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COMMENCEl), AUGUST 8, 1837.
CALEDONIA.!
ST. JOHNSBURV, VT.
( . V,. STOX13 . CO., .Proprictors.
:. i next door North of CourtHouse.
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DAVI3 & BRADFORD, Publishtjre.
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county, fivt ceut per quartcr, or
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t ii nifiili' "t thl'
tuvulv uti a yoir
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1 iu- ha- ptiJ. Wl.en ft ae4 ayiuent ii miie thU
, il Li- advauced to coriKcpond and it thc change
111 iJe comcily ou tho firat or eecond pspvr Irom
11c iwyiui-nt, w u vvhsh to bf notilied imuiedi-
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IV 1U1 Lattntiou giTcn to the treatinent of
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llllw' UulMlnj.-, It. IU strocU
AMASA KASSON,
LLUtK tLEANKR AMI KEt'AIREIt.
T re lf f ' at flrtt houo above t nlon bchool Iloasc,
mptly tttUdcd to.
DR. J. L. PERKINS,
IIKSTISV.
nir of Mjid Strt-et aud raetem Avenne.
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i' lrl'im, - - Vi-nnunt-
C. BELDEIM,
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CAHOON,
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, l,yiilon, Vt,
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1 '
What Thave "'-vew i'o.-.
A lecture by Oliver Dyer, delivered at
Cooper Institute, Sept. 24.
Laihes axij Gentixhen: Mr.
l'ackard remarkcd that it would proba
bly be iuipossible to cram withiu tho lim
its of one lecture all that I have to tell
you about New York. As to tliat, I
me. only to say tliat it has taken me
fourteon years to sce the things which I
have seen about New York ; atid I sup
pose it would take me tliree times four
tcen years lo tell of tlicm. And, nsprn
longing thu lecture to such an extent
inight interf'ere with some of 3'our en
gagemenl!, L should not tbink of attcmpt
ing it.
TI10 trouble is really to seleet what to
say. l'eople an; so incredulous about
these mutters. 1 dou't know is I have
ever inade a stutomeut 011 the siibject
that has uot been riispiitcd ; and 1 do not
siippose I s-hull tell you an inoidcnt thi.
evcnitig which you will not have miiiw
iloubt about. You will, perhap-, think
it is iiupos-ible that such things can be :
and 1 shnll not blame vou il vou do uot
ultogothor credit what I umy tell you.
j Lveu iny Iricnd Mr. 1 ackarj, who has
1 paid me lor teliing tti 111 -,01110 cspeciai
things, has had iloubts upon tho sulijee
I wixitu him a tketch for thc October
nuinlur of his Monthly, eutitled Aunt
Kue'iel," s-ketching the eouditiou of an
aged uvgrend whoin 1 01.ee fotind starviu
and freezing to death iu 11 garret, and
de.-cribiii'r: tho loeality where I iound her.
Wheii Alr. l'ackard read that bketch, I
aw that he doubted the trutbfuliiess of
thu wholo tliinj; ho doubled tliat thero
was any ?ueh placu in New York as I
described. L could K'e tliat plainly, al
ihougli he did not s-ay it. I'.ut a few
tlays ago he eaine to me, not suppoing I
would undetand what he was ultcr,
and wanted to know ''if it would be
eonenient for inu to take him down lo
that placo which I had de.-cribed he
would like to f-ce l'i?h Alley and the
I sunounding-." I said : "t'ortainly let
11- po down." '
Wo ibund Fi?h A!!c a cavc-li!::- tun-
I ncl running troin Ojk Mnet to posterior
I reirions. Ve foutid the rov of tencmeiit
j housvn I had deribeil ; and in thc row
1 thu very hoiue iu which Aunt Kaclul
, was l'ound. And t!i -n, hannening to
I .-ce souietl.ing which 1 l.no.v froni ionjr .
I .Niieiieiuv would pre.-ent asi-ene, I tolii-d
.!r. rack.rd on. that J un.ht mve i.isn
' ,1 ito-c t:.at would la-t him a lii'.;-ti.ue. '
i Vo t-oou eame uiioii a tomau pittinoiit
ol doors, although it was a chilly, damp,
incleiuent day, bare headed, bare neekfd,
and bare tooted, with one sliiu-y dresson
nothinjr more sewing 011 a bluo smock
frock or oier shirt. I knew why she
was sitting out there sewing ; aud I
knew Alr. l'ackard did not know ; and 1
also saw that he looked very niuch sur-1
prised, as 1 expected he would. 1 said :
Let us step dowii into tl cellar like
basemcut where that wouiau livcs." We
stepped dowu, and thc woinan step
petl down with us. On gelting into
the basement, the tirst object that uiei
our ejes was a babc lying in a cradle. 1
asked thu woinan how ohl it was. She
said eight moiiths. She said it had been
sick scoral weeks. We could see tiiat
at once. It was reduced to a skeleton,
and its gicat cavernous eyes stared 14) at
us froin out its pinchcd and withered
facc. It was atiended hy n little broth
er, about fneyeais old, who was roeking
the cradle; and to tlivert its attention
the little lellow had strung two tin cup
on each of its artn.-, whicli, as he locken
the cradle, would jingle aud inake a little
inusic and exciteinent lor the babc.
Standing close by was a si-lcr. perliaps
-eieu yeai.- ohl, as tliiuiy ctau as ius
mother.
That Alr. l'ackard might be enlight
cned, 1 said to tho womaii :
"Why dou't you sit in hcre and sew,
instead of -ltling out thero iu the eo'.d '."
She roplied :
I can't seo in here. I fcit out there
so that I can sce to sew."
And so thu poor woman sat hsv
away in the cold, raw, outsidu atuios
nhere, to earn medicino for that sick
babc and bread for the uthers. KalhiT
a toudi busincss that, evcn for this ?ea-
soii ot the vear ; but what will that wo
inan do when tho bitter days ot iVinter
come ?
I'erhans vou would like to go dowu
there. nntl see that scono for yoursclves.
