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VOLUME 2_ELLSWORTH, HANCOCJC COUNTY, MAINE: FRIDAY APRIL 4, 1856. NUMBER 13
<£!)? (Bllsmortlj Slmrrirnii. p^nr.ifliiKO K^*nv fridav morrika ry 3ST. 3rC_ SAWYER. OSce in the Town HmUinff, on Main Street, nearly opposite Hancock Hank. portrij. A Marry Heart. 'Ti» w II to have a merry heart, How -V w abort we stay. There's wia lorn in a merry heart, Wh >t e'er the world may any, Philosophy may lift its head. And find out many a flaw. But give me that philosophy That's happy with a straw If lifo.b’it brings us happiness— It brings tts, we are told, Wh t's hard to buy. th V rich nn"s try, With all their heaps of gold 1 Then 'augh .way—le* others ssv What e'er 'h'-y may ofmirth; Who laughs the most, may truly boast. He's got the wealth of earth. There's beauty in a merry laugh, A moral beauty, too ; It shows the heart's an honest heart. That's paid each one it's due An 1 let a share ef what's to spare 1 D ‘spite of wisd m's leer's ; And ma le the weak less sorrow speak. The eye weep tower tears. The sun may shroud itself in cloud, A nd tempest wrath begin. It finds a sp irk to cheer the dark, Its sunlight is withm. Then laugh away, let others say What e'er they will of mirth ; Who laugh the most, may truly boast, lie's got the wealth of earth, Report on Common Schools in Ellsworth. F 1:1.1 ow Citiz >-s,—We, your com mittee. respectfully inv tc attention to the imporait suVc't of education.—the condition uu 1 wants ufour common schools. It is w ith much plca ur , that your com mittee are able to teport cue uragtng pro-! gross in the general cducatii n oi tie; schools placed under their care d r no the p st verr In the or 1 r of the schools,' t i e prod i nicy of the pupils, and the z al, eier;y. and tfiei-n.-y of the tei h rs, we can hiipilv r put comm ndable im- j p;-. a jin.uit.ofl'cTing satisfactory testimony, i that the cause of general educai ion amo' g us has been on the advance. And we ore cuc iuiag.il to hope, that a brighter, era is b ginning to dawn,—that more1 enlightened liens. and better concep tions of ,he nature, objects, and means! uiid Hstruin ntuliti s to be employed in the promotion of this most important object, the education and appropriate training of the masses, are beginning to ob ain, and arc walking salutary chan ges in the minds of the community.— But whilst there is much to encourage us in the changed and impioved state of our schools, there urem n« things, which must needs be remedied, before our schools can taka that l.t^h fund, which is so desirable, and which your committee hope to see speedily attained. Among the things to which we havcspecisl efeience is the present eonditiun of our school houses. But few of them are such as to merit o ir approbation;whilst s one ot them arc disgrace to the town, and to ti e dis tn u in v ii • 111 y ar. situate 1. In such sha ,'irs w ■ cu bar ,iy ttupe that tne ad ca tag s oi a go id education will be poz iJaa th y ougut; and we ttusl th it a bare allusion to th ■ s ibject will suffice : We nevertheless feel it to be incumbent or us to particularize in one or two in s' ances The school house in Ilistrect No. 18, i* by no means such ss the wantsof ihat comm inity demand .They should build a conimod ous house,with two go id school rooms.— ind should, during the winter, at l-ast, employ s male and female teacher. I District No. 3. is also greatly in want ( r»f Ann <ir mnrn tiiinnl arlinnl hmiuAa The schools in this District h ive, during the last winter, been overcrowded ; and that, in which the primary school has' been kept, is utterly unsuitcd to the phy sical wants, and welfare of the pupils, the seats being nearly a fo t too high. Beside* the house is unplea^nt y situa ted ; and though near the center of a proud and flourishing village, it has the appearance of a barn, rather than that of a nursery suited to the young, where the sp rklin ideas may be taught to snoot. VVe would.therefore,urgently solicit the mhibitants of District No. 3, to take i-nme date steps to remedy trie mui tipii d evils to which they ars at preseni subjected. We wou'd advise them to sell the school house alluded to, aud to build a new one with two school rooms on, or in the vicinity of Pine St. In fact, the moat anplaasant duty, which has devolve^ on your committee during the past year, j has been the necessity of making certain changes in