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r HALEIGIT, NOIlTnOAROLINA, OCTOBER 2518507 .volume n. NUMBER 9 THE SPIRIT OF THE AGE IS PUBLISHED SVERY PtllDAY, BY ' ALEXANDER'! . GORMAN, ' i EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. . , Te ring) Subscribers, tl 50 pet annum. . To Club of five, and upwards, 91 each ; Payable in all etaei in ndraitre. Advertisements inserted at the usual rales. All Latter to the Editor mcst be pus! paid. Cljaice ITitcroturr From, the Star of Temperance. THE WITH DRAW AL, OR THE POWEtt Ot WOMAN'S WVE. " j la the environs of a largo city, sufficient ly remote from the din and the confusion of Im business world to render the location a pleasant one, the stately residence of Gene ral juuuumaur nua um uiojuouw uuui J" 1 f seating to the eye of the observer an unusu al appearance of opulence. B ut as we, dear reader, have but little to do with the wealth of the noble proprietor, let us enter, at onee pon the subject matter of our short story. Go with me, if you plea-He, to an elegantly ' finished back parlor in the above mentioned dwelling, and there let me introduce to your acquaintance the air occupants of the room. TUL finjt la Ponn ml 1 in irlitsv (if I -..it in. pal Montressor. Look at hrr high, intel lectual forehead ; her merry, laughing blue , aye ; 4 her chorry, . pouting lips, and her check, like lilies dippod in ruby wine ; just storing her eighteenth year, she presents' aa oasis, if 1 may be allowed toe expression, upon which the eye delights to linger, and lingering, becomes fascinated. Jler coin ' ponion, Mary Wentworth, is about her own . age, with large, black-lustrous eyes, beam ing with intelligence',. hair, black as the r . Ten' wing ; small Grecian nose ; exquisite ly formed mouth, and a complexion less fair, bat not less beautiful than hur cousin Fan- ' Altosuther.it would be a diiUcult utter to find two beiugs better calculated to please the eye anddclight tlie heart than Fanny and Mary. ., " So, cousin alary, raid ranny, "yon c are really going to marry ugly Harry Darl- too, after having bad at your feet all the ' handsome young men of the city. - - Not quite all, cos ; for instance, there is ' Beverly Byrnham, the very Apollo of young i men, has never whispered a word ot love to to. But I do not think my cousin Fanny can say as much and pay a proper regard to r , ' I shall not attempt to deny his having made love to me, and as you have kindly Bade me your confidant, I will be equally candid and own to you that I expect some day, not far distant, to become Mrs. Byrn ham.' . At this acknowledgment, Alary remained silent, and an appearance of sadness stole over her features. ' Why, "Mary, what is the matter,' said I Fanny, ,' you look as sad as if I had announ ced the day of my death instead of my niar finsre." ' ' ' Fanny, jny dear cousin,. you know howl deeply I love you, and will not take ofionce at what I am about to say. r t . '. " . - Go on, Mary go on, your serious man ner alarms mo. . Do .yon? know any thing wrong of my betrothed X ' "- . Nothing, Fanny, more than whs ,' yon and every one else knows ; but I purlUips, view it in a different light from most per- The feet of Mr. Byrnham's- having in?. Have von never read the pledge. Fanny ? If you have not, read it care fully, and I think you will agree with me, that no strictly conscientious man would ever drink after once taking it." Fanny looked quite serious, and re plied. in a saddened tone : M Thank you dear Mary, for your kind solicitude. I had never viewed the matter in this light. You have convinced me that Beverly acted without reflection, and I will talk to him about it, when I have the right to. do so, and try and persuade h i rg to rejoin. , . "Do, dear Fanny, urge him to join again, I know he wilt not refuse youi re quest, if you will make it at a proper time and in a proper manner. Ah,' my dear cousin you know not how much happier I feel, since you have made me the promise.. So, now, good-bye; and do not forget -to do so as soon as you are Mrs. Byrnham. . Some six weeks after the foregoing conversation, r anny and Mary were both married on the same day la the chosen of their hearts. All things look ed bright about them : the sun seemed to shine only for them; and as 'the marriages were in what is 'called high life,' party followed party in rapid succes sion. The sparkling wine flowed bright and free, and Beverly Byrnham partook more than usual of the insidtous poison. Fanny, in