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ELECTION OF MAYOR—THIS DAY! [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
ELECTION OF MAYOR—THIS DAY! The voters of this city are culled upon to-day to make another trial for a Mayor and for one Alderman. The present Mayor, James D. GRKtN.is the candidate of the Whig party, und a caucus of those opposed to his re-election, without distinction of party, has nominated Robert Douglass. It is very probable that v choice will be effected at this trial, and that one of the above uamed candidates will succeed. We hope to see a fvll vote, as without it a fair expression of public opinion cannot be obtained. We consider it not only a privilege, but ihe duty of every citizen, to vote on every occasion. We have something like eighteen hundred voters in Cambridge, and only about twelve hundred of them voted last week. We hope thut n larger vote will be cast to-day. Vole for somebody; if you do not like one candidate vote for another. If every citizen will bul vote, we shall obtain n Muyor.
PUBLIC NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
PUBLIC NOTICE. Not to gratify myself, but certain personal friends, was the motive by which I wus governed in permuting my name to be used at the former trial for the election of Mayor of Cambridge.— From whut I have heretnlbie said, I am confident those friends will not ex wet me lo be again n candidate, and accordingly I shall obey the dictates of" my own mind by withdrawing my name. It is accordingly withdrawn. THOMAS WMiTTEMORE. Cambridge, March 8, 1847.
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
A Caucus, without distinction of party, was held [ at Franklin Hall on Tuesday evening, for the purpose of nominating v candidate lor the ollice ol Mayor, in opposition to Mr. Green. Tho meeting wu. called to order by Hervey Davie. J, D- An.ible wus chosen Chairman, uud Samuel Noyes Secretary. After remarks by several gentlemen, Robert Douglass, F»q. wis unanimously nominated us ihe V People's Candidate " for Muyor. After which the meefmg was dissolved. Mr. Whittemore and Mr. Willard both declined being considered candidates ■
CHARLESTOWN A CITY! [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
CHARLESTOWN A CITY! The citizens of Churlestown had a town meeting yesterday, to vote upon the question of accepting the charter for a city, lately granted by the Legislature, the result of which is, that they have decided to adopt Ihe charter by the following vole : Whole number of voles MM For Ihe ('baiter Itfl Against it ***»3 There wus much interest manifested on the occasion, and as will be noticed an unusually heavy vote that wus thrown. We welcome Churlestown to the fraternity of sister cities.
The License Question Settled ! [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
The License Question Settled ! It ia wilh feelings of no ordinary pleasure that ! we announce to our readers, that the Supreme Court of the Coiled States has decided that the license law of this Stale is constitutional. It is said that the judges were unanimous in their opinion.— We look upon this decision as of vital inipurtnnce lo the community. We tremble at the thought of whit would have been the condition of things had the question been decided otherwise. If while the law was involved in uncertainly, there were men ao unprincipled as to set ut defiance public opinion, nnd, throwing open ihe doors of their gilded saloons to attract ihe unwary young man lo take the initiatory step in the downward course which would lent! ' him to loss of character, lo rrime and ruin, what ' should we not have had lo fear, if their business had be**), legalized by ihe decision of the CouM ; ' Bar rooms in all their grades, from the gin palace i of Parisian splendor, to ihe rough counter contain- :...
Mesmerism vs. Cayenne Pepper. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
Mesmerism vs. Cayenne Pepper. The New York Jour nut of Commerce, reports un amusing* trial which lately occurred in that city, i from which it appears thai cayenne pepper, when brought in contact with the olfactory nerves of'u clairvoyant, bus, to say the leust, v most striking ctTect. It seems that v ceilaiu (ci devant reverend) Dr. Suiiderlund, gave out some lime in December last, thai he would give v lecture on mesmerism, and varsDUs other 'isms, accompanied by appropriate experiments. Thead.eiiisement drew together ii large number of persons, and the plaintiff, one Lliza Juue Montgomery, appeared on the occasion, ns one of the performers, or in other words, us a prnclicul illustration of the truth of the theories advanced. As v dutiful subject, the young luily fell into v sound sleep, und in thut a letp walked unionist the company, and, to use the words of a witness, while so doing occasionally took tho liberty to " bull" against the young gentlemen, being, of course, totally un...
The Mormons. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
The Mormons. These deluded people are now scattered over the 1 Slates and Territories of the West, many of them wanderers, .seeking for an abiding place. From n want of confidence in their lenders, it is said thai ill** SMt is rapidly decreasing in numbers, and it is probable in a few ye;-rs w il! be known only as ft delusion of ft former generation. The deicriplion below, of the heat) quarters of Strang, prophetic successor lo Joe Smith, is biUen from the .V V. Baptist Ke»isler. and gITM ,\ good idea of ihe present condition of ibe " Lulter-Day Saints." "The city of Voree, where James J. Strang, successor »o Smith lives, is about four miles from me. 1 have been putially acquainted with Strang's movements for more than two years. He was once a member of a Baptist church. He is a lawyer by profession, and capable of deceiving a few of the ignorant. In the latter part of last winter, and in the spring and summer, many emigrated lo that place from different parts of tftMJ country. Some...
