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1'radically every young man is so
licited at some lime to drink wine or
beer, or some stronger) drink. What
sbf.ll bis attitude be on this question?
Ought he to be a teetotaler, or should
bc take what he will be told is a mod
erate view, and drink a little for the
sake of sociability and good fellow
ship? If the question ie put in the
-??treine form, "Shall I become a
?j-unkard, orbe a temperate man, even
to the extent of abstinence?" every
young nian will choose abstinence.
But many hold that a middle course
is much more manly, that to decline'
to drink for fear of becoming a drunk
ard or losing control of one's appetite
ie an evidence of weakness or cowar
dice. Some men allege that to refrain
from touching drink because its abuse'
is evil, is no more necessary or admira
ble than to refrain from using lan
guage because it is often put to evil
service, or fire because it is dangerous,
cr any food whioh can be overused
with harmful effect.
One principle may be set fortAx
clearly at the outset-namely, that it
is within any man's right to refrain
-from the use of all intoxicating drink.
It is no man's duty to use it as a bev
erage. Every man is within his
Christian liberty in refusing to touch
it. If any man moves in a society
that curtails this liberty or denies it,
his suspioion ought to he aroused, for
the next step will be the abridgment of
other liberties as well.
But I am going farther than this.
It is not only a man's right to let
liquor alone, it is his duty. He owes
it to society and to himeelf as a
worker. He cannot do his best work
except as a sober, eiear-mmded,
steady-nerved man. The railroads
will not employ men who are net
geber, and aro coming more and more
to prefer total abstainers. Even bar
tenders are often required to let drink
alone. The idea that it brightens the
intellect and sharpens the faculties is
purely fallacious. This defense
comes, as a rule, from men upon whoa*
thc habit has fastened itself, and who
seek a. justification of it, and who ob
viously disprove their own contention.
"I have never used liquor," Mr. John
G. Johnson, aleading lawyer of Phila
delphia, WSB recently reported to have
said, "because I don't like it. Bat I
know men who have used it, and I
don't think it ever brightened their
Net only does drinking not brighten
the intellect.and increase its working
poweii, but it breaks down the integ
rity <? nature and the vitality of the
mea who drink. "Alcohol is inju
rious," ?Dr.. J. -Solis-Cohen. of Phila
delphia, is.reported by the same paper
which quoted Mr. Johnson's state
ment to have said: "A man may
drink it te deaden his sorrow, but the
pendulum will always swing as far one
way as it -does the ? other. If he finds
happiness er Joy in intoxication, he
will pay for it Inconsequential misery
when he gets ?ober. It might stimu
late the minde of -some men tempo
trily. bat it would-eoon kill their in
ellecis and skorlen their lives. Phy
iciaus agree that it is a had thing,
ll siimuluutB ase injurious. A few
ears ago we stopped the nee of liqnor
n the Home for Gonaumptives. Since
hat time there has ?been a marked de
cease in the number ?rf ihemorrhages.
t ?B bad in every way."
Of o ourse the young man who be
ns to drink does net intend to drink
cough to be injured by at. He be
eves he can control himself, and he
.pises the drunkard ..he has sur
eadered his manhood and Iiis self
on ir ol as thoroughly as any abstainer
oes. But what evidence lias any
oung man that he can retain control
f this appetite? Let any young man
ho thinks he can, look up the family
.story of the people whom he knows
eat, his own family history, even,
o few cases will he be able to recall
o generations without meeting a
uakard, who meant to be only a
oderate drinker when he began. No
'unkard meant to he a drunkard when
e began. He did not intend to ac
aire the habit of drink. Bat a habit
"es itself upon the man who does tho
ts ?a which the roots of the habit
.ide. Even if the habit is but one
moderate drinking, that is the only
?d to the habit of immoderate drink
s' And it ie a road that is surer to
n that way than the other.
"Twenty-five years ago," Mr. De
:* said, recently, in an1 address to
?hoad men, "I knew every man,
oman and child, ia Peekskill. It
* been a study with me to mark the
irse of the boys, in every grade of
e. who started with myself-.to see
bat has become of them. Last fall
Wa- up there, and began to count
tm over, and tho lesson was most
Mructive*. Some of them became
R*8, some merchants, manufactur
lawyers, or doctors. It is rc
tuarkable that every one of them that
had drinking .habits is now dead-not
a single one of my age now living.
