resolution in ques
tion. The amount of all the rcasons, which
Mr. Dec, who ir.troduced the resolution and
iirged its adoption with much zeal and persc
verencc, advanced in its support, as far, at least,
as I have becn able to learn, was, thal he had
always uscd a little, and rcaJhj thought that it
didhimgood. It will hardly be admitted by
any intelligent community, that it. must, of
course be unconstitutional to throw any impcdi-
ment in thewav of a man sobtaming whatcvor
mav decm, on grounds however crroneous",
?service, cven should the public good imperi-
ously demand it.
In my investigation of this subject,l shall first
inouirc whether a law nrohibitina the trafiic in
sairituous liauors would be unconstitutional,
and, thcn cxamine the question of the cxpcdi
ency of a measure of that character.
1 takc this course, because, if a prohibitory
statutc would be unconstitutional, it must be idle
to discuss the point of expcdiency ; as in that
p.n:r nr:hJn!T can riffhtfullv be doilC, till tllC
a --o v
constitution shall be amcnded.
1. In the first place not an article ofthe con
stitution has been or can be pointed out, at all at
variance with prohibition and the most absolute
cnd uncompromising prohibition. I have ex-
amhictl tlie constitution, again and again, from
beginning to cnd, and assoit with fearless con-fidt-nce,
that no provision of that instrument cnn
bo found, which clashcs at all with the principle
of interdiction.
There is r.oihing, which, at the first glanco
nnd taken hy itself, looks so much like suppor
ting tho doctrine of th'i unconstitutionality of a
prohibitory law, as tho first part of tho firet ar
ticlc of tho deelaraiion of Rigiits. That aiticle
ahserts that " all rnen are born cqually frcc and
independent, and havc certain natural, inherent,
and inalieiiable riglits, aruong whicli, arc en-
- Itrt i I 11. .
joyinganu ueienuing uiu anu nueny ; acquir-
iii, nossessiii'' and p'otetni propertv ; anu
piiiuing and ohtaining imppincas and safety."
ioiv if we stay hero tite ariicle f tita cntircly of
jroving tha point in que.-tio;i. Jf a man 1ms
iIkj right of 'acqu:ri:ig, pose.ssing and protecU
iii piojicrtyt' it does not follow, as a cloar and
iiiuvitableconsequum e, that tlie lavcan lay hini
ut:dcr no n sinunti as to tha menns, v.hich he
eii)jios fc r this purposc. The conduct of mon
is con.s;anily iniorfered with on this subjecj; and
no onoenn dnubt that it is uoihj ngiitiully and
No mai: can roquirc that he bn left at liherty
to acqiiire prorierty by acts of vilainv, by frand
or Ihtit or robbLry. And v.hat arc tlie legtti
mato lncans to bc
ful course to bc uu
witii i!:o law to d
rijiht of ' purauing and o!!uinini: happ
and safet ," is it to be admiticd as a suro and
unavoidable inferenee, that he is authorised to
claim an e.xenijition from restraint on his vic-
ious iiich:iat:o:is and inay tnstst on the prtvi-
legcof induljiing liimself in Iiecntiousness and
picfi.gacy in cour.s.is il war with tiie wclfare of
of o:ln.rji ai:d with the great mterwts of the
romiiuiiiiij ? Tl.o iaw pioliibits in a largo va
rie'y of fornis and witiiuiit any hesitation, vic
ious indulgcnccs, iuid oar whole hystem of le
giIation is icgiilntt d by tho ob lously somu!
pnncsple, tli.it a :nan ha.s the rigit of pnrsaing
ipipjiiness o!i!y by snoh means, as aru in accor
dunec wiih tliu dict.ites of virtuu and aro cnni-
natible v.ilh t!ie inoi;.is and tho v.oll-beiii!' of
IJut, when we proceed to tho subsequent pait
of tiiC articie. uo we lind it provided, that no
prohi'siLo.i of tho traflic in tir.icn! spirits sii.ill
be cnactcd .' On tlie contrary, wo ee at once,
that the whole has no: tna inost rcmote refer
cneo to the snbjecl under discussion. ' Therc
fore,' the artieio reads, no malo person born
in this coun'.iy or brought from ovcr tlie tca.
illlfrht (o ho Ili.ir.l'l hv t:nv Tri iirt'i :inv nfpn:i !
v.oiilii as willin"lv rest the sunnort ot tnat
sition, ou this urlicle, nnd 1 inukc the deelara
iion dispas?'io:iatoly and sincerely, as on any
othcr, which, af.er a repcateJ and careful peru
sal of the constitution, I have bcen able to dis.
cover. And I do i:ot hcsitate to chal'engc any
man to designatc any article whicli has any
more bcaring oa the subject than the one on
whicli I have been cominentiiig. Dut more
ne.vt wcck.