Cambridgeport Lyceum. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
Cambridgeport Lyceum. ! TllF.siiAY F.vfnino. March 9. Pursuant to notice, the Rev. James F. Clarke, of Boston, was presented lo the audience as the lecturer for the evening. Hti subject was —" Joan of Arc.''* This was a sketch from the history of France, during the period of thn wars in which Frigtish kings had engaged for the recovery of their French province*. To regard Jonn of Arc ns a heroine, the mind must revert fo the internal condition of France at that time. Prior to ibis period llA're wan in truth no France bul in name. The king of Parts was the lord to whom lite princes and chiefs of the other provinces owed fealty. He was ihe monarch, but of him they were practically independent. One province after onother was won, till nl length the cily of Orleans was encompassed by a besieging unity. The i desolation of these wars is thus described by a i chronicler of the tunes : — " Fiutice, to the north of the Loire, had become i one Vaai solitude; the country was deserted, and I t...
Railroad Accidents. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
Railroad Accidents. There seems to ho a general demand on Ihe part of the puhlic that some additional provision should he made fur the safety of travellers on the railways. The great numher of new roads which are constantly heing opened, am] the increasing travel, nre every day multiplying the rhancaa of (incidents, and the accidents themselves. It is not supposed hut that the railroad corporations would mtirh prefer that no calamity should ever occur on their respective lines. I'or nhhnngh, it has heen said .lint corporations have no haarla, it caniiol he denied, that they nre, ill every sense of Oil word, possessed of heads; and it is plainly the dictate of interest, if mil of humanity, thai the rniifiilence of Ihe traveling community should nut he 10.1. Of the numeioirs accidents which transpire,there nre some which, doubtless, Could not have been nvoided; nnd for which, therefore, no one is properly censurable. Itut wilh leaped to much ihe largest llllmhei, wilh respect lo almos...
Court of Common Pleas, AT EAST CAMBRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
Court of Common Pleas, AT EAST CAMBRIDGE. Commonwealth, vs. Jonathan Barrage. This is an indictment for v common uuisanee fur making Copal Varnish. The trial, which is otto of; much interest in (his city, and oue of importance to the public, since it will determine in a measure whether a mechanic, whose business may huppen to be such as to attract the notice of persons in its vicinity und to some few may ho occasionally offensive, to some few others occasionally slightly offensive, and to a larger proportion n matter of indifference, while to some the business is actually agreeable, shall be punished for a common nuisance or not. The Government called and examined forty-one witnesses in support of the charge, a pari of whom testified that the smell arising from the. manufacture of varnish was to them very offensive, that it produced in some nausea and the headache; hut this was not the. fact but n very few limes. Others thai (he smell was disagreeable, but not injurious to iheir hea...
Meeting of the School Committee. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
Meeting of the School Committee. March !»ih, 1547. Committee met according to adjournment at the Room of tlie Mayor and Aldermen. Tho Mayor being nbsentat ihe commencement of the meeting, Mr. Albro was chosen Chairman pro tern. Mr. I.athl, from the Committee to whom was referred Miss A. Seymour's coinmuui -ation on the subject of MB attendance at school, submitted n report, concluding wilh tho following order : Ordered, That whenever any scholar in any school above the grade of alphabet, shall be absent j niore than Iwo half days in any week, for any cause other iban sickness or absence from town, the teacher is requested forthwith to visit the parents of said scholar; and if ihe said scholar shall afterwards be absent from school three half days in any week, the teacher shall report such scholar to the Committee. Voted, That tin* report bo accepted—and that the Suh-Commiltees cause said order to bo carried into effect in their respective Wards. Voted , Thai the Mayor, being ex offi...
MUNICIPAL.... City of Cambridge. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
MUNICIPAL.... City of Cambridge. Monday, March B.—lu meuting of thy Mayor iiufl Aldermen— The joint Committee on Main Drains and Common Sowers, to whom was referred the petition of Henry Ruiditt and others, submitted a Report expressing the opinion Unit tin; prayer of said petition id reasonable; luit, for reasons UtJuiVOi recommending that the ■abject he referred to the next City Council. Adopted. Sent down for concurrence. Came up concurred. Petition of Jesse Hall for permission to wink v trench across South Second street, (in Ward III.,) for the purposu of placing an aqueduct to convey tho water from his well to his house. Head, and ordered ihut tho prayer thereof be granted. Communication from J. Rutter, concerning an ulleged injury received by F, 11. Dudley, lteud and referred to Alderman Buttrick. Bills of James Munrue, J. ft Prentiss, Joseph Studley, J. Sanderson nnd J. Bryant, were ullowed; and bills of I). Harvey and X. C. Bates, were laid on the table. The City Clerk submi...
