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TEMPERANCE IN VIRGINIA. We invite tbe attention of our readers to the accompanying letter, addressed to the Editors of the National Intelligencer, and pub lished in that journal last week, in relation to ?the temperance cause in Virginia." It is not our purpose to endorse all the state ments and sentiments of this paper; and yet the writer wields a most vigorous pen, and tells some plain and startling truths, which should, at least, awaken inquiry, within the limits to which his remarks are intended to apply. Such a writer cannot fail to render important service to the cause of temperance; and we trust, that through mediums suiting his own views of propriety, he will continue to favor the public with his views upon this absorbing question. It is matter of great rejoicing to the friends of temperance, to find that the Governor of Virginia has 41 had the moral courage to ex hibit upon his table, and throughout his man sion, to guests, however numerous or exalted, no stronger drink than cold water; that his name is signed to the pledge of abstinence from all that can intoxicate; and that his un rivaled eloquence has repeatedly been heard in the cause of temperance." Hail! all hail Virginia!! Course of the Newspapers?the "upper classes" of People?the ?middling" and "lower" ditto Professors of Religion?Doctors and Law ytrs?the Governor. Messrs. Editors: I see your paper less fre quent than I would, and do not know whether it is as earnest in warring against strong drink as it was two or three years ago. If it is, Heaven grant that you may inspire your breth ren of the press in Virginia with a little ardor in that cause! The Enquirer would scarcely touch the subject with a pair of tongs, and makes any communication about it ride so long a quarantine that it is sure to spoil, if its pungency and flavor are at all evanescent, while future offerings from the same hand are effectually discouraged. The Whig is very ? prompt and kind in publishing articles that are sent to it, if not long; but does not seek or spontaneously select them. The Star, since Streeter's abdication, though improved in other respects, in this is little better than the Enquirer; and the Times is no better than the Whig. The village papers track after their metropolitan prototypes. The religious jour nals alone give a space at all regularly to the reformation; but in them it is so mixed up with divinity as to repel worldling readers, who have a deep-rooted antipathy to whatever looks like preaching. Nor are these journals half so prompt as the Whig in publishing what is sent them. And even thus professing readers, (to judge by the many whose temper ate tippling and liquor traffic make th em the worst enemies to the cause,) seem to be very little influenced by the lukewarm and scanty paragraphs of their hebdomadal oracles. Thus, the whole press may be considered as nearly neutral on this most vital of the earthly themes now presented to society. , Yet the constituency, the patrons of the political press, and ol the Enquirer itself, would justify all! the papers in holding a very different tone. My knowledge of their subscribers as sures me that a very large proportion of them are zealous temperance men, and would gladly see a moderate space in every paper withdrawn from party politics and devoted to the Cold water Reform. The spectacle is seen?a strange one, if we did not know how often a press and types fall into hands that remind us of Phaeton driving Apollo's chariot?the spectacle of the great Enlightener lagging far, far behind popular feeling and rational public opinion, upon a question of momentous public interest. Come among our people and a still stranger sight occurs. The classes who are deemed (especially by themselves) the upper classes, are heedless of all the vices and disorders which strong drink produces, and which (a plain man would think) must be so revolting to the delicate sense of such personages; and they decline all participation in the remedial measures adopted. Those great measures are almost every where set on foot and carried forward by the middling and humbler sorts of people. In our towns, most remarkably, it is the mechanics, and others comparatively ob scure, who fling the banner of total abstinence abroad, and rally beneath it with the staunchest zeal. Of our religious pastors, those who have least of the showy and imposing kinds of learn ing are the most sure champions of temper ance, according to its truest definition?abstu nence from things hurtful, and the moderate use of things beneficial. Those of tbe highest titular dignity, and who are reputed deepest in the pondrous tomes of monkish theology, have no ear for the voice of lowly wretchedness. The filth and rags and the multitudinous vices of drunkenness, are so intolerably disgusting to a sleek and orthodox divine, that, like the Levite and priest in the parable, he passes by on the other side. So it is among their flocks. The hardworking and plainly-sensible yeoman 2, who read their bibles and sympathize with e broken hearts and the varied ruin which they see all around them, fly to the rescue of their neighbors and of their country, while the stately bibber of good drinks, who would think the