the joy of her heart, forgot her promise, and not only neglected to expostulate "with her husband, but even encouraged bim -by participating in the accursed vice. Ah, poor girl, you know not what an abyss of ruin you are nigh ; an abyss ready to swallow up the bright ness of your joy, to blight and wither the last lingeting ray ol hope, and nnally bring yoa with crushing sorrow to an early grave. - But as we promised uf story should be a Bhort one, let me haste 10 me conclusion, uariion ana Byrn ham were both doing a flourishing busi ness, as merchants, and only for -the difference of one being a firm Son of Temperance, , the other a, daily wine drinker) their prospects for success would nave been about -equal. While Oarlton gave his -undivided attention to his store and domestic affairs, Byrnham divided hie time between business and social urine parties, j His fondness for parties and wine grew upon him to such an extent that he daily neglected his business and was not unfrequently ab sent lrom f anny and bis fireside until late ju night, and this, too, .betore They bad been-, married more than-, one short year.-. This opened Fanny' eyes to the approaching storm that was gath ering thick and fast over her head, and she sought to ward it offby kind expla nation. - But alas! unfortunate woman ; she had delayed the exercise of her in fluence too long ; Byrnham would only laugh at her fears, call her foolish little thing and invite her to take a glass of wine, assuring her there was no danger of his ever becoming a drunkard, though he oid sometimes get a little merry. Thus things progressed from bad to worse, till at the expiration of five years the handsome, Witty, fascinating, courted Beverly Brytiham, sunk to' the level of , brute, and was daily seen wallowing in the filth of intoxication, (lis wealth gradually faded away, so that when an other year had passed, bis fine store. dwellin house, furniture, and'even- his wife's jewelry all were sacrificed totiis insatiate thirst for the dark beverage of hell. Reader, go with me, if you please, man. The Sons were holding a meet ing that night in their accustomed place. Byrnham went direct to the Hall begged the O. S. to go in and send Darl ton to bim. Darllon came. Byrnham told him he' had come to join the Sons and implored his friend to get admiss ion that night. Darlton returned to his brethren, made the effort, and succeed ed That nicrht Rvrnhnm returned in bis wife a sober man, explained to her i linS blask A BEAUTIFUL SKETCH. - The bell toll ! Again the sad minstrelsy of Death strikes out his iroivdirgo in meas ured tene.j Again t The name talc is told. The rcniorsele enemy" of man- is again in our midst. The sky is o'er-cast and cloudy, and the drifting snow eddies in the whist- A Ion day for a funeral cold without, and mother earth ta& .how he had overheard what bad passed om, ana ;motner earth ta tol.ling her between herselt and lather, the effect "ul-11 uu w-uim; wuiw minmu. it had upon bim, and what he. had done. Poor Fanny wept herself to sleeps on -the bosom of her husband. Then next morning Darlton sought his friend Bvrnham, and offered bim the head flirting as the two elemcuhi, fire 'and watei i I some insisting open the construction above I alluded to, while others, not presuming to 'G, W P'S. REPORT. j"18CU8B the point at issue, propose an alter- Tojhe: G. D, A orth Carohw : , w,mt calleJ the.cid clau8e A ;w Worthy' Brothers : Again it is our I After" having given tins subject ducat-, privilege to assemble in Grand Division on j tention and weighed every argument, for this auspicious day; a day that of all oth-iand against it, it L my -deliberate conviction", era, is looked upon by our Order as bo that no alteration should be made, even if con iincnccmcnt of labors which in thehyif j H could be. ' , ; , suits, involve the intereNt of our Institution, 1 The N. D. atlta fourth Annual Saariion- clerkship in his extensive f establish ment. The offer was thankfully re ceived, and Byrnham went to work re- H tale. Earth is passing way. Another one has pascd, beyond tbe realins of .snow and win l.l.w.. . : ..e n, 1 t.i: i 'c r 11 i, i . . , Notwithstanding the desolation that death unfailing bloom. Passed away m V inter ' , i i -6 i i .i e . .i n , i- ,- lias produced in our laud ui the prostration r it tune lor the old to die, lallinj; like au-l c i- i e , , , . ,i i ti i ! ot many a valiant advocate ot our ijrmciples, tunin leaves to the earth m t he winter of .1 - , . . 