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'.. - . ' 0011 r THE BLESSINGS OF GÖ VERrVMEWf. LIKE THE dEWS OF HEAVEN, SHOULD FALL ALIKE UPON THE rich AND THE P O OR. J A C KS Ö N. VOIL. 2. NO. 20.) PLYMOUTH,- THUTIHlSeAY, MAY 14,. 157. j - . x - (WHOLE MD, m PEMOCRAf. i I 1 1 t - 1 ji 1 i a s.. 4 x i 4 I I J V 1 r V. - - ( , Business mutton.: w 'fl MARSU1LL illillRIT, -TBLI3EED STEHT THCR3DAT NOHNlNG, BT A.C. THOMPSON & P. MeDONALD TERMS: If paid in advance. !L At the end of six months Z rn del-yed until the end of the year u ADVERTISING: One square (ten lines or less,) three weeks, Each additional insertion, VI Column three months, i s r.l.mn a? mi.ntS- ........... 1 00 25 5 00 8 00 .12 00 WIUWU I p - - - - a Column one rear, Column tnree monui, ! Coluirn .iimcnth, li'Column one year, ."Column three mouths, 1 Column six month?, 1 Column one rear, Yearly advertisers have the privilege hange free of charge. . 8 00 .15 00 .25 00 .14 00 ..24 00 .45 00 of one Democrat Job Office! PLAIN RULE S AXD CUTS, &c., &c. t Our Job Department is now supplied villi an ex tensive and well selected assortment of new styles plain and fancy JOB TYPE, Which enables cs to execute, on short notice and reasonable terra;, all kin Ja of Hain nud Ornnmen- JOB PRINTING! NEAT. FAST AND CHEAP; seen as CIRCtTLAi'?, NAXDIILLS. L..REI.S, r .Mrni-rr, t-S-NKSS CARPS, ei-ank 1f.eis a mortgages; CATALOG CES, And i-i hort. B'ruiks of every variety and desnip f ion. Call and see ? pecimens. DAR LIN (I, nunufactv.rrr ard dealer in j , BooU and ?!ioe lmoin.i,Jnd rSlWNU SIIIRIXYrDKALERS IS J"f Drv (J.vxls and Grocerie-, first door ea.t el Mie!.-.g..: ;-evt.. . . .. VlvmniülUl. i. ÖiTTEVANS "dealkus IN DRY iS C.oU .md r.n.coi':. s, corner Mtclr. - n anl 1.1 P..rw streets I': i:-ht.t,lnd. . rATüiii. rnnÄLERTv dj?v nooos & l J Groceries, south etnser l.i Torf airl Af'ch - "streets, ,n "l,tf1 Iar1' II. OGUSI.EE 5. Co.. DEALERS' IN T-v G kmIs i-Gr-jcerii -s Rr'u-k ?lre Mich igan s et riyiii..uth. Jn d R t mA'vv nr.Al.nR i HARDWARE . .'itove?, Tinware, ic, riymouth, Ind DAM VI NN EDGE, WHOLESALE 1. T .1 and Retail Grocer rtymouui, iwi. TTTM. L. PIATT, MANUFACTURER OF VV- Cabinet Ware P'.ymouth, Ind. ,T VT. SMITH. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, V : T.xtlde Midden St., riymouth, InJ. LLluTT i Co., MANUFACTURERS OF W-e?n Carriages i Flows, Flymouth, Ind. rnLL"fe k NICHOLS, M ANUFACTUR" J ers of Sash ic. Plymouth, Ind. JOHN D. ARMSTRONG, BLACKSMITH, south of the Bridge.... . Plymouth, In-L B ENJ. BENTS, BLACKSMITH, K. ÜU1GGS, BLACKSMITH, riymoutli.Ind, EDWARDS' IIOTEU BY W.C. EDWARDS, 1'lymouUi, Ind. - PinnftY ITTORMK-Y i COUN- . sclorat Law Plymouth, Ind. c HAS. .1. REEVE, ATTORNEY AT LAW 1 1 1 L Notary Public rivu.mn., ..... II ORACE CORBIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW i irmouiii, iiw. rOIIN G. OSBORNE, ATTORNEY AND C. Palmer's sore, cor.Laportc and .Mich, sts., riymouth, Indiana. F RAZER IIUGU8, ATTORNEYS AND Counsellors at Law, . ..t tymouui, mu. SAML. B. CORBALEY, NOTARY PUBLIC Plymouth, lud. DR. J. E. BROOKE, PHYSICIAN k SUR geon, Plymouth, Ind. T urn a T.rrTONT. PHYSICIAN. SUR GEON & Druggi-t, Plymouth, Ind. UFUS BOWy, PHYSICIAN & SUR- GEON, ymouui, iiiu. S HIGGINBOTIIAM, PHYSICIAN & SUR GEON,. Plymoub, Intl. "0N H. SHOEMAKER, WATCHMAKER and Jeweler. t'lymoum, iuu. K LINGER L BRO. DEALERS IN LUMBER etc, Plymouth, lad. H A ENRY PIERCE, DEALER IN CLO- thing k Fu-.-ni?hing iooi-, riymouth, Ind. USTLV FULLER, MANUFACTURER And dealer in Flour riymouth, laü. H ENRY il. LOGAN k Co DEALERS IN Lumber, Sc:. r.jnwuui, ina. - - - ' ; G LEAVfcLAND k HEWETT, DEALERS in Dry Goals, etc.,. .Plymouth, ma. TIL CASE, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, Pijij-OUÜl, lad. OALOON, BY S. EDWARD". P Jl. : J. J VINAI.L, . UOMEOPATHIST, uaceoTr raimcr atore, Plmouth, 1. w M. RUDD, MANUEACTURER OF Coots and Shoes, Plymouth, Ind. Ä C- STA LEY. MANUFACTTT r vn atmt. , dealer in Boot? & Shoes, Plymouth, Ind. AMERICAN HOUSE FI.SH L NICHOLS. : south of river bridge Blymouth, Ind. G W. It: COMBS k Co.. dealers in Form- ture, Plymouth, Ind. WHITMORE. mnnufacttrtr and dealer ia Boottaad CbcW........PljTwih,If4. 