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SANENESS OF NERVE ACTION.
ways, ranging from oddity or folly to the extreme or Prof. D. S. Jordan, of Johns Hopkins University, in idiocy or mania. Most of the "psychic phenomena Appletons' Popular Science Monthly,
along "the border land of spirit,” which occupy a THE evil effect of the excess of sense impressions and large part in current discussions, are characters of inof thought disassociated from will and action has been sanity. One does not increase the strength of a rope noted many times and in many ways. When men have by untwisting its many strands. The effectiveness of made themselves wise with the lore of others, the life depends upon the co-ordination and co-operation learning which ends in self and does not spend itself of the parts of the nervous system.
Its strands must on action, they have been neither virtuous nor happy. be kept together. To move in a state of reverie, “Much learning is a weariness of the flesh.” Thought to live in two worlds at once,” to be unable to sepwithout action ends in intense fatigue of the soul, the arate memory pictures from realities, all these are disgust with all "the sorry scheme of things entire," forms of nervous disintegration. Every phase of which is the mark of the unwholesome and insane phil- them can be found in the madhouse. The end of osophy of pessimism. This philosophy finds its con
such conditions is death. The healthy mind should demnation in the fact that it has never yet been trans- combat all tendencies towards disintegration. lated into pure and helpful life.
be clean and strong only by being true. In like manner has sentiment not woven into ac- In like manner the influence of all drugs which tion failed to be a source of effectiveness or of happi
affect the nervous system must be in the direction of ness. “If thou lovest me," said Christ to Simon Peter, disintegration. The healthy mind stands in clear and then shalt thou "feed my lambs." Genuine love
normal relations with Nature. It feels pain as pain. works itself out in self-spending, in doing something
It feels action as pleasure. The drug which conceals for the help or pleasure of those beloved. Religious pain or gives false pleasure when pleasure does not
The sentimentalism, whatever form it may take, if disso
exist, forces a lie upon the nervous system. ciated from action, has only evil effects. Appeals to
drug which disposes to reverie rather than to work, the emotions for emotion's sake have been a great fac
which makes us feel well when we are not well, detor in human deterioration. Much that has been
All stimulants, narcotics,
stroys the sanity of life. called “ degeneration” in modern social life is due to
tonics, which affect the nervous system in whatever the predominance of sensory impressions over motor
way, reduce the truthfulness of sensation, thought and
action. movement. The mind passes through a round of sen
Towards insanity all such influences lead; sations, emotions called up by literature, music, art, re
and their effect, slight though it be, is of the same
nature as mania. The man who would see clearly, ligion, none of these having any direct bearing on
think truthfully, and act effectively, must avoid them human conduct. Their aggregate influence on the
all. Emergency aside, he cannot safely force upon idle soul is always an evil one. And the misery of
his nervous system even the smallest falsehood. And motor paralysis, of intellectual pauperism, is felt as the
here lies the one great unanswerable argument for disease of ennui. The remedy for evils of reverie,
total abstinence; not abstinence from alcohol alone, ennui, narcotism, and the like, is to be found in action.
but from all nerve poisons and emotional excesses. The knowledge of this fact constitutes the strength of
The man who would be sane must avoid all nerve the Salvation Army movement. The victim of mental
excitants, nerve soothers, and “nerve foods,” as well deterioration is given something to do. He is not to
as trances, ecstasies, and similar influences. If he wear out the little force he has in ineffective remorse.
would keep his mind he must never “ lose his head' Better let him beat a big drum and make night hideous
save in the rest of normal sleep. with unmusical song than to settle down to the dry rot
No great work was ever accomplished under the of reverie or the wet rot of emotional regret. Some
influence of drugs or stimulants. The great thoughts thing to do, and the will to act, furnish the remedy for
and great works which have moved the world came all forms of social discontent.
from men who have lived pure, sober lives. These Not every sense impression needs a distinct re
were men whose nervous systems were truthful as the sponse. It is the function of the intellect to sift these
stars, and the great truths of the universe they could impressions, turning over into action only those in which action is desirable or wise. The power of atten
carry over into action. tion is one of the most valuable attributes of the trained mind; and the essential of this power is in the
GRASP the sweet promises, thresh them out by suppression by the will of all impulses which do not
meditation and feed on them with joy.—Spurgeon. concern the present need of action.