Sabbath utterly profaned by a temperance address after sermon? Being greatly too pious, as every one knowa, To do aught of a Sunday eve bat doze? is not aware of any text enjoining him to ab stain from an indulgence which may cause a brother to stumble. In town and in country the younger physi cians and lawyers, not most prominent, are those who, with the readiest generosity, have done battle with the usages that afford both physic and law the richest part of their har vests. And our politicians, as they climb, more and more lose sight of the miseries which once exercised their kindly energies. In short, towards this great work ot humanity, high life among us is glittering and cold, like the summit of Mount Blanc. Our " upper classes," in law, physic, religion, and profane life, in their deafness to all the appeals of tem perance, resemble the deities of Epicurus, who were supposed by that philosopher to sit in the highest heavens, absorbed in the contem plation of their own perfections and the enjoy ment of their own felicity, insensible to human sacrifices, or sufferings, or prayers. Now and then, it is true, a fearful catastrophe occurs .mwig them: a young one, sailing after his temperate-drinking father, in an outer circle if the maelstreom of intemperance, is drawn imperceptibly into the giddy whirl and engulf ed; or the father himself, perhaps a bright one in that host, falls a victim to his incaution. Bat these are deemejj mere casualties, draw ing forth a momentary sigh, without long dis turbing the serenity or-at all changing the usages of their godships, who go on quaffing* their nectar, unreachable by any warning, and learning nothing, forgetting nothing. To this general heartlessness we joyfully note a few glorious exceptions. I pass oyer the rest, and even over one who is the fore most Virginian in every walk of benevolence? the most ready to give and to do, to bear and to forbear for humanity's sake?in order that I may render a brief tribute to the present Governor or Virginia. He has had the moral courage, amid innu merable frowns and thwartings of the great and the fashionable, to exhibit upon his table, and throughout his mansion, to guests, how ever numerous or exalted, no stronger drink than pure water. His name is signed to the pledge of abstinence from all that can intoxi cate; aud his eloquence, unrivalled now in Virginia, has repeatedly been heard in the cause of temperance. To any well-made mind, the true test of worth, the true measure of greatness, is diffusive and eminent useful' ness. Tried by this test, our Governor is a head and shoulders above the greatest of his anti-temperance contemporaries. While they do their utmost to perpetuate the bane of their country, he is entitling himself to a place among the highest and purest of her benefac tors. May he, and not they, be the model of our young men! And may the honors which shall deck his brow and grace his monument prove that still, as of old, that enviable title, "The Father of Cities," belongs only to him who wages uncompromising war against licentiousness! O, quiesquis volet impias Cedes, et rabiem tollere civicam, Si qusret Pater Urbium Subscribi statuis, indomitum audeut Refrwnare licentiara, Claras postgenitis! Now, all the best interpreters agree that impias cades, rabiem civicam, and indomitam licentiam, all mean, in English, alcohol, how ever mixed. Yours, respectfully, M. L. Virginia, July 7, 1S45. GOV. WRIGHT, OF NEW YORK. We take great pleasure in laying before our readers, an extract from a communication pub lished in "the Organ of the VVashingtonians and the Sons bf Temperance," in relation to the Hon. Silas Wright, Governor of the State of New York. It is very cheering to find an individual, such as Mr. Wright is known to be, occupying the position which he does, casting aside the miserable fashions and cus toms imposed upon society, and destructive of its true interests, and thus practically, at least, identifying himself with the cause of Temper ance. With such men rallying to the support of our cause, may we not anticipate certain and speedy victory? We can-even afford, in such company, to listen without emotion, to the idle taunts and revilings of the little gen tlemen, who occasionally swear at our folly, and brand us with unbecoming epithets. The following is the extract alluded to: ' " With your permission, I desire to bear my testimony to what my eyes have witnessed iu the history of Governor Wright during the last few months. " I know net, personally, whether he has signed the pledge or not, but in one thing he has distinguished himself, with a single excep tion, from the former Governors of our State, in banishing from his public and private as semblies all intoxicating drinks. It was truly heart-cheering, and excited the wonder, and I may say the admiration, of many, to see the great cause respected, and the principles of total abstinence carried out, by the influential, and chiefs of our State. The guests were many?an ex-President, ex-Governors, and distinguished men from all parts of our State? and cheerful smiles beamed from every eye. Instead of the fire-water, which has sometimes rendered public levees scenes of discord, and j even outrage, cold water, coffee, tea, and an abundance of the