11 jScUttcft Qftrjj. IT T. L GOIJ3- IVe wandered to the village, Tom, I're sat beneath the tree, Upon the school house playing ground, Which sheltered tou and me; But none are left to greet me, Tom, And few are left to know, That plycd with us upon the green, . Just twenty years ago The grass is just as green, dear Tom, Barefooted boy's at play, Where, sporting just as we were then. With spirits just as gay; But Master sleeps upon the hill, All coated o'er with snow, Which afforded us a sliding place, Just twenty years ago. The old school house is altered some,- The bcuchei are replaced With new ones very like the same Our penknives' had defaced; But the same old bricks are in the wall The bell swings to and fro: The music's just the same, dear Tom 'Twas twenty years ago The boys arc playing some old game, Beneath that same old tree, I do forget the name just now You've played the same with me; On that same spot 'twas played with knives, By th i owing so and go, -The leader had a task to do" There, twenty years ago The river is running just as still," The willows on its side Ar"e larger than they were, dear'Tön, The stream appears less wide; The grape-vine swing is ruined now, Where once we played the beau, And swung our sweethearts pretty girls, Just twenty years ago. The spring that bubbled 'neatli the hill, Close by the reading beach, Is very high, 'twas once so low That we could almost reach; Eut in kneeling down to get a drink, Dear Tom, 1 tat ted so, To see how much that I am changed, Since twenty years ago! Dorn by the sji lug, upon an efni, You know I cut your name Yor sweetheart's just beneath it, Tom',- And you did mine the same ; Some heartless wretch had peeled the bark 'Twas dying sure but slow, J list l.kc the one whoc name you cut, Died twenty years ago. My lids had long been dry, dear Tomy But tears came in my eyes ; I thought of her I loved so well Those early broken tics; I visited the old church yard, And took some flowers to Et row, Upon the graves of those we loved. Just twenty years ago. Some are in the church rard laid Some sleep beneath the sea But few are left of our oil class, Excepting you and me; But when our time shall come, dear Ton?, And we are called to go, I hope they'll lay us where we played, Just twenty years ago. Address of Hon. F. P. Stan ton, Secretary and Acting Governor, to the People or Kansas Fellow Citizens: The Hon. Robert J. Valker, present Governor of the Terri tory accepted his appointment from the President upon the condition that he should not be required to leave Washington until the first of next month, and circumstances beyond his control render it impossible for him to 6tart before that day; ho may therefore be expected here about the mid dle of next month, and will then assume the Executive authority of the Territory. During the absence of the Governor, by the organic law of the Territory, the whole duties and responsibilities of the Execu tive are devolved upon rae. by virtue of my commihsion as Secretary. On assum ing to exercise the functions of this high office,- at this critical juncture in the affairs of th Territory, it is not inappropriate that I should. brieflr indicate the course which I shall persuc. The government of the United States recognizes the authority of the Territorial government in all mutters which are with in the scope of the organic act of Con gress, and consistent with the Federal Con stitution. I hold that there can be no other rightful authority exercised within the limns of Kansas, and I shall proceed to the fauhful and impartial execution of the lawo of the Territory, by the use of all the means placed in my power, and which tfi.ny be necessary to that end. The government especially recognizes the territorial act which provides for as sembling the Convention to propose a Con stitution, with a view of making applica tion to Congress for admission as a State into tho Union. That act is recognized as presenting tho only test of the qualifica tion of voters for delegates to the Conven tion, and all proceeding repugnant restric tion b are ihereby repealed. In this light tha act must" be allowed to "have provided for a full and fair expression of the will of the people throngh the delegates who may be chosen to represent them in the Consti tutional Convention. I do not doubt, how ever, that ia order to avo'rd all prejtl for resistance to the peaceful operation of this law, the Convention itself will in' some form provide for submitting the great dis tracting question regarding their social in instilutkn,which has so long agitatöd: the people of Kansas, to a fair vote of all the actual bona fide residents of