the high school, changes not so much required to carry out the grading system, as impelled by the overcrowded state of'he room. We would also ad vise, and strongly recommend a union of the two districts, embraced in the village,' of such character, tha* the grading svs- | tern, which, at present, is too restr ctod and partial, may be rarried into more per-! feet opp"ration. In a vill ijge like this5 the import toco and economy of a proper gradation of the schools is ltnuicuse. It is a saving of time, labor and money. It iicilitates the clasitication of the pupils, by bringing those of like proficiency to g ther, so that a much larger number may be successfully taught by the same t achrr. The time of both the teacher and the pup :g i., thereby greatly enhanced in value It moreover s cures a true di vision "f labor among the teachers. We want the primary, inter an diatr, the grammar, and high-schoul, without which gradations we can have nothing approximating to a perfect system—noth ing such as the wants of the age and the progress of knowledge demand. Give your Committee but the power, and a fair opportunity to cany out their views, and they would foci no hesitation in guaranteeing, that your high schools would sneedlv show inst mecs of scholar-! ship entirely transcending ihc literary j acquirements of th; most thoroughly quulifie 1 te ic her, which it has been our j fortune to have met with in any one of our public schools during the past year, j We would not in this bold assertion dis- ‘ parage the literary qualifications of the teachers of your village schools, but we refer to the superior mental endow ments of qfiitc a number of pupils, who i need only an oppor unity to enable them to take a h g \ a very h:gh stnni, in the various departments of scientific know edge. And for th ur sakoi, fur there pa cut’s sake, and for the honor of th ■ town, we hope th t such f >cili>ics will be speedily furnished. \\ c believe, that all tiles'- sig restions may be carried into practical effect, without any consul-; craolc increase of the expenses of the town incurred for educational purporses ; and 1 it should be consider .-d, that the saving jf a small sum o, money is not economy, when there is a proportionate loss of iomethimg more valuable. Another fault to which we wish to in-1 rite attention is the frequent change tW, teachers. Tins is one of the worst fea tures hi our present school system. Such change is productive of much injury; and u 111 more regard i-paid in this subject, and greater /irrma i nry o) teaclie'l is se cured, we can nut expert our schools will t keiliat hia It stand which is so earnestly I, he desired. Where teachers have given general satisfaction,—w here th-y have proved tie inselves to be zealous, faituful and coup' ten-,—wh re they have im proved the order of the schools under th.’iechirg , and hive caused them to1 progress, there should seldom he a change. Such teachers should be supported,—and as a general rub , permanen'ly employe l. Anoth r serious disadvantage exper t need by our schools is the want ol ree- • ularity in the atten lanre of the pupils; and we hope th t there w. 11 b a generd and sue luous effect made 11 remedy this prevalent and deplorable evil. There are several other topics on which we should be pleased to suggest a few ideas, but feci impelled to leave them for future consideration, in view of the fact, t.iat th y tr nth on tender ground, and may be more fitly considered hereafter. We would aow invite your attention, fora few moments, to the eomparitive progress of our schools during the last year »Pl__ i I, a nwh.o .1 to Vtl I taught by Miss Ulmer was at least fair, — uni gave general satisfaction. The progress of the school, in No. 2,; during the summer was commendable; and the winter urm of this, school was ot a superior character, giving the most Complete satisfaction. This school was under the cha rge of Miss and Mr. Brim mer. The four schools, in No 3, during the first two terms, and the three schools taught during the winter term, were all of them highly satisfactory,—and their success such a« to iPCnniniend the teachers to the favor of future agents. The fe male teacher* were Miss Donnell, Miss Hall and Mrs. Freeman; and the male teacher was Mr. Ilawes. The school, in No. 4, during the sum mer term under Miss E. T. Haynes gave good satisfaction; and the winter aehool was of a high