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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
We understand that Prnf. Pierce, of Harvard I'niversily, iv paper rend at a special meeting of Ihe American Academy of Arts and Science., held on Tuesday evening, announced us n rlwult of his calculations upon observations made by Wears C. Walker, Esq. of the Washington Observatory, the remarkable fact that the planet known as Leverrier, the discovery- of which at Berlin was j n consequence of the computations of the mathematician whose name it bears, is not tho planet which answers to those computations, nor one which according to I.everrier's theory will account for the perturbations ofCranus — that this it not the planet which wan discocered by the calculations of Leverrier, but another which was accidentally discorded by the Berlin obtscrrrr. The diameter of the orbit of the observed planet is suid to differ from that of the computed planet by several limes the diameter of the orbit of the eailh, and by forty years in tho time of its revolution about il..- sun. We announced last...
Patient Labor. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
Patient Labor. There are no short roads to knowledge. To obtuin a full view of a beautiful luttdacupo, we must ascend HON eminence which will command i:n extended horizon. The path which lends up the uscent may be toilsome, rugged, und repulsive; but lo the lover of the beautiful in nature this is but a trivial consideration, and is not accounted sn obstacle. When compared to the end to be attained, the exertion requisite to the nttvinment, sink* into insignificance. So it is with tbe worthy und noble objects and aims of human pursuit. To secure and enjoy them, the mind must cast behind it ail dreams of case, indulgence, and simple gratification, and with a resolute, indomitable purpose, consecrate itself to patient unwearying labor. For suppose, for a moment, that thoso objects which, in the present estimation of mankind,confer eminence and distinction on their possessors, were, by some transforming process, to be rendered attainable without effort and toil, would they not at that ...
Cambridgeport Lyceum. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
Cambridgeport Lyceum. Tuesday Fvening, March 16. Pursuant to notice, Mr. Henry Hudson lectured on " Sluikspearc." Tho lecturer considered tho peculiar characteristics of iho great Dramatist. We cnnnot do entire justice to llie lecturer without giving n full report, which, for want of time and spuce, ia iitipoeml;lf. Mr. 11. is not of that class of critics who speak without knowledge. He has read much, and thought more. Ho labors under no motive* of interest —under no local prejudices. He does not belong In the Italian school, who fur n long lime thought there was no learning beyond their own mountains, nor to thn French, who once seemed to think that there were no wits or reaioner* but their own. Shakspenre is ours—and still the properly of the world—nnd never more than now has this heenndmilted nnd acted upon. The (ionium school, and ils Knglish followers have made him their idol, as bo always had been nf the English people, who have honored him with n monument among ibeir monnrchs...
Meeting of the School Committee. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
Meeting of the School Committee. March 16, 1847. Met according to adjournment. 'Jhe Mayor in the Chair. Voted, That Messrs. Ladd, Wellington and Albro, be a committee to inquire what course shall hereafter be adopted by this Board with regard to the examination and annual election of Teachers. Some statements huving been made by ihe Secretary, with regard to the imperfect manner in which many of the School Registers have been kept during the past season, it was Voted, Tha*. hereafter this Board will require every teacher to keep the School Uegister belonging to bis or her school accurately, and in strict conformity with the M F.xp.nnalions and Directions" prefixed to each Register. Voted, That the sub-committees cause the above vote to be carried strictly into effect in their respective Wards. Adjourned to Tuesday, March 23, at 3 o'clock, P. M.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. Commonwealth vs. Jonathan Barrage. This case, of which we gave somo account last week, was given to tho jury on Friday evening, after n trial of nine days, nnd on Saturday morning the jury returned a verdict of guilty. No new evidencjLon the part of the government,, beyond what we stated last week, was put in. The defendant cnlled and examined fifty-five witnesses, by whose testimony it nppearcd that most of them lived ns near to the Varnish works as did the government witnesses, nnd that they had not been annoyed or injured by it. He also put in the record of a trial at Lowell, by which it appeared that on an indictment for v nuisance for making varnish, the verdict wns that the jury found that he was duly licensed, and therefore was not guilty of the nuisance charged in Ihe indictment No evidence wns offered by the government to show that said license hail ever been revoked, yet ihe Court ruled, that, notwithstanding that verdict nnd evidence, that ihe licen...