the Territory with every possible security against fraud and violence. If the Constitution be thus framed and the qnestion of difference thus submitted to the decision of the people, I believe that Kansas will be admitted by Congress, without delay, as one of the Sc-ve reign States of the American Union and the Territorial authorities will be im mediately withdrawn. I need scarcely say that all the power of the territorial executive will be exerted with entire impartiality to prevent fraud, to Ätfppfess violence, and to secure to every citizen a fair opportunity for the safe and peaceful exercise of the election privilege; and it will be no less the dutv than the earnest desire and great pleasure of the Governor or actfhg öovernor f the terri tory, to carry out, in good faith, the policy, avowed bv the President of the U. S. in his recent inaugural address, in which he declares it to be "the imperative and iudis pensible duly of the government of the United Slates to secure to every resKlent inhabi't&'Vt thi free and independent ex pression of his opinion by his vote. This sacred riht to each individual must be preserved," r.nd ''that being accomplished nothing can be f.t'ier than to leave the peo ple of the Territory, free from all foreign influence, to decide their own destiny for themselves, subject only to the Constitu tion of the United States." Xoth-Dg is wanting but to" demure the conlidence of the people of all parties in the sincerity of the declared intentions of the Territorial Executive to carry out these princ iples in gd faith, in order to induce the -o pnratioa of all good rribn ih the pending mea.urc for adopting a Slate' Con s:itu:i n. The principles themselves can not fail to be acceptible to the sobr judge ment of the people, and I ardently hope, for the sake of the par mount imeresis in volved, that tfie necessary conlidence will not be withheld. The deplorable events which have mark- led the history of the Territory up to this. hate doubtless lft their natural results of enmity and heartburnings among the peo ple, as also upon the criminal records of the Territorial courts. Incidents- ktve bven found against man of those who acted in a railhary capacity under the au thority of the territorial government, for acts and excuses alleged to be wholly ille gal and unjustifiab.e. On the other hand, similar prosecutions have been instituted against those who resisted the territorial o authorities, and who undertook to rtali te for the a'flWjed Wrongs committed against them. It is my deliberate opinion, that in order to promote peace and harmo ny and to secure the future repose of the people, there ought to be a general amens ty in refennce to all these acts ow both sides, which grew out of the polhicaf con test, and which were not coruphy and feloniously committed for personal gain and to gratify individual maligniiy. These measures, il adopted at all, ou'ght to be adopted generously, wkhout any con sideration of the origin rn the drftVtf!iy, ot without question as to the party which may be responsible for tho wrong. It will in volve no concessiou or advantage to ehher party, but will be merely an act of clem ency, designed to obliterate, as far as pos sible, from tho hearts of the people all memory of the disastrous and lameniabta contest which has heretofore desolated this unhappy Territory. If it shall have that eßect, though it may pardon some instan ces of gross wrong and outrage, it will tend to calm the excited passions of the people, and to prevent similar occurrences in the future. It will be a measure of con ciliation and peace, but will leave the peo ple free from apprehension in the future; so they can securely devote themselves to those important laborers which are destin ed to make this terri ory a great, prosper ous and happy State. FRED P. STANTON. Sec'y., and Acting Governor. Lecompto.v, April 17ih, 1867. Anotiier Splesdid Donatio. It is only two or three weeks since we had the gratification of recording the magnificent gift of $25,000 to the American Coloni zation Society by David Hunt, Esq., of Mississippi We have now the pleasure to announce an additional splendid dona tion from the same noble-hearted philan tropist of 820.000; a check . for which amount was recired from him by the treasurer of the socioty dy before yester day. This sum makes a grand total of more than 850,000 which has been con tributed by