order. The summer school, in No. "5, wa9 re speclably fair,—and the winter school out of the very best in the town. Thi teachers were Miss Billings, and Mr, Troll. In No. fi, they had one long term un der the cure of Miss Full, and the pro gress was lair. The school, in No. 7. under Mrs. Wilbur during the summer, and Mr Hustings dunng the winter, made rapid advancement, The set.I, in No. S, under the care of Miss Kolduns during the summer was successful;—but under Mr. Fall, during the autumn was broken up by depreda tions cninmitied on the school house by the pupils. The school, in No, 9, under Miss Itlai'dell was successful, and the fall term, under Mr. Perkins, higly so. 'I he school, in No. 10, taught by Miss Turner in the summer, and Mr. Lord in ilie winter gave good satisfaction. The .school, in No II, under the care of Miss Ulmer in the fall, and Mr. Kutridge hi the winter, was a profitable school. No. 12. ihecnnuniitee are unable to re port, n being connected with a district in Ur la ml. The school, in No. 13, under Mis9 Jel lison during the summer, and Mr. Madox during the winter, made respeciable pro gress. Ttie school, in No. 14, hits not made ■ ••lit ii mm mi r (lining mr |mim yrar.— The order of ihe school has never been good; wi.d ihe winter term wns too short to gne the teacher an opportunity to ac •ompli.*h any salutary reform. The schools, m No. 15. were? well con liucted during the fust two terms by Miss Joy And M os Dutton, and Mi. Perkin.*; — and during the winter term, under M ss Dutton and Mr. Johnson,the schools were eminently successful. The school, hi No. l£ under Miss H< phins was measurably satisfactory. The sch'K>l, in No. 17, did not make nuch progress as a whole, there being a .vani of harmony, which restricted the ittendanre to a mere moiety. The school, in No. IS. under the care >f Mis* M.iili f* was extremely irregular, he order of the school not such as lo iierit praise, and ihe progress by no neaus such as would lie desirable; but hr winter term under Mr. Knowles was ,ery satisfactory. The school, No. 12. under the care ol Miss E. J. Haynes made good proficiency, ilid under Mr Sprague was satisfactory. In conclusion jour committee would say, hat they feel highly satisfied with the ■e-ull of their labors during the past fear; and they flitter themselves that the Molithin anil the prospect of the schools nave as a whole, been greatly improved.— 1'liey have fi tirid ihe teachers,lor the most part zealous,faithful,an.l quite successful, ^e feel grateful lor the readiness with which they have adopted our sugges tions, and the efforts which they have made to carry them into practical effect. We believe all the teachers have en deavored to do their very best,—and they have, in several instances, exceeded our m.-st sanguine expectations. S. TENNEY. I). M KXAPPEX How Coal Oas is Mai>e.—The process of making coal gas is much s-m pler than many people imagine. Bitu minous coal is thrown into a hot cylinder of iron, the mouth of which is closed carefully by an iron door, with the edges cemented by soft clay. The vapor ari sing from the coal is received into a tube, by means of which it is permitted to es cape into a series of vessels, where it is cooled and deposits much of its impure matter. It is then passed into another ■cries of vessels containing quicklime. which rubs it of its sulphurous and other intermixtures. From this receiver it flows purified, as we find it in use, into the gasometer, and is from thence distrib uted, as it may ba needed, through drains and service pipes, into various parts of the city. The highly-charged bitumi nous coals arc found host adapted to the purposes of gas-making. In the manu facture of gas from Newcastle coal, a chaldron weighing 27 Cwt. is found to yield 8,630 cubic feet of gis, 14 cwt. weight of coke, 12J gallons ammoniacal liquor, 12 gallons of thick tar. Cannel coal will yield upon an average 12,00" cubic feet of gas to the chaldron. 