1 , r i Tl ,. , f . , , , me buu- ui wnosu ueiiiK once snonc in I Hilt pulil T(ir thf w-irn.lHwrti:l vniini ... O its brightness and teauty, bat try death and to a considerable extent the iuipfvv-; in 184", adopted the following resolution inent of the moral character of our beloved j ' Resolved, That the N. D. will never, luo I Jiut cold tor the wirm-heartcd voun? ! to pass away, solved to live and die a son of Temper- " Room gentle llowcrsj my child would pass to ance. Fanny and her babe were com-. heaven," .-J & . fortably provided for, and in a short said Willis, as he kid th eluld beneath the time her cheeks resumed their wanted green summer's sud. U'T-s a beautiful color, and she became again the bright ; thought for a child to pass through a pnth- aod beautiful Fanny of former days. General Montressor made Byrnham a partner in Darlton'a establishment. And, to use Byrnham's own language, all things go well with a true Son of Temperance, but misfortunes overtake him who withdraws. PARVAS. eons. withdrawn from tRo Sous ,of Temperance is what ... I allude to, and is, in my mind, a I to yon miserable hovel in the suburbs : h, ki. i -r.u u . .u-L.if.i. verv serious objection to him. - ' Is that all, Mary j why, really, I thought, yoa had made seme terrible discovery. Ton need not be uneasy about that matter. Beverly.told me all about it. lie says he only joined to influence a young friend of his who was becoming too fond of his cups He thinks (and 1, agree with him,) that there is no use in hU debaringTiinwelf .the pleasure of glass of wine with bis friends, aa be never has and never will 'drink to ex ecs. But, Mary, this is n strange objec tion coming from yon, who ace about to tarry a man that has dissipated more in,onc .i x 1 uD u. . i:r-:. ' . VVHT IIU1I xuwwjr una uiv-umc. True, very Jrue, Fanny ; but mark the difference : Harry is a. staunch Son of Temperance, and has been uch for the last three years ; abstaining Altogether from the use of intoxicating drink, there is no danger of his being tempted to sin, in that particular, as he baa too much honor te violate, bis pledged" word, and assures me that he never 'could think of withdrawing. for of the great city ; push open the half de cayed door. W hat do you see i . A wretched iemale clothed in the squall id rags of poverty, with an emaciated infant clinging to her attenuated breast ; moaning pitc-oasly. Jor the "sustenance she cannot aflbrd. -. This, dear reader, "ia Fanny that Fanny who but a few years back bore of all that was lovely and attractive in woman. Behold her now witheringintoJ 'the grave ere yet she fas reached the meridian of life. And yet, beautiful holy, unaccountable" love ! she clings with a death grasp to the destroyer ol her peace. As the ivy to the stricken oak that will ere long fall upon and crush it, so the wretched -Fanny clings to him upon whom she lavished her unfathoma ble love "- But see-r-some one enters this abode of misery,, and there glides another, hu man form, but .does not enter. Who are they ? The one whp has gone in is benerai nlonlressor, f anny b lather WHAT A PRUDENT WIFE DID. A correspondent ot. the National Era relates the following: "A fact which I came in possession of a couple of 'years ago may illustrate the character of the Hew-Englanders, and reveal the origin ot some branches ot their profitable busmesas. S W was the son of a country clergyman, and was accustomed to laboring on a farm in summer, and keeping school in winter. He was moral, .industrious and frugal, and took a -wile possessing the same qualities, together with a shrewd propen sity to calculate all articles of liv ing. One day her husband brought home thei clotk and trimmings tor a new coat. tl wife inquired the price of the butloaa, which, she noticed, were made of cloth 'lasting,', or, more fully, everlasting,!: covered on to wooden button molds. She thought she could afford as good a but ton, make by hand, J"or less money. The next day, like the true daughter of a Yanfcee, she 'tried the thing out.' She bought the cloth by the yard and the ! moulds by the dozen, and in, a wefe she-! had better buttonsj at a less price, in thej market S W soon left farming, and school-keeping, bought the floth, which bis wife cut into button-covers and button-moulds, nired the women and girls of the neighboring towns, to make them up, and sold them at great profits. - ' . Soon another entered into partnership with hiin, and invented the machinery to da