Jubilee at Brookline. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
Jubilee at Brookline. The inhabitant* of Brook line, with a largo number of their friends from the neighboring towns, celebrated, un Monday, tbe oOlh anniversary of the ordinutum of Key, Dr. Pierce as Pastor of the I*l Pfcrlf* in thai town. The pastor* and members of all the three societies united in this interesting celebration. For the whole period of fifty years, Dr. Pierce ha* muintuined alone, nnd in full vigor and health, the duties of the ministry in his own parish. An iminen*e assemblage crowded the spacious church where ihe religious exercises took pluce.— After an anthem by the Choir, the Rev. J. Haven, Jr., Puslor of tbe Harvard Church, in Brookline, invoked (.oil's Meaning, and read some appropriate selection* from tho Scripture*. The congregation joined in pruyer under the guidance of Key. Mr. Shuiler, Pustor of the Baptist Church in Brookline. Tho Choir then sung the Hymn, &lt;* Happy the man whose cautious step*." After which the venerable pastor delivered, wi...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
New Cities.—The idea of changing towns to cities, seem* lo be quite popular, I*o much so, that new cilie* ure springing up very rapidly. Boston, the city of Massachusetts, is surrounded by a circle of cities. There is Salem, and Lowell. Then there are other cities of. more recent date, such as Koxbury and Cambridge. Cliurlestewu and New Bedford have declared in fuvor of a charter, and Lynn is also moving in this mutter. Snch changes serve to develope the talent, the collective wisdom and judgment of towns so changed, since they demand various grades of city officers. Tbe following verse well expresses the innocent and merry laugh of a child : — " 1 love it—l love it—tlie laugh of a child, Now rippling and gentle,now merry and wild; Ringing out on the air willi its innocent gush, Like ibe trill of v bird at the twilight* *ufi bush* Fluating up on the breeze like the tones of a bell, Or the music that dwells in the heart of a shell. O! the laugh of a child, so wild and so free, Is tbe...
SUMMARY. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
SUMMARY. Asiastic Cholkra.—Tho Inst nccniints from our missionaries in Persia give the most painful account* of the ravage* of thn Cholera. In the city of Tabreca, nlono, 6000 persons find died in the course of six weeks ; 500 sometimes bad perished in a single dny,
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
The snow wna about four inches deep in Richmond last Friday evening. In Washington, it did not begin to fall till after candle light. It wn* about two inche* deep, but it soon disappeared. In 1846, Lowell contained 28,841 inhabitants. The dantha were 600. There wns one death, therefore, to avery 41.78 person*. Pulmonary consu nipt ion, as every where in New England, swept off ihe greatest number, nnd scarlet fever wna the next active ageni in destroying human life. I.A*t.K Siir.Kr.— Tho Woodstock T«*legrnph says : —M A few days ago wo saw a enrrnsn of Mitts* from tho farm nr Charles Perloy, Esq., of Ihii place, that egceeded any thing of the kind we have, aeen in this country. It weighed 14H pounds B «d sold for XS 0* 6d. Tho skin nnd viool wcighp 'l 244 pounds." Within tho Inst twelve months the citizen* of Nmv York have taken slock in various new rnil--I*l** to Iho amount of near $7, 000,000. rho Sub Trnastirer of New York recently pnid I*looo for thn transportation of 61,000,000 ...
MARRIAGES. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
MARRIAGES. In this city, on Tnenlay evening inst, by Rev. Mr. Newell, Mr. Frederick A. Gerry to Miss Jane Follansbee. [Our thanks are tendered for ihe generous slice of cake, with our best wishes, that a long and happy life may consummate this union.] In Providence, 9th inst. by Rev. Mr. Heusted, Nicholas R. Gardiner, Esq, in the 79th year of his age, to Mrs, Abigail Atwood, in the 68th year of her age, both of Providence. It was the fifth time he had taken the solemn vow at the Hymenial alter. There were present his children, grand children, and great grand children.
DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
DEATHS. In this city, 15th inst, Mrs. Lucy S, wife of Capt. Francis D, Hardy, and daughter of Nicholas Brown, Esq. of Nevvburyport, 34. In this city, 10th inst., Mrs. Hannah G. Dennett, 37; 13th inst., Mr. Francis Caskin, 37; 12th inst., Emma I. Ellis, 5 mos.