Castleton, June 1G, 1333.
From the New Yor!;cr.
"Allin!" cried the agent, as he turned the
har.dle ofthe door. Tho coackman or'driver'
as he is denoininated in the parlauce of New
England, till this atiiiounceinent, had becu liat
lesaly seated upon his box, with a haff s.nokcd
Iong iiitie projesting from his Iips. He now
gatliuru-1 up tlie rihins in the palm of his left
uand, &hook thein sligiitlv, and with an air pro-
tessional, settling liinneli' the wlulc with a for
ward inclinution ofiusbody more firmly on his
scat. Drawing theni through his lingcrs till
he asccrtained to iiis satisfjctjon that they all.'
pulicd upon the b:ts ol his four in hand equally
and unilonnly, he took his Iong whip, construct
ed of an oaken s!a(f, some to fcct in length,
to which appertained a lasii nearly twice as
iong, flouiished this "baton" oflus station sci
entiiicaliy nnd with the grace ofa professor,
'hreo cr four titnes round his head, winding up
the loud report ofthe snapper close to the eais
ofthe leaders.
"T t-t, t, cam !" accompanicd this starting
salutation of his favorite bards, away they
spranir, lossiii"; tneir slendcr heads in tho air,
and Ihnging out their fore legs wide, tho hoofs
clattering upon the round pavements of the
streets of Providcnce. The rattling of whccls,
the loud crack ofthe lash, which, with rcpcatcd
renorts, still plaved skilifully about thcir heads
and ilanks. and encouranin'' intcriections of
-i i .i ;i ,..'.r..r -wi ,i i
llie coaciimau, muiiiciui) iiiiiutin.iuj; uuumuu.1.
i- . .i i. i.. r.
lire into me spirucu aniniais. in u iu iiiiii
utcs we had left the town, and were flying ovcr
the smooth turnpike, which was the onlv lino of
communicatiou cither for the mail or travellers
betwecn that place and Boston. I had taken
mv seat by the side of my driver, to obtain the
prospect ofthe finely cultivatcd country through
which our route lay, nnu oraw upon nim iorin
formatior. rcspecting objects we passed.
Mv companion, the coachman, was a finely
formcd, athletic man, about fivc and twcnty,
with a handsome, good humorcd and benevolcnl
Invited by his good natured physiognomy, I
entcred into conversation with him. He was
intelligent and communicative, and like all
cmplovcd and what the ngiit. reseniWts your.-.clf. a
rsueu lor tliis purpoae u resis i nc snaucs oi ovcning wcrc ian q' arouna us
... ... i i't i i t . 1 1 j . ,
eicrmine. If a man has the ' nnd we haJjusf coinmcnced tlas as .'int of a long
New Englanders in his s!ation irt scctctv, with
i i i- " . .
:i ifoo'j common euucation. in anuvii
...... . ..
i.ir III inf
sunject oi tnc projecteu raii roaci;, t:iM p
marked that it woald be benefici. I s.-iihjny, but
it would inevitably ruin all cnga-sr iristagin".
" For niy part," said he, "I dQ:;'' kjow what
I would do if ihis lino should bi. bY up ; I
have becn cight yca;-3 como net 0)tomber,
driving on this routo, and tliis is rir.' eV!y means
of supporting my family." Tr"
" You are thcn tnarricd " ;.i
'Ycs, sir: I have becn marrV "0 ycars,
and have a liltio c;irly headcd rogue tjl knows
almo.'it as much as his futhcr, a4M;of the
oloring, hc took tlie lines ar.d .j- . i;eJ' Ihc
whip althouh his tcam was doinaheir bcst
overthc level road hke the rcpoi;iii a pistol
in tlie ear.s ot lus bay leaucrs, and aj;er a mo-,
I ment s pausc, contiuued apo'ogctiCtffy
Whv 1 didn't mean to fhuter rrirsclf whcn
I said it was pre!ty, sir ; although I.'incighbors
say it favors its futhcr."