Mr. Hunt to tho philanthropic cauf of coloniia;ion. How great are the blessings of wealth when possessed by one so humane and generous lXutional In- Modern Spiritualism. A few years ago we were accustomed, on all festal accasions, to celebrate the intel lectual glories of the present age. We have not wholly abandoned the practice now. We listen with complacency to the statements annually made by village, town and city authorities, as to the rapid prog ress of education in our Commonwealth. We leok back with contempt and pity to the delusions under which our less enlurht ened ancestois labored. Mr. Upham's ad mirable book on the witchcraft imposture, fills us with astonishment; and we congrat ulate ourselves, in our overweening self-es-maiion, that we .?vc in a later and better age. In the midst of this self-glorification there springs up in rapid growth a new de- lusioii, spreau'iig iar ana wide, carrying the most hideous evils in its train, more extraordinary than ever before appeared in the world's history. It may seem a strong assertion make. We make it advisedly. We say it deliberately, that any man who Snould, twenty years ago, have predicted the present state of things in M issachu setts, would have leen scoffed at as a libel ler 6f the Ohl Bay State. Twenty years hence, if ary should describe trr.infi.lly what is now taking place every day and every night in hundreds of circles, ho will scarcely be believed. The prevalence of the belief irr the so-called spiritualism, and the superstitious performance of its rites, are certainly among the things that future geneiations will find it hardest to credit The difficulty attendingthis new species of supers i ion lies not in explaining what is actually done by tho mystagngues, and witnessed and testified toby the neophytes but i" is in comprehending and explaining how so many people can be brought undei so gross and disreputable a delu sion. r We assert it as a fact, that the " Fox girls, " as they are called and rightly named they are who began the imposture, have been many times detected twice wi. hin our own knowledge in the trick, by which they nevertheless continue to cheat so m-nv willing victims. The same is true of many others. The female me dium. who so long astonished tho wonder seekers of Boston, and who made so profit able a business for a s.lort time bv cheat ing the nobility of London, has been ex posed again and again. Mr. Hume, the greatest wonder-worker of all, who is said to have lately puzzled the Emperor of the French by a style of legerdemain su perior to his own, could not be induced to exhibit hi performance wh.re it was un derstood that 4 'a professor of the Scientific School," intended to pierce tho spiritual hand wkh a dissecting knife, which ho was known to wield with uuerring precision.- We assert il as an indisputable fact, that, wherever precautions have been taken, which exclude the possibility of fraud or deception, the pretended phenomena of spirivualism have not talen placi. Even' the most common and easily-produced result, such as the moving of a table, hag not, under these circumstances, taken place. We funher assert that, in all cases where the phen mena have occurred, the conditions and arrangements have been made by the medium, o. exhibitor, which were favora ble to fraud. Rooms have been darkened, tables cove'red with tablecloths, and spec tators not allowed to look under them. Persons showing a disposition to scuruti nizo have be rr denounced as unbelievers, and poluely raquested to leave the circlo, fir the alleged reason that the spirits re quired their absence as a condition prece dent to" the performances. These are facts known to all who are in the habit of fie qut niing the spiritual circles. The myst- Sytit'S - tlH new sect have great advan tages allowed them over the jugglers. Hou din of Paiis, and Signor Blitz, two of the' inos'. mgMifoii9 and entertaining ol their class, do not think of asking such privi leges. The works they perform rfrtf per formed under real difficulties; aod how much su erior are they to .the best of the petf)rmaiicesxhibi.ed by the mediums, of whatever sort 1 We lay down anotfier proposition, which no one who has looked into tho matter im partially will he able or willing to contro vert. We affirm that all the mediums who pretend to carry on what may be designat ed the acive operaiions of the craft such as rapping under