I will tell vou whcrc to "O. Stiiku for
New Iiowerv, through Chaiubcrs itrect,
or go down from Chatham Sipiare : and
ask tho tirst policeman you coinc upon
lo show you O.ik strcet, and to show
you Fish Alley. IIc can do it. You
pass through that alley, and you conie
to a b'ock of brick tenement hou-cs ; thc
uxtreiuo housc on the right ;is whcro this
woman lived. 1 ou o down into tliat
haseinent, and there jou wiilfind her,
unless through lailmg ineans slie nas
been obligitl to leave th.it wretched abo-.le
for one more wretched still.
I askcd her how inuch she could earn.
And flie haid, when she had good luek
and could cet work all thu time, and the
o..Ue did not retpiiro too mueii timu and
attention, she could enrn lour dollars u
1 eek. She paid one dollar and twenty
I llie tents a week for her room ; lcaving
two dollars and seventy-tivc cents for
lood, nnd fuel, and lights, and clothcs,
andsmedicine, aud doctor's bills. Thc
iood, aud the lucl, and tho lights, and
thu nicdicine had to be lir.it bupplied ;
and there was nothing loft for clothing.
and that is why bho and her children
wcrc in such a plight.
You must cxcusu me, ladies and gen-
tlemen, if I run largcly to children this
uvenint:. When I come to talk 011 theo
subjects, so niany poor, little, sulfering
faces ot pcnshing eliimrcn nt once come
up before me that I can seldom talk
about anvthius else. The only thu
that evcr impelled me to make the inves-
tigations which l havo maue was my
syuipathy for these children, and my
hopo ot hnding some means to ueneiu
thcm. And when I talk to audiences,
or single inilividuals, 1 always waut to
enlist their syinpathies also inbehalfol
these children, of whom we have 40,000
poor, sull'eriug, dostitute, outcast chil
dren iu New York.
l'eople often say they would like to' the fact is that one-half of the people of
hunt out aud help the poor. if they only ' New York are not decently housed ; but
knew how to do it how lo tind thein Iive liko bcasts, packed in tenement
out. I will tell you 011c very eay way. hoiifes and burrowing in cellars.
Wheu a wouiau cotncs to your bouse to W'e hear a great deal about tenement
wash. iron, or ,-crub, or do anything of : hou.-es. Did you crcr go down into one
thi- kind,ju-t take tln; trouble to ask her of tlie.-e teuetiicut houses? Do you know
where .-he live-i and how she is situated. 1 what a tenement houso ist Let me de
Go houie with her, or let your wife go, ! tcrilie one of tliem to you.
and you will tind thiiiRS which would j Take a 25 foot lot. The huuse is
nidke thrilling nevv.-paper or nrigazine huilt covering the lot. seven stories high,
articles. I once found in Tenth street. 1 perhap?, and a basement. Kight iu the
in :i garret, a poor woinan with two middlo is a hall, tliree feut or threo and a
children one live years old, paralyzed half feet wide, running clear through.
froin ilft hips down, and crawling about 1 On each ide aru the dwelling apartments
the tloor ou her liandi and dratiging her' They are divided up into two rooms to
paralyzed hody after her. The other 1 each m-i of ap.irtineuts. There is a froiit
ehild was eighteen uiouths ohl. That ' room, called tithe living-rooni': and a
woinan had to go out to day's work, and bick room, called "the sleeping-rootn."
she could not take her chihheii with her. U.iek of that there is another siiit, and
There U not a family iu this city, or in ; back of that another .leeording to the
WoMeheMer county, ineluding my own, ' size of the liouv S uiietiiui-a thero are
that uiilallotv a wouiau 10 bring her only two suites, and -oaietimes four. aud
children with her w'uen she cotnes to thu s.inielimes eight. We will take a hou-e
huiw to work. What did that wouiau
do .' bhe put a plate of brown bread,
aud a botiie of water, and ti cu 0:1 the
tloor, aud theu at 0 o'clocl; iu the uioru-
mg, -he turned the kev oa tho-e ehil-
ilreu, and lel't them all day long uuti! .-lie : roof ; and then there is the ba-euieiit be
irturned lcaving the iittle enppied sis-1 -.ides. The ba-ement, very likely, is
tor lo take siich c.iro as she e nild of her u-etl ns a gtog shop, or as a plaee ol'l.iw
baby oroiher. D.iy alter day, when she ivort of snuc ki.id. Ofienlimes '-the
went out, the-o little children would he living room," as they cal! it, is used as a
lel't i 11 that way. Now, what i- to be , shoe-.-hop, or tailor's shop, or for other
done tib.uit sueli ea'es ladies and gentle- niaiiufaetunng purpo-e-"; for these poor
nien .' I eontes-that I dou't know what people nfteu have to do their woik at
lo do ; thero are so aiauy ol the-e suf- liome. There the shoemaker m.ikes his
feiiug little unes. .-., or the tailor works at his trade :
IVoh.ibly, in pa"ing along the street, 1 uud they do the coak'ng theiv, and eat
ou havo niet little gii'N selling penuy there. and have a littlu "ciibby-hoh'" of
songs. J'erhapH it never occurred toyou a room where they .-leep. The centre
that tho.-e children a!l Iive Sjinewhere. suites of roouis have n. eutiIation from
l renieiuber a little one, about six years tho streets. All that they gct is from
old, wi.o u4ed to hobble ulong ou u the narrow hall, aud the door and win
cru'.eh. her lijht leg swining like a r ipe dow opening nito it.
d.uigling from her hody. She niiide a Now, it you will thiuk what trouble it
tpiarter of a cent ou each ou ihat she i-. for you lo kzcp your own house in or
sohl her only prol't. exe; pt wheu -oni'J der, or your servant-" to keep the -ide
gi ueroiir htai ted iuati would givu her a walk aud yard clean, wheu you aie all
live-cont st:uap, and tell her to never very decent people and doing your Iw-t
mind tho ch.inge." to I.ejp tidy, aud ihen imaiue eighty-
I a-l.ed 1'iat little gul, one dav. what tour l'amilie-', not one memberof any one
m.;de her .-!! ti - A'-: ! '!: f-v!:i !: .'i'.' e -p;:.--:-l -1:1. y-j eaa
-aid : "I sell the. 11 lo get nioiKy lormy perliaps iuiaitie ihe conlomerrte nas'.'t
uioiher '." "Wiieru is o ,r inoilier 1 ne which aceumulate io -ueh a hou-e.
askcd. "At liouic." "Wtiat doe- she i'.,-low T.venty-thirtl stieet there are
do "She dou't .lo .inytluii . mily lie 502.0')0 people liing iu eellars aud
nti the tloor." 'Wliy dou't she do tenement hou-e-. Five hundred and 1 wo
. - oaiething .'" he replieil:
.-h. -In- can't et ii n!l t
"She is so
t! .or." 1
.-k .1 ho.v : ,11 .-.iv- li.ul hre'j suk.