1 he Blindness or Fobxune,—It is just as well that Fortune is blind, for if she could only sec some of the ugly, stu pid, worthless persons on whom she showers her most precious gifts, the sight would so annoy her that she would im mediately scratch her eyes out. A REMARKABLE STORY The following singular story is taken from "Illustrations of Human Life," by Mr. VVartl, author of Tremaine :— The story to which we shall now ad vert has the double value ol being told, we presume, on Mr. Ward,* personal knowledge, and of illustrating '.lie extra ordinary chances on which human hie is sometimes suffered to depend. Tne cir cumstances occurred to ihe well known Sir Evan Nepean, in the Home depart ment. The popular version of ilie story had been, that he was warned hy a vision 10 save the lives of three or four men con demned to die, but reprieved ; and who but for the vision, would have perished, through the under Secretary's neglect in lorwarding the reprieve. On Sir Evan’s being subsequently asked bow far this story was true, his answer was : ‘‘The I narrative romances a little but what ii al | |udes to was the most extraordinary ihing that ever happened to me." The simple i tacts, as told by himself are these ; One | night, during his office r.s under secreta ry, he fell the most unaccountable wake i fulness that conld be imagined ; he was in l perfect health, had dined early, and had | nothing whatevei on lus mind to keep him awake. Still, he found ail his attempts1 to sleep impossible, and, from eleven till two in the morning, he never closed an eve. At lenirth wearv of this sirueirle. and as the twilight was breaking (it was i in summer.| he deierimned to try what I would he the effect ol a walk in the park, i There lie saw inn lung hut the sleepy s. n | tnels. But, iu Ins walk, happening to 'pass • lie Home office several times, lie thought oflciimg himself in with lus key, ; though without any paiticular object.— .The hook ol entries of the day helore still lay on the table, and through sheer list | lessness he opened il. The first thing he J saw appalled him—"A reprieve to be sent jin York for the coimrs ordered for cxe jcUilO"*” The execu.ion had been ap I pointed for the next day. It struck him jlliat he had received no return lo his or der to send the reprieve, lie searched the ' minutes lie could not find il there. In alarm, he went to the house of the i chief clerk, who lived in Downing street, knocked him up, (il was then past three,) xnd asked him il he knew anything of the reprieve being sent. In great alarm, the chief clerk could not remember. “You are scarcely awake," said Sir Evan, ’‘rec ollect younelf; it must have been sent.’' The clerk said lie now recollected he had sent it to the clerk of the Crown, whose business it was to forward il to York. ••Good," said Sir Evan. “But have you his receipt and certificate that it is | gO'lt ?" •No ’’ "Then come with me, we must find him although it is so earjy.” It was now lour, and the clerk of the Crown lived in Chan cery lane. There was no hackney-coach j to be seen and they almost ran. Tney I were just in time. The clerk ol the crown had a country linuse, and, meaning to have a long holiday, he was at that mo ment stepping into his gig lo go to Ins vil la. Astonished at this visit nf the under secretary of State at such an hour, lie was still more so at his business. 1 “Heavens!” cried he, “iho reprieve is locked up in my desk !” it was brought, j Sir Evan sent lo the post office for the truest and fleetest express. The reprieve ’reached York next morning just at the moment the unhappy men wele ascend ing the cart With Sir Evan Nepean >ve fully agree in regaiding this little narrative as one of the most extraordinary that we have ever heald. We shall go further even than he acknowledged, and say that, lo us It appears striking evidence of what we Il is true that no ghost i|i|»tars, nor is any prompting voice audible ; yet ihe result de|>eii(led ui>"ii so long a succession of seeming chances, and each of these chan ces was at once so improbable and 10 nec essary, that we are almost compelled to regard the whole as matter of an influ ence not to be attributed to man. If the first link of the chain might pass for com mon occurrence—as, undoubtedly, fits of wakefulness will happen without any dis coverable ground in the state of either bo dy or mind—still what could be less in the common course o( things than, thus waking, he should take it into his head to get up and take a walk in the park at two in the morning ? Yet, if he had, like oth ers, contented himself with taking a walk in his chamber, or enjoying the cool air at his window, not one of the succeeding events could have occurred, and the men j must have been sacrificed. Or if vyhen he took his walk, lie had been contented with getting rid