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A. A. EAKLi:, EDITOU. IR.1SBURCU, FRIDAY, JANUARY li, m. as in other States, demanded a prohibit ory law 5 and in this demand it has been gratified. This obtained, the temperance community, in some sections of the State at least, have iecroed to suppose that their labors were ended that the law needed not the active aid of moral sua sion. ."Now, we deem this a fatal error ! more fatal, in fact, than its opposite. If i moral suasion is ever useful if it is ever j indispensibly necessary, it is now that we liave a prohibitory law ; as without it, the STATE TEIIf EBANCE CONVENTION, i law will not be and cannot be enforced. The State Temperance Society held AH the influences that can be summoned itA-rrs or adycktisi.. Oiit Cuiu:nn, one year, $40 mir " j; One i)i-arp, one y;ir, 6 One f jiiarn, nix mon!li, 4 Or.e iitrr, three weeks, 1 Dj Twelve lines or less make a fquare. Correspondence. it annual meeting at Ludlow on the ICtli I to its aid, are required in order to secure inst. The following is the IIt of officers elected for the ensuing year: For President. Hon. R. Fletcher, of Cavendish. For Serrcturiex. C. W. Culling of Newbury, and Lewis Pratt jr. of Wood Mock. For Vice Presidents. Bennington Co., Rev. J. Steele ; Windham, A. Stevens ; Windsor, Kev. J. S. Lee ; Kutland, Jas. Barrett; Addwm, Wm. Na.-h ; Chitten den, S. Huntington; Franklin, Harmon Northrop; Grand We, (.). G. Wheeler; Lamoille, Nathan Robinson ; Orleans, K.-V. L. II. TaW; Essex, John S.Clark ; Washington, G. C. Sampson ; Caledonia, John Bacon; Orange, Hon. J. Atkinson. Corresponding Secretaries. Windham County, Kev. J. Aiken, Putney; Wind cor, Oel Billings, Woodstock ; Addison, Ira Bingham, Vergennes; Chittenden. J. E. Smith, Shelburne; Washington, K. M. Mauley, Northfield ; Caledonia, Rev. S. II. Colbum, Barnet; Franklin, A.J. Sampson, Swaiiton ; Orleans, I. N. Cush inan, Iranburgh ; Lamoille, E. B. Saw yer, Ilydcpark; Essex, G. T. French, Liinenburgh ; Grand Isle, A. C. Butler, Alburgh ; Kutland, B. W. Burt, Castle ton ; Orange, L. J. Melndoe, Newbury. hxeculice Committee. Rev. A. G. Button, Lyndon ; Rev. Artemas Dean, Newbury; Rev. Silas McKean, Brad fold ; Rev. C. W. Cushing, Newbury ; Rev. Charles Woodhouse, St. Juhnsbury Centre; Franklin Fairbanks, St. Johns bury ; Rensselaer Tute, East Burke. For Treasurer. Freeman Keyes of Newbury. The Executive Committee submitted a report, which congratulates the friends of temperance that u the principle of prohi bition is now clearly established in this State," and that the law-makers are not likely to ignore this principle, nor to make alterations in the present law, ex cept to improve its eiRcacy. The amend ments made at the recent session of the Legislature are approved of, and it is suggested that other amendments are needed. " Moral suasion," it is urged, " is now the great want of the times ;" and in this we fully concur. The law may be made as jierfect as human wisdom can suggest ; and yet if not well enforced, it will be comparatively valueless. And how is a due enforcement of it to be secured ? No act of the Legislature can be relied on to enforce itself. T!:"c is no such thing as a " seif-enforei; g law." Jso matter what penalties may be held in terrorem over the oli'uv rs under any par ticular law, they w'ii not be enforced, unless there is a public sentiment de manding the crorcement of the princi ple of the law. Under our form of gov ernment a law if not sustained by pub lic sentiment, is a dead letter. Public sentiment, indeed, mules aud enforces in so far as they are enforced all our statute laws. But what cr ates this pub lic sentiment? Why, manifestly, it is to use a comprehensive term "moral suasion." Moral suasion creates in com munity a demand for a law, and in obe dience to that demand, the Legislature enacts it. But this same " moral sua sion" has to continue its offices in order to secure the enforcement of the law af ter it is obtained. To rely upon the law to enforce itself, without this aid, is, to tacitly forego all the benefits anticipated from its enforcement. E-peeially is this the case in relation to enactments which tend to prevent the gratification of mens appetites. Appetite is a power not easilv sub lued. Ingenious and subtle, it has eyes sharper than the lynx, to espy loop holes through which to creep, and thus, and in various vays, to evade the penal ties of the law. The appetite for intox icating drinks exerts a powerful seductive influence in community. Not only does it enthrall its votary, but in the absence of moral suasion, it steals an influence which day by day grows stronger over many who, when temperance is zeal ously urged by moral appliances, are cir cumspect and sober men. In other words, there