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♦ WMT **.-♦.«* «RM « (Qpp^. • ' "RNBWmmrm« •aC» r |1i VJI f.! (2 ( Jt w k *lk j Â «'• H F O T (13 M*n *t O 'Il I -i kt Vi li M 'ft fl • i - i .1 Ukl «• \ n i'. ,.t} ■ < ki* ri£ |t 1; ■j llfc # 4 J Jamilg IPaptr, §fWà to Cemperanct, ||Ioralitg, tëkta&ra, literature, Agriculture, snb General Intelligence. SMYRNA, DEL., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1854. WHOLE NO., 189. NEW SERIES-VOLUME I.—NO. 18. Choice octni. Prom the N. Y. Evening Mirror. With the Stars and Stripes Around Him. " We found him as he had fallen from his liorae, his sword still firmly grasped in his hand, And the dag he had died defending drawn across }iis breast. He looked as though he had gone to sleep, expecting every moment to be roused by a call to arms. There was not a clear eye among us, when one of his friends severed two ringlets from the many that clustered on bis forehead to "tend home" to his mother and betrothed. He was buried as he was found— the flag, the sword, the soldier in one grave !— Letters from the Rio Grande. Let bna lie in the dark, narrow grave you have made. Let him lie a*, dying, you found him. Let him deep wich nia hand on the dinted blade. And the «tara and alripea around him! Hut fini cut a Ux-k from In« long chesnut hair. Fur one that the hero left weeping ; Aud another *'iend home,''and with them tell where The eon and the lover are deeping. When long winter nights, at the home of his birth. Are shortened ailh legend and story, >Htmo voice in the household will tell of his worth. And speak of hia death and his glory ; And laaey will picture the place where he deeps. Beside him the blue winding river. The long, sloping flats where the chapparel sweep«. And summer breathes softly forever. Tit« mother will weep, - as she thinks of her boy," The lies that »0 tenderly hound him ; But the lad at her aide will think 'twere a joy Toaleep with a banner around him! As she the dark-eyed and the beautiful one, Who wailed so lung fur her lover. Wilt fall asleep, tearful and dream until morn Of joya and the love meeting over. . , . Mm'iI wll In« her heart, a« he pipudiii» kuoel« there When anellier »hall kneel at the feel of tho fair I« tombed ivlio.o a rtvarii flowing, The ringlet« you eut from the pa'e muhlo brow Of our coiurafla. warrior hearted, She'll pre« to her lip«, and remember her vow Ul iiiith in the dear une departed. May the iiingnolia leaf «weepover lhal mound. The fir«l orange bUw-om« bexlrrw il ; May moonbeam« like bird«, on the branche« «il round, Amt .lie tear* of «wr eye« bc-cew it ! For never, oh Sever, the eyesot a friend, Shall over lhal lone uravu be weeping. But »• r.«M it dark eitieU ihuir war-path will wend \or know ul Uiu b.-uve 'neatb them sleeping. Lead the war horse back to the cool hazel hurst. Where the wild Merrimack is roving ; When bu eye grows dim he'll be tenderly aunt By lliue that will never cease loving. Laad ÜM war-horse hock! There's a horrible slain Ou Ute sad tie seal ! Oh ! and gory ! Tis the heart's blond of one for his country slain— Death, death is the price of all glory ! L«t bun «lecp by ibe wave of the Rio Grande, With no proud «culptured um above hint, There are tablets enough in bi« own dear land— L«i him li* in ibe flurk.iuirnm grave you have made 1^1 bun lie a«, dying, you fourni him, L*i hm «Irep with bis baiul on lbedirrt*d bU«l*. And lhe «lara and «irijiea around Inin. Th* nomiwiug, sad heart« that lovo him. T. 0 A. CS. .a Written for the Smyrna Times. Temperance—Its Position and Conflicts (Continued.) BY BITTE US. Mcorr ally speaking, there is an essential difference between an excitant or stjinulantand touic_the former occasioning an excitation the functions of the body, augmenting its tone and strength for the time being, giving as were, a new feree and life to the system—but so soon as they are withdrawn, the excitant stimulant effects disappear and leave a corres ponding state of depression behind. To con tinue the stimulation the excitant must be con tinned; the effects are but short-lived ; where as, the character of a tonic is to augment gradually, but permanently, the force and strength of the system—its effects are enduring ,—no depression ensues when it is discontinued, Tbe strength and vigor of the body, when it relaxed, are restored by these agents ; sound and healthy elasticity follows. The same is applicable to the invigoration the temperance cause. The various means fhnyod for the augmentation of its force strength, such a« lectures, temperance associa tioas and seemties, acted as stimulants or taata; they continued to impart stimulus to cause until, with the aid of public sentiment -it* favor, they gave tonuttty to it. Popular feeling was the tonic which invigorated cause, occasioned its permanent