of the feverishness of the I night, and returned to his bed, the chain I would have been broken; for vvlmt was more out of ike natural course of events | than that, at two in the morning, the idea j should come into the head of any man to ; go to his office, and sit down in the lone ; ly rooms nf his department, for no purpose j of business or pleasure, but simply from not knowing what to do with himself ? ! Or if, when he had let himself into those solitary rooms, ttie book of entries ^ had not lain on the table : (and this we presume to hare been among the, chan | ces, as we can scarcely suppose books of inis official importance to he generally left to their fate among the servants and mes sengers of the office ;) or, if the entry* in stead of being on the first page that open ' cd to his eye, had been on any other, even I the second, ns he might never have taken | the trouble of turning the page ; or if he land the cheif clerk had been five minutes | later at the clerk of ihe Crown’s house, ! and, instead of finding him at the moment | of gutting into his carriage, had been coin- ' <■ pelled 10 incur the delay of bringing him hack from the country, all the preceding i events would have been useless. The | people would have died at York, for, ev en as it was, they were stopped on ihe ve ry verge of execution. The remarkable feature of the whole | is, that the chain might have been soap | pru ui linn, uiiu iii,i> ncry mm v»tm I equally important. In the calculation of the probabilly of any one of these occur rences, a mathematician would find the chances very hard against the probability ol the whole, if it is asked whether a sufficient ground for this high inteiiosi tion is tii be discovered In saving the lives o! a few wretched culprits, who, as fre quently In such cases, probably returned to their wicked trade as soon as they es cape, and only pluoged themselves Into deeper iniquity ; the answer is, that it is not for us, in our ignorance, to mete out the value of a human life, however crim inal in the eyes of heaven. FL&NT CORN. The questions of cheap bread-for the working-man and whether there will be a good supply of beef depend upon how the people plant corn. If pork next Fall is scarce and high, those who have it to sell may think it is a prosperous time for them, but it w ill be more so if th- people generally have planted corn. Itis no true argument that if all did so the price would be "ruinous ly few.” No countt y ever was ruined by I cheap bread. We adjure yo u therefore, every man of you that owns an acre of soil, to plant corn—in tne English acceptation of the word, anything th.it will make bread— hut more particularly we entreat you to plant maize or Indian corn. We ask it now because now is the tilne to prepare for it. We ask it for the good of the country—for the benefit of the farmer. Is there a man living who took our ad vice and increased his crop last Spring, and who has since had a moment of re gret that he did so? If he lias his deep-: ly benefited country has not. The peo-1 pie icturn thanks to Gad for a bounte ous crop. W ithout it, what would those : who buy bread have done in all this ter rible Winter ? Last Spring a general effort was made to increase the product of the land.— Heaven smiled upon it, and the people wore made glad. There was cause then —there is cause now—that the people should plant corn—more than was plant ed last year, for nowhere arc the g- ana rics full ; nowhero is there a surplus laid up against an unfruitful year, and with out such a surplus no country can be in j dependent, bo people prosperous and hap py. l,cl tnem plant corn. We have had a Winter of severity such as those who arc most able to work have i never known before, and may never know .again, liut that is not certain ; the next | may be one of still greater severity, and ! if so, what a demand there will be for ! grain—the poor will cry for bread. Let the farmers plant corn. | O wing to the fact that the ground has been covered with snow for many weeks, and that snow is an absorbent of fertiliz ing elements for the earth, we have rea son to believe that this will be a great grain-producing season. Let the people plant corn. *- Not a day is to bs lost. We know tha-, the ground is still frozen—that the snows of January still lingor on the surface; but, we repeat, not a day is to be losl from your preparation, if you intend, more than last year, to plant corn. ■" ■ ■■ ■ ..