is a class of temperance men, who, when moral sua-ion is lulled to repose, relapse into their old habits ; and this class is not a small one, either. At such times, the influence of even the best friends of temperance, is powerless, because inactive. Time was, when it was thought that the due enforcement of the law; and these influences must not intermit ; they must be perennial; ceaseless, vigilant, ever and at all times active. All expe rience proves this ; and the slightest ob servation at the present time, in this part of the State, affords it a jowerful attestation. CiTTbc Orleans County Agricultural Society held its annual meeting in this village 011 Tuesday of last week. A pressure of business at the time pre vented our attendance, so that, in the absence of any report from the Secre tary, we are unable to inform our read ers as to the business transacted. By the way, why is not the report of the Secretary forthcoming? We expected it, of course, in season for our last week's issue,but it came not ; and now we njruin go to press without having received it.- hat can this mean ? Why this delay ? Are we first to get hold of these pro ceedings in the New York Tribune, or whence may we expect them? Our readers verv naturally exnpct. in hp dnlv informed of the doings of all such meet ings, w ithin a reasonable space of time after they take place ; and we mean that they shall be gratified in this respect. To be sure, we have no claim on the Secretary, which requires him to furnish us with these proceedings ; but we had supposed that in sending them, he would only be doing what the Society expects of him. Are we mistaken in this ? We feel a deep interest in the success and usefulness of the Agricultural Society in this county, and mean to manifest this interest in our columns. When we as certain what was done by the Society at its annual meeting, we shall have some thing more to say of the Society, its aims, capacities, &c. Ikasburgu Lyceum. This societv met on Wednesday evening last, pursuant to adjournment, and after debating the resolution adopted for discussion, awhile, it was discovered that the question em braced two different ones ; further debati on the resolution was postponed till some luture meeting. The society then pro ceeded to transact general business. The following resolutions were presented Resolved, That man is more the crea ture than the creator of circumstances. Resolved, That conscience is an innate principle, and not wholly the result of education. Resolved, That the time has come w hen it solemnly behooves the men of the Free States, to take the position and maintain it with an unswerving firm ness that there shall be no further ex tension of slavery in the United States. Resolved, That a married woman onght not to have any interest in her own right, separate from that of her husband. The last resolution is to be made the special order at the next meeting, when it is hoped that the disputants will have the pleasure of speaking before a Iare audience. The next meeting is on Wednesday evening, Jan. 30th, at six o'clock precisely. Fatal Accident. We are rained to learn that Mr. Harvey Rathbun, of Lowell, was killed on the 10th inst., by the falling of a tree. The circumstances as we have them, are these : Mr. Rath bun being in the employ of Mr. Sidney Woodbury, of Lowell, was engaged in chopping in the woods and fell a tree which lodged on another; and while at tempting to fell this latter tree, a limb from the former fell upon him, killing him instantly. CiTMr. Solomon Noethroi", who was kidnapped and sold into slavery some years since, will tell the story of his bond age, release, ice, at the school room in this village, on to-morrow evening. Some of our readers have probably read his book, and others recollect well the circumstances of his rescue from slavery and the excitement lna .. condition nm- duced. His tale is a thrillinz one. Go and hear him. Will clergymen and all others in terested in the success of our paper, take some pains to send in all marriages and deaths th.it rvimo n,-.,l s,,..t .-...... .. .... . . . "" luclr Bce .' it : V lau lo 113 aia j Jooks badly to see them published in T.a coercive powers of the law, in order to papers fiftv mile. fmm L .1 " ' remove, in time, the evils of intemper ance, to far as it was supposed they may be removed. And to this day, many r- main of this opinion ; hut such is not hie g-ntral sentiment of New England. ' Iper printed within five miles of them lias learned that any one was sick, or badly "courted." CiT Mr. Da o'.l or. Th- venport, of Lowell, is not pu.