the work. Then- the plain laslin? was changed to velvet' and satin aneU twist. Improvement on improvement in machinery was made, till they equal ed the best English, or French, or Ger man buttons. S W -now owns Oiie of the sweetest Villages in the Con necticut valley and almost supplies the United States with buttons for coats and overcoats, fie has endowed an academy munmciently ; nas contributed line a prince-to the funds of a highly distin guished and useful female seminary, and has rescued a noble college Xrorn embar rassment. So much for the carefulness of a prudent wife, and so much foe a dis position to earu an honest living in some way, rather than thrive in idleness on the hard and too often unrequited toil of others." ; way of Sowers into heaven, a brighter .bud than all, to expand where graves and: win ters are not. Bat it is winter now, -and a child is passing to its little homo in the cold earth. The snow is fast failling. and the turf alxve its Test 'will soou be white as its own lips and cheek, or the shroud around it. But the seasons will move on. The spring time will cuine again ; uud 4he sweet flow ers will burst lrom their wiutry sleep upon the little girl's grave, while iu the summer of unmortallity, she" shall bloom iu uufadiug innocence and beatfty." NEARXElSS.OF KTK1WIT1', The following impressive t!wttgh"ts are found at the close of ono jnjf Dr. Spring's sermons : " I shall never address this au dience asrain. I shall never a rain meet them, but at the bar of God, , Thrinter view seems indeed far distuiit. " Uot it will beta foon' as Time, witL hktal wuW.i shall nave Buttmed the little remnant of nml short career-. "- After-death, the wdKmerV'"J tV e oie j out intervening ages; pass rapidly over those who sleep in the dust. ; There u no dial-plate, yhore on Watch to- count the hours of time. , No longer is it told by days, or months, or years; for the planets which mark these periods uro hidden from their sight. Its flight Is no longer noted by events poreeived by the senses ; for the ear is deaf and the eye i closed. The busy world of lire, wmcn mates at each morning and ceas es every night, goes on above them, but to them all is silent and unseen, lbo greet-, ings of joy and the voice uf grief, the revo lutions of empires and the lapse of ages, send no sound wl'biu that narrow cell. Gen eration aftor -gene rat ion arc Ijrdught and laid by their side ; the inscription npon their mon umental marble tells the centuries that have passed away ; but to the sleeping dead The lonff interval is unobserved. Like a dream of the nigh, when, with the quickness of grown dim and its lustre thus passed away into the darkness of the touiu, yet a num ber are spared and permitted thus to meet on this festal room, 'with hearts beating ro- sponsivety to the salutary teachings of our moral faith, as exhibited in our blessed mot to,: Love,-Purity and Fidelity,. Let us then, whilrwo pay the passing tribute a tear to tho memory of the illus trious dead send up our heartfelt thanks to the father ot Jlcrcics, 6r the prcsorvatiou of our lives, and for tho hnppy re-union which many of us this day enjoy. The past year has been to some extent, one of toil and trial. . . Opposition which seemed partially to Jiavc passed away, and was almost numbcredVith the, things that were, returned again with increasing sevcr- rity, continuing its work of bitterness and strife. The Press, tho Pulpit and the Dem agogue, did all unmask -fboir flatteries, and pouring forth their niahgnant fires, endeav ored to counteract the. happy and healthful influence of onr principles. - In some in stances, Pastors have been known to arraign, try and expel their members because of their connexion with our Urder., It is however gratifying to us to know.thaM , ... . . .t .t , i IB me mius oiopposmou, sinus, scama, aim blight, we have coine out like gold purified in the 'furnace, and present at this time to the public gaze, a moral edifice adorned withl the moral grandeur "and sublimity of hs teaching suTording an awrlum to the poor inebriate, a she leer -trom -the raging tempest of iice bidding him to hope in the emanci pation of .blind and character from the- oblo quy -that Intemperance - entail, upon Its unnappy iictuus ciotnmg nun wito. a sound niiml and making him onee more in the "moral world a man ! . . , Although some have fallen, and we lie hold the"fragmonts of a once beautiful col umn that stood erect in tho vast colonade of our brilliant