' I have no don'ut that it is as ItocIv as vou
reprcscnt," I rephcd, "and that n-erthcless it
hung the road, enveloping it in Ijiqom. The
spcll of twilight !iad fallen Uion nryjtompanion;
in iinagination he was besidc hiyoung wife
with his 'little rogue" and lovcly iShc upon his
kn'0 ! Snddonly hc turned, andjooking me
full in the face, said respecifully aai. with intcr
cst ' jf
" Are you marricd, sir, if ! maurfic so bold !"
Poor fellow ! he soulit for fPnipathy !
Alas, forIo;n bipcd, that 1 was ikaSfl had none
to beslow. '
"Iamno!," I answcrcd, but cati picture
the bliss of nuptial life." Jtv
" Aliow mo to say, sir, tint can nevcr
judge rightly unle&s you do 'frorn cxpe
rienee," he interruplcd with sau'c cncrgy, "I
nevcr knew wiiat it was to bc hJoipy or cnjoy
life till thcn. 1 have had nior? dtflUcamfort in
tlicsc fivc years, than in aii i v liRj bcfore.
Oii sir, if you could see houy,c'Iy I live ;
there's my little- cottngc, just xfJi from the
road, nhnost hid in the trees, r-, h.-Is flowcr
yard in front, which Mary that's my wifc's
nainc, sir ten.ls horself ; an-? tho gardcn be
hind, which I cuhivatc invyJSf.vlHai Lam isot
m anrl how often the little praUler tulked about
Marv !" I mcchanically ciaculated, " thou
art well calh d Mary!"
The night had thon sct in dark, and we were
car the cnd of tlie stagc route, wherc wc wcrc
to change hor.ses and driver. A little village
was before us, with a light twinkling here and
there from the dwellings on the road side. Tho
horscs flew with increascd speed, the whccls
whirled ranidly along the smooth turnpike and
frcqucnt rcports of the loud lrwns hnard in
tho air over the heads of the leaucrg. Wo were
cntering the native village of my senlimental
and my happy companion upon "tho coach box.
" Do you sce that light, sirl".'ie inquiicd
with a tonc of plcasure. I looJied in the di
rection indicated with his whip. One light
burned higher, brightcr, and n.s cheerful than
the rest.
" That bright light is in Mary's window" hc
said; "she always sits there ;niting for my
rcturn. Now sir, I will gladdcu her hcar:."
As hc spokc he drew his stac horn from a
beckct in which it hunir, and p'.acinz it in his
lips, b!cw a Iong and
cheeriui niast. i no
inspiration from the
t I i l MI
horscs, as if catching
sound. darted ahead with rcnewcd swiftncss,
and tho nest inomcut the coach wheels were
rattling merrily over the paved strect of the
quiet village.
Tlie stage rollcd along the avcnuc-like strect
and stopped bcfore the door of the principal
hotcl. nc ctismountcu anu surrcruerea nis uo.
inanner. I dislikcd him at once and dctcrmin
ed to go no firthcr that night, for my curiosity
was roused to see more of mv new iricnd,
"Coachman," I said to him; "you have
crcated an intcrcst in me ; I wish to go with
you to your house ; I should be gratified in
wiiiiesbint; j. um.u.-a u,..
'Mothing would mjke me happier, he ro
plicd ; " I was wishing to ask the honor of you,
yct was afraid it wnuld be too bold in me."
" All ready gcntlemen ;" cried tha new
coachman, asccnding the box. " We arc wait
ing for ou sir."
" Pitch me my valisc, driver ; I shall go no
farther to-night
stage r5Heu away Irom tho mn, leavmg nic
standing beside my fricnd, the Bcnedict.