As the normal workings of the mind are reducible That the faculty of reasoning was given to man to sensation, thought, will, and action, so the abnormal is good evidence that God expects him to be reasonworkings may be due to defects of any one of these able. But it is not evidence that man is expected to elements. We may have defects of sensation, defects depend exclusively on his reason. It is given to man of thought, vacillation of will, and inaccuracy of to apprehend those things which his reason can not action. Hyperästhesia, anesthesia, sensory weakness comprehend, but which he feels to be true and trustappear in the uncertain action of the muscles worthy. It is in his most unreasoning moments of guided by the ill-informed brain. The defects and faith and trust that man often shows himself most deseases of the brain itself show themselves in many reasonable. „Sunday School Times.
Friends' Intelligencer and Journal. when it is easy to do so, but in the time when they
are put to trial. We do not hold the testimonies EDITORS:
which they represent as a formality, but in truth, and HOWARD M. JENKINS. Lydia H. HALL. RACHEL W. HILLBORN.
for real use. PHILADELPHIA, FOURTH MONTH 2, 1898.
The Cuban question, therefore, is one which we
approach not from the standpoint of war methods, THE POSITION OF FRIENDS ON CUBA.
but from that of peaceful endeavor. President It is a question which no doubt is much present to McKinley and his Cabinet, it is felt and admitted the minds of many Friends in this country at this by all, have exercised much self-control, and have time, What should be my attitude toward the war steadily held back the advocates of war. No doubt which is now threatened between the United States
has been felt that it is the desire of the Government and Spain ? Primarily, there can be but one answer : to avoid war. Possibly, the object aimed at—the If peace is the rule of Christ, war must be impossible cessation of the Cuban struggle—may be secured by to the Christian.
peaceful means. Let us hope so, and in any way But the question is not often presented in a man
possible contribute to that result. Meantime, and in ner so uncomplicated and unembarrassed as to be
any event, let every Friend remember that two of the answered by this brief formula. One trouble is that
One trouble is that important testimonies he professes are those of justice not nearly all the world—indeed but a small part of and peace, and that a mere empty profession is worthit-admits in practice the Christian rule, and that, less and contemptible. consequently, those who do are exposed to attack and injury by those who do not. This has often been We earnestly suggest that in the purchase of books for the perplexing situation of many good people and
libraries of Friends, or for study by Young Friends' Associa
tions, the recently-issued volume of President Sharpless, “A peaceably-disposed nations. It is said that in Ireland
Quaker Experiment in Government,'' reviewed in the INTELLIthe labors of St. Patrick had so established peaceful
GENCER two weeks ago, should be carefully included. So conditions, through the people's acceptance of Chris
much of erroneous understanding of historical events is actianity, that when, at the end of the ninth century, quired by many that a fair and intelligent book like this, the Danes invaded the island most cruelly and concise, and clear in style, ought to be made familiar by fiercely, they found it comparatively an easy prey.
Friends-and indeed by all. In the war between Spain and Cuba this experi
The article printed elsewhere from the monthly newspaper ence is in a measure exemplified. The rule of Spain
War or Brotherhood, London, is a good contribution, at this in Cuba has always been oppressive and harsh. The
moment, to the discussion of the great question. The point people of the island have suffered, in times of peace, it makes that nations do not exist by their power of arms so until they have been “ driven "_to use the ordinary much as by their conformity—in a large measure at least-to expression—to revolt. And now the question is just principles, is one well worth considering. The force
which is said to stand behind the law is compulsion chiefly for asked by many in this country whether, in the interest
the evil doer, in behalf of the well-disposed. It certainly is of peace, the United States should not demand that
true that the strongest uniting element in any intelligent nation the war stop. The answer to this is that Spain would is the belief of the people in its righteous intentions and enthen assail us. But it is demanded whether the deavors. United States, whose strength is doubtless quite equal
As the Lesson Leaves are prepared with great care, and to the task, can be justified, by fears for itself, in not
on subjects that are continually being brought before us, a ending a war which causes so much cruelty and
suggestion in regard to them seems appropriate. It has been misery at our very door. Such an intervention, it is
thought that each First-day school would do well to preserve said, would be an exercise of police authority among at least one copy of the four quarterlies for one year and have nations, as among individuals a uniformed “guardian them neatly bound for its library. As a book of reference for of the peace” would stop an affray or assault upon
the future, such volumes cannot but prove serviceable. the street.