Except -a -few who were taken off by
sickness, everyone has proved a wreck,
and has wrecked his family, and 'Sid
it from mm and whiskey and no other
cans?. Of ?hose who were church
going ?people, who were steady, indus
trious and hard-working men, and
frugal and thrifty, evsry one, without
exception, owns the house in which he
lives, and hts something laid by, the
interest on which, with his house,
would oarry him through many a rainy
.day. When a man becomes debased
with .gambling, ram, or drink, ho
seems to care for nothing; all his finer
feelings are stifled, and ruin only is
.T?ven men who themselves drink
will give this sort of advice to others;
and when they have to employ others,
will prefer, without hesitation, the
man who is known to abstain. Suoh
a man is more trusted beoavse he can
trust himself. He has acquired the
habit of self-control, and no tempta
tion can allure him.
Many young men drink because it
.seems to them to be a brave thing to
do. They feel a manly independence
in it. As a matter of fact, it is not
courage, but cowardice, that leads
many of them to take a drink, and
.they-are afraid to refuse, or there is a
crowd about them, and they do not
want to seem timid. They think that
ito retain the respectif the crowd they
must do as the crowd is doing. But
.probably the whole orowd is just fol
lowing one or two leaders, and the
real heart of the leaders may be only
a coward's heart. These are the very
?times when principles are worth some-.
thing, and when the man who says,
"I will not," stands out as the man
.of true courage.
The habit of drink, whether regular
or not, is a wasteful habit. The
American Grocer estimated the ex
penditure of the people of th? United
States for beverages in the year 1900
Coffee . 125,798,530
Vibe .men .and women who spent this
snore (than a billion dollars for strong
drink ?have nothing left to show for
the expenditure . bot some weakness
hidden Away somewhere as the sole
ooaoegueace. ?Tho beer habit, whioh
is the easiest > habit for yoang men to
foam, ia as had .as any in this. It can
be indulged anywhere, and its inno
cence ie imaginary. "I think beer
kills quicker than, any other liquor,"
saya aa eld .physician. "My attention
was first called to its insidious effects,
when I began examining for life in
surance. I passed as unusually good
risks five .Germans, young business
men, who -seemed,in .the best health,
and to have superb constitutions.' In
a few years I was amazed to seo the
whole five drop off, one after another,
with what ought to have been mild
and easily curable diseases. On corn
parin.*; my exp?rience w:lh that of
other phyeiciaap, 1 found they were
all having similar lack with.confirmed
beer-drinkers, and my practice has
since heaped confirmation on.confirma
At a recent meeting of the New
York Academy of Medioine, the .ques
tion of the effects of alcoholism was
discussed, and Dr. Charles L. liana
spoke of having studied carefully
threchundred and fifty ease? of alco
holism at Bellevue Hospital, of which
the most frequent form was dipsoma
nia and the next pseudo-dipsomania.
Over two-thirds of the whole had be
gan drinking before the age of twenty
years, and all before thirty years. As
a rule the drunkard did not live more
than fifteen years after his habit had,
become confirmed. Whether beer or
?pirita, the effects of their use are
bad. Why should f man begin a
wasteful habit whioh is so easily car
ried to exoess, which even if not car
ried to excess, does him no good, and
does do him positive harm?
It ie trae that ia some associations
it is hard for a yonog man to refrain
from drinking. Many young men
grow up in homeB where wine is alway s
on the table. They are in business
relations where His regarded as the
natural thing to drink and peculiar to
abstain. But coneoienticas principles
are respected everywhere, when they
aro pleasantly bat firmly adhered to;
and even if the principles are not con
seientiocs, but merely prudential,
they will be offensive to no one to
whom they aro not made offensive by
some personal unpleasantness,r?n the !
part of the ono holding them.
The principle of abstinence should
bo with us a conscientious, not morely
a prudential, principle. Our morai
judgment should so revolt from the
terrible abuso of liquor and the liquor
business, that it will refrain from the
uso of drink as the only effective pro
test. The terrible risk of ooo aot
issuing in a second act, and that in a
third, and that in the birth of a habit
with all the possible consequences,
should make us fear fer ourselves,
while what we see of wreck and ruin
round us should lead ma to abstain for
our brother's sake. This is the high,
religious ground. Drinking keeps us
back from the best in ourselves, and
it hinders us from the best helpful
ness toward others, lt is religious
principle alone that will really stand
all the tests ia this matter, as reli
gious principle alone can effect what
needs to be effected when men have
gone too far. At the meeting of the
New York Aoademy of Medicine re
ferred to, Dr. Allen Starr confessed
"that the only reformed drunkards of
whom he had knowledge, were those
who had been saved, not through,
medical, but through religious influ
ence." He declared his belief that
periodical drinking was chiefly a mat
ter of moral obliquity.
The great word for the young man
is "liberty." He wants to be free.