After having engagcd a room for the night
at the inn, I was in a few minutes on my way
to the cottage of the happy husband. A quar
ter of a mile from the inn we turned into a
narrow and shaded lanc, at the termination of
which a light gleamcu steadily, a bcacon of Iove
guiclpd the marned lover to his youns bnde.
rIGjt 3lf Wa' thB bT When ,h
gate ofthe flower garden was thrown open,
and a graceful fensale hastily advanced towards
us. Her white drcss glanced in the moon,
which was just rising aLpre.ths trVes ; our fig
utes at the moment were partly colir.caled, mine
prcttiest little babes perliaps you.-?a!'l your should mark her devotion to hcr husban
uyes on sir." ;Cw lovoc
ri.. .j... -i . 11 ,,',r ... , , ... - .
tiv ui;n;v;iuu uiu UAurpsa'ou l fc niiU 1 a 1CSD 7 vvn k n.if i-m, wifM I iivnr. umi fr.Jnr
iness ! iiill clothc.l with the forest trecs. yhic!i ovcr-
. . ' Inr .nnn mllcL'nt rv. mnflt nf hia ncf?ifif inlti
. ,i r ' V, , ' ' ,:""F-UUU i port of Tampico. The captain of the
i I w, i ' 'i 1 1 ( l ....... - Imn.. 1 .,..1 ,"J1-I "
u uu u.u.i tiuiii uie uner, siru'.-K uie gaiiery. . .. . fi - . .
spread the path.-
- - ".." 1 "ti WIUJiYl
" Ilenry, is it you 1" she darted forward and
threw herself into his arni3. " Two Iong days
you have been away, and I have becn so lone-
ly." As she spokc she drew back his arms
which liad encircled hcr, to gaze into his facc,
her eyes full of lovc, whcn a form of a stran.
ger cauglit her eye. I was gazing upon her
fair face with undisguised admiration, and hcr
bcauty, softened by the moonlight, seemed an
gelic. "Sir, I bcg your pardon," said she, while
her blushing braw was visible, evcn in the
moonlight. " Ilenry, why did'nt yoa tell me
soine onc was with you ?" she added with play-
iui rcprooi, nait asnamed tliata strangcr s eve
d and
J ed the cottage, a simple snow white (1 wcilitig,
!adornod with a Immliln nnnin half Iiidilnn m
'a honcy sucklc jnd woodbino. With a court-
sey J was ushcred into thcir happv abode. A
sey j was usncreu into tncir nappv
room on the right of the hall scrvcJ the young
and frugal hauscwife as a sitting-room and
kitchcn. The (loors were snowy white, the
furnittirc plain and nect. Simplicity and tasle
reigncd over every domcstie. arrangcment.
Under a small mirror placcd against the wall,
stood a side-table spread with a white cloth on
which was laid the evening incal. She would
not partake without hcr husband ! Ths little
ones had Iong before takcn their bread and
milk, and were sleepingsoundly "the rogue''
in the crib by the side of a bed visiblo in an
adjnjning room the tnfant ia the cradle by the
I partook with the happy pair of their eve
ning mcal, which reniained rcligiously untouch
cd aftcr wc were seated, until the lovely wife
swcetly and dcvotionally sought the divino
blessiugs upon it. After supper the slceping
infant was placcd in my arms by the father.
It was indced a loveh child a sleeping cher
ub ! The cldest, a chubby, rosy checked ur
cliin of some four years growth in mischief,
was also takon fiom the inncr room and shown
to me. Jt was a beautifijl curly-Iockod fellow,
tlie miniature of his father. I to!d him so, and
he smilcd delightfully, while his charming
wifc's face bcutned more happily than if the
compliment had bcen paid to hcrse'if. That
night after knecling with thcm around tho fam
ily altar, and listening to a petition from the
hps of the young husband which, for its spirit
of devotion and humb'.e faith, 1 have scMom
known equallcd, I rcturned to my ho:el, and
laid my head upon my pillow, a happier and a
Yamue TntcK. The importance of having
men of education and intclligeucc in command
of our merchantinen, is ticmonstated by an oc
cnrrence which happened at Tampico, siuce the
comniencement of tho blockade. The facts
were narrated by olTiccrs of the Natchez. Ry
a rule ofthe law of nations relativc to the' con
duct of bclligerants at sca, no ship or vessel of
war is sultercd to iirc shot upon another without
hoisting the flag or the country to which she
belongs. To begin hostility without observing
this prcliminary lbrm, is rcgarded tantamount
to an act of piracy, and tho party ohl'nded
would be justified in treating the aggrcssors as
such. Tne use which a yankee captain made
of this rule of maritime etiquettc, was ingenious
and very profitablc to liimself and employers.