luxuries of life, filled every ! board. The dance, the friendly salutation, I the wit and humor, and the general enjoyment | of the evening, perhaps could not be surpassed; 1 and not one, if the countenance and words are j any record of the feelings, but retired not only ' in good humor with himself, but with all. I The Governor rose above, not himself, but the vile customs to which the great of our land have almost universally bowed down; and at least the temperance public can recognise something of the power which has been ex erted for the last four years in our country. " Another fact I wish to mention, which is also cheering. The Lieutenant Governor, as President of the Senate, when the License Bill was under consideration, from the effects of which our city is so unjustly excluded, three times gave the casting vote in fav?r of the cause, when that body was equally divided. So that the good which will come from the operation of the law, will be mainly through his influence. He is a staunch teetotaler, and we need not fear for our future success, for every day rolls on the powerful tide which is bearing down old customs and habits. " The cause is onward?and may we not trust before many years to find our rulers, at least in respect to the doctrine of total absti nence, not only the conservators of the public welfare, but bright examples to the nation." THE DRUNKARD'S CREED. I believe in alcohol?of power super-human; the Maker of misery and want; and in intox icating drinks, his lawfully begotten children; conceived by depraved men, and born of the still or the J'ermenting vat; suffered to exist under licAtice and tax; which, being drank, leads to degradation, suffering, and woe. Day after day he continueth his work; and, ascending into the brain, produces crime, stu por, or imbecility. He sitteth on the right hand of the Landlord; from whence he cometh to transform man into a state beneath the brute beast. I believe in all strong drinks; the unity of all evil; the communion of drunkards; the society of the profane; the resentment of in juries; the destruction of the body in this life, and an entire neglect of the life to come. Amen. THE DRUNKARD'S TEN COMMAND MENTS. .1 ?t. Thou shalt use no other house but mine. 2d. Thou shalt not make unto thee any sub stitute for intoxicating drinks, such as cold water, tea, coffee, lemonade, or ginger pop, for I ajn * jealous man, wearing the coat that should be on thy back, eating thy children's bread, and pocketing the money that should make the wife of thy bosom happy. t 1!^' not U8e mY ^ouse *n va'Q inou shalt not enter therein unless thou [dnnkest, for we will not thank thee to use our house in vain. Remember to violate the sanctity of the sabbath dav. Six days shall thou labor and spend all thy gain, but on the seventh is the babbath, wherein I am forced to shut up or two hours; at which time I wash my floor, mend my fire, replenish with sawdust my spit boxes, and make ready for the worship of Bacchus during the remainder of the day. 5th. Honor thy landlord in all things, that thy days may be few and miserable in the land where thou livest. '>th. Thou shalt commit murder, by hang ing, starving, and beating thy wife and chil dren ; and be thyself a gradual suicide. <th. Thou shalt indulge in licentiousness; nor shalt thou deny thyself any sensual grati fication. & 8th. I hou shal steal thy wife and children's bread, and rob thyself of all life's comforts. 9th. Thou shalt bear false witness when thou speakest of Uie horrors, and say thou art in good health, whilst thou art gradually dy ing under the inflvence of intoxicating drinks. 10th. Thou shalt covet thy neighbor's wife, and his ox, and his ass, and his house, and his lands, and his purse, and all that he has shalt thou covet; but all that thou covetest shalt thou desire for tjjyidvantage of the landlord, that he may live In idleness and luxury, and that he may become rich, and possess houses and lands, and carriages; so that, in thy pov erty and degradation, he may spum thee as a oafer, and kick thee out of his house when he has obtained all thy possessions. THE WASHINGTONIAN. Since our first publication in April, we have observed that the "Washingtonian has been highly complimented by our brethren of the press, generally?not only teetotal but politi cal. Modesty hitherto prevented us acknow-1 'edging the compliment, and it was our inten* I tion to have passed them over in silence. Upon reflection, however, we consider it due to those who have noticed our feeble efforts in this great caase, to return our warmest thanks, and to assure them^that we will endeavor, if sustained so as to enable us to proceed in our undertaking, to cultivate the kindliest feelings with all. We go for carrying forward the Temperance reformation by all honorable means; and it is immaterial to us whether that is accomplished by moral suasion, or law, or a combination of both. The " Massachusetts Cataract," one of the best of our exchanges, and to which we were considerably indebted in getting up the first number of th? Washingtonian, notices us as follows: * The Washing.tonian.?