tables, tipping, tables, dancing pianoes with stout men sitting on them, throwing furnkure about darkened rooms, touching ladies' shoulders with spiiitu il hands which shoot off into pace wi h a blazing stream of light, calling up the ghosts of departed ftiends and making them answer ques;ions -we say that the mediums who pretend to exhibit these re sults, and who claim that they are brought about by spiri ual agencies, are iraposters, and ou 'lit to be dealt with as such. We reaJily admit the honemyof many who believe they have moved tables without the sppliotstWa of an aJtft)U4ue phyttiotfl fitfuo. We have, seen it done too often to doubt it; but we never saw it done without seeing precisely where the mechanical force nec essary to produca the result was actually aqplied. Some of the writing mediums doubtless honestly believe that the pen or pencil held in their hands is guided by an unseen spirit to write words and sentences, unknown to them until they read them af ter they are written. The fact doubtless may be so. We mean, that when the writing is finished the person holding the pen may not be aware of what ho has written, but that the writer has forgotten what he has just done; that is, tho separ ate volitions of his own mind, which alone guided the pen in forming the letters and the words, have left no trace behind m tho memory. This is an intellectual phenom enon which takes placo whenever a per former on the piano passes his fingers rap idly over the keys. He has not, a moment aferwards, the sli"htest recollection of the several voir o lions by which each note was most certain ly produced, and yet it is a fact which ex cites mo wonder. slight knowledge of metaphysics, and a little practice in apply ing p-inciples universally acknowledged in one set of cases to another set of analo gous cases, would save many honest peo ple from deluding others and themselves. There is no doubt the malady is wid spread, and that it works desolating effects It is unhin'Mnr the intellect, and crowding the mad house with lunatics. It is break ing up religious societies, and substituting in their place "spiritual circles." Instead of ministers of the Gospel, wo have men and women, calleil trance mediums, hold in cr forth to crowded audiences, in crazv rapsodies, believed to come from disem bodied spirits, or from Divine inspiration. In the place of the old-fashioned fortune tellers we hat' consulting mediums, occu pying rooms or offices in town- and cities, which are the daily resort of thousands of believers. We have traveling mediums, like traveling lecturers, who' arrange and publish beforehand their journeys, so that the believers from all the country round may know when and where to find them. We have men, too, who profess to procure answers from any inhabitant of tho spiritu al world to whom we tsnf choose to ad dre .s the letter provided always we leave the letter tcith them a day or two; and their place of business the post-offices of the spiiitual world has as much custom as the post-office? of this mundane sphere. Boston Qonrier. Tor the Marshall County Democrat.' A Review of the Anual Ad dress To the MLh ifan State Medical Society, for the year 1857, on the "Positions and Duties of the Society." By J. II. Beech, M. D.- The speaker after the usual greeting to tho co-laborers, and an allusion to the kind ness of that Providence which had per miied so many to reassemble after the lapse of a year, to devise for future mouths 4,the' mo3t feasible plan for the advance ment of true knowledge," remarks: l4The intention embodied in the usage, so universal among all associations of en lightened men, is, that the designs, pro gress, prospects and duties of the respec tive organizations may be succimly exhibit ed prepalory to competent action. 