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
fjty- The Dedication Service* of the I,ce Street Church will take place on TiII?USI&gt;AY IVKMIftO, Mnrch 25, at 7 o'cli»rk. The public arc respectfully invited to attend. E. ft. WHITMAN, OTIS GREEN, in IS—2t Com. of Arrangement*. NOTICE. Notice i* hereby given thai die rontritmtion* for die relief of the sufferers by famine in Ireland and Scotland, may he transmitted to Hon. Isaac l.ivctmore, who has been appointed treasurer b\ die Relirf Dieß* mittee. J AS. |). GREEN, Chairman. Cambridge, March 10, 1547. 2t At a Special meeting of the Pioneer Fire Assicialinn, held in dieir Halt on the evening of the sth in«l. the following Preamble and Resolution! were adopted, vi* : Whereas, on the evening of the 3,1 of March, in*t., some evil disposed and malicious person or person*, set fire to the Engine House, located in llie City of Cambridge, for Pioneer Engine No. 6, ami for the use, and under the care and charge of the Association ■ attached to said Engine, ami also mutilated the...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
TO 8S IBT. ACO.M/b.MKMT House, nearly new, con.aiitiag 9 rooms, good water. So., siloiiiej on Main •treet, near the Baptist Meeting House. Rent 8185. A H.aiAe aaolail..O| 8 roou.a, on Main street, uear Mount Aiil.iiiu Miei-i. Item J,ISO. A ItoUAe on Mount Auburu street, conluiuing 6 rooms. Beat g|2S. A pari of a i|„u,e on Main street, suitable for a small family. Kein jf7s. A new building, eootainlM a front and luck Simp, a large room in the seeonii slory, and a lurge ultie, good cellar, ko., suitable lor a1i0.,.1 any kind of buaioi*.l well locatedrm Main street. Rem $125. I'wo room., well liuislieil, iv ills second atury of a building, in a grajd situation on Main stieet, with a good enir.iiiie 1,0,11, the street, owl would lie convenient for offices vi other purpose.. Rent $50. Apply to }. || fc j. p. THAYlifl, iv IS—tf Main Alrett, l.'nuilifiilye|i.irl. NOTICE. FTIUE subscriber would res-H-elfulry iiifurin the Ids M. habitant,, uf Cambridge and vicinity, thai he has taken the Hlu...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
DEIfTAL SURGERY. J) It. GEORGE P. BACKUS, Dental Surgeon, liuiii Boston, has removed to Cambridge, and opened a n office on Main street, ai(joining ihe llankDr B. lias been in the pruciice of DmsTisTHy at the South and in Boston, dvi ing ibe l.tal twelve years, and teats*** himself that he cannot he surpassed lv any ' liranell u f ids profession. He is prepared lo insert: rttTH, from v single one to a full set, ou as favorable term a as f**rf wurk can bu dun. at any oflicc in Boston or elsewhere. He is pertained to refer tv tbe Rt. Rev. Man ton Kaviiuibk, ) „ lion. John P. Big I low, J Boston. Rev. M. B. CilaV&amp;k, Cambridge. Camhridgepurt, Feb 25. 3oi DH. J. W. CHAPMAN fc CO., BOTANIC PHYSICIANS, I HUSH Of TEMPLE AM&gt; I;AMURII&gt;UK&gt;sTUEETS. ROSTOV, BOTANIC MEDICINES, MEDICAL ADVICE, ABU THOROUGH TIIOMSONIAN TREATMENT. Dr. C. will also visit |iitlients at ll.i-ir residence in llie cily and vicinity if required. ,\. It. Botanic Medical Books co...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 4 [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
AUCTION SALES. JL&amp;MIGNim* SAM. WILL b« *old at Public Auction, a* TIIURSDAV, Ihe first day of April next, ut 2 o'clock, P. M.,at the hoes* lately occupied by Cephas M . Giinu, on retain street, neat to the Universal!.! Churelt, in Cauiliridgeport*i--Oue Piano Forte, wanti- ! fact ureal by Chickering, Also, sundry notes, accounts, orders, payments and oilier demands belonging lo |be e*lHle of un insolvent debtor. N. FISK, Assignee. Cambridge, March 13, 1847. 8t AI criON MOTtCBI rjIUE anderflgnsd, (of the firm of Robins &amp; AlX I.SB, No. 8 Central Wharf, Boston,) having been liieiiM-dbv ibis Cily, as tin AUCTIONEER, gives j uolice, that he vvould lie pit-used In attend to the sale , tv Auction of Real Esiule, Storks ul Metclutuili/e, I iirniiure at Uwelliiig-huuses, and ull ntlier descrip- ( lions ol property, either iv this cily, Charleslown, ur any part of Middlesex County. (..&gt; Orders left at his house, in Brattle street, (CAMBRIDGE, nearly opposite...