-1 Let it not be argued that the price of corn is falling—it is still largely remu nerative, while all its products are equal ly so. Look at the prices that farmers have realized for beef and pork, and though tte latter has fallen, it is still above the point of profit to the maker. There is no prospect that beef will fall be low ten cents a pound on the hoof for all tl.at is corn fed during the year. At that rata it will pay to plant corn. There is pressing need now for asgreat crop, as great, or greater than that of last tear; and we may have il, if those who read this article will bear in iniud the bur den ot its song, and urge upon all with whom they have any influence, to plant corn—plant more than you intended— more than you did last year, if only by one grain, one hill’ one'rod one rood, one acre, one field—still let your motto be that which begins and ends this appeal — Plant Corn ! [Tribune. The Hudson’ Bay Company.—We find in the National Intelligencer the fol lowing account of this remarkable corpo ration : — “In the year 1C70 Charles II. granted by royal cliartar to Prince Rupert and a number of noblemen a tract of wilderness which comprehended nearly one-half of the North American Continent, and by the grantees was organized the Hudson s Bay Company, receiving its name from the inland sea in the north discovered by j Hudson’ By the charter the grant was j called “Ruperts Land,'’ and was bound- ; cd on the west by the Pacific ocean and , the Russian possessions, on the North bv ; the Arctic sea, on the east by the Atlan- j tic, and on the south by an immaginary 1 line running up the St. Rawrence and through the Great Rakes toward the set ting sun. The objects contemplated by the charter were to discover a passage to the South sea and to obtain furs, miner als, and other commodities; and so strong ly was it worded that it gave to the com pany this large territorial manor in per petuity and an exclusive right of trade forever. Stupendous as was the gift of the Crown of England, comprehending over three millions of square miles, its lawful- j ness has never been ques ioned, but it had been recognized by various official documents and acts o( Parliament. In 1 1847 the capital stock of the corporation £400 000. and the number of proprietors 236. Its affairs are managed by a gov ernor. Selections t.ok a Newspaper.—! Most people think that the selection of matter for a newspaper is the easiest part of the business How great an error! It is by all means the most difficult.— To look over and over hundreds of ex change papers every week, from which to select enough for one, especially when rhe question is not what shall and what shall not be selected, is no easy task.— S If every person who reads a paper could have edited it we should hear less com plaint. To an editor who has the least care about what he selects, the writing ha has to do is the easiest part of the la bor. Every subscriber thinks the paper printed for his own benefit; and if there is nothing in it that suits him, the paper must be stopped; it is good for nothing. '■ Just as many subscribers as an editor may have so many tastes has he to con- j suit. One likes anecdote*, fun and frol ic : aud the next door neighbor wonders ■ that a man of good sense will put such stuff in a paper. Something spicy comes ; out and the editor is a blackguard. Next j comes something argumentative, and the j editor is a dull fool. And so between them all you see the poor fellow gets roughly handled. They never think that what does not please them may please the next man ; but they insist, if the pa per docs not please them it is good for «• r II* .1 • . . i .. 1 THE CONSTITUTION OF THE | Si ATE OF KANSAS was received m Washington through an official bearer on Saturday last. Ii was placed in the hands j( Gen. Casa with the request that lie would present it in the Senate. Mr. Se ward has already introduced a bill pro ndig for the immediate admission ol Kan «ai as a state, “Mister,'' said a regular go-ahead, ac ive and preserving Yankee, to a lazy Iroue that was lounging about, scarcely u be identified by his motion, ‘‘Did you ,-ver see a snail. “Ye-e-s. i r-a-iher think 1 have,” said Mr. Drone. "Then," you must have meet it, for by feruaalem, you never overtook one." The New Maine Law Bii.i.s. The Judiciary Coininitii-e reported