BIRTHS. These questions, however, are not addressed to
EVANS.—Near Masonville, N. J., First month 12, 1898, the Friends. We are no way responsible for Spanish
to Robert T. and Edith S. Evans, a daughter, who is named oppression in Cuba, nor for the Cuban revolt. The Edna Priscilla. principles which our Society has endeavored to main
PASCHALL.-In Marple Township, Delaware county, Pa., Tenth month 7, 1897, to George Paschall
, Jr., and Mary tain, and which in a notable degree it has been faith
R. Lewis Paschall, a daughter, who is named Anna T. ful to, would effectually prevent any such condition as TOMBAUGH.-To William and Addie J. Tombaugh, near
Alliance, Ohio, 19th of Eleventh month 1897, a daughter who now prevails in Cuba. And the duty is laid upon us
is named Ruth Ann, (a grand-daughter of Enos and Ann of maintaining these principles,—not merely in times Heacock.)
companion, one was read for David Newport from HILTON-KENT. At the home of the bride, on Third | Abington, Pa. month 23, 1898, Arthur D. Hilton, of Harrison Valley, Pa., The First-day morning meeting was well attended to Harriet M., daughter of Mary L. W., and the late J. Sim
in the body of the house, but on account of the illness mons Kent, of Swarthmore, Pa.
of John J. Cornell, also of Alice C. Robinson (who is
now a recorded minister), as well as the absence of DEATHS.
Martha S. Townsend, Sarah J. Price, and others, to FRITH.–At his residence, La Petite Bastide, Cannes, attend the funeral of one of their members, the galFrance, Second month 25, 1898, Francis Frith, of Reigate, lery was not so fully occupied as usual. England, aged 75 years.
David Newport addressed the gathered assembly HICKS.--At his residence in Newtown, Bucks Co., Pa.,
on the Divine life in the human soul, using many ilon the morning of Third month 28, 1898, Isaac W. Hicks, aged 89 years, 2 months, and 8 days, a member of Makefield
lustrations from history to give evidence of the knowlMonthly Meeting; and the last survivor of the children of the edge of it in various ages of the world. O. Edward late Edward Hicks, the minister, who died in the same house Janney also spoke on practical righteousness. R. N. in 1849, in the 70th year of his age.
Mather said a few words near the close, of the susHUNT.-Suddenly, of scarlet fever, on the evening of taining power of God's love, under the trials incident Third month 9, 1898, Sanford Weeks Hunt, in the sixteenth
to this state of existence. year of his age, son of Charles Lindley and Emma M. Hunt, all members of Chappaqua Monthly Meeting.
On Second-day morning the quarterly meeting On Third month 17, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, memo- was held, and R. N. Mather stated that having been rial services were held at Purdy's Station, in the Methodist drawn to attend this meeting, she felt called upon to church. No Friends' meeting-house being near, and many deliver this message : “ In this world ye shall have sympathizing friends living in and around the village of Purdys, seemed to make it expedient that they who had
tribulation, but in me, Peace.” To have peace there always known him should be privileged to pay their tribute of
must be a condition of readiness to obey the teachings love. This service was one long to be remembered. Minis
of the Divine Spirit, which is the guide and teacher of ters of our own and other denominations spoke with tenderest
every rational soul. The thought was also expressed, feeling.
as a revival of testimony given by one of the ancient Our hearts ache while we write of the going out of this young life from our midst. He possessed a superior spiritual
writers, that this Divine power has “no affiliation and mental development, along with his exalted sense of with evil.” Evil comes from disobedience, and brings honor toward all his fellows. A high strung, sensitive nature
a sense of separation from the Divine harmony. accompanied the peculiar tenderness and thoughtfulness
Hence it is needful to keep the eye single to the light which he always displayed toward all for whom he could do a kindly act. We have a sermon of the highest type left for
of truth and living desires in the heart that the will of us by the life of this dear friend. He always stood ready to God may be done in earth as it is in Heaven. forgive, and he never failed to return the good for the evil. David Newport also appeared in testimony, ex
For the last year he has been in attendance at Chappaqua plaining the saying of Jesus to the woman of Samaria, Mountain Institute. We who loved him most had planned for our dear one a brilliant future, but our planning was not
“ Thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou accepted and he was taken to shine in a fairer realm.
now hast is not thy husband." His interpretation was
M. E. W. C. that she had hitherto been ruled by the five senses, LEWIS.-In Christiana, Lancaster county, Pa., Twelfth and had not become fully acquainted with the sense of month 11, 1897, C. Cherrington Lewis, only son of Emily C. the Divine life in her soul. and the late Richard J. Lewis, and grandson of the late Elijah
Martha S. Townsend referred to the woman's Lewis, in his 32d year.