Oftentimes he begins to drink in the
idea that this is a sign of his indepen
dence. But this is the use of liberty
for the purpose of enslavement. He
only is free who is master of his tastes
and appetites, and can look tho temp
tation to drink oalmly in the face, and
say, without wavering, "No." The
maa who says: ''That is no liberty.
That is slavery to hard asceticism,
and is cowardly. I am frea because I
can say 'Tes' or 'No' as I please,"
may be telling the truth about him
self once in many limes, but for the
rest, he thinks he can say "No" when
he wants to do so, because he never
wants to do so.-Robert E. Speer, in
The (Difference In Animals.
"I've worked around animals more
or lees all my life until the trolleys
did away with horses," said the mo
torman, and I have noticed particu
larly the effect drunken men has on
them. A horse hates a man with a
jag worse than the devil hates holy
water, but a dog seems to feel that a
drunkard isn't responsible for himself
and acts accordingly. ? dog, no
matter bow fierce he is, will never
bite a drunken man. He seems to
know by instinct when a man is under
the weather and treats him much as
he would treat a child. But with a
horse it's different. A horse treats a
drunken man with contempt-doesn't
want to have anything to do with him.
There need to be an old barn who
loafed ??round the car stables, and who
somehow or other always managed to
keep leaded np ito the nozzle. 8ome
nights be would creep into a o tall and
go to sleep iu the-straw. The horses,
when tkey hau "finished the last ran at
night, would always be ready to drop
in their stalk, bat il never new a horse
that would sleep with the barn. Bath
er tsss !c? down alongside him the
horse would ;>tand up all night."
Wbj (be Sealsfter ?Wss Galled.
The Bishop of Bath and Wella, who
ia to figure so prominently at the cor
onation standing to the left of the
throne of the king throughout the
greater portion of the ceremony, ia not
ezaetly noted for hie good looks, saya
the Marquise de Fontenoy, in the
Philadelphia Press. In faot, he ia
rather homely. He ie <qudte aware of
the faot, however, and telll a' good
atory in this connection at Ilia own
expense. It f>eems that one day as
he waa riding in an omnibus io ?Lon
don he waa annoyed by the persistent
staring of a workingman on the op
posite seat. The man presently ad
dressed himself Co him aa follows:
?'You're a parson, ain't you?"
"Well, yes, that is so."
"Look 'ere, parson," exclaimed the
man, "would you mind comi?* 'orne
with me to see my wife?"
Imagining the wife was sick and
needing spiritual assistance the bish
op at much inconvenience to him
self, went wich the man. On arriving
at the house the man shouted to his
wife to oome downstairs, and pointing
to the astonished prelate, cried with w
grin of delight:
"Look'e 'ere, Sairry. Yer said thia
mornin' aa I wur the hugliest chap in
England. Now, just yer look at this
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Senator Car mack's remarks in The
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in his habits of speech my friend
Joe Ballanfant's horse, of which !
remarkable animal it was said
that running away was his natural
The Columbia Herald says the inci
dent upon which the witticism was
founded occurred while Senator Car
mack was a schoolboy at Gulleoka.
Joe Ballanfant was then a dashing
young oavalier and an ex-Confederate
soldier, and was very muoh admired
among the ladies. He rode in those
days what The Herald describes as "a
crazy gray horse," and one day, it is
related, "he came oareering down the
road in a cloud of dust." AP he pass
ed the school the boys, among whom
was the future Senator, wtaohed with
glowing admiration the gallant eques
trian and his caracoling steed, and one
of them shouted:
"Is he running away, Joef"
1 "Running wayr" replied Joe.
i "Thunder! Running away is his nat
The story has survived all these
years in Maury County, but it
remained for Carmack to tell it to the
nation and thus immortalize that re
markable steed.-Nashville Banner.
Sal? 446 Wes sc Speaker.
William Alden Smith, of Michigan,
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politics, told a story (he other day of
an old governor of Michigan, who be
came a candidate on condition that he
should not bo asked <to make speeches.
An occasion soon arose, however, when
the regular orators were absent from a
meeting, and the crowd insisted on
bearing from the candidate himself.
He walked to the front and bravely
announced that he was no speaker,
with considerable repetition, and after
a little halting proceeded to talk.for
three-quarters of an hour. When the
meeting ?was over the candidate had
quite come to thc conclusion that he
was a speaker af tar all, and especially
did he feel so whenan oldf armer came
up to him to say that, although a life
long democrat, he had decided as a re
sult of what he had heard, te vote this
time for the republican candidate.
Before the latter, in f-.isblushes, could
stammer out a response, the farmer
continued: "What we want ae govern
ors is honest men. You are one.
You said -you were no speaker.
You told the truth. I shall vote for
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