strength fortified against external circumstances, depr ession ensued after these means were drawn—it acted silently t slowly, hut perms. iMBtiy, and eventually established the cause, fortifying it—supplying the necessary amount of energy to every P» rt und portion where nterly weakness or defeat existed. These oos excitants infused life into the oause preserved it from sinking, until popular lasted in concert—Which occasioned, as wc before remarked, ite establishment '• It i« a physiological law, well established, a i| undue excitements, either of body followed by a corresponding state deprvns'o i; if the excitement hau been intense, the depression will hi proportionately are ,ri if the excitation has been but slight, the dejec tion will be but slight. Soalscristhisthecaseas to all excitements gotten up by societies and corporate bodies. The commotion occasioned by the various temperance societies was great— the subject was daily canvassed—to say that there was great interest manifested,would be but conveying an inadequate idea; fanaticism fol lowed, and it was then thought that the great panacea for the cure of intemperance—the in fallible specific was discovered. The excitement was at its acme—the co-laborers in the moral vineyard thought that they soon could class all in the same category of temperance men, and that an universal sobriety should prevail throughout the land. A depression ensued commensurate with the excitement which had preceded it.— From a continuation of circumstances, the asso ciations the most binding in their nature began to dissolve—men thinking that they had been fanatics relapsed in their former condition—and possibly there was an apathy greater than there was prior to the first impetus which was given to the first impetus which was given to the cause. But there was one beneficial conse quence which resulted from the movement.— Though these associations no longer existed only in name—though their influence was ex pended and their means of effecting good ex hausted as associations, still it caused the com munity to exercise their reflective penalties, and ascertain, if possible, the necessity of such meanness and their importance ; and then the feeling of the public, exclusive of all societies and associations formed for the advancement of the cause, was enlisted in its favor, and caused its pre sent advanced portion; for free and calm thought, aided by the consciences of men, effected much in this temperance reformation ; it at first re quired the organization of these societies as I incentives to the cause, but after the public mind had been awakened to the importance of the " ,attcr > she neccs81t y tor them in a great degree, passed away and left it in the hands of I the community in general o decide upon its merits, which having been abundantly discuss ed, could not but have resulted in the good the cause, and advancing it to its present posi tion—wh ch position wc will now eedeavor to discuss, and observe whether not its true friends have cause to be pleased as to its success. Witness the amount of intelligence respect ing the subject; the continuous agitation of it which is a good evidence that it is progres sive in its movements, and not apt to retrogadc, as it only requires canvassing for its merits to be developed properly. Temperance literature is more generally dis seminated: temperance newspapers and periodi cals are the eminations from many presses: many pens arc devoted to the composition of temperance traets and tales: the press—that mighty engine which has exerted a great in fluence in behalf of the cause, is industriously engaged in imparting a correct knowledge upon | the subject, the labors of the philanthropist whose pen is employed for the interests of the cause, are appreciated; they are laboring for the good of humanity; temperance papers are better sustained now titan formerly, although the number is greater. Medical investigations upon the subject now are more numerous and withal more perfect— they have tended somewhat to the interests of the cause. It has been demonstrated conclu sively that there are certain serious pathologi cal conditions which arise from the employ ment of ardent spirits ; that there are a host of evils which manifest themselves upon an indul gence in these drinks. The researches of the I medical faculty have demonstrated the lesions which are apt to ensue to the body from alco holic drinks, and have thereby thrown some weight to the subject. Physicians, as a professional body, exert their influence now in favor of the cause—generally speaking, they are temperate men ; the evils resulting from alcohol are daily before their eyes—they see them in all their phases—none are better able to see them than the physician, j and is it tobe wondered at that he