He was a birthright member of Bart Preparative and eager questioning, Is not this the Christ? Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, and a young man of fine promise. Sarah J. Price spoke of being “too late," either at His death was a very sad one, and a great shock to his family meeting or at the last great change which comes to and friends.
While inspecting his work, he was struck by a projecting arm on a piece of machinery he was finishing, and instantly
Friends were very kind in extending a welcome killed. He leaves a widow, and a son, in his 5th year. both to meetings and their homes, impressing on our
minds the thought expressed long ago : “See those PALMER.–At Geiger's Mills, Berks county, Pa., Third Quakers, how they love one another.” The Friends' month 10, 1898, Joseph P. Palmer, Jr., aged 2 months and 7
Boarding Home, lately opened at 1700 Bolton street, days, infant son of Joseph P. and Margaret R. Palmer.
Baltimore, .is a very pleasant, comfortable place,
within two squares of Park Avenue meeting-house. NEWS OF FRIENDS.
The committee having charge, as well as others, have A VISIT TO BALTIMORE.
been very generous in the furnishing and maintenance RACHEL N. MATHER, having a concern to visit Balti- of the same, and we wish it all success. more Quarterly Meeting, held Third month 14, re
C. A. K. ceived a minute from Green Street Monthly Meeting, setting her at liberty to fulfill her prospect as Truth A series of five special meetings will be held at might direct
On the afternoon of the rith inst., Haverford Friends' meeting-house (Meeting-house left Philadelphia, and reaching Baltimore safely, at- lane, leading from Lancaster pike, Wynnewood), on tended the meeting of ministers and elders on Seventh- alternate First-day afternoons, at 3 o'clock. The first day, which was a favored opportunity for wise coun- of these will occur on Fourth month 3, and will be sel, and encouragement to hold fast our faith without addressed by Isaac H. Clothier of Race Street meetwavering. Beside the minute for R. N. Mather and ing, Philadelphia, upon the “Life of the Apostle
Paul.” It is earnestly hoped that Friends in the Nineteen years ago, an effort was made to get up neighborhood will make an effort to support this a Friends' Emigrant Aid Society. It failed, mainly movement.
for pecuniary reasons, but several who were then Rufus M. Jones, editor of the American Friend, will
contemplating settling under its auspices did locate in deliver his lecture, “ The Modern Christian's Attitude
the West at various points, and so far as they were Toward the Bible,” before the Philadelphia First-day
concerned only added to the scattering tendency. School Union, to be held in Friends' meeting-house,
It would always be well if, before a removal of
this kind, the ancient Quaker plan of consulting our 15th and Race streets, on Sixth-day evening of next week, the 8th inst.
friends and taking their advice, should be observed,
and then we would not be so likely to have appeals Friends at Trenton ask us to announce the open- from those who for want of such consultation have ing of the Friends' Boarding Home, of Burling- brought trouble on themselves. ton Quarterly Meeting, at 114 Overbrook Avenue,
In the report of the committee three places are Trenton, N. J.
named as most favorable for a Friends' colony, and
an effort is now being made to concentrate attention PUBLIC EDUCATION IN ENGLAND.
on the first named-Roswell, in Idaho-and a conEditors FRIENDS INTELLIGENCER :
siderable body of land can be secured from the GovernA PARAGRAPH on page 147 of the issue of Second
ment and an irrigation plant at an expense of say $15,month 26 [an extract from an article by J. N. Larned,
000 to $20,000. There are those not Friends who in the Atlantic Mouthly], gives a most misleading view
would be willing to invest in it, but of course calcuof popular education in England. There may be a
late on a large advance, thus depriving our members few reactionary and old-world circles where class
of some of the advantages ; but there should be feeling against popular education exists; but in my
those amongst us sufficiently interested in the welwhole life I have only (to my recollection) heard
fare of our people, to advance this money, looking such a sentiment twice, both many years ago, from
only for a reasonable return. A colony of this kind unintelligent men. They shocked me so that I re
should be aided by the introduction of improved member them now after twenty years.