-This is .the title of a New Weekly teetotal Paper just commenced by George Cochran & Co., at Washington, in the District of Columbia, and we hail its ad vent, and its publication at that particular locality with pleasure. The name seems to be peculiarly appropriate, significant as it is in this case, of both place and principle, though that cogjaomen lias be<4pme about as common | and inexpressive of individuality among tribes of temperance papers, as that of "Smith ""has among the tribes of men. It appears to be conducted with ability, and we have too much self-love not to be well pleased with its depart mental and typographical appearance, for it seems, in these respects, almost a fac-simile of the Massachusetts Cataract, the Publish ers having had the good taste as typographic amateurs, to adopt, and copy in the same kind of type, and also the honesty, as gentlemen, to give credit for some, if not all, of our head lines, department captions, and their accompa nying mottos. So .ill who are acquainted with the Cataract, can have a pretty correct idea of the phiz, and the dress, of our new and welcome brother, the Washington " Wash ingtonian." The Portsmouth (Va.) Old Dominion thus notices us: The Washingtonian, is the title of a new Temperance paper published in Washington, D. C., by George Cochran & Co. It^is a very neatly printed paper, well edited, and tilled with excellent selections, and is furnished at the low price of $2 per annum. Printed at the Seat of Government, it ought to com mand an extensive circulation throughout the country, as it will be enabled to concentrate more information than if established at any other point; and we are proud to say that the National City is fast becoming the Head Quar ters of Temperance. The Gardiner (Maine) Cold Water Foun tain, of last week, has the following notice: The Washingtonian is the title of a new Temperance paper, which has reached its fourth number, at the Capitol of our couutry. It is in favor of the law, as a last resort, and conducted with ability and spirit, by George Cochran & Co. h finds a weekly welcome to our table. We hope that when the servants of the people go to Washington, it will keep an eagle eye upon thapi, and inform the coun try of their temperance latitude, while absent from their constituents. We hope it will also pour the light of truth into that national drunk ard manufactory?the doggery for the especial accommodation of Members and Senators under the Capitol; which the officers of the House had not the moral courage to clear away, though there was a law to that effect. Pour forth the light brother Washingtonian. Other papers containing notices have been ! destroyed, so our brethren in the cause will excuse their not appearing. Thomas Jefferson has left his record in favor of Total Abstinence, in not to be mista ken language. Wo heartily respond to the wish of a cotempdrary, that every individual, from the President down, who has the power of appointment to office, would read and practice the following sentiments expressed by thin great man, which should be engraven over the doors of the United States Senate and the Pre sident's Mansion. Jefferson said, " The habit of using ardent spirits, by men in public office, has occasioned more injury to the public service, and more trouble to me, than any circumstance that has occurred in the internal concerns of the coun try, during my administration; and were I to commence my administration again, with the knowledge I have acquired from experience, the first question I should a?k with regard to every candidate for public office, would be?" Is he ADDICTED TO THE USE OF ARDENT SpiJUXi?"? N. E. Washingtonian. i' A FRIGHTFUL PICTURE. A correspondent of the New York Evening Gazette gives this representation of the state of morals in that city. The picture, we ima gine, is not overdrawn; let it be a warning to youth of other places: i The daily newspapers announce a shocking | and alarming increase of incendiarism, burgla ries, and larcenies. The expenses of our courts have marvellously increased. Our prisons are full to repletion. Personal safety is jeopar dized. The crowds of loafers and rowdies who parade the streets at night, shouting and at ' tacking private citizens, have compelled hun dreds, in self-defence, to carry arms for their protection. The number of grog-shops kept open to a late hour, are greatly increased. 1 ne aggregate of licentiousness in the lower classes \a open, undisguised, and gross. The morals of the city are hourly getting worse; the whole community are becoming affected. There are over two thousand idle, vicious boys in the city, without a trade, without control, and in summer without a home, sleeping in open yards, or in the public buildings and Park. They gradual ly, as they advance in age, become thieves, rob bers, burglars, incendiaries, and prisoners in Sing Sing and Auburn. Attend some of the places of public amuse ment, and seo there a eight unparalleled in the world?six hundred boys, who nightly attend exhibitions of doubtful morality, until eleven and twelve o'clock, and then herding together for plunder or mischief; 6ee this, gentlemen, and judge for yourselves; this is no fiction, 'tis a terrible reality. . Look at the hundreds of young girls who walk the streets till twelve o'clock at night many of them under fifteen years of age?and say if some prompt, energetic measures are not