-hc voice ia this State, an 'noiir-ed ant for the Standard. For the Standard. "Three Honrs School a Day." Mr. Editor, This is a subject upon which a good deal has been said of late, and many of our leading educational men have taken ground in favor of the plan As I am writing, I have before me an article in a late paper, (Vt, Chronicle Jan. 15.) on the topic, "What hinders Progress," closing with a flourish in favor of "Three hours school a da v." I would beg leave, though at the risk of the imputation of arrogance in differ ing from wiser men, and even of being opposed to progress, to advance a few ideas against the proposed system ; and in doing so, I will refer briefly to a few things which have been advanced as ar guments in favor of it. The main drift of what has been said in favor of this plan, so far as I have ob served, amounts to about this. Too much time, it is contended, is now spent in in tellectual training, at least directly. More time and attention should be devo ted to physical training than can be, with six hours school a day. Scholars would, on the whole, really make better progress with less time spent in the school room. Now I cannot but regard these proposi tions as, at least, theoretical asstimptions ; and I much doubt whether the experi ence of the majority of practical teach ers would not be against them. We are ready to admit that the South ern practice of ten hours a day is a per nicious extreme. Too much time may, undoubtedly, be spent in the school room, but it does not follow, as a matter of course, the six hours is too much. Boys and girls, as a general thing, are more inclined to physical than to intel lectual exercise, and I hardly think that one well acquainted with common schools generally, can be of the opinion that as a general thing, scholars do not have enough of physical exercise. The ma jority of scholars are children of farmers and mechanics ; and aside from the labor which they may have to perform at home, have to go from half a mile to a mile and a half to school Are such children in danger of being injured by spending six hours a day, with the usual recesses and intermission, in a properly constructed school-room ? Are six hours any more than such children ought to spend, and well spend under school-room discipline ? One veteran in the cause writing in favor of three hours says: "Scholars need the rest of the time for thinking about what they have learned," &zc. While this is very good in theory, my venerable friend's experience has greatly differed from mine, and I think, from that of teachers generally, if he supposes that with boys and girls, that idea can be practicably realised. Boys and girls gen erally do not, and, under any arrange ment, will not think much about their studies except while actually engaged in them ; and if we expect them to learn, we must, for the time, make it their busi ness to learn. I would not have it oth erwise. " One thing at a time." When scholars study, that should be their whole employment; and when they work or play, work or play should have their un divided attention. I have no sympathy with the absent minded, half-way work, always seen when one undertakes to do two or three things at a time. As to the assumption that more real advancement would be made with only three hours than is now made in six ; it is only neces sary to say that until it can be clearly shown that six hours time is too much, the assertion under consideration could be of no weight. In the article referred to at the commencement of this commu nication, the writer instances " the vast influence of a very small amount of sab bath school instruction as an unanswera ble argument." Who, with a little re flection and comparison of the two things, does not see that this " unanswerable ar gument" is no argument at all? The premise is essentially a fallacy ; and were it otherwise, the cases are not, in any tan gible respect, parallel. I venture the as sertion that, independently of tlwj family and the church, sabbath schools do not exert a vast influence," and, I repeat, there is no force whatever in the com parison. I intended, when I commenced this ar ticle, to refer to a few fundamental ob jections to the "Three hours" plan," but I see that I have already taken sufficient space for one week. With your leave, I shall resume the subject in some future number A Teacher. For the Standard. A Liberal Offer. Dear Standard : There are some in this county perhaps in this town who are or have been, troubled for fear the world was coming to an end within a short time. They derive their fears from certain mathematical calculations, and other pretended "signs of the times" nmde and arrived at by certain teachers of he day supposed to be wise in this ma ter. And these teachers are found both in this country and in Europe. Now this is to say that I will brin- more proof by figures, m0re positin j mathematical proof f, .v.