On the con
machinery, and guarded from the intrusion of evils trary, the sentiment for popular education of every- with which we have a controversy ; meeting-houses body is dominant and so undoubted that it hardly and schools erected in the effort to make it a model needs to proclaim itself. The school rate [tax] is as Friends' settlement. much and as little unpopular as any other rate. The
Our friend John P. Benjamin did a good work writer in the Atlantic Monthly astonishingly implies when he promoted the Benjaminville settlement in that it is far more unpopular here than municipal rates
Illinois, and, although he was amply remunerated, it are in America. In saying that the Church's oppo- | placed him in a position to be very helpful not only sition to the extension and improvement of popular to Friends, but to the residents in that vicinity, which schools is really based on the above class feeling is
he is wont to do in a quiet, unobtrusive manner. precisely to state it the wrong way 'round. The
Such as may incline to aid in backing up this Church, as the proprietor of schools less well en
new movement by the loan of funds to buy the
propdowed than the Board schools, is in the unfortunate
erty, etc., also such as may be contemplating a setposition of finding her sectarian interests opposed to
tlement, would do well to address the committee, of the development of her rival, and so has, little to her
which the chairman is Morris A. Wilson, Magnolia, credit, worked often (not always) to hamper their Illinois.
J. M. T., Jr. growth. This situation is our misfortune, inherited
Philadelphia. from our historic past, and constitutes our only real difficulty. In spite of it, however, schools of both
THE NEW YORK INDIANS LIQUOR BILL. sorts are extending and improving in quality year by
Editors FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER : year. The Church cannot withstand the spirit of the
HAVING suggested the advisability of forwarding times and the national wish. The educational outlook
protests against the contemplated act of Congress to is not “ ominous of evil” at all. Education is now, if we are to go by what people say, the pet child of repeal the liquor selling prohibition to the five thou
sand Indians of New York State, it may be proper popular opinion. I think it worth while to mention to inform readers of the INTELLIGENCER of the present these things, to try to remove all avoidable cause of
status of the bill. lack of sympathy and regard between your people and
Protests having been forwarded by the PhilanJ. W. G.
thropic Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, and Manchester, England.
by the joint committees of New York Friends con
cerned in the subject, as well as by various individA FRIENDS COLONY.
uals, the writer deemed it best to give some personal
attention to the matter. John K. Richards, SolicitorThe scattered condition of so many of our members General of the United States and Acting Attorneywho have removed without concert of action can not
General ----a graduate of Swarthmore College, Class of claim too much attention on the part of Friends, and 1875, and a personal friend, was called upon at his the action of Illinois Yearly Meeting is a move in the office in the Department of Justice at Washington. right direction, but it remains to be seen whether we With his customary zeal in behalf of Friends, a will be profited by the labors of their committee. full consideration of the subject was obtained, and
Editors FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER :
assurance given that the Department of Justice, as the
Conferences, Associations, Etc. department properly concerned in the bill, would use all its influence to defeat the measure. A letter of MOORESTOWN, N. J.-The annual meeting of the Young
Friends' Association was held Third month 11. The standintroduction was given, of such earnest character as to secure the attention and active assistance of Senator
ing conimittees all gave interseting reports. James H. Atkin
son, from the Discipline Committee, gave a talk on “Trade,' Quay, who at this time had in charge a special appro- in which he spoke of the high standard intended by Friends, priation bill for prosecuting violations of the Indian and said that in former times not man's fitness for certain anti-liquor selling law; and a request to be given a
occupation was considered, but the way in which he could
benefit others. hearing when the bill was about to be considered, was
For the Literature Committee, Mabel Dudley read a selecfiled with the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
tion from “Foot Prints and Way Marks," written by the late Both the Solicitor-General and Senator Quay | Joseph Walton. stated it as their belief that they could defeat the bill
Charles S. Moore, from the History Committee, gave a already passed by the House of Representatives;
sketch of the early life of William Penn, his family, and how
he became a Friend. since which time an official letter from the Depart
A lengthy report from the Current Topics Committee, ment of Justice informs me that senators have
which had been prepared by Miriam J. Evans, was read by advised that Department that the Senate Committee George L. Gillingham. The life of Frances Willard, Temon Indian Affairs will refuse to report the bill, thus
perance Ships, Discovery in Egypt of the Tomb of Osiris,
and the Affairs between the United States and Spain were effectually disposing of it and of the present danger
among the topics mentioned. to open the door for selling liquor to the Indians.
