Upon the same principle that a man is more attached to his family than to his neighborhood, to his neighborhood than to the community at large, the people of each State would be apt to feel a stronger bias towards their local
governments than towards the government of the Union; unless the force of that principle should be destroyed by a much better administration of the latter.
spies means employing the services of the inhabitants of a district.
Men of factious tempers, of local
prejudices, or of sinister designs, may, by intrigue, by corruption, or by other means, first obtain the suffrages, and then betray the interests, of the people.
"'Don't forget the local
color!' he shouted after me through the door.
Now, if our local
friend should have any informant on the spot, it is tolerably clear that such informant can only be set to watch the chambers in the occupation of Mr.
Ostrinski would take him to the next meeting of the branch local
, and introduce him, and he might join the party.
Very many of the marine inhabitants of the archipelago now range thousands of miles beyond its confines; and analogy leads me to believe that it would be chiefly these far-ranging species which would oftenest produce new varieties; and the varieties would at first generally be local
or confined to one place, but if possessed of any decided advantage, or when further modified and improved, they would slowly spread and supplant their parent-forms.
But the national government, not being affected by those local
circumstances, will neither be induced to commit the wrong themselves, nor want power or inclination to prevent or punish its commission by others.
"But I do," said a journalist of considerable local
fame as a picturesque reporter.
All I say is, give such rights as our local
self-government to any other European people--why, the Germans or the English would have worked their way to freedom from them, while we simply turn them into ridicule."
Yet, though looked at with some curiosity and reserve by his more cultivated neighbours, he soon acquired a great popularity among the villagers, subscribing handsomely to all local
objects, and attending their smoking concerts and other functions, where, having a remarkably rich tenor voice, he was always ready to oblige with an excellent song.
About fifty of those lines, as one perceives, deal with local
matters; so the reporters are not overworked.