- tliat the world must stand thirty thousand )ears, than any man can that it will ter- For the Standard. A Story ending with a Sermon. Some years ago several hunters were overtaken on the Andes by a violent storm of rain. To secure themselves against its effects, they rushed into a cave near by, it being the first protection that presented itself. But they had not been there long when they became aware that a tigress was approaching the mouth of the cave, and they had only time to roll a great stone to a small aperture within the cave before she came, with her terrible growl. Soon she was answered by a whine from a farther corner, and the af frighted hunters learned that in their hur ry to escape the storm of rain they had entered a tigress' den, and the whine came from her cubs. The old tigress made most frantic efforts to force an en trance, and it required the combined power of the hunters to prevent her from pushing away the stone which was their only protection. Then what should be done ? Their ammunition had been ren dered useless by the wet ; to rush out was to be destroyed by the enraged mon ster who guarded the entrance, and if they remained there, starvation stared them in the face for the brute would con tinue to guard them, and probably her mate would soon come to her assistance. Finally they hit tipon the hazardous ex pedient of strangling the young cubs in the den and throwing them out to their mother. This was done, when the ti gress, after smelling them over and find ing they were quite dead, uttered a long, mournful howl, and started off over the hills in a rapid gallop. Knowing the na ture of the animal, they at once conclu ded that she had gone for her mate, and they lo-t no time in rushing out and flee ing for their lives. They had not pro ceeded far, however, before they heard the terrible howl of tiger and tigress, as they came to the mouth of the cave, and found their prisoners had fled. At once they knew they would be pursued, and they strained every nerve to reach some place of safety before they should be overtaken by the two powerful and enraged mon sters. Soon they saw them coming on behind them, drawing nearer and nearer every moment, and they almost gave themselves up for lost when they discov ered a frightful chasm in the rocks, cross ed by a bridge of reeds, and they were near the bridge. They had just time to cross the frail structure, undo its fasten- I ings on the other side and let it fall so that their pursuers could not cross it after them, when they appeared on the other side. The tig?ess made little stop, but sprang for the side where her tormentors stood looking back upon her ; her strength however, was insufficient for the feat, and even over the miadle of the chasm she fen, 10 ie ctasnea .0 pieces at me oouoin. The tiger, no way daunted by the fate of his consort, gathered up his strength, and by a wonderful leaj absolutely struck his fore paws upon the opposite side, while his body hung over the precipice. Quick as thought one of the hunters sprang down to push off tke monster into the depths below. In Lis hurry he came so near that the tiger struck one of his claws into his leg, ready t drag him with him, or save himself by drawing himself up by this means. Then down rushed the other hunter, and w;th a powerful blow from the butt of his gun he so far stun ned the monster that he let go his hold, and fell howling to his death on the rocks far below. But the intrepid man, who had thus saved the life of his companion, and perhaps that of the others, had not calculated the fores of his own stroke, for, when the tiger fell, he lost his own balance, and tumbled over the side of the yawning chasm to a similar death with his terrible foes. O, how sad were the hearts of his companions at the mournful catastrophe ! With this story for my text, I have a word to say to those who may read it, especially the young. How common it is for you, when you see something unpleasant approaching, to flee from it to the first refuge that pre sents itself, without looking at the conse quences, just as these hunters rushed in to that cave, without stopping to see whether it was a place of security or danger. So you will sometimes run be hind a falsehood toshieldyou from blame, or you will throw it upon your brother or sister, or seek to hide it in some secure den, without once looking forward to the consequences. How many have thus taken the first step to ruin! The first falsehood, told to screen from blame has been followed, or backed up, by others, and these by oth ers until the character is ruined, and the man is lost The difficulty was m the first false, or even careless step. Others, again, have seen something be fore them that seemed desirable, and without waiting to look at consequences, they have