edifice a living and speaking monument of the power of our Drincinles to I redeem. , the moral character J" still we are moving on, and aa ilie nropiUoug tide bears upon jta bosom the rich freightage of the in tellectual and moral man freed from the tjf- V 1 .1 x r i . l thought, the mind Vatlgcs time and space, uara.' "llB almost without a Jimit, there is bur a mo-1 ""S.? fulness of its j,y and the nfent between the hour when fhe-cye is doe- "J" l"e' Tl. r?fT: . ... u i A J- am more luun Kratmeu 10 siais be says be can not see how any man of The other, Byrnham, returned home suf- .common sense can twist toe pledge ne take as a Sod of Temperance into such a shape as to allow him the ' privilege of drinking under any eircurnstances. Taking this view of the subject, J am bound to think that the man who with draws from the Sons (for the purpose of drinking) baa not the moral courage to withstand the temptation, and takes the unmanly mode of dodging the pledge he , hat taken, simply because 'be sons ai low it and the world winks at it. Mr. Byrnham may be an exception, it may have been a want of thought with bim; but I must own to you, dear Fanny, he would have stood much higher in my es , timation had he never been a Son, and higher still, had he stood firm alter join- bcientiy sober not to disturb the meet ing between bis heart broken wife and her father. Hark ! what does the fath er eay to his daughter ? He tells her he has come once more to offer her and her tiabe the protection of his roofj and tatberljf care, if she will but agree to give ' up her worthless husbands What is her reply? Do. not, oh! my father, do not ask me to give him -up. I can't he is the father of my child; 1 still love him, I stilt hope, be will re form ; and if he never .does, oh I let me live and 'die with, him. Not for the wealth of worlds would I forsake him. Byrnham heard all that bis wife had said. He groaned in agony of- spirit, and dashed off" with the speed of a mad- THE COMPANY OF WOMAN, lie cannot be an unhappy man; who hag the love and smiles of a woman to accompany "him in every' department of life. The world may look sad and cheer less without, enemies- may gather in his path, but when he returns to the fire side and seVs the tender love of woman, ne lorgeis nis cares ana troubles, ana is a comparatively happy man.' He is not, prepared for the journey of life, who is without a companion, who will torsake htm in no emergency who . will divide his sorrows -increase his joys lift the veil from bis heart and throw sunshine amid the darkest acenes. . Not that man . , . L" l - L I t cannot oe miseiaoie, wno. nas sucna companion; be he ever to poor, despised and trodden upon by the t world. Vert Fine.-'' I tajNrt Jormson, did you hear 'boude catalepsy dnt betel Phil lis?" " Ob course I didn't what was itV", " You see, de doctor 'ordered a .blister on her cliisU Well, as she hadn't no chist, no bow, she put um -on do band box. and it drawed her new pink bonnet all out ob shape, and spile um entirely. ed in tho grave, and when it jrakes to the judgment." - -ev ' -s. V DRUJJENtESS A CRIME. We were never better pleased with a judge's charge, thjiri 4hal of Mr. Justice Uolendge, on the trial ol young Monk-1 I house for shooting at his father. The defence set up was drunkenness ! " " The prisoner," said Mr. Ballantine, his coun sel, ! was addicted to habits of intempe: ranee ;" and he submitted that at the time heniade the attack upon his pa rent, ."he was in a dreadful slate of in toxication !" We are sorry a barrister should have taken such aline of defence. Could be have hoped it would be suc cessful ? If the prisoner had been ac quitted upon such ground, a ruffian would ....... ... drunk -before he went upon his work of mischief, to have a fair chance of acfluit- . I T - . t air. justice voieriage properly iota make njiy alterations in the pledge, as con tained in the Constitution, Art. iJd. V In view therefore of this actionathc power of legislation by the highest Judicatory of onr,, J" Order is settled. It is true that we may Ci- ; press as a (iraud 13iv'iioj) our opinion gtt this or any other jvintijftlie plcde.'tiutfurtiejr i ' than this we cann6l,.wt dare not go. Yoa 5, will here- permit nui to"exprcV the earnest ' hope tlrnt ttl the expruSsiou of your opinion. - . .. i. i i.-. .r.i... i in.'