Hc commandcd a fine shij) from " down east,"
richlv laden with a cargothat uromised to vield
, a handsome profit if safely landcd at Tampico.
Un arnving within alow days sail of that port,
intelhgence reachcd him ofthe pending block
ade, and the CAclusion of all tradirig vessels.
Ile determined, however, to proceed on the
voyage, and trust to good luck or ingenuity to
cvade the blockading tleet. Fortunatelv, when
he hove m sight, oll Tampico, there was no
force to guanl tne entrance of the harbor but a
gun boat, the armed biig having been forced
away by stress of wcather, or being absent on
a short cruise. As the Yankee ship neared the
bar, the gun boat sct offin pursuit, and endea-
j vored to intcrcepther passage. The ship kept
i steauiiy on her way tne captain stanuing at
the hehn, and watchin" the movements of the
j a(Ivancing parlv witll ,n alerlIlcss, ready to lake
aclvanta're ot tne sliilitest overstshi. 1 he "un i
boat approachcd within hailtng distance, and
ordered the Yankee to put about, . r hc
would be fircd into. Still the Down-Easter
moved forward in doggcd silence. French
courtcsy could stand tlie jokc no longcr, and a
' baI1 wa; fire( across ,he hows of thu''obstinate
, merchatman. The shot nraz-d tho ri.r.rin-r.
d O '
but no llag was hoistcd in tlie j;un boat. There
i was eiiner uunu uu uoaru, or mc commanaer
i had forgotten the rulcs of war. Such, however,
was not the case with the Yankee commander.
i Hc saw his advantage on the instant, and c'rying
!out "Pirates! Pirates!" crowded all sail on
i his lucky craft ; and amid a shower ot'cannis-
.i i i . .i t
sel from under tho guns of the ul.exican batter-
ics ; but when the lacts ofthe occurrcnce were
cxplained, he was glad to compromise tho mat
ter. So iar from carrying the thrcat into exe
cution, ho sent a polite messsge to the Boston
commander telling him his breash of the
blockade was justifiable, and his vessel had full
permission to sail on her return voyagc without
molestation. This is a Yankee trick of the
nonomble ,nd ingenious.-IV. OCom. BuL
I b
ri"ht sort. Tho way it was played was both
Father Tom's nolions of malting uhiskcy
punch. " "ut m the spirits first, says his Riv
erence, " anu tnen put m tne sugar ; anu, re
member, any dhrop of wather you put in afte
aqUUJlV.l, tllll.U!-..V.U m u out UU, ,
I Manners in iMissodki. A member elect of
j the lowcr chamber of the Legislature of this .
J State, was last vear persuaded by some wags of
his ncighborhood, that if he did not reacli tlie
Statc House at 10 o'clock on the day of Assem
bly, hc could not be sworn, and would loso his
seat. He immediatcly mounted. with hunling
frock, rifle and bowie knife, and spurrcd till he
got to the door of the State House wherc he
hitchcd his nag. A crowd were in ttie lowcr
House on the ground floor, walking aboutwith
their hats on and smoking cigars. Those he
passed, ran up stairssnto theSenate Chamber,
set his rifla against the wall, and bawled oat, .
" Strangcrs, whnrcs the man that cwore me inl"
at the samc timc takinji ont his crcdcntiols. ;
'-Wbik this wav," satd the cferk, who v.-ns at.
the -fco c.:t Ijf ren! Priocipe, and ho'
was sworn without inquiry. IVhen tlielolk'r
er.me to cnnt iios.-s he'found"that there -.t
one toonator too mauv prcsent : tne nustaka was
soon discovcred, nnd thehuntsman wasinform
ed that he did not belong there. " Fool icho
with j'our corn bread !" he roared. " You
can't fluiik this ciiild no how you can fix it.
l'm clected to this hcre Legislature, and 1 "II go
ngin ali banks and cternal improverncnts, and
if there's any ofyou oratory gcntlemen wants to
get skinned, jest say the word, and I'll light up
on you hke a nigger on a woodchuck. Rly
constituents sent me hcre, and if vou want to
floor this two-!cggcd animal, hop on, jest as
sooa as you hke, for though l'm from the back
country I'ni a little soonerthan any othcr quad
rupcd you can turn out of tliis drovo."