should feels loathsome dread of that which occasions the | ills of the body and mind which be is called upon so often to witness } Dr. Chapman said that it was " the sacred duty of every one exer is cising the profession of medicine, to unite with j the moralist and divine, in discouraging ofj the first step in the scheme of reformation discountenance the popular nation of their remedial efficacy." Dr. Carpenter, a recent writer and standard author, wrote a masterly prize essay very lately upon " the use the abuse of alcohol in health and disease," in which be has incontestibly proven that there are but few if any occasions in which alcoholic the drinks are imperatively required ; this is, in and the general sentiment of the profession at No | present day. Even the medical journals often reiterate these sentiments. As the medical 1 fraternity has abundant opportunities to decide by | upon the subject, their opinions are regarded, and they themselves token as good authority^ for- j and as they have combined almost in a mass, vari.. the opinion of the deletericusness ol alcoholic and potations, it is a good indication of the elevated I position which the cause is sssuming, especially have [with them as a profession} these pirsons, stead of, as formerly, partaking of alcoholic potations with the families of their patients, or called upon in the exeicwe cd' the duties of j t' ie,r vocation, as comtervators ofhealth, t «■ ountenance the pra ctice as pernicious, great> ! Jihysically and menially, regarded these consumption of these baneful articles, and Mil ages as truly a " Tincture of Destruction."-— And again, in what light, in the present day, would an inebriated physician be viewed ! or would one who is occasionally addicted to the cup have much deference shown him, or much confidence reposed in him! No, for the voice of the sick is raised against an intemperate physician. Who can question the advance of the cause when public sentiment is strong in its favor } But there are many additional facts and arguments which can be adduced, to show that the position of temperance at the present day is much more gratifying to its true frends than years ago, when the first labors were ex erted in its behalf. The force of example is now better under stood and appreciated—this, when properly viewed has its weight, for it deters many from an indulgence in things which, though not directly injurious to themselves, might be indi rectly to others. Fathers now are disposed to withdraw from the presence of their offspring, when they wish to imbibe, and friends from the presence of friends, where they know its influ ence might be felt But let us look to the clerical profession. A minister who would, in the face of light and truth, indulge in his social glass would be frown ed upon—his desk would, in the opinion of his parishioners be desecrated—he would not be viewed as one deputed to preach the words of truth and soberness, but would bo viewed as one unworthy to wear the white neckerchief. The business of the rumscllcr now, is not regarded as genteel, neither is he looked upon as entitled to much attention or respect; the avocation, at the present day, is materially be low par. Even the conscience of the rutnseller now deals with him, and permits him to vend with many compunctions, and with a great deal of difficulty, because of them. The time has been when a deacon could engage in the traffic and still retain his church membership, but not so now—the voice of the church is strongly op posed to it, and would cause the offending bro ther to be dealt with according to his deserts. Again, a family can now possess some claims to sociability without providing their closets and cupboards with decanters of spirituous liquors and displaying them before their guests with an invitation to partake. The practice has justly become unfashionable, and will not be likely to revive soon,—this may be construed into a good token of the advance of the cause. Georgetown, Del., Oct 26, 1854. [10 be continued.] Written for the Smyrna Times. Bible Temperance. BY JOHANAN. THIRD PROOF.