... mo wiyra liiis buiijeet, you will nave Ulu courage to ilo your.Uuty and to guard against , any latitude to tlieffloral pbligatUm of the Pledge, that "would compronut oureharacter. and the priuelplcs of the Order. lama- ! ware that it is frequently -urged that we should' ' be cautious and guard against running into fanaticism and while this caution is good in ( its place, we sliould bo equally guarded ; in, ' ' ; not giving by any action of ours, to JBiy ex- tent, a slack reign to our appetites add pas- " sious. AVhat is there iu sweet cidersb temp- . ting to us, so as to pcrkaudc the fursukiug of our principles, which are foundeuUin lulal oW " stinence, as many have threatened to do, and , . some have done. ( For the prosperity of every cause, there - exists a necessity for self sacrifice. Our ho1- ly religion inculcates this pruiciple of devo- tion, and makes it obligatory npon her vo- taries. Then we as an Order, imitating thia -jm bftssed example of oar holy christianityrj j win nave uio protecung care ot a araciouav, Providence, and though for a while the dark cloud of uncertainty and gloom, occasioned ' 1 . J .- m .. - . . uj mo ajsaaeciion oi some, may gather o er our liorizoq, if God thus be ifor ns, his 'WiU, exercised shall eusc that cloud to disappear T before the star of our Order, and then it ' shall bo our pleasoro and delight to enjoy the fruit f our sacrifice,"' tad the answer T . of an approving conscience. Better that j -for a while our cause should -even lanztti&h. than for us to yield our integrity and whofc- some print rules to thecflusiou of misguidcoi, feeling. Again permit mo to express the 1 hope, that in your actionjron will not be ,de- terredjiy a consideration of the loss of num bers, or influenced by-the" position of those, who advocate this change,' ? - ' ... P I might add that in the action' of all bod-1' ies, they treud upon uncertain ground when - , their proceedings arc characterized by con- , structive action. If we- could aud were to - ' give way in this particular . to the wishes of . those desiring the ebango, there is no tell- , tag what the establishment of such a prece- deut might lead te. Alterations and chan-, ges would multiply, and. wrj would, hare at our seasions an endlojis task to perform." ' My own- impression is, that while we can- not legislate upon the subject, it Savour im- perative duty to give a . decided expression . of opinion in rcg-rrd to tins matter, so that-; . hereafter, there shall tie no difijculty en thia suujcci. . . Perhaps it would not be amiss for me to gratified to state, that in creasing prosperity and ' suecesss has atten ded our labors during the past year, and when compared with ether State that pleas ure is increased from a knowledge of our al most isolated condition in comparison with the advantage and resources width they pos sess. Buck is the amount of iuterest and happiness embraced, in tUe principles of our ,.ll attention, to a eubj'ct which has agitated If..-..:..- .i l. .i l.i-.i: .... -. -i-ii. . ursraiiLtaM'.ui. uiiu cuvii uiu uicbiiiitii uii'v i nuu iiinju iu n cuumltuuil1 eiwnt inn I allude to the Licence Law sotno ot onr Dretnren, enu- confer oh those who embrace them, that it j public mind." is ao wonder that our Tabors ha"fo been erownrj of our State. ed with -abundant success ; -and it-is my firm conviction that if we are equally as guarded and active ia the future m we have been in the past, there can be no doubt that the coming ! year will be still more prrispcrous, and ma ny a one in our State, who now stands aloof with folded arms from this God-like enter prise, will be found in our ranks actively and xeatousiy cngageu in tue aavocaey ot our claims in bohalf of fallen humanity. Having been actively engaged in business during the past year, it has not been in my power to visit the different sections of the tal. the Jory that ' diunkenness itsell was in law no excuse for a crime," and in sentencinz the prisoner after con viction. I Order." I have visited a number of Divisions added yat the court eould not for a mo- tn the western portion ot the btate, and la ment permit it to be thought that it was j bored among tlieai for the spread and diffu arry palliation of an offence, that it was ; sion of the principles of our organization. committed undei the influence of drink, tl'he other portions of the Order, howe-rcr, He could not help thinking that in the 'have not boon neglected. - Deputies; .were (assistance and that moral suasion which thai present cas'e.tbe prisoner, having formed j duly commissioned by meat tue commence-1 motto inculcates. ISy these means we think ne.nfjv fliritimmislind fiirrri(Mrnviiliinriia m& vices in our cause, have expressed Jirrougb. , tne press, ana m otner ways, tbeir "viewv urgin" the rriipriety of memorializing the Legislature ?r its abolishment. While 1 agrjje with tiem in regard to the evil pperar tion and tendency of the' Law, I am com- pelled to differ with thorn in the means to be employed for its abolishment.' " I am of tho opinion fliat it would bo inconsistent for " us as an Order to pursue any course on this subject, assuming a legislative form, 'or re- " sembling it in the slightest degree. 