After this admirable harrangue, ha put his
bowie knife between his tceth, and took up his.
rifle with " Come hcre, old Suke, stand by me!"
at the same timc presenting it at tho chairman,
.vho, however, had secn such pcople before. "
After some expostulation, the man was persua
ded tbat hc bclonged to tho louer chamber. up
on which he sheathed his knife, flung his gun
on his shoulder, and with a profound congce,
reraarked, " Gcntlemen, I bcg your pardon, but
ifl didn't think that ar lower loom was tho
groggery may I bo shot."
Novkl StriT. A suitof rathsr a novelchar-.
acter in this county, was tried in tho court of
common p!ea3 for this county on Tucsday of
This wcek. The plaintifi", a Mr. Young, of
Brccksville, brought a suit against a scbool
teacher in that township, for injury done to his
children in not pcrrnitting them to read "Vol
ney's Ruin3," as a reading book in school. It
appeared that the defeudant uscd for that pur
pose the Testament and American Class Rea-
Idcr, but nothing would suit tho plaintiQj but.
mat nis cnituren muy.l reac in " romey s uums
an31n no'olhetiOOK jYy-for-thctirjwli..In-that
vile thin,, called tho " Bible," that could!
not be allowcd at any rate. The teacher put
himself ujion his reserved rights, and refused to
have the book read in the school, which So in
ccnsed the father that he procceded to'the school
house, and in defiance ofthe injunctions ofthe
tcaciicr, ordered his children to commence read
ing forthwith from the " Iluins," and that too
while another class was reading. The teach
er, however, remained firm in his purpose, and
the plaintiff faiiing in his object, commenced
suit against him for damages done his children
by denying them the uiiipcakablo privilege of
reading " Vohiey's Ruins" in school. We are
much gratified to be able to state that the jury
promptly rctnrned a verdict for tho defeudant.
Ohio City Argus.
From the American Temperance Jwirnal.
Singular and Breadful Case of Deliriim
Tremens. A most striking and distressing
case of this frightful and horrid malady having
occurred in this quiet and peaceful village, I
have thought it might prove intcresting nnd
useful to spread the same before your rcaders.
The individual was in the prime of life and
I might, under the blessing of temperate habits,-
havc bcen sparcd many years. He was taken
about a wcek previousto his dcath, which took
place on the 7th instant, and was soon writhing
in the anticipaled ngonics cf the second death.
Visions of scrpcnts, fire, and every thing
most horrid, "played around him in frightful
horror and his agony and distress in these sea
sons was most appaling. In standing by his
bedside, his eyes shooting forlh the tircs" that
wcrc raging within, and his shricks the mo3t
horrid that can wcll be itnagincd.
During his attack, he waiked into the streef
a perfect maniac Y.et vhilc in that condition,
he found some one vile enough to thrust tha'
cup to his lips, and hc was rcturned to hia house
lntoxicated .as well as a maniac. His wife said
to the writer of this, that she wislied those who-
had fed lus raging thirsr, and had brou"ht him
on tns oad ot anauish and death. miwht hnt
witness his decp throhs of agony, his horror at
the pictures of his imagination ; but no when
he had spcnt all his substance as this man ht
crally had, for the poison which had proved his
ruin, lorne nau wastea a snug little palrimony,
they turned away and said, " he might a3 well
die, no one would mourn for him." They
couid not be persuaded to visit his bed side;
but that was left to those who had oflcn warned
him of his dangcr, and without cffect. When
will the puhhc mind awakc to this suhiect. and
come out and adopt the principle of total ab.
stmcnce irom au that can mloxicate.
Pexnt Rotal Farmers might easily savo"
the flesh of hor.ses and cows, and confer great
kindncss on their animals in prevcnting tho
usual annoyance of flics bysimply washin"- tho
parts with the cxtract of penny royal. Flics
will notalight a moment on the spot to which
this has been apphed. Every man who is rnm.
passionate to his beasts, ought to know this sim-
pic remeoy, ana every hvery stable and country"
inn ought to havo a suppiyon hand for trav-elers.-

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