—BIBLE EXAMPLE. (sONTINUED.) Noah drank wine and became intoxicated ; but what were the consequences} Do you find Jehovah sealing it with his approbation } Does it accord with the precepts of the Bible} No; the Bible declares it to be a "mocker," and Noah found it so to his cost The very mention of it is to his dishonor. Noah was a preacher of righteousness; and how could he preach, when every one would be casting in his teeth, Physician heal thyself, consequences ! when his shame was exposed to the ridicule of his children. What was the result} He awoke from his wine and cursed his son. And now, thousands under the false plea of that curse are grinding that degraded race under the galling chains of slavery. But there is a God to whom vengeance belongs, and be will vindicate their cause. Who can tell the evils that have flowed—are still flowing from that sad misstep of Noah I Ah ! wine drinker, you will find the example of Noah a flimsy covering in the day of judgment. The bod will be too short and the covering too nar row to screen you when the storms of divine wrath shall beat about your frail tabernacle. Isa. 28, 20. Another example instanced by the advocates of wine drinking, is the case of Lot. But can any man of common sense, and especially one professing to be a Christian minister, say that Jehovah sanctioned the conduct of Lot in this case} And this is the only instance we have on record that he ever used it. We have no evidence that Lot or Noah either over drank intoxicating liquors but this once. The daugh ters of Lot caused him to drink wine, and while under its influence, commits incest with his own daughters. Ah ! how fatal its effects ! Here is a man who could stem the torrent of intem perance and corruption even in the town Sodom, but who in an evil hour was seduced his on 11 daughters. Let him that thinketh stondeth toko heed lest he fall. Lot and Noah were Iwth righteous men, yet they were poor, frail flesh and blood, subject to temjiUtion, like all other men. And those who make the errors and missteps of the Christian a plea for their own indulgence, in the day of judgment will speechless, like the man without a wedding garment—their own consciences condemning them. If Noah and Lot bad not looked upon the wine, they would not have been stung the serpent. If they had totally abstained from the wine, it would not have token away the heart, and they would have osoajted said consequences. Common sense, as well Bible, teaches that Daniel, Timothy, and brethren, took the only safo course, and carried out the precepts of the Bible. Again, Nabftl used intoxicating liquors, . 1 -■ How sad were its ti to in the in in ot boTL \ .a rtf - -Ti « I apprehend no advocate of wine drinking would instance that son of Belial, who was slain by the judgment of God. But we see in this case, and every other where intoxicating liquors were used, how fatal the consequences ! In every case, we see the indelible stamp of Jehovah's disapprobation. In the days of Joseph in Egypt, wine appears to have been used, but it was the simple, un fermented juice of the grape, pressed from the cluster into the cup of Pharoah. Solomon, in his search after wisdom, while testing worldly pleasures, among the rest, appears to have test ed Uie pleasures of wine, and pronounced them " vanity and vexation of spirit, and evil under the sun."—Eccl. chap. 2. If it is an evil, it cannot have the sanction of Jehovah. On the day of Penticost, the Apostles were charged with being filled with new wine ; but that did not make it so. The testimony of Peter, and the facts of the case fully prove the charge to be false. Nei ther does it prove they were in the habilofusing intoxicating liquor. Christ was called a glutton and a wine bibber; but that did not make him so. Paul was said to be made mud ; but that did not make him as were many in those days who were guilty of fornication, adultery, idolatry, &c.; but the Bible don't sanction these things. The ques io is „0 ... . . 4 n 1 whether intoxicating liquors were used among the Jews, or in the days of the New Testa ment; but whether the Bible » auctions their use «, « beverage. This is the particular , , e ® , P® here are any cases which prove that God sanctions its use, or if I have not dealt justly with these facts and cases, let the fallacies be pointed out. It is the truth we want, let that be what it may. The example - „ t j t T example our Lord Jesus Christ I shall take up in the formof an objection. So with some other picas made by my opponents. But at the present shall pursue a train of direct and so. There is no doubt that in those days many used intoxicating liquors a beverage ; but we have no evidence that the Bible sanctions their wicked conduct. But from what has been said, and from what we have yet to say, we have very strong evidence to the contrary. No doubt there „,. 