.ln;,'. kiinw a uru.lt 1 ii whiie," -1
ln. w a ure.lt 1 wluie, -he
,-.id.
. 1. ,
I went hoiue ilh tho ehilil. I'.i iug
from .Mott stre.-t through a narrow alley
to a lvur teniniiMit hou-e of the wont
deseriptioti. we went dowu into tl.e lront
eellar. It was uot a b.i-einent ; it w 1-
really a cellar, iu which there were 5even
or ei;:ht pelson- I dou't know how
uiauv. Tneu we tiued out through lliat
llar, into a rear cellar, which had 110
uiudow at all, and 110 liie.m- of reccii iwj.
iiht or veulilalion, except what the
lour opening into the lront eell.ir atl'oid-
.d. And there, in that d.irk, damp.
wretcheil room, wa- Iyiim the mother ot
that child, an viirt lun hideoin aml
loatli-ouie for de-eriplion. She had lor
been one ot the vile-t woinen 111
New York : aud there .'he was liiion
the lloor, and uudergoiug the proee ot
being ealen alivo by the di-eases which
wickedness had engendered 111 her
person.
liut tluit child did not know in V I ln n;
ot llus. She did not know ihat her
nijiher l.ad b-en a ti.ul wtuii.in. She
l.ad b-en a ti.ul woiii.in. She
upposeil th.it inother a- n- pure :i- an '
angel, aud siie lot ed lur with perfei-t th-
otrjii; and so it w.i-no hard-hip for
icr to go out an.l hobble througii the
treots on her ciulches, to sell soic- aud
earn motiey to p.iy the reni, aud buy
whatever .-u-ti.-ii.inco the wom.in had.
I-ortun itely, the iuotlu-r soou ilied. and i In.-titute out to llarleai brrlge, out past
some chn-lian ladies, who h.ui bee.i iu-i .ntt llaven. out pa-t .llelro-e. p i-t 3.1r
forined ot the circuuistar.ces, went there, risania. p.i.-t Tivmont and Fordha:u,and
.nini arrayed tin c irp-o iu proper litii-i.it two inil. s b.yond : aud thun liipior shop
attirc. They wishud to take the child linuig both sid- ol that strcei, all the
hoiue with them, but sho wouid not le.ive wnv Irom the il.ittery clear out eight
tho ile-id boily of her iiiuther : ihat wa.-. , nnles into Wt-.-tche.-ier county and vou
the only lemainiug tanibie tiuk which will hae soiiiething likeau adeipiatc uo
bmind her iiliio hearl to this world. So tiuii what 5,500 liipior shop.- are.
the ladie.i lel't her there, as they could, '1 ln-re aie017 hou-es ol ill-fa:ne in
not btuy nli night in such a den as that. ! the city. To get ai: ide.i of that, iiuag
Ttiey had nul i.een gono nioro thun an j ine ihein lieeiuiug just out hero in th !
hour belore thic-vcs entered that rooai, f Tlurd Avenue. and running 011 both
and before that child'- eys ciit tho hair 1 sides ol tho way right up to Forty-Iii'th
Irom tho dead molhei .i tiead, aud sirip- street; or from tho 15.t:tery up to lSond
ped the uody of tiie burial cloihes. leav- street, 011 both sides ot Broadway clear
mg it wrapped 111 a shabby old couuter- aloug.
pane, which was not worth selling, ori "Thoro arc 1.07S billiard saloons in
the wrclchis would have takcn that also. tho city; aml I havo coine to believe
l'orhapi I might as wcll complstc that that, ufall tho dciiioraliziiig placcs in
ston. I lio people living 111 the lro::t
cellar, aud in the tenement huu.-e above. . men aro ruined and put 011 tlic directc-l
could not toivgo the opportunity lor a road to hell the billiard saloons are the
wnko which the dead budy 011 tho prem-1 worst. Applau-o.j They have their
ises atlbrded : so ihey got whisky, and bars attached, and their private g.uning
'ii tho bi.ck tooin, and got dnuik, saloons, tnost ol them ; and there the ro
nd gut to tighling, and up-et the lable .-pectablo youug man is "ropetl in." lle
on which tho corp?e lay, and it rolled i goes in to have hisne.it little game ol
Irom tuo old counterpano naked 10 llie
tect of the child. Sho simeked ivith
horror and allrigiit. And a geulleman
wlio happened to be in tho 1cini1y al
tho time, heaiing her shrieks, and ho.tr-
; tho general hulhib.doo goiug 011, went
to see what was the matter. Aud ihe
child, sceing him, rushed up and begged
him to take her away irom ihat placo.
And he look her away, and took her to
the Ilowanl Alission ; and I am glad to ,
be ablo to say that from there she wasl
scut to 11 gooil christiau home, where she
is nurtured as oue of the children of the
family.
1 have rcmarkeil that llicro aro 10,000
of these de-titutu and outcast children in
the city. It is very dillicult to get an
idea of such numbers. Have you any
idea what 10,000 destitute and outcast
children iniplie- .' Suppose wo divide
them up, iive to a family ; it would thun
tako 8,000 families to comprise them.
Eight thoiisand families livo in S00O
houses. Kight thuusand houses would
make a street about sixteen miles long
with hoines on both sides. I'erhaps
you aro ready to say : "If that is so,
tlien thero is notrooiu onough for -10,000
destitute and outcast children on the in-
habitcd poriioiis of tho island, with their
families and roluliona, and all tho decent
people who livo here," That would be
true if they were deceutly housed. But
ST JOIINSBURY, YT., FRIDAY, OCT. 23, 1868.
with apartincnts hx suites deep. That
iiives you .-W faiuilie-i on each .-ide of the
hall on a lloor 12 to a iloor iu all.
