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<£!)? (Bllsmortlj Slmrrirnii.
p^nr.ifliiKO K^*nv fridav morrika ry
OSce in the Town HmUinff, on Main Street,
nearly opposite Hancock Hank.
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
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
»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
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,
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
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
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.
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.
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
••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.
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
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
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
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.
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
"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.

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