1 there fore, attempt a work in which I feel a con viction thai most of my auditors would ex cell me: It is fortunate for us all that my duties are not of the oratorical character; or. the subject so' uninteresting to you. that exciting harrangue and embellishing style, svre essential to secuie your atten tion. The past year has possessed peculiar interest to the Medical profession irk this State, and through it, to each citizen who realizes the importance of 'high standing of his medical advisers, their encourage ment and honor, or even indulges in gloria oci. The American Medical Association has honored the' repeated invitations in which you had joined with the Detroit Medical Society, to hold a session in the favored 4Citv of the Straights,' and although my self prevented fiom Jo?ning?it their recep tion an'd entertainment by painful illness of her whom my ürsi earthly service is most sacredly pledged, 1 have reason to assure you that the airtrcipation of pleasure and profit were fully sustained. Its genial inthxence has radiated through our part of the great Commonwealth with healthful glow, breakivig like the morning Star the dismal nfght of quack delusions, giving hope of enduring day, when can dor and intelligence shall prevail and hon or be accorded to whom it is due, when lancifcd reforms shall have more circum scribed areas, serving like flitting clouds to render. more grand and perecptible the effulgence of that luminary which bor rows no lijrht. The unceasing din which sounded in our ears a few years ago, of the 4non-progressiveness of Medical and Surgical sciences, has of late been hushing into comparative and respectful silence. Quixotic enthusiasts, who believed that in Medicine every step shuuld be a journey, ignorant of tho spirit of progress, taunted us in days of yore with improvidence aud indolent conventionalism. 4'There still exists a monumental phal anx scattered hero and there, at whom they may well fling their 'jeers, antipodes of simpering charalatana who claim our fel lowship, faking to themselves .especial glo- particular treatment and duly accredited operations. Anon wkh startling accusa tions like the cry 4stop thief they try to divert attention from the.r own depreda tions. "We trust our voluntary aosociations may show a clear line of distinction from hypocritical preterrders. Very few com munities are now ignorant of the claims our profession ha to the loremost rank in improvements. 44The fashion of the past has been to misjudge and decry that which was not easily attained: but we may safely expect Dame Fashion soon to change her garb. Turn the evanescent litereature of the day . two-thirds of the columns of tho news papers and one-half of the superfically educated elergymen, who try to make themselves appear wise by croaking igno rantly to the ignorant, wkh servral thous ands' of unprincipled com'niiVsioti dealers in the land against the validity and supre macy of our laws, or against the' 'Holy re ligion of Christ' and how lorg would pub lic confidence remain unshaken? Anarchy and confusion, unsurpassed by the gross est injustice of barbarism would soon toll where ihe institution of our Savior woül I be driven. A few faithful votaries would süake from themselves the accumulated filth and maintain evangelical purity; but we doubt their equaling the staid men of our profession: not that tho cause is less, but that fanaticism, and infidelity are even more contagious than quackery. Were knavish huxters allowed to gain a living and opulence by distributing lascivious cards, anonymous valentine notes, un threatened by law instead of bibles, tracts and moral literature, petted and praised by those who were ignorant of the material circulated, as are scores of tho certifiers of the thousand compound drugs they en dorse, and what comparison would the lit erary world bear to the worst days of Med lcine: Fashion mav change the 4venue.' Astute knaves have any may again assail other fields upon which they may fatten, and which may not bear their ravages bet ter than our well tried science. 4'We trow, it is not our mission to chase down quackery, cut carefully keep our selves unsmirched of its principles, and truth and honesty will prevail. In my youthful days I have watched the pro gression of the meadow frog, and for aught I could see its prospects for flying were as ;ood as the young robin's that hopped be sido him. and we almost feared our feath- aT T5i" songster was to be ou'done by the verdant amphibian. Time has shown me . . r . , . .. thai however beautiful they may sail ycr . , . . J 1 ... sauum or jouuiy tney vccnerate, mey win never soar aloft to meet the Sun, or deceit e the world long in regard to true harmony. Just so with tho croaking and screeching tribes of empires. They can hop as true science may !o in its early efiorts, but there is a limit to their progress and1 popu larity, .and he who attempts a crusade against them, bespatters himself to as little purpose as did the patriotic llibeiian when lie tunred from his path toca