Seven ?torie high "ive 1 oa i-iality-four
l'mnilies. Kisrhtv-I'our families umler mie
liiou-and! .Iu.-t think of it '. llere
th.
ten. tn.Mit luuses stand loive:inj 1:1
r .v. 111 .-oiiiji.u-t tua-e. There 1- 11.1l
onlv one on lne Iriiutol ttie lot, imt theiv
i- oue 011 the iv.ti' of the lot: and thea-
they sland, piled up sidi; by side, and
li led with lhe po ir from b.i-ement lluor
to attir roof. There i one that some-
tiines has had twelve huudreil huinau be-
mg-liiing iu it at the s.ime tune. If
any i.l'you waut to see lliut hoiise, aud
uilli-allon me at suine aupieiuus 1110-
ineiit, when 1 have nothing to dj. 1 will
lake you to it : or, go to the Iloward
Miion peoide, ami they will take you :
or, 10 C'.ipl.iiu Thuine, of the Fourth
l'lteinct. or any of hi- sergeant-, and
they will show you. I ilo uot expeet
1011 to believe there is such a placo until
vou s?j and see it.
The iiueslion may ari-e, "II iw is il
that we eau have tnrty thou-and de-ti-
tulu tintl oute.ist children iu this citv
llowcau such a v.i-t number of them
come about ?" They miiinly, almo-t
whollv, come nb.uit through rum dnnk-
ille, liipior drinkiic wlii.-ky dnukia4
call it what you ple.i.-o.
There are 5.2 IS huuor shop- in tln-
cit l have ,'jot it dow n here exnct
cit l hav
sonieu heie. I hae put it down in
round numbi'rs 5,500 liipior stores in tiu-
cilv. Now have vou anv idea w hat 5,-
5t'i 1 liipior s!iop invoKe .' Figuros. 1
lind. make no impres-ioii on peoplj al
all. l:it im.iine a street bv-ginning at
ihe Ilalleiy, and ruuning alotig past thi-
New 1 orK o! all places where vung
hiiliar.la "it is sucn 1 gen'.eel tl.ing,
you know" and he ineets there with
! very que.-tionablo people. ; and he is in-
' tluccd to game ; and so ho goes on, and,
linally, he oriags up in tho deus ol inta-
my in 'tho wickcdest man s dancc
h ju.-c or hc would havo brought up
there, if 'tho wickcdest man' had not
-hut up his d.mce-house. Une thuu-and
six hundied and seveuty-eight billiard
saloons would reach Irom tlus buildmg
up to 101th stieet on both sides of the
I way.
As I waut to lortily mysolt as much
as possiblo with indisputable faets ivo
, shall seo tho use 01 uiera uy-anu-uy 1
will t-tato that I hold in my haud tho uu
nual report of tho commissiouers ol the
Metropolitan l'olico for 1807, from
which I will road sundry statistics. Ac-
cordin" to this report, during the last
vear there were 80,532 arrests made in
this city by tho police : 21,580 wero of
women, 58,913 wcrc of uicn. It may
be interesting to-note hero, as I am pass
itiix along, lcst I might forget it, that thc
nuinber of married persous wdio aro ar
rested is much less than tho nuinber of
singlo persons. It seems that uiarna
is n prevcntivo of vico aud crime.
would say to the young iieoplc hero that
so long as you rcmain single thc chances
aro livo to one against you that you wi.l
be arrested by tho police.
We won't mind thc men arrested
they aro unintereMing creatures at the
bet ; but woinan in tho clutches of the
law is an object of horror. It will prob
ably .surprise you to learn that 1,050
wonien were arrested for assault and bat
tery. Just think of it, lovely woman
pounding us at that rtite ! Sixty-two
were arrested for felouious as-ault that
is, with the iutention of doing deadly
misfhit'f, such as eutling your throat, or
somo trillo of that kind. Six woinen
were arrested for robbery. Six woinen
were arrested for murder. 7,521) woinen
were arrested for di.-orderly oondtict.
I.aughter. I am glad you take such a
plea- int xiew of thu matter. 1,705 wo
inon were arrested for intoxication. To
give tho ladies a ehance to laugh at the
men. I willju-t mention th.it 17,001
men were aiivsted for intoxieation and
1;! 2:5;! uian for di-orderly conduet. For
iiitoication and tli-orderly comluct com
biued thero w ro o!' 1 womun airested.
Sctne superticial person might arguufiom
thii that, ina-iiiuch a- tnere were only
:;.2:i I woinen arre-ted for iutoxicatiou
aud di-oidi'ily eouduct combined, and
7.52:' for di.-urdcrlv "conduet when tiiev I
were -iber, that druukeuni-!i i- provoca
tive of goo 1 eonduet on the pmt of wo
iiu u. There wero 1,11)1) wouieu .1rro.1t
ed for petly larceuy, aud 101 for grand
lareeuy. Thero were al.-o eight clergy
tneu and thirty uhtors ane-ted iluring
the year.
I nieiition these faets to give you some
idea hw it is that so inany ot thusc 1ks
tituto and outciist childreo come about.
l'eople who pa-s a gieat portion of their
liine in jail are not :;pt to Iojk very
sh.irply aftcr tho welfare of their chil
ilren. l.et us group all tlu.-e faets togelher.