POETRY. THE MECHANISM OF MAN. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
POETRY. THE MECHANISM OF MAN. 'I am flat-fully and wonderfully made.' P*. 139. Fond athei*l 1 could a giddy dance Of atoms blindly hurled. Produce so regular, so fair. Ho Imnuunised a win hi 1 Why do not Lybin's driving sands. The sport of every storm, A police here, the child of cbauce, Or there a temple, form 1 Presumptuous wretch ! thyself survey— That lesser fabric scan; Tell me from whence the immortal dust. The God, the repiile inuu. Where wast thou when ihe embryo earth From chaos burst il* way— When stnrs exulting sang the morn, And hailed the new-born day 1 Wli.u finger* brace the lender nerves, The twisting fibres spin t Who clothes in flesh, the hardening bone, And weaves the silken -.kin T How came die brnin und heating heart. Life's more immediate, limine, (Where fatal every touch,) to dwell liimiailc.l in solid hone 1 Who taught the wandering tides of blood To leave the vital urn 1 Visit each liu.b in purple vtrcunis. And faithfully return 1 How know the nerves to hear...
MISCELLANY. M. GUIZOT. PRISONS IN SWEDEN. ANECDOTE OF LOUIS XIV. TOUCHING STORY. GOD EVERYWHERE. A LAUGHABLE MISTAKE. A CATECHISM FOR BATCHELORS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
MISCELLANY. M. GUIZOT. PRISONS IN SWEDEN. ANECDOTE OF LOUIS XIV. TOUCHING STORY. GOD EVERYWHERE. A LAUGHABLE MISTAKE. A CATECHISM FOR BATCHELORS. The following description of this great man we take from a late number of the N\ Y. Tribune : ** He is small, short, thin nnd pale. The hair that cover* his obstinately shaped head is very scanty, and under his protruding eye ihere is n dark line that seems to betoken a physical weakness. His forehead is retiring, and the whole head would seem to indicate rather tho man of taste Ihnn ronton. In the simple dress of black in whi'h I have always seen him. and with his serious aud sometimes almost sad exp r e*sinn, he looks much n* I have MM many a congregational clergyman of New England, and I venture to say lhat no one, from a first view without knowing ihe man, could possibly suppose him to have almost the ab■olute control of the Government of such a nation m a* France. . Yet that litlle man in black, with no other decoration than iho ribbo...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Chronicle — 18 March 1847
CAMBRIDC.K AND CAIVIIIHIDt.KI'ORTOI.D I.INIO /■IIIF Cniiihridce,CnnitiriilKepnrl and lloston Otnilihuses I -tart from Cainhridi,-oai ever, hour and hull pn*! every hour, 'roiii iinll juisl tl o'clock. A. M. in halt im-.i 1 o'chick, r. M.-iuid iioin Urnttte -.breet, Boston, every hour and lirill-i-u--t every hour,iroin hiilf-iniM "Jo'clock, A. M. to hulfpaal s .iY , ocW,l\ M. Also nn Ouiiuhusin ul U and out at 10 o'clock. In rri* From Old Cambridge lo Boston,l ticket*for tjiou " " " Mlll'l.' illll" 13 ii m " I'ortv llsket* for. .*&gt;lhi Fronit'iunhridgeiioriio Bo*tOß,taßlfcket* Ila) " " H ainglefare Mn A. WH.I.AItI), M.lllLl.ri. Camtiridxe, June IS, l-.lv NE W LIN E . TIIKCAMIIIIIDfJR.CAMIIRIDNRPORT, AXD IH»STI&gt;.N O.VIN'IHIS, will start from ' Cnmhriil.c 1 hel'ore Hint i pant ever\ hour, from , hefore 7 o'clock, A.M., lo llelore 7 o'clock, P M.. nnd ffoin II Itrultlc Street, Boaten, 1 iWtan and , inst every hour li "iv i luores, A. Mi to fii.ioie 1 o clock, P.M.; ...