two hills on f'riday of last week; one by Mr. Barnes (Whig) Senator from Cumberland, which authorises all towns in keep spirituous liquors lor their "guests"— (town's people noi b"ing preimtied lo be ‘‘guests,’ ) and one person at least in every iowii and plantation, and more according In pupu* lalioti, so as in answer the wants of tlie whole people, are to he licensed lo sell liquors, to he drank however not in (heir shops. The iismcs of drunkards are lo he posted up, and no liquor sellers arc al lowed to sell to such persons. The pro visions of the bill against abuses are very stringent, amongst which are ihe right lo search suspecled premises, lo destroy li quors thus found; and persons selling ardent spiri's are held liable for all the damages which may be done by I tie t r “guests" whilst in a stale of intoxication This is a new feature. The other bill is prepared by Mr. Wedgewaod, (Democrat) of Cornish which preserves the prohibito ry principle, agreeably to the pledge nf the Democratic State Convention which nominated Governor Wells for his pieseut place. We doubt whether either of those bills will pass both Houses and become a law; if either does, however, there is one good thing about il,—:lie parly in power is bound to see it fatliifully execut ed; and even a defect ive law wed enforced is worth a dozen more perfect ones which cannot be exercuted. (Rural Intelligencer. Koi t e KII«w<itIi American. TEMPEFANCE. Let intemperance be practiced by the most healthy man, with the most sturdy constitution, and in almost every case his countenance will indicate to every obser ver, that the liquid fire is preying upon liis vitals. His faltering voice, his want of appetite for food, his trembling nerves and bis debilitated faculties will all de clare. and distinctly, that his health is fast declining, and that without an imme diate reform, he will speedily go down to an ignoble grave. O it is astonishing that men of good sense, of the first talents, of unblemished morals, in other respects who have a high sense of honor, who are economical in their business, who possess much fort' tude, who hold high stations in society and who in every other respect seem to be governed by prudence, should suffer themselves to be overcome by this com mon foe, and so easily become the dupes of this degrading practice. Especially is it strange, when we re flect that the conquest is gained not by physical force, but with the free consent * of the w ill. For although intemperance is power ful, it does no violence to the will.— Nor.e are enterrd upon its list but volun teers. There is no fatal "necessity of be coming a drunksrd. Men are not horn drunkards, nor tipplers, and if they become such, it is because ihcy are fool ishly taken in the snare of temperate drinking. You are all witnesses from what you base seen—that almost invari able as men have become intemperate, their property has decreased, so that we have often seen those who were in opu lent circumstances, who lived independ ently, in a few years reduced to penury and want by this pernicious practice. Miserable man! To him the pleasures of life are no more. To him the heavens arc hung in sackcloth, and all nature is clothed in comparative gloom. Thus miserably lie spends his shortened days, and goes down quickly to a drunkards grave. S. S. rSDm A writer lit ihe Manual Union giv ing an account of the success of a fortune teller (hunter) in that village, heads Ins article,— "The fools tiot all dead yet.’’ If to dance attendance on a pretty wo man with a glib tongue for the purpose of having the future revealed, and the past brought up to mirid again, is the evidence by w hich ht judges that the uaiorluiiate ponton oT the It it tnau race, called "fools,' are not extinct, permit ns to say, that if a larger supply is wanted at Machias, or there are any fears of being left without a representation of all the phases of the human character, please order a supply from here, fun calling on Madum Voting for names. Uovkr.nob or Wiscossm. Milwau kie, March 27. The Assembly to-day, by a vote of 37 to 9, recognized Mr Bashford as Governor. Mr. McArthur has concluded to act es Lieut. Governor. This decision on the part of the Court, was what the Argus and Governor Wells would cull “arraying itself against the Slate!" But they don’t ha^ve a Governor Wells and an Argus in every 'State!— [Portland Advertiser.