l'le.i-o lo remember OI7houes of ill
tainc, l't.O'K) de.-tiluto aml outca-t chil
dtvu. ii,D2!) ea-ci of a--ault aud batlery
ui 'ii tind wonien both, .S0,5;J2 arrests
(and. by the way, there i- a.iother item
ot iutercst : llie atiuuut nt propeofy and
tiioney .-tolcii and robbed tioiu it- ownor.i
duriag the year 1- S 1, b 1 ,;!0S 75, the
gre.iter portion of which wa.- leeovered),
"iu'der-. l' iMlib'-'-i.-. Nw nt"'-
1 1 1 1 nur out all the dillereut kimls ofl
111HI-. - which I have lnenti.me 1. so a-
.1. t i lepeat a hnu-o twice bioaiije
oiiieliaii-- a billiard saloon is also a ;
dii ..viug Mitip and a gainbhng sliop all iu I
n. ic Imt -liliug them out, and placiug
tlivin iu a .-tivit nglit aloug oa botii sides I
ii ihe w.iv. Ilu-v would just about lill a 1
-ireet re.ielim li'oiu tho C'iiy li.illio
White ri.iin ay a th.-tanc- ot 21
nul.-. Now we will t.ike a night's work
011 that sireet. It would give Us a inur
dt r every half mile, a lobliery every
-evenly rod-, a hou?e of itl-laine on every
hlook, gamiug in e; cry second deu clear
through. Kighty thuu-and peisons ar-re-led
reiueinhel that would give u
iwelve of iho.-e agaboud.-, thieves, nnd
robber.1 in every one ol ihcso buildiugi
clear through. with 522,000 0!' "sivag."
as they c.dl il. or booly, to be divided
auiong the ilozen ; six destitute and out-ea-t
ehildroii, who .110 c.iused maiiily by
.-u. h placo.-, -hiveriug on every tlooistep :
.iud a light going mi 111 every hou-e, with
the eight tirre.-led cleigymen t. preaeh
lor tho un-jodly herd, aiul the thirty ar-
led edilor- lo desClibe tho -ceiio.
At S 1 Clu-rrv slieel, i- .lohn ISr.iuui-
gan's biicket-shop. l'erh.ip-Vou would
iike lo -40 down an 1 see it. 1011 will
liii-l .lohn n goo.l icllow lor a bucket--hop
kceper. 'l'hey are all good t'ellows
in their way winch ii uot a cominenda
ble way, however.
dohu llraunigan is the oninal bucket
-hop keejier. A burke, shop is a recli
iying dislidery aml litpior store, lo which
people couio "nriuging burke:.- to c.nry
away the lupior in. l'hey aro ery lu
ertll down ihele iu their inleiprelation ot
the wor.i "bucket." Anything that will
hold tluids goes tor a bucket. It you go
dowu there some S.tturdiy nitrlil. about
lU or 1 1 o'clork, and stand in the door.
vou will see slranire eitiitls. It vou
choose, you can go inside. .lust tay tol
Itniiiiiigau : "1 havo come ilow n her
to look aiound and sio how they go ou,"
and he will givo you a poiile reception.
Ur you may go down to jliuk Lanni
au's, in James street, who is a Black
Kepubhcaii bucket shop kceper.
You will seo all kiuds ol people com
ing there old, tottering woinen. ricketty
and shaking all over, coining perhap
with leapols with the .-pouts broken otf,
10 get their wlnsky in : anollu-r come
with a liu cup : aiiiUher wilh a p.iil,
with perhaiii 110 han lle to it, whicli she
ha- to carry betoro her, pio.-seil agam-t
her stoinach ; another hasa tea-cup : an
other a bowl : another a vcgelabie ih.-lt ;
uu some evcn havo utcnsils which 1
won't vcnture to ntiiue here. There they
coinc aittl get their wlu-ky, aud carry it
uouie ot a Situid.ty night.
1 once saw an old bhud man come
therv. ldl by a Iittle tottering j.ivl ; anu
had a tea-pot, ln which he uut hi-
w nisky ; aml, liaving got it, thu clulu
leil Iniu otl', ho carrying ihe tea pot with
lieinbling but eager hands. lou will
lind little rhildivn coming there, four
years of age, wilh their cups, or their
buckels ol some kind, buyiiig whisky.
Jlr. an Aleter, who is hero prc-ent,
could tell you a story of oue of his little
mi-sion girls. who, havmg taken tho
pledge, when her mother wished her to
!io out to a bucket shop to get soino
whi-ky, rofused, aud said : "Alothor, I
havo signed tho plcilge, and caimot go.
l'hu mother said: "lou must. Ihe
child said: "I can't." And the moth
er begtm to whip her, and whippod her
to death, becausc she would nct go. Alr.
Van Jleler could tell you another story.
He was sitting in tho Missiou ono night,
when hc was going to make a temper-
ancc speech up in tho Olivcr street
church, wondering what ho should talk
about, as ho could not ihiuk of anything
new to say. Ho started to "o to the
church ; aud, as ho was walking along
James street, a woinan suddeuly throw
her body half out of a window, and
shriekcd : "Ho has murdered my child
he has muiderod iny child '." Of
course, thero was a great ruslung up
slairs. A policeinau came, and knowing
Mr. Van Meter, allowed him to go up
in the room. And thero on tho Iwu lay
ouu of his imssiua boys dead, wtth
neck broken. The father, being about
halfdrunk, wantcdthe boy to get whisky.
The boy began to expostulate ; and tho
father, in his dnmkeii fronzy, not intend
ing to kill tho boy, drew otl' and struck
him, and happcnad to hit him in just
such a way that hc broko his neck in
stantly, and thero the boy lay. This is
what comes of bucket-shops.
I will mention another incident, it be
ing about Aunt Kachel, a person of the
same color that L'ncle Zeke wore. Aunt
Hachel was a negtess. She had been a
slavc. Thc war had set her frec. She
didn't know how old she wn. Her hair
was ppriukled with gray, nnd her face
was lurrowed witli wrinkles ; but her
eyes w;u bright and her voico musical.
SUu lived in the Kish Alley that I told
you about at thc opening. She is the
one that my I'ricnd l'ackard had goine
doubt- about. Up iu an attic I cauie
upou her accideulally perhaps I should
say providentitilly. I was looking lor
one of my mis-iou bible chtss scholars,
tind had liiisttikcu thc houso : aud, as I
fuinbled tilong tho dark passtige way, 1
heanl a voico asking, '"Who's dar,
honey .'"
Standing iu the door, whicli 1 found
open, I a-ked who spokc. The oice
s.iid : '-lt's mc, mar-lcr Aunt IJachel,
as dey calls me." I stiuck a match and
held it up towanl tho voico: and tiiere I
diinly saw Aunt Hachel, lying ou a bed
on the tloor iu one eorncr. 1 nevcrshall
lorgot Ihat vision ot earthly waut and
sutl'ering, vi saiutly trust aml resiguatioii :
ihat mi.-erable, tattered bed ; that pinch
cd aml rinkled laco; those calm, ap
pealing eyes.