seized it, as mother Eve did the apple, and found only too late tint their rashness was likely to prove fatal and they have extricated themselves by as desperate means as that Dursnwl the hunters to rid themselves of the ti gress. How much better it wnl,i v,., the dark masses of clouds, and taken the whole force1 of a hundred storms, than place themselves, thoughtlessly, within1 that cave. So, my young friends, the world is full of dens, and satan stands ready to push you in, that he may laugh over your ago ny and death. But be careful ; never tell a lie to shield yourself from blame, and if such a temptation should present itself, think of the fate of the two hunt ers, and rather stand out boldly in the storm, rather meet the blame like a hero than avoid it by any but honest and up right means; and never grasp some questionable enjoyment, until you have first inquired if there be not a tiger, ei ther before you or following quickly af ter, n. rotate in twenty thousand, and hn ma aaa to his figures "the signs of the times." be for them if they had first looked L. there a champion who will enter the j before them ere they entered that tn Ji " ! Better, far, that they liad Hood out under For the Standard. School Government. Mr. Editor: Just before the de cease of the Gazette there was a short piece written upon this subject and ap peared in that paper, the writer wished others to discuss the subject. Now I do not consider myself so competent to dis cuss this question as some others are but still would advance a few suggestions. I consider that in order that a school may be carried on successfully it must be governed sufficiently to keep the scholars still and orderly, without that harshness which will create a fear or hatred in the mind of the scholar, yet demand from him respect for the teacher. And, as in all places those persons who are superior to others are honored and respected. conclude if a teacher would be successful he must be superior to the scholars, phys ically, mentally and morally. 1st, he must be superior physically, be cause there are in many districts a set of youth who associate the idea of a w hip ping with the word master, and measure men not by their mental, but by their bodily powers ; and when they see the school-master they begin to meditate at once upon the probability of their bein able to put him out of the window or door, Let a teacher in such- a situation (if he doubts his ability in this particular,) be ware how he participates in the games which will be devised to test his strenoth until he has gained the good will, of his scholars. He should be superior mentally, for soon, very soon will his deficiency be tound out m this respect, and if he is de ficient he will lose the respect of his scholars, and it is hard to govern where the teacher is regarded with contempt. He should be superior morally, for pa rents who feel deeply interested in the welfare of their children are very loth to put them under the influence of a Derson whose example and conversation would tend in any way to corrupt the young minds and turn them fiom the ways of virtue. I think in some cases it is necessary to punish scholars, though not often in dis tricts where parents cooperate with the teacher in trying to secure good behavior. But in many cases when scholars are punished, a rotxi, kind word would have been more effectual in gaining respect and obedience to the teachers require ments. I would like to hear more upon this subject from those who are experienced in school government. Tours with respect, James. ;Nou0 Steins. Pro-Slavery Outrage. The Louis ville (Ky.) Courier give3 an account of the infliction of the barbarous outrage of tarring and feathering upon a school teaeherat Lexington, who it was believed, had written letters to the Ohio Statesman, in which the "peculiar institution? was not treated with proper respect. The name of the victim was J. Brady, and the outrage was inflicted during Friday night by a mob of two hundred persons. 6jT The concord Patriot, referring to the report that Ex-Govcrnor Nat Ltaker of New Hampshire is to be appointed Governor of Kansas, says : " There is probably not a shadow of foundation for the rumor above referred to. Governor Baker intends to remove to the West, in the Spring, but without any idea of being appointed Governor of Kansas, or to any other office under the general government. If lie was ' on his way to Washington' on Thursday, he took the wrong track, for he was here this morning." The Massacre on board the Ship Waverly. New Tori, Jan. 19. A let ter from Manila to Elwood Walter, states that 290 Coolies were murdered on board the ship Waverly. It seems that the slight mutiny of the Coolies had been ef fectly quelled after the fil ing of a few