'm Ours is a moral associationarul Us strong weapons aree to be found ia tho" beautiful ' . motto inscribed upon out baifnef. In all of "k our actions we are to be governed by them, and thus actuated, care to rely on Divine the desperate design which to some ex- meut of the term of my offiee, fur those tent he had carried out, had endeavored to counties whore the Order existed, and 'as h fortify himself to commit it by lhe6xcite- bas extended, I have appointed otliers who ti- One of those country editors who " print for glory and livtwin trust," earnest ly entreats his delinquent subscribers to de cipher the lollowing puzzle and tonow the precept which it contains ; sktnuU' hut YAP. i i' The census returns for Williams burgh, N. Y., make the present popu- lationto nflmber ,UUt) souls. In IS ft) the population, was only 5600, showing y,e 0oce meat of drinR." It would have been strange.' thdeed, if one crime had Deen allowed to excuse a -"greater. A man has no right to get druukf. Drunkenness is a punishable offence, because of its mischievious consequences to Society . A drunken man may not . be conscious of that he does ; but the very act of get ting drunk betrays, at least, a rockless' ness of consequences, and be Should not be held blameless when bad ensues. Drunkenness is a vice too leniently dealt. with. It ia the -cauie ol much, of the poverty and woe that we observe in the streets.'as well as in the recent disclo sures relative to i the condition of the poor t and police-magistrates would but perform their duty in visiting every case of violence from "drunkenness brought before them with the utmost se verity of the law. Even then the' pun ishment would be inferier to the gravity an increase of 0,000 in ten years. Livington's Law Magazine. have had it under their cara and supervision ; and I would take this oecasionto present my most grateful acknowledgements to Uics brethren for the acceptance and discharge of arduous and laborious duties, and te express my admiration of the real which they have manifested fur the Order- No class of onr brethren have labored more or accomplished as. much for its spread and advancement, aud for this they should ever be held in grateful estcom. - '.'.There are many suggoetisns respecting tho Order that might be made to you on this occasion, but I propose confining myself more particularly to those which I conceive demand your present consideration. lhe cider question is one Uiat has produ ced no slight sensation in our ranks. A construction has been given to our pledge fa voring the use ot cider as a beverage, and as a conseqihmcre, in some sections, there is no uniformity in this particular : but divis- i ions and contentions. 1 have received va- wc-r-an reach public sentiment, and when that is changed, our principles shall save been preserved, no rule of moral action vi olated, and the desired object accomplished.' I do not doubt, that any official action of this body favoring tho views of those allu ded to, would be highly prcjudical to the 4. harmony of our Order, and tond to make, it -obnoxious to many who are now its warmest ' advocates. Again, we onght to, be very cautious, and our proceedings should be characterised by the utmost prudence,, so as to guard against the extremes of error and ' , ultraisiu. I wpuld therefbro Suggest the propriety of your taking such steps on this . subject as will defino our position and satis fy the public mind. In regard to tho Agent and bis labors, 1 refer you to his report, as I have not had access to the means necessary for a knowl edge of thoir extent and success. . I regret that he did not "visit some por tions of the work within our jurisdiction, in consequence of which considerable dissatis faction has been produced, and still pre vails. No doubt ho will be able to assign 1 rious communications on this subject as con-1 g00 111(1 substantial reasons for his failing '4 3T 4