1 .. _ «U— .. , oi..y answer those objections which necessarily come in my way. And now let the reader re view these solemn truths; let him reflect upon the holiness and purity of Jehovah ■ let him considerthe infinite consequences which must . „ _ rr ,, "'H. r ly flow from Jehovah s sanctioning alcohol in any of its forms as a beverage, and then say that divine inspiration inculcates the use of alcoholic liquors as a beverage Impos •.ikioi u e • , j , siblo Jehovah is of one mind, and who can turn him. " With him is no variableness, nor the least shadow of turning." " Jesus Christ, thesameyesterday, to-day and forever " Who is blind but those that will not see 1 ' Can the ... j , * .. ... .. . b mu lead the blind . Will they not both fall into the ditch 1 So will it be with the wine drinkers and their advocates—therefore " touch not, toste not, handle not," for all must perish ... . r with the using. Dover, Sept. 28, 1854. be by the as and News reached here to-day of the Cûmimmttatimt. Correspondence of the Smyrna Times. Letter from Lewes. Lewes, Del., Oct. 25, 1854. Bin. Editor: —We are now drawing near the fourteenth day of November—a day which is of great interest to every freeman of the State of Delaware. The question of temper ance is to be decided—whether we shall still continue under the despotic rule of King Alco hol, or whether we shall throw off the fetters that have bound us heretofore, and arrest the progress the destroyer has made over our be loved State; and it becomes the duty of every citizen to deckle on this great subject by elect ing men to our Legislature that have the cause at heart. Well, at last, there is some change for the better in the traffic of intoxicating liquors here. The freemen of tbe district in which the stores are situated, that wish to vend the poisonous draught, have refused to sign their petitions for licenses, and we are not to have rum sold by the quart for the space of st« months hence.— Pleasing thought ! Our merchants are now receiving their fell and winter stock of goods, which seems to be quite large, considering the failure of crops.— It appears, however, that all the crops did not prove a failure, as we are blessed with an am ple supply of pine wood—the farmers are busily hauling it to market. Business has revived, and the increase •tores is about to keep pace with the increase of business. Messrs. Lem'l W. Waples and John P. Wolfe are to open shortly, under tho firm of Wolfe St Waples, at the corner of South and Second streets. They have my best wishes for success, both being sober and worthy young men. stranding A sad accident occurred on board a vessel thst came to the Breakwater a few days ago. While coming down ton Bay, the mainsbeet the vessel (upon going about) caught aretind the ankle of a passenger, breaking his leg, shuttering it so badly that araupaUon was neces sary to save life. Dr. H. F. Hall performed tho operation. 4 of the ship Hibernia, of Philadelphia, bound to Liverpool with a cargo of flour, wheat, corn, &.c. The report is, she sprung aleak and was run ashore to keep her from sinking. She lies about four miles south of Indian river inlet.— She was a fine shi j of one thousand tons bur then. Political news is scarce just now ; among the latest items is the nomination of Thomas B. Sipple on the Deumcratic ticket, and the filling of the vacancies on the same by Whigs. It seems obvious that the party is small—not finding enough of their own party that would consent to go on the ticket. Well, these are queer doings ! Wonder what the Know Noth ings think of it I Respectfully, yours, Brevity. cvv / ♦ l The Overthrow of Rum. THE LEGISLATURE INSTRUCTED. Although the friends of Humanity met the liquor party on their own chosen ground at the late election—working under all the disadvan tages of a solemn protest—their triumph has been complete. When the last Whig County Convention passed a resolution instructing the Representatives to carry out the wishes of the people of the Stale, as exprssed through the ballot box, the liquor organ of this city, object ed, alleging that each representative should be bound by the wishes and instructions of his itn mediate constituents; or in other words, the representatives should vote for or against a pro ft ? f ""T*" counties stood on that question. We have no objection to such a view of the matter. We are always willing togive a dying manachance for another gasp—particularly if he makes it V*™ «*} ue3t - Let us see how the next Leg islature stands Instructed on the prohibitory question according' to Unkle I ore's claim : There are twenty eight senatorial districts ' n the State whiclt elect thirty three Senators, ®^ een l ^ esu districts the voters have in f tructe<1 their . Senators for a prohibitory law, by giving majorities m favor of that measure; these fifteen districts elected nineteen Senators, Thirteen districts, (including the xth xxivth an< ^ xxvt h which are divided on the question ft counties) have instructed against the law; these districts elect fourteen Senators—leav in g us a dear majority of five. There are sixty four counties, divided into forty 0116 representative districts, electing one hundre<1 members to the House. Of this num ft twenty-four districts, including/or(y ties have instructed for Prohibition, these dis tricts elect sixty members. Seventeen districts including twenty-four counties have given ma j° r ' t ' eB against the Law ; these districts elect n ' e,nber8: th 13 '«eludes York and Dauphin which have elected five temperance members, Then we have in the House sixty members in slructed in the Law and forty against it—giv '"g usa dear majority of twenty in the House am * ' n Senate! In addition to this < a view suggested by the Re publican ot this City) quite & number ot mem bers have been elected for the exprès» purpose of passing a prohibitory liquor law, as in the clt )' of Philadelphia. The reasons for this may «een m the resolutions of the State conven tion, which, in many districts may account for the 8niallneg8 of tlt /po |lulnr vote / The liquor party have hitherto ridiculed the petitions, for a prohibitory law sent up to the legislature—declaring a large majority of them were woman and children. They now have a petition from about 150,000 voters praying for such a law. Wan ever law rufused when asked for by half that number of petitions} Never! And we have no reason to believe that the next Legislature will refuse to enact so righteous a measure, with such a petition before them, and nearly two-thirds of the members instructed in its favor by their focal constituents.— Lancas ter Express. conn Influence or Women. —Senator Houston was once asked, at a large party given by Mr. Speaker Winthrop, why he did not attend the usual places of public amusement as he had been accustomed to do. His reply was this— let it be read and remembered by the mothers and daughters ot America :— "I made it a point," said the honorable Sena tor, " never to visit a place where my lady, if she were with me would be unwilling to go. I know it would give her pain, as a Christian, to attend such places, and 1 will not go myself where l could not take my wife. A member of Congress present alluded to his own wife, and added that there was mutual un derstanding between him and her, that they should each follow the bent of their own incli nation in such matters. "That may do for you," responded Mr. Hous ton, " but with me it is diffierent from what it is with many men. My wife has been the ma ing of me. She took me when I was a victim to slavish appetites: she has redeemed and re generated me, and I will not do that in her ab sence which I know would give her pain if she were present." Mrs. Houston w a member ofa Baptist church, and is a native of Alabama.— Wettern Joitri««/. I I it Mu ; How Much they Eat in New York.— During tbe three months ending the 1st inst, two hundred and nineteen thousand six hun dred and thirteen animals were slaughtered for food in New York city. During the nine months of the year, the total number of ani mals offered up on the altar of appetite in that city reached seven hundred thousand seven hundred and fourteen, or at tbe rate of seven teen thousand n ne hundred and sixty-six per week, or near one million per year. The popu lation is about five hundred thousand—that an average-of two animals per year to each habitant Not much starving in New York that rate. OSrThe time will come when reflecting men will no more think of making and vending ardent spirits, ot* of erecting or renting grog simps, as a means of gain,then they would now think of poisoning a well from which a neigh bor obtains water for his family, or of arming a maniac to del troy his own life, or the lives 1 °^ ler8 '— Chancellor Walworth • of JS lUli i "The October Issue''---What will the Legislature Do? In the late campaign we were told—or rather the people were told—that the temperance men sought the issue as presented,and that they(the liquor parly, would meet us on our oum ground. Such was not the fact. No temperance conven tion ever pass such a resolution, nor did any temperance paper ever endorse the submission of the abstract question to the vote of the peo ple at the general election. We asked, first, that the Legislature pass a prohibitory liquor law as they pass all other laws, by assuming the responsibility themselves as the law ma king power; or, second, if they were still afraid to assume that responsibility, to enact the law and submit it at a special election,that the peo ple might know exactly what kind ofa law they were voting for, and vote for or against it independent of all party issue. But the Legis lature passed the abstraction—in the face of the declaration that the triendsof'Ternperance would not vote upon it—and we agreed to meet them on their ground,with the understanding that our vote thereon should not be considered as a test of our strength We opposed the proposition until we found we would be compelled to meet it—then we did all forces. In that we failed. m our power to rally our In some of the strongest temperace counties the full vote was not nearly out as the delegates from those ties stated in convention it would not be on the question in that