ch their pro totypes the ill m.rnnärs of saying: 4 We're Irishmen too we're Irishmen too.' 4The unstable progress iu Medical liter ature and advancement m ths early and middle ages seem to have been but the h p and skip to increase momentum; while for our time is reserved the stupendous leap, in which the united abilities of all civilized nations are carrying medicine and Surge ry far beyond tho goal of empiricism, ) the resting place of exact science aud each step of advance should find some reauy writer,' prepared to record his history and topography. The Spvaker then proceeds t notice the State Medical Socieiy and its growing strength and efficiency and rem nks ti a. at "every cmdid and intelligent mind must appreciate the benefits of mutual inter change of thought and experience ia its papers atid debates." He then proceeds to speak of the fortu nate time of the formation of the Ameiican f Medical Association and of the Michiiran State Medical Society, and remarks that ak that time 44A11 the powers of quackery, in Protean legions, armed with such tongues as ouCe wagged in Sampsan's weapon, were martialed through citr and solitude, a'ssaüed public credulity from ambushes on every side. Their implement of warfare did not come within the range of old or ganizations, and in many instances, they found their 'occupation as public guardi ans gone, because there was no tan; public to guard, Utopian droamsof general ben efit froni popular education in physiology had spread through our country epheme ral lecturers, themselves less than half schooled in a most abstruse science, at tempting to introduce the 'masses to a mysterious something in a mystic dialect, proving for the lime that a Mittle learning is a dangerous thing;' for when hey 4saw men as trees walking' they supposed their eyes were fully opened, and every gullible as they are, they believed they could pro tect themselves. 'Former salutary legal supports, reciprocating benefits were anni hilated by several State Legislatures or weakened by sentiments promulgated under the bewildering cry 'persecution.' " The speaker now, alluües to the collate ral associations whieh he compares to 44the arterial trunks carrying the vitalizing prin ciple to the individual capillaries." He then ßpeaks of 6ome proposed alter- alions and improvements, and of the time of meeting, and of ihe mount ol labor be fore the Ameiican Medical Association, then refers to the educational system of the State of Michigan, and hstetö upon a bet ter qualification of Student who are about to commence the 6tudv of Medicine, and of the kind of ambition they ought to have, and on this point remarksf "If any younir man would not rather be a Larret than a Napoleon, a Huntes than a Wellington, he should not strive for a ! i j- i M Ä . 1.," ,A medical diploma, or ( aim to have been nurtured ron tho 'milk of human kind- naSS."' ' - . . . i portance of ventilation, vaccination, sew erage, . and r registration. And then in speaking of the benevolent institutions of the State of Michigan, he proceeds to say: "The various eleemosynary institutions' of our State, existing, prospective and de manded, should be objects of our associate and personal attention as members of the community to whom are especially revealed the necessities of the unfortunate. The sightless eye, unconscious ear, silent tongue, and stolid brain are oftener in otr? presence than other men's: Faltering age and infirmity hare learned to accept our careful consideration. The maniac's rav- n? Iouder roat sympathy, the de- mented moan sounds oftenest in our ears, r.hd'4the p'tof we have always with us.' In the case of each of these classes, the people generally wait for urgent apjteals from some of ora number before any s eps are (alt i. and they will listen as atteiu:v ly as their cupidity will allow, to the sui a ble councils of the profession, in provid ing the means of ' sustaining ihe bodv and developing the mind. With grateful ac knowledgements in behalf of the needy for te liberality which ha3 been partially de veloped, let us continue to plead earnestly fir 0a.lt and perfect completion of the ev- eral asylums and schools in progress, and for the addition of all that are i.eces6ary. "In behalf of the inmates of our -cveial County Almshouses and of tht-se who re-. quire tempoary aid, we implore your kind commiseration. You have wi.nsscd the abuses which they often