shots, and the killing of two or three of their leaders, the remainder having re treated below and the hatches beiii"- fas tened down upon them. Subsequently, owing to remonstrances from the agent of the vessel, the hatches were removed, when it was fonnd that 290 were dead, a part of those as was proven on examination had been scalded by hot water which had been poured down the hatches, by order ot Lapt- French. The officers of the ship are in prison, awaiting a judicial ex amination. Ocr Relations with Great Brit ain. Washington, Jan. 1 G. The Union says that no such question as a suspen sion of diplomatic intercource has been before the Cabinet. Our relations with Great Britain are extremely delicate, perhaps critical, but the proposed with drawal of our Minister is not among the evidences which intimate the delicacy of these relations. The Union further says : "We cannot deny that there are serious questions and difficulties between the tw o Governments." Jefferson Davis was nominated as U.S Senator for Mississippi on the 1st ballot, by a majority of 12. Thb President's Coup d'Etat. The Washington correspondent of the cum uimuua n ines as iouows on Friday : " Rumors of a meditated coup d'etat. on the basis of the intimation thrown out by the official gazette yesterday, continue It is said that the President has prepared a special Message for Congress, appris ing that body that he has given orders for the suspension of diplomatic inter course with England, on a contingency almost certain to happen ; that he has summoned the Cabinet to deliberate whether he shall transmit it to the Sen ate alone, or to the House also. If he decide to exclude the latter body in this official act, it will be regarded as an Ex ecutive reprimand for its failure to or ganize. He will demand that the coun try be placed in a state of defence. The House is expected to fly into a passion, and to insist on its priveleges as a non existent and prematurely deceased, or rather, yet unborn body. It is superflu ous to say that the country would in such case fully sustain the President, and treat the passion of the House with contempt. I may state in passing, that a member of the Cabinet alleges that we are in the midst of a crisis, and that a war will take place with Great Britain withtn sixty days. I would advise the merchants, however, not to act upon this rumor, but to proceed with their shipments and other business as if no war were pending" Heceipta for the Standard ior the week ending January 2ith Sncer D. Howard, Inuburgh-Edward Tay- SM ,rU-TWm- P- Dode' Barion Landing-E. S. Miller, Wertfield-CharW rTi. -, . . .25 each; Kwell FUk, Albany, John -anger, Irasburgh , 31 cents. ' ' 'w ' St. Louis, Jan. 19. The Kieannn Pioneer of the 18th inst., says a battle 4 - a - uvtnccil a party of free State men and some pro slavery men, in which one of the latter was killed and several wounded. Sev eral abolitionists were also killed or wounded. A company from Lawrence, under Capt. Brown, and the Kicapoo Kangers were the parties engaged. A large numher of persons had left for Eas ton. The disturbance supposed to have grown out of the election on the 15th. Washington, Jan. 18. The Repub licans held a caucus at the Capitol to night, and about ninety were present. Mr. Leiter was the chairman ; several evinced a disposition to drop Mr. Banks, but the general feeling to sustain him was strong as heretofore. At eleven o'clock a discussion arose as to the best means of securing his election. New York, Jan. 19. The Washing ton correspondent of the Herald states that the rumor of Secretary Davis's elec tion to the U. S. Senate is confirmed and that he contemplates resigning his seat in the Cabinet. Tiie Filliel-sters. The propellor Arctic is constantly in readiness at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, to start for filli busters, a large number of whom are ex pected to take passage by the steamship Northern Light, which starts this week. The emigrants are said to be young men in delicate health, and, fortified by physi cians' certificates, hope to escape the lynx-eyed District Attorney of New York. fi- Major General Williams, the gal lant defender of Kars, although connect ed with several northern families, has no immediate relatives in England. His family, the London Morning Herald says, are now resident in America. His private secretary, who took an active part in the siege, and distinguished himself for his gallantry, is an American. Counterfeiters Arrested. The New York Mirror states that four men (boatmen) were arrested in that city on Thursday evening, for passing counter feit ten dollar bills purporting to be of the Agricultural Bank, of Pittsfield, Ms. The bills are well executed, and liable to deceive good judges of money. Anew variety of wheat from Chi h, has been received by the Commission er of Patents, This wheat is very pro-ducuve-acropof five hundred bushels having been raised from four btUiels of seed. -..s, s.v.w, ouue onvcruj held at Indianapolis, Indiana, on the S i inst., nominated the following ticket . ' For Governor, A. P. Willard ; j I Governor, John C. Walker; Secr.