shape. cumstances would be a greater victory than to have carried it by 50,000 majority on the issue fairly presented as the friends of the desired it should be- presented. Now, one of two things remains for the Leg islature to do. The liquor party have not polled half the vote of the State against Prohibition —nor can they do so. The majority ofthevo. ters are not opposed to Prohibition. About 150,000 have voted in favor of it. Have they no right to be hear 1 Five times as many wo men and children who embrace those who suf fer must from the course of the liquor traffic, ' and yet have no means of redress—are not on ly in favor of it but demand protection fur them selves, their fathers, husbands and children. Have they no right to be heard in this great issue? Yes—the legislator who forgets the interests of the women and children in the actment of laws is unworthy of the suffrages of those upon whom they depend for protection. Is the Legislature, then, not bound, by every consideration of honor and duty, to pass the Law Î coun Still, under the cir measure en But if the Legislature should not be sat- 1 isfied with this expression of let them have the matter fairly tested. Pass such a law as the friends of Temperance ask for, and the interests of Pennsylvania demand, and submit its repeal to the vote of the people at ia special election. On that issue we will meet opponents pledging ourselves to stand or foil by • the result. Then the abstract question of Pro hibition could not be misrepresented ; then pro hibitory voters could not be bartered for this or that candidate : then the Law would be before > the people, and they could judge for thems«dvea what they were voting for. Such is our ground —such it ever has been—are the liquor party willing to meet us on it} Much remains to be said on this quistion yet,' 11 we apprehend little necessity for it. The ndà» Ö cations now are that a majority of the next Legislature will be in favor of passing a pro hibitory law as they pass all other laws, and as ' all laws should be passed. It must come soon er or later, and the longer the people ere op pressed with the liquor trafic the more popular j will Prohibition become.— Express. 1 to The Ladies. —The man who does the For* eign Literary articles for the New York Tri bune, in his last letter says: "Some two do-to zen 'new Poets' have made their debut since ] last wrote. Here is one. Silence, ladies and gentlemen, for Mr. Longland^ song. What a large ear that bird has for music, as Pat said of 1 the donkey." " Let God be praised for all bis ways. But more for havin^made the ladies He serves us all both great and small. But most in having sent us ladies ij-iu ■ j •iiT There's nothing in the world so sweet. There's nothing such a treat as ladies; The joys of heaven cannot compete, ! 1 U i ■ With those wc find in tender ladies, . «4 " Whatever pain out fate may bring, While separated from the ladies, Wc'll fancy every pang and wing, That helps us on towards the ladies. I " The heaven's rich to where we fly. Brimful of love and living ladies; In spite of every stormy sky, • •* We'll strive to die among the ladies. I I ' it* 0 tT A little boy, after listening some time to his mother's efforts to get a pedlar to throw in something with everything she purchased, cart »« his longing eyes on some printers in tho trunks. The pedlar reading his wishes, offered to gw«,,,; him one. The little fellow hesitated, ai»d wIn n urged, said : " I don't know as I will take It, untesrytou throw in something." ! > - ■> * ih» A Hint to the M arrteo. I havefiêard,* says Mr. Henry, "ofa married coaplé, Whi*,'• ,i though they were both of a hasty temper; yet m lived comfortably together by simply idwerving .j a rule on which they had mutually agfesjd^- K . • Never be both angry together.* '* mSf ^ M u 0^7" " What is the chief useofbn a I ! " ask ed an examiner of a recent school exhibition. "The chief use ofbrcad," answered tbe urchin, t f apparently astonished at the si niplicity. of thq ; 4 , inquiry, the chief use of bread.is to spread but ter and molasses on it !" 1 ' *• .rspOi ,ifni I 0 ^ 7 " " Oh !" exclaimed a poor sul|e)cer to a dentist, " that is the second wrong tooth you have pulled out !" " Very sorry, sir," said the blundering oper- ,a ator, " but as there were only three whim I be gan, I'm sure to be right the next time.'Lfoi ot h. OO" The following Is a true copy of a sign upon an academy for teaching, in one of toe Western States; _ "Freeman Sl Huogs, School TEacnem— ? Freeman teaches the boys, and Huggs ton OZjrA facetious boy asked one of his playmates —«Why a hardware dealer was like a bbot maker?" The lattes, somewhat puzzled, gave it up. "Why" said toe other, "because Ihn r one sold the nailsand the other nailed toe soles," Hnii IQ-1 ' « imU Jt .'I*'