I won't detain you to state thecomcr
sation. Sutlice it lo say, Aunt Kachel
had had 110 supper. 110 dinner, no break
lat that day. It was a bitter eeniug
iu I'ebru.uy. She had 110 tuel,no fire.or
light. She had nothing but rheumati'-in,
and faitli in God. It was not long. how
eer, beiuie a lire wai lmrning in her
rickety old stovc. and lights aud lood had
been bro't fiom tho Iloward Missiou, not
far away. Aph)-:cian had been sent
for, and 11 lady Irom the Aliisiou had
m:vl - Au'it U ('.'I : "' t t- and a
plate oi toa-t. and wa- niinisternig o
ihe jioor old he'pless child of the S.vnour
wilh that sweet Christiau syinpathy and
bcnig'i.inl u iiisouieuess which only God's
j-lecl -eeui to have the gift of showing.
From that time my lisils to Aunt Kachel
were not unlrcquent. She was removed
10 more comlortahle ouarters iu .lamo
-treet. I lov ed the poor old -aint Irom
thr -tart. I ilon't know whelher my
vi-iis ever tlid her any good; but they
did me a great tleal of good.
Aunt Kachel wa- lonil of telling about
her pl.iulalion-life, aud so I leamed her
story by heart. She had lived in Yir-
gini.i he could not tell exactly wheie;
but il liiu-t have been withiu tilteen or
tweuty mile- of Sull'olk, beeau-e, when
Gfii. l'eck w.is iu cuininand of our forces
down there in ISliU. sho had walkcd fiom
her ma-ter's plautatiou to tho Uiiion linos
in one atternoon. She never would tell
'.ior ma-ler's naine. Siie siemed lo have
-oinr cpner no'ion that, it she did, some
trrnlile calainity would come upon her.
She u-ed 10 say : "Ole uiar-ter was berry
ooil, and so was ole ini-l'e : but de
youug folks wai je.-' like debds." She
-ai 1 : "My family wa- al'u- sot by by
ole m.ir-ter, 'cause they were kind o'
'nerted by tie- if blood." She u-ed to
-ay : "You's 110 idee, honey, how blood
get.- mied up down dar, nor how I'.i-t
bl.iek lolk- get white, or vvhile I'olk- get
black: 1 diinno which. and "tain none o'
my bu-ine-s de I.ord'-will lie doue"
lut the time rotne, she said, when old
tnastcr could not heli) thom any more.
"A novvy ot ole niaster coine lo our
hou-e oue dav. who'd done 1:0110 and
run'd avvtiy irom hi.- panent's hou
'ca-o his toder wanted him to marrv
io-lcg;:ed g.il down ou the coasl, tlat
ow nrd a pow er ot inisirers (.-ix hundred
ot 'em, as 'tw.i.- said, do youug man say
in" si- how he'd sooner marrv a "al witl
two lcg- and no nigcrs at all do which
1 iiiiis' say was sciisible. Dis nevvv,"
-he used lo say, "got ttispuung wn! my
i-lde-t boy. de which his name was Jun ;
and my boy, heiu' high spirilod, ho talk
ed back. Aud at last thc novvy slap
.lipi : at whicli .liinjes" knocks tho novvy
clean dowu the sleps. Honey clnie, you
can hab no idee what n avvtul timo dat
made. De white folks can knock the
black tol -es's brains out. aud nobody's
.-car t ; but, when a black innn touches a
whilo inan, it 'pears as how de worl's
i coniiii to an cnil. i uo people wus
wine to burn .1 ini alivc ; an", to save hi-
lite. ole m.iister sold hiui to a trader to
o to de Gulf, do which he'd sconcr died
dan gono down dar. I got down on my
knees and bogged ole marster not to scnd
my boy lo dat awful placo; but 'twau't
no use, honey, Aud so do night atoro
.lim was to be lookcned away, ho broke
looso and ruu'd away. An' dy hunted
him wid de houn's, and com'd ii wid
him in de vvoods; aud Ucrc lie loui'iu
till ho was shot down dead by olo mar
stcr's uev vy, as ho'il a knocked down de
steps. An dey lcft his body a lyin' in
de woods for ihe beasls todevour. An',
when I bcggcd ole m.irster to let me go
and get mv boy's dead corpse, ho .said :
'If you don't hush up, I will sell you aml
your other son to the Gulf.' An' 1 did
hush my voico ; but I cried out in iny
hctirt, 'U my S tviour, mtu' ilcie t'intt
u r
"My uddcrson, do which his name
was Kcubcn, was tlen jcs' 'bout nineteen
yetir old. An' ho coine to mo in do
night, and said : '.Mudder, I'so gvvino to
ruu away. shalt kill tunie one ef I stay
fiere.'
"An' I said to him 'Go '.' An he
went ; an' 1 lay down wid my facc in de
grass, an prayed all dat night dat my
boy might get tbeyoud de reach ob do
bleod houns afore do mornin light
An' he did ; bress de Iord for his good
ncss, he did ! In tle mornin', when dey
inissed him, tle novvy and do rest ob do
young tolks was wild to go (or him. An
olo marster purtended to bo uwlul mad
But hc would hab de hossca shood afore
ne u stari. viiu so iijuuen got sucii a
' good start as dat dey nover cotched him ;
by which 1 knowed as how my prayers
j w;.s aiisvverod.
hisl "It 'poats, to inu aa 'twua 'bout a year
YOLUME
arter dat timo dat the war broke out.
Oh ! can't imnginu what a time dat was.
It jcs' 'jiearcd as ef do Day ob Judgmcnt
was a comin' right a top ob us. 'De
chnriot, de chnriot, its whcels rollcd in
lire !' Ole marster's hoiise was burnt to
the groun', an' do folks all runned away
to Hichmond, an' us darkies was running
aroun wild like. An' so I went over to
do canip at Suffblk, to see ef I could get
up dis way, as I hoped ef I could I might
tind my boy, de which I told you his
name was lieuben. I'vc been hero mos'
four years now, and I'vc neber heard a
word of IJeub. An' de cold an' de damp
has gin mo de rheumatiz so banc I haint
been able to work inuch deso yer las'
inonths ; an', if it hadn't a been for de
goodness ob God, I should have starved
to death."