Sulphuric Ether. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
Sulphuric Ether. j In the Boston F.vening Traveller there is a letter fioni its London Correspondent in which he j speaks of the newly discovered Sulphuric Fiber, as exciting ft considerable and increasing attention jin QrMl Britain. lis also seems to be in ft stale of ignorance or doubt, whether the honor of the discovery propeilv belongs to Dr. Jackson, or to Dr. Bigelow. In this country it is not yet, we be- : lieve, delermined whether Dr. Morton's claims nil* .entirely foregone. In the Boston Post of the fith, inst, there was an elaborate anil nble vindication of his pretensions. Meanwhile, another aspirant to the distinction has lately come forward in some of tho Fuglish papers. It is no other than ihe eelnbruted I)i. Collyer, of Mesmeric, renown, who, ft few years ago made tho tour of ibis country nnd afterwards published his travels. So long ago as 1H 12 he claims to have discovered and administered n gas producing the same effects as those ascribed to the Sulphuric Fiber. Wh...
China. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
China. At the missionary meeting held nl the Ilowdoin Square Church, Huston, on Inst Sunday evening, Mr. Shuck made some interesting stalenienls receding the Chinese. Mr. Shark has resided lon yenrs in Chirm, nnd is nhoiil tn emhnrk again for that country, wilh n numher of associates under the auspices of Ihe Southern Baptist Bnnrd. l\r snid that he had heen loltl dining his stay ill the United Stales, that, in order lo Christianize China, he should commence in anulher way. Some had lold him that the Chinese should first he rendered nn enlightened and lileraiy people. This, he said, was n misnppiohcnsioii. 'Ihe Chinese wen. already n r ling people, l'tiitr hundred yenis before the arl of printing wns discovered in I'.itrnpo, the Chinese possessed not only prillled, hut stereotyped boons. China, al this lime, wns full of hooks. 'Iho catalogue of the royal library alone, wns comprised in an hundred and forty volumes, with nn hundred nnd twenty pages In Ihe volume. Il wns very mm Hint ...
Minister to France. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
Minister to France. C. J. liigersull, a member of Congress, end the author nf iho attack upon the fair fatM of VVeb.ter was recently nominated by tho President as minister lo France. Hut he ivw rejected. Mr. Webster declined lo vote. Hichard Uut&gt;h was then nominuted, and confirmed without a division. We oaiiuot but think, that the course pursued by [n&gt; gersoll, was the cuuae of tho decision of iho Senate und thus he himself was tho author of his own defeat. There are leading partizans, who to serve. the so culled interests of party, are not over scrupulous us to the means employed, and in iho end they overwhelm themselves.
CONGRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
CONGRESS. The Twenty-ninth Congress has closed its labors. As usuul, on the Inst day of the session, a large amount of business pu.sed both houses. Tho most important item wus the passuge of thu threu million bill, without the proviso excluding slavery from uny territory that may be acquired in our negotiations with Mexico. It enables tho President to conclude v treaty of peace, limits nud boundaries with the Republic of Mexico, to be used by him in tho event Ihut said treuly, when signed by the authorized agents of the two governments, and duly ratified by Mexico, shall call for tho expenditure. Tho bill passed provides for additional war steamers, appropriates v million dollars for (bur vessels of ihe first class for the navy, and piovides for the construction, by individual enterprise, of twel\e others for transportation of the V. S. mail between New York und New Orleans, Havumi and Clngies, Panama und Oregon. Richard Rush was appointed Minister"to Francei Duv id Todd goes lo Rio...
From Mexico. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
From Mexico. Particulars have been received concerning llif" llie capture of the troops, under Major t.aines and iSi Borland, by lien. Minon. The party is said to have numbered seventy-five, and were surrounded in the night, after having marched forty miles, wholly unpropared, by so superior a force that resistence was useless, (iuns were tired, and drums beat, on their arrival at San I.vis, to celebrate IM event. Seventeen men under (apt. Heady have also been taken prisoners liy the Moxicaas. Tho circumstances of ihe murder of I.ient. Rib hie havo been investigated, but nothing of importance brought to light. Ritchie wus in advance of his escort at ihe time he was lassoed, and was dragged from his horse ami instantly killed. His heart was cut out, mid ihe body left in the street. The despatches are still in the hands of Ihe Mexicans. Apprehension is felt at Matamoras of an attack from Crrea. He is at the head of 4,000 troops; of these 2,000 are not surpassed in the Mexican service....
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 11 March 1847
Massachusetts btisinLATUKE,—There has been very little business transuded the past week, except that of rather a private character, and nothing of sufficient interest to justify us in occupying a column or two with its doings. New Hampshime.—Tho election of State officers took place on Tuesday, and it wus ■ day unusual excitement ut llie polls. We have not received, up to the time of putting our paper to press, returns sufficient to form un opinion us to ihe result. So far us heard from, iho Whig ticket had guined on lust year, and llie Liberty and Radical tickets had fullen off. A liurd buttle, though bloodless, has been fought. Thu result will be known in v day or two. We cull the attention of capitalists and others to an advertisement of I sale of 17,000 feet of land with a dwelling house und barn thereon, which is lo take place on Monday, 22d inst. Fire.—About midnight on Saturday last, a largo barn in West Cambridge, owned liy Mr. James Hill, was burnt with several wagons and h...