sufler at the hands of stingy mundungas politicians, who ex pect to win the favor of ihe lax payers, bv starving the dependent to th las., point .f vitilitv, and if sickordecripid. employing the cheapest self-styled or w ill do doctor at a traitf which compels him in self pro tection to smother, even ihe feeble irace ot" ability or conscience ho n.ay possess. "Pover y is not always associated with criminalli.y, indolence or impiovidence, and one should not ceae to remonstrate against the sys.ems, by which petty ly tants insult community, whilst 'fcupei in tending' their moral betters doling out hcatt-crushing neglect ink ead of pullio' charity. "A Physician who would not act the good Sama itan would be unuoni y i f l e name, in any age of medical Ids ojy. But it ia no chaiity to make a bu&i:i ., cn lact wkh a wealthy Public, which will ciipple our piivate welfare or personal benevolence, lie is not worthy of fellowship o; apology who will not do f.ecly, or demand ie.peci- able living compensation for doing liglüly. u, , . ... hen 'bupervisois and 'feupe.m.i j e ,, , f- , , . . , . of Poor wish us to min-'le wt;h th teltdeti.S e taili- zans of narrow systems, 'natural-born dec tors and supetanua.ed 'fogies,' in bids f.r pecuniary acknowledgements, let us keep our hands clear of ihe matter, rather Uian t-j insult science or abase philatiihrophy bj accepting half pay for half performance. "Nor does our duties lie in silence, hid ing ihe injuries and iniquity which are hejped upon the helpless. Reasoning and expostula ion rrray not be innocently with held, from filse notions of moJssty. The existing laws of the Stale, by which the 4Board of Supdrisors are screened from paying bills for medical attendance and wi;iies fees, except as their caprice may dictate, are a disgrace to our Sate consti tution and should be corrected. "Fmally, Gentlemen! whether we min ister in the bedizened chambers tf a city, or under the baik roof of the wilderness, to the tapestried surfei er or the btawny laundress, our moments of leisure from the mechanical duties of our 4ait belong not to ti e sporling field or. saloon. Tlm mazes of fashion and the excitement of hil arity should not diver; out best energies from benevolence, in its most simple and its most complex operations. Wiien our associate labors and our amicable greetings are brought lo a necessary dose, may each, hiigora:ed by this zal iuspiring rest, hasve wkh alacrity upon ihe highway of another year to secure the exulted pur pse of our being, heaping up wealth ."Where cankering rust can never dim the crona, Nor prowling thief rouse Tirtue's pious irowx:, Nor moth, nor aire assail tliruuh an eternal .pan. TU' angelic treasures of the virtuous man." Mail Robeert. The LVeenlield Senti nel of ihe 2-tlikisl, published ii Han cock county, Indiana, gives the following particulars of the robbery of ihe Dayioti mail, between Cleveland and lndianr.jn.lis: Mail Kcibed On Tuesday night hst, ihe mail WAgon, contahiing iho mail from the East, was stopped and the bgs re moved. The robber's manner .f procur ing it was entir -Iy new. He met the car rier about one half mita west of Cumber land with a buggy, and told I. im l.e had purchased the right to carry the mail fnm Cleveland to IudiannpMis, and to give tho mail to him, which she b y dil upon ihe robbr producing the lolloping order.4 pur posting to be from Mr. Johns m, ihe con tractor: IxDIAXAFoLIS, Aplil 21. Henrt Let Mr. Brown have the niail. I have sold out ihe road l him as fir as Cleveland.' I want yoU lo stay f.i Cnm berhvid un il I come out. S op at ihe An derson .House; don't tell a iy body that I hate sold out. O. Johnson. The boy acted as directed hi the order. The robber assis ing l.im to unhkeh his horse. The bags have ince been found rifled f their contents Duo diligence is being used to aVreSt the guilty person; . pleasant, cheerful wife is a rain bow set in the fcky. when her husband'n mind is dark with r.orm and mpes's; but a dissatisfied and frdful wife, in ihe hour of thoubl. is like ore cf tho6e ftierds who are appointed to torture lost spirit. D During the pat year, thirty ntvolctlonarT r-itnots have passed iroxn tue cann. ut tL:s num- her four have died 1 ia ,Mhuattt one in Con- necticot, and one ia rew llnirhirf. Tbe num- bcof K'crolutionarJ oldic i the pmsioa rolls . m m tt,e ist of Julr,16üC, wasldt. A few rears more w'.Il sweep wji f f t. l I i i r i