That is old Aunt Hachel's story. I.ike
nioit of her race, sho had gicat luiisicnl
talent. She was a fine sincr of comp
meetiiii; byinus and phiutatiou songs
She could soar into the higher regions of
nieliidy like a hird ; and sho sang with
an uiictioii that went btraight to tho
heart. Her favorite sonu', as shc u-ed to
ruz i pleaed meinore than any other song
or hym.i that I ever hard. In my opin-
ion, it is the finc.-t ?peciinen of plantation
sarrrd inu-ic that over ripplcd oversable
lip. I iearnt it hy heart : and, a few
days ago, I jotted down tho melody, and
trot mv friend i'erkins to nrranjio the
soug in four parts, so wo Jcould have it
for a song. I'erhaps you would like to
hear thc wortla. They are as follows :
"Xobody kuows1 de trouble I ee,
Noboiiy knoivs but Jesu :
Nobody knoivs de trouble I sce.
Sinz irlorv hallclu"!
Somctuues I'm up. soui"time5 I'm dowu.
Soiuetmie 1 tn Ii-hel wid de jrrouu ,
Sometiiue.i the lry suines aroun .
Siinjf lory hallelu' !
Xoliody kuows de work I doej,
Noliody knows but Jesus;
Xobody icuovvs tle work l does,
Sinjr "irlorv liallelu' !
Somethnes I srruli. sometiiiR' I seour,
Somelimes I bakef the Iniun llour.
.Sometimes I stiueeze de lemons sour.
Siug ylory hullelu :
"N'nbodv kuovv- tle iriiefs I hai.
NoboJy Unoivi oui Je-us;
XoboJy kuows de griets I has.
SiuxV'orJ' hallelu"!
Sometimes Iuy eoul U suuk iu fears.
Sumetiiues I vveeps de bitter tears.
And sadlv vvait de ling'ring years,
Siug glory hallelu' !
"Nobody knoivs do jys I has,
Xobotiy kiioni but Jesus;
Xobody kuows dejovs I has,
-ing trlory hallelu' !
Kor I've a Saviour iu de skies.
Aud when dis vveary hody dies
My raii'uuicii soul to Him will rise.
"sing glory hallelu' !"'
An-.t Kachel used to say : "When I
gets to de la-' verso of dat song, I al'u
i'eels a- though I wanted to pour out my
"raplured foeling- iu sich a hebeuly hovvl
a-ud svving my soul clean ober Jordan
and kind it phimp in de realm- ob bli--an'
glory."
I -uppo-e I ougl t to -ay oniething,
althojgh it i- gettiug laie, about the
Wickcdest Man." There his been a
great deal said about mv friend John
Allen. Iu the lir-t place, John w.i- the
wickcdest man in Now York. There is
no tpu-siion about that I sliad stiek to
that. Ou tho 2'Jth day of Auguit, John
-hut up his dancc house. Ilo came up
tn my ol'.ice the Ftidny betore, aud told
me: "To-morrow night I am going to
clo-e my dauco hoiise." I could hnrdly
believe it. I had to ask hitu tliree oi
four times over : "Is that o. John ?
There is no going back on that ?' "No,"
said he, "I am going lo do it. 1 I.ave
madj up my mind. I have been up to
-oo iny father ; and thc old man has been
praving over mc a great inany years, and
Lcsceching mc to shut up the dancc hou.-e
and quit that cour.-o of life. He paid
that 1 had children growing up, and 1
ou-dit to do it ; and I am going to do it
anyhow." And he did it -impiy of hi.
ovvn jnotiou, of his ovvn freo will. Mr
Arnold. of the Iloward Misiion. Mr.
lieacli (a young theological student from
Newtcm Seiniaary.) and 1, thought we
would be in at the death of the dancc
louse. So went ooivn inerc a iuue joe-
liiro 12 o'clcs that Saturday night.
Aud when 12 o'clock camo John Said :
This is tho end of thc d mc; houso. No
more dai.cing .here. .vnu i was im
prossoil vvhiii, about threo or four miu-
uloa aflerward, someuody came m to get
ome whiskev, dohu said : "o, sir; no
more of that it is all up hcre." The
man s.iid : "What do you mean .'" "I
mcan.'' roplied John, "ihat thero is no
more liquor to bo .-old here. This is uot
:i d.inco house any longer.
The danco house expired at 1 2 o clock.
lohn said : "liock tho door, and put up
tho shuttcrs. 1 loa;o leave, gentloman
'o out." Mr. Arnold, aud Mr. Beach,
and I. aud two neighbors who had come
in. were in there alter the shutteri had
been put up. One of tho neighbors h:i
been a litpior-seller twenty yeais in that
iv.ud. an-I he, that day, -mgularly
onough, had sold out. He wanted to
stay there, and John let him stay. He
talked to us cousulerauiy, anu said ne
had come to the conclusion that koeping
litiuor shop was not tho thing ; that ho
had a family, too, aud it would not do ;
mtl he was gomg to quit tliat ward,
nnd livo up tovvn, and lio a rospectable
uian.
Mr. Arnold, who nover missos an op
portunity for doing a good thing, in a
fow minutes said : ".lohn, right here is
i good placo lor u prayer. lou have
shut up tho oldshop,and are not going to
koep a danco" houso any louger, aud aro
not gotng to sell any moru liquor. Sup
pose wo have a prayer here."
Johnaul : "li you waut to pray, a
have no objections to anybody's pray
ing." The inmates of the housc wero all got
into tho room, also Mis. Allen ; and Mr.
Arnold prayed ; aud theu i iiiuiK donn,
or one ot tho girls, said : "Let us sing a
hymn." They aro always very foud of
sin-'ui" hymns. Several hymns wero
sun' ;3.md Mr. Arnold said : ' "John,
cau we have a mceling to-morrow V 1
am thus prccise iu tkeso statemouts bo
oauso there have been so inany misrep-
resentattons of tho faets. L'p to that
momeiu nobody had thought ol having a
meotiug there. Alr. Arnold said
32-NUMBER 1630.