necessary to savo the city fioui the late of Sodom and Gomorrah. REVOLUTIONARY ANECDOTE. attempted execution of a deserter. While at Purysburg, on the Savannah river, a soldier, named Fickling, who had several times attempted to desert, was ordered to be hanged by Gen. Lincoln. The rope broke. A second was procured, and that also broke, rhe General was applied to for directions. "Oh, well," said the General, "let him go; I thought he looked like a 'scape-gallows." It happened that as Fickling was led to exe cution, the surgeon-general of the army PMfd I accidentally on his way to his quarters, tfhtch were at some distance off. On being tied up to the fatal tree, the rem val of the laHde caused 'he rope to break, and the culprit fell to the ground. This circumstance, to a man of better character, might have proved of advan tage* but being universally considered as a miscreant, from whom no good could be ex nected, a new rope was sought for, which Lieut Hamilton, the adjutant of the firft regiment, a stout and heavy man, essayed by every means, but Without effect, to break. Fickling was then haltered, and again turned off, when, to the astonishment of the by-standers, the rope untwisted, and he fell a eecond time, uninjured, to the ground. A cry for mercy was now gen eral throughout the ranks, which occasioned Major Ladson, aid-de-camp to General Lincoln, to eallop to head-quarters, to make a represen tation of farts, which were no sooner stated than an immediate pardon was granted, accom panied with an order that he should, instanta neously, be drummed, with every mark of in famv, out of camp, and threatened with insiant death if ever he shouljd, at any future period* be found attempting to approach it. In the interim the surgeon-general had es tablished himself at his quarters, in a distant barn, little doubting but that the catastrophe I was at an end, and Fickling quietly resting in his crave. Midnight was at hand, and he was busily engaged in writing, when hearing the i approach of a footstep, he raised his eyes, and i saw with astonishment the figure of a man who I had, in his opinion, been executed, slowly, and 1 with haggard countenance, approaching towards him. "How ! how is this !" exclaimed the doc tor. " Whence came you 1 What do you want with me! Were you not. hanged this morning? "Yes, sir." replied the resuscitated man, "I am the wretch you saw going to the gallows, and who was hanged." "Keep your distance, said the doctor, "approach me not till yon say why you came here." " Simply, sir, said the supposed spectre, "to solicit food. lam no | crhost, doctor. The rope broke .twico while the executioner was doing his office, and the gen eral thought proper to pardon me." " 1? that be the case," rejoined the doctor, "oat and wel come; but I beg of you, in future, to have a little more consideration, and not intrude so un [ceremoniously into the apartment of one who had every right to suppose you an inhabitant of the tomb." JOHN WESLEY. We said in our last, that the society of Friends, or Quakers, did not receive into their communion any one who engaged in the traffic in ardent spirits, and that they also discoun tenance the use of it as an immorality. Long ago, that great and good man, John Wesley, declared and published to the world, as fol lows:?S. C. Temp. Adv. 44 The men who traffic in ardent spirits, and sell to all who will buy, are poisoners general, thev murder by wholesale, neither does their eve pity or spare. And what is their gam . Is it not the blood of their men ? Who would envy their large estates and sumptuous pala ces ? A curse is in the midst of them. 1 ne curse of God is on their gardens, their walks, their groves?a fire that burns to the nether most hell. Blood?blood is there?the founda tion, the floor, the walls, the roof, are ^"jed with blood. And canst thou hope, O man of blood, though thou art clothed m scarlet and fine linen, and farcst sumptuously every^ay canst thou hope to deliver down t]he furid of blood to the third generation ? Not so, there is a God in heaven-therefore thy name shal be rooted out. Like as those whom thou has destroyed, both body and soul, thy memorial shall perish with thee. INCONVENIENCE OF A BAD CHARACTER. A mortal fever prevailed on board a ship at sea, and a negro man was appointed to throw the bodies of those who died from time to time overboard. One day when the captain was on deck, he saw the negro dragging out of the forecastle a sick man, who was *'ruggl.ngvo lently to extricate himself from the regm> I grasp, and remonstratmp bitterly against the cruelty of being buried alive. " What are you going to do with that man, you.black rascal?" said the captain. ?4 Going to throw him overboard, massa, caus< he <Wd 44 Dead, you scoundrel!" said the captain, 44 don't you pee he moves and speaks V' <? Yes, massa, I know he say he no dead, but j he always lie to, nobody neber know when to be \lieve him/" CORRESPONDENCE. Baltimore City, July 22,1845. Dear Sirs : Enclosed you will find the sub scription price of your paper, for one year. I am always pleased when a number of it ar rives ; and were I now a resident of your city, my endeavor would be to extend its circu lation. With the efforts of such men as Savage, and Cammack, and Owen, and others, (with