The program for the evening consisted of a reading by Brooklyn, N. Y., Third month 27.
Mary L. Thomas, “What Is Worth While ?" selections from the life of David . Ferris, by Martha De Cou, and a reading,
“ The Changed Cross,” by Sarah Gillingham. SHAKESPEARE ON TEMPERANCE.
The following officers were chosen for the ensuing year :
Joseph Thomas, president; Joseph R. Lippincott, Horace MR. ROLFE, the eminent Shakespearean scholar, in
Roberts, vice-presidents ; Phæbe Eves, secretary; George his lecture on “Shakespeare, the Man," alludes to his L. Gillingham, treasurer ; Mary E. G. Linton, Martha H. strong advocacy of temperance. Though not a total Hollinshead, Mary L. Thomas, Marion Perkins, William C. abstainer, by any means,—for in that day, when per
Coles, Ida A. Lippincott, executive committee.
PHEBE EVES, Sec., pro tem. sons indulged to the degree of drunkenness in the abuse of liquor, it could hardly be expected an actor would be a total abstainer, still there are many
WOODSTOWN, N. J.-A Philanthropic Conference was
held in the Friends' meeting-house in Woodstown, N. J., allusions in his plays which are striking arguments for Third month 9. The meeting was called to order by the temperance. In the play, “As You Like It," Act II., President. Ella C. Woolman read the goth Psalm. Mabel Scene 3, Adam says, as a plea for strength in his old
Davis recited a selection entitled “A Hundred Years From
Now." A paper prepared and read by Joel Borton on “ The age :
Economic Phase of the Temperance Question,” was much "Though I look old,
enjoyed. He said the subject of intemperance must be agiYet am I strong and lusty !
tated from every standpoint and since it is largely in the hands For in my youth I never did apply
of responsible people it remains with them to say whether or Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood ;
not intemperance shall continue ; “in other words, are there Nor did not, with unbashful forehead, woo
enough professing Christians and those of good moral influThe means of weakness and debility.
ence to join together in this work and make laws prohibiting Therefore, my age is as a lusty winter,
the manufacture and sale of liquor ? Let us examine and see Frosty, but kindly.”.
if it is economy to continue to manufacture and sell the drink “When we remember," says Mr. Rolfe, “that Shake- . that is slow suicide to thousands of the human family. The speare played this part of Adam, the words are still English nation legalizes, protects, and cherishes this great evil, more significant."
at a cost of nearly seven hundred million dollars, and America
at a cost of one billion dollars. One can scarcely grasp the Another till stronger passage is found in the play awful significance of the above figures. What is true of these of “Othello," Act II. Scene 3, where Cassio, speak- countries is also true of other countries. It is ascertained from ing of his drunken quarrel, says, “Oh that men reliable sources that fully one hundred thousand persons die
annually in the United States from this cause alone. should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should, with joy, pleasance,
can any conscientious individual, in view of these facts, coun
tenance or aid in any way the manufacture, sale, or use of such revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts ! an evil ? The very fact of the rum-sellers' business having
IAGO.-Why! but you are now well enough. been restricted by a license is evidence enough that it is wrong. How came you thus recovered ?
The farmer and merchant carry on a legitimate business“CASSIO. - It hath pleased the devil drunkenness
they do not need a license. Let the time past fully suffice,
and every one join hands and heart in laboring for the to give place to the devil wrath : one unperfectness
economic side of this question, which is total abstinence and shows me another to make me frankly despise myself. prohibition of the liquor business forever. IAGO.-Come! you are too severe a moraler !
Annie L. Bradway read a paper that she had prepared on I could heartily wish this had not befallen; but, since it
the subject of “Our County Jails," which was full of interest is as it is, mend it for your own good.
and instruction. She said it " might seem that there is little
in our jail at Salem to be complained of; the building is new Cassio.—I will ask him for my place again : he shall and substantial and rather stately in appearance ; its compultell me I am a drunkard ! Had I as many mouths as sory guests are warmed and lodged, and a good degree of Hydra, such an answer would stop them all. To be
cleanliness is maintained. As I have passed my life in the
school-room, I have come to see that far above the intela sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a
lectual training our pupils are to acquire is the moral culture, beast! Oh, strange! Every inordinate cup is un
the habits of truthfulness, self-control, honesty, industry, and blessed, and the ingredient is a devil."
patriotism which will make them good citizens in after life