-h of State, Daniel McClure ; Auditor I State, J. W. Dodd ; Treasurer of $,a! ! Aquilla Jones ; Attorney General j i soph F. McDonald: Superintendent f I Tublic Instructions, Wm. C. LarraVe -Clerk of the Supreme Court, ym -,' Beach ; Reporter of the Decisions of tl,l Supreme Courf, Gordon Tanner. Political. A Larg? meeting 0f th "Original Live Oak Club" was held C New York on Thursday evening, jj, ratio N. Wild, the President, stated that there were sixteen Clubs in active op. tion in the city, and several others in th State. Resolutions were passed invitin the working-men and mechanics of th United States to form auxiliary Ch for the purposoof securing the nomination' and election to the Presidency of Gcorm. T . .1 , i . . . s working-man and the workin-. man's friend. Also invites the " Oak Club" in that city, and all other, friendly to their views, to meet on Wed- nesday evening next, for the purpose of appointing a Committee to act as a Xa. tional Committeeof Correspondence with all Associations formed in Accordance with the spirit othe above mentioiicd res olutions. In New Orleans, recently, a Sun. day law was proposed, closing on tlf Sabbath all the rum shops, and places of amusement, except theatres. The mea sure actually passed one branch of the city government, but was defeated in (hc. other. The papers called it a "Boston Notion." v" He New York Journal of Com merce says that there is now invested in the ice business, in all parts of the Uni ted States, between $6,000,000 and S7. 000,000 ; and the number of men to which ii. gives employment, during tf)c winter months, is supposed to be from 8,000 to 10,000. CiT Marblehead annually manufactures some 300,000 pairs of boots and shoes, that are valued at over a million of dol lars. They have 2,5Cj persons 1080 males and 1485 females, employed in the business. 'fm?y have found it for their advantage to have fewer fishing vessels and more shoe shops. CiT At the last session of the Legisla ture of Missouri, a law was passed, in corporating a company to establish a line of stages from the western part of that istate to ban Francisco. Calculations are made that the route could be traveW petition Congress for the nVT.t e - - --. V vii n;iy and a grant of land along the route. The New Haven Mchdeb. Jfrw Jan. 17. The Grand Jury this afternoon, . ... , J 11115 Principal a"!6 SamueI t, -''-'loUa Wak i iiiuici, auu n . ieman, the Fnl c tr accessories to the murdei ' thews. They will soon be tnstus Mat" Sables and Josiah Jackson weM" evening discharged from prison. T'lit Prophetess wept like an infant on being told that she must remain. Hersey said, pointing to the Prophetess, they little know what they are about in shutting up that person here. Di:roT Crushed bt Snow Heavy Loss. Richmotid, Far.. Jan. 16. The depot of the Danville railroad in this city w as on Saturday night crushed in by the weight of snow on the roof, and is now a heap of ruins. Twenty-five cars filled with freight were also demolished. LcbS $00,000. Injunction on the Ciiari.es IIivek Railroad. We learn that on Satunlir last an injunction was granted by the Su preme Court, stopping the running of trains on the Charles River Branch Rail road, and no trains have passed over the road since that day. The injunction vi sum! out by the heirs of a claimant of land damages, and is only for the trifling sum of yjoOO. The. Charles Hi'vcr Branch extends from Brookmo to Wet Needham, about nine miles, and the trains are run on contract by the Boston and Worcester Railroad. On the Charles River Branch there are upwards of filly season ticket holders, and the transient travel is quite extensive. The annoy ance to the season ticket holders, most of whom are mechanics, is quite serious. It is presumed that the interruption of travel w ill be but temporary, as thefrientU of the road are making arrangements to have the injunction removed. 2tew Enj lurid Farmer. Tiie British Ccrrenct. It has ken finally decided to introduce the decimal currency all over the United Kingdom. The pound will be retained as the unit, and divided into one thousand purts. The half-crown will be abolished thf shilling fifty, the sixpence twenty-five, and a new coin will be introduced repre senting five farthings, h Liile the present farthing will be depreciated one twenty fifth in value that is, there will be thousand to the pound sterling, in.'c! ci nine hundred and sixty.