"Can't we have a meeting here to-mor-row
V John said : '! don't know.
It would be a great deal of trouble UaT
ing peoplo come in here. Finally, how
ever, it was arranged that perhaps 011
the next Sunday evening there might be
n prayer meeting there, but it was not
uctually settUd until tho ncxt morning.
A prayer meeting was held in AHen's
daucing saloon on that Sunday night,and
nobody any had idea thero ever would
he another one held there. 15ut at that
prayer meeting there eeemed to 'be such
an outpouring of God's fpirit, and tho
hearts of the Christisn people who were
thore were so stirred, and the hearts and
souls of the inlmbitaiits of that portion of
tho city wero so stirred inany of them
coining forward and asking to bc prayed
for that it was thought best to hold an
other prayer meeting there the next day
at 12 o'clock; and Alr. Allen conscnted.
No arrangemcnt wa- contemplated be
youd that one meeting. That meeting
was held at 12 o'clock, on Alonday, the
last day of August ; and it was such a
tremcndous auccess, aml such striking
manifestations of God's spirit were made
there, that thero was a universal expres-
ion that we should hnvc another meet
ing tho next day. Alr. Allen conscnted
that thc meeting should be held, and it
was held. Then it was propo-ed that
there should be one on Wednesday ; and
then on Thursday. And to the mect
ings went on from day to day, without
any piearrangemtnt wbnt.;ver, ju-tas the
Lonl lctl the hearts of the people, for two
weeks. By that time, peoplo haung
come in from all parts of tho latid to tho
meetings, the inovcmcnt having becouio
so poweiful, and the ellect on the street
tind peoplo in tho viciuity having be
cxuno so iiblo to tho nakud cyc that
any one who had an eye could see, it
was thought be.-t to have some organied
plan for llie meelings in future, and to
secure legul coiitrol of a placo lo hold
them in. Aud so AHen's placc was le
gally sccuied at thc end of two weeks, lie
liaving borne all tho cxpeusoh up to that
time.
We don't know what is going on in
the hrails of nifii, even in W;ter -treet.
.Iany a time, when 1 have been subsoil
ing iu New 1'ork, and have gone to a
inan aud have spjken to him, not kuovv
ingbut that lie inight be ngreeably amazed
lo tiud his heart all ready for the word.
So prayer meetings wero held at Tommy
Ilatlden's. The ellect of these meetings
on the dcnizens of Water street and
viciuity has been marvelous. On Mon
day, the lait day of August, as you pass
ed thoso abouunable dens called dance
houses, you would have seen sitting in
tho eoors and on the doorsteps tho wo
inen well, 1 cannot tell how they look
ed, it would not do. liut you can go
through thers now, and you wont seo
one of tho.-e woinen that n not decently
dres.-ed, and without auy impropper ex-po.-uro
whatever, froin one end of the
.-treet lo the other. You will hear but
very little swearing on thu street ; and
you nill scu the caitman and tho loug-
' tlioreiuen al 12 o'clock going up in
Idioves to tho praver meetings. They
hsten respctfully, aml they go away as
though they had been attending a funer
.il. 'l'hey aro powerfully imprcssed.
I rouieiiiber that, one day, at John
Vllen's, a man made me cry liko a baby.
Ho was a nuble looking feliow, and had
on a seiui-naval-unitorin. He got up
.nul said ho had been lourteeu years iu tho
employ of I nclo S.tm, and had coine to
New Yoik the Friday before. Ho had
Ijeen drinking excessively on Saturday
iud Suudiy, aml this was Monday. He
cnme in to see thc wickcdest man iu New
York : and tho.-e hyuiiis and prayers had
taken hold of his heart. His parents
wero B.iliiniuro MethodUts, and he had
once .-uiig tho-e hymn- with bis mother.
He said : "I was once a Christiau lad :
but 1 have slraycd fir Irom the path my
motiicr laught me. But this day I waut
:o get back to it." And he appealed to
us 10 pray for him, and help him to walk
m tho right path : and wo all wept there
liko children. Is there uo good iu that '.
l'iiat is tho way the work goes on there.
Men couio up llie Irom Wall street, und
get conveited. Men coinu dowu froiu
up-town,and get convertcd, They come
liotn thu Far West, and get converted.
And .they coine irom tho Kast, from
every where, aud they centre iu thcre,aud
ihero C!oJ incets them.
But perhaps you say : "Where aro tho
poor people, the vagabonds '. I thought
tho revival was for them." It is j'ur
tcluniiturvcr will just as tho iuvitatiou is
givcn in the Scriptures. Aud thoso poor
peoplo do couio m.
At the lirst meeting in'Kit Burn's dog
pit, a young gambler cauie with two
other gainblers to seo what tho new dodgo
was. They had seen dog-lights thero ;
.iud they said they thought they would
liko to see a vreitlo with tho Lord iu the
pit. That young man was afraid to
c uiic out there, on accouut of his two
eoiiipaiiions. He boardeJ iu a gambler's
boardiug hou-e. Ho looked like a so
phomoro Irom Harvard Collcge. He
tollowed Mr. Van Meter up to the Ilow
ard Mis-iou, and thero spoke to him.
And the young man has siuce been con
verted to Christ ; aud he has nover gono
back to that gambler's boardiug houso.
Last Monday or Tuesday morning, I
ouuted twenty-threo of thoso peoplo
troiu Yi ater street, or that viciiuiy.rougu
lookins: men, standing iu tho voslibulo of
Mr. Van .Meter's otlice, waiting their
uru to "o in and talk with him about
their Saviour. Twenty-three of them
that is the way tho work is going on.
Mrs. Lincoln has linally sailed for
curope. tier ouject is to euucato her
youngest ton, and sho will spend the
tviuter in tho south ot rranee.
C3Whcn you call a man a "wooden
head," do you mcan ho is a chip of tho
old blockT
Thc wcather wise prcdict a scverc, old
fashioned winter.
An obstinate man docs not hold opin
ions, but thoy hold him.
Ktiusas has discovered a petrifiod croc
uailo ono hundred and twcnty-sis feot
long.

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