whom I would delight to co-operate in so good a cause,) both the Paper, and the Principles, must succeed; and it will be demonstrated that a Temperance paper can, and will, be sustained in the District of Columbia. Yours, &c, E. P. F. Cumberland, Md., July 22, 1845. Messrs. Editors : In a very excellent arti cle of yours, headed " Do the clergy second our efforts," you intimate a desire not only to know whether those of your city do so, but applying the question to a wider range of in fluence, inquire " whether the clergy through out the country are doing every thing in their power to promote the cause of temperance." The writer of this fears that there is not so great exertion as should be; yet he is gratified in being able to communicate to the readers of your columns the fact, that the clergy of this town are not only favorable to, but also active in the work of redeeming their fellows from the ills of drunkenness. We have in and about this city a large number of inhabi tants, and our desire is to obtain the name and aid of every man, woman, and child, in the cause. Let us have a Temperance, aye, a Total Abstinence community; we are not safe otherwise; the frown of Heaven will rest upon us, if we do not utterly and forever discounte nance the use of ardent spirits. We are glad you have tried the King, aud have found him guilty, because there are many here who know him to be so; guilty of murder and all other crimes! Let such a King be deposed?mis chievous fellow that he is! What right has he to rule men, to ruin families, and to blast expectations? None; then down, d ?>?, down with the monster! This J say, in the benev olent spirit of a real Savage man ! We held a very successful meeting at the market house on Sunday. The Rev Mr. Henning, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, gave a powerful harangue on what he called the first doctrine of Total Abstinence men, viz: We oppose Alcohol?which is poison, and only poison?in all its forms and combi nations, as a beverage. He gave distillers their own; and it is a remarkable coincidence, that just as he began to speak to them partic ularly, a prominent one of the county rode up in his carriage and stopped before the place. What he thought of the remarks I have not yet heard; but I should suspect he felt his condemnation, especially as he is a professor of the religion of " the meek alW lowly." O, is it not a shame that men bearing the name of Jesus, will make anu send out, to ruin their fellows, this liquid devil! Mr. H. ridiculed | very sharply the idea of a certain distiller: " Our liquor is good for the consumption !" Yes, said the reverend speaker, good for the consumption of the people's money, health, &c. Nearly a hundred, including children, signed the pledge. \Ve intend to hold such meetings in the market house every Sunday while the weather is sufficiently warm. Having for a long time resided in Washing ton, I am especially interested in the success of every good undertaking there; and hence have been highly gratified both at the estab lishment of your paper and the success of your labors. Surely the metropolis of our great nation ought to be free from Intemperance. Believe me, gentlemen, Your sincere friend, A Washing ton ian. Great Destruction of Wine.?Among the articles destroyed at the New York fire was 500 pipes, halves and quarters, Madeira and Sherry; 100 pipes, 100 half pipes, and 1,300 quarter casks Sicily Madeira; 3,000 quarter casks Port; 1,000 do. sweet Malaga; 1,500 do. Marseilles white, &c.; 1,000 cases Claret and Muscat; and 5,000 baskets Champagne. A Pointed Bloav.?An invalid sent for a physician, the late Dr. Wheelman, and after detaining him some time with a description of his ailments, said, " I have been humbugged long enough with good-for-nothing pills,''and worthless syrups; they don't touch the real difficulty. I wish you to strike at the true cause of my complaint, if it is in your power to reach it." ?It shall be done," said the doc tor, at the same time lifting his cane, and de molishing a decanter of gin that stood upon the sideboard. There are some human tongues which have two sides, like those of certain quadrupeds? one smooth, the other very rough. The Boston ladies are holding lemonade par ties. A large punch bowl of water is provided, which is sweetened by the young ladies, all placing their lips to the brim. Ari old bachelor then looks into the bowl, and the lemonade is "done up ftrong." The trustees of the village of Canandaigua, N. Y., have decided not to grant any licenses to retail intoxicating drinks in that place the ensuing year. On examination, it was found that of the two hundred and three convicts in the Auburn State Prison, all but one were accustomed to use strong drink! Two animais were lately seen lying side by side in the gutter. One had a ring in his nose, the other had a ring on his finger. A passer by exclaimed, "A hojj is known by ihp conn any he keeps," whereupon Mr. Purker "sloped." Twenty-one towns in Rhode Island h vp, -f !a?e meetings, refused to authorise Itrhsps to be granted lor retailing intoxicating liquors. M Pa, is embracery a crime "Certainly, ??y de^r." "Then what a wicked crefer John is, for he hugs Sally like all possessed, so h? doe*, and \ ??to him."